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JP Morgan Chase Open - LA

Elena will play singles and doubles in LA. Udachi Elena



Elenas quarter:

(8) Amanda Coetzer (RSA) BYE
(Q) Arantxa Parra (ESP) - Angela Haynes (USA)
Tina Pisnik (SLO) - Fabiola Zuluaga (COL)
(10) Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) BYE

(13) Elena Bovina (RUS) BYE
Paola Suarez (ARG) - Alicia Molik (AUS)
Barbara Schett (AUT) - Amy Frazier (USA)
(2) Lindsay Davenport BYE




doubles, Elenas half:

J Lee (USA) / M Tu (USA)
Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) / A Widjaja (INA)

Elena Bovina (RUS) / E Callens (BEL)
(4) Janette Husarova (SVK) / Conchita Martinez (ESP)

Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) / Chanda Rubin (USA)
Elena Dementieva (RUS) / Lina Krasnoroutskaya (RUS)

Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) / Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
(2) Cara Black (ZIM) / Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)
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good luck Lena

time for you to shine
got some big pts to defend soon, so its pick-up time

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Lena, please lose early in LA.

I want no chance of you skipping Toronto on me.
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post #4 of 40 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 2003, 07:38 PM
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Good Luck Lena ! not really an easy draw..
& also in doubles with Els


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That's a good point, a very tough draw.
If Lena wins one match, it's a good tournament.
Two wins means Lindsay. Then it's a huge tournament.

I do think Els will keep Lena in L.A. all week, though. Should be a good team.

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Nah. Lena & Els will lose 1st round hopefully. Davai. Husarova is a very good doubles player.
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What is stopping Lena from playing almost as well as Lindsay?
Is it coaching? Experience?
Lindsay uses her height to her advantage. Is it just a matter of time for Lena?

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What is stopping Lena from playing almost as well as Lindsay?
Is it coaching? Experience?
Lindsay uses her height to her advantage. Is it just a matter of time for Lena?
1) Most important: Lindsay has better groundstrokes... especially on the forehand, while Lena may have a slightly better backhand. Lindsay hits the ball much cleaner than Lena, with more power.

2) Lindsay's serve. Lena's serve sucks... and I've said it a million times. Her motion is awful, so much unnecessary movement and she barely jumps into the court. Lena wastes her height.

3) Lindsay is the more agile player. I've watched their IW match about 10 times now... and Lindsay is the quicker player. It's truly sad watching Lena this year... and comparing her to her 02 USO matches, and win over Venus. Lena IS SOOOOO MUCH SLOWER. I really don't know why she is either.

4) Experience. Lena has absolutely no strategy when she's playing... she just hits, and hopes she can smack a winner. But, you could really say the same for every player, nowadays. At least Lena has been coming to net in the past weeks, however... so maybe that's a good sign.
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Go Lena.
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Step up a gear, Lena
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Thanks Leena. I knew you wouldn't sugarcoat it.
It will be a shame if Lena's serve never has the power of her size. Like Alyona.

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I just sent an e-mail to Craig Kilborn at CBS.
I said he should have Lena as a guest.
He recently had on Lisa Leslie and Finch, so he likes tall athletes.
Then he had a #40, Harkleroad, on. Because he likes Kournikova.
I wrote that Lena, as a Russian tennis player, knows Anna.
And that Lena in a tight dress and heels, is 6-foot-7 of bombshell.
Hopefully he can get Lena on this Friday.

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I hope you're being sarcastic... because nobody in America knows who the hell Lena is.
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The tournament website says Suarez beat Molik, 6-4, 6-4.
If that's right, then Lena plays Suarez in her first match.
Lena follows that match to play her first round doubles match, so I hope she got a scouting report on Suarez.

Vamos Lena!!

Sarcastic, stupid, one of those. She fits his profile. I know it's impossible.
Look at this timing we have.

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Go Paola!!

Vamos Janette and Conchita!!
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