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Noctis
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:53 AM
GOOD JOB :bounce:

ninanina19
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:55 AM
Monika :sad:. She had chances to make it closer in the 2nd. She has to fix her serve. It was a good showing considering this was her fist match against a top player. I think she def. deserves a WC to the AO.

Keadz
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:56 AM
Beyond disappointing, 9 double faults. Maybe I expected to much from her, but I really thought she could do more than that. I know she can do more than that...but oh well. Still deserves a main draw wild card.

Lighter
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:58 AM
Good for Marion's confidence, but thanks to Monica's Df : 9

Only 53% 1st serves but 89% 1st serves points won.

Waiting now for 2nd round.

Mattographer
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:07 AM
Expected :)

Marion :D

pwayne
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:11 AM
Welcome to the WTA main draw action, Monika as I knew that Marion would lose at the most 4 games.

Lulu.
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:41 AM
Never in doubt. :lol:

Well done Marion, nice beatdown. :yeah:

Kworb
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:44 AM
Doesn't bode well for Dokic.

homogenius
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:46 AM
Nice start for Marion

So Disrespectful
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:49 AM
Shame for Monika, I thought she'd at least make it close. I guess Marion came prepared.

Super_Marion
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:52 AM
Once she improves her serve and learns to handle the big stage and big points then for sure the raw talent of this young lady will eventually shine through. Good learning experience for her.

A comfortable win for Marion on the whole. And why was it comfortable for her and not Dokic, well, surprise, surprise, it's because she made it comfortable, because she's one of the best players in the world. :)

Josh.
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:55 AM
Don't let it discourage you Monika. :)

Aaron.
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:56 AM
Maion :)

Monika :hug: first wta event

InsideOut.
Jan 4th, 2009, 06:13 AM
Absolutely expected :shrug:

Elwin.
Jan 4th, 2009, 06:46 AM
well done marion

RJWCapriati
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:00 AM
I think Bartoli will have a nice year.....she was under pressure last year to defend that Wimbledon final......hopefully she will just swing away :)

darkangel23
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:09 AM
Marion :yeah:

Alizé Molik
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:40 AM
super bien fait Marion!

Wejnert is a nice young player but it was unrealistic to expect she would really trouble a top 20 player.

Dave.
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:43 AM
COME ONNNNNNN!!!!!! :banana: Fantastic start to the season, I just wish I could have seen it :(

She had a similarly comfortable scoreline in her 1st match last year but fell apart afterwards. I just hope she keeps it going this time. Marion :yeah:

SM
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:50 AM
i saw a rally on tv and Monika rallied with her , kept good depth and hits a nice ball...

shes only young, she probably just played the big points terrible....but 1st event, we cant be too hard on her

Sander.
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:02 AM
Good win Marion:yeah:

Marionated
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:58 AM
Great start :yeah:

Langers
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:14 AM
Man I can't stand Bartoli. :o

patch.
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:51 AM
Monika :hug: take away the positives

Lighter
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:56 AM
Man I can't stand Bartoli. :oPerhaps you will appreciate her after that : http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/01/04/2458818.htm

Bartoli said later that playing a wildcard was a good way to start the tournament.

"It was not an easy match, she was playing really well and she obviously had nothing to lose," Bartoli, the world number 17, said.

"And she's really talented so I had to play a good match, a solid match, but I did and it was pretty good to start like that.

"It was her first match on the WTA tour and playing against me was not easy for her, and this being her home town, it was normal that she was nervous."

Tennis-Chick
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:06 AM
Expected really but I thought Monika could get a few more games. Anyway she still should get a MDWC for the AO :)

Marcelo.
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:14 AM
Well done :bigclap:

Dodoboy.
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:22 AM
Allez!! :banana:

I miss off-season :sad:

G&R
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:25 AM
good start marion

esquímaux
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Crunch?? What did Maid Marion do? Sit on 'er??

Ferg
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:50 AM
Were people actually expecting Monika to get something from the match? :tape:


Perhaps you will appreciate her after that : http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/01/04/2458818.htm

I love that headline.

So Disrespectful
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:58 AM
Were people actually expecting Monika to get something from the match? :tape:


Very quick retriever, gets back a lot of balls and hits a clean, flat, ball that sits low on the court. Plus, she's playing in her home town with the entire crowd behind her. That kind of scenario can spell disaster for a player who's taken an off-season break and isn't at her sharpest. Fortunately for Bartoli, she had a great preparation for the 2009 season and found her range from the beginning.

Lighter
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:09 PM
Were people actually expecting Monika to get something from the match? :tape: I guess that some aussies expected more than 3 games for Monica - just look Monica's thread and the poll : http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=365417&page=3

I love that headline.I don't expect Langers to become a new Marion's fan. I just know that she's a smart girl but with corsican blood. And sometimes when she's angry she can say things she doesn't think about. Like everybody, no.

Sund7101
Jan 4th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Yeah Marion!

BartoliBabes
Jan 4th, 2009, 01:50 PM
nice easy win as expected, keep going mar!:)

Dominic
Jan 4th, 2009, 04:07 PM
Omg what does that tell us about Dokic in the wildcard playoffs?:help:

Craig.
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:15 PM
Man I can't stand Bartoli. :o

I can't either. :hug:

Uranium
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:19 PM
Omg what does that tell us about Dokic in the wildcard playoffs?:help:

It tells us that Monika plays a game Dokic didn't like. Monika came out nervous, but put up a bit off a fight:unsure:
It tells us nothing about Dokic since Dokic did not play Marion and Players play different against other player's games.:p

Dominic
Jan 4th, 2009, 06:31 PM
It tells us that Monika plays a game Dokic didn't like. Monika came out nervous, but put up a bit off a fight:unsure:
It tells us nothing about Dokic since Dokic did not play Marion and Players play different against other player's games.:p

ok thanks but get real

cn ireland
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:33 PM
Good win to start the season for Marion:yeah:!

BartoliBabes
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:40 PM
marion shows shes at a different standard:p

SelesFan70
Jan 4th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Yay, Marion! :)

ninanina19
Jan 4th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Omg what does that tell us about Dokic in the wildcard playoffs?:help:

It tells us Dokic's game still isn't polished. Also, keep in mind that Monika was probably more nervous playing in Brisbane. She admitted she was nervous in the first set. And she still gave Bartoli some trouble in the 2nd set. She had a chance to make it 6-4. Bartoli also is a top 20 player and was obviously well prepared for this plus she's had a lot more match play against top players than Jelena has. No one is expecting Jelena to play top 20 tennis after not having played above the 25k and level (aside from one random wta qualifying) in a year. She's bound to be patchy in her play.

Joee
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:30 PM
This was a great win and way to start of the 2009 season. It was the Aussie;s serve that let her down. It broke down in important bits.
I agree with SuperMarion, she has talent and if she fixes the serve there is no reason why she cant be a top player.