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· Team WTAworld, Administrator, aka Nibbler
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Conrats to both girls for reaching the finals here in their first even grand slam tourney together!
I hope they'll become a permanent team and maybe next year it'll be their turn! <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

Go Ai and Kim! <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce.gif" border="0">

· Mean Admin Machine, Admeanistrator
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I didn't see much of the match, but what i saw wasn't that interesting i have to say.

But congrats to Ai and Kim anyway! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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From what I saw of their doubles matches at Wimb, it seems that Ai alternates between 'off' days & 'top form' days - which really affected their matches. Kim was a lot more consistent, and had to 'save' those matches were Ai wasn't 100%.

Their match against Dokic & Martinez was brilliant to watch, because they're a similar sort of pairing to Kim & Ai.

The difference in the final was that their opponents were a much more experienced & established team, who knew to fire everything at Kim as she was the least experienced in doubles. Unfortunately, Ai also seemed to have an 'off' day on finals day! <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

It was great that they got as far as the final though, I think it gave Kim something positive to focus on after that rather unceremonious exit from the singles.
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