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enchantrezz
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament

Toray Pan Pacific Tennis belongs to Tier I category of Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. It is the largest women's international tennis tournament in Asia, with the prize money US$1,340,000.

Tokyo, Japan
September 16-21, 2008
Tier I
Prize Money: $1,340,000
Draw: 28M/32Q/16D
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors

Official Web Site:
www.toray-ppo.co.jp (http://www.toray-ppo.co.jp/)

WTA Ranking Points
W: 430
F: 300
SF: 195
QF: 110
R16: 60
R32: 1

** Dinara has 0 points to defend here **

Singles Main Draw Players:

Jelena Jankovic
Serena Williams
Ana Ivanovic
Elena Dementieva
Dinara Safina
Venus Williams
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Marion Bartoli
Anna Chakvetadze
Daniela Hantuchova
Caroline Wozniacki
Alize Cornet
Nadia Petrova
Dominika Cibulkova
Na Li
Shahar Peer
Ai Sugiyama
Alisa Kleybanova
Amelie Mauresmo
Tamarine Tanasugarn
Pauline Parmentier
Casey Dellacqua
Kaia Kanepi
Aiko Nakamura
Ayumi Morita

Dinayer
Sep 6th, 2008, 07:01 PM
0 points to defend, thats good :)

Nina.
Sep 7th, 2008, 02:18 PM
That's a pretty good entry list I think.
But with 0 points to defend - that's good, so I am crossing my fingers that she's competing there relaxed, fresh and ready to face some new challenges.

Amalgamate
Sep 7th, 2008, 07:50 PM
Jeez, pretty much everybody is playing this tournament. Good luck Dinara, but get some rest first!

enchantrezz
Sep 8th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Last year, Ana Ivanovic reached the finals losing to Hingis, Dementieva reached semis, and JJ reached QF.

Great opportunity for Serena , Dinara and Venus here to gain more points.All three didnt play last year.

Dinayer
Sep 10th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Last year, Ana Ivanovic reached the finals losing to Hingis, Dementieva reached semis, and JJ reached QF.

Great opportunity for Serena , Dinara and Venus here to gain more points.All three didnt play last year.

really good :)

cant wait to see the draw :D

Dinayer
Sep 10th, 2008, 07:14 PM
if she plays with her pink outfit, she will win it :inlove:
P.P.A (pink power association)

:hearts:


pd: Yeah, I know, im crazy :sobbing: :lol:

enchantrezz
Sep 10th, 2008, 07:18 PM
if she plays with her pink outfit, she will win it :inlove:
P.P.A (pink power association)

:hearts:


pd: Yeah, I know, im crazy :sobbing: :lol:

:lol: but I think she's luckier wearing what she wore in summer , LA and Montreal

C. Drone
Sep 10th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Last year, Ana Ivanovic reached the finals losing to Hingis, Dementieva reached semis, and JJ reached QF.

Great opportunity for Serena , Dinara and Venus here to gain more points.All three didnt play last year.

but last year tokyo points felt off in february, cause last year the tournament was held in that time...
and it was indoor-carpet, now hard-outdoor.

next week just Beijing2007 points will come off i guess. only Dementieva and Jankovic played there last year.

Dinayer
Sep 10th, 2008, 09:54 PM
:lol: but I think she's luckier wearing what she wore in summer , LA and Montreal

:lol: its true, but maybe its time to win with the pink one :hearts: :angel:

enchantrezz
Sep 11th, 2008, 02:26 AM
next week just Beijing2007 points will come off i guess. only Dementieva and Jankovic played there last year.

Cool! dementieva and jj are higher ranked players than dina so hopefully she'll do well there :D

enchantrezz
Sep 11th, 2008, 03:36 PM
Just heard that Venus and Serena withdrew from this tourney..

Dinayer
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:16 PM
Just heard that Venus and Serena withdrew from this tourney..

