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eck
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:07 PM
:cheer:

First into 2nd round!

Kimiko was getting tight towards the end though. :unsure:
Tons of breaks in the second set.

Most likely Venus next. :unsure:

young_gunner913
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:07 PM
Kimiko first woman into R2!!! COME ON KIMIKO!! :rocker2: First set was 17 minutes. :spit:

Svetlana)))
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:08 PM
Lawd. O'Brien is so abysmal. She should just retire and become a florist or something. The AELTC needs to STOP handing out the wildcards like free lunch to scrubs like O'Brien because it is such a horrific display for British tennis. I say the media needs to come down on the useless and irrelevant Brits on a grander scale this year :wavey:

Landon92
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:08 PM
Congrats, very well done.
She will be a tough opponent for five-time champion.

Kworb
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:08 PM
Yay! :bounce: Only the second time she survives the first round in her second career.

Shaun:::
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:08 PM
im so happy Kimiko didnt choke in the last few games:cheer:
good luck against Venus:kiss:

Mistress of Evil
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:09 PM
great for Kimiko :cheer: scoring some nice wins b4 retirement :awww:

TS
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Kimiko :yeah:

Never makes it easy for herself but she got the job done in the end.

Lost first round here last year, so this is good for her.

nevetssllim
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Kimiko. :) Glad the Grand Slam gods were kind to her.

Gilas.
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Hnading out byes like this isn't exactly the best way to promote British tennis.
Kimiko :cheer:

SVK
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:10 PM
DidnŽt see this thunderous first set (17 minutes with break) but the second was competetive, however OŽBrien wasted every single chance she had (twice 30-0 on serve I believe)...at least some sign of fight from 3-5 and MP.

Marionated
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:10 PM
Well at least the second set was competitive after the pitiful 1st set.

Kimiko :yeah:

grandslamer
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:11 PM
Lawd. O'Brien is so abysmal. She should just retire and become a florist or something. The AELTC needs to STOP handing out the wildcards like free lunch to scrubs like O'Brien because it is such a horrific display for British tennis. I say the media needs to come down on the useless and irrelevant Brits on a grander scale this year :wavey:

:worship:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:11 PM
Kimiko :cheer:
Good luck against Vee. Hopefully can get more than 5 games.;)

Keadz
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:11 PM
Nice first set, like 5 points lost?

Tight in the second, but happy with the perfomance overall.

:) hopefullyshe gets to put on a show on centre court next round.

earthcrystal
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:11 PM
This was a Bye for Kimiko. Nice start in any case.

Not sure how Katie merits a WC year after year. It's really just charity, isn't it?

FORZA SARITA
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:11 PM
the first set was so fast :spit: less than 15 mins :o

Mikey.
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:12 PM
:cheer:

Libertango
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:12 PM
What a great first winner! :bounce:

martin white
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:13 PM
Kimiko:woohoo:She had a match point at 5-3, so glad she closed it out 7-5:)......next Venus:D

Sean.
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:13 PM
Woo! British Tennis. :bigclap:

Phil=)
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:21 PM
Nice Kimiko :)
Didn't realise how useless O'Brien became

TennisGrandSlam
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:27 PM
Congra.

Andy.
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:27 PM
So so happy for Kimiko. Hope they put her and Vee on Centre Court.

TS
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:28 PM
So they give a wildcard to Brits ranked inside the top 250 automatically? They really need to look into that because someone like Katie has been given chances year after year, and she doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

Marlene
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:30 PM
:banana:

Tipp
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:33 PM
And the annual Great British Wipeout begins anew.

BartoliBabes
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:36 PM
O'Brien should just retire. that was woeful.

WD Kimiko

Fantasy Hero
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:40 PM
well done Kimiko :yeah: i hope she can put a good fight against Venus :awww:

18majors
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:41 PM
What a performance by Date.

Shinjiro
Jun 20th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Kimiko :yeah:
Do your best against Venus!

MBM
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:07 PM
Solid in the first set, made a few errors in the second but she was always going to beat Katie

Beat
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:16 PM
KDK :inlove: good luck in rd 2.

DevilishAttitude
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:17 PM
O'Brien was atrocious in that 1st set! Was it 5 points she won overall? It was embarrasingly one-sided.

Kimiko to her credit played very well at 1st, and her flat ground-strokes combined with good volleying meant O'Brien was consistently off the pace and making wild errors.

Her form dipped though in the 2nd set, and O'Brien managed to improve somewhat. Date got noticeably tight and dumped quite a few FH in the net and it looked as if O'Brien might be able to sneak the 2nd set once Date got broke at 5*-4. But Kimiko played a good game at 5-5 and it was NID after that.

Drimal
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:32 PM
Never in doubt. Well done Kimiko :dance:

Viennalover
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:10 PM
Finally, OK draw for Kimiko.
(I won't say lucky draw, having Venus on 2R)

I hope the next match's gonna held in the center court. :bounce:
If so, it's so heart warming, since it's from 96 SF with Graff.

Joe.
Jun 20th, 2011, 04:12 PM
Katie. :hug: No one expected a win so these rude and disrespectful comments are not needed. She's a good tennis player- been top 100, she's in very bad form at the moment and it's a shame she was in this dip of form when Wimbledon came around. She's a fighter and showed this in previous matches at Wimbledon and IMO her performance against Bondarenko last year secured her WC this year.

Hurley
Jun 20th, 2011, 04:55 PM
She's a good tennis player

No need to read any further after a crazy comment like that.

*Jool*
Jun 20th, 2011, 05:03 PM
phew ...was it really necessary to have it that tight in the end ? :unsure:

Venus :scared:

well done on the win, though, Kimiko ! :worship: fastest/first player to win a match of this year's edition, feels good for former semifinalist here :yeah:
and good luck to give Venus a bit of a fight next round !! :cheer:

*Jool*
Jun 20th, 2011, 05:06 PM
O'Brien was atrocious in that 1st set! Was it 5 points she won overall? It was embarrasingly one-sided.

Kimiko to her credit played very well at 1st, and her flat ground-strokes combined with good volleying meant O'Brien was consistently off the pace and making wild errors.

Her form dipped though in the 2nd set, and O'Brien managed to improve somewhat. Date got noticeably tight and dumped quite a few FH in the net and it looked as if O'Brien might be able to sneak the 2nd set once Date got broke at 5*-4. But Kimiko played a good game at 5-5 and it was NID after that.
I think I checked the stats at 5-0 and she 'already' had like 11 points IIRC .. still, it went really fast :lol: 17 minutes , I checked the score , some other matches were going 1-0 and Kimiko already had delivered the bagel

Monica_Rules
Jun 20th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Bad play from Katie.

Hope she doesn't retire, she's so much better than this. Needs to gain confidence back on the challenger tour

MaruSharapova
Jun 20th, 2011, 05:33 PM
Kimiko! :kiss: great job
Next round Venus, tough luck with your draw, really :sad:

Ferg
Jun 20th, 2011, 05:39 PM
:cheer:

samsam4087
Jun 20th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Well done Kimiko

SVK
Jun 20th, 2011, 05:50 PM
Highlight of the match was definitely the hawk eye in second set when Date challenged and her own shot called out and it was probably 10cm before the line:spit:

Viennalover
Jun 20th, 2011, 06:07 PM
Highlight of the match was definitely the hawk eye in second set when Date challenged and her own shot called out and it was probably 10cm before the line:spit:

This. :lol:

I'm sorry for that old man, but it was clearly in.
Also there were few more wrong calls supporting Katie
but it's her country and afterall Kimiko won.

Joe.
Jun 20th, 2011, 06:56 PM
No need to read any further after a crazy comment like that.

After reaching 84 in the world rankings and accumulating just under $500,000 in prize money over a span of under 7 years, she's hardly had a bad career. I'm guessing this is the only match of hers which you have watched and therefore have no right to say she's a rubbish tennis player- after all she's professional and achieved a lot more than most players.

DevilishAttitude
Jun 20th, 2011, 07:27 PM
I think I checked the stats at 5-0 and she 'already' had like 11 points IIRC .. still, it went really fast :lol: 17 minutes , I checked the score , some other matches were going 1-0 and Kimiko already had delivered the bagel

According to the stats on the website she won 6 points overall, 4 points on serve, 2 on return. :tape:

TBH O'Brien has done well to reach Top 100 with an ordinary game. Apart from the occasional good FH, she doesn't have much weaponary, and is not the greatest athlete out there by any imagination. It was apparent quite early on in her career (I remember her throwing a match away against Garbin at Wimbledon in 2006) that she was probably gonna fall into the traditional Brit career of challenger events with the British grass season. At least O'Brien can say she reached Top 100 and won a couple of slam matches, something many Brits on her skill level haven't. Having said that, and after hearing she is not enjoying tennis, retirement is nearing if the results stay the same.

cn ireland
Jun 20th, 2011, 09:27 PM
Well done Kimiko:yeah:

Sund7101
Jun 20th, 2011, 10:14 PM
Nice to see another win at a slam for Kimiko!

hankqq
Jun 20th, 2011, 11:55 PM
Alright Kimiko :bounce: That bagel! :spit: looking forward to her match with Venus :D

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 21st, 2011, 12:32 AM
It's good to see Kimiko scalp another MD win this year :yeah: . Vee will be tough, but hopefully she'll put up a good fight :D

Katie O :hug:

KarlyM*
Jun 21st, 2011, 09:45 AM
Good job Kimiko! :bounce: