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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Brava Mara Santangelo!!!

Ok, enough's enough.
Fourth round at the Australian Open - this girl deserves her own thread!!!

Mara continued her winning ways by knocking off another seed. Last night she defeated the Greek Goddess (Eleni Daniilidou) in three sets to move into the Round of 16. Here are her results so far:

128 W Magui SERNA (ESP) 6-7(3) 7-5 6-4
64 W Barbara SCHETT (AUT) 7-6(3) 0-6 6-3
32 W Eleni DANIILIDOU (GRE) 6-4 5-7 6-3

She next faces the Justine Locamotive. Can she derail yet another seed? Stay tuned...

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 10:50 AM
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Yes, she mut be an extremely good player and she's handled nerves very well. I'm also happy because she beat Daniilidou and Serna, two players that I don't like...


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post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 11:38 AM
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She has been amazing so far. To be a qualifier and reach the fourth round, beating Serna and Daniilidou on the way is worthy of applause!

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post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 12:10 PM
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Well done ! Good luck against Justine
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post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 12:30 PM
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I don't exactly like Santangelo but if she has made it this far.....

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post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 12:34 PM
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She defeated Wynne in the 1st round qualifying

But on her doing so well to reach 4th Rd. Now I don't feel bad that wynne lost to a good player

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This will do WONDERS to her ranking! Congratulations to Mara!

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post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 01:48 PM
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Congrats Mara!!
Good luck against Justine.
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post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 02:17 PM
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Amazing Mara Holy Angel!
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post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 03:25 PM
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Amazing Mara!
keep going
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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 04:10 PM
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although i'm pissed eleni is out of the tournament i have to give credit to santangelo

she's playing some really good tennis this year...

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Just guess who won most points of players still competing ...

Points gained after first half of 3rd round: click here !

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post #13 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 04:18 PM
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dai Mara, hai fatto molto bene meraviglioso!
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post #14 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 04:50 PM
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What is her nationality?
(I have never heard of her)

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post #15 of 37 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 04:53 PM
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I never heard of her too!!!! I hope she can give justine some scare.


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