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Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 10th, 2007, 05:39 AM
How do u guys reckon shell go:confused: I think shell at least get to the third round!!!!

aussy89
Jan 10th, 2007, 07:20 AM
hmm well if she shows up she should make the first round ahaha, well i cant tell until the draw is out, shes moving an playing very well, she didnt have much luk against janko but she gave her a run i think whith her seeding of 25(i think, with the withdrawels) she should make the 3rd round, but u jus never no with the aus open, lets jus wait till friday =) an fingers crossed for a dream draw.

Matt_014
Jan 10th, 2007, 09:31 AM
Yep we will be crossing our fingers.
Hopefully continue on like last year at the AO.
I reckon she can make it to the Quarters with a good draw run.
Just have to wait to see the draw hopefully all goes well for our Sammie
Smash 'Em Sam.

jas_aussie
Jan 10th, 2007, 09:45 AM
i think she will be the 24th seed which is alright which will probably put her to play between the 6 - 10 seed in the 3rd and i think she could win that match i think she could make the semi's!!

Ben.
Jan 10th, 2007, 09:59 AM
i'll wait for the draw to come out before i make my decision.

Wedgie619
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:48 PM
WOOOHOOOO!!! the draw is finally out and it is looking good for Sammy to reach the tird round at least..... in the first round sam will be playing a qually and the highest ranch qually after the first round is Kristina Barrois of Germany (117)

In the second round Stosur will go up against either Jelena Kostanic Tosic of Croatia (53) of Australia's own Sophie Ferguson (171)... these two matches should be easy for an in form Stosur so lets hope she brings her A Game.....

If ranking is any indication then Stosur sets up a third round meeting with Anna Chakvetadze (seeded 12).... Sammy has won their only encounter (6-4 6-4 in Linz 2006)

If Sammy reaches the fourth round she sets up an encounter with Patty Schnyder (seeded 8) or Alicia Molik.....

Good Luck Sammy for the AO and hoping that she can reach at least the 4th round (which she has a good chance of doing)

Smash Em' Sammy!!!

aussy89
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:10 AM
sam has a dream run, all she needs to do is take it an use it shes gota a very strong chance at the 4th rnd, sam jus play ur best tennis an a 4th rnd is urs for sure =) kick some butt grl cant wait to c u soon =)

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:39 AM
guys i really think sam has a great draw and could make the quarters... i dont think chekvetadze is as good as her ranking suggests and she will be tired after hobart and if sam makes the third round against probably patty or alicia i think she will have the momentum to win that fourth round match... i wont get ahead of myself but i couldnt have hoped for a better draw for sammy... good luck sammy smash em!

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:39 AM
guys i really think sam has a great draw and could make the quarters... i dont think chekvetadze is as good as her ranking suggests and she will be tired after hobart and if sam makes the 4th round against probably patty or alicia i think she will have the momentum to win that fourth round match... i wont get ahead of myself but i couldnt have hoped for a better draw for sammy... good luck sammy smash em!

Matt_014
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:40 AM
Great draw !!!!!
She's gonna do well now hopefully.
All we can do is sit back and cheer.
Smash 'Em Sam :worship:

jas_aussie
Jan 12th, 2007, 09:51 AM
I like this draw and i hope she plays sharapova in the QF i think she could win that match!! i think Sammy can do well here!!

Andy.
Jan 12th, 2007, 10:36 AM
Fantastic draw for Sami I hope she can take advantage of it. Good luck Sami

Wedgie619
Jan 13th, 2007, 04:14 AM
Well some good news for sammy..... the highest ranked qualifier was Julia Vakulenko UKR (118)
Wish Sammy all the best for her AO campaign.... lets hop she can defend her points from last year and maybe go further

Smash Em' Sammy

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 13th, 2007, 05:17 AM
good luck sam cant wait to see u play next week,,,

Wedgie619
Jan 13th, 2007, 06:44 AM
The qualifiers have been place in the main draw and Sammy's first round opponent is ..... Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic ranked 119 so hopefully this can be an easy win for sammy

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 13th, 2007, 07:05 AM
finger crossed u can do it sammy... does anyone know what happened between sam and lisa? i heard they had afalling out or is that just a rumour?

miss_molik
Jan 13th, 2007, 07:13 AM
^^ i haven't heard anything about that. i hope its just a rumour

Andy.
Jan 13th, 2007, 12:29 PM
Havent heard anything about a fight but I have another question, has Sam got a clothing sponsor because the logo on her clothing has been different this season ? its a triangle shape I dont know the brand, there are pix up on Getty with the Australian Open practice for good pix

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 13th, 2007, 09:16 PM
It is a sponser!!! It said in the paper!!!

Ben.
Jan 13th, 2007, 10:13 PM
which sponsor?

Ben.
Jan 13th, 2007, 10:15 PM
now that the draw is out i'll say her best result will be the 4th Round or worst the the 3rd Round.

aussy89
Jan 13th, 2007, 11:30 PM
lets go sammy, well i havnt heard this someone did ask if they were fighting cause lisa dropped out of singles but that was due to not feeling very well, i dnt think they had a falling out, unless they dnt play aussy open together in doubles then we no somethings up

Ben.
Jan 13th, 2007, 11:50 PM
i dnt think they had a falling out, unless they dnt play aussy open together in doubles then we no somethings up

yeah, just gotta wait for the doubles draw to come out for comfirmation.

aussy89
Jan 14th, 2007, 01:30 AM
sammys on talking tennis

Ben.
Jan 14th, 2007, 01:34 AM
sammys on talking tennis

yeah i know. i'm watching it now :D

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 14th, 2007, 01:43 AM
She looked nice and she has a clothing sponser now!!!

Ben.
Jan 14th, 2007, 02:13 AM
yeah it's great that sam has got a clothing sponsor at last :D

aussy89
Jan 14th, 2007, 02:15 AM
eres some pics i took =) she looked good =)

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p222/aussy89/P1140126.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p222/aussy89/P1140127-1.jpg

Ben.
Jan 14th, 2007, 07:03 AM
Seeded Stosur eyes Open quarter-finals - AAP
Sunday January 14, 4:47 PM

Seeded at a grand slam for the first time in her blossoming career, home hope Samantha Stosur has set her sights on matching Alicia Molik's memorable run to the 2005 Australian Open quarter-finals.

Stosur, who opens her campaign on Tuesday against Czech qualifier Klara Zakopalova, is seeded 24th for the season's first major and plans on making the most of her privileged position in the women's draw.

"You know that you're not going to play a top seed first up and that's obviously a good spot to be," Stosur said.

"Every match is going to be tough but I guess you've got to try to take advantage of it when you don't (play a big name).

Nothing less than a repeat of her career-best run to the last 16 at Melbourne Park last January will satisfy the ambitious Queenslander.

"I'd love to get to the same spot as I did last year, hopefully a bit better," Stosur said. "You've just got to go out there and play every match as it comes and hopefully it puts you deep in the second week."

Two years ago, Molik became the first local woman since Anne Minter in 1988 to make the Open quarter-finals.

Stosur, the world No.27, is hoping the Australian crowd support can will her to similar heroics.

"I just really enjoy playing in front of a crowd, especially when they're all cheering for you and clapping everything that you do," Stosur said.

"With everyone behind you, if you are in a sticky situation, they can help pull you out of it.

"I've had my best results here. I don't know if it's the courts or playing in Australia with the crowds behind me or exactly what it is.

"I guess if you want to do well anywhere, it's in your own country."

Scorching temperatures are predicted for Tuesday and Stosur, one of the fittest players on the WTA Tour, couldn't be happier.

"I heard it's going to be 39 degrees. If it gets to that, then that's fine with me," said the 22-year-old Gold Coaster.

"I think I can handle the heat hopefully and, if it's hot, it will probably suit my game a little bit more as well."

Stosur lost to Zakopalova on clay in their only previous meeting in the US two years ago, but the Czech has since plummeted down to 119th in the world.

"And I'm a lot better player than what I was then and I think these conditions and courts are going to suit me," Stosur said.

"So hopefully I can play well enough and get through."

Victory could set up a second-round clash with fellow Australian Sophie Ferguson, who plays American Laura Granville first up.

There are five Australians in action on Monday - day one of the tournament.

Teenage wildcard Jessica Moore faces a daunting Open debut against third-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, Casey Dellacqua takes on Slovenia's 21st seed Katarina Srebotnik and Monique Adamczak plays Iroda Tulyaganova of Uzbekistan.

Contesting his final Australian Open, Wayne Arthurs, at 35 the oldest player in the men's draw, meets Austrian Stefan Koubek, while Alun Jones is up against Frenchman Marc Gicquel.

That just shows that sam is ready to take it to the next level & is hungry for success :D

Andy.
Jan 14th, 2007, 10:02 AM
Thanks for the article, and its about time she got a sponsor. She also looked Fab on Talking tennis. Good luck Sami

miss_molik
Jan 15th, 2007, 03:29 AM
Who's the sponsor?

Pez
Jan 15th, 2007, 09:52 AM
hiya :)

double draw is out --> http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/wd/wddraw.pdf

sam & lisa r top seeded :D :D :D

*timtams*
Jan 16th, 2007, 06:03 AM
:wavey: hey guys,
im here in aus finally after a couple of delayed flights, apologies in advvance, im guessing where the letters are, cos im in an internet cafe and only 'q' and 'z' remain visible.

i have a quwstiion... day one jan 15th, sammys practice session. You were wearing a white cap, girl, darkish hair, you got sammy to sign like an a4 writing pad, with a photo of sam/lisa on it... you mentioned to sam that you were from the fanclub, i didnt hear your name... I was stood behind you, WHO WERE YOU? xx *becks*
i tried to hold out for the tues match on mca, but the heat was a killer, went back to apt at 5, really hope i dont her and she plays tomoz instead.

Have seen the 'smash em sams' om yellow this year.
Anywone else i should look out for?

aussie_fan
Jan 16th, 2007, 10:04 AM
had to leave as well, damn heat delay. Good win from sammy though

aussy89
Jan 16th, 2007, 12:18 PM
hey yeah that was me with the white cap ahaha, u should of said hello lol, i was part of the smashymotos today in mca awsme match an atmoshphere our sammy played well i was there from 9am an didint get home till an hour ago sammy kicked some butt but there were a couple of unforced errors an oppotunits she could of came into the net, but all in all happy for my sammy

Wedgie619
Jan 17th, 2007, 04:55 AM
WTG Sammy and Lisa winning their opening doubles match 6-1 6-3 over Natalie Grandin and Camille Pin....

Bring on the second round V's Sofia Arvidsson and Vladimira Uhlirova

Wedgie619
Jan 17th, 2007, 06:15 AM
Sammy will be playing her second round match on Rod Laver Arena at 7:30 p.m. (first match of the night session). Her opponent is Jelena Kostanic Tosic ranked 53 so another easy match hopefully for an inform Stosur..... the bst news is we all can watch the match on tv!!!

Smash Em' Sammy

jas_aussie
Jan 17th, 2007, 09:37 AM
Sammy will take Jelena down!! what happens if Sammy play Alicia in 4th round that will be a hard match to pick who to go 4 as i love them both!!

aussie_fan
Jan 17th, 2007, 10:17 AM
watched her doubles, nothing much to report, sam and lisa played a solid match and were just too good even though they lost serve a couple of times.

I was able to get her autograph! :)

aussy89
Jan 17th, 2007, 09:44 PM
yeah i was there to, they only lost on lisas serve i think or am i wrong meh i was jus watching them lol new they would win so wasnt watching how thy were playing, jus watching a game of tennis lol, but yeah wat about the chick in pink how is she a player, she didnt look very fit to me more like a local club player.

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 18th, 2007, 10:22 AM
poor sammy lost tonigt... she can win the dubs tho... yeh i was in mca against zakopalova u smashymotos rocked! i was gonna come join but thought u might reject me lol! i saw sammy and lisa play doubles too they were really solid for the first match...

jas_aussie
Jan 18th, 2007, 10:28 AM
i dont think i will get over this soon i love sammy :bigcry:

crys
Jan 18th, 2007, 11:41 AM
aww... I wish Sammy woulda gotten farther.. oh well :( But at least she is playingdoubles! and she's going to own!

aussy89
Jan 19th, 2007, 12:48 AM
yeah drowned my sorrows last night lol =p oh wells shes in doubles but i think she should stick to singels now, if sammy was in mca last night she would of won, theres only enough u can do to cheer her on th bluddy crowd did nothing it was jus us lol =p anyways im off for the day to c them in doubs will report tomorw thats if they play with the weather being bad an all.

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 19th, 2007, 02:35 AM
i think i was depressed after she lost... and i totally agree if she was on mca she would have won no probs... the atmosphere is so much better there i think

aussy89
Jan 19th, 2007, 02:53 AM
the atmosphere on mca is electric cause u got all the ppl that dress up in aussy stuff but they jus buy ground passes so they cant gt into rla, an u also get the drunken ones who jus let loose so mca for sam would of been sweet wen our group heard she was on rla we were like crap, but oh well.

sam hasnt played against many left handers plus she hasnt won many 3 setter matches after losing the first set so we wernt looking to good in the 2nd but sammy fired up got some nice 6 straight games but the 3rd set was jus nt our sammys. oh well. fingers crossed we c some sun an doubles today =)

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 19th, 2007, 09:01 AM
yeh go sammy win the dubs

aussy89
Jan 19th, 2007, 10:59 AM
in todays dubs i felt sry for the red head in th opposite team,(well nt really) sam hit her 3 times an ech time the chick tryed to return sammys serve she would fall over an loose her balance, she jus couldnt take it, but sammy hit her 3 times an got her bang smack in her face which took her out for like 1 minute. she was in pain, then the chick went for pay back an hit sammy but sam jus shruged it off an didnt care jus like ok u can have that one it was funny but our girls got up =) go team stosur,raymond

aussie_fan
Jan 19th, 2007, 12:23 PM
the atmosphere on mca is electric cause u got all the ppl that dress up in aussy stuff but they jus buy ground passes so they cant gt into rla, an u also get the drunken ones who jus let loose so mca for sam would of been sweet wen our group heard she was on rla we were like crap, but oh well.

sam hasnt played against many left handers plus she hasnt won many 3 setter matches after losing the first set so we wernt looking to good in the 2nd but sammy fired up got some nice 6 straight games but the 3rd set was jus nt our sammys. oh well. fingers crossed we c some sun an doubles today =)

yeah, mca creates a unbelieveable great atomsphere for the aussies, i have been at all of wayne arthurs matches this week (yes, today was extremely sad for me :sad: ) and the crowd go crazy. Same with smeets and dellaqua as well this week

I'm going to be annoyed at sam for this loss for quite a while, she had a huge chance to defend her points and to lose to a player like this just make she thinks he hasn't improved on her conisistancy which will affect her this year.

miss_molik
Jan 20th, 2007, 12:09 AM
yeah, mca creates a unbelieveable great atomsphere for the aussies, i have been at all of wayne arthurs matches this week (yes, today was extremely sad for me :sad: ) and the crowd go crazy. Same with smeets and dellaqua as well this week

I'm going to be annoyed at sam for this loss for quite a while, she had a huge chance to defend her points and to lose to a player like this just make she thinks he hasn't improved on her conisistancy which will affect her this year.

yeah, i was just shocked that she lost. i was worried about Alicia getting through, i thought sam would be fine. But its the other way around! Hopefully they can go and win the doubles now.

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 20th, 2007, 03:41 AM
that is funny bout the other girl in dubs match.. oh well she will get over it and i agree about sam im a little worried about her consistency and mental ability to play to her ability but i hope it was just a one time incident and she will improve as the season goes on...

*timtams*
Jan 20th, 2007, 04:22 AM
yep, i was totally buzzing for mca sammy match, but they shoved her on rla, a mistake i think. Hey aussy89 i saw you again... You was at 1st round dubs match, the larger girl in pink did totally look like she'd walked in off the street, grabbed a raquet and decided to play.
You were about 3 rows from the front, i was over the other side at th back, couldnt see very well but you hgad a sam shirt on, poss signed!

Hope to see you around the doubles or mixed over th next few days. I have a virus and ive totally had a shit cough and lost my voice, fun fun fun.
Do you know if they smashymotos are the same bunch this year cos they have some randm website on their backs...any clues?

xx *becks*

aussy89
Jan 20th, 2007, 04:35 AM
hey dude, ahaha if u c me come say hello if ur around ahah, the site is www.abovealllimits.com , im actually apart of the smashymotos so ull c me with the shirt on an the oakley hat they she gav us to wear at her matches, i personally dont think shell play today the weather is jus shit =( but yeah theres only 1 of us from the original bunch as the rest of the grils are in south africa playing touch footy, but alot of us are going bck home so thers only like 3,4 of us till the end of the ao. ill be at all her doubles matches, oh the website lol is acutally her clothing sponosr thats were we got the shirts from so theres no site for the smashys its jus her clothing sponosr website to promote it =)

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 20th, 2007, 09:41 AM
love u smashymotos ur awesome 4 sammy

aussie_fan
Jan 20th, 2007, 12:40 PM
yep, i was totally buzzing for mca sammy match, but they shoved her on rla, a mistake i think. Hey aussy89 i saw you again... You was at 1st round dubs match, the larger girl in pink did totally look like she'd walked in off the street, grabbed a raquet and decided to play.
You were about 3 rows from the front, i was over the other side at th back, couldnt see very well but you hgad a sam shirt on, poss signed!

Hope to see you around the doubles or mixed over th next few days. I have a virus and ive totally had a shit cough and lost my voice, fun fun fun.
Do you know if they smashymotos are the same bunch this year cos they have some randm website on their backs...any clues?

xx *becks*

looks like a few people were at that match, i was there as well. i have to agree about that larger girl in the pink (grandin?) she didn't look like a player at all.

*timtams*
Jan 21st, 2007, 05:56 AM
I want the original pink smash em sam t-shirt.
Hey aussy89, saw you again today (sunday), you was waiting for the bob bryan/lisa raymond vs molik and some bloke match, then it started pissing it down and you ran off, i took cover in the jacobs creek wine tent, ahhh yes!
You were at the wrong side to me again, and i only spotted you cos of the smash em shirt you had on.

I was gonna bring my bright pink signed shirt and stuff that i won but i knocked an 'a' off the australia printing on the back, so its being glued back on.

Sammys on bloody rla after fed tonight, so im giving up with the rain break till 6 and heading on back.
Will be on look out for sam/lisa match. Damn it i burnt my nose today.
woohooo some of the womens seeds are out. I thought the scoreboard was buggered when i saw mauresmo had lost, but then kuznetsova also lost according to the same scoreboard... is it right? or faulty!

xx *becks*

*timtams*
Jan 21st, 2007, 06:03 AM
:zzz: :zzz: omg i watched the hantuchova vs harkleroad match, it was soooo boring and drawn out, i kept finding myself falling asleep.:fiery:

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 21st, 2007, 07:01 AM
no the scoreboard was right,,, mauresmo, kuznetsova, dementieva and jankovic all upset today... not a good day for the favourites... hope sammy smashs em tonight in the mixed... go novak as well!

aussy89
Jan 21st, 2007, 12:18 PM
ahaha nice lol, i was sooo bored today kool yeah my sammy shirt rules lol, yeah i went to watch the federer match while i was waiting for sammy to come on pretty funny mixd doubles sammy an paes played good night sorta, ill be seeing the sammy.lisa match tomorw on voda if u wana join me my numbers 0408931765

Langers
Jan 21st, 2007, 01:34 PM
Still can't believe Sammy lost her 2nd round match. :sad:

I was there, and at her 1st round match too.

Disappointing.

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 21st, 2007, 08:25 PM
disappointing is an understatement... oh well she can focus on doubles no i suppose

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 22nd, 2007, 07:46 AM
Hey my computer has been broken so havent been on for a while but i was very annoyed with stosur and her singles but i got over it!!! She is still goin strong in mixed and womens doubles and i think her losing here so early will stir her on for her next tournament!!! Smash em sam!!

miss_molik
Jan 22nd, 2007, 09:55 PM
I really thought this was her year at the open, but it wasn't to be. Hopefully she can show some more consistency throughout the rest of the year

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 23rd, 2007, 12:25 AM
she'll come back stronger than ever in her next tournies... itll be great for sam to take out the MD or WD title here this year

aussy89
Jan 23rd, 2007, 03:03 AM
yeah lets c wat happens with nicole hr coach, sams got quarter points to defend in tokyo so shes gona have to be playing well =) but i think she can do better this yr at the other slams an get some nice points

*timtams*
Jan 23rd, 2007, 07:23 AM
:wavey: ill be seeing the sammy.lisa match tomorw on voda if u wana join me my numbers-

hey sorry didnt get the message in time. i was there in the shadey section, didnt spot you this time round. Missed most of the first set as there was an arsey security guard on, i nipped out to the toilet and then decided o get up the 'exit' stairs and make it in so i didnt miss anything, but he get a little pissed off and made me go back down th stairs and up the correct ones, thusmissing more than 4 games, TOSSER.
Saw sammy and lisa practise yesterday and the doubles match was a bonus. and then again today, saw sammy practice, she was out way earlier than i reckoned as her match is later, but its awesome, cos it was my last day today.
Fly to cairns to do some scuba on GBreef tomoz morning then home to skanky freezing shite uk in 10 days.
Its been a blast i'll post some pics when i get back. See you guys next year and i still want a smash em sam t-shirt, if anyone can hook me up with one for next year, that would be FAB. xx:bounce: :bounce:

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 23rd, 2007, 09:57 AM
sammy should be starting her doubles match soon... tough match against AG and shaughnessy... smash em sam (and lisa)

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 23rd, 2007, 09:58 PM
Sammy won her doubles match quite convincingly 6-3 6-2!!! Althought at one stage she only had 30% of first serves in!!!

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 23rd, 2007, 10:06 PM
sams serving did start off a bit sluggish but finished off well... nice win for team raysur against a quality opponent

aussy89
Jan 24th, 2007, 12:10 AM
yeah they won comfotably now they play a beta team i still think they can make the finals but theyl have to play like last night an abit better sams backahnd was jus something lol, it was soo on an wen its on its on aahah.

will be going out to watch both dubs today shall be good =) hope ya had fun becks cathchya next yr if u come =)

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 24th, 2007, 07:52 AM
did sam really lose today? i dont want to believe it.....

jas_aussie
Jan 24th, 2007, 09:26 AM
yeah they lost

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 24th, 2007, 09:31 AM
still standing in the mixed @ least

miss_molik
Jan 24th, 2007, 10:50 PM
argh they lost. how disappointing.

klok
Jan 24th, 2007, 11:16 PM
Lets hope Sammy and Paes can win the mixed now.

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 24th, 2007, 11:28 PM
hey guys if your interested sams website has been updated...

aussy89
Jan 25th, 2007, 03:58 AM
yeah nt fully yet though, prob be up fully running within the next week i think.

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 25th, 2007, 10:36 PM
Sam lost her mixed dbls quarterfinal :( She really should have on she had a set point and served for it twice they went down 7-6 6-1!!!

aussy89
Jan 25th, 2007, 11:21 PM
yeah oh wells, =( i hope next yr we do better in all areas, singles,mxd,dubs but the best news is she now has a full time coach a 14 week commitment with nicole bradtke an nicole said shes with sam to make the top 10 an thats how shes gona train sam, so sam will mostly play 3-4weeks in a row then 1-2weeks off an nicole wants sam at top 10 by year end.so theres promising signs for sammy =) sam will still play dubs but not as much as she did last yr.

greatgijsje
Jan 26th, 2007, 11:06 AM
I don’t wanna be rude, but all her former coaches were fulltime coaches and for example Gigi Fernandez had a commitment for 20 weeks. Look back at Sam’s results under the supervision of Gigi.

Many coaches, but still not ranked in the Top 20. IMO a lot of stuff to think about for Sam…………
It’s now Nicole’s turn, good luck to her!

ohgollymissmolik
Jan 27th, 2007, 05:05 AM
I hope this coaching arrangement works out positively for Sam. Is Nicole actually going to travel with her or will Sam be coming home for the 1-2 week breaks between tournaments to train? Anyone know? I hate to be negative but I can't see it working unless Nicole is with her fulltime on the road.

Poor Sammy hasn't had much luck with coaches in the past and a 14 week contract is an incredibly short period of time and will only take Sam up to early April. Call me a cynic but I'd be trying to contract a coach for at least another month to prepare me right up to the French Open (if I were a player, which I'm not obviously!).

My fingers are crossed that at the end of the day, they achieve what everyone wants to see - Sammy in the Top 10.

ohgollymissmolik
Jan 27th, 2007, 05:16 AM
On another note - I threw a brilliant hissy fit at the Oz Open while watching Sammy warm up last Tuesday.

I was sitting with a friend at Court 4 behind this cranky old couple who were whinging about the cyclic weather in Melb, then they started saying they thought Sam was too muscular and unladylike. I bit my tongue and kept quiet (which is hard for me to do). Then they cracked a comment about not understanding why adults (I assumed this was directed at my friend and I who were snapping away pics of Sam and Lisa) want to take photos of tennis players and THEN the woman said she really doesn't think Sam has the ability to go any higher in singles than she is and it's only luck and the "beastly serve" that has her there now.

At that point, I lost it. I've never even met Sam but I felt like I had to defend her so I spun around and let loose telling the couple to go back to their Sunday social doubles at their tennis club and stop criticising Australia's BEST female player. I said i didn't understand why the hell they were sitting their watching her train if they had no interest in her and were only going to be critical. The woman told me and I quote, "you're a very rude young lady". My friend dragged me to another seat at that point before I started swearing!

What sucked is I was so involved in this stupid argument, Sam had left the court and I didn't notice nor did I get a chance to say hi, which I was hanging out for! By the time we changed seats and I took notice of the court Martina had taken over.

Mr.Kardashian
Jan 27th, 2007, 07:55 AM
nice work defending sam... i would have done the same those ladies sound a bit ignorant about the game

Ben.
Jan 27th, 2007, 08:16 AM
On another note - I threw a brilliant hissy fit at the Oz Open while watching Sammy warm up last Tuesday.

I was sitting with a friend at Court 4 behind this cranky old couple who were whinging about the cyclic weather in Melb, then they started saying they thought Sam was too muscular and unladylike. I bit my tongue and kept quiet (which is hard for me to do). Then they cracked a comment about not understanding why adults (I assumed this was directed at my friend and I who were snapping away pics of Sam and Lisa) want to take photos of tennis players and THEN the woman said she really doesn't think Sam has the ability to go any higher in singles than she is and it's only luck and the "beastly serve" that has her there now.

At that point, I lost it. I've never even met Sam but I felt like I had to defend her so I spun around and let loose telling the couple to go back to their Sunday social doubles at their tennis club and stop criticising Australia's BEST female player. I said i didn't understand why the hell they were sitting their watching her train if they had no interest in her and were only going to be critical. The woman told me and I quote, "you're a very rude young lady". My friend dragged me to another seat at that point before I started swearing!

What sucked is I was so involved in this stupid argument, Sam had left the court and I didn't notice nor did I get a chance to say hi, which I was hanging out for! By the time we changed seats and I took notice of the court Martina had taken over.

good on you for defending for sam. stupid old stuck up bitches, shows what they know about tennis. hey i probably would of done the same thing too. some old ppl are just plain ignorant & stupid.

yes_sir
Jan 27th, 2007, 09:11 AM
On another note - I threw a brilliant hissy fit at the Oz Open while watching Sammy warm up last Tuesday.

I was sitting with a friend at Court 4 behind this cranky old couple who were whinging about the cyclic weather in Melb, then they started saying they thought Sam was too muscular and unladylike. I bit my tongue and kept quiet (which is hard for me to do). Then they cracked a comment about not understanding why adults (I assumed this was directed at my friend and I who were snapping away pics of Sam and Lisa) want to take photos of tennis players and THEN the woman said she really doesn't think Sam has the ability to go any higher in singles than she is and it's only luck and the "beastly serve" that has her there now.

At that point, I lost it. I've never even met Sam but I felt like I had to defend her so I spun around and let loose telling the couple to go back to their Sunday social doubles at their tennis club and stop criticising Australia's BEST female player. I said i didn't understand why the hell they were sitting their watching her train if they had no interest in her and were only going to be critical. The woman told me and I quote, "you're a very rude young lady". My friend dragged me to another seat at that point before I started swearing!

What sucked is I was so involved in this stupid argument, Sam had left the court and I didn't notice nor did I get a chance to say hi, which I was hanging out for! By the time we changed seats and I took notice of the court Martina had taken over.

Welll, good on you.
I think you spoke for all of us.

aussy89
Jan 27th, 2007, 09:33 AM
thank-you lol, i find it funny wen im on the tram home wereing my smashy shirt an they start talking about sammy, somtimes its like wat u goin on about like they sorta no idea wat there talking about an other times its nice to here that they enjoyd watchin her play an stuff =)

as nicoles got a family an all, shell be on the road with sam for the yr but only sorta before major tournaments all grand slams an tier I's thats wat i think well read in a article, but nicoles got a hubby an i think a kid not sure so nicole will travl with sam at the lead up an during major events but having nicoel aboard is better then nothing, sams got all the atributes of the game but i think nicols there to lend a hand were she can, sam did very well in 06 moving something like 70 spots down the rnakings by herself so samy will do fine again. must have confidence in sammy, i personally think she may shock some ppl an do well at maybe wimby an us. by making a 4th/quarter. at both events.