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Caipirinha Guy
Sep 8th, 2012, 07:58 PM
Matkowski said that he will play Australian Open with Kveta which means she is not done yet. ;)

Gallofa
Sep 9th, 2012, 03:50 PM
Excellent news! Do we know if she will be playing with Goerges next year? That could be a good team :D !

GoofyDuck
Sep 9th, 2012, 05:03 PM
TBH Goerges is not good enough, she makes to many stupid UE's ... Lisa Raymond also dumped her. but sure they might achieve some good results sometimes.

kitasss_vlc
Sep 10th, 2012, 12:54 PM
despite the fact I prefer AMG/Hsieh, if Su-Wei doesn't want Anabel to play with her maybe Kveta could try with the Spanish :o

traxillo
Sep 10th, 2012, 03:40 PM
Peschke is still very good, very solid. She makes nearly no mistakes but on the other hand, she doesn't make many winners/points.. Görges as partner could be excellent :)

Simugna Help
Sep 10th, 2012, 05:15 PM
What happened to Peschke and Srebotnik couple?

Drake1980
Sep 10th, 2012, 05:31 PM
:bounce: Hope it's true!

Wojtek
Sep 10th, 2012, 09:21 PM
great news

davidmario
Sep 11th, 2012, 02:40 AM
Peschke is still very good, very solid. She makes nearly no mistakes but on the other hand, she doesn't make many winners/points.. Görges as partner could be excellent :)

:spit:
she hits like 30 winners per match if you count volleys, smash and lobs. She hits super hard and super flat as well.
Goerges just has to work on that backhand. She missed like every return in their last match;)

dencod16
Sep 16th, 2012, 02:31 PM
Based on the US Open, i think Peschke and Gorges makes a good pair, the only problem is the Gorges returns.

davidmario
Sep 17th, 2012, 08:36 PM
Based on the US Open, i think Peschke and Gorges makes a good pair, the only problem is the Gorges returns.

this. they are very dependent on them. against vania/slava she hit her returns in and they were rocking as a team, while against the italians she had an off day and that really didnt allow much more.

Jane Lane
Sep 18th, 2012, 05:10 PM
Apparently she's going to play with ALG. :shrug:

davidmario
Sep 18th, 2012, 09:01 PM
Apparently she's going to play with ALG. :shrug:

:facepalm:
the fittest 37-year-old with one of the unfittest 27-year-old.
they didn't do well against Hlavackova/Hradecka while Goerges/Peschke did...

Well but at least German will be the spoken language ;)

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 18th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Gr8 news! :bounce:

Sammo
Sep 18th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Cool

crazillo
Sep 19th, 2012, 12:44 PM
:facepalm:
the fittest 37-year-old with one of the unfittest 27-year-old.
they didn't do well against Hlavackova/Hradecka while Goerges/Peschke did...

Well but at least German will be the spoken language ;)

Well, ALG is a skilled doubles player, but I agree on the fitness issue. We'll see. :(

davidmario
Oct 3rd, 2012, 06:23 AM
lDigeJIqfV8
:eek: what a great team:worship:

Barktra
Oct 3rd, 2012, 06:24 AM
lDigeJIqfV8
:eek: what a great team:worship:

That is Ashely harkelroad not alg

davidmario
Oct 3rd, 2012, 07:03 AM
That is Ashely harkelroad not alg

Do you see me claiming it was ALG in this thread?:wavey:

davidmario
Oct 3rd, 2012, 07:05 AM
Sarasota's Peschke doubles up on tennis career


SARASOTA - When Kveta Peschke first picked up a tennis racket, at the age of 6, the nearest court was at a club just a quick five-minute walk from her home in the eastern part of the Czech Republic.

Today, at the ripe old age of 37, Peschke's trip to a court is even more convenient. All she needs to do is take a few quick steps out the back door of her home in eastern Sarasota County and she can begin another long practice session on her own private hard court.

Success has its perks and Peschke has found her reward, with the help of a tennis racket, as one of the world's top doubles players.

At an age when most professional tennis players are on the sidelines recalling past triumphs, Peschke continues to compete. Not ready to leave the game, she remains excited about the present. And even guardedly confident about the future.

"It's a funny thing when you are playing against girls who are 20 and you are beating them," Peschke said. "It gives you satisfaction, because you are fit and you can do it."

A doubles specialist, Peschke — who appears as fit as she has ever been — has been having lots of laughs beating up on the younger generation with regularity.

Whether it is women's doubles or mixed doubles, Peschke has found her groove late in her career and has discovered a way to remain in the game while collecting money and memories.

