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maryc
Jul 23rd, 2008, 03:25 AM
http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/337003270_twhYQ-L.jpg

From today's match. First set was gorgeous. Second set, Nadia went walkabout for a bit, but then--and you could actually see the change in her face when this happened--she shook herself, said, "OK," and remembered that she could play gorgeous tennis. Then she won like 5 games in a row and took the match in straight sets.

She practiced for about an hour and a half *right after her match*. Tough Russians. ;)

goldenlox
Jul 23rd, 2008, 06:35 AM
Maybe Nadia should change rackets and strings. Look for more control

maryc
Jul 23rd, 2008, 03:26 PM
I think it was more her head than the racquet. (Do you play?)

Ferosh
Jul 23rd, 2008, 10:03 PM
http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/337003270_twhYQ-L.jpg

From today's match. First set was gorgeous. Second set, Nadia went walkabout for a bit, but then--and you could actually see the change in her face when this happened--she shook herself, said, "OK," and remembered that she could play gorgeous tennis. Then she won like 5 games in a row and took the match in straight sets.

She practiced for about an hour and a half *right after her match*. Tough Russians. ;)

Thanks for the report! It looks like Nadia had another one of her notorious brainfarts in the second set against Akgul. Nadia was in total control in the first set, lost the second, and won the third 6-1.

petrova-fan
Jul 23rd, 2008, 10:07 PM
Nadia Petrova - Akgul Amanmuradova 6:1 3:6 6:1

In parts of the Match it seems the first service was not available, but it's a win :)

TennisPlayingFox
Jul 23rd, 2008, 11:02 PM
Very nice 1st and 3rd sets Nadia! She went a little walk about in the second but recovered nicely! Good luck against either Vera or Jill in the next round!

maryc
Jul 24th, 2008, 12:31 AM
I saw part of the 1st and 2nd sets today (completely missed the 3rd). It was
similar to Tuesday's match. Some totally impressive stuff combined w/ brain farts.
But Akgul played well in the 2nd--it wasn't all Nadia going away.

Lots more photos, but it'll take time to edit and upload them.

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Nadia plays Vera in round 3

Chrisi
Jul 24th, 2008, 01:37 PM
Nadia plays Vera in round 3

I guess this will be a very tough match!

petrova-fan
Jul 25th, 2008, 12:58 AM
Nadia Petrova - Vera Zvonareva 6:4 7:5 :bounce:

... now I'll sleep well :)

goldenlox
Jul 25th, 2008, 01:08 AM
Vera is in a big slump. Nadia still has a lot to do.

TennisPlayingFox
Jul 25th, 2008, 04:03 AM
Nice win Nadia! Next up is Jankovic! Good luck Nadia, you can do it!

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2008, 04:59 AM
Nadia saves a set pt at 45, 55

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2008, 05:12 AM
Totally choked the 1st set away. Incredibly poor volleying

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2008, 12:43 PM
Nadia was up a break in each set. She tried hard, but Jelena made fewer mistakes on key points