Well done Alla, the AO marathon queen :D Fought hard all the way, dealt with Emma's moonballing tactics, and once again gets through a marathon match here (beat Cibulkova 9-7 in qualies).
The match finished at around 11pm, and it was still about 33 degrees or so.
Emma is a talented player, but just didn't take her chances. Served for it at 7-6 but lost serve to love. It was all Alla from then on. An entertaining late night match.
I think this puts Alla in the top 100 now :)
Jan 16th, 2007, 01:35 PM
:yeah: for Alla :banana:
thanx Terry for the piece
it does take Alla into top 100 :)
Jan 16th, 2007, 01:51 PM
Poor Emma was in tears afterwards and smashed her racquet on a wall a few courts away afterwards
Jan 16th, 2007, 01:54 PM
She smashed it on the ground about 5 times repeatedly when she walked off court, so no surprise to hear she was still giving it a good workout a few courts away! Still found time to sign some autographs for the kids though, so that was good to see.
Jan 16th, 2007, 02:04 PM
Jan 16th, 2007, 05:10 PM
Alla excellent :) :D
Jan 16th, 2007, 05:42 PM
well done Alla! :bounce: on to beating Martina :kiss:
Jan 16th, 2007, 05:54 PM
Well done Ałła! :banana:
Jan 16th, 2007, 05:55 PM
Jan 16th, 2007, 06:04 PM
wow, never expected she would get through 1st rd against Emma after that tough quali