View Full Version : AO R1: K. Knapp def. M. Wejnert 7-6 6-4

Jan 19th, 2009, 06:45 AM
Second set could have been easier. Karin was pounding the ball insanely at the beginning of the second set :drool: going up 4-0.

Monika makes me laugh: she plays really well, but between points she looks like a Barbie holding a lollipop in her hand.

Jan 19th, 2009, 06:46 AM
Monika :sad:

Great effort though from the 16 y.o. Queensland rookie. Playing in her first Grand Slam main draw she held her own very well. She was hardly smacked off the court, and really hung tough for most of the match :)

In the opening set Knapp had several set points with Wejnert serving at 4-5. But Monika cooly saved them all and then went on to break Knapp's serve to take a 6-5 lead. She was within two points of winning the opening set but was forced to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak Wejnert was down 3-5 but won three points in a row to earn a set point. However Knapp closed it out 7-6(6) in just under an hour.

In the second Knapp ran out to an early 4-0 lead. Wejnert then struggled to hold serve for 4-1, but when she did she was right back in the match. She picked up her game and got it back to 3-4 where she had chances to level at 4-4. Unfortunately she couldn't take them and Knapp ran out a 7-6(6) 6-4 winner in a hotly contested match.

Mon's serve let her down, 12 double faults and only 56% of first serves into play. But she still managed to save 10/13 break points, thanks largely to her forcing play. Obviously Mon played her heart out and did a good job. You will definitely hear of her again in the future. She is very promising for the future of Australian tennis!
Well done to Karin, good luck in R2.

Jan 19th, 2009, 06:47 AM
Very impressed by this 16 year old. Hope to see a lot more from her in the future...

Jan 19th, 2009, 06:47 AM
Not a bad result, Knapp did used to be a pretty decent player (her ranking isn't a good representation, mind you neither is Monikas).

Jan 19th, 2009, 06:47 AM
Urghh, what crap news to come home to. I seriously thought she could win a set in this match. She showed she could get herself in a position to win but couldn't finish it off :sad:

Still it was a great effort. I can't wait to watch when I have time!

Jan 19th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Monica played quite well and fought hard :)

Jan 19th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Bad luck Monika, but good performance in her Slam debut. Hope to see more of her at next year's Open :)

So Disrespectful
Jan 19th, 2009, 06:51 AM
I'm glad we have girls like Wejnert and Holland to look forward to as future prospects. :yeah:

It's all been a quick process for Monika, give her some more time and she'll be a great player.

Jan 19th, 2009, 06:51 AM
No shame here, and it was a decent scoreline. Lots to look forward to it seems :)

Well done Monika on a good fight, and congrats Karin.

Jan 19th, 2009, 06:57 AM
Good fight, Monika! :yeah:

A big thumbs up to TA for giving our young guns a shot, they're showing they're ready for it. :)

Jan 19th, 2009, 07:06 AM
Is she in the girls' event? :)

Jan 19th, 2009, 07:08 AM
A win, any win, is great for her :D

Jan 19th, 2009, 07:11 AM
Aw Mon :(... good fight though. A case of if only, especially the first set.

Jan 19th, 2009, 07:12 AM
Monika's serve return position looks like she is just standing there. A couple of times I thought she was waiting for something. :lol:

Jan 19th, 2009, 07:13 AM
Is she in the girls' event? :)

Yes she will be

Novak Simons
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:16 AM
KNAPP win?It's seems to be a surprise.She haven't get a win for a long time.

Jan 19th, 2009, 07:18 AM
Monika's serve return position looks like she is just standing there. A couple of times I thought she was waiting for something. :lol:

Me too! I thought Knapp wasnt ready or something.:lol:

So Disrespectful
Jan 19th, 2009, 07:27 AM
The way she cranes her head on backhands is strange too :lol:. Also the way her wrist is so firm and flat on forehand contact. She has a really unconventional game, but it's great to see.

Jan 19th, 2009, 10:13 AM
Monika played well, her down the line shots are brilliant. However I think sometimes when the ball is short she's a bit scared to smack it hard. She needs to work on her serve, and then she'll be a great player!

Jan 19th, 2009, 12:19 PM
now plz don't lose against Voskoboeva:o

Jan 19th, 2009, 12:53 PM
First time seeing Wejnert.

She is HOT with a triple capital H.

Her game is ok, just kind of throws herself at the ball but it goes deep. Doesn't look like she is trying to hard or even cares about the match but she finds a way to win points.

Overall she has a long way to go but I see some potential in there.

Jan 19th, 2009, 09:16 PM
It mightn't look like she is trying overly hard but during the points she has a great level of intensity that never wavers and that's pretty good for a 16 y.o
And then she transforms herself between points, always so cool, calm and collected

Jan 19th, 2009, 09:26 PM
I think Wejnert sucks...

Jan 19th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Really good match. :worship:

Wejnert will be top 100 someday (soon), and Knapp was playing ridiculously at the beginning of the second set. She should do that more often.

Jan 20th, 2009, 03:55 PM
gosh, Mon :(

we really have no prodigy in the womens field like we do with Tomic....who stands out as a top rising talent

Jan 20th, 2009, 03:59 PM
KNAPP win?It's seems to be a surprise.She haven't get a win for a long time.
a win against an aussie junior is a walk over :P