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HowardH
May 4th, 2009, 02:56 PM
She lost 6-0 6-2. :sad: She must have been tired. So why didn't they give her a wildcard into the main draw? I still don't understand, some other Portuguese girls got wildcards. Did they think she wouldn't need it?

HowardH
May 4th, 2009, 03:08 PM
I guess she might be a lucky loser. :shrug:

Calliope.
May 4th, 2009, 03:16 PM
She lost 6-0 6-2. :sad: She must have been tired. So why didn't they give her a wildcard into the main draw? I still don't understand, some other Portuguese girls got wildcards. Did they think she wouldn't need it?

She refused it because she has just a few WCs left for this year and wanted to use in other tournaments where she has to defend lots of points!
Anyways, she will be a LL ;)

Calliope.
May 4th, 2009, 05:49 PM
Michelle is a LL ;)
(LL) De Brito vs Peer

Nederlander RUS
May 5th, 2009, 04:16 AM
Good luck vs Peer!!!

Calliope.
May 5th, 2009, 12:19 PM
She lost :sad: 6-4 0-6 0-6 :o

Nederlander RUS
May 5th, 2009, 12:55 PM
:sobbing:

HowardH
May 5th, 2009, 04:06 PM
:speakles: :sad: What happened after the first set? Was she hurt? Or just tired?

HowardH
May 5th, 2009, 04:08 PM
She refused it because she has just a few WCs left for this year and wanted to use in other tournaments where she has to defend lots of points!
Anyways, she will be a LL ;)

Oh I see, thank you for explaining. I knew they couldn't be silly enough not to offer her a WC.

Nederlander RUS
May 5th, 2009, 09:17 PM
so, what are her next tournaments?

hugo2004
May 5th, 2009, 11:07 PM
I was there today again, and Michelle played well the first set, but in the second Peer raised her game and serve, Michelle missed a lot of groundstrokes. And she couldn´t recover her normal acuracy until the end of the match. She wasn´t injury, just tired in the end. 8 dfs. Peer was injury. Next tournament RG.

Photos: http://www.matchpointportugal.com/photo

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPPoSBiojM4

HowardH
May 6th, 2009, 01:32 PM
I was there today again, and Michelle played well the first set, but in the second Peer raised her game and serve, Michelle missed a lot of groundstrokes. And she couldn´t recover her normal acuracy until the end of the match. She wasn´t injury, just tired in the end. 8 dfs. Peer was injury. Next tournament RG.

I see Hugo. Shahar is quite a fighter after all. And that might explain why Shahar is down 4-1 double break against Barbora, she is probably still feeling the effects of the injury, even though she might still win. Michelle could do well in RG, but she needs to be able to stop the momentum when an opponent gets on top of her, at least at the beginning of a new set so people can't win two easy sets from her. It's been happening too often to her recently.

Edit: thanks for the video and pics too. Did you take them?

Calliope.
May 6th, 2009, 01:54 PM
Thanks for the infos :)

hugo2004
May 6th, 2009, 08:38 PM
I see Hugo. Shahar is quite a fighter after all. And that might explain why Shahar is down 4-1 double break against Barbora, she is probably still feeling the effects of the injury, even though she might still win. Michelle could do well in RG, but she needs to be able to stop the momentum when an opponent gets on top of her, at least at the beginning of a new set so people can't win two easy sets from her. It's been happening too often to her recently.

Edit: thanks for the video and pics too. Did you take them?

Yes. Those are my pictures and video. Overall i think Michelle did a good tournament, i notice an improvement of her game in clay comparing to last year EO. And this year she only trained 5 days on clay. She played 4 games and she got a good preparation for RG. Now she has time to train a little bit more in this surface.

Calliope.
May 7th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Madrid quali draw:
9 (5)GROENEFELD, Anna-Lena GER vs. PIN, Camille FRA
10 LARCHER DE BRITO, Michelle POR vs. (11)GOVORTSOVA, Olga BLR
Groenefeld is still in Estoril, so she might withdraw if she wins tomorrow...

Good luck Michelle :bounce:

Jose.
May 7th, 2009, 07:07 PM
Not that bad :shrug:
Good luck :)

hugo2004
May 7th, 2009, 08:07 PM
Yes. That was a last minute decision. She will play against Olga GOVORTSOVA around 16h-16:30 oclock portuguese time.

Nederlander RUS
May 8th, 2009, 03:13 AM
Good luck, Michelle!

Calliope.
May 8th, 2009, 10:59 AM
Yes. That was a last minute decision. She will play against Olga GOVORTSOVA around 16h-16:30 oclock portuguese time.

Yes, I didn't expect to find her in the quali draw... I was like :eek: when I saw her name :lol:
Good luck! :bounce:

Nederlander RUS
May 8th, 2009, 12:09 PM
maybe it would be better to Warsaw... :unsure:

Madrid is toooo hard :unsure:

Calliope.
May 8th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Michelle is playing now and she's losing 1-6 1-2 :sad: :help:

pulpfiction
May 8th, 2009, 04:27 PM
where can we watch the score???

Jose.
May 8th, 2009, 04:27 PM
http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2009&wkno=19&lang=en&tabno=1&eventid=M021&ref=www.sonyericssonwtatour.com

pulpfiction
May 8th, 2009, 04:28 PM
thanks a lot... i thought it wasnt working

Calliope.
May 8th, 2009, 05:24 PM
Michelle won :woohoo: :woohoo: 1-6 6-4 6-4!

hugo2004
May 8th, 2009, 06:12 PM
Congrats Michelle. Good luck for the next round.

Nederlander RUS
May 8th, 2009, 08:15 PM
great job!!!

Who is the next opponent?

Jose.
May 8th, 2009, 08:17 PM
Groenefeld or Pin

Nederlander RUS
May 8th, 2009, 08:28 PM
Groenefeld or Pin

obrigado, I thought they played already

Jose.
May 8th, 2009, 08:30 PM
No. Because Groenefeld played the semis in Estoril today. So this match will happen tomorrow. Which means the winner will have to play twice in the same day, so a bit of advantage to Michelle :p

Calliope.
May 8th, 2009, 09:00 PM
Court 5 [10:30 start]
ATP Match
Rezai vs. Craybas
ATP Match
Groenefeld or Pin vs. Larcher De Brito
ATP Match

Good luck! :bounce:

Nederlander RUS
May 8th, 2009, 09:17 PM
vamos, Michelle! Forca!!! :bounce:

Calliope.
May 9th, 2009, 03:36 PM
Michelle is playing Anna Lena Groenefeld (who def. Pin early today) and already losing 0-2 :o Come on! :bounce:

Calliope.
May 9th, 2009, 03:46 PM
0-4 :help: :sad: not another bagel please :sad:

Calliope.
May 9th, 2009, 03:51 PM
0-5 :sobbing:

Calliope.
May 9th, 2009, 03:53 PM
1-5, not a bagel at least...

Calliope.
May 9th, 2009, 03:55 PM
1-6 :sad:

Calliope.
May 9th, 2009, 04:10 PM
1-6 0-3 :sad:

Calliope.
May 9th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Lost 1-6 0-6 :sad: :sobbing: ALG is playing well but I hoped Michelle could win some more game :sad:

hugo2004
May 9th, 2009, 05:00 PM
So sad for Michelle. She had 7 gps in the first game of the second set, and lost. ALG did a lot of aces, Michelle a lot of dfs. Good luck for RG.

Calliope.
May 9th, 2009, 05:05 PM
She really needs to work on her serve...
Poor Michelle, she must be upsetted :sad: :hug:
Will she ask for a RG wc?

Can someone explain me why so many people here hate her? :rolleyes:

hugo2004
May 9th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Don´t know if she will get a WC for RG yet. She is a very nice person, no reason to hate her believe me. Maybe they are just jealous.

Calliope.
May 9th, 2009, 05:53 PM
Don´t know if she will get a WC for RG yet.

She's in quali list anyways :) if she plays qualies, she could get used to the courts and play some more matches on clay, which is not bad. Now she needs to rest and train... Good luck in Paris, Michelle :)

She is a very nice person, no reason to hate her believe me. Maybe they are just jealous.

I don't know why they are so rude sometimes, it makes me sad when I read some comments :rolleyes:

HowardH
May 9th, 2009, 05:57 PM
She really needs to work on her serve...
Poor Michelle, she must be upsetted :sad: :hug:
Will she ask for a RG wc?

Can someone explain me why so many people here hate her? :rolleyes:

I didn't realise a lot of people dislike her? She seems likeable. But her very, very loud grunt (which I think is funny) might put some people off. Actually, it probably puts a lot of people off. :lol: Personally, I enjoy it, I can't wait for a match between Sharapova and her :drool:, it will be so loud it will be hilarious :haha:, and they will be hitting great shots, they'll be hitting the cover off the ball.

I think she does have to work on her serve though, as you say Calliope. It isn't that hard or accurate. I would also like it if she improved her movement.

I haven't seen any of her recent matches so I don't know why she is losing so many sets easily. :shrug: :confused: Anna-Lena has been playing well, but I would still hope Michelle could give her a close fight. I guess today wasn't her day.

hugo2004
May 9th, 2009, 06:03 PM
See this movie comparing Michelle and Sharapova grunts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVfCcBzMeA0

No need to improve her movement, it is very good. Her serve no doubt it needs improvement.

Calliope.
May 9th, 2009, 06:08 PM
I didn't realise a lot of people dislike her? She seems likeable. But her very, very loud grunt (which I think is funny) might put some people off. Actually, it probably puts a lot of people off. :lol: Personally, I enjoy it, I can't wait for a match between Sharapova and her :drool:, it will be so loud it will be hilarious :haha:, and they will be hitting great shots, they'll be hitting the cover off the ball.

It's hard to find a player who doesn't grunt :p imo, her grunts are loud but other players do about the same (Masha, Venus, Serena...) :shrug: Also, when Sharapova came to the tour some people were saying the same about grunts...
Poor Michelle :hug:

ptitnavet
May 10th, 2009, 11:42 AM
I hope she will have a Wimbledon WC instead of a RG Wc.
I think she can do much better on grass than on clay =)

hugo2004
May 15th, 2009, 09:18 PM
WC for RG are out. No WC for Michelle. Good luck in the qualie

Calliope.
May 16th, 2009, 05:39 PM
WC for RG are out. No WC for Michelle. Good luck in the qualie

I expected this... Good luck in the quali Michelle :bounce:

Marcelo.
May 17th, 2009, 11:06 AM
The video :hearts: :hearts:

I couldn't care less about all the haters :D All great players have tons of haters here :o Look at Jankovic or Serena :D
And about the grunts, yes they might be a bit too much, but if she feels like doing them, :shrug: I can live with that :inlove: :inlove:


Good luck in RG :hug: :hug:

Calliope.
May 19th, 2009, 03:14 PM
RG Quali draw is out!

Andrea Petkovic GER (7) vs. Ekaterina Ivanova RUS
Chin-Wei Chan TPE vs. Neuza Silva POR
Yuliana Fedak UKR vs. Vesna Manasieva RUS
Kristina Kucova SVK vs. Michelle Larcher De Brito POR (20)

Good luck Michelle :bounce:

Jose.
May 19th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Bad draw :o
With both portuguese player and Petkovic in same quarter :tape:

hugo2004
May 19th, 2009, 07:02 PM
She plays at 8h am portuguese time. Good way to start the day, lol. Vamos Michelle.

Marcelo.
May 20th, 2009, 09:06 AM
Michelle won 6-3 1-6:o 6-3 :banana:

When I started following the match she was losing 6-3 1-6 0-2 :scared: :o


Keep going :inlove:

Calliope.
May 20th, 2009, 11:44 AM
Michelle :D

Calliope.
May 20th, 2009, 02:11 PM
She will face Fedak in the next round...
Petkovic lost :angel:

Ekaterina Ivanova RUS va. Neuza Silva POR
Yuliana Fedak UKR vs. Michelle Larcher De Brito POR (20)

Mistress of Evil
May 21st, 2009, 02:05 PM
Michelle won 6-3 6-7 6-3!!! Next up, E.Ivanova!!! Good LUCK !!!

Calliope.
May 21st, 2009, 02:06 PM
Michelle won :woohoo:
6-3 6-7(1):o 6-3 :D and she held twice in a row in the end :eek::lol:

Ivanova next... I don't know her... Well, good luck Michelle! :bounce:

Jose.
May 21st, 2009, 02:08 PM
Michelle :)
If she qualifies she will be the first Portuguese ever in a GS Main Draw :bounce:

Calliope.
May 21st, 2009, 02:23 PM
Let's hope she will :bounce:
How is Ivanova??

ptitnavet
May 21st, 2009, 02:44 PM
Let's hope she will :bounce:
How is Ivanova??

She is a young russian and seems to have the same game as Michelle.
http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20090409/carla-suarez-gana-ivanova/472750.shtml?s1=deportes&s2=ciclismo&s3=
But Michelle likes play against players with powerful strokes so we 'll see what'll happen

Calliope.
May 21st, 2009, 03:14 PM
She is a young russian and seems to have the same game as Michelle.
http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20090409/carla-suarez-gana-ivanova/472750.shtml?s1=deportes&s2=ciclismo&s3=
But Michelle likes play against players with powerful strokes so we 'll see what'll happen

Thanks :)

Jose.
May 21st, 2009, 06:23 PM
Should be a hard match :scared:
Hope Neuza can tell Michelle a way to beat Ivanova :lol:

hugo2004
May 21st, 2009, 07:53 PM
Good win for Michelle. But she was winning 5-2 in the second set and had 3 mp in the second set. What matters is that she won. Boa sorte para amanhã.

Calliope.
May 22nd, 2009, 09:33 AM
0-6 :tape: :sad:

Mistress of Evil
May 22nd, 2009, 11:13 AM
What a return after losing the first set 0-6.Let,s hope for a nice draw!!! GL!!!

Calliope.
May 22nd, 2009, 11:16 AM
Michelle :hearts: :worship: :woohoo: I'm sooooo happy!!! She did it :bounce: Good luck in the main draw!! :bounce:

joão.
May 22nd, 2009, 11:37 AM
Congrats Michelle! :D

hugo2004
May 22nd, 2009, 01:06 PM
She was loosing 06 03 and she won! Another amazing recovery. Força Michelle.

Possible oponents in the md : Alisa Kleybanova, Melanie South, Lucie Hradecka, Agnes Szavay, Olivia Sanchez, Kaia Kanepi, Anna Chakvetadze, Sorana Cirstea, Elena Dementieva, Melinda Czink, Mara Santangelo, Viktoriya Kutuzova.

Jose.
May 22nd, 2009, 01:17 PM
Michelle :woohoo:

Marcelo.
May 22nd, 2009, 03:20 PM
:inlove: :banana: :banana:


Good luck in MD :D
Please not Dementieva :sobbing:

Calliope.
May 22nd, 2009, 03:51 PM
I hope she will be lucky :scared: Some of these players are doing very well (Dementieva, Kleybanova, Hradeka...)... With some others she has some chances... Good luck!

Marcelo.
May 22nd, 2009, 06:54 PM
Michelle plays Great Britain's Melanie South :D

Calliope.
May 22nd, 2009, 07:04 PM
Not bad :) I'm happy she made md, it will be anyway a good result :)

Nederlander RUS
May 22nd, 2009, 07:23 PM
I like her MD Draw :)

Congrats Michelle!!!

and congrats, all her fans!!!

ptitnavet
May 22nd, 2009, 07:24 PM
A British on clay : it's quite good
Good luck Michelle :)

hugo2004
May 22nd, 2009, 08:27 PM
Photos from Michelle in RG:

http://www.matchpointespana.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=1sosnmo5l6ai4

Video from Michelle in the third round RG vs Ivanova:

http://www.matchpointportugal.com/video/roland-garros-2009

Mistress of Evil
May 22nd, 2009, 08:33 PM
She looks to be in a pretty good shape.GL vs South !!!

Calliope.
May 22nd, 2009, 08:47 PM
Thanks for the pics and the video :D

Jose.
May 22nd, 2009, 08:49 PM
I am really confident about her first round :dance:
Good luck :)

ptitnavet
May 23rd, 2009, 11:44 AM
She don't play tomorrow.
That's good she can have two days to rest :)

Calliope.
May 23rd, 2009, 11:50 AM
Good :)
I really hope she can win... South played her last match in April in Miami qualies, she hasn't played on clay yet this year and last year played only one match on clay (rg qualies, lost to O'Brien 5-7 1-6). Go Michelle :bounce:

Nederlander RUS
May 23rd, 2009, 11:57 AM
great. Michelle has enough time to rest!

Forca!! :banana:

Joe.
May 23rd, 2009, 05:36 PM
south has been on a training block for 6/7 weeks so she is fitter then ever:)

im not sure who i want to win michelle or mel:p

ptitnavet
May 23rd, 2009, 08:41 PM
south has been on a training block for 6/7 weeks so she is fitter then ever:)

im not sure who i want to win michelle or mel:p

Ye but she has a lack of matches and competitions and she is british so clay is not her favourite surface.:devil:
I just notice that if Michelle win she 'll be in top 100 :hearts:

Calliope.
May 23rd, 2009, 09:21 PM
Ye but she has a lack of matches and competitions and she is british so clay is not her favourite surface.:devil:
I just notice that if Michelle win she 'll be in top 100 :hearts:

Yes, it seems clay isn't her favorite surface and she doesn't play on it very much... But who knows, Michelle is becoming a drama queen :lol:
Top 100 :eek: :hearts: She really has to win then!

Rui.
May 24th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Yes, it seems clay isn't her favorite surface and she doesn't play on it very much... But who knows, Michelle is becoming a drama queen :lol:
Top 100 :eek: :hearts: She really has to win then!

she isn't sure to be there...if she wins she'll be like 96 or something and there are many players near that ranking that play Nottingham in the RG second week :)

Calliope.
May 24th, 2009, 10:45 PM
Michelle plays the second match on court 14... good luck!! :bounce:

The Guilty
May 24th, 2009, 11:14 PM
Michelle plays the second match on court 14... good luck!! :bounce:

Good luck Michelle! :)

Can't wait to see her in top 100 :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Calliope.
May 25th, 2009, 11:32 AM
0-3 already :o

Calliope.
May 25th, 2009, 11:41 AM
0-5 :help:

sweetboy
May 25th, 2009, 11:49 AM
De Brito :worship:
I dont know how much bad you have to be to have this result againist poor South.

Calliope.
May 25th, 2009, 11:51 AM
0-6 0-1 :tape: it's a joke :lol:

sweetboy
May 25th, 2009, 12:05 PM
0-6 0-1 :tape: it's a joke :lol:

It looks like your signature will stay at: R1 South :lol:

She couldnt get better opponent after qualies than South.
This is just nightmare. I cannot imagine how it looks like on court, this crapy South just destroying her. I belive it is not up to South, because she wasnt on court for couple of months and she is to poor on clay to do something.
Its just up to Michelle, she blowing it hardly! :fiery:

Calliope.
May 25th, 2009, 12:08 PM
It looks like your signature will stay at: R1 South :lol:

She couldnt get better opponent after qualies than South.
This is just nightmare. I cannot imagine how it looks like on court, this crapy South just destroying her. I belive it is not up to South, because she wasnt on court for couple of months and she is to poor on clay to do something.
Its just up to Michelle, she blowing it hardly! :fiery:

I agree... it's 3-3 now, let's hope she can wake up finally :rolleyes:

sweetboy
May 25th, 2009, 12:12 PM
OMG Michelle, retire if you cant hold your bloody serve :rolleyes:

She won three matches in qualies againist much better players then South, and now lost 6 serves :fiery:

I just have no words about her, she isnt for big results.

Calliope.
May 25th, 2009, 12:17 PM
8 df :o

HowardH
May 25th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Michelle's serving stats :help:. She can barely win a point on her serve, Melanie is winning 79% of receiving points.

sweetboy
May 25th, 2009, 12:17 PM
I am off :lol:
This is unbelievable :D
When I saw draws, I thought she can reach 4th round :lol:
But after this, I just have no good words about Michelle, even she is young, this is not normal.

Poor Michelle, go home and cry for this chance which you didnt deserve.

Mistress of Evil
May 25th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Michelle won the second 7-6 !!!! GO GIRL!!!

Calliope.
May 25th, 2009, 12:43 PM
She always has to lose the first set 0-6 before waking up :o Her serve sucks, she really needs to work on it :help: 10 dfs :help:
Now come on and win the third :bounce:
Anyways, even if she wins I don't think she could beat Zheng... but 2r is a good result imo, also because it is on clay and it is her worst surface so far...

rcirani
May 25th, 2009, 12:47 PM
Wow, you lot are her fans? She is 16, she could do with support, not criticism. She's going to win (probably) and yet still gets all these insults from her fans. Poor girl. Also, the lack of respect shown to South here is sad, but not surprising considering Michelle's lack of respect for other players...

Calliope.
May 25th, 2009, 01:05 PM
She has to work on her serve and it is a fact, not an opinion and I think she knows that too. South is a good player, but obviously clay isn't her favorite surface and Michelle should win against her, so personally I was disappointed when she lost the first set 0-6. But I still support her and hope she can win. If she wins, she plays Zheng in R2 and, even if there can be an upset, Zheng is doing well and Michelle isn't the favorite against her. Michelle is still young and she can grow up, I just hope she doesn't miss the chances she gets.

Forca Michelle!! :bounce: 4*-3 now...

HowardH
May 25th, 2009, 01:14 PM
That's true Calliope, people can support Michelle and still accept that she has many things she needs to work on, especially her serve. And she has been losing a lot of sets 6-0 recently, I don't know why. It's as if when she has a bad patch, it lasts for an entire set. Michelle just lost her serve at 4-3 in the third, now it's 4-4.

Calliope.
May 25th, 2009, 01:16 PM
And she had a game point or maybe more, I didn't see :sad: Well, break her now!!

Calliope.
May 25th, 2009, 01:17 PM
5-4 now hold!!

rcirani
May 25th, 2009, 01:19 PM
She has to work on her serve and it is a fact, not an opinion and I think she knows that too. South is a good player, but obviously clay isn't her favorite surface and Michelle should win against her, so personally I was disappointed when she lost the first set 0-6. But I still support her and hope she can win.

To be honest, it was more sweetboy's comments I was taking exception to. Your comments were understandable.

Calliope.
May 25th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Ok ^^

5 all and I think she had a mp :sad:
Forca Michelle!!!

Calliope.
May 25th, 2009, 01:27 PM
6-5! Now hold Michelle, you can do it! Forca!!

HowardH
May 25th, 2009, 01:36 PM
She won! Finally managed to hold serve to finish the match.

Calliope.
May 25th, 2009, 01:38 PM
Michelle :woohoo: :bounce: I am really happy she won!! Congrats!! Zheng next, it will be a difficult match and she isn't the favorite, but who knows... I hope she will be on tv :p Good luck!!! :kiss:

Derek.
May 25th, 2009, 04:00 PM
Wow, I didn't even see that Michelle had her own thread. :o

But well done, Michelle! :yeah:

I wish it didn't take her so long to get into her matches though. :unsure:
She can't make a habit out of these three-set marathons recovering from a bagel. :o

Rui.
May 25th, 2009, 06:18 PM
Michelle :worship: No matter what you're a great fighter. :worship: With this result and with and some points on the grass she'll probably enter the USO MD directly in her best surface :worship:

Jose.
May 25th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Well done Michelle :worship: I am proud of you :hearts: Good luck against Zheng :scared:

toininha
May 25th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Was a beautiful moment for portuguese tennis:)
Good luck!
Grande michelle:)

hugo2004
May 25th, 2009, 09:42 PM
Wow, you lot are her fans? She is 16, she could do with support, not criticism. She's going to win (probably) and yet still gets all these insults from her fans. Poor girl. Also, the lack of respect shown to South here is sad, but not surprising considering Michelle's lack of respect for other players...

Michelle doesn´t have lack of respect for other players, the grunts is part of her game as for other players (Sharapova, etc). See what South said about it in the end of the game:

'I'd seen her play on YouTube, so I had expected there would be some pretty loud screams going on, which obviously got louder as the match went on' she said. 'It's just part of it. You get used to it.'

Parabéns Michelle! Boa sorte para a proxima ronda. She is ranked 96 now.

hugo2004
May 25th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Photos from today:

http://www.matchpointespana.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=1sosnmo5l6ai4

Calliope.
May 26th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Michelle second match on Court 7 tomorrow... good luck! :bounce: I hope to find a stream for that :angel:

hugo2004
May 26th, 2009, 09:39 PM
You can see it in eurosport player.
Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. (11:00 Start)
Na Li (CHN)[25] vs. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
Not Before 12:00
2 Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)[21] vs. Arnaud Clement (FRA) To Finish 3-6 6-3

Only after is Michelle

Calliope.
May 26th, 2009, 10:38 PM
You can see it in eurosport player.

No, I can't, eurosport player isn't available in Italy :bigcry:
Maybe on tennis channel tv, I found a way to see it :secret: I hope to find something...

hugo2004
May 27th, 2009, 12:04 AM
Try cctv.

Calliope.
May 27th, 2009, 08:30 AM
Try cctv.

Thanks, I'll try everything :p

Calliope.
May 27th, 2009, 12:27 PM
Michelle already 0-2, as usual :ras:

Calliope.
May 27th, 2009, 12:57 PM
3*-4, she needs to hold!
I wish I could see this :sad:

Calliope.
May 27th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Michelle 6-4!

Mistress of Evil
May 27th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Go, Michelle !!!

Nederlander RUS
May 27th, 2009, 01:15 PM
6-4 Hoooray@!!!!

PS Marta, hello!!!

Calliope.
May 27th, 2009, 01:18 PM
:wavey:
0-1 and bp :o

Calliope.
May 27th, 2009, 01:21 PM
0-2...
http://sports.cctv.com/live/04/index.shtml is showing it but it doesn't work for me :sad:

Calliope.
May 27th, 2009, 01:36 PM
4-2 don't choke please!
And I finally found a way to see the match :hearts:

Nederlander RUS
May 27th, 2009, 01:40 PM
4-3

Calliope.
May 27th, 2009, 01:42 PM
She held, 5-3! Break now Michelle!!

Nederlander RUS
May 27th, 2009, 01:45 PM
5-3

Calliope.
May 27th, 2009, 01:49 PM
She won :woohoo:

Mistress of Evil
May 27th, 2009, 01:49 PM
Great win for Michelle!!! Her first GS main draw and now she is in the 3rd round considering that she is only 16!!!

Nederlander RUS
May 27th, 2009, 01:50 PM
Michelle. great job!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana::banana::banana:

Calliope.
May 27th, 2009, 01:52 PM
Great win, I'm so proud of her :worship:
Rezai next :scared: hopefully on a good court, so we can see her :D
Good luck!! :bounce:

Calliope.
May 27th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Haters never shut up :o :rolleyes: Who cares, Michelle won and she is in R3 :bounce:

Nederlander RUS
May 27th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Haters never shut up :o :rolleyes: Who cares, Michelle won and she is in R3 :bounce:

they will shut up sometime... they just envy :lol:

Calliope.
May 27th, 2009, 02:37 PM
they will shut up sometime... they just envy :lol:

:lol: ;)
I feel sorry for Michelle, some of them is very rude :rolleyes:

hugo2004
May 27th, 2009, 02:42 PM
What a great match by Michelle! I saw it, very impressive. 69% of 1º serve, only 4 dfs. Amazing. If she can repeat this stats she can beat Rezai. Boa sorte.

car2drive2001
May 27th, 2009, 04:48 PM
What a great job Michelle. Shock the world.

Mistress of Evil
May 27th, 2009, 06:16 PM
From Eurosport's website:

French Open sees, hears future star De Brito

Wed 27 May, 06:45 PM

--AFP/Patrick Kovarik
AFP/Patrick Kovarik
view photo

PARIS (AFP) - At just 16, Michelle Larcher de Brito is the future of women's tennis and, on Wednesday, Roland Garros opened its eyes and covered its ears, as the Portuguese teenager reached the French Open last 32.

De Brito is yet another product of the Bolletieri Florida production line which produced among others Maria Sharapova.

Just like the Russian golden girl, de Brito was under Bolletieri's wing when she was still a child, in her case just nine years old. Also like Sharapova, she's not afraid to exercise the vocal chords when the pressure is on.

"It (the screams with every shot) doesn't bother me one little bit. It's just something I've done always since I started playing tennis," said de Brito, the world 132 who came through three rounds of qualifying to make the main draw on her Grand Slam debut.

"It's always something I've done. I'm going keep on doing it, because it's really part of my game."

On Wednesday, it was the turn of Chinese 15th seed Zheng Jie, a Wimbledon semi-finalist last year, to feel the full force of the de Brito game, honed on all-round powerful hitting as well as peak physical fitness.

Already comparisons are being made with former champion Monica Seles, who made the semi-finals here on her debut in 1989.

Seles holds the record for the youngest women's champion at Roland Garros when she took the 1990 title at 16 and six months; de Brito would be a younger champion should she go all the way.

"I really hope it won't end," she said of her run here which has featured two matches - the last round of qualifying and the first round of the main draw - when she lost the opening set 6-0.

De Brito insists that despite being uprooted to the US when she was nine, she has had no regrets, even if it meant missing out on large parts of her childhood.

"When I was nine I was still quite young. The only thing I really thought was about was tennis. I thought it was a really good thing to go America to improve," she explained.

"Sometimes I wonder how it would be like to be normal, a girl my age. But at the same time, I have this opportunity.

"People say I'm talented and I have a good chance of making it, so you don't want to throw away the opportunity. You don't want to say, 'Oh, I could have been No. 1' or 'I could have done that'. I'm quite happy with my choice."

De Brito, whose middle name of Larcher comes from having a French great-grandfather, picked up a racquet after watching her twin brothers, who are four years older, play the game.

Her father, who is also her coach, was a tennis lover and ignited the spark.

"One time my brothers won a tournament and I said, 'I also want to win a tournament'. My mom said, 'No, you have to practice and try and win'. I said, 'Okay'. I practiced every day and I played tournaments and I won. It was good.

ptitnavet
May 27th, 2009, 07:33 PM
That"s just awesome and amazing, Michelle !!!
Does someone have a video of her match, any highlights ??

Derek.
May 27th, 2009, 08:28 PM
Amazing win, Michelle! :worship:

hugo2004
May 28th, 2009, 12:43 AM
That"s just awesome and amazing, Michelle !!!
Does someone have a video of her match, any highlights ??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycfe-g87o1c

But if you subscribe eurosport player you can see all the match there, in te re-live.

HowardH
May 28th, 2009, 06:19 AM
Well done Michelle. Zheng Jie :hug:.

Here is a pic of Michelle from her match with Jie.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3620/3571551818_e5b93ba9f1_o.jpg

Calliope.
May 28th, 2009, 05:42 PM
I made some avatars :) I can resize them if someone wants :)
http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI1.png http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI2.png http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI3.png http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI4.png http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI5.png

Calliope.
May 28th, 2009, 06:19 PM
Michelle tomorrow plays the first match on Court Philippe Chatrier :hearts: Good luck!! :bounce:

ptitnavet
May 28th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Michelle tomorrow plays the first match on Court Philippe Chatrier :hearts: Good luck!! :bounce:
the first match ? :sad:
Oh well, I 'll take my mobile to follow the score :rolleyes:

Calliope.
May 28th, 2009, 06:27 PM
the first match ? :sad:
Oh well, I 'll take my mobile to follow the score :rolleyes:

Luckily I'll be at home tomorrow morining :p I hope Eurosport will show it!

ptitnavet
May 28th, 2009, 06:44 PM
I hope she 'll win, she'll have to force Rezai to move.
Too bad I 'll not be at home there will certainly show it in France.
I hope these match will be broadcast and we 'll can see it online after :)

Calliope.
May 28th, 2009, 08:10 PM
Does someone have a video of her match, any highlights ??

Something here: http://michellelarcherdebrito.blogs.sapo.pt/120519.html#comentarios

Jose.
May 28th, 2009, 08:15 PM
I made some avatars :) I can resize them if someone wants :)
http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI1.png http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI2.png http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI3.png http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI4.png http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI5.png

Please resize all them :hearts:

Calliope.
May 28th, 2009, 08:52 PM
Please resize all them :hearts:

Here :D

http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI1S.png http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI2S.png http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI3S.png http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI4S.png http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt302/wwtlgame/avatars/RGAVI5S.png

hugo2004
May 28th, 2009, 09:39 PM
Thanks for the avatar Calliope. Boa sorte para amanhã Michelle!

Calliope.
May 28th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Thanks for the avatar Calliope. Boa sorte para amanhã Michelle!

You are welcome, I'm glad you like them :) Btw, my name is Marta :wavey:
Good luck Michelle :bounce:

Derek.
May 28th, 2009, 10:29 PM
Good luck against Rezai, Michelle. :)

car2drive2001
May 28th, 2009, 10:36 PM
Why are people picking Rezai to beat Michelle?
Michelle should win this match.

Rui.
May 29th, 2009, 07:53 AM
Calliope/Marta fantastic avatars :worship:

I will only use one of them when she loses (or the tournament is over and she wins it :rolls: ) because i don't want to jinx her :p



Btw, i hope you all understood where those downloadable parts of her match are in the site someone posted before...

Marcelo.
May 29th, 2009, 09:01 AM
Amazing avatars, Calliope :hearts: :hug:
I'll use one too after the tournament :inlove: :lol:

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 09:13 AM
My Eurosport is showing Ana :o I have to find a live stream...

Marcelo.
May 29th, 2009, 09:13 AM
:sad: I can't find ant livestream :sad:

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 09:18 AM
:sad: I can't find ant livestream :sad:

Lots of channel are off air :o now I'm watching in tennis channel tv with hotspot shield :p (check live stream thread in rg forum ;))

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 09:25 AM
2-1*
Michelle made 2 df but held :) In the second game she had some bps but didn't manage to win the game.
She is hitting some good winners but also some silly ues...
Break her Michelle!

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 09:35 AM
Michelle got a lot of game points but eventually got broken :sad:

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 09:39 AM
3-3 :) Forca!
Michelle is on Es Italy now :hearts:

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 09:41 AM
Livestream http://www.atdhe.net/6860/watch-grand-slam-roland-garros :)

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 09:49 AM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=15751655 :o
4-4, forca Michelle! Destroy her please :angel: :p

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 09:58 AM
Aravane is gonna kill Michelle!

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 10:02 AM
5-6* and Michelle made a df on bp :o :sad: Fight Michelle!!

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 10:12 AM
6-6 tie break, go Michelleeee!!

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 10:19 AM
6-7 :sad:
2 dfs in the tie break and 8 in the match :o :sad:
Fight Michelle, win the second! :bounce:

Derek.
May 29th, 2009, 10:19 AM
Her serve cost her that set. :sad:

But she's fighting so well. :hearts:

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Her serve cost her that set. :sad:

But she's fighting so well. :hearts:

Yes :sad: Fight Michelle!!
No more Michelle on ES, I need a livestream :o

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 10:27 AM
0-2 :sad: fight Michelle!

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 10:41 AM
1-3 :sad: Michelle is losing this mostly because of her serve, the match is very close and those dfs make the difference :sad:
Fight Michelle, it is not over yet!

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 10:44 AM
1-4 :sad:

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 10:50 AM
1-5 :sad:

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 10:55 AM
2-5 and Aravane had 3mps, Michelle is such a great fighter :hearts:

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 10:58 AM
but she needs to improve her serve, 12 dfs :o she gave Aravane 3 games :o

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 11:02 AM
Lost 6-7 2-6 :sad: :sobbing: but won a lot of new haters :p
Still a good tournament for Michelle, 3rd round in her first grand slam main draw is a good result! And she will be top 100 :hearts:

Derek.
May 29th, 2009, 11:03 AM
Michelle. :sad:
But she fought really well. :hug:

Amazing tournament. :yeah:
Five hard fought wins. :worship:

But she has got to improve that serve. :unsure:
Especially that second serve which makes her so prone to double faults.

Derek.
May 29th, 2009, 11:16 AM
Michelle's defense was awesome too.

There are two things she needs to do:

1) Improve the serve.
2) Mix up the pace. She showed throw in more heavy topspin balls.

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 11:33 AM
Yes, serve is her biggest weakness. Next tournament will be Birmingham, she is in the qualies. We'll see how she plays on grass :)

Rui.
May 29th, 2009, 11:42 AM
Excellent tournament :worship:

Grass season here we go...

This 5 wins were really really good :worship:

She won a lot of points.. Will probably enter the USO MD directly and a WC at Wimbledon.

and she'll probably go to this tournaments with some rythm which was one of her problems last year, the fact that she would have to play only once a month didn't help....

As for grass I'm not sure how she'll do in it but let's see...This tournament proved Michelle has a great future ahead of her..

Marcelo.
May 29th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Great tournament Michelle :hearts: :inlove:

Who cares about the haters? Let them talk :inlove::shrug:

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 12:01 PM
Great tournament Michelle :hearts: :inlove:

Who cares about the haters? Let them talk :inlove::shrug:

I love haters, all great players have haters :hearts: :lol: and they are so funny :lol: even if sometimes are really rude :rolleyes:

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 12:53 PM
I just saw a little Michelle interview on ES :hearts:

Temperenka
May 29th, 2009, 03:59 PM
Michelle won me over today. I was previously apprehensive because of her scream, but I'm going to choose to get over it. I really enjoyed her feistiness and fight in addition to her game. At 16, her hard, smart hitting reminds me of the 4 girls at the top of my signature. Keep it up, I will be rooting for you, Michelle. Good luck at Wimbledon.

toininha
May 29th, 2009, 04:09 PM
Was really a great tournament. Now will be Wimbledon. Continua a gritar se isso t da forças:)

Sylvester
May 29th, 2009, 06:05 PM
Is there any Michelle avatar and signature image available?

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Is there any Michelle avatar and signature image available?

I made some yesterday :)

Big avies in this post: http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=15746776&postcount=398
Small avies in this post: http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=15748873&postcount=405

I will made more tomorrow :) And some signatures too, if I have time :)

Calliope.
May 29th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Pics from today :)
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/DVMuKxqk1F6/2009+French+Open+Day+Six/DV-lVEK-aEy/Michelle+Larcher+De+Brito

hugo2004
May 29th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Thanks for the pictures. Great match today, great RG. Good luck for Birmigham now.

Nederlander RUS
May 29th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Michelle, I love u, girl, no matter that so many people hate you, Much luck on the grass

hugo2004
May 30th, 2009, 12:06 AM
Press conference from today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2xbdyNPUwY

Sexysova
May 30th, 2009, 06:26 AM
Roland Garros R3: Aravane Rezai vs. Michelle Larcher De Brito

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photos/150x200/311791.jpg vs. http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photos/150x200/314929.jpg

MATCH: http://forum.vaidisova-nicole.com/viewtopic.php?f=79&t=5807&p=10752#p10752

Nederlander RUS
May 30th, 2009, 08:23 AM
thanks 4 the videos :worship:

Rui.
May 30th, 2009, 08:42 AM
Right now we are only 5 or 6 posting here but in some years we'll be so many. :inlove:

Calliope.
May 30th, 2009, 09:28 AM
and she will have her own forum :inlove:

Calliope.
May 30th, 2009, 10:05 AM
Some avies (new and old)

Big
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Calliope.
May 30th, 2009, 10:06 AM
Small
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Tomorrow I'll make some banners if I have time

Nederlander RUS
May 30th, 2009, 11:48 AM
Marta, great avies :)

Nederlander RUS
May 30th, 2009, 11:51 AM
Right now we are only 5 or 6 posting here but in some years we'll be so many. :inlove:

definitely

Calliope.
May 30th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Marta, great avies :)

Thanks!

Rui.
May 30th, 2009, 02:53 PM
Thanks for the avatars Marta :worship:

Derek.
May 30th, 2009, 02:59 PM
Love the avatars. :hearts:

hugo2004
May 30th, 2009, 03:33 PM
After RG the amount of people seeing my videos on youtube of her got a big boom. She said in a interview that she usually sees those videos. Great!

Nederlander RUS
May 30th, 2009, 08:27 PM
so, what are her next tournaments? Birmingham, Wim, Liverpool?

Calliope.
May 30th, 2009, 08:34 PM
She is in Birmingham qualies, then she will play Wimbledon qualies (or maybe they will give her a WC? :angel:). How many tournaments can she play after those two? I believe she can play only 13 this year... Maybe Stanford, Toronto, US Open, Beijing, Tashkent?

Rui.
May 30th, 2009, 08:34 PM
so, what are her next tournaments? Birmingham, Wim, Liverpool?

Birmingham, Liverpool and wimbledon :p

So if she is to play Liverpool she must be garanteed the Wimbledon wc or else she can't play the qualies right?

Calliope.
May 30th, 2009, 08:36 PM
:lol: we posted in the same time :p I don't know about Liverpool, she should play Wimbledon qualies in the same week :confused:

Nederlander RUS
May 30th, 2009, 08:40 PM
then I hope she plays Liverpool with the WC for Wim in her pocket :banana:

Calliope.
May 30th, 2009, 08:49 PM
It would be fantastic :hearts: Let's hope she can get a good draw! Can't wait to see her on grass!

Rui.
May 30th, 2009, 09:04 PM
not that that is a big indoors season this year :p

Rui.
May 30th, 2009, 09:05 PM
She can play 12 tournaments till she is 17. Slams and the Fed Cup don't enter this list of 12.

She played: Memphis, IW, Miami, Estoril, Madrid so she has 7 more. Probably she'll play Birmingham, 3 USO series and 3 more after the USO, maybe the Asian lower tiers swing? And then she has the USO and AO where she'll enter directly if she defends/wins some points.

i doubt she'll try the indoors season unless her ranking grows up really quickly. She isn't really good in indoors is she?

Nederlander RUS
May 30th, 2009, 09:24 PM
Vamos Michelle!!! :banana:

hugo2004
May 30th, 2009, 10:59 PM
She can play 12 tournaments till she is 17. Slams and the Fed Cup don't enter this list of 12.

She played: Memphis, IW, Miami, Estoril, Madrid so she has 7 more. Probably she'll play Birmingham, 3 USO series and 3 more after the USO, maybe the Asian lower tiers swing? And then she has the USO and AO where she'll enter directly if she defends/wins some points.

i doubt she'll try the indoors season unless her ranking grows up really quickly. She isn't really good in indoors is she?

No. She can play more 10 WTA tournaments, 1 Premier Mandatory and two GS until the end of the year.

Dodoboy.
May 30th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Good luck with this season :)

Calliope.
May 31st, 2009, 09:12 AM
No. She can play more 10 WTA tournaments, 1 Premier Mandatory and two GS until the end of the year.

Really? :eek: :bounce:

Nederlander RUS
May 31st, 2009, 09:14 AM
No. She can play more 10 WTA tournaments, 1 Premier Mandatory and two GS until the end of the year.

10 more? :eek:

Calliope.
May 31st, 2009, 09:35 AM
I found this: http://www.itftennis.com/womens/startingout/age.asp
Accordingly to that, she should have 12 this year...

Nederlander RUS
May 31st, 2009, 09:40 AM
so 7 more + 2 GS?

Calliope.
May 31st, 2009, 09:42 AM
:shrug: I don't know if slams must be counted in the list of 12!

Nederlander RUS
May 31st, 2009, 09:52 AM
no, as far as I know, Slams are not counted :)

Rui.
May 31st, 2009, 10:07 AM
:shrug: I don't know if slams must be counted in the list of 12!

she can only play 12 atleast according to the rules and slams and fed cup don't count on those 12.

Derek.
May 31st, 2009, 10:36 AM
Yes, slams are not counted as Michelle's ranking automatically gets her into them.

Dodoboy.
May 31st, 2009, 10:47 AM
What's her NEXT tournament?

Rui.
May 31st, 2009, 10:49 AM
What's her NEXT tournament?

Birmingham :D

Rui.
May 31st, 2009, 10:51 AM
how do you people think she'll do on the grass?

I hope she won't get a big server/returner...atleast not in her first matches or i won't be expecting a match over an hour...

Dodoboy.
May 31st, 2009, 11:02 AM
Ooo, i might go watch her :inlove:

Derek.
May 31st, 2009, 11:05 AM
how do you people think she'll do on the grass?

I hope she won't get a big server/returner...atleast not in her first matches or i won't be expecting a match over an hour...

Her groundstrokes are perfect for grass.
Just the low bounce may cause problems.

Hopefully her serve won't be too much of a problem. :unsure:

Calliope.
May 31st, 2009, 11:13 AM
I hope she doesn't draw someone with a big serve :unsure:

Rui.
May 31st, 2009, 11:44 AM
Her groundstrokes are perfect for grass.
Just the low bounce may cause problems.

Hopefully her serve won't be too much of a problem. :unsure:

That short-angled CC FH will do some damage :drool:
I hope she doesn't draw someone with a big serve :unsure:
She'll have to play one eventually if she wins vs the others...

hugo2004
May 31st, 2009, 11:53 AM
Yes, slams are not counted as Michelle's ranking automatically gets her into them.

GS, PM and Fed Cup doesn´t count for the 12 tournaments. So she played EO, Memphis (normal tournaments), IW, Miami and Madrid (PM), AO and RG (GS). So she has 10 normal tournaments, 2 GS and 1 PM to play this year.

Calliope.
May 31st, 2009, 11:57 AM
She'll have to play one eventually if she wins vs the others...

Sure, I meant in the first round ;)

Temperenka
Jun 1st, 2009, 02:33 AM
I just watched Michelle's interview on tennischannel.com. She is a very very nice girl and is more mature than I thought she was.

I'm a little worried for her for grass, but she should be going in with confidence especially because she just made the 3R of a slam on what she says is her worst surface. :)

Vamos, Michelle! :bounce:

Nederlander RUS
Jun 1st, 2009, 08:58 AM
she doesn't train with Nick any more?

hugo2004
Jun 1st, 2009, 07:32 PM
No.

_No20_
Jun 2nd, 2009, 12:51 AM
She needs to get a real trainer, not her father I mean. Pump the cardio also.

Nederlander RUS
Jun 3rd, 2009, 10:01 PM
yeah, she needs a coach father is cool, but I think it's very subjective :)

but still great to see Michelle in a good shape, hope her fairy-tale run will proceed on grass,

Michelle, boa sorte!!! :banana: :hearts:

hugo2004
Jun 5th, 2009, 06:25 PM
Michelle is going to play tomorrow around 16h pm (local time) in Birmigham against Natasha Khan english WC, 549 in the world, de 22 years old. Fourth game in Court 2.

Calliope.
Jun 5th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Good luck Michelle! :bounce:

Here the draw
(1)Alexandra Dulgheru v Eleni Daniilidou
Stefania Boffa v (16)Arantxa Parra Santonja

(2)Alberta Brianti v Natalie Grandin
Yulia Fedossova v (9)Angela Haynes

(3)Mariana Duque Marino v Abigail Spears
Lilia Osterloh v (11)Shenay Perry

(4)Michaela Krajicek v (wc)Jocelyn Rae
Irena Pavlovic v (14)Tatiana Poutchek

(5)Michelle Larcher De Brito v (wc)Natasha Khan
Tara Moore v (10)Chanelle Scheepers

(6)Carly Gullickson v Amanda Elliott
Raquel Kops-Jones v (13)Tomoko Yonemura

(7)Sofia Arvidsson v (wc)Jade Curtis
Naomi Broady v (15)Meng Yuan

(8)Anastasia Rodionova v (wc)Sarah Borwell
Aiko Nakamura v (12)Rika Fujiwara

Jose.
Jun 5th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Go Michelle!!! Really nice draw :hearts:

Nederlander RUS
Jun 5th, 2009, 10:11 PM
draw is good, good luck Michelle!!! :banana:

Derek.
Jun 6th, 2009, 08:05 AM
Good luck Michelle! :hearts:

Nederlander RUS
Jun 6th, 2009, 11:32 AM
it's still raining in B-gham :o

hugo2004
Jun 6th, 2009, 01:29 PM
It will rain all day in Birmingham. So Michelle will play tomorrow, and if it rains tomorrow she will play hard court indoor.

hugo2004
Jun 6th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Michelle plays tomorrow around 12:30 (local time). If she wins she will play the second and final round tomorrow late in the afternoon.