I wouldnt say that she played great tennis, but she certainly displayed some fine form at times...I didnt see the second set but watched the 1st and 3rd sets. Alicia just needs to work on her consistency and one thing she needs to do is learn to hit more winners because she has the shots! She has the makings of a player that can dictate points, but funnily enough Paola was dictating a lot of the play. Anyway, I agree with the fact that she will have a great year, she definately has improved her strokes the past 12 months <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> She wins a LOT of points off that serve of hers, but just needs to be patient and learn to structure her shots better <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
I'm very happy for Paola! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> As she is is my 4th favorite player overall, I was going for her, but this being a teams event, (and me being Aussie <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> ) I'd like to see Australia win ( but its really hard for me to cheer for Hewitt <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" /> ).
Ah what the hell! Go both teams! <img src="wink.gif" border="0">