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laurie
Jan 7th, 2009, 12:34 PM
Sveta has been very quiet. So I am happy to hear she's back - bout time too!

http://livenews.com.au/Articles/2009/01/07/Kuznetsova_plotting_path_to_the_top

Kuznetsova plotting path to the top
7/01/2009 1:41:00 PM. | 0

World No.8 Svetlana Kuznetsova says she will use the Sydney International to springboard off her grand slam plateau.

The 23-year-old has not won a major tournament since the 2004 US Open, where she defeated fellow Russian Elena Dementieva.

Kuznetsova is making her second appearance in Sydney, a year after her final loss to retired world No.1 Justine Henin.

"Definitely it's great to face tough opponents before going into a grand slam, to try your strength outside a grand slam," Kuznetsova told reporters on Wednesday. "To experiment a little bit and do your best.

"I didn't have a great season last year so my goal is to practise and do better."

Kuznetsova, who arrived from Moscow on Monday, said she will be fit to play in Sydney's 30-plus degrees summer heat.

"You take it easy, you drink lots of water and try to adjust," she said.

"It's why I came a week before the tournament starts, so I have enough time for my body to adjust to the weather so it doesn't suffer a lot.

"It was snowing (in Moscow) and minus-15 degrees, but it's nice here.

"The bounce on the court is very high, but I like it. I feel very comfortable here."

Nine-time grand slam champion Serena Williams headlines this year's women's tournament, as well as world No.3 Dinara Safina and Olympic gold medallist Elena Dementieva.

Kuznetsova recorded a 6-3 6-3 win against Williams at the 2007 tennis Grand Prix in Germany before going down 6-2 6-4 to Tatiana Golovin in the semi-finals.
Williams arrives in Sydney on Thursday morning.

"There are very tough opponents here, but hopefully I'll do my best and win it," Kuznetsova said.

"It's going to be very nice to win it, it's one of my goals.

"I'm just looking to play some matches."

Wildcard entry Novak Djokovic is the top seed in the men's draw ahead of last year's Australian open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

The Sydney International runs from from January 11-17.

Bероника
Jan 7th, 2009, 01:40 PM
Good luck,Sveta :D I really hope 2009 will be her year.

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:10 AM
We can make this thread for Sydney ;)

Here's the draw:

(1)Serena Williams v Samantha Stosur
Sara Errani v Casey Dellacqua
Marion Bartoli v Q/LL
Dominika Cibulkova v (8)Caroline Wozniacki

(3)Elena Dementieva v Ekaterina Makarova
Victoria Azarenka v (wc)Jarmila Gajdosova
Q/LL v Daniela Hantuchova
Sybille Bammer v (6)Agnieszka Radwanska

(5)Svetlana Kuznetsova v Shuai Peng
Kaia Kanepi v Q/LL
Q/LL v Ai Sugiyama
Anabel Medina Garrigues v (4)Vera Zvonareva

(7)Nadia Petrova v Alize Cornet
Maria Kirilenko v Alisa Kleybanova
(wc)Emelyn Starr v Q/LL
Sorana Cirstea v (2)Dinara Safina

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:37 AM
Also playing doubles with Nadia :D

(1)Black/Huber (ZIM/USA) v Groenefeld/Sun (GER/CHN)
Cirstea/Dushevina (ROU/RUS) v (wc)Kuznetsova/Petrova (RUS)

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2009, 10:40 AM
Ken Rosewall Arena [11:00 start]
1. Kuznetsova vs. Peng

Already starting tonight for us europeans ;) :bounce: good cause I have a chance to stay up late :D

Naina
Jan 10th, 2009, 03:59 PM
Good Luck!!!!
Can't watch coz probably no livestream but there is always livescores. IF I wake at 5 in the morning on Sunday.;)

Анна
Jan 10th, 2009, 04:16 PM
Supposed to start in six hours for me ;), but probably no TV. Guess I'll be watching livescoring, though :).

Good Luck, Sveta!

ratherquirky
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:01 PM
I watched Amelie's matches in Brisbane with this site:
http://www.atdhe.net/
It worked great. Maybe they'll add Sydney to their list this week.

And I'm glad Nadia's well enough to play with Sveta. Great team!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:39 PM
thanks,I hope they show the match there :D

If not,last week they were showing matchs on betting site bet365 (only you have to registrate there and the screen is not big one,but better than nothing),so they'll probably will show Sydney matchs there too.

yeah I like the Nadia/Sveta team a lot as well.They always seem to have big fun the few times they've played together :D

Света_мой_№1
Jan 10th, 2009, 07:05 PM
If anybody has a livestream could they please post it here cuz I am not good at finding them and what time will the match start dutch/spanish time??

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2009, 07:09 PM
I think around 1 our time (or maybe 2),I don't know it exactly so I'll be checking livescores already at 1 :p

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2009, 07:11 PM
Sveta leads head-to-head with Peng:1-0.
They played long time ago but result was clear winning for Sveta.

2006 BEIJING HARD KUZNETSOVA 6-0 6-2

Света_мой_№1
Jan 10th, 2009, 07:12 PM
ok then I will be checking over here from one o clock if I am still awake

Milito22
Jan 10th, 2009, 07:33 PM
vamos!

charlieluvtennis
Jan 10th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Davai Sveta!!!! :p

I will stay awake tonight and find a live stream to watch her ;)

Света_мой_№1
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:08 PM
please people help me to stay awake I am tired already

charlieluvtennis
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:11 PM
please people help me to stay awake I am tired already

:lol: I know how you feel ;) i stayed up late watching the Auckland final so i didnt get much sleep!

But i cant find a live stream with Sveta match on! :confused:

:help:

Света_мой_№1
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:38 PM
well isnt it mostly just few minutes before the match starts cuz it is the first match of today

charlieluvtennis
Jan 10th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Hmm yeah maybe your right... I'll keep checking though just incase :)

Света_мой_№1
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:07 PM
the match is starting they are on live scores right now

anyone a livestream??

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:08 PM
no,livestream :sobbing:


vamos sveta!!!!!!!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:16 PM
1-0 :d

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Sveta leads 2-1 after a love game on serve.Davai!!! :bounce:

charlieluvtennis
Jan 10th, 2009, 11:36 PM
Davai Sveta!!!! :p

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:08 AM
sveta lost first set :help:

but now 2-1 for her in second :D

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:08 AM
and please stop scaring us :p

charlieluvtennis
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:11 AM
3-1 :)
Come on Sveta!

charlieluvtennis
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:15 AM
4-1 :D
Getting better ;)

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:15 AM
4-1 :bounce: come on,let's not relax now!!!!

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:20 AM
5-1 ;)

charlieluvtennis
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:20 AM
5-1 :bounce: I will be much happier when she gets the set! :lol:

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:21 AM
same here :lol:

Света_мой_№1
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:22 AM
1-1 in sets to close for my nerves

charlieluvtennis
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:25 AM
Yay! 6-1! You go girl! :lol:

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:26 AM
now we want serious stuff like in second set,Sveta ;)

charlieluvtennis
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Yeah deffo do :) and i'm happier now :D but will be even more happier once the third set is taken by Sveta ;)

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:30 AM
yeah and even happier if it's done fast :angel:

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:31 AM
1-1 :o sveta wants to stay us awake by scaring us

charlieluvtennis
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:33 AM
Yeah! Sveta, please win this quickly so we can go to bed :lol:

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:33 AM
2-1 :D good girl ;)

charlieluvtennis
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:38 AM
3-1
Keep it up Sveta! :D

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:40 AM
4-1 :d

Света_мой_№1
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:42 AM
ok 4-1 in 3th set not to happy about the match but will share my thought tommorow cuz am to tired I will finish the match and go to sleep right away

charlieluvtennis
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:46 AM
Sveta, dont let Peng get anymore games! :lol: please :angel:

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:50 AM
4-3 now :help:

charlieluvtennis
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:52 AM
Davai Sveta!!!! :)

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:56 AM
5-3 :bounce: we need one more game.Come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

charlieluvtennis
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:59 AM
DF on match point! :tape: davai Sveta!!!!

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:00 AM
and twice :tape:

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:01 AM
GSM :woohoo:

charlieluvtennis
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:01 AM
:woohoo: Sveta Won! :D Now we can go and sleep with happiness :lol:

Anniemac
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:03 AM
WooHoo Sveta :bounce:
Lets have more of that :worship::woohoo:

Ben.
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:06 AM
Not the best match from Sveta since it's only the beginning of the season for her. But a win is a win :yeah: :D

Very impressive with her groundstrokes, her forays into the net, and her serves which had quite some bite on them. I really believe she can beat anyone in the world with the game she has & if she can establish that mental toughness that she s'times lack in big matches.

svetaisthebest
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:18 AM
well done Sveta:banana:

that volley at the end of the match:speakles::worship:

Анна
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:10 AM
Definitely rusty, as expected. She must cut down the double faults. On the other hand, her second serve was better than last season, especially in the second set. We'll take a win, and hopefully she has a day off to improve on what went not so well. Nice work!

Naina
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:32 AM
well done!!!!!!!!!!!
hopefully she can win the next one in two sets:)

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2009, 11:48 AM
Sveta will face the winner of Kanepi vs Kerber,they play today.Sveta has an off-day as she's not scheduled in singles or doubles today.

Dinayer
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:16 PM
Good start :yeah: :yeah:

Света_мой_№1
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:52 PM
she won its a good start of the year. I couldnt see the match and dont know how she was playing but the scores sometimes scared me. but she did it I am happy if she gets kaia in the next round it will be a hard one I think cuz at roland garros the first set was pretty tight.

cant wait for the next match hope there is a livestream cuz only scores you dont get wiser from that.

Bероника
Jan 12th, 2009, 12:39 PM
Court 5 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Seppi vs. Mathieu
2. Kuznetsova vs. Kanepi
3. Cornet vs. Kleybanova
4. Cirstea/Dushevina vs. Kuznetsova/Petrova (after suitable rest)

Good luck in both matchs,Sveta!!! I'll check the score tomorrow morning as I think they will be played very late in the night here and won't be able to follow.


Davai!!! :bounce:

Света_мой_№1
Jan 12th, 2009, 12:55 PM
well I will watch early in the morning too and will record eurosport the next day they do a 2 hour program maybe she is in there.

Yarden
Jan 12th, 2009, 02:39 PM
Good luck Sveta :yeah: Does anyone knows if she plays doubles at the AO?

Bероника
Jan 12th, 2009, 03:10 PM
I guess we'll have to wait and see but I'm hoping she does play doubles there :D

Bероника
Jan 12th, 2009, 06:59 PM
Sveta won the only previous meeting with Kanepi,last year in RG quarterfinals.

Sveta leads head-to-head:1-0

2008 FRENCH OPEN CLAY S. KUZNETSOVA 7-5 6-2


make it 2-0 tonight! ;)

Света_мой_№1
Jan 12th, 2009, 08:26 PM
yeah come one sveta you can do it.

hope you make it a easy one

DAVAI!!!!

charlieluvtennis
Jan 12th, 2009, 08:50 PM
Davai Sveta! :)
Another good win, please! :angel: :lol:

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:25 AM
sveta's about to play:p

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:29 AM
Sveta broke for the first game:banana:

Анна
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:33 AM
It's just me, following live scoring ;)

Sveta up 2-0, nice start :)

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:34 AM
I'm following live scoring too:lol: only centre court matches are televised here:(

and yeah so far its a good start:)

Анна
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:43 AM
I thought Ken Rosewal court WAS the centre court *laughs*

She hung on, 3-1. I hope this isn't a long evening.

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:46 AM
yeah it is,but sveta's playing on court 5 :lol:

she's up 4-2 now:D

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:50 AM
Hope she can get through this one in 2 sets and get her confidence up after that 1st round scare. I wish I could see it. But then again, I would be way too overstimulated - there's also a very exciting hockey game on TV between my Dallas Stars and Detroit!
Go Sveta! (and go stars!)

Анна
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:55 AM
I just wasn't paying attention :lol:. Serena was out on KR Court.

Since you asked my opinion ;), I think the better match by far is on good old Court #5 :bounce:. Sveta won the first set!

Анна
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:59 AM
Hope she can get through this one in 2 sets and get her confidence up after that 1st round scare. I wish I could see it. But then again, I would be way too overstimulated - there's also a very exciting hockey game on TV between my Dallas Stars and Detroit!
Go Sveta! (and go stars!)

Totally OT, but I saw a story the other day about the Stars girls, who go out and sweep the ice during the hockey games. If I knew anything about hockey, and could ice skate, that would be so fun (next to driving the zamboni). I'll root for your Stars, but never your Cowboys! ;)

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:59 AM
Seems that Serena make quick work of Errani! Safina rolled past Dushevina. So it would only follow that Sveta dispatch Kanepi in such a fashion!

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:02 AM
svetaKfan-yeah:lol:hope she can continue in the second though:)
ratherquirky-yeah hope she can!!

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:03 AM
I'll root for your Stars, but never your Cowboys! ;)

OT: I hate the Cowboys too! No offense taken.

Now if Sveta can stay focused and roll on by. (And my Stars can pull off an upset.) Then my birthday wishes would be fulfilled! In fact, it's already my bday in Australia!

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:06 AM
OT: I hate the Cowboys too! No offense taken.

Now if Sveta can stay focused and roll on by. (And my Stars can pull off an upset.) Then my birthday wishes would be fulfilled! In fact, it's already my bday in Australia!

since I'm in Australia:rolls: Happy Birthday !!!!:D:bounce::aparty:

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:07 AM
I don't know much about Kanepi. Haven't seen her play. Does anyone know what her strengths are? Any dangers for Sveta you know about?

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:08 AM
since I'm in Australia:rolls: Happy Birthday !!!!:D:bounce::aparty:

THANKS!

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:11 AM
I hope Sveta can break back!

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:12 AM
I don't know much about Kanepi. Haven't seen her play. Does anyone know what her strengths are? Any dangers for Sveta you know about?

I don't know too much about her either,but I remember she had a really good serve and good groundstrokes too:shrug: but I think this match is really in Sveta's hands -if she plays well I'm sure she can win :lol:

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:18 AM
Sveta:sobbing: she got broken again:(

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:21 AM
Well Detroit scored and Sveta's trailing 4-2 in the second. Something unpleasantly cosmic may be at work here... :help:

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:26 AM
CRAP!!! A third set?!?!?

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:31 AM
yep :sobbing:

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:41 AM
OK, my Stars just won in overtime. It was exhilarating!!! I yelled. My neighbors are probably concerned.
This just means Sveta has to win!

Анна
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:46 AM
Congrats to the Stars :) And Happy Birthday tomorrow, RatherQuirky :)

Sveta broke to 3-2, so cross everything...I'm sure she wants to get out of there.

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:46 AM
yeah! she better hold serve here:(

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:54 AM
Thanks SvetaKFan!
And I hope Sveta finds her happy place soon.
Oh balls, she just got broken again!

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 02:58 AM
According to live score stats, she has a rather low 2nd return points won percentage. That tells me she's not being very aggressive, or Kanepi is serving extremely well, even on 2nds.... Damn, I wish I could see the match now!

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:10 AM
NO!!!! nonononono!
OK thank all divinities that she evened it at 5!

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:12 AM
she held :D

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:14 AM
OK her 1st serve % has improved, and her 2nd returns are better than K's. What gives????

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:16 AM
As you implied earlier, I guess it's that Kanepi serve that's befuddling her.

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:19 AM
yeah I hope she can force this match at least into a TB.

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:24 AM
Cool 4-2 in the TB!!

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Yes, please!!! 6-3!!!

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:27 AM
Glorious!!! My nerves are shot!
But a win is AWESOME!

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:30 AM
I know :haha: but yeah she won !!!:woohoo:

Анна
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:31 AM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Sveta, 62 26 76(3)!!!

This is only her second match of the season, and I don't know if I can take more nail-biters like this one :help:. C'mon, Sveta!

Now we wait a bit until she and Nadia play their doubles match, but I might well be in bed by then :lol:.

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 03:53 AM
Geeeez, Sveta must be exhausted and I don't know if Nadia had enough time to recover from her illness. But, then maybe Nads is primed to do some damage after her 1st round loss.
Cheers to Sveta and Nadia! I may hang around and watch the score board - even though I want to go to sleep soon.
BTW, is it OK and not off-topic if I cheer for Sveta+Nadia here?

Анна
Jan 13th, 2009, 04:45 AM
Geeeez, Sveta must be exhausted and I don't know if Nadia had enough time to recover from her illness. But, then maybe Nads is primed to do some damage after her 1st round loss.
Cheers to Sveta and Nadia! I may hang around and watch the score board - even though I want to go to sleep soon.
BTW, is it OK and not off-topic if I cheer for Sveta+Nadia here?

Well, I was going to do the same thing :lol:.

ratherquirky
Jan 13th, 2009, 04:55 AM
Ahhhh, SvetaKfan, you are a die-hard. I'm going to sleep. I have to be lively at work tomorrow. My best wishes to two of my favorites: Sveta and Nadia!
Davai!

Diogenovna
Jan 13th, 2009, 05:51 AM
oh, poor Sveta:sad:
http://s49.radikal.ru/i124/0901/71/573c2bb18e81.jpg

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 05:57 AM
Sveta:sobbing: I hope it doesn't affect her for the rest of the tournament:sad:

and she's still out there playing doubles too:unsure:

svetaisthebest
Jan 13th, 2009, 06:29 AM
they lost the first 6-2 but are now 2-0 up in the second.

Yarden
Jan 13th, 2009, 11:48 AM
I guess we'll have to wait and see but I'm hoping she does play doubles there :D

Yeah, she might play with Petrova.
They lost today in the first round to Cirstea/Dushevina 10-6 in 3rd set TB :(
OOP for tomorrow is out, Sveta will play on Court 1. Good luck :angel:

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Llodra vs. Nalbandian
2. Cornet vs. Safina (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Kuznetsova vs. Sugiyama
4. ATP: Nieminen vs. Guccione
5. ATP: Gasquet vs. Simon

Bероника
Jan 13th, 2009, 12:14 PM
oh, poor Sveta:sad:
http://s49.radikal.ru/i124/0901/71/573c2bb18e81.jpg


What happened to her? Is it serious? I was just too happy and relieved to see she had won (ok,i knew Kanepi would make things difficult but not that difficult :help:) and now I'm concerned after seeing this photo. Well she also played doubles so she might be ok afterall.

Anyone saw the match?

Bероника
Jan 13th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Sveta leads Sugiyama 6-1 in previous matchs

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerheadtoheaddetail.asp?PlayerID=110552&Player1ID=190353&x=5&y=12

svetaisthebest
Jan 14th, 2009, 01:02 AM
I didn't see the match but someone in GM who went to the match said it didn't appear serious so hopefully it isn't anything to worry about:)

Aleksandrina
Jan 14th, 2009, 03:05 AM
Safina will now meet Japan’s Ai Sugiyama in the semifinals after she was handed a walkover by Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, who withdrew with an abdominal complaint.

Kuznetsova, who has beaten China’s Peng Shuai and Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi this week, informed tournament organisers of her decision this morning.

http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/2009/01/safina-advances-to-semifinals

:( :( :(

ratherquirky
Jan 14th, 2009, 03:37 AM
Safina will now meet Japan’s Ai Sugiyama in the semifinals after she was handed a walkover by Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, who withdrew with an abdominal complaint.

Kuznetsova, who has beaten China’s Peng Shuai and Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi this week, informed tournament organisers of her decision this morning.

http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/2009/01/safina-advances-to-semifinals

:( :( :(

THAT SUCKS!!! Poor Sveta. Maybe she's being extra careful and saving herself for the Aussie Open. I hope it's not serious.
Geez, first Amelie then Sveta.

Bероника
Jan 14th, 2009, 04:52 AM
oh god :sad: I hate waking up to such news:

http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/svetlana.jpg
Kuznetsova in doubt for AO

Rob O'Gorman Wednesday 14 January 2009
Svetlana Kuznetsova is in doubt for the Australian Open after withdrawing from her quarterfinal match at the Medibank International Sydney today.
The Russian suffered an abdominal strain in her second round win over Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi on Tuesday and after warming up this morning, she opted to hand quarterfinal opponent Ai Sugiyama a walkover.
“I felt it a little bit before, but I thought, well, it’s just tight muscle. Now every time I start to pull it feels worse and worse. Yesterday I could manage to finish and win the match [but] I went to warm-up today and it was worse,” she told the media.
“For the moment physio’s telling me to rest two days maybe, not to do anything. Maybe don’t play tennis also.”
“Then I’ll start to play little by little. I [will] do MRI on site tomorrow to figure out what I have there and see how it can be managed to cure this problem to be better for Melbourne.”
It’s not the first time Kuznetsova has suffered the injury having played the 2006 French Open final with a similar ailment.
“I played French Open all tournament with this injury serving slowly,” she said.
“I know what it is, and I cannot let myself injure it even worse. I have to be careful, and especially [because the] Grand Slam’s next week.”
“I need to see two, three days how it’s recovering. It’s not terribly bad like I cannot laugh. I can laugh. The only thing, I cannot serve, and sometimes backhand is tough.”
The former US Open champion said it was disappointing to suffer an injury so close to the Australian Open.
“I’m very disappointed because I [have] been working very hard pre‑season. I wanted to go out there today so much and play.”
“It’s very hard to take this decision, because me, to convince myself that I have an injury, it’s really tough.”
The Australian Open begins on Monday January 19.

:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

svetaisthebest
Jan 14th, 2009, 04:57 AM
:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

Ben.
Jan 14th, 2009, 05:36 AM
This absolutely sucks that Sveta sustains an injury just before the AO :sad:
I was so optimistic that 2009 was gonna be a successful year for her - winning tournaments & staying healthy. Now this happen :(

I wanna see her play the AO, but I don't want her to risk her health any further if she has an injury like that. It's better to see her at 100% than 45%.

Just rest up Sveta :hug:

Yarden
Jan 14th, 2009, 12:35 PM
:bigcry:

I really want her to play at the AO :sad: But for now she has to rest and wait untill the MRI result.

laurie
Jan 14th, 2009, 12:40 PM
It's not looking good at the moment, hopefully it will improve. Let's see what happens by the weekend.