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The Daviator
Jan 13th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Medibank International, Sydney

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Week 3, Rebound Ace Tier I, Draw Size 32

Welcome to Sydney! The final event before the season's first Grand Slam and #1 Severine Bremond is looking as dominant as she was this time last season with a successful title defence last week in the Gold Coast, this is the last chance to experiment before Melbourne, so good luck to all!

Points Deadline - Tuesday 18:00 CET

Draw Posted - Monday 18:00 CET

The Daviator
Jan 13th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Aces To Play

Benesova - 2
Bremond - 3
Capriati - 3
Clijsters - 0
Davenport - 3
Dechy - 3
Dementieva - 3
Dominguez Lino - 0
Golovin - 2
Hantuchova - 0
Harkleroad - 1
Ivanovic - 2
Jankovic - 2
Kirilenko - 4
Kournikova - 0
Krajicek - 0
Mauresmo - 3
Molik - 3
Myskina - 1
Paszek - 4
Pennetta - 1
Tanasugarn - 1
Vaidisova - 4
Washington - 0
V. Williams - 3

The Daviator
Jan 13th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Draw

Severine Bremond(1) v Bye
Ana Ivanovic v Mashona Washington
Maria Kirilenko v Lindsay Davenport
Bye v Anastasia Myskina(7)

Michaella Krajicek(5) v Bye
Tamira Paszek v Lourdes Dominguez Lino
Anna Kournikova v Alicia Molik
Bye v Venus Williams(4)

Tamarine Tanasugarn(3) v Bye
Daniela Hantuchova v Jennifer Capriati
Nicole Vaidisova v Elena Dementieva
Kim Clijsters v Nathalie Dechy(8)

Amelie Mauresmo(6) v Bye
Jelena Jankovic v Tatiana Golovin
Iveta Benesova v Flavia Pennetta
Bye v Ashley Harkleroad(2)

The Daviator
Jan 13th, 2008, 08:25 PM
OOP

Tuesday - R32

Wednesday - R16

Thursday - QFs

Friday - SFs and F

The Daviator
Jan 13th, 2008, 08:26 PM
Points To Defend

500 -

V. Williams

350 -

Safarova

225 -

Bremond
Medina Garrigues

125 -

Jankovic
Myskina
Mauresmo
Dementieva

70 -

Paszek
Krajicek
Pennetta
Harkleroad
Bartoli

45 -

Golovin
Tanasugarn
Dominguez Lino
Benesova
Camerin
Dechy
Kirilenko
Molik
Rezai

The Daviator
Jan 13th, 2008, 08:26 PM
Awards

Player of the Week

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Congrats Jen! She gets the award for her run the Gold Coast semis and now has 3 aces to use in Sydney :p

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 13th, 2008, 08:27 PM
I swear I saw a thread before this.:p
I followed it but I ended up following an invalid link.:spit:

The Daviator
Jan 13th, 2008, 08:28 PM
I swear I saw a thread before this.:p
I followed it but I ended up following an invalid link.:spit:

Yeah I had to delete it because the second post in the thread came before the first :o

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 13th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Yeah.The board is acting :cuckoo: just now.;)

Hoping for a good draw for Misa.:o

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 15th, 2008, 09:42 AM
Damnit!Tamira again.:rolleyes:

Please help,Momo!:help:

ViennaCalling
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:07 AM
Tamira :armed:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:10 AM
It's pretty funny that our players meet together quite often recently.;)
WIT,WMT and here.:spit:

ViennaCalling
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:28 AM
It's pretty funny that our players meet together quite often recently.;)
WIT,WMT and here.:spit:

Here i won last week :devil:

WIT: I lost :sad:

WMT: I canīt remember ... but we play Fed Cup together and will kick their asses :D

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 15th, 2008, 12:10 PM
Here i won last week :devil:

WIT: I lost :sad:

WMT: I canīt remember ... but we play Fed Cup together and will kick their asses :D

You beat me in USO in WMT!:mad: :p

The Daviator
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:36 PM
First round on the way!

