Jan 4th, 2003, 12:52 PM
Iva lost to Morigami today 6-7(5) 2-6, saving eigth match points in that last game. Has she hit rock bottom - she can't even qualify for a Tier II event anymore. :sad:
I didn't know whether she was going to win her first round match vs. Cervanova, but she crushed her 6-2 6-1. Now I though she would easily beat Morigami, but she lost.
Jan 4th, 2003, 12:54 PM
i saw a few games of the match and iva wasn't playing that bad...made a few errors, but was playing ok....akiko was playing very well though...she can get a fair bit of power on her shots and she runs everything down....was very impressed with akiko's form....
Jan 4th, 2003, 01:01 PM
Please Iva,recover quick!
Jan 4th, 2003, 01:09 PM
well if u read my quallifying report of round1 i did credit akiko for her very good play, but it is a bit of a shock she won so easily.......
Iva played very well in her first round, and a player like Akiko who has such accuracy and depth can cause her problems if shes a 'little' off :(!
dont worry iva fans...im sure shell raise her level a few notches at aus. open which is worth more to her than some qualifying match...if she plays like she did in rd1 she should win a few rounds and do quite well. :)