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OZTENNIS
Oct 5th, 2007, 09:08 PM
Alicia is this week competing at the 2007 Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia.

This is how her section of the qualifying draw looks:
MOLIK, Alicia AUS (3)
MAKAROVA, Ekaterina RUS

GREBENYUK, Evgenia RUS
BRIANTI, Alberta ITA

RODINA, Evgeniya RUS
PAVLYUCHENKOVA, Anastasia RUS (WC)

PIVOVAROVA, Anastasia RUS (WC)
BENESOVA, Iveta CZE

Provided Alicia plays at a similar level to what she has over the past few weeks, I think she can qualify from this relatively weak section of the draw.

GOOD LUCK :bounce:

Ben.
Oct 5th, 2007, 11:00 PM
good draw for lish :) i agree if she plays likes she did in tokyo then she will qualify for the main draw. although makarova might provide her a challenge or two.

Harvs
Oct 5th, 2007, 11:19 PM
great draw:) touchest opponent will be her first though in makarova... WOO LEASH!

scottsue
Oct 6th, 2007, 07:05 AM
She really was impressive. My friend in Ghaungzhou said she was really playing well there. They could not believe the power that she was generating off the ground. As always she was gracious to the fans, the press etc. She tried to speak some Cantonese...badly...and spent some time doing some charity work. Visited an orphange and was truly lovely to all. No surprise there but it is nice to hear nevertheless that she is doing "good".

azza
Oct 6th, 2007, 11:38 AM
Alicias leading 6-2 4-6 2-0

Ben.
Oct 6th, 2007, 01:12 PM
Alicia won 6-2 4-6 6-2 :woohoo:

aussie_fan
Oct 6th, 2007, 01:28 PM
Considering she was just in Tokyo the other day, this is a good result. keep it coming Alicia!

Ntour
Oct 6th, 2007, 02:57 PM
alicia has got to be happy with the way she is starting to play now, this is the most wins in a short period of time since before her injury

hopefully she will carry it through to the Aussie summer, and hopefully get herself up the rankings a bit

Keadz
Oct 7th, 2007, 12:21 AM
If Alicia qualifies, she will play either Krajicek who is 31 in the world and always dangeroud, Vesnina who has just made the semi's at Taskent, Dementieva who seems to be hitting some form or Vaidisova who is obviously a great player, so who ever Alicia plays...she will have to play really well if she wants to win!

Harvs
Oct 7th, 2007, 12:39 AM
good win alicia, the next two matches should be easier... i would like to see her draw (IN THIS ORDER)
VESNINA
KRAJICEK
DEMENTIEVA
VAIDISOVA

:):):)

Ben.
Oct 7th, 2007, 12:54 AM
i just checked out her match stats & here they are:

Aces - 1
Double Faults - 5
1st Serve % - 67%
Winning % on 1st Serve - 37/50 = 74%
Winning % on 2nd Serve - 8/24 = 33%
Break Pts Conversions - 7/9 = 77%
Net approaches - 5/10 = 50%
Winners - 40
Unforced Errors - 30
Points Won Forcing - 14
Total Pts Won - 84
1st Serve Speed (max, min, average) KMPH - 182, 131, 157

Ntour
Oct 7th, 2007, 03:08 AM
i guarantee it will be vaidisova if she qualifies

Ntour
Oct 7th, 2007, 03:10 AM
30 errors is a lot but it was three sets , she killed the winners :eek:

azza
Oct 7th, 2007, 04:17 AM
Is everyone forgetting BENESOVA is the her section of Q draw too!! :o that wud be a touffie one would think?

Harvs
Oct 7th, 2007, 04:28 AM
40 winners to 30 errors! WOW, pretty good stat!

Harvs
Oct 7th, 2007, 04:29 AM
Is everyone forgetting BENESOVA is the her section of Q draw too!! :o that wud be a touffie one would think?

benesova hasnt won consecutive matches since early april...

and she hasnt beat a top 50 player all year...

so i dont see her as much of a threat:)

Daniel.
Oct 7th, 2007, 04:32 AM
Benesova is pretty ordinary, Molik should get through that one.

Hopefully sometime soon Alicia starts playing doubles with Kuznetsova again-that would be good.

Harvs
Oct 7th, 2007, 07:12 AM
benesova lost 6/2 6/2 to pivovarova anyways

Harvs
Oct 7th, 2007, 09:29 AM
alicia is up 3/0 against brianti:)

Droolv
Oct 7th, 2007, 09:33 AM
Go Alicia!! :D Like my avie Harvs? ;)

Droolv
Oct 7th, 2007, 09:34 AM
5-0 now!! :worship:

Harvs
Oct 7th, 2007, 09:42 AM
yer i do haha:)

she won the first sety 6/0 woo leash is on fire

Droolv
Oct 7th, 2007, 09:51 AM
Alicia up 6-0 2-1* :p

aussie_fan
Oct 7th, 2007, 09:58 AM
Come on Alicia, she wasted a few bp's last game.

aussie_fan
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:19 AM
Well Done Alicia, one more now.

Harvs
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:28 AM
she plays either rodina or pivovarova... fairly easy match either way:)

shes playing doubles with agnieszka radwanska this week... first match against azarenka/poutchek:)

Ntour
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:32 AM
great just as long as she keeps her focus on singles

she is playing so well now, its finally exciting to be an alicia fan again!
she should definitely qualify now

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:41 AM
Nice work Lish!

Ben.
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:59 AM
well done lish :yeah: now take down rodina or pivovarova :armed:

Ben.
Oct 7th, 2007, 11:04 AM
Stats against Brianti

Aces - 8
Double Faults - 1
1st Serve % - 62%
Winning % on 1st Serve - 21/27 = 77%
Winning % on 2nd Serve - 9/16 = 56%
Break Pts Conversions - 5/13 = 38%
Net approaches - 1/4 = 25%
Winners - 31
Unforced Errors - 17
Points Won Forcing - 13
Total Pts Won - 61

Ben.
Oct 7th, 2007, 11:10 AM
looks like rodina is winning her match against pivovarova. she is leading 6-1 1-0. i think rodina would provide a challenge to alicia to be honest, she hits the ball pretty hard & i think was actually quite a good junior. so lish shouldn't take this one too lightly.

Harvs
Oct 7th, 2007, 09:57 PM
it is rodina:)

take her down alicia:)

dulkogii
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:31 PM
Goo alicia!!

You can do it !

Mr.Kardashian
Oct 7th, 2007, 11:36 PM
good luck Alicia! make the main draw

scottsue
Oct 8th, 2007, 02:44 AM
This is the most wins she has had in a while. I am very impressed. Keep it up Alicia!

Ntour
Oct 8th, 2007, 04:11 AM
Qualify Alicia, then take down Vaidisova too

OZTENNIS
Oct 8th, 2007, 06:11 AM
Good form Lish, now go and qualify :cool:

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 09:50 AM
bad start from alicia... shes down 3/0

azza
Oct 8th, 2007, 09:53 AM
Yay 1 break back *1-3

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:00 AM
shes yet to hold serve... hmm, thats strange... anways BP's for 2-4:)

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:00 AM
2-4... bout time to hold leash...

Mr.Kardashian
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:02 AM
now hold serve alicia!!!!

Mr.Kardashian
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:03 AM
serving stats currently: alicia 73% Rodina 40% and molik is still down a break!

Mr.Kardashian
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:04 AM
3-4... now break again alicia

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:10 AM
cmon leash DUECE

Mr.Kardashian
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:10 AM
76% to 32% first serves and still not winning... LOL

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:12 AM
4-4... ok here we go leash

Mr.Kardashian
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:12 AM
4-4 ... go alicia

Mr.Kardashian
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:15 AM
yes....... 5-4

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:16 AM
WOOOO LEASH, 3 games in a row:)

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:18 AM
2 set points:)

Andy.
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:25 AM
Come on Alicia !!!!!

azza
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:25 AM
Naww 5-5 *00-40 :sad:

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:26 AM
shes saves 3 bps:)

Mr.Kardashian
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:30 AM
nooooo down 5-6. you can do it alicia!

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:34 AM
Wtf Alicia...

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:34 AM
5-7 wtf wtf wtf

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 11:17 AM
5/7 6/3 Woooo!

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Oct 8th, 2007, 11:21 AM
Win this set Lish!

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 12:13 PM
5/7 6/3 4/3 DEUCE

GRRR THIS IS KILLING ME

2hrs 37 mins...

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 12:22 PM
she won 5/7 6/3 6/4...

bloody long match... hope she aint too tired!

IM PRAYING SHE DRAWS VESNINA


:)

Ntour
Oct 8th, 2007, 12:24 PM
She will play Vaidisova

and that was a terrible match, 17 breaks of serve, alicia should have won easier, anyway hopefully she pulls herself together for R1

Ben.
Oct 8th, 2007, 12:25 PM
I'm so relieved that Lish pulled through, can't believe she held two set pts in the 1st set only to waste them & if she did convert them it might of been another story (she would of won in 2 sets). Her serving was dreadful :o but the most important thing is that she has qualified for the main draw & no matter who she draws I hope she gives her opponent a match :)

Ben.
Oct 8th, 2007, 12:26 PM
How do you know that she will play Vaidisova, Ntour?

aussie_fan
Oct 8th, 2007, 12:47 PM
Geez, it wasn't easy but Well Done Alicia, hopefully the form can pick up in the main draw.

Ntour
Oct 8th, 2007, 01:01 PM
How do you know that she will play Vaidisova, Ntour?

I have my reasons, I'm not 100% but atleast 85-90% sure

Ben.
Oct 8th, 2007, 01:05 PM
I have my reasons, I'm not 100% but atleast 85-90% sure

I wouldn't mind if it was Dementieva actually. but its best if she plays vesnina or krajicek (either wasy she might be guaranteed a win).

Ntour
Oct 8th, 2007, 01:11 PM
okay really its just a feeling so, it really could be anyone, i just have a strong feeling about vaidisova

Ben.
Oct 8th, 2007, 01:18 PM
i just somehow think she'll draw lena :lol:

Ntour
Oct 8th, 2007, 01:44 PM
Alicia Has Drawn Elena Dementieva in R1

Elena was in HOT form in stuttgart so Alicia will need to REALLY bring it if she wants a chance
anyway there is a big chance this match will be televised, Dementieva in russia afterall so thats a plus

if she were to make it past Dementieva then she would have to face her nemesis patty schnyder who has beaten her twice talready this year, and if the unthinkable were to happen it would be Shoulderpova in the QTRS

Ben.
Oct 8th, 2007, 01:54 PM
alicia is tied with lena in their H2H's at 1 win a piece. lish won their last meeting at the 2004 olympics in 3 sets, she bagelled lena in the 2nd set. but obviously both players are different now.

if she wins that, i think she has a good chance to win over patty.

Ben.
Oct 8th, 2007, 02:00 PM
Match Stats when she played Rodina:

Winners - 42
Unforced Errors - 55
Pts Won Forcing - 16

Ntour
Oct 8th, 2007, 02:36 PM
too many errors, she'll need to clean her game up against lena

lena can be unpredictable she could come out and play really well or she could be a complete mess

Alicia Rocks
Oct 8th, 2007, 04:02 PM
The good thing is that by the stats, it seems Alicia has decided to be much more aggressive unlike the US Open where she was pushing the ball back :tape:. It has obviously being paying off lately so if she continues this play, she will become more confident and it will definatly flow more.

I don't think I've being this happy/excited about her matches since shes come back! Exciting times ahead :)

Ntour
Oct 8th, 2007, 04:37 PM
An upset against elena would be awesome

azza
Oct 8th, 2007, 08:51 PM
Grrr Noooo she plays Elena :sad: if Alicia could get past her R1 thats bloddy 60 points!!!!!!!!!!! :sad: this is shit draw shes most prolly gunna lose

OZTENNIS
Oct 8th, 2007, 08:57 PM
All Alicia needs to focus on is her serve. If she can get her serve cranking, everything else will fall into line. I don't know why you are all thinking Alicia played badly against Rodina. Sure she may have hit a lot of errors, but that tends to happen in 3 hour 3 set matches...Rodina is playing in front of her home crowd, so it was always gonna be toughAnd a few weeks ago, Alicia probably would have lost this in 2

broncosven
Oct 8th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Elena is definatly a winnable match !!

didn't Alicia win this tournament a couple years ago ???

Harvs
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:15 PM
Elena is definatly a winnable match !!

didn't Alicia win this tournament a couple years ago ???

she won zurich (next week):)

i agree, elena is very tough, but winnable none the less. alicia has been bringing out some of her top tennis against the top players lately (serena and venus for example) so she knows when to step up.

i dont think alicia will suprise elena though, she will be expecting a tough one.

CMON LEASH!

Ben.
Oct 8th, 2007, 11:04 PM
alicia will give lena i reckon a tough two set match & i would be over the moon if she won it indeed. hey she won three gruelling matches to qualify & this maybe the boost to help her beat lena, you never know.

smit101
Oct 9th, 2007, 04:17 AM
It would be awsome if lish could get over lena...it will be tough in front of the home crowd but if alicia can serve well she should be very competitive as lenas serve is not the best....Good Luck Alicia!!

Ntour
Oct 9th, 2007, 06:04 AM
if lena has a bad serving day and leesh has a good one she has a shot at winnig it

scottsue
Oct 9th, 2007, 01:07 PM
Alicia is down 3-0 in the third set. I think she has fought so hard that this may run away from her. 2 breaks down.

smit101
Oct 9th, 2007, 01:48 PM
Alicia Lost 2-6 6-4 3-6...A good effort but only hit 17 winners and gave up about 30 break point opportunities!

Ben.
Oct 9th, 2007, 01:53 PM
actual stats for lish are:

11 winners
50 unforced errors :help:
31 forcing shots

lena's stats were

26 winners
54 unforced winner
37 forcing shots

Ben.
Oct 9th, 2007, 01:54 PM
i'm so proud of alicia, she made a great comeback in the 2nd set & it was a shame she couldn't maintain the momentum. one of these days these wins will go her way.

Ntour
Oct 9th, 2007, 03:26 PM
lena would have destroyed her 6-1 6-2 if this the alicia of a couple months ago, so its still progress which we hadn't see in a long time prior to Guangzhou and Tokyo

Harvs
Oct 9th, 2007, 09:58 PM
to take lena to three sets in one of her favourtie tournaments is great for alicia... good luck next week in zurich:):):)

AWWW GREAT MEMORIES COMING BACK:(:):(

Alizé Molik
Oct 10th, 2007, 04:00 AM
I think the nerves got Alicia again, and the first thing to go is always movement, and shot making.

OZTENNIS
Oct 10th, 2007, 06:15 AM
I this that this was a fantastic effort...

Well done Alicia :)

Good luck in doubles here this week

Mr.Kardashian
Oct 10th, 2007, 08:07 AM
well done to alicia even though she lost... great work

scottsue
Oct 10th, 2007, 09:02 AM
Yeah I agree. Lets not forget that she won three qualifying singles matches so it is coming together.

OZTENNIS
Oct 10th, 2007, 09:49 AM
Hopefully Alicia will be able to do similarly well next week in Zurich...

I think that the 2008 Aussie Summer Circuit is looking good for many of the Aussies, particularly Alicia

aussie_fan
Oct 10th, 2007, 10:48 AM
Good effort from alicia, wasn't expecting that scoreline at all. Those stats are a little worrying though, 11 winners to 50 unforced errors, that isn't very good.