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Pingie
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:48 PM
Lindsay Davenport (1) vs. BYE
Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Qualifier (Q)
Shinobu Asagoe vs. Conchita Martinez (WC)
Qualifier (Q) vs. Nathalie Dechy (7)

Anastasia Myskina (3) vs. BYE
Gisela Dulko vs. Qualifier (Q)
Qualifier (Q) vs. Ai Sugiyama
Magdalena Maleeva vs. Patty Schnyder (8)

Venus Williams (5) vs. Silvia Farina Elia
Jelena Jankovic vs. Paola Suarez
Jelena Kostanic vs. Sania Mirza (WC)
BYE vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (4)

Alicia Molik (6) vs. Daniela Hantuchova
Elena Likhovtseva vs. Selima Sfar (WC)
Francesca Schiavone vs. Elena Bovina
BYE vs. Serena Williams (2)

Not an easy draw for Alicia, Daniela in first round :eek: and Serena in quarter finals :eek:

~Rachel~
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:51 PM
Damn you beat me to it lol

Tough draw :eek: Daniela in the first round is a potential disaster waiting to happen! Then if she gets past that obstacle, Serena in quarters :bolt:
Then Sveta or Venus in semis :eek:
And the final, well.....

Pingie
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:56 PM
Winning the final should be a piece of cake if you get past this bottom half of the draw ! :eek:

Sam's Slave
Feb 26th, 2005, 07:56 PM
will she play doubles with sveta?

~Rachel~
Feb 26th, 2005, 08:20 PM
The doubles draw isn't out yet, I hope Alicia will play with 'Kuzzie' but she said after the Doha final that she has spent a lot of time on court this week and that might have been why she lost her focus in the second set. So we'll have to wait and see...

Lemonskin.
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:07 AM
Hey all, cheer for Alicia here too!!! Her thread in the Dubai forum
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=4982069#post4982069

Nichole
Feb 27th, 2005, 05:14 AM
kuzzie is playing :D - venus in quarters and possibly Alicia in Semis :D

CathyC!
Feb 27th, 2005, 06:02 AM
Alicia sure has the toughest draw out there tsk tsk! .. best of luck Alicia! :yeah:

vivy09
Feb 27th, 2005, 06:38 AM
yeh she certainly has a tough draw but i have a feeling it may bring out her best tennis :)

good luck alicia!!

i also hope she partners up with Kuzzie in the doubles.

foreva lindsay
Feb 27th, 2005, 11:34 AM
not dani in the 1st round :sad: goooo alicia

PointBlank
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:15 PM
Looks easy until Serena..Daniela might give her a battle though..

~Rachel~
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:38 PM
Dani has been on excellent form recently so I don't think Alicia can afford to underestimate her. I don't think she could have got a worse first round :mad:

Grand Phantasm
Feb 27th, 2005, 05:27 PM
Alicia will thrash Daniela hopefully then eat up Likhovtseva and the have a tough quarter final with Serena and then win eventually then she will beat Kuzzie in three sets and then get revenge on Davenport in the final!!!
Lol it will be unlikely this happens but hey always be confident!!!!

Pingie
Feb 27th, 2005, 07:35 PM
The doubles draw isn't out yet, I hope Alicia will play with 'Kuzzie' but she said after the Doha final that she has spent a lot of time on court this week and that might have been why she lost her focus in the second set. So we'll have to wait and see...
Alicia and Kuznetsova are playing doubles together! They are second seeded (Suarez/Ruano Pascal are #1), first match against Callens/Stewart.

http://www.wtatour.com/global/includes/TrackIt.asp?file=/global/Pdfs/events/2005/dubai_draws.pdf

peanuts
Feb 28th, 2005, 01:31 PM
alicia may have a hard time against dani but i have a
pretty good feeling she'll win. dani is on good form
but so is alicia, she has reach the QFs or better of
all the tourneys she'd played this year. its a tough
first round but she'll pull through this. :yeah:

don't know about serena though :scared:

how come only the top 3 seeds gets a bye?? last week in
doha alicia got a bye. i thought the rules are consistent
for every tournaments :confused:

Pingie
Feb 28th, 2005, 02:22 PM
Alicia doesn't have a bye because she isn't the nr 4th seed (she's #6) Davenport, S. Williams, Myskina and Kuznetsova are 1,2,3 and 4... ;)

~Rachel~
Feb 28th, 2005, 05:00 PM
Alicia and Kuznetsova are playing doubles together! They are second seeded (Suarez/Ruano Pascal are #1), first match against Callens/Stewart.

http://www.wtatour.com/global/includes/TrackIt.asp?file=/global/Pdfs/events/2005/dubai_draws.pdf

I just read this as well :banana:

Good luck Alicia and Sveta :bounce:

~Rachel~
Feb 28th, 2005, 07:30 PM
Alicia and Sveta won their first round doubles match 6-4 6-2!

:woohoo:

On a sidenote, Venus got knocked out today by Silvia :eek: so that's one less potential top-ten opponent for Alicia :cool: It also gives Sveta an easier route to the semis :)

Pingie
Mar 1st, 2005, 10:14 AM
On a sidenote, Venus got knocked out today by Silvia :eek: so that's one less potential top-ten opponent for Alicia :cool: It also gives Sveta an easier route to the semis :)
That was one weird match :eek: ! Good luck to Alicia today! :bounce:

foreva lindsay
Mar 1st, 2005, 10:33 AM
Good Luck Alicia :)

peanuts
Mar 1st, 2005, 11:19 AM
Alicia doesn't have a bye because she isn't the nr 4th seed (she's #6) Davenport, S. Williams, Myskina and Kuznetsova are 1,2,3 and 4... ;)

oh i see :o. thanks for clearing that up for me. :D

..ikke..
Mar 1st, 2005, 12:02 PM
Good luck to Alicia :D
Win this tournament

Pingie
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:02 PM
Alicia just lost to Hantuchova 7-6 (8) 6-2....:(

~Rachel~
Mar 1st, 2005, 03:47 PM
Alicia :sad: :hug:

I always thought Daniela would be a threat but a straight sets defeat? Wasn't expecting that...

Maybe Alicia has played too much tennis recently :shrug: Anyway, I'm confident she will bounce back from this :)

Let's hope she goes far in the doubles again :bounce:

alibaby
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:05 PM
yeah,sorryly,i dit not see the match,but although i am a big ali fan,congrats to dani!!i am sure,she won deservedly!but,like one says:"you always meet twice in life(at least..),right?

Pingie
Mar 1st, 2005, 05:45 PM
Alicia was up 5-2 in the first set, than could not finish it on her own serve, very tight tie-break followed where Alicia got the first 2 or 3 setpoints but unfortunately couldn't finish it again.. Dani took her second setpoint I think and after the first set Alicia didn't play as well as before according to the people who watched it live... Looks a lot similar to the Mauresmo - Molik match, but this time with a negative result.

Anyway good luck in doubles! :hug:

alibaby
Mar 1st, 2005, 06:01 PM
right,she still has the doubles..hey,by the way:you like micaella krajicek a lot,right?i saw her play at the AO,and was very impressed!!i think it was against nat dechy,is that correct?mici has a big future,for sure!!she is still very young!!

Pingie
Mar 1st, 2005, 10:48 PM
The match you saw probably was the one against Patty Snyder, second round match, pushed her to three sets... !:eek: and you're right she is still very young!

vivy09
Mar 1st, 2005, 10:58 PM
yeh i wasnt expecting alicia to go out in straight sets. then again i dont mind her losing to daniela, as daniela is a great player.

no doubt alicia will bounce back, because i have seen she has a habit of beating people who have beaten her when she meets them next, ie. lose to Mauresmo in Antwerp, then win against her in Doha :)

yep and she still has the doubles :D

peanuts
Mar 2nd, 2005, 12:40 AM
i must say i was quite surprised that alicia lost especially in straight sets.
the first set seemed like a tight contest but the score on the second
set, it looks like a tank to me or maybe she was just too tired to
fight back. alicia doesnt seem like the type who tanks on matches.
she'll bounce back, she'd played some very tough matches both in
singles and doubles and she didn't have a lot of rest after reaching
the final last week.

i guess its a good thing sveta and alicia played doubles huh?? :p :lol:

miss_molik
Mar 2nd, 2005, 08:21 AM
I was suprised she lost in straight sets. But she's still got doubles i guess. She'll do well there. :bounce:

vivy09
Mar 2nd, 2005, 08:33 AM
i think being sick after the AO hasnt helped her. maybe her body is still recovering from the flu. from having a break where little tennis & travelling was involved, to playing in 3 tournaments in 3 different cities & playing the singles & doubles in 2 of them can make a person's body slow down again.

on saying that, no doubt she will be back, we all know she can do it :) and the best part is that she knows she can as well :)

alibaby
Mar 2nd, 2005, 08:33 AM
she will do better next time.the season has just started,so no problem!indian wells could be another story...

alibaby
Mar 2nd, 2005, 08:40 AM
The match you saw probably was the one against Patty Snyder, second round match, pushed her to three sets... !:eek: and you're right she is still very young!
yes,you are right,sorry!it was patty.i remember,that mici was very emotional after that,because she was so close...touched me too,i must say..

Nichole
Mar 2nd, 2005, 09:17 AM
is IW next week ?

alibaby
Mar 2nd, 2005, 09:28 AM
hi nichole!yes,next week.and i think,she is seated.what are your favourites?mine are alicia,of course,sania mirza(yesterday was so great!!),lindsay,sveta,maria,and a few others..

Pingie
Mar 2nd, 2005, 09:30 AM
is IW next week ?Yep its next week!

foreva lindsay
Mar 2nd, 2005, 10:59 AM
:hug: poor alicia...rest up :)

~Rachel~
Mar 2nd, 2005, 03:09 PM
(2) Kuznetsova/Molik def T.Li/Sun 6-3 6-4!!

Congrats girls :banana:

At least they can both turn their full attention to the doubles now :p

Pingie
Mar 2nd, 2005, 03:19 PM
Whooohooo! I see their next title coming! :p

ozfan44
Mar 3rd, 2005, 08:59 AM
Go Alicia in doubles :bounce: :kiss:

~Rachel~
Mar 3rd, 2005, 07:10 PM
Alicia and Sveta will be second on court tomorrow after Lindsay's match against Patty which starts at 1400 hrs local time :)

Agassi Fan
Mar 4th, 2005, 10:51 AM
Go Alicia+Sveta!

~Rachel~
Mar 4th, 2005, 03:53 PM
Alicia and Sveta won 7-5 6-4 :banana:

On to the finals and still an undefeated team this year :bounce:

Does anyone know who they'll face in the final?

Pingie
Mar 4th, 2005, 04:05 PM
Hantuchova/Schiavone - Ruano Pascal/Suarez will play after the Serena - Jankovic match! Good luck to Alicia and Sveta in the final! :banana:

Pingie
Mar 4th, 2005, 06:49 PM
Suarez/Ruano Pascal - Hantuchova/Schiavone 5-7 6-4 7-5

vivy09
Mar 4th, 2005, 11:07 PM
go alicia & sveta!!

CathyC!
Mar 5th, 2005, 02:27 AM
ooo a repeat of Doha's 1st round.

Good luck Alicia and Sveta! :) :hug:

Grand Phantasm
Mar 5th, 2005, 01:18 PM
Alicia and Sveta will hopefully win!!!
They rock!!!

CathyC!
Mar 5th, 2005, 03:21 PM
Alicia, Sveta :hug: .. good luck on ur next tourny!

Pingie
Mar 5th, 2005, 03:35 PM
Suarez/Ruano Pascual def. Molik/Kuznetsova 6-7 6-2 6-1

CathyC!
Mar 5th, 2005, 03:50 PM
:crying2:

~Rachel~
Mar 5th, 2005, 04:48 PM
:sad: :hug: