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Spirit
May 13th, 2003, 04:05 PM
Monica d. Casanova 4-6 6-2 6-3.

Whatzup
May 13th, 2003, 04:06 PM
Congrats Monica :D

Better luck next time Myriam :sad:

Jakub
May 13th, 2003, 04:10 PM
well done MONICA :)

Mase
May 13th, 2003, 04:11 PM
Way to fight through that rust Monica!!

selesfan87
May 13th, 2003, 04:11 PM
Glad Monica came through, that really was a tough one!

Good luck for tommorow, Monica.

Chance
May 13th, 2003, 04:18 PM
woohoo

Good job Monica!
:bounce:

Chance
May 13th, 2003, 04:27 PM
woohoo

Good job Monica!
:bounce:

auntie janie
May 13th, 2003, 04:36 PM
Good start, Moni! :hearts:

yollenda
May 13th, 2003, 04:38 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030513/capt.1052837830italy_italian_open_xpl107.jpg

http://www.smilies.nl/natur/ylflower.gif

Seles1
May 13th, 2003, 04:44 PM
Any pics of Monica?

cooolconchita
May 13th, 2003, 04:47 PM
love that pic! she has fans wherever she goes!

tough match - but well done Mon,

no matter Myri - you're gonna be a huge star no matter what! :)

Pureracket
May 13th, 2003, 04:49 PM
Go Moni!!!!!
Rack up the points, Baby!!!!!

selesrules
May 13th, 2003, 05:12 PM
Congratulations Monica! :worship:

Bероника
May 13th, 2003, 05:34 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Congrats Monica!!! Great win!!! Keep winning!!!

Spirit
May 13th, 2003, 05:36 PM
:hearts: that pic of her fans!

I was following the score on line as best as I could while at work.

Set 1: Myriam broke Monica in the very first game. They each held serve the rest of the set.

Set 2: Monica broke Myriam early, then again in the last game.

Set 3: Monica broke Myriam early, then lost her own serve at 4-2, then broke again to go up 5-3 and served out the match.

mishar
May 13th, 2003, 05:48 PM
There is a pic of her on the website.

Here is a brief wire story:

Monica Seles needed three sets to get by 46th-ranked Myriam Casanova on Tuesday in the first round of the US$1.3 million Italian Open.

The 10th-seeded Seles appeared stunned by the Swiss player's powerful strokes in the first set, but then showed her experience and court savy to pull out a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory.

Seles, who won this key clay-court tuneup for the French Open in 1990 and 2000, received constant encouragement from the Foro Italico crowd.

After her comeback was complete, a group of fans clad in U.S. flags presented the nationalized American with a dozen red roses.

Casanova, who was making her Rome debut, produced a series of aces and winners in the first set. But as the match wore on, Seles began to win longer rallies.

Sounds like a good match! Anyone know why the doubles never took place? Hope nothing bad.

Spirit
May 13th, 2003, 05:53 PM
Her doubles is scheduled for late in the day. At least, I think it is. It's only 7:00 PM right now in Rome.

Cariaoke
May 13th, 2003, 06:00 PM
http://www.federtennis.it/news/_upload/_upload/pop_seles7D0A8066%20copia.jpg

Congrats Monica! :kiss: :bounce:

mishar
May 13th, 2003, 06:01 PM
It appeared on the scoreboard for several minutes, and then disappeared. Maybe its just delayed. My fear is Monica withdrew because her foot is hurting.

Spirit
May 13th, 2003, 06:06 PM
Their scoreboard isn't working for me. It's still stuck at the precise moment she defeated Casanova. It doesn't even say "Williams" anywhere, no matter how much I re-open or refresh it.

Maybe a rain delay?

mishar
May 13th, 2003, 06:09 PM
No another doubles match went on in the court they were supposed to be on. Well, we'll find out eventually, I suppose. No use worrying about it.

Cariaoke
May 13th, 2003, 06:11 PM
they got Dechy and Coetzer up and Bartoli in dubs. what's going on?

Cariaoke
May 13th, 2003, 06:37 PM
Jennifer Hopkins / Sonya Jeyaseelan (USA/CAN) d. (WC) Rita Grande / Monica Seles (ITA/USA) w/o

they didn't say whether Grande or Seles were injured!

Mase
May 13th, 2003, 06:40 PM
OH MY..... No no no!!! PLEASE MONICA!!!!!!!!

▀coene
May 13th, 2003, 07:08 PM
Congrats Monica :bounce:

I hope she is fine. :kiss:

rfs1999
May 13th, 2003, 07:25 PM
Go Monica!

AjdeNate!
May 13th, 2003, 07:41 PM
Anyone know who/why pulled out of doubles?

Mase
May 13th, 2003, 07:43 PM
No news yet Seles, we'll have to keep our fingers crossed......

Mase
May 13th, 2003, 07:50 PM
Great pic!!!!!!!!!!!!

AjdeNate!
May 13th, 2003, 07:51 PM
How nice - her fans were so suppotive today w/banners and flowers. Shows how influential she is! :)

Spirit
May 13th, 2003, 07:53 PM
She's pretty in pink.

Seles_Beckham
May 13th, 2003, 08:51 PM
I just love this picture

BRAVO MONIKA :hearts: :worship:
WE LOVE YOU :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030513/capt.1052845928italy_italian_open_xpl114.jpg

Kart
May 13th, 2003, 09:05 PM
She played well today - congrats Monica :hearts:.

Good luck in the next round.

Kuti Kis&Monica
May 13th, 2003, 09:07 PM
I just saw the match in Eurosport. I think that she was pretty solid today, it wasn't easy at all to play Miriam, who was hitting much harder than Monica. She served some good serves, aces. Solid match, but she still can improve her game. Sometimes, she seemed to be very careful with her foot, but i think it was more prevention than a pain. But it's obvious she'll be limited by this foot until the end of her career (it surely will be the main reason i believe)

ktwtennis
May 14th, 2003, 12:25 AM
I'm afraid you're right Kuti Kis&Monica. She's been being careful with her foot for the past year or so...I just hope she keeps her stamina up and perhaps she'll lose some weight, so that she keeps it off that fragile foot...

ktwtennis
May 14th, 2003, 12:26 AM
Oh, and I believe Grande withdrew, not Monica...YEAH!

faboozadoo15
May 14th, 2003, 01:05 AM
hopefully monica can get better and better with every match. she looks so happy in that picture... can u imagine how ecstatic she would be if she won this thing again? hopefully she gets a lot of people to come and see her play so she will have these kinds of fans at all her matches (seems like they will be lol). GO MONICA!

R&J
May 14th, 2003, 03:26 AM
Great win today for sure! Monica needed this match to get back in the groove of things. Casanova was definately making us Seles fans sweat! But Monica turned it up for a 3 set win!

WAY TO GO MONICA!!!

I have some pics on my site for anyone interested! We also had live scoring today on our forum during the match. Come join us when Monica plays Nadia Petrova(RUS) in the 2nd rd.

Miranda
May 14th, 2003, 03:53 AM
:bounce: :bounce:

WhatTheDeuce
May 14th, 2003, 03:58 AM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

what a releif!!! GO MONICA!!!! TAKE THE TOURNEY BY STORM!!!

love the pics also :hearts: ;)

AjdeNate!
May 14th, 2003, 04:32 AM
Go Monica.