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post #2596 of 3727 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 2009, 03:03 AM
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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

Here is what I wrote about Alisa in my Cincinnati tournament thread, including what she had to say to her fans here on TF!

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I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Alisa Kleybanova today. I saw her doing stretching and a bands warmup outside the practice courts as I was entering today. When I went over there, she was still working with the bands, outside the end court (where Sugi/Dulgheru were practicing).

(I had to ask who Dulgheru was because I recognized Sugi right away but not Dulgheru. By the way it was Sugi serving, Dulgheru returning, and her coach giving advice on her return of serve. I think Sugi was alone at her end.)


So I debated whether Alisa would mind being bothered or not, then decided to go ahead and ask if I could take her picture - I meant a pic of her working with the bands. She said sure, very friendly and no attitude, then her coach told me to come over and he would take a picture of her with me.

I asked her if she would like me to pass on any message to her fans on Tennis Forum.

She took a minute and I thought she maybe didn't understand me or know what that was. Then she said: it's good to have fans, she appreciates it very much, and thanks us so much for supporting her. And she told me/us that she hopes we will enjoy the tournament very much. I wished her good luck - knew she had a doubles match later today.

(In fact it just ended now - Monday night around 9:30 PM as I'm writing this - after the rain delay, and she won it - partnered with Makarova. She has her R1 Singles match Tuesday morning, so this has been a long day with an early start tomorrow, due to the rain.)

She looks great - not glamorous but just very cool pretty looks which I really like - and she is big but in a just right way for a pro athlete, not fat or overly bulky. She is very nice and down to earth. She speaks very good English which is only lightly accented. Her voice is deep, and friendly, and she is really very nice to be around.

Also her coach was super friendly and helpful with information. I really like it when coaches are like that - like to talk about their players and make contacts and network a bit - enjoy themselves and bring down the barriers between players and fans.
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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

Alisa choked away the 1st set tiebreak. Big opportunity at a Tier I.
Alisa has to learn to play well at big moments.

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter....
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there
Enjoy This Moment!!
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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

Alisa was too scared or too nervous to win a TB... hard to think otherwise when a player looses 5 set points.
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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

Alisa had set points in set 2 and now it's 55.
JJ is too good for her.

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter....
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there
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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

be positive Alisa... you can win it only if you believe
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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

Alisa won the 2nd tb. 3rd set. Maybe JJ is tired.

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter....
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there
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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

Alisa is up a break *42. Finish!

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter....
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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

Alisa, I really admire your effort...

win or loose, either way you deserve applause for trying.
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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

This is a great win, beating Jankovic in a Tier I QF!
Now Maria or Aga. Alisa can win this.

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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

Great win Alisa!

You played well the last few games!
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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

Alisa

I'm so happy that she managed to take the 2nd set and then cruise through the 3rd

The match went for about 3 1/4 hrs, but Alisa stayed strong

Звонарёва ~ Павлюченкова
Петрова ~ Клейбанова
Сафина ~ Кириленко

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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

I liked what she had to say on the court after the match
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I'm surprised Alisa has no sponsor.

Does she have in the past?
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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

welldone Alisa

goodluck in the sf..

KIM CLIJSTERS & JELENA JANKOVIC
PETRA KVITOVA..ANGELIQUE KERBER..MARIA SHARAPOVA..MADISON KEYS
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Re: Alisa Kleybanova New Wonder Girl CHEERING THREAD!

Alisa

Such great news to wake up to!

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