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MIKAELIAN V MALEEVA - SUNDAY'S MATCH OF THE DAY

The Swisscom Challenge starts its main draw on Sunday with a full and attractive programme. In the third main draw match of the day the discovery of last year Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian will take to the court in the Schluefweg Arena - some time in late afternoon - to challenge the in-form Bulgarian Magdalena Maleeva.
The Sunday order of play is testimony to the fact that the tournament still has immensely attractive matches to offer despite the withdrawals of Serena Williams and Martina Hingis. Starting at noon, the schedule of Silvia Farina Elia (ranked 14) facing the 19th-ranked Amanda Coetzer, followed by Chanda Rubin (13) against Anna Smashnova (18), and Mikaelian versus Maleeva (15) means five of the world's top 20 are in action.
Last October the then 17-year-old Mikaelian delighted the crowd in Kloten when she showed unexpected maturity to beat the top-ranked Russians Elena Dementieva and Tatiana Panova, and only fell in the quarter-finals to Jennifer Capriati in front of a packed house. Since then Mikaelian has picked up her first WTA Tour title (in Tashkent), and that earned her a wildcard from the organisers of the Swisscom Challenge (along with Myriam Casanova). It won't be easy for the young woman from canton Vaud to repeat her achievements of last year, because her first round opponent is in remarkable form. Maggie Maleeva beat three top 10 players in Filderstadt last week, starting with Venus Williams, and she leads the head-to-head with Mikaelian 2-1, though the last time they played the Swiss won convincingly (6-1 6-1 in Quebec City).
Patty Schnyder has had better luck with her draw. The 24-year-old from Basel will open against a qualifier, and if she wins that she has a crack at the Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo, against whom she has won four of their 10 matches. Myriam Casanova, who beat Justine Henin en route to the quarter-finals in Filderstadt, has drawn the veteran Spaniard Conchita Martinez with the winner facing the top-seeded Jennifer Capriati. The Australian Open champion Capriati joins the other three top seeds - Lindsay Davenport (2), Justine Henin (3) and Mauresmo (4) - in having a bye into the second round.
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Go Mikaelian!!!

Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.

also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.
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I think they will all have to play exceptionally well to out-do the Coetzer-Farina Elia match, even only for the drama and very very long games.... very competitive
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Mikaelian - Maleeva *6-5


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ugh, why do they all suck????????
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*30-40 bp for maleeva...
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Maleeva vs Mikaelian 5-7 1-1*

that's their 4th ( ) meeting this year !!!!


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