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Calle
Swede living in Tallinn, Estonia
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Congratulations and best of luck at SI! Thanks for all the great blogposts here over the years. Right now Kings of Leon's Sex on Fire is playing on my radio and I start thinking about Fernando Verdasco and Aussie Open 09. All because of you and this wonderful blog.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2011 on Programming Alert: Major Label Debut. at Forty Deuce
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All commentators have been bitching about the top 3 seeds losing early, but all quarter finalists are seeded in the top 15. Compare with the men's quarter finals where there is two unseeded players, Chela and Fognini. Sure, with Serena out the WTA doesn't have anything remotely similar to ATP's top 3 players, but it has lots of depths.
Toggle Commented May 31, 2011 on Quarter For Your Thoughts. at Forty Deuce
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As a Swedish Ana fan living in Estonia since many years it's a bit annoying that all Swedish players, Estonian player and Ana are in the very same part of the draw. But I agree, it is a good draw for Ana. Azarenka is almost the favorite to win this thing if she is healthy, but it is very possible that she will retire somewhere before the 4th round.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2011 on B-A-N-A-N-A-S at Forty Deuce
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Thank you for your advise and surprising knowledge about where I will feel at home. Much appreciated. And yes, I was exaggerating, but Italy and Spain are the only two countries in Europe I've been to where ordering in resturants or asking very simple questions to shopkeepers in English often can be a problem. My experience of course, didn't know it was so sensitive.
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2011 on EuroTrip. at Forty Deuce
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Have fun! Barcelona is a wonderful city. The bad thing with Spain (and Italy) compared to the rest of Europe, is that people don't speak English, like at all.
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2011 on EuroTrip. at Forty Deuce
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I think she looks a bit like Dinara. Morocco, not Monaco.
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2011 on Here's Lookin' At You, Kid. at Forty Deuce
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Or the goalscorer intercepted the ball from the other team and scored without passing it. Or it was an own goal.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2011 on At Least You're Resting. at Forty Deuce
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Thank you CNote for touring the world bringing us Ana pics and reports! To answer the question in your twitter tagline, "yes, we are jealous, but also very grateful".
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I have to agree with JAS as well, tenniswise Ana is looking pretty good, but mentally she still has lots of things to deal with. This was a very winnable match, but when things didn't go her way in the beginning she got more and more negative, used the on court coaching to moan instead of focusing on what she should do. Sometimes she totally disappeared from the match, like in the two first games of the second set. She has to man up and keep her emotions under control.
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2011 on Barf. at Forty Deuce
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Nevermind the court, Eurosport will be broadcasting and it is 20.00 in my timezone! Couldn't be better! Ajde Ana!
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2011 on IW 2011: Tuesday OOP at Forty Deuce
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Wonderful pics, looking forward to more from this year's IW.
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Nice ones, the "Ana playing football" looks like three junior high bullies playing catch with some poor kid's belongings. Who is the blond girl in the golfcart video? Vika?
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Who is the one to the far left? Pironkova?
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Mixed breed, mostly cocker spaniel. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2011 on Pic This: How We Got Here. at Forty Deuce
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Great pictures! The sweatmark on Kim's back looks exactly like my dog.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2011 on Pic This: How We Got Here. at Forty Deuce
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Very nice piece! But this green shirt thing with Zoran, I'm pretty sure the Eurosport commentators said Clijsters uncle is attending and he is wearing green pants every match to give her luck. Have all tennis relatives gone green or did the eurosport commies mix it up?
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2011 on Yay! I Got To Write About Petko! at Forty Deuce
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It was really amazing, woke up and started watching when it was 5-5 in the 3rd. Unlike the Isnut marathon the tennis was great and varied. Should have been on Laver, or have Aussie Open adapted Wimbledons policy of only good-looking players on centre court? Hope Schiavone has some gas left in the tank for her match against Caro.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2011 on That's How We Do. at Forty Deuce
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She should finally get some sponsors to provide her with adequate equipment. Aga always looks mildly annoyed at a tennis court, no matter what happens. Best poker face in the WTA.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2011 on Welcome Back, Aga. at Forty Deuce
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I'd say USO 09 as well, first time she lost in the first round of a slam, and back then everything felt pitch black. This time it feels like she is making progress, she didn't play horribly, and there is still a whole season ahead of her where I believe she can pick up a title or two and do some good results at slams. I'm also very impressed with how she conducted herself at the net and in the presser afterwards. Go Ana, win Pattaya!
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2011 on She Rules. 'Nuff Said. at Forty Deuce
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Also, is that a bottle of water in Draganas hand instead of a coffee?
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2011 on Punky Brewster. at Forty Deuce
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I had quite high hopes for Anci in AO this year (QF) after Linz and Bali, but now with the injury and possible meeting with Cljisters in 4th round my expectations is back to hope she survives the first round. Oh why did you have to laugh so much during Hopman Cup Ana and why couldnt the draw gods put you in Wozzies or JJs part of the draw??
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2011 on Punky Brewster. at Forty Deuce
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Today he was clearly ill, sweating like hell, still beat Gulbis in straights, and Gulbis played pretty well. According to the commies he had four days of off-season. Hope he will take a little break after AO and don't play anything until IW.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2011 on Bagel Me At Your Own Risk. at Forty Deuce
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Congratulations, very well deserved!
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2011 on Chicago Politics At Its Finest. at Forty Deuce
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Sam did show up, but Francesca was awesome. It is my favourite slam final for the women during 2010. Not that the competiton has been difficult the last couple of years. Also, the pic of Ana stretching in the year in review post may be the best pic ever in the history of photography.
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2010 on Required Reading at Forty Deuce
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I'd like to read it as well. Sure he didn't do much right, but reading about his reasoning would be interesting.
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2010 on Like...For Comedic Value? at Forty Deuce
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