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IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 12th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Who? What? Where? Player Lounge

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The Who? What? Where? Player Lounge was introduced for the 2010 season, and will again be a feature in 2011. In this thread you can post player blog entries or simply write articles about a tournament or your player. It also acts as a thread for me to make announcements or let you know about new features of the game. For yourselves as player of the Who? What? Where? Tour it is also a chat thread to discuss anything on tour or off tour!

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IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 12th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Who? What? Where? Head To Heads

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You can make a request for head to head to data in the player lounge, just post the two players names and I will get back with the data as soon as possible. Head to head data will be consistantly posted from ahead of quarter final stages of tournaments onwards, and sometimes in the earlier rounds.

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 12th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Who? What? Where? Articles

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You can write an article from a tournament or as a gossip style article off court to earn yourself bonus points for your next tournament. Article writing gives you an extra 3 points onto your sending points, the bonus points are valid for 1 week only but you can write as many articles as you like. However you can only have 1 set of article bonus points added for each week.

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 13th, 2010, 12:11 AM
Who? What? Where? Blogs

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You can blog from a tournament to earn yourself bonus points for that tournament. Blogging gives you an extra 5 points onto your sending points, the bonus points are valid for 1 week only but you can blog more than once. The blog must have 2 or more entries otherwise the bonus points will not be validated.

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 13th, 2010, 12:28 AM
Update

Points and answers for Barcelona, Charleston due on Friday 16th April (8PM -UK).

:wavey:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Apr 13th, 2010, 12:52 AM
:bigclap:

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 13th, 2010, 01:03 AM
Off Court - Tennis Stars Party In Charleston

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Ahead of one of the biggest clay tournaments before Roland Garros, the stars of the event showed a lighter side as they dressed up and attended the player party.

Last weeks winner in Marbella, Jelena Jankovic wore a stunning dark blue dress and was all smiles for the cameras and press. 'Last week was great in Marbella, but this tournament is much bigger. My first match is a replay of last weeks final, and that was a tough match.'

Number 1 ranked Maria Sharapova wore a floaty white short dress. Sharapova appeared to be taking the clay season seriously when she spoke to the press, 'Clay is obviously not my favourite surface, but last week didnt go too badly. The american clay courts are a bit faster, so I think I can perform better this week'

Serena and Venus Williams looked happy to be together at the party, and said this is one of the best events. 'Charleston is such a great place to play tennis' said Venus. Serena, coming of a final last week in Marbella was also pleased to be back at the event, 'This tournament is great, all the big players are here. It will be a fantastic week of tennis'.

Ana Ivanovic was in a black dress and was her usual smiley self, the Serbian has showed at times this year she can be a feature of the tour if she can play consistant match after match. 'I love clay, I can slide which helps ofcourse. The party tonight was great and has definatly made the tournament even more popular with the players'.

Daszmarelli
Apr 13th, 2010, 02:11 AM
:hatoff::bigclap:

Chaky will blog from Stuttgart :yeah:

VIKA?
Apr 13th, 2010, 06:54 AM
:)

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 13th, 2010, 11:11 AM
:hatoff::bigclap:

Chaky will blog from Stuttgart :yeah:

:woohoo:

Mary Cherry.
Apr 13th, 2010, 02:36 PM
Do we need to PM these things or can we just post in here what we might want to do?

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 13th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Do we need to PM these things or can we just post in here what we might want to do?

post here ;)

Mary Cherry.
Apr 13th, 2010, 08:29 PM
In that case, Laura would be happy to blog from Barcelona :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 13th, 2010, 09:20 PM
In that case, Laura would be happy to blog from Barcelona :)

:yeah:

Post blog entries in this thread.

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 16th, 2010, 12:44 AM
Off Court - Chakvetadze Signs With Lacoste

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Anna Chakvetadze and Lacoste have joined forces, the French company will provide Anna with the latest Lacoste clothing for the rest of 2010. Chakvetadze's team made agreements with Lacoste and spoke highly of the player 'she is one of hottest players on tour, she has hot body, what will suit better the Lacoste stuff. Chak is a model and she and Lacoste can work very well together. Also have to say Chakvetadze is one of best players on tour what will rise Lacoste for the all world, making Lacoste the most important company of the tour. Lacoste only has to gain working with Anna'.

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 16th, 2010, 12:58 AM
On Court - Golovin to Debut In Stuttgart

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New French player Tatiana Golovin will make her Who? What? Where? Tour debut in Stuttgart. The newcomer will face tough opposition with all of the current worlds top 8 players all entered into the German event. The tournament have awarded Tatiana a wildcard into the main draw, the tournament begins on the 26th of April.

JujulCactus
Apr 16th, 2010, 09:47 AM
Su-wei will blog from Charleston !! :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 16th, 2010, 10:40 AM
Su-wei will blog from Charleston !! :)

Awesome :D

JujulCactus
Apr 16th, 2010, 03:18 PM
SU-WEI HSIEH BLOG FROM CHARLESTON
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Su-wei returns to Elena Baltacha on SF of Ponte Vedra

Hi,I'm really happy to blog from Charleston! :)
I'm there since Monday and the conditions are great,
I'm training everyday on my tennis especially on my serve because serves had make the difference last week in SF of Ponte Vedra against Baltacha! I'm still disapointed by this match which I lost in the tie break of the third set (and I lost my second place on ranking) but I'm pleased by the way I played the rest of the week not given one game in my first two matches ! ;)
So I have to be concentrate quickly this week because I really want to win the title, I know that's possible but I have to play my best !
It's a big event and a lovely place, I'm motivate ! :)
My first round is against Venus, she is low ranked, didn't have good results lately and I don't know if she likes this green clay but it will be a tought match because she is in her country so the audience will be for her.
I wish I would be in a good shape, serving well (because she's got great serves!), and enjoy like everyday my tennis! I will tell you everything about it in a next post after the match!
Wish me the best ! Have a nice day!
Su-wei

Mary Cherry.
Apr 16th, 2010, 07:36 PM
¡Hola from Barcelona!

Hey guys, very happy to be in Barcelona this week - it's a lovely place and, more importantly, there's lovely weather here. Had a hectic start to the year - I went loco down in Acapulco (:dance:) and managed to reach the final where I played a tough match against Yanina Wickmayer, who was in great form and was the better player on the day but I was still really pleased with my performance. I haven't done as well as I could have since Acapulco, but hopefully things will change this week here in Barca :)

I took a week off for some well needed rest before the tournament starts, but of course I've still been practising a bit ;) The little bit of time away from competition meant I could come here earlier and see some of the sights which was great since we never really have time to go explore during tournaments. Here's some photos!

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Here's me walking down the famous La Rambla

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At Camp Nou

and here I am at the Sagrada Família, a famous church built by Gaudio. Amazing building.
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I've had a lot of fun so far but now I really need to work hard if I want to do well here. I'm the top seed here which is kind of exciting but at the same time brings a new kind of pressure that I have to deal with. I'm feeling good though, so hopefully I'll perform well. Up first is Sabine Lisicki whose serve is scarily good, it definitely won't be easy but I'll do my best. I better go get practising those returns!

Laura :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 17th, 2010, 02:29 AM
Wow! Great blogs :)

:woohoo:

Daszmarelli
Apr 17th, 2010, 03:24 AM
:lol: amazing!

Mary Cherry.
Apr 17th, 2010, 06:57 PM
¡Buenos días!

Wow, where to start? Well, as they say the early bird catches the worm and I definitely think arriving here early has helped me immensely. I won my first match against Lisicki 60 76 and won my GF against Cirstea without dropping a game, so as you can imagine I'm over the moon with how I've played so far.

Up next is Katie O'Brien and I'm feeling an overwhelming sense of patriotism right now since no matter who wins, there'll be a Brit in the final! I hear Bally is through to the semis in Charleston as well which is awesome! It's a great week for women's tennis in Britain :)

Anyway, best go practise for my next match where I'll be flying the flag for team GB!

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Laura :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 19th, 2010, 05:58 PM
On Court - Davenport Wins In Charleston

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Lindsay Davenport took the title at the Grade 1 event in Charleston, lifting to number 6 on the tour rankings. The American won the final in a close two set battle with Britians Elena Baltacha 75 76. The title is Davenport's first on the Who? What? Where? tour.

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 19th, 2010, 06:04 PM
On Court - Dokic Wins In Barcelona

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Jelena Dokic took added to her 2009 titles in Wimbledon and Bastad, with a victory on the clay courts in Barcelona. The Australian player saw a return to form, with solid play throughout the week and won a thrilling final 57 76 76 against Laura Robson.

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 19th, 2010, 06:09 PM
Off Court - May/June Commitments and New Rankings

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Players of the Who? What? Where? tour should choose tournaments for the months of May and June, and also check the rankingsupdated on April 19th after the tournaments of Barcelona and Charleston.

May/June Commitments: Here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=406783)

Rankings (April 19th): Here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=406785)

champion88
Apr 19th, 2010, 07:06 PM
Baltacha can blog from Madrid - got exams til then so won't have time before :(

JujulCactus
Apr 20th, 2010, 09:18 PM
SU-WEI HSIEH FROM CHARLESTON

Hi everyone!
It's finish for tennis in Charleston, i'm going to take the plane now!
It was a difficult event for me, on first round I had some troubles to get into the match but after the first set I lost I started to play better and Venus wasn't serving so well so I took the advantage on the game and nerver let it down, concentrated, aggressive ! But in my second match Lindsay surprised me, I played a fantastic first set, often going to the net, playing with lot of angles, All was great but she began to play a great tennis, serving so strong ... I can't do anything she was the best, doing everything better i lost 6/3 in the second and the third :( .. I think I've just no luck with the draw facing her in the second round, she won the tournament and that's not so surprising for me : congrats to her !
I'm a little disapointed to blog from Charleston and lost so quickly !
But I hope I can do it an other time, with more success :)
Bye, Su-wei

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 20th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Off Court - Davenport signs lucrative deal with Wilson for remainder of season

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Davenport checks out her newly stenciled Wilson frame in practise

It was all excitement in the Davenport camp on Monday when the American player held a press conference to announce a lucrative $5 million endorsement contract with Wilson sports for the remainder of the 2010 season.

"I'm very excited to join the Wilson family and represent their company whenever I step on the court," said an excited Davenport, after receiving the news of the offer following her first W?W?W title win in Charleston. "I've been playtesting many rackets over the last few years and it's clear to me the Wilson provides me with the best weapon of choice. Head, Dunlop, Babolat, Prince, and Yonex can all hit the shitbed for all I care."

Wilson chief executive officer Rac Quette of marketing was just as thrilled to confirm Davenport's new loyalty to Wilson.

"It's always exciting to sign new players, and Davenport is no exception. We look forward to providing Davenport with the highest quality equipment for the remainder of the year."

Asked about the high monetary value of the deal, Quette was quick to respond in saying that "the need for an influential mom on tour is huge right now, and we need that figure using our rackets."

Davenport's first tournament sporting her new frames will be next week in Stuttgart, and will blog about her experiences with Wilson at the tournament in Strasbourg in May.

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 20th, 2010, 10:19 PM
Off Court - Baltacha 2nd Player On Lacoste Team

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British player and current world number 2, Elena Baltacha has signed a clothing deal with Lacoste. Baltacha will join Anna Chakvetadze who is also representing the French Company. The contract will last until the end of 2010.

"I would be delighted to sign a contract with Lacoste. They are one of the most prestigious world-known clothes brands and it would be an honour as World #2 to promote the brand across the world and throughout the profession. Hopefully with the support from the team at Lacoste I can push for that top spot. Also Lacoste is a French company and I love all things French from the food to the culture to the tournaments there! Hopefully they will want to sign me up!" said Baltacha.

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 20th, 2010, 10:26 PM
On Court - Radwanska To Play On Who? What? Where? Tour

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Polish player Agnieska Radwanska is set to play on the Who? What? Where? tour from May. A clever player from the back of the court, Radwanska is hoping to trouble the very best on the tour. The Pole is yet to announce her schedule, but has made it known she is dangerous player on the clay courts.

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 20th, 2010, 10:31 PM
On Court - Han To Play On Who? What? Where? Tour

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Chinese player Han Xinyun is anther player to join the Who? What? Where? tour in April. She will join other newcomers Tatiana Golovin and Agnieska Radwanska. Han is hoping to very sucsessful on the tour and represent China positively, she is yet to announce where she will debut.

Daszmarelli
Apr 26th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Chakvetadze Blogs from Stuttgart


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Hello everyone!!

I`m so glad for write a blog this week from Stuttgart, I have to confess I love this amazing city.

Well, I just arrived here and I`m going to court for a practice session in few minutes.

I`m feeling so confident with my game, I mean I`m sure my game has improved a lot since the last year. I have a lot points to defend this week, because last year I played Fes and won. My team and I decided to play Stuttgart this year because I have to try higher goals.

Is there a long time since my last match. After win Miami I came back to Russia to celebrate my title with my family and my team, then I rested a bit and kept training. I`m so excited to back to the circuit. We will see what will happen.

Talk to you tomorrow

Anna :wavey:

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 26th, 2010, 07:03 PM
On Court -Stuttgart Draw Published

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(1) Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. Laura Robson (GBR)
Jelena Dokic (AUS) vs. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)

(3) Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) vs. Tatiana Golovin (FRA)
Alona Bondarenko (UKR) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)

(4) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) vs. Dinara Safina (RUS)
Kim Clijsters (BEL) vs. Elena Vesnina (RUS)

Lindsay Davenport (USA) vs. Karolina Sprem (CRO)
(2) Elena Baltacha (GBR) vs. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 26th, 2010, 07:06 PM
On Court -Fes Draw Published

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(1) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) vs. Venus Williams (USA)

(4) Serena Williams (USA) vs. Sabine Lisicki (GER)
Sybille Bammer (AUT) vs. Shuai Zhang (CHN)

(3) Katie O'Brien (GBR) vs. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
Xinyun Han (CHN) vs. Vera Dushevina (RUS)

Flavia Pennetta (ITA) vs. Selima Sfar (TUN)
(2) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. Iveta Benesova (CZE)

Daszmarelli
Apr 29th, 2010, 01:55 PM
Chakvetadze Blogs from Stuttgart


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Hi everyone again.

I have had some nice days here in Germany. While the tournament doesn't starts I have used my time to have some practice sessions and to visit some shops and restaurants here. :drool:

Yesterday we had the player partty it was very nice, I enjoyed a lot with my friends Maria and Dinara. :aparty:

I have practiced a lot my serve, because it can do the difference in an indoor match as here. I think my game is improving a bit each day and I'm becoming more confident for Roland Garros, who is my goal in this part of season. :armed:

I think we'll have some tough matches this week because due court conditions. So a big service can be so important, I guess. :devil:

I have practiced with Sharapova these days, we are great friends, she is so nice and an excelent player. And, of course, she is very competitive, I'm learning a bit with her. But I can have problems if I play her this week, I mean she has one of best services of the tour and I'm in her draw in Stuttgart. But, first of all, we have to play our first round matches. :p

The draw was released and I play Dokic in the first round. I know she is an excelent player, she has doing a good job and she has powerfull strokes, it'll be tough.

The tournament starts tomorrow. I'm very excited. Today I have an off court activity and then I'll have some practice sessions. :bounce:

Talk to you later. :wavey:

Anna

Daszmarelli
May 1st, 2010, 02:44 PM
Chakvetadze Blogs from Stuttgart


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Hi everyone.

Unfortunatelly I lost my first round match to Dokic 63 60. I have to give all credits to her, but I'm a lot disappointed with myself. I had an excelent start 3-0 up and had chances to do 4-0, but I missed an easy forehand.

Then I lost 12 games in a row and it's very frustrating. She was hitting very hard I just could not do anything. A lot winners and aces, I just watched her playing.

I have to stay positive and improve my game. I have a flight to Rome later.

It was fantastic blogged her, I hope do it again soon.

Thank you for read it, I hope you had enjoyed as I did.

Love
Anna

IMPOSSIBLE
May 2nd, 2010, 07:00 PM
On Court - Han First Ever Chinese Finalist On Tour

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On her debut Xinyun Han has impressivly reached the final in Fes, she is therefore the first ever Chinese finalist on the Who? What? Where? tour. In the semi finals she defeated unseeded Selima Sfar 60 75, she now faces top seeded Jelena Jankovic in Sundays final.

Jankovic won her semi final against another Chinese player Shuai Zhang 75 46 75. The top seeded Serbian spoke to the press after her match about the rise of the Chinese 'Even in this tournament they are doing really well, even though maybe clay is not something there players are used to'.

IMPOSSIBLE
May 2nd, 2010, 09:21 PM
On Court - Karolina Sprem To Return To Tour

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Karolina Sprem is to return to the Who? What? Where? Tour, the Croatian will make her long awaited comeback in Estoril next week. Known for her big hitting from the back of the court, Sprem is looking to get right to the top of the game.

'For a while I was not ready to return because I didnt feel I could commit to training properly. But now I am fully focused on winning matches, and I hope this time around things can work really well.'

IMPOSSIBLE
May 2nd, 2010, 10:17 PM
On Court - Vesnina Takes Stuttgart Title

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Elena Vesnina claimed her first Who? What? Where? title, making her the 3rd Russian champion of 2010. In the final she faced Jelena Dokic, a recent winner on the clay in Barcelona.

The Russian, now ranked number 9 took the final 64 46 76. The match was one of a high quality with both girls hitting hard and cleanly. Vesnina broke in the 10th game and took the first set 64. She looked to be on her way when she broke Dokic and led 3-0, however the Australian took the next 5 games and eventually took the second 64. The final set was all about the girls serves, and despite facing break points both girls held throughout. In the tie break Vesnina took advantage of a patch of bad play from Dokic, breaking 3 times early on to take the tie break 7-2.

IMPOSSIBLE
May 2nd, 2010, 10:23 PM
On Court - On Debut, Han Wins Fes Title

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Making her debut this week Xinyun Han has impressed not only the fans but her fellow players, in the Fes final she defeated number 8 Jelena Jankovic 63 06 63 taking her ranking to 17.

The underdog started brightly and took the first set 63. The second set was a disaster for Han, and Jankovic capitalized on this taking advantage of the Chinese' short balls. Han came out fighting in the third set and held all 3 service games as did Jankovic. Jankovic went down 0-40 in her next service game, and Han got the break on her third break point. From there Han held comfortably, and eventually broke for the match after a lengthy last game.

IMPOSSIBLE
May 2nd, 2010, 10:28 PM
On Court - Rome Draw Revealed

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(1) Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. Dinara Safina (RUS)
Katie O'Brien (GBR) vs. Serena Williams (USA)

(3) Elena Baltacha (GBR) vs. Alona Bondarenko (UKR)
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) vs. Kim Clijsters (BEL)

(4) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) vs. Marissa Irvin (USA)
Lindsay Davenport (USA) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)
(2) Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) vs. Jelena Dokic (AUS)

IMPOSSIBLE
May 2nd, 2010, 10:32 PM
On Court - Estoril Draw Revealed

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(1) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs. Iveta Benesova (CZE)
Tatiana Golovin (FRA) vs. Melinda Czink (HUN)

(3) Xinyun Han (CHN) vs. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) vs. (WC) Victoria Azarenka (BLR)

(4) Selima Sfar (TUN) vs. Sybille Bammer (AUT)
(WC) Karolina Sprem (CRO) vs. Andrea Petkovic (GER)

Agnieska Radwanska (POL) vs. Vania King (USA)
(2) Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs. Shuai Zhang (CHN)

IMPOSSIBLE
May 3rd, 2010, 05:01 PM
Off Court - Baltacha Nets Wilson Deal

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Elena Baltacha is the second player to join the Wilson racket team, the Britian joins Lindsay Davenport. The Britian has established herself at number 3 in the rankings, and has already won a title this year in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Wilson said they were delighted to work with Baltacha 'Her and Lindsay have both done very well this year, and they both represent the company to a high level. We hope Bally can really make some progress on the grass, and we have real faith in her doing some damage at Wimbledon this year'.

IMPOSSIBLE
May 3rd, 2010, 09:46 PM
Off Court - Jankovic Makes Friends In Estoril

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Top seed this week in Estoril, Jelena Jankovic is proving to be a real hit with the fans. The Serbian will take on Czech Iveta Benesova in the first round, the Serb is looking to build on making the final in Fes last week.

'I really love the clay, and this tournament is great also. I really want to improve my ranking and get even higher before Roland Garros. I want to definatly go far in Paris, it is one of my favourite events'. said Jankovic at the tournament acsess-hour.

JujulCactus
May 4th, 2010, 12:36 PM
Su-wei is interested by the Yonex proposition :)

Carotastrophe
May 4th, 2010, 12:54 PM
Han Xinyun is interested in a sponsorship deal with Babolat..

hellas719
May 5th, 2010, 03:23 AM
Yanina is interested in signing with Babolat :)
She is a very accomplished player, and was the first #1 :worship:

IMPOSSIBLE
May 7th, 2010, 09:33 PM
Off Court - Ivanovic Signs With Lacoste

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Ana Ivanovic is the third Who? What? Where? Tour player to sign with French company Lacoste. The Lacoste clothing team already included Anna Chakvetadze and Elena Baltacha. Ivanovic is currently ranked 14 and has showed consistancy all year, but is yet to break out on the tour.

The Serbian said she was 'very happy' to be working with Lacoste. 'I love all the clothes, and even the off-court clothing they give you is just fantastic, I cannot wait to see the new designs for the French Open!'.

IMPOSSIBLE
May 7th, 2010, 09:42 PM
Off Court - Hsieh Working With Yonex

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Su-Wei Hsieh has signed a one year contract with racket company Yonex. Hsieh is currently ranked number 2 on the Who? What? Where? tour, and has one the title in Kuala Lumpur this year already.

Yonex were delighted to welcome her onto the team, 'She has proved already this year, she is very talented and can challenge the best on the tour. She is a great representitive of our company'

IMPOSSIBLE
May 7th, 2010, 09:47 PM
Off Court - Wickmayer and Han For Babolat

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Yanina Wickmayer and Xinyun Han have signed contracts to work alongside Babolat racket team for the rest of the 2010 season. Wickmayer ranked 4th currently will use the Babolat Pure Drive. Xinyun Han ranked 17th after a win in Fes recently, will use the Aeropro Drive.

Babolat say they are 'extremely excited' to see what the players can achieve in the remainder of the season. 'We are confident and expectant of a great year for both players, hopefully both girls will finish top 10. It would be amazing for Babolat and them!'

IMPOSSIBLE
May 9th, 2010, 10:35 PM
On Court - Vesnina Takes Another Title

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Elena Vesnina won her 2nd title in two weeks with a 16 76 61 victory over Victoria Azarenka in Estoril. The Russian now ranked 6th on the tour, had to fight all week and saved match points in her semi final against Karolina Sprem, winning 67 76 76.

'I am so pleased with my form at the moment' said Vesnina after lifting the trophy. 'Last week was fantastic, and I had so much confidence this week'. The Russian will take on Katie O'Brien and will be looking for her 9th consecutive victory!

IMPOSSIBLE
May 9th, 2010, 10:41 PM
On Court - New Number One, Hsieh Wins Rome

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Su-Wei Hsieh took the grade 1 title in Rome and bagged herself the number 1 spot on tour. In the final Hsieh started slowly against Serena Williams, however Su-Wei showed her experience and eventually defeated the American 26 64 62.

'I feel lots of pressure now, being number 1. I hope next week it does not distract me, and it works with me rather than against me', said Hsieh. She will be taking on American Vania King in the opening round in Madrid.

IMPOSSIBLE
May 9th, 2010, 10:46 PM
On Court - Strong Draw Set In Madrid

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(1) Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) vs. Vania King (USA)
Jelena Dokic (AUS) vs. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
Laura Robson (GBR) vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
(7) Lindsay Davenport (USA) vs. Alona Bondarenko (UKR)

(4) Elena Baltacha (GBR) vs. Selima Sfar (TUN)
Karolina Sprem (CRO) vs. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)
Sybille Bammer (AUT) vs. Shaui Zhang (CHN)
(6) Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs. Katie O'Brien (GBR)

(3) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) vs. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs. Vera Dushevina (RUS)
Serena Williams (USA) vs. Andrea Petkovic (GER)
(5) Kim Clijsters (BEL) vs. Iveta Benesova (CZE)

(8) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
Tatiana Golovin (FRA) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
Dinara Safina (RUS) vs. Xinyun Han (CHN)
(2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)

champion88
May 14th, 2010, 12:08 AM
Bally Blogs


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Hey guys - it's great to be blogging for the WWW Tour this week from the beautiful city of Madrid! The stadium is great here and all the staff and hospitality is probably the best I have encountered so far on the tour.

I woke up pretty early today around 7am and headed to a local cafe to get some breakfast before heading to the courts for a light hit. My match wasn't on til about 4pm so I had time to have a nice big paella lunch, before hitting the gym and starting my warmup routine.

I had a really slow start out there today. I struggled a little bit with the wind and my opponent played some smart tennis. I quickly found myself 6-0 down! I just tried to keep plugging away and thankfully the wind dropped a little and I found the measure of my groundstrokes.

I managed to break late in the second set to claim it 6-4, before winning the decider 7-5. It was good to have a tough first match like this and get a lot of court time.

I play Sprem tomorrow third match in Centre Court - she won 6-0 6-0 today so she is in dangerously good form - I will have to be at 100% if I want to win that one tomorrow.

I think we will eat just at the hotel tonight, but I need to go and do a little bit of pysio now so I will speak to you all tomorrow!!

Elena
xx

champion88
May 16th, 2010, 08:36 AM
Bally Blogs


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Hey guys - I played my 2nd round match yesterday against Sprem. Unfortunately it didn't go my way though. She had played great in her first match so I knew it would be tough.

First set I didn't even get a look in - had a very slow start and she was playing so well. I did well to fight back from 4-2 down in the second and take it on a tiebreak. I think I strained my calf sliding to a wide ball late in the second set, and quickly lost the third set.

I will go and have an ice bath and massage and then probably get an MRI scan. Hopefully everything is fine and I will be back on top form next week and get some good prep for the French.

Speak soon guys,

Elena
xx

Mary Cherry.
May 16th, 2010, 04:53 PM
Laura Robson is interested in signing for K-Swiss because she would like to, as the advert says, have an awesome day :cool:

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IMPOSSIBLE
May 16th, 2010, 06:48 PM
Off Court - Robson Joins K-Swiss

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British tennis player Laura Robson ranked 13 on the Who? What? Where? tour has come to an agreement with sports company K-Swiss. Laura will recieve clothing from the company for the rest of the year.

Laura said she was 'delighted' to be offered the sponsership deal, 'I am so glad they have noticed me, and are willing to support my career'. K Swiss said 'Laura is a great player and showed earlier in the year she can be up with the very best, making two finals in strong tournaments'.

IMPOSSIBLE
May 16th, 2010, 06:52 PM
On Court - Groth To Debut In Warsaw

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Australia will be represted on the tour by Jarmila Groth it has been announced. Jarmila has recieved a wildcard for the tournament starting next week in Warsaw, and will face Selima Sfar in the opening round.

The Australian said she was excited about the challenge of climbing the rankings, 'I look forward to moving up the rankings as the year progresses. There are some very strong girls at the top of the rankings, and I'd like to join them up there!'.

IMPOSSIBLE
May 16th, 2010, 06:58 PM
On Court - Warsaw Draw Published

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(1) Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) vs. BYE/WC
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) vs. Sorana Cirstea (ROU)

(3) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) vs. Tatiana Golovin (FRA)
Vera Dushevina (RUS) vs. Marissa Irvin (USA)

(4) Laura Robson (GBR) vs. Sybille Bammer (AUT)
Andrea Petkovic (GER) vs. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)

Selima Sfar (TUN) vs. (WC) Jarmila Groth (AUS)
(2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. BYE/WC

IMPOSSIBLE
May 16th, 2010, 07:03 PM
On Court - Strasbourg Draw Published

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(1) Elena Baltacha (GBR) vs. BYE/WC
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) vs. Vania King (USA)

(4) Lindsay Davenport (USA) vs. Shuai Zhang (CHN)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. Karolina Sprem (CRO)

(3) Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
Xinyun Han (CHN) vs. Lucie Hradecka (CZE)

Olga Govortsova (BLR) vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
(2) Kim Clijsters (BEL) vs. BYE/WC

Hele.
May 16th, 2010, 10:08 PM
Can Karolina from Strasbourg? :)

IMPOSSIBLE
May 16th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Can Karolina from Strasbourg? :)

Blog?

:wavey:

Hele.
May 16th, 2010, 10:30 PM
Of course, I missed the word :lol:

IMPOSSIBLE
May 16th, 2010, 10:32 PM
Of course, I missed the word :lol:

:lol:

Davenport is blogging already, but we can have two bloggers! :p

Hele.
May 16th, 2010, 10:36 PM
I can do blog from Roland Garros if no one already hasn't signed up before me :yeah:. But if I can't from RG then Strasbourg

IMPOSSIBLE
May 16th, 2010, 10:38 PM
I can do blog from Roland Garros if no one already hasn't signed up before me :yeah:. But if I can't from RG then Strasbourg

Ivanovic is blogging at Roland Garros,

Davenport is Strasbourg, so which one do you want to blog from?

Hele.
May 16th, 2010, 10:39 PM
Strasbourg then :yeah:

Hele.
May 17th, 2010, 06:15 PM
Klina blogs from Strasbourg

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Hy guys, this is my first blog ever! Me and Lindsay will blogging this week from Strasbourg. I just have come to Strasbourg which will be my third tournament this season and last test before my first grand slam in this year, Roland Garros. I'm very excited as in the first two tournaments I played two semifinals and both time lose to later champions in 3 sets. Especially great tournament for me was in Madrid where I already beat top 5 player, world number 4, Elena Baltacha. I'm in good form and hope I can play well here and especially in Roland Garros.

I already meet with Anna Chakvetadze and she is my best friend on the tour. She will be here in Strasbourg but she takes off this week as she wants to take some rest before Roland Garros after Madrid final last week. But we will practice together. Now I'm going to train with her, then we go on dinner and little walk to see city. After that it is time to rest and prepare for tomorrow match against Daniela Hantuchova. I don't know lot about her but just hope I can continue to play like on the previous tournaments. That is all for now. Bye.

Daszmarelli
May 17th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Klina blogs from Strasbourg

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Hy guys, this is my first blog ever! Me and Lindsay will blogging this week from Strasbourg. I just have come to Strasbourg which will be my third tournament this season and last test before my first grand slam in this year, Roland Garros. I'm very excited as in the first two tournaments I played two semifinals and both time lose to later champions in 3 sets. Especially great tournament for me was in Madrid where I already beat top 5 player, world number 4, Elena Baltacha. I'm in good form and hope I can play well here and especially in Roland Garros.

I already meet with Anna Chakvetadze and she is my best friend on the tour. She will be here in Strasbourg but she takes off this week as she wants to take some rest before Roland Garros after Madrid final last week. But we will practice together. Now I'm going to train with her, then we go on dinner and little walk to see city. After that it is time to rest and prepare for tomorrow match against Daniela Hantuchova. I don't know lot about her but just hope I can continue to play like on the previous tournaments. That is all for now. Bye.

:kiss: good luck, friend! :kiss:

Hele.
May 17th, 2010, 06:29 PM
Thanks :kiss:

vw.
May 17th, 2010, 09:01 PM
Davenport blogs from Strasbourg

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Hey everyone! It's my first time blogging on the Who? What? Where? Tour, and I'm absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to talk to you guys! Like Karolina said above, we'll be both sharing our thoughts with you throughout the week!

As you guys might have known, I had a great week in Charleston a few weeks ago. I was so excited to win my first title. Unfortunately I haven't been able to win another title, but I'm hoping that will change this week in Strasbourg. I absolutely love this city; the food, the people, everything!

Yesterday me and my husband Jon had a hit on the clay and I'm feeling great coming into this event. Although clay isn't my favourite, I'm hitting the ball clean and looking forward to playing my first match against Shuai Zhang. I know I'm the 4th seed, but no matches can ever be taken lightly on this tour.

I attached a picture above of me and my son Jagger going for lunch today! We had a great time, and we'll hopefully be going to many more lunches in Strasbourg this week. Lauren Andrus is staying at home with the nanny for now, she's too young to travel with me just yet!

Thanks for listening, and I'll check back in after my first round match!

champion88
May 19th, 2010, 07:39 PM
Hey can Baltacha blog from one of the UK grass tournaments?

IMPOSSIBLE
May 19th, 2010, 07:47 PM
Hey can Baltacha blog from one of the UK grass tournaments?

Ofcourse, but which event?

champion88
May 19th, 2010, 08:14 PM
Will do Birmingham :)

IMPOSSIBLE
May 19th, 2010, 11:53 PM
On Court - Roland Garros Preview

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(1) Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) vs. (WC) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
Vania King (USA) vs. (WC) Virgine Razzano (FRA)
Melinda Czink (HUN) vs. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
(9) Jelena Dokic (AUS) vs. Shaui Zhang (CHN)

(5) Kim Clijsters (BEL) vs. Maret Ani (EST)
Alicia Molik (AUS) vs. Shuai Peng (CHN)
(WC) Julie Coin (FRA) vs. Sabine Lisicki (GER)
(10) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs. (WC) Mathilde Johansson (FRA)

(8) Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) vs. Iveta Benesova (CZE)
Tatjana Malek (GER) vs. Marissa Irvin (USA)
Johanna Larsson (SWE) vs. Vera Dushevina (RUS)
(12) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) vs. (WC) Stephanie Foretz (FRA)

(4) Elena Baltacha (GBR) vs. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
(WC) Aravane Rezai (FRA) vs. (WC) Stephanie-Cohen Aloro (FRA)
Aleksandra Wozniak (FRA) vs. Sandra Zahlavova (CZE)
(11) Serena Williams (USA) vs. Simona Halep (ROU)

(3) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) vs. Lilia Osterloh (USA)
Selima Sfar (TUN) vs. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
Xinyun Han (CHN) vs. Katie O'Brien (GBR)
(15) Alona Bondarenko (UKR) vs. Jarmila Groth (AUS)

(7) Lindsay Davenport (USA) vs. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)
Andrea Petkovic (GER) vs. Tatiana Golovin (FRA)
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
(13) Laura Robson (GBR) vs. Sybille Bammer (AUT)

(6) Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
Karolina Sprem (CRO) vs. Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs. (WC) Pauline Parmentier (FRA)
(14) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)

(16) Dinara Safina (RUS) vs. Venus Williams (USA)
Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs. Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) vs. (WC) Nathalie Piquion (FRA)
(2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. (WC) Youlia Fedossova (FRA)

64 players make up the draw for Roland Garros 2010, defending champion Daniela Hantuchova is back and despite not reaching the same form as 2009 is still a title contender. The tournament will commence next thursday with the top half starting procedings in Paris.

Top seed Su-Wei Hsieh will take on French wildcard Kristina Mladenovic in her opening match. A potential third round match could be against 9th seed Jelena Dokic who has a tough first round against Shaui Zhang.

Fifth seed Kim Clijsters faces Maret Ani in the opening round, in the third round she could potentially face dangerous Serbian Jelena Jankovic seeded 10. Jankovic will take on wildcard Mathilde Johansson.

The next section of the draw contains seeds Anna Chakvetadze and Ana Ivanovic. Chakvetadze take on Iveta Benesova, whilst Ivanovic takes on wildcard Stephanie Foretz, a match likely to be on a main court come thursday.

The final section in the top half contains 4th seeded Elena Baltacha who is taking on Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, a diffucult opponent could await Baltacha as 11th seed Serena Williams looms. Serena faces Simona Halep in her opening match.

Yanina Wickmayer seeded 3rd faces Lilia Osterloh in the opening round. Dangerous unseeded player Xinyun Han is also in this section, and faces Katie O'Brien for a place in round 2. Alona Bondarenko in the other seed in this section and newcomer Jarmila Groth.

The next section is potentially one of the most dangerous, Lindsay Davenport faces Sofia Arvidsson in the first round. Tatiana Golovin is a potential threat in the draw, and faces Andrea Petkovic. Caroline Wozniacki is also in this section and is taking on Alisa Kleybanova. Laura Robson seeded 13th is the other seed in the draw.

In form Elena Vesnina is seeded 6th and a real title contender, she faces Maria Kirilenko in the first round. One of the most exciting first round matches is Karolina Sprem taking on Flavia Pennetta ranked 24. Defending champion Daniela Hantuchova is in this section also, she takes on tricky Pole Agnieszka Radwanska.

The final section contains second seed Maria Sharapova faces French wildcard Youlia Fedossova. She is joined by 16th seed Dinara Safina who faces Venus Williams.

Poiree
May 20th, 2010, 10:37 AM
Elena Vesnina is interested in the K-Swiss sponsorship :)

IMPOSSIBLE
May 20th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Elena Vesnina is interested in the K-Swiss sponsorship :)

On Vesnina's form recently I think she can have that contract ;) :D

IMPOSSIBLE
May 20th, 2010, 10:49 AM
Off Court - Vesnina Signs With K-Swiss

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Elena Vesnina has gained a contract with K-Swiss. The Russian star has been in superb form on the clay winning Stuttgart and Estoril recently. Vesnina's hard work has been noticed by the company, entising them to offer her a year long contract.

Vesnina said 'I am so happy that I have got a sponserhip contract, alot of the other girls close to me in the rankings have got contracts. Now I feel right up there, hopefully it will help me to become more recognisable espeically back home in Russia!'.

Hele.
May 20th, 2010, 09:58 PM
Klina blogs from Strasbourg

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Hy guys. Today I played my first round match against current Roland Garros champion Daniela Hantuchova. I won but it was so close! Defenitley my closest win so far this season! I still don't understand why I lost first set so easily. Every game was close and I tried to hit every ball correctly but I just couldn't find the rythim. In the second set I concentrated on my service games and especially in tie break. In third set, Danka didn't have energy like in the begining of the match and I easily close it out. Today, Danka played really well and it is always great to defend actual Roland Garros champion on clay. My next opponent is my bloger fellow for this week, Lindsay Davenport. She is fourth seed and easily won first round against Shaui Zhang 6-2 6-4 so it seems she is in very good form. Anyway, I believe in my game and I hope I can continue my semifinal streak and even do step further.

That is from today's match. Now about off court. Anna and me heard that Roland Garros draw is out by I still haven't looked it. I hope I have a good draw. Now I will take a littile rest and do training session with Anna. Oh, and the city is amazing. I really like it. Everything is just great. The city is so beatiful, people are nice and the food is great. I really enjoy to be on this tournament. Now I'm excitied to see Roland Garros draw. See you later. Bye!

Daszmarelli
May 20th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Wow love your blog, Klina :kiss:

Hele.
May 20th, 2010, 10:12 PM
thanks :kiss:

IMPOSSIBLE
May 21st, 2010, 05:30 PM
On Court - Robson Fights To Warsaw Win

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Laura Robson sent out a strong message ahead of next weeks French Open with a tough victory over world number 1 Su-Wei Hsieh. The Brit had had already been in two clay finals this year in Acapulco and Barcelona, but lost both.

History looked to be repeating itself for Laura, as she couldnt find any timing and quickly lost the first set 60. She bounced back in the second, racing ahead to lead 4-1. From there she closed out the set 62. The final set was a real battle, Hsieh started better and led 30, Robson however won the next five games and served for the match at 53. Both girls looked nervous and missed oppurtunities, and it was Robson who controlled herself in the tie break.

IMPOSSIBLE
May 21st, 2010, 05:38 PM
On Court - Baltacha Adds To British Sucsess

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Elena Baltacha made it two British victories in a week with a gruelling straight sets win over Russian Elena Vesnina in Strasbourg. The Brit who has been out of form of late, had looked good all week with straight sets wins over Wozniacki and Sprem.

The final was a case of who won the key points, Baltacha trailed 24 but levelled up with some fine baseline play. Baltacha took a 54 lead, and served for the match but Vesnina broke. The first set would go to a tie break, Vesnina seemed to fall apart making numerous errors,handing it to the top seed. The second set was much the same, Vesnina did take a 41 lead but again Baltacha fought back. Just like in the first set it would be decided by a tie break, this time around Baltacha was very aggresive and didnt give Vesnina a chance taking her 2nd title of her career here in Warsaw.

IMPOSSIBLE
May 21st, 2010, 08:05 PM
Off Court - The Contenders For Roland Garros

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Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) - The Top seed and a player in fine form, entering Roland Garros the current world number 1 Su-Wei Hsieh is on the back of 3 finals. Two of those finals were tournament victories for Hsieh, in Rome and Madrid. She played the other final in Warsaw, where she was beaten by Laura Robson of Great Britian. Su-Wei definatly has the game to win the title, but can she handle the pressure over 6 matches?

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Maria Sharapova (RUS) - The second seed is has not been in title winning form recently on the clay, a semi final last week in Warsaw however was an improvement on previous results. Earlier in the year Maria was unbeatable taking titles back to back in Monterrey in Indian. If the Russain can recapture her form, is she a title contender on the clay in Paris?

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Elena Baltacha (GBR) - Arriving in Paris on the back of a title is always handy, and this is the situation Baltacha finds herself in. The Brit won last week in Strasbourg with wins over Vesnina, Sprem and Wozniacki. Known not to a huge fan of the clay however, she will have to be on top-form to produce a final finish here is Paris. Can Bally fall in love with the clay and make a title run here in Paris?

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Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) - A player who has been up and down lately, Wickmayer has the potential but perhaps not the form coming into Paris. Last week the Belgain was thrashed 60 60 by rising French player Tatiana Golovin, promting doubts over her fitness and form. This girl can play well on the dirt, winning a title in Acapulco this year. Can the Belgain recover after a dissapointing time in Warsaw, and snatch a grand slam title?

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Elena Vesnina (RUS) - Huge potential for Vesnina to do some serious damage in Paris, a winner in Stuttgart and Estoril already this year she can definatly play on clay. In the Strasbourg tournament Vesnina again showed decent form on the clay, reaching the final before losing to Elena Baltacha. On her day she can beat the best in world, but can she be consistant over 6 matches?

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Laura Robson (GBR) - Another title winner last week, with a brilliant win over world number 1 Su-Wei Hsieh in the final in Warsaw. Robson is sure to be a dark-horse in this event, last week saw her return to top form and gave the Brit back her confidence she needs to execute her game to perfection. Can she record victories over the very best in back to back matches to take a grand slam title?

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Jelena Dokic (AUS) - Last years finalist 12 months ago here in Paris, losing to Hantuchova. Dokic has a game that can trouble anybody on the tour, however in 2010 she has not showed any consistant form. In 2009 the Aussie took the Wimbledon title, and proved she perhaps likes the big occasion. Can she be inspired by here sucsess here last year, or will this year end sourly?

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Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) - A winner here last year, and one of the best last year consistantly. However 2010 has been nothing spectacular for the Slovakian. Entering Paris, the 14 ranked player is coming of two first round exits. In fact her sucsess on the clay this year has been very limited, only producing notable results in Barcelona and Marbella. But she has taken this title before, and whos to say she cant do it again?

Hele.
May 21st, 2010, 08:11 PM
Klina blogs from Strasbourg

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Hy guys. Today I played two matches! First I beat 4th seed, Lindsay Davenport. Again it was very difficult, and once more I fought back after losing set 6-1. In the next two sets I again found my game and won 7-5 6-1. I was the only unseeded player in the semifinals. Later, I played again to world number 4, Elena Baltacha. She is first seed for this week. I agian played very bad in the first set. In the second, I found some rythm but it wasn't enough and I lost tie-break. Anyway, I'm satisfied with semifinals for third time in a row and hope I can do the same at Roland Garros. It would be amazing.

Last night Anna and me saw the draw of Roland Garros and it is not easy. I play to Flavia Pennetta and our match is one of the most exciting matches. Now I go to play a practice match with Anna and tomorrow we are going in Paris to play Roland Garros. I'm very excitied about how I will play on grand slam! Hope I can do well and play my best game! That is all from me for this week. Hope to see you on some other tournaments this year!

Andreas
May 28th, 2010, 12:13 AM
Blog from Roland Garros: Ana Ivanovic

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Hi everyone! I arrived in Paris a few days ago and since then I've pretty much just relaxed. I'm feeling confident at the moment and I believe it's my turn to take a title. I practiced with my great friend Zhang Shuai this morning before playing a French wildcard on Chatrier. I won very convincingly and it just felt right today, but it's only going to get tougher from now on. The weather wasn't too good today, though. I'm hoping it's better tomorrow where I get a day off. I'm going to practice a bit and hopefully I can do some shopping which I love.

It's very special being here in Paris. It's a beautiful city and Roland Garros is my favourite tournament of the year.

Talk to you again soon :)

Love,
Ana

IMPOSSIBLE
May 31st, 2010, 11:51 PM
On Court - Down To The Final 4 In Paris

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The quarter finals have all been played and completed in Paris. 3 seeded players remain including top seed and world number 1 Su-Wei Hsieh. Su-Wei was made to work in her quarter final match against Jelena Jankovic, Hsieh took the first set 62 capitalising on Jankovic's sloppy play. In the second set the Serbian fought back and levelled, taking the second set 62. Hsieh showed why she is the top seed in the third, taking it 62.

Anna Chakvetadze posted the most dominant quarter final performance, crushing Serena Williams 61 60 with a very consistant and clever performance. Laura Robson was made to work for her semi final spot, taking on Alona Bondarenko. Bondarenko took the first set 61, before Robson battled back taking sets 2 and 3, 61 76.

Unseeded Karolina Sprem has had quite a remarkable comeback to the tour, and it continued today as she battled past Dinara Safina in the quarter finals. The Croatian started slowly and made numerous errors, however after the first set she looked unbeatable and eventually beat the Russian 16 60 60.

Justin SW
Jun 7th, 2010, 03:13 AM
Serena Williams would like to have a Wilson Sponsorship! Considering she's number 12 in the world playing a very limited schedule (more than anyone else)! She deserves it! And she will be blogging from WIMBY :D!

_marial_
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:54 PM
Alona would be interested in the Babolat sponsorship ;) As she reached the Quarterfinal in Roland Garros and beat Yanina Wickmayer on her way, her form is improving and now she attracts many tennisfans and would be the ideal deal for Babolat ;)

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 13th, 2010, 01:34 AM
Serena Williams would like to have a Wilson Sponsorship! Considering she's number 12 in the world playing a very limited schedule (more than anyone else)! She deserves it! And she will be blogging from WIMBY :D!

Alona would be interested in the Babolat sponsorship ;) As she reached the Quarterfinal in Roland Garros and beat Yanina Wickmayer on her way, her form is improving and now she attracts many tennisfans and would be the ideal deal for Babolat ;)

Both contracts accepted on recent performances, extra points will be added for next week :wavey:

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 10th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Bloggers wanted for Praque and Contrexville

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 10th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Daniela would like a babolat sponsorship as she is doing extremely well on the big stage at grand slams. Thus will bring much popularity to the brand

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 10th, 2010, 02:43 PM
Off Court - Hantuchova A Babolat Player

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Wimbledon champion Daniela Hantuchova has signed a contract with racket company Babolat. The Slovakian who rose from 12 to 7 in the rankings, was approached by the company after they witnessed her win her 4th title and 2nd Grand slam.

Aswell as her decent play on the tour, Hantuchova is one of the most popular players with the fans. Babolat commented on Hantuchova as 'A player who is right up there at the top when it comes to popularity worldwide, we are delighted to welcome her on to the team'.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 11th, 2010, 10:39 AM
On Court - Bondarenko closes in On First Title

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Alona Bondarenko has reached her first final on the Who? What? Where? tour and is keen to go one step further and win her first title. Ranked 16th Bondarenko's best performance on tour was a semi final finish in Rome this year.

Laura Robson is the other finalist in Bastad, she came through comfortably against Ana Ivanovic 62 75. Robson has a title already this year in Warsaw, and has also reached two finals in Acapulco and Barcelona.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 11th, 2010, 10:44 AM
On Court - All Russian Final In Budapest

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Dinara Safina and Anna Chakvetadze will battle it out for the Budapest title in an all Russian final. Chakvetadze holds 3 titles in her career, and is most notably the holder of the Roland Garros title. Ranked 2 she is the overwhelming favourite in the final.

Dinara Safina is a player who is yet to really reach her potential on tour, in Miami this year she showed real charecter and made the final where she played Chakvetadze. At that time Anna was too strong and took the title.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 14th, 2010, 01:02 AM
Some truly great stuff :worship:

Daszmarelli
Jul 14th, 2010, 02:47 AM
Can I blog next week?

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 14th, 2010, 10:42 PM
Can I blog next week?

which tournament?

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 14th, 2010, 10:53 PM
What are my fur titles?
Roland Garros S1, Wimbledon S2... what else?

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 14th, 2010, 10:55 PM
What are my fur titles?
Roland Garros S1, Wimbledon S2... what else?

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Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 14th, 2010, 10:57 PM
:worship:
This game is really the most original!!!

Daszmarelli
Jul 15th, 2010, 01:54 AM
yeah. I agree with Math.

Daszmarelli
Jul 15th, 2010, 01:59 AM
which tournament?

San Diego :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 15th, 2010, 10:13 AM
:worship:
This game is really the most original!!!

yeah. I agree with Math.

:angel: :wavey:

Daszmarelli
Aug 5th, 2010, 03:54 AM
Anna blogs From San Diego


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Hi there!

Wow how I missed it. Is just my second blog and I really like to do it.

After my loss against Alona at Prague Open I went to home. I stayed there for two weeks. I just did normal things like chat with friends, go to shopping, go to dance. I took one week off-tennis. In the second week I had worked hard with my coach. I tried new things and I'm hoping it can help me in the decise points, I mean we know well each other on tour, so is good have a new strategy.

I've arrived yesterday in U.S. I love stay here in California cause I can do a lot things in my free-times.

The draw is out and got a BYE in the first round as seeded two. Then I will play the winner of match between Sofia Arvidsson and Jelena Jankovic, it will be tough one. I must be ready for it.

I'm going to watch some videos from my last matches.

Talk to you 2morrow.

Anna :kiss:

hellas719
Aug 6th, 2010, 03:58 AM
Yanina Wickmayer would like to be sponsored by pringles :)
She enjoys eating their chips :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Aug 9th, 2010, 01:14 AM
Yanina Wickmayer would like to be sponsored by pringles :)
She enjoys eating their chips :)

No problem, contract accepted ;)

Daszmarelli
Aug 9th, 2010, 02:37 AM
Anna blogs From San Diego


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Hi there!

First of all I have to say sorry guys, I didn't posted these days. You know, we all had a full week here, the wether was not good at all, We had rain the whole tournament. It was too frustrating because I could not practice in the club and we went to courts and had to wait until the rain pass off.

Well, I played some good matches here and won the title. I'm very happy with my game, specially in the final today.

I hope keep improving my game to US Open, what's my goal now.

I had a very good time writing this blog, I hope comeback soon.

Thanks for all support out there!
Anna :kiss:

IMPOSSIBLE
Aug 9th, 2010, 01:37 PM
On Court - Karolina and Anna Win Titles

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Karolina Sprem took her first title on the Who? What? Where? Tour, the Croatian beat top seeded Elena Vesnina 62 16 61 in the E-Bokks Danish Open in Copenhagen on sunday. Sprem who will rise from 12 to 9 in the rankings, has reached finals this year most notably at Roland Garros, and just two weeks ago and a lower-catagory tournament in Contrexville.

Anna Chakvetadze took her 5th career title at the weekend in a rain-affected San Diego tournament. The Russian world number 2, firmly defeated world number 1 Su-Wei Hsieh 75 16 60. Chakvetadze is now withtin 100 points of obtaining the top rankings, however Chakvetadze is absent from next weeks tourmament in Cincinatti, so the number 1 will not change this week.

Hele.
Aug 9th, 2010, 02:34 PM
Anna and Klina! :bounce:

IMPOSSIBLE
Aug 23rd, 2010, 12:17 AM
On Court - Chakvetadze Overcomes Dokic To Take Number 1 Spot

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Two weeks ago at the end of the San Diego tournament Anna Chakvetadze lay within 100 points of the top ranking, taking last week off the Russian threw all her energy at the Montreal Grade 1 event. Anna kicked off the tournament with a 46 60 60 against an out of form Kim Clijsters. Meanwhile in the other half of the draw Jelena Dokic a 3 time title winner was trying to rekindle the form that saw her take the Wimbledon title last year. The Aussie has had a below par season on the tour, despite taking the title in Stuttgart Jelena has clocked up dissapointing 1st and 2nd round exits in some of the bigger grade 1 tournaments. In the opening round Dokic brushed aside Vera Dushevina with ease 64 60 to book a meeting with top seed Su-Wei Hsieh.

The second round meeting between Dokic and Hsieh provided some of the Jelena's finest tennis of the year, the Aussie's ruthless ball-striking was too much for the world number one as Dokic produced her second straight sets victory in the tournament. Chakvetadze would play her second round match later in the day, having seen her ranking rival Hsieh knocked out of the tournament. Anna looked distracted by the potential number 1 spot and quickly lost the first set 61 in her match against Jarmila Groth. The Russian battled on showing her ruthless spirit which has led her to capture a fantastic season so far, Anna was level taking the second set 75. 'Jarka' as Groth is known to her fans looked beaten and faded out in the final set losing it 60 and handing Chakvetadze a place in the quarter finals.

There was no let down from either girl in the quarter finals, Jelena looking more confident than ever once again made lightwork of her opponent Tatiana Golovin winning 63 60. Chakvetadze once again started slowly but won an odd match 06 60 60 against Shuai Zhang. Whilst these two were grabbing most of the attention and headlines, Ana Ivanovic finally had broken through to her first Grade 1 semi final with a fine 16 63 60 against American Lindsay Davenport. Equally impressive was Yanina Wickmayer who was victorious against Elena Baltacha, winning 26 60 60. Two of the finest semi finals of the year were presented here in the Montreal event. Once again Jelena Dokic was on top form, but was playing Ana Ivanovic who was equally confident. Jelena took the first set 61 but was quickly levelled as Ivanovic won by the same scoreline in the second set, in a dramatic final set were oppurtunities were squandered the Australian took a closely fought tie breaker 9 points to 7. Chakvetadze knew winning her semi would make her the new number 1, once again the Russian looked over-roared by the oppurtunity as Wickmayer won the first set 63. Anna turned the match around with a 63 victory in set 2, before recovering from 53 down in the final set to steal it on a tie-break.

The final was all Dokic for the first half an hour, using the confidence from what had been a great week to take the first set 61. However yet again Chakvetadze turned her game around and was quickly serving out the second set 6 games to 1. The final set was littered with fierce baseline rallies and some gutsy serving, both girls remained unbroken and the set would be decided by a tie break. Chakvetadze found a new level and became more aggresive pushing the Aussie further back behind the baseline, Jelena seemed to have lost her way and Anna kept nailing winners all over the court. The Russian took her 5th title of the season with a 16 61 76(3) win over the revilalised Dokic. Chakvetadze is now the new number 1 ahead of Su-Wei Hsieh, Dokic moves up to 15th in the rankings overtaking Serbian Jelena Jankovic.

Daszmarelli
Aug 23rd, 2010, 02:13 AM
:worship: Amazing article!

IMPOSSIBLE
Aug 28th, 2010, 02:04 PM
On Court - Brits and Kim return to form in New Haven

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Kim Clijsters a three time title winner on tour has been in dreadful form of late exiting in the first round in 3 cosecutive tournaments (Cincinatti, San Diego and Montreal). This week has seen the 13th ranked player earn a semi final place in New Haven, impressivly beating Maria Sharapova and Elena Vesnina. Next for the Belgian is Laura Robson who had only won 1 match ahead of the New Haven tournament. Laura dismissed top seed and world number 1 in the opening round backing that up with a thrashing of Karolina sprem in the quarter finals. The semi final match between the pair is set to be highly competitive and produce high quality tennis.

Fellow Brit Elena Baltacha has had a solid American hardcourt season, but at times had the potential to go deeper into the tournaments. This week has seen Elena battle her way into the semis with wins over Shuai Zhang and Yanina Wickmayer. Facing Baltacha is Alona Bondarenko, the Ukrainian showed strength on the clay court winning the Bastad and Praque titles respectivly. Alona had a good week in Cincinatti not so long ago but fell early last week in Montreal. This semi final is wide open, everybody knows Baltacha at her best can upset Alona and the same applies for Alona, who can find there top level on the day?

IMPOSSIBLE
Sep 12th, 2010, 01:25 PM
On Court - Ivanovic Breaks Through In New York

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Ana Ivanovic has battled her way to her first tour title in New York. The Serbian saw off Elena Baltacha in a gritty match under the lights at Flushing Meadows this evening. Baltacha came out fighting, hitting with sustained rythm and took the first set 61. Ivanovic found herself 3-0 down in the second set, and it seemed Baltacha was close to the finish line. However the Serbian number 1 regained her composure and edged back to lead 4-3 with her service to follow. Baltacha hit 4 fantastic returns forcing errors from the eratic Serbian, and broke back for 4-4.

Both girls then consequently lost their service games leaving the score at 5-5. Ivanovic then had 3 break point oppurtunities on the Baltacha serve, but failed the covert any of them and the Britian pushed ahead to 6-5. Ana played a brave service game and took the match to a tie break, which she went on to take 7 points to 3. The final set saw Baltacha fall away and Ivanovic looked composed serving out the match at 5-1.

Ivanovic advances 6 places in the rankings to number 7, whilst Baltacha jumps 2 places to number 3. Elsewhere in the rankings, Maria Sharapova slips 3 places to number 10, semi-finalist Jelena Jankovic moves 2 place to number 14. Next week the tour heads to Quebec and there is a smaller tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.

IMPOSSIBLE
Sep 29th, 2010, 09:24 PM
Who? What? Where 2011 Tour Announcement

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❶ 2011 Tour Calender

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❷ 2011 Tour New Rules

- No Tournament Limit per player.
- Introduction of Grade 4 events. (Player ranked outside the top 10 online)
- All bonus points removed, everybody has 400 points to make tournament more wide-open.

❸ 2011 Player Profiles

Updated Player Profiles: Click Here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=320730)

hellas719
Sep 30th, 2010, 03:02 AM
No Athens? :tears:

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 3rd, 2010, 12:53 PM
On Court - Kim Goes for 4th Title In Saint Malo

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Kim Clijsters is closing in on her what would potentially be her 4th title in her career in Saint Malo. The Belgian has won 3 title already all at lower level tourmaments in Minsk, Belfort and Malmo all in 2008. Clijsters has showed good form at times this year, making a final in Kuala Lumpur. However 7 first round exits have hindered Clijsters' chance of moving inside the top 10.

Facing her in the final is Elena Baltacha, currently ranked 3rd on tour. A two-time title winner on her debut year on the tour, the Brit has made a real impact. Baltacha has most notably also made the US open final this year, losing to Ana Ivanovic. 'Bally' has a big game and upset Karolina Sprem in this weeks semi finals, playing some fine tennis. Sundays final is set to be a close one, who has the determination to come through for victory?

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 3rd, 2010, 01:02 PM
On Court - Can Safina take her first title in Seoul?

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Dinara Safina has twice this year failed to win in finals, losing both finals to tour number 1 Anna Chakvetadze. The Russian ranked 17th this week will look to make it third time lucky in Seoul againt Su-Wei Hsieh. Safina bravely fought past Anna Chakvetadze in the semi finals 16 76 60, and is feeling confident ahead of todays final, 'Right now im playing my best tennis in my career, I am ready for the final'.

Meanwhile her opponent Su-Wei Hsieh was more comfortable in her semi final match seeing of Aussie Jelena Dokic 60 75. Hsieh is back on top form and recently took her 5th career title in Quebec City. Su-Wei is still in a fierce battle with Anna Chakvetadze for the number 1 spot, and a title this week would certainly push her closer to the Russian. Su-Wei doenst mind being favourite for sundays final 'I dont mind people saying im favourite for the final, im 2 in the world and so all these things come with that. I still play the match the same as others, though it is a final and there is a trophy at stake'.

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 4th, 2010, 12:05 AM
On Court - Kim and Dinara take home trophies this week!

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Dinara Safina finally took her first tour title with a 63 76 win over Su-Wei Hsieh is Seoul on Sunday, the Russian number 4 served up some of her best tennis all week in todays final. From 2-0 down in the first set Dinara became the more consistant player, winning the next 5 games. She closed out the first set 63, before racing ahead to 3-0 in the second. Su-Wei is number 2 in the world for a reason and she refused to let go in the final, battling back to 3-2. However it was Dinara who was always one game ahead until 4-4, where Su-Wei broke to lead 54 and serve for the set. A hungry Safina broke to level at 5-5 before both player held for a tie break, Su-Wei fell apart racking up numerous unforced errors and Safina took full advantage taking the tie break 7-3. Safina now moves to 16 in the rankings.

Elsewhere in the grade 3 event in Saint Malo, Kim Clijsters was looking for her first title in 2010. Facing well-respected Elena Baltacha who has stepped down a level to try and build confidence for the two big tournaments in Tokyo and Beijing. Clijsters stayed with Baltacha in the first set, but it was quite clear Baltacha was playing a level above and wrapped up the first set 64. Kim looked furious as she came out for the second set, and it was as if the didnt even think, she completly destroyed Baltacha and took the second set 60. The final set was a nail-biter, it was looking to go to a tie break as both players consistantly held serve. However Kim broke to lead 5-3, Baltacha went on to win the next to games. The final set did eventually go to a tie break, which followed the pattern of the match. Baltacha led 4-0 before losing the next 5 points, The Brit hit an amazing pass to level at 5-5. Clijsters finished off her opponent with 2 aces and took the tie break 7-5.

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 22nd, 2010, 07:24 PM
On Court - Newcomers make Impact On Tour

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New-comers Svetlana Kuznetsova and Caroline Wozniacki (pictured) have made a positive impact in their first couple of tournaments on tour. Svetlana made a quarter final appearance on her debut in Beijing, losing to Kim Clijsters in two tie breaks. With her result last week Svetlana advanced 14 places in the rankings, taking her just outside the top 30 at 35. This week the Russian took out 5th seed and in form player Ana Ivanovic in the first round of the Linz tournament, she was knocked out in the next round losing to dangerous player Lindsay Davenport in three sets.

Caroline Wozniacki made her comeback this week in Kansas City and has qualified for the final, Caroline has played anything but a full season this year her best result coming in Kuala Lumpur were she made the semi finals. Playing the grade 3 event in Kansas City, Wozniacki defeated Carla Suarez Navarro 64 60 in the opening round. In the quarter finals she faced 9th ranked Karolina Sprem, the Dane progressed to the final with a strong performance winning 64 36 76. In the final she takes on top seeded Kim Clijsters who has been in fine form of late.

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 22nd, 2010, 07:34 PM
On Court - Race to Doha Is Red Hot

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The race to the season ending championships is heating up, the top 4 players in the rankings have already confirmed their place. But the remaining 4 spots could be any 4 from 10 as the rankings lay wide open. Heading the list of players already on the plane for Doha is Anna Chakvetadze closely followed by Su-Wei Hsieh, Elena Baltacha and Russian Elena Vesnina. Of those yet to qualify US open winner Ana Ivanovic is in pole position, Alona Bondarenko lies in 6th place with Wickmayer and Clijsters rounding off the top 8. Still with chances to qualify are Karolina Sprem, Laura Robson, Maria Sharapova, Daniela Hantuchova, Jelena Jankovic and Lindsay Davenport. Dinara Safina is the next player in the rankings but will not be able to make up the points for Doha. Stay tuned as the final week of tournaments kicks off next week in Moscow and Luxembourg for the latest on the season ending championships.

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 26th, 2010, 04:23 PM
On Court - Who Will Take Final 2 Spots In Doha?

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The final two spots for the Season ending championships in Doha are still up for grabs as the final tournaments of the year kick off this week in Luxembourg and Moscow. Currently in 7th and 8th place in the race are Belgians Yanina Wickmayer and Kim Clijsters with Karolina Sprem equal on ranking points with Clijsters. Still in the mix for qualification are Laura Robson, Maria Sharapova and Daniela Hantuchova. Hantuchova and Sharapova would need to win the tournament and hope Wickmayer, Clijsters and Sprem exit in 1st rounds this week. Robson could qualify if she makes the final and other results go her way.

All of the players in question play in Moscow this week, with Wickmayer and Hantuchova facing off in the first round. A win there for Daniela could put Wickmayers participation in question. Where as a Wickmayer victory would firmly end Hantuchovas Doha chances. Equally interesting is the encounter between Laura Robson and Karolina Sprem, a Sprem win would end the young Britons chances for Doha. If Robson were to come through she would need to back up the victory with another 2 wins to ensure a chance of a place in Doha. Elsewhere Clijsters begins her campaign against Victoria Azarenka who is a tricky opponent when on form, Maria Sharapova faces a daunting task of taking on Alona Bondarenko in the opening round. Sharapova would need a fine run in her home tournament to be on the plane to Doha.

Daszmarelli
Oct 26th, 2010, 04:26 PM
I hope Klina will take it.

Hele.
Oct 26th, 2010, 04:51 PM
I hope Klina will take it.

Me too! :lol: Thanks! :kiss:

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 30th, 2010, 06:50 PM
On Court - Dokic Back On Form In Moscow

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Jelena Dokic is back on form in Moscow this week, the Aussie has not had a vintage your on the tour that was expeted of her. The 2009 Wimbledon champion knocked out top seed Anna Chakvetadze in the first round scoring a 16 63 63 victory. In the quarter finals the Aussie eased past Victoria Azarenka in straight sets, winning 63 76. In todays semi final she was blown away in the first set by a dominating Hantuchova display, Jelena came out firing in set 2 and levelled the match with a 64 set. The final set was more of the same from the Aussie, strong penetrating groundstrokes outdid her Slovakian opponent and gave Jelena the match 06 64 63.

Dokic will take on Su-Wei Hsieh in the final, who destroyed Alona Bondarenko 60 60, 7 times Dokic has been runner up in competions taking titles in only 3 finals. No matter what the result tommorow Jelena will be playing next weeks Bali Tournament Of Champions along with Dinara Safina, Jelena Jankovic, Maria Sharapova, Daniela Hantuchova and Laura Robson. Meanwhile this week the lower grade tournament in Luxembourg, Ana Ivanovic defeated fellow country woman Jelena Jankovic in the final 63 06 61 giving herself a confidence boost ahead of the event next week in Doha.

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 1st, 2010, 07:16 PM
Off Court - Head To Heads and Won/Loss Records Availible Soon

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Hello Who? What? Where? Tour players, hopefully by tommorow evening a full archive of every single Who? What? Where? Tour match played will be completed. With the completed data I will be able to produce head to head data, dating back to the beginning of the game in 2007. I will also be able to calculate every individual players win/loss record over a year and their whole career. The database will also simply show a players full activity, with all wins and loses availible.

Alot of work has been going on the Who? What? Where? Tour in 2010, including a new player profiles page, tournament winners for each calender year, and for each tournament. Also there has been statistics calculated and posted on the all time tournaments won by players. All of the features listed in this paragraph are availible for you to check out using the links below. The head to head and win/loss data will hopefully be availible for tommorow evening ahead of the Doha and Bali championships.

- Tournament Winners: Click Here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=11828991&postcount=1)

- Player Profiles: Click Here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=320730)

- Most Titles Won List: Click Here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=18577262&postcount=8)

- 2011 Tour Rules: Click Here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=11829467&postcount=1)

champion88
Nov 1st, 2010, 07:44 PM
Remember that Baltacha was Venus last season ;)

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 1st, 2010, 07:51 PM
Remember that Baltacha was Venus last season ;)

unfortunatly where players and members have swapped and been used twice due to the game ending early in years, I have had to do it by player names rather than by members. Luckily in your case though nobody else used Baltacha before you, but Venus has been used multiple times.

:wavey:

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 1st, 2010, 08:02 PM
Off Court - Who? What? Where? Backs Logo Idea

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As players of the Who? What? Where? Tour please can you take a look at this request I made for all game forums to have a logo in their index page. If you like the idea, please post in the thread...

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=18739357#post18739357

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 1st, 2010, 11:55 PM
Off Court - Head To Head Data Nearly Ready

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Already 1125 matches have been added to my datbase, I have currently recorded all results up until and including Montreal 2010. I will finish the remaining 12 tournaments tommorow afernoon and then will post previews for the first round matches in Bali, and Wednesdays matches in the Doha Championships.

champion88
Nov 2nd, 2010, 12:46 AM
unfortunatly where players and members have swapped and been used twice due to the game ending early in years, I have had to do it by player names rather than by members. Luckily in your case though nobody else used Baltacha before you, but Venus has been used multiple times.

:wavey:

Ah OK, well I was only Venus for the previous season.

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 2nd, 2010, 06:03 PM
Off Court - Head To Head Data Ready

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All 1356 matches that have ever been played on the Who? What? Where? Tour have been recorded, meaning you are now able to request head to heads in the player lounge as of now. In the coming weeks the Player Profiles section will be updated with 2010 win/loss stats.

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 7th, 2010, 12:09 AM
Off Court - Two Newcomers For 2011

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Already confirmed are two new players for next seasons tour. Joining the tour are Anastasia Myskina of Russia and Samantha Stosur of Australia. Anastasia Myskina will be in good company on tour with fellow Russians Anna Chakvetadze and Elena Vesnina already cracking the top 5 in 2010. The newcomer was quick to identify the Russian threat on tour, 'There are so many great players from my country, I hope I can add to this sucsess next year. These last couple of months have been strict training and I feel im ready now for the tour'.

Samantha Stosur will be debuting earlier as her impressive traning has caught the eye of the Australian Fed Cup coach and Sam has been invited to play a singles and doubles rubber for the upcoming semi final against Serbia at the weekend. Team mate Jelena Dokic was quick to recognise the addition to the Aussie team 'Having Sam come in to the team is a blessing, this semi final tie is going to be very very tricky, we need a strong team for this tie'. Stosur and Myskina will be debuting in tour events in 2011, Myskina begins in Auckland and Sam will kick off in Brisbane.

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 9th, 2010, 10:07 PM
Off Court - Tour Urges For Your Support

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The Who? What? Where? Tour urges you to keep and eye on and support the tour in the annual Best Game voting championships. We've already made it through to round 2 and are very keen to progress even further. The game has developed so much since 2007, and 2010 has been by far the best year. I hope all my hardwork will produce a good result in the Best Game Championships.

Click Here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=424504) To Vote

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 11th, 2010, 03:08 AM
Off Court - Tour Into Quarter Finals

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The Who? What? Where? Tour has made it into the quarter finals of the 'Best Game in 2010' tournament. In the first round we comfortably defeated LPT 63 60, setting up a tricky match against WRTT (who had previously upset seeded PYW in the opening round).

In our second round match we again were off to a good start, taking the first set 61, we then found ourselves 51 down in the second set. After a string of votes we made our way back to 65, eventually winning the match on a tie break. We will face FPTT or Suicide Tennis in the quarter finals. Voting is still in progress for round 2, but keep an eye on the thread for the quarter finals. Thankyou.

Click Here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=424504) To Vote

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 16th, 2010, 04:25 PM
Off Court - Two More Newcomers For 2011

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There have been two further developments for the 2011 season, joining the tour are Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova and Belgiums Justine Henin. Both will make debuts in Auckland 2011, which features the likes of Elena Venina and Yanina Wickmayer. Cibulkova says she is 'ready to rise to the challenge, and is looking forward to the upcoming season. Justine said she has been 'traning extremly hard to give her best early in the season'.

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 17th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Off Court - 2010 Review Article
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Daszmarelli
Dec 17th, 2010, 04:12 PM
:worship: best EVER!!!! :bowdown:

I'm glad to be the #1 in this such amazing game!

lemonwilly
Dec 17th, 2010, 04:17 PM
:hearts: it!! Irvin after the Fed Cup win should pay more attention to tour now! haha

Mary Cherry.
Dec 17th, 2010, 04:33 PM
:hearts::worship: Love it! Thanks for all the work you put in this year, this is a brilliant game :) Can't wait for 2011!

Djezonfly
Dec 17th, 2010, 11:42 PM
That pic of Domi :spit:

Djezonfly
Dec 18th, 2010, 07:47 PM
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Dominika Cibulková: "They're jealous of me!"

We all know it, the new kid at school always gets picked on by her classmates, especially when she's prettier than them. Well it looks like WTA isn't that much different. The new season hasn't begun yet, but Dominika Cibulková, the young Slovak newcomer, is already experiencing bullying from the other players.

The 21-years-old beauty was more than happy to play for the first time with the biggest names in tennis, but she quickly lowered her sights when she discovered that her enthusiasm wasn't reciprocal. «The other players feel threatened by her looks» told Dominika's hairdresser's cousin's god daughter. «Of course she's one of the most gracious creature that ever stepped on a tennis court, but it's not like the other girls were completely unfortunate looking. I mean, Wozniacki has lovely nails for instance.»

According to some other very reliable sources, the players' jealousy could jeopardize Dominika's results. The Slavic goddess is set to debut in Auckland in a few weeks. «It is already a stressful enough event for Dominika, but if these hoes maintain that nasty atmosphere, she's very likely to be double-bageled in the first round!» told Dominika's neighbors' dog walker.

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Dominika addressing the haters her most beautiful smile.

An insider tried to explain the girls' reaction, saying Dominika's perfect features weren't the only cause of the problem. «Cibulková sure is a stunning woman, but she's also famous for dating lots of guys.» Indeed, among Domi's ex-boyfriends, appear ATP hotties Gaël Monfils and Jürgen Melzer. «The other players fear that Dominika's tendency to sleep with different men every week might affect the reputation of the entire WTA.»

«We don't want the public to think that we are whores!» told a former number one and French open winner from Serbia, who wishes to remain anonymous. «Tennis isn't glamorized yet, and we want it to stay that way.»

But the petite Slovak isn't the first tennis player to display her sex life. «It's funny how the girls that criticize Domi are the same girls that lost their virginity to Fernando Verdasco!» told one of Cibulková's closest friends whom she hasn't spoken to in 15 years. «I think that they're just jealous that Dominika's was classy enough to turn down Nando's advances. They wish they had not been that weak.»

This story is just another example of how hard it can be to have a personal life when you're a professional tennis player. «Dominika is a strong girl, she will get through this, but it's not going to be easy» explained a random guy interviewed in the street. «I guess the only way for her to shut the haters' mouths is to prove she's not just the most beautiful tennis player ever, and for that, she needs to win her first title in New Zealand.»

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Dominika ready to fight, no matter what, by being her stunning self.

Either way, we know one thing for sure, this season of the WTA is set to be one of the most exciting ever.

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 19th, 2010, 12:53 AM
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Dominika Cibulková: "They're jealous of me!"

We all know it, the new kid at school always gets picked on by her classmates, especially when she's prettier than them. Well it looks like WTA isn't that much different. The new season hasn't begun yet, but Dominika Cibulková, the young Slovak newcomer, is already experiencing bullying from the other players.

The 21-years-old beauty was more than happy to play for the first time with the biggest names in tennis, but she quickly lowered her sights when she discovered that her enthusiasm wasn't reciprocal. «The other players feel threatened by her looks» told Dominika's hairdresser's cousin's god daughter. «Of course she's one of the most gracious creature that ever stepped on a tennis court, but it's not like the other girls were completely unfortunate looking. I mean, Wozniacki has lovely nails for instance.»

According to some other very reliable sources, the players' jealousy could jeopardize Dominika's results. The Slavic goddess is set to debut in Auckland in a few weeks. «It is already a stressful enough event for Dominika, but if these hoes maintain that nasty atmosphere, she's very likely to be double-bageled in the first round!» told Dominika's neighbors' dog walker.

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Dominika addressing the haters her most beautiful smile.

An insider tried to explain the girls' reaction, saying Dominika's perfect features weren't the only cause of the problem. «Cibulková sure is a stunning woman, but she's also famous for dating lots of guys.» Indeed, among Domi's ex-boyfriends, appear ATP hotties Gaël Monfils and Jürgen Melzer. «The other players fear that Dominika's tendency to sleep with different men every week might affect the reputation of the entire WTA.»

«We don't want the public to think that we are whores!» told a former number one and French open winner from Serbia, who wishes to remain anonymous. «Tennis isn't glamorized yet, and we want it to stay that way.»

But the petite Slovak isn't the first tennis player to display her sex life. «It's funny how the girls that criticize Domi are the same girls that lost their virginity to Fernando Verdasco!» told one of Cibulková's closest friends whom she hasn't spoken to in 15 years. «I think that they're just jealous that Dominika's was classy enough to turn down Nando's advances. They wish they had not been that weak.»

This story is just another example of how hard it can be to have a personal life when you're a professional tennis player. «Dominika is a strong girl, she will get through this, but it's not going to be easy» explained a random guy interviewed in the street. «I guess the only way for her to shut the haters' mouths is to prove she's not just the most beautiful tennis player ever, and for that, she needs to win her first title in New Zealand.»

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Dominika ready to fight, no matter what, by being her stunning self.

Either way, we know one thing for sure, this season of the WTA is set to be one of the most exciting ever.

:lol: very nice

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 21st, 2010, 03:07 AM
Off Court - Tour Welcomes Bouchard

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The tour has added yet another player for the 2011 season, youngster Eugenie Bouchard of Canada will make her debut in Auckland in the first week on January. She is the 2nd Canadian ever to compete on the tour, with only Alexandra Wozniak competing in the past. She joins the previously announced newbies of Dominika Cibulkova, Anastasia Myskina, Justine Henin and Samantha Stosur. The tour is also set to announce a further newcomer in the new future, with 24 places already occupied at the Australian Open there is strong evidence that the tour is at its best right now!

champion88
Dec 21st, 2010, 03:09 AM
Great review of the year - can't wait for next season :)

Vincey!
Dec 21st, 2010, 07:01 PM
Off Court - Tour Welcomes Bouchard

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The tour has added yet another player for the 2011 season, youngster Eugenie Bouchard of Canada will make her debut in Auckland in the first week on January. She is the 2nd Canadian ever to compete on the tour, with only Alexandra Wozniak competing in the past. She joins the previously announced newbies of Dominika Cibulkova, Anastasia Myskina, Justine Henin and Samantha Stosur. The tour is also set to announce a further newcomer in the new future, with 24 places already occupied at the Australian Open there is strong evidence that the tour is at its best right now!

You actually found a good pic of Genie!! SHe has no brace anymore though:p Great to see you so committed to your game :D

Daniela-Is-Mine
Dec 23rd, 2010, 01:48 AM
That was an excellent 2010 review!

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 30th, 2010, 04:00 PM
On Court - Season Starts Strong In Auckland

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The new season is set to start with a bang as 2 very strong tournaments kick off next week. In Auckland world number 1 Anna Chakvetadze headlines the tournament, she starts against a unannounced wildcard. Seeded 8, Selima Sfar will be taking on Anastasia Myskina ; who is making her debut on the tour in Auckland. Jelena Dokic is looking to return to her form of 2009 in this new season, she is taking on another unannounced wildcard. Yanina Wickmayer a big name last year, will begin against tricky youngster and newcomer Eugenie Bouchard of Canada.

In the bottom half of the draw, Maria Sharapova begins against Marissa Irvin who saved her best tennis till the end of the year where she played impressivly at Fed Cup. 2009 Auckland winner Daniela Hantuchova starts against another newcomer Justine Henin. Shuai Zhang of China is taking on a returning player Dominika Ciublkova; who played on the tour with another coach in 2009. Finally Elena Vesnina is taking on dangerous Brit Katie O'Brien for a place in the quarter finals.

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 30th, 2010, 04:09 PM
On Court - Bribsane Makes Its Debut With Strong Field

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Brisbane is one of many new events on tour this season, and the players where keen to play with a strong entry list gathered. Heading the draw is US Open winner Ana Ivanovic, who faces late wildcard Kim Clijsters in the opening round. Tatiana Golovin opens up against newcomer Czech player Klara Zakapalova. 5th seed Jelena Jankovic begins against home favourite and another newcomer Olivia Rogowska. Laura Robson who won the Bali Championships will take on dangerous Svetlana Kuznetsova.

In the bottom half of the draw, Alona Bondarenko faces Sabine Lisicki who is making a comeback to the tour after injury forced her to quit half way through last years season. Samantha Stosur faces an unannouced wildcard, and will be under pressure from her home crowd to deliver in Brisbane. 6th seed Lindsay Davenport is playing Polana Hercog of Slovenia, who is making her debut this year on the tour. Finally heading up the draw is Elena Baltacha who takes on Yun-Jan Chan who recieved a late wildcard into the event.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 15th, 2011, 01:12 AM
On Court - Melbourne Awaits Fornight Of Spectacular Tennis

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Melbourne is preparing for the stars of the Who? What? Where? tour who will descend on the city for a fortnight as the first grand slam of the year plays out. Strong favourite heading into the championships remains pinned to number 1 Anna Chakvetadze, she begins against Klara Zakapalova who is making her grand slam debut. Anna has stiff competition and could face none other than Kim Clijsters in the third round. In the second section of the top half lies Alona Bondarenko and Dinara Safina. Both seeds should have little trouble in the early rounds and are odds on to face of in another highly anticipated third round clash.

In the third section of the top half lies some of the most fiercly competitive opening rounds, newcomers Olivia Rogowska and Justine Henin face off and could go on the face Laura Robson in the next round. Shuai Zhang also has a tough encounter with Brisbane winner Polana Hercog and the winner of that match may have to face Daniela Hantuchova in order to make it past the 2nd round. In the final section of the draw Elena Baltacha heads the list of players who should make it through the later stages, however she faces stiff oposition in the first round against Eugenie Bouchard who is through to the semi finals in Hobart this week. Karolina Sprem who has been missing at the beginning of the season, remains an uncertainty and is taking on Marissa Irvin who is also in fine form in 2011. Overall the top section is very strong, a mix of strong seeds such as Chakvetadze and Baltacha, former grand slam winners such as Daniela Hantuchova and the odd dark horses like Polana Hercog, Eugenie Bouchard and Marissa Irvin.

The top section of the bottom half has 3 standout players, 3rd seed and US Open winner Ana Ivanovic who is still yet to get going in 2011, Tatiana Golovin and out of sorts Maria Sharapova. All 3 can go far in any tournament, but both Ivanovic and Sharapova have been short of matches ahead of the first grand slam. The 2nd section is fronted by the likes of Yanina Wickmayer and Jelena Jankovic, but ones to watch out for are Wimbledon runner up Serena Williams and emerging star Svetlana Kuznetsova who is sure capable of taking out any of the big names. The 3rd section in the bottom half provides one of the most intresting first round clashes with 13th seeded Jelena Dokic taking on Dominika Ciublkova a repeat of the Auckland final nearly two weeks ago. Also lurking in that section are talented Russian Elena Vesnina, up and down Selima Sfar and improving Katie O'Brien. Right at the bottom of the draw is another section containing 2nd seed Su-Wei Hsieh, former world number 5 Lindsay Davenport who takes on home favourite Jarka Groth. The final section is full of Aussies, wildcard Sophie Ferguson takes on Olivia Rogowska, Groth as mentioned faces Davenport, and wildcard Jess Moore has chances against Sorana Cirstea. The bottom half of the draw is again wide open, if Hsieh can live up to her status she is surely the one to beat, equally strong is Ivanovic who on her day can be tagged as unbeatable. There is also the influence of a few players to watch very closely, former Grand Slam winner and already a winner in 2011 Jelena Dokic could be spurred on by her home crowd, equally dangerous is newcomer Olivia Rogowska who is making a big impression so early in her career. Elena Vesnina is not one to right off either, she won 4 titles last year and is keen to get the ball rolling in 2011.

JujulCactus
Jan 16th, 2011, 09:39 AM
:worship: for all your amazing work!
Is it possible to know the ranking after Brisbane and Auckland? Or after Sydney and Hobart then?
I feel like Su-wei can be the number one again :fiery:
thanks

hellas719
Jan 18th, 2011, 01:56 AM
YANINA WICKMAYER PROFILE
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Current Ranking: 7
Career High Ranking: 1

2010 Activity:
Acapulco-W
Monterrey-R16
Indian Wells-F
Miami-R16
Ponte Vedra Beach-F
Charleston-R16
Stuttgart-QF
Rome-SF
Madrid-SF
Warsaw-R16
French Open-R16
‘s-Hertogenbosch-W
Wimbledon-QF
Prague-SF
San Diego-SF
Cincinnati-R16
Montreal-SF
New Haven-QF
US Open-R16
Sofia-R16
St.Malo-QF
Tokyo-R16
Beijing-R16
Linz-R16
Moscow-R16
YEC-Round Robin

2011 Activity:
Auckland-R16
Sydney-SF

*Belgian Fed Cup player captain :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 20th, 2011, 12:03 AM
Off Court - Follow The Tour On Twitter

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Follow all the tournaments, throughout the year with Score updates and match results and gossip, on our new twitter homepage. Be sure to follow us if you have twitter.

Who? What? Where? Twitter: http://twitter.com/WWW_tour

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 23rd, 2011, 01:56 PM
On Court - Superb Sunday In Melbourne

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Sunday is set to be a superb day of tennis in Melbourne as the remaining 3rd round matches are completed. Yesterdays matches provided lots of drama, as 3 of the 4 matches in the top half of the draw went 3 sets. Current world number 1 Anna Chakvetadze outlasted Sabine Lisicki 60 26 60, whilst Dinara Safina battled her way past 6th seed Alona Bondarenko 06 76 60 saving 3 match points in the 2nd set. Australian hope Olivia Rogowska continued her fine run with a 61 16 64 win over dangerous Shaui Zhang of China. Eugenie Bouchard had the most routine affair on Hisense arena, as she brushed aside American Marissa Irvin 60 61 in under an hour.

Opening on Rod Laver today 3rd seed and US Open winner Ana Ivanovic against Tatiana Golovin, the pair have never met but Ivanovic remains favourite going into tommorows clash. 2nd seed Su-Wei Hsieh follows that match, she is up against Lindsay Davenport who has progressed through the tournament with ease so far. Over On HiSense Arena Jelena Jankovic opens up against Serena Williams, who is returning from an injury that has kept her out since the US Open. The final 3rd round match sees 5th seed Elena Vesnina battling it out with Dominika Cibulkova, who has already toppled the Russian 60 60 earlier this year in the Auckland quarter finals.

claypova
Jan 31st, 2011, 12:20 AM
Olivia Rogowska's Press Conference after her Australian Open Win!

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Congratulations on your win!

Thankyou.

Will you be back next year?

Of course!

How special is it to win a grand slam? Especially in Australia?

Of course it's special. It came as a big shock you know. It was only my 3rd ever tournament, I got a bit lucky with the questions, and I guess I chose the right tactics at the end. Of course during the rest of the year I'll try to get the results going and improve the ranking and show that this win is not a fluke.

Did you feel the support from the home crowd?

I did, everyone was behind me. It was really special to play in front of this crowd, let alone winning.

What happened in the 1st set? And how did you turn it around?

Well, you know after winning the 1st set so easily, I realised that I could actually win it, and then I just totally lost my concentration and my intensity and I let it slip away. And in the third, I just managed to regroup, and try to play more aggressive. It was a tight 3rd set but i managed to pull through and win.

Your feelings when you lifted up the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in front of the whole crowd?

It was really overwhelming. Just to hear the cheering and the applauds, it's really special. Hopefully I can lift the trophy one more time.

Where will you keep the trophy?

(laughter) Umm, I don't know yet. I don't have a proper trophy cabinet, you know since this is the first professional trophy I've won. So, for now next to my bed.

When is your next tournament?

Memphis.

Why are you playing there instead of the bigger tournaments?

I just want to work my way up to the rankings, you know. Try to get it higher so I can be seeded in the higher tournaments.

So why not sign up for Pattaya City or Kuala Lumpur?

Because my next tournaments are Indian Wells and Miami. It's easier to travel when alll 3 are in the States.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 31st, 2011, 12:42 AM
:bowdown:

Vincey!
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:49 PM
ooh looks Like Genie didn't commit for any tournments this week, she got mixed up with the real tour tournments week and the WWW tour's date :( LOL

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 21st, 2011, 11:17 PM
ooh looks Like Genie didn't commit for any tournments this week, she got mixed up with the real tour tournments week and the WWW tour's date :( LOL

You can request Kuala Lumpur WC?

Vincey!
Feb 21st, 2011, 11:22 PM
You can request Kuala Lumpur WC?

oooh okay! :D

IMPOSSIBLE
Sep 2nd, 2011, 07:30 PM
On Court - Shuai Zhang Wins New Haven

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Shuai Zhang recorded her best career result last week in New Haven, the Chinese player saw off a very strong field and took home the New Haven title. Zhang who was ranked 19 when the New Haven draw was made, jumps to 16 in the rankings now and puts herself as a possible dark horse for US Open glory.

One of two chinese women on tour Shuai has now won 3 tour titles, 2 of those in 2011 both in the States (New Haven and Memphis). Her performance at last years US Open was just a third round spot, with her form clearly good going into this years event Shuai has targeted an improved result 'I hope I will do better at this years open (US), last year was ok but I am in the form of my life just now, and I cannot wait to get out on court and make progress in the tournament'.

Elsewhere in the rankings (after New Haven), Serena Williams moves to a new career high of 3 after a semi final in New Haven. Australian Olivia Rogowska has put herself in the top 8 for the first time after also reaching the semis. Li Na rose 7 places after just her 2nd event on tour, where she made the quarter finals.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 26th, 2012, 10:03 AM
On Court - Tour Returns This Week

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The Who? What? Where? Tour has returned this week under new leadership, with two respective tournaments taking place in Cape Town & Buenos Aires. Some old faces have also made a return to the tour including former Grand Slam champion Daniela Hantuchova aswell as Polona Hercog, Anastasia Myskina, Samantha Stosur along with some of the old tour players many new stars have been welcomed to the tour.

We wish all players competing on the tour this year the best of luck, and we hope you enjoy the game!

Kəv.
Jul 27th, 2012, 06:35 AM
Off Court - Cape Town Players party

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Sabine Lisicki and Vera Zvonareva have been spotted in the Cape Town players party. The tour is really close to starting over again with the first two tournaments in Cape Town and Buenos Aires. Hopefully the players will have a great time on the tour again!

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 2nd, 2012, 12:48 AM
On Court - Allgurin Ready for Tour Again

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Swedens Ellen Allgurin is finally ready to make a return to the Who? What? Where? tour after months of injury, rehabilitation and training the youngster is ready to make her impression starting with the grasscourt event in Birmingham, England.

Keen to make a name for herself, Allgurin targets a place in the top ten within the next 6 months, a fairly bold ambition for a player yet to even make a semi final on the tour.

Kəv.
Dec 2nd, 2012, 01:16 AM
Welcome back Ellen :cheer:

Kəv.
Apr 2nd, 2013, 12:09 PM
On Court - Cornet, Venus, Jovanovski and Zvonareva qualified for Year End Champs

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Season 1 of the Who? What? Where? Tour is almost over and we have already 4 qualifiers for the Year End Championships. The qualifiers are Alize Cornet who has 7 titles to her name this year including the US Open, Venus Williams, Bojana Jovanovski and Vera Zvonareva. Among the others still in the race for the top 8 are Li Na, Angelique Kerber, Heather Watson, Serena Williams, Michaella Krajicek and Timea Babos. Krajicek is the Australian Open champ and held world number 1 this year for 14 weeks before going through a major downslide which does not seem to stop. Krajicek is currently in 9th place for the race and is a fair margin behind Serena Williams, she will have to do some damage in these two weeks to grab a spot. Timea Babos is the reigning Wimbledon and French Open champ. In the past few weeks though she has not played, rumours are it that she is not committed to the tour. The YEC will have a round robin of 2 groups then semifinals and a final.

In the doubles event we already have 5 qualifiers who are Venus Williams who has an astonishing 14 titles to her name, Li Na, Angelique Kerber, Bojana Jovanovski and Mary Pierce. The others left in the race are Serena Williams, Vera Zvonareva, Heather Watson and Agnes Szavay. Szavay is in 9th place and is only 25 points behind Watson. The YEC will consist of a knockout stage.