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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 2007, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Gold Coast 2008

Dinara starts her new season at the Gold Coast tournament!

She is the defending singles champion and has been the doubles champion for the past 2 years! Let's hope she can extend that streak this week

Dinara partners Agnes Szavay in the doubles draw!

Tournament Facts
Name: Mondial Womens' Hardcourts; Gold Goast, Australia.
Tier: III
2008 Seeds: (1)Nicole Vaidisova; (2)Nadia Petrova; (3)Dinara Safina; (4)Patty Schnyder; (5)Shahar Peer; (6)Amelie Mauresmo; (7)Sybille Bammer; (8)Agnes Szavay.

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Ranking Points: 
W....140
RU...100
SF....65
QF....35
16....20
32.....1
Singles Main Draw

Quarter Finals
[1]Nicole Vaidisova CZE lt. Na Li CHN 36 36
[4]Patty Schnyder SUI bt [6]Amelie Mauresmo FRA 46 46
[5]Shahar Peer ISR bt [3[Dinara Safina RUS 46 61 76(8)
Victoria Azarenka BLR bt Dominika Cibulkova SVK 61 36 63

Doubles Main Draw

Finals
[3]Safina/Szavay bt [2]Zheng/Yan 61 62

"That's not my wonder! It's just a smelly sock!"


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Re: Gold Coast 2008

A new year, and I think Dinara's future might be doubles. She won the USO, and down the road Dinara might be one of the best doubles players.

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Re: Gold Coast 2008

I think you're right there! I think Dinara is very underrated as a doubles player She could achieve some big things but maybe she should find a more permanent partner?

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Good luck,Dinara!!!

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In an effort to improve her singles performance, Dinara Safina has committed to a doubles play. The 15th-ranked Russian has doubled her coaching staff and hopes hiring two coaches - Heinz Gunthardt, Steffi Graf's former coach, and Croatia's Zeljko Krajan - will prove to be an invaluable investment in her game.
"I have everything new this year - it's a completely new life," Safina told Paul Malone of The Courier Mail. "Heinz was helping me at the U.S. Open and now we are together all season. He isn't able to travel full time because he has a family and Zeljko will travel full time with me. I hope it's worth it. But you have to spend some money to earn something."
The defending Gold Coast champion launches defense of her Tier III title next week. Safina is seeded third behind top-seeded Nicole Vaidisova and second-seeded Nadia Petrova in the tournament and will open against Australian wild card Jarmilia Gajdosova followed by a possible second-round meeting with Italian Flavia Pennetta.
Patty Schnyder is seeded fourth, Shahar Peer is seeded fifth and 2006 Australian Open champion Amelie Mauresmo is seeded sixth. To vew the draw, please click this Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts link.
Safina must elevate her game against top opponents if she is to crack the top 10 this season. She was 2-14 vs. top 15 opponents last season with her lone victories over top 15-ranked players coming in a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, victory over the then seventh-ranked Martina Hingis in the Gold Coast final and a 7-6(6), 6-2 victor over a sixth-ranked Anna Chakvetadze in Moscow.

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Best of luck to Dinara! Woo hoo!!!! New season!
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Good luck tommarow Dina!

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Safina def. Gajdosova 4-6 6-1 6-2

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She needs to start better

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Re: Gold Coast 2008

Play better in your next match, Dinara.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Centre Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Peer vs. Schruff
2. Pennetta vs. Safina
3. Schnyder vs. Schiavone
4. Dechy vs. Mauresmo
5. [Adamczak or Vesnina] vs. Li
6. Vaidisova vs. Malek (NB 18.30hrs)
7. Cibulkova vs. Garbin

East Court 1 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Gajdosova/Stewart vs. Yan/Zheng
2. Kudryavtseva/Perebiynis vs. Azarenka/Peer (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Kustova/Poutchek vs. Pennetta/Schiavone (after suitable rest)

East Court 2 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Benesova/Voskoboeva vs. Kleybanova/Shvedova

Court TBA
1. Safina/Szavay vs. Petrova/Vesnina

Good luck tommarow in both singles and doubles, Dina.

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Dinara beat Pennetta 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

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Re: Gold Coast 2008

She won in doubles too
(3) Safina/Szavay (RUS/HUN) d. Petrova/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) 63 64

In singles next round against Peer.Good luck,Dinara

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Centre Court (from 10.30hrs)

1. Peer vs. Safina
2. Azarenka vs. Cibulkova (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Vaidisova vs. Li
4. Azarenka/Peer vs. Yan/Zheng
5. Schnyder vs. Mauresmo (NB 18.30hrs)
6. Black/Huber vs. Pennetta/Schiavone

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Main thing done. Good luck vs. Shahar
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Great wins.

Against Shahar, Dinara leads 3-0 and their latest match up actually came from here last year and Dinara won a hard match 4-6 7-6 6-1.

Good luck Dina!

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