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makini
Jul 30th, 2009, 09:13 PM
August 3-9, 2009 Carson, CA

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $700,000
Surface: Hard/Outdoors
Tournament Director:
Kristin Bachochin

http://www.latennischamps.com/index.php

Dinayer
Jul 30th, 2009, 09:13 PM
thanks Makini :bounce: :bounce:

I'd love to see her winning the tournie again :hearts:

vanúss
Jul 30th, 2009, 09:14 PM
Makini you are brave ;)
Thanks for opening the thread ! Can't wait to see the draw and for the tournament to start :bounce:

makini
Jul 30th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Makini you are brave ;)
Thanks for opening the thread ! Can't wait to see the draw and for the tournament to start :bounce:

Bruce gave me lost of reasons why I would be absolved of blame should things go awry so I made the leap.

vanúss
Jul 30th, 2009, 09:17 PM
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/985/walloffame.png

redsonja
Jul 30th, 2009, 09:23 PM
Bruce gave me lost of reasons why I would be absolved of blame should things go awry so I made the leap.

Even as someone who believes (rather intensely :o) in jinxes, I have to agree with his reasoning. There will almost certainly be some hellfire moments, whether she wins or loses. :lol:

C. Drone
Jul 30th, 2009, 09:39 PM
"defendiong champion" ... something new. xoxo. can she? hope so.

AstuteLearner8
Jul 30th, 2009, 10:08 PM
Let's hope she can transition from clay to hardcourt in only week. But other than that I think she can beat players like Sharapova!

vanúss
Jul 30th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Let's hope she can transition from clay to hardcourt in only week. But other than that I think she can beat players like Sharapova!

Portoroz was also on Hardcourt :rolleyes: That was the point to participate at that tournament Hardcourt/Good timing before the USO Series ;)

ad-out
Jul 30th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Anyone know if she is already in LA? (watching MS perhaps?)

vanúss
Jul 30th, 2009, 10:14 PM
Anyone know if she is already in LA? (watching MS perhaps?)

Yeah she is , Z said that they were going to LA tuesday so yeah she should be there already ! ( i'm hoping for her to watch her brother too !)

AstuteLearner8
Jul 30th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Portoroz was also on Hardcourt :rolleyes: That was the point to participate at that tournament Hardcourt/Good timing before the USO Series ;)

Oops I thought it was on clay for some reason :lol: But she should still do well in this tournament ;).

vanúss
Jul 30th, 2009, 10:17 PM
Oops I thought it was on clay for some reason :lol: But she should still do well in this tournament ;).

No worries everyone though it was on Clay since every other tournament in Europe was on clay in fact !
I agree she should , now let's see if she will ;)

ad-out
Jul 30th, 2009, 10:24 PM
Yeah she is , Z said that they were going to LA tuesday so yeah she should be there already ! ( i'm hoping for her to watch her brother too !)


Maybe she and Marat will have a night out in LA and the ever-present cameras will find them. I will be on the look-out in all tabloids. HA HA! :lol:

vanúss
Jul 30th, 2009, 10:31 PM
Maybe she and Marat will have a night out in LA and the ever-present cameras will find them. I will be on the look-out in all tabloids. HA HA! :lol:

:haha: for once i wish she could be in the tabloids , just for that reason :lol:
And Marat is in LA until next thursday , or tuesday i don't remember !

ad-out
Jul 30th, 2009, 10:33 PM
I think Z would frown on this.. :lol:

camilia
Jul 30th, 2009, 11:13 PM
"defendiong champion" ... something new. xoxo. can she? hope so.

I'm gonna keep saying "yes she can" till it comes true :p

vanúss
Jul 30th, 2009, 11:25 PM
I'm gonna keep saying "yes she can" till it comes true :p

I already have the greatest scenario possible in my head but i won't say it out loud , just for Dina and Marat's sake :tape:

camilia
Jul 30th, 2009, 11:35 PM
I already have the greatest scenario possible in my head but i won't say it out loud , just for Dina and Marat's sake :tape:

Ok, you can tell me about it after the the tourney ends :p:lol:

vanúss
Jul 30th, 2009, 11:36 PM
Ok, you can tell me about it after the the tourney ends :p:lol:

No worries ;)

DiscoStick
Jul 30th, 2009, 11:40 PM
GL Safi! Defend your title! :kiss:

~Kiera~
Jul 30th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Hopefully he wasn't too drunk and imagining it ;)

http://twitter.com/drunkandproud

holy shit dinara safina asked us directions today when we were driving!!!!!!!!!!!!

~Kiera~
Jul 30th, 2009, 11:47 PM
http://twitter.com/jhunt

Getting ready for a branding session with Dinera Safina, no. 1 player in the world. Fun to be with Creative Artists. Where is Jerry McGuire?

vanúss
Jul 30th, 2009, 11:48 PM
:eek: i'm jaleous that he get to see Dina today :lol:

" Where's UCLA ? " :p

camilia
Jul 30th, 2009, 11:51 PM
Hopefully he wasn't too drunk and imagining it ;)

http://twitter.com/drunkandproud

He looks too young to be drunk:lol:

:eek: i'm jaleous that he get to see Dina today :lol:

" Where's UCLA ? " :p

Me too, if Dina asked me for directions, I'd say "I'll take you there myself" :angel:

vanúss
Jul 30th, 2009, 11:54 PM
http://twitter.com/jhunt

Sorry but what is "Branding" ? :confused:

DiscoStick
Jul 31st, 2009, 12:04 AM
Hopefully he wasn't too drunk and imagining it ;)

http://twitter.com/drunkandproud

:eek:

redsonja
Jul 31st, 2009, 12:05 AM
Sorry but what is "Branding" ? :confused:

I only know what branding is in the sense of "branding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livestock_branding)"* animals on a ranch or a farm. Which... I sincerely hope is not what's going on here. :lol: :bolt:

*Uh... don't click on that if you're sensitive to upsetting pictures of animals.

vanúss
Jul 31st, 2009, 12:07 AM
I only know what branding is in the sense of "branding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livestock_branding)"* animals on a ranch or a farm. Which... I sincerely hope is not what's going on here. :lol: :bolt:

*Uh... don't click on that if you're sensitive to upsetting pictures of animals.

:haha: Dina would never do that ! She'll end up crying in Z's arms :p

nikeshirtoffug
Jul 31st, 2009, 12:09 AM
Sorry but what is "Branding" ? :confused:

"Branding" in this sense makes it sound she's meeting with him to figure out a way or a new approach to way she's presented to the media and/or to sponsors.

Businesses have branding sessions to figure out their game pan on how they'll present their product or name to the global market.

He works for a really big sports/talent agent (CAA).

vanúss
Jul 31st, 2009, 12:10 AM
"Branding" in this sense makes it sound she's meeting with him to figure out a way or a new approach to way she's presented to the media and/or to sponsors.

Businesses have branding sessions to figure out their approach to how they'll present their product or name to the global market.

Oh ok thanks ! I'm learning something new everyday but i don't think i'll use the word "branding" anytime soon , for both explanations :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Jul 31st, 2009, 12:13 AM
Once again I miss the new thread :lol: Thanks Makini!! :D


I love how Sarah is finding tidbits about Dina on Twitter. See Dina, Twitter is your friend :p

vanúss
Jul 31st, 2009, 12:17 AM
Once again I miss the new thread :lol: Thanks Makini!! :D


I love how Sarah is finding tidbits about Dina on Twitter. See Dina, Twitter is your friend :p

Seriously the day i'll see her i won't be yelling " Davai Dina " or " Ajmo Dina " but " Get on Freaking Twitter Dinaaaa " :rolleyes:

makini
Jul 31st, 2009, 12:25 AM
http://twitter.com/jhunt

Someone should tell him that Dina has no e in it :p. Thanks for the twitter info, Sarah.

PersephoneDisco
Jul 31st, 2009, 12:28 AM
Someone should tell him that Dina has no e in it :p. Thanks for the twitter info, Sarah.

Uh oh, he's not made the best of starts :p

redsonja
Jul 31st, 2009, 12:33 AM
"Branding" in this sense makes it sound she's meeting with him to figure out a way or a new approach to way she's presented to the media and/or to sponsors.

