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goldenlox
Dec 31st, 2010, 11:43 PM
Dinara begins her rise back to #1 in Auckland. Round 1 against the #2 seed, Wickmayer.

osseous
Jan 1st, 2011, 01:23 AM
Davai!!! :cheer:

DS.Fan.
Jan 1st, 2011, 02:28 AM
first round is wickmayer?!good luck...

Caralenko
Jan 1st, 2011, 02:56 AM
Good luck. :)

Ashi
Jan 1st, 2011, 07:47 AM
Dinara begins her rise back to #1 in Auckland. Round 1 against the #2 seed, Wickmayer.
:sobbing:

Dinara :cheer: :cheer:

redsonja
Jan 1st, 2011, 08:54 AM
Of course she drew Yanina first round. Of course she did. Oh well, I was thinking it would probably be Maria, so it could have been worse. :lol:

C. Drone
Jan 1st, 2011, 09:16 AM
EZ! cakewalk! whatever!
i just don't want to see hopeless pushing! *cry*

(yayyy! total fucked up tennis-time is back!)

GrandMartha
Jan 1st, 2011, 11:02 AM
Davai Dina! Please go deep. This is a nice draw.

goldenlox
Jan 1st, 2011, 11:20 PM
Wickmayer is the type of player you see in round 3 or 4 of a major, so this will be an interesting test, to see where Dinara is.

I wont be surprised if Dinara is ready to play top 10 tennis.

She seems healthy and had a good offseason.

makini
Jan 2nd, 2011, 02:31 AM
I might be crazy but I'm actually looking forward to seeing her on court again!

redsonja
Jan 2nd, 2011, 07:03 AM
I might be crazy but I'm actually looking forward to seeing her on court again!

Me too. I'm not expecting much, but I'll be happy to see her again.

Milito22
Jan 2nd, 2011, 03:49 PM
vamos! :cheer:

C. Drone
Jan 3rd, 2011, 08:44 AM
Play Starts 11am (CET 11pm)
CSN-Oprandi
Vesnina-Erakovic
Safina - Wickmayer

redsonja
Jan 3rd, 2011, 09:00 AM
Meh. This time difference really sucks.

vanúss
Jan 3rd, 2011, 09:05 AM
Well, this is fun, i've been waiting like an idiot all night until 7am here thinking that she was the first match of the night session, my bad i should have checked the OOP :lol:

goldenlox
Jan 3rd, 2011, 10:55 AM
You have to google 'time in auckland'.
I do that for brisbane too.

vanúss
Jan 3rd, 2011, 11:45 AM
:lol: I know the time differences, i just thought she was the first match of the night session which would have been at 7am my time hence why i stayed up all night.

Chrissi_like
Jan 3rd, 2011, 11:50 AM
i don`t like Wickmayer, so good luck Dinara :)

camilia
Jan 3rd, 2011, 12:02 PM
Did anybody find a livestream?

vanúss
Jan 3rd, 2011, 12:12 PM
Yeah Cami, you can watch matches on the Official website :p

camilia
Jan 3rd, 2011, 12:14 PM
I haven't noticed that!

camilia
Jan 3rd, 2011, 12:20 PM
It says vido unavailable :s

Caralenko
Jan 3rd, 2011, 12:23 PM
It says vido unavailable :s
There's nothing on at the moment, it's past midnight. :p

camilia
Jan 3rd, 2011, 12:26 PM
There's nothing on at the moment, it's past midnight. :p

Oops I forgot they are ahead of me! I blame lack of food and sleep :p

C. Drone
Jan 3rd, 2011, 06:16 PM
Well, this is fun, i've been waiting like an idiot all night until 7am here thinking that she was the first match of the night session, my bad i should have checked the OOP :lol:

It says vido unavailable :s

*sigh* :haha:

(i don't think we'll see her many times in the upcoming months, so i do not want to miss it.)

Caralenko
Jan 3rd, 2011, 10:54 PM
Carla just finished so it's Vesnina's match then Dinara.

bruce goose
Jan 4th, 2011, 05:34 AM
Tough to start the year with a loss,Dinarik:hug: but,in your defense,you began with a tougher-than-average first opponent due to the injury-affected rankings drop.Your loyal fans hope that you can (1)Maintain decent health;and (2)Come back to where you no longer face seeds in 1st Rounds.Even some folks who aren't your fans,per se(regular tennis lovers),have missed you and wanna see you back at the top:).When you're at your best,you're unforgettably-good,Miss Safina,and we won't stop hoping for you to rise up again

Ashi
Jan 4th, 2011, 05:40 AM
Tough to start the year with a loss,Dinarik:hug: but,in your defense,you began with a tougher-than-average first opponent due to the injury-affected rankings drop.Your loyal fans hope that you can (1)Maintain decent health;and (2)Come back to where you no longer face seeds in 1st Rounds.Even some folks who aren't your fans,per se(regular tennis lovers),have missed you and wanna see you back at the top:).When you're at your best,you're unforgettably-good,Miss Safina,and we won't stop hoping for you to rise up again

True! :sobbing:

redsonja
Jan 4th, 2011, 06:53 AM
It's too bad she couldn't get into an exhibition of some kind-- either Hopman Cup or the Hong Kong team thingy. That way she'd have multiple matches guaranteed, which is really what she needs right now.

That aside, it's too bad she's not playing doubles.

C. Drone
Jan 4th, 2011, 10:05 AM
i have 2 things.
first its the tactic or mentality. It looks like either she has no confidence to be aggresive or don't want to be. i saw her standing inside the court waiting Wick serving, and when the serve came she started to hopping back to ballboys. Thats just so FAIL. and when Wick's rally shots barely hit over the T line, she was meters behind the baseline so she had to bend over and could barely catch the ball. Wick didn't even had to hit through her, becasue short balls did the same damage. FAIL! it looks like she thinks there is time for "warming up" shots in every rally. She just miss the first strike chance (on purpose), then the 2nd, but there is no 3rd coz then the opponent grabs the chance and makes her running, and then its over. If you ever saw a short youtube video about Wick (and you should watch your opponent before the match), you know what she's gonna do. i don't know if this kinda pushing is "strategy" or just mental block because she want to avoid failure (aka losing the point on her own fault.) both are too bad. i don't know if they use to watch matches on DVR, if not they should (Player and coach) making own pro/con notes point by point, repeating 3 times if it needs, but it would be clear and should stuck in her head in every moment: go for it, don't fuckin wait!
because if she has to run... you know its over.

and her footwork was lazy!!! waiting balls like a granite-pillar won't help. Move to the ball, move off the ball, bend, jump, do something! She only use to bend her waist(?), but her knee and ankle is like never existed.
if the training was so good, she shouldn't be that rusty. need many matches.

osseous
Jan 4th, 2011, 10:13 AM
Davai in Hobart! :cheer: :hug:

Dinayer
Jan 7th, 2011, 12:37 PM
from now it depends on the draws :sobbing: better luck in Hobart.