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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2002, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Iva in Charleston

GO IVA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iva has Bianka Lamade in round 1...Lamade is a very good claycourter but is not playing so great at the moment so I will be quite surprised if Iva loses...that being said, Amanda Coetzer lurks and Jelena Dokic is a potential 3rd round opponent.

Anyway, true to my form I refuse to make any bold assumptions, I just hope Iva cuts loose and shows them that the win against Amanda was no *one time deal*...I expect Iva to be back soon anyway

Good luck diva

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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2002, 01:38 PM
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I didn't look beyond round 2... Lamade is definitely beatable, I'm pretty confident Iva will go through. I'm actually surprised that Lamade has had her best results on clay, I saw her at Wimbledon last year against Dementieva and she's got really nice volleys. Not that powerful though and absolutely no mental focus. And I expect it'll be Coetzer in round 2 - Coetzer's in bad form but so is her opponent, Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian. So there'll hopefully be a repeat of last week's victory!

Dokic in r3... but she's ill at the moment.
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I think Iva should have played Budapest instead, because a title there would've done wonders for her confidence, as well as give her some points. However, I am very happy with her draw here and I think she can do some damage.

Good luck in Charleston, Iva the Diva!

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No Amanda in second round. Schiavone takes her place...

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lol Master Lu Start preparing the Mikaelian doll guys

Iva won!!!!!! She is safely thru and now plays the young Swiss up and comer...MGM hits very hard, but so does Iva...should be quite a slugfest! Im confident Iva will pull this one out

GO IVA!!!!!! MARCH FORWARD!!!!!!!!

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Iva Majoli def. Bianka Lamade .... i'm a bit confused, on the Sanex website the result is 7-5, 6-3, but on the FFC site is 7-5, 5-3 (ret.)

So I guess Lamade retired ...

Tough second round opponent for Iva ...

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Iva won excellent news! Marie-Gaiane... she wasn't in form before this tourney, but she must have played well to beat Schiavone. She beat Elena D last year so she can have some extra pre-match voodoo.

*hopes for Iva to win two matches in a row*
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Lamande didn't retire. Sanex site is correct. Never trust the FFC site, at least not this year. It's terrible how many mistakes there are. There's a couple of other matches that reportedly ended with a 5 something set. All actually ogt to 6... Stupid

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Family Circle Cup had many matches ended at 5 in the last set.... sheesh you think a Tier I would be able to come up with something better.

So happy about Iva's win today!!!
Go on and win some more Iva!
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Well no rest for Iva! She's playing again on Tuesday...GO IVA!

She really shouldnt lose this match, but up and coming stars usually give it their all in these big events, so this is a very dangerous match.

Mikaelian is very powerful but she is quite a big girl (no offence)...I saw her play (and lose) to Maggie Maleeva in Melbourne this year and she seemed to lose a lot of steam as the rallies got longer and the match wore on...obviously she outlasted the very dogged Francesca, so her fitness is up to scratch, but hopefully she might still be feeling the effects
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Gah! Random note - Marie-Gaiane appears to have acquired an 'h' out of nowhere, she's listed everywhere as 'Marie-Gaianeh' now!

Um... it's a sunny day today and I'm not feeling in a nasty mood. Ah - got it!

*leaves Marie-Gaiane(h) doll, with or without h, out in baking sun to cook slowly*
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Good luck Iva!


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some more last minute voodoo

*takes the doll to the trolls next door*

*earthquakes their music produces slowly rips apart the doll*

*bombs the troll's room*

There, two flies with one sling.

*feels so much better now*
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Iva won 6-2 6-4!!!!!!

Her next victim: Jelena Dokic

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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I had a feeling about this!!!! I do believe that if Iva beats Jelena, then it would be her first QF of a tournament higher than a Tier 3 in 4 years

She reached 2 Tier 3 finals during the last 18 months, but her last big level QF was at RG 98...I could be mistaken however. Anyone remember otherwise? I cant be bothered checking with ITF

Anyhow, GO IVA GO!!!!!!!!!!
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