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Broseghini
Jul 2nd, 2010, 12:59 AM
Week 18
AEGON Classic, Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/namedImage/12781/largeImage_438.jpg

Welcome to season grass! After a brilliant season with highlights for Mirjana Lucic on clay, we arrived to the grass;: the Paradise of cows! Last year, one player won all tournament in this surface: this will happen again? Chance of surprises in new surface! Send new points!


Defend Championship

http://djbakker.nl/menu/menu_003.jpg

S1: [2] Maria Sharapova (ret) def. [1] Alize Cornet (ret) 6-4 6-3


Schedule of Play

Sunday 04/07 15h00 GMT - Deadline to send points
Sunday 04/07 - First Round
Monday 05/07 - Second Round
Tuesday 06/07 - Quarterfinals
Wednesday 07/07 - Semifinals
Thursday 08/07 - Final


Send singles points to Broseghini (http://www.tennisforum.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=57192)
Good Luck :drool:

Broseghini
Jul 2nd, 2010, 01:00 AM
Entry List


1. [1] Daniela Hantuchova
2. [2] Gisela Dulko
3. [3] Serena Williams
4. [4] Maria Sharapova
5. [5] Ajla Tomljanovic
6. [6] Mirjana Lucic
7. [7] Jelena Dokic
8. [8] Polona Hercog
9. [9] Dinara Safina
10. Jelena Jankovic
11. Kai-Chen Chang
12. Venus Williams
13. Ana Ivanovic
14. Monica Seles
15. Victoria Azarenka
16. Ashley Harkleroad
17. Caroline Wozniacki
18. Tatjana Malek
19. Anastasia Myskina
20. Heidi El-Tabakh
21. Kim Clijsters
22. Jie Zheng
23. Dominika Cibulkova
24. Lucie Hradecka
25. Agnieszka Radwanska
26. Aravane Rezai
27. WC Nicole Vaidisova
28. BYE/WC


*Players in bold need send points to play here
*Shvedova and Lisicki can ask WC ;)

Broseghini
Jul 2nd, 2010, 01:00 AM
Main Draw

[9] Dinara Safina vs Victoria Azarenka
Ana Ivanovic vs Heidi El-Tabakh
Ashley Harkleroad vs Jelena Jankovic
BYE vs [7] Jelena Dokic

[4] Maria Sharapova vs BYE
Dominika Cibulkova vs Agnieszka Radwanska
Jie Zheng vs Venus Williams
BYE vs [5] Ajla Tomljanovic


[6] Mirjana Lucic vs BYE
Caroline Wozniacki vs Aravane Rezai
Anastasia Myskina vs WC Nicole Vaidisova
BYE vs [3] Serena Williams

[8] Polona Hercog vs BYE
Lucie Hradecka vs Tatjana Malek
Kai-Chen Chang vs Monica Seles
BYE vs [2] Gisela Dulko

Broseghini
Jul 2nd, 2010, 01:00 AM
Points
INTERNATIONAL

W - 280
RU - 200
SF - 130
QF - 70
R16 - 30
R32 - 1

Broseghini
Jul 2nd, 2010, 01:00 AM
Predicts

QF

Victoria Azarenka vs [7] Jelena Dokic
[4] Maria Sharapova vs [5] Ajla Tomljanovic

[6] Mirjana Lucic vs WC Nicole Vaidisova
[8] Polona Hercog vs [2] Gisela Dulko


SF

[7] Jelena Dokic vs [4] Maria Sharapova

WC Nicole Vaidisova vs [2] Gisela Dulko


Final

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/LuNa_BoNa/sharapova6-5.png vs http://i45.tinypic.com/2cr8w79.png

[4] Maria Sharapova vs WC Nicole Vaidisova

Broseghini
Jul 2nd, 2010, 01:00 AM
Articles
FITD Roland Garros

Winner:
Polona Hercog - An extra 12 instead by a 01 in each set
Runner-up:
Mathilde Johansson - An extra 10 instead by a 01 in each set
Third Place:
Serena Williams - An extra 08 instead by a 01 in each set

You need send points to use bonus! ;)


Articles bonus will for next week in a PREMIER tournament ;)

lemonwilly
Jul 2nd, 2010, 09:36 AM
I think Mathilde is retired and should be replaced by El Tabakh :secret:

ajmo!
Jul 2nd, 2010, 10:16 AM
Lucic already in Birmingham, training hard for next tournaments!

Mirjana Lucic had an amazing clay season. Like two big titles in Charleston and Rome were not good enough, Lucic had to add Roland Garros title. Few days have past since glorious moment where she defeated Jelena Janković 8-6 in third set after saving 2 match points. Hardworking Croat is already in Birmingham, getting ready for grass season:

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4318/dscn8894.jpg



Feelings from Paris? Amzing of course, I knew that I had it in me but on the other hand when I decided to make a comeback in March I didn't thought that I would be this good that fast. It all kind off clicked in Charleston and I got the self confidente that I needed. Now I'm 6th in the rankings and I missed so many tournaments, that means I can only get higher and that's the thing I'm really excited about. This week in Birmingham I will just try to feel the grass a bit, nothing serious. I'm just gonna play the sport I love and that gave me so much. Next week I'll be in Eastbourne and than my favourite tournament, Wimbledon. I would like to do as good on grass as I did on clay but that wont be easy. But finally I can say I have everything I ever wanted and every next match is not important, I can just go out there and have fun.

illusyve
Jul 2nd, 2010, 12:11 PM
Week 18
AEGON Classic, Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL

Welcome to season grass! After a brilliant season with highlights for Mirjana Lucic on clay, we arrived to the grass;: the Paradise of cows! Last year, one player won all tournament in this surface: this will happen again? Chance of surprises in new surface! Send new points!


S1: [2] Maria Sharapova (ret) def. [1] Alize Cornet (ret) 6-4 6-3



:lol:

I miss Alize and the former Masha :sad:

Broseghini
Jul 3rd, 2010, 02:15 AM
Article :inlove:
:lol:

I miss Alize and the former Masha :sad:
Really :sad:

Main Draw posted! :cheer:

DefyingGravity
Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:38 AM
You know, I wrote two articles for Dokic and I didn't get nothing!!??

OH well.

ajmo!
Jul 3rd, 2010, 09:40 AM
You know, I wrote two articles for Dokic and I didn't get nothing!!??

OH well.

And I wrote one, but no worries. Probably they will count with the ones from Birmingham and will be used for bonus in Eastbourne. ;)

Broseghini
Jul 3rd, 2010, 02:14 PM
Articles
FITD Roland Garros

Winner:
Polona Hercog - An extra 12 instead by a 01 in each set
Runner-up:
Mathilde Johansson - An extra 10 instead by a 01 in each set
Third Place:
Serena Williams - An extra 08 instead by a 01 in each set

You need send points to use bonus! ;)


Articles bonus will for next week in a PREMIER tournament

You know, I wrote two articles for Dokic and I didn't get nothing!!??

OH well.

And I wrote one, but no worries. Probably they will count with the ones from Birmingham and will be used for bonus in Eastbourne. ;)
:o

DefyingGravity
Jul 3rd, 2010, 02:18 PM
You know I can't read! Haha

Broseghini
Jul 3rd, 2010, 04:39 PM
You know I can't read! Haha
:angel: See our final in FWTT (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=412464&page=29) Wimbledon :p

DefyingGravity
Jul 3rd, 2010, 07:32 PM
Wow, FWTT Wimbledon finalists at least in doubles. It's a great way for me to go out in that game! I may come back later with a different player. But I need a break.

igralec33
Jul 3rd, 2010, 11:31 PM
Don't like Polona's draw. :o Safina in R1. :rolleyes:

Broseghini
Jul 4th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Clijsters and Hantuchova removed.
Safina is seed now and Lucic, Hercog and Dokic get a bye ;)

Broseghini
Jul 4th, 2010, 07:46 PM
R32 H2H


[9] Dinara Safina vs Victoria Azarenka (0-2)
S2 Brisbane R32 Azarenka 6-1 6-0
S2 Australian Open R32 Azarenka 5-7 6-2 7-5


Ana Ivanovic vs Heidi El-Tabakh (0-1)
S2 Australian Open R32 Johansson 4-6 7-5 6-4


Ashley Harkleroad vs Jelena Jankovic (0-0)
First Match


Dominika Cibulkova vs Agnieszka Radwanska (0-0)
First Match


Jie Zheng vs Venus Williams (1-0)
S2 Roland Garros R32 Zheng 6-3 6-2


Caroline Wozniacki vs Aravane Rezai (0-0)
First Match


Anastasia Myskina vs WC Nicole Vaidisova (0-0)
First Match


Lucie Hradecka vs Tatjana Malek (0-0)
First Match


Kai-Chen Chang vs Monica Seles (2-0)
S1 Moscow R32 Chang 6-4 5-7 6-3
S2 Fed Cup R1 Chang 6-3 6-3

Broseghini
Jul 4th, 2010, 07:50 PM
R32 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+International+Day+Six+-QTQxDQCF_Vl.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/ykmeq.jpg

Victoria Azarenka def. [9] Dinara Safina
6-7(7) 6-1 6-4
Good comeback Vika :yeah:

Broseghini
Jul 4th, 2010, 07:53 PM
R32 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Championship+Wimbledon+2010+Day+One+Sn2bD2K4Rfwl.j pg

Heidi El-Tabakh def. Ana Ivanovic
6-0 6-7(4) 6-0
It's ridiculous :help::lol:

Broseghini
Jul 4th, 2010, 07:55 PM
R32 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Championship+Wimbledon+2009+Day+Six+jsO4xpAG4R5l.j pg

Ashley Harkleroad def. Jelena Jankovic
7-6(5) 6-4 :eek:

Broseghini
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:02 PM
R32 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Championships+Wimbledon+2010+Day+Six+fVP0nye-k7nl.jpg

Agnieszka Radwanska def. Dominika Cibulkova
6-3 0-6 7-5

Broseghini
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:03 PM
R32 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Championships+Wimbledon+2010+Day+Eight+XTz6LWK2Ph7 l.jpg

Jie Zheng def. Venus Williams
6-3 6-2*
Again :shrug: :angel:

Broseghini
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:04 PM
R32 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+International+Day+Two+rV7UmoZVC3ll.jpg

Aravane Rezai def. Caroline Wozniacki
4-6 7-5 7-6(6)
Aravane :cheer: :bigclap: Carol :hug:

Broseghini
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:05 PM
R32 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Championships+Wimbledon+2008+Day+9+0Al8tbtS-0vl.jpg

Anastasia Myskina def. WC Nicole Vaidisova
4-6 7-6(3) 7-6(3)
What :eek: Nastya :cheer:

Broseghini
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:09 PM
R32 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Championship+Wimbledon+2009+Day+Two+jPqolFSKqW5l.j pg

Lucie Hradecka def. Tatjana Malek
2-6 6-4 7-5

Broseghini
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:10 PM
R32 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/843848.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF878921F7C3FC3F69D929FD9E3357457EC1F8CD FB6C7262B18127EAFB076E066BDD49B4F06BF04B24B4128C

Monica Seles def. Kai-Chen Chang
4-6 6-4 7-6(1)

Broseghini
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:13 PM
Updated Draw

Victoria Azarenka vs Heidi El-Tabakh
Ashley Harkleroad vs [7] Jelena Dokic

[4] Maria Sharapova vs Agnieszka Radwanska
Jie Zheng vs [5] Ajla Tomljanovic


[6] Mirjana Lucic vs Aravane Rezai
Anastasia Myskina vs [3] Serena Williams

[8] Polona Hercog vs Lucie Hradecka
Monica Seles vs [2] Gisela Dulko

Aaron.
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:25 PM
Aravane :cheer:

lemonwilly
Jul 4th, 2010, 08:26 PM
R32 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Championship+Wimbledon+2010+Day+One+Sn2bD2K4Rfwl.j pg

Heidi El-Tabakh def. Ana Ivanovic
6-0 6-7(4) 6-0
It's ridiculous :help::lol:



:lol: what a start for Heidi :yeah:

JujulCactus
Jul 4th, 2010, 09:00 PM
Jie :D

Broseghini
Jul 5th, 2010, 09:29 PM
Why people do not like this game? :scratch: :sad:

Aaron.
Jul 5th, 2010, 10:06 PM
I really like it :) and im sure many others do too..

The only thing I don't really is the scoring system..cause many games have used it but I guess it's alright..but your doing a great job why do you think not people don't like the game?

DefyingGravity
Jul 5th, 2010, 10:16 PM
Don't look at people who don't post or write articles as people who don't like the game. It's probably just people are busy! I love this game, it's one of my personal faves.

Daruma.
Jul 5th, 2010, 10:21 PM
Why people do not like this game? :scratch: :sad:

I LOVE it. :wavey:

igralec33
Jul 5th, 2010, 10:24 PM
I LOVE it. :wavey:
Me too. ;) And I would love it even more if my players would do better as they are doing. :sobbing: But now I started with holidays and I will try to write more articles. :p

DefyingGravity
Jul 5th, 2010, 11:25 PM
Jelly and Murray will get article crazy, especially with Murray needing to defend his Wimbledon championship...though not necessarily needing it to stay number one to my knowledge.

Broseghini
Jul 6th, 2010, 12:51 AM
I think most don't like this points system ... But when I started it was the only one with this system (after we had SEWTA). And before, LTT was a success .. :shrug:
I see many players who never comment here or leaving the game without saying anything (and I'm sending PM like a fool). Others are not even there for this (the number one never write one article). I believe this is one of the best games in the matter of scoring, because fortunately I have enough time (not always), but the end of RG was one example. Perhaps because I'm Brazilian (bad English) or the points system, not know. But I see other games dead with new players and not one joins us. :ras:

DefyingGravity
Jul 6th, 2010, 01:13 AM
I don't know about that, it's just a bad time for games at the moment.

I wish you'd start writing articles in my game, Broseghini...Justine and Dinara and Maria could use the help :tape:

Broseghini
Jul 6th, 2010, 01:40 AM
R16 Head to Head


Victoria Azarenka vs Heidi El-Tabakh (0-0)
First Match


Ashley Harkleroad vs [7] Jelena Dokic (0-0)
First Match


[4] Maria Sharapova vs Agnieszka Radwanska (0-0)
First Match


Jie Zheng vs [5] Ajla Tomljanovic (1-0)
S2 Rome R16 Zheng 6-3 6-3


[6] Mirjana Lucic vs Aravane Rezai (0-0)
First Match


Anastasia Myskina vs [3] Serena Williams (0-0)
First Match


[8] Polona Hercog vs Lucie Hradecka (0-0)
First Match


Monica Seles vs [2] Gisela Dulko (0-3)
S1 Stanford R16 Dulko 6-2 6-2
S2 Kuala Lumpur R16 Dulko 6-4 5-7 6-3
S2 Charleston QF Dulko 6-1 6-3


Results coming-up :angel:

Broseghini
Jul 6th, 2010, 01:43 AM
R16 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Championship+Wimbledon+2009+Day+Eight+xmzQYPodXhBl .jpg

Heidi El-Tabakh def. Victoria Azarenka
7-5 6-2
QF for the "new" player El Batakh :bigclap:
Vika :hug:

Broseghini
Jul 6th, 2010, 01:45 AM
R16 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Championships+Wimbledon+2008+6YHRpxSgG4zl.jpg
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Championship+Wimbledon+2009+Day+Two+cY5ow9rfLIfl.j pg

Ashley Harkleroad def. [7] Jelena Dokic
6-7(3) 6-4 6-4
Great win Harkleroad :cheer: What a comeback :eek::eek:
Jelena :hug: :crying2:

Broseghini
Jul 6th, 2010, 01:47 AM
R16 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Seven+7EslBRSfFEGl.jpg
http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2007/09/02/alg_sharapova_handshake.jpg

[4] Maria Sharapova def. Agnieszka Radwanska
7-5 7-5

Broseghini
Jul 6th, 2010, 01:49 AM
R16 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Sony+Ericsson+Open+Day+8+5xynTs29Rxll.jpg

[5] Ajla Tomljanovic def. Jie Zheng
1-6 6-4 6-2
Ajla :cheer: The revenge :p It's good see you winning again :bigclap:
Zheng :hug:

Broseghini
Jul 6th, 2010, 01:50 AM
R16 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/4121/dscn9165.jpg
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Five+h3flQh6y6f9l.jpg

Aravane Rezai def. [6] Mirjana Lucic
4-6 7-5 7-5
UPSET!!! :eek: Great win Rezai :worship:
Lucic :smash: Lose two MP's, one in each set :tape:

Broseghini
Jul 6th, 2010, 01:52 AM
R16 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Championships+Wimbledon+2010+Day+Seven+MTQt_EkVS_u l.jpg

[3] Serena Williams def. Anastasia Myskina
7-6(5) 6-4
Can be 7-6 6-7 7-6 :eek: Serena :cheer:

Broseghini
Jul 6th, 2010, 01:53 AM
R16 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/ASB+Classic+Day+2+ApLf3WRD5X3l.jpg

[8] Polona Hercog def. Lucie Hradecka
6-3 7-5
Hercog :cheer:

Broseghini
Jul 6th, 2010, 01:54 AM
R16 Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Championship+Wimbledon+2009+Day+Three+oQhZ2vgJc2Kl .jpg

[2] Gisela Dulko def. Monica Seles
6-2 6-1

Broseghini
Jul 6th, 2010, 01:58 AM
Updated Draw

Heidi El-Tabakh vs Ashley Harkleroad
[4] Maria Sharapova vs [5] Ajla Tomljanovic

Aravane Rezai vs [3] Serena Williams
[8] Polona Hercog vs [2] Gisela Dulko



Congrats Winners :cheer: Losers :hug:
8 maches and CT not affect anything :woohoo:

QF Tomorrow with LS (I hope!) :wavey:

lemonwilly
Jul 6th, 2010, 09:44 AM
Heidi :cheer: God see I needed a new player, Mathi was in such a slump, and now QF :cheer2:

and BTW I love this game, you do a great job running it, and I love the points system! It's easy to make them and send! And don't care about the ppl who are whining cause they are losing, this game is great :yeah:

igralec33
Jul 6th, 2010, 10:34 AM
Hercog victorious to quarterfinal!!!
Polona Hercog, no. 8 on the world after bye in first round, defeated Czech player Lucie Hradecka in second round of AEGON Classic in Birmingham in straight sets – 6-3, 7-5. »What to say? It wasn't easy match but I played better then Lucie in key moments. I'm also very happy that my serve work so well today.« said Hercog after hitting 14 aces in this match. »It looks I finally can play better tennis on other surfaces too. I'm known as clay specialist but I really want to play at same level in all surfaces. And hope this victory in grass is step to more constant game on all surfaces.« Polona added.

http://pu14a.siel.si/site/images/iman/SportTV/polona.hercog.jpg

In quarterfinal she is going to play against highest seed (after Hantuchova withdrawal), no. 2 on the world and her doubles partner Gisela Dulko from Argentina. Dulko has bye in first round as well but in second round she destroyed American Monica Seles 6-2, 6-1. »I know Gisela very well and she knows me very well so I know what to expect. I will try to play my best game and hope that will be enough for my victory and semifinal performance.« optimistically said Slovenian. Hercog and Dulko played only once before. It was in R16 of US Open last season. Hercog won this match in straights 7-5, 7-5. Can she repeat this results? Slovenia hope so, Argentina probablly no.

Aaron.
Jul 6th, 2010, 11:22 AM
Aravane :woohoo:

first QF ever :)

ajmo!
Jul 6th, 2010, 11:35 AM
Congrats Rezai! Miki had 10 wins in a row :p

Hele.
Jul 6th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Ajla! :) Finally :o
Jie :hug:
Miki :sad: :hug:

champion88
Jul 6th, 2010, 06:45 PM
CT again!! Thought might go my way this week :o

Broseghini
Jul 6th, 2010, 06:47 PM
CT again!! Thought might go my way this week :o
Send new points :shout: :hug:

Nikarock
Jul 6th, 2010, 06:52 PM
Ashley! :bounce:

Aaron.
Jul 6th, 2010, 06:57 PM
QF results?

Broseghini
Jul 6th, 2010, 07:16 PM
QF results?
Sorry, I'm at work and not at home. R16 posted in Queen's because I had already calculated and searched photos ;)
Only get home eight o'clock today :sad:

Aaron.
Jul 6th, 2010, 07:28 PM
Ok no problem :bounce:

Go caravane :)

dulkogii
Jul 6th, 2010, 07:56 PM
Gise :banana:

Now with Polona !

Broseghini
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:47 AM
QF H2H


Heidi El-Tabakh vs Ashley Harkleroad (0-0)
First Match


[4] Maria Sharapova vs [5] Ajla Tomljanovic (4-0)
Sharapova leads 4-0; 0-0 Grass; 3-0 in S2
S1 YEC RR Cibulkova 7-6 4-6 7-6
S2 Fed Cup R1 Sharapova 6-4 1-6 6-4
S2 Paris SF Sharapova 7-5 1-6 6-4
S2 Dubai SF Sharapova 7-5 1-6 6-4


Aravane Rezai vs [3] Serena Williams (0-0)
First Match


[8] Polona Hercog vs [2] Gisela Dulko (1-0)
Hercog leads 1-0; 0-0 Grass; 0-0 in S2
S1 US Open R16 Hercog 7-5 7-5


Results coming-up :cheer:

Aaron.
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:48 AM
Maria owns Tomljanovic :eek:

Broseghini
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:48 AM
QF Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Six+N-69U_Ig6Cxl.jpg

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3701/player310917.jpg vs http://i42.tinypic.com/ose3qq.png

Heidi El Tabakh vs Ashley Harkleroad



First Set



0-0






1-0






2-0






3-0






4-0






4-1






5-1






5-2






6-2



First Set

Heidi El Tabakh

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/2901094.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF878921F7C3FC3F69D929FD3D6E8E24F8AD364C C3FC781DCEB51F8E08A0BDC879961EA090F55034CEB503EE

