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AJZ.
Dec 29th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Ai is in Gold Coast :)
She's going to play against Wildcard Sophie Ferguson in the first round I heard! :)

-sugi-
Dec 29th, 2006, 03:57 PM
oh good :D Surely Ai will be starting 07 with a win :scared:

sugifan
Dec 29th, 2006, 06:04 PM
ai is in the hard part of the draw !!! with safina, likhotseva, penneta, peng, kirilenko and stosur !!!


good luck ai !!!

TennisPlayingFox
Dec 29th, 2006, 06:21 PM
Ai should win her first round match but then it gets pretty tough after that. Good luck Ai!

AJZ.
Dec 29th, 2006, 09:53 PM
(8) Ai vs. Ferguson
Peng vs. Stosur
Kirilenko vs. Pennetta
Safina (2) vs. Likhovtseva

-sugi-
Dec 29th, 2006, 09:55 PM
Stosur will be hard :scared:

AJZ.
Dec 29th, 2006, 10:03 PM
Whoever is semifinalist out of this section should take the cake as far as I'm concerned :lol:
I wish Ai luck :):) I hope the start of the season is as good as can be :)

pcrtennis
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:11 AM
Stosur will be hard :scared:



Ai OWNS Stosur, it's a good match up because after the serve which Ai returns well, Stosur isn't that great.

AJZ.
Dec 31st, 2006, 07:13 AM
Erm... so... onto Sydney then?
Poor Ai. She fought so hard, but something went terribly wrong with her serve... poor girl :hug: Rest up for Sydney!

TennisPlayingFox
Dec 31st, 2006, 07:16 AM
At least Ai fought hard. Her serve was just not cooperating at all. it's usually very difficult to win a match with 11 double faults. Hopefully she will play much better in Sydney.

-sugi-
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:43 PM
Good luck Ai in Sydney :scared:

Tenis Srbija
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:58 PM
Ai lost to Sophie??? :eek:
WTF Ai??? What happend... :o :fiery:

Get yourself togheter and trash some asses in Sydney :worship:

martin white
Jan 1st, 2007, 08:24 AM
tough luck ai,i still shockedshe lost to ferguson:eek: lets hope ai can regroup for sydney!:) i only hope she ends these horror start to new seasons!:scratch:

-sugi-
Jan 4th, 2007, 01:27 PM
Ai plays Galina Voskoboeva in round 1 of quallies. They have never played before. Galina is tall and with a big serve I seem to recall but struggles with low balls with her height. Hopefully Ai can do well :music: :rocker2: :music: :music: :sport:

GANBATTE!

AJZ.
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:03 PM
(1)SUGIYAMA, Ai vs VOSKOBOEVA, Galina
RODIONOVA, Anastassia vs BEYGELZIMER, Yulia
(WC)BREADMORE, Lauren vs SCHRUFF, Julia
CZINK, Melinda vs (8)PIRONKOVA, Tsvetana

GANBATTE!
Hopefully she can win three qually matches handily to give her confidence :)
Beat Galina :rocker2:

pcrtennis
Jan 4th, 2007, 09:22 PM
SHe should beat Voskoboeva. If she doesn't I'll be concerned. I like this draw for her, and I like she's playing quallies! GO AIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!

pcrtennis
Jan 5th, 2007, 06:40 AM
AI WON A MATCH!!!

She beat STephanie Dubois in the 1st round of qualifying 6-1, 6-4.

Though she had 8 DFs! She won comfortably!!!

Now she will play Beygelzimer which is a very winnable match. GO AI!

-sugi-
Jan 5th, 2007, 07:14 AM
:yippee:

Great start for Ai

if she didn't win against Dubois, I would have been worried.

AJZ.
Jan 5th, 2007, 05:39 PM
Me too :tape:
But I'm happy she did beat her and handily :) :bounce:
Now, I hope she continues to do well in her next match :)

LegionArgentina
Jan 6th, 2007, 04:48 AM
Sugi def Beygelzimer 6/2-6/2 or something like that..

:yeah: :rocker2:

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 6th, 2007, 05:50 AM
Nice win Ai! Keep it up!

martin white
Jan 6th, 2007, 07:56 AM
congrats ai! keep going one more win and she is in the md! she should get past schruff or czink!:)

-sugi-
Jan 6th, 2007, 11:05 AM
Ganbatte Ai! :yeah: :music: Very happy with the score as Beygelzimer can prove to be a tricky opponent at times, like vs Capriati at Roland Garros several years ago. She can also play so god damn awful as well like when I saw her play Florence Devry at Hasselt at last year. But our Ai won and thats all that matters :D

AJZ.
Jan 6th, 2007, 03:10 PM
Ganbatte!
Excellent job Ai :) Good luck against Schruff tomorrow night!

Doubles draw is out :eek: It's stacked... I hope Ai & Dani do well, to get confidence up for AO!

(1) Raymond/Stosur vs. Loit/Pratt
Daniilidou/Woehr vs. Morariu/Stubbs
(4) Groenefeld/Shaughnessy vs. Crabays/Li T.
Bovina/Schiavone vs. Dushevina/Fedak

Husarova/Voskoboeva vs. Bartoli/Tu
(WC) Jankovic/Li N. vs. (3) Hantuyama
Dechy/Zvonareva vs. King/Sun
Adamzcak/Dellacqua vs. (2) Black/Huber

So stacked, but I hope they can do well!

AJZ.
Jan 7th, 2007, 04:24 AM
6-3 6-1 over Schruff, will qualify and play either against Golovin, Schnyder, Bartoli or Dementieva :hearts:
These three straight-set matches must boost her confidence!
Fantastic!! :)

pcrtennis
Jan 7th, 2007, 04:26 AM
Geeze Ai loves playing Schruff...barely loses games to her. I am really excited about the confidence and match play this seuccessful run through qualies is doing for her!! Hopefully she gets two of the easier qualie spots, because she could do well here having had more experience on the courts this year than her MD opponents. GO Ai!

AJZ.
Jan 7th, 2007, 04:33 AM
Yeah :)
Ideally, I'd place her by Golovin. I'd love to see her play Mauresmo :hearts:
Raymond/Stosur lost... I'm dumbfounded. Truly, truly am.

-sugi-
Jan 7th, 2007, 08:03 AM
Hopefully she will play Bartoli :)

Congratulations Ai :hug:

pcrtennis
Jan 7th, 2007, 09:33 AM
Ai plays Dementieva....tough draw but it will be a good test!

AJZ.
Jan 7th, 2007, 12:59 PM
Tough draw, but they haven't played in a while, Elena is streaky, etc.

It'll be such a good match, pity we can't watch it :sad: Tomorrow on court 2.

-sugi-
Jan 7th, 2007, 01:13 PM
:sad:


Good luck Ai!

sugifan
Jan 7th, 2007, 01:43 PM
sugi often does well against dementieva!! and elena has not played yet so ai has good chances to make it !!

surprising loss of stosur and raymond but it gives even more chances for hantuyama to win this tounament !!! good luck !!!!!

AJZ.
Jan 8th, 2007, 10:44 AM
Oh my goodness!
Ai lost 6-7 7-6 6-0 to Dementieva, but she was leading 7-6 5-3! :sobbing: Poor Ai choked it away!
But I'd rather this loss than a 6-2 6-2 loss; this loss proves she's still got what it takes to compete with the best of the best, so I hope she kicks ass in Melbourne and in doubles :)

-sugi-
Jan 8th, 2007, 04:05 PM
Ai :sad: :sad: :sad: Lets hope to use some of this good form. Hopefully Ai will play some lower tiers this year where she would have a shot at a title...

She was so close at Seoul before that bitch Daniilidou ruined the momentum with a timeout. Then I saw the exact same thing at Hasselt where Ai was leading 60 20 :(

AJZ.
Jan 8th, 2007, 07:37 PM
I can't believe she had three MPs in that final :sobbing:
I hope she breaks through in her next tournaments :) Australia, Tokyo... Doha? I don't know ^o)
It's a bad loss, in a way, but I'd rather this loss than say... 6-1 6-2 against Safarova, or 6-4 6-3 against Conchita Martinez Granados :o :p

I hope they own in doubles :hot:

-sugi-
Jan 8th, 2007, 07:39 PM
After those two matches, Daniilidou went straight off my list of favourite players. In Hasselt when Sugi led 60 20, she was just being outplayed, nothing was wrong with Eleni yet the trick worked :o

AJZ.
Jan 8th, 2007, 07:53 PM
There are some unforgivable things, eh! :o I don't really care for her either.

I have such a feeling about the AO, I feel it's going to be special for Ai :)

-sugi-
Jan 8th, 2007, 09:01 PM
She will win womens singles, womens doubles and mixed doubles :) I hope

pcrtennis
Jan 8th, 2007, 09:06 PM
Even though it's frusterating...This is a much better lead-up to the AO than previous years....she has numerous matches under her belt and this match will give her some confidence even though she couldnt close it out. She's got her rhythm...I think this will be a good AO. And I think Ai will take a title this year!

And I hope that ugly bitch Daniilidou has a horrible year as usual...I can't stand her anymore...unfit, out of shape players shouldnt win titles...especially with the "cramps" and other "injuries"

AJZ.
Jan 9th, 2007, 12:31 AM
:lol: Adam, you are being quite demanding? But I wouldn't mind that :P I wonder if she'll play mixed !! I hope she does, more match practice! Maybe with Andy or Max or ... Marat :drool: I'd pay to watch Safin/Sugiyama, seriously.

I just hope she and Dani win AO Doubles :angel: I'd be realllllly happy with that.

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 9th, 2007, 01:54 AM
Too bad Ai couldn't pull of the upset. just a little bit of advice for Ai though. When you play Elena and she gives you 15 double faults... YOU DON'T GO AND MAKE 17 DOUBLE FAULTS! okay I'm done now lol. At least she did get a couple wins in qualies before the AO, that should definatly help.! good luck in Melbourne Ai!

AJZ.
Jan 9th, 2007, 02:06 AM
Too bad Ai couldn't pull of the upset. just a little bit of advice for Ai though. When you play Elena and she gives you 15 double faults... YOU DON'T GO AND MAKE 17 DOUBLE FAULTS! okay I'm done now lol. At least she did get a couple wins in qualies before the AO, that should definatly help.! good luck in Melbourne Ai!

:lol: I know!!! I was thinking the same thing :lol:

LegionArgentina
Jan 9th, 2007, 02:14 AM
Sugi :sad: Too many DF :o :o

Best of luck in the Australian Open

LegionArgentina
Jan 9th, 2007, 02:15 AM
She will win womens singles, womens doubles and mixed doubles :) I hope

:yeah:

I hope that she can play mixed doubles with Federer :cool:

AJZ.
Jan 9th, 2007, 10:44 AM
Hantuyama def. Jankovic/Li 60 62
Ownage :drool:
I hope 2007 is great for the duo :) I hope their Australian season is fantastic!

-sugi-
Jan 9th, 2007, 04:29 PM
:lol: Adam, you are being quite demanding?
I'm not being demanding, demanding would be asking for me to grow something between her legs and play mens singles and doubles and win all. I am just being realistic ;)

For some reason though, all jokes aside, I honestly sense something good coming. Us Ai fans have waited too long.

AJZ.
Jan 9th, 2007, 07:34 PM
I'm not being demanding, demanding would be asking for me to grow something between her legs and play mens singles and doubles and win all. I am just being realistic ;)

For some reason though, all jokes aside, I honestly sense something good coming. Us Ai fans have waited too long.

What's the male version of Ai? :haha: "Oi Sugiyama" :lol:

I do feel something too though. I know what you mean!!
She hasn't had a good AO in a few years, but this one will be different I can feel it!

Being the 23rd seed, she won't have to play one of the top eight in round three (thank goodness) but she'll have to play one of the following;
Safina (9)
Vaidisova (10)
Jankovic (11)
Chakvetadze (12)
Ivanovic (13)
Schiavone (14)
Hantuchova (15)
Peer (16)
(Possibly Li if Li wins Sydney ? I don't know)
That's not so bad. She can beat all of them, :lol: I just wouldn't want her to play Dani or Jelena. I think Jelena would be the toughest.

I wish she'd write in her diary so we would know how she feels!! (And I wish her site were in English :o)

and as for women's doubles, we probably all feel the same way, ai fans :lol:
Raymond/Stosur seemed shaky in Sydney, Yan/Zheng seemed shaky in Hong Kong, Black/Huber are a new duo so who knows, etc. It'll be interesting... but they won't have a top 4 seed, which may be a bad thing (but it didn't matter in Paris!!)
at the moment, the ranks are:
Raymond/Stosur 2
Yan/Zheng 7
Hantuyama 25
Safina/Srebotnik 24
Black/Huber 22
Shaughnessy/Groenefeld 26
Suarez/Ruano Pascual 24 (But will they play?)
Peschke/Schiavone 15
So they are definitely not getting a top 4 seed, but they'll probably be between five and seven.
(But we all know what damage they can do when they don't choke and have confidence - that's why Sydney's really important!! If they do well there, they'll be really confident... kind of like Rome & Paris in 2006)

There stops my rambling :lol:
I've been trying to come up with a slogan for my sig for AO 2007... but nothing rhymes with Australia :lol: Hmmmmm

sugifan
Jan 9th, 2007, 10:10 PM
i sometimes do believe that our ai is too kind !! well that's why we like her so much too! but what happened with daniilidou is a perfect exemple !! ai is very sensitive and worried about other players injuries, therefore some of them take advntage of it ! that's a shame !!

even if her loss agaisnt dementieva is disapointing, she played great tennis in sydney!! i'm just worried about her serve !! my god so many double faults !!she has to work on it before the AO !! however i have a good feeling about 2007 in single and in doubles as well!!

hope she 'll win sydney title with daniela ! last year just after winning rome , they managed to go the final of RG !!

AK-DH Fan
Jan 10th, 2007, 02:10 AM
Good luck with Dani in dubs!!! and I agree, Ai's playing much better than she had at this time last year, so I think she can do well. Lets hope she gets a good draw

AJZ.
Jan 10th, 2007, 10:39 AM
Hantuchova had a viral infection, loss by walkover... I'm worried for the Australian now :eek:

-sugi-
Jan 10th, 2007, 07:10 PM
:scared:

Me too

Hopefully Ai could find another partner to play with if Dani can't play...

AJZ.
Jan 10th, 2007, 07:40 PM
I wonder who would take her though... Does Molik have a partner?

That's really a shame. They say her AO start is endangered, maybe she'll tell Ai she's not up to doubles :S That's not good at all...

-sugi-
Jan 10th, 2007, 07:52 PM
I don't know :sad: What about Hingis? That would be a cool team right? She is a good doubles player and I don't know who she is playing with.

AJZ.
Jan 10th, 2007, 08:06 PM
She probably won't play doubles :tape: Although she totally should... such a great doubles player.

pcrtennis
Jan 10th, 2007, 08:26 PM
She'll find someone.

AJZ.
Jan 10th, 2007, 08:31 PM
I think her best chance is with Daniela though... a healthy Daniela :sad: This may be her last chance knock on wood..!

AJZ.
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:39 AM
Schiavone (14) vs. Kloesel
Safarova vs. Brianti
Pous Tio vs. Yakimova
Arvidsson vs. Ai (23)

Not a bad draw :D She's never beaten Schiavone, but Schiavone hasn't been playing well as of late... It is a chance! The potential 4R opponent would be Mauresmo though.

pcrtennis
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:53 AM
I think she got a great portion of the draw...I'd be surprised if Schiavone got through to round three and Mauresmo is in poooor form right now. I like Ai's chances here...Arvidsson is not that good but is still tricky just as Yakimova and Pous Tio could be but Ai SHOULD GET THROUGH. GO AI!!!!

-sugi-
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:12 AM
I really like this draw, I think Ai can make the 4th Round and potentially face Mauresmo. We now Amelie is unprepared and I think Ai could trouble her.

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:47 AM
I like Ai getting to the fourth round. Too be honest I can't imagine her losing to Arvidsson right now with the form that Sofia is in. Good luck Ai!

AJZ.
Jan 13th, 2007, 04:23 PM
Ai is playing against Arvidsson on Day 1, second on Court 6.
Go Ai!! Kick some butt!

pcrtennis
Jan 13th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Go Ai! Take her out in straights! Enough of this first round AO losing stuff.

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 15th, 2007, 04:22 AM
Ai def Arvidsson 6-3, 6-4! great job Ai! good luck in round 2!

pcrtennis
Jan 15th, 2007, 04:24 AM
Nice solid win Ai! Got tight there in the second for a bit but she finished it off really well in the end. What's with all of these DFs?? She had 11 in that match. She never used to serve this many DFs regularly in matches...Hope that doesn't continue for long...

Good Luck against Yakimova Ai!

-sugi-
Jan 15th, 2007, 06:42 AM
Good start for Ai :) She played well. I think she can go well in this draw

AJZ.
Jan 15th, 2007, 10:59 AM
The serve was shaky, but perhaps it'll get better soon. Maybe she's going for more power?
She broke a lot, though. :) I'm happy she shaked off first round jitters. I hope she can beat Yakimova :)

AJZ.
Jan 16th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Ai is playing against Yakimova today :)

Court 6
11:00
Safina (9) vs. Bychkova
Youzhny (25) vs. Lu
Sugi (23) vs. Yakimova

:) Good luck Ai!!!!

AJZ.
Jan 16th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Ai is playing against Yakimova today :)

Court 6
11:00
Safina (9) vs. Bychkova
Youzhny (25) vs. Lu
Sugi (23) vs. Yakimova

:) Good luck Ai!!!!

AJZ.
Jan 17th, 2007, 08:01 PM
Ai lost 2-6 6-2 8-10 :sobbing: She served for it three times...

Tomorrow, Hantuyama faces Golovin/Molik. Hope they can get through... it'll be extremely difficult...

AJZ.
Jan 18th, 2007, 10:48 AM
Hantuyama beat Golovin/Molik 6-4 6-1
That's a good win; Molik is a crowd favorite after all!!
They face Krajicek/Scavay tomorrow, last on Show Court 3

martin white
Jan 18th, 2007, 12:52 PM
still sad from ai's 8-10 defeat in the 3rd!:crying2: it was a heartbreaker! ai fought back from 3-5 down served for it 3 times,at 8all ai ran out of steam she looked tired,ai really blew a great draw and a good shot at going deep into the draw:( i was a big ai fan before i saw her play again, after her win over arvidsson she was so so happy to sign autographs, i was lucky to get it as well!:) how can anyone not like this lady?kick some butt in dubs ai! :)

-sugi-
Jan 18th, 2007, 01:09 PM
Hantuyama beat Golovin/Molik 6-4 6-1
That's a good win; Molik is a crowd favorite after all!!
They face Krajicek/Scavay tomorrow, last on Show Court 3
:D :yippee:

That must cheer you up Matt, you seemed really worried last night :hug:

AJZ.
Jan 18th, 2007, 07:42 PM
still sad from ai's 8-10 defeat in the 3rd!:crying2: it was a heartbreaker! ai fought back from 3-5 down served for it 3 times,at 8all ai ran out of steam she looked tired,ai really blew a great draw and a good shot at going deep into the draw:( i was a big ai fan before i saw her play again, after her win over arvidsson she was so so happy to sign autographs, i was lucky to get it as well!:) how can anyone not like this lady?kick some butt in dubs ai! :)

Oh, it must've been great to watch her (okay, maybe not great to watch her choke, but still good :o) Her autograph is really nice, isn't it? :hearts:

I was waking up Adam, and I'm like, well... I can handle any result right now. And I was overjoyed to see Hantuyama on the schedule for tonight :) Kick Krajicek/Szavay's BUTT girls!!! I hope they can do it :)

AyumiMorita
Jan 19th, 2007, 07:05 AM
Hantuyama def. Krajicek/Szavay
6-3 6-2
broken twice in the second but they wrapped it up nicely
they should get to the semis without any problems
hopefully Ai can win the career grand slam

AJZ.
Jan 19th, 2007, 10:53 AM
I consider that butt-kicking :hearts:
MGarrigues & Mirza in the next round... a new pairing, but seeded tenth
Good luck!! You've been playing so well thus far :hearts:

martin white
Jan 19th, 2007, 01:46 PM
nice easy win for hantuyama!:worship: :kiss: go girls in the next round! i think they have a great shot to make atleast the qf or sf!:)

-sugi-
Jan 19th, 2007, 03:00 PM
Please beat Sania Ai :devil:

That will make my day

AJZ.
Jan 19th, 2007, 07:17 PM
Please beat Sania Ai :devil:

That will make my day

:lol:
I hope Hantuyama's experience will pull them through
wonder when doubles 3R will be? Sunday? Monday?

AJZ.
Jan 21st, 2007, 03:37 PM
Hantuyama is up fourth up on Show Court 2.
Poor Dani has three matches to play on Sunday though... I hope she wins them all !! especially this one against Garrigues/Mirza!!

-sugi-
Jan 22nd, 2007, 10:12 AM
HANTUYAMA WON :eek: :yippee:

A tight 3 setter but I am happy :)

-sugi-
Jan 22nd, 2007, 10:13 AM
next round vs Black and Huber :)

AJZ.
Jan 22nd, 2007, 10:38 AM
:woohoo:
Wow, good job... I didn't expect it to be honest, after Daniela's matches in the past days :)

They're playing tomorrow against Black/Huber
Daniela's playing mixed right now... I hope she recovers in time so they can kick their butt
3 wins... just three more.

AJZ.
Jan 22nd, 2007, 07:26 PM
They play third on Show Court 3 tomorrow, against Cara & Liezel, the third seeds.
Dani's played more tennis, but both Cara & Liezel played two matches yesterday, so they may not be completely fresh; furthermore, Ai only played the doubles match... so it's an even scale.
Good luck!! You can do this girls!!!

AJZ.
Feb 17th, 2007, 05:16 PM
Now in Dubai
Versus (WC) Selima Sfar in the first round:

(1) Henin - BYE
Srebotnik vs. Q
Ai vs Sfar
Daniilidou vs (7) Li

-sugi-
Feb 17th, 2007, 05:20 PM
Good first match, she beat Selima last year in Doha.

TennisPlayingFox
Feb 17th, 2007, 07:33 PM
Not a bad draw. She should get past the first round easily then Li could be an interesting match. Good luck Ai!

-sugi-
Feb 18th, 2007, 04:16 PM
/1/ Black / Huber (ZIM/RSA) - Jankovič / N.Li (SRB/CHN)
Koryttseva / Muller (UKR/GER) - Santangelo / Uhlířová (ITA/CZE)
/3/ Hantuchová / Sugiyama (SVK/JPN) - Kostanič Tošič / Perebiynis (CRO/UKR)
Husárová / Peschke (SVK/CZE) - Hingis / Kirilenko (SWI/RUS)

Medina Garrigues / Szavay (ESP/HUN) - K.Bondarenko / Dushevina (UKR/RUS)
Kuznecova / Molik (RUS/AUS) - /4/ Gronefeld / Shaughnessy (GER/USA)
Rodionova / Ehritt Vanc (RUS/ROM) - Lichovceva/ Vesnina (RUS/RUS)
Daniilidou / Wohr (GRE/GER) - /2/ Schiavone / Srebotnik (ITA/SLO)

AJZ.
Feb 18th, 2007, 05:32 PM
still with Dani! Interesting
I can't believe Hingis/Kirilenko though! I did see them practice together once but I never thought I'd seem them playing doubles together.
Well, all the best!

TennisPlayingFox
Feb 19th, 2007, 09:10 PM
Ai def Sfar 6-4, 5-7, 6-3! it was a hard fought match but she got through it! She now faces Danilidou! good luck Ai!

AJZ.
Feb 19th, 2007, 09:14 PM
I hope she kicks Eleni butt :fiery:

It was tough to play against Selima Sfar though so :shrug: I just hope she plays her best!

Her serve is really a liability now...

AJZ.
Feb 20th, 2007, 07:18 PM
Ai is on first tomorrow against Eleni :) at 2 Dubai time.

Hantuyama won 6-4 6-1 against Kostanic Tosic/Perebiynis. Not too shabby :woohoo:

pcrtennis
Feb 21st, 2007, 01:28 AM
I hope she takes out the awful Greek.

-sugi-
Feb 21st, 2007, 07:55 AM
time for revenge :)

AJZ.
Feb 21st, 2007, 11:13 AM
Sugi won the firsst set 7-5!!

oaki
Feb 21st, 2007, 12:38 PM
Sugi is now 7-5 1-6 3-5 please hang in there.. this match is yours.. :(

-sugi-
Feb 21st, 2007, 12:44 PM
:scared:

martin white
Feb 21st, 2007, 01:07 PM
aichan751657:sad: ai had a chance at 5-5 to hold for 6-5!tough luck ai, best of luck for qatar next week!:)

-sugi-
Feb 21st, 2007, 01:11 PM
Fucks sake :o

I hate Daniilidou so much. I don't know if she did it in this match but in Seoul and Hasselt she always uses so many tactics and gamesmanship to win :sad:

At Hasselt Ai led 60 30 when Eleni then called the trainer and completely ruined the momentum. :o

I used to like Eleni as well :tape:

pcrtennis
Feb 21st, 2007, 07:07 PM
God I hate daniilidou....Ai should have won this match. I wish for nothing but failure and disappointment for Daniilidou...she's my new Schiavone.

Come on Ai, play better in Doha now.

What racquet is Ai using now...it looks different...or at least another paintjob

AJZ.
Feb 21st, 2007, 09:26 PM
Ai has SF points to defend in Doha though :eek:
She was so close to entering the top 20 :sad:

I don't like Eleni anymore... I'm a bitter Ai fan :lol:

I hope Ai and Dani win in dubs tomorrow!

AJZ.
Feb 22nd, 2007, 08:54 PM
Ai/Dani def. Husarova/Peschke 6-3 6-1
They did good ;) Two good players!
But now against the Giants Black & Huber... who have a HUGE win streak... Do your best ;)

TennisPlayingFox
Feb 25th, 2007, 03:55 AM
Ai faces Molik in the first round of Doha. If she wins that then she faces Henin. Good luck Ai!

pcrtennis
Feb 25th, 2007, 07:03 AM
That's such a tough draw...Hope she takes out Molik...will be tough but it's very winnable...

AJZ.
Feb 25th, 2007, 02:41 PM
Ai just missed out being seeded :sobbing:
If it had been next week's rankings, she would have been the eighth seed :bigcry:

But good luck against Molik!

TennisPlayingFox
Mar 11th, 2007, 12:32 AM
Ai won her first match in Indian Wells! She beat Yuan 7-6, 6-4! Good luck in round 3 Ai!

LegionArgentina
Mar 11th, 2007, 04:02 PM
Yeah :yeah:

GO Sugi :hearts:

-sugi-
Mar 11th, 2007, 11:19 PM
:rocker2: Good luck in round two

TennisPlayingFox
Mar 13th, 2007, 02:49 AM
Ai def Garbin 6-7, 6-1, 6-1. nice job Ai! Good luck against Sveta!

ex hopman
Mar 13th, 2007, 07:26 AM
I went to watch this game.

I could see her service has been improving after the form change.

Last time I saw her (in San Diego last year), her strokes didn't have a great rhythm and service was weak...so it was easily attacked and she made tons of errors.

Today against Garbin who hit really hard, Ai made her move around a lot using lots of lobs and net plays. Her strokes weer there too. She definately played top 15 tennis today.

The first set was...
she just needed some time to adjust to Garbin's balls.
I was a bit worried only for a few games... but after that, I knew she'd win... and Garbin's mental was gone during the 2nd and 3rd.

Against Kutzy, Ai needs to do more than today.
She can't just return the balls. She needs to be consistant in strokes and has to mix up with other stuff too.

It was good to meet her again! :D

-sugi-
Mar 13th, 2007, 08:03 AM
Thanks for the report ex hopman :hug:

ex hopman
Mar 13th, 2007, 08:33 AM
Some cameramen thought I was Ai's boyfriend... I guess it was bc I was there by myself... :p

pcrtennis
Mar 13th, 2007, 08:38 AM
Some cameramen thought I was Ai's boyfriend... I guess it was bc I was there by myself... :p

You talked to her? How well do you know her and what did dyou say? Anything else from the match? Did she seem happy about moving on? Fill us in!!!

oaki
Mar 13th, 2007, 01:09 PM
great report Exhopman!!! :D

nice to hear that her serve has been improved and well..
the cameraman must have seen you getting intimate with Ai hehee... :D

Tenis Srbija
Mar 13th, 2007, 01:30 PM
C'mon Ai :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

LegionArgentina
Mar 13th, 2007, 01:32 PM
Thanks for the report :yeah:

Good luck against Sveta

ex hopman
Mar 13th, 2007, 01:57 PM
We said hi, and asked her about doubles.
She'll play with Ayumi from May... then fans came in...so I ran away to Ai's mom to say hi... :p

I used to work at where Ai used to live/train.

LegionArgentina
Mar 14th, 2007, 12:53 PM
Sveta def Sugi 6/2-6/2 in 1h20min

:sad:

-sugi-
Mar 14th, 2007, 07:24 PM
:sad:

AJZ.
Mar 19th, 2007, 05:54 AM
not a bad result, she defended her points :)
good luck in miami ai !

-sugi-
Mar 19th, 2007, 08:31 PM
R2 vs Camerin or Yakimova in Miami

AJZ.
Mar 19th, 2007, 09:23 PM
Yakimova revenge... hopefully?
QF points to defend here...
Safina and Petrova in her part of the draw though.. eek!

Do your best sugi!

-sugi-
Mar 19th, 2007, 10:12 PM
Ganbatte Ai :rocker2:

AJZ.
Mar 20th, 2007, 07:15 PM
I'm anxious to see the doubles draw :)
I wonder if Kata/Ai will be a good team...

LegionArgentina
Mar 21st, 2007, 03:46 AM
Hantuchova/Hingis vs Sugi/Kata :drool:

What a interesting match to watch :hearts:

pcrtennis
Mar 22nd, 2007, 09:06 PM
Ai against Yakimova, hope Ai takes her out...she has a trend of beating young players after losing to them the first time...

AJZ.
Mar 23rd, 2007, 07:54 PM
Ai got revenge! 6-4 6-0... Amazing win!
The serve seems to be getting better... 70% first serves in (68% 1st serve points won), 2 aces to 5 double faults. (One game, she served two :o) But she was only broken once, so I think it's a lot more solid :)

In the second set, she won 75% of the points! :)

Good luck against Dinara (she currently leads 6-1 so I think she'll be the opponent!)

pcrtennis
Mar 23rd, 2007, 08:11 PM
Go Ai!!! I'm very impressed by that scoreline. Her serve is definitely getting better and it seems to be stronger now than before she changed it, like ExHopman said.

Ai has a good head to head against Safina though she lost to her the last time a couple years ago...but that was in the midst of her losing streak in the beginning of 2005.

I think she can do it!

AJZ.
Mar 24th, 2007, 09:18 PM
Hingis/Hantuchova def. Sugiyama/Srebotnik 6-4 6-2 :sad:
The match lasted an hour and thirty-seven minutes, though, so it wasn't a complete smackdown. No 40-0 games I think...
It's too bad though. I really thought they could pull this one out :sad:

LegionArgentina
Mar 24th, 2007, 11:33 PM
Hingis/Hantuchova def. Sugiyama/Srebotnik 6-4 6-2 :sad:
The match lasted an hour and thirty-seven minutes, though, so it wasn't a complete smackdown. No 40-0 games I think...
It's too bad though. I really thought they could pull this one out :sad:

What a shame :hug:

Better luck in singles :kiss:

AJZ.
Mar 25th, 2007, 02:55 PM
About to go on court to play Dinara :)

I love my new avatar :hearts:

AJZ.
Mar 25th, 2007, 05:18 PM
Ai lost 6-4 3-6 6-1 to Dinara :sad:
She had her chances... but in the last set her serve really crumbled. Dinara served really really well...
:sad: She'll be around #25 in the rankings next week.

Oh well, now the clay season. She doesn't have tons of points to defend there, does she? ^o) She does in Doubles though... her doubles ranking is really going to slip...

Ah, I'm disappointed :sad:

LegionArgentina
Mar 26th, 2007, 02:59 AM
Sugi :sad:

I tought that you could be Dinara, when you won the second set but in the 3rd she started to play better :sad:

AJZ.
Mar 27th, 2007, 09:20 PM
Ai won't be playing until mid-May...
She hasn't entered any green clay events, and she's not entered in Berlin.
So, she won't be playing until mid-May, except for Fed Cup :sad:

Her doubles ranking is slipping... I don't know if she can defend all the points in the clay season (Rome W, RG F, Berlin QF) so I think she might slip out of the top 20 :eek:
And who knows about her singles ranking... She's hovering around #25, but maybe she'll get passed during the clay season?

AyumiMorita
Mar 30th, 2007, 05:23 AM
it seems she will playing some of the 50K tournies in Japan
Gifu and Fukuoka
hopefully playing doubles with Ayumi Morita
singles not confirmed but i doubt it
i think she might be helping Ayumi Morita

sugifan
Mar 30th, 2007, 06:26 PM
hey !!!!!!!!!! i'm so happy !! i 'm going to the Fed Cup next month in Limoges !! i'm going to see Sugiyama in real for the first time !!! i'll take as many pictures as possible and post them here !!

AJZ.
Mar 30th, 2007, 07:17 PM
That's cool about the 50ks :)

And sugifan, that's exciting for you!! :):) That'll be really great!!
Will you cheer for Japan or France? :lol:

sugifan
Mar 30th, 2007, 08:58 PM
That's cool about the 50ks :)

And sugifan, that's exciting for you!! :):) That'll be really great!!
Will you cheer for Japan or France? :lol:

for Japan of course ! Ai is my favorite player and i hate nationalism !!:lol:

it will be very fun , being the only supporter of Japan against the entire crowd ! hopefully Ai will notice me !

AJZ.
Mar 31st, 2007, 01:37 AM
for Japan of course ! Ai is my favorite player and i hate nationalism !!:lol:

it will be very fun , being the only supporter of Japan against the entire crowd ! hopefully Ai will notice me !

I know how it feels though... when Wozniak was playing against Sugiyama on Center court, I was the only one for Sugiyama :lol: You could hear me shouting "Go Sugi!!!" really loud.

I was really high up though, but at the end I sneaked into the VIP section. I was right up close. I think she could hear me (hell, she probably recognized me... I was at a lot of her training sessions lol!)

-sugi-
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:24 AM
I know she is playing Gifu, but what is your source for Fukuoka? I haven't heard this.

pcrtennis
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:49 AM
hey !!!!!!!!!! i'm so happy !! i 'm going to the Fed Cup next month in Limoges !! i'm going to see Sugiyama in real for the first time !!! i'll take as many pictures as possible and post them here !!

Lucky! That'll be great.


I wonder if Ai will play singles in Gifu and Fukuoka...? That'll be interesting...

AJZ.
Apr 1st, 2007, 01:00 AM
Lucky! That'll be great.


I wonder if Ai will play singles in Gifu and Fukuoka...? That'll be interesting...

Probably not... I mean, it'd be like 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-1 or something like that... She'd want the players there to get experience against players their own calibar, I think.

-sugi-
Apr 1st, 2007, 08:59 AM
Nakamura normally plays Gifu, and Challenger players can give good fights against Ai, ie. Sfar in Dubai ;)

AJZ.
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:27 PM
Nakamura normally plays Gifu, and Challenger players can give good fights against Ai, ie. Sfar in Dubai ;)

For some reason I was thinking it was a lot less quality players :lol:

I feel stupid xD

-sugi-
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:51 PM
Its ok :hug:

Other Japanese girls will be playing ie, Erika, Seiko, Junri, Yurika, Erika S, Tomoko and co. They could all give a battle I think.

AJZ.
Apr 1st, 2007, 05:43 PM
When exactly is Gifu??

-sugi-
Apr 1st, 2007, 06:32 PM
Late April

AJZ.
Apr 1st, 2007, 06:35 PM
Ah... after Fed Cup? or before?

I wonder if Momo will play fedcup. Her not playing is probably Japan's only chance :tape:

-sugi-
Apr 1st, 2007, 06:40 PM
After :)

I hope not.

Akiko and Ai should play the singles cos Aiko sucks on clay

AJZ.
Apr 1st, 2007, 07:32 PM
Oh yeah?
When will the squads be announced??

sugifan
Apr 2nd, 2007, 12:00 AM
i heard that mauresmo won't play for the fed cup !!

the main french players would be golovin( tough for Ai) bartoli, dechy , bremond and maybe loit

AJZ.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 12:47 AM
Bartoli, Dechy & Bremond are beatable... Golovin, eh, if she's having an off day...

This gives hope to the Japanese team...!

sugifan
Apr 2nd, 2007, 01:07 PM
i think it's gonna be tough for each team ! on clay Loit is good but this is not the favorite surface of dechy golovin or bremond !

But Sugiyama daes not play her best tennis on clay either ! Morigami is not bad on clay ! i'm worried about Nakamura on clay ......

Golovin didnot play good these days, same thing for Bartoli ! but Dechy is playing better i think !

this is very hard to guess who will win ..... even if France is the favorite so far !!

even the doubles match will be tough !! dechy and golovin are good doubles players as well !!


arfffff i can't wait !!


by the way daes anyone knows some words in japanese?? i'd like to support Ai the best i can :)

-sugi-
Apr 2nd, 2007, 04:15 PM
Really Bartoli? She rarely plays Fed Cup

Aki is a skilled clay player, she beat Nadia at Roland garros last year, destroying her.

Aiko and Ayumi will be the weak links.

AJZ.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:59 PM
I think that Japan has about the same chance as France at this point... TBH I think Sugiyama would be good on clay, no? She has a counterpuncher game...

I guess all we can do is wait, it is in three weeks lmao

pcrtennis
Apr 2nd, 2007, 07:20 PM
I think that Japan has about the same chance as France at this point... TBH I think Sugiyama would be good on clay, no? She has a counterpuncher game...

I guess all we can do is wait, it is in three weeks lmao

SHe's really not though, she hits the ball flat and takes the ball very early...not a great game for clay neccessarily...But she capable of having good wins. was points away from beating Kuznetsova on clay a few years ago, has beaten many gooood players on it and has made the 4th round of the FO couple times and the semis of Rome. I think she's going to have a tough time against Golovin but will or should beat the others. She loves to play against Bartoli.

Akiko will be great on clay, she likes it. Ayumi could be very good on clay too, I htink she'll have the best clay career of any othe others.

AJZ.
Apr 20th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Fed Cup is tomorrow!! OOP:

Sugiyama vs. Dechy
Golovin vs. Morigami
Golovin vs. Sugiyama
Dechy vs. Morigami
Sugiyama/Morita vs. Golovin/Bremond
(Nakamura and Razzano getting the slammer :o)

I hope that Ai opens with a win on Saturday, she's really what the Japanese team is relying on to win :o

-sugi-
Apr 20th, 2007, 11:47 PM
:scared:
Hopefully a Frenchy poster can upload these matches.

AJZ.
Apr 21st, 2007, 04:31 AM
hopefully! they all look amazing :)
Golovin vs. Sugiyama :drool: I don't know why, but I feel that match will be epic.

I like Ai's new hair :)

RND
Apr 21st, 2007, 08:00 AM
I didn't post here often but my heart is always here. :hug: Good luck Ai.Hope you'll take down Golovin. :)

-sugi-
Apr 21st, 2007, 08:57 AM
Y.J.CHANfan :rocker2: :wavey:
Great to see you here :)

Ayumi looks so cute :awww:

-sugi-
Apr 21st, 2007, 02:12 PM
Reception...
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/7303866.jpg
http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/7303863.jpg

AJZ.
Apr 21st, 2007, 07:41 PM
They're so cute!!
Ai lost to Dechy 5-7 1-6 :sad: That's too bad... good luck against Tati.

-sugi-
Apr 21st, 2007, 07:49 PM
I think Morita is hot there :tape:

AJZ.
Apr 22nd, 2007, 03:11 PM
Ai lost 7-6 6-0 to Golovin: France advances 3-0 :sad:

It was a good fight in the first but she choked two SPs away... :sad:

I hope Ai can pick up her game...

AJZ.
Apr 22nd, 2007, 11:11 PM
Ai and Ayumi lost 6-1 6-2 to ... Bremond/Dechy :help:
If they want an Olympic medal, they've got a vast way to go!

sugifan
Apr 24th, 2007, 04:51 PM
hello everyone ! i'm back from limoges and it was an amazing weekend ! of course i'm disappointed by the japanese result ! all matchs were very tense and the results don't show how hard it was for the french players to win !!

i'm also very disappointed by the french audience which was not fairplay and there were some wrong calls against the japanese players ! i guess it was predictable ! sugiyama and morigami played extremely well !!! and they lost mainly because it was on clay and because 99% of the audience was against them , but me , a friend of mine and 5 japanese who came especially for the fed cup and who were very nice ! they gave me the official tshirt of the japanese team with Suzuki's autograph on it !!!!

anyway golovin and dechy played extremely too and i'm quite surprised , especially for dechy ! she didnt played some amazing tennis for a long time !!


But i'm very happy because i talked a little bit with sugiyama, morita and nakamura durind their training cession at the end of the first day and i have their autographs !! they were very nice and shy but also very sad !

morita played well during the doubles match but she was very nervous and impressed, but i could already see that she is to become a very good player !

-sugi-
Apr 24th, 2007, 06:59 PM
wow, you are so lucky. I am so jealous :(

AJZ.
Apr 25th, 2007, 02:07 AM
Nice story :)
It's hard to fight against a crowd :o
But it's so fun to see your faves play in person!!

I sent you my drawing pics Adam - please keep them private. Don't want it getting around.

-sugi-
Apr 25th, 2007, 06:38 AM
I like them, they are very good ;)

RND
May 3rd, 2007, 01:30 PM
Nice to see Ai/Ayumi is winning,63 61 in Gifu first round. :D Hope they will have the chance to join YEC with Yung-Jan/Chia-Jung.(That needs great efforts though...) :angel: :p At least,I'm very sure within a year before the Olympic Games they should be a dangerous team which could threaten any top duo. :armed:

AyumiMorita
May 5th, 2007, 08:40 PM
hopefully Ayumi can get her ranking up so she can play higher level tournaments with Sugi

AJZ.
May 6th, 2007, 03:40 PM
Ai/Ayumi def. Iijima/Okamoto 6-1 3-6 6-0

Encouraging result ;)
Maybe Ai's confidence will heighten

AJZ.
May 6th, 2007, 06:01 PM
(5) Ai/Kata vs. Barrois/Birnerova
Dominguez Lino/Pennetta vs Dushevina/Voskoboeva
Bremond/Tu vs. Malek/Petkovic
(2) Black/Huber - BYE

Ai is playing doubles and not singles in Berlin
Great idea, imo, if Kata and Ai want to have a chance at RG, to start playing right now!
Ai has QF points to defend... hopefully will get that far

AJZ.
May 9th, 2007, 07:21 PM
Ai/Kata def Birnerova/Barrois 6-4 6-4
Close match, but I get they need to up their confidence... I hope they can do well :)
2R versus Dominguez Lino/Pennetta
Allez!

AJZ.
May 11th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Ai/Kata def. Flavia Pennetta/Lourdes Dominguez 6-0 6-0 :woohoo: Amazing result
But Ai/Kata then lost to Black/Huber 6-0 4-6 [7-10]
I'm really against the supertiebreaker idea, they should have won that match had it gone to a real third set :o
But I think it's a good result - hopefully their confidence will heighten
Ai matches her QF result last year (but also loses the match with a bagel set lead! :lol:)

crazillo
May 11th, 2007, 09:07 PM
Good result for Ai. Three bagel sets in a row in doubles is quite rare. :p

AJZ.
May 12th, 2007, 07:11 PM
Rome singles Draw
(11) Peer vs Radwanska
Ai vs Kirilenko
Q vs Poutchkova
(8) Serena - BYE

She beat Kirilenko at Tokyo this year... so hopefully she can repeat that task? And she might have a crack at her opponent in Round Two (Peer a bit out of form). So I hope for this tournament that she can get a match-up with Serena and defend her doubles title! :)

-sugi-
May 12th, 2007, 07:21 PM
:yeah: Nice draw,
Kirilenko sucks recently, losing to NIka Ozgevic :tape:

AJZ.
May 12th, 2007, 07:23 PM
You're kidding! She didn't really lose to her? When? Where? What?

Hope Ai can win this first round then :tape:

LegionArgentina
May 12th, 2007, 07:34 PM
Go Sugi :bounce:

Goai
May 13th, 2007, 12:21 PM
Rome- I have a good feeling about this tournament :) I hope Ai shines. :)

AJZ.
May 13th, 2007, 07:01 PM
Doubles Draw
Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual (6) vs. Benesova/Voskoboeva
Muller/Navratilova vs Daniilidou/Woehr
Garbin/Vinci vs Loit/Pratt
Ai/Kata (4) - BYE

So their second round may be tricky, but I think they can have a good run here - or at least I hope so!! I hope Ai and Kata can win it because Ai has tons of points to defend :S

Ai plays Kirilenko first up on Center Court Monday

Goai
May 14th, 2007, 03:08 PM
A.Sugiyama beat. M.Kirilenko 6-4 5-7 7-5. Ai had triple match point at 5-4 in the third before being broken. But she recollected to quite easily win the last 2 games. 11 double faults if I'm not mistaken, which is not outrageous compared to her serving earlier this year. And it was a long match. Yay! :banana:

AJZ.
May 14th, 2007, 07:21 PM
2 hours and 49 minutes :eek:
Fantastic win ;) I hope I can watch it
Really tight, needed this for her confidence
Good luck against Peer who beat Radwanska 60 20ret

nouf
May 15th, 2007, 10:31 AM
kirilenko vs sugiyama online! enjoy!
http://www.tatiana-golovin.fr/rome2007.php

AJZ.
May 15th, 2007, 08:25 PM
Thanks :) It'll be my match to watch this week :lol:

Ai vs. Shahar on Court 6
Hope Ai can score the upset! If she does she has a chance at a top 24 seeding at RG!

AJZ.
May 16th, 2007, 07:08 PM
Ai lost 6-0 6-2
A really bad score.. but the games seemed closely contested
Still rather disappointing, though, after the inspiring win vs. Kirilenko :sad:

Playing doubles tomorrow vs. Garbin/Vinci

AJZ.
May 17th, 2007, 07:08 PM
Ai's title defence is over before it really began, lost 63 57 [9-11] :sad: Crushing defeat

Goai
May 18th, 2007, 05:59 AM
So tight the second tie-break as well. Oh well, look to next week Ai!

AJZ.
May 18th, 2007, 08:08 PM
There's a really good article on WTATour.com about Ai and Kata's new partnership :)
They're both optimistic about their pairing, maybe Roland Garros will be good after all!!

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1354

I think they've started off well enough... losing to Black/Huber with a bagel isn't bad, nor losing to Hantuchova/Hingis, and it's understandable that they got beaten by the home favorites (especially when it's close like 9-9)

AJZ.
May 20th, 2007, 09:09 PM
Ai is the 22nd seed at Roland Garros.
She may draw any of these opponents in R3:
Chakvetadze, Safina, Petrova, Dementieva, Schnyder, Hantuchova, Peer, Golovin
Don't know which is best :shrug:

-sugi-
May 20th, 2007, 09:34 PM
Dementieva :D

AJZ.
May 21st, 2007, 08:19 PM
I don't know, they're all tough opponents... Here's hoping she doesn't draw Myskina, Azarenka or Radwanska in the first rounds either...

Ai's doubles ranking is starting its plummet... she went from #12 to #20 :sad: And with the 700 French Open points coming off soon, she'll land somewhere in the 50-60 range...

I really hope Ai picks it up in doubles :sad:

edit:
Really, the year so far has been lackluster... 11-11 in singles, with two or three good tournaments, and 12-9 in doubles with one ITF title and a Grand Slam QF, but still...
I really hope that the French Open starts something good for Ai ! She needs the boost. :)

AJZ.
May 27th, 2007, 04:48 AM
Ai's RG draw:
(21) Sugiyama vs Birnerova
Tu vs Oprandi
Kremer vs (Q) Szavay
(9) Chakvetadze vs Molik

I hope she can reach the 3R :) If she does, I'll be really happy
Scared about Meilen, though, she's done well on clay this year

TennisPlayingFox
May 27th, 2007, 08:19 AM
Good luck Ai!

AJZ.
May 27th, 2007, 10:06 PM
Doubles Draw:
(11) Peer/Safina vs. Pennetta/Vinci
Ivanovic/Kirilenko vs. Jankovic/Li
Foretz/Pin vs. Cornet/Fedossova
Hradecka/Voracova vs. (7) Ai/Kata

They're in (4) Peschke/Stubbs quarter.

I don't know what to think. I think they'll reach the third round, but from then on who really knows :shrug: I wish them the best of luck ;) It'd be really fantastic if they defended Ai's point :hearts:

AJZ.
May 28th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Ai's also playing mixed... with Jim Thomas. I wish she had a better partner :sad: I don't understand why she can't get better partners, either, she's a great doubles player...

They're up against the second seeds Ullyett/Huber first round, so I don't expect much.

AJZ.
May 28th, 2007, 09:27 PM
Ai is playing Wednesday against Birnerova because of the rain.. :sad:

AJZ.
May 30th, 2007, 07:13 PM
(21) Ai def. Birnerova 63 64
She choked in the second, up *41 40-0 :o
She had tons of UEs... but she got it through. Wonder what Eva plays like, though, to give her trouble.

Playing third against Meilen tomorrow.

AJZ.
May 31st, 2007, 05:25 PM
Ai is up 6-3 1-6 5-1* against Meilen
Rain delay.
I'm glad she regained composure after that rough second set - which was actually longer than the first set :lol:

RND
May 31st, 2007, 05:37 PM
Almost there,Ai!! :yeah: You'll gain a lot of points. :drool:

AJZ.
May 31st, 2007, 07:18 PM
Ai def. Tu 63 16 61
Maybe has to play mixed tonight (though I doubt it)
Will hover around #25 with new rankings, now, since Bondarenko lost... Stosur, AMG are still in it though, so is Schiavone, so who knows :shrug: Hope she can get another top 24 seeding at Wimbledon.

Happy she reached 3R :) Hope she challenges Chak/Szavay.

ae wowww
May 31st, 2007, 10:15 PM
Ai's also playing mixed... with Jim Thomas. I wish she had a better partner :sad: I don't understand why she can't get better partners, either, she's a great doubles player...

They're up against the second seeds Ullyett/Huber first round, so I don't expect much.

What do you mean by that?

AJZ.
May 31st, 2007, 11:07 PM
What do you mean by that?

Well, Ullyett & Huber are a good team, they've reached Mixed semis before (and a final if I recall correctly)
And Thomas is just a player you don't hear about every day in doubles :shrug: He's never really had stellar results, so I can't really see them getting far. I'll be really happy if they win their first match :)

(And, you know, it's because I have this unrealistic idea that she'll play with, say, Safin or Roddick :p :lol:)
I'm glad she's playing mixed though :)

-sugi-
Jun 1st, 2007, 07:51 AM
Ai :bounce:

AJZ.
Jun 2nd, 2007, 02:35 AM
Ai/Kata def. Hradecka/Voracova 67 75 62
Were down 14 in the second set :o
Can't believe they had so much trouble :help:
Pull it together against Foretz & Pin! Go girls, go!!

AJZ.
Jun 2nd, 2007, 01:41 PM
Ai lost to Chakvetadze 46 46
Still a great singles run for her :) Maybe she'll be inspired during the grass season!! :)
So close, just missed the critical points!

AJZ.
Jun 3rd, 2007, 01:57 PM
Ai/Kata def. Foretz/Pin 61 63
in under an hour!!
Great win, good for their confidence
Tomorrow against Safina/Peer (11) or Jankovic/Li (I figure that Jankovic will tank though...)
Go girls, go!! :)

AJZ.
Jun 4th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Ai/Kata def. Peer/Safina 61 62 :worship: Amazing

AJZ.
Jun 5th, 2007, 07:34 PM
Ai/Kata def. (16) Camerin/Dulko 46 75 63 in the QF :worship:
The first two sets were so close - barely a point's difference between the two teams. In the second set, no breaks were heard of until the very last game when they broke Dulko (or was it Camerin? the scoreboard was screwed up) and then they got ahead 30 in the first set to run away with it.

Playing up second against (1) Raymond/Stosur on Lenglen tomorrow. Reverse the result of last year's final!!

AJZ.
Jun 6th, 2007, 07:13 PM
And they've done it!
def. Raymond/Stosur (1)
1-6 6-4 6-3
:hearts: :bounce: Best result for Ai all year, for sure!!
Friday, it's the final against (17) Molik/Santangelo who beat (2) Black/Huber 63 36 63!
Do it girls!!

AJZ.
Jun 8th, 2007, 03:41 PM
Final soon :) I can't wait for it!! I so hope they win it... :hearts: They've got a great chance.

I hope they don't move it off Chatrier or else I'll be livid!!

AJZ.
Jun 8th, 2007, 08:20 PM
Ai/Kata lost to Molik/Santangelo 67 46 :bigcry:
They had saved six SP in the first, and then Ai DF on the seventh :bigcry:
I'm so sad :sad: that they lost... I really thought that Ai could win her fourth grand slam here!
She was so graceful in her speech, too, but I could see the disappointment through her words...
Hopefully it only goes up from here :)

Goai
Jun 9th, 2007, 05:36 AM
:bigcry: :bigcry:

-sugi-
Jun 9th, 2007, 08:17 AM
:sad:

AJZ.
Jun 9th, 2007, 02:57 PM
I think she even fell to her knees when she hit that DF :sobbing:
I still can't get over it
I hope they regroup and do better :)
It's still good for their confidence
It's only one match!! :)

AJZ.
Jun 10th, 2007, 04:11 AM
(12) Radwanska vs. Kremer
Likhovtseva vs. Mattek
Craybas vs. Q
(7) Sugi! - BYE

Birmingham :)

-sugi-
Jun 10th, 2007, 09:06 AM
A tough quarter :scared:
Aga is great on grass.
Likhovtseva and Craybas are always dangerous.

martin white
Jun 10th, 2007, 09:26 AM
pretty tricky section for ai,likhovtseva a good grass court player,id expect ai to come through:) go ai!:)

AJZ.
Jun 10th, 2007, 03:15 PM
A tough quarter :scared:
Aga is great on grass.
Likhovtseva and Craybas are always dangerous.

Indeed, very hard - but I think Ai can do it ;)
Don't know if she'll play doubles this week, so she'll only have singles to focus on.

Goai
Jun 12th, 2007, 09:05 PM
2nd round show-down with Morita!

AJZ.
Jun 13th, 2007, 12:44 AM
Versus Ayumi tomorrow :D So amazing!!
potential third round against Elena Likhovtseva

pcrtennis
Jun 13th, 2007, 02:14 AM
I really want Ai to win this match. I hate that Ayumi has to run up against Ai this early!

-sugi-
Jun 13th, 2007, 03:54 PM
Ai lost :eek:

Goai
Jun 14th, 2007, 03:07 AM
Was Ai injured? What happened? I can't believe it!

AJZ.
Jun 14th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Ai lost 46 61 26
I don't understand... I'm getting worried
Grass is her best surface!

Goai
Jun 15th, 2007, 04:56 AM
... Go Ai for next week :banana: I wonder what her seeding for Wimbledon will be...?

AJZ.
Jun 15th, 2007, 10:17 PM
Probably 25-32... Hopefully with her 4R points bonus she can get 16-24.
I'm so worried about her career :eek:

Goai
Jun 15th, 2007, 11:47 PM
Me too. Not to be downbeat, but I remember the last time she lost to a Japanese youngster (Nakamura) she started falling out the top 20. :(

AJZ.
Jun 16th, 2007, 05:49 AM
:eek:
I hope she can stay top 30 this year :sad: It's not looking fantastic though.
Her run at RG was encouraging but this... isn't :p
She has to have a good Eastbourne & Wimbledon to turn the season around.

AJZ.
Jun 16th, 2007, 06:36 PM
Ai has a very, very tough draw in Eastbourne.
1R: vs. Santangelo
and if she manages to win that she'd play Mauresmo (2).

I hope Ai can get revenge ;) But I don't know what to think.

AJZ.
Jun 17th, 2007, 08:10 PM
Ai's also playing doubles (but Kata is not playing Eastbourne)
Her partner is Vera Dushevina
First round against Groenefeld & Birnerova
Playing tomorrow in doubles :)
Good luck girls!!

AJZ.
Jun 18th, 2007, 10:24 PM
Ai/Vera def. Groenefeld/Birnerova 62 64
Hopefully creeping back into Doubles Top 10 :D

Versus Mara on Center Court, #3, tomorrow :)

RND
Jun 19th, 2007, 08:25 AM
Kata should've been in England.She not only lost embarassingly in the 1st round :o but missed the chance to warm up as a team with Ai. :tape:
Anyway good luck to them.I'm not really a fan of Srebotnik,but I have to say she was impressive in RG final.She showed some good doubles tennis. :yeah:

Go Ai...............Mara? :scared:

AJZ.
Jun 19th, 2007, 04:17 PM
Ai's up 5-2 ;)
She should have :o I guess she signed up to the wrong event.

AJZ.
Jun 22nd, 2007, 02:48 PM
Ai's Singles draw:

(26) Ai vs. (WC) South
Kirilenko vs. Cornet
Bremond vs. Bychkova
Chan vs. (2) Sharapova

It's a tough one, hopefully she'll reach 3R again :)

DOubles draw:
(4) Ai/Kata vs. Ehritt-Vanc/Rodionova
Loit/Pratt vs. Fedak/Kanepi
Borwell/Curtis vs. Bartoli/tu
Vaidisova/Strycova vs. (14) Dushevina/Perebiynis

In her quarter, there are also the Williams Sisters, Likhovtseva/Sun and Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual.

Two rough draws, but good luck Ai (& Kata!)
Hope that they win in doubles and that Ai makes it to the 3R :D

RND
Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:59 AM
Ai has to get past Mel. ;) But after that it won't be easy at all.I don't see her making 4R again,yet,you're right,hopefully she can reach 3R. :D

I actually like their section in doubles draw.If you look up all the first-rounds for the other seeds,it couldn't be easier for Ai/Kata. :D They should at least be into QF.Then,yes the Williams' are... :scared:

-sugi-
Jun 23rd, 2007, 10:28 AM
As long as she gets past South who is a good player, she defeated Schiavone last year, and Molik and Brianti lately, I can't see her losing to Kirilenko or claycourter Cornet.

AJZ.
Jun 26th, 2007, 12:58 AM
Ai plays on Court 18 tomorrow aganist Melanie (third up) so it'll be on Wimbledon Live! :) Good luck Ai ;)
I hope she can beat Mel ! :) I don't really know about Kirilenko or Cornet, they're both good players - but is Cornet really a claycourter? That could be a nice advantage.
I think what makes me insecure is that she is 0-2 on grass so far :S But her experience will pay off, hopefully, tomorrow!!

They actually did get a good draw - they just have to capitalize, I guess!! I wish them the best :)

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 26th, 2007, 06:36 PM
Ai def South 6-3, 6-2! She played pretty solid and got a nice win! Next is Cornet. Take her down Ai!

AJZ.
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Good job Ai :) I can't wait to watch it later - I got home at match point LOL
She looks really happy :) First win on grass!

Let's go, take down Cornet!!

RND
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:59 PM
Decent scoreline. :cool: I wish I was able to watch it. :(

AJZ.
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:56 PM
You can't get Wimbledon Live, YJFan? :sad:

That's too bad... I can't wait to watch doubles, presuming some are put on showcourts. :S

pcrtennis
Jun 27th, 2007, 05:31 AM
Players

A. Sugiyama - 26 June




Ai Sugiyama

A. Sugiyama - 26 June
Tuesday, 26 June, 2007


Ai Sugiyama (JPN) [26] beat Melanie South (GBR) 6-3, 6-2

Q. How pleased were you with your performance?

AI SUGIYAMA : I'm very pleased the way I played today. I know that Melanie I played her last year once, and it was a really close one, and I know it's going to be really tough on grass especially.

But I think as a first match, I think I was a good match for me, and I knew that she was going to serve good so I had to hold my serve. The serve game was key, but I think I could concentrate on my service and got good rhythm from it.

Q. What happens for you the rest of the tournament?

AI SUGIYAMA : Well, each match is going to be a really tough one for me. Now I'm playing again a young one, play against Cornet. She just beat Kirilenko, so it's going to be a tough one. But yeah, I'm really happy to be here again. This is my 15th time, so I'm enjoying right now to be here and playing, so hopefully I can stay as long as I can.

RND
Jun 27th, 2007, 10:52 AM
The 15th time!! :eek: No matter what will happen in the next rounds I hope she can smile it through. :awww:

I love the eagerness in her eyes in this picture-yeah I know,large enough to be a desktop. :p
http://tennisjp.cocolog-nifty.com/./photos/uncategorized/011_3.jpg

AJZ.
Jun 27th, 2007, 02:05 PM
New desktop found :angel:
At least for a while :p
Funny, eh? fifteen times... wow.
Hope she can have a wonderful Wimbledon :) Good luck against Cornet!!

LegionArgentina
Jun 27th, 2007, 02:28 PM
Go Sugi Go!

Best of luck in second round dear :hearts:

-sugi-
Jun 27th, 2007, 02:44 PM
:woohoo:

AJZ.
Jun 27th, 2007, 08:57 PM
Ai isn't playing mixed doubles - I wonder why! It'd be fun to watch her play mixed. Strange...

She's probably playing her second round tomorrow :)

pcrtennis
Jun 28th, 2007, 02:08 AM
Yeah I wish I could have seen her play mixed!