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goldenlox
Aug 11th, 2007, 10:55 PM
Sveta plays her first match since Wimbledon

DEMENTIEVA, Elena vs BYE
SCHIAVONE, Francesca vs PASZEK, Tamira
QUALIFIER/LUCKY LOSER vs QUALIFIER/LUCKY LOSER
VAKULENKO, Julia vs GOLOVIN, Tatiana

SAFAROVA, Lucie vs QUALIFIER/LUCKY LOSER
SHAUGHNESSY, Meghann vs SANTANGELO, Mara
LLAGOSTERA VIVES, Nuria vs VINCI, Roberta
BYE vs KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana

CHAKVETADZE, Anna vs BYE
REZAI, Aravane vs RAZZANO, Virginie
GARBIN, Tathiana vs QUALIFIER/LUCKY LOSER
KRAJICEK, Michaella vs PEER, Shahar

BAMMER, Sybille vs LOIT, Emilie
QUALIFIER/LUCKY LOSER vs WOZNIAK, Aleksandra
PELLETIER, Marie-Eve vs QUALIFIER/LUCKY LOSER
BYE vs JANKOVIC, Jelena

Bероника
Aug 11th, 2007, 11:22 PM
Finally :D Go Sveta go!!! :bounce:

goldenlox
Aug 12th, 2007, 01:11 AM
Since Sveta is also playing next week, a short week with 2 or 3 matches won't be bad. But I prefer Sveta wins the title.

kueee
Aug 12th, 2007, 09:56 AM
Come on Svetlana.

Jenny.C.Fan
Aug 12th, 2007, 01:34 PM
Yay Sveta's back, hope the shoulder is better sveta, good luck for the week :)

Bероника
Aug 12th, 2007, 09:59 PM
Sveta plays doubles with Nadia too :D :bounce: I really like this pair.
Here's the draw:


(1) Black/Huber (ZIM/RSA) vs. BYE
Gajdosova/Stewart (AUS/CZE) vs. Garbin/Peer (ITA/ISR)
Granville/Kostanic Tosic (USA/CRO) vs. Foretz/Sfar (FRA/TUN)
(WC) Tetreault/Wozniak (CAN/CAN) vs. (7) Schiavone/Vinci (ITA/ITA)

(4) Dechy/Sun TT (FRA/CHN) vs. BYE
Benesova/Voskoboeva (CZE/RUS) vs. Krajicek/Muller (NED/GER)
Bondarenko A/Bondarenko K (UKR/UKR) vs.Gagliardi/Llagostera Vives (SUI/ESP)
Jidkova/Poutchek (RUS/BLR) vs. (8) Kuznetsova/Petrova (RUS/RUS)

(5) Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual (ESP/ESP) vs. Camerin/Dulko (ITA/ARG)
Ehritt-Vanc/Rodionova (ROM/RUS) vs. (WC) Dubois/Pelletier (CAN/CAN)
Dementiea/Pennetta (RUS/ITA) vs. Daniilidou/Woehr (GRE/GER)
(3) Molik/Santangelo (AUS/ITA) vs. BYE

(6) Peng/Yan (CHN/CHN) vs. Bremond/Kirilenko (FRA/RUS)
Szavay/Uhlirova (HUN/CZE) vs. Morariu/Shaughnessy (USA/USA)
Birnerova/Dekmeijere (CZE/LAT) vs. Loit/Tu (FRA/USA)
(2) Srebotnik/Sugiyama (SLO/JPN) vs. BYE

goldenlox
Aug 13th, 2007, 11:36 AM
Sveta was passed by Ivanovic for #4, but she has a lot of points coming off, so Sveta can be #4 seed at the USO if she does as well as Ivanovic this week.
Otherwise she's #5, and Anna is closing in behind her.

Chrisi
Aug 13th, 2007, 07:09 PM
Nice to see her again.
Nice draw.
Nice that she's playing with Nadia again.

Come on, Sveta :wavey:

goldenlox
Aug 13th, 2007, 11:16 PM
Sveta plays Vinci, who won 60 60 vs Vives.

Jenny.C.Fan
Aug 14th, 2007, 09:56 AM
Looking forward to seeing Sveta tonight, hope eurosport are showing it :P, good luck Sveta.

Patty Choker
Aug 15th, 2007, 02:06 AM
Sveta playing like crap.have to go to 2nd set tiebreak with this stiff:tape:

goldenlox
Aug 15th, 2007, 02:33 AM
Sveta won her first match since Wimbledon 62 76

Jenny.C.Fan
Aug 15th, 2007, 10:10 AM
Sveta :)

Bероника
Aug 15th, 2007, 04:05 PM
Well done,Sveta :D

Good luck today in doubles :bounce:

Chrisi
Aug 15th, 2007, 06:49 PM
Congrats :D

I think the reault is still okay, after this long break!

tim4
Aug 15th, 2007, 11:50 PM
It's great that Sveta is back. Hope she enjoyed her break and that she is physically ready to play and to do well. Would be so sweet if she could finally win her first title of the year, either this week or next. And good luck in the doubles too.

goldenlox
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:21 PM
Sveta beat Meaghann 63 62

Jenny.C.Fan
Aug 16th, 2007, 10:26 PM
That was a good performance, she played really well :D

goldenlox
Aug 17th, 2007, 12:34 AM
Sveta and Nadia won their doubles match

goldenlox
Aug 17th, 2007, 01:41 AM
Sveta plays Golovin, who only lost 2 games to Fran. Tough match.
Sveta plays 11AM. Nadia plays 730PM. I don't know when they play doubles.

Jenny.C.Fan
Aug 17th, 2007, 10:01 AM
where was the sense by the organisers in putting nadia on at 7.30 lol, i have no idea when they will play doubles, good luck tonight Sveta. :)

Bероника
Aug 17th, 2007, 02:51 PM
Good luck Sveta today against Golovin!!!! :bounce:

goldenlox
Aug 17th, 2007, 06:12 PM
Sveta won the 1st set 62, then fell apart and lost the 3rd set 16.
Still no titles in 2007, and this was a bad loss.
Now she goes to New Haven.

goldenlox
Aug 17th, 2007, 08:57 PM
Sveta was broken 9 of her last 10 service game. Awful tennis, and she never tried to play safer. She kept making the same errors.

Bероника
Aug 17th, 2007, 11:00 PM
August 17, 2007 - 17 août 2007

T. GOLOVIN/S. Kuznetsova

2‑6, 7‑5, 6‑1


SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA

Q. We were just having an interview, and she was saying that both of you guys seemed to be kind of out of it. Lot of unforced errors. Is there anything that you can see how your mentality change d from the first set to the third set at all?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Sorry, I didn't get the question.
Q. Your mentality during the second set, was there a change of mentality at all for you frustration‑wise? Or were you just playing the same way throughout the game?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: No, of course not. I played good first set, and then just intention ‑‑ I was not intense in the second and third set. That's why I started to do so much unforced errors.
It's very hard to play with the wind, but to play good with the wind, but to play good with the wind, you have to move a lot and you have to be much more intense than I've been in second and third. I just let it go.
It was eight breaks in the first eight games of the second set. And I broke when I kept my serve, then I didn't play well next game. I guess this was the key. And it was just too many unforced errors in second and third set. And the second and third set I didn't play how I have to play to win this match.
Q. You tried to push Golovin around the court. I saw that you made her run a lot. And she didn't sometimes even attempt to get some of the drop shots that you gave. Was that part of your mentality to try to, you know, make her run as much as possible?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, definitely, it's everybody's intentions. You have to make the other one move, and this is what I was trying to do. But then I didn't move to the ball well enough, so I was missing a lot of these balls. And you can't win like this the games.
Q. You were stretching your lower body. Is there something wrong having trouble planting on your shots, is that why you were missing so badly?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, I guess the main thing I lost, I didn't move so well, and now I had so much intensity in my game. I had some problems, but I cannot blame them for losing. I guess I still could win like that.
Q. But was it a hip or a thigh?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: A little abdominal muscle.
Q. Does the wind make it really harder in this tournament than in other tournaments. Because since Monday, pretty much all the players are saying there's a lot of wind and it's very difficult. Is it harder here than in other tournaments?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Yeah, we don't have so much wind like this. So every day it's so much windy. And today we warm up and it was zero wind in the center court. When we come to play match, it was so much wind.
And then it's so important to put your serve in, and I didn't serve well today. Yeah, it disturbs the game a lot. They say, again, if you don't move well when it's windy, it's very hard to play good.
Q. Is it the worst tournament, like wind‑like in all the season, in terms of wind?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: No, I guess there are some other tournaments like Indian Wells is very windy. But it's very tough to play, yeah.
Q. When you stretched several times on the court and you almost did the splits, are you okay there? Or is that, are you used to doing that?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I still have my legs, I'm fine.
Q. Are you okay? I was wondering if that would have affected your game at all?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: No, no, not at all. But I think I should have moved to this ball instead of stretching. I can do both ways. And it's much more effective if I run to the ball.
Q. How do you assess your chances going into the US Open?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I mean, I think, you know, still after this match like if I don't count this match, I feel like playing good. Today I just did so many unforced errors. To improve it, I'm playing next week in New Haven. And I still need some matches because I had very long break, you know. So it's hard to get consistency. But if I don't have matches like that, I would be playing good.
Q. So in your own mind, are you one of the favorites?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I mean, I would love to say yes, but you know, like after this game today it's really disappointing to lose, you know. So I just want to go out there and to do my best.
Q. Did you not expect too much coming in here your first tournament since Wimbledon?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I didn't think about it, you know. I just wanted to go out there and play so much. Maybe this hurt me a little bit because I give so much energy‑wise in my first two matches. Then sometimes you just lose it a little bit. And that's what's happened to me today.
Q. What did you do in the break between Wimbledon and now?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I had some time off, because I had some problems with shoulder. And then I've been training like for three weeks.
Q. So no vacation?

maryc
Aug 17th, 2007, 11:18 PM
Thanks for the interview!

Jenny.C.Fan
Aug 18th, 2007, 10:02 AM
Thanks for the interview, no idea what happenend after the first set yesterday it was pretty awful, good luck in new haven sveta :)

Chrisi
Aug 18th, 2007, 10:05 AM
I think New Haven offers her a big chance to win her first title of the year! So good luck, Sveta!