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Ziggy Starduck
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:31 PM
http://traveldk.com/dkimages/0-sydney_master.jpg http://www.tennisrulz.com/players/kuznetsova/001.jpg

Official Draw Women's Draw (http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/MDS-1.pdf)

A link to the official website Medibank International (http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/)

Round 1 - Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Alisa Kleybanova 6-4 6-7 7-5

Света_мой_№1
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:37 PM
6 days its getting close!!!

I hope sveta shows some great form when she starts her tour.

Bероника
Jan 3rd, 2010, 03:07 PM
what a better photo to illustrate the Sydney thread? great choice,Stef ;)

and hurry up,Sydney,I miss la diosa way too much.I know there are some minor tournaments going on this week,it's only a little appetizer to the big Sydney feast with Sveta next week.Can't wait!

Света_мой_№1
Jan 4th, 2010, 09:45 PM
and now its 5 days left!!

Svetlana)))
Jan 5th, 2010, 01:24 PM
All the best to Svetlana in 2010! I know she will back up her slam win in 09 much better than in 05. She showed promising form in her match against Lena D in doha and has the game to win in Australia. Hopefully she'll have a kind draw to pick up her form a little and head fullsteam into the AO!

Bероника
Jan 5th, 2010, 04:49 PM
The main draw will be held on Saturday 9 January 2010 at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre.

not long now ;)

Света_мой_№1
Jan 5th, 2010, 05:46 PM
to long for me I want to know if she gets a hard or easy draw her first tournament a easy would be great to begin and win some confedence that she still can do it after a long break from matches

Bероника
Jan 5th, 2010, 05:54 PM
as long as she avoids Hénin (is Hénin playing Sydney,btw? ) I'll be happy.She can handle anyone if she is in form and plays her game,but against the belgian she has a big mental barrier :sobbing:

I only hope she finishes the tournament uninjured unlike last year :scared:

But I'm impatient to see her,it's been a long time since Doha.It would be good also if she also entered the doubles,a better chance to get match practise before AO.

Bероника
Jan 5th, 2010, 07:21 PM
I've seen photos that Dinara is already in Sydney practising.I was wondering if anybody knows if Sveta is already there too?

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 5th, 2010, 07:38 PM
Haven't seen anything yet Vero, Australians are too busy trying to claim Ana Ivanovic as one of their own because she's dating an Australian, first it was Kim now Ana....will it never end :help:

Света_мой_№1
Jan 5th, 2010, 08:48 PM
oow my god I didnt know ana was dating and dont really care.

I havent seen a thing from sveta yet.

Bероника
Jan 6th, 2010, 03:39 PM
Haven't seen anything yet Vero, Australians are too busy trying to claim Ana Ivanovic as one of their own because she's dating an Australian, first it was Kim now Ana....will it never end :help:

:lol: ridiculous,but I'm not surprised.

Anyway to answer my own question and after seeing the photos in the off-court photos thread,we already know she's there :bounce:

Svetlana)))
Jan 9th, 2010, 05:23 AM
1st round against Kleybanova. This is not an easy match-up but reasonable compared to other match-ups like Henin-MJMS or Henin-Serena.

gdot
Jan 9th, 2010, 11:02 AM
i hadnt posted in this thread yet :o anyway good luck sveta a nice little run of wins would be :drool:

also have you seen the full draw, its amaze.



(1)Serena Williams USA v BYE
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP v (wc)Justine Henin BEL
Q v (wc)Casey Dellacqua AUS
Elena Vesnina RUS v (8)Vera Zvonareva RUS

(4)Caroline Wozniacki DEN v Na Li CHN
Samantha Stosur AUS v Flavia Pennetta ITA
Aravane Rezai FRA v Q
Q v (7)Jelena Jankovic SRB

(6)Victoria Azarenka BLR v Sabine Lisicki GER
Nadia Petrova RUS v Q
Q v Dominika Cibulkova SVK
Alisa Kleybanova RUS v (3)Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS

(5)Elena Dementieva RUS v Francesca Schiavone ITA
Virginie Razzano FRA v Daniela Hantuchova SVK
Q v Agnieszka Radwanska POL
(2)Dinara Safina RUS v BYE

camilia
Jan 9th, 2010, 11:17 AM
Good luck Sveta :)

Света_мой_№1
Jan 9th, 2010, 11:17 AM
first one is though one I ope she is in top condition

Bероника
Jan 9th, 2010, 12:41 PM
There are no easy players in this very strong draw.Alisa has already a match under her belt in 2010 and is a good player,so Sveta must start playing good since the first match.

All in all,I'm happy since she avoided Hénin :D

Bероника
Jan 9th, 2010, 12:59 PM
Wow,already playing tomorrow:

KEN ROSEWALL ARENA
Starting At: 11:00 AM

1. Razzano vs Hantuchova
2. Kleybanova vs Kuznetsova (Not Before 12:00 PM)
3. Dementieva vs Schiavone
4. Dellacqua/Rezai vs Raymond/Stubbs


I need to figure out time difference and find a livestream.Go Sveta!!!!! Beat her again!!!!

Vanity Bonfire
Jan 9th, 2010, 01:06 PM
Wow, that's a pretty tricky draw. I haven't posted here since the YECs, so :wavey: to all the SKF's again and Happy New Year to you!

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 9th, 2010, 01:09 PM
Wow, that's a pretty tricky draw. I haven't posted here since the YECs, so :wavey: to all the SKF's again and Happy New Year to you!

Hey Lush :wavey:

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 9th, 2010, 01:10 PM
I've added the women's singles main draw into the original post in case anyone wants to look at it :)

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 9th, 2010, 01:13 PM
Wow,already playing tomorrow:

KEN ROSEWALL ARENA
Starting At: 11:00 AM

1. Razzano vs Hantuchova
2. Kleybanova vs Kuznetsova (Not Before 12:00 PM)
3. Dementieva vs Schiavone
4. Dellacqua/Rezai vs Raymond/Stubbs


I need to figure out time difference and find a livestream.Go Sveta!!!!! Beat her again!!!!

Double check Vero but I think it will be approx 2am your time :p

Vanity Bonfire
Jan 9th, 2010, 01:21 PM
Hey Lush :wavey:

Hey! I PMed you!

Szavay #1
Jan 9th, 2010, 01:27 PM
good luck to sveta this season. :)

Dorien.
Jan 9th, 2010, 02:15 PM
Good luck Sveta! I'm very excited to see, what first matches of Sveta will give us... Hopefully she will find her best form asap :)

Ellery
Jan 9th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Come on Sveta :hearts:

Bероника
Jan 9th, 2010, 04:04 PM
Double check Vero but I think it will be approx 2am your time :p

Thanks,Stef! ;) Preparing some coffee then :D

oh and that banner :drool:

améliemomo
Jan 9th, 2010, 04:12 PM
good luck sveta in sydney!:)

camilia
Jan 9th, 2010, 05:22 PM
I think I'll be on my way to work when she starts, have to settle for a scoreboard on my blackBerry!

Milito22
Jan 9th, 2010, 06:09 PM
good luck davai!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rocker:

Dorien.
Jan 9th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Well after 3 nights with tennis, i will skip this night :tape: Till there will be a livestream to watch ;)

charlieluvtennis
Jan 9th, 2010, 06:22 PM
Good luck Sveta :) :woohoo:

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 12:53 AM
Hey Charlie :wavey: welcome back :kiss: nice girl in your avi :p

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:24 AM
Next up.....SVETSKIS! :cheer:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:30 AM
Ok,I'm ready.I hope Sveta is ready too :p

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:31 AM
Any livestream Vero? It's not televised here until tomorrow :sad:

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:31 AM
Im ready too! Is there a livestream?

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:32 AM
I check Daniela's thread to see if they had one but it was all quiet :confused:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:36 AM
no livestream,it seems

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:41 AM
Names are up, not long now.

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:45 AM
starting 2010 with a DF :tape:

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:46 AM
Here we go! Vamos Svetlana!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:47 AM
broken :help:

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:49 AM
Excellent, great start to the match :p

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:50 AM
2 bps.your chance now,Sveta!!!

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:51 AM
She broke back! I guess its the rustiness!

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:51 AM
:rolls: and she breaks straight back :cheer:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:51 AM
Sveta breaks :bigclap: order restored.

Now hold!

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:51 AM
Please hold the next one.

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:52 AM
:eek: a love game!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:52 AM
she did :D

2-1

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:54 AM
Hey can you guys share your livestream with me? Mine lags and the updates are really inconsistent.

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:55 AM
I don't have livestream Ferragamo, I'm viewing livescores :help:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:56 AM
I have no livestream,unfortunately,only livescores

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:57 AM
Sorry! It must be the morning blues! I mean the livescores!

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:57 AM
Live Score (http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2010&wkno=2&lang=en&tabno=1&eventid=M001&ref=www.sonyericssonwtatour.com)

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 01:58 AM
Ugh levels it :sad:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:00 AM
it's ridiculous:there's a livestream for HObart,but not for Sydney

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:01 AM
3-2 vamos!!! :bounce:

i hope she can break now

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:01 AM
I missed her ace, hopefully acesova makes a few appearances today :cheer:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:05 AM
3 more chances to break

Пиво!
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:05 AM
there is no streaming in sydney or hobart until tomorrows matches

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:06 AM
all 3 gone...

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:06 AM
Comeon Svetlana! Break Her!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:06 AM
Sveta leads 4-2 :D

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:07 AM
there is no streaming in sydney or hobart until tomorrows matches

Thanks :angel:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:07 AM
what's with the df? already 3

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:08 AM
Yeah and 2 aces :lick:

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:09 AM
Make that 3 aces....bring them on :cheer:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:09 AM
and a 3rd one to shut me up :drool:

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:09 AM
5-2, I'm trying to keep a lid on my excitement :help:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:10 AM
5-2 :d

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:10 AM
and a 3rd one to shut me up :drool:

:p

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:10 AM
WOW 5-2 already! Break her once more so you can serve first in the second!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:11 AM
WOW 5-2 already! Break her once more so you can serve first in the second!

sounds like a good plan :D

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:14 AM
all according to plan :yeah:

6-2

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:14 AM
6-2 :yeah:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:17 AM
where is anushka (svetaisthebest)? Have not seen her in a long time but when Sveta makes it so easy,her username comes to my mind for some reason :p

Another nice short set would be good now

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:18 AM
Sveta holds 1-0 :D

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:19 AM
She's o/seas visiting family, I'm not sure whether she's going to be back for Aus Open even.

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:22 AM
1-1

hold now!!!

thanks for info,Stef ;)

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:24 AM
2-1

let's hope she can break now

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:29 AM
Ugh 2-2 hopefully Sveta can pull ahead.

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:30 AM
more dfs :help:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:31 AM
she saved a bp,she knows how to keep me awake :help:

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:32 AM
thank goodness she held, now break her Sveta!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:32 AM
good 3-2

but she's a little less sure now or alisa has lift up her game in second set

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:35 AM
3-3. Hang tight Sveta!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:36 AM
ok,3-3

we need a good serving game now

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:39 AM
acesova back on time

4-3

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:39 AM
4-3, come on Sveta take the next 2!

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:45 AM
Comeon Make A Final Push And Its Yours!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:47 AM
come on,hold!!!

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:48 AM
5 Aces :woohoo: please finish her off easily Sveta.

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:48 AM
5-4 :D

I want a break now,por favor ;)

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:51 AM
2 pts away...

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:53 AM
Take it to deuce Svetskis :rocker:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:53 AM
5-5 :help:

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:53 AM
Or don't :sad:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:56 AM
6-5

ok,now Sveta,please

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 02:57 AM
Comeon Sveta! Break her! Please no tiebreak!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:00 AM
again 2 pts away.this time?

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:01 AM
oh well ace for alisa

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:01 AM
deuce :)

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:02 AM
adv AK

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:02 AM
Back to deuce :)

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:03 AM
adv AK :help:

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:04 AM
I hate tennis!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:04 AM
fuck,tie break :(

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:05 AM
please sveta win it :sobbing:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:05 AM
1-1

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:05 AM
1-1 Please Sveta

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:05 AM
1-2

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:07 AM
df and 1-3

i feel like screaming :o

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:07 AM
Omg Dfs 1-3 Now. Vamos Acesova

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:08 AM
1-4

:(

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:08 AM
1-5. Please Sveta Please

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:08 AM
1-5

wth sveta wth!!!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:09 AM
2-6 :sad:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:10 AM
come on,alisa,your turn to choke

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:10 AM
3-6

but still big gap

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:11 AM
Oh excellent a 3 setter just what everyone wanted :rolleyes:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:12 AM
oh brilliant way to start the year,losing a set to a player she had never lost one to :hearts: I hope she doesn't follow with losing the match too.

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:13 AM
:banghead::banghead::banghead:

losing sleep for this,I have no cure :o

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:13 AM
Somehow i knew Sveta wouldn't be Sveta without choking.

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:17 AM
Stef,they wrote on GM match is on tv in australia

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:18 AM
here:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=398926

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:23 AM
Oh fuck it is too!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:23 AM
0-1

things not getting better,but worse,now she is behind

Wake up,girl!!! Play like in set 1.Davai!!!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:26 AM
0-2

no words.where has she gone?

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:30 AM
0-3. Svetlana please come back!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:31 AM
0-3 :sad:

this is really disappointing.So much waiting for Sydney for this...now probably no more Sveta until next week and won't even had seen her play :o

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:31 AM
She's playing defensive tennis and is being despondent, making errors, etc, she's wearing concrete shoes :sad:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:34 AM
oh well,finally a game in this set

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:36 AM
oh please break her now!!!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:37 AM
again wastes bps :o

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:37 AM
another one.take it,please!!!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:38 AM
yeah!!!

now will you hold? come on,Sveta,you can do it!!!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:41 AM
she holds :hearts:

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:41 AM
Good fight! Don't stop now Sveta!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:41 AM
3-3

come on,fight for this match!!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:44 AM
no break this time,3-4

come on,hold now!!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:48 AM
4-4 :D

but now :scared:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:51 AM
bp

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:52 AM
Surely she can finish now...surely :confused:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:52 AM
sveta breaks :D thanks for that!

5-4

moment of truth now

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:54 AM
Sveta is trying to chase down everything, she just wants to finish, you can tell she's seriously regretting not leaving this match at 2 sets.

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:56 AM
what the hell,2 bps?

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 03:57 AM
I can't believe my eyes again,why make the effort to come back to get broken at this game?

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:00 AM
really frustrating :banghead:

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:00 AM
5-5 vamos svetlana!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:02 AM
long game

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:03 AM
bp.take it!!!

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:03 AM
yes!!! 6-5

now HOLD please!!!!!

Milito22
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:04 AM
:scared:

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:05 AM
3 Match Points! Omg I Hate You Svetlana

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:07 AM
problems closing,as always

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:07 AM
she finally did it :banana:

Milito22
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:08 AM
3 Match Points! Omg I Hate You Svetlana

:lol:

Svetlana)))
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:08 AM
Omg Svetlana! No Words. Please Buck Up!

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:08 AM
and our baby is back in business :cheer::cheer::cheer: :cheer::cheer::cheer: :cheer::cheer::cheer:

Milito22
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:09 AM
she finally did it :banana:

she won :sobbing:

Szavay #1
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:09 AM
sveta :hug:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:10 AM
well I expected a complicated match as it was her first one this season,but I admit not that difficult :lol:

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:12 AM
In second round Cibulkova or qualy,but I hope she has an off day.

Time for me to :zzz: See you :wavey:

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:20 AM
Goodnight Vero :wavey: :zzz:

Анна
Jan 10th, 2010, 08:12 AM
Time difference :p. I miss most of the tennis until spring!

Maybe the dumbest question of all time: What is GOAT? :confused:. The more I try to figure it out, the dumber I'll feel when I learn.

And our Diosa is back in black :lol:. Can't do anything easily, can she?

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 10th, 2010, 08:25 AM
Time difference :p. I miss most of the tennis until spring!

Maybe the dumbest question of all time: What is GOAT? :confused:. The more I try to figure it out, the dumber I'll feel when I learn.

And our Diosa is back in black :lol:. Can't do anything easily, can she?

GOAT means Greatest of All Time, it is a term thrown around loosely for every player on the WTA by their fans :lol:

Dorien.
Jan 10th, 2010, 05:40 PM
I hadn't the possebility to react earlier because the forum wasn't working for me :sad:

It seemed indeed a hard fight. But i'm happy she won :) hopefully it's going better the next round ;)

Света_мой_№1
Jan 10th, 2010, 08:04 PM
I had to stay over at a friends house cuz it was to dangerous to ride in the snow I totally missed the match was there a livestream?? can you guys tell something about how her game looked??

but happy she won by the way

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 08:16 PM
there was no livestream,Mel,but I think Stef saw part of it as it was on australian tv.

Света_мой_№1
Jan 10th, 2010, 08:30 PM
ok that explains it a lot

Vanity Bonfire
Jan 10th, 2010, 08:56 PM
Bacsinszky vs Cibulkova will be played tomorrow.

Света_мой_№1
Jan 10th, 2010, 09:17 PM
so no sveta for tomorrow but then she can rest some after this hard match

Bероника
Jan 10th, 2010, 10:08 PM
she has to wait to have an opponent first :lol: but yeah that off day after such a long and probably physically demanding match as she had in first round will only do her good

Linnie
Jan 10th, 2010, 11:59 PM
Gosh, for a while I thought Sveta was channeling her recently retired BFF :lol: :tape:

I left the match when she was down 0-3 in the third. Thrilled she finally pulled it out :bounce:

Chippy88
Jan 11th, 2010, 01:58 AM
Gosh, for a while I thought Sveta was channeling her recently retired BFF :lol: :tape:

I left the match when she was down 0-3 in the third. Thrilled she finally pulled it out :bounce:

:lol: what would tennis be without drama!

Way to go Sveta. Get it all out of your system before AO. ;)

gdot
Jan 11th, 2010, 05:40 PM
had a feeling she might have lost that match, glad she didnt :)

Света_мой_№1
Jan 11th, 2010, 05:47 PM
so dominika cilbulkova it is here is the order of play for tomorrow


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ken Rosewall Arena (from 11.00hrs)
1. Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Dinara Safina
2. Serena Williams vs. María José Martínez Sánchez
3. ATP: Ball vs. Fish
4. Elena Dementieva vs. Daniela Hantuchova
5. ATP: Luczak vs. Acasuso

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Querrey vs. Korolev
2. Dominika Cibulkova vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova
3. Victoria Azarenka vs. Kimiko Date Krumm (NB 14.00hrs)
4. Li Na vs. Flavia Pennetta
5. Garbin/Petrova vs. Martínez Sánchez/Parra Santonja

Court 6 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Troicki vs. Serra
2. ATP: Benneteau vs. Sela
3. Kleybanova/Schiavone vs. Granville/Spears
4. ATP: Llodra/Ram vs. Kubot/Marach
5. ATP: Nestor/Zimonjic vs. Fyrstenberg/Matkowski

Court 5 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Aravane Rezai vs. Agnes Szavay
2. Vera Dushevina vs. Elena Vesnina
3. Amanmuradova/Coin vs. Groenefeld/King
4. Borwell/Kops-Jones vs. Dushevina/Rodionova (after suitable rest)

Court 8 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Chela vs. Becker
2. ATP: Kas/Norman vs. Cuevas/Seppi (NB 12.00hrs)
3. ATP: Andreev/Korolev vs. Benneteau/Gasquet (after suitable rest

Dorien.
Jan 11th, 2010, 08:07 PM
So again no livestream :(

Света_мой_№1
Jan 11th, 2010, 09:31 PM
what time will they be playing cuz I dont know the time difference

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2010, 10:18 PM
oh "great" because the matchs on Ken Rosewall Arena are all so "interesting" :rolleyes:

I would love to see her match vs Dominika (it's a player I also like + she has the best pair of legs on tour after our Sveta :drool: ) but everytime they face it's on a court that is not shown :( I remember last time they faced something similar happened and match was not shown :o Anyway,tonight 100% with la diosa,I hadn't planned to stay up but since I don't have to wake up early tomorrow,I'll follow her match.Come on,Sveta,play your best and make us proud :D

Bероника
Jan 11th, 2010, 10:20 PM
what time will they be playing cuz I dont know the time difference

her previous match started past 2 am (more like 2.30 am if I remember correctly),it was also the second one.But today it's men's match,the other day was women's and a very fast one.

Ziggy Starduck
Jan 12th, 2010, 01:30 AM
I'm not going to be able to join SKF's today :awww: but cheer hard and I will follow on livescore, COME ON SVETSKIS :D

Linnie
Jan 12th, 2010, 01:44 AM
Allez! :cheer: ;)

Diogenovna
Jan 12th, 2010, 03:18 AM
The first set is gone 5-7

Diogenovna
Jan 12th, 2010, 04:02 AM
As the second 2-6
Well, good luck in the AusOpen.

Milito22
Jan 12th, 2010, 04:13 AM
Sveta :hug:

Bероника
Jan 12th, 2010, 10:28 AM
Very disappointing news :sad: What's wrong with Sveta? Clearly unprepared and the first slam of the year is less than a week away :help:

Bероника
Jan 12th, 2010, 10:37 AM
Her reaction to defeat:

"I never play well here. Only once I did, getting to the final against Justine," Kuznetsova said. "But it's the first week of the year for me, and I think Dominika played really well today. It was a well-deserved loss."

Bероника
Jan 12th, 2010, 01:12 PM
This was posted in GM:

Just saw snippets of Svetlana's post match interview which was interesting. She talked about how she is worried about not having enough tennis behind her before the Aus Open. Said that she pleaded with the WTA to allow her to play Brisbane last week but they wouldn't let her because they banned her playing for the first week in '10' because of her late withdrawal from LA 09. She came across like she was walking on egg shells and really wanted to say how pissed off she is with the WTA not letting her play last week but held her composure

http://www2.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=17083629&postcount=78

Bероника
Jan 12th, 2010, 01:50 PM
Also,I'm thinking,what is considered a late withdrawal for WTA? Didn't she pull out the week before the tournament or so? How is that late if the draw was not even made? They want them to know months in advance they are going to be injured or what? :rolleyes: Doesn't make sense at all.

Dorien.
Jan 12th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Ugh bad start from the new season :sad: Hopefully things are going better next week...

doagrl
Jan 12th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Also,I'm thinking,what is considered a late withdrawal for WTA? Didn't she pull out the week before the tournament or so? How is that late if the draw was not even made? They want them to know months in advance they are going to be injured or what? :rolleyes: Doesn't make sense at all.

This is one of the reasons why there is so much tanking of matches going on during the season. Players are under so much pressure to appear at tournaments even when they are legitimately not fit enough to play. So they show up and give a nothing effort just to say they fulfilled the appearance requirements.

I feel for Sveta and hope that she is able to shake this off and do well at the AO.

camilia
Jan 12th, 2010, 04:11 PM
:sad: Sveta :hug:

Света_мой_№1
Jan 12th, 2010, 05:53 PM
hhmmm not a great start I have to agree with vero.withdrawal happens all the time in WTA and always late cuz players look what is best to do and that can depend on the week or even days before the tournament. I mean when you have a injury or something you are hoping it goes away before it starts so you wait as long as you can wich is normal. And are they gonna do it again next year I mean what is the point.

Bероника
Jan 12th, 2010, 06:43 PM
Exactly.And that's also the better for the tournament itself because sometimes if the players finally can play,it means more competition into the field whereas if they are forced to pull out with a big advance,it's the tournament who loses.

But I believe like doagrl said in his/her post.Just look at Zvonareva.She had to play that tournament last year when she was not fit and forced by WTA and it ended up in a serious injury.Later she came back too soon imo because her ranking was being penalised with each passing tournament as she was unable to fullfill her commitment (because she was obviously injured).

Anyway to keep the forum a bit active until next week:who do you want now to win Sydney? Or you don't care anymore now that la diosa is gone? I would love for Rezai or Dushevina to be the big surprise of the week taking it all but I realize there are less than 10% of chances of this to happen :o So among the top players left,I'd probably go with Dinara because she's Sveta's good friend and because I felt really bad for her when she had to retire in tears at Doha.She deserves some luck.And I almost forgot,I wouldn't mind seeing Dominika win here to make Sveta's loss a little less bad.


Also,about Aussie Open thread,I would suggest of she agrees that Diogenovna opens the thread,because I checked and you were the one that opened the Beijing one,the last trophy that Sveta won ;)

Света_мой_№1
Jan 12th, 2010, 09:08 PM
yeah ask diogenovna I hope it works again.

as far as sydney goes both sveta and sam are out so I am going for dinara and dominaka as well for the same reasons as you just said.

and as far as WTA goes I think they need to make some reall changes on rules level cuz nobody is getting it.

Diogenovna
Jan 13th, 2010, 07:38 AM
OK, I've start it;)

Света_мой_№1
Jan 13th, 2010, 01:47 PM
thank you I hope it works