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VeraNuVirgosFan
Sep 19th, 2004, 01:16 PM
Congratulations!

cadiac
Sep 19th, 2004, 01:19 PM
Congrats My Sushi and Nastya :yeah:

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 19th, 2004, 01:22 PM
Congrats Ai and Nastya

Lana must be very tired now, 4 finals in two weeks.

-Em-
Sep 19th, 2004, 01:25 PM
Babi??? :confused:

:p

Anyway, congartz Nastya and Ai, but also Sveta. Winning in singles and reaching the final in doubles is definitely a very good result :yeah:

martinafan
Sep 19th, 2004, 01:25 PM
Congrats to Ai and Nastya!!!

TartarVicario
Sep 19th, 2004, 01:26 PM
Congrats Ai/Nastya :)

Sveta looked so tired in her semis and final matches :sad:

New_balls_please
Sep 19th, 2004, 01:35 PM
Congrats both. :yeah:
Arantxa :sad:

DEETHELICK
Sep 19th, 2004, 01:47 PM
Congrats :)

Feel gutted for Arantxa :sad:

Julian
Sep 19th, 2004, 02:27 PM
Oh well..nice tourney for Arantxa and Sveta..I bet Sveta did all she could just to play here with Arantxa and they did a nice job after not playing with each other since 2002 was it??

Julian
Sep 19th, 2004, 02:28 PM
Congrats to Ai and Nastya as well..I knew Nastya would come away here with SOMETHING ;)

Billabong
Sep 19th, 2004, 02:45 PM
Maybe this will re-give confidence to Nastya:D!!!

Back_hand_78
Sep 19th, 2004, 03:01 PM
Hi everyone. I am new here. :wavey: Anyway, congrats to Ai and Ana.

PS: Babi in the Malay language means pig :p

sbmh
Sep 19th, 2004, 03:15 PM
Congrats Ai/Nastya:)

TennisVSTennis
Sep 19th, 2004, 04:35 PM
Goes to show you that Ai can win doubles with just about anyone...

martirogi
Sep 19th, 2004, 04:54 PM
Nastya and Ai are a great team.

wateva
Sep 19th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Hi everyone. I am new here. :wavey: Anyway, congrats to Ai and Ana.

PS: Babi in the Malay language means pig :p

haha... that's wat i'm about to say fellow sporean!

Veritas
Sep 19th, 2004, 05:30 PM
Congratulations Ai and Anastacia!

Courtesy of Wismilak International (http://www.wismilaktennis.com/):

http://www.wismilaktennis.com/photo/galleries/19%20September%202004%20%28%20FINAL%20%29/double-winner_js1.jpg

http://www.wismilaktennis.com/photo/galleries/19%20September%202004%20%28%20FINAL%20%29/myskina-aisugiyama_js1.jpg

http://www.wismilaktennis.com/photo/galleries/19%20September%202004%20%28%20FINAL%20%29/double-final_js1.jpg

Hmm. Arantxa looks as if she had just finished watching the MV to Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' and decided she wanted the same hairstyle :shrug:

jenny161185
Sep 19th, 2004, 06:10 PM
whats up with the hair? ASV looks in great shape

New_balls_please
Sep 19th, 2004, 06:16 PM
Arantxa :hearts:

JLDementieva
Sep 19th, 2004, 06:18 PM
Yay for Nastya and Ai!! At least something is working out for Nastya...!!

hablo
Sep 19th, 2004, 08:27 PM
Congratulations Ai and Anastacia!

Courtesy of Wismilak International (http://www.wismilaktennis.com/):

http://www.wismilaktennis.com/photo/galleries/19%20September%202004%20%28%20FINAL%20%29/double-winner_js1.jpg

http://www.wismilaktennis.com/photo/galleries/19%20September%202004%20%28%20FINAL%20%29/myskina-aisugiyama_js1.jpg

http://www.wismilaktennis.com/photo/galleries/19%20September%202004%20%28%20FINAL%20%29/double-final_js1.jpg

Hmm. Arantxa looks as if she had just finished watching the MV to Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' and decided she wanted the same hairstyle :shrug:

gotta love those smiles! congrats Ai&Nastya :lol: :yeah:

Hant Hant
Sep 19th, 2004, 08:30 PM
I love it when players who are down come back and win something and their smiles are as big as the universe. CONGRADTS Nastya, I knew you could do it. Thanx Ai for helping her enjoy tennis again. YAY Nastya is back!

Rafe306
Sep 19th, 2004, 08:31 PM
Good job girls!!!! yay for ladies tennis!!!

Allez-H
Sep 19th, 2004, 08:41 PM
Good job girls,hopefully this will give all the confidence that Nastya needs :hug:

beauty_is_pink
Sep 19th, 2004, 08:43 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!!
congrats Nastya and Ai!!! :kiss:

Julian
Sep 19th, 2004, 10:56 PM
Nice pics!

LucasArg
Sep 20th, 2004, 12:47 AM
Arantxa looks great, but together with Sveta, they look like the Williams sisters when they started.

LucasArg
Sep 20th, 2004, 12:50 AM
Ai ;)

Emptiness
Sep 20th, 2004, 01:12 AM
Arantxa looks great, but together with Sveta, they look like the Williams sisters when they started. .... :haha:
That is so mean.

Congrats Ai and Anastasia! I'm glad to see them so happy.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Sep 20th, 2004, 02:50 AM
What's a matter with him/her?

azza gave me bad rep for starting this thread.

peanuts
Sep 20th, 2004, 02:58 AM
:woohoo: nastya is back to her winning ways even if its only on doubles :woohoo: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

ai is such a good doubles player.its like she can win titles with any partner :worship:

VeraNuVirgosFan
Sep 20th, 2004, 03:14 AM
nastya is back to her winning ways even if its only on doubles
And hopefully she will regain her confidence with this doubles victory.
ai is such a good doubles player. its like she can win titles with any partner
It must be true.

pcrtennis
Sep 20th, 2004, 03:50 AM
What's a matter with him/her?

azza gave me bad rep for starting this thread.

"Azza" is just weird... He spends a lot of time on here....

beauty_is_pink
Sep 20th, 2004, 03:55 AM
what CRAZY hair Sveta and Arantxa! :lol:

peanuts
Sep 20th, 2004, 04:05 AM
i actually like the crazy hair :) :lol: its nice to know sveta is trying out some new styles now that she's a grand slam champ ;)

peanuts
Sep 20th, 2004, 04:11 AM
And hopefully she will regain her confidence with this doubles victory.

It must be true.
oh boy, i really hope nastya will have some of her confidence back...she has that leipzig and moscow title to defend...with this russian revolution on tour, the other russian girls would be really fighting hard to have that moscow title of hers...

ai always reminds of a bouncing ball when she's playing doubles...she's so fast quick and she's always ready to pounce and poach like a cat when she's on the net :lol: :)

Daniel
Sep 20th, 2004, 08:28 AM
Congrats Nastya and Ai :bounce: :yeah:

Jeff
Sep 20th, 2004, 09:29 AM
Sveta and ASV's hair...how cute :)

Nastya and Ai :woohoo: :woohoo:

esquímaux
Sep 20th, 2004, 11:08 AM
Congrats babes :kiss:

esquímaux
Sep 20th, 2004, 11:14 AM
Whoa :eek: those are some interesting hairdos (don'ts?) from Kuzzie y Suggie. Looks like they should be carrying tomahawks instead of tennis racquets :lol::D

Julia_08
Sep 20th, 2004, 01:04 PM
im happy for Nastya...some cool things happen to her... her confidence will go up a lil bit...i hope

bis2806
Sep 20th, 2004, 04:36 PM
Okay like those crazy hairdos, it's common for tourists in bali to have their hair done like that... i watched the final match on tv and the commentators said that kuznetsova would only do her hair if arantxa agrees to as well... sounds like there's something going on between the two because in the speech after her final, kuznestova kept mentioning arantxa and how like she really likes her friendship!!!

silverwhite
Sep 20th, 2004, 04:59 PM
Great match from both pairs! I couldn't help chuckling everytime the woman said "photo opportunity". :lol:

bis2806
Sep 20th, 2004, 05:05 PM
there was one cute guy with dirty blonde hair sitting near the front row, he was wearing a white shirt which says like ''grounded for success'' :eek: i kept like looking at him when the camera angled towards the spectators!!!! he sits like behind the players' chairs on the right hand side!

Julian
Sep 20th, 2004, 07:24 PM
Okay like those crazy hairdos, it's common for tourists in bali to have their hair done like that... i watched the final match on tv and the commentators said that kuznetsova would only do her hair if arantxa agrees to as well... sounds like there's something going on between the two because in the speech after her final, kuznestova kept mentioning arantxa and how like she really likes her friendship!!!
Sveta trains at the Sanchez academy and Arantxa is her mentor so thats why they know each other very well.

Also Arantxa did her hair like in 2002 as well..unfortunately they lost in the final then too so maybe the hair has something to do with it?? :confused:

Greenout
Sep 21st, 2004, 01:14 AM
Watched it on tv last night! :)

This was one of the most entertaining and best doubles matches of 2004.
It harked back to those classic Jana/ASV -vs- Gigi/Natasha matches.
:worship: Really great stuff!

I think it's all thanks to ASV, she turned it into something really wonderful.
They were doing all these fancy shots, and having alot of fun too.

Everytime ASV did an incredible high backhand volley, Sveta tried to
imitate her, and this in turn encouraged Anastasia and Ai to do
something tricky too.

The Myskina stop volley? A+! Lot's of net and volley play too, again
it was due to ASV forcing everyone to keep up a very high standard

THANK YOU!!!

peanuts
Sep 21st, 2004, 07:48 AM
Watched it on tv last night! :)

This was one of the most entertaining and best doubles matches of 2004.
It harked back to those classic Jana/ASV -vs- Gigi/Natasha matches.
:worship: Really great stuff!

I think it's all thanks to ASV, she turned it into something really wonderful.
They were doing all these fancy shots, and having alot of fun too.

Everytime ASV did an incredible high backhand volley, Sveta tried to
imitate her, and this in turned encouraged Anastasia and Ai to do
something tricky too.

The Myskina stop volley? A+! Lot's of net and volley play too, again
it was due to ASV focing everyone to keep up a very high standard

THANK YOU!!!
i had so much fun watching it last night...for once star sports did something right!!!! :bounce: the net exchanges were amazing...and those backhand lobs on the last game by myskina was insane especially the first one...fun match! :)

Greenout
Sep 21st, 2004, 08:07 AM
Hope everyone eventually gets to see it on Eurosport or the Tennis
Channel back in the States. Best doubles match of the year hands
down. It was played like those Hingis/Jana, ASV/Jana, Natasha/LD
matches of the late 1990's, loads of classic volleys, personality, and
interplay.

:)

peanuts
Sep 21st, 2004, 08:14 AM
yeah, it'll be a shame if they missed this one...unfortunately i can't compare this match to those team that you mentioned..coz i wasnt able to see those teams play. :sad: out of those players...only hingis with kournikova was the team that i was able to see...

actually for me the personality of the players played a big part...they seemed to be having fun and enjoying the match...especially ai and nastya...lots of smiles from those two....

Aerien
Sep 21st, 2004, 10:52 AM
Every ASV match that I've seen so far has ended up with her losing. :sad:

Surprisingly (or maybe not) Sveta was the "weaker" player (broken four times). For the first time, I saw how frustration can eventually get to Sveta with that raqcuet smash of hers.


I loved the trophy presentation.
Ai to Nastya: "First time playing together and first title so we have to play together again baby." :)
Loved that part when Ai placed the mic to Nastya's mouth so she could apologize to ASV then Nastya and ASV hugged while Ai was continuing her speech. :)

peanuts
Sep 21st, 2004, 11:21 AM
I loved the trophy presentation.
Ai to Nastya: "First time playing together and first title so we have to play together again baby." :)
Loved that part when Ai placed the mic to Nastya's mouth so she could apologize to ASV then Nastya and ASV hugged while Ai was continuing her speech. :)
yeah me too..nastya was so embarrassed for forgetting to thank ASV she felt the need to hug her...it was really funny :lol:

Emptiness
Sep 21st, 2004, 12:22 PM
I'm so sad i don't get to see this.. :crying2:

But congrats to Ai and Anastasia, sounds like it was a good match.

martinafan
Sep 21st, 2004, 01:08 PM
I REALLY wish i got to see this match....sounds like it was a great one!!!

But tennis hardly gets shown here in aus at all....let alone a doubles match from a tier III in bali :( :( :( :(

Greenout
Sep 21st, 2004, 01:13 PM
ASV/Sveta kept on losing their beads ala Venus from the Aussie Open 1999! :p

They are so funny together. During one of the sit down
breaks they were fixing each other's hair! :lol:

Julian
Sep 21st, 2004, 02:55 PM
Sighh..I miss Arantxa SOOO much!

I have yet to see her play since her comeback..but I guess just photos on the internet and looking at the results is well worth it..:)

I do hope this isnt her last tournament..theres a dying breed out there and she is one of em!!

Spunky83
Sep 21st, 2004, 05:44 PM
Why do I have the feeling that everyone besides me got to watch this match on tv???

It really seems like it was a very cool doubles match. It´s a pity that we don´t get to see any doubles here in western europe...

raquel
Sep 21st, 2004, 05:56 PM
Thanks Greenout for telling us about this match :) It sounds like it was really high quality and great to hear ASV was playing well. I honestly think she could make a doubles comeback as her results this year and form in Bali prove. Even when ASV's singles slipped in 2002 she was always top 10/top 15 in doubles that year.

Julian
Sep 22nd, 2004, 02:00 AM
Agreed. During Arantxa's last few years on the tour..altho she did pretty bad in singles she was still a major threat in doubles! I still think she could be a threat as well. You kno so many people talk about how Ai can pretty much win with anybody. But same goes for Arantxa imo she's a very diverse doubles partner. :)