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ptkten
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:16 PM
:bounce: :bounce:

Cariaoke
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:18 PM
:bounce: :bounce:

good luck against... it looks to be Zvonareva... go Ash! :D

Jordan.
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:20 PM
Douchevina was not impressive. :rolleyes:

AjdeNate!
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:21 PM
Good luck against Ver@!! Go Ash!!

Jordan.
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:22 PM
Omg..

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:24 PM
Douchevina was not impressive. :rolleyes:

why do you think she lost
Vera, very disappointing :sad:

but she's gonna get a whole lot better and zoom up the ranks
today nerves got to her in 1st maindraw slam match :(:(

served bad and too many UE's

Jordan.
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:25 PM
Yes, all of Eggy's favorites are gonna be #1..

Harju.
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:25 PM
Ashley :worship: :woohoo:

Good Luck against Vera Z.. win it :fiery:

Princess Fiona
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:27 PM
I saw the first set of this match... Congrats Ashley!! Commiserations Vera...

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:27 PM
did i say she was gonna be #1 :rolleyes:

you think Marissa Irvin will be #1 :o

mishar
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:28 PM
Ashley played very well, I thought. Very conservatively, smart on a windy day. The only player I've seen today not making a ton of unforced errors.

Vera D. needs a better second serve. But she's young.

Mattographer
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:28 PM
Ashley! :woohoo:

controlfreak
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:29 PM
Douche-bag hit loads more winners than Chipmunk-girl. Harkleroad was very focused though. Looked like she'd been snacking on the choccy and got a smudge on her cheek. VD looked as though she was about to throw a tantrum the whole match, but maybe that's just the way her face is. Good match. Looking forward to Vera 2: The Return on Wednesday.

Venus Forever
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:33 PM
Ashley :bounce:

Not impressed with Douchevina at all. :o

Monsters
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:37 PM
congrats to Ashley on her first in Flushing Meadow:)
guess the nerves probably got to Vera,
it's not like the crowds are on her side,
oh well, better luck next time:D

selesfan
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:44 PM
Congrats Ashley! :bounce:

Mase
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:46 PM
Congrats Ashley!

icetrein
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:48 PM
Gooooooo ash !!!! :bounce::bounce:

icetrein
Aug 25th, 2003, 04:49 PM
Gooooooo ash !!!! :bounce::bounce:
maja next :bounce:

JackFrost
Aug 25th, 2003, 05:05 PM
:bounce: :worship: :bounce:

carot
Aug 25th, 2003, 05:30 PM
Excellent news for Ashley! :D

Was her elbow still as taped as ever?

Venus Forever
Aug 25th, 2003, 05:41 PM
Yeah, the elbow is still taped. :sad:

icetrein
Aug 25th, 2003, 05:42 PM
Yeah, the elbow is still taped. :sad:
:sad: well looks like it didn't really bother her ;)

The Guilty
Aug 25th, 2003, 06:07 PM
Douchevina was not impressive. :rolleyes:

I told you she was nothing special ;)

katrientje
Aug 25th, 2003, 06:08 PM
Well done Ashley!!!!

katrientje
Aug 25th, 2003, 06:11 PM
Yeah, the elbow is still taped. :sad:

http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_day01_08harkleroad.jpg
indeed

TatiAnnahølic
Aug 25th, 2003, 06:13 PM
yay that's my Ash! :hearts: :D :D :D

the cat
Aug 25th, 2003, 06:57 PM
Well done Ashley! :) I was pleased to see her finally win a U.S. Open match. Vera D. played like a junior! :( But Vera Z. wont. :eek: And Ashley will have to play a great match to beat Zvonareva.

Steam
Aug 26th, 2003, 03:23 AM
Cat, you sure you weren't at the Open? In front of me there was an old man taking an obscene amount of pictures of Harkleroad. Figured it might be you.

tenn_ace
Aug 26th, 2003, 03:52 AM
Ashley played smarter and that's why she won. Also, Vera's inexperience held her back... I'm sure if they play again in a year, Vera will demolish Ashley... Vera is more talented.

ptkten
Aug 26th, 2003, 04:41 AM
I didn't necessarily think so...Vera didn't impress me that much, it's not like she was overpowering Ashley on a consistent basis, which a lot of the top players can do on hardcourts. I expected her to hit as hard as Sharapova, and that wasn't the case. Ashley looked just as talented to me, I especially liked that down the line forehand winner on the run ;)

TS
Aug 26th, 2003, 06:24 AM
Well done Ash :)

Bad luck Vera :sad:

LOL...some people base an assumption on a player's abilities after watching ONE match :rolleyes: Vera is going places...sure she may have been less than impressive yesterday (I saw some of the match) but I'm sure in the next twelve months it will be a different player you see. Experience counts these days.

skanky~skanketta
Aug 26th, 2003, 06:27 AM
vera d had way to many errors. but she had more winners too. oh well, at least she played through qualifying and its a pretty good start. GO VERA Z!beat ashley tomorrow!!!!

SerialKiller#69
Aug 26th, 2003, 10:56 AM
It's bad luck Ashley has to meet Zvonareva. I don't see a chance for Ashley.

Smart
Aug 26th, 2003, 12:02 PM
Great win Ashley!

whiteplains
Aug 26th, 2003, 12:12 PM
This match showed nothing of what Vera D is capable of...I saw all of her qualie matches and is is GOOD and with the right training she can be great...she is very talented...she has all the shots...you guys just wait and see...

If Ash stays to her game plan with Vera Z, she could easily win the match...but she tends to let other people force her into playing "their" game...

Joana
Aug 26th, 2003, 01:41 PM
OMG Vera.... :sad:
Yes, you can see one match and really figure out how talented someone is and how good she will be.
Of course, there's no such thing as a bad day, inexperience, nerves before first big match etc. :rolleyes: