Denmark Open 2005: Women's Singles Quarter-Final

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  1. badMania

    badMania Regular Member

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    The previous went according to my predictions, so, here's the quarter-final lineup, again with predicted winners in bold:

    Pi Hongyan vs Kanako Yonekura
    Cai Jiani vs Mia Audina Tjiptawan
    Kaori Mori vs Xu Huaiwen
    Wong Mew Choo vs Yao Jie
     
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    come on Mew Choo please rise to the occasion but i reckon Xu Huaiwen is in good form now after winning the dutch open recently.
     
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    Ever notice Mew Choo never wins her matches easily irrespectice of the level of her opponents. In a tournament when she has to play 2 matches in one day, it really works against her in the 2nd match. Against Yao Jie, it might be another case of close but no cigar for Mew Choo. Let's see how tough Li Mao has made her.
     
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    Probably because she doesn't have any specific weapon in her game, save perhaps her net play, and of course her outstanding stamina and defence (better than most M'sian men's singles). The last time she played Yao Jie, she lost but Yao Jie was tortured on court.
     
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    Do you know if Li Mao is working on making her more offensive or developing a more aggressive approach? Yes, tactically, all she does is seem to outlast her opponent.
     
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    I'm sure he is doing so. But playing styles are hard to change, you can't actually make her become the female version of her boyfriend LCW.
     
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    BOYFRIEND LCW????:eek:
     
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    Perhaps her boyfriend can! :D :p

    Anyway if she has the ambition to go further she has to realise she needs to be more than a one trick pony. I don't think Li Mao would have taken her on if he didn't think she had the potential to be something special.
     
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    Are you sure about this?? Wong Mew Choo's boyfriend is LCW!
     
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    Yao Jie is big and tall but moves quite slowly. If Mew Choo can use deceptive shots and catch Yao Jie, she can catch Yao Jie quite easily.

    Ron
     
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    I saw Wong Mew Choo and Lee Chong Wei holding hands today :p
     
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    are u sure yannie?
    u saw them holding hands?:eek:
     
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    awwwwww.. how sweet.. probably giving some words of encouragement to each other.. :D
     
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    haha lee chong wei is so cute! i think wong mew choo is quite pretty too... anyway they had just played and rest in the "players area"
    i took this pic of choong hann and chong wei yesterday... they were look at the match between peter gade and chen jin ;)
     

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    yannie, cool pics! Keep it coming!:)
     
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    thx for the pics yannie.
    can u pls post more pics.
    especially backstage ones if u hav any.:)
     
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    I've seen WMC played in the indonesian open and i have to say she is definitely more offensive then before and her defence and stamina is also very good. I think i last saw yao jie and WMC played in the sudirman, i think so and at that time WMC gave yaojie quite some problems by retreiving almost everything she gave her but the WMC now has definitely improved by leaps and bounds. Yaojie has good skills but she is slow and her stamina is not good. Hopefully WMC can spring a upset here.

    Anyway, i thought everyone know she and LCW is a pair, the malaysian papers had already mentioned it many times.
     
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    1st q-final started, Pi leading Yonekura 5-2.
     
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    Pi won 1st set 11-5. Mia leading Cai 4-0 1st set.
     
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    Cai makes her move, now at 4-4.

    By the way, is she playing for China? I thought she was based in Denmark.
     

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