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Six Feet Under
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:36 AM
Franny :help: But well done :)
Arantxa :hug: Good effort, keep this up with Vania :D

flareon
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:37 AM
Just well done Fran.

fouc
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:38 AM
horrid last game from Arantxa kinda ruined the very very good overall impression.

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:38 AM
Arantxa :fiery: :( really messed up :(
had a chance......... :sad:

nevetssllim
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:39 AM
Fran was so bad in the first set. :tape: She managed to shake off the match rustiness though and I thought she played quite well in the second and third set.

Sharapovian
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:39 AM
Congrats Fran! I don't think she was playing her best though.

Blu€
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:43 AM
Parra :o all that fight to give it away in an awful last game! :(

claypova
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:43 AM
thankgod she survived :bigcry:

young_gunner913
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:45 AM
Thank goodness Franny. :lol:

simonsaystennis
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:45 AM
Arantxa :sobbing:

edificio
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:51 AM
Arantxa had so many errors. Fortunately, Franny came through. She seemed a bit worried--I suppose because of the injury.

MBM
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:07 AM
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CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:12 AM
Well fought Franny! Hopefully this long match will help her out in the later rds :bounce:


Nice effort from APS :yeah:

edificio
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:13 AM
Aranxta played well but you always knew she would choke.

True. Sadly.

New_balls_please
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:24 AM
What an awful last game :sad: Arantxa left the court in tears :sobbing:
Fran played pretty well and Arantxa had a chance but the last 4 points were.. :help: :tape: I knew that was gonna happen tho.

*Jean*
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:03 AM
Arantxa :sad: she was so close :bigcry:

Flavia P.
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:44 AM
APS served at like 34%, that was her downfall. She served worse as the match went on, and thus she made more errors as well. Miss Schiavone certainly wasn't great but she battled, that's why I love her!

Congrats on the win, Franny :bounce:

AnDrEi.b
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:48 AM
Franny :hatoff:

New_balls_please
Jan 17th, 2011, 05:00 AM
I still can't believe how close this match was :sobbing:

Arantxa :hug: You did great today and your fans are so proud of you :worship:

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 17th, 2011, 05:45 AM
Arantxa played great, but it all came down to experience
well done fran:)

Smitten
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:31 AM
Tactically all wrong today from Schiavone in the patches that I saw.

MAGIKARPETTA
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:37 AM
Fran always starts slow in slams ;)

*Jool*
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:41 AM
:awww: well done Fran ..but Arantxa was so close :hug:

Mistress of Evil
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:47 AM
I would have prefer her not to survive it :sobbing:

fouc
Jan 17th, 2011, 12:10 PM
btw, and it will sound strange, Franny looked kinda pretty there :)

Hian
Jan 17th, 2011, 12:24 PM
Fran :)
Arantxa is a very good player, underrated here. She deserves something more.

ce
Jan 17th, 2011, 12:26 PM
phewww, :dance:

n1_and_uh_noone
Jan 17th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Until midway through 2nd set, APS was at 100% win rate on 1st serves (or something ridiculous, over 90%) :eek: but her 1st serve % was terrible. Schiavone is vulnerable to the 1st flat shot hit in rallies, if she hasn't already started controlling it with her spin.

New_balls_please
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Fran :)
Arantxa is a very good player, underrated here. She deserves something more.

I agree. People here treat her like shit. She's much better than people think. When her tennis is ON she's really Really REALLY hard to beat.

*Jool*
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:01 PM
well...she still needs to scalp top 20 players on a more regular basis though :p
but yeah she's good :)
too bad she had a bad draw :( but I'm sure it helped her play better than her previous tournaments, maybe a lower-ranked opponent wouldn't have made Arantxa play her best tennis.
I rather a good match vs a tough player even if it's a loss, than a close win or a loss against another 50-100 player ..
Arantxa will have plenty of opportunities to keep improving and hopefully will have good wins this year . She made us fans very pleased with her reuslts those past two years while she was almost buried in her (tennis-career) grave , and theree's still lots of room for improvement / more regularity :cool:

Suerte Arantxa ! :bounce:

FORZA SARITA
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:12 PM
plz improve Sexa :(

hankqq
Jan 17th, 2011, 10:05 PM
Francesca :yeah: She's in a tricky section but I'm hoping she can make it to the 4th rd to take on Kuznetsova or Henin. That will be fun to watch.