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The Daviator
Jul 7th, 2007, 11:48 AM
Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome

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Week 6, Tier I, Draw Size 32

Welcome to Rome, the next stop on the ATC, and one of the most prestigious events on the circuit, last week in Amelia Island, Marion Bartoli came through a depleted field to claim her first title, hopefully all the regulars will be back in action this week and we'll have a great tournament.

Draw Posted - Monday 18:00 CET

Points Deadline - Tuesday 18:00 CET

The Daviator
Jul 7th, 2007, 11:49 AM
Aces To Play

Bartoli - 4
Benesova - 3
Bremond - 1
Camerin - 3
Cibulkova - 4
Chakvetadze - 4
Davenport - 0
Dechy - 4
Dementieva - 2
Dominguez Lino - 4
Golovin - 2
Harkleroad - 3
Henin - 4
Jankovic - 3
Krajicek - 1
Kirilenko - 1
Kutuzova - 1
Molik - 3
Mauresmo - 1
Myskina - 3
Medina Garrigues - 4
Paszek - 1
Peer - 3
Pennetta - 4
Rezai - 4
Safarova - 3
Sharapova - 0
Stosur - 0
Tanasugarn - 2
S. Williams - 0
V. Williams - 2
Zvonareva - 2

The Daviator
Jul 7th, 2007, 11:49 AM
Draw

Nathalie Dechy(1) v Aravane Rezai
Viktoriya Kutuzova v Maria Sharapova
Flavia Pennetta v Maria Kirilenko
Anastasia Myskina v Elena Dementieva(8)

Venus Williams(5) v Tamarine Tanasugarn
Dominika Cibulkova v Tatiana Golovin
Jelena Jankovic v Justine Henin
Lindsay Davenport v Alicia Molik(4)

Anabel Medina Garrigues(3) v Iveta Benesova
Serena Williams v Anna Chakvetadze
Shahar Peer v Lourdes Dominguez Lino
Amelie Mauresmo v Lucie Safarova(6)

Marion Bartoli(7) v Tamira Paszek
Vera Zvonareva v Michaella Krajicek
Ashley Harkleroad v Maria Elena Camerin
Samantha Stosur v Severine Bremond(2)

The Daviator
Jul 7th, 2007, 11:50 AM
OOP

Tuesday - R32

Wednesday - R16

Thursday - QFs

Friday - SFs and F

The Daviator
Jul 7th, 2007, 11:50 AM
Player Of The Week

http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/8508/captxrg17706011849francuy6.jpg

Michaella Krajicek

Congrats Misa! She wins POTW for her great week in Amelia Island (even if she did eventually lose 0 & 0 :o), which saw her take out top seed Dechy on her best surface, despite not having a single ace to play, well she'll have one in Rome :yeah:

Harvs
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:03 PM
:(i didnt get 2 use my extra ace last week cause ive been away for the past 10 days... any chance of me being able to use it here?

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:05 PM
Grr I Still Have No Aces :(

The Daviator
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:06 PM
...;11155309']:(i didnt get 2 use my extra ace last week cause ive been away for the past 10 days... any chance of me being able to use it here?

Yes, you can use it here :)

Keaka
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:09 PM
I didn't get to use my extra ace too at the AO... :(

Does that count too? :p

The Daviator
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:11 PM
I didn't get to use my extra ace too at the AO... :(

Does that count too? :p

Yes, you can use it here too :p

Keaka
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:15 PM
Thanks :D

Harvs
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:19 PM
cheers.

Imperfect Angel
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:36 PM
:lol: Misa is very happy with the honour but it's still :o .:tape:
She hopes to win one match again here though.:angel:

Keaka
Jul 7th, 2007, 12:43 PM
Anyone here in doubles with Myskina? :awww:

Farina Elia Fan
Jul 7th, 2007, 01:04 PM
The french DOMINATE this tour - time for Rezai, Golovin and Mauresmo to step up

ilovepaszek
Jul 7th, 2007, 02:05 PM
Anyone with Sharapova in doubles?

Keaka
Jul 7th, 2007, 06:33 PM
^^ Sharapova/Myskina ?

Vamos.
Jul 7th, 2007, 09:27 PM
The french DOMINATE this tour - time for Rezai, Golovin and Mauresmo to step up

Shut.up. I am only going to dominate at RG.

Droolv
Jul 7th, 2007, 10:28 PM
Golovin/Stosur for doubles!! Hopefully we'll get a win ;)

Harvs
Jul 8th, 2007, 12:20 AM
Golovin/Stosur for doubles!! Hopefully we'll get a win ;)

what happened to golovin/hantuchova? :eek: :eek: :eek:

The Daviator
Jul 8th, 2007, 12:22 AM
...;11161133']what happened to golovin/hantuchova? :eek: :eek: :eek:

There is no Hantuchova in this game ;)

Farina Elia Fan
Jul 8th, 2007, 12:39 AM
Shut.up. I am only going to dominate at RG.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



didnt you get my memo? :confused: :confused: :confused:



Nathalie has reserved the 4 slams - you can have Eastbourne if you want?

Droolv
Jul 8th, 2007, 12:39 AM
...;11161133']what happened to golovin/hantuchova? :eek: :eek: :eek:

Harvs this is ATC not WTL. I'm Golovin in both games. :lol:

In ATC I play with Stosur and in WTL I play with Hantuchova (we're number 1) ;)

ilovepaszek
Jul 8th, 2007, 03:50 AM
^^ Sharapova/Myskina ?

