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Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:02 PM
Little final : Tauziat vs. Farina-Elia

Players are on court warming-up.

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:08 PM
Looks like the crowd is more on Silvia's side, judging by the applause.

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:12 PM
Nat starts serving first

Serve volley but volley long<br />0-15 <br />DF<br />0-30<br />FH wide (good rally)<br />0-40 BP<br />Ace<br />15-40 BP<br />Winning serve<br />30-40 BP<br />BH wide<br />Game Silvia

0-1*

per4ever
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:14 PM
tx for the scores Josh (I'm uh 'learning' now)

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:17 PM
Silvia serving

BH passing<br />0-15<br />FH return long<br />15-15<br />Deep BH forces the error<br />30-15<br />FH in net<br />30-30<br />BH return in net<br />40-30<br />Good serve, BH return just long<br />Game Silvia

0*-2

Nat serving

Body serve<br />15-0<br />BH volley winner<br />30-0<br />BH dropvolley (great shot)<br />40-0<br />DF<br />40-15<br />BH passing (great point)<br />40-30<br />BH return in net<br />Game Nat

1-2*

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:23 PM
Silvia serving

FH DTL causes the error (good rally)<br />0-15<br />Winning serve<br />15-15<br />BH return long<br />30-15<br />BH return in net<br />40-15<br />FH wide<br />Game Silvia

1*-3

Nat serving

FH volley winner<br />15-0<br />DF (problems with the serve for Nat)<br />15-15<br />FH DTL just wide<br />30-15<br />FH return wide<br />40-15<br />BH volley winner<br />Game Nat

2-3*

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:29 PM
Silvia serving

FH wide<br />15-0<br />FH in net<br />30-0<br />FH in net (a lot of pressure from Silvia)<br />40-0<br />Good FH return DTL<br />40-15<br />FH winner DTL<br />Game Silvia

2*-4

Nat serving

Deep volley causes the error<br />0-15<br />Good FH<br />15-15<br />FH in net<br />15-30<br />DF<br />15-40 BP<br />FH in net<br />Game Silvia

2-5*

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:32 PM
Silvia serving for the set

BH return long<br />15-0<br />FH winner<br />15-15<br />BH long<br />30-15<br />Ace<br />40-15 SP<br />FH in net<br />40-30 SP<br />BH winner cc (great rally!)<br />Game and set Silvia

2-6 0*-0

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:37 PM
Nat starts serving in 2nd set

FH in net<br />0-15 (Nat screams and crowd starts to cheer her on)<br />FH return long<br />15-15<br />DF (Nat is visibly annoyed)<br />15-30<br />BH smash but Silvia hits a BH winner on it<br />15-40 BP (great point)<br />Volley winner<br />30-40 BP<br />FH passing in net<br />40-40<br />Good serve<br />Adv. Nat<br />Winning serve<br />Game Nat

2-6 1-0*

per4ever
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:39 PM
Seems like an easy game for Silvia, I watched a few games, but switched it off again..oh I really hate to see Tauziat playing..

Lapin
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:41 PM
Thanks for the scores Josh! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> Do you think you will be able to do some for the Justine/Amelie match afterwards? (please!!)

(P.S. You don't have a video recorder and a blank tape handy do you, by any chance? We Amezons are desperate!! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> )

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:41 PM
Silvia serving

BH long<br />0-15<br />Winning serve<br />15-15<br />BH passing DTL (great shot!)<br />30-15<br />BH return long<br />40-15<br />FH return in net<br />Game Silvia

2-6 1*-1

Nat serving

BH return long<br />15-0<br />FH long (good slice by Nat)<br />30-0<br />BH DTL wrongfooting Silvia<br />40-0<br />BH in net<br />Game Nat

2-6 2-1*

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:43 PM
Lapin, I'll do live scores for the next match too. Unfortunately my video recorder isn't working. <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:47 PM
Silvia serving

Missed dropshot<br />15-0<br />FH winner inside-out<br />30-0<br />BH return in net<br />40-0<br />BH return long<br />Game Silvia

2-6 2*-2

Nat serving

FH wide<br />15-0<br />FH in net<br />15-15<br />FH volley winner<br />30-15<br />Complete mishit <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <br />30-30<br />FH in net<br />40-30<br />Ace<br />Game Nat

2-6 3-2*

Lapin
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:52 PM
Thanks Josh, even some scores will be great!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:54 PM
Silvia serving

BH winner cc<br />15-0<br />BH return DTL<br />15-15<br />FH winner DTL after a good serve<br />30-15<br />FH in net (good rally)<br />30-30<br />BH long<br />40-30<br />BH volley in net <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <br />Game Silvia

2-6 3*-3

Nat serving

DF<br />0-15<br />FH volley winner<br />15-15<br />BH volley in net<br />15-30<br />Good FH DTL<br />30-30<br />FH in net<br />30-40 BP<br />DF <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <br />Game Silvia

2-6 3-4*

Mateo Mathieu
Dec 16th, 2001, 01:59 PM
Thanks for scores! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> Allez Nathalie <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> !

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 02:00 PM
Silvia serving

BH winner DTL<br />15-0<br />FH wide<br />15-15<br />Ace<br />30-15<br />BH long<br />30-30<br />BH in net<br />40-30<br />Lob long<br />Game Silvia

2-6 3*-5

Nat serving to stay in the match

FH volley winner<br />15-0<br />FH winner (great point!)<br />15-15<br />Deep FH causes the error<br />30-15<br />FH return wide<br />40-15<br />Good return, volley long<br />40-30<br />Ace<br />Game Nat

2-6 4-5*

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 02:06 PM
Silvia serving for the match

Dropshot reached but BH wide<br />0-15<br />BH return wide<br />15-15<br />Beautiful BH winner DTL<br />30-15<br />BH return long<br />40-15 MP<br />FH long<br />40-30 MP<br />DF<br />40-40<br />BH return long<br />Adv. Silvia<br />Winning serve<br />Game, set and match Silvia

6-2 6-4

Well done Silvia, she played a great tactical match and she served very well. Nat's serve let her down and she made lots of unforced errors.

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 02:06 PM
Final will start in about an hour. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

per4ever
Dec 16th, 2001, 02:10 PM
Well done Silvia!!!!!!!!

Hup hup Justine!!!!!!!!!!

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 02:12 PM
Oooo interview with Silvia in French! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />What a cute accent.

Silvia says she's been working very hard and that she feels very well. She says she feels ready for Australia.

Interview with Nathalie.

She says she wasn't really motivated cause she ended her career after the Masters. She's talking about Justine now...good tennis, she will do well in 2002 and so on...<br />Nathalie is happy when she looks back at her career. The only thing she regrets is not winning the final at Wimbledon but she has good memories of her career. She thinks Justine will be the next great serve and volley player.<br />Nathalie will now rest and take some time off.

Mateo Mathieu
Dec 16th, 2001, 02:37 PM
Justine is Serve and Volleyer? <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 02:48 PM
Nathalie said that she feels Justine WILL be the next great serve and volleyer.

Martian KC
Dec 16th, 2001, 02:50 PM
Are you sertious? <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> I would love to see it. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:00 PM
Final : Henin vs. Mauresmo

Players are on court warming-up.

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:06 PM
Amélie is wearing a skirt and the commetators say that she doesn't like to play in it, she prefers shorts. But she has to wear it cause her sponsored designed it for her. lol

Linnie
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:07 PM
LOL!!

Thanks, Josh!

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:07 PM
Justine has changed her service motion again. It looks very much like Rafter's service action.

Linnie
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:10 PM
ALLEZ MOMO!!

BTW, I know they've played each other at least once, with Momo winning in straight sets (U.S. Open, 1999). I'm pretty sure that Justine has improved a little since then! <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:10 PM
Amélie starts serving first

BH in net<br />15-0<br />FH winner inside-out<br />30-0<br />BH winner cc<br />40-0<br />Great BH return cc<br />40-15<br />FH in net<br />40-30<br />BH return wide<br />Game Amélie

0*-1

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:16 PM
Justine serving

BH volley winner<br />15-0<br />Great BH winner DTL (WOW!)<br />15-15<br />Good BH volley forces the error<br />30-15<br />FH DTL (Justine is attacking the net)<br />40-15<br />FH volley causes the error<br />Game Justine

1-1*

Amélie serving

FH wide<br />15-0<br />Smash (good point)<br />30-0<br />BH wide<br />30-15<br />DF<br />30-30<br />Great BH return DTL<br />30-40 BP<br />Fabulous BH passing<br />Game Justine

2*-1

This is a great match right from the start, both are playing so aggressively!

Lapin
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:21 PM
<font size=3 color=blue>ALLEZ AMELIE!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br /><font size=2 color=black><br />Thanks for doing scores for us Josh, hugely appreciated!

Linnie, that's interesting, I hadn't realised they had played previously, do you have any idea of the score? But, as you said Justine has improved since then!

[ December 16, 2001: Message edited by: Lapin ]</p>

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:23 PM
Justine serving

Great BH winner cc <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />15-0<br />Good FH cc causes the error<br />15-15<br />Winning serve<br />30-15<br />DF<br />30-30<br />FH winner (good point)<br />40-30<br />Great FH halfvolley<br />Game Justine

3-1*

Amélie serving

Wow! Amélie plays a great FH but Justine plays a lob which surprises Amélie<br />0-15<br />FABULOUS RALLY! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> FH winner cc by Justine after Amélie dominated the point<br />0-30<br />BH return too good<br />0-40 BP<br />Great serve <br />15-40 BP<br />BH in net<br />Game Justine (She's playing awesome tennis!)

4*-1

Linnie
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:25 PM
It was 6-1 6-4..... (thank goodness Michael Blue still has the stats! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> )

Elisse
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:29 PM
Hi Everyone! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

<br /><Font size=4 color=green>Allez Amélie!</font>

Lapin
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:32 PM
Thanks Linnie! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> (For a moment then I thought that was the final score of today's match! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> )

<font size=4 color=red>ALLEZ AMELIE!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Lapin
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:33 PM
<img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> Hi Elisse!!

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:33 PM
Justine serving

BH return in net<br />15-0<br />BH winner DTL after a good serve<br />30-0<br />DF<br />30-15<br />BH long<br />30-30<br />BH in net<br />40-30<br />BH mishit<br />40-40<br />Ace<br />Adv. Justine<br />FH in net after a good, deep return<br />Deuce<br />BH volley winner<br />Adv. Justine<br />BH smash<br />Game Justine

5-1*

Amélie serving

Good serve<br />15-0<br />BH in net<br />15-15<br />Good serve<br />30-15<br />FH passing (touched the net and Amélie couldn't adjust)<br />30-30<br />Great point! FH winner cc after a great BH<br />30-40 SP<br />BH return in net<br />40-40<br />Winning serve<br />Adv. Amélie<br />FH winner inside-out (so powerful <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> )<br />Deuce<br />FH return too good<br />Adv. Justine SP<br />BH in net (great rally)<br />Deuce<br />DF<br />Adv. Justine SP<br />BH in net<br />Game and set Justine

6-1 0*-0

Linnie
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:37 PM
Aaaaaarrrrrrghhhhh!!! <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <br /><font size=1> Repeats to oneself.....this is only an exhibition....this is only an exhibition.....</font>

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:37 PM
Justine starts serving in the 2nd set

Great FH winner inside-out<br />0-15<br />BH winner DTL<br />15-15<br />BH slice in net<br />15-30<br />FH long<br />30-30<br />BH return long<br />40-30<br />Winning serve<br />Game Justine

6-1 1-0*

Lapin
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:40 PM
OMG! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> Come on Amelie! Sounds like she needs to start making some good approach shots and taking the net a bit herself!

