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Calliope.
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:17 PM
Main Draw

CLIJSTERS Kim (BEL) vs. BYE
KOUKALOVA Klara (CZE) vs. BENESOVA Iveta (CZE)
Q vs. RAZZANO Virgine (FRA)
RAYMOND Lisa (USA) vs. SCHIAVONE Francesca (ITA)

DECHY Nathalie (FRA) vs. BYE
RANDRIANTEFY Dally (MAD) vs. Q
MALEEVA Magdalena (BUL) vs. CHAKVETADZE Anna (RUS)
MEDINA GARRIGUES Anabel (ESP) vs. HANTUCHOVA Daniela (SVK)

SAFINA Dinara (RUS) vs. KREMER Anne (LUX)
SREBOTNIK Katarina (SLO) vs. Q
VINCI Roberta (ITA) vs. Q
BYE vs. SCHNYDER Patty (SUI)

FARINA ELIA Silvia (ITA) vs. SMASHNOVA Anna (ISR)
DANIILIDOU Eleni (GRE) vs. GROENEFELD Anna-Lena (GER)
STOSUR Samantha (AUS) vs. PESCHKE Kveta (CZE)
BYE vs. PETROVA Nadia (RUS)

Calliope.
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:19 PM
Difficult first round, Anna Lena is playing well in these days...
Pame Lena!! :kiss:

forever_rafter
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:19 PM
fuck :fiery:

guizzy
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:58 PM
Come on it's not so bad. If she beated Justin she can beat Anna-Lena too. Specially after the good week she had. Pame Lenaki.

forever_rafter
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:14 PM
Come on it's not so bad. If she beated Justin she can beat Anna-Lena too. Specially after the good week she had. Pame Lenaki.

I know but I hoped for an easy draw, for once ;)

RayRob
Sep 24th, 2005, 10:53 PM
I think it's the better part of the draw...Groenefeld is having a fantastic year. The only thing we can hope for, and it's not nice to think that, but to hope that ALG is tired from her tough week in Beijing - she's in the final on sunday. She'll probably get to play on tuesday though with her being in a final on sunday. It could be good for us as Eurosport showing live coverage on thursday, which means if Eleni gets to 2nd round then we MIGHT get to see Leni play again ;)

It's a fairly strong field but I think all the players in Eleni's quarter are people she can certainly beat. We'll see how it goes, but like forever_rafter says.....it would be nice for her to have a good draw at some point!

-Rache

Calliope.
Sep 25th, 2005, 09:11 AM
I know but I hoped for an easy draw, for once ;)

Me too...

Bероника
Sep 25th, 2005, 04:17 PM
Bad luck again for Leni with the draw :mad: Let's hope AL will be tired...

When will Eurosport start showing the tourney? Since monday?

Bероника
Sep 25th, 2005, 04:50 PM
oh damn I watched my tv schedule and here they will start showing it from thursday :mad:

RayRob
Sep 25th, 2005, 09:31 PM
oh damn I watched my tv schedule and here they will start showing it from thursday :mad:

Yeah, I know. I did mention in my last post that Eurosport weren't showing until thursday. It is annoying isn't it. Let's hope Eleni can get through to the second round so we might at least have a chance to see her on TV :)

It looks like Eleni will be playing her first round on tuesday as she's not on monday's order of play....so that's a good thing that she has that extra day of rest ;)

:woohoo: and there is a live score board on the official website :bounce:

How weird!? Eleni's back playing doubles with Jennifer Russel (nothing wrong with that) but I persumes Leni/Jasmin would be a new pairing :confused: Also, if Leni and Jen win their first round match against the pairing of Denisa Chladkova and Michaela Pastikova they could face the pairing of Jasmin Woehr and Meilen Tu! :shrug: But Woehr and Tu have to play the number one seeds Black and Stubbs.:o

Doubles draw: http://www.fortis-championships.lu/doubles.html

Well, I hope Eleni has some good matches....some good wins!

PAME!

-Rache

guizzy
Sep 25th, 2005, 11:12 PM
Bad luck again for Leni with the draw :mad: Let's hope AL will be tired...



Or let's hope Eleni will be herself again after a looong while.
And for those who are interested Greece is the European Championship 2005 in basketball. After winning the euro in foodball last year this was like a cherry on the cake.

TennisPlayingFox
Sep 25th, 2005, 11:36 PM
Could be a difficult match but it is winnable for Eleni.

alibaby
Sep 26th, 2005, 10:59 AM
Could be a difficult match but it is winnable for Eleni.
yeah,but the advantage is,she comes there very refreshed,as she had virtually no UO at all!!

pame,lenii-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:

RayRob
Sep 26th, 2005, 06:49 PM
:lol: silly me, I just realised that there is no second round in this event....just a first round then the Quarter finals! :o

Eleni isn't playing her singles match on tuesday, but she is playing her doubles match 3rd on Court 1.....I estimated that that's about 3pm CET....I persume Luxembourg is CET. So, that's about 2pm for me so i will get to watch the scores live on the score board :D

It makes sense now with the Eurosport scheduling. The quarters begin on thursday which is when Eurosport begin airing the event live.

PAME ELENI! :woohoo:

-Rache

Bероника
Sep 27th, 2005, 05:22 PM
She won her doubles match! :bounce:

Daniilidou/Russell (GRE/USA) d. Chladkova/Pastikova (CZE/CZE) 61 63

guizzy
Sep 27th, 2005, 07:59 PM
Let's hope for victories in singles now.

RayRob
Sep 27th, 2005, 10:46 PM
:woohoo: I had to go into work earlier today so I only saw the score board up to 6-1, 1-1....but I'm glad that they won!

In the meantime, wednesday sees Eleni's first round singles match against Groenefeld.....and they are first on court at 13.00hrs CET.

Go for it Leni - PAME :bounce:

-Rache

forever_rafter
Sep 28th, 2005, 09:44 AM
Pame Eleni! I'm still over the moon after Poland won the gold medal on Sunday :bounce: :bounce:

forever_rafter
Sep 28th, 2005, 02:34 PM
ALG def. E.Daniilidou 6-4 6-4 :sad: :sad:

Bероника
Sep 28th, 2005, 03:16 PM
oh no :sad: :sad: :sad:

guizzy
Sep 28th, 2005, 08:04 PM
Ok but it was a good fight. Lena broke a couple of times but couldn't hold as usually. But she didn't stop fighting till the end.

Bероника
Sep 28th, 2005, 11:04 PM
a couple of photos from today's match:

http://www.fortis-championships.lu/fotos/2005/round_2/image000011.jpg

http://www.fortis-championships.lu/fotos/2005/round_2/image000012.jpg

alibaby
Sep 29th, 2005, 08:53 AM
a couple of photos from today's match:

http://www.fortis-championships.lu/fotos/2005/round_2/image000011.jpg

http://www.fortis-championships.lu/fotos/2005/round_2/image000012.jpg
poor lenii-baby... :sad: did not expect it so fast...but come the autumn,she can surely take some points in on the way!

:kiss: :kiss: lenii-baby!!

RayRob
Sep 29th, 2005, 10:51 AM
Sorry that I didn't post yesterday. I had to be at work and so was running a little late for work because I was watching the scoreboard :o One possitive we must take from this match was that she must have been fighting because she was down 4-1 and two breaks in the first set but fought back to make it 4-all....the only problem at this point is that ALG served to go up 5-4 but then Eleni was unable to hold serve to keep the set going. In the second set, I think she was only broken once - which is a good thing, the problem is ALG held serve throughout ;)

Eleni's getting close, and we hear often that she's working on her serve. This is showing though in her doubles performances because the last couple of weeks she has been holding serve in the matches and winning quite easily against most compatent doubles players.

After this event (remember Eleni still has doubles with Jennifer) Eleni just has another couple of tournaments to play. Guizzy posted an article a few weeks ago that Eleni suggested that she would be using the rest of the time of the year to make improvements on the serve. I am 100% certain that if that serve can be improved to become more of a weapon, she can win most of these close matches like that one against ALG, that was just determinded by a break here and there.

So, for doubles. Eleni and Jennifer play Black/Stubbs the #1 seeds last on Court one, which could be about 17.30 CET, but that's just an estimate. Either way I'll be at work. I could check the scores at work but if found out I could lose my job (or face disciplinary action) because it would be using my supervisors PC......so, I guess I'll wait until I get home. ;)

It would be a big win for Eleni and Jen if they can beat the #1 seeds (who are one of the best doubles teams in the world)! Let's see how they fair against them.

Pame Eleni....Go Jen!

-Rache :wavey:

Calliope.
Sep 29th, 2005, 02:11 PM
Eleni :sad:
Pame in doubles! :D

Bероника
Sep 29th, 2005, 05:33 PM
Sorry to report it,but Eleni is also out in doubles. :sad:

(1) Black/Stubbs (ZIM/AUS) d. Daniilidou/Russell (GRE/USA) 62 64

forever_rafter
Sep 29th, 2005, 07:39 PM
it's a pity but not a shame. What's next for our girl?

RayRob
Sep 29th, 2005, 10:20 PM
it's a pity but not a shame. What's next for our girl?

According to the quote Guizzy posted, Elnei's next tournie is likely to be the Swisscom challenge in Zurich. I think this is a teir one event so it's bound to be a tough draw.

Swisscom begins on october 17th so Eleni and judith have a good couple of weeks to work more on that serve ;) I'm beleiving that everything will come together nicely - particularly in time for next year & Eleni will be able to reclaim her title in Auckland, Australia :D

pame Eleni!

-Rache

spar
Sep 30th, 2005, 12:47 PM
Very bad, if I not to see Eleni in Moscow on Kremlin Cup. Last year she play in qualification.

Calliope.
Sep 30th, 2005, 01:46 PM
Lena :sad: Good luck in Switzerland ;)