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FrenchY52
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:02 PM
Well done Tati :) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

leviathane
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:05 PM
oups ! Congrats tatie, il think it could be easier but a win is a win :worship:

FrenchY52
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:05 PM
Next round probably versus Fran !

yukon145
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:06 PM
great job Tati!

Kim's_fan_4ever
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:07 PM
The 2nd and 3rd set were great :worship: Good luck Tati in the next round :hug:

thiaela
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:08 PM
Well done Tatiana.

DevilishAttitude
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:09 PM
Elena :bigcry: :sad: That call at 1-2 30-30 in the final set killed your chances and the injury didn't help.

IMO she would have won last year :sad:

:inlove:
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:10 PM
Rubbish match. :yawn:
Congrats Tati. :D

Uranus
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:11 PM
Shaky start, then she picked up!

Wayn77
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:12 PM
Oh dear Lena! :crying2: I do like you and tipped you to skip around Ms Golovin in this tie.

Congratulations Tati :kiss:

Dexter
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:12 PM
Lena :sad: not a chance after 1st set
congrats Tati - good luck in the next round!

Nicolás89
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:14 PM
back to the bagels!!!

Harju.
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:15 PM
Congrats Tati :yeah:.
Good come back after a lousy first set.

Craigy
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:19 PM
:lol: I thought I had scudded her and when she lost the 1st set I was going crazy :lol:

rrfnpump
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:22 PM
some good rallies, I thought it was a nice match
at least I was enjoying watching it although I am not too much of a fan of both

Craigy
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:32 PM
Yeah I enjoyed the match too :cool:

TatiAnnahĝlic
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:39 PM
Tania :banana:

nouf
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:45 PM
hqs thxs tatiworld

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~Kiera~
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:49 PM
Congrats, Tati :)

WhatTheDeuce
Oct 3rd, 2006, 06:57 PM
Tati :banana: Nice fight :kiss:

hablo
Oct 3rd, 2006, 07:01 PM
congrats, tati :woohoo:
hqs thxs tatiworld

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thanks for posting them.

vesanto
Oct 3rd, 2006, 07:01 PM
Actually I found the match quite entertaining with good rallies...
Lena has a pretty good game, she works well the points but somehow I think she is lazy in finishing them...in first set Tati was having problems in taking control of the points and with the Lena's hidden backhand down the line...then she took over the match...
Goloving looked beautiful out there although some fat is visible around her belly...I don't have a problem with that but I think she sould work on her fitness...

UDACHi
Oct 3rd, 2006, 07:12 PM
way to fight, tania. :)

xXSarajevoXx
Oct 3rd, 2006, 07:28 PM
Tati :yeah:

Ellery
Oct 3rd, 2006, 07:45 PM
Lena :rolleyes:

Brashkoala
Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:02 PM
can someone please post a video

Belmont Lad
Oct 3rd, 2006, 08:53 PM
:bounce: Well done Tati! :bounce:

Havok
Oct 3rd, 2006, 10:15 PM
Nice fight Tati :yeah:. Continue and take out Schiavone and have a rematch vs Mauresmo :drool:.

selyoink
Oct 4th, 2006, 12:33 AM
Any win for Tati makes me happy

.Andrew.
Oct 4th, 2006, 01:03 AM
Well done, Tati! :bounce: :hearts:

youkoulélé
Oct 4th, 2006, 12:42 PM
:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: tati i'd like to see you ousting Fran now!!!

Corswandt
Oct 4th, 2006, 01:36 PM
Pleasant match, with lengthy, well played rallies and excellent defensive play from both Golovin and Likhovtseva, with both opening angles from very awkward positions, and very few needless errors.

Golovin didn't play that much worse in the first set than she did in the remaining two IMO; it was just that she lost a few decisive points at the worst possible time. The other two sets, particularly the third, were tighter than the score would suggest, even though Golovin was clearly in control throughout; it was just that Likhovtseva pretty much gave up on the second set once she realised that a recovery would be very unlikely.

I always feel nostalgic when I watch Likhovtseva play; she plays the game the way it was played 10 years ago. She did what she could, but without anything in the way of a weapon to hit through Golovin, it was always a tough task to win a point against such a good defender as Tati is. She had to patiently construct each of her points, and when a player has to hit 6-10 shots to even be in the position to attempt a winner, the chances for an error, and for her opponent to take over the point with a timely counterattack, increase exponentially.

Golovin won a few free points off her first serve (something Likhovtseva is unable to do) and, even though she's seriously lacking in firepower when compared with most of the Tour these days and takes few risks with her shots, it was her who usually managed to force a decision earlier.

Still, far too often Golovin would relapse into passive mode, playing from way behind the baseline, deliberately avoiding deep shots or going for the lines, and running from side to side to retrieve the shots of a player who isn't more powerful than her.

Playing the game the way Golovin plays it requires stamina, consistency and above all flawless shot selection. There are signs of improvement from Golovin, but she'll always be liable to be blown off the court by a more powerful hitter.