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Date: 20 Jan 2009 11:46:48
From: Sao Paulo Swallow
Subject: Bad luck for Dokic
To get Chakvetadze in the second round. After seeing her emotional
press conference after the first round, I was hoping she'd go farther.
Who knows, there could be an upset ... Good luck Jelena!




 
Date: 21 Jan 2009 16:07:42
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Bad luck for Dokic
On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:46:48 -0800 (PST), Sao Paulo Swallow
<Sao_Paulo_Swallow@yahoo.com > wrote:

>To get Chakvetadze in the second round. After seeing her emotional
>press conference after the first round, I was hoping she'd go farther.
>Who knows, there could be an upset ... Good luck Jelena!

Chakvetadze is not bad luck these days. I know the match is over, but
I would have said the same before the match. It is the burglary...


  
Date: 21 Jan 2009 16:51:51
From:
Subject: Re: Bad luck for Dokic
In article <qvaen4hkm4l98qb08qd50b9cf4q23ukaes@4ax.com >,
sakari.lund@welho.com (Sakari Lund) wrote:

>
> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:46:48 -0800 (PST), Sao Paulo Swallow
> <Sao_Paulo_Swallow@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> >To get Chakvetadze in the second round. After seeing her emotional
> >press conference after the first round, I was hoping she'd go
> farther.
> >Who knows, there could be an upset ... Good luck Jelena!
>
> Chakvetadze is not bad luck these days. I know the match is over,
> but
> I would have said the same before the match. It is the burglary...

I did say it before the match (though I think not here). Chakvetadze just
can't win matches these days. I agree with you: the burglary really fucked
her up, even though it didn't happen immediately. Her Paris win will drop
off soon, and she will probably drop out of the top 25.

wg


 
Date: 20 Jan 2009 22:15:12
From: stephenj
Subject: Re: Bad luck for Dokic
can't say that about any woman gifted with tits like hers.



--
The Constitution does not prohibit legislatures from
enacting stupid laws.

- Thurgood Marshall


 
Date: 20 Jan 2009 17:07:10
From: mimus
Subject: Re: Bad luck for Dokic
On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 11:46:48 -0800, Sao Paulo Swallow wrote:

> To get Chakvetadze in the second round.

That's what happens when you're ranked 'way up (or down) in the hundreds . . . .

And she knows it. And will cheerfully accept that advantage once she gets
her own ranking improved to the point where it works for instead of
against her.

--

Take a deep breath, take a walk, cool off, plot a bit, and serve again.



 
Date: 20 Jan 2009 13:37:33
From: Sao Paulo Swallow
Subject: Re: Bad luck for Dokic
On Jan 20, 1:31=A0pm, mcar...@ozemail.com.au (Edward McArdle) wrote:
> In article <GWqdl.121275$3_4.68...@newsfe10.iad>, "DavidW"
>
> <n...@email.provided> wrote:
> >Sao Paulo Swallow wrote:
> >> To get Chakvetadze in the second round. After seeing her emotional
> >> press conference after the first round, I was hoping she'd go farther.
> >> Who knows, there could be an upset ... Good luck Jelena!
>
> >Well, I wouldn't write her off. Those night matches on RLA are tough for
> >foreigners playing Aussies.
>
> I watched a match yesterday on the Margaret Court Arena (the third main
> court (!) with no relief from the sun for anyone!) and Australian girl
> Isabella Holland put up a good game but was beaten by Anabel Medina
> Garrigues. It was late in the day, the crowd was 99% Australian, and a
> portion were drunk. And loud. They harangued Garrigues, who took it
> stoically and with good grace. But when she won she had a rousing cheer,
> because most of us weren't drunk. And she knew that.
>

Nice spot reporting! Thanks.


 
Date: 21 Jan 2009 07:56:14
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: Bad luck for Dokic
Sao Paulo Swallow wrote:
> To get Chakvetadze in the second round. After seeing her emotional
> press conference after the first round, I was hoping she'd go farther.
> Who knows, there could be an upset ... Good luck Jelena!

Well, I wouldn't write her off. Those night matches on RLA are tough for
foreigners playing Aussies.





  
Date: 21 Jan 2009 08:31:21
From: Edward McArdle
Subject: Re: Bad luck for Dokic
In article <GWqdl.121275$3_4.68593@newsfe10.iad >, "DavidW"
<no@email.provided > wrote:

>Sao Paulo Swallow wrote:
>> To get Chakvetadze in the second round. After seeing her emotional
>> press conference after the first round, I was hoping she'd go farther.
>> Who knows, there could be an upset ... Good luck Jelena!
>
>Well, I wouldn't write her off. Those night matches on RLA are tough for
>foreigners playing Aussies.

I watched a match yesterday on the Margaret Court Arena (the third main
court (!) with no relief from the sun for anyone!) and Australian girl
Isabella Holland put up a good game but was beaten by Anabel Medina
Garrigues. It was late in the day, the crowd was 99% Australian, and a
portion were drunk. And loud. They harangued Garrigues, who took it
stoically and with good grace. But when she won she had a rousing cheer,
because most of us weren't drunk. And she knew that.

--
Edward McArdle


   
Date: 21 Jan 2009 16:06:22
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Bad luck for Dokic
On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 08:31:21 +1100, mcardle@ozemail.com.au (Edward
McArdle) wrote:

>In article <GWqdl.121275$3_4.68593@newsfe10.iad>, "DavidW"
><no@email.provided> wrote:
>
>>Sao Paulo Swallow wrote:
>>> To get Chakvetadze in the second round. After seeing her emotional
>>> press conference after the first round, I was hoping she'd go farther.
>>> Who knows, there could be an upset ... Good luck Jelena!
>>
>>Well, I wouldn't write her off. Those night matches on RLA are tough for
>>foreigners playing Aussies.
>
>I watched a match yesterday on the Margaret Court Arena (the third main
>court (!) with no relief from the sun for anyone!) and Australian girl
>Isabella Holland put up a good game but was beaten by Anabel Medina
>Garrigues. It was late in the day, the crowd was 99% Australian, and a
>portion were drunk. And loud. They harangued Garrigues, who took it
>stoically and with good grace. But when she won she had a rousing cheer,
>because most of us weren't drunk. And she knew that.

I love those three "medium size courts"... Have to get there some
year again...


    
Date: 22 Jan 2009 08:11:57
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: Bad luck for Dokic
Sakari Lund wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 08:31:21 +1100, mcardle@ozemail.com.au (Edward
> McArdle) wrote:
>
>> In article <GWqdl.121275$3_4.68593@newsfe10.iad>, "DavidW"
>> <no@email.provided> wrote:
>>
>>> Sao Paulo Swallow wrote:
>>>> To get Chakvetadze in the second round. After seeing her emotional
>>>> press conference after the first round, I was hoping she'd go
>>>> farther. Who knows, there could be an upset ... Good luck Jelena!
>>>
>>> Well, I wouldn't write her off. Those night matches on RLA are
>>> tough for foreigners playing Aussies.
>>
>> I watched a match yesterday on the Margaret Court Arena (the third
>> main court (!) with no relief from the sun for anyone!) and
>> Australian girl Isabella Holland put up a good game but was beaten
>> by Anabel Medina Garrigues. It was late in the day, the crowd was
>> 99% Australian, and a portion were drunk. And loud. They harangued
>> Garrigues, who took it stoically and with good grace. But when she
>> won she had a rousing cheer, because most of us weren't drunk. And
>> she knew that.
>
> I love those three "medium size courts"... Have to get there some
> year again...

Harder to get in now with the bigger crowds, though. I remember watching a CYGS
winner in early rounds on Court 1 (now MCA) and it was half-empty (now, don't
go questioning her popularity). Today there were apparently long queues hoping
to get a glimpse of Safin's match.





 
Date: 20 Jan 2009 19:56:30
From: jdeluise
Subject: Re: Bad luck for Dokic

On 20-Jan-2009, Sao Paulo Swallow <Sao_Paulo_Swallow@yahoo.com > wrote:

> To get Chakvetadze in the second round. After seeing her emotional
> press conference after the first round, I was hoping she'd go farther.
> Who knows, there could be an upset ... Good luck Jelena!

Given how Chakvetadze is playing lately, I see an upset as a strong
possibility. Not that I would want the upset to happen.....