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The Daviator
Feb 7th, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Apia International, Sydney

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Week 3 * Plexi Tier I * Draw Size 16

S1 Winner - Venus Williams
S2 Winner - Tamira Paszek
S3 Winner - Alicia Molik
S4 Winner - Alicia Molik
S5 Winner - Alicia Molik
S6 Winner - Anastasia Myskina

Sydney, AUS - Welcome to Sydney! The final event before the season's first Grand Slam, Maria Kirilenko is halfway through a plexi sweep, can she keep it up or will someone turn up and spoil the party??? We'll soon find out, good luck to all!

Points Deadline - Thursday 21:00 CET

The Daviator
Feb 7th, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Cibulkova 1
Dementieva 0
Hantuchova 2
Henin 3
Hercog 0
Hingis 4
Kanepi 0
Kirilenko 4
Myskina 3
Oudin 0
A. Radwanska 2
Rezai 3
Sharapova 1
Shvedova 1
Tanasugarn 0
Watson 2
S. Williams 3
Wozniacki 0
Zvonareva 3

The Daviator
Feb 7th, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Anastasia Myskina(1) v Polona Hercog
Dominika Cibulkova v Justine Henin(6)

Maria Kirilenko(8) v Caroline Wozniacki
Aravane Rezai v Melanie Oudin(4)

Vera Zvonareva(3) v Daniela Hantuchova
Serena Williams v Heather Watson(7)

Maria Sharapova(5) v Kaia Kanepi
Martina Hingis v Qualifier


Q. Yaroslava Shvedova v Elena Dementieva

The Daviator
Feb 7th, 2012, 08:11 PM
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500 -

Myskina

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Zvonareva

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Kirilenko
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Tanasugarn
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Watson
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Hantuchova
Sharapova

The Daviator
Feb 7th, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Vera Zvonareva

Bepa's strong run to the Gold Coast semis earns her an extra ace and she now has 3 to use this week :yeah:

The Daviator
Feb 7th, 2012, 08:29 PM
Tanasugarn/Shvedova/A. Radwanska have not sent pts. As Tammy is the highest ranked, she remains in the draw but the other two are replaced by Hingis/Serena :nerner: :p Draw will be amended if pts eventually arrive :o

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 8th, 2012, 09:51 AM
I don't understand why I don't get the POTY for 2 weeks in a row. I reach finals and didn't win.:shrug: Don't tell me about I have 3 aces, there are many examples where you also have given POTY to 3 acers.:rolleyes:

MH0861
Feb 8th, 2012, 03:19 PM
I don't understand why I don't get the POTY for 2 weeks in a row. I reach finals and didn't win.:shrug: Don't tell me about I have 3 aces, there are many examples where you also have given POTY to 3 acers.:rolleyes:

I fondly remember Misa's POTW Indoors which gave her 4 aces at the YEC and she didn't even make it out of RR :oh:

But I actually agree (but only because I hate Bepa :D )

The Daviator
Feb 8th, 2012, 07:06 PM
I don't understand why I don't get the POTY for 2 weeks in a row. I reach finals and didn't win.:shrug: Don't tell me about I have 3 aces, there are many examples where you also have given POTY to 3 acers.:rolleyes:

Well Juju, generally I give the ace to 3-acers when there are none/little other options, when someone with 1 or 2 did well, then of course they receive priority :p

Also, nobody gets Player Of The Year after just two events :hug:

I fondly remember Misa's POTW Indoors which gave her 4 aces at the YEC and she didn't even make it out of RR :oh:

But I actually agree (but only because I hate Bepa :D )

I fondly remember this too :oh: :lol:

Broseghini
Feb 8th, 2012, 07:42 PM
WC please :)

The Daviator
Feb 8th, 2012, 08:48 PM
WC please :)

Sure, send pts and you'll replace Tammy :p

Miracle Worker
Feb 9th, 2012, 01:23 PM
VIP entry for Shvedova :cheer:

Justin SW
Feb 9th, 2012, 01:34 PM
I don't understand why I don't get the POTY for 2 weeks in a row. I reach finals and didn't win.:shrug: Don't tell me about I have 3 aces, there are many examples where you also have given POTY to 3 acers.:rolleyes:

I write articles and I don't get shit. Yet i don't complain ... so ... tone it down.

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 9th, 2012, 01:52 PM
I write articles and I don't get shit. Yet i don't complain ... so ... tone it down.
We all know Dav doesn't award anything for any articles, so :shrug: (unless he's in such a great mood and when you're in your worst surface, he'll probably give you that POTW just for pity/dedication) But my argue was with a reason.:shrug:

zvonarevarulz
Feb 9th, 2012, 07:41 PM
I fondly remember Misa's POTW Indoors which gave her 4 aces at the YEC and she didn't even make it out of RR :oh:

But I actually agree (but only because I hate Bepa :D )

:ras:

Justin SW
Feb 9th, 2012, 10:04 PM
sending now :)

The Daviator
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:18 PM
Results on the way.

The Daviator
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Qualifying


Dementieva def. Shvedova 5-7 6-3 7-6(3)

The Daviator
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:24 PM
Round of 16

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Hercog def. Myskina(1)
4-6 6-4 7-5

Thank you Polona! You are truly an inspiration :worship: Unless Sharapova wins the title, titleless and Slam final-less Myskina will still be #1 :help:

The Daviator
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:27 PM
Round of 16

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Cibulkova def. Henin(6)
6-4 6-3

Domi :eek: A real upset out of nowhere, Justine simply had an off-day :shrug: Cibu :yeah:

The Daviator
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:29 PM
Round of 16

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Kirilenko(8) def. Wozniacki
6-3 6-2

At least there's one seed who knows how to win :hearts: This is where things usually go :o for MK, keep winning! Woz :hug:

The Daviator
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:30 PM
Round of 16

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Rezai def. Oudin(4)
7-6(3) 7-5

Melanie is in hibernation :o Aravane :yeah: Could give MK a tussle in the next round :unsure:

The Daviator
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:33 PM
Round of 16

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Hantuchova def. Zvonareva(3)
6-3 6-7(4) 6-3

Dani's solid start to the season continues, she's looking good for a strong S7 :yeah: Extra ace couldn't save Bepa :hug:

The Daviator
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:36 PM
Round of 16

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S. Williams def. Watson(7)
6-2 7-6(2)

Serena looking fresh and focused at the start of the season, another good win :yeah: Heather still a little rusty :hug:

The Daviator
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:38 PM
Round of 16

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Sharapova(5) def. Kanepi
6-4 7-5

A title here and Masha would reclaim her throne as ATC #1 :hearts: Onwards Masha! Kaia :hug:

The Daviator
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:40 PM
Round of 16

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Dementieva(Q) def. Hingis
7-6(5) 4-6 7-6(1)

Superb comeback by Dementieva, back-to-back wins 7-6 in the 3rd :worship: and overcoming a 4-ace deficit against Hingis :eek: :yeah: Martina just needs some more experience :hug:

The Daviator
Feb 9th, 2012, 11:42 PM
Updated Draw

Polona Hercog v Dominika Cibulkova

Maria Kirilenko(8) v Aravane Rezai

Daniela Hantuchova v Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova(5) v Elena Dementieva(Q)

Broseghini
Feb 10th, 2012, 12:06 AM
OMG :inlove::cheer:

MH0861
Feb 10th, 2012, 01:40 AM
The People's Champ :worship:

.Andrew.
Feb 10th, 2012, 02:49 AM
Dani :hearts:

Heatha :shrug: :lol: :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 10th, 2012, 11:43 AM
OMG :inlove::cheer:
:rolleyes:

Uranium
Feb 10th, 2012, 02:24 PM
Nastya let Hercog beat her, so that she didn't then have to beat Domi for the 15th time. Nastya likes Domi and wants her to have some success on the tour.

Ianto_Jones
Feb 10th, 2012, 07:34 PM
Dani :hearts:

Heatha :shrug: :lol: :hug:

What's so funny about Heatha losing?

The Daviator
Feb 10th, 2012, 09:24 PM
QFs coming up.

The Daviator
Feb 10th, 2012, 09:25 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Hercog def. Cibulkova
7-5 6-4

A semi here is a great result for 0-acer Polona, but can she go further? :p ;) Domi :hug:

The Daviator
Feb 10th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Rezai def. Kirilenko(8)
6-3 4-6 6-3

MK :bigcry: Better to be upset here than in Melbourne, get ready for next week! :yeah: Aravane used her weapons well :yeah:

The Daviator
Feb 10th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Quarter-Finals

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S. Williams def. Hantuchova
4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(6)

Epic contest! Serena was too strong at the end of both sets, she's really impressed me so far :eek: :yeah: Dani :sobbing:

The Daviator
Feb 10th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Sharapova(5) def. Dementieva(Q)
6-3 3-6 6-4

Tenacious play from Masha who trailed 1-3 in the final set :yeah: Still on course for #1 :cool: Good tournament Lena ;)

The Daviator
Feb 10th, 2012, 09:38 PM
Updated Draw

Polona Hercog v Aravane Rezai

Serena Williams v Maria Sharapova(5)

Barktra
Feb 11th, 2012, 12:33 AM
Aravane :eek: :inlove: :cheer:

Masha better thank Aravane if she wins this tournament.

MH0861
Feb 11th, 2012, 02:16 AM
MK hates this stupid tournament! Why can't every Plexi tournament be Tier II/III :sad:

lemonwilly
Feb 11th, 2012, 07:26 AM
JuJu always my bitch :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 11th, 2012, 07:29 AM
Wait, you're Domi?:lol: I thought it was Broseghini.:oh:

Justin SW
Feb 11th, 2012, 04:53 PM
Serena Pushes Through

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On thursday night, Serena Williams of the United States made it to the semifinals of the Sydney Apia International a Tier 1 event. After ousting Heather Watson the World's #7 in two sets on wednesday afternoon, Serena had to dig deep tonight outplaying Daniela Hantuchova in 3 tough sets: 4-6 7-6(5) 7-6(6). Serena will now be playing the World #5, Maria Sharapova, on friday night in what will probably be hell of a match. Serena had a few words to say after the win.

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Q. You said you weren't quite at your best tonight. Where do you think you need to improve?

SERENA WILLIAMS: You know, I just can hit a little deeper and better, be more consistent. You know, hopefully that will come as hopefully I keep playing.

Q. What are you doing during your off days? Maria is napping and reading.

SERENA WILLIAMS: I am doing treatment, a lot of treatment. I'm not reading. School starts on the 23rd, so I kind of texted one of my professors to tell him I was in Australia, and I don't know if I can make the first assignment in time. He was like, It's fine. I was wondering if it was really you (laughter). I was like, okay, just really nervous about school starting. He's like, Don't worry about it.

Q. How do you like your Australian Open preparation ?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Last week was a disaster and this week has been much better. Yet I still feel like the last match could have gone either way so that stresses me out a little. But I'm up to all the challenges so hopefully I'll keep improving and I'll be better next week. As it right now I'm hitting about 3-4 hours a day, plus the matches I play, plus the gym. So there's not much I can do but try my hardest out there.

Uranium
Feb 11th, 2012, 04:56 PM
Nastya let Hercog beat her, so that she didn't then have to beat Domi for the 15th time. Nastya likes Domi and wants her to have some success on the tour.

Also, this kind, charitable act should win Nastya the Humanitarian award at the end of the season. Long overdue IMO.

MH0861
Feb 11th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Also, this kind, charitable act should win Nastya the Humanitarian award at the end of the season. Long overdue IMO.

Sorry, all nominees for the MARIA KIRILENKO humanitarian award must be human to qualify xoxo

Maybe Dav can give you the "Lassie Award" where you are eligible :D

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The Daviator
Feb 11th, 2012, 11:31 PM
:rolls:

Thanks for the article Serena :wavey:

SFs on the way.

The Daviator
Feb 11th, 2012, 11:33 PM
Semi-Finals

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Hercog def. Rezai
5-7 6-3 6-4

What a tournament for Polona :eek: Really showing her class with 0 aces :yeah: Aravane :hug:

The Daviator
Feb 11th, 2012, 11:35 PM
Semi-Finals

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Sharapova(5) def. S. Williams
4-6 7-6(7) 7-6(6)

Match of the season so far :worship: Sharapova rallies from 4-6 0-5 down to win! :speakles: With the top ranking on the line, Masha has really risen to the occasion :yeah: Close one Serena :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 12th, 2012, 02:05 AM
:lol: @ Rena choking.:oh: Sharapova wins then.:o

Justin SW
Feb 12th, 2012, 02:08 AM
Oh Serena...just when I started having hope...fuck this then.

Uranium
Feb 12th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Come on Polona:cheer:

MH0861
Feb 12th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Come on Masha! :hearts:

Barktra
Feb 12th, 2012, 05:26 PM
If Masha does win she better thank Aravane for taking out queen MK :cool:

The Daviator
Feb 12th, 2012, 07:17 PM
Final coming up!

The Daviator
Feb 12th, 2012, 07:21 PM
Final

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The Daviator
Feb 12th, 2012, 07:26 PM
Final

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Hercog v Sharapova(5)

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Sharapova(5) def. Hercog
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Masha! :eek: Big win out of nowhere and an unexpected return to #1 in ATC! :worship: Congrats :yeah: Myskina's reign of terror is over :hearts: :angel: Great week Polona, an easy POTW for you for the AO ;)

Justin SW
Feb 12th, 2012, 11:25 PM
Well done Maria! Serena article coming up :)

Justin SW
Feb 12th, 2012, 11:25 PM
sad Polona gets POTW ... anw well done Serena ... and Polona lol

MH0861
Feb 13th, 2012, 12:02 AM
If Masha does win she better thank Aravane for taking out queen MK :cool:

:lol: I GLADLY accept my defeat with this amaze result :hearts:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Feb 13th, 2012, 04:47 PM
Fuck Yesssssss.
The first tournament I don't see this tournament and I win!
I have a win on my best surface and my two worst now!!

Uranium
Feb 13th, 2012, 04:52 PM
Fuck Yesssssss.
The first tournament I don't see this tournament and I win!
I have a win on my best surface and my two worst now!!

This is our new #1? Finally just doing this now? Been there, done that. Nastya for #1 after AO.:cheer:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Feb 13th, 2012, 04:56 PM
I had been worrying about my sh*t ranking for a while now, and I'm so thrilled to be back at #1. Thanks Dav for running this so well. MK, hope you're right behind me at number two by the end of the season. You too Dani... i guess. Nasty :yawn:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Feb 13th, 2012, 04:57 PM
This is our new #1? Finally just doing this now? Been there, done that. Nastya for #1 after AO.:cheer:

I have about 7 on my best surface including multiple Grand Slams, a Grand Slam on my worst and a tier 1 on my second worst.

Bite me, Nasty.

Uranium
Feb 13th, 2012, 05:21 PM
http://images.yuku.com/image/gif/172252d6f96cccd2cb7cad128553c59e89ee47a.gif

That laundry list of boring achievements is just that, boring. I swear you and Kirilenko are such jealous and insecure little skanks.

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MH0861
Feb 14th, 2012, 12:36 AM
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Caption: Maria Sharapova takes the #1 ranking away from Nasty Myskina

Kevin.
Feb 14th, 2012, 06:29 PM
I keep forgetting :o

Daniela-Is-Mine
Feb 15th, 2012, 03:10 AM
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Caption: Maria Sharapova takes the #1 ranking away from Nasty Myskina

:wavey::kiss: