View Full Version : AO R3 Golden Flower Shuai Peng def. Sakura Flower Ayumi Morita 6-1 3-6 6-3

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:05 AM
:woohoo: gl vs Aga in R4!!!
Ayumi :hug:

Mary Cherry.
Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:06 AM
The cramping at the end got me worried :scared:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:06 AM
Fuck yes, Shushu :hearts: Losing to Morita would be unacceptable :o

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:07 AM

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:07 AM
Good match! Hapi for Shu Shu Peng..
But she pushes too much sometimes..:angel:
hopefully she wouldn't be killed by radwanska.

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:07 AM
Good run Ayumi :clap2:

northern lad
Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:08 AM
what a finish to that match :lol:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:08 AM
Somebody out there doesn't want Peng to win, cramping at 5-3 30-0 in the third set.

Tahnkfully she pulled it out. Pretty good match, but Peng really is becoming a pusher. So many important points she was on the defense.

Rematch against Radwanska :) Good shot at a quarter final!

Rising Sun
Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:08 AM
1st GS 4R for Pengy :eek:

Poor Ayu :sad:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:08 AM
That was a really fun match in the last two sets. Morita has improved a lot, but Shuai was just a little too good today. Good luck in the next round! I think Morita could have a good year too

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:09 AM
Amazing match.
Shushu,well done. :)
Ayumi, a big breakthrough :hug:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:09 AM
thanks God that Shuai saved those BPs at 3-3 in the final set :o well done Shuai, that cramping at the end was really worrying :scared: good luck vs Aga :yeah:

great tournament for Ayumi :hug:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:09 AM
Great great match! High quality stuff. Morita actually played really really good those last two sets.

Peng just the more experienced one. Got scared when she cramped but thankfully did it. That volley late in the third set she hit :eek: Geez. Pengratilova :eek:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:10 AM
Congrats Shu Shu, I thought the match would be one sided looking from the first set. Hope the injury is not serious though.:worship::worship:

Also great to see Morita and living her potential, watching her play since the beginning of the year, I must say she improved a lot, mentally and attitude. Hope this year will be a breakthrough for her :hearts:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:10 AM
shushu....great fight at the end...
proud of you...
good luck in the 4th round...

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:10 AM
Ugh. Heartbreaking loss. Ayu so deserved to win.. :fiery:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:10 AM
now please drop out double!

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:11 AM
good luck in next round:drool:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:13 AM
Thats how you fucking close out a set. :yeah:

I thought she was going to do a Wozniacki..:scared:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:15 AM
Thats how you fucking close out a set. :yeah:

I thought she was going to do a Wozniacki..:scared:

dance? :o

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:15 AM
shuai pushed too much in the last two sets, but good defense

The cramping at the end make me a little worry about her next match with another pusher, hope she can recover soon

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:16 AM

thank god the cramps didnt affect her :sobbing:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:17 AM
Incredible match. :bowdown:
Shushu played a great first set but then Morita played amazing in the second and third, HUGE credit to her. She was SO solid, wasn't missing anything and started to hit AMAZE winners. :eek:
But once again, Shushu showed her fighting skills and held on. :worship:
Congratulations Shushu for your first 4R GS, I just hope you won't be too tired against Radwanska. :unsure: :awww:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:17 AM
now please drop out double!

Yes please. :sad:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:18 AM
Thought Peng pulled a hamstring at first, glad to see it was probably just cramping, and didn't affect the result. Morita played much more aggressively than she did last round and can be proud.

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:20 AM
Peng :yeah:
Ayumi :hug: Its been fun to watch the new confident Ayumi this week. Hopefully she keeps it up.

Uncle Jason
Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:22 AM
now please drop out double!


Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:54 AM
Great win Shuai, was worried when you dropped that 2nd set... If I am not wrong, this her first 4R? Congratulations!

Ayumi you played surprisingly well today, keep it up! Your time will come, you are still young!

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:57 AM
Shuai :yeah: Tough for Ayumi, good week though.

Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:00 AM
Saw the first set and was pleased with Shuai. Suprised to see it became such a battle. Destory Radwanker, Golden Shu. :cheer:

Ayumi. :hug: Great tournament.

Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:03 AM
Gooo Ping Pong Peng.....

Hopefully she'll trash Radwanska and reach her first slam QF!!!

Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:06 AM
oh my god, this match.... i gave up on peng a couple times this match. :sad: but that makes me all the more happy she pulled through. :angel: morita was undoubtedly the better player for, imo, all of the last 2 sets excluding the last game. i totally freaked out when peng got injured. i really was scared that it was the end for her. but she pulled through. this game was so back and forth. this win was certainly more exciting (and painful) than if she had won 6-1, 6-1 or something.

am i the only person think that morita possibly, just possibly, let shuai win (after she got injured)? the way she hit those shots to her, like setting her up to hit a winner, and then when shuai made contact, morita really didn't whole-heartedly try to chase the ball down. i really think morita let peng shuai win, and i'm saying this as someone who 100% wanted peng to win before and during the game. tell me i'm wrong

morita was a lot more classy than peng this game too: when she was clearly wronged on the volley (it's obvious which), she let out one complaint and then stopped talking. peng, like during the second set when she was absolutely losing control, started throwing a few hissy fits about a few calls that were clearly right. morita was also the smarter player, guessing right on which way peng would hit the ball over 90% of the time really. that was really really frustrating. and then on the other end, it didn't really matter if peng could guess right, not that she could, because she's so slow. she was a lot lot faster and was a much better counter-puncher when she played against jankovic. she had a leg wrapping for this game so i should've seen that coming. that game jankovic was the one who lost her mental strength and totally just gave up on winning. this game, clearly peng, except peng at least kept her composure somewhat.

ayumi morita reminds me soooooo much of zheng jie. so so much. they're both about 5'4" first off. zheng jie and morita both are slow starters (at least from this one game i've seen of morita), often losing the first set and then winning the next two (or almost in this case). why is this? because they're analyzing their opponent and figuring them out; the first set, it wasn't just that morita had a little stage fright, she also couldn't guess which way peng would hit the ball; peng had a lot of winners in the first set. the second set, peng lost control and started making a lot of unforced errors, while morita made less and also hit more winners than peng: shocking. her serves and ground strokes also seemed to get harder and faster. anyway, jie and morita both have weak serves, so there's another comparison. i think jie hits harder than morita on ground strokes and is a better volleyer, but i really haven't seen enough of morita, or even jie really. they're both counter punchers of sorts, both very fast and can chase down balls and keep them in play. morita is i think faster than 2010 jie, but she's also 20 and from what i know has not had ankle surgery or wrist surgery like poor jie. :sad: 2008 jie was skinner and younger and less injured. zheng jie is more emotional on the court, however; i saw a few first pumps from morita, but none of the "come on!s" that jie would be shouting to herself. jie also has a cute grunt, while morita does not grunt at all :drool: and most importantly, jie is very classy, and judging only from this game, morita is too.

okay i'm done. this game had so many ups and downs for me :)

Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:41 AM
ShuShu :yeah:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:42 AM
well done ShuShu!!
she's just been on fire!

Jan 22nd, 2011, 06:07 AM
No surprise

Jan 22nd, 2011, 07:00 AM
well done Peng :) expected though

morita :hug: you played really well, good luck for the rest of the year! :kiss:

Sombrerero loco
Jan 22nd, 2011, 07:53 AM
nice week for morita :)

Jan 22nd, 2011, 08:02 AM
Is Peng chinas no 2 now after this win?

Jan 22nd, 2011, 08:03 AM
Best few weeks of Peng's career so far! Great wins over JJ and Morita. What I love about Peng is she never gives up and retrieves so many balls so hopefully she can beat Radwanska again. I think it's safe to say it's gonna be a 3 setter... Radwanska leeds 2-1 I think with Peng winning last year. All have been 3 sets.

I hope Peng's injury in the last game was just a cramp... hope she hasn't done a Bartoli!

Jan 22nd, 2011, 08:05 AM
Is Peng chinas no 2 now after this win?

Yeah I think so... Jie will lose a ton of points and Peng will gain a few hundred even if she loses to Agi :) Peng should return to top 50, maybe top 40.

Jan 22nd, 2011, 08:08 AM
Yeah I think so... Jie will lose a ton of points and Peng will gain a few hundred even if she loses to Agi :) Peng should return to top 50, maybe top 40.


I have always like Peng my favourite 'golden flower' good luck against Aga hope she can get a result there gunna be tough.

Jan 22nd, 2011, 08:09 AM

I have always like Peng my favourite 'golden flower' good luck against Aga hope she can get a result there gunna be tough.

Me too! Can't wait for that match, it's gonna be very competitive... I think/hope Peng will edge it though, her stats today were supreme.. something like 38 winners 19 errors. LET'S GO SHUAI!

Jan 22nd, 2011, 08:24 AM
Well done Shuai. You CAN beat Aga :yeah:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 08:41 AM
Well done Peng:)

Goodluck in the Rnd of 16

Jan 22nd, 2011, 09:36 AM
Shuai :yeah: :bowdown: First R4. :D

Jan 22nd, 2011, 10:34 AM

Jan 22nd, 2011, 10:36 AM
So happy for Peng but that drama at the end :worried:
Really impressed with her form this year. Would love her to get the upset now. Go Peng!

Jan 22nd, 2011, 10:53 AM

Shuai in a Grandslam 4R!

Ayumi :hug:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 11:13 AM
Good for Shuai.

Suprised she lost a set.

Jan 22nd, 2011, 11:14 AM
Good for Shuai.

Suprised she lost a set.

someone took a toilet break after the first set. :secret:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 11:28 AM
ShuShu :worship:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 11:55 AM
Shushu :hearts:

Ayumi :hug:

Mistress of Evil
Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:51 PM
Congratz, Peng. :yeah:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:54 PM
This match was intense! :eek: First of all, I had never seen Morita play and she was way better than I expected! Really solid game but of course couldn't win any of the key break points in the third set.

I love ShuShu but she really needs a diet plan that works. She looked exhausted and I have no idea how she is able to win so many 3 set matches. The cramping at the end was scary. But really gutsy play. She's such a fighter. :worship:

Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:06 PM
She played 15 matches in 3 weeks straight + doubles
and traning

It's tiring

Jan 22nd, 2011, 07:08 PM
Great Shushu :D

GL in the next round!

Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:38 AM
I like how my post got edited.. biased moderators much? :tape: