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W!MBLEDON
Sep 30th, 2008, 03:37 AM
kimiko :sad:

Josh.
Sep 30th, 2008, 03:38 AM
Maybe she isn't ready for the big tour just yet. Kimiko :hug:

Sund7101
Sep 30th, 2008, 03:40 AM
Just too many UEs, that was the tale of the match. Not enough first serves in either, but he should some good skill at the net.

Her timing is clearly still a little off, esp. on returns, but I think there is promise.

Go Kimiko! :bounce:

égalité
Sep 30th, 2008, 03:42 AM
Closer than the score. Kimiko wasted lots of opportunities. Seriously gurrrl, how you gonna go through a match only breaking Shahar Peer's serve ONCE? :help:

drake3781
Sep 30th, 2008, 03:42 AM
I got to watch some of it live. LOT of UEs by Kimiko. She needs to get sharper.

Somebody break it down for me; somebody who watched and is good at analysis, please!




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One strange thing I noticed. She plays right handed. But after the match she was signing everything with her left hand.


Also it was funny, Shahar was signing her three balls afterward, to hit into the crowd. But EVERYBODY you could see in the stands was making their way toward Kimiko to try to get her autograph. :lol:

spencercarlos
Sep 30th, 2008, 03:45 AM
I got to watch some of it live. LOT of UEs by Kimiko. She needs to get sharper.

Somebody break it down for me; somebody who watched and is good at analysis, please!




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One strange thing I noticed. She plays right handed. But after the match she was signing everything with her left hand.


Also it was funny, Shahar was signing her three balls afterward, to hit into the crowd. But EVERYBODY you could see in the stands was making their way toward Kimiko to try to get her autograph. :lol:
Date is a natural lefty, and was taught to play tennis as a right handed.

This makes me remmember of the Belguim Player Sabine Appelmans who was the exact opossite.

LindsayRulz
Sep 30th, 2008, 03:48 AM
Kimiko, not quite at that level just yet, the forehand side was really shaky today. Hopefully it won't discourage her in her comeback. :hug:

nashi
Sep 30th, 2008, 04:09 AM
no hope

Optima
Sep 30th, 2008, 04:11 AM
Kimiko :sad:

Keep going!

azza
Sep 30th, 2008, 04:11 AM
why is a 38 year old trying to come back...

Josh.
Sep 30th, 2008, 04:12 AM
why is a 38 year old trying to come back...

Have you been under a rock for the last 6 months?

LudwigDvorak
Sep 30th, 2008, 04:13 AM
The tools are visibly there, but she hasn't quite gotten them all connecting yet.

Top 100 is definitely a goal she should have. Peer did play fairly well, however. She's hopeless at net, resorted to plenty of moonballs (which did offset some of Date's pace), but her backhand was clicking, and she was beating Date in most of the forehand rallies (pretty sad, really).

I wouldn't be surprised if Peer lost next round. But this is a valuable win for her anyway. Prove me wrong, Shahar.

Imperfect Angel
Sep 30th, 2008, 05:17 AM
why is a 38 year old trying to come back...

Well, who knows, someone might win a title even they're ranked 500 in the tour, looking at the condition of the tour.:p So why not bother to try?:p

Kimiko :sad: :hug:
Congrats Shahar!:yeah:

Sassy-Na
Sep 30th, 2008, 05:40 AM
kimiko :hug:

égalité
Sep 30th, 2008, 05:41 AM
why is a 38 year old trying to come back...

I don't know. Why does someone with an IQ of 38 keep trying to form coherent sentences?

pcrtennis
Sep 30th, 2008, 06:16 AM
I was actually impressed with Kimiko. She was hitting the ball well and sometimes just smacked the ball past Peer but had deft touch at the net and with the drop shots. She made too many silly UEs but they appeared to be just a matter of not having the timing. She definitely looked good though. If she cleans it up she can do very well! Peer played well too, but Kimiko still has it obviously.

drake3781
Sep 30th, 2008, 06:23 AM
Which Yonex racquet is Kimiko using? The only one I can find looking like hers is the RQIS-2 Tour. (Apparently also used by Kirilenko and Vaidisova.).

Is that the one?


It looks so HUGE in use by Kimiko.


Comments on this racquet?


http://www.yonex.com/img/racquet_l/rqis2l.png

young_gunner913
Sep 30th, 2008, 06:44 AM
Shahar :hearts: Congrats and keep it up for fucks sake. :rolleyes::o::banghead:

Kimiko :sad: Just getting your feet back into the water. Keep working at it. You'll be back soon. :yeah:

ce
Sep 30th, 2008, 07:52 AM
nooo :sad:

Golovinjured.
Sep 30th, 2008, 07:59 AM
:bigcry:

It sounds as though things were closer than the score, which is good. I wish I got up earlier to watch her on the livestream :(

drake3781
Sep 30th, 2008, 08:00 AM
Put in perspective, Nicole Vaidisova, world ranked top 15 isn't she, just got beat worse than Kimiko did. :p

Xian
Sep 30th, 2008, 08:19 AM
I don't know. Why does someone with an IQ of 38 keeps trying to form coherent sentences?

:lol: wow :worship::worship:

zveeen
Sep 30th, 2008, 08:34 AM
congrats Shahar :)

Protoss
Sep 30th, 2008, 08:39 AM
Put in perspective, Nicole Vaidisova, world ranked top 15 isn't she, just got beat worse than Kimiko did. :p
Nope, Vaidisova's not even in the top 20 anymore. She's ranked #22 to be specific.

Vaidisova played a better opponent though.

crazillo
Sep 30th, 2008, 09:47 AM
azza is back lol...

Kimiko :sad:

crazillo
Sep 30th, 2008, 09:49 AM
Which Yonex racquet is Kimiko using? The only one I can find looking like hers is the RQIS-2 Tour. (Apparently also used by Kirilenko and Vaidisova.).

Is that the one?


It looks so HUGE in use by Kimiko.


Comments on this racquet?


http://www.yonex.com/img/racquet_l/rqis2l.png

I use the brother-racquet, the RQiS-1 Tour and am very satisfied with it! :-)

Renalicious
Sep 30th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Keep trying Kimiko :hug:

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 30th, 2008, 10:07 AM
I predicted it would be 63 60 :)
Kimiko was a good player, the skills are still there but tennis has gone far ahead in the last 10 years.

Jakeev
Sep 30th, 2008, 10:25 AM
I predicted it would be 63 60 :)
Kimiko was a good player, the skills are still there but tennis has gone far ahead in the last 10 years.
Finally a reasonable post.

Look it's great a player like Kimiko got the competive spirit back. But even she has to be smart enough to know that she is coming back to an entirely different tennis world.

Even in her comeback in all those Challenger and Satellite events she didn't exactly make things look easy and lost to a few quicker players along the way.

In the meantime, let her have her fun but sheesh folks don't expect her to be in the thick of things anytime soon.

.:sk:.
Sep 30th, 2008, 10:35 AM
Kimiko :sad: :hug:

Noctis
Sep 30th, 2008, 10:56 AM
she made a lot of Ues so she'll be better nex time.

joão.
Sep 30th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Kimiko :/

TennisFanForever
Sep 30th, 2008, 11:44 AM
Kimiko :crying: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Ellery
Sep 30th, 2008, 11:49 AM
Shahar :yeah:

Dave.
Sep 30th, 2008, 11:51 AM
:(

Hope she keeps trying.

homogenius
Sep 30th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Well I saw the match until 6-3 3-0 or something and Kimiko seemed nervous and a little bit off timing.Some brilliant shots but way too many UE and not enough first serves in.Still, the first set was pretty close and she wasted bp at 2-3 and 3-4 to comeback after a pretty poor start.I think she'll do well enough in the next months cause she wasn't totally overpowered or something like that.She should put less pressure on herself and enjoy more cause it was kinda sad to see her frustrated by her many errors or netted returns.
Hope she'll improve her ranking and play the AO qualifs.

Iceland
Sep 30th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Good start for Shahar :yeah:. Hopefully this will give her the confidence she currently needs.
Pretty clean scoreline against some big name of WTA :D.

Ryan
Sep 30th, 2008, 01:35 PM
While the result was never really in doubt, Date should take consolation that she played a pretty poor match. The more she plays against players at this level, the more her "feel" for rallies will come back and she wont make so many errors (esp. off the backhand side). She has the skills to make players run, against players below Peer's level it will pay off. But Peer is known for not being an especially powerful player, so I don't think Date will do very well against players who can hit her off the court. Awesome to see the great shape she's in though.

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 30th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Aaawl:hug:, its ok...i think nerves played a part in her poor performance. It just seems a bit to early for a win over a player like Peer who seems to be coming out of her slump.
Hopefully Kimiko will play the Australian Qualies and make a solid run :cool::bounce:

Uranus
Sep 30th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Not ready for the WTA Tour yet. I think she could play bigger ITFs in Asia, there are so many of them at the end of the year.

~Eclipsed~
Sep 30th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Kimiko :hug:

With more time and more practice, she will adjust to today's game. I agree with Jankeev though that she probably won't be in the mix with top players anytime soon. That's ok though, because that's not the point of her comeback, as it shouldn't be. It would be a remarkable story for tennis though if she could get back to the top 10. :drool: Ok now i'm getting ahead of myself...

And here's a :hug: for ChrisCHorse because i know he'll be upset when he sees this.

Sander.
Sep 30th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Good match Shahar;)

martin white
Sep 30th, 2008, 02:46 PM
bad luck kimiko:sad:pretty tough draw to open,there were alot of easier 1strd opponents but peer isn't on e yet,keep going kimiko,so cool she hopes to play the ao qualies,i think she'll easily make the cut off,alot of players tend to pull out for the ao.kimiko:hug:

Ciarán
Sep 30th, 2008, 05:48 PM
:sobbing:....but Peers shit....

cn ireland
Sep 30th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Kimiko:sad:

I really thought she had a great chance of beating Peer:(!!! Hopefully she'll cut down on the UEs and manage to get her ranking high enough to play Oz open qualies next year!