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Derek.
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:17 AM
Not pretty, but she won. :angel:

Pasta-Na
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:18 AM
good fight, jill :p

Temperenka
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:19 AM
closer than expected. congrats to both.

sunsfuns
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:19 AM
Mediocre match by Caro's standards... But she won in 1 1/2 h and straight sets so it's OK. Play better next time :)

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:20 AM
Congrats Wozi :). She seems like a nice girl in her interview :D.

Nice fight as always from Jilly :hug:. I hope she can make a deep run in atleast one of the slams this year. Her game and fitness level (:worship:) looks the best it ever has. :bounce:

Callum
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:20 AM
Way toooooo passive. She can't let someone like Jill dictate play like that. :o

Step it up from here please Caro.

AndreConrad
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:21 AM
Congrats :yeah:

sammy01
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:22 AM
boring, jill was the one going for it :tape:

jill actualy hit 2 more winners in the 1st set lol

Harju.
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:25 AM
Caro needs to step it up big time if she wants to go far in AO. Not a pretty match except the last game.

Jill :hug:

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Nice match from Jill, hung tough and played well, Caro was just better when it mattered. Congrats Caroline and nice try Jill.

Jorn
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:30 AM
A win is a win! :) Men køn var det ikke!


Better play needed vs Vesnina, even she don't either played to well today...

Keadz
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:30 AM
Impressed with how aggressive Jill has been in her last to matches, how random.

Caroline will need to pick it up, she should be able to win here if she starts playing more aggressive.

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:40 AM
very impressed with Jill, hopefully she can have another good season :)

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:50 AM
Craybas is such an underrated player. A professional's professional. Not surprised she gave Wozniacki a hard time. I would have been surprised if Craybas has won though.

RR-87
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:51 AM
Jill :hug: nice try :hug:

Caro :D

markdelaney
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:57 AM
Jill Craybas beat Serena Williams at Wimbledon so she is capable of very good tennis. Good win for Caroline.

nokken
Jan 7th, 2009, 04:55 AM
:)Caro
a victory is a victory

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 7th, 2009, 05:22 AM
Caro :yeah: :D
Jill :hug:

Dodoboy.
Jan 7th, 2009, 06:43 AM
Onwards :drive:

I wish i could see these matches!

Stupid Aussie time!!

markdelaney
Jan 7th, 2009, 09:50 AM
Onwards :drive:

I wish i could see these matches!

Stupid Aussie time!!

It's okay if they're on morning or late evening matches :D

Demska
Jan 7th, 2009, 09:55 AM
Vesnina will crush this pusher.

markdelaney
Jan 7th, 2009, 10:00 AM
Vesnina will crush this pusher.

Just like she did in Stockholm in July last year when she crushed her 5-7 1-6 ?

new-york
Jan 7th, 2009, 10:04 AM
Craybas is such an underrated player. A professional's professional. Not surprised she gave Wozniacki a hard time. I would have been surprised if Craybas has won though.

just what i wanted to say.

nice fight, Jilly.:worship:

Go Caro.:hearts:

markdelaney
Jan 7th, 2009, 10:08 AM
just what i wanted to say.

nice fight, Jilly.:worship:

Go Caro.:hearts:


Like I said earlier, Jill beat Serena at Wimbledon so she is no mug and has always been a very capable player. I am surprised she has never got higher in the rankings.

volta
Jan 7th, 2009, 10:08 AM
:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Bitmap
Jan 7th, 2009, 11:01 AM
:worship:Caroline, good job!!:)

Bitmap
Jan 7th, 2009, 11:02 AM
Vesnina will crush this pusher.

:lol:Must be the joke of the day!!!:lol:

Bitmap
Jan 7th, 2009, 11:02 AM
Just like she did in Stockholm in July last year when she crushed her 5-7 1-6 ?

:drool:

Viktymise
Jan 7th, 2009, 11:10 AM
Vesnina will crush this pusher.

Doubt it.

Doesn't posses enough firepower to hit through la Borz from the baseline, nor is she consistent enough off the ground to outlast her in legnthy baseline scraps, of which there will be many.

Huntress55
Jan 7th, 2009, 11:11 AM
Yay Caroline. Nice job.

Noctis
Jan 7th, 2009, 11:20 AM
She always pay respect to elderly Caro :angel:

SOA_MC
Jan 7th, 2009, 03:46 PM
Caro a winner again:worship:

Sander.
Jan 7th, 2009, 03:53 PM
Good try Jill:yeah:

Congratulations Caro:D

Corswandt
Jan 7th, 2009, 10:14 PM
boring, jill was the one going for it :tape:

jill actualy hit 2 more winners in the 1st set lol

Pretty much.

And Craybas played horribly - she couldn't keep herself in rallies for more than 4-6 shots - which says everything about this horror show. Craybas seemed very slow - she may still luck out a handful of 1R wins against extra sucky opposition here and there but I don't think she'll be competitive at the WTA level anymore.

As for Wozniacki, she was doing nothing to control the rallies, let alone finish off the points. It was Shahar Peer minus the obnoxious 'tude. Even her BH was loopy and harmless - though her couple of good BH DTL winners couldn't be hit at a better time.

The Dawntreader
Jan 7th, 2009, 10:24 PM
To her credit, Jill was trying to step it up, but her timing was off. Wozniacki was clever enough to target the erratic Craybas forehand and generally keep Jill back behind the baseline with deep topspin.

Was not a pretty match though, with Caro not really being aggressive on key points and Jill spraying erors on key points. Ugly.

Corswandt
Jan 8th, 2009, 11:24 PM
To her credit, Jill was trying to step it up, but her timing was off. Wozniacki was clever enough to target the erratic Craybas forehand and generally keep Jill back behind the baseline with deep topspin.

Was not a pretty match though, with Caro not really being aggressive on key points and Jill spraying erors on key points. Ugly.

Nailed it with 3 sentences. The best reports are the shorter ones.

Corswandt
Jan 8th, 2009, 11:28 PM
Double post.