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May 25th, 2003, 03:53 AM
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singles and qual draw

[1]Larisa Ferrer vs. Qualifier #2
Qualifier #8 vs. [28]Sophia Sabatini
[23]Caroline Menard vs. Rosie Ribbons
Doryssia Morkovina vs. [15]Karla Herrera
[9]Adriana Gonzalez vs. Katarina Krivencheva-Molik
Qualifier #3 vs. [20]Madonika-Diva Jahfson
[30]Rachel Spears vs. Ana-Maria Herrera
Qualifier #4 vs. [5]Ruflina Taliamanosoko


[7]WC Selima Valentine vs. Qualifier #1
Mia-Ling Keller vs. [31]Joanna Seles
[18]Sabine Graf vs. Nina Strycovsson
WC Emilie Joubert vs. [10]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko
[16]Monica Gambill vs. WC Amanda Poirot
Yadira Mendivil vs. [19]Gisele Noventz
[29]Caroline Whitten vs. Syria Gonzalez
Qualifier #7 vs. [4]Eva Sorrenta


[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere vs. Juliana Lapentti
Sandy Vicario vs. [27]Mazuelena Majlana
[24]Paula Masterton vs. Mirjana Huubere
Elizabeth Hawkins vs. [11]Lindsay-Anne Sarile
[13]Jane Wong vs. Rachel-Anne Fleischmann
Catherine Pierce vs. [21]Riana-Shamira Zubir
[25]Candela Sanchez-Connelly vs. Caroline Mutola
Marta-Maria Conde-Martinez vs. [6]Brenda Van Haak


[8]Anabel Conde-Martinez vs. Jennifer Selles
Liezel Coetzer vs. [32]Tami Sugarn
[17]Lucia Kurkova vs. Zerene Fernandez
Qualifier #6 vs. [12]Tiffani Eggert
[14]Anna Kroulikova vs. Fleriancediore Hingisafrilia
Natalya Dlhopolcova vs. [22]Bryanne Applegate
[26]Nicoletta Lapentti vs. Carmen Prado
Qualifier #5 vs. [2]Marteena Huubere


[1]Anne-Laure Vandelion vs. Angeles Rosario
Sofia Torres vs. [11]Meghann Adeva

[2]Carolina Spencer vs. Shanequa Stevenson
Madzia Grzybowska vs. [10]Amanda Kolbovic

[3]Lara Miele vs. Elena Dokic
Bianka Harlow vs. [13]Katerina Shawfink

[4]Arantxa Danese vs. Sophie Gambill
Hedviga Svetikova vs. [12]Nika Beckham

[5]Anastassia Lobacheva vs. Anastasia Myskina
Fridorzally Hingisafrilia vs. [14]Sandy Gumulya

[6]Marta Bajul vs. WC Samantha Kraston
WC Hanna Ryderstedt vs. [9]Nadia Banaszek

[7]Elke Vandecaetsbeek vs. Elise Maurer
Lourdes Rosario vs. [15]Jacquelyn Whitten

[8]Lyndsay Paterson vs. Berta Calpena
Joana Chan vs. [16]Diana Mahler


1 de la Courtiere/Sorrenta vs. Applegate/Keller
Eggert/Sugarn vs. Ribbons/Sabatini
Hingisafrilia/Hingisafrilia vs. Lobacheva/Morkovina
Hawkins/Spears vs. 6 Graf/Zubir
5 M. Huubere/Sarile vs. A. Herrera/Sanchez-Connelly
QUALIFIER vs. Mutola/Pierce
Jahfson/Masterton vs. Spencer/Valentine
A. Gonzalez/K. Herrera vs. 4 Selles/C. Whitten
3 Ferrer/Kurkova vs. Fernandez/Vandecaetsbeek
wc-Poirot/Joubert vs. Dlhopolcova/Krivencheva-Molik
Bajul/Vandelion vs. A. Conde-Martinez/Prado
8 Coetzer/Van Haak vs. Kraston/Strycovsson
Calpena/S. Gonzalez vs. 7 Kroulikova/Noventz
Dulko/Seles vs. Mi. Huubere/J. Lapentti
M. Gambill/N. Lapentti vs. Mahler/Majlana
Banaszek/J. Whitten vs. 2 Taliamanosoko/Wong


[1]Fleischmann/Paterson vs. Adeva/Chan
Danese Gumulya vs. [2]Conde-Martinez/Svetikova

May 25th, 2003, 04:02 AM
Not an Hingisafrilia in the first round? I've lost to her twice this year :sad: And if Anastassia qualifies, she is in the same quarter has my other player :sad:

May 25th, 2003, 05:44 AM
Allez Anjelica! :fiery:

May 25th, 2003, 08:31 AM
Good Luck:

:) Candela Sánchez
:) Berta Calpena
:) Lucia Kurkova
:) Adriana Gonzalez
:) Sandy Vicario

May 25th, 2003, 08:32 AM
LOL I face Carolina in both junior and maindraw ;)

May 25th, 2003, 09:31 AM
Yeah Eva's in my section.Hope to make it 3 in a row:)

May 25th, 2003, 11:01 AM
omg - i am gonna get humped

May 25th, 2003, 12:27 PM
Where Is Diana Mahler ???

May 25th, 2003, 12:45 PM
Qualifying Entrants Cut-off = Unranked
1-Kim Davidson (60)
2-Nina Strycovsson (62)
3-Nicoletta Lapentti (63)
4-Carolina Spencer (65)
5-Anne-Laure Vandelion (66)
6-Lara Miele (68)
7-Arantxa Danese (69)
8-Anastassia Lobacheva (70)
9-Marta Bajul (71)
10-Elke Vandecaetsbeek (72)
11-Lyndsay Paterson (73)
12-Nadia Banaszek (74)
13-Amanda Kolbovic (75)
14-Meghann Adeva (77)
15-Diana Mahler (78)
16-Nika Beckham (79)
17-Katerina Shawfink (81)
18-Sandy Gumulya (83)
19-Jacquelyn Whitten (86)
20-Anastasia Myskina (93)
21-Sophie Gambill (96)
22-Fridorzally Hingisafrilia (97)
23-Joana Chan (Unranked)
24-Hedviga Svetikova (Unranked)
25-Catriella Daniilidou

May 25th, 2003, 06:56 PM

That's so unfair!!!

May 25th, 2003, 07:08 PM
updated with mahler

May 25th, 2003, 07:17 PM

That's so unfair!!!
at least u can sure win a match :p

May 25th, 2003, 08:28 PM
great, i'm gonna lose to a junior qualifier

May 25th, 2003, 08:48 PM
Carolina Spencer is in the qualifying draw twice...

May 25th, 2003, 09:10 PM
Larissa Liashenko predicts this year's French Open


By: Larissa Liashenko


I see Anne-Laure Vandelion, Carolina Spencer, Katerina Shawfink, Arantxa Danese, Anastassia Lobacheva, Marta Bajul, Elke Vandecaetsbeek and Berta Calpena has the qualifier. Some qualifying sections are really strong but some others are so weak! It's the luck of the draw, I guess.

First Section

Larisa Ferrer has the easiest draw she could ask for until the quarter-finals. I see no one that could beat her before that. I expect to see her play Morkovina in the round of 16. I wouldn't be surprised if she didn't lose a set until the quarters. Really a dream draw for the number one player!

Second Section

A really tricky section in my opinion! A lot of good claycourters are there. I think we will see a Gonzalez-Taliamanosoko round of 16 match to determine who'll have the ''chance'' to play Ferrer.

Third Section

I'd love to see Selima do well here but I don't think she'll get past Seles. She is too consistant for Selima at the moment because she's been out for so long. Gianna should win that section pretty easily.

Fourt Section

Monica Gambill has been on fire lately. But has she peaked to soon? We will see that here. With the way she is playing, I don't see why she couldn't make the quarters but will pressure get to her? We'll have to wait and see but she is the clear favourite to win that section.

Fifth Section

Angelica will have to be really, really careful. She has a very tough and tricky first round match with junior number one and junior french open favourite Lapentti. There are also Majlana and Sarile who could give her some problems but Angelica has played so well on clay this year that I don't see her lose that early.

Sixth Section

If Jane wanted to do well, she couldn't ask for a better draw. The only person that should challenge her is consistant Van Haak. But with Jane, you never know. Sanchez-Connely could take her out too. But if Jane is on her game, watch out!

Seventh Section

I have three people I think could win that section. First there is Anabel ''the zombie(couldn't resist ;) )'' Conde-Martinez that could go deep in the draw if she gets by early trouble. The Lucia or Zerene could do damage. But I see Anabel getting throught.

Eighth Section

The two top players in that section, Kroulikova and Huubere are not at their best right now on clay. And I don't know the physical condition of Anna but if she is not 100%, she has no shot at beating surprising Hingisafrilia. This is the section that I see the biggest upset. I think Nicoletta Lapentti, who seems to have found her game recently, will win that section.

Quarter-Final predictions

Larisa Ferrer vs. Adriana Gonzalez
Gianna Adrianna Dulko vs. Monica Gambill

Angelica de la Courtiere vs. Jane Wong
Anabel Conde-Martinez vs. Nicoletta Lapentti

Semi-Final predictions

Larisa Ferrer vs. Monica Gambill
Angelica de la Courtiere vs. Anabel Conde-Martinez

Final prediction

Monica Gambill vs. Angelica de la Courtiere

Winner prediction

Angelica de la Courtiere

May 25th, 2003, 09:37 PM
Kimiko Date prediction

[1]Larisa Ferrer vs. Qualifier #2
Qualifier #8 vs. [28]Sophia Sabatini
[23]Caroline Menard vs. Rosie Ribbons
Doryssia Morkovina vs. [15]Karla Herrera

Larisa Ferrer will get through this draw with no problem. Herrera would have been tough but she is in a bit of a slump lately after a spectacular start of the year.

[9]Adriana Gonzalez vs. Katarina Krivencheva-Molik
Qualifier #3 vs. [20]Madonika-Diva Jahfson
[30]Rachel Spears vs. Ana-Maria Herrera
Qualifier #4 vs. [5]Ruflina Taliamanosoko

A dangerous side of the draw, Ruflina last year finalist of course can go far, but has not been consistently recently, however Adriana and Madonika may have a thing to say about that.

[7]WC Selima Valentine vs. Qualifier #1
Mia-Ling Keller vs. [31]Joanna Seles
[18]Sabine Graf vs. Nina Strycovsson
WC Emilie Joubert vs. [10]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko

A welcome return for Selima, but she will have a rough time, especially facing red hot Gianna Dulko. I see Gianna getting through

[16]Monica Gambill vs. WC Amanda Poirot
Yadira Mendivil vs. [19]Gisele Noventz
[29]Caroline Whitten vs. Syria Gonzalez
Qualifier #7 vs. [4]Eva Sorrenta

Monica Gambill is the favourite in here, Eva do not like clay, but she like big events and I will nto be surprise if she get through. Caroline Whitten of course can surprise in here.

[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere vs. Juliana Lapentti
Sandy Vicario vs. [27]Mazuelena Majlana
[24]Paula Masterton vs. Mirjana Huubere
Elizabeth Hawkins vs. [11]Lindsay-Anne Sarile

I can see nothign but Angelica winning this part of the draw

[13]Jane Wong vs. Rachel-Anne Fleischmann
Catherine Pierce vs. [21]Riana-Shamira Zubir
[25]Candela Sanchez-Connelly vs. Caroline Mutola
Marta-Maria Conde-Martinez vs. [6]Brenda Van Haak

Jane Wong has been in a bit of a slump, after a good start of the year. She may even lose in first round, you do not know. Van Haak though is very dangerous

[8]Anabel Conde-Martinez vs. Jennifer Selles
Liezel Coetzer vs. [32]Tami Sugarn
[17]Lucia Kurkova vs. Zerene Fernandez
Qualifier #6 vs. [12]Tiffani Eggert
This part of the draw is the most difficult, no front runner but for the moment, I will tip Tami Sugarn

[14]Anna Kroulikova vs. Fleriancediore Hingisafrilia
Natalya Dlhopolcova vs. [22]Bryanne Applegate
[26]Nicoletta Lapentti vs. Carmen Prado
Qualifier #5 vs. [2]Marteena Huubere

This side of the draw is difficult, coz it contains a very dangerous carmen Prado who had been snapping up small clay titles quietly this year, while the other top players were struggling in top tier clay title. Look for Carmen Prado to snap up the draw and surprise us all

Ferrer v Ruflina
Dulko v Gambill
Angelica v Van Haak
Sugarn v Prado

Ruflina v Gambill
Angelica v Prado

Gambill v Angelica


May 25th, 2003, 09:50 PM
OMG 2 people have predicted Monica to get to the final.Whoa the pressure!

May 25th, 2003, 09:57 PM
Handicapping the Field

[1]Larisa Ferrer: 3-1
-Hasn't won a title yet this season, but she is the favorite every time she walks on the court

[2]Marteena Huubere: 5-1
-Hasn't made much noise this clay season, but can always play well.

[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere: 2-1
-Favorite for the title. Had great results this year. Loves the clay. Will have to get past Lindsay-Anne Sarile first, but otherwise it should be smooth sailing to the finals.

[4]Eva Sorrenta: 10-1
-Very capable of running away with this title. Will have to get past Monica Gambill first. That may prove to be too difficult.

[5]Ruflina Taliamanosoko: 8-1
-Knows how to win. Has the talent to win. Playing good tennis. But can she put it together to do it again in the next 2 weeks.

[6]Brenda Van Haak: 10-1
-Should live to her seeding, but won't win the title. Could glide to the quarterfinals unnoticed if Jane Wong loses early.

[7]WC Selima Valentine: 20-1
-Coming back from a very serious illness. Very talented, but lack of match play will hamper her comeback this tournament. Look for her to be a threat at Wimbledon.

[8]Anabel Conde-Martinez: 15-1
-Could have a big tournament one day. Won't be here and now.

[9]Adriana Gonzalez: 30-1
-This top 10 player has the ability to live up to her seed, but won't go further.

[10]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko: 15-1
-Won a clay event this week, beating de la Courtiere, the hottest player on clay. Could be one to beat.

[11]Lindsay-Anne Sarile: 8-1
-Tough draw. If she can get past Anjelica de la Courtiere, she has a good shot.

[12]Tiffani Eggert: 25-1
-Won't get past the first round. Shouldn't even show up.

[13]Jane Wong: 12-1
-Former champion here has been playing good tennis, but not great tennis. Should do well, won't win the title again this year.

[14]Anna Kroulikova: 25-1
-Has the worst first round match. Fleriancediore Hingisafrilla is the most dangerous floater in the draw and will most likely win this match.

[15]Karla Herrera: 20-1
-Very dangerous player, always capable of that big upset. Hasn't proved to be a consistent big time player.

[16]Monica Gambill: 4-1
-Playing much better than her rank right now. Had tremendous results on clay this season. Will be one gunning for the title. Many pick her as the surprise winner. Will she be able to handle the pressure?

Other Notables:

[20]Madonika-Diva Jahfson: 7-1
-Loves big occasions. Playing well. Very hungry.

Fleriancediore Hingisafrilia: 5-1
-Having one of the best clay seasons on tour. Ranked 16 in the race to the chase. Will probably be inside the top 10 by the end of the year. Tough draw, but she may just get by.

May 25th, 2003, 09:59 PM
i wrote my thing about the pressure before i saw jane's article haha. gonna be tough

May 25th, 2003, 10:07 PM
Gisele Noventz speaks up before Roland Garros

The 19th seed, was interviewed by CNN after her pratice match at Suzanne Lenglen's court.

Q: Hi Gisele. When did you arrive in Paris?
A: Oh, I came Friday.

Q: Do you feel you're ready for Roland Garros?
A: I'm going to be honest with you. No I don't.. I think that I didn't play that well during the clay season like I did last year, so I don't feel confident enough. I'm just playing cause I have no points to defend. I'm more worry about my ranking then on Roland Garros, but let's wait and see..

Q: Did you check you draw?
A: Yeah, I did. I was pretty disappointed

Q: You're really close to Yadira. It's going to be an emotional match.
A: Yeah, I know. Well, what can I do? I'm going to try my best, cause I know she's going to and I know that she won't give me chances. I'm definitely going to be ready.

Q: Any favorites?
A: I think the Spaniards are a good choice, if I'd bet in someone.. Monica (Gambill) is playing a good tennis too, she won two tournaments on clay, so I think she's a contender. Anjelica (de la Courtiere) too. I think if I would pick a final, I think I would pick Monica against Anjelica. They seem more powerful on clay then the others.

Q: What about Larisa?
A: She might do well. But I believe more in Monica and Anjelica.

Q: And what about you?
A: (laughs) Like I said, I don't feel that ready and that comfortable on clay like I did last year. I have to admit that there are better players then me on clay, but I'm not going to give up. I'm definitely looking forward it.

Q: Are you playing with Anna again?
A: Yeah.

Q: The draw is not done, but do you guys think you can surprise?
A: Who knows? I'm hoping for the best to us. It's really fun and exciting to play with Anna, and she's a great player too, so I learn a lot with her.. About surprising? Yeah I do (smiles)

Q: Ok Gisele. We hope you break your negative streak in here, and good luck!
A: Thank you guys

May 25th, 2003, 10:55 PM
Good Luck everyone :bounce:

and Tenis124 ;) Thanks for your articles ;)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
May 25th, 2003, 11:01 PM
Zina Garrison-Jackson Predicts the FWTT Roland Garros 2003 Championships

This is the third anniversary of the slam for FWTT. Three years ago, in 2000, the first ever slam was held for the FWTT at Stade Roland Garros with Selima Valentine walking away as a champion.

The times have changed and some of those "original" players are still in the game, but now the draw constitutes almost 80 players, the biggest to date. Below, I will outline my take on how each competitor will fare.

[1]Anne-Laure Vandelion vs. Angeles Rosario
Anne-Laure will breeze past inexperienced Rosario

Diana Mahler vs. [11]Meghann Adeva
Big tossup, but look for the young German, Mahler, to advance

[2]Carolina Spencer vs. Shanequa Stevenson
Returning to play this year after a years absence, Stevenson is still not a good player.

Madzia Grzybowska vs. [10]Amanda Kolbovic
Who wants to win the least will be the question here.

[3]Lara Miele vs. Elena Dokic
Virtual walkover for Miele

Bianka Harlow vs. [14]Katerina Shawfink
Another "who wants to win the least" match.

[4]Arantxa Danese vs. Sophie Gambill
Very interesting 1st round match-up of Juniors. Danese will go on to round 2.

Hedviga Svetikova vs. [13]Nika Beckham
Very tough match, but I think Nika wants it more.

[5]Anastassia Lobacheva vs. Anastasia Myskina
Lobacheva will make it past the eager Myskina

Fridorzally Hingisafrilia vs. [15]Sandy Gumulya
Impressive junior, Fridorzally, will beat another impressive junior, Sandy

[6]Marta Bajul vs. WC Samantha Kraston
Which Kraston will show up in the match? Bajul in 2

WC Hanna Ryderstedt vs. [9]Nadia Banaszek
Hanna will win surprisingly easily

[7]Elke Vandecaetsbeek vs. Elise Maurer
Elke easily

Lourdes Rosario vs. [16]Jacquelyn Whitten
Whitten without even trying

[8]Lyndsay Paterson vs. Berta Calpena
I think Paterson will have the shock of the qualifying matches by winning.

Joana Chan vs. [12]Carolina Spencer
The two play each other in the pro and singles draw. Expect Spencer to win here, Chan in juniors.

Vandelion vs. Mahler
Anne-Laure will advance to her first main draw Grand Slam

Spencer vs. Kolbovic
For some reason, Spencer is in the qualifying draw twice. Whatever match-up she's in, she will win both.

Miele vs. Shawfink
Miele easily in 2 sets

Danese vs. Beckham
Nika will continue her good run by ousting the fiesty Italian

Lobacheva vs. Fridorzally
The eager Fridorzally will surprise the patient Lobacheva to advance to the main draw.

Bajul vs. Ryderstadt
Hanna will win in three

Vandecaetsbeek vs. Whitten
Elke and Jacquelyn will battle it out til the end. I think Vandecaetsbeek will edge out Caroline's younger sister.

Paterson vs. Spencer
The surprise continues as Paterson will advance to the main draw

[1]Larisa Ferrer vs. Qualifier #2 - Caroline Spencer
How quickly will Larissa win?

Qualifier #8 - Paterson vs. [28]Sophia Sabatini
Sophia's been in a bad slump and contemplating retirement. After her loss to Paterson, it won't get better.

[23]Caroline Menard vs. Rosie Ribbons
The young Brit will up-end the experienced Brazilian

Doryssia Morkovina vs. [15]Karla Herrera
The first seed to fall will be Karla by an ecstatic Doryssia.

[9]Adriana Gonzalez vs. Katarina Krivencheva-Molik
Gonzalez is just too good on clay for Katarina.

Qualifier #3 -Lara Miele vs. [20]Madonika-Diva Jahfson
Jahfson, with her usual show of antics, will win easily.

[30]Rachel Spears vs. Ana-Maria Herrera
Ana-Maria will surprise the 2nd seed to all - Miss Spears.

Qualifier #4 - Nika Beckham vs. [5]Ruflina Taliamanosoko
Ruflina's got it in doubles this year, but in singles she is severly lacking. The surprise of the first round will come here and young Nika makes her England proud.


[7]WC Selima Valentine vs. Qualifier #1 - Anne-Laure Vandelion
[b]Selima got a win over Ruflina this year (but who hasn't) so does know what it feels like to win. But Vandelion has too much practice going for her and will win.

Mia-Ling Keller vs. [31]Joanna Seles
Seles will defeat the eager German

[18]Sabine Graf vs. Nina Strycovsson
Graf hates clay. Nina loves it.

WC Emilie Joubert vs. [10]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko
The second surprise of the first round as the hopeful French will be carried past Dulko.

[16]Monica Gambill vs. WC Amanda Poirot
No upset here. Gambill easily.

Yadira Mendivil vs. [19]Gisele Noventz
Fellow Cubans face each other. Gisele wins, unless a miracle occurs.

[29]Caroline Whitten vs. Syria Gonzalez
Whitten will stop the aggressive junior.

Qualifier #7 - Vandecaetsbeek vs. [4]Eva Sorrenta
Eva will diminsh Elke's chance of going further.


[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere vs. Juliana Lapentti
Toughest first round for a seeded player, but Anjie will show why she's playing the best clay tennis this year.

Sandy Vicario vs. [27]Mazuelena Majlana
Another seed falling. Vicario into r2.

[24]Paula Masterton vs. Mirjana Huubere
The younger (and older) Huubere have been on mental vacations this year. Paula will get a rare win on clay.

Elizabeth Hawkins vs. [11]Lindsay-Anne Sarile
[b]Lindsay-Anne keeps up her good play.

[13]Jane Wong vs. Rachel-Anne Fleischmann
Jane will struggle, but make it past the dangerous German (who has won an ITF on clay).

Catherine Pierce vs. [21]Riana-Shamira Zubir
Zubir will be surprised by the young Australian.

[25]Candela Sanchez-Connelly vs. Caroline Mutola
[b]Another junior will defeat the seeded player.

Marta-Maria Conde-Martinez vs. [6]Brenda Van Haak
And yet another junior will defeat the seeded player.


[8]Anabel Conde-Martinez vs. Jennifer Selles
The older Conde will win like the younger Conde.

Liezel Coetzer vs. [32]Tami Sugarn
Battle of the "originals". Tami in 3 sets.

[17]Lucia Kurkova vs. Zerene Fernandez
The battle of the spicy Hispanics. Kurkova in three.

Qualifier #6 - Hanna Ryderstadt vs. [12]Tiffani Eggert
Eggert will continue her astonishing record of losing to juniors in grand slams.

[14]Anna Kroulikova vs. Fleriancediore Hingisafrilia
Fleri will edge past Kroulikova in an upset on paper, but just a minor surprise in reality.

Natalya Dlhopolcova vs. [22]Bryanne Applegate
Bryanne won't have the fate of her younger sister as yet another junior defeats a seeded player.

[26]Nicoletta Lapentti vs. Carmen Prado
Bye bye Nicoletta. Hello Carmen.

Qualifier #5 - Fridorzally Hingisafrilia vs. [2]Marteena Huubere
Huubere will have a scare but will advance.

Ferrer vs. Paterson
The young Paterson's dream run will come to an abrupt end.

Ribbons vs. Morkovina
The juniors advance to play Ferrer. Ribbons is less afraid.

A. Gonzalez vs. Jahfson
The naked Jahfson wins by blinding her opponent.

A. Herrera vs. Beckham
The young Mexican will edge past the British babe.

Vandelion vs. Seles
The Belgian's dream continues as she defeats the seeded Joanna.

Strycovsson vs. Joubert
France's hopes are still alive as Joubert advances to round 3

M. Gambill vs. Noventz
The British clay superstar moves past the Cuban clay superstar.

C. Whitten vs. Sorrenta
This will be a shock in the second round. Sorrenta bows out to veteran Whitten.

de la Courtiere vs. Vicario
Anjie advances without thinking.

Masterton vs. Sarile
Another surprise as no-confidence Paula defeats Queen of Nice Sarile.

Wong vs. Pierce
Jane will advance to the third round, reminiscent of her 2001 form.

Mutola vs. M. Conde-Martinez
A battle of juniors will show the Botswanian edging past the Spainard.

A. Conde-Martinez vs. Sugarn
Anabel loves the clay and Tami tolerates it. Anabel advances.

Kurkova vs. Ryderstadt
The Swedes will love it. And so will Lucia after winning.

Fle. Hingisafrilia vs. Dhlopolcova
The elder Hingisafrilia continues her amazing run the past few months by edging past the junior Natalya.

Prado vs. Ma. Huubere
Hello Prado. Bye bye Huubere.

Ferrer vs. Ribbons
Another question of how quickly will Larissa win?

Jahfson vs. Herrera
The new Italian will continue the antics against Ana-Maria and win.

Vandelion vs. Joubert
A third round encounter of juniors will show France's hope dashed as Belgian's hope continues on.

M. Gambill vs. C. Whitten
The older sisters battle will show exactly how good Gambill has become on clay this year.

de la Courtiere vs. Masterton
Feel sorry for Paula.

Wong vs. Mutola
Jane will easily brush aside her best friend's protege.

A. Conde-Martinez vs. Kurkova
Kurkova regains last years form by advancing to her first quarterfinal at Roland Garros.

Fle. Hingisafrilia vs. Prado
Bye bye Hingisafrilia. Hello Prado.

Ferrer vs. Jahfson
Ferrer will yet again be Jahfson's "bitch" as she succumbs to the extravaganza.

Vandelion vs. M. Gambill
The shock of the tournament will show as Vandelion moves to a semifinal of a slam defeating one of the world's hottest players.

de la Courtiere vs. Wong
A classic quarterfinal battle with the gritty and determined Anjelique and athletic and focused Wong. After the closeness of this match is finished, the two will find each other in the finals of the doubles event as well. However, expect Anjie to advance here.

Kurkova vs. Prado
Bye bye Kurkova. Hello Prado.

Jahfson vs. Vandelion
Anne-Laure will face nothing she's ever faced before and will be overwhelmend in her first slam semifinal as well, so expect Jahfson to make her first slam final.

de la Courtiere vs. Prado
Bye bye de la Courtiere. Hello Prado

Jahfson vs. Prado
Bye bye Jahfson. Hello Prado.


May 25th, 2003, 11:32 PM
LOL! Zina is on crack!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
May 26th, 2003, 12:24 AM
pffff.......no she is not.

she's on extasy

May 26th, 2003, 01:54 AM
LOL... Queen of Nice??? ;)

May 26th, 2003, 03:35 AM
-eggert used to be the queen of nice
-very true, she will lose once again to juniors
-how much did prado pay you to say that?
-see there shouldnt be that many juniors that late in the tournament, i hate it.

May 26th, 2003, 09:55 AM
LOL Zina Garrison!

May 26th, 2003, 12:59 PM
Lucia signs autographs for fans, after a training session

How do u feel, Lucia?
i'm happy to be here, after all my bad results i don't feel any type of pressure. I think the people in Sweden expected too much after my good results last year.

In singles I don't have nothing expected i'm here to play and have fun, but in doubles with Larissa after our great clay season with the title in Berlin and the final in Rome we want to make at least Quarter finals, and why not the title.

Who do u think is the favourite to take the title?
Umm.. i think Larissa is always the favourite for any title, but seeing the results i could say Monica or Anjelica.

the jamierbelyea
May 26th, 2003, 04:12 PM
Tami Sugarn is excited to back at Roalnd Garros, the grandslam she had done best in her career previous to this years Australian Open. Of course when she had her success was back in the first year of the tour, when the draw was so tiny. :)

May 26th, 2003, 05:03 PM
when is deadline for points?

May 26th, 2003, 10:07 PM

I'll send points for the pro Roland Garros doubles for us, and you can send them for the junior Roland Garros.... does that sound okay?

Dr. Peedy
May 27th, 2003, 03:37 AM

I'll send points for the pro Roland Garros doubles for us, and you can send them for the junior Roland Garros.... does that sound okay?

OK... that sounds good... incidentally, does the fact that you've won junior singles titles impact our juniors doubles points? I've always been sending based on an average of 102.5. :o

May 27th, 2003, 07:04 AM
No, I don't think it does have an impact, so keep using those same points :)

May 27th, 2003, 05:11 PM
Prado to win:p ? Yeah right:o .

May 27th, 2003, 05:17 PM

Hawkins Arrives in France
Q. Elizabeth, you seem to be less focused than at the beginning of the year. What is up?

EH: I just don't like clay. It really sucks. I think all tournaments should be held on hard courts.

Q: Well isn't that mean to the clay courters? I mean they need something to win right?

EH: They'd survive. I don't really know though, becuase Monica is good on clay, as is Jane. They are both my friends and I wish them the best.

Q: What are your expectations this week?

EH: I expect to win a minimum of 6 games off Lindsay. If I do so, I'll be happy. I definately don't expect a win. Honestly, I got a bad draw.

Q: Still looking for that doubles partner ey?

EH: Yeah. I guess I am just so hated that no one wants to play with me:sad: . But that will change I guess. I will just have to wait and see.

EH: I must run now. But you WILL be hearing from me again. Don't worry:D !

MOD: Short and horrible Liz. I hope your quality improves greatly by next post match encounter.

(Liz shots obscenity as she leaves room.)

Randy H
May 27th, 2003, 05:53 PM

Former Top 20 tennis star, and longtime past Canadian #1 Helen Kelesi returns to the home of her favourite event, Roland Garros. However, this year Helen is here not on the courts, but in the press stands to give her straight up, no holds barred outlook of this year's draw and who to keep an eye out for this fortnight.


[1]Larisa Ferrer vs. Qualifier #2
Qualifier #8 vs. [28]Sophia Sabatini
[23]Caroline Menard vs. Rosie Ribbons
Doryssia Morkovina vs. [15]Karla Herrera

Larisa Ferrer is a threat to win any title, but it is obvious she is not as committed to clay like she was last year. As defending champion, she will feel the heat, but should prevail through her section. Karla Herrera started out the year red hot, but has since tapered since moving to the clay. Could hold seeding, but will need to rely more on the inexperience of Morkovina, and inconsistency of Menard to get through.


[9]Adriana Gonzalez vs. Katarina Krivencheva-Molik
Qualifier #3 vs. [20]Madonika-Diva Jahfson
[30]Rachel Spears vs. Ana-Maria Herrera
Qualifier #4 vs. [5]Ruflina Taliamanosoko

Very tricky section. Taliamanosoko has shown signs of the form that has brought her far here before, but she has a tough draw with Ana Maria Herrera increasingly improving, and Rachel Spears also tough on a good day. Nevertheless, Ruflina should hang on. Adriana Gonzalez should survive a tough match from Molik, but could be in trouble if she runs into Jahfson, depending on which version of her plans on showing up. Jahfson and Taliamanosoko could be a very entertaining matchup, but Gonzalez could surprise both of them.


[7]WC Selima Valentine vs. Qualifier #1
Mia-Ling Keller vs. [31]Joanna Seles
[18]Sabine Graf vs. Nina Strycovsson
WC Emilie Joubert vs. [10]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko

Valentine is a former champion, and the last few weeks of practice should prove vital in how far she goes. If she can get past round 1, she should hang on for a 3rd round appearance, likely to meet Gianna Dulko, who is in top form right now. If Dulko holds nerve, this could be her time to breakthrough for a big slam result.


16]Monica Gambill vs. WC Amanda Poirot
Yadira Mendivil vs. [19]Gisele Noventz
[29]Caroline Whitten vs. Syria Gonzalez
Qualifier #7 vs. [4]Eva Sorrenta

Monica Gambill undoubtedly is the player in form in this section, and will move through if she keeps it up. Sorrenta has not found her feet on clay this season, and will not be in any easier if she bumps into former partner Whitten who knows her inside and out. Gambill has the potential to do well, but this may be Whitten's if she can bring a nothing to lose attitude with her.


[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere vs. Juliana Lapentti
Sandy Vicario vs. [27]Mazuelena Majlana
[24]Paula Masterton vs. Mirjana Huubere
Elizabeth Hawkins vs. [11]Lindsay-Anne Sarile

Anjelica's to win or lose. She has shown she can win this title, and has made no secrets of her desire for it. The only thing holding her back now is the fine line between wanting it, and wanting it a bit too much. Majlana and Sarile should prove worthy tests, but de la Courtiere will go through as long as she doesn't let the occasion get to her.


[13]Jane Wong vs. Rachel-Anne Fleischmann
Catherine Pierce vs. [21]Riana-Shamira Zubir
[25]Candela Sanchez-Connelly vs. Caroline Mutola
Marta-Maria Conde-Martinez vs. [6]Brenda Van Haak

Another tricky section. Jane has been looking stronger this year, and has to feel inspired being here with no pressure compared to last season. Zubir has been too inconsistent, but it could be Catherine Pierce who could get through. The junior has little fear playing big names, and will relish a shot at playing a big gun. Expect a big match between Van Haak and Sanchez-Connelly in the second round, and the winner to go through this section unless Wong can really step it up.


[8]Anabel Conde-Martinez vs. Jennifer Selles
Liezel Coetzer vs. [32]Tami Sugarn
[17]Lucia Kurkova vs. Zerene Fernandez
Qualifier #6 vs. [12]Tiffani Eggert

A dangerous floater section here. Conde-Martinez can play on clay, but hasn't produced enough lately to prove she can go far here this time around. Coetzer and Sugarn will have a tough battle, but the winner will be well prepared to cause an upset the next round. Eggert never likes to play a qualifier and though she should survive in round one, Fernandez or Kurkova may be too much for her to take. Expect a low seed to prevail here.


[14]Anna Kroulikova vs. Fleriancediore Hingisafrilia
Natalya Dlhopolcova vs. [22]Bryanne Applegate
[26]Nicoletta Lapentti vs. Carmen Prado
Qualifier #5 vs. [2]Marteena Huubere

The first half of this section is wide open. Kroulikova is a capable player, but has made it clear she is not confident of playing Hingisafrilia. Could this be a mental tactic? She will have to dig her heels in to come through. Applegate does not like clay and could be an early casualty aswell if she doesn't work hard against Dlhopolcova, who seems to compete better at the pro level where there is no pressure on her. In the bottom part, Huubere has seemingly lost the plot a bit as of late, and does not look her confident self. Prado has looked fantastic in the low events, but the fact that she hasn't played the higher tiers could mean she is lacking real big match confidence and experience. If she can keep a low profile here, she could quietly be a big surprise.


Ferrer vs. Jahfson
Dulko vs. Whitten
de la Courtiere vs. Van Haak
Sugarn vs. Prado

Roland Garros always has its share of surprises and upsets, and this year should prove no different. Dulko and Jahfson have been great in the lead ups, but will the experience of Ferrer or Whitten help them go through instead?

On the bottom half, de la Courtiere and Prado have been the girls in form, but Sugarn and Van Haak are dangerous and can do damage especially after working their way into an event.

WINNER PREDICTION: Anjelica de la Courtiere

Anjie is ready for her first slam. She was close last year but came up just short in the semifinals. She seems to have finally matured this year finding the belief that she can go all the way at any event.

May 28th, 2003, 12:19 AM
The Diva Arrives In Paris


Madonika Diva Jahfson has arrived in Paris, can't you tell? She's already lifting up her dress and showing you what she has to offer. Jahfson's provocative new outfit will see the light of day when she hits the Parisian courts.

Jahfson, however, is already looking forward to round 2 against the #9 seed Adriana Gonzalez.

"Adriana is a worthless hag, I can't wait to send her packing. If she does make it out of the first round I plan to put on a little show with her."

Jahfson is wowing Parisians with her bra-less outfit and electric cyan panties.

"I'll rub her nose in my crotch...let's see if Mizz Gonzalez will be able to recover after that."

Predictions that Monica Gambill is a sure bet for the final have also upset the Diva.

"Monica Gambill can't even scratch her ass without assistance, how the fuck is she going to make the final of a Grand Slam?"

Jahfson is also hoping for a meeting with ex-friend Ruflina T.

"I'm going to hurt her...I swear to God...it will be dirty, ugly, and very Madonika."

May 28th, 2003, 02:00 AM
The Diva Arrives In Paris

Jahfson, however, is already looking forward to round 2 against the #9 seed Adriana Gonzalez.

UHUMM.....Adriana still has to beat Katarina Krivencheva-Molik, so do not underestimate the talented junior, Madonika. :rolleyes:

May 28th, 2003, 05:16 AM
Hawkins, want to be my permanent double partner ;)

We are playing in RG :D

May 28th, 2003, 07:36 AM
Can Tiffani Eggert Win a Match?


Tiffani Eggert arrived on the grounds of Roland Garros on Saturday, in order to get herself comfortable with the courts. She sat down with Mary Joe Fernandez for a one on one interview.

MJF: Hi Tiffani, thanks for coming.
TE: No problem, my pleasure.

MJF: Ok, let's begin. You are seeded 12th here and you play a qualifier in the first round. What are your thoughts?
TE: Um. Well it's actually a pretty upsetting draw for myself. Because I will be playing a girl that I have never heard of , you know, and she will have already won 2 matches. That means that she will have gotten rid of her nerves. She may know more about me, my strengths and weaknesses. So it's like I am at a disadvantage.

MJF: What do you feel are your chances here?
TE: Well, actually, I am in one of the easier sections on paper. However, playing a junior in the first round will be difficult to start. Kurkova had an amazing year last year. Tami Sugarn I have never beaten. And I think that Conde-Martinez holds a winning record againt me. So I will be happy with any wins I can scrape together.

MJF: Who do you think has the best chance here?
TE: Anjelica [de la Courtiere]. This is her tournament to win or lose.

MJF: You played doubles with Paula Masterton last week, but this week with Tami Sugarn, how come?
TE: Well, Paula and I had been playing together for quite a while, but there was a mess up in the communication. And I thought that she was quitting tennis (this is kinda like Mary Joe and Lindsay back in 96 or so when Lindsay teamed up with Novotna). It was my mistake, but I already asked Tami to play with me again. But she didn't play last week, so it was perfect opportunity to rejoin temporarily.

MJF: What are your plans after the French?
TE: Well, um if I don't make it to the second week, I will be playing Surbiton. From there, hopefully Birmingham and Eastbourne. I have a lot of points to defend at Eastbourne. And then Wimbledon. After that however, I am not sure.

MJF: What do you mean you're not sure, are you talking retirement?
TE: Well, it wouldn't be a full retirement. I may be taking a break from tennis. It is not completely voluntary (as I may not have internet access). However, I will try my best to keep playing, and in as many tournaments as I can.

MJF: You're ranking has slipped from number 3 to number 13, with the possibility of losing a lot of points at Eastbourne. What are your thoughts?
TE: Well I am very interested in statistics. As long as Larisa Ferrer and Marteena Huubere are playing this game. I could never be 1 or 2 in the world and I was only 3 because Selima Valentine got sick. So I reached a career high rank that I am very satisfied with. Now I am very interested in winning titles. I guess a higher ranking will follow, but I am very concerned with having good performances at the grand slams and winning any other event I play singles or doubles. I haven't won a title yet this year. This is the longest stretch I have gone to start a year without a title. So hopefully it will come soon.

MJF: Well thanks for chatting. Good luck Tiffani!
TE: Thank you, I appreciate it!

May 28th, 2003, 06:04 PM
Hawkins practicing her return with her new doubles partner

Martina Navratilova: Hello Elizabeth! Thanks for coming.

Elizabeth Hawkins: Hi Martina! I am very glad to be here.

MN: So I heard you have a new doubles partner

EH: Yeah I am sooooo excited. I thought all the girls just hated me, but apparently I just wasn't whining loud enough;) .

MN: Ummm, okay then. What is your partner's name?

EH: (looking perplexed) Um.... I really don't know.

MN: You were so desperate to play doubles that you just picked up the first partner that came along? YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW THE GIRL'S NAME?

EH: Well sorry. I mean, my coach is friends with her coach, so that is how we met.

MN: (under breath) Whatever. Liz, you have been overlooked alot when certain players have predicted the outcome of the draw. Does that bother you?

EH: Not at all. I don't even expect myself to win a match here. I mean, Lindsay is a better claycourter, and I am not even fully committed right now. If I wanted to win on clay, trust me, I would be training alot harder, and working alot more on developing and executing a gameplan in my matches. I just want to have fun until we get a little later in the season.

MN: So you just don't care about winning at all?

EH: Well, I guess I am not exactly the most competitive person, but I do want to win. I just don't really expect myself to win until the hard court season comes.

MN: Think back for a moment to Miami. You beat alot of top players there, including Marteena (Huubere), but since then, you haven't done much of anything. Can you reflect a little on that?

EH: Well, I have only played three claycourt tournaments, and they were all tier ones. I mean, I lost first round at Charleston and Rome, but I did win three qualifying matches to make the Rome main draw. At Berlin, I got to the second round after winning two qualifying matches, so my clay record wasn't too bad.

MN: But couldn't it have been better? I mean, you started the year playing a whole bunch of tournaments and winning one of them, yet you haven't even made a clay quarter-final.

EH: I guess I just prefer the hardcourts. However, I do think I overplayed in January through March. I really should have taken more breaks, because my body was beginning to break down. That is pretty much why I took it easy on the clay.

MN: So if you don't expect to win matches here, do you have any expectations for yourself?

EH: Oh sure. I really want to win another title. I think it is possible, don't you? I mean, I am really good on hardcourts compared to most of the other girls, and I hope to be able to play alot of tournaments come this fall, so I will definately get my chances. If all goes well, I hope to be top thirty by this season's end, and top ten in two year's time. Maybe I will even get to number one some day, but Marteena and Larissa are just soooo good.

MN: Do you think you can win grand slams ever?

EH: I will. I don't know when, but I will get a slam. My favorite is the US Open, because it is played on hard courts, and it is in my home country, but any of the four would do. If I set my mind to it, over time, it will happen.

MN: That is pretty ambitious Liz. Good luck with it.

EH: THanks Martina.

MN: One last question. Who do you think will win Roland Garros this year?

EH: I honestly think Angelica De La Courte (sp.) is the favorite on a clay court. She has that massive topspin forehand, that tricky slice backhand, and she just moves so well on the dirt. Larissa would be up there, but she seems more interested on off court activities right now, so I don't expect her to take the title, but you never know.

MN: Do you plan on sticking around for the duration of the tournament?

EH: Well, yeah. I mean, it is a grand slam, and I get free tickets. HOW COULD I NOT WATCH? I really hope Jane (Wong) and Monica (Gambill) do well here, because they are just so nice, and really deserve to do well. Also, my new doubles partner should be fun to watch. I really need to get to know her style, you know. That way we will be a better, more effective team.

MN: Oh look at the time:eek: . Liz, we had better be going. Thanks for this interview.

EH: No problem. I love talking. You know

MN: (cutting off Liz) Thanks, but I am afraid I really have to go. See ya later.

EH: (looking hurt) Okay then. Bye Martina.

May 28th, 2003, 07:07 PM
When will results come out?

May 28th, 2003, 07:08 PM
When will results come out?

May 29th, 2003, 02:59 AM

Lindsay Sarile of the Philippines poses during a media day in FWTT Roland Garros yesterday. She is seeded number 11th and is slated to meet the talented youngster Elizabeth Hawkins and is in the same half as the red-hot Angelica de la Courtiere. She gives her thoughts on her draw and matters concerning her career right now.

"Some people say that I've got a very tough draw. But then, when you really think about it, everybody has tough draws in FWTT. I mean, a junior player on a off-chance, can beat a Larisa (Ferrer) or a Marteena (Huubere). It's not really that flukes are abundant on the tour but the FWTT has a lot of depth to it."

"Elizabeth (Hawkins) looks to be a really talented girl. I have seen her play a couple of times. She has really big groundies and her serve is quite a weapon. You've got to have weapons if you have the ability to beat players like Marteena. I think all she needs is a bit more experience, knowing when to hit the right type of shots, and a bit more stamina and she is set to challenge for the top ten. Heck, she could easily beat me on any given day."

"Clay really hasn't been a favorite surface for me. I didn't play too much on it this year, which is quite a contrast from the year before. Given that fact and this annoying trend of not doing well during grandslams makes not a very good prospect for me here. The best I could do is enjoy my stay whatever the outcome."

"I think the best bets for the title is Angelica (de la Courtiere), Monica (Gambill) and Jane (Wong). Angie and Moni have done exceptionally well this year and Jane is always a threat, especially on this surface. But then again, as I said, anybody could just about win."

"Me and Marteena are playing again as a team. Things haven't been so hot for us this year and it perplexes me. I mean, I do think both of us are more than capable doubles players. For some reasons, we still haven't resolve the kinks in our games. Nevertheless, Teena is still a fun and comfortable partner to be with."

"Yes, Jane and I have been talking. But this is not the right time to talk about such things."

Randy H
May 29th, 2003, 05:28 PM
alx has asked me to inform everyone that results will be posted later tonight, as he has been sick.

get well soon alx :sad:

May 29th, 2003, 06:03 PM
Yes get well soon Alx

May 29th, 2003, 06:08 PM
Poor Alejandro, get well soon!

May 29th, 2003, 07:13 PM
everyone i know has gotten sick after finishing finals...
although i don't understand how being sick prevents you from going online, i feel that when i am sick i am even more often.

feel better!

May 29th, 2003, 07:45 PM
Get well soon Alejandro :D

May 30th, 2003, 01:23 AM
Singles Qualifying Round 1 results:

[1]Anne-Laure Vandelion def. Angeles Rosario 7-6(6), 6-1
[11]Meghann Adeva def. Sofia Torres 6-0, 6-7(5), 6-3

[2]Carolina Spencer def. Shanequa Stevenson 6-2, 6-0
[10]Amanda Kolbovic def. Madzia Grzybowska 6-1, 7-6(1)

[3]Lara Miele def. Elena Dokic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
[13]Katerina Shawfink def. Bianka Harlow 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-1

[5]Anastassia Lobacheva def. Anastasia Myskina 5-7, 7-5, 8-6
Fridorzally Hingisafrilia def. [14]Sandy Gumulya 6-2, 2-6, 10-8

[4]Arantxa Danese def. Sophie Gambill 7-60(0), 3-6, 6-4
Hedviga Svetikova def. [12]Nika Beckham 6-4, 4-6, 11-9

wc-Samantha Kraston def. [6]Marta Bajul 7-6(1), 6-4
wc-Hanna Ryderstedt def. [9]Nadia Banaszek 7-5, 6-4

[7]Elke Vandecaetsbeek def. Elise Maurer 6-1, 7-6(3)
[15]Jacquelyn Whitten def. Lourdes Rosario 6-3, 7-6(1)

[8]Lyndsay Paterson def. Berta Calpena 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-3
[16]Diana Mahler def. Joana Chan 7-5, 4-6, 7-5

May 30th, 2003, 01:28 AM
Omg, Kolbovic won a match!?!?! :eek:

May 30th, 2003, 02:28 AM
and play has begun...

May 30th, 2003, 02:40 AM
Carolina SPencer won :bounce: :)

Lee-Waters' Boy
May 30th, 2003, 02:46 AM
well done jacquelyn. and if the scoring was done right it looks like you might actually qualify :D

May 30th, 2003, 03:38 AM
:) Meghann :)

Sam L
May 30th, 2003, 04:45 AM
Good Luck Everyone! I miss y'all! ;) :kiss:

May 30th, 2003, 05:01 AM
Go Fridorzally :bounce:

May 30th, 2003, 06:11 AM
Nadia :( :fiery:

Marta :sad:

Jacquelyn :)

May 30th, 2003, 07:10 AM
Congrats Adeva,Vandelion,Whitten

May 30th, 2003, 07:16 AM
Huubere can't wait for clay to end!

Australian Marteena Huubere, the #2 ranked player within FWTT, announced today within her pre-roland garros press conference, that she's extremely excited about being her at Roland Garros. Not because she feels like she has a great chance to win though. Because she has played abysmally this year on clay, and cannot wait to feel the grass underneath her feet. The entire transcript follows:

Q: Marteena, welcome to Roland Garros. How are you feeling?
A: Pretty good. I had a nice week off before this event, so was able to relax and train for this event properly. So I'm fairly rested. Also pretty glad that the clay season's coming to an end (laughs), so yeah.

Q: You've had a pretty dissapointing clay season this year.
A: Yeah, haven't done very well at all. Been lucky if i won a match at any of my recent tournaments. I'm very dissapointed actually. I mean, After such a great end to the year last year, I started this year ok, winning Gold Coast and Antwerp, but ever since Antwerp my form just hasn't been there and I don't know why.

Q: After last year you must have been thinking you could really achieve #1 for a while this year?
A: Yeah i thought that a little bit, but i didn't want to think about it too much cause I didn't want it to distract me. But for sure i thought the Australian Open would be a great place to try and get to #1, but i bombed out there, didn't I? (laughs). I'm just glad I was able to get to #1 for a week after Tokyo, so atleast I can say I was #1, even if it was only for a week.

Q: After your dissapointment at the Australian Open, has it made u hungrier to perform well here?
A: WEll, i mean, I'm always hungry to perform well and do my best, but with my current form I'm not expecting much at all. The qualifier I have to play first round is all I'm thinking about right now, and it'll probably be a miracle to get past that match. I'm definitely in the worst slump of my career, which isn't too promising considering how many points I have to defend for the rest of the year.

Q: Atleast you only have a 3R to defend here from last year
A: True, it's not like I'm going to lose a lot of points, but with Wimbledon just around the corner, all points I'm losing now are very critical. With my current form, I'm in for a very big drop :( I'll be happy to finish the year in the top 5, more likely 10.

Q: Any reason why there's been such a bad slump?
A: Well, i think it's always hard to deal with the pressure of being the favourite, or one of the favourites, with everyone expecting you to do well, and everyone trying to beat you. It's been hard. Last year I didn't have as much pressure on me. I think also the off-season gave me time to think about all I achieved last year, and it hit me for the first time just what I did achieve, so I think i probably put too much pressure on myself this year. Losing my first match in the australian open didn't help me at all, my confidence was deflated majorly.

Q: If this slump doesn't end soon, and thoughts about what you'll do?
A: Well, if i keep playing like I am now, I'll be out of the top 10 very soon. It's very discouraging having form like I'm displaying when I know that I can play better. I might need a break from the game, take half a year off or so?...maybe even a temporary retirement. I'm not 100% sure of anything, but they are all thoughts going through my head.

Q: Doubles isn't going too well either
A: Thanks for reminding me! (laughs). Yeah, it's been a dissapointing year all-round. The doubles has suprised me a lot though. I mean, Lindsay Anne and I are both very solid doubles players - we've both been in the top 5 in doubles, and we feel comfortable on court together, we've just been unlucky a lot in our matches. Hopefully that will change soon, but if it doesn't, I don't know what we'll do.

Q: Finally, you're favourite for the tournament?
A: I'll be boring and say Anjelica like everyone else, but Larisa is always a challenger, and I have a feeling Ruflina will do well

Q: Thanks a lot for your time, and good luck for this tournament.
A: No problem, and I'm going to need all the luck I can get! :sad:

This year has been riddled with tough times for Huubere after an excellent 2002

Mateo Mathieu
May 30th, 2003, 07:33 AM
"I have to agree with you, Marteena that I also can't wait for clay to end!" :)

Oooh, grass season is coming!! :D

May 30th, 2003, 03:56 PM
good match Diana, hope you will win next one, too!

May 30th, 2003, 04:23 PM
Joana :(

May 30th, 2003, 05:31 PM
linzi :D

May 30th, 2003, 06:40 PM
First round?:confused: I want to see how many games I won off Lindsay:rolleyes: :p !

May 30th, 2003, 06:52 PM
Anne-Laure :bounce: please win that spot in the main draw

May 30th, 2003, 06:55 PM
BTW Hawkins, your partner is RACHEL SPEARS!! ME!!

May 31st, 2003, 02:34 AM
Singles Qualifying Final Round results:

[1]Anne-Laure Vandelion def. [11]Meghann Adeva 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

[10]Amanda Kolbovic def. [2]Carolina Spencer 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

[13]Katerina Shawfink def. [3]Lara Miele 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Hedviga Svetikova def. [4]Arantxa Danese 7-6(9), 7-6(9)

Fridorzally Hingisafrilia def. [5]Anastassia Lobacheva 7-5, 1-6, 6-2

wc-Samantha Kraston def. wc-Hanna Ryderstedt 2-6, 6-3, 8-6

[15]Jacquelyn Whitten def. [7]Elke Vandecaetsbeek 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-5

[16]Diana Mahler def. [8]Lyndsay Paterson 6-2, 7-5

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
May 31st, 2003, 02:43 AM
Well done Hedviga....the only new player to qualify :)

May 31st, 2003, 03:14 AM
Elke :sad:

May 31st, 2003, 03:14 AM
:sad: meghann :sad:

:sad: joana :sad:

May 31st, 2003, 03:48 AM
judging by the score, i can guarantee a first round exit for tiffani eggert!

May 31st, 2003, 04:06 AM
Another loss to one of the Hingisafrilia! Get them so fucking far from my parts of the draw...:fiery:

May 31st, 2003, 06:41 AM
Hopefully Carola can enter as a Lucky Loser :devil:

May 31st, 2003, 07:01 AM
Anne-Laure :bounce:

Mateo Mathieu
May 31st, 2003, 07:40 AM

Bryanne Applegate of the United States practice with her volley for preparing her first match against Natalya Dlhopolcova, a junior player who beat the 22 seeded at Key Biscayne last year.

"I'll exit early for sure because I really don't like the surface. It's suitable for her which is disadvantage for me.", Applegate said, "Aleast, I'll able to spend on my own in the City of Love, Paris!"

She can't hardly wait for the red clay season is over soon after Roland Garros as the grass season is coming soon which is her favourite surface. So, watch out for her bullet serve!

"Yeah, it's my favourite surface and I always do well on grass. I'm looking forward to play Surbiton which is start next week unless if I'm do well this week, of course!".

May 31st, 2003, 09:15 AM
Interview with Anjelica de la Courtiere

Q. How eager are you for play to begin?
DLC: I'm very eager. This is what I've been waiting for this year, and it's nice that it's about to be underway. I'm looking forward to it, I'm coming out here to battle and I hope that I do well. Right now I'm just putting last minute touch-ups on my game, and hoping for the best.

Q. How do you think you and Eva will do in doubles?
DLC: I don't know, this has been a pretty bad year for us considering the one that we had last year. But this is a grand slam and we always step it up for the slams. I hope that we can get the title here, we're going to work hard for it.

Q. In mixed doubles you will play with Heath Izra London?
DLC: Yes, Heath retired from the singles tour but has agreed to continue playing mixed doubles with me at the slams. It's a lot of fun playing with him, but his game really isn't suited to the clay at all. I don't know how well we'll do, but I've been training with him this week and I think that we could do some damage.

Q. Thanks Anjelica!
DLC: Thank you!

Anjelica de la Courtiere warms up with Heath Izra London on Friday

May 31st, 2003, 10:35 AM
Lyndsay :sad: but well done to Diana :)

May 31st, 2003, 11:58 AM
Vamos Samantha :D - Well done on winning two matches, including an upset, to qualify :)

Maybe this time you can win a few matches here :D

May 31st, 2003, 12:27 PM
Angelica, I've seen you wear outfits better then that one :rolleyes: ;)

Randy H
May 31st, 2003, 03:54 PM

World #4 Eva Sorrenta of Canada recently arrived at Roland Garros, seeking to go the distance at the second major of the year after what has been a hot and cold first half of the season for the tour veteran.

However, recent headlines and rumours printed in Canadian press have lead to concern for Sorrenta after undisclosed statements were made that Sorrenta was secretly hiding behind a serious eating disorder.

The top ranked doubles player in the world has looked increasingly frail in recent weeks, and her usually sound fitness has been called into question after seeing her results on the clay look very shaky. In the beginning, Sorrenta had used excuses of simply not being in her best form, lacking concentration, or outright being outclassed, but last week in Strasbourg Sorrenta looked to have hit rock bottom according to sources who claim the normally bubbly Canadian looked depressed, especially tired, and even more concerningly, thinner than ever.

When asked about the issue several days ago, Sorrenta was very quick to write off such rumours, and made this statement: 'The rumours which have been thrown at me the past several weeks are nothing but rumours. There is nothing wrong with me physically, and if you'd like to know a more logical explanation for being tired, try working the schedule of a pro tennis player and try raising a child at the same time. I think you would be tired sometimes too.'

But what about the weight loss? Though some have defended Sorrenta, believing the weight loss has been extremely exaggerated, there were others (particularly in the locker rooms), who did notice and placed their concern on her well-being. 'I am worried about Eva, and I am not the only one, but I think the girls are afraid to confront her because she has taken the rumours very sensitively and we want to support her and not push her away from usm all.' said one of the girls who wished not to have her identity revealed. Another player, also seeking this request, quoted 'Eva is hiding something, and I don't know whether or not it is some kind of eating disorder or whether it's something else but she needs to open her eyes and take a good look at the potential severity of it because it will only get worse and could be deadly if she doesn't turn things around for herself.'

When walking to the practice courts yesterday, Sorrenta and wife Anjelica de la Courtiere were paraded by press looking to pry in on the couple's issues, and were quick to receive a harsh speaking for de la Courtiere. 'We are here to practice and focus on performing at this tournament. Go find someone else to hound because you aren't going to find a story here' shouted de la Courtiere.

No one is for certain what the exact truth to the story is, but given how fragile the players can easily become, one cannot help but take notice and worry of what is yet to come on the road ahead.

May 31st, 2003, 04:50 PM
Angelica, I've seen you wear outfits better then that one :rolleyes: ;)

I get $3 million a year to wear what they want me to, I don't complain :p

May 31st, 2003, 04:56 PM
Reporter: ANJELICA! Are the rumours about Eva true?
DLC: I don't have anything to say about that.

Reporter: Tell us, does your wife have an eating disorder?
DLC: No comment.

Reporter: Do you think a mentally unstable woman is fit to be a mother? Do you think Eva....
DLC: *bitchslaps the reporter and walks away*

May 31st, 2003, 06:34 PM
Singles Main Draw 1st Round Results:

[1]Larisa Ferrer def. (Q)Amanda Kolbovic 7-6(8), 6-4

(Q)Diana Mahler def. [28]Sophia Sabatini 7-6(0), 4-6, 7-5 :eek:

[23]Caroline Menard def. Rosie Ribbons 6-3, 3-6, 8-6

Doryssia Morkovina def. [15]Karla Herrera 6-4, 7-5 :eek:

[9]Adriana Gonzalez def. Katarina Krivencheva-Molik 3-6, 6-4, 8-6

[20]Madonika-Diva Jahfson def. (Q)Katerina Shawfink 6-2, 1-6, 11-9

Ana-Maria Herrera def. [30]Rachel Spears 7-6(1), 5-7, 8-6 :eek:

[5]Ruflina Taliamanosoko def. (Q)Hedviga Svetikova 7-6(1), 6-3

[7]Selima Valentine def. (Q)Anne-Laure Vandelion 7-5, 7-5

Mia-Ling Keller def. [31]Joanna Seles 6-4, 7-6(2) :eek:

[18]Sabine Graf def. Nina Strycovsson 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

wc-Emilie Joubert def. [10]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko 0-6, 6-2, 8-6 :eek: :o

wc-Amanda Poirot def. [16]Monica Gambill 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 :eek: :o

[19]Gisele Noventz def. Yadira Mendivil 3-6, 7-5, 7-5

[29]Caroline Whitten def. Syria Gonzalez 4-6, 6-4, 8-6

(Q)Jacquelyn Whitten def. [4]Eva Sorrenta 4-6, 7-6(1), 7-5 :eek: :o

May 31st, 2003, 06:36 PM
Qualifying Round 1 results:

Adeva/Chan def. [1]Fleischmann/Paterson 8-3 :eek:

Danese/Gumulya def. [2]Conde-Martinez/Svetikova 8-6 :eek:

Qualifying Round results:

Adeva/Chan def. Danese/Gumulya 6-4, 6-2

May 31st, 2003, 06:38 PM
Doubles 1st Round results:

[1]de la Courtiere/Sorrenta def. Applegate/Keller 7-6(4), 7-5

Ribbons/Sabatini def. Eggert/Sugarn 6-3, 7-6(6)

Lobacheva/Morkovina def. Hingisafrilia/Hingisafrilia 7-6(2), 7-5

[6]Graf/Zubir def. Hawkins/Spears 0-6, 6-3, 6-3

[3]Ferrer/Kurkova def. Fernandez/Vandecaetsbeek 7-5, 6-3

Dlhopolcova/Krivencheva-Molik def. wc-Poirot/Joubert 6-4, 7-6(3)

Bajul/Vandelion def. A. Conde-Martinez/Prado 6-3, 7-5

[8]Coetzer/Van Haak def. Kraston/Strycovsson 5-7, 7-6(1), 8-6

May 31st, 2003, 06:45 PM
OMG Monica :sad:

May 31st, 2003, 06:55 PM
omg i didnt even know Linzi was playing doubles - sorry for not sending points :o

Monica :confused: :sad:
Sophia :sad:
Ruffy :D
Madonika :D
Ana-Maria :D

May 31st, 2003, 06:57 PM

Amanda Poirot wins her first match in FWTT senior tour. French newcomer beats number 16 seed Monica Gambill in three sets 7:5 2:6 7:5.

It was very hard match for me. I'm junior still and i didn't think a i can win match here. Everyone knows Monica here, she is number 16 here I'm new here it's really shock for me. I was down 1:5 in the last set but i won. said Amanda.

May 31st, 2003, 06:58 PM
Lucia/Larissa!! :D great start!!

Nina, Nina&Samantha :sad:

May 31st, 2003, 07:04 PM
Anastassia/Doryssia :bounce:

Keep going girls! You have a ton of points to defend :o!

May 31st, 2003, 07:11 PM
Gianna and Monica, you chocked nig time :o!

Jippo McScally
May 31st, 2003, 07:14 PM
Sabatini to retire
Sophia Sabatini has announced that she will be retiering. The british number 4 has had poor results in recent times and isnt enjoying the tour as much. 'The tour takes a lot out of you. When your winning, it doesnt seem to affect you, but when your losing your mentality is different. You feel more fed up, and tennis doesnt seem as fun. I've had a fun career and made many new friends, but I feel I have other interests I would like to persuit'. Her retierment will be effective after her campagin is over in the doubles and mixed doubles. Sabatini is planning to go to university in Manchester to study Psychology.

May 31st, 2003, 07:20 PM
wd Karla

May 31st, 2003, 07:45 PM
Sophia :sad: :wavey:

lol @ Poirot "I was down 1:5 in the last set but I won" everyone always puts that if they win 7-5 in the third, or if they win 6-4, they were 0-4 down.

Everyone is so predictable, lol ;)

Lee-Waters' Boy
May 31st, 2003, 07:53 PM
Well Jacquelyn was up 5-0 and choked, nearly lost but held on to win, much like ms. harkleroad ;)

Mateo Mathieu
May 31st, 2003, 09:09 PM
What a shocking by Monica Gambill especially she got more than 110 points on clay!! :o

May 31st, 2003, 09:14 PM
Monica :eek: :sad:

May 31st, 2003, 09:49 PM
Eva :sad:

Anjie/Eva :D

Mateo Mathieu
May 31st, 2003, 09:59 PM

Bryanne Applegate of the United States is sight-seeing in the City of Love, Paris with her mother after losing her Doubles match against the Canadian pairs, Eva Sorrenta and Anjelica de la Courtiere in tight straight sets.

"We (and Mia-Ling Keller) played pretty good today and we missed some important points included one set point in the second set at 5-3.", Applegate said, "That's always better luck next time. I'll play with her again in 's-Hertogenbosch."

The American top-ranked is planning to team up with Selima Valentine in Birmingham, one of warm-up tournaments for Wimbledon. "Yeah, we spoken each other last night and we agreed that we'll play together."

May 31st, 2003, 10:23 PM
OMG, Dulko lost :sad:

Both of my players lost 8-6 in the third! :sad: :sad: :mad:

"I am so disappointed with this loss. Emilie is a great player, she is new to the tour, but she really played great. I should have won the match though. I had an excellent start but in the third, I blew many leads and choked. My ranking will fall greatly after this slam, as I had quarterfinal points to defend. I felt confident heading into this tournament so I am obviously very upset by this loss. Thanks."

Katarina Krivencheva-Molik on her 8-6 third set loss to ninth-seed Adriana Gonzalez:

"Well obviously coming into this slam, I knew that it would be difficult to beat Adriana. Still, I am quite disapppointed by this loss, as I had numerous chances to win the match. After taking the first set, I had a 4-3 lead in the second. In the third, Adriana and I traded breaks and leads but I eventually had the lead at 5-4. I also led at 6-5. I am very upset with this loss. However, I am happy to have defended my 2R doubles points with Natalya."

Eva :sad: Monica :sad:

May 31st, 2003, 10:29 PM
german invasion in paris

mia-ling keller (16) upset joanna seles 6:4 7:6 and will now face selima valentine (7:5 7:5 win over anne-laure vandelion).

selima valentine (turned 18 may first) after her match point and aplauding to the crowd, showing her gratitude for supporting her during the whole match.

selima certainly didn't reach her best form yet, but it's a wonder that she is playing again. she isn't that fast as she was in the past, but hits the ball with more power than before her medical threatment.

selima bout her come back: "i am so happy bout returning to paris, where my career started. i always n-joy it here, the people, everything. i feel very comfortable and think that i am good for a surprise. u know, i am practising since 8 weeks and i wouldn't be here if i wouldn't have the feeling that i could win the whole thing. i have no pressure, i only love the game and that's why i returned to the tour. i have enough money so i could have stayed home, but i didn't. i really love tennis too much to do so."

selima bout the match: "anne-laure played great tennis, i wasn't better today, the match could have turned another way. i only made the key points and was luckier. there were only two breaks, when i was 6:5 up in the first and second and i think these were only my two break points i had during the whole match :eek: anne had more than 10 i think, but i saved them all - thank god - otherwise i would have lost 0:6 0:6 *laugh*

next up mia-ling keller: "yes, very young player from the new generation. she must have played great vs. joanna, who is in a good shape. well, i will try my best as always and then we will c if it was enough."

also sabine graf passed the first round with a first ronud win over nina strycovsson 1-6 7-5 6-3. sabine was very lucky as she had to save a match point by nina 1:6 2:5 (30:40). but since then nina had no chance, sabine hit winner after winner and did only 3 unforced errors.

and last but not least, the young german diana mahler, who played her third match in a row here in paris (she already played two qualy macthes) upset sophia sabatini 7-6(0), 4-6, 7-5.

good result for the geraman tennis federation.

May 31st, 2003, 10:32 PM

In what was a day of shoks in Roland Garros Monica Gambill the 16th seed and many peoples favourite to reach the final from the top half of the draw lost to a nobody 7-5 2-6 7-5.
In the first set Gambill made 25 unforced errors and hit just 7 winners a shock looked on the cards as she lost the set on a double fault.
The second set was quite the opposite she destoyed her opponent with huge shots from the back of the court and showed why she was a threat for the title.The third set started the same as Gambill punished every shot her mediocre opponet hit.At 5-1 up Gambill fell apart as her shots missed and the UF errors returned.
'Its really dissapointing to loose,with being so close to winning it makes it worse but i know i lost because i played bad.She didn't really do much but get the ball in court and then i'd hit a winner or an unforced error.I doubt she'll amount to anything shes nothing special she'll need to improve a lot more if she wants to break even the top 4.Good luck to her in the next round shes gonna need it'

May 31st, 2003, 10:40 PM
Poirot and Joubert have shown that they are tough competitors despite not having much experience on the tour. They did well in Fed Cup and have had strong results since then. I wish them the best in the rest of the tournament.

Mateo Mathieu
May 31st, 2003, 10:49 PM
Poirot and Joubert have shown that they are tough competitors despite not having much experience on the tour. They did well in Fed Cup and have had strong results since then. I wish them the best in the rest of the tournament.
I totally agree with you!! :D

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
May 31st, 2003, 11:25 PM


sorry monica and gianna :sad:

well done to amanda and emilie :)

Randy H
Jun 1st, 2003, 12:55 AM

Q: A disappointing match for you today?

A: I guess so, but it's not like I expected much different so I am not too bothered by it.

Q: You seemed to be struggling the whole way through.

A: Yeah, just haven't been up to par lately. I was a bit lucky to even make it as close as I did, I think she started to choke a few times and that kept me hanging in there longer than I probably deserved to.

Q: What were you thinking in the second set, trying to get the tiebreaker?

A: Nothing really, just tried to play it one point at a time as I always do.

Q: What happened in the third - You seemed to disappear and then she let you back in it?

A: I mean like I said, I wasn't doing anything. I made errors the whole way through, but at 0-5 she got tight made some really quick mistakes, double faults...I don't know what more you want me to say.

Q: Would you say it's a confidence thing?

A: Tennis is always about confidence. If you don't have it, you're probably not going to win much.

Q: Have you been distracted by the allegations recently?

A: No, I have more important things to think and worry about than what a few people think about my body. It's none of their business anyway, so I don't particularly care.

Q: Do you have anything to say about the matter?

A: I think I've made my feeling known - The press can think whatever they like, I don't care. If the Canadian press want to tear apart one of their top players, then they can go ahead but it's their loss so whatever.

Q: What is your training and dietary regime?

A: Ask my coach, she'll tell you - I'm not here to talk about my body, I am here to talk about my tennis.

Q: Well if your tennis is being affected by the changes in your body, then surely that's tennis related?

A: What part of what I just said do you not understand? If I have any more questions regarding the subject I am leaving, so it's up to you.

Q: What are your plans from here?

A: Play the doubles and the mixed, and support Anjie - I hope she can win it, she deserves it.

Q: Thanks Eva.

Jun 1st, 2003, 06:43 AM
Anne-Laure comments after the match :

"Yeah I'm very dissapointed, off course, but you know, there's some positive things, I was first seeded in qualifications and I could just go through it, I didn't expected reaching the Main Draw, so for me, a junior player, that was a great experience, it will learn me things! I've played against a seed in the first round, and it showed me that my game isn't far from the pro's game, I just need to be more realistic!"

Jun 1st, 2003, 06:57 AM
*Anjie consoles Eva in their hotel room* ;)

Jun 1st, 2003, 07:50 AM
2003 French Open Seeds

[1]Larisa Ferrer: Advanced to 2R
[2]Marteena Huubere
[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere
[4]Eva Sorrenta: OUT - FIRST ROUND (J. Whitten)
[5]Ruflina Taliamanosoko: Advanced to 2R
[6]Brenda Van Haak:
[7]WC Selima Valentine: Advanced to 2R
[8]Anabel Conde-Martinez:
[9]Adriana Gonzalez: Advanced to 2R
[10]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko: OUT - FIRST ROUND (Joubert)
[11]Lindsay-Anne Sarile:
[12]Tiffani Eggert:
[13]Jane Wong:
[14]Anna Kroulikova:
[15]Karla Herrera: OUT - FIRST ROUND (Morkovina)
[16]Monica Gambill: OUT - FIRST ROUND (Poirot)

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 1st, 2003, 08:04 AM

"I'm very confident for beating Riana Zubir tomorrow because my sister [Bryanne Applegate] advice for how to beat her. She owns Riana Zubir 4-0 in the series so, I'm pretty sure I can do it!", Catherine Pierce said.

Jun 1st, 2003, 01:36 PM
Graf, Valentine, Keller and Mahler in next round – still waiting for Fleischmann

Germany showed its power in tennis in Paris. Sabine Graf, hopeless in the last first round matches won a dramatic opening match on Court 1 against young Swedish player Strycovsson. In the second set, Germany’s number one had to save a matchpoint. A lot of great rallies and winners on both side made this tie to something special.

“I am really, really happy about this end. Well, I did not believe I can win here. To win a match here in Roland Garros is hard for me. I had so many poor results lately. Now I hope to improve my game together with my new coach Rick Leach. I think he can give me a lot good hints to play better on this surface. The next round will be tough, Emilie Joubert, is a young French player, who defeated Gianna-Adrianna in the first round. So I think we will play on Court Philippe Chatrier or Court Lenglen. The French crowd will support her, hope I will play better like today in the first set.”

Later today, the French crowd could see a fantastic comeback from Sabine Graf’s former doubles partner Selima Valentine on Centre Court. Valentine, who faced Anne-Laure Vandelion from Belgium, had problems with her service. But at the end it was a great situation to see one of the best players back on the Centre Court. Unfortunately Valentine will play German Mia-Ling Keller in the next round in Paris.

Keller, a good junior player, who started her pro carreer last year could win her first match against 31st seeded Seles form Poland. The young German did not seem to be nervous about this situation to play Valentine in the next round. “We both want to win this match. I think it will be a great match. May the best player win this one!”

The last German, who survived the first round today, was young tennis wonder Diana Mahler. Mahler, who had to qualify for the maindraw, was a hurricane on Court 3. Great Britain’s Sophia Sabatini played a good match, but the German was able to hold her serve in the deciding situations. The sensation was over in 2 hours and 33 minutes. Diana ran to her mother, who travelled to Paris to see her daughter playing. In the next round, Mahler will have to play against world number 1, Ferrer from Great Britain. We all hope, she will not be tired after winning three matches in a row and playing the junior tournament, too. Good luck Diana!

Four out of five German players won their opening matches in Paris. Now Rachel-Anne Fleischmann, who is a good clay-player has to follow the German Fed Cup team in the next round. We cross our fingers for the young player to win her match, too.

Doubles were played in Paris, too. Sabine Graf and her partner Rianan Shamira Zubir form Indonesia came back after a 0-6 in the first set, to win their match against Hawkins/Spears. Unfortunately the other doubles team Keller/Applegate lost to first seeded de la Courtiere/Sorrenta in the first round.

Jun 1st, 2003, 02:14 PM

Larisa Ferrer advanced yesterday to the second round of the second grand slam in the year, Roland Garros. Ferrer needed nearly 1 hour and 30 minutes to beat qualifier Amanda Kolbovic 7/6, 6/4. She will face in the second round another qualifier, this time German Diana Mahler who surprised Sophia Sabatini in the first round.

"I come this year to Paris with no expectations to win the title, I haven't won a clay title this year and I don't expect to win the title once again this year. I had a tough match today against Amanda, I was very nervous as I had never played her before, but I'm glad I was able to make it to the second round. I only want to have a good performance here so I can focus totally in the grass and hard season which is my main goal this year."

In doubles partnering Swede Lucia Kurkova, Ferrer advanced after beating Fernandez/Vandecaetsbeek 7/5, 6/3.

"In the doubles Lucia and I expect to win the title. We have worked a lot this year and we come with lot of confidence after our great results in Berlin and Rome. We have a tough draw for making the final, with Liezel and Brenda in our quarterfinal match, and Ruflina/Jane in our semifinal but we hope to make it."

After asking Larisa who she expected to win the title she answered:

"I thought the title was going to be between either Anjelica and Monica, but after Monica's surprising loss I think Anjelica will win the title. Carmen Prado did great also in the clay season and she is very dangerous but I think that Anjelica's experience will make her win the title"


Jun 1st, 2003, 06:16 PM

The 19th seed, Gisele Noventz had to battle her close friend, and Fed Cup partner Yadira Mendivil, to advance in Roland Garros' maindraw. Who expected an easy match for the most experienced player, expected wrong. It was a nervous match, full of errors from both players, but Noventz managed to commit less on the decisive set.

"I played a horrible first set, but I decided stay calm and just play my game on the next two sets." said Noventz. Mendivil even led 6-3 5-4 serving for the match, if it wasn't for her double faults, and Noventz' two winners backhand, near the line.

"I never thought I was winning the match." said Mendivil. "I just played point by point"

On the third set, the match started to become better, with both players chasing the balls and fighting for each point. In the end, the maturity prevailed, in three tough sets 3-6 7-5 7-5.

"Yadira has a great future. Her clay game is improving, and I can say that I was a bit lucky to advance" said Noventz who's yet to win a match in Roland Garros, since last year she lost to Hong Da Jung.

Gisele Noventz from Cuba, tries to focus in her match against Yadira Mendivil, from Cuba during the first round of Roland Garros, in Paris

Jun 1st, 2003, 09:37 PM
go Caroline!!!!!

kick some butt in Paris :D

Jun 2nd, 2003, 02:59 AM

[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere def. Juliana Lapentti 5-7, 6-4, 9-7
[27]Mazuelena Majlana def. Sandy Vicario 7-6(5), 6-7(2), 9-7
Mirjana Huubere def. [24]Paula Masterton 6-4, 7-6(1) :eek:
Elizabeth Hawkins def. [11]Lindsay-Anne Sarile 7-5, 4-6, 8-6 :eek:

[13]Jane Wong def. Rachel-Anne Fleischmann 6-3, 7-5
Catherine Pierce def. [21]Riana-Shamira Zubir 6-3, 1-6, 7-5 :eek:
[25]Candela Sanchez-Connelly def. Caroline Mutola 6-4, 7-6(0)
[6]Brenda Van Haak def. Marta-Maria Conde-Martinez 6-3, 7-6(6)

[8]Anabel Conde-Martinez def. Jennifer Selles 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-4
Liezel Coetzer def. [32]Tami Sugarn 0-6, 7-5, 6-2 :eek:
Zerene Fernandez def. [17]Lucia Kurkova 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5 :eek:
(Q)Samantha Kraston def. [12]Tiffani Eggert 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 :eek:

[14]Anna Kroulikova def. Fleriancediore Hingisafrilia 1-6, 6-2, 10-8
[22]Bryanne Applegate def. Natalya Dlhopolcova 3-6, 7-6(0), 6-4
Carmen Prado def. [26]Nicoletta Lapentti 0-6, 7-6(0), 6-1 :eek:
[2]Marteena Huubere def. (Q)Fridorzally Hingisafrilia 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:01 AM

A. Herrera/Sanchez-Connelly def. [5]M. Huubere/Sarile 7-6(0), 7-6(6) :eek:
Mutola/Pierce def. (Q)Adeva/Chan 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
Jahfson/Masterton def. Spencer/Valentine 4-6, 7-6(1), 7-5
[4]Selles/Whitten def. A. Gonzalez/K. Herrera 6-7(1), 7-6(4), 11-9

[7]Kroulikova/Noventz def. Calpena/S. Gonzalez 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Dulko/Seles def. Mi. Huubere/J. Lapentti 7-6(6), 7-6(8)
Mahler/Majlana def. M. Gambill/Lapentti 7-6(3), 4-6, 7-5
[2]Taliamanosoko/Wong def. Banaszek/J. Whitten 7-6(1), 6-3

Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:02 AM

[1]de la Courtiere/London def. Bye
M. Conde-Martinez/M. Conde-Martinez def. Spears/Spears 6-7(7), 7-6(7), 12-10
Fl. Hingisafrilia/Le Frandt def. Strycovsson/Ferrer 2-6, 7-6(7), 6-2
[11]A. Conde-Martinez/B. Conde-Martinez def. Adeva/Flores 7-6(5), 6-2

Keller/Gonzalez def. [12]M. Huubere/Bjorkman 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 :eek:
Dlhopolcova/Hrbaty def. Mutola/Kimjumba 7-6(6), 7-5
Lobacheva/Urumov def. Fernandez/Armando 7-6(4), 7-6(4)
[6]Graf/Kiffer def. Bye

[5]Sarile/Sanchez def. Bye
Svetikova/Modroy def. Jahfson/Dean 4-6, 6-4, 9-7
Sugarn/Osgood def. Mi. Huubere/Woodbridge 7-6(5), 7-5
Beckham/Beckham def. [13]Kroulikova/Kirov 2-6, 6-2, 10-8 :eek:

Valentine/Crouchant def. [14]Applegate/Almasy 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 :eek:
Sabatini/Rochus def. Prado/Prado 6-3, 7-5
A. Herrera/Gambill def. Sanchez-Connelly/Vazquez 6-2, 1-6, 7-5
[3]Wong/Wong def. Bye

[4]Taliamanosoko/Applegate def. Bye
Zubir/Enqvist def. A. Gonzalez/Lopez-Quiros 0-6, 6-3, 6-3
Gambill/Owen Rhun def. Seles/Seles 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
[15]K. Herrera/de Armas def. Majlana/Kalaskyov 7-5, 7-6(1)

Mendivil/Tavares def. [16]N. Lapentti/N. Lapentti 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
Ryderstedt/Soderling def. Krivencheva-Molik/Roddick 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4
J. Lapentti/G. Lapentti def. Pierce/Seagill 7-5, 7-6(0)
Bajul/Petrenko def. [8]Kurkova/Safin 7-6(0), 6-3 :eek:

Danese/Danese def. [7]Masterton/Rusedski 7-5, 4-6, 10-8 :eek:
Mahler/Groebel def. Chan/Andersen 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-2
S. Gonzalez/Lopez-Quiros def. Napalaphong/Berube 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
Morkovina/Nadal def. [10]Dulko/Dombrowski 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 :eek:

Paterson/Mackin def. [9]Eggert/Thiessen 7-5, 6-3 :eek:
Kraston/Kraston def. Vandelion/Pitt 6-1, 7-6(5)
Spencer/Spencer def. Fr. Hingisafrilia/Le Frandt 5-7, 7-5, 10-8
[2]Sorrenta/Nestor def. Bye

the jamierbelyea
Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:18 AM
Tami Sugarn Ousted in Round One

Tami Sugarn after her 1R loss.

Thai #1, and the thirty second seed Tami Sugarn fell in the first round of Roland Garros to Liezel Coetzer 0-6, 7-5, 6-2. After coming on strong in the first set, Coetzer rose her game in the second taking it with her break of serve in the match. Coetzer cruised in the final set. "Liezel and I have played twice this year, I won twice. I think this is her way of saying, third times a charm. I beat her at the Austrlalian, so I guess this is her turn. She deserved the win out there, and I hope she does well in the tournament."

All was not lost for the Thai, as she and her mixed doubles partner Timonthy Osgood, won their 1R match. "Tim is a great guy, and I love playing with him. Just like at the Australian I brought a guy that wasn't playing tennis seriously, but one that knew how to play. We had fun out there, and I'm hoping to do well with him."

When asked if she would withdraw from mixed to play Surbiton she said, "That would be the smart thing to do, but I couldn't do that Tim. He's having so much fun, and I'm having so much time playing with him, that having to qualify in every tournament for the rest of the year is fine with me!"

When asked what was her relationship with him, "I don't kiss and tell, but the fact that I'm not telling should tell you enough!"

Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:23 AM
It is now official, Nicoletta Lapentti will announce her retirement tomorrow in Paris. Juliana Lapentti, 14, will join the pro tour in Wimbledon.

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:25 AM
thank god, the jr players are tired of losing to her

Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:26 AM
Juliana really pushed the favourite :D :sad:

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:29 AM
what? whitten didn't play juliana ;)

Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:29 AM
thank god, the jr players are tired of losing to her

lol! But watch out, Georgette Van der Shultz of Belgium will join the tour and kick ass ;)

Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:04 AM
[1]Larisa Ferrer: Advanced to 2R
[2]Marteena Huubere: Advanced to 2R
[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere: Advanced to 2R
[4]Eva Sorrenta: OUT - FIRST ROUND (J. Whitten)
[5]Ruflina Taliamanosoko: Advanced to 2R
[6]Brenda Van Haak: : Advanced to 2R
[7]WC Selima Valentine: Advanced to 2R
[8]Anabel Conde-Martinez: : Advanced to 2R
[9]Adriana Gonzalez: Advanced to 2R
[10]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko: OUT - FIRST ROUND (Joubert)
[11]Lindsay-Anne Sarile: OUT - FIRST ROUND (Hawkins)
[12]Tiffani Eggert: OUT - FIRST ROUND (Kraston)
[13]Jane Wong: : Advanced to 2R
[14]Anna Kroulikova: : Advanced to 2R
[15]Karla Herrera: OUT - FIRST ROUND (Morkovina)
[16]Monica Gambill: OUT - FIRST ROUND (Poirot)

Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:20 AM
Change Juliana's age to 16. You need to be 16 to be pro.

good luck everybody tomorrow.

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:28 AM

Bryanne Applegate of the United States reacts after won the first round match against Natalya Dlhopolcova. It's her first won match of Roland Garros appearance. The final scores are 3-6 7-6 (0) 6-4.

"It's feeling awesome especially when you beat someone on the worst surface at a Grand Slam event!", Applegate said with happy, "I totally don't expected that happened at all! I hope I can win another match here but it would be tough so, wait and see for what happening."

Jun 2nd, 2003, 04:28 AM
Q: Thank you Tiffani for speaking to us. Bad day for you out there.
TE: No kidding.

Q: What happened in the singles match?
TE: What was this girls name? Kraston? Who is she? These juniors have nothing to lose, the hit away and they pull off the win.

Q: What about the doubles?
TE: Tami and I couldn't find our form. And I was just exhausted in the mixed.

Q: Did you hear about Sabatini and Lapentti announcing their retirements?
TE: At this point, so many of these players come and go. They have a few good results, then they lose a few tournaments early and they quit. To each their own, they will be forgotten in 6 months.

Q: What will you do now?
TE: I am flying to England tomorrow. I will prepare for Surbiton next week, then Eastbourne, Birmingham, and Wimbledon and then we'll see.

Q: Defending champion at Eastbourne, a lot of points to defend.
TE: Expect me to be unseeded at Wimbledon. I guarantee it.

Q: Good luck Tiffani. Thanks for talking to us.
TE: yup.

Jun 2nd, 2003, 08:00 AM

Jun 2nd, 2003, 08:14 AM
Jane Wong through but injured ankle

Jane Wong advance to 2nd round today with straight set victory, however she injured her ankle during her doubles match.

'I need to rest for a day to see the progress, at the moment, I will let it rest, and I think it will be fine tomorrow.'

'Catherine will be tough, I hope I can get through.'

Jun 2nd, 2003, 09:10 AM
oh god, i lost - there's a surprise.

At least i won a match in doubles. Looking forward to the grass now.

Jun 2nd, 2003, 09:28 AM
ANJELICA DE LA COURTIERE/Juliana Lapentti 5-7 6-4 9-7

Interview with Anjelica de la Courtiere

Q. Quite a scary start to the event for you?
DLC: Well yeah, it's always scary to be down 5-7 2-4, but I came through the match and that's what matters. I played decently throughout, Juliana was just very strong in the entire match.

Q. Is it good or bad for you to have matches like this to begin a tournament?
DLC: I think it's a good thing, honestly. Sure, it drains you of energy, but it also hardened me for latter rounds. Having to tough out such a close match is good for my confidence for the rest of the event.

Q. I've noticed that you and Eva [Sorrenta] have been slumping in doubles most of this year, can you explain why that is?
DLC: Eva and I agreed to put most of our emphasis on singles this year after being so intensely focused on doubles play last year. It has caused us to be ill-prepared for quite a few doubles events. Still, we try our best when we go out there, we never like losing. We both really want a career grand slam in doubles, so hopefully we will do well here and the rest of the year.

Q. Mixed with Heath Izra London?
DLC: Yes, I'm glad that he agreed to play with me again this event. We don't have a lot of success, but it is a lot of fun.

Q. Do you know your second round opponent, Majlana, well?
DLC: Ah, no, not well. I think I've played her a few times but I don't remember much about her game. For me that's not as important, though. I just stick with my own game and try to dictate with that. I'm looking forward to the match.

Q. Is the number 1 ranking a goal for you this year?
DLC: It would be nice to get it back, but no, I would say that my goal for now is to win singles and doubles titles and grand slams.

Q. Thanks Anjelica.
DLC: Thank you.

Jun 2nd, 2003, 10:26 AM

It was a sad day for Monica Gambill as she played her last match with her friend and doubles partner Nicoletta Lapentti.The pair lost their last match 7-5 in the third and after the match there was a huge huge from both players to each other,later on Monica was seen crying as an era came to an end.
'I was so sad to see Nicoletta retire and our partnership come to an end but i understand her feelings she hasn't had the best of times in singles but even though we have lost quiet a bit in doubles this year we have had so much funon court and off court and of course winning the title inm india was great.I will miss her'

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 2nd, 2003, 10:28 AM
Jane Wong through but injured ankle

Jane Wong advance to 2nd round today with straight set victory, however she injured her ankle during her doubles match.

'I need to rest for a day to see the progress, at the moment, I will let it rest, and I think it will be fine tomorrow.'

'Catherine will be tough, I hope I can get through.'
"I don't want heard your excuses if I beat you, OK?" - Catherine Pierce

Jun 2nd, 2003, 12:22 PM
Anabel :D
Marta Maria :sad:

Anabel & Marta Maria on mix doubles :D

Jun 2nd, 2003, 12:41 PM

Time to say good bye? http://www.websmileys.de/trau19.gif

I'm really sad today, i dont know why but i can't find my form again. My form has been poor all the year, only with the help of Larissa i'm getting good results in doubles.

Maybe is time to me to stop playing and start a new life out of the courts. I don't want to be remembered as the player who won less matches in a season. Now i'm gonna take a time off and after playing Wimbledon i will take the decision.

Zerene Fernandez def. Lucia Kurkova(17) 7-6 4-6 7-5

Jun 2nd, 2003, 12:42 PM
Moving to Sweden didnt feel good...

Jun 2nd, 2003, 01:00 PM
My god everyones retiring!:rolleyes:

Jun 2nd, 2003, 01:10 PM
YAY LIZZIE!!!!:D I am sooooo schoked that I beat Lindsay:o . OMG this is so exciting:D ! I'd write a long article, but I have English class:rolleyes: .

Jun 2nd, 2003, 01:26 PM
Gianna :mad: You lose r1 in singles, and r1 in mixed. But thank good ness for Dulko/Seles :D!

Jun 2nd, 2003, 01:27 PM
Krivencheva-Molik in mixed :sad: She had 3R points from last year :mad:

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 2nd, 2003, 01:35 PM
Do you get pts for mixed?

Jun 2nd, 2003, 03:41 PM
you do not get points for mixed, so don't worry Krivencheva ;)

Jun 2nd, 2003, 05:11 PM
Candela!!! :D :D


Jun 2nd, 2003, 05:14 PM
Oh god! :rolleyes: So much quitters :rolleyes:

Jun 2nd, 2003, 07:32 PM
you do not get points for mixed, so don't worry Krivencheva ;)

I know, but I still wanna "defend" my points! ;) :sad:

Jun 2nd, 2003, 07:48 PM
Q: What happened in the singles match?
TE: What was this girls name? Kraston? Who is she? These juniors have nothing to lose, the hit away and they pull off the win.

1. Suck it up :rolleyes:
2. Maybe your opponent played better :rolleyes:
3. I'm not a junior, I'm a pro, so don't whine about losing to a junior. :rolleyes:

And if you didn't catch it the first three times, :rolleyes:

Jun 2nd, 2003, 07:49 PM
Samantha :bounce: - Qualifying and then a 1st round win over a seed too :eek: :eek: :D

Vamos - what a way to start my pro career :)

Samantha/Harel :D

Samantha/Nina :sad:

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 2nd, 2003, 10:35 PM
Well done Samantha!!!

Jun 2nd, 2003, 11:14 PM
lol Samantha

Jun 3rd, 2003, 12:21 AM
Thank you ;)

Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:23 AM
2nd Round results: (winners CANT play Surbiton)

[1]Larisa Ferrer def. (Q)Diana Mahler 7-6(1), 7-6(4)

[23]Caroline Menard def. Doryssia Morkovina 7-5, 7-6(3)

[20]Madonika-Diva Jahfson def. [9]Adriana Gonzalez 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 :eek:

[5]Ruflina Taliamanosoko def. Ana-Maria Herrera 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

[7]Selima Valentine def. Mia-Ling Keller 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

[18]Sabine Graf def. wc-Emilie Joubert 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5

[19]Gisele Noventz def. wc-Amanda Poirot 0-6, 6-2, 6-4

[29]Caroline Whitten def. (Q)Jacquelyn Whitten 7-6(9), 6-1

[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere def. Mazuelena Majlana 7-6(5), 7-5

Mirjana Huubere def. Elizabeth Hawkins 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4

Catherine Pierce def. [13]Jane Wong 7-6(6), 0-6, 6-1 :eek:

[6]Brenda Van Haak def. Candela Sanchez-Connelly 7-5, 5-7, 8-6

[8]Anabel Conde-Martinez def. Liezel Coetzer 7-6(6), 5-7, 10-8

Zerene Fernandez def. (Q)Samantha Kraston 6-3, 2-6, 8-6

[22]Bryanne Applegate def. [14]Anna Kroulikova 6-4, 3-6, 11-9 :eek:

Carmen Prado def. [2]Marteena Huubere 5-7, 7-5, 12-10 :eek:

Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:24 AM
Doubles 2nd Round results: (Winners CANT play Surbiton)

Ribbons/Sabatini def. [1]de la Courtiere/Sorrenta 7-6(5), 7-5 :eek:

[6]Graf/Zubir def. Lobacheva/Morkovina 0-6, 6-3, 6-3

A. Herrera/Sanchez-Connelly def. Mutola/Pierce 7-6(5), 5-7, 7-5

[4]Selles/Whitten def. Jahfson/Masterton 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

[3]Ferrer/Kurkova def. Dlhopolcova/Krivencheva-Molik 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-4

Bajul/Vandelion def. [8]Coetzer/Van Haak 7-6(3), 6-3 :eek:

[7]Kroulikova/Noventz def. Dulko/Seles 0-6, 6-4, 6-3

[2]Taliamanosoko/Wong def. Mahler/Majlana 7-6(1), 6-3

Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:27 AM
Mix Doubles Round 2 results:

M. Conde-Martinez/M. Conde-Martinez def. [1]de la Courtiere/London 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 :eek:

[11]A. Conde-Martinez/B. Conde-Martinez def. Fl. Hingisafrilia/Le Frandt 7-6(5), 5-7, 10-8

Keller/Gonzalez def. Dlhopolcova/Hrbaty 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

[6]Graf/Kiffer def. Lobacheva/Urumov 6-4, 6-4

[5]Sarile/Sanchez def. Svetikova/Modroy 7-5, 6-0

Beckham/Beckham def. Sugarn/Osgood 1-6, 7-6(1), 6-1

Sabatini/Rochus def. Valentine/Crouchant 7-5, 6-2

A. Herrera/Gambill def. [3]Wong/Wong 6-3, 7-6(10) :eek:

[4]Taliamanosoko/Applegate def. Zubir/Enqvist 7-6(7), 6-7(5), 10-8

Gambill/Owen Rhun def. [15]K. Herrera/de Armas 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 :eek:

Ryderstedt/Soderling def. Mendivil/Tavares 3-6, 6-3, 8-6

Bajul/Petrenko def. J. Lapentti/G. Lapentti 7-6(3), 6-4

Danese/Danese def. Mahler/Groebel 4-6, 7-5, 11-9

Morkovina/Nadal def. S. Gonzalez/Lopez-Quiros 6-2, 1-6, 8-6

Kraston/Kraston def. Paterson/Mackin 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

[2]Sorrenta/Nestor def. Spencer/Spencer 7-6(2), 5-7, 10-8

Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:29 AM
Dulko/Seles :(

Natalya/Katarina :(

Jun 3rd, 2003, 03:40 AM
keep going gisele :)

go annisele too :D :D

Jun 3rd, 2003, 04:03 AM
2003 French Open Seeds

[1]Larisa Ferrer: Advanced to 3R
[2]Marteena Huubere: OUT - SECOND ROUND (Prado)
[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere: Advanced to 3R
[4]Eva Sorrenta: OUT - FIRST ROUND (J. Whitten)
[5]Ruflina Taliamanosoko: Advanced to 3R
[6]Brenda Van Haak: : Advanced to 3R
[7]WC Selima Valentine: Advanced to 3R
[8]Anabel Conde-Martinez: : Advanced to 3R
[9]Adriana Gonzalez: OUT - SECOND ROUND (Jahfson)
[10]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko: OUT - FIRST ROUND (Joubert)
[11]Lindsay-Anne Sarile: OUT - FIRST ROUND (Hawkins)
[12]Tiffani Eggert: OUT - FIRST ROUND (Kraston)
[13]Jane Wong: : OUT - SECOND ROUND (Pierce)
[14]Anna Kroulikova: : OUT - SECOND ROUND (Applegate)
[15]Karla Herrera: OUT - FIRST ROUND (Morkovina)
[16]Monica Gambill: OUT - FIRST ROUND (Poirot)

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 3rd, 2003, 06:31 AM

Bryanne Applegate of the United States finally won two matches in a row on worst surface for first time ever in her career after won over Anna Kroulikova 6-4 3-6 11-9 with three hours and nine minutes!!

"Oh, my gosh!! I've never played more than three hours before.", Applegate said, "I can't believe that I actually won two matches in a row on worst surface. It's awesome!!"

She will take on darkhorse, Carmen Prado, who upset Marteena Huubere today, for place of Quarterfinals berth tomorrow. Both actually played twice this year and both was on clay. These matches was very tight.

"Yeah, I've played her twice at Casablanca and Budapest in last April. These matches was very tight so, I don't want to lost another match against her this time.", Applegate said.

Her young sister, Catherine Pierce joined her in the third round after won over former champion, Jane Wong, 7-6 (6) 0-6 6-1. She will take on the sixth seeded, Brenda Van Haak of Belgium tomorrow.

Jun 3rd, 2003, 07:21 AM
Anjelica :D

Anjie/Eva :sad:

Anjie/Heath :sad:

I'll post an article later.

Jun 3rd, 2003, 07:30 AM
Mirjana :bounce:

But OMG! not anjelica :sad: gonna be a quick loss now :(

Marteena! :mad: PFFT!...but congrats Carmen....but OMG! 12-10...how frustrating!

Marteena and Mirjana both lost their first round doubles matches 6-7 6-7....:sad: sorry to lindsay and juliana :sad:

Jun 3rd, 2003, 07:55 AM
well done Catherine

Jun 3rd, 2003, 09:30 AM

Lindsay Sarile of the Philippines is seen during a chat session with fans in Roland Garros. She was knocked out in the first round two of three events she entered.

"Well, I can't really say that I am surprised. As I have said before, the depth in this tour is quite amazing. Elizabeth (Hawkins) played gritty out there. She was really swinging freely and if your opponent is doing that you can't really do much. I did feel that I played well though and I give all credit to her."

"With the doubles, I don't really know what's wrong. I'll talk things out with Teena and we'll go from there."

"Yeah, I kinda agree with you. I have never really performed during the big tournaments. I think I've only gotten past the first round once or twice. It's disappointing of course but hey, I'm only seventeen. I'll try to work things out with my coach."

"I'll enjoy mixed and I'll see from there."

"This matter with Jane and Mary has been quite cryptic but I hope things will work out well."

Jun 3rd, 2003, 09:38 AM
Interview with Anjelica de la Courtiere

Q. The scoreline for your singles match was close, but you never appeared to be in any trouble. Was this a good match for you?
DLC: Well, I think I played pretty well. I really can't complain. She was a really crafty and fiesty competitor, so I am glad that I countered her as well as I did. I feel like my singles game is really coming together here at Roland Garros, and I'm happy about the prospects of going deep into the tournament. The draw has really opened up for me.

Q. Not such good luck in doubles and mixed?
DLC: No, Eva didn't feel well today and Heath hasn't played for a long time. They're not excuses, but just acknowledgements that I didn't expect to do that well. Mixed I just play for fun as a warm up... and Heath was really off his game today. There could be no other reason we would lose to players like the Condes. Eva and I haven't been doing that well this year, especially after dominating last year, but mostly that's because we have both been focusing on our singles games, especially me during the clay season. We both plan to work a little harder going into Wimbledon and then the hardcourt season. We would like to start dominating the doubles tour like we have in the past once again.

Q. Next up is a junior player, Marteena's younger sister. How do you feel about this match?
DLC: I've seen her play and I'm not all that impressed. She's a solid player but she has nothing in the way of weapons. If I'm playing my game and keeping my errors down, I think I'll probably get through that match. She's had the benefit of shaky opponents, and I don't want to give her that chance to open the door against me. If I play consistant tennis I feel that I'll make it a round further.

Q. Is it strange to see so many of the top seeds exiting the tournament early?
DLC: This is a grand slam, all players come here to win and some want it more than others. You can't overlook anyone in these events, anyone can upset anyone on any given day.

Q. Thanks Anjelica.
DLC: Thank you.

Jun 3rd, 2003, 12:28 PM
Anabel reaches 3rd round

Anabel Conde-Martínez has reached the 3rd round of the French Open with a hard-worked win over Liezel Coetzer 7-6(6), 5-7, 10-8. Anabel will be looking forward her 1st GS quarterfinals against Zerene Fernandez.

"It's great to be playing good again. I had a tough start of the year, with some bad loses... then i took a long break and it's been being hard to come back.. but fortunately im playing some great tennis again and that's good"

Anabel, who has already lost in the doubles competition, has advanced to the 3rd round of mix doubles with his brother Benjamin Conde-Martinez, and both will face now bor & sis Marta Maria Conde-Martinez & Miguel Conde-Martinez.

"It will be funny. we have played a lot of matches like this at home, but never on a tour competition. It will be great to be there playing with my 2 brothers and my sister, i think it's the first time in FWTT that 4 family members will be playing the same match (laughts)"

Anabel in her 2nd round match action

Jun 3rd, 2003, 12:37 PM
hi-ho! hi-ho! its off to Surbiton I go....

ARANTXA:simply the best
Jun 3rd, 2003, 01:08 PM
Arantxa Danese:"I'm a little bit disapointed because I have lost both in single and in doubles in the quali, but I'm really happy because with my husband we have won two matches!To play with himit's always wonderful,he has a great touch and he makes me play well in the important moments.Now I hope to play well in the junior tournaments."

Jun 3rd, 2003, 04:49 PM

Sabine Graf reached the 3rd round in Paris for the first time in her carreer. "It is fantastic, it is an unbelievable feeling. Today on the court I liked to play on this slow court. The crowd helped us both, Emilie and me to play a wonderful match. Emilie is a talented player, she knows how to play excellent tennis. I am glad, that I had the nerves at the end of the match. The first set was extremly tough. After the set point, I thought, now be focused and win the other. But Emilie did not give me any chance to do this. In the final set, we both could hold our serve till 5 all. Then I had a luck with the net and at the end I won it in three. I am so happy and now to play against Selima is something special, too. Selima is my best friend on tour and now she will be my opponent in my first 3rd match here in Roland Garros. Well, I hope Selima will not be too dominate on court. The last meeting was in Los Angeles and there she was a real hard hitter. May the best player win this match. I achieved a lot in this tournament. In doubles Riana and me defeated the defending champions today and my husband Stefan helped me to survive our second round mixed match. So I am happy!"

German qualifier Diana Mahler lost her second round match against Ferrer in two tiebreak sets. " I am not frustated, I had my chances in both sets, leading 5-3 and serving for set against world number one was too difficult for me. Larissa played awesome. I hope this result will help me in the future. I really proud!"

Jun 4th, 2003, 03:09 AM
Mix Doubles 3rd Round results: (Winners cant play Surbiton and cant withdraw)

[11]A. Conde-Martinez/B. Conde-Martinez def. M. Conde-Martinez/M. Conde-Martinez 7-6(5), 5-7, 8-6
[6]Graf/Kiffer def. Keller/Gonzalez 6-4, 6-4
[5]Sarile/Sanchez def. Beckham/Beckham 6-3, 7-5
A. Herrera/Gambill def. Sabatini/Rochus 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Gambill/Owen Rhun def. [4]Taliamanosoko/Wong 6-2, 2-6, 9-7 :eek:
Bajul/Petrenko def. Ryderstedt/Soderling 7-5, 6-4
Mahler/Groebel def. Morkovina/Nadal 4-6, 7-6(1), 6-3
[2]Sorrenta/Nestor def. Kraston/Kraston 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 4th, 2003, 03:39 AM
only mixed ? :sad:

Jun 4th, 2003, 03:42 AM
Kraston/KrastoN! :(

Sorrenta/Nestor won because Dulko was cheering for Daniel in the stands. If he had lost this match, he would have filed for bankruptcy after his early Rolland Garros mens doubles loss ;)

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 4th, 2003, 03:42 AM
OMG!! I'm dying to know what happening to Bryanne at Singles!! :o

Jun 4th, 2003, 03:44 AM
Mexican Race to Chase, Top 10. As May 31
1 .- TORRES, Melissa 6.75 pts. ( 7 )
2 .- MUÑOZ, Daniela 6 pts. ( 7 )
2 .- VELEZ, Graciela 6 pts. ( 4 )
4 .- ARROYO, Marcela 4.75 pts. ( 9 )
5 .- CLARKE, Erika 4 pts. ( 8 )
6 .- PALME, Karin 2 pts. ( 6 )
7 .- FERNANDEZ, Jessica 1.75 pts. ( 3 )
7 .- TREVIÑO, Ana Cecilia 1.75 pts. ( 4 )

I know this is not fwtt, but wow, torres is only 1000000 points away from reaching the top 16. All she needs is five Tier III titles!

Jun 4th, 2003, 03:45 AM
Congrats Bajul/Petrenko

Jun 4th, 2003, 04:16 AM
OMG!! I'm dying to know what happening to Bryanne at Singles!! :o

good news then :angel: :p ;)

Jun 4th, 2003, 07:21 AM
Anabel & Ben :)
Marta & Miguel :sad:


Jun 4th, 2003, 10:43 AM
Mexican Race to Chase, Top 10. As May 31
1 .- TORRES, Melissa 6.75 pts. ( 7 )
2 .- MUÑOZ, Daniela 6 pts. ( 7 )
2 .- VELEZ, Graciela 6 pts. ( 4 )
4 .- ARROYO, Marcela 4.75 pts. ( 9 )
5 .- CLARKE, Erika 4 pts. ( 8 )
6 .- PALME, Karin 2 pts. ( 6 )
7 .- FERNANDEZ, Jessica 1.75 pts. ( 3 )
7 .- TREVIÑO, Ana Cecilia 1.75 pts. ( 4 )

I know this is not fwtt, but wow, torres is only 1000000 points away from reaching the top 16. All she needs is five Tier III titles!

? Unfortunately shitlissa hasn't played any $10,000 in Mexico like the Polish do, you know easy points as no one else cares to play them. Unless a good player like Maria Wolfbrandt or Libuse Prusova decide to play them and win them without any problem like last year :rolleyes:

ARANTXA:simply the best
Jun 4th, 2003, 10:52 AM
Sorry but Danese Danese have beaten Mahler Groebel in the second round and now there aren't in third round why?

Jun 4th, 2003, 04:47 PM
Sorry but Danese Danese have beaten Mahler Groebel in the second round and now there aren't in third round why?

interesting question, who won Danese/Danese or Mahler/Groebel??? :confused:

Jun 4th, 2003, 05:08 PM
? Unfortunately shitlissa hasn't played any $10,000 in Mexico like the Polish do, you know easy points as no one else cares to play them. Unless a good player like Maria Wolfbrandt or Libuse Prusova decide to play them and win them without any problem like last year :rolleyes:

Umm what are you talking about, it is widely known that Polish 10K's and Eastern European 10Ks are much more competitive and higher ranked than silly Mexican 10ks. If Klaudia Jans played in mexico, she would beat torres 6-0 6-0

Jun 4th, 2003, 06:29 PM
Los Angeles 2000 HC OD Sabine Graf def. Selima Valentine 1-6 7-6(3) 6-0

Indian Wells 2001 HC OD Selima Valentine def. Sabine Graf 4-6 6-0 7-6(1)

Birmingham 2001 GC OD Selima Valentine def. Sabine Graf 6-4 7-6(2)

Stanford 2001 HC OD Selima Valentine def. Sabine Graf 6-3 5-7 7-6(3)

Linz 2001 CA ID Sabine Graf def. Selima Valentine 3-6 7-6(3) 6-3

Dubai 2002 HC OD Selima Valentine def. Sabine Graf 6-3 6-2

Montreal 2002 HC OD Sabine Graf def. Selima Valentine 6-2 4-0 ret.

Bahia 2002 HC OD Selima Valentine def. Sabine Graf 6-1 0-6 6-4

Chase Championships 2002 HC ID Selima Valentine def. Sabine Graf 6-1 1-6 6-4


Jun 5th, 2003, 01:32 AM
Alek, can you check the score of the Morkovina-Menard match? It's pretty unlikely that I would lose the first set 7-5. It's possible but not very likely.

Jun 5th, 2003, 02:31 AM
It's correct FLL

Jun 5th, 2003, 02:36 AM
Umm what are you talking about, it is widely known that Polish 10K's and Eastern European 10Ks are much more competitive and higher ranked than silly Mexican 10ks. If Klaudia Jans played in mexico, she would beat torres 6-0 6-0

I don't know why you start your shitty comments if you are going to get mad :rolleyes: :o

You should hold your comments as Miss Jans has only won matches against Poles and one LL :rolleyes: and even is lower ranked than the worst Mexican players like Erika Clarke who hardly can serve LOL

But we'll see later in the year... when Joanna doesn't get the luck to get a crazy Torrens-Valero ;)

Jun 5th, 2003, 02:52 AM
3rd Round results:

[1]Larisa Ferrer def. [23]Caroline Menard 5-7, 7-5, 8-6
[20]Madonika-Diva Jahfson def. [5]Ruflina Taliamanosoko 6-2, 0-6, 7-5 :eek:
[7]Selima Valentine def. [18]Sabine Graf 7-6(3), 6-4
[29]Caroline Whitten def. [19]Gisele Noventz 6-3, 7-6(4) :eek:

[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere def. Mirjana Huubere 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
[6]Brenda Van Haak def. Catherine Pierce 7-6(6), 6-3
[8]Anabel Conde-Martinez def. Zerene Fernandez 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
Carmen Prado def. [22]Bryanne Applegate 4-6, 6-3, 12-10

Jun 5th, 2003, 02:53 AM
Doubles Quarterfinal results:
Ribbons/Sabatini def. [6]Graf/Zubir 6-2, 7-6(0) :eek:
[4]Selles/Whtiten def. A. Herrera/Sanchez-Connelly 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-4
[3]Ferrer/Kurkova def. Bajul/Vandelion 7-6(4), 5-7, 8-6
[2]Taliamanosoko/Wong def. [7]Kroulikova/Noventz 6-2, 7-6(3)

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 5th, 2003, 02:56 AM
I hate you, Carmen!! :fiery: We always played tight matches on clay!! :rolleyes:

Jun 5th, 2003, 03:42 AM
prado is really living up to the hype

Jun 5th, 2003, 04:01 AM
Damn Gisele :( :( :sad:

Annisele :sad: :sad:

Jun 5th, 2003, 04:02 AM
Damn Gisele :( :( :sad:

Annisele :sad: :sad:

We'll do better on the grass and hardcourts!

Jun 5th, 2003, 07:45 AM
Anjelica de la Courtiere:

"I didn't play my best today, I was shakey and erractic. Mirjana played smart and played the percentages, and I was lucky to step it up from down 2-5 in the third to gain victory. I hope that this is the last shakey match I'll have in the tournament. I'm looking forward to playing Brenda again."

ARANTXA:simply the best
Jun 5th, 2003, 10:36 AM
Which is the answer at my question,Alek?
Am I in the third round of the mix doubles or not?
Arantxa Danese thanks.

Jun 5th, 2003, 11:37 AM
selima valentine back in form

selima valentine vs. friend sabine graf

some match statistics

sv def. sg 7:6 (3) 6:4


fastest serve: 189km/h
average first serve speed: 175km/h
average second serve speed: 156km/h
winners: 51 (11 aces)
unforced errors: 12 (3 double faults)
breaks: 1/2


fastest serve: 172km/h
average first serve speed: 161 km/h
average second serve speed: 139km/h
winners: 32 (one ace)
unforced errors: 10
breaks: 0/0

match time: 1h 56 min

the crowd saw a great match.

interview with selima valentine and sabine graf will follow soon...

Jun 5th, 2003, 12:15 PM
Mirjana :sad:

But well done for taking the fave and top-10 player to 7-5 in the third.

Congrats Anjelica!

Jun 5th, 2003, 12:58 PM
I don't know why you start your shitty comments if you are going to get mad :rolleyes: :o

You should hold your comments as Miss Jans has only won matches against Poles and one LL :rolleyes: and even is lower ranked than the worst Mexican players like Erika Clarke who hardly can serve LOL

But we'll see later in the year... when Joanna doesn't get the luck to get a crazy Torrens-Valero ;)

I am not mad :p I am simply defending my beloved Polish players! ;)

Jun 5th, 2003, 01:51 PM

Ferrer/Kurkova(3) def. Bajul/Vandelion 7-6(4), 5-7, 8-6 :)

Jun 5th, 2003, 02:03 PM
Yay semifinal for doubles.

Now the the very difficult match against Lucia and Larisa.

Jun 5th, 2003, 03:37 PM
Anabel Conde-Martinez reaches 1st GS quarterfinals

Anabel Conde-Martinez has reached the quarterfinals at the French Open by defeating Zerene Fernandez 1-6, 6-4, 6-2. This is the first time Anabel will be playing in a GS quarterfinals.

"Im really happy with my performance. It's an incredible feeling and im so confident right now to go further"

Anabel will play her friend and doubles partner Carmen Prado for a place in the semifinals

"We have played many times before, and she is really a tough player. She has had an amazing clay season and defenitly will be hard to beat, but i will try my best to win"

Anabel & Benjamin Conde-Martinez have also reached the mix-doubles quarterfinals.

Anabel has reached her 1st GS quarterfinal

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 5th, 2003, 03:40 PM

Caroline Whitten, shown here in a French Open warm up event, has surprised many by coming out the victor in a very tough quarter of the draw. With a little help from her sister, Jacquelyn, she was able to move into the third round. "I was nervous about my first round match the moment I saw the draw. Syria and I had played twice this year, and I had won both, but you never know what to expect from the Gonzalez sisters."

Jacquelyn upset Eva Sorrenta in the first round, opening the way for Caroline to move through to round three. "I think Jacquelyn actually had a better shot at defeating Eva than I would have. Jacquelyn was able to come into the match with a free mind, and no pressure. I would have been nervous from the very start about playing such a dear friend who has helped me so much on the tour this year. I preferred to play the backseat driver and try to give Jac as much help as possible for her to do the dirty deed."

Caroline moves into the quarter-finals where she will face Selima Valentine. "I am very excited about playing a match with Selima again. Regardless of who wins, it will be nice to have one of the tour veterans into the semi-finals to take on Larisa or Madonika. The French OPen this year is truly wide open. I feel like I can compete with anyone who is left, and anyone is capable of winning on any given day."

Caroline Whitten and Jennifer Selles moved one step closer to winning their second grand slam of the year this year. "It is obviously great to be in this position with Jennifer this year. We had a great showing at the Australian and then hit a bit of a slump. I'm glad we could break out of it in time to make a good showing here. It looks like our run may end though in the semis, as Rosie and Sophia have been playing some great tennis. Despite the seedings, I would really say they are the favorites to advance to the finals based on results thus far."

Jun 5th, 2003, 08:56 PM
selima vanlentine after her match: well, i am really tired. i need some time to rest. sabine played unbelievable, i think - well and i can say it - that the crowd saw the best match of the tournament so far. we both played power tennis and did not many unforced errors... sorry, but...


yes, please :rolleyes:


well the same as caroline, a win ;) *laugh*


sorry, but now i am going to take a shower - alone!



selima closed the door of the locker room.

Jun 5th, 2003, 09:23 PM
Sorry Bryanne ;)

Carmen : "It's being a great tournament for me. I think I've played pretty well my matches and i hope i can reach the semifinals"

:bounce: :bounce:

Jun 6th, 2003, 01:37 AM
pffff i lost to Larisa :(

anyway, she's #1 :rolleyes:

Jun 6th, 2003, 03:31 AM
Correct Mix result from 3r:

Danese/Danese def. Morkovina/Nadal 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-3

Jun 6th, 2003, 03:32 AM
Mix Doubles Quarterfinal results:

[6]Graf/Kiffer def. [11]A. Conde-Martinez/B. Conde-Martinez 6-2, 7-6(4)
A. Herrera/Gambill def. [5]Sarile/Sanchez 6-3, 0-6, 6-4 :eek:
Gambill/Owen Rhun def. Bajul/Petrenko 7-5, 1-6, 6-2
[2]Sorrenta/Nestor def. Danese/Danese 7-6(7), 7-6(6)

Jun 6th, 2003, 06:19 AM
After the handshakes Sabine told Selima: "Congrats, Selima, it is fantastic to have you back. You are in a great winning performance. I hope you will win this one and take another title to Germany!"

Sabine Graf and her husband won the mixed quaterfinal and will now play Herrera/Gambill to gain a final place in this competition.

Jun 6th, 2003, 08:17 AM
No singles results? :p

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 6th, 2003, 03:53 PM

"I'm here today to tell all of you for something happened last night that you don't know. I can't keep the secret forever because I'm worried what if it happening again. I also angry when I find out last night."

"What the hell you talking about?!", a woman shouted from the crowd.

"Let me finish first, bitch! So, I was talk about Carmen Prado. Happy, bitch?"

"Hell yeah! And I'm not a bitch!"

"Whatever, bitch! Anyway, I went to see her in her room but the door was unlocked and she was not there. So, I went enter the room and I discover something in her room."

"Tell me now, BITCH!"

"Get fuck off, ugly breastless! Anyway, I was nose up in her room and open one of her drawer... the smell likes dead blood. Yeah, it was crop of a hand!"

"You're fucking liar!"

"Would you shut your mouth up or I'll put both of your hands in your ugly vagina? Thanks... anyway, I think she is a murderer. It worry me now... I need warning all of you now! Be careful!"

"Why you don't reporting to the police, huh?!"

"They speak stupid French!"

"I'm a policewoman! I'll arrest you now and down the station for some enquries."

"WHAT?! You think I making it up?!"

Jun 6th, 2003, 04:20 PM

Jun 6th, 2003, 04:29 PM
i'm really disgusted by the language. do you ever hear the pros using profanity?

Jun 6th, 2003, 04:46 PM

Jun 6th, 2003, 09:35 PM

Jun 6th, 2003, 10:35 PM

After her shock 1st round exit in the singles Monica Gambill recived a tough time from the british media. Even though the british player is just 17 and still in the mixed doubles competitiong the british media were very dissapointed with her singles loss.
After winning Warsaw and Rome the British press had build her the winner of Roland Garros and as a successor to Larisa Ferrer as world #1.
'It was to be expected i had won 2 major clay events so i had a good chance and i blew it in the first round,i think they were being a little premature at the end of the day i am only ranked 17 i have a lot to improve on and i will achive what i have set out to achive not what the media back in britain want me to do!'

Jun 7th, 2003, 12:55 AM
I don't think it's really that funny :rolleyes: It's more disgusting then anything else...

Jun 7th, 2003, 02:17 AM
if monica gambill is 17, then should she be allowed to play a full schedule? i think the fwtt should create an age eligibility requirement.

Jun 7th, 2003, 02:35 AM

Brenda Van Haak hits a forehand in her match against Catherine Pierce of Australia. Van Haak won 7-6, 6-3.

Jun 7th, 2003, 02:53 AM
Singles Quarterfinals results:

[1]Larisa Ferrer def. [20]Madonika-Diva Jahfson 7-5, 6-3

[29]Caroline Whitten def. [7]Selima Valentine 6-4, 7-6(6) :eek:

[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere def. [6]Brenda Van Haak 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Carmen Prado def. [8]Anabel Conde-Martinez 7-6(8), 7-6(6) :eek:

Jun 7th, 2003, 02:55 AM
Doubles Semifinal results:

Ribbons/Sabatini def. [4]Selles/Whitten 7-6(9), 6-1 :eek:

[3]Ferrer/Kurkova def. [2]Taliamanosoko/Wong 7-6(5), 5-7, 8-6

Jun 7th, 2003, 02:56 AM
Mix Doubles Semifinal results:

A. Herrera/Gambill def. [6]Graf/Kiffer 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 :eek:

[2]Sorrenta/Nestor def. Gambill/Owen Rhun 3-6, 7-5, 7-5

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 7th, 2003, 02:58 AM

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 7th, 2003, 03:01 AM
eat it ruffy!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 7th, 2003, 03:01 AM
kiss my ass "I was #1 25 years ago" Whitten

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 7th, 2003, 03:02 AM
lol ;) you can only wish you were ever 1

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 7th, 2003, 03:03 AM
Yes, but I have singles, doubles, and mixed doubles grand slams :)

I would rather have those


Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 7th, 2003, 03:05 AM


:angel: ;)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 7th, 2003, 03:06 AM
LOL, let's be best friends!

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 7th, 2003, 03:08 AM
sure if you root for whitten to beat that bitch ferrer

Jun 7th, 2003, 03:37 AM
omg Anabel.. :sad: :sad:

pfff so close :(

Jun 7th, 2003, 03:58 AM
[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere def. [6]Brenda Van Haak 3-6 6-4 6-4

Interview with Anjelica de la Courtiere

Q. Good comeback today... 3-6 1-4 down, what were you thinking?
DLC: I was actually suprised because I've had such good matches against Brenda in the past. I've played her a lot and I don't think I ever lost, but I could be mistaken. I beat her several times already this year. I just took time to think about my game and what I needed to change. I started hitting to her forehand more, and I got my game back on track.

Q. Next up is Carmen Prado, what do you know about her game?
DLC: I don't know anything about Carmen's game. I have only even seen her once, that was after the third round matches. I will do some scouting before the match, I'll be prepared.

Q. Have you been following your wife in the mixed doubles?
DLC: Of course, I've been there for every one of her matches. She's been playing very well. She's lucky to have a good partner, as well. I fully expect them to claim the title, and I'll certainly be there to support her.

Q. Good luck, Anjelica.
DLC: Thank you.

Jun 7th, 2003, 05:11 AM
Poor Ruffles and Janjan :sad: :sad:

GO Caroline or Anjelica! One of you get the title!!!

Jun 7th, 2003, 06:48 AM

Bur congrats to LArisa and Lucia :)

Jun 8th, 2003, 03:19 AM
[29]Caroline Whitten def. [1]Larisa Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 8-6
[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere def. Carmen Prado 7-6(4), 6-4

Jun 8th, 2003, 03:41 AM
wow congrats caroline!!! you deserve to win it!

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 8th, 2003, 03:53 AM
Caroline :D:D what a shocker. Interview with Caroline to come later, as she is heavily intoxicated now celebrating her win.

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 8th, 2003, 04:16 AM
WOW!! Congratulations, Caroline!! :D

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 8th, 2003, 04:49 AM
I wonder who will win.

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 8th, 2003, 05:26 AM
I wonder what would happen if Anjelica fail the final? :eek:

Jun 8th, 2003, 06:17 AM
Allez Anjelica!!!!!!!!!! :D

"I'm very pleased to be in the final and I just hope that I play my best tomorrow. I really can't wait to get out there tomorrow and go for the title. This is a great moment for me."

Jun 9th, 2003, 05:59 AM
no finals results today? :sad:

Jun 9th, 2003, 10:32 AM
Singles Final:

[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere def. [29]Caroline Whitten 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-2

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Jun 9th, 2003, 10:33 AM
Doubles final:

[3]Ferrer/Kurkova def. Ribbons/Sabatini 7-6(6), 4-6, 8-6

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Jun 9th, 2003, 10:33 AM
Mix doubles final:

[2]Sorrenta/Nestor def. A. Herrera/Gambill 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 9th, 2003, 10:44 AM
Well done, Anjelica!! :eek: You can relax from right now!! ;)

Jun 9th, 2003, 11:10 AM
congrats anjelica for your first grand slam title :D

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 9th, 2003, 02:43 PM
Caroline Whitten fell in her first grand slam final to Anjelica de la Courtiere. "I really felt that if I was going to win I would have had to pull it out in two sets. After that tie breaker I was exhausted and mentally ruined. Anjie picked up her game and proved to be the mentally tougher and better player today. We've had some tight matches this spring, hopefully we can both keep playing at this level through the rest of the season."

Whitten came back from one set down to defeat world number one Larisa Ferrer, for her first win against Ferrer since early 2000. "What a great feeling to have beaten Larisa. She's rather making it a habit of losing in the later rounds, but in order to dethrone her we are going to have to start getting to her earlier in the tournaments. She's tough."

"Its always nice playing the slams because all of your tour friends are here. Gisele and I were able to hang out this week, unfortunately we had to turn around and play in the third round. It was a shock to get through that one, especially after the night I had before. I'm also sad to see Sophia and Nicoletta leave, but hopefully Rosie and Juliana will be able to fill their protege's big shoes. See you at Wimbledon ;)"

Randy H
Jun 9th, 2003, 04:12 PM
Interview with Eva Sorrenta:

Q: A nice way for you to end your trip to Paris?

A: Yes, really unexpected. I certainly didn't enjoy my first couple of days here, but after I lost in the singles and doubles I think I just felt like I really had nothing to lose, no pressure so I could just relax and try and have some fun with Daniel in the mixed, and that's what we did.

Q: You guys had success at the Australian Open reaching the finals, now you have your 3rd slam title, what is it with you two that makes things click?

A: I don't know, I think we just both have personalities where we don't quit fighting, but in the mixed you can just try new things or have a laugh and I play my best when I am able to just enjoy the moment on court and not get too carried away in stressing myself.

Q: An interesting singles final for you to watch, must have been a nice moment to see?

A: Yes, it was a great match. I really didn't want to see Anjelica or Caroline have to lose as both deserved this, but Anjelica fought hard and I know how much this title means to her so I am really happy that she has done this for herself, she has proven to herself what she is made of and I am so proud of her for her accomplishments. Caroline is a fantastic player and a great friend, and I know that she will be in this position plenty more times.

Q: Are you able to go back to the drawing board now and prepare differently for Wimbledon?

A: I have a lot of work to do on a lot of things, but at least one thing turned out well for me. Doubles didn't go too well, but we played a team who was in great form this week, with Sabatini playing her last event I think it was a nice moment for her to do so great in the doubles. Larisa and Lucia played great this week and I congratulate them for winning this title.

Q: What events are you scheduled for?

A: Well, originally I had planned on heading off to Tashkent, but sadly the event was cancelled which was disappointing as I have so many special memories there. I will go over to the UK and start practicing on the grass courts, so hopefully I can accomplish my goals for Eastbourne and then Wimbledon.

Q: Thanks Eva

Jun 10th, 2003, 03:50 PM
I typed a looooong interview yesterday but the board crashed when I tried to post it :sad:

In a few sentences, I can say that Anjelica explained how happy she is to win the title, and hopes to win here again and at the other slams. She thanks the crowd, Eva, and other players for the support they gave her. She hopes to return to #1 some day, and promises to return to Roland Garros to defend her title.

Jun 10th, 2003, 04:11 PM
Well done Anjelica :)