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Josh.
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:14 AM
great match from both girls, wasted chances though for molik.

gutsy 2nd serve ace set point down aswell :yeah:

iPatty
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:15 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :hearts:

First MD win since the US Open last year. ;) Good time for it, too.

Henin in the next round. :devil: One of the few players to beat her in 2007...hopefully it happens again.

Jedem!

IanRadi
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:16 AM
What a match! :eek:

TTomek
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:16 AM
Alicia :sobbing:

iPatty
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:17 AM
Great revenge for Hopman Cup, too.

Drake1980
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:18 AM
Alicia:lol:

Rtael
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:19 AM
Sorry Alicia I like you, but I vbetted on Lucie, so you had to lose.

Harju.
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:19 AM
Lucie :banana:
Tight score but glad she pulled it through.

Hant11
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:19 AM
whoow it was soo close in the second tie-break
congrats lucie!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:19 AM
Lucie :yeah: :banana:

Ben.
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:19 AM
Alicia :sad: :sobbing: I'm so gutted, she held so may set point opportunties in that 2nd set with just a few returns going long & that one backhand she overhit.

ah well we must look at the positives, she played well & came close to taking the 2nd set. she just needs to be a bit more agressive on a few points and work on that backhand of hers still as she is mishitting a few.

well done to lucie though, she played well when she needed to & that 2nd serve ace was just too good. hopefully she can beat justine again :devil:

UDACHi
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:22 AM
lucie. :cool:
keep it up!

aussie_fan
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:24 AM
what a chokefest that 2nd set tiebreak was, alicia has got to take your chance and that lucky let 2nd serve from lucie i think at about 9-8 to molik was :o Well Done Lucie but can't help but think that second set should of been alicia's and it's disappointing for her to waste a chance like that.

azza
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:25 AM
Alicia plays so odd compared to other girls lol i dun no i think she should work on her rally skills and having a half decent backhand she plays good and then she plays like a club player literally meh no wonder she can lose to anyone and then beat anyone

Droolv
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:27 AM
Alicia you wasted sooooo many set points!! :sad:

It could have gone to a third if you could convert those big points.

She really needs to work on cutting down the UE and that backhand.

Well done Lucie :yeah:

scottsue
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:27 AM
Goodness me. I thought Alicia would win this for sure as she did well against Safarova in Perth. This is not a promising result heading into the Australian Open where she reached the third round last year. I hope she does not tumble too far!

hurricanejeanne
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:34 AM
Lucie :banana: finally another win!

Keadz
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:41 AM
It will take me a while to recover from that choke fest :p ... I was so frustrated watching that. But big improvement on her match against Sania and even Serena. She was hitting flatter, going for more shots and stayed in rallies longer with her backhand, with less shanks!

I really though she deserved that second set, and I don't like that umpire! She gave bad calls to both girls.

Good job Lucie though, she really is a great player. Her forehand is just awesome. Hope she can upset Justine again:)

jackbauer
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:43 AM
Great victory Lucie !!!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Claudio

F-R-E-A-K
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:45 AM
Alicia :sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

Ceze
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:49 AM
Alicia :sad:

~|Naomi|~
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:49 AM
Goodness me. I thought Alicia would win this for sure as she did well against Safarova in Perth. This is not a promising result heading into the Australian Open where she reached the third round last year. I hope she does not tumble too far!

Why would Molik win for sure? Lucie was sick and played poorly in Perth. Molik didn't play any worse than she did in Perth. Lucie improved and read the serve much better, obviously learnt from the last match. Molik needs to improve off the ground, Lucie on the other hand needs to work on that 2nd serve:lol:

Mikey.
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:52 AM
Molik's backhand was hideous today! She need to work on it urgently. Its a major weakness in her game.

danieln1
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:54 AM
I like Alicia, I wish she had won this match...

tennisbear7
Jan 6th, 2008, 03:03 AM
Alicia's backhand is terrible.

Ben.
Jan 6th, 2008, 03:09 AM
Molik's backhand was hideous today! She need to work on it urgently. Its a major weakness in her game.

Agree, she needs to be more agressive with it & she needs to get into the right position to hit it as well too. If she doesn't get in the right position she will mishit it or hit it too short.

wtatennisballer
Jan 6th, 2008, 03:18 AM
Good job Lucie " I Love Lucy" Safarova

saniapower
Jan 6th, 2008, 03:20 AM
Expected result! Safarova improving every day. She will do well in ao.

dybbuk
Jan 6th, 2008, 04:50 AM
Lucie :hearts: Finally another solid win. :cool:

miss_molik
Jan 6th, 2008, 04:54 AM
Alicia :sad:

Helaena
Jan 6th, 2008, 05:37 AM
alicia :hug:

lucie, congrats, nice fight!
juju next! yikes!

Huntress555
Jan 6th, 2008, 05:39 AM
:(

That sucks! Alicias serve did pick up today, but her ground strokes still don't look threatening enough.
Lucie was hitting some fantastic forehands, she was just lucky Alicia didn't take advantage on her difficulty with serving more.

Still maybe its better, didn't they say the winner played Henin?

Because I really don't think Alicia is in the sort of form to challenge her, so maybe shell take more from only a narrow loss to Lucie!

Good luck to Lucie now!!

And I hope Alicia can bring in better form to the AO!

dorotek23
Jan 6th, 2008, 06:35 AM
Lucie :woohoo:

Slumpsova
Jan 6th, 2008, 06:40 AM
Licia will never be the same :sobbing:

treufreund
Jan 6th, 2008, 06:45 AM
Alicia :sad:

Justine, please take your revenge out on Lucie!!!

Shanna
Jan 6th, 2008, 06:48 AM
Alicia :sad:
Lucie :banana:
Good luck against Justine! Hopefully it will be a great match...

Michael!
Jan 6th, 2008, 06:58 AM
Alicia.....:(
I hope she can win some matches at the AO ;)

haku
Jan 6th, 2008, 07:20 AM
Alicia :hug:

.:sk:.
Jan 6th, 2008, 08:03 AM
Lucie :D

Alicia :hug:

mankind
Jan 6th, 2008, 08:44 AM
Molik just can't hit groundstrokes. It's really weird. You just never feel like she's going to win anything, even in a really close match like this. :shrug:

Andy.
Jan 6th, 2008, 08:46 AM
I was at this match and it was a really really good match. Both girls played really well and it was a great match for the croud.

Sexysova
Jan 6th, 2008, 08:55 AM
good job Lucie! :yeah:

gl against Henin :)

Fired
Jan 6th, 2008, 09:28 AM
Lucie :banana:

new-york
Jan 6th, 2008, 10:10 AM
allez.:devil:

Dodoboy.
Jan 6th, 2008, 10:15 AM
lucie withdraw while you still have a winning H2H lol....na....Good luck!..put up a fight...be Henin's nalbie!