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(PennLive)   Petra Kvitova only needed 55 minutes to win the Wimbledon in the most lop-sided final in more than two decades   (pennlive.com) divider line 30
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2014-07-05 06:54:21 PM
Yet still more exciting than soccer.
 
2014-07-05 07:26:40 PM
Being Canadian, I'm not sure I'd call that "spiffy" as it was more of a schooling. Still, Genie just needs to learn something from that lesson and carry on. This is just her second year on the tour, heading up to 7th in the rankings and is the only one to hit the final 4 in the three grand slams so far.
 
2014-07-05 07:57:49 PM

spqr_ca: Being Canadian, I'm not sure I'd call that "spiffy" as it was more of a schooling. Still, Genie just needs to learn something from that lesson and carry on. This is just her second year on the tour, heading up to 7th in the rankings and is the only one to hit the final 4 in the three grand slams so far.


She has done well, and things will only get better.  It looks promising for Canadian tennis fans.  Whoever they are.
 
2014-07-05 08:02:31 PM

basemetal: Yet still more exciting than soccer.


U jel that football's more popular than your favourite sport?

lol
 
2014-07-05 10:03:35 PM

I_Am_Weasel: spqr_ca: Being Canadian, I'm not sure I'd call that "spiffy" as it was more of a schooling. Still, Genie just needs to learn something from that lesson and carry on. This is just her second year on the tour, heading up to 7th in the rankings and is the only one to hit the final 4 in the three grand slams so far.

She has done well, and things will only get better.  It looks promising for Canadian tennis fans.  Whoever they are.


she will go nowhere higher without learning to round out her game and her mentality on the court.

she's like a one-bite(trick) pony (pitbull).  hit hard. hit hard. hit hard.

not going to cut it in grand slam event finals.
 
2014-07-05 10:17:38 PM

I_Am_Weasel: spqr_ca: Being Canadian, I'm not sure I'd call that "spiffy" as it was more of a schooling. Still, Genie just needs to learn something from that lesson and carry on. This is just her second year on the tour, heading up to 7th in the rankings and is the only one to hit the final 4 in the three grand slams so far.

She has done well, and things will only get better.  It looks promising for Canadian tennis fans.  Whoever they are.


What's "tennis"?
 
2014-07-05 10:30:18 PM
Oh crap, didn't realize Wimbledon was wrapping up already.

What's the men's final?

*checks espn*

Aw crap, watching Federer just depresses me
 
2014-07-05 10:33:22 PM

basemetal: Yet still more exciting than soccer.


Nope.

IMO Tennis hasn't been the same since an aging Sampras played an aging Agassi in the US Open 12 years ago. Andy Murray at Wimbledon came close though.
 
2014-07-05 10:51:23 PM
But Eugenie Bouchard is way hotter, so there's that....
 
2014-07-05 10:54:19 PM
to be fair, she was playing against a Canadienne
 
2014-07-05 11:06:07 PM

Leader O'Cola: I_Am_Weasel: spqr_ca: Being Canadian, I'm not sure I'd call that "spiffy" as it was more of a schooling. Still, Genie just needs to learn something from that lesson and carry on. This is just her second year on the tour, heading up to 7th in the rankings and is the only one to hit the final 4 in the three grand slams so far.

She has done well, and things will only get better.  It looks promising for Canadian tennis fans.  Whoever they are.

she will go nowhere higher without learning to round out her game and her mentality on the court.

she's like a one-bite(trick) pony (pitbull).  hit hard. hit hard. hit hard.

not going to cut it in grand slam event finals.



Her "hit hard hit hard hit hard" mentality has gotten her into 3 out of 3 semifinals for Grand Slams so far this year.  In her 2nd year on the tour.

She's basically like a young Agassi right now.  If a savvy vet is playing her A-game (and there's no doubt Kvitova had her A+ game on today), then she can beat Bouchard. Anything less, though, and Bouchard can pummel her opponent.  Yeah, Bouchard has a bit more to learn, but her hard-hitting style, and ability to execute it, should get her a couple of majors even before her game fully matures.
 
2014-07-05 11:30:04 PM

basemetal: Yet still more exciting than soccer.


Yes. That's why no one knows who's in the Wimbledon finals this year.

/Hell, I had to look up that Djokovic/Federer was the men's final.
 
2014-07-05 11:30:18 PM

steverockson: But Eugenie Bouchard is way hotter, so there's that....


And her fraternal twin sister is even hotter...

i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-05 11:34:36 PM
hawt damn, eh?
 
2014-07-05 11:44:40 PM

carnifex2005: steverockson: But Eugenie Bouchard is way hotter, so there's that....

And her fraternal twin sister is even hotter...

[i.imgur.com image 538x1136]


motherofgod.jpg
 
2014-07-05 11:52:09 PM

carnifex2005: steverockson: But Eugenie Bouchard is way hotter, so there's that....

And her fraternal twin sister is even hotter...

[i.imgur.com image 538x1136]


cdn.memegenerator.net
 
2014-07-06 12:43:40 AM

iron de havilland: basemetal: Yet still more exciting than soccer.

U jel that football's more popular than your favourite sport?

lol


Is that what the kids on 4chan are saying these days?
 
2014-07-06 01:52:04 AM

bdub77: basemetal: Yet still more exciting than soccer.

Nope.

IMO Tennis hasn't been the same since an aging Sampras played an aging Agassi in the US Open 12 years ago. Andy Murray at Wimbledon came close though.


That was one of the all time great matches.  I remember watching it and being riveted.  It was so awesome, I didn't want it to end.
 
2014-07-06 04:50:36 AM

Leader O'Cola: she will go nowhere higher without learning to round out her game and her mentality on the court.
she's like a one-bite(trick) pony (pitbull). hit hard. hit hard. hit hard.
not going to cut it in grand slam event finals.


Yeah. A drop volley every now and then wouldn't hurt. No one would see it coming.
 
2014-07-06 04:58:12 AM

bdub77: IMO Tennis hasn't been the same since an aging Sampras played an aging Agassi in the US Open 12 years ago. Andy Murray at Wimbledon came close though.


Aww hell no.

The greatest match of all time is a tie between Federer/Roddick Wimbledon Final 09 (5-7, 7-6(8-6), 7-6(7-5), 3-6, 16-14) or Federer/Nadal Wimbledon Final 08 ( 6-4, 6-4, 6-7(5-7), 6-7(8-10), 9-7). Those matches went the motherfarking distance and beyond!

We're actually in a really good period, tennis-wise. Men and women -- it doesn't seem like any single individual is dominating anymore and in any given tournament there are at least half a dozen top ranked players who can win it all. That's good parity.
 
2014-07-06 05:24:31 AM

Bane of Broone: iron de havilland: basemetal: Yet still more exciting than soccer.

U jel that football's more popular than your favourite sport?

lol

Is that what the kids on 4chan are saying these days?


I was aiming for stupid language to answer a stupid comment.
 
2014-07-06 05:59:58 AM

IlGreven: Yes. That's why no one knows who's in the Wimbledon finals this year.


If you're referring to my post, the only reason I didn't know is that I lost track of time and somehow "blowing off the first couple rounds" accidentally became "blowing off almost the entire tournament".

Normally I'd have ESPN on as background noise while I vidya game and would thereby stay reasonably up to date on such matters, but because of the endless soccer bullshiat I've been deliberately avoiding sports media lately.
 
2014-07-06 07:16:47 AM
Out of curiosity and not a complaint.  My wife was changing channels and stopped for a moment on this match.  Both her and I thought the skirts on the two ladies were rather short for Wimbledon.

Isn't there some dress code for that uptight place?  I haven't followed anything to do with tennis in 25 years so times may have changed.
 
2014-07-06 08:38:40 AM

Leader O'Cola: I_Am_Weasel: spqr_ca: Being Canadian, I'm not sure I'd call that "spiffy" as it was more of a schooling. Still, Genie just needs to learn something from that lesson and carry on. This is just her second year on the tour, heading up to 7th in the rankings and is the only one to hit the final 4 in the three grand slams so far.

She has done well, and things will only get better.  It looks promising for Canadian tennis fans.  Whoever they are.

she will go nowhere higher without learning to round out her game and her mentality on the court.

she's like a one-bite(trick) pony (pitbull).  hit hard. hit hard. hit hard.

not going to cut it in grand slam event finals.


She's 20. Something tells me she still has time to develop.
 
2014-07-06 10:18:28 AM
The best part of this match? Practically no grunting. Gosh, that was a pleasant match to listen to, at least.
 
2014-07-06 10:34:10 AM

iron de havilland: basemetal: Yet still more exciting than soccer.

U jel that football's more popular than your favourite sport?

lol


Why would they be? Its only popular in nations that suck and then beg us to do something when they get invaded.
 
2014-07-06 12:33:50 PM

steamingpile: iron de havilland: basemetal: Yet still more exciting than soccer.

U jel that football's more popular than your favourite sport?

lol

Why would they be? Its only popular in nations that suck and then beg us to do something when they get invaded.


 You mean like England, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, or Japan?
 
2014-07-07 02:22:24 AM

Ishkur: The greatest match of all time


Whew... I don't even know where to begin - very subjective. I always thought the primary enjoyment of watching tennis (and golf) was the clash of personalities as much as who had the better game that day. Hell, Rod Laver and whoever made it to the other side of the bracket was a great match. There were many good competitive matches between Borg/Conners/McEnroe, but their personal nature, (Agassi as well), is what made them memorable to me.

I always felt bad for Sampras because he was so dominant that much of his work was not always very memorable (to me). Then Federer came along, ultra dominant, and now I have to change the channel after his first set against Rafa or Djokovic. Sigh.

/Random thought... I miss the offensive lob. :>/
 
2014-07-07 09:50:05 AM
Well, Kvitova has five years on her, which is a lifetime in tennis years.  The experience gap between the two of them is significant.
 
2014-07-07 10:09:54 AM
I hope Bouchard has had her moment and now fizzles out like Melanie Oudin. I do not like her. She's a Bieber fan, and she beat Ana Ivanovic in Australia, and I loves me some Ana.
 
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