Moderator - Challengers & Juniors
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: in Cloud Cuckoo Land
11:25 SET POINT KUZNETSOVA... Suigyama 30-40... first serve well long, the Japan star takes her time, but hits her second out as well, double fault... FIRST SET KUZNETSOVA 6-0
11:22 A love service game for Kuznetsova, the crowd unable to get in to the match, because their are so many unforced errors coming from the Sugiyama racket... 5-0
11:20 DOUBLE BREAK POINT KUZNETSOVA... Sugiyama miss-timing her groundstrokes again, regaining a game point for 30-40, when Kuznetsova frames a backhand out; the Russian completely dictates the direction and pace of the rally and hits a forehand winner for 4-0!
11:16 Kuznetsova moving up the court quickly, when she recognises a short ball... the world number 29 targetting Suigyama's backhand and waits for the mistakes... 3-0, great start!
11:14 BREAK POINT KUZNETSOVA... Sugiyama failing to leave a mark on her first service game, pinned back behind the baseline by Kuznetsova's power game... the world number eight hitting a series of unforced errors in her attempt to make winners... the Russian breaks for 2-0
11:11 A confident start for the 18-year-old Russian, who has one quarterfinal appearance to her name this year, in the Gold Coast... 1-0
11:09 Kuznetsova to serve, play!
11:08 Their warm-up over, both players head to their chairs to make final preparations before play begins
11:03 During the pair's five minute warm-up, both with be nervous as this is their first meeting of their career
11:01 Out onto court, Kuznetsova in a red outfit and Sugiyama in blue, the sun is shining once again and plenty of seats are empty, which is a shame.
10:56 The ball and linesjudges come out on to court, and make their preparations prior to the arrival of the players
10:46 Welcome to eurosport.com/co.uk's live scoring and commentary coverage of the semi-finals at the Dubai Open on Friday. First up Ai Suigyama, the tournament's eighth seed faces Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia... play begins at 11:00cet! JOIN US!