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The •FORZA RAGAZZE!• italian girls cheering thread!

Good luck to all of you, especially you Flavia!


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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2004, 12:26 PM
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Hi Dario

Ok, here's the lineup with our girls highlighted. It kills me that Roby's name isn't on here.

Thanks to Eggy for the draw as I plagerized his post with a couple qualifier filler names.

Forza Ragazze!!!

Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL (1) vs. wc-Olivia Lukaszewicz AUS
Camille Pin FRA (Q) vs. Tathiana Garbin ITA
Flavia Pennetta ITA vs. Antonella Serra Zanetti ITA
Qualifier vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (30)

Eleni Daniilidou GRE (19) vs. Jennifer Hopkins USA (Q)
Els Callens BEL vs. Cara Black ZIM
Clarisa Fernandez ARG vs. Barbara Schett AUT
Mara Santangelo ITA (Q) vs. Magui Serna ESP (16)
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Vera Zvonareva RUS (11) vs vs. Zuzana Ondraskova CZE
Melinda Czink HUN vs. Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN
Akiko Morigami JPN vs. Qualifier
Nicole Pratt AUS vs. Meghann Shaughnessy USA (17)

Tamarine Tanasugarn THA (31) vs. Laura Granville USA
wc-Evie Dominikovic AUS vs. wc-Trudi Musgrave AUS
Emilie Loit FRA vs. Marta Marrero ESP
SR-Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie ROM vs. Lindsay Davenport USA (5)
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Amelie Mauresmo FRA (4) vs. wc-Chia-Jung Chuang TPE
wc-Casey Dellacqua AUS vs. Ludmila Cervanova SVK
Ansley Cargill USA vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP
Qualifier vs. Tina Pisnik SLO (26)

Elena Bovina RUS (21) vs. Sandra Kleinova CZE
Tatiana Perebiynis UKR vs. Claudine Schaul LUX
Qualifier vs. Alicia Molik AUS
Adriana Serra Zanetti ITA vs. Daniela Hantuchova SVK (15)
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Nadia Petrova RUS (10) vs. Aniko Kapros HUN
Samantha Stosur AUS vs. Silvija Talaja CRO
Gala Leon Garcia ESP vs. Petra Mandula HUN
Samantha Reeves USA vs. Magdalena Maleeva BUL (24)

Fabiola Zuluaga COL (32) vs. Shinobu Asagoe JPN
Alina Jidkova RUS vs. Qualifier
Rita Grande ITA vs. Jill Craybas USA
Jelena Jankovic SCG vs. Elena Dementieva RUS (7)
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Ai Sugiyama JPN (8) vs. Tatiana Panova RUS
Myriam Casanova SUI vs. Saori Obata JPN
Qualifier vs. Martina Sucha SVK
Jelena Kostanic CRO vs. Nathalie Dechy FRA (29)

Patty Schnyder SUI (22) vs. Angelique Widjaja INA
Alexandra Stevenson USA vs. Marion Bartoli FRA
Eva Birnerova CZE vs. Julia Vakulenko UKR
Qualifier vs. Paola Suarez ARG (12)
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Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi ISR (14) vs. Klara Koukalova CZE
wc-Tatiana Golovin FRA vs. Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian SUI
Arantxa Parra ESP vs. Qualifier
Karolina Sprem CRO vs. Lina Krasnoroutskaya RUS (23)

Lisa Raymond USA (25) vs. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP
Anca Barna GER vs. Maureen Drake CAN
Vera Douchevina RUS vs. Jie Zheng CHN
Ashley Harkleroad USA vs. Venus Williams USA (3)
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Anastasia Myskina RUS (6) vs. Sofia Arvidsson SWE
Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI vs. Qualifier
wc-Sophie Ferguson AUS vs. Teryn Ashley USA
Conchita Martinez Granados ESP vs. Maria Sharapova RUS (28)

Francesca Schiavone ITA (18) vs. Cristina Torrens Valero ESP
Elena Likhovtseva RUS vs. Dally Randriantefy MAD
Denisa Chladkova CZE vs. Stephanie Foretz FRA
Asa Svensson SWE vs. Chanda Rubin USA (9)
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Conchita Martinez ESP (13) vs. Kristina Brandi PUR
Stephanie Cohen Aloro FRA vs. Amy Frazier USA
Katarina Srebotnik SLO vs. Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP
Henrieta Nagyova SVK vs. Silvia Farina Elia ITA (20)

Amanda Coetzer RSA (27) vs. Tara Snyder USA
Lubomira Kurhajcova SVK vs. Dinara Safina RUS
Milagros Sequera VEN vs. Maria Elena Camerin ITA
Marlene Weingartner GER vs. Kim Clijsters BEL (2)

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I have no idea why Mara was left out , but I will add her:

Mara Santangelo ITA (Q) vs Magui Serna ESP (16)

Best of luck to the Forgotten One!

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forza ragazze, speriamo almeno in un quarto di finale.....
però i derby al primo turno sono sepre un'ingiustizia

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I have no idea why Mara was left out , but I will add her:

Mara Santangelo ITA (Q) vs Magui Serna ESP (16)

Best of luck to the Forgotten One!
ooops, my bad! Thanks Janie. How could I forget??? I'll edit my post.

Mara's playing really well and I think she has a real shot against Magui.

Forza Mara!!!
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Hi everybody !!! 9 italians in the MD, that's great !!!

Pity that Roby is missing and that Flavia and Antonella have to face each other
My predictions for the first round, all italians had a pretty difficult draw :

Pin vs Tax - Tax should win, but Camille wents through qualies and she must be confident. Anyway Tax will go out in round 2 against Justine...

Mara vs Magui - Mara has good chances for an upset, but I think at the end Magui will win. What a pity that she drew a seed, she is playing well and she could have won a couple aof matches with a decent draw

Flavia vs Antonella - I say Flavia in 3 sets, but again an upset is possible, Flavia is not 100%fit and Antonella is playing well. In the second round both have chances against Kuznetsova in round 2

Adriana SZ vs Dani Hantuchova - this is an interesting match, both palyers had a crappy 2003, Dani is the obvious favourite, but Adriana loves playing in Melbourne (QF 2 years ago), so maybe Dani in 3 sets, with a possible upset (I HOPE!!). If Adriana pulls the upset she could reach at least round 3

Rita vs Craybas - a "normal" Rita would win this easily, but I am afraid Rita will go down in 3 sets, she is the Italian that is playing the worst tennis at the moment, I know it is mental attitude more than phisical, I hope she will recover soon, but I have a bad feeling about Rita this year, she might drop in the rankings and maybe retire at the end of the season...of course I hope I am wrong ! Rita would lose to Dementieva in round 2

Francesca ns Torrens Valero - Francesca should win in 2 sets if she is not too tired from Sidney, but Cristina is a good, consistent player, so watch out. Francesca is Italy's best bet for a QF finish, Chanda is not 100% and Myskina is also beatable if Fran is in good shape.

Silvia vs Nagyova - it will very much depend upon Henrieta's health, if she is fine it might be a difficult match for the in-form Silvia. My dear Silvia should win, I have great hopes that she can at least reach 3rd-4th round this year, though her draw is not easy at all

Maria Elena vs Sequera -- ME should win, though Milagros is better ranked, but her run would end in the second round against Kim

Mexico is my house, Italy is my heart....
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I agree completely with Gabriel, just that I think adriana has VERY GOOD chances vs Daniela, daniela hasnt won a set all year ( I know we're at the beggining) but she even went down 6-0 5-0 to Madnula before Petra started choking...

FORZA RAGAZZE!


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Now you see why it was important not to leave MARA out.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BIG UPSET, MARA!
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Well, guys here is what happened:

-Tax lost to Pin in 3 sets
-Antonella def. Flavia 7-5 6-4
Mara def. Magui 6-7 7-5 6-4
-Adriana lost 7-5 6-4

Not a good start, but alright mara!


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Good luck to them unless they face any spaniard
Mara

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Well, guys here is what happened:

-Tax lost to Pin in 3 sets
-Antonella def. Flavia 7-5 6-4
Mara def. Magui 6-7 7-5 6-4
-Adriana lost 7-5 6-4

Not a good start, but alright mara!
And dont forget Rita getting clobbered by Jill although I'm sure we'd all like to.

Good efforts by Tathiana and Adriana. Flavia still shaking off some rust while Antonella continues to impress.

Mara's win is particularly impressive. She had more winners than errors and battled Magui through many deuce games for a come from behind victory. I like her chances against Babsi in Round Two.

Best of luck to Silvia, Francesca, and Maria Elena today...

FORZA!

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Go Silvia,Francesca and Maria Elena
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All the girls one their first round match todat!

Silvia won 6-3 6-3
Francesca won 7-5 6-2
and Maria Elena won 6-2 6-2

Brave ragazze!


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grande santangelo...e può fare ancora meglio !!!

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