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Will do, AM. Have a nice nap!
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2010 on Sorry! at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Either that or she has some kind of trust fund or something, I don't know how she does it. Actually she's perpetually broke; she spends every bit of money she has on attending the Slams, plus a few other events like Eastbourne.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2010 on Sorry! at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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AM, lol. Yeah she and her posse have been to something like 12 straight Slams in a row.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2010 on Sorry! at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Uh oh, lol; what did she do?
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2010 on Sorry! at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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AM, yeah Frannie played awesome in the Final. btw, Bec went to RG for three days in the first week. Then, when Sam made it all the way she made a special one day trip back to watch Sammy in the Final. Flew in to Paris in the early morning, back out on Saturday night.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2010 on Sorry! at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Hey AM, how's it going? Our girl was sooooo close at RG. Did all the heavy lifting, then came up just short. Very proud and impressed by her effort.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2010 on Sorry! at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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AA, Martina and Anna won 6-2 6-4 over Sam Smith and Anne Hobbs. Other winners: Navratilova/Novotna, Austin/Rinaldi, Croft/Maggie Maleeva.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2010 on Sorry! at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Hey MA, understand. What I meant was that when it was originally posted Aravane was 24-14 (and still is, as of today). Like I said a very minor adjustment. ;)
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2010 on Others & Sisters at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Bobby .... Great preview, well done! Master Ace .... Always look forward to your previews, as well. Also well done! (One very minor adjustment; I think Aravane Rezai was 24-14 as of 6/17). FWIW .... Here's how the Top 20 (players in the Top 20 of the Rankings or the Race) have fared in H2H matchups in 2010 going into Wimbledon: 81.8% [ 9-2] Clijsters 72.2% [13-5] Henin 71.4% [ 5-2] Zheng 68.8% [11-5] V Williams 63.6% [ 7-4] S Williams 61.1% [11-7] Stosur 60.0% [ 6-4] Dementieva 57.1% [ 8-6] Jankovic 57.1% [ 8-6] Azarenka 57.1% [ 8-6] Li 52.9% [ 9-8] Martinez Sanchez 52.9% [ 9-8] Safarova 50.0% [ 7-7] Rezai 46.2% [ 6-7] Wickmayer 45.5% [ 5-6] Petrova 42.9% [ 6-8] Schiavone 42.1% [8-11] Peer 35.3% [6-11] Wozniacki 30.0% [ 3-7] Bartoli 27.3% [ 3-8] A Radwanska 25.0% [ 3-9] Pennetta 22.2% [ 2-7] Zvonareva 00.0% [ 0-4] Sharapova 00.0% [ 0-5] Kuznetsova
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2010 on Others & Sisters at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Hey Bobby, Really enjoyed the report .... well done. Ran across some interesting facts in the WTA's Roland Garros Supplement: ∗ Only once, in 1933, has the women’s singles title at Roland Garros been won by a player not seeded in the Top 10. ∗ Since 1976, no player ranked outside the Top 20 has won the singles at Roland Garros. ∗ The only woman in this year’s draw who has beaten Justine Henin here is Italian veteran Tathiana Garbin. Just three others have done it: Davenport, Clijsters and Kapros.
Toggle Commented May 26, 2010 on Second Chances at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Susan .... Dara Torres is also very active on twitter .... at: daratorresswims
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AM, I saw that Sam passed Stubbsy at Stuttgart as the Aussie WTA career prize money leader. She will pass $5 million in career earnings at RG no matter how she does. Sam's #41, Stubbsy #42 on the career list (after Madrid).
Toggle Commented May 22, 2010 on The Deuce Club, 5.21 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Yeah AM, it's a real challenge. One match at a time . . . Go Sammy!!
Toggle Commented May 21, 2010 on The Deuce Club, 5.21 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Many thanks to Susan and Jackie for sharing info and pictures from their trips . . . . great stuff! Beth, congrats on Jake graduating! Pete Carroll was tweeting last weekend about his son graduating from SC, an early morning trip to the "9-0" (do I have that name right?).
Toggle Commented May 21, 2010 on The Deuce Club, 5.21 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Fwiw: How the top WTA players have fared H2H in 2010.... * Rankings on May 17, 2010 (thru Madrid) * Players in Top 20 of Rankings and/or the Race * 25 players qualify * These 25 players have played 129 matches H2H: 87 on Hard Courts, 42 on Clay [A low number of clay matches, probably due to all of the injuries and early round upsets.] The 25 Players: S Williams V Williams Wozniacki Jankovic Dementieva Kuznetsova Stosur A Radwanska Safina Clijsters Azarenka Li Sharapova Bartoli Pennetta Rezai Wickmayer Schiavone Peer Petrova Henin MJMS Zvonareva Safarova Zheng [1] ALL 2010 H2H Matches (129) By W-L% - Top Ten Player / H2H W-L Top 25 / % W-L / W-L All 2010 Matches 1..Clijsters............7-1.....87.5%.....16-3 2..Henin..............12-4.....75.0%.....21-6 3..V Williams......11-4.....73.3%.....26-4 4..S Williams........6-3.....66.7%.....14-3 4..Dementieva.......6-3.....66.7%.....21-7 6..Jankovic...........8-5.....61.5%....24-10 7..Rezai...............6-4.....60.0%.....18-11 7..Zheng...............3-2.....60.0%......11-8 9..Stosur..............8-6.....57.1%......26-7 10.Safarova...........9-7.....56.3%....17-13 [2] 2010 HARD Court H2H Matches (87) By W-L% - Top Ten Player / H2H W-L Top 25 / % W-L / W-L All 2010 Hard Court Matches 1..Clijsters...........7-1.....87.5%.....14-2 2..S Williams.......6-1.....85.7%.....10-1 3..V Williams.......6-2.....75.0%.....14-2 4..Henin...............8-3.....72.7%.....16-4 5..Jankovic...........5-2.....71.4%.....13-5 6..Dementieva......6-3.....66.7%.....19-5 7..Li....................5-3.....62.5%.......8-7 8..Zheng.............3-2.....60.0%......11-6 9..Wickmayer......4-4.....50.0%.....18-5 9..Stosur.............4-4.....50.0%.....12-5 9..Safarova..........4-4.....50.0%.......8-8 9..Safina..............1-1.....50.0%......4-2 [3] 2010 CLAY Court H2H Matches (42) By W-L% - Top Ten Player / H2H W-L Top 25 / % W-L / W-L All 2010 Clay Court Matches 1..MJMS.............5-1.....83.3%.....10-3 2..Henin..............4-1.....80.0%.......5-2 2..Rezai..............4-1.....80.0%.......9-4 4..V Williams.......5-2.....71.4%.....12-2 5..Stosur.............4-2.....66.7%.....14-2 6..Safarova...........5-3.....62.5%......9-5 7..Peer................4-3.....57.1%.......9-3 8..Jankovic...........3-3.....50.0%.....11-5 8..Wickmayer.......2-2.....50.0%......5-2 8..Azarenka.........1-1.....50.0%.......4-5 The other 15 players are all under 50% on clay; 10 have not won a clay court match against the Top 25, but again the number of H2H matchups is small, so no one is lower than 0-2. The four "0-2" players are Serena, Flavi, A-Rad and Sveta. After Miami (the early hard court season), Kleybs, Pavs and Dani were on the list (it was 26 players then), but thru Madrid they have been replaced by Lucie and MJMS. On clay vs the Top 25 Kleybs is 0-1, Pavs is 0-2 and Dani is 2-2. Sveta is 0-5 vs the Top 25; 0-3 on hard courts, 0-2 on clay. Caro is 5-8 vs the Top 25; 4-5 on hard courts, 1-3 on clay. Also not in the Top 25: Ana Ivanovic is 3-3 H2H vs the Top 25 on clay, 0-3 on hard courts. CSN is 1-2 on clay.
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Arun, Not sure about Wimbledon and RG only, but for all grass events Steffi was 85-15 [85.00%] #5 all-time. All-time: 1 Navratilova [88.66%] 2 Evert [88.04] 3 Venus [87.01] 4 Serena [86.67] 5 Steffi [85.00] Have to think Court and King would be up there also, but WTA does not have records for them.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2010 on Can We Panic Yet? at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Pspace, I believe Venus has only played Acapulco in the last 2 yrs (not positive), where she is 10-0. So she would be 121-36 [77.07%]. She would swap places with Lindsay.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2010 on Can We Panic Yet? at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Interesting. FWIW, ran across these WTA Career Clay match stats .... WTA Career Clay W/L% - ACTIVE PLAYERS (through Tuesday's play in Madrid) Min 50 matches played WTA Tour Events only (i.e., no ITF Challengers; not sure if it includes Fed Cup) Rank/Player/W/L/[WL%] 1 Henin 127-21 [85.81%] 2 Venus 131-36 [78.44] 3 Davenport 120-35 [77.42] 4 Sharapova 50-16 [75.76] 5 Serena 82-27 [75.23] 6 Safina 108-36 [75.00] 7 Clijsters 68-23 [74.73] 8 Ivanovic 48-17 [73.85] 9 Zvonareva 94-36 [72.31] 10 Jankovic 101-41 [71.13] 11 Wozniacki 44-20 [68.75] 12 Szavay 68-31 [68.69] 13 Na Li 34-16 [68.00] 14 Dementieva 122-58 [67.78] 15 Pennetta 141-70 [66.82] 16 Peer 47-24 [66.20] 16 Suarez Navarro 47-24 [66.20] 18 Azarenka 48-25 [65.75] 19 Cibulkova 45-24 [65.22] 20 Petrova 97-52 [65.10] All-time, Evert is #1 316-20 [94.05%]; Graf #2 273-30 [90.10] Henin ranks #3 All-time, Venus #8, Davenport #9, Sharapova #12, Serena #13, Safina #14, Clijsters #15 Should note that I believe these stats only go back to the start of the WTA in mid-1973, and not to the beg. of the "open era" in mid-1968 (or even pre-open era). Apparently they didn't keep match records by surface before the WTA came around. Source: Sony Ericsson WTA Media Information System
Toggle Commented May 12, 2010 on Can We Panic Yet? at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Pspace ... re: Roddick and Melzer in Doubles .... when Roddick def. Melzer in R16 at Indian Wells, something happened late in the match that caused a slight delay (can't remember what it was) and Melzer just rolled with it and let it slide. When they shook hands at the net Andy said something like "Thanks, very classy" to Jurgen. Maybe that was the start of a mutual respect/friendship.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2010 on Can We Panic Yet? at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Vetmama .... lol, major controversy here .... my ATP World Tout site shows Christophe as 5' 7", Olivier as 5' 6" .... either way they're both more than a foot shorter than big John. ;)
Toggle Commented May 11, 2010 on Can We Panic Yet? at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Crazyone ... Actually Christophe is the "big" Rochus (5'7"), an inch taller than Olivier. ;)
Toggle Commented May 11, 2010 on Can We Panic Yet? at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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Happy Mother's Day to all the TWibe Moms, and all Moms everywhere! The Schedule (from a theoretical standpoint, not necessarily realistic; I know certain dates on the schedule are very sacred to specific tournaments): I would use a symmetrical approach .... a two-month leadup to each Slam, with each of the four Slams two months apart, then two months to YEC/WTF. So, without all the details .... The season starts in early January with the start of the AO build up. Don't think the players would like the season starting before, and carrying over the Christmas/Holiday season. Also, don't like the AO starting so early in the schedule now. (Sort of like NASCAR's biggest race, The Daytona 500, being the first race of the season; makes no sense to me.) Indian Wells and Miami would have to move to January/February. AO would cover last week of Feb/first week of March. After AO, clay season covers March and April. Stuttgart ATP would move back into this period from Summer (maybe indoors like WTA). Roland Garros covers last week of April/first week of May (two months after the AO). Grass season begins in early May, with Wimbledon covering last week of June/first week of July (two months after RG). US Open series begins ater Wimbledon in July and leads to the USO in last week of Aug/first week of September (two months after Wimbledon). Then, September and October would be the Post-USO period leading to the YEC in ATP and WTA, the last week of Ocober or first week of November (two months after the USO). All the rest of November/December off. For each of the 4 Slams, I would like to see 2 Masters/Premium events. That's 8; then at least another one after the USO. Problems: - Have no idea how to work in Fed/Davis Cup - Would probably have to add one or two new grass events (probably not realistic). - Many others, too numerous to list, lol.
Toggle Commented May 7, 2010 on The Deuce Club, 5.7 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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AM, Sammy 17-2 since the start of IW. Didn't face a break point against her serve today. Hope she can keep up this level of consistency.
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Just noticed that Justine plays Wicky in the 2nd Round at Stuttgart.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2010 on Glutton for Punishment at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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AM, I'm a Scorpio, a Halloween Scorpio. If I remember right, you and I are only a day or two apart? (Kind of a scary thought, lol). Sammy lost first 3 games (2 breaks of serve), then won 12 straight games Saturday. Was surprised a bit that Rodionova won, although Alona has been slumping lately. Master Ace, What's your prediction for America-Russia Fed Cup tomorrow?
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2010 on The Deuce Club, 4.23 at Peter Bodo's TennisWorld
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