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Phil=)
Nov 20th, 2010, 03:54 PM
I don't find any active cheering thread so i just wanted to make a new one :)
Erika is on fire atm :). She's in the final of Wellington, its the 4th final out of 5 tournaments and she could win the third now :)
She has nothing to lose against Kostova !
So let's cheer for Yurikas younger sister :hearts:

She's N. 228 in Live-Ranking ( Wellington points not included )

Phil=)
Nov 21st, 2010, 10:36 AM
She won the tournament in Wellington ! She's definetly on fire now :hearts:
The score was 6.2 3-6 6-4 against Elitsa Kostova
Next tournament will be Trarlgon, another 25 K in Australia

juki
Nov 26th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Check out Erika's blog at http://ameblo.jp/sema-erika

Erika celebrated her 22nd birthday this week :drink:

Phil=)
Nov 27th, 2010, 09:29 AM
After a 1st round loss to Babos her next tournament will be Bendigo
Good Luck :worship:

Hakapeszi
Nov 30th, 2010, 11:35 AM
She won the tournament in Wellington ! She's definetly on fire now :hearts:



http://stat001.ameba.jp/user_images/20101122/19/sema-erika/4f/74/j/o0375050010874775827.jpg

Phil=)
Nov 30th, 2010, 03:03 PM
She had a solid win against Sophie Letcher in the 1st round of Bendigo :hearts:

Phil=)
Dec 2nd, 2010, 03:41 PM
She defeated South 7-6 6-3 in the 2nd round :hearts:
QF against Babos again, hope she wins this time !!

Phil=)
Jan 14th, 2011, 01:30 PM
Erika is in her first GS-Q-Draw ever and she won her first round in 3 sets against Kr. Pliskova :hearts:
She earned 40 pts right now and her 2nd q-round will be against YJ Chan, she probably wont win that but she will try her best

Phil=)
Feb 6th, 2011, 10:04 AM
Erika won her first Q-Round in Pattaya with 7-5 6-4 :hearts: !
Next for her is Ksenia Palkina, who beat Kartantcheva. This will be a tough one with winning chance of 50-50 I guess ;)
Come on Erika ! :hearts:

juki
Feb 6th, 2011, 10:17 AM
This is a really great opportunity for Erika! I think her fighting spirit will win it for her! C'mon Erika :bounce:

juki
Mar 14th, 2011, 09:22 PM
Erika sprained her left ankle playing the Japanese indoors championships :sad: According to her blog she's getting an MRI today...hopefully its nothing too serious. Just like Yurika getting injured last year when at her best ranking :sobbing:

Phil=)
Jun 4th, 2011, 09:18 AM
After her injury she already won a 25 K in Japan again a week ago :hearts: !
She also reached 3 QF's before without being in good shape again ( 2 in Japan, 1 in the USA )
Unfortunately she lost a close match against Doi in Paris an missed the oppurtunity to get 40 points again but she'll still be on a CHR of 158 on Monday :worship: , congrats !
Does anyone know if she plans to play Wimby Q's ?

juki
Jun 4th, 2011, 01:13 PM
Yes she will play Wimbledon, but no warmup though :sad: After Wimbledon she is entered in a 25k clay tournament in France. I think like last year she'll spend a month playing 25ks in France/Germany.

Also, I think it might be a good idea if there is just one thread for both Sema sisters ;)

Phil=)
Jun 5th, 2011, 12:14 AM
Yes she will play Wimbledon, but no warmup though :sad: After Wimbledon she is entered in a 25k clay tournament in France. I think like last year she'll spend a month playing 25ks in France/Germany.

Also, I think it might be a good idea if there is just one thread for both Sema sisters ;)

This is a good idea. ;)
I just opened that one a while ago because I saw no thread for Erika ;)

juki
Jun 14th, 2011, 01:25 PM
Erika won her 1st round match in Wimby qualies :bounce: 64 64 against Vrljic. :)

Next is either Beygelzimer or Soler-Espinosa, not a horrible draw on grass! Beating Erakovic in 3rd round would probably be too much to hope for though.

RandomShot
Jun 14th, 2011, 01:32 PM
I noticed that she won in the first round of Wimbledon qualies :yeah:. I hadn't heard of her before, what is her playing style like?

Phil=)
Jun 14th, 2011, 02:35 PM
Erika won her 1st round match in Wimby qualies :bounce: 64 64 against Vrljic. :)

Next is either Beygelzimer or Soler-Espinosa, not a horrible draw on grass! Beating Erakovic in 3rd round would probably be too much to hope for though.

Yes she has a very good draw for her ranking position and Soler could be beatable too :) !
40 points already. :hearts:

-sugi-
Jun 14th, 2011, 11:53 PM
I checked Erika's match out today. I was really interested to see her live, I'd never seen her before. Here are a few scattered notes.

As the score reflects, she played really well. Her main issue seemed to be that she lacked the power, but made up for it with real fight, engaging in many really long rallies from the back of the court which often ended with Erika tiring Vrljic out. She also seemed to struggle with the Croat's backhand slice alot, and some of the spins thrown at her, and like most Asian players kept hitting the ball flat and reasonably deep in the court. She did have trouble closing both the first set and the match out, needing a bit of help in the first set, wasting several chances in a long deuce game. She got broken as well in the final set when she was up 5-2, if memory serves. But she showed alot of fighting spirit and never gave up, the crowd which had gathered to watch the match seemed to support her more than Vrljic and applauded her shots more and offer some words of encouragement.

I was also really impressed with her work ethic, after the match, she spent over half an hour running laps around the grounds which was pretty interesting.

Sorry about how scattered and random the above is. I'll post some pictures tomorrow. :D

martin white
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:34 AM
thanks for match info Sugi!:)Erika is having a great year,with some impressive results,She has a good shot to make the last rd,Erika should be able to get past Soler..Good luck Erika...keep us updated Sugi......:wavey:

Phil=)
Jun 15th, 2011, 12:41 PM
Unfortunately she lost her match against Soler but she'll get 40 juicy points :) !

-sugi-
Jun 15th, 2011, 12:50 PM
Kind of disappointing. :shrug:

juki
Jun 17th, 2011, 02:40 AM
Thanks for the report Sugi! Erika doesn't have the weapons to really challenge top-100 players right now, but she has improved so much over the last few years. A few years ago her reputation was that of a more purely defensive player, and she is definitely trying to impose more and more on her ground strokes.

In her blog after her loss to Soler she wrote that she was disappointed how passively she played in the key points. She definitly realizes what she needs to do to keep improving.

So here is Erika's upcoming schedule:

Next week: 25K Perigueux
June 27: 25k Denain
July 4: 100K Biarritz (3 out of MD)

Hopefully Erika can get into Biarritz MD, nice to see her playing a 100k!

Phil=)
Jun 20th, 2011, 05:45 PM
25 K Perigueux:

(1)Erika Sema (JPN) v (Q)Jade Suvrijn (FRA) 64 67(5) 63

Nicely fought after she lost the 2nd set. Her half is pretty weak i think she can rech the QF / SF without problems.
But you never know with Erika on clay though.
Keep going and winning Erika ! :bounce::wavey:

Phil=)
Jul 14th, 2011, 12:18 PM
After some bad losses in Europe Erika fought to win her first round match in Contrexeville ( 50 K ) :hearts:

Erika SEMA (JPN) (8) defeated Celine CATTANEO (FRA) 6-4 3-6 6-1 ;)

Today she'll play against Kiki Bertens.
Very tricky opponent but not unbeatable

Phil=)
Jul 14th, 2011, 01:09 PM
(8)Erika Sema (JPN) d. Kiki Bertens (NED) 63 64

Wow great win :hearts::hearts:
This is her most convincing win since Wimbledon and it seems she's getting used to the clay now ;)
Next opponent will probably be Renata Voracova, this could be a very long match and Erika will have her chances too.

juki
Jul 14th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Great to see Erika win, she seemed to be getting pretty depressed with her singles results the last few weeks on her blog. She's playing another 100k next week in Bucharest, then going home. Hopefully she can pick up some more points and make this extended European clay schedule work out.

Erika has been doing awesome in doubles lately :yeah:
She always does well with South American doubles partners :lol:

Phil=)
Jul 15th, 2011, 11:10 AM
(4)Renata Voracova (CZE) d. (8)Erika Sema (JPN) 60 60

What happened Erika :eek::eek:
I really excepted her to have a close match

-sugi-
Jul 15th, 2011, 11:13 AM
:awww: :hug: I hope everything is ok.

juki
Jul 15th, 2011, 09:57 PM
Erika :hug:
Said on her blog this was the first double bagel of her professional career. She'll bounce back though :)

ArturoAce.
Jul 16th, 2011, 03:29 AM
I've supported her sister now I'm here to support her! :wavey:
She has really been improving out there. :yeah:

Phil=)
Jul 18th, 2011, 03:05 PM
Sema def. Dabija 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-1 :hearts:

A win is a win :).
She'll have her chances against Vigdany or Camerin but you never know with Erika and the clay. Some suprising results and some bade losses.
Would be very nice to see her in a QF of a 100 K on clay.
Keep going. :bounce:

Curcubeu
Jul 21st, 2011, 07:54 PM
Interview with Erika at BCR Open:

Erika Sema – Fifth week in Europe



A presence that stood out on the Bucharest clay, the 22 year-old Japanese from Tokio achieved two victories, one in the singles and one in the doubles main draw, with Raluca Olaru. Thursday she flies back to the “Land of the Rising Sun”, with the thought of coming back to Romania next year.


How come you chose to come here at thousands of kilometers distance?

Well, it’s not exactly like that. It’s now five weeks since I have been in Europe: Wimbledon, four weeks in France, and after that I came here. So, not from very far away. Now, I’m going home.

But, still, why precisely BCR Open Romania?

Because it’s a $100.000 competition, so it’s major tournament. I haven’t been here before so I really wanted to come. An it was pretty interesting.

How do you find Bucharest?

I like it. People are so nice, but I didn’t go out, I only stayed in the hotel. And I liked the hotel. But it’s very hot, just like in Japan. But I came From france, where it was chilly, so it was difficult for me to adjust.

You were a few points away from entering the doubles semifinals, with Raluca Olaru...

We fought beautifully. But I think that we should have been more aggressive, to advance to the net more and, also, to play cross more.

How did you choose a Romanian as a partner and why Raluca?

Raluca…She is a nice girls and she plays well. I hope to play with her again. She came to me to ask me to enter the doubles draw together: we knew each other since we were juniors, we were about 17 and we kept in touch since then

-sugi-
Jul 23rd, 2011, 03:26 PM
Thanks for the interview :D

Unfortunately Erika lost in R2 to Camerin, but a nice week for her. I hope she has a well earned rest back home now before the US Open. :hug:

juki
Jul 23rd, 2011, 08:16 PM
Erika's not getting much of a rest, playing next week at 100k in China. She'll be a top seed in the weaker field so there is a chance at some BIG points if she is playing well, which it sounds like she was in Bucharest. Yurika will be their also :D

Phil=)
Aug 4th, 2011, 10:12 AM
Unfortunately she lost her 1st round in Bejing and misses a chance for some nice, big and easy points :( !
But her opponent Pavlovic already advanced to the QF's.
Better luck next time Erika ;)

juki
Aug 4th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Erika :hug: I'm not sure if she is playing again until US Open qualies (she might have a chance at a seed!!), hopefully she comes ready and with 100% to fight :)

juki
Aug 22nd, 2011, 09:46 PM
Erika is playing Sharon Fichman. Interesting matchup, both very consistent. I think Erika is the better grinder though, and she usually gets pumped up against opponents who grunt/scream/etc. The serve will probably be important.

Good luck Erika!!! :D

-sugi-
Aug 22nd, 2011, 10:35 PM
Good luck Erika. :hug:

Hopefully she can have a run similar to her sister in 2009.

martin white
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:34 AM
good luck Erika...get the win,some nice points on offer!:)

-sugi-
Aug 27th, 2011, 09:03 PM
I never posted my pictures from Erika's match against Vrljic at Wimbledon Quallies. Here they are, sorry about how late they are!
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Phil=)
Sep 1st, 2011, 08:02 PM
After her first round loss in Q of the US OPEN Erika is in the QF's of 25 K Tsukuba ;)

1st Round: (1)Erika Sema (JPN) d. Akiko Omae (JPN) 61 63
2nd Round: (1)Erika Sema (JPN) d. (Q)Peangtarn Plipuech (THA) 75 64

Keep going and win this tourney Erika ! :hearts:
QF's against Chin Wei Chan will be tougher though. ;)

Phil=)
Sep 7th, 2011, 05:24 PM
After losing in QF of Tsukuba to eventual finalist Chin-Wei Chan, Erika already won her 1st match in Noto ( another japanese 25 K ) ! But toughest opponent and winner of Tsukuba Nakamura will be her 2nd round opponent :o.
I hope she can fight it out... I have a bad feeling though :(

Here's the result of R1 :

(1)Erika Sema (JPN) d. Yue-Yue Hu (CHN) 61 64

Phil=)
Sep 13th, 2011, 07:00 PM
After losing her 2nd round last week in Noto she already won her 1st match at Ningbo ( 100 K ) without any problems :)

(5)Erika Sema (JPN) d. (Q)Lin Zhu (CHN) 62 60

Next opponent is Pliskova. She should beat her, too
Come On Erika make some nice points.:bounce:

Phil=)
Sep 14th, 2011, 01:09 PM
(5)Erika Sema (JPN) d. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 61 63 :hearts:

Great result and some nice points for the ranking :) ! GL against KCC in the QF's , will be tougher but not unbeatable.

juki
Sep 14th, 2011, 03:36 PM
Erika :)

Great that her form has come together for a big tournament! Good luck against KCC :yeah:

Phil=)
Sep 15th, 2011, 02:18 PM
(5)Erika Sema (JPN) d. (4)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) 75 16 75 :hearts::hearts:

What a way to reach the SF's in China :). Great fight and she has chances to reach the final, too . She will compete against a chines Qualifier.
Keep going Erika :worship:

ArturoAce.
Sep 15th, 2011, 09:34 PM
:rocker2:

Phil=)
Sep 16th, 2011, 02:00 PM
She reached the final by beating her opponent 6-2 6-3 :hearts::hearts:
All the best against Yakimova :)
Keep fighting and maybe you will win the tournament.:worship:

Phil=)
Sep 23rd, 2011, 02:14 PM
Erika just beat Eguchi in the QR1 of the Pan Pacific Open :worship:
She has a really good shot for the MD against doubles specialist Kops Jones who beat her sister Yurika easily :o

Phil=)
Sep 24th, 2011, 05:01 PM
She made it :hearts:. She fought her way to the MD with a hard fought win against Kops Jones :worship:
GL against Kirilenko now :)

-sugi-
Sep 24th, 2011, 11:25 PM
Great news. :D

Maria will surely be too tough, but it will be interesting nonetheless to see what Erika can do against her.

Phil=)
Oct 6th, 2011, 08:53 AM
She already reached the Semis of Kofu by beating her sister Yurika :hearts:
But seems like they aren't the greatest friends, no handshake :lol:

juki
Oct 6th, 2011, 06:34 PM
I'm waiting for either to update their blogs to see if we can get some info. I have no idea what was happening in that match :lol: They have hundreds of photos posing together all the time on their blogs, they really seemed like best friends before this match.

Playing Kai-Chen again now, hopefully another win :D

Phil=)
Oct 7th, 2011, 11:40 AM
Unfortunately she lost in another very close math against Chang :( .
Still a good tourney and she seems to be on track again ;).

Phil=)
Oct 8th, 2011, 08:59 AM
She doublebageled her opponent to reach QR2 in Osaka :hearts:
Her sister Yurika is the next opponent again:lol: , hopefully they'll be nicer to each other this time :spit:

Phil=)
Oct 9th, 2011, 09:28 AM
Osaka Q2: (1) Erika Sema def. Yurika Sema 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 :hearts:

She had 100 & of 1st serves in in the 2nd set so it seems like it way another high quality moonballing match by Erika to annoy the death out of her sister :lol:
FQR against Fujiwara to reach the MD. This will be a tough test, she lost to her earlier this year on grass ;)
Best of Luck :worship:

Phil=)
Oct 10th, 2011, 10:02 AM
She reached the MD :worship: ! A very good result against Fujiwara ( 6-3 6-4 ) :hearts::hearts:
GL against Minella in the MD, she'll have her chances.

juki
Oct 10th, 2011, 04:46 PM
Erika :rocker2:

Mandy is a decent match-up for Erika. Mandy can't hit past her, but she will try and be the dictator, and that's not really her game. There might be lots of longer, hard fought points in the match. I'm not getting my hopes up though. From her blog, Erika seems to be quite understandably tired from all the tennis lately. Hopefully she can find the energy to outlast Mandy from the baseline.

Phil=)
Oct 10th, 2011, 11:34 PM
Erika :rocker2:

Mandy is a decent match-up for Erika. Mandy can't hit past her, but she will try and be the dictator, and that's not really her game. There might be lots of longer, hard fought points in the match. I'm not getting my hopes up though. From her blog, Erika seems to be quite understandably tired from all the tennis lately. Hopefully she can find the energy to outlast Mandy from the baseline.

I'm curious about that match, too. I hope she gets at least some service games through so she doesn't have to try to break Mandy too often :lol:

juki
Oct 11th, 2011, 04:47 AM
She did it :sobbing:

And so convincingly! Next will be Cetkovska or Kimiko. Keep fighting Erika!

This will mean so much to her. She was never really considered a talented player, but worked so hard, and was so determined and now she's won a WTA main draw match (after having to qualify!). I hope this just motivates her even more for the future. Top-100 is possible!

Phil=)
Oct 11th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Great Erika :hearts: . Thats just awesome for her :worship:
She's such a good fighter and she's working so hard and it's so nice that it finally pays off :)
Keep going.

Phil=)
Oct 18th, 2011, 12:43 PM
(1)Erika Sema (JPN) d. Ayumi Oka (JPN) 61 64

Nice and solid win in R1 of Makinohara for her :worship: . Keep going and win the title Erika :hearts: ( It's on Carpet though :o )

Phil=)
Oct 19th, 2011, 01:09 PM
Second Round:
(1)Erika Sema (JPN) d. (Q)Yuka Mori (JPN) 63 61 :hearts:

Again a very solid result and next round against Ogi should be another clear match.
Keep going Erika :worship:

Phil=)
Oct 20th, 2011, 02:51 PM
(1)Erika Sema (JPN) d. Chinami Ogi (JPN) 62 61 :hearts::hearts:

Another straight and solid win in the QF's of Makinohara :). SF against Namigata will be tougher though :o
Good Luck Erika <3

Phil=)
Oct 21st, 2011, 11:43 AM
(1)Erika Sema (JPN) d. (4)Junri Namigata (JPN) 62 63 :hearts::hearts:
Really nice win :) ! She's playing against Pliskova in the finals. I'm confident that she'll beat her too :). It's very nice to see that Erika is doing so well, especially now when tons of points are coming off.

Ayumi Oka
Oct 21st, 2011, 07:10 PM
Erika will have a great 2012!!!!!

Phil=)
Oct 22nd, 2011, 09:31 AM
(2)Karolina Pliskova (CZE) d. (1)Erika Sema (JPN) 67(5) 62 60 :(
Unfortunately she lost the final against Pliskova. It was on japanese carpet so the loss is understandable ;).
Never the less it was a solid tourney and she won all the matches she should have won with ease.:worship:
She played a lot the last few weeks and it's nice to see her taking a week off next week :). Does somebody know what she plans to play next?

juki
Oct 22nd, 2011, 05:29 PM
Actually she isn't taking a week off at all, playing Australian 25ks the next two weeks :tape: She said on her blog she is packing to leave already.

I get she has these points to defend from last year, but she really doesn't need to play these. She should still easily be around 130 with these points off. She actually withdrew from Taiwan 100k+H, which she would have been seeded at, to play in Australia. She should have rested a week, then went to Taiwan in good form. Or she could have stayed in Japan for next weeks 25k, then gone to Taiwan. I'm not sure I get going to Australia just to play 25ks.

Oh well, hopefully Erika is energized for Australia, not many challenges in the draw.

Phil=)
Oct 22nd, 2011, 06:03 PM
Actually she isn't taking a week off at all, playing Australian 25ks the next two weeks :tape: She said on her blog she is packing to leave already.

I get she has these points to defend from last year, but she really doesn't need to play these. She should still easily be around 130 with these points off. She actually withdrew from Taiwan 100k+H, which she would have been seeded at, to play in Australia. She should have rested a week, then went to Taiwan in good form. Or she could have stayed in Japan for next weeks 25k, then gone to Taiwan. I'm not sure I get going to Australia just to play 25ks.

Oh well, hopefully Erika is energized for Australia, not many challenges in the draw.

:o I just overlooked the EL of the ITF in Japan next week and was glad that I didn't saw her and now she's playing Australia again?:o
She should have rested one week to play in Taipei. With winning 1 or 2 matches there she would have defended all of her points. I'm scared that she waistes her time in Australia now because she can only lose points and energy there...

martin white
Oct 23rd, 2011, 12:16 PM
great to see Erika in great form still!,im in adelaide south australia,about 1 and half hours to Pt Pirie where Erika will play a 25k,i would goo if a few more of my fave's were playing,no Junri,Natsumi,Chiaki...if i go i will keep u guys updated and try to get a pic with Erika,i saw her play 4,5 years ago she was in qualies i think.......these EL'S are pretty weak Erika should really dominate these events and defend her points and get some easy wins......

Phil=)
Oct 23rd, 2011, 12:22 PM
I'm jealous I'd definetly go and watch some tennis :).
If you'll go I wish you some nice tennis and a chance to get into talk with Erika :wavey:

martin white
Oct 23rd, 2011, 12:33 PM
I'm jealous I'd definetly go and watch some tennis :).
If you'll go I wish you some nice tennis and a chance to get into talk with Erika :wavey:

thanks Phil,i may go!will update if i go and see Erika play! these tournies are allways in the middle of nowhere,we had a 25k in Nurioopta but it was scrapped a few years ago,it was the closet to get too...:rolleyes:

Phil=)
Oct 23rd, 2011, 12:34 PM
thanks Phil,i may go!will update if i go and see Erika play! these tournies are allways in the middle of nowhere,we had a 25k in Nurioopta but it was scrapped a few years ago,it was the closet to get too...:rolleyes:

At least you have some nice tourneys there :). We have some in Gerany too but its nowhere near my home though :o

Phil=)
Oct 26th, 2011, 01:11 PM
(1)Erika Sema (JPN) d. (Q)Tyra Calderwood (AUS) 60 62 No problems at all for Erika in R1 of Port Pirie :hearts:
R2 against Murray shouldn't be anymore challenging either.

Phil=)
Oct 27th, 2011, 02:16 PM
(1)Erika Sema (JPN) def Samantha Murray (GBR) 6-1 7-5 Solid R2 win :hearts:
Adamczak in QF could be a first test.

Phil=)
Oct 28th, 2011, 01:20 PM
(1)Erika Sema (JPN) d. Monique Adamczak (AUS) 1-0 Ret.
Not the way you want to win a match but still happy that Erika is in the SF ;) :hug: and quick recovery to Monique though.
Toughest opponent of the tournament is now awaiting her in the SF. Good luck against Olivia Rogowska Erika :hearts:

martin white
Oct 30th, 2011, 11:04 AM
bad luck Erika,easy loss in sf abit of a suprise,still good tournie for her,good luck next week Erika,keep those points coming!:)i didn't get a chance to see Erika play or go to Pt Pirie,i had to work and expensive by bus,Mt Gambier is along way from Adelaide too..:(

Phil=)
Nov 3rd, 2011, 06:03 PM
Erika already reached the QF of Mount Gambier :) . She had to play 2 matches today because of rain delays and she seems very tired because she won them both in 3 sets. I wish her the best of luck against Peers but it won't be easy and a loss wouldn't be that bad ;)
Keep going Erika :hearts:

juki
Nov 9th, 2011, 01:49 PM
:unsure:

https://p.twimg.com/AduelQTCQAI-n3L.jpg

Phil=)
Nov 9th, 2011, 01:52 PM
Hilarious :lol: Especially the nose :spit:

Phil=)
Dec 30th, 2011, 11:42 AM
Erika Sema (JPN) v Alison Riske (USA)

Tough draw. GL in Auckland Erika :hearts:

Phil=)
Dec 30th, 2011, 11:38 PM
Erika has fought amazingly to tie the match against Riske 4-6 7-6 :hearts:

Sidenote: the match is played indoors because of rain so another big advantage for the american. ;)

Rising Sun
Feb 27th, 2012, 11:26 AM
Erika's on a 9-match losing streak :help:

martin white
May 2nd, 2012, 12:34 PM
:)Erika won her 1strd in Gifu 50k.,Sema d Luangnam 76 26 62..finally a win for Erika,good luck next round:)

King Of Tennis
May 23rd, 2012, 01:27 PM
Roland Garros:

QR1: Sema d. Cepelova 62 64 :bounce:

King Of Tennis
Jun 19th, 2012, 03:42 PM
Wimbledon Q

1R: E. Sema d. Moore 46 76 64 :bounce: :bounce:

juki
Jun 19th, 2012, 03:51 PM
Erika :D Great chance against Pavlovic next, although she's in good form. These 80 points from winning RG & Wimbledon Q matches have been much needed.

King Of Tennis
Jun 20th, 2012, 04:20 PM
Erika lost 06 46 :sad:


she was leading 41 in the second set

juki
Jul 7th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Erika beat Kristie Ahn in the 1st round of Stanford qualies, plays SaiSai next for a chance at MD. Won't be easy but it's an amazing chance to play a premier tournament. Let's go Erika!!!! :cheer:

Phil=)
Jul 7th, 2012, 10:21 PM
Erika beat Kristie Ahn in the 1st round of Stanford qualies, plays SaiSai next for a chance at MD. Won't be easy but it's an amazing chance to play a premier tournament. Let's go Erika!!!! :cheer:

Wow I didn't know she was playing :eek: GL :hearts:

juki
Jul 8th, 2012, 07:32 PM
Erika won 63 63 :woohoo:

Played so well, has really improved over the last year :eek:

Will either play Gibbs, Scheepers, or another Q in main draw. She has her chances!

Phil=)
Jul 8th, 2012, 08:17 PM
Thats awesome :hearts: . Really nice to see that she slowls finds her feet at the WTA-level after a quite bad start this year.

King Of Tennis
Jul 8th, 2012, 11:59 PM
She will play LL Alexa Glatch

juki
Jul 9th, 2012, 01:27 AM
Impossible to predict what will happen here. Alexa can be terrible or amazing, and Erika will be dealing with her nerves. It really can go either way. It would be so huge for Erika to win this one, to finally make her WTA breakthrough would give her so much confidence.

C'mon Erika :cheer:

King Of Tennis
Jul 10th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Sema d. Glatch 62 63 :bounce: :bounce:

juki
Jul 10th, 2012, 11:04 PM
Yes!! :woohoo:

Did anyone watch? I missed it :sad:

Phil=)
Jul 10th, 2012, 11:47 PM
What a great win :hearts:
How did she play?

King Of Tennis
Jul 13th, 2012, 10:03 AM
Erika lost 16 36 against Cibulkova!!

Rising Sun
Jan 2nd, 2013, 03:56 PM
According to her blog, Erika got married. :eek:

No info who her husband is though...

King Of Tennis
Feb 25th, 2013, 10:50 AM
Kuala Lumpur Quali:

1R: Sema d. Domachowska 62 64 :bounce:
QFR: Diyas vs Sema 63 21 rain delay

you can do it Erika :hearts:

martin white
Mar 21st, 2013, 09:39 AM
Erika into QF of 25k Ipswich!:)

martin white
May 22nd, 2013, 04:15 AM
FO qualies Erika vs Kurumi Nara:(:mad:,like both such a shame they had to meet 1strd,only 3 Japanese here and 2 draw each other:(

-sugi-
Jun 15th, 2013, 08:22 PM
Some of my pictures from what I saw of her match vs Strycova. She wasn't impressed with Ted Watts, the umpire and told him in the second game of the match that he needs to 'pay more attention.' It is always a lot of fun watching Erika play.

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http://imageshack.us/a/img812/2772/g5j2.jpg

juki
Jun 18th, 2013, 04:13 PM
So great seeing Erika beat Rodionova in a tough 3 set-match at Wimbledon. Really unexpected considering her rough form lately, and great that she could pull through in the end after losing MPs and failing to hold serve in some key games. :D

-sugi-
Jun 19th, 2013, 02:51 PM
R2 - Witthoeft def. Sema 4-6 6-1 6-4 :sad:

A wasted opportunity, but Erika has undoubtedly improved in leaps and bounds recently.

I was watching Erika's epic win yesterday and it was really quite something. Her positivity and unwillingness to be affected by Rodionova's gamesmanship wound her up more. After breaking in the final set, she pumped her fist directly at Rodionova at the change of ends. An MP was wasted at 5-3, then 5-4. She then had 3 more chances on the Rodionova serve at 6-5 and on her 4th, Rodionova's forehand hit the netcord, falling into Sema's court. On her fifth, and final match point she took it and was visibly elated, yet exhausted.

Quite a large crowd had gathered on the grassy bank to watch and they all seemed very taken by Erika and gave her a lot of support.

-sugi-
Jun 22nd, 2013, 10:32 AM
I was just reading Erika's blog over the past few days, from what I gather she has been ill and was quite depressed over her results in her US trip and at Nottingham.

However, the win over Rodionova has given her some confidence back and she is hoping to next participate at the 75k in China.

King Of Tennis
Aug 22nd, 2013, 10:01 AM
Us Open quali:

Sema d. Parra Santonja 63 46 60 :bounce:

now vs Brengle.. good luck ;)

-sugi-
Aug 22nd, 2013, 12:02 PM
Always great to see Erika get a win.

Brengle has been playing well of late, but hopefully Erika can trouble her.

-sugi-
Aug 23rd, 2013, 08:25 AM
Unfortunately Erika lost in two straight albeit tight sets.

Erika's form has been disappointing this summer, so she's done pretty well here at the US Open and got some important points for her ranking.

http://jta.c.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_253/jta/sema-d4cd3.jpg