Her latest achievement came at the U.S. Open a little more than a week ago when she teamed with Marcin Matkowski to reach the final of the mixed doubles event. The run to the final in this year's final Grand Slam tournament comes a little more than one year after she won her first Grand Slam title, teaming with Katarina Srebotnik to win women's doubles at Wimbledon. That triumph resulted in Peschke becoming the oldest woman to be ranked No. 1 in the world.

Though a Grand Slam title came late in her career, her success in doubles began quickly after Peschke made the conscious decision to concentrate on that part of the sport in 2007 — at the age of 32.

"We thought, I always played well in doubles and maybe this was a way we can still enjoy being a part of the sport," Peschke said about the decision she made with her husband. Tortsten. "We thought we would give it a chance for a while and see how it went."

Five years later it is still going. And going splendidly.

Peschke has earned nearly $4 million in a career that that has included 23 WTA doubles titles and eight more ITF wins. In addition to winning Wimbledon with Srebotnik the two combined to reach the doubles final at the French Open in 2010.

But maybe more impressive is that Peschke has reached the final in three U.S. Open tournaments — with three different partners.

In 2006 it was Martin Damm, who now lives in Bradenton. In 2010 she got there with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. And this month she reached the final with Matowski.

Three different years, three different partners. The only constant was Peschke.

At this year's U.S. Open, Peschke and Matowski held a pair of match points in the super tiebreaker before falling 6-7 (10-8), 6-1, 12-10 to Ekaterinia Makarova and Bruno Soares in the championship match.

"The super tiebreaker is always a little tricky," Peschke said. "It can go either way. We had two match points and couldn't make them.

"Sometimes match point can be the hardest to win. That hurt a lot."

That pain pales in comparison to the pair of knee surgeries she underwent early in her career and the abdominal injury she suffered in 2009. Injuries, along with the success she had when she did play doubles, played a part in the decision to concentrate on doubles.

"We just felt it would be a good idea to go in that direction," Peschke said. "We thought maybe doubles would not be as hard on the body, that maybe the body needed a break,"

And here it is 2012 and Peschke is near the top of her game.

Peschke picked Matowski just two weeks before the U.S. Open after Mike Bryan — who she had been playing with her in a couple of events — chose to stick with Lisa Raymond, who he won Wimbledon with earlier in the summer.

Changing partners is part of the process for many players and Peschke has chosen a new partner in women's doubles for next year. She will be teaming with Anna-Lena Groenefeld, who has won 11 doubles titles and has been ranked as high as No. 14 in singles in 2006. Groenefeld spent time in Sarasota this past week working with Peschke on their doubles strategy.

"We will see how it goes," Peschke said. "It seems very positive. We want to make some more titles."

Peschke has always had a penchant for doubles, even when she was concentrating on singles — where she reached a career-high ranking of No. 26 in 2005. By 2007, already in her 30s, she had played her last singles match on the WTA tour and was convinced her future was in doubles.

"I think my volleys are the best part of my game," she explains about her strengths in doubles. "And I have a strong return game."

What's more, she has what her husband Torstenclaims are the best hands on the women's tour as far as reflexes.

"When she is playing mixed, she is not scared," Torsten Peschke says. "A lot of the girls are scared because the man is so powerful. Kveta will not turn away."

"I love winning points against the men," Kveta admits.

Kveta Peschke chooses a tournament at Indian Wells in California and an event in Stuttgart, Germany as her favorite events on the tour. And While her win at Wimbledon remains the highlight of her career, perhaps Peschke's favorite match was a loss in the 2006 U.S. Open.

Peschke lists Martina Navratilova, who was born in Czechoslovakia, as her favorite player. In a touch of irony, Peschke played against her tennis idol in Navratilova's last match as a professional. Navratilova and Bob Bryan beat Peschke and Damm to win the U.S. Open mixed doubles crown. It was Navratilova's final Grand Slam title and came just a month before she turned 50.

"What she did was so impressive," Peschke said.

So does that mean Peschke might be still kicking around professional tennis at the age of 50?

"Fifty? I don't think so," Peschke says. "I will probably not be a second Martina.

We would like to focus on next year, and then we will see. You never like to say there is an end and players have a tough time calling it."

Though the traveling gets tougher as the years add up, at least Peschke doesn't have to go far to locate a practice court.

what a nice article:worship:

spiceboy
Oct 3rd, 2012, 09:41 AM
what a nice article:worship:

Indeed. Thanks for sharing :D

Meanwhile in Beijing, Kveta & AL just won the first set of their 2nd round match :bounce:

F4CU
Oct 4th, 2012, 07:58 PM
w00t cool