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Hikaru
Jan 14th, 2002, 05:02 AM
We can see the future of women's tennis in Svetlana Kuznetsova. Now she's number one junior player and soon keeps WTA tour in her control. She has just started to walk the road to success. Let's support this promising young star together !! ;) ;)
Come on Sveta !!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
http://members.tripod.co.jp/seiran1980/sveta1.jpg

http://members.tripod.co.jp/seiran1980/sveta2.jpg

SloKid
Mar 7th, 2008, 01:54 PM
Old thread (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=335230)

goldenlox
Mar 7th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Sveta is #3 this week, but she has IW finalist points coming off and might fall to #5 in a few weeks.
Lots of points to defend this spring.

Milito22
Mar 7th, 2008, 04:36 PM
good luck Sveta :D

amateur911
Mar 7th, 2008, 06:19 PM
I hope that this spring will bring for Sveta many positive emotions and for us as well;)
Best of luck in IW!:bounce:

Bероника
Mar 7th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Good luck in IW,Sveta!!!! you really need to do it well there.Vamos!!! :bounce:

svetaisthebest
Mar 7th, 2008, 07:23 PM
new thread !! Good luck in IW Sveta :D

Shoulderpova
Mar 7th, 2008, 07:45 PM
I hope she gets back on track soon. About time Sveta :fiery::fiery:

svetaisthebest
Mar 7th, 2008, 07:50 PM
hopefully the new thread means she can get back on track;)

goldenlox
Mar 7th, 2008, 11:00 PM
When the old thread was closed, Sveta was Russian #1. I want her to stay there this thread.

svetaisthebest
Mar 7th, 2008, 11:01 PM
When the old thread was closed, Sveta was Russian #1. I want her to stay there this thread.

and become world no 1 :D

SloKid
Mar 8th, 2008, 12:42 PM
As I asked in other threads, would you all like the old closed thread to be moved to Sveta's sub-forum, so it doesn't get lost in here?

goldenlox
Mar 8th, 2008, 05:20 PM
You can keep it here.

Bероника
Mar 9th, 2008, 11:12 AM
When the old thread was closed, Sveta was Russian #1. I want her to stay there this thread.

and become world no 1 :D

I think we all agree on that ;) :D


As I asked in other threads, would you all like the old closed thread to be moved to Sveta's sub-forum, so it doesn't get lost in here?
Well,it's maybe better it to be moved to Sveta's subforum,but this is only my opinion,but the others must tell also what they think.

svetaisthebest
Mar 9th, 2008, 10:33 PM
yeah i think it would be better if it was moved to Sveta's subforum as well:) but really anywhere's fine ;)

goldenlox
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:46 PM
Sveta is the #2 seed at the bottom

MAIN DRAW

Ana Ivanovic SRB [1] has a Bye
Ioana-Raluca Olaru ROU vs. Meng Yuan CHN
Vania King USA [WC] vs. Anne Kremer LUX
Tathiana Garbin ITA [31] has a Bye

Flavia Pennetta ITA [19] has a Bye
Kaia Kanepi EST vs. Martina Müller GER
Maret Ani EST vs. Melanie Oudin USA [WC]
Flavia Schiavone ITA [13] has a Bye

Vera Zvonareva RUS [12] has a Bye
Camille Pin FRA vs. Aravane Rezaï FRA
Qualifier vs. Pauline Parmentier FRA
Michaëlla Krajicek NED [22] has a Bye

Tamira Paszek AUT [32] has a Bye
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Olga Poutchkova RUS vs. Casey Dellacqua AUS
Nicole Vaidisova CZE [7] has a Bye

Jelena Jankovic SRB [3] has a Bye
Madison Brengle USA [WC] vs. Ahsha Rolle USA [WC]
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Ai Sugiyama JPN [27] has a Bye

Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP [20] has a Bye
Qualifier vs. Bethanie Mattek USA [WC]
Anastasia Pivovarova RUS [WC] vs. Laura Granville USA
Virginie Razzano FRA [16] has a Bye

Sybille Bammer AUT [11] has a Bye
Qualifier vs. Yung-Jan Chan TPE
Gisela Dulko ARG vs. Qualifier
Lindsay Davenport USA [24] has a Bye

Olga Govortsova RUS [29] has a Bye
Ekaterina Bychkova RUS vs. Angelique Kerber GER
Elena Vesnina RUS vs. Su-Wei Hsieh TPE
Marion Bartoli FRA [6] has a Bye

Daniela Hantuchova SVK [5] has a Bye
Angela Haynes USA [WC] vs. Sara Errani ITA
Jie Zheng CHN vs. Emilie Loit FRA
Kateryna Bondarenko UKR [30] has a Bye

Sania Mirza IND [21] has a Bye
Olga Savchuk UKR vs. Yaroslava Shvedova RUS
Anastassia Rodionova RUS vs. Akgul Amanmuradova UZB
Shahar Peer ISR [9] has a Bye

Alona Bondarenko UKR [15] has a Bye
Marta Domachowska POL vs. Tszvetana Pironkova BUL
Yvonne Meusburger AUT vs. Edina Gallovits ROU
Amélie Mauresmo FRA [17] has a Bye

Eleni Daniilidou GRE [25] has a Bye
Klara Zakopalova CZE vs. Maria Emilia Salerni ARG
Qualifier vs. Lilia Osterloh USA
Maria Sharapova RUS [4] has a Bye

Dinara Safina RUS [8] has a Bye
Jill Craybas USA vs. Qualifier
Tatiana Perebiynis UKR vs. Ashley Harkleroad USA
Lucie Safarova CZE [26] has a Bye

Karin Knapp CZE [23] has a Bye
Shuai Peng CHN vs. Tatjana Malek GER
Nathalie Dechy FRA vs. Mariya Koryttseva UKR
Agnieszka Radwanska POL [10] has a Bye

Na Li CHN [14] has a Bye
Zi Yan CHN vs. Urszula Radwanska POL [WC]
Qualifier vs. Caroline Wozniacki DEN
Maria Kirilenko RUS [18] has a Bye

Dominika Cibulkova SVK [28] has a Bye
Qualifier vs. Sofia Arvidsson SWE
Ekaterina Makarova RUS vs. Meilen Tu USA
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS [2] has a Bye

Bероника
Mar 10th, 2008, 09:52 PM
Come on,Sveta :D Best of luck,show your best tennis and give us something to celebrate ;)

Demska
Mar 10th, 2008, 10:04 PM
good luck sveta :kiss:

Milito22
Mar 10th, 2008, 11:42 PM
Vamos and good luck Sveta! :cool:

amateur911
Mar 11th, 2008, 12:04 AM
good luck girl!:bounce:
it's never easy;)

goldenlox
Mar 11th, 2008, 09:44 PM
(WC) Kuznetsova/Mauresmo (RUS/FRA) vs Craybas/Jidkova (USA/RUS)

Bероника
Mar 11th, 2008, 09:48 PM
Go girls :bounce:

tenn_ace
Mar 11th, 2008, 11:43 PM
why us Sveta playing doubles? :scratch: Doesn't she have a tough schedule for the next 4-6 weeks? Or is she not high on confidence to go deep in the draw?

goldenlox
Mar 12th, 2008, 11:15 PM
Said Svetlana Kuznetsova (http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/players/profile?playerId=379), the No. 2 seed, "I love the court, the bounce of the balls. It suits my game so much. I would like to play golf, but I'm not very good."
What does she really love?
"The restaurants," Kuznetsova said, laughing. "Japanese."

goldenlox
Mar 13th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Sveta is still trying to get around her large and complicated psyche.
"I hate to lose and I'm a big-time competitor and it brings me down for few days and I have to find a way to keep improving and trying to find strength and ways to win. I hate losing even more now because my expectations are bigger and I'm better and have more self-belief. I know I can do better and it's much worse, like 90 percent of the time. If I lose to someone worse, it's my fault. I'm too much of a perfectionist. I see what I did badly and know what I have to do better. I always put pressure on myself, but I'm honest with myself. I'm not going to blame someone else for an injury."
NOT ENOUGH IMPROVEMENT SINCE SLAM CROWN
The rap on Kuznetsova is that she hasn't improved enough since the '04 US Open, that she still tries to overly dominant the court with her forehand, hasn't added enough variety to her serve, doesn't come into the net enough and is predictable. But under her coach of three years, Stefan Ortega, she believes that she made measurable improvements.
She thinks that her 2004 breakout in New York as an 18-year-old was premature.
"There were no expectations. I was hitting well, playing perfect and it was great. No one thought I was going to win, so I just kept playing and doing it. Then in 2006, I got more consistent again. Then I started to think and accept pressure more and I really do feel much better."
But will the Russian end her career as a one Slam wonder? She prefers not to think about it.
"I don't want to say I'm going to achieve something and then not do it," she said. "I just want to keep going."
On court, that's not the same for Kuznetsova's friend, Anastasia Myskina, who won '04 Roland Garros and is now pregnant and off the tour indefinitely. Myskina tried to come back last year at the French Open and couldn't run in a sorry first-round loss. Her bad feet hadn't quite healed and now, it's conceivable that the first Russian woman to even win a Slam may not return.
"Now she's focused on the baby," Kuznetsova said.
Kuznetsova will play Fed Cup against the United States on clay in Moscow in April, while Sharapova, who led the team against Israel is opting out - for now. Kuznetsova didn't want to play this year due to the heavy Olympic-loaded schedule, but was begged back in. She and Sharapova are sharing No. 1 duties.
"They are going to joke that I was the smart one because it's in Moscow, but that's not true because I wasn't going to play at all," Kuzy said. "I gave all I could to Fed Cup and in my heart, I give everything to my country."
Sharapova wasn't expected to play on clay. It's more than probable that both she and Kuznetsova will be named to the Olympic team.
"I'm very doubtful for that and it's going to be on clay. Sveta and I had an agreement and she said, 'You are going to Israel and I'm going to play the next tie,' Sharapova said with a laugh. "She didn't give me much a of choice. But if someone pulls out, I'll be more than happy to play."

svetaisthebest
Mar 13th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Thanks for the article :)

goldenlox
Mar 14th, 2008, 11:19 AM
Svetlana Kuznetsova hopes to end her habit of finishing second by winning Pacific Life Open

2004 U.S. Open champ hopes to end her habit of finishing second


http://cmsimg.gdn.mydesert.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=J1&Date=20080314&Category=EVENTS10&ArtNo=803140393&Ref=AR&Profile=1038&MaxW=180&Border=0 (http://www.mydesert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?template=zoom&Site=J1&Date=20080314&Category=EVENTS10&ArtNo=803140393&Ref=AR&Profile=1038)
Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia practices during the Pacific Life Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Thursday. Kuznetsova was runner-up in the 2007 Pacific Life Open.
(Marilyn Chung, The Desert Sun)


INDIAN WELLS - If anything, losing gets harder for Svetlana Kuznetsova to accept as she gets older.

She knows she is a better player today than she was in 2004, when she defeated fellow Russian Elena Dementieva in the final of the U.S. Open for her only Grand Slam singles title. But back then, she says, she simply wasn't thinking about what she was doing on the court. She just did it.
"There was no expectation," said Kuznetsova, who fell in the finals to Daniela Hantuchova last year at the Pacific Life Open, her best finish in the desert but the second of five finals disappointments in 2007. "I had a good stroke, and there were so many good matches in a row. I played perfect tennis."
Over the next two years, Kuznetsova started thinking too much about her game, she said. She began to accept pressure to succeed.
If overthinking and pressure defined 2005 and 2006, then 2007 and, so far, 2008 have to be defined by how close she has come to winning titles, and how many times she has been stopped just short.
Kuznetsova fell short in five of six finals appearances in 2007 - her lone singles title of the year came as a top seed at the Pilot Pen Tennis in New Haven. Outside that, she fell in the finals at five events, including the U.S. Open and Pacific Life Open, both hardcourt tournaments suited to her game.
"I hate to lose," Kuznetsova said. "I'm a competitor big time. It brings me down for one, two days after a loss. But then I have to find strength to keep improving and keep trying."
The parade of runner-up finishes, though hard to swallow, boosted her WTA ranking to No. 2 by the end of the year. Days after her finals loss in Indian Wells last March she rose from No. 4 to No. 3.
Rankings aside, Kuznetsova says she hates losing now even more than four or five years ago.
"I think it's because my expectations are even bigger, and I know I can do better than losing 90 percent of the time," she said. "I'm a perfectionist. I never push fault onto anyone else. I say, 'yeah, I did this, that bad. I have to do this better.'"
Four events into 2008, Kuznetsova has two more runner-up finishes, at the Medibank International in Australia and most recently the Dubai Tennis Championships. She is the second seed at the Pac-Life, where she says she loves the courts and the bounce of the ball.
"It suits my game so much," she said.
That, and Kuznetsova finds herself in what might be the softest side of the main draw, though she says she tries not to pay attention to who she'll be playing beyond the next round.
Fellow Russian and No. 8 seed Dinara Safina represents the strongest challenge through the quarterfinals, after which the winner will face the loaded Hantuchova-Sharapova bracket in the semis.
"I feel every year that I know more and more everyday what I do on the court, and I can do more things," Kuznetsova said. "Another thing I have to work is myself. You know, I focus on the court and less ups and downs. That's my main goal."

goldenlox
Mar 14th, 2008, 11:49 AM
http://cmsimg.gdn.mydesert.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=J1&Dato=20080313&Kategori=EVENTS10&Lopenr=803130803&Ref=PH&Item=15&Maxw=600&Maxh=500
Marilyn Chung, The Desert Sun
Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia practices during the Pacific Life Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Thursday, March 13, 2008 in Indian Wells, Calif. Kuznetsova was runner up in the 2007 Pacific Life Open.

svetaisthebest
Mar 14th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Thanks :)

Bероника
Mar 14th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Thanks for the articles and for the photo :wavey:


Vamos Sveta today!!!! :bounce:

amateur911
Mar 14th, 2008, 09:47 PM
Go Sveta!;)

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 12:22 AM
Should be a routine match today. Good luck to Sveta. She needs a good start to get her confidence back.

Milito22
Mar 15th, 2008, 01:47 AM
Vamos :rocker2:

svetaisthebest
Mar 15th, 2008, 02:02 AM
Come on Sveta !!!!

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 02:39 AM
Sveta 6-1

Milito22
Mar 15th, 2008, 03:02 AM
Vamos corazon!

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 03:08 AM
Sveta 6-1 6-1 took care of business. keep going.

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 03:14 AM
Cibulkova is probably next. Could give Sveta trouble if she runs a lot of balls back.

Milito22
Mar 15th, 2008, 03:33 AM
Sveta 6-1 6-1 took care of business. keep going.
:rocker2:c´mon Sveta

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:31 AM
apparently it was very very windy yesterday, so it's nice that Sveta was able to deal with wind this time (unlike in Doha)

Demska
Mar 15th, 2008, 11:05 AM
nice beatdown !

Shoulderpova
Mar 15th, 2008, 11:19 AM
Great start to the tournament. Cibulcova might be tough. Davai :rocker2:

goldenlox
Mar 15th, 2008, 11:20 AM
They get tougher from here on.

Bероника
Mar 15th, 2008, 11:32 AM
Great start,Sveta :D

The match vs Cibulkova should be an interesting one.

But first she has doubles match today:

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


Davai/allez :rocker2:

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 01:21 PM
I wish Sveta just tanked that doubles match and concentrated on singles. :p

Bероника
Mar 15th, 2008, 01:28 PM
:lol: Don't worry,tenn_ace.I think Sveta is concentrated in singles,she doesn't take doubles too seriously,only for fun (same goes for Amélie) ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 15th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Sveta :) hope she can carry this on.

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:07 PM
:lol: Don't worry,tenn_ace.I think Sveta is concentrated in singles,she doesn't take doubles too seriously,only for fun (same goes for Amélie) ;)
some way to have fun... to work more :lol: they should get a karaoke machine or something :bounce:

Bероника
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:26 PM
I suspect it's because they are working girls,but also because they get paid for it...I don't think it would be the case with karaoke,specially after having heard Sveta sing at RG :p :lol: :help:

svetaisthebest
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:27 PM
Sveta was ok singing :p:lol:

Bероника
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:30 PM
yeah,right :lol: she was funny,that's true ;)

svetaisthebest
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:32 PM
:lol: she was better than a lot of the other tennis players :lol:

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Sveta is just 8 points away from giving me the pleasure of the day... loding 1-2on a match tie-break :p

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:39 PM
1-4...

Bероника
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:39 PM
:lol: strange ways you get pleasure :p

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:40 PM
I suspect it's because they are working girls,but also because they get paid for it...I don't think it would be the case with karaoke,specially after having heard Sveta sing at RG :p :lol: :help:


that sounded, well, with a bit of special meaning :kiss::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:41 PM
:lol: strange ways you get pleasure :p

the sex was lame today, so looking on a side....................... :lol:

Bероника
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:41 PM
:lol: I meant they like to work ;)

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:43 PM
damn... Sveta/Amelie lost :lol: :sad:

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:44 PM
now Sveta should has no choice but to win in singles :bounce:

Bероника
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:45 PM
They lost 3-10 I don't think they'll be losing sleep about that result ;)

tenn_ace
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:47 PM
I'm sure they won't........ Sveta will have a tricky match tomorrow. Keep my everything crossed until then ;)

svetaisthebest
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:51 PM
i know i really hope she wins singles tommorow ..

amateur911
Mar 16th, 2008, 01:01 AM
yep, doubles it's not the most important thing.;)

here we go:
STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am[28]
D Cibulkova (SVK) vs [2] S Kuznetsova (RUS)
Vamos Sveta!!!:rocker:

Milito22
Mar 16th, 2008, 01:12 AM
Vamos :bounce:

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 09:32 AM
Goooooooooo Sveta!!!!!!

tenn_ace
Mar 16th, 2008, 10:38 AM
woohoo I will be able to see the match!!!!!! hopefully.

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 10:40 AM
Well,lucky you,then.We don't have tv coverage of it here :(

tenn_ace
Mar 16th, 2008, 11:32 AM
I will only be able to do it if I skip my tennis match... trying to cancel it.

tenn_ace
Mar 16th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Sveta has signed up for Warsaw exco. The only serious contender on clay. WHY?

1.Svetlana Kuznetsova
2. Elene Dementieva
3. Lindsay Davenport
4. Maria Kirilenko
5. Agnieszka Radwanska
6. Marta Domachowska

svetaisthebest
Mar 16th, 2008, 11:40 AM
have no idea :o

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Sveta leads 4-1 :D

What's this Warsaw exco thing?

goldenlox
Mar 16th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Sveta is down 04 in set 2. She's going to fall to #5 unless she has a huge tournament here.
She has finalist points coming off, so Sharapova is ahead of her now in safe points.

goldenlox
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Sveta got back to 61 *45 from 05. But that lapse for 5 games will get her beat vs better players.

goldenlox
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Sveta was broken at 45 and they are one set all.
Besides her concentration lapses, Sveta's serve is not enough of a weapon. She gets broken way too much.

goldenlox
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Sveta is serving 61 46 *52.
She has to play better than this to win any tournament, even a Tier IV

goldenlox
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Sveta was broken. Just ue's without being pressured. Now 53*

goldenlox
Mar 16th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Sveta won 61 46 63. Not a confidence builder for her fans, but it's a win.

KV
Mar 16th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Good Sveta closed it out, though made it too difficult for herself

Bероника
Mar 16th, 2008, 08:03 PM
I expected a close match,what I still don't understand is that start of second set :confused: oh well,I guess that's just the Sveta way ;)

goldenlox
Mar 16th, 2008, 08:29 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/25/fullj.9fff260b2e566f91adb958e5ca375545/9fff260b2e566f91adb958e5ca375545-getty-77848964rb013_pacific_life_.jpg
INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 16: Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia wipes her brow while playing Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during the Pacific Life Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden March 16, 2008 in Indian Wells, California

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080316/capt.ce8e9021e7c445439c1cc0ae6d0a9642.indian_wells _tennis__camt101.jpg
Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, returns a shot to Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia, during their second round tennis match at the Pacific Life Open, Sunday, March 16, 2008, in Indian Wells, Calif.

Milito22
Mar 16th, 2008, 08:53 PM
thanks! :rocker:

tenn_ace
Mar 16th, 2008, 09:50 PM
oh Sveta, Sveta.... WHEN will you learn? :scratch:

Foot's Fingers
Mar 17th, 2008, 08:42 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.

Foot's Fingers
Mar 17th, 2008, 08:42 AM
Pls be more ready for next match

goldenlox
Mar 17th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Sveta plays Wozniacki next round.
She has to start being more consistent, or this is as far she goes.

tenn_ace
Mar 17th, 2008, 10:30 PM
I hope Sveta is scheduled to play at night. I noticed that she usually performs better in the afternoon comparing to morning and early afternoon.

Foot's Fingers
Mar 18th, 2008, 08:00 AM
Sveta will play second match on Court 2


really worriing abt this match


Good Luck

amateur911
Mar 18th, 2008, 09:48 AM
Vamos Sveta Vamos!:bounce:

Demska
Mar 18th, 2008, 11:20 AM
good luck sveta. caroline is an up and very promising player. she has only lost 4 games in two matches.

sveta needs to bring her a game out today

Bероника
Mar 18th, 2008, 12:29 PM
GO SVETA!!!!!!!! :bounce:

goldenlox
Mar 18th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Sveta up 62

Shoulderpova
Mar 18th, 2008, 09:43 PM
and 2-1 in 2nd. Both are on serve

goldenlox
Mar 18th, 2008, 09:47 PM
Sveta serving 62 *31

goldenlox
Mar 18th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Sveta up 62 52*

goldenlox
Mar 18th, 2008, 10:09 PM
Sveta wins 62 63. Next is the QF & Aga, who beat Sveta in Melbourne.

Bероника
Mar 18th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Well done,Sveta :D

Revenge time ;)

tenn_ace
Mar 18th, 2008, 10:18 PM
good win Sveta. good luck tomorrow :kiss:

Milito22
Mar 18th, 2008, 10:59 PM
good luck against AR :cool:

svetaisthebest
Mar 19th, 2008, 06:49 AM
Congrats Sveta !! :D
Good Luck Against Aga :)

tenn_ace
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:20 AM
Sveta first on :mad:
STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am
[10] A Radwanska (POL) vs [2] S Kuznetsova (RUS) - WTA

svetaisthebest
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:54 AM
thats actually at a really good time over here :lol: so im happy:):lol:

amateur911
Mar 19th, 2008, 09:41 AM
Way to go Sveta!;)
Vamos!

goldenlox
Mar 19th, 2008, 11:06 AM
This is a big match. Can't let Aga own her

Bероника
Mar 19th, 2008, 11:28 AM
Go Sveta!!!! You have defeated her 3 times,you can do it again.Vamos!!! :kiss:

KV
Mar 19th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Good win. Good luck vs. Aga

Daniel
Mar 19th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Good luck Sveta vs. Radwanska .

:bounce:

goldenlox
Mar 19th, 2008, 05:31 PM
http://jeppyboy.powweb.com/2008_Pacific_Life_Open/images/2008_pacific_life_open_132.jpg (http://jeppyboy.powweb.com/2008_Pacific_Life_Open/index.html)

Shoulderpova
Mar 19th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Ajde Sveta :bounce::bounce:

goldenlox
Mar 19th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Sveta starts with 2 breaks and leads *30

Shoulderpova
Mar 19th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Good start. Hopefully she can keep it up throughout the match. The Australian mess must be still in her head

goldenlox
Mar 19th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Great job so far 51*

Shoulderpova
Mar 19th, 2008, 06:47 PM
shes struggling on her serve which isn't a good sign at all :ras:

Shoulderpova
Mar 19th, 2008, 06:51 PM
6-2, but she faced 3 BPs :tape:

Bероника
Mar 19th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Stay focused,Sveta,please ;)

goldenlox
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Sveta is doing very well 62 31*
If she plays Maria next round, it will be for Russian #1 going into Miami.
The loser will probably be #5 next week.

goldenlox
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:18 PM
Sveta was broken 62 33*

Shoulderpova
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:24 PM
she broke right back to go up 62 4*-3

goldenlox
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:27 PM
Now 62 53* Aga had her serve broken a lot by Harkleroad.
Sveta should have been breaking her serve in Melbourne.

Demska
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:27 PM
Held for 6-2 5-3

Break now Sveta, exterminate this Rat:armed:

Bероника
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:28 PM
Held for 6-2 5-3

Break now Sveta, exterminate this Rat:armed:

:lol:

KV
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:35 PM
And Sveta has qualified for the SF's :)

Bероника
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:35 PM
6-2 6-4 nice revenge ;)

Demska
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Sveta wins !!! :D :D :D

6-2 6-4

Glad she served it out, it could have been a battle

svetaisthebest
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:36 PM
:woohoo:

goldenlox
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Very solid effort today. The semi will be a tough match. Dani or Maria, both former champs here.

Bероника
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Sveta looked very determined to win the match today.You could see this was very important for her.Well done,girl :D and good luck whoever you face in the SF

Shoulderpova
Mar 19th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Sveta killed the polish rat:woohoo:

amateur911
Mar 19th, 2008, 08:25 PM
good job Sveta!:yeah:
keep it up!:kiss:

tenn_ace
Mar 19th, 2008, 09:08 PM
Liked most of Sveta's play today, but she still has to raise her game as in the semi she won't have no pace shots landing in the middle of the court to deal with. Instead, she will have very flat shots with a lot of pace coming at her. Good luck to our baby!

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 19th, 2008, 09:10 PM
that was really good from Sveta :yeah: :D

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 19th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Sveta killed the polish rat:woohoo:

Rentokil always comes in handy :devil:

tenn_ace
Mar 19th, 2008, 09:11 PM
33-20 winners/ue ratio is very good against such a good defender as Radwanska.

Her 1st serve % is something to worry about though. 53% will not do in the semi IMO

Ballbasher
Mar 19th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Sveta :bigclap: :banana:

Milito22
Mar 19th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Sveta killed the polish rat:woohoo:

:speakles::tape:

Foot's Fingers
Mar 20th, 2008, 07:38 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:

goldenlox
Mar 20th, 2008, 11:05 AM
This SF vs Maria will be a real test for Sveta.
She has to hold her serve all match to win this.

goldenlox
Mar 20th, 2008, 11:40 AM
"It was a good win for me after playing her in Australian Open," Kuznetsova said. "I just was more dictating my game and I was more focus and more calm."
It was the only time Kuznetsova had lost to Radwanska.
Kuznetsova had been solid throughout the Pacific Life Open, dropping one set in four matches. That was in the third round, a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.
"I think I've been focused that much more the last two matches and I played good," said Kuznetsova, the second seed from Russia. "If I look at my draw, I remember play all girls at least two years younger than me, and I'm not that old. I'm 22."

goldenlox
Mar 20th, 2008, 06:54 PM
Sveta is 3-4 v Maria, but 3-1 outdoors.
They've never met on clay. I hope that happens this year. This will be a big match. The loser will be #5 next week.

tenn_ace
Mar 20th, 2008, 09:53 PM
Sveta good luck. Really need a win here to stay in the pack of contenders

goldenlox
Mar 20th, 2008, 10:18 PM
I've seen Sveta beat Maria, and she starts fast.
That's important tomorrow. Start strong, take a lead, and stay focused.

Milito22
Mar 20th, 2008, 10:36 PM
Vamos Sveta, :rocker2: kick more asses :D

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2008, 08:47 AM
STADIUM 1 start 11:00 am
[3] Z Yan (CHN) / J Zheng (CHN) vs [7] B Mattek (USA) / S Mirza (IND) - WTA
Not Before 1:00 PM
M Fish (USA) vs [7] D Nalbandian (ARG) - ATP
Not Before 2:30 PM
[4] M Sharapova (RUS) vs [2] S Kuznetsova (RUS) - WTA

amateur911
Mar 21st, 2008, 08:51 AM
Sveta is able to do it tonight.
Vamos girl Vamos!:bounce:

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2008, 09:01 AM
It is going to be tough. Maria seems to be getting her form back, at least, by the way she played in the second set against Hantuchova.

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2008, 09:53 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/photogallery/thumbnail.aspx?filename=/3/global/photogallery/indianwells/f_28.jpg&width=73&height=59

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/photogallery/thumbnail.aspx?filename=/3/global/photogallery/indianwells/f_26.jpg&width=73&height=59

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2008, 09:54 AM
sorry don't know how to make these pics larger

flyingmachine
Mar 21st, 2008, 09:57 AM
Maria :scared:
Anyways come on Sveta! :rocker2:

Bероника
Mar 21st, 2008, 10:25 AM
Vamos Sveta :rocker2:

goldenlox
Mar 21st, 2008, 10:40 AM
This is tougher than Dubai. Beating Maria and winning the final would rank with anything Sveta has done.
But getting this far after a Dubai final is good.
She has to keep this form, and win a final along the way.

Ben.
Mar 21st, 2008, 11:06 AM
C'mon Sveta :rocker2:

Demska
Mar 21st, 2008, 11:07 AM
Sveta needs to step it up again, play like the first set of the Dubai final. Don't stay on the baseline with Sharapova, make her move with slice and come into the net.

Foot's Fingers
Mar 21st, 2008, 11:43 AM
Go Sveta !!!

Pls be confident and reduce ue to minimum level

Take yr chances (if you will have) :rocker2:

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2008, 02:02 PM
can't wait for the match to begin. Sveta's 1st serve % will be crucial. Maria will not have issues with Sveta's 2nd serve as its high bounce will be right into Maria's striking zone.

goldenlox
Mar 21st, 2008, 02:19 PM
Sveta has won nine of her last 11 matches against Russians; she was on an eight-match streak until her loss to Sharapova at the Tour Championships (http://www.tennis-x.com/tournament/Tour-Championships.php) last fall, then fell to 8-2 after losing to Dementieva in the Dubai final a few weeks ago; she beat Ekaterina Makarova (http://www.tennis-x.com/playernews/Ekaterina-Makarova.php) in her opener here at Indian Wells (http://www.tennis-x.com/tournament/Indian-Wells.php) to improve to 9-2 in her last 11.

goldenlox
Mar 21st, 2008, 02:33 PM
Kuznetsova is one of the most outgoing and well-liked players on the women's tour, unexpectedly friendly with the Williams sisters and quite familiar even with the reserved Justine Henin. A hip-hop loving Russian who'll walk around with braided hair or take part in a hitting session with another player's pre-teen daughter for fun, it's possible to engage her on a number of topics. Her parents are both involved in professional cycling, and when asked last year if she'd been born on the back of a bike, she didn't miss a beat. "No, on the front wheel."
Does that independent spirit stem from the fact that she had more parental freedom at a younger age than most of her peers?
Kuznetsova was 19 when when she won the US Open in 2004, and neither parent was in her box at the time. This week, she said her father Alexandr had never even thought of going to watch one of her pro matches till after she won the US Open in 2004 -- "He see me play on TV every time I play. He never saw me play live on the tournament," she said. "He saw me play when I was like 14 in St. Petersburg when I play championship of the city. He wanted to come in 2004 in Kremlin Cup in Moscow. I'm like, 'Dad, you know, I play tennis already since I been seven... 12 years, 13 years. I'm fine. Just don't bother.'
"First of all, he's very busy. He is obsessed about his [cycling] team all his life. Like, I mean, obsessed in a good way. He's too professional. He needs to control everybody, how they train, how they do.
"He's building track in St., Petersburg, and then he has to control his team. I've always been on my own with my mom. My dad always called my mom every day and check how much I was training. He was still there, you know -- he's not there, but he's there."
Eventually, Kuznetsova's mother Galina also stopped travelling with her, which may actually have helped her results. "She gets so nervous, my mom. Like sometimes I remember I was playing and she would start jumping up and down and I would like miss easy ball and go like that."
She doesn't feel their physical presence is really that important. "When they care for you, it's more than enough."

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2008, 02:41 PM
or take part in a hitting session with another player's pre-teen daughter for fun,

wonder who's that... :scratch:

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2008, 09:12 PM
Шарапова: в матче против Кузнецовой будет нелегко

Российская теннисистка Мария Шарапова накануне полуфинального матча турнира WTA в Индиан-Уэллсе (призовой фонд $2,1 млн) против соотечественницы Светланы Кузнецовой заявила: «Кузнецову нельзя недооценивать. По физическим кондициям Светлана – одна из самых сильных теннисисток мира. Она умеет «спасать» множество проигранных мячей. Мы хорошо друг друга знаем, это будет сложный поединок. Вопрос в том, кто лучше покажет свою игру», – приводит Desert Sun слова Шараповой.

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2008, 11:25 PM
shit shit shit frigging Eurosort is not showing Sveta's match :mad:

goldenlox
Mar 21st, 2008, 11:46 PM
Maria gets the first break 12*

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2008, 11:55 PM
how is Sveta playing?

goldenlox
Mar 21st, 2008, 11:56 PM
I don't know. I'm watching a scoreboard.
32*

svetaisthebest
Mar 21st, 2008, 11:56 PM
yeah anyone watching it ?

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:00 AM
great... Sveta's fans left w/o information about the match

goldenlox
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:02 AM
Hard to believe Maria is so ineffective on her serve.
*42

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:04 AM
... and Sveta is so ineffective on break points conversion :mad:

goldenlox
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:06 AM
52* A one break lead

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:11 AM
2/8 on break points and couple of times Sveta lost a 0/40 lead on Maria serve. not good.

goldenlox
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:49 AM
Sveta just broke back, 63 *34

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:02 AM
Sveta serving to stay in the second set

goldenlox
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:05 AM
Sveta is close to a win now. She needs one break and hold, or a big tb
63 55

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:06 AM
break is not happenning

goldenlox
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:09 AM
Sveta just needs a big 5 minutes.
If Maria ties this, she will be tough to beat.
Better to end it now.

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:12 AM
pathetic Sveta. I should probably go to bed now as I have to get up early.

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:41 AM
Sveta is 2 breaks up in the 3rd. Will it be enough?

svetaisthebest
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:43 AM
i really hope sydney doesnt happen all over again come on Sveta !!!

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:51 AM
Sveta won!!!!!!!
6-3 5-7 6-2

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:52 AM
I announce a national holiday for all Sveta fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

auntie janie
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:53 AM
Oh! Well done, Kuz! I am so proud of you! :hug:

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:58 AM
Sveta remains number #1 Russian :bounce:

Milito22
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:02 AM
Vamos Sveta:rocker2: , take the title please!:D, Adios Maria :wavey::lol:, go to the f***:devil:

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:03 AM
and Sveta to #4 in the Race.... getting back on track

amateur911
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:06 AM
what a brilliant 3d set from Sveta!:worship:
Bravo!:kiss:

goldenlox
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:06 AM
There is still a lot of unfinished business. Her record in finals stinks for over a year

Ben.
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:20 AM
I'm so happy for Sveta :D & all her fans!

Ben.
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:21 AM
There is still a lot of unfinished business. Her record in finals stinks for over a year

hopefully that win over masha will enable her to do that

Milito22
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:32 AM
I'm so happy for Sveta :D & all her fans!
thanks, :D

the cat
Mar 22nd, 2008, 02:41 AM
Congrats to Svetlana on the huge win over Maria. But Sveta needs to win the final. Beating Sharapova in the Tier 1 Indian Wells semi's and then winning the final could do alot for Sveta for the rest of 2008.

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 22nd, 2008, 09:03 AM
Sveta's been playing really good all week from what i've seen
Sveta, WIN this final :) :hug:

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 09:16 AM
2005 Miami hard 16 Ivanovic 6-3 3-6 7-5
2006 Sydney hard Kuznetsova 7-6(3) 6-3
2007 Berlin Open clay Ivanovic 3-6 6-4 7-6(4)
2007 French Open clay Ivanovic 6-0 3-6 6-1
2007 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS CARPET (I) Ivanovic 6-1 4-6 7-5

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So even though Sveta is down 1-4, matches were 3-setters so Sveta has a chance

Bероника
Mar 22nd, 2008, 09:49 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: sveta!!!!!!!

Sveta definitely has a chance in the final.VAMOS!!!!!!!

goldenlox
Mar 22nd, 2008, 11:34 AM
This is a big final. Sveta has only one title since 2006.

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 11:57 AM
INTERVIEWS
March 19, 2008

S. KUZNETSOVA/A. Radwanska
6-2, 6-4
An interview with:
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. Straight sets win. How happy were you with your performance today?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, pretty good. I think I played better first set, but in the second she played a little bit better, and I missed few, but it was pretty good still, and I'm confident playing out there. It was good win for me after playing her in Australian Open.
Q. Was the difference just focus?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Yeah. I just was more dictating my game and I was more focus and more calm.
Q. When you go out for a match like today, any memories of the Australian Open or is it a new match, new tournament?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Definitely new match, new tournament, but I think some signs of Australian Open, I remember that I didn't do this well or that well and I still was close in the match. When I do everything right, this is the result which comes.
Q. You only dropped one set so far this week. Overall, are you happy with how you've played?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Yeah, pretty much. This set which I dropped, it was pretty up and down match, and I think I been focused on that much more last two matches and I played good.
If I look at my draw, I remember played all girls at least two years younger than me there, and I'm not that old. I'm only 22. They're like all 19, 18 and all teenagers basically. Still it's great new people come and always tough to play them because pressure is always on me.
I'm pretty happy with the way I played, and I'm looking forward for after tomorrow's match, which both players are going to be extremely tough.
Q. Do you have any preference to who you play?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: No, both of them play similar game. Maria is more confident for me at the moment. She is, I guess the favorite tonight.
But Daniela has always played well in this tournament. No preference.
Q. Can you look back at last year's final against Daniela, kind of what worked, what didn't?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I don't think I played any good. I don't think so. I think if it's going to be happening after tomorrow that she wins it's going to be very exciting match for me to play.
Q. How do you guard against those moments? You've talked about you played a good tournament, but then you had a couple drops here and there. What kind of things are you trying to do to keep more of that even keel?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: You know, I try things to distract me during the week of the tournament. But it's very hard, because you're a player and you cannot be 30 weeks a year focusing on one game. It's really hard. Especially, I'm young. You know, I have so many things in my mind to do.
But still, you know, some important tournaments, you got to take everything apart and focus on the important stuff.
Q. As part of your preparation, will you watch the match tonight?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I think I would watch a little bit, either on TV or there. It's going to be interesting match also to watch not just because I play them.
Q. You ever look at yourself on YouTube? I was looking yesterday. I saw you do some karaoke.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Oh, my God. This is disgusting. I tell you, I watched this. I sometimes I want to make my friends laugh and I show to them. They're like, Oh, my God.
Because these guys, they lied to me. They should not put this, first of all, like that. They told me, You can yell or do whatever. We're not going take your voice. They say, Just open your mouth, so I wanted to show emotions and then I go to the final with Justine, and first thing I see on the TV, it's me. I'm like, Oh, my God. I was like, Oh, no way. I was so embarrassed.
Q. Did you see the other ones?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I saw I did one with you in Sydney. I saw I did that one somewhere.
Q. No, I'm talking about...
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Karaoke? Yeah, I saw actually, I did two karaokes. And I did once two at French Open. Second one was a little bit better. I been improving. Because just lower the net here, it's impossible to fall, you know. It's impossible to do worse, actually. I improved.
Then I did one in US Open, but I never got to see this one nowhere. I love Serena's one, how she shake booty. That is hard. She got my trophy. Believe me, she teach me that. But I don't think I'm going to do.
Q. Did you see Novak's one?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Yeah. I don't like that. I tell you, for me, the trophy is Serena's.
Q. So when you go out on the town, do you do karaoke or not?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: No, no. I'm embarrassed. Last time in Moscow I went with my friends to outlets and singers to the karaoke bar, and I was like, You guys just embarrass yourselves. I'm done with that. I'm just going watch and laugh about you, but I'm not going to do that myself.
Q. I asked Lleyton about it last night, and he makes it sound like they lied to all of you to get you to do that.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Yeah, yeah. This is the thing. You don't start to say that I want to sing karaoke and I'm good at that. Not at all. No, no, no. I'm experiment person, and I like to try new things. I say, Okay, I'll do it.
Once in Miami they wanted me to climb something. I climbed. They wanted me to do snowboard in Dubai. Well, actually, the snowboards in Dubai, I asked to do something different. I do that. You know, new things should be there on the tour so people don't get bored how we do press and how we warm up.
Q. So karaoke is dead for you now?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, I got to practice on my own maybe at home so somebody can teach me so I'm not going to be that embarrassed.
Q. If you had a choice of a song, what would it be?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Oh, my God. I wish it would be Ayo Technology of 50 Cent. But he talk so fast I need some lessons first. Like if I would take some lessons, I can do anything. You know, I don't want to go out there and embarrass myself. Still, it's fun, because people write their comments, like, It's disgusting, she embarrass herself.
I'm like, Hey, why don't you guys try to play tennis for all your life, 10 hours a day and then go do ice skating, for example? Who not going embarrass themself.
Q. Did you watch Monica last night on TV?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I was going to watch but then I had dinner and I prefer dinner.
Q. She had a tough night.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: How did she do?
Q. She only got 15s out of 30.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I never watch the show in my life. So what like, I know the dance.
Q. The high score is a 10 and she got 5s, and that's pretty low. Very stiff.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Stiff? Maybe she need more practice. Be nice. I know that also like R & B singer Mario did this dance. I think I saw a bit of that. But it's so much better. People come from singing and dancing and do it all their life, and then tennis player who knows only backhand and forehand and mentality and concentration and serve, I send you tomorrow to catch birds. It's impossible.
Q. In Australia Scott Draper is on the show at the moment and doing very well.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, you know, some people have some different talents, but most tennis players, I'm sorry, but I don't think much good at that.
Q. Todd Woodbridge didn't do so well.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Alicia also didn't do well.
Q. So you're next?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Dancing? No.
Q. What do you prefer, singing or dancing?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: This is worse. This is both worse. I would choose neither one. Stay home and mind myself laughing about other people.
Q. You said you improved the second time you did karaoke. Maybe that third time with a bit of practice it'll be really good.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Yeah, but I don't want put myself through the risk and embarrass myself one more time. Because the second time I was like, No, I'm not going to sing, guys. You have to put somebody else.
FastScripts by ASAP Sports....

Demska
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:05 PM
:banana:

great win sveta :D

Emina.
Mar 22nd, 2008, 12:43 PM
Good luck Svetlana! take the title now.

KV
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:03 PM
Well done Sveta :) INTO the final, just hope the more complete players wins. GO Sveta.

goldenlox
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:15 PM
Sveta has been on a terrible run in finals.
Even that New Haven win, the first set was awful, then Agnes retired.
It's time for Sveta to play well in a final, and win the last point.

Shoulderpova
Mar 22nd, 2008, 01:27 PM
I couldn't be happier when Maria's winning streak was ended by one of my :inlove: darlings. But I'm afraid she will have a letdown and will find a way to screw up yet another big final. Plus Ivanovic is also in great form. Prove me wrong Sveta.

goldenlox
Mar 22nd, 2008, 03:53 PM
Q. Seemed like you had more energy in the third set than the previous two sets. Were you eating anything on changeovers or drinking anything? You had a lot more energy in the third set.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I guess I'm just fit. I felt pretty tired, you know, out there.
Q. Didn't look like it.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: But I guess it's my strength. I train a lot, so I felt great out there in the third set, and I think I really stepped inside and played inside, not so far behind.
Q. You're the first person to beat Maria this year. How does that feel?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: It feels great. I don't think Maria plays like always she can play, you know. Neither did I. But I think it was very good, interesting third set.
First, so so; second better; and third we got both our game. It was a good match, and I feel great winning.
Q. So what were your thoughts going into the third set? Because as you said, you played very well with the forehand, you served better, didn't play so defensive, and you really took the match from her.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, I thought we both didn't play first set well. Second set, I had my chances. I had Love-30, and I was just a bit too far behind. I figured out how to play better, my coach helped me a little bit, and then I stepped in and I felt much more comfortable.
I'm not a player who has to defend so much as I did maybe in the end of second set, so that's why probably lost it. But Maria, her strokes is very -- she stroke the ball very well, and she has extremely long shoulders. So it's really hard to move her around and the ball comes pretty flat, so you got to really have very good reaction to react.
Q. Did you sense that she was not all that keen to play, that she didn't have anywhere near as much energy as you did? Looked like you had a lost more bounce, a lot more zest for the game than she did?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, I don't know. I wasn't looking at her energy. I saw her concentrate on every point, and she always positive. I watched her play Daniela and I watched her play today. We both didn't play well first set, but we both tried our best and stayed focused. I know Maria's not loser. She's not going to quit the match.
She's going to play till the last point, and I really took it away from her. I think it's my credit I played well in the third set.
Q. How much of her playing is a mental battle, especially in the third set?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I think it's mentally better for me, even she won second set. But with this heat on hardcourts, outdoors, I think I'm just little bit fitter. But in the third set I have little bit advantage because I'm used to her game already a little bit more.
But, anyway, I mean, she's great server. It's going to depend actual a lot on serving when you play her.
Q. Any particular reason why you both struggled a bit for rhythm in that first set?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I guess I didn't play player who plays like her and she didn't play player who plays like me, so we both were very different. Sometimes I was expecting the ball come much faster in the first game and I was so frustrated it was not going that faster as I was expecting it to.
I was too much behind, and I had so many opportunities and I got broken, I broke her, and then, you know, I saw she was not 100 percent there. Myself, I wasn't there, either. So it was very frustrating. It was no rhythm. With Maria you don't play long rallies at all. It was maybe few, which was great rallies. It's maybe two, three shots, and it's never good, you know, never can get the rhythm.
Q. Can you talk about your success here these last two years? You've done very well to make the finals back to back years. Can you just talk about what's contributed to that success?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Yeah, I feel great here. The ball bounce well. I like these balls. I love these courts. It's very good atmosphere for me. I can stay focus, because it's not so much moving around. I get bored, but still I'm on my thing.
Q. What do you do try to not be bored here? Have you found anything to do?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I'm still bored. I want to go to outlet but my coach said, No, you stay at room. I'm like, Okay. I read a book, I go to the Internet, I watch movies. I love American TV. I'm lucky, so I can watch so many shows like Mtv and E Channel and watch a little bit gossip, so I'm interested in something.
I'm pretty cool, you know. You have so much free time here that can -- I can think a lot, so I kind of clean up my head. So it's good. It's good.
Q. How does that compare when you go to Miami (http://www.tennis-x.com/tournament/Miami.php)?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Well, Miami is crazy, you know. I love this atmosphere, you know. I'm so emotional, and sometimes I give too much emotions to stuff, not tennis. You know what I mean? Like tennis is first thing for me, but sometimes I feel like I need more attention to that.
I need -- I still try to do that. Like in Miami probably I would go away of all things possibly of what I can go away. But it's hard, because everything I do I want to do it the best. Like I talk to you guys, I put myself into it. I want to explain whatever I feel.
I go to do aces for the tournament, I try to do my best. It spends energy there, there, there, there. Sometimes I need more focus on the tennis.
Q. How was it different at Wimbledon (http://www.tennis-x.com/tournaments/wimbledon.shtml) from, say, here?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: It rains. (laughter.)
Q. Really? It rains there?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Sometimes, you know, few times, few years.
Well, Wimbledon is different. Like if you would put me play with Maria, it's going to be even less rhythm in Wimbledon playing her. In Wimbledon, it's too much crowd, it's too much people who -- like I like to meet new people, I like to chat, I like to communicate.
But you have to realize this takes your energy away. So I have to sometimes take me away from it.
Q. So how did you win the US Open (http://www.tennis-x.com/tournaments/usopen.shtml)? That's the craziest of all.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I was young. Nobody wanted even to talk to me, so I was like (waving hand). They were like, Hey, oh, she plays tennis there on the back courts, you know.
Q. What are your thoughts of the women's final being moved from Saturday here? It extends it for you at least one day.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I don't mind. You know, a final is a final. How many days?
But probably Saturday would be better because of next week Miami. But still we're not going to play till Friday, so that's fine. If it's better for tournament it's good for us.
Q. Let's look ahead to the possible opponents. First, if you could talk about playing Ana and then if you could talk about playing Jelena.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: You know, I was thinking about it this tournament. Like I've been going match by match by match. If I going to face playing Ana, I feel ridiculous because I was the oldest player on this tournament. I didn't play nobody older than me, and I'm only 22. These girls are all like 19, 20. I'm like, Oh, my God, I'm 22.
Last few years I was newcomer and was like, Oh, my God. It's so frustrating me so much. The girls play me extremely well. I lost to Ana in Madrid (http://www.tennis-x.com/tournament/Madrid.php), yeah. I had chances there. It's good to play her.
I would love to play both of them, and both matches would be extremely tough. She plays well, she serve well, she improve so much her movement on the court. It's going to be tough match, and definitely because I lost last time. But I took few revenges already here. Hopefully one more.
With Jelena I played in Dubai (http://www.tennis-x.com/tournament/Dubai.php). It was extremely hard match. It was like two-and-a-half hours. We run miles and miles on the court. It was extremely interesting, so I'm looking forward to any of them, and it's going to be very hard.
Q. How important will it be to finally get a title?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: For me it's very important, because I've been to the finals and I know what's that, you know? To play it, you know? To really play it, not to think about that it's finals, play it.
So I think this time I can get it better, you know. Like I will need to put myself out there and play my game, you know? Not thinking about something else. Both can win, because we're all top 4, top 3 players in the world. So it's 50/50. Nobody has much priority to win, so we just play. Anything can happen.
Q. You said earlier this week that an Olympic gold medal would be more important to you than a Wimbledon title, and maybe a French Open (http://www.tennis-x.com/tournaments/frenchopen.shtml) title. Do you think the Olympics are much more important to Russian tennis players than other countries, than other tennis players from other countries?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I haven't been talking to other players, but my family it is like that because my parents are so much Olympic tradition.
Definitely I'm not going to compare, when they ask us to compare I don't have another way to choose Olympics or French or Wimbledon. But for me, every tournament, it's very important, and I'm going to give my best every single week. This is how you get better.
Q. If the winner of Sunday's final had to sing karaoke in front of that center court crowd, would you welcome the challenge?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Look, who wins, rules. This is the thing which I remember, and I know it's like this in tennis and everywhere. So the winner rules. If I win, means I rule.
Look, if I win, I'm happy. I can do pretty crazy stuff if I win. I'm not promising anything.
Q. If you win, what would you do with that trophy, the big fish trophy?
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I love this. I love the trophy. I really like the dolphin.

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2008, 09:35 PM
Q. So how did you win the US Open (http://www.tennis-x.com/tournaments/usopen.shtml)? That's the craziest of all.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: I was young. Nobody wanted even to talk to me, so I was like (waving hand). They were like, Hey, oh, she plays tennis there on the back courts, you know.


:haha: :haha:

goldenlox
Mar 22nd, 2008, 11:21 PM
Sveta beat Jankovic to reach the Dubai final. She beat Sharapova to reach the IW final.
Now all she has to do is to start winning the finals, at least some of them.

amateur911
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:09 AM
Vamos Sveta Vamos!:bounce:
You can do it this time!!!

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 01:02 PM
The winner gets about $330,000. The finalist about $165,000.
That's good incentive to win.
The Dubai finalist got $130,000.
So Sveta is raking in the buck$$

Demska
Mar 23rd, 2008, 01:12 PM
Nearly $300,000 in 3 weeks if she's the finalist today, nearly $500,000 if she wins.

Not bad

flyingmachine
Mar 23rd, 2008, 01:56 PM
That's a lot of money. :eek: I do hope she will win it.

Bероника
Mar 23rd, 2008, 07:02 PM
Go Sveta go!!!! :bounce:

tenn_ace
Mar 23rd, 2008, 07:44 PM
is anyone watching it? how is Sveta doing (gamewise)?

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 07:47 PM
Sveta was broken at 44. She's playing pretty well.
In this game she had a short ball at 15-0 and instead of letting it bounce and putting it away, she ran in and hit a soft volley that Ana put away.
Still could have held if she hit with more depth on her groundstrokes.
45*

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 07:48 PM
Sveta had chances to break in 2 games, but Ana made good shots.
It looks like 46
To win these matches, you have to play well at 44, and Sveta got worse.

tenn_ace
Mar 23rd, 2008, 07:49 PM
oh well, final is good too, I guess.

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 07:54 PM
When she didn't go up 30-0 in the 44 game, I knew she was in trouble.
At least she's not playing crappy, like last year's final.
That loss in Dubai to Lena tells me it's mental. Sveta has always had mental issues in close matches, now it's mostly in finals.

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 07:58 PM
Ivanovic is an uneven player. She can hit a great winner, then make a bad ue.
You have to stay steady at end of sets like Sharapova did in Melbourne.

tenn_ace
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:04 PM
Sveta is the same way.

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:04 PM
Sveta was just broken. She has to raise her level or this match is over in 10 minutes.
46 12*

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:07 PM
Ivanovic played a real bad game. There's still hope 22

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:16 PM
Ivanovic's level went down. Sveta played a bad game at 32*. She could have really put some pressure on, but she made ue's early in points.
33

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:22 PM
Sveta was up 40-30 and played awful 46 34*

tenn_ace
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:24 PM
Ova.

Ballbasher
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:24 PM
Sveta and finals simply don't fit :help:

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:27 PM
Sveta went into full choke mode in the 33 game. Now she's missing almost every shot she hits.
And she almost never uses hawkeye.

tenn_ace
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:27 PM
she is def one of the most frustrating players to be a fan of. loads of talent and promise and nothing out of it.

Demska
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:28 PM
looks like it's nearly over :sad:

Demska
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:28 PM
DF and 0/30, two points from the end of the match.

Demska
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:29 PM
2 MP's for Ana

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:29 PM
46 36. Sveta played okay, but Ivanovic was clearly better.
Now h2h is 1-4.
Sveta has now lost 8 of her last 9 finals, and the win was a retirement by Szavay when Sveta was playing one of her worst matches ever.


Broken 4 of her last 6 service games, just fell apart at 33 in the 2nd.

Demska
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:30 PM
GSM Ivanovic.

Another lost final :crying2:

tenn_ace
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:31 PM
maybe Sveta is just not as good as they say? maybe we should have our expectations checked?

tenn_ace
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:34 PM
i guess, i have to stay away from the general messages for now...................

Bероника
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:36 PM
Sveta handed it once again :sad: so fucking frustrating...:banghead:

it's ok,Sveta :hug: you have the talent to win it,Ivanovic is no better than you.I only wish you would play better on the important moments.I still believe in you :kiss:

Milito22
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:37 PM
vamos for ever! :sad: :hug:

tenn_ace
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:38 PM
I still believe in you :kiss:

I wish I could say the same... maybe tomorrow................

Bероника
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:42 PM
Well,I can.I think she's simply just human and gets tense and nervous in these situations,but I have no doubt the talent is there.

Demska
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:43 PM
but look at the people who she has played in the finals she has lost. :shrug:

i'm not looking for excuses, it's just many of them aren't against a player where Sveta is the clear favorite.

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:44 PM
Getting to 3 finals so far is good results, she's still #4.
But she looks like winning a 2nd major is getting further and further away.

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:47 PM
All 3 finals in 2008 are similar.
Justine hasn't played well all year. But Sveta choked in the 3rd set.
Up a set against Lena, Sveta just fell apart. That's how this match ended too.

amateur911
Mar 23rd, 2008, 09:03 PM
oh dear...:sad::hug:
well nothing new here.:fiery:
Sveta still can't find her way to get through this.
But believe me things'll change for the better this year.;)

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2008, 09:15 PM
I don't think Sveta was ever close to winning this match. The way she played vs Lena when she won a set. And the way she played at the end of both sets here, I don't think she's close to winning a title.
She has to just go 1 match at a time in Miami.

Winning a final seems like a longshot now. Hantuchova blew her out last year.
She has a real mental block now.

maryc
Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:40 PM
Folks, did you see the match? Yes, I agree, Sveta blew it in the end of the 2nd set, but some of those shots by Ivanovic were not returnable. Ivanovic played VERY well. Sveta played PRETTY well, and had some excellent shots. But Sveta got rattled, got emotional--very emotional--and then yes, handed the 2nd set to Ana.

I still think Sveta has everything she needs; she just doesn't know it, perhaps doesn't believe it, and is still trying to find a way to be on tour and be happy (imo.)

svetaisthebest
Mar 24th, 2008, 03:58 AM
Sveta :sad::sad::sad: another final gone:sad:
She seems a different person in finals and even though Ana played well Sveta could at least have taken it to three sets:sad:
but it was a great tournament from Ana and she played really well throughout :)

goldenlox
Mar 24th, 2008, 10:54 AM
This was Sveta's best tournament of the year. Beating Maria and Aga. So that was a positive.
Dubai was also good, she beat Jankovic.

It's definately better than her AO and Doha.
So 3 of her 5 tournaments were solid.

Bероника
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:51 AM
Last 2 tourneys she has played she's played the final.Not bad after the disappointing start of the year in Australia ;) Sveta is on the good way and playing well.

I hope she can keep that level and good form in Miami.Good luck,Sveta :kiss: Always with you :hug:

goldenlox
Mar 24th, 2008, 09:42 PM
If Sveta makes the final in Miami, she's having a great tournament

She's in the same quarter as Venus with Justine and Serena in her half.

tenn_ace
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:17 PM
Sveta has a tough draw from the start imo. Hope she is up for a fight

goldenlox
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:37 PM
She should get to Venus, who hasn't played great this year. The SF will be a tough one, if Sveta gets there.

(3)Kuznetsova vs. Bye
Chan vs. Olaru
Perebiynis vs. Dulko
Bye vs. (25)Azarenka

(17)Radwanska vs. Bye
Makarova vs. Larcher de brito
Qualifier vs. Dechy
Bye vs. (16)Peer

(9)Bartoli vs. Bye
Pironkova vs. Wozniacki
Qualifier vs. Meusberger
Bye vs. (22)Srebotnik

(30)Krajicek vs. Bye
Muller vs. Erakovic
Craybas vs. Domachowska
Bye vs. (6)V.Williams

tenn_ace
Mar 25th, 2008, 06:26 AM
has everyone here voted for Sveta in the popularity thread in General Messages. I was surprised to see having only 2 #1 votes....

svetaisthebest
Mar 25th, 2008, 06:32 AM
there's another one lol ok ill vote then.

Bероника
Mar 25th, 2008, 02:55 PM
I don't give a shit about GM :p

Meanwhile Sveta looks relaxed in Miami ;)

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7382/captdb723e4d2cdd4d5c96afr6.jpg

Russian tennis player Svetlana Kuznetsova sits court side during an NBA basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat Monday, March 24, 2008 in Miami.

amateur911
Mar 25th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Sveta looks beautiful in this pic, life goes on.;)
Miami's draw isn't easy as expected but still it looks pretty labour.
Vamos!:rocker:

Milito22
Mar 25th, 2008, 05:00 PM
nice pics Vero

Noelia
Mar 25th, 2008, 06:45 PM
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7382/captdb723e4d2cdd4d5c96afr6.jpg

Expected to me fainting.. :p,goes out very well in the photo;)