I had that thought, too, but it seems so odd since those aren't her agents (unless I've missed some kind of affiliation her manager has with them). At least as far as I know, although if they aren't she could of course be thinking of making a representation jump. :shrug: Anyway, God only knows, those places have their tentacles in so many things.

Dinayer
Jul 31st, 2009, 09:57 AM
Seriously the day i'll see her i won't be yelling " Davai Dina " or " Ajmo Dina " but " Get on Freaking Twitter Dinaaaa " :rolleyes:

Yes,please :lol:

C. Drone
Jul 31st, 2009, 09:58 AM
Hopefully he wasn't too drunk and imagining it ;)

http://twitter.com/drunkandproud

huhh? random highschool kid knows the fake #1? wowza

http://twitter.com/jhunt

:haha: mom, mom, mom... BUMM, Dinara Safina! :lol:



these random twitter stuff is weird. you can't hide away honey! :kiss:

vanúss
Jul 31st, 2009, 11:18 AM
I just wanna say that LA really suck !
By that time we already had tons of pictures/news/videos on Dina in Portoroz :mad:

PersephoneDisco
Jul 31st, 2009, 11:24 AM
I just wanna say that LA really suck !
By that time we already had tons of pictures/news/videos on Dina in Portoroz :mad:

We all knew it'd be a down hill slide in terms of photos etc after Portoroz :lol: Still sucky! :ras:

GrandMartha
Jul 31st, 2009, 12:03 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

camilia
Jul 31st, 2009, 12:38 PM
"Branding" in this sense makes it sound she's meeting with him to figure out a way or a new approach to way she's presented to the media and/or to sponsors.

Businesses have branding sessions to figure out their game pan on how they'll present their product or name to the global market.

He works for a really big sports/talent agent (CAA).

Thanks for explaining :)

lilimi
Jul 31st, 2009, 01:36 PM
I just wanna say that LA really suck !
By that time we already had tons of pictures/news/videos on Dina in Portoroz :mad:

websites of US tournaments are not the best in the world...that's not new.

PersephoneDisco
Jul 31st, 2009, 01:47 PM
At least we'll see her new clothes for the hard courts...if it's new :unsure:

vanúss
Jul 31st, 2009, 01:51 PM
At least we'll see her new clothes for the hard courts...if it's new :unsure:

I don't think she'll change until the USO

lilimi
Jul 31st, 2009, 01:55 PM
i hope she'll have a new outfit. this red top with the black skirt.
http://i28.tinypic.com/2vb4jh1.jpg

PersephoneDisco
Jul 31st, 2009, 01:56 PM
I don't think she'll change until the USO

uhhhhhh.
Fine, Adidas. You've 31 days to impress me..:spit:

DS.Fan.
Jul 31st, 2009, 01:58 PM
Twitter:sad: I miss it!!!It's forbidden in our country:fiery:
Waiting for new pics and videos:hearts: I'm so worried about her match here:o

lilimi
Jul 31st, 2009, 01:58 PM
or the white adilibria top
http://www.istanbulcup.com/Multimedia/Images/2009/28072009/rios-schnyder3.jpg
or the contrary
http://www.istanbulcup.com/Multimedia/Images/2009/29072009/KUSTOVAUHLIROVA-OERGES2.jpg
it's much much bettter IMO

vanúss
Jul 31st, 2009, 02:17 PM
I don't like the red shirt/black skirt idea , probably because i saw that outfit too much and i want something else instead of the same outfit but in a different colour !

I like the Adi... one but i find it weird to have the skirt and shirt that don't match :p

I guess i'm waiting for someone that only her will wear :shrug:

~Kiera~
Jul 31st, 2009, 02:42 PM
More from Jeff Hunt

http://twitter.com/jhunt

U heard it here first. Safina wins the US Open!

We practiced the press conference today!

PersephoneDisco
Jul 31st, 2009, 02:44 PM
Thanks Sarah!
Oh dear this Jeff sounds hilarious :spit:

vanúss
Jul 31st, 2009, 02:49 PM
We practised the press conference :haha: that's new !

makini
Jul 31st, 2009, 02:52 PM
More from Jeff Hunt

http://twitter.com/jhunt

:lol: Cahill called that during Wimbledon. He said that she would make the semis and then win the USO. I will only believe that when I see her lifting the trophy.

On another note. I was watching the Fish (or as my sister calls him who) match last night and Cahill said that she had been on the practice courts everyday.

vanúss
Jul 31st, 2009, 02:56 PM
:lol: Cahill called that during Wimbledon. He said that she would make the semis and then win the USO. I will only believe that when I see her lifting the trophy.

On another note. I was watching the Fish (or as my sister calls him who) match last night and Cahill said that she had been on the practice courts everyday.

What ?! she's not surfing on one of the many beaches in LA :eek:

Same here i'll believe it when i'll see it happen :p

nikeshirtoffug
Jul 31st, 2009, 03:03 PM
Killer really likes Dinara. You can tell he just pulls for her.

He works with a lot of the Adidas players but we all know he wouldn't be allowed anywhere near Dinara. :)

DS.Fan.
Jul 31st, 2009, 03:04 PM
who is Jeff Hunt?:confused:

redsonja
Jul 31st, 2009, 03:14 PM
He works with a lot of the Adidas players but we all know he wouldn't be allowed anywhere near Dinara. :)

Only to do ESPN interviews. :)

Ziggy Starduck
Jul 31st, 2009, 04:39 PM
Good luck Dinara and I really do hope you raise hell in L.A :D

camilia
Jul 31st, 2009, 07:52 PM
More from Jeff Hunt

http://twitter.com/jhunt

:haha: I think I want to follow this guy!

camilia
Jul 31st, 2009, 07:56 PM
Twitter:sad: I miss it!!!It's forbidden in our country:fiery:
Waiting for new pics and videos:hearts: I'm so worried about her match here:o

Oh Tracy :hug: and I thought things are bad here cuz betting sites aren't allowed and I can't watch the streams there, at least I have youtupe and twitter:tape:

bruce goose
Jul 31st, 2009, 08:16 PM
websites of US tournaments are not the best in the world...that's not new.You're missing the point,Lilimi;they're the AMERICANS.......who contribute so much money to the WTA that we're supposed to feel HONORED that they would even create a candy-ass website for us lowly fans....Of course,we won't be QUITE so lowly if we buy a lot of the overpriced crap they're selling:rolleyes:...

PersephoneDisco
Jul 31st, 2009, 08:19 PM
:lol: Cahill called that during Wimbledon. He said that she would make the semis and then win the USO. I will only believe that when I see her lifting the trophy.

On another note. I was watching the Fish (or as my sister calls him who) match last night and Cahill said that she had been on the practice courts everyday.

Thank you Jeff Hunt for the updates :p Cahill is trying to give Mystic Meg a run for her money but I'm with you, his prediction means jack until she lifts the trophy [touch wood] :lol:

I'm hoping we had some Marat and Dina interaction on the practise courts...and she'll watch his match against Haas. Maybe it's wishful thinking :p

vanúss
Jul 31st, 2009, 08:35 PM
I'm hoping we had some Marat and Dina interaction on the practise courts...and she'll watch his match against Haas. Maybe it's wishful thinking :p

I don't think it's wishful thinking i mean she admires her brother as much as us so maybe she'll think the same way as we do and see it as one of her last opportunity to watch him play :rolleyes: And well it's a BIG match ! She was there for his match against Federer at the AO , Haas is the #1 seed so...

PersephoneDisco
Jul 31st, 2009, 08:46 PM
She could be you know practising :rolleyes:

vanúss
Jul 31st, 2009, 08:50 PM
She could be you know practising :rolleyes:

Well she can have a 2 hours break , and the match is at 8pm so i don't think she practise that late , at that time Z is probably sending her off to bed , she can negotiate for a movie before she doesn't have school tomorrow :p

Dinayer
Jul 31st, 2009, 08:52 PM
More from Jeff Hunt

http://twitter.com/jhunt

:haha:
thanks Sarah!

Jeff Hunt :worship:

C. Drone
Jul 31st, 2009, 09:08 PM
More from Jeff Hunt

http://twitter.com/jhunt

Dina has a new fan. :spit:

Practising? :lol: homework for Dina: write your victory speech, and use the word "cataclysmic" in one sentence.


i flove the Jerry Maguire, saw at least 10 times. The scene when Jerry tells his love to Dorothy is awesome. and cheesy. i'm so pathetic.

PersephoneDisco
Jul 31st, 2009, 09:13 PM
Dina has a new fan. :spit:

Practising? :lol: homework for Dina: write your victory speech, and use the word "cataclysmic" in one sentence.


i flove the Jerry Maguire, saw at least 10 times. The scene when Jerry tells his love to Dorothy is awesome. and cheesy. i'm so pathetic.

:lol:

I have yet to see Jerry Maguire. I don't like Tom Cruise films before '99. Eyes wide shut is uhh epic :spit: :haha:

redsonja
Jul 31st, 2009, 11:32 PM
Well she can have a 2 hours break , and the match is at 8pm so i don't think she practise that late , at that time Z is probably sending her off to bed , she can negotiate for a movie before she doesn't have school tomorrow :p

:lol:

vanúss
Aug 1st, 2009, 10:10 PM
Look who got a Wild Card for LA : Michelle Larcher de Brito :rolleyes:
I kind of want her to play against Dinara just to see her reaction :haha:

bruce goose
Aug 1st, 2009, 10:11 PM
Look who got a Wild Card for LA : Michelle Larcher de Brito :rolleyes:
I kind of want her to play against Dinara just to see her reaction :haha:Why don't you and Larcher do a duet one day...only she could give her tennis shrieks in lieu of singing:lol:

vanúss
Aug 1st, 2009, 10:14 PM
Why don't you and Larcher do a duet one day...only she could give her tennis shrieks in lieu of singing:lol:

if she sings like she scream NO THANKS ! :p

PersephoneDisco
Aug 1st, 2009, 10:23 PM
The Draw is being announced at 7pm LA time. (so my estimate of 4am was right :spit:)

vanúss
Aug 1st, 2009, 10:27 PM
The Draw is being announced at 7pm LA time. (so my estimate of 4am was right :spit:)

You were right ! well i'll wait until at least noon to find out

makini
Aug 1st, 2009, 10:31 PM
Look who got a Wild Card for LA : Michelle Larcher de Brito :rolleyes:
I kind of want her to play against Dinara just to see her reaction :haha:

Dina would be so annoyed, she would probably give her the same what the hell look she gave Diatchenko at the FO.

DiscoStick
Aug 1st, 2009, 10:32 PM
The Draw is being announced at 7pm LA time. (so my estimate of 4am was right :spit:)

That means I'll be :zzz:

Hope Dinara gets a nice draw ;)

bruce goose
Aug 1st, 2009, 10:34 PM
The Draw is being announced at 7pm LA time. (so my estimate of 4am was right :spit:)You BETTER get your beauty sleep in case you meet Ewan for the 1st time tomorrow:p....It'll only be 8 p.m. my time when the draw comes out so you COULD get the normal amount of rest...while I just post the MD here in the thread where it'll be waiting for you when you awaken:angel:

PersephoneDisco
Aug 1st, 2009, 10:41 PM
That means I'll be :zzz:

Hope Dinara gets a nice draw ;)

I'll be joining you in the land of nod as well DiscoStick. Hoping that too :p

You BETTER get your beauty sleep in case you meet Ewan for the 1st time tomorrow:p....It'll only be 8 p.m. my time when the draw comes out so you COULD get the normal amount of rest...while I just post the MD here in the thread where it'll be waiting for you when you awaken:angel:

Thanks Bruce. It'll be the first thread I check tomorrow :)

redsonja
Aug 2nd, 2009, 12:03 AM
I hope Dinara has to actually do the draw. I mean, she's the defending champion and the LA website is basically a Dinara Shrine. :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Aug 2nd, 2009, 12:09 AM
I hope Dinara has to actually do the draw. I mean, she's the defending champion and the LA website is basically a Dinara Shrine. :lol:

I saw a tweet on twitter about Caro's guest appearance at the LA tennis Open and assumed she was doing the draw :confused:

redsonja
Aug 2nd, 2009, 12:12 AM
I saw a tweet on twitter about Caro's guest appearance at the LA tennis Open and assumed she was doing the draw :confused:

Ah. I'm not following a whole lot of the tennis fees, so totally possible. :)

Bah, Caro's lame.

PersephoneDisco
Aug 2nd, 2009, 12:15 AM
Ah. I'm not following a whole lot of the tennis fees, so totally possible. :)

Bah, Caro's lame.

Just made a quick connection between the two. But then Dina's in LA so why the hell not ask her to do it? :p

I agree Caro's a little lame. [pouts]

redsonja
Aug 2nd, 2009, 12:20 AM
Just made a quick connection between the two. But then Dina's in LA so why the hell not ask her to do it? :p

I agree Caro's a little lame. [pouts]

Dinara pretending to care about pulling names for the draw would be much funnier. :lol:

PersephoneDisco
Aug 2nd, 2009, 12:21 AM
Dinara pretending to care about pulling names for the draw would be much funnier. :lol:

:bounce: So much more amusing. She'd probably make a face like "huh, good luck with that..."

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2009, 12:31 AM
:bounce: So much more amusing. She'd probably make a face like "huh, good luck with that..."Great inspiration,Maz....I can just picture--even though it doesn't work this way,probably--"facing Venus Williams will be......qualifier Jill Craybas:haha:...no seriously,I'm sure Jill'll give her a tough match...:haha::haha::haha:...(composing herself)okay,okay,I got it now...the next name...."

redsonja
Aug 2nd, 2009, 12:36 AM
:bounce: So much more amusing. She'd probably make a face like "huh, good luck with that..."

She'd, like, draw her own name for the 1 slot, draw another name, and throw it back in. "What are you doing, Dinara??" "I didn't want to play her."

PersephoneDisco
Aug 2nd, 2009, 12:42 AM
She'd, like, draw her own name for the 1 slot, draw another name, and throw it back in. "What are you doing, Dinara??" "I didn't want to play her."

:haha: "I've beaten her so many times. No need to wonder who will be stronger." Dinara utterly missing the point of what she's there to do. :lol:

makini
Aug 2nd, 2009, 01:01 AM
I hope Dinara has to actually do the draw. I mean, she's the defending champion and the LA website is basically a Dinara Shrine. :lol:

I loved the Dinara tracker that they had up until a few weeks ago. Dinara Safina is playing tournament xyz she is in the finals. Now they are trying to include Sharapova the "local girl" :rolleyes:.

:haha: "I've beaten her so many times. No need to wonder who will be stronger." Dinara utterly missing the point of what she's there to do. :lol:

:lol: If only that happen.

Letting Caro do the draw instead of Dina is a major FAIL LA tournament :ras:.

redsonja
Aug 2nd, 2009, 01:12 AM
I'm going to tell myself they couldn't get her to do it. "I have to, uh, go to bed early that night." "At 7?" "I need a lot of sleep."

PersephoneDisco
Aug 2nd, 2009, 01:22 AM
Dina -"I have a dinner date with Jeff Hunt at 7"
LA Open Organisers "..."

Dinayer
Aug 2nd, 2009, 01:26 AM
The Draw is being announced at 7pm LA time. (so my estimate of 4am was right :spit:)

damn :(

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2009, 01:27 AM
Dina -"I have a dinner date with Jeff Hunt at 7"
Or how about,"I need to have my throat disinfected at a nearby clinic after inhaling too much smog in your crappy town..."

Dinayer
Aug 2nd, 2009, 01:36 AM
Dina -"I have a dinner date with Jeff Hunt at 7"
LA Open Organisers "..."

:lol:

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2009, 03:44 AM
Well,I went to the LA site to get the MD and it still wasn't posted at 7:30 LA Time:rolleyes:.Apparently,they're using a Mexican delivery service to bring the drawsheet to the tennis media...which means we'll have it sometime before sundown tomorrow,probably:o....going back to check again

AstuteLearner8
Aug 2nd, 2009, 03:50 AM
Well, I'm staying up late today, and it's getting released comfortably in my time zone, (I live in LA) so yeah, maybe they are having difficulties releasing it, delaying it until tomorrow, who knows...

makini
Aug 2nd, 2009, 03:50 AM
No draw yet but these little tidbits are from twitter
http://twitter.com/gototennis

Caroline Wozniacki will be in Safina's side of the draw. Woz either has a poker face or doesn't really care.

Zvonareva is the second seed in LA. Azarenka is in her half. A Safina vs Azarenka final would be cool!

Lisicki or Hantuchova will meet Safina in the second round.

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2009, 06:43 AM
Well ladies,it's 11:30 in North-Central Mexico and 10:30 in L.A.,and I'm reminded that even the authority figures in California are often as aimless as the everyday people there.Is it any coincidence that the L.A. tourney sponsor is HERB-alife??Indeed,the event director and his staff are pro'bly sitting back in his office right now smoking herb as those who have more purpose in life are waiting patiently for the MD....If you think I'm exaggerating,just remember how the former retard governor,Gray Davis,opened the door for Schwarzenegger to take charge.Instead of simply borrowing the necessary funds to pay the Texas-based electrical power provider,Davis chose to assume that they were bluffing when they threatened to cut the power in response to the unpaid bill.Yep,they were bluffing all right,weren't they,Gray?:haha::haha::haha:.How much do you wanna bet that some of Davis's buddies are running this tournament:lol:

Sorry ladies and Norby,I've gotta take my old self to bed and wait for the MD to appear tomorrow...unless this event gets canceled due to excess stupidity;)

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2009, 07:04 AM
Well,the Herbalife directors finally put down their bongs and gave us the draw:

Safina
bye
Lisicki
Hantuchova

Szavay
Vesnina
Q
Zheng

Bartoli
Niculescu
Q
Kirilenko

King,Vania
Bammer
bye
Ivanovic

Next bracket below

Wozniacki
bye
Cirstea
Larcher de Brito

Czink
Makarova
Q
Stosur

Razzano
Chakvetadze
Kleybanova
Kudryavtseva

Q
Sugiyama
bye
Radwanska,Agnieszka

Other half to follow in next post.......

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2009, 07:13 AM
Cibulkova
bye
Radwanska,Urszula
Coin

Wozniak
Mattek-Sands
Morita
Li,Na

Kanepi
Safarova
Shaughnessy
Bondarenko,Alona

Sharapova
Groth
bye
Azarenka

Next bracket below

Petrova
bye
Peer
Q

Garbin
Vandeweghe
Q
Pennetta

Schiavone
Q
Wickmayer
Vaidisova

Q
Peng
bye
Zvonareva

vanúss
Aug 2nd, 2009, 08:32 AM
thanks Bruce
Well it won't be easy from the start , but i'm not worrying about the draw , and hantuchova/Lisicki whatever the last time she beat them was on grass so on hardcourt i'm pretty confident :p

lilimi
Aug 2nd, 2009, 08:52 AM
thank you bruce. well, dinara will have to play better than she did at portoroz, or she'll loose in second round. then zheng, bartoli, ana...too close. second quarter should be an easy cakewalk for caro. third quarter really weak. Azarenka should make it to the quarters easily. interesting match against sharapova coming...eat plugs needed.Last quarter isn't impressive either. i wish nads and vera go to the quarters but one has a :help: mental and the other one is coming from injury. conclusion: dindin has the toughest draw.

vanúss
Aug 2nd, 2009, 09:00 AM
I don't think Zheng and Ana are too strong for Dinara and Marion is good at the moment but maybe she'll be tired of her week in Stanford , but of course she'll have to play better i'm sure she will , she knows she has to ! Like she said , in Portoroz she was still kind of training :p

Dinayer
Aug 2nd, 2009, 11:38 AM
oh well....She must play better if she wants to win this tournament, Good luck Dina :scared:

camilia
Aug 2nd, 2009, 12:01 PM
Thanks Bruce :)

Please Dina play better!

C. Drone
Aug 2nd, 2009, 12:23 PM
pff, speakin about lucky draws... last seed Schiavone is 24th on rankings, next two in the draw is Lisicki(25) and Hantuchova(27).

Lisicki gonna boom-boom DankaH off the court, me thinks.
doable draw, if Dinara agrees with me.
just put Azarenka already to the final.

PersephoneDisco
Aug 2nd, 2009, 02:32 PM
Thanks Bruce!
Well with that draw, hell most likely will be raised for Dina :p But like Norbi said, it's a doable draw if she wants to defend her title, Davai!

makini
Aug 2nd, 2009, 03:38 PM
Thanks Bruce I see that they waited forever to put up the draw. I guess that LA is really going to be hell both for us and Dina.

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2009, 04:14 PM
Thanks Bruce I see that they waited forever to put up the draw. I guess that LA is really going to be hell both for us and Dina.Glad to help ALL of the precious gals here:hatoff:,including the nice trio on the previous page...and glad to help Norby,too,even though he's not a lovely dama:p....I'm encouraged that mon cherie Bartoli just defended her Stanford points from 2008 by making the final,and I'm hoping that this is some sort of omen for Dinara in L.A.:cool:

GrandMartha
Aug 2nd, 2009, 04:20 PM
tough opener :o
hopefully it'll be Daniela :)

DS.Fan.
Aug 2nd, 2009, 04:27 PM
A tough draw for Dina:rolleyes: I'm pessimistic about her:scared:
Her serve!:ras:

Ashi
Aug 2nd, 2009, 04:37 PM
Dinara better bring it this week otherwise:scared:

redsonja
Aug 2nd, 2009, 04:41 PM
That draw sucks. :ras: How does she always get these ridiculous first/second round opponents? I mean, in all honesty it sucks for Dani and Sabine, too. All three of them should be making it at least to the 3rd round/quarters of all these tournaments the way they're playing now, and now only one of them will have that chance.

I blame Caro. :p

PersephoneDisco
Aug 2nd, 2009, 04:49 PM
It's all Caro's fault :rolleyes: She rigged it :p

I like Dani and Sabine :awww:

makini
Aug 2nd, 2009, 04:49 PM
That draw sucks. :ras: How does she always get these ridiculous first/second round opponents? I mean, in all honesty it sucks for Dani and Sabine, too. All three of them should be making it at least to the 3rd round/quarters of all these tournaments the way they're playing now, and now only one of them will have that chance.

I blame Caro. :p

She was only looking out for herself :p.

DiscoStick
Aug 2nd, 2009, 05:40 PM
:crying2: Why are my faves always in the same section? :o

Anyway, wish Dinara the best of luck! Defend it! :kiss:

BTW, why are people blaming Woz?

vanúss
Aug 2nd, 2009, 05:44 PM
:crying2: Why are my faves always in the same section? :o


It's a good thing that there's only two players in the WTA that i really like and that i don't really care for the others :p At least not enough for me to be bothered by their draw !

AstuteLearner8
Aug 2nd, 2009, 07:24 PM
:crying2: Why are my faves always in the same section? :o

Anyway, wish Dinara the best of luck! Defend it! :kiss:

BTW, why are people blaming Woz?

They blame Woz because she was the one doing the draw and it magically appeared with one tough draw, two okay draws, and one weak draw. :rolleyes:

C. Drone
Aug 2nd, 2009, 09:32 PM
every time she's doublefaulting, a fairy will lose its wings. :sad:

redsonja
Aug 2nd, 2009, 09:39 PM
My God. Are there any winged fairies left? :lol:

DiscoStick
Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:13 PM
They blame Woz because she was the one doing the draw and it magically appeared with one tough draw, two okay draws, and one weak draw. :rolleyes:

Oh, right :lol:

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:33 PM
every time she's doublefaulting, a fairy will lose its wings. :sad:That is such an asinine comment,Norby yet,somehow,when YOU post it...it seems funny to me:)

vanúss
Aug 2nd, 2009, 10:57 PM
Dina better go to the QF SF and Final because that's the only matches i'll get to see on TV !
And i don't think ESPN or some other American channel will show the beginning of the tournament :(

makini
Aug 2nd, 2009, 11:07 PM
Dina better go to the QF SF and Final because that's the only matches i'll get to see on TV !
And i don't think ESPN or some other American channel will show the beginning of the tournament :(

Coverage doesn't begin until the QF's on ESPN and even then we have no guarantee that if Dina does make it that far that we will see her match.

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2009, 11:10 PM
Dina better go to the QF SF and Final because that's the only matches i'll get to see on TV !
And i don't think ESPN or some other American channel will show the beginning of the tournament :(Well,the gringos are MUCH better than OUR sports programmers:(,unfortunately.The macho Mexican culture encourages crap events like senior(50-plus)midget soccer before we get any women's sports on TV:rolleyes:....We DO get the Slam events but that's about it

camilia
Aug 2nd, 2009, 11:17 PM
Dina better go to the QF SF and Final because that's the only matches i'll get to see on TV !
And i don't think ESPN or some other American channel will show the beginning of the tournament :(

At least you are gonna get something on TV, with the time difference I doubt I'll get anything on TV at all:rolleyes:

~Kiera~
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:26 AM
https://twitter.com/sabinelisicki

Draw has changed. I┤m seeded now and will play a qualifier in the first round.

bruce goose
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:29 AM
https://twitter.com/sabinelisickiWho withdrew???

PersephoneDisco
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:34 AM
It seems reasonable to think Marion withdrew.

~Kiera~
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:34 AM
Who withdrew???

No idea yet. Could be Marion, I suppose. She's had some long matches in Stanford.

DiscoStick
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:38 AM
Bartoli or Ivanovic? :shrug:

bruce goose
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:46 AM
Bartoli or Ivanovic? :shrug:The difference THERE is,Marion just played an exhausting tourney and can excuse an LA absence after winning Stanford...while Ivanovic has been progressively 'withdrawing' from the WTA,a` la Vaidisova,for the last 15 months...no end in sight

DiscoStick
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:49 AM
Ivanovic has said that her injury from Wimbledon isn't serious, but still causes her a lot of pain...

DiscoStick
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:51 AM
Unlikely, but other possible candidates could be Zvonareva, Li or Stosur? OK, scrap Stosur

redsonja
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:00 AM
Unlikely, but other possible candidates could be Zvonareva, Li or Stosur? OK, scrap Stosur

And I was just going to say, I bet it's Stosur. :lol:

makini
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:01 AM
And I was just going to say, I bet it's Stosur. :lol:

that's what I was thinking too:p.

DiscoStick
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:09 AM
And I was just going to say, I bet it's Stosur. :lol:

that's what I was thinking too:p.

Yes, it is true that Stosur did have a trainer on-court in her semifinal against Bartoli, so it is not out of the question...

nikeshirtoffug
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:10 AM
So I'm not 100% clear on how a draw withdrawal works, but I would think if Sabine is taking over a seed spot and is now playing a qualifier, it means she's replacing a seed who was playing a qualifier.

Yes? No? I dunno. :)

Those options would be Sam (who had a medical time out in her semi for a injury), Jie Zheng, Schiavone, or Flavia.

I happen to like all these player and while I'm happy Dinara's 2nd round match may not be as hard (I think Sabine posed more of a threat than Dani) I'm bummed if one of them is withdrawing.

DiscoStick
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:20 AM
So I'm not 100% clear on how a draw withdrawal works, but I would think if Sabine is taking over a seed spot and is now playing a qualifier, it means she's replacing a seed who was playing a qualifier.

Yes? No? I dunno. :)

Those options would be Sam (who had a medical time out in her semi for a injury), Jie Zheng, Schiavone, or Flavia.

I happen to like all these player and while I'm happy Dinara's 2nd round match may not be as hard (I think Sabine posed more of a threat than Dani) I'm bummed if one of them is withdrawing.

I guess it must be Stosur then

redsonja
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:24 AM
Those options would be Sam (who had a medical time out in her semi for a injury), Jie Zheng, Schiavone, or Flavia.

Clearly all those people need Twitter so we can find out. Or Sabine should be a little more explicit with hers. :lol:

bruce goose
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:28 AM
Ivanovic has said that her injury from Wimbledon isn't serious, but still causes her a lot of pain...That's sort of bizarre,but I'm not blaming YOU...it's the sort of comment you'd expect from Ivanovic.If an injury ALLEGEDLY forced you to quit in the middle of a 4th Round Slam match...and then skip almost two months(including LA,potentially),then wouldn't that be considered at least semi-serious??Apparently,she's able to walk several kilometers,withOUT a limp,as she strolls around the golf course posing for pictures...so,thankfully,it's not life-threatening:rolleyes:

~Kiera~
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:29 AM
Update

I will play my first round against Date Krumm on tuesday.

DiscoStick
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:30 AM
Sabine has tweeted RIGHT NOW!

I will play my first round against Date Krumm on tuesday.
4 minutes ago from web .

~Kiera~
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:32 AM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/08/tenniss-typical-problem-the-late-withdrawal.html

It's Marion.

~Kiera~
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:35 AM
Interesting... But Marion wasn't due to play a qualifier :confused:

Perhaps there's two late withdrawals then?

DiscoStick
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:35 AM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/08/tenniss-typical-problem-the-late-withdrawal.html

It's Marion.

Interesting... But Marion wasn't due to play a qualifier :confused:

bruce goose
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:36 AM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/08/tenniss-typical-problem-the-late-withdrawal.html

It's Marion.Thanks for the update,Sarah:hatoff:;I'm actually glad that Marion withdrew after such a grueling tourney.She eARNED it by closing out Venus with consecutive aces,coming back from 0-30

redsonja
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:41 AM
This is when I completely do not understand what happens when people withdraw after the draw's been done. :lol: Of course it's way too much to ask of the tournament to actually put out a revised draw. :rolleyes:

DiscoStick
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:42 AM
Perhaps there's two late withdrawals then?

Perhaps...

makini
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:49 AM
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/08/tenniss-typical-problem-the-late-withdrawal.html

It's Marion.

So do they move every seed below Marion around and give Sabine Schiavone's spot since she was the last seed?:confused:

C. Drone
Aug 3rd, 2009, 04:53 AM
good for Dina! :bounce:

Interesting... But Marion wasn't due to play a qualifier :confused:

seeds are in different groups before draw (1-2, 3-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16). if one of higher tier seeds withdraw, then they move lower seeds up. (if MD didn't started yet)

so it looks like, Bartoli was 9th seed, they moved 13th seed Stosur there, who was supposed to play to a qualifier before, and Lisicki became 17th seed and took her place.

So do they move every seed below Marion around and give Sabine Schiavone's spot since she was the last seed?:confused:

they don't move every seed. only who are heading their groups. like seed #5, #9, #13.

bruce goose
Aug 3rd, 2009, 05:00 AM
good for Dina! :bounce:



seeds are in different groups before draw (1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16). if one of seeds withdraw in higher tier bracket, then they move lower seeds up. (if MD didn't started yet)

so it looks like, Bartoli was 9th seed, they moved 13th seed Stosur there, who was supposed to play to a qualifier before, and Lisicki became 17th seed and take her place.Hey Norby,I'm gonna assume you've calculated this already here....If,by some unforseen tragedy,Dina lost her opening match in the 2nd Round,she still wouldn't lose her #1 ranking next week,would she??

C. Drone
Aug 3rd, 2009, 05:05 AM
^^ no, Serena needs at least 850pts before US Open. :lol:

bruce goose
Aug 3rd, 2009, 05:08 AM
^^ no, Serena needs at least 850pts before US Open. :lol:Okay,so I guess that means that Dina's set at least thru the start of Toronto if I read your other posts correctly....We can discuss the particulars later...but now it's time for some old man sleep:wavey:

redsonja
Aug 3rd, 2009, 05:16 AM
Oh God, you mean, she managed to lose Sabine and Marion and got Sam in return? http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/images/smilies/duh.gif :lol:

C. Drone
Aug 3rd, 2009, 05:36 AM
^^ sith happens - says the old jedi phrase. but thats Ana's problem first, Dina needs to win 2 match before the QF. :lol:

redsonja
Aug 3rd, 2009, 06:46 AM
Too true, too true. :lol:

GrandMartha
Aug 3rd, 2009, 09:51 AM
Dani and Marion have messed up the draw.:o
Who Dinara's gonna face in 2nd round? :confused:

Dinayer
Aug 3rd, 2009, 10:20 AM
Dani and Marion have messed up the draw.:o
Who Dinara's gonna face in 2nd round? :confused:

Dani or Oudin ;)

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/PDFsLive/2009/805/MDS3.pdf

GrandMartha
Aug 3rd, 2009, 11:27 AM
Thanks Pepi. Stosur or Ivanovic in QF and then a pusher in SF.
Not exactly an easy draw but very doable. Davai :rocker2:

PersephoneDisco
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:20 PM
Just love how it all started with Sabine's twitter :lol:

camilia
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:38 PM
Just love how it all started with Sabine's twitter :lol:

We should tweet her and ask her to keep mentioning twitter in front of Dina :p

Aleksandrina
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:43 PM
"Ivanovic playing the night session in LA Tuesday night.... Dinara on Wednesday night"
http://twitter.com/VictoriaHoe

camilia
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:47 PM
Thanks Sashah :)

How are you? I haven't seen you around for a few days now

makini
Aug 3rd, 2009, 03:12 PM
Thanks Norbert, Pepi and Sasha. So we trade Sabine and get Sam.

Ashi
Aug 3rd, 2009, 03:26 PM
Thanks Norbi for all the ranking info and explaining the draws:)

makini
Aug 5th, 2009, 02:13 AM
Dina 3rd on center court

STADIUM start 11:00 am
[5] N Petrova (RUS) vs S Peer (ISR)
[WC] C Vandeweghe (USA) vs [10] F Pennetta (ITA)
[1] D Safina (RUS) vs D Hantuchova (SVK)

Ziggy Starduck
Aug 5th, 2009, 04:05 AM
Thanks Makini :D

DS.Fan.
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Davai Dina!:bounce:

PersephoneDisco
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:41 AM
I really hope we get some straight setters cos :tape:

Thanks Makini!

vanúss
Aug 5th, 2009, 11:45 AM
Thanks Makini !
If she can win in staight set that would be cool ! A three sets match on a scoreboard would be awful :lol:

Davai Dinara !

DiscoStick
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:15 PM
:sobbing:

camilia
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Dina 3rd on center court

STADIUM start 11:00 am
[5] N Petrova (RUS) vs S Peer (ISR)
[WC] C Vandeweghe (USA) vs [10] F Pennetta (ITA)
[1] D Safina (RUS) vs D Hantuchova (SVK)

Thanks Makini, that time suits me well :bounce:

camilia
Aug 5th, 2009, 12:23 PM
I really hope we get some straight setters cos :tape:

Thanks Makini!

Thanks Makini !
If she can win in staight set that would be cool ! A three sets match on a scoreboard would be awful :lol:

Davai Dinara !

I'm still hoping for a live stream, I know I'm delusional :help:

makini
Aug 5th, 2009, 03:24 PM
:sobbing:

:hug:

PersephoneDisco
Aug 5th, 2009, 04:40 PM
what time will it be in Europe when it's 11am in LA? :scratch:

makini
Aug 5th, 2009, 04:47 PM
what time will it be in Europe when it's 11am in LA? :scratch:

11 am is 2pm my time so I'm guessing that it's about 7pm your time:)

PersephoneDisco
Aug 5th, 2009, 04:52 PM
Thanks Makini! :D

vanúss
Aug 5th, 2009, 04:53 PM
The time she'll play is decent !
But i got a feeling that i'm going to be oh so stressed out during the match :rolleyes:

DS.Fan.
Aug 5th, 2009, 05:09 PM
I can't watch her match!Dina:sobbing:
But it's good for my health:o
Anyway Davai girl:kiss:

DiscoStick
Aug 5th, 2009, 05:34 PM
:hug:

:)

:fiery: at the Draw

vanúss
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:17 AM
Dinara will play against Jie Zheng in her next match which is tomorrow i believe !

DiscoStick
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:25 AM
:fiery: Another match pitting my faves together

:mad: Worst draw ever!

fester
Aug 6th, 2009, 07:13 AM
Thursday, August 6, 2009

Stadium (from 11.00hrs)
1. Wickmayer vs. Zvonareva
2. Stosur vs. Ivanovic (NB 12.30hrs)
3. A.Bondarenko vs. Sharapova
4. [Wozniacki or Cirstea] vs. Lisicki
5. Safina vs. Zheng (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Chuang/Yan vs. Hantuchova/Sugiyama

C. Drone
Aug 6th, 2009, 08:28 AM
little closer than i expected, nevermind. :) poor Danka, 3rd time this year, different surfaces, not so lucky with draws.
Zheng shoud be no problem too.

Dinayer
Aug 6th, 2009, 09:49 AM
Good luck Dina :)

Dinayer
Aug 6th, 2009, 09:50 AM
:fiery: Another match pitting my faves together

:mad: Worst draw ever!

:hug:

vanúss
Aug 6th, 2009, 11:09 AM
This time it will be in the middle of the night , great...

She better win so we can hope to see her at least play tomorrow on a livestream ! :p

DS.Fan.
Aug 6th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Davai Dina!I hope you will do better than in Rome!Don't choke again!Good Luck girl!!

PersephoneDisco
Aug 6th, 2009, 12:39 PM
A night match! Yay!
Boo! Hopefully my parents will remember to not turn off the internet :o

Topspin2
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Good luck Dinara!!!

DiscoStick
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:23 PM
I guess I might stay up for this one...

vanúss
Aug 6th, 2009, 01:26 PM
I will too ! I really hope she won't repeat their last match in Rome , because i will so not wait for her :lol:

camilia
Aug 6th, 2009, 02:04 PM
She's playing at 6 a.m my time, how am I going to stay up till then!:help:

vanúss
Aug 6th, 2009, 02:06 PM
She's playing at 6 a.m my time, how am I going to stay up till then!:help:

Maybe you should sleep and wake up around 5:30am :rolleyes:
I'll stay up until she plays but i'm probably going to take a nap soon :lol: the heat is killing me !

Dinayer
Aug 6th, 2009, 02:55 PM
Maybe you should sleep and wake up around 5:30am :rolleyes:
I'll stay up until she plays but i'm probably going to take a nap soon :lol: the heat is killing me !

I did that at AO :lol:

camilia
Aug 6th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Maybe you should sleep and wake up around 5:30am :rolleyes:
I'll stay up until she plays but i'm probably going to take a nap soon :lol: the heat is killing me !

I have this problem which is I keep rolling from one side to another for at least an hour before actually falling asleep:help: I'm gonna try to have a nap but if I couldn't I'll go with plan B, coffee:p

vanúss
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:00 PM
I have this problem which is I keep rolling from one side to another for at least an hour before actually falling asleep:help: I'm gonna try to have a nap but if I couldn't I'll go with plan B, coffee:p

One hour you are lucky :p i have the same problem so that's why last time i had to woke up in the middle of the night i tried to sleep for 4 hours but ended up sleeping less than one hour :(

Coffee doesn't work for me , i'll probably go take a cold shower every half hours :lol:

Dinayer
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:08 PM
maybe you can try with Red Bull :rolls:

camilia
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:09 PM
One hour you are lucky :p i have the same problem so that's why last time i had to woke up in the middle of the night i tried to sleep for 4 hours but ended up sleeping less than one hour :(

Coffee doesn't work for me , i'll probably go take a cold shower every half hours :lol:

yah, I go for 4 hours too but when I'm lucky it's only one or two hours. Turkish coffee baby. I drink many types of coffee but the one I drink if I want to stay up is Turkish coffee cuz the other types do nothing for me:p

Cold showers ha, you are gonna be so clean following the match :lol:

vanúss
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:10 PM
maybe you can try with Red Bull :rolls:

It doesn't either :(
I remember when Red Bull wasn't yet accepted again in France , i was in Belgium and had to stay awake all night to catch a train in the morning so i decided to drank like 6 freaking Red Bull but i ended up sitting against a wall , falling asleep , missing my train :rolleyes:

camilia
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:13 PM
maybe you can try with Red Bull :rolls:

Does it really work?

camilia
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:15 PM
It doesn't either :(
I remember when Red Bull wasn't yet accepted again in France , i was in Belgium and had to stay awake all night to catch a train in the morning so i decided to drank like 6 freaking Red Bull but i ended up sitting against a wall , falling asleep , missing my train :rolleyes:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Dinayer
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:21 PM
It doesn't either :(
I remember when Red Bull wasn't yet accepted again in France , i was in Belgium and had to stay awake all night to catch a train in the morning so i decided to drank like 6 freaking Red Bull but i ended up sitting against a wall , falling asleep , missing my train :rolleyes:

:eek:
6 Red Bulls? oh my.

Does it really work?

When I drink Red Bull I cant sleep, I drink it when I have to study :p

PersephoneDisco
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:24 PM
Red bull doesn't work for me, or caffeine :p

My dad always has a red bull when he starts driving around Europe ;)

vanúss
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:25 PM
It works on some people , but i'm not one of them unfortunately :sad:

PersephoneDisco
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:26 PM
I'm really tempted to buy ES player again :o If Dina wins today [touch wood]

Dinayer
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:27 PM
I'm really tempted to buy ES player again :o If Dina wins today [touch wood]

me too :o but I think I'll buy it when USO starts :)

Dinayer
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:28 PM
It works on some people , but i'm not one of them unfortunately :sad:

:hug:

vanúss
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:29 PM
I'm really tempted to buy ES player again :o If Dina wins today [touch wood]

What's the difference between that and a livestream ? :rolleyes:

PersephoneDisco
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:35 PM
What's the difference between that and a livestream ? :rolleyes:

They'll show all the matches on that court, if tv coverage stops. But I'd rather have it for free :p

vanúss
Aug 6th, 2009, 03:42 PM
They'll show all the matches on that court, if tv coverage stops. But I'd rather have it for free :p

Oh yeah i had it last year during Wimbledon , but for smalls tournament like that where there's barely any tv coverage until the QF i don't think it's worth it but i'll think about it for the USO because there's no way there are gonna show Dina's matches regulary in America or in France :lol:

makini
Aug 6th, 2009, 06:30 PM
Thursday, August 6, 2009

Stadium (from 11.00hrs)
1. Wickmayer vs. Zvonareva
2. Stosur vs. Ivanovic (NB 12.30hrs)
3. A.Bondarenko vs. Sharapova
4. [Wozniacki or Cirstea] vs. Lisicki
5. Safina vs. Zheng (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Chuang/Yan vs. Hantuchova/Sugiyama

Thanks :D

PersephoneDisco
Aug 7th, 2009, 05:59 AM
Ahh we Dina fans know what to expect :p Hell for her fans? Why yes! :D

vanúss
Aug 7th, 2009, 06:08 AM
:lol: Fingers crossed for Dindin to do better at Cincin !

DS.Fan.
Aug 7th, 2009, 06:11 AM
Goodbye LA!:sad:

vanúss
Aug 7th, 2009, 06:16 AM
OMG :haha: i just remembered that song for the title and the lyrics are too perfect !!!
The first line after the Goodbye California is : i lost my place , i'll be gone by tomorrow:spit:

Goodbye California

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bluestorm10
Aug 7th, 2009, 06:29 AM
What on earth? :eek: I can't believe she's out of LA already. I figured she had at least another round and since something I'm working on is done tomorrow, I'll be ready to scream for Dina. :lol: I knew it was bad when I entered the forum and the topic at the top of GM was about how she was saying she was number one so everyone just deal with it. I was like...why is that on thet top? :p

Oh yeah, and this officially completes the worst week of my life, thankyouverymuch. Nothing serious (if it were I'd be curled up in a ball and not writing about it here :lol:) but I'm just absolutely drained by now. :sad:

lilimi
Aug 7th, 2009, 07:30 AM
oh, no! she lost... but I can't say it's a surprise:o i hope she'll wake up and play her game next week.
moreover I can't be sad as I didn't see how she played:o
the worst is just haters and 'journalists' jumpin on this loss to say how much dinara is the worst player ever. come on guys, who care? it's not a Grand slam :lol:

Dinayer
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:28 AM
OMG :eek:
:o :o :o

I cant believe she lost but :shrug: :sobbing:

C. Drone
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:33 AM
I wanna f--king puke right now:rolleyes:!I saw Zheng go against Bartoli this year in Monterrey when Marion didn't play very well with too many UEs...and Marion STILL kicked her ass!!As a PLAYER(not considering her separately as a person),Zheng is a mediocre piece of crap who,on her BEST day,can only hope to steal about four games per set against a bored Serena or Venus who have NO fear of losing to her and only go half-speed.Her whole reputation was built on upsetting the "#1" Ana Ivanovic who,as we've seen since then,was a complete,utter fraud at the top spot.Hindsight has shown that a win over A.I. is meaningless as EVERYone,even ITF-caliber players,has done it easily in the last 15 months.Making things so sickening is the fact that Zheng is the unsightly poster girl for a bunch of baby-killers....

Dinara,HOW IN THE HELL can you expect anyone to take you seriously???Even a choker like ANA managed to win a Grand Slam even though it was highly dubious in the wake of Henin's retirement...so you really have no excuse for CONSTANTLY playing like s--t when the pressure's on you in big matches.Do you really want THIS to be your legacy:rolleyes:???....Tired of this bullcrap:(

cavemate :worship: :lol:
my big problem with her, she always looks the same insecure and lost girl, who never knows what she needs to do. and came up with these lines, like today "This match, I didn't do the right things...". Ok, why didn't do the right things never? didn't see whats wrong? are she blind or def? didn't see the score after the first set? or she just let JZ to dictate the game? ... why can't figure out what is going on the court, instead of crying and cursing. yeah, everybody says "Safin mind, yada, yada", but it's pretty lame excuse, i can't believe.
IF they trying new things, i don't know but maybe, what happened after she had 4-2 in the 3rd?

i don't think she is stupid girl, BUT she always looks stupid on court, always the same goofy face, like she doesn't know where is she or who is she. what does she expect? Not everybody is just a coward and lose easily because she is 6 feet tall...

Caralenko
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:35 AM
:sobbing: :crying2: :(

She had better have a good explanation. I just read an article where she said she was 100% healthy and feeling good.

GrandMartha
Aug 7th, 2009, 10:17 AM
WTF was that? Losing to Zheng? :o:help:
But she can't win every tournament. SHe better get back on track in Cinccinati :mad:

Nina.
Aug 7th, 2009, 11:07 AM
Wow, she really lost to Zheng :smash: after she struggled against her on clay already I am not that suprised :rolleyes: shouldn't have happened though :o

Ashi
Aug 7th, 2009, 01:07 PM
:smash:Dinara, losing from leading 4-2 in the 3rd....winning only 2 points from that point:banghead:, nice way to give us a rude awakening, why do her chances at USO seem slim, if she lets opponents dictate play:rolleyes:, all in vain:crying2:.

vanúss
Aug 7th, 2009, 01:23 PM
It's one match , one tournament :rolleyes:
And like Nina said it's not that surprising , she won their previous encounter but it wasn't easy so it makes more sense to lose to Zheng than almost losing against Errani :shrug:

As you can see i'm trying not to be to upset/pessimist about it all but i'm telling myself that tons of people are taking care of bringing her down so i don't feel like adding to that even if it's understandable !

And since i didn't saw the match i have a hard time giving a real point of view since we don't know what happened , Zheng said that she was 110% into every shots , Dina struggled with her serve but not because of any pain but because she tried to go for the Aces , the key word being Tried so it's maybe part of their plan to improve her game :shrug:

DiscoStick
Aug 7th, 2009, 02:08 PM
Dinara :o

What a loss. Played so well against Dani. Oh well, do better in Cincy

camilia
Aug 7th, 2009, 03:06 PM
This is life, you win some and you lose some. All what I can say, hope she does better next week!

makini
Aug 7th, 2009, 04:48 PM
When does the Cincinnati draw come out?

vanúss
Aug 7th, 2009, 04:50 PM
When does the Cincinnati draw come out?

Tomorrow , don't know what time though

makini
Aug 7th, 2009, 04:52 PM
Tomorrow , don't know what time though

Thanks Vanessa.

~Kiera~
Aug 7th, 2009, 04:57 PM
The womenĺs draw ceremony is at noon on Saturday, August 8

5pm GMT / 6pm CET

makini
Aug 7th, 2009, 05:02 PM
5pm GMT / 6pm CET

Thanks Sarah that's about 12 pm my time. Let's hope that we get to see it sometime before 2 am. Finally a tournament in my time zone.

PersephoneDisco
Aug 7th, 2009, 05:45 PM
thanks Sarah. Please be kind, draw :p

vanúss
Aug 7th, 2009, 05:54 PM
thanks Sarah. Please be kind, draw :p

Yeah i'm pleading whoever will put out the names , be kind with us :help:
I just want her to play at least until thursday because i really want to see her play :lol: since there's no way we can see her enough off court so...:help:

camilia
Aug 7th, 2009, 06:36 PM
Yeah i'm pleading whoever will put out the names , be kind with us :help:
I just want her to play at least until thursday because i really want to see her play :lol: since there's no way we can see her enough off court so...:help:

+1

bruce goose
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:05 PM
:o:o:oLadies,let me apologize to you if I've contributed to any flack you might be taking in GM.Apparently,people are asking why some of us--that'd include me--don't have the same faith in Dinara that Henin's or Serena's fans have for their favorite.The answer is clear,of course:Those other players have actually followed through in winning 'the big one'.As someone who comes from a family full of alcoholics,I can tell you that we still love the wayward drunk...but we have LONG since stopped trusting or believing in them.

Is there ANY reason to believe that Dinara has what it takes when we witness such pathetic mental meltdowns??Can you think of ANY #1 greats in history who had similar attributes??Even ANA'S fans have some reason for hope since their gal has managed to win a Slam.Granted,it might seem slim but,in theory,she could regain her desire one day and she has the talent to pull it off if she ever dedicates herself.In Dinara's case,I'm just not sure as I can't recall any long-term champions who exhibited such mental weakness on court.I'm sorry for being blunt,but this is a textbook example of,"I'll believe it when I see it.":help:

PersephoneDisco
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:11 PM
Oh absolutely Bruce. If it comes, then it comes but I wouldn't be that surprised if she never wins a slam. But until the day she ends her tennis career, I'll still be hoping ;)

camilia
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:12 PM
For me, it's not over unless it's over!

makini
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:22 PM
For me, it's not ever unless it's over!

Same here Cami. I still believe that she'll do it eventually. Maybe when we least expect it.

vanúss
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Same here Cami. I still believe that she'll do it eventually. Maybe when we least expect it.

Same here , but i feel confident about her winning a GS . Probably not this year or next year but it will come ! She won't retire until she has it anyway :p

redsonja
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Same here , but i feel confident about her winning a GS . Probably not this year or next year but it will come ! She won't retire until she has it anyway :p
So that's what she meant when she said she'd play until she dies.

PersephoneDisco
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:46 PM
So that's what she meant when she said she'd play until she dies.

She's a workhouse, all right.

bruce goose
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:56 PM
Actually,I had a couple historical precedents but I was afraid to cite them:Mauresmo was an erratic,up-and-down,mental case for much of he career before she FINALLY became a consistent champion in 2006-2007.......except she was almost 30 years old when it happened:eek:....The same was true for Navratilova who was notorious for choking to Evert in unbelievable fashion during her younger days(I was just a baby then but my parents talked about it later).Same story,though;Navrat was MUCH older 'fore she became consistent....If this is Dina's path,then we have a LONNNNNG wait ahead of us:help:

vanúss
Aug 7th, 2009, 10:07 PM
She's still young , even if 23 is not young anymore in Tennis but she's 8 in her head (:lol:)and just got on the main stage a year ago and had so much going on , many expectations were created around her , plus the fact that all her life she had to deal with being Marat's sister and today she's finally stepping out of his shadow . It shouldn't be that hard or affect her that much but it's Dinara :rolleyes:
It's more fun not to see it coming...i guess :help: :lol:

bruce goose
Aug 8th, 2009, 03:41 AM
The strong comments below do NOT pertain to our own lovable Dinara fan,Tracy:angel:

....Just did a litle research on Stosur:worship: and found out that her dad is sort of a big shot in the sanitation business back in their neck of the woods in Australia.Apparently,the Stosur family garbage disposal business makes pick-ups on Friday;)....Since Los Angeles is home to SOOOO many of my fellow Mexicans,I've generously decided to broaden the horizons of today's LOSER,the mediocre fraud Zheng,by sharing a message in Spanish that she can take back to Beijing and relay to her close friends in the PRC government--especially her cronies that administer the Population Control policy--who allow their Poster Girl a life of ease while so many others live in abject poverty with almost zero personal freedoms:Vayanse al infierno,maricones incestuosos!:devil::devil::devil:

As for Dina,I'm inclined to agree with Vanessa's statement that the glorious moments are even MORE special when they're unexpected.Still,TRY to limit the kind of crap we saw yesterday,Dinara...and DON'T wait 'til you're Mauresmo's age before you start winning Slams.........PLEEE-EASE!:rolleyes:

Nina.
Aug 8th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Is there ANY reason to believe that Dinara has what it takes when we witness such pathetic mental meltdowns??Can you think of ANY #1 greats in history who had similar attributes?? Even ANA'S fans have some reason for hope since their gal has managed to win a Slam.Granted,it might seem slim but,in theory,she could regain her desire one day and she has the talent to pull it off if she ever dedicates herself.In Dinara's case,I'm just not sure as I can't recall any long-term champions who exhibited such mental weakness on court.I'm sorry for being blunt,but this is a textbook example of,"I'll believe it when I see it.":help:

Because she played mental midget Dina in the final :p
But in general I agree with you. Dinara is mentally so weak it is painful to watch. And unless she fixes this somehow - I still suggest outside help from somebody other than Z - and gets more independent from her coach I don't see her winning a GS. She had her chances, especially this year at RG, and she blew them.

Oh absolutely Bruce. If it comes, then it comes but I wouldn't be that surprised if she never wins a slam. But until the day she ends her tennis career, I'll still be hoping ;)

Of course, we are hoping, we are fans :D I just wish that she would be able to put on fight the next time at least.

So that's what she meant when she said she'd play until she dies.

:spit:

bruce goose
Aug 8th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Because she played mental midget Dina in the final :p
But in general I agree with you. Dinara is mentally so weak it is painful to watch. And unless she fixes this somehow - I still suggest outside help from somebody other than Z - and gets more independent from her coach I don't see her winning a GS. She had her chances, especially this year at RG, and she blew them.

Nina,I swear that I almost included that in the post....Dinara vs. Ana--SOMEone had to win:rolleyes:,they couldn't BOTH choke away the match...at least not completely.It's time to switch to the Cincy thread,my brilliant fraulein friend but I'll conclude by guessing that,of those two,Dinara has the better current situation.Ana has simply stopped caring and wants to spend her time chasing men,sometimes more than one,(Marat,Novak,Rafa,Verdasco,A.Scott...and you can throw in at least a dozen more "good friends" that Ana has,ALL of whom are male wealthy,stylish celebrities) and doing photoshoots.If she ever starts missing tennis enough,though,she'll quit faking injuries & dodging practices and regain her Top 10 status.In DINARA'S case,she WANTS to win but keeps having mental meltdowns at crucial moments.In THEORY,she could meet with a sports counsellor who helped her overcome her self-imposed psyche hurdles....However,as I've already mentioned,it took Mauresmo and Navrat almost until they were 30 to sort things out:eek:

redsonja
Aug 8th, 2009, 02:53 PM
But in general I agree with you. Dinara is mentally so weak it is painful to watch. And unless she fixes this somehow - I still suggest outside help from somebody other than Z - and gets more independent from her coach I don't see her winning a GS.

I agree. As entertaining as I find the Dinara/Zeljko interaction, these days when she calls him out or starts looking at him between points, I just want to throttle her. It's not going to help, sweetheart. You have to do it yourself. :rolleyes: She's in desperate need of a sports psychologist, but... :shrug: Oh well.

Ashi
Aug 8th, 2009, 03:00 PM
I agree. As entertaining as I find the Dinara/Zeljko interaction, these days when she calls him out or starts looking at him between points, I just want to throttle her. It's not going to help, sweetheart. You have to do it yourself. :rolleyes: She's in desperate need of a sports psychologist, but... :shrug: Oh well.
:sobbing::sobbing: Esp in the final that must not be named.