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Sophie Wins First Grand Slam Singles Match

THIS IS HUGE NEWS!!!!

WELL DONE SOPHIE!!!! WELL DESERVED MATCH AND SUCH TOUGH FIGHTING SAVING THE 4 MATCH POINTS TO BEAT AN EXPERIENCED OPPONENT WHO HAD MADE THE 3RD RD HERE BEFORE AT THE AUS OPEN!

WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO SOPHIE!!!!!!

WHATS HER NEW RANKING PROJECTION APPROXIMATELY?

- THIS SHIT IS BANANAS

Good luck to the Aussie and Balkan girls!
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yeah well done, that's great to hear!
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Yaaahhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO THE AUSSIE GIRLS


Alicia Molik~Nicole Pratt~Samantha Stosur~Christina Wheeler

Nicole Kriz~Monique Adamczak~Isabella Holland~Jessica Moore

Emily Hewson~Trudi Musgrave~Sophie Ferguson~Casey Dellacqua
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So Cool

ive been following and SMSing to Ozfan all day while i have been at work and when it was 4-5 in the 2nd set i thought bugger it

and WOW !!!

Amazing !! Brilliant !! Awesome !!

GO THE AUSSIE GIRLS


Alicia Molik~Nicole Pratt~Samantha Stosur~Christina Wheeler

Nicole Kriz~Monique Adamczak~Isabella Holland~Jessica Moore

Emily Hewson~Trudi Musgrave~Sophie Ferguson~Casey Dellacqua
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Well done Sophie!
an excellent win
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What's up with us Aussies?...just too good!

E = mc˛
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Sophie this is such good news
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I watched that match, and sophie had some great great points, and remained pretty composed when it was match point.

Congrats sophie, huge effort

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I watched the whole match!

Sophie was playing shithouse the first set and at 3-2 down in the 2nd she finally started hitting the ball with some depth and a bit of pace.

The first set and a half she wasnt running anything down, wasnt fighting, and only hit 4 winners in that time. She seemed flat as I was thinking how the hell did this girl get a set of Maleeva. It was the same with Olivia, its like they dont chase down balls unless its break point or they are facing break point. The passion isnt there the whole match which is something both girls need to get drilled into them more. They have to learn to not give up on any point.

Nuria though was playing well, but once Sophie finally picked up her game and starting fighting and running balls down she was even money with Nuria and matching her.

Sophie did have some help, on two of those match points Nuria double faulted, she just could not finish it off and was choking on the big points. In fact Nuria served 7 of her 15 double faults from 5-3 up in the 2nd until losing the tiebreaker. Both times Sophie was facing double match point she looked ready to give up but Nuria on both occasions double faulted on the first one and then Sophie only had to save one and she saw a glimmer of hope.

Sophie though fought hard in the 3rd again, the last set and a half both girls were extremely even. The only difference between the two was that Sophie didnt choke on the finishing line.

I had a few concerns though with Sophie, the main one being that she was returing serve between 1 and 2 metres behind the baseline which is a big no no! This let Nuria ace her numerous times with slices, and for a midget to rack up as many aces as she did was a bit ridiculous. Sophie though has to be careful not to be so defensive. She rarely attacked all day, and just rallied from well behind the baseline.

Sophie's serve though is solid, not a weapon but not one u can smack the return on, her second serve is very solid as well. I would like to see her add more power to the first serve. Her game though has developed nicely, she just needs to move forward, stand inside the baseline and she will find it easier to be the aggressor. She has developed the stroke though. Another concern though is that she stands so far back because her backhand requires such a huge backswing and she needs the extra time.
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thanks simon. great match report

Good luck to the Aussie and Balkan girls!
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Well done!! Fantastic news. And goodluck with the next BIG match. Petrova!

GOODLUCK 2 ALL the Aussies

(in tennis and EVERY other sport!!)

u guyz rock!


ALICIA MOLIK- u r a classy champion!



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OMG... I followed the match on the i-net and it nearly gave me a heartattack. I really thought she had lost already! Great first GS win!
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well done Sophie

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Nice report

GO SOPHIE

GO THE AUSSIE GIRLS


Alicia Molik~Nicole Pratt~Samantha Stosur~Christina Wheeler

Nicole Kriz~Monique Adamczak~Isabella Holland~Jessica Moore

Emily Hewson~Trudi Musgrave~Sophie Ferguson~Casey Dellacqua
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sophie got the womens night session match tomorrow. good experience for her but at the same time it might overwhelm her. hopefully she plays well. good luck sophie!

Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.

also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.
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