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InsideOut.
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Well done Noppawan :worship: After the disappointment of last year, way to beat the top seed :yeah:

Kristina :hug:

juki
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Noppawon :bounce::bounce:

jamatthews
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:09 PM
The Grass GOAT for the next generation. :bowdown:

Michael.
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:09 PM
WOO HOO !!!

GO LERTCHEEWAKARN !!!

kristina played really well though too !!!!

Noctis
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:09 PM
:inlove:

jirobkk
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Well done Nok !!!

Your dream comes true.

You made Thai peple proud :worship:

Raalbra
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Noppawan's game is :drool:
Her serve is rather awkward but other than that love her.

mckyle.
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Oh well. I'd rather Kristina be a finalist like Sharapova and not a champion like Dushevina :tears:

Sexysova
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:11 PM
well done Noppawan :D

Geoffrey91
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:15 PM
Kristina's serves were really bad today especially in last set.

Then Kristina couldn't return Noppawan's serves which weren't really fast. I'm sure Camille Pin's serve is actually better than hers.

I don't know what really thinks about this match.

The Daviator
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:16 PM
OMG Nokky :banana: What a great day :D

She's gonna have great results at senior Wimbledon :yeah:

Rising Sun
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Finally a GS for Nok. :bounce:

She can stop playing juniors now. :lol:

Dodoboy.
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Thailand has another GrassGoat in the making!

young_gunner913
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Congrats Noppawan!! :worship:

Inger67
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:18 PM
At least I'll see her play next year when she is in the MD. And I still don't know why Noppowan is playing juniors, I believe she's 18 years old. Many 18 year olds making it on the tour.

juki
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:18 PM
At least I'll see her play next year when she is in the MD. And I still don't know why Noppowan is playing juniors, I believe she's 18 years old. Many 18 year olds making it on the tour.

17. Ksenia Pervak won the AO open this year at an older age then Nok is now.

Play_Suspended
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:19 PM
Wow im surprised at that, albeit a few wobbles kristina had looked very good the whole tournament. Left it at 6-3 2-2 and thought Kiki had it.

But well done Nok, seems like a great girl. Obviously the experience of last year served her well ;)

Shepster
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Thought Noppawan played very solidly, angled out her shots nicely and after the first few games handled the pace being thrown at her very well.

First time I've seen Kristina in a full match, I just really question her gameplan out there today, she seemed intent to try and overpower her opponent by hitting it really hard straight at her (rather like Dani did against Robson in the first round of the womens event), whereas if she tried to do more with her shots she'd have had much more joy. Couldn't find the balance between trying to hit a winner 2/3 shots into the rally and then being too passive. Great movement for a girl her size, excellent retrieving skills, the serve when it goes in speaks for itself. With the power on her strokes if she learns how to get the most out of that she'll be quite a player but either it's coaching or just a bad gameplan, but it's something she needs to address and will come with time.

Libertango
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:25 PM
YAY for Nok! I want a decent coach to get hold of her and shakes those kinks (like the serve) out of her game. :yeah:

améliemomo
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:30 PM
Kristina's serves were really bad today especially in last set.

Then Kristina couldn't return Noppawan's serves which weren't really fast. I'm sure Camille Pin's serve is actually better than hers.

I don't know what really thinks about this match.

you can congratulate kristina for fighting with her painful knee.She asked for the trainer in third set but nothing could be done to help her.

Congrats to nopawan,seems a lovely girl but dont think her game will be that succesful in senior,she has no real weapon.

tucker1989
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:36 PM
Thrilled for Noppawan. She was so classy in defeat last year, so to come back and take it one step further is just fantastic and demonstrates her determination.

duhcity
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:41 PM
Noppawan is all kinds of awesome.

Vegeto
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:44 PM
^agree, hope she improves, keeps practicing and getting better!

Wintermute
Jul 4th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Congrats to nopawan,seems a lovely girl but dont think her game will be that succesful in senior,she has no real weapon.

Yes I wonder this. I haven't been following her but it seems like she really needs to start transitioning to seniors as soon as possible. Her serve is horrible and needs serious work. Aside from that she soaked up all the pace from Mladenovic in this match, played good defence and stayed solid throughout.

Mladenovic is a player who could be extremely dangerous if she can get her head together and actually follow a sensible game plan out there. Her serves are absolutely huge and I'm sure she could blow many players on the main tour away if she could get her shots in court. She's young enough to learn from this and she could have a big future.

Serval
Jul 4th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Well done Noppa! Happy for you! :bounce:

Dodoboy.
Jul 4th, 2009, 04:13 PM
laurarobson5 Congrats to Noppawan for winning the girls! She played really well.. Going to Billy Elliot tonight, any good?

from her latest twitter update :yeah: So sweet!

lynxy
Jul 4th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Apart from being two handed, Noppowan's high serve toss is bizarre. The ball is going to be falling rather faster to her racket than normal on it because it is such a high toss. Doesn't that mean without a breeze it's going to make it harder to time it and hit it accurately?

simonsaystennis
Jul 4th, 2009, 04:48 PM
At least I'll see her play next year when she is in the MD. And I still don't know why Noppowan is playing juniors, I believe she's 18 years old. Many 18 year olds making it on the tour.

Yeah, most 18 year olds just play junior slams if they even play juniors at all. Noppawan plays regularly on the circuit still. :o She will be a "junior star" that eventually goes dim. Top 200 probably, if that.

the jamierbelyea
Jul 4th, 2009, 06:02 PM
Yeah, most 18 year olds just play junior slams if they even play juniors at all. Noppawan plays regularly on the circuit still. :o She will be a "junior star" that eventually goes dim. Top 200 probably, if that.

Nok will turn 18 in November, so we'll see if she steps up her senior level play next season, or continues on the same path.

FORZA SARITA
Jul 4th, 2009, 08:06 PM
WTF kiki :o

Geoffrey91
Jul 4th, 2009, 08:06 PM
About WCM for Wimbledon 2010, Kristina said "I will be back with my own WTA ranking" :eek:

It means that she thinks she'll be at least Top 100 before Wimbledon !!

Juju Nostalgique
Jul 4th, 2009, 08:44 PM
Congrats Noppy! :bowdown:

If only she had an easier name... :tape: Kinda in Aina Rafolomanantsiatosika's way... ;) :lol:

Kiki :awww: :hug: She looks very sad with her "trophy"... :awww: Ese platillo debe ser de los chinos fijo! :tape:

ZAK
Jul 4th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Disappointing for Kiki but there's nothing wrong with being French Open champion and Wimbledon finalist. And she's right, screw the WC for next year, she'll get there anyway.

Congrats to Lertcheewakarn! She's a nice girl

Buitenzorg
Jul 5th, 2009, 12:47 AM
well done Nok :)

IanRadi
Jul 5th, 2009, 01:27 AM
Thais like grass :p The New Tanasugarn: Noppowan Lertcheewakarn :armed:

Kai
Jul 5th, 2009, 01:32 AM
Nok :yeah: :D

Alizé Molik
Jul 5th, 2009, 02:15 AM
Thais like grass :p The New Tanasugarn: Noppowan Lertcheewakarn :armed:

probably more like the new Hsieh Su-Wei.

Kiki, tough luck but I think she'll learn more lessons from matches like these, she can't lose her focus and has to take advantage of weak service. ;)

also love her confidence :D

ivan_swiss
Jul 5th, 2009, 02:27 AM
Bad luck!!. She'll be top 100 soon though :hearts: