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SamuelMertensBertens
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Qualiying starts Monday. Main draw on Wednesday.
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Report edy March 19, 2023 7:05 PM GMT
Or even ever taken a set off her.
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 7:45 PM GMT
ffs. thought the qualies started tomorrow Cry
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 7:48 PM GMT
thought Priska was playing some mug ITF event Cry
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 7:49 PM GMT
weird that Muchova had to play qualies for Miami
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 7:51 PM GMT
why didn't you tell me edy Plain
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 7:54 PM GMT
Dayana ]crashing
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 7:55 PM GMT
ffS now typos!
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 7:55 PM GMT
Dayana crashing crashing crashing
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 7:57 PM GMT
Emma N gonna make her debut in the top 100 soon
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:04 PM GMT
oh edy why won't you listen to what I gotta say? oh edy don't you let me throw it all away!
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:05 PM GMT
goodnight sweet Vera
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:09 PM GMT
edy mocking us when Rebecca crashed out. But we are better people obviouisly.
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:10 PM GMT
edy made you write obviously incorrectly Sad
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:11 PM GMT
If Semenistaja ever needs a bodyguard/protection, she should check if Julian Cundom is interested.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:12 PM GMT
that was fat fingers, i next to u
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:14 PM GMT
tell me why,
Colleen why can't you win tennis matches?
tell me why,
is it because you can't be bothered doing cardio?
tell me why..
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:15 PM GMT
tell me why,
56% first serve percentage
tell me why,
0% break points converted
tell me why!
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:16 PM GMT
tell me whyyyyyyyyyyy
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:18 PM GMT
tell me why,
tricking me into flagging Nugroho
tell me why,
no chance of ever breaking top 40
tell me why!!!!
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:18 PM GMT
tell me why!!!!!!!!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:20 PM GMT

Mar 19, 2023 -- 9:15PM, wisewords wrote:


tell me why,56% first serve percentagetell me why,0% break points convertedtell me why!


is this done?

Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:21 PM GMT
what do you meant is this done?
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:21 PM GMT
is there more is this the entire Coco song?
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:21 PM GMT
Colleen is currently losing 6-3 1-0
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:21 PM GMT
I might make it longer one day
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:22 PM GMT
too short, or 2 verses enough?
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:22 PM GMT
the I want it that way part is not there. Could work Vandeweghe into that.
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:23 PM GMT
yeah. it's unfinished business
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:23 PM GMT
can't believe Coco has two songs now.
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:24 PM GMT
rotten brain caused me to forget her first one
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:25 PM GMT
FEEL THE HYPE!!! BUNDESLIGA STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:26 PM GMT
"Lion Sleeps Tonight"

A VANDEWEGHE A VANDEWEGHE A VANDEWEGHE A VANDEWEGHE

In the jungle ...
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:29 PM GMT
I just popped super hard for Bundesliga. that was SWEET!!!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:30 PM GMT

Mar 19, 2023 -- 9:24PM, wisewords wrote:


rotten brain caused me to forget her first one


it's from the SIG era of this phorum I think, so you are forgiven.

Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:30 PM GMT
posted details in S/OT
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:31 PM GMT
Bundesliga is literally the strongest league on planet earth
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:39 PM GMT
let's go Aryna Sabalenki
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:47 PM GMT
tell me why,
56% first serve percentage
tell me why,
14% break points converted
tell me why!

When you retire it will be such a sad day
Never change Colleen Vandeweghe
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:48 PM GMT
or
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:49 PM GMT
ell me why,
56% first serve percentage
tell me why,
14% break points converted
tell me why!

When you retire it will be such a sad day
Play, play on Colleen Vandeweghe
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:49 PM GMT
Updated caramba rankings after Indian Wells.
1) Iga
2) Sabalenka
3) Rybakina ↑
4) BK ↓
5) Garcia ↓
6) Pegula ↓
7) Bencic
8) Samsonova
9) Sakkari
10) Gauff
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:50 PM GMT

Mar 19, 2023 -- 9:49PM, wisewords wrote:


ell me why,56% first serve percentagetell me why,14% break points convertedtell me why!When you retire it will be such a sad dayPlay, play on Colleen Vandeweghe


good work!

Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:52 PM GMT
swap Jess for Garcia. come on caramba ffs
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:53 PM GMT
She has every chance to advance with a good Miami showing.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:54 PM GMT
Gonna be cool when Miami outright odds go up to see if market agrees with me.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:55 PM GMT
Sabalenka so consistent these days once she sorted her serve.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:56 PM GMT
Wonder if Iga will play at all.
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:57 PM GMT
I haven't read anything today, but felt doubtful reading her comments after the SFG
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:58 PM GMT
SF*
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 8:58 PM GMT
calling edy
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:58 PM GMT
Same. She didn't retire before the draw, so at least it can't be so bad that she's not even considering playing.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 8:59 PM GMT
*withdraw
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 9:15 PM GMT
edy not answering Scared
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 9:25 PM GMT
!!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 9:28 PM GMT
they are paying tribute to Elena Dementieva here.
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 9:30 PM GMT
just a few double faults by Aryna
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 9:30 PM GMT
probs lose the 2nd 6-1 now because she won't be able to recover mentally from that
Report Journeyman March 19, 2023 9:31 PM GMT
What a tie break! That's why IW is the 5th slam

Extreme WTA introvert 1
Extreme WTA extrovert 0
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 9:32 PM GMT
was peak
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 9:32 PM GMT

Mar 19, 2023 -- 10:30PM, wisewords wrote:


probs lose the 2nd 6-1 now because she won't be able to recover mentally from that


she's quite good at that imo.

Report wisewords March 19, 2023 9:40 PM GMT
against lesser opposition she can recover, but Ryba isn't going to donate
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 9:42 PM GMT
she will need some help yes. But Ryba was nervous in that breaker, so every chance that will happen again.
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 9:56 PM GMT
Aryna tried to win the match with 1 big smash
Report Angela Rebecchi March 19, 2023 10:14 PM GMT
wow, how cool was she serving it out too !
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 10:15 PM GMT
Elena Rybakina ice cool
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 10:15 PM GMT
Sabalenka with the higher peak level, but not stable
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 10:16 PM GMT

Mar 19, 2023 -- 9:55PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Sabalenka so consistent these days once she sorted her serve.


what a jinx!
But in general, she's been super stable this year compared to last year.

Report wisewords March 19, 2023 10:16 PM GMT
WTA moving on from the Barty/Osaka era at least
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 10:17 PM GMT
we've got Iga, Aryna, Elena, Jess and BK. cool 5
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 10:17 PM GMT
if only we can have a resurgence of Anett Happy
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 10:18 PM GMT
Ryba with the same celebrations after winning a Slam that the Ymer brothers do for going from 30-love to 40-love when serving at 3-1 in set 1.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 10:19 PM GMT

Mar 19, 2023 -- 11:17PM, wisewords wrote:


we've got Iga, Aryna, Elena, Jess and BK. cool 5


terrible from a marketing standpoint though. But if they remain consistent, that will help a bit.

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 10:19 PM GMT
at least Jess has being American going for her.
Report mesmerised March 19, 2023 10:22 PM GMT
did I hear that stat right, Rybankina is the first player to ever beat a World Number 1 and 2 in the same event, that can't be true
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 10:23 PM GMT
Wacky Sabalenka only behind Alison Riske when it comes to laughing at her own jokes.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 10:24 PM GMT

Mar 19, 2023 -- 11:22PM, mesmerised wrote:


did I hear that stat right, Rybankina is the first player to ever beat a World Number 1 and 2 in the same event, that can't be true


no, BK beat the Top 3 in Dubai. Maybe at IW?

Report wisewords March 19, 2023 10:24 PM GMT
Aryna won the speech
Report mesmerised March 19, 2023 10:24 PM GMT
must be that yeah
Report mesmerised March 19, 2023 10:25 PM GMT
Rybakina should now be third in the rankings but instead will be 7th
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 10:26 PM GMT
*round of applause for volunteers*
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 10:28 PM GMT
wow Aryna "I will make sure it's the last one"
Report Angela Rebecchi March 19, 2023 10:32 PM GMT
Brilliant final, brilliant speeches. Let's make WTA great again !!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 10:32 PM GMT

Mar 19, 2023 -- 11:28PM, wisewords wrote:


wow Aryna "I will make sure it's the last one"


that was very funny. These speeches are usually so boring. Aryna with the tongue out when Ryba said "Great result this year" was good stuff too.

Report mesmerised March 19, 2023 10:38 PM GMT
Comparing top 10 ATP to WTA general slam strength, best results if you awarded points, 7 for a win, 6 for final, 5 for semi etc...

1. Won......Won
2. Won......Won
3. Final....QF
4. Final....Final
5. QF.......SF
6. Won......Final
7. QF.......SF
8. QF.......SF
9. Won......SF
10. SF....Won


it's 57 atp,  57 wta

obviously it'd be lopsided adding up all the wins, semi's etc for each but still, neck and neck
Report Angela Rebecchi March 19, 2023 10:40 PM GMT
wisey, who wins the battle of king carlos and king daniil ?
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 10:41 PM GMT
https://twitter.com/QuentinMoynet/status/1637583791370674179

I don't remember this Vika/Serena moment.
Report wisewords March 19, 2023 10:44 PM GMT
the king wins!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 10:48 PM GMT
https://twitter.com/tennis_gifs/status/1637580862593040384

The Ryba sisters should ask for their birth certificates imo.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 10:52 PM GMT

Mar 19, 2023 -- 11:40PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


wisey, who wins the battle of king carlos and king daniil ?


https://twitter.com/henrybreadstick/status/1637262888221167616

Report wisewords March 19, 2023 10:54 PM GMT
seems like 1 sister got all of it and the other got none of it
Report Angela Rebecchi March 19, 2023 11:00 PM GMT

Mar 19, 2023 -- 11:52PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Mar 19, 2023 -- 10:40PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:wisey, who wins the battle of king carlos and king daniil ?https://twitter.com/henrybreadstick/status/1637262888221167616


LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 11:15 PM GMT
the sister:
https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1637592901323730946
https://twitter.com/tennis_gifs/status/1637580862593040384
https://twitter.com/tennis_gifs/status/1637582969337438208
https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1637569758919811072
https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1637566030468849664
https://twitter.com/WTA/status/1619272193581649920
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 11:16 PM GMT
Daniil to win this.
Report Angela Rebecchi March 19, 2023 11:21 PM GMT
Explosive start from Carlos
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 11:23 PM GMT

Mar 20, 2023 -- 12:16AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Daniil to win this.


would have won on hardcourt.

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 11:25 PM GMT
audio is down. Luckily it's Mo in the chair.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 19, 2023 11:31 PM GMT
Christopher Clarey
@christophclarey·2m
Audio issues again in Stadium 1 at Indian Wells during the men's final.

Quite the plot twist to have software problems at a tournament owned by Larry Ellison
Report mesmerised March 20, 2023 12:06 AM GMT
what an absolute beatdown from Alcatrash
Report Angela Rebecchi March 20, 2023 12:42 AM GMT
That was mightily impressive from the king !
Report wisewords March 20, 2023 1:09 AM GMT
Carlos vs Novak Monte Carlo final incoming
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