Was there (got in after the singles final). Such a shame they didn't take those set points in the first set. Ash started off amazingly well but it all sort of fell apart in the end. Peng and Hsieh were consistent throughout and had some nice feel when needed. A shame they lost but great exprenice to watch a final on centre court at Wimbledon
GO THE AUSSIES!
Alicia Molik|Sam Stosur|Nicole Pratt|Casey Dellacqua|Sophie Fergsuon|Monqiue Adamczak|Jess Moore|And the rest of the aussies
Also support: Ana Ivanovic| Maria Kirilenko| Misa Krajicek| Marion Bartoli| Jarmila Gajdosova| Lucie Safarova
I have to say, I wasn't hoping to wake up this morning and find that the main point of discussion in this thread was whether Ash or Casey had played a worse match
Ah well, still a great result for both of them - another fantastic trophy to add to the heap, and a truckload of dollar coins for their efforts. I think this will put Casey just outside of the top 10 in the doubles rankings, and Ash will be near the top 15
Ashleigh Barty|Jarmila Gajdosova|Casey Dellacqua
Li Na|Svetlana Kuznetsova|Vera Zvonareva|Francesca Schiavone
Stanislas Wawrinka|Ryan Harrison|Andy Murray
I guess we have to take heart they made the final - which they weren't supposed to. They have a huge career in front of them and its all a learning curve. They will regroup and come back even better. Ash played beautifully in the 1st set. She was by far the dominant player on the court.
__________________ 2014:W CYP (S) Paris; Doha; Stuttgart. (D): (Spencer.) Indian Wells; Madrid; Strasbourg. Tipping (S) Birmingham; (D) (mariusz_pol) Cincinnati; Miami; Indian Wells; Madrid; Rome; French Open. Q-Ball Rome; Strasbourg; Baku Triathalon Oeiras; Nurnberg; Birmingham. R/U FITD (S) Rio; (D) Indian Wells. CYP (D) (Spencer.) Paris; Birmingham. (S) Katowice; Doha; French Open; Stanford. Tipping (D) (mariusz_pol) Aust Open; Doha; Wimbledon; Montreal. Triathalon Eastbourne. 2013:W Tipping (D) (mariusz_pol) Beijing; USO. (S) Bastad. CYP (D) (Spencer.) US Open; Guangzhou; Linz. FITD Oeiras. RANKINGSPentathlon = 11 Tipping (S) = 16 (D) (mariusz_pol) = 1 FITD (S) = 26 (D) = 11 CYP (S) = 3 CYP (D) (Spencer.) = 1 QBall = 17
Yeah must admit I was smiling through some of that final. Ash played really well on CC like she belonged there, just like she did at RL at AO. The ball was just coming out so cleanly from her racquet. Great to see how far she's come.