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wow, superb tennis from both player, a very entertaining tennis match i've seen in a very long time.
 

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Nadia has definitely improved her mobility and fitness. Keep going Nadia!!
 

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It was a good match..Jen was way too passive and as usual her lack of a big first serve cost her...
 

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I enjoyed it! It was a very good match. But I still think it was extremely unfair for Venus, Cappy and Davenport to have to play today and the top section players were off yesterday. :mad:
 

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It was a good match..Jen was way too passive and as usual her lack of a big first serve cost her...
Actually I think Jenny played very well! I mean Nadia was hitting shots an inch away from the baseline and it is so hard to step into the baseline and be aggressive when you're that far behind the baseline! Although Jenny still had trouble with her serve IMO she is definitely improving..
 

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It was awesome tennis... I hope Nadia stays injury free for the rest of the year (and after)...
 

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Very entertaining match - finally a women's match that deserved to be shown on TV :)

I agree that Jennifer was too passive - that is why she loses to Serena, too. Jennifer is really a defensive player with offensive power. If you notice, she rarely has more winners than other top players...
 

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Fantastic match, the type of match that reminds me why I love tennis ... just stunning. Hope Nadia reaches the final! (of Singles, Doubles, and Mixed, of course! :)
 

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I would have enjoyed it more if Capriati had won. ;)
 

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Very entertaining match - finally a women's match that deserved to be shown on TV :)

I agree that Jennifer was too passive - that is why she loses to Serena, too. Jennifer is really a defensive player with offensive power. If you notice, she rarely has more winners than other top players...
There is plenty of Women's matches that deserve to be on tv,but if they're not Americans they don't make on tv.... :(
 

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Nadia is great!! She is a good tennis player and a great person. She is amazing!!

Go girl!!!
 

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aquawk box - Before today's matches, please name 3 women's matches from this tournament that were of as good of quality as, say, Agassi/Ancic, any of Costa's matches, Kafelnikov/Saretta, Henman/Martin, and so on.

Obviously the women have star power, but seeing Serena win 6-0,6-0 is nowhere near as enjoyable as seeing all these great men's matches.
 

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That was sensational tennis! :D Nadia played like a Williams sister! :bounce:

Janie, I hope Nadia pulls out of the mixed doubles tomorrow. That can only get in the way at this point.
 

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lol, whoa cat... like a Williams sister? :D I might have to watch her now. ;)

From the little I saw of it, I had to do gardening today :rolleyes: , it was a good match. It'll be on again at 10:30 on espn2... I'll pay attention this time.
 

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Nadia vs Jenny

:) A great match indeed!

The girls displayed great power and skill in this tough match. Tv reporter Pam S sure liked it and spoke out on how thrilling it was.

I don't quite agree with those who say that Jenny was "passive". I thought that she played aggressively until she tired in the third set. Perhaps if her middle were not so soft and she were in better condition, she may well have been able to aggressively pull off the win. Now I hope that doesn't sound like a put down because it is not intended that way. I like Jenny though I do get upset with the way she barks at the officials at times. I just wish she'd lose just a little poundage in her middle so that her stamina might improve. I am convinced that this would give her the endurance she needs to pull out third set victories.

Kudos to Nadia for her determined efforts to win this round of tennis.

I'm glad that everyone enjoyed the match but I wish it had been shown live as that adds excitement to all of the matches.
 

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wow capriati plays the best tennis i've seen from her for about six months and she still loses. :eek: but petrova did play an amazing match and probably did deserve to win. but the match was great it would have easily been worthy of a final as the quality of the shot making were out of this world.
 

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Yes Catiosity! Yes! Like a Williams sister! :D Gardening today? The match was on between 5 and 6 pm EST today. That's too late for gardening. Gotcha! ;)

And thanks for reminding me about the highlight show tonight.
 

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You lucky bastards!!

My coverage ended with Venus vs Vera. Damn it!!
I just knew Jen vs Nadia would be a big event match.
Damn, damn , damn.
 

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I like the match, it was a very clean tennis. Yet, even in this match I have a complain. I think match really lacked variety. Clay tennis is not only about whacking the ball from the baseline, but also about variety, you have more time there and you can have more differnet shots, more slices, more angles, dropshots. This match, while exciting, was pretty monotonous, where the ball was rarely crossing the sidelines, no one attempting much of angles, and the only real variety coming fromm Nadya coming in..
 

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what a vast improvement from Nadia Petrova, I was indeed surprised...and yes it was an entertaining match.

Jenny would sure realize now that while the other girls has greatly improved, she hasn't. She's stuck on the same level of play and I can say the same for Venus.
 
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