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 Post subject: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 8. January 2012 15:24 
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Dates: January 8 - 13, 2012 image
Venue: Sydney, Australia
Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $637,000
Surface: Hard/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Craig Watson

Official Website: www.apiainternational.com.au

2011 Performance: 1st Round Lst. Martinez Sanchez 2-6 4-6

Singles:
1R: Daniela Hantuchova bt Roberta Vinci (ITA) 7-5 6-2
2R: Daniela Hantuchova bt Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 7-5 6-1
QF: [2] Petra Kvitova (CZE) bt Daniela Hantuchova 6-0 6-4


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 8. January 2012 15:52 
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Order of Play Monday, 9 January 2012

Court 4 (from 12.30hrs)
1. Roberta Vinci vs. Daniela Hantuchova
2. ATP: Andújar vs. Istomin
3. Mirza/Vinci vs. Kudryavtseva/Makarova


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 9. January 2012 03:07 
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Omg.. Long Games in the beginning , 2-1 after 20 min
3-2


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 9. January 2012 03:13 
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3-2 up on serve, cant believe i'm awake! No stream i presume..?

4-3 up on serve.

4-4 i'm worried..\Daniela hasn't won a first set this year...daniela holds to l ove 5-4 comon break here..5-5,,,6-5..

YES 7-5 FIRST SET :)

2ND SET

Daniela holds to love :P and breaks to 15 :P saves bps to go 3-0 :P 3-1 keep ahead daniela..shit 3bps and df... :x 3-2 on serve

YES Daniela breaks! 4-2 common hold now Daniela! YES 5-2, ONE MORE GAME!

7-5 6-2!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :beer: :beer:

On 4th match point!

Excellent Daniela! 2nd round Stosur/Schiavone will be a great test regardless who she plays :) More 1st serves in the first set would have made it easier! Nice streak of 4 games from 6-5 up in the 1st set to 3-0.


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 9. January 2012 03:22 
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4-3 . No only at Center Court and court 1

Yes!! Takes the 1st of 2 setpoints to Break Vinci :) 7-5

Holds to 0 and 2nd ace , 1-0
Saves 2 bp's to 3-0 :D
3-2 , saves 2 gp's to Take the Break :) 4-2
Yeah with ace no 3 to 5-2 . Come on!! Finish it

Finally :D with the 4th matchpoint :) 7-5 6-2 !! Well done !!


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 9. January 2012 04:56 
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A final thought on Brisbane, or reason #4444 why we can't resist rooting for Daniela: In this tourney, she played 9 completed sets, winning 4, losing 5. Has anyone in the history of tennis lost more sets than they won in a tourney and yet participated in the final!? :!: :?: If unique is what you seek, cheer on Daniela every week!
Now, here's reason #4445: I have made my feelings known before about Vinci and her following the Caroline/Hingis method of puffing up her points. Well, didn't Dani just tub-thump her butt or what!! It was ludicrous that she had to be strung out till the last minute to get the wild card because Vinci was one spot ahead of her in the rankings. Not anymore! Daniela showed that Roberta is far from in-Vinci-ble! ;) Let's Go, Daniela!



Let's Go, Daniela!


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 9. January 2012 06:44 
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Real good win for Daniela here. Honestly, if you take out the two withdrawals, her performance in Brisbane was not super-impressive. So it's good for her to come out and beat a top-30 player in straight sets.

It will be Schiavone up next as she beat Stosur in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4. Franny is no push over, but she's a better opponent for Daniela than Stosur. So more good news with the draw.


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 9. January 2012 09:24 
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Yeah really Good News for the draw but bad for us it will be on Court 5.. Against stosur it would have been on Center Court and on tv

Order of Play , Tuesday 10 January 2012
Court 5 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Lucie Safarova
2. Francesca Schiavone vs. Daniela Hantuchova
3. ATP: Isner/Sweeting vs. Mirnyi/Nestor (NB 14.30hrs)
4. Hantuchova/Radwanska vs. Kirilenko/Petrova


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 9. January 2012 11:16 
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Excellent start. Really encouraging that she didn't let the Brisbane final affect her. :beer:

Now we get the match with Francesca that I wanted!


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 9. January 2012 13:46 
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i'm very curious about how daniela play against schiavone :) a victory would be soo fantastic :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 10. January 2012 03:44 
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Completely forgot about the match! It's 5-5 with Schiavone serving first. One break apiece so far, Schiavone led 4-2:

5-5: 15-15, 15-30 (df #4 for Fran), 15-40, Break :)
6-5: 15-0, 30-0, 40-0, 7-5.
Daniela wins first set 7-5

0-0: 15-0, BP, deuce, BP, deuce, BP, deuce, BP, deuce, BP, 0-1.
1-0: 0-15, 15-15, 15-30, 15-40, 30-40, 1-1.
1-1: Daniela saved 2 GPs and converted her first BP. 2-1.
2-1: Game started after a long delay - Daniela closed it a 40-15 with an ace.
3-1: Daniela rallied back from 40-0 down to break again.
4-1: Three more aces and it's 5-1. Wow.
5-1: She closed it out on her second BP. Very impressive win.
Daniela wins first set 7-5, 6-1


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 10. January 2012 03:44 
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Daniela was 2-4 down in 1st set but turned it round to win first set 7-5! :P

Long way to go though..Schiavone is so mentally tough so will be very impressive if Daniela can come through this one.

Daniela breaks in opening game of 2nd set on her 5th break point chance, got there! 7-5 1-0 and serving, consolidate Daniela!

Daniela's barely getting a 1st serve in only 37%, if she can only make that higher..Schiavone breaks back :?

Daniela breaks Schiavone again! 2-1! Comon JUST HOLD NOW!

Just remembered these two played doubles together last week lol!

Hmmm seems like medical timeout...don't know who for...

7-5 3-1 Daniela with ace no.3! :P 4-1 Daniela!!!!

7-5 5-1 ace no.4 and no.5!!!!!!

DANIELA WINS 7-5 6-1 AMAZING!!!!!!!! :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 10. January 2012 03:51 
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wow daniela!!! :mrgreen: great job so far!

i wanted to follow the sb but fall asleep, woke up when she has won the 1st set :D


2nd set
1-0. saves a GP, didn't convert 4 BP's in a row but finally got the break with the 5th BP
1-1. daniela saves 1 BP, but got broken to 30. why she has almost no 1st serves ?!?
2-1. saves 3 GPs for schiavone and got the break again :) come on!!! please stay strong!!
long break after the 2-1... hopefully no medical timeout...
btw: kuznetsova has retired due to heat illness. so it seems to be very hot outside. hope daniela can take this in 2 sets

3-1. daniela holds to 15 with her 2nd ace
4-1. came back from 0-40 down to deuce, GP, deuce, BP, deuce, BP and break for daniela!! wow!
5-1. holds to 15!! ace no 3 and 4 and 5!! great!
6-1. daniela takes it with her 2nd MP!!!! SOOOO GREAT!!!! Congrats!!!! 7-5 6-1 :wav: :bananasrock:


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 10. January 2012 04:15 
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Finally they are back.
Wonder who the delay was for


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 Post subject: Re: Apia International, Sydney
PostPosted: 10. January 2012 04:37 
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Great start to the season. Better than anything I dreamed was possible. :beer:


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