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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 2003, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Monica still in pain

Seles Eases Into Last Eight in Dubai
Tue February 18, 2003 01:03 PM ET
By Barry Wood

DUBAI (Reuters) - Monica Seles reached the quarter-finals of the Dubai Open Tuesday, shrugging aside a troublesome ankle to beat Italy's Francesca Schiavone 6-3 6-2.

Having broken to lead 2-0 with the aid of several acutely angled groundstrokes, Seles then lost the next 10 points.

But she settled again, broke to lead 5-4 when Schiavone double-faulted and served out for the first set.

In the second set, although fourth-seeded Seles failed to convert a break point at 1-1, she forced a baseline error to break for 3-2 and struck a fierce crosscourt backhand winner to break again for 5-2.

"I'm not playing my best tennis of my career, so I'm just happy to win today," she said.

"I've been making a lot of unforced errors and just trying to do my best. I still feel a little bit of pain on the ankle I injured in Australia."


I've sprained my ankle before, and it does take a long time to fully heal or feel normal again.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 2003, 07:34 PM
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Poor Monica, hang in there!!!!!!

Come back EVENTUALLY Cappy!! Ok this clearly was written back in a day when I still had faith..


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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2003, 02:14 AM
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Why does Monica continue to play in pain? I know she has to defend points but still I thnk Monica should have given her ankle more time to recover.


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Ankle sprains can vary in severity... obviously this one must be pretty bad if it's bothering her for over a month now. I don't see the reason why she needs to play a tourney like Dubai.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2003, 03:52 AM
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I had no idea. I didn't even really think it would be a factor last week. Must be a pretty bad sprain, much worse than the one she had in 2000.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2003, 04:20 AM
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she took a nasty twist with her ankle this year at the AO. SHE SHOULDN'T BE PLAYING IF ITS BOTHERING HER AT ALL..
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2003, 05:38 AM
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take more rest Monica....
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2003, 06:21 AM
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Please Monica take a rest

Good Luck to:
Marta Domachowska, Joanna Sakowicz, Olga Brózda, Natalia Kołat, Karolina Kosińska, Magdalena Kiszczyńska, Klaudia Jans, Alicja Rosolska and the other polish girls

Monica Seles, Elena Dementieva, Kveta Hrdlickova, Karolina Woźniacki, Aiko Nakamura, Silvija Talaja , Darina Sedenkova
, Liga Dekmeijere, Margit Ruutel

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