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Today 12:41 PM
Territory
Re: Aussies in WTA events

Really promising stuff from Sam Especially going into the most RG ever...

Still hoping Ash can do the double double as Q... Kaman!
Today 12:04 PM
louloubelle
Re: Aussies in WTA events

^ Sam is pretty unreliable these days, but if she can replicate the FO form of last year with such an open, and apart from a select few, unheralded field.... who knows.


Dash with the 1st set over Ash, 6-4, after being 0-3.
Today 11:09 AM
ozboy1989
Re: Aussies in WTA events

Getting better the more matches she gets. Hope the draw is kind for her in Paris, with the way the field is turning out, a really good chance to go far!
Today 11:07 AM
louloubelle
Re: Aussies in WTA events

Good win by Sam. Some strong serving particularly in the 2nd when she missed a few opportunities to run away with it.
Great reflex volley to win the match too
Today 10:29 AM
binky-GOAT
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Originally Posted by Pete! View Post
Yeah agree, the Barthel match at AO was a good example of this... probably could have used the crowd more. I think she seem's a bit introverted though and her game is built more on calmness and fluidity, it's a tough one!
Yeah calmness is key for a player like her who has a large shot repertoire and attacking style.
But it is the little things in between points she can do. Maybe just say cmon after a winner from time to time.

The match against Dasha now will be a big contrast in this. Although I don't think Dasha will show much since they're friends.
Today 03:14 AM
Pete!
Re: Aussies in WTA events

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Originally Posted by binky-GOAT View Post
27 years since 3 Aussies in QF.



Yes. Although she isn't communicating with the crowd at all, she will need them on her side in big matches.

Not saying she needs to directly interact, but if she shows tiny positive emotion it will lift them greatly.
Yeah agree, the Barthel match at AO was a good example of this... probably could have used the crowd more. I think she seem's a bit introverted though and her game is built more on calmness and fluidity, it's a tough one!
Today 02:52 AM
louloubelle
Re: Aussies in WTA events

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27 years apparently

And it wasn't an obvious event either. Rachel McQuillan, Anne Minter and Kristin Godridge in Moscow in 1990.
Today 01:52 AM
ozboy1989
Re: Aussies in WTA events

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Sam in crazy good form... I watched her thrash Brengle. She was completely blowing her away.

Ash/Casey into dubs final

AAAANNNDDD... oh my god. We have three players in a WTA QF!

When the hell was the last time that happened? I actually can't recall it EVER happening. (But I'm sure it must have).

Sam v CSN will be interesting. And Dasha v Ash!

And here's a potential feat... If Ash wins dubs title and somehow wins singles title too, she'll have done a qualifier double double in one season... two singles/doubles title doubles with both singles wins coming as a qualifier. THAT would surely be a first Come on Ash!
27 years apparently
Today 01:30 AM
binky-GOAT 27 years since 3 Aussies in QF.

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Ashleigh looks so relaxed and happy to be on court no reason she can't push for the top 30 next year.
Yes. Although she isn't communicating with the crowd at all, she will need them on her side in big matches.

Not saying she needs to directly interact, but if she shows tiny positive emotion it will lift them greatly.
Today 12:46 AM
Pete!
Re: Aussies in WTA events

Ashleigh looks so relaxed and happy to be on court no reason she can't push for the top 30 next year.
Yesterday 02:21 PM
Territory
Re: Aussies in WTA events

Sam in crazy good form... I watched her thrash Brengle. She was completely blowing her away.

Ash/Casey into dubs final

AAAANNNDDD... oh my god. We have three players in a WTA QF!

When the hell was the last time that happened? I actually can't recall it EVER happening. (But I'm sure it must have).

Sam v CSN will be interesting. And Dasha v Ash!

And here's a potential feat... If Ash wins dubs title and somehow wins singles title too, she'll have done a qualifier double double in one season... two singles/doubles title doubles with both singles wins coming as a qualifier. THAT would surely be a first Come on Ash!
Yesterday 01:07 AM
Invisible Fan
Re: Aussies in WTA events

Ash and Dash's matches should be on tv on foxtel tonight (and at a reasonable hour)
May 22nd, 2017 03:39 AM
GeeTee
Re: Aussies in WTA events

I feel quite good atm.

Coupla girls fighting for the #1 ranking
Ash on the up
Coupla teens in the top 200

It will probably all come crashing down soon enough tho...
May 21st, 2017 02:18 AM
louloubelle
Re: Aussies in WTA events

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Kuz always so bitter with the handshake
Must be getting beat by those ex-Russians. Nastya didn't even get a handshake from her at Wimbledon a few years ago .
May 21st, 2017 01:00 AM
azbang
Re: Aussies in WTA events

Ash almost having one of her worst loses was down 4-6 1-4 vs Razzano
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