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switz
Jan 5th, 2005, 11:15 AM
i think

crazillo
Jan 5th, 2005, 11:17 AM
I think it is true. More and more sources say so.

Go Elena in doubles with Maggie.

Two BUL's in the quarters, that must have been a long time ago. I don't think Bacheva and Maleeva achieved that at one event.

Chunchun
Jan 5th, 2005, 11:20 AM
:confused: :rolls:

but anyway i m for SEsil cuz i PAWed her! :banana:

grmbl
Jan 5th, 2005, 11:22 AM
Elena.. :lol: :haha:

ghosts
Jan 5th, 2005, 11:22 AM
Sesil :banana: :bounce: :bigclap:

:D :hearts: :kiss:

Beat Patty now :D ;)

oren987
Jan 5th, 2005, 11:50 AM
:confused: Wasn't Elena the winner of this match?

daniela86
Jan 5th, 2005, 11:56 AM
:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: i'm not sure about this result, but if sesil k won, i would be super!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: congrats to her! :bounce:

pla
Jan 5th, 2005, 12:00 PM
Sesil :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

What can I say more?! :bounce:

Now good luck against Patty :wavey:

KingA
Jan 5th, 2005, 12:22 PM
Sesil & Patty can be a pretty good matchup.... coz' they both have the same bitchy personality!!!! Hehe~~~ Anyway, gamewise... should be a good match, but I think Patty's extreme top spin shots and her lefty serves will cause some problems for Sesil!!!

Junex
Jan 5th, 2005, 12:37 PM
I thought so sesil lost....what is up?

is it another case of WTAtour web opss...

Jakeev
Jan 5th, 2005, 12:50 PM
I think it is true. More and more sources say so.

Go Elena in doubles with Maggie.

Two BUL's in the quarters, that must have been a long time ago. I don't think Bacheva and Maleeva achieved that at one event.
I think Maggie has been in the quarters at the same time with both her sisters at some point but can't pinpoint when that was.

DevilishAttitude
Jan 5th, 2005, 03:58 PM
Elena :haha: :tape: :fiery: :rolleyes:

How she can lose to a 15 year old who only runs well and has a good backhand :o :mad:

Probably back to her inconsisent form :sad: :tears:

Andrew.
Jan 5th, 2005, 03:59 PM
Great fighting from Sesil. :D

tom2791
Jan 5th, 2005, 04:33 PM
:eek: Go Sesil! :D

pla
Jan 5th, 2005, 05:40 PM
Let me people taste the moment for one more moment :) . Here is an article talking about the match.

Heat of the battle favours teenager
Paul Malone
06jan05

http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,1658,407775,00.jpg

EXCITING Bulgarian teenager Sesil Karatantcheva yesterday admitted she was in shock after wearing down heat-stressed Russian veteran Elena Likhovtseva in a dramatic Gold Coast second-round match.

Karatantcheva, the French Open junior champion, was rightly proud of how she somehow halted a streak of nine straight games against her, coming from 0-3 down in the third set to edge out Likhovtseva, seeded seventh, 6-2, 0-6, 7-6 (7-3).

Both players were warned by umpire Scott Ray for taking too much time between points in the third set of their Uncle Tobys Hardcourts encounter and Karatantcheva, 16, later sympathised with Likhovtseva over how the Russian had been docked a point penalty for a second delay-of-game offence.

Karatantcheva will have the resilience of youth on her side today when she tries to upset second seed Patty Schnyder in their quarter-final after a dramatic third set during which she found it "impossible to breathe".

The flamboyant Bulgarian, who has risen to No. 133 in the rankings, lay on her back after clinching match point after also trailing 1-3 in a punishing tiebreak.

Likhovtseva had called for a trainer at 4-3 in the third set to treat her for heat stress, but found the reserves to break Karatantcheva's serve when the teenager served for the match at 6-5.

"I believed I could still win even when I was behind, but I feel kind of shocked that I did," the Florida-based Karatantcheva said.

"I felt like: 'I'm young, so I have more mental priority than she does'.

"She got the point penalty, but the heat was unbelievable. You could get no oxygen after the long rallies in the third set."

On a steamy afternoon when tempers frayed, top seed Nadia Petrova admitted she has sore legs from her difficult straight-sets wins over China's Jie Zheng and Na Li.

Petrova received a warning for racquet abuse during a 7-5, 6-3 verdict yesterday over Li.

Schnyder, seeded second six years after winning the Gold Coast title, reached the quarter-finals without losing a set following a 6-4, 6-1 defeat of American qualifier Angela Haynes.

Schnyder has sought to duplicate her 2004 Australian Open preparation by rehiring Adelaide player Tim Creighton as a hitting partner to help her get a slice of the Grand Slam cake.
- source: The courrier-Mail (http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,11862129%255E10389,00.html)

And here is a little quote from the WTATour site:

...
Schnyder's opponent in the final eight will be Bulgarian qualifer Sesil Karatantcheva, who upset No.7 seed Elena Likhovtseva, 62 07 76(3). The 15-year-old rising star on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour needed 2 hours, 9 minutes to reach the quarterfinals, overcoming a 4-1 deficit in the third set, which alone lasted 1 hour, 17 minutes.

"This was a very sweet win and I know I will remember it," Karatantcheva said. "There was a point when I thought I could lose that match, but I know that it's not over until the final point.

"In the first set, I played well but the second set went so quick. She was winning it all and it wasn't until the game at 3-4 in the third set that I felt I was really back in the match. The points were so long and I hoped that being younger might help me. I was lucky to be the winner."

Karatantcheva wasn't the only teenager to reach the quarters on Day 4 as she was joined by 16-year-old Frenchwoman Tatiana Golovin, a 75 36 62 winner against Dinara Safina. Golovin will next face Italy's Flavia Pennetta, who took out France's Camille Pin, 62 46 63.

jimbo mack
Jan 5th, 2005, 05:52 PM
go 'SESILATOR'! ;)

Martian Willow
Jan 5th, 2005, 05:53 PM
Sesil. :bounce:

Elena. :sad:

JenFan75
Jan 5th, 2005, 06:23 PM
Poor Elena.

Great match from Sesil though! :bounce:

Kutuzova
Jan 5th, 2005, 06:55 PM
Good JOb Sesil!

crazillo
Jan 5th, 2005, 07:34 PM
Wow! :)

gmak
Jan 5th, 2005, 07:44 PM
lena :sad: :( :mad: after leading 3-0 and 4-1 in the third

:rolleyes: :retard: @ the umpire

TFan1156
Jan 5th, 2005, 10:36 PM
Hopefully more now are waking up to the reality that this is no ordinary 15 year old we are talking about here. This is THE SESILATOR, the future of women`s tennis. Might as well stop hatin, start appreciating, pull up a chair and watch history unfold. The ones that I am most concerned about though are the other players on the tour. I am sure many are laying awake in bed at night asking themselves, "Oh what am I going to do, Oh what am I going to do, when SESILATION comes down on me"... ;)