View Full Version : Elena Baltacha GBR def. Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA: 2-6 6-3 6-1

Jan 19th, 2005, 04:35 AM
:eek: :D Elena! :yeah:

Best performance at a slam besides Wimbledon, and her best performance at the Australian Open, EVER!

Congrats Elena and good luck in the next round! :bounce: :woohoo:

Jan 19th, 2005, 04:36 AM
Steph :bigcry:

Jan 19th, 2005, 04:37 AM
She's a tough young lady. :yeah: :D :worship:

Jan 19th, 2005, 04:37 AM
She didn't play well, but she is in the third round!! :D

Fantastic tournament already Elena, and good luck against either Farina-Elia or Domachowska, you can do it if you can play like i know you can!

:bounce: :woohoo:

Mrs. Peel
Jan 19th, 2005, 04:37 AM
:aparty: Happy to see her advancing!

Jan 19th, 2005, 04:38 AM
She's not even playing her best and is having her best result ever! Just think what she can do if plays her best in the next round! :eek:

Jan 19th, 2005, 04:38 AM
Elena :yeah: :D :)
very happy to see her bounce back :D

Jan 19th, 2005, 04:46 AM
She'll have to postpone her flight again. At this rate, we'll be seeing her next Saturday. :yeah:

Jan 19th, 2005, 04:49 AM
Congrats to Bally!

Jan 19th, 2005, 05:17 AM
Awesome stuff Elena :yeah: Hope she can keep it going for her next match, but I don't think she's got enough left in the tank to beat either Silvia or Marta...

Jan 19th, 2005, 05:36 AM
Elena! I'm glad she's in the 3rd round. Hopefully this will boost her confidence and game!

Jan 19th, 2005, 08:03 AM
Go Go Go Bally, fingers crossed for the next round.Make Farina Elia fight for it at least!!!!!!!!

Jan 19th, 2005, 08:14 AM
Well i wasnt expecting this.

Jan 19th, 2005, 08:20 AM
Great win! Now let's seewhat she can do against Farina Elia! :D

Jan 19th, 2005, 08:25 AM
wow, well done Elena!! ;)

Avid Merrion
Jan 19th, 2005, 09:10 AM
:worship: congrats Elena!! :D :yeah:

Jan 19th, 2005, 09:13 AM


Just so happy to have a Brit I care about still in the main draw :bounce:

foreva lindsay
Jan 19th, 2005, 09:34 AM
ELENA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU :woohoo: :woohoo: :D :D

Jan 19th, 2005, 09:34 AM
Great to see Elena reach the third round - will see her ranking now go up enough to get into most WTA qualifying tournaments!!!!

Jan 19th, 2005, 09:44 AM
A good win considering the UE count of Elena ;)

Lets hope for even better things from the Farina Elia match ;)

Good Luck EB :D

Jan 19th, 2005, 09:44 AM
and Well Done to Elena :D :bounce:

Jan 19th, 2005, 09:45 AM
'Ellie the Eagle' is flying high :bounce: GO GO ELENA!! :bounce:

Jan 19th, 2005, 10:14 AM
:eek: who will Elena next face?

chris whiteside
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:17 AM
She's a real fighter. We're not going to get over-excited yet but at least at last we Brits have someone to cheer on in the women's game.

Go, Elena!

Jan 19th, 2005, 10:43 AM
:eek: who will Elena next face?
Silvia Farina Elia

Jan 19th, 2005, 12:29 PM
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss :woohoo:
Good Luck at the next round. :yeah:

Jan 19th, 2005, 12:31 PM
Well done Bally :yeah:

Jan 19th, 2005, 12:56 PM
Great result from bally!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Jan 19th, 2005, 01:20 PM
her next match should be on TV
unless they stick her out on Court 6 again (whats their obsession with sticking 3/4 womens matches on there ??)

Jan 19th, 2005, 01:53 PM
Well Done Elena:)

What a result. She'll be ranked around 125 now. The highest ranking by a brit in about 4 years.

Jan 19th, 2005, 01:54 PM
120 actually! ;)

Jan 19th, 2005, 01:58 PM
I remember seeing Bally at Wimbledon a couple of years ago (when she beat Amanda). It was the first time in years I'd seen a British woman playing and I wasn't embarrassed!

I'm glad she's over her illness and hope she can make it to the top 100 this year!

Jan 19th, 2005, 02:07 PM
She has a good opportunity to make the fourth round here IMO. Elia won't overpower her, Bally needs to play really well and I think she'll be in with a very good chance :)

Congrats :wavey:

Jan 19th, 2005, 02:08 PM
A good win considering the UE count of Elena ;)

Lets hope for even better things from the Farina Elia match ;)

Good Luck EB :DI think her stats were a bit like that in the first round, her style of game is very attacking (one of the reasons that I like watching her, together with her 'never-say-die' attitude! :D )

I was so happy when I saw the result this morning! :bounce: I must confess that I went to bed when she was a set down and imagined that she must be struggling in the heat and would lose..... :o What a(nother) great win!! So happy for her! :woohoo:

What sort of ranking do you need to get into main draws of Grand Slams? (BTW, sorry for Stephanie because I also like her; she's got a great backhand)

:bounce: :bounce: Well done Bally :bigclap: & Good Luck vs. Sylvia!!:bounce: :bounce:

Jan 19th, 2005, 02:08 PM

Jan 19th, 2005, 03:53 PM
Elena :) Took her oppotunity here :D

I doubt she'll beat Silvia though. Silvia's game isn't something Elena probably plays against a lot and the occasion IMO will probably get to her.

Still great tournament :worship:

Jan 19th, 2005, 03:59 PM
Great result for Bally, and its fantastic to see her do this well, when people were talking about her career being over. :bounce:

Jan 19th, 2005, 04:26 PM
Wow :eek: Good luck against Silvia!

Martian Willow
Jan 19th, 2005, 04:49 PM
I gave up on her again after the first set. I think I will keep giving up on her after the first set. :)

Jan 19th, 2005, 05:05 PM
Since the day she def. A. Coetzer at Wimbly, knew she could do it. Congrats.

Jan 19th, 2005, 05:32 PM
Wow, what a great result! Well, she does have as her coach one of the only players EVER to hold a winning lead in H2H against steffi...;) :lol:

Jan 19th, 2005, 06:00 PM
I'm really very happy for Bally. :)

Jan 19th, 2005, 06:12 PM
Congrats Elena! :bounce: This is brilliant for her ranking :D

Another good comeback after dropping the 1st set :) Good luck in the 3rd round Bally - even if she loses this is beyond what most of us were expecting so she has nothing to lose.

Jan 19th, 2005, 06:20 PM
ELENA BALTACHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jan 19th, 2005, 06:31 PM
well done Lena - you have nothing to lose so go out swinging girl!

Jan 19th, 2005, 06:50 PM
Yay! I think she can go further!

Jan 19th, 2005, 08:02 PM
Hey go Elena! :bowdown: :hatoff: good luck in the next round.