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The fifth, or maybe downgraded to 7th these days, Slam is here.
Qualies continue today and tomorrow, main draw then starts Wednesday.
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Report wisewords March 16, 2024 6:06 AM GMT
5!
Report wisewords March 16, 2024 6:06 AM GMT
can she do it? the crowd really want Coco
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 16, 2024 6:06 AM GMT
oh Coco
Report wisewords March 16, 2024 6:07 AM GMT
4 SurprisedSurprised
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 16, 2024 6:07 AM GMT

Mar 16, 2024 -- 7:06AM, wisewords wrote:


can she do it? the crowd really want Coco


ungrateful bastards. They got free popcorn!

Report wisewords March 16, 2024 6:08 AM GMT
Coco seems tired/ill/lacking full energy today. is a reason she could point to if she does lose
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 16, 2024 6:08 AM GMT
Dear Maria S's brain with the super memory, try and distract your person so she forgets about what happened last time she was 5-2 up.
Report wisewords March 16, 2024 6:09 AM GMT
3
Report wisewords March 16, 2024 6:10 AM GMT
mama mia
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 16, 2024 6:10 AM GMT
Coco hasn't been the best in the last month, and then on top of that isn't feeling the best today.
Would still be a monumental win for Maria S after how everything went down.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 16, 2024 6:10 AM GMT
WOW!
Report wisewords March 16, 2024 6:10 AM GMT
it's TWO
Report wisewords March 16, 2024 6:11 AM GMT
uno
Report wisewords March 16, 2024 6:12 AM GMT
victory for Maria Sakkari!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 16, 2024 6:12 AM GMT
Excited
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 16, 2024 6:12 AM GMT
haha no big celebration. So respectful to Coco.
Report wisewords March 16, 2024 6:21 AM GMT
I think it's good for the WTA Tour to have a more competitive Sakkari. she's such an athlete that it wouldn't surprise me if she beat anybody on her day
Report wisewords March 16, 2024 6:23 AM GMT

Mar 16, 2024 -- 4:48AM, wisewords wrote:


wow Jm doesn't believe in Maria Sakkari. don't underestimate the effect a more experienced coach can have on her. D Witty is a quiet pillar of strength


quiet pillar of strength Happy

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 16, 2024 8:52 AM GMT
woah, Coco on the new vlog.
Report Journeyman March 16, 2024 10:46 AM GMT
She progresses to the semi final or the final here as per standard over the last 3 years.
Winning it would be an entirely different matter.
If she does I'll be the first to give her flowers on here.
Report wisewords March 16, 2024 6:47 PM GMT
make sure they're expensive ones
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 16, 2024 8:28 PM GMT
Match of the Month time!
Report wisewords March 16, 2024 11:47 PM GMT
stupid.. rain!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 12:12 AM GMT
what muggery.
So easy for Jannik so far.
Report edy March 17, 2024 12:20 AM GMT
Sad
Report wisewords March 17, 2024 12:34 AM GMT
oh no blue
Report edy March 17, 2024 12:35 AM GMT
Happy
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 12:36 AM GMT
THAT WAS SICK!
Report Angela Rebecchi March 17, 2024 12:38 AM GMT
In your life ! That point was unreal ! How did Sinner get to it and play that shot !
Report edy March 17, 2024 1:21 AM GMT
Happy
Report edy March 17, 2024 1:30 AM GMT
HappyHappy
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 1:32 AM GMT
some insanely good tennis being played today, but if you just look at the scoreline it looks like an Ostapenko vs Yastremska match.
Report edy March 17, 2024 1:46 AM GMT
It's a great rivalry already.
Report Angela Rebecchi March 17, 2024 1:55 AM GMT
Carlos is such a legend and through to the final !
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 2:18 AM GMT
Party man cruising.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 3:40 AM GMT
another sick point. Go Daniil!
Report Journeyman March 17, 2024 4:06 PM GMT
Erika got a WC straight into the Miami main draw Happy
Report wisewords March 17, 2024 4:25 PM GMT
welcome to Miami!
Report wisewords March 17, 2024 4:25 PM GMT
Miami qualies already underway Crazy
Report Journeyman March 17, 2024 7:33 PM GMT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX_96uKZ7yQ
Report Angela Rebecchi March 17, 2024 7:35 PM GMT
Iga says thanks Maria, you make the tour a better nicer place !

Great compliment !
Report Journeyman March 17, 2024 8:34 PM GMT
This VJK cake-fight way more competitive than the Indian Wells final.

Other forgotten phorum prospects in action. Eala cruising to victory! Montgomery double bagelled!
Report edy March 17, 2024 9:50 PM GMT
"Please give some love to the baby."

Mo is simply the best.
Report edy March 17, 2024 10:15 PM GMT
Iga already owns the shared record of most Indian Wells titles now at ... 2.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 10:17 PM GMT
"Tennis is such a **** sport"
Daniil Medvedev, Indian Wells 2024
Report Journeyman March 17, 2024 10:18 PM GMT
She knows that the number 1 rule of IW is nobody must ever win more titles than Hantuchova.
Serena, Vika et al. they all respect the rule in the end.
Report edy March 17, 2024 10:19 PM GMT
Very ungrateful to the sport that saved him from having to spend his life as a rocket scientist at Roskosmos or something similar.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 10:20 PM GMT
let's steal this set Daniil!
Report Journeyman March 17, 2024 10:24 PM GMT
Another qualies disaster for VJK and the chipping away at her confidence continues.
It's a shame because she is a totally unique player to watch and the kind of player that could draw in fans from outside the tennis bubble, younger women etc.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 10:26 PM GMT
She would need to have the charisma of Muhammad Ali to draw in fans being that she is from Andorra Sad
Report edy March 17, 2024 10:26 PM GMT
Jimenez Kasintseva took at least one medical timeout late in the match and I generally get the impression she lacks it in the legs. Looked empty towards the end of her match against Semenistaja recently already.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 10:29 PM GMT
she blew her wad too early?
Report edy March 17, 2024 10:31 PM GMT
Darja edged her.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 10:31 PM GMT
Has someone not told Carlos there's not a Champion's Ball at Indian Wells? He always tries super hard here when Iga is doing well.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 10:34 PM GMT
oh no Matteo is gonna fall short just before the finishing line it seems. He has been fighting his heart out all week.
Report edy March 17, 2024 10:37 PM GMT
Oh nu!
Report Journeyman March 17, 2024 10:38 PM GMT
A case of premature enervation
Report Angela Rebecchi March 17, 2024 10:42 PM GMT

Mar 17, 2024 -- 11:34PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


oh no Matteo is gonna fall short just before the finishing line it seems. He has been fighting his heart out all week.


the Italian adonis fights hard !

Report wisewords March 17, 2024 10:45 PM GMT
he's doing it for you Toad!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 10:46 PM GMT
do you know if Great Minnen has had an MTO or shown any signs of injury today?
Report Angela Rebecchi March 17, 2024 10:46 PM GMT
we best not tell him my love of papa johns though ! he will down tools then as this is big disrespect to italian cooking and their pizzerias !!!
Report Angela Rebecchi March 17, 2024 10:47 PM GMT
I have not seen any SMB. The 1.5 etc was just out of kilter. Though I may have missed something
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 10:47 PM GMT
some crazy arbs on this, but could that Hsieh's tricky ways are throwing someone off.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 10:47 PM GMT
thanks.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 10:48 PM GMT
*could be
Report wisewords March 17, 2024 10:52 PM GMT
but you love ice cream too Toad!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 10:52 PM GMT

Mar 17, 2024 -- 11:47PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


I have not seen any SMB. The 1.5 etc was just out of kilter. Though I may have missed something


can't believe the market disrespected the future WTA no 1 like that.

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 10:55 PM GMT
what a difference 24 hrs can make. Last night it was all "Wow, I can't believe Sinner has surpassed him and is leaps and bounds ahead of him these days".
Report Angela Rebecchi March 17, 2024 11:03 PM GMT

Mar 17, 2024 -- 11:52PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Mar 17, 2024 -- 10:47PM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:I have not seen any SMB. The 1.5 etc was just out of kilter. Though I may have missed somethingcan't believe the market disrespected the future WTA no 1 like that.


that was most pleasant ! Happy

Report Angela Rebecchi March 17, 2024 11:05 PM GMT

Mar 17, 2024 -- 11:55PM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


what a difference 24 hrs can make. Last night it was all "Wow, I can't believe Sinner has surpassed him and is leaps and bounds ahead of him these days".


they keep playing with our minds. I feel Sinner wins more HC slams than Carlos in his career, but will be interesting to see ! tennis is in a great spot with them

Report edy March 17, 2024 11:07 PM GMT
Halep against Badosa
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 11:09 PM GMT
whichever tennis analyst said Carlos has the better raw/pure talent but Sinner has the better tennis IQ had it spot on imo. But even with that knowledge/insight it's hard to say who will end up on top when it's all said and done.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 11:09 PM GMT

Mar 18, 2024 -- 12:07AM, edy wrote:


Halep against Badosa


Shocked

Report Angela Rebecchi March 17, 2024 11:10 PM GMT
Borges is champion again ! Back to back years !
Report Angela Rebecchi March 17, 2024 11:11 PM GMT
Lumpy left a silly bet up there for us during that set too Happy
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 11:11 PM GMT
leaning towards Sinner at the moment, but there's some recency bias there. Health/fitness will play a big part as well, and both have had their issues, so very close, maybe slight advantage Carlos.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 11:13 PM GMT

Mar 18, 2024 -- 12:10AM, Angela Rebecchi wrote:


Borges is champion again ! Back to back years !


it runs in the family. His bother Victor Estrella used to to the back-to-back thing as well Silly

Report Angela Rebecchi March 17, 2024 11:17 PM GMT

Mar 18, 2024 -- 12:11AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


leaning towards Sinner at the moment, but there's some recency bias there. Health/fitness will play a big part as well, and both have had their issues, so very close, maybe slight advantage Carlos.


Yeah. Pretty much spot on. Though has super recency bias influenced this !

Let's do a £10 bet and when we are in hell eating spicy dog food flavoured ice cream one of us will at least have £10 to buy some real ben and jerrys !

Report edy March 17, 2024 11:26 PM GMT
Do you guys know what day it is?
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 11:27 PM GMT
hug day?
Report edy March 17, 2024 11:29 PM GMT
Maybe, but not what I wanted to get at.

With Indian Wells now over, there aren't any tournaments with super late finishes until late July!
Report Angela Rebecchi March 17, 2024 11:30 PM GMT
ST PATRICKS day !!!!
Report edy March 17, 2024 11:39 PM GMT
Cornet must be so happy she only has to play someone like Hunter instead of Rodina.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 17, 2024 11:57 PM GMT
Are Miami courts more teal than blue compared to recent years or is it just weird lightning on these outside courts?
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 18, 2024 12:03 AM GMT

Mar 18, 2024 -- 12:29AM, edy wrote:


Maybe, but not what I wanted to get at.With Indian Wells now over, there aren't any tournaments with super late finishes until late July!


depends on your definition of super late. There's still Houston, Bogota and Miami.

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 18, 2024 12:03 AM GMT
and Charleston Love
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 18, 2024 12:04 AM GMT
But if Charleston nights go late, it means matches are unlikely to have been cut short by career-ending injury so I'll take that trade-off.
Report edy March 18, 2024 12:18 AM GMT
Oh, Houston might be a problem with late finishes.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 18, 2024 12:23 AM GMT
nice pun Excited
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 18, 2024 12:40 AM GMT
a bad week for the Alizés Sad
Report edy March 18, 2024 2:07 AM GMT

Mar 18, 2024 -- 1:40AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


a bad week for the Alizés


After Lim played Monastir this past week, Petkovic will play in Monastir today. Shocked

Report wisewords March 18, 2024 3:10 PM GMT

Mar 18, 2024 -- 1:03AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


and Charleston


Love

Report wisewords March 18, 2024 3:12 PM GMT

Mar 18, 2024 -- 3:07AM, edy wrote:


Mar 18, 2024 -- 12:40AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:a bad week for the AlizésAfter Lim played Monastir this past week, Petkovic will play in Monastir today.


.... don't tease. which Petkovic?

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 18, 2024 6:26 PM GMT

Mar 18, 2024 -- 12:39AM, edy wrote:


Cornet must be so happy she only has to play someone like Hunter instead of Rodina.


^typical ignorant comment from someone not understanding what tennis players have to deal with
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GI-LVaKXYAAzzuq?format=jpg&name=small

Report SamuelMertensBertens March 18, 2024 7:01 PM GMT
two more games Alexandra please!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 18, 2024 7:08 PM GMT
everything going super smoothly til 1-5, 15*-30, then she starts cramping like crazy.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 18, 2024 7:08 PM GMT
but determined to carry on.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 18, 2024 7:10 PM GMT
match completed and wettquotens!
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 18, 2024 7:17 PM GMT
funky graph on holds and breaks in WTA.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GI-G3dLWEAApn-k?format=jpg&name=small
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 18, 2024 7:19 PM GMT
ffs I have posted in last week's thread CryBlush
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