OK I can send points

Harvs
Jul 8th, 2007, 03:56 AM
Harvs this is ATC not WTL. I'm Golovin in both games. :lol:

In ATC I play with Stosur and in WTL I play with Hantuchova (we're number 1) ;)

hahaha oh god, im losing my freaking mind!

Medina
Jul 8th, 2007, 04:52 AM
Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome
Doubles

Welcome To ATC doubles!

Entry List:

Sharapova/Myskina: 1

Bremond/Mauresmo: 1

Dechy/Rezzai: 4

Henin/Molik: 3

Jankovic/Panetta: 3

Kirilenko/Paszek: 1

Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino: 3

Harkleroad/Chakvetadze: 3

Shiavone/Stosur: 1

Bartoli/Dementieva: 3

Peer/Karjicek: 1

Draw:

(1) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze Vs Bye
Sharapova/Myskina Vs Stosur/Golovin
(4)Kirilenko/Paszek Vs Bye
Bartoli/Dementieva Vs Krajicek/Peer

Dechy/Rezai Vs Jankovic/Pennetta
(3)Bremond/Mauresmo Vs Bye
Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino Vs Bye
Bye Vs (2) Henin/Molik

Im am trying a new system, go on that, and check out the draw, i will constantly update it!



OOP!

Monday - R16

Tuesday - QF

Wednesday - SF

Thursday - F!


Points Deadline - Monday 20:00 GMT+10

CAN ALL DOUBLES TEAMS SEND NEW POINTS FOR CLAY COURT... IF NOT I WILL HAVE TO SEND PM'S IF NOT W/O

ASAP!

Medina
Jul 8th, 2007, 05:21 AM
"This time its mine"
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r203/takako_moriyama/57301152-1.jpg

after reaching the semi Finals Of Amelia Island, Lourdes Domginguez Lino is posotive, she will have another good tournament here

"i won the tournament in Doubles, and i made the semi's of singles, But i want to make the top 10 again. Its my new goal"

When she arrived at rome, she went around shopping with her doubles partner Tamarine Tanasugarn and her friends New comer Tatiana Golovin, and Samantha Stosur, With Tatiana implaying that she knew where the shops once coming here for a holiday.

"well it was fun, I mean Its really fun to go shopping, i mean which girl doenst like shopping, its fun!"

Then they immidiatly shifted and went to train, WIth Golovin showing us her imense power in her shots. Her coach Medina later took her To another court, and was teaching her a new drills

"he wanted me to Go up to the net, not stay back, Hes a clay court specialist exactly like me, I hope i can back into the top 10, and kick arse in doubles"

Droolv
Jul 8th, 2007, 05:38 AM
Medina, how do u send doubls points???

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jul 8th, 2007, 06:40 AM
Hey Medina it is Golovin/Stosur not Fran..

Medina
Jul 8th, 2007, 10:39 AM
Medina, how do u send doubls points???

U already have some i can use.. But u can send some, Feel free to do so.

I need points from

Henin/Molik or another withdrawal, its seems like there scared of the clay

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jul 8th, 2007, 11:29 AM
When are doubles results?

Medina
Jul 8th, 2007, 11:31 AM
Tommorow. Around 12pm Sydney Time :D Good luck

Alizé Molik
Jul 8th, 2007, 11:37 AM
erm what's with the Bartoli hate in that first post Daviator?

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jul 8th, 2007, 11:38 AM
Tommorow. Around 12pm Sydney Time :D Good luck

Kool! Ill need it :help:

The Daviator
Jul 8th, 2007, 11:47 AM
erm what's with the Bartoli hate in that first post Daviator?

What hate? :confused:

Alizé Molik
Jul 8th, 2007, 11:55 AM
Marion Bartoli came through a depleted field to claim her first title, hopefully all the regulars will be back in action this week and we'll have a great tournament.

I was joking but this sort of implies that Marion only won because the seeds lost early and you hope they'll come back and win which would be a good tournament further implying that Bartoli winning wasn't good :p

The Daviator
Jul 8th, 2007, 11:59 AM
I was joking but this sort of implies that Marion only won because the seeds lost early and you hope they'll come back and win which would be a good tournament further implying that Bartoli winning wasn't good :p

No, not at all :lol: :hug: I always say 'hopefully this will be a great tournament' in the preview ;) Marion probably would have won anyway, or been very tough to beat, it's just there were 9 walkovers in Amelia Island, so I hope there are none in Rome :p

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jul 8th, 2007, 12:03 PM
Can you use my last week points?

The Daviator
Jul 8th, 2007, 12:04 PM
Can you use my last week points?

Sure :)

Harvs
Jul 8th, 2007, 04:01 PM
crap crap crap... sorry medina, i thort henin had send them in... i will send in our doubles points now! SORRY!

Droolv
Jul 8th, 2007, 10:16 PM
Daviator have I sent points yet?? :confused:

The Daviator
Jul 8th, 2007, 10:19 PM
Daviator have I sent points yet?? :confused:

You sent points for Amelia Island, so I'll use those unless you want to send new ones :p

Oh, and you can all call me Dav :p

Droolv
Jul 8th, 2007, 10:23 PM
You sent points for Amelia Island, so I'll use those unless you want to send new ones :p

Oh, and you can all call me Dav :p

Can you use my Amelia Island ones, Dav :p

MH0861
Jul 8th, 2007, 10:24 PM
Can Kirilenko get a good draw for once?

kthx Dav :)

The Daviator
Jul 8th, 2007, 10:34 PM
Can you use my Amelia Island ones, Dav :p

Sure :p

Can Kirilenko get a good draw for once?

kthx Dav :)

Rigging the draw as we speak :worship:

GracefulVenus
Jul 9th, 2007, 02:17 AM
Venus is Ready!

Ntour
Jul 9th, 2007, 02:42 AM
did you get my points?

Medina
Jul 9th, 2007, 03:03 AM
Doubles results are getting resulted now

OOP:!

Center court:

Dechy/Rezai Vs Jankovic/Pennetta

Court1:
Sharapova/Myskina Vs Stosur/Golovin

Bartoli/Dementieva Vs Krajicek/Peer

Medina
Jul 9th, 2007, 03:41 AM
Dechy/Rezai Vs Jankovic/Pennetta

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/541/dechy4.jpg

Dechy/Rezai d. Jankovic/Pennetta 6-3 1-6 7-5

Great match from the all french team, They really had a stronger plan the The former world number 3's. Bad luck for Jankovic/Pennetta there having a big slump now


Sharapova/Myskina Vs Stosur/Golovin

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/545/U1843P6T12D2395010F44DT20060814033348.jpg

Sharapova/Myskina d. Stosur/Golovin 6-1 6-1

seriously, Stosur and Golovin need to change there game plan. They havnt been strong, Maybe mix your points a bit. Good job Sharapova.Myskina on your first doubles tournament


Bartoli/Dementieva Vs Krajicek/Peer
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3261/1505_1497_1489_1493_1489_3_6.jpg

Krajicek/Peer d. Bartoli/Dementieva 7-5 7-5

This match, had alot of Cointossed, and most of them went the Krajicek/Peer way. Bad luck For Bartoli/Dementieva who has had some big wins in the past. With Lensa serving many doubles in this match

Imperfect Angel
Jul 9th, 2007, 09:21 AM
Phew!At last,a win in doubles!:)(or did Krajicek/Peer win a match before this?I don't think I remember)
Bartoli/Dementieva :hug:

Alizé Molik
Jul 9th, 2007, 01:27 PM
BARTOLI QUEEN OF CLAY

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3116/b_bartoli_0601.jpg

World number 7 Marion Bartoli of France arrived last night in Rome as a serious contender after her suprise victory last week at Amelia Island.

After finishing the Australian rebound ace season 1/3 win/loss record Bartoli blew away the number 7 and number 4 seeded players to take her maiden title without dropping a set. The victory was crowned by her 6-1 6-2 thumping of Tamarine Tanasugarn in the final.

"I knew that once I made it on to clay things would be different, I have time to hit my shots and play the kind of tennis I love to play here and I can't wait to really show the ATC tour what I can do...I'm only just getting started!!"

When asked about France's dominance of the tour, Marion laughed; "Well we have now three girls in the top 10 and I think nearly all the titles this year have been won by us so it's a good feeling and we are definently the most talented country on the tour"

The Daviator
Jul 9th, 2007, 07:45 PM
Draw posted :wavey:

MH0861
Jul 9th, 2007, 08:15 PM
Thanks for nothing, Dav. :(

When you said you were rigging the draw, I didn't expect you to give Kirilenko a 4-Acer :sobbing:

The Daviator
Jul 9th, 2007, 08:34 PM
Thanks for nothing, Dav. :(

When you said you were rigging the draw, I didn't expect you to give Kirilenko a 4-Acer :sobbing:

You have 1 ace, you're pretty much screwed against anyone :p

Don't worry, I'll give you a cakewalk at RG ;)

Imperfect Angel
Jul 9th, 2007, 08:48 PM
Thanks for nothing, Dav. :(

When you said you were rigging the draw, I didn't expect you to give Kirilenko a 4-Acer :sobbing:

Hey,Misa(0 Ace) won Dechy(4 Ace) last week!!!but got double bagelled though.:p :lol:
Hope you will be better with that one ace.:)

MH0861
Jul 9th, 2007, 08:53 PM
You have 1 ace, you're pretty much screwed against anyone :p

Don't worry, I'll give you a cakewalk at RG ;)

You could have given me Sharapova :( :lol:

Alizé Molik
Jul 10th, 2007, 02:48 AM
bon tableau pour Marion :D

LDF
Jul 10th, 2007, 07:36 AM
Lindsay arrives in Rome

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39297000/jpg/_39297446_davenport_ap300x245.jpg
Lindsay walks onto the practice courts.

Rome, ITA -- After missing last week's event in Amelia Island due to a 'minor ankle injury', Lindsay Davenport is ready to begin her clay campaign on the courts of Rome. The American has not enjoyed a particularly successful start to the season so far, and does not expect her fortunes to turn around here.

'I don't even know why we have to play on this stuff,' said an indignant Lindsay. 'But, you know, I might as well come here so I can get some appearance money and get a few points towards my ranking. The tour director threatened to kill my husband if I didn't come anyway. I'm not too bothered about going deep in these warm-ups; I'm aiming to cause the biggest shock of the season and stumble my way to the French title in a couple of weeks.'

Harvs
Jul 10th, 2007, 08:36 AM
haha i like the crossout haha

Alizé Molik
Jul 10th, 2007, 08:56 AM
is the first round today?!

Medina
Jul 10th, 2007, 02:41 PM
(1) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze Vs Sharapova/Myskina
(4)Kirilenko/Paszek Vs Krajicek/Peer

(3)Bremond/Mauresmo Vs Dechy/Rezai
Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino Vs (2) Henin/Molik

sorry for it being so late, my Arena in Sydney had a sudden blackout, ill try to do these straight away

Medina
Jul 10th, 2007, 03:19 PM
(1) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze Vs Sharapova/Myskina

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3201/5d3e7fc7-2671-4538-8b81-db0a21250929.jpg

(1) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze d. Sharapova/Myskina 1-6 6-4 6-3

Bad luck for the debutatnts having run into the number 1 seeds, and 2 time Title winners. THey just reclaimed there stop at no.1 lets see how they do in the rest of the tournament.


(4) Kirilenko/Paszek Vs Krajicek/Peer

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3171/XNYF281083021_800x600.jpg

Krajicek/Peer d. (4) Kirilenko/Paszek 7-6(0) 7-6(0)

This is the best tournament in Krajicek/Peer having won 2 matches. Hopefully this tournamnet will get them Close to the packs rankings.


(3) Bremond/Mauresmo Vs Dechy/Rezai

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3414/ara1.jpg

Dechy/Rezai d. (3) Bremond/Mauresmo 6-3 7-5

This was a shocker when i was doing the scores, But it looks liek Dechy/Rezai are coming and getting storgner as season 1 goes on, Lets see how they do in the rest of the tournament

Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino Vs (2) Henin/Molik

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/647/21237606542molik.jpg

(2) Henin/Molik d. Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino 5-7 6-1 6-3

The Queens of dubs are back, after having a withdrawal last week, it seems as if the team wanted to claim there number 1 stop again, defeating Tammy and LDL, the Amelia island champs In 3 tough sets

Medina
Jul 10th, 2007, 03:21 PM
(1) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze Vs Krajicek/Peer

Dechy/Rezai Vs (2) Henin/Molik

Imperfect Angel
Jul 10th, 2007, 04:07 PM
:eek: :bolt:
Krajicek/Peer :woohoo: :banana: :yippee: :bounce:

:lol:

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:03 PM
R32 coming up :)

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:06 PM
Round of 32

Chakvetadze def. S. Williams

Krajicek def. Zvonareva

Walkover

Serena and Vera are retired :wavey:

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:09 PM
Round of 32

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41708000/jpg/_41708074_rezai_ap300.jpg

Rezai def. Dechy(1)
6-3 6-4 :eek:

Dechy does not play well as the #1 :eek: ;) Mind you, both had 4 aces, so it was always going to be tough, nice to see Aravane finally getting some wins in the game :yeah:

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:12 PM
Round of 32

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Kutuzova def. Sharapova
2-6 6-4 6-4

In the battle of the newcomers, it's Vika who comes out on top, she staged a nice comeback, but it was still a good display from Maria :yeah:

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:17 PM
Round of 32

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41379000/jpg/_41379428_tennis_416.jpg

Pennetta def. Kirilenko
6-0 4-6 7-6(6) :eek:

Maria :sad: Had you kept your old points you would have won :o Still, you're playing really well, and I can see a big breakthrough for you soon :hug: Flav ;) Luck is on your side :p

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:20 PM
Round of 32

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_2398_gallery.JPG

Myskina def. Dementieva(8)
7-5 7-5

Solid win for Nastya :yeah: She really knew when to attack and hold back, Elena :hug: Not liking the clay much.

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:24 PM
Round of 32

http://www.thethaovietnam.com.vn/Library/Images/12/2006/08/Venus%20Williams.jpg

V. Williams(5) def. Tanasugarn
4-6 7-6(2) 6-3

Venus went into a bit of a slump after winning Sydney, but this is an impressive win against the Amelia Island finalist :yeah: Tammy :hug:

Keaka
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:24 PM
Anastasia :bounce:

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Round of 32

http://static.twoday.net/voelkl/images/domenika_cibulkova3.jpg

Cibulkova def. Golovin
6-4 6-4

Domi's extra aces were the deciding factor in this match, Tati still looking for her first win :hug:

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:32 PM
Round of 32

http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/060125/060125_Justine_vmed_10p_.widec.jpg

Henin def. Jankovic
2-6 7-5 6-4

Great comeback win by the Belgian, despite having 4 aces, Justine leaves herself vulnerable early in sets, and she was lucky to edge this one, but come through she did :yeah:

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Round of 32

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/6380/r100791307748ef8.jpg

Molik(4) def. Davenport
7-5 6-2

Lindsay played so well in the first set, but Alicia wore her down to wrap up the straight sets win, Lindsay will want the clay season to end as soon as possible :p

LDF
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Lindsay played so well in the first set, but Alicia wore her down to wrap up the straight sets win, Lindsay will want the clay season to end as soon as possible :p

Damn right :p

Congrats Alicia :yeah:

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:45 PM
Round of 32

http://www.sportinglife.com/pictures/general/medinagarrigues.jpg

Medina Garrigues(3) def. Benesova
6-4 6-3

Straightforward win for the Spanish third seed, she was always in control throughout, Iveta :hug:

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:49 PM
Round of 32

http://www.pragueopen.cz/2005/pix/peer.jpg

Peer def. Dominguez Lino
6-4 5-7 6-3

:eek: Surprise win for Shahar against the clay-court specialist, LDL has too many lapses of concentration, and her 4 aces won't be enough unless she doesn't use them wisely ;) Congrats Shahar :yeah:

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:52 PM
Round of 32

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200601/r69001_191508.jpg

Safarova(6) def. Mauresmo
6-2 6-3

Lucie's 2 extra aces proved too much for Amelie to overcome, but she's still convinced she'll win RG ;)

*Jean*
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:52 PM
Round of 32

http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_6283_gallery.JPG

Kutuzova def. Sharapova
2-6 6-4 6-4

In the battle of the newcomers, it's Vika who comes out on top, she staged a nice comeback, but it was still a good display from Maria :yeah:

It's nice to win my first match, but it would have been better with a picture of my Vika Kutuzova instead of a pic of Vika Azarenka ;)

Vamos.
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:53 PM
:worship:...Momo, you are so good at this game. :yeah:

almost as good as Davenport:)

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:55 PM
Round of 32

http://www.liberation.fr/actualite/sports/_files/file_256761_19226.jpg

Bartoli(7) def. Paszek
6-0 6-0 :eek:

Second double bagel for Marion! :eek: She's really going to be tough to beat, and if she doesn't slip up, she'll go far in all her clay events, Tamira :sad: Had you used your ace earlier, you would have avoided the double bagel :p

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:58 PM
Round of 32

http://www.ashley-harkleroad.com/gallery02/187.jpg

Harkleroad def. Camerin
6-3 6-7(5) 6-4

Really high quality match, Ashley is tough to beat in three-setters, MEC fought well, but it wasn't enough :hug:

ViennaCalling
Jul 10th, 2007, 06:59 PM
OMFG :help:

Clay with 1 Ace is a damn surface :tape:

Is it possible not to play on Clay Tournaments anymore? I will start again at the Grass tournaments ...

Keaka
Jul 10th, 2007, 07:04 PM
Myskina succesful

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Art/SPORTS/050710/050710_myskina_hmed_8a.jpg%20.hmedium.jpg

Russian upcoming player Anastasia Myskina succesfully reached the second round in the Rome tournament.She defeated the 8th seed and one of her better friends on tour, Elena Dementieva.She needed 96 minutes for her 75 75 win.The serve of both women only got worse and worse throughout the match.Both made 16 double faults, one time Myskina even served into the crowd instead into the place where she should serve.

"My serve is really being a bitch.I mean, it's like going 200 kilometres far.I decided I will start to serve underhand." says depressed Myskina, who is constantly mad about her serve."The only thing that made me feel better is that Elena made the same number of double faults as me.But otherwise she really played an awesome match, too bad she couldn't extend it into a third set, it would be an awesome match.She's a nice player, and isn't a bitch.That's why we get along - differences always get along.My plans for today are practicing the fuckin serve and toasting my victory with a few bottles of champagne.I hope I won't be drunk and will be able to play tomorrow.Because I'm sure that with a clay specialist like Pennetta I will play for 5 hours minimum.She just never gives up.Ok, got to go now, bye" has said Myskina in an interview shortly after her victory.

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 07:07 PM
It's nice to win my first match, but it would have been better with a picture of my Vika Kutuzova instead of a pic of Vika Azarenka ;)

Sorry :lol: :o I typed 'Vika Kutuzova' in google images and that came up :lol: :tape:

New pic posted :p

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 07:11 PM
OMFG :help:

Clay with 1 Ace is a damn surface :tape:

Is it possible not to play on Clay Tournaments anymore? I will start again at the Grass tournaments ...

I'll use your current points for the rest of the clay season and you can send new ones when the grass season starts :p

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 07:14 PM
Round of 32

http://www.la-croix.com/mm/illustrations/Multimedia/Actu/2006/7/3/bremond2.jpg

Bremond(2) def. Stosur
6-3 6-3

Solid win for Sev, who just needs to win one more match to become #1 again now that Dechy has lost, Sam :hug:

The Daviator
Jul 10th, 2007, 07:16 PM
Updated Draw

Aravane Rezai v Viktoriya Kutuzova
Flavia Pennetta v Anastasia Myskina

Venus Williams(5) v Dominika Cibulkova
Justine Henin v Alicia Molik(4)

Anabel Medina Garrigues(3) v Anna Chakvetadze
Shahar Peer v Lucie Safarova(6)

Marion Bartoli(7) v Michaella Krajicek
Ashley Harkleroad v Severine Bremond(2)

Well done winners :clap2: R16 tomorrow :)

Imperfect Angel
Jul 10th, 2007, 07:17 PM
Misa :o Vera,hope you will be back soon.:)
Winners!:worship:
Losers :hug:

Imperfect Angel
Jul 10th, 2007, 07:18 PM
What?!!!!!OMG Bartoli again next :scared:
Misa,you better withdraw now or else another double bagel :tape:

Geoffrey91
Jul 10th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Round of 32

http://www.la-croix.com/mm/illustrations/Multimedia/Actu/2006/7/3/bremond2.jpg

Bremond(2) def. Stosur
6-3 6-3

Solid win for Sev, who just needs to win one more match to become #1 again now that Dechy has lost, Sam :hug:

I want to become #1 again. I think i always deserve to be #1. Even on one of my worst surface, i have best results that Dechy who play in her best surface ! Unlucky, Ashley is a though opponent with 3 aces but with my talent, i believe in me :)

tennisbuddy12
Jul 10th, 2007, 08:57 PM
good luck Sev!

MH0861
Jul 10th, 2007, 09:04 PM
OMG another heartbreaking loss for Maria against someone with 3 more aces :sobbing: :sobbing:

Kevin.
Jul 10th, 2007, 09:08 PM
tammy :sad::hysteric::sobbing: what a match against the fifth seed!

GracefulVenus
Jul 10th, 2007, 09:56 PM
Venus moves on in Rome! :yeah:

Alizé Molik
Jul 10th, 2007, 11:30 PM
can Marion just let her win, like, a game please....

Hantu515
Jul 11th, 2007, 04:52 AM
do you know what has to happen for Medina Garrigues to be #1, I don't really think I'll win the tournament or anything but I think it's possible if you could let me know that'd be great.

Medina
Jul 11th, 2007, 10:42 AM
Daviator, Will there be a fed cup, cause me ands medina can kick arse!

Geoffrey91
Jul 11th, 2007, 10:48 AM
It there is a Fed Cup competition, there is only one possible winner : FRANCE

RA : Nath,Seve,Amé
Gr : Amé,Seve
TB : Nath, Marion, Aravane
HA : Tati, Aravane
IN : Marion

Alizé Molik
Jul 11th, 2007, 12:43 PM
It there is a Fed Cup competition, there is only one possible winner : FRANCE

RA : Nath,Seve,Amé
Gr : Amé,Seve
TB : Nath, Marion, Aravane
HA : Tati, Aravane
IN : Marion

that is so true! We rule this game :cool:

Imperfect Angel
Jul 11th, 2007, 12:47 PM
can Marion just let her win, like, a game please....

We'll see later.:p But thanks to you for your kindness in advance.;)
:lol:

Medina
Jul 11th, 2007, 03:04 PM
(1) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze Vs Krajicek/Peer

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3261/p1779g5.jpg

Krajicek/Peer d. (1) harkleroad/Chakvetadze 4-6 6-3 6-3

This is the best tournament by far these 2 have had, They had a win loss record at 0-3 now they make a tierI final which is a good accomplishment, Hopefully this win will raise there confidence for the final


Dechy/Rezai Vs (2) Henin/Molik

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/8264712henin.jpg

(2) Henin/Molik d. Dechy/Rezai 6-3 6-2

Henin/Molik are back and are back to dominating play. They crushed Dechy/Rezai Play. And are now in the final. Lets see how they go in the final with tough competitors, Krajicek/Peer

Imperfect Angel
Jul 11th, 2007, 04:28 PM
:eek: really unbelievable!!!:bolt:
:woohoo: Misa/Peer!
Anna/Ashley :hug:

The Daviator
Jul 11th, 2007, 05:40 PM
do you know what has to happen for Medina Garrigues to be #1, I don't really think I'll win the tournament or anything but I think it's possible if you could let me know that'd be great.

If Sev loses her next match, all you have to do is reach the final and you'll be #1 :yeah:

Daviator, Will there be a fed cup, cause me ands medina can kick arse!

There may be a Fed Cup in the off-season :yeah:

Geoffrey91
Jul 11th, 2007, 05:47 PM
If Sev loses her next match, all you have to do is reach the final and you'll be #1 :yeah:





Anyway grass season coming soon... And Wimbledon is my dream... I want it so much, i will have it.

The Daviator
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:04 PM
Round of 16 on the way! :bounce:

The Daviator
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:07 PM
Round of 16

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Kutuzova def. Rezai
6-4 7-6(5)

What a debut by Vika! Despite having 3 less aces, she manages to take out Aravane in straight sets and is into the quarter-finals of her first event :yeah:

*Jean*
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:09 PM
Vika :eek: :eek:

The Daviator
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:10 PM
Round of 16

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_2398_gallery.JPG

Myskina def. Pennetta
7-5 3-6 7-6(6) :eek:

Match of the day! Nastya battled all the way against Flav who looked like she was going to win after taking the second set, great match by both :worship:

Imperfect Angel
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:13 PM
Congrats Kutuzova & Myskina!

The Daviator
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:14 PM
Round of 16

http://static.twoday.net/voelkl/images/domenika_cibulkova3.jpg

Cibulkova def. V. Williams(5)
6-2 6-3

Domi used her clay-court expertise to overcome Venus in a match that was closer that the scoreline suggests, Vee :hug: Domi :yeah:

The Daviator
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:18 PM
Round of 16

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Molik(4) def. Henin
6-2 6-1

Justine actually had one more ace than Alicia :o But she waited too long before attacking, whilst Alicia used a very clever strategy, I hope to see Justine changing up her gameplan a bit because she can do well on this surface :p

Imperfect Angel
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:19 PM
Venus :sad:

The Daviator
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:21 PM
Round of 16

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40030000/jpg/_40030200_tennis4.jpg

Chakvetadze def. Medina Garrigues(3)
7-5 6-1 :eek:

Both had 4 aces, but it was Anna who went for her shots and they all landed in, Anabel is a bit tired from all her wins recently :hug:

The Daviator
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:24 PM
Round of 16

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Safarova(6) def. Peer
6-2 6-3

Lucie's strong start to the season continues with a solid win over Shahar, who's good surfaces are yet to come :p

The Daviator
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Round of 16

http://www.liberation.fr/actualite/sports/_files/file_256761_19226.jpg

Bartoli(7) def. Krajicek
6-3 6-2

Much better this week from Misa! :eek: ;) But still not enough :p Marion's unbeaten streak on clay continues.

Geoffrey91
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:28 PM
After Sev on Rebound Ace, Marion on clay :)

The Daviator
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:30 PM
Round of 16

http://www.ashley-harkleroad.com/gallery02/187.jpg

Harkleroad def. Bremond(2)
7-6(4) 6-4

Competitive match, but Ashley's two extra aces proved decisive, Sev :hug: I'm sure you'll get to #1 again ;)

Imperfect Angel
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:32 PM
Thanks for the 5 games Marion!:lol:
Misa,Peer :hug:
Hey,we each won the same total of games in our own match.:lol:
That's why we're good partners.:p

The Daviator
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:33 PM
Updated Draw

Viktoriya Kutuzova v Anastasia Myskina

Dominika Cibulkova v Alicia Molik(4)

Anna Chakvetadze v Lucie Safarova(6)

Marion Bartoli(7) v Ashley Harkleroad

Congrats winners :yeah: QFs tomorrow :wavey:

Keaka
Jul 11th, 2007, 06:34 PM
:bounce: Myskina

Alizé Molik
Jul 12th, 2007, 12:12 AM
Marion! 7 match winning streak!

GracefulVenus
Jul 12th, 2007, 05:11 PM
Horrible loss for Venus (even on clay)

Tennis-Chick
Jul 12th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Anna! :bounce:

The Daviator
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:07 PM
QFs start now! :D

The Daviator
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:09 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_2398_gallery.JPG

Myskina def. Kutuzova
6-2 6-4

Great win for Nastya, she's a smart player and I feel she has the potential to do really well in this game :yeah: Vika :hug: Nastya was just too crafty today ;)

The Daviator
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:12 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://static.twoday.net/voelkl/images/domenika_cibulkova3.jpg

Cibulkova def. Molik(4)
7-6(4) 6-3

Good effort from Alicia, but Domi loves this surface, and even when it gets tight she knows how to come up with the goods, good quality match from both :yeah:

The Daviator
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:16 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40030000/jpg/_40030200_tennis4.jpg

Chakvetadze def. Safarova(6)
6-4 4-6 6-3

Anna is part of the top-ranked doubles team, but finally she's having some good results in singles :yeah: Whilst she's not able to blast past opponents, she's a great fighter and that's what gave her the win, Lucie :hug:

The Daviator
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:19 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://www.liberation.fr/actualite/sports/_files/file_256761_19226.jpg

Bartoli(7) def. Harkleroad
6-1 6-2

Marion continues to steamroll her opponents, and was never in trouble today, I feel she'll finally be tested by Chakvetadze though, who also has 4 aces ;) Ash :hug:

The Daviator
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:22 PM
Updated Draw

Anastasia Myskina v Dominika Cibulkova

Anna Chakvetadze v Marion Bartoli(7)

Well done winners :p SFs/F tomorrow :)

Keaka
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:31 PM
Myskina :D

Article later :D

Imperfect Angel
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:35 PM
Congrats winners!:yeah:

Tennis-Chick
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:40 PM
Chakvetadze Through To Semi's
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k89/xXxPosterGirlxXx/AnnaChakvetadze16.jpg

Anna Chakvetadze is through to the semi finals of the Tier I tournament in Rome. She beat sixth seed Safarova in the quarters 64 46 63, "It's been a great week for me, reaching the semi's. I played well today, I sort of dipped my level in the 2nd, but I came back and seeled it. I hope I can continue this form for the rest of the tournament."
The Russian plays Marion Bartoli in the semis. The Frenchwoman has been on top form this week, steam rolling her opponents and doesn't look to be slowing down. "I seen Marion play a couple of weeks ago, she was good but wasn't in this type of form. She has been playing brilliantly these last couple of weeks. Definitely a contender for Roland Garros. Her serve is very good and from what I seen, she hits a lot of aces. This is my favourite surface, and I think it's hers too, so it will be good to see the outcome. I seen her match against Ashley today and she played really well, all her shots were going in, she caught the lines alot, hopefully I can keep up with her tomorrow."
The 20 year old, is currently ranked no.1 in the world with the American Harkleroad, they have already won two titles this year, including the Australian Open. "I have had alot of success this year in doubles with Ashley. It's great to be ranked no.1 in doubles, I think we will drop to no.2 next week, but we our playing well, and hopefully it will continue. It was great to win my first Grand Slam, at the Australian Open, I loved playing there and I can't wait to go back next year. Hopefully there is more Slams to come. It would be great to have success in singles and doubles but we are already out of doubles this week, so I will be focusing on my semi match for the next couple of days."

The Daviator
Jul 12th, 2007, 06:53 PM
Thanks for the article Anna :yeah:

Alizé Molik
Jul 13th, 2007, 01:17 AM
wouldn't it be funny if I beat two sides of the same doubles team?

anyway article soon!!

Harvs
Jul 13th, 2007, 01:23 AM
DAMNIT! oh well cmon henin/molik in doubs finalll

Harvs
Jul 13th, 2007, 01:25 AM
(another shit tourny 4 the seeds)

Alizé Molik
Jul 13th, 2007, 02:16 AM
Bartoli's reign continues

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3116/mb6.JPG

Self proclaimed Queen of clay Marion Bartoli of France today demolished American Ashley Harkleroad 6-1 6-2 in just under an hour in an impressive display of her clay court ability and dominance.

The Frenchwoman never allowed Harkleroad into the match, racing to a 4-0 lead before Harkleroad held serve to win her soul game of the first set. A devestating cross court backhand sealed the set for the 7th seed, 6-1. The second was a mirror of the first with Bartoli racing out to an early lead, closing out the match in impressive fashion, 6-1 6-2.

After the match Bartoli smiled and laughed with fans as she signed autographs and took photos with the crowd that had gathered around the players entrance to greet her.

"It's quite overwhelming in a way, bursting onto the seen as I have it's been a bit of a suprise to suddenly have so many fans but it's fantastic, I feel a lot of support from the Italian fans and also all the people who made the trip from France to be here and support me, their presence is touching."

Asked about her 1/2 finale opponent, Marion was confident but cautious.

"The match I played against her was the toughest I played last week in the second round at Amelia Island 6-4 6-3 I think it was...so I know that she isn't going to be easy, she mixes up the ball well and has good retreaval skills so I'm going to have to put pressure on her serve and really go for my shots...I'm confident but in this game you never underestimate your opponent."

"I think it's great that the girls who love clay are making their way up the rankings now and it shows in that I am the only seed still alive in this tournament, I think by Roland Garros we will see a new kind of top ten developing and that's very exciting"

"I'm just happy to be in the top ten were I feel like I belong and I'm anxious to make it an all French top 3!"

Harvs
Jul 13th, 2007, 10:15 AM
finals?

Imperfect Angel
Jul 13th, 2007, 11:09 AM
Go Misa/Peer!;)

Medina
Jul 13th, 2007, 12:58 PM
Points are being calculated now!!

Medina
Jul 13th, 2007, 01:08 PM
Krajicek/Peer Vs (2) Henin/Molik

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http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3171/U1752P6T12D2949682F44DT20070528232431.jpg

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Krajicek/Peer d. (2) Henin/Molik 6-2 6-3

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This was a big shcok, The team that never one matches, comes out and defeated the number 2 seeds and wins a Tier I event, Bad luck for the dominating combo, You had a good run, and are back to no 1

Imperfect Angel
Jul 13th, 2007, 01:31 PM
:eek: :bolt:
:woohoo: :bounce: :yippee: :banana: :aparty:
Misa/Peer :rocker2: :yeah: :bowdown:
Beating No.1,2 & 4 seeds with only one ace!!!:D
Juju/Molik :hug: Congrats for returning to No.1 :)

Medina
Jul 13th, 2007, 01:33 PM
:eek: :bolt:
:woohoo: :bounce: :yippee: :banana: :aparty:
Misa/Peer :rocker2: :yeah: :bowdown:
Beating No.1,2 & 4 seeds with only one ace!!!:D
Juju/Molik :hug: Congrats for returning to No.1 :)

you were the complete underdogs, And you thought about retireing :cool:

Imperfect Angel
Jul 13th, 2007, 01:35 PM
:lol: yeah.:p Now Misa wants to continue her doubles.;)
By the way,whose points are you using?

Harvs
Jul 13th, 2007, 01:38 PM
eugh..

Medina
Jul 13th, 2007, 01:39 PM
Yuors ;), the ones you sent me. Good Job though!


Harvs. Dw your rank 1 and you made many finals Your should be happy and youi kick arse in WTL

Imperfect Angel
Jul 13th, 2007, 01:44 PM
Thanks.:D

The Daviator
Jul 13th, 2007, 04:53 PM
SFs coming up!

The Daviator
Jul 13th, 2007, 04:56 PM
Semi-Finals

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_2398_gallery.JPG

Myskina def. Cibulkova
7-5 3-6 6-4

Brilliant match from both :worship: Nastya is so tough when the score gets tight, and is into her first tour final :yeah: Still a good week for Domi :hug:

The Daviator
Jul 13th, 2007, 04:59 PM
Semi-Finals

http://www.liberation.fr/actualite/sports/_files/file_256761_19226.jpg

Bartoli(7) def. Chakvetadze
6-4 7-5

By Marion's standards, this was a close match :p Chaky kept it close in the second, but Marion's relentless hitting proved too much, can she win her second event? Or will Myskina stop her? Should be a good final :yeah:

The Daviator
Jul 13th, 2007, 05:01 PM
Updated Draw

Anastasia Myskina v Marion Bartoli(7)

Congrats Nastya and Marion :yeah: Final later :p

Imperfect Angel
Jul 13th, 2007, 05:45 PM
Congrats Myskina & Bartoli!:yeah:
Chakvetadze & Cibulkova :hug:

The Daviator
Jul 13th, 2007, 07:07 PM
Final coming up, I'm stuck for time so it's not live, sorry :p

The Daviator
Jul 13th, 2007, 07:11 PM
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Bartoli(7) def. Myskina
3-6 7-5 7-5 :eek:

Marion is finally given a real test, but still manages to come out on top, Nastya, so close :hug: But still great things to come I'm sure :yeah: Marion :bigclap: Well done on your second title! :D

Imperfect Angel
Jul 13th, 2007, 07:26 PM
Well done Marion on your second title!:D

Keaka
Jul 13th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Wow.Myskina :( So close to victory :sad: The extra ace advantage proved too good :(

Congrats Marion! :D

Alizé Molik
Jul 14th, 2007, 12:43 AM
yey Marion!!

GracefulVenus
Jul 14th, 2007, 07:06 PM
Nice win Bartoli!