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Old Apr 12th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #31
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Re: From green to red clay

Come back to Mexico in 2011 instead of skipping us like you did THIS year,Marion!.....We missed you...even if we don't have one of your three favorite tournaments
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Old Apr 13th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #32
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R2 vs Peng...
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Marion's blog from Charleston : http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/b...257191_2023643

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hello again everyone

First of all, I was really happy about Miami. My mom even came to watch me. She doesn't travel too often. Sometimes she gets stressed about watching me play because she thinks I'll lose if she does. But she came all the way from Europe and I did really well, so it can't be true! She also brought my paint from home so I could do some painting, which was really nice of her.

After my last match in Miami I stayed in the city for four days. We went to the beach and to Coconut Grove, to the restaurants... it was nice to do well in Miami after last year's heartbreak, and I took a few days to enjoy the city. I haven't been home since January 1st though, so I'm a little homesick!

We flew direct from Miami to Charleston last Monday and I have been practicing on clay for a week now. The first hit was pretty good considering I hadn't stepped on a clay court for a whole year! It's safe to say this isn't my best surface. I'm not sure how the tournament will go but I'm happy about my level right now and I'm improving all the time. When I play tournaments on clay, traditionally I do either very well or not very well, it's never in between! But if I keep playing like I am, I think I can make those very good results

I'm not sure if you all know this about me, but I love fishing. Every time I go back home I can grab my lunch box and go fishing the whole day, from early morning to when it gets dark at night. I remember going fishing for the first time with my dad and brother and they are even crazier than me... Anyway, we went to the marina here in Charleston. I love seeing the boats and the people, coming back with fresh catch every day - I love going to the restaurants and tasting it too.

I play my first match tomorrow - I will talk to you all again after

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Old Apr 14th, 2010, 09:41 AM   #34
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Marion's scheduled on the Stadium at 7pm (local time)
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hope she wins
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Re: From green to red clay

Marion is the only French player in form this year. Hope she can keep Miami's level for the clay court season because she will already have the pressure of French journalists on her shoulders. So imagine if her own tennis is a bit shaky .
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Re: From green to red clay

Marion will answer to some questions on wtatour website. So, if some of you are interested in......

I also know that 1st set vs Peng in Zurich '07 can be downloaded here : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AN9CU3AJ
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i sent one of the exact same question in an email to the wta site for marion to answer for her charleston blog. Hope she answers once of them
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I've also sent her some questions

So....Marion retired against Peng
I can't wait for her explanation....
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Apparently Marion retired because of dizziness. Better than injury that's for sure
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Re: From green to red clay

Oh please tell me it's not true!
Why everything goes just so wrong for my faves this year?
Marion goes now 0/3 against Chinese and still, no 3 sets match won in 2010. This is becoming a worrying figure. As someone mentioned in GM she has retired or tanked the last set in all 3 setters...

Very disappointing.
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Can't wait to hear more details on this default...will reserve judgment until then
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The WTA mentioned dizziness. Marion seemed to have some stomach and headaches in the last set and I think it got worse at the last change over. So that's why she had to eventually retire
But maybe it started earlier in the match I don't know
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Oh Marion, here we go again......................
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