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alwayshingis
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:04 AM
Nice win for your confidence ALICIA! :bounce: :bounce:

xr6turbo
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:04 AM
Well done Alicia. :)

yeu tzuoo wang
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:05 AM
Now time for the real show - Philipoussis vs. Tursunov :smoke:

fOxYLiCiOuS
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:05 AM
:woohoo: Welcome back Alicia :hearts: :worship:

Awesome serving :yeah:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:06 AM
AWESOME WIN ALICIA! :worship: Looks like she is fully back to her old self :hearts: :bounce:

Ferosh
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:06 AM
Congratulations Alicia. I'm glad that your back to your glorious form, I just wish it handn't been against Nadia. :o

Nadia, pick your self up and try again. :hug:
Unfortunately, it's not a good start to the season. There should be no excuses for this result.

aussie_fan
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:08 AM
well done alicia, this match was a great effort. Nice to see you well on your way to your best form.

alwayshingis
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:08 AM
Dear Alicia,

Stay far away from Martina in the AO draw.

Love,
Me

Hingie
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:08 AM
A good win, but Petrova really did not play well at all.

The forehand and second serve :help:

Alicia's down the line serve was booming though.

blumaroo
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:09 AM
Alicia needed the win more. Well done Alicia. :D
I'm sure Nadia will pick it up at the Australian Open. She'll most likely get a good draw so I'm not too worried.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:09 AM
OMG :eek:

Congrats Alicia!!!

nbaker53
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:09 AM
Alicia! :eek: :D

TS
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:09 AM
Nadia played some awful, loose tennis. She didn't look to dejected though - she knows the real stuff starts in a few weeks.

Hats off to Alicia, she is looking good and if I were a seeded player at the AO, I wouldn't want to run into her early!

Alicia Rocks
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:10 AM
:woohoo: So happpy :D Great serving Leesh, groundstrokes were pretty good as well, just went off occasionly ;) Nadia didn't play her best but showed glimpses of her true form :yeah:

AJZ.
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:11 AM
Good job Alicia :) Get your confidence back up!
I hope this doesn't smash down Nadia's confidence though :fiery:

DomenicDemaria
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:11 AM
ALICIA!!!!!!!!!!! Well done!!! :woohoo:

Alicia served really really really well today. If she can keep this up 2007 might be a better year than expected.

On the other hand Nadia wasn't at her best. I will put it down to her being rusty. Her forehand and second serve were way off.

It was an awesome win for Alicia! :yeah:

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:11 AM
Awesome for Leesha she played well served smart and i think she plaed within herself for most of the match so watch out :worship:

Vaidisova
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:12 AM
Wow, well done Alicia.

Ben.
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:13 AM
great job alicia. your back & you sure have a lot more to prove than ever :yeah:

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

nadia didn't play her best but alicia was just too good for her on the important points :yeah:

Sharapova's_Boy
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:15 AM
Nadia :vomit:

Forehand and second serve were terrible, wasn't mentally there either.

Alicia served well. Apart from that... :shrug:

Hingie
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:21 AM
Nadia :vomit:

Forehand and second serve were terrible, wasn't mentally there either.

Alicia served well. Apart from that... :shrug:

I'm an Aussie and think Alicia is lovely and all but i agree.

I know she's just come back from a long lay off but to me, i haven't seen much of an improvement in her game. Her backhand slice stays up way too much (as it always has), she looks awkward in her movement a lot of the time and it just doesn't look natural to me.

There's nothing wrong with that and there are a lot of manufactured players out on Tour but it is obvious she has to work hard on absolutely every aspect and as Sharpie's Boy wrote, without the serve, there really isn't much else.

Lucky she wasn't against a player that could keep the ball in court and move it around better.

I hope Petrova picks up her form or she will be one of the first seeds to go at the Aussie Open.

go hingis
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:22 AM
Nice Win Alicia!

.Andrew.
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:27 AM
Yes, I'm shocked! Well done, Alicia! Proved all of us Nadia fans wrong! :bounce:

DutchieGirl
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:34 AM
:woohoo: Alicia...a win is a win. Alicia did well ebough to win, but not brilliant.

Apoorv
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:36 AM
congrats to alicia. good job.

Sunny_Boy
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:41 AM
Congrats Alicia!
It was a great win!! :)
Serving was great! 13 aces
Could have been a straight sets win though (62 20 up)
Good try Nadia! She played this match in a great spirit

cartmancop
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:44 AM
Well done Alicia. I'm so happy you're back and apparently playing well too :)

Brooklyn90
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:45 AM
omg :eek:

Prizeidiot
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:45 AM
Nadia looked a bit slow with the footwork today, but that is to be expected this early in the season.

Alicia looked pretty good. The wildcard playoffs obviously helped, and her serve was sweet as. I still think she can play even better though.

treufreund
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:47 AM
This result brings me immense joy!

xin_hui
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:49 AM
:eek: :woohoo:

well done alicia :yeah: :bowdown:

Ben.
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:50 AM
MATCH STATS

Aces:
Petrova - 9
Molik - 13

Double Faults:
Petrova - 9
Molik - 2

1st Serves In:
Petrova - 57%
Molik - 57%

1st Serves Won:
Petrova - 75%
Molik - 79%

2nd Serves Won:
Petrova - 27%
Molik - 37%

Break Pts Won:
Petrova - 4/7 = 57%
Molik - 6/15 = 40%

Winners (incl Aces):
Petrova - 33
Molik - 27

Forced Errors:
Petrova - 13
Molik - 12

Unforced Errors (incl Double Faults):
Petrova - 45
Molik - 32

Total Points Won:
Petrova - 77
Molik - 85

star
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:50 AM
:eek: Great job! :bounce:

Vaidisova
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:50 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20061230/i/r3478574745.jpg

Vaidisova
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:59 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20061230/i/r2200436793.jpg

Vincey!
Dec 30th, 2006, 05:00 AM
Great win Alicia :yeah:

Ben.
Dec 30th, 2006, 05:00 AM
thanks for the pics vaidisova :)

Hachiko
Dec 30th, 2006, 05:01 AM
Great job Alicia. :yeah:

Derek.
Dec 30th, 2006, 05:08 AM
Alicia! :eek:

Dementrova & Goldenlox. :nerner:

selyoink
Dec 30th, 2006, 05:11 AM
Interesting result. It would be nice to see Molik get back to where she was in 2005.

southpaw58
Dec 30th, 2006, 05:17 AM
haha nice! i don't like alicia, but i'd rather have her win rather than nadia

LesViolettes
Dec 30th, 2006, 05:28 AM
That's great! I hope this is the (re)start of something beautiful for Alicia.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:11 AM
:eek: awesome win :D

Cage
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:19 AM
Alicia :eek: :D :bounce:

fufuqifuqishahah
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:20 AM
nadia :sad:

alicia's game looks so strange and awkward to me... not like its a bad thing lol.

fufuqifuqishahah
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:21 AM
Alicia :eek: :D :bounce:

i just noticed ur signature.... who is sarena? :kiss:

Dan23
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:57 AM
Good win Molik :cool:
The #1 Russian should be here instead of in HKG :p

Go the Poo too :lol:

hablo
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:57 AM
:speakles:

RJWCapriati
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:58 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

This is definitely going to give her a lot of confidence for the Aus Open!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!

willrock
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:02 AM
Alicia's back
step by step :)

Martian Stacey
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:06 AM
Great win Alicia! :D :yeah: :eek: Its so good to see her start the new season with such a big win! :bounce:

Hope she can get a win in the mixed as well :)

klok
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:11 AM
Great win by Alicia, it is great to see her beating quality oppostition. A big well done to the Poo as well.

Lulu.
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:11 AM
haha nice! i don't like alicia, but i'd rather have her win rather than nadia



Same here

cometz9
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:13 AM
Nadia :mad: first match is always tough but good luck in your next match.
Alicia :eek: :clap2: great win in a long time for her, hopefully this win will do her good going into 2007.

PLP
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:16 AM
Alicia! Congrats! :worship:

Nadia :kiss: , still love you! No worries, just the beginning of the season.

jas_aussie
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:37 AM
Well done Alicia you are awesome i'm so pist off i mist that match because i had to work!!

Dan23
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:37 AM
Nadia was a bothered by her FH, it was all over the shop....but Alicia had almost as many FH errors. Sometimes it takes a match to get used to playing in the Dome.

bmwofoz
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:43 AM
A good win for Molik, sure Petrova will be disappointed but to take a fellow top 20 player to Three sets in their Country wont cause her to lose any sleep, its not even 2007 yet.

K-Dog
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:46 AM
What do players do over XMas holiday? Nadia, Alicia, and Mark all looked out of shape and a bit big. Dima was the only player that looked in shape, but when doesn't he?

lilimi
Dec 30th, 2006, 08:05 AM
good win for alicia, i'm a bit disappointed for nadia...

Highlandman
Dec 30th, 2006, 08:09 AM
:D :worship:

narrisch
Dec 30th, 2006, 08:18 AM
great win for Alicia :yeah:

Nadia :hug:

nouf
Dec 30th, 2006, 08:34 AM
HQS

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http://img157.imagevenue.com/loc379/th_67000_molik_123_379lo.jpg (http://img157.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=67000_molik_123_379lo.jpg)http://img125.imagevenue.com/loc535/th_67007_molik2_123_535lo.jpg (http://img125.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=67007_molik2_123_535lo.jpg)http://img37.imagevenue.com/loc350/th_67013_molik3_123_350lo.jpg (http://img37.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=67013_molik3_123_350lo.jpg)

up!
Dec 30th, 2006, 08:36 AM
Great Alicia!

Meelis
Dec 30th, 2006, 08:38 AM
Alicia :bounce:

rrfnpump
Dec 30th, 2006, 08:49 AM
Nadia should be serious if she plays Hopman Cup, a good start into the new season is important even if its a rather unimportant exhibition.

pathetic stats for Nadia also :help:
45 unforced errors, 9 double faults...

Ben.
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:01 AM
really it was a combination of nadia not playing at her best & alicia playing some solid tennis. but alicia deserved that win fair & square.

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:07 AM
Oi, Oi, Oi ALICIA :woohoo:

jazar
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:13 AM
is molik coming back to her best? or is petrova a bit rusty?

anyway i predicted 7-5, 6-2 to petrova, so at least i got the second set right

Sharapova's_Boy
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:17 AM
Alicia isn't anywhere near her best IMO. She was very tentative out there - she wasn't really trying to dictate at all.

And even when she was trying to be aggressive, it wasn't too impressive. :shrug:

Diediediediebark
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:19 AM
shocking and soo wonderful!! ALICIA!!!!!!!!!!! be crucial baby!!!

LUXXXAS
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:24 AM
Alicia :woohoo: :banana::kiss:
Nadia :tape::lol:

DutchieGirl
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:27 AM
What do players do over XMas holiday? Nadia, Alicia, and Mark all looked out of shape and a bit big. Dima was the only player that looked in shape, but when doesn't he?

:scratch: Alicia didn't look out of shape. She's been training for nearly 2 months in Melbourne with Paul Kilderry and her fitness coach, and she played 4 matches in the AO WC playoff about 1.5 weeks ago. :shrug:

Nadia did look a little bigger, but she's also been in Melb for a couple of weeks training so :shrug:

Ben.
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:30 AM
:scratch: Alicia didn't look out of shape. She's been training for nearly 2 months in Melbourne with Paul Kilderry and her fitness coach, and she played 4 matches in the AO WC playoff about 1.5 weeks ago. :shrug:

Nadia did look a little bigger, but she's also been in Melb for a couple of weeks training so :shrug:

agree

silverwhite
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:32 AM
Alicia :worship:

DutchieGirl
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:33 AM
is molik coming back to her best? or is petrova a bit rusty?

anyway i predicted 7-5, 6-2 to petrova, so at least i got the second set right

oh :woohoo: for you!

So Disrespectful
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:34 AM
WHAT!? Alicia out of shape? This is the best shape she has been in for her career IMO. Possibly better than 2005. She just has a different frame to players like Sharapova.

DutchieGirl
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:37 AM
WHAT!? Alicia out of shape? This is the best shape she has been in for her career IMO. Possibly better than 2005. She just has a different frame to players like Sharapova.

Seems like there's more than 1 person on here who doesn't understand females bodies that well. ;)

CooCooCachoo
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:41 AM
Good win :)

The Dawntreader
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Well done Alicia:D

Obviously has been working so hard for the Aussie summer season, and what a result! Her first top 10 win since beating mauresmo in Doha 2005. Well done Alicia and good luck for the rest of the tourny!:)

P.s The scud seemed in fine form too:)

thenj
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:42 AM
wow
well done Alicia!

~Carsten~
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:44 AM
wow that's cool!
congrats Alicia! :)

aussy89
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:58 AM
alicia played soo awsome, it was really good watching her play again =) an the best part i gt to hav a miny convo with her yays, i also had a breif chat to mirza an the indian fella, lol cause he was practicising on court 1 wich i was looking after an he kept serving an the balls kept hittin me cause she coldnt stop them cause they were quite wide so he kept apologizing it was funny lol. anyways i had a great day at hopman working =) an im more happy aussies won wat a day =)

disco_rage
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:04 AM
Wow! Just heard the result. Excellent stuff Alicia!

Mr.Kardashian
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:05 AM
what did u say to alicia? im so jealous! lol yes although nadia didnt have her best tennis today alicia played really well... especially on serve... and with mark in such good form also the aussie could actually win in perth... now dat wud be kool... i really didnt expect alicia to win at all but im so happy she did...

LDF
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:05 AM
:eek:

Well done Alicia! :D

sapir1434
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:09 AM
oh yeah. :)

Kai
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:17 AM
well done alicia :yeah:

Ben.
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:23 AM
alicia played soo awsome, it was really good watching her play again =) an the best part i gt to hav a miny convo with her yays, i also had a breif chat to mirza an the indian fella, lol cause he was practicising on court 1 wich i was looking after an he kept serving an the balls kept hittin me cause she coldnt stop them cause they were quite wide so he kept apologizing it was funny lol. anyways i had a great day at hopman working =) an im more happy aussies won wat a day =)

wow lucky you :yeah: what did alicia say to you anyway :D

LefandePatty
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:24 AM
Well done Alicia. :yeah:

Jenny.C.Fan
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:35 AM
yay leesha is back :), im so pleased for this win, back it up now leesh and kickstart this season :)

aussy89
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:45 AM
yeah it was pretty good, she said hi so i responded with the usual hey how ya going, hows things? jus mentiond how shes good, playing well an cant wait for this match to get under way, i wished her well an that u lookd well in practice,an its great to have ya bck she responded with thanks an that she best be off to get ready, i wished her luck again an she responded with thanks have a great day =p awwww i had my moment ahah, it was special lol =p

oooo an is petrova dating anyone? because i may have news i dont no ahaha.

Dexter
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:47 AM
:eek: :bolt:

Awe$$$$ome Ala! :woohoo: :bounce: :D

Mother_Marjorie
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:47 AM
Congratulations to a resurgent Alicia!

Craigy
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:49 AM
:woohoo: :D:D:D:D

HenryMag.
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:53 AM
Well done Alicia!

K-Dog
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:55 AM
:scratch: Alicia didn't look out of shape. She's been training for nearly 2 months in Melbourne with Paul Kilderry and her fitness coach, and she played 4 matches in the AO WC playoff about 1.5 weeks ago. :shrug:

Nadia did look a little bigger, but she's also been in Melb for a couple of weeks training so :shrug:

idk, maybe it was just the way I was looking at the pics. i haven't seen too much of Alicia in the last year, so I had no idea.

K-Dog
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:58 AM
WHAT!? Alicia out of shape? This is the best shape she has been in for her career IMO. Possibly better than 2005. She just has a different frame to players like Sharapova.

i realize that. i know that women come in different shapes and sizes and I don't expect Alicia to be Maria skinny. something would be wrong with her then. i just thought she looked a little bigger. i'm prob wrong because I haven't seen her in a while. Alicia does seem to be more muscular to me.

aussy89
Dec 30th, 2006, 11:04 AM
yeah shes a nt skinny shes perfect size =p lol

tfannis
Dec 30th, 2006, 11:09 AM
Alicia :banana: Yes :yeah: Getting back in gear :bounce: :cool:

Привет
Dec 30th, 2006, 11:11 AM
Nice win Alicia! Good to see you playing well again and starting the new season so positively :)

Vut
Dec 30th, 2006, 11:30 AM
:eek:

new-york
Dec 30th, 2006, 11:38 AM
certainly a good win for alicia.

she maybe can make the AO a lil more interesting.

Wintermute
Dec 30th, 2006, 01:12 PM
So does this result mean Alicia is a contender again? Or was it just because Nadia played a bad match? I suppose it's hard to tell until ranking points are a factor.

Niunia
Dec 30th, 2006, 01:18 PM
Alicia:worship: Nice win:D

gmak
Dec 30th, 2006, 01:52 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: nadia, hope she finds her form soon :help:

very good win for alicia though :yeah:

-Makiri-
Dec 30th, 2006, 01:53 PM
Alicia :D

Mina Vagante
Dec 30th, 2006, 02:02 PM
great win! lets get back to the great form again!:bounce:

martin white
Dec 30th, 2006, 02:30 PM
nice win 4 alicia!,but remember this is not a wta event and there are no computer points for a win here,this is a team event offering prize money!id be interested to see a result it the 2 met in sydney!none the less good win alicia!:)

Alicia Rocks
Dec 30th, 2006, 02:30 PM
They won't be meeting in Sydney, Alicia's playing Hobart! ;)

crazillo
Dec 30th, 2006, 02:32 PM
I read that it was more about Nadia than Alicia but still good effort.

hdfb
Dec 30th, 2006, 02:46 PM
OMFG
the tennis was on tv today and i didnt know. oh man! stupid saturday starts!

Slampova
Dec 30th, 2006, 02:50 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: nadia, hope she finds her form soon :help:



She played one bad match, doesn't mean she's not in form. Congrats to Alicia though :hearts:

rrfnpump
Dec 30th, 2006, 02:51 PM
Alicia certainly isnt back to the form she had at the end of 04, beginning of 05, we cant say that from this result

if she wins two or three in a row at a tournament, we can say she is finding some form, but this win doesnt mean too much...

martin white
Dec 30th, 2006, 03:14 PM
They won't be meeting in Sydney, Alicia's playing Hobart! ;)

im am aussie and an alicia fan,maybe better move for alicia to play hobart,she isnt in the fornm yet to tackle the sydney draw! she will get her ass whipped;)

Kim's_fan_4ever
Dec 30th, 2006, 03:45 PM
Pretty weird result :shrug:
Seems like Alicia found her form :yeah:
Nadia, just try do do better next time :hug:

Tenis Srbija
Dec 30th, 2006, 03:46 PM
WOW!!! Alicia :eek:
I didn't expect this...

Nadia :sad:

Milito22
Dec 30th, 2006, 03:57 PM
AliciA :worship:.......vamos bonita :smoke:

DevilishAttitude
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:17 PM
:haha:

Just funny...

Nadia can't beat a player still desperately away from her best tennis? :haha:

I hope this doesn't make people believe Molik is now a threat. She's not there yet, but it's a good step in the right direction.

!<blocparty>!
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:41 PM
Great start to 07, Alicia. :worship:


Nadia can't beat a player still desperately away from her best tennis? :haha:


How do you know she is 'desperately away from her best tennis'?

DevilishAttitude
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:55 PM
Great start to 07, Alicia. :worship:



How do you know she is 'desperately away from her best tennis'?

Considering Molik has done nothing since her comeback, I think we all know she isn't near her top ten form.

I said it was a step in the right direction :)

The Daviator
Dec 30th, 2006, 05:01 PM
Alicia :eek: :worship:

Ellery
Dec 30th, 2006, 05:09 PM
Nadia :rolleyes: :o

Congrats Alicia :yeah: :D

Mauresmo Fan
Dec 30th, 2006, 05:56 PM
great win molik :worship:

ioni
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:24 PM
amazing win for Alicia :yeah: ! Nadia :hug:

ayusania
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:43 PM
well done alicia!!!!

gocanadago
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:54 PM
Alicia :yeah:

:inlove:
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:06 PM
:banana: Great effort, Alicia!

[.Raisin.]
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:20 PM
Nadia :( Horrible start to the year! :sad:

Mana
Dec 30th, 2006, 07:42 PM
:o

DutchieGirl
Dec 30th, 2006, 08:00 PM
idk, maybe it was just the way I was looking at the pics. i haven't seen too much of Alicia in the last year, so I had no idea.

Well I stood right next to her at Melbourne Park 2 weeks ago, and she looks fine! :D

DutchieGirl
Dec 30th, 2006, 08:04 PM
nice win 4 alicia!,but remember this is not a wta event and there are no computer points for a win here,this is a team event offering prize money!id be interested to see a result it the 2 met in sydney!none the less good win alicia!:)

:lol: So what if it's not for points? Everyone knows it's an ITF event, and not for points, but it's still a nice win for Alicia!

LeRoy.
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Nadia :help: :tape:

Good win for Alicia :yeah:

Escape
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:56 PM
Well done Alicia :banana: :D

Europe rocks
Dec 30th, 2006, 11:31 PM
Nadia :sad: :smash: At least this won't affect your ranking, but it would have been good to get a win here to get you ready for next year

tobi
Dec 31st, 2006, 12:17 AM
Congrats Alicia :woohoo: ;)

austennis
Dec 31st, 2006, 12:36 AM
i think the training was key... not only has molik worked for 6 days a week for 2months but she also has match practice in the last few weeks with the wildcard playoffs.. whilst petrova hasnt played since her YEC... but give molik credit ppl she did the work and now shes getting the rewards..

SelesFan70
Dec 31st, 2006, 01:23 AM
Just as I predicted. :angel:

Kirt12255
Dec 31st, 2006, 12:37 PM
Ahem!! I've just read 9 pages of "stuff";)

Match Summary......

1st Set - Alicia played within herself and Nadia was making terrible errors. Alicia was always going to win the first set of this match. Nadia was peppering Alicia's backhand, and Alicia was changing it up.

2nd Set - Nadia was getting rhythm on her serve and Alicia was sending everything down the center, allowing the better stroker to dominate. From about 3-2 to Nadia she was terribly impressive.

3rd set - Alicia broke up the tempo, Nadia couldn't respond. Quite simply Alicia "out-smarted" Nadia in the 3rd from the early stages. The 3rd was a mental battle since they had only played each other twice before with a 1-1 both straight sets.

Nadia: To me looked a little sluggish and her new forehand grip caused her issues in the first set. She is carrying excess weight around the stomach from the last time I saw her. She was moving fine though. Nothing to be too worried about if you are a Nadia fan.;)

Alicia: First set was sweating badly, after that she was dry for the rest of the match. Alicia's backhand is a deceptive shot, it bites off the courts here. I saw one service game of Alicia's in the 3rd that was 95 form. I nearly cried.:lol:

I think both these girls are going to have a big summer here in Aus.;)