Hey everyone!! This is the first chance i've got to write you guys anything because im so busy out here and the internet access here aint easy I had to pay 50 cents a minute thats hugely nutz.
I've been here since the first qualifying day on Saturday and i've had a great time since then. Some highlights?
*Anastasia Myskina beat Rao with ease today. What a backhand she's got man! And she runs a lot, she can chase everything on the baseline. It's a pity her second serve is a puffball.
*Eleni Daniilidou looks like a real man :eek: !! I thought Dokic was playing mixed doubles, but when I saw her face and breasts, I realised it was a girl, hehe.
*Iroda Tulyaganova is very sympathetic and accessible. She's got a sister I think who is here, really hot girl. Probably 14, 15, not much idea.. I took pictures with her and she was pretty cool, she hugs when she's gonna take a photo with ya, that was kind
*Meghann was a bit cold when I talked to her, but thats ok, she didn't ignore me like Nagyova *yuck*.
*ALX, I took a picture with Asa!!! She was nice, she's playing doubles with Pitu, they already won one match and will be back on court soon.
*Pitu is with Canas on the field. They are really dating, Canas has got something on his wrist, he's just having fun over here.
*Yesterday was Guga's birthday and there was some huge party on court. That was really fun, I even eat some cake.
*Coria trashed Saretta out here... poor Flavio, he played real bad.
*Washington is a cool guy. He's really like a peaceful guy and his father is very interesting. Unfortunately he'll be facing Kuerten and the crowd will be against him.
*Took pictures with De Los Rios, Tulyaganova, Asa, MYSKINA :hearts:... just forgot..
*I've got to hurry up now cause Kuerten is gonna play his doubles match with Sa. Ill try to write later :D
Sep 11th, 2002, 08:12 PM
Do you know something about Paola, why she lost so easily?
Sep 11th, 2002, 08:51 PM
did you see Amanda Coetzer? she was second match on center.
Sep 11th, 2002, 09:33 PM
hi Caio :)
glad u having fun :)
Sep 11th, 2002, 09:52 PM
hey what about the main star of this event apart from guga.....miss SELES!!!! any news on her...did u see her practising...matches?? any news....is mike sell with her???
Sep 11th, 2002, 10:58 PM
LOL @ the Daniilidou part ;)
She's nice though and plays really nicely.
Keep the reports coming :)
Sep 11th, 2002, 11:11 PM
Any news on Monica?
Sep 12th, 2002, 08:39 AM
hey!! :) thanks for the report!!
Any Jelena news??
Sep 12th, 2002, 02:22 PM
Sep 12th, 2002, 06:04 PM
Aaawwwww @ Iroda!!
Glad to know that she was nice :)
Post more reports Caio!
Sep 12th, 2002, 06:06 PM
BTW! Did you saw her playing doubles or singles??
Sep 12th, 2002, 09:11 PM
thank you for the report. Have you tested the pressroom yet?;)
Sep 12th, 2002, 11:23 PM
One at a time:
Lucas - I didnt see Paola playing singles so i really dont know what happened.. she's going well in doubles though with Vivi, they'll win the tournament.
Butch - Yeah I saw Amanda a lot of times. Once practicing with her coach, Lori McNeil, they won the doubles tournament last yr here. Then, she beat Dechy in 3 sets :sad: and today she lost to Dokic... shes playing ok, she handled Dokic's power well but Dokic is Dokic u know ;)
Seles fans - Yeah i've watched her like a hundred times... she is practicing with Mike Sell, he's a bit rude he doesnt let Monica take pictures with ppl, he's also a kind of bodyguard :eek: Monica is trashing Nagyova right now on Centre Court the match is so boring that I left the court and I'm here now...
Becool - Iroda has got a STUNNING BEAUTIFUL sister.. I think it's her sister... well, she looks 15, very similar to Iroda very hot... one of the most beautiful girls I've ever seen.. haven't chatted with her though I think she only speaks Russian or any other language over there...
See ya, today's report coming below!
Sep 12th, 2002, 11:34 PM
Today - Tuesday Report
I woke up, had breakfast etc.... then went to the field and watched at the same time Eleni vs. Schnyder and Myskina vs. Matevicz (sp?), paying more attention to Nastya of course.
She started a bit slow out there, Maja is a great thinker, she was outplaying Myskina with some slices and forehand moonballs, she's lefty, but Nastya soon adjusted her backhand and stopped forcing so much and won the first set 7-5, but had to save a set point.. that was hard. In the second she just breezed past Maja 6-1. I didnt like Maja's style. I hate moonballs, she's the biggest moonballer on tour, like 5-meters high.
Didnt give much attention to Eleni vs. Patty but Eleni played better in the end and won... she volleys well but she is very nervous on court, definitely has to work on her mind..
Dokic vs. Coetzer
Didnt watch all match because it was SO HOT out here, like 40C on court, but Dokic overpowered Coetzer, and Enrique Bernoldi was there ;) They are dating, that is confirmed and they are having a great time..
Eleni/Dokic vs. Poutchek/Panova
That was the first time I watched Jelena smile on court, when shes playing doubles she is really kind and fun always smiling and joking with Eleni.. they won easy cant remember the score but that was a breezing win.
Nagyova vs. Seles
I was watching the match but it was so f*cking boring that I came out here to write a lil bit for u guys.. hope u like my report ;)
I forgot to write you guys about a former match I saw, the most interesting of the tournament IMO, really the best, highest level and more fun
BARTOLI vs. CASANOVA
That was the greatest match ever... back to Sunday on qualis.. Bartoli is just the carbon copy of Monica Seles... she hits double handed shots, has the same attitude, even her facial expression on court is the same... so that was pretty weird but fun at the same time.
Bartoli hits very hard, its a pity that shes not very tall, but Myriam, gosh this girl has great future... she only lost to Dokic 7-6 6-4 but that was a real hard match Casanova was dominating most of the pts she is just not experienced yet to score such a win but she had a lot of chances... back to Bartoli vs. Casanova, Myriam in the end played smartest and won, but Bartoli was sure interesting to watch. Myriam hits very hard and very well placed, if she improves her movement on court she will really be Top 20, at most in 1 1/2 yr. She's really got the shots, her serve is OK, but her forehand and backhand are awesome. Go Myriam, I became her fan :)
See ya guys, Guga is gonna start to play Washington now, GTG :D
Sep 13th, 2002, 12:02 AM
I saw Marion Bartoli against Lindsay Davenport, I think she and Monica need to talk because she needs some pointers ;) She just needs to be more aggressive and go for her shots, and she needs to grunt! Theres not point in being a Monica Copy if you dont grunt. But shes only 17 so i think she could be a top 15, top 20. I wouldnt say top 10 because she doesnt really have that many weapons, she needs to be more aggressive and really go for her shots
Sep 13th, 2002, 12:53 AM
thanks for the reports :)
Sep 13th, 2002, 08:36 AM
I am so glad that you're fan of Myriam!! :D
Sep 13th, 2002, 09:09 AM
Thanks for the report!! :)
yeah!! a new Myriam fan!!! do you speak German? ;)
Sep 13th, 2002, 10:24 AM
thanx for reports ;)
you must be having such a great time that you forgot the day of the week ;)
yesterday was Thursday ;)
Sep 14th, 2002, 12:46 AM
hey everybody this is Friday :D
didnt watch Eleni vs. Monica, just the first set, Eleni really trashed her btw, in the second it was harder but she won, well, u know it.
MYSKINA vs. DOKIC - report
Alright, Myskina played just awesome. Dokic really helped her with many dfs and silly errors but Nastya played just the right tactic, she is so lovely. I sat just behind her at the boxes and on all side changes and stuff I cheered for her and she listened to, like, Go Myskina, U can do it, etc... she payed attention and in the end when she finished the match I said: Marvelous Myskina! and pumped my fist and then she pumped it as well, and she threw me her towel :)
Im enjoying a great time here and tomorrow is the final, Dokic vs. Daniilidou I hope it will be a great match to watch.
Go Nastya, you need to break ur final jinx and of course - in Brazil - that would be just the best :)
See ya guys
Sep 14th, 2002, 04:06 AM
Thank you, thank you very much. Sounds like you're having a d*amn cool tournament. :)
(Wishing I was in Bahia right now.)
Sep 14th, 2002, 04:10 AM
Caio I think I saw you on Myskina's match! Did you made a "legal" with your hands, and said something to her when she just ended to win the match and went to her bench?
Explaining better : Were you in that group of boys asking for her autographs, but she instead, threw her towel?
Sep 14th, 2002, 04:13 AM
LOL I think you explained everything! So that boy was you LOL ;)
OMG I wanted to be in Bahia too :sad:
Sep 14th, 2002, 04:21 AM
Thanks for the reports!
Sep 14th, 2002, 04:31 AM
lucky Caio ;)
thanx for your report.
if only i could watch this tourney.
bring her more good luck tomorrow ;)
Sep 14th, 2002, 05:55 AM
Sounds like a great time. Thanks for the reports.
Btw, I know you meant tomorrow is the final, Myskina vs. Daniilidou... :p
Hope it's a great match...for your sake. Sure wish we had some t.v. coverage. *sigh* Lucky you. Have fun. :)
Sep 14th, 2002, 08:58 AM
:( :sad: Jelena distracted again i think
Sep 15th, 2002, 01:42 AM
Yes Ber that was me :D
Sep 15th, 2002, 01:57 AM
Alright everyone this is the final report of a great week I enjoyed here at Costa do Sauípe, I'm going home tomorrow and I'm very very pleased that Nastya broke her jinx here.
Nastya vs. Daniilidou - report
I arrived very late in the match, Nastya led 6-3 0-4. She had a horrible second set, when I arrived it was too late to cheer her up, Eleni wasn't missing anything and really outplayed Myskina...
When the second set finished, I started "talking" to her, I always seat behind her, Come on Nastya, You can do it, Go for it, etc...
I guess that helped because she opened a breezing 4-0 lead, I thought she would 'give back' the bagel.. unfortunately not. She had a championship pt at 5-1 or 5-2, dont remember very well, but she netted a backhand. She was real nervous and the crowd was mostly for Eleni, probably because she beat Seles and she was the home favourite, so Eleni became the one.
Nastya overcame her mind lapse and closed the match winning the title. She smiled to her dad and boyfriend and kisssed Eleni on the net. I started shouting whohooooooo and when she came back to her chair I asked Nastya please do u have any broken racket or sth u could give me, a wristband... she said: no, unfortunately not :sad: :mad: anyway she threw me her towel - again - but another guy took the towel before me, then she threw another one for me, but another guy took it before... then she came real next and almost gave it in my hands :) I said thanks and congrats.. :D:D:D
She went to the boxes and hug her father, kissed her boyfriend and came back to the court... then Pascual, Suarez, doubles champions and Rossana, Emilie, doubles runner-up, came to the court for the WTA full ceremony. Nastya took her bag off the chair, giving a place for Vivi and Paola and they started a nice chat :)
Then there was that bla bla bla of trophy ceremony and stuff, etc.. Nastya said that would like to come back next yr, liked a lot the week, thanked sponsors and stuff... Eleni also said she would come back..
It was a marvelous week for me and Nastya - hope u liked my reports and enjoyed it as I did, especially Nastya fans :D
Davaj Nastya! Vperod (sp?)!!! :hearts: :hearts:
Sep 15th, 2002, 01:59 AM
I think I saw you again!
Were you with a grey Adidas shirt with a cap, in the finals, and you pumped your fist when Myskina won?? And also she was giving her towel and you were trying to get it and in the third tentative you got it??
Sep 15th, 2002, 02:01 AM
Yes Yes and Yes! :D :D :D
She really wanted to give me the towel u know... ;)
Sep 15th, 2002, 02:09 AM
Caio getting famous ;)
Sep 15th, 2002, 02:14 AM
Everybody knows me down in Sauipe
I also stated that I would be back next yr... credentials confirmed, no need of tickets, free food, everything :D
Oh also my press boss gave me the WTA 2002 Player Guide... quite interesting :D
Sep 15th, 2002, 09:36 AM
woo-hoo Caio :)
glad you had a great week
cheering Nastya on certainly helped :)
Sep 15th, 2002, 09:43 AM
Thanks a lot for your reports :), Nastya wouldn't have won without you (probably :p ). What does her boyfriend look like btw?
Sep 15th, 2002, 12:08 PM
Congrats Nastya! :) finally broke the Russian jinx!
Eleni, great week. Chin up girl!! :D
Caio, looks like you had loads of fun! :) Hope for more of this next year and take things OTHER then towels! ;)
Sep 15th, 2002, 02:28 PM
Caio: Iroda's sister's name is Nargiza (Tulyaganova, I'm not sure if she has the same name.)
Mikey and I saw her quite often at the US Open. She was always carrying a denim evening bag. She has a really tiny cell phone, which Iroda used after she trashed Adriana 0 and 0. It was sort of a family celebration after that match....I don't know if it happens on a regular basis or not. But, whenver we saw her, she was always wearing a shirt of some sort where it was tied right down the middle; in an X pattern, like the shirt was cut in half.
And she was VERY good looking! I was amazed. :kiss:
Sep 15th, 2002, 02:30 PM
Oh, and for what did you get the credentials? Do you write for a newspaper or something?
Sep 15th, 2002, 03:24 PM
I write for a tennis website in Brazil.
But they didnt give me press credentials because I was 15, so, they gave me a Guest one :)
Nina: I don't know. Didn't pay attention to him, just to Nastya :)