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HantuchovaSweFan
Apr 27th, 2003, 05:57 PM
http://www.jandscup.pl/eng/index.html

I thought it was my turn to start a thread! :wavey:

Daniela has bye in first round and she is seeded 3rd, after Venus and Mauresmo.

Good luck Daniela!!

¤CharlDa¤
Apr 27th, 2003, 06:34 PM
Too bad she is once again in Venus's part of the draw!!! First match agsint Zuluaga could be very very tricky! Especailly on clay!!! Remember in AO where she almost made me pass out lol...

Well good luck Dani!!! :bounce:

Tarsius
Apr 27th, 2003, 10:41 PM
After a good (yet still shaky) Fed Cup run lets hope the engine is still running hot.

Go get 'em Dani.

gorecki
Apr 28th, 2003, 07:25 AM
Let's hope those FED CUP wins give her mental boost! :bounce: The Bye oughta give her ample time to recharge the batteries.

Can we hope for a Daniela/Jelena final? ;)

Best of Luck Daniela! You Can DO it!

HantuchovaSweFan
Apr 28th, 2003, 04:16 PM
Eurosport:

Thu 1/5 13:30 Round 2 Live

Fri 2/5 13:30 Quarter-finals Live

Sat 3/5 13:30 Semi-finals Live

Sun 4/5 13:00 Final Live

Mon 5/5 08:30 Final

lee station
Apr 28th, 2003, 06:53 PM
Great!!! Thanks a lot for the info SweFan!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :) :) :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :D :wavey: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :) :) :cool: :cool: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :wavey: :D :hearts:

Eurosport:

Thu 1/5 13:30 Round 2 Live

Fri 2/5 13:30 Quarter-finals Live

Sat 3/5 13:30 Semi-finals Live

Sun 4/5 13:00 Final Live

Mon 5/5 08:30 Final

moogle san
Apr 28th, 2003, 07:38 PM
rofl... I hope you used copy and paste to add all those smilies :cool:
... and I thought pinky was crazy ;)


:bounce: Good luck in Poland Dani :bounce:

hope you enjoy the rest of your journey back here in Europe :D Germany has been a good start already :)

paulhc
Apr 28th, 2003, 08:03 PM
Hi Gorecki,
Who is the author of your citation :
~~ to see a World in a grain of sand / to see a Heaven in a Wild Flower / to hold Infinity in the palm of your hand / and Eternity in an hour... ~ ~

http://imgserv.wtastarz.com/ubb/icons/icon5.gif

dhnet2
Apr 28th, 2003, 08:10 PM
Hi Gorecki,
Who is the author of your citation :
~~ to see a World in a grain of sand / to see a Heaven in a Wild Flower / to hold Infinity in the palm of your hand / and Eternity in an hour... ~ ~

http://imgserv.wtastarz.com/ubb/icons/icon5.gif

It's that old geezar William Blake :)
Full verse: http://www.shelterbelt.com/RELIT/BRITISH/blackeauguries.html

lee station
Apr 28th, 2003, 08:19 PM
Hehe you know the last time I was able to watch a Hantuchova match was that last one against Coetzer :sad:
So I'm crazy about seeing her again! Thanks again SweFan matey! :)

rofl... I hope you used copy and paste to add all those smilies :cool:
... and I thought pinky was crazy ;)


:bounce: Good luck in Poland Dani :bounce:

hope you enjoy the rest of your journey back here in Europe :D Germany has been a good start already :)

paulhc
Apr 28th, 2003, 08:22 PM
thank you dhnet2 !! :wavey:

No Doubt
Apr 28th, 2003, 08:39 PM
I have to say Eurosport have had crap coverage lately! i know! the whole time diff thing with all the american tourneys but, they have excellent coverage during the American (summer) hardcoart season! (pre-us open)
:(

Thats my 'rant' for the day!
:wavey:
Go Dani!

beauty_is_pink
Apr 28th, 2003, 10:11 PM
Go Daniela!!!!!!!!!!

:wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
:lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick:
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
:p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
:kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

its not over! :rolleyes: :angel: :angel:
haha i aint gone ! lol
jokes.
lates


GO DANIELA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

beauty_is_pink
Apr 28th, 2003, 10:22 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030427/capt.1051460604.germany_tennis_fedcup_meth111.jpg

its from this weekend's FedCup.. too lazy to go to that FedCup thread.. im here so why not post it here..!

HantuchovaSweFan
Apr 28th, 2003, 10:28 PM
Great!!! Thanks a lot for the info SweFan!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :) :) :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :D :wavey: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :) :) :cool: :cool: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :wavey: :D :hearts:


Replay of Daniela's victory at monday!!!!! :wavey: :worship: :cool: :devil: :bounce: :angel: :D

moogle san
Apr 29th, 2003, 02:42 PM
rofl pinky

*returns the award for advanced craziness to pinky* :D :wavey:

moogle san
Apr 30th, 2003, 03:27 PM
BUMP :bounce:

Don't forget: It's tournament time tomorrow :D

beauty_is_pink
Apr 30th, 2003, 03:57 PM
oh holy... when is Daniela going to play?????????!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

HantuchovaSweFan
Apr 30th, 2003, 05:13 PM
Thursday - May 1 2003

Centre Court

Not before 13.30
Daniela Hantuchova vs Fabiola Zuluaga


Ohhhhhhh yessssssssssss.

eurosport

Thu 1/5 13:30 Round 2 Live :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

moogle san
Apr 30th, 2003, 05:36 PM
ooooooohhhhh yesssssss :bounce: wooohooooo :bounce: yiiiiihaaaaa :bounce:

and tomorrow is a public holiday here in germany so I don't have to go to university :D
eurosport: :worship:


Go Dani, the european part of the Cocktail Party is watching you :wavey: ;)

HantuchovaSweFan
Apr 30th, 2003, 05:47 PM
ooooooohhhhh yesssssss :bounce: wooohooooo :bounce: yiiiiihaaaaa :bounce:

and tomorrow is a public holiday here in germany so I don't have to go to university :D
eurosport: :worship:


Go Dani, the european part of the Cocktail Party is watching you :wavey: ;)

Its the same here in .SE, public holiday!! ;D

Is it like a workers holiday in Germnay? Everyone is protesting and stuff?

GrahamD
Apr 30th, 2003, 06:06 PM
Its the same here in .SE, public holiday!! ;D

Is it like a workers holiday in Germnay? Everyone is protesting and stuff?

Our holiday isn't until next Monday :sad: so I'm going to have to watch the ticker at work tomorrow but I will be taping Eurosport just in case

lee station
Apr 30th, 2003, 08:32 PM
I am going to tape it, I don't know if I'll be able to post here cause I get so carried away lol
DANI!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
DANI!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

¤CharlDa¤
Apr 30th, 2003, 09:23 PM
Well..once again here in American we get nothing :(...I got nothing nothing nothing, like Whitney would say
Well no Dani!!! Let's go gril though! And go Venus!

GrahamD
Apr 30th, 2003, 09:42 PM
And go Venus!

WHO??? Yes, go Venus, like to the moon or somewhere equally dark and distant hehe :devil: :wavey:

Nobody invited her to this party anyway :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :devil: :devil: :devil:

joegerardi
Apr 30th, 2003, 10:08 PM
I think one of you in Europe should hook up a TV to your video card's TV in, set up a server, and send us poor Americans a video feed!

..Joe

¤CharlDa¤
Apr 30th, 2003, 10:35 PM
Well I so agree agree JOE!!!

And Venus is my number one fave, with DAniela close second...But I still love her!! lol...Well I'll say it for the last time!!!

Venus and Daniela, you rock girlz!!!!

To all Williams haters, well at least I love dani :p!

Tarsius
May 1st, 2003, 12:56 AM
It'll be Dani vs Fabiola Zuluaga. This is the same opponent she beat at the First Round of the Australian Open this year.

Do it again Dani... but this time with more style! ;)

:bounce:

alltennis69
May 1st, 2003, 01:21 AM
I think one of you in Europe should hook up a TV to your video card's TV in, set up a server, and send us poor Americans a video feed!

..Joe

That would be sOOOOOOO Cooool....is there anybody who can be so enterprising.....

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 11:14 AM
Its the same here in .SE, public holiday!! ;D

Is it like a workers holiday in Germnay? Everyone is protesting and stuff?

Yeah, right! Didn't know you have a holiday like that in Sverige as well :cool:

Protesting and stuff, yeah, true. Berlin is total mayhem every year on the 1st of May, some kiddies consider rampaging as a sport... :rolleyes:

But at the moment, that doesn't matter at all: Dani's playing in 20 min or so :eek: :bounce:


Unfortunately I got no TV card in my PC anymore because the one I had used to crash my whole PC... :sad:
Dunno why though :confused: I'd really love to bring you the match but I can't :sad:
I'll keep you updated during the match about the shape of our little Fed Cup queen.
Hope that's better than nothing :wavey:



:bounce: Dani, Dani :bounce: *moogie gettin' really excited now* ;)

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 11:23 AM
BUMP!

This has to stay at the top for the next one or two hours :D

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 11:26 AM
Eurosport just showed a general WTA trailer for the broadcast without mentioning Dani in it :fiery:

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 11:28 AM
damn!!! mauresmo is still playing :eek: make it fast! *grrrrr* who wants to see mauresmo :confused: :fiery:

anyway: Go Voracova (that's mauresmo's opponent :devil: )

HantuchovaSweFan
May 1st, 2003, 12:07 PM
Anyone who knows if its a rain delay or something right now, cause daniela isn't playing... :confused: :confused:

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:11 PM
match should start any second, but eurosport still shows the record of Mauresmo's match :fiery:

Hope they switch to live broadcasting soon !!


:bounce: Good Luck Dani :bounce:

baaelzebub
May 1st, 2003, 12:11 PM
She's not on yet cause Mauresmo's still playing. It's just got to 1 set all so, we'll have to put up with her for a while longer.

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:17 PM
No no, Mauresmo's match is over by now. They already show dani's match on the liveticker at the tourney HP. But it looks like match hasn't started yet.

¤CharlDa¤
May 1st, 2003, 12:18 PM
well go Dani!!! :bounce: And go MOMO!

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:18 PM
We all here? Sound off!

..Joe

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:19 PM
damn... if they don't speed up we won't be able to see the match because according to the TV schedule Eurosport broadcasts only till 3 p.m. - and that's in 30 minutes :eek:

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:20 PM
30-15 Dani

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:20 PM
match has started and eurosport STILL shows that man-woman :fiery:

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:21 PM
1 - love

Good start!

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:21 PM
Dani wins 1st match :D

1 - 0

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:23 PM
commentator on eurosport just said that serena withdrew from Berlin - yihaaaa :D

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:23 PM
1 all. On serve.

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:23 PM
1 - 1

Never mind. Go Dani :bounce:

No serena in Berlin, laaalaalaaa *sings*

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:25 PM
Uh-oh! Break point!

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:27 PM
2nd Deuce!

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:27 PM
saved :)

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:27 PM
Break point again!

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:28 PM
3rd Deuce!

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:28 PM
Ad Dani. Come on girl!

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:28 PM
2-1!

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:29 PM
I don't get it :fiery: eurosport may broadcast from warsaw but they decide to show a record of Mauresmo's match which leaves me watching live tickers once again :mad:

at least you are all here and Dani holds her serve :)

2 - 1

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:31 PM
2 all!

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:32 PM
2 - 2

C'mon now Dani :bounce:

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:34 PM
Break point!

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:34 PM
2 BP :eek:

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:34 PM
Break! Damn!

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:35 PM
break :(

2 - 3

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:35 PM
I'm too slow for Joe :rolleyes: .... :wavey:

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:36 PM
Damn! I HATE when work inteferes with my Dani-watching.

Moogle: I turn the score over to you for a few minutes.

..Joe

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:40 PM
2 - 4 :(

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:44 PM
Deuce!

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:44 PM
Dani's serve:

15 - 15
30 - 15
40 - 15 :)
40 - 30
40 - 40 :(




Eurosport just ended the broadcast from Warsaw and they didn't even show the smallest bit of Dani's match :fiery:
I really don't get it :mad:

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:46 PM
Break point again!

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:46 PM
2nd Deuce.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:47 PM
2-5. Dammit!

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:48 PM
my scoreboards just fucked up :fiery:
not a good start in the day :(

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:49 PM
2-5. Dammit!

:sad: argh :(

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:51 PM
Come on, comeback queen :bounce:

No need to worry, she turned something like that around in the Fed Cup twice :)

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:51 PM
0-15
I'll go point by point for you

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:52 PM
0-30

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:52 PM
15-30

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:52 PM
15-40! Set point.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:53 PM
2-6.
Shit!

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:53 PM
2 - 6 :(

What's wrong with this day :confused: nothin' works :sad:

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:54 PM
scoreboard is back. thanks joe :wavey:

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:55 PM
Let me know when your scoreboard starts working again and I'll stop point by point to save bandwidth.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:56 PM
30-15. C'mon!

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:58 PM
Break point AGAIN!

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 12:58 PM
Dani's serve:

00 - 15
15 - 15
30 - 15 that's better!
30 - 30 ... she needs to hold this!
30 - 40 :(

Another break :eek:

0 - 1

HantuchovaSweFan
May 1st, 2003, 12:58 PM
GAAAAAAAAAAH! :fiery:

C'mon Daniela!!!

I don't get it... according to the j&s cup site, only the final will be shown live at eurosport.... but the eurosport site says 4 mathes..... :confused: :confused:

Today's match was supposed to be shown live... but it was a recorded match...hmm....

Gah.... first set to the other player....

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 12:59 PM
0-30That's the way!

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:00 PM
30-15 Dani.
Screwed up there a minute ago...

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:00 PM
Break point Dani.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:01 PM
40-30. Still break point.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:01 PM
Deuce.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:02 PM
Ad Dani

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:03 PM
2nd Deuce.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:03 PM
Hold point.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:04 PM
3rd Deuce.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:04 PM
Hold point again.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:05 PM
4th Deuce.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:05 PM
Ad Dani.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:06 PM
Break back!
FINALLY.
1 all.

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 01:06 PM
Zuluaga's serve:

00 - 15
00 - 30 way to go Dani
15 - 30
15 - 40 GOOD :D
30 - 40 still one BP left...
40 - 40 *hmpf*
40 - Ad Now Dani :bounce:
40 - 40
Ad - 40 damn!!!

nevertheless break, what a nice surprise :D my scoreboard must have slowed down :confused:


First of all let's hope that Dani wins this one - otherwise eurosport can broadcast what they want, I won't mind anymore.
If she wins, I think odds are good to see one of her matches because the german commentator said that they return to Warsaw at 13:30 tomorrow again.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:09 PM
1-2.

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 01:13 PM
another break :(

this doesn't look good!! and the wta-forum is extremely lame as well :mad:

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 01:14 PM
1 - 3

Now the only thing left is fighting!! C'mon girl :bounce:

GrahamD
May 1st, 2003, 01:16 PM
1-2.

I'm sitting here at work and I'm finding it very difficult to get worked up about this tin pot tournament. In a way, I hope Dani loses so that it gives her a bit more of a rest. This would have been an ideal tourney to miss as hardly anyone of any note has entered it and winning it would not prove anything. We all agree that she needs a break so why is she bothering with meaningless pots like this?

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 01:17 PM
2 - 3

finally an easy service win :)

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 01:21 PM
2 - 4

looks like dani is going to get a longer rest...

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 01:24 PM
I'm sitting here at work and I'm finding it very difficult to get worked up about this tin pot tournament. In a way, I hope Dani loses so that it gives her a bit more of a rest. This would have been an ideal tourney to miss as hardly anyone of any note has entered it and winning it would not prove anything. We all agree that she needs a break so why is she bothering with meaningless pots like this?

A break would be good, but when she enters a tourney I'm unable not to wish that she wins it. To see her loosing is just too heart-breaking...

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 01:25 PM
3 - 4
at least she holds her serve now quite easily.

Now go for the break :bounce:

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 01:27 PM
3 - 5 :(

where are you all :confused: it's not over yet!

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:27 PM
Dani has to hold to stay in it...

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:28 PM
WTA World slowed down terribly. It took 5 minutes to get a post up...

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:28 PM
4-5. Whew!

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 01:30 PM
WTA World slowed down terribly. It took 5 minutes to get a post up...

yeah, mine too. especially at the beginning of the 2nd set. but now it's back at regular speed.

C'mon Dani, grab that last chance and break :bounce:

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:31 PM
0-30.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:31 PM
15-30. She has to break here...

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:31 PM
Match point.

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 01:31 PM
2 MP :eek:

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 01:32 PM
2-6, 4-6.
Damn.

HantuchovaSweFan
May 1st, 2003, 01:33 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :sad:

moogle san
May 1st, 2003, 01:34 PM
it's over. Dani :sad:

What a *%`!""§!?$ day :fiery:


Now take your rest poor girl, and return stronger than ever !!



*knak* that's the sound when my heart broke once again :sad:

gorecki
May 1st, 2003, 02:07 PM
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo... *sulk* :sad:

gorecki
May 1st, 2003, 02:13 PM
Is she intending to play Hamburg?!?

GrahamD
May 1st, 2003, 02:25 PM
Don't get me wrong, of course I'm sad :sad: that Dani lost but at the same time I'm pleased that she has more time to prepare for Berlin next week. She should never have entered this meaningless Warsaw tournament. This is the least 'upset' I have been after a defeat, maybe it's more of a sense of relief, and anyway, there was no incentive as she would have to have played V.Williams in the semi again. :( Maybe that is the key issue here, incentive. Last weekend there was clearly a huge incentive as defending champs and the way she fought back in both of her matches showed her determination. This loss to another lowly ranked player maybe suggests that there was no fight there. I'm sure she tried her best, but maybe her heart wasn't in it.

dhnet2
May 1st, 2003, 02:41 PM
Well said Graham, Daniela's a big tournament play isn't she, maybe motivation is a problem like you say for 'lesser' tournaments. Bound to be a come down after the weekend.

But did you see the stats?

http://www.jandscup.pl/eng/meczstat.php?id=62

From those, looks like Daniela's serve has gone to pieces, particularly the second, where she used to have such a big advantage :( Any good returner of serve will love those stats. Dementieva is one of the best is she not, explains Amelia Island a bit more perhaps?

I'm still thinking Daniela needs to skip some tournaments, if I was Nigel I'd advise skipping the whole clay court season, she never had chance to recuperate after playing too much tennis in 2002.

GrahamD
May 1st, 2003, 03:08 PM
....and on top of that, Zuluaga is an expert on clay as well. As you say Craig, it makes you wonder why Dani bothers to enter the clay events which she so clearly struggles with.

joegerardi
May 1st, 2003, 03:25 PM
6 DF's sucks.

I said in the AI thread that her service work has to get better. She was known as a big server, but her speed is down tremendously. When I coach and see that happening, it usually that the player is too tight, not playing loose enough for the body to work properly. One thing I can tell you it's not is fatique. When you're tired playing tennis, you automatically play a little looser. Whilst your serve speed might not be up, your DF's tend to drop because you're not hitting them as hard, and they tend to fall in. Same for return of serves. I always return better after I'm a little tired -again, because I'm looser - and Dani got aced 4 times today.

3 Net approaches? This is an area where I think Nigel is killing her. She was known as an all-courter from the get-go, and to see that few approaches makes me wonder if Nigel is trying to make her a "Big-Banger Baseliner." That's not her game, it's only a weapon that she has available to use when she needs it.

One good thig to see is the UEs are down.

If you take each player's points lost on UEs, Aces, and DFs, Dani comes out is ahead by 2 on points "given away." Therefore, I have to say that Dani just got outplayed here, and Zuluaga is a clay-court specialist, who was climbing the rankings before she hurt her shoulder.

..Joe

¤CharlDa¤
May 1st, 2003, 04:43 PM
Poor Dani! :sad:

Well Zuluaga is a clay expert, so I wasn't expecting much! Well good luck next time :bounce:

GrahamD
May 1st, 2003, 05:14 PM
When I coach and see that happening, it usually that the player is too tight, not playing loose enough for the body to work properly. One thing I can tell you it's not is fatique.


Well, if that's the case, she clearly needs an all over massage. :drool: ;) :cool: :lick: :D

:wavey: :wavey: Bye bye everybody :wavey: :wavey:

No Doubt
May 1st, 2003, 06:33 PM
:wavey:

Im a little late with this but..... :eek: :sad:
Oh dear!
I agree with Graham, im not as 'upset' as i have been at all dani's other defeats, i suppose i was expecting this considering her hectic week last week!! and as Graham said, more chance for her to prepare for Berlin!

kysersoze
May 1st, 2003, 07:31 PM
from bbc news website:
....third-seeded Daniela Hantuchova suffered a shock 6-2 6-4 defeat at the hands of Colombia's Fabiola Zuluaga.

"I don't usually find excuses when I lose, but I really couldn't have done much today," said Hantuchova.

"The wind was so strong. I was trying to be aggressive but it didn't pay off. Basically she was putting the ball back in the court and I was making too many mistakes."
..........

Sooner or later, she'll get her break where everything goes right. I just hope its at a major.

GrahamD
May 1st, 2003, 07:42 PM
from bbc news website:
....third-seeded Daniela Hantuchova suffered a shock 6-2 6-4 defeat at the hands of Colombia's Fabiola Zuluaga.

"I don't usually find excuses when I lose, but I really couldn't have done much today," said Hantuchova.

"The wind was so strong. I was trying to be aggressive but it didn't pay off. Basically she was putting the ball back in the court and I was making too many mistakes."
..........

Sooner or later, she'll get her break where everything goes right. I just hope its at a major.


Errrmm, yes sweetheart, that's what she's supposed to do. I do hope that didn't come as a nasty shock :eek: :rolleyes:

Aaahhh, bless her!!

paulhc
May 1st, 2003, 07:48 PM
....and on top of that, Zuluaga is an expert on clay as well. As you say Craig, it makes you wonder why Dani bothers to enter the clay events which she so clearly struggles with.


I don't agree with that :confused:
She has the potential and the ambition of being a great player, so she can't skip clay events, and
therefore skip one of the four Slams.
When this black serie will end, it won't matter the
surface, she can do well on clay, I went especially
at the French last year to watch her, she was playing fabulous.
She must have pulled out of this damn Warsaw event
:fiery: it was too close to last weekend Fed Cup,
she would have rested and be full of confidence
after her 2 triumphs...

I don't know what's going on. I noticed that she had some marathon-like matches at autumn 2002 during the european indoor season, in which she
has several opportunities to end the matches quickly, but instead of that they all finish by
a 2 hours 1/2 marathons, with 50% victories.

After that : quarterfinal in Aussie Slam, and
the black serie began at Open Gaz de France in
Paris in february...(not on clay...).

I red a lot about eventual explanations in this
forum, but I don't know yet what to think : is it
mental or is it a physical thing, is it fatigue...?

Anyway, let's hope she'll recover for Berlin, she
has a QF place to defend from 2002.
Damn this J&S :fiery:

alltennis69
May 2nd, 2003, 01:48 AM
Hi all,

This from Yahoo! Sports, u know that headline puts a really unsettling visual in one's mind...


Winds of Warsaw blow away Hantuchova

Daniela Hantuchova's frustrating season continued when a combination of Colombia's Fabiola Zuluaga and a vicious swirling wind conspired to knock her out of the 700,000-euro WTA event here.

The leggy Slovakian third-seed lost 6-2, 6-4 to her Colombian opponent and then blamed the windy conditions for her unexpected defeat. Chairs were blown over on the red clay court, and the roofs of tents surrounding the playing area were in danger of blowing away.

"I don't usually find excuses when I lose, but I really couldn't have done much today," said Hantuchova.

"The wind was so strong. I was trying to be aggressive but it didn't pay off. Basically she was putting the ball back in the court and I was making too many mistakes. Because of the wind I was afraid to miss, and I wasn't going for it. It was not really my game."

moogle san
May 2nd, 2003, 10:47 AM
3 Net approaches? This is an area where I think Nigel is killing her. She was known as an all-courter from the get-go, and to see that few approaches makes me wonder if Nigel is trying to make her a "Big-Banger Baseliner." That's not her game, it's only a weapon that she has available to use when she needs it.



Agree completely :wavey:

I also would like to see her more often at the net to kill points there. Because of being so tall she has a good reach and it would be more easy and secure to make the point at the net instead of risky shots from the baseline. It's good to see that she reduced the number of UE's drastically but at the same time the number of winners went down as well. Kinda logical, but I think more net approaches could solve that problem. It's pretty clear that her net play has deteriorated, that could also explain the bad performances in doubles I think.

Looking forward to Berlin, Germany seems to be a good pavement for her :)

Gert
May 2nd, 2003, 01:19 PM
At the J&S site are on May 1st 7 pics of Daniela.

HantuchovaSweFan
May 2nd, 2003, 03:04 PM
At the J&S site are on May 1st 7 pics of Daniela.


8 pics =)

http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/133.jpg
http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/134.jpg
http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/135.jpg
http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/136.jpg
http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/137.jpg
http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/138.jpg
http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/139.jpg
http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/199.jpg

GrahamD
May 2nd, 2003, 03:49 PM
http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/135.jpg

Hey Pinky :wavey: - I'll give this one a drooling rating of :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: out of ten!!! ;)

http://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gifhttp://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gifhttp://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gifhttp://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gifhttp://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gifhttp://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gifhttp://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gif

gorecki
May 2nd, 2003, 04:26 PM
Thanks for posting the pics here HantuchovaSweFan! :)

HantuchovaSweFan
May 2nd, 2003, 05:08 PM
Thanks for posting the pics here HantuchovaSweFan! :)

If everyone always posts everything they find here then nobody are going to miss anything. :wavey:

beauty_is_pink
May 2nd, 2003, 06:48 PM
Hey Pinky :wavey: - I'll give this one a drooling rating of :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: out of ten!!! ;)

http://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gifhttp://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gifhttp://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gifhttp://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gifhttp://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gifhttp://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gifhttp://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gif

:rolleyes: *gag* graham graham graham

http://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/band.gif
haha THE DANIELA BAND! lol anyone remember that? lol

GrahamD
May 2nd, 2003, 07:53 PM
Don't :fiery: me!! ;) It's not my fault she's so damn gorgeous.

http://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gif http://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gif http://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/hearts%5B1%5D.gif

Anyway, I digress! On with the tennis. As I was saying, I think she should get as new racket, some new tactics, a new nutritionist, a new coach, a new fitness trainer, some new shoes that make her run faster.....whaddya think? ;)

HantuchovaSweFan
May 2nd, 2003, 08:16 PM
http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/JSCUP2003-09.jpg
http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/JSCUP2003-10.jpg
http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/JSCUP2003-11.jpg
http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/JSCUP2003-12.jpg
http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/JSCUP2003-13.jpghttp://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/JSCUP2003-14.jpg
http://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/JSCUP2003-15.jpghttp://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/JSCUP2003-16.jpghttp://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/JSCUP2003-17.jpghttp://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/JSCUP2003-18.jpghttp://w1.830.telia.com/~u83004088/JSCUP2003-19.jpg

lemon
May 2nd, 2003, 08:25 PM
Wow... she has more definition in her legs than some power-lifters I know. =D

lemon

lee station
May 3rd, 2003, 12:06 PM
Well, we can't expect her to always win...!
(Due to some stuff I've been away from the computer until now. Hey people!! What's up! :wavey: :wavey: :D :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :hearts: )
Good luck in the next one, Dani!!!!! You're the coolest! :cool: :wavey: :)

beauty_is_pink
May 3rd, 2003, 08:34 PM
wow... um... her.. um.. legs/... uh... damn pretty skiinny... WOW :eek:

lee station
May 4th, 2003, 07:34 AM
Daniela Hantuchova's frustrating season
To me, the only frustrating thing is the attitude of Eurosport since this year's IW.

Chairs were blown over on the red clay court, and the roofs of tents surrounding the playing area were in danger of blowing away
Now!!! Play tennis in such conditions!!!!

Wojtek
May 5th, 2003, 04:46 PM
I was in Warsaw and i saw Daniela's match . She is totally out of form . She is very, very slow and her game was really boring . She didn't change thing in hole match . She played cross court balls almost all the time . In this syle she will out from top 20 very fast .

fan22
May 12th, 2003, 07:47 PM
thanks for the pics swefan!

fan22
May 13th, 2003, 11:41 PM
Pushing this thread back to page 1 so that fans of DH just stumbling on to the Cocktail party looking for recent photos/results of Dani's recent tournaments will be able to find them. :)

Thanks again Swefan for finding/posting all these!