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Well, I'm going to talk about how was my travel to Madrid and the experience of having meet my favourite players: Na, Jie, Shuai and Zi. I also will post some pics of me with players, and pics of the girls. Hope u enjoy it, and if want to ask something, just do it

Let's start with the report... and be nice with my english

Part 1

Jie was the first chinese player I saw. It's amazing the moment when you watch your favourite players live for the first time (well, I saw Jie already in YEC 2006, but this was definitely especial and different). She was making some physical exercices off court, and then she enter the court to warm up with Kanepi. Conchita Martinez was playing in the same court I said her I saw her in 2006, she replied me: yeah in doubles lol. She is amazing, so sweet and nice. I told her I was coming to support her from barcelona, that im her biggest fan in spain and that i hope she enjoys the tournament and the city. And finally said her I would be for sure in her match against Maria to cheer her. I made pic with her, and she gave me thanks for the support. I told her: give ur best! When she finished the warming up she looked to me and said me bye with a smile !!! Made tons of pics. It was great cos I was extremely close to her. Madrid courts are just awesome... also u can be so close to players. It's so easy to take pics with them or talk a little bit with them (of course no Roger, Rafa, Andy or Novak )

In her match against Maria, she played so well. She had a slow start, but then started playing better and better. Long and great rallys. A lot of deuce games. Kirilenko is very good i think, but really, jie plays out of this world. Hits so hard and almost doesnt make errors. She has great mind too, spirit figter before every point. Personally I think Jie does all that maria does better (excepto for the serve probably). It was definitely the best match of the day. So many winners, especially from jie. I was in the first seats and Jie saw me. Of course I was louding "Jia You Zheng Jie Jia You". I remember she won a point so lucky with bad volley and Jie screamed thinking it was going to be out. Then I laughed cos of the scream (ball was in) and then Jie looked me laughing and started to smile When she finished the match she looked and clapped to me and and told me something smiling but didnt hear her.

Then I saw her in the doubles match. When they enter the court Jie asked me: "Are u coming to support us?" and I said her: "Yep, of course!". They didn't play well... Jie started so bad, while Zi was on fire in the first games. But early Zi down the level, at the same time their opponents were playing better and better. They made very good match, putting a lot of pressure in the net. It was not the best day of Zi/Jie definitely. They left the court a bit sad. Wasted some chances, like a 40-0 in the second set.

Going to the Li v Carla match, I came a bit late. It was 5-4 Carla, and I saw for a mirror (cant enter the court till the change) Carla had SP So nearvous She saved 2 but ended losing the set 7-5. I wanted to die... but then she had perfect start in the second and played winner after winner, while Carla played bad. The match continue that way till 5-2 in the third for Li (Carla had 40-15 for 3-4, but Na won 4 points in a row ). Then Na CHOKED so badly... Carla started to just put the ball on court. U can't believe how I screamed that day... all the stands looked me and were against me. They started to scream "Choke Choke Choke!" "Double Fault Double Fault!" and when Carla tied at 5-5 big claps from everybody and me just Almost had heart attack. Fortunately Na broke, and after missing 2 Mps (the second one with DF), made AWESOME FH CROSSCOURT WINNER to win I screamed: VAMOSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and started to bounce everywhere. Just wanted to cry of happyness. I said: "Li Na you are the best!!!!!!" And she came to the net and wavey to me


Peng v Pavlychenkova. The day bebore I catched Shuai practising with Su-Wei. I talked a bit to her and congratulate them for the title in Rome Peng started the match amazing... it was simply awesome! Winner after winner, and almost playing perfect. I was so impressed. At 6-1 5-2, she started to choke And Pavlychenkova won 4 games in a row till 6-5 Then Peng had triple GP, 40-0, for 6-6, and lost 4 in a row to give Nastya Sp#1 Then she had to save a 2nd SP to take the match in a tiebreak (I think if Shuai didnt save those ones she would have lost... and I have to say I don't know how she saved one of them... running from side to side hitting with one handed FG ) Hsieh was in the stands supporting Shuai.

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Part 2

In ai v amelie, Zheng husband was in the stands I went to him and said: hey cheng wu, im big fan oj zheng jie like u know, do u know if she is going to train today in the outside courts? But he said me no, warm up was over for that day And I said him thanks and smiled to me

I got so sad cos of Jie's loss to Amelie... But hey, u cant belive it guys... Jie started bad (like in the doubles match) and Amelie played like in her best years I would say. I was a bit cold cos I didn't expect that result. Jie was having trouble with Amelie variety, especially the moonballs. At 2-6 1-4 I said to myself... "Okay, try to enjoy her possible last games. It”s not over anyway. She can do it, she has done it before. Why not now? Show her I'm really a fan" and started to scream point after point. "Come on Jie, come on! Believe! U can do it! Keep going! Come on come on!" and it was like miracle... Jie fought back to 5-4 Sp. All stands were I was next to momo coachs and they and momo got angry to me. Momo said me allez! In my face when se won last point returning a smash I supported jie so much though. And I was so happy I made what i could. I tried my best. Jie husband came to me after match cos I had sad face, and I told him "Sorry", and then he said me thank u so much for the support with a nice gesture. I will never forget this really. I gave a lot of atmosphere in all chinese players match... I would have loved u watched it really... I got so popular in the tournament, all people were asking me if I knew them, and for sure all the chinese players are well knoed here in Madrid at least

Peng never had chance against Azarenka. Peng started playing AWFUL. Azarenka is too consistent too. And in about 20 minutes she led 5-0. Shuai won 4 in a row but could not break for the 5-5. Then I read Shuai was stolen... and could not focus in the match and practice So unlucky

Finally Na v Dinara match. I saw Na a few fours before the match in practice courts. I watched already ALL players, except Na (only Carla match). Then I decided to not watch Nadal and just wait in the training courts. Finally I saw her enter with her husband to the warm up courts, and I screamed: "Li Na!!!" She looked to me and made me wavey like saying: "Who is this guy?" I went to the court then... I was just alone cos all the people was in Nadal match. So she said me, "Hi!" and I sad her "hi" too She asked me: "Do u speak chinese?" And I replied her that no, that by the moment I only can say Ni Hao and Jia You. She smiled, and I told her I was the fan who was supporting her in the Carla match. She said "Really?" so happy. And I told her I was waiting in the training courts so many days to watch her but never had the chance. I wished her the best against Safina, and showed her a pic of herself in my phone She was very happy and surprised. I said her she needed to fight so much, that I was sure she could do it. I asked her if I could take a pic with her after warm up and said me "Sure!". There was a cameraman there, and went to me to ask me: "Is she Li Na?" I said him, "yep, she is". He told me he recorded me in the Momo v Jie match, and that what did men yesterday. I said "Jia You", its like come on. And he said me if he could record me saying it in Na practice lol, that I will be appear in wta chinese site. I said, ok, no problem. Then after practice Na said me, "come on, lets go to take the pic" and I gave the camera to her husband and he took the pic The cameraman recorded us taking the pic and taling a little. I said her bye. that was so nice to meet her finally.

I supported her so much in her match against Safina. I almost lost my voice these days. It was not possible... but she fought till the end and tried it. She was a bit unlucky. I wanted to say her "Take the positive! Im so proud of you. I wish u the best for the season and see u next year!!!" But I could not say it.

Well, that was all my experience with the chinese girls. Although the losses, It has been amazing... really... And Im happy cos I did my best, and I think at least a little I could motivate them.

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Li Na (Her husband mede us the pic )



Zheng Jie and Yan Zi



Peng Shuai (Pic's quality... An old man made it ) Peng gave me her towel



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Morita



Hsieh Su-Wei



Sugiyama, asian players were just the best, so nice



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Great pics All the Chinese players seem very friendly and approachable.

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Cool pics.

Awesome you wear a "Barcelona" t-shirt in Madrid. Good thing it wasn't a football venue :-)
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awesome picture! anymore matches you had watched??

ELENA DEMENTIEVA & LI NA
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Nice photos.

You certainly have a very impressive collection of eye glasses adrygf.

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You certainly have a very impressive collection of eye glasses adrygf.
Thx Just 2 eyewear and one sunglasses

Watching your avy I loved Niculescu's play A shame she didn't play well against ALG and ALG played really well this week But Monica is a joy to watch She reminds me a bit of Santoro

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You got to meet Caro , I'm so jealous

Great pics....and cool glasses too btw
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Yep, so many matches.. I was 6 days there Do u wanna ask for someone?

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Great quality pics

I noticed for the 1st time that Ayu's finally removed her braces!
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