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pcrtennis
Jun 19th, 2008, 02:07 PM
Rika's first Wimbledon MD since 2005! Great comeback after the surgery and I hope she can win a round for the first time in a GS MD!!! She's been one point away before. Go Rika.

It's amazing for someone only 5'1 ft tall.

Nice result for Kumiko as well!

Pebbles
Jun 19th, 2008, 02:07 PM
Yay! Do some damage in the main draw Rika! :bounce:

Hachiko
Jun 19th, 2008, 02:17 PM
Great result for Rika. Hopefully she gets a good draw.

I was hoping Kumi could go one further but she can take only the positives from her matches this week.

-sugi-
Jun 19th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Great result for Rika. Hopefully she gets a good draw.

I was hoping Kumi could go one further but she can take only the positives from her matches this week.
I agree completely, a great week for Kumiko and although I was hoping for her to win, I am glad she lost to Rika, another player I like. Good luck Rika :yeah:

Pebbles
Jun 19th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Can anyone explain Rika's game style? I became a fan when she played Vee at the open, but i have kind of forgotten her game :sad:

pcrtennis
Jun 19th, 2008, 02:26 PM
she's a grinder, has quite a good serve for her height and volleys exceptionally well. she's got a very good backhand and solid forehand...she's just incredibly short and lacks weapons...but she does just about everything she can on the court, and quite well. also, ofcourse being a japanese player, she's very quick.

Pebbles
Jun 19th, 2008, 02:28 PM
That's the Rika i remember :D Japanese girls always move well, thanks PCR :D

Rising Sun
Jun 19th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Congrats Rika. It's been a long road back since her surgery. :)

Great week for Kumiko. She definitely should be proud of herself. :)

wtatourfan
Jun 19th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Nice for Rika!!

Battle of Japanese

Vut
Jun 19th, 2008, 02:59 PM
congrats!!! keep going