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Joe.'s Eastbourne report 16/06.10

Hey guys! This is my report:

Azarenka vs Watson
This was the first match I watched. To put it bluntly, Vika outclassed and outpowered Heather. There were a few good rallies and on a lot of them Heather would get a short ball and have the chance to finish the point. However, she wouldn't go for enough and let Vika back into these points, which usually ended in a Vika winner. All in all though, Heather has A LOT of talent and she WILL be a star in the future. Her first serve is good but her 2nd is very weak, she has great movement though, and very nice groundstrokes. It didn't help that she got really pissed off. But hey, it was quite entertaining. Well done to Vika, she REALLY showed her class.

Stosur vs Hantuchova
I started watching this match at 4-3 Hantuchova in the 2nd set. At this point, Sam was shanking loads and Dani really took advantage of that. Hantuchova had chances to go up a break in the 3rd but Sam got her form back and served well. Sam certainly has a great forehand, and it adapted better then I had anticipated on grass. Shes definitly favourite going her match vs Baltacha.

Petrova vs Makarova
All I can really say is Petrova played shit and Makarova has an amazing grass court game. Everytime Nadia came into the net Ekaterina gave her a low volley and she also came up with some explicit passing shots. Talking of explicit, when Nadia walked off court I heard her say 'shit happens' which made me smile.

Kuznetsova vs Cirstea
I only watched the the end of set 1 and the 2nd set of this because i was pretty pissed that Sorana didn't finish it. Sorana is such a talented player; shes blessed with power and touch. If only she would be more consistent! Kuzzy was obviously not 100% fit and was making so many errors. I don't really know how she came through that set. Cirstea's reaction said it all. (I missed Clijsters match because she finished so quickly; it took her less time to win then it took Sveta and Sori to finish set 2)

Szavay vs Bartoli
After watching a few games of this match which included Bartoli winning set 2 and the first few games of the 3rd, I stopped watching. The quality was SHIT. Agnes really needs to shorten her swing on grass because she catches everything late. BTW Bartoli has definitly got into shape.

Baltacha vs Zheng
Match of the day for me! I have never seen so many people packed around court 2 in my life. First set, Bally was serving amazingly. Her serve is such a lovely shot to watch and it was working so well. In the 2nd i really don't know what happened...Bally lost all her form and was making so many errors of Zhengs 2nd serves it was a joke. The final set was so much closer and tighter then the scoreline shows. Bally was fighting so hard and came up with some great passing shots; including a stunning shot on full stretch whilst still moving up the line which gave her match point. WD Bally and good luck in the QF vs Stosur.

Some Random shit:
-Laura Robson, Tara Moore, Heather Watson and some other British girls were all training together in the afternoon.
-Mama Watson is just a legend.
-It was freezing in the West Stand of center court when the shadows crept over.
-Hantuchova was the complete opposite of what I expected her to be; rude and cocky.
-I saw Mel South and Jovanovic training together.
-It was great to see James Ward reach the QF; cant believe The All England Club didn't give him a MD WC into Wimbledon.
-MJMS is so nice and friendly.
-I couldn't get a seat on C1 for Kuzzy/Kimmy 's doubles match; it was full. So thats when I left.
-Vika was lovely too. I was actually expecting her to say no to signing my autograph ball.
-Dolgopalov was watching Watson vs Azarenka.....I don't know which one he was there for though.


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Daniela is bipolar, fans reports are saying that she's either reaaaally nice or a cold bitch.
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Hey guys! This is my report:

Azarenka vs Watson
This was the first match I watched. To put it bluntly, Vika outclassed and outpowered Heather. There were a few good rallies and on a lot of them Heather would get a short ball and have the chance to finish the point. However, she wouldn't go for enough and let Vika back into these points, which usually ended in a Vika winner. All in all though, Heather has A LOT of talent and she WILL be a star in the future. Her first serve is good but her 2nd is very weak, she has great movement though, and very nice groundstrokes. It didn't help that she got really pissed off. But hey, it was quite entertaining. Well done to Vika, she REALLY showed her class.

Stosur vs Hantuchova
I started watching this match at 4-3 Hantuchova in the 2nd set. At this point, Sam was shanking loads and Dani really took advantage of that. Hantuchova had chances to go up a break in the 3rd but Sam got her form back and served well. Sam certainly has a great forehand, and it adapted better then I had anticipated on grass. Shes definitly favourite going her match vs Baltacha.

Petrova vs Makarova
All I can really say is Petrova played shit and Makarova has an amazing grass court game. Everytime Nadia came into the net Ekaterina gave her a low volley and she also came up with some explicit passing shots. Talking of explicit, when Nadia walked off court I heard her say 'shit happens' which made me smile.

Kuznetsova vs Cirstea
I only watched the the end of set 1 and the 2nd set of this because i was pretty pissed that Sorana didn't finish it. Sorana is such a talented player; shes blessed with power and touch. If only she would be more consistent! Kuzzy was obviously not 100% fit and was making so many errors. I don't really know how she came through that set. Cirstea's reaction said it all. (I missed Clijsters match because she finished so quickly; it took her less time to win then it took Sveta and Sori to finish set 2)

Szavay vs Bartoli
After watching a few games of this match which included Bartoli winning set 2 and the first few games of the 3rd, I stopped watching. The quality was SHIT. Agnes really needs to shorten her swing on grass because she catches everything late. BTW Bartoli has definitly got into shape.

Baltacha vs Zheng
Match of the day for me! I have never seen so many people packed around court 2 in my life. First set, Bally was serving amazingly. Her serve is such a lovely shot to watch and it was working so well. In the 2nd i really don't know what happened...Bally lost all her form and was making so many errors of Zhengs 2nd serves it was a joke. The final set was so much closer and tighter then the scoreline shows. Bally was fighting so hard and came up with some great passing shots; including a stunning shot on full stretch whilst still moving up the line which gave her match point. WD Bally and good luck in the QF vs Stosur.

Some Random shit:
-Laura Robson, Tara Moore, Heather Watson and some other British girls were all training together in the afternoon.
-Mama Watson is just a legend.
-It was freezing in the West Stand of center court when the shadows crept over.
-Hantuchova was the complete opposite of what I expected her to be; rude and cocky.
-I saw Mel South and Jovanovic training together.
-It was great to see James Ward reach the QF; cant believe The All England Club didn't give him a MD WC into Wimbledon.
-MJMS is so nice and friendly.
-I couldn't get a seat on C1 for Kuzzy/Kimmy 's doubles match; it was full. So thats when I left.
-Vika was lovely too. I was actually expecting her to say no to signing my autograph ball.
-Dolgopalov was watching Watson vs Azarenka.....I don't know which one he was there for though.
Good to hear.

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Wouldn't sit on another stand though for all the tea in china.
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Wouldn't sit on another stand though for all the tea in china.
Yeah its definitly the best stand. Just need to remember to take blankets next time. It was funny looking over to the East stand and them all being in t shirts whilst we were in layers and blankets.


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I couldn't afford to go this year, majorly unhappy.
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Yeah, no WC for Hottie Ward...

Shame about Daniela.




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Yeah, no WC for Hottie Ward...

Shame about Daniela.
Do people think that guy is good looking?

And thank you, I thought that would be what happened with Heather. She has improved so much and become so much more aggressive and proactive but it seems that when she comes under pressure, her natural instincts are still to become much more defensive. Her temperament needs work too, for some players being emotional is helpful but Heather needs to keep a clear head so that her good shot selection, one of her strengths, isn't neutralized by her emotions.
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Thanks for the reports Joe.

Coudln't really have asked much from Heather today, she had a great tournament anyway. Great to hear about Marion.
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Wouldn't sit on another stand though for all the tea in china.
What's wrong with the other stands?

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Do people think that guy is good looking?
Put it this way, if Murray looked like Ward, there wouldn't be nearly as many complaints about the BBC showing every one of his matches 5 times over.
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I like eastbourne, and I am happy choosing to go there on Tuesday
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Put it this way, if Murray looked like Ward, there wouldn't be nearly as many complaints about the BBC showing every one of his matches 5 times over.
I'm still . He just looks like a normal guy to me, but what do I know?
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ward's pretty hot for a brit player, nowhere on the same level as hutchins though

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I'm still . He just looks like a normal guy to me, but what do I know?
In this case a lot He's not anything special.


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Do people think that guy is good looking?
Well, he is above average IMO.




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I watched the Kim vs Safarova match. And yeah it was a total blowout. Kim was just dictating the back of the court, very nice defense and turning a lot of points against her into winning shots. But Safarova couldn't hit a groundstroke to save her life, and all those 2nd serve returns into the net

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