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auntie janie
Mar 18th, 2003, 02:44 PM
Mara is off to a good start with a 6-0 7-6(2) win over Milagros Sequera. Keep going Mara! :D

auntie janie
Mar 18th, 2003, 02:58 PM
Age:21 Rank:129

Why I like her:
http://digilander.libero.it/mollyweb/marasantangeloviso.jpg

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 18th, 2003, 04:29 PM
another Mara pic

http://www.federtennis.it/news/_upload/pop_Santangelo%202%2015%20copia.JPG

Calliope.
Mar 18th, 2003, 06:19 PM
Go Mara!!!

auntie janie
Mar 18th, 2003, 07:53 PM
Well fancy that, Mara is indeed on the Sarasota "Next-In Qualifying" List -- in the final position! Doesn't look too promising! :(

However, on the Tier 5 Casablanca (same week as Sarasota) commitment list, Mara is in a solid position on the Qualifying list. That should be a great opportunity for her. Birng your lucky fishing hat from the photo, Mara! :)

Calliope.
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:24 PM
Some pics ;)

auntie janie
Mar 22nd, 2003, 10:24 PM
Thanks, MartaHingisFan! :D :D :D

Mara looks so friendly! Her friendly face is what made me a fan. :)
I hope she will have a great year. Since I have no idea what her game is like, I am reluctant to make any predictions for her, but I'd love to see her reach the top 60 this year!

Calliope.
Mar 23rd, 2003, 07:25 PM
i "saw" her in ortisei final on italian tv. but i was ill and i was sleepeng :p she is a baseliner and... yes she can reach top 60/70 this yr

auntie janie
Mar 31st, 2003, 03:41 PM
Thanks, MartaHingisFan! :wavey:

Mara is in the Casablanca MAIN DRAW. :eek:
First up is seeded player Patricia Wartusch. They play on Tuesday.

Good luck, Mara!! :wavey:

auntie janie
Apr 1st, 2003, 03:22 PM
Mara lost to Patricia 4 & 3. :sad:

The good thing was, she did fight back from 0-3 down in the 2nd set. I am happy she did not give up at that point but kept fighting. It's just to bad she had to face Patricia right off the bat! :mad:

Best of luck in your next event, Mara! :hearts:

auntie janie
Apr 3rd, 2003, 10:19 PM
Mara is playing in the Diann, France $50K next week. She is 5th on the Commitment list. :)

Good luck, Mara! :wavey:

Calliope.
Apr 5th, 2003, 06:22 PM
Good luck! :bounce:

auntie janie
Apr 8th, 2003, 12:54 PM
Mara starts against Russian player Galina Fokina. Good luck, Mara! :)

Calliope.
Apr 8th, 2003, 05:45 PM
:bounce: :worship:

auntie janie
Apr 9th, 2003, 10:17 PM
Mara starts her campaign in Dinan very well with a convincing 7-5, 6-1 victory over Fokina. :)

Keep it up, Mara! This title can be yours! :wavey:

Calliope.
Apr 10th, 2003, 01:13 PM
2r: (5)Mara Santangelo (ITA) vs (q)Magdalena Zdenovcova (CZE)
:bounce:

auntie janie
Apr 10th, 2003, 11:50 PM
Mara won.:)

Unfortunately, Magdalena retired at 1-0 in the 2nd set. :sad: But I am convinced that Mara would have won anwyay, if the match had been completed; she did, after all, win the first set. :)

Keep going, Mara! :D

Calliope.
Apr 11th, 2003, 11:06 AM
QF: (5)Mara Santangelo (ITA) vs (1)Evgenia Koulikovskaya (RUS)

Good luck! :bounce:

auntie janie
Apr 11th, 2003, 05:01 PM
Oh, she is playing the top seed! :eek:

Well good luck, Mara! I know you can beat her. :D

auntie janie
Apr 11th, 2003, 07:39 PM
Mara lost, 3-6, 1-6. :mad:

Well I guess there is a reason Evgenia was the top seed! :)

Best of luck in your next tournament, Mara! :kiss:

Calliope.
Apr 12th, 2003, 12:00 PM
:sad: Great tournament Mara... Well Evgenia is too strong now....

auntie janie
Apr 16th, 2003, 03:44 PM
I am so happy to see that Mara will play for the Fed Cup team! I hope she has a great experience! :D

Calliope.
Apr 19th, 2003, 07:09 PM
Yep! Go Mara and go Italy! :D :bounce:

auntie janie
Aug 20th, 2003, 09:30 PM
Congrats to Mara! She won her first round US Open Q match. (Hope she did not wear herself out doing so!)

auntie janie
Aug 22nd, 2003, 04:48 PM
Mara won her 2nd round match, again in 3 tough sets. Now in suffocating heat, she is up a set on BARBORA STRYCOVA.

FORZA, MARA!!! Keep it up & get into the main draw! :bounce:

auntie janie
Aug 22nd, 2003, 07:28 PM
Mara's in the US Open!!!! Way to go, kid!!!

GoSandrine
Aug 23rd, 2003, 02:50 AM
Congratulations Mara! Another Italian in the main draw!!! :D :D

Although she's placed against Tathiana. :( Hopefully I'll be able to catch this one in person as I'm dying to get a look at her. Not sure if top half is playing Monday or Tuesday but I may not be able to make Monday's matches. :(

Bright side is one of these Italian ladies will make it to Round Two. :)

Hi Janie :wavey:

auntie janie
Aug 23rd, 2003, 02:04 PM
Hi GoSandrine!! I hope you will get to see this match! I would love to hear about it. :)

auntie janie
Jan 23rd, 2004, 07:05 PM
Mara's Original Thread is BACK!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 23rd, 2004, 07:23 PM
thanx Janie :)
Mara's original thread is back :)

and a pic of her in a "Fishing Hat" ;) :D

Darop.
Jan 23rd, 2004, 09:36 PM
Forza Mara vs, Justine, though u probably wont beat her (prove me wrong :p) but you'll be playing on central court, so you can get some new fans, and show everyone what you're made of.;)

AleOrtu
Jan 24th, 2004, 01:24 AM
Buena suerte Mara! Ojalá le gane a Justine!!

I have put some pictures of Eleni vs. Mara (third round) in my site about Eleni Daniilidou and Mara is there. Not close pictures, but you can see her at the beggining (in the coin toss) and at the end, when she shake Lena´s hand.

GoSandrine
Jan 24th, 2004, 02:29 PM
I forgot I ever posted here lol! :o

And I never reported back in this thread on her match against Tax in New York although I believe I did post it somewhere. Alzheimer's setting in early. :cuckoo:

Thanks again for the pictures Catriel. :bigwave:

Keep the faith Mara. You have nothing to lose against Justine! Go get her! :kiss: :fiery:

auntie janie
Jan 24th, 2004, 09:47 PM
This is a tough one for me -- Justine is my favorite player of all. :sad:

But dario88 is right -- a lot of new people will get a chance to see Mara for the first time. I myself have never seen her play, but I doubt she will get on US tv! :mad:
I hope she does great, plays aggressively the way she has been doing, and pushes Justine so that Justine has to play her very best tennis to beat her. :):):)

It's cool that Mara's got this Cheering thread that's close to a year old. She's new to the rest of the world, but not to the posters of the Italian Renaissance forum of wtaworld. ! :kiss: Now our secret is out!

Thanks for the pics, Catriel. I am a big Eleni fan, as well. :hearts:

Darop.
Jan 24th, 2004, 09:53 PM
Mara plays tonight, eurosport will surely be showing her! :woohoo: I cant wait!

auntie janie
Jan 25th, 2004, 02:01 AM
Pls. report for us afterward, dario88! :D

GoSandrine
Jan 25th, 2004, 04:11 AM
Mara lost 6-1, 7-6(5) but a terrific effort against the world's number one.

Great tournament Hon. :hug:

Hoping they show it on tape after Andre's match. :)

AleOrtu
Jan 25th, 2004, 04:16 AM
Sorry I had only two pictures of Mara. But I surfed the web and only find a junior picture, that is why I adviced you, there is not usual (today) to find her photo. After this week her face will be all arround :D

:sad: I was sure she could win! When she was 4-2 in the second set, and later serving for set, I though Henin was lost, thinking she was playing to a kid and find a real good player! But Henin is the N°1 and she revived with the blink of an eye.

I respect Mara very much, no matter today result. After see how she defeated Eleni, and the hard she had to fight since the qualy... wow, I like Mara very much. She is a fighter, like Guillermo Cañas.
And she is pretty ;) I should love to invite her to dance or have dinner :hearts:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 25th, 2004, 07:38 AM
Mara page http://digilander.libero.it/mollyweb/marasantangelotennis.htm

Mara in Fishing Hat pics ;)
http://digilander.libero.it/mollyweb/marasantangelo5.jpg
http://digilander.libero.it/mollyweb/marasantangelo3.jpg

Darop.
Jan 25th, 2004, 10:58 AM
Sorry guys, I satyed awake to watch the match, but then fell asleep in front of the tv, i even tried staying as uncomfortable as possible :o :sad:

All i know is that she had 3 set point in the 2nd set...

auntie janie
Jan 26th, 2004, 05:58 PM
Mara had a great Aus Open and I am really proud of her. Reaching a tiebreak against the #1 player in the world, in a Slam, is a real accomplishment. :):):)

Thanks for trying, dario88! :)

Thx for more fishin' hat pics, Eggy! That was quite a find, that site! :D

auntie janie
Feb 2nd, 2004, 12:12 AM
Mara's new Rank is 88. Woohoo! :bounce::kiss:

GoSandrine
Feb 7th, 2004, 08:03 PM
Update on Mara...

She lost a tough three setter to Martina Sucha in Ortisei. :( Hopefully this is only a hiccup.

Keep climbing Mara!http://smileys.******************/cat/7/7_10_1.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001)

Darop.
Feb 7th, 2004, 08:07 PM
camon mara, keep on going!

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 13th, 2004, 11:10 AM
February 10, 2004

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Getting to Know...
Mara Santangelo

Mara Santangelo couldn't have asked for a happier New Year than the one she enjoyed in Australia. Arriving down under with a WTA Singles Ranking of No.138, the 22-year-old Italian returned home 50 spots higher and inside the Top 100 for the very first time. Compatriots proved to be the stumbling blocks early in her January campaign, falling to Tathiana Garbin in Auckland and Silvia Farina in Canberra. However, it was in Melbourne the 1.81 metre Santangelo made herself known.

Qualifying for the main draw of the Australian Open (her second career major appearance), Santangelo defeated No.16 seed Magui Serna, former Top 10 player Barbara Schett and No.19 seed Eleni Daniilidou—all in three sets—to reach the fourth round, one of two Italian women to do so (alongside Farina Elia).

While she may have fallen to Justine Henin-Hardenne in straight sets, the world No.1 and eventual champion didn't have it all her own way. Santangelo led a service break in the second set, which Henin-Hardenne only managed to win in a tie-break.

Santangelo's attacking, serve-and-volley style turned more than a few heads in Melbourne. Her poise, considering the fact she was playing only the fourth WTA Tour main draw of her career was even more impressive.

Santangelo lists Martina Navratilova as her idol and her forehand as her biggest weapon. She aspires to taste Grand Slam success at the All England Club one day.

Her early Grand Slam results suggest there's a pretty good chance this Italian could feature prominently in major events in the future.

How did you get involved in tennis?
I started playing at nine. My parents introduced me to the game. My family owned a local hotel where we lived, and there was a court at the hotel, so I would play there.

You obviously had a great run in Melbourne. What were you thinking when you defeated Daniilidou and reached the Round of 16?
I was just so happy because it meant that all of my hard work paid off and it was just a little way that I could repay my friends and family for always supporting me. I think that this Australian Open is one of my most memorable experiences.

Does your family usually travel with you?
My coach (Daniele Moretti) usually travels with me.

Does anyone in your family play tennis?
My brother, Matteo, also plays. My mom and dad played but not anymore.

Do you have any other sports interests?
I like to watch soccer and I like to play volleyball and basketball. For off-court training, I also do some running and swimming.

What are some of your hobbies?
I love to go sightseeing, especially in historical cities. I like to learn about different cultures and societies. Traveling is one of my favorite things about being on the Tour.

What is the least favorite thing about being a professional tennis player?
It's very difficult to be away from my family. My favorite place to be is home because I get to be with them.

How would you describe yourself?
I would say that I'm very sensitive, and I like to always have fun.

Who do you admire, tennis or non-tennis?
In tennis, Martina Navratilova because when I was growing up; she was the best player. She played wonderful tennis, a great serve and volleyer, and she still plays great tennis now. I also admire my grandmother because she is just a wonderful person.

How would you describe your style of play?
I like to serve and volley. My favorite shot is the volley, but I think that my best shot is my forehand.

What are your career goals, short- or long-term?
For this year, I want to be in the Top 100. I would love to win Wimbledon, which is probably my favorite tournament because when I was young, I thought it was the best. As for my career, Top 10.

Darop.
Feb 13th, 2004, 12:48 PM
Wow, very nice ;)

FORZA MARA! :woohoo:

GoSandrine
Feb 15th, 2004, 04:07 AM
Nice article and interview, Eggy. Thanks for posting. :)

Darop.
Mar 14th, 2004, 08:15 PM
Mara lost 6-0 6-0 vs davenport in Miami rd 2 :o

Good luck in Miami!

avada
Mar 19th, 2004, 09:23 PM
il santangelo di mara ed il pennetta di flavia sono bei

avada
Mar 21st, 2004, 05:58 AM
mara will plays bauch and lomb for next

Darop.
Mar 22nd, 2004, 07:39 PM
Mara won 1st round quallies of Miami 6-0 6-4 vs drake! :yeah:

Good luck!

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 22nd, 2004, 08:56 PM
Mara :yeah: well done :)

avada
Mar 23rd, 2004, 12:44 AM
well dones mara

WRTATOUR
Mar 24th, 2004, 08:06 PM
Mara plays vs. SUcha in the 1st round, and then vs Farina ELia!

Darop.
Mar 25th, 2004, 08:27 PM
Mara beat Sucha 6-3 6-0 6-4! :wohoo:

Hit 7 aces, freat match!

Darop.
Apr 5th, 2004, 09:55 AM
Mara lost 2-6 6-2 6-1 in last round of quallies, but i think she will be a LL because she was top seed!! :D

GoSandrine
Apr 6th, 2004, 03:21 AM
She is a LL but drew Paola first round :(

Oh well, opportunity for bonus points, go Mara! :yippee:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 6th, 2004, 09:52 AM
good luck Mara :) you can bt Paola

Darop.
Apr 8th, 2004, 02:07 PM
She lost to Paola 2 and 3... Well, Paola is a clay court specialist, and Mara's worst surface is clay...

Now that I noticed, Mara has quite a strange grip on her backhand!! :eek:

GoSandrine
May 25th, 2004, 04:55 AM
Disappointing first round RG loss to Yuliana Feddak today, 6-3, 6-1. :sobbing:

GoSandrine
Aug 4th, 2004, 04:43 AM
omg where has this thread gone? :o

Mara beat Asa Svensson 6-1,6-4 opening round in Stockholm. :bigclap: Welcome back to the winner's circle, Mara. :hearts: :kiss:

Other updates below:

Wimbledon (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100010300) Great Britain SL 21 Jun 2004 to 04 Jul 2004 Entry : DA Grass (O)

128Lhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20010170&opponent=20003273) Rita GRANDE (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20003273) (ITA) 5-7 5-7

Eastbourne Q Draw (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100010350) Great Britain WT 12 Jun to 13 Jun Entry:DA Grass (O)

32Lhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20010170&opponent=20000724) Martina NAVRATILOVA (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20000724) (USA) 4-6 3-6

Birmingham (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100010340) Great Britain WT 07 Jun 2004 to 13 Jun 2004 Entry : DAGrass (O)

64Lhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20010170&opponent=100003912) Jamea JACKSON (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100003912) (USA) 4-6 2-6

DRF
Aug 4th, 2004, 11:29 AM
Mara got wallopped today 6-4 6-0 by Chladkova, but at least she wonthe other day. She needs some more wins now.

GoSandrine
Sep 1st, 2004, 01:23 PM
Mara looked very nice but her game did not. She made way too many errors against Tax and got pummelled. Hopefully she right her game and can get through a few qualifying rounds in the indoor season to get her ranking up again.

GoSandrine
Sep 3rd, 2004, 03:09 PM
Mara and American Jennifer Russell lost a very tough match against the 15th seeds Sugiyama/Dementieva 6-1,6-7(3),7-5. So close! :sobbing:

Great effort Mara :kiss: Hopefully some better results this fall. :)

GoSandrine
Jan 15th, 2005, 09:11 AM
Time to resurrect this thread.

Mara comes into Oz the sight of her amazing run here last year to the fourth round ranked 85. She meets hometown Aussie Evie Dominikovic in Round One - a winnable match.

Go Mara!!! :bounce:

GoSandrine
Jan 18th, 2005, 01:54 PM
(WC) Evie Dominikovic (AUS) d. Mara Santangelo (ITA) 67(5) 64 63 :sad: :sobbing:

Tough loss. I fear Mara may drop out of the Top 100 now with all those lost points from last year's Oz run.

Keep fighting Mara :hug:

GoSandrine
Jan 23rd, 2005, 06:30 PM
Mara in the women's doubles quarterfinals! :D :bigclap:

takaja
Jan 23rd, 2005, 06:46 PM
Good luck Mara! :D

GoSandrine
Feb 1st, 2005, 07:25 AM
Mara won her 1st Round match in Tier 3 Thailand in impressive fashion against Kristina Brandi 6-1,6-2. :yeah: :D She dropped almost 100 places to #186 last week by losing early in Oz so this win definitely helps.

Keep going Mara!!! :drive:

takaja
Feb 1st, 2005, 10:05 AM
She has gain at least ten positions with this win :yeah:

Go on Mara! We need your wins :)

takaja
Feb 2nd, 2005, 09:42 AM
Mara :(

A fought match, but a defeat in Pattaya against Evgenia Linetskaya 63 26 26 :sad:

I hope she will come back soon into the first 100 of the WTA ranking, but it won't be a walk...

Darop.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 11:03 AM
:crying2:

GoSandrine
Feb 2nd, 2005, 11:52 PM
Tough loss but at least Mara is playing competitively again. :) I gather she'll have to play qualies in many more tournaments this year though.

takaja
Feb 3rd, 2005, 06:24 PM
Tough loss but at least Mara is playing competitively again. :) I gather she'll have to play qualies in many more tournaments this year though.

Sure, unless she choose to play minor turnaments... :rolleyes:

forzaitaliane!!!
Feb 4th, 2005, 06:43 AM
Sure, unless she choose to play minor turnaments... :rolleyes:
yes

takaja
Feb 9th, 2005, 07:06 AM
1st round passed for Mara in Hyderabad! :bounce:

Mara Santangelo (ITA) d. Jelena Dokic (SCG) 76(2) 63

Well done Mara :yeah:

Now a difficult match against Maria Kirilenko, but Mara can win it if she play as she know... Good luck Mara :)

GoSandrine
Feb 9th, 2005, 09:14 AM
Great win!!! :banana: :D :yeah:

Putting aside a disappointing result in Oz it has been an encouraging start to the year considering how last season finished. I trust Mara will steadily climb up the ranks and get back to the Top 100 before the year is out.

Keep it going! :drive:

GoSandrine
Mar 13th, 2005, 03:14 PM
Mara lost a third set heartbreak to Kirilenko in India and to Angela Haynes 6-4,6-4 in Indian Wells the other day. :sad:

Keep plugging Mara :kiss:

takaja
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:18 AM
Finally good news about Mara :)

She won the 25k of Poza Rica (Mexico), beating Noorlander, Blahotova, Vierin, Meusburger and Fuda.

Well done Mara, i hope to see you in top 100 soon :yeah:

takaja
Apr 4th, 2005, 02:50 PM
I was forgetting... she won also doubles with Seda Noorlander :yeah:

GoSandrine
Apr 11th, 2005, 09:52 AM
$25,000 Coatzacoalcos (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100011536) MexicoC25 05Apr2005 to 10Apr2005 EntryAHard(O)

32Whttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20010170&opponent=35008618) Kildine CHEVALIER (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=35008618) (FRA) 6-4 6-3
16Whttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20010170&opponent=20006439) Kyra NAGY (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20006439) (HUN) 6-2 6-2QF
Lhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20010170&opponent=35011036) Yvonne MEUSBURGER (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=35011036) (AUT) 6-4 5-7 4-6

Mara made the quarters of a $25K chalenger in Mexico. No points to defend until the French, I'm hoping a wild card in Rome qualies will be an opportunity to catch up and gain some quality points in the rankings.

takaja
May 1st, 2005, 03:07 PM
Taranto 25k

1 Mara Santangelo d. Q Ekaterina Kosminskaya RUS 63 60
1 Mara Santangelo d. Q Nikola Frankova CZE 64 26 76(2)
1 Mara Santangelo d. 8 Angelika Bachmann GER 60 67 60
1 Mara Santangelo d. 7 Ivana Abramovic CRO 61 61
1 Mara Santangelo d. 3 Kyra Nagy HUN 61 60

:banana: :woohoo: :banana:

GoSandrine
May 1st, 2005, 03:09 PM
Mara won another 25K challenger - this time in Taranto. :woohoo:

Inching up the ranks again. I anticipate she'll get a wildcard to Rome qualies which will be a good opportunity to rack up some quality points.

Go Mara :)

GoSandrine
May 1st, 2005, 03:10 PM
Takaja, you beat me to the punch :p

takaja
May 1st, 2005, 03:18 PM
Takaja, you beat me to the punch :p

:lol: :lol: :lol:

takaja
May 7th, 2005, 04:53 PM
The good 2005 go on for Mara! She beat Selima Sfar 61 60 in the first round of qualies :yeah:

Forza Mara! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

takaja
May 8th, 2005, 05:15 PM
2nd round of qualies (Rome, obviously)

Mara Santangelo ITA d. Ting Li CHN 64 46 64

:banana: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :banana:

Darop.
May 8th, 2005, 06:54 PM
Mara :banana:

She'll now face Zuluaga...:scared:

GoSandrine
May 9th, 2005, 08:20 AM
Congrats Mara on making the main draw! :yeah:

I was hoping she'd get anyone but Conchita or Fabiola the two clay court specialists but Faby has not been in the best of form so there's a chance. Juicy points await. :drool:

Forza Mara!!! :banana:

GoSandrine
May 10th, 2005, 05:37 AM
Nice win in doubles today with Jennifer :yeah:

Hopefully a good warmup for Fabiola tomorrow.

Forza Mara!!! :rocker2:

takaja
May 10th, 2005, 02:27 PM
Q Mara Santangelo d. Fabiola Zuluaga 62 62 :banana: :woohoo: :banana:

Now good luck against Petrova :scared:

Go Mara! Make us dream ;) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GoSandrine
May 10th, 2005, 10:59 PM
Superb effort today :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Now slay Petrova! You can do it!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GoSandrine
May 12th, 2005, 02:21 AM
Mara lost to Petrova today 6-3, 6-1 :sad:

Still a great tournament getting through qualies and upsetting Zuluaga yesterday :yeah:

Good luck in Paris! :kiss:

GoSandrine
May 21st, 2005, 01:49 PM
Brava Mara! :woohoo:

She defeated Lemka Nemeckova today 6-1, 6-3 to qualify for the Main Draw in Paris. :yeah:

Possible first round opponents:

Tatiana Panova
Kim Clijsters (14)
Vera Zvonareva (9)
Maria Kirilenko
Qualifier
Fabiola Zuluaga
Nicole Vaidisova
Eleni Daniilidou
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Klara Koukalova

Forza! :banana:

takaja
May 24th, 2005, 09:51 PM
Great qualification for Mara :yeah:

I hoped in a win against Kloesel, but Mara lost 76(5) 61 :sad:

However a good period for Mara :D

GoSandrine
May 25th, 2005, 01:51 AM
Disappointing loss today :sad: I really though Mara would get past Kloesel :(

Oh well, better luck in the doubles :kiss:

GoSandrine
Jun 15th, 2005, 01:19 AM
Mara won her opening round in Wimby qualies. :)

Keep going!!! :bounce:

takaja
Jun 15th, 2005, 11:31 AM
Well done Mara, now qualify! :) :D :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

takaja
Jun 15th, 2005, 09:31 PM
Lucky Mara (Sunitha Rao retired)

Now good luck against Jana Kandarr :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

takaja
Jun 16th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Mara d. Jana Kandarr 63 63 and she is the 8th italian in MD in Wimbledon :yeah:

Very well done, Mara; now it's the moment to reach again the 4th round in a slam and coming back in the top 100 ;) :)

Good luck :bounce:

Darop.
Jun 16th, 2005, 09:29 PM
Mara :woohoo:

Lets hope you get a good draw ;)

GoSandrine
Jun 17th, 2005, 06:09 AM
Brava! :bigclap:

Get that serve working and Mara could definitely win a few rounds with a decent draw.

Go girl! :hearts: :rocker2:

takaja
Jun 21st, 2005, 06:52 PM
Wimbledon 1st round

Mara d. Tatiana Poutchek 63 62

:banana: :woohoo: :banana:

Go on Mara! You can give us many satisfactions here! ;) :bounce:

GoSandrine
Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:27 AM
Mara :woohoo: Well done!!! :D :D :D

Climbing back to the Top 100 where she belongs.

Centre Court match with Serena on tap next. Give it your all and make us proud! :kiss:

GForce
Jun 23rd, 2005, 07:14 PM
I watched the match on ESPN2 today. Mara kicked Serena's butt in the first set, but seemed to lose her confidence in the second and third and made a lot of unforced errors and several double faults. If she played the way she did in the first, she could have won the match. Nevertheless, it was a great showing for her.

takaja
Jun 23rd, 2005, 08:31 PM
A good Wimbledon for Mara :)

Unfortunately her nerves didn't hold today :sad:

GoSandrine
Jun 24th, 2005, 03:09 AM
Mara, you made us proud :kiss: :hug:

Terrific stuff on Center Court today. Too bad ESPN only showed a few games of it on their taped coverage. :(

takaja
Aug 8th, 2005, 04:22 PM
Stoccolma, 1st round

Mara Santangelo ITA d. Sandra Kleinova CZE 64 61 :bounce:

Wellcome back Mara! :)

takaja
Aug 14th, 2005, 01:43 PM
Unfortunately Mara lost in the second round against Emilie Loit 62 16 62 :sad:

But she can revenge in the double final that is
2 Birnerova/Santangelo (CZE/ITA) vs 1 Loit/Srebotnik (FRA/SLO)

Good luck Mara :bounce:

GoSandrine
Aug 14th, 2005, 03:29 PM
Mara is playing well and back in the Top 100 again so I don't believe she'll have to play US Open qualies. :scratch: :D

Good luck in today's doubles final :kiss:

takaja
Aug 14th, 2005, 07:39 PM
Unfortunately they lost :bigcry:

1 Loit/Srebotnik (FRA/SLO) d. 2 Birnerova/Santangelo (CZE/ITA) 64 63

sebbe
Aug 24th, 2005, 07:17 PM
Mara will play Mary in the first round in Us Open 2005.

GoSandrine
Aug 27th, 2005, 12:25 PM
Tough draw :scared: :(

Do you best Sweetie. I wonder who she'll be playing doubles with? :scratch:

GoSandrine
Aug 31st, 2005, 05:32 PM
Good showing by Mara even in defeat. Mary had 34 winners to only 9 errors but Mara hung in there. She saved several match points down 2-5 and extending Mary to 6-4 in the second.

Good luck in doubles with Els Callens. :kiss:

GoSandrine
Oct 12th, 2005, 03:07 AM
bump

Tashkent (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100012724) Uzbekistan WT03 Oct 2005 to 09 Oct 2005
Entry : DAHard (O)
32Lhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20010170&opponent=20004418) Tzipi OBZILER (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20004418) (ISR) 6-7(1) 6-3 5-7 :sobbing:

$75,000 Bordeaux (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100012119) France C7513 Sep 2005 to 18 Sep 2005
Entry : DAClay (O)
32Lhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=20010170&opponent=20008359) Liudmila SKAVRONSKAIA (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20008359) (RUS) 4-6 2-6 :o

Keep plugging Mara :kiss:

GoSandrine
Oct 23rd, 2005, 06:19 PM
Playing catchup :wavey:

Joue les Tours (http://www.geocities.com/wtatur/tur2005/joue2216.htm) ($50,000 - France)Oct 16 2005

1M Santangelo(5) - J Babilon (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/babi1322.htm)-Q 6-4 6-0 ;)
2M Santangelo(5) - M Mezak (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/meza4559.htm) 6-1 6-2 :)
QF M Santangelo(5) - Y Beygelzimer (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/beyg1512.htm)-Q7 6-4 6-4 :D
SF J Kostanic (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/kost664.htm)(1) - M Santangelo(5) 6-3 6-4 :sad:

Nice run to the semis :yeah:

GoSandrine
Oct 23rd, 2005, 06:23 PM
$50,000 St. Raphael (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100012529) France C5017 Oct 2005 to 23 Oct 2005 Entry : DAHard (I)

32 W Galina VOSKOBOEVA (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=35012221) (RUS) 6-4 4-6 6-4 ;)
16 W Elena BALTACHA (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20010987) (GBR) 4-6 6-3 6-4 :)
QF W Madalina GOJNEA (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100030806) (ROM) 6-0 7-6(3) :D
SF W Virginie PICHET (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20013335) (FRA) 6-4 6-2 :D :D
F L Maret Ani (EST) 6-3 7-5 :sad:

Another strong tournament! :yeah: :worship:

takaja
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:02 PM
Well done Mara :yeah:

Good luck in Hasselt :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

takaja
Oct 26th, 2005, 08:11 PM
Unfortunately in the first round Katarina Srebotnik d. Mara Santangelo 63 60 :sad:

GoSandrine
Oct 27th, 2005, 02:48 AM
:( Kata is hot so this wasn't unexpected.

Mara :hug:

takaja
Jan 9th, 2006, 01:14 PM
Moorilla Hobart International - 1st round

Mara Santangelo d. Q Olga Poutchkova RUS 75 75 :yeah:

Good luck Mara! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

takaja
Jan 10th, 2006, 09:10 AM
Moorilla Hobart International - 2nd round

Mara Santangelo d. Q Anne Kremer LUX 75 61 :yeah:

Well done, Mara, now win against Jill! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

takaja
Jan 11th, 2006, 08:19 AM
Moorilla Hobart International - Quarterfinals

Mara Santangelo d. 8 Jill Kraybas USA 46 64 64 :woohoo:

Fantastic Mara! :bounce:

takaja
Jan 12th, 2006, 12:59 PM
Moorilla Hobart International - Semifinals

5 Iveta Benesova CZE d. Mara Santangelo 46 75 61 :bigcry:

So close! :sad: but finally a very good performance. Now good luck for the AO :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GoSandrine
Jan 13th, 2006, 12:57 AM
Great tournament Mara! :yeah:

I think she likes it Down Under. Maybe we'll see a repeat of her surprising fourth round appearance at the AO two years ago. :D

Good luck in Melbourne :kiss:

takaja
Jan 16th, 2006, 08:43 AM
Australian Open - 1st round

Mara Santangelo d. 24 Tathiana Golovin FRA 64 46 64 :woohoo:

Mara has definitively come back! Don't stop! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Darop.
Jan 16th, 2006, 05:34 PM
Wow, incredible win! :eek:

But I have a bad feeling about her match vs. Srebotnik...:unsure:

GoSandrine
Jan 16th, 2006, 11:18 PM
Mara, you beauty! :woohoo::kiss:

Bad feeling? Dadyo,think positive! :smash: ;)

takaja
Jan 18th, 2006, 08:06 AM
Australian Open - 2nd round

Mara Santangelo d. Katerina Srebotnik SLO 76(5) 57 63 :woohoo:

Fantastic! Very impressive. Congrats Mara :)

Now good luck against Kuztnetsova :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GoSandrine
Jan 18th, 2006, 12:38 PM
Impressive indeed :worship: :bigclap: :yeah:

Keep going Mara! :D :D :D

takaja
Jan 20th, 2006, 06:33 AM
Australian Open - 3rd round

14 Svetlana Kuztnetsova RUS d. Mara Santangelo 63 61 :bigcry:

It was very difficult... However a good AO for Mara and i think that she'll do her best ranking (in the best 60, i think) :)

GoSandrine
Jan 20th, 2006, 09:37 PM
I was hoping for a closer match :sad: :sad: :sad:

Still a great showing by Mara as she further entrenches herself inside the Top 100 closing in on Top 50! :D :yeah:

casonifan1
Jan 26th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Mara played really well in AO. unfortunately she couldn't do anything vs Kuztnetsova as she was knocked by the russian's heavies strokes.
Mara made so many rallyes so she was too tired to fight against her.
but anyway it was a good tournament and it gave her confidence for future.:D
She left today from melbourne to go to Tokyo. so we wish you all the best of luck.Hopefully she'll get a good draw :rolleyes:

Mara has her own official website, if you want to have a look here's the link

http://www.marasantangelo.com

I took some pics from Mara in melbourne, I'll post it as soon as possible when I'll be back at my home ;)

takaja
Jan 28th, 2006, 06:47 PM
Tokyo - Qualifying Draw - 1st round

6 Mara Santangelo d. Aleksandra Wozniak CAN 62 62:yeah:

Well done Mara :)

takaja
Jan 29th, 2006, 01:53 PM
Tokyo - Qualifying Draw - 2nd round

6 Mara Santangelo d. Miho Saeki JPN 62 63 :yeah:

casonifan1
Jan 30th, 2006, 05:17 AM
3rd round qualifying draw

Mara d. Nicole Pratt 64 63 :bounce: :bounce:

Now she's qualified for the main draw. possibility to play in the 1st round Vaidisova or Kirilenko or another qualifier :rolleyes:

Forza Mara :D :cool:

takaja
Jan 30th, 2006, 11:25 PM
Well done Mara :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

casonifan1
Jan 31st, 2006, 05:19 AM
Tokyo. 1st round maindraw

Maria Kirilenko d. Mara 64 61 :sad: :sad:

casonifan1
Jan 31st, 2006, 02:18 PM
here's a few pics from Australian open

takaja
Jan 31st, 2006, 07:05 PM
Mara :sad:

Thanks casonifan1 for the pics :wavey:

casonifan1
Feb 1st, 2006, 04:49 AM
Mara :sad:

Thanks casonifan1 for the pics :wavey:



1st round doubles

Pratt/Santangelo def. Dekmeijere/Rodionova 6-2, 6-2 :D :D


Takaja, you will find soon all my pics on Mara's official site

www.marasantangelo.com (http://www.marasantangelo.com) . I will let you know if you wanna check out ;)

casonifan1
Feb 1st, 2006, 04:59 AM
Takaja,

I just check on mara's website, and there are some of my pics inside, so you can have a look :cool:

takaja
Feb 7th, 2006, 08:38 PM
Pattaya - 1st round

8 Mara Santangelo d. Q Vania King USA 63 61 :yeah:

Well done Mara :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Ellery
Feb 13th, 2006, 05:42 PM
Mara lost to Emma Laine in the second round of Pattaya, and is now playing at Bangalore as the third seed. Go Mara :kiss:

takaja
Feb 14th, 2006, 11:51 AM
Bangalore - 1st round

3 Mara Santangelo d. Henrieta Nagyova SVK 63 62 :yeah:

Very good :)

takaja
Feb 16th, 2006, 08:31 PM
Bangalore - 2nd round

3 Mara Santangelo d. Tzipora Obziler ISR 57 64 63 :yeah:

It was a difficult match... well done Mara :) :D

takaja
Feb 17th, 2006, 03:08 PM
Bangalore - quarterfinals

3 Mara Santangelo d. Yuliana Fedak UKR 64 63 :woohoo:

Go Mara! You can win this! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

casonifan1
Feb 17th, 2006, 06:25 PM
Great satisfaction :hug:

keep going Mara :bigclap:

Corswandt
Feb 18th, 2006, 01:01 AM
Mara has her own official website, if you want to have a look here's the link

http://www.marasantangelo.com

Too bad those wonderful headshots displayed on the flash animation bar aren't available on the gallery.

takaja
Feb 18th, 2006, 05:22 PM
Bangalore - semifinals

3 Mara Santangelo d. Vania King USA 50 ret. :woohoo:

It's the first final for Mara :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Good luck Mara! :bounce:

rrfnpump
Feb 19th, 2006, 07:16 AM
go Mara today :kiss:
win the final and get your first title

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060218/capt.ban11902181709.india_tennis_wta_bangalore_ope n_ban119.jpg

takaja
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:23 PM
Bangalore - Final

3 Mara Santangelo d. Jelena Kostanic 36 76(5) 63 :banana: :woohoo: :banana:

The first win for Mara in WTA tournaments!

Congrats Mara! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

rrfnpump
Feb 19th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Mara did it :D :hearts:
well done, girl - impressive start into 2006
hope she can keep up this form for the whole year

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060219/capt.ban10102191523.india_bangalore_open_tennis_ba n101.jpg

-sugi-
Feb 19th, 2006, 03:18 PM
Mara :bounce:

-sugi-
Feb 19th, 2006, 03:21 PM
http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/bangalore/f_24b.jpg

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/bangalore/f_24a.jpg

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/bangalore/f_24.jpg

Corswandt
Feb 19th, 2006, 09:45 PM
Superb win from Santangelo.

She was already charging up the ranking even before this - now maybe into the top 50?

rrfnpump
Feb 20th, 2006, 07:50 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060219/capt.ban10502191631.india_bangalore_open_tennis_ba n105.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060219/capt.ban10402191611.india_bangalore_open_tennis_ba n104.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060219/capt.ban10302191605.india_bangalore_open_tennis_ba n103.jpg

-sugi-
Feb 20th, 2006, 06:59 PM
there is a nice trophy picture on Getty images :)

GoSandrine
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:16 AM
Congratulations on your first WTA title Mara!!! :aparty: :bigclap: :yippee: :banana: :woohoo:

What a year she's having! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

And a career high ranking of 37. :yeah: Maybe she'll even be seeded for the French! :eek: :D

-sugi-
Feb 21st, 2006, 05:49 AM
I would love it if Mara was seeded for the french :hearts:

GoSandrine
Feb 21st, 2006, 06:09 AM
there is a nice trophy picture on Getty images :)

Thanks. Here's the link with the pic:

http://www.wtatour.com/tournaments/profiles/bangalore.asp

If anyone has a full size they can embed, please post! :wavey:

Mara :D :hearts: :kiss:

Ellery
Feb 21st, 2006, 01:53 PM
Well done Mara :kiss: :worship:

-sugi-
Feb 21st, 2006, 08:36 PM
If anyone has a full size they can embed, please post!

I will upload the picture, I heard we can't post getty but I guess if I save and upload it will do no harm. If there is a picture with no watermark anywhere which is larger, I would love to see it.

-sugi-
Feb 21st, 2006, 08:44 PM
On Mara's official site she had a nice diary entry about Bangalore :) She seems such a nice person. I used an online translator to translate as my italian is not good so this may be a bit hard to understand in some points.

Already I had been in India, but every time that return in this country from the thousand mysteries I remain illuminated. Great atmosphere is one. My feeling is that all are better, the uni with the others, what that is difficult to find from others leaves. The poverty of people, but at the same time their generosity and courtesy, to times me leaves dumbfound. Therefore I want to begin my story from Bangalore, sure one of the cities technologically more advances of India. I was landed with a ten of other giocatrici, all coming from from the thailandese Pattaya, and hardly exited from the airport of Bangalore a people crowd it has encircled to us, a lot that has been difficult to catch up the pullmino of the torneo. During the way towards the hotel a series of mosquitos has found food on my legs and in hotel me they are shrewed of having one cinquantina of punctures... Endured I have tried a beautiful fright because in these zones he is still strong the contagio of the malaria. They have gone from the doctor whom it has tranquilized to me. The day after I and Maria Elena Camerin organize the training and we give appointment for the breakfast. Unaware of of the jet lag one of half hour, regarding the usuals 4 hours, I make late. And who knew it that the fused one of half hour exists also? In the stage with three you live in green set all is organized to the perfection. It does not lack to us null but as soon as you exit from the circle or the hotel you see the true misery: people who sleep on the edges of the road, children that they ask the elemosina and that they chase you for one single candy. If she does not live herself here not she can understand cos' is India. The idolo of house it is Sania Mirza, the n.1 of the tabellone, than the slid year she has gained the torneo of Hyderabad, its city born them, and from then it is one true and own star national. I have not never seen much people to become matta for a its autograph and a its gesture. To every Sania point it has been applauded like a heroin. In single it has lost to 2° the turn from the Pin French in an atmosphere from derby soccer. Good the Pin for an authentic enterprise. There are some rules for European we to respect rigorously if us it is not wanted to be become ill. On the feeding and the hygiene. To never eat raw things, the fruit goes sbucciata, single water in bottle also in order to only wash the teeth. Some giocatrici have not respected these rules and therefore the many withdrawals in this torneo are explained, between which also the King Californian my adversary in semiend destroyed from the pains to the stomach. I do not love the Indiana kitchen why it is much piccante, but their typical bread appeals to a lot to me. I leave this country with the immense joy of the first title it Wta gained in my career and are truly content. I waited for this moment from all the life. I have gained the games with conviction and wants to make it us. Ringrazio a my friend of Rome, than he has helped me psychologically from far away gaining these match. On my situated one where many take part with numerous mail of demand for information (www.marasantangelo.com), will celebrate an important enterprise for my career. I return in Italy to the seventh sky, ready to others tries. Mara

casonifan1
Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:03 AM
On Mara's official site she had a nice diary entry about Bangalore :) She seems such a nice person. I used an online translator to translate as my italian is not good so this may be a bit hard to understand in some points.

Already I had been in India, but every time that return in this country from the thousand mysteries I remain illuminated. Great atmosphere is one. My feeling is that all are better, the uni with the others, what that is difficult to find from others leaves. The poverty of people, but at the same time their generosity and courtesy, to times me leaves dumbfound. Therefore I want to begin my story from Bangalore, sure one of the cities technologically more advances of India. I was landed with a ten of other giocatrici, all coming from from the thailandese Pattaya, and hardly exited from the airport of Bangalore a people crowd it has encircled to us, a lot that has been difficult to catch up the pullmino of the torneo. During the way towards the hotel a series of mosquitos has found food on my legs and in hotel me they are shrewed of having one cinquantina of punctures... Endured I have tried a beautiful fright because in these zones he is still strong the contagio of the malaria. They have gone from the doctor whom it has tranquilized to me. The day after I and Maria Elena Camerin organize the training and we give appointment for the breakfast. Unaware of of the jet lag one of half hour, regarding the usuals 4 hours, I make late. And who knew it that the fused one of half hour exists also? In the stage with three you live in green set all is organized to the perfection. It does not lack to us null but as soon as you exit from the circle or the hotel you see the true misery: people who sleep on the edges of the road, children that they ask the elemosina and that they chase you for one single candy. If she does not live herself here not she can understand cos' is India. The idolo of house it is Sania Mirza, the n.1 of the tabellone, than the slid year she has gained the torneo of Hyderabad, its city born them, and from then it is one true and own star national. I have not never seen much people to become matta for a its autograph and a its gesture. To every Sania point it has been applauded like a heroin. In single it has lost to 2° the turn from the Pin French in an atmosphere from derby soccer. Good the Pin for an authentic enterprise. There are some rules for European we to respect rigorously if us it is not wanted to be become ill. On the feeding and the hygiene. To never eat raw things, the fruit goes sbucciata, single water in bottle also in order to only wash the teeth. Some giocatrici have not respected these rules and therefore the many withdrawals in this torneo are explained, between which also the King Californian my adversary in semiend destroyed from the pains to the stomach. I do not love the Indiana kitchen why it is much piccante, but their typical bread appeals to a lot to me. I leave this country with the immense joy of the first title it Wta gained in my career and are truly content. I waited for this moment from all the life. I have gained the games with conviction and wants to make it us. Ringrazio a my friend of Rome, than he has helped me psychologically from far away gaining these match. On my situated one where many take part with numerous mail of demand for information (www.marasantangelo.com) (http://www.marasantangelo.com)/), will celebrate an important enterprise for my career. I return in Italy to the seventh sky, ready to others tries. Mara


Thanks for those who don't understand italian.For your information the word
giocatrici means players in english.:wavey:

I confirm that she's a really nice personn. She deserves to get a lot of support.you can write her on her website and nobody knows she may responds to you ;)
here's the link: info@marasantangelo.com

-sugi-
Feb 23rd, 2006, 03:28 PM
I will write to Mara soon :) Does she speak english?

casonifan1
Feb 23rd, 2006, 08:23 PM
I will write to Mara soon :) Does she speak english?

Yes she speaks english , so take your chance. she appreciates to receive message from supporters. She's a great girl.
Her website deserves to be better known. And even she would be happy if we can make advertising for her official website :rolleyes:
So if you know some people who love Mara do not hesitate to leave them the adress of the site ;)

takaja
Mar 12th, 2006, 07:32 AM
Indian Wells - 2nd round

Aiko Nakamura JPN d. 25 Mara Santangelo 63 75 :bigcry:

very sorry for Mara :sad:

rrfnpump
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:25 AM
Mara could hardly hold serve :sad:
seems like her agressive play didnt work

Mara :(

Ellery
Mar 15th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Mara :sad: :bigcry:

-sugi-
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:13 PM
Mara :sad:

-sugi-
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:13 PM
Mara is in Miami now :bounce:
Her Quarter:

Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) [3] vs. Bye
Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) vs. Mara Santangelo (ITA)
Qualifier vs. Qualifier
Bye vs. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) [32]
Ai Sugiyama (JPN) [21] vs. Bye
Antonella Serra Zanetti (ITA) vs. Julia Schruff (GER)
Amy Frazier (USA) vs. Shuai Peng (CHN)
Bye vs. Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) [15]
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [12] vs. Bye
Vera Dushevina (RUS) vs. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
Angela Haynes (USA) vs. Qualifier
Bye vs. Martina Hingis (SUI) [24]
Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) [28] vs. Bye
Qualifier vs. Lisa Raymond (USA)
Mariana Diaz-Oliva (ARG) vs. Kristina Brandi (PUR)
Bye vs. Patty Schnyder (SUI) [7]

THIRD QUARTER

Venus Williams (USA) [8] vs. Bye
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) vs. Virginie Razzano (FRA)
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) vs. Karolina Sprem (CRO)
Bye vs. Shahar Peer (ISR) [31]
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) [17] vs. Bye
Kveta Peschke (CZE) vs. Qualifier
Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS) vs. Catalina Castano (COL)
Bye vs. Anastasia Myskina (RUS) [10]
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) [13] vs. Bye
Qualifier vs. Marta Domachowska (POL)
Sybille Bammer (AUT) vs. Vania King (USA)
Bye vs. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) [20]
Jelena Jankovic (SCG) [25] vs. Bye
Qualifier vs. Emma Laine (FIN)
Akiko Morigami (JPN) vs. Na Li (CHN)
Bye vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [4]

FOURTH QUARTER

Elena Dementieva (RUS) [6] vs. Bye
Sania Mirza (IND) vs. Anna Tatishvili (GEO)
Zi Yan (CHN) vs. Michaella Krajicek (NED)
Bye vs. Lucie Safarova (CZE) [29]
Tatiana Golovin (FRA) [22] vs. Bye
Anna Smashnova (ISR) vs. Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP)
Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs. Emilie Loit (FRA)
Bye vs. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) [9]
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) [16] vs. Bye
Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) vs. Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP)
Qualifier vs. Jie Zheng (CHN)
Bye vs. Nathalie Dechy (FRA) [19]
Klara Koukalova (CZE) [27] vs. Bye
Qualifier vs. Laura Granville (USA)
Jill Craybas (USA) vs. Jelena Kostanic (CRO)
Bye vs. Kim Clijsters (BEL) [2]

-sugi-
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:14 PM
Not so good but there may be a chance to see her on TV vs Justine if she wins I guess

takaja
Mar 21st, 2006, 05:05 PM
Forza Mara :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

-sugi-
Mar 22nd, 2006, 02:51 PM
Forza Mara!

-Makiri-
Mar 22nd, 2006, 06:36 PM
Go Mara !!!!!!!!

-sugi-
Mar 22nd, 2006, 07:11 PM
Mara had a huge choke in second set :sad:

Forza Mara!!!

Darop.
Mar 22nd, 2006, 08:04 PM
Mara lost 2-6 7-5 6-4 :hysteric:

takaja
Mar 22nd, 2006, 08:53 PM
She was 62 41, if i remember well :( :mad: :fiery:

So sad.... :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

rrfnpump
Mar 23rd, 2006, 06:09 AM
Mara choked badly :sad: :(

-sugi-
Mar 23rd, 2006, 03:09 PM
It must be tough for her :sad:

-sugi-
Apr 2nd, 2006, 11:43 AM
Mara is now with a tough draw in Amelia Island :sad:

-sugi-
Apr 2nd, 2006, 11:43 AM
(1) Petrova vs bye
Frazier vs Bohmova (WC)
Bammer vs Stosur
Shaughnessy (WC) vs(16) Bartoli

(10) Dechy vs Q
Serra Zanetti vs Q
Vesnina vs Razzano
Bye
(8) Pennetta

(4) Vaidosova vs Bye
Q vs Kostanic
Vinci vs Santangelo
Krajicek vs (15) Safarova

(12) Jankovic vs Craybas
Sprem vs Washington (WC)
Q vs Schruff
Bye vs (6) Likhovtseva

(7) Groenfeld vs bye
Zvonariova vs Diaz-Olivia
Brandi (WC) vs Peer
Asagoe vs (9) Safina

(14) Srebotnik vs Castano
Domachowska vs Camerin
Q vs Peng
Bye vs (3) Schiavone

(5) Kuznetsova vs bye
Arvidsson vs Granville
Peshke vs Q
Dillingham (WC) vs (11) Medina Garrigues

(13) Dulko vs Q
Douchevina vs Bychkova
Mirza vs Raymond
Bye vs (2) Patty

Corswandt
Apr 2nd, 2006, 01:08 PM
Vinci vs Santangelo


Amazing.

God doesn't want my tennis-pool.com team to do good.

takaja
Apr 3rd, 2006, 10:21 PM
Amelia Island - 1st round

Mara Santangelo d. Roberta Vinci 63 62

Mara is amazing me :yeah:

Good luck against Safarova :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

-sugi-
Apr 4th, 2006, 05:47 AM
At last

:bounce: :hug: Mara

rrfnpump
Apr 4th, 2006, 09:32 AM
good win, Mara :D ;)

takaja
Apr 4th, 2006, 06:45 PM
Amelia Island - 2nd round

15 Lucie Safarova CZE d. Mara Santangelo 64 16 63 :sad:

...but good fight :)

Ellery
Apr 5th, 2006, 07:19 PM
Mara wasted so many BPs in the third set :help: :sad:

-sugi-
Apr 6th, 2006, 04:34 PM
:sad:

-Makiri-
Apr 7th, 2006, 09:12 PM
Mara wasted so many BPs in the third set :help: :sad:

yeah :fiery:

-sugi-
Apr 9th, 2006, 10:20 PM
Charleston, 16th Seed :banana:

Patty Schnyder (3) - Bye
Amy Frazier - Q
Jill Craybas - Maria Elena Camerin
Stephanie Foretz - Mara Santangelo (16)

Katarina Srebotnik (11) - Virginie Razzano
Laura Granville - Q
(WC) Anna Tatishvili - Laura Pous Tio
Nathalie Dechy (8) - Bye

Anna-Lena Groenefeld (6) - Bye
(WC) Shenay Perry - Virginia Ruano Pascual
Lisa Raymond - (WC) Neha Uberoi
Mariana Diaz Oliva - Anabel Medina Garrigues (9)

Sofia Arvidsson (13) - Kristina Brandi
Viktoriya Kutuzova - Lourdes Dominguez Lino
(WC) Meghann Shaughnessy - Q
Svetlana Kuznetsova (4) - Bye

Nicole Vaidisova (5) - Bye
Catalina Castano - Ashley Harkleroad
Q - Q
Shuai Peng - Marion Bartoli (12)

Lucie Safarova (14) - Samantha Stosur
Julia Schruff - Shinobu Asagoe
Q - Ekaterina Bychkova
Nadia Petrova (2) - Bye

-sugi-
Apr 9th, 2006, 10:21 PM
another crap draw :(

takaja
Apr 10th, 2006, 04:54 PM
Charleston - 1st round

16 Mara Santangelo d. Stephanie Foretz FRA 62 64 :woohoo:

rrfnpump
Apr 10th, 2006, 05:04 PM
well done, Mara girl :kiss:

-sugi-
Apr 10th, 2006, 05:28 PM
:woohoo:

Ellery
Apr 12th, 2006, 03:55 PM
Well done Mara!

-sugi-
Apr 12th, 2006, 03:57 PM
I never knew you were a Mara fan Ellery :wavey: Nice to see you here

rrfnpump
Apr 12th, 2006, 05:56 PM
Mara won 64 76(5) :D :yeah: :bowdown:

match lasted far over 2 hours and Mara won 106-102 points :eek:

great fight :bigclap:

-sugi-
Apr 12th, 2006, 06:14 PM
:woohoo: :hug: A great win :)

-Makiri-
Apr 13th, 2006, 01:54 PM
Today

Mara vs patty...GOO MARA! :bounce:

rrfnpump
Apr 13th, 2006, 05:19 PM
Mara lost 63 (2)67 36 :sad: :tears:

she led 63 42 and had a positive winner/UE ration, but then she made too many errors
the TB was a disaster :o

but good try, Mara :hug:

Ellery
Apr 13th, 2006, 05:43 PM
Mara :sad:

-sugi-
Apr 13th, 2006, 08:49 PM
:sad:

-sugi-
Apr 13th, 2006, 08:55 PM
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1713/santan17il.jpg

takaja
Apr 13th, 2006, 09:36 PM
Mara :sad:

But another good tournament :yeah:

GoSandrine
Apr 15th, 2006, 08:02 PM
Terrific effort :hug:

If Mara keeps up this level of play she may be seeded for RG :eek:

-sugi-
Apr 16th, 2006, 09:19 AM
That would be so cool :cool:

casonifan1
Apr 21st, 2006, 08:29 PM
tomorrow I will be in Nancy for fed cup and to see Mara :banana: :bounce:

I try to post some pics for you guys ;)

forza Mara :bigclap:

rrfnpump
Apr 22nd, 2006, 07:32 AM
yeah, we will wait for pics :D
thanks

forza Mara :rocker2:

-sugi-
Apr 22nd, 2006, 08:58 AM
Forza Mara :)

I hope to see some pictures :) I hope she plays well in the doubles

takaja
Apr 22nd, 2006, 10:52 AM
tomorrow I will be in Nancy for fed cup and to see Mara :banana: :bounce:

I try to post some pics for you guys ;)

forza Mara :bigclap:

Very good :yeah:

rrfnpump
Apr 24th, 2006, 08:10 AM
Mara and Roby won the doubles for Italy 61 64 against Loit/Razzano to make it 4-1 :D
I think they should play together more often!

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/MEU11004231655.jpg

Corswandt
Apr 24th, 2006, 03:41 PM
Mara and Roby won the doubles for Italy 61 64 against Loit/Razzano to make it 4-1 :D
I think they should play together more often!

Will they play doubles together at the Estoril Open?

Ellery
Apr 24th, 2006, 03:42 PM
Mara is the second seed at Estoril :D

casonifan1
Apr 24th, 2006, 04:08 PM
Hi guys ,

I just come from Nancy and i must say that it was huge. Mara was really great as a player and as a supporter. About playing with Roby in doubles tournament it's not sure because normally she should play with Mashona Washington till the end of the year. So we will see.

casonifan1
Apr 24th, 2006, 04:12 PM
I post some pics later in the evening.Because I first must post them to Mara Santangelo ;) So guys, keep an eye on the thread.
Next tournament for her will be Estoril, Berlin and Rome (Iwill be there for the last one)

esdee
Apr 24th, 2006, 09:31 PM
Hi guys ,

About playing with Roby in doubles tournament it's not sure because normally she should play with Mashona Washington till the end of the year. So we will see.

Mara and Roby could have been a very interesting team for Wimbledon.

rrfnpump
Apr 25th, 2006, 11:55 AM
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/504/mara5tm.jpg

:cool: new fed cup pics on Mara's homepage

GoSandrine
Apr 26th, 2006, 03:24 AM
great photo! :hearts:

And Valerie, I look forward to yours. What a wonderful time you must have had! :kiss: :D

Mara :hug:

casonifan1
Apr 26th, 2006, 07:02 PM
:) here's some pics http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/1538/dsc00129jj.jpg

casonifan1
Apr 26th, 2006, 07:07 PM
:) :) http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1239/dsc00181gb.jpg

casonifan1
Apr 26th, 2006, 07:27 PM
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/4552/dsc00382nh.jpgat the opening ceremony :cool:

casonifan1
Apr 26th, 2006, 07:30 PM
:) :) :cool: http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/594/dsc00512te.jpg

casonifan1
Apr 26th, 2006, 07:33 PM
:cool::cool::cool:http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/460/dsc02133ef.jpg

casonifan1
Apr 26th, 2006, 07:56 PM
:cool: :cool: :cool:

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3334/7623qm.jpg

casonifan1
Apr 26th, 2006, 07:57 PM
:) :) :)

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2882/7791ye.jpg

casonifan1
Apr 26th, 2006, 07:59 PM
:D :D :D

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/6486/7433fv.jpg

casonifan1
Apr 26th, 2006, 08:02 PM
:D :D :D



http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/8213/7501dq.jpg

casonifan1
Apr 26th, 2006, 08:06 PM
it's me with Mara and Roby :cool:


http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/2188/mara2aq.jpg

casonifan1
Apr 26th, 2006, 08:11 PM
it was a great week end. the best I've ever had in fed cup experience.
You will find soon some more of my personnal pics on Mara's website www.marasantangelo.com (http://www.marasantangelo.com)

i will let you know guys :)

rrfnpump
Apr 27th, 2006, 08:08 AM
wow, thats a lot for the awesome pics :worship: :D

casonifan1
Apr 27th, 2006, 11:16 AM
wow, thats a lot for the awesome pics :worship: :D


It's just a sample of the 200 pics I took of her during the fed cup :rolleyes:

Mara is so nice, she could get us some vip tickets on sunday to cheer for the italia team. So we were sitting down 2 meters behind her and i couln't miss any action from Mara and her team.:D :D

My next tournament will be in Rome, Italy :cool:
So you can expect to have some more pics on the thread.

I think you should see my pics on mara's website next week end.
I must check it out. SEE YOU GUYS :wavey:

casonifan1
Apr 28th, 2006, 10:19 PM
last news : Mara has just cancelled Estoril of her schedule , she stays for a couple of days at home in order to rest and to get ready in Berlin and Rome.

Corswandt
Apr 28th, 2006, 10:25 PM
Too bad.

Looks like I'll have to wait for another occasion to watch her play.

casonifan1
Apr 29th, 2006, 11:06 AM
Hi guys just to say that you can find my pics of fed cup on mara's official website ;)
go to gallery and in fed cup thread it's from the 18th to the last one.
hope you'll enjoy :rolleyes:

GoSandrine
Apr 29th, 2006, 12:35 PM
They're wonderful, Valerie :kiss: You really captured the moment. :) Thank you! :worship:

Please tell us more as my Italian is very poor so I cannot understand much of Mara's diary. Did she enjoy playing with Roby? What did she have to say about Francesca's win over Amelie? about Flavia'a clincher? Were the French fans and French players gracious is defeat?

It brings me such joy to see all my favorite players hugging and supporting each other. :D What an incredible victory. I love this team!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

On to Spain! :drive:

casonifan1
Apr 29th, 2006, 07:13 PM
They're wonderful, Valerie :kiss: You really captured the moment. :) Thank you! :worship:

Please tell us more as my Italian is very poor so I cannot understand much of Mara's diary. Did she enjoy playing with Roby? What did she have to say about Francesca's win over Amelie? about Flavia'a clincher? Were the French fans and French players gracious is defeat?

It brings me such joy to see all my favorite players hugging and supporting each other. :D What an incredible victory. I love this team!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

On to Spain! :drive:

Mara's doesnt say anything about the victory in her diary because this article was just before the fed cup get started.
For sure she had fun by playing with Roby :D but now it's not sure as I said below on the thread that she continues with her because she must play with Mashona Washington till the end of the year. well she was very relax.
At the end of Flavia's match the french fans yelled "Italia,Italia" and so the players with the staff applauded the french crowd who was
fair play at the end of the match.:eek:
I will see Mara in Roma , Roland garros and wimbledon and us open so more pics to come here and on her website :)
if she still plays like this no doubt that she will be in the team for the semis finals in Spain and so I might go there :p

takaja
Apr 30th, 2006, 07:22 AM
Great job casonifan1. Thanks for the news :yeah:

casonifan1
May 8th, 2006, 06:28 PM
German Open - 1st round

Mara Santangelo d. Sabine Lisicki 36 62 61 :D

next round vs Henin :devil: hope the match will be broadcasted on eurosport :rolleyes:

FORZA MARA :bounce:

-sugi-
May 8th, 2006, 07:04 PM
:woohoo:

Good luck Mara :) FORZA!!!!!

takaja
May 8th, 2006, 08:43 PM
Well done Mara :yeah:

takaja
May 10th, 2006, 04:59 PM
Berlino - 2nd round

3 Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL d. Mara Santangelo 64 61

As expected.... :sad:

rrfnpump
May 10th, 2006, 06:42 PM
> Santangelo v Lisicki <
Mara really needed some time to adjust to Lisicki's powerful game. In the first set her groundstrokes didnt work - they were to short and Sabine killed they with her big FH and BH. Sabine really overpowered Mara in the first set and when Mara got broken right at the start of the second set I was really worried, but she found her game and made Lisicki comitt more errors. Her big serve was working then also and she was dominating from the beginning of the second set.

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/5342/img0817bz.th.jpg (http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/5342/img0817bz.jpg)

http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/2560/img0836jp.th.jpg (http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/2560/img0836jp.jpg)

casonifan1
May 11th, 2006, 08:20 PM
> Santangelo v Lisicki <
Mara really needed some time to adjust to Lisicki's powerful game. In the first set her groundstrokes didnt work - they were to short and Sabine killed they with her big FH and BH. Sabine really overpowered Mara in the first set and when Mara got broken right at the start of the second set I was really worried, but she found her game and made Lisicki comitt more errors. Her big serve was working then also and she was dominating from the beginning of the second set.

http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/5342/img0817bz.th.jpg (http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/5342/img0817bz.jpg)

http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/2560/img0836jp.th.jpg (http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/2560/img0836jp.jpg)


Thanks for the report and the pics :)
Hope you had a good time by watching Mara ;)
she lost today with Tax Garbin but that means that I will see her on saturday in Rome :cool:

Corswandt
May 11th, 2006, 09:31 PM
I know you must have been asked this dozens of times already, at GM and maybe even on this thread, but what is Santangelo's chronic injury again? Something in one of her feet, IIRC? I searched on the official site, but found nothing. I noticed Mara's difficulties in mobility and footwork so I'd like as much info on that as possible. I thank you in advance.

And you can sign me up as a fan, too. :)

-sugi-
May 13th, 2006, 01:04 PM
I am not sure about the foot, when I became a fan after she won Bangalore, someone said it was deformed but I am not sure what it is really :confused:

-sugi-
May 13th, 2006, 01:04 PM
Bad Rome draw :( vs Kirilenko in Round one

rrfnpump
May 15th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Mara Santangelo (ITA) d. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 36 63 75 :D ;) :hearts:

wow, Mara :bigclap:
she served to stay in the match at 45 and was two points from defeat
well done :cool:

Chris 84
May 15th, 2006, 08:45 PM
I've been a fan of Mara for a while now, but I've never posted in here I don't think, so hey everyone :wavey:

Mara played really well today and impressed me a lot. If she can keep up that kind of form, and plays with that kind of spirit and determination, she can have a great week in Rome. Heck, she's already done really well :D :yippee: