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Derek.
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:30 AM
I was there from the second round through the first semifinal.

I saw a billion matches, so just ask what you want. :)

Volcana
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:38 AM
How bad was the wind?

Derek.
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:40 AM
Pretty bad. :p

Jakeev
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:42 AM
I was there from the second round through the first semifinal.

I saw a billion matches, so just ask what you want. :)


What happened to Jelena Jankovic? She is still doing better than this time last year but another early loss kinda surprised me.

vswfan
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:54 AM
How was Venus?
How is Serena's form?

thanks

Frode
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:55 AM
Did You see Ivanovic vs Shvedova? And if You did, You comments please:)

Ben.
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:57 AM
Did you see Kim vs Na? what was that match like?

Derek.
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:59 AM
What happened to Jelena Jankovic? She is still doing better than this time last year but another early loss kinda surprised me.

I watched this match. Jelena was in complete control up until 6-2 5-2. She was bothered by Mara's shots, and at a changeover in the 2nd set tiebreak I heard her say to her camp "it doesn't bounce" referrring to Mara's shots. She just lost it mentally and couldn't recover. Mara played well and Jelena had a meltdown that resembled 2006.

How was Venus?
How is Serena's form?

Venus = :tape:
Serena = not the best, but she fought hard and played good when it mattered. ;)

thanks


Did You see Ivanovic vs Shvedova? And if You did, You comments please:)

Yeah I saw part of it. Ana was hitting forehands all over the place, and not many landed in the court. Shedova played solid and dictated a lot of rallies, but Ana made too many UE's.

Derek.
Apr 1st, 2007, 05:00 AM
Did you see Kim vs Na? what was that match like?


I watched the 3rd set.

Both of their serves were crap, and both were trying to give each other games. :o

But Na was a bit more steady from the baseline.

Kim was pretty bad though, missing forehands all over the place.

She served very bad when it mattered most. :tape:

eck
Apr 1st, 2007, 05:04 AM
How was Justine through out the tournie?

Hope you had fun :wavey:

Frode
Apr 1st, 2007, 05:07 AM
Yeah I saw part of it. Ana was hitting forehands all over the place, and not many landed in the court. Shedova played solid and dictated a lot of rallies, but Ana made too many UE's.
Thanks

Do You think Shvedova is Top 30/20 material?

DutchieGirl
Apr 1st, 2007, 05:08 AM
I assume you saw Nicole- Krajicek? How was the match (if you saw it)?

Derek.
Apr 1st, 2007, 05:08 AM
How was Justine through out the tournie?

Hope you had fun :wavey:


I missed her match vs. Razzano, but from what I heard from the crowd it was pretty scary. :p

She was really good from the matches I saw of her (vs. Nadia and Anna).

Ben.
Apr 1st, 2007, 05:13 AM
I watched the 3rd set.

Both of their serves were crap, and both were trying to give each other games. :o

But Na was a bit more steady from the baseline.

Kim was pretty bad though, missing forehands all over the place.

She served very bad when it mattered most. :tape:

thanks :) not surprised though :lol:

eck
Apr 1st, 2007, 05:16 AM
Thanks Derek.
Unfortunately I can't goodrep you now :o

davidmario
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:18 PM
Did you see any matches or practice sessions of Kveta and Rennae?
How were they teaming up together?

.Andrew.
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:55 PM
Thanks, Derek. :)

Maggie&MomoFan
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:58 PM
hey man if u could tellme anything on hingis' form itd be great

Craigy
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:05 PM
Tati? :help:

Emina.
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:08 PM
how about Masha? :awww:

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Viktymise
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:13 PM
Did you Tszveti Pironkova play Kanepi :D

-sugi-
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:15 PM
Did you see any Japanese girls matches at all?

Wiggly
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:18 PM
Did you see any lay from Iveta Benesova?:)

geri234
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:53 PM
Can you report about the Peer-Kuzi match?

marlon
Apr 1st, 2007, 03:57 PM
derek can you report the serena vs safora

Derek.
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:05 PM
Did you see any matches or practice sessions of Kveta and Rennae?
How were they teaming up together?

I didn't see them play at all. Sorry. :hug:


hey man if u could tellme anything on hingis' form itd be great

I'm not sure what to make of her form. She has two great points and then makes a dumb unforced error. I don't think she's very confident atm.


Tati? :help:

I saw her struggle to close out her 2R match vs. Poutchek. Tati was making errors all over the place, but came up with great shots when she got in that big whole in the TB.

Against Anna she was terrible. She looked pissed, she played pissed, all Anna had to do to win was get the ball in the court and Tati would miss.


how about Masha? :awww:

Serve isn't doing too good as you already know. Forehand was a mess. She's just not inform atm. :shrug:


Did you Tszveti Pironkova play Kanepi :D

Nope.


Did you see any Japanese girls matches at all?

I don't think so.


Did you see any lay from Iveta Benesova?:)

I think I saw her in doubles, but I didn't watch much so I can't say anything really.


Can you report about the Peer-Kuzi match?

I came in at 3-0 Kuznetsova in the 3rd set. The crowd was nuts. A lot of people were waving Israeli flags and yelling different chants. Then the Russian fans would try to comeback and yell "Sveta, Sveta, Sveta, Sveta!" :lol: But now about the match... :p Sveta was making a lot of mistakes after 3-0 and Shahar was playing great defense and really fighting hard as she always does. Her serve held up trying to close out the match. She was really solid and gave Sveta no room to work with. I think the crowd really helped her comeback. Her reaction was really cute after winning. :awww:

Craigy
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:07 PM
Allez Tati :o

Emina.
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:11 PM
Serve isn't doing too good as you already know. Forehand was a mess. She's just not inform atm. :shrug:



:awww: :tears:

thanks Derek! :)

NyCPsU
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:17 PM
hey derek seemed like you had a great time, and you saw some good matches :D

i dont think you said anything at the cp so ill ask you here if you saw daniela vs. vera and what happened with that and if you could just comment on anna c's form would be appreciated, please say she was better than what we saw here on t.v. against justine and that it was just a bad day :lol:

Derek.
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:27 PM
hey derek seemed like you had a great time, and you saw some good matches :D

i dont think you said anything at the cp so ill ask you here if you saw daniela vs. vera and what happened with that and if you could just comment on anna c's form would be appreciated, please say she was better than what we saw here on t.v. against justine and that it was just a bad day :lol:


I just reported on Daniela in the CP now. :p

Anna was playing solid tennis. I mean she didn't really have to do much in her matches, but keep the ball in the court. She wasn't really tested by Bardina and she just kept the ball in the court vs. Tati, but still hit some great winners. Santangelo was her biggest task and I think Anna struggled with Santangelo's flat shots like everyone, but she got it together (unlike Jankovic) and was able to close her out.

-sugi-
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:33 PM
thanks for the report :)

Did you talk to any players?

NyCPsU
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:33 PM
thanks :D good to hear about anna :yippee:

Derek.
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:33 PM
thanks for the report :)

Did you talk to any players?


Not really, just a few words when I got their autograph. :)

AJZ.
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:42 PM
Sounds like you had a good time Derek :)

See any doubles? Yan/Zheng? Hantuchova/Hingis? Sugi/Srebotnik?

Lucyxx
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:54 PM
Instead of us asking, why don't you just list matches you've seen.

Glad you met some faves.

Derek.
Apr 1st, 2007, 05:00 PM
derek can you report the serena vs safora


Serena was a bit shakey with her groundstrokes, but she served quite well.

Lucie was going for her shots as usual, but not making many until the 2nd set.

Serena just did what she had to do to win. Nothing special.

-sugi-
Apr 1st, 2007, 05:21 PM
Not really, just a few words when I got their autograph. :)
Ah :) Who's autograph did you get?

Sorry I am asking too many questions

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Apr 1st, 2007, 09:48 PM
Did u see Sammy play Olga??

Derek.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 12:50 AM
Ah :) Who's autograph did you get?

Sorry I am asking too many questions


Vaidisova
Hantuchova
S. Williams
Hingis
Gasquet
Berdych
Bryan Brothers
Schnyder
Chakvetadze
Ivanovic

Derek.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 12:50 AM
Did u see Sammy play Olga??


Nope, I didn't.

K-Dog
Apr 2nd, 2007, 04:26 AM
Did you know what was going on with the heckler during Serena's match? Could you hear what he was saying? Did you get to see either Nadal, Roger, or Novak play?

spencercarlos
Apr 2nd, 2007, 04:49 AM
I didn't see them play at all. Sorry. :hug:




I'm not sure what to make of her form. She has two great points and then makes a dumb unforced error. I don't think she's very confident atm.




I saw her struggle to close out her 2R match vs. Poutchek. Tati was making errors all over the place, but came up with great shots when she got in that big whole in the TB.

Against Anna she was terrible. She looked pissed, she played pissed, all Anna had to do to win was get the ball in the court and Tati would miss.




Serve isn't doing too good as you already know. Forehand was a mess. She's just not inform atm. :shrug:




Nope.




I don't think so.




I think I saw her in doubles, but I didn't watch much so I can't say anything really.




I came in at 3-0 Kuznetsova in the 3rd set. The crowd was nuts. A lot of people were waving Israeli flags and yelling different chants. Then the Russian fans would try to comeback and yell "Sveta, Sveta, Sveta, Sveta!" :lol: But now about the match... :p Sveta was making a lot of mistakes after 3-0 and Shahar was playing great defense and really fighting hard as she always does. Her serve held up trying to close out the match. She was really solid and gave Sveta no room to work with. I think the crowd really helped her comeback. Her reaction was really cute after winning. :awww:
Lol we came at the match at the same time.. for a chance did you see a guy with a black targus bag (laptop)? That was me--

SAEKeithSerena
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:24 AM
glad you had a good time :) it was a great tournament!

Martie
Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:56 AM
Did you see Laura Granville play?

Derek.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:31 AM
Lol we came at the match at the same time.. for a chance did you see a guy with a black targus bag (laptop)? That was me--


There was like a million people on that court one so not really. :p

Derek.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:32 AM
Did you see Laura Granville play?


I saw a bit of her loss to Safina.

She was just getting outplayed.

Derek.
Apr 2nd, 2007, 11:33 AM
Did you know what was going on with the heckler during Serena's match? Could you hear what he was saying? Did you get to see either Nadal, Roger, or Novak play?


I didn't really notice the heckler.

Yes, I saw Nadal, Roger, and Novak play.

I was there when Novak beat Rafa. ;)

sundoulos
Apr 2nd, 2007, 04:08 PM
I'm a fan of the doubles team Paola Suarez / Virginia Ruano Pascual. I saw them play at Indian Wells. They seemed relaxed at practice but lost in the 3rd round. Then they lost in the 1st round at Miami. What I saw in their win at IW was not very convincing. Since this is Paola last year, if you saw them play what do you think of their current level of play? Thanks. :help: