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Keaka
Aug 21st, 2007, 10:55 AM
There should be a special thread :p

She is the 22nd seed in the competition.Hopefully she can have a great tournament, and reach a 4th round :smash: :p

In doubles she'll probably be 3rd seed along with Ai Sugiyama.Hopefully another final at least :D

forever_rafter
Aug 21st, 2007, 11:23 AM
I'm going so you can expect photos :)

maryc
Aug 21st, 2007, 06:19 PM
Great! So if Daniilidou and Srebotnik play simultaneously, I'll go cover
Eleni, right? ;)

forever_rafter
Aug 21st, 2007, 09:42 PM
Great! So if Daniilidou and Srebotnik play simultaneously, I'll go cover
Eleni, right? ;)

No, of course not :lol: I'm always covering Eleni as a priority ;)

SloKid
Aug 22nd, 2007, 05:02 PM
Her section:
Katarina Srebotnik SLO (22) vs. Alicia Molik AUS
Maria Kirilenko RUS vs. Martina Muller GER
Jelena Kostanic Tosic CRO vs. Elena Vesnina RUS
Julia Vakulenko UKR vs. Daniela Hantuchova SVK (9)

I kinda sensed she'd get Hantuchova in round 3 again. Hopefully she can reach it and get some revenge. The draw is not the easiest, but managable.

AJZ.
Aug 22nd, 2007, 11:27 PM
Tough draw :(
I'm mad that Kata, Dani & Elena V are all in same part of it...
May the best woman get out of it ;)

I wonder if Ai & Kata will play mixed :confused: Kata with Nenad? :inlove: Nice guy.

Keaka
Aug 23rd, 2007, 09:48 AM
:o

Awful draw.

Just when you see Molik in first round, you think: She's not in the best form, she's beatable.

And then you see Kirilenko 2nd round... :bolt: And she's in form.But hopefully a 3rd round, and Hantuchova isn't toughest of the seeds right now, so good 3rd round draw I think :yeah: , because Hantuchova isn't in her biggest form...

AJZ.
Aug 26th, 2007, 10:22 PM
Doubles is also rather difficult:

(3) Ai & Kata vs. Ji/Sun
Krajicek/Radwanska vs. Hradecka/Voracova
Dellacqua/Pratt vs. (WC) Barte/Mueller
(WC) Haynes/Rolle vs. (15) King/Loit

other teams in their quarter: husarova/schnyder, (7) safina/dechy, petrova/vaidisova, (12) garbin/peer :eek:
Tough section indeed.
In Black/Huber's half of the draw, too.

TennisPlayingFox
Aug 28th, 2007, 08:37 PM
Kata def Molik 6-2, 6-2! Nice easy win! Next up is Kirilenko! Should be a good match! Good luck Kata!

SloKid
Aug 28th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Great smooth win today and with Hantuchova out, Kata has a perfect chance to finally reach that cursed 4th round again, having said that I'm not holding my breath just yet. :o
One step at a time, Kirilenko next, Kata already beat her this summer, hopefully she can do it again.
I wonder if Ai & Kata will play mixed :confused: Kata with Nenad? :inlove: Nice guy.
No mixed this time, focusing on doubles and singles only.

AJZ.
Aug 29th, 2007, 01:23 AM
Really nice win over Molik :worship:
Now, get to 3RD!
One step at a time :cool:

Ah, that's too bad about mixed - hopefully singles and doubles results are worthy of this decision! (that is: R16 & WIN :p:D:angel:)

Keaka
Aug 29th, 2007, 10:37 AM
Great win over Molik.It was kinda unexpected, that easy.

She really has the 4R chance.Just that this time her bigggest hurdle is in the second round, Kirilenko.

Good luck today in doubles =)

SloKid
Aug 29th, 2007, 12:02 PM
I really really really hope she beats Kirilenko, all the talk in GM is about how Kirilenko is already in r3, no one even mentions the possibility of Kata getting there, they all just talk about Vakulenko vs. Kirilenko in r3 or some other crap like that. So I really hope Kata does the talking on the court and beats Kirilenko again, I wouldn't mind another bagel like in Stanford, but in the end any win would do. Gremo!

maryc
Aug 29th, 2007, 12:21 PM
I only saw part of the match, but what I saw was good! As a friend
put it, Kata was on fire.

Keaka
Aug 29th, 2007, 02:30 PM
I really really really hope she beats Kirilenko, all the talk in GM is about how Kirilenko is already in r3, no one even mentions the possibility of Kata getting there, they all just talk about Vakulenko vs. Kirilenko in r3 or some other crap like that. So I really hope Kata does the talking on the court and beats Kirilenko again, I wouldn't mind another bagel like in Stanford, but in the end any win would do. Gremo!

Totally agree. It is true Kirilenko isn't in the bad form anymore, but she's in a solid form, and with it, she's still beatable. I personally think Katarina will still win pretty easily, like 64 63.I may be wrong, but that's just my opinion.

She just has too much strengths to expose Kirilenko in a tough situation. She has net skills, forehand & the serve, what could hurt Kirilenko. Too bad though, Kirilenko is one of my favourites too :(

AJZ.
Aug 29th, 2007, 06:47 PM
Ai lost in singles :( So I guess she's focusing on the doubles now... I hope they win it, I really really do.

Keaka
Aug 30th, 2007, 02:12 PM
60 61 against Ji/Sun :D

IMPRESSIVE!

Impressive in both singles & doubles :eek:

Too bad Sugiyama lost in singles :(

maryc
Aug 30th, 2007, 06:42 PM
It was a very relaxing match to watch--no worries on
my part at all! They basically demolished Ji/Sun, who had to
fight really hard to get that one game.

It went so fast I forgot to take out my camera until
match pt.

But it was really good to see them play so well--both
Kata and Ai were really on top of their games, and having
fun.

Keaka
Aug 30th, 2007, 06:44 PM
Down a break right now against Kirilenko- 2-4 :(

SloKid
Aug 30th, 2007, 06:46 PM
Kata started her match against Kirilenko, just broke back for *3-4.

Vakulenko awaits the winner.

SloKid
Aug 30th, 2007, 07:02 PM
4-6
This is so typical. :help:

She better fight back...or else I will not be in the slightest bit amused.

Highlandman
Aug 30th, 2007, 07:14 PM
Now 1-1 in 2nd, I hope she can break her now. She is normally definitely the better player.

SloKid
Aug 30th, 2007, 07:21 PM
Finally up a break, now she needs to build on it and take control.

Keaka
Aug 30th, 2007, 07:46 PM
^ 46 35 15-0*

:tape:

SloKid
Aug 30th, 2007, 07:47 PM
Yes, I know, I didn't expect anything else, she never uses her opportunities.

Boreas
Aug 30th, 2007, 07:54 PM
I was expecting win. And now she lost in straight sets:rolleyes:

SloKid
Aug 30th, 2007, 07:56 PM
There's really no excuse, she should go and learn a thing or two from Kozmus about big game mental preparations. :rolleyes:

Boreas
Aug 30th, 2007, 08:04 PM
There's really no excuse, she should go and learn a thing or two from Kozmus about big game mental preparations. :rolleyes:

Well, maybe she will learn at 30s, but then it will be too late anyway:help: . At her ages she should be really much better in the cruicial moments than Kirilenko

Keaka
Aug 30th, 2007, 08:19 PM
At least Klepac is mentally strong :D :haha:

SloKid
Aug 30th, 2007, 08:25 PM
Well, maybe she will learn at 30s, but then it will be too late anyway:help: . At her ages she should be really much better in the cruicial moments than Kirilenko
True, but it'll only help her in her doubles career. :o She's becoming more and more of an expert. But I do have my doubts, because she never seems to learn anything from her defeats, if she had then I don't know if we would've seen matches like against Davenport last year or Dementieva or Peer this year.

Boreas
Aug 30th, 2007, 08:43 PM
anyway, it is pathetic to watch her losing matches which she should win. That is a reason why I prefer Maja Matevzic more:lol: . Bratislava 2002 was just amazing to watch

AJZ.
Aug 31st, 2007, 12:02 AM
Kata :hug: Stuff happens...

third on tomorrow against krajicek&radwanska, please repeat the win :worship:

Mary, glad you got to see the doubles match :D :hug: Are you going back?

Highlandman
Aug 31st, 2007, 09:52 AM
True, but it'll only help her in her doubles career. :o She's becoming more and more of an expert. But I do have my doubts, because she never seems to learn anything from her defeats, if she had then I don't know if we would've seen matches like against Davenport last year or Dementieva or Peer this year.

Agree.

I also don't like the fact for her that so many losses had such a clear scoreline (2-6,0-6 vs Golovin, 0-6,1-6 vs Li, 2-6,0-6 vs Jankovic or all these 2-6,3-6 against players like Malek, Vesnina ....)

She could (!) so easy enter to Top-15 but obviously she doesnt want any improvement.

25-21 now in 2007. Was already better.

Maybe and I hope she learns from this loss, but obviously this hope is since a long time.

Keaka
Aug 31st, 2007, 10:54 AM
Agree.

I also don't like the fact for her that so many losses had such a clear scoreline (2-6,0-6 vs Golovin, 0-6,1-6 vs Li, 2-6,0-6 vs Jankovic or all these 2-6,3-6 against players like Malek, Vesnina ....)

She could (!) so easy enter to Top-15 but obviously she doesnt want any improvement.

25-21 now in 2007. Was already better.

Maybe and I hope she learns from this loss, but obviously this hope is since a long time.

The 06 16, 26 06, 26 36 losses aren't as awful.

She was in an awful form that time, I watched live feed against Golovin - she wasn't happy with herself AT ALL, I saw her very mad for the first time (except when she said picka matrna against Dementieva in Stuttgart. :lol: :tape: )

She could enter top 15 easily, I totally agree. But I think her personality is the one that stops her from doing better on the tour. She just wants to be "real" in every interview and she says her normal results should be 2-3rd rounds at GS's and 2nd rounds at the bigger tournaments, where she's not seeded. That's an awful attitude. She just doesn't want to believe that she can make top 15 and that's preventing her from it. That's in her personality, she can change it, but hardly.

That's why its refreshing to have Klepac, who right now hasn't got any barriers, or any kind of mental weaknesses. :D

Boreas
Aug 31st, 2007, 12:07 PM
The 06 16, 26 06, 26 36 losses aren't as awful.

She was in an awful form that time, I watched live feed against Golovin - she wasn't happy with herself AT ALL, I saw her very mad for the first time (except when she said picka matrna against Dementieva in Stuttgart. :lol: :tape: )

She could enter top 15 easily, I totally agree. But I think her personality is the one that stops her from doing better on the tour. She just wants to be "real" in every interview and she says her normal results should be 2-3rd rounds at GS's and 2nd rounds at the bigger tournaments, where she's not seeded. That's an awful attitude. She just doesn't want to believe that she can make top 15 and that's preventing her from it. That's in her personality, she can change it, but hardly.

That's why its refreshing to have Klepac, who right now hasn't got any barriers, or any kind of mental weaknesses. :D


When they were playing fed cup match against Serbia, Andreja said she can beat Jelena Janković. :lol: . Andreja is for sure much more optimistic than Kata.

SloKid
Aug 31st, 2007, 12:25 PM
Kata said after the match that it wasn't her day, Kirilenko was excellent and that she didn't have the right feel for the ball, she didn't feel 100%, she lacked the real energy needed to beat a quality opponent like that, without it you can't expect to win.

What a great moment to lack energy for a win, a friggin' grand slam. :help:

Highlandman
Aug 31st, 2007, 01:34 PM
The 06 16, 26 06, 26 36 losses aren't as awful.

She was in an awful form that time, I watched live feed against Golovin - she wasn't happy with herself AT ALL, I saw her very mad for the first time (except when she said picka matrna against Dementieva in Stuttgart. :lol: :tape: )

She could enter top 15 easily, I totally agree. But I think her personality is the one that stops her from doing better on the tour. She just wants to be "real" in every interview and she says her normal results should be 2-3rd rounds at GS's and 2nd rounds at the bigger tournaments, where she's not seeded. That's an awful attitude. She just doesn't want to believe that she can make top 15 and that's preventing her from it. That's in her personality, she can change it, but hardly.

That's why its refreshing to have Klepac, who right now hasn't got any barriers, or any kind of mental weaknesses. :D

Uhm, I think that kind of result is always awful for a player like Kata :) I see her normally as better than Golovin - in this season she definitely had no big highlight so far:sad: - and BTW: what means this sentence she said in Stuttgart? ;)

:eek: I can agree. It is always said when players with such a talent have an attitude like that. When she is again on a good way she loses again to lower ranked players like last year Suchá or this year Vesnina, .... - but when she really doesn't change anything it will be even hard for her to re-enter in Top-20.

Yeah, Andreja is obviously a fighter. Sure, not the weapons like a Kata, but she tries to improve all the time and that's the good thing. She also plays a lot. Shows how important it is for her. When I met her for a short time in 2006 Stuttgart, she was very cool. Her win against Tu was just :eek: .

AJZ.
Aug 31st, 2007, 09:29 PM
They won against Aga&Misa 5-7 6-0 6-2 :worship:
Keep it up, girls!! Win it :D

maryc
Sep 1st, 2007, 10:12 PM
Against Molik...

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/190398685-L.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/190399038-L.jpg

and the 1st doubles match...

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/190402535-L.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/190402892-L.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/190403208-L.jpg

AJZ.
Sep 2nd, 2007, 12:56 AM
Cute pictures, thank you :worship:
Looked like there were a lot of people for the match :eek:
Definitely a good partnership.

SloKid
Sep 2nd, 2007, 05:15 PM
Kata and Ai beat King/Loit 6-3, 6-2, smooth. :D

Up next in the qf are either Garbin/Peer or Dechy/Safina. Kata reached the final last year with Dinara and lost to Dechy and Zvonareva, interesting to see Dinara and Dechy playing together this year. :lol:

Keaka
Sep 2nd, 2007, 06:05 PM
Uhm, I think that kind of result is always awful for a player like Kata :) I see her normally as better than Golovin - in this season she definitely had no big highlight so far:sad: - and BTW: what means this sentence she said in Stuttgart? ;)

:eek: I can agree. It is always said when players with such a talent have an attitude like that. When she is again on a good way she loses again to lower ranked players like last year Suchá or this year Vesnina, .... - but when she really doesn't change anything it will be even hard for her to re-enter in Top-20.

Yeah, Andreja is obviously a fighter. Sure, not the weapons like a Kata, but she tries to improve all the time and that's the good thing. She also plays a lot. Shows how important it is for her. When I met her for a short time in 2006 Stuttgart, she was very cool. Her win against Tu was just :eek: .

I looked in the SLO-ENG dictionary of curse words and it means "mother's ****" :tape:

Yeah, agree, she should face the truth and say, I am bad if I won't pass the 4R in a GS, I want to do this really bad, or maybe even winning it :lol:. And she would play better definetly, because there's a good frame in your mind then and you believe you are capable.

How could Jankovic become number 3? And she isn't more talented than Srebotnik.

Klepac has bigger weapons than Srebotnik :shrug: Srebotnik doesn't have a big backhand, Klepac has forehand, backhand + serve and she moves or tries to move really well too. But she isn't as consistent and that hurts her.

Great doubles win :yeah:

SloKid
Sep 2nd, 2007, 07:55 PM
Szavay and Uhlirova beat Molik and Santangelo meaning that Kata and Ai will not only stay 4th after the USO, they'll also extend their advantage.
They also have a nice shot at being third after the USO, depends on how far Chan and Chuang go.

Keaka
Sep 2nd, 2007, 08:27 PM
Szavay and Uhlirova beat Molik and Santangelo meaning that Kata and Ai will not only stay 4th after the USO, they'll also extend their advantage.
They also have a nice shot at being third after the USO, depends on how far Chan and Chuang go.

:clap2: :yeah:

AJZ.
Sep 2nd, 2007, 10:18 PM
I'm hoping for the dream final right now - YJ & CJ vs. Ai & Kata :drool:

The draw looks like this now:

(6) Peschke/Stubbs vs. (13) Morariu/Shaughnessy
(3) Ai&Kata vs. [Dechy/Safina or Garbin/Peer]
Szavay/Uhlirova vs. Foretz/Shvedova
(5) Chan/Chuang vs. (2) Raymond/Stosur

I really hope they can come up with the win here, it's doable, I really hope they can keep this up... it's only three matches, after all!

AJZ.
Sep 3rd, 2007, 05:42 PM
The draw keeps opening up - Raymond & Stosur are out :eek:

(6) Peschke/Stubbs vs. (13) Morariu/Shaughnessy
(3) Ai&Kata vs. [Dechy/Safina or Garbin/Peer]
Szavay/Uhlirova vs. Foretz/Shvedova
(5) Chan/Chuang vs. (16) Mirza/Mattek

That means: Ai and Kata are now the favorites for the title :eek:
I really hope they don't let the moment get to them, I really hope they can come through here... I believe. :)

SloKid
Sep 3rd, 2007, 05:46 PM
This could be the biggest chance they ever get, so they better live up to the opportunity.

AJZ.
Sep 3rd, 2007, 11:20 PM
They better... !!

They will play the QF on Wednesday against (7) Dechy & Safina, who beat Garbin & Peer 6-4 1-6 7-5.

I'm so excited for their match!!

AJZ.
Sep 5th, 2007, 04:19 PM
So disappointing... :( They're losing to Dechy and Safina badly.

AJZ.
Sep 5th, 2007, 04:30 PM
They lost 5-7 3-6 :bigcry:
This is so crushing... they couldn't win the slam they were favorites for. :bigcry:

SloKid
Sep 5th, 2007, 04:37 PM
Kata and Ai are not the type of players to ever be able to do well, when favoured. :o

Tough loss. :(

Boreas
Sep 5th, 2007, 04:39 PM
Probably she wasnt inspired enough cos all higher ranked doubles were out.

And Kata really dreams she can win in Portoroz.

AJZ.
Sep 5th, 2007, 05:26 PM
Kata and Ai are not the type of players to ever be able to do well, when favoured. :o

Tough loss. :(

That's exactly what I was thinking :o
It's sort of like the RG Final, or the Stanford/San Diego SFs.
But worse :p

Ah well... I hope they can rebound, do well in the fall to qualify for YEC and then do well at the Aussie Open. That one's super important.:p

forever_rafter
Sep 9th, 2007, 08:42 AM
I promised you photos from the USO 2007, so here is a delivery :)

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1160832.jpg http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1160834.jpg
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1160885.jpg http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1160893.jpg
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1160908.jpg http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1160909.jpg
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1170117.jpg http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1170114.jpg
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1170136.jpg http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1170123.jpg
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1170372.jpg http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1170381.jpg
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1170413.jpg http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1170402.jpg
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/P1170146.jpg

all pics here : http://s196.photobucket.com/albums/aa285/forever_rafter/Kata%20Srebotnik/US%20Open%202007/?start=all

AJZ.
Sep 19th, 2007, 12:35 AM
Such cute pics, thank you :worship:

She said in her blog (which is really cute!) that she's pleased with the way she's been playing, and in doubles too. She was disappointed about USO, but she said Nath&Dinara were better that particular day, and she's happy they won so they lost to eventual champions :lol: She's so cute.

forever_rafter
Sep 19th, 2007, 07:02 AM
THank you and you are welcome :) Kata is so cute indeed :) And so cool :P What's the link to Kata's blog?