Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu." - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
cheo23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: IN,USA
Posts: 4,254
                     
Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

Omg, Patty, prepare yourself for a loss if you don't know anything about the GREAT stanford star!!!!

http://www.redwoodcitydailynews.com/.../2008-7-12-bow

Tennis stars ready to go
Serena Williams one of many big names in the Stanford field
By John Reid / Daily News Staff Writer

Serena Williams is the No. 1 seed at next week's Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University. Tournament Director Adam Barrett is banking, so to speak, on Williams showing up to attract a large gate. Williams has committed to play in recent years, only to drop out at the last minute, citing injuries.

"Serena has her hotel and her flight booked," Barrett said. "If she backs out, she always does it before the draw. It would be important to have her here. She's a Grand Slam winner numerous times."

The tournament draw was Friday afternoon, and Williams' name stood on the board as one of four top seeds who received a first-round bye. Defending champion Anna Chakvetadze of Russia is seeded No. 2, Russian Vera Zvonareva is No. 3 and Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova is fourth.

Switzerland's Patty Schnyder, a BOW finalist two years ago, is seeded No. 5. Schnyder is the No. 1-ranked player in her country and No. 13 in the world.

"I really like playing this tournament," Schnyder said. "The crowd supports all the players, and the players like playing here."

Schnyder tweaked her ankle at the French Open, where she made it all the way to the quarterfinals. She was ousted in the first round at Wimbledon. Schnyder's first-round opponent is former Stanford star Amber Liu, which should make for an intriguing match.

"My health is good," Schnyder said. "I came here early to get ready to play good tennis. I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

"Patty's match with Amber should be one of the better opening matches," Barrett said. "Amber is used to playing here and will have the home crowd behind her."


Ten of the top 25 players in the world are here, including eight players who have been ranked in the top 10 during their careers. The field has a combined 35 Grand Slam titlists - 11 singles, 15 doubles and nine mixed doubles.

The Bank of the West also has a strong Olympic flavor with 21 of the top 28 players representing their countries at the Beijing Olympics Aug. 10-17. Three of the six American Olympians are in the field, including Williams and Lindsay Davenport. The third U.S. Olympian is Liezel Huber, who is half of the world's No. 1-ranked doubles team, along with partner Cara Black. Davenport, a three-time Grand Slam winner, was placed ninth on the ladder. Davenport plays Italy's Francesca Schiavone, the No. 8 seed, in a first-round match of note.

"It's hard to say that this is a strong field," Barrett said. "But it's better than last year. Two years ago, the field didn't look that strong, but look where those players are today."

Thirty-two players start qualifying for four at-large berths today, including former Cardinal players Anne Yelsey and Theresa Logar and Stanford sophomore Hilary Barte, the 2008 ITA National Rookie of the Year as a freshman.

The finals are a week from Sunday. For tickets, go to www.bankofthewestclassic.com.



E-mail John Reid at

jreid@dailynewsgroup.com
cheo23 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 07:45 PM
It's like cool epilepsy.
 
Ellery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Brissy
Posts: 64,971
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

Why would she know anything about Amber
Ellery is offline  
post #3 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 07:52 PM
country flag ce
Senior Member
 
ce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Belgrade
Posts: 17,692
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

well i dont know either

1.
ce is offline  
post #4 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 08:02 PM
Senior Member
 
young_gunner913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: California
Posts: 53,584
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

Please Amber, send that furball packing.

And here you are, a black unicorn.
Mythical and mystical since the day that you were born.
young_gunner913 is offline  
post #5 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 08:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 18,395
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

Oh dear. You really need to comprehend that Amber isn't that good of a player.
dybbuk is offline  
post #6 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Most Loved Member
 
Kworb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 11,143
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

Quote:
Ten of the top 25 players in the world are here, including eight players who have been ranked in the top 10 during their careers. The field has a combined 35 Grand Slam titlists - 11 singles, 15 doubles and nine mixed doubles.
How many without Lindsay and Serena?

2016 saviors of the WTA

ANGELIQUE KERBER 63 75 DOMINIKA CIBULKOVA 60 60
LOUISA CHIRICO 60 60 IRINA-CAMELIA BEGU 63 62 KARIN KNAPP 63 67 60

Last edited by Kworb; Jul 12th, 2008 at 08:17 PM.
Kworb is offline  
post #7 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Senior Member
 
Slumpsova's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: home
Posts: 15,012
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

that's insulting
Slumpsova is offline  
post #8 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 11,526
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

Oh Patty I love how she never holds her tongue when she speaks.

that said, I'd be pissed if I was Liu.
hankqq is offline  
post #9 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Adal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 21,986
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

Patty GeT It ToGEthEr!!!!!!111111

Maria Sharapova
wim 04 / uso 06 / ao 08 / rg 12 / rg 14
Adal is offline  
post #10 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Dubai Love
 
Uranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 52,613
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kworb View Post
How many without Lindsay and Serena?
5 doubles and 7 mixed


Uranium is offline  
post #11 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 08:29 PM
La Divina Assoluta
 
The Dawntreader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 11,065
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

The only time i heard of her is when she played Clijsters in the first round of the US Open in 2003. From what i read she gave a decent account of herself, losing 6-2 6-3 i think

Though 5 years on, i dont know what the hell she's been up to on the tour
The Dawntreader is offline  
post #12 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
cheo23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: IN,USA
Posts: 4,254
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uranium View Post
5 doubles and 7 mixed
LOL why don't they just also announce the number of career titles of ALL the players in the field
cheo23 is offline  
post #13 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 117
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

is amber liu
engaged to michael chang?
beatlessub is offline  
post #14 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
cheo23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: IN,USA
Posts: 4,254
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

Quote:
Originally Posted by beatlessub View Post
is amber liu
engaged to michael chang?
That's her coach
cheo23 is offline  
post #15 of 39 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Senior Member
 
drake3781's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 15,915
                     
Re: Patty Schnyder: "I don't know anything about Amber Liu."

Even I've seen Amber Liu play, and I haven't seen that many tournaments. I think players should watch other matches more often, during tournaments; actually it is surprising that they don't.
drake3781 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome