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Report edy November 27, 2023 10:16 PM GMT
Stedynos' shower thought of the day: It is false advertisement from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright to have their trilogy of films called "Cornetto Trilogy" without Alizé Cornetto having been casted for even one of them.
Report Angela Rebecchi November 27, 2023 11:17 PM GMT
Cornet fights like a lioness and gets the W ! Cagla 1.1 busted !
Report edy November 27, 2023 11:35 PM GMT
https://www.instagram.com/p/C0KEN9VpODG/

Looks like Björklund is friends with Lance Stroll and she got herself and a guest invited to be with the Aston Martin F1 team.
Report Angela Rebecchi November 28, 2023 2:12 PM GMT
Fils drops the 1st but then wins the next 3 and roars I am the NEXT GEN !
Report edy November 28, 2023 2:40 PM GMT
There is a third Tsitsipas brother. Surprised The one that is sometimes carrying Stefanos to ATP doubles titles, Petros, is currently trying to also carry Pavlos to a M25 doubles victory.

.....hey SaMeBe, flag Pavlos Tsitsipas!
Report Angela Rebecchi November 28, 2023 3:47 PM GMT
Cobolli is like a young Diego Schwartman ! Market showing him big disrespect versus Stricker !
Report Angela Rebecchi November 28, 2023 4:07 PM GMT
1.19            £1,498.88
1.2            £1,097.32
1.21            £938.85
1.22            £1,064.52
1.23            £664.06
1.24            £1,843.21
1.25            £1,633.91

Stricker BUSTO !
Report edy November 28, 2023 5:54 PM GMT
Guido Andreozzi lost a match that he led 6-3,5*-4, 40-0 in, and right before that he had some more match points on his opponent's serve at 5-3.
Report edy November 28, 2023 6:50 PM GMT
SamuelMertensBertens • November 13, 2023 2:01 PM GMT
Cluj-Napoca is never on the calendar and always end up finding a spot in the end Love


They are teasing on their twitter. https://twitter.com/TransylvaniaOpn/status/1729551807582511257

Post AO WTA125 imo.
Report edy November 28, 2023 7:46 PM GMT
OH MY GOD

Francisca Jorge is playing in Mexico this week even though there's an event in Portugal.
Report edy November 28, 2023 8:40 PM GMT
https://www.youtube.com/@kristieahn3453/videos

Found out that Kristie Ahn and Louisa Chirico got a bit bored in the first covid summer and made some music.
Report edy November 29, 2023 3:48 AM GMT
Thanasi's Kokkinakis' little 15 year old sister Tahlia Kokkinis chose to not shake the umpire's hand. Shocked

As a 15 year old! The guts!

I think she was probably hard done by with the umpire failing to make a call when she had match point herself - a call that would have seen her win the match, but true sports like Rafa would still have shaked hands. It's simply a matter of respect. Then behind the back you later make sure that umpire never works a match of yours ever again.
Report edy November 29, 2023 3:50 PM GMT
Cluj-Napoca will remain a WTA250, but has been given a new slot in the calendar. It will be held in week 2 after the Australian Open, as part of a mini European indoors swing of two tournaments (Linz WTA500 being in the preceding week).
Report Angela Rebecchi November 29, 2023 6:08 PM GMT
Mr Lumpy got involved in the wrong player today with Alex Michelsen !
Report edy November 29, 2023 6:56 PM GMT
Buenos Aires WTA125 done with the entire day's singles order of play within 4 hours. The ATP event at Paris Bercy coulda nevah.
Report edy November 29, 2023 6:56 PM GMT
....I actually dislike that.
Report edy November 30, 2023 1:34 AM GMT
Looks like none of Osaka, Kerber and Tomljanovic will receive a wild card for the AO and will have to use one of their special rankings.

https://twitter.com/melanie_lautrup/status/1729910499309949045

Wild cards for all the Ta(h)lias and Taylahs becoming more likely.
Report Journeyman November 30, 2023 1:32 PM GMT
Hey SaMe.. No not you. Hey wisewords. Flag Talia Gibson as a reinforcement for your Taylaaah flag and build up your Ozzie team. Especially as it's starting to look like they'll be getting the wild card red carpet treatment down under.
Report Journeyman November 30, 2023 1:38 PM GMT
I know mes hates the wild card system being used to mollycoddle home players in slams but it's not an insignificant edge if it lands in the lap of the right person. If Emma hadn't being given a wild card by the All England club in 2021 and reached the fourth round of Wimbledon would she have won a slam a few months later?
Report edy November 30, 2023 5:36 PM GMT
Good win for the unranked former #11 in her first tournament back - finishing it style with a clean inside in forehand winner.
Report Journeyman November 30, 2023 6:00 PM GMT
Three straight wins for Fils. He seems to have mastered this wacky 'best of five miniature sets' format.
Report edy November 30, 2023 6:20 PM GMT
Not three straight wins for van Assche. Sad
Report Journeyman November 30, 2023 6:46 PM GMT
LVA doesn't seem to have mastered this wacky'best of five miniature sets' format.

I don't see the logic behind these mini sets. What is the reasoning? That the young guys are going to run out of energy? Or that they have short attention spans and want to get back to whatsapp?
Report Journeyman November 30, 2023 7:17 PM GMT
Update. LVA seems to have mastered this wacky'best of five miniature sets' format.
Report edy November 30, 2023 10:08 PM GMT
I think someone at the ATP felt that sets in the ATP are early breaks and then you have a lot of wasted time with players going through the motion for another half dozen games as the sets are served out. Shortening that and instead giving a new set is meant to raise excitement.
Report edy December 1, 2023 12:56 PM GMT
https://twitter.com/7NewsAdelaide/status/1730109179053195490

Alicia Molik is a much better collapse first responder than Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak.
Report Angela Rebecchi December 1, 2023 5:16 PM GMT
Tuason 1.3x SP getting shredded atm by Alize !
Report edy December 1, 2023 5:17 PM GMT
Tiebreaks at 3-3 are the most ridiculous thing ever.
Report Angela Rebecchi December 1, 2023 5:22 PM GMT
it's a tik tok world and we are just it's tokkers !!! LaughGrinHappy
Report Angela Rebecchi December 1, 2023 7:16 PM GMT
1.02    £113.30        £16,086.42
1.03            £3,598.32
1.04            £1,653.19
1.05    £0.53        £12,677.80
1.06            £2,827.62
1.07            £2,490.27
1.08            £9,237.98
1.09            £2,240.95
1.1    £10.25        £43,303.40

Sevastova on the ropes now !
Report edy December 1, 2023 7:21 PM GMT
Sad
Report edy December 1, 2023 7:48 PM GMT
SadSad
Report edy December 1, 2023 7:48 PM GMT
CryCryCry
Report Journeyman December 1, 2023 8:01 PM GMT
Cool
Report Journeyman December 1, 2023 9:26 PM GMT
Actually I wasn't sure if you were crying at LVA losing to Fils or Seidel losing to Erika but you get a Cool either way.
Report edy December 1, 2023 9:50 PM GMT
Sad = Sevastova being dragged to a third set after she had had match points in the second set.
SadSad = Sevastova going down two match points.
CryCryCry = Sevastova failing to defend the first match point.
Report Journeyman December 1, 2023 9:57 PM GMT
Ah I see. Ok I retract the sunglasses, replaced with an empathetic Sad
Report Journeyman December 2, 2023 2:15 PM GMT
She's far too young to flag. But I want to be the first to point it out.

Victoria Barros is THE future. She's the 13 year old Brazilian Kyrgios rebel genius. She will save tennis.
Report edy December 2, 2023 4:22 PM GMT
Just another Mouratoglou hype product.
Report Angela Rebecchi December 2, 2023 5:20 PM GMT
MTO for Hevvur who is also a great Next Gen like Fils and Hamad who are in a tight battle first set here !
Report edy December 2, 2023 6:51 PM GMT
For all fans: Rezai is in the qualification draw of the WTA125 Angers.
Report Angela Rebecchi December 2, 2023 7:20 PM GMT
Hamad is champion! Fils 1.4 backers early in 1st punished!
Report edy December 3, 2023 2:07 PM GMT
Qinwen is back with Pere Riba.
Report Journeyman December 3, 2023 4:01 PM GMT
Gibson wins the final in Traralgon. Staking her own claim for wild card mollycoddling.

These ozzie teenagers have good timing.
Report Journeyman December 3, 2023 5:27 PM GMT
Erika breaks back and it's 2 games all in the Andorra final!

If she can somehow rally and win after beating Naef, Seidel and Hevvur along the way she might POSSIBLY even draw a reluctant complement from edy
Report Journeyman December 3, 2023 5:42 PM GMT
This *2-3 service game from Bassols Ribera turning into a bit of an epic.
The turnout is pretty decent. Well done people of Andorra.
Report Journeyman December 3, 2023 5:47 PM GMT
This *2-3 service game from Bassols Riber is showing no sign of ending Grin
Report Journeyman December 3, 2023 5:50 PM GMT
Erika breaks (finally).

She's so much more patient now, so much more in control of her emotions (although that wouldn't be hard).
Report Journeyman December 3, 2023 6:10 PM GMT
Erika (in her red Christmas market outfit with matching shoes) is now mugging.
Report Journeyman December 3, 2023 6:27 PM GMT
so much more in control of her emotions


I'm not sure who posted that. It wasn't me.

Set down. In the last game alone she's skimmed her racket across the court and screamed at the ceiling as if she was giving birth to Beelzebub.
Report Journeyman December 3, 2023 6:49 PM GMT
Bassols Ribera's level is starting to drop a bit now so despit Erika being a set down I'm now expecting her to come through this.
Report Journeyman December 3, 2023 7:09 PM GMT
Nah she's toast. Credit to the Spaniard she has a lot of heart.
Report Journeyman December 3, 2023 7:24 PM GMT
Erika's ceiling is way higher though. Her serve has really improved and when she's on she's great to watch. But her biggest weakness is actually her ability and her willingness to anticipate. She gets locked into her gameplan and eg in this match she's constantly being left stranded by really obvious shots from the Spaniard. The frustration and emotion fruitloop behaviour is actually just a symptom that comes as a result of this.

This is what separates her from Mirra imo. Get past this and she does have cujones, she does have weapons and she should be a top 50 player.
Report Journeyman December 3, 2023 7:33 PM GMT
Also when she does get left stranded she almost always pulls a legs apart, head down 'you got me Doc Holliday' pose of defeat.
So encouraging and energising to an opponent. Cut that nonsense out for 2024 please.
Report edy December 3, 2023 7:35 PM GMT
Andreeva in trouble now imo.
Report Journeyman December 3, 2023 7:40 PM GMT
Wp Marina tbf.
Report edy December 3, 2023 7:47 PM GMT
She sure will be able to treat herself to a nice present when it's her birthday the week after next.
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