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Memories of Australian Open 2006

I thought I would start a thread on people memories, good and bad, of Australian Open 2006.

Here are mine

Good

Kim Clijsters beating Hingis to reach Semifinals

Tsvetana Pironkova beating Venus Williams 2-6 6-0 9-7 after Venus served for the match at 5-4 in the deciding set

Daniela Hantuchova beating defending champion Serena Williams 6-1 7-6(5) after squandering 4 match points earlier in the match

Alize Cornet receiving a WC into maindraw

Bad

Jelena Dokic getting her forhand winner overuled when she had match point in the second set and went on to lose 3-6 7-6(6) 6-1 to Virginie Razzano in the 1RD

Clijsters retiring against Mauresmo when she was about to make a comeback

Mary Pierce losing in the 2RD

Nadia Petrova squandering set points in first set in QF against Maria

Elena Dementieva losing in 1RD

Alize Cornet losing in 1RD in three sets

Alicia Molik not being able to play

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In hindsight, it was probably the best Slam of the year, amazing quarter-final line-up, some upsets, good matches, ok, rubbish ending But I remember everyone dissing it afterwards, and it wasn't that bad looking back

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Good- Amelie playing outstanding tennis the whole two weeks, especially in the final she employed exactly the right tactics.
Bad-No alicia, Patty not really showing up for the quarter's.


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sams sensational run to the 4th round and a showdown with hingis, i was proud of her awwww =p lol

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Amelie winning her first Grand Slam and playing great tennis
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Good:

-Julia won against dementieva in the first round
-mauresmo won the title and played great tennis

Bad:

-Julia lost in the second round
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Re: Memories of Australian Open 2006

Bad:

- Venus lost to Pironkova 6-2,0-6,7-9 after 6-2,0-6,6-5
- Dokic lost to Razzano, after the umpire overruled
- Pironkova lost one round later
- Dementieva lost in the 1st
- S. Williams lost to Hantuchova in R3
- No Molik, no Cohen-Aloro
- Dulko out in R2
- Raymond out in R1
- Mattek lost in the Q
- Gallovits lost in the Q
- Zvonareva lost to Hingis


Good:

- Granville in R3
- Schnyder in QF
- Woerle in the MD
- Clijsters def Hingis
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I have to say it, but Julia Shruff ruffled my feathers when she made comments about Nastya being the easiest player to beat in the top 10. Little did she know, that Nastya's mother was suffering from cancer which was a direct result on Nastya's downturn in form. Julia Shruff comes across as very negative.

Australian open was a let down... Martina should have gotten to the semis and Nadia should have stepped up.
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- the way that Justine gave AO trophy to Amelie
- Maria is once again Semipova
- Kim Clijsters and her controversial injury
- urgh i can't even remember how Nicole & Ana did there
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AO 2006, only bad memories for me : Jankovic and Ivanovic out in R2 and Dokic...

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fat serena
a resurgent hantuchova

sharapovas weird dress/nightie thing

a great SF sharapova v jhh
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I thought I would start a thread on people memories, good and bad, of Australian Open 2006.

Here are mine

Good

Kim Clijsters beating Hingis to reach Semifinals

Tsvetana Pironkova beating Venus Williams 2-6 6-0 9-7 after Venus served for the match at 5-4 in the deciding set

Daniela Hantuchova beating defending champion Serena Williams 6-1 7-6(5) after squandering 4 match points earlier in the match

Alize Cornet receiving a WC into maindraw

Bad

Jelena Dokic getting her forhand winner overuled when she had match point in the second set and went on to lose 3-6 7-6(6) 6-1 to Virginie Razzano in the 1RD

Clijsters retiring against Mauresmo when she was about to make a comeback

Mary Pierce losing in the 2RD

Nadia Petrova squandering set points in first set in QF against Maria

Elena Dementieva losing in 1RD

Alize Cornet losing in 1RD in three sets

Alicia Molik not being able to play

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What are you Australian Open 2006 memories?

the memorable ones in bold

-Daniela Hantuchova-


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The only memories I have are of the Williams sisters, Amelie Mauresmo, and Martina Hingis.

Good:

I was genuinely happy when Amelie finally won her first slam! She played great throughout the two weeks and she was the last women standing. She thoroughly deserved the trophy.

Martina Hingis coming back onto her best surface. With little match play, she managed to get to the quarter finals and take Kim Clijsters to three sets. She's going to do even better in 2007 methinks.


Bad:

1] Venus giving me a heart attack. Thats the worst I've ever seen her play. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse it did. First her forehand went, then her serve, then her backhand. Her game gradually broke down! And at that point it was obvious that it was her first competitive match in over four months. She also played a fiesty player in the form of Pironkova who hit some magnificent winners. So props to her. Ironically, even though this was Venus' worst match, her interview was the best. She showed that she can rise above any negative situation that there is, and that she doesn't take any shit from the dumbass media. Her last quote was just

2] Serena losing against Daniella. Serena tanked that match; she knew she wasnt physically fit to play against the top players [she would have played Maria in the next round had she had won]. She saved three match points when she was down 1-6 5-6 0-40 and thus was able to force it into a tie break, which shows that she was mentally tough. However, facing a fourth match point [at 6-6 [5-6] in the tiebreak], Serena hit Daniellas weak serve out wide to give Daniella the match. Even before hand, Daniellas support group seemed worried when Serena saved those match points and even Mary Carillo said that she "expected her [Serena] to turn it around". The moment Serena hit that forehand out wide I was thinking it was so unlike her just to give up. She really didn't care which was the worse part.

Justines retirement! Enough said.
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Re: Memories of Australian Open 2006

Bad
Both lenaD and Vee losing R1
Tszveti P losing in R2 after a huge upset
Crap Final
Vika Kutuzova losing 6-2 6-0 to Loit
Dokic losing after having 2 MPs and Viginie screaming out out on one of them

Good

Tszveti Pironkova making her breakthrough
Hingis having a great comeback slam
not much else

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