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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2006, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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The Summer Season of Success.

The summer hardcourt season is here yet again. Dinara's schedule is looking to be as such:

1. Acura Classic (16th seed)

San Diego, CA, USA
July 31 - August 6, 2006
Tier I
Prize Money: $1,340,000
Draw: 56M/32Q/16Q
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Raquel Giscafre/Jane Stratton

Official Web Site:
www.acuraclassic.com


2. JPMorgan Chase Open presented by Herbalife (7th seed)

Carson, CA, USA
August 7-13, 2006
Tier II
Prize Money: $600,000
Draw: 56M/32Q/16D
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Bill Peterson

Official Web Site:
www.jpmorganchaseopen.com

3. Rogers Cup presented by National Bank (16th seed)

Montreal, Canada
August 14-20, 2006
Tier I
Prize Money: $1,340,000
Draw: 56M/48Q/28D
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Eugenne Lapierre

Official Web Site:
www.rogerscup.com

4. Pilot Pen Tennis presented by Michelob Ultra (7th seed)

New Haven, CT, USA
August 21-26, 2006
Tier II
Prize Money: $600,000
Draw: 28M/32Q/16D
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Anne Worcester

Official Web Site:
www.pilotpentennis.com

5. US Open (? seed)

Flushing Meadows, NY, USA
August 28 - September 10, 2006
Grand Slam
Prize Money: TBA
Draw: 128M/128Q/64D
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Jim Curley

Official Web Site:
www.usopen.org

Dinara has a pretty hectic schedule going into the USO. No breaks starting with the Acura.
Anyway, I'm excited about the Rogers Cup since I'm going!

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Hmm Laura now whos the one with the obsession with crazy alliteration i love it

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I knew you'd appreciate my super sweet succession of similar sounds, Sarah.

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woah that was great!

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Bah, I'm getting impatient for the Acura to start.

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Dinara already out of San Diego.
6-3, 3-6, 4-6 to Suarez.
And I had 100 in vCash on the match

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Dinara already out of San Diego.
6-3, 3-6, 4-6 to Suarez.
And I had 100 in vCash on the match
It's so sad. She started so well. The first set was
over very quickly, with a result I obviously approved of.

The second set was a lot more difficult. Suarez was
playing well; she hit lots of lines, and Ms. Safina was a
little more erratic, compared to the first set.

Also, all of Argentina was at the tournament. There was
a big cheering section for Suarez. There were a few of
us cheering for Dinara, but the Argentinians were very loud.

In the third, as you know, Ms. Safina saved quite a few
match points--very strong will. It was good to see.
However, in the last game, Ms. Safina was a bit down
and sloppy, and that was it.

I have tons of photos I'll get up soon, and I will obviously
see Ms. Safina and Ms. Srebotnik play doubles as well.

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Oddly, I couldn't find Ms. Safina on the practice courts before her
match. The gossip says that some of the players are practicing
off-site. The resort got rid of some of the tennis courts, so there
are two or three fewer courts than last year.

It's not so great... I can kind of understand why this tournament
is not going to be around too much longer here at La Costa.

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Wow, thanks for the match report Mary.
Too bad it had to be a bad one...
I'm looking forward to the photos

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Wow, thanks for the match report Mary.
Too bad it had to be a bad one...
I'm looking forward to the photos
I don't have my good photo editor with me, so all
I've done with these is resize them so they aren't
1M.




Many many more later.

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Thanks Mary!

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Thanks Mary!
Here are some from her match against Suarez. I have
better ones to come, from her first two doubles matches,
and from practice courts (but I haven't uploaded those from
the camera card onto the computer yet.)







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p.s. To those of you who think Ms. Safina is playing horribly,
you know, we can be gentle. I think she's having a hard time
right now, and isn't playing badly because she wants to. Suarez
was playing very well, and I think Ms. Safina is working hard on
her serve and forehand. Her practice sessions have been intense
to the point that they were hard to watch (I'm a little frightened
of her coach.)

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p.s. To those of you who think Ms. Safina is playing horribly,
you know, we can be gentle. I think she's having a hard time
right now, and isn't playing badly because she wants to. Suarez
was playing very well, and I think Ms. Safina is working hard on
her serve and forehand. Her practice sessions have been intense
to the point that they were hard to watch (I'm a little frightened
of her coach.)
Oh, I know Dinara isn't playing badly because she wants to. Nobody wants to lose early at a major tournament. It's just disappointing because it seemed like Dinara was really building some momentum in the last couple of months. She's always been an on-and-off type of player (not unlike Marat) so it's always disappointing when she goes "off" again. But she has many more tournaments this summer to get over this early loss.

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