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God Olivia is a babe

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Good tennis so far. Liv is playing very well and her backhand is deadly. Ash has to stop hitting to it. Barty holds for 3-5.

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Barty wins the first 7-6(6). Liv was up 5-2 and also had an open court on a break point to go up 5-1 but missed. Disappointing for Liv.

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post #409 of 431 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 2011, 12:07 AM
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Ash is better than most of this wta players, isn't that gets for Australia
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This isn't an impressive match at all from what I've seen from 5-5. No one can finish a point, it's all errors and some good serving.
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post #411 of 431 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 2011, 12:08 AM
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Liv better start doing that rain dance she did last year to beat Dokic.
God that Essence of tennis commercial was dire lol!!!
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post #412 of 431 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 2011, 12:10 AM
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I find it interesting that you only said poor Liv, when the conversation about was about Holland as well.
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Jason A - I second what Dani said, why single out Liv and not mention Holland when that is what both TS and I were talking about?
The fact that no one at all has jumped to Bella's defense is probably even more interesting. Alright yes, I'm not particularly bullish about her prospects. Isabella's game is kinda one-dimensional -- it seems to me that it's all about bossing points with her forehand. That's worrisome, because she's already at an age that her game should be reasonably mature. That said, I also think that she's got lots of room for improvement. For starters, her serve could turn into a weapon. She's a big girl, so with the right technique, I think that's very doable. Yes, there are flaws in her game, but I'm not so sure that there are any fatal flaws. She might even be able to make it some distance into the Top 100 working with what she's got right now. I think that she might be able to pull it off, because she's got some margin for error in her game -- she doesn't hit the ball too hard or too flat. Consistency week-in and week-out might be what gets her on the Tour and keeps her there.
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Liv better start doing that rain dance she did last year to beat Dokic.
God that Essence of tennis commercial was dire lol!!!
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post #414 of 431 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 2011, 12:22 AM
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Terrible errors by Liv.
Those two balls were well out :/
4-2 Barty.
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Its so hard to believe that Ash is only 15

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post #416 of 431 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 2011, 12:48 AM
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Fact is, none of the Aussie girls bar Barty has much chance of being a top player capable of winning GS. Her development should be the priority and this certainly bodes well, a lot of highly talented young female tennis players who went on to be top senior players had early success like this.
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High quality match from both girls. Congrats to Ash; she hung in there even though Liv was all over her in the 1st, and that set pretty much decided it. Both should really take some confidence from their performances in the playoff, and be looking forward to doing some damage early next year.
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Well done to Ash, Liv will still get a wildcard anyway!

Good luck to the West Aussies in 2013!:
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as well as Jelena Dokic Sam Stosur Sally Peers Ash Barty Olivia Rogowska Monique Adamczak Sacha Jones Rodionova Sisters Tammi Patterson Vicky Rajicic Azra Hadzic Alison Bai
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16s Final:

Eliza Long d Brigitte Beck [W] 7-5, 6-3
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This december showdown has been a bit of a breakthrough for Long, qualifying for 18s and winning 16s. She has mainly just been playing AMTs before now, hopefully encouragement to play more juniors and ITF next year
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