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jimbo mack
Sep 15th, 2004, 11:40 AM
Aiko Nakamura beat Sugiyama 6/4 7/6

last year's finalist Rubin lost to Garbin 6/1 6/4

OK, now who's Nakamura? never heard of her :o

thelittlestelf
Sep 15th, 2004, 11:49 AM
:sad:

kfh_9118
Sep 15th, 2004, 11:54 AM
Ai :sad:

Chanda :(

xr6turbo
Sep 15th, 2004, 12:23 PM
:o

Chunchun
Sep 15th, 2004, 12:23 PM
Chanda :o :mad:

Lemonskin.
Sep 15th, 2004, 12:57 PM
:lol:

Jorn
Sep 15th, 2004, 01:04 PM
Well done Tax!! ;)

Bероника
Sep 15th, 2004, 01:04 PM
ok,Chanda,now this is really getting worrying and depressing...

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Sep 15th, 2004, 01:50 PM
Wow...

rada
Sep 15th, 2004, 01:59 PM
lol so did jelena jankovic

Vut
Sep 15th, 2004, 02:13 PM
:sad: Ai and Rubin!!

treiber04
Sep 15th, 2004, 06:04 PM
Chanda? OMFG :haha: losing to Garbin? :tape:

V-MAC
Sep 15th, 2004, 06:23 PM
well you'd expect Ai to lose but Chanda??? :o wtf is going on??? :( its a case of one step forward and two more steps back. thought the US Open would be a catalyst for her to get back to her winning ways :mad: i'd love to hear what she had to say after that match.

Helen Lawson
Sep 15th, 2004, 06:26 PM
Shame spiral!! Back Street wasn't a critical success, but at least is made a bunch of money at the box office.

boggs570
Sep 15th, 2004, 08:00 PM
This is my beef with Chanda...it never cease to amaze me that when she faces a williams sister in a match she comes out with all guns blasting and when she faces other opponents she puts all her guns back in her holsters. I will root against here every time. She goes after the sister with a vengence I can't stand that phony b.....tch.

pcrtennis
Sep 15th, 2004, 08:25 PM
well you'd expect Ai to lose but Chanda??? :o wtf is going on??? :( its a case of one step forward and two more steps back. thought the US Open would be a catalyst for her to get back to her winning ways :mad: i'd love to hear what she had to say after that match.


You are stupid, why would you expect Ai to lose, she has played well. Don't say dumb things for no reason. :rolleyes:

CoryAnnAvants#1
Sep 15th, 2004, 08:35 PM
You are stupid, why would you expect Ai to lose, she has played well. Don't say dumb things for no reason. :rolleyes:
Right on. Chanda has not played well the entire season. The match against Venus at the USO was not a reflection of how she's played this year. Quite honestly, she's been dreadful by her standards. And while you would expect her to beat Garbin, the loss isn't all that surprising.

On the other hand, Sugiyama has been playing well lately, so it's a shock to see her lose to someone ranked #165. And Nakamura isn't a junior player who's much better than her ranking and is just restricted by AER. That's where she BELONGS. You never see Ai have shocking losses.

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 15th, 2004, 08:38 PM
maybe Ai is buddies with Aiko and giving her friend a "helping hand" ;)
this sort of thing dont happen much on the WTA
but on ITF :lol: ;)

Task
Sep 16th, 2004, 01:55 AM
Tax :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

jirobkk
Sep 16th, 2004, 03:48 AM
maybe Ai is buddies with Aiko and giving her friend a "helping hand" ;)
this sort of thing dont happen much on the WTA
but on ITF :lol: ;)We did not watch this match so we don't know what's happen on court.

Ai was playing a lot of match (single, double, mixed double) in US Open, may be she need some rest.

kfh_9118
Sep 16th, 2004, 04:16 AM
We did not watch this match so we don't know what's happen on court.

Ai was playing a lot of match (single, double, mixed double) in US Open, may be she need some rest.
from those who saw the match, they say Aiko played really really well :eek:

But I still can't believe Ai will lose to her :sad:

ex hopman
Sep 16th, 2004, 05:09 AM
Aiko is breaking through lately. Her ranking has been jumped up from 200th to 160 now.
She won a challenger match in Louisville in the summer.
Hopefully Aiko will get into top 100 soon and Japanese women's tennis will be more competitive!! :)

but, Ai :(
She just had an interview last week and said she'd love to come back into top 10 this year!!
Well, this fall season just began!
Good luck in Germany next!! before that, win the doubles with Myskina!!

Masharapova
Sep 16th, 2004, 06:15 AM
Ai :o

switz
Sep 16th, 2004, 06:58 AM
This is my beef with Chanda...it never cease to amaze me that when she faces a williams sister in a match she comes out with all guns blasting and when she faces other opponents she puts all her guns back in her holsters. I will root against here every time. She goes after the sister with a vengence I can't stand that phony b.....tch.

that has to be one of most moronic posts i've ever seen. chanda got to number 6 in the world by beating serena once and venus once? i guess all henin, mauresmo, davenport, myskina, dementieva, capriati fans etc should hate her as well because she has better records against them than against the sisters.

she is friends with both venus and serena as well so i really have no idea what you are talking about. chanda is one of most genuine people on tour - she runs charities that don't put out press releases every ten seconds and that she actually is heavily involved in - she is far from phony.

Brian Stewart
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:24 AM
While both losses were shocking, I have to agree that Chanda's loss was the more surprising. Consider a couple of factors: Ai's opponent is still in the development stage (and working with Date's former coach). Plus, Ai has been more succeptable to the upset. On the other hand, Chanda has been consistently beating those ranked below her. Other than when she was injured, or just returning from injury, she hadn't lost to a lower ranked player all year. Take those injury-affected results out, and Chanda was 17-7 in her other matches. And even that was skewed by the drop in her ranking due to injury, as she was facing top 10 players early, else her record would have been closer to the 7-2 mark before injury. And who gave Justine her toughest battle in Australia? Chanda, in the Sydney quarters.

But, as is typical with Chanda, she gets judged by her worst results. No doubt there are some writers who will use this as evidence of her "streakiness" or "inconsistency". In a way, though, it's sort of a backhanded tribute to Chanda's ability that she could have such a sterling record against lower-ranked foes, and win over 70% of her matches when even 60% healthy or in form, and only then losing to top 10 (or should-be top 10) opponents, usually in tight matches, and still be considered to be having a bad year. If she can at least maintain her current level of health (always the biggest if), and continue playing this "badly", by next year at the time she'll be back in the top 8. However, history has shown that when Chanda can play for long periods without being hindered by a significant injury, her play improves.

Of course, a little thing like the facts won't stop people from writing her off. They've been doing that since 1997.

Veritas
Sep 16th, 2004, 01:36 PM
I am not surprised Ai lost. She seems to have difficulties facing Japanese opponents - though losing in straight sets to a sub-100 ranked player is a new low for her this year.

tennnisfannn
Sep 16th, 2004, 02:45 PM
I think knee injuries are the worst, chanda never seems to fully recover, lindsay still gets troubled from time to time and it has been almost 3 years since her operation, look how many times serena has pulled out due to the inflammation in her knee.
Chanda has had a terrible year and with all the big guns having injuries hers hardly get any attention at all. Her losing to garbin is equivalent to justine losing to nadia. Give her a break.