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serena_fan
Jan 1st, 2008, 09:00 AM
:confused:

serena_fan
Jan 1st, 2008, 09:02 AM
Go Serena

Alicia Rocks
Jan 1st, 2008, 09:03 AM
The way Alicia played today Serena in 2 easy sets. If Alicia played like she did against Lucie it could be closer, however I still think Serena will win - I'm hoping Alicia puts up a fight just like their Wimby match :drool:

Harvs
Jan 1st, 2008, 09:04 AM
lol i chose alicia... purely being biased.

lol

i think serena in 3
altho if alicia plays like today she'll be lucky to get three games in a bloody set

Mikey.
Jan 1st, 2008, 09:12 AM
I'm torn. As much as I would love to see Alicia win, being Australian myself, I think Serena will win in 2. I'm not sure what happened to Alicia today, but she was definitely not as good as when she played Lucie. Hopefully she can sort herself out and bring her A game when she plays Serena. I'd love to see a great battle between these 2.

smit101
Jan 1st, 2008, 09:12 AM
I picked alicia but simply hoping. Serena will probably win in 2 but i hope alicia can get atleast a set.

mckyle.
Jan 1st, 2008, 09:19 AM
They had a good match at Wimbledon. I think Serena will pull it off.

Huntress555
Jan 1st, 2008, 09:20 AM
I picked Alicia being biased and all haha! But I can hope.

If she plays at all like she did today she basically has no hope.

But anything can happen, Williams could have a shocker, Molik could come out firing. You never know, I just hope Alicia can turn around her form from today and produce some quality Tennis!

Destiny
Jan 1st, 2008, 10:52 AM
Go serena
she will pull out some game for molik and hopefully won't under estimate her
because if she does i can see it goin to a thrid set and goin molik's way

Law_
Jan 1st, 2008, 10:58 AM
As much as i want Alicia to win, i think Serena will win in 2

aussie_fan
Jan 1st, 2008, 10:58 AM
if alicia plays like she did today then it will be embrassing, if she plays to the level she is meant to then she could give serena a challenge.

Wolverines08
Jan 1st, 2008, 11:37 AM
Serena is about 2 steps faster than she was at Wimbeldon after watching her match against Lucie...she's also serving even better...at Wimbeldon, Alicia's slice stays down alot lower which gave Serena soe trouble but this is a different surface...Rena in 2.

Mattographer
Jan 1st, 2008, 11:54 AM
LOL! I didn't realised they have played at Wimbledon :o Maybe my memory failing me :tape:

Serena in 2.

Mina Vagante
Jan 1st, 2008, 12:46 PM
Serena 7-5 6-2

Mina Vagante
Jan 1st, 2008, 12:47 PM
LOL! I didn't realised they have played at Wimbledon :o Maybe my memory failing me :tape:

Serena in 2.

hehe 2nd round, Alicia should have won the first set, using slices on backhand was troubling Serena but then Alicia starting hitting topspsin and thats when Serena took advantage

Alicia was up in the set and up in the tie break ;)

serenus_2k8
Jan 1st, 2008, 01:10 PM
Ree hands down!!!

RenaSlam.
Jan 1st, 2008, 01:59 PM
After the Safarova struggle, Serena is going to have a dominant win and roll to a straight set victory.

Go, S!!!

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 1st, 2008, 02:44 PM
serena in 2 :)

SoClose
Jan 1st, 2008, 02:55 PM
Serena in 2

Topspin2
Jan 1st, 2008, 03:00 PM
I think Molik in 2

serenafan08
Jan 1st, 2008, 03:59 PM
Serena will post a straight sets victory, 6-3, 6-3.

Lulu.
Jan 1st, 2008, 04:19 PM
Serena in straight sets.

danieln1
Jan 1st, 2008, 05:34 PM
Serena, because Molik lost to Sania

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 1st, 2008, 06:59 PM
Ree in 2. She's rested, so she'll be ready to handle business :yeah:

vrp1
Jan 1st, 2008, 09:37 PM
I think Serena will make it in 3.

Stamp Paid
Jan 1st, 2008, 09:40 PM
Serena better.

serenus_2k8
Jan 1st, 2008, 11:06 PM
Good luck to both, but I hope Ree will win!

Molik has really grown on me though since I watched her vs India :D :bigclap:

Michael_21
Jan 1st, 2008, 11:57 PM
Gooo Alicia!!!!!!!!! :d

Amalgamate
Jan 2nd, 2008, 12:22 AM
I chose Serena in two based on Molik's match today

Zweli
Jan 2nd, 2008, 12:46 AM
I must go with Rena go do the job baby girl.

drake3781
Jan 2nd, 2008, 12:56 AM
Is this the Thursday match?

SV_Fan
Jan 2nd, 2008, 01:11 AM
Serena

simba
Jan 2nd, 2008, 01:36 AM
Serena in two. i hope Alicia will play better than she did today.

debopero
Jan 2nd, 2008, 01:55 AM
do they play tommorow?

LucasArg
Jan 2nd, 2008, 01:57 AM
Serena in 2 sets:)

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 2nd, 2008, 01:58 AM
what time is the match?

Goai
Jan 2nd, 2008, 02:00 AM
I may be deluded, but I voted Alicia in 2. Go Alicia!

Huntress555
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:12 AM
do they play tommorow?

Yep, Aus vs Usa is tomorrow! Im looking forward to it! :bounce:

GeeTee
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:28 AM
Alicia just on TV saying she hopes she plays more like her first game..

Says she and Serena are both bound to play aggressively..
Just hope we see a bit more accuracy tomorrow...

Huntress555
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:33 AM
Yeah I just saw that, she seems confident going into it. Like she knows what to expect, and how she should play. I hope we see more of her first match performance and more too.

.Andrew.
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:37 AM
Serena in straights. :D

Keadz
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:48 AM
She also said they will not a lot of luck :p haha

Mikey.
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:49 AM
what time is the match?

They'll be playing at 10:30am Perth time. There will also be the czechs vs india played simultaneously on a different court.

starin
Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:58 AM
molik was really impressive for short periods in her last match against Mirza. If she can play like that all match it could get close. So i.e. if she plays out of her mind she could pull off the upset.

nbaker53
Jan 2nd, 2008, 04:13 AM
When is this match playing?

Mina Vagante
Jan 2nd, 2008, 05:52 PM
This is gunna sound soo stupid but i'm actually quite clever:angel:

Do us, the British, use GMT right?:o

So is the match in Thursday 1:30am?

serenus_2k8
Jan 2nd, 2008, 06:16 PM
They are 9 hours ahead of us :)

Mina Vagante
Jan 2nd, 2008, 06:25 PM
They are 9 hours ahead of us :)

so 1:30am here:bounce: My god how good am i! :lol:

I am NOT missing this one

annoucement: USA VS AUSTRALIA SHOWN ON SKY SPORTS XTRA AT 7PM-10PM ON THURSDAY

*note to self* DON'T MISS IT:o

serenus_2k8
Jan 2nd, 2008, 06:39 PM
so 1:30am here:bounce: My god how good am i! :lol:

I am NOT missing this one

annoucement: USA VS AUSTRALIA SHOWN ON SKY SPORTS XTRA AT 7PM-10PM ON THURSDAY

*note to self* DON'T MISS IT:o

Your crazy if your staying up til 1 to watch this! :angel:

Who am I kidding.. Ill be there :lol: :help:

VishaalMaria
Jan 2nd, 2008, 07:20 PM
Your crazy if your staying up til 1 to watch this! :angel:

Who am I kidding.. Ill be there :lol: :help:

Is it even going to be shown at 1am in the UK?

serenus_2k8
Jan 2nd, 2008, 07:29 PM
Is it even going to be shown at 1am in the UK?

Yea baby! So its a date! :hearts:

Mina Vagante
Jan 2nd, 2008, 07:52 PM
Yea baby! So its a date! :hearts:

nooo... i want a date :angel:

saniapower
Jan 2nd, 2008, 08:03 PM
hoping for a Molic victory

Mina Vagante
Jan 2nd, 2008, 08:05 PM
hoping for a Molic victory

:angel: i'm not

saniapower
Jan 2nd, 2008, 08:18 PM
hoping for a Molic victory

so that India gets an outside chance to qualify for the final after beating the czech!

serenus_2k8
Jan 2nd, 2008, 09:00 PM
Argh im live streaming...its a repeat on sky sports xtra!

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 2nd, 2008, 09:02 PM
does anyone have an LS link?

Mina Vagante
Jan 2nd, 2008, 09:15 PM
Argh im live streaming...its a repeat on sky sports xtra!

Check your PM'S

how are you watching live stream?

serenus_2k8
Jan 2nd, 2008, 09:30 PM
:( All my links are useless... I dont want to settle for live scores but it will do until the repeat on sky sports...pfft this is shocking!

Mina Vagante
Jan 2nd, 2008, 09:39 PM
:( All my links are useless... I dont want to settle for live scores but it will do until the repeat on sky sports...pfft this is shocking!

:hug: oh and you havent heard the best bit, the dont show the WHOLE match:bolt:

serenus_2k8
Jan 2nd, 2008, 09:55 PM
Yeh 'highlights' woooooo! Not.

Argh well better than nothing, I'll be cheering on Murray - at least Eurosport show the WHOLE match LIVE during the day if I have the chance so that will do until the night!

I hope they focus on Ree's match, its bound to be more interesting than the mens singles... Mixed should be good though! I like the Aussies :D

Mikey.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:35 AM
Yay the match starts really soon :D

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:39 AM
C'mon Lish!! Off to a better start 2day I hope...

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:45 AM
doesn't look like it at 0-2, but Hawkeye shows Serena's winning 'ace' was a fault

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:50 AM
Yeah - finally a reasonable game - 2/1 to Serena with a break

Alizé Molik
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:51 AM
alicia is playing like a piece of crap, and Serena looks FANTASTIC i mean better than she ever has before, she just keeps hitting to molik's backhand which is virtually non existant at the moment

Huntress555
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:52 AM
Alicia at first looks like she was against Sania, hopefully she can get out of it after winning that service game.

serenus_2k8
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:55 AM
Its a long shot but any pics? :D
Everyone says she looks great and I wanna see why :(

Venus+Serena#1fan
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:55 AM
Serena looks so fit!!! fantastic.

serenus_2k8
Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:59 AM
Serena looks so fit!!! fantastic.

Oh great tease me more! :rolleyes:
How are the rallies going? Is Serena dominating heavily or are they quite well fought out?

Mina Vagante
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:00 AM
Im not liking how every1 can see the macth but i can't lol

But if the match keeps going like this- they could show the whole match :p

4-1 Serena double break

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:00 AM
Alicia's actually playing better than 1st set against Mirza... :rolleyes:

Mikey.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:01 AM
Serena is dominating easily.

LoveFifteen
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:01 AM
Is Molik a professional tennis player? :lol:

She is terrible. Her backhand is worse than mine. :o

serenus_2k8
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:03 AM
Lol shes playing Serena - all meltdowns welcome!

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:06 AM
Serena is on. Serving well, moving great, setting up her strokeplay and making few UEs. IMO she is in probably her best ever early-year form. That should worry the rest of the women!

Alicia is making way many UEs and not choosing her shots that well, still a few sprays. I think she's playing a bit better than her last match, but Serena's light years ahead of Mirza.

Mina Vagante
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:08 AM
Game and first set Miss Serena Williams; 6 games to 2 :bounce:

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:10 AM
After playing probably her best game to hold on at 25, Molik rolls over with probably her worst game (and that's saying sumthin)... :(

Huntress555
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:10 AM
Man it sucks when Alicia plays like this knowing what she is capable of! Pick yourself up girl and switch on already!!!

Lulu.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:12 AM
OMG...this scoreboard sucks :o

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:17 AM
Alicia holds - decent service game 1/0 Australia
Serena easy service game - 1/1

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:21 AM
Alicia holds service game for 2/1

After getting to 30/0, Serena fought back to 30/40 until Alicia played three reasonable points for advantage and game

losing most long rallies and one horrible mishit (or just $hit) volley she should have killed when Serena wrongfooted at baseline

Mrs. Peel
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:27 AM
Alicia playing much better this set. Serena has appluaded her shots twice this set :D

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:29 AM
To stop herself falling asleep, Serena decides to serve/volley to level at 2/2 bringing a big smile to her face after an effective stretch volley.

Molik plays well for 3/2 after Serena saves game point to level at 40/40

In other match, Mirza had treatment for lower back injury after losing first set to Safarova.

Venus+Serena#1fan
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:31 AM
Molik has picked it up some, Serena is def a bit emotionally tame.....its like she feels like she doesnt need to run very fast or do too much to win, but she is executing pretty well overall and looks very fit (should she feel like really running lol)

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:33 AM
Serena challenged on serve for a moment at 0/30 with Molik's best returns of the day.

But pulls back with four straight points. 3/3

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:35 AM
Molik again serves well 4/3

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:38 AM
Serena fairly easy hold 4/4 inc twice coming into the net and one good winning rally from Molik

could we at least see a TB?

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:44 AM
Umpire called game to USA, breaking Molik

but Alicia appeals and Hawkeye calls ball in!! (by a fraction)
Molik saves break point with ace on the backhand sideline
Another ace down the TV gives her game point
Second serve rally won

Game to Australia 5/4!!!!!!!!! :)

Huntress555
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:45 AM
Haha I love Hawkeye :D

Totisrael
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:53 AM
Serena Williams 6-2 5-6 Alicia Molik

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:54 AM
Well, that was a GREAT time to pick to move this thread.......... :mad:

Alicia down 2BPs, but plays her best tennis to serve it out and lead 6/5

TB on its way....

Mina Vagante
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:55 AM
Whats happened since last update?

Mrs. Peel
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:56 AM
Serena has been so dominant on her serve!

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:58 AM
Good points early in TB.

2-2

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 01:59 AM
Alicia sprays one 3-4

Mrs. Peel
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:02 AM
11 Aces!!!

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:03 AM
Alicia saves MP 6/6

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:04 AM
7/7

Serena showing some frustration/emotion now
Alicia not bad but a few awful shots at times

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:06 AM
Ouch double-fault to Molik

Game to USA

At least the second set was good to watch

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:07 AM
That was a close one :yeah:

Good job Ree :yeah:

and GREAT 2nd set Alicia

GeeTee
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:09 AM
Post-Match I/V with Serena

Serena says Alicia is moving well :rolleyes:

Said she didn't want to be out for a third set with heat in Perth
Saying the usual about 'having fun'

Huntress555
Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:10 AM
That second set was MUCH better from Alicia! I hope she continues that kind of tennis in the coming weeks, even though there is still a bit she could work on, she was more aggressive. Sucked it ended like that though.

Serena played well though, congrats to her!