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Aaron.
Jan 4th, 2009, 06:50 AM
Alisa :worship:

Wonderlander
Jan 4th, 2009, 06:56 AM
Great win! First upset of the season :)
Way to go, Alisa!

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 4th, 2009, 06:59 AM
Very impressive win for Alisa

iGOAT
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:00 AM
damn it :sad:

Elwin.
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:48 AM
alisa :D

*Jean*
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:49 AM
Oh no, Kaia :sad: I felt it coming.
I'm happy for Alisa though.

tenn_ace
Jan 4th, 2009, 08:05 AM
Alisa :D

darkangel23
Jan 4th, 2009, 08:11 AM
Way to go Alisa

Jodie
Jan 4th, 2009, 08:29 AM
Go Alisa! :D :D

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:32 AM
well done Alisa :) :yeah: :D

Sander.
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:56 AM
Good win Alisa:yeah::D

ivanban
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:05 AM
Alisa :eek:

Kanepi :cuckoo:

Epigone
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:15 AM
Kaia served well, but Alisa didn't have much trouble handling her serve and was simply too consistent with her groundstrokes on both sides :bowdown:

The scoreline would have probably been 6-2 6-2 had Alisa not dropped her intensity towards the end of the match.

Ksenia.
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:27 AM
Kaia :o Shame on you

adrovi
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Well done Alisa ;)

KV
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:32 AM
Alisa great start of the season :)

Kuilli
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:33 AM
Ouch! :(

nevetssllim
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:12 AM
Good result from Kleybanova - should be a top 20 player come the end of the year. Really thought it would be a tight three-set affair.

Marionated
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:14 AM
Top 20 soon for Alisa :bounce:

Dodoboy.
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:30 PM
All those ITFs did her some good :rolls:

Dave.
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:41 PM
Kaia :(

So Disrespectful
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:43 PM
Alisa has improved her mobility!

zveeen
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Kaia :sad:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 4th, 2009, 01:44 PM
Alisa :D

santhuruu
Jan 4th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Woow I didn't expect this result, mainly because I thought Alisa's movement wasn't good enough and that also the heat wouldn't do her any good. But since I've heard that she didn't even had trouble with Kaia's serve and also that her mobility improved, it is great to hear that! I also see Alisa climbing up in the rankings!

Corswandt
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:01 PM
Kleybanova being fat may work to her advantage. Opponents are likely to underrate her - they look at all that flubber and go "Hohoho, no way I'm losing to THAT", and then she begins acing them and blasting winners at will.

Solid top 20 or Caravane 2.0? I'm optimistic - Caravane didn't have Kleybanova's monster flat serve.

Either way, rock on.

sunsfuns
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:08 PM
Is she really fat? I haven't seen her for a while...

Joee
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:25 PM
hmm. This is an interesting win. I had Kanepi down to at least make the quarters.

Well done Alisa.

Shoulderpova
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:45 PM
off to a great start :bigclap:
Alisa ;)

goldenlox
Jan 4th, 2009, 10:49 PM
I would guess this match had more than a few unforced errors.

iPatty
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:00 PM
Kleybanova being fat may work to her advantage. Opponents are likely to underrate her - they look at all that flubber and go "Hohoho, no way I'm losing to THAT", and then she begins acing them and blasting winners at will.

Solid top 20 or Caravane 2.0? I'm optimistic - Caravane didn't have Kleybanova's monster flat serve.

Either way, rock on.

Caravane is also only dangerous off of one side, Alisa off of both.

Corswandt
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:03 PM
Caravane is also only dangerous off of one side, Alisa off of both.

Caravane's FH isn't bad. Kleybanova's FH is also less effective than her BH. They're probably not that different in that regard.

iPatty
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:09 PM
I never really saw Rezai's forehand as a very penetrating shot while Kleybanova just hits the felt off of everything, disregarding natural technique and stroke production. I agree about her opponents possibly underestimating her, I'm sure she's the butt of many jokes in the locker room. ;)

Epigone
Jan 5th, 2009, 06:40 AM
Alisa pics from Sunday

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=14689616&postcount=2004

olivero
Jan 5th, 2009, 11:02 AM
Alisa :D