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Re: HISTORY: Gauff, 15, Wimbledon-Bound

Post by djmm1962 » Jul Tue 02, 2019 12:36 pm

See, they're talking about Barty and any other person besides Sharapova!!

Makes me sick!!

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Re: HISTORY: Gauff, 15, Wimbledon-Bound

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Tue 02, 2019 1:15 pm

djmm1962 wrote:
Jul Tue 02, 2019 12:36 pm
See, they're talking about Barty and any other person besides Sharapova!!

Makes me sick!!
LOL... What is left to talk about Pova except 'Big Domination' from Twitwit?

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Tue 02, 2019 2:58 pm

Vee should play mixed with Andy Murray and doubles with Dart.

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Re: HISTORY: Gauff, 15, Wimbledon-Bound

Post by djmm1962 » Jul Wed 03, 2019 6:18 am

Vee was seen at the airport yesterday :(

I'm really disgusted at ESPN's coverage of Venus' loss. They aren't hyping Coco, they're bashing Vee.

But, there's hardly any coverage of Maria's meltdown. The only thing they mentioned was wrong and misleading: Maria had to retire at "5-0", and the only clip they showed of her match was the shaking of hands. We know Pova retired at 0-5 down!! Then, they moved on to Venus' loss again for several minutes saying "it's the biggest upset so far"!! WTH?? Venus isn't the #2 player!!

Same thing this morning ~ No mention of Pova at all, then back to bashing Vee as the biggest upset!!

Good luck to Coco, but I'm sick of this sh*t!!

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Re: HISTORY: Gauff, 15, Wimbledon-Bound

Post by djmm1962 » Jul Wed 03, 2019 6:22 am

Ace2Ace wrote:
Jul Tue 02, 2019 1:15 pm
djmm1962 wrote:
Jul Tue 02, 2019 12:36 pm
See, they're talking about Barty and any other person besides Sharapova!!

Makes me sick!!
LOL... What is left to talk about Pova except 'Big Domination' from Twitwit?
I'm upset because they're protecting her, like her loss never happened at all. Very Trumpian, but this phenomena started way before Trump!!

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Wed 03, 2019 8:27 am

If Maria wins, she wins, if she loses, she still wins. She can do no wrong. Blondesse oblige. It's real.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Wed 03, 2019 11:03 am

Zidansek beat Bouchard and no one is talking about the Canadian.
Venus, even when losing, is worth talking about. It's a sign of how much she's impacted tennis. How many slams do those who are 'bashing' her have? Let it go.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Wed 03, 2019 11:09 am

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Zidansek beat Bouchard and no one is talking about the Canadian.
Venus, even when losing, is worth talking about. It's a sign of how much she's impacted tennis. How many slams do those who are 'bashing' her have? Let it go.
Venus' loss was still headline news in neon in Times Square in NY as late as yesterday evening.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Wed 03, 2019 11:23 am

Because she is a legend. That's like Michael Jordan and the Bulls losing badly in 2019 and M.J. can barely hit a jump shot. :) :)

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Re: HISTORY: Gauff, 15, Wimbledon-Bound

Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Wed 03, 2019 12:26 pm

sekasi wrote:
Jul Mon 01, 2019 5:00 pm
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Hold your horses, folk. :) :)
Haven't seen the match yet. I'll watch the Replay on ESPN+ tonight.
Venus can really play ugly tennis nowadays. So, let's keep that in mind. :)
I watched the whole match, I think that settles what I owe you for that Venus clay match you sat through. Venus played well, it was not an ugly match, Coco took the few 1,2 openings Venus gave her and run. Coco was very steady, you might not like her yet, she is not your in your face July 4th fireworks shots, lol. I know your kind of players :wink:
I think she still has to develop court sense. She doesn't hit the open court well... She doesn't know what to do when she has to hit a passing shot. That's something I would emphasize if I were coaching her. But she'll get there.
She used to not have 2nd serve. Which was making her a DF little queen. Looks like she's solved that problem. I am surprised by the low number of DF she is hitting in this tournament.
Great Job on that !!! One flaw at a time. At 15, time is on her side.

Let's see how she handles her next opponent's junk balls. She did handle well the slices thrown at her in her previous matches. So she may not have issues with them against Rybarikova. Interesting match-up. I will watch tonight.

And you got it wrong. She is a July-4th-fireworks players going with crazy big shots at times. She's definitely not the Putintseva, Sofi Kenin, Gavrilova kind of bouncing-all-over-the-place girl. :) :) She keeps it all in, a la Osaka... game face on... We know where these 2 got that from. :)

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Re: HISTORY: Gauff, 15, Wimbledon-Bound

Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Wed 03, 2019 3:37 pm

Mytiwtiw wrote:
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Another one match wonder 😂😂
Make that two match wonder, eh?

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Re: HISTORY: Gauff, 15, Wimbledon-Bound

Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Wed 03, 2019 3:48 pm

Cori Gauff sounds awfully like Steffi Graf.

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Post by djmm1962 » Jul Wed 03, 2019 10:53 pm

OMG, Patrick was in Coco's box today!!

Venus was a sacrifice :(

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Re: HISTORY: Gauff, 15, Wimbledon-Bound

Post by djmm1962 » Jul Wed 03, 2019 10:57 pm

I'm more than pissed ~ much much more!!

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Re: HISTORY: Gauff, 15, Wimbledon-Bound

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Britain's Dart ditched by partner for upstart Gauff

The lure of playing with American teenager Cori "Coco" Gauff has proved too strong for Britain's Jay Clarke, who has dumped mixed doubles partner Harriet Dart at the last minute to play alongside the young star.

Gauff, 15, made headlines after becoming the youngest player in the professional era to qualify for the Wimbledon main draw and then beating Venus Williams and 2017 semifinalist Magdalena Rybarikova to reach the third round.

Britain's Dart, ranked No. 182 in the world, was left frustrated after she received a text message from Clarke saying he was switching partners ahead of the mixed doubles opening round Thursday.

"Essentially, due to the timing, I wasn't able to find another partner in the time period available," Dart told the Daily Mail. "I did ask a number of people, but a lot of them were set up and that's it. I think you should ask Jay about his reasons, that's all I want to say."

Clarke said Gauff had contacted him and asked him if they could play together.

"I've known Cori for a few years now, we got in contact, and she asked me to play," Clarke said. "That was tough. I had to let her know because I saw the pairs that had signed in, and I was thinking 'Am I even going to get in?'

"I think it's the worst decision I have had to make, especially midtournament. I didn't sleep too well the night before I played Noah [Rubin in a first-round singles match], but hopefully she understands why I did it. I'm sorry for her it happened."

Dart, 22, appeared unaffected by the last-minute change of plans, as she earned a place in the third round of the women's singles with a 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-1 win Thursday over Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia.

"I spoke about it yesterday. I'd really just like to talk about my match today. I think that's in the past," said Dart during her postmatch news conference. "Yeah, I think just got to look forward. I'm just concentrating on my singles.

"I think some things you can't control. Just got to focus on the task in hand. That's playing singles. That's all I'm really worried about."

Clarke, 20, lost 6-1, 7-6 (3), 6-2 to Roger Federer in the second round Thursday. He will team up with Gauff to face Robert Lindstedt and Jelena Ostapenko in the mixed doubles first round Friday.

Fresh off consecutive wins in her first two matches at Wimbledon, teenage sensation Coco Gauff has set her sights on making history at the All England Club. (1:34)

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