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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 03:26 PM   #1336
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Great call for picking Sam to win in two tight sets on the general forum Stromatolite....! I was sadly not as optimistic as you were
Well I wasn't quite as confident as I might have sounded, but I did think Sam would like this match-up a lot better.
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #1337
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Good day at the office for Sam: into the QF in both singles and doubles

Raysur made heavy work of it though, got broken a whole bunch of times and scored 2 points less than their opponents, but somehow they came up with the goods at the end of the super TB
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Good day at the office for Sam: into the QF in both singles and doubles

Raysur made heavy work of it though, got broken a whole bunch of times and scored 2 points less than their opponents, but somehow they came up with the goods at the end of the super TB
The very first victory of the year was very long to come. Now Sam wins 2 matches per day. If She can keep some routine of this, I think it's allright.
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 07:00 PM   #1339
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^2 a day, sounds good to me

Sam and Maria first up tomorrow on Centre Court, 15.30 local time. Go Sammy!
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #1340
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Good day at the office for Sam: into the QF in both singles and doubles

Raysur made heavy work of it though, got broken a whole bunch of times and scored 2 points less than their opponents, but somehow they came up with the goods at the end of the super TB
Yeah some woeful serving from the pair of them! Though the DF came from Lisa at 6-5 in the tie break - Sam served for match to end the tie break so there, she has finally served for and finished a match....its doubles but I will take it Abit rough to play the first match despite finishing last today - but given the start time is 3.30 pm should be too bad for Sam.
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Old Feb 14th, 2013, 07:58 PM   #1341
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The very first victory of the year was very long to come. Now Sam wins 2 matches per day. If She can keep some routine of this, I think it's allright.
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 12:05 AM   #1342
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Woohoo. Winning four matches here could do her wonders. Hope she's consistently winning matches in the lead up to the claycourt season.

Masha served 9 DFs last night (). And it was as windy as hell in Tokyo when they played there. It's probably delusional but I think Sam is going to win.
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I took the advice of having a nap and woke up at 6am missing the whole match but enjoyed the result...oh and of course the entertaining blow by blow analysis of the match from you all

Now I have the chance to watch today's match and am worried that I am a jinx. I missed both doha matches and she won but have watched all other matches this year and well...
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Woohoo. Winning four matches here could do her wonders. Hope she's consistently winning matches in the lead up to the claycourt season.

Masha served 9 DFs last night (). And it was as windy as hell in Tokyo when they played there. It's probably delusional but I think Sam is going to win.
I made the same prediction on the WWW thread and it cost me a ribbing from my old buddy Craig (really great guy, wish there was some way we could entice him to drop Masha for Sam).

Still, I genuinely think she's got a good chance. Her second set yesterday was probably the best she's played since her USO QF against Vika. If she can bring that form against a somewhat wobbly Maria I even think she would be slight favorite.
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 07:14 AM   #1345
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I hate Sam Maria matches but I always want Sam to win slightly more cause of H2H and most of the time she generally needs the win more.

So I hope Maria is the one to chuck in a few DFs tonight and Sam can play some of the great points she produced against Sveta. It's no longer quite the impossible task for Sam to beat Maria as it once seemed but its still extremely tough.
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I hate Sam Maria matches but I always want Sam to win slightly more cause of H2H and most of the time she generally needs the win more..
It's probably best to think that the winner gets the ranking points and money, and the loser gets to avoid the monstrous task of Serena in the next round, so really everybody wins tonight

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Now I have the chance to watch today's match and am worried that I am a jinx. I missed both doha matches and she won but have watched all other matches this year and well...
No no no. The one and only true and correct Sam-jinx is, er, American Dream's sleeping patterns ... or something to do with Towanda getting angry ... or Huntress asking politely or ... um ...

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Still, I genuinely think she's got a good chance. Her second set yesterday was probably the best she's played since her USO QF against Vika. If she can bring that form against a somewhat wobbly Maria I even think she would be slight favorite.
We'll just have to wait and see which Sam and which Maria comes out. Hopefully it will be hot-mess-in-the-wind-DFPova vs. WarriorSam
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I made the same prediction on the WWW thread and it cost me a ribbing from my old buddy Craig (really great guy, wish there was some way we could entice him to drop Masha for Sam).

Still, I genuinely think she's got a good chance. Her second set yesterday was probably the best she's played since her USO QF against Vika. If she can bring that form against a somewhat wobbly Maria I even think she would be slight favorite.
Yeah - I caught the second half of the match yesterday when I got home and she looked more and more like (good) vintage Sam It definitely won't surprise me if she gives Maria a run for her money - I am somewhat encouraged by the number of double faults that Maria was hitting yesterday. We could do without a GOAT serving Maria today. Go Sam!
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No no no. The one and only true and correct Sam-jinx is, er, American Dream's sleeping patterns ... or something to do with Towanda getting angry ... or Huntress asking politely or ... um ...
Not wearing the same clothes? Not sitting in the exact same position as the last time Sam won? Not doing a jinx dance? Oh no, what is it?!
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Old Feb 15th, 2013, 11:41 AM   #1349
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I wonder if the lack of a nearby grunting Italian will put Sam off
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Lets get this started. Go sammy!
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