The Daviator
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:40 PM
Round of 32

Ivanovic def. Washington 6-0 5-7 6-1

Davenport def. Kirilenko 6-7(6) 6-4 6-4

Paszek def. Dominguez Lino 6-3 6-4

Molik def. Kournikova 6-4 5-7 6-4

Capriati def. Hantuchova 4-6 7-5 6-4

Vaidisova def. Dementieva 4-6 6-1 6-4

Dechy(8) def. Clijsters 7-5 7-5

Jankovic def. Golovin 5-7 6-4 6-4

Benesova def. Pennetta 6-2 5-7 6-3

MH0861
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:42 PM
What a surprise :haha:

Congrats Linds ;)

The Daviator
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Updated Draw

Severine Bremond(1) v Ana Ivanovic
Lindsay Davenport v Anastasia Myskina(7)

Michaella Krajicek(5) v Tamira Paszek
Alicia Molik v Venus Williams(4)

Tamarine Tanasugarn(3) v Jennifer Capriati
Nicole Vaidisova v Nathalie Dechy(8)

Amelie Mauresmo(6) v Jelena Jankovic
Iveta Benesova v Ashley Harkleroad(2)

The Daviator
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:45 PM
What a surprise :haha:

Congrats Linds ;)

Maria :bigcry: You could break a record of losing all your matches with 4 aces :tape: :lol:

But I know you'll do better at the AO :yeah:

Harvs
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:46 PM
eugh. i struggled against a 0 acer lol

MH0861
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:48 PM
Maria :bigcry: You could break a record of losing all your matches with 4 aces :tape: :lol:

But I know you'll do better at the AO :yeah:

I have been given bad draws :mad: I have faith in my ability to win 7-6 in the third against a 0 acer :sad::sad:

Droolv
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:55 PM
:o I lost in 3 again :sad:

MH0861
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:57 PM
:o I lost in 3 again :sad:

:rocker2:

I may compile my history of close 3 setters lost, but I don't know if I have that kind of time :haha:

DefyingGravity
Jan 16th, 2008, 01:25 AM
Jennifer...good thing you survived

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 01:48 AM
what a struggle over a player with no aces :rolleyes:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 16th, 2008, 08:12 AM
LDL :mad:

Congrats Tamira into the quarters!:yeah:

ViennaCalling
Jan 16th, 2008, 08:48 AM
Tamira :yeah:

This season is already better than the last one :rolls:

Lourdes :hug:

LDF
Jan 16th, 2008, 03:50 PM
What a scoreline, Maria :tape: :hug:

Sorry for not sending new points this week Dav - I promise I will for the AO :D

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 04:46 PM
R16 on the way :p

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 04:47 PM
come on Queen Dechy :armed:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Round of 16

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Bremond(1) def. Ivanovic
7-5 6-4

Even though it's only her 2nd best surface, Sev is so tough to beat on RA it seems, she's looking very good once again and Ana is always dangerous, good luck in Melbourne Ana :hug:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 04:49 PM
someone PLEASE stop her, its getting beyond a joke :help:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Round of 16

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Davenport def. Myskina(7)
6-3 6-2

Lindsay is definitely one of the form players right now, she just has so much confidence, she'll have to get past Bremond to make the semis though, slow start to the season for Nastya :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Round of 16

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Paszek def. Krajicek(5)
6-3 6-2

Well at least it's an improvement on last week's match, still a beatdown nonetheless :lol:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Misa :rolleyes:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 04:55 PM
didnt Davenport play Bremond last week and Lindsay hasnt changed points = :yawn:

LDF
Jan 16th, 2008, 04:57 PM
didnt Davenport play Bremond last week and Lindsay hasnt changed points = :yawn:

Yep :(

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 04:57 PM
Round of 16

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Molik def. V. Williams(4)
W/O

So disappointed that Vee has missed this part of the season, especially as she's the defending champ, she won't be retired, but she'll be out of action until her coach returns :sad:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 04:59 PM
didnt Davenport play Bremond last week and Lindsay hasnt changed points = :yawn:

Some CTs may go the other way this time though ;)

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Yep :(

shame on you allowing Sev to dominate the tour :o

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:01 PM
We dont get to see Alicia lose because of her lack of stamina :(

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Round of 16

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Capriati def. Tanasugarn(3)
7-5 7-5

The veteran Americans are playing great right now :yeah: Jen using her extra ace to good effect, Tammy :hug:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Tammy :rolleyes:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Round of 16

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Vaidisova def. Dechy(8)
6-0 4-6 6-1

"Queen" Dechy got her arse kicked :lol: Looking ropey for the AO :devil: Nicole :eek: :worship:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:06 PM
you are joking - CTs went all against me.

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:09 PM
Round of 16

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Jankovic def. Mauresmo(6)
6-4 6-2

JJ is such a dangerous floater, she produces a good run every few events and this week she's decided to play well, change your points for next week Momo :p

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:12 PM
you are joking - CTs went all against me.

You lost 1 in the first and third sets, and won 2 in the 2nd set, Nicole went all out, you did well to take a set :p

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:14 PM
You lost 1 in the first and third sets, and won 2 in the 2nd set, Nicole went all out, you did well to take a set :p

had I won the first and 3rd one though, would it have been a different story :p

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Round of 16

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Benesova def. Harkleroad(2)
6-3 5-7 6-3

Iveta seems to have found her form from Auckland, and has produced another good run :yeah: Whilst the seed massacre continues :haha:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:17 PM
had I won the first and 3rd one though, would it have been a different story :p

No, you would have lost each set 6-4 :p

LDF
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:18 PM
Davenport continues impressive start to the season

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Sydney, AUS -- Lindsay Davenport moved into her third successive quarter-final with a confident 6-3 6-2 victory over seventh seed Anastasia Myskina. Lindsay's partiality for the surface shone through, whereas the Russian often looked uncomfortable moving on the sticky Rebound Ace courts.

'I'm very pleased with the state of my game at the moment,' said Lindsay. 'The courts suit my strokes well, and I'm not finding the hot conditions particularly bothersome. This type of win just makes me feel even better heading into Melbourne.'

It could be said that Davenport's excellent form thus far this season is surprising, considering all that happened last year. Lindsay consistently struggled on the circuit before retiring under mysterious circumstances after the US Open. Her coach had a brief but unsuccessful spell with Serena Williams, her fellow American, before the two decided to give their partnership one more chance.

'Don't ask me about last season (laughs),' said Lindsay. 'Seriously, I was all over the place, both on and off the court. The idea of coming back came to me just before Christmas, when I saw Nathalie Dechy ranked in the top 8 and thought 'huh, if she can get that high then surely I can do well on this tour'. So I phoned up my old coach and things kicked off from there.'

Davenport faces world number one Severine Bremond in the quarters, who defeated the American in a tight three set match in the final of the Gold Coast.

'Yeah, we had a really tight match last week - we both played great, and it came down to a couple of pieces of luck here and there. I'll try and play the key points a little better than I did in the Gold Coast and we'll see how it goes.'

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Lindsay has just added herself to the list :rolleyes:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Where's Misa's "Kill4Acers" magic?:sad:
Perhaps it only works on Queen Dechy.:p

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Updated Draw

Severine Bremond(1) v Lindsay Davenport

Tamira Paszek v Alicia Molik

Jennifer Capriati v Nicole Vaidisova

Jelena Jankovic v Iveta Benesova

Every seed but Sev beaten :tape:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:20 PM
I better write alot of articles then this week to get an extra ace then :rolleyes:

saying that im (even more) crap with 4 of them

patch.
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Nicole :woohoo:

Dechy :sad: the only player I wouldnt want to beat :sad: Your still the best though ;)

Nicole for the title :rocker2:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:21 PM
Every seed but Sev beaten :tape:





why doesnt that surprise me?

teachers pet :ras:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:21 PM
6-3,6-2 :rolleyes: :ras:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:21 PM
Nicole :woohoo:

Dechy :sad: the only player I wouldnt want to beat :sad: Your still the best though ;)

Nicole for the title :rocker2:


You better win the title now though ;)

LDF
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Lindsay has just added herself to the list :rolleyes:

:angel:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:23 PM
I better write alot of articles then this week to get an extra ace then :rolleyes:

saying that im (even more) crap with 4 of them

But you only have 3 on RA ;)

Great article Lindsay :D

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:24 PM
But you only have 3 on RA ;)

Great article Lindsay :D

I thought the person who wrote most articles got one as well :confused:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:26 PM
see

http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=12241958&postcount=6


press award is mine :)

LDF
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:28 PM
We'll see, Nathalie ;)

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:29 PM
I thought the person who wrote most articles got one as well :confused:

Yeah, so get writing :p

And if you have 4 aces in Melbourne, I may give you the curse of the tournament director's pick :devil:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Yeah, so get writing :p

And if you have 4 aces in Melbourne, I may give you the curse of the tournament director's pick :devil:

:ras:


I have an exam tomorrow, which im going to fail :sad:


but tomorrow after there will be a few from the awards etc

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:32 PM
I may be busy in the coming days, so I might wrap up the tournament tonight :angel:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:33 PM
:haha: The curse!:D

:secret: Why not choose Sev?:p I bet Queen Dechy will prefer it.:hehehe:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:34 PM
I may be busy in the coming days, so I might wrap up the tournament tonight :angel:

:eek:

patch.
Jan 16th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Vaidisova takes Down Queen Dechy

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Following a 46 61 64 victory over Russias Elena Dementieva the day before, Czech Republics Nicole Vaidisova carried her good form over to her second round match to take down the Queen of ATC, Nathalie Dechy, in three sets, 60 46 61. It was suprisingly one way traffic in the first set as Nicole flew thourgh in just under 30minutes. However the second Dechy showed more of her class, clawing back from 14 down. Despite the third scoreline, the third set was close, with most games going to deuce but it was the Czech teenager that took the victory following an error from the Frenchwomen Dechy.
"Ive had a good start to my season so far. Im loving the weather and courts in Australia and the results are coming so its a positive start to the season. Dechy is amazing when on and I know shell go far in Melbourne so to beat her is a great confidence booster. I love playing here in Australia and I really want this title. Next I play Capriati and she will be tough but ulitmatly Im gearing up to the Australian Open and giving my best performace there"

Geoffrey91
Jan 16th, 2008, 06:15 PM
In-form Sève !


Despite an unfortunate right wrist injury before Auckland where Séverine Bremond woman had to withdraw, currently world number one seemed to be back stronger than ever ! Last week, she defended with successful her Gold Coast title, beating American player Lindsay Davenport 4-6 7-5 6-3 in final !

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Today, she played her first round in Sydney, the first tier I of the season and Sève ousted Serbian Ana Ivanvovic with a 7-5 6-4 tight
victory.

"It was quite a satisfying victory today. I was able to play some long rallies, despite a shabby backhand. However my serve was great : I hit 9 aces and only 1 double fault. Tomorrow, I will play again against Davenport. In the final of Gold Coast , she impressed me and her powerful long strokes are difficult to return for me, especially since my wrist injury. I will have to stay calm and to apply my game plan ".

Vamos.
Jan 16th, 2008, 06:43 PM
I'm not sure where I'm going wrong though!:o

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 06:50 PM
I may be busy in the coming days, so I might wrap up the tournament tonight :angel:

you should thank me, everyone is coming out with articles now :rolleyes:

DefyingGravity
Jan 16th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Jennifer! Yeah! I'm FINALLY starting to play a little better at this game.

DefyingGravity
Jan 16th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Capriati Soldiers On


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Jennifer Capriati celebrates against Tamarine Tanasugarn.

Sydney, Australia--Jennifer Capriati hasn't been well known on the tour as a threat to anyone who plays her. However, regardless of what happens after the quarterfinal appearance here, more players may have to take her into consideration.

First, she saw off Daniela Hantuchova 4/6, 7/5, 6/4. The talented Slovak captured the first set with her signature down the line backhand and crisp volleying. Then, Jennifer used the experience she had gained in Hobart last week to come back from the brink of defeat, staring 4/5, 0-40 on her serve. Capriati would fire two aces and draw and error from Daniela to level the match at five all. Then, the two held serve for the most part, with Hantuchova being broken at 6/5 and at 3/2 in the second and third sets.

"Daniela is someone that many people would struggle against, regardless of the surface and someone who I think I will take a highlighter and circle when I go through the draws," Jennifer said to the press, slightly exhausted from the thrilling match.

Today, Jennifer went up against Tamarine Tanasugarn, the obviously talented Thai player who won Wimbledon. Jennifer and Tamarine traded service holds until the end of both sets, when Jennifer upped her game to win the match 7/5, 7/5. She now plays against Nicole Vaidisova, the woman who took out Jennifer's media rival, Nathalie Dechy.

ViennaCalling
Jan 16th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Second quarterfinal in a row for Tamira :eek:

patch.
Jan 16th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Capriati dosnt like Dechy :o

Nicole has to win then :p

Harvs
Jan 16th, 2008, 09:53 PM
well done winners.

its a good tourny for the fans when you see the fugly frenchwomen lose early...

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 09:56 PM
...;12321479']well done winners.

its a good tourny for the fans when you see the fugly frenchwomen lose early...

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

DefyingGravity
Jan 16th, 2008, 09:59 PM
I agree with the Aussie!

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 10:02 PM
I agree with the Aussie!

:yawn: :yawn: :yawn:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 16th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Since Marion left, so many are taking her spot :rolleyes:


If Nathalie wasnt so confident and strong, she would have retired by now :sad:

LDF
Jan 16th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Linds v.2 has already earned the same number of ranking points as Linds v.1 did up to and including s'Hertogenbosch last season :spit:

Harvs
Jan 16th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Linds v.2 has already earned the same number of ranking points as Linds v.1 did up to and including s'Hertogenbosch last season :spit:

hahaha wow!

:)

young_gunner913
Jan 17th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Since Marion left, so many are taking her spot :rolleyes:


If Nathalie wasnt so confident and strong, she would have retired by now :sad:

stay strong Nathalie. :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 17th, 2008, 05:58 PM
QFs coming up :p

The Daviator
Jan 17th, 2008, 06:00 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Davenport def. Bremond(1)
7-6(5) 6-4 :eek:

Linds pulls off the upset! The coin toss in the first set went Sev's way, but Lindsay still had enough to win the breaker, and when the second set CT went her way she closed it out to make the semis, well done :yeah:

The Daviator
Jan 17th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Paszek def. Molik
6-2 6-2

Tamira on fire :eek: Just crushed Molik today, she'll be one to watch in Melbourne, Alicia :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 17th, 2008, 06:05 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Capriati def. Vaidisova
6-4 7-6(6)

Jen and Lindsay are really representing the old girls :p Second semi in a row for Jen :eek: Nicole :hug: You're too streaky :p

The Daviator
Jan 17th, 2008, 06:09 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Benesova def. Jankovic
6-4 7-6(6)

Iveta's maintaining her good early season form well :yeah: This tournament will have first-time winner :eek: JJ :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 17th, 2008, 06:10 PM
Updated Draw

Lindsay Davenport v Tamira Paszek

Jennifer Capriati v Iveta Benesova

patch.
Jan 17th, 2008, 06:23 PM
:ras:

LDF
Jan 17th, 2008, 06:52 PM
:woohoo:

Good match Sev :hug:

No seeded players in the semis!

Harvs
Jan 17th, 2008, 09:58 PM
stupid bloody paszek... beats me in both ATC and WIT... death to her lol

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 18th, 2008, 12:29 AM
Dechy Takes Another Loss On The Chin!



http://www.tennisrulz.com/photos/dechy05.jpg



Nicole Vaidisova def. Queen Dechy(8) 6-0 4-6 6-1



'I am really gutted about this lose. So far I havent given my best but this is a tier 1 and to be honest, I could do with the ranking points and I came in hoping to get the title but I was too rusty. Nicole has a huge game and I wasnt up to scratch - FACT. Its disappointing but I just need to get over it. No disrespect to Sydney because its great to be back here but my goal is defending my Australian Open title in Melbourne. I just need to make a few minor changes to the my game before I am a 100% ready. No one expects me to win the title, just like last season but I am a fighter and happy to prove everyone wrong again, just that big momma has joined the bandwagon against me, maybe if she lost her mummy tummy, she could win a slam.'

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 18th, 2008, 12:55 AM
Dechy Cleans The Floor @ Awards!





http://www.mytennisphotos.com/galerie/albums/photos/Luxembourg07/Dechy/dechy-lux07-1j-3mc.jpg



The legend that is Nathalie Dechy cleaned up at the first ever ATC award ceramony winning 3 of the awards including the most prestigious one of them all, the player of the year. Going into the ceramony, Dechy was greeted with a standing ovation from celebrities including Nicole Kidman and the cast of local cult show 'Neighbours' as the ceramony took place in the Gold Coast in Australia, sadly there were a few jealous rivals of the French star who refused to stand for her, including Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport and Alicia Molik, who were booed and jeered at this point.

The first award Dechy won was the Rivalry of the Year announced by Russell Crowe who couldnt wait to kiss the beauty who gave a tearful speech thanking everyone for their votes before thanking the tour director for his contribution to help her winning the world.

The second award for Dechy was the Bitch of Year and when it was announced by Jason Donovan it was again greeted by horrible jeers from the 5000 audience inside the venus but Dechy was gracious enough to accept the awards but once the audience broke into chorus singing Chesney Hawkes 'You are the one and only' did she bring into floods of tears, saying she didnt understand why her peers hate considering she has so many friends but understand her fame is difficult for them to handle.

The final award of the night was the one everyone wanted, player of the year. As Kylie Minogue read out the nominations, the world press gathered around the Australian Open winner and once the winner name was revealed the venue erupted into cheers and Dechy went up and held the beautiful solid gold award. She want to thank every single person who voted for her, her coach and family, her friends on and off the crowd including the amazing fan club she has and of course her crew that protect her from those evil bitches.


Dechy said at the award show party 'What a great night. Winning so many awards is a great feeling and something I am very proud. I feel honoured to recieve them and hope I can win just as many next year'

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 18th, 2008, 01:02 AM
http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/999/img9010mq6.jpg



I was looking for pictures for articles and isnt this adorable :hearts:

young_gunner913
Jan 18th, 2008, 05:06 AM
Dechy Cleans The Floor @ Awards!





http://www.mytennisphotos.com/galerie/albums/photos/Luxembourg07/Dechy/dechy-lux07-1j-3mc.jpg



The legend that is Nathalie Dechy cleaned up at the first ever ATC award ceramony winning 3 of the awards including the most prestigious one of them all, the player of the year. Going into the ceramony, Dechy was greeted with a standing ovation from celebrities including Nicole Kidman and the cast of local cult show 'Neighbours' as the ceramony took place in the Gold Coast in Australia, sadly there were a few jealous rivals of the French star who refused to stand for her, including Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport and Alicia Molik, who were booed and jeered at this point.

The first award Dechy won was the Rivalry of the Year announced by Russell Crowe who couldnt wait to kiss the beauty who gave a tearful speech thanking everyone for their votes before thanking the tour director for his contribution to help her winning the world.

The second award for Dechy was the Bitch of Year and when it was announced by Jason Donovan it was again greeted by horrible jeers from the 5000 audience inside the venus but Dechy was gracious enough to accept the awards but once the audience broke into chorus singing Chesney Hawkes 'You are the one and only' did she bring into floods of tears, saying she didnt understand why her peers hate considering she has so many friends but understand her fame is difficult for them to handle.

The final award of the night was the one everyone wanted, player of the year. As Kylie Minogue read out the nominations, the world press gathered around the Australian Open winner and once the winner name was revealed the venue erupted into cheers and Dechy went up and held the beautiful solid gold award. She want to thank every single person who voted for her, her coach and family, her friends on and off the crowd including the amazing fan club she has and of course her crew that protect her from those evil bitches.


Dechy said at the award show party 'What a great night. Winning so many awards is a great feeling and something I am very proud. I feel honoured to recieve them and hope I can win just as many next year'

:haha:

best article of the year so far. :worship::hearts:

Rik.
Jan 18th, 2008, 07:57 AM
Iveta :D

ViennaCalling
Jan 18th, 2008, 10:26 AM
Tamira :speakles:

My first semifinal ever???? :woohoo:

ViennaCalling
Jan 18th, 2008, 10:27 AM
...;12329719']stupid bloody paszek... beats me in both ATC and WIT... death to her lol



Tamira will beat the shit out of you again and again :devil: :p





Tamira will be the second Dechy .... watch out :armed:




:fiery: Nat and Tamira against the rest of the World :fiery:

Harvs
Jan 18th, 2008, 10:43 AM
nat wont like that... i think she enjoys being the one and only bitch

Harvs
Jan 18th, 2008, 10:44 AM
:)

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 18th, 2008, 06:19 PM
http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/999/img9010mq6.jpg



I was looking for pictures for articles and isnt this adorable :hearts:

I thought this was a question everyone :ras:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 18th, 2008, 06:20 PM
:haha:

best article of the year so far. :worship::hearts:



its only the 3rd week of the tour, I have loads more stuff :yeah:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 18th, 2008, 07:21 PM
I thought this was a question everyone :ras:

:lol: :secret: There's no question mark,so none thought it was a question.:p

Anyway,I personally think that the one in your avy looks more adorable than any of the pics in the articles.;)

The Daviator
Jan 18th, 2008, 11:16 PM
SFs and final on the way ;)

The Daviator
Jan 18th, 2008, 11:20 PM
Semi-Finals

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/7861/captxmel10601140139austij4.jpg

Paszek def. Davenport
6-4 6-3

First final for Tamira! :bigclap: Not a surprise though since this is her best surface ;) She was 1-4 down in the first before taking control, Linds :hug: Still looking good for the AO :yeah:

LDF
Jan 18th, 2008, 11:21 PM
Congrats Tamira :D

DefyingGravity
Jan 18th, 2008, 11:21 PM
Lindsay...we did good!

The Daviator
Jan 18th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Semi-Finals

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/175/21237454053capriatizz6.jpg

Capriati def. Benesova
7-5 4-6 7-5

Jen wins a real thriller :eek: And makes her first final :yeah: Iveta :sad: So close, you didn't do anything wrong, a lot of the games were decided by CT :p

DefyingGravity
Jan 18th, 2008, 11:24 PM
Jennifer...so proud of you, no matter what happens.

The Daviator
Jan 18th, 2008, 11:32 PM
Final

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/7861/captxmel10601140139austij4.jpg http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/175/21237454053capriatizz6.jpg

Paszek v Capriati

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DefyingGravity
Jan 18th, 2008, 11:32 PM
This must be an intense final...

The Daviator
Jan 18th, 2008, 11:36 PM
Final

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/7861/captxmel10601140139austij4.jpg http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/175/21237454053capriatizz6.jpg

Paszek v Capriati

Paszek leads Capriati 6-4

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6-4 6-4

Congrats on your first title Tamira! :worship: I win Sydney in VC's game, and he wins Sydney in my game :eek: :lol: Tamira will be one to watch next week :yeah: Jen :hug: Keep up the good form :yeah:

DefyingGravity
Jan 18th, 2008, 11:40 PM
Great job Tamira!

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 18th, 2008, 11:42 PM
Final

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/7861/captxmel10601140139austij4.jpg http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/175/21237454053capriatizz6.jpg

Paszek v Capriati

Paszek leads Capriati 6-4

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6-4 6-4

Congrats on your first title Tamira! :worship: I win Sydney in VC's game, and he wins Sydney in my game :eek: :lol: Tamira will be one to watch next week :yeah: Jen :hug: Keep up the good form :yeah:

Wow!What a co-incident!Sounds more like it was fixed.:p :angel:

Anyway,well done Paszek!:yeah: You didn't drop a set in the event,right?:eek: :worship:

Jenny,Lindsay,Iveta :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 18th, 2008, 11:48 PM
Wow!What a co-incident!Sounds more like it was fixed.:p :angel:

Anyway,well done Paszek!:yeah: You didn't drop a set in the event,right?:eek: :worship:

Jenny,Lindsay,Iveta :hug:

If it was fixed I'd make sure that Tamira would have much better results since I'm #2 in his game :p

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 19th, 2008, 01:18 AM
:lol: :secret: There's no question mark,so none thought it was a question.:p

Anyway,I personally think that the one in your avy looks more adorable than any of the pics in the articles.;)

well that goes with out saying :p

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 19th, 2008, 01:30 AM
Tamira will beat the shit out of you again and again :devil: :p





Tamira will be the second Dechy .... watch out :armed:




:fiery: Nat and Tamira against the rest of the World :fiery:

...;12334362']nat wont like that... i think she enjoys being the one and only bitch


Tamira, you have a LONG way to go before you get to my standards :p

ViennaCalling
Jan 19th, 2008, 01:49 AM
OMG :speakles: I won an ATC Singles Title? :eek:

I can´t believe that :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Great week for me :D

Sorry Jennifer :hug:



Thanks to all :kiss:




@ Dechy: You´re right ... please forgive me :p ;)

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 19th, 2008, 08:13 AM
If it was fixed I'd make sure that Tamira would have much better results since I'm #2 in his game :p

Well time will tell when she'll have a better results.Perhaps we would see her winning more titles and climbing up in the rankings soon.:p

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 22nd, 2008, 10:44 PM
OMG :speakles: I won an ATC Singles Title? :eek:

I canīt believe that :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Great week for me :D

Sorry Jennifer :hug:



Thanks to all :kiss:




@ Dechy: Youīre right ... please forgive me :p ;)


forgiven :angel: