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fleemke³
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:26 PM
Well she's 18, started in the top 200 this year and is already in the top 100 right now. She's small (1.55m or something) and has a game similar to Amanda Coetzer. And she's erving for the match against Kuznetsova right now :eek: (6-4 5-2)

Somebody watching this match? Svetlana isn't playing that great but that girls brings so many balls back! Will she be the 'new star' of 2005?


Ok she won 6-4 6-2 :eek:

Venus+Serena#1fan
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:28 PM
Mirza has alot of game. Reminds me alot of Sharapova. I'd love to see those 2 play each other sometime soon.

Serena had to play unbelievable to beat her easily in the AO and she will probably face her in Dubai so it will be a very interesting match.

fleemke³
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:32 PM
ok but Mirza doesn't have a serve so I don't think she can get into the top 10 or so?!

Venus+Serena#1fan
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:34 PM
Mirza does have a big serve. It's still a bit inconsistent at times but its a BIG serve, defenetley a huge weapon when it's on. Maybe not Serena, Molik Davenport but a big asset.

KV
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:34 PM
Wouldn't say Sania's game is similar to A. Coetzer. Sania hits way harder. She's prospect, think she'll make it to the semis. Slim chance of becoming the new star of 2005 Very curious how she will do on the American/European tour.

morbidangle
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:57 PM
:worship: Sania

TartarVicario
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:58 PM
Sonya's game isn't like Amanda's.Her game is better.I will say she is Tatiana Golovin II.

Vut
Mar 1st, 2005, 04:58 PM
:eek: Mirza

Brαm
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:03 PM
She's small (1.55m or something) and has a game similar to Amanda Coetzer.She can't be that small! :o :confused:
And I thought she had a big serve :confused:

fleemke³
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:03 PM
ok she hits the ball harder than Amanda did but she doesn't have real weapons imo but brings everything back (ok that's also a weapon :D)

@Bram: that's what they said on Eurosport and she was about 20cm smaller than Kuzzi ;)

Sabatinifan
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:06 PM
Well she's 18, started in the top 200 this year and is already in the top 100 right now. She's small (1.55m or something) and has a game similar to Amanda Coetzer. And she's erving for the match against Kuznetsova right now :eek: (6-4 5-2)

Somebody watching this match? Svetlana isn't playing that great but that girls brings so many balls back! Will she be the 'new star' of 2005?


Ok she won 6-4 6-2 :eek:

The WTA misprinted the metric height as 1.53, while stating her correct height in the American system as 5'7" or 1.70, and her game is not at all similar to Coetzer if you saw the AO 3rd round

fleemke³
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:09 PM
ok she's a bit taller than ;)

~CANUCK~
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:11 PM
I love her game. She is nothing like coetzer. Mirza hits very hard. Im jumping on this bandwagon for sure :D

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:12 PM
Her movement is still a little slow but she hits hard. I doubt she'll beat Jankovic or Farina Ella in her next match. It's been a great week for her though. Congrats Mirza.

mishar
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:12 PM
Sania most definitely has a weapon.. one of the biggest forehands in the game. She is also not nearly as good a mover as Coetzer, she knows that her fitness and serve are what she needs to improve to make it into the game's elite.

_LuCaS_
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:15 PM
Sania achieved a great victory today. She has impressive skills. She is a future star. Let's see how she does in the next round.

dododo
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:24 PM
She did not so good @ junior level.. She never reached any QF in the junior grandslams... She lost to a lot of pretty bad girls, so this amazes me a lot. The reason she does so well in rankings, is also because of the weak tournaments she has played! Wanna see her playing Indian Wells or something..

hilde26
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:25 PM
I think her ground strokes are not less solid than Sharapova's. And she is 5'7 1/2''(as wta official website) and it's about 172cm in metric system.

LeRoy.
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:45 PM
Yeah its amazing how hard she hits and that forehand is a bomb. Her backhand was on fire too today. :)

jonny84
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:47 PM
Its a great win for Sania. Into the quarter-finals!!!!!!! :rolls:

RenaSlam.
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:55 PM
Yikes.

thelma
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:11 PM
Well done, Sania! :yeah: :bounce:

alibaby
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:11 PM
oh yes,i saw the match live!!before today,i just saw that one match vs serena at the AO,and i thought,hey,this girl is really exciting!!best luck for the future,sanibaby!!your biggest german fan stefan!!

Paneru
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:16 PM
ok but Mirza doesn't have a serve so I don't think she can get into the top 10 or so?!
Dictionary:
"No serve".... See Dementieva! ;)

Wow Sania! :eek: :D

[S@nti]
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:37 PM
Lol I knew she couldn“t be that small... cos I“ve seen her play and lol I actually thought she was a tall girl

Kunal
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:38 PM
Even though I did not see this match, I heard that the crowd was delerious in their support for Sania Mirza, against Kuznetsova in Dubai.

I am sooo psyched for her now. I only saw her play against Serena in the 3rd round of AO, and she did pretty well in the second set.

Sania, you REPRESENT!!!

Proud to be an Indian.

Sania and Serena and Sharapova....the S-3. I know, I know, Sania is just a rookie but let me get carried away for the time being. Hope that she will get into the top 20 in the next year.

Ardent Fan---> Kunal

DA FOREHAND
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:43 PM
Kuze is still a very streaky player....I can see how this could happen against a consistant baseliner.

cheo23
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:45 PM
CONGRATULATIONS MIRZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!
Gotta Love her GAME
like SERENA TOLD HEr
KEep workin HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in her victory over Mirza (AUstralian OPen)

manu32
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:51 PM
good news for WTA TOUR....new player,new country

Brαm
Mar 1st, 2005, 07:11 PM
The reason she does so well in rankings, is also because of the weak tournaments she has played!:bs: When did the Australian Open and Dubai ($1,000,000) become weak tournaments? :lol:

squash
Mar 1st, 2005, 07:17 PM
The Indian crowd at the Dubai match was very rowdy. They seems to have really put Svetlana off.

Players should never allow a crowd to do this to their game.

Sania Mirza was pelting the balls back at Kuznetsova. Sania hits the ball really hard, Like Myskina and Hantuchova does.

Sania played very well today, but I am not a fan.

K.U.C.W-R.V
Mar 1st, 2005, 07:40 PM
Well she's 18, started in the top 200 this year and is already in the top 100 right now. She's small (1.55m or something) and has a game similar to Amanda Coetzer. And she's erving for the match against Kuznetsova right now :eek: (6-4 5-2)

Somebody watching this match? Svetlana isn't playing that great but that girls brings so many balls back! Will she be the 'new star' of 2005?


Ok she won 6-4 6-2 :eek:


I really cant believe you are comparing Mirza's powerful baseline style to that of Amanda Coetzer. I never saw Amanda hit forehands like that.

salima
Mar 1st, 2005, 09:13 PM
Maybee a year ago someone on the forum asked "witch unlikely nation is next to produce a top female tennis player"

Thinking of Sania Mirza and how she dominated the 10k and junior events in Asia some of us said INDIA. :cool: :o

poot Svetlana never found out of her play today

PointBlank
Mar 1st, 2005, 09:19 PM
Yay Sania..:woohoo:

RussiansFan
Mar 1st, 2005, 09:51 PM
She's doing wery well this year, 3rd round at AO, 1st tournament won and now this victory... however, I've seen her only in this match and so I can't express an opinion... she's to improve very much the service, but has very strong strokes from che baseline, and she's also no fear, surely she will rise very much in rankings quickly!

*roddicksinme*
Mar 1st, 2005, 10:21 PM
nothing like Coetzer :rolleyes:
a nice amount of power and yes a very nice serve.....it will only get better too

F-R-E-A-K
Mar 1st, 2005, 11:01 PM
Sveta :(

Santorofan
Mar 1st, 2005, 11:09 PM
Down 0-4 and a point to go 0-5, Sania roars back to beat world #7 Svetlana 4 & 2 - with a twisted ankle/compromised mobility nonetheless! This is a player who really goes for their shots. One thing's for sure, she's bound to improve upon her #98 WTA ranking quite a bit :)

New
Mar 1st, 2005, 11:46 PM
I don't think she's like Coetzer either...

I've only seen her match against Serena till now still (thanks to the lack of TV coverage on tennis :rolleyes: ) and I think there's nothing wrong with the serve... it's just unique with a high ball toss... in fact, other than a mini hiccup, she held serve all the way against serena in the second set ( i think first set was all about nerves and once she cracked the zero she felt better)

Her back hand and the way she moves to hit it really reminds me of Tanasugarn (in case you don't know, the backhand is Tammy's best shot as she can direct it well and hit with accuracy), however, Sania's nice forehand I can't really find a comparision, but it's very nice and accurate...

And her style is really all out attacking... I think that's the reason why sometimes she trails early cos she hasn't gotten used or warmed up enough yet... so when she gets used to hitting, it's quite tough to defeat her...

Really a lot of potential!!! :) I'm so glad that the two finalist in the Asian Championship are making waves (even though Li Na seems a bit shaky these days, but she's still on her way up!) Go Sania!!!

~VaMoS~ArAnTxA~
Mar 1st, 2005, 11:48 PM
A new Arantxa on the tour! :hearts:

wipeout
Mar 1st, 2005, 11:57 PM
I found a picture at gettyimages of Mirza shaking hands with Serena.

Serena is leaning slightly forward and to one side and yet is still a couple of inches taller.

Makes it seem like Sania must be a similar height to Hingis or slightly below that.

I'd say the reported height of 5'7 is about right, or maybe 5'6".

LostGlory
Mar 2nd, 2005, 08:13 AM
I found a picture at gettyimages of Mirza shaking hands with Serena.

Serena is leaning slightly forward and to one side and yet is still a couple of inches taller.

Makes it seem like Sania must be a similar height to Hingis or slightly below that.

I'd say the reported height of 5'7 is about right, or maybe 5'6".

The Profile on the WTA site is correct on the Height in inches reading which is 5"7 1/2 but wrong on the Centimeters...it should be 169 Centimeters or 1.69 meters and not 153 centimeters or 1.53 meters as it says on her profile on the WTA site.....They must have done a calculation mistake....

russophile
Mar 2nd, 2005, 08:23 AM
she's only one

fleemke³
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:12 PM
tsssssss :p I was comparing her with Amanda because they said she was so small ... but I do know now she isn't so forget it :D Well I wasn't impressed by her forehand .. but I'll look better next time I see her play ;)