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GrahamD
Jun 7th, 2003, 08:39 PM
Wow!! I can't believe it, Paris has finished and Eastbourne is only eight days away :eek: Eight days to go until I get to see Dani for the third time :bounce: Just so that you guys know, I will be there from Monday 16th through to Saturday 21st June and I will be staying in a hotel down there so I won't be on line at all that week (you know what to do if there's any trouble while I'm away).

Anyway, if you have any special requests, please let me know. I've already been asked to give Daniela 100 :kiss: , and that was just from Moogie alone ;) :D !! But if you have any realistic requests, such as photos of anyone specific, then please let me know. And no Pinky, JCF isn't playing there :rolleyes:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

lee station
Jun 7th, 2003, 08:47 PM
Tell her we at the CP want the best for her, and that we'll always cheer for her!!!!!!!! :D :bounce: Take lotsa pics........ :angel:
And enjoy your trip!

beauty_is_pink
Jun 8th, 2003, 01:00 AM
umm... meet up with Doubtie and take pictures and post them here so we kno what you guuys look like! :wavey:

take TONS of pictures of Daniela...!!!!!!!!!!!! and then yuou give ME some... ;)


but definitely give her a THANK-YOU card... a thank-you card for being the bestest player to support!!! :kiss:


.... haha is marat going to go there..??? :eek:

GrahamD
Jun 8th, 2003, 12:06 PM
umm... meet up with Doubtie and take pictures and post them here so we kno what you guuys look like! :wavey:

take TONS of pictures of Daniela...!!!!!!!!!!!! and then yuou give ME some... ;)


but definitely give her a THANK-YOU card... a thank-you card for being the bestest player to support!!! :kiss:


.... haha is marat going to go there..??? :eek:

Okidoki!! If Marat is there, he'll be in the stands with me as it's an all ladies tournament!! ;) :rolleyes:

beauty_is_pink
Jun 8th, 2003, 01:56 PM
Okidoki!! If Marat is there, he'll be in the stands with me as it's an all ladies tournament!! ;) :rolleyes:
:o oo... dont i LOOK stupid.. :rolleyes:
oops... everyone makes mistakes ;) no harm!

haha so graham.. you going to go with my idea and make her a card??? it'll be, i think, the first time she'll get something from the Cocktail Party... then it wont be so weird for her when she receives the CD cause she'll be like OH I KNO THEM!
ya kno???
so explain to her about the CP... cause i aint good at explaining things...


Thanks Graham! :kiss:

GrahamD
Jun 8th, 2003, 03:14 PM
:o oo... dont i LOOK stupid.. :rolleyes:
oops... everyone makes mistakes ;) no harm!

haha so graham.. you going to go with my idea and make her a card??? it'll be, i think, the first time she'll get something from the Cocktail Party... then it wont be so weird for her when she receives the CD cause she'll be like OH I KNO THEM!
ya kno???
so explain to her about the CP... cause i aint good at explaining things...

OK - so this is a Thank You for being Daniela card, yeh? OK - I can do that. If you want to post any messages for me to add in, I need to have them by Thursday at the latest as I'm going to Hamburg and then Denmark on Friday, back late Sunday and then off to EB Monday morning, so I haven't got much spare time this week.

lee station
Jun 8th, 2003, 05:45 PM
OK - so this is a Thank You for being Daniela card, yeh? OK - I can do that. If you want to post any messages for me to add in, I need to have them by Thursday at the latest as I'm going to Hamburg and then Denmark on Friday, back late Sunday and then off to EB Monday morning, so I haven't got much spare time this week.Well, my message would be basically what I said in my post above... :D

beauty_is_pink
Jun 8th, 2003, 08:32 PM
OK - so this is a Thank You for being Daniela card, yeh? OK - I can do that. If you want to post any messages for me to add in, I need to have them by Thursday at the latest as I'm going to Hamburg and then Denmark on Friday, back late Sunday and then off to EB Monday morning, so I haven't got much spare time this week.


Hey Daniela! :wavey:
Good Luck Throughout your career! Stay on Track and dont listen to all the bad crictism! Have fun and hope to see you in Toronto in August! Always here to support you!

~MaRia~

joegerardi
Jun 8th, 2003, 08:41 PM
If you want to post any messages for me to add in, I need to have them by Thursday at the latest...

Just my phone number... :devil: :p :devil: :p :devil:

..Joe

GrahamD
Jun 8th, 2003, 09:40 PM
Just my phone number... :devil: :p :devil: :p :devil:

..Joe

...which is what? 911? :confused: ;)

Tarsius
Jun 8th, 2003, 11:27 PM
Dont forget to give us a blow by blow account of her games when you can. Unlike the Grand Slams we wont get this on TV (as with prolly most fans outside the UK). Anyway, just keep us updated on how she's playing. Thanks!

GrahamD
Jun 8th, 2003, 11:39 PM
Dont forget to give us a blow by blow account of her games when you can.

Of course I will - in between taking lots of pics and the occasional :drool: :drool: :drool: , I'll try and scribble down a few notes. :cool: I have six days of continuous tennis to absorb, I'll never remember all that lot by the time I get back! :rolleyes:

beauty_is_pink
Jun 9th, 2003, 01:36 AM
Of course I will - in between taking lots of pics and the occasional :drool: :drool: :drool: , I'll try and scribble down a few notes. :cool: I have six days of continuous tennis to absorb, I'll never remember all that lot by the time I get back! :rolleyes:
\


wow graham you trvael alot... if my dad was always going to other countries to watch a girl jus play tennis.. i'd feel so jealous and pissed.. i always have to have my daddy with me! :cool: hes the coolest :)

Gert
Jun 9th, 2003, 07:32 AM
Have a nice time in Eastbourne Graham. I've been there 3 times. Friends of mine do live there. The park is beautiful. The only problem is that the court is too close to the sea, it can be very windy. But again have a nice time.

Gert.

moogle san
Jun 9th, 2003, 03:18 PM
Wow!! I can't believe it, Paris has finished and Eastbourne is only eight days away :eek: Eight days to go until I get to see Dani for the third time :bounce: Just so that you guys know, I will be there from Monday 16th through to Saturday 21st June and I will be staying in a hotel down there so I won't be on line at all that week (you know what to do if there's any trouble while I'm away).

