OMG! :drool: Marion was superb. She played with a quiet but clear confidence, totally within herself for the whole match. This match had all the reasons why I love her. Powerful hitting off both sides, taking the ball early, and bossing the points. Plus her returning was unreal. She dealt with all the slices, drop shots and angles that Garbin threw at her with the same consistently deep and hard groundies.
Now do the same to Mauresmo please. :yeah:
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:29 AM
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:30 AM
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:31 AM
ooh ill be watching on channel 7 a bit later - night sessions are aired on delay. well done marion!
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:34 AM
Really good quality match, I love watching both these players - Bartoli has quit funny playing style, and Garbin is feisty and loud. Now take the title Marion
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:36 AM
Marion :banana: Take Amelie out, please!
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:38 AM
Garbin should get season tickets for Sydney`s opera house. Her screams were unbearable:o
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:40 AM
Marion has played very well since her request of Walter. She modified a bit her strokes putting a bit more spin with a movement on her shoulder, I love when she does this. She is really in control of her game, this new season is looking very promising.
Tathiana enjoyed herself on the court, she made it competitive :).
Take out Amélie now!!!
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Now go all the way to the title! :rocker2:
Jan 8th, 2009, 10:03 AM
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Jan 8th, 2009, 10:26 AM
still good tourny for tax
Jan 8th, 2009, 10:38 AM
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Jan 8th, 2009, 11:14 AM
Garbin's screams in this match are clearly meant to distract the opponent into hitting an error, because that is just ridiculous.
Good job Marion, putting some credibility back into the tournament.
Jan 8th, 2009, 11:17 AM
Very well done by Marion. Her game was very solid, and surprisingly her serve and return were very solid. She has a decent chance for a final to start the season I think. Good luck against Amelie. :D
Jan 8th, 2009, 11:21 AM
Marion looks like she's trimmed down a little. She certainly doesn't deserve the taunts she gets on here about her weight, considering there are many players that are in far worse shape. She's looking quite fit and her game is coming together quite nicely. One to watch this year.
Jan 8th, 2009, 11:42 AM
Marion looks very good, I'm just watching the first few games now.
I honestly believe Marion could re-enter the TOP 10 by the years end, I'd like to see her do well in Melbourne especially.
:spit: @ Bartoli's service motion, though
Jan 8th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Jan 8th, 2009, 03:08 PM
Marion Deserve the title Live up to her seed and Rank:yeah:
Jan 8th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Good win for Marion. Nice.
Jan 8th, 2009, 03:28 PM
gr8 job marion! goodluck against amelie, i hope you can beat her for the first time:drool: this is a really good start to the season for a nice change LOL would be cool if she could win the whole thing, like auckland 2006!:) i'm so positive for 2009 marion, keep going!:D
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:55 PM
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:36 PM
An unexpected good start to the season:yeah:
Good luck in the SF;)!
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:38 PM
has marion finally learned to spin the ball!??!?!!? HURRAH!