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Chunchun
May 11th, 2008, 05:54 AM
How do you define it/ qualify for it??
Safina this week? Bartoli?? LenaD @ RG 04?? Who else??

kittyking
May 11th, 2008, 05:59 AM
Cinderella run generally means the player was a big underdog in a number of matches and finishes in loosing in a semifinal or final. A Cinderella ending is when they win the tournament. Its all the more spectacular when they return from injury and/or its in front of a home crowd and/or the player is a young up and comer.

But hey, thats just my view of it :D

DimaDinosaur
May 11th, 2008, 06:06 AM
How do you define it/ qualify for it??
Safina this week? Bartoli?? LenaD @ RG 04??


A Cinderella run is when a loser finally breaks through and tears up the field with good/massive scalps.

Safina this week qualifies as a Cinderella run because most people on this board thought she was done, she was a headcase, she's a mess, she's over, etc. But she knocks out Henin on clay and Serena, who is playing well and is in the finals of a 3 million dollar Tier 1 tournament.


Bartoli, I guess could be a Cinderella run

LenaD at Roalnd Garros??? Well, I think Myskina is the headliner from that slam because she was completing her own Cinderella run also, which happens to :lol: destroy LenaD's Cinderella run at the same time :lol:

Hantuchova at Indian Wells '02 and '07 = Cinderella run

Stevenson @ Wimby semis = Cinderella run

Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together" from The Emancipation of MIMI, 2005, spending 14 weeks at #1 was definitely a Cinderella run. :worship: :hearts:

Alicia Rocks
May 11th, 2008, 06:08 AM
Casey @ OZ Open this year was definantly one.

Valanga
May 11th, 2008, 06:19 AM
Alona @ Luxembourg two years ago?

SOA_MC
May 11th, 2008, 06:21 AM
Casey @ OZ Open this year was definantly one.

An Aussie makes the 4th round and it's a cinderella run:confused: Oh, How the mighty have fallen:o

Chunchun
May 11th, 2008, 06:22 AM
LenaD at Roalnd Garros??? Well, I think Myskina is the headliner from that slam because she was completing her own Cinderella run also, which happens to :lol: destroy LenaD's Cinderella run at the same time :lol:


crap i just forget that vampire-b**** in the end :sobbing:

Imperfect Angel
May 11th, 2008, 06:23 AM
I think Maria in Wimbledon 04 is the best of the best Cinderella Run.;) :worship:

Alicia Rocks
May 11th, 2008, 06:33 AM
An Aussie makes the 4th round and it's a cinderella run:confused: Oh, How the mighty have fallen:o

I said CASEY! - not an AUSSIE. From where Casey was a couple years back and who she beat to get there. It was definantly a Cinderella run!

LudwigDvorak
May 11th, 2008, 06:37 AM
1R - def. #66 Ruano Pascual 62 63
2R - def. #10 Mauresmo 64 36 62
3R - def. #232 Pierce 76(4) 62
QF - def. #7 Williams 26 64 75
SF - def. #1 Capriati 64 63
F - l. to #58 Majoli 76(5) 64 :o :o :o :o

The Kaz
May 11th, 2008, 06:42 AM
1R - def. #66 Ruano Pascual 62 63
2R - def. #10 Mauresmo 64 36 62
3R - def. #232 Pierce 76(4) 62
QF - def. #7 Williams 26 64 75
SF - def. #1 Capriati 64 63
F - l. to #58 Majoli 76(5) 64 :o :o :o :o

What tourney, who made the run, and when?

:confused::confused::confused:

Edit, it was Patty @ 2002 Charleston :haha:

So Disrespectful
May 11th, 2008, 06:43 AM
Pierce, RG 2005

So Disrespectful
May 11th, 2008, 06:44 AM
What tourney, who made the run, and when?

:confused::confused::confused:

Hingis, RG 1997

Alicia Rocks
May 11th, 2008, 06:44 AM
What tourney, who made the run, and when?

:confused::confused::confused:

Think it was Patty in Charleston - like in 2002 or something :lol:

Brett.
May 11th, 2008, 06:48 AM
Hingis, RG 1997

Bugger, i knew it straight away LOL

SOA_MC
May 11th, 2008, 06:57 AM
No it was Patty at Charleston

First Hingis was ranked #1 in 97 look at the 2nd round match up at what Grand Slam does the #1 seed play the #10 seed in the 2nd round.

Second there is no 4th round again at what Grand Slam is there only 6 rounds played to the title

So Disrespectful
May 11th, 2008, 06:57 AM
No it was Patty, First Hingis was ranked #1 in 97 look at the 2nd round match up at what Grand Slam do the #1 seed play the #10 seed in the 2nd round.

second there is no 4th round again at what Grand Slam is there only 6 rounds played to the title

And third, it was a joke.

So Disrespectful
May 11th, 2008, 06:57 AM
Bugger, i knew it straight away LOL

:lol:

:p

SOA_MC
May 11th, 2008, 07:05 AM
And third, it was a joke.

:fiery::fiery::fiery:































:p

DutchieGirl
May 11th, 2008, 07:16 AM
An Aussie makes the 4th round and it's a cinderella run:confused: Oh, How the mighty have fallen:o

Considering Casey used to be the queen of the $25k's, 4th r at a grand slam can be considered a cinderella run for her! Nothing wrong with that either.

up!
May 11th, 2008, 07:32 AM
Clijsters at Indian Wells and Miami in 2005 was a Cinderella run.

Lindsayfan32
May 11th, 2008, 08:17 AM
Lindsay winning Bali last year after being out for 51 weeks after having Jagger.

tennisbear7
May 11th, 2008, 08:38 AM
The best cinderella run was Jennifer Capriati 2001 AO. That's the best one. Ever.

irma
May 11th, 2008, 08:44 AM
Definitely Steffi at the french 99. She was horrible in Berlin and things looked bad.
There was a bad stepsister in Martina (well sort of. would definitely not be surprised if she was longing for the prince too :p) and there was a prince in Andre. and as far as we know they lived happily ever after till this day!
A true fairytail :p

lolas
May 11th, 2008, 10:37 AM
Shouldn't it be about the looks as well? Safina definitely doesn't qualify as a Cinderella.

DutchieGirl
May 11th, 2008, 10:45 AM
Shouldn't it be about the looks as well? Safina definitely doesn't qualify as a Cinderella.

No, it's just a way of say someone's had a fairy tale (ie a brilliant and unexpected run).

vadin124
May 11th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Queen Vee at Wimby 05!

the mother of all cinderella runs

new-york
May 11th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Shouldn't it be about the looks as well? Safina definitely doesn't qualify as a Cinderella.

no, it shouldn't.

kwilliams
May 11th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Would Venus at the USO 97 count?

lympyisthebest
May 11th, 2008, 01:50 PM
Even though she didn't win, Bartoli at Wimbledon last year has to be a Cinderalla Run.

Rex59
May 11th, 2008, 01:51 PM
Even though she didn't win, Bartoli at Wimbledon last year has to be a Cinderalla Run.

Without question.

Chance
May 11th, 2008, 01:53 PM
Definitely Steffi at the french 99. She was horrible in Berlin and things looked bad.
There was a bad stepsister in Martina (well sort of. would definitely not be surprised if she was longing for the prince too :p) and there was a prince in Andre. and as far as we know they lived happily ever after till this day!
A true fairytail :p

wow, it's been a while since I've seen you post. Welcome back :)

Anyhoo, Venus's run at the US OPEN in 1997 screams 'Cinderella Run'.
1st US OPEN, 3rd GS ever played, unseeded, ranked outside the top 50, saves match point to reach her first GS final!
Also Monica's AO 1996,Serena's 2007 Aus Open win and Sharpy's Wimbly win are Cinderella stories.

zlove
May 11th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together" from The Emancipation of MIMI, 2005, spending 14 weeks at #1 was definitely a Cinderella run. :worship: :hearts:

:spit: :spit:

I think Maria in Wimbledon 04 is the best of the best Cinderella Run.;) :worship:

:hearts::drool::worship::worship:

floco
May 11th, 2008, 03:11 PM
Let me remind you that Cinderella is poor by definition! So in my mind, a Cinderella run is more relevant for lower ranked players (Hingis, Williams, Capriati... def no Cinderellas since they've all been very successful before).
Example, Dechy making a semi almost beating Davenport at the Aus Open a few years ago, or qualifier Bremond making a quarter at Wimbledon.