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Sveta's back for Sydney

Sveta has been very quiet. So I am happy to hear she's back - bout time too!

http://livenews.com.au/Articles/2009...ath_to_the_top

Kuznetsova plotting path to the top
7/01/2009 1:41:00 PM. | 0

World No.8 Svetlana Kuznetsova says she will use the Sydney International to springboard off her grand slam plateau.

The 23-year-old has not won a major tournament since the 2004 US Open, where she defeated fellow Russian Elena Dementieva.

Kuznetsova is making her second appearance in Sydney, a year after her final loss to retired world No.1 Justine Henin.

"Definitely it's great to face tough opponents before going into a grand slam, to try your strength outside a grand slam," Kuznetsova told reporters on Wednesday. "To experiment a little bit and do your best.

"I didn't have a great season last year so my goal is to practise and do better."

Kuznetsova, who arrived from Moscow on Monday, said she will be fit to play in Sydney's 30-plus degrees summer heat.

"You take it easy, you drink lots of water and try to adjust," she said.

"It's why I came a week before the tournament starts, so I have enough time for my body to adjust to the weather so it doesn't suffer a lot.

"It was snowing (in Moscow) and minus-15 degrees, but it's nice here.

"The bounce on the court is very high, but I like it. I feel very comfortable here."

Nine-time grand slam champion Serena Williams headlines this year's women's tournament, as well as world No.3 Dinara Safina and Olympic gold medallist Elena Dementieva.

Kuznetsova recorded a 6-3 6-3 win against Williams at the 2007 tennis Grand Prix in Germany before going down 6-2 6-4 to Tatiana Golovin in the semi-finals.
Williams arrives in Sydney on Thursday morning.

"There are very tough opponents here, but hopefully I'll do my best and win it," Kuznetsova said.

"It's going to be very nice to win it, it's one of my goals.

"I'm just looking to play some matches."

Wildcard entry Novak Djokovic is the top seed in the men's draw ahead of last year's Australian open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

The Sydney International runs from from January 11-17.
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Good luck,Sveta I really hope 2009 will be her year.

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We can make this thread for Sydney

Here's the draw:

(1)Serena Williams v Samantha Stosur
Sara Errani v Casey Dellacqua
Marion Bartoli v Q/LL
Dominika Cibulkova v (8)Caroline Wozniacki

(3)Elena Dementieva v Ekaterina Makarova
Victoria Azarenka v (wc)Jarmila Gajdosova
Q/LL v Daniela Hantuchova
Sybille Bammer v (6)Agnieszka Radwanska

(5)Svetlana Kuznetsova v Shuai Peng
Kaia Kanepi v Q/LL
Q/LL v Ai Sugiyama
Anabel Medina Garrigues v (4)Vera Zvonareva

(7)Nadia Petrova v Alize Cornet
Maria Kirilenko v Alisa Kleybanova
(wc)Emelyn Starr v Q/LL
Sorana Cirstea v (2)Dinara Safina

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Also playing doubles with Nadia

(1)Black/Huber (ZIM/USA) v Groenefeld/Sun (GER/CHN)
Cirstea/Dushevina (ROU/RUS) v (wc)Kuznetsova/Petrova (RUS)

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Ken Rosewall Arena [11:00 start]
1. Kuznetsova vs. Peng

Already starting tonight for us europeans good cause I have a chance to stay up late

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Good Luck!!!!
Can't watch coz probably no livestream but there is always livescores. IF I wake at 5 in the morning on Sunday.
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Re: Sveta's back for Sydney

Supposed to start in six hours for me , but probably no TV. Guess I'll be watching livescoring, though .

Good Luck, Sveta!

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Re: Sveta's back for Sydney

I watched Amelie's matches in Brisbane with this site:
http://www.atdhe.net/
It worked great. Maybe they'll add Sydney to their list this week.

And I'm glad Nadia's well enough to play with Sveta. Great team!
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thanks,I hope they show the match there

If not,last week they were showing matchs on betting site bet365 (only you have to registrate there and the screen is not big one,but better than nothing),so they'll probably will show Sydney matchs there too.

yeah I like the Nadia/Sveta team a lot as well.They always seem to have big fun the few times they've played together

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If anybody has a livestream could they please post it here cuz I am not good at finding them and what time will the match start dutch/spanish time??

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I think around 1 our time (or maybe 2),I don't know it exactly so I'll be checking livescores already at 1

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Sveta leads head-to-head with Peng:1-0.
They played long time ago but result was clear winning for Sveta.

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ok then I will be checking over here from one o clock if I am still awake

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Re: Sveta's back for Sydney

Davai Sveta!!!!

I will stay awake tonight and find a live stream to watch her

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