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Jan 5th, 2008, 12:35 AM
The Russian #1 and world #2 begins her 2008 year in Sydney. Udachi! :bounce::cool:

Jan 5th, 2008, 01:35 AM
suerte Sveta! :rocker:

Jan 5th, 2008, 09:08 AM
Vamos Sveta!!!! :bounce:

Justine Henin (BEL)(1) vs Bye
Alicia Molik (AUS)(WC) vs Lucie Safarova (CZE)
Qualifier vs Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
Qualifier vs Elena Dementieva (RUS)(8)

Ana Ivanovic (SRB)(4) vs Bye
Nicole Pratt (AUS)(WC) vs Virginie Razzano (FRA)
Sybille Bammer (AUT) vs Nadia Petrova (RUS)(WC)
Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) vs Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)(5)

Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)(6) vs Dinara Safina (RUS)
Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) vs Qualifier
Qualifier vs Tatiana Golovin (FRA)
Bye vs Jelena Jankovic (SRB)(3)

Marion Bartoli (FRA)(7) vs Na Li (CHN)
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs Qualifier
Shahar Peer (ISR) vs Qualifier
Bye vs Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)(2)

Jan 5th, 2008, 12:49 PM
Tough field. Sveta probably plays Peer in her first match

Jan 5th, 2008, 01:04 PM
I would say the draw is okay ;) Good luck, Sveta. Win some matches before the AO!

Jan 5th, 2008, 06:51 PM
Sveta was ill last year and missed Sydney. So a chance to pick up points here.

Jan 5th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Looks like a tough draw, Peer first up probably then maybe Na Li who is a form player at the moment. But good luck Sveta, I hope you can play with confidence and set yourself up nicely ahead of AO and the rest of the season.

Agassi Fan
Jan 6th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Go Sveta!

Jan 7th, 2008, 06:49 AM
Good luck Sveta :bounce:

Jan 7th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Stepanek vs. Robredo
2. Ivanovic vs. Razzano
3. Peer vs. Kuznetsova
4. ATP: Darcis vs. Sirianni
5. ATP: Moyá vs. Koubek

This will be a diffcult match for Sveta.We all know Peer can cause Sveta some troubles (remember last year AO),so she'll have to be ready for a fight.I wouldn't like her to be out since the first match.

Vamos Sveta :rocker2:

Jan 7th, 2008, 10:57 PM
Yes, I remember Sveta v Peer in Melbourne last year, I was there. Many in the crowd were cheering for the underdog, who won... and it seemed to be only me cheering for Sveta. Also last year, Sveta failed to win a match in Sydney, so we have to hope and pray for better this time. GO SVETA!!

Jan 8th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Sveta beat Peer 63 64 and plays Fran next

Jan 8th, 2008, 02:22 PM
Job done and easier than expected :D Now let's hope for a re-paly of the Fed Cup match with an easier and less tiring outcome this time if possible ;)

Good luck Sveta!!!! Vamos,vamos!!!! :bounce:

Jan 8th, 2008, 04:31 PM
She should beat her in straight sets! At least, I hope so ;)
Great win against Peer! :bounce:

Jan 8th, 2008, 06:23 PM
yeah great win!!! she has beaten fran before so lets hope she does it again tommorow look forward to it. Good luck !!!!! sveta

Jan 8th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Gasquet vs. Tursunov
2. Schiavone vs. Kuznetsova
3. ATP: Hewitt vs. Guccione
4. Henin vs. Kanepi
5. Vaidisova vs. Jankovic (NB 19.30hrs)
6. ATP: Bryan/Bryan vs. Erlich/Ram

Davai Sveta!!! :bounce:

Jan 8th, 2008, 09:51 PM
Come on Svetlana!!:D

I hope the tv broadcasts her match this time :mad:

Jan 8th, 2008, 11:58 PM
Great win over Shahar Peer! Hopefully Sveta can continue to deliver the goods against Fran. GO SVETA !!!

Jan 9th, 2008, 05:24 AM
Sveta beat Fran 64 60

Congratz Sveta !!!!

Jan 9th, 2008, 11:17 AM
Sveta moves into a SF with Nicole. One match from a 1 vs 2 final

Jan 9th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Nicole served very well so Sveta will have to be focused returning serves
Jankovic tried to go corner to corner too much. Nicole moves okay, don't go for perfect shots.
Make her move, but keep your shots in play. Jankovic missed lines about 20 times.
Play inside the lines

Jan 9th, 2008, 04:33 PM

Jan 9th, 2008, 05:33 PM
its a great start of the year lets hope she wins from nicole vaidisova

Jan 9th, 2008, 06:32 PM
First semi-final of the year :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
She is 3:0 up to Nicole! I wish her good luck. She can beat her!!!

Jan 9th, 2008, 08:58 PM
Come on,Sveta :bounce: Make it 4-0 against the czech ;) :kiss:

Jan 10th, 2008, 06:19 AM
Sveta in the final :bounce:

Jan 10th, 2008, 06:54 AM
lets hope she thrashes Justine ;):angel:

Jan 10th, 2008, 10:44 AM
It is just me or Sveta's powerful serve is gone? And her second serve was so weak and got punished easily many times by Vaidisova :confused:

Jan 10th, 2008, 10:49 AM
Eurosport is showing the 2nd set of Svetas match against Nicole so im just watching it now, was a very tight match. Really glad she's in the final, good luck tomorrow sveta.

Jan 10th, 2008, 11:40 AM
Sveta beat Czech Nicole Vaidisova 7-5 7-6(4) in the semifinal, saving a set point on her serve in the ninth game of the second set.
Sveta came back from 3-0 down in the tiebreaker to win seven of the next eight points and the match.

Jan 10th, 2008, 11:46 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080110/capt.2eb7b043a8494398ae9d7f98c4ffa190.australia_sy dney_international_tennis_xrg113.jpg
Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic, left, congratulates Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova after their match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. Kuznetsova won the match 7-5, 7-6.

Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia salutes the crowd after beating Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic in the women's semi-final at the Sydney International Tennis Tournament 10 January 2008. Kuznetsova won the match 7-5, 7-6 and goes on to meet top seed Justin Henin of Belgium in the final .

Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia returns to Nicole Vaidisova

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080110/capt.88ceebb76f854edc9f57abaf386bf3ef.australia_sy dney_international_tennis_xrg108.jpg
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova celebrates winning the first set in her semi finals match against Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080110/capt.e6a5bab25e76455ea26c091f90d94074.australia_sy dney_international_tennis_xrg107.jpg
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova plays a shot in her semi finals match against Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. Kuznetsova won the match 7-5, 7-6.

Jan 10th, 2008, 12:00 PM
I donīt know, what i should think about Svetaīs accomplishment today. Was it caculation, stragedy, policy? Or is she maybe out of form? Seems to be tired a bit? :shrug: What is sure is that she cannot win tomorrow with this modest engagement. I had to grin a little bit about the notice of the Eurosport commentator: he wondered, why she perspired so much though she had done nothing.:scratch: Wish her so much luck and power against Justine. :smash:

Jan 10th, 2008, 01:42 PM
Great start to the new year! Hopefully she is able to make it tough for Justine :wavey:

Good luck!

Jan 10th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Very complicated the party of tomorrow against Justine,But another final more!,wins the one who wins I will be happy I like the two

Jan 10th, 2008, 04:29 PM
Sveta played a smart match. She didn't try to hit perfect winners, but when she hit a good shot that made Nicole run, she came into net behind it.

That's the strategy against every tall girl. Make them move and then you come to net, forcing them to hit a passing shot on the run.

Jan 10th, 2008, 07:38 PM
Very difficult final for sure,let's hope Sveta is ready for the fight!!!

Does anyone know what time is the final? (european time)

Jan 10th, 2008, 07:41 PM
I know that it is in the netherlands on tv at 12 o clock at eurosport and that the differents between the netherlands and australia 10 hours is

Jan 10th, 2008, 10:58 PM
It is just me or Sveta's powerful serve is gone? And her second serve was so weak and got punished easily many times by Vaidisova :confused:

yeah i noticed that too :(

she has to fix that up to have any chance against Justine

The final is being played at 7.30 pm over here
but i think you can convert the time on this site :)


Jan 11th, 2008, 11:22 AM
Well Sveta lost, but not a bad way to begin her season with a finals appearance in sydney :D she came close, but she just needs to convert the big points when it comes to the crunch against players like Justine.

Jan 11th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Sveta had plenty of chances in the 3rd set but lost 46 62 64.
Now she moves on to Melbourne.

Jan 11th, 2008, 11:38 AM
she lost after such a close match :sad:

oh well Good Luck for the AO Sveta :)

Jan 11th, 2008, 01:05 PM
:clap2:Very good party of Sveta and Justine, I have liked very much:yeah:.Sveta has playing very well.Ultimately she did not win, but me taste since like she played, was near the victory

Jan 11th, 2008, 01:50 PM
anyone saw live match? please tell me what happened there. Did Justine play great all of sudden or Sveta lose concentration again?

Jan 11th, 2008, 04:32 PM
She lost but I have the impression she's coming closer to Justine.

Jan 11th, 2008, 04:46 PM
Once again she lost to Justine.No shame losing to world n.1,it must have been a good match by the result (I'll watch the taped video now).Hope we get to see a revenge in a couple of weeks in Melbourne ;)

Good tourney,Sveta :kiss:

Jan 11th, 2008, 06:48 PM
I guess Sveta played pretty smart in the first set. However, as usual, and credit to Justine, the experience of the world no. 1 showed through. I've seen it before, against various players: if Justine loses the first set she is able to adjust her strategies and pull things around.
But it was a good week for Sveta. Some early-season form which she can build upon. I do hope she goes a long way in Melbourne - who knows, maybe even the title?