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The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2009, 12:21 AM
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Tour Championships, Madrid

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Week 21 * YEC * Draw Size 8

S1 Winner - Venus Williams
S2 Winner - Alicia Molik

Madrid, ESP - Welcome and congratulations to the top 8 players of the season! All your hard work has paid off, and now we'll see who's the best of the best at this week's season-ending championships, it should be a great week, good luck to all!

Points Deadline - Tuesday 18:00 CET

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Aces To Play

Clijsters - 3
Domachowska - 3
Kirilenko - 1
Krajicek - 2
Molik - 1
Morigami - 0
Pennetta - 2
Sharapova - 3

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Groups

Blue Group

Kim Clijsters
Maria Sharapova
Michaella Krajicek
Flavia Pennetta

Black Group

Alicia Molik
Marta Domachowska
Maria Kirilenko
Akiko Morigami

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Points To Defend

750 -

Molik

535 -

Mauresmo

335 -

Jankovic
Clijsters

185 -

Myskina

105 -

Tanasugarn
Krajicek

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2009, 12:23 AM
Player Of The Week


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Maria Kirilenko

Since Molik won Quebec, it has to go to MK who reached the QFs with 0 aces, now please don't go crazy Maria :tape: Now everyone besides Akiko has at least 1 ace.

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2009, 12:23 AM
Profiles

Alicia Molik
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Coach - ...[Harvs]...
Nationality - AUS
Rank - #1
Favourite Surface - Grass

W - Auckland, Sydney, Australian Open, Antwerp, Quebec City
RU - N/A
SF - Eastbourne

Alicia took the #1 ranking shortly after the season began and has held it all season :worship: She dominated in her native Australia and has had a surge of form lately as she attempts to defend her YEC crown, the year-end #1 is not guaranteed with Clijsters not far behind, but Alicia beat Kim both times they played indoors this season, and even though she has just a single ace, she's looking in good shape to defend this week.

***

Kim Clijsters
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Coach - Hashim.
Nationality - BEL
Rank - #2
Favourite Surface - Clay

W - Amelia Island, Strasbourg, Roland Garros
RU - US Open, Antwerp, Quebec City
SF - Olympics, New Haven

As you can see from her results, Kim has been rampant this season, unlike last season where she dominated the clay but did little else on other surfaces, Kim has shown her improvement this season by recording impressive results on all surfaces, and with 3 aces is a big threat to end the season with another title.

***

Maria Sharapova
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Coach - Daniela-Is-Mine
Nationality - RUS
Rank - #3
Favourite Surface - Hard

W - Cincinnati, US Open
RU - Wimbledon, Moscow
SF - Birmingham, Antwerp

I knew at the end of last season that Masha had bright prospects this season and she proved me right, she became part of the ATC elite in the middle of the season by reaching back-to-back Slam finals at Wimbledon and the US Open, winning the latter, and a series of other good results have seen her shoot up the rankings, she too has 3 aces, and is another hot contender to win this week.

***

Marta Domachowska
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Coach - Natash.
Nationality - POL
Rank - #4
Favourite Surface - Hard

W - Toronto, New Haven, Moscow
RU - Gold Coast
SF - Rome, Cincinnati

Whilst Marta has failed to produce her best form at the Slams, she's shone on the regular tour, winning 2 Tier Is, and reaching several semi-finals, she's got 3 aces and could obliterate the field if she brings her best tennis this week.

***

Michaella Krajicek
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Coach - BWLH
Nationality - NED
Rank - #5
Favourite Surface - Grass

W - N/A
RU - Birmingham, New Haven
SF - 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon

Despite having a poor season compared to the excellent standard she set in S2, Misa still qualifies for the YEC for the 3rd season in a row :worship: Her form has deserted her though and she's a known headcase, so who knows what will happen to her this week :tape:

***

Maria Kirilenko
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Coach - MH0861
Nationality - RUS
Rank - #6
Favourite Surface - Plexi

W - Birmingham
RU - Auckland, Australian Open, Eastbourne
SF - Antwerp

How great is it to see fan favourite MK at the YEC :hearts: Stellar results on plexi and grass have seen Maria safely to Madrid, but she's lacking in aces and will need to be in inspired form to overcome the array of 3-acers and Molik and win the title.

***

Flavia Pennetta
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Coach - Vz.Chy
Nationality - ITA
Rank - #7
Favourite Surface - Grass

W - 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon, Olympics
RU - N/A
SF - Toronto

Flavia exploded onto the tour like a hurricane during the grass season and went on a brilliant tear winning Wimbledon and the Olympics, she's been pretty quiet of late, but she's capable of anything is the Flavbot6200X :scared:

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Akiko Morigami
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Coach - ArturoAce.
Nationality - JPN
Rank - #8
Favourite Surface - Clay

W - N/A
RU - Roland Garros
SF - Australian Open, Amelia Island

Akiko makes it here by virtue of two very good Slam runs, and that's basically it :lol: She has 0 aces to use this week and will do well to avoid finishing last in her group.

Harvs
Mar 16th, 2009, 12:40 AM
i have been number one almost the whole year... and havent received POW once... alicia is god, just putting that out there...

MH0861
Mar 16th, 2009, 12:49 AM
I don't know if I want POTW, it never ends pretty :rolls: I shall try though :hearts:

MH0861
Mar 16th, 2009, 12:52 AM
How do points work for this? SORRY AFTER TWO YEARS IN LINZ I AM A FIRST TIMER

Same points for all RR matches, then we can switch for SF?

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:24 AM
Preview and all the other stuff posted.

How do points work for this? SORRY AFTER TWO YEARS IN LINZ I AM A FIRST TIMER

Same points for all RR matches, then we can switch for SF?

You can send a set of points for each opponent if you like, or you can just send one set for all.

Semi-finalists then have the option of changing before the semis are played :p

Harvs
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:28 AM
will all matches be livescores?

and i play morigami first yea??

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:34 AM
...;15198554']will all matches be livescores?

and i play morigami first yea??

1. No

2. I'll release the OOP tomorrow, you could play anyone :p

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2009, 01:38 AM
Important.

If you're sending points for different opponents, it has to be before the deadline, you can't change in the middle of the group stage, so whatever points of yours I have at the deadline, that's what I use for all 3 matches, thanks :)

Koon
Mar 16th, 2009, 05:57 AM
Flavia's draw is worst :sad: :sobbing:

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Tuesday OOP


Blue Group

Kim Clijsters v Michaella Krajicek

Maria Sharapova v Flavia Pennetta

Black Group

Alicia Molik v Maria Kirilenko

Marta Domachowska v Akiko Morigami

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 17th, 2009, 10:50 PM
Congrats Kim!:worship:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Mar 17th, 2009, 10:52 PM
Congrats Kim!:worship:

:lol:

The Daviator
Mar 17th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Day 1 results coming up :rolls:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Mar 17th, 2009, 10:57 PM
:scared:

The Daviator
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:01 PM
Round Robin

Blue Group

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Krajicek def. Clijsters
6-3 4-6 6-3

Quite a surprise given both players' current form, but Misa sent new points and has only 1 less ace, so she was always in with a shot, congrats, Kim :hug:

The Daviator
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:04 PM
Round Robin

Black Group

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Kirilenko def. Molik
6-0 6-0 :speakles:

The world #1 is given a double bagel :speakles: :bolt: MK :bowdown: Incredible performance from her! Alicia :eek: :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:04 PM
I thought that was Tati's pic for once.:unsure:
:haha: Misa must have won some lucky CTs.:) :dance:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:06 PM
Oh my goodness! :haha:
Alicia :tape: :rolls: :help: :shrug: :hug:
Makiri :worship: Looking strong.:yeah:

2 #1's in ATC have been double bagelled before(but Alicia is the only one who was double bagelled during the #1 reign).:tape:
Alicia almost want to achieve everything in ATC, both good records and bad ones.:haha:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:07 PM
Misa, Makiri :worship:

The Daviator
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Round Robin

Blue Group

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Pennetta def. Sharapova
6-1 5-7 6-1 :eek:

The YEC favourites have all fallen apart with the pressure :haha: Flavia was a machine as ever, Masha :hug:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:09 PM
:tape:

:o

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:11 PM
:tape: Top 3 players :help: Thank god Misa is no top 3 anymore.:rocker2: :haha: I don't think top 3 seeds played well in this event before.:p

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:11 PM
Now Akiko for another upset!:devil:

Koon
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:11 PM
OMG Flavia wins :woohoo: :bounce:

The Daviator
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Round Robin

Black Group

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Domachowska def. Morigami
6-1 6-2

Well at least one of the favourites showed up today :lol: Looking good Marta :yeah: Akiko :lol:

Koon
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:16 PM
I thought I would lose all my matches . :D But can't believe that I won a match :haha:
I know I will lose next 2 matches :D

The Daviator
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Standings

Blue Group

Pennetta 1-0 2-1 17-9
Krajicek 1-0 2-1 16-12
Clijsters 0-1 1-2 12-16
Sharapova 0-1 1-2 9-17

Black Group

Kirilenko 1-0 2-0 12-0
Domachowska 1-0 2-0 12-3
Morigami 0-1 0-2 3-12
Molik 0-1 0-2 0-12

The Daviator
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:25 PM
Wednesday OOP


Blue Group

Kim Clijsters v Maria Sharapova

Michaella Krajicek v Flavia Pennetta

Black Group

Alicia Molik v Marta Domachowska

Maria Kirilenko v Akiko Morigami

MH0861
Mar 17th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Round Robin

Black Group

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Kirilenko def. Molik
6-0 6-0 :speakles:

The world #1 is given a double bagel :speakles: :bolt: MK :bowdown: Incredible performance from her! Alicia :eek: :hug:

:spit: :haha: :D

Koon
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:09 AM
Finally meet Krajicek :D :haha:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 18th, 2009, 05:22 AM
What?:rolleyes: You're going to steamroll Misa 6-2, 6-3.:ras: Unless Dav is kind enough to spare a set for Misa.:shrug:

Harvs
Mar 18th, 2009, 07:32 AM
Round Robin

Black Group

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Kirilenko def. Molik
6-0 6-0 :speakles:

The world #1 is given a double bagel :speakles: :bolt: MK :bowdown: Incredible performance from her! Alicia :eek: :hug:

HAHAHAHAHA... how depressing lol. how many cointosses did i lose? i cant even remember what points i sent for MK..

Koon
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:24 AM
What?:rolleyes: You're going to steamroll Misa 6-2, 6-3.:ras: Unless Dav is kind enough to spare a set for Misa.:shrug:

Remember that I lost 2 match in a row with this tactic :o
A win over Maria just a fluke :p

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 18th, 2009, 09:51 AM
Remember that I lost 2 match in a row with this tactic :o
A win over Maria just a fluke :p

Yeah, whatever. :rolleyes:
Congrats Flavia!:worship:

MH0861
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:06 AM
...;15215371']HAHAHAHAHA... how depressing lol. how many cointosses did i lose? i cant even remember what points i sent for MK..

Well, I sent new points especially for you :rolls:

Harvs
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:40 AM
Well, I sent new points especially for you :rolls:

same here:) well kinda... i knew u would but i just cbf'd changing them once i had already sent them and thought about it haha, my bad

Koon
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:50 AM
Yeah, whatever. :rolleyes:
Congrats Flavia!:worship:

:worship:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:27 PM
:scratch:

Koon
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:36 PM
Flavia will never face Misa :o

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:46 PM
Oh shut up.

MH0861
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:59 PM
Misa getting snappy :rolls:

Dav is obviously out celebrating MK's tour-defining win right now :D

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 19th, 2009, 12:46 AM
Dav :D

Natash.
Mar 19th, 2009, 12:58 AM
Marta. :worship: :D :)

Maria K :haha: :lol: Amaze.

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 19th, 2009, 01:51 AM
Finally :)

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 01:53 AM
Dav :D

Don't "Dav :D" me after what you did in BB :ras:

MH0861
Mar 19th, 2009, 01:54 AM
Don't "Dav :D" me after what you did in BB :ras:

I don't know what happened in BB but I hope this results in Misa losing some "CTs"

YEAH YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 19th, 2009, 01:55 AM
Don't "Dav :D" me after what you did in BB :ras:

Huh?:confused:

You mean I voted you?:shrug: I didn't.:shrug: :tape:

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 01:58 AM
I don't know what happened in BB but I hope this results in Misa losing some "CTs"

YEAH YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

I have a feeling an 'MK Special' is on the cards for some of our participants this evening :angel:

Huh?:confused:

You mean I voted you?:shrug: I didn't.:shrug: :tape:

Seriously? :spit: Well one of you 3 is lying or the game is rigged :help:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:01 AM
How dare you put a blame on me just like that.:rolleyes:
You trusted others but not me.:rolleyes: Well, then I think you deserve to be out.:nerner:

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:20 AM
Round Robin

Blue Group

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Sharapova def. Clijsters
7-6(7) 6-4

Very close match with lots of CTs, Masha was the lucky one today, bad luck Kim, but she still has a small chance of making it through.

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:22 AM
How dare you put a blame on me just like that.:rolleyes:
You trusted others but not me.:rolleyes: Well, then I think you deserve to be out.:nerner:

Young_gunner and Uranium said they didn't vote me out, so that leaves you :shrug: Anyway, we'll move on!

Uranium
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:24 AM
Young_gunner and Uranium said they didn't vote me out, so that leaves you :shrug: Anyway, we'll move on!

I did vote Gigi out along with Andreas:angel:

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:27 AM
Round Robin

Black Group

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Molik def. Domachowska
7-5 7-5

Alicia did not let the double bagel get her down and put in a brilliant performance to keep her YEC hopes alive :yeah: Marta :hug:

MH0861
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:27 AM
A house with Gigi, Uranium and Krapjack, what type of residence is this :rolls: You are lucky you escaped Dav :lol:

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:30 AM
Round Robin

Blue Group

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Krajicek def. Pennetta
1-6 7-6(3) 7-6(2) :spit:

Bit of a choke by Flavia :o After two YEC flops it looks Misa will finally do well at the Tour Champs, congrats :p

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:34 AM
Round Robin

Black Group

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Kirilenko def. Morigami
6-4 6-3

Same result as last week as MK virtually guarantees her SF spot :worship: :inlove: Good luck in S4 Akiko ;)

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Standings

Blue Group

Krajicek 2-0 4-2 31-30
Sharapova 1-1 3-2 22-27
Pennetta 1-1 3-3 35-22
Clijsters 0-2 1-4 22-29

Black Group

Kirilenko 2-0 4-0 24-7
Domachowska 1-1 2-2 22-17
Molik 1-1 2-2 14-22
Morigami 0-2 0-4 10-24

MH0861
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:42 AM
MK :worship:

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:47 AM
Thursday OOP


Blue Group

Michaella Krajicek v Maria Sharapova

Kim Clijsters v Flavia Pennetta

Black Group

Alicia Molik v Akiko Morigami

Maria Kirilenko v Marta Domachowska

Daniela-Is-Mine
Mar 19th, 2009, 03:04 AM
Me vs. Misa :boxing:

Koon
Mar 19th, 2009, 05:08 AM
Congrats Misa :sad:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 19th, 2009, 05:40 AM
:haha: That was so lucky again.:tape:
Great match Flavia.:hug: Thanks Dav for sparing me some lucky CTs.:hug:

Koon
Mar 19th, 2009, 05:47 AM
Misa and Maria will move to SF :bounce: congrats :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 19th, 2009, 05:57 AM
Unless Kim beat you, or else I might not qualify again if Maria beats me and you win.:o

Koon
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:06 AM
Unless Kim beat you, or else I might not qualify again if Maria beats me and you win.:o

Kim has more Ace than me :p :o
But I can't see Maria beat you this time :nerner: :silly:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:20 AM
Oh whatever. I begin to see you are trying to become a second me very soon.:tape:

Koon
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:33 AM
:ras:

Harvs
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Round Robin

Black Group

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Molik def. Domachowska
7-5 7-5

Alicia did not let the double bagel get her down and put in a brilliant performance to keep her YEC hopes alive :yeah: Marta :hug:

aaagh thank god:)

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:59 PM
I just found out Alicia got double bagelled as well in YEC last season against JJ after winning first set.:haha: YECBagelicia!:hearts:

dawid
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:21 PM
I just found out Alicia got double bagelled as well in YEC last season against Kim Clijsters after winning first set.:haha: YECBagelicia!:hearts:

;)

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Final group matches coming up.

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Round Robin

Blue Group

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Krajicek def. Sharapova
6-4 5-7 6-1

After sucking all through the indoor season, Misa ends up topping her group beating Clijsters and Sharapova :eek: Maria must wait and see if she makes it through ;)

Daniela-Is-Mine
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:17 PM
:o

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:19 PM
Round Robin

Black Group

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Molik def. Morigami
5-7 6-4 7-6(2)

Credit to Alicia for bouncing back from a terrible start to win her other two matches :yeah: But will it be enough? ;) Akiko gets the wooden spoon :hug:

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Round Robin

Blue Group

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Clijsters def. Pennetta
1-6 7-5 6-4

Well done to Kim for getting a win but unfortunately because she lost a set it means that Sharapova is through! Kim & Flavia :hug:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:28 PM
Masha!!!!!

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:30 PM
Round Robin

Black Group

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Domachowska def. Kirilenko
6-1 6-1

MK preserving her energy for the semis, smart move :cool: And well done to Marta! But who exactly will qualify from this group? :eek:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:33 PM
:haha: Misa qualifies with 3-0 in the toughest group after a terrible season.:haha:

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:38 PM
Standings

Blue Group

Krajicek 3-0 6-3 48-42
Sharapova 1-2 4-4 34-44
Pennetta 1-2 4-5 50-36
Clijsters 1-2 3-5 36-44

Black Group

Domachowska 2-1 4-2 34-19
Kirilenko 2-1 4-2 26-19
Molik 2-1 4-3 32-37
Morigami 0-3 1-6 27-42

Harvs
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:41 PM
dang. well done girls:)

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:41 PM
In the blue group, Misa comes top with a 3-0 record, everyone else is tied on 1-2 but as Masha has the best set record, she takes 2nd place and also goes through.

In the black group, Marta, MK and Alicia all went 2-1, but since Marta and MK have the best set record, they go through, as Marta has the best game record and the H2H over MK, she tops the group.

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:42 PM
...;15225664']dang. well done girls:)

At least you have secured year-end #1 :yeah:

EDIT: Actually, Sharapova can still get it :o

Natash.
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Glamorous Black Group! :hearts: :inlove: :)

Harvs
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:44 PM
At least you have secured year-end #1 :yeah:

so sharapova cant get it if she wins????:hearts:

and question (just for my own self-helpness - cant think of the proper word haha)... how would i have gone against MK is she hadnt had POW:):)

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Pennetta actually have better games record among us but still couldn't qualify.:p

Daniela-Is-Mine
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:45 PM
I can be #1 :eek:

:hearts:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:45 PM
...;15225685']so sharapova cant get it if she wins????:hearts:

and question (just for my own self-helpness - cant think of the proper word haha)... how would i have gone against MK is she hadnt had POW:):)

She didn't even use the extra ace against you.:bigwave:

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:46 PM
Updated Draw

Michaella Krajicek v Maria Kirilenko

Marta Domachowska v Maria Sharapova

Semi-finalists now have the option of changing points if they wish, they have until 21:00 CET on Friday.

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:48 PM
...;15225685']so sharapova cant get it if she wins????:hearts:

and question (just for my own self-helpness - cant think of the proper word haha)... how would i have gone against MK is she hadnt had POW:):)

No, Sharapova can get it, sorry :lol: :tape: Will calculate her chances in a sec.

You mean how would you have done with MK's old indoor pts? She probably would have sent new ones anyway even without POTW, MK is a smart cookie :p

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:49 PM
MK in semis.:o

Daniela-Is-Mine
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:51 PM
ll send after u calculate my chances :p

Harvs
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:53 PM
No, Sharapova can get it, sorry :lol: :tape: Will calculate her chances in a sec.

You mean how would you have done with MK's old indoor pts? She probably would have sent new ones anyway even without POTW, MK is a smart cookie :p

but i mean... for example, had i lost last weeks final, i would have probably had POTW...
and im just wondering by kind of looking at the points, who do you think would have won had i had 2 aces and MK 0 with those same points... lol im just wondering:)

MH0861
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:53 PM
MK in semis.:o

What is THAT exactly supposed to mean, you washed up S3 title-less hack? :p

MH0861
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:54 PM
...;15225733']but i mean... for example, had i lost last weeks final, i would have probably had POTW...
and im just wondering by kind of looking at the points, who do you think would have won had i had 2 aces and MK 0 with those same points... lol im just wondering:)

I would have sent the same points I did but with a 13, I think I would have beaten you anyway :p

MH0861
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:57 PM
...;15225733']but i mean... for example, had i lost last weeks final, i would have probably had POTW...
and im just wondering by kind of looking at the points, who do you think would have won had i had 2 aces and MK 0 with those same points... lol im just wondering:)

Um you won 68 titles this year, LET IT GO AND GIVE OTHERS A CHANCE. :p

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2009, 11:58 PM
...;15225733']but i mean... for example, had i lost last weeks final, i would have probably had POTW...
and im just wondering by kind of looking at the points, who do you think would have won had i had 2 aces and MK 0 with those same points... lol im just wondering:)

Well if you had 2 aces and MK had 0 then you would have had a good chance to win I'd imagine, so maybe it was a bad thing you won Quebec :p

The rankings situation currently looks like this -

Alicia Molik - 3763
Maria Sharapova - 3605

So if Sharapova makes the final (and thus adds another 200 pts), she's the year-end #1!

Harvs
Mar 20th, 2009, 12:00 AM
Um you won 68 titles this year, LET IT GO AND GIVE OTHERS A CHANCE. :p

um i was just curious:) cause as soon as i won quebec i knew it was a bad thing:)

Harvs
Mar 20th, 2009, 12:01 AM
Well if you had 2 aces and MK had 0 then you would have had a good chance to win I'd imagine, so maybe it was a bad thing you won Quebec :p

The rankings situation currently looks like this -

Alicia Molik - 3763
Maria Sharapova - 3605

So if Sharapova makes the final (and thus adds another 200 pts), she's the year-end #1!

ew. lol.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Mar 20th, 2009, 12:02 AM
:eek:

PRESSURES ON!!!

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 20th, 2009, 12:02 AM
Go Maria!!!:rocker2:

MH0861
Mar 20th, 2009, 12:02 AM
So we have Sharapova, Domachowska, Kirilenko :hearts: .... and Krajicek

PICK THE ODD THING WOMAN OUT :D

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 20th, 2009, 12:03 AM
...;15225770']um i was just curious:) cause as soon as i won quebec i knew it was a bad thing:)

Yeah, Misa won Quebec City last season and ended up 0-3.:haha: Still you'd still be Player of The Year, just like Misa did last season.:p :lol: :hug:

The Daviator
Mar 20th, 2009, 12:05 AM
I think Krajicek-Kirilenko will be the ATC equivalant of the men's 2008 Wimbledon final :hearts:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 20th, 2009, 12:14 AM
I think Krajicek-Kirilenko will be the ATC equivalant of the men's 2008 Wimbledon final :hearts:

Krajicek will be Federer then.:o

The Daviator
Mar 20th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Time for the semis!

The Daviator
Mar 20th, 2009, 08:30 PM
Semi-Finals

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Sharapova def. Domachowska
7-5 7-5

So Sharapova is the year-end #1! :eek: :worship: Congrats! And now a chance to win the YEC :yeah: Marta you still had an awesome season :worship: :hug: Alicia :hug: ;)

The Daviator
Mar 20th, 2009, 08:33 PM
Semi-Finals

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Krajicek def. Kirilenko
7-6(4) 7-6(5)

MK :bigcry: There was only 1 CT and didn't make a difference :sad: Can't believe Misa is in the final :o Congrats I guess :ras:

The Daviator
Mar 20th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Updated Draw

Michaella Krajicek v Maria Sharapova

Finalists now have the option of changing points if they wish, deadline is 21:00 CET on Saturday.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Mar 20th, 2009, 08:58 PM
:banana:

NEW POINTS SOON!

Will you send me my old ones back!

Harvs
Mar 21st, 2009, 02:39 AM
how disappointing for the tennis community:( dark, dark day..

Koon
Mar 21st, 2009, 04:04 AM
They meet again :haha:

The Daviator
Mar 21st, 2009, 08:55 PM
Final coming up :yawn:

The Daviator
Mar 21st, 2009, 08:58 PM
Final

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dawid
Mar 21st, 2009, 08:59 PM
Go Misa!

MH0861
Mar 21st, 2009, 09:00 PM
Go Misa!

:eek: :eek: :eek:

:o

The Daviator
Mar 21st, 2009, 09:03 PM
Final

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Krajicek and Myskina winning titles in the same day :help: The ATC is almost as bad as the WTA now :help: Anyway, congrats to Misa on finally winning a big title and ending her poor season on a high :yeah: Masha :hug: You should have mixed things up more, but you're still year-end #1 so well done :yeah:

dawid
Mar 21st, 2009, 09:04 PM
:worship:

The Daviator
Mar 21st, 2009, 09:10 PM
So that's it for S3! I'll have sign-up for S4/awards threads up tomorrow, but thanks to all who played again this season, you guys make the tour, and I hope to see you all back again in a few weeks for S4 :hug:

Harvs
Mar 21st, 2009, 10:04 PM
well done misa:):)

Uranium
Mar 21st, 2009, 10:14 PM
Misa and Nastya to save ATC:bounce:
Congrats Misa:p

Daniela-Is-Mine
Mar 21st, 2009, 10:26 PM
Ew. :o

I thought I changed enough

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 22nd, 2009, 07:27 AM
Krajicek Surprisingly Ends Season with YEC Crown

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Dutchwoman Michaella Krajicek came to the Year-End Championships with poor results during the past 20 weeks, despite reaching quarterfinals of all four slams in a season for the first time in her career. She had claimed to feel disappointed with herself after the whole season became a failure compared to the past 2 seasons in which she had achieved better results than the current season.

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Ending last season as #1, she came to the Australian hardcourt season with as little hope as usual since she does not fancy playing on the brand new Plexicushion surface. She only won her first match in her third event against Alexandra Wozniack but then faltered against British player Anne Keothavong. She was replaced by Alicia Molik as the #1 after the Australian won two of the 3 warm-up titles leading to the Australian Open. Krajicek managed to reach the quarterfinal in Melbourne later, only falling to Japanese newcomer Akiko Morigami.

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After that was the clay season. Krajicek first being noticed was when she made huge surprises on clay, especially against former Australian Open champion Nathalie Dechy in Season 1, beating the Frenchwoman on her best surface twice and shockingly made the semifinals of the French Open after that. However, that would only be a memory for the Ducth as she could only get 3 wins in 4 events, including one against two-time slam champion Tamarine Tanasugarn. Interestingly, two of her losses were against the then newly crowned Roland Garros winner Kim Clijsters.

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Reaching the grass court season, Krajicek, whose best surface is on grass, had much hope as she had a great run on the fast green surface last season, winning 2 titles and a Wimbledon final. She failed to defend her titles in Birmingham and s'Hertogenbosch though. She put all her hope in Wimbledon but surprisingly lost a close match against Maria Sharapova in the semifinals whom she had beaten twice in the warm-up events. Thank god the Russian was then demolished badly in the final by Italian newcomer Flavia Pennetta who then won the Olympic gold medal in her next event.

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The hardcourt season was also not as good as Krajicek had wished for despite being her second best surface. She only reached a final in New Haven, only to be beaten by the in form Polish player Marta Domachowska who had also defeated Krajicek in the previous event in Toronto. In New York, she performed poorly and was ousted by American Lindsay Davenport in 2 close sets in the semifinals. She had a minor injury on her knee after that, causing her to fail to win a single match in the first 3 indoor events.

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So when she arrived Spain for the last event of the season, the #5 ranked Krajicek, who accumulated a 16-20 win/loss record, had felt no motivation at all, losing all of her confidence and whatsoever. She was on the verge of giving up playing tennis when she was drawn in the group of death, with French Open winner Clijsters, Wimbledon champion and Olympic gold medallist Pennetta, and also US Open champion Sharapova all as her opponents. Being the one who achieved the least in the group and also the worst among the top 8 players, she had ZERO hope and expectations, only wanted to end her season as quickly as possible and planned on her future after tennis life.

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After a gruelling 3 days on fierce competition, Krajicek shocked everyone including herself, winning all her opponents in 3 setters. She made the semifinals of the YEC for the first time in 3 attempts with a perfect 3-0 record in the round robin. The tour's very own glamour girl Maria Kirilenko awaited her in the semifinal. Once again, the former #1 prevailed in two tiebreaker sets 7-6(4), 7-6(5). Krajicek didn't show too much of emotions after that though even after the victory. She remained calm and collected and shook hands with the Russian opponent who left the court without shaking hands with the umpire and also waving to the crowds. She improved her head-to-head record to 5-2 against the glamourous Russian.

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Reaching only her third final of the season, she was determined to win after failing to claim one in her previous two finals. She met Sharapova who had reached the #1 spot after defending champion Molik failed to get past the round robin stage and reaching the final herself. Sharapova too was hoping to win the title after a sudden improvement compared to her previous seasons, seeing her leaping from #22 last season to end the season as the #1 player. One came to the court hoping to confirm her status as the best player while the other one just hoping to claim her only title in her sub-par season. After an hour and 43 minutes, Krajicek stunned the US Open winner once again for the second time in one event, making her the first player to win YEC without losing a match in straight sets 7-6(6), 6-4. Not only she avenged her only loss to the tall Russian in Wimbledon earlier, she even improved her head-to-head record to 9-1 in 3 seasons.

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"I'm just thrilled to win this title!!! I couldn't believe I'm able win it after having such a bad season. I cried the whole night after knowing I'm in the toughest group. All in all, the whole event is just a huge challenge for me. I'm just lucky to escape all of them especially my last 2 matches, considering I played such competitive tennis with a minor injury which occurred not too long ago. I just couldn't believe I actually won my first big title in 3 seasons! Beating 4 top 8 players in one event, especially winning Maria twice, is definitely the proudest moment for me. It can easily be compared to winning a slam or maybe better since you won't always meet so many top 8 players in one event. Anyway, I'm satisfied how it all ends though I didn't have a good season. Plus, I haven't been out of top 5 since the beginning of Season 2! I just hope I can maintain in top 5 and of course winning my maiden slam title in the future. At the moment, I'll try enjoy my off-season. Here, I'd like to congratulate the tour director who once again for the third season, made a good job for the tour(not great :ras: :p). Hopefully the tour will continue to prosper."

Krajicek now has 6 career titles with a season win/loss of 21-20, 78-59 overall; 29-16 against the top 10 players in the last 3 seasons (9-4 this season). Besides, she ends the season on #4, becoming the only player to be ranked top 6 for third staright season.

The Daviator
Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:43 AM
What an article :worship: Thanks Misa :)