Well done Belgium <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Jan 1st, 2002, 09:24 AM
The good thing about the hopman-cup is Kim can play 2 more matches to gain some rythm even if she lost.
I hope she realised time for champagne and party heads ( <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> )is over and she will play better in the next sessions
Jan 1st, 2002, 10:19 AM
Awful start of Kim for the new year <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
I hope the other matches will be better!!!
Jan 1st, 2002, 10:49 AM
No need to panick. Last year Kim also had a very tough first match of the new season. She beat Ai Sugiyama in the Hopman Cup 7-6 5-7 6-4 I think it was. She'll definitely be sharper next match. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
yeah, but her second match of the year was also a bad one last year (I think) Didn't she receive a baggle from habsudova?
Jan 1st, 2002, 01:02 PM
Congrats for us! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
Jan 1st, 2002, 01:46 PM
Jan 1st, 2002, 06:10 PM
Yes she did <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> , but she won that match 0-6 6-4 6-1 if I remember well.
Jan 2nd, 2002, 05:46 PM
Wow!! The States lost to Italy <img src="eek.gif" border="0">
Good for Belgium <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
With the loss of the US, Belgium has a good chance to become no.1 in their group if they beat France & US.<br />With Lleyton being ill now, they could have a shot at the Hopman Cup Title! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Jan 2nd, 2002, 06:29 PM
TAKE THE CUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
Jan 2nd, 2002, 07:45 PM
If they count the matches won when the score is equal, Belgium has to win against the USA to go to the finals, otherwise the USA and Belgium have both the same amount of matches won, but the USA would go through cos they have beaten Belgium and their sets lost will be probably higher.
But If Italy wins 3-0 against France, there are 3 countries with the same amount of points (when Belgium wins against France 3-0 and loses 1-2 against the USA) and the same amount of matches won. Or they look at games won or at sets won. This way it's a real toss-up
So the only way to be certain is to win against the USA. We gained a little bit with the loss of the USA against Italy but not much. (at least I thought we would have gained more)
Jan 2nd, 2002, 08:35 PM
The opponent in the final will most likely be Spain since Hewitt has the chicken pox and will probably withdraw or at least not play at his best.