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S1 Week 20, LA, USA, Tier II

LA TIER II





Welcome to Los Angeles, California for this week's stop. Last week saw Jelena Jankovic crowned as champion, beating Cibulkova in the final. Can she continue her streak here? The top players seem to be struggling with all the new competition on tour. Can they reaffirm their positions this week? Let's check out the draws...


Qualifying:

1. Radwanska Vs. Kuznetsova
2. Paszek Vs. Myskina
3. Muller Vs. Hantuchova
4. Bremond Vs. Petrova
5. Mattek Vs. Cornet
6. (WC) Kvitova Vs. Kirilenko
7. (PC) Medina Garrigues Vs. Benesova
8. (WC) Keothavong Vs. (PC) Schiavone
9. (PC) Zvonareva Vs. (PC) Sugiyama



Main Draw:

(1) Dementieva Vs. Moore
Safina Vs. Q1
Golovin Vs. Davenport
Sharapova Vs. (5) Cibulkova
(7) Ivanovic Vs. Q2
Schnyder Vs. Dechy
Capriati Vs. Q3
Q4 Vs. (3) Dulko

(4) Olaru Vs. Q5
Hingis Vs. Salerni
Jankovic Vs. Wozniacki
V.Williams Vs. (8) S.Williams
(6) Peer Vs. Q6
Q7 Vs. Q8
Domachowska Vs. Q9
Safarova Vs. (2) Vaidisova



POINTS DUE MONDAY 12PM

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Golovins going down
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LA Mode




"I have been here a week now, I have to say it is one of the most amazing cities in the world. There is so much wealth here it is incredible. And along with wealth comes shops - prada, versace and gucci to name a few - even if I can't afford any of it it's fun to just walk atound and look. If I win this tornament I've promised myself a new necklace. Needless to say my hopes aren't high"

"Hard courts aren't my best surface but I've had a week to aclimatise after my QF loss in Stanford. I have decided to really switch up my style of play, and am taking a big risk with my tactics. But i've come to realise that the safe and boring people don't achieve much, after my beat down at the hands of Kirilenko it was definately time for change. On the bright side I didn't choke"

"I am not happy with my draw, but what can I do about it? To even qualify for the MD I have to get passed Mattek, a new face on the tour and I don't know what she will bring. If I manage to battle myself through that match I will face World #4 Olaru, in the passed two weeks I have beaten the World #1 and 3, to make it a hat-trick is almost too much too ask. I dare not even look beyond that. If somehow pigs should fly and I slip passed Mattek and Olaru, the player I most fear playing could await. Miss Wozniaki is definately the tours new 'it' girl, at the moment while i have no confidence in my game I would rather she was as far away as posible."

"Good luck to everyone, especially the 'Awesome Foursome' and Kirilenko, who unfortunately is on my side of the draw. Peace out."



Vera Zvonareva * Ana Ivanović * Li Na * Laura Robson ......

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Great, most likely Cornet in R1 The great draws continue
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Players who must send points to compete in LA:-

Venus
Sharapova
Muller
Petrova
Hantuchova
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Los Angeles H2H

Qualifying

(PC) Anabel Medina-Garrigues vs Iveta Benesova- Benesova leads 1-0
(S1 Wimbledon R64) Benesova 3-6 7-5 6-3


First Meetings

Radwanska Vs. Kuznetsova
Paszek Vs. Myskina
Muller Vs. Hantuchova
Bremond Vs. Petrova
Mattek Vs. Cornet
(WC) Keothavong Vs. (PC) Schiavone
(PC) Zvonareva Vs. (PC) Sugiyama



Main Draw- 1st Round

(1) Elena Dementieva vs Jessica Moore- Dementieva leads 1-0
(S1 Wimbledon R16) Dementieva 6-0 0-6 9-7

Tatiana Golovin vs Lindsay Davenport- Golovin leads 1-0
(S1 Dubai R16) Golovin 6-0 2-6 6-3

Maria Sharapova vs (5) Dominika Cibulkova- Cibulkova leads 2-1
(S1 Charleston QF) Sharapova 0-6 6-2 6-1
(S1 Strasbourg R16) Cibulkova 6-0 0-6 6-3
(S1 French Open R16) Cibulkova 6-0 0-6 6-1


Patty Schnyder vs Nathalie Dechy- Dechy leads 1-0
(S1 Indian Wells R16) Dechy 0-6 6-3 6-0

Martina Hingis vs Ma-Emilia Salerni- Salerni leads 1-0
(S1 Fed Cup) Salerni 0-6 6-4 7-5

(6) Shahar Peer vs Maria Kirilenko- Peer leads 2-0
(S1 Doha Final) Peer 6-3 6-2
(S1 Dubai R16) Peer 6-3 6-2


Lucie Safarova vs (2) Nicole Vaidisova- Vaidisova leads 2-0
(S1 French Open SF) Vaidisova 6-3 0-6 6-3
(S1 Birmingham R16) Vaidisova 6-3 0-6 6-3



First Meetings

Jankovic vs Wozniacki
V Williams vs (8) S Williams




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I don't wanna keep qualifying


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Facing Vee

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Good luck pitu!

[B]Gisela Dulko - Paula Ormaechea - Maria Kirilenko -
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Serena and PCDs release their new single




Serena Williams struggles with her tennis these last weeks, but there's a reason to it : she's just kinda losing her passion for tennis slowly but surely...

Serena has a new career, she's now a trained singer and a dancer, she's performing really hard with her Dolls to get to the top of the music business.

The hot girls group, The Pussycat Dolls, will drop their second album on August 1st, but this will be the first one with Reena on it.

Serena was excited about it when we spoke to her, she said "I'm training hard to learn the complicated dance moves and songs lyrics, but it's going well, I'm anxious for the album to go out."

The PCDs just drop their new single, When I Grow Up, with Nicole Scherzinger singing mainly alone during the whole song, Serena said about it, "Well, there's no issue about it between the girls, she sings more, that's it."

When Serena was asked if she was kinda letting down tennis for this new career she said, "Well.... I can have other interests than tennis..." Would it soon be the end of Serena's career... I doubt it, she has too much talent to go away like this...

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Wozniacki in second round

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Sharapova promises she will be more commited to the game as she wants the YEC!



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Sharapova promises she will be more commited to the game as she wants the YEC!


I feel you could be Top 8 already if you sent points more often before
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Favoritism




Two weeks ago at Wimbledon, Serena Williams was harshly attacked by the Tour Director Chris Smith after she said he rigged the draw against her, well it didn't stop Serena making new accusations against him today.

In a short press conference, Serena Williams compared Caroline Wozniacki to the Maria Sharapova of the WTA, she said "Maria was the favorite player of Larry Scott when she was on WTA, so she always had kind draw, same thing on OWTT for Caroline Wozniacki and Chris Smith."

But Serena Williams wanted to be clear, she doesn't blame Caroline Wozniacki at all, only Chris Smith, she said "I'm not mad at her, she didn't choose to be the target of Smith's favoritism."

Queen Ree said Wozniacki has strangely had very kind draw in her three first tournaments, she said "At Wimbledon she was in the bottom part which was very weak. Last week she was in Olaru and Peer quarter's nothing mean to them but their not so great these last weeks. This week she's in my quarter and I know I'm not on a hot streak."

Serena ended her press conference like this: "Smith should try to bring on something new so he can conquer back the interest of all players, if he doesn't find anyways to then he's not good enough to be the tour director and he just has to quit."

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