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GSM Petrova
Feb 23rd, 2007, 04:38 AM
Lucie's next event is the Pacific Life Open which is in Indian Wells, California, USA. It is played on Outdoor Hardcourt. It is a big Tier I event for WTA and an ATP Masters Series event for ATP so Tomas will be there too. The maindraw will start Wednesday 7th March.

Last year at the Pacific Life Open, Lucie lost in the third round so she has a couple of points to defend. I hope Lucie get's a top 16 seed so she doesn't have to verse a higher ranked player until the fourth round.

Good luck Lucie & Tomas.

Langers
Feb 24th, 2007, 08:47 AM
Lucie's next event is the Pacific Life Open which is in Indian Wells, California, USA. It is played on Outdoor Hardcourt. It is a big Tier I event for WTA and an ATP Masters Series event for ATP so Tomas will be there too. The maindraw will start Wednesday 7th March.

Last year at the Pacific Life Open, Lucie lost in the third round so she has a couple of points to defend. I hope Lucie get's a top 16 seed so she doesn't have to verse a higher ranked player until the fourth round.

Good luck Lucie & Tomas.
Oh, a fair few points to defend then. We have to hope she has a good draw, but considering her form in 2007 she should be confident coming up against anyone.

Good luck Lucie! :yeah:

iPatty
Feb 24th, 2007, 11:39 PM
jedem lucie. :D

hopefully she can take advantage of the weak field and make it to her first big semifinal. :D

legolas1
Feb 25th, 2007, 05:43 PM
I must say Lucie totally won me over with her AO and Paris results. Paris was the moment I've became a dedicated fan/addict of this chick. :worship:

Now I have very high expectations for IW and then Miami (Miami is something like 5th Grand Slam). I'm pretty conviced she can do very well there! I wish it was nothing serious with her shoulder.

Good luck Lucie! :yeah:

YOU ROCK!!! :rocker2:

totor
Mar 3rd, 2007, 11:41 AM
Why is Lucie not in the entry list ? :help:
http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/3/players/
I don't understand, cos' I saw few days ago qhe was in ...

Langers
Mar 3rd, 2007, 12:38 PM
Why is Lucie not in the entry list ? :help:
http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/3/players/
I don't understand, cos' I saw few days ago qhe was in ...
Lucie! :unsure: What is happening, surely she's playing?

Lunaris
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:33 PM
Look on the list again. She is 70th on the list from official website. On updated list she is 54th.

iPatty
Mar 4th, 2007, 06:28 PM
as lunaris said, she's #70. this list was made back before melbourne, when lucie was #70 in the world.

now, she'll be a seed. i can't remember which one. you can go look at ellery's seeds thread.

just looked, she's the #18 seed.

dybbuk
Mar 4th, 2007, 06:56 PM
good luck Lucie :kiss:

Ashie_87
Mar 5th, 2007, 11:53 PM
Here's Lucie's half of the draw;

(1)SHARAPOVA, Maria vs BYE
ARVIDSSON, Sofia vs KRAJICEK, Michaella
CHAN, Yung-Jan vs DECHY, Nathalie
BYE vs (31)PENNETTA, Flavia
(22)ZHENG, Jie vs BYE
QUALIFIER vs LOIT, Emilie
CRAYBAS, Jill vs CAMERIN, Maria Elena
BYE vs (16)ZVONAREVA, Vera

(12)LI, Na vs BYE
RUANO PASCUAL, Virginia vs PRATT, Nicole
QUALIFIER vs QUALIFIER
BYE vs (23)BONDARENKO, Alona
(28)MULLER, Martina vs BYE
QUALIFIER vs TU, Meilen
PERRY, Shenay vs QUALIFIER
BYE vs (7)JANKOVIC, Jelena


(3)HINGIS, Martina vs BYE
(WC)WOZNIACKI, Caroline vs GAJDOSOVA, Jarmila
(WC)GEOTATISHVILI, Anna vs QUALIFIER
BYE vs (32)VINCI, Roberta
(18)SCHIAVONE, Francesca vs BYE
FEDAK, Yuliana vs SUCHA, Martina
(WC)BRANDI, Kristina vs KANEPI, Kaia
BYE vs (14)HANTUCHOVA, Daniela

(11)PEER, Sharhar vs BYE
SUN, Tiantian vs SPREM, Karolina
JIDKOVA, Alina vs RADWANSKA, Agnieszka
BYE vs (19)SAFAROVA, Lucie
(25/WC)KIRIELENKO, Maria vs BYE
BIRNEROVA, Eva vs DOMINGUEZ LINO, Lourdes
LUCIC, Mirjana vs QUALIFIER
BYE vs (8)CHAKVETADZE, Anna

iPatty
Mar 6th, 2007, 12:37 AM
i reallyreallyreally like this draw. :hearts:

tomasandLucie
Mar 6th, 2007, 01:18 AM
Hopefully Lucie had recovered from her shoulder problems because I think she has a great chance

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 6th, 2007, 02:35 AM
Tough draw for Lucie, with Aga in the second round.

Good luck Lucie. :D

Langers
Mar 6th, 2007, 01:58 PM
Tough draw for Lucie, with Aga in the second round.

Good luck Lucie. :D
Not too tough IMO. Couldn't have asked for too much more.

Cmon Lucie! :yeah:

Lunaris
Mar 6th, 2007, 10:06 PM
Shitty draw, Radwanska, Peer and Chakvetadze. Lucka needs really great performances to survive in this hell. Good luck

iPatty
Mar 6th, 2007, 10:09 PM
i doubt radwanska or peer will trouble lucie if she can keep her form up.

chakvetadze could be tough because she can mix it up so well. but of lucie dictates, i don't see why she can't make it to the QF's.

Langers
Mar 7th, 2007, 01:14 AM
Exactly, if Lucie can play the way she has in 2007 then she will be fine. She should make the 3rd Round at least, and then if she comes up against Peer I would be pretty confident.

iPatty
Mar 7th, 2007, 01:16 AM
yep, defending those third round points shouldn't be too tough.

jarkko
Mar 7th, 2007, 04:10 AM
in my opinion Lucie will reach qaurters, but it`ll be very hard, Agnieszka (:worship: ), then Shahar, we`ll see, best wishes Lucie hold on! :devil:

dulkogii
Mar 7th, 2007, 03:11 PM
Good Luck Lucie!

It´s fantastic draw!

iPatty
Mar 8th, 2007, 10:43 PM
she'll play against radwanska tomorrow. :hearts:

i think this should be a pretty comfortable win. :cool:

tomasandLucie
Mar 9th, 2007, 02:30 AM
Lucie is the first match on court 6
which starts at 10:00

dybbuk
Mar 9th, 2007, 06:33 AM
let's go Lucie :rocker: :dance:

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 9th, 2007, 11:31 AM
Good luck Lucie. :D

dulkogii
Mar 9th, 2007, 03:25 PM
COURT 6 start 10:00 am
WTA - A Radwanska (POL) vs [19]L Safarova (CZE)
ATP - G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs N Massu (CHI)
ATP - [Q]V Troicki (SRB) vs A Clement (FRA)
WTA - [18]F Schiavone (ITA) vs M Sucha (SVK)
ATP - [Q]L Dlouhy (CZE) vs [Q]W Moodie (RSA)
ATP - K Vliegen (BEL) vs [Q]T Gabashvili (RUS

KV
Mar 9th, 2007, 08:07 PM
Lucie starts with win over Aga 7-6 FS. :)

tomasandLucie
Mar 9th, 2007, 08:13 PM
well done lucie
you were a little off you game today.... better luck next time

SloKid
Mar 9th, 2007, 08:18 PM
;10241139']she'll play against radwanska tomorrow. :hearts:

i think this should be a pretty comfortable win. :cool:
And again the resident expert is spot on with this prediction. :worship: :p

At least she won, seeing how Aga had mps, but then again Lucie had them in the 2nd set too, but failed to convert.

Yellow Moon
Mar 9th, 2007, 09:03 PM
good win for Lucie, but pretty close call imo...

~|Naomi|~
Mar 9th, 2007, 11:44 PM
Come On Lucie, let's put a good run in IW together:)

Dexter
Mar 9th, 2007, 11:56 PM
Congrats Lucie. :yeah: I'm gutted for Aga but now I hope Lucie goes deep in the tournament. Pojdme!

Langers
Mar 10th, 2007, 12:03 AM
Wow tough game by the looks of it. But she got through which is the most important thing! Well done Lucie! :yeah:

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 10th, 2007, 12:54 AM
Lucie :worship:

Great fighting. :yeah:

dulkogii
Mar 10th, 2007, 12:56 AM
Congrats Lucie..!!

You are the best!

tomasandLucie
Mar 10th, 2007, 01:02 AM
Now lucie will play
peer who won over her oppenent 63 60

dybbuk
Mar 10th, 2007, 04:13 AM
good win Lucie. :kiss: didn't expect it to be that close though. she should rebound though :)

Lunaris
Mar 10th, 2007, 05:56 AM
At least she won. I know she played very well in Melbourne and Paris but c'mon people, you can't think she is gonna beat everyone after two great tournaments. IW and the next events will show us whether it was a fluke or she is really starting to raise her game. I have no expectations and it's ridiculous how people in GM think she can beat Peer and Chakvetadze without any problems. They are the players firmly esablished in top 20 not Lucie, yet. Therefore they are the favourites. You should wake up to reality and remove that pink glasses you seem to be wearing. I am confident she can play great tennis but what she really needs is consistency. If she can play for the next 6 months like she did in Paris and Australia I will change my opinion but until it happened she can't be considered as a favourite.

Langers
Mar 10th, 2007, 06:42 AM
At least she won. I know she played very well in Melbourne and Paris but c'mon people, you can't think she is gonna beat everyone after two great tournaments. IW and the next events will show us whether it was a fluke or she is really starting to raise her game. I have no expectations and it's ridiculous how people in GM think she can beat Peer and Chakvetadze without any problems. They are the players firmly esablished in top 20 not Lucie, yet. Therefore they are the favourites. You should wake up to reality and remove that pink glasses you seem to be wearing. I am confident she can play great tennis but what she really needs is consistency. If she can play for the next 6 months like she did in Paris and Australia I will change my opinion but until it happened she can't be considered as a favourite.
Why did you post here?

1. Who expects her to win every match? I expected her to win through to the 3rd Round as she did, and playing Peer should be a very close match. I don’t think anyone expects her to beat everyone so I’m not sure where you got that from…

2. Show us whether it was a “fluke”? You’re showing your true colours because Melbourne and Paris were not flukes, simply Lucie displaying her potential. Sure she achieved outstanding results but with her talent they were bound to come. It was not a fluke, regardless of how far she goes in IW.

Lunaris
Mar 10th, 2007, 07:33 AM
Not too tough IMO. Couldn't have asked for too much more.

Cmon Lucie! :yeah:

;10226584']i doubt radwanska or peer will trouble lucie if she can keep her form up.

chakvetadze could be tough because she can mix it up so well. but of lucie dictates, i don't see why she can't make it to the QF's.

Exactly, if Lucie can play the way she has in 2007 then she will be fine. She should make the 3rd Round at least, and then if she comes up against Peer I would be pretty confident.

;10227391']yep, defending those third round points shouldn't be too tough.

in my opinion Lucie will reach qaurters, but it`ll be very hard, Agnieszka (:worship: ), then Shahar, we`ll see, best wishes Lucie hold on! :devil:

;10241139']she'll play against radwanska tomorrow. :hearts:

i think this should be a pretty comfortable win. :cool:
;)

Why did you post here?

1. Who expects her to win every match? I expected her to win through to the 3rd Round as she did, and playing Peer should be a very close match. I don’t think anyone expects her to beat everyone so I’m not sure where you got that from…

2. Show us whether it was a “fluke”? You’re showing your true colours because Melbourne and Paris were not flukes, simply Lucie displaying her potential. Sure she achieved outstanding results but with her talent they were bound to come. It was not a fluke, regardless of how far she goes in IW.

Run along. :wavey:
Well, maybe a fluke is a little bit harsh word, but I didn't say it was a fluke, I said that I am not yet convinced she can consistently play like she did in Paris and Melbourne in the future. Look at the quoted posts above. I am just trying to be realistic, that's all. ;) As I said I have no doubt she has huge potential, but you can say that about many players out there. Lucie must convert that potential into consistent game and I think she hasn't yet. And why I post here? Well, Lucka is my compatriot and I have followed her career since she was 15, that's why. :) I have no wish to fight with you, I just think some people here should be a little bit more realistic.

Langers
Mar 10th, 2007, 07:47 AM
;)


Well, maybe a fluke is a little bit harsh word, but I didn't say it was a fluke, I said that I am not yet convinced she can consistently play like she did in Paris and Melbourne in the future. Look at the quoted posts above. I am just trying to be realistic, that's all. ;) As I said I have no doubt she has huge potential, but you can say that about many players out there. Lucie must convert that potential into consistent game and I think she hasn't yet. And why I post here? Well, Lucka is my compatriot and I have followed her career since she was 15, that's why. :) I have no wish to fight with you, I just think some people here should be a little bit more realistic.
i think

in my opinion

if Lucie can play

if she can keep her form up
How are these posts arrogant in any way? We have reason to be confident after the way she has played in 2007 and we know that if she plays to her best she can go deep in this tournament. That is all.

Lunaris
Mar 10th, 2007, 08:00 AM
Ok, as I said I will be confident and probably more expectant after more good wins. I am confident about Vaidisova's game coz she showed she can play consistently at a very good level. Lucka has yet to prove this to me.

btw. It's good you know what part of the sentence you should quote to make your arguments more relevant.

Hant11
Mar 10th, 2007, 08:01 AM
there is an interview with lucie
http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=41637

INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA

THE MODERATOR: We'll take questions for Lucie.

Q. You've had matches this year against Serena. You've had two against Vaidisova. You've had matches against Mauresmo, Petrova. Was that match you just played as difficult as any you played this year?
LUCIE SAFAROVA: Well, it was difficult for me, because I was injured after Paris, and it was the first match that I played on tournament after the injury. It's always the first round of a big event, it's always a little bit nervous, so you don't know what to expect. You are not so used to the court. And so it's always stuff.

Q. What sort of injury did you have after Paris?
LUCIE SAFAROVA: I had shoulder injury.

Q. Which shoulder?
LUCIE SAFAROVA: Left shoulder.

Q. But you're left-handed; right?
LUCIE SAFAROVA: Yeah.

Q. How did it feel today?
LUCIE SAFAROVA: Well, it was fine. It was not bothering me.

Q. Congratulations on your run in Paris. What kind of confidence do you get from these wins, especially from Justine in the semi finals, this wins?
LUCIE SAFAROVA: Yeah, of course, a lot of confidence. With every of those matches, I was feeling better and better on the court. So it was very, very important for me.

Q. What would you say of all the top 10 players you've beaten this year, there's been a few, which is your best victory of the top 10 players you've beaten?
LUCIE SAFAROVA: Yeah, well, every of the top 10 players are playing great, so every of the winning was different because they are playing different game. But I had a great match against Mauresmo in Australian Open and against Hennin in Paris.
This, I really happy that I won it.

Q. I think the point could be made that in that tournament in Paris, when you defeated Vaidisova, Kuznetsova, and Hennin in consecutive matches, I would argue that that's the best run of any woman in the world this year. Would you agree?
LUCIE SAFAROVA: Well, it's nice to hear. I hope that I will just continue to play good and be healthy on the court and I will do my best there.

Q. What kind of chance do you give yourself to win this tournament?
LUCIE SAFAROVA: Yeah, I don't know. It's tough tournament. A lot of good players here. So I'm not looking so far in front of me. I'm looking to my next match and we will see.

Q. I notice that the fellow who's been identified as your boyfriend was watching you play today. Is that -- do you like that or would you prefer he go someplace else?
LUCIE SAFAROVA: Well, I like it. It's always support there and it's -- it's good to have him there because I know that he understands how I feel exactly on the court because he's playing, as well.
So, yeah, it's always nice to have him there.

Q. So after matches he will help you analyze your game and maybe suggest some improvements?
LUCIE SAFAROVA: Not that much. Maybe a little bit we are talking about it. But not too much. We are just relaxing after too much tennis.

Q. What are your goals for this year since now you're like -- you've beaten good top 10 players, and what do you expect for the rest of the year for yourself?
LUCIE SAFAROVA: Well, I will see. I mean, I want to be each year better. So last year, I was finishing in top 50. So I would like to be better this year and I don't want to give me goals that will over stress, stress me. So, yeah, I will see where I could get this year.
THE MODERATOR: Thank you.

End of FastScripts

Langers
Mar 10th, 2007, 08:02 AM
Ok, as I said I will be confident and probably more expectant after more good wins. I am confident about Vaidisova's game coz she showed she can play consistently at a very good level. Lucka has yet to prove this to me.

btw. It's good you know what part of the sentence you should quote to make your arguments more relevant.
Do you struggle with the English language? I didn't need to post the entire sentences because the parts I quoted were relevant to the argument.

Lunaris
Mar 10th, 2007, 08:11 AM
Do you struggle with the English language? I didn't need to post the entire sentences because the parts I quoted were relevant to the argument.
:lol: :rolleyes:
The parts you didn't quote were relevant as well.

Lunaris
Mar 10th, 2007, 08:25 AM
there is an interview with lucie
Thanks Claire. :hatoff:

Dexter
Mar 10th, 2007, 08:39 AM
Ooops. Serbian Sensations are not the only battlefields in here. :drool: ;)

Lunaris
Mar 10th, 2007, 08:50 AM
Ooops. Serbian Sensations are not the only battlefields in here. :drool: ;)
:eek: discovered :bolt: :lol:

tomasandLucie
Mar 10th, 2007, 09:52 AM
Thanks for the artical

tomasandLucie
Mar 10th, 2007, 10:00 AM
*I must say you guys entertain me*:) :) :devil: :worship:

dybbuk
Mar 10th, 2007, 07:54 PM
Ooops. Serbian Sensations are not the only battlefields in here. :drool: ;)

maybe we'll be able to start a 'Let's Fight! :armed:' thread like Beauty and Her Beasts soon! :drool: ;)

SloKid
Mar 10th, 2007, 08:24 PM
Guys play nice, please, don't me make actually do some work. :awww:

Anyway I agree with Lunaris in a way that Lucie is a confidance type player, when her confidence is up she can compete with everyone.
And she still needs to find some consistency, I mean she won Gold Coast last year and she disappeared afterwards basically, true she had injury problems right after that, but could never really find her game back.

Some of you were way too optimistic saying she'll ease past Radwanska and it wasn't quite like that.

dadouch
Mar 10th, 2007, 11:54 PM
Well, tough game against Radwanska, maybe Lucie will follow the same pattern like in France (tough first round against Pironkova and then tennis worth a champion :worship: )

~|Naomi|~
Mar 11th, 2007, 01:24 AM
Come on guys, let's not fight. Yes I know your argument had nothing to do with me directly, but indirectly it affects every member of Lucie's lookout. I assume as we are all posting in here we are fans of Lucie. We are all entitled to an opinion, whether that is optimistic or cautious. We are also all entitled to express that opinion without being shot down. Now I'm not saying we can't disagree, of course we can. But it is how those differences of opinion are expressed that is important, in particular respect for each other.

dulkogii
Mar 11th, 2007, 01:36 AM
COURT 4 start 10:00 am
ATP - M Russell (USA) vs [11]T Berdych (CZE)
ATP - C Moya (ESP) vs [25]R Stepanek (CZE)
WTA - [11]S Peer (ISR) vs [19]L Safarova (CZE)
WTA - [1] L Raymond (USA) / S Stosur (AUS) vs Y Fedak (UKR) / A Kudryavtseva (RUS)
ATP - [12]N Djokovic (SRB) vs R Ginepri (USA)
ATP - [4]N Davydenko (RUS) vs S Querrey (USA

tomasandLucie
Mar 11th, 2007, 09:12 AM
Good Luck Lucie against Peer

Lunaris
Mar 11th, 2007, 11:23 AM
Let me just say I am a very realistic person and don't fancy people being overconfident after one or two good tournaments (it might be my experience with Daniela why my approach is such). Also I like to express my view when I have one, but of course don't wanna be a cause of any disturbance in Lucka's forum. So sorry if anyone was offended by my post. :angel:

In GM I wrote that the upcoming match against Peer will tell us more (not everything) about Lucka's results in Paris and Melbourne, I hope it will be a piece of positive news.

SloKid
Mar 11th, 2007, 12:52 PM
Come on guys, let's not fight. Yes I know your argument had nothing to do with me directly, but indirectly it affects every member of Lucie's lookout. I assume as we are all posting in here we are fans of Lucie. We are all entitled to an opinion, whether that is optimistic or cautious. We are also all entitled to express that opinion without being shot down. Now I'm not saying we can't disagree, of course we can. But it is how those differences of opinion are expressed that is important, in particular respect for each other.
Well said. :yeah:

dulkogii
Mar 11th, 2007, 07:24 PM
good luck Lucie!

you can do it!

dulkogii
Mar 11th, 2007, 11:17 PM
Peer def Safarova 6-3 1-6 6-4

Lunaris
Mar 11th, 2007, 11:30 PM
Even if she lost, I believe it's a positive sign for her future. Peer is in form and is a little bit more experienced with these matches, so it's no shame to lose like this.

Good fight Luci. :sad:

Dexter
Mar 11th, 2007, 11:36 PM
:sad:

Good luck in Miami, Lucka. :yeah::hug:

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 12th, 2007, 02:03 AM
Lucie :sad: :sad: :sad:

Langers
Mar 12th, 2007, 09:00 AM
Well said. :yeah:
If you say so. :rolleyes:

Disappointing loss Lucie. :( Better luck in Miami.

PerfectForm
Mar 12th, 2007, 09:56 AM
So close... Lucie needs to maintain her standard of play once she's in her zone. Do well for Miami now Lucie!

SloKid
Mar 12th, 2007, 12:46 PM
It's a shame that she lost, but the scoreline shows she is close to players in the top 20.
Let's see what she'll do in Miami, hoping for a good result in a stronger field than IW.

If you say so. :rolleyes:
Yes, I do say so, is that a problem?

iPatty
Mar 16th, 2007, 12:28 AM
lucie's a bit like ana at this point. can go through patches where she plays great, but sometime falters in big matches.

i feel lucie's more consistent than ana, so it shouldn't be too hard for her to improve on that part.

good luck in miami!

jarkko
Mar 16th, 2007, 06:03 AM
go Lucie, good luck in SEO :bigclap:

~|Naomi|~
Mar 17th, 2007, 10:06 AM
It's a shame that she lost, but the scoreline shows she is close to players in the top 20.
Let's see what she'll do in Miami, hoping for a good result in a stronger field than IW.


I agree. Dissappointing Lucie couldn't go further but there is no shame in 6-4 in the 3rd set to Peer. Hopefully with the matches in IW after the break, Lucie will get sharper in Miami.