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robert72
Jan 9th, 2006, 05:27 AM
Vera just lost against Duchevina in the 1st round 4:6 6:3 1:6. Definitely disappointing after the great start into the season! :sad:

Solitaire
Jan 9th, 2006, 11:34 AM
This match doesn't make much sense to me. :confused: I thought she was on a roll but I guess not. At least this gives her time to rest up and get some practice for the OZ. Good Luck at AO VERA!!! :)

andrewbroad
Jan 14th, 2006, 11:31 PM
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Photos:
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=211807 (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=211807) (Sunday)
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=212073 (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=212073) (Monday)

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First round (Monday)
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- Vera Zvonarëva [WC] lt. Vera Dushevina [Q], 6-4 3-6 6-1

It was much hotter (about 40°C) in Sydney than in Auckland. Humid too. I don't know whether Bepa has fully recovered from her energy-sapping virus, but if my theory is correct, she struggles in hot climates.

Bepa had shown brilliant form to reach the Auckland final (beating Maria Kirilenko 6-2 6-0 and Daniela Hantuchová 6-2 6-2), but what a contrast here.

Bepa had lost to Dushevina in the second round of the Australian Open 2005, and now she suffered one of her infamous emotional meltdowns: crying, shouting, swearing, throwing her racket, arguing line-calls, complaining to her coach, &c. Never boring, is she? ;)

Epigone's match-report:
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=10407&page=217 (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=10407&page=217)

broncosven's match-report:
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=212022 (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=212022)

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