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TartarVicario
Sep 16th, 2004, 03:53 PM
She is plaing in Bali this week and these are her up coming events

Sept 20 : Beijing
Sept 27 : Week off
Oct 4 : Filderstadt
Oct 11 : Moscow
Oct 18 : Zurich
Oct 25 : Linz
Nov 1 : Philadelphia
Nov 8 : WTA Tour Championships


From Filderstadt to The Championships,6 weeks in row?! :confused:
I love her but this is totally nonsense :( I hope she will cut them off :)

Zhao
Sep 16th, 2004, 03:54 PM
i can see her pulling out one or two tourneys...
mabbe Zurich or Linz....

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Sep 16th, 2004, 03:56 PM
I agree - it is a crazy schedule. I'm sure she will withdraw from at least one.

Dana Marcy
Sep 16th, 2004, 03:57 PM
i can see her pulling out one or two tourneys...
mabbe Zurich or Linz....

Me too. That's way too many tournaments in a row. She hasn't even had a chance to spend her money from the US Open. LOL

JonBcn
Sep 16th, 2004, 03:59 PM
Dont forget the Fed Cup!

I think she'll probably pull out of Filderstadt or Linz, but to play all those European events isnt so hard; they're not a world away from each other. Linz or Philadelphia should go - its the intercontinental travelling that's the problem.

Andrew.
Sep 16th, 2004, 04:01 PM
And players can't understand why they get injured....

boggs570
Sep 16th, 2004, 05:59 PM
Greed, they are money hungry.

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 16th, 2004, 06:05 PM
entering doesnt mean always playing them.
go Sveta :)

tenn_ace
Sep 16th, 2004, 06:07 PM
Me too. That's way too many tournaments in a row. She hasn't even had a chance to spend her money from the US Open. LOL
she actually did. She gave it to her dad (a famous cycling coach) to build a cycling stadium in St. Pet

CooCooCachoo
Sep 16th, 2004, 06:10 PM
I think she'll pull out off Linz :)

*Karen*
Sep 16th, 2004, 06:14 PM
Thats just a typical eastern european. I hope she doesn't play all of them. She'll regret it if she does.

fammmmedspin
Sep 16th, 2004, 06:16 PM
Its ludicrous but if you do the ludicrous (and even miss a few tournaments on that list out) you might end up as number 1 at the ends of the year? An awful lot of points in those tournaments and remember she is the one with no YEC points to defend.

rhz
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:10 PM
She said in her US Open interview that she was really dissapointed that WTA limits her tournament because of her age. Now whe passed that rule, she could play as many tournaments as she likes, she said in the interview that she told her doubles partner, Likhovtseva that "I don't care how tired i am, but i am going to play all the tournaments"
she also said something like, it is really fun at first, but if i finish QF or better in singles and doubles every week in and week out, it statrs tog get tiring

JonBcn
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:16 PM
Greed, they are money hungry.
So? Like any professional sportsperson, she has just a few years to earn all the money that probably going to have to last you for the rest of your life, whats wrong with that?

justinDisco
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:40 PM
She's on a high, she's young and healthy. She knows there are less than 2 months left in the year and she is enjoying ever minute of it. I have a lot more respect for her than for some of these players that say they play too much already. I think she will win almost every tournament she enters for the rest of the year.

KV
Sep 16th, 2004, 08:55 PM
Think she'll withdraw from a couple of tournaments at least. A good tournament next week will probably guarantee a place at the Wtatour Championships

Pengwin
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:02 PM
If she gets an injury next year and it forces her out of the game forever then she won't be able to live off her tennis money. It's wise to make as much money as you can while you can.

Dawn Marie
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:17 PM
She is young and eager. She is aiming for the #1 spot. I say go for it because this could be her only shot at getting a #1 ranking.

She is high from her grandslam win and wants to keep playing.. she shoudl not over do it though.:)

Crazy_Fool
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:22 PM
I can't see her doing that well in all of them anyway, she'll probably lose early in a few. And i don't think she's aiming for number 1 right now, that would be a crazy thing to do.

ToeTag
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:48 PM
she actually did. She gave it to her dad (a famous cycling coach) to build a cycling stadium in St. Pet
wow...I hope someone starts giving better financial advice. :p

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 16th, 2004, 10:29 PM
I hope she starts withdrawing from some events since she most likely will be in the later portion of the week in a lot of them

Rtael
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:31 PM
wow...I hope someone starts giving better financial advice. :p

Hey, I'm sure he'll be making some nice money off of that once it's built. And when he dies that goes to her. Wise investment Sveta! :angel:

Greenout
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:32 PM
She plays doubles too, right? I'm tired just reading her schedule.

fammmmedspin
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:52 PM
As TBE said entering is not the same as turning up.

Look at it the other way. Sveta is third in the race. She has less than a thousand points to make up on number 1 (fewer still after this week) In the rankings she is 1000 points behind the pack behind Momo. Sveta has few points in the indoor season. She has a YEC opportunity She didn't have last year. She may pick up more at the Australian open where she defends not a lot.

Her opposition is Lindsay (sick? retiring? defending?) , Nastya (recovering from athens still, defending lots) Momo (defending (not least the YEC) and unlikely to surge on) The williams sisters are still not back. Kim has a problem losing her YEC points which will make even a successful return a long process. Justine seems to still have a problem. Look doable for Sveta?

Then think 2005. If she builds up some points in the Autumn, does a bit better at the AO and defends her 2004 points till the middle of the year there is a great big gap in her ranking where Wimbledon is.

Short term it might well be worth a go. Medium term too.

Lemonskin.
Sep 17th, 2004, 01:17 AM
She's "chucking a Lindsay: :p

tennnisfannn
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:50 AM
I kinda understand her schedule, she just won big and she is on a roll, she is probably a little scared of losing the momentum. Lindsay found her self in a similar position, playing so well, on a great roll and couldn't resist cincinatti.
Svetlana's is abit much coz she is also playing doubles, very reminiscent of kim's 2003.

doris5085
Sep 17th, 2004, 03:13 AM
I agree - it is a crazy schedule. I'm sure she will withdraw from at least one.

she will survive ;)

russophile
Sep 17th, 2004, 06:39 AM
i think she is just really hardworking... after she defeated lindsay in USO, she practiced already... plus she admits to having only 3 days of consecutive vacation.

JonBcn
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:09 PM
Hmm...perhaps she won't withdraw: here's her thoughts on why she didnt pull out of Bali:


"I know I need a break but if I give my word I have to do it, no matter what. I know everyone would understand if I didn't come but it's important that I keep my word and I want people to respect me. I also like being in Bali and it's a good place to get calm. If I went to Russia there would be so many crowds. I could have gone to Spain to practice, but I have a good feeling in Bali."

KV
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:14 PM
Still things to play for very soon the top 5 is on the cards. Wtatour championships should be settled. Sveta's become a top player.

Sam L
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:18 PM
She is plaing in Bali this week and these are her up coming events

Sept 20 : Beijing
Sept 27 : Week off
Oct 4 : Filderstadt
Oct 11 : Moscow
Oct 18 : Zurich
Oct 25 : Linz
Nov 1 : Philadelphia
Nov 8 : WTA Tour Championships


From Filderstadt to The Championships,6 weeks in row?! :confused:
I love her but this is totally nonsense :( I hope she will cut them off :)
Clearly, winning a grand slam has gone to her head. She is, indeed, insane.

Vass22
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:21 PM
she'll withdraw from 3 tourneys I think.

Experimentee
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:33 PM
She normally plays lots of tournaments, since she turned 18. Its nothing unusual. And its not like she'll win every tournament either, so its not that many matches. She'll be fine. Different players are comfortable with different amounts of playing. Ever since Venus and Serena played so little and were so successful everyone seems to think playing a lot must automatically be bad.

Daniel
Sep 18th, 2004, 12:48 AM
She will pull out from 2 tournaments i think . She got a sopt in the Wta champ. so dont need to overdo things.

Crazy Canuck
Sep 18th, 2004, 01:40 AM
Clearly, winning a grand slam has gone to her head. She is, indeed, insane.
That would make sense (except not) if it wasn't for the fact that she more than likely had that schedule lined up before she won the USO.

tenn_ace
Sep 18th, 2004, 04:59 AM
Earlier this year Sveta in her interview said that, if she feels tired, she doesn't have a problem withdrawing from a tournament. I expect her to withdraw from Filderstadt and Linz.