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What is a "Cinderella Run" ???

How do you define it/ qualify for it??
Safina this week? Bartoli?? LenaD @ RG 04?? Who else??

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Cinderella run generally means the player was a big underdog in a number of matches and finishes in loosing in a semifinal or final. A Cinderella ending is when they win the tournament. Its all the more spectacular when they return from injury and/or its in front of a home crowd and/or the player is a young up and comer.

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How do you define it/ qualify for it??
Safina this week? Bartoli?? LenaD @ RG 04??

A Cinderella run is when a loser finally breaks through and tears up the field with good/massive scalps.

Safina this week qualifies as a Cinderella run because most people on this board thought she was done, she was a headcase, she's a mess, she's over, etc. But she knocks out Henin on clay and Serena, who is playing well and is in the finals of a 3 million dollar Tier 1 tournament.


Bartoli, I guess could be a Cinderella run

LenaD at Roalnd Garros??? Well, I think Myskina is the headliner from that slam because she was completing her own Cinderella run also, which happens to destroy LenaD's Cinderella run at the same time

Hantuchova at Indian Wells '02 and '07 = Cinderella run

Stevenson @ Wimby semis = Cinderella run

Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together" from The Emancipation of MIMI, 2005, spending 14 weeks at #1 was definitely a Cinderella run.
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Casey @ OZ Open this year was definantly one.

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Alona @ Luxembourg two years ago?
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Casey @ OZ Open this year was definantly one.
An Aussie makes the 4th round and it's a cinderella run Oh, How the mighty have fallen
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LenaD at Roalnd Garros??? Well, I think Myskina is the headliner from that slam because she was completing her own Cinderella run also, which happens to destroy LenaD's Cinderella run at the same time
crap i just forget that vampire-b**** in the end

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I think Maria in Wimbledon 04 is the best of the best Cinderella Run.
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An Aussie makes the 4th round and it's a cinderella run Oh, How the mighty have fallen
I said CASEY! - not an AUSSIE. From where Casey was a couple years back and who she beat to get there. It was definantly a Cinderella run!

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2R - def. #10 Mauresmo 64 36 62
3R - def. #232 Pierce 76(4) 62
QF - def. #7 Williams 26 64 75
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1R - def. #66 Ruano Pascual 62 63
2R - def. #10 Mauresmo 64 36 62
3R - def. #232 Pierce 76(4) 62
QF - def. #7 Williams 26 64 75
SF - def. #1 Capriati 64 63
F - l. to #58 Majoli 76(5) 64
What tourney, who made the run, and when?



Edit, it was Patty @ 2002 Charleston


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Pierce, RG 2005

Daniela Hantuchova.

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What tourney, who made the run, and when?

Hingis, RG 1997

Daniela Hantuchova.

Casey Dellacqua, Jelena Jankovic, Anna-Lena Groenefeld,
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What tourney, who made the run, and when?

Think it was Patty in Charleston - like in 2002 or something

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Hingis, RG 1997
Bugger, i knew it straight away LOL

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