Broseghini
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:49 AM
QF Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Six+N-69U_Ig6Cxl.jpg

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3701/player310917.jpg vs http://i42.tinypic.com/ose3qq.png

Heidi El Tabakh vs Ashley Harkleroad
6-2



Second Set



0-0






1-0






2-0*






3-0






3-1






4-1






4-2






4-3






5-3






6-3




Game Set and Match

Heidi El Tabakh

http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2006+French+Open+Day+Four+OTXgyxzDbspl.jpg

Heidi El Tabakh def. Ashley Harkleroad
6-2 6-3
Good first tournament for Heidi, especially with Bonus points :cheer: :inlove:
Ashley :hug:

Broseghini
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:50 AM
QF Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Six+N-69U_Ig6Cxl.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/LuNa_BoNa/sharapova6-5.png vs http://i41.tinypic.com/2r1z8ys.png

[4] Maria Sharapova vs [5] Ajla Tomljanovic



First Set



0-0






0-1






0-2*






0-3






1-3*






2-3






3-3






4-3






4-4






4-5






5-5






6-5






6-6*



Tie Break



0-0



1-0



2-0



2-1



2-2



2-3



2-4



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Ajla Tomljanovic

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3561/3693196239_b6e8fa95b2.jpg

Broseghini
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:54 AM
QF Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Six+N-69U_Ig6Cxl.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/LuNa_BoNa/sharapova6-5.png vs http://i41.tinypic.com/2r1z8ys.png

[4] Maria Sharapova vs [5] Ajla Tomljanovic
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[5] Ajla Tomljanovic def. [4] Maria Sharapova
7-6(3)* 6-4
Ajla :cheer:

CT affect the result :secret:

Broseghini
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:56 AM
QF Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Six+N-69U_Ig6Cxl.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/LuNa_BoNa/rezai1-3.png vs http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll275/artur0tennis/rc3.png

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Aaron.
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:57 AM
My first set sucks :sobbing:

Broseghini
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:58 AM
QF Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Six+N-69U_Ig6Cxl.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/LuNa_BoNa/rezai1-3.png vs http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll275/artur0tennis/rc3.png

Aravane Rezai vs [3] Serena Williams
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[3] Serena Williams def. Aravane Rezai
7-6(5) 6-2
Aravane :hug: Serena has bonus :bounce:

Aaron.
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:58 AM
:sobbing:

Broseghini
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:59 AM
QF Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Six+N-69U_Ig6Cxl.jpg

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[8] Polona Hercog vs [2] Gisela Dulko



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Polona Hercog

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3022/2632862377_6fd8053755.jpg

Broseghini
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:02 AM
QF Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Six+N-69U_Ig6Cxl.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/dmfxpv.png vs http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee102/nhuarthur/rg1.png

[8] Polona Hercog vs [2] Gisela Dulko
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[8] Polona Hercog def. [2] Gisela Dulko
6-4 7-5
Polona :bigclap: Gise :hug:

Aaron.
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:03 AM
Ugh this game is so nerveracking I can never find a winning strategy :( same with SEWTA :sobbing:

Broseghini
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:05 AM
Updated Draw

Heidi El-Tabakh vs [5] Ajla Tomljanovic

[3] Serena Williams vs [8] Polona Hercog




Congrats Winners :cheer: Losers :hug:
All matches in straights sets :smash:

SF Tomorrow :wavey:

Broseghini
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:06 AM
Ugh this game is so nerveracking I can never find a winning strategy :( same with SEWTA :sobbing:
You won two matches, beat 10 wins in a row Lucic and lost because Serena has bonus :hug::shrug:

dulkogii
Jul 7th, 2010, 05:26 AM
gISE :(

POlona congrats !

lemonwilly
Jul 7th, 2010, 06:07 AM
:cheer::armed::bounce::hearts: Heidi :D

DefyingGravity
Jul 7th, 2010, 06:13 AM
Ugh this game is so nerveracking I can never find a winning strategy :( same with SEWTA :sobbing:

Maria may be on the verge of winning a Slam...you can't say she's not winning in SEWTA.

igralec33
Jul 7th, 2010, 08:01 AM
gISE :(

POlona congrats !
Sorry Gisela :hug:

Polona :eek: :banana:

Hele.
Jul 7th, 2010, 09:00 AM
Ajla :bounce: finally beats Masha :D
Masha :hug:

igralec33
Jul 7th, 2010, 09:00 AM
Polona Hercog in semifinal of grass tournament!!!
Slovenian player Polona Hercog reached semifinal on AEGON Classic in Birmingham which is her best tournament ever on grass courts. In quaterfinal she defeated her friend and doubles partner, no. 2 on the world, Argentinian Gisela Dulko in straights, 6-4, 7-5. First set was very close. It was tied until 4-4 but in ninth game Polona made a decisive break and then hold her serve for victory in first set. In second set Gisela started to play better and when it allready looked there will be needed final set (result was 3-5 for Gisela), Polona started with an impressive comeback. She won next four games and so also second set & match.

http://www.polona.net/html/images/polona02.jpg

In interview after match Polona looked really exicted and happy: »That's amazing. I have no words to describe that. I seriouslly didn't expect such a great grass tournament. Of course I wished it but my shape wasn't good even on clay. So, this is really surprisngly result for me.« On question what was key to victory against Dulko, Polona answered: »I think this was probablly my serve. And I surprised Gisela with serve&volley game. She probablly didn't expect this style of game from me. But today it really works.« Hercog said after hitting 11 aces in this match.

http://www.tenisportal.si/uploads/Image/polona%20hercog.jpg

In semifinal she is going to play against other top player, no. 3 on the world, grass courts specialist, American Serena Williams which defeated unseeded Frenchwomen Aravane Rezai 7-6(5), 6-2 in quarterfinal. »Of course I know her. She is the best server on tour and we know how important is good serving on grass. But she is just human and I will try to stop her run. If I will play so well as I played in my previous 2 matches I think I have chances.« Hercog preview semifinal match. Williams and Hercog played twice before (this season) and Polona won both matches – in Charleston 7-5, 7-6 and in Stuttgart 6-4, 6-4. »Yeah, I beat her twice before but we have to know matches were on clay, my favorite surface and Serena's least favorite. This is now grass – I will do my best and wouldn't have nothing against if beat her third time in a row (smile).«

http://www.pokerpurist.com/uploadedImages/crunchsports/NewsImages/61911_aegon.jpg

Yesterday we also saw two other quarterfinals in Birmingham. In first match Canadian player Heidi El Tabakh, for which is this debut tournament, defeated Ashley Harkleroad from United States in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. In second quarterfinal young Croatian, no. 5. seed, Ajla Tomljanovic defeated no. 4 seed, Russian Maria Sharapova 7-6(3), 6-4. Semifinal lineup is so El Tabakh vs. Tomljanovic and S. Williams vs. Hercog. Are we going to see European, Northamerican or European-Northamerican final?

Broseghini
Jul 8th, 2010, 01:11 AM
SF H2H


Heidi El-Tabakh vs [5] Ajla Tomljanovic (1-0)
Tabakh leads 1-0; 0-0 Grass; 1-0 in S2
S2 Indian Wells R16 Johansson 6-4 6-2


[3] Serena Williams vs [8] Polona Hercog (0-2)
Hercog leads 2-0; 0-0 Grass; 2-0 in S2
S2 Charleston R16 Hercog 7-5 7-6
S2 Stuttgart R16 Hercog 6-4 6-4


Results coming-up :cheer:

Broseghini
Jul 8th, 2010, 01:12 AM
SF Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Six+N-69U_Ig6Cxl.jpg

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Heidi El-Tabakh vs [5] Ajla Tomljanovic



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Heidi El Tabakh

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Broseghini
Jul 8th, 2010, 01:14 AM
SF Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

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Heidi El Tabakh

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Heidi El-Tabakh def. [5] Ajla Tomljanovic
6-1 6-2
Congrats Heidi :cheer: Amazing and solid match! :worship: First Final :inlove:
Ajla :hug: The experience in this game it has not worked today :help:

Broseghini
Jul 8th, 2010, 01:16 AM
SF Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Six+N-69U_Ig6Cxl.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee102/nhuarthur/ree1-3.png vs http://i50.tinypic.com/j9okeh.jpg

[3] Serena Williams vs [8] Polona Hercog



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Polona Hercog

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Broseghini
Jul 8th, 2010, 01:17 AM
SF Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Six+N-69U_Ig6Cxl.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee102/nhuarthur/ree1-3.png vs http://i50.tinypic.com/j9okeh.jpg

[3] Serena Williams vs [8] Polona Hercog
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Polona Hercog

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http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Championships+Wimbledon+2010+Day+Seven+VBlNJFxTvTR l.jpg

[8] Polona Hercog def. [3] Serena Williams
6-4 6-4
Polona :cheer: Another final :inlove: :bigclap:
Serena :help: You can't beat Polona :rolleyes:

Broseghini
Jul 8th, 2010, 01:20 AM
Updated Draw

Heidi El-Tabakh vs vs [8] Polona Hercog




Congrats Finalists :cheer: Losers :hug:
Straights sets again :o

Both players have bonus because contributed to this game and and participate actively ;) :angel:

Final Tomorrow :wavey:

DefyingGravity
Jul 8th, 2010, 03:02 AM
And I don't participate actively??????

lemonwilly
Jul 8th, 2010, 08:43 AM
Heidi :cheer: :hearts:
Ajla :hug:
Polona :yeah:

igralec33
Jul 8th, 2010, 10:53 AM
Polona :eek: :bounce: Sorry Serena :hug:
And Heidi :worship: Amazing win - I'm :scared: for final. :p
Ajla :hug:

PS: Will write another article later ... ;)

igralec33
Jul 8th, 2010, 12:43 PM
Hercog in final against tour debutant from Canada!!
Polona Hercog have another amazing week. After winning in Stuttgart and runner-up place in Bali she reached 3rd final ever on NTT tour. In semifinal of AEGON Classic in Birmingham she schoked and defeated American 3rd seed, Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4. »I don't know what's wrong with me this week (laughing). I didn't never ever feel so good on grass. Maybe this is tournament when I'm turning into all-court specialist. I don't what I'm doing different as usually but it looks my hard work finally paid off.« Hercog said on press conference. About match against Serena, Hercog told: »I know I repeat myself this week but that was another hard match. She played extremlly well but my serve&volley game really work on grass. It's really amazing to have head 2 head against Serena 3-0 now.«

http://img.siol.net/09/142/633785852362692626_hercog_polona_29_080721_vp.jpg

In final she is going to play against tour newcomer, Heidi El Tabakh from Canada which surprisingly easily defeated Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-2 in second semifinal. Similar as Hercog (which didn't lose set until final) Canadian had an amazing run here. In first round Heidi defeated Ana Ivanovic 6-0, 6-7, 6-0, in second round she beat Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-2 and in quarterfinal was without any problems better than Ashley Harkleroad 6-2, 6-3. »Honestly, I don't know her. She is new player on tour. But my coach saw her semifinal match and all what he said to me until now was – she is really good looking (laughing). I know she is coached by lemonwilly, which coached Mathilde Johansson before. My coach told me she has very similar game style as Mathilde.« Hercog told before final. El Tabakh and Hercog didn't play yet but Polona played against Johansson twice before and H2H is 1-1. Is young Slovenian ready for second NTT title? Or will be this debut title for Canadian? Answer to these two question will be known soon.

Broseghini
Jul 9th, 2010, 06:10 PM
H2H Final


http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3701/player310917.jpg vs http://i50.tinypic.com/j9okeh.jpg

Heidi El-Tabakh vs [8] Polona Hercog
Tabakh and Johansson are tied 1-1; 0-0 Grass; 1-1 in S2
S2 Paris R32 Johansson 6-1 4-6 6-2
S2 Roland Garros R32 Hercog 6-4 6-4



FINAL COMING-UP :p

Broseghini
Jul 9th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Final Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

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http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3701/player310917.jpg vs http://i50.tinypic.com/j9okeh.jpg

Heidi El Tabakh vs [8] Polona Hercog



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Polona Hercog

http://img.siol.net/09/168/633808452408517982_hercog_polona_10_080723_vp.jpg

Broseghini
Jul 9th, 2010, 06:14 PM
Final Birmingham
INTERNATIONAL


Central Court

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/AEGON+Classic+Day+Six+N-69U_Ig6Cxl.jpg

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Heidi El Tabakh vs [8] Polona Hercog
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Polona Hercog

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http://chadanielle.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/abierto-mexicano-telcel-022710-hercog.jpg

[8] Polona Hercog def. Heidi El Tabakh
7-5 6-4
Congrats for 2nd title Polona :cheer: :bigclap: Amazing week :inlove: Bonus :drool:
Heidi :hug: Still amazing week :yeah:

igralec33
Jul 9th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Polona :bounce: Without losing a set this week! :eek: So happy! :banana:
Heidi :hug: But really great week for you too! :worship:

lemonwilly
Jul 9th, 2010, 07:20 PM
:sobbing: Heidi still better then Mathi :yeah:
Polona :hug: congrats :)

Hele.
Jul 9th, 2010, 10:51 PM
Polona :D
Heidi :hug: