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LucasArg
May 27th, 2002, 10:20 PM
Today matches

1st round

Paola Suarez def. (8) Sandrine Testud 2-6 7-5 6-1:D
Clarisa Fernandez def. Lubomira Bacheva 7-5 6-1:kiss:
(31) Rita Grande def. Mariana Diaz Oliva 6-4 6-4:sad:
Rossana De Los Rios def. Greta Arn 6-3 6-4

Tomorrow matches

1st round

Milagros Sequera vs (20) Patty Schnyder
Fabiola Zuluaga vs Elena Likhovtseva

Good Luck Girls;)

Jess3781
May 28th, 2002, 10:53 AM
Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) def. Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) 6/2 6/4

LucasArg
May 28th, 2002, 01:47 PM
Poor Fabiola:sad:

slavegaiden_zero
May 29th, 2002, 01:27 AM
no creo que ninguna latina tenga oportunidad en este torneo

LucasArg
May 29th, 2002, 03:27 AM
slavegaiden zero, que mensaje positivo gracias:rolleyes: :wavey:

Paola Suarez can go far here, she can face Dechy in 3rd or Mauresmo in 4th, I am positive she can beat any of these two players, AND if she does, she is reaching QF, which is fantastic. I would also feel happy for Paola if she can defend her doubles titles.

Also, Clarisa Fernandez who is n#87 this week, is now in 2nd Round and she will face Jidkova, a match that will be tough but Clarisa can win in, if you remember Clarisa defeated in straigh sets Silvia Farina Elia this season. So she can reach the 3rd round and even dream to beat Clisjters Why not? If Aniko Kapros defeated Justine today, Clarisa can beat Venus also:p ;)

My point is to support latin american players, this is the reason of this forum and this thread, I would like you, slavegaiden zero, say something positive than the post you did.

Clarisa and Paola are after RG the best ranked women in latin america ( Rossana falls to n#3 ). WHY SHOULD NOT SUPPORT THEM? If they are playing very good this season?

Bye :wavey:

And good luck Paola and Clarisa:kiss:

Jess3781
May 29th, 2002, 01:51 PM
Patty Schnyder (SUI)[20] def. Milagros Sequera (VEN) 6/3 6/2

Y clarisa fernandez gano el primer set 6-3 y en el segundo va 3-3 asi que seria genial si Clarisa pasa a la siguiente ronda!
besos
Jess

Jess3781
May 29th, 2002, 02:10 PM
Clarisa gano 6-3 6-4

Se ve que Clarisa esta con todas las pilas puestas.
Besos
Jess

LucasArg
May 29th, 2002, 02:13 PM
Congrats Clarisa, already in 3rd round:bounce:

With this results she is climbing in the rankings:bounce:

Jess3781
May 29th, 2002, 05:27 PM
Paola Suarez (ARG) def. Maria Goloviznina (RUS) 6/4 6/4

Central
May 29th, 2002, 07:58 PM
It's being an amazing season for Clarissa.
I have to say I hadn't heard her name six months ago, but now, she seems to be playing great

Jess3781
May 29th, 2002, 08:15 PM
Clarisa enfrentara a Kim Clijsters (BEL)[4] quien le gano a Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) por 7/6(4) 7/6(7)

Besos
Jess

Jess3781
May 29th, 2002, 08:48 PM
Paola enfrentara a Nathalie Dechy (FRA)[27] quien le gano a Iveta Benesova (CZE) por 4/6 6/1 6/4

Mucha suerte para Clarisa y para Paola en sus proximos partidos!

Besos
Jess

LucasArg
May 29th, 2002, 11:15 PM
Hi Jess and Central:wavey:

Tough 3rd round for our girls.

I believe both Paola and Clarisa can win .

Nathalie Dechy is a talented player, I saw her in Fed Cup and she plays agresive and her shots search the angles forcing her oponent to run all over the court.

Kim Clijsters is of course one of the best players right now, but wathing her playing against Poutchek in 1st round and later in 2nd against Daniilidou, she is not at her best yet here.

The key for Paola is to keep those ERRORS down, she is usually a consistent player who likes to rallies, but she made terrible mistakes in the first set with Testud, and that could kept her out, We all know that didn't happen, she fought back and won that match.
I did not see her on TV today, but statics showed her serve wasn't good and her errors made her work more than normal.
IF Paola is with her serve ON and her groundstrokes gets deep ( not out), she can beat Dechy, mostly cos' Dechy's serve is not strong and Paola is a good returner.

About Clarisa, I must say this girl can surprised anyone, When she played doubles in Fed Cup with Pitu (they defeated Dechy/Loit), I was very surprised with Clarisa's serve, it is so strong, so This weapon and her hard shots can beat Kim, specially the KIM I saw today.

I forgot to mention Rossana De Los Rios, she is also in 3rd round and will face Elena Dementieva. She can make an upset here too, but Elena is confident here and she beat Svensson today very easy.
See ya:wavey:

Jess3781
May 30th, 2002, 12:29 AM
http://www.tenisla.com/fotosnotas/fernandezhomegarros.jpg

Tres latinas a tercera ronda

Las argentinas Paola Suárez y Clarisa Fernández, y la paraguaya Rossana de los Ríos pasaron con éxito la segunda ronda del Abierto de Francia. La pergaminense superó a la rusa Maria Goloviznina, la cordobesa a la croata Jelena Kostanic, mientras que la guaraní hizo lo propio con la local Anne Gaelle Sidot.


Buen día para las latinoamericanas en el Abierto de Francia, en donde las argentinas Paola Suárez y Clarisa Fernández, y la paraguaya Rossana de los Ríos, accediron a la tercera ronda del torneo.

La pergaminense, 47 del ranking de la WTA, debió sufrir un poco más de lo esperado para superar a la número 222 del mundo, la rusa Maria Goloviznina, con un doble 6-4, en una hora y 28 minutos de juego.

La mejor tenista latina del momento, finalista en Acapulco en esta temporada, no mostró el gran nivel que había desplegado en la primera ronda, en donde eliminó a la local Sandrine Testud, pero de todas maneras le alcanzó para pasar a la siguiente instancia.

Con este resultado, Suárez alcanzó por primera vez en su carrera la tercera ronda del torneo sobre polvo de ladrillo más importante del mundo.

La sudamericana ahora irá en busca de un lugar en los octavos de final del certamen, cuando se enfrente con la ganadora del encuentro que disputarán la gala Nathalie Dechy y la checa Iveta Benesova.

Otra argentina que obtuvo su pasaporte a la tercera ronda de la competencia fue Clarisa Fernández, 87 del mundo, quien no tuvo mayores inconvenientes para vencer a la croata Jelena Kostanic, en sets corridos, por 6-3 y 6-4.

La cordobesa, quien alcanzó los cuartos de final en Madrid la semana pasada, ahora podría enfrentarse con la belga Kim Clijsters, si es que la cuarta cabeza de serie elimina a la griega Eleni Daniilidou.

Por su parte, De los Ríos, 74 del escalafón mundial, superó cómodamente a la francesa Anne Gaelle Sidot, en sets corridos, por 6-3 y 6-1, en sólo 59 minutos de partido.

La guaraní, quien alcanzó los octavos de final de este certamen en 2000, ahora se verá las caras con la ganadora del encuentro que disputarán la rusa Elena Dementieva y la sueca Asa Svensson.


www.tenisla.com

Jess3781
May 30th, 2002, 12:31 AM
http://www.tenisla.com/fotosnotas/suarezgarrosint.jpg

LucasArg
May 30th, 2002, 12:38 AM
Great pics Jess:wavey:

Good luck girls:wavey:

Becool
May 30th, 2002, 05:18 AM
Clarissa has greats chaces over Kim! Clarissa actually played a solid and good match against Henin on Amelia Island! And the way Kim is playing, being streched by Poutchek into three setsm and Eleni into two tie breaks, I think if Clarissa is consistent enough she can cause an upset! VAMOS CLARISSA!

Also I really hope Paola can advance, it would be great! Vamos Paola!!!

Sorry for Zuluaga, but I'm very happy for Likhovtseva :) ( :o )

:wavey:

Becool
May 30th, 2002, 05:20 AM
ALSO MY DEAR DARLING ROSSANA :D :D :d

Jess3781
May 30th, 2002, 10:18 AM
ROLAND GARROS


Estas chicas tienen lo suyo

Suárez y Fernández, las mejores argentinas del ranking, también figuran en tercera vuelta.


PARIS. Una se sacó la espina y logró pasar a la tercera rueda de Roland Garros por primera vez en nueve participaciones. La otra ganó en el polvo de ladrillo parisino sus primeros dos partidos en un Grand Slam. Paola Suárez y Clarisa Fernández, la N° 1 y 2 argentinas, tienen asegurado un lugar entre las mejores 32.

Suárez levantó una desventaja de 4-2 en el segundo set y derrotó a la rusa Maria Goloviznina (222) por 6-4 y 6-4. Así cortó su mala racha en el torneo, donde había llegado a segunda rueda en el 95, 96, 98, 99 y 2001. Con esta victoria, quedará cerca de meterse nuevamente entre las mejores 40 (está 47). Entrenada por Daniel Pereyra, la Negra tendrá una rival complicada en Nathalie Dechy (28). El destino puso a Suárez en el camino de las tres francesas que lograron la victoria en la Copa Fed de abril. Ya bajó a Sandrine Testud (10), ahora viene Dechy y, si pasa, podría enfrentar a Amelie Mauresmo (12).

La cordobesa Fernández se sacó de encima a la croata Jelena Kostanic (73 y jugadora de la Fed de su país) por 6-3 y 6-4. Zurda, con buen saque y mucha idea en la red (hace un mes le dijo a Olé que su sueño era ganar Wimbledon), Fernández logró su segundo triunfo en un torneo grande —había perdido en la primera rueda en Wimbledon 01 y Australia 02— y mañana le tomará examen a la belga Kim Clijsters (4).

Suárez y Fernández se enfrentarán en dobles: la primera juega con la española Virginia Ruano Pascual y Clarisa, con María Emilia Salerni. En esa especialidad ayer debutó con un triunfo Laura Montalvo, en compañía de la ucraniana Elena Tatarkova.

http://www.ole.com.ar/diario/hoy/f043ch04.jpg

Becool
May 30th, 2002, 08:02 PM
I didn't understand nothing :rolleyes:

Anyway, WELDONE Paola and Clarissa :)

Rossana too :kiss:

LucasArg
May 31st, 2002, 06:03 AM
Becool, it is an article that says Paola and Clarisa are in 3rd round now. And they describe the matches they've already played.


Good Luck Paola, Clarisa and Rossana TOMORROW:wavey:

Jess3781
May 31st, 2002, 10:06 AM
Hola a todos!
Solo pasaba para contarles que Clarisa esta jugando y gano 6-4 el primer set y esta 3-0 en el segundo, yo estoy re feliz por ella y ojala que siga ganando!
Como ya saben esta jugando contra Clijsters (4)
Besos
Jess

Jess3781
May 31st, 2002, 10:22 AM
Clarisa le acaba de ganar a Clijsters por 6-4 6-0, impresionante, Clarisa esta con todas las pilas puestas, la verdad es que me tiene sorprendida, no porque no pensara que podia ganar sino porque no me imagine que le seria tan facil. Me alegro mcuhisimo por ella de que le este llendo tan bien !
Besos
Jess

Jess3781
May 31st, 2002, 11:47 AM
Gran triunfo de Clarisa Fernández en Roland Garros

La tenista argentina le ganó a la belga Kim Clijsters, cuarta jugadora del mundo, por 6-3 y 6-0. Ahora deberá enfrentar a la rusa Elena Dementieva por los octavos de final del segundo Grand Slam del año.



La tenista argentina Clarisa Fernández se clasificó hoy para los octavos de final del abierto de Roland Garros de tenis, segundo Grand Slam del año, con premios por 13 millones de dólares, tras lograr un espectacular triunfo sobre la belga Kim Clijsters, cuarta jugadora del mundo.

La cordobesa logró el mejor triunfo de su carrera al superar por 6-4 y 6-0 a Clijsters, también cuarta favorita en el abierto francés, y se medirá el domingo próximo por los octavos de final con la rusa Elena Dementieva, decimotercera cabeza de serie, quien venció hoy a la paraguaya Rossana De los Ríos por 6-3 y 6-0.

La argentina estuvo precisa con su servicio (tuvo un 68 por ciento de eficacia) y sacó ventajas, merced a que estuvo muy concentrada y cometió pocos errores no forzados (26), mientras que la belga, quien era candidata a llegar a las instancias decisivas, estuvo demasiado errática e incurrió en 61 errores no forzados.

Fernández, quien había eliminado a la búlgara Bacheva y a la croata Jelena Kostanic, rompió todos los pronósticos y se prepara para provocar otra sorpresa el domingo próximo, frente a Dementieva, una de las jugadores que más progresó en el circuito en los últimos años.

Jess3781
May 31st, 2002, 01:52 PM
Clijsters bows out
Friday, May 31, 2002

No4 seed and last year's finalist Kim Clijsters was bounced out of Roland Garros on Friday by unheralded Argentine Clarisa Fernandez.

Clijsters bowed out in straight sets 4-6 0-6 in a lacklustre performance that lasted 65 minutes, including a brisk 22-minute second set.

The 18-year-old Clijsters never got a feel for the ball during the match, careening a remarkable 61 unforced errors to only 26 from her opponent. For her part, the 87-ranked Fernandez played a gutsy, ambitious match, keeping Clijsters deep in the court and standing in with her in brutal baseline rallies.

20-year-old Fernandez, making her first appearance in the main draw at Roland Garros, has had an impressive lead-up to this event, reaching her first WTA Tour quarter final in Madrid last week.

Fernandez will play No13 Elena Dementieva of Russia in the fourth round, a 6-3 6-0 winner over Rossanna Neffa-De Los Rios.


Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd. - Court 1 1 2 3
Clarisa Fernandez ARG 6 6
vs. Match Statistics
Kim Clijsters BEL 4 0




Clijsters converted one of seven break point opportunities.
Clijsters first serve percentage was 71%.
Clijsters won seven of 12 points at the net.
Fernandez converted five of 11 break point opportunities.
Fernandez hit five winners and made 26 unforced errors.
Clijsters hit 20 winners and made 61 unforced errors.

LucasArg
May 31st, 2002, 02:37 PM
Yes!!!! I know Clarisa could win to Kim:wavey: I am also surprised by the result, but this is great for her. Also her ranking will be very high next week:D

Jess3781
May 31st, 2002, 03:07 PM
Paola le gano a Dechy por 6-4 4-6 7-5

LucasArg
May 31st, 2002, 03:20 PM
What a great day for Latinas:wavey: :bounce: :wavey:

With these results Paola is n#38 by now and Clarisa is in Top 60's:wavey:

Rossana lost to Dementieva 3-6 0-6:sad: Anyway, a great tournament for her.

I hope Clarisa takes out Dementieva now and Suarea win over Mauresmo/Bes, if that happens they will face each other in QF:hearts:

This will be tough, but anything can happen:wavey:

Jess3781
May 31st, 2002, 07:26 PM
http://www.rolandgarros.org/images/pics/large/bh_11_008.jpg

Jess3781
May 31st, 2002, 07:30 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020531/capt.1022861914france_ten_french_open_rog142.jpg

Jess3781
May 31st, 2002, 07:40 PM
Pisan fuerte

Paola Suárez, Clarisa Fernández, Guillermo Cañas y Mariano Zabaleta consiguieron importantes triunfos y pasaron a los octavos de final en Roland Garros. La gran sorpresa la dio Fernández, quien derrotó a Kim Clijsters (N° 4 del mundo y última finalista), con un contundente 6-4 y 6-0.



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E n los últimos años, los tenistas argentinos siempre llegan a los Grand Slams con buenos resultados. Pero a la hora de la verdad, ante los mejores del mundo, no consiguen mantener el nivel. La historia parece ser distinta ahora. Clarisa Fernández, Paola Suárez y Guillermo Cañas tuvieron victorias importantes y avanzaron a los octavos de final de Roland Garros (polvo de ladrillo; 13.000.000 dólares en premios).

Clarisa se presentó en el primer partido de la cancha N° 1 y consiguió el mejor triunfo de su carrera. Aplastó a la belga Kim Clijsters (N° 4 del mundo y finalista el año pasado), por 6-4 y 6-0 en 65 minutos de juego. Las claves de su espectacular triunfo estuvieron en el buen porcentaje de efectividad de su primer servicio y en la gran cantidad de errores no forzados de su rival.

De esta forma, la cordobesa seguramente avanzará hasta el puesto 50 del ranking mundial (está 87ª). El domingo, por los octavos enfrentará a la rusa Elena Dementieva (15°) quien dejó en el camino a la paraguaya Roxana De los Ríos.

La pergaminense Paola Suárez tuvo que luchar bastante para vencer a la local Nathalie Dechy (27ª preclasificada) por 6-4, 4-6 y 7-5. En la próxima ronda jugará con la la francesa Amelie Mauresmo, quien se impuso cómodamente ante la española Eva Bes, por 6-1 y 6-1.

Otro que festejó fue Guillermo Cañas (15° preclasificado). El tenista de Tapiales se esforzó demasiado para dejar en el camino al español Carlos Moyá (17°). En casi cuatro horas y media de partido –que estuvo suspendido durante 50 minutos por una amenaza de bomba- le ganó por 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (2-7), 6-1 y 6-2. En la próxima ronda lo espera el número uno del mundo, Lleyton Hewitt.

La última victoria argentina llegó de la mano de Mariano Zabaleta, quien doblegó al español Fernando Vicente por 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 y 6-3. En octavos se medirá con el ganador del partido entre el local Arnaud Clement y el español Alex Corretja.

Etlis-Arnold bajaron a los N° 1

Los argentinos Gastón Etlis y Lucas Arnold obtuvieron un triunfo trascendente contra la pareja N° 1 del mundo, los estadounidenses Donald Johnson y Jared Palmer, por 1-6, 6-3 y 6-4 y se clasificaron para la tercera ronda del torneo de dobles de Roland Garros.

En la instancia siguiente, los argentinos se medirán con el zimbabuo Byron Black y el sudafricano Jeff Coetzee, en los octavos de final.

Nacho
May 31st, 2002, 10:44 PM
Wow Clarisa! Me has alegrado el dia! Congrats!!! :D :D

Y buena suerte para Paola en su partido contra momo! Si ya ha eliminado a 2 seeds francesas seguro que puede con una tercera!

Becool
Jun 1st, 2002, 06:58 AM
WOW Good Grand Slam for latinos!!
Guillermo, Guga, Mariano, Clarisa and Paola :)

KEEP GOING BOYS AND GIRLS!!

WOHOOOO :kiss:

Jess3781
Jun 1st, 2002, 09:32 AM
Suárez se agrandó en cancha visitante

La Negra eliminó a la local Dechy en el estadio central y probará a Mauresmo.



P ARIS. Entró a la cancha principal, la Philippe Chatrier, para enfrentar a una de las mejores locales, y no le tembló el pulso para ganar por 7-5 en el tercer set. Paola Suárez (47) eliminó a Nathalie Dechy (27), la que le aportó el punto del triunfo a Francia en la Copa Fed jugada en Buenos Aires. Ahora se viene una prueba muy exigente: jugar, también en cancha central, ante Amelie Mauresmo, quien le ganó un punto clave en esa Copa disputada hace un mes.

Suárez había llegado a los octavos de un Grand Slam una sola vez: en Australia 2001, donde eliminó a Mary Pierce, por entonces séptima del mundo. La Negra recuperará un lugar entre las mejores 40 (su mejor posición fue 22). Hoy no podrá descansar porque se presentará en dobles con la española Virginia Ruano Pascual (defienden el título). En esta especialidad ayer fue eliminada la favorita del público, Martina Navratilova, quien junto con Natasha Zvereva estuvo cerca de bajar a las Nø 1, Raymond y Stubbs.

LucasArg
Jun 2nd, 2002, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by slavegaiden_zero
no creo que ninguna latina tenga oportunidad en este torneo

Do you know what??? Clarisa just defeated the girl in your avatar and she is in QF:bounce:

Some people has no faith:rolleyes:


4th Round

Clarisa Fernandez def. Elena Dementieva 3-6 6-2 6-3:wavey:

LucasArg
Jun 2nd, 2002, 11:13 AM
Now, If Paola beats Amelie, she will face Clarisa in QF.

Good Luck Paola:wavey:

Jess3781
Jun 2nd, 2002, 12:06 PM
GRANDE CLARISA!!!!!!!!!

Se nota que esta tomando mucha confianza y esta en un excelente momento de su carrera!

Jess3781
Jun 2nd, 2002, 03:52 PM
Asi es Paola le gano a Mauresmo por 6-2 2-6 6-4 asi que paso junto a clarisa a los quartos de final de Roland Garros !
Grande chicas!!!!!!!!!!! felicitaciones para las dos!
Besos
Jess

LucasArg
Jun 2nd, 2002, 04:11 PM
I still can't believe the qf round will be Suarez vs Fernandez:p

CONGRATS GIRLS:wavey:

THANKS FOR THIS GREAT MOMENT:wavey:

Jess3781
Jun 2nd, 2002, 05:19 PM
Hola Lucas!
Yo estoy igual que vos, todavia no puedo creer el torneo que se estan jugando las chicas, sobre todo Clarisa, fue una muy agradable sorpresa que llegara tan lejos, ojala y pueda seguir sumando victorias aunque claro ahora juegan las dos argentinas, asi que esta dificil porque por lo menos yo hincho por las dos jejeje aunque me gustaria que ganara clarisa!
Besos
Jess

Jess3781
Jun 2nd, 2002, 05:55 PM
Habrá una argentina en las semifinales

Clarisa Fernández y Paola Suárez ganaron sus partidos de octavos de final, se enfrentarán en los cuartos y una de las dos estará entre las cuatro mejores. Sabatini fue la última en arribar tan lejos en Roland Garros: fue semifinalista cinco veces (85, 87, 88, 91 y 92) y llegó a cuartos en 1995. En tanto, Zabaleta fue eliminado.



C larisa Fernández, 87ª del rankig de la WTA, volvió a sorprender. Le ganó a la rusa Elena Dementieva, 13ª favorita, por 3-6, 6-2 y 6-3 y se aseguró un lugar en los cuartos de final de Roland Garros, el segundo Grand Slam del año. El viernes, la cordobesa ya había bajado a la belga Kim Clijsters, 4ª cabeza de serie, en dos sets.

El partido tuvo un ingrediente extra que llamó la atención de toda el mundo tenístico. En un error insólito en la historia del profesionalismo, Dementieva sacó dos games seguidos: en el último del segundo set y el primero del tercero.

Y luego le llegó el momento a Paola Suárez. La pergaminense, 47ª en el ranking mundial, eliminó en la cancha central del abierto francés a la local, Amelie Mauresmo, 11ª del mundo, por 6-2, 2-6 y 6-4. La Negra, que se deshizo de la tenista local en 98 minutos de juego, debió luchar en el último set para lograr la victoria.

Tropezón de Mariano Zabaleta. El tandilense perdió en sets corridos ante el español Alex Corretja, 18° favorito, por 6-3, 6-2 y 7-5 y de esa manera quedó eliminado en octavos de final. El argentino cometió 73 errores no forzados contra sólo 49 de su rival.

Jess3781
Jun 2nd, 2002, 06:10 PM
Diario Clarin

Tenis: más gloria para las chicas argentinas

Clarisa Fernández y Paola Suárez ganaron hoy y se enfrentarán en cuartos de final. Por primera vez en 10 años habrá una semifinalista argentina en Roland Garros.


Con las victorias de Clarisa Fernández ante la rusa Elena Dementieva (13º) por 3-6, 6-2 y 6-3, y de Paola Suárez contra la local Amelie Mauresmo por 6-2, 2-6 y 6-4, quedó asegurada la presencia de una tenista argentina en el Abierto de Francia por primera vez en 10 años, desde que llegó hasta esa instancia Gabriela Sabatini. El enfrentamiento entre Suárez y Fernández se jugará el martes próximo.

La cordobesa Fernández, ubicada en el puesto 125 del ranking mundial, se terminó de consolidar hoy como la jugadora revelación del torneo, ya que venía de eliminar a la belga Kim Clijsters, cuarta favorita.

Paola Suárez, por su parte, con su victoria ante Mauresmo dejó en el camino a su tercera francesa del campeonato, luego de haber vencido en la primera ronda a Sandrine Testud (10° del mundo) y a Nathalie Dechy en la tercera.

No corrió la misma suerte Mariano Zabaleta, quien cayó ante el español Alex Corretja (18º) por 6-3, 6-2 y 7-5.

En estos momentos, el argentino Guillermo Cañas busca un lugar en cuartos de final del cuadro masculino. El obstáculo que tiene enfrente es muy difícil, el número 1 del mundo, Lleyton Hewitt, pero el tenista de Tapiales hace un buen partido y está jugando el tercer parcial, con un set por lado.

En otros partidos de octavos de final disputados hoy, la estadounidense Venus Williams (2º) le ganó a su compatriota Chanda Rubin 6-3 y 6-2 y Monica Seles (EE.UU. / 6º) a la eslovaca Daniela Hantuchova (11º) 6-4 y 7-5.

Jess3781
Jun 2nd, 2002, 06:28 PM
Fotos de Paola Suarez

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020602/capt.1023036142france_ten_french_open_rog143.jpg

Argentina's Paola Suarez backhands to France's Amelie Mauresmo during their match in the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday June 2, 2002. Suarez won 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

Jess3781
Jun 2nd, 2002, 06:31 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020602/capt.1023036130france_ten_french_open_rog144.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020602/capt.1023033808france_ten_french_open_rog137.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020602/capt.1023033804france_ten_french_open_rog136.jpg

Jess3781
Jun 2nd, 2002, 07:16 PM
P. SUAREZ/A. Mauresmo 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Q. I would like to know how you managed to have a much better match today, much better than the one you played in Fed Cup in Argentina.

PAOLA SUAREZ: I think the circumstances were different. I had just won three matches. Having won three matches, it's a good point for me. I think she played very well, but this was a totally different match than in the Fed Cup.

Q. You seemed to play with a lot more confidence the last few games of the third set than she did. You attacked a lot more than she did. Was that something you felt?

PAOLA SUAREZ: Yes. The thing is that perhaps in the second set, I was a bit behind. In the third set, I was trying to find my game again. Luckily, as I said before, I feel confident, and I think this is also something that makes me see things more clearly on the court. It helps me to do something about my game.

Q. Did you feel her getting nervous?

PAOLA SUAREZ: I think when the game began, I was relaxed, I was feeling well, even though I was in center court. She wasn't feeling quite so relaxed. At the end, she was becoming very, very tight. I think the last set, she had been winning a lot of games, and I began to sort of take stock of the game and to see exactly what she was doing. Because otherwise it would have been even more difficult for me.

Q. How do you explain your very good play at Roland Garros this year, given you had an okay year, but you haven't been playing your best tennis coming in?

PAOLA SUAREZ: For me, Roland Garros is a very special tournament. I like to play here very much. This year I've been able to win so far. It's been different for me from other years. I've tried to do something different from past years: not be as nervous as I was in past games, as keyed up. It seems to be getting results.

Q. Did you feel Amelie was extremely nervous? Did you use it on the court?

PAOLA SUAREZ: Yes. I knew that any player at this stage of the game, when she had to play against me, I knew anybody would be under pressure and would feel very nervous - especially because she's French. She's in her own country, on the main court, and the public is behind her. I tried to be relaxed and to begin the game well from the first set onwards.

Q. You're going to be playing a friend of yours, Clarisa Fernandez. What will that be like? What would it be like to be the first Argentinian woman to win the title at Roland Garros?

PAOLA SUAREZ: I think that from here to winning Roland Garros, there's a long road to cover. I'm very happy that Clarisa and I have both reached the stage of the game. I think this is going to be a very special game. We both feel we can eventually win. Whatever the result, I think this is going to be something beautiful for Argentina, to reach the quarterfinals, for two Argentinians at Roland Garros is very incredible.

Jess3781
Jun 2nd, 2002, 08:24 PM
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LucasArg
Jun 2nd, 2002, 09:05 PM
Hola Jess. La verdad no puedo decidirme por ninguna, Paola y Clarisa son dos de mis favoritas, es como si jugaran Venus y Serena, la verdad no puedo hinchar por una o por otra. QUe gane la mejor y que la mejor vaya a las semis.

Hoy la verdad es una gran fiesta para Argentina:wavey:

MrV
Jun 2nd, 2002, 10:00 PM
Nice pics :lick: :kiss:

Congrats Paola, see you in the semi's ;)

Jess3781
Jun 2nd, 2002, 11:55 PM
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LucasArg
Jun 3rd, 2002, 03:56 PM
Proudly flying the flag
By Roger Gatchalian
June 03, 2002


Prior to Roland Garros 2002, Argentina had not had a women’s Grand Slam quarterfinalist since Gabriela Sabatini at the 1995 US Open. Now, it has two at the one tournament.

Paola Suarez and Clarisa Fernandez have both reached their first Grand Slam quarterfinals this fortnight and one of them is assured of reaching the semifinals.

Having met in last week’s Madrid quarterfinals (Suarez winning 6-4, 7-5), the compatriots will square off again at the same stage at Roland Garros, the first all-Argentinean women’s quarterfinal in Grand Slam history.

And with Guillermo Cañas’s progression to the men’s quarterfinals, there are many causes for celebration for the South American country.

Roland Garros is very special to me,” said Argentinean No.1 Suarez, who upset Amelie Mauresmo on Sunday having eliminated the other Top 2 active French players, Nathalie Dechy and Sandrine Testud, in earlier rounds.

I love to play here, especially after winning the doubles last year (with Virginia Ruano Pascual). I had never passed the second round here in my life, so being in the quarterfinals here is really fantastic and it is even greater that I am playing against my friend.

Fernandez, who started competitive tennis at the relatively late age of 15, was equally jubilant after reaching the final eight in only her third Grand Slam. On Sunday she ousted No.13 seed Elena Dementieva in three sets, having stunned world No.4 and last year’s runner-up Kim Clijsters 6-4, 6-0 in the third round.

I have been doing my utmost throughout the week,” said 20-year-old Fernandez, who will enter the world’s Top 50 in a week, having reached the Top 100 for the first time only a fortnight ago.

This is a goal I set for myself. My goal here was to win each match as it came along, and I think that I feel very confident about my game and I think that I could win against almost any opponent.”

It just so happens that her next opponent is a friend as well as a compatriot.

No matter what happens, we will have an Argentinean in the semifinals, which is great for our country,” said Suarez. “Reaching the semifinals in Madrid gave me a lot of confidence coming into Paris.”

In comparison to Fernandez, Suarez is somewhat of a Tour veteran at the age of 25 - Roland Garros 2002 is her 30th Grand Slam. While Fernandez has spent her career to this point playing challenger events or Sanex WTA Tour qualifying, Suarez has been an inhabitant of the Top 100 for the better part of six years.

What I have done cannot compare to what Gaby (Sabatini) achieved in her career, but I am very proud that one Argentinean will reach the semifinals for the first time in 10 years.”

With a match against either Monica Seles or Venus Williams the reward for a quarterfinal win, the stakes are high. And while it will be somewhat tough for Suarez and Fernandez to try and knock each other of the way, their efforts this week have already instilled pride in a country presently experiencing socio-economic difficulties.

We all know that Argentina at this point in time is not going through its best possible phase,” said Fernandez. “But I think it would be beautiful to take home some degree of happiness to all those people who are going through a hard time.”

Jess3781
Jun 3rd, 2002, 11:26 PM
Proudly flying the flag
by Roger Gatchalian
June 03, 2002




Prior to Roland Garros 2002, Argentina had not had a women’s Grand Slam quarterfinalist since Gabriela Sabatini at the 1995 US Open. Now, it has two at the one tournament.

Paola Suarez and Clarisa Fernandez have both reached their first Grand Slam quarterfinals this fortnight and one of them is assured of reaching the semifinals.

Having met in last week’s Madrid quarterfinals (Suarez winning 6-4, 7-5), the compatriots will square off again at the same stage at Roland Garros, the first all-Argentinean women’s quarterfinal in Grand Slam history.

And with Guillermo Cañas’s progression to the men’s quarterfinals, there are many causes for celebration for the South American country.

'Roland Garros is very special to me,' said Argentinean No.1 Suarez, who upset Amelie Mauresmo on Sunday having eliminated the other Top 2 active French players, Nathalie Dechy and Sandrine Testud, in earlier rounds.

'I love to play here, especially after winning the doubles last year (with Virginia Ruano Pascual). I had never passed the second round here in my life, so being in the quarterfinals here is really fantastic and it is even greater that I am playing against my friend.'

Fernandez, who started competitive tennis at the relatively late age of 15, was equally jubilant after reaching the final eight in only her third Grand Slam. On Sunday she ousted No.13 seed Elena Dementieva in three sets, having stunned world No.4 and last year’s runner-up Kim Clijsters 6-4, 6-0 in the third round.

'I have been doing my utmost throughout the week,' said 20-year-old Fernandez, who will enter the world’s Top 50 in a week, having reached the Top 100 for the first time only a fortnight ago.

'This is a goal I set for myself. My goal here was to win each match as it came along, and I think that I feel very confident about my game and I think that I could win against almost any opponent.'

It just so happens that her next opponent is a friend as well as a compatriot.

'No matter what happens, we will have an Argentinean in the semifinals, which is great for our country,' said Suarez. 'Reaching the semifinals in Madrid gave me a lot of confidence coming into Paris.'

In comparison to Fernandez, Suarez is somewhat of a Tour veteran at the age of 25 - Roland Garros 2002 is her 30th Grand Slam. While Fernandez has spent her career to this point playing challenger events or Sanex WTA Tour qualifying, Suarez has been an inhabitant of the Top 100 for the better part of six years.

'What I have done cannot compare to what Gaby (Sabatini) achieved in her career, but I am very proud that one Argentinean will reach the semifinals for the first time in 10 years.'

With a match against either Monica Seles or Venus Williams the reward for a quarterfinal win, the stakes are high. And while it will be somewhat tough for Suarez and Fernandez to try and knock each other out of the way, their efforts this week have already instilled pride in a country presently experiencing socio-economic difficulties.

'We all know that Argentina at this point in time is not going through its best possible phase,' said Fernandez. 'But I think it would be beautiful to take home some degree of happiness to all those people who are going through a hard time.'

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Jess3781
Jun 4th, 2002, 10:29 AM
EL PRIMER DUELO ENTRE ARGENTINAS EN LOS CUARTOS DE FINAL DE ROLAND GARROS
Paola y Clarisa hacen un poco de historia en París


Es un sueño? No, para nada. La pergaminense Paola Suárez y la cordobesa Clarisa Fernández se enfrentarán hoy por los cuartos de final de Roland Garros para asegurar después de diez años a una tenista argentina en semifinales, como ocurrió con Gabriela Sabatini en 1992. Esta será la primera vez que dos tenistas de nuestro país chocarán en cuartos de final.

"Yo quiero jugar con Paola", dijo la cordobesa ni bien terminó su partido. "Salga lo que salga será muy lindo jugar este partido", afirmó la pergaminense. De todas formas, ambas están cumpliendo la mejor actuación de sus vidas. Fernández bajó a Kim Clijsters (cuarta en el mundo) y también a la quince, la rusa Elena Dementieva. Suárez eliminó a las francesas Sandrine Testud (10 del planeta) y Amelie Mauresmo, 12.

Este será el segundo capítulo de los choques entre ambas, ya que en el torneo previo a éste de París, Suárez se quedó con el triunfo en dos sets, en Madrid.

Y por poco no estará en juego el 1 de Argentina. Porque Suárez avanzará hasta cerca del 35° lugar y Fernández quedará entre el 40° y 45° según las estimaciones de la WTA. Aunque le gane, la cordobesa no podrá superar a Suárez. Pero si sigue en carrera, habrá espacio para una hazaña. Mientras, Suárez sigue su camino en el dobles junto a la española Virginia Ruano Pascual, con quien pasaron a los cuartos al superar a la pareja Vis (Holanda)-Fusai (Italia), por 6-1 y 6-0.

Quien gane de las dos no sólo se asegurará 185.250 euros, sino también otro lugar en los antecedentes de este Grand Slam sobre polvo de ladrillo.

Es que hace 12 años que una jugadora no preclasificada no llega a semifinales. La última había sido la estadounidense Jennifer Capriati, en 1990. Justamente Capriati es la favorita número 1 aquí —también la defensora del título— y hoy enfrentará a la yugoslava Jelena Dokic en cuartos. Mientras, sus compatriotas Monica Seles y Venus Williams se enfrentarán entre sí al igual que Serena Williams ante la local Mary Pierce. Como es tradición, los cuatro partidos de cuartos se jugarán en el estadio Suzanne Lenglen.





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auntie janie
Jun 4th, 2002, 12:27 PM
Wow, CLARISITA!!!!!! :wavey: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Jess3781
Jun 4th, 2002, 12:45 PM
Gano clarisa!!!!!!!!!!
Clarisa Fernandez (ARG) def. Paola Suarez (ARG) 2/6 7/6(5) 6/1

Yo estoy feliz por Clarisa aunque claro me da cosa por Paola pero bueno me super alegra por Clarisa que haya ganado!
Besos
Jess

Jess3781
Jun 4th, 2002, 01:54 PM
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Jess3781
Jun 4th, 2002, 05:46 PM
. FERNANDEZ/P. Suarez 2-6, 7-6, 6-1

Q. This is a match against an Argentinian. Was it a pleasure for you to play -- how did you start it?

PAOLA SUAREZ: I think Clarisa is playing very, very well. In the second set, I had a chance. I wasn't able to finish the game there. We went on to the third set and really carried it off. It was her chance, actually.

Q. Clarisa is well-known. Can you tell us a few words about her? Do you know her well?

PAOLA SUAREZ: Yes, I know her well. During recent times, we've been together playing different tournaments. Not too long ago she's been playing the professional tour. We've been together. I've gotten to know her well.

Q. How do you judge her progress? She started playing tennis very late and she has made very quick progress. How do you judge that?

PAOLA SUAREZ: I don't think it was very late. I think she was 20. That's early on. Two years -- for the past two years, she's been in the top 150. I think she has a lot of technique, she's well-prepared, she works hard. I think the results show it.

Q. Do you feel that she should have played against France in the Fed Cup? Do you feel Clarisa should have played against France in the Fed Cup?

PAOLA SUAREZ: At this point, whatever we think is not really something that is too important. The Fed Cup was already played and I think it was decided. That's something in the past. At any other time, perhaps it was a mistake in decision. I don't know. It was a decision of the team leader, the team captain.

Q. What is the situation in Argentina right now -- mean for you?

MODERATOR: Can we stick to tennis questions? It's a post-match conference.

Questions in Spanish.

Q. The critical point was the tiebreak. As of that point, apparently the whole game changed for you.

PAOLA SUAREZ: No, this isn't really true. One point doesn't really decide a match. In the tiebreak, I wasn't going to discuss this, we're friends. There really isn't critical point. For me, it was out. But it was a decision of the umpire. This was the second time in the tiebreak. But I did try to win this game. In the tiebreak, I wasn't as aggressive. Then during the third set, she was playing in a very uninhibited manner, very relaxed. It came out the way it did.

MrV
Jun 4th, 2002, 11:47 PM
I was so positive that Paola would win and now i'm quite disappointed :sad: I would have loved to see her and Venus in the Semi finals :o However, it was a deserved victory for Clarisa and i am sure she will have a good showing in the semi's. Paola was very gracious in her interview, and i hope this gives her the confidence to perform well on the faster surfaces coming up ;)

Does anyone know where she will be in the rankings? :wavey: :kiss:

LucasArg
Jun 7th, 2002, 11:15 PM
Latinas on RG doubles final:D

Vivi Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez are in Roland Garros finals defeating Nicole Arendt and Liezel Huber 6-0 6-4:)

In finals they play the winner between Raymond/Stubbs and Fujiwara/Sugiyama.

GO GIRLS DEFEND YOUR TITLE:wavey: :bounce: :wavey:

ruanofan
Jun 8th, 2002, 06:21 PM
Mucha suerte para la final de mañana!!!!!

A por vuestro segundo titulo en Roland Garros

Vamos chichas

LucasArg
Jun 8th, 2002, 10:13 PM
VAMOS CHICAS A GANAR:wavey: :bounce: :wavey:

LucasArg
Jun 10th, 2002, 06:47 PM
PAOLA AND VIVI ROLAND GARROS WINNERS:bounce:

CONGRATS GIRLS FOR YOUR 2ND STRAIGHT TITLE:wavey: :bounce: :wavey: