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juki
Jul 10th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Akiko and Misa are now making their ways nicely up the rankings, time the Japanese youngsters got some support :bounce:

http://www.ariakeladies.org/photo/img/0612/p_06.jpg

Akiko left, Misa right :)

-sugi-
Jul 10th, 2011, 06:17 PM
Great decision to start a thread! :D
Misa has improved so much this year, I'm quite surprised.

Some pictures of the two from Bangkok:

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/260254_242618562417833_100000090748073_1083452_345 8833_n.jpg
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/270595_199274926789676_174963079220861_598441_5437 658_n.jpg

Ayumilove
Jul 11th, 2011, 03:45 AM
i talked to akiko on facebook after she won! such a sweet girl. i am so happy for her.

-sugi-
Jul 12th, 2011, 07:08 PM
Caceres R1
(7)Misa Eguchi (JPN) v Constance Sibille (FRA)

-sugi-
Jul 13th, 2011, 10:41 PM
(7)Misa Eguchi (JPN) d. Constance Sibille (FRA) 64 46 76(10)

I wonder if she saved any match points in that final set tiebreak. :scratch:

Hopefully she won't be too tired tomorrow.

-sugi-
Jul 13th, 2011, 10:44 PM
If I understand correctly from her twitter, she was down 2-5 in the final set and thought the match was over but kept fighting. :worship:

http://www.twitter.com/mi_saaa

-sugi-
Jul 15th, 2011, 11:08 AM
Misa lost in the second round to Garbine. Still a nice week for her, nonetheless.

juki
Jul 15th, 2011, 10:03 PM
A 3 set loss to Garbine is not a bad result at all, especially coming the day after her marathon against Sibille.

Good luck next week Misa :)
And Akiko is playing in Spain next week also :D

-sugi-
Jul 18th, 2011, 11:42 PM
Garbine ended up winning Caceres, so a nice effort from Misa last week.

La Coruna
R1 - Akiko Omae (JPN) vs (Q)
R1 - Misa Eguchi (JPN) vs (4) Alize Lim (FRA)

Tough opener for Misa. :scared:

juki
Jul 19th, 2011, 06:55 PM
Misa Eguchi (JPN) d. (4)Alize Lim (FRA) 7-5 6-2 :yeah:
Akiko Omae (JPN) vs (Q)Constance Sibille (FRA)

Very nice win for Misa. I think Akiko should get through her match comfortably as well :)

-sugi-
Jul 19th, 2011, 07:07 PM
Misa :woohoo:

I'm so surprised at her improvement this year, the last few years she had pretty poor results. I'm not complaining though. :hug:

-sugi-
Jul 25th, 2011, 10:11 AM
Vigo QR2
Marina GIRAL LORES (VEN) defeated Akiko OMAE (JPN) (1) 6-2 2-6 6-4

This trip to Spain has been pretty disappointing for Akiko :(

-sugi-
Jul 25th, 2011, 09:29 PM
Vigo R1
(4)Naomi Broady (GBR) v Misa Eguchi (JPN)

Quite a tough one for Misa. However, Naomi lost in straights to Garbine Muguraza-Blanco in Wrexham last week who beat Misa in three sets the week before. :shrug:

Good luck Misa :hug: :D

-sugi-
Jul 26th, 2011, 08:22 PM
Vigo R1
Misa Eguchi (JPN) def. (4) Naomi Broady (GBR) 6-3 6-4 :yeah:

Aranxa Salut (ARG) next.

juki
Jul 27th, 2011, 02:36 AM
Misa :yeah: Very solid win, should be the fav against Salut :D

-sugi-
Jul 28th, 2011, 08:06 PM
Vigo R2
Misa Eguchi (JPN) d. Aranza Salut (ARG) 62 57 61

Now plays Koehler, who double bagelled her opponent today. :scared:

juki
Jul 28th, 2011, 09:53 PM
Misa :bounce: Koehler is a very good player, but weak mentally. If Misa keeps fighting to the end she could have a chance :)

juki
Jul 29th, 2011, 07:54 PM
Misa beat Koehler in 2 sets :yeah: So solid :) Now play Iryna Bremond :scared:

-sugi-
Jul 29th, 2011, 07:55 PM
Vigo Quarter Final
Misa EGUCHI (JPN) defeated Maria Joao KOEHLER (POR) (6) 7-6(5) 6-4

Wow :eek: Next up is Iryna Bremond. Very likely the road will come to an end, but a great experience it will be for Misa to play a player of that calibre. I think she's the highest player Misa might have ever played?

-sugi-
Jul 30th, 2011, 06:01 PM
Vigo Semi Final
(1) Iryna Bremond (FRA) def. Misa Eguchi (JPN) 7-5 6-3

A pretty encouraging scoreline I think. Best of luck wherever Misa plays next, I can't believe how much she has improved!

juki
Jul 30th, 2011, 09:48 PM
Fantastic week for Misa :) She has played a lot of tennis lately, so I hope she has time off and can be 100% in form for the busy fall Asian season. I have no idea what a good year end ranking goal could be for Misa? 250? Its crazy how realistic that seems considering where she started the year :lol:

-sugi-
Jul 30th, 2011, 10:05 PM
I agree :D Top 250 seems quite feasible at the moment. This Autumn will be interesting for Misa, hopefully she can combine some of the WTA qualifying events in Asia as well as the Asian Challengers which will help boost her ranking even more.

It's a pity Akiko's Spanish tour didn't go as well. But she still has plenty of time and just needs to work on her consistency.

LegionArgentina
Jul 30th, 2011, 11:07 PM
Any comment about their style of game?
Thanks

juki
Sep 9th, 2011, 05:49 AM
Both Akiko and Misa are having great weeks!

Akiko has reached the semis of 25k Alice Springs, while Misa is into the semis of 25K Noto. Misa has a great chance to win the tournament now I think! Good luck to both :bounce:

martin white
Jan 9th, 2013, 06:28 AM
Akiko just got the last spot for AO qualies:),hope it's a good experience for her,She drew Arn first up,great experience for Akiko.........:)GS debut.

AYUMI-GOAT
Feb 1st, 2014, 07:02 AM
Misa won the 50k in Burnie beating Mrdeza, Gajdosova, Rogowska, Pavlovic and Kulichkova and only lost 1 set!! This is a great turnaround for Misa who really struggled last year

dos Santos
Feb 2nd, 2014, 07:37 AM
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AYUMI-GOAT
Feb 4th, 2014, 04:40 AM
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