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Света_мой_№1
Mar 6th, 2008, 03:27 PM
thought I already make the thread cuz wanted to ask if somebody knows where we can watch it because looked at the schedule guide from eurosport in my country and they dont show so maybe there is a live stream or something where I can watch it

Bероника
Mar 6th, 2008, 06:21 PM
I have not looked for it already but I'll let you know if I find something ;)

Bероника
Mar 6th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Oh and GO SVETA IN INDIAN WELS!!!!!!

Talita Kumi
Mar 6th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Vamos Sveta, and please play better :rocker:

svetaisthebest
Mar 7th, 2008, 04:39 AM
im not sure if there's a livestream but there might be :)

Good Luck Sveta :D :bounce:

Ben.
Mar 7th, 2008, 05:10 AM
Good luck Sveta :) IW is your oyster!

Chrisi
Mar 7th, 2008, 11:07 AM
Go Sveta. Better luck this time. :wavey:

Noelia
Mar 7th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Give them cane Sveta!:pWe go!to defending the final of last year

dulkogii
Mar 7th, 2008, 08:11 PM
Go Sveta!

teleri
Mar 8th, 2008, 05:12 PM
When the main draw come out?

goldenlox
Mar 9th, 2008, 12:34 PM
The qualie draw is in a few hours. So the main draw is still a day or so away.

Света_мой_№1
Mar 10th, 2008, 07:09 PM
does somebody already know where we can watch and maybe somebody already knows about the draw??

heart
Mar 10th, 2008, 07:31 PM
go sveta! :bounce:

Bероника
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:40 PM
I just found the draw ;)

1-Ivanovic vs. BYE
Olaru vs. Meng
King vs. Kremer
31-Garbin vs. BYE

19-Pennetta vs. BYE
Kanepi vs. Muller
Ani vs. WC-Oudin
13-Schiavone vs. BYE

12-Zvonareva vs. BYE
Pin vs. Rezai
Qualfier vs. Parmentier
22-Krajicek vs. BYE

32-Paszek vs. BYE
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Pouchtkova vs. Dellacqua
7-Vaidisova vs. BYE
-----------------------------------
3-Jankovic vs. BYE
WC-Brengle vs. WC-Rolle
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
27-Sugiyama vs. BYE

20-Medina Garrigues vs. BYE
Qualifier vs. WC-Mattek
WC-Pivovarova vs. Granville
16-Razzano vs. BYE

11-Bammer vs. BYE
Qualifier vs. Chan
Dulko vs. Qualifier
24-Davenport vs. BYE

29-Govortsova vs. BYE
Bychkova vs. Kerber
Vesnina vs. Hsieh
6-Bartoli vs. BYE
----------------------------------
5-Hantuchova vs. BYE
WC-Haynes vs. Errani
Zheng vs. Lou
30-K.Bondarenko vs. BYE

21-Mirza vs. BYE
Savchuk vs. Shvedova
Rodionova vs. Amanmuradova
9-Peer vs. BYE

15-A.Bondarenko vs. BYE
Domachowska vs. Pironkova
Meusburger vs. GAllovits
17-Mauresmo vs. BYE

25-Daniilidou vs. BYE
Zakopalova vs. Salerni
Qualifier vs. Osterloh
4-Sharapova vs. BYE
-----------------------------------
8-Safina vs. BYE
Craybas vs. Qualifier
Perebiynis vs. Harkleroad
26-Safarova vs. BYE

23-Knapp vs. BYE
Peng vs. Malek
Dechy vs. Koryttseva
10-Radwanska vs. BYE

14-Li vs. BYE
Zi vs. Radwanska
Qualifier vs. Wozniacki
18-Kirilenko vs. BYE

28-Cibulkova vs. BYE
Qualifier vs. Arvidsson
Makarova vs. Tu
2-Kuznetsova vs. BYE

goldenlox
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:57 PM
This is not easy. Na, Aga, Maria.
Very difficult section

amateur911
Mar 11th, 2008, 12:08 AM
may be it's better - we know what usually happens with an easy one;)
Let's go Sveta!!!Good Luck!:D

svetaisthebest
Mar 11th, 2008, 11:24 AM
Good Luck Sveta :D

Bероника
Mar 11th, 2008, 03:16 PM
svetaisthebest,Sveta should play like in your signature the whole IW tournament ;)

Chrisi
Mar 11th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Tough draw. She already has to be on the top against Cibulkova!

Come on, Sveta!

svetaisthebest
Mar 11th, 2008, 08:13 PM
svetaisthebest,Sveta should play like in your signature the whole IW tournament ;)

i really hope so ;) maybe i should change my signature to that :lol:

btw nice avatar :)

Bероника
Mar 11th, 2008, 08:56 PM
i really hope so ;) maybe i should change my signature to that :lol:

btw nice avatar :)

yes,maybe you should change it,it might bring her some luck.I think the thread you opened for Dubai brought her some luck as she made the final ;)


And well,do we know what day she will play her first match?

The match vs Cibulkova,if they get to meet,should be an interesting one.

Bероника
Mar 11th, 2008, 09:34 PM
Sveta playing doubles with Amélie again :D Here's their part of the draw:



(4) Bondarenko/Bondarenko (UKR/UKR) vs Gajdosova/Stewart (SVK/AUS)
(WC) Kuznetsova/Mauresmo (RUS/FRA) vs Craybas/Jidkova (USA/RUS)
Daniilidou/Woehr (GRE/GER) vs Kudryavtseva/Voskoboeva (RUS/RUS)
(6) Peng/Sun (CHN/CHN) vs Safina/Vesnina (RUS/RUS)

svetaisthebest
Mar 12th, 2008, 06:52 AM
yes,maybe you should change it,it might bring her some luck.I think the thread you opened for Dubai brought her some luck as she made the final ;)


And well,do we know what day she will play her first match?

The match vs Cibulkova,if they get to meet,should be an interesting one.

i just changed it :D hope it works :lol:

Chrisi
Mar 12th, 2008, 09:32 AM
Sveta playing doubles with Amélie again :D Here's their part of the draw:



(4) Bondarenko/Bondarenko (UKR/UKR) vs Gajdosova/Stewart (SVK/AUS)
(WC) Kuznetsova/Mauresmo (RUS/FRA) vs Craybas/Jidkova (USA/RUS)
Daniilidou/Woehr (GRE/GER) vs Kudryavtseva/Voskoboeva (RUS/RUS)
(6) Peng/Sun (CHN/CHN) vs Safina/Vesnina (RUS/RUS)

Seems to become a permanent team! I like it!

maryc
Mar 13th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Momosova won yesterday. Bondarenkos next.

Bероника
Mar 13th, 2008, 05:06 PM
Well done,girls :D

Света_мой_№1
Mar 13th, 2008, 05:44 PM
has anybody find a live stream or does someone know what time sveta has to play so I can see at least the liv scores they show indian wells on tv here but only later in the tournament

Bероника
Mar 13th, 2008, 05:59 PM
She's not on the order of play for today,so I'm guessing she plays her first match tomorrow :confused:

amateur911
Mar 13th, 2008, 08:40 PM
you're right, veronika;) most likely, Sveta starts tomorrow.
Makarova can be dangerous for the first match. Sveta just needs to show her class.:angel:

tim4
Mar 13th, 2008, 10:53 PM
So long as Sveta buckles down, concentrates, plays her game, and attacks, she should be alright tomorrow. GO SVETA!!

dulkogii
Mar 14th, 2008, 02:16 AM
STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am

[8] P Hanley (AUS) / L Paes (IND) vs D Ferrer (ESP) / R Nadal (ESP) - ATP
[5] D Hantuchova (SVK) vs [WC] A Haynes (USA) - WTA
S Bolelli (ITA) vs [WC] J Isner (USA) - ATP
[Q] S Cohen-Aloro (FRA) vs [4] M Sharapova (RUS) - WTA
Not Before 7:00 PM
E Makarova (RUS) vs [2] S Kuznetsova (RUS) - WTA
F Mayer (GER) vs M Fish (USA) - ATP

Naina
Mar 14th, 2008, 07:11 AM
Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!

Света_мой_№1
Mar 14th, 2008, 12:33 PM
if she plays her own game she can beat everyone but the question is if she is able to that tomorrow I believe she will. So good luck sveta!!:) and if anybody find a stream can they put it online here

Chrisi
Mar 14th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Good luck! Makarova shouldn't become a big problem :rolleyes:

Bероника
Mar 14th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Good luck,Sveta :D

Have you found any livestream yet? I haven't.

Also what's the time difference there with Europe?

Talita Kumi
Mar 14th, 2008, 09:29 PM
Vamos! :smoke:

tim4
Mar 14th, 2008, 11:30 PM
USA moved to Daylight Saving last weekend. So now California is 7 hours behind UK and 8 hours behind most of mainland Europe.
Sveta's match therefore begins at 2am GMT, i.e. 3am CET.
GO SVETA!! You can win easily!!

Bероника
Mar 14th, 2008, 11:39 PM
hmm,a little late here :mad:

thanks tim ;)

dulkogii
Mar 15th, 2008, 04:47 AM
Friday, March 14, 2008

Singles - Second Round
(2) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 61 61

dulkogii
Mar 15th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Court 4 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Zvonareva vs. Rezai
2. ATP: Gasquet vs. Soderling
3. Bondarenko/Bondarenko vs. Kuznetsova/Mauresmo (NB 14.00hrs)
4. ATP: Tursunov vs. Chela
5. Arn vs. Sugiyama

hayleytrotter
Mar 15th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Does any one have the stats of the match? xx

maryc
Mar 15th, 2008, 07:26 AM
http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/265893593_DFtvR-M-0.jpg

Sveta made quick work of Makarova. I saw Sveta at the practice courts beforehand;
she didn't practice too long, but obviously she was fine for the match. She did some lovely
serve&volley during the match (yes!) and had some sweet passing shots and fiery
forehands. It was nice to see.

svetaisthebest
Mar 15th, 2008, 07:32 AM
Thanks for that and the pic:)

maryc
Mar 15th, 2008, 07:45 AM
I took a photo of the 2006 Eastbourne doubles champions to get signed.
I got Momo's signature at about noon, and when Sveta signed the photo
later in the afternoon, Sveta signed RIGHT ON TOP OF Momo's signature.
What the hell??? I guess they sign so many things they don't even look.
(Or else she was bent on annihilating Momo's signature?)

svetaisthebest
Mar 15th, 2008, 07:49 AM
:lol: they sign a lot of signatures so they probably dont look at where they sign:lol:

Chrisi
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:57 AM
Good begin! :bounce:

Bероника
Mar 15th, 2008, 11:30 AM
wow what a nearly perfect start :bounce:

svetaisthebest looks like so far she is following what you told her to do in your signature ;) :p

Thanks Mary for the pic and report.Hope you had fun,she seems to have always :lol: so was that Stefan she was practising with? Are you going today? Today you can see both Sveta & Amélie ;) Momosova in action against the Bondarenko.

Here's the schedule:

Court 4 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Zvonareva vs. Rezai
2. ATP: Gasquet vs. Soderling
3. Bondarenko/Bondarenko vs. Kuznetsova/Mauresmo (NB 14.00hrs)
4. ATP: Tursunov vs. Chela


Good luck girls :bounce:

svetaisthebest
Mar 15th, 2008, 11:38 AM
i really hope so Veronika :p:lol:

Good Luck Sveta /Amelie :D

maryc
Mar 15th, 2008, 04:29 PM
wow what a nearly perfect start :bounce:

svetaisthebest looks like so far she is following what you told her to do in your signature ;) :p

Thanks Mary for the pic and report.Hope you had fun,she seems to have always :lol: so was that Stefan she was practising with? Are you going today? Today you can see both Sveta & Amélie ;) Momosova in action against the Bondarenko.


No, not going back today. I'm exhausted. It was 4 hours of driving and 10 hours of tennis yesterday. It was GREAT, but with the wind and the sun and the dust, I'm pretty much out of it today. I go back on Monday, so I'm going to assume that Sveta and Momo will do their jobs well and I'll get to see them again Monday or Tuesday.

Yes, Stefan was back w/ Sveta. And Sveta had her usual hitting partner as well. Is he a Spanish guy? I assume so.

maryc
Mar 15th, 2008, 04:33 PM
:lol: they sign a lot of signatures so they probably dont look at where they sign:lol:


I swear she looked closely at the photo, the signature, and then very carefully signed on top of Momo's signature! Then Sveta recognized me, and said, "Oh. How are you doing?" :lol:

Professional jealousy? Not wanting to sign a photo of a doubles team? Just tired, jet lagged, having allergies? The conditions there were terrible. When I drove home after Sveta's match (about 8pm), I stopped at a store to get a Coke so I wouldn't fall asleep while driving. I had to battle my way from the car to the store, the wind was so bad. And it was picking up all sorts of crap--sand, dust, pollen, grass.

When I was watching Safina's match, the wind blew a tortilla from my lunch plate into some woman's open bag. So I had to sheepishly tell her that one of my tortilla chips had blown into her bag. I could have just left it as a surprise, I guess!:lol:

Bероника
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:33 PM
:lol: mary,I love reading your reports


Momosova on court now playing their doubles match.They lost the first set but are up 5-3 in the second.Davai!!!

Bероника
Mar 15th, 2008, 11:23 PM
They lost

(4) Bondarenko/Bondarenko (UKR/UKR) d. (WC) Kuznetsova/Mauresmo (RUS/FRA) 63 36 103

Jodie
Mar 16th, 2008, 01:34 AM
Too bad...

But go Sveta in the singles!!

Jodie
Mar 16th, 2008, 01:50 AM
Just read your reports maryc, every year you have some funny anecdotes, love it! :D
Tnx again ;)

Talita Kumi
Mar 16th, 2008, 02:19 AM
They lost

(4) Bondarenko/Bondarenko (UKR/UKR) d. (WC) Kuznetsova/Mauresmo (RUS/FRA) 63 36 103
girls :hug:
good luck tomorrow Sveta! :cool:

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 09:31 AM
Sveta plays the first match today.

Stadium 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Cibulkova vs. Kuznetsova

Vamos Sveta!!!!!! :bounce:

svetaisthebest
Mar 16th, 2008, 09:41 AM
Veronika do you want to vote for Sveta in GM:)
she's probably going to be eliminated next :sad:

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 10:08 AM
Don't really care about GM,but where do I have to vote?

svetaisthebest
Mar 16th, 2008, 10:12 AM
i dont like GM either but Svetas probably next to be eliminated:sad::lol:

its called player elimination and its a thread in GM:)
and you add one point to the player you still want to keep in the game and take away one form the player you dont:lol:

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 10:17 AM
ok,I voted for her but I don't think it will be much help.Sorry.

svetaisthebest
Mar 16th, 2008, 10:21 AM
ok,I voted for her but I don't think it will be much help.Sorry.

Thats okay Thanks :D

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 10:38 AM
Has anyone been able to find any livestream to watch the matchs? I have found nothing.

svetaisthebest
Mar 16th, 2008, 10:42 AM
no i havent found one as yet sorry.

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Well,someone gave me earlier this link,but I don't know if they will show Sveta's match or another.I guess,we'll have to wait and see.Crossing fingers so that it works ;)

http://livetv.ru/en/eventinfo/8827/

Noelia
Mar 16th, 2008, 03:26 PM
Today Sveta vs Dominika noooo!! :bigcry: I want to see this party..and not televised in Spain:mad:.Good luck Svet

maryc
Mar 16th, 2008, 03:44 PM
http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/266295909_LjUpP-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/266296647_zcSmf-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/266298108_NXwyr-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/266298897_9PZVp-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/266301020_5a7vc-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/266301317_xKDLi-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/266302911_AuoQ2-M.jpg

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Thanks for the photos and all your other interesting contributions,Mary :D I can not good rep you as often enough as I would like.

maryc
Mar 16th, 2008, 03:51 PM
http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/266345370_qr7vB-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/266347621_dxLbG-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/266351054_bvKf3-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/266355886_5Ypf2-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/266356693_K62GV-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/266368117_aLDVf-M.jpg

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Nice,very nice ;) Thanks again,Mary :D

maryc
Mar 16th, 2008, 03:54 PM
One thing that was interesting to me, is how professional Sveta has become over the years. She's very business-like, and I think that bodes well for her tennis. I have the usual thoughts when I go to IW--my holiday, my entertainment is Sveta's work. Momo's work. Etc.

maryc
Mar 16th, 2008, 03:56 PM
...all those photos were from Friday's practice session. I was so far up in the stadium during her match that those photos aren't worth posting here.

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:18 PM
anybody found live stream they are playing right now

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:19 PM
No,Mel,the one I posted earlier is not working :sad:

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:24 PM
nope it isnt but thanks for looking for a stream for me I will look at the live scores for today she has to win because from tomorrow the show it on eurosport over here but it is 3-0 first set for sveta so looks good till now

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:28 PM
yes,Sveta must keep playing like this!

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Sveta leads 5-1.She must hold and win the set

VAMOS!!!!!!!

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:34 PM
6-1 for her :bounce:

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:36 PM
won 6-1 first set keep it going sveta!!

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:44 PM
hmm,what's sveta doing in that second set? :scratch:

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:44 PM
come on sveta I said keep it up like that not go play bad 3-0 for dominika

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:45 PM
these are the times I want live stream I want to see what is going wrong

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:47 PM
it's going very wrong...maybe it's windy out there :confused:

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:47 PM
4-0 this doesnt look good

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:58 PM
now she is fighting back but untill 5-0 all the % where on 0 like the first serve and the second and the return points there was something really wrong but now she is back at 5-2

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:59 PM
really strange match...

goldenlox
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Sveta loses focus a lot. It hurts her results.
The mental side is a big part of tennis. You can't go wild with errors and beat good players.
But Sveta should win today. Her draw gets much tougher.

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:01 PM
yeah I know that but never saw it that bad like the stats at the live scores everything was zero I know she loses focus a lot but this I never saw with any player

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:02 PM
but back at 5-3 by the way

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:09 PM
and 5-4 she comes back

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:17 PM
lost 6-4 but came back pretty good now stay focust

Jodie
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:22 PM
Keep fightin'!!

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:24 PM
oh fuck,sveta,win the third please!!!

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:26 PM
1-1 third set and with a pretty fast game

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:30 PM
she broke keep it up sveta!!!!!! 2-1 sveta and sveta to serve

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:34 PM
3-1 come on,Sveta,keep playing like this!!!!

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:34 PM
3-1 but it is getting harder for her

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:34 PM
go SVETA if she could hear this I am sure she would win

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:35 PM
and why are they showing ice skating on europort and not sveta

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:38 PM
4-1 going good sveta !!!

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:41 PM
good!!!! getting closer now ;) vamos sveta!!!!!! no relajes!!!!

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:43 PM
5-1 one more game

Ballbasher
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Sveta *5-2

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:46 PM
5-2 but now serving herself

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:53 PM
5-3 she got broken

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:54 PM
oh shit :(

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:59 PM
she broke and won with 6-1 4-6 and 6-3

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 08:02 PM
:woohoo: Finally!!!

svetaisthebest
Mar 16th, 2008, 08:03 PM
:woohoo: Congrats Sveta !!!

Jodie
Mar 16th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Whew :D

Talita Kumi
Mar 16th, 2008, 08:32 PM
she broke and won with 6-1 4-6 and 6-3

:(,,,vamos! :(

Света_мой_№1
Mar 16th, 2008, 08:43 PM
yes that was really bad she let her come to 5-0 but then fight back till 4-5 but the last game she couldnt keep it anymore

goldenlox
Mar 16th, 2008, 09:40 PM
Sveta has to play better, or she won't get past Aga, who's well ahead of Sveta in 2008 points, and might be a better player.

Foot's Fingers
Mar 17th, 2008, 08:38 AM
The second seeded Kuznetsova, last year’s runner-up to Daniela Hantuchova, opened the action Sunday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 victory against Slovak Dominika Cibulkova.

The 22-year-old Kuznetsova suffered a mid-match lapse as she lost five straight games to start off the second set but recaptured some momentum by winning the next four games. She said: “Definitely it was important because I still wanted to have some games under my belt. I didn't want to go to the third set 6-love down, so I changed that to give me key to play better in the third.”

Kuznetsova came out dominant in the third set, quickly rolling out to a 5-1 lead. Cibulkova saved the first two match points with Kuznetsova serving for the win at 5-2, but was broken in the next game as the Russian put away the match in one hour and 48 minutes.

svetaisthebest
Mar 17th, 2008, 10:18 AM
Good Luck against Caro Sveta !!! im so nervous :scared: :lol:

Bероника
Mar 17th, 2008, 10:20 AM
relax today,she doesn't play until tomorrow :p

svetaisthebest
Mar 17th, 2008, 10:22 AM
:lol:i know that:p but im still nervous:lol:
im trying to imagine how ill be tommorow :tape: :lol:

Bероника
Mar 17th, 2008, 10:23 AM
You can relax today and worry tomorrow ;) I know I'll be nervous too tomorrow,but I refuse to be nervous in anticipation.Hopefully we'll finally get to see her match :D

svetaisthebest
Mar 17th, 2008, 10:25 AM
im trying not to be nervous:lol:
hope the match isnt early otherwise i have college :sad:

hayleytrotter
Mar 17th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Good luck Sveta!
Im not a huuuuge fan of Wozniacki so I hope Sveta pulls through! :) Not too nervous though. As long as she stays confident... pity Mauresmo couldnt... :(

tim4
Mar 17th, 2008, 11:08 PM
I get nervous too about Sveta's matches. Sometimes I get sleepless nights, if the time-difference means she's playing when it's night-time here, I keep dreaming about the result, then eventually morning comes and the first thing I have to do is find out her result for real.... GO SVETA!!!!

Foot's Fingers
Mar 18th, 2008, 08:01 AM
Sveta will play second match on Court 2


really worring abt this match


Good Luck

Chrisi
Mar 18th, 2008, 10:36 AM
I'm worried about the Caro-match :/

Good luck, Sveta :wavey:

Bероника
Mar 18th, 2008, 12:26 PM
I get nervous too about Sveta's matches. Sometimes I get sleepless nights, if the time-difference means she's playing when it's night-time here, I keep dreaming about the result, then eventually morning comes and the first thing I have to do is find out her result for real.... GO SVETA!!!!

god,I thought I was the only one suffering from this Sveta syndrome.Good to know I'm not alone :p ;)

AS most of you,I'm worried too for today :scared: Also I don't think her match will be on tv,following it via livescores make me more nervous actually :(


VAMOS SVETA!!!!!!

Света_мой_№1
Mar 18th, 2008, 05:50 PM
yeah live scores are making me nervous to you cant see what is going good or wrong. I am always a bit nervous when she plays but what makes you guys so worried about the caro match?? maybe a stupid question but I dont see it

Bероника
Mar 18th, 2008, 08:41 PM
The first match finally ended.Sveta is next...

Vamos :bounce:

Bероника
Mar 18th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Sveta is up 5-2 ;)

Bероника
Mar 18th, 2008, 09:28 PM
6-2 for sveta in the first :D

Jodie
Mar 18th, 2008, 09:30 PM
:D Hopefully no mental lapse in 2nd..

Bероника
Mar 18th, 2008, 10:13 PM
6-2 6-3 for Sveta :woohoo:

Revenge vs Radwanska next :armed:

Jodie
Mar 18th, 2008, 10:24 PM
Yes! :D

goldenlox
Mar 18th, 2008, 10:28 PM
Against Aga, Sveta needs a good solid, low ue effort. Good focus all match.

Talita Kumi
Mar 18th, 2008, 10:32 PM
6-2 6-3 for Sveta :woohoo:

Revenge vs Radwanska next :armed:

Vamos! :bigclap::rocker2: revenge! :bounce:

maryc
Mar 19th, 2008, 01:45 AM
I saw Sveta today. Twice. She practiced on court 2 at a little after 10am, and then of course I saw the match against Caroline. She did well: a solid effort with some
dazzling winners and good aces when she needed them (ace on match pt, I think! I love
it when she does that.)

I spoke w/ her briefly when she got in the electric cart after the match. She
seemed well.

maryc
Mar 19th, 2008, 02:34 AM
...just a taste... (I don't have my usual editing software on this computer)

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/267571893_rZxC6-M-0.jpg

maryc
Mar 19th, 2008, 03:18 AM
Oh! Sveta got a warning for a code violation during the match. I assume it was for coaching, but the chair ump didn't specify. I didn't hear a verbal obscenity, so I assumed it was for coaching.

Safina got one on Friday. I think during the Safina/Vesnina doubles, the chair ump also wanted to give one to Safina. Apparently, looking at your coach during a match is a bad thing. (I wish Justine were here...code violations up the wazoo.)

svetaisthebest
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:55 AM
god,I thought I was the only one suffering from this Sveta syndrome.Good to know I'm not alone :p ;)

AS most of you,I'm worried too for today :scared: Also I don't think her match will be on tv,following it via livescores make me more nervous actually :(


VAMOS SVETA!!!!!!

same here :lol: waiting for the score to change especially at a crucial time is so nerve wrecking :lol:

Bероника
Mar 19th, 2008, 11:01 AM
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Stadium 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. A.Radwanska vs. Kuznetsova

svetaisthebest
Mar 19th, 2008, 11:06 AM
Isnt the match supposed to start around now :confused: or am i really confused :lol:

svetaisthebest
Mar 19th, 2008, 11:20 AM
dont worry :o i figured it out :lol::o

Bероника
Mar 19th, 2008, 11:29 AM
now? I don't think so.I think it's night there now :lol:

Foot's Fingers
Mar 19th, 2008, 11:33 AM
pheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwww


That much better


I want blood now.......fresh Aga's blood

Revenge will be so sweet

and finally on ES :)

Bероника
Mar 19th, 2008, 06:12 PM
Livestream for ES2 here ;)

http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=8463&part=sports


Sveta playing now.Davai!!!

Света_мой_№1
Mar 19th, 2008, 06:53 PM
6-2 first set lets hope she keeps her concentration but think she got confedence from last match

dulkogii
Mar 19th, 2008, 06:57 PM
Good score sveta!

svetaisthebest
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Keep going Sveta !!

Света_мой_№1
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:28 PM
its 5-3 for sveta in second set the live stream is not working for me my laptop it to slow

Света_мой_№1
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:35 PM
sveta won 6-2 6-4 but didnt see a thing on the stream but that doesnt mather she won

Bероника
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:37 PM
:woohoo: well done Sveta and nice revenge girl ;)

Yeah,livestream was working badly,it kept frozing,but at least I could hear the sound of the ball and the grunt :p

On to SFs... :rocker2:

Света_мой_№1
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:51 PM
I did not even hear it I only got 4 seconds with footage but then it got frozen and I did not even hear it

Talita Kumi
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:53 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Jodie
Mar 19th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Yay, well done!!

goldenlox
Mar 19th, 2008, 08:55 PM
I swear she looked closely at the photo, the signature, and then very carefully signed on top of Momo's signature! Then Sveta recognized me, and said, "Oh. How are you doing?" :lol:

Professional jealousy? Not wanting to sign a photo of a doubles team? Just tired, jet lagged, having allergies? The conditions there were terrible. When I drove home after Sveta's match (about 8pm), I stopped at a store to get a Coke so I wouldn't fall asleep while driving. I had to battle my way from the car to the store, the wind was so bad. And it was picking up all sorts of crap--sand, dust, pollen, grass.

When I was watching Safina's match, the wind blew a tortilla from my lunch plate into some woman's open bag. So I had to sheepishly tell her that one of my tortilla chips had blown into her bag. I could have just left it as a surprise, I guess!:lol:Why would Sveta do that? You should have told her to get Amelie back over there to sign it again.

tim4
Mar 19th, 2008, 10:30 PM
Fantastic result. The scoreline makes it look easy, but I bet it wasn't - just shows how well Sveta must have played today.
So on to the SF's, she'll have to raise her game a level or two to beat Maria or Daniela, but we all know she is capable of doing that. I hope she continues to play with the right attitude and confidence, then she can make the final.
GO SVETA !!!!!!

teleri
Mar 19th, 2008, 11:47 PM
SFs now,:bounce::bounce:

hayleytrotter
Mar 20th, 2008, 04:43 AM
Oh god. Is anyone else torn between sveta and maria? I have no idea who to go for! I think ill cheer for both of them, haha. argh!

Foot's Fingers
Mar 20th, 2008, 07:30 AM
Sveta :banana:

She was playing good Plus some errors from Aga here and there

only one bad game when she wwas broken to love? but all credit to Aga for this - brilliant shots in a row


Most important thing - svtea was not going to be wild today She was confident and played her own game She had not allowed Aga to mess up her game as it happend in Melbourne

I am satisfied with IW so far If she will beat Maria it will be really bonus But she should do it if she wants to stay in top 4

Go Sveta :rocker2:

svetaisthebest
Mar 20th, 2008, 07:34 AM
It would be so good if sveta could beat Maria tommorow.It would help her confidence so much.Good luck Sveta !!!:D

Bероника
Mar 20th, 2008, 11:38 AM
Yes,I agree it would do wonders for her confidence.It will be hard and extremely dificult,but Sveta can do it.Just remember Miami 2006,Sveta ;)

Света_мой_№1
Mar 20th, 2008, 02:45 PM
ofcourse she can but it depends a lot on how her game is that day I am not thorn between them I am for sveta !!!!!!

Bероника
Mar 20th, 2008, 03:25 PM
:lol: I am not torn for tomorrow either

But I know what you mean,hayleytrotter,I have the same kind of feeling when Sveta has to face Amélie ;)

hayleytrotter
Mar 20th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Haha well i have that feeling to veronika! I wish it was a sveta-maria final though. *sigh*

Talita Kumi
Mar 20th, 2008, 10:32 PM
good luck tomorrow :rocker2:, and please Sveta kick that b*tch :smoke:

maryc
Mar 21st, 2008, 04:22 AM
Sveta should be able to win. Maria is not playing well, and if Sveta has her focus it should be simple.

I saw Sveta vs. Aga yesterday. It was good. Sveta was focused, playing within herself, being smart. I talked to her a little bit as she was leaving the stadium, but didn't get to see her after that (wah.) She told me she was going to hit later that day, but I didn't see her (wah.)

And I am home now, so no more Sveta for me. (Actually, it's really good to be home.)

I haven't had time to get the photos up, but I will get them up as soon as I can.

Foot's Fingers
Mar 21st, 2008, 11:47 AM
Do yr best Sveta

And take any chance which you will have

Good Luck!!!!

tim4
Mar 21st, 2008, 05:54 PM
Mary, good to read of your having seen and spoken to Sveta, and thanks for the photos last week.
Yes, I hope Maria is not going to win today.
GO SVETA!!!

maryc
Mar 21st, 2008, 05:54 PM
http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/268529800_gSkQ8-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/268529833_KoWop-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/268529866_BRJBe-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/268530646_eYA58-M.jpg

Match against Caroline and practice.

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/268520252_gw5Wq-M.jpg

Bероника
Mar 21st, 2008, 05:58 PM
Nice photos again,Mary :D Thanks!

Vamos Sveta today :rocker2:

maryc
Mar 21st, 2008, 06:16 PM
http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/268536428_NPQJk-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/268537163_rzKS6-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/268535369_QCxce-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/268534120_gJz3N-M.jpg
(I always wanted to catch a ball fuzz photo from Sveta's forehand, and
here it is.)

All from the match against Caroline.

Chrisi
Mar 21st, 2008, 06:55 PM
If she can handle the pressure, she has all chances to win it.

Come on, Sveta :wavey:

goldenlox
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:10 AM
Sveta starts fast 52*

hayleytrotter
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:12 AM
sveta double faulted at a baaaaaaad time.
I can't help but think maria might have a boost of confidence and power through the third set.
Plus as we all know sveta gets shaky in 3 setters.

hayleytrotter
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:16 AM
im watching this on live scores, is any one watching on tv? are the conditions bad or is mashas serve just inconsistent today...

hayleytrotter
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:28 AM
2-0 for kuzzy in the third... the maria forum is buzzing, noone is here! :(

svetaisthebest
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:35 AM
i am lol im soo nervous...

hayleytrotter
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:54 AM
Sveta Won!!!

ay_man89
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:57 AM
Well done for ruining a potentially competitive final. Go on lose yet another final you overated moon baller!

Talita Kumi
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:00 AM
:sobbing:....Sveta :sobbing: :hug: very deserved, now take the f*** title :armed:

Agassi Fan
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:17 AM
Well done Sveta, take the title!

ay_man89
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:52 AM
To fans of Svetlana, I apologise for my earlier comments. I've had time to calm down after Maria's loss. I don't really have a favorite WTA player, but I really wanted Maria to continue this winning streak. Well done to Sveta on a huge win. Good luck in the final. I think it's about time to take this sort of form into the grand slams. That's the next step.

hayleytrotter
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:56 AM
Well done for ruining a potentially competitive final. Go on lose yet another final you overated moon baller!

sorry, but that comment is way out of line. here is why:

1. sveta played better than maria today. maria lost her serve, she played erratically, and mayed stupid errors. sveta served well, played powerfully and deserved to win. I bet when you read their press conferences, they will say this too.

2. this was just a bad tournament for masha. from the match against alona bondarenko, to her comments after her match with daniela, and now playing poorly against svetlana - sorry, she deserved to lose. svetlana has played way more consistently than maria this week and she deserved that win.

3. it will be more competitive with a svetlana vs ana/jelena final, because right now, this week, svetlanas form is better than marias. if maria had have won this match (which only would have been if sveta choked or retired) she would probably be annihilated by either serb because this week she has just been plain out of form.

4. overrated? hardly. won the us open, been in the final of the french AND the us open, was in the dubai and sydney finals already this yr... whilst she might have a bad record in finals, you can't call her overrated. girl can play GOOD tennis when she sets her mind to it.

go sveta :)

ay_man89
Mar 22nd, 2008, 03:23 AM
Hi Haleytrotter. As you can see above, I've already apologized for what I said about Sveta. I know it is completely wrong. However, I do still think Masha would have won the final. I made those comments in the heat of the moment, nothing malicious intended towards Kuzi. In fact she seems like a delightful young lady. As far as I am concerned, she has all the tools to be the dominant player on the tour. It's a mystery why she underachieves relative to her potential.
What comments did Maria make after the Daniela match that were so bad? I've also heard that Sveta said something to Maria very late in the match. Can you please clarify that for me.

hayleytrotter
Mar 22nd, 2008, 03:46 AM
Im not sure what sveta said to maria, sorry!

But its nice of you to apologize, and im sure maria will be back in form in miami. Im a masha fan too so whilst i was happy to see sveta win, im sad to see maria lose!!

maria shook dani's hand and said very loudly "Yeah this is MY home!!" referencing the fact that dani had called this her tournament her home because she has won in indian wells twice. it was a little weird for maria to say that but she explained it in her presser. ah well.

go sveta/maria :)

ay_man89
Mar 22nd, 2008, 03:58 AM
Yeah all the Maria haters in GM are still going on about it. She was just having a little bit of a joke..........some people need to lighten up. Apparently Sveta said "Whose your daddy now?" However I suspect that it is not true. Ivanovic just won her semi, so I'm looking forward to an interesting final. I think on form you'd have to favor Ana but Sveta has come through some tough matches this week.
One last thing. I saw a picture of Sveta and Maria shaking hands. Masha had a smile on her face and Kuzi had a kind of angry look on her face. Does she HATE Maria?

maryc
Mar 22nd, 2008, 04:11 AM
I don't think Sveta hates anyone.

Ben.
Mar 22nd, 2008, 04:16 AM
I think sveta was still in shock after the win. thats why her facial expression is like that when she shook masha's hand.

hayleytrotter
Mar 22nd, 2008, 04:19 AM
whos your daddy now. hahahahaha. oh sveta. thats the hip hop fan coming out in her. if i was maria, i would have like, peed myself laughing on the court hearing that come of of svetas mouth with the russian accent. haaaaha

hayleytrotter
Mar 22nd, 2008, 04:23 AM
also, if sveta actually hates anyone, i doubt she would be the type to show it anyway. you dont get that popular among players by publicly hating people.

maryc
Mar 22nd, 2008, 04:39 AM
Actually, I've seen Sveta shake a lot of player's hands at the net, and she usually gets very serious when she does it. She doesn't seem to like to lord it over anyone when she wins. So even when she smiles and does a fist pump at match point, she wipes that off her face by the time she's at the net to shake her opponent's hand. I can see why people might interpret that as looking like she hates someone, but I think Sveta tries to do it in a consoling way.

maryc
Mar 22nd, 2008, 04:39 AM
whos your daddy now. hahahahaha. oh sveta. thats the hip hop fan coming out in her. if i was maria, i would have like, peed myself laughing on the court hearing that come of of svetas mouth with the russian accent. haaaaha

Does anyone have it recorded???

hayleytrotter
Mar 22nd, 2008, 04:47 AM
Does anyone have it recorded???

tomorrow when the indian wells semi finals highlights video goes up on www.sonyericssonwtatour.com it could be shown there?

ay_man89
Mar 22nd, 2008, 05:05 AM
I was asking about whether Sveta hates Maria because of the comments she was quoted as making about Maria at the time of last years Fed Cup final. Sorry guys I'm just new to WTAworld and just want to know the truth about Maria's relationship with the Russian players. I'm not trying to stir up any controversy. It's just that there is so much talk in the media about the Russians disliking Masha, and I just thought you guys might know some of the truth. Did anything happen in Moscow last year that caused Maria to be disliked?

ay_man89
Mar 22nd, 2008, 05:05 AM
I was asking about whether Sveta hates Maria because of the comments she was quoted as making about Maria at the time of last years Fed Cup final. Sorry guys I'm just new to WTAworld and just want to know the truth about Maria's relationship with the Russian players. I'm not trying to stir up any controversy. It's just that there is so much talk in the media about the Russians disliking Masha, and I just thought you guys might know some of the truth. Did anything happen in Moscow last year that caused Maria to be disliked?

hayleytrotter
Mar 22nd, 2008, 06:14 AM
haha thats okay ay man. Im new too!

well, new to posting anyways.

I think there is some animosity between some russian players. for example, dementieva has expressed her dislike of yuri sharapov, and when maria went to moscow to support the fed cup team on 2007, chakvetadze said she didnt understand why she came. Tarpishev has made some remarks about maria as well, but ultimately of course he wants her on his team - shes one of the best russians out there! (if not the best - but i wont allude to that especially not in sveta's forum :p)
But all sveta has ever said was that she thought it would be good for sharapova to play for russia because maria is a good player.

You would have to search pretty hard to find a quote from sveta that says negative things about another player.

Bероника
Mar 22nd, 2008, 09:42 AM
wow Sveta :banana: well done,baby!!! Best of luck in the final now :kiss:

It was frustrating not to be able to follow the match as my internet connection went down last night :(,but looking forward to watching it in ES in a while.

WOW I'm soooooooooooooo happy for that win!!!!!!! :bounce:

flyingmachine
Mar 22nd, 2008, 11:03 AM
What a match well done Sveta. :worship: I hope she will the next match. I'm sure it will not be easy.

Jodie
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:09 PM
My connection fell off a well.. :rolleyes:

Yay Sveta!!! :D :D :worship:

Chrisi
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:47 PM
Great win, Sveta, but please win the title now :bounce:

maryc
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:52 PM
They changed the schedule from last year! Last year the women's final was
played on Saturday. Now it's played on Sunday w/ the men's final. Huh.

goldenlox
Mar 22nd, 2008, 03:12 PM
It's good for Sveta to get a day off. She played the longer semi.
I want her to play well in this final , not like last year's final.

hayleytrotter
Mar 22nd, 2008, 04:06 PM
the weird part is, she always plays really great tennis until she gets to finals.

In finals, well, i wouldnt say she chokes but she plays really inconsistent tennis. I think she is a better player than Ana, and i think she can definitely beat her if she attacks from the beginning, takes her chances, runs ana around the court and puts pressure on ana. Once ana feels pressure, things go down. hopefully all her freud reading hasnt changed that ;)

Света_мой_№1
Mar 22nd, 2008, 05:19 PM
yeah lets hope, we know she can win from ana and if she keeps it up like the last 2 matches it will work I think. and a day of is pretty nice she can concentrate more on the match parctice some stuff but it also will be a boost in her confedence if she wins the final tomorrow!!

maryc
Mar 22nd, 2008, 07:25 PM
She can do it. Keep focus, play her game. She can do it.

tim4
Mar 22nd, 2008, 10:52 PM
She needs to win the final, that will give her confidence a boost for the rest of the season. It's great that she beat Maria, it's good to see that Sveta is beating top-ten players, something she hardly ever managed last year at all.

flyingmachine
Mar 23rd, 2008, 12:41 AM
I think she needs to think herself as underdogs again for this match. Just like Rappers from the hood.

blackcrave
Mar 23rd, 2008, 02:58 AM
yeah i want her to win the finals

Bероника
Mar 23rd, 2008, 09:29 AM
Good luck today,Sveta! :kiss:

Света_мой_№1
Mar 23rd, 2008, 02:12 PM
good luck sveta!! play well today!!

maryc
Mar 23rd, 2008, 02:56 PM
I found a ticket for sale. (I guess Federer's loss helped me there...)
I'm going to the final. It's going to be 4 hours of driving, so I should
get breakfast and get in the car. Woo hoo!!!

Emina.
Mar 23rd, 2008, 05:53 PM
Svetlana girl u'll win this right? :o please dont waste it! :rolleyes:Vamos!

Agassi Fan
Mar 23rd, 2008, 06:33 PM
I found a ticket for sale. (I guess Federer's loss helped me there...)
I'm going to the final. It's going to be 4 hours of driving, so I should
get breakfast and get in the car. Woo hoo!!!

You are so lucky. I hope you will enjoy this final.

Go Sveta!!!!!!!!!!!!!:devil:

Bероника
Mar 23rd, 2008, 07:00 PM
good for you Mary:D :yeah: Enjoy it! ;)

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 07:26 PM
It's 22 so far.

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 07:51 PM
Sveta was broken at 44 and is down 46

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:24 PM
Sveta held serve her first 4 times, then was broken 3 of the next 5, down 46 34* and not playing well enough to win this.

Bероника
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:31 PM
Sveta handed the match once again.So frustrating :(

Talita Kumi
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:35 PM
:sobbing:.......Sveta, always with you :hug:

Света_мой_№1
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:49 PM
its a pitty sveta lost 6-4 6-3. I think she gets blocked when she has to play a final. Really hated those serbian surportes yelling between the match. and coowl of ana to apoligize for it.

Bероника
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:53 PM
yes,Sveta gets tense in the important moments of those finals,and comes the error.

Serbian supporters are the worst,the serbian player herself is annoying as hell with this way to celebrate when Sveta had just committed an error :o

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:55 PM
You are not going to win a Tier I final when you are broken 4 of your last 6 service games.
You have to play your best at 44 and 33, not have your level go down.
Sveta is still having a solid year. But talk of getting to #1 make no sense.
She should be thinking one tournament at a time.
Try to win one. It's very hard for her.

tim4
Mar 23rd, 2008, 10:03 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

tim4
Mar 23rd, 2008, 10:07 PM
Mary, you were lucky and got a ticket, but I guess it was a disappointing final for you to watch.
I'm looking forward to seeing her in Eastbourne. But I hope she will bounce back and win a few tournaments between now and then ... maybe even Roland Garros.

Ben.
Mar 23rd, 2008, 10:30 PM
Sveta :hug: I really do not know why she falls at the last hurdle in finals, but still she had a tournament beating Maria now she has to take it to the next level.

maryc
Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:24 PM
Ah Sveta... she worked so hard, and then lost focus, got emotional. The end of the 2nd set was so disappointing, and I'm sure Sveta feels the same.

The Serbian supporters were very nasty. They were yelling out as Sveta was about to serve; they yelled during points. I don't know what they yelled but Sveta got upset. I know there are some words in common between Serbian language and Russian language, and I hope these Serbian supporters were not being really abusive w/ the language as well as with the yelling.

The Serbians did cheer Sveta's errors, and at one point exhorted her to make another error.

But...I think Sveta is going to have to learn to play through that kind of thing. The uneducated fans are almost always going to like Ana because she's what most people deem beautiful, and we're hard-wired to like that.

However, I was very happy to get to see the final, and while driving home, realized this is the first time I've seen Sveta lose in a live match since Eastbourne '06. (Not that I've been to every tournament, but I realized I don't see Sveta lose that much. Not live.)

flyingmachine
Mar 24th, 2008, 12:23 AM
Ah Sveta... she worked so hard, and then lost focus, got emotional. The end of the 2nd set was so disappointing, and I'm sure Sveta feels the same.

The Serbian supporters were very nasty. They were yelling out as Sveta was about to serve; they yelled during points. I don't know what they yelled but Sveta got upset. I know there are some words in common between Serbian language and Russian language, and I hope these Serbian supporters were not being really abusive w/ the language as well as with the yelling.

The Serbians did cheer Sveta's errors, and at one point exhorted her to make another error.

But...I think Sveta is going to have to learn to play through that kind of thing. The uneducated fans are almost always going to like Ana because she's what most people deem beautiful, and we're hard-wired to like that.

However, I was very happy to get to see the final, and while driving home, realized this is the first time I've seen Sveta lose in a live match since Eastbourne '06. (Not that I've been to every tournament, but I realized I don't see Sveta lose that much. Not live.)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Not again another final lost. :bigcry:
I think she should learn a few pages from McEnroe. He always at his best the crown turn against him. I do believe she has still a mental problem which she needs to sort it out sooner. I think she still lack confidence at times and she needs to believe not just in a few matches but every single match she plays.

hayleytrotter
Mar 24th, 2008, 04:18 AM
This is sad for Sveta, yet another final she has lost in. But, hopefully it gives her more determination in miami.

She played a LOT better this week than she did in Dubai, so lets hope that she plays even better against the tougher field miami brings.

Nikkiri
Mar 24th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Sorry Sveta couldn't win this time guys, but all the best for her next final :hug:

teleri
Mar 24th, 2008, 03:39 PM
I think she played good but Ana just was better this time. I sometimes think i jinx her. Almost every time I watch her play live, she lose.

teleri
Mar 24th, 2008, 03:39 PM
I think she played good but Ana just was better this time. I sometimes think i jinx her. Almost every time I watch her play live, she loses.

Agassi Fan
Mar 24th, 2008, 06:48 PM
I can't believe that she lost again against Ivanovic. :-((

maryc
Mar 28th, 2008, 11:02 PM
http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/271559727_Kbd8s-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/271560050_bPnux-M.jpg

http://mpcardenas.smugmug.com/photos/271560364_j5mcE-M.jpg

This was during the break between the 1st and 2nd set, championship match.
It was interesting. Sveta seemed responsive to Stefan for a bit, then she
got kind of stone-faced for the rest of the coaching.

I disagree with the posters who said that Ana's level dropped at the
beginning of the 2nd set. Sveta came out blazing--very aggressive. It made Ana's level
look lower, but it was (imo) Sveta raising her level dramatically.

But then she had some misses, and Ana kept making those amazing shots.
The serve-out-wide tactic of Ana's worked very well, especially as she
was painting lines when handling Sveta's return of serve. Really
difficult angles, and right on the line. Impossible to return (although
Sveta got to some of those, Sveta's response could only be defensive,
and Ana would put them away to the other side of the court. Devastating
stuff.)

It was disappointing to see Sveta's mistakes at the end of the 2nd set,
but she got so frustrated with Ana's play, and the Serbian fans were
brutal. Sveta had her supporters, no doubt, but they didn't tend to be
loud and rude.

Noelia
Mar 28th, 2008, 11:44 PM
Thank you very much for the photos "maryc";)

svetaisthebest
Mar 28th, 2008, 11:49 PM
Thanks for the pics Sveta :sad:

Bероника
Mar 29th, 2008, 12:26 PM
Thank you,Mary again :D for photos and report