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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old Jun 20th, 2003, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Lena at Wimbledon

Jelena Dokic (11) v. Elena Baltacha
Emmanuelle Gagliardi v. Stephanie Cohen Aloro
Maria Sharapova v. Ashley Harkleroad
Saori Obata v. Elena Bovina (21)


A tough draw, indeed...

Obata just beat Dokic 6-3 6-1 in Eastbourne...

Sharapova reached the SF's of Birmingham...

It's funny how the 2 seeds in this section could arguably be the worst players currently.

Considering Lena just lost to Anne Keothavong, a Brit... (A BRIT ... WTF ARE YOU DOING, LENA??? )... I doubt she'll have any confidence that she'll even win a match here...

If Lena can start playing well here... since Momo pulled out... she has a great chance at reaching the QF's... but that seems so far away...

Whatever, though...

UDACHI LENA!
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Jelena Dokic (11) v. Elena Baltacha
Emmanuelle Gagliardi v. Stephanie Cohen Aloro
Maria Sharapova v. Ashley Harkleroad
Saori Obata v. Elena Bovina (21)


A tough draw, indeed...

Obata just beat Dokic 6-3 6-1 in Eastbourne...

Sharapova reached the SF's of Birmingham...

It's funny how the 2 seeds in this section could arguably be the worst players currently.

Considering Lena just lost to Anne Keothavong, a Brit... (A BRIT ... WTF ARE YOU DOING, LENA??? )... I doubt she'll have any confidence that she'll even win a match here...

Whatever, though...

UDACHI LENA!
Really, though, this is a great section to be in! Who wouldn't want to be in Jelena's section these days; it's like hitting the jackpot! I hope Elena is ready to throw off her slump and get through this bit of the draw, at least. She has to be excited at her great luck to be thrown in with JD. Though, I believe she usually throws off her slumps somewhere less visible, in Eastern Europe maybe!

As for Maria, well, first she has to get by Ashley. If she wins that, Maria can beat Slumping Elena, but not Other Elena, the Elena who broke the back of The Russian Titleless Curse.

But, which Elena, SE or OE, will play at Wimbledon???
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What's SE or OE?

Maria should beat Ashley... Ashley's never played on grass, her style doesn't suit grass at all, and she lost her last match 0-6 0-6

It's not really great luck being paired with Jelena... who else in 9-16 seed range is that much better? If Jelena plays well... she's better than all of them.

I like Maria S. too... but we're supposed to cheer for Bovina (or everyone cheers for Lena, and I be my normal cynical self. )
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SE = Slumping Elena
OE = Other Elena (non-slumping!), but I will change it to:
WE = Winning Elena!

Hey, of course I will root for Elena against Maria if they play, Leena! You should know that by now.
Maria is 16. She has all the time in the world. Elena needs to get back in gear NOW. WE needs to show the door to SE toute de suite!
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There's more Lena's than that. And they change every point. She has the violent mood swings like me.

You can actually tell by Lena's different grunts, how she's feeling.

Lena still has a lot of time, also... she's only 20, and she started a bit later than most girls. Plus, her game is suitable to playing for a long time... since she doesn't rely on her speed.
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That's true, she does have time. No need for us (or her) to get anxious yet. But I suspect that she will start to feel Ms. WE coming on only when she gets back on the hardcourts. In other words, AFTER, not DURING, Wimbledon.

But I hope I am very, very wrong! Hey, I was wrong about Elena D. winning a very respectable title this year! There's nothing like it, being wrong!
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I saw the beginning of her great play in the Qualis of Montreal, last year... I hope it doesn't start in Toronto... make it sooner.
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yes, that would be a bit late for my liking, too.
How about Fed Cup?
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Good Luck Lena! win wimbly


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Good Luck Lena! win wimbly
I wish I could be that positive.
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Hmmm...if Lena is in her 2002 US OPEN form, she could easily pull a QF in this draw, but she's playing waaaay worse. I think she'd be lucky to make the 2nd round, but I still believe Lena has the fighting spirit within that can pull her out of this mess!!

Good Luck Radwanska Sisters!


Sorana Cirstea - Stefanie Voegele - Michelle Larcher de Brito - Alexandra Dulgheru



Martina I will miss you!!
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If Lena plays anywhere near her best... she'll reach QF in this pathetic draw.

But, as we know, she's been terrible...

This match vs. Obata is one of the biggest of her career, IMO. She desperately needs some confidence in her game... and the time is NOW to get it.
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It's not really great luck being paired with Jelena... who else in 9-16 seed range is that much better? If Jelena plays well... she's better than all of them.
What's this? First ignoring my thread for Wimbledon and then crediting my favorite player? I guess you kind of even it out huh?

Nice to see you back to your posting ways.

I wouldn't expect Lena to win a match here unless something really drastic happens.
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What's this? First ignoring my thread for Wimbledon and then crediting my favorite player? I guess you kind of even it out huh?

Nice to see you back to your posting ways.

I wouldn't expect Lena to win a match here unless something really drastic happens.
Aaron, don't be so negative!

Lena will beat Obata.
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Does Elena play tomorrow? I'd rather get it over with fast, win or lose ...
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