View Full Version : 13th Annual FWTT Family Circle Cup

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Mar 30th, 2012, 10:35 PM
It all started 13 years ago.....

FWTT Family Circle Cup
Charleston, USA
Premier 700 - Clay


Main Draw
[1]Pamela Bowden vs. Vittoria Perez
Sabine Graf vs. Qualifier #2
Berenika Wojnarowska vs. Kathleen Pryde-Degman
Siri Cornetsson vs. [6]Fleri Hingisafrilia

[7]Ziyi Zianzhi vs. Qualifier #1
[WC]Gisele Noventz vs. Alexandra Anastadis
Cristina-Elena Vladimirescu vs. Qualifier #4
[WC]Susan Day vs. [4]Harper Johnson

[3]Ella Felivitch vs. Qualifier #3
[WC]Regla Torres vs. Luna-Willow Bartoli
Yoon Im vs. Nthamangela Mbangu-Zeric
Alijah Pemovic vs. [5]Chantal Chan

[8]Jennifer Casanova vs. Jookkarae Mensarb
Samantha Soren vs. Mia Henriksson
Cornelia du Preez vs. Jane Wong
Marteena Huubere vs. [2]Ruflina Taliamanosoko

Qualifying Draw
[1]Yelena Pirilenko vs. Marta Sanchez
[WC]Sofia Keddison vs. [6]Yanina Wickmayer

[2]Candela Sanchez vs. [WC]Anna Kenndal
Aleesha Stosur vs. [7]Aveta Tenesova

[3]Daria Afanasyeva vs. Amelie Szczotka-Strozna
[WC]Miranda Bothavska vs. [5]Anastasia Nemayeva

[4]Emilia Jarocka-Pottinger vs. Emma Anderson
[WC]Alina Patersson vs. [8]Martine Kartincova

Next-In Qualifying Draw
[1]Stefania di Francesca-Beck
All players must send new points for CLAY COURTS :)

Please sign in for doubles by Sunday at 5:00 PM EST

Points due within 48 hours of doubles draw being posted

Mar 30th, 2012, 11:15 PM
CLAY! :cheer:

Anyone with Bothavska for doubles? :lick:

Mar 30th, 2012, 11:17 PM
Does Miranda want to go with Alijah?

Mar 30th, 2012, 11:35 PM

Mar 31st, 2012, 04:48 AM
Hingisafrilia / Pryde-Degman please :)

Mar 31st, 2012, 07:32 AM

Mar 31st, 2012, 07:55 AM
Chan/Vladimirescu for doubles

My turn to send

Mar 31st, 2012, 07:57 AM
Daria/Yoona i'll send :)

Mar 31st, 2012, 11:06 AM
why is HARD written at the top? lol

Mar 31st, 2012, 11:07 AM
Anyone with Patersson?

Mateo Mathieu
Mar 31st, 2012, 11:45 AM
Mensarb/Perez. I'll send points this time :)

Mar 31st, 2012, 11:46 AM
Graf and Mbangu-Zeric confirmed :hearts:

Mar 31st, 2012, 12:28 PM
Taliamanosoko and Casanova for doubles :)

Mar 31st, 2012, 01:29 PM
DuPreez/Anastidis :)Coco's turn

Mar 31st, 2012, 02:16 PM
Cornetsson/Johnson - Harper's turn to send ;)

Mar 31st, 2012, 02:20 PM
Where 's Steffi Di-Beck? She entered here :scratch:

Mar 31st, 2012, 02:32 PM
Who want to play with Aveta?

Mar 31st, 2012, 02:35 PM
Who want to play with Aveta?

Amelie ? :wavey:

Mar 31st, 2012, 03:05 PM
Does Miranda want to go with Alijah?

Sure :bounce:

Sam L
Mar 31st, 2012, 03:18 PM

Mar 31st, 2012, 03:44 PM

Mar 31st, 2012, 04:05 PM
Anyone with Patersson?

do you want play with sofia keddison?? you send please :wavey:

Mar 31st, 2012, 04:08 PM
Giusa is unbelieveably upset about missing out on the deadline for Charleston:sad:, always my favorite tournament of the year! Especially since she won it a couple of years back.

Any chance she and Sylvie could at least play doubles here?

Mar 31st, 2012, 05:12 PM
do you want play with sofia keddison?? you send please :wavey:

ok Great!! how many points do you have?

Mar 31st, 2012, 07:28 PM
Mensarb/Perez. I'll send points this time :)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Mar 31st, 2012, 07:57 PM
Giusa and Sylvie can play doubles :)

Mar 31st, 2012, 08:15 PM
Pirilenko / Soren

Mar 31st, 2012, 11:08 PM
Anyone with Anna Kenndal?

