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The Daviator
Sep 7th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Australian Open, Melbourne

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Week 4 * Plexi Grand Slam * Draw Size 32

S1 Winner - Nathalie Dechy
S2 Winner - Tamarine Tanasugarn

Welcome to Melbourne, and the first Grand Slam event of season three on the ATC, home hope Alicia Molik was the runner-up here twice before and is the hot favourite to finally win, but there are still plenty of players who have a shot at Grand Slam glory, good luck to all this week!

Draw Posted - Monday 19:00 CET

Points Deadline - Tuesday 19:00 CET

Reminder - Please start sending Clay points :p

The Daviator
Sep 7th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Aces To Play

Capriati - 2
Clijsters - 1
Davenport - 3
Dementieva - 3
Ditty - 1
Domachowska - 0
Dominguez Lino - 2
Golovin - 1
Hantuchova - 2
Ivanovic - 2
Jankovic - 1
Jidkova - 0
Keothavong - 3
Kirilenko - 4
Krajicek - 0
Mauresmo - 3
Mirza - 1
Molik - 3
Morigami - 1
Myskina - 1
Sharapova - 1
Shaughnessy - 1
Tanasugarn - 2
S. Williams - 3
V. Williams - 0
Wozniak - 0

The Daviator
Sep 7th, 2008, 11:13 AM
Draw

Alicia Molik(1) v Bye
Anne Keothavong v Elena Dementieva
Serena Williams v Marta Domachowska
Bye v Amelie Mauresmo(5)

Kim Clijsters(6) v Kaia Kanepi
Alina Jidkova v Lourdes Dominguez Lino
Lindsay Davenport v Aleksandra Wozniak
Bye v Jelena Jankovic(4)

Tamarine Tanasugarn(3) v Bye
Sania Mirza v Venus Williams
Ana Ivanovic v Maria Kirilenko
Julie Ditty v Anastasia Myskina(7)

Jennifer Capriati(8) v Akiko Morigami
Maria Sharapova v Daniela Hantuchova
Tatiana Golovin v Meghann Shaughnessy
Bye v Michaella Krajicek(2)

The Daviator
Sep 7th, 2008, 11:13 AM
Points To Defend

1000 -

Tanasugarn

700 -

Molik

450 -

Dementieva
Ivanovic

250 -

Domachowska
Capriati
Krajicek

140 -

Mauresmo
Kirilenko
Keothavong

90 -

Davenport
Mirza
Jankovic
V. Williams
Clijsters
Hantuchova

The Daviator
Sep 7th, 2008, 11:13 AM
Player Of The Week


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Daniela Hantuchova

Dani gets it for her good play in the last 2 events, and for all the articles she's written recently, and now has 2 aces for the AO :yeah:

The Daviator
Sep 7th, 2008, 11:14 AM
Preview

The Favourites

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Alicia is the clear favourite having won two titles in the lead-up, she always plays well here and her gameplan is very strong, it'll take something special to beat her, Sania has just 1 ace but she's been surprisingly strong on this surface and could make a nice run with a good draw, as for Maria, well she has to be considered as she's the only player with a full set of aces, if she can get her head together, she could win this title.

The Contenders

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Jennifer has once again produced strong results on this surface, she usually falls short at the end of a tournament but has a very solid game, Daniela has upset several top players with more aces than her, so look for her to do the same here, and whilst Mauresmo has yet to win a match, she has 3 aces and knows what it takes to win a major.

The Dark Horses

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The Dangerous Floaters

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My prediction for who will win the title?
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Good luck everyone ;)

The Daviator
Sep 7th, 2008, 12:24 PM
Aces, Points to Defend, POTW and Preview posted :p

I'd like to be able to post results on time each day but one of the things that takes the most time is finding and resizing new pics every week, it really is time consuming and I'd be able to post results quicker if I didn't have to do this :p So could I ask you guys to PM me a pic of your player which will be used all the time, so make it your favourite picture ;) You can change with each surface if you like, but please send as it would be a big help to me, thanks :D

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 7th, 2008, 01:27 PM
:eek: Molik gets the kiss of death.:unsure:

Let us see how Dav does when making predictions:

S1
Dav picks for title: -
Favourites: 2 W(FO,WB), 1 F(WB),2 SF(AO,USO)
Contenders: 1 F(USO), 1 SF(AO)
Dark Horses: 1 W(AO), 1 SF(WB)
Dangerous Floaters: 1 SF(FO)
Not even mentioned: 1 W(USO),2 F(AO,FO), 3 SF(FO,WB,USO)

S2
Dav picks for title: 2 F(FO,WB)
Favourites: 3 F(FO,WB,USO) , 1 SF(USO)
Contenders: 2 W(WB,USO), 1 SF(FO)
Dark Horses: 1 F(AO), 1 SF(FO)
Dangerous Floaters: 1 W(FO), 2 SF(AO,USO)
Not even mentioned: 1 W(AO),3 SF(AO,WBx2)

Overall
Dav picks for title: 2 F(FO S2,WB S2)
Favourites: 2 W(FO S1,WB S1), 4 F(FO S2,WB S1,WB S2,USO S2) , 3 SF(AO S1,USO S1,USO S2)
Contenders: 2 W(WB S2,USO S2), 1 F(USO S1), 2 SF(AO S1,FO S2).
Dark Horses: 1W (AO S1), 1 F(AO S2), 2 SF(WB S1,FO S2)
Dangerous Floaters: 1 W(FO S2), 3 SF(FO S1,AO S2,USO S2)
Not even mentioned: 2 W(USO S1,AO S2), 2 F(AO S1,FO S1), 6 SF(FO S1,WB S1,USO S1,AO S2,WBx2 S2)

So the conclusion is......the pick to win never wins but the others have their chances and it may vary.:p
Anyway, it doesn't matter at all at the end but at least Dav has improved a little in his predictions.:p :lol:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 7th, 2008, 01:29 PM
and maybe Jidkova will return to ATC.:eek:

The Daviator
Sep 7th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Wow Ben, thanks for all that :p

I have a pretty good record :cool:

Kevin.
Sep 7th, 2008, 03:12 PM
wow tammy didnt even make it to dangerous floaters and she won last year :o :lol:

In The Zone
Sep 7th, 2008, 05:25 PM
Um. Why was Julie not included in the preview?

JULIE IS MAD.:(:o

The Daviator
Sep 7th, 2008, 08:02 PM
Tammy you'll be lucky to win a set if your current form keeps up! :lol: j/k ;)

Julie would bring too much hotness to the preview, I had to think of the other girls :hug:

MH0861
Sep 7th, 2008, 10:08 PM
What gutter did LDL crawl out of to return to the tour? :eek: :bolt:

Farina Elia Fan
Sep 7th, 2008, 11:39 PM
and maybe Jidkova will return to ATC.:eek:

no maybe about it :armed:

young_gunner913
Sep 8th, 2008, 07:38 AM
Please let Venus get a good draw. :sobbing:

I want Domachowska, Wozniack, or even Misa. :devil:





LEET'S GO VENUS "I'M HOPING FOR A GOOD DRAW BUT I DOUBT" WILLIAMS. :bounce:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 8th, 2008, 08:42 AM
You'll probably get me in second round because I have a bye.:cool: :p

Vamos.
Sep 8th, 2008, 06:12 PM
OK, at the end of last season my aim was to win this tournament. It was the biggest priority of Amelie's Season 3.

After the start Amelie has made now all it can be is hopefully a decent run. I've made some new, original points that I think could do well if I could make it to the latter stages.

It should be a good tournament. I at least hope I can win a match. :tape:

The Daviator
Sep 8th, 2008, 06:16 PM
Draw posted :p

Uranium
Sep 8th, 2008, 06:25 PM
Crappy draw:o

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 8th, 2008, 06:27 PM
:eek: A decent draw for Misa!:eek: :unsure: Being #2 is a blessing of disguise I suppose.:p
Momo :hug: I think you can win!:rocker2:

young_gunner913
Sep 8th, 2008, 06:27 PM
You'll probably get me in second round because I have a bye.:cool: :p

In that case I want a Domachowska first round then Misa second round.

Cakewalk to the quarters. :hearts:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 8th, 2008, 06:34 PM
The draw has been out.:p

Vamos.
Sep 8th, 2008, 06:56 PM
If I can get past Serena, I think I can test Alicia.

Natash.
Sep 8th, 2008, 06:57 PM
In that case I want a Domachowska first round then Misa second round.

Cakewalk to the quarters. :hearts:

I'm not a cakewalk at all. :ras:

LDF
Sep 8th, 2008, 11:23 PM
I have the most aces in my quarter :speakles:

Surely it's time for me to have a good run at a Slam :unsure:

MH0861
Sep 9th, 2008, 12:32 AM
Ana vs. MK :eek: A GG throwdown R1 :bolt: :hearts:

Well Ana hit the "MK Jackpot" aka the only person with 4 aces who has no effing clue what to do with them :o Except kill Misa :devil:

Uranium
Sep 9th, 2008, 01:01 AM
Good Luck
Myskina, Shaughnessy, and Ana:p

IanRadi
Sep 9th, 2008, 01:25 AM
Good Luck
Myskina, Shaughnessy, and Ana:p

Good luck to Nastya as well :D

young_gunner913
Sep 9th, 2008, 04:30 AM
I get a favorite in RD 1. :rolleyes:

Dav why do you hate me?! :sobbing: I always get screwed over in slams.

Medina
Sep 9th, 2008, 06:25 AM
no maybe about it :armed:

Are you Jidkova :sad:

:sad:

The Daviator
Sep 9th, 2008, 04:37 PM
Kanepi will play Clijsters.

MH0861
Sep 9th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Sending new points :angel:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 9th, 2008, 07:13 PM
So will results be today?

Geisha
Sep 10th, 2008, 01:33 AM
Results?!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Daviator
Sep 10th, 2008, 05:52 PM
First round coming up!

The Daviator
Sep 10th, 2008, 05:58 PM
Round of 32

Dementieva def. Keothavong

7-6(5) 7-6(7)

This was a very tough draw for both, but Lena has more experience on the big stage and battles past Anne in two tough sets, Anne :hug:

S. Williams def. Domachowska

6-7(5) 7-5 6-2

Marta had it all to do going up against a 3-acer and acquitted herself very well but couldn't quite close it out :hug: Well done Serena :)

Kanepi def. Clijsters(6)

6-3 6-4

Kaia begins her ATC career with an impressive upset of a seed :eek: Well done :yeah: Kim :hug:

The Daviator
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Round of 32

Jidkova def. Dominguez Lino

5-7 6-1 6-2

Alina was a little rusty from her injury break, but she beats comeback kid LDL in 3 sets :p Bad luck LDL :sad:

Davenport def. Wozniak

7-5 6-3

Pretty comfortable win for Linds, she has a nice draw once again, but we'll see if she can finally make the breakthrough, Aleks :hug:

Mirza def. V. Williams

6-2 4-6 6-3

I don't think I've ever seen someone do as well with 1 ace as Sania :worship: Great form right now :yeah: Venus :sad:

Ballbasher
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Kaia :eek: :eek: :eek: :yeah: What a start! :D

The Daviator
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:11 PM
Round of 32

Kirilenko def. Ivanovic

7-5 7-5

When I saw Ana's points I feared the worst for MK :help: But she rallied back from 2-5 down in both sets to move on :hearts:

Myskina(7) def. Ditty

5-7 6-4 6-4

Jooooleeee! :bigcry: The crowd loved her :hearts: But it wasn't enough :sad: Nastya is the new Misa :ras:

Morigami def. Capriati(8)

6-4 7-6(5)

Akiko is definitely one to watch, she takes out the in-form Capriati in two sets :yeah: Jen :hug:

The Daviator
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:16 PM
Round of 32

Sharapova def. Hantuchova

7-5 4-6 6-1

Oh Dani :sad: She could be a great player in this game if she knew how to use her aces wisely, but well done Maria, good match from her :yeah:

Golovin def. Shaughnessy

6-4 6-7(3) 6-4

Meghann has stalled a bit since her strong Gold Coast run :( Well done Tati :p

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:18 PM
:eek: Some upsets there.

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:19 PM
Dani :spit: Maybe there should be an Indian Wells event so she could do well there.:p :hug:

Tati next!:scared:

The Daviator
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Updated Draw


Alicia Molik(1) v Elena Dementieva
Serena Williams v Amelie Mauresmo(5)

Kaia Kanepi v Alina Jidkova
Lindsay Davenport v Jelena Jankovic(4)

Tamarine Tanasugarn(3) v Sania Mirza
Maria Kirilenko v Anastasia Myskina(7)

Akiko Morigami v Maria Sharapova
Tatiana Golovin v Michaella Krajicek(2)

MH0861
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Round of 32


Mirza def. V. Williams

6-2 4-6 6-3

I don't think I've ever seen someone do as well with 1 ace as Sania :worship: Great form right now :yeah: Venus :sad:

I did win 9 matches in a row with 1 ace and beat a bunch of 4-acers last year :p ;)

VAMOS MK :D

LDF
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:24 PM
Kaia and Alina have 0 aces, and JJ has 1 ace.

Lindsay is putting a lot of pressure on herself to make the semis :unsure:

The Daviator
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:54 PM
I did win 9 matches in a row with 1 ace and beat a bunch of 4-acers last year :p ;)

VAMOS MK :D

My mistake ;)

Vamos.
Sep 10th, 2008, 06:57 PM
Alllez. :armed:

If I can get past Serena, I think I could possibly do well here. :unsure:

Please win Amelie! :help:

Ballbasher
Sep 10th, 2008, 07:01 PM
:lol: The battle of 0 acers then :p

Uranium
Sep 10th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Nastya:dance:

Uranium
Sep 10th, 2008, 07:16 PM
I hope I beat Maria:D

Ballbasher
Sep 10th, 2008, 08:23 PM
Kaia Kanepi moves on!
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Estonian player Kaia Kanepi debuted successful on the ATC tour stunning 6th seed Kim Clijsters in straight sets,6-3 6-4.

Kanepi just announced her start in the ATC yesterday,today she already goes for the upset.Going for her shots Kanepi beat the struggling sixth seed in convincing fashion in her debut.

"You know,I didn't know what to expect here, as Plexicushion is not my favourite suface and playing a seed is always tough,but as a newbie there was no pressure on me and I played my game throughout the match,I just really noticed what I did when I had 2 Match Points, but an ace saved me the win.My next opponent is Alina Jidkva,as I'm new I don't know much about my opponents,so I just hope to play another good match."

Daniela-Is-Mine
Sep 10th, 2008, 11:46 PM
MaSha!!

dani:hug:

Kevin.
Sep 11th, 2008, 12:23 AM
Tammy is going to lose :o

.Andrew.
Sep 11th, 2008, 02:40 AM
Dani :spit: Maybe there should be an Indian Wells event so she could do well there.:p :hug:

Tati next!:scared:

Ben. :ras:
Overall a good season so far compared to last year so I'm pleased. Plus, she is having a better season than Misa. :angel: But you will probably do well here. :p

MaSha!!

dani:hug:

Congrats, Matt. :hug:

young_gunner913
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:26 AM
Round of 32

Mirza def. V. Williams

6-2 4-6 6-3

I don't think I've ever seen someone do as well with 1 ace as Sania :worship: Great form right now :yeah: Venus :sad:

:lol: Well she was playing against a player with NO aces but congrats Sania. :yeah:

Can we skip the clay season? :angel:

Droolv
Sep 11th, 2008, 09:27 AM
:woohoo:

Go Sania :yeah:

Farina Elia Fan
Sep 11th, 2008, 01:42 PM
sorry lourdes :hug:


But a nice returning win for Alina :cool:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:14 PM
I hope to win 12 games today.:scared:

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:32 PM
Results on the way!

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:34 PM
Round of 16

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Molik(1) def. Dementieva
7-5 6-4

Title fave Alicia begins her campaign with a relatively comfortable win :yeah: Lena :sad:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Lena :( Lish :) Your title to lose.:devil: *Giving Lish the pressure*

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Round of 16

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S. Williams def. Mauresmo(5)
6-7(0) 7-5 6-2

Momo has had a rough start to the season :hug: But at least she has nothing to defend on clay :yeah: Great play Serena :yeah:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:42 PM
Momo :tape: Please play well on grass.:hug:
Serena :worship:

Vamos.
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:44 PM
WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :sobbing:

I haven't won a match all season.

Dav please send a PM...at a loss here, I even made new points, and I thought they were good, I actually don't get it!

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Round of 16

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Kanepi def. Jidkova
7-6(5) 6-4

Kaia's great debut continues :worship: Alina is still too rusty, but she'll get better ;)

Ballbasher
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Wow Kaia :D:D
But I think this will end her debut!

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:47 PM
WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :sobbing:

I haven't won a match all season.

Dav please send a PM...at a loss here, I even made new points, and I thought they were good, I actually don't get it!

You've just been a bit unlucky Liam :hug: Serena had 3 aces and would have been a tough match for anyone.

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:49 PM
Kaia :eek: Upsets the USO champ!:yeah: :secret:and also her coach formerly coached AO winner Queen Nathalie Dechy.:p
Alina :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:51 PM
Tammy on the way.:devil:

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:51 PM
Round of 16

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Davenport def. Jankovic(4)
2-6 7-6(0) 6-4

What a fight from Lindsay! I thought she was finished after the first set :tape: But she made an excellent recovery against the always tricky JJ :yeah:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:53 PM
:eek: Lindsay!:hug: :yeah:
JJ :sad: :hug:

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 06:58 PM
Round of 16

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Mirza def. Tanasugarn(3)
5-7 6-4 6-3

Another great win for the in-form Sania :yeah: Oh dear Tammy :help: x 100000000, she actually played a good match, but this loss means a BIG ranking drop :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Sania :worship:
Tammy :bigwave: :tape: Surely out of top 10 I think.

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Round of 16

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Kirilenko def. Myskina(7)
6-4 6-4

Nastya could only watch as MK drilled winners by all match long :worship: Keep going MK :hearts: Nastya ;)

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:01 PM
:o Being #2 isn't a good position since I have to wait my match until the last one.:o

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:03 PM
Lil' Masha :worship: As expected.:)
Nastya :hug: Wait for FO.:devil:

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Round of 16

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Morigami def. Sharapova
6-4 7-5

The newcomers to this game are doing very well :eek: All 3 in the QFs :yeah: Masha :hug:

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Round of 16

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Krajicek(2) def. Golovin
4-6 6-3 6-2

Even Misa couldn't mess up her cakewalk draw, but she still made it hard for herself :tape: Tati :bigcry:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:09 PM
Akiko's coach is a very talented poster. He played well too in other games.:scared:

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Updated Draw

Alicia Molik(1) v Serena Williams

Kaia Kanepi v Lindsay Davenport

Sania Mirza v Maria Kirilenko

Akiko Morigami v Michaella Krajicek(2)

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:10 PM
:eek: :woohoo: I defended my QF points!!!:banana: :worship:

Another semifinal in AO would put me the first player to reach all semis in all the slams.:angel: :unsure: But Akiko next.:o

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:10 PM
:spit: Only the top 2 seeds left!:haha: :cool:

Ballbasher
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:14 PM
Kaia :eek: Upsets the USO champ!:yeah: :secret:and also her coach formerly coached AO winner Queen Nathalie Dechy.:p
Alina :hug:
wow :eek: After 6th seed a former slam champ :eek:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Kaia for the AO title!:rocker2: Beat Alicia please.:devil:

Ballbasher
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Well I got like 0 chance against Lindsay! ;)

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:30 PM
Don't underestimate yourself :hug: I was a 0 Acer on clay 2 seasons ago and I beat the then #1 and retired Nathalie Dechy who had 4 Aces on clay twice and reach Roland Garros semis for the first (and possibly her last) in my career.:cool:

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:33 PM
Btw Ben, about your rep, I was joking ;)

MH0861
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:35 PM
Mariaaaaaa :D First slam QF I believe :rolls:

I totally own Anastasia Sanchez whatever you call yourself :haha: :D

LDF
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Great fight Lindsay :cool:

Good match JJ :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Btw Ben, about your rep, I was joking ;)

Ok.;) But I indeed have spent at least 3/4 of my time in this games and spamming some games thread at times.:angel: :p

Vamos.
Sep 11th, 2008, 08:02 PM
I actually still can't believe I lost. :sobbing:

I sense a repeat of S2. :rolls:...Amelie doesn't like clay. Maybe I won't win a match all season to Wimby.

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Mariaaaaaa :D First slam QF I believe :rolls:

I totally own Anastasia Sanchez whatever you call yourself :haha: :D

:spit: :haha: Sounds like some hooker :lol:

MH0861
Sep 11th, 2008, 08:14 PM
I think the masses are chanting for QF results tonight :angel: :angel: :angel:

MH0861
Sep 11th, 2008, 08:17 PM
:spit: :haha: Sounds like some hooker :lol:

Sounds about right :D

Geisha
Sep 11th, 2008, 08:19 PM
I'm chanting!

Geisha
Sep 11th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Serena defeats Mauresmo in Melbourne showdown

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Melbourne, AUS - The United States of America's Serena Williams played erratic and explosive tennis against France's Amelie Mauresmo, but nevertheless advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The younger Williams sister wilted in intense heat, and wore her heart on her sleeve with an exhausting 6-7 7-5 6-2 win over a tough opponent.

"Yeah, I played good tennis in the third set, but I was all over the place in the beginning of the match," said Williams. The American hit an amazing fifty-four winners in the first two sets, but those shots were offset by sixty unforced errors. "Wow, I'm really surprised to hear those statistics because I've been trying to work on my consistency. It's disappointing, but I'm happy to move on and advance".

In the final set, Serena cleaned up her game and finished with eight unforced errors and thirteen winners. Throughout the match, Williams tried to keep the points short, and came into the net for easy overheads and swinging volleys. "My net game is something that I've been working on. I knew that Amelie would slice her backhand, so I wanted to catch them in the air and put pressure on her. Sometimes, I wanted to finish the volley too soon, and I made errors".

Not only was the American debuting her tennis, she also has a keen eye for fashion. She debuted her Australian Open outfit in her opening round match, and wore the same design against Mauresmo. "Fashion is a part of me, my life. I love what I'm wearing right now. The orange is very summer, and very Melbourne. I'm hoping to wear this on Sunday, with the trophy as an accessory".

Harvs
Sep 11th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Molik Edges into Quarterfinals

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Australian world number one Alicia Molik has survived a tough two set battle with Russia's Elena Dementieva to book herself a spot in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. A two-time defending runnerup at her home event, Molik looked solid and focused during her win.

"I felt really good out there. The first match of a Grand Slam is always really tough but I love playing here in Melbourne and am coming in with so much confidence... Elena is a top player, she gets a lot of balls back really deep and I'm just really happy I could play my game today and come out with the win."

Molik will next face USA's Serena Williams after the American scraped past French fifth seed Amelie Mauresmo 6-7(0) 7-5 6-2.

"Yeah look, I have an incredibly tough draw here and it continued into the quarters with Serena. She is a really tough player and I will certainly have to be on my game tomorrow... With that said, I am the form player on the tour at the moment and am playing the best tennis of my life, so she will certainly have to bring her A-game too... I think it will be a really interesting match."

LDF
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:07 PM
I think the masses are chanting for QF results tonight :angel: :angel: :angel:

Yeah, that'd be nice :p

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:09 PM
QF results coming up!

Vamos.
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:09 PM
This tournament would be :rolls: if Molik somehow didn't win it.

That would be 9 Slams and no wins. Yet #1 and a YEC.

Can anybody say Jankovic?

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:11 PM
The Serena-Molik match is incredible! I'm saving that for last :p

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:12 PM
:eek: Misa's first since she's gonna lose anyway.:lol:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Alicia would win despite a scare since she has far more experienced than Serena.:shrug:

LDF
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Come on Lindsay! :bounce:

young_gunner913
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Alicia would win despite a scare since she has far more experienced than Serena.:shrug:

Big sister Venus is here to make sure that doesn't happen. ;):p

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Morigami def. Krajicek(2)
6-7(6) 6-3 6-0

Well, Misa was right, Morigami is a very good player, even with 1 ace I can tell she's going to do really well in this game, bad luck Misa :p Maybe you'll make the SFs here next season :hug:

young_gunner913
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:17 PM
MORIGAMI :eek::worship::bigclap:

Misa... :awww:

:haha::rolls::p

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:18 PM
:tape: 6-0? :o
Anyway, congrats Akiko.:)

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Davenport def. Kanepi
6-3 6-3

Lindsay cruises into her first GS semi! :banana: I'm pleased for her because she's been a very committed player despite some tough spells in the game :hug: Nice debut Kaia ;)

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:19 PM
:tape: 6-0? :o
Anyway, congrats Akiko.:)

What on earth were you thinking putting all your big points so late :o

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:21 PM
What on earth were you thinking putting all your big points so late :o

I knew I'd win if I'd put one more big game in front.:sobbing:
Oh well, it happens already anyway.:shrug: :awww:

Lindsay :D :banana: :yeah: Now win the slam!!!

LDF
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:24 PM
:D Lindsay's first Slam semi! :woohoo:

I'm very pleased I managed to have a good run here, as my Plexicushion season had been far from stellar up to this point :lol:

Good match Kaia :hug: Great tournament considering you had 0 aces ;)

Kevin.
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:24 PM
Tammy :hysteric:

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:25 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Kirilenko def. Mirza
6-4 7-5

And MK makes her first GS semi! :D It's well deserved and her points are great :yeah: They had to be to take out Sania, who I'm sure will be winning big on her better surfaces :yeah:

Vamos.
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:25 PM
Misa :tape:

Linds:worship:...take it all!

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Anyway, has any player reached all quarters in slams before?:scratch:

young_gunner913
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Come on Serena!! :unsure::awww:

Molik, you beat my little sister and I beat you... into the ground. :armed:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:27 PM
Masha :worship:

Three 3 Acers vs a One acer(Akiko) semis.:lol:

MH0861
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:27 PM
MK :woohoo: :banana:

Sania :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:27 PM
Match of the day...

MH0861
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:28 PM
Masha :worship:

Three 3 Acers vs a One acer(Akiko) semis.:lol:

I have 4 ;)

LDF
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:29 PM
Maria K :woohoo: Great win :p

Congrats to Akiko on doing so well in her first Slam :yeah:

Misa :/ But thanks for your support :p

MH0861
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:30 PM
I want a Lindsay vs. Maria final :D

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:30 PM
I have 4 ;)
ooops..I hope the player not named Alicia wins AO!:D

Vamos.
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:31 PM
ooops..I hope the player not named Alicia wins AO!:D

Me too. It would be too funny.

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:31 PM
I guess most of us are willing to watch semis matchup after this.:angel:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:32 PM
:unsure: Suspense?

LDF
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:33 PM
I guess most of us are willing to watch semis matchup after this.:angel:

Nah, I'm happy with R2 and QFs being done today :p

Perhaps SFs and F tomorrow ;)

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:33 PM
It's starting to get bored.:yawn:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:33 PM
Nah, I'm happy with R2 and QFs being done today :p

Perhaps SFs and F tomorrow ;)

:awww: :o

young_gunner913
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:34 PM
:yawn:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:35 PM
Come on Serena!!!

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/2831/cmgallery330x400lr5.jpg

Molik(1) def. S. Williams
3-6 7-6(6) 7-5 :eek: :worship:

Well easily the match of the season by far! Molik was down 0-5 in the deciding set and rallied back to keep her hopes alive! Amazing :worship: Serena :hug: You'll also do really well in this game :yeah: As for Alicia, the superb run continues :worship:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:37 PM
If Alicia loses before final, Misa will be #1 again!!!:eek: :haha:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Chokorena!!!:o :tape: :help: :smash: :(
Well done Lish!!!:yeah:

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:38 PM
I guess most of us are willing to watch semis matchup after this.:angel:

That's it for tonight ;)

It's starting to get bored.:yawn:

:yawn:

Sorry, was PM'ing :lol:

LDF
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Chokerena :sad:

Vamos.
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:38 PM
After that match Alicia probably has this sown up now, to be honest.

Good match to both girls. :yeah::worship:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:38 PM
I guess Alicia will win AO now.:shrug:

The Daviator
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Updated Draw

Alicia Molik(1) v Lindsay Davenport

Maria Kirilenko v Akiko Morigami

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:40 PM
That's it for tonight ;)





Sorry, was PM'ing :lol:

:awww: ANyway, thanks for the results.:yeah:

Gotta have some sleep now. Good "morning" guys.:tape: :wavey:

MH0861
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Thanks for the extra results tonight Dav :D

I don't know about you guys, but LD and MK will do their best to stop this mutt Uh-Leesh-uh :armed:

young_gunner913
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Let's go Linds!! :bounce:

Alicia... watch you're back... (Misa I'd say the same to you but you're always on yours. :rolleyes:) Anyways back to Alicia... watch out cause I'm gonna kick your butt and then have Isha sit on you! :armed:

Droolv
Sep 11th, 2008, 10:57 PM
Sania :hug: MK :hearts: :yeah:

Geisha
Sep 11th, 2008, 11:37 PM
:(

Medina
Sep 12th, 2008, 01:28 AM
ALicia :lol:

MH0861
Sep 12th, 2008, 02:23 AM
Kirilenko Impressive En Route to Semifinals
Glamorous Russian into First Slam SF; Sizes Up the Competition (literally!)

http://kirilenko.lawntennisnews.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/r3117680402eaa72hk6.jpg

ATC Headcase Maria Kirilenko has surpassed the expectations of even her most optimistic mental physician by storming into the semifinals of the season's first grand slam event in Melbourne by claiming a 6-4 7-5 victory over the talented Sania Mirza today.

Kirilenko, known on tour as a clay court specialist despite only having one freaking ace on the surface, has at long freaking last put it together on her favored surface. Mirza, for her part, stayed with Kirilenko for most of the match by firing some strong forehands, but Kirilenko showed more mental strength and fight when the going got tough and managed to score the decisive break at 5-4 and 6-5 in each of the sets respectively.

The win over Mirza comes on the heels of soundly defeating tour skank Anastasia Myskina 6-4 6-4 for what seems the 100th time in Kirilenko's storied career. Myskina, who went under a sex change in late 2007 to change from Maria Sanchez Lorenzo to this "new" personality, has reportedly moved to New Orleans in the past month because, as she put it, "I'm the real big easy" :help:

Joining Kirilenko in the Semifinals are newcomer Akiko Morigami, as well as tour veterans Lindsay Davenport and Alicia Molik, who will be meeting in the other Semifinal. Kirilenko has taken time to offer her thoughts on this semifinal -


http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photos/150x200/40106.jpg vs. http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photos/150x200/130548.jpg

CATEGORY ONE - Modeling Skills
ADVANTAGE - Davenport

No contest here, Lindsay is a natural beauty who regularly wins the second most matches on tour by sheer looks. The first being me.

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photogallery/2005/bali/f_21.jpg

CATEGORY TWO - Most Outrageous Number of Children
ADVANTAGE - Davenport

Again, when you have modeling skills like Lindsay, you are bound to give Anastasia Myskina a run for tour ho loving tour motherly figure :)

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/features/dating/blog/children-jump.jpg
Lindsay's Kids! From Left to Right: Venus, Maria, Serena, James, Andy and Meilen

CATEGORY THREE - Most Likely to EAT One of Lindsay's Children
ADVANTAGE - Molik :worship:

http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2005/10/21/molik2_wideweb__430x293.jpg
Caption - Molik: "Why did McDonalds drop out as an Aussie Open Sponsor?? WHY??

CATEGORY FOUR - Most Likely to Beat an Old Man in an Arm Wrestling Contest
ADVANTAGE - Molik
http://www.cliquemedia.com.au/Alicia%20Molik%20and%20John%20Alexander.jpg
Molik battles (and eventually beats) Anastasia Myskina's 65 year old boy-toy.

FINAL TALLY - 2-2 DEAD HEAT! Folks, this is too close to call, so stay tuned tomorrow to see what happens :D

.Andrew.
Sep 12th, 2008, 02:27 AM
:haha: :spit: :worship: ^^
Go MK for the title. :haha:

Uranium
Sep 12th, 2008, 02:54 AM
Maria is green with envy as MASL/Myskina have a slam to her name while she only has some lower tier crappy clay title, how sad:(

MH0861
Sep 12th, 2008, 03:01 AM
You only won RG because you didn't run into me :rolleyes:

You couldn't even win a set against me this time, you've regressed in the span of two weeks :haha:

Uranium
Sep 12th, 2008, 03:02 AM
You probably sent new points, while I didn't:p
I plan to defend RG and win some other events crushing you 6-1 6-0 in one of them:)

Ballbasher
Sep 12th, 2008, 12:43 PM
Kaia. :D Very good debut and that with no ace :p

The Daviator
Sep 12th, 2008, 05:37 PM
SF time! :p

The Daviator
Sep 12th, 2008, 05:39 PM
Semi-Finals

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/2462/28mh74nbu7.jpg

Kirilenko def. Morigami
6-1 6-4

MK is a GS finalist! :hearts: :worship: I thought this match would be tougher given how Akiko has played but Maria was very impressive once again :yeah: Akiko :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 12th, 2008, 05:44 PM
GG!:hearts: :worship: Akiko :devil: :hug:
I wonder how I'd fare against MK IF I'd be in semis.:o

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 12th, 2008, 05:46 PM
Now C'MON LINDSAY!!! We want a MK-Lindz final!:hysteric:

The Daviator
Sep 12th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Semi-Finals

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/2831/cmgallery330x400lr5.jpg

Molik(1) def. Davenport
6-4 3-6 7-5

Amazing, nobody can quite put Alicia away, and she makes her THIRD AO final in a row :bowdown: Great effort Lindsay, you did nothing wrong, hardly anyone can figure Alicia out :lol:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 12th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Lindsay!:hysteric:
Well done Lish!:worship: Hopefully you'll be bridesmaid again.:devil: :p

*Sigh* Couldn't make it to #1 again.:( :p

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 12th, 2008, 05:52 PM
Please win MK!:unsure:
and make Dav's pick to win the slam another failure.:devil:

The Daviator
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:06 PM
And here comes the final!

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:09 PM
:eek: :spit: That's quick!:p

COME ON ALICIA!!! *jinx* :angel:

LDF
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:09 PM
Lindsay :sad: But I'm pleased it was so close.

Win the final, MK :hearts:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:13 PM
Oi Oi Oi!

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:15 PM
:unsure:

The Daviator
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Final

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Molik(1) v Kirilenko

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ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:19 PM
:eek: WIns 2 CTs!

But I think Alicia will win at the end even MK is very lucky to win all CTs.:unsure:

The Daviator
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Final

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Molik(1) v Kirilenko

Kirilenko leads Molik 6-4

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Kirilenko and Molik(1) are tied 6-4 6-7(6) :o

LDF
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Come on Maria!

Finish the job Serena and I couldn't do :worship:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:24 PM
MK :smash:

The Daviator
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:27 PM
Final

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Molik(1) v Kirilenko

Kirilenko and Molik are tied 6-4 6-7(6)

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Molik(1) def. Kirilenko
4-6 7-6(6) 7-5

Every match with Alicia is the same story :o Amazing, she wins 3/4 plexi events, has won 4 of her last 5 events, and this is only with 3 aces! The best anyone has ever done on ATC :worship: MK :hysteric: :hug: You're the people's champ :worship:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:29 PM
Maria Chokolenko!:hysteric:
Lish!:worship: Third time lucky!;) A very deserving #1, winning a slam and also YEC!:eek: Could be #1 for a LONG time if she keeps her form.:worship:
and now she only needs to play well in some events and she's in YEC!:eek:

MH0861
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:30 PM
OH MY GOD :sobbing:

Story of my ATC career :o :rolls:

Well done Alicia! ;)

The Daviator
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Molik's plan is definitely the best anyone has ever had, with 4 aces she will be unbeatable :o

MH0861
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Who would have won Davenport vs. Kirilenko? :D

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Molik's plan is definitely the best anyone has ever had, with 4 aces she will be unbeatable :o

:scared: I guess Misa will need to plan her retirement before grass season so she won't embarrass herself.:o

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:37 PM
Who would have won Davenport vs. Kirilenko? :D

Who would have won Molik vs Krajicek? :D :haha:

The Daviator
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:37 PM
Btw Maria, your gameplan with 2/3 aces would also be really effective against most :yeah:

It's all about clever ace placement people :p

Vamos.
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Molik's plan is definitely the best anyone has ever had, with 4 aces she will be unbeatable :o

Hi Dav.

I think you are being a tad hasty. ;)

I absolutely cannot believe nobody figured out Molik's plan. Nobody, except Amelie that is.

Had we met, I would've beaten Molik in straight sets. Dav can attest to this.

Amelie is the GOAT. :shrug:

MH0861
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Hi Dav.

I think you are being a tad hasty. ;)

I absolutely cannot believe nobody figured out Molik's plan. Nobody, except Amelie that is.

Had we met, I would've beaten Molik in straight sets. Dav can attest to this.

Amelie is the GOAT. :shrug:

Yeah you might've beaten Molik but you would've lost to 20 other people in the draw judging by your results lately :o

Vamos.
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Yeah you might've beaten Molik but you would've lost to 20 other people in the draw judging by your results lately :o

OK, well you just go hump your runner-up trophy. You will only ever be the bridesmaid sweetie.

And what is our H2H? I have no idea, I just bet I'm leading it.

And I think Serena was just a bad draw for me; yes, my results have been sucking but I made new points especially for Molik. Other people should've realised her strategy too. It is pretty easy to counter. :o

I don't really see how Dav names it the best strategy; it is easy to figure out and easy to beat. :shrug: I guess it could be labelled the strategy that is the most effective. But not the best.

--Your one and only GOAT.

The Daviator
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Who would have won Davenport vs. Kirilenko? :D

Lindsay 7-5 6-3 :eek:

And Liam, you would have beaten Alicia, but you would not have dominated the way she has ;)

The Daviator
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:51 PM
OK, well you just go hump your runner-up trophy. You will only ever be the bridesmaid sweetie.

And what is our H2H? I have no idea, I just bet I'm leading it.

And I think Serena was just a bad draw for me; yes, my results have been sucking but I made new points especially for Molik. Other people should've realised her strategy too. It is pretty easy to counter. :o

I don't really see how Dav names it the best strategy; it is easy to figure out and easy to beat. :shrug: I guess it could be labelled the strategy that is the most effective. But not the best.

--Your one and only GOAT.

No way :lol: Maybe you have figured it out, but it beats 90% of the rest of the field, you literally have to rely on CT to beat her, also you can't just make a gameplan to beat Molik, as you discovered ;)

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:53 PM
Lindsay 7-5 6-3 :eek:

And Liam, you would have beaten Alicia, but you would not have dominated the way she has ;)

How about poor Misa against Alicia?:awww: or Maria?:p

Vamos.
Sep 12th, 2008, 06:57 PM
All I know is this; I figured out her gameplan, made my plan accordingly and I would've won in straight sets.

That was a first attempt...clearly it isn't hard at all to beat her when you put your mind to it.:shrug:

LDF
Sep 12th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Lindsay 7-5 6-3 :eek:

:worship:

Bloody Molik :ras:

Geisha
Sep 12th, 2008, 08:48 PM
LOL! I swear Molik wins every important cointoss.

Harvs
Sep 12th, 2008, 09:12 PM
AAAAAGH! YES:):):)

god epic matches? everyone i played was against a bloody 3 acer or 4 acer and 3/4 went to 3 sets lol

well done maria, great week:)

Farina Elia Fan
Sep 13th, 2008, 12:20 AM
OK, well you just go hump your runner-up trophy. You will only ever be the bridesmaid sweetie.

And what is our H2H? I have no idea, I just bet I'm leading it.

And I think Serena was just a bad draw for me; yes, my results have been sucking but I made new points especially for Molik. Other people should've realised her strategy too. It is pretty easy to counter. :o

I don't really see how Dav names it the best strategy; it is easy to figure out and easy to beat. :shrug: I guess it could be labelled the strategy that is the most effective. But not the best.

--Your one and only GOAT.

:worship:

Harvs
Sep 14th, 2008, 04:04 AM
Finally, Molik Goes The Distance

http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM39100.6132783565&blobType=portait

In her ninth grand slam, Australia's Alicia Molik has finally gone all the way to win her first Grand Slam. Contesting her third successive Australian Open final, Molik lifted the trophy for the first time following a classic final against Russia's Maria Kirilenko. Molik won 4-6 7-6(6) 7-5 in just under three and a half hours.

"This is incredible! I cannot believe it... I have been in the final twice here before and gone into Wimbledon as one of the favourites in both of the past two years and to finally win my first Slam is so exciting... Comiserations to Maria, she had an incredible tournament; I look forward to seeing her ranking rise into the top five this season."

Molik will now contest the claycourt season. Despite not particularily enjoying the surface, Molik is confident she can score some big wins over the next few weeks.

"You know, clay is not my favourite surface, but I have so much confidence at the moment that anything could happen. I am actually really looking forward to it."