Win it Dinara :devil:

Nina.
Sep 12th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Just heard that Venus and Serena withdrew from this tourney..

yep, they are not on the list anymore
http://www.toray-ppo.co.jp/web/pc/english/2008profile/

Dinayer
Sep 14th, 2008, 10:24 AM
Jankovic (1) bye
Pennetta - Peer
Morita - Szavay
Li - Kuznetsova (5)
Dementieva (3) bye
Cornet - Q
Wozniacki - Q
Schiavone - Hantuchova (7)
Chakvetadze (8) - Q
Razzano - Sugiyama
Cibulkova - Mauresmo
Safina (4) bye
Radwanska (6) - Nakamura
Kirilenko - Bartoli
Q - Petrova
Ivanovic (2) bye

Dinayer
Sep 14th, 2008, 10:32 AM
I like the draw :)

good luck dina :D

C. Drone
Sep 14th, 2008, 11:59 AM
I like the draw :)

good luck dina :D

I like too. :)

DavaiDina
Sep 14th, 2008, 02:30 PM
She can meet Ivanovic in the semis (if Ana gets there :rolleyes:) so I hope Dina will revenge for the RG final ;)

enchantrezz
Sep 15th, 2008, 10:16 AM
I like the draw :)

good luck dina :D
me too!!
hopefully she has recovered well from exhaustion and learned a lot from her last match in USopen.
Go Dina!!

C. Drone
Sep 15th, 2008, 10:56 AM
no doubles, thank god.

enchantrezz
Sep 15th, 2008, 11:17 AM
no doubles, thank god.

Im happy about that too :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. A.Radwanska vs. Nakamura
2. Cibulkova vs. Mauresmo - winner plays Safina in next round , any thoughts :awww:
3. Chakvetadze vs. Kanepi
4. Srebotnik/Sugiyama vs. King/Petrova
5. Schiavone vs. Hantuchova (NB 17.00hrs)

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Morita vs. Szavay
2. Pennetta vs. Peer

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Kirilenko vs. Bartoli
2. Cornet vs. Wozniak

Dinayer
Sep 16th, 2008, 10:42 AM
Dinara will play against Cibulkova,
If Dinara is OK, she might win this easy like montreal :D

Tatianadove
Sep 16th, 2008, 11:38 AM
Davai Dinarochka! U can beat Dominika! :)
^Pepi , I love your avi ;) Dina is so adorable on it! :)

Dinayer
Sep 16th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Davai Dinarochka! U can beat Dominika! :)
^Pepi , I love your avi ;) Dina is so adorable on it! :)

thanks :) :hearts:

fester
Sep 16th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Wozniacki vs. Srebotnik
2. Rezai vs. Petrova
3. Razzano vs. Sugiyama
4. Li vs. Kuznetsova
5. Date-Krumm/Fujiwara vs. Chakvetadze/Radwanska
6. Cibulkova vs. Safina (NB 17.00hrs)

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Chuang/Hsieh vs. Czink/Klepac
2. Fusano/Grandin vs. Kirilenko/Pennetta
3. Shvedova/Tanasugarn vs. Peer/Wozniacki
4. Rezai/Uberoi vs. Raymond/Stosur

Court 2 (from 13.00hrs)
1. Hantuchova/Szavay vs. Morita/Nakamura
2. Dushevina/Uhlirova vs. Dellacqua/Schiavone

Dinayer
Sep 16th, 2008, 04:47 PM
Good luck Dina :D

C. Drone
Sep 16th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Ready for action, Comeback Queen? :wavey:

charlieluvtennis
Sep 16th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Good luck Safina :)

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 16th, 2008, 09:34 PM
good luck dinara! :woohoo:

and you better not lose to demented. think about how she stole your gold medal! :fiery:

Demska
Sep 17th, 2008, 12:03 AM
good luck dinara :)

enchantrezz
Sep 17th, 2008, 02:42 AM
no doubles, thank god.

Eversince she lost the OG, she knew playing doubles gave her that damage. I think she learned her lesson.

enchantrezz
Sep 17th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Safina def Domi in straight sets 6-3 6-4 :banana:

9 aces, 8 DFs...oh well hope she'll play better in her next match but still she won ;)

Nina.
Sep 17th, 2008, 01:13 PM
congrats Dina :bounce:

btw, what means "Kooun" in the thread title?

enchantrezz
Sep 17th, 2008, 01:17 PM
congrats Dina :bounce:

btw, what means "Kooun" in the thread title?

it means good luck in Japanese ;)

Nina.
Sep 17th, 2008, 01:26 PM
ah ok. Then it fits perfectly. Kanepi or Razzano next. Dinara should win that.

Dinayer
Sep 17th, 2008, 03:31 PM
Dinara :rocker:

i hate her DFs but anyway...

next round should be easy :yeah:

Go Dina!

Oksan4ik
Sep 17th, 2008, 07:55 PM
Вперед, Динара!!!!!!!

http://s9.rimg.info/a6454c1d1584d2f3af3f44b2de2b1602.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.93683.html)

C. Drone
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:56 PM
:banana:

charlieluvtennis
Sep 18th, 2008, 01:02 AM
:woohoo:
Come on Dina!

PersephoneDisco
Sep 18th, 2008, 02:18 AM
anyone think we should dedicate a whole new post to dinara's coach?
he is like nothing short of amazing ( and rather cute!) and their relationship is really amazing, she gushes about him and that whole sneaking up behind him and shouting in his ear episode was so adorable!

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 18th, 2008, 02:49 AM
anyone think we should dedicate a whole new post to dinara's coach?
he is like nothing short of amazing ( and rather cute!) and their relationship is really amazing, she gushes about him and that whole sneaking up behind him and shouting in his ear episode was so adorable!

i wonder if they're dating. :angel:

PersephoneDisco
Sep 18th, 2008, 03:02 AM
hmm glad someone thought along the same lines as me, i think dinara is a total professional so she might not be willing to do that but they are so close and he is well easy on the eyes (you know some coaches aren't) i swear NO ONE knows anything about dinara's past bfs, which should be impossible as shes a famous tennis player.anyone know if she is dating or who she has dated before? The romantic in me is pining for a new tennis love story

Oksan4ik
Sep 18th, 2008, 02:19 PM
anyone think we should dedicate a whole new post to dinara's coach?
he is like nothing short of amazing ( and rather cute!) and their relationship is really amazing, she gushes about him and that whole sneaking up behind him and shouting in his ear episode was so adorable!

wow :D i hope that they're dating...it will be really cool...:cool: Dinara :hehehe:

enchantrezz
Sep 18th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Friday OOP
Center Court
Singles Main Quarterfinal

Match 1: 1:00 PM
● Jelena Jankovic vs. ● Svetlana Kuznetsova

Match 2:
● Agnieszka Radwanska Vs. ● Nadia Petrova

Match 3:
● Elena Dementieva Vs. ● Katarina Srebotnik

Match 4: NB 5:00 PM
● Kaia Kanepi Vs. ● Dinara Safina

Livestream link : Justin TV (http://www.justin.tv/zura003)

Dinayer
Sep 18th, 2008, 04:32 PM
oooohhh noooooo :(

I'll be in school :sad:

Tatianadove
Sep 18th, 2008, 04:37 PM
I want All-Russian final so badly! :) with Dinarochka to win!:worship::kiss:

Dinayer
Sep 18th, 2008, 04:45 PM
Good luck dina!!

you can beat her!

:D

PersephoneDisco
Sep 18th, 2008, 04:53 PM
well i can't wake up at 5 (japan 8 hours ahead of uk) cos i need to turn on the internet on my rents computers and they're still asleep..so probably i'll wake up at 8am if i actually can get out of bed.. but im glad of the later times. Whats her h2h with kaia?

Dinayer
Sep 18th, 2008, 06:31 PM
well i can't wake up at 5 (japan 8 hours ahead of uk) cos i need to turn on the internet on my rents computers and they're still asleep..so probably i'll wake up at 8am if i actually can get out of bed.. but im glad of the later times. Whats her h2h with kaia?

Dinara 2-0

2007 ROME CLAY (O) R32 D. SAFINA 7-6(5) 6-2
2008 BERLIN CLAY (O) R32 D. SAFINA 6-4 6-3

PersephoneDisco
Sep 18th, 2008, 07:11 PM
i like those odds! hey does anyone know what website to go to for post-match interviews in tokyo?

enchantrezz
Sep 19th, 2008, 02:48 AM
none that i know of :(

Dinayer
Sep 19th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Dinara :sobbing:
dont do this again!

Im so happy because she won, tomorrow it would be a very difficult match

beat her,you can do it dina!

:D

enchantrezz
Sep 19th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2008

Center (from 13.00hrs)
1. Kuznetsova vs. Srebotnik

2. Safina vs. Petrova

3. Dellacqua/Schiavone vs. Raymond/Stosur

4. King/Petrova vs. Chuang/Hsieh

Nina.
Sep 19th, 2008, 05:54 PM
Did anyone watch the match? How was she doing?
Could be a tough one against Petrova, she seems to be back in shape.

PersephoneDisco
Sep 19th, 2008, 06:25 PM
oh wyna you do not wanna know how she did. I didn't understand why she played SO badly, she won virtue of her opponent not playing well herself. They were both tight and nervous and the errors? oh the horror. Safina made i think 2 dfs in her opening service game of the first set. In total 14 dfs....... she smashed a racquet once she lost the second set in a tiebreak (7-5) and then managed to regroup and began to hit good returns and forehand winners, i think that was the saving grace, her forehand but it wasn't the best. It was the worst i've seen her in months. Krajan wasn't happy, kept squirming in his seat. Tomorrow will be tough, lets hope it was because of the whole 'upset day' vibe seeing as shes came through unscathed as the top seed now. Petrova is playing amazing and has a 5-0 h2h record but last time was in 07 so not during her amazing run. Hopefully it was because of the whole seeded players going out that affected her, but i don't see how that would affect safina i swear she normally doesnt give two tosses what other people think, but im hoping she realises she needs to come forward, use dropshots more, and take control of the rallies by changing the pace not just returning back for her opponent to use her FH for a winner....
that being said - cmon SAFINA!!!!!!!!!! good luck

Nina.
Sep 19th, 2008, 07:12 PM
That's not too good to hear.
I hope she gets herself together for tomorrow. What's with these dfs? :rolleyes: Really annoying....

enchantrezz
Sep 20th, 2008, 02:11 AM
Hopefully it was because of the whole seeded players going out that affected her, but i don't see how that would affect safina i swear she normally doesnt give two tosses what other people think, good luck

Both players were certainly affected by the earlier upsets, no other reason why the match turned out to be a festive of unforced errors not to mention double faults, coming from both of them, lol!

Yes, Safina doesnt care what other people think but i think she's a little superstitious and the abnormality of the day's events got into her obviously.

Now she can breathe a sigh of relief and play better the next round. Things are back to normal since she was able to restore and put back the draw to order by her win last night :)

Dinayer
Sep 20th, 2008, 08:29 AM
In the final :banana: :banana:

very difficult match tomorrow, but if she plays like today she should win,
but i think sveta will win.

I love both :hug:

Nina.
Sep 20th, 2008, 12:08 PM
Wow, that's an impressive scoreline. So proud on Dinara for another final. :woohoo:

PersephoneDisco
Sep 20th, 2008, 12:13 PM
wow enchantrezz, you were completely right, safina was affected by upset day and once she got through to the semis she relaxed! I think Safina will know she has to play like she did today but with Kuzzy its a bit 50/50 shes had a poor year and hasn't been to many finals while Safina has hehe

CloudAtlas
Sep 20th, 2008, 03:35 PM
I didn't expect such an easy match at all! That was good stuff.

Can Dinara go any higher in the rankings if she wins this tournament?

Dinayer
Sep 20th, 2008, 03:37 PM
I didn't expect such an easy match at all! That was good stuff.

Can Dinara go any higher in the rankings if she wins this tournament?

No :awww:
but Jankovic last year lost the final in Beijing, so if Dinara do it well there, she can be #2 ;)

CloudAtlas
Sep 20th, 2008, 03:53 PM
No :awww:
but Jankovic last year lost the final in Beijing, so if Dinara do it well there, she can be #2 ;)



Oh..right , thanks. Wow that's great , hope she can do it then! :)

enchantrezz
Sep 21st, 2008, 02:41 AM
Good Luck for the final , Dinara!!!

Please, please win and play like you did yesterday against Petrova.
You are now Russian number 1 so its high time you nail this new status by taking the title today.

Davai, Safina!!!

PersephoneDisco
Sep 21st, 2008, 06:51 AM
HELL YEAH!!!
Safina won!!!!!!!!!
6-1 6-3! She hit neaerly twice the amount of winners than Kuzzy and won 7 games in a row! had a bit of a wobble in the start of the second when she was broken but she only had i think 4 doublefaults!
She was sooo adorably cute she texted someone while they were getting ready for the ceremony, she went and hugged her team and it was so lovely the hug between her and krajan :sobs:
The interview was funny, when asked the reason for her success she replies ' it is the guy in the red t-shirt!' LOL her and her team get on like a house on fire!
and she said arrigato to her fans and her smile was beaming! Loved the ending of the interview when the interviewer told her shes now in the top three safina warningly to her team told the audience 'it is up to those guys to keep making me better!' lol its all the coaches doing! Very good performance, dominated the play and didnt let Kuzzy get her confidence back so she would break and go into the lead. Dinara said she played the best tennis this week, not sure about that but maybe because of the draw and her match against Kanepi, makes it all the more satisfying for Dina!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE for safina always! Good luck in China!!!!!!!!!

enchantrezz
Sep 21st, 2008, 06:52 AM
Dinara, the champion !!! :woohoo:

:banana::rocker::banana::rocker::banana:

enchantrezz
Sep 21st, 2008, 06:56 AM
HELL YEAH!!!
Safina won!!!!!!!!!
6-1 6-3! She hit neaerly twice the amount of winners than Kuzzy and won 7 games in a row! had a bit of a wobble in the start of the second when she was broken but she only had i think 4 doublefaults!
She was sooo adorably cute she texted someone while they were getting ready for the ceremony, she went and hugged her team and it was so lovely the hug between her and krajan :sobs:
The interview was funny, when asked the reason for her success she replies ' it is the guy in the red t-shirt!' LOL her and her team get on like a house on fire!
and she said arrigato to her fans and her smile was beaming! Loved the ending of the interview when the interviewer told her shes now in the top three safina warningly to her team told the audience 'it is up to those guys to keep making me better!' lol its all the coaches doing! Very good performance, dominated the play and didnt let Kuzzy get her confidence back so she would break and go into the lead. Dinara said she played the best tennis this week, not sure about that but maybe because of the draw and her match against Kanepi, makes it all the more satisfying for Dina!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE for safina always! Good luck in China!!!!!!!!!

OHHHH...i miss the ceremony and interview, i hope someone taped it :help:
did the camera focus on the coaches during her interview??

Dinayer
Sep 21st, 2008, 07:05 AM
I love you Dinara :banana:

I love the interview :hearts:

she is the best!!

:D

enchantrezz
Sep 21st, 2008, 07:17 AM
oh,,,:help:

i really want to see the interview :sobbing:

PersephoneDisco
Sep 21st, 2008, 07:18 AM
OHHHH...i miss the ceremony and interview, i hope someone taped it :help:
did the camera focus on the coaches during her interview??

Yep, lol the british commentator forgot his name now! for british eurosport thought Dejan was her coach and theres me shaking my head! The camera did focus on the coaches and Krajan was WELL happy and Dejan was all diplomatic and calm *im just a mere fitness coach* :wink:

CloudAtlas
Sep 21st, 2008, 07:24 AM
Well done Dinara , that was a great win! 3 Tier 1 events in a year , wow :)

And also well done on the new career high ranking!

Nina.
Sep 21st, 2008, 12:50 PM
Wow, I am so, so happy about another tournament victory :banana:
Such a great year, fourth tournament she won this year, new career high of no.3 which is pretty amazing.
Teletext of a German TV station said it's her fourth career victory :o


The interview was funny, when asked the reason for her success she replies ' it is the guy in the red t-shirt!' LOL her and her team get on like a house on fire!


:lol: but it seems true!

charlieluvtennis
Sep 21st, 2008, 04:33 PM
Congrats

charlieluvtennis
Sep 21st, 2008, 04:34 PM
^ didnt finish what i was saying :lol:
Congrats to Dinara!
Played very well!
Well deserved! :)
:yeah: