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post #1 of 254 (permalink) Old Mar 22nd, 2004, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Yesterday I went to see girls practicing. I didn't spend a lot of time there, but saw Vera D hitting with Tania Panova. Neither girls hit particularly well.
Tania's coach was there - or someone who is helping her: a young Russian guy.

Vera's mom was on court sitting in the shade. Bad news is that Vera still doesn't have a coach (or at least nobody was there yesterday). It's starting to look pathetic.

I also saw Lina hitting with her mom. Same story here: no coach. Lina's mom was volleying back to Lina who was hitting from the baseline. Unfortunately, those volleyes weren't creating any challenges for Lina.

Tomorrow I'm planning to see Vera, Masha and Alinka play their matches... also maybe Maret and Anna-Lena, Ruxandra and MGM...

Vassilissa is my girl............

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Thanks tenn_ace for the report. Anyway, did you see Elena D?

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no Lena yet or any other top players (except for Serna and a star Alex)... but again I went when it was very hot (noon to 2pm), so maybe they were practicing earlier or later.

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Have fun, tenn_ace and keep us updated
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no Lena yet or any other top players (except for Serna and a star Alex)... but again I went when it was very hot (noon to 2pm), so maybe they were practicing earlier or later.
Thanks again.

Yeah, have fun there tenn_ace. And, keep us posted.

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Thanks and have fun. Please look out for Jelena Dokic for me .
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tenn_ace, I think it's time for Vera Douchevina to start training at the Bollettieri Tennis Academy or the Evert Tennis Academy. If Maria Sharapova can train at Bollettieri's and Maria Kirilenko can train at Evert's then Vera D. can train at one of those academies, too. She really needs to get moving in the right direction. And a good young prospect like her should be have a good coaching situation.

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Thanks tenn_ace for the report. Anyway, did you see Elena D?
yeah, do let us know when u see Elena D working out with her new coach

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thanks for the report tenn_ace

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thanks a lot to everyone... yeah, I'm having a blast watching all the girls who we never get to see on TV (except for Vera D.)

today I arrived a little late (no thanks to a traffic ), so I completely missed Alinka's match. Not sure whether she played so well or Ansley had a bad hair day...

anyways, when I arrived the first match on Masha's court was still in progress. It gave me a little bit of time to wonder around the grounds. Saw lots of players, but mostly not Russians. (with exception of Misha Youzhny).

Masha's match: Masha didn't play badly... It could have been a great result against another player, but the Chinese girls was overpowering Masha. Zi Yan hits with two hands of both sides and moves pretty well, but Masha also wasn't creating much from the baseline. When Masha was able to stay in the rally, she wasn't as consistent as the Chinese. There were few points when Masha mixed up: threw a drop shot, air ball, slice, back spin, lob or angle shot (even though not with a lot of pace). She won probably around 90-95% of those points. Unfortunately, after 2-3 points like that she (Masha) was going back to boom-boom tennis.

Vera's match: Vera was a lot better. Severine got some injury (asked for a medical time out and got a heavy strap on her thigh) after the first set, but she didn't look a lot slower in the second set. vera was just better overpowering the French.
Dinara watched the first set of her match. She was in a great mood, talked to some guy (who, I understood, is with Vera). I wasn't really listenning what they were talking about excpet for one question from that guy. He asked Dinara whether Golovanov is really helping Marat. The way Dinara answered made me think that either someone else has asked that question before or the Safinas have doubts themselves. (basically, she confirmed bery emphatically (sp?))...

I have a little more to report, I will do it a little later...

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Have fun, tenn_ace! Looking forward to your reports

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tenn_ace, I'm not sure I understood this part

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He asked Dinara whether Golovanov is really helping Marat. The way Dinara answered made me think that either someone else has asked that question before or the Safinas have doubts themselves. (basically, she confirmed bery emphatically (sp?))...
Could you be a bit more specific?
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Thanks tenn_ace. Well done Masha, though she should really mix it up more often.
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tenn_ace, I'm not sure I understood this part



Could you be a bit more specific?
yeah.. what do you mean ?

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thanx tenn_ace for the news/reports

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