<font size=4 colour=purple>ALLEZ AMELIE!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Linnie
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:43 PM
Sounds like she needs a lot more practice before heading to Australia! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:43 PM
Amélie serving

FH return long<br />15-0<br />Great smash<br />30-0<br />BH long (great BH-rally!)<br />30-15<br />BH return in net<br />40-15<br />BH winner cc after a good serve<br />Game Amélie

6-1 1*-1

Justine serving

Ace<br />15-0<br />FH long<br />15-15<br />Ace<br />30-15<br />DF<br />30-30<br />BH long<br />40-30<br />FH long (another great rally!)<br />Game Justine

6-1 2-1*

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:49 PM
Amélie serving

FH long<br />0-15<br />Great FH winner inside-out after a good serve<br />15-15<br />BH volley winner<br />15-30<br />Smash (great point!)<br />15-40 BP<br />BH volley winner<br />Game Justine

6-1 3*-1

Justine serving

FH long<br />0-15<br />BH winner with help from the net <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />15-15<br />Serve and volley - FH volley winner<br />30-15<br />BH in net<br />30-30<br />BH mishit<br />30-40 BP<br />FH in net (great rally!)<br />Game Amélie

6-1 3-2*

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:57 PM
Amélie serving

FH in net<br />15-0<br />FH in net<br />30-0<br />DF<br />30-15<br />BH return winner DTL<br />30-30<br />BH wide<br />40-30<br />BH in net<br />40-40<br />DF <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <br />Adv. Justine BP<br />BH passing wide<br />Deuce<br />Great BH passing in the feet<br />Adv. Justine BP<br />Wining serve<br />Deuce<br />FH in net (great rally!)<br />Adv. Justine BP<br />FH mishit <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <br />Game Justine

6-1 4*-2

Justine serving

FH winner cc after a good serve<br />15-0<br />DF<br />15-15<br />Ace<br />30-15<br />FH in net<br />40-15<br />BH mishit <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <br />40-30<br />FH winner<br />Game Justine

6-1 5-2*

Lapin
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:00 PM
<font size=4 color=blue>ALLEZ AMELIE!!!

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:05 PM
Amélie serving to stay in the match

FH return in net<br />15-0<br />Winning serve<br />30-0<br />Deep BH causes the error<br />40-0<br />BH DTL<br />40-15<br />BH volley winner<br />40-30<br />FH long<br />Game Amélie

6-1 5*-3

Justine serving for the match

DF<br />0-15<br />FH winner after a good serve<br />15-15<br />BH slice in net<br />15-30<br />BH return long<br />30-30<br />Good serve<br />40-30 MP<br />BH in net<br />40-40<br />Ace<br />Adv. Justine MP<br />BH dropvolley (beautiful point!)<br />Deuce<br />DF<br />Adv. Amélie BP<br />BH in net<br />Game Amélie

6-1 5-4*

Lapin
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:07 PM
<font size=4 color=orange>ALLEZ AMELIE, ALLEZ!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Linnie
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:08 PM
COME ON, AMÉLIE!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

<font size=1> You need the match practice! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> </font>

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:09 PM
Amélie serving to stay in the match

BH return in net<br />15-0<br />Ace<br />30-0<br />BH return in net<br />40-0<br />BH long<br />40-15<br />FH winner DTL<br />Game Amélie

6-1 5*-5

Justine serving

Good serve in the body<br />15-0<br />BH return long<br />30-0<br />Ace<br />40-0<br />BH winner DTL after a good serve<br />Game Justine

6-1 6-5*

Lapin
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:13 PM
<img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <font size=4 color=green>ALLEZ AMELIE!!

gorecki
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:14 PM
<center><font size=4.5 color=deeppurple>Allez JuJu Allez!!!</font>

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:19 PM
Amélie serving to stay in the match

Great low slice causes the error<br />0-15<br />FH return in net<br />15-15<br />FH volley winner (good point)<br />30-15<br />BH long<br />40-15<br />BH in net (great great rally!)<br />40-30<br />FH return in net<br />Game Amélie

6-1 6*-6 TB

Justine serving

FH long<br />1-0*<br />Point thanks to the net <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />1-1*<br />FH wide<br />2*-1<br />BH return in net<br />3*-1<br />Good serve<br />4-1*<br />BH long<br />5-1*<br />Deep FH causes the error<br />6*-1 MP<br />FH in net (great rally!)<br />6*-2 MP<br />Winning serve<br />Game, set and match Justine

6-1 7-6(2)

per4ever
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:20 PM
GREAT WIN JUSTINE!!!!!!

I saw some nice improvements...her serve is getting better. 6 aces I believe. She's not in top-shape yet, but she is certainly getting better then last year!

GO JUJU!!!!!!!

gorecki
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:22 PM
<center><font size=4.5 color=deeppurple>Allez JuJu Allez!!!</font>

Sounds like a great match for the two players!

Thanks Josh for the live updates for the games! Now i can head for Z-Land. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Linnie
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:23 PM
Congratulations to Justine!

<font size=1> It's back to the drawing board for Momo....</font>

Oh, and of course...thanks, Josh, for the scores!!! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ December 16, 2001: Message edited by: Linnie ]</p>

Lapin
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:24 PM
Aaarrgh! <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> Oh well, at least Amelie took the second set to a tiebreak, it was looking like it was going to be 6/1, 6/2 at one point! <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

Was it a great match Josh, or was Justine always in control? Were there any speeches after the match? BTW, thanks so much for doing the point-by-point scores, much appreciated! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:24 PM
This was a really good match with some amazing points, especially those backhands! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />Justine was completely in control in the first set, nothing Amélie could do. In the second set Amélie started serving better and the match was more evn but the tiebreak was all Justine.

Interview with Justine.

She says she's been working very hard and she feels ready for the new season. She has changed her service motion and she's happy about it. She will still work on it in the coming weeks. She feels mentally very fresh and is ready for 2002 to make it even better than 2001.

Interview with Amélie

She says Justine was really dominant in the first set and it was a bit more even in the second. She says she wants to win all tournaments she plays and why not the Australian Open and she hopes to have an equal good start of the season as last year. 'C'est tout le mal que je me souhaite.' lol

Josh
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:26 PM
A little ceremony now while Amélie is chatting and laughing with Nathalie. Nice trophy though.

arn
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:27 PM
I just came home, I only saw match point <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

But the score looks impressive!<br />Well done Justine <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Lapin
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:33 PM
Oh yes, and Congratulations Justine! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Elisse
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:33 PM
Congratulations Justine!

and Thanks for the scores, Josh!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:35 PM
well done Justine <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> congrats !!!!

carot
Dec 16th, 2001, 04:35 PM
YAY for Justine! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

cynicole
Dec 16th, 2001, 05:20 PM
Thanks Josh, for the scores. I wasn't able to see it (living where I am) but it is sure nice (and helpful) to read the detailed live scores you provided.

"The Battle of the Backhands" *sigh*

Congrats Juju!

Martian KC
Dec 16th, 2001, 07:35 PM
OMG! I would've loved to have seen this match!!! Both play such an exact game!!! Congrats to my Jujubear!!!!! <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

turt
Dec 16th, 2001, 11:21 PM
It seems like Juju has really improved her serve! Actually she has the same serve motion as Patrick Rafter <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> Does this mean she will be a great serve-and-volley player??? Hope so!

gorecki
Dec 17th, 2001, 03:40 AM
An improved serve will greatly help against the bigger girls i.e. Lindsay/Venus/Serena...

<center> Allez JuJu Allez!!!

<img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Sonja
Dec 17th, 2001, 04:57 PM
Tis after the fact now but Congratulations to Justine and thank you Josh for providing a great read!!

Glad to see Amelie got some match play from a top player (now go work your ass off Ame)!

Are there any photos anywhere??????

Justinator
Dec 18th, 2001, 01:09 PM
Justine played so great this weekend. The girl is still improving, especially that first set against Amélie. Great tennis! Definitely one of my favourite match-ups. Those two backhands against eachother. Awesome!

I also really enjoyed her first match agaist Nathalie. She said she was a bit nervous in the first set, cause she knew her home-crowd expected her to win and Nathalie played really well too but then the next two sets, she made less errors and finally managed to pass Nathalie at the net. Nathalie also didn't serve as well anymore as in the first set.

I saw a very good Justine who has become even faster than before and who has a better serve! It's still a bit inconsistant but as she said she still has three weeks to keep working on it and it will only get better. I also had the impression her volleys are more accurate than before.

BelgianGirl
Dec 18th, 2001, 02:30 PM
Congrats, Justine <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <br />She really seems ready to start the next season: she played a good match, I think and her serve seemed to have improved. She looked much fitter and rested than we have seen her since the USopen (but I guess it's quite normal she was tired after such a season with so many matches played!)

Good luck in 2002 Justine!! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">