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Apoorv
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:03 AM
What a start to the season baby! :worship:

Keep going! Best of luck!

Tenis Srbija
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:07 AM
Yeah Sania!!! I've put about 600$ on you... :worship:
Great job ;)

Derek.
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:08 AM
Sania. :)

Alicia Rocks
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:09 AM
Awesome play by Sania she was whacking the winners everywhere! :D
Lucie looked a bit lost, lack of confidence it seems...

Mightymirza
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:10 AM
yeah sania well done:yeah:goo team india!!

Ben.
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:11 AM
I watched the match & sania really impressed me :yeah: she hit some tremendous return winners & big shots that you wouldn't believe :eek:

congrats to her & she sure has a big chance in 2007 to return to the Top 50:clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

commiserations to lucie though. she was just outplayed by sania's solid game.

Ben.
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:13 AM
I watched the match & sania really impressed me :yeah: she hit some tremendous return winners & big shots that you wouldn't believe :eek:

congrats to her & she sure has a big chance in 2007 to return to the Top 50:clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

commiserations to lucie though. she was just outplayed by sania's solid play.

Mightymirza
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:13 AM
I wantedto see this match!!:sad:is any indian channel showing these matches??

new-york
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:13 AM
:hearts:

i want to see this match. :sobbing:

PLP
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:14 AM
WOW Sania!!! :devil: WHAT a beating!! I that this would take you 3 sets, YOU GO!!! :kiss:

Sunny_Boy
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:14 AM
Congrats Sania!!
She hits nice winners of both sides!
Lucie played pretty average, way too many UE's

cartmancop
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:14 AM
hooray! I put vcash on her too :)

Alicia Rocks
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:15 AM
Awesome play by Sania she was whacking the winners everywhere! :D
Lucie looked a bit lost, lack of confidence it seems...

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:16 AM
I can see Sania back in Top 30 soon if she plays like that she is going to do well this year she was very controlled

ctan88
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:16 AM
Sania played awesome today, was just far too good for Lucie... i definitley hope she makes it back into the Top 40 this season ...

Langers
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:18 AM
Lucie. :( She started to get her act together in the last few games, much too late. Sania played extremely well indeed.

crazyroberto6767
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:22 AM
Although her ranking is going to take a sizeable hit, I'm beginning to think Lucie playing HC is better. She's in poor form, and (possibly) losing in the first round when defending her GC title could have been even worse for her confidence. At least in HC she's guaranteed 3 singles matchs & 3 doubles matches. Hopefully she starts playing better again soon. :sad:

Congrats Sania :yeah:. Good to see her carrying the great form she showed in the Asian Games into the new season.

Ben.
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:23 AM
MATCH STATS

Aces:
Safarova - 1
Mirza - 3

Double Faults:
Safarova - 1
Mirza - 5

1st Serves In:
Safarova - 67%
Mirza - 54%

1st Serves Won:
Safarova - 37%
Mirza - 67%

2nd Serves Won:
Safarova - 57%
Mirza - 72%

Break Points Won:
Safarova - 2/4 = 50%
Mirza - 6/7 = 86%

Winners (incl Aces):
Safarova - 7
Mirza - 21

Forced Errors:
Safarova - 7
Mirza - 5

Unforced Errors (incl Double Faults):
Safarova - 28
Mirza - 25

LeRoy.
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:27 AM
Congrats Sania

21 winners :drool: :eek:

Apoorv
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:29 AM
I wantedto see this match!!:sad:is any indian channel showing these matches??

No! :( . I dont know about Zee Sports, others are not.

aussie_fan
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:41 AM
sania played well, hit quite a few winners and looked strong. Lucie did look completely lost out there though.

Sharapova's_Boy
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:42 AM
Lucie :(

Definitely short of confidence. :sad:

UDACHi
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:03 AM
lucie, lucie, lucie. :sobbing:

Ambition
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:40 AM
Sania hit so many winners of the return of Safarova's serve.

Bad luck lucie :(

Ambition
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:41 AM
It's going into Mixed doubles now after Berdych won 6-2 6-2

Go Berdych/Safarova!

ozfan44
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:51 AM
I watched the match!

I was already a fan or Mirza but this was the first time ive watched a whole match of hers and now i know why people talk about that forehand!!!!!!!!!!

She was spanking winners all over the place, she needs to work on that service technique though and perhaps develop a slice backhand when she gets stretched out wide!!!!

They just the things i picked up but she was very impressive!!!!

Lucie on the other hand looked half asleep hit way too much up the middle of the court and didnt look to be hitting as hard as she did during the Gold Coast final last year!

Im not taking anything away from Sania she played great and deserved the win but something was up with Lucie she looked like she had no energy!

Ambition
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:53 AM
Yeah Lucie played awful. She just hit up the middle and at one point lost 8 games in a row from 3-2 to Sania to 6-2 5-0 :O

georgekuo1017
Dec 31st, 2006, 04:24 AM
good job sania

Brett.
Dec 31st, 2006, 04:53 AM
Yeh Sania played extremely by smacking winners on the corner! Lucie was very poorly consistently!!

Apoorv
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:27 AM
India has won! Amazing! Keep it up!

6-3 5-7 and 10-5 probly in the tiebreak.

Langers
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:36 AM
Safarova played a lot better in the mixed doubles. :yeah:

Apoorv
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:44 AM
Safarova played a lot better in the mixed doubles. :yeah:

I could not watch it. Do you have any comments about the match?

Ambition
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:50 AM
Bopanna played really well. Lucie picked up her game. Sania fell apart a little in the second set but picked her game up in the tiebreak

Langers
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:52 AM
I could not watch it. Do you have any comments about the match?
Well it was an entertaining match, especially towards the latter stages. Mirza was impressive once again and really took it up to Berdych. She wasn’t afraid to attack him at the net and it paid off. She was broken only once, late in the second set which enabled the Czech Republic to tie the match up.

After struggling in the singles match Safarova played well and got better as the game wore on. She served well in the second set and her volleying was quite impressive. Rohan Bopanna is obviously a much better doubles player and his net play and huge serve was the main reason India were successful. Despite some flashes of brilliance from Berdych overall he struggled somewhat which is understandable considering he’s not a doubles player.

Good spectacle and good win for India.

Apoorv
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:55 AM
Thanks Langers!

CCCP1
Dec 31st, 2006, 06:05 AM
Well Done Sania. Lucie has gone way downhill since triumphing in Gold Coast last year

So Disrespectful
Dec 31st, 2006, 06:51 AM
Sania said that Lucie was a much better player now than when they played in '05 :speakles:

Sharapova's_Boy
Dec 31st, 2006, 07:09 AM
Sania said that Lucie was a much better player now than when they played in '05 :speakles:

I couldn't believe it when Sania said that. :speakles:

I think she was just trying to be nice. ;)

ioni
Dec 31st, 2006, 07:15 AM
well done Sania ! :yeah:

nouf
Dec 31st, 2006, 07:20 AM
HQS

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http://img164.imagevenue.com/loc382/th_53255_sania_122_382lo.jpg (http://img164.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=53255_sania_122_382lo.jpg)http://img46.imagevenue.com/loc388/th_53261_sania2_122_388lo.jpg (http://img46.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=53261_sania2_122_388lo.jpg)http://img168.imagevenue.com/loc394/th_53267_sania3_122_394lo.jpg (http://img168.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=53267_sania3_122_394lo.jpg)http://img42.imagevenue.com/loc360/th_53269_saniadouble_122_360lo.jpg (http://img42.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=53269_saniadouble_122_360lo.jpg)

ViennaCalling
Dec 31st, 2006, 07:39 AM
Lucie :(

lilimi
Dec 31st, 2006, 08:04 AM
well done sania, thank you for the HQs, nouf!

Ambition
Dec 31st, 2006, 08:17 AM
I didn't like it how in the on-court interview after the mixed doubles how Lucie said "I hope I play better in my next singles match." She didn't sound too confident that she would play better.

Geertvg
Dec 31st, 2006, 08:19 AM
:yeah: good girl, Sania!

rrfnpump
Dec 31st, 2006, 08:38 AM
Lucie :( :( :sad:
dont expect this season to be good again :sobbing:

skumars
Dec 31st, 2006, 08:43 AM
Which channel is showing the matches? Is it available on any of the channels in TVants?

jazar
Dec 31st, 2006, 08:48 AM
good, solid win. but not really a suprise

ayusania
Dec 31st, 2006, 09:10 AM
yea^ n im so happy coz i expected sanisa to win in the finals of forest hills in 2005....but lucie won in 3 sets....so im double happy after this match!

Hant11
Dec 31st, 2006, 09:22 AM
highlights czech republic/india

http://www.dailymotion.com/tennisvideos/video/xw5ej_highlights-hopman-cup-31122006

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 31st, 2006, 09:45 AM
Sania !!!!!!!! she's rocking !!!!!!!

Experimentee
Dec 31st, 2006, 10:01 AM
Sania played really well, so impressive :worship:
She could be top 10 if she gained some consistency.

Lucie was just awful, I dont know when she will ever get out of her slump :help:
It should have been a bagel in the 2nd set but Sania lost it a bit towards the end from 5-0.

hwanmig
Dec 31st, 2006, 01:20 PM
Good match from Sania though the serves were kinda worrying.

~Carsten~
Dec 31st, 2006, 01:26 PM
wow congrats Sania :)

.Andrew.
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:46 PM
Well done, Sania! :yeah:

Lucie :o :sad:

Cashif
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:52 PM
Very Well played mygal, Sania:yeah: She looked really impressive and she had much better control over her shots..Impressive win indeed!!:bigclap:

Apoorv
Dec 31st, 2006, 04:03 PM
How was her footwork. she displayed improvement in it during asian games esp. during the starting of the event. what was it like today?

Craigy
Dec 31st, 2006, 04:06 PM
Nice win Sania :cool:

ASP0315
Dec 31st, 2006, 04:21 PM
Congrats Sania. :banana:
Not suprise with the result though.

LUXXXAS
Dec 31st, 2006, 04:21 PM
easy win as expected congrats Sania:yeah:

ASP0315
Dec 31st, 2006, 04:25 PM
Which channel is showing the matches? Is it available on any of the channels in TVants?

No live coverage. Tape delayed is available on Star Sports Asia.
It is exibition Tournament so don't expect live coverage.

tobi
Dec 31st, 2006, 06:34 PM
Lucie :( :sad:

Congrats Sania