Such a close and great match, I knew Safina would win...but Hsieh pulled out a great effort and I'm so proud of her, she played so well during the third set but the last few games, Dinara was too good. What a great match though. Just shows how much talent Hsieh really does have. :worship:
Jan 7th, 2009, 11:48 AM
Bad tactics by Safina... hit the ball down the middle and let Hseih run you around.
Su-Wie had Dinara running from side to side, and was nailing flat winners everywhere... in one sense, she didn't let Dinara play well.
Fun match to watch though... The crowd really liked Su-Wei.
Jan 7th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Should have kept up the 4-2 lead in the third set.
Jan 7th, 2009, 11:52 AM
im so proud of Hsieh! she always plays great tennis in Australia. Safina - well done ;)
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Yeah. I'm excited to see her play against Flavia live. Should be a good match. She hit some outstanding winners, especially down the line.
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Dinara is 2-0 but not playing well enough yet to be a real factor in Melbourne
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:41 PM
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Jan 7th, 2009, 01:54 PM
phew Dinara, another struggle
Jan 7th, 2009, 02:06 PM
I agree she hasn't been playing like a Top 5 player.
Jan 7th, 2009, 02:20 PM
Marat won, so they're both 2-0 in singles
Jan 7th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Hsieh obviously loves to play in Australia. Tough luck here. :hug:
Jan 7th, 2009, 03:00 PM
I love Hseih's game so much, I hope she can have consistent results on the WTA tour this year.
Jan 7th, 2009, 03:23 PM
It's heartbreaking to see how much Su-Wei is talented and how many points she will probably lose in three weeks :sad:.
Jan 7th, 2009, 03:37 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20090107/capt.78887a3249fd4054ac5101f967ffed11.australia_te nnis_hopman_cup_per134.jpg ap
Russia's Dinara Safina (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/170/) returns a shot against Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei during their singles tennis match at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. Safina won the match 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20090107/capt.57f0339a55f2422096f3bfc6d5c05599.australia_te nnis_hopman_cup_per127.jpg ap
Jan 7th, 2009, 03:40 PM
Su-Wei has a big 4r to defend in the AO. :sad:
Jan 7th, 2009, 03:55 PM
Now she should be playing on WTA Tour more but after AO her rankings will drop... :(
Jan 7th, 2009, 04:49 PM
Not your best match ever, but a win is a win:)