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Lemonskin.
Feb 19th, 2005, 11:31 PM
An interesting looking draw, too.

1) Amelie Mauresmo [BYE]
(WC) Ana Ivanovic vs Maria Vento-Kabchi
Qualifier vs Qualifier
Qualifier vs (5) Patty Schnyder

(4) Alicia Molik [BYE]
(WC) Selima Sfar vs Nicole Pratt
Ai Sugiyama vs Qualifier
Francesca Schiavone vs (7) Silvia Farina Elia

(6) Elena Bovina vs Shinobu Asagoe
Daniela Hantuchova vs Magdalena Maleeva
Conchita Martinez vs Iveta Benesova
(3) Anastasia Myskina [BYE]

(8) Paola Suarez vs Marion Bartoli
Maria Elena Camerin vs Jelena Kostanic
Gisela Dulko vs Anabel Medina Garrigues
(2) Maria Sharapova [BYE]

Looks like it could be another Alicia/Momo SF.

Probable path (assuming she gets that far) is:

1r: BYE
2r: Pratt
QF: Schiavone/Farina-Elia
SF: Momo/Schnyder
F: Sharapova/Myskina

I don't see anoyne in that list Alicia hasn't beaten before :cool:

GO ALICIA!!! Let's get some sweet revenge for Antwerp :p :D

CathyC!
Feb 19th, 2005, 11:58 PM
i hope Alicia can go all the way!

Cheers Alicia! :yeah:

vivy09
Feb 20th, 2005, 01:16 AM
go alicia!!!!!

molik v pratt match (if it happens) will be good...its always good when the aussies play against each other.

miss_molik
Feb 20th, 2005, 03:53 AM
Yay! go alicia

red Jennifer
Feb 20th, 2005, 10:07 AM
C'mon~~! Alicia :woohoo:
:eek:three Qs in the same section too
LOL, the same with sth. else today

~Rachel~
Feb 20th, 2005, 12:04 PM
Oh no not another Amelie-Alicia semi! My loyalties are torn :scared:

AliciAmelie
Feb 20th, 2005, 12:54 PM
by Rachel: Oh no not another Amelie-Alicia semi! My loyalties are torn

Mine too :eek:

Grand Phantasm
Feb 20th, 2005, 02:30 PM
Come On Alicia win this this time

~Rachel~
Feb 22nd, 2005, 08:12 PM
Alicia is playing doubles with Schiavone :eek:

I had no idea they even knew each other or that Alicia would be playing doubles with her here!!

Alicia and Francesca beat Paola and Vivi in the first round 75 57 63!! :banana:

I feel sad for Paola and Vivi though :sad: I've always supported them as a doubles team :hug:

vivy09
Feb 22nd, 2005, 10:16 PM
i was hoping kuznetsova would be at this tournament so her & alicia can team up again, and i was suprised when she enterd the doubles comp with schiavone. well i guess more match play for alicia which will get her more match fit which is a good thing. good win as well to them.

and it looks like she will play pratt in the 2nd round of the doubles, should be a good match but go alicia!! :)

Nichole
Feb 23rd, 2005, 04:00 AM
I want sveta and alicia to team up in Dubai :D

peanuts
Feb 23rd, 2005, 04:22 AM
:woohoo: alicia and francesca upset the paola/vivi team! :)

as for alicia partnering with francesca, i'm as surprised as everyone here
but the fact that they were able to pull a win against a tough team
(albeit poalo is just back from injury) shows how good alicia is in doubles
and i guess franscesca is not that bad either. i still say alicia will carry their
team. i admit, i'm bias :p: :lol:

Pingie
Feb 23rd, 2005, 04:03 PM
2nd round: Molik def. Pratt 6-3 6-2 She will play either Sugiyama or Schiavone in the quarter finals!

~Rachel~
Feb 23rd, 2005, 04:43 PM
Yeah I saw the match. A bit scrappy, didn't really get into her rhythm but some amazing shots nonetheless. The atmosphere was really dead today as well which didn't help, I think it was really easy for Alicia to lose her focus, especially against a lower ranked player. I'm sure Alicia will improve as the tournament continues, she'll def need to if she wants to beat Amelie in the semis.

Good luck to Alicia and Francesca this evening in the doubles!

~Rachel~
Feb 23rd, 2005, 04:44 PM
OMG Martinez has just beaten Myskina 6-4 7-5!!

Go Conchi :banana:

Sorry, a bit off-topic there...

thelma
Feb 24th, 2005, 12:33 AM
Go Alicia! :bounce:

vivy09
Feb 24th, 2005, 01:08 AM
just saw a bit of footage on TV from the game against Pratt. alicia's backhand looked SO AWESOME!!! :) and she won the match in the best way she knows how...with an ace :D

and im wondering why she isnt wearing the outfit she wore during the AO?

peanuts
Feb 24th, 2005, 08:40 AM
alicia won in doubles too. she and schiavone beat Cohen-Aloro/Sfar 61 16 62! :banana:

~Rachel~
Feb 24th, 2005, 02:06 PM
Yay Alicia :banana:

Better put the doubles friendship aside for today's match though! Alicia plays Fran 2nd on Court 1.

:rolleyes: @ tournament directors for putting alicia on Court 1

thelma
Feb 24th, 2005, 02:15 PM
alicia won in doubles too. she and schiavone beat Cohen-Aloro/Sfar 61 16 62! :banana:


Go Alicia! :bounce:

Pingie
Feb 24th, 2005, 07:40 PM
Molik - Schiavone 6-2 3-6 7-6(1) Alicia will play either Mauresmo or Kirilenko in the Semifinal! (Mauresmo up 3-2 first set at the moment)

~Rachel~
Feb 24th, 2005, 07:42 PM
Well done Alicia :banana:

But :eek: @ the scoreline!

Did anyone see the match? I know Schiavone can be a tricky player but I was expecting Alicia to put her away in two sets, not to take to a third set tiebreak!

Pingie
Feb 24th, 2005, 08:33 PM
The scoreline definetely doesn't sound too great, but I didn't saw the match either so nothing usefull I can say about it... there is always the possibility that your opponent plays superb

~Rachel~
Feb 24th, 2005, 09:11 PM
Well at least Alicia has some match practice now! She'll need it tomorrow since it's a re-match of the Antwerp semi against Amelie ;)

I just posted in the rankings thread that Alicia will move up to No.8 if she wins tomorrow :woohoo:

There's the possibility that Amelie might tighten up cause if she wins she will regain the No.1 spot! I can't see this happening though, for one thing, having already reached No.1, I don't think Amelie will get as tight about it now. Also, the liklihood is that she will lose it again next week since Lindsay is playing in Dubai and Amelie isn't.

Pingie
Feb 24th, 2005, 09:35 PM
I'm hoping Alicia will win this time, but like you said I don't see Amelie choking or something, think she got a lot of confidence from the match against Venus last week.

Andy Mac
Feb 24th, 2005, 11:56 PM
:yeah: YEAH MOLIK!

miss_molik
Feb 25th, 2005, 12:17 AM
Go Alcia!! :)

thelma
Feb 25th, 2005, 12:54 AM
Go Alicia :bounce:

Best luck against Momo this week! :yeah:

Congrats, on your ranking! :D

CathyC!
Feb 25th, 2005, 05:48 AM
Alicia :hug:

good luck against amelie

AliciAmelie
Feb 25th, 2005, 02:33 PM
Oh man stupid rain delay! It was 3:3 in the first set before the rain set in, and both served big. Should be a really interesting match. Hopefully Alicia handles the rain break well...

~Rachel~
Feb 25th, 2005, 04:54 PM
Ugh I'm hating these rain delays. I saw the first six games. Like, AliciAmelie said Amelie was definitely serving big again. I thought Alicia could have got more first serves in but she was volleying brilliantly! I think that's going to be the key to this game if Alicia is going to win it, be aggressive AND accurate, Amelie hasn't always responded well to that kind of play in the past. Although before the rain delay, Amelie was defending really well and making Alicia play one more shot each time. So, I agree, it's going to be an interesting match :)

~Rachel~
Feb 25th, 2005, 05:20 PM
Meanwhile, thanks to Linnie, we've got a pic to prove that Alicia was actually on court at some stage, all those hours ago.....

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20050225/sge.nvw25.250205154045.photo00.quicklook.default-384x262.jpg

Pingie
Feb 25th, 2005, 05:31 PM
This rain delay is taking ages! Nice french discussion in the livescore threat though ;) I'm satisfied with speaking Dutch and English, but it would be nice to understand a little more of French than just the usual restaurant/hello/goodmorning sentences :P Just to not have to ask what they are talking about every 2 minutes.. ;)

~Rachel~
Feb 25th, 2005, 05:43 PM
I know exactly what you mean Pingie! I would love to learn another language, French, Italian, Spanish etc. But I tried to learn German a couple of years ago and I just found it really boring :lol: I guess I have a short attention span :shrug:

~Rachel~
Feb 25th, 2005, 06:03 PM
http://leqatar.free.fr/PhotoSite/Tennis05/photojourvendr.jpg

:rain:

Sam's Slave
Feb 25th, 2005, 06:29 PM
But I tried to learn German a couple of years ago and I just found it really boring :lol: :shrug:


:eek: german isnīt boring.... :crying2: i can tell you some words that arenīt boring at all! :tape:

Pingie
Feb 25th, 2005, 06:45 PM
In my opinion German is an ugly language, but thats just what makes it funny ;) gheghe I had 3 years of German in highschool and I can pretty much read it cause its so close to Dutch (another horrible language to learn I heard ;))

AliciAmelie
Feb 25th, 2005, 07:32 PM
Alicia just won the first set 7:6 (13:11)!

Sam's Slave
Feb 25th, 2005, 07:33 PM
looks likes she is going to beat mauresmo! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bowdown: :rocker: :banana: :crazy: :rolls: :aparty: :rocker2: :yeah: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :dance: :worship:

Pingie
Feb 25th, 2005, 08:00 PM
Well Aussies if you wake up in a couple of hours! Alicia has just won 7-6(11) 6-1 to secure her spot in tomorrows final!!

Grand Phantasm
Feb 25th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Yup!!!
Great result Alicia!!!

vivy09
Feb 25th, 2005, 09:29 PM
whoohoooo!!!!
great stuff alicia!!!!! ::bounce:

Pingie
Feb 25th, 2005, 09:43 PM
Alicia plays Sharapova in the final, Sharapova - Hantuchova 6-2 6-4

~Rachel~
Feb 25th, 2005, 09:47 PM
:banana: congrats Alicia!! I think I was secretly wanting her to win this one since Amelie beat her last week! One apiece, its only fair!!

Sharapova in the final, hopefully Alicia can produce a repeat of the Zurich final! Should be interesting either way :)

Grand Phantasm
Feb 25th, 2005, 10:06 PM
I think Alicia is in with a good chance!!!
I just get that feeling

thelma
Feb 25th, 2005, 11:40 PM
Congrats, Alicia! :bounce: Good luck against Maria :yeah:

peanuts
Feb 26th, 2005, 02:25 AM
:woohoo: :banana:

i must say i was surprised that she beat amelie.
i wasn't really expecting her to do coz amelie has been
playing so well. its quite amazing. i really really want
her to beat maria. i think she can do it. she's a player
who plays out of her mind when she's confident.
c'mon alicia! you can do it! :yeah: :D

shoogahplum
Feb 26th, 2005, 03:20 AM
it's going to be an interesting final fo sho!

red Jennifer
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:30 AM
:woohoo: WOW, I was deprived of TV for almost 1 week so i even didn't know Alicia beat amelie and got into Final :banghead:
i missed to celebrate our Alicia for her SF victory but i've prepared to celebrate her in the final :worship:
C'mon~~~~! Alicia~! :yeah::bounce:

~Rachel~
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:13 AM
Alicia is in the doubles final as well :bounce:

Molik/Schiavone (AUS/ITA) d. Testud/Vinci (FRA/ITA) 64 62

Her and Francesca will play Black and Huber for the doubles title :)

Good luck girls!

miss_molik
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:21 AM
So whens the singles final?

Grand Phantasm
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:31 AM
Molik and Schiavone better beat that Zimbabwean South African team lol
I don't like Huber and Black at all so I hope they thrash them but then again I don't like Schiavone either so I hope Molik doesn't play with her again lol

~Rachel~
Feb 26th, 2005, 11:41 AM
The singles final is at 1730 hrs local time. I think that's 0130 hrs in Sydney :eek:

Jenny.C.Fan
Feb 26th, 2005, 01:44 PM
Good luck today alicia :)

Andy Mac
Feb 26th, 2005, 02:03 PM
event ho i am a big fan of masha...i am a fan of alicia too..and even more so after teh aussie open..so good luck to both girls..and may the best women win:D

foreva lindsay
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:47 PM
screampova won 4-6 6-1 6-4 :hug: poor alicia :sad:

AliciAmelie
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:48 PM
Alicia :sad:
Better luck next time!

~Rachel~
Feb 26th, 2005, 04:55 PM
Alicia :hug: congrats on reaching the final though and pushing the No.2 seed to three sets :)

I only saw the third set but Alicia wasn't playing her best tennis. Maria was playing pretty well although she was making a fair few errors, but you expect that with Maria! Alicia has a few break point opportunities that she could have taken advantage of but she can't play perfect tennis on every point!

Now win the doubles title Alicia :bounce:

Andy Mac
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:05 PM
hey...just here to say i am too an alicia fan....and congrats to maria winning :bounce: but also BIG cograts to alicia...she did a great job gettin to the finals and really did give maria a run for her money....to good luck to alicia in the future..btw..anyone kno what alicia's next tourney is?

Grand Phantasm
Feb 26th, 2005, 05:12 PM
Alicia better win the doubles so at least she leaves with one title!!!

thelma
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:03 PM
Alicia :hug:

~Rachel~
Feb 26th, 2005, 06:36 PM
hey...just here to say i am too an alicia fan....and congrats to maria winning :bounce: but also BIG cograts to alicia...she did a great job gettin to the finals and really did give maria a run for her money....to good luck to alicia in the future..btw..anyone kno what alicia's next tourney is?

:wavey: Alicia's next tourny is Dubai :)

lleytonpimpim
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:34 PM
Molik/Schiavone (AUS/ITA) d. (2) Black/Huber (ZIM/RSA) 63 64

Sam's Slave
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:47 PM
i thought it was 6:4 6:2 ????

~Rachel~
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:54 PM
Well whatever the score, as long as they won :banana:

:woohoo:

Congrats Alicia, you deserved to take one of the titles here :)

Pingie
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:57 PM
Actual score was 6-3 6-4, but like you said who cares about the score anyway :P They won! :bounce:

vivy09
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:03 PM
poor alicia, i thought she had a real chance against sharapova. but beating amile & pushing sharapova to 3 sets proves she is getting better & better :)

congrats to alicia & schiavone for winning the doubles!

red Jennifer
Feb 27th, 2005, 06:57 AM
Alicia :hug:
Good luck in dubai :bounce:

foreva lindsay
Feb 27th, 2005, 11:32 AM
:woohoo: well done in doubles :D in dubai...i want a lindsay v alicia final...ok ;)

Andy Mac
Feb 27th, 2005, 07:46 PM
:wavey: Alicia's next tourny is Dubai :)
k thanks :wavey:

Agassi Fan
Feb 28th, 2005, 08:47 PM
I am so sorry, that she lost in the final. :-((