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Alek
May 24th, 2002, 03:29 AM
Roland Garros 2002

Singles Main Draw
[1]Larisa Ferrer vs. Bye
Fleur Delacour vs. Karla Herrera
Tanya Hingis vs. Katarina Shawfink
Bye vs. [12]Bryanne Applegate

[15]Gisele Noventz vs. Bye
Samantha Moore vs. Hong Da-Jung
Qualfiier vs. Qualfier
Bye vs. [7]Brenda Van Haak

[6]Regla Torres vs. Bye
Katarina Krivencheva-Molik vs. Riana Shamira Zubir
Candela Sanchez-Connelly vs. Adriana Gonzalez
Bye vs. [10]Jane Wong

[16]Gianna Adrianna Dulko vs. Bye
Ana Maria Herrera vs. Elise Maurer
Natalya Dlhopolcova vs. Madonika Diva Jahfson
Bye vs. [3]Sabine Graf

[4]Marteena Huubere vs. Bye
Anabel Conde-Martinez vs. Qualifier
Zerene Fernandez vs. Anna Kroulikova
Bye vs. [9]Anjelica de la Courtiere

[13]Paula Masterton vs. Bye
Jennifer Selles vs. Mazuelena Majlana
Qualifier vs. Monica Gambill
Bye vs. [5]Eva Sorrenta

[8]Tiffani Eggert vs. Bye
Carmen Prado vs. Caroline Menard
Anne Gambill vs. Lindsay Anne Sarile
Bye vs. [11]Larissa Liashenko

[14]Monica de la Cal vs. Bye
Maikano Yamada-Miyachi vs. Sandy Vicario
Sophia Sabatini vs. Francois L'ane
Bye vs. [2]Ruflina Taliamanosoko

Singles Qualifying Draw
[1]Daniela Turundzhov vs. Doryssia Morkovina
Irina Butyrskaya vs. [8]Barbara Miele

[2]Mia-Ling Keller vs. Syria Gonzalez
Olive Mozzarella vs. [7]Linzi Paterson

[3]Rosie Ribbons vs. Rachel Anne Fleischmann
Mary Wong vs. [6]Catherine Pierce

[4]Caroline Mutola vs. Diana Mahler
Nicoletta Lapentti vs. [5]Marta Conde-Martinez

Doubles Main Draw
[1]De la Courtiere/Sorrenta vs. Bye
Kroulikova/Liashenko vs. Menard/Yamada-Miyachi
Pierce/Mutola vs. A. Conde-Martinez/A. Gonzalez
Bye vs. [5]Eggert/Masterton

[7]K. Herrera/Sanchez-Connelly vs. Butyrskaya/Morkovina
Sabatini/Ribbons vs. Miele/Paterson
S. Gonzalez/M. Conde-Martinez vs. Hingis/Noventz
Bye vs. [3]Applegate/Zubir

[4]Taliamanosoko/Wong vs. Bye
Gambill/Gambill vs. Graf/Selles
Keller/M. Wong vs. Mahler/Fleischmann
Delacour/Mozzarella vs. [8]Da-Jung/Sarile

[6]Dulko/Torres vs. Bye
Fernandez/Herrera vs. Lapentti/Jahfson
Turundzhov/Van Haak vs. Dlhopolcova/Krivencheva-Molik
Bye vs. [2]Ferrer/Huubere


Mix Doubles Draw
[1]Sorrenta/Lareau vs. Bye
Bye vs. Masterton/Rusedski
A. Gonzalez/Ferrero vs. De Armas/K. Herrera
Noventz/Costa vs. Bye
Bye vs. Liashenko/Liashenko
Delacour/Christenson vs. A. Herrera/Echagaray
Bye vs. Paterson/Makin
[5]Applegate/Dincht vs. Bye

[7]Taliamanosoko/Kimjumba vs. Bye
Bye vs. Mahler/Eagle
Dlhopolcova/Hrbaty vs. Bye
Bye vs. Kroulikova/Safinovov
Pierce/Seagill vs. Bye
Bye vs. Turundzhov/Haas
Mutola/Pulpultolope vs. M. Conde-Martinez/Ituarte
Bye vs. [3]Ferrer/Lascher

[4]Huubere/Bjorkman vs. Bye
Bye vs. Gonzalez/Gonzalez
Krivencheva-Molik/Malisse vs. Bye
Bye vs. Keller/Elsner
M. Gambill/Owen-Rhun vs. Bye
Wong/Wong vs. A. Conde-Martinez/Affleck
Lapentti/Lapentti vs. Dulko/Dromowski
Bye vs. [8]Zubir/Enqvist

[6]Graf/Agassi vs. Bye
Bye vs. Sarile/Sanchez
Fernandez/Armando vs. Bye
Bye vs. Eggert/Thiessen
Miele/Garreti vs. Jahfson/Ritchie
Selles/Parche vs. Sabatini/Thomas
Torres/Moya vs. Bye
Bye vs. [2]de la Courtiere/Mathieu


Tournament Information:
Surface: Clay ;) ;) ;)
Mix Points Total = 100
Points due to Monday 4PM NY Time
PM or MSN
No points received after
Good luck everybody

Lubidani
May 24th, 2002, 03:54 AM
Thanks Alx!

rhz
May 24th, 2002, 06:01 AM
tough draw for zubir!
hope zubir and applegate and zubir and enqvist will do well

Monica_Rules
May 24th, 2002, 09:40 AM
GOOD LUCK

Monica Gambill
Anne Gambill
Sophia Sabatini
Rosie Ribbons
Paula Masterton
Larisa Ferrer
Gianna Adriana Dulko
Katarina Krivincheva-Molik

wongqks
May 24th, 2002, 09:56 AM
Good luck to

Jane Wong
Mary Wong
John Wong ;)
Ruflina Taliamanosoko
Tiffani Eggert
Lindsay Anne Sarile
Hong Da Jung
Marteena Huubere
Sandy Vicario

Mateo Mathieu
May 24th, 2002, 12:42 PM
http://membres.lycos.fr/jcapriati007/site/2001/rg/fre01-1.jpg
Bryanne Applegate practice at the Roland Garros for preparing her first match in the second round against either following American Tanya Hingis and Katarina Shawfink. Shawfink is last event of her career next week.

Mateo Mathieu
May 24th, 2002, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by wongqks
Good luck to

Jane Wong
Mary Wong
John Wong ;)
Ruflina Taliamanosoko
Tiffani Eggert
Lindsay Anne Sarile
Hong Da Jung
Marteena Huubere
Sandy Vicario
Mmm... I can see you don't like me after I dumped Tiffani, right? :rolleyes:

TatiAnnahølic
May 24th, 2002, 12:53 PM
Good Luck for all! :bounce:

MelissaTorresFan
May 24th, 2002, 02:53 PM
Good luck Bryanne! :p ;)


Allez Anjelica, Anjelica/Eva, et Anjelica/Paul-Henri! :bounce:

Vamos Zerene, Zerene/Ana-Maria, et Zerene/Hugo! :bounce:

wongqks
May 24th, 2002, 02:58 PM
Jane said

Good luck Bryanne :p
Good luck to Daniela as well

Jane said she will try to be cautious next time when doing a good luck list since, she seems to have offended a few people here for not including them :o

polishprodigy
May 24th, 2002, 04:30 PM
Good luck to Dulko and Krivencheva-Molik in singles and doubles. Where is Dulko/Dombrowski in the mixed doubles draw?

Becool
May 24th, 2002, 04:45 PM
Vamos Gisele and Babsi! Brazilian POWER ;)

deftman
May 24th, 2002, 09:40 PM
Oh Tanya faces Shawfink in what could possible be her last match :sad:

Nevertheless Good Luck Tanya ! :D:D

wongqks
May 24th, 2002, 09:44 PM
Oh Jane forgot to say good luck to Tanya Hingis

I will not do a good luck list again unless I got a list beforehand :o

paul_masterton
May 25th, 2002, 10:04 AM
Paula's reaction to draw:

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

;)

polishprodigy
May 25th, 2002, 03:08 PM
Gianna Adrianna Dulko is thrilled to be seeded (the 16th seeding) and to get a bye in the first round of play. "This is an absolute accomplishment for me, to be seeded is great!" Dulko picked up her ranking with impressive results in Warsaw and Rome.

anabel
May 25th, 2002, 03:39 PM
Best of luck:

Anabel Conde Martinez
Marta Maria Conde Martinez

Anabel Conde Martinez / Adriana Gonzalez
Marta Maria Conde Martinez / Syria Gonzalez

Anabel Conde Martinez / Ben Affleck
Marta Maria Conde Martinez / Alejandro Ituarte

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

wongqks
May 25th, 2002, 04:08 PM
Jane and Ruflina arrive in Paris

After Strasbourgh Jane arrives with Ruflina in Paris airport.

Here is an interview with Jane about French Open

Q:So how are you feeling this week?
A: Well, I feel that my form improve a lot, Strasbourgh lift my confidence a little bit, I am happy about reaching the semis in Strasbourgh it was important to me.

Q: You came here as the defending champion, how optimistic are you?
A: Well, I mean the tour is so deep now, I am not vene looking at winning, I will take it one match at a time, the draw doe snot favour me and the chance is that I may be out in the second round when I schedule to play two spanish gals, but I will just enjoy the experience of a defending champ.

Q:Where is your sister Mary?
A: She is in Paris already, and she is practising hard, and obviously, she is playing qualifying and she is doing everything she can, to get into top shape.

Becool
May 25th, 2002, 09:29 PM
lol Iturate/Conde-Martinez ;)

polishprodigy
May 25th, 2002, 11:48 PM
Where is DUlko/Dombrowski in the mixed doubles draw????

Alek
May 26th, 2002, 02:43 AM
Larisa Ferrer: Deffinetely the favorite. With 4 titles in her belt has enough conffidence for winning the whole thing. But she some premature exits in Hamburg and Berlin so everything is possible.

Ruflina Taliamanosoko: Runner-Up last year. A fine preparation for with some finals but still no titles. Her nerves in a final are enormous but maybe her last year experience can help her.

Sabine Graf: 0-4 in clay says it all. Tough match in a second round. If she passes that 2r she could make Qf.

Marteena Huubere: Nothing impressing in the clay season. Could be out in second round with a hot Conde-Martinez.

Eva Sorrenta: She can win 10 titles before making well in a grand slam. She usually is not the same in the grand slams. Even though this year has became consistent for passing the first match. Should make at least quarterfinals.

Regla Torres: She prooved how good she is on this surface. She is determined but a loss to Monica Gambill showed also her weakness. Should be able to make semifinals but her third round seed is not a bad player...

Brenda Van Haak: Won 2 big titles this year. One in clay. Should be a tough one to beat but wont pass the QF.

Tiffani Eggert: Consistency was what she was caracterized by.. but two straight loses make her lose that... anyways she should be ok by now and should make a very good performance here. One of the favorites for getting the title.

Anjelica de la Courtiere: She can lose in r1 and next week win the toughest event in the world. Should pass her quarterfinal section. And a clash vs doubles partner Sorrenta will be interesting.

Jane Wong: Horrible clay season... seemed well after winning Amelia Island but then things went horrible. A semifinal in Strasbourg. Jane vs Regla in 3r.. winner will be semifinalist.

Larissa Liashenko: Has entered in a horrible streak. But still is the RG 2001 Jr Champ. She loves clay and is good by her self should make 3r and then we will see.

Bryanne Applegate: She will make 3r because she is superior to both of her 2r opponents. But out in 3r deffinetely.

Paula Masterton: Has had the worst draws in this clay season. But has won the matches she should. She can go far if she is not nervous.

Monica de la Cal: Where was Monica? finally after a long injury she is back she may lose in r2 because of rustiness but if she passes her r1 then take care.

Gisele Noventz: Newcomer can do well but she is not consistent and can find her Roland Garros to end quick.

Gianna Adrianna Dulko: Playing bad, then great, then bad. She has to be consistent to pass her 2r or bye bye.

Predictions:

R1
[1]Larisa Ferrer vs. Bye
Fleur Delacour def. Karla Herrera
Tanya Hingis def. Katarina Shawfink
Bye vs. [12]Bryanne Applegate

[15]Gisele Noventz vs. Bye
Hong Da-Jung def Samantha Moore
Qualfiier def. Qualfier
Bye vs. [7]Brenda Van Haak

[6]Regla Torres vs. Bye
Riana Shamira Zubir def Katarina Krivencheva-Molik
Adriana Gonzalez def Candela Sanchez-Connelly
Bye vs. [10]Jane Wong

[16]Gianna Adrianna Dulko vs. Bye
Ana Maria Herrera def Elise Maurer
Madonika Diva Jahfson def Natalya Dlhopolcova
Bye vs. [3]Sabine Graf

[4]Marteena Huubere vs. Bye
Anabel Conde-Martinez def Qualifier
Zerene Fernandez def Anna Kroulikova
Bye vs. [9]Anjelica de la Courtiere

[13]Paula Masterton vs. Bye
Mazuelena Majlana def Jennifer Selles
Monica Gambill def Qualifier
Bye vs. [5]Eva Sorrenta

[8]Tiffani Eggert vs. Bye
Caroline Menard def Carmen Prado
Anne Gambill def Lindsay Anne Sarile
Bye vs. [11]Larissa Liashenko

[14]Monica de la Cal vs. Bye
Sandy Vicario def Maikano Yamada-Miyachi
Sophia Sabatini def Francois L'ane
Bye vs. [2]Ruflina Taliamanosoko

2R
[1]Larisa Ferrer def Fleur Delacour
[12]Bryanne Applegate def Tanya Hingis
[15]Gisele Noventz def Hong Da-Jung
[7]Brenda Van Haak def Qualifier

[6]Regla Torres def Riana Shamira Zubir
[10]Jane Wong def Adriana Gonzalez
Ana Maria Herrera def [16]Gianna Adrianna Dulko
Madonika Diva Jahfson def [3]Sabine Graf

Anabel Conde-Martinez def [4]Marteena Huubere
[9]Anjelica de la Courtiere def Zerene Fernandez
[13]Paula Masterton def Mazuelena Majlana
[5]Eva Sorrenta def Monica Gambill

[8]Tiffani Eggert def Caroline Menard
[11]Larissa Liashenko def Anne Gambill
Sandy Vicario def [14]Monica de la Cal
[2]Ruflina Taliamanosoko def Sophia Sabatini

3R
[1]Larisa Ferrer def [12]Bryanne Applegate
[15]Gisele Noventz def [7]Brenda Van Haak
[6]Regla Torres def [10]Jane Wong
Madonika Diva Jahfson def Ana Maria Herrera

[9]Anjelica de la Courtiere def Anabel Conde-Martinez
[5]Eva Sorrenta def [13]Paula Masterton
[8]Tiffani Eggert def [11]Larissa Liashenko
[2]Ruflina Taliamanosoko def Sandy Vicario

QF
[1]Larisa Ferrer def [15]Gisele Noventz
[6]Regla Torres def Madonika Diva Jahfson
[9]Anjelica de la Courtiere def [5]Eva Sorrenta
[2]Ruflina Taliamanosoko def [8]Tiffani Eggert

SF
[6]Regla Torres def [1]Larisa Ferrer
[2]Ruflina Taliamanosoko def [9]Anjelica de la Courtiere

FR
[6]Regla Torres def [2]Ruflina Taliamanosoko




(this is pure fiction ;) i havent done results and i am not biased i am only putting what i think would happen taking this clay season results so dont be bitchy if things happen similar or something :rolleyes: )

spencercarlos
May 26th, 2002, 02:56 AM
you could have put... any near to reality is only coincidence :Rolleyes:

Sam L
May 26th, 2002, 03:01 AM
There's just far too much hype around Regla at the moment :( :( She's lost 2 out of her last 3 matches, and is not confident :o

But Good luck to everyone. May the best player win! :angel:

Becool
May 26th, 2002, 03:11 AM
Gisele is really happy at being seed at Roland Garros, her first tournament as a seed, and in a Grand Slam! :eek:

She is nervous at this tournament, and hopes everyone a great tournament :)

polishprodigy
May 26th, 2002, 03:27 AM
Polish tennis superstar Magdalena Grzybowska-Lewkowicz predicts the winner of selected matches:

Krivencheva-Molik over Zubir in 3 sets : "Katarina is a great junior with good promise. Zubir is good but beatable. I predict Katarina to take this."

Dulko over Ana-maria herrera 6-2 6-1 "Herrera has a low ranking, is inconsistent and is beatable. Dulko is inconsistent, but can manage to pull away with a win."

Dhlopocova over Jahfson in 3 sets "This will be a tough match. However, Natalya should prevail over the controversial but talented Madonika."

Fernandez over Kroulikova in 2 sets: "Fernandez should have no problem with Anna. This should be an easy victory."

Jennifer Selles over Majlana in 3 sets: "Another tough match, but the Polish youngster should prevail over the talented Bulgarian.This will be a marathon match as both players will play well."

2R: Anne Gambill over Liashenko in 2 sets: "LIashenko's rusty play will become evident as Anne's talented play and precise shots will blow the Belarussian away."

BIGGEST UPSETS:
2R: Conde-Martinez over (4) Huubere in 3 sets
SF: (6) Torres over (1) Ferrer in 3 sets


PREDICTIONS:
Sorrenta : 2R
Torres: F
WINNER: Ruflina Toliomansoko

deftman
May 26th, 2002, 08:26 AM
If there is anyone whom Tanya will be cheering after herself it will be miss Jane ;)
Go Jane :D:D:D:D

Alx :sad:
Oh well atleast you predicted Tanya to beat Shawfink ;)
And U predicted Jane to lose in the round of 16 :mad:
Go Jane!! :D
Prove them all wrong :bounce: :D

Alberto
May 26th, 2002, 01:42 PM
VAMOS CANDELA!!!! :D

wongqks
May 26th, 2002, 02:35 PM
OMG thanks Tanya, I wish you all the best on your side of the draw and remember take out all the seed player for me lol

Becool
May 26th, 2002, 05:07 PM
;) Vamos Tanya! Let's go on DOUBLES! :bounce:

Vamos Jane too :)

M&M
May 26th, 2002, 05:07 PM
good luck to

the m&m team (wong & keller)
keller/elsner
mia in singles
sabine
jane
ruffy
mary
marteena
...

wongqks
May 26th, 2002, 09:13 PM
oops

Jane forgot to say good luck to Mary dubs partner Ma Ling Keller, and also to Gisele Noventz

:)

Becool
May 27th, 2002, 12:09 AM
:)

FLL
May 27th, 2002, 01:43 AM
Alx, please include:

Morkovina/Butyrskaya in doubles

deftman
May 27th, 2002, 06:32 AM
GO GISELE /TANYA !!!::D:D:D

Hingis has had some success in doubes lately ;)
Winning Berlin with Gisele and Madrid with Menard :D
So in all Tanya has 8 points so far ,and Gisele 5 bonus points. )
Go Gisele and Tanya at RG :D

martinafan
May 27th, 2002, 09:33 AM
Marteena looks forward to Roland Garros!!

"I had a nice last week, didn't play a tournament for the first time in a while, and it was very relaxing. I didn't play much at all, as my body was beginning to ache a little bit. I started hitting again yesterday, and am feeling good. I don't expect much here, because my results have not been that good on clay lately :(. Plus, i could have a very tough first opponent in Anabel. I hope to play well, and i look forward to the doubles and mixed aswell. I always have a blast playing with Larisa and Jonas, and i hope i can do well here and not let them down"

Good Luck to:
Larisa
Tanya
Bryanne
Regla
Riana
Jane
Ana-Maria
Sabine
Anjelica
Eva
Tiffani
Ruflina
Daniela

Monica_Rules
May 27th, 2002, 01:21 PM
MONICA GAMBILL READY TO MAKE HER MARK!

Monica Gambill is ready to make her mark on the FWTT tour and win her first tournament and first grandslam.She is in Paris preparing for the French open the second granslam of the year and she is very positive.
'After reaching the final last week i am very confident i can do well here and i'm really looking forward to my first Roland Garros.I played juniors here last year and didn't do very well but i am a totally different player now!'
Her grandslam CV doesn't read very well with 2 1st round defeats and a 2nd round in the US open.
'Austrailia as a really thought loss 12-10 in the third is always gonna dissapoint performance wise i played well but she was better.I've got high hopes for here though i want at least a 3rd round other wise i'll be very dissapointed but what i really want is the title:D'

Alek
May 28th, 2002, 03:20 AM
Day 1

Qualifying

Doryssia Morkovina def Daniela Turundzhov 6-4 1-6 6-3

Irina Butyrskaya def Barbara Miele 7-5 6-2

Syria Gonzalez def Mia Keller 6-4 1-6 6-4

Olive Mozzarella def Linzi Paterson 6-4 4-6 6-4

Rosie Ribbons def Rachel Fleischmann 2-6 7-6(1) 6-2

Catherine Pierce def Mary Wong 7-6(5) 5-7 8-6

Caroline Mutola def Diana Mahler 6-3 6-3

Nicoletta Lapentti def Marta Conde-Martinez 3-6 6-4 7-5

Yak
May 28th, 2002, 03:32 AM
Great win for Irina Butyrskaya over Barbara Miele. The last time they played in the final of a junior event, Miele defeated Butyrskaya. In the qualifying round, Irina must play her good friend and doubles partner Dorissya Morkovina...

Good luck!!!

Becool
May 28th, 2002, 04:10 AM
Brazilian teenager dream is ended

PARIS - Brazil's Barbara Miele debuting on Grand Slam, ad playing with all pressure above her, fell under Russian's Butyrskaya aggresive game. The eighth seed couldn't resist the groundstrokes from the young Russian.

"I didn't find my rythym. I was hopeless in the second set." said Miele who is still on mixed doubles competition with Italy's Julio Garreti

"When I finally discovered where I was, she already won" said her. "I want to play a good tournament now with Linzi (Paterson) and Julio"

In the end, Barbara also couldn't hide her sad feelings about her performance. She started to cry and ran for the locker room being consolated by elder sister Lara Miele, who is still doubtful to comeback into tennis.

jacs
May 28th, 2002, 04:19 AM
"I see that everybody is predicting me to lose against anne gambill. well, if i'm going down with everybody saying i am going down, im NOT going down without a fight."

--- Lindsay Anne Sarile

Mateo Mathieu
May 28th, 2002, 05:11 AM
Originally posted by Alx
Day 1

Qualifying

Catherine Pierce def Mary Wong 7-6(5) 5-7 8-6
:bounce:

wongqks
May 28th, 2002, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by AlexSydney

:bounce:

Mary finish off her pro season with her 200th straight loss



:sad: :sad:

But congrats Catherine anyway

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
May 28th, 2002, 01:00 PM
Mutola victorius in qualifying

The young Botwanian edged out Germany's Diana Mahler 6/3, 6/3. "This is the best match I have played all year and to play it at such a great event is so special. Diana is an awesome player, so it was nice to get a good win."

When asked about her next opponent, Rosie Ribbons, "I don't know much about her, and that is always dangerous. I am just going to play my game and see how it goes. I'm very excited!"

deftman
May 28th, 2002, 02:43 PM
Mary :sad:
But Jane is still in :D:D

Olive Mozzarella def Linzi Paterson 6-4 4-6 6-4
:bounce:

Jippo McScally
May 28th, 2002, 03:17 PM
WOOHOO GO ROSIE!!!!!

Monica_Rules
May 28th, 2002, 04:33 PM
Well Done Rosie:D

Daniela Tuzdoanvz lost!:rolleyes:

Kris
May 28th, 2002, 05:25 PM
Mia-Ling, Rachel-Anne and Diana lost in first round qualies!!!

So Sabine is only German in maindraw :eek: :sad:

jd4eva
May 28th, 2002, 09:25 PM
http://jellyworld.freewebspace.com/frenchopen2001gallery/fo17.jpg

Daniela Turundzhov:

I'm so disappointed that I lost. I should have won but my game just wasn't there, she played well. I should have been in the Main Draw, my rank is high enough. You know, I played pretty terrible, nothing you can do about that, just move on and try to improve next match. I'm looking forward to the upcoming events!

MONICATHEBEST
May 28th, 2002, 09:28 PM
MONICA'S BACK

MONICATHEBEST
May 28th, 2002, 09:52 PM
MONICA’S BACK


Special Interview with Mónica de la Cal

I: A long time without see you, welcome again, how are you??
MC: Thanks, now I am feel very good and its obvius that I am very happy because I will play Roland and its very important for me can play in Paris, and lets see whats happen.
I: Are you total recovered from your injury???
MC: Yeah; I am very good, I feel that my tennis is like before of injury, and now I am more motivate, because I know that I need play again.
I: You know that in clay you never play a lot, it will be more hard play your first
Match in last 3 month, playing in a grand slam???
MC: Yeah, of course it’s a special dare for me play here, and I only hope feel good in the court, It will be very hard because sure my rival it will be tough but you know
Its important for be can play again hard matchs .
I: During your injury, no news about you, what did you do??? Do you follow tennis?
MC: Really during these days I want forget tennis and only think in be good, and too I need a little holidays for relax , and about tennis I always be informed about news
I: What is your favourite for this year???
MC: Hummmmm, its very difficult,because there are a 4 or 5 players with many possibilities but for me, for my character, for my mentality, for me I am the favourite,
If I didn’t think that each time that I play , I never play,
I think that its very very important you must to think that you can do important things in each tournament, and of course believe in yourself, and why not ??? Its good also, don’t have pressure and that nobody think in you like a finalist or like the winner
I: What will you do in Paris during all days???
MC: When I don’t play, I will enjoy a lot, I enjoy of a magic city like Paris, that’s all.
I: Ok, thank you very much and good
MC: Thank you so much

wilson-dunlop
May 28th, 2002, 10:35 PM
Lapentti moves on to the qualifying round

Statement

''I played pretty well today. Not as good as in Madrid but a win is a win. She started the match really well, she was very consistant and I was having problems with the conditions out there. It was faster then I expected but after the first set, I adjust my game and it worked. I'm playing very well against the consistant players but I'll have to be ready to play the hard hitters!

Alek
May 29th, 2002, 03:11 AM
Qualifying Round:

Doryssia Morkovina def Irina Butyrskaya 7-6[3] 1-6 6-2

Olive Mozzarella def Syria Gonzalez 4-6 6-4 9-7

Catherine Pierce def Rosie Ribbons 7-6[4] 4-6 7-5

Nicoletta Lapentti def Caroline Mutola 3-6 6-4 7-5

Alek
May 29th, 2002, 03:15 AM
Schedule Day 1


Chatrier

Tanya Hingis vs Olive Mozzarella

Katerina Krivencheva-Molik vs Riana Zubir


Lenglen

Fleur Delacour vs Karla Herrera

Candela Sanchez-Connelly vs Adriana Gonzalez


Court 1

Natalya Dlhopolcova vs Madonika Jahfson


Court 2

Samantha Moore vs Hong Da-Jung

Ana Maria Herrera vs Elise Maurer


Court 3

Doryssia Morkovina vs Olive Mozzarella

Mateo Mathieu
May 29th, 2002, 03:43 AM
Originally posted by Alx
Qualifying Round:

Catherine Pierce def Rosie Ribbons 7-6[4] 4-6 7-5
OMG! :bounce: This is her second qualify maindraw in Pro! First qualify maindraw was Roma 2002 (two weeks ago)! :eek:

Watch out for Catherine Pierce at Roland Garros! :p

Mateo Mathieu
May 29th, 2002, 03:47 AM
Alejandro, please tell me which Qualifiers place in the maindraw :)

Scotso
May 29th, 2002, 03:48 AM
Congrats Catherine! :)

Good luck to Karla and Ana-Maria tomorrow!

spencercarlos
May 29th, 2002, 05:45 AM
Vamos Karla for tomorrow ;)

deftman
May 29th, 2002, 09:19 AM
Olive Mozzarella def Syria Gonzalez 4-6 6-4 9-7
Ok :D :bounce:

Now 2nd up ,
Court 3
Doryssia Morkovina vs Olive Mozzarella

I am nervous :o

And finally
Tanya Hingis vs Olive Mozzarella

LOL ,I think U meant Katerina Shawfink :D

Sam L
May 29th, 2002, 11:03 AM
Allez Fleur! France's biggest hope :D

wongqks
May 29th, 2002, 11:27 AM
Go Tanya

Go Hong

FLL
May 29th, 2002, 12:42 PM
Dorissya qualifies!!!!:eek:

Good job and good luck against Mazzarella

Monica_Rules
May 29th, 2002, 12:52 PM
Yeah who am i playing now ?

Alberto
May 29th, 2002, 05:18 PM
Candela poses for her fans during a Photo Sesion in Paris

http://members.tripod.com/~CARIART/jc66.jpg

wilson-dunlop
May 30th, 2002, 12:42 AM
Nicoletta Lapentti reaches the main draw following qualifying win

Statement

''That was a very close match. She is very young and got tight and erratic. I mean, she lead 5-2 in the third set and blew it by playing my game and making unforced errors. I just kept the ball in play very deep with lots of spin and she just lost it from there! My game was very good today. I lost the first set just because she played much better then me. The last two sets were very good for me. I played so well! I think in the whole match I made 14 errors, so that's very good. I don't know who I'll play in the main draw yet, but I'll be ready!!!''

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Nicoletta Lapentti hits a forehand to Caroline Mutola in the qualifying round of the French Open. Lapentti won the match 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 after trailing 2-5 in the third set.

Alek
May 30th, 2002, 02:31 AM
Karla Herrera VEN def Fleur Delacour FRA 6-4 6-4

(Last year's semifinalist is destroyed by Herrera who played a great match with only 13 UE)


Tanya Hingis USA def Katerina Shawfink USA 7-5 6-4

(Hingis was simply superior than Shawfink at 5-3 in first set Shawfink reacted to tie it 5-5 but not enough)


Hong Da-Jung KOR def Samantha Moore GBR 7-6[0] 6-4

(Moore returned finally to the play but her no play since months made her lose)


Olive Mozzarella VAT def Doryssia Morkovina BLR 4-6 6-4 8-6

(Great match between newcomers, full of quality)


Riana Shamira Zubir INA def Katerina Krivencheva-Molik POL 7-6(10) 6-7(2) 7-5

(What a match! :eek: when Riana led 7-6 4-1 seemed over but Katerina didn't want to lose in 2 sets)


Adriana Gonzalez ESP def Candela Sanchez-Connelly ESP 7-6(5) 7-5

(Fine match Gonzalez won the key points)


Ana Maria Herrera MEX def Elise Maurer BEL 6-0 7-6(4)

(Where is Elise? she seemed in other place)


Madonika Diva Jahfson USA def. Natalya Dlhopolcova SVK 6-4 6-3

(Jahfson continued with her good form and is on next round)

Alek
May 30th, 2002, 02:35 AM
Schedule Day 2

Chatrier

Jennifer Selles vs. Mazuelena Majlana

Monica Gambill vs. Nicoletta Lapentti


Lenglen

Sophia Sabatini vs. Francois L'ane

Zerene Fernandez vs. Anna Kroulikova


Court 1

Caroline Menard vs. Carmen Prado


Court 2

Anne Gambill vs. Lindsay Anne Sarile

Anabel Conde-Martinez vs. Catherine PIerce


Court 3

Maikano Yamada-Miyachi vs. Sandy Vicario

MonikaVeronikaElectronika
May 30th, 2002, 02:52 AM
MADONIKA JAHFSON - A DIVA ON THE CUTTING EDGE

http://www.frenchopen.com/images/pics/large/bv_09_004.jpg

Madonika Diva Jahfson MOR def. Natalya Dlhopolcova SVK 6-4 6-3

Miss Madonika Diva Jahfson, the most famous player on the FWTT tour, walked onto Court 1 for her opening match on Wednesday and acted as if she owned the place.

Jahfson stunned the crowd from the very beginning by her incredibly chic outfit.

"We're in Paris, and Paris is a city of couture and glamour. I am the definition of glamour, of fame, of fashion. I know how to dress baby, this isn't Daniela T. waiting for Jelena Dokic to pick out her outfits."

Jahfson displayed an amazing array of winners, and aces before destroying her oponent Natalya Dlhopolcova.

"She's so bad, it's not even worth it to go through all the trouble to pronounce her name. Kind of like with Daniela, who I believe lost in qualifying here. Her and Lindsay Anne-Sarile must be best friends now. LOL!"

Next for Jahfson is Sabine Graf, the #3 seed.

"She's had so many first round loses lately that I would just love to put her out of her misery and send her home. She's a fine example of what happens to you after you stuff yourself with cranberry sauce every night...you know what I mean, your ass just gets blowted. I've spoken to Jelena Dokic about this when she was on the tour."

When speaking about her recent doubles title with Larisa Ferrer, Jahfson rolls her eyes as if to dismiss the topic.

"I mean it was fun and all, but overall a waste of my time. Doubles is for players like Tiffani Eggert. I'm a singles kind of gal. Those bitches learned that the hard way, LOL!"

When asked who she thinks will win the French Open, Jahfson laughs off the question.

"You know my opinion on the matter, but I'll tell you one thing...it won't be Regla Torres. That bitch is more wasted than Jane Wong was after she finally won a fucking match. And speaking of Jane Wong, a big thank you to my awesome friend Ruflina for TELLING JANE MY POINTS. Did you guys actually think Jane could win a match on her own? LOLOL! She even needs Ruflina to wipe her ass for her."


often immiated, never duplicated - the one, the only....MADONIKA DIVA JAHFSON!

FLL
May 30th, 2002, 03:10 AM
Nice try Dorissya!!!

Good match Olive!!! Best of luck;)

jacs
May 30th, 2002, 03:17 AM
"Whatever, Madonika. Go Hong and everyone else on tour!"

-- Lindsay Anne Sarile

polishprodigy
May 30th, 2002, 03:25 AM
Katarina Krivencheva-Molik is disappointed to lose her match 7-6(10) 6-7(3) 7-5 after trailing 7-6 4-1. "I really thought I could win the match but Riana played well and managed to pull out with a win. However, she is a high ranked and talented player, so this was a great experience for me. I hope to do well in doubles with Natalya.

Randy H
May 30th, 2002, 03:37 AM
Dlhopolcova Falls In Slam Debut

14 year old Slovak Natalya Dlhopolcova fell in her grand slam debut at Roland Garros today, losing in straight sets to outgoing opponent Madonika Diva Jahfson. Jahfson rarely opened the doors for her inexperienced opponent who coming into the tournament, had been struggling on clay. Despite losing, the young teen was happy with the experience, and also had a reply to Jahfson's comments toward her:

"You know it's sad when a grown woman has nothing better to do with her time than trash a 14 year old girl. If that's what she wants to do, she can be my guest because her sad attempts as insulting me do not hurt me in the slightest. Obviously her words are getting old and tired, and that's why she's put on that goofy outfit to try and get a little added attention to make up for it. I had a fun time out there just laughing at that sad excuse for a fashion statement. Even I know that *matching* colours are step one to a good fashion statement, and I suggest she go back to her basic learning book to remember that one. I look forward to seeing her make a fool of herself for the rest of the week, though I don't expect to see her around too much longer anyway!"

Becool
May 30th, 2002, 04:37 AM
:o

Wally
May 30th, 2002, 05:45 AM
congrats to hong and riana!

Can't believe hong actually won a clay court match! :bounce: :o

best of luck to good friend and doubles partner lindsay in her singles tomorrow!! :)

Mateo Mathieu
May 30th, 2002, 06:52 AM
Alrighty! Let hope for Catherine win her match against Madrid champion, Anabel Conde-Martinez tomorrow! :p

Mateo Mathieu
May 30th, 2002, 08:06 AM
http://www.sanexwta.com/assets/story_image/DementievaSigns052802.jpg
Catherine Pierce signs autographs for her fans at the Sanex Booth

spencercarlos
May 30th, 2002, 08:22 AM
Karla Herrera Upsets las year`s semifinalist Fleur Delacour!!!

Q. Karla how you think you did in your Frenchopen debut?
Well it`s not easy going out on your first match against someone who is such a especialist on this court as Fleur, she was a semifinalist last year, but i don´t know i came pretty relaxed today and got breaks at the start of both sets and that gave me a lot of confidence.

Q. Now the Top seeded, how you expectations there?
Well i only expect to try out there and do my best as possible, she is the top seeded, i mean Larissa is the player to beat, i will just try my best and see what happens.

Thanks Karla good luck!!!

jd4eva
May 30th, 2002, 08:33 AM
Daniela:

Poor Madonika, anyone could have gone out there in a clown outfit.

Sam L
May 30th, 2002, 09:44 AM
Congratulations to Karla, a tough opponent like yourself is not what Fleur needed in the first round :)

Monica_Rules
May 30th, 2002, 10:19 AM
Wow Monica on the main court tomorrow:D

And Anne playing aswell:D

Monica_Rules
May 30th, 2002, 10:53 AM
MONICA GAMBILL READY FOR ROLAND GARROS

Monica Gambill is ready for her debut in Roland Garros today against Nicolletta Lapenti on the main court later on today.
'I'll be going into the math confident i played her last week and beat her so hopefully i can do it again.The key to beating her is staying aggressive but you have to wait for your oppertuinities in rallies to hit a winner past her.She plays brilliant shots all the time and sometimes she drives me crazy with her play.It might be possible for me to play awful against her and loose 0 and 0!But i no what to do now.'

deftman
May 30th, 2002, 12:07 PM
Tanya Hingis USA def Katerina Shawfink USA 7-5 6-4

(Hingis was simply superior than Shawfink at 5-3 in first set Shawfink reacted to tie it 5-5 but not enough)

Wd Girl :D Proud of you :D

Good Luck against Bryanne in the next round :o.
You had beaten her at AO semifinals in straight sets ,let's see where you'll stand this time :o

Olive Mozzarella VAT def Doryssia Morkovina BLR 4-6 6-4 8-6

(Great match between newcomers, full of quality)

:o The 3rd victory in a row in this tournie ,and notice the scores have been almost the same.
4-6 ,6-4 ,8-6
4-6 ,6-4 ,9-7
and 4-6 ,6-4 ,8-6

Anyways ,you face Miss Van Haak next :o
Wish you luck ,against her :)

Mateo Mathieu
May 30th, 2002, 04:09 PM
Bryanne Applegate will revenge Tanya Hingis! :fiery: LOL!

Alberto
May 30th, 2002, 04:45 PM
Candela Sánchez Connelly :( :o

FLL
May 31st, 2002, 02:16 AM
Will there be live-scores for center court during the tournament???

Alek
May 31st, 2002, 02:31 AM
Anabel Conde-Martinez ESP def. Catherine Pierce AUS 7-6(0) 6-4

(Conde-Martinez seems unstopable, after winning Madrid she wins also her R1 wd)


Zerene Fernandez MEX def. Anna Kroulikova 4-6 7-6(0) 6-4

(Fernandez saves 2 break points for a 4-6 5-6 and finally wins match)


Mazuelena Majlana BUL def. Jennifer Selles USA 6-4 4-6 8-6

(Selles still to win her first singles match since her return)


Nicoletta Lapentti ECU def. Monica Gambill GBR 4-6 7-6(6) 7-5

(Gambill started in form with a 6-4 5-4 but Lapentti reacted)


Caroline Menard BRA def. Carmen Prado ESP 6-1 7-6(3)

(Menard continues winning those matches she should win, good improvement for Caroline)


Anne Gambill GBR def. Lindsay Anne Sarile PHI 6-4 3-6 8-6

(Sarile played well but newcomer Gambill was too consistent for her)


Maikano Yamada-Miyachi JPN def. Sandy Vicario ESP 7-6(5) 2-6 6-2

(Sandy Vicario's inconsistency was the key)


Sophia Sabatini GBR def. Francois L'ane FRA 6-3 6-1

(L'ane loses again in her comeback, she did her best but Sophia was much better)

Alek
May 31st, 2002, 02:39 AM
Schedule Day 3

Chatrier

Riana Zubir vs Regla Torres

Jane Wong vs Adriana Gonzalez

Delacour/Mozzarella vs Da-Jung/Sarile


Lenglen

Tanya Hingis vs Bryanne Applegate

Brenda Van Haak vs Olive Mozzarella

K. Herrera/Sanchez-Connelly vs Butyrskaya/Morkovina


Court 1

Larisa Ferrer vs Karla Herrera

not before 3pm

M. Conde-Martinez/S. Gonzalez vs Hingis/Noventz


Court 2

Gisele Noventz vs Hong Da-Jung

Madonika Diva Jahfson vs Sabine Graf

Pierce/Mutola vs A. Conde-Martinez/A. Gonzalez


Court 3

Gianna Adrianna Dulko vs Ana Maria Herrera

Kroulikova/Liashenko vs Menard/Yamada-Miyachi


Court 4

Sabatini/Ribbons vs Miele/Paterson

jacs
May 31st, 2002, 02:43 AM
Anne Gambill GBR def. Lindsay Anne Sarile PHI 6-4 3-6 8-6


i told you that if im going down, im going down witha fight! well done anne!

CB
May 31st, 2002, 03:11 AM
http://www.linakrasnoroutskaya.net/image/image_pic/2001/roland_garros/01_french_open_june3_08.jpg
Menard breezes past Prado in first round

Brazilian #2 Caroline Menard upset Spaniard Carmen Prado 7-6(2) 6-1 in the first round of the French Open Championships.

Menard is still finding her form back to the top. A former Top 20 player, Menard quit the tour for two months after a tough ankle injury where she torn 4 ligaments.

Becool
May 31st, 2002, 03:13 AM
Well I'm expecting an upset on court 2 tomorrow... :rolleyes:

Mateo Mathieu
May 31st, 2002, 03:48 AM
A huge disappointed from Catherine Pierce :( but she will revenge Anabel Conde-Martinez in Doubles tomorrow! :p

Mateo Mathieu
May 31st, 2002, 03:53 AM
http://www.sanexwta.com/assets/story_image/CapriatiSigns052902.jpg

Bryanne Applegate signs autographs for her fans at the Sanex Booth.

She will play her compatriot, Tanya Hingis tomorrow at Suzanne Lenglen Court

Scotso
May 31st, 2002, 04:19 AM
Zerene Fernandez def. Anna Kroulikova 4-6 7-6(0) 6-4

Interview with Zerene Fernandez


Q. How did you feel when you were down 4-5 5*-5 facing two break points and possibly being knocked out?
ZF: Well, I just tried to focus. I mean, I don't even like to consider the possibility that I would lose, no matter how far down I am. I think I win a lot of matches with pure guts. I just really tried to get in my first serve flat and deep, and just go for my shots. Anna is a really good player and a good friend, so I feel bad for her but I'm happy to get through this match.

Q. Next up, Anjelica de la Courtiere. How do you feel about playing her here?
ZF: Anjie is my best friend on the tour and also my mentor. She's taught me a lot about the tennis on clay, and helped me become a good doubles player as well. Obviously she's the favorite, but I just have to go out there and play my game. It will be difficult to play against her, and I'm sure the crowd will be behind her, they love her here in France still.

Q. Are you entered in the doubles? Mixed?
ZF: Yes, I'll play doubles here with Ana-Maria Herrera, and mixed doubles with Hugo Armando.

Q. Thanks, Zerene.
ZF: No problem!

deftman
May 31st, 2002, 11:17 AM
Bryanne Applegate will revenge Tanya Hingis! LOL!
Hmmm let's wait and see what happens ;)
Like Lindsay ,Tanya wont go down without a fight ;)

anabel
May 31st, 2002, 12:07 PM
:bounce:

Monica_Rules
May 31st, 2002, 01:36 PM
MONICA GAMBILL OUT!

Monica Gambill is out of the french opne after an epic 3 hour marathon match with Nicoletta Lapentti which Gambill lost 4-6 7-6 7-5.Gambill led 6-4 5-4 and had match points in the next game aswell as in the second set tiebreak but failed to win on any of them.She was down 0-4 in the third set and battled back to lead 5-4 but lost the final set 7-5.
'It was such a battle!I'm really dissapointed that i lost as i lost a similar kind of match in Australia.But i could not finish the points Nicoletta just got every singles ball back mainly from 6-4 5-4 she hit some wondeful defensive shots and mixed up the play it got me really frustrated and i made errors which is why i was down 4-0 but then i just the ball the hardest i could and everything came off as a winner but she stuck to her gameplan and won.She played amazing and has a great game for clay she is sure one to watch out for in this tournament'

Asked about her younger sisters win

'Well Anne seems to play well in the grandslams she won 3 matches in Austrailia in the pros and was runner up 14-12 third set in the juniors and here she is again winning 8-6 in the third.i didn't see her win as i was playing at the time but i heard that she played very well.The pros better watch out for her cos she is ready to make a big impact'

Asked about what she intended to do now

'Well i'm playing doubles with Anne here and Mixed with my coach Myfyr Owen Rhun, after i'm out of them or have won i will be going to Birmingham to practice for grass'

Jippo McScally
May 31st, 2002, 03:27 PM
SOPHIA SABATINI THROUGH TO ROUND TWO
15 year old Sophia Sabatini beat France's Francois L'ane 6-3 6-1 in the 1st round of the French Open. Sabatini, playing in her 1st senior French Open played an agressive and tactical match against a nervous L'ane. The brit, who qualified in Hamburg and reached the second round of Berlin always looked in control.

I'm really happy. To win a match here is good for me, espesially after my horrible start to the year

Sabatini, a semi finalist in the juniors last year, has very happy memories here.

This is where I won my 1st singles match on the tour, and reached the semi's. I was very happy with the way I played today and I felt very confident. I've played and beatn L'ane twice and It felt good to win here

She now plays second seed Ruflina Taliamanosoko.

It will be a tough match. I've played her twice this year, both on clay and lost in 3 sets both times, but I will play my best and see what happens.

http://www.fortunecity.com/olympia/boardman/932/schnyder/patty2000pict26.JPG

Sabatini after beating L'Ane

wilson-dunlop
May 31st, 2002, 11:37 PM
OMG:eek: :eek: :eek:

Nicoletta is so happy about her win against Monica Gambill. It was so close! Thanks Monica for the kind words about my game and best of luck to you in the doubles and mixed!

Finally a day off for Nicoletta! She needs a little rest for sure:rolleyes:

Good luck against Eva!

Alek
Jun 1st, 2002, 03:20 AM
Day 5 Results

Chatrier

Regla Torres def Riana Zubir 3-6 6-4 7-5

Adriana Gonzalez lds Jane Wong 1-6 7-5 4-0 susp

Delacour/Mozzarella vs Da-Jung/Sarile susp


Lenglen

Tanya Hingis def Bryanne Applegate 7-6(2) 5-7 8-6

Brenda Van Haak vs Olive Mozzarella susp

K. Herrera/Sanchez-Connelly vs Butyrskaya/Morkovina susp


Court 1

Larisa Ferrer def Karla Herrera 7-6(1) 1-6 6-0

not before 3pm

M. Conde-Martinez/S. Gonzalez vs Hingis/Noventz susp


Court 2

Hong Da-Jung def Gisele Noventz 3-6 6-4 9-7

Sabine Graf lds Madonika Diva Jahfson 6-4 1-6 3-0 susp

Pierce/Mutola vs A. Conde-Martinez/A. Gonzalez susp


Court 3

Gianna Adrianna Dulko def Ana Maria Herrera 7-6(4) 7-6(3)

Kroulikova/Liashenko vs Menard/Yamada-Miyachi susp


Court 4

Sabatini/Ribbons vs Miele/Paterson susp

Alek
Jun 1st, 2002, 03:28 AM
Schedule 6

Chatrier

Tiffani Eggert vs Caroline Menard

To finish: Adriana Gonzalez lds Jane Wong 1-6 7-5 4-0

Sophia Sabatini vs Ruflina Taliamanosoko

Turundzhov/Van Haak vs. Dlhopolcova/Krivencheva-Molik


Lenglen

Brenda Van Haak vs Olive Mozzarella

To finish: Sabine Graf lds Madonika Diva Jahfson 6-4 1-6 3-0

Monica de la Cal vs Maikano Yamada-Miyachi

Delacour/Mozzarella vs Da-Jung/Sarile


Court 1

K. Herrera/Sanchez-Connelly vs Butyrskaya/Morkovina

Anne Gambill vs. Larissa Liashenko

M. Conde-Martinez/S. Gonzalez vs Hingis/Noventz

Nicoletta Lapentti vs. Eva Sorrenta


Court 2

Paula Masterton vs. Mazuelena Majlana

Pierce/Mutola vs A. Conde-Martinez/A. Gonzalez

Marteena Huubere vs. Anabel Conde-Martinez

Sabatini/Ribbons vs Miele/Paterson


Court 3

Kroulikova/Liashenko vs Menard/Yamada-Miyachi

Zerene Fernandez vs. Anjelica de la Courtiere


Court 4

Not before 3pm

Gambill/Gambill vs. Graf/Selles


TBA

Keller/M. Wong vs. Mahler/Fleischmann

Fernandez/Herrera vs. Lapentti/Jahfson

FLL
Jun 1st, 2002, 03:35 AM
Damm rain;)

Becool
Jun 1st, 2002, 03:38 AM
Hong Da-Jung def Gisele Noventz 3-6 6-4 9-7
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

CB
Jun 1st, 2002, 03:49 AM
Menard to play at Philippe Chartrier :D:D:D

Go Carol!

Gisele :sad:

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 1st, 2002, 03:51 AM
Originally posted by Alx
Day 5 Results

Tanya Hingis def Bryanne Applegate 7-6(2) 5-7 8-6

Pierce/Mutola vs A. Conde-Martinez/A. Gonzalez susp
"Gosh! I can't believe that I wasted three match points! Why I can't win the match?! WHY?!" - Bryanne Applegate :fiery:

"Gee... I hate raining!" - Catherine Pierce :rolleyes:

MonikaVeronikaElectronika
Jun 1st, 2002, 04:25 AM
JAHFSON PULLS OUT OF FRENCH OPEN

Madonika Diva Jahfson pulled out of the 2002 French Open on Friday. While play was suspended in the middle of the third set of her second round match, Jahfson looked to be in good spirits but shocked the press.

"I have prior engagements. I thought we would finish the match today but we didn't so I see no further reason for me to be here since I have other things to do."

Jahfson would not specify what "other things" she had to do, but it is rumored that she may be preparing another controversial and pornographic scandal.

Jahfson is not playing any Wimbledon warm ups and is doubtful to compete at Wimbledon.

"I'm not sure I will be making it to Wimbledon this year. I have a few other things in mind that will piss more people off."

Jahfson said very little of her oponent Sabine Graf.
"She is a pathetic sow. She came out in a patato sack, literally. Somebody rescue that girl before she becomes fashion roadkill."

"A player of her standards has no chance at beating me. I am sorry I can not finish my match and destroy her."

When asked about a recent poll on whether she should be banned from the tour, in which FWTT players voted, Jahfson had this to say,

"I cast my vote, and it was a yes! They don't realize that the more controversy they give me, the more middle fingers I'll put up. And I just stuck one up Lindsay Anne-Sarile's ass. So sit down bitch, and don't get loud since your rank is still stank."

wilson-dunlop
Jun 1st, 2002, 04:44 AM
Lapentti in the second round after thriller win

Interview

Q: Nicoletta, a great win for you considering you lost to her last week?

A: Yes, I lost to Monica last week but the conditions out there were different. I think the court were much faster and that was to her advantage I think! Today, the court were slower and that helped me. I'm very satisfied with that win.

Q: How did you play her?

A: Didn't you see the match?(laughs) Well, I think to be sucessful against her, you have to be very patient. Keep the ball in play as long as you can. Since she has two hands on both sides, I tried to keep the ball very low or very high. In the first set, she just was very consistant with her power shots, but at 6-4 / 5-4, she got tight and played some loose points. I took advantage of it.

Q: You play Sorrenta next. Have you ever played her before? Do you think you have chance?

A: I never played her before and yes, I have a chance to beat her. On any given day, anyone can beat anyone. The level of play here in the FWTT is very good. It should be a great match for sure!

Q: Thanks Nicoletta.

A: No problem!

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Nicoletta Lapentti of Ecuador returns a shot to Monica Gambill of Great Britain in the first round of the French Open. Lapentti prevaled after 3 hours by 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-5.

Wally
Jun 1st, 2002, 05:14 AM
:eek: @ hong's win!!!

:bounce: well done hong!!!!!!! this si unbelieveable! i thought she had no chance! :O

thanks gisele for a close match!!!

keep goin hong! :kiss:

Sam L
Jun 1st, 2002, 07:54 AM
No. 6 seed Regla Torres is relieved to have won her second round match against a very talented Riana. She said "Last time we played she had so many opportunities to take the second set which she didn't, this time she made sure she came out firing, I was lucky to have been able to stick with her the whole match"

She will play either compatriot Adriana Gonzalez or defending champion Jane Wong in her next match. "Whoever it is it will be tough, but with their match delayed it's a good thing for me cause I can rest and see how both are playing to come up with a strategy for next round", said Torres.

Monica_Rules
Jun 1st, 2002, 10:22 AM
The only reason Madonika pulled out was because she knew shes gonna loose to graf which would be quite pathetic considering shes won like 1 clay court match this year:rolleyes:

jacs
Jun 1st, 2002, 06:32 PM
:rolleyes: @ madonika

polishprodigy
Jun 2nd, 2002, 02:35 AM
Gianna Adrianna Dulko is thrilled to reach the third round of a grand slam, her best performance in a GS ever!!!! :o :D :o

Alek
Jun 2nd, 2002, 02:48 AM
Results Day 6

Chatrier

Tiffani Eggert def. Caroline Menard 7-6(9) 6-7(5) 12-10

Adriana Gonzalez def. Jane Wong 1-6 7-5 6-4

Ruflina Taliamanosoko def. Sophia Sabatini 6-4 0-6 6-3

Dlhopolcova/Krivencheva-Molik def. Turundzhov/Van Haak 2-6 6-2 9-7


Lenglen

Brenda Van Haak def. Olive Mozzarella 7-5 7-5

Sabine Graf frg. Madonika Diva Jahfson 6-4 1-6 3-0 ret

Maikano Yamada-Miyachi def. Monica de la Cal 7-5 6-7(0) 9-7

Da-Jung/Sarile def. Delacour/Mozzarella 7-6[3] 7-6[3]


Court 1

Butyrskaya/Morkovina def. K. Herrera/Sanchez-Connelly 6-4 6-4

Anne Gambill def. Larissa Liashenko 7-5 6-4

Hingis/Noventz def. M. Conde-Martinez/S. Gonzalez 5-7 7-5 9-7

Eva Sorrenta def. Nicoletta Lapentti 7-5 1-6 6-3


Court 2

Paula Masterton def. Mazuelena Majlana 6-4 2-6 9-7

Pierce/Mutola def. A. Conde-Martinez/A. Gonzalez 0-6 6-2 7-5

Marteena Huubere def. Anabel Conde-Martinez 6-2 0-6 7-5

Sabatini/Ribbons def. Miele/Paterson 4-6 6-4 6-4


Court 3

Kroulikova/Liashenko def. Menard/Yamada-Miyachi 2-6 6-1 8-6

Anjelica de la Courtiere def. Zerene Fernandez 6-3 7-5


Court 4

Not before 3pm

Gambill/Gambill vs. Graf/Selles susp


TBA

Fernandez/Herrera def. Lapentti/Jahfson 7-5 3-6 6-4


Keller/M. Wong vs. Mahler/Fleischmann susp.

FLL
Jun 2nd, 2002, 03:39 AM
Larissa Liashenko crashes in horror show

Reutuers

The 2002 claycourt season has been a real struggle for Larissa Liashenko. In a match, in which she was the clear favourite, Liashenko commited 64 unforced errors before losing to quite unknown Anne Gambill. The 2001 Junior French Open winner never looked confortable on the slow red clay, while her young teen opponent kept the ball in play patiently waiting for the errors which came pretty often.

Liashenko's match stats

% of 1st serve in: 43%
% of 1st serve points won: 61%
% of 2nd serve points won: 41%
Aces: 3
Double faults: 1
Winners(including service): 12
Unforced errors: 64
Net approach: 2/13 = 13%
Fastest serve(KM): 173 KM
Average 1st serve speed(KM): 164 KM
Average 2nd serve speed(KM): 149 KM

http://www.**********************/hantuchova/200116131.jpg
Larissa Liashenko reacts after losing a point to Anne Gambill

Liashenko's post match comments

Well, it's very dissapointing losing again in the first round especially here in Paris where I had success before, winning the 2001 juniors and the 2002 Open Gaz the France. I played quite horrible today, but what can I do. She played well and intelligently. I'm still in the doubles with Anna and in the mixed doubles with my brother Alexei. I'm glad the clay season is over, it was a nightmare. I'll try to leave it behind and get ready for Wimbledon.

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 2nd, 2002, 04:11 AM
http://www.rolandgarros.org/images/pics/large/bh_11_007.jpg

Catherine Pierce during her Doubles match with Caroline Mutola

Scotso
Jun 2nd, 2002, 04:27 AM
Anjelica de la Courtiere def. Zerene Fernandez 6-3 7-5

Interview with Anjelica de la Courtiere

Q. How did it feel, your first match back at Roland Garros?
DLC: It was great. I'm very happy to be back here again.

Q. It was an amazing match, very high quality. You simply outplayed your younger opponent. Also, the crowd was totally on your side the entire match... did that surprise you?
DLC: Well, not really. I think the French fans like me obviously. And yes, the match was great. Zerene wasn't playing at her best, but I played very well. I'm glad to make it through to the round of 16.

Q. Thanks Anjelica, and good luck.
DLC: Thanks!

Scotso
Jun 2nd, 2002, 04:31 AM
Zerene is happy to have made it to the second round here, and happy that she won her doubles match with Ana-Maria :)

Becool
Jun 2nd, 2002, 04:42 AM
Gisele and Tanya wins

The doubles team formed by Tanya Hingis of United States and Gisele Noventz of Brazil has began their course forward the championship on the second grand slam of the season.

Today the team won the spanish team formed of young player Syria Gonzalez and Marta Maria Condez Martinez in three tough sets 5-7 7-5 9-7.

``I tried my best at singles, but I just couldn't handle Hong. She played too much´´ said Noventz about her loss to Hong da Jung yesterday on singles.

``Tanya is still alive on singles. I'm cheering for her. I guess we're gonna do a good job here´´ said her.

Noventz and Hingis have won Goldcoast and Rome together this year. Hingis also won Madrid and Berlin. Noventz won Antwerp with Carmem Prado of Spain.

Becool
Jun 2nd, 2002, 04:48 AM
http://www.sports.com/tennis/pictures/MDF87289.jpg
Gisele Noventz of Brazil returns the ball to Hong da Jung of Korea on day 5 of Roland Garros in Paris. Da Jung defeated the 15th seed after saving a match point on third set 3-6 6-4 9-7

jacs
Jun 2nd, 2002, 05:29 AM
go da-jung and sarile!

Monica_Rules
Jun 2nd, 2002, 09:38 AM
ANNE GAMBILL SWIPES LIASHENKO ASIDE!

Anne Gambill today defeated Larisa Liashenko 7-5 6-4.It wasn't a pretty match were Liashenko committed many errors but Anne was steady hitting 15 winners and only 13 unforced errors.
'She claims i was just hitting the ball in court waiting for errors,was she playing the same match i played my useual game of hitting the ball hard and going for winners.She did play bad but i played well.Anyway i'm the one in the third round nor her!'

anabel
Jun 2nd, 2002, 01:13 PM
What a disaster :(

Alek
Jun 3rd, 2002, 03:19 AM
Singles Third Round:

Larisa Ferrer GBR def Tanya Hingis USA 6-4 5-7 10-8

Brenda Van Haak BEL def Hong Da-Jung KOR 6-4 7-6(0)

Regla Torres ESP def Adriana Gonzalez ESP 7-6(3) 3-6 6-2

Gianna Adrianna Dulko POL def Sabine GRAF GER 7-6(5) 7-6(0)


Doubles 1st Round:

Gambill/Gambill def Graf/Selles 6-2 7-5

Mahler/Fleischmann def Keller/Wong 6-2 7-6(2)

correction: Da-Jung/Sarile beat Mozzarella/Delacour 6-3 6-4


Doubles 2r

de la Courtiere/Zorrenta def Liashenko/Kroulikova 6-1 1-6 7-5

Pierce/Mutola def Eggert/Masterton 0-6 6-3 6-3

Butyrskaya/Morkovina def Sabatini/Ribbons 6-4 4-6 9-7

Hingis/Noventz def Applegate/Zubir 6-3 3-6 10-8


MIX R1 Tomorrow. Surbiton starts thursday

Scotso
Jun 3rd, 2002, 04:04 AM
de la Courtiere/Sorrenta def Liashenko/Kroulikova 6-1 1-6 7-5

"I'm very pleased with this victory," said de la Courtiere. "It was a really tough match, and Eva and I are so thrilled to get through. We really want to do well here."

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 3rd, 2002, 06:18 AM
Originally posted by Alx
Pierce/Mutola def Eggert/Masterton 0-6 6-3 6-3

Hingis/Noventz def Applegate/Zubir 6-3 3-6 10-8
OMG! :eek: Catherine Pierce reached QF at Doubles again! :D She made QF last year at here in Pro! :p

Bryanne Applegate :sad: It was so close!! Don't worry, Riana, we will next week at Birmingham and Wimbledon because grass is our favorite surface! :D

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 3rd, 2002, 06:20 AM
BTW - Caroline Mutola :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: LOL!

Scotso
Jun 3rd, 2002, 09:42 AM
http://www.chesco.com/~nvayn/tennis/dechy/pics/rolgar/fo01_5.jpg

Anjelica de la Courtiere argues with the umpire in the second set of her doubles match with Eva Sorrenta. de la Courtiere/Sorrenta won the match 6-1 1-6 7-5.

Monica_Rules
Jun 3rd, 2002, 10:05 AM
Yeah Gambill/Gambill through to second round:D

Monica_Rules
Jun 3rd, 2002, 11:00 AM
GAMBILL SISTERS SET UP CLASH WITH TALAMANASOKO/WONG!

Monica and Anne Gambill today easily won there first round doubles match in Roland Garros with a 6-2 7-5 win over Graf/Selles.The reacheds the quarter finals at the austrailian open will face the seeded pair of Talamanasoko/Wong who they beat in austrailia.
'It'll be good to play them again it was a great fun match last time we played and of course we will want the same result'

Kris
Jun 3rd, 2002, 04:12 PM
Congrats Gianna!!!

Congrats Gambills!!

Gooo Diana and Rachel-Anne!!

Monica_Rules
Jun 3rd, 2002, 04:49 PM
Thank you Sabine:D

polishprodigy
Jun 3rd, 2002, 09:02 PM
YEAH! Gianna Adrianna DUlko defies others by reaching her first quarter-final appearance in a grand slam! :D She defeated top 5 player Sabine Graf in the 3rd round! :D :eek: :D

Monica_Rules
Jun 3rd, 2002, 11:08 PM
Wow big win for Gianna well done:D

polishprodigy
Jun 4th, 2002, 02:25 AM
Thanks Monica Gambill! :D

Gianna Adrianna Dulko postponed her wedding to long time boyfriend Jan-Marc Dombrowski, till after the French Open. She will have it on SUnday, June 7th, 2002. "As I am in the quarters, I must prepare for my future matches. I did not expect to get this far, so I am extremely pleased yet disappointed that I am not able to have my wedding. Jan-Marc has been very supportive of my decision, as have my family and friends, and I cannot wait till the 7th. Let's hope I can win this title for my beloved Jan-Marc. :) Also, with Poland playing in the world cup for the first time since 1986, I am eagerly awaiting their matches! ;) "

FLL
Jun 4th, 2002, 02:52 AM
Butyrskaya/Morkovina in the 1/4 finals:eek: :bounce: :eek:

Way to go girls!!! Make history by winning the whole thing as a team with a combined age of 25:eek:

FLL
Jun 4th, 2002, 02:58 AM
Alx...

To play in Surbiton, do you have to be done at the french? I'd like to play but I'm still playing here in mixed...:confused:

Alek
Jun 4th, 2002, 03:15 AM
Singles 3r

Anjelica de la Courtiere CAN def Marteena Huubere AUS 7-6[12] 6-4

Eva Sorrenta CAN def Paula Masterton GBR 7-6[3] 7-5

Anne Gambill GBR def Tiffani Eggert BEL 4-6 7-5 8-6

Ruflina Taliamanosoko BOT def Maikano Yamada-Miyachi THA 7-6[1] 7-6[5]


Doubles 2r

Taliamanosoko/Wong def. Gambill/Gambill 6-3 3-6 7-5

Da-Jung/Sarile def. Mahler/Fleischmann 7-5 5-7 8-6

Fernandez/Herrera def. Dulko/Torres 6-2 1-6 8-6

Ferrer/Huubere def. Dlhpolcova/Krivencheva-Molik 7-5 4-6 8-6


Mix Doubles R1

Gonzalez/Ferrero def. De Armas/Herrera 6-4 1-6 6-4

Herrera/Echagaray def. Delacour/Christenson 7-5 7-5

Mutola/Pupotolope def. Conde-Martinez/Ituarte 7-5 6-4

Conde-Martinez/Affleck def. Wong/Wong 2-6 7-5 7-5

Lapentti/Lapentti def. Dlko/Dromowski 3-6 7-6[4] 6-3

Miele/Garatti def. Jahfson/Ritchie 7-6[0] 1-6 6-2

Sabatini/Thomas def. Selles/Prache 7-6[4] 4-6 6-3

jacs
Jun 4th, 2002, 04:52 AM
come on da-jung and sarile!

Scotso
Jun 4th, 2002, 05:09 AM
Anjelica de la Courtiere CAN def Marteena Huubere AUS 7-6[12] 6-4

Interview with Anjelica de la Courtiere

Q. Very close match. Only one break of serve throughout the entire encounter. What kept you so calm in the first set tiebreak?
DLC: I'm not sure really. I quess I was thinking back to our previous meetings and seeing that she hasn't broken my serve in a long time. I was pretty sure that even if I lost the tiebreak I could win the match. I just played my shots... at 12-12 she threw in a double fault, and then the next point I served and volleyed which really threw her off, forcing the error. We held serve then until 5-4* and I broke to take the match. The crowd was also a big factor. They've never been so behind me.

Q. Is it a surprise to you that they still love you here in Paris?
DLC: Not really, they understand my reasons for playing for Canada. The tennis federation here is in shambles. Hopefully it will be repaired soon. There is such talent here in France.

Q. Your doubles partner, Eva Sorrenta in the quarters. How do you feel about this match?
DLC: I think since it's on clay I'll have the advantage. I'm not looking forward to it.

Q. Looking forward to the doubles match?
DLC: I really want to do well in the doubles. I'm very nervous. I just, I have played so well over the past year and I feel I deserve the #1 ranking. Even if it's only for a week. Eva is there now, and if I stay ahead of Ferrer I'll be #1 after Wimbledon. I just think.... well, I'll be very disappointed if I don't get there. I mean, it's not the most important thing, obviously winning the slams is. But it would be nice. Nice to know that over the past year, I was the best in the world at something.

Q. Thanks Anjelica, and good luck!
DLC: Thank you!

Scotso
Jun 4th, 2002, 05:19 AM
Fernandez/Herrera def. Dulko/Torres 6-2 1-6 8-6

Zerene is very thrilled to continue her amazing doubles play of late. She is proud of how she and her partner, Ana-Maria have played here so far and hopes that they continue their good run by beating Ferrer/Huubere.

martinafan
Jun 4th, 2002, 06:13 AM
Marteena congratulates Anjelica on her win:

"The match was sooo tough, I had some opportunities to take the first set, having 4 set points in the tiebreaker, but she was too good on those points. Come the 2nd set, and I was starting to feel a little tired, but she played better than me and stayed stronger both physically and mentally. I was hoping to do well here, but that's what happens i suppose. Now i have to concentrate on doubles and mixed before moving to the grass for Birmingham next week."

Monica_Rules
Jun 4th, 2002, 10:11 AM
ANNE GAMBILL INTO THE QUARTER FINALS

Anne Gambill is through to the quarter finals of Roland Garros after a hard fought 4-6 7-5 8-6 win over Tiffani Eggert.It was yet another shock win for the 13 year old who defeated Larissa Liashenko in the previous round.
'I think this win proves that beating Larisa was no fluke i fought really hard today and played my useual aggressive game.I can't believe that i am in the quarter finals of Roland Garros its such a dream for me'

But it was bad news in the doubles as Anne and her sister Monica lost 7-5 in the third to a team they had previously beat.

'We are dissapointed to have lost but hell i was tired after playing an 8-6 in the third singles i thought we did well to get 7-5 in the third'

anabel
Jun 4th, 2002, 12:01 PM
Yay for Conde & Affleck :kiss:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 4th, 2002, 12:37 PM
Taliamanosoko in singles and doubles quarterfinals

Ruflina Taliamanosoko edged out the young Maikano Yamada-Miyachi in 2 tough tiebreak sets today to advance to her 2nd consecutive Roland Garros quarterfinal. After making the finals here last year, Ruflina spoke of concern about performing well, but she has shone that she is ready to step up to the plate and do what it takes to win.

After Jane Wong's most disappointing loss ever in the first round, she had to be consoled by Ruflina. In the doubles, they advanced to the quarterfinals with a three set win over the Gambill sisters.

I was so nervous coming in, so to make the quarterfinals, I am already at ease. I felt badly for Jane as she had championship points to defend but lost early. I am so glad that the doubles can perhaps create some solace for her, though it will never replace singles. Who knows....maybe we can win the entire tournament.

The other young Botswanian, Caroline Mutola, lost early in qualifying, but is showing her doubles prowess. She, along with Catherine Pierce, are in the Roland Garros quarterfinals. In addition, she is playing with the male Botswanian junior, Agbani Pupotolope in mixed doubles where they advanced to the round of 32. It was a straight set win over Maria Conde-Martinez, and the tour director, Alejandro Ituarte.

Sam L
Jun 4th, 2002, 01:22 PM
Battle of the doubles partners!

Two weeks ago in Rome, Gianna Adriana Dulko ended her doubles partner Regla Torres' 15 match winning streak by beating her 1-6 7-6 6-2 in the semi-finals. Tomorrow, they will face each other again in the Roland Garros quarter-finals.

Both have played well to get to to the quarters. Dulko defeated talented junior Ana-Maria Herrera 7-6 7-6 and reigning Wimbledon champ Sabine Graf 7-6 7-6. However, Torres has struggled in her early rounds.

She struggled past Riana Zubir 3-6 6-4 7-5, and defeated a red hot Adriana Gonzalez 7-6 3-6 6-2. Both played a tense doubles match today against Fernandez/Herrera and crashed out in 3 sets. It seems both had the singles match on their minds.

Prediction: A relatively fresh Gianna Adriana Dulko will knock out one of the pre-tournament favourites in straight sets.

Sam L
Jun 4th, 2002, 01:37 PM
Rome Queen takes on the World #1!

World #1 Larisa Ferrer has won 4 claycourt tournaments this year, and is hungry for the elusive Roland Garros crown. With defending champ Jane Wong gone, her favouritism has grown. But in the quarters she faces dangerous Belgian Brenda Van Haak.

Brenda won Rome two weeks ago, although in absence of the likes of Ferrer and Graf, and has confirmed herself as a favourite for the title with good early round form. She downed a dangerous floater Olive Mozzarella 7-5 7-5, and defeated the consistent Hong Da Jung 6-4 7-6.

Ferrer, however, has struggled in her early round matches defeating talented Karla Herrera 7-6 1-6 6-0, but barely escaping from a 3rd round exit against Australian Open finalist Tanya Hingis, by winning 6-4 5-7 10-8.

Prediction: Her last round will give the world #1 a wake-up call and despite Van Haak throwing everything at her, Ferrer will see another grand slam semi with a tight 3 set victory.

paul_masterton
Jun 4th, 2002, 05:50 PM
Paula :sad:

can i play Surbiton now?

And damn Eva, i bt u early this eyar adn now uve beaten me 3 times in a row?! i HATE you :fiery: :p

lol

Well done Anne Gambill

Monica_Rules
Jun 4th, 2002, 10:38 PM
Thanx Paula!

Quite unexpected to get this far!:eek:

Alek
Jun 4th, 2002, 11:29 PM
I will try to make it the way that Mix SF, Doubles QF, Singles QF.

I mean untill that round you need not to be to play Surbiton.

But still 1 more day so I will try to make it play the most so more people can play. (doesnt matter if we finish Surbiton monday even though will be stupid)

Alek
Jun 4th, 2002, 11:32 PM
Singles Quarterfinals:

Larisa Ferrer GBR def Brenda Van Haak BEL 7-6(9) 4-6 6-3

Regla Torres ESP def Gianna Adrianna Dulko POL 3-6 7-5 6-3

Anjelica de la Courtiere CAN def Eva Sorrenta CAN 6-4 7-5

Ruflina Taliamanosoko BOT def Anne Gambill GBR 7-5 4-6 7-5


Congratulations (if you made it to singles qf you CAN NOT play surbiton even if you are out of the other 2 events)

Alek
Jun 4th, 2002, 11:35 PM
Doubles Quarterfinals:

de la Courtiere/Sorrenta def. Pierce/Mutola 1-6 6-2 12-10

Butyrskaya/Morkovina def. Hingis/Noventz 6-4 6-4

Taliamanosoko/Wong def. Da-Jung/Sarile 7-5 5-7 8-6

Ferrer/Huubere def. Fernandez/Herrera 3-6 7-6(7) 6-3

(if you played this qf and lost and are also out of the other events you can play surbiton)

(in both cases singles/doubles obviously you are in IF YOU COMMITED)

Yak
Jun 4th, 2002, 11:44 PM
Irina and Dorissya in the 1/2 finals in doubles:eek: :eek: :eek: !!!

Now they play Sorrenta/De la Courtiere, the #1 seed.

Alx, Eva/Anjie lost the first set of their 1/4 final match 6-1 but in the match against Liashenko/Kroulikova, they won it 6-1. How did they do that???

Monica_Rules
Jun 4th, 2002, 11:45 PM
ANNE GAMBILLS DREAM RUN COMES TO AN END

Anne Gambill's dream run at the French open has come to and end.The 13 year old playing only her second senior grandslam beat 2 seeds on her way to a quarter final with Ruflina Taliamanosoko.It was an epis three set quarter final with stunning play from both players and pleanty of winners
'I thought i played probably the best match of my tennis career today i threw everything at her and she came back'
In the first set Gambill lead 4-2 with stunning returning off the Tamiamanosoko second serve but the world number 2 battled to take it 7-5.In the second Gambill lead 5-2 befor the world nu,ber 2 responded but Gambill held her nere to send it into a third set.
'I felt great going into the third set i had never played so well and so intense but it was great'
In the third set Gambill was down 5-3 but she came back to 5-5 with solid groundstrokes which painted the lines.When serving at 5-6 in the third Gambill was outplayed in 4 long baseline rallies which saw the world number 2 hit 4 winners and enter the semi finals.
'I'm happy with the way i played she was just better today.My aim now is to win the Junior title anything else wont be good enough'

Monica_Rules
Jun 4th, 2002, 11:47 PM
Mixed doubles?

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 5th, 2002, 12:18 AM
And then there were four

The 2002 Roland Garros Quarterfinals took place today with each winner booking a place in the semifinals. Here we will look at what occured with todays matches.

Match #1

http://ft.sports.com/tennis/images/080101schett_a.jpg vs. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/gallery/open/06dementieva.jpg

The omnipresent FWTT #1 Larissa Ferrer of England took on the giant-killer Brenda Van Haak of Belgium.

In the first set, no breaks occured, and a tiebreaker took place, which was won on a return down the line by the Brit - 7/6(9) to Ferrer. The Belgian pressured Larissa more in the 2nd set and took it with an ace - 6/4 to Van Haak. The final set showed Larissa why she is #1 with superb volleys and serve to take the game, set, and match 7/6(9), 4/6, 6/3.

Match #2

http://www.igs.net/~bmitchell/Tennis/Fernan-m/mj16.jpg vs. http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:vIfU18zfhSAC:www.tribuneindia.com/20010531/4sports.gif

The hottest player in the world, Regla Torres, took on the one girl that has given her problems recently, Gianna Adriana Dulko. A gallant effort from the Polish girl ensued, but in the end, the Cuban born Spainard won the match 3/6, 7/5, 6/3.

Match #3

http://www.chesco.com/~nvayn/tennis/dechy/pics/rolgar/dechy.jpg vs. http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:6M-vx3fvFWUC:www.*****************/Players/RightofPassage/Countries/Canada/PelletierMarieEve/images/US-MP-002.jpg

The battle of fellow Canadians, best friends, doubles partners, and wifes took the court third. Anjie, the French born Canadian, scored the mild upset with a 6/4, 7/5 in an emotion-less match that left both players neither happy nor sad.

Match #4

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/_photos/2001-08-26-inside-venus.jpg vs. http://www.lta.org.uk/spect/plfacts/keothavong190.jpg

The final match of the day pitted the veteran, Ruflina, against the young 13 year old, Anne Gambill. Terrific serves, long baseline ralleys, incredible volleys, and even the amusing wave occured (from the crowd....not the players) during this match with the veteran edging out Anne 7/5, 4/6, 7/5.

With all the matches completed, we are now in our semifinals.


Larissa Ferrer vs. Regla Torres

Anjelica de la Courtiere vs. Ruflina Taliamanosoko

The best is yet to come! :D

Alek
Jun 5th, 2002, 12:39 AM
Mix Doubles Second Round

Sorrenta/Lareau def. Masterton/Rusedski 6-7[3] 7-6[5] 8-6
Gonzalez/Ferrero def. Noventz/Costa 7-5 3-6 7-5
Liashenko/Liashenko def. A. Herrera/Echagaray 7-6[5] 6-3
Paterson/Makin def. Applegate/Dincht 7-5 6-3

Taliamanosoko/Kimjumba def. Mahler/Eagle 7-5 7-6[4]
Kroulikova/Safinovov def. Dlhopolcova/Hrbaty 7-6[2] 6-2
Turundzhov/Haas def. Pierce/Seagill 7-6[3] 6-3
Ferrer/Lascher def. Mutola/Pulpolotope 5-7 7-5 8-6

Gonzalez/Robredo def. Huubere/Bjorkman 2-6 6-3 8-6
Keller/Elsner def. ALT Morkovina/Mirnyi 4-6 6-4 8-6
Gambill/Owen-Rhun def. Conde-Martinez/Affleck 6-3 7-6[3]
Lapentti/Lapentti def. ALT Butyrskaya/Gasquet 7-5 2-6 6-46

Graf/Agassi def. Sarile/Sanchez 6-4 1-6 6-3
Fernandez/Armando def. Eggert/Thiessen 1-6 7-6[3] 6-2
Miele/Garatti def. Sabatini/Thomas 5-7 7-6[3] 9-7
de la Courtiere/Mathieu def. Torres/Moya 6-2 7-6[3]

Alek
Jun 5th, 2002, 12:42 AM
Mix Doubles 3R

Gonzalez/Ferrero def. Sorrenta/Lareau 7-5 7-5 :eek:
Liashenko/Liashenko def. Paterson/Makin 5-7 7-5 8-6
Taliamanosoko/Kimjumba def. Kroulikova/Safinovov 3-6 7-6[3] 7-5
Turundzhov/Haas def. Ferrer/Lascher 4-6 6-4 9-7 :eek:

Elsner/Keller def. Gonzalez/Robredo 7-6[3] 2-6 6-3
Gambill/Owen-Rhun def. Lapentti/Lapentti 6-3 7-6[3]
Fernandez/Armando def. Graf/Agassi 4-6 7-5 8-6 :eek:
de la Courtiere/Mathieu def. Miele/Garatti 7-5 7-5

Alek
Jun 5th, 2002, 12:45 AM
Mix Doubles Qf

Gonzalez/Ferrero def. Liashenko/Liashenko 6-4 2-6 6-4
Taliamanosoko/Kimjumba def. Turundzhov/Haas 6-4 7-6[6]
Gambill/Owen-Rhun def. Elsner/Keller 6-4 7-6[3]
de la Courtiere/Mathieu def. Fernandez/Armando 6-2 7-6[4]


(sorry for posting all at once)

Sam L
Jun 5th, 2002, 01:03 AM
Great match Gianna! :) I was a little shocked :eek:

Oh No! Larisa is next :o

polishprodigy
Jun 5th, 2002, 01:33 AM
Gianna Adrianna DUlko is thrilled to have reached the quarter-finals of the French Open, her best performance, and only third grand slam as a pro player, playing the 2001 U.S. OPen as a junior. She lost to top 10 player and doubles partner Regla TOrres, in a close three set match. " I am thrilled with my performance here. All the best to Regla, hope she wins the tournament. ANd i wanna win in doubles too! "

Dulko is set to get married on June 7th to long-time boyfriend Jan-Marc Dombrowski.

Scotso
Jun 5th, 2002, 03:30 AM
Good Day for de la Courtiere
AP
June 4, 2002


Today Anjelica de la Courtiere of France had her most successful day in her tennis career. The young Canadian played and won three matches - giving herself semifinal births in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles at the French Open.

de la Courtiere started the day by beating her wife and doubles partner Eva Sorrenta in an anticlimatic match that had de la Courtiere dominating rallies from the baseline. Sorrenta a few times tried to change the pace of the match by coming to net, but had limited success. de la Courtiere took the match 6-4 7-5.

Next, de la Courtiere teamed up with the player she just ousted from the championships to post a doubles victory over the upstart team of Pierce/Mutola.

Even then, her day was not finished. She again took the court with mixed doubles partner Paul-Henri Mathieu, who was coming off a sad loss to Andre Agassi in the men's event. The pair recorded a win over the team of Zerene Fernandez/Hugo Armando who upset their way to the quarterfinals.

"Obviously today was hard for more reasons than one," said de la Courtiere. "In singles I had to play my wife, in mixed doubles I had to play my friend and advisee. I'm feeling so tired right now. I don't know how much steam I have left going into the next rounds. My knee is sore and today was an emotional rollercoaster. I'm happy to have played so well in this tournament, and I hope that I can stay this consistant through the rest of the year."

http://www.chesco.com/~nvayn/tennis/dechy/pics/rolgar/fo01_3.jpg

Anjelica de la Courtiere of Canada stands ready to return serve during her mixed doubles match with partner Paul-Henri Mathieu of France.

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 5th, 2002, 06:36 AM
Originally posted by Alx
Doubles Quarterfinals:

de la Courtiere/Sorrenta def. Pierce/Mutola 1-6 6-2 12-10
OMG! :eek: Carolina, I am so happy that we made QF! :) You're my best partner ever I had! :p

Monica_Rules
Jun 5th, 2002, 08:57 AM
Yeah i'm in the semis of the mixed:D

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 5th, 2002, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by Alx
Doubles Quarterfinals:

de la Courtiere/Sorrenta def. Pierce/Mutola 1-6 6-2 12-10
Mmm... Caroline Mutola and I sent excatly same points except 0.5 in the Final Set. How could we won the first set with 6-1? That makes absolutely NO sense at all! So, please double check again for the match!

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 5th, 2002, 10:59 AM
Oh, I forget add that we sent only 3 points in the First Set!

Scotso
Jun 5th, 2002, 11:06 AM
I think the actual score must be 6-1 2-6 12-10

martinafan
Jun 5th, 2002, 11:13 AM
or maybe the result is really the other way around? ;) :p :confused:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 5th, 2002, 12:39 PM
Hey Catherine.....I'm shocked we made qf as well! :D

Ruflina is in the sf in all three events! :eek: ;)

Kris
Jun 5th, 2002, 03:59 PM
Sabine is out in mixed, too...this was her worst grand slam :sad:

Becool
Jun 5th, 2002, 04:11 PM
Damn.....
Can Gisele play Surbiton???????????????????????????????

polishprodigy
Jun 6th, 2002, 02:29 AM
Darn, Dulko lost 1R in mixed doubles and 8-6 in the third in 2R women's doubles! :@ Sorry Regla! Don't worry, we will do better next time!

Alek
Jun 6th, 2002, 09:32 PM
6-1 2-6 12-10 was the score for de la couritere/zorrenta

Alek
Jun 6th, 2002, 09:33 PM
Singles Semifinals

Larisa Ferrer GBR def Regla Torres CUB 7-5 5-7 12-10

Ruflina Taliamanosoko USA def Anjelica de la Coutriere CAN 7-6(5) 4-6 6-4

Alek
Jun 6th, 2002, 09:33 PM
Doubles SF #2

Taliamanosoko/Wong USA/HKG def Ferrer/Huubere GBR/AUS 6-3 7-5

Doubles SF #1 tomorrow

Alek
Jun 6th, 2002, 09:34 PM
Mix Doubles SF #1

Gonzalez/Robredo def Taliamanosoko/Kimjumba 6-2 2-6 8-6

Tennis124
Jun 6th, 2002, 10:22 PM
Tiffani has been very quiet this French Open. However, she congratulates her friends Ruflina and Larisa on reaching the final. When was the last time #1 and #2 played in the final. Very fitting.

Also congrats to Jane and Ruflina in doubles!

Scotso
Jun 6th, 2002, 10:50 PM
Ruflina Taliamanosoko USA def Anjelica de la Courtiere CAN 7-6(5) 4-6 6-4

So close for Anjelica again. :sad: She hopes that next year maybe she can go two wins further, but she's happy with how she played in the tournament. She also hopes that she can do well still in the doubles and mixed doubles events.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 6th, 2002, 10:53 PM
Taliamanosko in singles and doubles final.....out of mixed doubles

Ruflina Taliamanosoko couldn't make it 3 for 3 today, losing in her final match with her husband, Ikumbo Kimjumba, to Syria Gonzalez and Tommy Robredo 8/6 in the 3rd set of the semifinals in mixed doubles.

An early 11 AM start saw her taking the court against Anjelica de la Courtiere of France. A good friend of Ruflina and former #1, Anjelica was firing on all cylinders to go up 3/0. Ruflina proceeded to win five games in row for a 5/3 lead. Anjie came back and pushed the set to a tiebreaker. When de la Courtiere finally hit a backhand wide on Taliamanosoko's third set point, it was 1 set to love Ruflina 7/6(5).

An early break of serve was all de la Courtiere needed for a 6/4 second set in which she only lost 2 points on serve - one on a double fault and another on a let cord.

The third and most exciting set contained brilliant ralleys, excellent serves, and severe emotions as Ruflina prevailed 7/5 to take the match 2 sets to one.

After that match, Larissa Ferrer, the world #1, took on the tour's hottest player in Regla Torres.

After a see-saw match, Larissa prevailed 7/5, 5/7, 12/10.

Then the two singles finalists (world #1 and #2) paired against each other in doubles. Ruflina with Jane Wong (best friend, and godmother of daughter #2) and Larissa with Marteena Huubere (long time tour doubles partner). It was a surprisingly quick match, with the African/Asian duo winning 6/3, 7/5.

Ruflina spoke with the press after the match

Q: A jam packed day?

A: First of all, I would just like to say this is unbelievable. I have defended all of my points in singles, which is what I was so afraid I could not do. Secondly, I am defending champion in doubles, so to make the finals here with Jane is awesome. She is in such a good mood now, after her singles loss, and is excited about playing in the final.

Q: You play Larissa again. The last time you beat her - and only time - was at the 2001 US Open Finals. You feel you have an edge?

A: (Laughter) Against Larissa? You've got to be kidding me. She is such a consistent player, you just never know. I'm going to play my best and play my game, because that is all I can do. If I win, I'm the Roland Garros Champion.....if I lose, I'm the Roland Garros runner-up. I would love to win more than anything, so I will definitely give my try.

Q: de la Courtiere a tough player?

A: The crowd was definitely on her side and her serve was just kicking today. I don't really know how I got the break in the 3rd...but I was just thankful I did. I know she wanted to do better here, but semifinals is still awesome, because I don't believe she played here last year.

Q: Ruflina, thank you, and good luck in your final matches.

A: Thanks! :)

polishprodigy
Jun 7th, 2002, 12:47 AM
Ouch, Krivencheva-Molik/Dhlopcova lost 8-6 in the third to Ferrer/Huubere! :( AND, Molik had to withdraw from mixed doubles due to preparations for Gianna Adrianna Dulko's wedding on Sunday, June 9th! :D

Alek
Jun 8th, 2002, 03:46 AM
Mix Doubles Sf #1:

Gambill/Owen-Rhun def. de la Courtiere/Mathieu 4-6 6-4 6-4

Alek
Jun 8th, 2002, 03:47 AM
Doubles Sf #1:

Butyrskaya/Morkovina def. de la Courtiere/Sorrenta 7-6[6] 6-3

Scotso
Jun 8th, 2002, 04:37 AM
Anjelica de la Courtiere:

"After crashing out in the singles my heart just wasn't in it. I apologize to my doubles partners and hope that I can do a few rounds better here next year. I'm really disappointed right now."

Monica_Rules
Jun 8th, 2002, 10:33 AM
MONICA GAMBILL INTO MIXED DOUBLES FINAL

Monica Gambill and her coach Myfyr Owen Rhun have reached the Roland Garros Mixed doubles final with a hardfought 4-6 6-4 6-4 win over de la Courtiere/Mathieu.It will be Monicas first ever grandslam final and she is very excited.
'Before here we hadn't won a match togther but now we are in the final after some great wins.I think we play well as a team as he has been my coach since september and we get on so well.I hope we can win the final but its gonna be tough'

Yak
Jun 8th, 2002, 01:25 PM
Junior duo makes history by reaching the French Open final

The 1/2 Russian and 1/2 Belarussian duo of Irina Butyrskaya and Dorissya Morkovina did what no one expected them to do! At the tender age of 13 and 12, they reached the final of the doubles at the French Open. In the 1/2 finals, they defeated the #1 seed Anjelica De la Courtiere/Eva Sorrenta in straight set to reach the final. In the final, they will face Ruflina Taliamanosoko and Jane Wong.

Alek
Jun 8th, 2002, 10:18 PM
Mix Doubles Final:

Gambill/Owen-Rhun def. Gonzalez/Ferrero 5-7 7-5 8-6

Congratulations!

Alek
Jun 8th, 2002, 10:19 PM
Doubles Final:

Taliamanosoko/Wong def. Butyrskaya/Morkovina 3-6 6-3 6-3

Alek
Jun 8th, 2002, 10:20 PM
Congratulations!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 8th, 2002, 10:25 PM
OMG, Jane and Ruflina win their 2nd Grand Slam title together.

Ruflina:

This is just unbelivably awesome to perform so well in the biggest tournament in the world and to share this moment with Jane is truly exceptional.

Jane:

This is just too good to be true. After my early exit in singles, I didn't know what to think, but this win definitely makes up a little. I am so happy with how I am playing that this gives me confidence for Wimbledon. I can't believe we won another Grand Slam.

Jane and Ruflina currently hold 2 active doubles Grand Slams.

This is Jane's 3rd Grand Slam title (2001 French singles, 2001 US Open Doubles)

This is Ruflina's 5th Grand Slam title (2001 French Doubles, 2001 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles, 2001 US Open Singles, 2001 US Open doubles).

:) :D

:) :D

Alek
Jun 8th, 2002, 10:26 PM
Singles Final

Larisa Ferrer def Ruflina Taliamanosoko 4-6 7-6(0) 6-4

Congratulations!






Slam Table

RG 2000 S Valentine def N Wunch
WM 2000 L Ferrer def S Valentine
US 2000 S Valentine def L Ferrer

AU 2001 L Ferrer def M de la Cal
RG 2001 J Wong def R Taliamanosoko
WB 2001 S Graf def R Taliamanosoko
US 2001 R Taliamanosoko def L Ferrer

AU 2002 S Valentine def T Hingis
RG 2002 L Ferrer def R Taliamanosoko

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More Titles
Selima Valentine 3 titles
Larisa Ferrer 3 titles
Ruflina Taliamanosoko 1 title
Sabine Graf 1 title
Jane Wong 1 title

More finals
Larisa Ferrer 5
Ruflina Taliamanosoko 4
Selima Valentine 4


Congratulations to all the winners and all the runner-ups

Next Grand Slam Wimbledon ;)

2000 RG Winner ------> 2000 WB Runner-Up
2000 RG Runner-Up --> Retired right after :o

2001 RG Winner ------> 2001 WB 3rd Round
2001 RG Runner-Up --> 2001 WB Runner-Up

2002 RG Winner -------> ??
2002 RG Runnere-Up --> ??

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 8th, 2002, 10:29 PM
Congratulations to Larissa for yet another title and the continued #1 that she will have forever and ever.

:sad:

Monica_Rules
Jun 8th, 2002, 10:32 PM
WOW Larisa finally wins Roland Garros:)

WELL DONE:D

Monica_Rules
Jun 8th, 2002, 10:41 PM
MONICA GAMBILL WINS FIRST GRANDSLAM TITLE

Monica Gambill won her first grandslam final today at the French Open in Roland Garros in the mixed doubles event with her coach and good friend Myfyr Owen Rhun.The pair managed to win the final 5-7 7-5 8-6 in what was a marathon 3 hours doubles match with great play both at the net and at the baseline.Monicas groundstrokes were fired from the baseline throughout with Myfyr hitting crisp volleys at the net.
'I'm just so happy that we won it was a great match we played well and in the final set we were just slightly less tense in the final few games'
Its tops off a fantastic 2 weeks for the Gambill final as younger sister Anne was a singles quater finalist and is in the final of the juniors where she still has to play that final and Monica and Anne together reached the second round in the doubles event.
'The only bad thing about here was my early loss in singles but i am happy with my play so i now go into Birmingham next week very confident'

wongqks
Jun 9th, 2002, 04:19 PM
Hi guys, I just manage to pop in using the internet, and just hope everyone having a great time.

Jane:

I am so so happy to win my double grand slam and with Ruflina is just unbelievable, we play very badly in the season and it is so nice that we rise to the occasion, I lost in second round to Adriana but I know that I can rebound, even if I am no. 50 in the world I will continue to play this wonderful game

wongqks
Jun 9th, 2002, 04:41 PM
Also Ruflina even though you lost in the singles final, I am glad you did so well, well done.

Congrats Larisa, you are the best player in the world, and I am sure you are over the moon with youjr victory

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 9th, 2002, 08:30 PM
Jane :kiss: