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December practices

After some days under the sun, Marion prepares Australian tournaments. Her schedule includes Brisbane, Sydney and Australian open.

Marion and her father have decided to change training methods. She practices now in playing sets with men, and from to time with a famous one : Guy Forget.
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Good to know! As she always played badly in the Australian Open, it may not be a bad idea to play the 2 previous events to be sure of finding quickly her references to start the year. She really has to reach the 3rd round this year!

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Good to know! As she always played badly in the Australian Open, it may not be a bad idea to play the 2 previous events to be sure of finding quickly her references to start the year. She really has to reach the 3rd round this year!
To reach at least 3rd round in AO is really her first goal.
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After some days under the sun, Marion prepares Australian tournaments. Her schedule includes Brisbane, Sydney and Australian open.

Marion and her father have decided to change training methods. She practices now in playing sets with men, and from to time with a famous one : Guy Forget.

Marion loves to play a lot of tournaments, doesn't she?
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Well she hasn't played that much this season compared to 2007. It was a much more reasonable schedule and since she can be prone to little injuries, it's better if she gives her body a rest from time to time .

It's important that Marion practices returning big serves ... playing against men should help her a lot in this respect. It's a pretty good idea I think . Anyway she always loves trying new things ^^!

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Marion loves to play a lot of tournaments, doesn't she?
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She's only playing sets, not tournaments. On my opinion, she understood that top 10 players are more and more powerful. That's why she has decided to compete with men in order to be ready in Australia. Hope that Forget gives her some good advices.
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She's only playing sets, not tournaments. On my opinion, she understood that top 10 players are more and more powerful. That's why she has decided to compete with men in order to be ready in Australia. Hope that Forget gives her some good advices.
Indeed,let's hope that Guy helps Marion achieve an un-Forget-tably good Australian Open result

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As expected, Marion will play Brisbane. Entry list HERE

Official Brisbane International line-up (women’s)
Ivanovic, Ana SRB (no. 5)
Azarenka, Victoria BLR (no. 15)
Bartoli, Marion FRA (no. 17)
Hantuchova, Daniela SVK (no. 21)
Li, Na CHN (no. 23)
Mauresmo, Amelie FRA (no. 24)
Bammer, Sybille AUT (no. 26)
Kanepi, Kaia EST (no. 27)
Kirilenko, Maria RUS (no. 29)
Schiavone, Francesca ITA (no. 30)
Sugiyama, Ai JPN (no. 31)
Kleybanova, Alisa RUS (no. 32)
Bondarenko, Alona UKR (no. 33)
Peng, Shuai CHN (no. 40)
Errani, Sara ITA (no. 42)
Benesova, Iveta CZE (no. 43)
Kvitova, Petra CZE (no. 44)
Pironkova, Tsvetana K BUL (no. 45)
Niculescu, Monica ROU (no. 47)
Govortsova, Olga BLR (no. 49)
Stosur, Samantha AUS (no. 52)
Garbin, Tathiana ITA (no. 55)
Arvidsson, Sofia SWE (no. 56)
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Re: December practices

Thanks Lighter for sharing.
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Thanks, Lighter. Marion should have a good run.
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Dominguez speaks

http://marionbartoli.blog.co.uk/2008/12/03/dominguez-road-to-damascus-or-road-to-ruin-5155548Dominguez speaks



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Thanks for correction. Interesting interview. Patrice Dominguez doesn't seem fully convinced by Amélie's "come back". For him, it's more "wait and see" : http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2...reservoir.html

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Following her Schedule, Marion will play, after Brisbane, : SYDNEY

Serena Williams USA (no.2)
Dinara Safina RUS (no.3)
Elena Dementieva RUS (no.4)
Vera Zvonareva RUS (no.7)
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (no.8)
Agnieszka Radwanska POL (no.10)
Nadia Petrova RUS (no.11)
Caroline Wozniacki DEN (no.12)
Victoria Azarenka BLR (no.15)
Alize Cornet FRA (no.16)
Marion Bartoli FRA (no.17)
Dominika Cibulkova SVK (no.19)
Katarina Srebotnik SLO (no. 20)
Daniela Hantuchova SVK (no.21)
Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP(no.22)
Na Li CHN (no.23)
Amelie Mauresmo FRA (no.24)
Sybille Bammer AUT (no.26)
Kaia Kanepi EST (no.27)
Maria Kirilenko RUS (no.29)
Ai Sugiyama JPN (no.31)
Alisa Kleynanova RUS (no.32)
Sorana Cirstea ROU (no.36)
Shuai Peng CHN (no.40)
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Marion is not inside first list for Paris OGF : http://www.opengdfsuez.com/open_2008/plateau.html

Nor Marion, neither Amélie :

Serena Williams (USA)
Maria Sharapova (RUS)
Patty Schnyder (SUI)
Alizé Cornet (FRA)
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
Na Li (CHN)
Sybille Bammer (AUT)
Nathalie Dechy (FRA)
Aravane Rezaï (FRA)
Julie Coin (FRA)
Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro (FRA)
Emilie Loit (FRA)
Violette Huck (FRA)
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Re: December practices

That's strange. She has sf points to defend. The calendar is all upside this new year as well as the points system. hm.
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