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andrewC
Jan 7th, 2006, 10:14 AM
poor result indeed... lost 6-2 6-3 to Yakimova. Hope you progress far with Peng in doubles :D interesting team! :banana:

andrewC
Jan 10th, 2006, 08:09 PM
Peng and Sun apparently had an exciting match against Suarez and Ruano-Pascual... I know they lost but i didn't find out the score... does anyone know?

Ellery
Jan 10th, 2006, 08:26 PM
Vivi/Paola beat Shuai/Tiantian 64 57 63

pcrtennis
Jan 10th, 2006, 10:19 PM
That's a good scoreline even though they nlost....Go Tian Tian!

andrewC
Jan 13th, 2006, 10:14 AM
I think i'd die of shock/happiness if TT manages to somehow get past her horrid first round match at the AO against Mauresmo... Best of luck girl :scared: Hope you pull off the unthinkable! :banana:

Ellery
Jan 13th, 2006, 01:32 PM
Crap draw for Tiantian :mad:

Good luck girl! :kiss:

chewy
Jan 17th, 2006, 04:21 AM
again able to win a set off top 10 players...but tian tian seemed like she ran out of gas in the last 2 sets.

chewy
Jan 17th, 2006, 04:22 AM
its fun to watch her play whn shes on form, gd efford anyway. still hav doubles

Ellery
Jan 17th, 2006, 01:34 PM
Great effort by Tiantian :yeah:

andrewC
Jan 17th, 2006, 02:49 PM
its fun to watch her play whn shes on form, gd efford anyway. still hav doubles

You're right, shes good to watch. Looks good in the new nike too :D

im proud of her. awesome photos on getty too :D

Good luck in doubles TianTian :banana:

Alec
Jan 17th, 2006, 08:34 PM
Tian Tian did try her best.

I think she was too tired at the end.

-sugi-
Jan 21st, 2006, 09:30 PM
some picture:

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4409/sunausopen18qu.jpg

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4346/sunausopen21xa.jpg

andrewC
Jan 25th, 2006, 05:37 PM
Now TianTian is the Chinese number 6... Meng is two places above her at 108...

Let's rip the field apart in Pattaya, please Sun! Don't be disheartened from your Australian tour, you played some great tennis :D :banana:

Alec
Jan 25th, 2006, 06:07 PM
I hope Tian Tian will play the tour in India and got some points to enter top100

-sugi-
Jan 25th, 2006, 06:09 PM
good luck in Pattaya!

Ellery
Feb 3rd, 2006, 01:44 PM
Tiantian faces Silvija Talaja in the first quali round at Pattaya.

Go girl! :worship:

-sugi-
Feb 3rd, 2006, 02:21 PM
good luck tiantian :D

Alec
Feb 3rd, 2006, 03:55 PM
Go Tiantian!

I believe you'll qualify for the MD!

andrewC
Feb 3rd, 2006, 07:48 PM
Let's do it ;)

andrewC
Feb 4th, 2006, 08:35 PM
At Pattaya, there were enough withdrawals for direct MD entry, but TianTian, again, draws Sam Stosur in the first round! last meeting Sun won, on the third try after two previously close games :D Hopefully now that Sun knows how to play Sam she can win :banana: I wish Sun qualified and won extra points, but at least I hope she gets to quarters vs Na :)

andrewC
Feb 7th, 2006, 01:27 AM
Sun plays Kudryavtseva (hope i spelt it right!) in the first round :banana:
Hope TianTian beats her, get revenge for your team mate Ting! Good luck ;)

Ellery
Feb 7th, 2006, 02:26 PM
Tiantian beat Alla 63 62 and is the only Chinese girl to advance to the second round! Go Tiantian!

andrewC
Feb 7th, 2006, 07:52 PM
That's my girl ;)
I remember tipping Tian Tian might win her first tournament here haha I don't wanna jinx her and doubt she could do it as she's not particularly in a hot patch of form, but I'll secretly wish and hope she does :) She does not play well against otehr chinese girls, but they are all out, so hopefully she progresses far in the tourny!
Go TianTian :D :banana:

chewy
Feb 8th, 2006, 02:45 AM
go tian tian, the last survivor!

andrewC
Feb 8th, 2006, 11:31 PM
yep, i jinxed her haha :sad:

andrewC
Feb 12th, 2006, 03:51 PM
Sun/Li beat Zheng/Yan in the finals of Pattaya Doubles :D
This is great for TianTian and Ting, who have not won a doubles title for a while now. Sad that they had to defeat another Chinese pair to do so, though...

I knew Sun would win at Pattaya, I just hoped in singles instead of doubles hehe :banana:

Ellery
Feb 12th, 2006, 04:09 PM
Way to go Tiantian and Ting :kiss:

Alec
Feb 12th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Nice win, Tiantian

andrewC
Feb 18th, 2006, 07:51 PM
TianTian got a first round qualie bye in Dubai as Vesnina and Razzano withdrew, so is effectively the 9th seed :D ;)

Hope she takes her opportunity to get into the MD, and get some much needed ranking points. Perfect chance for her to pick up points on hardcourts before her less favourite clay surface season starts! Go TianTian :banana:

wukenaihe
Feb 19th, 2006, 04:54 AM
Go Tian2!~~~

andrewC
Feb 19th, 2006, 05:57 PM
She kicked bondarenko's ass today, 6-0 6-1 :D Well done, good luck against Muller. get revenge for Ting!

andrewC
Feb 25th, 2006, 01:27 PM
Sun is 4th seed in qualies in Doha... with a first round bye!! haha 4 is my lucky number, even though i know in Cantonese at least its unlucky, but still, let's qualify TianTian ;)

Modiac.
Feb 25th, 2006, 02:25 PM
Tiantian,I believe u can get into the MD!

Ellery
Feb 25th, 2006, 11:34 PM
Go Tiantian :kiss:

1star
Feb 26th, 2006, 10:36 AM
Your 2nd round quali in Duoha will start soon. I know you can make it :D

Go Tiantian!! :bounce:

andrewC
Feb 28th, 2006, 10:03 PM
Some consolation i guess... She only ever has like 2 months every year where she does well, the rest of the time in singles she's so inconsistent. It's such a pity :sad:

Ellery
Mar 2nd, 2006, 06:35 PM
Ting/Tiantian are in the SF of Doha with a 76(5) 64 win over Daniilidou/Medina Garrigues!

