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Experimentee
Jan 19th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Today was the hottest day of the tournament so far, at 35 degrees, and very sunny. The players were using the icepacks, and the fans were really suffering out there.

Nakamura def Dulko 6-1 6-1

This was the first match I went to, and I stayed till the end. Aiko played fantastic tennis, she hit so hard and deep, and from side to side. She didnt make many unforced errors and a lot of great shots. Dulko didnt play well and made a lot of unforced errors, and all that combined to create the lopsided scoreline. Aiko lost the two games when she was up 5-0 in both sets and got a bit tight. Aiko had good support again, although the crowd supporting her wasnt as big as the first round.

Kraijcek def Mirza 6-3 7-5

I saw the 2nd set, and Misa was playing really well, hitting a lot of winners off her forehand. Mirza played really badly, she went for too much and made a lot of unforced errors. Misa was up 4-2 in the 2nd set but she choked a bit and let the lead slip. Misa got another break and was serving for the match at 5-4 but Mirza saved a match point and broke back. But then Sania wasnt playing well enough to continue with it, and got broken again and lost the match with a string of unforced errors.

Hingis def Laine 6-1 6-1

Hingis played great again, just like she used to before she left. She moved Laine around a lot, and volleyed well. There was a lot of support for Hingis. She hit a couple of serves at about 180kph, but mostly served around 150.

Benesova def Pierce 6-3 7-5

Iveta played very well, she hit a lot of winners and Pierce seemed very slow to get to Iveta's shots. Mary was below her best, hitting hard as always but making a lot of unforced errors, most didnt miss by much though. Mary came back from being a break down in the 2nd, and led 5-3, but when she served for the set, had a long struggle on her serve, but finally was broken when she made a few unforced errors. Iveta levelled it, then broke and served it out, playing some great points.

Bammer def Yan 6-3 6-4

I saw the first set and Yan made too many unforced errors, usually in rallies. Bammer was solid, and got a lot of Yan's powerful groundstrokes back, and then Yan would make the error. Zi had a lot of chances to break, but didnt take them, while Bammer took her opportunities. Sybille's daughter was on the grass at the side of the court, playing with toys and was so cute.

Yan/Zheng def Linetskaya/Voskoboeva 6-1 6-0

The Chinese pair won every game that I watched. They played great, both from the baseline on the return, and hardly missing any balls. They hit great lobs and hard backhands. The Russian pair were terrible, double faulting, and hitting a lot of errors. They had one game point, but then lost it, and were bagelled in the 2nd. The Chinese were the much better team and it reflected in the scoreline.

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 19th, 2006, 03:02 PM
:)

Ellery
Jan 19th, 2006, 03:24 PM
Thanks! :wavey:

shava
Jan 19th, 2006, 04:08 PM
thanks!:yeah:

CooCooCachoo
Jan 19th, 2006, 05:20 PM
Thanks again :hug:

King Aaron
Jan 19th, 2006, 05:31 PM
Thanks. :) Sad to read that Zi made a lot of errors, was hoping she can win and maybe make the 4th round as well.

Alec
Jan 19th, 2006, 07:27 PM
Nice report, thanks a lot!

Gerben
Jan 19th, 2006, 07:44 PM
Thanks for the report.
It's not completely correct though, as Misa never served for the match. She missed her first two matchpoints leading 5-4 on Mirza's serve and broke Mirza at 6-5 to win the match.

Drake1980
Jan 19th, 2006, 07:57 PM
Thanks for the report

tobi
Jan 19th, 2006, 11:42 PM
Thanx

Sybille :)

Experimentee
Jan 20th, 2006, 08:20 AM
Thanks for the report.
It's not completely correct though, as Misa never served for the match. She missed her first two matchpoints leading 5-4 on Mirza's serve and broke Mirza at 6-5 to win the match.

Sorry, you are correct. I didnt remember very well, but I do know that she choked on a lot of chances, and missed match points :)