View Full Version : Eleni Dannillidou to win it for a third time thread

Nov 23rd, 2004, 02:19 PM
Not sure if Eleni is going to play at the 2005 event - but hope she starts the year off like she always does (well for the last two years anyway) by winning in New Zealand.

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Nov 24th, 2004, 07:16 PM
yeah let's hope

Vamos Eleni!!!

Nov 25th, 2004, 07:26 AM
Let's hope she'll do her best and claim her title... :D
I missed seeing her playing...
Come on Lena!!! :bounce:

Dec 5th, 2004, 08:43 PM
Hi everyone!! :D :wavey:


Kali Epitihia Lenita!!!

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Dec 25th, 2004, 02:45 AM
is danilidou going to beat up again harkleroad , what are the chances?

Dec 26th, 2004, 04:35 AM
Come on Lena, start off they year on the right foot. We believe in you:rocker2:

Dec 26th, 2004, 03:59 PM
Eleni has arrived in Auckland!! :)

Go Eleni, third time lucky!! ;)

Princess Fiona
Dec 26th, 2004, 04:22 PM
Good luck Eleni!! :D :) :D

:wavey: everyone... :)

Dec 27th, 2004, 09:52 PM
Ela ela ELENI baby! C'mon girl! Make us proud :bounce:

Dec 27th, 2004, 11:01 PM
Can't wait for the new season to begin and see Lena kick some asses!!!!

Dec 29th, 2004, 10:19 PM
Daniilidou eyeballs history in ASB Classic

29 December 2004


Eleni Daniilidou will be five matches away from a slice of tennis history when she starts her defence of the ASB Classic title in Auckland on Monday.

The top-ranked Greek player has won the singles crown at the last two classic tournaments.

A third victory would put her in a league of her own since the tournament was restarted as a separate entity in 1985.

Australian legend Evonne Goolagong did the hat-trick when the Auckland men's and women's tournaments were under one umbrella in the early to mid-1970s.

Daniilidou, 22 and the world No 34, has had a patchy year. She was plagued by injuries to her thigh, ankle and knee and was twice sidelined by bouts of sickness.

"That can happen," she said.

"But to be honest I was not very happy with my season. In the last few months I've worked hard and I hope success will come and my ranking will improve."

Daniilidou, who has won more than $US1.1 million ($NZ1.56 million) in prizemoney, did not expect to win this year's event - her straight sets win over American Ashley Harkleroad in the final in January followed a three-set victory over Korea's Yoon Jeong Cho 12 months earlier - and believes she is in a better frame of mind for next week than she was then.

"This is a tough month, but it's the same for everyone, because you have to find your rhythm again," she said.

"You need something inside to push you to win. There are so many new players, everyone is fresh and fit, some people will have improved but you don't know until you see them."

Daniilidou's highlight of 2004 was being involved in the Athens Olympics, the pride felt at being part of the extravaganza on home soil slightly tarnished by injury.

She reached the last 16, despite being hampered by a thigh injury, before losing to French Open champion Anastasia Myskina.

"It was special for the Greek athletes. It was a great atmosphere and I will never forget it."

Her goal for next year is to break into the world top 10. She knows she can improve her fitness and sharpen her game mentally.

"I play very good against the top players. On one hand that makes me very happy, but on the other hand, when I am not playing the top players I find it hard to reach my limit," she said.

"In my mind I have to think about winning tournaments, especially this one, and not just playing one or two matches in each tournament."

Daniilidou will be the fourth seed for the classic, behind American Amy Frazier, Serbian Jelena Jankovic and the main drawcard, two-time grand slam champion, Mary Pierce, of France.

Dec 29th, 2004, 10:22 PM
I think it'll be hard for her!

Dec 29th, 2004, 10:34 PM
yes,but nothing is impossible

Dec 29th, 2004, 11:35 PM
:D :D :D Good Luck Eleni!! :D :D :D

Dec 30th, 2004, 11:34 AM
Bonne chance Eleni :)

Dec 30th, 2004, 12:00 PM
take the title girl!

Dec 30th, 2004, 12:08 PM
Udachi Eleni :aparty:

Dec 30th, 2004, 01:09 PM
Impossible is nothing ;)

Dec 30th, 2004, 03:25 PM
Well said,forever_rafter ;)


Dec 30th, 2004, 03:47 PM

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Dec 30th, 2004, 03:58 PM
Now she will be seeded 3rd as Mary Pierce has withdrawn from the tournament.

Dec 31st, 2004, 12:19 AM
GO LENA GO !!! :hearts:

ALLEZ LENA ALLEZ !!! :hearts:

PAME LENA PAME !!! :hearts:

Dec 31st, 2004, 04:45 PM
Now she will be seeded 3rd as Mary Pierce has withdrawn from the tournament.
Καλή :)

Jan 2nd, 2005, 03:13 AM

Hey Jordan!
Thank you for support Eleni ;)

Jan 2nd, 2005, 02:03 PM
Lena gera!!
3 in a row would be cool :)

Jan 2nd, 2005, 03:30 PM
lena gera me tsampouka ;) :bounce: come on girl
let's do it one more time :D

Jan 3rd, 2005, 11:36 PM
http://members.lycos.co.uk/elisse/smilies/studsmatta.gif Good Luck Lenita!!! http://members.lycos.co.uk/elisse/smilies/studsmatta.gif

Jan 4th, 2005, 02:30 AM
Little Lena :inlove:

She is not playing doubles here.