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ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 28th, 2010, 10:59 AM
Who will win the battle between the old guards?:lol:
The oldest match ever?:eek:

gorre
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:11 AM
great thread! :)

There's no way Kimi could win :)

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:22 AM
I am hoping Kimiko will win, at least in 3.

Mana
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:26 AM
Who will win the battle between the old guards?:lol:
The oldest match ever?:eek:

Kimiko played Jill Craybas in Auckland last year.

Reptilia
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:27 AM
Hopefully Kimiko. It would be great for her to get far in her home tournament

mondavjen
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:27 AM
Hard to say, but I feel Kimiko in three.

young_gunner913
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:31 AM
I think Fransexa in 2. Sadly I doubt Kimiko will be fresh enough, even winning 10 games in a row against Daniela, Kimiko looked like she was dead tired. We'll just have to see what happens. Really hope Kimiko could pull off a win though, she deserves at least a spot in the QF.

Carotastrophe
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:37 AM
kim in 3

mauresmofan
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Hoping for a Kimiko win and with home support maybe she can - I think Franny is just playing too well coupled with fatigue on Kimikos side sadly I think straight sets for Franny. Still in any case Go Kimiko!:bounce:

Daniel K
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:44 AM
I think Fransexa in 2. Sadly I doubt Kimiko will be fresh enough, even winning 10 games in a row against Daniela, Kimiko looked like she was dead tired. We'll just have to see what happens. Really hope Kimiko could pull off a win though, she deserves at least a spot in the QF.

Yeah agree with everything you said. Kimiko looked exhausted throughout the match. I really hope she can pull through but Fran will make her work and work.

*Jool*
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:46 AM
I think Fran will win , probably in 2, but I'd like Kimiko to win so much !

Pops Maellard
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:50 AM
Hopefully Fran.

Shaun:::
Sep 28th, 2010, 02:09 PM
Kimiko

samsam4087
Sep 28th, 2010, 02:35 PM
Kimiko in three.

tennis-insomniac
Sep 28th, 2010, 05:06 PM
hope for Kimiko all the way to title but Schiavone could be tricky with all those spins and slices would be tight three sets

Ferg
Sep 28th, 2010, 05:07 PM
Wish Kimiko was a bit more fresh.

stangtennis
Sep 28th, 2010, 05:10 PM
Who will win the battle between the old guards?:lol:
The oldest match ever?:eek:
Kimiko played Jill Craybas in Auckland last year.
Kimiko Date Krumm has played Jill Craybas twice since Auckland last year, first Osaka 2009 and then they played again at the Cincinnati 2010 qualifier, just a bit over a month ago, so that was an older matchup:
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/headtohead/kimiko-date-krumm_2255881_1860/0,,12781~1860~1419,00.html

Date Krumm, Kimiko (JPN) September 28, 1970 (40)
Craybas, Jill (USA) July 4, 1974 (36)

Direwolf
Sep 28th, 2010, 05:21 PM
Kim would be too fast even for Schiavone.

Betten
Sep 28th, 2010, 05:28 PM
Two lovely p layers, but Schiavone should takes this easily.

But then again, so did Sharapova and Hantuchova :help:.

*Jool*
Sep 28th, 2010, 05:34 PM
^^ sure. but Fran is a much better mover than Maria and Daniela and never gets tired .
I assume fitness will play a big part in the outcome of the match , and I got to give the edge to Francesca.
now I'm waiting fo Kimiko to prove me wrong :D

SymphonyX
Sep 28th, 2010, 05:51 PM
I think this is the road's end for Kimiko in Tokyo. Fransexa isn't like Sharapova or Hantuchova. Her game style will be suited for someone like Kimiko.

Besides, I think Kimiko's running out of gas already. Two three setters in a row for a 40 year old? I'd be surprised if she still wins a three setter here.

Eduardo Oliveira
Sep 28th, 2010, 07:46 PM
I hope Kimiko :woohoo:

DownInAHole
Sep 28th, 2010, 07:51 PM
I think that Francesca will win but I think that Kimiko has proven that you can't count her out. As others have pointed out Francesca is playing much better than Maria and Daniella so it will be very tough for Kimiko but she could win.

leviathane
Sep 28th, 2010, 07:56 PM
I hope kimiko :fiery:
but i think Francesca :tape:

Jean-Henri
Sep 28th, 2010, 08:56 PM
Being part of the small exclusive club that voted for fran in the overall Tokyo WWW, I of course believe that KDK doesn't stand a chance.

Inger67
Sep 28th, 2010, 09:03 PM
Hopefully Kimiko. It would be great for her to get far in her home tournament

I would think that this is pretty far for Kimiko IMO. I mean yes she is a top 50 player but I would not have expected her to beat Maria and even possibly Daniela.

Break My Rapture
Sep 28th, 2010, 09:08 PM
Please win Kimiko. :tears: PLEASE.

marc0026
Sep 28th, 2010, 09:17 PM
Francesca has quite a simlar to Sabatini and she used to handle her very well, I think she can deal very well with tricky players

alfonsojose
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:18 PM
Tranny will beta grandma in 2 sets

AnotherJoe
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:54 PM
I think this is the road's end for Kimiko in Tokyo. Fransexa isn't like Sharapova or Hantuchova. Her game style will be suited for someone like Kimiko.

Besides, I think Kimiko's running out of gas already. Two three setters in a row for a 40 year old? I'd be surprised if she still wins a three setter here.

Her last "three setter" was basically the same as a 6-2 6-4 win.

Still, if Kimiko does somehow manage to win today, I hope that someone will talk her out of playing doubles...

MH0861
Sep 28th, 2010, 11:57 PM
Sexavone will win 6-1 6-7 6-2 as per Kimiko's usual three set tired losses. She'll fight for a set and get blown out the other two.

kfh_9118
Sep 29th, 2010, 04:07 AM
whoever wins the first set, I think will win this match.
Hoping it will be KDK :)

spencercarlos
Sep 30th, 2010, 12:19 AM
Francesca has quite a simlar to Sabatini and she used to handle her very well, I think she can deal very well with tricky players
:rolleyes: You gotta be kidding me.
Francesca has her own stlye. I can´t even compare Francesca with Conchita.. they were quite different players.

Sabatini was an ALL COURT player, Schiavone, not so much.

And for the record, Sabatini beat Date 4 straight times, with bagels included. 1 defeat was in 1991 when she had an injury prior to the Usopen, and another just a couple of matches before her retirement after the lay off in 96, hardly amazing wins those two.

:wavey:

selesisqueen
Sep 30th, 2010, 01:31 AM
And for the record, Sabatini beat Date 4 straight times, with bagels included. 1 defeat was in 1991 when she had an injury prior to the Usopen, and another just a couple of matches before her retirement after the lay off in 96, hardly amazing wins those two.

:wavey:

Your Sabatini obsession is pathetic. :lol: It is even worse than my Seles obsession. Every little comment about her you seem to take as a person afront of sorts. And Date was a nobody in 1991 so for her to beat Sabatini at all in 1991 is amazing.

spencercarlos
Sep 30th, 2010, 02:14 AM
Your Sabatini obsession is pathetic. :lol: It is even worse than my Seles obsession. Every little comment about her you seem to take as a person afront of sorts. And Date was a nobody in 1991 so for her to beat Sabatini at all in 1991 is amazing.
Sabatini was injured, she even had to retire from the Canadian Open as well :rolleyes: but that maybe is too difficult for you to get.
That was in response to the poster who not only compared Sabatini´s game to Francesca, but also said that Date was able to "handle" her very well when it was the other way around (bagel sets explanation, 4X wins in a row, etc).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCy7Dpa2mxI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8er1B-JRpk
I guess we´ll have to celebrate Kimiko´s win over Seles at the YEC 96 as well :tape:.

:wavey:

Matt01
Sep 30th, 2010, 11:15 AM
And for the record, Sabatini beat Date 4 straight times, with bagels included. 1 defeat was in 1991 when she had an injury prior to the Usopen, and another just a couple of matches before her retirement after the lay off in 96, hardly amazing wins those two.

:wavey:


Oh, Spencer :lol:

selesisqueen
Sep 30th, 2010, 02:58 PM
Sabatini was injured, she even had to retire from the Canadian Open as well :rolleyes: but that maybe is too difficult for you to get.


If you step onto court you declare yourself fit to play. If you are too injured then dont play, otherwise stop whining.

Goldfrapp
Sep 30th, 2010, 05:40 PM
"I said to her at the end it was an honor to play her. I've followed her career and she's not just a great tennis player, she's a great person. To come back and show the people anything is possible is really inspiring. And today we were playing on the senior tour--we were 70 together!"
Francesca Schiavone, who defeated Kimiko Date Krumm in Tokyo today
:worship:

*Jool*
Sep 30th, 2010, 06:43 PM
Veteran Power :rocker: