View Full Version : Ula's Asian journey: Tashkent, Guangzhou, Tokyo (Q), Beijing (Q)

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 9th, 2011, 09:52 PM
Waiting for Tashkent MD. :)

Sep 9th, 2011, 09:59 PM
Go Ula :)

Sep 9th, 2011, 10:31 PM
Go Ula :)

Sep 10th, 2011, 02:13 PM
(1)Ksenia Pervak (RUS) v Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)
(wc)Sabina Sharipova (UZB) v Qualifier
Zuzana Kucova (SVK) v Qualifier
(wc)Nigina Abduraimova (UZB) v (5)Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)

(3)Pauline Parmentier (FRA) v Eleni Daniilidou (GRE)
Misaki Doi (JPN) v Mandy Minella (LUX)
Qualifier v Urszula Radwanska (POL)
Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) v (8)Aravane Rezai (FRA)

(7)Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) v Iryna Bremond (FRA)
Junri Namigata (JPN) v Eva Birnerova (CZE)
Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) v Valeria Savinykh (RUS)
Mariya Koryttseva (UKR) v (4)Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)

(6)Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) v Vesna Dolonts (RUS)
Olga Govortsova (BLR) v Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS)
Qualifier v (wc)Kamilla Farhad (AZE)
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) v (2)Bojana Jovanovski (SRB)

Sep 10th, 2011, 02:14 PM
If Ula continues her form from Flushing, she might even grab her 1st title :lol:

Sep 10th, 2011, 02:54 PM
After 9999 bad draws for Ula, this is good :eek:

Sep 10th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Please win :sobbing:

Sep 11th, 2011, 09:31 PM
(1)Govortsova/Kudryavtseva v Kichenok/Kichenok
Georgatou/Sirotkina v Birnerova/Dolonts
(4)Cirstea/Parmentier v Bremond/Minella
Shamayko/Shapatava v Radwanska/Rodina

Pervak/Tsurenko v Jugic-Salkic/Laine
Gojnea/Larriere v (3)Amanmuradova/Panova
(wc)Sharipova/Yashina v (wc)Abduraimova/Pekhova
Arefeyva/Koryttseva v (2)Daniilidou/Diatchenko

Sep 11th, 2011, 10:34 PM
Ula/Rodina :hearts:

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 12th, 2011, 12:21 PM
Ula will play (Q)Jana Cepelova in the first round. :)
Good luck!

Sep 12th, 2011, 03:41 PM
Court 2 - 10:00am
1. Jana Cepelova vs. Urszula Radwanska
2. Zuzana Kucova vs. Victoria Larriere
NB 1:30pm
3. Shamayko/Shapatava vs. Radwanska/Rodina
4. Cirstea/Parmentier vs. Bremond/Minella

Sep 12th, 2011, 06:47 PM
Come on :cheer:

Sep 13th, 2011, 07:19 AM
two wins :)

Sep 13th, 2011, 09:17 AM
Next match: vs Amanmuradova. Go Ula! :)

Sep 13th, 2011, 12:05 PM
2 wins :crazy:

Come on!

Sep 13th, 2011, 05:15 PM
Centre Court - 11:00am
1. Urszula Radwanska vs. Akgul Amanmuradova
2. Alla Kudryavtseva vs. Vitalia Diatchenko
3. Ksenia Pervak vs. Sabina Sharipova
4. Alternative (XXX)/(XXX) vs. Amanmuradova/Panova

Court 1 - 11:00am
1. Aleksandra Krunic vs. Sorana Cirstea
2. Valeria Savinykh vs. Anastasija Sevastova
NB 2:00pm
3. Bremond/Minella vs. Radwanska/Rodina
4. Abduraimova/Pekhova vs. Daniilidou/Diatchenko

Sep 13th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Do Polakůw: Ula zagra o 8 rano naszego czasu? Dobrze liczę?

Go Ula and Ula/Rodina! :cheer:

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 13th, 2011, 06:19 PM
Dzisiaj grała o 7 rano...

Sep 13th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Ula leads Agkul 1-0
2008 Tashkent Ula won 7-6 6-3

Sep 14th, 2011, 09:31 AM

Had chance for 5*-2 in first set. In 2nd set had 4-0..also served for the set at 5*-3 40-0. In the 3rd served for the match at 5-1 :( but a win :)

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 14th, 2011, 09:35 AM
GL in next matches! :D
btw, Ula is 10th ALT to Q of Beijing. Hopefully she can get in.

Sep 14th, 2011, 10:55 AM
Ula :hearts:

GL in doubles today :)

Sep 14th, 2011, 12:34 PM
another double win day :)


Sep 14th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Ula on fire :hearts:

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 14th, 2011, 03:50 PM
Well done Rodwanska :p

Sep 14th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Centre Court - 11:00am
1. Ksenia Pervak vs. Victoria Larriere
2. Eleni Daniilidou vs. Ula Radwanska
NB 2:00pm
3. Pervak/Tsurenko vs. Amanmuradova/Panova

Sep 14th, 2011, 08:29 PM
Go Ula!

Sep 15th, 2011, 10:56 AM

Served for first set at 5-0 and served for the match at 5-1 40-15.

Sep 15th, 2011, 11:15 AM
With Pervak she retired at 5-0 because of USO quallies. Good luck now.

Sep 15th, 2011, 02:20 PM
First SF in WTA for Ula EVER :hearts:
But she must win next match vs Pervak to be in top100 in singles, but now she is 103:wavey:.
To be in top 100 in doubles she must win whole tournament :wavey:

Sep 15th, 2011, 03:10 PM
Ula is probably looking forward to playing the Olympic Games ;) Still a long way to go!

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 15th, 2011, 05:43 PM

Nice interview with Ula... ;)

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 15th, 2011, 05:45 PM
Interview of the Day- Urszula Radwanska
Urszula Radwanska the 20 year old youngster from Poland , has come through two close matches in two days, yesterday she overcame local star Akgul Amanmuradova and today she scraped past another experienced player Eleni Daniilidou to make it her first ever semi-final on the WTA calendar of events.
Radwanska spoke to Sunder Iyer of the Tashkent Open Media team after her win and entry into the semi finals.

Q. About your match today , too close for comfort isnít it ?
I knew from the beginning that the match was going to be tough , I had lost to Eleni from being up a match point last time and this was on my mind. A few games in the third set made me a little jittery but I stuck on played sensibly . Also the conditions were tough it was windy and also Eleni served and utilised her backhand slice very well.

Q. Todayís match was quite a battle and you just lost you way in the second set?
I started pushing the ball in the second set waiting for her mistakes , but I really donít know why I changed my strategy from being aggressive in the first set.

Q. Having coming through two close back to back matches , you must be tired ?
Yes it was two close matches and Iím a bit tired ,also I have a bad blister which was troubling me in the match , I have got it taped and Iím feeling okay now

Q. You are in the semi-finals and now against the top seed next ?
Pervak has had easy matches so far and difficult for me , but Iím going to do my best and try and make it to the finals. Iím happy that the winner will be getting a car as gift for the winner and wont mind taking it with me to Poland.

Q. You had a brilliant career as a junior , but as a senior life has not been as easy for you ?
Yes true, It has been tough for me in the seniors , I have been struggling with injuries , i have been off and on the Tour because of back problems, I have had operation which has kept me out for six months . it was troubling me a bit in the first part of the year a, but Iím ok now. I will give it my best shot from now on , reaching the semi finals here is the first step.

Q You are from illustrious tennis family and your sister is on the top, do you feel the peer pressure and comparison?
Yes it is pretty tough for me , everyone wants me to emulate her . Iím going the different way , She has reached there faster and Iím a little slow reaching there , but our goals and destination are the same. Iím doing it my way.
Sometimes I do feel the pressure and feel bad , but I guess I have to deal it my way which I normally do.

Q . You have played with your sister in doubles , do you like playing with her ?
Yes we play together and I like playing with her k, we are both playing in different events and tough to play at tournaments because of different schedules , but once I start playing the events that she is playing we will be playing more often

Q. Your thoughts on the Tashkent Open?
I have been coming here for around three years ,and for sure the vent is getting better and better, the level of competition is going up. The players party was excellent and the facilities are good, I like coming here and will continue to do so.

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 15th, 2011, 05:46 PM
Match report

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 15th, 2011, 05:46 PM
Pervak’s opponent in the last four stage will be unseeded Polish player Urszula Radwanska who came through another three setter and avenging her defeat earlier this year against Greece’s Eline Daniilidou in the longest match of the day and making it to her first ever semi final on the WTA tour event, Radwanska won 6-3,4-6,6-4 in 2 hours and 30 mins.

" I had lost to Eleni after being a match point last time , and I knew the match was going to be tough. I had problems because of the windy conditions and good serve and backhand slices from my opponent , but I’m happy to have won and reaching my first ever semi finals on the WTA circuit " said the 20 year old Radwanska after the match.

Radwanska made it look easy racing to a 5-0 lead in the first set , but Eleni broke in the 6th and the 8th games to reduce the deficit, but lost her serve in the 9th game allowing Radwanska to go 1 set up.

The second set Eleni raced to a 3-1 lead breaking Radwanska in the 3rd game ,but Radwanska broke back in the 6th game to level scores at 3-3. . Eleni brought out all her experience mixing her shots well to unsettle Radwanska and break back in the 7th game and then held on serving well to win the set 6-4 and level set scores.
The third set saw the Polish player contain Eleni to the baseline hitting deep series forehand shots and breaking the Greek player in the 2nd game and 6th games to lead 5-1 , but Eleni who had earlier won from being a match point down against Urszula at Fes earlier this year clawed her way back breaking Radwanska in the 7th and the 9th games to come back on serve. But in 10th game the experienced Greek player lost her rhythm and went down tamely losing her serve and the match.

Sep 15th, 2011, 06:10 PM
Nice interview :)

Centre Court - 11:00am
1. Ksenia Pervak [1] vs. Urszula Radwanska
2. Eva Birnerova vs. Alla Kudryavtseva [6]
NB 2:00pm
3. Amanmuradova/Panova vs. Daniilidou/Diatchenko

Court 1 - NB 2:00pm
1. Kichenok/Kichenok vs. Radwanska/Rodina

Sep 16th, 2011, 08:56 AM

:sad: but SF :)


Good luck in Guangzhou

Sep 16th, 2011, 11:35 AM
Ula :sad:

Good luck in next tournament :)

Sep 18th, 2011, 09:11 AM
Ugh, Ula vs Pushwack again(2nd round).

Sep 18th, 2011, 11:37 AM

(1) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) vs. Alona Bondarenko (UKR)
Mariya Koryttseva (UKR) vs. Iryna Bremond (FRA)
(Q) vs. Misaki Doi (JPN)
Tetiana Luzhanska (UKR) vs. (8) Bojana Jovanovski (SRB)

(3) Ksenia Pervak (RUS) vs. Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) vs. Urszula Radwanska (POL)
(Q) vs. Jing-Jing Lu (CHN)
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) vs. (7) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA)

(6) Alberta Brianti (ITA) vs. Jie Zheng (CHN)
(WC) Saisai Zheng (CHN) vs. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA)
(WC) Sheng-nan Sun (CHN) vs. (Q)
Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) vs. (4) Petra Martic (CRO)

(8) Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) vs. Jill Craybas (USA)
Shuai Zhang (CHN) vs. Aravane Rezai (FRA)
(Q) vs. Mandy Minella (LUX)
Xinyun Han (CHN) vs. (2) Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)

Not good draw... And no Ula in doubles draw :sad:

but come on!

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 18th, 2011, 11:44 AM
No Ula in doubles draw as she wants to play Tokyo quallies on weekend. She know what she's doing.
And to beat Pervak she needs to finish off those points faster. Pervak moves so fast on court!

Sep 18th, 2011, 05:54 PM
CENTRE COURT start 1:00 am

Not Before 1:00 PM
A Rodionova (AUS) vs U Radwanska (POL)
A Sevastova (LAT) vs [7] C Scheepers (RSA)
[1] J Gajdosova (AUS) / A Rodionova (AUS) vs [WC] Y Pang (CHN) / Z Yang (CHN)

Sep 18th, 2011, 06:04 PM
Go Ula :)

Sep 19th, 2011, 01:37 AM
Hypothetically speaking, if she does get to the latter stages of the tournament would she have to withdraw from Tokyo quallies then?

Sep 19th, 2011, 07:08 AM
Yes, but only very late stages of the tournament.

Sep 19th, 2011, 10:46 AM

Sep 19th, 2011, 11:05 AM
Ula :hearts:

Sep 20th, 2011, 02:57 PM
She's now playing Chan in the second round after Pervak retired :yeah: :D Ula can have another deep run here!

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 20th, 2011, 03:27 PM
Ula is officially back to top100 now :yeah: (92 rank after 1st round)

Sep 20th, 2011, 04:49 PM
Go Ula! :bounce:

Sep 20th, 2011, 08:56 PM
Top 100 :hearts:

Court 3 (from 14.30hrs)
1. Chan Yung-Jan vs. Urszula Radwanska
2. Hsieh Su-Wei vs. Chanelle Scheepers (NB 15.30hrs)
3. Gajdosova/Rodionova vs. Chan/Chan

Sep 20th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Go Ula :cheer:

Sep 21st, 2011, 07:36 AM
Hard to believe Ula has only been to 6 QF's in her career on the WTA! :eek: Please get to your 7th today Ula :drool:

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 21st, 2011, 08:18 AM
Ula, ace on 2nd serve to save a SP. :worship:

Sep 21st, 2011, 08:55 AM
Ula hits an ace to take the 2nd set 6-2!! :cheer:

Sep 21st, 2011, 09:38 AM

Sep 21st, 2011, 11:42 AM
Ula :hearts:
IN QF vs. Scheepers or Hsieh :wavey:

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 21st, 2011, 02:03 PM
QF vs Scheepers ;)

Sep 21st, 2011, 05:09 PM
Court 3 (from 14.30hrs)
1. Urszula Radwanska vs. Chanelle Scheepers
2. Liang/Tian vs. Brianti/Martic (NB 17.30hrs; after suitable rest)

SF #2 hopefully

Sep 21st, 2011, 06:25 PM
Go Ula :cheer:

Sep 22nd, 2011, 02:01 AM
Great wins :dance:
What wil be her rank if she loses tomorrow or in the semi's?

Sep 22nd, 2011, 06:58 AM

Sep 22nd, 2011, 08:35 AM


Caipirinha Guy
Sep 22nd, 2011, 10:46 AM
Ula lost 6:4 6:7(6) 3:6 :tape:
but the good side is that she can play Tokyo quallies.

Sep 22nd, 2011, 10:46 AM

Served for the match at 5-3, had 15-30 on Scheepers serve at 5-4*, saved 2 bps at 5*-5, had 15-30 at 6-5*. Was 2 points from the match in the tiebreak twice.

Good 2 tourneys. Hope for good results in Tokyo :)

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 22nd, 2011, 10:46 AM
Ula's Tokyo section:

(3)Urszula Radwanska (POL) v (wc)Riko Sawayanagi (JPN)
(wc)Natsumi Hamamura (JPN) v (16)Rika Fujiwara (JPN)

:D Great draw! But Ula must be tired, we'll see...

Sep 22nd, 2011, 10:50 AM
Good section..please make MD :)

Court 1
starting at 10:00 AM
[6] Shuai Zhang (CHN) vs. Akiko Yonemura (JPN)
Kumiko Iijima (JPN) vs. [10] Kai-Chen Chang (TPE)
Abigail Spears (USA) vs. [12] Madalina Gojnea (ROU)
not before 3:00 PM
[3] Urszula Radwanska (POL) vs. Riko Sawayanagi (JPN)

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 22nd, 2011, 11:13 AM
Checked and she's got three direct flights every day:

09:15 → 14:40 CAN-NRT P W Ś C P S N ANA 934
10:00 → 14:55 CAN-NRT P W Ś C P S N China Southern 385
14:40 → 20:00 CAN-NRT P W Ś C P S N JAL 856

And she got her first match "not before 3 PM" :confused:

Sep 22nd, 2011, 12:52 PM
Ula :sad:

Go in Tokio! :cheer::cheer:

Sep 23rd, 2011, 10:53 AM

Sep 23rd, 2011, 12:23 PM
Ula :hearts:
tired :sad:

Come on tomorrow vs. Rika Fujiwara :scared:

Sep 23rd, 2011, 04:39 PM
Centre Court
Play starts: 11:30 AM

(1)Angelique Kerber (GER) vs (10)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE)
(4)Aravane Rezai (FRA) vs (11)Mandy Minella (LUX)
(2)Urszula Radwanska (POL) vs (16)Rika Fujiwara (JPN)

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 23rd, 2011, 04:55 PM
Love the organizers ;) They decided to put Ula as the last match on the centre court so she can rest as long as it's possible. :)

Sep 23rd, 2011, 08:18 PM
Kerber and Rezai - please play loooooooooooong 3-set matches :cool:

Go Ula! :cheer:

Sep 24th, 2011, 03:32 AM
Maybe they've done it for Fujiwara?

Sep 24th, 2011, 09:37 AM

Please a good spot in the draw :)

2011/9/24: QFR: Urszula Radwanska def Rika Fujiwara 46 62 61
Rika hit solid groundstrokes and showed beautiful volleys in the 1st set. But she couldn't continue it. In the latter half of the 2nd set and final set, she committed UE after UE in her groundstrokes.
Urszula might be tired and not at her best, but she could keep her level, hit some strong winners and succeeded to qualify.

Sep 24th, 2011, 11:49 AM
Ula :hearts:

In MD vs. Zakopalova (H2H 2-2)

Come on! :cheer:

Sep 24th, 2011, 04:55 PM
Great spot in the draw :)

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 25th, 2011, 11:44 AM
Ula plays tomorrow on COURT 3.

Sep 25th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Go Ula! :bounce:

Sep 25th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Go Ula :D

Added a report for Ula v Fujiwara by LenaDMania0003 on post76

Sep 26th, 2011, 06:44 AM
I just realized Ula jumped into the top 100; now ranked #88 in the world :D

keep going Ula :rocker2:

Sep 26th, 2011, 12:43 PM
Ula w/d from Joue-Les-Tours, FRA (Indoor, Hard) :sad:

Sep 26th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Good idea after those tiring weeks in Asia IMO.

Sep 26th, 2011, 02:23 PM

:sad: Is she in qualies for Beijing?

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 26th, 2011, 02:25 PM
Ula lost in three sets to Zakopalova. Fatigue was the main factor I guess... Now hopefully a nice Beijing Q draw like she had in Tokyo. :cheer:

Sep 29th, 2011, 12:21 PM
(1)Angelique Kerber (GER) v Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA) v (16)Eleni Daniilidou (GRE)

(2)Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) v Urszula Radwanska (POL)
(wc)Xinyun Han (CHN) v (12)Greta Arn (HUN)

(3)Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) v Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP)
Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS) v (13)Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)

(4)Petra Martic (CRO) v (wc)Laura Robson (GBR)
Melinda Czink (HUN) v (15)Irina Falconi (USA)

(5)Christina McHale (USA) v Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) v (9)Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)

(6)Monica Niculescu (ROU) v Jill Craybas (USA)
Misaki Doi (JPN) v (14)Mathilde Johansson (FRA)

(7)Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) v (wc)Sheng-Nan Sun (CHN)
Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) v (10)Pauline Parmentier (FRA)

(8)Vera Dushevina (RUS) v (wc)Jing-Jing Lu (CHN)
Virginie Razzano (FRA) v (11)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)

Revenge time again

Sep 29th, 2011, 01:04 PM
Go Ula! :kiss:

Sep 29th, 2011, 07:01 PM
Moon - 11:00am
1. Monica Niculescu vs. Jill Craybas
2. Chanelle Scheepers vs.Ula Radwanska
3. Virginie Razzano vs.Kimiko Date-Krumm


Sep 29th, 2011, 09:53 PM
Go Ula!

Sep 29th, 2011, 09:54 PM
Hopefully she'll take it to Chani this time and not let up! C'mon!

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 30th, 2011, 06:31 PM
Ula lost to Razzano 4:6 6:2 4:6 in 1RQ of Beijing. :sobbing:
Still very promising Asian swing :)
Now onto Europe (Limoges 50k or WTA Moscow quallies)

Sep 30th, 2011, 07:42 PM
Ula :sad:

Please play in Limoges and other French ITFs :)

Sep 30th, 2011, 09:56 PM
Ula :tears:

Sombrerero loco
Oct 1st, 2011, 09:48 AM
ula :hug: please play limoges.easier points there i think