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Lightbulb *~ Indian Wells Thread ~*

First time since 2002 when we have two Bulgarians into a WTA tournament

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Yes, it is really a rare thing.

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We know that they can do in USA
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And the third is Krivencheva.

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well, Svetlana is 0-6 this year and 0-8 in last 8 tournaments, so it will be wonderful if she repeats that 64 61 against Martinez-Granadoz from Gorizia last year
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Honestly I cannot believe she can beat Martinez-Granados but salutes to her for still trying to play Tier I's


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Maggie plays doubles with Liezel, I guess they will pair up as long as Ai isn´t back on the tour. Hopefully they can play in Miami, too.

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yes I hope they will be able to defend their doubles crown from Miami


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Sesil continues to impress!! Defeats Stevenson 62 26 61 in R1

Maggie will meet Benesova in R2


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Talented teens make successful debuts at Indian Wells
Thursday March 11, 07:02 PM


INDIAN WELLS, United States (AFP) - Sesil Karatancheva and Alisa Kleybanova may be the youngest players in the Indian Wells tournament draw, but that didn't stop them from making their WTA Tour debuts successful ones.



The two 14-year-olds recorded three-set victories over their more experienced opponents on Wednesday, advancing to the second round of the 2.1 million dollar WTA event.

"I am so excited this is something I really wanted to do," said Karatancheva, of Bulgaria.

Karatancheva, who is just 14 years, seven months, beat American Alexandra Stevenson 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 in an evening match at the main 16,100-seat stadium.

"When I found out I was playing Alexandra Stevenson I was really nervous. Then when I got out on there and saw all the seats I thought 'My God'.

"I feel like I want to do something special, something that has never been done before. I want to be the first to do something (in tennis)."

With that, wild card entry Karatancheva then predicted she would win the Indian Wells event.

A bold statement, maybe, but it is that same confidence that has allowed her to break into the top rung of ladies professional tennis at an age when most teenagers are still dreaming of driving a car.

"I'm a Leo, and so I'm always right and never wrong. My dad and I have big battles over that. I do what I want. I need to change that about myself," said Karatancheva.

Told Jennifer Capriati made the final of a WTA tournament at age 13, Karatancheva said, "I'm going to beat that."

Russian teen Kleybanova rallied to beat Jelena Kostanic of Croatia 2-6, 6-0, 7-5.

Kleybanova advances to play 10th seed Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi in the second round.

Karatancheva moves on to face Spanish 17th seed Magui Serna.

"I have no idea who that is. It doesn't matter to me who I play. I play the way I know I can that is good enough for me," she said.


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Well done Sesil and good luck against Magui.
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GL both Bulgarians.

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Colorful Bulgarian teenager spices up tournament

KEN PETERS, AP Sports Writer
Saturday, March 13, 2004


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(03-13) 16:08 PST INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) --

With the brashness of youth, 14-year-old Sesil Karatancheva spoke in no uncertain terms about how she intends to soundly beat her next opponent.

The teenager's mentor and coach, Nick Bollettieri, listened and cringed.

Bollettieri, who coached Monica Seles, believes he has another future star in Karatancheva, although he may sometimes feels like slapping a muzzle on the effusive youngster from Sofia, Bulgaria.

A wild card making her debut on the WTA Tour, Karatancheva stormed back from a 5-3 deficit in the third set Saturday to take a 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 victory over 25th-ranked Magui Serna, the No. 17 seed at Indian Wells.

Karatancheva, ranked 282nd, next faces Maria Sharapova of Russia in the third round on Monday. Sharapova is No. 24 and seeded 16th.

"I'm saying I can kick her (butt) off," said Karatancheva, who accused Sharapova of ducking a recent practice match against her at Bollettieri's tennis academy in Florida.

"I was like, `Whatever. I'm going to get you,"' Karatancheva said.

Sharapova, told of the remarks, does some training at the academy but said she wasn't scheduled to play Karatancheva there and really doesn't know much about her.

"I'm sure she's a great young player. There are many right now. But I'm going to wait until Monday. It (Karatancheva's comments) don't bother me at all," said Sharapova, herself only 16.


Bollettieri likes Karatancheva's spirit -- and potential.

"I believe I have another No. 1," he said. "But she's so young now and too boastful."

Bollettieri said Karatancheva plays more of a power game than Seles did, and "she knows no fear."

The coach shook his head and said Karatancheva is awful in practice: "When you tell her to hit it softer, she hits it harder. That's her way."

The colorful Karatancheva, who has attended school some in the United States, speaks English like a regular American teen, liberally sprinkling in "You know" and "like."

She hated tennis when she first started playing in Sofia when she was five, saying, "I thought this is the most ridiculous, boring unbelievable game anybody every made in this world, OK?

"Why am I wasting my time instead of going to the movies, playing with my friends?"

As she got better, she noticed people were congratulating her, her parents were happy, and "you get everything you want."

"I was like, `Yeah, why not?"' Karatancheva said, grinning. "When I got to the age of 11, I was like, `You know what, that's the thing I want to make my life with. That's the thing I'm going to (use to) prove I'm something in this world."'

She has won several minor tournaments, including one in Greece and another that she described as her big shot so far, saying, "I won $50,000 in China."


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