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jonny84
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:23 PM
:sad:

Played 5 tournaments. Lost in the first round of each.

Gold Coast - lost to Safarova [eventual Champion]
Sydney - lost to Schiavone [eventual Runner-Up]
Australian Open - lost to Conchita Martinez-Granados
Pan Pacific Open Tokyo - lost to Ivanovic
Dubai - lost to Safarova

What is happening with Ai? She's had bad form in singles since she stopped playing doubles with Clijsters. She was once a constant Top10 player. :sad:

Hope she can regain some form. She has had her moments, like when she reached the final of San Diego, but has really gone downhill recently.

frenchie
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:35 PM
She hasn't won a set yet, isn't it?

jonny84
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:38 PM
She hasn't won a set yet, isn't it?

True.

Beaten in straight sets everytime and has only won 21 games so far in total this year in singles.

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:40 PM
:sad:

crazyroberto6767
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:42 PM
She lost 6 out of her first 7 last year (and her first 4). She can rebound, like last season where she had a solid summer+fall season. But at 30, it's definitely not getting any easier.

Rising Sun
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:43 PM
Ai... :sad:

Jie hasn't won a match either...

Rafe306
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:44 PM
Bye Bye Ai..time to retire :cool: ;)

frenchie
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Not only she hasn't won a single match, nor a set, but she only managed to win a maximum of 3 games in a set!!!!!!! :eek: :tape: :rolleyes:
:help: :help: :help: :help:

crazyroberto6767
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:49 PM
Not only she hasn't won a single match, nor a set, but she only managed to win a maximum of 3 games in a set!!!!!!! :eek: :tape: :rolleyes:
:help: :help: :help: :help:
To be fair she won 4 games in one set against Martinez-Granados :p.

frenchie
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:51 PM
To be fair she won 4 games in one set against Martinez-Granados :p.

OK ;)
I was lazy to check my sources...

Boss monkey
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:51 PM
But less we forget that this is how Ai year started last year, but I beleave she won her first singles match of the year at this tournament. But she still managed to turn her year around.

And it is not only Ai who is haveing trouble this year:
Asagoe 1-5
Sugiyama 0-5
Morigami 0-3

Slumpsova
Feb 20th, 2006, 04:57 PM
at least she lost to good players.

Ellery
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:05 PM
But less we forget that this is how Ai year started last year, but I beleave she won her first singles match of the year at this tournament. But she still managed to turn her year around.

And it is not only Ai who is haveing trouble this year:
Asagoe 1-5
Sugiyama 0-5
Morigami 0-3
Jie is struggling too. :sad: Not a good season (until now) for Asian girls. :(

Ellery
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:06 PM
at least she lost to good players.
She definitely should not have lost in straight sets to Martinez Granados :help:

-sugi-
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:12 PM
:sad:

Ryan
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:13 PM
Ai was never a "constant Top 10 player". She made it to the Top 10 with one great tourney, and never lived up to that after. Shame to see her losing so much though.

Boss monkey
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:21 PM
Ai was never a "constant Top 10 player". She made it to the Top 10 with one great tourney, and never lived up to that after. Shame to see her losing so much though.
When she made it to the top 10 in 2003 she had a solid year with alot of good results.

Ryan
Feb 20th, 2006, 05:58 PM
When she made it to the top 10 in 2003 she had a solid year with alot of good results.


Agreed, but she was not a "constant" Top 10 player. Her peak was #8, which she reached at the beginning of the 2004 season, and her best year end rank was #10 in 2003. She was a constant top 20 player for two years, but not top 10.

RR-87
Feb 20th, 2006, 06:27 PM
Poor Ai :sad :sad: :sad:

pcrtennis
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:25 PM
She had a bad start last year, she'll rebound this year, she said she feels more relaxed this time around so I'm confident she'll get something going! Remember last year she made it to a Tier 1 final so she's not done....

RJWCapriati
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:30 PM
Ai :(

SAEKeithSerena
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:52 PM
But less we forget that this is how Ai year started last year, but I beleave she won her first singles match of the year at this tournament. But she still managed to turn her year around.

And it is not only Ai who is haveing trouble this year:
Asagoe 1-5
Sugiyama 0-5
Morigami 0-3

Asagoe 1-5:rolleyes:
Sugiyama 0-5:eek:

hope they can get back their form...

Drimal
Feb 20th, 2006, 08:10 PM
She had no pressure at all because she had no points to defend in the first 5 or six tournaments ... but she repeated last year's dreadful year start. :o :sad:

Poor Ai! A few years ago she was a participant of the Year-End Championships and now ... :help: :scared:

But she's not the only Asian player who is actually slumping; Jie Zheng, Shuai Peng, Akiko Morigami, Shinobu Asagoe have poor results lately. :tape:

Slumpsova
Feb 20th, 2006, 09:03 PM
Akiko actually played matches this year? i didn't know that, thought she's still on injury break :eek:

St.Sebastian
Feb 20th, 2006, 09:08 PM
that's a real shame, she seems such a nice girl off court, she should definitely try to regain her form in lower tiers

CoryAnnAvants#1
Feb 20th, 2006, 09:22 PM
I love Ai and think she has one of the cutest personalities on tour, but she's in for a year resembling the one Arantxa had her final year in 2002. Loss after loss after loss.

So much of her game is based around her quickness and footspeed. She's still in great shape, but at the age of 30 it's only natural to lose a step. That step means everything though. It happened to Arantxa, it happened to Coetzer, and sadly it's happening here I think.

At this rate I'll get to go watch her play US Open Qualies this year:p (ducks from flyng beer bottles)

Helen Lawson
Feb 20th, 2006, 09:28 PM
Shame spiral for Ai. But before you're too hard on her, remember that she stopped Alexandra Stevenson from winning Linz and making the finals of Scottsdale!

LucasArg
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:36 PM
Poor Ai, I hope she can find her old form. :sad:

new-york
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:38 PM
:help:

henmanhill
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:38 PM
But less we forget that this is how Ai year started last year, but I beleave she won her first singles match of the year at this tournament. But she still managed to turn her year around.

And it is not only Ai who is haveing trouble this year:
Asagoe 1-5
Sugiyama 0-5
Morigami 0-3

Ai and Sugiyama are the same person, surely?

LTT
Feb 20th, 2006, 10:40 PM
:help:

Vut
Feb 21st, 2006, 07:01 AM
:sad:

controlfreak
Feb 21st, 2006, 10:24 AM
The correct grammar is "Ai haven't won a match so far this season".

And if you are that bad, I would advise you to give up tennis and try a less skilful sport like curling. Whining about your underachievements online certainly won't help you.

:tape:

Elldee
Feb 21st, 2006, 10:55 AM
Other Martinez-Granados, they're all tough opponents... it's a shame that she's having such a shakey start to her year... I thought things were looking up after San Diego as well as at the US Open.

silverwhite
Feb 21st, 2006, 10:58 AM
She definitely should not have lost in straight sets to Martinez Granados :help:

That was her only bad loss, IMO.

LostInThe80s
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:49 PM
:sad:

Played 5 tournaments. Lost in the first round of each.

Gold Coast - lost to Safarova [eventual Champion]
Sydney - lost to Schiavone [eventual Runner-Up]
Australian Open - lost to Conchita Martinez-Granados
Pan Pacific Open Tokyo - lost to Ivanovic
Dubai - lost to Safarova

What is happening with Ai? She's had bad form in singles since she stopped playing doubles with Clijsters. She was once a constant Top10 player. :sad:

Hope she can regain some form. She has had her moments, like when she reached the final of San Diego, but has really gone downhill recently.

:eek: I would say that it's only a coincidence that her slump started after she ended her partnership with Kim. Poor Ai. :sad:

jonny84
Feb 21st, 2006, 12:54 PM
The correct grammar is "Ai haven't won a match so far this season".

:tape:


No.

It is correct grammar.

It would be haven't it the subject of the sentence (i.e. Ai) was plural. :), but Ai is singular! :)

Martian KC
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:09 PM
I'm really concerned.:sad:

up!
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:46 PM
she should retire

Ellery
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:48 PM
I am quite worried. Even in doubles with Daniela, Ai hasn't been doing well :sad: