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~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:41 AM
Congrats Anne :hug: Improving on her career high ranking once more:hearts:

Shame for Ayumi :sad:

iGOAT
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:42 AM
Ayumi :hug: Get better :)

Callum
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:43 AM
First of all, I guess one match too far for Morita.

But Anne! :woohoo:

Really proving she belongs in in the top fifty! Keep it up!

thegoose
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:44 AM
Oh no! Anne must be happy but never a great way to win. Congrats though!

Nemo_Kool
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:44 AM
Congrats Anne :hug: First WTA tour Semi :hearts:

Shame for Ayumi :sad:
2nd Kolkata 07 wasnt it?
anyways well done Anne and poor Ayumi the quantity of matches got to her.

mckyle.
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:45 AM
BEATDOWN :inlove: :hearts:

Wiggly
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:45 AM
Last time there was trouble in the Middle East, Keothavon won the tournament. :secret:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:45 AM
2nd Kolkata 07 wasnt it?
anyways well done Anne and poor Ayumi the quantity of matches got to her.

oops :o Will delete it from my post

juki
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:45 AM
Ayumi :(
When she stopped running down Anne's shots it seemed pretty clear this would happen.

Hope she can recover for AO :hug:

sammy01
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:46 AM
2nd tour semi!

well done anne she was striking a great ball out there, morita looked bad moving so it was no suprise.

cmon anne top 50 is within graspe.

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:46 AM
Last time there was trouble in the Middle East, Keothavon won the tournament. :secret:



:lol::tape::lol::tape::lol::tape::lol:

Dexter
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:46 AM
Congrats Anne :hug: First WTA tour Semi :hearts:
She was in Kolkata SFs in 2007. ;)

Didn't watch too much of it, but I think Ayumi was just drained after all her efforts this week. She looked exhausted sitting during the break. :hug:
Not the way I wanted Anne to win, but I'm really happy that she's starting the year the way she's ended! :D Good luck in the SFs!

Anne will be at least #53 in the ranks next week... with just 60+ pts away from #50, 70 pts from #45. If she wins one more match in Auckland, she will get 70 more pts. Looks almost certain that she's going to break top50 in Australia.

Monica_Rules
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:49 AM
Well Done Anne, a 2nd semi-final and a great way to start the year.

Give it your all in the semis.

Daniel K
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:50 AM
Poor Ayumi. Hope she's ok for Australia.

juki
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:50 AM
I believe it was a leg injury for Ayumi, not just exhaustion. She called the trainer about it against Aleks and it was all wrapped up today. Her movement just kept getting worse during the set and she eventually just stopped running. Hope its not serious.

Play_Suspended
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:50 AM
Poor Morita, been on a really good run of form:kiss:

Anne:):):worship:. Even with Morita not 100%, much better serving than before, really aggressive and some good defence as well. Seriously think if she plays like that she could challenge Caro if she wins her semi...

stfletch
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:50 AM
I dount that was the way Anne would have wanted to go through, but still SF is a great result for her. Going to be a lot tougher in the next round though against (probably) Wozniaki.

(Strange, no-one predicted Anne in one set in the WWW poll :devil:.)

Monica_Rules
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:50 AM
Forgot to put. Shame it had to end like this. Hope Ayumi is ok for the Aus open.

patch.
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:51 AM
Anne :woohoo: Everything seemed to be working today, serve was constitent, groundstrokes were punishing, got to every ball just an all round good performance :hearts:
To start the year with a WTA Semi is fantastic, a Lena-Anne final would be a dream for me. Good Luck in the Semis :D

Ayumi :hug: she has a lot of talent, rest up :)

pcrtennis
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:52 AM
Ayumi just wasn't there...she hit a million UE's...too bad because she must have felt pretty good confidence-wise...

oh well, get better for the AO Ayumi!

drake3781
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:54 AM
Good luck Anne.

For Ayumi, it's nice to have a new player to watch this season. I like her game.

Dexter
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:55 AM
I believe it was a leg injury for Ayumi, not just exhaustion. She called the trainer about it against Aleks and it was all wrapped up today. Her movement just kept getting worse during the set and she eventually just stopped running. Hope its not serious.Ah, that's a shame. I didn't pick it up as I focused on Brisbane livestream more. Hope she's fine for Melbourne... :(

RenaSlam.
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:56 AM
Epic win, Anne.

drake3781
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:57 AM
Epic win, Anne.


How so? :shrug:

drgray
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:58 AM
As soon as Ayu went down 0-3 I knew she would prolly retire, and I was hoping she would. If she knew she was too exhausted and hurting to have a shot at winning, it was smarter to not waste the energy and risk further injury and just retire.

To bad Ayu :kiss: Rest up and get ready for the AO!

Dawson.
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:01 AM
OMG I had a power cut seconds after she took the first set and lost my live streaming. When I get back online I find out that Morita retired! :lol: Hard luck for Mortia, she played a good first game then went down hill. Anne by contrast got better and better, striking the ball so well and hitting some great returns. Undeafeated in WTA quarter finals :banana:

Good luck against Wozniacki (probably), I'll be rooting for you Anne, even though I'm a Wozniacki fan ;) :bounce:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:11 AM
Morita :hug:.

Congrats to Anne on reaching her 2nd ever WTA Semifinal :kiss::bounce:

cellophane
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:34 AM
Fab win Anne :)

I really want a Elena-Anne final too. :drool:

young_gunner913
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:47 AM
Congrats to Anne but poor Ayumi. :sad: She played great this week. :hug:

andrewC
Jan 8th, 2009, 03:06 AM
I'm made up for Anne but feel bad for ayumi, she was having a great run and seems to be transitioning well from juniors :)

$uricate
Jan 8th, 2009, 03:27 AM
Ayumi :hug:
But at least she made some progress this week, maybe she will finally break through this year.

Good luck in your semi Anne :)

Dave.
Jan 8th, 2009, 03:37 AM
Well done Anne! :woohoo: Another SemiFinal :inlove:

Ayumi :hug:

champion88
Jan 8th, 2009, 03:37 AM
Shame the way she won but go Anne!! :banana:

danieln1
Jan 8th, 2009, 04:37 AM
Now tomorrow I can see Anne playing on TV, i´ve never seen her play...

Daniel K
Jan 8th, 2009, 04:40 AM
Ayumi has a hamstring strain according to wtatour.com. Not good news at all, they usually take a month to fully heal. Hopefully it was more exhaustion than the actual hamstring itself.

Well done to Anne too by the way. Very close to top 50.

Sander.
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:39 AM
I'm so happy for Anne:D

It's only not the best way to reach the semi's, hope you'll get better soon Ayumi:hug:

Slutiana
Jan 8th, 2009, 06:50 AM
Morita :hug: get better for the AO.

But ANNE!! :woohoo::banana::inlove: Amaze!! Get your first top 20 win now please!

Temperenka
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:01 AM
:banana:
Anne, what a week! SF!!! :D So proud!

Marionated
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:06 AM
Anne :yeah: shame it had to be a retirement though.
Ayumi :hug:

Josh.
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:19 AM
Anne :yeah:

Dodoboy.
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:42 AM
Last time there was trouble in the Middle East, Keothavon won the tournament. :secret:

:haha:!

Well done Anne!So happy for you!! :bounce::bounce:

What a start to the year for British tennis! (If you take away the shitty girls that lost in QR1 :lol: :hug: )

-sugi-
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:22 AM
Ayumi :scared:

This is such a sad way for her big winning streak to have ended - 20 matches won in a row and ended by retirement.

Lets hope she can get better by Melbourne. :scared:

olivero
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:52 AM
Anne :D
too bad for Ayumi, she had a really good tournament here. Congrats for that!

Elwin.
Jan 8th, 2009, 02:36 PM
Well done Anne :yeah:

Ayumi :hug:

darkangel23
Jan 8th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Anne :yeah::bounce:

Ayumi :hug:

¤CharlDa¤
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:01 PM
Good job Anne, but too bad for Morita, she had played some amazing tennis this year.

Wintermute
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:19 PM
:bounce: Very excited for Anne. She's storming up the rankings now. Next match will be tricky but winnable.

Europe rocks
Jan 8th, 2009, 10:06 PM
Well done Anne, second SF and proving you're not just making up the numbers in the top 100. GL against Vesnina and fingers crossed you can reach the final :)

CooCooCachoo
Jan 8th, 2009, 11:46 PM
Poor Ayumi :sad:

Still, it's great for Anne to be doing so well :yeah: