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Akgul is playing in the 75K in Lebanon this week.
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Tashkent Photos....




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Akgul Amanmuradova
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Official Website: http://www.akgulamanmuradova.com
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- I went to Tashkent Open...yesss TASHKENT!!!! Twice!!! -
Davai-Akgul (3)Amanmuradova/Daniilidou (UZB/GRE) #MyDreamTeam

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And an interview from the Tashkent Open website...


2009-09-24

Interview of the day Ė Akgul Amanmuradova
By Sunder Iyer (On behalf of the Tashkent Open Media Team)

Uzbekistanís top player Akgul Amanmuradova did not let down her fans , reaching the last of the Tashkent Open. Coming through a third set tiebreak win lasting 2 hrs 40 mins against Ekaterina Bychkova , she spoke to the media team.

Congratulations, How does it feel, winning today winning a close encounter on your home turf ?
Akgul :
Today is a big day for me to win here in Tashkent , my home town. Iím thrilled to have taken revenge over Byckova who had defeated me in France a few weeks back. Had I won the match I would have quailifed for the US Open,
But it is sweet victory and worked very hard today for the win.

Probably this was the longest match youíve ever played in Tashkent in the last eight years?
Akgul:
Smiles, I Think Bychkova is a very good player and she deserves all praise for her performance today. The way she has being playing it is solid, sheís a fighter and I had to really fight hard for a win. Iím happy to have won such a long match. The other thing is that this win is going to give me a lot of confidence about my game.

You played patchy tennis, being on top at one moment and then hitting the bottom almost instantly ?
Akgul :
Frankly the whole of the year Iíve been playing patchy tennis, itís not only this match. Earlier I used to be playing 2 meters behind the baseline. But my coach has been asking me to be more aggressive and move on to the net.

You see Iím not to young to adapt immediately, and this takes time, also Iíve not had time to stop and work on the game, but all the practice takes place during matches and the spare time. So I have to keep trying in matches and thatís when mistakes occur.

Iím happy that the changes are working and are surely positive and helping my game better. Iím more aggressive now and even today my aggression helped me to win important points, which tilted the advantage to my favour.

What are other things youíre working on?
Akgul :
I have to work on my focus, today on the circuit everyone is the same player , standards are same , but the mentally stronger players achieve more . Iím improving my mental toughness.

You have lost your singles rankings, but your doubles rankings have improved?
Akgul:
Yes Iím having my best doubles ranking of my career, Like I said Iím working on a new game and this is perfect for doubles, and the results are also showing and so are my rankings in doubles .

What are youíre goals short term and long term?
Akgul:
To do well at this Tournament is my first priority. Then we have few challengers and the Kremlin Cup. The idea is to stop playing tournaments in November so we will have enough time to practice and start the New Year on bright note at the Australian Open.

The long term is to improve my best singles ranking, by early next year. We took a break and worked on the game, Iím sure that the remaining year will see me back on track.

It was great to watch so many people come to watch you play today and cheer for you?
Akgul:
Itís a good so many people came to watch the match on their own, The crowd support helped me morally and Iím surely not going to let them down . Also for the youngsters watching there was a lessonĒ If one keeps fighting results will comeĒ

Any thoughts about the next match ?
Akgul :
Every match and opponent is tough , next Iím playing Voegele , sheís smart player and has a solid game . Iíll have to stay focused, Iíve a slight advantage as I have won our earlier encounter , But Iím giving it all
for sure.

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Hi everyone!!

Did anyone manage to record the stream of the Tashkent final? If anyone did, I would love to see it...please let me know... (Was on a flight to Athens at the time so I missed it)

I have a copy of the full semi final match, if anyone would like to see it - will upload it in the next few days and post it on the website!!!


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Tashkent Open 2009 - Amanmuradova def. Shvedova (SF)




I've uploaded the full match - in 5 parts - can be seen on the website...

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(btw - Sorry for the lack of sound...it was a problem with the software)

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Updated Results

ITF 100k Athens -
R1 Baltacha def. Amanmuradova 3-6 7-5 7-6

ITF 75k Lebanon -
R1 Amanmuradova def. Abramovic 6-4 6-2
R2 Amanmuradova def. Kachlikova w/o
QF Koryttseva def. Amanmuradova 7-6 6-2

Kremlin Cup -
QR1 Amanmuradova def. Hrdinova 6-4 6-3
QR2 Savchuk def. Amanmuradova 4-6 6-4 7-5
R1 Amanmuradova/Niculescu def. Olaru/Palkina 6-0 6-1
QF Amanmuradova/Niculescu def. Koryttseva/Poutchek 6-0 7-6

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already two bagels fro Akgul and Monica in moscow
keep it up girls

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Happy New Year everyone!!!


Akgul starts 2010 as Ranked - 85 in singles / 38 in doubles

Her first tournament of the year is Brisbane Qualies...

QR1 - Amanmuradova vs. Krajicek




Davai Akgul!!!

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Good luck Akgul!
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Updated Results

Brisbane -
QR1 Krajicek def. Amanmuradova 6-3 6-4
R1 Amanmuradova/Chan def. Benesova/Errani 2-6 6-3 12-10
QF Amanmuradova/Chan def. Pavlyuchenkova/Voskoboeva 6-2 7-5
SF Hlavackova/Hradecka def. Amanmuradova/Chan 2-6 6-4 10-7

Sydney -
QR1 Pavlyuchenkova def. Amanmuradova 6-0 7-6
R1 Amanmuradova/Coin def. Jans/Rosolska 6-3 6-4
QF Groenefeld/King def. Amanmuradova/Coin 6-4 6-2

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Next Matches...

Australian Open -
R1 Amanmuradova vs. Barrois
Doubles R1 Amanmuradova/Tanasugarn vs. Olaru/Savchuk

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What a nice win for Akgul today in IW qualies! She beat Chanelle Scheepers 63 57 61. Hope she can start getting back on track now. It's sad to see her name on the entry list for a 25K in Florida next week. But I know she just wants to get more matches in, so really, it's a good move.
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Video of Akgul from a doubles match with Darya Kustova vs. Zheng Zie and CHan Yung-Jan in Key Biscayne on March 25, 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRD7Or3qH64

Akgul's reaction at the pronunciation of her name by the umpire is priceless!

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Another video of Akgul from 1R doubles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO_ly3vUcPA

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