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Post by Graveller » Aug Mon 27, 2018 11:41 am

#ed_op#font color="brown"#ed_cl#@ #ed_op#b#ed_cl#Grossefavourite#ed_op#/b#ed_cl#:#ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl#As you see so often, lower-ranked players are able to produce their best when facing a top-seed....#ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl#It is called "motivation"... to suggest that Halep was injured, is taking away the great effort from Kanepi.#ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl#
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Post by Graveller » Aug Mon 27, 2018 11:43 am

Mertens is messy atm... served for the match, 40-0 up, and then... bye bye first serve (bye bye second serve too)

Nara now 4-2 up in the TB....

I see my second Skan-team member moving towards the exit...
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Post by Grossefavourite » Aug Mon 27, 2018 11:43 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>Graveller</b>:</font>
 
Well, she withdrew from Conn due to an Achilles tendon soreness.

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Post by Graveller » Aug Mon 27, 2018 11:44 am

#ed_op#font color="brown"#ed_cl#@ #ed_op#b#ed_cl#Grossefavourite#ed_op#/b#ed_cl#:#ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl#&nbsp;if you can run and play like that with an Achilles-issue, then I want that issue asap.... #ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#div#ed_cl#you obviously did not see the match :-)#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#/div#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Post by Grossefavourite » Aug Mon 27, 2018 11:46 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>Graveller</b>:</font>
 
We're not inside her head. We can only glean clues from what's said.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Aug Mon 27, 2018 11:47 am

In any event, if Sloanie wins today, I'll be in utter shock.

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Re:USO...Day 1

Post by CrossCourtBH » Aug Mon 27, 2018 12:03 pm

Why is the roof closed?#ed_op#br#ed_cl#Others are playing open air on outer courts.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#

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Post by Ace2Ace » Aug Mon 27, 2018 12:08 pm

Halep is right when she said in Cincy that WTA doesn't respect her. She was complaining about her match schedule.#ed_op#br#ed_cl#And now I see it. #ed_op#br#ed_cl#Why is the #1 playing first today? Has a #1 been ever scheduled to play at 10 AM (first match of the day in the stadium) at a slam in R1?#ed_op#br#ed_cl#Shouldn't they start with matches like Muchova vs Yastermka, Giorgi vs Osuigwe, Deichman vs Kalinina, Sakkari vs Muhamed, Kumkhum vs Kenin, etc.. ???#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#Halep was probably annoyed with this scheduling. As #1, she is treated like a #99.
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Post by sekasi » Aug Mon 27, 2018 12:13 pm

Ace2Ace wrote:Halep was probably annoyed with this scheduling. As #1, she is treated like a #99.
:lol: :lol: :lol: , Halep is not a diva, you are confusing her with Jankovic.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Aug Mon 27, 2018 1:19 pm

#ed_op#font color="brown"#ed_cl#@ #ed_op#b#ed_cl#sekasi#ed_op#/b#ed_cl#:#ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#&nbsp;With who? Didn't that diva move to her castle in L.A and cut out any Tennis related news?#ed_op#br#ed_cl#

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Post by Grossefavourite » Aug Mon 27, 2018 1:24 pm

Last year was bitter too, losing to Sharapova.
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NEW YORK – Simona Halep made a quick-as-can-be exit from the U.S. Open on Monday, becoming the first No. 1-seeded woman to lose her opening match at the Grand Slam tournament in the half-century of the professional era.

Halep simply was overwhelmed by the power-based game of 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-2, 6-4 in a match that was stunningly lopsided and lasted all of 76 minutes.

It was the first match at the rebuilt Louis Armstrong Stadium, which now has a retractable roof, and what a way to get things started. That cover was not needed to protect from rain on Day 1 at the year's last major tournament — although some protection from the bright sun and its 90-degree (33-degree Celsius) heat might have been appreciated.

"Staying aggressive," Kanepi said, "all the time."
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Post by CrossCourtBH » Aug Mon 27, 2018 1:32 pm

let's talk outfits

mugu a mess
zhang - lovely cut & color

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Post by CrossCourtBH » Aug Mon 27, 2018 1:41 pm

wawa through - well played

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Post by djmm1962 » Aug Mon 27, 2018 1:58 pm

Go Stan!!

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Post by sekasi » Aug Mon 27, 2018 2:09 pm

<font color=brown>@ <b>Ace2Ace</b>:</font>
 
Did she retire?

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