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Kipling
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Tight, tough match. Seemed like Karlovic v Roddick on grass there forawhile, no breaks through 3-3 second set. Aravane into the SF! :inlove:

Next one will be tough no matter who. Take it, Aravane!

supergrunt
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:54 PM
hm

Ferg
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:55 PM
:o

Libertango
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Yes, keep going Aravane!

simonsaystennis
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:58 PM
Glad Rezai pulled it out. It would have been terrible to lose to Errani. I saw her play once and more than half of her shots don't go past the service line. I'm surprised Rezai wasn't punishing those shots

Dorien.
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:58 PM
Sara :hug:

Adrian1092
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:00 PM
^^Saw her play once? Nice way to judge a player :yeah:

Congrats Aravane well done for toughing it out :woohoo:

Sara :hug: Good effort!

delicatecutter
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:00 PM
GOATAVANE into SF! :cheer: Sara made it tougher than I expected. :hug:

Please win the title Caravan!!

Kipling
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:02 PM
^^Saw her play once? Nice way to judge a player :yeah:

Congrats Aravane well done for toughing it out :woohoo:

Sara :hug: Good effort!

I saw her play in Miami this year-twice--and I think she's pretty solid. She seemed to handle the pace of Kleybanova very well and was only slightly less consistent from the baseline than Zvonareva, so I knew she would be tough today. Glad Aravane got through in straight sets.

SELVEN
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:04 PM
tough match,but good win Aravane

Hian
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:13 PM
Glad Rezai pulled it out. It would have been terrible to lose to Errani. I saw her play once and more than half of her shots don't go past the service line. I'm surprised Rezai wasn't punishing those shots

Uhm... you judge one player but you wave seen her once.
That's stupid. :)

Drine
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Tight match but Aravane's done the job :yeah:
Good to see her in the semis :)

Adrian1092
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:21 PM
I saw her play in Miami this year-twice--and I think she's pretty solid. She seemed to handle the pace of Kleybanova very well and was only slightly less consistent from the baseline than Zvonareva, so I knew she would be tough today. Glad Aravane got through in straight sets.

Hey did you think I was referring to you? Don't worry I wasn't :)

améliemomo
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Well done aravane,got to semi finale:D

Allez keep it up!:kiss:

Kipling
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:27 PM
Hey did you think I was referring to you? Don't worry I wasn't :)

No, I know. :) I just wanted to give Errani some props. She's a good player.

Adrian1092
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:29 PM
No, I know. :) I just wanted to give Errani some props. She's a good player.

Oh thats nice of you, thanks :yeah: Anyway lets hope Aravane takes the title now :D

tennisbum79
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:34 PM
How is Rezai's game on grass?

I have only seen her play on clay.
Even on clay, she was playing power tennis with 1-2 punch combo.
One woud think this would work best on grass.

nevetssllim
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Sara :hug: Good tournament though after a mediocre clay-court season though. :)

Milito22
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:04 PM
:woohoo:

Kipling
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:19 PM
How is Rezai's game on grass?

I have only seen her play on clay.
Even on clay, she was playing power tennis with 1-2 punch combo.
One woud think this would work best on grass.

Pretty much an unknown. Even now, she doesn't have a lot of matches on grass in her career. But she seems to be playing better on it this year than in the past, so every little bit of experience helps.

Personally, I agree with your assessment that her game, in theory, should translate well to grass, especially now that her two biggest liabilities--serve and movement--have both received recent upgrades. Her slice serve out wide should be effective on grass (she had 6 aces and 3DFs today, and in the past at best that would be reversed) and her huge returns and flattish groundies should also be ideal.)

OTOH, some have argued, quite logically, that she likes the moderately higher bouncing ball that clay gives her, and that if she has to hit those big flat shots from below the net, she will be far more error-prone. A sensible argument.

I'm curious to see how far she goes this grass court season as even if she doesn't win, she can rack up a lot of points she has missed in the past. Of course, that doesn't stop me from hoping she gets the Big W.

Aaron.
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:50 PM
Caravane :bigclap:

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:54 PM
Good job closing it in 2, Aravane :hearts:

Now beat Na! :banana:

Libertango
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Watching this now; it really is all Rezai; either her winners or errors (for the most part) She looks to be hitting the ball nicely and moving well on the grass. Na will be a much bigger test though. Can't wait to see both live tomorrow!

Kipling
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Watching this now; it really is all Rezai; either her winners or errors (for the most part) She looks to be hitting the ball nicely and moving well on the grass. Na will be a much bigger test though. Can't wait to see both live tomorrow!


Where are you watching it???

Shepster
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:56 PM
Match went pretty much as expected, all on Aravane's racket. Was impressed that Errani got more aggressive when she was down in the 2nd and made a real go of it, but Rezai is so like Li Na on grass, when it goes in it's so hard to handle.

Oh and LMAO @ the tournament's speed gun claiming Rezai was regularly 110mph+, they're clearly juicing it, she hit a sliced second serve and it said it was 95 :lol:

WhatTheDeuce
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:58 PM
Watching this now
How?

Kipling
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:01 PM
Match went pretty much as expected, all on Aravane's racket. Was impressed that Errani got more aggressive when she was down in the 2nd and made a real go of it, but Rezai is so like Li Na on grass, when it goes in it's so hard to handle.

Oh and LMAO @ the tournament's speed gun claiming Rezai was regularly 110mph+, they're clearly juicing it, she hit a sliced second serve and it said it was 95 :lol:

Well, being as it's Birmingham, and given all of the tech problems this week, I wouldn't doubt that it wasn't accurate, but Aravane's clearly beefed up her serve lately. At RG and Madrid, she was regularly getting it into the 115 range.

Shepster
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:05 PM
Well, being as it's Birmingham, and given all of the tech problems this week, I wouldn't doubt that it wasn't accurate, but Aravane's clearly beefed up her serve lately. At RG and Madrid, she was regularly getting it into the 115 range.
Sesil hitting 105 too I totally don't buy, she's using that thing as a means to start the point. Magda was routinely 112-118 too, I think they're overcooking it by 5-8mph.

Kipling
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:09 PM
Sesil hitting 105 too I totally don't buy, she's using that thing as a means to start the point. Magda was routinely 112-118 too, I think they're overcooking it by 5-8mph.

I could believe Rybarikova, actually. As a junior at Wimbledon, the gun was catching her at 114.

Madoka
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:12 PM
too bad i have not been able to see the match..i can guess sara played a good match...

Borishynikov
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:15 PM
replay has just finished on British Eurosport

hurricanejeanne
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Allez Aravane! :cheer:
I knew this would be a tough match for her, Sara is a tough cookie.

Shepster
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:12 PM
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Carotastrophe
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:36 AM
I though it would be easier.. Nice try, Sara