Anyway, if you have any special requests, please let me know. I've already been asked to give Daniela 100 :kiss: , and that was just from Moogie alone ;) :D


you wish you could give her another 100 :kiss: from me after your 100 :kiss: ... :rolleyes: ... just give her a hug :angel:

Have fun in Eastbourne :wavey: When does it start? :confused: I'm too lazy to calculate :p

Gert
Jun 10th, 2003, 01:22 PM
Btw, you must visit the Counting House, it's a nice pub with a big garden. If the sun does shine you can sit outside with a pint of Grolsch.

GrahamD
Jun 10th, 2003, 06:10 PM
Btw, you must visit the Counting House, it's a nice pub with a big garden. If the sun does shine you can sit outside with a pint of Grolsch.

Thanks Gert - more likely to be a nice cup of tea :lick: on the seafront for me as I'm not really a drinker! :p

I've also got a card for Daniela. It is all silver and has a lovely b&w pic of two leaping dolphins on the front (I think that's her fave animal) but I just liked the words - it said To love you and be loved by you is like having the sun shine on both sides. Ahh, that was so nice I thought. I'll add in all your messages and good wishes.

joegerardi
Jun 10th, 2003, 06:25 PM
Thanks Gert - more likely to be a nice cup of tea :lick: on the seafront for me as I'm not really a drinker! :p

Wow! Is such a thing possible for a Brit?

I once heard that the ONLY thing the British won't stand for is cruelty to horses, and a rise in the price of beer! :devil: :p :devil: :p :devil:

..Joe

GrahamD
Jun 10th, 2003, 06:41 PM
Wow! Is such a thing possible for a Brit?

I once heard that the ONLY thing the British won't stand for is cruelty to horses, and a rise in the price of beer! :devil: :p :devil: :p :devil:

..Joe

I have no idea how much a pint of beer costs................











...because I never buy the drinks!!! :p :devil:

daniela's necklace
Jun 10th, 2003, 07:34 PM
yikes! :eek: well I cant think of anything to say without feeling like I'm talking out of my butt...

well, could you ask her to post here even if it's just once? like a small hi or something? It should be enough, and as always good luck to her and may she reach her goals and more...oh and give her one of these for me http://www.geocities.com/shameless_poster/random/huggel.txt

beauty_is_pink
Jun 10th, 2003, 08:25 PM
Thanks Gert - more likely to be a nice cup of tea :lick: on the seafront for me as I'm not really a drinker! :p

I've also got a card for Daniela. It is all silver and has a lovely b&w pic of two leaping dolphins on the front (I think that's her fave animal) but I just liked the words - it said To love you and be loved by you is like having the sun shine on both sides. Ahh, that was so nice I thought. I'll add in all your messages and good wishes.


could you happen to scan it and show us? when you're done putting our messages it?? i wanna be able to see it :) :angel:

sounds like a sweet card graham! man Daniela is going to love us! haha

GrahamD
Jun 10th, 2003, 09:36 PM
could you happen to scan it and show us? when you're done putting our messages it?? i wanna be able to see it :) :angel:

sounds like a sweet card graham! man Daniela is going to love us! haha

Unfortunately not, sorry - I don't have a scanner and I'm away on business from Friday to Sunday night and then straight off to EB first thing Monday so I won't even have time to get up to my sisters to scan it in. You'll just have to trust me on this one! :angel:

beauty_is_pink
Jun 10th, 2003, 09:46 PM
Unfortunately not, sorry - I don't have a scanner and I'm away on business from Friday to Sunday night and then straight off to EB first thing Monday so I won't even have time to get up to my sisters to scan it in. You'll just have to trust me on this one! :angel:

trust YOU....???

:rolleyes:











take a picture of her and you when you give her the card! :D

HantuchovaSweFan
Jun 11th, 2003, 12:46 AM
Have a nice trip Graham!!! :wavey:

mousee
Jun 12th, 2003, 09:15 AM
maybe marat will come to see his sister...
is it true, that safina is his sister???
:eek:

mousee
Jun 12th, 2003, 09:19 AM
aaah....she beat navratilova and she reached semifinals...ooooh...:)
delight :angel:

beauty_is_pink
Jun 12th, 2003, 08:49 PM
maybe marat will come to see his sister...
is it true, that safina is his sister???
:eek:


its true!

cant you see the remsemblance! :eek:

lee station
Jun 14th, 2003, 12:34 PM
Some serious stuff is gonna keep me busy! No time for the internet.

beauty_is_pink
Jun 14th, 2003, 05:24 PM
Some serious stuff is gonna keep me busy! No time for the internet.
poor wtarules.. :sad:

i ALL hope you get those stuff sorted out so you can come back and cheer Daniela on with us! :wavey:

beauty_is_pink
Jun 15th, 2003, 04:58 PM
Daniela gets a 1st round bye and will face the winner of the Alexandra Stevenson and Lucie Ahl in the second round at Eastbourne.


Go Daniela!!!!!!!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

moogle san
Jun 15th, 2003, 08:58 PM
Good luck Dani :wavey:

This is your surface!!! Gooooooooooo :bounce:

~|Naomi|~
Jun 16th, 2003, 02:52 AM
Good Luck Dani, kick ass girl :bounce: :bounce:

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 16th, 2003, 03:07 AM
Come on DAi..I want you to double bagel Alex in the second round..If she gets there :p

lee station
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:05 AM
Dear Daniela,
I hope you will enjoy playing this tournament. As I have a working schedule this summer I can't be here doing my :bounce: and :worship: as much as I'd like, but I'll support you from my heart and I'll be thinking of you.
Take care morning star, and everyone else.....
LETS CHEER FOR OUR WOMAN!!!!

alltennis69
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:39 PM
Hey All,
Dani is playing doubles right now! there is a live scoreboard on the eastbourne site....

they are on serve! Dani Chanda serving down 1-2.

they are playing Myskina/Koulivo...saya.

Its a good time for Dani to scout Myskina's weak points for a possible Qtr. final match up.

alltennis69
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:40 PM
Dani/Chanda just got broke on their serve :( :(

beauty_is_pink
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:44 PM
Dani/Chanda just got broke on their serve :( :(


isnt Daniela playing with Jenifer Capriati??????? :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

alltennis69
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:52 PM
No beauty, she is playing with Chanda and IMHO Chanda is the perfect doubles partner for her :)

they are up 5-3 now go Dani/Chanda! :)

alltennis69
Jun 16th, 2003, 04:57 PM
5-5 now :(

beauty_is_pink
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:07 PM
Go Daniela and Chanda! you guys are PERFECT for each other! ;)

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :worship: :worship: :worship:

alltennis69
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:19 PM
Dani/Chanda lost the first set in tie-break 6-7.
shaping up to be a tough first round doubles match....

alltennis69
Jun 16th, 2003, 05:58 PM
Dani/Chanda took the second set :bounce: :bounce:, up a break on the third :D

on deuce now on D/C serve !

beauty_is_pink
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:06 PM
GO DANIELA AND CHANDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are doing GGGGGGGRRRRRRRREEEEEEEAAAAAAAATTTTTTT! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

beauty_is_pink
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:06 PM
alltennis69........

after Daniela and Chanda win.. could you post the full score here please??

kysersoze
Jun 16th, 2003, 06:21 PM
Dani/Chanda took the second set :bounce: :bounce:, up a break on the third :D

on deuce now on D/C serve !
woohoo!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

marquinho_85
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:01 PM
alltennis69........

after Daniela and Chanda win.. could you post the full score here please??


E. Koulikovskaya-A. Myskina :drool: 7 3 3
:hearts: D.Hantuchova :hearts: -C.Rubin 6 6 6

kysersoze
Jun 16th, 2003, 08:01 PM
E. Koulikovskaya-A. Myskina :drool: 7 3 3
:hearts: D.Hantuchova :hearts: -C.Rubin 6 6 6
double woohoo!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Good news, will give her more practice for the single's matches!

since its so hot in the UK at the moment, what's dani wearing? (hopefully little white dress from recent photos).

marquinho_85
Jun 16th, 2003, 09:00 PM
double woohoo!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Good news, will give her more practice for the single's matches!

since its so hot in the UK at the moment, what's dani wearing? (hopefully little white dress from recent photos).


that would make my day, no my month, noo my year!!!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :drool: :drool: :drool:


good luck dani!
go chanda! :wavey:

moogle san
Jun 16th, 2003, 09:11 PM
Congrats Dani and Chanda !!! :D

WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO :bounce: :bounce:
They keep it up :D

Now good luck for singles Dani :bounce:

Wonder if graham watched the doubles already... :)

HantuchovaSweFan
Jun 16th, 2003, 09:22 PM
Whwowowow!! Go Daniela and Chanda!!!

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 16th, 2003, 09:27 PM
Congrats DAni and CHanda :bounce:

What a great choice to play with her and not with JCap...I knew you would agree you deserved better :p

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 12:03 PM
1-3 first set!


go dani! :bounce:

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 12:05 PM
1-4 :mad:

dani serving

go dani! :bounce:

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 12:08 PM
15-0
30-0
40-0

2-4! yay! :bounce:

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 12:12 PM
conchi serving

15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40


2-5! darn it!

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 12:16 PM
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40


2-6! that's okay.....3 sets is good!

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 12:20 PM
2nd set...conchi serving

0-15
0-30
0-40

0-1! that was fast!

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 12:22 PM
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15

1-1! yey :bounce:

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 12:25 PM
0-15
0-30
0-40

1-2 :mad:

joegerardi
Jun 19th, 2003, 12:30 PM
Chap:
Thanks for reporting the scores. I gotta head to work, and I hope Dani turns it around by the time I get there!

..Joe

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 12:38 PM
dani serving

0-15
0-30
0-40

darn it! the score board won't work anymore! great timing! :rolleyes:


i'm going to bed!


i hope dani has good results when i wake up!

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 12:44 PM
i'm back!

2-4 :mad:


conchi serving

15-30
15-40 (....the scoreboard's doing weird things....)
30-40


2-5

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 12:48 PM
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15

3-5! yey! :bounce:

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 12:59 PM
break dani :bounce:
15-0
15-15
15-30 :mad:
30-30
40-30 break point
40-40
40-ad match point
40-40
40-ad match point

2-6, 3-6 :sad:


now i'm really going to bed!

....sheesh.....great welcome back news :rolleyes:

paulhc
Jun 19th, 2003, 01:22 PM
I can't believe !! :fiery: To lose to Martinez on grass ! :sad:

She admits she's dealing with some"modelling offers" by now, as she says in that interview (see other board)...Dani, go back to tennis only, please,and forget for a while all that fashion stuffs...

paulhc
Jun 19th, 2003, 01:24 PM
Anyway : Chapel, thank you for reporting the score !

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 01:27 PM
I can't believe !! :fiery: To lose to Martinez on grass ! :sad:

She admits she's dealing with some"modelling offers" by now, as she says in that interview (see other board)...Dani, go back to tennis only, please,and forget for a while all that fashion stuffs...

other board? please do tell which one and the title of the thread....there's just too many!

chapel
Jun 19th, 2003, 01:39 PM
other board? please do tell which one and the title of the thread....there's just too many!

nevermind.....found it! no thanks to you, man! :p ;)

paulhc
Jun 19th, 2003, 01:47 PM
nevermind.....found it! no thanks to you, man! :p ;)

I passed 15 minutes to find it back !
Here it is :
http://www.tennisw.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=371#post371

moogle san
Jun 19th, 2003, 03:01 PM
WTF :confused:
what's this for a good news - bad news stuff? :eek: :confused: :fiery:

First of all wtaworld is back: :bounce: dunno why, but still :D
I wasn't quite used to tennisw yet although I really started to like that place :) I think I'll post there every now and then, too, who knows when we need it again...


But Dani... losing to martinez in two clear sets... :sad: that's not good AT ALL - ON GRASS!! :(

And that talk about modelling - that's not good either :rolleyes:
I just hope Dani concentrates on tennis and doesn't mind all that bullshit (more than :fiery: ) in the press.
BTW: What's wrong with the british media? :eek: :confused: The german press can be very mean sometimes but the british... :eek:
I think they are overstepping borders far too often! :fiery:


However, thanks for the reporting Chap :wavey: and the PM at tennisw, otherwise I wouldn't have noticed that wtaworld is back :)

kysersoze
Jun 19th, 2003, 03:33 PM
I suppose there is still the doubles?!

we want to see more like this picture (happy :) dani), and not so much of the modelling (well a little but she shouldn't become another Anna K: known for her modelling and not her tennis).

