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Verdasco
Dec 12th, 2006, 10:15 AM
I thought I would start a thread on people memories, good and bad, of Australian Open 2006.

Here are mine

Good

Kim Clijsters beating Hingis to reach Semifinals

Tsvetana Pironkova beating Venus Williams 2-6 6-0 9-7 after Venus served for the match at 5-4 in the deciding set

Daniela Hantuchova beating defending champion Serena Williams 6-1 7-6(5) after squandering 4 match points earlier in the match

Alize Cornet receiving a WC into maindraw

Bad

Jelena Dokic getting her forhand winner overuled when she had match point in the second set and went on to lose 3-6 7-6(6) 6-1 to Virginie Razzano in the 1RD

Clijsters retiring against Mauresmo when she was about to make a comeback

Mary Pierce losing in the 2RD

Nadia Petrova squandering set points in first set in QF against Maria

Elena Dementieva losing in 1RD

Alize Cornet losing in 1RD in three sets

Alicia Molik not being able to play

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What are you Australian Open 2006 memories?

The Daviator
Dec 12th, 2006, 10:22 AM
In hindsight, it was probably the best Slam of the year, amazing quarter-final line-up, some upsets, good matches, ok, rubbish ending :tape: But I remember everyone dissing it afterwards, and it wasn't that bad looking back :shrug:

Verdasco
Dec 12th, 2006, 10:37 AM
Bump :bounce:

Jenny.C.Fan
Dec 12th, 2006, 12:00 PM
Good- Amelie playing outstanding tennis the whole two weeks, especially in the final she employed exactly the right tactics.
Bad-No alicia, Patty not really showing up for the quarter's.

aussy89
Dec 12th, 2006, 12:27 PM
sams sensational run to the 4th round and a showdown with hingis, i was proud of her awwww =p lol

Hugo24
Dec 12th, 2006, 12:56 PM
Amelie winning her first Grand Slam and playing great tennis

shrOOf
Dec 12th, 2006, 01:04 PM
Good:

-Julia won against dementieva in the first round
-mauresmo won the title and played great tennis

Bad:

-Julia lost in the second round :(

Highlandman
Dec 12th, 2006, 01:11 PM
Bad:

- Venus lost to Pironkova 6-2,0-6,7-9 after 6-2,0-6,6-5
- Dokic lost to Razzano, after the umpire overruled
- Pironkova lost one round later
- Dementieva lost in the 1st
- S. Williams lost to Hantuchova in R3
- No Molik, no Cohen-Aloro
- Dulko out in R2
- Raymond out in R1
- Mattek lost in the Q
- Gallovits lost in the Q
- Zvonareva lost to Hingis


Good:

- Granville in R3
- Schnyder in QF
- Woerle in the MD
- Clijsters def Hingis

MyskinaManiac
Dec 12th, 2006, 01:13 PM
I have to say it, but Julia Shruff ruffled my feathers when she made comments about Nastya being the easiest player to beat in the top 10. Little did she know, that Nastya's mother was suffering from cancer which was a direct result on Nastya's downturn in form. Julia Shruff comes across as very negative.

Australian open was a let down... Martina should have gotten to the semis and Nadia should have stepped up.

Slumpsova
Dec 12th, 2006, 01:15 PM
- the way that Justine gave AO trophy to Amelie :o
- Maria is once again Semipova :haha:
- Kim Clijsters and her controversial injury :lol:
- urgh i can't even remember how Nicole & Ana did there :tape:

Just Do It
Dec 12th, 2006, 01:16 PM
AO 2006, only bad memories for me : Jankovic and Ivanovic out in R2 and Dokic... :help:

Mina Vagante
Dec 12th, 2006, 02:52 PM
fat serena:sad:
a resurgent hantuchova

sharapovas weird dress/nightie thing

a great SF sharapova v jhh

rockstar
Dec 12th, 2006, 03:10 PM
I thought I would start a thread on people memories, good and bad, of Australian Open 2006.

Here are mine

Good

Kim Clijsters beating Hingis to reach Semifinals

Tsvetana Pironkova beating Venus Williams 2-6 6-0 9-7 after Venus served for the match at 5-4 in the deciding set

Daniela Hantuchova beating defending champion Serena Williams 6-1 7-6(5) after squandering 4 match points earlier in the match

Alize Cornet receiving a WC into maindraw

Bad

Jelena Dokic getting her forhand winner overuled when she had match point in the second set and went on to lose 3-6 7-6(6) 6-1 to Virginie Razzano in the 1RD

Clijsters retiring against Mauresmo when she was about to make a comeback

Mary Pierce losing in the 2RD

Nadia Petrova squandering set points in first set in QF against Maria

Elena Dementieva losing in 1RD

Alize Cornet losing in 1RD in three sets

Alicia Molik not being able to play

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What are you Australian Open 2006 memories?


the memorable ones in bold

KishG
Dec 12th, 2006, 03:33 PM
The only memories I have are of the Williams sisters, Amelie Mauresmo, and Martina Hingis.

Good:

I was genuinely happy when Amelie finally won her first slam! She played great throughout the two weeks and she was the last women standing. She thoroughly deserved the trophy. :worship:

Martina Hingis coming back onto her best surface. With little match play, she managed to get to the quarter finals and take Kim Clijsters to three sets. She's going to do even better in 2007 methinks. :worship:


Bad:

1] Venus giving me a heart attack. Thats the worst I've ever seen her play. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse it did. First her forehand went, then her serve, then her backhand. Her game gradually broke down! And at that point it was obvious that it was her first competitive match in over four months. She also played a fiesty player in the form of Pironkova who hit some magnificent winners. So props to her. Ironically, even though this was Venus' worst match, her interview was the best. She showed that she can rise above any negative situation that there is, and that she doesn't take any shit from the dumbass media. Her last quote was just :D :worship:

2] Serena losing against Daniella. Serena tanked that match; she knew she wasnt physically fit to play against the top players [she would have played Maria in the next round had she had won]. She saved three match points when she was down 1-6 5-6 0-40 and thus was able to force it into a tie break, which shows that she was mentally tough. However, facing a fourth match point [at 6-6 [5-6] in the tiebreak], Serena hit Daniellas weak serve out wide to give Daniella the match. Even before hand, Daniellas support group seemed worried when Serena saved those match points and even Mary Carillo said that she "expected her [Serena] to turn it around". The moment Serena hit that forehand out wide I was thinking it was so unlike her just to give up. She really didn't care which was the worse part. :rolleyes:

Justines retirement! Enough said.

Viktymise
Dec 12th, 2006, 03:42 PM
Bad
Both lenaD and Vee losing R1 :o
Tszveti P losing in R2 after a huge upset
Crap Final
Vika Kutuzova losing 6-2 6-0 to Loit :help:
Dokic losing after having 2 MPs and Viginie screaming out out on one of them

Good

Tszveti Pironkova making her breakthrough
Hingis having a great comeback slam
:shrug: not much else

Craigy
Dec 12th, 2006, 05:39 PM
Don't be so silly, Serena never played the Australian Open 2006 :unsure: :lol:

WhatTheDeuce
Dec 12th, 2006, 05:47 PM
The only memory I have of it is the Dokic meltdown.

Princeza
Dec 12th, 2006, 05:50 PM
hingis comeback


bad
masha vs justine
the final

Vaidisova
Dec 12th, 2006, 05:51 PM
Amelie crushing Nicole 6-1 6-1:help:

Neptune
Dec 12th, 2006, 05:57 PM
Get up of your bed at 3 A.M just to watch tennis when you have school!You have to be a great tennis-fan to do that!!! :angel:

Slumpsova
Dec 12th, 2006, 06:19 PM
Get up of your bed at 3 A.M just to watch tennis when you have school!You have to be a great tennis-fan to do that!!! :angel:
:speakles:
and i thought i'm a hardcore fan :tape:

Kart
Dec 12th, 2006, 06:25 PM
The good bits were Amelie winning and the Justine - Maria semi.

The bad bits were the Nadia - Maria QF and this board after the final.

AJZ.
Dec 12th, 2006, 06:28 PM
Bad:
- Ai losing in the 1R to Martinez Granados :tape:
- Ai and Dani losing 1-6 1-6 to Dulko and Kirilenko R3 :tape::tape::fiery: 2007 will be their year, though ;) *knocks on wood*
- Final :o
- Dementieva losing in 1R when she had a decent shot at it (that was so bad I made myself forget :o)
- Pierce losing in 2R to avoid meeting Hingis :sad:

Good:
- Aiko Nakamura in R3 :)
- Hingis comeback :)
- Dani sending Serena a-packing! :bounce:
- Yan/Zheng, twelth seeds, winning the championship, saving two match points in the quarterfinals against R. Pascual/Suarez and three in the final against Raymond/Stosur :worship: :worship: :worship:

RJWCapriati
Dec 12th, 2006, 06:33 PM
No good memories really.....just for Justine retiring in the final....and of course Federer winning!:)

miss_molik
Dec 12th, 2006, 10:24 PM
Good: Sammy reaching 4r!
Bad: No Alicia :sad:

new-york
Dec 12th, 2006, 10:31 PM
bad:

Venus.

i hadn't been able to care after that.

!<blocparty>!
Dec 12th, 2006, 10:44 PM
Amusing:

Justine retiring in the final.
Venus losing in the first round - "SHOCK DEFEAT".
That picture of Serena's ass in training.
Martina's performance against Bepa.
Igor's brainfreeze against Davenport in the 4R.
Kim and her X-rays/injuries throughout the tournament. Then she does her ankle in.
Lindsay tanking.
Yuri shouting out during a point in the semi-final, then looking behind him after Justin looks up.

Bad:

Mauresmo winning.
Lindsay tanking.
Pretty much every WTA match after the QF's.

austennis
Dec 12th, 2006, 10:44 PM
Highlights -
Hingis' amazing comeback..
Stouser arrival in singles..
Baghdatis awesome run to the final..

Negatives -
Henin.. enough said
Clijsters' injury..
Hewitt's early loss..

frenchie
Dec 12th, 2006, 10:56 PM
good:
Nastya winning 3 matches
Hingis comeback, playing very interesting tennis
Pironkova upset

bad:
Nastya no-show against Patty
The final: disgusting...
Amelie winning her first GS with 3 retirements on her road
Dokic missing 2 mps
Sharapova's ridiculous dress

and that was my second favorite GS of the year besides Wimby!!

jas_aussie
Dec 13th, 2006, 12:44 AM
Sammy made the 4th round. She could have won that match if only she had won the 2nd set but that was still one of the matches of the open

Brett.
Dec 13th, 2006, 12:51 AM
Sophie Ferguson called Justine Henin Hardenne is a bitch in front of her! And she ran away crying! :lol:

Brett.
Dec 13th, 2006, 01:00 AM
Amusing:

Justine retiring in the final.
Venus losing in the first round - "SHOCK DEFEAT".
That picture of Serena's ass in training.
Martina's performance against Bepa.
Igor's brainfreeze against Davenport in the 4R.
Kim and her X-rays/injuries throughout the tournament. Then she does her ankle in.
Lindsay tanking.
Yuri shouting out during a point in the semi-final, then looking behind him after Justin looks up.

Bad:

Mauresmo winning.
Lindsay tanking.
Pretty much every WTA match after the QF's.

Good JOB! Yuri - Ya Champion! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

IceHock
Dec 13th, 2006, 01:06 AM
Not gunna lie, I jumped out of my chair when Daniela beat Serena.

Brett.
Dec 13th, 2006, 01:09 AM
Not gunna lie, I jumped out of my chair when Daniela beat Serena.

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol: :lol: :lol:

miss_molik
Dec 13th, 2006, 03:19 AM
Sophie Ferguson called Justine Henin Hardenne is a bitch in front of her! And she ran away crying! :lol:

what?:confused:

Andy.
Dec 13th, 2006, 03:31 AM
I loved it how Masha made it to the semi finals when she wasnt even sure if she was going to play because of her injury, but i wasnt happy with the bad line calls that cost her the match in the semis in the third set.

Ben.
Dec 13th, 2006, 03:52 AM
Good memories were Amelie winning the title finally breaking her grand slam duck, Stosur reaching the 4th Round, Hingis making the quarters, Kim reaching the semis despite all those injury woes & Daniela beating Serena which was great to see.

Bad memories were Kim retiring in the semis against Amelie :sad: & Justine retiring in the final :(

le bon vivant
Dec 13th, 2006, 05:01 AM
All I remember is Serena being as fat and slow as shes ever been and having heart attacks against Na Li and against hantuchova.
And Justine getting her ass kicked for 8 games before retring.

Sharapova and Ju played a very good match, though.

G1Player2
Dec 13th, 2006, 05:21 AM
All I remember is Serena being as fat and slow as shes ever been and having heart attacks against Na Li and against hantuchova.
And Justine getting her ass kicked for 8 games before retring.

Sharapova and Ju played a very good match, though.


:tape: Was Serena really that slow? I didn't notice it. I just noticed her being extremely winded, fatigued, and exhausted.

Dani12
Dec 13th, 2006, 05:23 AM
Good:

Martina's comeback
Sam's 4th round
Shock defeats
Henin vs. Sharapova - DRAMA!
Clijsters vs. Hingis
Amelie winning

Bad:

Too much retires
Molik not there

Ben.
Dec 13th, 2006, 05:31 AM
Another bad one I forgot:

Alicia Molik not there :sad:

miss_molik
Dec 13th, 2006, 06:02 AM
Another bad one I forgot:

Alicia Molik not there :sad:

It just wasn't the same without her:sad: I couldn't get half as excited about it.:sad: Its been too long since she's played in Australia. I think thats why i'm getting so impatient about her playing in perth!!

Lulu.
Dec 13th, 2006, 06:36 AM
BAD: Serena's whole tournament which ended early :o


Nothing good happend for me