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FaceyFacem
May 1st, 2005, 05:20 PM
i'm looking for a new young player to support...any one have the story on lucie? is this a fluke run? any hardships? how does she play? etc etc
THANKS!

timray
May 1st, 2005, 05:41 PM
Safarova is the evil stepsister of Sharapova ;)

starr
May 1st, 2005, 05:47 PM
Na Li doesn't appear to be a fan. :lol: :lol:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050501/capt.xaf10305011353.portugal_estoril_open_xaf103.j pg

I like to see new young players winning their first tournaments. It's fun.

Drake1980
May 1st, 2005, 05:50 PM
She seems pretty cool. I know she beat Maureen Drake in a Challenger Event in The US last year which isn't cool but I think she's for real.

Kutuzova
May 1st, 2005, 05:51 PM
I do not think that this run is a fluke. Lucie is a talented player that was a top 10 junior in 2002 and 2003. She has really begun to make a run this year on the pro level and I think it is going to continue.

Junior:
Her two biggest results were the finals of the Osaka Mayor's Cup which is a Grade A and the finals of the Mobilux Junior Open which is a Grade 1. She also was part of the 14U winning youth cup team in 2001.

Pro:
2001
Plzen ($10,000 - Czech Republich) Oct 7 2001
Qual 1 L Safarova - C Magister 6-3 6-2
Qual 2 L Safarova - J Hlavackova-WC(1) 6-3 4-6 6-4
1 L Prusova-WC - L Safarova-Q 7-60 3-6 6-2

Prague ($10,000 - Czech Republic) Dec 9 2001
1 L Safarova-WC - C Hoppmann-Q 3-6 6-2 7-64
2 L Safarova-WC - S Hrozenska(6) 6-2 6-3
QF C Schaul(3) - L Safarova-WC 6-3 7-5

2002
did not play

2003
Vaduz ($25,000 - Liechtenstein) June 15 2003
1 M Dittmann - L Safarova 7-67 6-4

Greenville ($25,000 - SC,USA) Oct 5 2003
1 L Safarova - S Krivencheva(3) 6-4 6-3
2 L Safarova - T Dabek 7-63 6-4
QF L Safarova - J Ditty(6) 6-2 6-3
SF K Schlukebir - L Safarova 0-6 6-4 6-3

Lafayette ($25,000 - LA,USA) Oct 12 2003
1 L Safarova - V Uhlirova 4-6 6-2 6-3
2 C Avants - L Safarova 7-65 6-1

Pruhonice ($25,000 - Czech Republic) Nov 30 2003
1 L Safarova-WC - M Geznenge-LL 6-1 6-0
2 V Pichet - L Safarova-WC 7-65 6-3

Ostrava ($25,000 - Czech Republic) Dec 14 2003
1 L Safarova-WC - Z Hejdova-Q 6-1 6-4
2 L Safarova-WC - E Webley-Smith-Q 6-3 6-1
QF L Safarova-WC - A Bielen-Zarska-Q 7-63 6-3
SF M Jugic-Salkic(3) - L Safarova-WC 1-6 6-2 6-3

Valasske Mezirici ($25,000 - Czech Republic) Dec 21 2003
1 L Safarova-WC - E Hrdinova-Q 7-64 6-4
2 L Safarova-WC - L Prusova-WC 6-2 3-6 6-4
QF L Safarova-WC - I Benesova 6-3 6-4
SF L Safarova-WC - B Strycova 2-6 6-3 6-4
F S Bammer - L Safarova-WC 6-4 6-1

2004
Bergamo ($25,000 - Italy) Feb 1 2004
Qual 1 L Safarova(1) - A Tricerri 6-2 6-0
Qual 2 K Bohmova(12) - L Safarova(1) 4-6 7-62 6-4
1 L Safarova-LL - N Llagostera Vives(2) 6-2 6-0
2 L Safarova-LL - E Vanhyfte-Q 6-77 6-3 6-2
QF L Safarova-LL - S Mamic(6) 6-2 6-3
SF L Safarova-LL - L Nemeckova(5) 6-4 6-4
F L Safarova-LL - I Majoli(1) 3-6 7-61 6-1

Athens ($25,000 - Greece) Mar 28 2004
1 L Safarova - B Mouhtassine 7-5 7-65
2 A Gerassimou-WC - L Safarova 6-4 3-6 7-61

Dinan ($50,000 - France) Apr 11 2004
Qual 1 A Yakimova - L Safarova(7) 6-1 6-4

Bari ($25,000 - Italy) Apr 25 2004
1 O Lazarchuk-Q - L Safarova 3-6 6-1 6-2

Fukuoka ($50,000 - Japan) May 9 2004
1 L Safarova - E Takao-WC 6-2 6-0
2 A Nakamura(5) - L Safarova 6-3 6-2

Karuizawa ($25,000 - Japan) May 16 2004
1 T Dokei-Q - L Safarova(5) 6-1

Prostejov ($75,000 - Czech Republic) June 6 2004
1 S Peng - L Safarova-WC 5-7 6-3 6-3

Bastad ($25,000 - Sweden) June 27 2004
1 L Safarova(4) - P Suomalainen-Q 6-4 6-0
2 L Safarova(4) - M Minella-Q 6-2 6-3
QF L Safarova(4) - S Peer(6) 6-2 6-1
SF L Safarova(4) - S Klaschka 2-6 6-2 7-68
F L Safarova(4) - L Tvaroskova 6-2 6-0

US Open Sep 12 2004
Qual 1 L Safarova - J Nguyen-WC 6-2 6-4
Qual 2 R Vinci(6) - L Safarova 6-3 7-66

Ashburn ($50,000 - VA,USA) Oct 17 2004
1 L Safarova - K Schlukebir 6-0 6-0
2 L Safarova - M Salerni 6-0 6-1
QF L Safarova - M Drake 6-1 7-5
SF L Safarova - M Pelletier 3-6 6-4 6-4
F L Granville(1) - L Safarova 6-4 6-2

Cary ($50,000 - NC,USA) Oct 24 2004
1 T Ashley(8) - L Safarova 2-6 6-2 7-65

Philadelphia Nov 7 2004
Qual 1 A Kremer(1) - L Safarova 6-4 1-6 6-3

Valasske Mezirici ($25,000 - Czech Republic) Dec 19 2004
1 L Safarova - J O'Donoghue 7-62 6-4
2 L Safarova - N Frankova-Q 7-66 6-3
QF L Safarova - G Navratilova-Q 6-0 6-1
SF L Safarova - Z Ondraskova 6-4 6-3
F L Prusova - L Safarova 7-67 6-4

2005

Auckland Jan 9 2005
1 L Safarova - Y Yoshida-Q 6-0 6-1
2 A Frazier(1) - L Safarova 6-3 6-1

Hobart Jan 16 2005
Qual 1 L Safarova - A Rodionova 6-3 5-7 6-4
Qual 2 L Prusova - L Safarova 6-0 6-2

Australian Open Jan 30 2005
Qual 1 N Grandin - L Safarova 4-6 7-68 6-0

Capriolo ($25,000 - Italy) Feb 13 2005
1 L Safarova(8) - K Jans-Q 6-2 6-0
2 L Safarova(8) - M Gerards 7-63 6-1
QF L Safarova(8) - A Vrljic-Q 6-4 3-6 6-0
SF L Safarova(8) - M Ani(4) 6-4 6-2
F L Safarova(8) - M Jugic-Salkic(6) 6-4 6-1

Doha Feb 27 2005
Qual 1 L Safarova - V Douchevina(1) 6-72 6-2 6-1
Qual 2 L Safarova - L Prusova 6-3 6-2
Qual 3 L Safarova - L Nemeckova 7-5 6-1
1 M Kirilenko-Q - L Safarova-Q 6-3 6-1

Orange ($50,000 - CA,USA) Mar 20 2005
Qual 1 S Dubois - L Safarova 6-3 6-3

Redding ($25,000 - CA) Mar 27 2005
1 L Safarova(6) - C Scheepers 6-75 6-1 6-2
2 L Safarova(6) - V Bardina-Q 6-3 6-4
QF L Safarova(6) - J Ditty 6-3 7-66
SF L Safarova(6) - Y Savransky-Q 6-3 6-2
F L Safarova(6) - I Lisjak-Q 6-2 6-3

Civitavecchia ($25,000 - Italy) Apr 17 2005
1 E Vesnina-Q - L Safarova(2) 6-3 6-4

As you can see, she really has upped her level of play this year and she is now 18 so she can play a full schedule. She is a lefty and can hit a lot of different shots so I think her game would give a lot of players trouble. I would expect her to be top 75 by the end of the year.

WorldWar24
May 1st, 2005, 05:59 PM
She is a lefty so she hits a lot of angles on her forehand. Her backhand is very powerful, so I think you can call her a big hitter. She is very good, you'd be impressed coz there hasn't been much hype around her

starr
May 1st, 2005, 06:15 PM
ah... a lefty! We need more of those. :)

CoryAnnAvants#1
May 1st, 2005, 08:06 PM
Well Amy Frazier said after she beat Safarova in Auckland that "She's a wonderful player and I'm sure she's got great things to come." I didn't know it would be this soon though...this is definitely one of the most shocking results of the year!

¤CharlDa¤
May 1st, 2005, 08:58 PM
«Well i heard great things of her...I remember Ashburn where she beat Marie-Eve and had a very solid week there! Marie-eve also praised her then!

Lennval
May 1st, 2005, 10:55 PM
wow, it's really incredible

when she beated ruano-pascual in first round estoril 7-5, 6-7, 6-0 (i think) i thought ruano should have played very bad, but now...i see lucie is a good player
Go girl and good luck this season!!!

FaceyFacem
May 2nd, 2005, 12:18 AM
thanks all, so, she is not THAT young then, already 18, as compared to vaidisova or sesil, so, i hope she can do well, almost in the top 100, we'll see what happens to lucie (p.s. is it pronounced like lucy or lu-chee-e or what?, thanks!)

©@®eLess
May 2nd, 2005, 12:44 AM
it's fuuny how may time she played Prusova :lol: it's her rock in the shoe

andrewbroad
May 7th, 2005, 02:42 AM
2004
Bergamo ($25,000 - Italy) Feb 1 2004
F L Safarova-LL - I Majoli(1) 3-6 7-61 6-1

Iva! :sad:

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Jakeev
May 7th, 2005, 06:45 AM
She is a definite cutie with loads of talent. As for Na Li, well, she has another shot at a title this weekend.

Hachiko
May 7th, 2005, 06:50 AM
I really warm to her, she seems very talented too.