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Old Jan 6th, 2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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Match Reports from HK! (I'm there)

hey everyone... i've actually been in hong kong these past few days watching all the matches. its been really great, and i even got a picture with Serena!

anw... i'll get to the things tt you guys wanna know...

Firstly, serena has injured her left knee. it was quite obvious during the elena-serena match up. it affected her serve, as she wasn't really serving tt hard throughout the match... and she kept touching her knee as well... elena was playing really well, striking the ball well, and really moving great. her shots on the run are really amazing... so hard!

2nd, elena's serve has improved!! although she still throws in double faults, her placement is better now. she actually can serve down the line on the deuce side and out wide on the ad side, so tt's good news for her fans! however, when it gets tight, she stills throws in DFs... like against kim, and on match point too!

also, venus has injured her left hip if i remember the correct side. against sania, she had trouble getting her serve going as well, hitting quite a few double faults before she took her injury time out. she wasn't really moving tt well, and didn't really seem to run for too many shots...

alrite, i shall stop for a while, will give more detailed match reports in a while...!
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Old Jan 6th, 2006, 03:44 PM   #2
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abt the players:
lindsay and kim are probably the nicest. they sign a lot after their matches, and during autograph sessions, they're really really friendly, they chitchat with you and actually smile a lot! nicole just storms off after she loses, venus signs a few sometimes, but doesn't seem to like signing a lot. serena is quite generous! giving away her racket after the doubles. serena seemed rather dazed during the autograph session, like she took my friends book, and then stared at her own picture for really long b4 signing it. it was so hilarious!

lindsay vs nicole match report:

both women can serve really well. heavy hard serves, even the 2nd serves. difference is tt nicole can't really read where lindsay's shots are going, often left stranded in the middle of the court, not knowing where to run. also, nicole can't return lindsay's serve... and tt explains the scoreline. nicole really had to play her best to even win points off lindsay... i was really impressed by lindsay during the match! she was striking the ball really cleanly and really hard towards all the lines... and all her balls are consistently so deep, putting nicole in a lot of pressure

nicole vs sania

sania seems to have slimmed down! she's moving faster than in the past, but her serve is still quite weak, esp when u compare it to nicole's. it cost her the match i think, cuz nicole was able to put a lot of pressure on the return. her 2nd serves esp, they bounce really high up! this match was a really rowdy one, with all the indian fans making a lot of noise! the calls were quite dubious, and sania got angry, and scolded the umpire. she said, "you know, they put you in the chair for a reason, to look at the lines, not to look at our faces." and one point, the umpire, after nicole thot tt she had won the game with an ace, the umpire suddenly called fault after a long while. then she had a 2nd serve, which she DFed, then she went on to serve an ace, where she stayed in the middle of the court for a while, and gave a quizzical look, then asked the umpire, "do i have to wait for a call, or do i go on?" the match was quite exciting, due to the atmosphere... sania hits quite hard, and nicole slightly less hard, but still, hard all the same.
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Old Jan 6th, 2006, 04:09 PM   #3
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Old Jan 6th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #4
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Who's autograph did u get??
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I've never seen LenaD serve so good and with so much confidence on second serve, I'm very happy for her!
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Old Jan 6th, 2006, 05:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reports!

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Can"t wait ,to see your picture with SERENA. Hurry hurry. please!lol,please please
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I am very, very sorry to learn about Serena's knee. But LOL @ her staring at her pic! That's cute.
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i hope u got all 8 players' autographs!! (extra ones also!)
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what happened during the Lindsay v. Venus match. Was Venus just way off or injured or both?
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Venus played fine, and she didn't look injured. Lindsay was just better yesterday.
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and sania got angry, and scolded the umpire. she said, "you know, they put you in the chair for a reason, to look at the lines, not to look at our faces." and one point, the umpire, after nicole thot tt she had won the game with an ace, the umpire suddenly called fault after a long while. then she had a 2nd serve, which she DFed, then she went on to serve an ace, where she stayed in the middle of the court for a while, and gave a quizzical look, then asked the umpire, "do i have to wait for a call, or do i go on?"
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