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Post by laverfan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 11:15 am

Ladies' Singles - Semi-finals

Lucie Safarova (CZE) [23] v Petra Kvitova (CZE) [6]

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) [13] v Simona Halep (ROU) [3]

Happy to see two CZE players in SF, Kvitova is a past W Champion, and may have too much power over Safarova.

Halep, with new found confidence and a good run at RG, faces young Bouchard, who seems poised for a bright future.

Predictions - Kvitova in 2 sets. Bouchard in 2 close sets.

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Post by The Special Juan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 11:45 am

Thanks LF OK

I'd rather it was a Halep v Bouchard final but I suppose we can't always get what we want. The first match shouldn't be close but Kvitova wilts on sunny days and it's 25 degrees C today. Safarova has never played on CC before so the occasion may well get to her. If it isn't a Kvitova demolition job, I'll say a horrendous 3 set battle.

The other match... I'm a fully licensed member of the Genie army so it's obvious who I want to win. I'll probably be out for an hour of it but I expect it to be a fairly high quality match with Bouchard dictating the rallies and Halep defending ferociously. Because Genie likes the grass and Halep doesn't I'll go for the Canadian but whether it's 2 or 3 nobody knows.
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Post by Guest Thu 03 Jul 2014, 11:53 am

Ah where would we be without some trivia for the day.
 
If Bouchard and Raonic were to go on and win their respective titles, Canada would be the 5th country in the Open Era to have both Mens and Ladies champion at the same slam.
 
Can you name the other 4 countries who have done the same?


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Post by Silver Thu 03 Jul 2014, 11:56 am

America, Germany and Czechoslovakia?

Edit: Oops, missed one. Er...let's go with Australia.

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Post by Guest Thu 03 Jul 2014, 11:57 am

You have 3 out of 4 clap

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Post by Silver Thu 03 Jul 2014, 11:58 am

Virtually wild guesses, LK Wink cracking trivia question though. How do you keep coming up with them?!

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Post by The Special Juan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 11:58 am

Swiss?
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Post by The Special Juan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 11:58 am

Scrap that.
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Post by Guest Thu 03 Jul 2014, 11:59 am

Silver wrote:Virtually wild guesses, LK Wink cracking trivia question though. How do you keep coming up with them?!

I try and think of weird and wonderful questions for you tennis buffs to solve Wink

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Post by The Special Juan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 12:00 pm

Aussies?
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Post by Guest Thu 03 Jul 2014, 12:02 pm

The Special Juan wrote:Aussies?

Already been guessed Wink

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Post by The Special Juan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 12:03 pm

Oh so they have. You'd think with Laver and Court they'd have done it. I'll have a think.
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Post by westisbest Thu 03 Jul 2014, 12:45 pm

Spain?

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Post by laverfan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 1:06 pm

Is it UK, LK?

If I am not mistaken, it is around Sir Fred Perry's time. I do not know the Ladies side though.

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Post by Guest Thu 03 Jul 2014, 1:11 pm

It is Australia, United States, Germany and Spain Very Happy

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Post by laverfan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 1:36 pm

Not much in the second set for Safarova v Kvitova, just tame surrender.

Come on Genie, it is your time.

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Post by Guest Thu 03 Jul 2014, 2:08 pm

I have a lovely trivia question tomorrow. Mwahahaha

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Post by The Special Juan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 2:10 pm

Allez Genie!!
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Post by Guest Thu 03 Jul 2014, 2:14 pm

If she is Genie in a bottle I would certainly rub her the right way! Very Happy

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Post by laverfan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 2:59 pm

legendkillarV2 wrote:It is Australia, United States, Germany and Spain Very Happy

Can you post the names and years, please?

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Post by DirectView2 Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:02 pm

legendkillarV2 wrote:If she is Genie in a bottle I would certainly rub her the right way! Very Happy

She is the wonder women on the tour, thankfully we have a youngster in WTA at the least to excite us.

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Post by laverfan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:10 pm

Bouchard up a set. Wimbledon Day 10 (2014) - Ladies Semifinals Day 3845856932

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Post by Guest Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:12 pm

laverfan wrote:
legendkillarV2 wrote:It is Australia, United States, Germany and Spain Very Happy

Can you post the names and years, please?

Indeed I will Very Happy


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Post by Guest Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:18 pm

Australia

1969 AO, FO, USO Laver/Court
1970 W Court/Newcombe USO Court/Rosewall
1971 AO Court/Rosewall W Goolagong Cawley/Newcombe
1973 AO Court/Newcombe USO Court/Newcombe
1975 AO Goolagong Cawley/Newcombe

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Post by laverfan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:20 pm

2 BPs. Bouchard looks tired. Instead of a CC FH, she should try a DTL FH. DF Doh

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Post by reckoner Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:22 pm

At Wimbledon:

1999 USA: Sampras / Davenport (latest)
1991 DEU: Stich / Graf
1971 AUS: Newcombe / Goolagong Cawley

Can't find the Spanish one!

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Post by reckoner Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:22 pm

Oh sorry lkv2 - crossposted...

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Post by laverfan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:27 pm

Double break. Wimbledon Day 10 (2014) - Ladies Semifinals Day 3845856932 Come Bouchard, see it home.

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Post by DirectView2 Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:27 pm

Wow so the sweetie is leading by a set and a break .

 Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo 

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Post by DirectView2 Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:29 pm

Genie marry me pls, I haven't see a combination of beauty, power, skill , confidence, youth, down to earth character for a very long time.  heart heart heart 

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Post by Guest Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:30 pm

United States

1972 W King/Smith
1974 W Connors/Evert USO Connors/King
1975 W Ashe/King
1976 USO Evert/King
1978 USO Evert/McEnroe
1979 USO Austin/McEnroe
1980 USO Evert/McEnroe
1981 W Evert/McEnroe USO Austin/McEnroe
1982 W Navratilova/Connors USO Evert/Connors
1983 W Navratilova/McEnroe USO Navratilova/Connors
1984 W Navratilova/McEnroe USO Navratilova/McEnroe
1999 W Sampras/Davenport USO Agassi/S.Williams
2000 AO Davenport/Agassi W Sampras/V.Williams
2001 AO Agassi/Capriatti
2002 USO S.Williams/Sampras
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Post by reckoner Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:32 pm

legendkillarV2 wrote:United States

1972 W King/Smith
1974 W Connors/Evert USO Connors/King
1975 W Ashe/King
1976 USO Evert/King
1978 USO Evert/McEnroe
1979 USO Austin/McEnroe
1980 USO Evert/McEnroe
1981 W Evert/McEnroe USO Austin/McEnroe
1982 W Navratilova/Connors USO Evert/Connors
1983 W Navratilova/McEnroe USO Navratilova/Connors
1984 W Navratilova/McEnroe USO Navratilova/McEnroe
1999 W Sampras/Davenport USO Agassi/S.Williams
2000 AO Davenport/Agassi W Sampras/V.Williams
2001 AO Agassi/Capriatti
2002 USO S.Williams/Sampras
2003 AO S.Williams/Agassi

I'm in awe of your info retrieval skillz.

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Post by laverfan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:39 pm

DirectView2 wrote:Genie marry me pls, I haven't see a combination of beauty, power, skill , confidence, youth, down to earth character for a very long time.  heart heart heart 

Hello Justin Bieber, welcome to 606v2. rose

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Post by Josiah Maiestas Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:43 pm

She's starting to choke. Needs Halep errors!
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Post by The Special Juan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:45 pm

Genie!!! Well done clap Please take down Kvitova, it'll be a crime if she wins another Wimbledon.
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Post by laverfan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:45 pm

2 MPs for Bouchard. Wayward BH on one. DF on the other. Relax Genie! BP. Deuce on an FH error. BH long. MP. Good serve and error.

Well done Genie!. clap clap

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Post by shivfan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:45 pm

Two years ago, I think the commie said, Bouchard was junior Wimbledon champ, and now she's in the final of the main ladies event.

That should be a lesson to Laura Robson. She needs to learn from Bouchard's example.
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Post by Josiah Maiestas Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:46 pm

I'm sure she'd prefer to be against Safarova.. but you have to beat the best  zen
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Post by AFCWomble42 Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:48 pm

I believe Laura and Genie used to be best pals, but have read that their friendship has cooled somewhat.

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Post by laverfan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:49 pm

Perhaps a new icon for Women's Tennis. OK

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Post by The Special Juan Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:53 pm

AFCWomble42 wrote:I believe Laura and Genie used to be best pals, but have read that their friendship has cooled somewhat.

I'm not surprised. They've gone in opposite directions.
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Post by DirectView2 Thu 03 Jul 2014, 3:54 pm

Genieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee  Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo 

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Post by DirectView2 Thu 03 Jul 2014, 4:00 pm

laverfan wrote:
DirectView2 wrote:Genie marry me pls, I haven't see a combination of beauty, power, skill , confidence, youth, down to earth character for a very long time.  heart heart heart 

Hello Justin Bieber, welcome to 606v2. rose

so u found me out.  Crying or Very sad 

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Post by Guest Thu 03 Jul 2014, 4:40 pm

Germany

1989 W Graf/Becker USO Graf/Becker
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Spain

1998 FO Arantxia Sanchez Vicario/Moya

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Post by Haddie-nuff Thu 03 Jul 2014, 5:28 pm

I have just found out (you may already know this) but Eugenie has a twin sister (boys !!!!)
called Beatrice named after Prince Andrew's two girls...

The Canadians are huge Royalists !!!

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Post by bogbrush Thu 03 Jul 2014, 5:38 pm

Good for Genie, she's the real deal. Sharapova without the flakiness and with more variety.

She has a twin sister? Identical, one hopes. I have two sons, one of very appropriate age, the other if she's a cradle snatcher. Obvious solution.
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Post by bogbrush Thu 03 Jul 2014, 5:41 pm

shivfan wrote:Two years ago, I think the commie said, Bouchard was junior Wimbledon champ, and now she's in the final of the main ladies event.

That should be a lesson to Laura Robson.  She needs to learn from Bouchard's example.
I think there's a fairly enormous talent gap.
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Post by YvonneT Thu 03 Jul 2014, 5:52 pm

Laura's problem (aside from the wrist obvs) is movement/fitness and nerve (double faulting at crunch points).

Genie seems to be taking the route that she is not on the circuit to make friends, which is fine in someways if you are ultra-ambitious, but life still has to be lived (rather than living and breathing tennis).

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Post by Haddie-nuff Thu 03 Jul 2014, 5:52 pm

bogbrush wrote:Good for Genie, she's the real deal. Sharapova without the flakiness and with more variety.

She has a twin sister? Identical, one hopes. I have two sons, one of very appropriate age, the other if she's a cradle snatcher.  Obvious solution.


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