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Hikaru
Jan 14th, 2002, 06:02 AM
We can see the future of women's tennis in Svetlana Kuznetsova. Now she's number one junior player and soon keeps WTA tour in her control. She has just started to walk the road to success. Let's support this promising young star together !! ;) ;)
Come on Sveta !!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
http://members.tripod.co.jp/seiran1980/sveta1.jpg

http://members.tripod.co.jp/seiran1980/sveta2.jpg

bubble
Jan 14th, 2002, 11:14 AM
Indeed, she looks very promising .

Good luck Sveta in the 1st rd of AO!

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 14th, 2002, 07:30 PM
best of luck Sveta :)

wish her well, hope the mens match goes to 4 sets so I can see some of Sveta's match.

fresh2flash
Jan 15th, 2002, 12:57 AM
<img src="http://fan.theonering.net/art/gallery/large/162">

bubble
Jan 15th, 2002, 08:41 AM
Svetlana has done what her seniors have failed so far....
She got into the 2nd rd! :bounce: :bounce:

She defeated Cho 63 26 64!!!

Congrats !!!!
:kiss:

Go Sveta!

auntie janie
Jan 15th, 2002, 09:29 AM
Well done, SK!:D :D :D

Hikaru
Jan 16th, 2002, 12:24 PM
Sveta will battle against Iroda tomorrow on court 19. Iroda is my fave too, but this time I'll be for Sveta !!

GOD BLESS HER !!

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 16th, 2002, 01:54 PM
All the best tomorrow Sveta !!!!!

for one thing she won't be overpowered by Iroda, she can match everything thats comes to her.

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 17th, 2002, 03:35 PM
ouch, bad luck Sveta, she matched Iroda at start but her serve wasn't good today, only 50% ish in.

Sveta's groundies were big though had Iroda on ropes but went for too much.

Hikaru
Jan 21st, 2002, 05:04 AM
Best of luck Sveta in Junior. You can make it ! Go for it !!

Hikaru
Jan 24th, 2002, 08:51 PM
Australian Open Junior 2002

Singles Top seed

1R: Adriana Szili 6-1, 6-1
2R: Alex McGoodwin 6-0,6-0
3R: Tatiana Golovin 6-1,7-6
QF: Su-Wei Hsieh ??

Head-to-Head Sveta leads Su-Wei 1-0

Osaka Mayor's Cup - World Super Junior Tennis Championships 01 QF
Sveta won 6-7(3) 3-6


Doubles with Matea Mezak Top seed

1R: Diana Julianto/ Pichaya Laosirichon 6-1,6-3
2R: Da-Jung Hong /Sania Mirza 6-2,6-4
QF: Zsuzsanna Babos /Chia-Jung Chuang ??

Way to go Sveta !!:bounce: :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 25th, 2002, 05:24 AM
All the best today Sveta :)


Go Sveta Go !!!!!!!

Hikaru
Jan 25th, 2002, 09:48 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !! Sveta looooost !!!:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Hikaru
Feb 27th, 2002, 09:40 AM
Where is Sveta now :confused:

Cassius
Mar 6th, 2002, 01:13 AM
Hikaru said Sveta is world junior number 1.
Wasn't Kournikova junior no.1?
Wasn't Lina junior no.1? (OK maybe shes too young to use as a good example)
(Was Elena D. ever junior no.1? I don't actually know)

Do you see a theme warming up here??
Just because a player is junior number1, it doesn't mean she'll be any good on the pro tour!!!

I'm not saying she'll be crap, I'm just saying 'Don't count your chickens before they hatch'.
What that actually means is. Don't got too carried away by saying shes the next big thing. Both Anna and Elena D. have crumbled under the pressure and expectation of people saying that!!

TS
Mar 6th, 2002, 02:09 PM
omg, how did I miss this thread? :o

Well, I'm happy to say I saw Sveta quite a bit in AO! I saw two of her qualy matches, and her two main draw matches, as well as a junior match!

I was quite the Sveta watcher in Melbourne! lol, she really impressed me, and made a fan of me :)

Go Sveta!!! I expect big things from you girl! :kiss:

If she can keep her head above water, and not drown amidst the expectation and hoopla, then the sky's the limit :) :)
She has talent and knows how to use it!

Hikaru, I dont know what Sveta's plans are...but according to Eggy, she is propably getting ready for a major assault on the red clay season!

Hikaru
Mar 13th, 2002, 11:32 AM
Okay I'll wait for her. Hope she breaks a jinx that Russian never win tournaments. Go girl !!

fresh2flash
Mar 13th, 2002, 11:54 AM
Sveta likes to play on clay and likes to be compared with ASV :). It helped with the interview once. But she has a weak point and that point is BH. If she improves it, she will be the player to watch.

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 13th, 2002, 12:01 PM
Sveta will be playing once clay starts, she's gonna use her tourns to play on the red stuff :)

Her BH has improved :)

auntie janie
Mar 14th, 2002, 06:45 PM
Iva's Fan,

Mercifully, I don't think there is too much hoopla around Sveta; mostly that is around Maria Sharapova because she is a Nick B. and IMG girl, and got to the Aus open final . So I think Sveta can improve at her own natural pace without being weighed down by premature expectations. Best of luck to her.

TS
Mar 15th, 2002, 04:30 AM
I hope so :)

Hikaru
Mar 30th, 2002, 12:24 AM
Sveta starts in Porto !! yey !! All my love to you :kiss:

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 30th, 2002, 04:15 AM
Best wishes Sveta :) and go and qualify, we need ya baby.

Rip that forehand :)

Julian
Mar 30th, 2002, 03:28 PM
GOOD LUCK SVETA! :)

TS
Mar 30th, 2002, 04:44 PM
GO SVETA!!! You can qualify no probs!!! :cool:

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 31st, 2002, 08:48 PM
Sveta in final qual rd tomorrow :)

Sveta v Libuse Prusova (she's coming off an injury so her rank is misleading)

best wishes Sveta :)

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 1st, 2002, 04:54 PM
Sveta qualified with a 6-4 6-4 win :bounce: :bounce:

well done Sveta !!!!!!!

Hikaru
Apr 2nd, 2002, 12:44 AM
Sveta & Nuria Llagostera Vives defeated good doubles players Maja Matevzic & Martina Muller 6-4 6-1;)

Good luck against Celine Beigbeder !!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 2nd, 2002, 08:33 PM
Well done Sveta :)

she won 4-6 6-2 6-3 :)

she plays Maja Matevzic on Thursday :)

good luck Sveta :) she's into the 160's

go Sveta go !!!!!!!!!

TatiAnnahølic
Apr 2nd, 2002, 08:53 PM
GOOD LUCK SVETLANA :bounce:

FroggyLight
Apr 2nd, 2002, 09:38 PM
Go Sveta! Good luck against Maja Matevzic ! :D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 6th, 2002, 03:33 AM
Sveta plays top seed Anca Barna today in Estoril qualies .

Davay Sveta !!!!!!! ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 6th, 2002, 10:56 PM
Sveta lost to Anca :(
6-7 6-1 6-1 :sad: :sad: :sad:

thats her 3rd event so far this yr.

Good luck Sveta in your next tourn.

She has entered into $75K Dothan (Apr 22) using her Junior Exempt status

USTA have cocked it up again and listed her as Slovakia :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 13th, 2002, 10:29 PM
well done Sveta :)

she beat Els Callens 6-4 6-3 in Budapest 1st rd qualies

good luck Sveta in rd 2

Hikaru
Apr 14th, 2002, 02:08 PM
She will play Roland Garros Seniors and juniors, but still do now know about Wimbledon.
Good luck Sveta in Budapest :D

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 15th, 2002, 05:37 PM
Sveta lost to Myriam Casanova in final rd qualies :fiery: :fiery:

but she made main draw as a LL

plays Silvija Talaja in rd1

best wishes Sveta, just get this out of your system :)

Hikaru
Apr 16th, 2002, 01:15 PM
okay, go our girl !!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 16th, 2002, 03:49 PM
Sveta into rd 2 as she beat Silvija Talaja 6-3 6-4


well done Sveta :) woo-hoo
and good luck tomorrow vs top seed Martina Sucha

if Dinara can beat her so can you

fresh2flash
Apr 16th, 2002, 03:56 PM
Well done and good-luck :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

the cat
Apr 16th, 2002, 07:41 PM
Eggy, what was the score against the "Russian wrecking Ball" Myriam Casanova?

At least Sveta took advantage of her lucly loser status. Udachi Svetlana!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 16th, 2002, 09:15 PM
that was 4-6 5-7

Julian
Apr 17th, 2002, 02:08 AM
YAY SVETA! :)

Hikaru
Apr 18th, 2002, 02:18 PM
Sveta crashed out easily 1-6,2-6:o :o , but think positive !! The tournaments will be continued !! Cone on Sveta !!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 18th, 2002, 03:53 PM
oh Sveta :sad: :sad:

just keep going girl, you will get better and stronger :)

next year will be the one she makes a real mark :)

Nina_rus
Apr 24th, 2002, 06:19 PM
some Sveta pics
the first one is of her in action at Roland Gaross, I guess

Nina_rus
Apr 24th, 2002, 06:23 PM
a similar pic

Nina_rus
Apr 24th, 2002, 06:25 PM
one more pic of Sveta from the same match I guess

Nina_rus
Apr 24th, 2002, 06:28 PM
and another one. Sveta serving

Nina_rus
Apr 24th, 2002, 06:30 PM
this one is of Sveta with the Russian Cup award

FroggyLight
Apr 24th, 2002, 10:18 PM
Thnx for the pics Nina! :wavey:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 27th, 2002, 11:01 AM
good luck Sveta in Bol

Sveta plays Ekaterina Kozhokina (who is 19 today) in rd1 qualies

TS
May 3rd, 2002, 04:00 AM
Unfortunately she bowed out in the next round :( :sad:

Im a bit disappointed in her run of outs on the clay lately, but she's only 16 still plenty of time to make her mark.

Eggy do you know what her next event is? Maybe Madrid?

Hikaru
May 3rd, 2002, 01:57 PM
I think she will play in qualify of French Open senior.

TheBoiledEgg
May 4th, 2002, 04:40 AM
good luck Sveta in Warsaw :)

Sveta plays Sandra Kloesel in rd 1 qualies :)

go and qualify Sveta :)

TheBoiledEgg
May 4th, 2002, 02:32 PM
Sveta won her 1st qual match 7-5 6-2 vs Sandra Kloesel

Sveta plays Maria Vento tomorrow

good luck Sveta :) go and win this as well :)

TheBoiledEgg
May 5th, 2002, 12:51 PM
Sveta just won 6-1 6-2 :D

well done Sveta, now just a match away from maindraw

good luck tomorrow

TheBoiledEgg
May 6th, 2002, 02:27 PM
Sveta qualified :D

6-1 6-4 win over Ostrovskaya , well done and congrats :)

fresh2flash
May 6th, 2002, 02:52 PM
Well done :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

CB
May 6th, 2002, 05:24 PM
:kiss: :bounce: WD Sveta!

If you really face Anya, break her leg :o ;)

auntie janie
May 6th, 2002, 09:04 PM
Yes, Sveta plays Anna tomorrow.

Can she join the growing teenage "I Beat Anna" Club? I hope so! :wavey:
Good luck, Sveta! Don't back down! If you get behind, just hang in there! Anna may well help you later in the match with some double faults or 91 UEs. ;)

auntie janie
May 7th, 2002, 06:46 PM
Wow, Anna helped Sveta late in the match even more than I predicted -- she gave up altogether! :o

Don't let that detract from your sweet victory, Sveta! You did what you needed to do -- it worked -- you WON! :D :D :D

Now take it from here! :wavey:

TheBoiledEgg
May 7th, 2002, 07:02 PM
a bit of good fortune Sveta now make the most of it :)

step it up Sveta and go all the way girl :) got nothing to fear from rest of these girls.

CB
May 8th, 2002, 02:00 AM
WELL DONE SVETA!

She really broke Anna's leg ;) She retired with an injury on arm and leg (?). I read it somewhere ;)

Go Svetita! Race to the Top 100 :D:D:D

auntie janie
May 8th, 2002, 05:36 PM
A poster at CNNSI said this is the first time that Sveta has won more than a one match in any WTA tournament -- if this is true, congrats to her for bursting through that second-round barrier today! :)

TheBoiledEgg
May 8th, 2002, 05:54 PM
well done Sveta into QF :)

best of luck vs Elena on Friday :)

TS
May 9th, 2002, 02:26 PM
Good luck tomorrow Sveta :kiss:

omg, a Vera v Sveta final is a mouth watering proposition :hearts: ...but I better not get ahead of myself ;)

sartrista7
May 9th, 2002, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by janie
A poster at CNNSI said this is the first time that Sveta has won more than a one match in any WTA tournament -- if this is true, congrats to her for bursting through that second-round barrier today! :)

janie, I prefer to focus on the more positive - Sveta has NEVER lost in a WTA main draw first round. Long may that continue!

Good luck Sveta for the rest of the tourney... Terry, I'd love a Sveta v Vera final too, at least that'd break the Russian curse.

auntie janie
May 10th, 2002, 12:12 AM
EXCELLENT point, sartrista! :)

Now, I have been rooting for Sveta of course, but after reading her interview which Eggy kindly posted, I have now become a true fan. There is something so refreshing about a young player who says she spent her childhood riding her bike!
:D :hearts: :D :)

I am all in favor of either Elena B, Sveta or Vera breaking the Russian Curse this week. What a relief that will be! :)

CB
May 10th, 2002, 01:35 AM
Good luck Sveta tomorrow :D Way to go girl!

fresh2flash
May 10th, 2002, 08:41 AM
There is something so refreshing about a young player who says she spent her childhood riding her bike!

