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CoryAnnAvants#1
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:37 PM
You can't help but love them...they're so incredibly energetic and spunky, and it's so rare to see that in tennis. You can tell they're having a blast out there and that they get along well...and the reaction after their quarterfinal win was priceless. It sucks they knocked off Martina/Lisa but hopefully they can go all the way now.

pcrtennis
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:41 PM
They were soo much fun to watch!! Did you see that little joke hug they did at the end? That was funny. I'm used to Shinobu showing emotions (Not as much as I saw yesterday) but it's great to see Ai be so fun and energetic and laughing and joking because in singles she's always so serious and focused!! I can't imagine their reaction to the possible gold!

UDiTY
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:47 PM
:lol: I totally agree.


Jumping for joy after every point....ya gotta love 'em.

Experimentee
Aug 20th, 2004, 05:52 PM
I'd love for them to play in the final! Go Ai/Shinobu!

MisterQ
Aug 20th, 2004, 09:10 PM
yeah they are definitely fun to watch!

kosmikgroove
Aug 20th, 2004, 09:11 PM
they are so adoreable! they remind me of my cousin!!

Geisha
Aug 20th, 2004, 09:12 PM
They are! And they really know how to hit the ball! Damn! They are a great team and I wish them the best of luck in the finals...Woohoo!

Hagar
Aug 20th, 2004, 09:14 PM
Ai is just SO lovely. She's got that smile that makes her eyes almost disappear. It was always great to see her and Kim, they had so much fun together.

crazillo
Aug 20th, 2004, 09:29 PM
I think Ai should partner her. BTW, Shinobu/Miyagi was an even cooler team IMO.

Huber/Sugiyama will break next year IMO.

Hant Hant
Aug 20th, 2004, 09:34 PM
I agree that Ai and Shinobu should partner, but puhlease. Shinobu's dye job is not cute.

pcrtennis
Aug 21st, 2004, 01:44 AM
Who is Ai playing with next year? Any word?? Will it be Shinobu? Why the split with Huber? (Besides that Ai should have been playing with someone else from the beginning of this year.)

Veritas
Aug 21st, 2004, 01:51 AM
You can't help but love them...they're so incredibly energetic and spunky, and it's so rare to see that in tennis. You can tell they're having a blast out there and that they get along well...and the reaction after their quarterfinal win was priceless. It sucks they knocked off Martina/Lisa but hopefully they can go all the way now.

I agree. But what good is "cute" when they're inconsistent and can't even beat top doubles teams?

Why the split with Huber?

Did Ai and Liezel split up? :eek:

pcrtennis
Aug 21st, 2004, 01:54 AM
Did Ai and Liezel split up?

Apparently after this year they will...

backhanddtl4
Aug 21st, 2004, 03:06 AM
They are an excellent team. Cute and talented. I saw most of their match vs. Navratilova and Shinobu is actually a really good doubles player too, who knew?

GoldenSlam
Aug 21st, 2004, 03:18 AM
Ai has always done a good job picking the right doubles partner.
But any Japanese player partnering with Ai is not able to catch up.
I wonder who Ai will pick now that Martina Narvatilova is retiring;).
If Lisa and Ranee are not coming back, maybe Ai/Lisa will be a great team, 2 former #1's who experienced partnering with former singles #1 as partners. Perfect team to challenge Paola/Vivi.

crazillo
Aug 21st, 2004, 04:13 AM
Huber might ask Maleeva again. :lol:

pcrtennis
Aug 21st, 2004, 04:33 AM
I don't see Ai playing with Raymond..though i think they would be a tough doubles team. I bet she plays with a Japanese player or maybe a young phenom like she and Kim.!!!!! I WISH SHE AND KIM STILL PLAYED!

brunof
Aug 21st, 2004, 05:56 AM
They are an excellent team. Cute and talented. I saw most of their match vs. Navratilova and Shinobu is actually a really good doubles player too, who knew?
Does anyone have this match on tape? Could I see it?

LOL on the Shinobu "dye" job...and like Nana Miyagi is any better -- two bad "dye" jobs lol :tape:

I love them both!

WtaTour4Ever
Aug 21st, 2004, 06:47 AM
I was thinking the exact same thing....very cute expecially some of the faces Asagoe would make. I wish I could smile that much when I play. Where is Asagoe ranked as a doubles player......she seems pretty good.

Lemonskin.
Aug 21st, 2004, 09:22 AM
Sharapova and Kirilenko are a way cuter combo ^_^

http://www.mariaworld.net/birmingham0417.jpg

GoldenSlam
Aug 23rd, 2004, 12:12 AM
I don't see Ai playing with Raymond..though i think they would be a tough doubles team. I bet she plays with a Japanese player or maybe a young phenom like she and Kim.!!!!! I WISH SHE AND KIM STILL PLAYED!
I hope Kim's playing too, but I dont see it until she wins her first singles slam:(
However, Ai partnering with Maria could be a great team too, especially on grass since Maria is the only slam winner who plays doubles, yet could not find any regular partner.

pcrtennis
Aug 23rd, 2004, 01:34 AM
Sharapova and Kirilenko are a way cuter combo ^_^

http://www.mariaworld.net/birmingham0417.jpg

Yeah right!!! :lol: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol: :lol: :rolleyes: :lol:

pcrtennis
Aug 23rd, 2004, 01:35 AM
Ai would never partner with a player that volleys as badly as Sharapova... I don't think that'll ever happen.

GoldenSlam
Aug 23rd, 2004, 01:36 AM
Kim's volley aint the best in the world either;). The 2 Maria's are so cute, lol:).

pcrtennis
Aug 23rd, 2004, 01:52 AM
Kim's volley aint the best in the world either. The 2 Maria's are so cute, lol.

Actually she is a very good volleyer.... :rolleyes: ;) :D

While Sharapova looks lost and confused when she's up at the net... :lol: