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If Lindsay plays Maria in 2nd round....

What do you think her approach to the game will be?
I've not really seen Lindsay play since shes been back, apart from against Jankovic in Bali, so don't know if she's moving like a sloth, how her ball striking is or what!!!

Do you reckon she'll play Maria like she used to, or take her chances and go for the winners early during the point? Im not sure if she's ready for a run around by Maria...but then again she did beat Jelena!

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Re: If Lindsay plays Maria in 2nd round....

I think Lindsay will play her usual game ~ dominate from the first opportunity and go for clean winners. She'll make errors and she has had some patchy games in most of her matches. I think if she is going to win she will need to be more consistent than she has been so far in her comeback to trouble Maria.

But I think the chance to play a top player is a real incentive for her to see where her game is against the top 10, which is where she belongs. So I think she will be up for it and will play very aggressively.
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Re: If Lindsay plays Maria in 2nd round....

If Lindsay plays like she did in the first set of her match against Granville at Auckland and Maria serves like she was serving at the HK final, Lindsay has good chances to win the match.
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Re: If Lindsay plays Maria in 2nd round....

Officially, first they both need to win their first round matches. Although, I seriously doubt that they'll be troubled, we still have to wait for tonights results.

In this potential second round clash Masha is a slight favourite (4-1 in H2H, still n5in the ranks).
Well, after what I saw from Lindsay in Auckland (which was quite impressive), I must say that if she plays the same she's got a great chance on knocking '07s runner up out from AO.
She's got no pressure, she is fresh and healthy, plus she's really aggressive and wisely takes it step by step and Jagger keeps her focused outside the courts.

If Lindsay beats Maria, she'll make a great step on her way to being a top5 player again.

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Re: If Lindsay plays Maria in 2nd round....

She just won in three sets 7-5 in the third to a player she thumped the last two times they played I hope she goes put a swings freely like a player who been given a second life as that exactly what she's got Eranni was 4-2 in the third. I haven't seen any of the match as channel 7 had to play the Andy Roddick snore fest. So I'n only going by a live score.
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Re: If Lindsay plays Maria in 2nd round....

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Officially, first they both need to win their first round matches. Although, I seriously doubt that they'll be troubled, we still have to wait for tonights results.

In this potential second round clash Masha is a slight favourite (4-1 in H2H, still n5in the ranks).
Well, after what I saw from Lindsay in Auckland (which was quite impressive), I must say that if she plays the same she's got a great chance on knocking '07s runner up out from AO.
She's got no pressure, she is fresh and healthy, plus she's really aggressive and wisely takes it step by step and Jagger keeps her focused outside the courts.

If Lindsay beats Maria, she'll make a great step on her way to being a top5 player again.

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Re: If Lindsay plays Maria in 2nd round....

You can't take a whole lot from today's match. The match against Maria will be totally different. The only thing I really got out of it was that Lindsay needs to go for the lines more, and stay away from hitting up the middle of the court.
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I was hoping for a drubbing or an experimental match against Errani are a Sharapova-prep ala Safina in Wimbledon before the Clijsters match in '05. Have you ever seen the safina match? Lindsay played so well and won 62 61 - it's one of my favourite matches. ANYWAY, I still think this'll help and Lindsay ain't ever going to get blown of the court. She just couldn't get the ball away from her opponent today... she seemed to try centering the court from 2-4 for a bit but then stopped and started playing the angles. Errani played really well we should remember, a plus ten winnners to errors ratio,

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Re: If Lindsay plays Maria in 2nd round....

I just read on a blog so I do take this with a grain of salt. That Lindsay cramped up during the match is this true. If it is fitness could start being an issue as it wasn't that hot today in Melbourne and the weather is set to get hotter over the next few days.
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I just read on a blog so I do take this with a grain of salt. That Lindsay cramped up during the match is this true. If it is fitness could start being an issue as it wasn't that hot today in Melbourne and the weather is set to get hotter over the next few days.
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I was hoping for a drubbing or an experimental match against Errani are a Sharapova-prep ala Safina in Wimbledon before the Clijsters match in '05. Have you ever seen the safina match? Lindsay played so well and won 62 61 - it's one of my favourite matches. ANYWAY, I still think this'll help and Lindsay ain't ever going to get blown of the court. She just couldn't get the ball away from her opponent today... she seemed to try centering the court from 2-4 for a bit but then stopped and started playing the angles. Errani played really well we should remember, a plus ten winnners to errors ratio,
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Don't worry, Lindsay did not cramp during the match
Actually, the whole issue with Lindsay's foot was apparently just a cramp.

She's not beating Maria. But it should be fairly close.
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Re: If Lindsay plays Maria in 2nd round....

What do you think her approach to the game will be?
To play not like she did in the second and third set of 1R

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Re: If Lindsay plays Maria in 2nd round....

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Actually, the whole issue with Lindsay's foot was apparently just a cramp.

She's not beating Maria. But it should be fairly close.
I'm glad the foot isn't anything too serious, though foot cramps are very unpleasant.
I saw the first few games of Maria's match and there's no way Lindsay's winning that one. I'd be happy with it being close though.

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I'm glad the foot isn't anything too serious, though foot cramps are very unpleasant.
I saw the first few games of Maria's match and there's no way Lindsay's winning that one. I'd be happy with it being close though.
Maria was very impressive with her service games in the first set. She had 100% of first serves in until the middle-end of the set. She wasn't consistant with her returns though. And in the second set, she started to struggle with her serves and was only at 47% in the second set with 5 DFs when I went to sleep, I think it was 5-4.
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