Janie, she didn`t ride it for her own pleasure ;) In fact she hate it since she was trained in a bycicle club. She was thought to continue the family`s business.

TheBoiledEgg
May 10th, 2002, 03:04 PM
Sveta lost 3-6 2-6 to Elena Bovina :sad: :sad:

bad luck Sveta :( but its been another good week, she's upto around 131.

best of luck in RG qualies now as I don't think she will play Madrid this yr.

TheBoiledEgg
May 14th, 2002, 12:50 PM
Sveta plays top seed Ludmila Cervanova in the 50K+H Challenger in Poland

best of luck Sveta :)

TS
May 23rd, 2002, 04:22 PM
She lost in second round qualies as you all know by now to Lourdes Dominguez Lino :sad: :sad: :sad: A tough match as Lourdes is former RG junior champ...I was so hoping for a big tournament here, but it wasnt to be :(

Oh well, still only 16...Im sure this time next year she'll be in the main draw on her own merit :) Looking forward to seeing her progress!

TheBoiledEgg
May 23rd, 2002, 04:28 PM
bad luck Sveta :(

very tough battle indeed,
I'm sure she'll get better :)

Hikaru
Jun 1st, 2002, 05:11 PM
Does enyone know if she will play at palermo after Wimbledone ? because I have schedule to go there.
Anyway I hope she can do better in the junior RG if she playes.

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 6th, 2002, 04:10 PM
http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI2_05062002-142936-Full.JPG http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI4_05062002-142936-Full.JPG

Julian
Jun 18th, 2002, 05:21 AM
Thanks for the pics TBE!! GOOD LUCK TO SVETA IN QUALIFYING AT WIMBLEDON!! :)

Julian
Jun 18th, 2002, 03:35 PM
Congrats Sveta on your 1st round win! GOOD LUCK IN THE NEXT ROUND! :)

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 18th, 2002, 03:38 PM
PHEW sveta

that was close but win is what matters

now go girl :) and qualify

Julian
Jun 19th, 2002, 04:41 PM
Sveta lost to Tatarkova :( :sad: Oh well, there's still Juniors!! ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 19th, 2002, 05:13 PM
Sveta :sad: really disappointing again :(

ELena T is just too experienced on the grass

Cassius
Jun 23rd, 2002, 12:25 AM
I don't know when this interview was done or if anyone's already posted it in this thread, but I've only just seen it and I always post an interview as and when I find them:

'How difficult was it to find courts to play on when you first started playing tennis?
Courts to find are easy if you have money. Free courts, you cannot find there. It's not like maybe here. I don't know how it works here but there you are always paying. You have to pay for everything. When I go to my city I pay for everything; club, courts, ball, coach, practice partner ... everything.

Does your federation help you out? Do they have a facility where you can practice?
No. My father, he pays for me for everything. The Russian Federation did send us here to play the team competition. I think it is very good that we came one week ago to practice before the tournament. So we have been here ... our team; boys and girls. We were together all the time so now we are like brothers and sisters and we are really good now. We played and won both titles so it was very good. They paid for us and will pay hospitality for Orange Bowl for me.

Growing up, your father helped you along. Did he start you in tennis?
All my family are cyclists. My father still coaches. My mother she was a very good cyclist. My brother was also good but he stopped now. He is 29 and has a family and works with my father. My father said, "go play tennis, just go, go somewhere but not bike".....I said, "OK." When I was young I did cycle. I was racing twice or three times in my life. I was only six years old.

Your father supported your tennis?
He's a very good coach! It is similar, the strategy of the sport. He is helping, sometimes you can't find the way where you have to go. He tells me how much I have to practice. My mom helps all the time with me. I've been changing coaches so much. My mother, she knows very good about sports and everything. She's won 6 championships of the World in sprint in track. She will say, "this coach doesn't want to work." She doesn't like this thing. We were changing, changing, changing and now we finally found a place.

You found a coach you are happy with?
It's not a coach. I'm practicing at a club. It's Emilio Sanchez, in Barcelona Spain. I am staying now in Spain all the time.

Are you traveling a lot?
Yes I do. I've been everywhere this year. Australia, Japan, Brazil ... everywhere.

Did your Mom travel a lot?
My mother did the same thing before when I did not have a private coach. I still don't have it. Before I went to the club, she was traveling with me. She was helping instead of coach. She understands tennis. She knows what she is speaking about and was helping me, but sometimes children do not listen to the parents.

Any other brothers and sisters?
Just one brother, Nikolai. He was also very good in cycling. He was in Atlanta 1996. They got the silver, second place. My father was the coach of them.

So, why is your father good at coaching bicycling and tennis?
My father, he is very good in strategy. You can see the results every time. He has coached 5 Olympic champions. I think that is good result.

How is tennis in Russia now. Is it very difficult for the players?
I think there is a lot of talent and a lot of girls that are very good but every one stop because of money.

1999 world number one, Lena Krasnoroutskaia is from Russia. Do you know her?
When I started to play I saw her. She was number one (juniors). After, when I was grow, I didn't see her because she was playing WTA. Now I saw her in Wimbledon and we met. I said "hi, how ya doing," and now we know each other.

Do you know of any young players that are coming up in Russia? How about Maria Kirilenko and Dasha Chemarda?
Dasha is younger then me by one year and Maria two years. I didn't see her play and Maria I didn't see for three years. I know she has coach and sponsor so she should be OK. Now it will be up to her. In Russia there are a lot of players that are good that do not have sponsors. There are a lot of young young people that are doing very well. Coaches are getting crazy. They are starting to practice unbelievable times and breaking the players.. Some practice 8 hours a day at 11 years old. 8 hours in the day ... it's impossible.

How much practice did you do growing up?
I have not been practicing a lot. Now, just doing a lot in club. 6, 4, 5 hours, it depends on how I am feeling. If I am down, no one will push me. Everyone trust me that I know what to do. If I feel good, I practice more. I remember when I was young, I was with a coach, for about two years and we were in practice with 4 people on one court. Four people on one court for one hour. The court was indoors in a small place and the mountain climbers also used this area to practice. They would climb over the roof as we practiced!

Are there any tennis camps in Russia?
There are some but not big.

Where are you going from here?
Next year I will play as many pros as I can, but you know they are limited.

Will you be playing junior Grand Slams?
I don't know, I would like to play Roland Garros but if there is another tournament on at the same time, I will play that.'

TS
Jun 24th, 2002, 05:15 PM
Ive been absent from this thread for a while with exams etc...but sad to see her go down :sad:

But I remember Tatarkova had a big win over Pierce here a few years ago...so she can play on the stuff.

Hopefully she'll bounce back at the US Open and qualify there :) And good luck for the rest of the year :)

Cassius
Jun 26th, 2002, 02:42 AM
Two Russian girls play against each other later today:eek:.
In women's doubles, Sveta K will team up with Gisela Dulko and they'll play against Cara Black and Elena Likhovtseva in the 3rd match on court 5.

Hikaru
Jun 27th, 2002, 09:37 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SVETA !!
HOPE YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT CARRER FROM NOW !!

Cassius
Jun 27th, 2002, 07:40 PM
When is it Sveta's birthday? How old is she?

Hikaru
Jun 28th, 2002, 08:10 AM
Yesterday. 27th, June. Now she is 17 years old. How young !!!

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 28th, 2002, 08:38 AM
Forgot about Sveta's 17th yesterday :o

Sorry Sveta :) hope she had a good b'ay :)

Cassius
Jun 28th, 2002, 05:52 PM
Sveta's only 17?:eek:
I thought she was older:o.

TS
Jun 29th, 2002, 03:54 PM
Sorry Im late :o :o

Happy 17th Sveta!!!! Hope this is the year you truly shine!! Time to catch up to Vera ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 30th, 2002, 08:20 AM
good luck in the juniors :)
its time to get a GS title but grass is her least fav surface

Julian
Jul 9th, 2002, 09:27 PM
Sveta won her match today! :)

BTW, I'm still puzzled why she withdrew from the Juniors at Wimbledon! :confused:

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 9th, 2002, 09:35 PM
well done Sveta :)
now make the QF girl :)

she "withdrew" cos she had never entered, her entry was mixed up.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 10th, 2002, 02:10 PM
Sveta won 6-1 6-0 against Granados and is into QF :)

good luck in QF on friday ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 12th, 2002, 06:41 PM
Sveta into Semis :)

she won 6-3 3-0 rtd vs Cervanova and into her 1st WTA semi

she plays Wartusch next and its more than a good chance to make the final :)

Julian
Jul 13th, 2002, 12:44 AM
Keep going Sveta! You can win this! :)

TS
Jul 14th, 2002, 05:51 AM
What a heartbreaking loss :sad: :sad: :sad: :mad:

This tournament was hers :( How great would it have been if both Vera and Sveta were playing in a championship final on the same day? :sad:

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 19th, 2002, 01:42 PM
Sveta is in Sopot qualies


she plays Maria Jose Martinez in rd1

go Sveta and best of luck girl :)

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 21st, 2002, 03:42 PM
Sveta qualified for Sopot with a 6-2 6-2 win over Vera Douchevina

good luck in the maindraw

tenn_ace
Jul 21st, 2002, 05:33 PM
Sveta won 3 setter:eek: that's the biggest surprise of this year;)

Hikaru
Jul 23rd, 2002, 06:47 PM
Sveta lost to Pascual 2-6, 6-7, 6-1:sad: :sad:
Better luck in doubles with Aranxia :kiss:

I've got the 100th post here !!

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 23rd, 2002, 07:11 PM
Sveta :(
disappointing :(

good luck to her in doubles
next week she plays St Gaudens $50K

TS
Jul 25th, 2002, 06:25 AM
Poor Sveta :sad:

Hope she can win that challenger, she is more than capable...I was expecting her to be much higher ranked than what she is right now, but Im sure that will come in time.

Go Sveta!!!

Hikaru
Jul 28th, 2002, 08:44 AM
Congrats Sveta & Arantxa !!
Hope it is the first one of many;)

http://members.tripod.co.jp/asiasemi/KuznetsovaSanchez072702.jpg

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 6th, 2002, 02:12 PM
Sveta won her 1st rd after qualifying
6-2 6-3 over Angeles Montolio
well done Sveta :)

good luck in rd 2 vs Magda Grzybowska

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 7th, 2002, 02:49 PM
Sveta into QF :bounce:

6-3 6-0 win over Grzybowska :)

good luck in QF vs Patty

CB
Aug 8th, 2002, 02:40 AM
Sveta will probably rise to 111 after this week :)

Good luck against Patty, beat her!

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 9th, 2002, 03:36 PM
Sveta won again 2-6 6-1 6-2 over Patty

and now she is into semis

and also cracks Top 100 :D

well done Sveta and keep going girl

TS
Aug 9th, 2002, 04:59 PM
Excellent win! Patty's 23 bonus points coming in handy ;)

Martina Sucha in the SF right? Tough, as Martina is devouring all her opponents :eek: Hoping Sveta can out hit her and throw her off the express lane ;)

Hikaru
Aug 10th, 2002, 03:35 PM
Sveta has reached her first WTA tour final by beating Martina Sucha 6-2 3-6 7-5 and now she has finished her doubles match against Natalie Grandin/Trudi Musgrave 6-2 6-1 to advanced to her 2nd doubles final with Aranxa !!
Sveta should win here !!!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce:

TS
Aug 10th, 2002, 04:58 PM
Hope she can take the clean sweep!!!!! :bounce:

Good luck girl, make sure you grab that silverware ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 10th, 2002, 07:14 PM
well done Sveta :bounce:

good luck in final and take the trophy home :D

win the doubles as well, but singles is 10 times more important

spiceboy
Aug 10th, 2002, 07:18 PM
Sveta :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Denisa will be tough, but you can do it

Impressive win in doubles :eek:

the cat
Aug 10th, 2002, 08:44 PM
Udachi Sveta!

auntie janie
Aug 11th, 2002, 12:50 AM
Wow, what an amazing run for Sveta! Best of luck tomorrow, kid! :D

tenn_ace
Aug 11th, 2002, 03:24 AM
``I'm confident and not tired, even (though) I have played seven singles and two doubles matches,'' she said. ``My strong points are my mind and heart.''


Good luck, Svetlana!!!:wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

TS
Aug 11th, 2002, 03:17 PM
And she did it!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Congrats Sveta, hope its the first of many :kiss:

Things looked a little grim a while back when she seemed to stall, and then Vera leap frogged her....but now we are back on track :)

TS
Aug 11th, 2002, 03:19 PM
And by my calculations she should be up to around #85 or so? I hope that sounds correct :)

auntie janie
Aug 11th, 2002, 03:55 PM
Russian lady winners in 2002! : ) :) :)

Congratulations, Sveta!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

MAy it be the first of MANY! :D

bubble
Aug 11th, 2002, 04:13 PM
Congrats to Sveta!
Great comeback to win too after losing 0-6 ! :bounce:

CB
Aug 11th, 2002, 05:49 PM
Yeeeeeeeah Sveta!!!!! Now she has safe entry into the US Open doesn't she? I hope Pitu had this same heart Sveta has..

Well done girl, you deserve it :hearts: :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 11th, 2002, 06:02 PM
well done Sveta :) on your 1st title :bounce: :D

I'm sure she won't be getting next in as the update list has passed but she will be top seed in qualies :)

good luck Sveta in New York :)

the cat
Aug 11th, 2002, 06:32 PM
Great win for Svetlana! :bounce: Now she has her first WTA title out of the way early in her career. Just like Dinara Safina recently did. And that's a great advantage for the rest of their cxareers! :D Because Anna Kournikova and Elena Dementieva are carrying the huge burden of never winning a WTA title! :(

Hikaru
Aug 11th, 2002, 06:47 PM
yeahhhh, she did it !! I feel lile crying... Sveta you are great !!!>:kiss: :kiss:

Cassius
Aug 12th, 2002, 01:28 AM
From the www.sanexwta.com site:

'Kuznetsova wins championship in Helsinki
August 11, 2002

Helsinki, Finland (Sports Network) - Russian qualifier Svetlana Kuznetsova came back from a set down to defeat Czech Denisa Chladkova in the final of the inaugural Nordea Nordic Light Open.

Kuznetsova was shutout in the first set, but bounced back to take the second set and finished off Chladkova in a third set tie-breaker to take the title, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2).

Kuznetsova, who is the first-ever Nordea champion, claimed $22,000 for her victory.'

Yet another young Russian girl shows Anna and Elena how it's done.
Congratulations Sveta:D:wavey::D

Cassius
Aug 13th, 2002, 03:20 AM
This article I've just found at www.eurosport.com:

'Kuznetsova grabs first title at Helsinki

Russian qualifier Svetlana Kuznetsova came back from a set down to claim her first WTA Tour title by beating Czech Denisa Chladkova 0-6 6-3 7-6 in the final of the $140,000 Helsinki Open on Sunday.

The 17-year-old showed a great deal of spirit in bouncing back after a horrendous first set to finally overcome the 17th seed in a decisive tiebreaker at the end of the match, which lasted almost two and a half hours.

Kuznetsova had looked down and out after a series of unforced errors and a couple of wild shots gifted the first set to her opponent.

"I was nervous and made a lot of mistakes. I stopped on the court. I didn't move," Kuznetsova said afterwards. "(I told myself) 'Come back and come on, you can play this game. You made the final and you can make it'."

She came back re-focused and won the second set, raising her game and showing how she had claimed the scalps of third seeded Swiss Patty Schnyder and fifth seeded Slovak Martina Sucha on her way to the final.

By the third set both players seemed to have sized up the other in their first competitive match and it took a tiebreaker to separate them.

The Russian won it 7-2 with a shot to the corner of the court that Chladkova, running to her left, was unable to reach.

Kuznetsova, who is based in Spain, was ranked 123rd in the world coming into this tournament and made her grand slam debut at January's Australian Open.'

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 22nd, 2002, 04:00 AM
Sveta won her 1st qual match 6-4 7-6(4) over Noorlander :D

good luck in rd2 tomorrow Sveta ;) vs Valentina Sassi

auntie janie
Aug 24th, 2002, 02:44 AM
OMG, what a tough 3rd match! Amazing, she came through it -- 3rd set tiebreaker!

Congrats, & enjoy the Main Draw, Sveta! You should be feeling confident now! :)

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 24th, 2002, 04:26 AM
well done Sveta, she nearly lost the plot completely
up a set and a break *3-2 she lost 6 games in a row :mad:
broke back to 4-4 then in TB she was 0-4 down but won next 7 pts to qualify

Sveta plays Anne Kremer in rd1, not the easiest of 1r matches but she has nothing to lose here.

Good luck Sveta in MD

auntie janie
Aug 24th, 2002, 02:05 PM
Wow, what a roller coaster match! (Poor Dally!!!!)

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 28th, 2002, 06:01 PM
Sveta into rd 3 :bounce:

she beat Anne Kremer in rd1 ( no one posted :( ) 7-6 6-2

now she beat Husarova 2-6 6-3 6-2 :bounce:

go Sveta go !!!!!!!!!!!


next for her is 13th seed Farina

TS
Aug 29th, 2002, 02:51 AM
wow, what a great run Sveta :bounce: Two very good players, which means some juicy quality points ;)

So far Sveta has earned 122 points in the main draw, plus around 34 points (i think) from qualifying, so all up she has earned around 150 points, which should take her to around the mid 50's!!!

Silvia is really tough obviously, but anyone else sense an upset here? Silvia doesnt have the best record when she plays 3rd round matches at Slams, and if there was a top 16 seed you'd want to meet in round 3, she'd be one of them (no offence to Silvia, as Im a fan of hers too!).

Good luck Sveta, hit those lines and take the win!

ys
Aug 29th, 2002, 03:06 AM
I saw some pieces of that match. I left it when it 2:6, 3:2. But at that moment I had a feeling that Sveta already turned it around. When I came there next time, in 5 minutes, Sveta has already won the second set. After she quickly ran to 2:0, I decided to completely switch to Nastya's match, that looked match more undecided by that point..

Sveta's game is very simple, yet effective. I think she can handle Farina.

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 29th, 2002, 10:23 AM
ys you impressed with the size of her thighs (tree trunks)

i don't think i've seen more powerful thighs in a tennis player.

I'm more than sure she can blast Silvia away

auntie janie
Aug 29th, 2002, 01:05 PM
Wow, keep going, Sveta! I want to see Sveta, Vera, and Elena B all in the top 40 soon, and Dinara to follow.

ys
Aug 29th, 2002, 02:56 PM
Yes, Eggy.. But I am not sure that's good. She doesn't seem to be very fast on court. And I think that I saw someone with similar legs ( De Swaardt? Casanova?)

bubble
Aug 29th, 2002, 02:59 PM
Congrats Sveta!

Keep it going! :)

TS
Aug 29th, 2002, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by TheBoiledEgg
ys you impressed with the size of her thighs (tree trunks)

i don't think i've seen more powerful thighs in a tennis player.

I'm more than sure she can blast Silvia away

LOL! I remember thats how I described them when I saw her in Melbourne, hehe :o What a powerfully built girl! I wasnt surprised when I heard she was a budding cyclist in her younger years.

But...she's all business on the court which is what attracted me to her first and foremost ;) :cool:

Well, hopefully if the rain holds up we'll actually get this match completed tomorrow :rolleyes: But it may get pegged back to Saturday if today is a washout? :confused:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 30th, 2002, 10:07 AM
that was Myriam Casanova you saw and she's built like a tank.

Sveta vs Silvia today around late afternoon

good lucl Sveta !!!!!!!!!!!!, just go out there and relax and do your stuff and don't let her settle down.

Silvia is wily but she doesn't have the firepower

Cassius
Aug 31st, 2002, 06:33 AM
from www.********************

Top 10 Players of the Week:
7. Svetlana Kuznetsova: Russian qualifier wins the inaugural Nordea Nordic Light Open (did they play the final under natural light at 2 a.m.?) and shows that last year's strong run to the US Open junior championship was no fluke.

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 13th, 2002, 05:11 PM
Sveta is in Tokyo
She plays Sarah Taylor (who retired in Hawaii with a swollen foot) so she might play someone else )

good luck Sveta !!!!!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 16th, 2002, 11:01 AM
Sveta qualified for maindraw :D
she won all three matches for loss of 12 games

good luck Sveta !!!!!!!!!!!

auntie janie
Sep 18th, 2002, 12:12 PM
Sveta has advanced -- Tina Pisnik was sick & had to retire, but a win is a win! Keep going, Sveta! :D

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 18th, 2002, 12:17 PM
well done Sveta :)

good luck Sveta tomorrow vs Kim :)
go and beat her, you got the power !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 21st, 2002, 11:15 AM
good luck Sveta in Bali

Sveta plays Alicia Molik in rd1

Sveta is into the tokyo doubles final with ASV

auntie janie
Sep 21st, 2002, 12:57 PM
I know! That is fantastic. They have beaten two really good teams. Sveta must be really excited. :)

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 25th, 2002, 01:11 PM
Sveta won her 1st rd in Bali over Alicia Molik 6-2 6-4 :)

well done Sveta and good luck tomorrow
then we could see her battling Lina on Friday for a semi spot.

Leo7
Sep 25th, 2002, 10:24 PM
you go girl! :bounce: good luck in the 2nd round! ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 26th, 2002, 11:28 AM
Sveta into QF :)
she bt Razzano 7-6 4-6 6-2 :bounce: :)

well done Sveta :)

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 1st, 2002, 09:25 PM
board is back so ...........

Belated Congrats to Sveta on her 2nd title in Bali

well done Sveta :bounce: :D

and good luck and title #3 this week in Tokyo ;)

CB
Oct 2nd, 2002, 12:25 AM
Exactly!

Belated Congrats Sveta!

Great title, keep going :D

TS
Oct 2nd, 2002, 04:22 AM
A belated congrats from me too :bounce:

Lets make it title no.3 this week!!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 2nd, 2002, 04:37 AM
and she won her 1st rd match 7-5 6-2 over Razzano :)

well done and good luck Sveta ;)
hoping for a semi showdown with Maria Sharapova :)

CB
Oct 3rd, 2002, 10:31 PM
Sveta lost :sad:

Maybe too tired... rest girl, you shouldn't burn yourself out :)

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 4th, 2002, 04:11 AM
Sveta's playing way too much (esp in doubles)

she should have lost her doubles so she could fly home and rest up.

raquel
Oct 11th, 2002, 08:14 PM
hey i am a huge arantxa fan and she and svetlana having a good doubles partnership. i never really knew much about svetlana but her singles results have been great too so good luck sveta!;)

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 11th, 2002, 09:56 PM
hi Racquel
welcome to Russian Roulette :)

good to have you on board

~SunFlower~
Nov 25th, 2002, 12:47 AM
Status of Svetlana Kuznetsova as of Nov 24th

Until 18th birthday on June 26th, 2003,

Svetlana has 10 tournaments left to play with 2 wildcards left:

- 7 tournaments

- 3 grand slams - Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon

Since 17th birthday, Svetlana has played 7 tournaments: Casablanca, Helsinki, Bali, Japan (AIG), Japan (Princess Cup) and Sopot plus 1 Grand Slam: US Open so far.

CB
Nov 27th, 2002, 02:35 PM
That's a lot of tournaments!

Sveta should play Boyton Beach and earn herself a lil bit more points :)

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 27th, 2002, 04:01 PM
7 WTA events is not much until end of June

two of these events Sveta should play (Indian Wells and Miami)
she'll play 2-3 clay events too

so that leaves 1 grass event and one event from Jan/Feb

CB
Nov 29th, 2002, 01:07 AM
Sveta on Tennis Magazine!!!!! :D

On the move
The 17-yr-old from Russia first madwe headlines in August when, as a qualifier ranked No. 123, she won eight straight matches and the tournament in Helsinki. Less than two months later Kuznetsova, strongly built at 5-foot-8 1/2 and 160lbs., laid to rest any talk of a fluke victory when she won her 2nd title, in Bali. From no. 259 at the end of last yr she's moved to a career-high ranking No. 44. But her success hasn't been limited to singles: Kuznetsova has also won three doubles titles this yr with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.

:bounce:
It was so weird when I opened this page. I subscribe TENNIS magazine and before opening I always try to guess the on the move players (male and female). And this time I got both right! I thought about Sveta, because of the two titles, and about Paul-Henri Mathieu (also because of his good streak)!

I got so happy when I found out :)

By the way, Sveta thighs are just :eek: :drool:

TS
Nov 29th, 2002, 03:51 PM
I, and all her fans, always knew Helsinki wasnt a fluke ;)

Anyway, great to see coverage given to Sveta.

Cant wait for the new year, Im sure she will make bigger waves!

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 24th, 2002, 05:22 PM
Sveta has a WC for Gold Coast :bounce: :D :)

and she plays doubles with Navratilova :)


Russian hotshot heads for coast

One of the hottest young stars in tennis, Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, will make her Gold Coast debut at the Uncle Tobys Hardcourts at Royal Pines Resort from December 28 to January 4.

Following her success in 2001 as the world No.1 junior, this 17-year-old Russian sensation made 2002 a dream debut year, improving her ranking more than 200 places to be currently positioned at No. 43 in the world.

After winning WTA Tour events in Bali and Helsinki, as well as securing three WTA doubles titles, Kuznetsova has given notice that she is set for further success in the future. She has been given a wildcard into the Uncle Tobys Hardcourts singles and Smylie predicts that the top seeds will be hoping to avoid her in the early rounds.

In another bonus for the event, Kuznetsova will partner Martina Navratilova in the doubles event. "I have spoken with Martina and she is very excited about playing doubles with Svetlana," Smylie said. "I am sure they will make a formidable team and Martina is predicting they will be playing on finals day."

King Aaron
Dec 25th, 2002, 05:57 PM
:bounce: Great news! :) Doubles with Martina Nav.!! She'll learn a lot definitely!

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 28th, 2002, 10:42 AM
Sveta vs Elena Bovina in 1st rd :mad: :fiery:

Good luck Sveta :)

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 30th, 2002, 10:07 AM
Sveta lost 5-7 4-6 :sad: :(
stupid draw :fiery:

oh well good luck Sveta in Melbourne :)

and just go and win this weeks doubles too :)

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 30th, 2002, 11:21 PM
Call it youthful enthusiasm or just bad luck, but a warm-up hitout with Martina Navratilova led to first aid for her new doubles partner, Svetlana Kuznetsova, yesterday.

The 17-year-old former world junior champion will be wearing a bandage on her chin when she walks on to centre court at the Uncle Tobys Hardcourts today to play alongside the 46-year-old tennis legend.

"I was practising with Martina and she played a passing shot and I threw my racquet to get it and it rebounded and hit me," Kuznetsova said.

The same year the Russian teenager was born, 1985, Navratilova was at the height of her stellar career, winning the Australian Open, Wimbledon and a dozen other Women's Tennis Association events. Until Navratilova ended her retirement to play doubles in 2000, Kuznetsova had watched the 56-time grand slam champion only on video.

"I am very happy to play with her; maybe I will be a little nervous," she said. "She has a million times more experience than I do but I cannot get shy."

vaiva
Dec 31st, 2002, 09:46 AM
Good win in doubles with Martina for Sveta ;)

Keep progressing Sveta and we will be hearing much more of you next year. May the year 2003 be even more victorious and fulfilling! ;)

LeonHart
Dec 31st, 2002, 12:59 PM
:sad: bad draw

good luck in aussie open

vaiva
Jan 4th, 2003, 11:27 AM
Congrats to Sveta on her 1st doubles title in 2003 :bounce:

Good luck in AO in both singles and doubles! Go girl ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 4th, 2003, 12:27 PM
congrats Sveta on your 4th doubles title :) :bounce: :D

rest up well for this week :)

King Aaron
Jan 4th, 2003, 03:40 PM
Congrast Sveta! :D :)

~SunFlower~
Jan 8th, 2003, 04:39 AM
A rare photo! :)

http://www.kids-tennis.com/mannys%20french/kappa%20.jpg

Hikaru
Jan 8th, 2003, 12:56 PM
Sveta with Angelique ?? Great photo !!

King Aaron
Jan 8th, 2003, 01:30 PM
Nice photo :)

TS
Jan 10th, 2003, 06:04 AM
What a terrible draw :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Lets just hope she can maybe spring a surprise... ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 10th, 2003, 10:09 AM
that was Sveta with Su-Wei in that pic

Sveta's got a very nasty draw indeed.
on the bright side ...... better to play her in rd1 than rd 2 (but no pts :( )

good luck Sveta !!!!!!!!!!!!

salima
Jan 10th, 2003, 10:32 PM
I suppose Sveta will fly out of the gate, get the pedals working and wheels rolling. let us see how far it will bring her:D

LeonHart
Jan 11th, 2003, 04:09 AM
man...i really hope svet comes through on this, she's got a good enuff game to upset Venus, but it'll be tuff!

vaiva
Jan 11th, 2003, 05:05 AM
What a bad luck!

But it's up to Venus to lose it :D
Feel no pressure Sveta and give it a try!

King Aaron
Jan 11th, 2003, 02:41 PM
:fiery: :mad:

Nasty draw! Good luck!

Hikaru
Jan 11th, 2003, 07:00 PM
Bad draw. I reall wanted she would be in at least 4th round.
Enyway, enjoy your play and learn lots of things from Venus !!

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 13th, 2003, 08:53 AM
Sveta :sad: :sad: :(
she gave a good account of herself (4-6 2-6)

Not seen her play since Aus 2002 and she's certainly improved alot :)

vaiva
Jan 13th, 2003, 11:05 AM
Nice try Sveta ;)

The serve let her down but generally she looked great! Better luck next time, especially at French Open ;)

King Aaron
Jan 13th, 2003, 02:10 PM
Sveta :sad:

LeonHart
Jan 26th, 2003, 07:16 AM
Sveta will play doubles w/Martina N. for the rest of the year :D (got it from the Martina/Paes interview). Good Luck to both of them in 2003!

vaiva
Jan 26th, 2003, 10:07 AM
Sveta is really lucky to have such accomplished players as her dubs partners. First ASV, now Navratilova. I think there are many things to learn for her from these veterans.

Good luck Sveta/Martina :)

King Aaron
Jan 26th, 2003, 03:22 PM
That's great. :)

LeonHart
Feb 9th, 2003, 05:52 AM
Sveta plays Shiavone in rd. 1 in Qatar! Good Luck Sveta!!! :D

LeonHart
Feb 9th, 2003, 05:53 AM
Oh, and she has a possibility of playing Safina in the 2nd round, if they both win. They're both in Myskina's draw as well. :mad:

King Aaron
Feb 9th, 2003, 03:13 PM
Good luck Sveta!

vaiva
Feb 9th, 2003, 10:31 PM
Stupid draw again :(

But good luck Sveta!

vaiva
Feb 10th, 2003, 04:30 PM
Sveta bt. F. Schiavone 6-2 6-3 :bounce:

Well done!!
But I cannot cheer for her against Dinara in next round :o

TS
Feb 11th, 2003, 02:10 PM
I can ;) :p

Great win against Francesca :)

Go Sveta, go as far as you can girl :bounce:

King Aaron
Feb 11th, 2003, 05:33 PM
Sveta :D

Marg
Feb 12th, 2003, 01:26 PM
she lost to DInara?

snoop
Feb 12th, 2003, 01:44 PM
Originally posted by Marg
she lost to DInara?

Match will start soon

vaiva
Feb 12th, 2003, 03:34 PM
Sveta lost 4-6 3-6 :sad:

Good luck in doubles!
Take the title with Martina :D

Hurley
Feb 12th, 2003, 08:01 PM
Too bad Sveta :sad:

Keep going in doubles, and good luck with draws in the weeks to come :D

Kaz
Feb 13th, 2003, 03:40 AM
Better luck next time Sveta :sad:

King Aaron
Feb 13th, 2003, 02:28 PM
Sveta :(

LeonHart
Feb 19th, 2003, 05:32 AM
GO SVETA IN DUBAI! :D

King Aaron
Feb 19th, 2003, 02:35 PM
Sveta lost to Jen 6-2, 6-1 :sad:

vaiva
Feb 19th, 2003, 09:56 PM
That was a very poor effort by Sveta :(
And a very disappointing score :sad:

Gowza
Feb 19th, 2003, 10:41 PM
she must have been playing like crap because she did better against venus at AO and venus was playing pretty well.

King Aaron
Feb 22nd, 2003, 03:55 PM
Sveta/Martina won the doubles title in Dubai :)

TS
Feb 22nd, 2003, 04:13 PM
Congrats to her and Martina, they are a great team.

Sveta is finding it a little tougher in singles this year...playing higher Tier events and drawing tougher opponents early isnt doing her any good 'points' wise. I hope she can get her singles on track soon, I know she is more than capable (not that she's playing bad, but Im just concerned that her singles isn't progressing as well as it should be atm).

vaiva
Feb 22nd, 2003, 10:00 PM
Well done Sveta/Martina :D

And better luck with your draws in singles Sveta ;)

Kaz
Feb 23rd, 2003, 12:09 AM
Congrats Sveta and Martina! :D

LeonHart
Feb 26th, 2003, 01:16 AM
:bounce: Go Sveta in Indian Wells!

vaiva
Mar 3rd, 2003, 09:31 AM
Good luck Sveta @ Indian Wells!

Gowza
Mar 4th, 2003, 07:59 AM
she should get past the first round facing a qualifier unless it is petrova who might make it a tussle. but then she has to face myskina. she once again has got another crap draw.

