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Sunny_Boy
Jan 12th, 2006, 06:21 AM
The first match DomenicDemaria (fellow poster) and I saw was Ashley Harkleroad and Aravane Rezai. Ashley was too consistent in every aspect of the match. Aravane’s serve let her down and so did her forehand. Her backhand is very good but Ash just played smart tennis.
The next match we saw was Uberoi and Nagyova. We started watching from 3 all in the 2nd. It was a great match with lots of winners and great rallies. Shikha had match points at 5-4 but failed to take them. She then received a code violation in that same game, I think for time wasting. Neha Uberoi was cheering very loud for her sister and Shaughnessy was also watching. When I asked for Shikha’s autograph after the match, she was very friendly and thanked me for watching the match. 
Then we saw Su-Wei Hseish and Suchahan V (don’t know how to spell her name). Both don’t have great serves but their groundstokes were very solid, especially Su-Wei.
We also saw a set of Lepchenko and the girl she played (I’d never heard of her). It was a very good match. Both players hit the ball so hard and deep. It was great tennis to watch.
Finally we saw Tamarine and Abigail Spears. Tamarine was too consistent for Abigail. Abigail missed many shots that players of her standard shouldn’t miss.
Also saw Sofia Ardvisson walking around Melb Park

Drake1980
Jan 12th, 2006, 06:32 AM
Thanks! Did you see any Canadians in action?

Sunny_Boy
Jan 12th, 2006, 06:39 AM
Thanks! Did you see any Canadians in action?
No, sorry i dont i saw any Canadians but im not 100% sure. Which Canadians played today?

pcrtennis
Jan 12th, 2006, 06:42 AM
Can elaborate on Su-Wei Hsieh and Suchanan Viratprasert's match? And Tanasugarn's? Did you see any other Asian players? Maybe Ryoko Fuda? (She was in a marathon match.

Thanks for reporting back!!

Sunny_Boy
Jan 12th, 2006, 06:53 AM
Can elaborate on Su-Wei Hsieh and Suchanan Viratprasert's match? And Tanasugarn's? Did you see any other Asian players? Maybe Ryoko Fuda? (She was in a marathon match.

Thanks for reporting back!!
I arrived their at 4-1 in the 1st set. Su-Wei was great from the baseline, hit many great shots of both sides. Su-Wei was the better player, Suchanan tried to mix things but going to the net but shes not a great volleyer. Su-Wei won the match because she was winning most of the baseline rallies.
Tamarine basically got the ball in and Abi missed, she hit some nice winners and ran everything down as well. She is a very nice person.
Saw a little of Meng but not to much coz her and Tammie were on at the same time.

pcrtennis
Jan 12th, 2006, 06:56 AM
Great Thanks!! But no Fuda vs Henke?

Sunny_Boy
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:11 AM
Great Thanks!! But no Fuda vs Henke?
sorry, i walked past it but didnt stop to watch

pcrtennis
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:15 AM
Okay well thanks for the info anyways!!!

SpikeyAidanm
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:21 AM
Thanks! Did you see any Canadians in action?
I saw Wozniak beat Klaschka, she played pretty good and yeh I was impressed by her.

pcrtennis
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:22 AM
I saw Wozniak beat Klaschka, she played pretty good and yeh I was impressed by her.


What other matches did you see??

SpikeyAidanm
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:23 AM
Great Thanks!! But no Fuda vs Henke?
saw a few games in the 3rd, Henke had a touch more pace on her shots but Fuda really was consistent, was a great atmosphere

Hayato
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:24 AM
thanks for the reports!

Did anyone happen to see Zsofia Gubacsi or Yulia Beygelzimer? :awww:

SpikeyAidanm
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:26 AM
What other matches did you see??
Beygelzimmer-Yuan
Lepchenko-Hrdleckova(sp?)
Gajdosova-Gullickson (Perry was watching)
Tanasugarn-Spears
K.Bondarenko-Nagy
Jugic Salkic-Milande(sp?)
Tamelea-McDowwell
Azarenka-Grandin (just match pt)
Rolle-large Russian girl forgot her name
Wozniak-Klashka

met Liz and Jerome too lol.

pcrtennis
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:27 AM
saw a few games in the 3rd, Henke had a touch more pace on her shots but Fuda really was consistent, was a great atmosphere


Any thing else you can say from that match? Were they exhausted, what were the fans like...it was such a lonnnnnng match!

What other ones did you see?

Thanks alot!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

SpikeyAidanm
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:27 AM
thanks for the reports!

Did anyone happen to see Zsofia Gubacsi or Yulia Beygelzimer? :awww:
I saw Beygelzimmer play Yuan, Yulia played pretty well, sliced a lot, serve reminds me of Mara Santangelo, both players had pretty long rallies, one time Yuan fell down and needed medical help....

pcrtennis
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:28 AM
What was the Meng Yuan one like? Was she grunting really loudly? How did you like her play? And anything to say about Tamarine?

SpikeyAidanm
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:28 AM
Any thing else you can say from that match? Were they exhausted, what were the fans like...it was such a lonnnnnng match!

What other ones did you see?

Thanks alot!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:
Fuda had most of the crowd support, what a cutie lol, yeh she fought pretty well, Henke also threw her racket once lol.

SpikeyAidanm
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:29 AM
What was the Meng Yuan one like? Was she grunting really loudly? How did you like her play? And anything to say about Tamarine?
Meng Yuan was kinda like a text book player, had like a jump service action, solid groundstrokes but lacked power. Tanasugarn was okay, relied on Spear's errors to win pts tho...

Bus
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:46 AM
I saw Beygelzimmer play Yuan, Yulia played pretty well, sliced a lot, serve reminds me of Mara Santangelo, both players had pretty long rallies, one time Yuan fell down and needed medical help....
Thanks SpikeyAidanm, but what does "text book player" mean? :confused:
Yuan has suffered leg injuries for months :sad: Hope it is not serious.

SpikeyAidanm
Jan 12th, 2006, 07:49 AM
Thanks SpikeyAidanm, but what does "text book player" mean? :confused:
Yuan has suffered leg injuries for months :sad: Hope it is not serious.
lol just like playing tennis in a very orthodox way, flat shots...

rusty_red_head
Jan 12th, 2006, 10:25 AM
did you see McDowell's match???

Hayato
Jan 12th, 2006, 10:32 AM
I saw Beygelzimmer play Yuan, Yulia played pretty well, sliced a lot, serve reminds me of Mara Santangelo, both players had pretty long rallies, one time Yuan fell down and needed medical help....

Thanks mate! :hug: :D

Poor Meng :( but she still won :p Yulia :sad:

tucker1989
Jan 12th, 2006, 12:09 PM
Can anyone who saw Asha Rolle or Vania King tell me about how they played?

Meesh
Jan 12th, 2006, 12:28 PM
Thanks for the report, glad to see Ashley playing well!