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Richie's
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Ai is on Danka's road for 3rd time this year... Daniela lost the previous two meetings on hardcourt
this year. But this time will be different... It's Olympic Games... Who will gonna win this time??? I think this match belong clearly to Hantuchova!!! Good luck Danka!!!!!!!!!

Ellery
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:07 PM
I hope and think Ai will make it 3 straight wins. :D

tae04
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Ai wins

Marionated
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:19 PM
If Daniela comes out and plays like she did at the AO, she should win in straights.
If she plays like she has been lately, Ai wins in straights.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:21 PM
Ai :rocker2:

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Ai in 3 sets :bounce:

In The Zone
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Ai in 2. 61 64.

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:48 PM
Daniela is no where near 100% :sad:
so :scared:

Demska
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Ai easily like 61 61

Dinayer
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:52 PM
Ai

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:00 PM
This is just about the worst draw Daniela could have gotten. Plain and simple. If Daniela was in the kind of form she was in last year and at the Australian Open this year of course she would have a decent chance. But she isn't. No even close. It is clear this damned heel injury layoff has not been easy for Daniela to bounce back from. Which frankly is pretty understandable.

In a couple of months, hopefully Daniela will be back to showing us what a great player she can be but this match against one of her real nemeses is just way too early in her comeback. :awww:

Ai in two I'm afraid. :shrug:

young_gunner913
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Ai She's been playing too well lately to let a slumping player like Daniela beat her.

Mynarco
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:24 PM
Go Ai :)

mapaliey
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:35 PM
daniela wins 60 61.......bagel and bread :P

G&R
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:44 PM
obviously I hope dani but if she doesn't wake up it will be hard

Slutati
Aug 7th, 2008, 11:42 PM
poor Daniela :sobbing::hug:

Dawson.
Aug 7th, 2008, 11:44 PM
ai in 2 easy sets

PMRD44
Aug 7th, 2008, 11:57 PM
If Daniela's healthy and prepared (which is in question), she's much the better player. Somehow I doubt that Ai has found a new and improved level at age 33.

Noctis
Aug 8th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Ai Ai Ai Dani can aford to wait for 4 more years to Wimby but Ai Cant:P

Steff_forever
Aug 8th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Ai in 2, sorry Dani, this injury timeout was a huge setback

better be stronger in some months

Anna F'd Enrique
Aug 8th, 2008, 12:25 AM
:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Sugiyama owns Daniela. I laughed when I saw this in the draw. Poor Dani.

Lunaris
Aug 8th, 2008, 12:31 AM
The courts have a similar higher bounce like the ones in Melbourne. It might give Daniela more time to prepare for her shots. I am not very optimistic, but compared to Miami and Stanford this surface should favour her the most. Plus Daniela tends to do well in hot conditions.

crazillo
Aug 8th, 2008, 12:33 AM
Ai has been playing so well lately and it is her last Olympics so I want her to win. plus Daniela is in a horrid form and she knows her game really well so she should be able to win in two!

Sexysova
Aug 8th, 2008, 12:39 AM
Ai in 2 :D

danieln1
Aug 8th, 2008, 02:46 AM
Slumping Daniela bowing out of the Olympics, unfortunately, 16 62 36

Pasta-Na
Aug 8th, 2008, 02:47 AM
ai will win :p

Warrior
Aug 8th, 2008, 03:23 AM
I don't see Danka winning it.

Danči Dementia
Aug 8th, 2008, 07:44 AM
Dani will win :awww:

adrovi
Aug 8th, 2008, 09:15 AM
Sugiyama in 3

mc8114
Aug 8th, 2008, 09:26 AM
podme danka

babuska6
Aug 8th, 2008, 10:23 AM
Daniela will win in three sets.. Please girl,do it! :(

Serval
Aug 8th, 2008, 01:47 PM
Ai!

frontier
Aug 8th, 2008, 02:00 PM
Ai Ai Ai Dani can aford to wait for 4 more years to Wimby but Ai Cant:PDaniela is 25yrs you know...not a spring chicken,plus she is looking thin again thats not a good sign:eek:

Uranus
Aug 8th, 2008, 02:51 PM
Ai in straights.

OsloErik
Aug 8th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Well. Let's see.
In Hantuchova's last 10 matches, she's gone 4-6. Two losses to Sugiyama.
Sugiyama, meanwhile, is on a hot streak, going 7-3 in her last 10 matches.
Career head to head 6-3 in Sugiyama's favor.
Hantuchova is coming back from a long injury lay-off.
Sugiyama is probably retiring in the next year or so. This is certainly her last Olympics.

I think Sugiyama is going to win it in straight sets. She's gunning for a last big hurrah before she retires, and with her form this summer I wouldn't be stunned to see her make a run for the QF. Wozniacki and Dementieva are the only other good players in that section, and Sugiyama is playing well enough to beat them.

frontier
Aug 8th, 2008, 06:10 PM
Ai is not retiring she enjoys tennis and is in good shape her businesses are running smoothly so there is no reason to retire

slamchamp
Aug 8th, 2008, 06:19 PM
Ai 6-4 6-0 , Daniela was 4-0 up in the 1st and chokes

SoClose
Aug 8th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Ai in 2 6;1 7;5.

bad_angel_109
Aug 8th, 2008, 06:56 PM
I really hope Daniela wins. Vamos Danka, Vamos! Tho I still believe Dani needs a lot more matches under her belt and more practice to rebuild her form again. I think Ai will will in straight sets.

Altho Dani might put up a fight, as Ai's won the previous 2 meetings - seeking revenge :devil: - and coz its the Olympics, they only come every 4 years. Good luck to both of them, but c'mon, Vamos Danka! :bounce:

Possible result if Dani puts up a fight:
6-1 5-7 6-3

mapaliey
Aug 8th, 2008, 06:59 PM
still think..it's going to be 6-0,6-1...for danka...:lol:

bad_angel_109
Aug 8th, 2008, 07:12 PM
still think..it's going to be 6-0,6-1...for danka...:lol::lol:

The courts have a similar higher bounce like the ones in Melbourne. It might give Daniela more time to prepare for her shots. I am not very optimistic, but compared to Miami and Stanford this surface should favour her the most. Plus Daniela tends to do well in hot conditions.Yay, go Melbourne! :D However I still think Ai's gonna win. Does Dani play well under hot conditions? Hmmm.

I believe Dani needs a miracle to win. Needs more practice and matches under her belt ppl!

danieln1
Aug 8th, 2008, 07:19 PM
I think this match is one of the most exciting first round matches, but I´m worried about Dani, Ai is on fire lately

AJZ.
Aug 8th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Apparently Ai's last tournament is Olympics, says a Slovenian journalist. :sad:

But it's weird there isn't more publicity, it's probably not true, but it might be.

Allez, one last hurrah, win this match Ai!

karimcartoon
Aug 9th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Hantuchova in 3 sets. I think she'll be re energized by the olympic spirit. Sugiyama is a TOUGH customer though. Former top 10-er and a solid veteran.

slamchamp
Aug 9th, 2008, 03:53 AM
Go Ai! :rocker2:

Uranium
Aug 9th, 2008, 04:12 AM
Ai 6-0 6-1, she lets Dani win a game out of pity for her former doubles partner:o

DimaDinosaur
Aug 9th, 2008, 05:06 AM
Ai will beat Danka's ass to the ground for sure

Richie's
Aug 9th, 2008, 08:42 AM
Daniela will not give a chance to Ai to beat her in Olympics...

Richie's
Aug 9th, 2008, 08:45 AM
Flashback from ITF Tennis on Daniela's ITF History:
http://www.itftennis.com/womens/
Enjoy her life!

Danči Dementia
Aug 9th, 2008, 09:09 AM
Daniela will not give a chance to Ai to beat her in Olympics...

yeah!! thatīs what Ipm talking about :rocker2:
Go Dani go!!!!!:bounce:

Flashback from ITF Tennis on Daniela's ITF History:
http://www.itftennis.com/womens/
Enjoy her life!

:inlove: she is lovely!!!!!!!:hearts:

mapaliey
Aug 9th, 2008, 09:18 AM
danka still win 6-0,6-1........give ai one game for her last olympic andd tour...wkwkwkwk

gotthebend
Aug 9th, 2008, 03:34 PM
Ai in three.
I hope Dani will prove me wrong.;)

Michael!
Aug 9th, 2008, 03:35 PM
I hope Daniela :D
but I think she´s still not strong enough :awww:

enchantrezz
Aug 9th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Im more positive now on Daniela winning the match tomorow. She had a great practice today beating Kanepi in practice 8-0 and Schiavone 6-1.

"These two days were extraordinary, I lost only one game. Maybe it were the awesome feelings I got during the opening ceremony that helped me to play like that. But it was only practice." - Daniela

Looks very promising :angel:

karimcartoon
Aug 9th, 2008, 09:37 PM
Im more positive now on Daniela winning the match tomorow. She had a great practice today beating Kanepi in practice 8-0 and Schiavone 6-1.

"These two days were extraordinary, I lost only one game. Maybe it were the awesome feelings I got during the opening ceremony that helped me to play like that. But it was only practice." - Daniela

Looks very promising :angel:

practice can be VERYYYYYY different from the real thing lol

Richie's
Aug 9th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Im more positive now on Daniela winning the match tomorow. She had a great practice today beating Kanepi in practice 8-0 and Schiavone 6-1.

"These two days were extraordinary, I lost only one game. Maybe it were the awesome feelings I got during the opening ceremony that helped me to play like that. But it was only practice." - Daniela

Looks very promising :angel:

That means a lot to her... Daniela said two years ago that her first goal of 2008 is Olympic Games... She will never do the same as in Athens... She has a goal to achieve and will make her best!!! Ai leads by 6-3 on H2H... I think Daniela will take the 10th match between them... Vamos Hantuchova!!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

crazillo
Aug 9th, 2008, 10:46 PM
I can't believe tihs could be Ai's last event though... :(

Richie's
Aug 10th, 2008, 08:34 AM
Daniela leads Ai *2-0

LIVE: http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-olympic-games.php?w=29

Marilyn Monheaux
Aug 10th, 2008, 08:53 AM
Make that 5-0...

RND
Aug 10th, 2008, 09:07 AM
Daniela leads Ai *2-0

LIVE: http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-olympic-games.php?w=29
Is this for show court 2 or specifically for Dani-Ai?

Both are striking the ball very well. :D

Richie's
Aug 10th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Daniela leads by 6/2 3/0 against Ai

Juanes
Aug 10th, 2008, 09:35 AM
Dani plays so awesome today..... :worship:

Marilyn Monheaux
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:23 AM
Her play reminds me of her during the Aussy Open... I hope she can keep up her good form 'till the end of the year :)

mapaliey
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:26 AM
come on danka....fight

Steff_forever
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Daniela leads by 6/2 3/0 against Ai
Hopefully she gets it done in 2 sets. This rain interruption may be Dani's fate if she can't get into the match as strong as she started today. I've been surprised when I read the scores. KEEP GOING DANIELA !!!

babuska6
Aug 10th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Well done,Danka! Good game today,I hope you will do a good job tomorrow too and you will go through first round.Fight,Dani!;)

crazillo
Aug 10th, 2008, 07:21 PM
Don't end Ai's career, Dani! :sad:

esdee
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:13 PM
Apparently Ai's last tournament is Olympics, says a Slovenian journalist. :sad:

But it's weird there isn't more publicity, it's probably not true, but it might be.

Allez, one last hurrah, win this match Ai!


:eek: I can't imagine the Olympics would be Ai's last tournament? This seems very strange...Surely if (big if) she was thinking about retiring she would play the U.S Open and the Pan Pacific in Tokyo:confused: ?

slamchamp
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:21 PM
Maybe Hantuchokeova will appear

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:26 PM
I certainly want Dani to win this match and then go on to win as many more matches here as she can, but I would hate for this to be Ai's last tournament and I don't actually believe it is. I stongly suspect something got lost in translation somewhere. I recall a quote from Ai quite recently that implyed she still planned to carry on a while longer. No doubt this is Ai's last Olympics, of course, that is probably what was meant is my guess.

pcrtennis
Aug 10th, 2008, 11:33 PM
she said at wimbledon that she's for sure playing the US Open...so unless something changed...

AJZ.
Aug 11th, 2008, 03:47 AM
I'm not sure, I'm only repeating what my friend told me :wave:

Let's go Ai, pull it off!

Marilyn Monheaux
Aug 11th, 2008, 04:11 AM
Maybe Hantuchokeova will appear

:ras:

Dani will make it! :o