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AO draw

1st Quarter
Serena Williams USA (1) vs. Emilie Loit FRA
Els Callens BEL vs. Martina Sucha SVK
Alina Jidkova RUS vs. Laura Granville USA
Maureen Drake CAN vs.Tamarine Tanasugarn THA (26)

Eleni Daniilidou GRE (18) vs. Marissa Irvin USA
Conchita Martinez Granados ESP vs. Amy Frazier USA
Daja Bedanova CZE vs. Iveta Benesova CZE
Sarah Taylor USA vs. Nathalie Dechy FRA (16)

Magdalena Maleeva BUL (11) vs. Marion Bartoli FRA
Eva Dyrberg DEN vs. Yoon Jeong Cho KOR
Aniko Kapros HUN vs. Rita Grande ITA
Vera Zvonareva RUS vs. Elena Bovina RUS (20)

Meghann Shaughnessy USA (25) vs. qualifier
Mariana Diaz-Oliva ARG vs. Ludmila Cervanova SVK
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Lubomira Kurhajcova SVK vs. Monica Seles USA (6)

2nd Quarter
Kim Clijsters BEL (4) vs. Samantha Reeves USA
Petra Mandula HUN vs. Silvija Talaja CRO
Tatiana Poutchek BLR vs. Tina Pisnik SLO
Cristina Torrens Valero ESP vs. Iva Majoli CRO (29)

Amanda Coetzer RSA (19) vs. Barbara Schett AUT
Rossana Neffa-De Los Rios PAR vs. Qualifier
Maja Matevzic SLO vs. Casey Dellacqua AUS
Meilen Tu USA vs. Anna Pistolesi ISR (14)

Chanda Rubin USA (10) vs. Qualifier
Patricia Wartusch AUT vs. Mary Pierce FRA
Antonella Serra Zanetti ITA vs. Martina Muller GER
Qualifier vs. Elena Dementieva RUS (17)

Clarisa Fernandez ARG (28) vs. Adriana Szili AUS
Asa Svensson SWE vs. Magui Serna ESP
Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian SUI vs. Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI
Qualifier vs. Anastasia Myskina RUS (8)


3rd Quarter
Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL (5) vs. Myriam Casanova SUI
Henrieta Nagyova SVK vs. Anna Kournikova RUS
Jill Craybas USA vs. Virginie Razzano FRA
Dinara Safina RUS vs. Katarina Srebotnik SLO (32)

Tatiana Panova RUS (24) vs. Angelika Roesch GER
Akiko Morigami JPN vs. Qualifier
Iroda Tulyaganova UZB vs. Alicia Molik AUS
Camille Pin FRA vs. Lindsay Davenport USA (9)

Alexandra Stevenson USA (15) vs. Elena Baltacha GBR
Cara Black ZIM vs. Denisa Chladkova CZE
Barbara Rittner GER vs. Evie Dominikovic AUS
Libuse Prusova CZE vs. Anne Kremer LUX (22)

Janette Husarova SVK (30) vs. Qualifier
Shinobu Asagoe JPN vs. Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP
Stephanie Foretz FRA vs. Evgenia Koulikovskaya RUS
Marlene Weingartner GER vs. Jennifer Capriati USA (3)

4th quarter
Daniela Hantuchova SVK (7) vs. Fabiola Zuluaga COL
Elena Likhovtseva RUS vs. Adriana Serra Zanetti ITA
Qualifier vs. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP
Samantha Stosur AUS vs. Conchita Martinez ESP (31)

Ai Sugiyama JPN (21) vs. Angelique Widjaja INA
Greta Arn GER vs. Nadia Petrova RUS
Marta Marrero ESP vs. Jelena Kostanic CRO
Wynne Prakusya INA vs. Patty Schnyder SUI (12)

Silvia Farina Elia ITA (13) vs. Flavia Pennetta ITA
Mashona Washington USA vs. Nicole Pratt AUS
Rachel McQuillan AUS vs. Tathiana Garbin ITA
Dally Randriantefy MAD vs. Paola Suarez ARG (23)

Lisa Raymond USA (27) vs. Qualifier
Anca Barna GER vs. Francesca Schiavone ITA
Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP vs. Qualifier
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS vs. Venus Williams USA (2)


Not too bad, a fellow Swiss. And possibly Myskina in 2nd round, could have been worse too!

Good luck Marie!!!

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hmmm... first i have to wait AGES for an all-swiss match, and then 2 come along within a matter of weeks....
sorry emanuelle, but i'll have to cheer for marie this time!

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nervous already?

I need all my nerves for Amanda's match, so MGM will have to do it easy

Good luck Marie!!!

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linda!

yeah, i am nervous!
i guess you'll really need your nerves for amanda, that's gonna be a tough match (though you never know with babsi schett these days...)


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I hate matches between 2 players of the same country in the first round! Except for when you're from Russia or the US and have 50 players in the draws, you don't want anyone from your country to lose in the first round, so you can't really root for your favourite It's happened a couple of times in the mens tournaments with Dutchies, I really didn't like these matches!

I just hope Amanda will win that match, and hopefully easy! Same for MGM of course

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Except for when you're from Russia or the US and have 50 players in the draws
LOL, that's what i always think when people are complaining about, say, bovina meeting zvonareva in the first round, it's like: no wonder when there are so many of them around.


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Emmanuelle Gagliardi (SUI) d Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian (SUI) 61 20 ret (Mikaelian retired with a left rib stress fracture)
this doesn't sound very good. i don't care about the loss, i just hope marie will get well soon.


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I was wondering what it was, I hoped it was "just" a sprained ankle or something

This indeed doesn't sound good at all Really hope she gets well soon!

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from the website of swiss newspaper tagesanzeiger:

Das «Romandie-Derby» bei den Frauen endete unerwartet einseitig. Emmanuelle Gagliardi (WTA 60) führte gegen Marie-Gaïané Mikaelian (WTA 36) 6:1, 3:0, als die Waadtländerin überraschend aufgab. Mikaelian löste das Geheimnis an der Pressekonferenz auf: «Ich habe einen Ermüdungsbruch in einer Rippe und kann kaum atmen.»

Mikaelian hatte schon Probleme an der Gold Coast gehabt, kam dann dort aber dennoch ins Final. Eine Röntgenuntersuchung am Montag brachte dann den Befund. «Jetzt muss ich wohl sicher einen Monat pausieren», sagte Mikaelian mit leiser Stimme.

Trotz des unschönen Endes durfte sich Gagliardi redlich über den ersten Sieg an einem Grand-Slam-Turnier unter ihrem neuen Coach Eric van Harpen freuen, nachdem sie bei der gemeinsamen Premiere in Auckland schon den Halbfinal erreicht hatte. Sie spielte gestern offensiv und variantenreicher als früher und wirkte ausgeglichener.

«Es war mit 26 Jahren Zeit etwas zu ändern. Eric will nicht mein Tennis ändern aber wir arbeiten hart an den Details», begründete Gagliardi den Wechsel von Francesco Restelli zum holländischen Schleifer. Nächste Gegnerin Gagliardis ist die letztjährige Aufsteigerin Anastasia Myskina (Russ/8).



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a month Well, I guess it's less than it sounds, cos the AO is 2 weeks already. Just hope she will be fot for Antwerp!

Nice to hear Van Harpen coaches Gagliardi!

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a month Well, I guess it's less than it sounds, cos the AO is 2 weeks already. Just hope she will be fot for Antwerp!
linda, you're going to the tournament in antwerp again? i hope for you that marie will play there so you can see her. will you do reports? that'd be so cool!!

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Nice to hear Van Harpen coaches Gagliardi!
yeah, it's great for her, i'm sure. i just wonder what happens when eric bumps into patty...


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Yeah, well I'm going there one day only (it's so expensive!), so I'll only see 2 quarterfinals. But it would be great if I saw Marie, cos I 'discovered' her in Antwerp last year when I saw her match against Dechy!

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i remember you talking about that match.

yeah, tennis tournaments are horribly expensive, aren't they? i went to see all of swisscom challenge, but it was a real luxury, kind of an early christmas present to myself. if i'll go again i'll probably only be able to go for one or two days. it's a real pity.


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yeah, the prizes really suck

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