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Report tennisguy January 24, 2013 6:11 AM GMT
if only stephens could hold serve,als, no chance
Report jcy January 24, 2013 6:11 AM GMT
worked totally when serena took the mto sloane couldnt win a point the next game
Report LordBobbin January 24, 2013 6:11 AM GMT
Anyone reckon Sloane's grandmother is going round putting something in their drinks?
Report Joel January 24, 2013 6:12 AM GMT
It's not that hot?
Report LordBobbin January 24, 2013 6:12 AM GMT
Market still only 1.16!
Report LordBobbin January 24, 2013 6:13 AM GMT
I think it is supposed to be pretty hot there, Joel
Report tennisguy January 24, 2013 6:13 AM GMT
was 40 odd degrees before
Report West Coast Eagles January 24, 2013 6:13 AM GMT
im thinking of becoming a doctor myself
Report jcy January 24, 2013 6:13 AM GMT
i would be pooing myself if i had to serve to stay in the game
Report West Coast Eagles January 24, 2013 6:13 AM GMT
sitting for the GAMSAT exam in March
Report GWB_III January 24, 2013 6:14 AM GMT
Stupid drama queen costed me all green. Sad
Now maybe break for match anyway. Plain
Report Joel January 24, 2013 6:14 AM GMT
I am here and its only 35
Report LordBobbin January 24, 2013 6:14 AM GMT
Only 35?  Sheesh...
Report Wallflower January 24, 2013 6:14 AM GMT
Its crap really, these MTO are invariably after the player has lost a game - even though they looked perfectly ok during the game - just missed a few points. Taking momentum away from opponent is often the real motivation
Report n88uk January 24, 2013 6:15 AM GMT
Market is still only 1.16 because there is a high chance Aza breaks next game. Stephens has held once all match. So I can understand the price really. I'm expecting a break. If it doesn't come expect Aza to drift out big time.
Report tennisguy January 24, 2013 6:15 AM GMT
if she cant play she should retire from the match
Report deadbrain59 January 24, 2013 6:15 AM GMT
heat stroke.
Report LordBobbin January 24, 2013 6:15 AM GMT
Well she didn't look *that* ok, wallflower!
Report alfee January 24, 2013 6:16 AM GMT
aza looks ill
Report Dani_ January 24, 2013 6:16 AM GMT
Very very good medical time out from Vika, she was way to tight there.

She will calm down now, take the momentum form Stepehns, and probably end the match.

God help me if she doesn't :)
Report nofx January 24, 2013 6:16 AM GMT
ramp commentators ramp!
Report tennisguy January 24, 2013 6:16 AM GMT
well if its heatstroke she should get of court asap as it can be deadly
Report West Coast Eagles January 24, 2013 6:16 AM GMT
a Stephens hold, will push Aza out to around 1.30 me thinks
Report coccinelle January 24, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
Aza to win 2nd set 7-6
Report n88uk January 24, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
She looked more distressed than injured though. However you've got to feel she will find it easier to break serve than hold serve. She's been finding it easier to break serve all match.
Report n88uk January 24, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
Lol really West Coast, I think a Stephens hold and Aza hits 1.5.
Report West Coast Eagles January 24, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
Victoria Azarenka has taken a '2nd medical timeout'
Report betfair123 January 24, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
into 6.x Crazy
Report West Coast Eagles January 24, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
Melbourne Temperature: 35 degrees now, 36 degrees max, 13% Humidity
Report tennisguy January 24, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
ridiclous amount if time azarenka has been given here
Report breadnbutter January 24, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
strange man ....died ....ffs everyones dying ....has aza past away in the toilet ?
Report alfee January 24, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
how many timeouts can ya take ?
Report West Coast Eagles January 24, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
probably a bit hotter on court, i reckon 38 or 39 degrees on court
Report caramba January 24, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
aza taking more than 3 minutes? surely code violation if so!
Report Wallflower January 24, 2013 6:19 AM GMT
LordBobbin 24 Jan 13 06:15 
Well she didn't look *that* ok, wallflower!

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Looks more stressed than anything to me - part of any sport - just cant walk off. If they weren't allowed to do this, players would have to devise ways to get through it; again like any sport.
Report West Coast Eagles January 24, 2013 6:19 AM GMT
Woodbridge said ''ive never heard of a 2nd medical timeout before'
Report LordBobbin January 24, 2013 6:19 AM GMT
At least it doesn't look like she's been off shopping, unlike Kutznetsova the other day!
Report West Coast Eagles January 24, 2013 6:19 AM GMT
Stephens serving with 'New bALLS'
Report caramba January 24, 2013 6:19 AM GMT
unfortunately break here is NAP, but I'm happy there was a little fun here.
Report n88uk January 24, 2013 6:19 AM GMT
*Held twice all match rather.
Report nofx January 24, 2013 6:19 AM GMT

Jan 24, 2013 -- 12:18AM, caramba wrote:


aza taking more than 3 minutes? surely code violation if so!


Grin  kramer surprisingly docile wtf is that all about?

Report West Coast Eagles January 24, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
1.23 for Azarenka
Report jcy January 24, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
sloane isnt doing anything aza aint doing anything come on lets win this aza
Report LordBobbin January 24, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
Shot Stephens   Cry
Report tennisguy January 24, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
stephens got the worst serve i ever saw
Report caramba January 24, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
maybe kramer has a soft spot for redfoo? Sad
Report jcy January 24, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
pleaseee win this game aza
Report LordBobbin January 24, 2013 6:21 AM GMT
1.03 Aza backers must have found this hard work!
Report breadnbutter January 24, 2013 6:23 AM GMT
aza running her into the ground ...she bad
Report tennisguy January 24, 2013 6:23 AM GMT
just can't hold serve
Report betfair123 January 24, 2013 6:23 AM GMT
and the 1.01/1.02 obviously
Report jcy January 24, 2013 6:23 AM GMT
there we go
Report alfee January 24, 2013 6:24 AM GMT
never in doubt ! Laugh
Report LordBobbin January 24, 2013 6:24 AM GMT
Aww..  Got more fun out of that than I expected though!!!
Report n88uk January 24, 2013 6:24 AM GMT
Could Aza be any tighter on match point lol.
Report caramba January 24, 2013 6:24 AM GMT
tactical timeout did the trick!
Report jcy January 24, 2013 6:24 AM GMT
ferrer or djokovic guys? im defo djoko if ferrer could lose the first 2 sets to almagro
Report nofx January 24, 2013 6:24 AM GMT
1.2 not bad
Sad
Report alfee January 24, 2013 6:25 AM GMT
should be a good final .
Report caramba January 24, 2013 6:25 AM GMT
not as profitable as it should have been, but thanks ladies.
Report LordBobbin January 24, 2013 6:25 AM GMT
Doesn't Djoko always beat Ferrer?  No reason for it to be different this time.
Report nofx January 24, 2013 6:26 AM GMT
at least she not in denial about choke like some men
Report wooky January 24, 2013 6:26 AM GMT
full bank on li na for final based on this performance
Report n88uk January 24, 2013 6:26 AM GMT
Lol isn't her answer in this on-court interview basically "There was nothing wrong with me, I just needed a MTO to get myself together."
Report Wallflower January 24, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
Yep.....all the shannigans was profitable / predictable Stephens couldn't hold (as I said dubious from a sporting standpoint).

Went off for nerves - in a way admitting nothing wrong with back/neck or whatever
Report caramba January 24, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
crowd hates Aza LaughLaugh
Report breadnbutter January 24, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
tantrums not lost on the crowd and li will be favoured by them in final ...victoria a nutcase
Report nofx January 24, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
Li crowd fav here no matter
Report nofx January 24, 2013 6:27 AM GMT
what
Report HARRY22 January 24, 2013 6:28 AM GMT
That is bad play from aza...fakes an injury because she was feeling the nerves..shoudlnt be allowed
Report lurka January 24, 2013 6:29 AM GMT
li looks more solid, will win points on aza's second serve. Value on li, she should shorten imo
Report nofx January 24, 2013 6:29 AM GMT
think she used it to get an opportunity to go inside cool off and avoid having to serve for the match Harry
Report nofx January 24, 2013 6:30 AM GMT
not that makes it any better off course
Report n88uk January 24, 2013 6:31 AM GMT
I'm not surprised it goes on Harry. It's obvious tactical timeouts have gone on over the years. I'm more surprised she basically openly admitted as such. The problem they have is unless you stop MTO's (never going to happen in todays age of health and safety) it's very hard to actually stop tactical MTO's, because how do you deem one as such?
Report Wallflower January 24, 2013 6:32 AM GMT
Might be a negative "fall-out" because of this for Azarenka. At least she told the truth - but in a Grand Slam semi-final a player admitting in a crucial stage she went off for mental/stress/nervous reasons - doesn't reflect well on the sport - the whole thing needs to tightened-up.
Report caramba January 24, 2013 6:33 AM GMT
let players do lie detector test when they ask for an MTO
Report DonNo1 January 24, 2013 6:34 AM GMT
Complete filth, about time we just did away with MTO all together
Report nofx January 24, 2013 6:35 AM GMT
and on court capital punishment when they lies
with a market off course
Report DonNo1 January 24, 2013 6:36 AM GMT
Now Monfils will be taking mental MTO after the 1st game every match
Report HARRY22 January 24, 2013 6:37 AM GMT
Pretends she has some kind of neck injury on court then says the nerves were getting to her...I think she will regret saying that.
Report Joel January 24, 2013 6:54 AM GMT
Still some chance she will be DQ
Report GreenFortune January 24, 2013 7:05 AM GMT
how will she be DQ?
Report GreenFortune January 24, 2013 7:11 AM GMT
I know what Aza did is not right and I don't condone it at all. Playing Devil's Advocate here: with what was at stake she bent the rules in her favour in order to win. She fought every which way she could to win. This is all a consequence of her winner's mentality. It was unsporting and against the spirit of sportsmanship but who cares? she wins, she will go down in history as Oz champ 2013 most likely and people will forget the MTO. "History is written by the victors" - Winston Churchill.
Report n88uk January 24, 2013 7:57 AM GMT
Yer it's just the usual mountain made out of a molehill that will get massively overplayed in the media. Especially as it affected the American "golden-girl". Really she did nothing that many others haven't already done in the past.

In fact you could argue she was clearly more affected by the problems she was having than some of the "injuries" we've seen others have in the past.
Report Srichaphan or Ancic? January 24, 2013 8:04 AM GMT
The Williams sisters have done this type of thing many times. If they prevented a player from taking an injury break until before their own serve, as I thought they were supposed to, then this situation wouldn't happen.

Azarenka is a cheat. Everyone knows it. It is why she has had many fake injury timeouts. It is no coincidence that she has retired from more matches than any player on the women's tour. A poor example from a top player. Compare to Federer, who has never retired. This woman shrieks ridiculously, and fakes injury. Until the WTA get this type of thing removed from the sport, womens tennis will continue to be ridiculed.
Report sosa jr January 24, 2013 10:09 AM GMT
its a BS rule and always has been. Its for the crowd and no other reason. Name any  other non team sport where you are required to outplay, outwit and physically wear down an opponent and where if the battle gets too tough for you, that you can raise the white flag and have a break or get medical assistance. If i as a player Id exploit it to. why not. winning is about using all the tools at your disposal. the WTA and ATP provide this tool for players so are to blame.
IMO should only be able to call a timeout of any sort before a return game, and you immediately forfeit that return game.
( except if playing Dr Ivo.. where its reverse of that rule..haha)
Report therhino January 24, 2013 11:17 AM GMT
Yeah shocking tactics from Aza, hope Li smashes her to pieces. Un-Australian behaviour at the Australian Open Angry I won't stand for it... On another matter, does anyone else think Sloane is kinds hot? Love
Report therhino January 24, 2013 11:18 AM GMT
*kinda hot
Report Srichaphan or Ancic? January 24, 2013 11:18 AM GMT
But probably quite typical of someone from Belarus.
Report therhino January 24, 2013 11:19 AM GMT
I can honestly say I've never met a Belarussian that I can recall...
Report deadbrain59 January 24, 2013 11:23 AM GMT
shes well liked.GrinGrinLaughLaugh
Report dlarssonf January 24, 2013 11:39 AM GMT
Srichaphan or Ancic?     24 Jan 13 11:18 
But probably quite typical of someone from Belarus.

You talk utter c rap
Report Srichaphan or Ancic? January 24, 2013 11:55 AM GMT
Get over the chip on your shoulder, it has gone stale by now.
Report Srichaphan or Ancic? January 24, 2013 11:56 AM GMT
I suggest Azarenka takes heed of her own words..

‘You cannot cheat and be a hero at the end of the day.'

http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspx
Report dlarssonf January 24, 2013 12:10 PM GMT
I have no chip on my shoulder, you just make sweeping comments which are utter nonsense
Report edy January 24, 2013 4:07 PM GMT

Jan 24, 2013 -- 5:18AM, Srichaphan or Ancic? wrote:


But probably quite typical of someone from Belarus.


I watched Braveheart, starring my favourite actor of all time Mel Gibson, the other day and I gotta say those Scots are one heck of an unwashed and vile bunch.

Long hair on guys is awesome and super sexy, but please not like that. Use some freaking conditioner or at the very least a brush. Even nowadays you see that way too often. If you grow your hair out as a guy, please take care of it.

But back to Braveheart: How come the other Scots followed him and accepted him as on of their leaders? Being called Wallace, and not McWallace, he was clearly someone of Welsh descent (I looked this up on Wikipedia) instead of being a proper Scot.

There must be a good reason for a well respected video game like "Red Dead Redemption" containing the quote "My pa always told me to never trust a Welshman, and he got his throat slit by one, so he should know."

As for Azarenka: Players should be allowed to call the trainer at any time, but if the trainer diagnoses that it's not something that will kill the player within the next few points the umpire and trainer should have the discretion to make the player wait until it's his turn to serve.

I do actually think they have that discretion (or at least had it at one point in ATP tournaments), that right is just not exercised very often (would you exercise it as a trainer/umpire against the people who run the show or would you simply get on with it and treat the player?). Still, Lu was once denied a medical timeout before Hewitt was about to serve.

Report nofx January 25, 2013 3:41 AM GMT
SOA SEETHING LaughLaugh  wtf it has to do with womens tennis anyway? Crazy
Report ;[p January 25, 2013 12:11 PM GMT
And as for that on-court interview? Azarenka maintains that she misunderstood the line of questioning. The world No.1 believed she was being asked about her difficulties closing out the match, not about her health.

“All the nerves that I was talking about, what was misunderstood, I was talking about I never felt that way in my life. I couldn’t understand what was going on … I just couldn’t fully breathe. It was hurting every time I breathed and it was really freaking me out.

“I cannot really change what has gone on in that particular situation and the other thing what I said, I keep going back and look[ing] at the footage because I had to understand myself what I did wrong to kind of see your side of things and to understand what you thought, which is fair enough.”

To set the record straight, at 4-2 Azarenka started to feel discomfort due to a blocked rib. At 5-3 she was experiencing breathing difficulties, which is when she called the trainer onto court. She did not ask to leave the court – she was asked to by the doctor so the problem could be assessed and only one medical time-out was taken.

“I think I can understand the situation but I feel also that when I explain the situation it’s not really fair for people to be like that,” she said. “Everybody can make a mistake or misunderstanding.”

Azarenka has not had a chance to speak to the other player involved, Stephens, but she plans to get in contact with her.

“I haven’t spoken to her after that but I am going to send her a message. I don’t feel that she took it the bad way because she was really nice in her press conference and we are great between us.

“It’s not going to cause any problems because it was not intentional and she didn’t take it personal and so that’s great from her. I think she’s a terrific girl and I’m definitely going to send her a message just to make sure that we are OK, but I know we are fine.”“It was a big misunderstanding. It was bad timing, it was probably my fault as I said before and I would never do something against or towards the other player, especially somebody like Sloane,” she said.

“I’ve known her since she was 16 years old, we’ve practised a couple of times together and I admire her and really like her as a girl.


cheat and liar. 
she know radwa since 12 and that didnt stopped her to" do something" as faking injury in crucial moment when lost momentum

her explanations are pathetic
Report ;[p January 25, 2013 12:12 PM GMT
It was a big misunderstanding. It was bad timing, it was probably my fault as I said before and I would never do something against or towards the other player, especially somebody like Sloane,” she said.

“I’ve known her since she was 16 years old, we’ve practised a couple of times together and I admire her and really like her as a girl.


cheat and liar. 
she know radwa since 12 and that didnt stopped her to" do something" as faking injury in crucial moment when lost momentum

her explanations are pathetic
Report n88uk January 25, 2013 2:45 PM GMT
Vika can beat Rad on 1 leg.
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