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Paolita :dance: Rack up those titles girlie!
 

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great game suarez!!!
 

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Paola!!!!:aparty:


Congrats on your 4th single title!!!:bigclap:
 

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oh no silvia! :sad: :sad: :crying:
 

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Congrats Paola.

Silvia, five match points!!! Arghhhhhh :fiery:

January 17, 2004

CANBERRA, Australia (Ticker) - When Paola Suarez plays in next week's Australian Open, she'll know she has given her nerves a good workout.

Suarez saved five match points against third-seeded Silvia Farina Elia of Italy on Saturday to win the Canberra Women's Classic.

The second-seeded Argentine edged Farina Elia, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), in two hours, 36 minutes in the final of this $110,000 hardcourt event. She earned $16,000 for her fourth WTA Tour title.

"I am very happy to win," Suarez said. "It was very close and a great final. Today, I think I am lucky. We are very close and we both have chances; today it goes my way."

Suarez never before had beaten Farina Elia in three meetings, also having played a tight match at Wimbledon last year.

"I just tried to be more aggressive," Suarez said. "But it was a tough match, she is a great player and like at Wimbledon, today's match could go either way."

Farina Elia fell behind, 3-0, in the first set, but won six straight games to take the set.

Suarez bounced back in the second set, taking a 5-1 lead. Farina Elia pulled within, 4-5, before Suarez served out the second set to even the match. Farina Elia broke serve in the sixth game and held for a 5-2 lead. Suarez saved one match point at 5-3 and four more in the tiebreaker. "She played great on the match points, I never really had a chance to try something different," Farina Elia said. "She played very aggressive on the big points - it was very tough."
 

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And a controversial overrule on match point...grrrrrrr :mad: :armed:



Suarez wins Canberra Classic
January 17, 2004

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Top-seeded Paola Suarez of Argentina won the Canberra Classic on Saturday, beating second-seeded Silvia Farina Elia of Italy 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5). The match ended in controversy when umpire John Blom overruled a linesman to call Farina Elia's ball out on match point. ``It was really close, but I saw it was out,'' Suarez said.
 

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Paola :yeah:
Perfect start of 2004 :)
 

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And a controversial overrule on match point...grrrrrrr :mad: :armed:



Suarez wins Canberra Classic
January 17, 2004

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Top-seeded Paola Suarez of Argentina won the Canberra Classic on Saturday, beating second-seeded Silvia Farina Elia of Italy 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5). The match ended in controversy when umpire John Blom overruled a linesman to call Farina Elia's ball out on match point. ``It was really close, but I saw it was out,'' Suarez said.

i read that Suarez called the ball out and the umpire agreed!!! I HATE SUAREZ! :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:
 

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Vamos "Poli" :kiss:

Good luck in Aus Open! She has become a hardcourt specialist, only Eleni has defeated her this year!
 

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Macmillan - No one seems to have mentioned another point, which was ruled in Suarez's favour, where she held up her hand in apology to Farina Elia for what seemed to be an incorrect decision.

By the way, I think that the call mentioned in the quotes was on one of the match points, rather than on the final match point.
 
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