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The Daviator
Jul 14th, 2007, 02:49 PM
Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg

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Week 7 - Clay Tier III - Draw Size 32

Welcome to Strasbourg, the players have landed in France and will have a final chance to work on their games before Roland Garros next week, last week, Marion Bartoli continued to rule the clay with a win in Rome, Marion and her compatriots have dominated the tour so far, so it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in front of their home fans, good luck to all!

Draw Posted - Monday 18:00 CET

Points Deadline - Tuesday 18:00 CET

The Daviator
Jul 14th, 2007, 02:49 PM
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 - 0
Kirilenko - 1
Kutuzova - 2
Molik - 2
Mauresmo - 1
Myskina - 2
Medina Garrigues - 4
Paszek - 1
Peer - 3
Pennetta - 4
Rezai - 4
Safarova - 3
Sharapova - 0
Stosur - 0
Tanasugarn - 2
V. Williams - 2

The Daviator
Jul 14th, 2007, 02:49 PM
Draw

Nathalie Dechy(1) v Bye
Iveta Benesova v Tamira Paszek
Ashley Harkleroad v Maria Sharapova
Flavia Pennetta v Marion Bartoli(5)

Lucie Safarova(7) v Maria Elena Camerin
Dominika Cibulkova v Tamarine Tanasugarn
Viktoriya Kutuzova v Anna Chakvetadze
Tatiana Golovin v Alcia Molik(4)

Anabel Medina Garrigues(3) v Amelie Mauresmo
Aravane Rezai v Maria Kirilenko
Lourdes Dominguez Lino v Samantha Stosur
Justine Henin v Anastasia Myskina(8)

Venus Williams(6) v Lindsay Davenport
Jelena Jankovic v Shahar Peer
Elena Dementieva v Michaella Krajicek
Bye v Severine Bremond(2)

The Daviator
Jul 14th, 2007, 02:50 PM
OOP

Tuesday - R32

Wednesday - R16

Thursday - QFs

Friday - SFs and F

The Daviator
Jul 14th, 2007, 02:50 PM
Player Of The Week

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Viktoriya Kutuzova

Congrats Vika! She wins POTW for making the quarter-finals in her debut event in Rome last week with just a single ace, and she now has two to use in Strasbourg :yeah:

Highlandman
Jul 14th, 2007, 02:56 PM
Allez Aravane! :D

Medina
Jul 14th, 2007, 03:26 PM
[QUOTE=The Daviator;11199866]Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
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) Henin/Molik Vs Bye
Bartoli/Dementieva Vs Stosur/Golovin
(4)Kirilenko/Paszek Vs Bye
Sharapova/Myskina Vs Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino

Dechy/Rezai Vs Jankovic/Pennetta
(3)Bremond/Mauresmo Vs Bye
Krajicek/Peer Vs Bye
Bye Vs (2) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze

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!

Last week underdogs, Krajicek/Peer raced out to win there first title after having a terrible Doubles season. Will they be able to pull of again. Or will Harkleroad/Chakvetadze be able to make it into the finals. Lets hope this wil be another intresting doubles tournament

Tennis-Chick
Jul 14th, 2007, 03:33 PM
You have Harkleroad/Chakvetadze as no.1 and no.2 seeds ;)

*Jean*
Jul 14th, 2007, 03:38 PM
Vika :D Thanks for the new ace!

Harvs
Jul 15th, 2007, 04:14 AM
woooo eggggsiting!

Alizé Molik
Jul 15th, 2007, 04:18 AM
let's go Marion :D

Harvs
Jul 16th, 2007, 05:50 AM
2moro wooo

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jul 16th, 2007, 10:37 AM
Hope I can win!

Droolv
Jul 16th, 2007, 10:49 AM
S4E can u please send doubles points. :D

The Daviator
Jul 16th, 2007, 07:00 PM
Draw posted :p

GracefulVenus
Jul 16th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Venus will be ready!

LDF
Jul 16th, 2007, 07:31 PM
Yay! Another horror draw :banana:

I suppose this means I'm due for a nicer draw next week ;)

Vamos.
Jul 16th, 2007, 07:48 PM
WTF?! Medina "Clay Whore" Garrigues? You have got to be shi*ting me.

*Jean*
Jul 16th, 2007, 08:28 PM
Oh no...Chaky in the first round with her 4 aces :sad:

The Daviator
Jul 16th, 2007, 08:47 PM
Venus will be ready!

Good luck Vee :yeah:

Yay! Another horror draw :banana:

I suppose this means I'm due for a nicer draw next week ;)

You'll be match tough by the grass ;)

WTF?! Medina "Clay Whore" Garrigues? You have got to be shi*ting me.

:haha:

Oh no...Chaky in the first round with her 4 aces :sad:

:hug: Krajicek with 0 aces beat Dechy with 4, so a win is possible :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 17th, 2007, 03:48 AM
Misa :)

Hantu515
Jul 17th, 2007, 05:17 AM
WTF?! Medina "Clay Whore" Garrigues? You have got to be shi*ting me.

O don't worry I haven't even made the Semis on my best surface.

Medina
Jul 17th, 2007, 11:08 AM
Oh against s4e!!! Lol. Ill try to be nice ;)

I might not be able to post the scores today. But if i cant i will do !st rtound and Quaters tommorow ;)

Vamos.
Jul 17th, 2007, 12:44 PM
O don't worry I haven't even made the Semis on my best surface.

I am worrying! You already thrashed me on clay, and beat me on RA too I believe. My strategy doesn't match up well with yours anyway. Please keep away from me at RG?:hug:

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 07:29 PM
Round of 32 coming up :)

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 07:32 PM
Round of 32

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Paszek def. Benesova
6-4 7-6(5)

And Tamira wanted to quit the clay season ;) Her tactic of waiting before attacking paid off against the erratic Benesova.

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 07:36 PM
Round of 32

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Harkleroad def. Sharapova
7-6(6) 6-4

Ashley's solid season continues and she records another win, Maria has better surfaces to come :p

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 07:39 PM
Round of 32

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

Both had 4 aces, but one is a clay-court master and she showed her skills again today, Bremond has a winning streak of 12 matches, Marion is just 2 wins away from breaking it.

ViennaCalling
Jul 17th, 2007, 07:39 PM
Round of 32

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Paszek def. Benesova
6-4 7-6(5)

And Tamira wanted to quit the clay season ;) Her tactic of waiting before attacking paid off against the erratic Benesova.

:eek: That cannot be true :eek:

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 07:45 PM
Round of 32

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

High quality match, I though MEC was going to win after a great first set, but the ball started to spray and Lucie held on to advance.

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 07:52 PM
Round of 32

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Cibulkova def. Tanasugarn
7-6(6) 6-4

Domi continues her good play from Rome, whereas Tammy has slipped a bit since reaching the final in Amelia Island, new points needed :p

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 08:02 PM
Round of 32

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Chakvetadze def. Kutuzova
6-2 6-3

Great win for Anna, who is finally coming into some nice form, unfortunately Vika's extra ace couldn't help her :hug:

Tennis-Chick
Jul 17th, 2007, 08:04 PM
Good win Anna! :D:D

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 08:09 PM
Round of 32

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Molik(4) def. Golovin
6-2 6-4

Alicia really is a new player since the Aussie Open, she was too smart for Golovin today, keep trying Tati :hug:

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 08:12 PM
Round of 32

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

Better than last week for Momo, but still she can't overcome Anabel's gameplan, maybe on another surface ;) Congrats AMG :yeah:

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 08:18 PM
Round of 32

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Rezai def. Kirilenko
4-6 6-4 7-6(3)

Maria :sad: :hug: 3 times now you've played someone with 4 aces and again you just lose out :hug: Remember the strategy you have for your better surfaces :yeah: Congrats Aravane :D

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 08:20 PM
Round of 32

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Dominguez Lino def. Stosur
6-0 6-4

Finally an emphatic win for LDL :p Sam :hug: You led 4-0 in the second, but got bagelled again :lol:

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Round of 32

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Henin def. Myskina(8)
7-5 7-5 :eek:

And here we see the benefit of having the extra ace :angel: Justine's 4 aces proved too much for Nastya to overcome :hug:

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Round of 32

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V. Williams(6) def. Davenport
7-5 6-3

Lindsay played well in the first set despite her limitations, but Venus again had too much firepower, Linds :hug: You'll win Wimnbledon I'm sure ;)

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 08:29 PM
Round of 32

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Peer def. Jankovic
7-6(5) 5-7 7-5 :eek:

Terrific match! I'm really impressed with Shahar's play, she should do well on her good surfaces, Jelena :hug: In a bit of a rut after a great Aussie Open

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 17th, 2007, 08:30 PM
Peer :yeah:
Misa next!:scared:

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Round of 32

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Krajicek def. Dementieva
4-6 7-5 7-6(2) :eek:

Two great matches to finish the day! Misa Krajicek has a new name - Ace Slayer! :lol: Great play on her worst surface :yeah: Elena :hug: You need to find your rebound ace form ;)

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 17th, 2007, 08:34 PM
:woohoo: Misa!!!:D
Bremond next!:devil:
:p

*Jean*
Jul 17th, 2007, 09:12 PM
Vika :sad:

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 10:14 PM
Updated Draw

Nathalie Dechy(1) v Tamira Paszek
Ashley Harkleroad v Marion Bartoli(5)

Lucie Safarova(7) v Dominika Cibulkova
Anna Chakvetadze v Alicia Molik(4)

Anabel Medina Garrigues(3) v Aravane Rezai
Lourdes Dominguez Lino v Justine Henin

Venus Williams(6) v Shahar Peer
Michaella Krajicek v Severine Bremond(2)

Good day for the seeds! More results tomorrow :wavey:

MH0861
Jul 17th, 2007, 10:31 PM
Round of 32

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Rezai def. Kirilenko
4-6 6-4 7-6(3)

Maria :sad: :hug: 3 times now you've played someone with 4 aces and again you just lose out :hug: Remember the strategy you have for your better surfaces :yeah: Congrats Aravane :D

OMG :p I think I've lost 7-5 in the third two weeks ago and 7-6 in the third these past two weeks :sobbing:

The Daviator
Jul 17th, 2007, 11:06 PM
OMG :p I think I've lost 7-5 in the third two weeks ago and 7-6 in the third these past two weeks :sobbing:

:hug: You'll kick ass with a few more aces :yeah:

Vamos.
Jul 17th, 2007, 11:32 PM
Laughable, yet again.

tennisbuddy12
Jul 18th, 2007, 01:25 AM
Ill lose to Marion...Trust me, i will :o

Kevin.
Jul 18th, 2007, 04:11 AM
Sorry I have not sent in new points, I have been really busy lately so I will try to send new ones next week :D

Alizé Molik
Jul 18th, 2007, 05:12 AM
Ill lose to Marion...Trust me, i will :o

would this be a bad time to point out that 6-1 6-2 match last week?

Harvs
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:29 AM
yay molik:)

Harvs
Jul 18th, 2007, 11:56 AM
Molik Marches On

Australian fourth seed Alicia Molik has advanced to the second round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg with a straight sets win over Frenchwoman Tatiana Golovin. Molik's 6/2 6/4 win was proof of her current great form.
"You know, coming into the match I knew I was favourite for sure but I was not underestimating Tati at all... She's a great player and I think we will be seeing a lot more of her in the future."

Alicia next plays Russian Anna Chakvetadze.
"Obviously, Anna is a dangerous player. She gets a lot of balls back and plays really well on the clay. Hopefully, I can continue with my form however, and advance to the quarters!"

Harvs
Jul 18th, 2007, 11:58 AM
So i next play someone with 2 aces... and if i win, then either a player with 3 or 4 aces... aaagh!

ViennaCalling
Jul 18th, 2007, 12:03 PM
Paszek with a WIN on Clay

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"Im truly surprised" said Austrian's teenager Tamira Paszek after her first Round win against Iveta Benesova (CZE). "Last week i lost to 0 and 0 and now i was able to win a match, it's amazing. Now i will run into the first seed of the tournament and i'm expecting a two-set-loss. But i'll try everything to win a few games. Also on my favourite surface (Rebound Ace) i wasn't good at all, but Clay is my weakest surface for sure. I'm looking forward to the match tough, i want to fight for every ball!"

Medina
Jul 18th, 2007, 12:06 PM
Bartoli/Dementieva Vs Stosur/Golovin

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Bartoli/Dementieva d. Stosur/Golovin 6-1 6-1

another shocking loss from the French Australian pair, 2 weeks in a row loosing 6-1 601, they should try a new stratergy. Good Job From Bartoli/Dementieva You did a great job


Sharapova/Myskina Vs Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino

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Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino d. Sharapova/Myskina 6-4 1-6 7-5

Close match from both teams, Great job from the newcomers To Grab a set of the number 5 team. Better luck next time u have a great stratergy


Dechy/Rezai vs Jankovic/Pennetta

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Jankovic/Pennetta d. Dechy/Rezai 4-6 6-1 6-3

Great job from the former number 3's. Having had a huge slump now coming and winning a match. Bad Luck FOr Dechy/Rezai

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 18th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Congrats winners!:)

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 18th, 2007, 12:55 PM
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Shahar Slides Past Jankovic


Israeli Shahar Peer managed to squeeze out a win against the talented Serb Jelena Jankovic today at the Roma Masters. Up next is the 6th seeded Venus Williams.

"I'm just really excited to be in this postion," said Peer. "Venus is a great player, and I mean she's the 6 seed, but I'm not going to lay down for her. I hope I can make it a fight and hopefully pull out the win tomorrow."

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 18th, 2007, 01:20 PM
Krajicek Edges Dementieva,into the Round of 16

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Dutch tennis player Michaella Krajicek won her first match in Strasbourg in a three set thriller 4-6,7-5,7-6(2) against Elena Dementieva.

Both players were playing solid tennis in the first set where Dementieva broke her opponent's serve in the ninth game and went on to claim the first set after successfully holding her serve.The second set was also similar to the first one but this time Krajicek broke the Russian serve in the last game of the set after Dementieva missed her forehand crosscourt to level the match.

Both players continued to hold their serve in the third set and it eventually went into a tiebreak.In the tiebreak,Dementieva was leading 2-0 but her serve let her down.She became frustrated and Krajicek later won seven points in a row to seal the victory.The match ended after 3 hours and 16 minutes.

"I won another three set thriller!"said Krajicek during her post match press conference."I was actually expected to lose since clay is my worst surface.However,I really have no idea how I won this again.She(Dementieva) was certainly the better player on this surface.I just played what I could to survive in the match.My victory against Dechy definitely helped a lot in boosting my confidence I believe."continued the Dutch who is currently ranked 18 in the tour.

"Well,next match against Bremond.I realize that she is not playing as well as she was on Rebound Ace since this is also not her favourite surface.So I think I can be a threat to her.I hope I can make another upset and make it into another quarterfinal."replied Krajicek on her opponent,2nd seeded Severine Bremond in the next round.

The Daviator
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:16 PM
Round of 16 coming up :p

ViennaCalling
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:18 PM
Tamira Paszek lost 0-6 0-6 :p

The Daviator
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:18 PM
Round of 16

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Dechy(1) def. Paszek
6-2 6-1

Finally Nat gets a win on her favourite surface ;) She's beginning to find form again as she bids to win her second consecutive Slam next week in Paris, Tamira :hug:

ViennaCalling
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:19 PM
Well, at least 3 games :woohoo:

The Daviator
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Round of 16

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Harkleroad def. Bartoli(5)
5-7 7-5 6-4 :eek:

Wow! :eek: What an upset after being drubbed last week, this time around luck was on Ashley's side, and her points really are great even if Marion has one extra ace, Marion :hug: Still a good run :p Looks like no-one can win 3 events in a row ;)

The Daviator
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:26 PM
Round of 16

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Cibulkova def. Safarova(7)
3-6 6-2 6-4

Great comeback win for Domi, who will definitely be one to watch in Paris next week, Lucie needs to mix up her play a bit more ;)

The Daviator
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:29 PM
Round of 16

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

And down goes another seed! :eek: Anna retrieved everything Alicia threw at her, and she, like Cibulkova, will be a dark horse at RG.

The Daviator
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:32 PM
Round of 16

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Medina Garrigues(3) def. Rezai
6-3 6-1

One seed that's very reliable is AMG :p Can she finally win a title now that some of the seeds have been ousted? Aravane :hug: Your game lacks structure, you need to work on this :p

The Daviator
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:35 PM
Round of 16

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Dominguez Lino def. Henin
6-3 6-1

Impressive win for LDL, who's had a mixed clay season so far, Justine was way too slow to attack, and that cost her today.

The Daviator
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:38 PM
Round of 16

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V. Williams(6) def. Peer
7-6(3) 2-6 6-2

Venus salvages her clay season with a good showing here in Strasbourg, Shahar :hug: You played so well, especially in the second set, keep it up :yeah:

The Daviator
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:42 PM
Round of 16

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Krajicek def. Bremond(2)
6-7(6) 6-4 6-3 :eek:

On her worst surface, Misa takes out the game's top two players :rolls: Unbelievable :worship: Sev :hug: I'd like to see a change of points for RG ;)

The Daviator
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:44 PM
Updated Draw

Nathalie Dechy(1) v Ashley Harkleroad

Dominika Cibulkova v Anna Chakvetadze

Anabel Medina Garrigues(3) v Lourdes Dominguez Lino

Venus Williams(6) v Michaella Krajicek

4/7 seeds out today :help: More fun tomorrow :D

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:44 PM
Oh My God!!!:lol:
Bremond :hug:
Misa :bolt: :worship:
Venus next!!!:)

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:56 PM
Krajicek Stuns Bremond in the Round of 16

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"Woah,wooohoooo!!!..............."Krajicek was too excited for the interview after her amazing victory 6-7(6),6-4,6-3 against Severine Bremond,the second seeded player in ATC,so the interview has been cancelled.

;) :p

Geoffrey91
Jul 18th, 2007, 08:02 PM
Round of 16

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Krajicek def. Bremond(2)
6-7(6) 6-4 6-3 :eek:

On her worst surface, Misa takes out the game's top two players :rolls: Unbelievable :worship: Sev :hug: I'd like to see a change of points for RG ;)

Okay, i will change them !

Tennis-Chick
Jul 18th, 2007, 08:37 PM
Anna makes the Quarters
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Anna Chakvetadze is through to the quarters finals in Strasbourg. The Russian upset 4th seed, Alicia Molik in the 2nd Round. " I played a solid match, there was only two breaks of serve the whole match and luckily I got them. This is my favourite surface, so it's good to make the quarters, I also had a good run last week in Rome. I made the semis, which boosted my ranking and gave me alot of confidence."
The Russian, is playing another up and coming player Dominika Cibulkova, in the semi's "Domi is a great player, she also reaching the semi's last week in Rome, so both of us will have a lot of confidence going into it, so hopefully I can pull it of. I haven't seen her play, so I don't know anything about her game, but as long as my serve is good, and I hold, I'm sure I can find a way to beat her."
The 20 year old is playing doubles with Ashley Harkleroad in Strasbourg, the pair have had alot of success this year, winning two titles including the Australian Open," Ash and I have been playing great this year, but the clay season hasn't been great for us, hopefully that will change this week though. Winning a title her would give us great hopes going into the second Grand Slam of the year, Roland Garros, next week."
The world number 11 is looking forward to Roland Garros next week, "I love the clay, so Roland Garros will be great for me. I know I can go far in singles and doubles, hopefully I can prove it there. I know clay is my best surface, and I feel I can make the quarters or semis in singles, hopefully even better. Roland Garros, I feel, is my best chance to win a Grand Slam, but you know anything can happen. In doubles, we also have a great chance to win, we are already Grand Slam champions this season, and I know we can win more this season. Ash and I are both good on this surface so we work well together. My serve has been great these last couple of weeks, and I have been getting alot of aces, which isn't easy on Clay."

Harvs
Jul 18th, 2007, 10:45 PM
dangggg... well done anna though:)

gah, i cannot WAIT until grassssss

Alizé Molik
Jul 19th, 2007, 07:24 AM
Round of 16

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Harkleroad def. Bartoli(5)
5-7 7-5 6-4 :eek:

Wow! :eek: What an upset after being drubbed last week, this time around luck was on Ashley's side, and her points really are great even if Marion has one extra ace, Marion :hug: Still a good run :p Looks like no-one can win 3 events in a row ;)

i suppose it's only a tier 3...still..what a disgusting loss. :help:

Medina
Jul 19th, 2007, 01:32 PM
(1) Henin/Molik vs Bartoli/Dementieva

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/516/elena8.JPG

Bartoli/Dementieva d. (1) Henin/Molik 7-6(8) 6-4

Intresting game, Bartoli/Dementieva had the better points. The last game of the first set had to be decided with a coin toss, letting Bartoli/Dementieva get the first set, Henin/Molik had a bit of bad luck thats all


(4) Kirilenko/Paszek vs Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/522/8545101tanasugarn.jpg

Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino d. (4) Kirilenko/Paszek 6-4 6-3

The Clay court season has really turned things around for Tammy and LDL, when they were in Australia only won 1 match, and now with 1 title and in a semi. Good Job


Jankovic/Pennetta Vs (3) Bremond/Mauresmo

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Jankovic/Pennetta d. (3) Bremond/Mauresmo 6-4 6-4

This was shocking for me. Bremond/Mauresmo have taken Jankovic/Pennetta's ranking and it looks as if they want it back. Good Game from both Sides


Krajicek/Peer Vs (2) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/593/Ash1.jpg

(2) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze d. Krajicek/Peer 6-4 6-4

The Strong teams both battles it out to make it into the semi finals. But Harkleoad/Chakvetadze used ther points more wisely this time

Medina
Jul 19th, 2007, 01:34 PM
Updated draw!!::

Bartoli/Dementieva Vs Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino

Jankovic/Pennetta Vs (2) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 19th, 2007, 02:43 PM
Krajicek/Peer :sad:
Ashley/Anna C. :yeah:

Tennis-Chick
Jul 19th, 2007, 04:25 PM
Chakvetadze/Harkleroad through to the Semi's
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Anna Chakvetadze and Ashley Harkleroad are through to the semi finals of the womens doubles in Strasbourg. The no.2 seeds beat Michaella Krajicek and Shahar Peer, in straight sets, 64 64. It was an easy match for the pair, both holding all their service games and breaking their opponents, in the 9th game of each set.

I: Hello ladies, you played a good match today?
AC: Yes, we played a solid match today. We both held our services games, which is usually very important in doubles matches. Ash and I hit alot of aces, which is always good and our serve percentages were quite high. They played a good match too, they kept attacking our 2nd serves, but we got through the services games. They never really gave us much oportunities or break points, but we fought hard, and it paid off.

I: You have had a good year so far, winning the Australian Open?
AC: Winning the Australian Open was great for us, we knew we worked well together and proved that in Australia. We also won another title in our first tournament together. It was really good winning the title at the Gold Coast. The next week though we lost in the first round, we were sorta down after that, but we picked our level up at the Aussie Open, and pulled through to win.

I: You proved yourselves on Rebound Ace, what about her on clay?
AC: Well we haven't won any tournaments on clay at all, but Clay is a tricky surface sometimes and it takes awhile to get used to it in doubles. Clay is my favourite surface on singles for sure, but doubles is a bit different and I definitely prefer Hard courts or Rebound Ace in doubles. We made the semi's of Rome last week in doubles, so we know we can win on this surface.

I: Do you think you have a shot at the title?
AC: Well everyone left in the draw, obviously has a shot at the title. But we are the no.2 seeds, so we obviously are capable of winning. I think we are the only seeds left, which is good for us and we are trying to get our number 1 ranking back. (laughs) We have it one week, then the next it's Henin and Molik, but hopefully we can keep it for the next couple of weeks.

I: You play Jankovic/Penneta next, how do you think you can do?
AC: They play well together, they are good as a team, but I'm sure we can win. We wouldn't be out there everyweek if we didn't think we had a shot. I don't think we have played them yet on clay, so it will be a good challenge, even if we lose we have had a good solid two weeks in doubles and singles, we will keep us confident going into Roland Garros, next week.

I: You both are through to the quarters in singles too.
AC: Yes, we have had a great week this week. I'm very happy to get to the quarters, in singles. I love this surface so it was great for me to get wins on it and fantastic practise for Roland Garros. I play Cibulkova in the quarters, she is a good player, she has took out some seeds these past couple of weeks, so it will be interesting to see how the match turns out tonight.
AH: I'm glad to be through to the quarters too. Dechy is a great player and the no.1 seed, so it will be tough for me, but I know I can do it, I just have to prove that today.

I: You looking forward to the grass court season?
AC: I don't play on grass that much, and I haven't in over a year, so I don't know what it will be like. I have improved alot over the past year, so it's hard to predict how it will go. After the French Open, I will go straight to England to practise, I'm not yet sure which tournaments or how many tournaments I will play, but I will try hard, to get good on grass. If I want to be a top player, I need to be good on all surfaces not just one or two, so I will practise hard to be ready. The grass season is so short, so that makes it's harder to practise on throughout the year. During the season, we play so many weeks that you just are practising on that surface and during the winter, the Australian Open is so close, that you just play on Rebound Ace or hard courts, to warm up for the start of the season. I'm looking forward to Wimbledon though, I loved watching it as a child growing up, dreaming of one day I would play there. I can't believe it has come true and I will be playing there. It would be great to play on Centre, hopefully I get the chance too.
AH: I don't really like the grass that much either, I try to avoid it as much as possible, but I love Wimbledon and hopefully I can play well there.

I: Thankyou for you time
AC: Thanks
Ah: Thankyou.

The Daviator
Jul 19th, 2007, 07:00 PM
QFs start now!

The Daviator
Jul 19th, 2007, 07:03 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://i.eurosport.fr/2006/06/01/283763-1136897-458-238.jpg

Dechy(1) def. Harkleroad
6-4 4-6 6-2

Nathalie is looking in good shape to win her second ATC title with this battling win over Ashley, Ash :hug: You played so well this week, keep it up :yeah:

The Daviator
Jul 19th, 2007, 07:05 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://shardemen.skyrock.com/pics/770930217_small.jpg

Chakvetadze def. Cibulkova
6-4 6-3

What a win for Anna :worship: She's in great form this week and will give Dechy a tough test in the semis, Domi, you were unlucky today :hug:

The Daviator
Jul 19th, 2007, 07:07 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9651/captgb12905171754italytoi9.jpg

Medina Garrigues(3) def. Dominguez Lino
7-5 7-5

Anabel continues to go deep in all of her events, and this is her best shot to win a first title :yeah: LDL :p Anabel was too tough today ;)

The Daviator
Jul 19th, 2007, 07:11 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200512/r68483_189841.jpg

Krajicek def. V. Williams(6)
6-4 6-4 :eek:

Misa :eek: :haha: Yet ANOTHER upset win over a player with multiple aces :worship: Vee :hug: This was a missed opportunity, I hope to see some new points for RG :p

The Daviator
Jul 19th, 2007, 07:13 PM
Updated Draw

Nathalie Dechy(1) v Anna Chakvetadze

Anabel Medina Garrigues(3) v Michaella Krajicek

Guess who stands out? :p :lol: SFs and live final tomorrow :wavey:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 19th, 2007, 07:16 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
Venus :sad: :hug:
:lol: Misa!:yeah:

Hantu515
Jul 19th, 2007, 07:21 PM
If I lose to Krajicek after beating Dominguez Lino....

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 19th, 2007, 07:33 PM
Ace Slayer-Michaella Krajicek

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3171/fullj_getty-74163283dm012_french_open_d_9_33_22_am.jpg

Another amazing play by the Dutch lass where she defeated another high seeded player,Venus Williams(#6 in ATC) in straight sets 6-4,6-4 in Strasbourg.

"OH MY GAWD!!!I am really really really speechless right now.I just beat another top player!Sorry Venus.You're definitely a very good player without a doubt but I was just on fire this week I think,no?Some wins against higher seeded players on my worst surface.Wow.I couldn't believe things like this could happen to me.I am so grateful right now."

She is now in her first semifinals of the season.Will third seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues become another victim of the 'Ace Slayer'?

Tennis-Chick
Jul 19th, 2007, 08:21 PM
Anna :woohoo:

GracefulVenus
Jul 20th, 2007, 12:51 AM
Ace Slayer-Michaella Krajicek

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3171/fullj_getty-74163283dm012_french_open_d_9_33_22_am.jpg

Another amazing play by the Dutch lass where she defeated another high seeded player,Venus Williams(#6 in ATC) in straight sets 6-4,6-4 in Strasbourg.

"OH MY GAWD!!!I am really really really speechless right now.I just beat another top player!Sorry Venus.You're definitely a very good player without a doubt but I was just on fire this week I think,no?Some wins against higher seeded players on my worst surface.Wow.I couldn't believe things like this could happen to me.I am so grateful right now."

She is now in her first semifinals of the season.Will third seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues become another victim of the 'Ace Slayer'?

Congrats Michaella, Venus will be ready for the French Open!

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 20th, 2007, 07:45 AM
Congrats Michaella, Venus will be ready for the French Open!

Thanks Venus!:awww::hug:

The Daviator
Jul 20th, 2007, 06:12 PM
SFs starting now :p

The Daviator
Jul 20th, 2007, 06:16 PM
Semi-Finals

http://i.eurosport.fr/2006/06/01/283763-1136897-458-238.jpg

Dechy(1) def. Chakvetadze
6-3 5-7 6-2

Congrats Nathalie :yeah: Anna :sad: Had you spread your aces a bit more in the 3rd you could have won, but Nat was a tough opponent today, and is a win away from her 2nd title.

Tennis-Chick
Jul 20th, 2007, 06:17 PM
Anna! Still a good week though :)

The Daviator
Jul 20th, 2007, 06:20 PM
Semi-Finals

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9651/captgb12905171754italytoi9.jpg

Medina Garrigues(3) def. Krajicek
4-6 6-4 7-5 :eek:

Misa really could have won this match! :eek: The 3rd set was extremely tense, but AMG used her experience to advance and just needs to win one more match to claim that elusive first title, Misa :hug: Remarkable run, an extra ace is coming your way ;)

The Daviator
Jul 20th, 2007, 06:23 PM
Updated Draw

Nathalie Dechy(1) v Anabel Medina Garrigues(3)

Congrats ladies :p Final later :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 20th, 2007, 06:39 PM
:eek: Misa :hug:
AMG :worship: Hope you'll win the title!:)

The Daviator
Jul 20th, 2007, 07:02 PM
Alright, final is scored and is on the way ;)

Hantu515
Jul 20th, 2007, 07:02 PM
Amg!!!

The Daviator
Jul 20th, 2007, 07:09 PM
Final

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/6879/2837631136897458238rd2.jpg http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/9055/captgb12905171754italytjs3.jpg

Dechy(1) v Medina Garrigues(3)

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The Daviator
Jul 20th, 2007, 07:12 PM
Final

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Dechy(1) v Medina Garrigues(3)

Dechy leads Medina Garrigues 7-6(2)

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The Daviator
Jul 20th, 2007, 07:20 PM
Final

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Dechy(1) v Medina Garrigues(3)

Dechy and Medina Garrigues are tied 7-6(2) 4-6

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Medina Garrigues(3) def. Dechy(1)
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http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/9319/xstr1040526131024x768jz3.jpg

What a way to win your first title Anabel! :eek: Match of the season so far :worship: AMG was down the whole match, but came up with fantastic shots late on to secure the title, much deserved :yeah: Nat :hug: You only want the big ones, remember ;)

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 20th, 2007, 07:26 PM
Congrats Anabel!:yeah::worship:
Krajicek always bring good luck to those who win against her.(Last two tournaments defeated by Marion.);) :p

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 20th, 2007, 07:30 PM
Krajicek's Amazing Run Ended in Semis

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3171/fullj_getty-74163283dm014_french_open_d_9_35_13_am.jpg
Krajicek lost to Medina Garrigues 6-4,4-6,5-7

"Well,I was expecting to lose anyway.I actually didn't even expect to win a match in this event at first.But thank god,the draw seemed to be a little kind to me as my opponents in my quarter of the draw are not very strong.I mean they are no doubt the few of the best players on tour right now but this surface is also not their most favourite.So I had the feeling that I can do my best and maybe things will be different if I at least try to play well.And it proved me right."

"I am very happy with my achievement so far.I really couldn't ask for more.Who can say proudly they have beaten No.1,2 and 6 seeds and make it into one semifinal on their worst surface?Maybe there are a couple but definitely not many.So I am pretty confident with myself at the moment."

"French Open will start next week.Although having some decent results on clay,I don't think I am a real threat to others.I still need to improve on many things.I am just hope to gain some more experience and have real nice memories with me playing on clay."

The Daviator
Jul 20th, 2007, 07:33 PM
Thanks for the article Misa :D You got the ranking bonus this week :yeah:

RG next week, good luck all! :bounce:

Kevin.
Jul 20th, 2007, 09:18 PM
any doubles results?

Hantu515
Jul 21st, 2007, 05:01 AM
Medina Garrigues Captures First Title

http://estaticos01.cache.el-mundo.net/albumes/2006/06/28/wimbledondia3/730a9071bef719b71fad8907667e72ce_extras_albumes_0. jpg

Medina Garrigues [3] def. [1] Dechy 6-7(2),6-4,7-6(5)

World #3, Anabel Medina Garrigues captured her first title this week in Strasbourg the week before Roland Garros. Anabel is by far one of the most consistent players on tour having only missed the Semifinals twice and never losing the first round. This week the 3week curse struck Marion Bartoli down early in the tournament allowing Anabel and other claycourters Dechy and Chakvetadze, to make deep runs instead. Anabel was blessed with facing Michaella Krajicek in the semifinals, Michaella is an excellent player and gave Anabel a good test, but she's not a claycourter like Anabel and the Spaniard was able to use her abilites to win the match. Not only known for consistant result she is also well known for playing consistant through each match, she is definately not an erratic player. Anabel loves long three set matches, much like today's final.

In the first set, Anabel had a 3-1 lead and chances to close it out at 5-4 and 6-5, but Nathalie showed extreme nerves and was able to get it to a tiebreak and then easily handle Medina in it. Then in the second Anabel got ahead again 4-1, Nathalie got back in the match, but wasn't able to level it back up and Anabel held onto 1 break to win the second set 6-4. Dechy collected herself during the break between sets and came out blasting winners to go up 4-0, but Anabel nevers gives up in any match and slowly but surely turned the tables and Nathalie wore out.

Anabel is excited for this victory, having some of her worst results (a round of 16 and QF) the last two weeks, she was in need of something big going into her favorite tournament next week. She's happy to be back in as one of the favorites.

Medina
Jul 21st, 2007, 08:23 AM
Bartoli/Dementieva Vs Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3116/bart20.JPG

Bartoli/Dementieva d. Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino 6-7(5) 6-2 6-1

Bartoli and Dementieva played very smart this match. Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino you have to manby lapces of concentration..



Jankovic/Pennetta Vs (2) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3201/58175b81-2f21-4960-9512-db0eb1c337f6.jpg

(2) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze d Jankovic/Pennetta 6-3 0-6 6-4

What an intresting match. At the scoreline. bad luck for Jankovic/Pennetta You had a great tournament. look like Harkleroad/Chakvetadze Are back into another final

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 21st, 2007, 10:12 AM
Congrats winners!:)

Medina
Jul 21st, 2007, 11:09 AM
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r203/takako_moriyama/Bartoli.jpghttp://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r203/takako_moriyama/Dementieva.jpg Vs
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First set Harkleroad/Chakvetadze 7-5

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Game, Set, Match, Championship

(2) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze d. Bartoli/Dementieva 7-5 7-5

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3201/f_13.jpg

Keaka
Jul 21st, 2007, 11:13 AM
Congrats Medina Garrigues :D

I feel good about my RG points :D :p

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 21st, 2007, 11:13 AM
Well done Ash/Anna!:yeah:

Alizé Molik
Jul 22nd, 2007, 05:11 AM
ugh..i didn't win again.

Tennis-Chick
Jul 22nd, 2007, 11:39 AM
Anothe doubles title!! :woohoo: