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The Daviator
Jan 7th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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ASB Classic, Auckland

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Week 1 * Plexi Tier III * Draw Size 16

S1 Winner - Severine Bremond
S2 Winner - Amelie Mauresmo
S3 Winner - Alicia Molik
S4 Winner - Alicia Molik
S5 Winner - Maria Kirilenko
S6 Winner - Maria Kirilenko
S7 Winner - Maria Kirilenko

Auckland, NZL - Welcome to New Zealand, and the first event of the eighth season on the ATC! Veterans, comeback queens and newcomers all make up the field in the this first event of the plexi season. Can the legendary MK win an unprecedented 4th Auckland Slam? We'll soon find out, good luck to MK all!

Points Deadline - Friday 21:00 CET

The Daviator
Jan 7th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Beltrame 4
Date-Krumm 3
Dementieva 1
Gajdosova 2
Goerges 0
Hantuchova 2
Henin 3
Hercog 2
Hingis 4
Ivanovic 0
Kirilenko 4
Myskina 4
Oudin 0
Rezai 3
Sharapova 1
S. Williams 2
Wozniacki 0

The Daviator
Jan 7th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Daniela Hantuchova(1) v Jarmila Gajdosova
Julia Goerges v Polona Hercog(5)

Caroline Wozniacki(8) v Serena Williams
Martina Hingis v Maria Sharapova(4)

Justine Henin(3) v Qualifier
Aravane Rezai v Elena Dementieva(6)

Anastasia Myskina(7) v Melanie Oudin
Kimiko Date-Krumm v Maria Kirilenko(2)

Qualifying
Severine Beltrame v Ana Ivanovic

The Daviator
Jan 7th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Kirilenko

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Henin

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Sharapova
Hantuchova

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Myskina
Oudin

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Rezai
Hingis
Wozniacki

Barktra
Jan 7th, 2013, 09:58 PM
So close to defend my AO points :sobbing:

Kəv.
Jan 7th, 2013, 10:35 PM
Finally no qualifying for Jarks :oh:

.Andrew.
Jan 7th, 2013, 11:06 PM
ATC is back :dance:

moodin0931
Jan 7th, 2013, 11:45 PM
Wozniacki a seed :eek:

Also since it is a new season please sign up for doubles and make teams :sobbing:

It will help increase drama greatly (pm if interested and then post teams here) :)

Natash.
Jan 8th, 2013, 03:15 AM
Oooh doubles would be fun :hearts:

moodin0931
Jan 10th, 2013, 07:51 PM
^It looks like you're the only one :sad:

goOudinUSA
Jan 11th, 2013, 02:24 AM
So when does this begin?

MH0861
Jan 11th, 2013, 06:23 PM
MK needs a few more hours to send :o

The Daviator
Jan 11th, 2013, 08:56 PM
So when does this begin?

Just 5 points in, so not til Sunday at least :o You'll get used to these delays, don't worry ;)

goOudinUSA
Jan 11th, 2013, 08:58 PM
Ok. :lol: I believe I've sent. :)

MH0861
Jan 12th, 2013, 04:10 PM
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THE QUEEN HAS ARRIVED IN AUCKLAND!

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 12th, 2013, 04:12 PM
Sending now.

Barktra
Jan 12th, 2013, 04:13 PM
Sending in a few hours

The Daviator
Jan 12th, 2013, 07:53 PM
9 pts in + PMs sent so play will commence tomorrow :cool:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 14th, 2013, 10:52 PM
9 pts in + PMs sent so play will commence tomorrow :cool:

Yeah right.:oh:

Justin SW
Jan 14th, 2013, 11:57 PM
sending now!

moodin0931
Jan 15th, 2013, 12:16 AM
:cheer:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2013, 06:08 PM
Yeah right.:oh:

Sorry :sobbing: R1 coming up! :D

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2013, 06:11 PM
Qualifying


Beltrame def. Ivanovic 6-7(6) 6-3 6-4

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2013, 06:16 PM
Round of 16

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

Polished and efficient start for our #1 :yeah: It will be interesting to see how she does as #1 with just a few aces :p At least no more qualies for you, Jarka :sobbing:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2013, 06:19 PM
Round of 16

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Hercog(5) def. Goerges
7-6(5) 6-4

Polona spent S7 in the 5-8 range, this season she will be looking to break the top 3 :yeah: So nice to see you back Marta Julia :D

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2013, 06:22 PM
Round of 16

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S. Williams def. Wozniacki(8)
6-3 6-1

Impressive start for Serena, she'll be one to watch on plexi :yeah: Poor lil Woz swept aside :sobbing: :p Caro :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2013, 06:28 PM
Round of 16

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Hingis def. Sharapova(4)
7-6(4) 6-1

Hingis may be low-ranked, but with 4 aces, she will be one of the main players on this surface. She begins S8 with a high-profile scalp in Sharapova :yeah: Maria :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2013, 06:33 PM
Round of 16

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Henin(3) def. Beltrame(Q)
4-6 6-3 7-6(4)

The biggest story of S8 so far is the return of Severine! :eek: The winner of Auckland way back in S1 and the first ever ATC #1 :eek: We'll see how she does in the modern-day game :cool: She produced an impressive fight, but Ju was a very tough draw and she just edged her in the end :hug: Justine :yeah:

Natash.
Jan 16th, 2013, 06:40 PM
Ughhh I'm so bad :o

Grats Polona.

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2013, 06:50 PM
Round of 16

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Rezai def. Dementieva(6)
6-3 3-6 7-6(7)

Absolutely nothing between these two, Aravane just pipped Lena to the post at the death :yeah: So close Lena :hug:

moodin0931
Jan 16th, 2013, 06:59 PM
:oh:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2013, 07:02 PM
Round of 16

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Myskina(7) def. Oudin
7-5 4-6 6-4

Bit of a scare for Myskina but she pulled through in the end :yeah: She should be very dangerous on plexi with a full set of aces to her name. Mel :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2013, 07:06 PM
Round of 16

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

MK begins S8 by giving us all a heart attack :sobbing: She rallies from 6-7 0-3 down to keep her amazing Auckland run going :worship: Now for a clash of 4-acers against Myskina :eek: Ana :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 16th, 2013, 07:10 PM
Updated Draw

Daniela Hantuchova(1) v Polona Hercog(5)

Serena Williams v Martina Hingis

Justine Henin(3) v Aravane Rezai

Anastasia Myskina(7) v Maria Kirilenko(2)

MH0861
Jan 16th, 2013, 08:17 PM
What a scoreline :o But onwards and upwards :D

moodin0931
Jan 16th, 2013, 08:29 PM
^:cheer:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 16th, 2013, 10:25 PM
Didn't know I was facing a 4-acer in the first round.:lol: :rolleyes: :oh: But at least I won.:cheer: Severine :hug:

Rezai next.:oh:

.Andrew.
Jan 17th, 2013, 12:56 AM
Thank you Dani :hearts: A win to start S8 :)

Kəv.
Jan 17th, 2013, 03:04 AM
:sobbing:

The Daviator
Jan 18th, 2013, 08:29 PM
QFs on the way.

The Daviator
Jan 18th, 2013, 08:31 PM
Quarter-Finals

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

Dani shows no sign of letting up her S7 results, into the semis already :yeah: Polo always pushes Dani but just falls short :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 18th, 2013, 08:34 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Hingis def. S. Williams
6-3 7-6(6)

S7's best newcomer simply had to much power for Williams today and despite a second set wobble, books her spot in the last four :yeah: Rena :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 18th, 2013, 08:37 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Henin(3) def. Rezai
7-6(6) 6-7(2) 7-6(6)

Well this one was quite the epic! Three long sets that went right down to the wire, somehow Ju managed to close it out :yeah: Aravane :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 18th, 2013, 08:40 PM
Quarter-Finals

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

It seems MK shook off the rust in the first round, as she was back to her best today :yeah: Henin stands between the Queen and a SIXTH consecutive Auckland final :speakles: Nastya just lacking a bit of the sharpness that MK has :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 18th, 2013, 08:43 PM
Updated Draw

Daniela Hantuchova(1) v Martina Hingis

Justine Henin(3) v Maria Kirilenko(2)

.Andrew.
Jan 18th, 2013, 09:42 PM
Thank you Dani :hearts: Only 3/4 acers left, time to step it up :armed:

Polona :hug:

moodin0931
Jan 19th, 2013, 12:22 AM
Anyone double with Caro?

MH0861
Jan 19th, 2013, 02:04 AM
Lets be real, doubles is never gonna happen in ATC :lol:

Keep it going MK! :drool:

moodin0931
Jan 19th, 2013, 02:07 AM
I know :p

Uranium
Jan 19th, 2013, 02:10 AM
7-6(6) is what point diff?

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 19th, 2013, 04:33 AM
Quarter-Finals

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Henin(3) def. Rezai
7-6(6) 6-7(2) 7-6(6)

Well this one was quite the epic! Three long sets that went right down to the wire, somehow Ju managed to close it out :yeah: Aravane :hug:
:oh: :cheer: Amazing match. Now I know how you won the slam.:oh:

Quarter-Finals

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

It seems MK shook off the rust in the first round, as she was back to her best today :yeah: Henin stands between the Queen and a SIXTH consecutive Auckland final :speakles: Nastya just lacking a bit of the sharpness that MK has :hug:
I don't mind being the antagonist.:devil:

Anyone double with Caro?
None.:oh:

Lets be real, doubles is never gonna happen in ATC :lol:

+1.

7-6(6) is what point diff?
probably 1 or 2 :oh: :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 19th, 2013, 07:01 PM
SFs coming up.

The Daviator
Jan 19th, 2013, 07:03 PM
Semi-Finals

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Hantuchova(1) def. Hingis
3-6 7-6(5) 6-4

Dani battles to overcome a 2-ace deficit to reach her sixth final in her last eight events :speakles: :worship: Martina :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 19th, 2013, 07:06 PM
Semi-Finals

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

Queen MK :bowdown: 6th straight final here and closing in on a 4th straight title :eek: Justine fought bravely :hug:

The Daviator
Jan 19th, 2013, 07:07 PM
3rd final in the last 4 events between our top two :eek: Dani and MK are turning into quite the rivalry!

MH0861
Jan 19th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Legendary :worship: :drool:

.Andrew.
Jan 19th, 2013, 10:26 PM
Thank you Dani :hearts:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 20th, 2013, 01:43 AM
At least won a set this time.:oh: Congrats MK!:cheer:
Now let's see if Dani can pull the upset.:oh:

winlaw
Jan 20th, 2013, 01:48 AM
Congrats Dani! :cheer:

moodin0931
Jan 20th, 2013, 10:19 AM
Kiri! :hearts:

The Daviator
Jan 20th, 2013, 07:16 PM
Final on the way.

The Daviator
Jan 20th, 2013, 07:20 PM
Final

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Hantuchova(1) v Kirilenko(2)

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Kirilenko(2) leads Hantuchova(1) 6-4

The Daviator
Jan 20th, 2013, 07:27 PM
Final

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Hantuchova(1) v Kirilenko(2)

Kirilenko leads Hantuchova 6-4

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Kirilenko(2) def. Hantuchova(1)
6-4 6-4

MK :worship: Creating history with each passing win, an unprecedented 4th consecutive win here :bowdown: And a 15th title win overall, giving her the record for most titles for any player in ATC history :eek: Just keep this going during Melbourne! :sobbing: Dani should be pleased with this result, she's off to a bright start in S8 :yeah:

MH0861
Jan 20th, 2013, 07:29 PM
"Thank you Kiri :hearts: "

:D what a nice ATC tradition to kick off seasons like this!

.Andrew.
Jan 20th, 2013, 09:57 PM
Thank you Dani :hearts:

A finals result is not a bad result at all, anyway it's only Auckland :) Hope to continue the form into Gold Coast :dance:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 20th, 2013, 10:16 PM
:lol: Congrats MK!:yeah:

MH0861
Jan 21st, 2013, 03:43 AM
"Irresponsible" Hantuchova angers New Zealand locals
Auckland GOAT Kirilenko saves the day in a 6-4 6-4 whitewash

AUCKLAND, NZ-- Top ranked Daniela Hantuchova has created a whirlwind of controversy across New Zealand on Sunday after being pummeled by three-time defending champion Maria Kirilenko in the finals of the ASB classic 6-4 6-4.

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When asked on court about her play at this week's event, Hantuchova said this "Was not a bad result, anyway it's only Auckland", clearly degrading a city that has always such strong support for the ATC tour. The crowds gasped, booed, shouted and many tears were shed in utter shock.

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The crowds of Auckland react to Hantuchova

This event is just the latest in a string of bad PR for the Slovak, who is also largely blamed for the deaths of two Senior Citizens, a dog, a parakeet and justice as we know it in the infamous Moscow riots of December 2012.

"I absolutely love Auckland, and it's not called the 5th slam on tour for nothing" said Kirilenko to massive cheers. "I think I speak for everyone when I say we wish we could have the old Daniela back. I'm not sure if getting to #1 and winning a slam has gone to her head, or if she's just mad that I've beaten her in yet another final, but she really needs to get it together or perhaps take some medication to find herself again. She is just irresponsible. I think we should all keep her in our prayers".

Afterwards, Kirilenko spent 4 minutes volunteering in the ghetto-est neighborhoods of Auckland, one minute for each of her Auckland titles, confirming exactly why a humanitarian award has been named in her honor. :hearts:

.Andrew.
Jan 21st, 2013, 01:45 PM
Kiri :hysteric: Maybe not the best choice of words, but I wasn't actually trying to throw any shade :lol:

moodin0931
Jan 21st, 2013, 02:35 PM
OMG I absolutely love you Kiri :hysteric: :sobbing:

But you'll be getting into some drama the next time you play the Wozinator :oh: