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The Daviator
Feb 15th, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Australian Open, Melbourne

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Week 4 * Plexi Grand Slam * Draw Size 16

S1 Winner - Nathalie Dechy
S2 Winner - Tamarine Tanasugarn
S3 Winner - Alicia Molik
S4 Winner - Lindsay Davenport
S5 Winner - Britney Spears
S6 Winner - Britney Spears

Melbourne, AUS - Welcome to Melbourne, and the first Grand Slam event of season seven on the ATC, Kirilenko and Sharapova have shared the spoils so far on plexi, but who will claim the coveted Grand Slam title? We'll soon find out, good luck to all!

Points Deadline - Sunday 17:00 CET

Reminder - Please start sending Clay points :p

The Daviator
Feb 15th, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Cibulkova 1
Dementieva 0
Hantuchova 2
Henin 3
Hercog 1
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 2

The Daviator
Feb 15th, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Maria Sharapova(1) v Kaia Kanepi
Caroline Wozniacki v Justine Henin(7)

Heather Watson(6) v Qualifier
Aravane Rezai v Vera Zvonareva(4)

Melanie Oudin(3) v Dominika Cibulkova
Daniela Hantuchova v Elena Dementieva(5)

Polona Hercog(8) v Yaroslava Shvedova
Maria Kirilenko v Anastasia Myskina(2)


Q. Serena Williams v Martina Hingis

The Daviator
Feb 15th, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Tanasugarn

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Shvedova

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Oudin
Sharapova
Watson

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Myskina
Hantuchova
Cibulkova
Dementieva
Zvonareva
Henin
Kirilenko

The Daviator
Feb 15th, 2012, 07:00 PM
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Polona Hercog

Polona's run to the final in Sydney with 0 aces earns her POTW and she now has 1 ace to use this week :yeah:

The Daviator
Feb 15th, 2012, 07:00 PM
Preview

Odds On

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MK enters the Australian Open in a familiar position, as hot favourite having won 2/3 plexi warm-up events, it never really works out the way it's supposed to though :( We know MK has the skill, the talent and the sheer awesomeness to win this title, but the omens are bad, and a first round against Myskina is ominous. Henin also had a superb start to the season, and is shaping up to be a real force this season. If she can avoid off-days like the one she had in Sydney, she could go all the way. Finally we have Serena, although her results have not been stellar, she has 3 aces and has shown some positive signs, she's a good bet to be ATC's latest surprise Slam winner.

Solid Bets

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Myskina suffered a blow having just lost the #1 ranking, but she could find herself back there soon with a strong run here. She has an epic first round against MK, which could be the deciding match in the draw, if she can overcome that huge obstacle, she'll be in a strong position to claim the top prize. Sharapova is full of confidence following her return to the top of the rankings, but she still has just 1 ace and will need some luck to triumph. Lastly there's Rezai, she's a real wildcard, but she has a win over MK and with 3 aces cannot be counted out.

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Good luck everyone :wavey:

The Daviator
Feb 15th, 2012, 07:29 PM
Draw :facepalm:

MH0861
Feb 15th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Oh FFS :spit:

This event is well and truly cursed :D

Justin SW
Feb 16th, 2012, 08:35 PM
lol at Serena being a favourite yet playing qualies. Watch her lose in the qualies :o

Justin SW
Feb 16th, 2012, 09:09 PM
SERENA LOOKS FORWARD TO AUSSIE OPEN

Serena Williams arrived in Melbourne on saturday after loosing 4-6 7-6 7-6 to Maria Sharapova in the semifinals of the Sydney Apia International. She gave a press conference on saturday night ahead of the tournament. She will be up on monday against Martina Hingis in hopes of making it to the main draw.

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Q. Are you worried about lacking matches and starting your Grand Slam season?

SERENA WILLIAMS: I prefer to be going into the first Grand Slam healthy, not necessarily thinking that I've not played a lot of matches. To me health is the most important. I'm actually happy with my decision to skip the first tournament of the season. I'm still top 8 in the race, that's not bad.


Q. Are you happy with the amount of practice you've had then?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yep, yep. I've been able to do what I wanted to do, gym and on court, so yep.


Q. Are you gonna text Venus for advice ? She know Martina very well.

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah probably. She's so smart and analytic. She's the best at that. (Laughters)


Q. Will Venus get up to watch you play?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah she watches every match. She and my dad are my biggest fans.


Q. Have you texted her or been in touch with her since you arrived?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah. She was telling me some things. So, yeah, we talk. We text a lot.

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Q. Did you have a WTA mentor when you came on tour?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, I did. I was with Zina Garrison. That was good. It was really cool.


Q. Do you ever think you would want to have more of a role in nurturing the young Americans?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Wow, I don't know. I don't know. Hopefully I could be something positive for the young Americans. There's so many young Americans playing today. They're actually doing really, really well. There's a lot of young girls coming up. So that could be kind of cool, you know, as long as we keep things really professional on the court.

I'm really someone that always is like, Be the best, do the best. Actually really cool.

Uranium
Feb 17th, 2012, 11:19 AM
Myskina vs. Kirilenko:oh: You're going down, bitch.

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 17th, 2012, 12:53 PM
Wow! Nastya and Maria.:eek: :oh:

Miracle Worker
Feb 17th, 2012, 09:52 PM
I think the main favorite is the only semifinalist from last edition which will play here :mad:

Miracle Worker
Feb 17th, 2012, 09:55 PM
But I love your final prediction :oh:

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 18th, 2012, 02:41 AM
^^ Who the eff is that b*tch? :o :oh:

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 18th, 2012, 06:44 PM
:secret: It's Misa :oh:

Miracle Worker
Feb 18th, 2012, 07:33 PM
^ Shvedova is not a bitch :o

Justin SW
Feb 19th, 2012, 06:05 PM
Can u extend the deadline to tomorrow or tonight later pllzzz! I cant send from my phone. Would be very appreciated :)

Uranium
Feb 19th, 2012, 09:50 PM
No. The most anticipated match needs to be calculated and posted....ahora.

The Daviator
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Ok, time is up. Results on the way.

The Daviator
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Qualifying


Hingis def. S. Williams 6-2 6-3

The Daviator
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:05 PM
Round of 16

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Sharapova(1) def. Kanepi
6-4 7-5

Comfortable start for the top seed :yeah: Can she become the first player to win 3 different Slams? We'll see ;) KK :hug:

The Daviator
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:07 PM
Round of 16

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Henin(7) def. Wozniacki
6-2 6-2

Comprehensive win for Henin who books an all-star clash with Masha in the QFs :cool: Caro :hug:

The Daviator
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:09 PM
Round of 16

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Hingis(Q) def. Watson(6)
6-1 6-4

Finally Hingis gets a run together, she picked a good time to do so ;) Good luck on clay Heather :p

Justin SW
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:12 PM
LOL. Wtv

The Daviator
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Round of 16

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

Rezai living up to her billing as a dangerous wildcard, impressive win over the in-form Bepa :yeah: Vera :hug:

The Daviator
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:15 PM
Round of 16

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Oudin(3) def. Cibulkova
7-5 2-6 6-4

Rare win for Oudin who has to be one of our most understated top-3 players ever :o Make a fresh start on the clay, Domi :yeah:

The Daviator
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:18 PM
Round of 16

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Hantuchova def. Dementieva(5)
7-6(5) 6-4

Good start for Dani, she's developing a good consistency which could see her break the top 10 soon :yeah: Lena :hug:

The Daviator
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Round of 16

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Hercog(8) def. Shvedova
6-3 6-2

Polona's strong run of form continues here, nice debut as a seed too ;) :yeah: Yarka :o

The Daviator
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:23 PM
Round of 16

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Myskina(2) def. Kirilenko
7-5 4-6 6-3

Whatever. Myskina knows she only won because MK is cursed. Nevermind MK, if we have to wait 'til S64 to get that Slam, then that is what we shall do :dance:

The Daviator
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:24 PM
Updated Draw

Maria Sharapova(1) v Justine Henin(7)

Martina Hingis(Q) v Aravane Rezai

Melanie Oudin(3) v Daniela Hantuchova

Polona Hercog(8) v Anastasia Myskina(2)

MH0861
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:26 PM
That's OK, I already won the MK slam for the third season in a row, that's enough for me (Auckland-GC) :hearts:

Uranium
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:01 AM
:oh: Don't lose to Polona again:o

.Andrew.
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:01 AM
Keep it up Dani :hearts:

As good as Oudin and Dementieva is, definitely was in the weakest section in terms of ace count. PLEASE don't screw this up :sobbing: :lol:

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:20 AM
Poor Maria.:hug:

The Daviator
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:17 PM
QFs on the way.

The Daviator
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:18 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Henin(7) def. Sharapova(1)
6-2 6-2

Another beatdown win for Henin :eek: She must be excited now that MK is out ;) Masha should be happy with her plexi season ;)

The Daviator
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:20 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Rezai def. Hingis(Q)
2-6 7-5 7-5

Huge comeback as Aravane rallies from 3-5 in the 2nd and 2-5 in the 3rd to win :eek: So close Martina :hug:

The Daviator
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:22 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Hantuchova def. Oudin(3)
6-2 6-7(7) 6-4

Could this be Dani's first GS semi? I can't remember :lol: Anyway, congrats! :D Mel :p

The Daviator
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:25 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Hercog(8) def. Myskina(2)
3-6 7-5 6-4

Polona :devil: :cool: Myskina :oh: Nastya put all her efforts into beating MK, she forgot about Hercog :devil:

The Daviator
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:27 PM
Updated Draw

Justine Henin(7) v Aravane Rezai

Daniela Hantuchova v Polona Hercog(8)

.Andrew.
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:30 PM
Yesssssss! :hearts: Dani :dance:

Dav, I'm pretty sure Dani made a GS SF in her first tournament, the S1 US Open ;)

The Daviator
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:35 PM
Yesssssss! :hearts: Dani :dance:

Dav, I'm pretty sure Dani made a GS SF in her first tournament, the S1 US Open ;)

No wonder I couldn't remember :lol: Anyway, well done :yeah:

.Andrew.
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:35 PM
Yesssssss! :hearts: Dani :dance:

Dav, I'm pretty sure Dani made a GS SF in her first tournament, the S1 US Open ;)

I'm kidding. I lost in the QFs in S1. :hysteric: :lol:

I feel like I definitely made SFs in US Open at least one year though ;) I even think I did in Wimbledon one year :unsure: Definitely not Roland Garros... :lol: Or maybe I'm getting confused with another game :hysteric: :lol:

The Daviator
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:45 PM
I'm kidding. I lost in the QFs in S1. :hysteric: :lol:

I feel like I definitely made SFs in US Open at least one year though ;) I even think I did in Wimbledon one year :unsure: Definitely not Roland Garros... :lol: Or maybe I'm getting confused with another game :hysteric: :lol:

Yep, you're right! You made the SFs of S2 Wimbledon and S3 USO :yeah:

MH0861
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:58 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Hercog(8) def. Myskina(2)
3-6 7-5 6-4

Polona :devil: :cool: Myskina :oh: Nastya put all her efforts into beating MK, she forgot about Hercog :devil:

OK, this makes the loss worth it :spit:

Come on Dani!!! :hearts:

Uranium
Feb 21st, 2012, 08:37 PM
I centered my points around beating Maria, that's all that mattered:lol:

MH0861
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:06 PM
I centered my points around beating Maria, that's all that mattered:lol:

I am truly the Venus/Serena of ATC, all the scrubs only play their best against me :hearts:

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:48 AM
Masha is and will always be my b*tch.:oh:

The Daviator
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:15 PM
SFs on the way!

Barktra
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:16 PM
:scared:

The Daviator
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:18 PM
Semi-Finals

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Rezai def. Henin(7)
6-4 4-6 6-4

Tight battle between these two, but Henin struggled to keep up with Aravane throughout and wilted at the end :hug: Congrats Aravane :yeah:

The Daviator
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:19 PM
Semi-Finals

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Hantuchova def. Hercog(8)
6-4 5-7 6-4

A well deserved first GS final for Dani :worship: Bali has done wonders for you :lol: Close one Polona :hug:

.Andrew.
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:29 PM
WHATTTT :hysteric: Dani :worship:

First time I'm playing someone with more aces this tournament in the final :unsure: I think I rather play Rezai (no offense to you :p) because my record against Krapjeck/Heng is dismal... probably like 2-1020390239.

Polona :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:36 PM
You better win Dani

Barktra
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:37 PM
^^It's okay :lol: we don't know what Aravane is going to do. She might hit many winners or errors. Good Luck Dani and Congrats :hi5:

Barktra
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:37 PM
You better win Dani

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MH0861
Feb 23rd, 2012, 12:32 AM
WHATTTT :hysteric: Dani :worship:

First time I'm playing someone with more aces this tournament in the final :unsure: I think I rather play Rezai (no offense to you :p) because my record against Krapjeck/Heng is dismal... probably like 2-1020390239.

Polona :hug:

What a blast from the past! :hearts:

GET IT DANI! :rocker2:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Feb 23rd, 2012, 04:31 AM
Go Dani!!

winlaw
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:14 AM
Martina :eek: Finally a win
Aravane :cheer: Good luck in the final

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 23rd, 2012, 12:15 PM
^^It's okay :lol: we don't know what Aravane is going to do. She might hit many winners or errors. Good Luck Dani and Congrats :hi5:

So you're Caravan?:eek: :bolt: You're so good in the Games I see.:oh:

The Daviator
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:23 PM
Final coming up!

The Daviator
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:28 PM
Final

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The Daviator
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:30 PM
Final

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The Daviator
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:40 PM
Final

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Rezai and Hantuchova are tied 7-5 3-6

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Rezai def. Hantuchova
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Congrats Aravane! :bigclap: I said you were a wildcard, and that proved to be the case, some very impressive wins to take the title, well done :yeah: Dani :sad: :hug: Even without the CT, you would have lost 6-7 :hug: Still, this is a great result and the only way is up :yeah:

.Andrew.
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:11 PM
Congrats Aravane :yeah:

Still a really great tournament for Dani. Really happy to make my first GS final :D

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 24th, 2012, 11:26 AM
What? A WC winning this game and a slam?:hysteric: Damn.:(

The Daviator
Feb 24th, 2012, 04:24 PM
What? A WC winning this game and a slam?:hysteric: Damn.:(

She wasn't a WC :p I just meant she was unpredictable ;)

Barktra
Feb 25th, 2012, 03:15 PM
Semi-Finals

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Rezai def. Henin(7)
6-4 4-6 6-4

Tight battle between these two, but Henin struggled to keep up with Aravane throughout and wilted at the end :hug: Congrats Aravane :yeah:

Whats up with the pic?

Aravane :woohoo: I guess I have to take this game more seriously now

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 25th, 2012, 03:21 PM
:lol: You don't have to do that.:oh:

Barktra
Feb 25th, 2012, 03:22 PM
:lol: You don't have to do that.:oh:

You are just jealous Aravane beat Justine :oh:

Kevin.
Feb 26th, 2012, 07:53 PM
I even sent :lol:. There goes my ranking :sad:

The Daviator
Feb 26th, 2012, 09:02 PM
I even sent :lol:. There goes my ranking :sad:

After the deadline. You were ranked #2, you should pay more attention!

WTF with that MJ pic? :unsure: I don't know what happened there :confused: