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Date: 18 Jan 2009 17:02:51
From: Raja
Subject: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic
She has a good future, if she keeps improving. Take my word on this, I
was the one to first in rst to spot Sharapova.




 
Date: 19 Jan 2009 21:03:15
From: Raja
Subject: Re: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic
On Jan 18, 7:41=A0pm, mimus <tinmimu...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:30:00 +1100, DavidW wrote:
> > Raja wrote:
>
> >> She has a good future, if she keeps improving. Take my word on this, I
> >> was the one to first in rst to spot Sharapova.
>
> > She won't win this one though. She's struggling in the heat.
>
> > Ivanovic is catching her ball-toss a couple of times per service game. =
It's
> > becoming very annoying.
>
> Goerges is pulling the trigger on forehand winners more often and harder
> than Ana, and if it weren't for Goerges' UEs Ana would be in big trouble =
. . . .
>
> Ana's game seems really soft, unconfident, hesitant.
>
> --
>
> Take a deep breath, take a walk, cool off, plot a bit, and serve again.

She escaped. but I dont have much hopes for her.



 
Date: 19 Jan 2009 12:30:00
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic
Raja wrote:
> She has a good future, if she keeps improving. Take my word on this, I
> was the one to first in rst to spot Sharapova.

She won't win this one though. She's struggling in the heat.

Ivanovic is catching her ball-toss a couple of times per service game. It's
becoming very annoying.





  
Date: 18 Jan 2009 20:41:47
From: mimus
Subject: Re: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic
On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:30:00 +1100, DavidW wrote:

> Raja wrote:
>
>> She has a good future, if she keeps improving. Take my word on this, I
>> was the one to first in rst to spot Sharapova.
>
> She won't win this one though. She's struggling in the heat.
>
> Ivanovic is catching her ball-toss a couple of times per service game. It's
> becoming very annoying.

Goerges is pulling the trigger on forehand winners more often and harder
than Ana, and if it weren't for Goerges' UEs Ana would be in big trouble . . . .

Ana's game seems really soft, unconfident, hesitant.

--

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



   
Date: 19 Jan 2009 12:51:37
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic
mimus wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:30:00 +1100, DavidW wrote:
>
>> Raja wrote:
>>
>>> She has a good future, if she keeps improving. Take my word on
>>> this, I was the one to first in rst to spot Sharapova.
>>
>> She won't win this one though. She's struggling in the heat.
>>
>> Ivanovic is catching her ball-toss a couple of times per service
>> game. It's becoming very annoying.

Almost one catch per serve in that game. She had the sun to deal with, but so
do all the other players.

> Goerges is pulling the trigger on forehand winners more often and
> harder
> than Ana, and if it weren't for Goerges' UEs Ana would be in big
> trouble . . . .
>
> Ana's game seems really soft, unconfident, hesitant.

Yes, I don't think she'll see out the first week.





    
Date: 19 Jan 2009 05:49:29
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic
On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:51:37 +1100, "DavidW" <no@email.provided >
wrote:

>mimus wrote:
>> On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:30:00 +1100, DavidW wrote:
>>
>>> Raja wrote:
>>>
>>>> She has a good future, if she keeps improving. Take my word on
>>>> this, I was the one to first in rst to spot Sharapova.
>>>
>>> She won't win this one though. She's struggling in the heat.
>>>
>>> Ivanovic is catching her ball-toss a couple of times per service
>>> game. It's becoming very annoying.
>
>Almost one catch per serve in that game. She had the sun to deal with, but so
>do all the other players.
>
>> Goerges is pulling the trigger on forehand winners more often and
>> harder
>> than Ana, and if it weren't for Goerges' UEs Ana would be in big
>> trouble . . . .
>>
>> Ana's game seems really soft, unconfident, hesitant.
>
>Yes, I don't think she'll see out the first week.
>
>


this is why australia in january sucks for a slam.


     
Date: 20 Jan 2009 22:33:20
From: Edward McArdle
Subject: Re: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic
In article <d258n4pcghjoucf6snm1ma65acgvn8pq6r@4ax.com >, Dave Hazelwood
<the_big_kahuna@mailcity.com > wrote:

>On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:51:37 +1100, "DavidW" <no@email.provided>
>wrote:
>
>>mimus wrote:
>>> On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:30:00 +1100, DavidW wrote:
>>>
>>>> Raja wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> She has a good future, if she keeps improving. Take my word on
>>>>> this, I was the one to first in rst to spot Sharapova.
>>>>
>>>> She won't win this one though. She's struggling in the heat.
>>>>
>>>> Ivanovic is catching her ball-toss a couple of times per service
>>>> game. It's becoming very annoying.
>>
>>Almost one catch per serve in that game. She had the sun to deal with, but so
>>do all the other players.
>>
>>> Goerges is pulling the trigger on forehand winners more often and
>>> harder
>>> than Ana, and if it weren't for Goerges' UEs Ana would be in big
>>> trouble . . . .
>>>
>>> Ana's game seems really soft, unconfident, hesitant.
>>
>>Yes, I don't think she'll see out the first week.
>>
>>
>
>
>this is why australia in january sucks for a slam.

As one who lives here, it can be very hot. But changing to February, as
some want to do, would have a couple of problems. It is hot like that
nearly all the time!! And there would be no ballkids, as they would all be
back at school. (Which, unintelligently, begins in the hottest month of
the year!)

--
Edward McArdle


      
Date: 20 Jan 2009 11:39:54
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic
On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 22:33:20 +1100, mcardle@ozemail.com.au (Edward
McArdle) wrote:

>In article <d258n4pcghjoucf6snm1ma65acgvn8pq6r@4ax.com>, Dave Hazelwood
><the_big_kahuna@mailcity.com> wrote:
>
>>On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:51:37 +1100, "DavidW" <no@email.provided>
>>wrote:
>>
>>>mimus wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:30:00 +1100, DavidW wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Raja wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> She has a good future, if she keeps improving. Take my word on
>>>>>> this, I was the one to first in rst to spot Sharapova.
>>>>>
>>>>> She won't win this one though. She's struggling in the heat.
>>>>>
>>>>> Ivanovic is catching her ball-toss a couple of times per service
>>>>> game. It's becoming very annoying.
>>>
>>>Almost one catch per serve in that game. She had the sun to deal with, but so
>>>do all the other players.
>>>
>>>> Goerges is pulling the trigger on forehand winners more often and
>>>> harder
>>>> than Ana, and if it weren't for Goerges' UEs Ana would be in big
>>>> trouble . . . .
>>>>
>>>> Ana's game seems really soft, unconfident, hesitant.
>>>
>>>Yes, I don't think she'll see out the first week.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>this is why australia in january sucks for a slam.
>
>As one who lives here, it can be very hot. But changing to February, as
>some want to do, would have a couple of problems. It is hot like that
>nearly all the time!! And there would be no ballkids, as they would all be
>back at school. (Which, unintelligently, begins in the hottest month of
>the year!)


That's why I said March/April.


       
Date: 21 Jan 2009 05:16:13
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic
Dave Hazelwood wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 22:33:20 +1100, mcardle@ozemail.com.au (Edward
> McArdle) wrote:
>
>> In article <d258n4pcghjoucf6snm1ma65acgvn8pq6r@4ax.com>, Dave
>> Hazelwood <the_big_kahuna@mailcity.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> this is why australia in january sucks for a slam.
>>
>> As one who lives here, it can be very hot. But changing to February,
>> as some want to do, would have a couple of problems. It is hot like
>> that nearly all the time!! And there would be no ballkids, as they
>> would all be back at school. (Which, unintelligently, begins in the
>> hottest month of the year!)
>
>
> That's why I said March/April.

No, you said two weeks, as per Roger.





        
Date: 21 Jan 2009 08:20:30
From: Edward McArdle
Subject: Re: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic
In article <bxodl.26374$1k1.13787@newsfe14.iad >, "DavidW"
<no@email.provided > wrote:

>Dave Hazelwood wrote:
>> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 22:33:20 +1100, mcardle@ozemail.com.au (Edward
>> McArdle) wrote:
>>
>>> In article <d258n4pcghjoucf6snm1ma65acgvn8pq6r@4ax.com>, Dave
>>> Hazelwood <the_big_kahuna@mailcity.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> this is why australia in january sucks for a slam.
>>>
>>> As one who lives here, it can be very hot. But changing to February,
>>> as some want to do, would have a couple of problems. It is hot like
>>> that nearly all the time!! And there would be no ballkids, as they
>>> would all be back at school. (Which, unintelligently, begins in the
>>> hottest month of the year!)
>>
>>
>> That's why I said March/April.
>
>No, you said two weeks, as per Roger.

And ALL of February is hot. I can't remember how hot March is (the months
blend together at 71...), but it is still pretty warm.

--
Edward McArdle


         
Date: 21 Jan 2009 12:34:34
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic
Edward McArdle wrote:
> In article <bxodl.26374$1k1.13787@newsfe14.iad>, "DavidW"
> <no@email.provided> wrote:
>
>> Dave Hazelwood wrote:
>>> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 22:33:20 +1100, mcardle@ozemail.com.au (Edward
>>> McArdle) wrote:
>>>
>>>> In article <d258n4pcghjoucf6snm1ma65acgvn8pq6r@4ax.com>, Dave
>>>> Hazelwood <the_big_kahuna@mailcity.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> this is why australia in january sucks for a slam.
>>>>
>>>> As one who lives here, it can be very hot. But changing to
>>>> February, as some want to do, would have a couple of problems. It
>>>> is hot like that nearly all the time!! And there would be no
>>>> ballkids, as they would all be back at school. (Which,
>>>> unintelligently, begins in the hottest month of the year!)
>>>
>>>
>>> That's why I said March/April.
>>
>> No, you said two weeks, as per Roger.
>
> And ALL of February is hot. I can't remember how hot March is (the
> months blend together at 71...), but it is still pretty warm.

I think it starts to cool off about mid-February. You can still get scorchers
after that, but they are less likely. March is certainly cooler. You don't get
40 degrees then.





         
Date: 20 Jan 2009 23:26:10
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic

"Edward McArdle" <mcardle@ozemail.com.au > wrote in message
news:mcardle-2101090820300001@192.168.1.2...
> In article <bxodl.26374$1k1.13787@newsfe14.iad>, "DavidW"
> <no@email.provided> wrote:
>
>>Dave Hazelwood wrote:
>>> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 22:33:20 +1100, mcardle@ozemail.com.au (Edward
>>> McArdle) wrote:
>>>
>>>> In article <d258n4pcghjoucf6snm1ma65acgvn8pq6r@4ax.com>, Dave
>>>> Hazelwood <the_big_kahuna@mailcity.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> this is why australia in january sucks for a slam.
>>>>
>>>> As one who lives here, it can be very hot. But changing to February,
>>>> as some want to do, would have a couple of problems. It is hot like
>>>> that nearly all the time!! And there would be no ballkids, as they
>>>> would all be back at school. (Which, unintelligently, begins in the
>>>> hottest month of the year!)
>>>
>>>
>>> That's why I said March/April.
>>
>>No, you said two weeks, as per Roger.
>
> And ALL of February is hot. I can't remember how hot March is (the months
> blend together at 71...), but it is still pretty warm.
>
> --
> Edward McArdle


Speaking about it, I remember YEC 2000 in Sydney was played indoors in
december.

Is it cold there in December? Not warm enough for an outdoor YEC like in
Houston 2003-2004?

Of course, Melbourne is another story, AO was played in Decemeber outdoors.




          
Date: 21 Jan 2009 18:56:52
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic
*skriptis wrote:
> "Edward McArdle" <mcardle@ozemail.com.au> wrote in message
> news:mcardle-2101090820300001@192.168.1.2...
>> In article <bxodl.26374$1k1.13787@newsfe14.iad>, "DavidW"
>> <no@email.provided> wrote:
>>
>>> Dave Hazelwood wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 22:33:20 +1100, mcardle@ozemail.com.au (Edward
>>>> McArdle) wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> In article <d258n4pcghjoucf6snm1ma65acgvn8pq6r@4ax.com>, Dave
>>>>> Hazelwood <the_big_kahuna@mailcity.com> wrote:
>>>>>> this is why australia in january sucks for a slam.
>>>>> As one who lives here, it can be very hot. But changing to February,
>>>>> as some want to do, would have a couple of problems. It is hot like
>>>>> that nearly all the time!! And there would be no ballkids, as they
>>>>> would all be back at school. (Which, unintelligently, begins in the
>>>>> hottest month of the year!)
>>>>
>>>> That's why I said March/April.
>>> No, you said two weeks, as per Roger.
>> And ALL of February is hot. I can't remember how hot March is (the months
>> blend together at 71...), but it is still pretty warm.
>>
>> --
>> Edward McArdle
>
>
> Speaking about it, I remember YEC 2000 in Sydney was played indoors in
> december.


That was 2001 - I saw Goran beat Guga.


>
> Is it cold there in December? Not warm enough for an outdoor YEC like in
> Houston 2003-2004?
>



Definitely warm enough for outdoor event - January is only marginally
warmer on average. All year round is ok for outdoor events.


           
Date: 21 Jan 2009 09:06:10
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: Watch out for the chick playing Ana Ivanovic

"Whisper" <beaver999@ozemail.com.au > wrote in message
news:4976d546$0$9494$5a62ac22@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
> *skriptis wrote:
>> "Edward McArdle" <mcardle@ozemail.com.au> wrote in message
>> news:mcardle-2101090820300001@192.168.1.2...
>>> In article <bxodl.26374$1k1.13787@newsfe14.iad>, "DavidW"
>>> <no@email.provided> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Dave Hazelwood wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 22:33:20 +1100, mcardle@ozemail.com.au (Edward
>>>>> McArdle) wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> In article <d258n4pcghjoucf6snm1ma65acgvn8pq6r@4ax.com>, Dave
>>>>>> Hazelwood <the_big_kahuna@mailcity.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> this is why australia in january sucks for a slam.
>>>>>> As one who lives here, it can be very hot. But changing to February,
>>>>>> as some want to do, would have a couple of problems. It is hot like
>>>>>> that nearly all the time!! And there would be no ballkids, as they
>>>>>> would all be back at school. (Which, unintelligently, begins in the
>>>>>> hottest month of the year!)
>>>>>
>>>>> That's why I said March/April.
>>>> No, you said two weeks, as per Roger.
>>> And ALL of February is hot. I can't remember how hot March is (the
>>> months
>>> blend together at 71...), but it is still pretty warm.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Edward McArdle
>>
>>
>> Speaking about it, I remember YEC 2000 in Sydney was played indoors in
>> december.
>
>
> That was 2001 - I saw Goran beat Guga.


Yes, Lisabon and Kuerten were that year, I mixed it with the Olympics. :)

All year round you, very nice then.