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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 2005, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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The Italian Genius Thread

I didn't see any thread dedicated to the Italians at this years US Open, so I thought that I would create one

Good luck oh skilful ones!

(especially Roby )

*cause you'll need it against Momo*


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Saori Obata

Born : April 23rd 1978
Age: 28
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')

ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
WTA:
Finalist (1): 2003 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Bali.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2004 - Birmingham; 2003 - Memphis, Pattaya City; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Shanghai.
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The draws:

Dinara Safina RUS (21) vs. Maria Elena Camerin ITA
Laura Granville USA vs. Silvia Farina Elia ITA (22)
Michaela Pastikova CZE vs. Rita Grande ITA
Francesca Schiavone ITA (25) vs. Jelena Kostanic CRO
Mara Santangelo ITA vs. Mary Pierce FRA (12)
Tathiana Garbin ITA vs. Elena Likhovtseva RUS (19)
Roberta Vinci ITA vs. Amelie Mauresmo FRA (3)
Antonella Serra-Zanetti ITA vs. Q Pauline Parmentier FRA

The fruit series is suspended whilst Grachka (obatafan) mourns Saori's retirement.

Saori Obata

Born : April 23rd 1978
Age: 28
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')

ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
WTA:
Finalist (1): 2003 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Bali.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2004 - Birmingham; 2003 - Memphis, Pattaya City; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Shanghai.
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What about my beloved Flavia?
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What about my beloved Flavia?
obatafan thought Flavietta's relationship with Carlos is so serious that there may be a citizenship change
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good luck Franny , Silvietta and Flavietta today
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Go Flavia and Robertina who comes from my city
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btw: where's GoSandrine?

one would expect him to be first there and he's nowhere.....

come back to us soon
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Francesca won 62 75 against Kostanic
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Francesca Schiavone.....though her opponent is probably the easiet to beat out of all Italians.
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I am so pissed off right now, Flavia lost 6-4 3-6 7-5 after saving 5 match points. at 5-5 Schruff starting spasming or cramping or something weird in her hand and she was close to tears and all Flavia had to do was to serve it into a tiebreak and she just messed up! I am so annoyed!!
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And Rita! Eugh! She just lose 3-6 7-6(5) 6-3 She saved four match points too but couldnt win either
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Flavia a lot of unforced errors and double faults: a disaster!

Very sorry for Rita... she should win in 2 sets
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Did you also watch it on TV??

Rest in Peace Bally!
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Flavia too bad... it was your great chance to show your pover to Masha
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Good luck to our girls: Tathiana-Roberta-Mara and Antonella for the tough matches today.

Girls....figth and believe!!!! you can do-it

Visit Tathiana Garbin website http://taxgarbin.free.fr/
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