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May 4th, 2002, 08:57 PM
Let the bouncing and the thrashing begin:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

:fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

May 4th, 2002, 10:44 PM
It's a very easy draw for our Goddess! :D


May 5th, 2002, 02:16 AM
It all depends on Sandrine. If her ankle is fully healed, there's no reason why she can't go far here. Besides, she loves playing in Germany. ;)


DEVOUR!!! :fiery:

May 5th, 2002, 02:43 AM
Good luck Sandrine! :kiss:

Here is to an injury free clay season!

May 6th, 2002, 04:37 PM
I can't wait for Sandrine to play again! :D

May 7th, 2002, 04:32 AM
Me too!!! :D

I think I'll go bounce around on our trampoline for a wee bit. ;)

May 7th, 2002, 05:03 AM
pf... I am bored.

kick some ass for me Sandrine :D

May 8th, 2002, 03:02 AM
First match on Court 4...

I'll set the alarm for an early wakeup. Marines, I suggest you do the same. :cool:

May 8th, 2002, 03:20 AM
I will I will :D

May 8th, 2002, 05:01 AM
T-5.00 and counting :bounce:

May 8th, 2002, 10:05 AM
They should be on court!

ALLEZ!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

May 8th, 2002, 10:09 AM
Allez Sandrine!

May 8th, 2002, 10:33 AM
I'm sick of dealing with this scoreboard, Ed, so I'm going back to sleep.

Good luck, Sandrine! :D

May 8th, 2002, 02:50 PM
I was sleeping when our Goddess was playing. :fiery:

Sandrine Testud d. Anastasia Myskina 6:4 7:5

Next up, Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Terry: thanks for liking my post in Dawn's thread ;)

May 8th, 2002, 03:09 PM
Good luck Sandrine in Round 3 :kiss: Great win today!

Your most welcome Jerome ;)...I was reading her ridiculous thread (Hello Dawn if ur reading :wavey: ) and automatically thought of the Paola match at Amelia Island ;) So thank you...made me laugh! ;)


May 8th, 2002, 03:33 PM
:bounce: Congrats Sandrine! :bounce:

May 8th, 2002, 05:09 PM
I found this picture of Sandrine with her friends:


May 8th, 2002, 05:11 PM
The order is Serra-Zanetti, Dechy, Henin, Our Goddess, Our Goddess' husband, Mauresmo's coach, and Mauresmo. ;)

May 8th, 2002, 05:14 PM
OOOOOO....what a great pic, Jerome!!! :hearts:

Just where on earth do you come up with these??? :cool:

May 8th, 2002, 06:08 PM
GREAT picture! :D

May 9th, 2002, 02:40 PM
Testud vs. Mikaelian

1 : 0 for Sandrine :)

May 9th, 2002, 02:42 PM
2 : 0 :)

3 : 0 :D

May 9th, 2002, 02:57 PM
3 : 1 :fiery:

4 : 1

May 9th, 2002, 03:07 PM
5 : 1

5 : 2 :fiery: :fiery:

May 9th, 2002, 03:08 PM
Sandrine Testud leads Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian 6:2 :)

May 9th, 2002, 03:09 PM
So this is where ur hiding ;)

Need some company? ;)

Allez! :fiery:

May 9th, 2002, 03:10 PM
BTW great pic :hearts:

May 9th, 2002, 03:11 PM
it's nice and quiet here ;)

May 9th, 2002, 03:13 PM
Thanks Jerome ;) Scores site won't work for me.

ALLEZ SANDRINE! :fiery: NO MERCY! :fiery:

May 9th, 2002, 03:13 PM
0 : 1 :fiery:

May 9th, 2002, 03:14 PM

COme on Sandrine!

Yeah its more tranquil here ;) Dont have to put up with all the shit

May 9th, 2002, 03:15 PM

Allez Sandrine! Make this a good day!

May 9th, 2002, 03:16 PM
1 : 1

May 9th, 2002, 03:21 PM
2 : 1 :)

May 9th, 2002, 03:24 PM
Hmmm...in the other thread MGM has the more fans :(

Oh well....we all know who is going to win so it doesnt matter :p

Allez! :D :fiery:

May 9th, 2002, 03:24 PM
3 : 1 :)

May 9th, 2002, 03:25 PM

May 9th, 2002, 03:27 PM
Make her fall on her ass! AND THEN STOMP HER!

May 9th, 2002, 03:29 PM
6-2 4-1? ;)

May 9th, 2002, 03:29 PM
Scott...if she falls on her ass there will be an earthquake :o


May 9th, 2002, 03:30 PM
3 : 2 :fiery: :fiery:

May 9th, 2002, 03:31 PM
Omg Sandrine, wtf are you doing? CRUSH HER!

May 9th, 2002, 03:33 PM
:eek: :eek: @ earthquake ;)

May 9th, 2002, 03:35 PM
4 : 2

Sandrine is serving really well.

May 9th, 2002, 03:38 PM
5 : 2 :)

May 9th, 2002, 03:39 PM
I would hit my serves really short so she can't get to them :o



May 9th, 2002, 03:40 PM
one more game :angel:

6-2 6-2 is a nice lovely scoreline :D

May 9th, 2002, 03:41 PM
Who does she play next? I have a bad feeling it'll be Nathalie :o

May 9th, 2002, 03:41 PM
COme on Sandrine! Devour! Theres a lot there to get thru :eek:

OK..do u think angry MGM fans will lynch me now? :p :rolleyes:
I should be safe here in the bunker ;)

May 9th, 2002, 03:45 PM
Sandrine Testud d. Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian 6:2 6:2 :)

sigh .... such an easy tournament for sandrine ;)

May 9th, 2002, 03:45 PM
I know, so easy :o

WD Sandrine ;) :kiss:

Terry, they don't belong in here anyway ;)

May 9th, 2002, 03:46 PM
Next up is Jennifer Capriati. :eek: And then Nathalie. ;)

May 9th, 2002, 03:47 PM
Woohoo!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I just spotted Ed in the wrong thread ;) He'll be here soon :p

Great win!!!! :kiss:

May 9th, 2002, 03:49 PM
Oh okay, good! Sandrine owns Cappy. ALLEZ SANDRINE!

And who does Nathalie play? ;)

May 9th, 2002, 03:51 PM
Nathalie v Justine ;)

May 9th, 2002, 03:52 PM

Capriati vs. Testud
Henin vs. Dechy
Mauresmo vs. Williams
Hantuchova vs. Smashnova

I wouldn't mind having three french women and an isreali woman in the semis. ;)

May 9th, 2002, 03:52 PM
Thatta girl!!! :kiss:

Sorry I missed the party but I'm spinning at work. I'm off tomorrow so let's pick this up again for her quarterfinal match against Jennifer, shall we? ;)

Gotta run. :wavey:

May 9th, 2002, 04:03 PM
Jerome.... 3 Frenchies and an Israeli sounds good to me! :D

May 9th, 2002, 08:11 PM
We're nearing 1000 posts guys! :D

May 9th, 2002, 09:59 PM

And I just noticed you've hit the 10,000 post barrier! :eek:

May 10th, 2002, 03:37 AM
hunny, I hit it and ran :D

lmao ;)

May 10th, 2002, 03:39 AM
Was that you???


:o :o :o

May 10th, 2002, 04:15 AM
is that a tank in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

May 10th, 2002, 04:30 AM

May 10th, 2002, 04:51 AM

May 10th, 2002, 07:48 AM
I couldn't sleep but now I'm tired. If I go to bed now there's no way I'll wake up in time for Sandrine's match :eek:


May 10th, 2002, 10:12 AM
Scotty, don't tell me you're off in Never Never Land. :fiery:

May 10th, 2002, 04:00 PM
Sorry Edly :o

Sandrine lost, but to the #2 player in the world, and she fought until the very end.

Let's not be sad, let's be happy for Sandrine... she's now in the top ten in the world! :bounce:

May 11th, 2002, 12:23 AM
I'm watching this match now on ESPN. It's a great one... lots of long rallies and amazing shots by both players.

At least Capriati may be tired tomorrow when she plays Justine ;)

May 11th, 2002, 02:28 AM

I overslept and missed it!!! I'm so pissed, I can't even tell you. :mad: :mad: :mad:

Scotty, please, PLEASE tell me you taped it and you'll send me a copy. :sad:

May 11th, 2002, 03:39 AM
sorry edly :o

May 11th, 2002, 04:34 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

May 11th, 2002, 06:44 AM
Don't be sad, they sliced up coverage in the usual ESPN fashion anyway... plus you get to see her personally win the French Open, so, cheer up :p

May 11th, 2002, 08:27 AM
I suppose :rolleyes: But I am still searching for a tape. :p

Here are some more interesting (and encouraging) comments from Jennifer about the match today:

Press conference with Jennifer Capriati Berlin, 10. May 2002
Jennifer Capriati - Sandrine Testud 6:3, 5:7, 6:4

Question (Q): It must be great to be able to play as well as that?
Capriati: Yes, I played consistently thoughout the whole match. It even feels better because the last two times I lost against her. So, it was like a little revenge for me.

Q: What are you satisfied with of your performance?
Capriati: That I moved really well; I was able to play aggressively the whole match and that I was able to close it out. She started to come back, but then I served really well in the last game.

Q: She also was pretty aggressive. Does it suit yoiu to have somebody come at you like that?
Capriati: I she's on, she's definitely difficult to play. I played like that. She started to go for it in the third. She made me earn
it, too.

Q: Would it have been better to win the match in straight sets or is it better to have long matches in view of the preparation for the French Open?
Capriati: I think that there is still plenty of time to have close matches before the French. I am definitely getting enough long matches and would rather have liked to have a shorter match.

Q: A lot of players would have given up the match at 4:0?
Capriati: I tried to break her mentally in the second set. I knew that it would have been very bad for me to go into the 3rd set with 0:6.

Q: She has got a very good backhand. Were you trying to play on the forehand?
Capriati: Yes, she has a better backhand. So, I tried to keep it away from that. It is important to move around and difficult to hit down the line on her backhand all the time. I was able to move the ball around, was patient when I had to be.

Q: What part of your game were you not so happy with?
Capriati: I was pretty happy with everything.

Q: Compared to last year at this tournament you didn't seem so comfortable on clay as this year.
Capriati: I guess last year I wasn't that comfortable as I won the French (laughs). At this tournament, I think I have more experience and my confidence is bigger than last year. Last year I didn't know how I was going to do on clay.

Q: You might play Henin...
Capriati: She has to win first. If I play her, it's going to be another match. I think I play better than last year. Maybe if she does not play as well as last year ... But you can never underestimate any player. I think I was ahead last year, then she came back; so I've got to be ready.

Q: Are you likely to have the Wimbledon match on your mind?
Capriati: I haven't even thought about it. That is totally different.

Q: Did you have the Munich match on your mind today?
Capriati: That was different. i was really sick then, it was the end of the year and I was kind of really tired by then. Now, I feel different.

Q: Does Sandrine have the game that is capable of challenging the big titles, or is she not consistent enough?
Capriati: She does well, but mentally there is a lot. In a Grand Slam you have to play consistently for seven matches and I don't know whether she has the mental ability for it, but she has the game.

Q: You won the French and the Australian Open.
Capriati: Yes, I want to do it again.

Q: Does it take pressure off you that you have done it?
Capriati: Yes. I don't know what people expect. It's going to be tough to win a second Grand Slam back to back. In know there are so many good players out there.

May 11th, 2002, 05:49 PM
Wow, Jennifer is greedy!

Too bad Sandrine will be holding the RG trophy :angel: