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ex hopman
Jan 14th, 2004, 06:14 PM
Who do you think Ai should play doubles?

According to the past partners similarities:
*gotta have a good forehand
*gotta have a good baseline stroke
*must be Ai's good friends

I am sure no matter who she plays with, the pair will improve a lot together tho.

ex hopman
Jan 14th, 2004, 06:49 PM
Personally, I liked Ai played with Kim, and Meghann.
Also, for the purpose of "education", I want Ai to play other young Japanese players too!

She has played with Akiko and Saori a few times too.

PointBlank
Jan 14th, 2004, 09:36 PM
Asagoe or Morigami

crazillo
Jan 18th, 2004, 11:23 AM
maleeva

ex hopman
Jan 19th, 2004, 06:58 PM
maleeva
Maggie and Ai practiced at Melbourne together. They seem to be good friends.

TartarVicario
Feb 1st, 2004, 05:04 AM
Ai/Julie Halard are the best :)

setpoint
Feb 1st, 2004, 04:35 PM
Ai Sugiyama/Chanda Rubin would be an awesome doubles team

blerr
Feb 1st, 2004, 11:43 PM
She should play with Morigami......or Obata

ex hopman
Sep 11th, 2004, 05:21 PM
Now, who do you think Ai should play with?

Veritas
Sep 13th, 2004, 05:19 AM
For success, it should be Ai and Kim. For friendship and a good time on court, maybe Ai should pair up with another Japanese player, although I reckon it'll be best for Ai to have a doubles partner who has enough power to make up for what Ai lacks (ala Kim Clijsters or Elena Dementieva).

pcrtennis
Sep 13th, 2004, 08:25 PM
I want her to either play with a Clijsters-like player (Not Sharapova) or a Japanese player.

ex hopman
Sep 14th, 2004, 04:57 PM
Next three tournaments, Ai will play doubles with Alicia Molik!!

max88
Sep 20th, 2004, 04:22 AM
hey....myskina may be a good partner too....

ozfan44
Sep 24th, 2004, 09:01 AM
Molik

Katha-Ger
Oct 6th, 2004, 11:57 AM
Shaughnessy

Hantuchov
Oct 6th, 2004, 07:15 PM
Alyona :hearts: ;)

ex hopman
Oct 14th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Ai/Elena-D have a chance for the revenge against Paola/Vivi!! :)

Mr_Molik
Oct 14th, 2004, 11:29 PM
Molik ;)

Veritas
Oct 17th, 2004, 01:10 PM
Molik ;)

I like Alicia, but I don't think an Ai/Alicia pairing would work. Ai's been stood up too many times before. It's especially bad when Ai goes far in a doubles draw and her partner has to withdraw because of their singles commitments. Unless Alicia can balance her singles and doubles, I don't think she should play with Ai at all.

Babolatpro880
Oct 17th, 2004, 07:51 PM
I think Ai and Elena Dementieva are a very good team.

Veritas
Oct 18th, 2004, 09:59 AM
I think Ai and Elena Dementieva are a very good team.

I agree, though judging by their SF loss to Vivi/Paola at Moscow, Ai and Elena might need to jump a few steps more before they can hope to win bigger titles together.

ex hopman
Oct 18th, 2004, 04:26 PM
Ai will play 14 year-old Ayumi Morita (it seems like she belongs to the tennis club that Ai owns...) at All-Japan Tennis Championship which begins on Nov. 14.

Ai should play with her next year! :p

pcrtennis
Oct 18th, 2004, 07:32 PM
Ai is playing in the doubles or she is playing an exhibition....?

ex hopman
Oct 19th, 2004, 03:01 AM
Ai is playing in the doubles or she is playing an exhibition....?
in doubles with Ayumi!
how exciting!! :)
I might go check it out!

my days in tokyo are not so long now...

pcrtennis
Oct 19th, 2004, 03:09 AM
WOW! I hope they do well!!! That's exciting! Especially for Ayumi I'm sure!!!!

Nochi
Nov 13th, 2004, 10:27 AM
Asagoe or Tanasugarn !!!

Ellery
May 7th, 2005, 12:29 PM
Daniela Hantuchova!

Halardfan
May 9th, 2005, 09:12 AM
I cling to the forlorn hope that Julie HD will one day come back and play some doubles, and of course it would be great to see her with Ai again, they had a terrific year together. :)

ex hopman
May 13th, 2005, 07:30 AM
it seems like it's working with Dani now!! then, keep going with her!! :)

yeah, i think, after Kim, Ai was really great playing with Julie.
I remember Julie was originally a friend of Kimiko...and Ai joined their friendship...and everytime Ai visits Paris... she visits Julie... saw her pic with Julie's baby before.

Pengwin
May 15th, 2005, 09:30 PM
How about Li Na?

ex hopman
May 16th, 2005, 03:14 AM
How about Li Na?

That would be exciting and fun to watch for sure!!

chewy
Aug 5th, 2005, 10:52 PM
i would love to see Ai paired up with either lindsay davenport(but only if it won't affect her singles 2much) or with an excellent new player from china, Shuai peng :lick: her current partner daniela hantuchova's not bad also.

Boss monkey
Aug 5th, 2005, 11:52 PM
Kim Clijsters, you should not fix some thing that is not broken :p .

AyumiMorita
Aug 6th, 2005, 12:02 AM
Kim Clijsters, you should not fix some thing that is not broken :p .
i totally agree!

Veritas
Aug 6th, 2005, 02:14 AM
I stand by what I said before: maybe it's best for Ai if she found a Japanese to partner with in doubles. Ai's experienced and it'd be easier for her to communicate strategies in Japanese rather than English :)

The Pro
Aug 14th, 2005, 08:24 AM
She used to play well with Julie Halard too.

Why did Kim & Ai split?

Boss monkey
Aug 15th, 2005, 03:54 AM
She used to play well with Julie Halard too.

Why did Kim & Ai split?
When Kim was injured last year and had to take a few months off.

ex hopman
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:50 AM
seems like dani and ai have been playing well now!

yea, time for ai to teach some lessons to young japanese players!

Veritas
Aug 29th, 2005, 11:05 AM
She used to play well with Julie Halard too.

Why did Kim & Ai split?

Because prospects of a doubles and singles schedule is obviously too much for Clijsters to handle.

xieergai
May 7th, 2007, 01:50 PM
oh,I think Hantuchova is best!

volero
Jun 14th, 2007, 12:13 AM
Ayumi Morita

pcrtennis
Jun 14th, 2007, 12:28 AM
I like Srebotnik at the moment.

AJZ.
Jul 18th, 2007, 06:13 PM
Srebotnik & Sugiyama seems to be working... Two slam finals in two slams :)

Goai
Jul 19th, 2007, 06:40 AM
They work well together. It's been so long since she found a good fit. I remember all parterships with Huber, Myskina then Dementieva and then all that Hanchoke-ova stuff. I really liked her with Asagoe though! And Huber was okay, although it was a case of opposite tennis personalities.

But I'm a little worried about the Olympics. Morita... hmmm

AJZ.
Jul 19th, 2007, 05:08 PM
We'll see when it comes :shrug: Maybe Ayumi will evolve between now and Beijing 2008.
They do work well together... Dementieva let her down in a few matches, and Myskina was an okay partner, and Huber was good too. I agree about the opposite personalities thing :lol: Hantuchova and her were good, but they choked so so much. Zurich Final anyone??

I think her and Srebotnik will be very, very dominant. I can't wait for Stanford :armed: :D

IanRadi
Feb 20th, 2008, 08:20 PM
This thread is old but I always wanted to watch Sugi playing doubles with Paola Suarez. From that list, I choose Meghann and Mary :)

gardengnome3
Sep 6th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Kata!

Ellery
Sep 7th, 2008, 04:05 PM
Kata obviously. :p

gardengnome3
Sep 16th, 2008, 12:46 AM
Kata obviously. :p


I second that! :lol:

Christinawww
Oct 13th, 2008, 02:00 PM
both Petrova and Srebotnik seem to mention that they'll play together next year: http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=2703
Does anybody know why it won't be Srebotnik and Ai?

gardengnome3
Oct 18th, 2008, 09:15 PM
both Petrova and Srebotnik seem to mention that they'll play together next year: http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=2703
Does anybody know why it won't be Srebotnik and Ai?

I'm afraid it means goodbye Ai...:(:confused::sad::help:

Ellery
Oct 19th, 2008, 01:25 PM
Well, I mean, 2009 could well be Ai's last year, right? So I could understand her not having a permanent partner :sad:

ex hopman
Oct 21st, 2008, 04:44 AM
Ai will play with Daniella again next year.

pcrtennis
Oct 22nd, 2008, 03:28 AM
Seriously? That's weird...but they obviously stayed close. Hope they do well!

Sund7101
Nov 14th, 2008, 03:36 PM
How about Ai and Date-Krumm next year?

hellas719
Nov 14th, 2008, 09:27 PM
how about eleni daniilidou? she needs to get rid of jasmine woehr, and get a good doubles partner.

JeLeNaJfAn
Nov 29th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Jie Zheng :d

bendoyle
Dec 5th, 2008, 11:30 AM
YJ Chan

crazillo
Dec 29th, 2008, 05:12 PM
With Hantuchova?? That's weird!

Tim_Danielafan6
Jan 27th, 2009, 10:20 AM
Well They're In The Doubles Semi's!!!! I Love Hantuyama

Michael.
Aug 4th, 2009, 09:24 AM
my dream pair is either ai and jie , or ai and rika fujiwara to play again they did well .