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Safina V Jankovic

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Hmmm, not sure who to support in this match. Don't find either particularly inspiring to watch. But probably Safina - would like to see her make some sort of challenge to be year end #1...

She has held the opening game, no DFs yet....

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comment by C2 (U9956155)

posted Oct 28, 2009

Best player in the world against Serbia's best.
2-1 w/l Dinara hard.

Dinara's good friend, compatriot and major winner Anastasia Myskina said during SEC coverage yesterday, Dinara has bad back troubles which she didn't wish to bring to the table as excuses.

<goodluck> Dinara
<goodluck> JJ.

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Makings of a decent match here. Both hold their opening serves

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Conosu, you might know the answer to this - What has happened between Lena and Myskina. They used to be best buds and now Myskina is saying that she wished Lena had lost her match yesterday.

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Safina retires. :( Poor girl.

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posted Oct 28, 2009

It's all over Safina's out and has given away the #1 to Serena. Vera Zvonareva out of next weeks champions tournament in Bali, but is now in the SEC at the expense of Safina. Jankovic back on track, the white group has suddenly become very interesting

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posted Oct 28, 2009

I blinked - what happened ??

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Safina pulled her back Duggie. We now have a 40 minute delay before the final match. Shall we stay on this thread or go to a new one

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Looking at Conosu's post - it looked as if was a major problem - maybe she should have scratched and let the alternate play.

She must have known ??

New thread for the Williams I feel KIG :)

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comment by tkb911 (U14188819)

posted Oct 28, 2009

she knew she cant win anyways

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Who's the non commital women yabbing to Annabel Croft - talk about two boring commentators.

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comment by tkb911 (U14188819)

posted Oct 28, 2009

what kind of injurey she have?

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posted Oct 28, 2009

I'm not watching, but if she's the blonde one then its Barbara Schett...

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Thats the one GJ - just looked her up - Ta as I didnt catch the surname - like two old biddies saying nothing of interest.

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posted Oct 28, 2009

GJ!!! <yikes>

*looks at himself and is shocked to see he has become australian*

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Sorry SG <laugh> Senior moment ;)

Thank you SG.

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Know that d2 has already mentioned this, but I am really stupified:


So Safina,
- who has back problems already
- travels to Doha
- gets all dressed up, feted and glamoured
- and in her first match she plays 2 perfunctory games
- retires
- coolly collects her checks
- leaves no 1 position to VW
- AND lets JJ back in the fight with free points (hope the WOZ tkaes her out though).

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Me too blackswan - totally ridiculous - if she had scratched an alternate would have had a really good shot - as it is they are a match down to start with and another player given a W/O.

Stoopid !!

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 28, 2009

This story has a silver lining....

On Monday, the rightful number one will assume her mantle.
:-)

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Poor Safina though. Real shame for her.

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posted Oct 28, 2009

sorry SG .. in this case I donīt feel sorry for her.

Think she knew what was going to happen and she opted for glamour and $$$ over doing the right thing

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comment by C2 (U9956155)

posted Oct 28, 2009

"On Monday, the rightful number one will assume her mantle."

Is that the ray of sunshine currently showing her wares in Doha ?
What a wonderful change it will be.
What a superb example for all young people.

With Agassi perhaps a joint publication venture may be in order.

A title ?

"How to fool all of the suckers all of the time."

Just what we need to bring more young people into the game.

Must go, I'm watching a pantomime, coincidentally also from Doha.

"Behind you...behind you."
I wonder if the player who will go out of the singles tournament should she lose, will win ?
Some of these panto's have VERY strange endings.

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 28, 2009

What on Earth are you trying to say, conosu?
<laugh>
Venus is serving better now. Only one foot=fault.
:-)
That said, Serena has two break points, and Venus saves one....

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Of course, it's fully possible that rather than going for the money perhaps Safina was putting her body on the line in order to hold on to the No.1 spot.

As for Serena. Hardest hitting, most aggressive player on tour, probably. Best, I wouldn't pay money to go watch her.

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posted Oct 28, 2009

This whole "debate" is just fodder.

There is a system in place, which reflects a year round performance, yeilding world rankings. If Serena's point average is not the best over 12 months, then she's not No 1. This is not rocket science. If those people that feel this is wrong, want to say/do something - then write to the WTA, because the whole situation is THEIR doing. It's nothing to do wtih Safina.

That said even if she had finished World No 1 for 2009, I am sure the body that denotes "World Champion" status, would have given that to Serena anyway. On any given day, Serena IS the better player, but on a yearly, day in, and day out basis, Safina has the results.

Point is not mute after Safina's withdrawal, so if you want to put energy into this, put it towards the WTA, who are the one's that can do something about it; OR let Serena play the tennis she can, week in, and week out. "Put her money where her mouth is," so to speak.

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posted Oct 28, 2009

That's 1)yielding; 2) with; 3)now mute; 4) ones

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 28, 2009

Is there a debate? As far as I know, come Monday, Serena will be number one, in addition to capturing two GS titles for 2009....

personally, I would pay money to watch Serena play, but I wouldn't pay money to watch Safina. To each his own, I suppose.

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posted Oct 28, 2009

That's 1)yielding; 2) with; 3)now mute; 4) ones
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Do you not realise Serena is now #1 and Y/E #1 ??

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posted Oct 28, 2009

Shame for Dinara to end the year injured. Hopefully she will be fit again for Australia. JJ must be pleased. Might mean that she can come back in this tournament after a drubbing yesterday by Vika. Perhaps that chanel off the shoulder number only another match away <wizard>

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posted Oct 28, 2009

As if the WTA tour isn't in enough disrepute, one pool of four is the "Maroon Group". <doh>

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comment by Kathy (U10879782)

posted Oct 28, 2009

Safina was the rightful number 1. She was the most consistant throughout the year . As for never having won a slam, what's the big deal? In women's tennis a slam is still best of three sets.

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 28, 2009

As of Monday, Safina will be the rightful number two....
<laugh>

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posted Oct 28, 2009

I didn't even bother to watch,so can anybody tell me what happened? Surely,Safina's back problem hasn't occurred in the first two games,it must be before the match <erm>

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posted Oct 28, 2009

sisterofnight12 (U12333852)
Came into the match with it, apparently has been around since about the USO. First two games seemed to be the makings of a decent match, unlike the match before which was an epic but was poor, next thing look round and Safina's got the quack on and is pulling out in a flood of tears. But certainly blows the white group wide open now after this and the Azarenka result

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comment by ilokid (U8469420)

posted Oct 29, 2009

As a process check, when is the abominable Serena Williams going to be properly penalised for her outrageous attack on the lineswoman at the US Open?
Had it been a player with a lower profile, she wouldn't currently be playing.

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comment by C2 (U9956155)

posted Oct 29, 2009

"Had it been a player with a lower profile, she wouldn't currently be playing."

And she shouldn't be.
I'm hoping Elena can give her a beating in an hour or so as a precedent to Sveta sending her sibling into the doubles only a little later.

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 29, 2009

Give it a break.
<doh>
Let's move on. This is getting boring now....

In this tournament, the issue seems to be one of players forcing themselves to play thru injury, and ruining the spectacle in the process. Safina, C-Woz and Zvonoreva are reducing the White Group to farcical proportions.

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posted Oct 29, 2009

I'm hoping Elena can give her a beating in an hour or so as a precedent to Sveta sending her sibling into the doubles only a little later.
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Dont look like it - why dont you post on the Serenaa thread :)

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