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Forum: General Messages   Jun 14th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 25,702
Posted By Jakarta
Re: Friendliest/Least friendly players?

From my interactions:

Davenport: Friendly, but I think basically quite shy, so can appear aloof or curt.

Ivanovic: Met her 5 years apart, and had that same bubbly quality. But you can feel she...
Forum: General Messages   Jun 20th, 2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By Jakarta
Re: Could have, should have won Wimbledon?

A bit of local pride ... I think Yayuk, on grass, was a top tenner, or at least one of the top 15 women of her time on grass (that would also include Tauziat, Schultz McCarthy, McGrath)
Forum: General Messages   Jun 20th, 2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By Jakarta
Re: Could have, should have won Wimbledon?

Barker should have taken out Stove in that semifinal, she has joked about Billie Jean King telling her in the locker room that it was for hers to win, and that was what jinxed her. I think she lost...
Forum: General Messages   Jun 20th, 2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By Jakarta
Re: Could have, should have won Wimbledon?

Regarding the Navratilova quote about Sabatini, maybe she meant if somehow Gaby was able to recapture the form of 1990-1991, when she was playing confidently enough to hold a winning record against...
Forum: General Messages   Jun 20th, 2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By Jakarta
Could have, should have won Wimbledon?

Opportunities lost: The would-be Wimbledon champs
Bruce Emond, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sun,...
Forum: General Messages   Jun 20th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,693
Posted By Jakarta
Re: What's really happened to women's tennis (The Guardian-Long Article)

Bud Collins (Budd, as written in the article, is wrong) seems to be getting his facts wrong regarding the Rosie Casals thing. I've seen a photo of the incident; her standing discussing it with the...
Forum: General Messages   Jun 18th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,250
Posted By Jakarta
Re: Article - A look at the best players never to win Wimbledon

I've written a similar article on the greats who should have won Wimbledon, out in our Sunday edition, from the past 40

My picks, men and women:

1. Ken Rosewall: Stylish, he should have...
Forum: General Messages   Dec 3rd, 2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,775
Posted By Jakarta
"There is no sportsmanship with the girls today" Yayuk Basuki

A new profile of Yayuk Basuki on her return to tennis, from the WEEKENDER magazine of The Jakarta Post newspaper, Jakarta Indonesia.

Yayuk Basuki: Back on Court
The Jakarta Post -- WEEKENDER |...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 16th, 2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Jakarta
Yayuk Basuki's comeback

Here is an article from today's Jakarta Post which touches on why Yayuk came back, and support from her husband. A longer profile will appear later this month in the daily's WEEKENDER magazine.
Forum: General Messages   Nov 9th, 2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,991
Posted By Jakarta
Re: The Best Tennis Incidents Hall of Fame

Neither am I, but she sure had her say. They had put up with a lot from the crowd, and I guess Peer's classless antics were a bit too much. Peer's reaction was funny though -- she put one hand on her...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 9th, 2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,991
Posted By Jakarta
Re: The Best Tennis Incidents Hall of Fame

It's not on Youtube anymore unfortunately, but there used to be the end of Sharapova's match against Peer
in the Fed Cup, the day after she had dealt with the Israeli crowd against Obziler (and Peer...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 29th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 15,825
Posted By Jakarta
Re: Carlos Rodriguez frank views on the WTA Tour (Henin's coach)

I think we're misunderstanding what he meant by "charisma". He's not talking about personalities of
the players, but the little extra that they bring to the game. So they have the ability to change...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 24th, 2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,364
Posted By Jakarta
Re: Who are the MOST talented female players of all time?

I tend to agree with the poster who said talent and achievement are two different things. Talent takes you so far, and then it takes the hard work and mental smarts to see you through to the top. Of...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 16th, 2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By Jakarta
Retirement not looming for Jill Craybas

There was a thread a day or two ago about whether Jill would/should retire. Here is a story from last week's Bali tournament, where Jill says she's still enjoying the game.

Age shall not weary...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 14th, 2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,652
Posted By Jakarta
Re: PBALI FINAL: Patty Schnyder def Tamira Paszek 6-3 6-0

Schnyder sweeps Bali crown

Bruce Emond
The Jakarta Post/Nusa Dua, Bali

Resurgent Swiss 2nd seed Patty Schnyder gave a master class in finesse
tennis on Sunday to end the charmed run of...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 14th, 2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Jakarta
Re: Will Jill retire if... ?

Jill mentioned in here, says she is still learning, still enjoying it. So staying put!

Tennis players find balance to keep competing
Bruce Emond , The Jakarta Post , Nusa Dua, Bali | Fri,...
Forum: General Messages   Jun 11th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,246
Posted By Jakarta
Re: Muslim Sania

It's a headscarf, not a veil (which would be covering the face).

Yayuk Basuki, and several other Indonesian players, are all Muslim, but it's not an issue. And we have a regional champion extreme...
Forum: General Messages   May 19th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,260
Posted By Jakarta
Re: From a purely business standpoint, WTA is probably better off without Henin.

[QUOTE=OrdinaryfoolisNJ;13185850]How ironic that a non-beauty was responsible for founding the WTA (Billie Jean King).

That's true, but Billie Jean King, from many accounts, realized the...
Forum: General Messages   Apr 19th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,572
Posted By Jakarta
Forum: General Messages   Apr 9th, 2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,193
Posted By Jakarta
Re: Best point of the millenium?

Unfortunately can't watch anymore YouTube points as our government has blocked it because of the movie Fitnah.

But for me, for sheer drama, that desperation feeling of just getting the ball back...
Forum: General Messages   Mar 29th, 2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,944
Posted By Jakarta
Re: Have you ever hit with a player and where ? :)

When I was about 14, and we had just moved to Ridgewood in New Jersey, I wanted to play tennis again. I had played like two tournaments in the UK. Anyway, we showed up at Fair Lawn Tennis Club, if...
Forum: General Messages   Feb 17th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By Jakarta
Re: Israelian Crowd + Mariana Alvez = Helpless Maria

But I think the YouTube clip of Maria and Shahar shaking hands at the end of their match the next day is even better! She really put her in her place -- Shahar does that double take thing, like did...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 17th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,103
Posted By Jakarta
Re: How does Camille Pin challenge the top players so much ?

She's fast, got great anticipation, has the smarts and has a different style that few of the players now so used to slugging it out from the baseline are used to facing these days. In a way, she is...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 15th, 2008, 02:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Jakarta
Novan Does His Sharapova Impression

Pretty funnny! I didn't think he would do it -- because of all the potential for people to wag their fingers and tut-tutt, "no making fun of Maria here..." -- but he did a spot-on impression at the...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 6th, 2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,928
Posted By Jakarta
Re: Li Na's tattoo

You mean a rose bush?

Waah haaah wakkka kakaka
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