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Sharapova's_Boy
Dec 31st, 2006, 07:05 AM
Lucie's playing the Hopman Cup in Perth, partnering Tomas Berdych.

It wasn't the best of starts though, going down 2-1 to India today.

Sania Mirza (IND) def. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 6-2 6-2
Tomas Berdych (CZE) def. Rohan Bopanna (IND) 6-2 6-2
India def. Czech Republic 6-3 5-7 10-5

Sharapova's_Boy
Dec 31st, 2006, 07:07 AM
IMO Lucie didn't play too well against Sania.

Way too many errors, second serve looked weak. :(

She played better towards the end of the doubles though, too bad she and Tomas couldn't pull out the win. :sad:

Ambition
Dec 31st, 2006, 08:02 AM
Yeah Lucie was just hitting up the middle against Sania and I didn't really like it in her on-court interview after the mixed doubles how she said "I hope I play better in my next singles match." It sounds a bit like she hopes she gets lucky rather than she will play better.

Hant11
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:43 PM
next opponents for lucie and tomas : Anabel Medina Guarrigues and TOmmy Robredo
allez lucie

UDACHi
Jan 1st, 2007, 07:56 PM
i miss good lucie. :sobbing:

Langers
Jan 2nd, 2007, 03:00 PM
i miss good lucie. :sobbing:
"Good Lucie" was starting to appear in the mixed doubles game. ;)

I'm pretty confident she'll win her singles game tomorrow. :yeah:

-SheLL-
Jan 3rd, 2007, 03:49 AM
she beat Anabel Medina Guarrigues 4:6, 6:4, 6:4

~|Naomi|~
Jan 3rd, 2007, 05:00 AM
Lucie played well.
Slow start dropping her serve in the 1st game but she hung in there througout the set & didn't go away.
I really liked Lucie's attitude to keep fighting. Coming back from a break down in both 2nd and 3rd sets:)
By the end of the match Lucie was playing really well hopefully she can keep it up with all her Gold Coast points off Lucie's ranking needs a good week from her in Hobart.
Tomas Berdych was watching the whole match. Didn't leave till it ended even though he had to play straight after:p

First time Lucie beat Medina. Medina won 6-4 6-4 in Palermo last year.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 3rd, 2007, 05:14 AM
Yeah, towards the end of the match Lucie was really starting to find some of her old form. The forehand was awesome. :drool:

I was impressed with how her backhand really improved throughout the match.

She's also really cut out the double faults from her game. I know she still hit 5 today, but considering like 3 of them came from 1 game I'd say she's really improved it.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:19 AM
She played so much better than she did against Mirza :o

To be fair though, she was able to get into more of the rallies with Medina Garrigues. Whereas with Sania, Lucie couldn't get any rhythm because Sania was playing quite aggresively.

~|Naomi|~
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:26 AM
She's also really cut out the double faults from her game. I know she still hit 5 today, but considering like 3 of them came from 1 game I'd say she's really improved it.

I agree. I think 3 may have been in the 3rd set as well & given it went for 2hours+ fatigue & nerves probably played a part.

I hope Lucie can get another singles win. Would be good for her confidence before Hobart to win back to back matches.

Good Luck against Croatia:bounce:

Hant11
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:27 AM
Yes :bounce: First victory in 2007 :D :worship:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:37 AM
I agree. I think 3 may have been in the 3rd set as well & given it went for 2hours+ fatigue & nerves probably played a part.

I hope Lucie can get another singles win. Would be good for her confidence before Hobart to win back to back matches.

Good Luck against Croatia:bounce:

Yeah, exactly. Like in 2005, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Lucie hit 10+ double faults in a match.

But the second serve seems so much more solid now, which is awesome to see. :hearts:

Yellow Moon
Jan 3rd, 2007, 03:26 PM
From Lucie's match agst AMG:
http://imgs.idnes.cz/tenis/A070103_ROU_SAFAROVA1_V.JPG

UDACHi
Jan 3rd, 2007, 10:50 PM
saw the match from 4-6 3-4 down, so i guess i only got to see the best of it. ;) lucie made some real bad errors, but that's her game. some of the forehands later on were great. i think her serve was more consistent than usual, yes, but she wasn't winning as many free points with it. her volleys were superb, too. it'd be nice to see her employ a serve and volley tactic against some of these girls who she knows won't be wacking return winners. obviously against mirza, this isn't a smart thing to do, but i would have liked to see her at net a bit more vs. amg. overall, a real good performance with some breathtaking winners. hopefully, lucie hangs on to that form for a while and wins some matches at hobart and ao.

Modiac.
Jan 4th, 2007, 02:52 AM
I uploaded the 2nd set of CZE vs ESP mix doubles.
Enjoy it. :)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GZXKFYQS
Safarova/Berdych vs Medina Garrigues/Robredo(2nd set)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Z1LZ4T79
Safarova/Berdych vs Medina Garrigues/Robredo(The last game)

http://images.blogcn.com/2007/1/4/6/ChrisonWong,20070104114945.jpg

Hant11
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:28 AM
Thank you :D

SloKid
Jan 4th, 2007, 11:27 AM
Really good to see her win against AIMG. I'm thinking that Ancic shouldn't be too big of a problem for her. :unsure:
And hopefully Tomaš can win too.
I'm pretty confident about them beating Croatia, although it might come to the mixed.

~|Naomi|~
Jan 4th, 2007, 11:32 AM
Lucie def Ancic 7-5 6-2:)

Great to see Lucie win back to back matches to give her some confidence going into Hobart.

SloKid
Jan 4th, 2007, 11:40 AM
:lol: Didn't even realise that was played now.
Well done Lucie!

Seeing the results, I think it was good for her in the end to play Hopman Cup. Yes, she lost the Gold Coast points, but I doubt she would've been able to defend much anyway and this way she got some match practice and wins, which are always nice for the confidence.

~|Naomi|~
Jan 4th, 2007, 01:32 PM
Berdych lost to Ancic & then they withdrew from the mixed. I don't know the reason for them withdrawing but there are pics of Lucie in the pics thread getting treatment on her thigh, I hope it is only precaution & she will be okay for Hobart & AO.

Modiac.
Jan 4th, 2007, 02:37 PM
Hope she'll be fine and do well in Hobart. :)

BTW,I have Lucie vs AMG in Hopman Cup in my computer.Anyone interested in this match?

Hant11
Jan 4th, 2007, 02:39 PM
Yes i'm interested !! thxs very much :D

Modiac.
Jan 4th, 2007, 02:49 PM
Yes i'm interested !! thxs very much :D

Okay,I'll upload it tomorrow.:)
Starsports cut several games when showing the match.:sad: But I think the most excellent part is still there.

Hant11
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:11 AM
Safarova vs Medina Garrigues(1st and 2nd set):
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R5JBJ0NY

final set is uploading now. ;)

i downloaded the file but it's Sharapova/Yan :D not safarova/garrigues

Modiac.
Jan 5th, 2007, 03:53 AM
i downloaded the file but it's Sharapova/Yan :D not safarova/garrigues

OMG What's wrong with Megaupload today?! I uploaded three matches and it proved the same.:o
Don't worry.I'll re-upload it later.

Modiac.
Jan 5th, 2007, 07:01 AM
Can somebody please tell me how to upload the match? I have it on DVD but I am hopeless :o

Go to megaupload.com.;)

Modiac.
Jan 6th, 2007, 03:03 AM
Finally. :)
Safarova vs Medina Garrigues(1st&2nd set):
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JBASQFJV
Lucie vs AMG(final set):
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LR1WQA34
http://images.blogcn.com/2007/1/6/7/ChrisonWong,2007010612321.jpg
http://images.blogcn.com/2007/1/6/7/ChrisonWong,2007010612255.jpg

Hant11
Jan 6th, 2007, 12:50 PM
Thanks :worship: :worship: :worship: