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Demska
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:15 AM
Aga was 51 up in the final set, had MP's at 52 and 54

Jill had MP when Aga served to stay in the match at *56 *adv Jill

Aga battled through to come and win!

Hat off to her :hatoff:

Elwin.
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:16 AM
:o

Ballbasher
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:16 AM
Wow pretty close :eek:

Josh.
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:16 AM
jill :hug: :ras: to people saying jill had to weapons to hurt aga.

major choke by aga, lead 5-1 :eek:

matpaw88
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:16 AM
hehe what a drama :)

RND
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:16 AM
Brilliant effort from Jill. :worship: She was down 14 and saved MPs in the third.Pity she couldn't win the MP herself at 65* A:40) :hug:

Dropped only 11 points in the second set against a #21! :eek: (And the bagel Akgul received yesterday was well explainable. ;) )Fighter! :rocker2:

Good luck in your next tournies. :)

Lunatiq
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:18 AM
...should have been so easy....

Bartosh
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:18 AM
What a match :lol: Anyway congrats to princess Radwanska :lol:

Sexysova
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:18 AM
omg.. I thought she will lose :tape:

Paneru
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:18 AM
Heart attack for Aga but
she finally got it done. :)

Major props to Jill being down
1-5 in the third to get it to
a tb. :cool:

papru
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:18 AM
AGA :o choking away this 51 lead in third set makes me wanna :smash: you 10000000000000000 times!!!!!!!!!

anyway, YAY :banana: congrats on your 2nd title!!!!

A'DAM
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:18 AM
Aga this easly culd be a choke of the year :lol:

tobi
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:19 AM
Jill :( :sobbing:

What a fight from her,Aga was 5-1 up and cruising then Jill had a MP in long 12th game but Aga was the favourite going into the TB.

Congrats Aga! Should have won 45 minutes before she did though.

Well fought Jill! :worship:

JER53
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:20 AM
Congratulations Aga!

azza
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:20 AM
Aga :o how emabressing losing a set to Jill crapus:lol:

muniu
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:22 AM
ok so should be 6-1 for AGA in FS then 7-5 for Jill and then Aga won 7-6 in tb.
Aga what the hell wast that :eek: so many wasted chances : o
but a win is a win .Congrats Aga on your 2nd title , good luck in Doha :woohoo:

Ben.
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:22 AM
Congrats Aga :clap2:

Jill :hug: wonderful fighting effort :D

doujyr
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:25 AM
can someone confirm if there was an injury timeout at 6-5 in the 3rd? and if so who called it?

Demska
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:25 AM
Aga called an injury time out at *56 for blisters.

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:26 AM
Amazing tournament from Craybas. She has had a few very good tournaments in her career, Miami 04 & 06, Wimbledon 05, and Tokyo 02. But especially considering this tournament came with Jill aged 33 certainly ranks right up with the very best. I hope Jill isn't too disappointed. She should be very proud herself, she played great thoughout the tournament.

Aga should be very relieved. Very clear Aga was running on empty. Not to take anything away from Jill as only a great performance could have exploited this. But this scoreline definately validates the decision not to play Anterp. On the basis of this result Aga was not going to go far there at all that's for sure.

Well done Aga. You showed a lot of heart. Now rest up. :yeah:

.:sk:.
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:28 AM
Congrats Aga :yeah:

doujyr
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:29 AM
Aga called an injury time out at *56 for blisters.

that is shocking :mad:

spriwi
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:31 AM
DRAMA QUEEN :haha:

congrats on the 2nd title aga. no more choking like this please :o

jill :hatoff: you're hell of a fighter!

jonny84
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:31 AM
Great win for Aggy. Closer than I expected.

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:41 AM
I didn't watch the match but I don't get a feeling Aga choked. I get the feeling Jill's 3rd set comeback was more a combination of fine play by Jill in conjuction with Aga's heavy schedule this year finally catching up with her. I think she was probably just hanging on for dear life. And yeah, I do suspect that injury timeout for blisters was to buy time to regain a little energy. Again that is just speculation as I did not see the match, but I suspect right now Aga is one very exhausted knackered young woman.

Demska
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:41 AM
that is shocking :mad:

:confused:

You're not allowed to take injury time outs anymore?

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:42 AM
Great win for Aggy. Closer than I expected.

Much closer than I expected too. Yes.

schris
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:42 AM
Congratulations Aga :)

kadirelf
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:42 AM
cong.aga

papru
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:46 AM
I didn't watch the match but I don't get a feeling Aga choked. I get the feeling Jill's 3rd set comeback was more a combination of fine play by Jill in conjuction with Aga's heavy schedule this year finally catching up with her. I think she was probably just hanging on for dear life. And yeah, I do suspect that injury timeout for blisters was to buy time to regain a little energy. Again that is just speculation as I did not see the match, but I suspect right now Aga is one very exhausted knackered young woman.

hopefully you are right ;) this would mean she has finally learnt how to deal with such problems as luck of energy :p

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:50 AM
:confused:

You're not allowed to take injury time outs anymore?

I'm sure Aga was playing within the rules. But I also suspect she was doing whatever she could to buy time to regain some strength. I don't hold it against her. I don't like to see timeouts taken when it is deliberately designed to unsettle the opponent. I don't believe Aga was doing that. For one thing the timeout came before her service game not Craybas's.

But yeah I think it would seem likely that Aga needed time to recoup at that point and she did what she could to get it. Some might not like that, personally I'm okay with it, I think most players would do the same thing in that situation.

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:54 AM
:tears: but still a great tournament jill :hug:

Dodoboy.
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:00 AM
AGA TITLE #2!

But which Jill could take it...seems close!

CooCooCachoo
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:12 AM
:sad: Jill :sad:

Congrats Aga :yeah:

Bartosh
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:15 AM
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Jakeev
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:18 AM
Great week for both players. And folks you may not like Jill Craybas but you have to admit that for a player that is approaching 35 that it's great she can still get to finals of WTA events.

She is proof that in tennis doesn't have to end when you hit 30. She works hard, is fitter than most players half her age and what she lacks in power she gains in fighting spirit.

Big time congrats to her making the final.

Natalicious
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:19 AM
aga :banana:

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:20 AM
:(

A'DAM
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:22 AM
Great pics!!!

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:26 AM
Great week for both players. And folks you may not like Jill Craybas but you have to admit that for a player that is approaching 35 that it's great she can still get to finals of WTA events.

She is proof that in tennis doesn't have to end when you hit 30. She works hard, is fitter than most players half her age and what she lacks in power she gains in fighting spirit.

Big time congrats to her making the final.

Totally agree.

M&M
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:27 AM
congrats aga! :kiss:

:hug: jill, jill is not only one of the oldest and fittest players, but also one of the nicest... i met her 2003 in warsaw... hope she keeps on playing for longer...

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:28 AM
Nice pics of Aga and I'm pleased to see Jill smiling and not showing any disappointed by her close loss. She looks happy and pleased with her week which is good to see. :yeah:

papru
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:38 AM
great pics :) Jill :yeah:

VasVas
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:59 AM
what a choking, but comes out good, well done Aga :woohoo:

Daniela Fan
Feb 10th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Gongratulations Agnieska. I sympathise with her. She has the same name than my sister. Lol
Of corse is different because it's polish.

Peterk07
Feb 10th, 2008, 12:07 PM
Closer than expected, but a win is a win. Congrats Aga. :yeah:

BartoliBabes
Feb 10th, 2008, 12:38 PM
awwww poor jill. amazing fight

LUXXXAS
Feb 10th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Congrats Aga :woohoo::yeah::banana:
great tournament Jill :hug:

Aerien
Feb 10th, 2008, 12:55 PM
A-Rad. :)

Craybasher. :sad:

scottsue
Feb 10th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Must have been very exciting for the Thai fans. Well done to both girls!

disco_rage
Feb 10th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Wow. Good performance Jill. Well done to Aga for holding on

doujyr
Feb 10th, 2008, 01:00 PM
:confused:

You're not allowed to take injury time outs anymore?

of course it was within the rules.

whether it was within the spirit of the game is a more complex question.

i think these tactical timeouts taken to have a rest and upset the flow of your opponent, maybe causing a total momentum shift, are a blight to the game and have been for some time. i think the rulesneed to be changed, though i'm not quite sure how they could be worded to prevent it.

ce
Feb 10th, 2008, 01:18 PM
:yeah:

Jorn
Feb 10th, 2008, 01:27 PM
Congrats Aga!! :) But that result :eek: :)

Poova
Feb 10th, 2008, 01:27 PM
What a shame Jill, you were so close! :sad:

Congrats Aga. :D :yeah:

Renalicious
Feb 10th, 2008, 01:59 PM
Omg, I just have to say...while I'm happy she won the tourney...how the hell could Aga be so silly to let a lead like that slip buy against CRAYBAS!? Craybas is so bad most of the time!!!

LeChuck
Feb 10th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Well done to Aga for winning her 2nd WTA title, and also to Craybas for fighting so fiercely to fightback and save 4 match points in the final set.

HenryMag.
Feb 10th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Jill :hatoff:


Congrats to Aga!

dya74
Feb 10th, 2008, 02:47 PM
I would have liked to see jill winning this. She has no so many opportunities left

Vut
Feb 10th, 2008, 02:48 PM
congrats!!!!!
anyway, great week for Jill

Summer_Snow
Feb 10th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Well...saw the match live and I must say one of the most entertaining match so far this year!!

Great rallies and beautiful shots...Very little number of unforce errors but tons of winners indeed

Quite a quality match considering this is just a tierIV :worship:

Jill won me over today!! Never have thought she could play like this...You guys wouldn't believe me if I'm saying that she reminded me of Chanda Rubin when she was on top:angel: She hit with lots of pace today and went for the line the whole match (Not quite sure about the stat, but I believe she had more winners than Aga) Too bad she went back to the passive mode when she was leading 6-5 3rd set:fiery:

For Aga, I guess I wouldnt call she chocked today, she held her nerve well alas
You must have seen one point where Jill dared to hit a forehand drive winner on one of Aga's MP :worship:
Well, For Aga's blister and injury time-out, the camera zoomed to her foot and I did see it...It was quite bad indeed, so i think the time-out is ok for Aga I believe:angel:

Understand that this would be the last time this tournie will be held I supposed :sad:(Tammy gave the interview to the local newspaper about this), great way to end the memorable tournament though with this great match:hug:

cellophane
Feb 10th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Wow, great to see Jill playing well.

Congrats Aga.

Lucyxx
Feb 10th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Aga clearly failed to grasp the magnitude of this situation. Based on today, I'd have to say she's not close to top 5 potential.

Adrian.
Feb 10th, 2008, 04:29 PM
i think it was a great match...
well done aga

Dave.
Feb 10th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Great performance from both players!! Jill :hug: I really want her to win another title now.

Didn't Bammer also save match points in last year's final against Dulko?? The Pattaya Open has seen some dramatic finals!

Nervenbuendel
Feb 10th, 2008, 04:57 PM
A glorious and unexpected winning streak of a dark horse player came to a quite unlucky end; on the one hand I do confess that I am very sad about this on the other hand I'm so proud of her for all that fine stuff she delivered in Pattaya. You have to go back quite a long time in the mist of time as a 33 year old contender last reached the final of a wta-tournament. She's a fine sportswoman and a decent character. A living dinosaur and a petite power wonder. :worship:

Congrats Aga :wavey:
Jill :hug:

TennisPlayingFox
Feb 10th, 2008, 05:00 PM
Jill, so close! Congrats Aga.

FedererBulgaria
Feb 10th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Really close, I`sorry for Jill!

SvetaPleaseWin.
Feb 10th, 2008, 05:59 PM
:eek: @ Jill-so close

RJWCapriati
Feb 10th, 2008, 06:00 PM
Can't believe Jill made it that close!

justine schnyder
Feb 10th, 2008, 07:31 PM
Omg Aga.. What a choke!! :o :silly:

But congrats for winning at the end! :D :aparty:

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 10th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Nice try Jill...Aga was just to good at the end. I really hope this gives people a new perspective on how hard Jill has trained to peak in her early to mid 30s on the Wta Tour. Its really not an easy thing to do! ;)...:bounce:...:wavey:

Escape
Feb 10th, 2008, 08:00 PM
Congrats Aga :bounce:

Much closer than I expected, Well done to Jill for a great week :yeah:

Pasta-Na
Feb 10th, 2008, 09:45 PM
jill :eek: maybe its her year this year? :p

kolan
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:17 PM
aga :worship: (in the end)

unlucky jill :hug: great effort

Europe rocks
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Jill :tears: Such a shame you couldn't win it :sad: Maybe next week will be better for you

LindsayRulz
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:36 PM
Jill :sad:

ViennaCalling
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:00 PM
Congrats Aga :yeah:

Effy
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:29 PM
yay. WTG Aga but what was in the final set? :o

Jakeev
Feb 11th, 2008, 11:13 PM
Nice try Jill...Aga was just to good at the end. I really hope this gives people a new perspective on how hard Jill has trained to peak in her early to mid 30s on the Wta Tour. Its really not an easy thing to do! ;)...:bounce:...:wavey:

I think it's a lot easier than you think. Women today have much more knowledge about fitness then they did just 25 years ago.

We are seeing more women's pros playing into there 30's more than they have been I think in any era of tennis. If anything, I think players like Jill Craybas or Tzipora Obizler prove you can still have decent results at some point in a tennis career even if you don't have early success on tour.

It's really great to see an older player go toe to toe with a younger player you would expect to win easily and than is often not happening.