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Iceland
Jun 7th, 2008, 02:03 PM
A thread for the grass-court season! ;) Aravane plays the 3 British tournaments, last year she reached the 3rd of Wimbledon having very good sensations at her own surprise!

A very good draw to start in Birmingham, Aravane is even seeded (13rd), the number which provides luck, Dinara reached Roland-Garros' final as the 13rd seed :p;)!
She will face Tzipi Obziler to begin, the Israeli made a decent show against Venus in RG, but Aravane should be too much for her. If she manages to beat her, Morita or Cirstea will be the next one! Could be tough especially with the Japonese whose flat game is made for grass. Bammer is the main seed of the quarter.

I have a good feeling, last time she defeated Tzipi in the 1st round, she went to final after. It was in Istanbul ^^!
Allez Aravane!

Escape
Jun 7th, 2008, 08:57 PM
I'm sure there will be lots of rain :lol: :o
But the weather was nice here today :angel:

Hopefully Aravane can win a few matches in Birmingham :)

Iceland
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:05 PM
After Safina's withdrawal, the draw has been modified & Aravane had to play the talented Brit' Amanda Elliot, 19, who qualified after having beaten Brenda Schultz. Aravane gave herself a big scare since she was led 43 in the third set with a break while she was barely scoring points on return.
All in all, she won 63 26 76(6) in 1h35min, saving one match point to qualify to the 2nd round! :yeah:

On paper, this is not impressive at all since Elliot is not even in top 300 but as a first match on a new surface, I guess we shouldn't be asking for too much. Her serve is at least good, she kept a high percentage of 1st serves.
Next is Bettanie Mattek, who is anything but talented. But once again, she has a good serve and it's enough to threaten Aravane.

Good luck!!

Iceland
Jun 10th, 2008, 02:57 PM
Aravane lost 61 64 to Mattek :help:.

I'm so pissed at her at the moment, she cannot score a single point on her opponent's 1st serve, only 1 in the second set for example!!! God, this loss is so bad, Aravane is going backwards, it has been ages since she has beaten a top 50 opponent. Since her operation on her nose, she has done concretely nothing & there is no signs of improvement whatsoever.

dulkogii
Jun 10th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Singles - Second Round

Bethanie Mattek (USA) d. (13) Aravane Rezai (FRA) 61 64 I cant belive!

Escape
Jun 10th, 2008, 08:32 PM
What a disappointing loss :o I really thought she could win a few matches here :sad:
She had such a great start to the year but since then :help:

Alizé Molik
Jun 11th, 2008, 10:48 AM
I don't know what to do with Aravane now..she isn't improving at all! At the start of the year at least she was improving and playing better and better, now she is back to where she was maybe a year or more ago, it only takes a few things and she's easily beaten.

Bероника
Jun 16th, 2008, 05:47 PM
A victory in Eastbourne,even if it came from retirement of her opponent.

Singles - First Round
Aravane Rezai (FRA) d. (5) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 62 ret.

Iceland
Jun 16th, 2008, 07:28 PM
Great :yeah:. Not always that Aravane has some luck. It's a new top 20 win after all, too bad that it had to come on a retirement.
Please reach the QF now!

OohZuzana
Jun 17th, 2008, 10:10 AM
A great interview with Aravane!

http://www.talkabouttennis.com/content/showentry.php?e=8102&catid=17

Alizé Molik
Jun 17th, 2008, 12:24 PM
haha that interview is funny! I don't think it was clever to compare a girl such as Aravane with Mattek - they are completely different.

Iceland
Jun 17th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Aravane will be against Kleybanova again. 11 aces for the Russian girl today :unsure:. Well she has already beaten her once, so let's make it twice. Allez!

Iceland
Jun 18th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Aravane lost 63 57 63 :sad:. Good showing at least.
I hope those big servers stay far from her draw in Wimbledon...

Iceland
Jun 20th, 2008, 10:05 AM
Aravane's draw in Wimbledon:

DEMENTIEVA, Elena RUS v CAMERIN, Maria Elena ITA
DITTY, Julie USA v BACSINSZKY, Timea SUI
DULKO, Gisela ARG v REZAI, Aravane FRA
VORACOVA, Renata CZE v DAVENPORT, Lindsay USA

She won't go far sadly. Hopefully she can get through her opener. She has lost already to Dulko this year.
Really a tough draw :sad:.

dulkogii
Jun 24th, 2008, 11:54 PM
Dulko def Rezai 1-6 6-0 6-2

Bероника
Jun 25th, 2008, 01:16 PM
another disappointing result :sad:

aravane :hug:

Cirstea
Jul 2nd, 2008, 11:40 PM
I watched this match (Rezai/Dulko) and for the first set...WOW

Aravane played such unbelievable shots! I was lost for words...

Then...the wheels just came off the wagon. Real shame as that first set was the best set of tennis I have seen all summer.

Something to ease the pain :wavey:

http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/1387/rezaiza2.jpg

améliemomo
Jun 8th, 2009, 06:44 PM
Good news: aravane climbed in the ranking to reach 46 and took 11 places,congrats aravane:yeah::yippee:

she entered birmingham and will play a qualifer

allez aravane!good luck in that tournament!:kiss:

Bероника
Jun 8th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Good luck on grass Aravane!!! :D

Bероника
Jun 8th, 2009, 07:46 PM
Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Voegele vs Gullickson
2. Fedossova vs Koryttseva
3. Rezai vs Duque Marino

Allez Aravane!!!! Let's hope for a good grass debut! :bounce:

Aravanecaravan
Jun 9th, 2009, 01:49 PM
Ugh. Could the first two matches go any longer.....C'mon, Aravane! Let's take some prisoners on grass!

Alizé Molik
Jun 10th, 2009, 02:10 AM
she leads Duque Marino 5-4! bloody rain :(

Iceland
Jun 10th, 2009, 07:44 AM
Aravane doesn't really look fully ready to play on grass. Thanks God she only plays Duque Marino! She was in trouble on her serve which is nothing good on this surface ; anyway I don't particularly think her game can work here. On clay she has enough time to compensate an ackward timing but on grass, it's different. Everything happens fast. Well it's a good exercise after all, I would love Aravane to go to the net, to take the ball early (something she rarely does) or to be demanding with her footwork. So I don't have many expectations :lol:.
Let's see if she can do that this year. Allez, surprise us!

Iceland
Jun 10th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Aravane through her first round. 64 61 over Mariana :yeah:. She must have pressed on the turbo mode because she only needed 25min. to finish the match off, starting from 54. She needed several SPs to conclude but after this, games were extremely quick. Many first serves in, no BPs to save... very well done!
I really hope I will be proven wrong and that grass will bring the best of her game. Her strokes can definitely be effective, it's just a matter of how demanding she will be with movement, serve %, shot selection, & footwork. It's actually the points she needs to work on in her game, so there couldn't be any better exercise. :D

She will play Kudryavtseva later on in the afternoon if the weather stays good. The Russian can be very erratic but seems to enjoy playing on grass. Should be a tougher match. Allez!!!

Bероника
Jun 10th, 2009, 12:32 PM
:yippee:

and good luck later vs Alla!!!

améliemomo
Jun 10th, 2009, 01:18 PM
well done aravane,keep winning allez!:kiss:

Aravanecaravan
Jun 10th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Aravane through her first round. 64 61 over Mariana :yeah:. She must have pressed on the turbo mode because she only needed 25min. to finish the match off, starting from 54. She needed several SPs to conclude but after this, games were extremely quick. Many first serves in, no BPs to save... very well done!
I really hope I will be proven wrong and that grass will bring the best of her game. Her strokes can definitely be effective, it's just a matter of how demanding she will be with movement, serve %, shot selection, & footwork. It's actually the points she needs to work on in her game, so there couldn't be any better exercise. :D

She will play Kudryavtseva later on in the afternoon if the weather stays good. The Russian can be very erratic but seems to enjoy playing on grass. Should be a tougher match. Allez!!!

:lol:

Yes, Aravane certainly upped her game from yesterday. She's a totally different player when her 1st serve percentage goes up. Of course, most are. I am really happy to see that Aravane is showing good consistency from match to match. Even in her losses this year, she has been very competitive. I still don't know how she managed to lose to Pavlyuchenkova in Miami, having three match points at 40-0 on her serve, and I was sitting in the front row. Then the A-Rad match. But anyway, she was getting close to breaking through and as of late she is playing beautifully. I hope she stays healthy and her confidence stays up because she is breathtaking to watch when she plays well.

Kudryavtseva has had some good results on grass so that match will be tough, but Aravane can do it!

Iceland
Jun 11th, 2009, 03:21 PM
Aravane through a very tough match: 76(12) 36 62 over Alla.

She should have won the first set more easily since she was twice a break up. The Russian fought back and overall led the tie-break with an early 52 lead and two SPs on her own serve. Aravane proved she belongs to another league as she took the first set letting Alla self-destruct on 2 DF in a row. Sadly she didn't keep the momentum in the 2nd set despite an early BP. It doesn't matter much in the end as she totally dominated the last set :yeah:. It's a pretty good win, despite her opponent's low level of confidence. It's good to see Aravane playing as many matches as possible before Wimbledon. I doubt she can be seeded for this event so she better be ready for any first round possible.

She will play Li later in the afternoon. Another top 20 challenge! Good luck :unsure:.

Bероника
Jun 11th, 2009, 03:34 PM
Well done,Aravane!!! :D

Li :scared: she's dangerous on grass.Best of luck,Aravane!!!

Iceland
Jun 11th, 2009, 07:06 PM
She lost 75 64 to Na :sad:. Not a bad loss at all, it's just sad she couldn't hold her nerves to hold at 56 and 45. Got broken twice for the set...
Does anyone know if she plays next week too?

Bероника
Jun 11th, 2009, 07:27 PM
too bad :sad: but it's not a shame to lose to the chinese

I don't know if she plays next week

Bероника
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:58 PM
Wimbledon:

Aravane Rezai (http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/te/profile/3252.html), France, contre Ayumi Morita (http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/te/profile/3310.html), Japon

Alizé Molik
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:26 PM
this is a very hard match for Aravane!

as me and Antoine were discussing a year ago in this thread, Aravane's ROS can go mental on grass when she don't have enough time to set up for her shots...I don't want to say that her third round in 07 was a fluke, but I'm certainly not predicting another 4r here, she just needs to go out and do her very best, something I think she will do!

allez aravane!

Aravanecaravan
Jun 19th, 2009, 07:51 PM
I think she is playing far better and in far more control of her game than in past years. She should be fine. She really should have beaten Li Na at Birmingham.

améliemomo
Jun 20th, 2009, 08:39 AM
never seen that japanese player and hope aravane to continue her great winning wave.

Allez Aravane!:bounce:

Keadz
Jun 20th, 2009, 08:44 AM
Ayumi is a grass court freak, but she hasn't been living up to her potential for a long while now. Dangerous match up, but Aravane she come through reasonably comfortably...I hope.

Good luck Aravane :)

Cirstea
Jun 20th, 2009, 09:39 AM
I watched her play Dulko 1R here last year and for the first set her game was on, she just bashed Gisela off the court...then...her game seemingly fell apart. If she can give herself slightly more margin for error I think she can be dangerous on grass.

Bероника
Jun 21st, 2009, 03:09 PM
Aravane starts playing tomorrow.OOP:

Court 12

12:00 Start
Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Round
Nicolas Almagro(ESP) vs. Juan Monaco(ARG)



Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Anastasiya Yakimova(BLR) vs. Nadia Petrova(RUS)[10]



Ladies' Singles - 1st Round
Aravane Rezai(FRA) vs. Ayumi Morita(JPN)

shar1982
Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:10 AM
Good luck today Aravane!

RAGSEM
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:28 PM
Match started.Go Aravane Go.
Best of luck.
Allez Aravane.

RAGSEM
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:39 PM
She is so cute in that tennis wear.
and she is serving well today.

Go Aravane.

Alizé Molik
Jun 24th, 2009, 04:23 AM
Aravane is currently ranked #41!!! I hope she beats LenaD.

sammy01
Jun 6th, 2010, 10:08 PM
rezai in brum practicing 2010, didn't know where to post this

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs338.snc3/29488_450353704501_516114501_5911842_3369592_n.jpg

emy-7
Jun 7th, 2010, 06:39 PM
Thank You for the photo :)
I hope that Aravane will go far in this tournament:)
She deserves so much
Come on Aravane :)

améliemomo
Jun 8th, 2010, 12:32 PM
yeah hopefully she wont be "allergic" to grass now that she has improved so much her physical shape.

Nice pic indeed.Thanks.

emy-7
Jun 8th, 2010, 04:56 PM
It's the best ! :)

Drine
Jun 8th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Aravane was supposed to play today but her match has been rescheduled for tomorrow because of the rain :(
Crappy weather in England :help:

emy-7
Jun 8th, 2010, 05:52 PM
I followed the line, and each was rejected ... it will be tomorrow

JeLeNaJfAn
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:11 PM
HALLO? Did Aravane withdraw? When she will play her 2ndR Match?

Aravanecaravan
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:37 PM
She's getting screwed over by the tourney organizers. As she was first scheduled match for CC, she should have either been first on or moved to a different court as soon as possible.

Stevecw
Jun 9th, 2010, 10:02 PM
She is 2-0 up v Rodianova in a crazy game so far!! Rain delayed things so darkness stopped it!!
Its mad as UK is beside us, and they have so much rain...but here we had no rain in 3 weeks except for 1 night :confused:

Aravanecaravan
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:45 PM
Aravane won 6-3 6-4. Rodionova's a bonehead, so I don't think this is all that great a win. Next round will be a much bigger test.

Allez!

améliemomo
Jun 10th, 2010, 02:57 PM
well at least she beat that awful girl. A win is a win but yeah lucic will be tougher.
Go aravane!

Drine
Jun 10th, 2010, 07:00 PM
First set 7-5 for Aravane :bounce:

Drine
Jun 10th, 2010, 07:28 PM
7-5 6-3 for Aravane in 68 minutes :)
Good job Aravane, next round against Erakovic or Errani (match suspended for darkness at 7-6 for Sara) ;)

Iceland
Jun 10th, 2010, 07:40 PM
Two relatively easy wins. It was just a matter of getting the break. She never really put herself in danger which is pretty encouraging on grass. This new Aravane could eventually do well. With a better serve, better returns and improved footwork, she may become a threat on this surface too! It's the only one on which she hasn't made any sparkles yet.
I quite like her chance for the QF. Errani isn't a good player on grass and she has already beaten Erakovic in the past.

BTW she'll back to top 20 next week ;)

Aravanecaravan
Jun 10th, 2010, 09:17 PM
Good day all told.

@Iceland: while I agree that Aravane's made improvements in her serve and footwork, I found nothing wrong with her returning from the past couple of seasons. Last year at RG, she was spectacular returning serve. Same at Bali. She hits a very deep, hard return that handcuffs her opponents, and usually sets herself up for a lot of BPs.

As for the QF, well, it's a wonderful opportunity, and with Li struggling atm, who knows. She can win this tournament if she serves well.

Drine
Jun 11th, 2010, 12:40 PM
Confirmation that Aravane's gonna play against Sara Errani later today ;)
Errani beat Erakovic 7-6 6-4 :)

Drine
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Aravane's in the semis in Birmingham after having beaten Errani 7-6 7-5 :bounce:
Next opponent is Li or Kanepi ;)

améliemomo
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:29 PM
yes!:D

na li or kanepi will be tough to pass.Hopefully aravane will have a consistent serve and do the job.
KEEP IT UP!:kiss:

Aravanecaravan
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:38 PM
It will be Na Li, who crushed Kanepi. Tough match for Aravane, but she has nothing to lose so I think she will play loose and relaxed, and that should make her dangerous. Just focus on a good serve and put the pressure on Li! Allez!

Bероника
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:54 PM
Not a bad start to the grass season :D

now let's hope she can get past Na Li.Allez!! :bounce:

Paris75
Jun 12th, 2010, 09:19 AM
Well done Aravane. I can't wait to watch her via a stream against Li. Both players hit the ball so hard, it's gonna be very interesting to see if Aravane can keep pressure despite the fact she has less time to prepare every shot.

Good Luck! :D

Drine
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:47 PM
I know Birmingham's not over yet but Eastbourne's draw is out and Aravane has a tough first round match already :(
She's against Wozniacki :o and then there's MJMS or Zvonareva :help:

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2010/710/MDS.pdf

Oh well.....let's concentrate on Birmingham first :lol:

Drine
Jun 12th, 2010, 02:24 PM
Well, Birmingham's over for Aravane, she lost to Li in 3 sets :sad:
Let's hope she can do well in Eastbourne, she hasn't played very well today with too many unforced errors :help:

Good luck Aravane :yeah:

Bероника
Jun 12th, 2010, 02:54 PM
damn :sad:

better luck in Eastbourne,Aravane! :kiss:

Stevecw
Jun 12th, 2010, 11:45 PM
:( Pity she lost that, would have been good to reach a final to start off grass season.
But a semi final is pretty good :yeah:

On to Eastbourne, ughh tough draw there. But she is well capable of beating Caro.

Libertango
Jun 13th, 2010, 11:43 AM
I went to the match today, my first time to see Aravane live! I went because she and Na are two of my faves so I couldn't wait for the match.

Obviously Aravane didn't play her best, but she really is so exciting to watch live. She really goes for it, absolutely flies round the court and throws everything into the ball; her body weight is always moving forward and her aggression is obvious. However, on the grass, she was always second best to Li, and she couldn't match her power shot-for-shot; Li's shots skid through the surface far more effectively. Still, I love me some Rezai, hope she does well at Wimbledon. Oh, and she's WELL pretty in person (plus trimmer looking) She was also a crowd favourite, they really enjoyed her style.

Aravanecaravan
Jun 13th, 2010, 01:52 PM
I went to the match today, my first time to see Aravane live! I went because she and Na are two of my faves so I couldn't wait for the match.

Obviously Aravane didn't play her best, but she really is so exciting to watch live. She really goes for it, absolutely flies round the court and throws everything into the ball; her body weight is always moving forward and her aggression is obvious. However, on the grass, she was always second best to Li, and she couldn't match her power shot-for-shot; Li's shots skid through the surface far more effectively. Still, I love me some Rezai, hope she does well at Wimbledon. Oh, and she's WELL pretty in person (plus trimmer looking) She was also a crowd favourite, they really enjoyed her style.

She is a gorgeous young woman. It may not always come across in "action" photos (who looks their best grunting, making faces and contorted all out of shape anyway?) but if you meet her in person, you can see that her smile is so natural, and she has amazing eyes. She's very pretty.

Though it was obvious from the livestream Aravane was not moving well yesterday, credit to Li for playing so well and winning the tournament. Given today's result in the final, Aravane was a lot closer to a title here than Maria was. Good week for her even with a disappointing finish. Tough first round in Eastbourne against Wozniacki, but as usual, if she serves well, she can do it.

Libertango
Jun 15th, 2010, 10:01 AM
Rezai v Wozniacki starting on ES verrrry soon. :p

Elwin.
Jun 15th, 2010, 10:35 AM
Good luck Aravane :D

Drine
Jun 15th, 2010, 12:35 PM
Aravane def. Caroline 6-4 1-6 6-3 :worship:
Definitely not her best match with a lot of unforced errors but the weather conditions were not easy with a lot of wind, both players struggling a lot on their serve and having to make a lot of footwork adjustments :help:

Great stuff Aravane :yeah: Next match against MJMS ;)

Aravanecaravan
Jun 15th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Love the way she fought back and was in total command of the third set after the commentators had written her off! She is such a great fighter. Those same qualities have won Sharapova and Serena a ton of matches over the years when they rightfully should have been beaten. I think this bodes very well for Aravane's future. :inlove: Go get 'em, girl!

améliemomo
Jun 15th, 2010, 12:43 PM
bravo aravane!!!she made my day with that win:hearts::kiss::kiss:

as for the commentators they were disgustingly "pro wozniacki" and were laughing several times when aravane couldnt hit the ball because of the wind.
I was like:mad: "shut the f**" then in the third they shut it,she beat pushniaki:devil:

good luck against MJMS!you rock!:)

Libertango
Jun 15th, 2010, 01:24 PM
Aravane's greater weight of shot won her that match, because she hit through the wind so much better than Caro ... plus, 10 aces! Woo.

Keep it up Aravane.

P.S Her interview was well cute.

Aravanecaravan
Jun 15th, 2010, 01:31 PM
Aravane's greater weight of shot won her that match, because she hit through the wind so much better than Caro ... plus, 10 aces! Woo.

Keep it up Aravane.

P.S Her interview was well cute.

What did she say?

Libertango
Jun 15th, 2010, 03:01 PM
^She said her English is poor so she will try her best but asks the crowd to be patient and understanding. :) She said Caro is a great player who plays well on grass and is the defending champion so this is a really good win for her; that she had to fight really hard because of the wind and the opponent. She likes playing on grass more and more, and likes how fast and quick it is even though she's not totally used to the surface. She likes England alot and is excited for the rest of the tournament and Wimbledon. :)

Aravanecaravan
Jun 15th, 2010, 03:26 PM
Thanks!

Aravane's English is getting better, but you can tell she is a little uncomfortable with it. I think this is a big reason why her "quotes" are often completely misunderstood and used as "bulletin board" material.

Stevecw
Jun 15th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Great win!! :bounce:
I was following it on livescore at work, and when i saw she lost 2nd 6-1 i feared the worst. But seems like a great 3rd set, she did so so well to do that after such a bad 2nd.
Love her fighting qualities :)

Go beat MJMS now :yeah:

Mindy the bunny.
Jun 15th, 2010, 08:34 PM
WELL DONE ARAVANE! :bounce::bounce::D:D

Bероника
Jun 15th, 2010, 09:58 PM
I knew you could do it,Aravane ;) :D

Aravanecaravan
Jun 15th, 2010, 11:01 PM
Quickfound reported in GM that Aravane and Sveta will play doubles together at Wimbledon!

Libertango
Jun 16th, 2010, 07:42 AM
^WOW, what a team, hope it's true.

Good luck against MJMS, Aravane! They are 3rd up on court 3 (I think)

Thanks!

Aravane's English is getting better, but you can tell she is a little uncomfortable with it. I think this is a big reason why her "quotes" are often completely misunderstood and used as "bulletin board" material.

Personally, I thought her English was fine; better than my French or Farsi ;) :lol: There was a cute moment when she basically ran out of things to say, or couldn't think of the english word, so she just laughed. It was so cute!

Aravanecaravan
Jun 16th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Aravane retired. :sad: I hope she will be OK.

Drine
Jun 16th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Aravane retired. :sad: I hope she will be OK.

I read that she retired for a sore right wrist :awww:
Shouldn't be too serious :unsure:

Aravanecaravan
Jun 16th, 2010, 04:20 PM
I read that she retired for a sore right wrist :awww:
Shouldn't be too serious :unsure:

Oh no! Not serious?! That could be devastating.... I hope she doesn't have stretched or broken ligaments or she will be out weeks, mybe months.

Drine
Jun 16th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Oh no! Not serious?! That could be devastating.... I hope she doesn't have stretched or broken ligaments or she will be out weeks, mybe months.

Let's wait to get some news before becoming alarmed ;)

Aravanecaravan
Jun 16th, 2010, 04:47 PM
It doesn't sound good. Wrist injuries are always serious.

Stevecw
Jun 16th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Oh thats seems really bad, a wrist injury will be a serious problem usually :(

It would be horrible if she misses Wimbledon due to this :sad: Please, please don't be a bad injury!

Alizé Molik
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:36 AM
je crois que c pas grave :) elle sera à wimbledon.

améliemomo
Jun 17th, 2010, 10:47 AM
je l'espere pour elle!

Bероника
Jun 17th, 2010, 08:40 PM
^WOW, what a team, hope it's true.

Good luck against MJMS, Aravane! They are 3rd up on court 3 (I think)



Personally, I thought her English was fine; better than my French or Farsi ;) :lol: There was a cute moment when she basically ran out of things to say, or couldn't think of the english word, so she just laughed. It was so cute!

it's true,Sveta herself said it on her twitter page.Of course I'm :drool: at such news


Any update on Aravane's wrist injury? it's indeed worrying :sad:

Aravanecaravan
Jun 18th, 2010, 02:19 PM
Still no news? :sad:

I just hope she's OK. Even if it's "playable" I would hate to see her try to play here and get a really bad injury because she came back too soon. She's so close to breaking through.

Drew Rybarikova in R1. Magdalena has a big serve, and moves well on grass. Won Birmingham a year ago. She is dangerous. Hopefully Aravane will be ready to go if she plays.

Drine
Jun 18th, 2010, 03:07 PM
I just found an article from yesterday and Aravane said she'd been suffering from her wrist for several days and that the RMI would tell how serious it was. I have no idea when this MRI was planned, it wasn't mentioned, probably today so hopefully we'll get some news over the weekend ;)

Aravanecaravan
Jun 18th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Thanks. I figured she was not 100% at Eastbourne. No way would she go down to Martinez Sanchez 2-6 0-3 if she wasn't hurt. That score was off kilter from the get go.

I would have thought she would get the MRI sooner, though. Maybe they waited, thinking rest would take care of it. I sure hope it's not serious.

Drine
Jun 20th, 2010, 09:43 AM
According to Eurosport FR, Aravane should be able to play at Wimbledon next week. She had a MRI recently and the results are reassuring.
No bone injury, she's just healing from an inflammation through effective treatment ;)
So pretty good news :yeah:

Libertango
Jun 20th, 2010, 11:22 AM
Thanks for the (gooood) news! :D

Good luck Aravane!

Bероника
Jun 20th, 2010, 03:24 PM
yes,these are good news to read :D

thanks Drine ;)

Allez à Wimbledon,Aravane!!! :bounce:

améliemomo
Jun 20th, 2010, 06:54 PM
greaat news!bonne chance aravane!:)

Aravanecaravan
Jun 20th, 2010, 08:02 PM
No lasting inury, but is she in pain? She might be able to play with it, but if it's sore, it's not a whole lot different. At least the MRI was negative.

Alizé Molik
Jun 21st, 2010, 03:11 AM
i hope its not the same sort of wrist problem that Sania Mirza had, because it took a long time before she could hit the ball hard again :/

Drine
Jun 21st, 2010, 10:14 AM
Contrainte à l'abandon à Eastbourne pour cause de douleurs au poignet, Aravane Rezaï a reçu le feu vert des médecins pour disputer Wimbledon annonce L'Equipe. Après avoir observé trois jours de repos, la Française a repris l'entraînement hier, sans douleurs.

According to French Sports Magazine L'Equipe, Aravane has been authorized by the doctors to play Wimbledon. She resumed practicing yesterday after 3 days of rest and most importantly, pain-free :yeah:

Aravanecaravan
Jun 21st, 2010, 11:18 AM
That's a big relief! :) One only has to look at Sania Mirza to see how bad a wrist injury can be. Allez, Aravane! And doubles with Sveta!

Bероника
Jun 21st, 2010, 08:10 PM
Aravane plays tomorrow third match on court 8 against Rybarikova.I won't be able to follow it but I wish her best of luck.Allez!!! :bounce:

Stevecw
Jun 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM
Really hope she is 100% fit. Its a tricky 1st round and Aravane needs to be fully ready. Good luck to her :yeah:

Aravanecaravan
Jun 22nd, 2010, 01:17 AM
Allez Aravane!!! :inlove:

Drine
Jun 22nd, 2010, 07:45 PM
Very complicated match for Aravane today but she fought hard, as always, and won 6-7 6-2 7-5 :cheer:
Next opponent is Zakopalova ;)

Aravanecaravan
Jun 22nd, 2010, 08:04 PM
It was a good fight, and I'm glad she won so I didn't have to go tennis-less until Bastad. ;) Please keep fighting hard and lets work on those double faults next round. Allez!

Stevecw
Jun 22nd, 2010, 08:29 PM
Great to get this win :bounce: Sounded like such a tough match, but great sign that she can fight so well to win matches like this :yeah:

Make it easier v Zakopalova in R2 please!! :)

Bероника
Jun 22nd, 2010, 08:37 PM
ouf,that was tight! But most important is she won and advances :yeah:

Wiggly
Jun 23rd, 2010, 01:16 AM
Aravane will play Quebec City (indoors) right after the USO.

Aravanecaravan
Jun 23rd, 2010, 02:44 AM
Aravane and Sveta are 2nd match on court 8 tomorrow.

améliemomo
Jun 23rd, 2010, 09:11 AM
keep it up Aravane!:bounce:

Aravanecaravan
Jun 23rd, 2010, 01:58 PM
By a weird quirk of the draw, Aravane's first two singles opponents are the doubles team of Rybarikova and Zakopalova. :eek:

Allez, Aravane! You can do it!

Aravanecaravan
Jun 23rd, 2010, 04:38 PM
Svetavane won in three today! Good going, girls!

Bероника
Jun 23rd, 2010, 08:45 PM
well done :yeah:

Drine
Jun 23rd, 2010, 09:20 PM
Aravane's scheduled on court 16 (second match) :)

Stevecw
Jun 23rd, 2010, 11:42 PM
Aravane's scheduled on court 16 (second match) :)

:( Thats not a court with a stream is it?
I have tomorrow and until next Wednesday off work so I can see Wimbledon and World Cup...but its no good if my faves are not on tv or stream :mad:

Lets beat Zakopalova anyway and next round its time for tv and streams ;)

Libertango
Jun 24th, 2010, 07:51 AM
^I don't think court 16 has any kind of camera unfortunately. Maybe it's good; I always find it less nerve-wrecking to jsut follow on the scoreboard. Sometimes I HATE to watch faves play. :lol:

Good work Sveta/Rezai. I like this team. :)

Drine
Jun 24th, 2010, 04:03 PM
Aravane lost in 3 sets against Zakopalova :sad: I don't know what happened, no images and to be honest I was following Mahut/Isner :lol: :p
I know Klara can be very dangerous when she's on but I wonder if Aravane's wrist has bothered her during the match. Not an excuse but I'm sure Aravane could've won this match...

Oh well..... still the doubles ;) but they meet Petrova/Stosur in R2.....

Libertango
Jun 24th, 2010, 04:15 PM
I'm sad. :( Though not so surprised. Klara is so good when on, and I think her game is better for grass; her strokes are so flat and fast, and slightly shorter swings than Aravane = good for the surface.

Oh well, onto the American hardcourts; what's next? (Oh, and of course, dubs with Sveta!)

Bероника
Jun 24th, 2010, 04:24 PM
Well,I'm badly surprised and disappointed :sad: :bigcry: Since we got nothing,no match shown anywhere I can't help but think maybe something must have been wrong with Aravane,or maybe it's only that she doesn't enjoy grass all that much.

I guess this is it for Wimbledon,if I'm not wrong in the next doubles round they face Petrova/Stosur.I don't think they'll get past them,I hope I'm wrong of course.Some Sveta fan that I talk to in twitter watched their doubles match the other day and said that Sveta was serving well,but Aravane was making many volley errors.Against such an experienced pair as Petrova/Stosur I don't think this will get them far.I'll be 100% behind my girls of course,but it'll be very difficult.

Libertango
Jun 24th, 2010, 08:01 PM
Just saw some clips on BBC. They said Zakopolova was very aggressive (and the clips they showed were of her hitting winners and coming in to volley) and that her game was better on the grass; apparently Rezai struggled with her timing. :(

Alizé Molik
Jun 25th, 2010, 12:55 AM
En tête (2-1) dans le deuxième set, la Française, privée de service (51% de premières balles, 10 doubles fautes), n'a toutefois pu maintenir la cadence adverse, matérialisée par 9 aces et 39 coups gagnants (2-4). Bis repetita dans le dernier round (menée 4-0), où, malgré un dernier baroud d'honneur, elle a dû rendre les armes sur un ultime revers dans le couloir.

«Je suis très déçue de mon match, a réagi la Stéphanoise au micro de Canal +. Je n'ai pas réussi à faire ce que je voulais face à une adversaire très forte. J'ai été un peu secouée par mes émotions, que je ne suis pas parvenue à surmonter. Néanmoins, je pense que, de temps en temps, les défaites font partie d'une progression». - J.G.

from l'equipe. Love her attitude on this loss, "sometimes defeat becomes part of the progression"

Stevecw
Jun 25th, 2010, 09:56 AM
Disappointing loss :sad: But Zakopolova was always going to be a tough opponent. On her day she is very good player. Without seeing the match its hard to tell if Aravane played badly or what. Pity to go out so early :sobbing:

améliemomo
Jun 25th, 2010, 03:16 PM
Yeah disappointing loss,i thought she will win the match after coming back from a 4-0 deficit in first set but well that's life.

What's her next stop?clay no?

Bероника
Jun 25th, 2010, 06:47 PM
from l'equipe. Love her attitude on this loss, "sometimes defeat becomes part of the progression"

yes,that's the spirit.Defeats have to be a learning experience.

lilygotsilly
Jun 26th, 2010, 05:48 AM
Is it me or does Rezai seem fatigued. She had a good week in birmingham so while grass may not be her best she certainly can play better than that. She had one good run wen she won the 4 games in a row in the first set. She was outpowering zak. But that was the only time - just seemed tired

Libertango
Jun 26th, 2010, 01:03 PM
Sveta/Aravane lost 0 and 4 to Petrova/Stosur, so her Wimbledon is over. :sad:

Bероника
Jun 26th, 2010, 03:13 PM
Match was not good specially from Aravane's side but I had a lot of fun watching my girls play together.Even after losing first set 0-6,they were all smiles and looked like having fun on court :worship:.Sveta has not taken the doubles too seriously in the last years and Aravane is less experienced in that discipline and it showed,so this result was completely expected by me,ok maybe not the bagel :( I wish they play more together in the future because I simply loved to see them together

Yeah,too bad Wimbledon is over :sad: I don't know what her next tournament is.Anybody knows?

Bероника
Jun 26th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Zakopalova has today defeated Pennetta so she must be playing some good tennis...

lilygotsilly
Jun 26th, 2010, 07:38 PM
I think we can conclude that Rezai needs some rest and that Zakapalova has really improved her grass prowess in the last couple of years in anonymity. She's always been decent on other surfaces but now she takes it really early and plays inside the bl more, plus she's definitely looking to end points quicker. Now her serve is still not great an her power has a limit so REzai who has also really improved her grass skills could have blown her off the court had she not been fatigued. Pennetta really not great grass player - ok - plus I think she needs a break now too. Interestingly, Kanepi may be somewhat fatigued becasue of qualifying , but her points have been quick and if she's on she might blow out Zakapalova simply with her power and serve.

As for Kuz - she needs to get back in therapy

Aravanecaravan
Jun 28th, 2010, 11:37 PM
:sad:

Aravane flat out missed her chance for a SF here, at least. I totally lost interest in Wimbledon after she lost.

I hope she can take it in stride and come back strong.

lilygotsilly
Jun 28th, 2010, 11:58 PM
I hope she gets some time off! Im starting to realize that there are three distict periods where the players are tired. Obviously at the end of a long season in october, november. But also in january as they are recovering from a lot of nicks and injuries and illnesses from the year before and sometimes one month isnt enough time off. And one other time i really hadnt realize is RIGHT NOW! After the long hard court and clay season , then right into the next slam and the grass season without any rest - right now a lot of the players are just plain exhausted. Try to rest up and come back strong in August -- thats the way to go, imo. Of course the men have davis cup next week , but then rest for a couple of weeks for cripes sake!!:bounce:

Stevecw
Jun 29th, 2010, 12:33 AM
:sad:

Aravane flat out missed her chance for a SF here, at least. I totally lost interest in Wimbledon after she lost.

I hope she can take it in stride and come back strong.

I lost interest in it on Saturday. All my faves were gone before the 2nd week even started :(

Aravane really blew a great chance here the way that draw opened up. Such a pity :sobbing:

03 RuleTheCourt
Jun 30th, 2010, 08:33 AM
I got some nice pics of her during Wimbledon this year:

http://www.iketennis.com/tour-photos/45-wimb2010day2.html

http://www.iketennis.com/photo/2010/july/wimbledon10_day2/Wimbledon_2010_day2_%20141.jpg

Aravanecaravan
Jun 30th, 2010, 12:51 PM
That's a nice collection of photos. :) Thanks!

emy-7
Jul 2nd, 2010, 07:02 PM
Prochain tournoi pour Aravane celui de Bastad en Suède à partir du lundi 5 juillet 2010.
Un nouveau site et un nouveau forum sur Aravane viennent de débarquer sur internet :)
http://www.aravane-rezai.com
http://aravane-rezai.forumactif.com/

Next Aravane tournament in Bastad in Sweden that from Monday, July 5, 2010.
A new website and a new forum on Aravane just landed on the internet:)
http://www.aravane-rezai.com
http://aravane-rezai.forumactif.com/

améliemomo
Jul 4th, 2010, 02:52 PM
super ton site emy,c'est bon jme suis inscrite au forum,au plaisir de t'y voir la bas;)

bravo continue comme ça et ton site aura du succès:yeah:

nice draw for aravane who is playing doubles with lucie safarova,they got a wc there

good luck girl!

emy-7
Jul 4th, 2010, 06:09 PM
Merci beaucoup améliemomo :) c'est sympa de t'être inscrite :) au plaisir de lire :) A bientôt :)