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News from the Medibank Int. Qualies

Hi guys i went to the first day of Qualies today.

I saw Justine and Amelie training on the centre court, they both trained twise today they both looked terrific and very very fit. Justine didnt look to good in the morning but practiced much better in the afternoon. Amelie practice with Paula in the afternoon and she too was really muscleing the ball really well. I saw Shennay Perry play and she has a terrific game with so much variety and speed, she served and vollyed as well ans was such an entertaning player to watch. Also saw Dulko practicing and she looks even prettier close up she was hitting the ball well. Pend, Na and Ann C. were also avout the place and i aslo caught part of Haynes first round and she is a terrific fighter but was over powered
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Hi guys i went to the first day of Qualies today.

I saw Justine and Amelie training on the centre court, they both trained twise today they both looked terrific and very very fit. Justine didnt look to good in the morning but practiced much better in the afternoon. Amelie practice with Paula in the afternoon and she too was really muscleing the ball really well. I saw Shennay Perry play and she has a terrific game with so much variety and speed, she served and vollyed as well ans was such an entertaning player to watch. Also saw Dulko practicing and she looks even prettier close up she was hitting the ball well. Pend, Na and Ann C. were also avout the place and i aslo caught part of Haynes first round and she is a terrific fighter but was over powered

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You can really tell the difference up close between the elite players and the others, Justine and Amelie looked suprime and they just thundered the ball Amelie looked so good in practice she is going to be tough top beat, Plus they were out there practicing for well over an hour. Amelie was htting her overheads so well and her volleys and her and Paula were having a really good time out there. Amelie's coach has a real sence of humour her is a really nice guy. Justine lifted up her shirt at one point and her abs were fierce, she is very prepared. Li Na also looked very sharp from what i saw and looked a little fitter as well compared to last year as did peng who i thought has gotten quite a bit thinner/fitter.
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Hi guys i went to the first day of Qualies today.

I saw Justine and Amelie training on the centre court, they both trained twise today they both looked terrific and very very fit. Justine didnt look to good in the morning but practiced much better in the afternoon. Amelie practice with Paula in the afternoon and she too was really muscleing the ball really well. I saw Shennay Perry play and she has a terrific game with so much variety and speed, she served and vollyed as well ans was such an entertaning player to watch. Also saw Dulko practicing and she looks even prettier close up she was hitting the ball well. Pend, Na and Ann C. were also avout the place and i aslo caught part of Haynes first round and she is a terrific fighter but was over powered
Are you a volunteer? I might've seen you. I'm in fanfest for the week.

I should've hung around... I only saw Gisela. Got a photo with her which is nice. You're right, she does look good up close

Anyway, are you going to be there all week?
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Yeah i will be going for most of the week, im not a volunteer though
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I was there all day today and i watched quite a few players practicing. Amelie and Justine trained twise on centre court again both looking the goods and i will repeat myself again but they are incredibly fit and hitting the ball so well and with huge pace. Sami was out there as well today and her groundstrokes have improved so much i the last year she is so much more consistent. Makiri was practicing with asagoe and she was really hitting the ball well and mixing up her shots and pace. Ivanovic was hitting with Kuzzi and they were having a great time togehter. Kuzzi is so nice and a real character and she was hitting very well better then Ana IMO. Dani was hitting with Anna C and she did not look to be in rhythem today and came off second best in their practice. One thing i have noticed with Dani is that she is quite sour around the courts and doesnt smile at all.
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I'll prolly venture out later in the week if I can

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Thanks a lot, MMF! Justine news are always welcome, you can repeat yourself as much as you want!

Sveta really is a nice girl. And practising with Ana, yay!

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Another thing i likied is that after their practice session on cetre Amelie and Justine signed for all the fans wanting autographs. I just have to say that i was in heaven today and it was one of the best days of my life there were tennis players everywhere they were so close you could touch them. When i watched Maria practice and then to have a photo and autograph with her i had a huge smile and she noticed. Dani has legs that go on forever and i was sort of in awe seeing all of these player. Ana and Kuzzie as well. Some of the shots that Kuzzie and Ana hit made me gasp. Kuzzie was so chatty and funny. Sam Stosur was practicing without Gigi and this tall American women was directing her. I also had good chats with Shennay Perry and her coach while at a match.

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Dani was hitting with Anna C and she did not look to be in rhythem today and came off second best in their practice. One thing i have noticed with Dani is that she is quite sour around the courts and doesnt smile at all.
Dani and Anna C together!

But if you were hitting as many errors as Daniela has been in the last week you wouldn't be smiling either. Hopefully she'll have sorted it out by her first round.

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Thanks a lot

Always get excited myself when reading reports such as these

CHARDY | CHIUDINELLI | CIPOLLA


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Thank you, nice info. Any scouting on Peng or Ivanovic for first round? I see you say Ana was not hitting so well in practice. Anything more ?
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