Mar 31st, 2012, 11:19 PM
Anyone with Anna Kenndal?

Kenndal/Stosur ???. You send

Mar 31st, 2012, 11:43 PM
Where 's Steffi Di-Beck? She entered here :scratch:

Stef entered after the deadline :o

But I think she can play doubles with Susan :scratch:

Apr 1st, 2012, 12:23 AM
First round vs Ruflina?!?!? ARGH!

Anyone for doubles with Marteena?

Apr 1st, 2012, 12:41 AM
First round vs Ruflina?!?!? ARGH!

Anyone for doubles with Marteena?

Marteena/Emma? You send.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 1st, 2012, 01:13 AM
Stef entered after the deadline :o

But I think she can play doubles with Susan :scratch:
Sorry Stef - you can be an alternate as I'm sure at least one person won't send in new points (we are on a new surface so everyone is required to). :)

Apr 1st, 2012, 01:13 AM
Can Susan and Stef be in the doubles draw?

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 1st, 2012, 01:14 AM
Can Susan and Stef be in the doubles draw?
Yes, of course :)

Apr 1st, 2012, 01:54 PM
Wong and ziyi thanks, this is one of the most important tournament for Jane in the season !

Apr 1st, 2012, 03:37 PM
I guess Berenika will still play with Yanina??
Who send??

Apr 1st, 2012, 09:59 PM
Sanchez & Sanchez

Miracle Worker
Apr 2nd, 2012, 09:04 AM
I guess Berenika will still play with Yanina??
Who send??

You can send :)

Taz Warrior
Apr 2nd, 2012, 11:45 AM
Luna/Martine for doubles? :kiss:

Who sends? :shrug:

Apr 2nd, 2012, 01:47 PM

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 2nd, 2012, 02:12 PM
Doubles Draw
[1]Casanova/Taliamanosoko vs. BYE
Wickmayer/Wojnarowksa vs. Keddison/Patersson
Afanasyeva/Im vs. Sczotka-Strozna/Tenesova
BYE vs. [6]Mensarb/Perez

[5]Chan/Vladimirescu vs. BYE
Banaszek/Torres vs. Bowden/Nemayeva
Benedetti/Bailly vs. Kenndal/Stosur
BYE vs. [4]Anastadis/du Preez

[3]Wong/Zianzhi vs. BYE
Day/Francesca-Beck vs. Anderson/Huubere
Bothavska/Pemovic vs. Sanchez/Sanchez
BYE vs. [8]Hingisafrilia/Pryde-Degman

[7]Graf/Mbangu-Zeric vs. BYE
Felivitch/Mesane vs. Henriksson/Jarocka-Pottinger
Pirilenko/Soren vs. Bartoli/Kartincova
BYE vs. [2]Cornetsson/Johnson

Apr 2nd, 2012, 04:12 PM
Sabine can you send please?

Apr 3rd, 2012, 01:00 AM
Charleston remains a special place for Jane

Interview with Jane Wong .

Q: how special is this tournament to you?
A: well this is where it all started, although technically the first tournament is in Hilton Head, but I think we all now treated this place as the anniversary tournament. I never believe that I would have played here 13 years later, this is very surreal for me .

Q: why wouldn't you believe it?
A: well back then, I would have thought that I probably have moved on my now, have a family, have a new job etc... But it amaze me that this tour is still here , and I feel a responsibility to support. He tournament director Joshua and many players are still helping out, I admit I did not contribute much, I can only continue support through playing.

Q: it seems you have not given much interview nowadays, many players think that you have isolated yourself , what you think of that?
A: well I admit I am not the most sociable person and I am sorry that I did not contribute much nowadays, but there are other things I need to do, in tennis I only have time for training and playing matches though I keep losing in first rounds that actually tennis does not occupy me with much the anymore hahah.

Q: What is your expectation for this tournament and for the rest of the year.
A: well for starter, I want to participate in the Olympics, that's my aim for the year, I will like to help china in defending Fed cup also. For this tournament, I do not have much expectation, I have to admit that I am not 20 years old anymore and cannot run as fast. But I am in middle of changing my game to fit my age, by relying more finess and less on speed. I hope it works out.

Apr 3rd, 2012, 01:11 AM
Good luck everyone :hug:

Apr 3rd, 2012, 02:10 AM
Same points from the last week. :) Thanks

Apr 3rd, 2012, 11:24 AM
Lovely interview Jane :hug: Hopefully we can get back into the winning swing of things here :)

Apr 3rd, 2012, 02:47 PM
Marteena/Emma? You send.

:bounce: Cool. Points sent, fingers crossed :scared:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 3rd, 2012, 11:10 PM
Nice interview Jane. Always GREAT to hear from you. :)

Apr 4th, 2012, 12:07 PM
Bad feelings for Candela in this tournament...

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 4th, 2012, 12:32 PM
Same points from the last week. :) Thanks
It's clay - I can't use the same points. :(

Send them soon as the deadline is just 1.5 hours away!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 4th, 2012, 12:59 PM
This is probably an all-time best with a new surface event. There are 44 players entered into the main and qualifying draw and I'm only missing 5 points! :bounce:

AND - Both alternates have sent points!


VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 4th, 2012, 02:12 PM
No more points allowed

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 4th, 2012, 02:12 PM
Yelena Pirilenko moves to main draw replacing [WC]Gisele Noventz

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 4th, 2012, 02:13 PM
[ALT]Valerie Gallet replaces [1]Yelena Pirilenko in qualifying draw

[ALT]Stefania di Francesca-Beck replaces Aleesha Stosur in qualifying draw

[ALT]Giuseppina Benedetti replaces [7]Aveta Tenesova in qualifying draw

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 4th, 2012, 02:18 PM
Qualifying Results, First Round

Marta Sanchez def. [ALT]Valerie Gallet 6/0, 6/0
Valerie hung around trying to get in the qualifying draw, but was blanked by Marta.

[WC]Sofia Keddison def. [6]Yanina Wickmayer 6/1, 6/1
A very easy win for Sofia today who hopes to zoom up the ranks and get out of qualifying.

[2]Candela Sanchez def. [WC]Anna Kenndal 4/6, 6/4, 7/5
Candela beats back at American favorite in three tight sets.

[ALT]Giuseppina Benedetti def. [ALT]Stefania di Francesca-Beck 2/6, 7/5, 6/3
Giusa gets the upper hand in this next-in match and now moves on to face Candy.

Amelie Sczotka-Strozna def. [3]Daria Afanasyeva 3/6, 6/1, 7/5
Daria is in a major slump and didn't help herself with this upset loss to Amelie.

[WC]Miranda Bothavska def. [5]Anastasia Nemayeva 6/1, 6/1
An easy win for Miranda today who was on and off the court in under and hour.

Emma Anderson def. [4]Emilia Jarocka-Pottinger 7/6(5), 6/3
Emma gets a good upset today in the qualifying round and is slowing moving up the ranks.

[8]Martine Kartincova def. [WC]Alina Patersson 7/6(0), 4/6, 6/4
Alina couldn't make the transition to clay a smooth one and is out in Charleston as she falls to the former Wimbledon champion.

Apr 4th, 2012, 02:24 PM
Emilia back to slump :(

Mateo Mathieu
Apr 4th, 2012, 02:30 PM
Gisele :haha: That's so typical of her.

Apr 4th, 2012, 03:04 PM
I just sent :tears:
Can you use those doubles points btw??

Apr 4th, 2012, 06:17 PM
First win in ages for Amelie :)

Apr 4th, 2012, 06:26 PM
Keddison first win in PRO!

Miracle Worker
Apr 4th, 2012, 06:26 PM
Congrats Amelie :yeah: I hope you'll be ready to play in Fed Cup :D

Apr 4th, 2012, 09:38 PM
Benedetti and Kartincova playing qualies!? When did that happen?! :eek:

Taz Warrior
Apr 4th, 2012, 10:35 PM
Benedetti and Kartincova playing qualies!? When did that happen?! :eek:

Martine had a dreadful 2011 :sad:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 4th, 2012, 11:51 PM
Singles Results, Qualifying Round

Marta Sanchez def. [WC]Sofia Keddison 6/4, 2/6, 7/5
Marta continues her success on the pro tour and stops Sofia from qualifying for the main draw.

[2]Candela Sanchez def. [ALT]Giuseppina Benedetti 7/5, 2/6, 6/4
Candy didn't feel confident about her abilities here in Charleston, but now she finds herself in the main draw.

Amelie Szczotka-Strozna def. [WC]Miranda Bothavska 6/4, 7/5
This was a surprisingly quick match as Amelie showed complete dedication to make the main draw.

Emma Anderson def. [8]Martine Kartincova 7/5, 6/3
The Aussie Emma gets her second win today to move onwards and stops Martine from qualifying.

Apr 5th, 2012, 12:11 AM
Congrats Qualifiers :)

Giusa, Miranda, Martine & Sofia :hug:

Miracle Worker
Apr 5th, 2012, 12:16 AM
Congrats winners :D

Amelie :bounce:

Apr 5th, 2012, 12:41 AM
sofia :( i win points if lost in Last Qualy Round?

Apr 5th, 2012, 01:25 AM
Marta :yeah:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 5th, 2012, 02:33 AM
sofia :( i win points if lost in Last Qualy Round?
Yes :)

Apr 5th, 2012, 06:19 AM
:eek: Siri v Fleri :kiss:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 5th, 2012, 12:53 PM
Singles Results, First Round

[1]Pamela Bowden def. Vittoria Perez 6/2, 7/6(4)
A flame up erupted in Charleston over the Spanish Fed Cup team and Vittoria was clearly distracted against Pammy today.

Sabine Graf def. [Q]Candela Sanchez 7/5, 6/2
The Spaniards aren't doing themselves any favors with this drama as Sabine takes advantage to move onwards.

Berenika Wojnarowska def. Kathleen Pryde-Degman 7/5, 7/5
Kathleen doesn't like the clay and it was evident in her footwork in her loss to Berenika.

[6]Fleri Hingisafrilia def. Siri Cornetsson 5/7, 7/6(1), 7/6(1)
This was an extremely tough first round match but Fleri fought her way in three incredibly tight sets.

[7]Ziyi Zianzhi def. [Q]Mart Sanchez 6/3, 3/6, 7/6(4)
Another Spaniard bites the dust and Ziyi tries to regroup to prepare for Roland Garros.

Alexandra Anastadis def. Yelena Pirilenko 0/6, 6/2 6/4
Alex had a last minute change of opponent but handled it after being blanked in the first set.

Cristina-Elena Vladimirescu def. [Q]Emma Anderson 0/6, 6/4, 6/2
Another walkabout in the first set, this time for Cristina as she had to adjust to the clay before finally defeating Emma.

[4]Harper Johnson def. [WC]Susan Day 6/4, 4/6, 7/6(2)
Susan couldn't keep up her momentum and lost in the first round of this all-American match-up.

[Q]Amelie Szczotka-Strozna def. [3]Ella Felivitch 6/4, 7/6(4)
When Ameile goes on a run, it's hard to stop her and here is she defeating the US Open champion.

Luna-Willow Bartoli def. [WC]Regla Torres 3/6, 7/5, 7/6(5)
And now it's official as all 4 Spaniards lost in the first round from distraction of their Fed Cup drama. Luna gladly takes the win.

Yoona Im def. Nthamangela Mbangu-Zeric 7/6(2), 4/6, 6/4
Nthama is having a hard time finding traction in her final year on tour as this time she loses to a tenacious Yoona.

[5]Chantal Chan def. Alijah Pemovic 7/5, 3/6, 7/5
Chantal hit a bit of a bump in her amazing short career but seems to be back with this win over Alijah.

[8]Jennifer Casanova def. Jookkarae Mensarb 6/3, 2/6, 7/5
Jennifer is hoping for something special in Charleston, but almost lost in in the first round against the tough Jook.

Mia Henriksson def. Samantha Soren 7/5, 1/6, 6/3
These two players were both dark horses for this event so it's a shame they had to play first round. Mia gets another great win.

Jane Wong def. Cornelia du Preez 7/6(5), 5/7, 6/4
History was on Jane's side in this one as she is one of the few originals still left playing the game. Cornelia gave it a good try but came up short.

Marteena Huubere def. [2]Ruflina Taliamanosoko 7/5, 2/6, 6/3
Ruflina loves this event, but was taken out by Marteena in an all-veteran first round match-up.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 5th, 2012, 12:54 PM
Doubles Results, First Round
Keddison/Patersson def. Wickmayer/Wojnarowska 6/4, 7/5
Afanasyeva/Im def. Szczotka-Strozna/Tenesova 6/1, 5/7, 7/5
Banaszek/Torres def. Bowden/Nemayeva 6/2, 3/6, 7/6(6)
Kenndal/Stosur def. Benedetti/Bailly 7/6(2), 0/6, 7/6(3)
Anderson/Huubere def. Day/Francesca-Beck 6/4, 1/6, 6/3
Bothavska/Pemovic def. Sanchez/Sanchez 6/7(0), 7/6(3), 7/6(2)
Henriksson/Jarocka-Pottinger def. Felivitch/Mesane 6/2, 2/6, 7/6(5)
Pirilenko/Soren def. Bartoli/Kartincova 6/4, 7/6(2)

Apr 5th, 2012, 01:03 PM
Yanina :facepalm: Slump Slump Slump

Apr 5th, 2012, 01:03 PM
Jen :D I was really scared about my first round here as I lost my last match against Jookkarae, but I'm still 8-1 against her ;)I'm sorry, just being a bit mean today :lol::hug:

Fleri :) This is really your season :worship:
Siri :sad:
Ziyi :)
Harper :)
Ruffy :sad:

Apr 5th, 2012, 01:05 PM
:yawn: Im so sick of Alijah losing. When I saw results I was just looking down the losers column.

Good job Miranda :yeah:

Apr 5th, 2012, 02:15 PM

Apr 5th, 2012, 02:16 PM
Now against Ziyi :worship: Looking forward to playing an FWTT monument, alexa can only grow and learn from a match-up like this. [/suck-up mode]

Apr 5th, 2012, 02:20 PM
:yawn: Im so sick of Alijah losing. When I saw results I was just looking down the losers column.

Me too. :sobbing:

Apr 5th, 2012, 02:32 PM
Nthamangela is actually thinking of playing doubles only for the rest of 2012. :help:

Apr 5th, 2012, 03:07 PM
:yawn: Im so sick of Alijah losing. When I saw results I was just looking down the losers column.

Good job Miranda :yeah:
:hug: Oh come on... But I did the same thing...:tape: 2012 so far has been :help: As soon as second part of the year comes... time for a plunge!

Apr 5th, 2012, 03:08 PM
Me too. :sobbing:

Miracle Worker
Apr 5th, 2012, 04:28 PM
Alijah :hug:

Berenika :yeah:

Amelie :dance: Fed Cup will be ours :oh:

Apr 5th, 2012, 04:36 PM
and the spanish girls are supposed to be good in clay, lol

Apr 5th, 2012, 04:37 PM
I hate clay :help: :p

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 5th, 2012, 05:32 PM
LOL - I'm disappointed that only the losers are posting complaints (except Jen ;)).

Where are the rest of the winners?

Apr 5th, 2012, 06:11 PM
Jane is thrilled with her win, though she would have like to play her good friend Ruflina, she is very happy to play another oldies Marteena.

All the best !

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 5th, 2012, 10:53 PM
Singles Results, Second Round

[1]Pamela Bowden def. Sabine Graf 6/4, 4/6, 7/5
Pammy continues her amazing consistency, which just pads to her lead as the #1 player in the world.

[6]Fleri Hingisafrilia def. Berenika Wojnarowska 4/6, 7/6(6), 6/4
Fleri came oh so close to defeat (yet again) but managed to pull this victory out of her you-know-what against Berenika.

[7]Ziyi Zianzhi def. Alexandra Anastadis 7/6(3), 4/6, 6/4
Alex was humbled to play Ziyi at this prestigious event, but couldn't pull the trigger in the end as Ziyi moves to the quarters.

Cristina-Elena Vladimirescu def. [4]Harper Johnson 0/6, 6/4, 6/2
Cristina was blanked in the first set again, but came clawing back to victory over the American favorite.

[Q]Amelie Szczotka-Strozna def. Luna-Willow Bartoli 7/6(4), 6/3
Amelie's time in Charleston is turning out to be quite successful as she just notched her fourth win in a row.

[5]Chantal Chan def. Yoona Im 2/6, 7/6(5), 6/2
After losing the second set, Yoona's steam ran out and Chantal marched onwards toward victory.

Mia Henriksson def. [8]Jennifer Casanova 7/6(4), 7/6(5)
And sadly for the fans, the last American is eliminated at their only clay tournament. Mia just continues her amazing 2012.

Jane Wong def. Marteena Huubere 6/7(4), 7/6(6), 7/5
Jane and Marteena gave this crowd all they could handle today - two 12 year veterans battling it out at FWTT's birthday tournament and going the distance was quite the fun for the crowd (and Jane too).

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 5th, 2012, 10:54 PM
Doubles Results, Second Round
[1]Casanova/Taliamanosoko def. Keddison/Patersson 7/5, 7/5
Afanasyeva/Im def. [6]Mensarb/Perez 7/6(1), 5/7, 7/6(5)
Banaszek/Torres def. [5]Chan/Vladimirescu 7/6(0), 1/6, 6/2
[4]Anastadis/du Preez def. Kenndal/Stosur 6/3, 6/4

Anderson/Huubere def. [3]Wong/Zianzhi 7/6(4), 0/6, 6/2
[8]Hingisafirilia/Pryde-Degman def. Bothavska/Pemovic 7/6(5), 6/7(3), 7/6(4)
[7]Graf/Mbangu-Zeric def. Henriksson/Jarocka-Pottinger 6/7(3), 7/6(7), 7/6(3)
Pirilenko/Soren def. [2]Cornetsson/Johnson 6/4, 7/6(1)

Apr 5th, 2012, 11:02 PM
gutted I won doubles last year :sad:

Apr 5th, 2012, 11:07 PM
Sabine :eek: :inlove:
Nthama :facepalm: ... From singles number two to doubles specialist.

Apr 5th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Mia :banana:

Miracle Worker
Apr 5th, 2012, 11:29 PM
ok :o

Congrats winners :)

Apr 5th, 2012, 11:39 PM
:hug: Oh come on... But I did the same thing...:tape: 2012 so far has been :help: As soon as second part of the year comes... time for a plunge!

I don't think Alijah has won a match yet in 2012 :tape:

Well doubles gone..

Apr 6th, 2012, 12:08 AM
Um.. can I just get some confirmation that Ziyi won two consecutive singles matches :eek:
:yeah: :D
Maybe, at last, things are turning around. Pity Jane and Ziyi lost their opener here, lots of points to defend this coming clay court season.

Apr 6th, 2012, 12:16 AM
Chantal :yeah:
First win against Alijah :eek:

QF at such a prestigious event ;)

Apr 6th, 2012, 01:20 AM
I don't think Alijah has won a match yet in 2012 :tape:

Well doubles gone..

Sorry :hug:

Always so close :sad:

Apr 6th, 2012, 01:45 AM
LOL - I'm disappointed that only the losers are posting complaints (except Jen ;)).

Where are the rest of the winners?
The winners are not interested in Charleston! Disqualify all of them and let the losers who turn up move into the second round!:p:lol:

Apr 6th, 2012, 02:13 AM
Fleri :bounce:

Fleri / Kath :bounce:

Congrats winners :)

Jen, Sabine, Marteena, Harper, Luna, Berenika :hug:

Apr 6th, 2012, 02:15 AM
Fleri :) This is really your season :worship:

Thank you, Jen :hug:

Apr 6th, 2012, 03:07 AM
Doubles. :tears:

Good luck Ziyi. :)

Apr 6th, 2012, 04:55 AM
LOL - I'm disappointed that only the losers are posting complaints (except Jen ;)).

Where are the rest of the winners?

There is nothing to complaint about ;) :kiss: just enjoying the victory in the quiet way :p

Apr 6th, 2012, 04:56 AM
:p [1]Pamela v Fleri[6] :kiss:

Apr 6th, 2012, 06:33 AM
Oh Gosh, whatever, losing in two tight sets :sad:

Apr 6th, 2012, 07:16 AM
Congratulations Ziyi :)

Full focus on doubles now, Coco :hearts:

Apr 6th, 2012, 09:17 AM
A doubles win :yeah:

Apr 6th, 2012, 01:18 PM
Berenika :hug:

Amelie :dance: Fed Cup will be ours :oh:

Definitely! :devil:

Apr 6th, 2012, 02:40 PM
1R win over [2] Ruflina :bounce: :eek:

2R loss against Jane :sad: :sad:

Doubles wins :bounce:

Keep going Emma/Marteena!!!!!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 6th, 2012, 10:26 PM
Singles Results, Quarterfinals

[6]Fleri Hingisafrilia def. [1]Pamela Bowden 2/6, 7/6(7), 6/2
You can't get much closer than this match and Fleri has plenty good reason to be excited. With a victory over the current #1, she has shown she could possibly be the next top ranked player in the world.

[7]Ziyi Zianzhi def. Cristina-Elena Vladimirescu 7/6(3), 4/6, 7/5
Ziyi really needed this event to regain her confidence as she was in a serious pit. Cristina wasn't an easy opponent today, but with this victory she finds herself n the semifinals.

[5]Chantal Chan def. [Q]Amelie Szczotka-Strozna 7/6(5), 2/6, 6/2
Chantal, whom many thought would replace Pammy at #1, is in a resurgence and takes out the surprise quarterfinalist.

Jane Wong def. Mia Henriksson 7/6(2), 7/6(4)
Jane makes this event one for the Chinese as three of the four semifinalists hail from the reigning Fed Cup nation. Mia continues to do well, despite losing here today.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 6th, 2012, 10:28 PM
Doubles Results, Quarterfinals

Afanasyeva/Im def. [1]Casanova/Taliamanosoko 6/4, 1/6, 7/5
Jennifer and Ruflina, despite their successes, have really hit a slump and continue to lose to surprise teams. This time it was Daria and Yoona.

[4]Anastadis/du Preez def. Banaszek/Torres 7/5, 7/5
Coco and Alex keep up their winning ways and hope to take home the coveted crown of Family Circle Cup champion.

[8]Hingisafrilia/Pryde-Degman def. Anderson/Huubere 2/6, 6/3, 7/6(1)
Fleri (along with Kathleen) had to defeat her Fed Cup compatriots in this tight three set match.

[7]Graf/Mbangu-Zeric def. Pirilenko/Soren 7/5, 1/6, 6/2
Nthama does well with these random doubles partners, every few events, and Charleston looks to be one as she and Sabine take out Yelena and Sam.

Apr 7th, 2012, 12:12 AM
Semifinal in both singles and doubles

Fleri :bounce:

Fleri / Kath :bounce:

Congrats winners :) losers :hug:

Apr 7th, 2012, 01:20 AM
Jane :

I am very proud to make the semifinals, it has been a rare feat for me.

Chantal is an amazing player and had amazing results, it will be tough against her tomorrow.

Apr 7th, 2012, 02:56 AM
Chantal :yeah:
Finally some great wins after those losses in IW and Miami

Playing against Jane :hearts:

Apr 7th, 2012, 08:06 AM
Doubles SF :cheer:

Apr 7th, 2012, 06:55 PM
Three Chinese players in the semi's! At least we'll have one finalist - but hopefully two :) Congrats winners.
Cristina :hug:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 7th, 2012, 07:42 PM
Singles Results, Semifinals

[6]Fleri Hingisafrilia def. [7]Ziyi Zianzhi 7/6(6), 7/6(4)
Fleri continues her amazing will in tiebreakers to power through to the finals, this time against the higher ranked Chinese queen, Ziyi.

[5]Chantal Chan def. Jane Wong 3/6, 7/6(3), 7/5
Chantal had to defeat the player that she grew up watching and did so in come-from-behind action. Jane was tough, but Chantal was a bit quicker in that second set tiebreaker.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 7th, 2012, 07:44 PM
Doubles Results, Semifinals

[4]Anastadis/du Preez def. Afanasyeva/Im 5/7, 7/5, 7/6(5)
Coco and Alex do it again and are going for yet another big title, after an incredibly close semifinal.

[8]Hingisafrilia/Pryde-Degman def. [7]Graf/Mbangu-Zeric 3/6, 6/3, 7/6(6)
Nthama waves goodbye to Charleston as she and Sabine bow out. Meanwhile, along with Kathleen, Fleri finds herself in both finals.

Apr 8th, 2012, 12:36 AM
Getting To Know... Amelie Szczotka-Strozna

Amelie is one of the biggest surprises in this season so far.
In Auckland - her first event as a senior she defeated world no. 2 Ruflina
Taliamanosoko en route to win the title. A week later she won her first doubles
title in Hobart alongside Yanina Wickmayer. After these great successes she
kinda faded away. Now, right at the start of the clay season she made yet another
good result. She qualified for the main draw in Charleston and won two matches
there. We sat down and had a little chat with Amelie after her
quarterfinal loss to Chantal Chan.

Amelie heading to the airport after her quarterfinal loss.

Where is your home town and where did you grew up?
A: I was born in Chorzow, but I grew up in Bytom and that's
were I spent my childhood.

How did you start playing tennis?
A: I started playing when I was 8 years old. I never was into sports
before, but my best friend was practising and she took me to the courts
one time. I hit the ball a few times and I liked it, so my dad signed me
up right away. After some time my friend gave up, but I already loved this sport!

Tell us a little bit about your family?
A:My father, Jakub, is a plastic surgeon and my mom, Melanie, is a
biology teacher. They met at the university. I also have two younger
sisters, Paula and Wiktoria. They are both 16. They were born in the
same year, but they are not twins! That's funny.

How would you describe your game? What are your strengths?
A:I think that I can say that I'm a good all-court player.
I can hit the ball quite hard from both sides. Also my first
serve can be dangerous. Unfortunately, I still have to work
on my second serve - it's really poor. Also consistency
and mentality. There's still a lot to improve in my game,
but I work really hard every day.

And what's your favorite surface?
A:I don't have a favourite one. I like them all!

What's your favorite tournament?
A:Well, it's Auckland obviously! I can't wait for the Wimbledon.
And I like it here, in Charleston, too.

Do you have any friends on tour?
A:Not many yet. I'm quite shy and that's a big problem.
But I like Yanina with whom I won doubles in Hobart, also the other pole
on tour - Berenika Wojnarowska. Miranda Bothavska is a nice girl, too.
And Aveta, I played doubles with her in this tournament.

If you weren't a tennis player, what job would you like to do?
A:I think it would be something related to biology. Maybe a doctor.

How do you relax away from the courts?
A:I listen to music, watch movies or TV series. I'm surfing the internet.
Also when I visit new places I like to go sightseeing. And as every woman
I love shopping!

If you could meet one person in the world, who would it be?
A:That's a tough question. Right now I'm in love with Florence and The
Machine's new album, so I have to say Florence Welch!

What are your short and long-term goals?
A:I don't have any specfic goals. I want improve my game and have fun
on court. Of course my dream is to win a Grand Slam and be no. 1 in the world,
but I focus on other things right now.

Apr 8th, 2012, 02:19 AM
Fleri :bounce: into both (singles & doubles w/Kath) Finals :bounce:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 8th, 2012, 04:13 AM
Nice article Amelie :) You have been a great addition to the tour!

Apr 8th, 2012, 05:28 AM
Chantal into Charleston final "It's an honour for me"

Chantal hits her favourite backhand against veteran Jane Wong in today's semifinal

Charleston, SC, USA Family Circle Cup is among the first events in FWTT Tour, and in its 13th Edition, world No.5 Chantal Chan from Hong Kong reached her second final of the year, defeating her idol Jane Wong in a 2.5-hour thriller, 3-6 7-6(5) 7-5 is the scoreline.

"It's always a great experience for me to play against Jane, although i won all our four encounters, all our matches were three-setters and i had to fight every single point to be victorious, especially on this clay surface, where you have to work on every shots and every steps." "It's an awesome feeling playing on this court full of history, as this is the first event in the 13-year-old FWTT Tour, there is a stellar list of champions and it's a great honour for me to be part of it by playing in the final tomorrow, i will definitely go for it!" She will play against Australian Open champion Fleri Hingisafrilia, who has had an amazing 2012.

About the recent drama concerning the Spanish players, Chantal has the following comments. "Well, they are always known for exciting drama, espcially Vittoria, i saw her running into male strangers in the players' party this week and nearly want to hit her long-time rival Candela Sanchez. Also i saw Regla doing a lot of tricks on other Spanish players, like Marta, who cried throughout the party after being sticked with a chair with a gum on it! I really wish i can have a safe tournament in Barcelona next week and wish they can be more like professionals. (although i kind of enjoy them!)"

Wish everyone a happy easter!

Apr 8th, 2012, 09:23 AM
Good luck Chantal :)

For sure the final would be a tough and exciting match for both of us ;)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 8th, 2012, 02:12 PM
LOL Chantal - I loved the Spanish player revelations. :)

Apr 8th, 2012, 03:34 PM
Congrats Chantal , good luck in the final !

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 8th, 2012, 07:31 PM
Singles Results, Finals

[5]Chantal Chan def. [6]Fleri Hingisafrilia 7/5, 4/6, 7/6(0)
Chantal was the one to finally knock Fleri out of a tiebreak and ultimately the tournament in this third set. She had to fight tooth and nail for her first final (and win over the Australian Open champion) but gets it, securing her place in the top 10.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Apr 8th, 2012, 07:32 PM
Doubles Results, Finals

[8]Hingisafrilia/Pryde-Degman def. [4]Anastadis/du Preez 2/6, 7/5, 6/3
Fleri is able to recoup from her singles loss and join Kathleen on the court for another doubles title. As in singles, the current Australian Open champions, Coco and Alex, lost in the finals here in Charleston.

Apr 9th, 2012, 01:12 AM
OMG Fleri!!!:bounce:
:hug: for your singles...
Congrats to Chantal!
:hug: for Coco and Alex

Apr 9th, 2012, 03:13 AM
Chantal :eek:
Title #2 in 2012

Fleri :hug:
You've been amazing this year

Miracle Worker
Apr 9th, 2012, 10:55 AM
Congrats Chantal :yeah:

Apr 9th, 2012, 11:32 AM
Congrats to Chantal :) And another great week for you Fleri and you got the doubles title :hug:

Apr 10th, 2012, 12:21 AM
Congrats Chantal :)

Fleri / Kath :bounce: Coco/Alex :hug:

Kath, Chantal & Jen :hug: :kiss: