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Veritas
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:31 PM
Well done Ai!!! She played very well in the 2nd set, and her service game was particularly strong :worship:

Good luck in the QF tomorrow! :yeah:

Stephieva
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:32 PM
OMG...K-lina collaped in set2..:sad:

But congrats Ai..:yeah:

Elldee
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:32 PM
I love Ai, once Lindsay's retired she'll be my numero uno! I really wish I could have seen the match, but hopefully they'll show her QF. Go Ai!


[I can't believe Roddick and Federer are both out!!]

Sandstorm
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:32 PM
Karolina had 64 UEs!!:eek::ekk::rolleyes:

THIS IS THE WORST MATCH IN HER LIFE!

Havok
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:33 PM
K-Lina :rolleyes:

good for Ai though.

azza
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:34 PM
Ai :rolleyes: 1st set 7-6 shouldnt be that close :rolleyes:

Well done on ur win though 7-6 6-1 :yeah:

AjdeNate!
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:35 PM
Great win Ai :yeah:
Nice try K-Lina... good luck at the US Open.

Dava
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:35 PM
Ive had a funny feeling about Ai from the beginninng...I though her or Sprem would be a good outside bet along with Molik and Schnyder...

tennnisfannn
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:35 PM
Karolina had 64 UEs!!:eek::ekk::rolleyes:

THIS IS THE WORST MATCH IN HER LIFE!Klina plays alot like Venus. Lives very dangerously, when she is on she is lethal, when she misfires, she totally self destructs.

GoGoMaggie
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:40 PM
k-lina :sad: you are a much better player than ai, you shouldn't lose to her....
I smell sour grapes.
Well done Ai. A medal is pre much in your hands now.

Dan23
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:43 PM
Well done Ai :)
Really blew her away in the 2nd set!

croat123
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:54 PM
Ai :rolleyes: 1st set 7-6 shouldnt be that close :rolleyes:

Well done on ur win though 7-6 6-1 :yeah:
true, k-lina should have won it 6-3 or 6-4 ;)

k-lina :sad: terrible, terrible loss

imo, the worst in the last 6 months

*roddicksinme*
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:55 PM
congrats Ai....

but KAROLINA!!!!! :sad:

Mrs. Peel
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:56 PM
Well Done Ai!!!!!

selking
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:56 PM
true, k-lina should have won it 6-3 or 6-4 ;)

k-lina :sad: terrible, terrible loss

imo, the worst in the last 6 months

so this is what you do when klina loses. i think we are going to be hearing this alot

Tennisfan-Mtl
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:59 PM
Karolina :sad: :rolleyes:

switz
Aug 18th, 2004, 03:59 PM
sprem must have been really sick - because we all know that the only reason she ever loses ;)

i know it's a bitchy thing to say and that i will be bombarded with bad reps but it had to be said.

well ai.

ex hopman
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:03 PM
Before the match, Ai told the Japanese media that she could win this time.
She said she likes the surface much better than Montreal...and she learned how to play against Sprem... she seemed to have a confidence anyway...

so I am not really suprised at this Ai's win! but Congrats!!

Now, defeat her in dubs too!!

Melly Flew Us
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:09 PM
all those in favour of the result say

ai!
:bounce: :bigclap: :dance: :clap2: :yippee: :yeah: :rocker2: :aparty: :rocker: :banana:

selking
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:13 PM
ai rules.

pcrtennis
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:15 PM
I can't believe people are that surprised that Sprem lost...it's not like she's been tearing up the field!!

Ai was the superior player today!!! Go Ai!!! You've got a great chance now at medaling in singles now as well as doubles!!!!

pcrtennis
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:17 PM
sprem must have been really sick - because we all know that the only reason she ever loses

i know it's a bitchy thing to say and that i will be bombarded with bad reps but it had to be said.

well ai.

SPREM LOSES A LOT!!! WHEN SHE WINS TITLES AND BEAT TOP PLAYERS CONSISTENTLY THHHEEENNNN YOU CAN SAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS A SORT OF GET AWAY WITH IT BUT SPREM IS NOT THAT GOOD RIGHT NOW!!!!! AI IS BETTER!

Libertango
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:19 PM
YAYYYYY!! Go Ai!! :bounce: :yeah: :banana: :woohoo:

pcrtennis
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:20 PM
Good luck in the next round against Molik...You can win this match. It's another big serve but Ai has a greeaat return. Tammy beat Molik easily on grass so Ai can beat her on hardcourts!

switz
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:21 PM
SPREM LOSES A LOT!!! WHEN SHE WINS TITLES AND BEAT TOP PLAYERS CONSISTENTLY THHHEEENNNN YOU CAN SAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS A SORT OF GET AWAY WITH IT BUT SPREM IS NOT THAT GOOD RIGHT NOW!!!!! AI IS BETTER!

i think it was kind of obvious that i was being sarcastic. what kind of person would say something like that seriously? you're quite mad with your obsession with ai - don't you remember that i picked ai to beat sprem 6-3, 6-3? i can't believe you can't because you seemed to take so much pleasure from it.

switz
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:23 PM
it's hard to not be the superior player in a match when your opponent makes 64 unforced errors in one tight and one easy set.

azza
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:32 PM
Bump.

pcrtennis
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:34 PM
It's nearly impossible to understand sarcasm through typing.... So no I didn't know that was sarcastic. And no I don't remember you being the one picking Ai to win...I wasn't as excited about your prediction as you seem to hope I was.

It is annoying to read all of these bizaare Sprem fan comments about how she is the greatest and never loses so yes I thought your comment was sincere...again sarcasm is nearly impossible to understand through typing unless you make it really obvious.

sbmh
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:36 PM
Well done , Ai :)

starr
Aug 18th, 2004, 04:49 PM
:yippee: AI!!!

BlinX
Aug 18th, 2004, 05:07 PM
Sugiyama is on fire...not only in singles but she is doing awesomen in doubles as well :woohoo:

Beat
Aug 18th, 2004, 05:57 PM
ai is being dissed time and time again (not worthy of the top 10 etc. etc.). and time and time again she proves the doubters wrong. well done! :)

selking
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:00 PM
ai is gonna take out sprem twice today. Thats strange for that to happen in a tourny

pcrtennis
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:17 PM
Schnyder did it to Hantuchova the other day.

selking
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:21 PM
really? ok then maybe not. :) :lol:

V-MAC
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:28 PM
Karolina had 64 UEs!!:eek::ekk::rolleyes:

THIS IS THE WORST MATCH IN HER LIFE!


hardly surprising :yawn: and this is why I find it so boring and ugly to watch her play.it is all hit and miss with Sprem,no variety or thinking seems to go into her play.Karolina, you need more to your game then just being a ball-basher :kiss: :wavey: anyway, congrats Ai.

Kutuzova
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:28 PM
its shocking. Ai is not good enough to beat Karolina when Karolina is playing solid. Ai has no weapons so she has nothing to hurt Karolina. Karolina just beat herself. :sad:

selking
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:28 PM
what!!!!!!!!! 64 holy crap. Theres a player that needs to practice today

pcrtennis
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:32 PM
its shocking. Ai is not good enough to beat Karolina when Karolina is playing solid. Ai has no weapons so she has nothing to hurt Karolina. Karolina just beat herself. :sad:


Screw you and take your Asshole comments and go cry about Ai's trouncing of the Sprem in a Sprem Thread. Ai played smarter and can beat Sprem when she is playing well. Ai is better right now. :rolleyes: :mad: :fiery:

selking
Aug 18th, 2004, 06:35 PM
Screw you and take your Asshole comments and go cry about Ai's trouncing of the Sprem in a Sprem Thread. Ai played smarter and can beat Sprem when she is playing well. Ai is better right now. :rolleyes: :mad: :fiery:

damn straight!!!!

AK-DH Fan
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:17 PM
Screw you and take your Asshole comments and go cry about Ai's trouncing of the Sprem in a Sprem Thread. Ai played smarter and can beat Sprem when she is playing well. Ai is better right now. :rolleyes: :mad: :fiery:

AMEN!!! Some people :rolleyes: :mad: I hate when people doen't give others credit. Two words: SORE LOSERS :wavey:

Kirt12255
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:29 PM
Good luck in the next round against Molik...You can win this match. It's another big serve but Ai has a greeaat return. Tammy beat Molik easily on grass so Ai can beat her on hardcourts!
:confused: Grass and harcourt is similar how? Yes Ai will be a tough opponent...as she always is...Just because Alicia is Australian doesn't mean her fav surface is grass. If It's blustery Alicia will slam Ai in 2 sets. Alicia in 3 for me....but I like Ai so if she beats Alicia she better win a medal.:wavey:

Kirt12255
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:32 PM
its shocking. Ai is not good enough to beat Karolina when Karolina is playing solid. Ai has no weapons so she has nothing to hurt Karolina. Karolina just beat herself. :sad:
What is a weapon? Big Forehand...Big Serve etc??? Experience is also a weapon...remember that.:wavey:

Kutuzova
Aug 18th, 2004, 07:47 PM
[/QUOTE]...and can beat Sprem when she is playing well.[QUOTE]
Karolina had 64 UFE thats not playing well. I seem to remeber a match just a lil bit ago when Karolina beat Ai in 2 sets. I think she was playing well. And a weapon is a big shot, expirience is not a weapon, a lack of it is just a disadvantage. Sorry but Karolina will be the better player at the end of these 2 careers. Wait she already is, get used to it.

AK-DH Fan
Aug 18th, 2004, 08:23 PM
Karolina had 64 UFE thats not playing well. I seem to remeber a match just a lil bit ago when Karolina beat Ai in 2 sets. I think she was playing well. And a weapon is a big shot, expirience is not a weapon, a lack of it is just a disadvantage. Sorry but Karolina will be the better player at the end of these 2 careers. Wait she already is, get used to it.

First of all you're right a weapon=big shot, but it also can be an advantage that u have over u're oponent( I think). I'd consider experience a weapon becuase Ai has been around for a while. She knows how to handle the big points better than Sprem at the moment. This is not to take anything away from Sprem(believe me I like her alot) but she still doesn't know how to play the big points. She just plays her game and goes for it, no matter what the score. On the other hand Ai will play more hig-percentage to get the break pt., set pt. whatever. But the longer Sprem is around, the more she'll know how to play those break points.

Yes, I admit that K'lina did hit herself out of the match, but u have to give some credit to Ai. She makes the power players hit more shots then they want to in a rally thus creating an unforced error, and sometimes uses their pace against them. Not to mention her ability to come in put balls away at the net.

Karolina might be the better player in the end of both career, she probably will, because Ai really didn't start playing great singles until 2001& 2002 unfortunately. But will see. Don't predict anything.

Sorry but Karolina will be the better player at the end of these 2 careers. Wait she already is, get used to it.

No she isn't, not yet. But she can be:)

flyingmachine
Aug 18th, 2004, 09:24 PM
Noooooooooooo :bigcry:

switz
Aug 19th, 2004, 01:22 AM
It's nearly impossible to understand sarcasm through typing.... So no I didn't know that was sarcastic. And no I don't remember you being the one picking Ai to win...I wasn't as excited about your prediction as you seem to hope I was.

It is annoying to read all of these bizaare Sprem fan comments about how she is the greatest and never loses so yes I thought your comment was sincere...again sarcasm is nearly impossible to understand through typing unless you make it really obvious.

what kind of sprem fan would say that she only loses when she is sick? that is just the most ridiculous comment to make seriously. you must have a great memory considering i had a discussion with you only a few hours before the match. i don't think you're really in a position to judge sprem fans because judging by the positive reps i got for saying something about for comments in the prediction thread people find you very annoying as well.

AjdeNate!
Aug 19th, 2004, 02:17 AM
oh my such hate on here for a tennis result.................................. get in touch with reality already

kell
Aug 19th, 2004, 02:19 AM
:confused: Grass and harcourt is similar how? Yes Ai will be a tough opponent...as she always is...Just because Alicia is Australian doesn't mean her fav surface is grass. If It's blustery Alicia will slam Ai in 2 sets. Alicia in 3 for me....but I like Ai so if she beats Alicia she better win a medal.:wavey:
yay!

voice of reason:worship:

Shenanigans
Aug 19th, 2004, 02:22 AM
Ai, must admit I doubted you, good luck hope you can win your match tomorrow. Alicia is a tough cookie but just fight.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:00 AM
Congratulations to Ai Sugiyama.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:05 AM
Karolina had 64 UEs!!

THIS IS THE WORST MATCH IN HER LIFE!
I think it wasn't the worst match - the 1st set was very close.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:07 AM
Nice try K-Lina... good luck at the US Open.
And good luck also at New Haven next week!!

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:09 AM
oh my such hate on here for a tennis result.................................. get in touch with reality already

its just redicilous that someone would think that she lost because she is sick or whatever. She is new and just became know after wimby. she is a rookie.

Mr_Molik
Aug 19th, 2004, 03:30 AM
thanku ai :worship: alicia has a much better chance against u than sprem :devil:

AjdeNate!
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:32 AM
thanku ai :worship: alicia has a much better chance against u than sprem :devil:
See and I totally thought that Alicia had a better shot to win against Sprem. :haha: Funny how that goes, isn't it? lol

Mr_Molik
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:37 AM
See and I totally thought that Alicia had a better shot to win against Sprem. :haha: Funny how that goes, isn't it? lol
lol :p
the reason i think ai will be easier is cos alicia is in great form and i cant see her beating herself, and ai wont be able to outplay her
if karolina won and played really well, she might have outplayed alicia

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:51 AM
so to get to the semis ai plays alica molik?

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:51 AM
or is it quarters?

Mr_Molik
Aug 19th, 2004, 04:57 AM
alicia plays ai in the quarters

selking
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:01 AM
ok thats ai's. not trying to be a dick MM this is just what i think. Maybe alica can prove me wrong though

pcrtennis
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:45 AM
what kind of sprem fan would say that she only loses when she is sick? that is just the most ridiculous comment to make seriously. you must have a great memory considering i had a discussion with you only a few hours before the match. i don't think you're really in a position to judge sprem fans because judging by the positive reps i got for saying something about for comments in the prediction thread people find you very annoying as well.

Hey...I have been noticing that this same kind of confusion about your "sarcasm" and "joking" happens to a lot of posters in a lot of threads....maybe you should cut it all out... ;)

tterb
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:47 AM
Ai :hearts: Let everyone keep underestimating you. Speed and tactics are weapons, too... Just ask Myskina ;)

Seriously, though, I'm sure Karolina didn't play her very best, but I'm equally sure Ai's play had something to do with that. Ai is a consistent counterpuncher who can force Karolina to hit shots she might not be comfortable with. Her speed also forces opponents to go for just a bit more.

As for Karolina... This is not a horrible loss. She's shown she has the ability to win these matches, now she just needs to keep focused and concentrate on being consistent on the big points. Maybe taking some pace off and rallying with placement if need be. That will be the next step in her progress, but the top 10 is surely in her future! :yeah:

pcrtennis
Aug 19th, 2004, 05:49 AM
Mr. Molik, I like Alicia a lot but it is easier said than done to "outplay" Ai in a match from the baseline...This will definately not be an easy win for Alicia or Ai. I think it will be close but I wouldn't say that Alicia will roll over Ai, there's a reason she is able to beat top players like Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne, Capriati, Davenport and is a top ten player (Even though presently she's like 90 points outside of the Top Ten).

I think Ai will win but it will be a great match I hope!

ex hopman
Aug 19th, 2004, 07:15 AM
power is not only a weapon in tennis.
some people here don't see that playing smart is one of the weapons. Hingis is a good example, I think.

Ai, prove it, babe!

azza
Aug 19th, 2004, 12:47 PM
Bump.

Doraemon
Aug 19th, 2004, 12:56 PM
As their respetive rankings suggest, Ai is the better player of the two. Simple as that!

rada
Aug 19th, 2004, 01:55 PM
this is a great win well DONE k-lina played well but ai is just to good on the day,so for ppl saying k-lina should have won SHE DIDNT SUCKED IN SORE LOSERS

azza
Aug 19th, 2004, 11:09 PM
this is a great win well DONE k-lina played well but ai is just to good on the day,so for ppl saying k-lina should have won SHE DIDNT SUCKED IN SORE LOSERS
:wavey: hey Rad