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The Daviator
Mar 14th, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome

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Week 6 * Clay Tier I * Draw Size 16

S1 Winner - Marion Bartoli
S2 Winner - Kim Clijsters
S3 Winner - Alina Jidkova
S4 Winner - Nicole Vaidisova
S5 Winner - Anastasia Myskina
S6 Winner - Polona Hercog

Rome, Italy - Welcome to Roma, and the site of one of the biggest events on the ATC, Cibulkova was impressive last week in winning Amelia Island but it's still early in the season and there's plenty of time for the other clay-court specialists to step up, good luck to all!

Points Deadline - Friday 21:00 CET

The Daviator
Mar 14th, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Cibulkova 4
Dementieva 3
Hantuchova 1
Henin 4
Hercog 4
Hingis 0
Kanepi 4
Kirilenko 2
Myskina 4
Oudin 2
Rezai 1
Sharapova 0
Shvedova 3
Tanasugarn 2
Watson 0
S. Williams 1
Wozniacki 4
Zvonareva 4

The Daviator
Mar 14th, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Maria Sharapova(1) v Daniela Hantuchova
Dominika Cibulkova v Polona Hercog(5)

Justine Henin(7) v Maria Kirilenko
Qualifier B v Vera Zvonareva(4)

Melanie Oudin(3) v Heather Watson
Qualifier A v Elena Dementieva(6)

Tamarine Tanasugarn(8) v Kaia Kanepi
Yaroslava Shvedova v Anastasia Myskina(2)


QA. Aravane Rezai v Serena Williams
QB. Caroline Wozniacki v Martina Hingis

The Daviator
Mar 14th, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Myskina
Watson
Oudin
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Zvonareva
Henin
Sharapova
Dementieva
Tanasugarn
Kirilenko
Shvedova

The Daviator
Mar 14th, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Yaroslava Shvedova

Yari secures POTW following her superb week in Amelia Island and she now has 3 aces to use in Rome :yeah:

Barktra
Mar 14th, 2012, 11:37 PM
Aravane will be back from illness that plagued her last week :cheer:

Miracle Worker
Mar 14th, 2012, 11:59 PM
Yari is ready to play :)

.Andrew.
Mar 16th, 2012, 09:19 PM
AO champ Rezai in qualifying :sobbing:

Tough draw for Dani (even if Masha has no aces), will be happy if I win a round here though :lol: LEGGGO.

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2012, 10:43 PM
Results on the way.

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2012, 10:46 PM
Qualifying

QA. S. Williams def. Rezai W/O Aravane :o

QB. Wozniacki def. Hingis 6-3 6-4

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Updated Draw

Maria Sharapova(1) v Daniela Hantuchova
Dominika Cibulkova v Polona Hercog(5)

Justine Henin(7) v Maria Kirilenko
Caroline Wozniacki(Q) v Vera Zvonareva(4)

Melanie Oudin(3) v Martina Hingis(LL)
Serena Williams(Q) v Elena Dementieva(6)

Tamarine Tanasugarn(8) v Kaia Kanepi
Yaroslava Shvedova v Anastasia Myskina(2)

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2012, 11:35 PM
Round of 16

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Hantuchova def. Sharapova(1)
6-4 4-6 6-4

Dani creeping ever closer to seed status :yeah: Masha is just performing the same trick she did in S5 when she won RG :p

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

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Hercog(5) def. Cibulkova
7-5 7-5

Polona received perhaps the toughest draw but the defending champion pulled through in style :yeah: Domi :hug:

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2012, 11:42 PM
Round of 16

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

The tables turn as Henin overcomes MK on her favourite surface, interestingly it was MK who used the infamous 'hand' to try and steal the first set, bad-ass MK :eek: Henin knows cheating when she sees it though, and maintained her composure to win :p

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2012, 11:45 PM
Round of 16

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Wozniacki(Q) def. Zvonareva(4)
6-3 6-7(7) 6-3

Won't be long before Caro no longer has to play qualifying if she keeps notching wins like this one :yeah: Vera needs to improve as there's just a week to go before she defends RG :unsure:

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2012, 11:49 PM
Round of 16

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Hingis(LL) def. Oudin(3)
6-4 4-6 7-6(4)

Melanie is a total non-factor at the start of each season but you know she's gonna start killing it on hard/indoors :o Martina :D :yeah:

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2012, 11:52 PM
Round of 16

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Dementieva(6) def. S. Williams(Q)
6-4 6-4

Lena's missed a few events this season, but she's still one of the strongest players and is defintely one to watch for RG :yeah: Serena :tennis:

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Round of 16

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Tanasugarn(8) def. Kanepi
6-2 6-1

Good to see Tammy quickly getting back to her consistent winning ways :yeah: Kaia :unsure:

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2012, 11:56 PM
Round of 16

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Myskina(2) def. Shvedova
7-5 4-6 7-5

Yari :mad: So close to claiming the feel-good win of the week :( Crapskina will be #1 again with a final here :(

Justin SW
Mar 16th, 2012, 11:57 PM
Serena :o

The Daviator
Mar 16th, 2012, 11:58 PM
Updated Draw

Daniela Hantuchova v Polona Hercog(5)

Justine Henin(7) v Caroline Wozniacki(Q)

Martina Hingis(LL) v Elena Dementieva(6)

Tamarine Tanasugarn(8) v Anastasia Myskina(2)

Uranium
Mar 17th, 2012, 12:00 AM
Nastya looking sexy as she claims victory.

Miracle Worker
Mar 17th, 2012, 12:03 AM
Both finalist from Amelia Island are out.

It's shame that Yari lost :o

.Andrew.
Mar 17th, 2012, 01:05 AM
Daniela :hearts:

I won a lot of close ones with Polona in the past weeks, hopefully I can take another win :unsure:

Masha ;)

Barktra
Mar 17th, 2012, 04:10 AM
Aravane is still on her Van tour of winning AO :aparty: that is why she WD

The Daviator
Mar 17th, 2012, 08:14 PM
QFs on the way.

The Daviator
Mar 17th, 2012, 08:15 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Hercog(5) def. Hantuchova
7-5 7-5

Polona was worried about defending Rome but she seems to be doing a good job :yeah: 7-5 7-5 seems to be her scoreline too :p Dani :hug:

The Daviator
Mar 17th, 2012, 08:17 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Wozniacki(Q) def. Henin(7)
7-5 3-6 7-5

With so many 4-acers on clay, it's unlikely anyone will dominate, sorry Ju :p Great win Caro! :yeah:

The Daviator
Mar 17th, 2012, 08:19 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Hingis(LL) def. Dementieva(6)
4-6 7-6(2) 7-6(3)

Scrappy match but lucky loser Hingis manages to overcome a 3-ace deficit to win :yeah: Shock loss for Lena :hug:

The Daviator
Mar 17th, 2012, 08:22 PM
Quarter-Finals

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

Crafty ol' Tammy :devil: I was sure Myskina was going to win after a very comfortable first set but Tammy had other plans :oh:

The Daviator
Mar 17th, 2012, 08:23 PM
Updated Draw

Polona Hercog(5) v Caroline Wozniacki(Q)

Martina Hingis(LL) v Tamarine Tanasugarn(8)

Justin SW
Mar 17th, 2012, 09:55 PM
I'm so sick of loosing at this game...I guess I just don't get it...lol

.Andrew.
Mar 18th, 2012, 02:57 PM
Polo :eek::bowdown:

Dani :hug: This was just a small revenge, but you took me out in AO SF and Bali F, so you're still in advantage :devil:

That is true :devil: Dani had some of her best results in expense of Polo :lol: :hug: Win the tournament ;)

Aravane only cares about the Slams? :o :lol:

Broseghini
Mar 18th, 2012, 04:15 PM
TB's :sobbing:

The Daviator
Mar 18th, 2012, 09:51 PM
SFs on the way.

The Daviator
Mar 18th, 2012, 09:52 PM
Semi-Finals

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Hercog(5) def. Wozniacki(Q)
5-7 6-3 6-4

Very tight contest between these two, so little in the difference but Polona showed some extra flair to advance to the final :yeah: Caro :hug:

The Daviator
Mar 18th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Semi-Finals

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Hingis(LL) def. Tanasugarn(8)
7-6(4) 2-6 7-6(0)

Following her loss in qualies, Hingis has won THREE matches in a row 7-6 in the 3rd to reach the final :eek: Amazing run :worship: Bad luck Semisugarn :p

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 19th, 2012, 01:13 PM
Polona is the Queen of Rome.:worship:

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2012, 08:31 PM
Final coming up.

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2012, 08:35 PM
Final

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Hercog(5) leads Hingis(LL) 6-4

The Daviator
Mar 19th, 2012, 08:39 PM
Final

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Hercog(5) v Hingis(LL)

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Hercog(5) def. Hingis(LL)
6-4 6-3

Polona :cheer: Very rare and difficult to defend a title, you've done it in relatively straightforward fashion :clap2: Now your assault on the top three can begin ;) :yeah: Martina :hug: An extra ace will be yours next week ;)

Miracle Worker
Mar 19th, 2012, 08:54 PM
Congrats Polona :yeah:

winlaw
Mar 19th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Congrats Polona :cheer: