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VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 3rd, 2011, 03:28 PM
Collector Swedish Women's Open
Bastad, Sweden
International - Clay

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Singles Main Draw
[1]Ruflina Taliamanosoko vs. Qualifier #1
Lindsay Galbraith vs. [6]Siri Cornetsson

[7][WC]Martine Kartincova vs. Alijah Pemovic
Samantha Soren vs. [3]Jennifer Casanova

[4]Harper Johnson vs. Yelena Pirilenko
Cornelia du Preez vs. [5][WC]Giuseppina Benedetti

[8]Athea Kane vs. Marteena Huubere
Qualifier #2 vs. [2]Luna-Willow Bartoli


Singles Qualifying Draw
[1]Hafdis Bjork Runarsdottir vs. BYE
Miranda Frost vs. [4]Sophie Voorleck

[2]Jessamine Minella vs. BYE
Alexandra Anastadis vs. [3]Yanet Mori-Tu


INFORMATION:

Doubles entry deadline Tuesday at 12:00 Noon EST

Send clay court points to me (VSFan1 aka Joshua L.) within 48 hours of doubles draw being posted

S-T-E-V-E
Jul 3rd, 2011, 03:42 PM
Ruflina Taliamanosoko and Jennifer Casanova for doubles :)

Ballbasher
Jul 3rd, 2011, 05:31 PM
Anybody still free to play Doubles? :) [Yanet Mori-Tu]

Savior
Jul 3rd, 2011, 06:38 PM
Cornetsson/Johnson for doubles. Harper will send. :)

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jul 3rd, 2011, 06:54 PM
Pirilenko/Soren

Håkon
Jul 3rd, 2011, 07:17 PM
Anybody still free to play Doubles? :) [Yanet Mori-Tu]

Sure :) Random Wimbledon semifinalist on hand :angel:

Mori-Tu/du Preez?

Håkon
Jul 3rd, 2011, 07:18 PM
[WC]Giuseppina Benedetti

Giusa on seeing the draw: 'You can not be serious'

AYUMI-GOAT
Jul 3rd, 2011, 09:33 PM
Needing a doubles partner..

Taz Warrior
Jul 3rd, 2011, 09:37 PM
Bartoli/Kartincova - Luna, your turn to send :kiss:

MandyRulz
Jul 3rd, 2011, 11:44 PM
Needing a doubles partner..

With Jessamine Minella?

AYUMI-GOAT
Jul 3rd, 2011, 11:52 PM
^ Okay..

twight6
Jul 4th, 2011, 03:26 AM
Raymond will play just doubles with Benedetti here, if she'd like! You can send. :)

Six Feet Under
Jul 4th, 2011, 03:38 AM
Anybody still free to play Doubles? :) [Yanet Mori-Tu]

Yanet! Welcome back :kiss:

Joseosu19
Jul 4th, 2011, 04:27 AM
Giusa on seeing the draw: 'You can not be serious'
Giusa on seeing the draw:

"Bring it, bitch." :devil:

Joseosu19
Jul 4th, 2011, 04:28 AM
Raymond will play just doubles with Benedetti here, if she'd like! You can send. :)
:worship:

Bieselke
Jul 4th, 2011, 06:14 AM
Anybody still searching for a doubles partner?

AYUMI-GOAT
Jul 4th, 2011, 06:15 AM
[7][WC]Martine Kartincova vs. Alijah Pemovic
:facepalm:

martinafan
Jul 4th, 2011, 12:17 PM
Anybody still searching for a doubles partner?

Marteena Huubere is looking for a doubles partner ;)

You can send points!

Bieselke
Jul 4th, 2011, 02:56 PM
Huubere/Anastidis it is :)

Ballbasher
Jul 4th, 2011, 03:43 PM
Sure :) Random Wimbledon semifinalist on hand :angel:

Mori-Tu/du Preez?
Confirmed! :yeah:
Yanet! Welcome back :kiss:
Luna! Great to see some familiar faces a year later. :inlove:

Drimal
Jul 4th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Thrilling times in Sweden

Whereas Siri Cornetsson is an established tennis player for years now on FWTT, her 24 year old sister Ronja is a promising Swedish author whose works are already bestsellers in Scandinavia. Born in a family of athlets with two siblings who are professional tennis players Siri (21) and Göran (27), Ronja Cornetsson combines in her thrillers crime and sport in a unique way. Her first masterpiece was Russian Pirouette about a mysterious murder on a figure skater in 2009, her second book Golf in Sheepskin treated scary events in a golf club in 2010 and now in 2011 she reveals her third thriller Broken in the Tiebreak dedicated to the tennis sport.

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Ronja Cornetsson is the new star among Swedish authors

We tried to find out the behinds in a very interesting interview prior to the Swedish Open in Bastad with Siri and Ronja. You could figure out the air de famille, while Siri's shoulder length hair is blonde, Ronja is a brunette, but they have the same brown eyes and the same sweet smile.


Q: When did you discover your writing skills Ronja?
Ronja: I think I was 13 at the time when I wrote my first adventure story. I showed it to my father and he thought I was really talented. So while my siblings were focusing on the tennis sport I dreamed of becoming an author. Writing is my spirit of life and I am really happy to be able to make a living out of it. First you have to find a good editor of course. There are many good authors out there and you need to find your own style and stand out from the mass.
Siri: Finding a good editor can be as nervebiting than finding a coach and sponsor in tennis. It needs time and patience ... and chance also.

Q: Thrillers are en vogue at the moment. Rare are those who combine crime and sport. What was your reason to go in that direction?
Ronja: I think it is a very fascinating subject. Sport is a big part of our society, many people are doing sport or are interested in sport events, idiolize famous athlets. It helps people forget about their daily worries. However this sport world isn't always as holy, let's mention the holligans in football stadiums. Rivalty can be put to extreme and stir hate. Athlets are also easy targets for stalkers especially in our facebook and twitter addicted world.
Siri: Only a few days ago I got a message on my facebook page about an anyonym person who wished me death. Thank god this was an exception.

Q: Did you got any inspirations from Siri for your third book?
Siri: I have begged her to write something about tennis but at first she was reluctant. :lol:
Ronja: Yes, I was hesitating at first. I thought I couldn't write as freely than over the previous subjects but soon after I started writing on it I realized that my doubts were wrong. Siri gave me a few hints for the story for sure, also a few characters in it - but don't want to tell too much now. :oh:
Siri: It is better not to.

Q: Can you briefly resume the story and why you have chosen the title Broken in the Tiebreak?
Ronja: As you can see in my previous works I like chosing titles which can have various meanings, playing with word games. Tiebreak is the most crual part of tennis - every shot counts and every mistake can be the mistake too much.
Siri: You need to be mentally focussed in tiebreaks, a problem which has bothered me during the past months. There is nothing which hurts more in a match than losing a close tiebreak. Tiebreaks are decided in the head.
Ronja: Let's make a step backwards to the aforementionned stalkers. A stalker's aim is to take total control over his victim - to control its minds, its emotions, its acts. At the end the victim is mentally broken, the result of psycho terror. It is what happens to the young tennis player which I've chosen as main character in my book after numerous anonymous phone calls, anonymous letters, scary pursuits in the darkness.

Q: Where does the story takes place?
Ronja: There is no better place than Wimbledon. This glamorous tournament with the long tradition which writes Gentlemen and Ladies in its schedule is the ideal place to shock with an unexpected storyline. In fact the beginning of the story is rather calm and only soon by soon it becomes darker and darker. I've always liked the technique of Alfred Hitchkock in his movies like in The Birds for instance - calm beginning and scary ending.
Siri: It's like my first round match in Wimbledon with a calm beginning and a scary ending.

Q: Siri did you already read the book?
Siri: Of course, I was reading the final edition during those loong days at Wimbledon when I was already out of singles and had to wait ages before I could finally play my first doubles match. We have dicussed the book alot during the past months though and I've always seen pieces of it and given a few hints here and there. I have already written a few short stories and poems in my life too but I would say I'm as much an author as Ronja can play tennis.

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Siri Cornetsson is the best ranked Swedish player on FWTT.


Q: This means Ronja can play tennis too I guess?
Ronja: I play tennis in my free time but I'm more like a club player. I've played a few matches for fun against Siri but all were pretty one sided as you can guess.
Siri: You weren't that bad at all, you have a nice touch at the net.

Q: Will you be present in Bastad cheering for Siri?
Ronja: Of course I will be. I was present during whole Roland Garros and whole Wimbledon too. It's about the only three tournaments I can follow her live though as I have a busy private life too, being married since two years. I don't miss any of her matches on TV though. It's the fate of having siblings who are professional athlets, with Göran it is the same too.
Siri: Thus it is something special to play at home. There is also Fed Cup when we have home advantage.
Ronja: Oh yes, I witnessed for instance the encounter in Malmö in February against Botswana, a victory from 0:2 down and decided in a close tiebreak. Those were thrilling times in Sweden.

Q: One last question to Siri. What are your aims for Bastad?
Siri: I was afraid of this question. I don't want to put myself under pressure. Let's say I hope I won't be broken in a tiebreak. :oh:

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The cover of the new thriller which will come out next week.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 5th, 2011, 06:56 PM
Doubles Draw
[1]Casanova/Taliamanosoko vs. du Preez/Mori-Tu
Anastadis/Huubere vs. [4]Pirilenko/Soren

[3]Bartoli/Kartincova vs. G. Benedetti/Raymond
Minella/Pemovic vs. [2]Cornetsson/Johnson

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 7th, 2011, 11:08 PM
Schedule of Events
Thursday-Qualifying 1r; Qualifying Round; Singles 1r
Friday-Singles QF and Doubles 1r
Saturday-Singles and Doubles SF
Sunday-Singles and Doubles F

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 7th, 2011, 11:09 PM
Qualifying Results, First Round
Miranda Frost def. [4]Sophie Voorleck 6/3, 7/6(6)
[3]Yanet Mori-Tu def. Alexandra Anastadis 6/4, 7/6(6)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 7th, 2011, 11:09 PM
Qualifying Results, Qualifying Round
Miranda Frost def. [1]Hafdis Bjork Runarsdottir 6/3, 7/6(6)
[2]Jessamine Minella def. [3]Yanet Mori-Tu 4/6, 7/6(2), 7/5

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 7th, 2011, 11:10 PM
[LL]Yanet Mori-Tu replaces [5][WC]Giuseppina Benedetti

[LL]Alexandra Anastadis replaces [8]Athea Kane

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 7th, 2011, 11:14 PM
Singles Results, First Round

[Q]Miranda Frost def. [1]Ruflina Taliamanosoko 6/4, 0/6, 7/5
Wow - this is the biggest upset in quite some time. The junior had to qualify and then face legend Ruflina and upsets her in her home event of Bastad. The crowd was crazy.

[6]Siri Cornetsson def. Lindsay Galbraith 7/5, 6/1
Siri stopped the ironwoman in two sets to please the crowd and sets up an all Swede quarterfinal.

Alijah Pemovic def. [7][WC]Martine Kartincova 7/5, 5/7, 7/6(4)
Alijah fought to the end for this match and showed some great net skills.

Samantha Soren def. [3]Jennifer Casanova 6/4, 7/5
Sam has been very consistent lately, defeating another top 10 player to move to another quarterfinal.

Yelena Pirilenko def. [4]Harper Johnson 1/6, 6/1, 7/6(4)
Another seed falls as Yelena upsets Harper in a third set tiebreaker.

Cornelia du Preez def. [LL]Yanet Mori-Tu 7/6(1), 3/6, 6/3
Coco edges out the returning Yanet for a spot in the quarterfinals.

Marteena Huubere def. [LL]Alexandra Anastadis 7/5, 4/6, 7/5
The Aussie takes out the Greek who had a second chance and succumbed to the FWTT legend.

[2]Luna-Willow Bartoli def. [Q]Jessamine Minella 7/5, 5/7, 7/6(3)
Luna needs some good events to stay in the top 10 and gets a good win over qualifier Jessamine.

AYUMI-GOAT
Jul 7th, 2011, 11:35 PM
Alijah :hearts:

martinafan
Jul 8th, 2011, 01:27 AM
Marteena finally wins a match! :bounce:

Alexandra :hug:

Joseosu19
Jul 8th, 2011, 01:56 AM
Questions are swirling around the tour about Giuseppina Benedetti's mysterious withdrawl from a tournament in Bastad. One source said that the Italian was admitted in to a hospital late last night...

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jul 8th, 2011, 02:16 AM
Stepping out of the shadows
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With her Wilson racquet in her hand and a smile on her face, Samantha Soren walked out of the shadows and onto the court for her first round match of the Swedish Open in Bastad.
Coming off of a highly successful grass court season, Soren digs her feet back into the clay while hoping her tennis can transcend all surfaces.
It looked like it might as she swept away the tournament's 3rd seed Jennifer Casanova in straight sets 6-4 7-5 in just under 2 hours.
"I just got off of the plane on Sunday with almost no rest. Thankfully Bastad doesn't start until Thursday so I could gather my brain and energy back from Wimbledon and I was able to play a good match today."
In the quarter finals, the Canadian plays Alijah Pemovic.

Bieselke
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:07 AM
Terrible :(

S-T-E-V-E
Jul 8th, 2011, 08:06 AM
Just really stupid Jennifer, congrats to Sam, but I really had no brain to send in these points for this week! :sad:
Ruffy :sad:
Harper :sad:

lemonwilly
Jul 8th, 2011, 12:49 PM
They not gave WC for Mia :eek: now I know why we don't play here.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 8th, 2011, 01:03 PM
I forget if you aren't on the entry lists. :eek:

burn
Jul 8th, 2011, 01:20 PM
Miranda :worship: :hearts:
Incredible :woohoo:

Ruffy, Yanet, Anastasia :hug:
Luna :yeah:

Drimal
Jul 8th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Incredible stuff from Miranda. :bowdown:

Now a matchup between Siri and Miranda. :eek:

Drimal
Jul 8th, 2011, 06:20 PM
The cinderella run from Miranda Frost

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Miranda Frost was on fire in her first senior main draw match

If you wanted to make the big money you had to bet on Swedish junior Miranda Frost with betting odds 25,00. The 15 year old junior player from Stockholm who bravely fought her way through qualifying with impressive wins over Sophie Voorlek and Hafdis Runarsdottir played her first ever senior main draw against nobody less than former number 1 Ruflina Taliamanosoko herself.

After 2 hours 35 minutes of overwhelming tennis Miranda Frost realized one of the biggest surprises of the year 2011 by defeating Ruflina Taliamanosoko and advancing to the quarterfinals where a certain Siri Cornetsson is awaiting.

Miranda Frost was still out of breath after the match: "I feel like in a fairytale really. I was really thrilled to play my first match against one of the top stars of the tour in front of my home crowd. I wanted to give them a great match. Soon after breaking Ruflina Taliamanosoko in first set for 3:0 I realized that I had a chance in this match. During second set I felt a bit nervous and prefered saving energy for third set also. In third set I have found back to my level of first set. I want to thank the crowd who was cheering so hard for me. I had goose pumps by that atmosphere."

Meanwhile Siri Cornetsson stopped her losing streak by defeating Lindsay Galbraith 7:5 6:1, her first victory since Strasbourg. She will now face the impressive Swedish junior in the quarterfinals for an all Swede matchup.
"I have to say that I'm really impressed by Miranda Frost's victory. She has a great game for such a young age, her serve and her forehand are really dangerous. She is still a raw diamond and it's great news for Swedish tennis. As for me I'm certainly warned for my next match. It will also be special that the crowd might even cheer more for Miranda in that match given the circumstances. "

Miranda Frost hopes to continue her cinderella run: "If I keep playing against Siri like in my first round I certainly have a chance there too. I hope the atmosphere will be as fantastic again."

lemonwilly
Jul 8th, 2011, 08:45 PM
I forget if you aren't on the entry lists. :eek:

Mia was on entry list ;)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 9th, 2011, 12:49 AM
Mia was on entry list ;)
Then I suck :(

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 9th, 2011, 12:53 AM
Singles Results, Quarterfinals

[6]Siri Cornetsson def. [Q]Miranda Frost 7/6(5), 6/0
The Junior Swede held her own in the first set and then fell to her idol in a fun match for the crowd in Bastad.

Alijah Pemovic def. Samantha Soren 7/6(4), 4/6, 6/3
Aljiah had a decent win over Samantha today who has been playing like a superstar.

Cornelia du Preez def. Yelena Pirilenko 6/4, 2/6, 7/5
These perennial top 20-ers faced off for a semifinal spot with Coco coming out the winner.

Marteena Huubere def. [2]Luna-Willow Bartoli 7/6(3), 4/6, 7/5
Marteena is a tough player in any round and Luna couldn't overcome her experience today.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 9th, 2011, 12:53 AM
Doubles Results, First Round
du Preez/Mori-Tu def. [1]Casanova/Taliamanosoko 6/3, 1/6, 7/5
Anastadis/Huubere def. [4]Pirilenko/Soren 7/6(4), 2/6, 6/3

[3]Bartoli/Kartincova def. G. Benedetti/Raymond 6/3, 7/6(0)
[2]Cornetsson/Johnson def. Minella/Pemovic 6/2, 2/6, 7/6(4)

martinafan
Jul 9th, 2011, 12:59 AM
marteena :bounce:

AYUMI-GOAT
Jul 9th, 2011, 01:04 AM
Alijah :eek: Samantha :hug:

I guess the pregnancy is helping her play? :spit:

burn
Jul 9th, 2011, 07:16 AM
Coco :yeah: - win the title! :hearts:
Coco/Yanet in doubles :inlove: - big fan of this doubles team!!! :inlove:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 9th, 2011, 07:21 PM
Singles Results, Semifinals

[6]Siri Cornetsson def. Alijah Pemovic 7/6(5), 6/3
Siri pleases the home crowd again with a great win over Alijah and now moves to the finals.

Marteena Huubere def. Cornelia du Preez 5/7, 7/6(1), 7/6(4)
With this hard fought win by Marteena, we have a classic veteran finale on store for tomorrow.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 9th, 2011, 07:22 PM
Doubles Results, Semifinasl

du Preez/Mori-Tu def. Anastadis/Huubere 4/6, 7/6(0), 7/5
Coco and Yanet follow up their amazing upset from yesterday with a good win today.

[3]Bartoli/Kartincova def. [2]Cornetsson/Johnson 4/6, 7/6(3), 7/5
Siri and Harper can't win the doubles crown for their fans in Bastad but Luna and Martine will try tomorrow.

Drimal
Jul 9th, 2011, 08:32 PM
Win it all Siri! :hearts:

martinafan
Jul 9th, 2011, 11:03 PM
Marteena :bounce: First final for a while......fingers crossed she can go all the way.

Siri is looking tough though.......i'm thinking the first set is the critical one as Siri is doing so well in the second set of each match.


Alexandra/Marteena :sad: Thanks for playing with me! :hearts:

Ballbasher
Jul 10th, 2011, 01:27 AM
Coco/Yanet :yeah: :inlove: Thanks for playing!! :hearts:
Fourth Doubles final :)

AYUMI-GOAT
Jul 10th, 2011, 03:49 AM
Alijah :(

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 10th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Singles Results, Finals

[6]Siri Cornetsson def. Marteena Huubere 7/5, 6/2
Siri cruised to the title against Marteena today with extreme support from the crowd.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 10th, 2011, 08:01 PM
Doubles Results, Finals

du Preez/Mori-Tu def. [3]Bartoli/Kartincova 7/6(4), 7/6(6)
Yanet's return to the tour is successful with doubles and she and Coco knock off the third seeds.

Håkon
Jul 10th, 2011, 08:59 PM
Stellar work :) First doubles title!

:hug: Luna, Martine

Ballbasher
Jul 11th, 2011, 01:20 AM
Yay! :D Great tournament.
Luna/Martine. :hug:

Savior
Jul 11th, 2011, 02:11 AM
Go, Siri! :)

Drimal
Jul 11th, 2011, 12:15 PM
Siri Cornetsson crowns successful week with home title

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Siri Cornetsson stormed through the field of home tournament Bastad without a set loss to her first title of 2011. In the final Siri Cornetsson defeated Marteena Huubere with 7:5 6:2 in similar fashion to the previous rounds, closer first set and straight second set, showing a good concentration in the crucial moments of the match.

Siri Cornetsson who came to Bastad after a five match losing streak seemed to be ready for redemption for all the struggle of the past weeks and showed glimpses of her former form in front of her home crowd who was enthusiastically supporting the best ranked Swedish player throughout the whole week. Under the eyes of sister Ronja, the author of Broken in the Tiebreak, and her brother and mixed doubles partner Göran, Siri Cornetsson converted her second match point for her seventh singles title of her career.

Siri in her winner speech: "It's such a nice feeling to win my home title here in Bastad in front of my family, my friends and all my supporters. Thank you so much for the great support this week. I have always enjoyed playing in Sweden and performed well here. I will take some nice moments from this week and hope to continue this performance for the upcoming events. Credits also to Marteena Huubere for making the final and playing a good tournament."

Whereas her sister Ronja releases her third thriller this Monday in Sweden, Siri travels to Palermo in search of ranking points. The story goes on.

burn
Jul 13th, 2011, 06:36 AM
Congrats Siri :yeah:

Coco/Yanet :inlove: