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post #31 of 8528

I'm assuming you're not referring to Venus or Serena, but the next person that comes to mind would be 19yr old Sloane Stephens.

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post #32 of 8528

yea that's her laugh.gif

post #33 of 8528
Serena is such a drama queen. mean.gif


Venus. pimp.gif
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Serena is such a drama queen. mean.gif


 

 

 

for what?

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for what?

When she "hurt" her ankle. Always making it a big, dramatic ordeal, when she's completely fine.
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for what?

When she "hurt" her ankle. Always making it a big, dramatic ordeal, when she's completely fine.

Ehh, she's a women and plus she's Serena. been doing that **** her entire career
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Ehh, she's a women and plus she's Serena. been doing that **** her entire career

Once annoying, always annoying.
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post #38 of 8528

Tourney ain't the same without my boy RAFA playing mean.gif

 

Why is Lleyton Hewitt still playing? Andy Roddick needs to give him a call....

 

I'm calling it now JMDP wins it all nthat.gif

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post #39 of 8528
Hasvent seen Dominika Cibulkova yet, is she in any better physical shape?

Her legs always seem so heavy. if she ever got in peak physical condition she could be in top tier
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post #40 of 8528
My girl Venus. pimp.gif

Thursday should be good.
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post #41 of 8528

Nole and Harrison up now. Ryan rocking the Volt Ballistecs.

 

As for Cibukova, she's always had a stocky physique, so I wouldn't exactly call her heavy-legged. She lost today.

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Happy for my girls...

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Still don't know how Zheng Jie got that one over Sam, down 2-5 in the 3rd!

 

This'll be an interesting 3rd round.

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It wasn't pretty for Ana, but she's through which is all that matters I guess.  Faces JJ in the R3.

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post #42 of 8528
Dominika is not in good shape

Imagine if Steffi Graf showed up to her grandslams looking like that.

guaranteed she wouldnt have won a quarter of her Slams ...
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post #43 of 8528

^ To be fair, I think she's probably fitter than she looks.  And I think it'd be a bit unfair to to compare her to Steffi cuz they have different builds/physiques.

 

Speaking of which, this was Steffi from a couple years ago. Look at her footwork.  Not bad for +40.

 

Speaking of 40... how about Kimiko?

She was joking how she was older than the moms of some of the players... LOL

 

Nole was in beastmode today. Couldn't do anything wrong... and Ryan had no answers.  Nice kicks though.  Volt Ballistecs, which supposedly don't drop till Feb.

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post #44 of 8528
they do have different builds, Steffi was always in tip top shape and toned w/ visible muscle striations.

same with Serena, she hasnt been in top physical condition in over 7 years
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post #45 of 8528
Speaking of Steffi...I always wonder who would win a match between her and Serena. God, that would've been good!

I think they did play eachother?...But in their primes I mean.
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post #46 of 8528

^ I'll touch on that later.

 

Too bad Davy isn't able to do much to Fed.  Leading up to Oz, he was playing quite well. 

Fed's also finally rocking his pink kit.

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post #47 of 8528
This Monfils/Lu match was very good. Thought it was never going to end though mean.gif dude would hit an Ace to get the advantage then double fault
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^ Only caught the end of the match, but those last few points were horrendous. mean.gif  Those DF's.

 

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This Monfils/Lu match was very good. Thought it was never going to end though mean.gif dude would hit an Ace to get the advantage then double fault

Came in here to talk about that laugh.gif

This guy Monfils though mean.gif
post #50 of 8528

Plus that dance he had after the win... mean.gif

 

His PE's.

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Retail.


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post #51 of 8528
I can't believe these two women are still slugging it out...

Robson REALLY needs to work on closing matches out. She should have already finished the press conference by now.

Kvitova is also on and off...
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The quality of this match has been so mean.gif

So many errors and close to 30 double-faults between them... 

 

These 2 are definitely better than what we're seeing here.  A serious case of winning-ugly or doing what's necessary when you're not playing your best... applying to both girls.

 

Take 2 for Laura... here we go.

 

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post #53 of 8528
I don't see Robson sticking around in this comp for too long.

Someones getting fired tonight with that mic error. laugh.gif
post #54 of 8528

^ I think they've been having mic issues all day... SMH.  But playing like this, Sloane will easily win.  She definitely needs to find her form, and fast. 

 

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Speaking of Steffi...I always wonder who would win a match between her and Serena. God, that would've been good!

I think they did play eachother?...But in their primes I mean.

 

I think they only had a handful of meetings...?

 

But ultimately you can't compare them based on their primes... the game's changed too much.  The racquet technology, the strings (huge difference) as well as the court surfaces.  Wimbledon's a lot slower now and the grass/surface is much more consistent... allow for more baseline rallies.  I remember an interview with McEnroe saying how poor some of the grass courts were back in the day (at Wimbledon too) that everyone tried to charge the net at every opportunity they got to avoid getting into long rallies and risking having to play balls on bad-bounces.  As such, players back then had to adapt to the different playing conditions and equipment they had, while nowadays, the game's a lot more physical... a lot of long rallies and defense.  The polyester strings nowadays allow players to hit the ball with much more spin than before, allowing the ball to dip faster (think sharp-breaking curveballs) and giving us these crazy winners we see from the back of the court.  I'd like to think the game back then required much more "craft" and "wit", while the game nowadays is much more physical has a lot more "ball bashing".  Not that it's a bad thing, as we've seen some ridiculous rallies over the years. 

 

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This Monfils/Lu match was very good. Thought it was never going to end though mean.gif dude would hit an Ace to get the advantage then double fault

Damn...Monfils pulled it out huh? I was watching the 2nd and 3rd set before I went to bed but I thought he was either going to retire after the 3rd set or he was playing possum about his ankle.

He seriously loafed then, after he hurt it. He was chasing down nothing mean.gif
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It wasn't pretty, but I was happy for Laura... 

Needs to step it up.

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And some fans.

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It was very hot today... 40C.

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post #58 of 8528
Did Fed win in straight sets? Didn't feel like staying up to watch that thrashing laugh.gif
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Yeah he straight setted Davy. I didn't feel like staying up either. laugh.gif

Fed has a tough rough ahead... Tomic then most likely Raonic... mean.gif

I'm sure he'll make it to the semi's like usual though. nthat.gif
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Stepanek. laugh.gif
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