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It took me a while to realize that this was a new one

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^Thanks for posting these

Sam still looks a bit rusty to me here. Her serve looks relatively toothless, and some of her BHs are a bit painful to watch. Hopefully she can get the bugs out of her game before her first singles match.

Btw: anybody know who's she practicing with?
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What beautiful courts! Wish I could practice there.

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She really wasn't that bad, I'm just being very critical because I want to see our super-Sam back. And it's only practice so I don't think she would have been too concerned. That's what practice is for

Update: I just rewatched the videos and have revised my opinion. Sam was actually hitting the ball quite well. Her hitting partner (Cirstea?) was hitting quite a few winners off Sam's serve, but I think that was because Sam was only serving at about 3/4 pace. And her BH wasn't bad either. She looked a bit awkward and cramped a couple of times, but she wasn't completely mishitting them, and she even hit a few really nice ones, both doublehanders and slice.

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^Thanks for posting these

Sam still looks a bit rusty to me here. Her serve looks relatively toothless, and some of her BHs are a bit painful to watch. Hopefully she can get the bugs out of her game before her first singles match.

Btw: anybody know who's she practicing with?
I think its Shahar Peer - Courney said in her NCR podcast that Sam practiced with Francessa on Tues and Peer on Wed - said it was really strange practice partners as her partners were both in slumping mode
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She really wasn't that bad, I'm just being very critical because I want to see our super-Sam back. And it's only practice so I don't think she would have been too concerned. That's what practice is for

Update: I just rewatched the videos and have revised my opinion. Sam was actually hitting the ball quite well. Her hitting partner (Cirstea?) was hitting quite a few winners off Sam's serve, but I think that was because Sam was only serving at about 3/4 pace. And her BH wasn't bad either. She looked a bit awkward and cramped a couple of times, but she wasn't completely mishitting them, and she even hit a few really nice ones, both doublehanders and slice.
yeah i found the practice not too bad although her hitting partner is Peer (i think) not Petra or anything like that lol
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Someone recorded the super tb from yesterday's match:



Sorry don't know how to embed vimeo files.

Lisa looks alot sharper than I last saw Storay in Dubai - her returns made in past the net into the court Also nice to see Sammy put all first serves in during the TB - makes such a big difference in doubles

What were they thinking lobbing Sam not once but twice!
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Could be Peer I suppose, but someone posted something on the youtube page about Cirstea, so I assumed it was her. And I have to admit when you look at the vid fullscreen and hi-def it looks more like Cirstea to me than Peer: very dark hair, tall and slim, similar style of play.

Don't suppose it matters really, I was just curious.
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Someone recorded the super tb from yesterday's match:



Sorry don't know how to embed vimeo files.

Lisa looks alot sharper than I last saw Storay in Dubai - her returns made in past the net into the court Also nice to see Sammy put all first serves in during the TB - makes such a big difference in doubles

What were they thinking lobbing Sam not once but twice!
Some great volleys from Sam under pressure. Best player on court in that part of the match

I love how the person making the video lets out a YES every time Raysur/Storay win a point

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Someone recorded the super tb from yesterday's match:



Sorry don't know how to embed vimeo files.

Lisa looks alot sharper than I last saw Storay in Dubai - her returns made in past the net into the court Also nice to see Sammy put all first serves in during the TB - makes such a big difference in doubles

What were they thinking lobbing Sam not once but twice!
Thanks heaps for this.

Unless I'm mistaken this was from Bertrand's friend Teri again (the one who snapped Sim giving DT what looked like the middle finger, but in reality was probably the index finger)

The 9-6 point was great, pity they didn't win it, but some really nice saves by BMS and Mirza, so all credit to them. And it gave Sammy the chance to hit the winning serve

Sam looked good, especially her body language looked really positive, which is nice to see.

I was a bit surprised that she seemed to avoid kissing Lisa at the end, and briefly thought there might be some tension, but then I remembered she has a cold, so I think she just didn't want to infect Lisa. She coughed into her arm a few times during the TB.
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Someone recorded the super tb from yesterday's match:


It's Teri.

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Sorry don't know how to embed vimeo files.

Lisa looks alot sharper than I last saw Storay in Dubai - her returns made in past the net into the court Also nice to see Sammy put all first serves in during the TB - makes such a big difference in doubles

What were they thinking lobbing Sam not once but twice!
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We've been lobbying to get all traces of that match removed from the records, so we can plausibly deny it ever happened

Don't know about the full match, but these are the highlights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8U2iviXzbs
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I don't blame Sam's fans for wanting to forget it, but for the neutrals it was a great spectacle.

http://www.thetennisreview.com/hall-...say-davenport/
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I don't blame Sam's fans for wanting to forget it, but for the neutrals it was a great spectacle.
I'm sure it was. Maybe someday I'll be able to view it that neutrally, but atm the wound is a bit too fresh.
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