Nice win!

andrewC
Mar 2nd, 2006, 10:46 PM
Wow I always forget to follow doubles at tournaments. Hope they win this!! Keep going girls, great tourney

:banana:

Rising Sun
Mar 3rd, 2006, 03:41 PM
Tiantian has to play quali at Indian Wells, so she gets into the doubles final :confused:
Qualies don't start until Monday, so perhaps she'll have some time. :confused:

Ellery
Mar 3rd, 2006, 03:46 PM
Qualies don't start until Monday, so perhaps she'll have some time. :confused:

Oh, I thought that quali started on Saturday :o ;)

Ting/Tiantian are in the final of Doha (their first TIER II final) with a solid 63 64 win over (1) Likhovtseva/Zvonareva :hearts: :kiss: :bigclap:

1star
Mar 4th, 2006, 02:35 AM
Yeah a solid win :D :D 63 64 over (1) Likhovtseva/Zvonareva

Now please win this title with Ting!! :bounce: :bounce:

andrewC
Mar 4th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Lost the final 6-4 6-4 :( but very good tournament at a Tier II :banana: Next time you'll win one when you get into the final :D

pavani
Mar 5th, 2006, 05:26 AM
Tian Tian Come On

1star
Mar 7th, 2006, 08:03 AM
Indian Wells, part of the draw for Tiantian:

(7) Anna-Lena Groenefeld - bye
Julia Schruff vs. Tian-Tian Sun
(WC) Alexa Glatch vs. Martina Sucha
(26) Anna Smashnova - bye
(20) Marion Bartoli - bye
Ekaterina Bychkova vs. Henrieta Nagyova
Maret Ani vs. Antonella Serra Zanetti
(9) Nathalie Dechy - bye

well, dont know it's an easy or tough draw!!
hope for some upsets, go!! :bounce:

andrewC
Mar 7th, 2006, 10:33 AM
Anna-Lena beat you in Hyderabad 2 years ago i think when you had a decent run, so would be good to get revenge, but Schruff is in very good form as of late. Hope you give a good account of yourself :D Best of luck, I believe you can get a few wins here :banana:

andrewC
Mar 8th, 2006, 01:07 PM
Okay, but only in simplified form as below. All of them are nice and indicate profound meaning:

李娜 Li Na: 李Li means plum(the upper 木wood and lower 子son). 娜na means beautiful and graceful in every way, 女 on left side of 娜 refers to female.)

李婷 Li Ting: 婷ting means natural grace, also lady's name only, and the right part of ting,亭,refers to pavilion(imagine a beauty in a pavillion)

彭帅 Peng Shuai: 彭Peng, the sound (shape) of (playing)drum, 帅shuai means beautiful or handsome, also commander or general, both male/female's name

郑洁 Zheng Jie: 郑Zheng, the homophone is 正 means square and positive, 洁Jie means clean.

晏紫 Yan Zi: 晏yan means comfort(the upper日, day and lower 安safety) the homophone is 燕 refers to swallow, while 紫ZI means purple, sounds like 子, auxiliary word here. Her nick name is swallow.

袁梦 Yuan Meng: (袁ancient long dress, the homophone 圆round. 梦meng is dream. (the upper part 林,two wood and lower 夕,means sunset)
Her nick name is dream becomes true! )

孙甜甜: Sun TianTian: 孙means grand/son (子son, and 小, means small) spelled sun. 甜甜Tiantian means SweetSweet(composed with tounge and sweet)

Dont know if i made myself understood? I think Chinese language is one of the most scientific in the world

PS: In China, family name is placed in front and first name behind


Just thought this was an interesting post.
Thanks to Slowvin and 1star for posting this in GM :D :bigwave:

1star
Mar 9th, 2006, 12:04 PM
Hi AndrewC,

I didn't expect the posting about Chinese players names could arouse such interest and u put my posting here!
Well, I've done some revision there! I would put them here for your comment.:)
You may delete the previous one above. :rolleyes:

In China, family name is placed in front and first name behind.
All of them are nice and indicate profound meanings

李娜 Li Na:
李Li means plum (the upper 木wood and lower 子son)
娜na means beautiful and graceful in every way. 女 on left side of 娜 refers to female.
(Fruit trees and beautiful flowers)

李婷 Li Ting:
婷ting means graceful, slim and sound. The right half 亭 refers to pavilion, the character looks like it too.
Also female's name as you can see 女 on left side (Imagine a beauty stands there in a pavilion)

彭帅 Peng Shuai:
彭Peng, the sound (shape) of (playing)drum, 帅shuai means beautiful or handsome, also commander or general.
Both male and female's name

郑洁 Zheng Jie: (sounds like clean and tidy)
郑zheng means serious and solemn (关:close, key area or care, the right half is ear!! It's not to close ears, i guess, but let ears stand up ready? It is prounanced like 整(with rise-fall in tone, while 郑 fall in tone) which means complete or tidy.
洁Jie means clean, usually female's name.

晏紫 Yan Zi: (sounds like swallow)
晏yan means comfort (the upper 日day and the lower 安safety) its homophone is 燕swallow.
(people with this surname are quite limited)
紫Zi, means purple, sounds like 子, auxiliary word here. Her nick name is swallow.

袁梦 Yuan Meng: (Her nick name is dream comes true)
袁ancient long dress, the homophone is 圆round.
梦meng is dream. (the upper part 林 means two wood and the lower 夕 means sunset) usu. female's name

孙甜甜: Sun TianTian: (Sun and double sweet)
孙 means grand/son (子son, 小small) spelled sun, not prounced that way in English tho.
甜甜Tiantian means SweetSweet,composed of 舌tongue and 甘sweet. (for female)

Dont know if i made myself understood? I think Chinese language is one of the most scientific in the world
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Ellery
Mar 15th, 2006, 04:45 PM
Ting/Tiantian are in the QF of IW after a 64 62 win over L.Granville/N.Pratt.

Go Ting/Tiantian!

andrewC
Mar 16th, 2006, 01:00 PM
Ting/Tiantian lost 7-5 7-6 i think to Stosur/ Raymond :( Ting/Tiantian always seem to get drawn with this team well before the final stages of tournaments, and often lose to them :sad:

Hope TianTian plays a better tournament in singles at Miami, although the field there is bound to be even tougher... Hope she gets a decent doubles run again in Miami too as well :D

Kimiko Latte
Mar 16th, 2006, 06:12 PM
Ting/Tiantian were leading 5-3 in the first set and blew a SP :help:

I read that on another site and I was l :fiery: They need to work on their composure but like you said it was a good effort. :)

Steveg
Mar 16th, 2006, 06:35 PM
Ting/Tiantian lost 7-5 7-6 i think to Stosur/ Raymond :( Ting/Tiantian always seem to get drawn with this team well before the final stages of tournaments, and often lose to them :sad:I may be wrong but I think these two teams met 3 times so far (2 times this year) and Stosur / Raymond are leading 2-1, having won the past 2 times.

It's somehow a good sign these two teams meet up in tournaments : it shows that Tian Tian / Ting achieve results at least in accordance with their seeding.

Ellery
Mar 20th, 2006, 06:47 PM
Tiantian beat (22) C.Martinez Granados 76(3) 75 :woohoo: :yeah:

andrewC
Mar 20th, 2006, 11:23 PM
Plus Ani got defeated, so its Carly Gullickson next... I dunno if that's a good or a bad thing though! Good luck Sun, hope you qualify :D:D :banana:

Modiac.
Mar 21st, 2006, 12:22 PM
Gullickson is easier to beat than Ani.
Please keep fighting,and back to top 100.

jisung
Mar 21st, 2006, 02:05 PM
hope tiantian can back into top100 at here

Alec
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:46 PM
Gullickson is easier to beat than Ani.
Please keep fighting,and back to top 100.

I think Gullickson is tougher

Ellery
Mar 21st, 2006, 10:39 PM
Tiantian beat Carly Gullickson 63 61 :banana: Very nice win!

Alec
Mar 21st, 2006, 11:55 PM
Nice win, Tian Tian!

andrewC
Mar 22nd, 2006, 01:21 AM
That's my girl ;)

andrewC
Mar 22nd, 2006, 01:43 PM
O.k, so Double-T Sunshine (as one of the posters in GM likes to call her hehe ;)) will face Angela Hayens in first round, another tough powerful player. But what is really exciting/scary/promising experience for Sun, is that if she wins her first round match, she will play Martina Hingis!!!! Now, regardless of the score, it is almost definite Hingis would win (even though I always think Sun could pull off the upset :lol: ), I would LOVE to watch this match so if anyone reads this message and knows how to record and upload movies on the internet, PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE record and upload the potential 2nd round Miami match between Sun and Hingis! :banana: what an exciting tournament :D

andrewC
Mar 22nd, 2006, 01:52 PM
Also, like i posted in another thread, does anyone know that since TianTian is not included in the fed cup team this year ( :sad: ), will she and Ting get to play doubles, and Sun herself play singles in WTA tournaments whilst the rest of the Chinese players play against Indonesia? I think it would be beneficial to them both?

Ellery
Mar 22nd, 2006, 09:15 PM
Tiantian beat Angela 62 64 :banana:

andrewC
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:05 PM
Yay, i knew it was worth putting 400 vcash on TianTian to win :D

5 aces, 32 winners, 9/10 net approaches... glad to see some variety and net play from TianTian! Great performance. Good luck against Hingis :scared: gotta try get lower than the 25 errors you made today against Haynes!

Go TianTian :banana:

Modiac.
Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:26 PM
Also, like i posted in another thread, does anyone know that since TianTian is not included in the fed cup team this year ( :sad: ), will she and Ting get to play doubles, and Sun herself play singles in WTA tournaments whilst the rest of the Chinese players play against Indonesia? I think it would be beneficial to them both?

I hope she can play some tournaments to increase her ranking.
But Tiantian hasn't in any tournament's entry list by now.

andrewC
Mar 25th, 2006, 01:17 AM
Sun was defeated 6-3, 6-2..... she couldnt take advantage of Hingis's second seves, she wasn't doing enough with her own first serves, but she didnt disgrace herself at all... she hit more winners, more aces and less double faults than Martina, just probably lots of unforced errors. I'd be so happy if anyone recorded this and put it up to download :bowdown:

Ellery
Mar 26th, 2006, 11:47 PM
Ting/Tiantian beat Mariya Koryttseva/Jelena Kostanic 63 64 :yeah:

Modiac.
Mar 27th, 2006, 02:43 AM
Well done,Tiantian&Ting.
Now Black&Stubbs are out,so they have a big chance to go further!

Steveg
Mar 27th, 2006, 04:54 AM
Well done,Tiantian&Ting.
Now Black&Stubbs are out,so they have a big chance to go further!
A doubles match against Loit is never an easy one. Tian Tian / Ting know it from their previous encounters.

Besides Tian Tian / Ting lost last time they met this team.

Let's Hope they can take their revenge today.

andrewC
Mar 27th, 2006, 07:58 PM
they won 6-2 6-4 :D:D :banana: :) ;)
Far too many double faults though, they got something like 6 or 7 in their first round match too :(
Do they play Martina Navratilova and Liezel Huber next? :scared:

P.S. TianTian is back up to 106 in singles rankings after a decent tournament here. too bad she will take a break until the clay season (don't see her on any entry lists for the next few events, im guessing because the chinese team is playing fed cup?) and will not have the chance to build on her form. She is looking in great shape at the moment, so hope she can break the top 100 and hit some form in Roland Garros, the grand slam that she surprisingly hasnt qualified into MD for!

Steveg
Mar 29th, 2006, 08:07 AM
Do they play Martina Navratilova and Liezel Huber next? :scared:
Yes. It will be the fourth meeting against M. Navratilova in doubles. Last one at the US Open (Navratilova + Raymond) was pretty close :) .

Steveg
Mar 29th, 2006, 07:22 PM
It was Groenefeld/Navratilova ;)
Yes, my mistake. The two previous ones were against Raymond / Navratilova ;) .

I hope that Tian Tian / Ting target will be to beat Navratilova in doubles :) . They are getting closer and closer...

andrewC
Mar 30th, 2006, 12:35 AM
7-6 6-4 loss at the hands of Martina and Liezel... Close, but it's those double faults on important points.... :sad:
Theys hould move up the doubles rankings a bit more after good showings at IW and Miami though :D

andrewC
Apr 15th, 2006, 01:05 PM
Does any one know how come Sun TianTian is not on the Rabat entry list, when Na, Zi and Jie are? Sun could easily get into the qualy draw with her ranking around 120...? :sad: :mad:

Rising Sun
Apr 15th, 2006, 01:53 PM
Does any one know how come Sun TianTian is not on the Rabat entry list, when Na, Zi and Jie are? Sun could easily get into the qualy draw with her ranking around 120...? :sad: :mad:
She's entered Rome instead.

1star
Apr 15th, 2006, 02:54 PM
Does any one know how come Sun TianTian is not on the Rabat entry list, when Na, Zi and Jie are? Sun could easily get into the qualy draw with her ranking around 120...? :sad: :mad:The Head coatch is crap, who had little experience coatching for WTA tournaments before and was often criticised for simply bringing all of them to the same tournament. So he made sth different for the 1st time :cool:
1. They wanted Tiantian/Ting to focus more on doulbles.
2. Avoid TianTian/Ting meet Jie/Zi in doubles and singles as well. Ting is a threat,who beat both of them in their previous meetings.

Ellery
Apr 15th, 2006, 04:59 PM
I think that it is a good idea for Tiantian to play Rome. For doubles, it allows Ting/Tiantian to win more pts; for singles, it will help Tiantian gain valuable experience.

Modiac.
Apr 17th, 2006, 03:51 AM
Yeah,it's a good choice for Tiantian play Rome,but Ting is very poor,she can't even enter qualifying.

andrewC
Apr 17th, 2006, 02:32 PM
TianTian is still in next in qualifying though... :sad:

1star
Apr 17th, 2006, 04:41 PM
TianTian is still in next in qualifying though... :sad:To raise singles ranking, they both need to play in lower Tiers or high Tiers at least in qualifying list.

They two are wanted to focus on doubles and raise doubles ranking as high as top12 so as to enter Olympic Game. Playing in singles may not gaurantee them to reach top50, qualified to enter Olympic Games.
Zi is near top70, it might be easy for her to reach top 50, so she can play more singles.

andrewC
Apr 17th, 2006, 05:14 PM
To raise singles ranking, they both need to play in lower Tiers or high Tiers at least in qualifying list.

They two are wanted to focus on doubles and raise doubles ranking as high as top12 so as to enter Olympic Game. Playing in singles may not gaurantee them to reach top50, qualified to enter Olympic Games.
Zi is near top70, it might be easy for her to reach top 50, so she can play more singles.


I guess it makes sense... Sad she won't be in the qualifying for Berlin either, too many higher ranked players on the entry list for that too :sad: Hope she does well in doubles at these events after all this!!

Seems she'll only have the chance to get points at Estoril and Strasbourg before RG... Best of luck here :banana:

Alec
Apr 17th, 2006, 11:33 PM
I feel like that TianTian is not as ambitious as Yan who played some tourments by her own last year.

It's so sad

andrewC
Apr 18th, 2006, 12:55 AM
I feel like that TianTian is not as ambitious as Yan who played some tourments by her own last year.

It's so sad

She played on her own because the rest of the Chinese team had other priorities, I can't remember the reason for it now though, it's escaped me... I said in soem previous post somewhere else TianTian should have played a tournament this week coming whilst the other Chinese girls are playing fed cup, but sadly i didnt get my wish!

Ellery
Apr 18th, 2006, 07:02 PM
Tiantian got direct entry into Roland-Garros MD :D

Alec
Apr 23rd, 2006, 11:06 PM
Tiantian got direct entry into Roland-Garros MD :D


Good news :)

pierce0415
Apr 24th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Does this mean that Tian Tian will not be on the Beijing Olympic Team in 2008?

Chinese Fed Cup coach said after victory over Indonesia:

"I am happy with the victory. My team played very good. This team will become the national team at the upcoming Asian Games and the Olympic Games in 2008,"

Modiac.
Apr 24th, 2006, 02:52 PM
Does this mean that Tian Tian will not be on the Beijing Olympic Team in 2008?

Chinese Fed Cup coach said after victory over Indonesia:

"I am happy with the victory. My team played very good. This team will become the national team at the upcoming Asian Games and the Olympic Games in 2008,"
I'm sure she will play doubles with Ting in 2008 Olympic games.
If she can increase her singles ranking into top 50,she may get a position in singles in 2008.

1star
Apr 24th, 2006, 03:34 PM
I hope Jiang can be kicked out before 2008. For him Olympics is everything, which is ruining the players careers.:mad:

He can speak some English with that terrible prounciation. That does not mean he can be a good coatch.
I dont know if he was a top 30 player even in China at his time! :rolleyes:

He is very rude and always seeking to be in the limlight. Therefore I erased his image from the photo with players in Fed Cup :p

pierce0415
Apr 24th, 2006, 03:41 PM
I hope Jiang can be kicked out before 2008. For him Olympics is everything, which is ruining the players careers.:mad:

He can speak some English with that terrible prounciation. That does not mean he can be a good coatch.
I dont know if he was a top 30 player even in China at his time! :rolleyes:

He is very rude and always seeking to be in the limlight. Therefore I erased his image from the photo with players in Fed Cup :p

Which image are you talking about?

1star
Apr 24th, 2006, 03:56 PM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2006-04/21_2560882_3.jpg
He stands behind Jie on this photo

andrewC
Apr 26th, 2006, 09:36 PM
Tiantian got into quali at Berlin :woohoo:


YESS!!!! what a result! hope she gets through to round one, tier 1 event qualifying can have some useful points :banana: ;)

CooCooCachoo
Apr 26th, 2006, 10:34 PM
Go TT :)

Ellery
Apr 28th, 2006, 09:11 PM
Tiantian faces Barbora Strycova in the first quali round at Estoril. She then faces Ting or Natalie Grandin :mad:, and potentially (5) Bohmova.

Go Tiantian!

Modiac.
Apr 29th, 2006, 02:28 PM
Tiantian lost qualifying 1r in straight sets :sad:

andrewC
Apr 29th, 2006, 08:48 PM
Shocking. just shocking :sad:

andrewC
May 4th, 2006, 08:25 PM
Li/Sun are doing better than Yan/Zheng at Estoril at least, beating Foretz and her partner 5-7 6-2 7-5. Go on and win this whole tourny girls ;) highest seeds left in the draw and not many other established teams in the field :banana:

Modiac.
May 6th, 2006, 12:31 PM
Tiantian&Ting win the doubles title in Estoril again!!!
Congratulations!!! :D

andrewC
May 6th, 2006, 03:18 PM
Woohoo :D :) ;) :banana: So they have won here twice then, in successive years? Hope they win in Rome too, a tier 1 event. And Berlin :o I want them to win everything! What was the other title they won this year, was it Pattaya doubles?

Alec
May 6th, 2006, 07:16 PM
Woohoo :D :) ;) :banana: So they have won here twice then, in successive years? Hope they win in Rome too, a tier 1 event. And Berlin :o I want them to win everything! What was the other title they won this year, was it Pattaya doubles?


Yes, I think so.

I hope they can win tierI titles!

Ellery
May 6th, 2006, 07:25 PM
Well done Tiantian/Ting!

andrewC
May 7th, 2006, 03:39 PM
Well TianTian's form has dropped off really badly in singles after she was just getting momentum from the American hardcourts because the rest of the Chinese team got some match play at Fed Cup, but TianTian just did "training". Fat lot of use that was! :fiery: After a dominating first set, including an ace (she has a surprisingly useful serve, not too many DF's) 6-3 vs Cohen Aloro, she loses the next two without a trace, 6-1 6-0. Such a shame. Hope for a better show in Rome if she gets into qualifying (on next in list, number 4) and if not, then Strasbourg. Such a shame for her. Best of luck in doubles now, win Berlin! :o
P.S. nice to see Ting with 2 qualifying round wins in Berlin... hope she gets into MD

Alec
May 9th, 2006, 11:40 PM
Maybe she is too tired.

She should not play so many tierIV doubles. there are not much points there

andrewC
May 10th, 2006, 12:30 AM
such a shame. oh well. :sad:

andrewC
May 13th, 2006, 07:28 PM
Sun and Li both in the final qualies round of Rome tier one :banana: maybe just as well they got out of Berlin doubles so early! Both could do with doing well in singles. I predict Zheng/Yan win Berlin doubles (easy 6-2 6-0 win today in SF) and Ting and TianTian to win Rome :o
3 aces by sun today, only one DF, although lots of breaks fo serve on clay... hopefully she can qualify for MD and cause some trouble with her big forehand and loopy back hands on clay. fight TianTian :D ;)

andrewC
May 14th, 2006, 06:02 PM
Sun lost to Oprandi, 4-6 5-7 :sad:

Tian Tian was broken 7 times in the whole match :help: her first serve is wicked when it's on, she got another ace in today's match, but her second serve is WEAK. only won 24% of points behind her second serve. She should get a foreign coach like Li Na and Rikard the Swedish bloke. Best of luck in doubles with Ting, hope you play better than your poor performance in Berlin :o

Ellery
May 15th, 2006, 12:22 AM
Tiantian :help:

Tiantian/Ting face (6) Vivi/Paola in the first round :unsure:

Alec
May 15th, 2006, 03:20 AM
A tough draw for Tiantian/Ting

Alec
May 15th, 2006, 08:11 PM
tiantian and Ting beat Vivi/Paola in the 1st round!

Girls, win this title!

andrewC
May 16th, 2006, 01:32 AM
YAY :banana:

Modiac.
May 16th, 2006, 02:33 PM
keep fighting!!~~ :D :bounce:

andrewC
May 17th, 2006, 08:05 PM
Sun and Li beat Camerin and Garbin 6-2 6-1 :banana: keep going girls, glad to see Sun picking up her form, apparently she was dreadful in Berlin :o

Ellery
May 17th, 2006, 08:11 PM
:D

Ting/Tiantian's BP conversion percentage was bad though :o

andrewC
May 17th, 2006, 10:02 PM
we almost have the same vcash, ellery ;) must have the same betting tendancies!

Ellery
May 18th, 2006, 03:05 PM
we almost have the same vcash, ellery ;) must have the same betting tendancies!

:lol: :)

andrewC
May 19th, 2006, 09:24 PM
Li/Sun lost in QF (i think) of Rome doubles, 6-4 6-1 to Hantuyama :sad:

Ellery
May 19th, 2006, 11:58 PM
Tiantian can now play quali at Strasbourg. She is the fifth seed.

andrewC
May 20th, 2006, 10:17 AM
That's good news, i guess, providing she manages to get into MD and take some scalps :) ;) :banana: :o
Best of luck TianTian

andrewC
May 21st, 2006, 12:36 PM
Sun Def Schneider 6-1 6-0 in first round qualies, Strasbourg. Easy! Hope she qualifies, fingers crossed :banana:

andrewC
May 21st, 2006, 02:03 PM
Come on TianTian... FIGHT!

P.s. good luck in doubles with Aiko in Strasbourg :banana:

Ellery
May 29th, 2006, 06:34 PM
Tiantian beat Katya Bychkova 62 75 :woohoo:

andrewC
May 29th, 2006, 06:54 PM
:banana: great result, no double faults, an ace and more winners than errors. Great spirit breaking back immediately every time. keep up this form and she'll have a great chance in her second round match :D

pierce0415
May 30th, 2006, 09:29 PM
Does Coach Yu Li-Qiao no longer travel with Tian Tian and Ting?
If so, why not?

andrewC
May 31st, 2006, 12:11 AM
Yay TianTian! Beat Nicole in singles too :o you got a big forehand, can volley, and a strong serve. now do it! Best of luck Double-T Sunshine :banana:

Alec
May 31st, 2006, 09:34 PM
Tiantian lost to Nicole

Modiac.
Jun 1st, 2006, 02:50 PM
Does Coach Yu Li-Qiao no longer travel with Tian Tian and Ting?If so, why not?
Yu isn't in national team ,she should be back to her hometown now.But she is still Ting's coach.

andrewC
Jun 1st, 2006, 05:43 PM
Better luck in the doubles with Ting and Simon Aspelin! Tough draw for both, but mixed especially... Ullyet and Black :o

Ellery
Jun 2nd, 2006, 07:58 PM
Tiantian/Ting lost to Iveta Benesova/Barbora Strycova 64 67(3) 46 :mad:

Tiantian/Simon upset (2) Cara/Kevin 60 36 61 :woohoo:

andrewC
Jun 4th, 2006, 04:42 PM
Gutted for the unexpected womens doubles loss, wish they'd wont he tiebreak, but hey! upset in the mixed doubles was also enexpected but very welcome. Win it all, TianTian! :banana: :lick:

Ellery
Jun 4th, 2006, 11:13 PM
Zvonareva/Ram beat Tiantian/Simon 62 46 63 :sad:

andrewC
Jun 4th, 2006, 11:32 PM
boo :tears:

Alec
Jun 6th, 2006, 01:15 AM
I think Tiantian will earn some points on grass court season.

andrewC
Jun 6th, 2006, 03:31 AM
her big forehand should create problems on a faster service, i agree... she has started approaching the net a bit more as i have noticed in her roland garros stats, with some good success, this bodes well for the grass court style of play too. Best of luck TianTian :banana:

Hant11
Jun 8th, 2006, 06:21 AM
Tian Tian Sun - Strasbourg '06
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/9311/tiantiansun3ef.jpg

Bus
Jun 8th, 2006, 06:45 AM
I think Tiantian will earn some points on grass court season.
Yes, TianTian entered the 2nd Round of Wimbledon in 2004 (as a qualifier), very good result :D

andrewC
Jun 9th, 2006, 03:41 AM
Tian Tian Sun - Strasbourg '06
http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/9311/tiantiansun3ef.jpg


Smiley TT :D :drool:

Alec
Jun 9th, 2006, 06:30 PM
Tiantian looks awsome in the picture

andrewC
Jun 10th, 2006, 02:23 AM
just some pics of TianTian that I like :D

Alec
Jun 10th, 2006, 05:19 AM
The pictures don't show up

andrewC
Jun 10th, 2006, 11:34 PM
TianTian lost to Ahsha Rolle first round qualies in Birmingham :smash: :tears: :fiery:

That's the excitement for another tourny, another week for me :sad: although I hope Na can do well, although she will probably be beaten by sharapova in round 3 :scared: Peng seems to have a good draw if she can overcome Jankovic in the 2nd round. Damn, i feel a bit deflated... :o :rolleyes:

Alec
Jun 11th, 2006, 05:08 AM
I really have no idea when Tiantian can really focus on her single match and become a top 60 player.

Maybe she never will?

Modiac.
Jun 11th, 2006, 07:04 AM
She has to focus on doubles,cuz she can't control her major.
She needs to accomplish her task in Beijing 2008.
What a shame!!

andrewC
Jun 12th, 2006, 04:53 PM
Good luck to Li and Sun in doubles, second seeds in Birmingham... TianTian better win this considering she's meant to be concentrating on doubles :o

Alec
Jun 12th, 2006, 08:43 PM
(2) T.Li/Sun (CHN/CHN) d. Salerni/Vento-Kabchi (ARG/VEN) 76(2) 63

andrewC
Jun 12th, 2006, 09:30 PM
thanks for that Alec :D have you got any stats?

Ellery
Jun 12th, 2006, 09:39 PM
AndrewC, go to http://birmingham.lta.org.uk/Results/Results.htm

and click on results. The window will pop out with Ting/Tiantian's match still on it. Click on it to get stats.

andrewC
Jun 13th, 2006, 12:57 PM
I meant, click on livescores, then results, sorry.
Thanks :bigwave:

andrewC
Jun 13th, 2006, 12:59 PM
They really need to stop serving double faults!!! :fiery:

andrewC
Jun 16th, 2006, 07:12 PM
grrr with black and stubbs out they had a great chance to collect their 3rd doubles title of the year, 4th final :smash:

andrewC
Jun 17th, 2006, 09:20 PM
Li/Sun have a tough draw, first round facing Pennetta and Dementieva :scared:
And tomorrow, Sun has to play Kirsten Flipkens and then if she wins against Alona Bondarenko, both handy players, in the space of about 3 hours :fiery: another tough tournament for Sun at Ordina :sad: hope she comes out of it fighting, and get a first round win and possibly a second at Wimby... Her form on grass this season has not been as good as in the past :rolleyes:

Ellery
Jun 17th, 2006, 09:21 PM
Good luck Tiantian :hug:

andrewC
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:13 PM
TianTian lost to Flipkens 7-6 2-6 1-6
Why does she always start a match fighting and in good form, then lose her head? She's more of a mental case than the rest of the Chinese team, definitely :tears:

andrewC
Jun 18th, 2006, 06:50 PM
I didnt realise it was actually Li Na, not Li Ting playing with Sun at Ordina!!!! What a cool team, but shame it wont help TianTian and Ting get to Madrid in the doubles race :sad:

-sugi-
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:29 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/mrbenesova/WTA%20Players/Tian-Tian%20Sun/1.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/mrbenesova/WTA%20Players/Tian-Tian%20Sun/10.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/mrbenesova/WTA%20Players/Tian-Tian%20Sun/9.jpg
My pictures from Flipkens match :)

Ellery
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Thanks a lot!

Alec
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:31 PM
Nice pictures, thanks a lot

andrewC
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:58 PM
Thanks for those pics!
She looks a little bit bothered or annoyed in those pictures lol bless her

andrewC
Jun 21st, 2006, 09:57 PM
TianTian will not play doubles now at Ordina due to Na's injury and withdrawal... Shame, TianTian has not had much practice on grass courts competitively, and although it's not singles, a good run in doubles would have been good for her in the run up to wimbledon :sad:

pierce0415
Jun 23rd, 2006, 07:04 PM
Tian Tian will play Vierin in Wimbledon 1R
I think that is a great draw for Tian Tian
she could not have asked for any better
she better win or else :tape:

Alec
Jun 23rd, 2006, 07:33 PM
It's a good draw for Tiantian, but I'm not sure whether she can take this chance.

Ellery
Jun 23rd, 2006, 07:45 PM
In doubles, Ting/Tiantian face Bethanie Mattek/Mashona Washington in the first round :mad: Mattek/Washington beat Groenefeld/Shaughnessy 60 60 at Eastbourne, so it is gonna be tough :o

Alec
Jun 24th, 2006, 02:50 AM
In doubles, Ting/Tiantian face Bethanie Mattek/Mashona Washington in the first round :mad: Mattek/Washington beat Groenefeld/Shaughnessy 60 60 at Eastbourne, so it is gonna be tough :o

Take it easy.

Both Groenefeld and Shaughnessy play poorly on grass.

I don't think Mattek/Washington would be a trouble

Modiac.
Jun 24th, 2006, 11:58 AM
Anyway,Tiantian/Ting have no point to defend in Wimby,just go and show themselves!

andrewC
Jun 24th, 2006, 03:36 PM
:D best of luck in both, and does anyone know if TianTian is playing mixed as well? she had a decent result at Roland Garros?

UDACHi
Jun 28th, 2006, 04:30 AM
COURT 10
Dick Norman (BEL) vs Martin Lee (GBR)
Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) vs Alyona Bondarenko (UKR)
Tian-Tian Sun (CHN) vs Nathalie Vierin (ITA)
Marion Bartoli (FRA)[24] vs Karolina Sprem (CRO)
Stefano Galvani (ITA) vs Daniele Bracciali (ITA)

If I remember correctly, Vierin is one of the worst players on tour. :tape:

Good luck, Double T Sunshine! :cool:

pierce0415
Jun 28th, 2006, 04:43 PM
Tian Tian is looking good so far in her match

does anybody know how fast Tian Tian can serve?

Alec
Jun 28th, 2006, 06:10 PM
tiantian won the match

6-3 6-4

good job

Pasta-Na
Jun 28th, 2006, 06:24 PM
well done. double T :yeah:

purplerain
Jun 28th, 2006, 08:18 PM
:banana: Chinese rock today :)

andrewC
Jun 29th, 2006, 01:30 AM
aww was this match on tv? I was at work all day :( so glad she won :banana: She definitely has a good grass court game :D i was a bit concerned when she lost in qualies in Ordina! TianTian plays mixed odubles again with Simon Aspelin, got through a few rounds together in Paris, so good luck again here... they'll need it, possible second round match against Bhupathi/Yan or Bob Bryan and Venus! :scared:

wukenaihe
Jun 29th, 2006, 07:27 AM
Tian Tian is looking good so far in her match

does anybody know how fast Tian Tian can serve?

fastest:170Km/h.

pierce0415
Jun 29th, 2006, 02:42 PM
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LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Li Na, China's first seeded singles player in a grand slam draw, swept into the third round at Wimbledon with an impressive 6-2 6-4 victory over American Meilen Tu on Wednesday.

"I am happy with my performance," she said as the sun set on a memorable day for four Chinese women players who have their sights firmly set on the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Li was seeded 27th for the Wimbledon championships on the back of her WTA ranking of 30th, a record high for a Chinese singles player.

On Wednesday, she followed three other Chinese woman in notching up a notable triumph for the rising tennis nation at Wimbledon.

Zheng Jie faced a tough battle against the Czech Eva Birnerova before advancing to the third round 7-6 5-7 6-3.

Relieved to have come out on top, she said: "It was difficult today. She had a big serve and good backhand. It really is great to be here at Wimbledon for the first time."

But she, like all the other new young hopefuls of Chinese tennis, had her thoughts firmly fixed on triumphing before a home crowd.

"With the Olympics coming to Beijing in 2008, our tennis association is giving big support to everyone," she said.

Sun Tian-Tian, who has already tasted Olympic glory with a doubles gold medal at Athens in 2004, had a confidence-boosting 6-3 6-4 victory over Italian Nathalie Vierin to reach the second round.

"In grand slams all matches are tough but I played well today," she told Reuters after her victory.

She certainly did not appear to be phased by the grass courts of Wimbledon. "It is the same for everybody isn't it?" she said.

In another first round triumph, Peng Shuai defeated Greece's Eleni Daniilidou 6-4 6-4.

Daniilidou had scored a major shock at Wimbledon last year when she knocked out Justine Henin-Hardenne in the first round.

For China has been gradually making breakthrough after breakthrough into the top ranks over the last few years.

At the Australian Open in January, Zheng Jie and Yan Zi won China's first grand slam title in women's doubles and then shortly afterwards they became the first Chinese players to rank in the Top 10 in Doubles.

Alec
Jun 30th, 2006, 07:24 PM
Maybe it's time for Ting to retire. :mad:

Tiantian needs a better partner :o

Pasta-Na
Jul 1st, 2006, 10:09 PM
maybe tiantian should partner with na li...

andrewC
Jul 2nd, 2006, 03:59 PM
Grr embarrassment in doubles from TianTian. I agree, I think Ting can be a liability sometimes. when she's on shes great, but more often than not shes throwing in double faults and just not playing that well at all. Decent result reaching second round for TianTian in singles, and I know she got through one round of mixed doubles with Aspelin :) good luck TianTian :banana:

andrewC
Jul 2nd, 2006, 04:05 PM
Hope TianTian can get into MD in LA too, tier II event, she does well on american hardcourts usually so hopefully a good 20 or 30 points minimum for TianTian :banana: fingers crossed she can play at her best anyway :o
It is clear the CTA's aim is to make TianTian and Ting focus on the doubles here at Tier II LA, whether they'll win it after their latest performances i doubt it :tape: , and letting the other girls Zheng, Na and Yan get their singles ranking up in Stockholm Tier IV, im sure the CTA hoping there will be a Chinese titlist here. This is the wrong way round. TianTian should play Stockholm with Ting, great chance of winning another title, and with a weaker singles field for TianTian to improve her singles ranking too. Only Shuai is matched to the right tournament, going to Tier II LA to play singles. :rolleyes: makes me mad sometimes, the CTA. I guess if TianTian and Ting can win LA and then do well in US Open doubles there is a chance of two chinese teams in the Year End Championships? :shrug: BIG "if", though....

andrewC
Jul 2nd, 2006, 04:08 PM
Oh, and at the end of Wimbledon, TianTian should be at a new career high of 87, beating her last career high of 88 from after Wimbledon 2004 :banana: and should again be the Chinese number 5, over-taking Meng Yuan and catching up to Yan Zi who should be around 75 :D

Alec
Jul 2nd, 2006, 09:41 PM
Oh, and at the end of Wimbledon, TianTian should be at a new career high of 87, beating her last career high of 88 from after Wimbledon 2004 :banana: and should again be the Chinese number 5, over-taking Meng Yuan and catching up to Yan Zi who should be around 75 :D


Tiantian has a lot of points to defend in LA, US open, and then China open. It won't be easy for her to impove her ranking. :sad:

Good luck :D

Pasta-Na
Jul 3rd, 2006, 03:23 AM
what was her result in LA last year?

Pasta-Na
Jul 3rd, 2006, 03:25 AM
i know she reached r2 in us open... but i dont think she needs defend many points in china open as the quality points are off at the beginning of this year.

Pasta-Na
Jul 3rd, 2006, 03:26 AM
hopefully tiantian or zheng jie will win the title of mixed doubles... maybe zheng jie can be the queen of 2 G.S champions in wimbleton this year ;)

Alec
Jul 4th, 2006, 04:58 AM
Now Tiantian finished all her matches at Wimbly

Good luck in LA

andrewC
Jul 10th, 2006, 10:36 AM
Good luck in LA indeed. Hope she gets a decent little run going, and some more matches of her turn up in the video threads :)
I'd love it if Sun/Li got their act together and won more doubles titles, even the US Open... one can live in hope :o

andrewC
Jul 11th, 2006, 07:28 PM
TianTian's new ranking is confirmed as 86 this week, meaning she is at a new career high :D Play more tournies and win more matches!! You can do it :banana: :lick:

Ellery
Jul 16th, 2006, 05:35 PM
Tiantian lost to Tatjana Malek 46 63 63 in Fed Cup :o :help:

andrewC
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:50 PM
:retard: :o :tape: :banghead: :smash: She has two regular ways of losing. starting off well by winning the first set and losing the next two, or after losing the first set easily, she'll fight and win the second but run out in the third. That is if she isn't trounced in 2 sets anyway :sad: Hope she picks up some form in the US hardcourt season, do well in LA qualies TianTian, you have such a good serve and forehand! :hug: :banana:

andrewC
Jul 17th, 2006, 12:02 AM
Slightly better news, checked Eggy's updated ranks thread, Sun is actually 85 now :lol: :woohoo:

andrewC
Jul 17th, 2006, 01:48 AM
Sun's Fed Cup website profile photo is beautiful :)

Pasta-Na
Jul 18th, 2006, 09:18 PM
:lol:

Alec
Jul 19th, 2006, 12:21 AM
Sun's Fed Cup website profile photo is beautiful :)

yes, but the picture on WTA website is just..... :confused:

andrewC
Jul 26th, 2006, 08:11 PM
yes, but the picture on WTA website is just..... :confused:

lol there are some great photos of TianTian in Li Na's photos thread... so beautiful :D

Does anyone know which tournaments TianTian will be playing singles qualifying in, I know LA, but I'm not sure about San Diego, is she playing doubles there with Shuai or what? Hope someone can help me out :) Desperate for TianTian to start doing well in singles too! She has some solid results from last year's LA to defend, if i remember correctly :scared:

^_^chinese
Aug 6th, 2006, 06:09 AM
Tiantian faces Alex Stevenson in the first quali round of LA. Go Tiantian!
she lost
good luck to her
hope she play better next

Alec
Aug 6th, 2006, 07:15 AM
It's really sad that Sun turned out to be a disappointment

:sad:

andrewC
Aug 6th, 2006, 04:21 PM
oh dear. i dont even want to say anything else :o

Pasta-Na
Aug 6th, 2006, 05:03 PM
lost to alex :fiery:... hope u r still in top 100 by the end of this year :yawn:

Ellery
Aug 6th, 2006, 11:16 PM
Ting/Tiantian face Dushevina/Santangelo in the first round, and then (1) Raymond/Stosur.

Go Ting/TT! :bounce:

^_^chinese
Aug 7th, 2006, 05:14 AM
come on
you can beat Raymond /Stosur

Modiac.
Aug 7th, 2006, 08:57 AM
I guess Raymond/Stosur will be beaten in 1r,and I hope so.

andrewC
Aug 7th, 2006, 10:58 AM
Its about time TianTian and Ting win another title. Come on girls, fight! :banana:

andrewC
Aug 9th, 2006, 03:02 PM
I had a feeling this would be the result :sad:
I reckon the CTA are starting to forget about the olympic champions, because now they are doing so well in singles with Na and Jie and Jie and Zi made the break through and won China's first grand slam... it's so sad :bigcry:

Alec
Aug 9th, 2006, 11:16 PM
I had a feeling this would be the result :sad:
I reckon the CTA are starting to forget about the olympic champions, because now they are doing so well in singles with Na and Jie and Jie and Zi made the break through and won China's first grand slam... it's so sad :bigcry:


I think the problem is with the Chinese duo themselves. :fiery:

I heard lots of rumors about the bad relationship between them. :mad: Anyway, for every loss there is a reason. I think they also lost motivation after Olympic games, which will really ruin their career. I have a sad feeling that if they can not do some good jobs by the end of this year, ting li's career may be ended.

^_^chinese
Aug 10th, 2006, 10:07 AM
............ come on.....
"ting it's career may be ended"........ i really don't want to see it...
Go , and come back soon......
win more matches, do better in US OPEN..........
good luck!!!

andrewC
Aug 10th, 2006, 02:03 PM
I hope TianTian makes more of her singles, she is so fit, has a good serve and forehand, can obviously volley... it's a shame she has not really developed. I wonder who she will play doubles with next? It's sad for Ting if she does end up retiring, she has had some useful singles results, over Zvonereva i believe? SF in WTA tournament in Guangzhou... :tears: as for Sun, she is still young, 24 i believe, so here's wishing her a much more successful next few months, and in the long term career ;)

Ellery
Aug 10th, 2006, 03:46 PM
I hope TianTian makes more of her singles, she is so fit, has a good serve and forehand, can obviously volley... it's a shame she has not really developed. I wonder who she will play doubles with next? It's sad for Ting if she does end up retiring, she has had some useful singles results, over Zvonereva i believe? SF in WTA tournament in Guangzhou... :tears: as for Sun, she is still young, 24 i believe, so here's wishing her a much more successful next few months, and in the long term career ;)

Well said :)

Pasta-Na
Aug 10th, 2006, 05:05 PM
i think they will keep playing until beijing olympics at least :D

Pasta-Na
Aug 12th, 2006, 08:02 PM
good effort even lost that tough match :)

better luck next time :hug:

^_^chinese
Aug 13th, 2006, 11:08 AM
......... do better next

Alec
Aug 13th, 2006, 08:07 PM
good fight though.

Pasta-Na
Aug 13th, 2006, 08:22 PM
ting li also showed us a good fight :D

proud of tiantian and ting li, good luck to u girls doubles :bounce:

Lunderbald
Aug 14th, 2006, 04:39 PM
Tiantian still have a weak mind. She sometimes did really good. but sometimes just can't over it.

andrewC
Aug 14th, 2006, 11:15 PM
I know what you mean, Lunderbald. Well, with all these apparently fantastic foreign coaches, hopefully she can turn it around :D
Good luck in doubles in Montreal :scared: Please get a decent result! :banana:

Pasta-Na
Aug 15th, 2006, 01:06 PM
they won over alicia's team 7-6 6-1 :woohoo:

finally they start to fight back :D

Pasta-Na
Aug 15th, 2006, 01:07 PM
even she lost in Q draw... we can see tiantian was fighting hard and lost in a tough match :D

hope u do well in doubles :kiss:

andrewC
Aug 15th, 2006, 05:07 PM
Finally, a match well within her capabilities to win and actually wins it! Hope Ting controls her double faults in future though! haha I'm just hoping the team gets a good little run going :scared: :o

Go TianTian :banana:

andrewC
Aug 16th, 2006, 05:58 PM
Good luck Ting/TianTian aganist Ivanovic and Kirilenko :scared:

Rediscover your form here, and thrash them! :banana:
No double faults please, Ting :o

pierce0415
Aug 16th, 2006, 08:49 PM
guys I found out that Tian Tian did not make it directly into Guangzhou Tier III main draw. hopefully there are some withdrawals

andrewC
Aug 17th, 2006, 01:17 PM
guys I found out that Tian Tian did not make it directly into Guangzhou Tier III main draw. hopefully there are some withdrawals


I wouldn't mind her playing qualies if I knew she'd qualify... Nowadays i'm not so confident :rolleyes: :mad:

She could do with all the points she oculd get, to be honest! :tape:

Good luck TianTian :banana:

andrewC
Aug 17th, 2006, 01:17 PM
Ting/Tiantian lost to Ivanovic/Kirilenko 60 76(4) :help:


Oh dear :tape: :o :tears:

Ellery
Aug 17th, 2006, 03:05 PM
By the way, here is a link to Volcanic_Tennis (Matt)'s report.

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=255077

On post number 27 of this thread (second page), there is a paragraph on the Ting/Tiantian vs Ana/Makiri match.

It looks as if Maria was being pretty bitchy :fiery: Wish Tiantian had slapped her :devil:

Anyways, Tiantian is way cuter than Maria :hearts:

Pasta-Na
Aug 17th, 2006, 03:08 PM
let her be bitchy... she always lose in the first or second round :angel:

Ellery
Aug 18th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Tiantian beat Kaia Kanepi 76(5) 36 63 in the first quali round of New Haven :woohoo: :yeah:

Pasta-Na
Aug 18th, 2006, 09:14 PM
i think tiantian has been doing well lately. even she lost in her previous two tournaments. she lost in 3 tough sets :D today she won in 3... her mental is tough :bounce:

andrewC
Aug 18th, 2006, 11:57 PM
Go TianTian! thats better. keep up the mental toughness, and perhaps stamina in matches... i always thought she looked really fit, do you guys reckon this is a problem in the 3 setters she gets involved in? Keep going in qualies :banana:

andrewC
Aug 19th, 2006, 12:03 AM
By the way, here is a link to Volcanic_Tennis (Matt)'s report.

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=255077

On post number 27 of this thread (second page), there is a paragraph on the Ting/Tiantian vs Ana/Makiri match.

It looks as if Maria was being pretty bitchy :fiery: Wish Tiantian had slapped her :devil:

Anyways, Tiantian is way cuter than Maria :hearts:


You're damn right Tian x2 is cuter ;) :lick:

andrewC
Aug 19th, 2006, 12:15 AM
After reading Volcanic Tennis Matt's report, aww I could just imagine TianTian all fired up and angry lol bless her. She's a star :banana:

^_^chinese
Aug 19th, 2006, 02:59 AM
Tiantian beat Kaia Kanepi 76(5) 36 63 in the first quali round of New Haven :woohoo: :yeah:
good job :bounce:

andrewC
Aug 19th, 2006, 08:52 PM
TianTian whipped young un Audra Cohen (who beat Olga Savchuk, decent player in first qualy round) 6-3 6-2. saved 71% of the break points she faced, served 3 aces, and thankfully only two double faults :o

She took advantage of Audra's second service really well it seems from the stats. Keep going TianTian! Hope you win final round qualies and get into MD :D :bounce:

Pasta-Na
Aug 19th, 2006, 09:45 PM
come on, tiantian :fiery: pls win one more match to be qualified :D

andrewC
Aug 20th, 2006, 12:09 PM
Good luck against Mara, she's tough and also has a big serve and forehand :scared: Yours is better though! :banana:
Also good luck playing doubles with Meilen Tu ;)

Pasta-Na
Aug 20th, 2006, 06:57 PM
good luck :kiss:

andrewC
Aug 20th, 2006, 08:34 PM
TianTian beat Mara 7-5 6-1, after being down most of the first set, she saved 6 of 7 break points Mara had, when she was down she took many games on Mara's serve to deuce, broke her 4 times and once to love :hearts:
I love this focused attitude from Sun, Shows what she can do against nifty players when she has confidence! Got a lot of her first serve points won, nearly three quarters, plus 2 aces! Solid performance. (only 4 double faults :o ) :banana: MD of New Haven, here she comes!

Pasta-Na
Aug 20th, 2006, 08:41 PM
well done, sun :D

Ellery
Aug 20th, 2006, 09:06 PM
Great fight Tiantian :kiss: Hope you get Medina Garrigues in the MD :unsure:

andrewC
Aug 21st, 2006, 04:45 PM
Nope, she got Patty :scared:
Hope TianTian's up for a match featuring lots of spin! Good luck :banana: Surprise us all!

Pasta-Na
Aug 21st, 2006, 05:08 PM
sun ;)

andrewC
Aug 21st, 2006, 06:10 PM
http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=8857742&postcount=1655

Sun's been impressing other people this week who have seen her play live, woohoo. maybe not rrfnpump though :lol:

Pasta-Na
Aug 21st, 2006, 07:03 PM
i think she has a chance to beat patty :bounce:

andrewC
Aug 21st, 2006, 08:56 PM
Awesome result, second Top 10 win of her career woohoo! TianTian defeated Patty 6-1 6-3! I'm over the moon(ball) haha
saved 9 of 10 break points (her master stroke)
2 aces, no DF (v.g.)
punished 86% of Patty's second serves
broke 5 times out of 6 opportunities. Solid, great performance. frizzy scalp is hers!
:banana:

Pasta-Na
Aug 21st, 2006, 09:03 PM
no DF from sun :eek:

Pasta-Na
Aug 21st, 2006, 09:04 PM
really well done, destroyed patty in less than an hour :D

Ellery
Aug 21st, 2006, 10:50 PM
Awesome win Tiantian :banana:

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Aug 21st, 2006, 11:05 PM
Congrats Tiantian !!! Kee going ! Now beat Stosur in the second round ! :D :bounce:

andrewC
Aug 21st, 2006, 11:06 PM
i noticed in pictures on getty images, TianTian wore a skirt, differnt to shorts like all the rest of the team seem to prefer. She looks really pretty and cute :hearts:

andrewC
Aug 21st, 2006, 11:06 PM
She's got Stosur? amazing. After losing to Stosur twice last year in close matches, she finally got her revenge and beat Sam easily. Hope she can build on her good week and remember how well she played when she beat Sam last time ;)

martin white
Aug 21st, 2006, 11:32 PM
congrats tian tian! :) nice scalp to have! :hatoff:

1star
Aug 22nd, 2006, 04:49 AM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/1c/full.getty-71650060nl011_pilot_pen_ten_4_09_58_pm.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/BBS/uploadFiles/2006-08/22_3690077_2.jpg
:woohoo:

^_^chinese
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:20 AM
great!!!!

Lunderbald
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:10 AM
Sun start shining, hope both she and sam can perform well, no matter who wins next round

Pasta-Na
Aug 22nd, 2006, 02:05 PM
tiantian vs sam... they always play a tough match. hope sun can get through :D

DolceVita
Aug 22nd, 2006, 02:35 PM
:worship: Pleasant Surprise

andrewC
Aug 22nd, 2006, 09:04 PM
TianTian lost 6-4 1-6 2-6 :tears:
Showed good fighting in the last set, and second set for that matter, refusing to get bagelled :D and some more aces! :woohoo: use that height, TianTian :cool:
Like Ellery said in a thread in GMS though, its another one of those win-the-first-set-then-get-your-ass-whipped-in-the-next-two losses :lol:
Hopefully she'll take heart from this, she's beaten players higher than her in the rankings just to qualify, and then a TOP 10 PLAYER so hey, it's not all doom and gloom. She must have started to get tired in her 5th match i 5 days too, plus there's doubles still to come. Good idea to rest before USO, hope she can make 3rd round of a slam this time :banana:
Good luck with Meilen in NH doubles, Tian Tian, show your opponents your guns :armed:

Ellery
Aug 23rd, 2006, 01:02 PM
Tiantian and Meilen lost 57 60 62 in the first round doubles on Monday :p

(Another win-the-first-set-then-get-your-ass-whipped-in-the-next-two losses) :o

Anyway great tourney for Tiantian, go lkick some butt at the Us Open! :bounce: