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PointBlank
Feb 18th, 2005, 02:05 PM
Ask me about any match you want..Ive probably seen it..Im sorry I stopped doing it daily but I havent been getting home till like 10..but if you want to know about a match just ask :)

Epigone
Feb 18th, 2005, 02:31 PM
Please give a report on the Bepa vs Katya match :)

In particular, I'd like to know whether or not you think a higher 1st serve percentage by Katya in the 1st set would have seen her take the set.

Also, I haven't seen Katya play for awhile, so could you please tell me how she is playing in general?

PointBlank
Feb 18th, 2005, 02:36 PM
Her serve really wasnt that much of a problem..she came out with no sign of nerves and was going for everything and getting everything..she just looked nervous for some odd reason in the second and her forehand really let her down..Vera sort of picked up her game though..and the 6-0 isnt very telling..the second set was very good but Katya couldnt win the bigger points in the second..

Shonami Slam
Feb 18th, 2005, 02:52 PM
how were the youngsters in general?

mishar
Feb 18th, 2005, 02:56 PM
Did Jamea play as well as it seems?

PointBlank
Feb 18th, 2005, 03:36 PM
All the youngsters were ok I guess..Kraijeck dissapointed me..I thought she was as good as she was hyped to be..Shumate and Bhargava need to work on there nerves before they do good..

and Jamea played as well as it seems..she doesnt have that one main weapon though..she hits hard from all sides..she runs players around alot but with speed not like Coetzer and Smashnova that just run them with no speed..Jamea needs like a big FH or BH to end points quicker..she has these four strategies sheet she keeps in front of her in all her matches..the top one is:
Remember Nothing - Forget about the last point and concentrate on the next
and she really does that..she doesnt hit softer when shes down MP she actually plays stronger and never gives up..she saved 7 MP :)

mishar
Feb 18th, 2005, 03:42 PM
Thanks! Great to hear -- I've never seen her play, I was hoping to see a little of her on the Tennis Channel this week, but no luck. It sounds like she could also use a stronger serve if she wants to advance further!
But glad to hear her groundies are solid.
I love her strategy! That's so important in tennis, such a skill. (In life, as well.)

*Jean*
Feb 18th, 2005, 03:53 PM
Did Meghann play very well or her opponents were too light for her ? ;)

PointBlank
Feb 18th, 2005, 04:27 PM
I havent seen Meghanns matches yet..I will she her SF today though..I saw her practicing with Bepa and Megs coach..she was hitting fine..I really wanna see her play

Reichen
Feb 18th, 2005, 04:31 PM
Did you watch Krajicek vs. Morigami in the 2nd Round...if you did, how did the players play and how did the match go?

Also, I'm interested in Cho, she's the one that almost beat Monica at the U.S. Open awhile ago...how is she playing?

Thanks:)

PointBlank
Feb 18th, 2005, 04:38 PM
Like I said before I wasnt that impressed by Michaella..I saw her first round match..I decided not to watch Akiko vs. Kraijeck..I saw some though..Akiko just player her game and was running Michaella everywhere..

I did Cho vs. Serra-Zanetti..Cho really hits harder than the other Asians..I expected her to be a pusher but shes not..she could work on that serve though..

Andrew.
Feb 18th, 2005, 04:53 PM
More Marissa info plz :p

sarza
Feb 19th, 2005, 06:51 PM
Anything on Laura Granville :D shes in the dubs final, cheer loudly if u see it on my behalf, and would love to hear about it, in her thread, THANKS!

Hayato
Feb 19th, 2005, 07:32 PM
I think you already told me about Rossana ;)

Anything on Hana Sromova? :wavey:

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Feb 19th, 2005, 07:58 PM
How did Meghann hit all of those aces??

pcrtennis
Feb 19th, 2005, 08:52 PM
Can you tlak more about Yoon-Jeong Cho, Akiko Morigami and possibly Yuka Yoshida? Also, what about Saeki/Yoshida doubles?

PointBlank
Feb 20th, 2005, 04:49 AM
Blah..sorry..I really cant say anything more about Marissa than I did in her forum..:p..Laura played really well in doubles today with Spears but man Yuka/Miho were sooo quick..I dont think there was a ball that got by them..Hana plays well but really needs to work on the serve..she really fights for every point even when down..Meghann hits aces because of placement..she doesnt hit a very hard serve(100-110) but she has a good placement...

The final was really not awesome..I think more Meghann beat herself then Vera beat her..Vera needs to get that mental game though..man..

I got a pic. with Meg and Vera(not at same time ;))..but Vera and Lex together are soo funny..This girl named Shanya was getting her pic. taken with Vera and Lex was taking it and he asked her age and she said 18 and he said good we can get clevage..haha..then me and my friend Ellie were fighting because I have a Andy Roodick No Compromise bracelet and she doesnt and I wouldnt give it to her and Lex said how old are we and we said 14 and he said tell her youll give her the wristband for 10 minutes in the closet..haha..

PointBlank
Feb 20th, 2005, 05:18 AM
O and there was a exho. doubles match because Roddick pulled out and they wanted fans to have fun..Craybas and Arthurs vs. McCain and Hanely..It was one of the funniest things I have ever seen..everyone loved Kelly because she is so small..The ball kids became lines men and vise versa..Wayne kept making the line person who was being a ball kid run for the ball by moving it in all directions..Wayne is really funny..

Epigone
Feb 20th, 2005, 05:26 AM
I got a pic. with Meg and Vera(not at same time ;))..but Vera and Lex together are soo funny..This girl named Shanya was getting her pic. taken with Vera and Lex was taking it and he asked her age and she said 18 and he said good we can get clevage..haha..then me and my friend Ellie were fighting because I have a Andy Roodick No Compromise bracelet and she doesnt and I wouldnt give it to her and Lex said how old are we and we said 14 and he said tell her youll give her the wristband for 10 minutes in the closet..haha..:rolls:

I told you that Lex is hilarious. When I went looking for nachos with him in Sydney, he was cracking jokes the whole time. Then he made fun of me in front of Bepa :o :lol:

pav
Feb 20th, 2005, 11:07 PM
Quote Pointblank: The final was really not awesome..I think more Meghann beat herself then Vera beat her..Vera needs to get that mental game though..man..

Thanks for the reports,in the above quote are You saying that Vera wasn't playing that well? and was Her mental state a problem? I was hoping the whole tournament went reasonably calm for Her.