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Martian KC
Jan 26th, 2002, 04:32 AM
On serve 1-1! Gooo Su-Wei!!!:bounce:

Martian KC
Jan 26th, 2002, 04:35 AM
Whew! Su-Wei holds 2-1! Maria to serve!:bounce: :bounce:

Martian KC
Jan 26th, 2002, 04:41 AM
Su-Wei breaks for 3-1!!!! Even without a winner in the game yet!;) Hold your serve now, SU-Wei!!!!!:bounce:

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 04:41 AM
That's a very tight match with a lot of UE compared to the number of winners : 0 / 5 for Su Wei and 2 / 11 for Maria.

Good :) . Su Wei breaks already to lead 3 /1 :bounce: :bounce: .

The netcams are not working for the junior matches :mad: :( .

Martian KC
Jan 26th, 2002, 04:47 AM
She has 2 winners now and is leading 4-1!!! Goooo Su-Wei!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 04:47 AM
Hi KC. Thanks for opening this thread :) .

This fifth game has been lasting hours.

Martian KC
Jan 26th, 2002, 04:49 AM
Hey Steve! Su-Wei is doing pretty good, but like Svet Maria is making too many unforced errors........:o:bounce:

Martian KC
Jan 26th, 2002, 04:54 AM
Maria breaks back!:sad: 3-4 Come on Su-Wei!!!

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 04:55 AM
That's already 4 break opportunities for Maria in the first set against only 1 for Su Wei.

Su Wei has been saving a lot of break points so far, but few opportunities for her. This is not a good omen :( .

Martian KC
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:00 AM
Su-Wei breaks back 5-3 and serving for the set!! Come on Su-Wei!!! Hold your serve!!!

Martian KC
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:01 AM
Maria broke back on love!:rolleyes: Come on Su-Wei!!!!!:bounce: :bounce:

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:04 AM
I think this is Su Wei on this pic :confused: .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:06 AM
This time, this is she :) . But the netcam view is not really great :( .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:08 AM
Getting closer :) . But difficult to centre the pics on Su Wei :( .

Martian KC
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:10 AM
Grrrrr!!! Su-Wei had 2 set points!:( 5-5 now!:sad:

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:10 AM
Here she is closer :) .

Martian KC
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:13 AM
Thanks Steve! I'm checking out the outer court cam too!;)

Su-Wei HOLDS! 6-5 at least it'll go to a tiebreak if she can't break next!:) Go Su-Wei!!! Break!!!!

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:16 AM
Maria seems to be in control on her serve.

The match stats are still very ugly : Winners /UE

Su Wei : 3 / 19
Maria : 9 / 24

Martian KC
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:18 AM
Tiebreak 3-2 Su-Wei! I'm sooo nervous!!! Come on Su-Wei!!!!

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:20 AM
Very tight tie-break.

Here is a pic where Su Wei shows her retrieval skills TBE mentioned yesterday ;) .

Martian KC
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:24 AM
Maria takes the first set 7-6(5)!!!:rolleyes: :rolleyes: Su-Wei wasted 2 set points!:mad::sad:

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:25 AM
Maria won the first set in the tie-break. All in all, she won 8 more points in the first set.

and KC is voiceless now ;) .

GOOOOO SU WEI :bounce: :bounce: .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:31 AM
I wonder how much time rest the players are allowed between the each set. Looks like it is more for junior players :confused: .

Rising Sun
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:34 AM
Su-Wei, after so many chances. :(

It just shows the fighting ability of Maria...

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:36 AM
Agree with you danker. But I know Su Wei will fight even harder now :) ;) . She has to cut on these UE.

Rising Sun
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:38 AM
I wonder if Su-Wei is feeling the effects of last night's long doubles match late at night?
Much to Papa Hsieh's disappointment, she may not have had an early night's sleep...

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:42 AM
Su Wei is extremely fit. In Pattaya, she had to play 3 women matches in a day. I know she also had to practice the same day.

She is thin but it is 100% muscles. And I think that her mind is extremely strong. So even when she has no more "muscle power", she manages to get some extra-energy.

And papa Hsieh is certainly supporting her from the stands and boosting her :) .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:45 AM
That's the Su Wei I know :) .

double break and 3-0 in the second set :bounce: :bounce: .

4 winners / 4 UE. So she is cutting down on these UE.

Maria is at 1 and 9, like in the first set.

So Su Wei has definitely changed her game :D .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:49 AM
00 - 40 on Su Wei serve:eek:
15 - 40
30 - 40
40 - 40
40 - Ad

And Maria breaks back :( .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:52 AM
Su Wei is increasing its UE : 4 winners for 7 UE :( .

She needs to keep focused now.

And she breaks back again. She is leading 4 -1 with a double break :) .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 05:56 AM
5 -1 now :D .

Su Wei is maintaining her winners / UE ratio (4 / 7) but Maria is doing far too many UE (3 / 17). Could be that she is forcing her game and trying too many winners.

Su Wei is not letting it go :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: .

KC, don't come back, you are jinxing Su Wei :p .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:00 AM
SU WEI wins the second set 6 / 2.

Maria had a few good winners on her previous game, but was unable to continue the streak.

Let's hope the momentum will still be on Su Wei's side in the 3rd set :D .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:05 AM
And the third set is starting nearly immediately. Do not understand the rest rules for junior :confused: .

Two first points : two UE. One of each player :( .

30 - 40 already a break opportunity for Su Wei on Maria's serve :)

Game Su Wei who breaks in the first game of the 3rd set. Just like in the 2nd set :bounce: :bounce: .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:08 AM
1 - 1

Su Wei got broken again :( .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:12 AM
2 - 1 for Maria who has had a few more winners (2) and has stopped the UE (5).

Su Wei has had too many UE (4), mostly in the last couple of games and no winner :( .

She should not hesitate to ask for a medical time out if she feels she needs to recompose herself !!!

Go Su Wei :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:17 AM
Maria breaks again with a winner (3 winners for 6 UE). Su Wei ratio is 1 / 6 :( .

The momentum has definitely shifted now in favour of Maria.

Keep focused Su Wei. And ask for a medical time out!!!

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:20 AM
00 - 40 on Maria's serve

two winners of Su Wei and one UE from Maria

15 - 40

Game Su Wei (one more UE from Maria).

Su Wei seems to be back in the game. Thanks to these two winners :D . Great fight from Su Wei to come back :D :cool: .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:28 AM
Su Wei to serve :

00 - 15
15 - 15
15 - 30
30 - 30
30 - 40
40 - 40

Quite a few UE from maria who is now at 11 UE

40 - Ad (Winner Maria)
40 - 40 (UE Maria)
Ad - 40 (UE Maria)
40 - 40 (Winner Maria)
40 - 40
40 - Ad (Winner Maria)
40 - 40 (UE Maria)
Ad - 40 (UE Maria)
40 - 40 (UE Su Wei)
Ad - 40 (Winner Su Wei)
Game Su Wei (UE Maria) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Great fight from Su Wei. Too many UE from Maria.

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:33 AM
3 - 3. Maria to serve. Exactly 2 hours of play now.

00 - 15 (Winner Su Wei)
00 - 30 (UE Maria)
15 - 30 (UE Su Wei)
30 - 30 (UE Su Wei) :(
40 - 30 (Winner Maria)
40 - 40 (UE Maria)
Ad - 40
Game Maria (Winner) leading now 4 - 3.

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:40 AM
Su Wei to serve :

15 - 00 W Su Wei
30 - 00 UE Maria
40 - 00 UE Maria
40 - 15 UE Su Wei
40 - 30 W Maria
40 - 40 :eek:
40 - Ad :eek: :eek: :eek:
40 - 40 UE Maria
40 - Ad UE Su Wei :(
Game Maria leading 5 - 3 and serving now for the match.

Su Wei had 3 opportunities to come back to 4 - 4 :( :( .

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:42 AM
15 - 00
30 - 00
40 - 00
Game set and match Maria. Congratulations to her. She had a great fight today and won the important points.

Too bad for Su Wei, but she had opportunities and missed them.

Martian KC
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:50 AM
She doesn't do too well in tight matches!!!!:mad: Poor Su-Wei!!! You had SOOO Many chances in this match!! Being up 4-1 in the first set and even had 2 set points at 5-4 in the first set!:(

Congrats to Maria!:)

Rising Sun
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:52 AM
Disappointing Su-Wei. :(
So many lost opportunities...

Well done Maria, she won the significant points.

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 26th, 2002, 08:37 AM
Had a feeling this would happen

Su-Wei coming up against a player who can not only run down balls but also hit winners as well.

Maria also came in on the short ball and put away balls.

Very tense but all credit to Maria.

What a star she is going to be.

bubble
Jan 26th, 2002, 10:51 AM
Very impressive win for Maria. She is only 14 and being a rookie , this is a great start.

So far of all the girls, I think she is the most promising and impressive of all.

the cat
Jan 26th, 2002, 06:38 PM
Congratulations Maria! She is a thoroughly deserving finalist. Good luck against Strycova.

I thought Sue-Wei great speed and great defense would have frustrated Maria the same way it did Svetlana.

I think playing a late doubles match the day before caught up to Sue-Wei today. Do you agree? Maria doesn't even play doubles. I guess she just wants to concentrate on singles.