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CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 6th, 2005, 06:25 PM
GREAT win for Elena:D Nice to see her make up for Amanda Janes losing in a third set tiebreak. Next up for Bally is a slumping Lisa Raymond or Milagros Sequera, so anything could happen there...would love to see her move in close to the top 100 after this month.

Craigy
Jun 6th, 2005, 06:26 PM
Yes!!!!! Go Elena!!!!!! :D :D :D

Wannabeknowitall
Jun 6th, 2005, 06:32 PM
If only the grass season was 9 months long, Baltacha would be in the top 30. I still don't understand her schedule after making it to the third round of the AO this year. She might have missed her chance to be a regular on the WTA tour instead of just a regular on the ITF tour.

Jenny.C.Fan
Jun 6th, 2005, 06:37 PM
yes, good win bally, keep it up!

Craigy
Jun 6th, 2005, 06:45 PM
If only the grass season was 9 months long, Baltacha would be in the top 30. I still don't understand her schedule after making it to the third round of the AO this year. She might have missed her chance to be a regular on the WTA tour instead of just a regular on the ITF tour.
She has a liver problem. She can't play too much tennis.

Wannabeknowitall
Jun 6th, 2005, 06:52 PM
I know about that. I'm just wondering why she didn't try to play more hard court or indoor tournis during the winter. Instead she tries to qualify for three clay tournis which is her worse surface by far?

Maria Croft
Jun 6th, 2005, 06:55 PM
Elena :bounce:

Bezz
Jun 6th, 2005, 06:58 PM
Its the same old same old with the British women. They have a reasonably good grass season, they are hyped up loads and then we dont hear about them for another 12 months. I am surprised no-one has had elena trying to qualify for the bigger tournaments, she isnt ever gonna get anywhere just relying on 3 weeks of the year :rolleyes: .

I actually do want her to do well, she has a solid serve, good groundies and a good head but seems content with having mediocre years, she needs a big kick up the back side and stop playing it safe.

*hingis_forever*
Jun 6th, 2005, 07:00 PM
Its the same old same old with the British women. They have a reasonably good grass season, they are hyped up loads and then we dont hear about them for another 12 months. I am surprised no-one has had elena trying to qualify for the bigger tournaments, she isnt ever gonna get anywhere just relying on 3 weeks of the year :rolleyes: .

I actually do want her to do well, she has a solid serve, good groundies and a good head but seems content with having mediocre years, she needs a big kick up the back side and stop playing it safe.
I know you're probably right but we should let the positive vibes flow through us to help lift Baltacha to the top 50! :p

PointBlank
Jun 6th, 2005, 07:08 PM
Slumping Raymond? She had an amazing start but was injured and she came back and lost to two good players on hard courts and clay wasnt her thing.

Bezz
Jun 6th, 2005, 07:09 PM
I know you're probably right but we should let the positive vibes flow through us to help lift Baltacha to the top 50! :p

top 50? thats abit optimistic :p ;) . She needs to play a full year before we really know how good she is, but she is gettin old, she needs to kick on now or she is gonna get nowhere :angel:

Libertango
Jun 6th, 2005, 08:07 PM
Where's Bally ranked at the moment? Good win! :yeah:

RenaSlam.
Jun 6th, 2005, 08:24 PM
Allez Lena!

jimbo mack
Jun 6th, 2005, 08:34 PM
well done elena :)

hope u can keep going

jimbo mack
Jun 6th, 2005, 08:35 PM
Where's Bally ranked at the moment? Good win! :yeah:

121 in the ranks

Paldias
Jun 6th, 2005, 09:27 PM
Yay Bally :)

selyoink
Jun 6th, 2005, 09:52 PM
Is this Baltacha's first tournament since Aussie Open? Don't remember her playing any other WTA events.

Anyway a good win for her. She always does well on grass. With a good draw at Wimbledon she should be able to win a couple of matches.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 6th, 2005, 10:11 PM
Slumping Raymond? She had an amazing start but was injured and she came back and lost to two good players on hard courts and clay wasnt her thing.

She hasn't won two matches straight all year besides the Australian Open, so I think she's slumping.

foreva lindsay
Jun 6th, 2005, 10:27 PM
BALLY :hug: :banana:

Grachka
Jun 6th, 2005, 10:43 PM
Bally :D

Very nice win, now reach the third round please :angel:

bovina_forever
Jun 6th, 2005, 10:43 PM
Slumping Raymond? She had an amazing start but was injured and she came back and lost to two good players on hard courts and clay wasnt her thing.
she lost to Morlgami 6-1 6-2 and Mamic 6-2 6-4 to player not even ranked in the top 70 when she played them.

Lapin
Jun 6th, 2005, 11:41 PM
Well done Bally!! Keep it up! :bigclap:

tennisrox
Jun 7th, 2005, 04:32 AM
Great work Bally!!!!!!!!!

Lennval
Jun 7th, 2005, 08:14 AM
good played elena!!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 7th, 2005, 09:37 AM
Well Done Elena!!!

rightous
Jun 7th, 2005, 09:59 AM
Good Job Bally, she lost in the quali's of Berlin and the French, but glad she is back on grass