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esquímaux
Sep 30th, 2006, 09:07 PM
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v368/esquimaux/Tokyo%20AIG%20Open/

I was very ecstatic yesterday because this is my first time going to a tournament :bounce: The train ride wasn't so bad either (to Yokohama then Oimachi then Kokusai Tenjijo and the tournament is right there). When I got there I saw Shaughnessy and Dulko practicing with each other. Megz was looking really good and attacking all the balls. Dulko was having a hard time adjusting, but her groundstrokes eventually picked up.

Dulko's serving wasn't particularly effective, but Megz was mixing it up and throwing in a few aces. After practice they played a set. At which point Shaughnessy's coach said he'd meet her back at the hotel and hopped the fence and walked right past me. I don't know if it was Font du Mora because well... frankly I don't know how he looks :lol: It was awesome being so close to the players. At changeovers they were sitting RIGHT THERE :eek: :lol: :drool: A couple courts over there was a little blonde girl practices with her Dad/Coach for pretty much the whole day! I couldn't recognize her aside from her Babolat Aerotour racquet :shrug:

I wandered the grounds a little and saw Wayne Arthurs playing some Asian player and wasn't to enthused. Then I came across the Dekmeijere/Takagishi match. Liga is a PURE DIVA! :tape: As Takagishi remained comeposed and closed out the first set, Liga was talkin' trash and banging her racquet on the bench. She looked very fit though and eventually won in 3. Both players games were one-dimensional with Liga going for broke and Takagishi topspinning. Occasionally Takagishi threw in a good dropshot or two.

Next I saw the Jidkova/Tongsalee match. Wasn't too enthused with this match either :o To be honest I was more interested in some German dude playing next to them. I think it was Rieschick. Even though he lost rather convincingly (1-6 2-6) he sure has nice package :tape: :tape: :drool: Then I went over to watch a clinic some lady was giving to little kids. I kept watching and thought, "Hey she looks like Monica Seles???... Nah, too skinny." And low and behold it was Monica :eek: :eek: :bounce: :wavey: She is sooooo gorgeous and thin in person. After the clinic she gave and autograph session and I flocked over and received one. I told her, "Monica we miss you" and she said, "Awww thank you" :hearts: Later on she did a bunch of doubles exos in the coliseum. She also teamed up with Kirilenko and I must say Maria is built like a brick house :eek :kiss: :kiss:

I went back to the Dulko/Shaughnessy practice session and got some more pics. I was too nervous to ask for Megz's autograph :sad: but overcame the nerves to ask for Gisela's :p I saw her packing up and said, "Miss Dulko....Gisela...you're from Argentina right?" I know I said it in a meek voice :tape: and when she looked at me, I know my eyes grew a 1000 time huge :lol: She is so nice and was happy to give me an auto :bounce: I wished her good luck and she said thanks :) Later on that afternoon I saw her back on the court practicing again too :eek: She was wearing the cutest booty shorts :lol::p

Towards the ending of the afternoon, Federer came out and practiced and I barely got pics of him. It's funny because I had just left the Yonex Festival and say a MASSIVE flock around the practice courts and thought, "Hmmm must be Federer." And sure enough :lol: I also got a pic of Mirka :hearts: Roger looks exactly like he looks on tv. As I called it a day, I saw Jackson and what looked like Sofia Arvidsson taking to the courts. I'll be going again tomorrow and everyday of the week save Saturday :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Darop.
Sep 30th, 2006, 09:14 PM
Thanks so much Esqui :D

btw, what are you doing in Japan? :eek:

esquímaux
Sep 30th, 2006, 09:16 PM
I live and work here! :lol:

Darop.
Sep 30th, 2006, 09:17 PM
And you could have taken at least one pic of the mighty bulge :rolleyes: :p

CooCooCachoo
Sep 30th, 2006, 09:18 PM
Thanks :D

Wow, Monica looks very thin indeed :o

CooCooCachoo
Sep 30th, 2006, 09:19 PM
And you could have taken at least one pic of the mighty bulge :rolleyes: :p

Rieschick should be Top 100 one day. You'll get to see it.

Darop.
Sep 30th, 2006, 09:19 PM
I live and work here! :lol:

:eek: Since when?? What job do you do??

*Jean*
Sep 30th, 2006, 09:20 PM
You seem so cute ^^ Ask an autograph to Meg for me :p

akosiirwyn
Sep 30th, 2006, 09:25 PM
great pix esquímaux! thx for sharing
and omg i miss monica so much, she looks great!

Drake1980
Sep 30th, 2006, 09:36 PM
Very awesome report. Thank you. It sounds like so much is going on. I love it!!

isabellea
Sep 30th, 2006, 09:37 PM
If you see Dushevina in the next day, can you take some pictures ?

THanks for report

esquímaux
Sep 30th, 2006, 10:04 PM
:eek: Since when?? What job do you do?? I took a meteorologist job over here a year ago :tape::o :p
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/esquimaux/Tokyo%20AIG%20Open/Shaughnessy7.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v368/esquimaux/Tokyo%20AIG%20Open/?start=#imgAnch33)

In this picture you can see the unknown girl with the Aerotour racquet?? Who is she??? Also, is that Font du Mora next to Megz?? :o He was looking mean during the whole practice. I thought he was going to jump me when he hopped over the fence :scared: :crying2: Also I'll be at the tourney all week :bounce: Just look for the only black dude there (besides Jamea :p) :lol:

esquímaux
Sep 30th, 2006, 10:08 PM
You seem so cute ^^ Ask an autograph to Meg for me :pI tried to, but I was too nervous :sad: Megz started putting her stuff away and I pulled out a pen and some paper and she looked at me, sucked her teeth (like she was thinking "yeah, that's what I thought" and kept walking :crying2: I'll try again today :p:p

CooCooCachoo
Sep 30th, 2006, 10:28 PM
The girl could very well be Caroline Wozniacki, but it is hard to tell from here.

And it's definitely not Font De Mora.

drake3781
Sep 30th, 2006, 10:31 PM
I live and work here! :lol:

Thanks, esqui! Interesting and funny. Are you Japanese?

esquímaux
Sep 30th, 2006, 10:46 PM
Are you Japanese?Ugh! Heavens no :tape::o:(

CooCooCachoo
Sep 30th, 2006, 11:18 PM
Meghann's coach is Andrew Florent :D Former player from Australia ;)

Babolatpro880
Sep 30th, 2006, 11:41 PM
I think Martijn's right, the blonde girl definitely looks like Wozniacki to me, plus she's playing in Tokyo, so it's probably her.

TheAllan
Oct 1st, 2006, 12:56 AM
Yupzzy, that is Wozzy.

With 18 Slams walking around in the shape of Roger and Monica, I can't fault you for not being enthused by Wayne Arthurs. :lol:

Dulko's shorts... yeah, they are :drool:. Great report and pics.

tobi
Oct 1st, 2006, 01:10 AM
Thanx :) :wavey:

ktwtennis
Oct 1st, 2006, 02:41 AM
MONICA!! How lucky you are!!

CCCP1
Oct 1st, 2006, 02:45 AM
Great report, but where are the vids

safins
Oct 1st, 2006, 04:23 AM
Ugh! Heavens no :tape::o:(

anyway, welcome to Japan.
hope you enjoy.

PerfectForm
Oct 1st, 2006, 05:06 AM
Pretty sure the blonde girl is caroline.

infineon
Oct 1st, 2006, 03:37 PM
great pix esquímaux! thx for sharing
and omg i miss monica so much, she looks great!

Feel the same! But what is Monica doing in Tokyo? :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 1st, 2006, 03:39 PM
its carolina

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 1st, 2006, 03:40 PM
caroline

hablo
Oct 2nd, 2006, 12:48 AM
cool report and nice pics :bounce:

akinom
Oct 4th, 2006, 08:26 AM
:eek: but no pic of monica during the clinic!!!???

who took pictures pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaseeeeeeeeee!!!

esquímaux
Oct 4th, 2006, 03:57 PM
:eek: but no pic of monica during the clinic!!!???

who took pictures pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaseeeeeeeeee!!!Ummm...you didn't click on the link in the first post did you hon?

akinom
Oct 6th, 2006, 04:07 PM
Ummm...you didn't click on the link in the first post did you hon?
no I didn't but OMMMMMMMMMMGG I didn't recognize her she is so slim oh boy thankkkkkkkk you so much for posting thespics!! :worship: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

esquímaux
Oct 6th, 2006, 11:01 PM
no I didn't but OMMMMMMMMMMGG I didn't recognize her she is so slim oh boy thankkkkkkkk you so much for posting thespics!! :worship: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:Yeah, she is slim indeed :hearts: :)