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Mr_Molik
Mar 18th, 2005, 09:49 AM
hey peeps im back :wavey:
gooooo alicia!! hope she gets a good draw here and makes the quarters atleast!!

~Rachel~
Mar 19th, 2005, 10:40 AM
Hiya :wavey: good to see you back, where have you been all these weeks?

Good luck to Alicia in Miami :bounce:

Mr_Molik
Mar 19th, 2005, 11:02 PM
banned :tape: :p
im so scared of alicia drawing kimmie in the second round!! :scared:

~Rachel~
Mar 19th, 2005, 11:04 PM
:tape: what did you get banned for?

Yeah I'm sooooooooo happy for Kim but if she has to meet Alicia or Amelie I hope its in the final or at least semis :)

Grand Phantasm
Mar 19th, 2005, 11:46 PM
Go Molik!!!
Win a couple of matches at this tournament!!!

Grand Phantasm
Mar 19th, 2005, 11:48 PM
banned :tape: :p
im so scared of alicia drawing kimmie in the second round!! :scared:

Oh you Mr Molik.
I got a whole lot of bad reps cause some people said I was Mr Molik :lol:
One person gave me a whole lot :lol:

miss_molik
Mar 20th, 2005, 06:40 AM
Good luck Alica.

Pingie
Mar 20th, 2005, 12:51 PM
Good luck Alicia! :banana: When will the draw come out?

peanuts
Mar 20th, 2005, 03:26 PM
alicia is back on court! :) yeah me too, i'm now worried for my fave players drawing kim :eek: :scared: i hope they're on the opposite sides of the draw and meets in the finals ;)

peanuts
Mar 20th, 2005, 03:29 PM
mr molik - lots of people seemed to have issues having you on the board. i wonder why :confused: you seem like a pretty nice fella plus you like alicia so you really must be nice ;) :)

Mr_Molik
Mar 21st, 2005, 03:47 AM
mr molik - lots of people seemed to have issues having you on the board. i wonder why :confused: you seem like a pretty nice fella plus you like alicia so you really must be nice ;) :)
sometimes i go a bit far when defending my alicia ;) but im gona b a good boy from now on :angel:

Mr_Molik
Mar 21st, 2005, 03:48 AM
Oh you Mr Molik.
I got a whole lot of bad reps cause some people said I was Mr Molik :lol:
One person gave me a whole lot :lol:
:haha: sorry mate :p

peanuts
Mar 21st, 2005, 03:56 AM
sometimes i go a bit far when defending my alicia ;) but im gona b a good boy from now on :angel:

:lol: but i have to say im a bit surprised to know alicia needs defending on this board. she's such a likable girl, its very difficult to say bad things about her. ;)
but nonetheless i'm glad to know you're out there defending alicia at this board whenever she ever needs it ;)

btw i love your location before, "in molik's eyeball" :lol: it somehow crossed my mind while alicia was blazing through in her matches at the OZ open. i was like thinking, "that fan must be having a blast right now..." ;) :D

F-R-E-A-K
Mar 21st, 2005, 04:46 AM
Goodluck Alicia :kiss:

Huntress555
Mar 21st, 2005, 06:56 AM
GOOOO Alicia :D

Lennval
Mar 21st, 2005, 03:59 PM
[/B][/I][/U][/QUOTE] go molik in miami [U][I][B][QUOTE]

Lennval
Mar 21st, 2005, 04:05 PM
Good luck Spanish players especially Conchita, Ruano-Pascual, Marrero, Magüi, Llagostera and Medina! Also good luck to Sharapova, Dementieva, Molik, Likhovtseva, Hantuchova, Groenefeld, Kirilenko, Ivanovic, Domachowska, Bondarenko, Karatantcheva, Baltachaq, Krajicek, Bedanova, Dokic and Arvidsson!!!:

i hope molik wins that

Lennval
Mar 21st, 2005, 04:07 PM
Good luck Spanish players especially Conchita, Ruano-Pascual, Marrero, Magüi, Llagostera and Medina! Also good luck to Sharapova, Dementieva, Molik, Likhovtseva, Hantuchova, Groenefeld, Kirilenko, Ivanovic, Domachowska, Bondarenko, Karatantcheva, Baltacha, Krajicek, Bedanova, Dokic and Arvidsson!!!:

sorry anyone knows how I should to do to make my fave players so that it always appears??

Pingie
Mar 21st, 2005, 08:12 PM
Good luck Spanish players especially Conchita, Ruano-Pascual, Marrero, Magüi, Llagostera and Medina! Also good luck to Sharapova, Dementieva, Molik, Likhovtseva, Hantuchova, Groenefeld, Kirilenko, Ivanovic, Domachowska, Bondarenko, Karatantcheva, Baltacha, Krajicek, Bedanova, Dokic and Arvidsson!!!:

sorry anyone knows how I should to do to make my fave players so that it always appears??You can add them as your signature?! Just go to your User CP and add a signature! :wavey:

Lennval
Mar 21st, 2005, 08:15 PM
thankx pingie!

foreva lindsay
Mar 21st, 2005, 08:43 PM
sometimes i go a bit far when defending my alicia ;) but im gona b a good boy from now on :angel:

:haha:

foreva lindsay
Mar 21st, 2005, 08:44 PM
Gooooooooo ALICIA

vivy09
Mar 21st, 2005, 09:58 PM
welcome back mr molik

GO ALICIA!!!

Mr_Molik
Mar 21st, 2005, 11:46 PM
alicias draw:
r128 bye
r64 pratty again or tanasugarn (revenge :D)
r32 dulko
r16 JHH, zvonareva or sammy
qf sharapova
sf v or s williams
f clijsters, mauresmo

Andy Mac
Mar 22nd, 2005, 02:44 AM
GOOOO ALICIA...wud be good to see her n maria in QF:p

~Rachel~
Mar 22nd, 2005, 11:06 AM
Pretty crappy draw IMO. Justine in 4th round :scared: Although I'm hoping her comeback won't be quite as successful as Kim's :) Let's hope Sammy or Bepa takes her out first. Then Masha in quarters (if she doesn't pull out). She might be even more dangerous now since she has something to prove after that double bagel :tape: If she gets that far then its Serena in the semis :eek:

I think that tournaments like Miami and Indian Wells are about as close to a grand slam as any tourny is gonna get (128 draw in 10 days, all the top players except lindsay). Should be a good test :D

peanuts
Mar 22nd, 2005, 12:09 PM
that's quite a tough draw. you're right rachel, justine in the 4th round is indeed scary. justine is no stranger in coming back from injury, she won the olympics right after that long injury layoff. this is what tier 1 tournament is all about i guess, its the next best thing to a grand slam so there's no easy way to win. i just wish alicia didn't get such a tough draw...

AliciAmelie
Mar 24th, 2005, 12:37 PM
Go Alicia and best of luck!!!

peanuts
Mar 24th, 2005, 02:11 PM
i'm starting to like all the talk at GM aboout alicia not getting pass justine or vice versa. justine is a tough opponent but i'm not that ready to write-off alicia that easily. i have a good feeling she'll put up a big fight :yeah:

~Rachel~
Mar 24th, 2005, 05:47 PM
I think you're right peanuts ;) Plus, I think I justed posted something in GM about how Justine probably won't be as physically fit as Kim since she had that illness so I doubt Justine's return will be quite as spectacular as Kim's :)

By the way, Martinafan posted in the other thread that Alicia and Sveta are seeded third in the doubles :yeah: They're in the same half as Paola/Vivi so it's time for revenge :devil:

vivy09
Mar 25th, 2005, 07:36 AM
when is alicia's first match?

~Rachel~
Mar 25th, 2005, 11:30 AM
5th on court today. Play starts at 11.00 local time.

Good luck Alicia :bounce:

peanuts
Mar 25th, 2005, 01:14 PM
I think you're right peanuts ;) Plus, I think I justed posted something in GM about how Justine probably won't be as physically fit as Kim since she had that illness so I doubt Justine's return will be quite as spectacular as Kim's :)

By the way, Martinafan posted in the other thread that Alicia and Sveta are seeded third in the doubles :yeah: They're in the same half as Paola/Vivi so it's time for revenge :devil:

you go girl! :yeah: actually its one of the reasons i was liking all the talk at the GM, i saw Levo made a retaliation thread and lots of alicia fans posted. haha! great to see quite a number of people believing in alicia :)

alicia and sveta team - coolness!! :banana:
if i'm not mistaken in their last match against paola/vivi they lost a tiebreak :( i really want them to beat that team, it would show how ready they are to take over as the doubles queens of wta ;)

thelma
Mar 26th, 2005, 12:43 AM
Alicia Molik (7) def. Nicole Pratt, 6-2, 6-3 :yeah:

Well done, Alicia! :bounce: :worship: :clap2:

vivy09
Mar 26th, 2005, 01:59 AM
Alicia Molik (7) def. Nicole Pratt, 6-2, 6-3 :yeah:

Well done, Alicia! :bounce: :worship: :clap2:

yay!! great stuff alicia...i knew she could beat Pratt :)

peanuts
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:06 AM
:woohoo: alicia won! :woohoo:

her next opponent is gisela dulko. i like gisela but no contest for me,
i'm rooting for alicia to win but i hope gisela plays well too ;)

for doubles, its alicia/sveta vs daniilidou/pratt...pratt again!! ;)
they're not on the order of play so i don't think they're playing doubles today (saturday). oh well the doubles draw is pretty small compared to the singles so i guess the organizers are in no hurry to have the doubles matches played.

Mr_Molik
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:12 AM
well done alicia :bounce:

~Rachel~
Mar 26th, 2005, 03:19 PM
Yay!! Congrats Alicia! It was a pretty safe bet anyway (which is why I bet on it lol) but that's a pretty convincing scoreline :yeah:

Pingie
Mar 26th, 2005, 03:22 PM
:bounce: Whoohoo congrats Alicia! Next up Gisela Dulko...

~Rachel~
Mar 26th, 2005, 03:31 PM
BTW here are some stats from the match:

Match Summary Molik Pratt
1st Serve % 73% 53%
Aces 9 0
Double Faults 0 4
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 29 of 36 = 81% 12 of 25 = 48%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 8 of 13 = 62% 13 of 22 = 59%
Winners (including service) 31 6
Unforced Errors 27 21
Break Point Conversions 3 of 4 = 75 % 0 of 0 = 0 %
Net Approaches 12 of 13 = 92 % 4 of 8 = 50 %
Total Points Won 59 37

9 aces :eek: :worship: and Pratt didn't have a single break point chance :angel:

They're easier to read here: http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/Stats/Match13933.html

Pingie
Mar 26th, 2005, 03:41 PM
Looks like a pretty solid performance from Alicia's side, 9 aces - 0 double faults, 31 winners - 27 unforced errors and a high percentage of first serves :yeah:

~Rachel~
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:08 PM
Here is the OOP for the two courts which interest us :angel:

Court 1: 10:00 AM Start
Arnaud Clement (FRA) Michael Llodra (FRA) vs. Bob Bryan (USA) Mike Bryan (USA) [4]
Alicia Molik (AUS) [7] vs. Gisela Dulko (ARG) [29]
Gael Monfils (FRA) WC vs. Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR)
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [29] vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) [26] vs. Anastasia Myskina (RUS) [5]


Court 2: 10:00 AM Start
Stephanie Cohen-Aloro (FRA) LL vs. Karolina Sprem (CRO) [16]
Catalina Castano (COL) Q vs. Patty Schnyder (SUI) [11]
Dally Randriantefy (MAD) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [6]
Nathalie Dechy (FRA) [12] vs. Winner of Kim Clijsters (BEL) vs. Amy Frazier (USA) [24]
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) Alicia Molik (AUS) [3] vs. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) Nicole Pratt (AUS)

Good luck Alicia and Alicia/Sveta ;) :bounce:

Mr_Molik
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:12 PM
wow nice stats :D

foreva lindsay
Mar 27th, 2005, 03:49 PM
good luck now alicia!!

Pingie
Mar 27th, 2005, 04:01 PM
Match is on its way now! Dulko to serve in first game, Good luck Alicia! :woohoo:

~Rachel~
Mar 27th, 2005, 05:47 PM
Alicia Molik def. Gisela Dulko 3-6 6-3 6-4

Hmmmm....well....congrats on fighting your way out of a corner Alicia :D

But the stats are about as convincing as the scoreline, which is not very! But every player has matches like these (Amelie comes to mind :o)

Justine in the next round :eek: I don't know how she's been playing but I think we can expect a tough match!!

Good luck Alicia :bounce:

Pingie
Mar 27th, 2005, 06:46 PM
Yeah, weird match, Alicia was up a break in the first set, but then somehow made so many unforced errors to lose the set 6-3.. Anyway she won, thats what counts! :bounce: Justine will be very though, form of the day will decide on that one I guess...

~Rachel~
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:07 PM
Here are the stats:

Match Summary Molik Dulko
1st Serve % 60% 59%
Aces 5 4
Double Faults 1 6
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 33 of 46 = 72% 33 of 46 = 72%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 17 of 31 = 55% 15 of 32 = 47%
Winners (including service) 22 27
Unforced Errors 35 45
Break Point Conversions 4 of 7 = 57 % 3 of 4 = 75 %
Net Approaches 7 of 11 = 64 % 14 of 17 = 82 %
Total Points Won 80 75

foreva lindsay
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:19 PM
well done just about alicia LOL ;)

~Rachel~
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:48 PM
OMG, and u thought we'd had enough nail-biters from Alicia today :o

Alicia/Sveta def Daniilidou/Pratt 6-1 6-7 (8) 7-6 (3) :eek:

They had to save 3 match points when they were 4-5 down in the 3rd set :bolt:

It was pretty awesome of them to come back and win it from that position :worship:

But I think my life expectancy has just lowered considerably lol :p

broncosven
Mar 27th, 2005, 10:53 PM
Think Pratty has had enough of Molik already . . .

Mr_Molik
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:01 AM
lmao poor nicole :hug:
ugh alicia even tho u won what a horrid day
good luck tomoro :bounce:

~Rachel~
Mar 28th, 2005, 12:27 AM
Here's Alicia's post-match interview after beating Dulko:

A. MOLIK/G. Dulko
3-6, 6-3, 6-4
An interview with:

ALICIA MOLIK

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Alicia, the first set was a bit up and down, got off to a break and then let her back into the match.

ALICIA MOLIK: Yeah, I mean, you know, it's not a break until you hold, is how the old saying goes.

But, yeah, I guess I was a little bit relieved to get such an early break. Gisela is one of those players, she can get on a roll with her returns, Especially she's got a pretty good backhand return.

In saying that, it was a lazy game, just a couple of errors. You know, she gained a little bit of confidence and momentum from that. So I lost the first set 6‑3.

But nevertheless, I knew what I had to do to get back in it and consolidate and then get through that third set.

But, I mean, a scratchy match. It wasn't the best. But still to get through, I'm pretty happy.

Q. Were you at all concerned after losing the first set, or did you feel you were still comfortable?

ALICIA MOLIK: Yeah, no, I wasn't ‑‑ I mean, there was no reason to be concerned or worried. You know, I made a lot of errors in that first set so, you know, I didn't really feel like she won the set; I felt like more or less I made the majority of the errors, which gave her the set.

So, you know, it was a matter of understanding what I needed to do in the second and third sets, which pretty much I did. It was hard out there with the blustery conditions. I did find it a little bit difficult out there.

But, no, there were no panic stations after losing the first set.

Q. What about playing Henin‑Hardenne in the next round?

ALICIA MOLIK: Yeah, it's been a while, I think, since I've played Justine or seen Justine play. You know, it's going to be a good match. I think, you know, she hasn't played a lot of tennis in the last couple of months, so it's a very good opportunity for me. She's beaten me the last couple of times.

I'll be going out there and taking it to her, being aggressive, hitting some big serves. I like the conditions here, so they're, you know ‑‑ the balls in the courts are taking my kick quite well, so I'll try and do a lot of that tomorrow.

Q. About the conditions, today the temperature is a little bit better, but it has been incredibly muggy and hot. You don't mind the windy conditions?

ALICIA MOLIK: Oh, I mean, you know, the other night when I played it was absolutely still. Today it was very blustery. But the wind is something that I can use for me, you know, if I'm smart about the way I play. It can add to my game, it can add to my serve, it can add to my spin and my speed.

But, I mean, it's blowing down both ends. It's not like it's just down my end or just down my opponent's end. It's a matter, I think, of who gets less frustrated as well.

Q. Can I ask about the management change.

ALICIA MOLIK: Yeah.

Q. Going to a bigger company, your thoughts, your reasoning? What prompted it?

ALICIA MOLIK: Yeah, well, nothing's set in stone right now. But I think at this stage in my career, I think it's, you know, I'm away a lot, I play world sport. I think it's very important that I have global representation.

I've had a wonderful time with Pete, it's been an incredible time together. He's very much like family, so...

But, you know, there comes a time when I think you need to make decisions, and I've made that decision. Nothing is quite set in stone just yet, but I think it's a good move for me, a very important move at this stage in my career.

FastScripts by ASAP Sports...


Anyone know what they're on about in terms of 'management changes?' Is Alicia changing coaches?

Nichole
Mar 28th, 2005, 01:09 AM
why would she change her coach ?

peanuts
Mar 28th, 2005, 03:50 AM
well alicia has been through a couple of tough matches, next up is justine :scared: she needs to be at her very best to win this one. no more spotty play! and this is a great chance for her to beat justine.

go alicia! you can do it!! :)

i think the change of management is not about a coach, i think she's talking about a manager/agent who handles the publicity, sponsors/ads etc, stuff that IMG and Octagon does. hmmm i wonder which company she signed up in...

louloubelle
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:15 AM
well alicia has been through a couple of tough matches, next up is justine :scared: she needs to be at her very best to win this one. no more spotty play! and this is a great chance for her to beat justine.

go alicia! you can do it!! :)

i think the change of management is not about a coach, i think she's talking about a manager/agent who handles the publicity, sponsors/ads etc, stuff that IMG and Octagon does. hmmm i wonder which company she signed up in...

Yes, it's definitely about a change in management. She's currently managed by Peter Smylie managment group and is probably been thrown alot of lucrative offers to change now to a more global firm now that she is top 10. They're porbably too hard to resist. However it would've been nice for her to stay with local firm but they probably can't drum up the off-court deals, that a Octagon/IMG does.
Hope that Alicia isn't forgetting her roots and we see her atleast playing Fed Cup this year.

Good luck against JHH. Molik is playing a bit scratchy whereas JHH will very keen. Molik's at a point of her career that she shouldn't be wiped by anyone so hopefully she's picks up the pace against the better players.

foreva lindsay
Mar 28th, 2005, 05:49 PM
Alicia/Sveta def Daniilidou/Pratt 6-1 6-7 (8) 7-6 (3) :eek:



But I think my life expectancy has just lowered considerably lol :p

great result!! :bounce:

aaww Rachel :hug: :)

foreva lindsay
Mar 28th, 2005, 05:50 PM
i really think alicia can win tonight, jujus not back to her best yet...gooooooo alicia!!

~Rachel~
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:52 PM
JHH def. Alicia 6-4 2-6 6-2 :sad:

Awww Alicia :hug: Our girl put in a good fight in that second set though :yeah:

At least we know 'for sure' know that JJH is BACK! Otherwise she would never have beaten Alicia :angel:

peanuts
Mar 29th, 2005, 01:15 AM
:sad: alicia lost :sad: it was more sad because it was in 3 sets and she did very well in the second set. oh well, justine is such a gritty fighter. i guess kim is not the only one making a big splash with her comeback. the belgian waffles are truly back! :)

vivy09
Mar 29th, 2005, 03:56 AM
yeh when justine comes back she always come beack really strong, i guess thats the character of a former world #1. it was hard fo rme becuase i am a fan of justine & alicia and i didnt mind who won. but being an aussie, i would choose alicia over justine.

~Rachel~
Mar 29th, 2005, 10:14 AM
J. HENIN‑HARDENNE/A. Molik
6‑4, 2‑6, 6‑2
An interview with:

ALICIA MOLIK

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. You stayed with her for a couple of sets. What happened after that?

ALICIA MOLIK: I think the difference in the third set was, I mean, the games I lost, my service percentage really dropped. Justine is a girl that always returns well. She put a few at my feet. I was slightly slow on a couple of those ‑‑ my first shots. And, you know, she broke me pretty early in that third set.

The second service game that I lost in the third set, same thing. My percentage dropped. I knew she was returning well so probably went for a little bit more, when I probably should have kicked a few more in.

Q. She really put the pressure on you in those games.

ALICIA MOLIK: She, you know, she was returning well, I thought, on her backhand side especially. But, you know, as I said, my first serve percentage really did drop off. So, you know, I'm very much in control when I get those first serves in, so, yeah, probably served a few too many second serves. Gave her a look in.

Q. First two sets, must have been pretty pleased with the way you were hitting the ball.

ALICIA MOLIK: You know, I don't think there was too much really in that first set ‑ in each of them really. But the standout thing, I think, was ‑ really forget the first two ‑ but I think the standout thing was in the third set. I had a point to break, you know. I'd wished I'd gone for a little bit more instead of just putting the ball back deep on her backhand corner. I probably should have stepped up and gone for something big. It's not often you get an opportunity to break. It could have been 2‑Love in the third. I think that was the critical moment in the match.

Q. In one sense, she is a former world No. 1. When you look at the rankings, it's not quite truthful. Do you think this was an opportunity that you lost to score a first win over her?

ALICIA MOLIK: Oh, absolutely. Every time I've lost against Justine it's an opportunity lost, you know. The fact that she's come back, she's obviously in great form, she's not going to come back, you know, if she hasn't fully prepared. So, you know, she's playing damn good tennis.

But, yeah, I definitely see it as an opportunity, you know, that I probably should have taken. But, you know, again, all these matches I'm going into against these better girls, these good players, I'm expecting to win. So, you know, when you come out ‑‑ when you come out of a match like that as I guess the person without that third set, it's very disappointing.

Q. What can you take away from the results? You've had a bit of a break coming into here, got through a few matches. What do you take away from here?

ALICIA MOLIK: I think, you know, maybe, you know, next couple of matches I get those breakpoints, I've got to maybe have a little bit more time to think about them and really have a real good plan, a real assertive, aggressive plan.

I feel like I'm playing well. I've got another couple weeks at Amelia and Charleston. I like the green clay.

You know, it's not like it's, I guess, too disappointing, but I always try and take the positives. But, you know, again, the next couple weeks I'll try to look at my first serve percentage, be a little bit more aggressive on my returns, you know, little things like that.


Thought I'd post Justine's interview as well since Justine was glowing with praise for Alicia ;)


J. HENIN‑HARDENNE/A. Molik
6‑4, 2‑6, 6‑2
An interview with:

JUSTINE HENIN‑HARDENNE

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. How do you feel about this match? You looked better than your two previous matches. Do you feel more confident?

JUSTINE HENIN‑HARDENNE: Yeah, I think that's pretty normal, you feel better in the third round than in the first round. It was very good, very good level today. Good match. That give a lot of confidence, you know, because she served so good, she played unbelievable. It was good fight.

So I lost a little bit my concentration in the second set, but this kind of thing can happen when you come back after seven months. So I knew it could happen. I was ready for it. So I'm very happy that I could come back in the third and play the way I played. It was very good tennis. I'm very happy about that.

Q. You feel you recovered your form?

JUSTINE HENIN‑HARDENNE: You know, it's still too early to say that because it's only my first tournament and I still have a lot of things to improve.

But I think today we watch me, I mean, I play the way I have to play tennis ‑ very aggressive, I went a lot to the net, I enjoyed so much my tennis on the court. It was very funny.

Q. Your return of serve today looked really good. Seemed like you were anticipating where she was going almost every point. Did you feel that way?

JUSTINE HENIN‑HARDENNE: I think I was just going for it. Because if I was returning in slice, no way I could break her. She was serving unbelievable on every breakpoint that I had during the match, I think maybe once she had to serve a second serve. So it was pretty amazing. :angel:

But it was a very good match. I was a little bit surprised the way I could play because it's been long, you know, seven months. And today I really enjoyed coming back on the court, playing my first Top 10 since long time, and that's very good for my confidence.

Q. What about for tomorrow, Sharapova?

JUSTINE HENIN‑HARDENNE: I think that's only bonus for me because, you know, what I'm doing here this week is very good. I found my game again. That's very good for the future, you know. I came here in Miami to play few matches and that's what I have. It's gonna be my fourth match tomorrow, and I will have nothing to lose.

Sharapova is for sure going to be the favorite. We all know what she did in the last few months. We all know that she's very good player. We want the same thing, winning tomorrow. I will try to do my best, try to enjoy my game on the court like I did today. We will see what is going to happen.

Q. At 5‑3, 30‑All, you hit that lob. Talk about that shot.

JUSTINE HENIN‑HARDENNE: Yeah, it was good point, very good point. I don't know, I've been maybe a little bit lucky. It was very close.

But, no, I think that's what people, they love to watch. That was very good tennis match today. So I hope they enjoyed it.

Q. People love to watch it, and players love to play it.

JUSTINE HENIN‑HARDENNE: Oh, yeah, yeah. I think that Alicia enjoyed also the match. It was very good match. It's good to play this way, you know. I played my game. I had no pressure, even if I lost my concentration a little bit in the second set. I didn't want to lose this match, you know, 6‑2 and 6‑1 in the third. That could happen, but I just tried to stay concentrate on every point, play a little bit more aggressive at the beginning of the third set, and it worked pretty good.

foreva lindsay
Mar 29th, 2005, 03:00 PM
aaw alicia :sad: :hug: justine had nice things to say though :)

Mr_Molik
Mar 29th, 2005, 10:52 PM
alicia and sveta beat vento kabchi and dulko (again:p) 6-3 6-2
will play myskina/zvonareva in QFs
go girls :bounce:

peanuts
Mar 30th, 2005, 04:09 AM
yes another win in doubles! they're up against another fave of mine, myskina. i'm rooting for both teams to win :lol: i'll say may the best pair win ;)

foreva lindsay
Mar 30th, 2005, 07:13 PM
Alicia and Svetlana d the russians... 4-6 6-3 7-5 :woohoo: :woohoo:

Pingie
Mar 30th, 2005, 08:20 PM
Alicia and Svetlana d the russians... 4-6 6-3 7-5 :woohoo: :woohoo:Whoohoo :worship: who's next?! I think they are ready for a new doubles title! Are they up again for a semi-final against Ruano Pascual/Suarez?

foreva lindsay
Mar 30th, 2005, 08:42 PM
you got it right...the #1 seeds :sad:

Pingie
Mar 30th, 2005, 09:16 PM
They have proven before that they are capable of beating them, so why not this time :p

~Rachel~
Mar 30th, 2005, 10:01 PM
:woohoo:

Well, even if both they're singles tourny was a bit disappointing, this should bring them some joy :yeah:

Mr_Molik
Mar 31st, 2005, 03:18 AM
:woohoo: great win gals

foreva lindsay
Mar 31st, 2005, 03:33 PM
they play tomorrow night :D cant wait

Pingie
Apr 1st, 2005, 05:45 PM
Kuznetsova/Molik def. RuanoPascual/Suarez 6-4 6-3 :banana:

foreva lindsay
Apr 1st, 2005, 05:46 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

~Rachel~
Apr 1st, 2005, 06:33 PM
:bigclap:

WD Alicia/Sveta!! I hope they play Stubbsy and Raymond in the final :D

foreva lindsay
Apr 1st, 2005, 06:42 PM
me too but i wont know who to cheer for :sad:

peanuts
Apr 2nd, 2005, 02:16 AM
:woohoo: that's a tough team they beat :woohoo:

:banana:

now they might face raymond/stubbs :scared: :scared:

ozfan44
Apr 2nd, 2005, 02:18 AM
Alicia & Kuzzy

:woohoo: :hearts: :bounce:

but if they play Raymond & Stubbsy ill have to sit on the fence!

~Rachel~
Apr 2nd, 2005, 09:54 AM
Well sounds like a lot of you are going to be sitting on the fence then :lol:

Raymond and Stubbsy won their semi and go on to face Alicia and Sveta in the final :bounce:

Well I know who I'm cheering for ;)

Mr_Molik
Apr 2nd, 2005, 11:17 AM
i would b happy for stubbsy but i never cheer against alicia :)

foreva lindsay
Apr 2nd, 2005, 07:08 PM
i'm on the fence i :hearts: 3 of those gals :sad:

Pingie
Apr 3rd, 2005, 07:52 AM
Here is the Sunday OOP:

Stadium: 12:00 PM Start
Men's Singles: Final
1. Roger Federer (SUI) [1] vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP) [29]

Women's Doubles: Final
2. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)/Alicia Molik (AUS) [3] vs. Lisa Raymond (USA)/Rennae Stubbs (AUS) [5]

peanuts
Apr 3rd, 2005, 09:40 AM
very tough team to beat :scared:

pingie i like your avatar. :yeah: alicia looks so sunny and friendly in there :)

~Rachel~
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:16 PM
Good luck to Alicia/Sveta today :banana:

But I must admit, I like the Stubbsy/Raymond team so it's great that at least one team will win the title :yeah:

foreva lindsay
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:33 PM
1-1 in sets at the mo but alicia/svetlana are currently cruising in the 3rd (when i last looked)

~Rachel~
Apr 4th, 2005, 12:08 AM
Molik/Kuznetsova def. Raymond/Stubbs 7-5 6-7 6-2

:banana:

:woohoo:

Congrats girls :bigclap: Another title to add to the AO victory :worship:

(Here's a stat for ya: Sveta and Alicia fired down 10 aces in total :eek: )

Mr_Molik
Apr 4th, 2005, 01:36 AM
:woohoo: :dance: :bounce: AWESOME!!!

CathyC!
Apr 4th, 2005, 05:47 AM
wahoo! :) just came from vacation and got good news! :) congrats Team Ace!

Pingie
Apr 4th, 2005, 07:53 AM
I went to sleep at the end of the second set, but good to see that they had no problems in finishing it of in the third set :banana: Good win again! :woohoo:

vivy09
Apr 4th, 2005, 08:28 AM
congrats to alicia & sveta, i knew they could do it :)

jes_022
Apr 4th, 2005, 09:18 AM
Alicia & Sveta, woohooo!!!!!!! :worship: :worship:
Team Ace is amazing. :bounce: Congrats to them. :bounce:

Jes :p

foreva lindsay
Apr 4th, 2005, 03:41 PM
well done girls :D:D

peanuts
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:38 AM
yes great win!! so we really are calling them team ace now? :)
how fitting! :yeah:

10 aces huh, i wonder how many was from alicia??

CathyC!
Apr 5th, 2005, 10:05 AM
Team Ace sounds so sooooo right hehe.. :)