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Apr 21st, 2003, 04:19 AM
I think it's time to get a thread for this baby! ;) I noticed that she has many fans, so we can all communicate here!

Apr 21st, 2003, 04:22 AM
info and pics could be found here (sorry, it's copyrighted)


Apr 21st, 2003, 09:37 AM
top 10 Juniors :) :D
She's already won a grade A event too :D
Banana Bowl in march.

Lets hope she can do equally as well in her SLAM debut ar RG :)
good luck Alisa :)

King Aaron
Apr 21st, 2003, 02:36 PM
She'll be playing RG this year then? Good luck. :D

Apr 24th, 2003, 07:31 PM
Good luck Alisa! :D

Apr 24th, 2003, 07:50 PM
Go Alisa :worship:

Good luck in all tournaments!

May 17th, 2003, 03:20 AM
Alisa is in the final of Grade 1 tournament! :)

She'll play against Ekaterina Bohmova, who is 2.5 years older and ranked #10...

Good luck, Alisa!

She has already moved from #8 to #6 as a result of getting to the final. Alisa will stay at #6 no matter how she plays in the final.

May 17th, 2003, 09:03 AM
good luck Alisa in final :):)

King Aaron
May 17th, 2003, 03:48 PM
Good luck Alisa!

May 18th, 2003, 08:14 AM
Alisa won the title :bounce: :D :) :)
well done Alisa :) :)

the cat
May 18th, 2003, 08:47 PM
Congrats to Alisa! :) But isn't it too soon to be heaping so much praise on Alisa, thus creating alot of pressure for her to deal with so early in her career?

So far Alisa seems to be ahead of any top junior Russian girl at a comparative age! :D

Udachi Alisa! :bounce:

King Aaron
May 23rd, 2003, 04:37 PM
A little late but well done Alisa. :)

Jun 1st, 2003, 01:19 AM
Alisa has a rotten draw :fiery: :mad:

1st round: Mathilde Johansson FRA (5 years older and already played quali pro)
3rd round: Madalina Gojnea ROM (Alisa has a dismal record against her)
quarters: Tatiana Golovin FRA (obviously one of the favourites here)
semi: Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER (an excellent clay court player)

anyway, good luck to you, baby! just do your best :wavey:

Jun 1st, 2003, 02:10 PM
good luck Alisa :) no pressure :)
just enjoy yourself :)

I don't think Gojnea will win her section anyway ;)
either Vaidisova or Miseviciute in r3

King Aaron
Jun 1st, 2003, 04:30 PM
Alisa won 6-2, 6-4. :D :D

Jun 1st, 2003, 05:44 PM
well done Alisa! :) good luck in the next match!!! :bounce:

Jun 1st, 2003, 07:24 PM
well done Alisa :D :D
next is LL-Stephanie Dubois

good luck in rd2 :)

Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:41 AM
lol at Alisa... she plays doubles with Goinea :D

smart move, baby ;)

Jun 4th, 2003, 08:43 PM
Alisa lost :sad:

as I thought to Goinea

Jun 5th, 2003, 08:14 AM
I watched her play against Goinea. Very childish tennis so far from both girs.

Anya Tchakvetadze in the 1st round was far more consistent. She has every weapon a player should possess. Don't know why she lost in the next match.

Jun 5th, 2003, 09:15 AM
Anya choked as far as i know watching it on here. she led in 2nd and 3rd sets by a break and blew it.

Fresh..... did you also get to see Vera play ??

Alisa will get her revenge with Madalina soon, she's two yrs younger, just wait for Alisa to get a bit bigger.

Jun 30th, 2003, 07:55 PM
Does anybody know where Alisa is practising, I guess it's probably in Moscow. Is she from the Spartak, CSKA, Club etc? And Anna Tchakvatedze where is she practising? I know she's from where else, but Moscow

Jul 3rd, 2003, 01:00 PM
Alisa in Wimbledon

She lost a though match against Flipkens..
But she still play doubles with Sania Mirza against the top-seeds Gajdosova/Hlavackova
Good luck!

Jul 3rd, 2003, 08:13 PM
Kleybanova/Mirza d. (1)Gajdosova/Hlavackova 7-6(7) 6-4 :D

Now against Emma Laine/Nadja Pavic

Good luck Alisa & Sania! :D

Jul 3rd, 2003, 08:43 PM
Well done Kleybanova/Mirza

Jul 3rd, 2003, 11:26 PM
I saw both her singles matches, and she was pretty unlucky vs Flipkens

just inexperience cost her in a tight match, but she's really impressive.
she makes little "wooshes" every time she hits the ball. plus she's grown quite a bit as well :)

saw end of her doubles today :)
well done girls :) :)

the cat
Jul 4th, 2003, 02:23 PM
Alisa had a dissapointing French Open and Wimbledon. :( I expect her to play better in the upcoming hardcourt season.

Jul 5th, 2003, 04:26 PM
Kleybanova/Mirza def Baker/Ichim 6-3 5-7 6-4
to reach the Final.

Jul 5th, 2003, 04:34 PM
cat...... Alisa is only 13, give her a break
next season will be the time for her to shine, she'll be bigger and better.

well done Alisa on making doubles final with Sania :woohoo: :woohoo:

the cat
Jul 5th, 2003, 05:44 PM
Eggy, I'm sure Alisa was dissapointed with her perfrormances in Roland Garros and Wimbledon. I know she's only 13. But she was starting to set a high standard for herself.

Is Alisa still training in Florida?

Udachi Alisa in the girls doubles final! :bounce:

Jul 5th, 2003, 10:18 PM
I saw her play today in her doubles victory with Mirza. She's featured in a couple of my photos which I've posted in the Junior Wimbledon thread within the juniors section.

I'm slightly concerned that she had both elbow and ankle strapping today, as well as a knee support. Talk about "walking wounded"!

Jul 5th, 2003, 11:16 PM
she's had that elbow protection for a little while.
she played all week with that.

quite alot of players use ankle supports for preventative measures.

Jul 6th, 2003, 03:51 PM
Alisa won the doubles titles with Sania Mirza :woohoo: :woohoo:

congrats Alisa on a Wimbledon title :D :yippee: :yeah:

Jul 6th, 2003, 04:12 PM
Congratulations Alisa/Miza. I haven't kept track on the Russian Juniors win in doubles. But I am sure it's not the first Russian this year, who won a Junior doubles title.

Jul 6th, 2003, 05:46 PM
Alisa Kleybanova & Sania Mirza :D


the cat
Jul 6th, 2003, 07:50 PM
Well done Alisa! :D

Jul 7th, 2003, 10:47 AM
Congrats Alisa!!!

Jul 15th, 2003, 03:29 PM
Happy Birthday Alisa! Happily she can play her first Pro Wta tourney. :wavey:

Jul 15th, 2003, 04:16 PM
Happy birthday Alisa :D :)
many happy returns :)

Jul 15th, 2003, 08:44 PM
Happy b-day Alisa! :D

Sep 1st, 2003, 05:41 PM
Alisa qualified for 10k Mollerussa (ESP)

q1 Neus Barbera 6-1 6-0
q2 Anna Gil Mares 6-1 6-2
q3 Arancha Recio 6-4 6-2

1st rd vs Maria Pilar Sanchez Alayeto

good luck Alisa :D :)

Sep 1st, 2003, 05:45 PM
Think that's her first pro tourney. Good start

Sep 2nd, 2003, 07:50 PM
Alisa won the 1st round 6-1 6-3 :bounce:

good luck in the second round :D

Sep 2nd, 2003, 07:54 PM
2 more tournaments to wait, then she'll get her first points on the ranking. Think she's now on 1.75 points. Well done Alisa

Sep 2nd, 2003, 07:56 PM
well done Alisa :woohoo: :D

Sep 2nd, 2003, 08:26 PM
Well done Alisa!! :yeah: :D

Sep 6th, 2003, 01:46 PM
Alisa got to the semis :bounce:

good luck girl there!

Sep 6th, 2003, 01:52 PM
Keep going Alisa :D :bounce:

Sep 6th, 2003, 02:16 PM
Good luck in SF Alisa! :bounce:

Sep 6th, 2003, 03:49 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :)

Sep 6th, 2003, 08:39 PM
Alisa bt Gonzalez Penas and is into Final :D :woohoo:

go and win the title :)

Sep 6th, 2003, 08:44 PM
Great :bounce: :bounce:

Sep 6th, 2003, 08:54 PM
Cool :woohoo:

Good luck in final! :bounce:

Sep 7th, 2003, 04:29 AM
Go Alisa :D

Collect your first title :bounce:

Sep 7th, 2003, 10:08 PM
Alisa won the title :D :banana: :):D
7-6(3) 6-3 over Quan Gao

congrats Alisa :):)
7.75pts :)

Sep 7th, 2003, 10:40 PM
Alisa won the title :D :banana: :):D
7-6(3) 6-3 over Quan Gao

congrats Alisa :):)
7.75pts :)

just missing 6000 points to be #1 ;)

congrats, Alisa! hopefully, this was just the first of many! :bounce:

Sep 7th, 2003, 11:35 PM
Alisa won the title :D :banana: :):D
7-6(3) 6-3 over Quan Gao

congrats Alisa :):)
7.75pts :)

Wow! Congrats Alisa! :woohoo: :woohoo: More and more Russians are coming to be a real force! :D

Sep 8th, 2003, 12:15 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Well done Alisa!! :D :yeah:

Sep 8th, 2003, 09:31 AM
That's great for tennis. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Sep 8th, 2003, 10:13 AM
WD alisa keep on improving!

Sep 8th, 2003, 01:13 PM
What a super junior. Congrats Alisa!

Sep 11th, 2003, 06:35 PM
Alisa into QF again $10k Madrid :banana: :woohoo:

1st rd 6-4 6-1 over Claudia Jorda
2nd rd 6-4 6-2 over Pilar Escandell

QF is against Yan Chong Chen

go Alisa go !!!!!!!!!!

Sep 11th, 2003, 06:39 PM
A. Kleybanova :bounce: :bounce:

Sep 11th, 2003, 06:53 PM
Go Alisa!!!

Good luck against Chen!

How much points she has now?

Sep 11th, 2003, 08:27 PM
she's only got 1.5 for this tourn yet.
keep going Alisa :)

Sep 11th, 2003, 08:39 PM
So 9,25 pnts from Mollerussa and this toernament..

Tnx dude :kiss:

The Guilty
Sep 12th, 2003, 03:08 PM
Photos from Alisa in Madrid :)




the cat
Sep 12th, 2003, 07:29 PM
Well done Alisa! :D And it looks like she's getting pretty tall.

But why was she playing a 10k challenger instead of the prestigious junior U.S. Open? :confused:

Sep 12th, 2003, 08:08 PM
Alisa continues her winning streak. She qualified for the semis.
Alisa def. Chen 6-2 6-2 :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Sep 12th, 2003, 08:34 PM
Yay, Alisa :yeah:

I hope she can win this, but there are impossible opponets!

The Guilty
Sep 12th, 2003, 08:40 PM
More Alisa pics:




Sep 13th, 2003, 11:42 AM
Forza Alisa!

Sep 13th, 2003, 11:56 AM
go Alisa ;)
keep on going kiddo :)

Sep 13th, 2003, 07:44 PM
Alisa keeps her unbeaten run going. She qualified for her 2nd consecutive final. :bounce: :bounce:

Sep 13th, 2003, 07:51 PM
Alisa into another final :D :woohoo: : banana:

Sep 13th, 2003, 08:25 PM
WOWOWOWOWOW!! Great work :)

Sep 15th, 2003, 07:31 PM
Alisa lost :sad: . But still a wonderful effort, 12 wins in a row :eek: :eek: :eek: !!!

Sep 15th, 2003, 08:42 PM
Keep it up Alisa. Count her average points a tourney, and she's good enough to play the GS-Qual. Hopefully she gets a WC-Qual and plays the Kremlin Cup

Sep 17th, 2003, 08:36 PM
Alisa won her 1st rd in Lleida
that means Alisa will have her 1st WTA rank in 11 days time :)

Alisa d. Nadine Schlotterer 6-3 6-0 :yeah:
next is 2nd seed Astrid Waernes

go Alisa go :)

Sep 17th, 2003, 08:54 PM
Alisa must very extremly tired, being only 14 and all

Sep 17th, 2003, 08:55 PM
Keep going Alisa! :D

Sep 17th, 2003, 09:03 PM

Sep 17th, 2003, 11:18 PM
Go Alisa! :D

She looks like a very tall girl!

Sep 18th, 2003, 06:16 PM
Alisa keeps her run going. She qualified for a place in the quarters plus getting 1 quality point. :)

Sep 19th, 2003, 08:21 PM
Alisa lost in the quarters :sad:

Sep 24th, 2003, 05:10 PM
why isn't she in wta rankings yet? i thought 3 tournaments is enough to get there. she already has points to be placed above 700

Sep 24th, 2003, 05:15 PM
she gets her rank next week
10k are added a week later.
she will be ranked about 640 or so.

Sep 24th, 2003, 05:40 PM
thanks, TBE

Sep 24th, 2003, 08:29 PM
Go Alisa. I bet she is the future of women's tennis.

Sep 29th, 2003, 06:10 PM
As TBE predicted, Alisa finally appeared in WTA rankings this week. #609 - good start. Waiting for more :)

Sep 29th, 2003, 06:15 PM
#607 :worship:

Keep going Alisa!! :yeah:

Dec 28th, 2003, 12:31 PM
Alisa recovered well from injury, which costed her the particapation in the Orange Bowl. We'll never find how she'd have done there. More important she's just won the Yucatan Junior tournament.

Dec 28th, 2003, 12:47 PM
congrats to Alisa for that title :) a pretty biggish title :)
good luck to her this week

Dec 28th, 2003, 02:04 PM
congrats on doubles title as well!

Dec 28th, 2003, 04:00 PM
Kleybanova seems so talented! :yeah: I want to see her play! I've never seen her play! But, from the way the cat talks about her I can see her #1 someday! :woohoo:

Jan 3rd, 2004, 09:14 PM
is it certain that Alicia will not play AO? is it too late for her to change her mind?

Jan 4th, 2004, 08:20 AM
only way now if she asks for a WC. Entries closed early Dec.

seems like she will play some ITF 10k's

Jan 4th, 2004, 01:29 PM
thanks. personally I think she'd get tougher opponents playing AO than some stinky 10k

King Aaron
Jan 11th, 2004, 04:12 PM
Alisa's seeded #2 in Tampa Bay qualifying. :D

Jan 12th, 2004, 11:45 AM
Alisa needs one more win to get more points on the ranking.

Jan 13th, 2004, 01:40 AM
pfff Alisa... should have played AO :mad:

Jan 13th, 2004, 02:37 AM
Alisa qualified with a win over Paula Zabala

Alisa plays no6 seed Cory Ann Avants

good luck Alisa ;) :)

Jan 13th, 2004, 08:02 AM
Well done Alisa

King Aaron
Jan 13th, 2004, 04:00 PM
Well done and good luck Alisa! :D

Jan 13th, 2004, 06:07 PM

Good luck Alisa :D

Jan 15th, 2004, 12:05 PM
Alisa def. Cory Ann 6-4 6-4. One qualtiy point more in the pocket. Well done Alisa

Jan 15th, 2004, 02:42 PM
well done Alisa :banana: :D :)

Jan 15th, 2004, 02:54 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

Jan 16th, 2004, 11:32 AM
Alisa into the quarters. Good work

Jan 20th, 2004, 04:57 PM
Alisa won double title with Yamamoto... they haven't lost a set and def. #1 seeded team (McCain/Schlukebir) en route to the title.

Mar 8th, 2004, 09:16 PM
ALisa has a WC into Indian Wells

1st rd vs Jelena Kostanic
good luck Alisa :hug:
go get her kiddo !!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 8th, 2004, 09:18 PM
Starting at a Tier I? Make this count. Don't give points away.

Mar 8th, 2004, 09:48 PM
WHoooooo!! :D

Very very good luck Alisa!! :banana:

Give all what you can! :D :worship:

King Aaron
Mar 9th, 2004, 12:41 PM
This is a pleasant surprise! :D Good luck Alisa!

Mar 9th, 2004, 02:29 PM
Good luck. This will be some learning experience

Mar 11th, 2004, 01:09 AM
Alisa 2-6, 6-0. She won a set at love in a Tier I. Now get the third set.

Mar 11th, 2004, 01:13 AM
Yea :D I'm also watching the scoreboard....

Mar 11th, 2004, 01:53 AM
Alisa was serving for the match and was broken, 5-5 in the third.

- L i n a -
Mar 11th, 2004, 01:59 AM
Alisa is serving for the match now.

Udachi Alisa!

- L i n a -
Mar 11th, 2004, 02:04 AM
Wow... Alisa beat Kostanic.

Very impressive win. :)

Mar 11th, 2004, 02:06 AM
Well done! 2-6, 6-0, 7-5. Next is Anna SP, who has been inconsistent this year. Nothing is impossible.

Mar 11th, 2004, 02:06 AM
Wow! Beautiful win! Congrats!!! :bounce:

- L i n a -
Mar 11th, 2004, 02:09 AM
I really want to see this girl play.

It's unfortunate that she's not good looking... and thus she'll get very little attention.

Mar 11th, 2004, 02:09 AM
Congrats Alisa!! :crazy: Well done!! :bounce:

Mar 11th, 2004, 02:12 AM
well done Alisa ;) :D :hug:
great comeback and she held her nerve too :) :yeah: :)

She's pretty fast around the court, and makes "Woosh" like sounds when she hits it ;)

Mar 11th, 2004, 02:18 AM
I'm :kiss: :banana: :D: :banana:

- L i n a -
Mar 11th, 2004, 02:18 AM
This is really an impressive win.

To win your 1st WTA match, over a Top 60 player in Kostanic... that's great.

I knew she deserved the WC she got. Way to take advantage. :)

Don't stop now though... Anna Wall has been struggling, especially against another young girl... it's a winnable match. :)

Mar 11th, 2004, 02:21 AM
A 14 year old loses the first set 6-2, and wins the match. That's a good start to her career.
Never give up.

Mar 11th, 2004, 02:25 AM
She better get correct headlines cos she's been listed as USA in the drawsheet
thats an error :mad:

Liz Schroeder says she would tell the tourn supervisor to change it.

go Alisa :)

Mar 11th, 2004, 02:28 AM
When i saw her at Wimby, her BH looked her best shot :)
FH is not bad, not exactly a weakness.

Mar 11th, 2004, 03:35 AM
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - For the second consecutive week, a 14-year-old has won her debut on the WTA Tour. Russian wildcard Alisa Kleybanova won her very first WTA Tour match on Wednesday at the Pacific Life Open, defeating Croatia's Jelena Kostanic, 26 60 75.

One week after Nicole Vaidisova won her WTA Tour debut at the age of 14, Kleybanova joined the list with a stellar victory in her first round match.

After coming out of the gates a bit slow, Kleybanova shot back in the second set - pulling out all the stop for a 6-0 route to force a third set. After battling to a 4-4 tie, Kleybanova got the break and had an opportunity to serve for the match. After saving one break point, Kleybanova had her first match point against Kostanic, but was unable to convert as the Croatian followed through with the break to even the match at 5-5.

The teenager kept up her fight and quickly had another break opportunity on Kostanic's service game. Kostanic fought off one effort, but couldn't steer past the second as Kleybanova took the game and had her second opportunity to serve for the match. At 40-15 on Kleybanova's serve, Kostanic saved her second match point before the Russian secured the match on her third match point.

- L i n a -
Mar 11th, 2004, 04:00 AM
Shush, Eggy...

If she stays American, I just might be able to see her play on TV someday.

Mar 11th, 2004, 08:46 AM
Alisa in the Wonderland!
It's so romantic.
Good luck, Alisa in the next round( it's not easy vs10th seed Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi ) !

Mar 11th, 2004, 12:13 PM
Great win. Impressive stuff

Mar 11th, 2004, 01:14 PM
I'm :mad: @ Russian media where Alisa's success went unnoticed.

the cat
Mar 11th, 2004, 02:06 PM
Bravo bravissimo to Alisa! :bounce:

tenn_ace, how is the Russian media when it comes to tennis coverage?

TBE, I'm sure the USTA would like to seal Alisa away from the RTF! ;) The well is running dry where American female tennis players are concerned.

Mar 11th, 2004, 02:11 PM
I'm :mad: @ Russian media where Alisa's success went unnoticed.they probably saw her down as USA :o
pfffffffff:rolleyes: :mad:
now that its been corrected (but she still has no rank :o) should be something in rd2 but not the same

its down on the scoresheet on tennis-russia.ru homepage
Алиса Клейбанова (wc) - Елена Костанич (Хорватия) 2/6 6/0 7/5

Mar 11th, 2004, 10:50 PM
I read this in GM-

We had all noticed her earlier although we didn't know who she was. She has a very dramatic mother who yells and shouts and does exagerated pantomimes during practice. Her daughter yells back at her too, just not as loudly. :) I mean maybe it's loving words. I don't understand the language, but the tone makes one cringe.

King Aaron
Mar 12th, 2004, 04:25 PM
well done Alisa ;) :D :hug:
great comeback and she held her nerve too :) :yeah: :)

She's pretty fast around the court, and makes "Woosh" like sounds when she hits it ;)
Like Jelena Dokic's 'whooshing' sounds? ;)

:worship: Well done on winning Alisa! Good luck against Anna. :D

Mar 12th, 2004, 06:19 PM
Come on alisa

Mar 12th, 2004, 07:05 PM
Alisa lost to the wall 46 06 :sad:
Alisa was 4-2 up

match lasted 1 hr 46 mins , long battle, 2nd set had lots of deuce games too

Alisa, good luck in Miami now :)

Mar 12th, 2004, 07:13 PM
Alisa :sad:

Miami? Isn't she going defending her Banana Bowl-title next week?

Mar 12th, 2004, 07:23 PM
Alisa lost to the wall 46 06 :sad:
Alisa was 4-2 up

match lasted 1 hr 46 mins , long battle, 2nd set had lots of deuce games too

Alisa, good luck in Miami now :)

how would she get into the draw? I haven't seen her on WC list...

Mar 12th, 2004, 07:30 PM
ooops...... just thought she had a WC there too.
checked again she's not there.

good luck Alisa in Brasil next week.

she could have played both anyway as Miami dont start until the Wed after Banana Bowl finishes

Mar 12th, 2004, 08:27 PM
I have just checked at the Miami website, they still have 2 wcs open to be awarded later... so she still has chances... a win over Smashnova would have definitely got her one. If Karatancheva beats Serna she'll get one of those 2 for sure

Mar 12th, 2004, 08:38 PM
I have just checked at the Miami website, they still have 2 wcs open to be awarded later... so she still has chances... a win over Smashnova would have definitely got her one. If Karatancheva beats Serna she'll get one of those 2 for sure
I think Sesil's out of tournaments, although there have been rumors she'll get a WC for Roland Garros

Mar 12th, 2004, 09:24 PM
Three pics of Alisa against Pistolesi :)

http://cache.****************/comp/3079633.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE120ED09E40358EFECB5C05DDCBB4 DC36

http://cache.****************/comp/3079547.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE4F4FA9B91D76081A1A5E78E61C1F B2BC

http://cache.****************/comp/3079545.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE4F4FA9B91D76081ABE3B44DD275A 6985

Mar 12th, 2004, 09:30 PM
It seems she's gotten her braces off

Mar 12th, 2004, 10:05 PM
Bad luck Alisa, but still a fantastic tournament. :yeah:

Next week the Banana Bowl shouldn't really be a problem, with not many top junior girls attending.

Udachi Alisa :yeah:

- L i n a -
Mar 12th, 2004, 10:11 PM
Alisa doesn't look at the ball when she's hitting... :confused:

Tough loss to Anna. :sad:

Good luck in whatever junior thing is next :)

Mar 12th, 2004, 10:25 PM
From Indian Wells to the Banana Bowl?

Mar 12th, 2004, 10:31 PM
Yes, she defended her title there ;)

Mar 13th, 2004, 02:20 AM
thats Alisa's 1st junior event of the yr.
she should have played Aus Open...... made more sense with double pts for winner.

Mar 14th, 2004, 01:13 PM
10 Mar 2004

Kleybanova Defends Banana Bowl

TitleAlisa Kleybanova returns to the scene of her biggest triumph to date when the 34th Banana Bowl takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil next week. The fourteen-year-old Russian dominated proceedings last year and lifted her first Grade A title, which she used as a springboard to a year-end No.3 ranking. She will be a big favourite to defend her crown.

All four semifinalists from last year return so Kleybanova can expect competition from 2003 runner-up Krysty Marcio, USA, Hungary’s Agnes Szavay and Serbia and Montenegro’s Vojislava Lukic, especially given that Marcio and Szavay have already pocketed ITF Junior titles this year.

New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic, who has established herself in the top 20, was narrowly beaten by Kleybanova in the Yucatan Cup and could prove a threat along with Ana Jerman, of Slovenia, and Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina , who have both reached two finals, and both won once, of the preceding South American tournaments. Brazil’s Jenifer Widjaja has a similar record and the added advantage of playing in her home town.

One of the boys will be celebrating their first Grade A title, as none of them have previously earned that distinction. Bruno Rosa, of Brazil and Argentina’s Juan-Pablo Amado reached the semifinals last year and are fancied to go one step further. Amado won his first ITF Junior title in Argentina last week, while Rosa will not lack for support in front of his home crowd. Another Argentine, Juan-Martin Del Potro, has also been successful already in 2004 while Italian Fabio Fognini, who reached the last eight at the Australian Open and Spaniard Pablo Andujar-Alba, Yucatan Cup finalist, will be hoping to transfer their form to the clay courts.

A round-up of all the day’s news will appear on the website.

Mar 14th, 2004, 02:53 PM
Good luck to Alisa at the Banana Bowl :)

King Aaron
Mar 14th, 2004, 06:07 PM
Tough loss to Anna but good luck at the BB! :D

Mar 18th, 2004, 07:14 PM
Alisa is thru to QF of the Banana Bowl :yeah: :)
go Alisa :) defend your BB title :)

Mar 18th, 2004, 09:31 PM
Go and win the Banana Bowl. Sure, next time she plays A. Pistolesi sh'll learn from her previous match.

King Aaron
Mar 19th, 2004, 12:56 PM
:) Well done and good luck in your QF match!

Mar 19th, 2004, 09:11 PM
As expected Alisa into semis where she'll meet her compatriot I. Kotkina.

Mar 19th, 2004, 09:16 PM
:hug: good luck at the semis

King Aaron
Mar 20th, 2004, 04:34 PM
Good luck against Ira! :D

Mar 20th, 2004, 09:35 PM
As expected Alisa into the BB final. Well done

Mar 20th, 2004, 11:16 PM
Alisa Kleybanova def. Irina Kotkina 6-4 6-3 in the semis. She plays Agnes Szavay.
Bring home the Banana!

Mar 21st, 2004, 05:49 AM
Alisa better defend the title :)
Grade A win is big no matter what and it helps on way to end of yr rank.

good luck Alisa :)

Mar 21st, 2004, 02:00 PM
Alisa defended her title. She won comfortably 6-1 7-5

Mar 21st, 2004, 02:01 PM
congrats Alisa :yeah: :banana: :)
well done :) :D

Mar 21st, 2004, 02:02 PM
Well done Alisa :banana: :hug:

She also won the doublesfinal with Irina Kotkina, 6-1 6-1 :hug:

Mar 21st, 2004, 02:10 PM
Congrats, Alisa !

A Banana Dance to celebrate the Banana Queen: :banana: :banana: :banana:

King Aaron
Mar 21st, 2004, 03:03 PM
:banana: Alisa! :banana:

the cat
Mar 21st, 2004, 08:21 PM
Well done, Alisa. :) I hope she plays well at the French Open juniors, Wimbledon juniors, U.S. Open juniors and the Orange Bowl and ends the year as the #1 ranked junior.

Udachi Alisa! :bounce:

Mar 23rd, 2004, 08:50 PM
Well done, Alisa. :) I hope she plays well at the French Open juniors, Wimbledon juniors, U.S. Open juniors and the Orange Bowl and ends the year as the #1 ranked junior.

Udachi Alisa! :bounce:

is that her goal this year? I thought she mainly is done with juniors...

Mar 23rd, 2004, 09:31 PM
Here an article (eddie herr 2003)

Posted on Wed, Dec. 03, 2003


Focused phenom

Alisa Kleybanova enjoying the present, puts pros on hold


Herald Staff Writer

BRADENTON - Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy vice president Gabe Jaramillo finds it refreshing to find a 14-year-old phenomenon who isn't counting the days until she turns professional.

On the other hand, some of Alisa Kleybanova's opponents probably can't wait until she leaves the junior ranks.

"It's weird. A lot of kids that age are thinking about going pro, but she doesn't like to talk about it," Jaramillo said during Kleybanova's 6-2, 6-3 victory against Lindsay Burdette of Jackson, Ga., in a first-round Girls 18s singles match of the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships at IMG Academies.

Her victory advanced Kleybanova into a round-of-32 match at 10 a.m. today against Andrea Remynse of Battle Creek, Mich., who defeated Bibiane Schoofs 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Whether she wins or gets upset, Kleybanova plans to learn from the experience.

"Alisa is very level-headed. She has big goals, but she wants to take things a week at a time, one tournament at a time," Jaramillo said.

"I just try to play my best match and when I finish a tournament, see where it takes me," Kleybanova said. "If I win, I am still going to have to work hard for the next time.

"I try to play every tournament better and better so I can improve my game. Then we'll see what's happening."

That philosophy has paid off in 2003 for the native of Moscow, Russia, who arrived in Bradenton as a returning Herr champion off her victory last year in the Girls 16s Division.

In March - four months before turning 14 - Kleybanova won the Girls 18s singles title at the Grade A International Tennis Federation Banana Bowl in Brazil.

Kleybanova followed with ITF Girls 18s victories in April on the French Riviera and in May in Austria. If anyone doubted her credentials, she silenced them in June by teaming with Sania Mirza of India to win the Girls 18s doubles crown at Wimbledon.

After returning home for a month's vacation, Kleybanova played three WTA women's circuit tournaments in Spain, winning the first in Mollerussa and reaching the finals in the next.

Her spectacular season has enabled Kleybanova to rise to No. 4 in the ITF Girls 18s rankings - heady stuff for a 14-year-old whose hobbies include her pet dogs and plaiting of beads.

But neither her ranking nor her No. 1 seed in the Herr seem likely to change Kleybanova, who travels with her mother, Levina Natalia, because she has been her coach since she started playing 10 years ago and knows her game best (she takes coaching from Jaramillo and Bollettieri when in Bradenton).

"Being the No. 1 seed doesn't feel anything special," said Kleybanova, who speaks nearly fluent English through her travels and home-schooling back in Russia. "Other people might care about it, but I'm just going on the court and play my game.

"I don't get any pressure because it is all for myself. I have fun when I play tennis. I love this kind of sport."

Kleybanova should prove a handful for Remynse and other potential opponents throughout the tournament. "She hits the ball earlier than any of our kids," Jaramillo said. "Alisa hits a lot like (Andre) Agassi or Monica (Seles). She plays on top of the line and the other girls have less time to react."

Upsets were in short supply Tuesday, with only two seeded player losing in Girls 18s. No. 4 seed Julia Cohen of Weston lost 6-2, 7-5 against Monica Niculescu of Romania and No. 9 Alla Kudriavtseva dropped a 6-0, 6-1 verdict against upstart Sharon Fichman of Toronto, last year's Girls 12s champion.

Bradenton sisters Missy and Mary Clayton advanced in the Girls 14s and 12s, respectively. Missy defeated Wiktoria Slobodzian of Poland 6-3, 7-6 (6) and Mary beat Ksenia Pervak of Russia 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Mar 23rd, 2004, 09:34 PM
Thanks for the article. Alisa has a great attitude -

"I don't get any pressure because it is all for myself. I have fun when I play tennis. I love this kind of sport."

Mar 24th, 2004, 03:00 PM
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) and Agnes Szavay (HUN)

Mar 24th, 2004, 05:52 PM
Thanks, a very nice pic :hug:

the cat
Mar 24th, 2004, 06:53 PM
Thanks for the article, DD.

tenn_ace, I don't think Alisa is done with the juniors. But I don't know for sure. She's not rushing to become a professional so I expect her to play some of the most important junior titles this year.

Mar 30th, 2004, 01:21 AM
The Banana Bowl champion has a match tomorrow - Mary Gambale (USA) vs Alisa Kleybanova (RUS)

Mar 30th, 2004, 01:24 AM
i can't believe alisa isnt seeded.

Mar 30th, 2004, 03:01 AM
Alisa not seeded :mad: :rolleyes:
USTA and their seed fixing :o

good luck Alisa in this tourn :)
winner gets maindraw WC for next yrs Nasdaq tourn

Mar 30th, 2004, 03:03 AM
Wow... that's too bad.. :sad: I hope Alisa can beat Sesil..... :scared: I really like Alisa a lot... and Nicole Vaidisova..

Mar 30th, 2004, 03:04 AM
Very nice photo of Alisa.. thanks Eggy :smooch:

Mar 30th, 2004, 03:07 AM
maria sharapova won two years ago ... and who won last year to get the main draw WC this year?

Mar 30th, 2004, 10:28 PM
Alisa won her 1st match against Gambale 61 63 , no break point opportunity for Mary Gambale at all...

Good job Alisa :)

Mar 30th, 2004, 10:36 PM
Good luck against Sesil. She hits her groundstrokes hard, but just play your game.

Mar 30th, 2004, 11:09 PM
Mary and Sesil are two different players (completely)... Today Alisa played against retriever, who will run down every ball, will not make an ue, but will not make a winner either. tomorrow it's a player who likes to play offensively. I'm glad Alisa got a win under her belt and played on those courts. I do think she has a very good chance.

Mar 30th, 2004, 11:12 PM
It's great that Alisa plays against different styles. This is all a learning experience at 14.

Mar 31st, 2004, 02:40 AM
maria sharapova won two years ago ... and who won last year to get the main draw WC this year?
wasnt held last year.

good win Alisa :)
now for the big battle today.
good luck :)

Mar 31st, 2004, 08:02 AM
Good luck against Sesil :)
You can do it :D

Mar 31st, 2004, 10:03 AM
Good luck Alisa vs. Sesil.

Mar 31st, 2004, 11:52 AM
"Alisa is very level-headed. She has big goals, but she wants to take things a week at a time, one tournament at a time," Jaramillo said.

"I just try to play my best match and when I finish a tournament, see where it takes me," Kleybanova said. "If I win, I am still going to have to work hard for the next time.

"I try to play every tournament better and better so I can improve my game. Then we'll see what's happening."

Perhaps Sesil could learn from this.

Mar 31st, 2004, 08:28 PM
Alisa lost the first set to Sesil 6-4. If Alisa can play Sesil close, then Alisa is right there. Close to being a good touring pro.
And at 14, Alisa will only improve.

Mar 31st, 2004, 09:17 PM
4-6, 5-5. Alisa is doing very well.

Mar 31st, 2004, 09:42 PM
Alisa lost 4-6, 6-7(9). But a good effort. Alisa is going to be a good professional.

- L i n a -
Mar 31st, 2004, 09:43 PM
Good effort from Alisa.

Sesil is a great player.

Mar 31st, 2004, 09:44 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Mar 31st, 2004, 09:56 PM
There's nothing to be sad about. Sesil just took a set from Sharapova in a Tier I. There was no money in this match.
This shows how good Alisa is. Alisa has a lot to be proud of.

the cat
Apr 1st, 2004, 12:08 AM
That was a tough draw for Alisa. But it's a good sign that she was able to play Sesil Karatancheva a close match. Alisa said that she has never beaten Sesil. So I'm sure she knew this match would be a tough one to win. But Alisa gave a respectable performance and she's only 14. So her future is bright.

Apr 1st, 2004, 03:41 AM
I really was hoping Alisa would take, at least, set... oh well, the good thing is that she'll know she has to work even more to catch up with other young guns.

King Aaron
Apr 3rd, 2004, 05:20 PM
Alisa :sad:, but she did well. :)

Apr 13th, 2004, 12:56 PM
good luck Alisa in 25k Jackson :) (clay)
plays Tina Schiechtl in rd1

Go Alisa ;) just do your best and win this tourn :)

Apr 13th, 2004, 01:08 PM
Good luck Alisa go.

Apr 13th, 2004, 02:39 PM
Good luck Alisa :hug:

Apr 14th, 2004, 09:01 AM
Alisa won her first match :D

7-5 6-something :p

Well done :hug:

Apr 14th, 2004, 09:02 AM
Alisa's score was 7-5 6-3 :)
well done Alisa ;)

next is Yan-Ze Xie

good luck tomorrow :)

Apr 14th, 2004, 10:47 AM
Well-played :)

Apr 15th, 2004, 09:05 AM
Alisa also qualified for the doubles event :D

With Stephanie Dubois :wavey:

Apr 16th, 2004, 01:11 PM
Alisa won her 2nd rd
Alisa KLEYBANOVA (RUS) defeated Yan-Ze XIE (CHN) 46 60 64 :yeah: :banana: :D :)

well done Alisa ;)
good luck vs top seed, Shuai Peng today

nice win in doubles too

Apr 16th, 2004, 01:56 PM
:banana: Well done :hug:

Apr 16th, 2004, 04:14 PM
Well done Alisa :bounce:

Apr 16th, 2004, 09:16 PM
Kostanic is into the semifinals of Tier I Charleston, with Venus.
Alisa beat Kostanic at Indian Wells. Shows how close Alisa is to the pro tour.
Stay patient, and stay focused.

Apr 17th, 2004, 09:20 AM
Alisa took out top seed Shuai Peng 6-4 7-5 ;) :yeah: :hug:

well done Alisa ;)
SF vs Erica Krauth (ARG)
good luck Alisa ;) its very winnable :)

Apr 17th, 2004, 10:07 AM
Well done Alisa

Apr 17th, 2004, 10:31 AM
Alisa into semis, an all Russian final seems likely :bounce:

Apr 17th, 2004, 10:35 AM
Keep going Alisa :D :wavey:

Apr 18th, 2004, 09:12 AM
its an all Russian final in Jackson :D

Alisa won her semi 6-3 7-5 :yeah: :D :) :hug:

well done Alisa ;) and good luck in final vs Linetskaya.
go girl :)

Apr 18th, 2004, 11:40 AM
Also in the doubles! :banana:


Apr 18th, 2004, 03:59 PM
good luck to Alisa in the finals!

Apr 18th, 2004, 07:48 PM
Good luck Alisa!

Apr 19th, 2004, 12:59 PM
Alisa :sad:

but well done overall in this tournament, so best of luck in the next one!

Apr 19th, 2004, 03:57 PM
Alisa won double final 6/3 6/2 :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
I'm so happy for her!!!!!

Apr 19th, 2004, 07:18 PM
What is her new rank?

Apr 19th, 2004, 07:35 PM
Alisa :sad: :sad:
she gave Linetskaya a good match
but well done in doubles :)

Warrior: these points wont be added till next week
she'll be around 310-315.

Apr 19th, 2004, 08:17 PM
Alisa lost a close match here. And a close one to Sesil. But this is part of learning how to play pro tennis.
They won't give the match to you. You have to maintain your level of play. And take it.

Apr 21st, 2004, 10:44 AM
Alisa Kleybanova: Circuit Player of the Weekhttp://www.usta.com/pix/1.gifhttp://www.usta.com/pix/1.gif4/20/04 4:10 PM
Alisa Kleybanova
© Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
http://www.usta.com/pix/1.gifhttp://www.usta.com/pix/1.gifhttp://www.usta.com/pix/1.gifBirthdate: July 15, 1989
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Residence: Moscow, Russia
Weight: 123 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed; two-handed backhand One of the world’s most talented junior players is now starting to make a name for herself at the professional level, as well. Fourteen-year-old Moscow native Alisa Kleybanova had an outstanding run at last week’s Bankplus/USTA Women’s Challenger of Jackson, Miss., advancing to her first USTA Pro Circuit singles final and winning the doubles title at the $25,000 event.

Currently the third-ranked junior player in the world, Kleybanova upset two seeded players in the singles competition – No. 8 Yan Ze Xie of China, 4-6, 6-0, 6-4, in the second round and top seed and defending champion Shuai Peng of China, 6-4, 7-5, in the quarterfinals – before falling to fellow Russian teenager, 17-year-old and fifth-seeded Eugenia Linetskaya, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, in a two-hour, 42-minute final.

In doubles, she and partner Stephanie Dubois of Canada qualified into the event and then captured the championship with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Americans Cory Ann Avants and Kristen Schlukebir.

Prior to Jackson, Kleybanova’s best USTA results occurred in January at the $10,000 event in Tampa, where she reached the singles quarterfinals as a qualifier and took home her first doubles title with partner Mayumi Yamamoto of Japan. She had a great run in ITF Circuit competition last September, winning her first pro championship and reaching the doubles final at the $10,000 event in Mollerusa, Spain, then following that performance up by advancing to the final and the quarterfinals at the $10,000 events held the next two weeks in Madrid and Lleida, Spain.

The talented right-hander, who is coached by her mother Natalia Levina, has also shown potential competing on the WTA Tour. After receiving a wild card into the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif., last month, she earned her first WTA victory against Jelena Kostanic, defeating the Croatian, 2-6, 6-0, 7-5, in the first round, but then lost to No. 10 seed Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi, 6-4, 6-0, in round two.

In junior competition, Kleybanova has notched a string of impressive wins, taking home titles in both singles and doubles earlier this year at the 34th Banana Bowl, sweeping the singles and doubles championships at the 2003 Yucatan Cup and capturing the doubles title last year at The Junior Championships Wimbledon. Other highlights for the young Russian include winning the singles titles at last year’s 24th International Raiffeisen Spring Bowl and the 33rd Banana Bowl and reaching the singles semifinals at the LTA International Junior Tennis Championships – Roehampton.

2003 – 3 (ITF), 623 (WTA)
2002 – 3 (ETA 16s), 35 (ETA 14s), 96 (ITF)
2001 – 72 (ETA 14s)
2000 – 5 (Russia 14s), 30 (ETA 14s)



Won the doubles title and reached the singles final at the $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Jackson, Miss… Qualified into the doubles event with partner Stephanie Dubois and then captured the championship with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Americans Cory Ann Avants and Kristen Schlukebir… In singles, lost to fellow Russian teen Eugenia Linetskaya, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, in her first USTA Circuit final. Upset two seeded players in the tournament -- No. 8 Yan Ze Xie of China, 4-6, 6-0, 6-4, in the second round and top seed and defending champion Shuai Peng of China, 6-4, 7-5, in the quarterfinals.
Received a wild card into the WTA event in Indian Wells and advanced to the second round, where she fell to Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi, 6-4, 6-0… Earned her first WTA victory against Jelena Kostanic, with a 2-6, 6-0, 7-5 win against the Croatian in the first round.
Won her first USTA Circuit title in doubles (with Mayumi Yamamoto) at the $10,000 event in Tampa, Fla., defeating Milangela Morales and Sunitha Rao, 6-2 6-4, in the final… In singles, qualified into the event and advanced to the quarterfinals, where she lost to Kelly McCain, 6-1, 6-3.

Reached the quarterfinals of the $10,000 event in Lleida, Spain, where she fell to Amandine Singla, 6-4, 6-4.
A week after winning her first pro tournament, advanced to the final of the $10,000 event in Madrid… Lost to Ana Salas-Lozano, 6-4, 6-1.
Won her first career professional title at the $10,000 event in Mollerusa, Spain… Qualified into the event and then advanced to the final, where she defeated Quan Gao, 7-6 (2) 6-2.


Reached the quarterfinals at the Luxilon Cup, the junior event held in conjunction with the NASDAQ-100 Open.
Swept the singles and doubles (with Irina Kotkina) titles at the 34th Banana Bowl, a prestigious ITF Grade A event held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Swept the singles and doubles (with Teodora Mircic) titles at the 18th Yucatan Cup in Mexico.
Won the doubles title (with Sania Mirza) at The Junior Championships Wimbledon.
Reached the singles semifinals at the LTA International Junior Tennis Championships – Roehampton.
Finished runner-up in singles and won the doubles title (with Sophia Melikishvili) at the Villach Junior Cup.
Won the singles title at the 24th International Raiffeisen Spring Bowl.
Won the doubles title (with Irina Kotkina) and reached the singles final at the Istres International Junior Tournament.
Won the singles title and reached the doubles quarterfinals (with Irina Kotkina) at the French Riviera International Junior Open.
Was a singles semifinalist and a doubles quarterfinalist (with Megan Falcon) at the 25th Gerdau Tennis Cup.
Won the singles championship at the 33rd Banana Bowl.
Advanced to the doubles semifinals (with Veronika Kapshay) and the singles quarterfinals at the 10th Slovak Junior Indoor Tournament 2003.

Reached the singles final and the doubles quarterfinals (with Whitney Deason) at the 39th Coffee Bowl.
Finished runner-up in singles at the Prince Cup.
Won the girls’ 16 singles title at the Eddie Herr International.
Advanced to the singles final at the 4th Yugoslavia Junior Open.
Won the doubles title (with Veronika Kapshay) at the HIP Internacional Pancevo.
Reached the singles quarterfinals at the girls’ 14 European Junior Individual Championships.
Won the doubles title (with Elena Vesnina) and reached the singles quarterfinals at the Ozerov Cup.
Won the singles title and advanced to the doubles final (with Natalie Piquion) at the Tournoi International Junior de St Francois.
Was a singles finalist and a doubles quarterfinalist (with Sofia Holden) at the Panama Bowl.
Won the singles title at the Costa Rican Bowl.

Finished runner-up in singles at Les Petits As, the world’s most prestigious event for players’ aged 14 and under held annually in Tarbes, France.
Reached the girls’ 12 singles final at the Junior Orange Bowl.
Won the girls’ 16 singles title at the Prince Cup.
Advanced to the singles semifinals at the girls’ 14 Eddie Herr International.
Was a doubles finalist (with Ekaterina Ivanova) and a singles quarterfinalist at the girls’ 14 des Hauts de Seine.
Reached the girls’ 14 round of 16 at the Fila Cup.

Advanced to the singles semifinals at the girls’ 12 Junior Orange Bowl.
Won the girls’ 14 singles title at the Prince Cup.
Won the girls’ 12 singles title and reached the doubles final (with Jennifer Stevens) at the Eddie Herr International.

Began playing tennis at age 5.
Is coached by her mother, Natalia Levina.
Enjoys playing on all court surfaces but especially grass.
Hobbies include swimming, running and reading.
Hopes to become the No. 1 player in the world one day.

Apr 21st, 2004, 11:09 AM
Nice article, tnx Eggy :kiss:

Apr 25th, 2004, 02:48 PM
Alisa lost in Budapest qualies :sad:

7-6(7) 7-6(3) to Paula Garcia :(

Alisa :( :crying2:

Apr 25th, 2004, 03:06 PM

Apr 26th, 2004, 07:34 PM
Alisa will learn from these close losses. A 14 year old will not have all the answers.
You have to learn how to finish by playing difficult matches.

Apr 30th, 2004, 12:19 PM
Well done for reaching the Jackson final ;)

May 25th, 2004, 03:57 AM
somehow I doubt that Alisa will play RG... she hasn't played any warm-ups, so she is probably skipping it.

May 31st, 2004, 12:08 PM
what is Alisa up to these days? when is her next tournament?

Jun 23rd, 2004, 10:58 AM
Alisa is back!! :bounce:

She plays in Roehampton..
Today is the QF against Nicole Vaidisova, good luck!! :hug:

Jun 23rd, 2004, 02:29 PM
Go Alisa

Jun 24th, 2004, 08:40 AM
Good luck Alisa :) :)

Jun 24th, 2004, 11:43 AM
Alisa lost to Vaidisova 3-6 1-6 :sad:

Jun 27th, 2004, 01:42 AM
Good luck in the Wimbledon juniors :)

Jun 27th, 2004, 01:51 AM
Court 4 11.00 am Start
1. Ladies' Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Nadia Petrova (RUS)[10] v. Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR)
followed by:
2. Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS)[8] v. Laura Fakhoury (GBR)

Jun 27th, 2004, 11:15 AM
Go Alisa :bounce:

Jun 27th, 2004, 02:45 PM
Alisa won 6-1, 6-1. The best advice I can give Alisa, is to work on your serve.
John McEnroe said the serve is the most important shot in tennis. It can never be good enough.
And always do mobility training. Court coverage, to me, is the most important single element of tennis.

Jun 29th, 2004, 11:18 PM
2R: Kleybanova - Malek 6-1 6-1 :D :banana: :hug:

1R: Kleybanova/Kotkina - Zec-Peskiric/Zubori 6-0 6-3 :D :woohoo:


Jun 30th, 2004, 03:26 PM
3R: Alisa Kleybanova (8) d. Marina Erakovic (11) 6-1 6-3 :D :banana: :hug:

Jun 30th, 2004, 03:29 PM
Those scores are good. Losing only 9 games in 3 matches. Keep focused. Try to win every point.

Jun 30th, 2004, 03:35 PM
Very good result :)

Jul 1st, 2004, 04:37 PM
A.Kleybanova (8) - A.Ivanovic (3) 6-7(1) 0-3 Fight girl!

Jul 1st, 2004, 10:07 PM
Alisa lost 7-6(1), 6-1. She still has a lot of work to do.

Jul 1st, 2004, 10:15 PM
Pff goldenlox, she was come back from her injury to Roehampton, she was too tired..
And she also get a physiotherapeut after 1st set :sad:

Sorry, but I'm too sad now..

Jul 1st, 2004, 10:21 PM
I'm not saying Alisa was at her best today. But her future involves hard work.
All the young players can learn from Maria. You work hard. And you focus on every point.

Jul 1st, 2004, 10:32 PM
That's what I mean ;)

You always said: do it, do that.. Alisa knew what she must to do..

Now I'm going to sleep ;)


Sep 5th, 2004, 03:19 PM
good luck Alisa in the JR US OPEN ;)