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Shafanovic.
Feb 20th, 2011, 04:14 AM
Qatar Ladies Open

http://www.qatartennis.org/files/news/original/Qatar_Ladies_Open_Poster.jpg

Entry List

1. Laura Robson
2. Maria Sharapova
3. Victoria Azarenka
4. Sabine Lisicki
5. Jarmila Groth
6. Ana Ivanovic
7. Jelena Jankovic
8. Dinara Safina
9. Bojana Jovanovski
10. Andrea Petkovic
11. Polona Hercog
12. Anne Keothavong
13. Maria Kirilenko
14. Na Li (PC)
15. Petra Kvitova (PC)
16. Yanina Wickmayer (PC) - withdrew
16. Serena Williams [WC]



Draw

Ana Ivanovic vs Serena Williams [WC]
Polona Hercog vs Maria Kirilenko
Jarmila Groth vs Na Li [PC]
Laura Robson vs Sabine Lisicki

Bojana Jovanovski vs Petra Kvitova [PC]
Andrea Petkovic vs Jelena Jankovic
Anne Keothavong vs Victoria Azarenka
Dinara Safina vs Maria Sharapova

Shafanovic.
Feb 20th, 2011, 04:15 AM
Day 1 Order of Play
Centre Court
Andrea Petkovic vs Jelena Jankovic
Anne Keothavong vs Victoria Azarenka
Laura Robson vs Sabine Lisicki

Centre Court - Night session
Ana Ivanovic vs Serena Williams [WC]
Dinara Safina vs Maria Sharapova

Court 1
Bojana Jovanovski vs Petra Kvitova [PC]
Polona Hercog vs Maria Kirilenko
Jarmila Groth vs Na Li [PC]

Ralph214
Feb 20th, 2011, 05:51 AM
If we have to commit, Jelena Jankovic is in :)

claypova
Feb 20th, 2011, 06:44 AM
you dont have to commit, you already have in the other thread :sobbing:

Shafanovic.
Feb 20th, 2011, 06:44 AM
:lol:

Shafanovic.
Feb 20th, 2011, 06:45 AM
Better Nick?

claypova
Feb 20th, 2011, 06:46 AM
yes :sobbing: although I do prefer it to be Left or Right? Tour just saying

Ralph214
Feb 20th, 2011, 07:34 AM
There's something terribly wrong with me today. :smash:

Sharapovian
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:27 PM
I'll send points once the exhibiton is over ;)

Kəv.
Feb 21st, 2011, 08:24 AM
Whens the deadline to send?

Shafanovic.
Feb 21st, 2011, 08:04 PM
Probably about Wednesday. :)

Sharapovian
Feb 21st, 2011, 08:15 PM
I'll send them today - forgot to yesterday :sobbing:

Sharapovian
Feb 21st, 2011, 08:39 PM
Points sent, should have took more time on them but oh well :unsure:

Will there be doubles?

claypova
Feb 21st, 2011, 08:45 PM
doubles only in P5+ tournaments ;)

claypova
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:29 PM
Serena in as WC, Wickmayer out ;)

Sharapovian
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:40 PM
doubles only in P5+ tournaments ;)

Oh ;)

Serena in as WC, Wickmayer out ;)
And I was getting excited about playing a PC, now I have to play a real player :sobbing:

Kylealex919
Feb 22nd, 2011, 01:46 AM
question, do we get some sort of bonus if we write articles for this game?

claypova
Feb 22nd, 2011, 01:52 AM
yes :o:p

Kylealex919
Feb 22nd, 2011, 01:53 AM
^now i'm intrigued, what would these bonuses entail?

claypova
Feb 22nd, 2011, 01:57 AM
depends, winning certain coin tosses in a row, having extra points in tiebreak, having extra numbers like 30s, etc :p

artiles belong in the off-court fun thread btw ;)

Shafanovic.
Feb 22nd, 2011, 06:48 AM
There is no coin toss involved :confused:

You probably get an extra 36 or like an X instead of L or R

Shafanovic.
Feb 22nd, 2011, 06:56 AM
Day 1 Order of Play
Centre Court
Andrea Petkovic vs Jelena Jankovic
Anne Keothavong vs Victoria Azarenka
Laura Robson vs Sabine Lisicki

Centre Court - Night session
Ana Ivanovic vs Serena Williams [WC]
Dinara Safina vs Maria Sharapova

Court 1
Bojana Jovanovski vs Petra Kvitova [PC]
Polona Hercog vs Maria Kirilenko
Jarmila Groth vs Na Li [PC]

Kəv.
Feb 22nd, 2011, 09:46 AM
Ahh i havent send :rolleyes:

Kəv.
Feb 22nd, 2011, 09:46 AM
Can you just use my Exo points :)

Shafanovic.
Feb 22nd, 2011, 09:06 PM
You can still send. I start tonight. :)

But if not I'll use your exho points.

Kəv.
Feb 23rd, 2011, 03:48 AM
Yes im happy with my exo points :)

Shafanovic.
Feb 23rd, 2011, 01:27 PM
Start tomorrow morning :)

Bojana hasn't sent yet. If she doesn't send by tomorrow, she'll be replaced by a PC.

Ralph214
Feb 24th, 2011, 05:31 AM
Go Jelena! When do we start? :yippee: :banana: :rocker:

Shafanovic.
Feb 24th, 2011, 06:26 AM
I'm going to start counting now. Good luck guys :)

Shafanovic.
Feb 24th, 2011, 06:51 AM
Day 1 Order of Play
Centre Court
Andrea Petkovic vs Jelena Jankovic
Anne Keothavong vs Victoria Azarenka
Laura Robson vs Sabine Lisicki

Centre Court - Night session
Ana Ivanovic vs Serena Williams [WC]
Dinara Safina vs Maria Sharapova

Court 1
Maria Kirilenko vs Petra Kvitova [PC]
Polona Hercog vs Yanina Wickmayer [PC/LL]
Jarmila Groth vs Na Li [PC]


*slight adjustments because Blowjana didn't send.

Shafanovic.
Feb 24th, 2011, 07:04 AM
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Round of 16

Centre Court - Day Session

Andrea Petkovic [GER] vs. Jelena Jankovic [SRB]




























http://www.backpagelead.com.au/images/stories/tennis/Andrea-Petkovic.jpg


Andrea Petkovic [GER] def. Jelena Jankovic [SRB]
2-6 6-1 6-4

Jankovic got off to a flying start in the first set but then let her concentration down in the last 2 sets.

Well done Andrea

Shafanovic.
Feb 24th, 2011, 07:07 AM
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Round of 16

Court 1

Maria Kirilenko [RUS] vs. Petra Kvitova [CZE/PC]




























http://www.mariakirilenko.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Kirilenko-AO-170110-3.jpg


Maria Kirilenko [RUS] def. Petra Kvitova [CZE/PC]
6-2 3-6 6-2

Kirilenko wasn't even in the match in the second set, but somehow managed 3 games still. Routine first and third sets :yeah:

Shafanovic.
Feb 24th, 2011, 07:09 AM
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Round of 16

Centre Court - Day Session

Anne Keothavong [GBR] vs. Victoria Azarenka [BLR]




























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Anne Keothavong [GBR] def. Victoria Azarenka [BLR]
7-6[4] 7-6[4]

2 tough sets that were won by the British player. 7-4 in both tiebreaks. Just a bad day in the office for Azarenka. Good luck next week :sad:

Shafanovic.
Feb 24th, 2011, 07:13 AM
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Round of 16

Court 1

Polona Hercog [SLO] vs. Yanina Wickmayer [BEL/PC/LL]




























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Polona Hercog [SLO] vs. Yanina Wickmayer [BEL/PC/LL]
6-1 6-2

Yanina's leg still hurts apparently :rolleyes: Bitchy handshake :drool:

Shafanovic.
Feb 24th, 2011, 07:15 AM
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Round of 16

Centre Court - Day Session

Laura Robson [GBR] vs. Sabine Lisicki [GER]




























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Sabine Lisicki [GER] def. Laura Robson [GBR]
6-4 6-7[5] 7-6[2]

Quality match from both girls. Both had match points in the match but Sabine completely dominated that last tiebreak after being 0-2 down.

She hit 11 aces :yeah:

Shafanovic.
Feb 24th, 2011, 07:17 AM
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Round of 16

Court 1

Jarmila Groth [AUS] vs. Na Li [CHN/PC]




























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Jarmila Groth [AUS] def. Na Li [CHN/PC]
6-2 6-4

Very well done from Groth, dismissing the hardest PC 2 and 4.

Good luck next round :yeah:

Shafanovic.
Feb 24th, 2011, 07:20 AM
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Round of 16

Centre Court - Night Session

Ana Ivanovic [SRB] vs. Serena Williams [USA/WC]




























http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2010/07/04/1225887/588547-serena-willaims.jpg


Serena Williams [USA/WC] def. Ana Ivanovic [SRB]
6-4 7-6[4]

Serena's first match on the tour and she wins it in style, taking out the always dangerous Serbian. ;)

Shafanovic.
Feb 24th, 2011, 07:22 AM
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Round of 16

Centre Court - Night Session

Dinara Safina [RUS] vs. Maria Sharapova [RUS]




























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Maria Sharapova [RUS] def. Dinara Safina [RUS]
6-3 2-6 6-4

Sharapova keeps up her good form and takes out fellow Russian, Safina, 6-4 in the third set. Had a wobble in the second set, but kept her composure in the third.

Shafanovic.
Feb 24th, 2011, 07:24 AM
Day 1 Results

Centre Court
Andrea Petkovic [GER] def. Jelena Jankovic [SRB] 2-6 6-1 6-4
Anne Keothavong [GBR] def. Victoria Azarenka 7-6[4] 7-6[4]
Sabine Lisicki [GER] def. Laura Robson [GBR] 6-4 6-7[5] 7-6[2]
[B]
Centre Court - Night session
Serena Williams [USA/WC] def. Ana Ivanovic [SRB] 6-4 7-6[4]
Maria Sharapova [RUS] def. Dinara Safina [RUS] 6-3 2-6 6-4

Court 1
Maria Kirilenko [RUS] def. Petra Kvitova [CZE/PC] 6-2 3-6 6-2
Polona Hercog [SLO] def. Yanina Wickmayer [BEL/PC/LL] 6-1 6-2
Jarmila Groth [AUS] def. Na Li [CHN/PC] 6-2 6-4

Shafanovic.
Feb 24th, 2011, 07:29 AM
Updated Draw

Serena Williams [USA/WC] vs. Polona Hercog [SLO]
Jarmila Groth [AUS] vs Sabine Lisicki [GER]
Maria Kirilenko [RUS] vs Andrea Petkovic [GER]
Anne Keothavong [GBR] vs Maria Sharapova [RUS]

Kəv.
Feb 24th, 2011, 08:43 AM
Jarka :cheer:

champion88
Feb 24th, 2011, 12:55 PM
Serena :D

Sharapovian
Feb 24th, 2011, 01:56 PM
Masha :)

Dinara :hug:

Mary Cherry.
Feb 24th, 2011, 06:25 PM
For slut's sake :sobbing:

Broseghini
Feb 24th, 2011, 08:22 PM
Kiri :cheer:

Shafanovic.
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:28 AM
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Quarterfinals

Serena Williams [USA/WC] vs. Polona Hercog [SLO]




























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Polona Hercog [SLO] def. Serena Williams [USA/WC]
6-0 5-7 7-6[5]

Serena came back so strongly in the second set only to lose the third set in a tiebreaker. She was 0-6 0-3 down but won that second set 7-5.
Bad luck Serena :sad:

Congrats to Polona for regrouping :worship:

Shafanovic.
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:31 AM
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Quarterfinals

Jarmila Groth [AUS] vs. Sabine Lisicki [GER]




























http://www.ontennis.com/files/images/sabine-lisicki-2510.jpg

Sabine Lisicki [GER] def. Jarmila Groth [AUS]
6-4 5-7 7-6[10]

Another match that went the distance and went to a tiebreak in the deciding set.
Both of them played SOOO well but Sabine hit 17 aces today and her serve saved her and won her the match.

Bad luck Jarka :hug:

Shafanovic.
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:33 AM
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Quarterfinals

Maria Kirilenko [RUS] vs. Andrea Petkovic [GER]




























http://www.virginmedia.com/images/maria-kirilenko.jpg

Maria Kirilenko [RUS] def. Andrea Petkovic [GER]
6-1 1-6 6-2

The whole match was on Kirilenko's racket. She was playing great in the first and last set but was hitting error after error in the second set.

Shafanovic.
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:36 AM
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Quarterfinals

Anne Keothavong [GBR] vs. Maria Sharapova [RUS]




























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Maria Sharapova [RUS] def. Anne Keothavong [GBR]
6-3 1-6 6-4

Sharapova continues her great form. Sorry Anne :hug:
The second set didn't bother Maria at all. Good fight from Anne though.

Shafanovic.
Feb 25th, 2011, 02:38 AM
Quarterfinals results

Polona Hercog [SLO] def. Serena Williams [USA/WC] 6-0 5-7 7-6[5]
Sabine Lisicki [GER] def. Jarmila Groth [AUS] 6-4 5-7 7-6[10]
Maria Kirilenko [RUS] def. Andrea Petkovic [GER] 6-1 1-6 6-2
Maria Sharapova [RUS] def. Anne Keothavong [GBR] 6-3 1-6 6-4

Updated Draw

Polona Hercog [SLO] vs Sabine Lisicki [GER]
Maria Kirilenko [RUS] vs Maria Sharapova [RUS]

Kəv.
Feb 25th, 2011, 04:14 AM
Jarka :(

champion88
Feb 25th, 2011, 06:58 AM
Unlucky Serena! :(

Sharapovian
Feb 25th, 2011, 08:10 AM
Maria :cheer:
Anne :hug:

claypova
Feb 25th, 2011, 09:30 AM
big masha vs lil masha :inlove:

Shafanovic.
Feb 26th, 2011, 01:03 AM
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Semifinals

Polona Hercog [SLO] vs. Sabine Lisicki [GER]





























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Sabine Lisicki [GER] def. Polona Hercog [SLO]
7-5 6-1

Tough first set but totally dominant from the German in the second set. Deserves the win and faces one of the Marias in the finals.

Good week Polona :yeah:

Shafanovic.
Feb 26th, 2011, 01:05 AM
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Semifinals

Maria Kirilenko [RUS] vs. Maria Sharapova [RUS]





























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Maria Kirilenko [RUS] def. Maria Sharapova [RUS]
5-7 6-4 6-3

Good match girls :yeah:

Congrats Kiri for making the final.

Bad luck Maria :sad:

Shafanovic.
Feb 26th, 2011, 01:07 AM
Semifinals results

Sabine Lisicki [GER] def. Polona Hercog [SLO] 7-5 6-1
Maria Kirilenko [RUS] def. Maria Sharapova [RUS] 5-7 6-4 6-3

Updated Draw

Sabine Lisicki [GER] vs Maria Kirilenko [RUS]

Kəv.
Feb 26th, 2011, 01:22 AM
Semifinals results

Sabine Lisicki [GER] def. Polona Hercog [SLO] 7-5 6-1
Maria Kirilenko [RUS] def. Maria Sharapova [RUS] 5-7 6-4 6-3

Updated Draw

Polona Hercog [SLO] vs Maria Kirilenko [RUS]


:lol:

Shafanovic.
Feb 26th, 2011, 01:44 AM
:secret: That never happened. ;)

Sharapovian
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:36 AM
Congrats Kiri!!

Shafanovic.
Feb 26th, 2011, 10:50 PM
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Finals

Sabine Lisicki [GER] vs. Maria Kirilenko [RUS]




























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Maria Kirilenko [RUS] leads Sabine Lisicki [GER]
6-3

Good set from the Russian. Takes the lead and is one set away from the title. :)

Shafanovic.
Feb 26th, 2011, 10:53 PM
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Finals

Maria Kirilenko [RUS] leads Sabine Lisicki [GER] 6-3




























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Sabine Lisicki [GER] is tied with Maria Kirilenko [RUS] 3-6 6-2

Almost flawless set from Sabine. Hitting aces in all 4 corners. Final set will decide the winner of this tournament and the first world number one in the LoRT

Shafanovic.
Feb 26th, 2011, 10:56 PM
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Finals

Sabine Lisicki [GER] is tied with Maria Kirilenko [RUS] 3-6 6-2




























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Sabine Lisicki [GER] def. Maria Kirilenko [RUS]
3-6 6-2 7-6[9]

What a third set. Took it to the tiebreak and it was SOOO close. There was only a difference of like 7 points in the tiebreak (IIRC) :eek:

Great match girls. Bad luck for Maria :hug:

Congratulations to Sabine Lisicki for winning the title and claiming the first number 1 spot :yeah:

Pops Maellard
Feb 27th, 2011, 04:06 AM
OMG why didn't someone remind me this was starting? :rolleyes:

When's KL?

Kəv.
Feb 27th, 2011, 04:14 AM
^^ They PMed me like 1000 times.

claypova
Feb 27th, 2011, 06:39 AM
OMG why didn't someone remind me this was starting? :rolleyes:

When's KL?

:facepalm: we sent billions of PMs :tape:

KL thread is up! so start sending points to chris!

Pops Maellard
Feb 27th, 2011, 10:55 AM
:facepalm: we sent billions of PMs :tape:

KL thread is up! so start sending points to chris!
I never got any PM. :p

I sent points now just to be safe. :p

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 5th, 2011, 08:21 AM
Sabine :woohoo: