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Gowza
Feb 2nd, 2005, 02:13 AM
#3 seed, got a bye first round and plays mikaelian in the 2nd round. mikaelian could possibly be a tough first up opponent for sveta however she did struggle with injury last year and wasnt in the best form, if she is playing well it may be tough for sveta but sveta should get through this match unscaved.

sveta is in lindsays half of the draw but other than her she shouldnt have too many problems, sharapova and dementieva in the other half are her other big threats at this tourn. good luck sveta!

Gowza
Feb 2nd, 2005, 02:14 AM
Court 1-11.00

Aiko Nakamura vs. Ryoko Fuda
Akiko Morigami vs. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo
Maria Sharapova vs. Maria Vento-Kabchi
Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Marie-Gayanah Mikaelian

Not Before 17.00
Dementieva/Sugiyama vs. Asagoe/Jankovic

Court 2-11.00

Black/Huber vs. Lee/Peng
Cho/Jeon vs. Takemura/Yonemura
Tatiana Panova vs. Jill Craybas
Davenport/Morariu vs. Okamoto/Yoshida
Husarova/Likhovtseva vs. Dekmeijere/Osterloh
Jidkova/Parra Santonja vs. Pratt/Vento-Kabchi

Shoulderpova
Feb 2nd, 2005, 04:50 AM
Go Sveta :bounce::banana:

KV
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:41 PM
Very good result vs. MGM who's a player when she's healthy :D

Gowza
Feb 3rd, 2005, 09:09 AM
sveta plays hantuchova in the quarter-finals. good luck sveta.

Mr_Molik
Feb 3rd, 2005, 12:44 PM
wow somebodies finally added alicia to their sig :p

sveta should b too strong for hant :cool:

Gowza
Feb 3rd, 2005, 09:55 PM
if sveta is playing like she was at AO then it could be quite a tight match but she should pull it out.

Gowza
Feb 3rd, 2005, 11:13 PM
can sveta pass myskina in the rankings this week?

Gowza
Feb 4th, 2005, 12:01 AM
todays schedule:

Center Court (from 13.00hrs)

1. Likhovtseva vs. Sharapova
2. Asagoe vs. Dementieva
3. Davenport vs. Benesova
4. Kuznetsova vs. Hantuchova
5. Takemura/Yonemura vs. Pratt/Vento-Kabchi

Gowza
Feb 4th, 2005, 08:10 AM
theyre on court atm, sveta up 6-5 in the first set.

Gowza
Feb 4th, 2005, 08:29 AM
sveta wins the first set 7-6

Gowza
Feb 4th, 2005, 08:42 AM
sveta leading 7-6 3-0

Gowza
Feb 4th, 2005, 08:56 AM
after leading 3-0 in the 2nd comfortable sveta is down 3-4, c'mon sveta!

Gowza
Feb 4th, 2005, 08:59 AM
down 3-5 but leading 0-30 on dani's serve c'mon sveta break!

Gowza
Feb 4th, 2005, 09:00 AM
sveta got the break to love!!! hantuchova still leads the set 4-5 but it is back on serve.

Gowza
Feb 4th, 2005, 09:08 AM
5-5!

Gowza
Feb 4th, 2005, 09:34 AM
sveta won 7-6 7-6!

Gowza
Feb 4th, 2005, 11:25 AM
plays davenport in the SFs, good luck!

TartarVicario
Feb 4th, 2005, 01:02 PM
What happened to Sveta? She played inconsistently :(.

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 02:49 AM
daniela is playing quite well atm and sveta wasnt playing her best towards the latter end of her AO appearance so assuming they both played similarly to the way they did at AO i expected this to be a close match. but leading 3-0 in the 2nd then losing 5 straight games is not good.

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 02:51 AM
Saturday, February 5, 2005

Center Court (from 13.00hrs)
1. Asagoe vs. Sharapova
2. Davenport vs. Kuznetsova
3. Pratt/Vento-Kabchi vs. Husarova/Likhovtseva

Shoulderpova
Feb 5th, 2005, 02:52 AM
C'mon Sveta.I'd like to watch you playing Masha in the final :bowdown:

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 02:53 AM
rematch of the US open semi-final. neither player are playing their best tennis, both are inconsistent atm. good luck sveta!

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:00 AM
sveta is already down in the match, got broken in the 1st game. lindsay leads 1-0.

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:01 AM
sveta 1-2

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:05 AM
1-3. come on sveta!

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:07 AM
fight sveta 1-4

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:12 AM
1-5 lindsay, sveta must not be playing to well.

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:17 AM
sveta lost the first set 1-6, give a better fight in the 2nd sveta!

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:21 AM
:o sveta, a top 10 player should not lose a set in just 19 minutes.

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:22 AM
sveta is up 2-0 in the 2nd !!

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:26 AM
sveta leads 2-1 with a break

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:31 AM
just got to hold serve a few more times and the set is hers! 3-1 up

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:38 AM
lindsay held and then broke back 3-3 c'mon sveta!

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:44 AM
sveta broke to lead 4-3 but then lost her serve again, 4-4

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:57 AM
it's 6-5 lindsay, at 5-5 lindsay serving sveta had double break point at 15-40

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 06:03 AM
sveta held to take it to the breaker, but down 1-5 in the breaker

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 06:06 AM
and she lost, 6-1 7-6, the first set scoreline is not good at all and the set only took 19 minutes so its not like it was tighter than the score suggest. 2nd set was much better but sveta had the set right there in front of her and didnt take her chances, got the first break of serve in the set and couldnt hold it and had break points to go up 6-5 but couldnt take them.

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 06:08 AM
the match only took 68 minutes, not good. but the 2nd set took pretty much double the time of the 1st which is at least one positive.

flyingmachine
Feb 5th, 2005, 12:51 PM
Unfortunrately I havn't watched her matches since she was beaten by Maria at AO. So what do you think what's wrong with her?

Gowza
Feb 5th, 2005, 10:30 PM
Unfortunrately I havn't watched her matches since she was beaten by Maria at AO. So what do you think what's wrong with her?

i havent got to see them either so im not sure. but i think her serve is very inconsistent, there was a period in the match in the 2nd set where both players were holding serve very easily and sveta was serving very well at that point i heard, at the AO her 1st percentage was very low and i think that could have been a key factor in the match (not serving consistently). and i also heard that lindsay was attacking her backhand and it was working for her so maybe sveta needs to work on it a bit more (although its already a great shot).

Kim_Is_The_Best
Feb 6th, 2005, 09:35 AM
I absolutely agree with that.
And I would add that it seems to me that, for ex. when Davenport or her opponent makes a great shot and Sveta's in difficulty, it seems like she doesn't want to, u know, just put the ball on the other side, whatever the stroke, she hits the ball so hard!!!
I think it's maybe her youth.
But that's her game !!!