View Full Version : adrygf's Report: My experience in Madrid + Pics with Caro, Aga, Vika and others

May 16th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Well, I'm going to talk about how was my travel to Madrid and the experience of having meet my favourite players: Na, Jie, Shuai and Zi. I also will post some pics of me with players, and pics of the girls. Hope u enjoy it, and if want to ask something, just do it :)

Let's start with the report... and be nice with my english :p

Part 1

Jie was the first chinese player I saw. It's amazing the moment when you watch your favourite players live for the first time (well, I saw Jie already in YEC 2006, but this was definitely especial and different). She was making some physical exercices off court, and then she enter the court to warm up with Kanepi. Conchita Martinez was playing in the same court :lol: I said her I saw her in 2006, she replied me: yeah in doubles lol. She is amazing, so sweet and nice. I told her I was coming to support her from barcelona, that im her biggest fan in spain and that i hope she enjoys the tournament and the city. And finally said her I would be for sure in her match against Maria to cheer her. I made pic with her, and she gave me thanks for the support. I told her: give ur best! When she finished the warming up she looked to me and said me bye with a smile :D !!! Made tons of pics. It was great cos I was extremely close to her. Madrid courts are just awesome... also u can be so close to players. It's so easy to take pics with them or talk a little bit with them (of course no Roger, Rafa, Andy or Novak :lol: )

In her match against Maria, she played so well. She had a slow start, but then started playing better and better. Long and great rallys. A lot of deuce games. Kirilenko is very good i think, but really, jie plays out of this world. Hits so hard and almost doesnt make errors. She has great mind too, spirit figter before every point. Personally I think Jie does all that maria does better (excepto for the serve probably). It was definitely the best match of the day. So many winners, especially from jie. I was in the first seats and Jie saw me. Of course I was louding "Jia You Zheng Jie Jia You". I remember she won a point so lucky with bad volley and Jie screamed thinking it was going to be out. Then I laughed cos of the scream (ball was in) and then Jie looked me laughing and started to smile :lol: When she finished the match she looked and clapped to me and and told me something smiling but didnt hear her.

Then I saw her in the doubles match. When they enter the court Jie asked me: "Are u coming to support us?" and I said her: "Yep, of course!". They didn't play well... Jie started so bad, while Zi was on fire in the first games. But early Zi down the level, at the same time their opponents were playing better and better. They made very good match, putting a lot of pressure in the net. It was not the best day of Zi/Jie definitely. They left the court a bit sad. Wasted some chances, like a 40-0 in the second set.

Going to the Li v Carla match, I came a bit late. It was 5-4 Carla, and I saw for a mirror (cant enter the court till the change) Carla had SP :help: So nearvous :sobbing: She saved 2 but ended losing the set 7-5. I wanted to die... but then she had perfect start in the second and played winner after winner, while Carla played bad. The match continue that way till 5-2 in the third for Li (Carla had 40-15 for 3-4, but Na won 4 points in a row :D ). Then Na CHOKED so badly... Carla started to just put the ball on court. U can't believe how I screamed that day... all the stands looked me and were against me. They started to scream "Choke Choke Choke!" "Double Fault Double Fault!" and when Carla tied at 5-5 big claps from everybody and me just :tape: :sobbing: Almost had heart attack. Fortunately Na broke, and after missing 2 Mps (the second one with DF), made AWESOME FH CROSSCOURT WINNER to win :woohoo: I screamed: VAMOSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and started to bounce everywhere. Just wanted to cry of happyness. I said: "Li Na you are the best!!!!!!" And she came to the net and wavey to me :bounce:

Peng v Pavlychenkova. The day bebore I catched Shuai practising with Su-Wei. I talked a bit to her and congratulate them for the title in Rome :) Peng started the match amazing... it was simply awesome! Winner after winner, and almost playing perfect. I was so impressed. At 6-1 5-2, she started to choke :sobbing: And Pavlychenkova won 4 games in a row till 6-5 :help: Then Peng had triple GP, 40-0, for 6-6, and lost 4 in a row to give Nastya Sp#1 :spit: Then she had to save a 2nd SP to take the match in a tiebreak :woohoo: (I think if Shuai didnt save those ones she would have lost... and I have to say I don't know how she saved one of them... running from side to side hitting with one handed FG :speakles: :timebomb: ) Hsieh was in the stands supporting Shuai.

May 16th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Part 2

In ai v amelie, Zheng husband was in the stands :) I went to him and said: hey cheng wu, im big fan oj zheng jie like u know, do u know if she is going to train today in the outside courts? But he said me no, warm up was over for that day :sad: And I said him thanks and smiled to me :)

I got so sad cos of Jie's loss to Amelie... But hey, u cant belive it guys... Jie started bad (like in the doubles match) and Amelie played like in her best years I would say. I was a bit cold cos I didn't expect that result. Jie was having trouble with Amelie variety, especially the moonballs. At 2-6 1-4 I said to myself... "Okay, try to enjoy her possible last games. It°s not over anyway. She can do it, she has done it before. Why not now? Show her I'm really a fan" and started to scream point after point. "Come on Jie, come on! Believe! U can do it! Keep going! Come on come on!" and it was like miracle... Jie fought back to 5-4 Sp. All stands were :eek: I was next to momo coachs and they and momo got angry to me. Momo said me allez! In my face when se won last point returning a smash :o I supported jie so much though. And I was so happy I made what i could. I tried my best. Jie husband came to me after match cos I had sad face, and I told him "Sorry", and then he said me thank u so much for the support with a nice gesture. I will never forget this really. I gave a lot of atmosphere in all chinese players match... I would have loved u watched it really... I got so popular in the tournament, all people were asking me if I knew them, and for sure all the chinese players are well knoed here in Madrid at least :lol:

Peng never had chance against Azarenka. Peng started playing AWFUL. Azarenka is too consistent too. And in about 20 minutes she led 5-0. Shuai won 4 in a row but could not break for the 5-5. Then I read Shuai was stolen... and could not focus in the match and practice :sad: :sad: :sad: So unlucky :hug:

Finally Na v Dinara match. I saw Na a few fours before the match in practice courts. I watched already ALL players, except Na (only Carla match). Then I decided to not watch Nadal and just wait in the training courts. Finally I saw her enter with her husband to the warm up courts, and I screamed: "Li Na!!!" She looked to me and made me wavey like saying: "Who is this guy?" :lol: I went to the court then... I was just alone cos all the people was in Nadal match. So she said me, "Hi!" and I sad her "hi" too :rolls: She asked me: "Do u speak chinese?" And I replied her that no, that by the moment I only can say Ni Hao and Jia You. She smiled, and I told her I was the fan who was supporting her in the Carla match. She said "Really?" so happy. And I told her I was waiting in the training courts so many days to watch her but never had the chance. I wished her the best against Safina, and showed her a pic of herself in my phone :lol: She was very happy and surprised. I said her she needed to fight so much, that I was sure she could do it. I asked her if I could take a pic with her after warm up and said me "Sure!". There was a cameraman there, and went to me to ask me: "Is she Li Na?" I said him, "yep, she is". He told me he recorded me in the Momo v Jie match, and that what did men yesterday. I said "Jia You", its like come on. And he said me if he could record me saying it in Na practice lol, that I will be appear in wta chinese site. I said, ok, no problem. Then after practice Na said me, "come on, lets go to take the pic" and I gave the camera to her husband and he took the pic :) The cameraman recorded us taking the pic and taling a little. I said her bye. that was so nice to meet her finally.

I supported her so much in her match against Safina. I almost lost my voice these days. It was not possible... but she fought till the end and tried it. She was a bit unlucky. I wanted to say her "Take the positive! Im so proud of you. I wish u the best for the season and see u next year!!!" But I could not say it.

Well, that was all my experience with the chinese girls. Although the losses, It has been amazing... really... :) And Im happy cos I did my best, and I think at least a little I could motivate them.

May 16th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Li Na :D :bowdown: (Her husband mede us the pic :) )


Zheng Jie and Yan Zi :hearts: :worship:


Peng Shuai :drool: :eek: :inlove: (Pic's quality... :sobbing: An old man made it :weirdo: ) Peng gave me her towel :D


Caro :yeah:


Aga :yeah:


May 16th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Morita :D :hug:


Hsieh Su-Wei :hug:


Sugiyama, asian players were just the best, so nice :worship:


Azarenka smiling :eek:


May 16th, 2009, 02:55 PM
Great pics :) All the Chinese players seem very friendly and approachable.

May 16th, 2009, 02:58 PM
Great pics. :D

May 16th, 2009, 02:59 PM
Na training


Na v Carla


May 16th, 2009, 03:01 PM
Cool pics.

Awesome you wear a "Barcelona" t-shirt in Madrid. Good thing it wasn't a football venue :-)

May 16th, 2009, 03:11 PM
awesome picture! anymore matches you had watched??

May 16th, 2009, 03:12 PM
Nice photos. :yeah:

You certainly have a very impressive collection of eye glasses adrygf. :eek:

May 16th, 2009, 03:15 PM


And here is me watching Jie :)


May 16th, 2009, 03:20 PM
Nice photos. :yeah:

You certainly have a very impressive collection of eye glasses adrygf. :eek:

:lol: Thx :p Just 2 eyewear and one sunglasses :cool:

Watching your avy I loved Niculescu's play :hearts: A shame she didn't play well against ALG and ALG played really well this week :sad: But Monica is a joy to watch :drool: She reminds me a bit of Santoro :D

May 16th, 2009, 03:22 PM
You got to meet Caro , I'm so jealous :drool:

Great pics....and cool glasses too btw :cool:

May 16th, 2009, 03:25 PM
awesome picture! anymore matches you had watched??

Yep, so many matches.. I was 6 days there :) Do u wanna ask for someone?

Rising Sun
May 16th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Great quality pics :hearts:

I noticed for the 1st time that Ayu's finally removed her braces! :eek: :lol:

May 16th, 2009, 03:34 PM
Princess Zi



My camera's battery died... so I could not take as many pics of Zi, Shuai and Na as I would have wished :sad:


And here me with Mirza :)


May 16th, 2009, 03:40 PM
very nice pics! :hearts:

May 16th, 2009, 04:36 PM
Shuai was unhappy with Alisa :lol:
great pics

May 16th, 2009, 04:49 PM
Very nice pics of you !!!
Our Jie is super nice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 16th, 2009, 04:49 PM
JIE! :awww: She looks so dedicated. It's actually a bit sad to see her carrying this many injuries and still working her hardest. I do believe all the work should pay off and bring her into the top 10. Best of luck little Jie. :hug:

Great thanks, adrygf. I enjoyed your reports a lot, and of course the pics. (All the players look perfect and so do you! :yeah:)

May 16th, 2009, 04:54 PM
great pictures. Damn I wish I had a week like that.

May 16th, 2009, 04:56 PM
Thanks so much for the pics! I am jealous of all your time with the players, Jie and Na, especially!

Oh and yes, love your glasses! :cool:

May 16th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Great work ;)

Body Language ~
May 16th, 2009, 08:01 PM
awww you're really cute too!

great pics!

Melly Flew Us
May 16th, 2009, 08:12 PM
i'm glad you had a great time! did you take any photos of amelie before she allez'd you in your face?

May 16th, 2009, 09:02 PM
Great pics, thanks:D

May 16th, 2009, 09:03 PM
very nice photos! hopefully Chinese players' performance did not disappoint you.

May 16th, 2009, 09:33 PM
so happy for you adri :yeah:
omg i wished i was there for watch you support chinese players :haha:

Blue-Eyed Soul
May 16th, 2009, 09:44 PM
Nice photos especially the one with Caro who I hope doesn't play Warsaw so she can rest.

May 16th, 2009, 10:34 PM
the pictures of jie working out....mmmmmmm

May 16th, 2009, 10:58 PM

May 16th, 2009, 11:43 PM
What a wonderful report and what wonderful pictures!! I love the pictures of you with players, great quality (except Shuai :lol:) and super cute!!
And no wonder the players were so nice to you - you're so adorable!!!!
I wish Zheng and Yan had come to Montreal - I really missed not seeing them last year :sad: They seem so nice, sweet and approachable - aww, lucky you! I hope - know haha!- you cheered loudly and proudly ;):)

May 16th, 2009, 11:51 PM
Somehow I now love Yan Zi the most of all of these. I worry about her... wish her all the best. :hug:

I mean, I love watching Jie play singles. And Shuai is the best to follow on tour. And Na has some great results. But Zi..... :hearts:

May 17th, 2009, 12:29 AM
very nice photos! hopefully Chinese players' performance did not disappoint you.

Of course they didn't disappoint me. I would say they made me be still more proud of them. Maybe they didn't play their best, but they tried it and fought till the last point. They never gave up :)

May 17th, 2009, 12:34 AM
What a wonderful report and what wonderful pictures!! I love the pictures of you with players, great quality (except Shuai :lol:) and super cute!!
And no wonder the players were so nice to you - you're so adorable!!!!
I wish Zheng and Yan had come to Montreal - I really missed not seeing them last year :sad: They seem so nice, sweet and approachable - aww, lucky you! I hope - know haha!- you cheered loudly and proudly ;):)

:lol: Thank u very much :) :hug: Hope all is going great there :yeah: and hope to talk to u soon in msn! :wavey:

May 17th, 2009, 01:20 AM
i was at the final part of zheng vs amelie as well. I noticed you, it was hard to not though:lol: You were screaming soo loud I was fearing that Jie would say "Shhhh" but she didn't and even all the other crowd kept yelling "jia you... whatever" because they wanted a third set:) Didn't know it was you:lol: A shame that Jie couldn't keep the ball in play when it mattered:sad:

May 17th, 2009, 01:24 AM
akward to see jie without a visor btw:lol:

May 17th, 2009, 02:14 AM
Great pics! Thanks for sharing. :D

Jie is such a sweetheart. :awww: I really want her to be able to do something big, like top 10 or more Grand Slam semifinals or finals!

Do you happen to have any pics of Vitalia Diatchenko? I'm not sure if you went for qualies. :lol:

May 17th, 2009, 05:56 AM
i am a big fan of zheng also!!! thanks for your report and ''screaming'' in madrid :lol:!! no wonder zheng fought back in the 2nd set..

you are really lucky though... really envy :hearts:

May 17th, 2009, 10:22 AM
nice report and great photos! :yeah:
you look good too! cool glasses! :cool:

May 17th, 2009, 11:13 AM
Thanks, nice photos :yeah:

May 17th, 2009, 11:42 AM
Some awesome body of work you did there :yeah:
Photos were outstanding, reports were well detailed and amusing at the same time :)

Glad you had a great time :D and you seemed to enjoy it judging by those photos of you in some of them.