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The Daviator
Nov 26th, 2009, 05:51 PM
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Kremlin Cup, Moscow

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Week 18 * Indoor Tier I * Draw Size 32

S1 Winner - Elena Baltacha
S2 Winner - Anastasia Myskina
S3 Winner - Marta Domachowska

Moscow, RUS - Welcome to Moscow, with just two weeks left before the YEC, all the players are desperate to finally seal their places and with so many points on offer this week, this will be the last chance for some to make it to Madrid, so good luck to all!

Draw Posted - Saturday 18:00 CET

Points Deadline - Sunday 18:00 CET

The Daviator
Nov 26th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Aces To Play

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

The Daviator
Nov 26th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Draw

Alicia Molik(1) v Tamarine Tanasugarn
Qualifer A v Flavia Pennetta(6)

Daniela Hantuchova(8) v Britney Spears
Qualifer B v Kim Clijsters(3)

Michaella Krajicek(4) v Nicole Vaidisova
Anastasia Myskina v Lindsay Davenport(7)

Maria Kirilenko(5) v Michelle Larcher de Brito
Jelena Jankovic v Maria Sharapova(2)

Qualifying

A. Serena Williams v Venus Williams
B. Gisela Dulko v Marion Bartoli

The Daviator
Nov 26th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Points To Defend

350 -

Sharapova

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Hantuchova

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Molik
Jankovic
Tanasugarn

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V. Williams
Spears
Krajicek
Larcher de Brito
Clijsters

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Pennetta
Dulko
Kirilenko
Davenport
Myskina

The Daviator
Nov 26th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Player Of The Week


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Daniela Hantuchova

Dani gets it for impressively battling into the final last week in Antwerp and now has 4 aces to use in Moscow :yeah:

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 27th, 2009, 02:29 AM
This event is Dani's to lose then.:o

Uranium
Nov 27th, 2009, 02:46 AM
Robbery:o Give those less fortunate with 0 aces some hope:p

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 27th, 2009, 03:44 AM
Just realized only 18 players left?!:eek:
and it could be just 16 players who is really active atm!:eek:

I think we should do a 16 player draw with qualifying.:shrug:

Justin SW
Nov 27th, 2009, 03:53 AM
Player Of The Week


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Daniela Hantuchova

Dani gets it for impressively battling into the final last week in Antwerp and now has 4 aces to use in Moscow :yeah:

Yeah I made the Quarters with no ace and push a 3 acer to 3 sets... and this is what I get :o :rolleyes:

MH0861
Nov 27th, 2009, 04:51 PM
OMG Dani you have truly made it

You have POTW haters :D :hearts: Don't let those jealous scrubs hold you back

JOIN THE CLUB AND ROCK IT GIRLFRIEND :D

Uranium
Nov 27th, 2009, 05:46 PM
OMG Dani you have truly made it

You have POTW haters :D :hearts: Don't let those jealous scrubs hold you back

JOIN THE CLUB AND ROCK IT GIRLFRIEND :D

Are you in this club? Because don't you lose early whenever you get that honor:spit:

Koon
Nov 28th, 2009, 02:28 AM
Is Flavia qualified ? :scared:

.Andrew.
Nov 28th, 2009, 02:16 PM
:lol: I'd rather not have the POW because I'm shit with 4 aces. :spit: But thanks Dav. :)

The Daviator
Nov 28th, 2009, 11:04 PM
Draw posted.

Broseghini
Nov 28th, 2009, 11:31 PM
Draw :o

The Daviator
Nov 29th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Qualies and R1 coming up.

The Daviator
Nov 29th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Qualifying

S. Williams def. V. Williams W/O

Bartoli def. Dulko 6-3 6-2

Justin SW
Nov 29th, 2009, 11:09 PM
R1 ???

The Daviator
Nov 29th, 2009, 11:19 PM
Round of 16

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Molik(1) def. Tanasugarn
7-5 7-5

Typical match between these two, Tammy leads 5-2 and 5-0, loses 5-7 5-7 :o Gratz Lish :)

The Daviator
Nov 29th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Round of 16

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

Controversial match :eek: Serena was booed by the Moscow crowd cos they thought her walkover against Venus was a 'family decision' :eek: and now Serena says she'll never play here again :hysteric: Well done Flavia for keeping your composure :hug:

The Daviator
Nov 29th, 2009, 11:26 PM
Round of 16

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Clijsters(3) def. Bartoli
6-3 6-4

Marion was a little tired cos she only played her qualie match about a half an hour ago and Kim with 3 aces was always gonna be a tough task :hug: KC :yeah:

The Daviator
Nov 29th, 2009, 11:29 PM
Round of 16

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Hantuchova(8) def. Spears
6-4 6-3

Dani says she doesn't like having 4 aces but she did well here :p and against a 3-acer too, well done :yeah: Brit is waiting to rock Bali :hearts:

The Daviator
Nov 29th, 2009, 11:32 PM
Round of 16

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Kirifierce(5) def. Larcher de Brito
6-4 5-7 6-4

0-acer MK upsets 4-acer MLdB :eek: Michelle with 4 aces :spit: WIN THIS TITLE AND GO UNDEFEATED FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON MK!

The Daviator
Nov 29th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Round of 16

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Sharapova(2) def. Jankovic
6-4 3-6 7-5

Same result as last week, Masha :yeah: JJ :smash:

The Daviator
Nov 29th, 2009, 11:37 PM
Updated Draw

Alicia Molik(1) v Flavia Pennetta(6)

Daniela Hantuchova(8) v Kim Clijsters(3)

Michaella Krajicek(4) v Anastasia Myskina

Maria Kirilenko(5) v Maria Sharapova(2)

Walkovers for Krajicek and Myskina.

Uranium
Nov 29th, 2009, 11:38 PM
QFs:hearts::p

.Andrew.
Nov 30th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Dani. :woohoo:
Against Kim next. :scared:
Hope I can repeat last week's result. :p

Harvs
Nov 30th, 2009, 12:39 AM
woot:)

In The Zone
Nov 30th, 2009, 02:06 AM
What a surprise.

MH0861
Nov 30th, 2009, 02:20 AM
If there's one bitch who is worse with 4 aces than me it's MldB :lol:

KARMA FOR WIMBY S3 BITCH

MH0861
Nov 30th, 2009, 02:23 AM
I am... Kirifierce :hearts:

FIRST WIN EVAH FOR MY HOMETOWN FANS

Koon
Nov 30th, 2009, 04:26 AM
Flavia actually won a match :woohoo: against Molik now :help: :scared:

Serena :haha:

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 30th, 2009, 04:27 AM
Nastya next :o

Koon
Nov 30th, 2009, 04:35 AM
Misa and Nastya are so lucky :o

The Daviator
Nov 30th, 2009, 11:37 PM
QFs on the way.

The Daviator
Nov 30th, 2009, 11:40 PM
Quarter-Finals

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

Alicia comes out on top in the battle of the 1-acers, she's pretty much locked up SE-#1 now :p Flav :hug:

The Daviator
Nov 30th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Hantuchova(8) def. Clijsters(3)
6-2 6-3

Much easier for Daniela this week ;) Kim :hug:

The Daviator
Nov 30th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Sharapova(2) def. Kirilenko(5)
6-4 6-4

Lil Masha :sad: Slapperova was too powerful for the people's champ today, Shasha :yeah:

MH0861
Nov 30th, 2009, 11:51 PM
Just saving myself for Doha :hearts: Am I in yet Dav :D

The Daviator
Nov 30th, 2009, 11:52 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Krajicek(4) def. Myskina
7-6(4) 6-2

I have a feeling Misa could go undefeated indoors this season :o Good effort in the first Nastya :hug:

The Daviator
Nov 30th, 2009, 11:55 PM
Just saving myself for Doha :hearts: Am I in yet Dav :D

Of course :D And we're still stuck in 2006 Madrid :lol:

Do well in Quebec so I can hook you up with an ace.

The Daviator
Nov 30th, 2009, 11:56 PM
Updated Draw

Alicia Molik(1) v Daniela Hantuchova(8)

Michaella Krajicek(4) v Maria Sharapova(2)

Daniela-Is-Mine
Dec 1st, 2009, 12:15 AM
Can we get the semi's early??
So i can lose to Misa as usual :o

The Daviator
Dec 1st, 2009, 12:26 AM
Can we get the semi's early??
So i can lose to Misa as usual :o

You won Wimby SF last season :p And not until all SFists are online ;)

.Andrew.
Dec 1st, 2009, 12:55 AM
Dani :woohoo:
2nd win over Kimmy in two weeks :eek: :banana: Kim :hug:
I don't think I have the right strategy to beat Alicia though. :p But good luck anyway Dani. :)

Harvs
Dec 1st, 2009, 06:15 AM
yersssss:)

The Daviator
Dec 1st, 2009, 05:01 PM
SFs on the way.

The Daviator
Dec 1st, 2009, 05:03 PM
Semi-Finals

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Hantuchova(8) def. Molik(1)
6-1 6-3

Daniela has been rampant this tournament :worship: Another comprehensive win puts her in yet another final :yeah: Alicia :hug:

The Daviator
Dec 1st, 2009, 05:06 PM
Semi-Finals

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Krajicek(4) def. Sharapova(2)
6-3 6-1

Misa and Dani are really owning the indoor season so far, Misa storms into her second straight final :yeah: Masha :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Dec 1st, 2009, 05:10 PM
Congrats Dani for winning the title!:worship:

.Andrew.
Dec 1st, 2009, 07:34 PM
Podme Dani! :woohoo:
She has been really great this tournament. :D
Good luck against Misa, please win ur first title! :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Dec 1st, 2009, 07:47 PM
Podme Dani! :woohoo:
She has been really great this tournament. :D
Good luck against Misa, please win ur first title! :hug:

You don't need any luck because the "extra" ace will help you for sure.:shrug:
No surprise you'll win.:ras:

Anyway, I'll be off to bed in about 20 minutes.
And since both of us are here now, let's finish it as soon as possible?:shrug:

.Andrew.
Dec 1st, 2009, 07:50 PM
You don't need any luck because the "extra" ace will help you for sure.:shrug:
No surprise you'll win.:ras:

Anyway, I'll be off to bed in about 20 minutes.
And since both of us are here now, let's finish it as soon as possible?:shrug:

You are just trying to jinx, like usual. :p

I won't be surprised if you win :shrug: But of course I want to win :angel: because I am badly overdue for a title. :lol: :p

ElusiveChanteuse
Dec 1st, 2009, 08:05 PM
Yeah, it's very obvious Dav rigs the POTW for you just to win a title.:yawn:

Let's see if I lose the final, will Dav let me become the next POTW, just like what you experienced last week for reaching final with 3 aces, just to prove my above statement.:zzz:
Anyway, most probably he will give to Alicia or Maria instead since either of them has less aces than me.:yawn:

Broseghini
Dec 1st, 2009, 08:25 PM
Round of 16

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Clijsters(3) def. Bartoli
6-3 6-4

Marion was a little tired cos she only played her qualie match about a half an hour ago and Kim with 3 aces was always gonna be a tough task :hug: KC :yeah:
4 weeks in the tour and 8 loses for Clijsters :o

Koon
Dec 1st, 2009, 10:06 PM
Boring final :zzz:

MH0861
Dec 1st, 2009, 10:57 PM
OMG Misa

Get a GRIP :lol: :spit:

The Daviator
Dec 1st, 2009, 11:08 PM
You don't need any luck because the "extra" ace will help you for sure.:shrug:
No surprise you'll win.:ras:

Anyway, I'll be off to bed in about 20 minutes.
And since both of us are here now, let's finish it as soon as possible?:shrug:

Don't you ever get tired of saying the same old crap before every match? :weirdo:

Who else should I have given POTW this week? Serena for winning a set? Jankovic for getting two walkovers? I'd genuinely like to hear your response :)

MH0861
Dec 1st, 2009, 11:54 PM
Don't take it personally Dav, I think Misa is just headed for another S3-style breakdown that will culminate in porcupine hair again :hug: :kiss:

Harvs
Dec 2nd, 2009, 01:23 AM
lame.

ElusiveChanteuse
Dec 2nd, 2009, 05:18 AM
Don't you ever get tired of saying the same old crap before every match? :weirdo:
This is just for you:
"I...


WILL...


WIN...


THE...


FINAL...


BEATING....


DANI!!!!"
:kiss:

Who else should I have given POTW this week? Serena for winning a set? Jankovic for getting two walkovers? I'd genuinely like to hear your response :)
It's not like it's compulsory to give every week.:shrug:
I don't mind if you're giving it to MK or Brit Brit for your own preference.:shrug:

The Daviator
Dec 2nd, 2009, 03:32 PM
Dani won a few close matches against good players, she deserved it, I've given 3-acers the POTW before, because they've earned it.

Final coming up.

The Daviator
Dec 2nd, 2009, 03:35 PM
Final

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Hantuchova(8) v Krajicek(4)

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Hantuchova(8) leads Krajicek(4) 6-2

The Daviator
Dec 2nd, 2009, 03:37 PM
Final

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Hantuchova(8) v Krajicek(4)

Hantuchova leads Krajicek 6-2

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The Daviator
Dec 2nd, 2009, 03:42 PM
Final

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Hantuchova and Krajicek are tied 6-2 2-6

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Krajicek(4) def. Hantuchova(8)
2-6 6-2 6-4

So Misa wins again :yawn: Now she can start bitching about Quebec :o So sorry Dani :hug: The whole world was rooting for you :sad: Good news is you should be safe for the YEC now :yeah:

ElusiveChanteuse
Dec 2nd, 2009, 05:35 PM
Krajicek Wins in Moscow, Completes Surface Sweep

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Krajicek reacts after winning the title


ATC #4 Michaella Krajicek becomes the second player in the tour ever to complete a surface sweep on indoors after defeating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia for the second straight event in Moscow. Krajicek won Quebec City back in Season 2 and the Madrid Year-End-Championships last season. This is the Dutchwoman's third title in 4 finals this season.

Despite the event was facing a huge issue in which many players have withdrawn from the event after a long season, the tournament was still successfully held. There's also a small controversy happening during the tournament which was then solved after the tournament director's smart handling.

Krajicek arrived at the Kremlin Cup fresh from winning Antwerp in Belgium just last week. After a walkover victory over Wimbledon finalist Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic, Krajicek met former Roland Garros winner and the now wasted Anastasia Myskina in the quarterfinals. Myskina upset the Wimbledon champion in their last encounter at the US Open recently in 3 sets but Krajicek showed that she has recovered from the slump after a horrible hardcourt season and beat the former tournament winner in straight sets 7-6(4), 6-2, sending a message to her opponent she's not playing when she's in the business. Their head-to-head is now levelled at 2-2.

The 4th ranked Dutchwoman then faced another familiar opponent, who is none other than ATC #2 Maria Sharapova. Sharapova said before the match that she would try her best to play even though Krajicek has all her numbers. Despite valiant effort from the Russian, she knew at the end she still could not avoid becoming Krajicek's turkey after Krajicek demolished the two-time reigning US Open winner 6-3, 6-1 in just over an hour, improving the head-to-head to an astonishing 11-1.

There's no surprise in the final as Slovakian Hantuchova awaited her in the final after she also cruised past #1 Alicia Molik in the other semifinals. Hantuchova had improved her game on indoors for the past couple of weeks and was actually tipped the hot favourite to win the her first title in the capital of Russia. Hantuchova started strongly again but Krajicek showed her prowess in the second set, winning comfortably before carrying her momentum in the third set. Hantuchova was able to fight and level the match at 4 all. Eventually Krajicek was crowned the new Kremlin Cup winner after winning the decisive last point which ended with an amazing 47 rallies from both sides.

"I actually never expected to win again this time since I was rather mentally tired after my last week's win but I tried my best to play and did not even expect that last point to be that important for me, especially with the crowd was all rooting for her. I feel sympathized for Daniela as she has been playing fabulous tennis for the past couple of weeks and was due for her first title but unluckily she faced me in the final. Anyway, I have proven myself yet again for making another back-to-back victory even though I haven't been playing well in the past 2 seasons. Plus, there was this small controversy about the tournament's scheduling in which I had made some silly comments towards the tournament director about it but everything's all well now and I am sorry for all the trouble and hope he will accept my apology. Now I just hope I can continue my good form into Quebec City next week or else I would have a nice rest before heading to Madrid after that." With this win, she now returns to #2 in the tour and now places third in the singles race to Madrid.

The Daviator
Dec 2nd, 2009, 05:58 PM
That's ok Ben :hug:

And you never won Linz :angel:

ElusiveChanteuse
Dec 2nd, 2009, 06:10 PM
I still won the bigger event on that week and that counts.:ras: :angel:

.Andrew.
Dec 2nd, 2009, 08:58 PM
Dani in ATC is like the Dani of WTA Tour. :sobbing: :lol: Not reaching her potential and never winning titles. :o
We need an event in Indian Wells. Please! :o :lol:

Anyways, on the bright side if Dani has solidified her place in the YEC, it's a great week. :yeah: Plus beating some good players quite easily is nice too. :bounce: On to Quebec. :bounce:

Congrats Misa. :worship: