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butch
Feb 20th, 2006, 09:45 AM
Great match, great atmosphere ( I've said that before, I know).

Only one statistic was really of note in the first set:

Break point won:
Amelie 0/1
Kim 1/1

Midway through the first set Kim was dancing round her backhand (:worship: Steffi Graf) and hitting some great forehands. She finished the set with a marvelous forehand down the line.

Second set - Kim started to miss a bit more, partly because Amelie was just sooo consistent and was also varying the pace of play so much. She can do sooo much with that backhand. It was interesting to see her use the loopy topspin shots (:worship: Amanda Coetzer and Conchita MArtinez) so effectively. Again breakpoints won was the vital statistic:

Kim 1/1
Kim 2/4 (The two she missed were setpoints, which Kim saved with some great serving).

Final set, well it started promisingly for Kim with a love hold, but then she doublefaulted at 1-1 30-40 (having led 30-0 I think) giving Amelie the 2-1 lead. Next game Amelie saved a breakpoint to lead 3-1 and never looked back. Amelie was playing really really well, forcing Kim to go for more and more. Amelie finally won the match with a great backhand down the line on her first match point.

Really wonderful match!

Doubles final - Safina and Srebotnik looked the stronger team from the 1st point. Krajicek and Foretz were missing too much and in the end it was very comfortable for Safina / Srebotnik 6-1 6-1.

And then it was off to Brussels Airport for me for the flight back to Dublin. Bad to be back LOL but the memories are truly special!

gsm
Feb 20th, 2006, 09:57 AM
thanks butch!

i greatly enjoyed your little chat on the match!

woohoo momo!!!

Marshmallow
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:15 AM
It's an absolute tragedy that i haven't even got a clip of this match. How unfair, how unjust. It's particularly like to see match point too.

Thanx for feeding me another teaser. :)

LostGlory
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:22 AM
Great match, great atmosphere ( I've said that before, I know).

Only one statistic was really of note in the first set:

Break point won:
Amelie 0/1
Kim 1/1

Midway through the first set Kim was dancing round her backhand (:worship: Steffi Graf) and hitting some great forehands. She finished the set with a marvelous forehand down the line.

Second set - Kim started to miss a bit more, partly because Amelie was just sooo consistent and was also varying the pace of play so much. She can do sooo much with that backhand. It was interesting to see her use the loopy topspin shots (:worship: Amanda Coetzer and Conchita MArtinez) so effectively. Again breakpoints won was the vital statistic:

Kim 1/1
Kim 2/4 (The two she missed were setpoints, which Kim saved with some great serving).

Final set, well it started promisingly for Kim with a love hold, but then she doublefaulted at 1-1 30-40 (having led 30-0 I think) giving Amelie the 2-1 lead. Next game Amelie saved a breakpoint to lead 3-1 and never looked back. Amelie was playing really really well, forcing Kim to go for more and more. Amelie finally won the match with a great backhand down the line on her first match point.

Really wonderful match!

Doubles final - Safina and Srebotnik looked the stronger team from the 1st point. Krajicek and Foretz were missing too much and in the end it was very comfortable for Safina / Srebotnik 6-1 6-1.

And then it was off to Brussels Airport for me for the flight back to Dublin. Bad to be back LOL but the memories are truly special!

Are you sure we watched the same match??? Because the 2nd set point was Kim's luckiest point and she won on a net cord or what we call a net click...it was an amazing Back Hand return from Amelie to Kim's serving and Kim return just clicked the net and fell in Amelie part .......:shrug:

butch
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:52 AM
Are you sure we watched the same match??? Because the 2nd set point was Kim's luckiest point and she won on a net cord or what we call a net click...it was an amazing Back Hand return from Amelie to Kim's serving and Kim return just clicked the net and fell in Amelie part .......:shrug:

The 1st she saved with a great serve ... the second, yea she was lucky, but also very brave to go for such an aggressive backhand down the line considering she was setpoint down... and a winner is a winner.. ;)

Corswandt
Feb 20th, 2006, 01:45 PM
Thanks for the report.

Hagar
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:09 PM
I saw the QF, SF and final with Kim and I really enjoyed it. All these girls are so good, it's much more impressive in real life I think.
Kim played a good final but Amélie was better. Some amazing rallies.
It was 3 years since I saw live tennis but now my tank is full again. :D

butch
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:07 PM
I saw the QF, SF and final with Kim and I really enjoyed it. All these girls are so good, it's much more impressive in real life I think.
Kim played a good final but Amélie was better. Some amazing rallies.
It was 3 years since I saw live tennis but now my tank is full again. :D


same here! I'm definitely going to some of the claycourt tournies though! :D

LostGlory
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:33 PM
The 1st she saved with a great serve ... the second, yea she was lucky, but also very brave to go for such an aggressive backhand down the line considering she was setpoint down... and a winner is a winner.. ;)

That was a net Click lucky shot not a winner......there is a big difference....you need some tennis lesson and Iam ready any time ...;) oh and there is a big difference between going for a winner and getting a winner.....:p

anlavalle
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:28 AM
thanks butch for the report