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Hayato
Jan 11th, 2005, 06:01 AM
Great win from Samantha! :yeah:

switz
Jan 11th, 2005, 06:05 AM
2 top 20, 1 top 30 and 2 top 40 wins to start the year and 1 close loss to a top 15 player in form. great start to the year. i still credit my looks of encouragement at white city for her recent success. well done switz. noel must be doing a good job coaching her as well i guess.

Marcus1979
Jan 11th, 2005, 06:14 AM
Going good Sam :yeah: :yeah:

JenFan75
Jan 11th, 2005, 06:18 AM
I've never seen her play. Does she have the game to be top 10 or so?

Lemonskin.
Jan 11th, 2005, 06:21 AM
Great stuff Sammy!

Now all she needs to do is turn this red-hot form on the local scene into consistency overseas, and she'll be top-30 in no time :D

switz
Jan 11th, 2005, 06:28 AM
I've never seen her play. Does she have the game to be top 10 or so?

she has a very big game. great serve, big forehand, strong volleys. her only weaknesses are that she struggles to keep control of her game sometimes and it can be a tad predictable as patty showed last week in the final where she was completely lost in the first set but started to work out as the match went on where she liked to place her serve and hit her groundies.

definitely a lot of potential.

Nicky2002
Jan 11th, 2005, 06:32 AM
Sam's on fire!

TFan1156
Jan 11th, 2005, 06:47 AM
This is a tough little Aussie chick, fun to watch, just saw replay of the Uncle Toby`s final. Great forehand, goes for her shots. Will be looking for more successes from her. Go Sam. :)

switz
Jan 11th, 2005, 07:25 AM
This is a tough little Aussie chick, fun to watch, just saw replay of the Uncle Toby`s final. Great forehand, goes for her shots. Will be looking for more successes from her. Go Sam. :)

and she's bad ;)

TFan1156
Jan 11th, 2005, 07:31 AM
and she's bad ;)

You got me Switz... ;)

PatM04
Jan 11th, 2005, 07:32 AM
Keep it up Sam:)

martinafan
Jan 11th, 2005, 07:36 AM
I saw this match live...Kostanic just didn't know what to do against Stosur...Kostanic did actually go up a break to start the 1st set, but that was really just cause stosur was hitting too many unforced errors, but once sam got going there was nothing Jelena could do.

Jelena used the dropshot to good effect a few times in the match (must have watched patty do it against sam in the gold coast final! ;) ). Sam's forehand was awesome today - she hit some amazing winners! Definitely in good form right now. Should be a good match against Tathiana!

Dan23
Jan 11th, 2005, 07:41 AM
Well done Sammy :clap2:
Keep it going..

TS
Jan 11th, 2005, 08:15 AM
To think that she won a total of about 3 games in 2 matches against Kostanic last year....

Great performance :)

jrm
Jan 11th, 2005, 09:42 AM
Didn't expect anything else ... despite the good ranking Kostanic isn't household name!

Marcus1979
Jan 11th, 2005, 09:58 AM
Sam is on fire.

She should get to the QuarterFinal at least i reckon. :yeah:

Prizeidiot
Jan 11th, 2005, 11:41 AM
She has a fantastic game... plays like a man. Hits a good first serve, deep kicking second. Groundstrokes are heavy as well as hard, so they don't go off too much. Volleys better than most on the wta tour. Despite this, I think she can still over hit, sometimes going for winners when they're not on. She could also improve her movement a little more, even though it's not necessarily a weakness. With experience, she'll do good things I'm sure. I'm glad she has found some form...

Gowza
Jan 11th, 2005, 11:44 AM
she's come about at a good time, with molik breaking through and becoming one of the best players on tour sam is able to practice with one of the best players on tour which will help with her development.

azza
Jan 11th, 2005, 12:16 PM
she did the same thing last year this aussie circuit but when she went over seas :o losses to like amanda janes and jane odonough :o lets see if she can be consistent after the aussiue season

stijntje
Jan 11th, 2005, 12:29 PM
what has she been eating lately? ;)

Mr_Molik
Jan 11th, 2005, 12:37 PM
well done sam! :D

SpikeyAidanm
Jan 11th, 2005, 12:41 PM
Kinda surprising since Kostanic spanked her the last 2 times :clap2:

croat123
Jan 11th, 2005, 01:50 PM
kostanic spanked her the last two times cause it wasn't in australia. sam obviously gets pumped up to play down under and then just fades away...

Gowza
Jan 11th, 2005, 11:34 PM
sam actually did alright the 2nd half of last year overseas. she got to a couple of QFs i think and she took sharapova to 3 sets in one match so she is getting better overseas.

labkin
Jan 12th, 2005, 12:49 AM
I like her game. She's a cutie, too.

tennnisfannn
Jan 12th, 2005, 12:57 AM
She has body very much like Justine's. has the same single handed bh.

Prizeidiot
Jan 12th, 2005, 11:10 AM
She has a double handed backhand..... but yeah, she's kinda short like Justine, but I'd say she's built stronger.

She's a very nice girl.... she's certainly won me over with her willingness to talk to fans and give photos and autographs