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goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 02:15 AM
Vasilisa Bardina just reached her first WTA final by beating Sybille Bammer 6-3, 6-1 in Hobart.
She plays Chakvetadze or Mirza in the final.

Dexter
Jan 11th, 2007, 02:18 AM
:aparty: Best of luck tomorrow!

416_Man
Jan 11th, 2007, 02:19 AM
FORZA Vasi :hearts:

Shooter
Jan 11th, 2007, 02:21 AM
Congrats Lisa! Good on you!

tenn_ace
Jan 11th, 2007, 02:22 AM
And Vasilisa hit top 50! :bounce:

Keep going baby!

go hingis
Jan 11th, 2007, 02:28 AM
I've never heard of her.

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 02:34 AM
I've never heard of her.She's isn't a big name player, yet. This is the biggest match of her career, so far.

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/1204/06usvb03ku7.jpg

go hingis
Jan 11th, 2007, 03:00 AM
It's funny how some burst out in their teens and others in their early twenties.

Thanks Goldenlox

charmedRic
Jan 11th, 2007, 03:21 AM
excellent! :)

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:04 AM
Davai Vasilisa. :D

Hope she plays Anna in the final. :hearts:

-sugi-
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:06 AM
:yeah: Good luck tomorrow :)

Slumpsova
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:43 AM
and she is a qualifier :eek:

*Jean*
Jan 11th, 2007, 06:32 AM
I love her :p A good sign : qualifiers reaching finals of Tier IV become big names like Ivanovic for example :p I love her, she's so cute, I'd love to see her for real! Good luck :)

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jan 11th, 2007, 07:23 AM
awesome for Vasilisa :hug: :woohoo:

star
Jan 11th, 2007, 07:28 AM
Wow, good for her! :bounce:

Drimal
Jan 11th, 2007, 07:41 AM
Well done! :yeah:

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 10:11 AM
Bardina plays Chakvetadze in an all Russian final.

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:06 AM
"It's been a long week and all matches have been difficult for me," said Bardina, who posted her seventh straight win at the Domain Tennis Center Thursday. She has won three matches in qualifying and four in the tournament's main draw.
"I don't know how I've got through all these matches," she said..
"I'll have more confidence (for the Australian Open), but I'm also just a little bit tired. Too many matches."
Bardina took one hour, 21 minutes to overcome the unseeded Bammer, who ousted former World No. 1 Serena Williams in Wednesday's quarterfinals.
"It's my first big, big win," said Bardina, adding that winning the title "would be a great thing for me."
"Maybe, the first dream is to win a small tournament, and then the second is to win a big one. Now I'm in the final , maybe I can get my first dream."

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070111/capt.hob10201110458.australia_tennis_hobart_intern ational_hob102.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070111/capt.hob10101110450.australia_tennis_hobart_intern ational_hob101.jpg

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:46 AM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/HOB10301110456.jpg

Russia's Vasilisa Bardina reacts during her semi-final match against Austria's Sybille Bammer at the Hobart International tennis tournament Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. Bardina won the match 6-3, 6-1. (AP Photo/Peter Mathew)

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 12:40 PM
Bardina lives in Moscow and is a proud Russian, but has drawn attention on tour for wearing an American stars-and-stripes visor. "I like this visor because it's very comfortable for me. It doesn't matter what's here," she said, pointing to the pattern … I just like this one."

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/HOB10401110452.jpg

Russia's Vasilisa Bardina returns a backhand shot during her semi-final match against Austria's Sybille Bammer at the Hobart International tennis tournament Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. Bardina won the match 6-3, 6-1. (AP Photo/Peter Mathew)

Tenis Srbija
Jan 11th, 2007, 12:44 PM
So what, is she living in USA? :shrug: I don't like that hat, her's countrymans won't appreciate it :lol:

Still, bravo VB :worship:

tenn_ace
Jan 11th, 2007, 12:45 PM
I love Anna too, but Vasilisa is MY GIRL as said in my sig, so Go Vasilisa Win the Title!!!! :bounce:

KV
Jan 11th, 2007, 12:51 PM
Excellent Vasilisa :bounce:

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 02:07 PM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/HOB10101110450.jpg

Russia's Vasilisa Bardina hits balls into a crowd after winning her semi-final match against Austria's Sybille Bammer at the Hobart International tennis tournament Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. Bardina won the match 6-3, 6-1. (AP Photo/Peter Mathew)

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/HOB10801110455.jpg

Russia's Vasilisa Bardina plays a forehand shot during her semi-final match against Austria's Sybille Bammer at the Hobart International tennis tournament Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. Bardina won the match 6-3, 6-1. (AP Photo/Peter Mathew)

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 03:54 PM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/HOB10701110503.jpg

Austria's Sybille Bammer makes a backhand return during her semi-final match against Russia's Vasilisa Bardina at the Hobart International tennis tournament Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. Bardina won the match 6-3, 6-1. (AP Photo/Peter Mathew)



http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/HOB10201110458.jpg

Russia's Vasilisa Bardina, left, is congratulated by Austria's Sybille Bammer after winning their semi-final match 6-3, 6-1 at the Hobart International tennis tournament Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. (AP Photo/Peter Mathew)

brunof
Jan 11th, 2007, 04:05 PM
:D Well done! :D

At least we have Marissa Irvin...;)

http://www.*********************/irvin/IMG_5535.jpg

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 04:29 PM
So what, is she living in USA? :shrug: I don't like that hat, her's countrymans won't appreciate it :lol:

Still, bravo VB :worship:
Bardina lives in Moscow and is a proud Russian, but has drawn attention on tour for wearing an American stars-and-stripes visor. "I like this visor because it's very comfortable for me. It doesn't matter what's here," she said, pointing to the pattern … I just like this one."

Uranus
Jan 11th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Yay! Please beat Anna tomorrow! :D

I<3Myskina
Jan 11th, 2007, 04:36 PM
She'll play top seed Chakvetadze.

Don't think she's really got a chance of winning, but it's possible.

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 04:44 PM
She'll play top seed Chakvetadze.

Don't think she's really got a chance of winning, but it's possible.
There's always a chance
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/HOB11301111120.jpg

Russia's Anna Chakvetadze, right, is attended to by a trainer after she broke down with stomach pains during her match against India's Sania Mirza, in the semi finals of the Hobart International tennis tournament , Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, in Hobart, Australia. Chakvetaze played on to win the match 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Peter Mathew)

I<3Myskina
Jan 11th, 2007, 04:47 PM
There's always a chance
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/HOB11301111120.jpg

Russia's Anna Chakvetadze, right, is attended to by a trainer after she broke down with stomach pains during her match against India's Sania Mirza, in the semi finals of the Hobart International tennis tournament , Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, in Hobart, Australia. Chakvetaze played on to win the match 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Peter Mathew)

Yeah, I'm not saying she could never win it. She could beat Anna 6-0 6-0 but I think Anna has got a much better chance.

Plus, winning the match agaisnt Sania as comfortably as she did, to me looks like they weren't that serious.

drake3781
Jan 11th, 2007, 04:50 PM
Good Luck, Lisa! :D :wavey: :smooch:

(To Russians: is "Lisa" an OK nickname for Vasilisa? I don't really care for the first part. :p )

Tenis Srbija
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Bardina lives in Moscow and is a proud Russian, but has drawn attention on tour for wearing an American stars-and-stripes visor. "I like this visor because it's very comfortable for me. It doesn't matter what's here," she said, pointing to the pattern … I just like this one."

Thanks for answering ;)

I just found a litle bit strange that she is wearing that hat :shrug: I'm sure that a lot of folks in Russia didn't like it :)

Again, GL to her :yeah:

Louis Cyphre
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:02 PM
Congrats Vasilisa :yeah:
But hope Anna will win it ;)

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:08 PM
Good Luck, Lisa! :D :wavey: :smooch:

(To Russians: is "Lisa" an OK nickname for Vasilisa? I don't really care for the first part. :p )

Not really.
Lisa (Liza) is a nickname for Yelizaveta.

In fact, I doubt there is a nickname for Vasilisa in Russian. I can't remember the single one :confused:

IceSkaTennisFan
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:22 PM
Congrats Vasilisa :cool:

gmak
Jan 11th, 2007, 07:08 PM
well done Vasilisa :bigclap: :hearts: :hug:

good luck in the final :D

prock
Jan 11th, 2007, 07:29 PM
Great job, Vasilisa!

The Dawntreader
Jan 11th, 2007, 07:30 PM
This girl seems very promising, havent seen her play, but i know she gave Sharapova a great fight in San Diego, and just looks like another superb young Russian talent:)

However i want Anna to win this one, to really justify her top 10 position. Go Chacky!:D

LUXXXAS
Jan 11th, 2007, 07:32 PM
she must be a real talent-reaching final as a qualifier :eek: :yeah:
I hope she will play good tennis at AO and we will see her playing on ES :yeah:

Jogi
Jan 11th, 2007, 07:58 PM
I saw her 2ndround match against ALG from Stanford, and she was really impressive...
it was ALG's last tournament where she played really great tennis :o

nice to see she reached the final, good luck against AC!

Shooter
Jan 11th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Vasilisa Bardina - San Diego - 2006

http://www.mfwweb.com/tennis/SD06/Bardina_06.jpg

Babolatpro880
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:46 PM
Yeah, I'm not saying she could never win it. She could beat Anna 6-0 6-0 but I think Anna has got a much better chance.

Plus, winning the match agaisnt Sania as comfortably as she did, to me looks like they weren't that serious.

She was attended to at 64, 50, and said that if the score were any different she would've retired.

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2007, 10:03 PM
Plus there might be rain. So it could be a wild final.