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Emiel Goelen
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:00 AM
Fed Cup

* Yanina Wickmayer
* Kirsten Flipkens
* Tamaryn Hendler
* An-Sophie Mestach

Torrent - $10,000

* Ineke Mergaert
* Majoly De Wilde
* Valerie Verhamme

Good luck! :worship:

JOCHEBEL
Apr 17th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Fed Cup!!! good luck belgians! :)

^bibi^
Apr 19th, 2009, 10:09 AM
Torrent - $10.000

QR1 : Majoly DE WILDE (BEL) vs Alejandra SALA-JUSTE (ESP) 6-4 2-2 match suspended
QR1 : Valérie VERHAMME (BEL) def. Andrea MEDINA-TOMAS (ESP) 6-2 6-0 :eek:
QR1 : (7) Ineke MERGAERT (BEL) def. Laura REVERT-OROZ (ESP) 7-6(4) 6-3 :hearts:

QR2 : Valérie VERHAMME (BEL) vs (12) Sarah MOUNDIR (SUI)
QR2 : (7) Ineke MERGAERT (BEL) vs Maria NAVARRO-CRUZ (ESP)

^bibi^
Apr 20th, 2009, 04:24 PM
Torrent - $10.000

QR1 : Majoly DE WILDE (BEL) vs Alejandra SALA-JUSTE (ESP) 6-4 6-4

QR2 : Farah ABOUGEIB-SELO (ESP) def. Majoly DE WILDE (BEL) 6-2 6-4
QR2 : Valérie VERHAMME (BEL) def. (12) Sarah MOUNDIR (SUI) 6-0 6-3 :eek: :bounce:
QR2 : (7) Ineke MERGAERT (BEL) def. Maria NAVARRO-CRUZ (ESP) 6-1 6-1 :worship::hearts:

QR3 : (4) Nuria PARRIZAS-DIAZ (ESP) vs Valérie VERHAMME (BEL)
QR3 : (7) Ineke MERGAERT (BEL) vs (10) Nanuli PIPIYA (RUS)

hellas719
Apr 20th, 2009, 07:17 PM
GL to Belgium in Fed Cup!!! Now next year they will be able to stay in the world group for Kim:drool:
3/4 of the Belgian players are in my sig btw:)
Maybe Mestach will be there in the future:unsure:k

^bibi^
Apr 21st, 2009, 07:21 AM
Torrent - $10.000

QR3 : (4) Nuria PARRIZAS-DIAZ (ESP) def. Valérie VERHAMME (BEL) 6-1 ret. :sad: :hug:
QR3 : (10) Nanuli PIPIYA (RUS) def. (7) Ineke MERGAERT (BEL) 6-2 6-1 :o

Hopefully there's a withdrawal and Ineke could still be LL :scared:

Emiel Goelen
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:54 PM
First round in Torrent has been finished, no LL spot for Ineke, there was one but it went to Carmen Lopez-Blanco :(

^bibi^
Apr 23rd, 2009, 05:56 PM
:sad:

Now on to the Fed Cup :scared: I don't have a very good feeling about it, even if we should be able to win it :shrug:

(they really should have put Kim in the team :p)

Tully
Apr 24th, 2009, 09:06 AM
Fed Cup

* Yanina Wickmayer
* Kirsten Flipkens
* Tamaryn Hendler
* An-Sophie Mestach



What happened to Sofie Oyen?

Emiel Goelen
Apr 24th, 2009, 09:08 AM
Oyen would just be there to sit on the bench, just like An-Sophie will now (unless for a dead rubber maybe). So Sabine probably decided to give An-Sophie the opportunity to be able to be on the Fed Cup team this time, instead of Sofie who already had a chance last time.

Tully
Apr 24th, 2009, 09:14 AM
Which one has had better junior results? I don't really follow juniors much.

I saw a video on tvl.be a few weeks ago and apparently Oyen is Limburg's next Kim;):p

Tully
Apr 25th, 2009, 01:22 AM
:unsure:Draw v Canada

Hendler v Wozniak
Wickmayer v Dubois

Wickmayer v Wozniak
Hendler v Dubois
Flipkens/Mestach v Fichman/Tetreault

Brαm
Apr 25th, 2009, 08:33 AM
:unsure:

Uranus
Apr 25th, 2009, 11:19 AM
We might have a chance if Flipper faces Dubois instead of Tammy.
And a better doubles team.

Tully
Apr 25th, 2009, 01:22 PM
If it is a live doubles I think Yanina will play it.

Tammy won the first set 6-4:bounce: Keep going!

^bibi^
Apr 25th, 2009, 03:14 PM
Wozniak def. hendler 46 75 62 :sad:

The Crow
Apr 25th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Typical Hendler Fedcup match :rolleyes:

hellas719
Apr 25th, 2009, 05:26 PM
I heard that Nina won:D

Uranus
Apr 25th, 2009, 09:09 PM
Wickmayer def. Dubois 61 63.

Belgium 1-1 Canada

Uranus
Apr 26th, 2009, 04:39 PM
Wickmayer def. Wozniak 62 64
Dubois def. Hendler 75 75
Flipkens/Wickmayer def. Dubois/Wozniak 61 63

Belgium 3-2 Canada

:woohoo:

Brαm
Apr 26th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Typical Hendler Fedcup match :rolleyes:
I know right! Her matches seem to follow the same pattern: wins first set, up a break in the second, somehow loses second set, and then she can't keep up physically in the third and loses 6-1 or 6-2:(

The Crow
Apr 27th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Indeed Bram. She'll better step it up pronto, if she wants to be top 10 or top 20 one day.

The Crow
Apr 27th, 2009, 12:36 PM
But good matches from Yanina! I hope she proves her ability in some regular WTA tournaments now!

<Sven>
Apr 27th, 2009, 02:36 PM
I think you are all being a bit too hard on Tammy...
Wozniak is number 26 of the world, Tammy isn't even top 300...
Winning a set and giving such a good fight in the second set is nothing to be ashamed of.
Of course, she still has a long way to go, and she could indeed lose a bit of weight. But I can still recall another Belgian grand slam champion who also still had some baby fat when she was 16...
Besides I think we shouldn't be talking about top 10 or 20 yet. Lets first see her making top 100. She has talent, that's for sure. How far she'll make it in the end will depend on a lot of other factors as well.
Hopefully Kim's comeback can keep Yanina and Tammy in the shadow a bit, and give them more time to grow. Who knows what might happen.

arn
Apr 27th, 2009, 04:19 PM
I was impressed again by Yanina. With this kind of play, she will be back in the top-70 in no time. Hopefully she can translate this kind of tennis to WTA-matches.Especially in doubles she was :eek:

Tammy clearly showed signs of talent. Her footwork, fitness and second serve (sometimes way too short) still need improvement. But I was glad to see her playing better than the last times I saw her. I thought she stopped progressing, but she showed she's still improving :-)

Dorien.
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:15 PM
Great weekend for the belgian girls :)

Tully
Apr 28th, 2009, 07:10 AM
Of course, she still has a long way to go, and she could indeed lose a bit of weight. But I can still recall another Belgian grand slam champion who also still had some baby fat when she was 16...
.

Hendler turns 17 this year. Kim turned 17 in 2000. Kim won her 2nd and 3rd career titles and finished that year in the top 20. Kim was top 50 in 1999. Kim was a long way ahead at the same age.

Hendler still has time. I just don't think Hendler is comparable to Kim...at least not yet.

Hopefully Kim's comeback can keep Yanina and Tammy in the shadow a bit, and give them more time to grow. Who knows what might happen.

Absolutely. Wasn't Yanina's first week in the top 100 also her first week as Belgian number 1 (when Henin retired)? That is a lot of pressure and expectation to deal with.

<Sven>
Apr 28th, 2009, 07:58 AM
Hendler turns 17 this year. Kim turned 17 in 2000. Kim won her 2nd and 3rd career titles and finished that year in the top 20. Kim was top 50 in 1999. Kim was a long way ahead at the same age.

Hendler still has time. I just don't think Hendler is comparable to Kim...at least not yet.
Well indeed, that is what I was trying to explain when I said it is too soon to talk about top 10 or 20.
Kim had progressed and accomplished a lot more at that age.
Wait and see I guess ;)

Svennovitch
Apr 28th, 2009, 08:19 AM
I think it's a shame she isn't as fit as she should be. If you want to be a top player, fitness is a must.

That's why I start wondering if tennis really is what she wants in life. Because if I were in her position, I would be working on my fitness everyday.

If she was as fit as Yanina, she would be top 150 already, and with that ranking she can play the Slams.

But it's not too late yet. So, loose the burgers and start running, Tammy!