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A'DAM
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:26 AM
Very Impressive serve stats for Aga!

1st serve 79%
win % 74%

sammy01
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:29 AM
aga played very well and smartly. i realy like her, she reminds me of chak last year being so solid then hitting the winner when its needed.

itzhak
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:31 AM
very nice match, bartoli wasn't bad but Aga was awsome, some points were stunning....

meb
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:31 AM
Good match from Aga! Well done

égalité
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:31 AM
Aga hit some crazy winners in this match. Like that lob when Marion practically smashed the ball at her face at net :hearts:.

Imperfect Angel
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:32 AM
Aga :woohoo: :banana: :hearts: :D :yeah: :bounce:
Marion :nerner:

Vaidisova
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:34 AM
Great job Aga!!

SOA_MC
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:36 AM
:banana::banana::banana:

6-2 6-3 in 1h 19m:eek:

A'DAM
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:38 AM
So the question is can she dismiss Ana (or Nadia)?

Wojtek
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:38 AM
No surprise. :)

betowiec
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:41 AM
expected one
fat-oli got schooled

Marionated
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:46 AM
Wtf Marion :o 5 double faults and completley forgotten how to attack second serves. The loss doesn't suprise me but I expected a better scoreline.

Fantasy Hero
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:48 AM
Well done Aga!

zveeen
Sep 18th, 2008, 06:00 AM
congrats :)

Davodus
Sep 18th, 2008, 06:07 AM
great work aga :hearts:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Sep 18th, 2008, 06:13 AM
Good result for Agnieszka, keep it up :yeah:

Hardiansf
Sep 18th, 2008, 06:33 AM
Marion? :confused: :o :(

Shvedbarilescu
Sep 18th, 2008, 06:41 AM
Very good win, but the scoreline. :eek:

Damn, that's impressive. :bounce:

olivero
Sep 18th, 2008, 06:58 AM
:woohoo: great scoreline girl! Congrats

Marion :hug:

Josh.
Sep 18th, 2008, 07:12 AM
Cake. :sobbing:

.:sk:.
Sep 18th, 2008, 07:13 AM
Aga :woohoo:

Bartek
Sep 18th, 2008, 07:37 AM
solid win :bounce:

spriwi
Sep 18th, 2008, 07:49 AM
well done :yeah: i m really shocked by the scoreline, usually marion made aga work very hard...
another tier I QF :banana:

go for more :drool:

where all of you were watching the match ?? ES isnt showing Tokyo, is it ?:confused:

Хлоэ
Sep 18th, 2008, 08:00 AM
:worship:

ce
Sep 18th, 2008, 08:23 AM
:o

Renalicious
Sep 18th, 2008, 08:35 AM
Pathetic Marion. You could've done so much better. :o

donniedarkofan
Sep 18th, 2008, 08:54 AM
Can anyone tell me where can i watch Tokyo?

Dinayer
Sep 18th, 2008, 08:59 AM
aga :bounce:

excellent :)

Xian
Sep 18th, 2008, 09:08 AM
Agnieszka :hearts::lick:, so much time for Marion to eat Sushi in Toyko now:p

AndreConrad
Sep 18th, 2008, 09:20 AM
Well done Agnieszka :yeah:.... I am so very happy for her :D

Dave.
Sep 18th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Marion :sobbing: What is that scoreline? She has got to learn how to be consistent again.

gaja kesari
Sep 18th, 2008, 09:54 AM
Great job, Agnieszka, fantastic stats! Now take on Nadia :)

AndreConrad
Sep 18th, 2008, 10:20 AM
aga played very well and smartly. i realy like her, she reminds me of chak last year being so solid then hitting the winner when its needed.

How did some of you watch it? Are there feeds available?

homogenius
Sep 18th, 2008, 10:27 AM
Good win for Radwanska.

Malva
Sep 18th, 2008, 10:52 AM
This is what secretly I was hoping for. Having been observing Isia' progress over the last year, I knew she reached a new level in her tennis which allows her to play now the way she did against Marion today.

Lulu.
Sep 18th, 2008, 11:11 AM
Marion. :o

Well done Aga. :)

Slutati
Sep 18th, 2008, 11:24 AM
YES!!!!!!!!!! Aga :hearts::banana::woohoo:

Valanga
Sep 18th, 2008, 11:27 AM
C'mon Aga
Kick Nadia out of tourny and Get into SF at least :woohoo:

Agata.
Sep 18th, 2008, 12:41 PM
Aga :yeah:

I didn't expected such a quite one-sided scorline :yeah:

Malva
Sep 18th, 2008, 03:00 PM
http://www.toray-ppo.co.jp/web/pc/photo_gallery/0918/images/0918_003.jpg

http://www.toray-ppo.co.jp/web/pc/photo_gallery/0918/images/0918_002.jpg

LudwigDvorak
Sep 18th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Jankovic, Dementieva, Kuznetsova, and Radwanska all look primed to win this event.

If Malva is correct and Aga's taken her game to a new level, this could be her true breakthrough.

Very exciting tournament this is. I can't wait to see how it concludes.

Il Primo!
Sep 18th, 2008, 03:29 PM
WD Agnieszka. Marion, your time is up :wavey:

Serenita
Sep 18th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Marionhttp://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/angry011.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)

Malva
Sep 18th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Jankovic, Dementieva, Kuznetsova, and Radwanska all look primed to win this event.

If Malva is correct and Aga's taken her game to a new level, this could be her true breakthrough.

Very exciting tournament this is. I can't wait to see how it concludes.

Chris, my opinion was based on re-watching basically all of her recorded matches which was my duty being the one who started a thread dedicated solely to the purpose of collecting her matches on video.

The sense of progress she is making is genuinely tangible in these videos. Apart from the Williamses at their best, for which she hasn't found a recipe yet, Isia is capable of playing on equal terms, and winning, against most other girls, even when they play well. This is new. This is what I call 'taking her game to a new level'.

But I would be very cautious about making unreasonably optimistic predictions about her QF match, or the outcome of the Tokyo tournament. There are too many factors involved. Better be cautious than sorry.

I agree though that this tournament is very exciting, and I can't wait to see how it further develops.

P.S. You can watch the 2nd Set of the match: it has been posted by meb in Radwańska's Matches on Video thread.

cn ireland
Sep 18th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Its disappointing that Marion lost this match so easily:sad:!

Serena-rules-no1
Sep 18th, 2008, 04:44 PM
vamos :inlove:

LudwigDvorak
Sep 18th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Chris, my opinion was based on re-watching basically all of her recorded matches which was my duty being the one who started a thread dedicated solely to the purpose of collecting her matches on video.

The sense of progress she is making is genuinely tangible in these videos. Apart from the Williamses at their best, for which she hasn't found a recipe yet, Isia is capable of playing on equal terms, and winning, against most other girls, even when they play well. This is new. This is what I call 'taking her game to a new level'.

But I would be very cautious about making unreasonably optimistic predictions about her QF match, or the outcome of the Tokyo tournament. There are too many factors involved. Better be cautious than sorry.

I agree though that this tournament is very exciting, and I can't wait to see how it further develops.

P.S. You can watch the 2nd Set of the match: it has been posted by meb in Radwańska's Matches on Video thread.


I said what I did because a friend was giving me commentary of the match while it was going on. I heard she was coming to net often, and doing it well, and that she was being very aggressive while being lithe in her defense (as per usual).

That sounds like something I've seen sporadically from her before, but to concentrate it into a full match is also something new as well. Between Wimbledon to USO, I've heard how poorly she'd been playing, and those results were fairly lacklustre, so this is a pleasant surprise.

And winning Tokyo would definitely be a big breakthrough, even if something did go wrong. Also: I still am unsure about Agnieszka's ability to beat girls who don't give her tons of pace. I need to see how she performs against them consistently in the next season or two. As it stands, anyone with good angles, can mix it up, and doesn't blast the ball 90 MPH has a decent shot at disrupting Aga's game. But it takes that or pure brutal power to beat her now, so that also is an improvement.

Thank you for the direction, I'll DL it for sure.

babuska6
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Wow I am surprised..I voted for Marion in two:tape:Sorry Aga...:angel:

Malva
Sep 18th, 2008, 06:50 PM
I said what I did because a friend was giving me commentary of the match while it was going on. I heard she was coming to net often, and doing it well, and that she was being very aggressive while being lithe in her defense (as per usual).

That sounds like something I've seen sporadically from her before, but to concentrate it into a full match is also something new as well. Between Wimbledon to USO, I've heard how poorly she'd been playing, and those results were fairly lacklustre, so this is a pleasant surprise.

And winning Tokyo would definitely be a big breakthrough, even if something did go wrong. Also: I still am unsure about Agnieszka's ability to beat girls who don't give her tons of pace. I need to see how she performs against them consistently in the next season or two. As it stands, anyone with good angles, can mix it up, and doesn't blast the ball 90 MPH has a decent shot at disrupting Aga's game. But it takes that or pure brutal power to beat her now, so that also is an improvement.

Thank you for the direction, I'll DL it for sure.

In Radwańska's subforum I was among the few voicing dissatisfaction with her Summer, and certainly the most vocal about it. Therefore what I am going to say may have some weight. It would not be proper to talk about poor performance in view of very few matches she played between Wimbledon and US Open. She suffered just two losses: against Woźniacki in Stockholm, and Schiavone in Beijing. In Stockholm she was playing with metacarpus inflammation -- it was even painful for her to hold the racket. This wasn't an excuse after the loss, since she was voicing her serious concern about it 2 days earlier, after beating Pin. Still, she insisted on trying her luck defending the title. Caroline was too good to be beaten in such circumstances, however. In Beijing Agnieszka had problems with sleep: before her match with Schiavone she suffered a nearly sleepless night. A day before she said that if she had to play in the morning then she would be in trouble. And this is precisely what happened. My dissatisfaction was with the planning and preparations for Beijing, rataher than the actual losses: they were just two. Agnieszka sacrificed all the Summer tournaments because of the Olympics and yet nothing came out of it due to improper preparation, for example, not having prepared for Beijing climate. If she played any tournaments besides Stockholm, she almost certainly would have quite a bit more ranking points before the US Open, thus switching seeding with Vera, and most likely reaching at least QF at Flushing Meadows instead of facing impenetrable fortifications of the Williams sisters starting from the Fourth Round.

Concerning your second remark, I am myself curious about Agnieszka's future encounters with players such as Schnyder and Chakvetadze. No predictions, just curious.

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Now, I am finishing watching the 2nd Set. Yes, Isia has a lot of initiative in this match. She doesn't play at all safe. Thus also quite a number of errors, not a great one, to be sure, and separated by winners, or Bartoli's errors (some forced, some not). Marion is not playing bad at all. In some games, she actually plays exceedingly well. But that's not enough. Isia has excellent anticipation, so the bite of Marion's angles is blunted considerably.

This looks to me pretty good. The girl is doing what intelligent girls do: she realized that in order to move up from where she is now, against top in-form players she must employ a lot of initiative in terms of constructing points. I think this is a move in right direction. She also shows that she understands how important for her is to have high percentage of the First Serve, as she is not going to rapidly improve her Second Serve. There were times in the Second Set when it was approaching 84%.

I just reached that absolutely incredible lob winner at 6:2 3:3 30/15: Karimashta Radwańska! -- the Japanese commentators went wild! Somebody should definitely make a video clip out of it.

AndreConrad
Sep 18th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Here are some highlights of the second set

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Not a great quality though

Malva
Sep 18th, 2008, 08:01 PM
That was quick! Thanks, André. The quality is pretty decent, actually. That fabulous point is towards the end of the clip.

Irute
Sep 18th, 2008, 08:15 PM
:woohoo: Aga congrats :yeah:
There is more than one fabulous point on this video.

Craig.
Sep 18th, 2008, 09:48 PM
aga played very well and smartly. i realy like her, she reminds me of chak last year being so solid then hitting the winner when its needed.

:eek: You did NOT just mention Chakvetadze. :eek:

Ryan
Sep 18th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Awesome highlights, I'm so proud of the way Aga has really transformed into a top player this year. She's beating who she's supposed to (comfortably too) and pushing the better players more and more. I love watching her come to net.

LozHippy
Sep 19th, 2008, 05:28 AM
How did some of you watch it? Are there feeds available?
http://www.justin.tv/zura003
Showing JJ vs Kuzi right now :)