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Foot_Fault
Sep 5th, 2004, 04:31 PM
Well me and my best pal from the board Moon and I are annual tennis travelers....but we're spoiled b/c we both stay in NYC and have the opportunity to enjoy the US Open. Yesterday we met up with other Board Members Linnie and Ten_Ace (Tennis_Ace). I've met Linnie a few times before b/c Moon and I travel to Miami to the Nasdaq where Linnie Lives, and was my first time meeting Ten_Ace(sp).

Anywho....
We get in the Park...and we head over to the practice courts...
Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams were practicing right next to each other, pretty subdued practice for both, 100's of people watching. On the adjacent court Andy Roddick was practicing but playing Tennis VolleyBall with three other guys on that court.

Match Time!!!.....we head into the Farina-Elia/Petrova match. I was excited b/c i was non-bias, UNTIL...everyone in the stadium was cheering for Silivia...so I turned my attention to Nadia, started screaming her name and good cheers whenever she did great things. Both women where playing Very well...with the exception of some loose errors from Nadia. In the second set Tie-Break...I belted out go Nadia you can do it...and she looked Directly at me!:bounce: b/c there were so little people cheering for her. Keep in mind, on the Grandstand was Moya/Rochus...so it was LOUD!
We left after Nadia's second set Tie-break win, and headed over to Arthur Ashe b/c Moon had never seen Federer play live..

Great timing, they we're in the third set tie-breaker, Nice points, and you really Appreciate what Santoro brings to the game with such and unconventional style of tennis, as he turn it into art.

Federer wins....we decided to camp out for the Sharapova/Pierce match. I was so pissed, b/c there we're about 10 Mary supporters and 10,000 Maria supporters, so i got REALLY VOCAL...Moon, Linnie and myself recruited other Mary fans in our section and we cheered her to Victory. There were several people around us PISSED, b/c we were cheering so loudly for Pierce, this one woman...kept covering her ears whenever Mary hit a good shot and we cheered, so we kept annoying her. well Mary Wins!!!! emotional...the choice was Justine or Andre, so we chose FOOD!

as we we're getting food, we saw on the jumbotron that Justine had taken the first set...and Lisa was quickly self-destructing. No need to go in and watch...so back to see Agassi, and as quickly as that, he was up Match Points...WTF? Tennis was happening quickly. Well Sarg was playing so we decided to go into the Sargisian match and then head over to watch Frazier vs Kutznetsova. Man, Amy came out HOT...the crowd was STUNNED at how well she was playing, and I was just wondering WHEN that Serve was going to break down....well, it did at 5-2 and 5-4...and that was all she wrote, Kutz didn't do anything great, Amy just fell apart, it was disappointing.

Well, the girls got tired and I just stuck around for the rest of the day...went to watch the end of the Sarg match and then off to Ashe to see Lindsay and Bovina....ENTERTAINING! They jipped Bovina on a few calls in the Tie-Break shown by the cam but hi-quality tennis. Then MY REASON FOR LIVING...Venus Williams vs. Chanda. I was so NERVOUS in that match.. Venus showed flashes of brillance mixed with still shots of a rookie. But i was happy with the Win. I was sitting with some people that was keeping up with her serving speeds 1st and 2nd. Venus was consistently in the 114 and above range(when they got in) even hit a Fault last night @128:eek: everyone was like....WHOA, but it didn't fly. But she hit a 125mph that registered good. Her second serve was pretty good last nite with speeds consistently in the 90's, and I think they choose to point out Venus slow, to the forehand 2nd serves.

Anyway, she was really emotional and the crowd was really pulling for Chanda, but cheered great tennis from both. I didn't leave Queens till about 12:30am, got into Manhattan about 12:50am and Sold my Sunday's Ticket to a guy on the subway. B/C i wanted to sleep today. I do however think i will go see Venus/Davenport tomorrow Nite.

well that was my day. Happy Tennis everyone!

RAA
Sep 5th, 2004, 04:34 PM
thanks for the report..

Chanda looked pretty good, no?

Foot_Fault
Sep 5th, 2004, 04:40 PM
thanks for the report..

Chanda looked pretty good, no?
Chanda was awsome. She always looks good to me! I was happy to see her play well..just couldn't capitalize when it mattered.

Infiniti2001
Sep 5th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Awesome report--- Thanks a bunch :kiss:

Jericho
Sep 5th, 2004, 04:49 PM
wow 128 :eek:

Venus still got it ;)

mentos
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:03 PM
Great reporting, Foot Fault!!
Please ask your wife to spend more timing rehabing her injured forehand?

SJW
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:08 PM
i was wondering how fast Venus could pop them nowadays because she doesn't really crank it up anymore

but yea, she's still got it :hearts:

Foot_Fault
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:09 PM
Well a report I got out from the open today was that...Venus was on the practice courts for a LONG WHILE hitting forehands only today. Good sign.

faste5683
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:13 PM
Now thats a full day of tennis! Thank's for the report!

:wavey:

SJW
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:16 PM
...Venus was on the practice courts for a LONG WHILE hitting forehands only today. Good sign.

i guess there is a god. :)

Foot_Fault
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:21 PM
I know..Praise Jesus, b/c Venus and Lindsay will be a Day match...CBS already said..."we will have that match for you Tomorrow" so.......
I guess i need to decide if I am going or not.

V-MAC
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:23 PM
Well a report I got out from the open today was that...Venus was on the practice courts for a LONG WHILE hitting forehands only today. Good sign.

Venus was watching Serena play her match against Patty too today on Arthur Ashe.Vee didn't look too interested in the match, she was constantly tapping on people's shoulders sitting around her and joking with them :lol: :) She looked hot aswell :hearts: good to see that with along with the practice, she seems to be relaxing and enjoying herself too.

Foot_Fault
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:29 PM
Venus was watching Serena play her match against Patty too today on Arthur Ashe.Vee didn't look too interested in the match, she was constantly tapping on people's shoulders sitting around her and joking with them :lol: :) She looked hot aswell :hearts: good to see that with along with the practice, she seems to be relaxing and enjoying herself too.
Yeah, I saw that too...Venus nor anyone else in the Williams Camp probably wasn't interested in that DOMINATING performance from Serena today.

But yeah, my friend Moon is out there today and called me while Venus was on-court with Richard and her Hitting Partner.

SJW
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:34 PM
Serena can still improve though...she's still making silly errors, but she always does that.

Venus on the other hand used to be the more "safe" of the two, playing with margin for error, and i'm quite worried about her forehand hitting mid-court balls out. hopefully Lindsay will make her run a lot, because she doesnt seem to have much trouble with her running forehand...

Foot_Fault
Sep 5th, 2004, 07:55 PM
Serena can still improve though...she's still making silly errors, but she always does that.

Venus on the other hand used to be the more "safe" of the two, playing with margin for error, and i'm quite worried about her forehand hitting mid-court balls out. hopefully Lindsay will make her run a lot, because she doesnt seem to have much trouble with her running forehand...
Venus needs to hit out, stay balanced and remained Focus. She could be a sneak through finalist.

SJW
Sep 5th, 2004, 08:15 PM
Venus needs to hit out, stay balanced and remained Focus. She could be a sneak through finalist.

fuck that, i'd like her to be a sneak through winner please.

Sportfan
Sep 5th, 2004, 08:43 PM
Awesme report thanks a bunch.

pigam
Sep 5th, 2004, 08:48 PM
Nice report :)
I have a feeling Venus will beat Linzi tomorrow :shrug:

BK4ever
Sep 6th, 2004, 01:58 AM
OMG I was at the Sargisian match was doing an awful job of watching both Sarg and Tim at the same time. You must have been that loudy that I kept hearing and everytime I heard him...I would scream for Silvia louder ;)

It was a great day of tennis.

LindsayRulez
Sep 6th, 2004, 02:27 AM
i was wondering how fast Venus could pop them nowadays because she doesn't really crank it up anymore

but yea, she's still got it :hearts:
Venus definitely still cranks it up on the serve. I had my eye on the gun when I was at the Stanford final and she hit a few at 127 that were out, and at least one or two good ones at 125 :eek:

Linnie
Sep 6th, 2004, 02:29 AM
:wavey: :kiss:

Great report! ;)

Didn't have a chance to say goodbye :sad: Hopefully will see you in Miami in March! :cool: :D

Foot_Fault
Sep 6th, 2004, 03:07 AM
:wavey: :kiss:

Great report! ;)

Didn't have a chance to say goodbye :sad: Hopefully will see you in Miami in March! :cool: :D
Well if it isn't my favorite "SLUT"! LOL

Definately will see you in March baby...Miss you already!:sad:
Remember..."You Can Do It!"

Have a safe flight back to Florida.

Foot_Fault
Sep 6th, 2004, 03:09 AM
OMG I was at the Sargisian match was doing an awful job of watching both Sarg and Tim at the same time. You must have been that loudy that I kept hearing and everytime I heard him...I would scream for Silvia louder ;)

It was a great day of tennis.
Hmmmm, could've been me. I think I fell in love with Petrova.