Daughter of ex-tour player Anne Minter, who also had a single hander, so modelling her game on her mothers.
How did it look, does it look an effective stroke for Samantha?
Yes very sound and effective....she is very small though so will need to get a bit better at keeping on the baseline and hitting on the rise etc but i was impressed with what I saw and she mentioned she was finding her best form again after some injuries....very nice girl.
Sally Peers (AUS) d. (6)Akiko Omae (JPN) 64 62
Match played in very hot conditions today, most of the day it was 30+ degrees, Sally did well picking the right time....
Mari Tanaka (JPN) d. (wc)Astra Sharma (AUS) 46 76(5) 61
Astra was so close
Astra served for the match at 64 54 and although i don't think she had any match points she missed some easy shots in that game and then lost a hard fought tie-break. Unfortunately she struggled with bad cramping in the final set and at one point had to forfeit the third game to seek medical treatment after collapsing on the court with cramps in her legs....she has improved heaps since i last seen her and shot up in height....should of won this match and I hope to see her playing these full time from now on...
Daw (SA)/Hsu (TPE) d Bobusic (WA)/Moore (WA) 6-4 2-6 10-6
Jess and Boj in doubles.
Indeed.....Boj was far from impressive in her singles earlier in the day also....looking very thin and still trying to deal with some niggling injuries.
Storm withdrew from those past events due to an elbow injury which she is still managing hence why she didnt play doubles this week....she will get in the draw as a LL tomorrow as Sacha Jones has withdrawn with a wrist injury. Hopefully storm can take advantage of this would love a rematch with Cabrera in R2!!
Okadaue won a marathon match today that lasted over 3 hours!!
Barty/Peers look a great combo....Sally was volleying very well with ash setting up the points...
Any other questions ask away.......except for Livestream....please note the venue is working hard to overcome the problem....it was working fine the day of qualies sign in and then the computer crashed and it has been one drama after the next ever since...