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SamuelMertensBertens
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Final week before Wimbledon. WTA Mallorca is no more, this year it's ATP but we got another WTA event in Germany instead.
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Report SamuelMertensBertens June 24, 2021 4:46 PM BST
LaughLaughLaugh at that challenge.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 24, 2021 4:55 PM BST

Jun 24, 2021 -- 10:34AM, The Leopard wrote:


"ratted' ...surely !


tattled or ratted.

Report bobweenit June 24, 2021 4:59 PM BST
O0stypenko00 is Goating!
Report bobweenit June 24, 2021 5:01 PM BST

Jun 24, 2021 -- 10:37AM, n88uk wrote:


Forced Errors@ForcedErrorsUmpire got the score wrong in that last game0-15Penko dropshot into the net, should have been 0-30Called 15-154:34 PM · Jun 24, 2021·Twitter for AndroidI thought this too and thought I was going mad. How on earth didn't Kasatkina notice it should be 0-30 instead of 15-15 in such a big game lol.


Noticed that too. No way o0sty was gonna own up either haha

Report SamuelMertensBertens June 24, 2021 5:01 PM BST
haha, no chance.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 24, 2021 5:03 PM BST
if there's was an anti Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award it'd be hers.
Report n88uk June 24, 2021 5:04 PM BST
It was Astra Sharma who didn't know the score last time in Bogota I think.
Report n88uk June 24, 2021 5:05 PM BST
I just find it unbelievable your opponent is serving for the set at 6-5, you've played 2 points and you don't realise you've won both of them?
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 24, 2021 5:06 PM BST

Jun 24, 2021 -- 11:04AM, n88uk wrote:


It was Astra Sharma who didn't know the score last time in Bogota I think.


oh yeah, and she lost the match. And that likely played a big part.

Report SamuelMertensBertens June 24, 2021 5:07 PM BST

Jun 24, 2021 -- 11:05AM, n88uk wrote:


I just find it unbelievable your opponent is serving for the set at 6-5, you've played 2 points and you don't realise you've won both of them?


yeah, I can see you not paying attention to what umpire says, but you should know later in the game that muggery has occured.

Report SamuelMertensBertens June 24, 2021 5:08 PM BST
doesn't look like we'll get play in Germany today.
Report n88uk June 24, 2021 5:09 PM BST
And Kasatkina didn't notice at any point.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 24, 2021 5:09 PM BST
why are they praising the umpire here for "diffusing the situation"? Should have thrown the book at Osty.
Report n88uk June 24, 2021 5:09 PM BST

Jun 24, 2021 -- 11:08AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


doesn't look like we'll get play in Germany today.


Vika knew.

Report SamuelMertensBertens June 24, 2021 5:15 PM BST
Can't find the squirrels thread, so will have to post here:
https://twitter.com/tennis_gifs/status/1408095691554054144
Report differentdrum June 24, 2021 5:37 PM BST
Is there a massive fitness with these players that they can't go back to back in tournament. Jabeur wins last week then goes out relatively early this win, and Kasatkina coming off finishing runner up looked absolutely spent towards the end against Ostapenko. It wouldn't be a massive surprise if either were taken out early at Wimbledon.
Report Angoose June 24, 2021 6:43 PM BST
It's confirmed .......

US Open champion Dominic Thiem has pulled out of next week's Wimbledon with a wrist injury that he says will sideline him for several weeks.

The Austrian, 27, retired from his match against Adrian Mannarino in Mallorca on Tuesday after hurting his wrist while hitting a forehand.

"I'm going to do everything the doctors say in order to recover as quickly as possible," Thiem posted on Instagram.

"I will do my best to be back on court soon."
Report The Leopard June 24, 2021 8:42 PM BST
Come on Rybakina !

Great win !
Report Angoose June 25, 2021 11:58 AM BST
Halep confirms her non-appearance Sad

Defending women's champion Simona Halep has pulled out of Wimbledon because of a calf injury.

The Romanian tore a muscle at May's Italian Open and was subsequently ruled out of the French Open.

The 29-year-old, who was seeded second, has been at the All England Club this week, raising hopes she would be fit to defend the title she won in 2019.

But she withdrew from the event, which returns after being cancelled last year, minutes before Friday's draw.

"I gave it everything I had in order to be ready to play Wimbledon and after having such special memories from two years ago," Halep said.

"I was excited and honoured to step back on these beautiful courts as defending champion. Unfortunately, my body didn't cooperate.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 2:08 PM BST
Christopher Clarey @christophclarey
Women's qualifiers #Wimbledon
M-C Osorio Serrano
Danielle Lao
Clara Burel
Anna Kalinskaya
Katie Volynets
Katie Swan
Wang Xinyu
Ana Konjuh
Olga Govortsova
Ellen Perez
Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove
Lesia Tsurenko
Monica Niculescu
Vitalia Diatchenko
Greet Minnen
Claire Liu


I have heard of all of these!
Report edy June 25, 2021 2:48 PM BST
Shocked
Report edy June 25, 2021 2:49 PM BST
How do you know Danielle Lao?
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 3:02 PM BST
she's been in main draws of regular tournaments and Slams over the years.
Report edy June 25, 2021 3:11 PM BST
She has, but not often. Also only ever won one match.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 3:14 PM BST
trainer Camila.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 3:15 PM BST
retires Cry
Report Angela Rebecchi June 25, 2021 3:15 PM BST
Retired. Strange.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 3:15 PM BST
the week before Wimbledon.
Report Angela Rebecchi June 25, 2021 3:16 PM BST
Seemed fine. Would have been carnage had she not broken and then retired end of set.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 3:16 PM BST
nice green gone, but I can't complain after escaping a Vika bloodbath earlier this week.
Report edy June 25, 2021 3:16 PM BST
Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 3:16 PM BST
I don't think she's making things up. But it was out of nowhere.
Report edy June 25, 2021 3:17 PM BST
I missed Vika. What was the almost bloodbath with her?
Report Angela Rebecchi June 25, 2021 3:17 PM BST
Pictures are so far behind here that might have lost a lot had that quick retirement happened at end of the set.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 3:18 PM BST

Jun 25, 2021 -- 9:17AM, edy wrote:


I missed Vika. What was the almost bloodbath with her?


ab injury. market was nuts. went from 1.24 to 2.4 for the trainer call, some eager person even layed at 11. Then 1.70ish when play resumed after MTO. Rollercoaster from there, always looked like Vika had enough to win but retirement felt very likely. Surprised she didn't retire during the match and don't see why she's even playing at all this week given she got a good amount of matches in last week.

Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 3:21 PM BST
Dayana Yastremska @D_Yastremska
Following the Independent Tribunal’s decision on Monday, which exonerated me, I had hoped and expected to play at Wimbledon next week. Unfortunately, the organisers withdrew my entry from the tournament just hours before the decision was issued.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 3:22 PM BST
Who can reply?
People @D_Yastremska mentioned can reply.


LaughLaughLaugh
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 3:25 PM BST
https://twitter.com/tennis_gifs/status/1408430614202753026
aaawww, Kontaveit
Report edy June 25, 2021 3:28 PM BST

Jun 25, 2021 -- 9:21AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Dayana Yastremska @D_YastremskaFollowing the Independent Tribunal’s decision on Monday, which exonerated me, I had hoped and expected to play at Wimbledon next week. Unfortunately, the organisers withdrew my entry from the tournament just hours before the decision was issued.


FULLY AND THOROUGHLY EXONERATED.

Report Angela Rebecchi June 25, 2021 3:30 PM BST
Katie Swan. Lovely young woman.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 3:35 PM BST
Might have to forgive her for siding with Bellis after cheating against my countrywoman many years ago.
Report The Leopard June 25, 2021 3:53 PM BST
Spectator ill stops Rybakina game......Claire mentions Denmark v Wales game....producer has panic attack !

Game resumes after 5 mins

Strawberry down the wrong way ?
Report edy June 25, 2021 3:54 PM BST
Hey SaMeBe!

Happy belated mittsommer!
Report The Leopard June 25, 2021 3:59 PM BST
Is that the summer when you have to wear gloves as it's so chilly?
Report edy June 25, 2021 4:00 PM BST
It's the night Scandinavians all get naked and dance around a fire.
Report The Leopard June 25, 2021 4:02 PM BST
Perverts !
Report The Leopard June 25, 2021 4:05 PM BST
Not something Germanic-Anglo-Saxons would contemplate !
Report Angela Rebecchi June 25, 2021 4:09 PM BST
Katie Swan, Katie Boulter, great fillies coming through in English tennis.
Report Angela Rebecchi June 25, 2021 4:11 PM BST
Oosty tends to do better when going behind.
Report The Leopard June 25, 2021 4:18 PM BST
Rybakina could be dominating No.1 position in the near future.....so calm and talented !
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 4:28 PM BST

Jun 25, 2021 -- 10:00AM, edy wrote:


It's the night Scandinavians all get naked and dance around a fire.


that's not how it works.

Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 4:30 PM BST
will Eastbourne crowd get two retirements after sitting around for hours in the rain?
Report Angoose June 25, 2021 4:33 PM BST
They understand the concept of retirement very well in Eastbourne Happy
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 4:34 PM BST
is this a joke about old people?
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 4:34 PM BST
is Eastbourne the Florida of the UK?
Report Angoose June 25, 2021 4:34 PM BST
No joke, retirement is a very serious matter. Angry
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 4:38 PM BST
finish the set Elena. Then you can think of Wimbledon if you want to!
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 4:38 PM BST
Big cheers from the crowd Laugh
Report Angoose June 25, 2021 4:38 PM BST
The elderly female residents of Eastbourne were the inspiration for the song "Eastbourne Ladies" by English singer Kevin Coyne, which appeared on his 1973 album Marjory Razorblade. Surprised
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 4:40 PM BST
ffs Osty. Finish this!
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 4:44 PM BST
so old and polite this Eastbourne crowd Love Didn't hear a single boo when Camila retired.
Report Angoose June 25, 2021 4:46 PM BST
Osty has got Leylah Fernandes in the first round at Wimbledon, an interesting tie.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 4:47 PM BST
think Leylah has nothing on grass.
Report Angoose June 25, 2021 4:48 PM BST
Also Alize Cornet v Bianca Andreescu
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 4:48 PM BST
drama!
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 4:53 PM BST
https://twitter.com/tennis_gifs/status/1408452477263953922
Tennis GIFs @tennis_gifs
Ostapenko yells "come on" to charge up a group of retirees, who just smile back.

#vikinginternational
Report Angela Rebecchi June 25, 2021 4:55 PM BST
Trusting Oosty at 1.1 is brave here.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 4:56 PM BST
market went down to 1.01 there.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 4:59 PM BST
1-4 last chance for retirement. I don't see it.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 5:00 PM BST
that would have been so Osty to miss ...
Report Angoose June 25, 2021 5:03 PM BST
That was a very weak "come on, let's go", not much oomph there Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 5:04 PM BST
we already had one old Eastborne person needing medical attention today. Osty being careful with her shouts.
Report Angoose June 25, 2021 5:08 PM BST
Has anyone ever retired at match point down, just to annoy their opponent Excited
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 5:10 PM BST
no, they have done it for betting reasons though.
Report Angoose June 25, 2021 5:14 PM BST
Osty marches on ......
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 6:00 PM BST
Katie will be impressed!
https://twitter.com/tennis_gifs/status/1408466148409085952
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 6:19 PM BST
Lumpy going big on Angie because Petra did some stretching at the changeover.
Report Angela Rebecchi June 25, 2021 6:23 PM BST
Wouldn't take no for an answer there with their £50k!
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 6:30 PM BST
Lumpy is hit and miss, but a player doing something like that could be a sign something is not right. Vika lay down during a changeover yesterday, 6 points later she called the trainer and market went crazy.
Report Angela Rebecchi June 25, 2021 6:31 PM BST
Yeah, it wasn't a mad play at all. And like you say, if she holds and Kivi calls a trainer, Kerb can be sub 1.3 and they are in clover.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 6:34 PM BST
think crowd will be bit of a factor here. Motivated Kerber = great Kerber.
Report Angela Rebecchi June 25, 2021 6:35 PM BST
Yeah. Plus she looked less than happy about the Kivi roar.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 6:37 PM BST
considering we rarely get top players playing each other in women's Slams anymore, this might be the best grass season match we'll get all season.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 6:49 PM BST
what a grass GOAT Sam Querrey
Report edy June 25, 2021 7:12 PM BST
Is Angelika favourite to win Wimbledon yet?
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 7:16 PM BST
Her body will break down again from playing too much before a Slam, like at Aussie Open 2018.
Report Angela Rebecchi June 25, 2021 7:16 PM BST
standing ovaysions !
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 7:17 PM BST
is Angie much better at this then when she does it in English? Looks much more comfortable and I haven't heard one single "Ich meine".
Report edy June 25, 2021 7:17 PM BST
Just has to get through the first few matches and then she can rest up on middle sunday.
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 25, 2021 7:18 PM BST
although with grass you don't wear down the body as much. She looks like a contender.
Report edy June 25, 2021 7:18 PM BST
Didn't watch this interview, but I don't remember her as a natural media sensation in German otherwise.
Report Angela Rebecchi June 25, 2021 7:23 PM BST
Women's side is incredible. Soo open.
Report Angoose June 26, 2021 1:27 PM BST
Angie and Osty are on a Wimbledon semi-final collision course Excited
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 26, 2021 1:34 PM BST
Easy for the former, looking the same for the latter.
Report edy June 26, 2021 6:31 PM BST
Is Angie favourite for Wimbledon yet?
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 27, 2021 5:32 PM BST
classic Johanna Konta:
https://twitter.com/AnnaK_4ever/status/1409185496266416135
Report Angoose June 27, 2021 6:49 PM BST
Who is posher, Konta or Keothavong Confused
Report Platini June 27, 2021 7:51 PM BST
No contest. Yo can't get posher than "busting my chops" Laugh
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 27, 2021 7:52 PM BST
https://twitter.com/sabinelisicki/status/1409222613805699072
Cry
Report SamuelMertensBertens June 30, 2021 10:32 AM BST
https://www.asbclassic.co.nz/news/asb-classic-on-hiatus-for-2022
PlainCry
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