3 KUZNETSOVA Svetlana (1) Russia RUS
5 LIKHOVTSEVA Elena
56 PRUSOVA Libuse Czech Republic CZE
197 STRYCOVA Barbora
162 DECHY Nathalie France FRA
62 TESTUD Sandrine
58 KRIZAN Tina Slovenia SLO
57 SREBOTNIK Katarina
222 MORIGAMI Akiko Japan JPN
173 OBATA Saori
169 CZINK Melinda Hungary HUN
394 KAPROS Aniko
98 MEDINA GARRIGUES Anabel Spain ESP
146 SANCHEZ-VICARIO Arantxa
1 SUAREZ Paola (7) Argentina ARG
51 TARABINI Patricia
21 MOLIK Alicia (4) Australia AUS
6 STUBBS Rennae
47 ANI Maret Estonia EST
370 KANEPI Kaia
270 KREMER Anne Luxembourg LUX
100 SCHAUL Claudine
492 CASTANO Catalina Colombia COL
151 ZULUAGA Fabiola
31 FARINA ELIA Silvia Italy ITA
35 SCHIAVONE Francesca
92 KURHAJCOVA Lubomira Slovakia SVK
120 RUBIN Chanda USA
29 LI Ting (8) China CHN
27 SUN Tian Tian
33 ASAGOE Shinobu (5) Japan JPN
10 SUGIYAMA Ai
53 DEMENTIEVA Elena Russia RUS
23 MYSKINA Anastasia
82 PRAKUSYA Wynne Indonesia INA
18 WIDJAJA Angelique
38 KOSTANIC Jelena Croatia CRO
341 SPREM Karolina
44 DANIILIDOU Eleni Greece GRE
364 ZACHARIADOU Christina
126 MAURESMO Amelie France FRA
50 PIERCE Mary
70 BEYGELZIMER Yuliya Ukraine UKR
61 PEREBIYNIS Tetyana
7 NAVRATILOVA Martina (3) USA
12 RAYMOND Lisa
22 CASANOVA Myriam (6) Switzerland SUI
28 SCHNYDER Patty
55 HANTUCHOVA Daniela Slovakia SVK
13 HUSAROVA Janette
213 MATEVZIC Maja Slovenia SLO
865 PISNIK Tina
42 YAN Zi China CHN
41 ZHENG Jie
77 GARBIN Tathiana Italy ITA
24 VINCI Roberta
19 PRATT Nicole Australia AUS
74 STOSUR Samantha
40 MANDULA Petra Hungary HUN
104 NAGY Kyra
14 MARTINEZ Conchita (2) Spain ESP
1 RUANO PASCUAL Virginia
Aug 13th, 2004, 02:35 PM
265 MATEVZIC Maja SLO - 51 OBATA Saori JPN
103 CZINK Melinda HUN - 12 WILLIAMS Venus (6) USA
23 RUBIN Chanda (16) USA - 96 STOSUR Samantha AUS
106 BLACK Cara ZIM - 45 PISNIK Tina SLO
118 JUGIC-SALKIC Mervana BIH - 67 CAMERIN Maria Elena ITA
35 MARTINEZ Conchita ESP - 2 MAURESMO Amelie (2) FRA
Tina lost :sad: but tomorrow they play again in Doubles, good luck!!
Aug 15th, 2004, 09:29 PM
It's so sad for you :crying2:
Good luck in the doubles!!! :hug:
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:09 AM
So sorry Tina lost........but let's look forward to the doubles and hopefully another Slovenian Olympic Victory. Here is a link to some more cool pics and news of yesterday's play. Perhaps someone kind could translate this for me ?
Go Maja Go Tina :clap2: :clap2:
Aug 16th, 2004, 06:58 AM
Perhaps someone kind could translate this for me ?
24 year-old Maja Metev˛ič, who was injured for more than half a year and has played only one match at the tournaments this year has beaten the Japanese Obata in 2 sets. With that she has won a first tennis victory for Slovenia at the Olympics.
Matev˛ič will meet the defender of the title Venus Williams in the second round, but before that she will compete in the doubles on monday with Tina Pisnik against Chinese players Zi Yan in Jie Zheng.
"I went into the match without worries, because I didn't know what to expect after such a long absence. It was a joy to play," said Maja Matev˛ič, who has lost more than half a season because of an elbow injury (the cause of it is still unclear).
"I went to see at least 10 doctors, many specialists and almost each told a different diagnosis; from nerve inflamation, to overstressing it, chronical back problems … I hope now it's all behind me, eventhough I must admit everything is not OK yet. I don't feel pains while playing, but when I stop it still hurts. I'm going to a neck massage now." Told at the moment 265. player of the WTA world rankings.
Maribor player Tina Pisnik was worst off. The highest ranked player of the WTA rankings lost to Zimbabwes Cara Black in 2 sets. Pisnik started great and lead 3:0, but then began to lose steam and walked off the court as loser. »It was sort of OK for first match after my absence. I hope to have a few good practices in the next few days, that I need for a successful continuation of the season. I still feel paind in the neck, it started in the second set today. Even now that I'm cooled down I feel I need a massage. If I find a nice guy somewhere it can be done ;-),« Pisnik was in a good mood despite the loss.
Aug 16th, 2004, 07:05 AM
Statements after the matches for SLO TV (video) at:
Aug 16th, 2004, 09:44 AM
Thanks Maya :worship: - we are in your debt once again :)
But we must pick ourselves up again for Centre Court later today and Maja's big game against Venus :) I am just so happy to see her playing again. Go Maja Go ! :yippee:
Those of us who will be working and are not lucky enough to get SloTV will not see the match, but would appreciate any pics from it after (If possible - very big please Maya :worship: )
Aug 17th, 2004, 06:26 AM
Maja :clap2: GO GO GO
Kata and Tina :D
Aug 17th, 2004, 01:54 PM
Good Luck Maja against Venus!! :)
thanks for the pics!!
Aug 17th, 2004, 01:56 PM
Good luck Maja! :hug:
Aug 17th, 2004, 10:26 PM
Bad 2 days for the Slovenian players. Maja had her arm taped today on that picture she seems ok.
Maja/Tina lost 2 and 1 :sad:
Maja lost 0 and 0, Poor Maja :sad:
Katarina also lost.
Better luck at next Olympic Games!!
Aug 17th, 2004, 10:35 PM
Bojan Matevzic wrote:
"Maja lost today against Venus and one of the reasons for Maja's terible performance today was strong pain in her left elbow every time when she touched the ball. Tommorow She is going back home and she will visit fiziotherapist again to find out what is wrong with her elbow again."