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Vicky88
Aug 26th, 2003, 11:27 PM
Another win for the Oz gals. Was surprised at the score 7-5 6-0. Nicole must have ripped thru the second set, as it was 5 all in the first, went to clean my kitchen floor and by time I got back it was all over. Well done Nicole, next up is Silvia Farina-Elia, a match that I think is winnable.

louloubelle
Aug 27th, 2003, 12:24 AM
Nicoles back to her consistency of continously playing tough, high level tennis. Most of her losses now are very close and a comprehensive win like this shows she's in form.

I think Farina-Elia is playing well, so it's a big ask, but she's played enough tennis in the US to be prepared.

Vicky88
Aug 27th, 2003, 01:27 AM
Agree that it is a big ask, Farina-Elia would undoubtedly be the favourite so it Nicole doesn't win I wouldn't consider that she has missed an opportunity at all.

TS
Aug 27th, 2003, 02:19 AM
Nicole is in with a shot...Silvia is playing great tennis the last few months but is a little underdone this (US) summer. Hopefully Nic can take full advantage...although Silvia was pretty impressive in disposing of Salerni rather easily. Will be tough (but winnable!)

Very convincing win for Nicole....she certainly has picked her game, as I knew she would!

Anyway, let's go Nicole! Oh, and we can never have enough Nicole threads IMO :D

azza
Aug 27th, 2003, 03:07 AM
nicole beat silvia in AO hopoefully it will be a repeat of last time :yeah:

broncosven
Aug 27th, 2003, 06:04 AM
GO NICOLE!!

great win today

good luck against farina and do your best and australia proud !!!

AUSBOY
Aug 27th, 2003, 07:28 AM
Farina-Elia is playing a lot better now than at the start of the year where she was slumping. This will be a tougher meet than at the start of the year.

Nicole definitely has a chance, she's playing well. If she can get on top of Silvia early on in the match I give her a real chance as Farina can sometimes get negative/disheartened and lose the plot when down.

At the Australian Open after losing the first set which was a bit of a dogfight, Farina kinda caved in and gave up. Would love Nicole to get this win!!!

broncosven
Aug 28th, 2003, 08:36 PM
SHE WON!!!! :worship: :worship:

NICOLE BEAT FARINA ELIA!!
:bounce:

What a great result - next up sugiyama but spose if u can beat seeds then it doesnt matter which one?

GO AUSSIE GO!! :hearts:

Vicky88
Aug 29th, 2003, 12:06 AM
Well done Nicole. She has worked hard to get to this point and she deserves all the success she is achieving. Well done, who knows maybe she can pull out a win over Sugiyama R3. Think she has beaten Ai before so it's not impossible.

louloubelle
Aug 29th, 2003, 12:31 AM
Well done Nicole. She has worked hard to get to this point and she deserves all the success she is achieving. Well done, who knows maybe she can pull out a win over Sugiyama R3. Think she has beaten Ai before so it's not impossible.

Don't hold me to this, but I think they've played 4-5 times and Nicole has won everyone except one. I think the one she lost, Nicole retired with injury! Hopefully Alicia and Nic are pushing each other!

louloubelle
Aug 29th, 2003, 12:36 AM
Posted by tennisfool:

H2H: Nicole leads 4:1

2000-04-10 Amelia Island Clay R32 Nicole Pratt (AUS) 6-1 7-5
2000-11-06 Philadelphia Indoor Carpet R32 Nicole Pratt (AUS) 6-2 7-5
2001-07-30 San Diego Hardcourt R16 Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 6-3 4-1 ret
2002-02-25 Scottsdale Hardcourt R16 Nicole Pratt (AUS) 6-2 6-1
2002-09-16 Tokyo Hardcourt R16 Nicole Pratt (AUS) 6-3 4-6 6-3

ozfan44
Aug 29th, 2003, 01:29 AM
go nicole and please channel nine at least show some of this match or at least get out their and get some footage or an interview

AUSBOY
Aug 29th, 2003, 02:04 AM
Wow didn't know Pratt had such an impressive head to head against Ai Sugiyama, still saying that both players are in better form that last year and in previous meetings.

I reckon this one could go down to the wire!

Go Pratty!!! :D

azza
Aug 29th, 2003, 03:11 AM
:confused: channel 9 shows the usopen :confused:

i only wtahc it onb fox sports :p didnt no that channel 9 shows it :p

azza
Aug 29th, 2003, 05:09 AM
she was down 4-1 or 5-1 i think in the first set

:worship: Nicole Pratt :worship:

TS
Aug 29th, 2003, 05:36 AM
Well done Nicole :bounce: :D So far my bold assertions are proving to be half decent this week ;)

Next victim, Ai :angel:

azza
Aug 29th, 2003, 07:37 AM
:smash: Ai :smash:

Mattographer
Aug 29th, 2003, 11:38 AM
C'mon Nicole!! :D I want her to make it to R4!! :D

SpikeyAidanm
Aug 29th, 2003, 12:51 PM
Nicole, I'm impressed :)

Gowza
Aug 29th, 2003, 01:17 PM
c'mon nicole!

she usually plays well against Ai, so keep it up nicole!

aussiefan83
Aug 30th, 2003, 01:08 AM
good luck pratty :D

louloubelle
Sep 11th, 2003, 07:18 AM
Thought Id bump this one!

Nicole needs some nice words after her flogging this week and bagging elsewhere.

Hopefully she laughs it off. Even the legendary Martina Navratilova copped a double bagel and the young Martina Hingis twice and Monica Seles!

azza
Sep 11th, 2003, 09:34 AM
:)

Vicky88
Sep 11th, 2003, 06:01 PM
Very thoughtful of you to bump this louloubelle. Nicole needs to stay focussed on all the positives of this year, 4th round AO, 3rd round AO. What happened this week is just a hiccup and she is a fighter and will survive this.