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The Daviator
Nov 9th, 2009, 04:58 PM
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Proximus Diamond Games, Antwerp

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Week 17 * Indoor Tier II * Draw Size 32

S1 Winner - Kristina Brandi
S2 Winner - Alicia Molik
S3 Winner - Alicia Molik

Antwerp, BEL - Welcome to Antwerp, the first event of the indoor season, here's where the race to Madrid really hots up, it's very close between several players so how they do in these next few weeks will be crucial in deciding who makes it, good luck to all!

Draw Posted - Tuesday 18:00 CET

Points Deadline - Friday 18:00 CET

New points are mandatory, please send :p

The Daviator
Nov 9th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Aces To Play

Bartoli - 2
Clijsters - 3
Davenport - 0
Domachowska - 3
Dulko - 1
Hantuchova - 3
Jankovic - 2
Kirilenko - 0
Krajicek - 3
Kuznetsova - 0
Larcher de Brito - 4
Molik - 1
Myskina - 0
Pennetta - 2
Seles - 1
Sharapova - 2
Spears - 3
Stosur - 2
Tanasugarn - 0
Vaidisova - 0
S. Williams - 0
V. Williams - 1

The Daviator
Nov 9th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Draw

Alicia Molik(1) v Bye
Britney Spears v Samantha Stosur
Monica Seles v Marta Domachowska
Bye v Michaella Krajicek(5)

Flavia Pennetta(6) v Bye
Venus Williams v Anastasia Myskina
Tamarine Tanasugarn v Serena Williams
Bye v Maria Kirilenko(4)

Maria Sharapova(3) v Bye
Bye v Nicole Vaidisova
Jelena Jankovic v Bye
Bye v Lindsay Davenport(7)

Daniela Hantuchova(8) v Bye
Gisela Dulko v Marion Bartoli
Svetlana Kuznetsova v Michelle Larcher de Brito
Bye v Kim Clijsters(2)

The Daviator
Nov 9th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Res3

The Daviator
Nov 9th, 2009, 05:00 PM
Player Of The Week


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Flavia Pennetta

Flav gets the POTW for her impressive run to the US Open final and she now has 2 aces to use this week :yeah:

In The Zone
Nov 9th, 2009, 05:23 PM
Britney should have gotten it, but whatever. :rolleyes:

1, 2, 3! Aces to use this week will still kill everyone.

MH0861
Nov 9th, 2009, 09:34 PM
Indoors :D Back to 0 aces where I can win matches again! :rolls: :rocker2:

dawid
Nov 14th, 2009, 09:30 PM
:wavey:

Justin SW
Nov 14th, 2009, 10:34 PM
sent :D

The Daviator
Nov 16th, 2009, 04:36 PM
Draw posted.

9/22 pts in.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Nov 17th, 2009, 02:39 AM
Can I have my old points please

MH0861
Nov 17th, 2009, 02:51 AM
MK will send tomorrow ;)

Lots of byes :eek: :sad:

Harvs
Nov 17th, 2009, 05:25 AM
gonna be an epic struggle to the title with this draw:(

Koon
Nov 17th, 2009, 08:46 AM
Finally I realized how Misa can guarantee her YEC spot without doing some big thing except winning Wim :zzz: :p

The Daviator
Nov 19th, 2009, 09:53 PM
PMs sent - 14/22 in.

Rounds 1 and 2 on Saturday.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Nov 19th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Cant wait!

Harvs
Nov 20th, 2009, 04:46 AM
:)

In The Zone
Nov 21st, 2009, 10:17 PM
Britney Spears opens the tournament with a concert for the fans. The Circus is in Antwerp!

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Harvs
Nov 21st, 2009, 10:30 PM
Disgruntled fans walk out on Britney Spears concert in Antwerp

IT was not the triumphant return Britney Spears has hoped for, as disgruntled fans walked out of her first Belgian concert in Antwerp, upset by her lip-synching.

”It was just really bad," Kathy Wright, 32, said after the first of Britney's Belgian concerts in Antwerp.

"She has not spoken, there is no interaction."

Friend Josh Blee said: "We are really big Britney fans but it was crap."

“I thought after the music awards she would make up for it with a wicked concert, but she has let us down," Blee added.

Maria Carmody also left with a group of friends. They were disappointed that the giant screens did not show any vision of Spears performing.

The screens only displayed circus-related images but nothing of the performer herself, which infuriated large groups of fans as Britney had her back to them for large portions of the concert.

Several fans complained that there was no vision on the giant screens and questioned whether it was cover up her lip-synching.

“She is a little dot on the stage,’’ Carmody said.

She was also put off by the bad behaviour of fans in the general admission area.

She claimed she was elbowed and pushed by overzealous fans.

Spears performed to over 11,000 fans last night at Antwerp's Olympisch Stadion.

Imperfect Angel
Nov 21st, 2009, 11:09 PM
:lol: :worship:
That happened in Australian I heard.:p

MH0861
Nov 22nd, 2009, 06:11 PM
Oh please Molik, leave my girl Brit alone :mad: You're just jealous because she's a star who can get 11,000 people to show up a night, it must be hard to play all your ATC matches in packed crowds like this:

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GO GET A FAN AND A LIFE

Britney :hearts: Thanks for the VIP passes :kiss:

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 08:48 PM
Results coming up!

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 08:50 PM
Round of 32

Domachowska def. Seles

Spears def. Stosur

Myskina def. V. Williams

Larcher de Brito def. Kuznetsova

W/O

Seles, Stosur and Kuznetsova are retired.

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 08:52 PM
Round of 32

Bartoli def. Dulko 6-3 6-2

S. Williams def. Tanasugarn 7-5 7-5

Broseghini
Nov 22nd, 2009, 08:53 PM
:)

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 08:55 PM
Updated Draw

Alicia Molik(1) v Britney Spears
Marta Domachowska v Michaella Krajicek(5)

Flavia Pennetta(6) v Anastasia Myskina
Serena Williams v Maria Kirilenko(4)

Maria Sharapova(3) v Nicole Vaidisova
Jelena Jankovic v Lindsay Davenport(7)

Daniela Hantuchova(8) v Marion Bartoli
Michelle Larcher de Brito v Kim Clijsters(2)

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 08:56 PM
R16 and QFs coming up later.

Uranium
Nov 22nd, 2009, 10:04 PM
Woohoo Myskina:dance::lol:

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 10:57 PM
Round of 16

Krajicek(5) def. Domachowska

Sharapova(3) def. Vaidisova

Jankovic def. Davenport(7)

W/O

Domachowska is retired.

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 10:58 PM
Round of 16

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Molik(1) def. Spears
6-4 6-4

Spears would have beaten most other opponents, but Molik's style is too much even with a few aces, she moves closer to three in a row here in Antwerp :yeah: Brit :hug:

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:00 PM
Round of 16

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Pennetta(6) def. Myskina
6-2 6-4

Excellent performance from Pennetta following on from her US Open final :yeah: Nastya :hug: :p

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:03 PM
Round of 16

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S. Williams def. Kirilenko(4)
7-5 7-6(4)

MK was a little unlucky, she fought hard in both sets only to lose out in the end :hug: SW :yeah:

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:05 PM
Round of 16

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Hantuchova(8) def. Bartoli
6-4 5-7 6-2

Dani choked at 6-4 5-2, but didn't let it happen again and closed out strongly in the 3rd :yeah: Marion :hug:

Broseghini
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:06 PM
Again :o

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:07 PM
Round of 16

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Clijsters(2) def. Larcher de Brito
6-4 6-3

Kim was once only a clay-court specialist but is now doing very well on all surfaces, she played a great match to take out 4-acer Michelle in straights :yeah: MLdB :hug:

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:09 PM
Updated Draw

Alicia Molik(1) v Michaella Krajicek(5)

Flavia Pennetta(6) v Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova(3) v Jelena Jankovic

Daniela Hantuchova(8) v Kim Clijsters(2)

Imperfect Angel
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:36 PM
I'll take it.:p

Thanks Dav for the late results.:ras: :p

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:44 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Krajicek(5) def. Molik(1)
6-3 6-1

Misa's gameplan is the EXACT one which is needed to beat Molik, and when it works it results in an easy win like this one :yeah: Alicia :hug:

Justin SW
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:46 PM
Serena is on fire :D

Justin SW
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:47 PM
next Pennetta :o :scared:

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:47 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Pennetta(6) def. S. Williams
6-3 5-7 6-2

A loss of concentration let Serena take the second set, but otherwise the in-form Flav was too strong :yeah: Serena :hug:

Justin SW
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:48 PM
Still 3 sets with zero ace to 3 acer ;)

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:50 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Sharapova(3) def. Jankovic
6-4 3-6 7-5

Masha is one of the most resilient players in the game, rallied from 1-4 in the 3rd to win :yeah: JJ :hug:

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:50 PM
Still 3 sets with zero ace to 3 acer ;)

I know, good job ;)

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:52 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Hantuchova(8) def. Clijsters(2)
6-4 5-7 6-3

Again Dani choked at 6-4 5-3 :tape: But luckily her 3rd set is very good ;) Can she now go on and win her first title? Kim :hug:

The Daviator
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:53 PM
Updated Draw

Michaella Krajicek(5) v Flavia Pennetta(6)

Maria Sharapova(3) v Daniela Hantuchova(8)

Imperfect Angel
Nov 23rd, 2009, 12:06 AM
:dance: 5-2 against Molik.:hearts:
Flavia next.:armed:

MH0861
Nov 23rd, 2009, 12:18 AM
MK :(

Just saving myself for the YECs, Misa and I are both going to double bagel Mug-lik in the same group :rocker2:

Harvs
Nov 23rd, 2009, 12:41 AM
dang.

Harvs
Nov 23rd, 2009, 12:41 AM
Round of 16

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S. Williams def. Kirilenko(4)
7-5 7-6(4)

MK was a little unlucky, she fought hard in both sets only to lose out in the end :hug: SW :yeah:

:hearts::hearts:

MH0861
Nov 23rd, 2009, 01:19 AM
Go choke on another Misa breadstick

Koon
Nov 23rd, 2009, 04:24 AM
Awesome job Flavia , :woohoo: . Serena deserved to lose anyway :ras: :angel:

Knock out that fluker Flavia :bounce: :drive: :yippee:

Jose.
Nov 23rd, 2009, 11:45 AM
Michelle :tape:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Nov 23rd, 2009, 01:25 PM
:bigclap:

NOW DANI!
Andrew:boxing:

.Andrew.
Nov 23rd, 2009, 08:03 PM
Podme Dani! :woohoo:
Bring it Masha! :armed: :angel:
Finally I get a win over Kim. :o :lol:

The Daviator
Nov 24th, 2009, 12:26 AM
Semi-Finals

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Krajicek(5) def. Pennetta(6)
7-6(1) 7-6(7)

Misa battles into the final in two tough sets, Pennetta gave her all but in the end Misa's extra ace decided the outcome, Flav :hug:

The Daviator
Nov 24th, 2009, 12:39 AM
Semi-Finals

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Hantuchova(8) def. Sharapova(3)
6-1 6-2

Dani steamrolls Masha to make the final :worship: It would be great if she could finally win a title but she has tough opposition in the next round, Shara :hug:

.Andrew.
Nov 24th, 2009, 01:16 AM
PODME! :woohoo:
Hopefully I can win this title, but Misa. :scared:
Matt. :p

Daniela-Is-Mine
Nov 24th, 2009, 01:30 AM
Andrew :worship:

But thats only because its Dani :p

MH0861
Nov 24th, 2009, 01:37 AM
I think Misa is like our very own Whitney Houston

Cracked out of her mind for so long but THE LEGEND DELIVERS AN EMOTIONAL COMEBACK THIS WEEK

.Andrew.
Nov 24th, 2009, 01:42 AM
Andrew :worship:

But thats only because its Dani :p

Thank you. :p ;)

Why you not in school today? :p

I think Misa is like our very own Whitney Houston

Cracked out of her mind for so long but THE LEGEND DELIVERS AN EMOTIONAL COMEBACK THIS WEEK

:haha:

Just noticed the race that Dani is gonna need a spectacular indoor season to qualify for Madrid. It's very likely she will be stuck in second rate tournament Linz again this year. :spit: :haha: :o

Uranium
Nov 24th, 2009, 01:46 AM
^It's Bali, bitch.

Good luck to both:p

.Andrew.
Nov 24th, 2009, 01:48 AM
It's been Linz for past seasons, didn't know Dav switched to Bali. :p

Thanks :hug:

Imperfect Angel
Nov 24th, 2009, 05:38 AM
I think Misa is like our very own Whitney Houston

Cracked out of her mind for so long but THE LEGEND DELIVERS AN EMOTIONAL COMEBACK THIS WEEK
:spit: I'd rather deliver in a slam.:p But at least this is a Tier II.:p



Just noticed the race that Dani is gonna need a spectacular indoor season to qualify for Madrid. It's very likely she will be stuck in second rate tournament Linz again this year. :spit: :haha: :o

I bet all my credits that Dani will win this title and will reach Madrid.:p

Koon
Nov 24th, 2009, 08:01 AM
Misa is a lucky b*tch ever :rolleyes:

Poor Flavia :sobbing:

Imperfect Angel
Nov 24th, 2009, 09:10 AM
Misa is a lucky b*tch ever :rolleyes:

Poor Flavia :sobbing:

I'm just much better than you.:shrug:
You're indeed my b*tch. :shrug: I own you in every games we've played.
So just swallow your bitterness slowly or you'll choke to death which I can't help much but miss you because I might not have chances in the future to beat you often then.:hug:

Koon
Nov 24th, 2009, 09:51 AM
Yea.You owns me in every games I played cause I suck in every games I've played :sobbing: :rolleyes:

But don't worry, you will soon drop out of 5 after this season :yippee:

As for WFTC, I helped you many times to keep your No.1 after beats Mary many times :rolleyes: so better starts cheering me :angel:

The Daviator
Nov 24th, 2009, 06:10 PM
Final on the way.

The Daviator
Nov 24th, 2009, 06:15 PM
Final

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Krajicek(5) v Hantuchova(8)

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The Daviator
Nov 24th, 2009, 06:17 PM
Final

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Hantuchova leads Krajicek 6-4

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The Daviator
Nov 24th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Final

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Krajicek(5) v Hantuchova(8)

Hantuchova and Krajicek are tied 6-4 3-6

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Krajicek(5) def. Hantuchova(8)
4-6 6-3 6-4

Congrats to Misa on winning title #8 :clap2: She played an excellent second set which put her back in charge and in control of the match, well done :yeah: Dani :sad: Your points are strong and you should get a title before the season ends :yeah:

.Andrew.
Nov 24th, 2009, 08:01 PM
:bigcry:

Did CT affect Dav? ;) Congrats Misa. :worship:

2nd set seems to be bad set of points though. :o :lol:

Imperfect Angel
Nov 24th, 2009, 11:27 PM
I won a title again? :haha: Didn't expect that to be honest but at least I'm now almost guaranteed a YEC spot.:D :banana:

Dani :hug: Good match as always.;)

and thanks Dav for the early results.:p

Imperfect Angel
Nov 25th, 2009, 02:23 AM
Krajicek Claims 8th Title in Antwerp

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Wimbledon champion Michaella Krajicek wins her 8th career title in Proximus Diamond Games, Antwerp after bouncing back from a first set loss to defeat Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia in the final 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

After yet another disappointing hard court season, the #5 ranked player was pumped up for the indoors season in which the surface would probably suit her more. She had a first round bye before getting a walkover into the quarterfinals as her second round opponent Marta Domachowska was plagued with injuries and was forced to withdraw.

In the quarterfinals, she faced #1 and 2 time defending champion Alicia Molik. This was their seventh meeting. Krajicek was superior against Molik on the grass courts but failed to win her opponent twice outside grass. But after just over an hour, Krajicek cruised past the Australian 6-3, 6-1 after displaying a great performance. Krajicek scores her first win over Molik on indoors (and also outside grass) and improves her head-to-head to 5-2.

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Next up was yet another tough opponent, which was none other than current US Open finalist Flavia Pennetta. Pennetta was solid throughout the whole week and the match was set to be a cracker. Both players did not lose their serve throughout the whole match and needed two tiebreakers to determine the winner and it was Krajicek who proved to be slightly stronger at the end, conquering her Italian opponent 7-6(1), 7-6(7), improving their head-to-head to 3-1.

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The Dutchwoman reached her third final of the season, with Slovakian beauty Daniela Hantuchova awaiting her in the final of the first indoors event. Krajicek seems to have an upper hand as she led their head-to-head 5-3 but unfortunately, Hantuchova was the better player in their last 3 encounters. Krajicek expected a tough final and she was right. Hantuchova claimed the first set after secuing an early break but Krajicek managed to come back to win the second set. Krajicek was close to win when she had a break in the fourth game but Hantuchova was able to level it before Krajicek went for broke again in the second last game to eventually win the match and the her second title of the season 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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"It's always a great feeling to win. I have always worked hard than most of the players on the tour and my effort paid off this week, luckily. I had such bad hard court season when I was expecting myself to do better after winning Wimbledon but I was unlucky to suffer a little injury during that time. I was lucky enough to recover on time and play good tennis again this week. It's been an amazing week for me for sure. Beating 3 top 10 players in one event is quite an accomplishment. I just hope that I can continue this good form and be able to defend my title in YEC soon."

The Daviator
Nov 25th, 2009, 07:32 PM
:bigcry:

Did CT affect Dav? ;) Congrats Misa. :worship:

2nd set seems to be bad set of points though. :o :lol:

It was an alternating CT, so you were unlucky maybe to get the first one :p

Thanks for the article Misa :)