And the british press :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:
I'm ashamed to be a brit when I read such rubbish!

alltennis69
Jun 19th, 2003, 06:38 PM
I suppose there is still the doubles?!

we want to see more like this picture (happy :) dani), and not so much of the modelling (well a little but she shouldn't become another Anna K: known for her modelling and not her tennis).

And the british press :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:
I'm ashamed to be a brit when I read such rubbish!


its unfortunate, but that's what it is, tabloid journalism! ( invented in britain, i believe and now in many countries :( )

beauty_is_pink
Jun 19th, 2003, 09:04 PM
nooooooooooo modelling! no annak! :fiery:

i dont want this to happen..! curses!

someone wake her up! :rolleyes:


k.. im fine..

mousee
Jun 19th, 2003, 09:23 PM
daniela and chanda are going up

Albireo
Jun 19th, 2003, 10:28 PM
I wouldn't worry too much about the loss to Martinez. Don't forget, she's a former Wimbledon champ; the last few years she's been injured quite a bit. While the score was a bit disappointing, there's nothing wrong with DH losing to Martinez. She had a good win over Stevenson-- a good grass-courter-- and, hopefully, she knows this is only a warm-up for the Big Show.

What IS worrisome for DH is her draw at Wimbledon; it's not very kind. Bartoli is no slouch, having had a big win over a top seed at Birmingham the week before Eastbourne. Asagoe, the likely second-round opponent, was runner-up in Birmingham. And Coetzer, the potential third-round match, is dangerous no matter the situation or surface. Should DH reach the QF, she should be very pleased with herself.

Tarsius
Jun 19th, 2003, 11:55 PM
I wouldn't worry too much about the loss to Martinez. Don't forget, she's a former Wimbledon champ; the last few years she's been injured quite a bit. While the score was a bit disappointing, there's nothing wrong with DH losing to Martinez. She had a good win over Stevenson-- a good grass-courter-- and, hopefully, she knows this is only a warm-up for the Big Show.
I agree. Besides, Daniela always has problems against Martinez. The only time I saw her win against her is at Fed Cup 2002. This is a learning experience. To be honest... I was expecting this.

What IS worrisome for DH is her draw at Wimbledon; it's not very kind. Bartoli is no slouch, having had a big win over a top seed at Birmingham the week before Eastbourne. Asagoe, the likely second-round opponent, was runner-up in Birmingham. And Coetzer, the potential third-round match, is dangerous no matter the situation or surface. Should DH reach the QF, she should be very pleased with herself.
She is again faced with a pretty tough draw. But IMO I think her chances of getting to at least the 4th round aren't that bad. Bartoli isn't really up there as she is still so young but she did push Mauresmo to three sets at Ordina. Asagoe on the other hand, I dont really see as a threat. For some reason, I feel if Hantuchova can get past Bartoli, she wont be a problem. Coetzer has been sliding, but then she last lost to Martinez, so that makes her and Hantuchova both victims of the same killer. Anyway, should Daniela steady herself and get her shots going 4th Round isn't going to be that hard.

beauty_is_pink
Jun 20th, 2003, 01:05 PM
did anyone post this?>??>??


their 2nd round match [2nd round was it?] against Maleeva and Huber was an EASY win.. with a walkover!!! haha
so Daniela and Chanda got a lil break! so.. come on girls!

beauty_is_pink
Jun 20th, 2003, 01:11 PM
Daniela and Chanda playing 3rd at Centre Court for their Doubles match against: Lindsey Davenport and Lisa Raymond



Come on Daniela and Chanda! Whip their asses! :devil: :devil: :devil: :bounce: :bounce:

moogle san
Jun 20th, 2003, 01:33 PM
Good luck Dani + Chanda :bounce:

moogle san
Jun 20th, 2003, 01:34 PM
woooow chanda :eek: she just whipped j-caps's ass :D way to go chanda, that's grrrrrrreat :bounce:
The best member of the 'team' we had since a long time :)

beauty_is_pink
Jun 20th, 2003, 02:05 PM
woooow chanda :eek: she just whipped j-caps's ass :D way to go chanda, that's grrrrrrreat :bounce:
The best member of the 'team' we had since a long time :)


here here! a toast to chanda!

now chanda... go concentrate on doubles!!!!!!!!! :o

Go Girls!

paycheck
Jun 20th, 2003, 02:08 PM
:bounce: Let's win doubles! Go Girls :bounce:

paycheck
Jun 20th, 2003, 04:15 PM
:( Daniela and Chanda just lost the first set 1-6 :(

Well I guess a three setter was inevitable ;) Fight Baaaaaaack!!!!!

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 20th, 2003, 04:52 PM
Great win Chanda! Show Jcap that you are the best doubles partner for Dani!!!!

The opposite team is tough, but youcan win it all!

paycheck
Jun 20th, 2003, 04:55 PM
:bounce: Daniela and Chanda just took the second set 6-4 :bounce:

Yeah!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 20th, 2003, 04:59 PM
They are down 0-2 in the third set...Fight Dani and Chanda!!!

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 20th, 2003, 05:02 PM
0-3...with only one break though....Go DAni/Chanda!!!!!

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 20th, 2003, 05:05 PM
1-3!!! Break now!!!!!

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 20th, 2003, 05:07 PM
1-4...It is starting to get late!!!! Come on!

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 20th, 2003, 05:14 PM
Just saved a break point!

NNNNNOOOOOOOO!!!! another break...1-5

¤CharlDa¤
Jun 20th, 2003, 05:17 PM
noo!!! the match is finished..they lost 6-1 4-6 6-1! Great tourney again though!

paycheck
Jun 20th, 2003, 05:22 PM
noo!!! the match is finished..they lost 6-1 4-6 6-1! Great tourney again though!

Too bad I guess they still have Wimbledon to look forward to :rolleyes:

beauty_is_pink
Jun 20th, 2003, 05:34 PM
nnnnnnoooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

no loose!!!!!! :sad:


Good Try Girls!!!

Wimbledon is next on the list!!!! do good! :wavey:


anyone heard of the rmours lately? i kno the guys at tennisw heard this.. but romours are going on that Daniela is going out with Hossa... dont kno his first name :p... he plays hockey for the Ottawa Senators... whatcha guys think? true? romour?

paycheck
Jun 20th, 2003, 05:44 PM
nnnnnnoooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

no loose!!!!!! :sad:


Good Try Girls!!!

Wimbledon is next on the list!!!! do good! :wavey:


anyone heard of the rmours lately? i kno the guys at tennisw heard this.. but romours are going on that Daniela is going out with Hossa... dont kno his first name :p... he plays hockey for the Ottawa Senators... whatcha guys think? true? romour?

I can only say that I hope it's not true :angel:

beauty_is_pink
Jun 20th, 2003, 06:52 PM
I can only say that I hope it's not true :angel:


same here! jus concentrate on tennis Daniela!!! :bounce:

and i rather her date Marat Safin than Hossa... ;)

Albireo
Jun 20th, 2003, 06:59 PM
A really nice report of the Stevenson match, among other issues, from Wendy Grossman, who is one of the few on rec.sport.tennis whose opinion and knowledge are above reproach. I don't know how she got to be part of the "press" at Eastbourne, but she's been sitting in with the media. Wendy, if this is copyrighted, I apologize for posting it here. Sorry about the formatting, guys:

"On to the subject of Hantuchova's thinness. I saw her playing here last
year, and thought she had the tiniest ass I'd ever seen. This year, it
actually looks a little curvier to me. But her arms and legs are
genuinely stick-thin. Here's how thin she is. On the first practice
court, I saw a woman in red who was so impossibly thin I thought she was
Hantuchova. She wasn't. I kept going and found an even thinner woman -
and that was Hantuchova. I would have no trouble, I think, closing my
hand around her biceps, which would make her biceps about the size of my
wrist. She looked somewhat discouraged in practice - she was hitting
serves when I saw her, and Sears was I think trying to help her feel
better about them.

"The guy I saw interviewing Bovina yesterday was Brad Faulkner, who travels
about 20 events a year for Tennis Week. He didn't mind my eavesdropping
at all. I filled him in on the game he missed where Stevenson was 40-0 up
on her serve to go up 6-5 in the first set and lost it: Hantuchova
stepped up her game, and if AS choked, it was very subtle. I asked him if
he thought Hantuchova was “scarily thin”. Well, he said, she's definitely
thinner now than when she won Indian Wells last year - he was there. On
the other hand, he believes she's gotten taller since then (which will
thin you out), had very low body fat to begin with, has a very thin body
type, and is an optimist. Otherwise...”it could be the other thing.” A
journalist behind me says into her phone, “She looked bone thin. Like she
could use a good meal.” This journalist sounds like one of those English
females who doesn't mince words; in fact her accent and voice sound
exactly like the team captain at one of my tennis clubs, who is a kindly
but no-nonsense type).

"Still don't know who the thin player in red was, but it could have been
Samantha Reeves, who's quite thin and began the day playing Koulikovskaya.
Three games of that match was enough: I'd have predicted Reeves in
straights.

"Stevenson versus Hantuchova is an interesting match-up on grass. Neither
is having a great year, and although Hantuchova is the higher-ranked (and
more varied) player, Stevenson has a good record on grass, given her
(somewhat lucky) Wimbledon semi in 1999. The match began with the two
trading breaks of serve. Understandably, perhaps: the wind on Centre
Court isn't as bad as the wind on Court 1 (at least for the spectators,
since on Court 1 the wind sweeps through the shaded stands and with
everyone on the opposite turning brilliant red in the sun, the folks on
the shaded stand huddle inside their Polartec fleeces and shiver) but it's
still pretty noticeable, and Hantuchova, who has a very high ball toss,
took a lot of time over her serves, catching the ball, pausing in hopes
the gusts would die down. But Hantuchova is a twitchy player anyway. A
mobile phone rings quietly, and she pauses without looking up, tapping
lightly on the top of her racquet strings until it stops. Stevenson seems
to handle it better, but...seems may be the operative word.

"At 2-3, Hantuchova serving, Stevenson outhits, puts away a tentative
Hantuchova volley, gets a lucky net corde, and benefits from a wide
Hantuchova shot to go up 4-2. Stevenson serving at 4-2 got three easy
points in a row, with a big serve at 30-0 to set up game points. At which
moment, Hantuchova stepped it up, first forcing an error, then passing at
the net, and then outrallying Stevenson, for deuce. A perfect lob set up
a break point, and a double-fault gave the game to Hantuchova. Back at
the chairs, Stevenson dropped her racquet in disgusted - grass is not a
satisfying surface to do this on. At this point, they're fairly evenly
matched - the rallies are more or less evenly paced in that although
Hantuchova's balls seem fizzier Stevenson's seem heavier and more solid.
You have to like Stevenson's one-handed backhand, too. Still, Hantuchova
wins her serve to 15, though someone pushed the pause button her serve
when a mobile phone rings. Stevenson hits shots long at 0-15 and 30-15,
and nets at 40-15. 4-4.

"For the first few points of the next game, Stevenson didn't really need
Hantuchova on court at all. Double-fault, ace, double-fault to 15-30. A
big serve followed by a good putaway for 30-30, then a missed return and a
successful pass give Stevenson 5-4. Stevenson is, of course, not thin,
but she looks in better shape than last year; Hantuchova, waiting to
return serve, looks scarily stick-like, and you don't quite understand why
she doesn't break getting back some of these serves. Serving to save the
set, Hantuchova's first serve bounces in the service box. Her own service
box, well away from the net. Probably the worst serve I've seen from a
pro. Nerves? The second service is OK, but Hantuchova follows it up with
a very long shot. There is a lot of wind now, and Hantuchova catches the
ball before she starts the next serve, but brings Stevenson in, and
Stevenson hits it long. A wide return, a netted volley, and a long return
give Hantuchova the game for 5-5.

"At this point, the line calls go screwy. Hantuchova hits a passing shot
that's called out on the sideline, which DH protests (it's not the first
time she's disagreed with the calls on this particular line), and asks the
umpire, “Are you ever, ever, going to...?” Then on the next point her shot
is called out on the other line. Then she pokes a reply out, and it's
40-0. And then Stevenson hits one long, Hantuchova nails a sideline with
a backhand, and although Stevenson pulls Hantuchova in with a drop shot,
she makes it and passes successfully. Deuce. Hantuchova attacks, forcing
AS further and further back, and then hits a drop shot followed up by a
good volley passer. Game, DH, and AS even more disgusted. Serving for
the set, however, Hantuchova hits one out (just, another of those long
look I can't believe the call points), double-faulted, for 0-30. Then
forced an error from AS, but double-faulted against for 15-40. Stevenson
ought to be a press darling because her mother's “one of us” but in fact
you sense everyone rooting for Hantuchova. A long rally ends with
Hantuchova's pushing up a defensive lob that's too short and that
Stevenson correctly kills. Stevenson really didn't have to do much to
“force” the tiebreaker.

"But at this point she gets wiped out 7-2 in the tiebreak, with Hantuchova
hitting the sidelines and generally playing well.
Hantuchova served to open the second set. Stevenson, serving at 1-0, was
hit with two beautiful lobs. However, the second, played at 15-30, was
clearly - CLEARLY - out. Called good. Passing shot, 1-1. The set,
predictably, went Hantuchova's way in the end.

"Watching them, you'd have to say that Stevenson has more power on the
serve and on groundstrokes - but Hantuchova has more variety and perhaps
more ability to move the ball around and force different angles.

"Virginia Wade was answering questions while everyone waited for
Hantuchova, who likes to take more than half an hour to shower, change,
and apply makeup, and a lot of the questions were inevitably about DH and
some of the other players. Topics included DH's weight, whether modeling
and other off-court distractions ruined Kournikova's career (which she
agrees was largely derailed by injuries), the future of British tennis and
so on.

"A lot of what Wade says about current top players she tempers with noting
that she doesn't really know and she's speculating. At this point we
segue into talking about Hantuchova - a sort of bad move, since she's due
in a few mninutes, and she might be a bit dismayed if she comes in and
finds a clutch of people discussing her body in detail. Wade notes that
there have been plenty of players who really have had eating disorders -
Carling Bassett, for example - but also lots of players who have been
extremely thin. So no one really knows whether DH is anorexic, but
everyone agrees she's underweight. Hantuchova herself says she eats, and
it's a nice problem to have that she can eat whatever she wants. Male
journalist asks, “So you can eat a whole plate of chips [British for
French fries] and nothing happens?” “Yes.” “Would you eat chips?” “No.”
Under pressure, she suggested comparing her heart rate to that of the
other players: “I feel I am fit and strong.” And she thinks she proved
it today in the match against Stevenson, beating a power player "two sizes
bigger than me" (what clothing store does *she* go to?). She seems very
nice and friendly, and smiles a lot; but it's not clear how much she
resents these questions. (Calista Flockhart became very, very hostile
under similar lines of questioning, but to be fair, that was after a lot
more of it and a lot more speculation in the media. For Hantuchova, “the
thin thing” has only just begun.

"The British tennis press seems to be under the impression that Hantuchova
wants to be a model; they've clearly been reading too much of their own
Hantuchova = Kournikova copy (and Wade agrees that the problem with
Kournikova's career was injuries, and talks about what a fantastic player
she was before she broke her thumb here in Eastbourne. “She was never the
same again,” she said.). But Hantuchova makes it clear she wants to be a
tennis player, and says her agent is helping her keep a balance. “Some
things I have to do.” It's interesting: Hantuchova in a press
conference, even with lip gloss, nail polish, and the visor that shields
her eyes, comes across as nice and sweet, but hardly glamorous. On court,
where the average player comes undone with sweat and the dishevelment
that's inevitably when you play an athletic sport, she looks definitely
glamorous - the height, the necklace that sometimes looks like pearls
(it's just white beads), the memory of the little black cocktail dress at
the Australian in 2002, the way she swishes back to the baseline with
those supermodel-broad shoulders dominating proceedings, and little in the
way of grunting to disturb the mystery of what she's thinking."

marquinho_85
Jun 20th, 2003, 08:22 PM
On court,
where the average player comes undone with sweat and the dishevelment
that's inevitably when you play an athletic sport, she looks definitely
glamorous - the height, the necklace that sometimes looks like pearls
(it's just white beads), the memory of the little black cocktail dress at
the Australian in 2002, the way she swishes back to the baseline with
those supermodel-broad shoulders dominating proceedings, and little in the
way of grunting to disturb the mystery of what she's thinking."



I can imagine daniela's necklace jumping all excited :bounce: :bounce: when he reads this part;) :cool:

daniela's necklace
Jun 20th, 2003, 08:33 PM
http://smilies.crowd9.com/cwm/big/cool.gif

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http://www.geocities.com/shameless_poster/daniela/daniela.txt (http://www.wtaworld.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=110) http://www.geocities.com/shameless_poster/daniela/hantuchova.txt (http://daniela-hantuchova.fr.tc)

marquinho_85
Jun 20th, 2003, 08:35 PM
http://smilies.crowd9.com/cwm/big/cool.gif

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http://www.geocities.com/shameless_poster/daniela/daniela.txt (http://www.wtaworld.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=110) http://www.geocities.com/shameless_poster/daniela/hantuchova.txt (http://daniela-hantuchova.fr.tc)


now that's a big ass smilie
but that's how you feel right now ;)

beauty_is_pink
Jun 20th, 2003, 08:40 PM
now that's a big ass smilie
but that's how you feel right now ;)


THJAT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ADORABLE!!!! :kiss:

daniela's necklace
Jun 20th, 2003, 08:50 PM
I have to use smilies when there arent enough words to describe what I'm thinking or feeling http://www.geocities.com/shameless_poster/random/love.txt

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Albireo
Jun 20th, 2003, 09:29 PM
As to the Hossa rumors, I suspect that they're a figment of someone's imagination (as in someone who wants to pair up Slovakia's most eligible athletes). The British tabs may be next-to-worthless, but they're excellent at scoping out celebrity dish (remember how they were all over the Kournikova-Federov stuff a few years back?) So far they've said nothing about Hossa, and seeing that DH has been the major tennis topic in England this last week, it could hardly be a secret.... ;)

beauty_is_pink
Jun 20th, 2003, 09:43 PM
As to the Hossa rumors, I suspect that they're a figment of someone's imagination (as in someone who wants to pair up Slovakia's most eligible athletes). The British tabs may be next-to-worthless, but they're excellent at scoping out celebrity dish (remember how they were all over the Kournikova-Federov stuff a few years back?) So far they've said nothing about Hossa, and seeing that DH has been the major tennis topic in England this last week, it could hardly be a secret.... ;)


thanks for clearing this up albireo! :wavey:

Albireo
Jun 20th, 2003, 10:14 PM
thanks for clearing this up albireo! :wavey:

Don't exactly quote me on this-- I could be wrong! :) But I doubt that a top tennis player could date ANYBODY without it being in the British press.

It's kind of sad, actually-- only in pro tennis could a gorgeous 20-year-old woman have spent her life dateless. Maybe a boyfriend would be the best thing for her.

beauty_is_pink
Jun 20th, 2003, 10:17 PM
Don't exactly quote me on this-- I could be wrong! :) But I doubt that a top tennis player could date ANYBODY without it being in the British press.

It's kind of sad, actually-- only in pro tennis could a gorgeous 20-year-old woman have spent her life dateless. Maybe a boyfriend would be the best thing for her.


no.. its good.. she wont get distracted!

as i said... go for Marat Safin Daniela! hes a drool-bucket!

chapel
Jun 20th, 2003, 10:21 PM
Don't exactly quote me on this-- I could be wrong! :) But I doubt that a top tennis player could date ANYBODY without it being in the British press.

It's kind of sad, actually-- only in pro tennis could a gorgeous 20-year-old woman have spent her life dateless. Maybe a boyfriend would be the best thing for her.

fine :rolleyes: then i volunteer!


....i know, i know it's a selfless act but it's nice to do something good for other people. i'm gona do her a favor :angel:

fan22
Jun 20th, 2003, 10:24 PM
{text removed and reposted to the NEW HERE thread}
fan22

{what an idiot}

chapel
Jun 20th, 2003, 10:26 PM
WELCOME to the CP, Paycheck.

As our Asian Rep....we ask that you occasionally scan sites of Asian Newspapers, sports sites, etc for photos of DH that we may not otherwise find....it's always fun when someone posts a recent pic no-one has seen before.

I suspect that there are some Chinese-language sites that may have some tennis coverage (especially next week during Wimbledon) that we may not be able to navigate or find.

SweFan is our resident picture finding expert....he's AMAZING...and we can't figure out how he does it, but he does and we appreciate it...

I try too, and occasionally find 1 or 2 that SweFan hasn't come upon yet.

again, welcome and we we look forward to your help!
fan22


wrong thread, buddy! :rolleyes: :p

marquinho_85
Jun 20th, 2003, 10:28 PM
wrong thread, buddy! :rolleyes: :p


hahahaahah :o :o :rolleyes:

fan22
Jun 20th, 2003, 10:53 PM
OOOOOOPPPPPPPPPSSSSSSS!!!!!!

Now I know how pinky must feel all the time!!!!!!

kysersoze
Jun 20th, 2003, 11:06 PM
fine :rolleyes: then i volunteer!


....i know, i know it's a selfless act but it's nice to do something good for other people. i'm gona do her a favor :angel:


wow, <sarcasm> that would be really hard to do chaps. spending all that time with her, helping her, nurturing her. Are you SURE you want to do that? </sarcasm>

kysersoze
Jun 20th, 2003, 11:09 PM
no.. its good.. she wont get distracted!

as i said... go for Marat Safin Daniela! hes a drool-bucket!

Suddenly thought.....if she is going with Hossa, would mean she would visit him in Ottawa, which is only two hours away. Plus she would go see him play, and since monteal is near ottawa may be in this city before next years rogers tournement (ok its a long shot but what they hell!). Could convince her to dump him and go out with someone more suitable......

kysersoze
Jun 20th, 2003, 11:10 PM
OOOOOOPPPPPPPPPSSSSSSS!!!!!!

Now I know how pinky must feel all the time!!!!!!

bless her. She writes so many messages on the forum she can't keep track of them all the time.....

chapel
Jun 20th, 2003, 11:18 PM
wow, <sarcasm> that would be really hard to do chaps. spending all that time with her, helping her, nurturing her. Are you SURE you want to do that? </sarcasm>

i know it's a little too much but a guy's got to do what a guy's got to do :rolleyes:

beauty_is_pink
Jun 21st, 2003, 12:24 AM
bless her. She writes so many messages on the forum she can't keep track of them all the time.....


awww!!! lol thanks aaron! :kiss:

and YES i do write a lot of posts.. i cant keep track of everyone f22.. :rolleyes: lol

beauty_is_pink
Jun 21st, 2003, 12:25 AM
YES! and if she goes out with *hossa* she will spend mrore time in Canada.. fall in love with Canada.. and then become a Canadian citizen!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

fan22
Jun 21st, 2003, 01:11 AM
awww!!! lol thanks aaron! :kiss:

and YES i do write a lot of posts.. i cant keep track of everyone f22.. :rolleyes: lol
but that's why we love you!

smarties
Jun 21st, 2003, 03:04 AM
YES! and if she goes out with *hossa* she will spend mrore time in Canada.. fall in love with Canada.. and then become a Canadian citizen!!!!!!!!!!!

That explains why she left the Slovaq Fed Cup team. She will play for the Canadian team now ;)

beauty_is_pink
Jun 21st, 2003, 03:09 AM
but that's why we love you!

pssshhhttt yeh i kno :rolleyes:

who wouldnt love me?! like what kind of idiot?! haha jokes.... jokes...

marquinho_85
Jun 21st, 2003, 03:12 AM
pssshhhttt yeh i kno :rolleyes:

who wouldnt love me?! like what kind of idiot?! haha jokes.... jokes...


we ALL love you pinky, you're the coolest!!! :cool: :bounce:
a bit crazy but we like that ;) :worship:

beauty_is_pink
Jun 21st, 2003, 03:13 AM
That explains why she left the Slovaq Fed Cup team. She will play for the Canadian team now ;)


and we then.. will finally win somthing... besidees curling.. :rolleyes:

lol


say.. smarties.. are you Canadian?

marquinho_85
Jun 21st, 2003, 03:32 AM
and we then.. will finally win somthing... besidees curling.. :rolleyes:

lol


say.. smarties.. are you Canadian?

curling is AWESOME pinky, you should be proud...
well is not as exciting as tennis but I like it.. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

beauty_is_pink
Jun 21st, 2003, 03:34 AM
curling is AWESOME pinky, you should be proud...
well is not as exciting as tennis but I like it.. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


oh yeh.. im proud all right... woohoo... go curling team.. :rolleyes: lol



hey.. at least Canada kicked USA's asss in hockey at the Olympics... man that was the BOMB! i was so ooo proud!

paycheck
Jun 21st, 2003, 03:48 AM
hey.. at least Canada kicked USA's asss in hockey at the Olympics... man that was the BOMB! i was so ooo proud!

And not long ago Mike Weir won the Masters. First Canadian to win a major in golf, and only the second left hander. :bounce: :worship:

smarties
Jun 21st, 2003, 01:54 PM
Of course Pinky:), but I'm French Canadian, I'm from Montréal, Québec.

moogle san
Jun 21st, 2003, 02:36 PM
seems like there's a strong fanbase in canada :)

:wavey: to Canada :)

beauty_is_pink
Jun 21st, 2003, 07:20 PM
Of course Pinky:), but I'm French Canadian, I'm from Montréal, Québec.


haha everyone is from montreal in Canada tho....

any Torontorian??????

beauty_is_pink
Jun 21st, 2003, 07:21 PM
seems like there's a strong fanbase in canada :)



thats cause we rule moogie... ;)

beauty_is_pink
Jun 21st, 2003, 07:41 PM
mwahahahahah everyone knows now how Chanda Rubin KICKED, WHIPPED, KILLED, SMASHED Martinez's ass!!!!!!! :devil: :devil: :devil:
hahahahaha


Go Chanda! what a revenge! hehee

Congrats Chanda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!


i wonder how Graham and doubtie did??? did you guys meet???? tell us stories!!! :wavey:
hope graham didnt scare ya doubtie ;) hehe

GrahamD
Jun 22nd, 2003, 02:17 AM
A few things for me to add here. Firstly, as you all know, I was here all week from Monday morning thru to the final today. I only saw five games in total - both of Dani's singles and doubles and the final. I also saw most of Samantha Reeves :hearts: against Stephanie Foretz on an outside court. The rest of the time I spent with Daniela at the practice courts where she either sparred with Nigel or Chanda. Most sessions were about two hours long and if I remember rightly, she had two sessions on Monday.

Aside from that, I preferred to watch everybody else on the practice courts - access and views were so much better than the main courts and as I was taking lots of photos, this was what was most important to me - you cant beat standing side by side, face to face on a practice court.

To see Daniela on court with Anastasia was also a bonus for me too! :hearts: :hearts:

If I've come away with one slight concern it's this - we've been saying for a long time that clay isn't Dani's best surface and that as soon as she gets on grass we'll see the real Dani. Unfortunately, I don't think that was the case. I know this is only used as a warm up for Wimbledon, but I cant help feeling that Dani should have been in the final today, not Conchita. She had a great chance after Elia beat Davenport, and I think that if Dani had beaten Martinez, she would have beaten Elia too, but that wasn't to be.

But there were some good points too - there should be no concerns whatsoever about Daniela's strength. She had the crowds gasping at times with some of her raking shots to the corners so that part of her game is still there. The serve could do with a bit more ooomph! Even though it was very windy and difficult to serve most of the time, she seemed to lack power in that at times and it was something that always seemed to take a back seat during training. It was like as if it was an after thought to practice some serves while the rest of the two hours were spent on everything else.

Overall, it was a fantastic week for me despite a really dreadful performance against Martinez which was somewhat eradicated by Chandas great performances in the final today and beating Capriati yesterday. I'm looking forward to next year already.

marquinho_85
Jun 22nd, 2003, 04:02 AM
I'm looking forward to next year already.

hahaha Graham, after the experiences you've had, who wouldn't be looking forward to next year ;)

beauty_is_pink
Jun 22nd, 2003, 04:06 AM
thats it graham.. im saving money up and next year you're taking me!!!!!! :bounce:

hehe..

GrahamD
Jun 22nd, 2003, 12:13 PM
thats it graham.. im saving money up and next year you're taking me!!!!!! :bounce:

hehe..

You should all come next year - believe me - it is paradise on earth.

Where else in the world can you sit around on the lawn by the main stand where all the players come and go, take close up pictures of them as they mingle in amongst the crowds, walk beside them, get autographs, stand next to them by the practice courts, see lots of other famous people wandering by, eat strawberries and cream in the champagne garden which was right on the side of the practice court Dani used the most, talk to the players and coaches, watch their TV interviews, :drool: :bounce: :drool: :bounce: :drool: :bounce:

When you are with someone you care for so much but have only been able to share time with her through TV, the internet and other tournaments with no access to players to suddenly being so close to her for so long every day, it is very hard to describe that feeling. It really is a dream world and I couldn't have dreamt a better dream if I had tried.

Because I had such a brilliant week here, it is unlikely I will go to Wimbledon now, I will just watch it on TV. On digital TV here, you can choose from dozens of games to watch, so I think that will be my best bet. I don't need any more autographs, I won't get any better photos that those I have just taken, the security is much tighter at W, there is no access to the players (so I've heard) and there is no way I am going to be able to have a better week than this.

See you all at Paradise next year. :wavey:

moogle san
Jun 22nd, 2003, 05:26 PM
You should all come next year - believe me - it is paradise on earth.

Where else in the world can you sit around on the lawn by the main stand where all the players come and go, take close up pictures of them as they mingle in amongst the crowds, walk beside them, get autographs, stand next to them by the practice courts, see lots of other famous people wandering by, eat strawberries and cream in the champagne garden which was right on the side of the practice court Dani used the most, talk to the players and coaches, watch their TV interviews, :drool: :bounce: :drool: :bounce: :drool: :bounce:



oh graham, stop it, stop it, pleeeeeaaaaase :eek:
Now you make me really, really envious :p

Eastbourne just has become a new dot on my world map that has to be vistited some time - during Hastings of course :bounce:

paycheck
Jun 23rd, 2003, 07:52 AM
You should all come next year - believe me - it is paradise on earth.


Sure Graham you'll buy the plane tickets, let me just remind you that I live in Taiwan and I don't accept anything less than first class seats.
I think you'd better start saving money! Man! I'm a spoiled brat!:wavey: