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Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 8:09 PM BST
Bouchard told ESPN earlier this year the pickleball tour made her "a great offer that I really couldn't refuse"
Shocked
Report edy April 19, 2024 8:11 PM BST
Prize money in pickleball sucks big time, but they throw money at washed up tennis players and a few top pickleballers away from the prize money.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 8:12 PM BST
Can't be good money in general, look at these crowds. AEW has better.
https://twitter.com/yerdmeh/status/1775219213658906964
Come back Genie, you can go to Bellator when you're 35.
Report wisewords April 19, 2024 8:12 PM BST
Querrey made alot of money from pickleball because FILA paid him lots of monies to play it
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 8:13 PM BST
oh wow Marta
Report wisewords April 19, 2024 8:13 PM BST
Marta headpointer!
Report wisewords April 19, 2024 8:14 PM BST
gonna be very interesting 3rd set because my notepad isn't often wrong
Report edy April 19, 2024 8:14 PM BST
Good five minutes for Ukrainian women's tennis.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 8:15 PM BST
After five hours of studying Marta Kostuyk, I finally found an arb.
Report wisewords April 19, 2024 8:16 PM BST
Mirra attacked her tennis bag after losing
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 8:16 PM BST
I suppose pickleball is nice on the body so Genie can come back when her deal is up, if pickleball doesn't cause you to unlearn all your tennis skills.
Report wisewords April 19, 2024 8:17 PM BST
poor Mirra, she wasn't happy at all
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 8:29 PM BST
But also I thought Genie was super rich from the lawsuit and didn't need to switch to a lesser sport because of a good money offer.
Report wisewords April 19, 2024 8:41 PM BST
here comes Marta Kostyuk!
Report wisewords April 19, 2024 8:46 PM BST
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Report edy April 19, 2024 8:49 PM BST
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Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 8:52 PM BST
Early starts again tomorrow Sad
Report edy April 19, 2024 8:53 PM BST
Where?
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 8:54 PM BST
the rainy and dark places.
Report Journeyman April 19, 2024 8:55 PM BST
I thought the first set lived up to the hype tbh. Emma is only a few twists of the spanner from being able to do something and Iga really had to up the intensity in the tie break.
Okay the second set dribbled away like a Capri-Sun dropped out of a pram

..BUT if Emma can build on this and avoid injury up till the summer (the big if) then it could be interesting.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 8:56 PM BST
nevermind, they trick me by posting UK times instead of local times.
Report edy April 19, 2024 8:56 PM BST
10 and 10:30 BST respectively, so normal times.
Report edy April 19, 2024 8:59 PM BST
Looking at the Munich forecast, I am having some doubts about their 11:30 CEST start, but with it being clay maybe play will be possible.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 8:59 PM BST
they don't have floodlights, right?
Report Journeyman April 19, 2024 9:00 PM BST
SamuelMertensBertens • April 19, 2024 5:46 PM BST
don't get injured now Emma, I still need you to play another five matches in 2024.

You're so mercenary sometimes. Don't think I forget you thanking Leylah for pointlessly injuring herself because it saved you some money. Never forgetting that one. Devil
Report edy April 19, 2024 9:01 PM BST
I don't actually know about the floodlights.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:01 PM BST
it was about 5.5k and I didn't know!
Report edy April 19, 2024 9:01 PM BST
I hate the tournament, so barely follow it.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:03 PM BST
just looked at a photo. No floodlights. I remember Kugel walking off 6 pm once because he thought it was too dark.
Report edy April 19, 2024 9:06 PM BST

Apr 19, 2024 -- 9:00PM, Journeyman wrote:


SamuelMertensBertens • April 19, 2024 5:46 PM BSTdon't get injured now Emma, I still need you to play another five matches in 2024. You're so mercenary sometimes. Don't think I forget you thanking Leylah for pointlessly injuring herself because it saved you some money. Never forgetting that one.


Was this RG against Bencic?

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:06 PM BST
was RG yeah
Report edy April 19, 2024 9:11 PM BST
Players that don't retire are the very best people. Unless I bet on them, they are losing hopelessly and it's still the first set.

Federer's most remarkable statistic among all his many fantastic achievements is that he not once retired in a match.
Report Journeyman April 19, 2024 9:12 PM BST
Yes RG but it was the Trevisan match. If you didn't know then fair enough I'll take you at your word.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:13 PM BST
They should retire when they're injured so in that case Roger was his worst emeny in some matches late in his career because of stubbornness. Sulk retirements are the worst though.
Report Journeyman April 19, 2024 9:14 PM BST
The one thing we've learned is that only Leylah's mum can stop her making ludicrous sacrifices not to retire. She doesn't really listen to Jorge (although there's a guy on TF who's convinced he is the key to everything she does)
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:14 PM BST
A mug like Trevisan in a big match such as a RG QF when you're close to winning. That's a tough judgement call.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:19 PM BST
Parently are generally going to be overly worried about their children's health so they're not always the best to listen to.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:19 PM BST
*Parents
Report edy April 19, 2024 9:21 PM BST
Think Aneke has also told her Holger Vitus to retire here and there during a match.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:22 PM BST
typical moms.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:22 PM BST
does Holger listen or send her out of the stadium when she says this?
Report edy April 19, 2024 9:23 PM BST
He listened.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:23 PM BST
oh wow MARTA
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:23 PM BST

Apr 19, 2024 -- 9:23PM, edy wrote:


He listened.


Love

I have been on the right end of some Holger retirements. Go Aneke!

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:24 PM BST
on the wrong end as well when he was new on tour.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:31 PM BST
oh no this could be brutal.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:32 PM BST
French Marta with another MP!
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:33 PM BST
Coco special coming up?
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:35 PM BST
well done Marta!
well done notepad!
Report wisewords April 19, 2024 9:36 PM BST
Marta Love
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:39 PM BST
Marketa feels beatable, but these back-to-back thrillers must be physically and emotionally demanding for the Ukrainian.
Report edy April 19, 2024 9:43 PM BST
The Gauff slump is real.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:46 PM BST
5 in the race you hater!
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:46 PM BST
only behind the Big 3 and Danielle.
Report edy April 19, 2024 9:48 PM BST
Didn't slump until after the AO.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 9:54 PM BST
Fair enough, she's had some shockers since. Those serve issues gotta play on her mind.
Report edy April 19, 2024 9:57 PM BST
If at least she tried to serve bombs as second serves...
Report Angela Rebecchi April 19, 2024 9:59 PM BST
1.02 BUSTO to the EXTREMO !
Report Journeyman April 19, 2024 10:09 PM BST
I feel it in my fingers. i feel it in my toes. marta's going to win a salm this year. And so the feeling grows.
She's built her resilience by being angry at Russians and now she's becoming clutch against everyone. Clever!
Report Journeyman April 19, 2024 10:10 PM BST
*slam
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 10:23 PM BST
Edy might wrap up the comp without even needing Efremova if she keeps this up.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 10:23 PM BST
and Mirra doesn't start winning Slams.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 10:28 PM BST
Marta also not on RG winner's market Plain
Report Journeyman April 19, 2024 10:39 PM BST
That is very weird.  Oh well at least Bebe is on there.
Report Journeyman April 19, 2024 10:46 PM BST
(The Olympic champion who smiles when things go her way will have give birth approx 23 days before the first round of RG so 110s maybe a bit short?)
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 19, 2024 10:51 PM BST
I think they just blanket put the top 30 or 40 on the outright market at the time they put it up. And then they will add names if you request them. But yeah Bencic there and Avanesyan (maybe put there by request), but no Marta, Emma R or Katie.
Report edy April 19, 2024 11:35 PM BST
The WTA are such liars on their website. They are stating that the two week masters have 128 singles main draws when the real number is 96.

https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/902/miami/2024/overview

They've also found themselves unable to replace the social media bird with the x.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 20, 2024 12:19 AM BST
Carrusel Deportivo
@carrusel
Está previsto que Nadal debute el jueves por la tarde en el Mutua Madrid Open
Badosa sufre una pequeña rotura muscular pero intentará llegar al torneo
Muguruza habla ante los medios este sábado a las 16:00 y podría desvelar detalles de su futuro

@alvarobenitolb
Translated from Spanish by
‼️Nadal is scheduled to debut on Thursday afternoon at the Mutua Madrid Open
Badosa suffers a small muscle tear but will try to reach the tournament
Muguruza speaks to the media this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and could reveal details of his future
@alvarobenitolb


Don't think Garbine made a sex change, but they are funny with their pronounce in English.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 20, 2024 12:20 AM BST

Apr 19, 2024 -- 11:35PM, edy wrote:


The WTA are such liars on their website. They are stating that the two week masters have 128 singles main draws when the real number is 96.https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/902/miami/2024/overviewThey've also found themselves unable to replace the social media bird with the x.


either they are not Elon Musk fans or they're just very lazy/incompetent as usual.

Report SamuelMertensBertens April 20, 2024 12:24 AM BST
"Journeyman, save a spot for me in the 2025 Mission in Action comp!"

but more likely it's a retirement announcement.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 20, 2024 12:55 PM BST
Entry List Updates
@EntryLists
Madrid update:
OUT: Djokovic
IN: Van Assche
Next: Rinderknech


!
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 20, 2024 3:10 PM BST
That was not Holger Rune's best match. Losing in about 40 mins to lil Struffi.
Report edy April 20, 2024 3:32 PM BST
Aneke probably told him he'd catch a cold if he stayed out there in skimpy athletic clothing too long.
Report edy April 20, 2024 4:24 PM BST
Muguruza announced her retirement

https://www.instagram.com/wta/p/C5_JAmyITay/
Report edy April 20, 2024 4:26 PM BST
Career killed by Noskova Sad
Report edy April 20, 2024 4:29 PM BST
Anna Turati also announced her retirement today

https://www.instagram.com/turatianna/p/C5-xcNENXgr/
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 20, 2024 4:33 PM BST

Apr 20, 2024 -- 4:24PM, edy wrote:


Muguruza announced her retirementhttps://www.instagram.com/wta/p/C5_JAmyITay/


Sad

Report edy April 20, 2024 4:34 PM BST
Just learned that Danielle Collins played a 25k ITF tournament in 2019 while she was ranked 31 in the world....and she didn't ven win the event.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 20, 2024 4:40 PM BST
She was the Fonseca of that time.
Report edy April 20, 2024 4:56 PM BST
Did that point on bp for Vondrousova just have to be replayed because Cicak had to cough?
Report edy April 21, 2024 12:10 PM BST
Lamens led 6-4,5-0 here. Then she remembered she was about to win the biggest title of her career.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 21, 2024 12:49 PM BST
With a loss today Marta will go into next week with a career high ranking of 21, but has not much to defend over the next months whereas others in the 11-20 range have, so top 20 should be imminient for her.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 21, 2024 12:51 PM BST
in the race she's 7!
Report edy April 21, 2024 12:55 PM BST
More points for edy!
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 21, 2024 1:00 PM BST
Sad
Report edy April 21, 2024 1:10 PM BST
Happy
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 21, 2024 2:57 PM BST
I'm surprised Ruud is fave given Stef beat him easily last time they played.
Report edy April 21, 2024 3:18 PM BST
Drifted into being favourite too from initially being outsider. Possibly a combination of Tsitsipas being deemed more tired and conditions not being as slow as Monte Carlo (more favourable to Ruud).
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 21, 2024 10:15 PM BST
well done market.
Report edy April 21, 2024 10:35 PM BST
Kyrgios posted a video of himself hitting a tennis ball. The comeback is nearing.
Report edy April 21, 2024 10:35 PM BST
Posted it on his OnlyFans.
Report edy April 21, 2024 11:21 PM BST
Mirjam Björklund is set to make her season debut in the qualification draw of the W100 Oeiras on Monday.
Report edy April 21, 2024 11:26 PM BST
Very easy first round with her up against a 19 year old true local waitress that has never barely ever won games in the 10 professional matches of her career. Second round likely against Fourlis, who hasn't been too hot this season and isn't a clay masteress to begin with.
Report SamuelMertensBertens April 22, 2024 8:48 AM BST

Apr 21, 2024 -- 11:21PM, edy wrote:


Mirjam Björklund is set to make her season debut in the qualification draw of the W100 Oeiras on Monday.


was this announced on her OnlyFans?

Report edy April 22, 2024 9:48 AM BST
No, I looked at the acceptance lists and orders of play at the big ITF tournaments.
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