I saw all 4 matches and I think Ferguson was undoubtedly the best of the lot. I think experience was all that she lacked in the second set. After the match she looked very dissappointed, she later watched Schett play. If they give Welford another WC next year :mad: the girl didn't even look dissappointed after she lost she was all smiles as looked the same as she did last year form wise. Kriz well I only saw a bit of this match, but she was just outclassed but did try hard and came into the net. As for Horiotopoulus well Torrens Valero played very well, Horiotopoulus hit some good ground strokes and tried to mix it up and come into the net but Torrens Valero was just to good. Apart from Ferguson, I think one thing the other 3 could really work on is there fitness.
Jan 2nd, 2004, 10:58 AM
Great to see Sophie wasn't outclassed
Jan 2nd, 2004, 11:10 AM
Great to see Sophie wasn't outclassed
No she definately wasn't. She looked a lot more powerful than last year. In the first set I think she was a bit nervous. But settled down in the second set and played better and went for her shots more. It was on serve till 4-4 and it was a long deuce game in the one she got broken, she saved a couple of break points but in the end it was just the build up of pressure that told. It will be interesting to see how she is in 12 months time if she embarks on a schedule of challenger events to gain experience.
Jan 2nd, 2004, 11:12 AM
Kriz is she still fat.. sorry..
Jan 2nd, 2004, 11:20 AM
top post edited :D
Jan 2nd, 2004, 11:45 AM
Not suprised to see Antonella beat Nicole... obviously, we know that Antonella played crap lately but I expected she won the match today which she did it.
Jan 3rd, 2004, 02:55 AM
HELP HELP HELP !!!
My name is Acquistapace Gabriele and I'm from Italy. I've discovered that there is a young player with 1 WTA point and she is called Acquistapace Bianca.
I don't know her and so I would like to have some news or photos about her, because maybe her family come from my places Valtellina or Lake of Como in Italy.
Is there anyone that knows who this girl is ?
Jan 3rd, 2004, 06:50 AM
updated, Evie :help: :o
Jan 3rd, 2004, 06:59 AM
Jan 3rd, 2004, 07:21 AM
Wow the girls draws suck!!
hopefully one can win atleast
and evie . . well . . lets wave bye as ranking drops even further
Jan 3rd, 2004, 12:42 PM
Yeah the draw is very tough for all the girls. At least it will be a GREAT experience for the young ones- especially Casey. Will Serna be the highest ranked girl she's played in singles?? Well I guess we can always HOPE for an upset somewhere!
Well Happy New Year Everyone. And I hope you all had a great Chrissie! :wavey:
PS (nice signature Spikey- must have taken awhile to write!!)
Jan 4th, 2004, 09:45 AM
Alicia was rusty but did well to win! She said she was 'scratchy' and admitted she had spent little time on court lately having to instead rest her foot. She said it was not an ideal preperation. I'm sure she will get enough time on court here and at Sydney to be playing well at the Oz Open.
As for Dellacqua- didn't see the match but seems a respectable score, Magui was always going to be a hard opponent for Casey.
Well there is NO pressure for Sam to perform now is there!! I hope she can play a great match. (fingers crossed)
Jan 4th, 2004, 10:48 AM
Sam and Pratt will win and give me 23+13 = 36 PAW pts, I wish :angel: :)
Jan 5th, 2004, 01:26 AM
Jan 5th, 2004, 05:40 AM
Stosur Def Shauggnessy 7-6, 6-3
Jan 5th, 2004, 05:43 AM
just beat me to it
GO SAMMY!!! YAH!!
finally a good win . . what good AMAZING WIN !!! after a disastorous challenger series
her form is retified and a fabulous result for her
CONGRATS SAM U DO US PROUD
Jan 5th, 2004, 08:09 AM
How many points is that :eek:? including quality points = :drool:
Jan 5th, 2004, 08:30 AM
Awesome win Sammy, finally breakign the drought, what a career she has in front of her :kiss: :D
Jan 5th, 2004, 10:14 AM
Spikey you forgot to put the score :o :scared:
Jan 5th, 2004, 10:34 AM
:scared: omg me = :retard:
Jan 5th, 2004, 01:16 PM
hope nicky can join sam in 2nd round and keep her ranking around the same sam has a greta chance for quaters here
Jan 5th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Good win . . kinda covers her ass if she cannot repeat her aussie open performance . . although hopefully she can
Good luck in 2nd round Sam
Com on NIcole you can do the same
Jan 5th, 2004, 10:52 PM
Go Pratt, me want mor epaw pts and aussie happiness lol :p
Jan 6th, 2004, 05:28 AM
Go Pratty and keep your form going Sammy :D
Jan 6th, 2004, 05:40 AM
Go Nicole rock on :rocker: :lol:
Jan 6th, 2004, 05:42 AM
i wonder wat da score is :scared: :o
Jan 6th, 2004, 06:01 AM
Well done Pratty :)
Jan 6th, 2004, 06:05 AM
im too :speakles: :speakles: to update my first post :o :o :speakles: :banana:
Jan 6th, 2004, 06:30 AM
R1: Def Lina Krasnoroutskaya 6-7(6) 6-1 7-5 :speakles:
Jan 6th, 2004, 06:31 AM
:banana: :banana: lots of PAW points for me
Thats a nice surprise to get home to!
Jan 6th, 2004, 06:36 AM
lol me2, im first now :)
Jan 6th, 2004, 07:21 AM
Aweome Nicole Awesome
Great win and hopefully a great start to a great season
GO AUSSIE GO!!!
Jan 6th, 2004, 07:42 AM
Big win for Nicole!!!!!!!
Much better than Stosurs win. Shaughnessy's been in a slump losing in the 1st round in 5 of her last 6 tournaments where as Lina K been playing well.
Looks like Nicole has started the year in top form, just like last year playing like a top 25 player!
Jan 6th, 2004, 07:49 AM
Lina K hasn't won two consecutive matches since Toronto tho :p
Jan 6th, 2004, 11:26 AM
updated pratty :)
Jan 6th, 2004, 09:59 PM
1st round Doubles - WC- Samantha Stosur (AUS) / Christina Wheeler (AUS) def. Tina Krizan (SLO) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) 7-5 6-1
Sam/Christina now play Pratt/Loit so we have at least 1 guaranteed Semi-Finalist in Doubles!
Jan 7th, 2004, 03:49 AM
Sam and Christina :eek: :drool:
Jan 7th, 2004, 08:01 PM
2nd Round QLD
Sam beat Sprem
Petrova beat Pratt
Good that Sam won but shame the Nicole lost to a much higher ranked opponent and #2 seed