King Aaron
Mar 4th, 2003, 03:06 PM
Very likely that Sveta will draw Nadia. Look at the past tournament draws. :rolleyes:

auntie janie
Mar 6th, 2003, 01:24 PM
Congrats, Sveta! :)

King Aaron
Mar 6th, 2003, 03:06 PM
Congrats Sveta. :)

vaiva
Mar 6th, 2003, 04:26 PM
Well done Sveta!

But now she faces Nastia and that will be a completely different proposition. Give her a good fight, Sveta!

vaiva
Mar 6th, 2003, 11:10 PM
Sveta bt. Nastia 6-4 6-7(7) 6-3
She was serving for the match in the second set twice
and both times was broken to love :rolleyes:

Great win, Sveta, after some disappointing results this year ;)

Hurley
Mar 6th, 2003, 11:44 PM
Great win, Sveta :D

Vera next :(

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 7th, 2003, 03:50 AM
wow congrats Sveta:)
didn't think she would win from a break down in set 3 after nearly blowing it in set 2.

TS
Mar 7th, 2003, 04:15 AM
Yay, that's a tremendous win! :D Sorry for Nastya but I'll take it ;)

Another toughie against Vera next but I'm confident she can pull through!

King Aaron
Mar 7th, 2003, 02:38 PM
Well done Sveta! :D

auntie janie
Mar 8th, 2003, 01:05 AM
Wow, Sveta, hats off to you! :D:D:D
The more these ladies push each other, the better they will all get, so I don't even feel bad for Nastya. :)

Nastya will win next time they play, though! :angel:

vaiva
Mar 8th, 2003, 04:56 PM
LOL, janie ;)

Good luck Sveta vs Vera today!!
Although I like both of them, I would prefer Sveta to win this time :D

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 9th, 2003, 12:39 AM
bad luck Sveta :sad:
she had her chances but blew it :(

good luck in Miami :)

vaiva
Mar 9th, 2003, 01:19 AM
Sveta :sad:
She was leading in the second set but lost the plot...
Still, it was a great Tier I tourney for Sveta!

We love you kiddo! You are a tought competitor!
Better luck in Miami :)

Gowza
Mar 9th, 2003, 01:24 AM
if sveta stops getting draws where she has to play a fellow countrywoman i'm sure she'll do well.

tenn_ace
Mar 9th, 2003, 03:35 PM
history repeats itself... just like Orange Bowl final when Vera came back to win 3 setter... I just wish Vera was as much fighter against other players as she is against Sveta...

auntie janie
Mar 9th, 2003, 06:07 PM
Give her time. Look at the big picture: Sveta is just 17, and already has 2 singles and 5 doubles titles, all coming within the last year! That is pretty amazing. By my standards for a player at her level, she had a very good tournament despite this hiccup; she will learn from it and move on. :)

Best of luck for the rest of the season, Sveta! :kiss:

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 18th, 2003, 12:43 AM
Sveta has an interesting section in Miami

1st rd vs Ruano-Pascual
then vs Dokic

go Sveta :) time to move up to where Vera is in the ranks :)

good luck Sveta :)

Gowza
Mar 18th, 2003, 12:47 AM
made even better because she is in hantuchova's section and daniela lost to coetzer at IW so i would give sveta a good chance in that.

and the way dokic has been playing sveta should get through that match.

vaiva
Mar 19th, 2003, 03:43 PM
Good luck Sveta against Vivi today :D
Be patient and aggressive
You can do it, girl ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 19th, 2003, 09:36 PM
Sveta won 6-3 6-2 :bounce: :D :)

well done :)
now for your 1st win over a Top 10 player
go and beat Dokic :devil:

vaiva
Mar 19th, 2003, 09:44 PM
Well done Sveta ;)

If she keeps her nerve and Jelena keeps her recent level of play, this indeed will be the first big win for Sveta ;)

King Aaron
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:04 PM
Well done Sveta. :)

vaiva
Mar 22nd, 2003, 08:49 AM
Well, it did not happen this time :(
We will have to wait for her first win over top 10 player

Sveta lost 7-6 6-1 :mad:

King Aaron
Mar 22nd, 2003, 03:17 PM
Sveta :(

Gowza
Apr 13th, 2003, 02:31 AM
where does sveta play next?

raquel
Apr 18th, 2003, 06:19 PM
Does anyone know when and where Sveta plays next? I am not sure if she can't play due to the age eligibility rule?

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 18th, 2003, 08:23 PM
next events in Berlin and Rome :) before RG

she can't play then until Wimbledon

raquel
Apr 18th, 2003, 08:26 PM
next events in Berlin and Rome :) before RG

she can't play then until Wimbledon
Thanks TBE :) I was going to use the kiss smiley but you are a married man now :p

Hikaru
Apr 19th, 2003, 01:06 AM
YES !! I'm going to Rome next mounth !!! I'll take pictures of her :bounce:

Hikaru
May 4th, 2003, 02:22 PM
Sveta is at German Open this week and will play against young French player Virginie Razzano.
Good luck Sveta ;)

TheBoiledEgg
May 4th, 2003, 02:41 PM
good luck Sveta :) :)

King Aaron
May 4th, 2003, 05:12 PM
Good luck Sveta! :)

Gowza
May 5th, 2003, 01:03 AM
sveta should win her first round match and she would either meet schnyder or callens in the 2nd round. she is capable of beating callens but it could be a tough match and she can also beat schnyder especially if schnyder continues her bad form. 3rd round i'm hoping sveta will play groenefeld (i'm initerested to see how this young player can rise up the ranks) but realistically all 3 potential opponents in the 3rd round for sveta have a chance in getting through. bedanova can play great tennis and henin does start off slow in tournaments sometimes.

but i'm hoping sveta can make a good run here because in the quarters she would also have a good chance as the seeds in that section are myskina and daniilidou. sveta has already beaten myskina this season and daniilidou didn't do that well in her last tournament so sveta would have a chance their. that section also has petrova, casanova and zvonareva all who are capable of playing really high quality tennis. petrova is coming back from injury but she was playing well before she got injured (taking a set off myskina and leading in the second set before getting injured and losing the match), casanova had a tough match against dokic so could have got into form after that battle and zvonareva has just won her first title.

it would be tough but realistically sveta has a shot at the semis if she can get past the 2nd round. henin is the biggest threat.

but i'd also like to see the other russians do well but i think sveta needs a break through at a big tournament.

TheBoiledEgg
May 6th, 2003, 05:37 PM
Sveta d Razzano 6-1 6-1 :D :D :)
awesome stuff Sveta :)
now good luck in rd2 tomorrow vs Patty

vaiva
May 6th, 2003, 05:58 PM
Well done Sveta :)
Patty had a much longer match today
Go and beat her tomorrow ;)

LeonHart
May 6th, 2003, 08:56 PM
Sveta!! :D Go and beat Patty tomorrow!

King Aaron
May 7th, 2003, 02:29 PM
Well done Sveta and good luck today! :D

TheBoiledEgg
May 10th, 2003, 02:21 PM
Sveta plays MGM in 1st rd of Rome

good luck Sveta :):)