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andrewC
Feb 4th, 2007, 04:42 AM
I hope she beats Dulko this time, TianTian coul dhave done with at least one win to get her up the rankings when everyone else around her had points off... :fiery:

Tough draw, might face Molik in round two :scared: TianTian has dealt with big servers like Stosur before, Hope she has a really good tournament :D :banana: Best of luck!

Lunderbald
Feb 4th, 2007, 05:50 AM
she is not on her best shape at the moment

andrewC
Feb 4th, 2007, 08:13 PM
Anyone know why she is not playing doubles at Pattaya? :confused:

Ellery
Feb 6th, 2007, 02:21 PM
Tiantian lost 64 61 :o :help: :rolleyes:

andrewC
Feb 6th, 2007, 05:27 PM
It's so depressing! Another poor start to the season by TianTian. I don't know what all this team training in China etc is doing for her, she seems to be regressing. She only won Tashkent cos the CTA didnt send any minions to follow her! grrr. Hope she does better in doubles at Pattaya, although she should pla with Sun :fiery: I think they put her with Ji Chun-Mei because they want to get moe chinese girls into top 100 of coubles rankings :o

andrewC
Feb 6th, 2007, 05:38 PM
Ji/Sun(CHN) d. Peng/Castano(CHN/COL) 61 3-1 Ret.

Hope Catalina and Shuai are o.k? :scared:

Keep winning, Ji and Sun :D

Pasta-Na
Feb 6th, 2007, 11:43 PM
It's so depressing! Another poor start to the season by TianTian. I don't know what all this team training in China etc is doing for her, she seems to be regressing. She only won Tashkent cos the CTA didnt send any minions to follow her! grrr. Hope she does better in doubles at Pattaya, although she should pla with Sun :fiery: I think they put her with Ji Chun-Mei because they want to get moe chinese girls into top 100 of coubles rankings :o

thats what i thought :haha:

Ellery
Feb 8th, 2007, 02:19 PM
Ji/Sun beat Fedak/Rodionova 62 61 :woohoo:

GrassClay
Feb 8th, 2007, 03:26 PM
CONGRAT!!!!!!!!!

andrewC
Feb 8th, 2007, 03:42 PM
Sun must be a good teacher, although I know Sheng-Nan and Chun-Mei have had success at doubles at junior and ITF level too :D

pierce0415
Feb 8th, 2007, 03:48 PM
congrats
but Chun-Mei will now miss the qualies in Bangalore

andrewC
Feb 8th, 2007, 05:56 PM
haha cool stats, thanks for looking them up! Long may it continue, too :banana:

Pasta-Na
Feb 8th, 2007, 11:39 PM
tiantian is helping to boost ji and shengnan's doubles ranking up :) probably we will see 4 Chinese teams to compete in G.S in near future. yan/zheng, na/peng and a mixed combination with tiantian, shengnan and ji. :haha:

Pasta-Na
Feb 8th, 2007, 11:41 PM
i think tiantian is physically stronger than yan/zheng and more skilful than na/peng in doubles. its what makes her to be a good teacher :)

andrewC
Feb 9th, 2007, 12:00 AM
yeh, TianTian can really whip forehands and her serve is over 100 mph... She always looks the most toned and fit, too. Yan has a good serve also, is better at volleys, but less consistent. Zheng is best at consistency and depth and movement. Na easily the most powerful! Na needs to work on match strategy lol then she can really reach her peak. I really hope double Sun play more often! They could be such a good team, SteveG said ShengNan is a smart player, and is also fairly tall and strong. They should be the other team for the Olympics, TianTian deserves the chance to defend her title :fiery:

Alec
Feb 9th, 2007, 07:58 PM
seriously I don't care about doubles.
She needs some decent wins in singles.

Pasta-Na
Feb 11th, 2007, 11:22 PM
a super doubles player can earn up to US$ 1 million per year :p 4 G.S + some tier 1 tournaments.

andrewC
Feb 13th, 2007, 12:01 AM
TianTian's Protegés are playing doubles together at Bangalore, good luck to Ji and Sun Jr! Sun also played well and beat good up and coming players like Amina Rakhim to qualify for singles. Ren Jing got a couple of wins in qualifying too :D Good luck to them all at Bangalore :banana:

fencer
Feb 13th, 2007, 05:57 AM
:devil:

pierce0415
Feb 13th, 2007, 03:15 PM
according to CTA, Tian Tian's next doubles partner will be Shuai Peng :eek:

andrewC
Feb 14th, 2007, 03:07 PM
the CTA are dumb :smash: Sun/Sun has something going on, a connection, and they put her with Peng, who is blatantly a very good singles but not a very good doubles player. (no offense, just the truth).

andrewC
Feb 14th, 2007, 03:12 PM
Anyone know where TianTian is playing next? :banana:

pierce0415
Feb 14th, 2007, 03:22 PM
I believe Tian Tian will not play until Indian Wells and Miami (Q Draw) :sad:

Ellery
Feb 14th, 2007, 04:44 PM
About the CTA's rule to take away prize money if they lose in first round, all I can is :help: for Tiantian :tape:

Jie and Na are really consistent and I doubt they'll be really affected by that rule (apart from Jie's early six-loss-streak in the beginning of the year, she had like only 2 first round losses from March to November;) )

As for Tiantian however, if she maintains her "I-have-4-great-tournaments-a-year-and-suck-the-rest-of-the-time-attitude", :help:

Pasta-Na
Feb 14th, 2007, 11:10 PM
people said shuai peng moves so fast when she plays doubles :p vera/peng def yan/zheng last year, remember?

with shuai's big serve. probably tiantian/peng will dominate the doubles domain :p wonder who na li will partner with. yan/zheng and sun/ji are fixed i suppose, tiantian is still finding a good doubles partner. it would be cool if China has 4 good doubles teams :rocker2:

disco_rage
Feb 18th, 2007, 08:46 PM
How come Tiantian is not playing till Indian Wells and Miami. She could have done well surely at Bangalore, Memphis, Bogota???

Pasta-Na
Feb 21st, 2007, 10:09 AM
Well, Jie was supposed to play at Memphis, so I suppose Tiantian and Zi were also committed there. Dunno why they withdrew though :confused:

otherwise they flied there for one match, then came back :p

they are gonna to play 3 or 4 tier 1 tournaments in a row :eek:

pierce0415
Feb 21st, 2007, 07:27 PM
Tian Tian is in Q of Amelia Island Tier II

Pasta-Na
Feb 23rd, 2007, 06:55 AM
tiantian :rocker2:

Alec
Feb 23rd, 2007, 06:57 PM
Tian Tian is in Q of Amelia Island Tier II

good to know that :)

andrewC
Feb 28th, 2007, 06:05 PM
I don't want to jinx her but she usually plays well in the American Hardcourt season.... fingers crossed for some decent wins and a few runs in tournaments! :banana: :scared: :o

Pasta-Na
Mar 1st, 2007, 06:54 AM
I don't want to jinx her but she usually plays well in the American Hardcourt season.... fingers crossed for some decent wins and a few runs in tournaments! :banana: :scared: :o

there are many hardcourts in China. Come on, Chinese girls :rocker2:

pierce0415
Mar 1st, 2007, 04:16 PM
Tian Tian is also in Q of Charleston Tier I

Pasta-Na
Mar 2nd, 2007, 04:01 AM
tiantian :)

andrewC
Mar 5th, 2007, 01:08 AM
Wow Charleston. Hopefully she can qualify :D :banana: best of luck, wishing you much success at the up coming tournaments!

Pasta-Na
Mar 5th, 2007, 08:28 AM
tiantian/peng should be better than na/peng :)

andrewC
Mar 6th, 2007, 07:05 PM
I'm hoping TianTian gets her tactics right, she is well capable of beating Sprem in the first round at Indian Wells. She could force Sprem into her erratic mode, spraying her ground strokes everywhere. That's the plan I'd have anyway! Show her your forehand, TianTian! Best of luck :D ;) :banana:

andrewC
Mar 7th, 2007, 02:09 PM
Haha. Sun/Peng have drawn Yan/Zheng in the first round of doubles. great :smash: Then the first seeds either team that wins could face are Chan & Chuang. Tough draw!
I still really think Double Sun should be playing as a team :fiery:

pierce0415
Mar 7th, 2007, 06:31 PM
maybe the CTA will order one team to tank it :scared:

Pasta-Na
Mar 7th, 2007, 07:16 PM
dont know if the tournament directors did that on purpose. Chinese Doubles teams kept playing together in R1 for many tournaments this year :fiery:

andrewC
Mar 8th, 2007, 04:03 AM
TianTian beat Sprem!! 6-4 7-6(1)
Break fest, but TianTian was able to hold more times than Karolina, and she was winning all the points on her serve in the TB when it counted. Great fight and determination, more of this please TianTian! :D ;) :banana:

andrewC
Mar 8th, 2007, 11:32 AM
Next opponent is 11th seed Sharhar Peer of Israel... A very good young player, don't really know much about her though, aside from being beaten 1 and 1 by Venus in Memphis :banana: Hope TianTian comes out with another solid game plan and makes us proud!

Ellery
Mar 8th, 2007, 02:05 PM
Tiantian :woohoo: Nice tiebreak.

Pasta-Na
Mar 9th, 2007, 08:38 AM
tiantian won :)

good luck in R2 :kiss:

lost in doubles as expected :angel:

Pasta-Na
Mar 9th, 2007, 10:58 AM
i vbet 751 on tiantian :D

andrewC
Mar 9th, 2007, 06:29 PM
I bet 483 :) I think is she plays sensibly and smart she could have a shout. No surprise about the doubles, but it was closer that I expected. Maybe Shuai could be a good partner after all? Hope they cause some damage int eh next tournament, although I still wish Double Sun was allowed to develop a partnership :tears: :fiery:

andrewC
Mar 12th, 2007, 06:30 PM
TianTian was up 3-2 with a break... oh well, melt down. never mind, regroup and come back fresh for the next tournament :) Hope you can get a decent doubles run too! :banana:

Pasta-Na
Mar 13th, 2007, 02:56 AM
good luck in the next tournament, tiantian :fiery:

andrewC
Mar 14th, 2007, 04:19 AM
that 25 points for beating Sprem means she should be new career high on monday, 77th! keep improving and fighting, you could be so much higher if you were more consistent! :banana:

Pasta-Na
Mar 14th, 2007, 06:26 AM
hope she will be qualified in the next tournament :bounce:

DolceVita
Mar 16th, 2007, 01:53 PM
Sun TianTian replaces Smashnova March 15 - Miami

pierce0415
Mar 16th, 2007, 02:46 PM
Sun TianTian replaces Smashnova March 15 - Miami

AWESOME NEWS, as long as she dosen't lose 1R in the MD :scared:

andrewC
Mar 16th, 2007, 04:15 PM
lol exactly... Take this chance and please use it to your benefit TianTian. You have game, just believe it! :banana:

riyao
Mar 16th, 2007, 04:54 PM
;) :p :bounce:

andrewC
Mar 20th, 2007, 02:03 AM
Sun plays Vania King, winnable, 1st round Miami. Please do it! Then Justine 2nd round :scared: who knows, moonballs could perhaps annoy her? :shrug: :o

Good luck TianTian! :banana:

Pasta-Na
Mar 20th, 2007, 04:22 AM
tiantian is in MD again :lol:

pls at least win the first round match :p

ALYOUNA
Mar 20th, 2007, 11:06 AM
TT pls win the first round Justin will wait for you

andrewC
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:16 PM
O.k, so personally i'm a bit disgusted Sun is playing doubles with Rodionova (who she owns in singles :p ), secondly again in the first round she faces Yan/Zheng, and third of all the quarterfinal of either Sun/Rodionova or Yan/Zheng would be Chan/Chuang!

Nightmare!

Ill cheer all three teams on though, even Anastasia :devil: :tape: :o
Good luck :banana:

andrewC
Mar 22nd, 2007, 11:15 AM
Really disappointed about TianTian's 1st round in Miami, losing to Vania King (who she has beaten before) 7-6(4) 7-5 especially when you consider the points she had to defend and also the sheer amount of chances she had. A member watched her play and said she was the more powerful, more dominant player especially on Vania's second serves but it counted for nothing when it came to it, with her forehand going long too often and only 2/15 break points (up til 4-4 second set) converted. SO annoyed! :smash: :tears: this must be really demoralising for Tianx2... Poor girl, going to lose in first round of doubles too, either ordered to by CTA or just because she's playing with an ASS, a combination of the two probably :lol: :hug:

lovehotel
Mar 22nd, 2007, 04:51 PM
:sad: Tiantian,U should'nt lose a match in this way

andrewC
Mar 25th, 2007, 05:34 PM
The following is pretty depressing... She should have won :fiery: at least she's using doubles skills and converting to winners at the net?


Match Statistics

Stadium: Women's Singles, 1st Round 1 2 3
Vania King (USA) 7 7 Draw
(4)
Tiantian Sun (CHN) 6 5
Elapsed Time By Set 63 67

Statistics: Match • Set 1 • Set 2
Match Summary V. King T. Sun
1st Serve % 76% 68%
Aces 0 0
Double Faults 3 2
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 48 of 75 = 64% 36 of 57 = 63%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 8 of 24 = 33% 12 of 27 = 44%
Winners (including service) 22 31
Unforced Errors 32 46
Break Point Conversions 4 of 8 = 50% 3 of 16 = 19%
Net Approaches 11 of 23 = 48% 21 of 25 = 84%
Total Points Won 92 91

Pasta-Na
Mar 30th, 2007, 06:32 AM
pls get into MD in the next two tournaments and have some good wins in Fed Cup :fiery:

andrewC
Mar 30th, 2007, 04:31 PM
If they gave TianTian as good a coach as Na, she would have no problem taking her chances and have much more confidence, bringing the potential out of her game. Such a shame :tears: :fiery:

Pasta-Na
Mar 31st, 2007, 01:09 PM
tiantian's match is on today, good luck :D

andrewC
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:28 PM
TianTian beat Raluca Olaru, up and coming junior player :D
Good luck in second round qualifications against another seed, hope you win :banana: Keep up the winning mentality!

Pasta-Na
Apr 1st, 2007, 08:43 AM
hope she will beat iveta too and get into MD :p

andrewC
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:54 PM
lost to iveta 6-2 7-6 :tears:

Highlandman
Apr 1st, 2007, 05:26 PM
:sad: :sad:

I don't understand her, some days she is better than most of top-10-players and plays great tennis and on the other hand she loses matches like this one against Stevenson 06 :tape:

dulkogii
Apr 2nd, 2007, 04:04 AM
Court 6 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Llagostera Vives vs. Bardina
2. Krajicek vs. Sun
3. Domínguez Lino vs. Santangelo
4. Shvedova vs. Brémond

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Apr 2nd, 2007, 12:56 PM
Lucky loser :bounce:

Try to take advantage of this chance :D

pierce0415
Apr 2nd, 2007, 01:19 PM
I hope she takes advantage of this chance :help:

andrewC
Apr 4th, 2007, 01:01 AM
Nope, won the first set 7-6 but lost the next two 6-4 6-4 :tears:

Oh dear, you have the weapons, maybe its tactics that's going wrong? someone who watched TianTian in an earlier tournament this season said she didn't change her forehand grip in time for most shots during a rally, causing her to spray her shots long. She needs to change this quick, I have noticed her UEs are quite high lately. Anyways, head up, best of luck in the next tournament... Will she be training for Fed Cup for a long time now though?:confused: :rolleyes:

Pasta-Na
Apr 4th, 2007, 07:14 AM
tough match :crying2:

good luck in ur doubles match and next week tournament :p

andrewC
Apr 4th, 2007, 12:36 PM
I'm gonna call the doubles team of TianTian and Vania "Louis XIV"... the self proclaimed "Sun King"! Best of luck, beat the new team of Raymond Petrova :fiery:

andrewC
Apr 4th, 2007, 05:21 PM
o.k Sun King got royally dethroned :o embarrassing 6-2 6-1 loss :scared:

Ellery
Apr 4th, 2007, 07:08 PM
Sun King :lol: Very witty Andrew. :yeah:

Pasta-Na
Apr 5th, 2007, 01:35 AM
keep training for the Q draw next week, sun :rocker2:

Highlandman
Apr 7th, 2007, 09:11 AM
Q1 Charleston vs Kristina Brandi :cool:

Good luck Tian Tian :hearts: :yeah: ;)

pierce0415
Apr 8th, 2007, 01:14 AM
did TT win against Brandi??? :scared:

andrewC
Apr 8th, 2007, 03:55 PM
i dont think so, brandi is playing yung-jan today :tears:

TianTian is being a bit of a disgrace this season, I wish she would be consistent! :o

andrewC
Apr 8th, 2007, 04:04 PM
she lost 6-3 5-7 7-5... She had a great game when her first serve went in, 4 aces, took a fair share of the points when Brandi hit her second serve, but TianTian only won 28% of points on her second serve :o :help: :tape:

She needs to work on this, I've noticed this is letting her down in her last few matches, especially on clay... maybe she is trying to hit spin but on clay it just doesn't work, whereas it is more solid on hard or grass? I wish her better luck in later competitions this season, she needs to win some matches quick or she'll slip out of the top 100 again :tears:

pierce0415
Apr 8th, 2007, 04:33 PM
:help:
I had no idea if she won or not since the Charleston website was not working properly yesterday

she needed to get some WINS under her belt before the Fed Cup tie :scared:

now she will go to Italy next week with limited confidence

pierce0415
Apr 10th, 2007, 04:53 PM
this is not exactly the kind of results that Tian Tian needed prior to playing Fed Cup singles tie next week in Italy

she took Krajicek and Brandi to 3s on green clay ... could have won both of those matches ... she will be up against Schiavone, Garbin or Santangelo next week :help:

but anything can happen so good luck to our Tian Tian

andrewC
Apr 10th, 2007, 10:41 PM
Yes, that's the thing, she can kick top 10 ass but lose to people out of the top 100. It's so frustrating! but Sun/Peng, or the new dream team as hk_andy/super-na calls them :lol: won their first round match, 6-2 5-7 6-1. brain fart in the second set but at least they won! Sun needs to solidify her reputation as a good doubles player, hope Peng or indeed Sun jr help her to do that :D well done girls! :banana:

Pasta-Na
Apr 13th, 2007, 04:55 AM
peng/sun def world no.1 and FO champion lisa/stosur in 3 sets today! :woohoo:

Pasta-Na
Apr 13th, 2007, 04:56 AM
really hope peng/sun will be seeded in FO so that they wont have a chance to face Yan/Zheng in the early rounds :p

Ellery
Apr 13th, 2007, 01:15 PM
Great win Shuai and Tiantian!

andrewC
Apr 14th, 2007, 04:15 PM
completely unexpected! wicked result! so proud :) :banana: ;)

Go for the finals girls!
Also rooting for Pratt/Stewart to defeat Liezel huber... never liked that woman lol but I do like wee Cara :p

andrewC
Apr 15th, 2007, 06:28 PM
finals in a doubles tournament! TianTain finally back where she belongs! love it. Best of luck, i guess it is in CTA's interests if either wins? I hope TianTian goes for it and wins :) :banana: best of luck!!
Glad Peng is improving in doubles too! :D

Ellery
Apr 16th, 2007, 03:48 PM
TT/Shuai lost 75 60 :sad: They were leading 4-2 in the first set and served for it at 5-4 :help:

andrewC
Apr 16th, 2007, 11:10 PM
They did much better this tournament than they did at their last one though! So good for beating the world number one team :banana:
Maybe these two could work for the second chinese doubles team, TianTian is guaranteed, but I still don't know if Sheng-Nan or Shuai is better for her... :shrug:
Well done TianTian and Shuai for a good performance, nice to see TianTian back in a final! ;) :D

Pasta-Na
Apr 17th, 2007, 01:05 AM
they cant beat yan/zheng because CTA ordered them not to :p

pierce0415
Apr 17th, 2007, 02:34 PM
Just in time, team finds perfect pair

By Zhao Rui (China Daily)
Updated: 2007-04-17 09:37

China's Grand Slam winners Zheng Jie and Yan Zi ended their three-month title drought at the Family Circle Cup yesterday, but new pairing Peng Shuai and Sun Tiantian stole the limelight simply by making it to the final.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2007-04/17/xin_350404170946306230504.jpg
China's Shuai Peng returnsthe ball during her match against Tatiana Golovin of France during the third round of the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament Thursday, April 12, 2007, in Charleston, S.C.[AP]

After the retirement of Olympic gold medalist Li Ting the country has been searching for another competitive doubles pair in a bid to repeat the success of the Athens Games next year in Beijing.
Despite a 7-5, 6-0 loss in Charleston to their teammates Zheng and Yan in the WTA's first ever All-Chinese doubles final at a Tier I event, Peng and Sun have all but secured their place in China's Olympic team.
"They are very likely to become our second pair at the Beijing Olympics," Gao Shenyang, vice-director of the Administrative Center of Tennis, said. "We want to field the best possible players at the Olympics. They have a mixture of experience and talent and they played much better than we expected. Peng is already a good singles player, so I think there will be great chemistry between them in the very near future."
Paired for the second time at a major tournament, the duo proved an instant hit, ousting world No 1s Samantha Stosur and Lisa Raymond in the second round and then rallying to beat Flavia Pennatta and Gisela Dulko. They were quickly given the nickname "Tian-Shuai" by Chinese media, meaning "sweet and graceful".
"It's quite comfortable playing with Peng," said doubles veteran Sun Tiantian after the match. "I think we've got great rhythm because our games are similar. Peng is a very powerful player and things are much easier when she is around."
China has had trouble finding a second doubles force since Olympian champions Li Ting and Sun Tiantian began to lose form in 2005. Different rotations were tested this year Li Na, Peng Shuai, as well as youngsters Sun Shengnan and Ji Chunmei, but none of them have looked capable of assisting Zheng and Yan in the country's gold medal quest next year.
The two Suns played some good tennis during a six-game winning streak early in the season and reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, but Sun Shengnan's modest singles ranking (235) makes it hard for her to secure a berth in the Beijing draw.
Gao said the two pairs will be finalized in late June, when a new Olympic Points System takes effect, but if Peng and Sun keep up their good form the decision could come sooner.
"We don't need to wait that long because they are already showing something we are looking for," said Gao. "Personally I hope we can fix it as soon as possible to give them more tournaments to get used to playing with each other. We have already discussed the matter with the coaches."
On the singles' side, Peng has shown signs of improvement after teaming up with Chinese-American Michael Chang in four tournaments in North America. She climbed up to No 32 from 65 and upset Swiss veteran Patty Schnyder last week en route to the quarterfinals.
Chang has yet to reach a formal agreement with Peng's Tianjin Tennis Team, but his efforts have made a difference.
"I had some tough days last year and it was Chang who turned it around," Peng said. "He gave me the confidence to brush aside a daunting 2006 season. We really feel good with each other and he brought me a lot of energy."
The new pair, however, won't have any time to rest as they will lead China at the Fed Cup tie against Italy this month.
According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the players need to compete in at least two Fed Cup ties to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games. World No 17 Li and No 33 Zheng have been sidelined to give younger players a chance to rack up Olympic ranking points.
Peng and Sun Tiantian are expected to fill in and shoulder the task of leading the national team to an historic high. "This is another test for them," said Gao. "A few victories in the US doesn't guarantee anything. They need to keep the momentum at the upcoming events."

pierce0415
Apr 17th, 2007, 04:53 PM
Tian Tian's clay court schedule

Fed Cup (Italy)
REST (2 weeks)
Prague
Rome (Q)
Strasbourg
Roland Garros

andrewC
Apr 18th, 2007, 09:14 AM
hope she picks up some easy singles points in Prague! she has almost no points to defend so this is where she needs to pick up some points! no use only having a few good tournaments a year :o Good luck in the Fed Cup tie, TianTian :D Schiavone is out from injury, so there is a better chance maybe! :banana:

Pasta-Na
Apr 18th, 2007, 09:22 AM
she seems playing better on clay this year :p

andrewC
Apr 18th, 2007, 09:35 AM
Thanks for posting that article above, Will :D at least the CTA admit double Sun were amazing! :ras:

pierce0415
Apr 18th, 2007, 01:29 PM
Tennis-China's top two miss Fed Cup tie after misunderstanding
By Ken Ferris
LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - China's top two Li Na and Zheng Jie will miss this weekend's Fed Cup tie against holders Italy after the Chinese Tennis Association misunderstood the rules.
World number 17 Li Na and 33rd ranked Zheng Jie were left out of the squad to help other players qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to a senior CTA official.
"This is to ensure the Olympic players have played Fed Cup twice before the Games as the (rules) require," Gao Shenyang, deputy director of the CTA, told Reuters last month.
"The Olympics has the first priority," he added ahead of China's world group debut in Castellaneta Marina. "If there are conflicts we have to sacrifice the Fed Cup."
However, the International Tennis Federation has written to the CTA to explain that players only have to be eligible for the Fed Cup to qualify for the Olympics and do not have to play.
"We did what we could," an ITF spokesman said on Wednesday. "It appeared they'd made a decision based on a misunderstanding of the rules. We advised them because we think it's important that the Fed Cup has the strongest teams possible."
"They sacrificed the Fed Cup for the Olympics and we said they didn't need to," he added. "It's a real shame."
The error means China have to play Fed Cup holders Italy with a weakened squad that includes Zhang Shuai and Sun Sheng-Nan, who are both outside the world's top 200.
World number 32 Peng Shuai and Olympic doubles gold medallist Sun Tiantian, ranked 90th, are also in the squad.
With Li, China's best hope of singles gold at the Olympics, and Zheng the team had been considered contenders to win the Fed Cup but Italy are now clear favourites to win the tie.
A CTA spokeswoman in Beijing said on Wednesday that she was not aware of the mix-up, adding that the squad had departed for Italy earlier in the day for the April 21-22 tie.

Steveg
Apr 18th, 2007, 05:04 PM
Tennis-China's top two miss Fed Cup tie after misunderstanding

Nevermind. It is a good opportunity for Sheng-Nan to play a top Fed Cup tie :) .

Pasta-Na
Apr 18th, 2007, 10:11 PM
i think they will still win :p

drake3781
Apr 20th, 2007, 05:11 AM
Sun was so cute in Charleston. :D

Played a good, hard 1R match too. :yeah:

andrewC
Apr 20th, 2007, 01:07 PM
Aww TianTian does seem so sweet!
Hope she plays well n Fed-Cup, she has a good record but now Italy is a big task... Hope Tian-Shuai, Sweet and Graceful, bring China success :banana:

As expectd, Sheng-Nan and Shuai Jr. have no role in the tie :o

pierce0415
Apr 20th, 2007, 02:48 PM
http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_3374_gallery.JPG

pierce0415
Apr 20th, 2007, 02:48 PM
Tian Tian will start China's quest against Tatiana Garbin
good luck Tian Tian

andrewC
Apr 21st, 2007, 01:03 AM
nice photo of the chinese team, thanks Will :)

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Apr 21st, 2007, 10:36 AM
Good luck Tiantian ! you have to win today. Come on, you can do it :) :bounce:

andrewC
Apr 23rd, 2007, 11:10 PM
the italian fans said even though the score was a three setter and Sun winning her set easily, Sun played horribly and has no talent :fiery:
I refuse to believe it! lol. disappointed by her show against Mara, who isn't good on clay herself, and then her doubles :help: Double Sun are meant to be dynamic! Any one fill me in? i was on a weekend holiday in Bordeaux so i haven't been around! :ras: hehe

andrewC
Apr 25th, 2007, 09:03 AM
Wishing TianTian good luck in Prague next week :banana: better than going into qualies for a Tier I for sure, hope she takes advantage! :scared: :o

Pasta-Na
Apr 25th, 2007, 11:14 PM
good luck next time, sun :kiss:

Pasta-Na
May 2nd, 2007, 12:21 AM
win the tier 4 title next week, sun :fiery:

andrewC
May 2nd, 2007, 04:32 PM
I really hope for her own sanity and confidence she does well in Prague. Another title would be great but it isn't quite so realistic at the moment with her form... Mind you, I was never expecting her to win in Tashkent, so good luck and give them all hell, TianTian :banana: :fiery:

Ellery
May 7th, 2007, 04:59 PM
Tiantian lost to Virginie Razzano 60 75 :sad: Sigh.

Pasta-Na
May 8th, 2007, 12:24 AM
should play Q draw of tier 1 tournament :o play less... and more pts...

andrewC
May 9th, 2007, 03:18 PM
oh dear :( :tears:

Highlandman
May 13th, 2007, 01:04 PM
Rome,Q1: Sun def Sassi 6-1,6-3 - very easy in just 64 minutes :woohoo: :D

Pasta-Na
May 14th, 2007, 01:51 AM
tiantian is in MD :D

pierce0415
May 14th, 2007, 11:04 PM
Tian Tian was up 5-2 against Alona but then had a major meltdown ... she lost 67 75 62 :help:

she is coming closer on clay ... I wish she would just get one main draw win to boost her confidence ... 3 set losses against Bonderenko, Garbin, Krajicek, Brandi

andrewC
May 14th, 2007, 11:29 PM
i know what you mean, she can have such a big impact if she seems to believe more in herself and is more consistent. She clearly was outplaying Alona until she melted. So frustrating, but I still love her :D

drake3781
May 15th, 2007, 06:42 AM
i know what you mean, she can have such a big impact if she seems to believe more in herself and is more consistent. She clearly was outplaying Alona until she melted. So frustrating, but I still love her :D

Don't worry about her.. she is young, trying hard, getting a lot of experience, and having so much fun! She will grow into it at the right pace for her. :D

Ellery
May 17th, 2007, 12:04 AM
Tiantian and Zi beat Groenefeld/Brianti 61 75 :D

andrewC
May 18th, 2007, 10:56 AM
woohoo :D

andrewC
May 18th, 2007, 11:00 AM
oops, Peschke Stubbs, 3rd seeds, beat Sun/Zi 6-3, 3-6 12-10... so close :tears:

Pasta-Na
May 19th, 2007, 09:52 AM
:o still good try.

andrewC
May 19th, 2007, 11:48 AM
i read in Zi's thread they were wining 8-4 in the final super tie-break. must have been tactical to lose then, considering Strasbourg qualification! ;) i love corrupt chinese tennis politics haha

pierce0415
May 19th, 2007, 03:23 PM
Tian Tian got promoted into the Strasbourg Main Draw :woohoo:

andrewC
May 20th, 2007, 02:39 PM
Sun faces 5th seed Marion Bartoli in the first round... Hope she manages to make marion run around and exhaust herself! Best of luck, could face Q/LL or Birnerova in the second round, TianTian could have a pretty decent run here! :banana:

pierce0415
May 20th, 2007, 06:00 PM
Tian Tian should be able to exploit Marion's mobility

Ellery
May 20th, 2007, 08:05 PM
Tiantian plays dubs with Alicia Molik :D

Pasta-Na
May 21st, 2007, 02:51 AM
good luck T.T :kiss:

andrewC
May 21st, 2007, 08:00 AM
Emilie is very good on Clay, but she's lost to chinese girls on clay before... Hope TianTian can beat her! :fiery:

Ellery
May 21st, 2007, 03:57 PM
Tiantian lost 57 36

She led 53 in the first set :rolleyes:

andrewC
May 21st, 2007, 05:26 PM
ARGH so annoying! Especially when Yan who has been down for so long is starting to hit form, TianTian gets left behind :tears:

pierce0415
May 22nd, 2007, 02:40 AM
cheering thread for the Chinese girls at Roland Garros 2007

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=299206

andrewC
May 22nd, 2007, 09:45 PM
Double Sweet Sunshine and Molik beat Malek and Sneider int he first round of women's doubles at Strasbourg woohoo! Win it all, please! You haven't won a title for so long :(

Pasta-Na
May 23rd, 2007, 02:09 AM
good luck sun :)

Modiac.
May 23rd, 2007, 11:05 AM
It's comfirmed by Shengnan that we'll have "the Suns" in RG dubz again! :yeah:

Ellery
May 23rd, 2007, 03:36 PM
What about Chunmei? :sad:

Modiac.
May 23rd, 2007, 03:48 PM
What about Chunmei? :sad:

She said she won't play RG if she can't find a proper partner.:sad:

Ellery
May 23rd, 2007, 03:56 PM
:sad: Chunmei :hug:

andrewC
May 23rd, 2007, 11:51 PM
aww Chun-Mei :tears: although Sun S./Chun-Mei haven't had that good results, even in lower tiered WTA events... I wish Ji well :banana:

Double Suns, get another grand slam quarter final minimum! :banana: :fiery:

Pasta-Na
May 24th, 2007, 01:41 AM
doubles sun again :D

wonder if na li will play doubles in RG... hope she will play with JJ :p

andrewC
May 24th, 2007, 02:48 AM
I didn't realise Sun junior and Ji Chun-Mei were in the semi finals of doubles in Strasbourg! wow! They beat Birnerova/Vanc 7-5 6-3! :woohoo:

Hope TianTian/Molik join them there :D :banana: maybe meet in the final if possible! :lol:

andrewC
May 24th, 2007, 02:53 AM
haha also didn't know Ji/Sun were losing finalists in Prague! I'm impressed! :banana: :o

Alicia Rocks
May 24th, 2007, 01:06 PM
Doubles Quarters
(4) Molik/Sun def. Jans/Rosolska 6-0 6-3 :banana:

I LOVE THIS TEAM!!! :hearts:

Ellery
May 24th, 2007, 01:33 PM
Wow Alicia and Tiantian :worship: Very good scoreline against a decent team.

andrewC
May 24th, 2007, 01:46 PM
I was slightly worrying about playing this team, they are consistent and strong. well done Alicia and TianTian! i guess chinese presence is guaranteed in the finals :banana:

Alicia Rocks
May 24th, 2007, 02:38 PM
I hope they play more tournies together :)

andrewC
May 25th, 2007, 12:00 AM
i hope so too, although for grand slams it seems Double Sun will be the staple team :)
Sheng-Nan is a junior grandslam doubles champ you know ;)
Love to see TianTian succeed, and for Sun S./Ji be a force in their own right too. That's my prefered solution :banana:

pierce0415
May 25th, 2007, 03:07 PM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photogallery/strasbourg/f_12b.jpg

Ellery
May 25th, 2007, 03:10 PM
Tiantian's RG draw is awesome, she faces a qualifier, then (32) Martina Muller. If she is ever going to reach the 3r of a slam, this is it. :)

Ellery
May 25th, 2007, 03:16 PM
Tiantian is gorgeous on the pic :D :drool:

pierce0415
May 25th, 2007, 04:05 PM
I hope Tian Tian draws an easy qualifier instead of Cibulkova or Peschke :scared:
when will we find out ???

andrewC
May 25th, 2007, 04:53 PM
i was just about to post that about the RG draw, I REALLY hope she makes the most of this. Please make it to the third round and face Sveta! Then moonball her to death :p :banana: :fiery: And make it to QF or further of doubles! You can do it TianTian! I agree with Will about the first round qualifier too :scared:

TianTian is so pretty :hearts:
Never seen Sheng-Nan with her hair down before, she's cute also :D Good to see Jie and Zi still smiling too :banana:

Alicia Rocks
May 25th, 2007, 05:27 PM
Alicia and Tian Tian into the final :woohoo:

andrewC
May 25th, 2007, 05:28 PM
TianTian and Alicia defeated Ji/Sun S. 6-0 7-6(2)

Go Tialicia! :banana: Best of luck against Jie/Zi (don't let yourself be told by the CTA to tank, TianTian :o )

Good try Chun-Mei and Sheng-Nan :hug: Good prospects for the future! A final followed by a semi-final in successive WTA events :yeah:

Modiac.
May 26th, 2007, 11:44 AM
i hope so too, although for grand slams it seems Double Sun will be the staple team :)
Sheng-Nan is a junior grandslam doubles champ you know ;)
Love to see TianTian succeed, and for Sun S./Ji be a force in their own right too. That's my prefered solution :banana:

Chun-Mei got her new RG doubles partner today.
Su-Wei Hsieh asked her to play doubles together.:lick:
Su-Wei is in good form and just qualifies RG MD.

pierce0415
May 26th, 2007, 03:40 PM
Tian Tian got one of the toughest Q @ RG: Cibulkova :help:
the same player that knocked out Yuan from qualies

I hope Tian Tian can beat her

Modiac.
May 26th, 2007, 05:12 PM
Oh,bad luck! :help:
But Cibulkova is still beatable,so go Tiantian! :rocker:

andrewC
May 26th, 2007, 07:27 PM
Damn, Cibulkova :scared:
TianTian will hopefully use her experience here, she did well to stop up and coming players on her way to the Tashkent title, like Azarenka... Hope she keeps her cool!

Great news about Chun-Mei, Su-Wei is definitely playing well, i'm happy for her to have qualified for RG singles also :banana:

Ellery
May 26th, 2007, 09:44 PM
I don't think drawing Dominika is that bad, she struggled to beat Lisjak and Klepac in 3, and also struggled against Meng, going down 0-4 before pulling herself together.

drake3781
May 27th, 2007, 03:13 AM
1R on Monday?

Pasta-Na
May 28th, 2007, 01:29 AM
come on, sun... win some matches on clay pls :o

andrewC
May 28th, 2007, 02:31 AM
looks like Su-Wei is playing with Shenay Perry, so Ji didn't get into the doubles draw after all :sad:
Good luck TianTian! :banana:

zhangxian22
May 28th, 2007, 02:51 AM
Meng lost to her because Meng had an emergency during the match (appeared to be abdomen pain?)
I believe Tiantian is able to beat Cibulkova and Muller as well!!!

andrewC
May 28th, 2007, 02:53 AM
i think TianTian plays on tuesday... commiserations on the finals loss in Strasbourg doubles, Tialicia Sunlik had a great week by all accounts :D

Pasta-Na
May 28th, 2007, 02:58 AM
Doubles Sun have a tough draw...

andrewC
May 28th, 2007, 04:03 AM
yeh, second round could face dechy/mauresmo or the 8th seeds :scared: Not fair...

Pasta-Na
May 28th, 2007, 11:15 AM
meng was sick... i think sun will win in 2 :D

Ellery
May 28th, 2007, 10:45 PM
Tiantian plays mixed with Knowle (Julian) while Zi plays mixed with Knowles (Mark) :lol:

Pasta-Na
May 29th, 2007, 02:27 AM
good luck, sun :kiss:

andrewC
May 29th, 2007, 11:19 AM
she always seems to play with Julian :D he's the Austrian, right?
Mark Knowles is Bahamian? :shrug:

Looks like Sun won't play til Wednesday due to the delays and matches needing to finish. It means Cibulkova has had time to rest more and will be hungry for another win :scared: Keep the faith, TianTian :banana:

Pasta-Na
May 30th, 2007, 12:57 AM
i have a feeling sun will win :D

Steveg
May 30th, 2007, 08:23 AM
i have a feeling sun will win :D

Not certain that SUN will play this Wednesday. She is 4th match and the weather forecasts are bad for the whole day :

http://www.meteofrance.com/FR/mameteo/prevVille.jsp?LIEUID=FR75116

it's in French but the pictures talk by themselves. This site is much more accurate than weather.com. Too bad it gives the forecasts only for the next 24 hours.

AJZ.
May 31st, 2007, 02:26 AM
Poor girl :sad:

andrewC
Jun 1st, 2007, 02:32 PM
she didnt convert her breakpoint chances at all... And now Cibulkova has defeated Martina Muller and gained mega points. That could have been TianTian! :fiery: :tears: :o She's not likely to get such a good draw at a GS ever again... Anywho, best of luck in doubles and mixed, i'd love for you to win a doubles GS :D

Tashkent will still serve to say you have the game to do well in singles if your head is in the right place :lol:

Ellery
Jun 1st, 2007, 05:40 PM
Sun/Sun d. Haring/Huck 62 60 :yeah:

andrewC
Jun 2nd, 2007, 01:08 AM
Good day for TianTian! :banana: Go double Sun! Next round will be much more difficult though :scared: Hope Mirnyi is ok, i think he's very charismatic :D

andrewC
Jun 4th, 2007, 02:31 PM
double sun lost 6-2 6-2 to pascual and garrigues... i guess they are clay specialists and it is to be expected :sad: maybe they will do better at wimbledon, or do you guys think she will be put with Peng for wimbledon? :shrug:

Hope she can build some doubles points with julian in the mixed :banana:

Hant11
Jun 5th, 2007, 10:42 AM
boring match :zzz:
Mixed Doubles Cornet/Eysseric vs. Sun/Knowles 2nd round
http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=RAJCKHSC
http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=CSWQ1D0H

andrewC
Jun 5th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Keep going Sun and Knowle! Zi and Mark also progressing... poor Chia-Jung though :tears: good results ladies :banana:

Thanks for the match, danielafrenchfan :D

andrewC
Jun 5th, 2007, 01:53 PM
TianTian in Birmingham MD :banana: just make sure you win some matches here! Maybe it was best for her to be in qualification so she could get some points from lower ranked players :o

Steveg
Jun 5th, 2007, 03:39 PM
boring match :zzz:
Mixed Doubles Cornet/Eysseric vs. Sun/Knowles 2nd round
http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=RAJCKHSC
http://www.megaupload.com/fr/?d=CSWQ1D0H

Thanks for the vids. Where / When did they broadcast this match on France Télévision channel (France 2, France 3, France 4)? I missed it :(

From the logo, I could guess it was from a broadcast on Orange. Must be great to have the choice between all these courts.

Modiac.
Jun 5th, 2007, 06:19 PM
Mixed dubz QF:Tiantian/Julian d. Meghann/Leander 46 64 10-7
:banana:

Ellery
Jun 6th, 2007, 12:04 AM
Tiantian and Julian :worship: Actually won 1 pt less than Meg and Leander :lol:

It will be very hard against Nath and Andy, do your best!

andrewC
Jun 6th, 2007, 01:50 AM
awesome! hope someone posts that match, sounds like more of a contest than the young French pair gave in the second round! Good luck TianTian and Julian! :banana: ;) :lick: get some GS gold, Double T Sunshine!

andrewC
Jun 6th, 2007, 02:15 AM
number one seeds lisa raymond and bob bryan are out of mixed doubles too, so more chance for the final if they can beat Dechy/Ram... I believe they can, TianTian constructs the points well and Julian kills the points so well! :banana:

andrewC
Jun 6th, 2007, 04:58 PM
Hope TianTian can get to the mixed doubles final, although she lost the first set quite easily, 6-2 :help: :scared: That way, CCTV will show the mixed doubles final... although i hoped it to be chinese woman against chinese woman, I'd still love it if TianTian gets there! For her own career :) :banana: Bad luck for Zi who also had a good run up to the semi finals :yeah:

Ellery
Jun 6th, 2007, 05:33 PM
Tiantian/Julian lost 62 64 :sad:

andrewC
Jun 6th, 2007, 05:35 PM
:tears: hope she takes well to the grass at Birmingham :banana:

andrewC
Jun 12th, 2007, 01:36 AM
ARGHHHHHHHH :fiery:

better luck in doubles, you need it!

Ellery
Jun 12th, 2007, 11:56 PM
Tiantian is supposed to play doubles at Wimby with Lena L, who is a very good grass player :eek: Now that is interesting.

andrewC
Jun 13th, 2007, 07:59 AM
Good for TianTian! hope she profits from the opportunity, Likhovtseva is very experienced too :D :banana:

Hope TianTian gets a singles MD win or two too :scared:

Pasta-Na
Jun 14th, 2007, 10:54 AM
luckily... she is in Wim MD... pls get some wins there to boost ur singles ranking :o

andrewC
Jun 16th, 2007, 03:57 PM
has TianTian played any doubles at Birmingham yet? what a joke, typical british weather! I have just come back from studying abroad in Lyon in France for the year, the temperature is literally half what it was in France :help:

andrewC
Jun 16th, 2007, 04:04 PM
It looks like TianTian is playing today next match court 4 at Eastbourne? :shrug::confused: :lol:
Kick Llewelyn's butt, TianTian! decent quali draw if you get your game together :fiery: :banana:

andrewC
Jun 17th, 2007, 04:01 PM
ok... so Sun is playing in doubles with Tu still in Birmingham... QF, Tu TianTian beat Ji/Sun (:banana: :sad: )6-1 6-4, now they are beating Black/Huber 7-6 1-0! keep going TianTian, get to and win the final! Three matches in a day, yikes :eek:

andrewC
Jun 17th, 2007, 04:35 PM
TianTian and Meilen beat Black and huber 7-6(7) 6-3! great performance! 3 aces from TianTian too :banana: good luck in the final, you must be exhausted! Please win another doubles title, Double-T Sunshine! ;) :lick:

Ellery
Jun 17th, 2007, 04:49 PM
Tiantian/Meilen won 76(7) 63 :worship:

andrewC
Jun 17th, 2007, 08:30 PM
poor TianTian losing a second doubles final in as many weeks... judging by the scoreboard, she was finding it hard to hold her serve in the second set of her third match, she must have been getting tired! :tears:

Great achievement still, showing she is a great doubles player having great results with countless partners. Hope her and experienced Likhovtseva do well at Wimbledon! Proud of you TianTian ;) :banana:

Ellery
Jun 17th, 2007, 09:08 PM
It was an amazing win against Black/Huber, Tiantian/Meilen were down 1-4 in the first.

andrewC
Jun 18th, 2007, 12:37 AM
Thanks for that Ellery, well deserved win in the SF at least! this is what a fellow member Blocparty said:

3. Black/Huber vs. T.Sun/Tu

This match dragged. Basically, everyone wanted them off court for the final to start. Maybe I just don't appreciate doubles, but there was nothing to get excited about. Huber reminds of of Bartoli. Sun was the best player on court for most of the match - her backhand was great and she hit some stunning lobs. Doubles schmubles.

Go Sun! :banana:

Pasta-Na
Jun 18th, 2007, 03:43 AM
they lost to taiwanese team with the same scoreline of thailand... 6-7 3-6 :p

Ellery
Jun 20th, 2007, 09:21 PM
Dechy/Sun d. RG Champions (4) Molik/Santangelo 62 46 64 :worship:

andrewC
Jun 21st, 2007, 02:42 PM
well done girls, yet another different partner for TianTian! :banana:

Pasta-Na
Jun 21st, 2007, 04:09 PM
i think tiantian just needs a partner with a big serve :angel:

andrewC
Jun 21st, 2007, 07:46 PM
damn, Dechy right thigh strain gives Kirilenko and Likhovtseva the walkover victory :( :fiery:

andrewC
Jun 22nd, 2007, 01:53 PM
Sun has a decent draw for two rounds, clay specialist Emilie Loit then either low seed Olga Poutchkova or Vesnina, then JUSTINE! haha I hope he can take advantage of this good draw, unlike her disaster at RG! Good luck as 10th seed in doubles too Tiantian! :banana: you can do it

Pasta-Na
Jun 22nd, 2007, 02:39 PM
have a good draw... pls win some matches :o

Pasta-Na
Jun 22nd, 2007, 03:07 PM
she advanced to R2 last year :p

Pasta-Na
Jun 24th, 2007, 11:46 PM
good luck to ur R1 Wim match today, sun :rocker2:

Williamsser
Jun 25th, 2007, 06:14 PM
Good luck, Sun!

Pasta-Na
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:29 AM
good luck to ur singles match today :p

andrewC
Jun 26th, 2007, 03:41 PM
Humiliating.... lost to Loit 6-3 6-1. I might go jump off a roof now.

Pasta-Na
Jun 27th, 2007, 06:46 AM
horrible :help:

Pasta-Na
Jun 27th, 2007, 06:46 AM
she may need to play Q draw of USO then :o

Ellery
Jun 27th, 2007, 04:09 PM
And Emilie lost 61 62 in the second round to Vesnina :o

Tiantian :spit: Totally worthless in singles this year.

andrewC
Jun 28th, 2007, 09:01 PM
TianTian and Likhovtseva beat their first round opponents 6-4 6-2 :banana: keep making progress... both are out of singles so it looks like they can concentrate on a good run here!
Hope TianTian gets a good run in the mixed doubles too! :banana:

Pasta-Na
Jun 29th, 2007, 05:57 AM
sun said she really misses li ting a lot :sad: she has been playing with many different doubles partners this year :o

Pasta-Na
Jun 29th, 2007, 05:57 AM
she was scared to be a burden to elena :haha:

andrewC
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:10 PM
aww TianTian! :hug:

her mixed doubles draw is tough...
Mark Knowles BAH (3)
Zi Yan CHN (3)
v
Bye
Bye

Jamie Murray GBR
Jelena Jankovic SRB
v
Richard Bloomfield GBR
Sarah Borwell GBR


Mariusz Fyrstenberg POL
Agnieszka Radwanska POL
v
Jarkko Nieminen FIN
Emma Laine FIN

Bye
Bye
v
Julian Knowle AUT (14)
Tiantian Sun CHN (14)

not only Yan/Knowles, but that is presuming they get past the tough late entry into the draw, Jankovic and Jamie Murray, who with Butorac is one of the best male doubles teams in the world. I hope TianTian keeps playing well, I'm sure Likhovtseva would be the burden, not TianTian ;) TianTian has already just beaten her best doubles performance in Wimbledon believe it or not, she had never gotten past the first round before :eek: wishing you big success for doubles here at Wimbledon TianTian! :banana:

Ellery
Jun 29th, 2007, 08:17 PM
Elena and Tiantian bagelled in the second set by Nakamura/Tanasugarn :spit:

andrewC
Jun 29th, 2007, 09:09 PM
yikes, no tiebreak but two outright games to win the final set... please break and hold now!!!!!! im all nervous :scared:

andrewC
Jun 29th, 2007, 09:10 PM
37 unforced errors (probably mostly in the second bagel set :o ) and only 29 winners... scary! pick up the form!

andrewC
Jun 29th, 2007, 09:12 PM
ahh! its on bbc interactive! if only i knew earlier! elena just sunk a volley into the net! awful

andrewC
Jun 29th, 2007, 09:13 PM
urgh! elena ruined TianTian's good work and blew an overhead about 20 metres long!!!!!

andrewC
Jun 29th, 2007, 09:14 PM
another elena error! you sooooo picked the wrong player to team with! and now at 7-7 match is suspended! damn :(
poor TianTian! :hug:

Pasta-Na
Jun 30th, 2007, 02:45 AM
hope they will win the match once the match resumes tomorrow :o

Ellery
Jul 2nd, 2007, 02:38 PM
Elena and Tiantian won :)

Pasta-Na
Jul 2nd, 2007, 10:04 PM
well done :D

Pasta-Na
Jul 2nd, 2007, 11:58 PM
they are likely to play williams sisters in R3.

Pasta-Na
Jul 3rd, 2007, 10:44 PM
good luck to ur mixed doubles match today :p

Pasta-Na
Jul 4th, 2007, 10:33 PM
williams sisters withdrew :p tiantian has a better chance now vs 2006 Wim runner-up :) good luck to ur WD and MD matches today :bounce:

Ellery
Jul 5th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Lena and Tiantian beat Anabel and Vivi 46 61 64 :woohoo:

Pasta-Na
Jul 5th, 2007, 10:37 PM
well done, sun :D happy u reached another QF this year. pls beat ai next round to get ur best result in WD G.S :lol:

Pasta-Na
Jul 5th, 2007, 10:37 PM
also, good luck to ur WD and MXD doubles matches today :bounce:

Pasta-Na
Jul 6th, 2007, 01:52 AM
yes, she is getting close to top 20 :D

Ellery
Jul 6th, 2007, 01:05 PM
Lena and TT lost 64 76(5) :sad:

Pasta-Na
Jul 6th, 2007, 03:10 PM
if they played just a bit consistent... they would win in tough sets :p very close match as i expected :D but i thought yan/shuai would take alicia/mara :haha:

andrewC
Jul 8th, 2007, 05:11 AM
Lena was awful in the matches i watched her, dumping all her volleys in the net! QF in WD and XD at Wimbledon is nothing to be ashamed about, however! TianTian's match against Loit in the first round singles has been put on the internet, she seems to have so much game but just loses concentration :( so annoying! i hope she has a strong finish to the year and wins another doubles title! She has gone so long without winning one, despite two doubles finals... Wishing her well as always :D :banana: ;)

Ellery
Jul 8th, 2007, 09:55 PM
According to a poster, in the Srebotnik/Sugiyama vs Likhovtseva/Sun match, Elena was the consistent one, and Tiantian the up and down one. Tiantian hit some nice winners but also netted easy returns.

andrewC
Jul 9th, 2007, 01:45 AM
very fair as always, Ellery :D

Pasta-Na
Jul 9th, 2007, 06:19 AM
hope she will play more tournaments in the rest of this year to be back into top 100. also hope she will win some doubles titles and defend their title :haha:

Pasta-Na
Jul 13th, 2007, 02:07 PM
Debbrich Feys (BEL) v Tian-Tian Sun (CHN) in the first tie tomorrow. good luck, sun :D dont be afraid of the homecrowd :p

andrewC
Jul 13th, 2007, 09:58 PM
TianTian must win this one!! :scared: :o

Good luck, you used to have a great record in fedcup til you were smashed in singles and doubles in the last round :tears:

Pasta-Na
Jul 14th, 2007, 05:32 AM
dont collapse in front of the belgian homecrowd pls :help:

Pasta-Na
Jul 14th, 2007, 01:14 PM
tiantian won the first set 6-4 and just broke 2*-1 :bounce:

Pasta-Na
Jul 14th, 2007, 01:15 PM
she held 3-1* :D

Pasta-Na
Jul 14th, 2007, 01:16 PM
she has a bp, take it to be 4*-1 pls :D

Pasta-Na
Jul 14th, 2007, 01:18 PM
she broke 4*-1 in the second set :bounce: 2 more games to give China 1 point :p

Pasta-Na
Jul 14th, 2007, 01:18 PM
pls hold here :lol: