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Jun 26th, 2003, 01:38 AM
The Championships, Wimbledon

[1]Larisa Ferrer vs. Elizabeth Hawkins
Mirjana Huubere vs. [29]Ana-Maria Herrera
[21]Bryanne Applegate vs. Qualifier #1
Marta-Maria Conde-Martinez vs. [15]Gisele Noventz

[11]Anabel Conde-Martinez vs. Qualifier #2
Natalya Dlhopolcova vs. [24]Carmen Prado
[28]Paula Masterton vs. Liezel Coetzer
Jennifer Selles vs. [5]Selima Valentine

[8]Ruflina Taliamanosoko vs. wc Sophie Gambill
Mia-Ling Keller vs. [27]Candela Sanchez-Connelly
[23]Riana-Shamira Zubir vs. Qualifier #8
Qualifier #3 vs. [10]Adriana Gonzalez

[14]Anna Kroulikova vs. Sandy Vicario
Rosie Ribbons vs. [18]Caroline Whitten
Zerene Fernandez vs. [32]Tami Sugarn
Doryssia Morkovina vs. [3]Anjelica de la Courtiere

[4]Brenda Van Haak vs. Juliana Lapentti
Caroline Mutola vs. [30]Joanna Seles
[22]Sabine Graf vs. Fleriancediore Hingisafrilia
Syria Gonzalez vs. [13]Tiffani Eggert

[9]Lindsay-Anne Sarile vs. Catherine Pierce
wc Lyndsay Paterson vs. [17]Monica Gambill
[25]Caroline Menard vs. Qualifier #4
Marta Bajul vs. [7]Jane Wong

[6]Eva Sorrenta vs. Katarina Krivencheva-Molik
Qualifier #7 vs. [26]Mazuelena Majlana
[19]Lucia Kurkova vs. wc Larissa Liashenko
Qualifier #6 vs. [12]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko

[16]Karla Herrera vs. Rachel-Anne Fleischmann
Qualifier #5 vs. [20]Madonika-Diva Jahfson
[31]Rachel Spears vs. Yadira Mendivil
wc Samantha Soren vs. [2]Marteena Huubere


[1]Diana Mahler vs. Angeles Rosario
Fridorzally Hingisafrilia vs. [15]Meghann Adeva

[2]Jacquelyn Whitten vs. Hanna Ryderstedt
Katarina Shawfink vs. [13]Anastasia Lobacheva

[3]Anne-Laure Vandelion vs. wc-Bianka Harlow
Joanna Chan vs. [9]Amanda Kolbovic

[4]Samantha Kraston vs. Lourdes Rosario
Tatjana Vukasinovic vs. [11]Amanda Poirot

[5]Nina Strycovsson vs. Fabiola Perez-Carmino
Venus Tulyaganova vs. [16]Elena Dokic

[6]Carolina Spencer vs. Slutina Bendenova
Berta Calpena vs. [12]Nika Beckham

[7]Emilie Joubert vs. Madzia Grzybowska
Sabine Eggert vs. [10]Elke Vandecaetsbeek

[8]Aranxta Danese vs. Mary Pierce
Hedviga Svetikova vs. [14]Nadia Banaszek


[1]de la Courtiere/Sorrenta vs. Ribbons/S. Gambill
Fr. Hingisafrilia/Vandelion vs. Applegate/Valentine
Eggert/Sugarn vs. Jahfson/Liashenko
Mi. Huubere/J. Lapentti vs. [8]Kroulikova/Noventz

[5]Coetzer/Van Haak vs. Pierce/Mutola
Keller/Mahler vs. A. Conde-Martinez/Prado
Fernandez/Vandecaetsbeek vs. Calpena/Sanchez-Connelly
Fl. Hingisafrilia/Soren vs. [3]Taliamanosoko/Wong

[4]Selles/Whitten vs. Lobacheva/Morkovina
A. Gonzalez/K. Herrera vs. wc S. Eggert/Paterson
Dulko/Gambill vs. Majlana/Masterton
Qualifiers #1 vs. [7]Huubere/Sarile

[6]Graf/Zubir vs. Qualifiers #2
Dlhopolcova/Krivencheva-Molik vs. A. Herrera/Ryderstedt
Beckham/M. Conde-Martinez vs. Banaszek/Seles
Strycovsson/S. Gonzalez vs. [2]Ferrer/Kurkova


[1]Bajul/Spencer vs. Bye
Danese/Perez-Carmino vs. [3]Joubert/Poirot

wc [2]Fleischmann/Hawkins vs. Bye
Vukasinovic/J. Whitten vs. [4]Adeva/Chan


[1]de la Courtiere/Ferrero vs. bye
S. Gonzalez/Ribas vs. Mendivil/Tavares
Sugarn/Osgood vs. Napalaphong/Osgood
Spencer/Spencer vs. [15]M. Huubere/Bjorkman

[12]A. Conde-Martinez/B. Conde-Martinez vs. Krivencheva-Molik/Roddick
Gambill/Owen Rhun vs. Lobacheva/Duchesnikiev
M. Conde-Martinez/M. Conde-Martinez vs. Mutola/Kimjumba
bye vs. [5]Kurkova/Mirnyi

[7]Dulko/Dombrowski vs. bye
Fr. Hingisafrilia/Le Frandt vs. Ribbons/Bones
Jahfson/Dean vs. Strycovsson/Beckham
Ryderstedt/Soderling vs. [11]Kroulikova/Kirov

[16]A. Gonzalez/Vidal vs. Paterson/Mackin
Fl. Hingisafrilia/Le Frandt vs. Bajul/Petrenko
Seles/Seles vs. Harlow/Lynninger
bye vs. [3]Taliamanosoko/Applegate

[4]Wong/Lee vs. bye
K. Herrera/de Armas vs. Danese/Danese
Liashenko/Liashenko vs. Morkovina/Nadal
Spears/Spears vs. [13]Applegate/Almasy

[10]Sarile/Sanchez vs. S. Eggert/Thiessen
Joubert/Zamoyski vs. Chan/Andersen
Sanchez-Connelly/Vazquez vs. Beckham/Beckham
bye vs. [6]Van Haak/O. Rochus

[8]Graf/McEnroe vs. Dlhopolcova/Hrbaty
Mi. Huubere/Woodbridge vs. J. Lapentti/G. Lapentti
Perez-Carmano/Morena vs. A. Herrera/Gambill
Adeva/Flores vs. [9]Masterton/Rusedski

[14]Zubir/Enqvist vs. Soren/Roddick
Fernandez/Armando vs. Vandelion/Grinda
Mahler/Kiffer vs. Pierce/Seagill
bye vs. [2]Sorrenta/Nestor

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Jun 26th, 2003, 04:09 AM
why ask so much for a thread if no bitch posts :p

Jun 26th, 2003, 04:14 AM
Thanks for adding Slutina into singles qualies!

the jamierbelyea
Jun 26th, 2003, 05:20 AM
[1]de la Courtiere/Ferrero vs. bye
S. Gonzalez/Ribas vs. Mendivil/Tavares
Sugarn/Osgood vs. Napalaphong/Osgood
Spencer/Spencer vs. [15]M. Huubere/Bjorkman

Battle of Thais, Brothers in 1R of Mixed Doubles:

Tami Sugarn of Thailand and her mixed doubles partner with Jeffrey Osgood will battle Thai junior upstart Chattida Thassa Napalaphong and younger brother Timonthy Osgood in the 1R of the Wimbledon mixed doubles tournament.

"It's hard to beleive this is a mixed doubles match at Wimbledon! All four of us hang out and play mixed together, when we have free time. So, it's going to be like another practice session."

Rumors have been ciruclating that Tami Sugarn has a relationship with one of the Osgood brothers. The question has been, which one? With Tami choosing to play with older brother Jeff to play in this tournament (Jeff is 24 years old) and dumping eighteen year old Tim Osgood (they played the French Open together) who is now playing with Chattida Thassa Napalaphong, it leads to many questions.

When asked about this Sugarn said, "A lady does not kiss and tell! Naughty reporter. The Osgood brothers are good friends of mine, and they are very close. A lady would never get in their way. It's just tennis!"

Rumors speculate seeing Sugarn and Jeff Osgood together late in the night at Birmingham AND Eastbourne, it only leads to more questions. With the sudden mixed partner change, it leads to more speculation.

Yet, Sugarn still claims she's single and loving it. "I would love to be dating one of these guys. They are gorgeous, altho Timmie is a little young. They are very sweet, and very good to me. Right now, there's no time in my life for it. They just happen to be with me on tour, and playing mixed with me!"

A sudden blush came to her face, as she left the interview.

http://www87.sakura.ne.jp/~dhbvg87/Gallery/photo206/020503-006.jpg http://www.syntheticsoul.com/jwblurry/jeff1.jpg
Tami Sugarn and Jeffrey Osgood

http://www87.sakura.ne.jp/~dhbvg87/Gallery/photo211/021006-2036.jpg http://www.syntheticsoul.com/jwblurry/tim1.jpg
Chattida Thassa Napalaphong and Timonthy Osgood

Jun 26th, 2003, 05:35 AM

1 Larisa Ferrer: She is the best and there is no doubt, anyways she didnt had a very successfull grass season. She has a tough draw but she will probably make the quarterfinals at least.

2 Marteena Huubere: Horrible season for Huubere, it seemed that she could come here with much more confidence specialy as she started the year... making quarters will be a big success.

3 Anjelica de la Courtiere: A couple of firs tround losses after Roland Garros, tough draw with Morkovina, Sugarn and Morkovina. Don't expect much from the Roland Garros champion here.

4 Brenda Van Haak: Making no noise as always, could be easy road to the third round... but a real good test with either Graf or Eggert.

5 Selima Valentine: We always expect a lot from Selima, this is the only slam missing in her list. She got tricky Masterton in her second round. Selima could go far here and as always a candidate to the title.

6 Eva Sorrenta: Well after the Australian Open she has done anything, never won a match here. Tough draw with Kurkova in the third round, but if she makes third round I'm sure she will be okay with that.

7 Jane Wong: She hasnt played on grass this year and has not an easy draw, Bajul could cause an upset here. If Jane passes her r1 she might make quarterfinals unless Gambill wants to get some revenge from that bad Roland Garros.

8 Ruflina Taliamanosoko: We never know with Ruflina, she can either lose in the first round to Sophie Gambill or could go straight to the final. A serious candidate to the title.

9 Lindsay-Anne Sarile: She likes hardcourts, she has a tough draw since the first round... I expect an early exit.

10 Adriana Gonzalez: She is Spanish, her best surface is obviously not grass... anyways she won a challenger on grass. Draw is not that bad until the third round. Why not Adriana has the talent to make the third round and maybe further.

11 Anabel Conde-Martinez: She did quarterfinals at Roland Garros when no one expected it, but here her draw is quite tough, specially her second and third round.

12 Gianna-Adrianna Dulko: She seems to have runned out of gass. Round 2.

13 Tiffani Eggert: She won Eastbourne like last year, and she has the talent... but she usually does bad on grand slams.

14 Anna Kroulikova: Sandy Vicario in her first round... could be a first round exit... but if she overcomes that she could make Qf.

15 Gisele Noventz: Her form is too irregular. Second round loss to Applegate

16 Karla Herrera: Rachel Anne Fleischmann is no joke and with Herrera's usual irregularity she might get out in the first round.

Dangerous floaters (other seeds])

22 Sabine Graf: Former champion, even if she is in bad form we know that she can wake up in any moment. She has a tough draw but is able to overcome it.

19 Lucia Kurkova: Won 's-Hertogenbosch, very talented. She has beaten the top players. Why not, she can get the title.

21 Bryanne Applegate: She loves grass.. but I have my doubts.

24 Carmen Prado: As jr was runner up in 2001. She has had a very good season.

29 Ana Maria Herrera: Birmingham champion... she has to be dangerous. Wimbledon jr winner in 2001 and runner-up in 2002.

32 Tami Sugarn: She is good on this surface, she has experience. She is having a bad season but she is Tami, she can do it.

Jun 26th, 2003, 06:41 AM

Dangerous floaters (other seeds])

22 Sabine Graf: Former champion, even if she is in bad form we know that she can wake up in any moment. She has a tough draw but is able to overcome it.

thanks for the draws and thanks very much for this analysis - I hope it will come true :D

Jun 26th, 2003, 07:22 AM
thanks for the draw and no thanks for the analisys :fiery: Karla just reached Easbourne final and plans to do the same here :p ;)

Jun 26th, 2003, 08:22 AM

Why there is no Bajul in doubles draw ??
She should be with Caroline ( petosp player )


Jun 26th, 2003, 09:18 AM
Handicapping the Field

[1]Larisa Ferrer- 3-1: For no other reason than she is the greatest player to play the game. She could win anytime and any day. A good bet to win her second Wimbledon on any day.

[2]Marteena Huubere- 5-1: Not having the year she would like, however at number 2 in the world she is still an intimidating opponent. Probably won't win, but due for a good performance.

[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere 5-1: The newest Grand Slam Champion will not make it two in a row. She is a clay court specialist. Can do well but won't pass the QF at best.

[4]Brenda Van Haak 3-1: Very quietly this consistent player made her way up to #4. She may very quietly steal this title as their is no clear favorite.

[5]Selima Valentine- 6-1: Still without proper match play, she may just not be ready to reclaim her position at the top. Look for her to make a run for the US Open.

[6]Eva Sorrenta- 10-1: Always one of the best. However, she is very looking forward to returning to the hard courts next month and may not be completely focused on winning here.

[7]Jane Wong- 15-1: Playing good tennis this year may help her win a few rounds, but her clay court preference will prevent her from the title.

[8]Ruflina Taliamanosoko- 4-1: With no clear favorite look for Ruflina to rise to the challenge. She is one of the players to beat.

[9]Lindsay-Anne Sarile- 20-1: Great player, but hasn't learned how to win match after match just yet.

[10]Adriana Gonzalez- 10-1: This little known player won a challenger on grass earlier this month with a win over grass court expert, Tiffani Eggert. Obviously knows how to play on grass and can win a big match. We may be learning more about this girl real fast.

[11]Anabel Conde-Martinez- 25-1: Another seed, another upset.

[12]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko- 25-1: Out of Top 10, out of contention.

[13]Tiffani Eggert- 6-1: If she ever wants to add a grand slam to her resume, it will be this one this year. With only 1 QF in the last 3 years, look for her to make another quick and disappointing exit during the first week.

[14]Anna Kroulikova- 15-1: Talented young player, but needs a few more years to mature.

[15]Gisele Noventz- 12-1: Playing good tennis right now. Has to get past Ferrer if she wants a shot. Not enough confidence in herself to win. She is her own toughest opponent.

[16]Karla Herrera- 8-1: A good player and can play on grass. She should have a good tournament.

The Field- 3-1
With so many dangerous floaters in the draw and no real favorite, it is almost a guarantee that there will be at least one unseeded finalist and quite possibly a champion.

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 26th, 2003, 10:22 AM
pff caroline just got done kicking ana-maria's ass all over the court.

Jun 26th, 2003, 10:29 AM
Jane Wong has no expectations

Jane Wong signing autographs in autograph island

Jane Wong who has a good year, reaching no. 7 in the world is happy with her form. However she has no expectations in Wimbledon.

'I come to play in Wimbledon becuase of the prestige, that is why I play here. I will try my best, But grass never suit me.'

'I just want to have fun in Wimbledon, the next few months will be tough, with american hardcourt and fall season, chasing for a place in race to the chase.'

'But me and ruflina are having fun in London, we went shopping with Tobias and John my mixed doubles partner together yesterday, and we were enjoying outselves.'

'Marta is a good player, I will try my best, but I think she will sense her chance, but hopefully I can pull through.'

Jun 26th, 2003, 10:40 AM
Thanks for the draws, etc. :)

I won't be here tomorrow at all but I will try to post more articles when I come back Friday.

Jun 26th, 2003, 10:41 AM
Elke, I'm sending points for the pros and you can for the juniors, if that's okay.

Jun 26th, 2003, 10:57 AM
Pre-Wimbledon Interview with Anjelica de la Courtiere

Q. Anjelica, how do you think you'll fare here, coming off your Roland Garros win?
DLC: Well, obviously they are two very different surfaces. I played one match on grass coming into Wimbledon, and I didn't do very well at all. I never expect much on this surface, but my net game is decent and I'm going to try my best. This is a great event with a lot of history, and it's important to me to do well here and go as far as I can. I made the quarterfinals last year, so I know that I have the ability to go deep into the draw, even on grass.

Q. Have you and Eva Sorrenta been practicing your doubles much lately?
DLC: Yes, we have. After Roland Garros we had a big discussion about whether to give up on doubles or to reinvest our interest in it. We decided that we have a lot of fun with doubles, and even more fun when we play well and win. We'd like to win the other three grand slams that we haven't won. So, obviously we've been training hard to be ready for this event. We'd like very much to do well here.

Q. Mixed doubles with Juan Carlos Ferrero, that's a bit of a change from your normal set of partners.
DLC: Yes, it is. Two clay courters seeded #1 in the mixed doubles draw, it's pretty interesting. We saw each other at the big after-Roland Garros party and had a nice long conversation. Juan Carlos is a really friendly and nice guy... he through out the idea that perhaps since neither of us do well in singles on grass, that we could try our luck at mixed doubles. I accepted and am thrilled to be playing with a player of his talent. It's going to be fun to have the two Roland Garros champions pooling their talents on the doubles court.

Q. Thanks Anjelica!
DLC: Thank you.

Jippo McScally
Jun 26th, 2003, 02:18 PM
Rosie Ribbons ready for wimbledon
Rosie Ribbons announced that she's ready for the tough road ahead in Wimbledon. Ribbons, a semi finalist last year open's her campaign against the 18th seed Caroline Whitten.
'It's going to be a very tough match for me. I turned pro in the French Open, and I've had pretty good results on Grass this year. I dont expect to win here, but hopefully I'll be able to win a round or two'
She's also playing doubles with one of her close friends, Sophie Gambill. Ribbons reached the final of the French Open last month and will be looking for similar form against the number one seed's, who she beat in the French Open.

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 26th, 2003, 02:56 PM
Caroline Whitten, can you beat Rosie Ribbons for me? :fiery:

I want to show her for how she feeling when she lost in first round as semifinalist like she beat me at the Australian Open last January! :p

Jun 26th, 2003, 04:19 PM
Gianna Adrianna Dulko wishes to "show those silly predictors" that she can do well at Wimbledon! .....hopefully....;)

Jun 26th, 2003, 04:23 PM
Updated Jakub!

Jun 26th, 2003, 04:37 PM
thank you :)

Dr. Peedy
Jun 27th, 2003, 12:33 AM
Elke, I'm sending points for the pros and you can for the juniors, if that's okay.

:o I forgot entirely about junior Wimbledon. :o There may be a problem... RUS_4_ever said that Birmingham was the last junior tourney I'm allowed to play.

Jun 27th, 2003, 02:50 AM

Lindsay Sarile of the philippines smiles during practice at the 2003 The Championships of FWTT at Wimbledon. She is seeded 9th and will face Catherine Pierce in the first round.

"Well, I'm going to agree with everybody and say that I probably would have an early round exit here (laughs). I have gotten quite a tough draw. Nevertheless, I will try to give all I have got. I'm not looking past Catherine, quite a dangerous player, at this point."

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 27th, 2003, 07:13 AM

Bryanne Applegate of the United States signing autographs for her fans at Wimbledon. Some fans asked her if she can reach Round 3 again and the American said, "Well, I have to play a qualifier first which is tough for me because I don't know who will play with me yet. Gisele Novotnz in the second round is also tough because she beat me at Birmingham two weeks ago so, wait and see. I'll try my best for reach Round 3 again but Quarterfinals or furthur would be great for me!"

ARANTXA:simply the best
Jun 27th, 2003, 09:36 AM
Arantxa Danese:"I'm really happy of getting promoted pro so early.This was my goal for the year and now I'm pro at the end of June.I'm proud for what I have done in the junior and in the pro tournament and I hope I'll encrease my ranking soon in order to play more main draw matches and gain more points.With my husband I did an incredible hard work that is defenitly paying now!I hope to find some new friends here in the tour."

Jun 27th, 2003, 01:20 PM
Oh, that's okay, Elke.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 27th, 2003, 03:33 PM
Ruflina Taliamanosoko of Botswana practicing on the grounds of the AELTC

Taliamanosoko ready for trouble

After a dissapointing first half of the year, FWTT #7 Ruflina Taliamanosoko is ready to turn things around.

Early exits as the Australian and Roland Garros have motivated the Botswanian to perform her best on the sacred grounds at Wimbledon.

Even though clay is my best surface, Wimbleodn is by far my most favorite tournament of the year. The tradition, the formality, the uniqueness of the event is awesome. It has incredible grandeur that makes you really feel like you are a part of something bigger. It's almost spiritual.

After sliding from #2 to #7 within a year, things have not gone so well for the 3-time mother and one time US Open champion. Family comittments have decreased motivation on the court.

It's weird. Sometimes, I'm just like oh no, I hope Anna or Lexi is okay then I realize that I don't care about the match anymore and I just want to get with my children. Right now, Jesus is starting to say his first words so I'm really excited about that, but Tobias (her husband) has to understand that he will be the main caregiver this fortnight.

Several doubles titles this year with best friend Jane Wong have salvaged Ruflina's season. If it wasn't for Jane, who knows where I would be now. She has made me look forward to playing events. It was such a disappointment after Roland Garros, however, and I'm still pretty much shattered by it. But life goes on.

Ruflina will face British wild-card Sophie Gambill in the first round.

I know Monica really well and this is her youngest sister, so I'm nervous to play against the crowd favorite, but at the same time, it motivates me to do better.

Ruflina, for sure, will be focused these 2 weeks.

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 27th, 2003, 04:11 PM
You're a bitch, Ruflina!! Don't mention your bastard husband, Tobias ever again!! :fiery:

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 27th, 2003, 04:12 PM
For people who just turns PRO now, Tobias was my husband but he has affair with Ruflina so, I decided to divorced last year.


Jun 27th, 2003, 05:15 PM
like everybody cares

Jun 27th, 2003, 08:05 PM
Former Tennis player Claudia Kohde-Kilsch predicitions:

1st round:

[1]Larisa Ferrer def. Elizabeth Hawkins
[29]Ana-Maria Herrera def. Mirjana Huubere
[21]Bryanne Applegate def. Qualifier #1
[15]Gisele Noventz def. Marta-Maria Conde-Martinez

Qualifier #2 def. [11]Anabel Conde-Martinez
[24]Carmen Prado def. Natalya Dlhopolcova
[28]Paula Masterton def. Liezel Coetzer
[5]Selima Valentine def. Jennifer Selles

[8]Ruflina Taliamanosoko def. wc Sophie Gambill
Mia-Ling Keller def. [27]Candela Sanchez-Connelly
[23]Riana-Shamira Zubir def. Qualifier #8
[10]Adriana Gonzalez def Qualifier #3

[14]Anna Kroulikova def. Sandy Vicario
Rosie Ribbons def. [18]Caroline Whitten
Zerene Fernandez def. [32]Tami Sugarn
[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere def. Doryssia Morkovina

[4]Brenda Van Haak def. Juliana Lapentti
Caroline Mutola def. [30]Joanna Seles
[22]Sabine Graf def. Fleriancediore Hingisafrilia
[13]Tiffani Eggert def. Syria Gonzalez

[9]Lindsay-Anne Sarile def. Catherine Pierce
[17]Monica Gambill def. wc Lyndsay Paterson
[25]Caroline Menard def. Qualifier #4
[7]Jane Wong def. Marta Bajul

[6]Eva Sorrenta def. Katarina Krivencheva-Molik
Qualifier #7 def. [26]Mazuelena Majlana
[19]Lucia Kurkova def. wc Larissa Liashenko
[12]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko def. Qualifier #6

[16]Karla Herrera def. Rachel-Anne Fleischmann
[20]Madonika-Diva Jahfson def. Qualifier #5
[31]Rachel Spears def. Yadira Mendivil
[2]Marteena Huubere def. wc Samantha Soren

2nd round:

[29]Ana-Maria Herrera def. [1]Larisa Ferrer
[21]Bryanne Applegate def. [15]Gisele Noventz
Qualifier #2 def. [24]Carmen Prado
[5]Selima Valentine def. [28]Paula Masterton

[8]Ruflina Taliamanosoko def. Mia-Ling Keller
[23]Riana-Shamira Zubir def. [10]Adriana Gonzalez
[14]Anna Kroulikova def. Rosie Ribbons
[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere def. Zerene Fernandez

[4]Brenda Van Haak def. Caroline Mutola [22]
[13]Tiffani Eggert def. [22] Sabine Graf
[9]Lindsay-Anne Sarile def. [17]Monica Gambill
[7]Jane Wong def. [25]Caroline Menard

[6]Eva Sorrenta def. Qualifier #7
[19]Lucia Kurkova def. [12]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko
[16]Karla Herrera def. [20]Madonika-Diva Jahfson
[2]Marteena Huubere def.[31]Rachel Spears

3rd round:

[29]Ana-Maria Herrera def. [21]Bryanne Applegate
[5]Selima Valentine def. Qualifier #2
[8]Ruflina Taliamanosoko def. [23]Riana-Shamira Zubir
[14]Anna Kroulikova def. [3]Anjelica de la Courtiere

[13]Tiffani Eggert def. [4]Brenda Van Haak
[9]Lindsay-Anne Sarile def. [7]Jane Wong
[19]Lucia Kurkova def. [6]Eva Sorrenta
[2]Marteena Huubere def. [16]Karla Herrera


[29]Ana-Maria Herrera def. [5]Selima Valentine
[8]Ruflina Taliamanosoko def. [14]Anna Kroulikova

[13]Tiffani Eggert def. [9]Lindsay-Anne Sarile
[2]Marteena Huubere def. [19]Lucia Kurkova


[8]Ruflina Taliamanosoko def. [29]Ana-Maria Herrera
[13]Tiffani Eggert def. [2]Marteena Huubere


[13]Tiffani Eggert def. [8]Ruflina Taliamanosoko

Jun 27th, 2003, 08:17 PM

"It is everytime a special feeling to come back to the place where I won my first and only grand slam single title. I am really looking forward to play here in Wimbledon. I like the special atmosphere and the tradition. My first round opponent Hingisafrilia is a talented player. I will try my best to come through this round because I want to see how I will make against good old friend Tiffani in the next round."

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 27th, 2003, 08:33 PM
OMG, I love Claudia's predictions :D

Jun 27th, 2003, 08:50 PM
haha I do too, but sadly Tiffani won't make the second round to play you Sabine.

Jun 27th, 2003, 08:59 PM
This tour is fucking pathetic. You guys are straight up BORING. "I don't expect much," "I'm looking foward to my match," "I've been practicing well," and blah blah blah. Who the fuck cares. The WTA tour is REAL and it is 10 times more interesting, and that is pathetic considering everyone here can make up whatever the hell they want and make the game real spontaneous. Madonika is always the only one who adds some fun and flavor to the tour. You bitches are so sad.

Jun 27th, 2003, 09:05 PM
sometimes if it is too much, we will lose a lot of teh shock factor ;) so yes we appreciate your input Madonika, but we do not need to kill one player in every tournament ;)

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 27th, 2003, 09:05 PM
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, you obviously don't know much about me!! I'll prove you wrong, bitch!! :devil:

Jun 27th, 2003, 10:11 PM
omg shut up bryanne.. u're so annoying.. u're always with this "ill prove you wrong.." fuck you.. you always lose when you do this.. jesus :rolleyes:

and madonika.. u're also annoying, shut up, no one cares for what you think.. you can retire, no one would give a fuck.. whore

Jun 27th, 2003, 10:13 PM

Jun 27th, 2003, 10:19 PM
Lol ;)

Jun 27th, 2003, 10:41 PM

Go Gisele

Jun 27th, 2003, 10:55 PM
Interview with last year's semifinalist Gisele Noventz

Q: Hi Gisele. Are you nervous for this tournament?
A: Obviously. Like everybody, I am nervous cause I just had a terrible loss last week to a nobody, so I think I'm not going to defend my semifinals unfortunely.

Q: Why all this disappointment?
A: Well, it's just what I'm feeling.

Q: Your draw is a little bit tough. You play a clay courter in the first round then to set up a meeting against Bryanne Applegate.
A: I know. Marta Maria is a clay courter, but she probably knows something about grass. I think it'll be interesting. Then Bryanne.. Well? I don't know.

Q: You both seem to have a rivalry outside the courts, what do you think?
A: Me and Bryanne? I just don't like her attitude. She thinks she's the main FWTT Star, and I don't think she is.

Q: What do you thought of her taking your title in Netherlands last week?
A: She's a bitch *laughs*

Q: How's your relationship with Anna?
A: Everything's fine. We're praticing very hard, so I think it's gonna be nice. I expect a good tournament for us.

Q: Gisele, you've been a great expectation in Wimbledon. Do you feel the pressure now, you having to defend your semifinals?
A: Definitely. I'm very nervous, I've never been so nervous. I hope everything goes right for me, cause I really want to defend it, or who knows, make the finals? I think it's really unlikely specially because of my draw, but I think everything is possible and I'm not going to be affected by it.

Q: Your opinion changed during this interview. Do you feel a little bit more confident now?
A: No? *laughs*

Q: Ok, Gisele, we hope you're OK, and we wish you good luck.
A: Thank you.

Jun 28th, 2003, 12:13 AM
Good luck Eva, Gisele, Anna, and most of all, me! :D

Jun 28th, 2003, 12:17 AM
Good luck Eva, Gisele, Anna, and most of all, me! :D

What about Gianna? :p ;) :confused: :awww:

Jun 28th, 2003, 12:18 AM
I will do my usual and say good luck to...

[1]Larisa Ferrer
Elizabeth Hawkins
Mirjana Huubere
[29]Ana-Maria Herrera
[21]Bryanne Applegate
Marta-Maria Conde-Martinez
[15]Gisele Noventz
[11]Anabel Conde-Martinez
Natalya Dlhopolcova
[24]Carmen Prado
[28]Paula Masterton
Liezel Coetzer
Jennifer Selles
[5]Selima Valentine
[8]Ruflina Taliamanosoko
wc Sophie Gambill
Mia-Ling Keller
[27]Candela Sanchez-Connelly
[23]Riana-Shamira Zubir
[10]Adriana Gonzalez
[14]Anna Kroulikova
Sandy Vicario
Rosie Ribbons
[18]Caroline Whitten
Zerene Fernandez
[32]Tami Sugarn
Doryssia Morkovina
[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere
[4]Brenda Van Haak
Juliana Lapentti
Caroline Mutola
[30]Joanna Seles
[22]Sabine Graf
Fleriancediore Hingisafrilia
Syria Gonzalez
[13]Tiffani Eggert
[9]Lindsay-Anne Sarile
Catherine Pierce
wc Lyndsay Paterson
[17]Monica Gambill
[25]Caroline Menard
Marta Bajul
[7]Jane Wong
[6]Eva Sorrenta
Katarina Krivencheva-Molik
[26]Mazuelena Majlana
[19]Lucia Kurkova
wc Larissa Liashenko
[12]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko
[16]Karla Herrera
Rachel-Anne Fleischmann
[20]Madonika-Diva Jahfson
[31]Rachel Spears
Yadira Mendivil
wc Samantha Soren
[2]Marteena Huubere
[1]Diana Mahler
Angeles Rosario
Fridorzally Hingisafrilia
[15]Meghann Adeva
[2]Jacquelyn Whitten
Hanna Ryderstedt
Katarina Shawfink
[13]Anastasia Lobacheva
[3]Anne-Laure Vandelion
wc-Bianka Harlow
Joanna Chan
[9]Amanda Kolbovic
[4]Samantha Kraston
Lourdes Rosario
Tatjana Vukasinovic
[11]Amanda Poirot
[5]Nina Strycovsson
Fabiola Perez-Carmino
Venus Tulyaganova
[16]Elena Dokic
[6]Carolina Spencer
Slutina Bendenova
Berta Calpena
[12]Nika Beckham
[7]Emilie Joubert
Madzia Grzybowska
Sabine Eggert
[10]Elke Vandecaetsbeek
[8]Aranxta Danese
Mary Pierce
Hedviga Svetikova
[14]Nadia Banaszek

I hope one of you guys can win Wimbledon ;)

Jun 28th, 2003, 03:31 AM
Anjelica doesn't like Gianna after Gianna shafted her at Vienna.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 28th, 2003, 03:54 AM
Madonika, if this tour bothers you that much, perhaps you shouldn't play then.

Jun 28th, 2003, 04:16 AM
Madonika, if this tour bothers you that much, perhaps you shouldn't play then.

Amen to that...

Jun 28th, 2003, 04:35 AM
Good luck to
Anjelica, Anna, Ruflina, Jane, Tiffani, Lindsay and Eva :)

Jun 28th, 2003, 04:53 AM
I love this game. It could not be any better. Well that's not true, maybe it would be better withOUT Madonika!!

Jun 28th, 2003, 06:05 AM
1st round results of Qualifying:
[1]Diana Mahler def. Angeles Rosario 6-2, 7-6(8)
[15]Meghann Adeva def. Fridorzally Hingisafrilia 7-6(8), 7-6(0)

[2]Jacquelyn Whitten def. Hanna Ryderstedt 7-5, 4-6, 10-8
[13]Anastassia Lobacheva def. Katerina Shawfink 4-6, 6-4, 8-6

[3]Anne-Laure Vandelion def. wc-Bianka Harlow 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Joanna Chan def. [9]Amanda Kolbovic 6-0, 7-5

[4]Samantha Kraston def. Lourdes Rosario 6-4, 6-4
Tatjana Vikasinovi def. [11]Amanda Poirot 0-6, 6-3, 6-4

Fabiola Perez-Carmino def. [5]Nina Strycovsson
Venus Tulyaganova def. [16]Elena Dokic 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

[6]Carolina Spencer def. Slutina Bendenova 6-4, 7-5
[12]Nika Beckham def. Berta Calpena 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-1

[7]Emilie Joubert def. Madzia Grzybowska 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
[10]Elke Vandecaetsbeek def. Sabine Eggert 7-5, 7-6(1)

[8]Arantxa Danese def. Mary Pierce 6-3, 7-5
[14]Nadia Banaszek def. Hedviga SvETIKOVA 6-3, 2-6, 8-6

Singles Qualifying final round results:
[1]Diana Mahler def. [15]Meghann Adeva 6-3. 0-6. 6-3

[2]Jacquelyn Whitten def. [13]Anastasia Lobacheva 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3

[3]Anne-Laure Vandelion def. Joanna Chan 0-6, 6-3, 6-3

Tatjana Vukasinovi def. [4]Samantha Kraston 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-2

Fabiola Perez-Carmino def. Venus Tulyaganova 6-1, 6-4

[6]Carolina Spencer def. [12]Nika Beckham 6-4, 7-6(3)

[10]Elke Vandecaetsbeek def. [7]Emilie Joubert 7-5, 6-0

[14]Nadia Banaszek def. [8]Arantxa Danese 6-4, 7-6(2)

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 28th, 2003, 06:24 AM
1st round results of Qualifying:
[1]Diana Mahler def. Angeles Rosario 6-2 7-6(8)

Singles Qualifying final round results:
[1]Diana Mahler def. [15]Meghann Adeva 6-3 0-6 6-3
Umm... hard to tell you who win between Diana and Bryanne in the first round! :fiery: I hope Bryanne kicks her ass! :devil:

Jun 28th, 2003, 06:49 AM
Nadia :bounce:

Tatjana :eek: :bounce:

Jacqueln :D

Jun 28th, 2003, 07:39 AM
Banaszek battles through to Qualify

Nadia in action against Arantxa Danese

LONDON - Belarussian Nadia Banaszek recently won her 2 qualifying matches to reach the main draw of the prestigious Wimbledon tournament.
In the first round, Banaszek showed nerves of steel as she overcame Hedviga Svetikova 6-3 2-6 8-6.
''It really was one of the strangest matches I have ever played, there were just so many momentum swings throughout the match. It was extremely tough to get your rhythm because Hedviga was playing very well, she would make you play so many balls to win the point''

In the second round, she defeated the #8 seed Arantxa Danese 6-4 7-6(2)
''That scoreline was allot tougher than it looks, most of the games went to deuce, and she really made me raise my game to compete with hers. Basically, to win the points, I would have to come up with an unbelievable shot. But it was good to play against someone like Arantxa, because to beat her you have to raise your game and today I did, and I feel very satisfied with my game.''

Nadia is now waiting patiently for the placement of the Qualifiers in the main draw, hoping not to draw a top seed, but realising that whoever she draws will be tough.

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 28th, 2003, 07:47 AM
wd nadia and tatjana ;)

Jun 28th, 2003, 08:13 AM
Vukasinovic's stunning run continues

http://home19.inet.tele.dk/wta2/ifotohtm/iphoto/web2036i.jpg Tatjana in action against Samantha Kraston

Unheralded Croatian Tatjana Vukasinovic, playing in her first ever tournament on the FWTT tour, shocked everyone by qualifying for the main draw of Wimbledon.
In the first round, she faced eleventh seeded Amanda Poirot from France.
The first set was quickly taken by Poirot, as she demonstrated some deft volleys and piercing ground strokes. The young Croatian had no answer, surrendering the set 6-0 in just 26 minutes.
Things seemed allot brighter for Vukasinovic in the second, as her serve started to improve, getting 65% of first serves in. Poirot was not fazed however, as she continued to be aggressive consistently coming to net. But Tatjana's game was rising with confidence. After finally breaking Amanda's serve in the eighth game, she then held a long service game to take the second set 6-3.
Tatjana then seemed to be on her way in the third, taking a commanding 5-0 lead. But Poirot was not done, playing more relaxed and opening her shoulders to make things interesting at 5-4. Then, against the run of play, Tatjana won an easy service game to wrap up
the match 0-6 6-3 6-4.
''Oh my god, I just can not believe it. I never expected to win this. But it was such a tough match, I was simply overawed by the occasion in the first set, and Amanda was playing very well. But I settled down in the second, and I really only concentrated on my game. The third set was simply amazing. I must give her credit for fighting back, it
was not nerves on my part, but she simply played better. I was very tight at 5-4, but somehow I found a way to win. This really is the biggest confidence boost you can get, and of course this was my first ever match so it makes it even more special''

She won her second round match against fourth seeded Samantha Kraston 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-2.
''Today's match was another confidence boost. The first set was just so tight, and we both played fairly good grass-court tennis. After losing the first set, it gave me extra motivation to raise my game, which I did. Samantha really wasn't playing badly at all, and I thank her for making me play better tennis.
To qualify for Wimbledon, in your first ever tournament.....it really doesn't get any more special than this, I will cherish this moment for a long time''

Jun 28th, 2003, 10:39 AM
pf Nika :o

Jun 28th, 2003, 11:29 AM
Anne-Laure :bounce:

Jun 28th, 2003, 11:38 AM
Joana Chan is extremely dissappointed with her loss in qualifying.

'I am disgusted at my play, ever since the Fed Cup, I produce zero result, I will need to go back to the tennis court and work 10 more hours before I sleep tonight.'

Jun 28th, 2003, 01:55 PM
Diana Mahler qualified for the second grand slam in her career!!!! :D

Jun 29th, 2003, 12:03 AM
Strycövsson is really pissed... :banghead:

Jun 29th, 2003, 02:38 AM
The missing score was Perez-Carmano beating WStrycovsson 75 64

Jun 29th, 2003, 02:39 AM
Singles 1st round results:

[1]Larisa Ferrer def. Elizabeth Hawkins 7-6(5), 5-7, 7-5
[29]Ana-Maria Herrera def. Mirjana Huubere 6-4, 7-6(10)
(Q)Diana Mahler def. [21]Bryanne Applegate 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-3 :eek: :rolleyes:
Marta-Maria Conde-Martinez def. [15]Gisele Noventz 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 :eek: :rolleyes:

[11]Anabel Conde-Martinez def. (Q)Jacquelyn Whitten 7-6(3), 6-7(3), 12-10
Natalya Dlhopolcova def. [24]Carmen Prado 6-3, 6-1 :eek:
[28]Paula Masterton def. Liezel Coetzer 4-6, 7-5, 7-5
Jennifer Selles def. [5]Selima Valentine 6-1, 0-6, 8-6 :eek: :eek:

[8]Ruflina Taliamanosoko def. wc Sophie Gambill 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
Mia-Ling Keller def. [27]Candela Sanchez-Connelly 7-6(1), 4-6, 8-6 :eek:
(Q)Nadia Banaszek def. [23]Riana-Shamira Zubir 7-6(4), 7-5 :eek:
[10]Adriana Gonzalez def. (Q)Anne-Laure Vandelion 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Sandy Vicario def. [14]Anna Kroulikova 2-6, 6-2, 10-8 :eek:
[18]Caroline Whitten def. Rosie Ribbons 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
[32]Tami Sugarn def. Zerene Fernandez 6-4, 6-3
[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere def. Doryssia Morkovina 7-6(6), 6-7(6), 8-6

Jun 29th, 2003, 03:40 AM
Nadia :eek: :bounce:

Jun 29th, 2003, 04:48 AM
Anjelica de la Courtiere def. Doryssia Morkovina 7-6(6) 6-7(6) 8-6

Interview with Anjelica de la Courtiere

Q. Touch match for you, you couldn't seem to find your rhythm. What was the problem for you today?
DLC: I think my main problem is that I'm just tired. I'm having a hard time adjusting to the grass, and I'm getting pretty warn out from all the tennis I've had lately. I haven't had a week off in months. I'm going to take a nice long break after Wimbledon. I'm ready for a break. I think winning Roland Garros drained me of my last ounce of energy.

Q. Are you looking forward to doubles with Juan Carlos [Ferrero]?
DLC: Yes, I can't wait. We have a really good relationship off the court, and it will be interesting to see how that will translate to the tennis courts.

Q. The British tabloids have released articles accusing you and Ferrero of having an affair. It has been noted that you and Eva [Sorrenta] are staying in different hotels this fortnight... do these rumors have any merit?
DLC: I don't think that I need to answer this question, my private life is exactly that, private.

Q. These articles also suggest that you might be pregnant, might this be the reason your game has declined in past weeks?
DLC: Again, I don't need to answer this.

Q. Will you and Eva stay together even if--
Moderator: That's all for now. Thank you, Anjelica.
DLC: Uh-huh.

Jun 29th, 2003, 06:20 AM
gisele is really pissed off.. losing to a nobody

Jun 29th, 2003, 06:45 AM
The dream is over

LONDON - Gisele Noventz, who reached the semifinals last year had a disappointing first round against Marta Maria Conde Martinez, who's speciality is clay.
Here's an exclusive interview after match

Q: Gisele, what happened?
A: I played like s**t. That's what you want to know?

Q: Marta Maria really fought to win the match, even when you had the lead, the crowd came against you. What passed through your head?
A: Nothing. They just support the underdogs, and she was the underdog, so they wanted her to do something, cause she was losing so obviously she went there and did.

Q: Do you think she raised the level of her game?
A: Yeah, but my errors also had something to do with my loss. I wouldn't lose to her in my best. I'm sure.

Q: You seemed to be quite angry with the umpire, and you didn't shake the hand in the end. Do you think everything went bad for you in this match?
A: Yeah... I was really expecting more from me. I'm really (tearing up) disappointed.. Can you see? I'm not that easy to, you know..

Q: That was an emotional match cause everytime you were looking at your mother, and you both were having some fights before this match. She gave you some security?
A: I think I was just looking for something to give me strength. The crowd here is very lovely, but they were clearly supporting her and wishing my loss. That really put me down, so kinda desparated, I just looked to my mom.

Q: You really seemed with that expression.
A: Which expression?

Q: That you didn't know what to do. Like she could help you out.
A: No, it wasn't that. I just looked to her. It wasn't with that intention.

Q: Gisele, what are your plans now?
A: I'm going to play my doubles match with Anna, and well, try to win some points in a challenger next week.. (..)

Q: And when you're going to finish your Playboy DVD?
A: I don't feel like talking about this right now.

Q: The British tabloid said that you had some depression crisis during your praticing sessions before the match. Is that true?
A: I won't answer this sorry.

Q: How do you feel not defending your points here?
A: (tearing up) ... Pretty disappointed and sad about it. I thought that on grass my game would finally come up but no, it just left me alone, and I lost.

Q: Even the Birmingham finals didn't give you confidence and hope that you could do any better in Wimbledon?
A: No. It's really terrible. Nothing that happens makes me think different. I defeated Larisa that week, then on another I lost to Shawfink? I think it's her. It's been a long time she doesn't win a match on the tour, and she goes and defeat me.. Everything came down.

Q: You don't think you're being a little bit rude with the players?
A: No. I'm just saying what I think. I think I held myself too much, in trying to give you guys a wrong image. Like I was some kind of mother Theresa.. I'm finally able to tell you what I feel, and I don't really care for what they'll think of me. I don't care at all to anything right now. My tennis career is sucking and I'm not that up for my tennis commitments. I just want the money the tournaments are giving, and also my out-court contracts and etc..

Q: Wow.. So, will you at least practice tennis from now one?
A: Yeah, but not like before. I really need some help, and I'll look for it. I'm firing my mom, and looking for some psychologic treatment.. I'm aware that I need some. I really need something to make me re-think of my tennis now. To boost me, give me some confidence..

Q: Do you see a future retirement?
A: Hmm.. I don't think so. I just need some time off Tennis, and we're going to see what happens. I won't retire, definitely I won't retire. It's my job after all.

Gisele Noventz reacts during a bad call marked by the umpire at her 1st round match at The Championships in Wimbledon, London. Noventz, who last year made semifinals lost to Conde Martinez after leading 6-3 5-3, 3-6 7-5 7-5.

Jun 29th, 2003, 07:01 AM
Nadia continues to surprise

http://hfoto.tripod.com/hkopihtm/hkopi/p984h2.jpg Banaszek playing a backhand againt Zubir

LONDON - Belarussian Nadia Banaszek continued her good run at Wimbledon, upsetting twenty-third seeded Riana-Shamira Zubir.
''This tournament just keeps on getting better for me. My goal was just to simply win a round or two in qualifying, but I have easily surpassed that now, which is just fantastic.
Today's match against Riana-Shamira was undoubtly the toughest I have had to date. She's a very difficult player to play against, she really can do everything - chip and charge, be aggressive from the baseline, counterpunch, so it was very difficult to find a rhythm in your own game. But after I won the first set, my intensity went up dramatically - realising that I had a chance to win the match''
Nadia said after her 7-6(4) 7-5 win.

Next up for Banaszek will be tenth-seeded Adriana Gonzalez.
''I am going to have my work cut out for me in this match. Adriana is one of the top players in the world, and that just says it all. But it will be helpful just to play agianst her - to try and gauge how far I am from reaching the pinnacle of FWTT''

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 29th, 2003, 07:25 AM
"I make a decision about my future, I'll retiring at the US Open if I continue bad playing like shit! If not, then wait and see what happening." - Bryanne Applegate

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 29th, 2003, 07:26 AM
Kimmie's_Boy, please stop posting with huge fucking pictures!

Jun 29th, 2003, 08:19 AM
Kimmie's_Boy, please stop posting with huge fucking pictures!

omg come on if he wants then why no. :rolleyes:

Jun 29th, 2003, 09:27 AM
Omg Diana won her match against Bryanne!!!

Sorry, Bryanne, but I think Sabine helped the young German to win this one against you!

Jippo McScally
Jun 29th, 2003, 09:49 AM
Oh Poo!

Jun 29th, 2003, 11:04 AM
Kimmie's_Boy, please stop posting with huge fucking pictures!

Geez, SORRY :rolleyes:

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 29th, 2003, 11:05 AM
Nah, that's okay ;) I just in a mood since Maria Sharapova fans talked like bullshit.

Jun 29th, 2003, 01:40 PM
Anabel phew!! :D :D

Marta Maria :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 29th, 2003, 02:16 PM

Sophie was an incredible competitor today and the crowd was behind her all the way, but luckily I was able to play the key points well and come away with the win. I play another junior in round 2 - Mia Ling Keller - so she'll be just as motivated. I'll have to stay focused and play my best.

Jun 29th, 2003, 02:23 PM
Let's see how many players can mention retirement today.

Jun 29th, 2003, 02:49 PM
Interview with Sophie Gambill

Q.You jsut took the 8th seed to three sets how do you feel?

Sophie- Amazing.I played so well.The crowd was great they really got behind me and even though i lost they were so supportive.They could see what i did at 14 was amazing.

Q.Before goinmg out on court did you have a gameplan?

Sophie-I was just going to play my game.Keep the rallies going on as long as possible run everything down and when i had the oppertuinity go for my shots.

Q.You came to the net quite a bit.Is that part of your game usually?

Sophie- Yes i love playing at the net.I'm sick of commentators saying how little the women volly today i proved that the young girls can volley aswell

Q.What are your plans now?

Sophie-Well i'm playing doubles with Rosie then playing in the junior event singles and doubles with Susan Bones a new name in british tennis.After that i'm taking a break before the british junior champs.

Q.Do you feel pressure to succeed after Anne and Monicas success?

Sophie- A little but i always knew they were the best 2 players in the family.I've never beaten either of them even when we played for fun.Anne was a star in the making French Open junior champ at 13 and getting to the QF in the pro event.That takes somehting special.Its so sad her life was ended in such tragic events.

Q.Do you miss her?

Sophie- Of course i do she was my twin sister we shared a bond that only other twins can understand.

Q.How much of a help has Monica been?

Sophie- Loads shes always helped me giving tips for my game.I haven't seen her that much on tour as she plays the big events and i'm in the juniors.

Jun 29th, 2003, 03:29 PM
Paula :D

"I knew it was going to be tough. Liezel has proved this year how good she is, but I knew if i hung in I could do it. I wasn't pleased with how I served, especially at teh end of the first set, I double faulted twice and that gave her a set point, and she was just eating up my second serve. I was able to be a bit more relaxed in the second, and the crowd on court 18 were great, they really helped me through. I think she got a bit tight, bevause there were a couple of times she was just a few points away, I had to serve to stay in the match, but I got alot of first serves in, and I think after she dropped her 15-30 advantage, she started to maybe loose a bit of belief, so I could take the next 2 games pretty easily.

I thought I'd won at the start of the 3rd set! I broke her eaily but she kept coming back! The courts were quite slow today, so it meant she was able to pass me alot, but I kept being agressive and it paid off.

I've never beaten Jennifer. She gave me a bit of a beating at the Australian Open earlier this year, but I think on grass i have the upper hand. She had a really good win today, so she's going to be confident, but hopefully with the crowd on my side I can pull through."

Jun 29th, 2003, 04:31 PM
Gisele mentioned shes's retiting btw? I think she didn't

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 29th, 2003, 06:18 PM
Nadia you post whatever pics you want good luck in round 2 :hearts: :kiss:

the jamierbelyea
Jun 29th, 2003, 06:56 PM
Tami Sugarn moves past Round 1 at Wimbledon.

[32]Tami Sugarn def. Zerene Fernandez 6-4, 6-3

Q: How did you feel today?
TS: I felt extremley good today, I was hitting clean solid shots, and really being aggressive. My serve was going in and painting the lines. Everything worked to day, I'm really pleased.

Q: How do you feel your comeback has gone?
TS: It's been hot and cold thus far into the year. I had a great Australian, and good at Antwerp, but other than that it hasn't been anything special. I've had a really poor last couple of weeks, but I'm not near my form from 2001, and I'm just out there having fun.

Q: You next play Angelica De La Courtiere how do you feel going into that match?
A: I have absolutley nothing to lose, she just played a marathon of a match, and I know she'll be feeling good after winning it. I don't know, I'm just going to go out there and try to play my game. There will be no pressure on me, so hopefully I can just do my best.

Q: Good luck Tami.
TS: Thank you.

Jun 30th, 2003, 02:24 AM
Q: Hello Adriana.
Q: Hi...

Q: Talk us about the match.
A: It was a nice one. We both got a set and in the last we managed to hold our serves until the last game where she did some errors and I got the match.

Q: Who will you play now?
A: Banaszek

Q: Have you ever played her?
A: Don't think so.

Q: Will u be supporting your sister against Eggert?
A: Of course I will. What kind of person do you think I am?

Q: Do you seem a little bit angry and quiet.
A: Hmmm No I don't.

Q: Is there anything you would like everybody to know?
A: Hmmm no. Why?

Q: You seem a little bit angry. Don't know. Just to take care of you.
A: I don't need anyone to take care of me. I've never needed it.

Q: How do you rate our chances to win Wimbledon?
A: Chances? I don't think I have one.

Q: You're at the best position in the rankings you've ever reached. Do you feel your tennis has improved?
A: Well the last year at this stage I wasn't even top 20 so yeah, it seems so.

Q: Are you living any relationship?
A: Why don't u mind your own bussiness? I don't think I've asked anything about your sexual life.

Q: Is there anything wrong with the relationship subject?
A: No! Could you change your questions?

Q: Who do you think will win Wimbledon?
A: I don't care.

Q: How did u start playing tennis?
A: It was a way of freedom.

Q: Freedom?
A: Yeah. Freedom.

Q: I don't understand
A: You are too idiot to understand it

Q: Oh well...a hard past?
A: I don't like talking about the past. The past is gone.

Q: Some weird living?
A: Oh my god! Will you ever leave that subject?!

Q: Sorry. I was just caring about you...
A: No one's ever cared for me so why should I need that now?!

Q: Ok sorry. Will you please talk us about that now?
A: Oh lord. Bye!!!

Jun 30th, 2003, 02:37 AM
Well Done Anna :rolleyes:

Congrats Sandy :D

Sam L
Jun 30th, 2003, 03:07 AM
Regla Torres spotted in London!


London (AP): Spanish tennis star who recently announced her return to tour was seen walking around and shopping in London streets. She has kept a low profile and is rumoured to be visiting the city with her new boyfriend. Having not played on tour for about 2 months, the former top-5 player is now barely ranked in the top 20. We caught up with her to ask who she thinks will win the tournament and she said, "Oh I'm not sure, I haven't been following much tennis, maybe Ruflina or Marteena or somebody totally new."

Jun 30th, 2003, 07:02 AM
Singles 1st round results:

[4]Brenda Van Haak def. Juliana Lapentti 6-4, 7-6(5)
[30]Joanna Seles def. Caroline Mutola 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
[22]Sabine Graf def. Fleriancediore Hingisafrilia 1-6, 6-1, 9-7
[13]Tiffani Eggert def. Syria Gonzalez 7-6(4), 6-3

[9]Lindsay-Anne Sarile def. Catherine Pierce 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
[17]Monica Gambill def. wc Lyndsay Paterson 6-1, 6-4
(Q)Tatjana Vukasinovi def. [25]Caroline Menard 6-7(6), 6-1, 6-2 :eek:
Marta Bajul def. [7]Jane Wong 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 :eek: :o

[6]Eva Sorrenta def. Katarina Krivencheva-Molik 7-5, 5-7, 8-6
(Q)Elke Vandecaetsbeek def. [26]Mazuelena Majlana 7-5, 6-4 :eek:
[19]Lucia Kurkova def. wc Larissa Liashenko 7-5, 6-2
[12]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko def. (Q)Carolina Spencer 6-3, 1-6, 6-4

Rachel-Anne Fleischmann def. [16]Karla Herrera 7-6(5), 7-5 :eek:
(Q)Fabiola Perez-Carmino def. [20]Madonika Diva-Jahfson 7-5, 6-4 :eek:
Yadira Mendivil def. [31]Rachel Spears 6-2, 6-3 :eek:
[2]Marteena Huubere def wc Samantha Soren 7-6(3), 7-6(5)

Jun 30th, 2003, 07:04 AM
Doubles Qualifying round 1 results:

[1]Bajul/Spencer def. Bye
[3]Joubert/Poirot def. Danese/Perez-Carmano 8-6

wc [2]Hawkins/Fleischmann def. Bye
Vukasinovi/J. Whitten def. [4]Adeva/Chan 8-5 :eek:

Jun 30th, 2003, 07:06 AM
Doubles final Qualifying results:

[1]Bajul/Spencer def. [3]Joubert/Poirot 2-6, 6-3, 9-7
wc [2]Hawkins/Fleischmann def. Vukasinovi/J. Whitten 7-5, 4-6, 7-5

Jun 30th, 2003, 07:06 AM
Doubles round 1 results:

[1]de la Courtiere/Sorrenta def. Gambill/Ribbons 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-3
Applegate/Valentine def. Fr. Hingisafrilia/Vandelion 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5
Jahfson/Liashenko def. Eggert/Sugarn 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-1
Mi. Huubere/J. Lapentti def. [8]Kroulikova/Noventz 6-4, 3-6, 9-7 :eek:

[5]Coetzer/Van Haak def. Pierce/Mutola 7-6(2), 7-6(4)
A. Conde-Martinez/Prado def. Keller/Mahler 1-6, 6-2, 8-6
Fernandez/Vandecaetsbeek def. Calpena/Sanchez-Connelly 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-3
[3]Taliamanosoko/Wong def. Fl. Hingisafrilia/Soren 7-5, 7-5

Jun 30th, 2003, 07:29 AM
Mix doubles round 1 results:

[1]de la Courtiere/Ferrero def. Bye
S. Gonzalez/Ribas def. Mendivil/Tavares 6-7(1), 7-6(9), 10-8
Sugarn/Osgood def. Napalaphong/Osgood 7-5, 6-4
[15]M. Huubere/Bjorkman def. Spencer/Spencer 6-1, 7-5

[12]A. Conde-M./B. Conde-M. def. Krivencheva-M./Roddick 1-6, 6-2, 7-5
Gambill/Owen Rhun def. Lobacheva/Duchesnikiev 6-4, 6-3
Mutola/Kimjumba def. M. Conde-M./M. Conde M. 4-6, 7-5, 12-10
[5]Kurkova/Mirnyi def. Bye

[7]Dulko/Dombrowski def. Bye
Ribbons/Bones def. Fr. Hingisafrilia/Le Frandt 6-3, 7-6(6)
Strycovsson/Beckham def. Jahfson/Dean 7-6(5), 6-2
[11]Kroulikova/Kirov def. Ryderstedt/Soderling 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Paterson/Mackin def. [16]Gonzalez/Vidal 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 :eek:
Fl. Hingisafrilia/Le Frandt def. Bajul/Petrenko 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-3
Seles/Seles def. Harlow/Lynninger 6-3, 6-4
[3]Taliamanosoko/Wong def. Bye

[4]Wong/Lee def. Bye
Danese/Danese def. K. Herrera/de Armas 7-5, 7-5
Liashenko/Liashenko def. Morkovina/Nadal 5-7, 7-6(5), 11-9
[13]Applegate/Almasy def. Spears/Spears 6-3, 6-3

S. Eggert/Thiessen def. [10]Sarile/Sanchez 7-6(5), 6-4 :eek:
Chan/Andersen def. Joubert/Zamoyski 6-0, 7-5
Beckham/Beckham def. Sanchez-Connelly/Vazquez 1-6, 7-6(9), 6-1
[6]Van Haak/Rochus def. Bye

Dlhopolcova/Hrbaty def. [8]Graf/McEnroe 5-7, 7-6(4), 8-6 :eek:
Mi. Huubere/Woodbridge def. J. Lapentti/G. Lapentti 1-6, 6-3, 7-5
A. Herrera/Gambill def. Perez-Carmano/Morena 7-5, 5-7, 8-6
Adeva/Flores def. [9]Masterton/Rusedski 4-6, 7-5, 12-10 :eek:

Soren/Roddick def. [14]Zubir/Enqvist 6-4, 6-4 :eek:
Fernandez/Armando def. Vandelion/Grinda 7-5, 4-6, 11-9
Pierce/Seagill def. Mahler/Kiffer 6-2, 0-6, 6-4
[2]Sorrenta/Nestor def. Bye

Jun 30th, 2003, 08:58 AM
Kurkova(19) serves out Lishenko 7-5 6-2!


The head to head is now 2-0 for Kurkova

Today you seemed to be angry for winning the match?
-Yes definitely, i really wanted this win so much, because i have lost at the first round in the past 2 grand slams.

Are you trying to change your game in some aspects?
-Yes, this year i played a bit passive and now my ranking reflects it.
Last week in s'Hertogenbosch i tried to be a more aggressive player, coming to the net a lot and going to my shots and not taking care about the unforced errors. The first match was tough because i was feeling strange playing like that, but after the first round, i was more confortable on the courts and in the final my work was reflected.

Your next rival is Gianna-Adriana Dulko, what do you expect?
-I really don't know because i have never played against her and i dunno what is her style of play.

Are you happy to play doubles with Larissa this season?
-Yes, she is a great person and helps me a lot in and out the court.And the most important thing is that we have a lot fun playing together.

Do you think that you have chances to win the title here?
-Is hard to say, you never know about this... maybe yes, maybe not.

Kurkova, thanks for your time and good luck.

Jun 30th, 2003, 09:39 AM
But ruflina and Jane won a round in Wimbledon is impossible :o

Jun 30th, 2003, 09:41 AM
Huubere advances after tough test!

Defending Champion, Marteena Huubere progressed to the 2nd Round today with a 7-6(3) 7-6(5) win over wildcard Samantha Soren. The Australian, ranked #2 in the world was tested throughout by the talented Soren, and at one stage was trailing 3-5 in the 2nd set, before picking up her game and showing glimpses of what brought her the Wimbledon title last year.

Huubere has struggled drastically this year since capturing both the Wimbledon and US Open titles last year, and despite winning 2 titles early this year at the GOld Coast and Antwerp, the Australian has not reached a singles final since February. "For sure, i haven't been playing well lately, but I hope i can turn that around here". She has her chances to do that, as all other seeds in her section lost today, opening up her draw for an easy path to the QF's. Time will only tell if she can find her form and sacrifice this season at all - if not, we may see her out of the top 5 or even top 10 VERY soon.

Jun 30th, 2003, 10:07 AM
Jane ousted in singles, advance in dubs with Ruflina
Jane Wong get ousted by the talented Marta Bajul, but advanced in doubles. Here is an interview with her.

Q: Dissappointed?
A: Yes definitely, I am quite frustrated coz I have a good first set and then everything just tail off.
But all credit to Marta, she really hit the ball very hard and change up tactics from time to time, so she will have a good future.

Q: Why do you think you did bad on grass all the time?
A: Well, I just think that it did not suit my game. Very sad really coz I love wimbledon, but I guess it will give me more time to do some shopping (laughter)

Q: Good win in doubles?
A: Yes, it feels great, really great you know to have this win, Samantha and Hingisfrilia is very talented junior, they will have a bright future.

Q: Madonika was complaining that the tour is dull, what do you think?
A: I think she is just ridiculous, I mean she hardly has any result, and there she is coming out and declaring everyone is dull. I think the tour is very healthy, we attract a lot of attention, and you know, I think that the tour can only improve

Jun 30th, 2003, 10:10 AM
Adriana :sad: Hope things are ok

Jun 30th, 2003, 10:35 AM
OMG Monica won a match!:eek:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 30th, 2003, 11:57 AM
:sad: :hug: Jane

it'll be okay :sad:

at least we won in doubles :)

Jun 30th, 2003, 12:04 PM
it's okay Joshua, I am more worried about the doubles :S

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 30th, 2003, 12:13 PM
LOL, at Wimbledon? ;) Well, I'm happy we won 1r :D

Jun 30th, 2003, 01:26 PM
:bounce: Samantha won a match in something! Mixed Doubles! :):):):)!!:bounce:

:sad: in singles and womens doubles :sad:

Jun 30th, 2003, 01:31 PM
Liashenko bows out in Wimbledon


Question: Larissa, happy to be back on court?

Liashenko: Yeah, of course! I'm so happy to be playing again even if a win would have been better!

Question: Yes, let's talk about the match. How do you feel you played?

Liashenko: I didn't play my best but it wasn't bad either. I'm definetly just not match tough and at that level, it's rare that you can win when you haven't played a lot of match. In the first set, she wasn't serving that well and that gave me a chance but in the second, she really served well and I didn't have an answer. But I think my game is comming back slowly.

Question: But you are still in doubles and mixed doubles?

Liashenko: Yeah and I'm really happy about that. We've beaten great teams in both doubles and mixed doubles so it's a bonus.

Question: Good luck the rest of the way!

Liashenko: Thanks a lot!

Jun 30th, 2003, 02:21 PM
Eva :D
Elke :D
Sabine :D

Anjie/Eva :D
Zerene/Elke :D

Zerene/Hugo :D

Jun 30th, 2003, 02:50 PM
http://www.*****************/Players/Countries/Canada/MaroisMelanie/images/OB-MM-001.jpgPolish junior, Katarina Krivencheva-Molik hitting a shot during her match against Eva Sorrenta in the first round of Wimbledon

Katarina Krivencheva-Molik responds after her 8-6 third set loss to Eva Sorrenta:

"Well I knew coming into this match that it would be tough, as Eva is a fierce competitor. However, I do know that she had never won a match at Wimbledon until this one. So, I knew I had a good chance. I am quite frustrated with my play as I had numerous chances to win the match and I know that I can compete with the top pro players but I never seem to be able to win the matches. I lost 8-6 in the third to Gonzalez in RG, so third set diehards are not uncommon to me. I am quite disappointed with this loss but I congratulate Eva on her first victory at Wimbledon. I am also disheartened that Andy and I lost r1 in mixed, something that is quite foreign to us. We usually at least win a match, but this year we had to face Ben and Anabel, who are a very talented team. I hope to do well with Natalya in doubles. Thanks."

Jun 30th, 2003, 02:57 PM
Gianna Adrianna Dulko hits a winner in her first round match against the Venezuelan qualifier Carolina Spencer.

Gianna Adrianna Dulko responds after her first round victory at Wimbledon:
"Well I am thrilled to have won my first round match. This is my first singles main draw victory at Wimbledon, so it is a great step forward. I was a bit uneasy at having to face a qualifier at Wimbledon, as I didn't know who to expect, but once I found out it was Carolina, I knew I had to really be prepared as she is one heck of a player. The match was very close, and Carolina really picked up her play in the second set, storming with that set 6-1. In the third, I managed to hold my serve and maintain my one break to win the match, I am very happy that I was able to close out the match. I next face Lucia, who is a dangerous player. I will give it my all and see how it goes from there. I am just happy that I have ended my two-match (and tournament) losing streak as I lost in the first round in both RG and Vienna which was very disappointing for me. I hope to do well in mixed doubles and doubles as well. Thanks!"

Jun 30th, 2003, 03:28 PM
Tatjana :eek: :D :bounce:

Tatjana/Jacquelyn :sad: :sad:

Jun 30th, 2003, 03:35 PM
BAJUL downs Wong again !!

Marta during her 1st round match with Jane Wong. Bajul won 1-6, 6-2, 7-5

All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon:
Polish junior Marta Bajul once again proved that she know how to play with Jane Wong. It was the 2nd meeting of those two ladies . Marta won 3 sets battle in Warsaw and she did the same here in London.

"That`s a big win for me, I played with Jane in Warsaw but it`s not the same. Every junior players dreams to beat a top 10 in a Grand Slam event . I`ve just done it and I`m very happy right now. Together with Caroline Spencer I managed to qualify to doubles main draw. Definitely a good day for me " - Marta said

DOUBLES qualifying result :
[1]Bajul/Spencer def. [3]Joubert/Poirot 2-6, 6-3, 9-7 :D

Jun 30th, 2003, 03:44 PM
1st round match :
[30]Joanna Seles def. Caroline Mutola 1-6, 6-4, 6-2

" It`s a big relief for me . My last form wasn`t as good as it should be. I hope this victory will help me to rebuild confidence and I will go throug next round . Brenda Van Haak is the favourite but I will try to show a good tennis " - Joanna said.


Jun 30th, 2003, 03:45 PM
Fabi :eek: :bounce:

She hasn't lost a set in this tournament yet! Take that Madonika. You're pathetic!

Randy H
Jun 30th, 2003, 05:25 PM

Canadian Eva Sorrenta looked nearly as happy with her first round win today over Polish junior Katarina Krivencheva-Molik as she did winning her Aussie Open title in January. The difference today was that Sorrenta was playing simply to get into the 2nd round on grass, her least successful surface, and at a tournament where she had unsuccessfully won a match in singles after 3 attempts.

Sorrenta was twice within 2 points of defeat in the third set, after both players had difficulty in holding onto serve consistently, but the experience of the Canadian, along with the desire to get something positive here at Wimbledon in the midst of obvious personal difficulties was crucial as Molik was unable to hold her nerve serving at 6-6 in the final set. Sorrenta later answered question regarding the match, many of the tour's current issues, and was willing to speak more openly about her own life right now.

Q: Congratulations Eva, it must be nice to finally have the a win here after so long.

A: Yes it's a great feeling. I have always enjoyed coming here, being in the UK, but unfortunately for 3 years now it has ended up being more of a 2 week summer vacation spot than grounds forme to win one of the most prestigious events a player can hope to win.

Q: Tell us a bit about the match, how you felt going into it. How much did your record play into your mind?

A: Sure it stayed in my mind, I think in the second I got a bit tight, and she sensed that and really attacked that. In the third set too I think we both realized how much this meant for us, and at the end I don't think it was the most classic match to watch, but we both showed a lot of heart today and that's what made it such a good match.

Q: What did you try and do towards the end to break her serve?

A: Well, I think she didn't like the grass too much, maybe didn't suit what she is used to. She was struggling a bit on the low balls, making a few bad mishits, and I knew in a pressure moment at 6-6 in the third, I had to test that and see if she could come up with some big shots at that point. I tried to slice a bit more and keep it low, move her around that way and thankfully it seemed to work pretty well.

Q: What are your goals from this point on?

A: I just want to go for it now really - I have had nothing to lose since I got here, and I have that sam attitude now. I can hopefully play a bit more relaxed in my next match and try and keep building on this.

Q: Would you mind talking to us a bit about your situation with Anjelica? When did you find out about the relationship with Juan Carlos?

A: I suspected at Roland Garros - I'm not stupid. She was talking to him a lot, I could see him flirting but I didn't say anything at that point because I trusted her. Then she went off to Vienna without me, and I was told there by friends that she was seen out with him a couple times in the evening and was on the phone with someone a lot, and it sure wasn't me. I confronted her on it shortly after and she decided to come clean with me about the news of it all.

Q: Were you shocked? Hurt? Angry?

A: Of course, I mean you spend nearly 2 years with someone, always with them, and sure you have rough times but you never think that you can't work things out, if that were the case no marriage would succeed. But I am trying not to focus on that much right now, because I need to focus on these championships and not let those distraction affect how I play.

Q: There have been a lot of friends on tour who have been vocal on their thoughts about what has happened, what is your take on that?

A: I appreciate the support all my friends have given me, they have been really sensitive to me, you know making sure I'm doing okay and what not. It's times like these where you really need to have friends by you, and it means so much to me.

Q: It must be difficult to play doubles with her now?

A: You know, it is hard of course, because the feelings are still raw, but I think that I have to do the right thing in my heart, and I want everyone to understand that although I am hurt, I also want the best for Anjie. I am angry she lied to me, but it would be selfish of me to make her stay married to me if she doesn't feel happy anymore with that. If she is unhappy, then she needs to move forward and there's nothing I can do about that. We will see where things go from now in the doubles, but I won't sit here and pretend that it is easy for me to walk out on a court with her on the same side of the net and hope for us to mesh well at this point. But it just goes to show that the future is always uncertain, and sometimes you have to face unexpected things and just do your best with what is put in front of you.

Q: Tell us a bit about the racism remarks of Gisele Noventz - Do you agree with those?

A: You know, it is not my place to say. I have never experienced it, but I am not in Gisele's shoes and if she says that she has faced racism before then that is a serious allegation to make and I would hope that she wouldn't lie about something like that because it can have very devastating effects on many people, especially the people she accused. If it is a problem though, then she needs to do what she feels is right, but I think that perhaps she shuold have come out with more evidence to back her statements.

Q: Thanks Eva, good luck the rest of the tournament.

A: Thanks.

Jun 30th, 2003, 06:16 PM
Linzi :sad:

"first set was so bad. 2nd much better, but she's too good. i ahd fun."

Jun 30th, 2003, 07:32 PM
Congrats Sabine for reaching next round in Wimbledon. In the first set you seemed to be out of control. A lot of unforced errors and not many winners. What was the reason for this bad game.
Well, I think it is the lack of confidence. You know, I lost the last match in Eastbourne so easy against Krouklikova and today on Court 18 I could not find my game. My service was terrible and with my forehand I made too many unforced errors. After the third break for Hingisafrilia I thought, now it is all over. The first set was too easy for her.

What do you think about the rain delay. After the 2 hours break, you went on court and won the second set 6-1.
Sure, it helped me. In the break I could think about the last set. My unforced errors and my gameplay overall. I have to do something to stay in the match, I said to myself. And so I changed my game. My volleys were better and so I started to ran to the net and made the big points.


And the final set was a thriller. You won the first 4 games in a row. But then, what happened?
Well, Hingisafrilia played fantastic at this moment. After my 4-0 in the final set, I thought, ok, now just serve it out. But then …. made no unforced errors and began to play incredible.

At 6-7 you saved one matchpoint with an ace, was this the key point of the whole match?
Yes, I think so. I won my serve and broke her after 6 or 7 times deuce. This was the key point, because my service was better at my matchpoint. I am so happy and tired!


After your match, you played mixed on the same court together with John McEnroe. Unfortunately you lost, why did you start to play together with the American. What happened to your husband Stefan?
He was playing with junior Diana Mahler at the same time and lost, too. Ok, John asked me this year again to play with him mixed doubles. He wanted to win this competition this year, but today I was too tired after this marathon match. Sorry, John, hope you are not angry. Stefan is Diana’s coach and I told him to play with Mahler. I think she is a great German tennis hope and reached the second round after beating Bryanne. She can learn a lot from Stefan. Unfortunately the pair lost to Applegate’s younger sister Catherine and Seagill in the first round.


Your next opponent in second round will be Tiffani Eggert, what do you expect?
Honestly nothing! She is one of the tournament favourites this year. Last week, Tiffani defend her title in Eastbourne. She is an excellent grass court player and a smart player on court. I have nothing to loose. I hope my service and my forehand will be better in this match.

Good luck and hope to see you in the next round, Sabine!
Thanks a lot, bye!

Jun 30th, 2003, 09:59 PM
Jennifer!! :eek: :bounce:

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jun 30th, 2003, 11:32 PM
Go Jennifer and Caroline I hope we get at least one win here.

Sad to see someone as wonderful as Eva allowing someone to hurt her and take advantage of her yet continue to play doubles with Anjie. It's obvious that Eva is the heart and soul of the team and Caroline thinks it would be best for her to look elsewhere, especially considering the slump theyve been in :P

Jul 1st, 2003, 04:39 AM
You're not getting her back, Whitten :rolleyes:

Jul 1st, 2003, 04:40 AM
Anjie/Eva :D
Zerene/Elke :D
Zerene/Hugo :D

Jul 1st, 2003, 05:49 AM
sorry guys, i have no time to post an article and i have no time to read yours, but congrats to all the winners. nice to see most of the seeds winning. sabine you will beat me. i'm never gonna do well in a grand slam.

Randy H
Jul 1st, 2003, 06:31 AM
Alx has asked me to post today's results for everyone, unfortunately he is having trouble accessing the site this evening :( so here they are:

Singles 2nd round results:

[1]Larisa Ferrer def. [29]Ana-Maria Herrera 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
Marta-Maria Conde-Martinez def. (Q)Diana Mahler 4-6, 7-5, 12-10
[11]Anabel Conde-Martinez def. Natalya Dlhopolcova 7-6(4), 0-6, 6-1
[28]Paula Masterton def. Jennifer Selles 3-6, 7-5, 7-5

[8]Rulfina Taliamanosoko def. Mia-Ling Keller 2-6, 6-3, 8-6
(Q)Nadia Banaszek def. [10]Adriana Gonzalez 6-4, 7-5
Sandy Vicario def. [18]Caroline Whitten 0-6, 6-2, 7-5
[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere def. [32]Tami Sugarn 7-5, 3-6, 7-5

Randy H
Jul 1st, 2003, 06:32 AM
Doubles round 1 results:

[4]Selles/Whitten def. Lobacheva/Morkovina 6-4, 6-4
A. Gonzalez/K. Herrera def. wc S. Eggert/Paterson 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
Majlana/Masterton def. Dulko/Gambill 6-4, 3-6, 8-6
(Q)Bajul/Spencer def. [7]Huubere/Sarile 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5

[6]Graf/Zubir def. (Q)Fleiscmann/Hawkins 6-4, 3-6, 10-8
A. Herrera/Ryderstedt def. Dlhopolcova/Krivencheva-Molik 7-5, 7-5
Banaszek/Seles def. Beckham/M. Conde-Martinez 7-6(3), 6-7(2), 11-9
[2]Ferrer/Kurkova def. Strycovsson/S. Gonzalez 4-6, 7-5, 7-5

Randy H
Jul 1st, 2003, 06:33 AM
Mix doubles 2nd round results:

S. Gonzalez/Ribas def. [1]de la Courtiere/Ferrero 3-6, 7-6 , 63
[15]Huubere/Bjorkman def. Sugarn/Osgood 7-5, 1-6, 6-3
Gambill/Owen Rhun def. [12]A. Conde-M./B. Conde-M. 6-2, 7-5
[5]Kurkova/Mirnyi def. Mutola/Kimjumba 7-6(5), 7-6(5)

[7]Dulko/Dombrowski def. Ribbons/Bones 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
[11]Kroulikova/Kirov def. Strycovsson/Beckham 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Fl. Hingisafrilia/Le Frandt def. Paterson/Mackin 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
[3]Taliamanosoko/Applegate def. Seles/Seles 6-3, 3-6, 8-6

Danese/Danese def. [4]Wong/Lee 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-2
[13]Applegate/Almasy def. Liashenko/Liashenko 6-3, 7-5
S. Eggert/Thiessen def. Chan/Andersen 1-6, 6-2, 7-5
[6]Van Haak/Rochus def. Beckham/Beckham 6-3, 2-6, 11-9

Mi. Huubere/Woodbridge def. Dlhopolcova/Hrbaty 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
Adeva/Flores def. A. Herrera/Gambill 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
Soren/Roddick def. Fernandez/Armando 6-4, 6-3
[2]Sorrenta/Nestor def. Pierce/Seagill 3-6, 7-5, 7-5

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jul 1st, 2003, 06:42 AM
You're not getting her back, Whitten :rolleyes:
whitten is quite happy with selles, thank you. :devil:

Jul 1st, 2003, 06:52 AM
Nadia :eek: :bounce: :bounce:

Banaszek/Seles :D

Jul 1st, 2003, 07:21 AM
good match Diana, unfortunately your power was over in this match! congrats Marta-Maria

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 1st, 2003, 07:22 AM
Applegate/Almasy!! :kiss:

Jul 1st, 2003, 10:09 AM
Marteena/Lindsay Anne :rolleyes: :sad:

Marteena/Jonas :D :D

Mirjana/Todd :D :D

Jul 1st, 2003, 10:13 AM
:eek: Bajul/Spencer - great win for us Petosp
:D Banaszek & Seles :D big fight but we came through :clap2:

ARANTXA:simply the best
Jul 1st, 2003, 11:01 AM
Arantxa Danese:"When I play with my husband I feel much more confortable in the court that when I play the other matches.He makes me play really unbelievebly.Mind because we are a very good mix doubles team and we may go all the way.You'll never know... Thanks so much Luca for being a so nice person, I love you so much."

Jul 1st, 2003, 11:52 AM
Well Done Monica/Myfyr



Jul 1st, 2003, 02:19 PM
wow Marta Maria :bounce: :bounce: :D :D

Anabel :D :D :D :D

Anabel / Ben :sad:

Jul 1st, 2003, 02:33 PM
Dulko/Dombrowski :)

Dulko/Gambill :sad: 8-6 again :mad:

Dhlopolcova/Krivencheva-Molik :(

Jul 1st, 2003, 02:55 PM
Sam/Andy :D

the jamierbelyea
Jul 1st, 2003, 04:41 PM
Congrats Angelica.

Tami's Wimbledon is done, but at least she held her seeding. :)

Jul 1st, 2003, 06:36 PM
:sad: at marteena and lindsay's horrible streak. well done though to our most recent conquerors.

Jul 1st, 2003, 07:53 PM
Good match Tami :)

Jul 1st, 2003, 09:17 PM

.....just kidding ;)

Jul 1st, 2003, 09:25 PM
Paula :D
Paula/Majlana :D
Linzi/Alan :sad:
Sabine/Linzi :sad:

"I'm so pleased. I really am. I mean these are the sorts of matches I kept losing over the last 12 months, and to get through 2 tight matches is just such a great feeling. Obviously I'd love to go out there adn win 6-0 6-0! But realistically that's not going to happen, I mean the depth is so huge. Seles got to the final stages of the Oz Open, and still isn't ranked high enough to be seeded here. I think that says alot about the competition between us all.

I knew it was going to be tough, I've lost all teh matches we've played. She beat me at the Australian Open, and I think she beat me in 3 in Fed Cup too, so i really wanted revenge. Especially here. We were both serving really well, best I've done in along time, but in the first set she was able to just make teh most of every oppertunity. I had a couple of chances, but she was coming up with the goods.

The crowd were really behind me, all my freinds and family were sitting in the front rows, and its such a buzz playing on court 13, it's a nice court. I didn't want to let them down, for sure, they'd paid alot of money to get here! I just had to dig deep, I was returning alot better, but any time i did make a breakthrough she'd just break back straight away so it was tough. I had a couple of set points on her serve at 5-4, and she seemed quite nervous serving at 6-5, she through in a couple of errors and that gave me the chances I needed.

I was shocked by the way seh came out at teh start of the third. I thought she might get a bit tight, but she was strong off both sides, nothing was breaking down. So i just had to keep pushing, and it paid off. I'm delighted.

I played Anabel on grass a few days ago, and won in 3 tough sets there, so if I can do the same again i'd be really pleased. I mean its quite an interstesting setion, coz her sister won as well, and she plays Larisa. So it could be a sister v sister, or an all Brit account. And I'd love to FINALLY beat Larisa, I'm always close, but she's too strong. She beat me my first time here, and I'd lvoe to correct the balance. But for sure, I'm just conentrating on Anabel right now. It's gonna be tough, but i want this.

It's been alot of fun playing doubles with majlana. We hit earlier this week, and we both needed a doubles partner. I was gona play with Linzi (Paterson), but I thought it would be good for her to play wiht Tiff's little sister. They played really well, and I think lost 7-5 in the third after playing a great second set. I think Linzi is just excited to be here, and mini-Eggert was having fun too. There minds arent 100% on tennis, as they are both studying, but I think its good for tehm to get experience, they are the next generation. But yeah, we played really well me and Majlana. Gianna and Monica are both geart girls, great players, and it was a really tough match. There was nothing in it, and I think it was just down to a few crucial points, which we got. It'd be nice to get a good run here too, as I didn't know Majlana that well, but I really like her, and I hope we could forge a successful team.

Who do I think can win here? Well everyone thats left! It's really that close. Ruflina didn't play that well today, but she got through, and that's what counts. Anjelica too had a tight win over Tami, and then there are the usual suspects like Tiff, Larisa, Eva. There are alot of the younger girls coming through too, Alot of the girls ranked below 40 are making a push, and then there's always the qualifiers, and the juniors. No-one knows much about them, and as grass is a big leveler for those who maybe don't play on it much, they feel they can compete. So already we've had alot of shocks, I mean i had Jane down to go really far. There are no easy matches."

Jul 2nd, 2003, 07:07 AM
Singles second round:
[4]Brenda Van Haak def. [30]Joanna Seles 6-2, 7-6(1)
[22]Sabine Graf def. [13]Tiffani Eggert 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
[9]Lindsay-Anne Sarile def. [17]Monica Gambill 7-5, 4-6, 8-6
Marta Bajul def. (Q)Tatjana Vukasinovi 7-6(4), 7-6(2)

[6]Eva Sorrenta def. (Q)Elke Vandecaetsbeek 6-2, 1-6, 8-6
[12]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko def. [19]Lucia Kurkova 7-6(1), 2-6, 6-3
Rachel-Anne Fleischmann def. (Q)Fabiola Perez-Carmino 4-6, 7-6(9), 6-4
[2]Marteena Huubere def. Yadira Mendivil 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

Jul 2nd, 2003, 07:08 AM
Doubles round 2 results:

Applegate/Valentine def. [1]de la Courtiere/Sorrenta 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4
Jahfson/Liashenko def. Mi. Huubere/J. Lapentti 7-5, 4-6, 9-7
[5]Coetzer/Van Haak def. A. Conde-Martinez/Prado 6-1, 7-6(11)
Fernandez/Vandecaetsbeek def. [3]Taliamanosoko/Wong 1-6, 6-2, 7-5

[4]Selles/Whitten def. A. Gonzalez/K. Herrera 7-6(2), 6-2
wc S. Eggert/Paterson def. Majlana/Masterton 1-6, 6-2, 8-6
A. Herrera/Ryderstedt def. [6]Graf/Zubir 7-5, 7-6(4)
[2]Ferrer/Kurkova def. Banaszek/Seles 7-6(6), 6-3

Jul 2nd, 2003, 07:08 AM
Mix doubles 3rd round results:
S. Gonzalez/Ribas def. [15]Huubere/Bjorkman 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
Gambill/Owen Rhun def. [5]Kurkova/Mirnyi 7-5, 6-3
[7]Dulko/Dombrowski def. [11]Kroulikova/Kirov 1-6, 6-1, 8-6
[3]Taliamanosoko/Applegate def. Fl. Hingisafrilia/Le Frandt 7-6(4), 6-4

[13]Applegate/Almasy def. Danese/Danese 6-3, 6-3
[6]Van Haak/Rochus def. S. Eggert/Thiessen 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
Mi. Huubere/Woodbridge def. Adeva/Flores 7-6(5), 6-4
Soren/Roddick def. [2]Sorrenta/Nestor 6-4, 6-3

Jul 2nd, 2003, 07:09 AM
Anyone Who Is Still Alive In The Tournament Cant Play Challenger. And You Cant Withdraw From Here.

Dr. Peedy
Jul 2nd, 2003, 07:36 AM
Elke: "I'm disappointed I lost in a tight third set, but all credit to Eva, she played like the champion she truly is and deserved to win. It was a good match, and I wish her all the best for the rest of the tournament. This was the best run I've had in a pro tournament so far, so I've definitely gained from this week's experience, and I hope I can build on it in the future."

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 2nd, 2003, 08:10 AM

Bryanne Applegate of the United States and her German partner, Selima Valentine, continue undefeated team after won over the first seed, Anjelica de la Courtiere and Eva Sorrenta in the second round of Wimbledon. The pairs is record of 6-0 included won Birmingham as first together.

Another news from the match, Applegate recieved a code violent behaviour for physical abused with de la Courtiere just after the match in public. Applegate punched at de la Courtiere's eye for being mean and insulted to Sorrenta. Doctor said the eye will get black by tomorrow.

Jul 2nd, 2003, 09:06 AM
Tatjana :sad: But congrats Marta ;)

Banaszek/Seles :(

Jul 2nd, 2003, 09:38 AM
Anjie/Eva :rolleyes:

Losing to a walking **** like Bryanne shows how badly we're slumping.

Anjelica de la Courtiere petitioned the FWTT governing board to ban Bryanne Appleslut from her next few tournaments.

Jul 2nd, 2003, 09:38 AM
Elke, didn't you notice that we upset a top team in doubles? :D

I picked good points for once :rolleyes:

Vamos Zerene/Elke!

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 2nd, 2003, 09:54 AM
Anjelica de la Courtiere petitioned the FWTT governing board to ban Bryanne Appleslut from her next few tournaments.
Petition? (scoffs) I won't ban from the Tour for sure because look what happened to Madonika Diva Jahfson. She abused some people and she didn't ban from the Tour! BWHAHAHA!

Jul 2nd, 2003, 10:45 AM
put Karla in the challenger please :rolleyes:

Jul 2nd, 2003, 01:41 PM
Anna too :rolleyes:

Great tournament Anna!!!

ARANTXA:simply the best
Jul 2nd, 2003, 02:32 PM
Add Arantxa Danese in the challenger tournament if possible

Jul 2nd, 2003, 02:46 PM
http://kousa.com/sports/wtaplayers/sanchez-lorenzo/masl01m.jpgGianna Adrianna Dulko of Poland focuses on hitting a shot en route to her 3-set victory over the gutsy Lucia Kurkova in the second round of Wimbledon.

[12]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko def. [19]Lucia Kurkova 7-6(1), 2-6, 6-3
[7]Dulko/Dombrowski def. [11]Kroulikova/Kirov 1-6, 6-1, 8-6

"I am so proud to have won this match. Lucia is a great player, having already won a title, she is a great star and a darkhorse on the FWTT circuit. I knew coming in to expect a hardfought match and that I would have to fight very hard to close out a win. ANd that is what I did. In the first set, I really played well in the tiebreaker, winning it quite easily. However, Lucia really stormed back in the second set as she wasn't gonna go out easily. In the third, I regrouped and started to become more aggressive. It really payed off and i was really happy with my serve and my shot selection and accuracy. This is the furthest I have ever gone in Wimbledon, in fact as I said last match that this is the first time I have actually won a singles match at Wimbledon. So to have made it this far is definitely a great accomplishment, especially since I lost in the first round at Rolland Garros and Vienna, which obviously was very disappointing. I next play Eva Sorrenta, who beat my good friend and fellow Polish player Katarina Molik. I will get some tips from Katarina and just give it my all. Eva has had to endure 8-6 third set matches to get to the third round, so I'm hoping to capitalize on that. But she is a very talented and experienced player, a "veteran" of sorts,as well as my friend and idol. So the match will be very tough both physically and mentally. In the mixed, I am so happy for Jan-Marc and I. We have never reached the third round before, so to have won our third round match is really encouraging and motivating. We played a very tough team who are really aggressive, so we were very proud of ourselves for being able to pull out that long third set. However, our next opponents are the third seeds, so we will have even more work to do in the next round if we wanna win. But basically, I will give it my all and see how it goes from there. But definitely, I am thrilled with how I am playing so far in this slam. Especially since this is on grass, I am really happy that I have some wins under my belt. Thanks."

Jul 2nd, 2003, 06:16 PM
ALX!! How could Masterton/Majlana loose to Eggert/Paterson when:

[4]Selles/Whitten def. Lobacheva/Morkovina 6-4, 6-4
A. Gonzalez/K. Herrera def. wc S. Eggert/Paterson 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
Majlana/Masterton def. Dulko/Gambill 6-4, 3-6, 8-6
(Q)Bajul/Spencer def. [7]Huubere/Sarile 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-5

was the result of round 1. We should play (Q)Bajul/Spencer

Please check. Thanks :)

Randy H
Jul 2nd, 2003, 08:24 PM

Q: Congratulations on moving through Eva, how was this match different from your first round?

A: Well, each round you just take one step at a time, try not to think about the past or the future in those moments. I knew Elke was playing well here so far, she got through the qualifying, and I have seen her a bit before so I knew this was not a match I could take lightly.

Q: Another 8-6 final set, were you able to draw on your experience for that?

A: Yeah, experience is always important in a match, especially the close ones, so I think that helped. I played pretty good when I needed to.

Q: What was it like to play against another compatriot? Did you feel more pressure because of that?

A: No, not really, but it was nice to see her doing well here. I have talked to her a few times before, she's a nice girl and I think she has potential to make a good transition from the juniors to the pro circuit now. It is nice to see young talent coming through right now, especially as Fed Cup is just around the corner.

Q: Tell us a bit about your next match against Dulko. Obviously you've played a few times before and are good friends. What do you need to to do to prepare for that match?

A: Well, just keep doing what I'm doing, if I can execute and stay tough then I think I have a shot, if not then I know Gianna is a great player and she has a chance to win aswell. I think we are both pleased to be this far in the tournament and we have nothing to lose in this match so it is a good opportunity for one of us to make our first quarterfinal here, and maybe further.

Q: A tough day on the doubles court for you, how tough was it to play with Anjie out there given all the media attention you have both faced recently?

A: Sure it was tough, I think in doubles you need communication, it is vital, and we were lacking that. We have been a bit distant for obvious reasons, and Bryanne and Selima are experienced players and played a steady match. I dont think I had high expectations here so I am not too disappointed really.

Q: And the mixed?

A: Well, I had some close matches, 3 matches in one day so that was a bit tough, but Samantha and her partner obviously had to do the right things to win aswell so plenty of credit to them for the win, they held their nerve well. I am happy for Samantha, she is a good player and again, just nice to see the Canadian up and comers showing what they are made of here at Wimbledon.

Q: Thanks Eva.

A: Thanks.

Jul 2nd, 2003, 08:46 PM

R-A Fleischmann reached the 3rd round for the first time :bounce:

Jul 2nd, 2003, 08:49 PM
Bajul & Spencer are missing in 2nd round doubles results

Joanna :mad:
Marta :D
Joanna & Nadia :sad:

Jul 2nd, 2003, 10:11 PM
omg Sabine defeated Tiffani!!!! :eek: I can not believe this!!!

Jul 2nd, 2003, 11:33 PM
Mix doubles round 1 results:

[12]A. Conde-M./B. Conde-M. def. Krivencheva-M./Roddick 1-6, 6-2, 7-5

Soren/Roddick def. [14]Zubir/Enqvist 6-4, 6-4 :eek:
[2]Sorrenta/Nestor def. Bye

:o I just noticed that Andy Roddick played twice in mixed doubles! :o Samantha, Katarina Molik is engaged to Andy!

Jul 3rd, 2003, 12:38 AM
Sam is having an affair ;)

Jul 3rd, 2003, 03:09 AM
Sam is having an affair ;)

I knew it! ;) Katarina did get quite suspicious when Andy came home late at night or "had to go somewhere" after playing his matches. But Katarina has confronted Andy about this and they are planning to work things out. So butt out! ;)

Jul 3rd, 2003, 05:04 PM
expect Andy to resist you know what with you. ;)

Jul 3rd, 2003, 05:17 PM
Even though he didn't give ya much anyway ;)

Jul 3rd, 2003, 06:18 PM
Even though he didn't give ya much anyway ;)

:rolleyes: ;)

Jul 3rd, 2003, 06:24 PM

[1]Larisa Ferrer vs. Marta-Maria Conde-Martinez
[11]Anabel Conde-Martinez vs. [28]Paula Masterton
[8]Rulfina Taliamanosoko vs. (Q)Nadia Banaszek
Sandy Vicario vs. [3]Anjelica de la Courtiere

[4]Brenda Van Haak vs. [22]Sabine Graf
[9]Lindsay-Anne Sarile vs. Marta Bajul
[6]Eva Sorrenta vs. [12]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko
Rachel-Anne Fleischmann vs. [2]Marteena Huubere

Jul 3rd, 2003, 06:55 PM
Wimbledon 2001 - GC - OD - 3rd round
Sabine Graf def. Brenda Van Haak 7-6(2) 3-6 6-2

please no revenge ;)

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 3rd, 2003, 11:08 PM
Anjelica, I'll be watch your match today and see how your eye are! :devil:

Jul 4th, 2003, 04:54 AM
Singles 3rd round results:

[1]Larisa Ferrer def. Marta-Maria Conde-Martinez 5-7, 7-5, 10-8

[29]Paula Masterton def. [11]Anabel Conde-Martinez 5-7, 7-5, 13-11

(Q)Nadia Banaszek def. [8]Ruflina Taliamanosoko 6-2, 2-6, 8-6

Sandy Vicario def. [3]Anjelica de la Courtiere 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

[22]Sabine Graf def. [4]Brenda Van Haak 2-6, 7-6(6), 6-2

[9]Lindsay-Anne Sarile def. Marta Bajul 6-0, 0-6, 8-6

[6]Eva Sorrenta def. [12]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko 7-6(5), 7-5

[2]Marteena Huubere def. Rachel-Anne Fleischmann 3-6, 6-4, 9-7

Doubles quarterfinals are out tomorrow and...

I apologize for mix doubles but 3r will be out tomorrow along with the qf.

Jul 4th, 2003, 04:57 AM
Nadia :eek: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Great match Ruflina :worship: :D

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 4th, 2003, 05:12 AM
Ruflina Taliamanosoko of Botswana practicing on the grounds of the AELTC

Taliamanosoko ready for trouble

After a dissapointing first half of the year, FWTT #7 Ruflina Taliamanosoko is ready to turn things around.

Early exits as the Australian and Roland Garros have motivated the Botswanian to perform her best on the sacred grounds at Wimbledon.

Even though clay is my best surface, Wimbleodn is by far my most favorite tournament of the year. The tradition, the formality, the uniqueness of the event is awesome. It has incredible grandeur that makes you really feel like you are a part of something bigger. It's almost spiritual.

After sliding from #2 to #7 within a year, things have not gone so well for the 3-time mother and one time US Open champion. Family comittments have decreased motivation on the court.

It's weird. Sometimes, I'm just like oh no, I hope Anna or Lexi is okay then I realize that I don't care about the match anymore and I just want to get with my children. Right now, Jesus is starting to say his first words so I'm really excited about that, but Tobias (her husband) has to understand that he will be the main caregiver this fortnight.

Several doubles titles this year with best friend Jane Wong have salvaged Ruflina's season. If it wasn't for Jane, who knows where I would be now. She has made me look forward to playing events. It was such a disappointment after Roland Garros, however, and I'm still pretty much shattered by it. But life goes on.

Ruflina will face British wild-card Sophie Gambill in the first round.

I know Monica really well and this is her youngest sister, so I'm nervous to play against the crowd favorite, but at the same time, it motivates me to do better.

Ruflina, for sure, will be focused these 2 weeks.

congrats nadia

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jul 4th, 2003, 06:13 AM
great job nadia dear im so proud of you :D

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 4th, 2003, 07:06 AM

You looks great, Anjelica!!

Jul 4th, 2003, 07:40 AM
Congrats Sabine, I told you you would win. Sabine outlasted Tiffani. I am all ready to play Bastad.

Randy H
Jul 4th, 2003, 08:08 AM

Interview with Eva Sorrenta

Q: Are you surprised to be this far into the tournament?

A: I am actually. My goal coming here was to win one match, jsut to get that monkey off my back, and now I've had 3 wins so it's been really a nice surprise and it's given me a bit more hope about my grasscourt abiluty I think.

Q: What is it about grass that you seem to have trouble with? Is it your game style, or a mental thing?

A: Probably a bit of both. i don't think my game is terribly suited against grasscourts, I feel I am a capable net player, I can use a variety of different shots, and I can move well. But I think just not growing up on it, not playing on it all year with the exception of a couple of weeks, and probably not having as big a serve as I'd like, it can hinder my chances on this surface. But I am always striving to improve, and that's all I can ask of myself. Mentally I think this will give me a boost. I've had some decent results at Eastbourne in the past, and I've been a finalist here in the doubles so I think maybe there is some hope for me (laughter).

Q: Talk to us a bit about the match today. Close one, even though you were able to finish it off in 2 sets?

A: Yeah, definitely the score was a good indication of that. We both started out a bit nervous I think, but settled down well. She is a good competitor out there, usually keeps herself together well doesn't let things get her down too much, andisn't going to throw in the towel, so I think it was important for me to close out the second set and didn't make it tougher than what it could have been.

Q: You have beaten her 3 times now, what has been the difference in those matches?

A: Maybe just a mental edge, certainly in the first 2 times I think she was still working her way up the rankings, maybe she didn't quite believe in herself that she had what it takes to be up there with the best girls, but she has had some great results this season so I knew this match mentally was going to be a different scenario. In previous matches maybe she threw away some chances she had, but today I just felt like I played well enough on the big occasions and that was a big boost for me.

Q: Next up for you is a match against Huubere. She's the defending champion, does that give you an advantage being underdog, or her an advantage knowing she has done well here before and reached this stage again?

A: You know, for sure she has to be the favourite, I mean she has won this title before, she is ranked higher. We have played a few times before, but never on grass so I think this will be a different match from the previous ones - each match against anyone is. But I have to keep my focus in the match, try not to allow the occasion to get the better of me, and just keep doing what I have been doing to make it this far.

Q: Thanks Eva

A: Thanks.

Jul 4th, 2003, 09:22 AM
de la Courtiere-Ferrero ousted


Anjelica de la Courtiere-Ferrero was a 3rd round victim of veteran scalper Sandy Vicario. de la Courtiere-Ferrero refused to comment on her match, leaving immediately for Spain with her husband, Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 4th, 2003, 09:27 AM
She left the country!! :eek: She must scared from me!! :bounce:

Jul 4th, 2003, 02:21 PM
RAF lost the third time this year against a top5 player in a nailbitting 3rd set :sad:

Jul 4th, 2003, 02:33 PM
Pff what a close matches Anabel & Marta Maria lost :sad: :sad: :sad:

Jul 4th, 2003, 03:29 PM
Mix doubles quarterfinal results:
Gambill/Oweb Rhun def. S. Gonzalez/Ribas 6-4, 6-4
[7]Dulko/Dombrowski def. [3]Taliamanosoko/Applegate 2-6, 6-2, 8-6
[13]Applegate/Almasy def. [6]Van Haak/Rochus 7-5, 6-2
Mi. Huubere/Woodbridge def. Soren/Roddick 3-6, 7-6(0), 6-4

Jul 4th, 2003, 03:31 PM
Doubles quarterfinals results:
Applegate/Valentine def. Jahfson/Liashenko 2-6, 6-3, 10-8
Fernandez/Vandecaetsbeek def. [5]Coetzer/Van Haak 1-6, 7-5, 6-3
[4]Selles/Whitten def. (Q)Bajul/Spencer 6-3, 6-4
[2]Ferrer/Kurkova def. A. Herrera/Ryderstedt 4-6, 6-4, 8-6

Jul 4th, 2003, 03:32 PM
R2: (Q)Bajul/Spencer def. Majlana/Masterton 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

Jul 4th, 2003, 04:01 PM
Fernandez/Vandecaetsbeek in the semifinals :eek: :D

Jul 4th, 2003, 04:10 PM
Good Luck Mirjana/Todd in the Mixed Semi-finals! :)

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 4th, 2003, 04:28 PM

Bryanne Applegate reached semis of Ladies and Mixed Doubles of The Championships at Wimbledon. It's first time she made semis at both events since 2001 Roland Garros where she failed both finals.

"Two years ago at Roland Garros was one of my best memories of my career especially played on the worst surface.", Applegate said, "However, we play on favorite surface so, hopefully we can win the titles!".

Her German partner, Selima Valentine (second picture from above) and the American continue an impressive records together with 7-0 included won Birmingham in three weeks ago. In Mixed Doubles, Seifer Almasy (third picture from above) and Bryanne Applegate didn't drop a set on way to the semis proved that they're favourite for the title!

Dr. Peedy
Jul 4th, 2003, 05:30 PM
Fernandez/Vandecaetsbeek in the semifinals :eek: :D

:eek: :eek: :D :bounce: :bounce:

*Elke realizes that she can't play dubs regularly with Zerene from this point on and starts tearing her hair out* :sad:

But wow, if this is our last tournament together, we're certainly going out with a bang! :D

Jul 4th, 2003, 07:18 PM

Gianna Adrianna Dulko focuses on hitting a shot in her 7-6(5) 7-5 loss to the sixth-seeded Canadian Eva Sorrenta.

[6]Eva Sorrenta def. [12]Gianna-Adrianna Dulko 7-6(5), 7-5
[7]Dulko/Dombrowski def. [3]Taliamanosoko/Applegate 2-6, 6-2, 8-6

A post-match interview with Polish no.1 and top 12 player Gianna Adrianna Dulko:

Q: Gianna, obviously a disappointing match in singles, what do you have to say about it?

A: Yes, well I am disappointed that I was not able to at least make it a three setter vs. Eva, and the fact that this is the third time that I have lost to Eva, but I am quite pleased with how I have played in this tournament. Reaching the third round is a great accomplishment for me, for as I said before this is the first time I have won one match, let alone two. I must say that this match vs. Eva, as opposed to the ones before, is one where BOTH of us were in the top 12. I am a former top 10 player and hope to return there soon, so I knew I had a chance. But we are also good friends and she is my idol, so I knew heading into this match that my mental play would be tested. Eva really played well when it counted and was able to pull out those two tight sets. I am disappointed that I did not at least win the tiebreaker, as I felt that I really should have, but big congrats to Eva, she played really well on those tense points and important rallies. I wish her all the best in the tournament, I really hope she wins it (laughs), but I'm sure she is very happy to be in the quarterfinals.

Q: You have advanced with your fiancee into the semi-finals of the mixed doubles. Why the sudden success?

A: Haha. Well we are quite happy as Jan-Marc and I have never advanced past the second round in mixed doubles in my career. So to have reached the semi-finals is quite a remarkable achievement for us. As I have matured as a player, I have really improved my net skills and my doubles play, and so I was able to translate that into mixed doubles. Plus, Jan Marc is a former men's pro tennis player and we are happily engaged so we really have the confidence, cooperation and teamwork that is needed to win those close matches. I am really anxious to play our next match, as we play my new doubles partner Monica Gambill and her good friend Owen Rhun.

Q: So, overall, are you happy with how the tournament has gone so far?

A: Overall, yes. I am really pleased with how I did in singles and mixed, so far, but I was quite disappointed that Monica and I were not able to win a match in our debut, considering we do have a doubles title together. But, I look forward to playing with Monica in the future and to have lots of success.

Q: Your former doubles partner, for over 6mths, Regla Torres, has ended her retirement and returned to the tour. What do you feel about this and do you plan to rejoin Regla in doubles?

A: Well, I am happy for Regla. SHe actually called me up before she made her decision public and just made sure that I understood why she was coming back. Her love for tennis is very strong. Regla is a great player and a great person, she is still high in the race standings, so she can still have a tremendous impact on the tour. Regla has committed herself so far to only singles, not doubles. But regardless, I have made the committment to Monica Gambill that I would be her permanent doubles partner. Sure, if it happens that monica and I are not playing the same tournament in a certain week, I will be more than happy to play with Regla if she is available. However, at least for the time being, Monica and I will remain doubles partners and I will be soley committed to our permanent doubles partnership to ensure as much success as possible. I have been shafted in the past in doubles, so I do not want to do that to Monica, because I know how bad it feels. Plus, Monica and I, despite losing at Wimbledon early, feel confident about our doubles partnership. Again, Regla is a great friend. Just because she retired does not mean that we did not stay friends. I wish her all the best upon her return to the tour and have no bitter feelings towards her at all. I wish her the best!

Q: Your future plans?

A: Well, as we are entering the hard court season, I am really looking forward and anxious to have some great results to get back into the top 10. I am looking to be ranked in the top 7 after the US open, and to be high in the race standings. I think it is possible as I have little to defend from 2002 in the hard court season. So I really see this as a great opportunity. I have taken out the time in my hardcourt committments to play in Sopot, which is clay, as I feel obligated and priviledged to play in Poland as well as having the opportunity to see some of my Polish relatives back in Poland. So I am excited about the upcoming hard court season as I really hope to get back into the top 10, if I have not already with my Wimbledon showing. My goal is to be in the top 10 by the end of the year in both singles and doubles and to qualify for the chase championships in singles, and if possible doubles.

Q: Thank you very much Gianna. Best of luck.

A: Thank you. No problem at all.

Jul 4th, 2003, 07:21 PM
good luck Selima and Bryanne in the semi-final!!!!

Jul 4th, 2003, 07:46 PM
Masterton Edges Out Conde-Martinez In Thriller


29th seed Paula Masterton grits her teeth on the way to a 13-11 final set victory

Edinburgh's Paula Masterton (above) played one of the best matches of her career to see of Spanish hopeful Anabel Conde-Martinez in a match which last over 3 hours. The 3rd round encounter was played out on a packed Court 1, who were enthralled by the prospect of an all British quarter-final. Ironically, top seed Larisa Ferrer had beating Anabel's younger sister Marta-Maria in the previous match.

The Spaniard, who lost to Masterton at Eastbourne 2 weeks ago, started off the better, leading 4-2 before eventually taking the set 7-5. It was an exact reversal in the second, Paula serving for the set at 5-4, before eventually struggling to take it 7-5.

The third set was argueably one of the best displays on womens tennis, both girls were on top of their form. The contrast was exhilirating, Paula's aggressive serve-and-volleying, while Conde-Martinez pounded groundstrokes from the baseline.

Each had chances early on, as they traded breaks. Masterton served for the set at 6-5, only to be broken, and had 3 match points on Conde-Martinez's serve at 8-7. With this chance gone, Paula's head dropped momentarily, which allowed the 11th seed to break and serve for the match at 9-8. This was a chance she missed, despite only being 2 points away at 30all and deuce.

The tension became almost unbearable, but neither girl let the nerves get to them, as the error count stayed remarkably low. At 12-11 to the Scot, an ill-advised venture to the net by Conde-Martinez handed Masterton the iniative at 15-30. This was followed by a shaky second serve from the Spaniard, which Masterton took full advantage off to give herself 2 match points. Somehow, Conde-Martinez found an ace off her second serve to increase the pressure on Masterton. However, after another rally which went into double figures, a backhand drive by Conde-Martinez pulled wide to send the crowd into raptures and reduce a tired Masterton to their knees.

As the players walked to the net, the crowd gave them a well-deserved standing ovation, and while Conde-Martinez was clearly upset, she waited for her victor and the two walked off court together. Paula meets tournament favourite Larisa Ferrer tomorrow for a place in the semi-finals. The two met at the same point 2 years ago, on that occassion Ferrer won, but on today's form, it would be difficult to bet against an upset.

"I really can't believe it. We played at Eastbourne and it was so close, and it was the same here. She is just such a good player from the back of the court and at the start I just couldn't find a way through. I regrouped well in the second, and managed to get that, and the third set was just a case of working hard, focusing and taking your chances.

I had a couple of match points at 5-4, which I let slip away. All credit to her, she just never stopped fighting, and I think we brought out the best in each other. 6 months ago, this is the sort fo match I would of lost, but I've got some confidence in myself. I believe I can win, and that I can compete with these girls, and thats a big part of it.

Larisa has really got my number (laughs). I think our head to head is like 8-0 to her. So I'm definately hoping to set that right tomorrow. I played her in the quarters on my debut here in 3 tough sets, and I think it was only experience which stopped me winning, but I've got that now, and I'm really hungry for the win.

This is of course my favourite event. For sure the crowd support is amazing, and it can usually help you if you're feeling a bit ill or are drained. Larisa had a tough match today against Marta-Maria, so we will both be a bit tired, but I'll have a massage and then a hot bath and I'll be raring to go!"

Jul 4th, 2003, 07:58 PM
Good luck Paula...and Larissa :)

Jul 4th, 2003, 08:00 PM

Q. Were you happy with that today?

SABINE GRAF: Yes, I was. I was happy that, you know, winning against Tiffani and now against Brenda the 4th seeded. I was able to stay concentrated and focused in the final set and play good tennis, and even after losing the first set so easily I found my game to win the big points.

Q. To lose in early rounds before the tournament started and now play the quaterfinal of Wimbledon. What happened to your game?

SABINE GRAF: That is the work with my new coach. He showed me, that I have the power. I think it was my self-confidence in the last months. So I feel confident, I feel comfortable on the grass. It's just a matter of me going out there and just playing my game.

Q: Sabine, you defeated both Belgium's top player in a row. Are you ready for the Fed Cup tie against Belgium?

SABINE GRAF: Oh, this is another event. You can not compare it. The Fed Cup is a team event. You have to play for your country and everything is possible in this competition. I even do not know where the tie will be held. I hope in Germany, but who knows. Tiffani and Brenda are tough players and I am extremely happy to win against both in Wimbledon. This tournament gives me a lot.

Q: In Melbourne you lost in the first round against Lapentti, in Paris you reached the 3rd round and lost to Selima Valentine. Now you are in the quaterfinal of Wimbledon and your opponent will be Lindsay Anne Sarile, what do you expect?

SABINE GRAF: I don't know. I don't know. I mean, really, I'm just gonna go out there and just try to play my tennis, and my best tennis, and that's it. Lindsay is an extremely good player. She knows how to play serve and volley and has got fast and hard strokes. I think the service will be the key of this match.

Q: Good luck Sabine and we all hope to see you in the semifinal!

SABINE GRAF: Thanks a lot.

Sabine Graf happy after her victory on Centre Court

Jul 4th, 2003, 08:41 PM
:sad: Sam/Andy

Jul 4th, 2003, 10:37 PM

Well Done Paula!:)

Jul 5th, 2003, 05:48 AM
Mix doubles semifinal results:
[7]Dulko/Dombrowski def. Gambill/Owen Rhun 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-4
Mi. Huubere/Woodbridge def. [13]Applegate/Almasy 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

Jul 5th, 2003, 05:49 AM
Doubles semifinals results:
Applegate/Valentine def. Fernandez/Vandecaetsbeek 7-6(10), 4-6, 6-4
[4]Selles/Whitten def. [2]Ferrer/Kurkova 7-6(0), 7-5

Jul 5th, 2003, 05:50 AM
Singles Quarterfinals results:
[1]Larisa Ferrer def. [29]Paula Masterton 4-6, 6-4, 14-12
Sandy Vicario def. (Q)Nadia Banaszek 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
[22]Sabine Graf def. [9]Lindsay-Anne Sarile 0-6, 6-1, 7-5
[2]Marteena Huubere def. [6]Eva Sorrenta 1-6, 6-3, 7-5

Jul 5th, 2003, 05:57 AM
Nadia's run ends :sad: :mad:

Congrats Sandy :)

Jul 5th, 2003, 07:09 AM
omg, omg, SAbine in the semis!!! :eek:

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 5th, 2003, 07:24 AM

:bounce: Applegate/Valentine: 7-0!! :bounce:

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 5th, 2003, 07:25 AM
Selima, I didn't realise that we won Birmingham were only three rounds so, it would be 7-0 not 8-0!! :p

Jul 5th, 2003, 08:37 AM
very good tournament, congrats larisa , marteena, sabine, and the surprise sandy!! 4 great girls!

Jul 5th, 2003, 11:14 AM
congrats Jennifer and Caroline :)

Vamos Larissa win the title! :D

Jul 5th, 2003, 11:57 AM
Marteena :bounce:

Now against Sabine! :( :( :eek: Will be a tough match against the former Wimby champ!!!!

Mirjana/Todd! :D :D :D...GS FINAL for the first time! :)

Jul 5th, 2003, 12:50 PM
Gianna Adrianna Dulko is in the mixed doubles final! :D :eek:

"I am thrilled to have made it this far. Jan Marc and I are so proud of ourselves and astounded that we have a chance of winning our first ever grand slam title."

Jul 5th, 2003, 04:43 PM
Gambill out of wimbledon

Monica Gambill is oput of wimbledon after loosing her mixed doubles semi final 4-6 7-6 6-4 to her doubles partner Gianna Adrianna-Dulko.
'It was a great match it so close and it was a fun match.Gianna and Jan Marc so deserved to win they were just the stronger team in the end.'

She was asked about the 14-12 marathon match played by Larisa Ferrer and Paula Masterton.

'I was in the crowd watching.It was fantastic to see two of my country women and friends battling it out on court.I didn't know who to cheer for i had a little bit of a soft spot for Paula as we are great friends and have grown up through juniors and seniors together!'

Jul 5th, 2003, 05:11 PM
oh Paula :sad:

will you ever beat Larisa?! :p

Well done girl, no win it :D

Sorry am to depressed to write an article (not about thsi, but about other, real tennis, stuff - no not venus)

Jul 5th, 2003, 10:49 PM
Thank you Monica for your kind words :)

Jul 6th, 2003, 05:02 AM
Ferrer into semifinals at Wimbledon

World number one Larisa Ferrer will be making her third appearance in the semifinals of Wimbledon this year after she beat compatriot Paula Masterton 4-6, 6-4, 7-6. In a great match Ferrer's experience paid off as she beat Paula Masterton who was making her second appearance in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon.

"I'm very pleassed with my result here in Wimbledon, I didn't had the results I wanted to have in the warm-up events but here I'm doing great. I hope I can get my second Wimbledon and that way having lot of confidence for the hardcourt season."

Ferrer will face now un-seeded player Sandy Vicario, who battled her semifinal spot against qualifier Banaszek. Vicario was also a semifinalist at Eastbourne.

"I've faced Sandy before and they were tough matches, I'm sure she will try to beat me but I hope I can repeat my last year's final and hopefully this year take the title.


Jul 6th, 2003, 05:04 AM
Kurkova/Ferrer :sad: :sad:

Jul 6th, 2003, 05:08 AM
such a bitch :rolleyes:...

go sandy.. let the bitch dreaming with this title..

Jul 6th, 2003, 05:27 AM
Larisa Ferrer to Gisele Noventz

"I won't enter your game... I have dignity and class...

I only can wish you the best in the future as I see that you lost in the first round of both Eastbourne and Wimbledon and your win over me in Birmingham won't save your rank... hopefully you can win some matches in the challenger tour. :)

Goodbye :wavey:"

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jul 6th, 2003, 05:34 AM
Larisa Ferrer to Gisele Noventz

"I won't enter your game... I have dignity and class...

I only can wish you the best in the future as I see that you lost in the first round of both Eastbourne and Wimbledon and your win over me in Birmingham won't save your rank... hopefully you can win some matches in the challenger tour. :)

Goodbye :wavey:"
well said gisele

larisa its hard to have dignaty and class when you are absent from the tour most of the time. good luck sandy!!

Jul 6th, 2003, 05:51 AM
well said gisele

larisa its hard to have dignaty and class when you are absent from the tour most of the time. good luck sandy!!

Maybe, unfortunately I don't have the time that I would like to have for posting articles and stuff.

But still, apply the response I had for Gisele to you :)

Jul 6th, 2003, 06:06 AM
Mix doubles final result:
Mi. Huubere/Woodbridge def. [7]Dulko/Dombrowski 5-7, 7-6(6), 8-6

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Jul 6th, 2003, 06:07 AM
Doubles final result:
[4]Selles/Whitten def. Applegate/Valentine 6-3, 6-4

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Jul 6th, 2003, 06:08 AM
Singles Semifinals results:
[1]Larisa Ferrer def. Sandy Vicario 7-6(9), 5-7, 7-5
[2]Marteena Huubere def. [22]Sabine Graf 7-6(5), 7-6(4)

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 6th, 2003, 06:27 AM
Doubles final result:
[4]Selles/Whitten def. Applegate/Valentine 6-3, 6-4

:worship: :worship: :worship:
OMG!! :fiery: I hate you, bitches!! :mad: Don't talk to me ever again!!


Jul 6th, 2003, 06:28 AM
Zerene/Elke :sad:

good run though :D

Randy H
Jul 6th, 2003, 08:00 AM
Stop insulting Larisa, she's done nothing to deserve it.

Lose the jealousy :p

Randy H
Jul 6th, 2003, 08:01 AM
good luck to Marteena and Larisa in the final, I am sure it will be a great match :)

Also congratulations to Jennifer/Caroline and Mirjana/Todd on their titles :)

Jul 6th, 2003, 09:45 AM
congrats Marteena, now defend your title!!!

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 6th, 2003, 09:56 AM
Best of luck to Larisa!! :D Beat Marteena, please!! ;)

Jul 6th, 2003, 01:26 PM
Dulko/Dombrowski, oh so close :sad:

But still a great result! My first grand slam final! :D

Jul 6th, 2003, 02:32 PM
What a final in prospect!:eek:

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jul 6th, 2003, 02:40 PM

Caroline Whitten and Jennifer Selles teamed to win their second grand slam doubles title of the year, along with a SF showing at the French Open. "I'm absolutely thrilled for us to have won on grass. What a tough surface for us to play on, especially after only winning one tournament leading up to Wimbledon. Jennifer is a great partner and always knows what to do and say to keep my head in the match out there. We compliment each other beautifully."

"I'll definitely show up for the singles final between Larisa and Marteena. Marteena shocked us all by actually winning a few rounds ;) but now that she's found her groove it should be a very entertaining final. Best of luck to both players, despite the little run in Larisa and I had this week. I was just so shocked to see her around the locker room I didn't know how to react ;)."

Jul 6th, 2003, 06:32 PM
congrats Larisa

Jul 6th, 2003, 07:25 PM
Vicario's Cinderella run Falls Short
Wimbledon AP- Surprising. That's one word many would use to describe the run put together by Spainard Sandy Vicario at this year's Wimbledon. Despite being a veteran on the tour, Vicario is not well known, but those that know her would usually classify her as a clay courter. So coming into Wimbledon, on the grass, against 14th seeded Anna Kroulikova, no one was giving her a chance. But the fiesty dirt lover showed a side we'd not seen of her--she played on the offensive. She battled her way to the net, and went for shots the whole way and it was enough to oust Kroulikova in 3 tough sets. But the next round would not be any easier for the Spaniard. She was scheduled to face 19th seeded veteran Caroline Whitten. Vicario again used her play to defeat the dangerous Whitten. Sandy, who owns one FWTT tour title(Estoril 2002), now faced another tough task in Anjelica de la Courtiere-Ferrero. The Canadian was coming off a high when she took home the Roland Garros title, just a couple weeks prior to the match. But de la Courtiere was also surrounded by contraversy, as her recent break up with wife Eva Sorrenta, and her new marriage to Juan Carlos Ferrero. Sandy fought hard to beat the world #3, who had also been in a fight with Bryanne Applegate a day before. "Anjelica was obviously tired from her French title, and a little stressed out with all that was going on around her, so I just got break when she wasn't at her best." Vicario advanced to her first grandslam quarterfinal with a 1-6 6-4 6-4 victory. The score would be the same in the semifinals, as the Estoril 02 champ defeated the other Cinderella story of the tournament--qualifier Nadia Banaszek. In this match, though, Vicario used her clay-court instinct to garner a victory. "Well I attacked in the first set, but I was just making so many errors, so I thought why not try waiting for her to make the errors? I knew she had to be, you know, tired after qualifying, so I made her run." The plan worked and Sandy Vicario was the only un-seeded player in the semifinals, but she had a test coming up against world #1 Larisa Ferrer. The semifinal was a classic, both players wanting the win badly, but as Ferrer's forehand went down the line for a winner, Vicario smiled faintly, and jogged to the net to congratulate the winner. "It is obviously tough to take this loss, but I played well, and I'm proud of all I did this tournament. This will boost my confidence." Vicario, who is looking for a permanent doubles partner, will be competing in Palmero next week.

Jul 6th, 2003, 11:01 PM
Really exciting guys!! Good luck in the final, I for one will be watching.

Larisa don't listen to anyone else, you truly are incredible.

Is anyone else glad that Bryanne lost the doubles?

Jul 7th, 2003, 02:28 AM
Well done to both women!

Go Teena!

-- Lindsay

Jul 7th, 2003, 06:25 AM
Singles final:

Marteena HUUBERE def.


7-6(11), 6-4

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Jul 7th, 2003, 06:31 AM
Congrats Marteena! :worship:

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 7th, 2003, 07:01 AM
Congratulations, Marteena for defending the title success!! :worship:

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 7th, 2003, 07:02 AM
Is anyone else glad that Bryanne lost the doubles?
Who cares? I'm happy for reaching final in a Slam, anyway!!

Jul 7th, 2003, 07:35 AM
Best of luck to Larisa!! :D Beat Marteena, please!! ;)

What do u have against Marteena, you're always cheering against her!!!! :mad: :sad:

Jul 7th, 2003, 07:35 AM
Mix doubles final result:
Mi. Huubere/Woodbridge def. [7]Dulko/Dombrowski 5-7, 7-6(6), 8-6

:worship: :worship: :worship:

:eek: :eek: :bounce: :bounce:


Mirjana is ecstatic! :o

Jul 7th, 2003, 07:37 AM
Singles final:

Marteena HUUBERE def.


7-6(11), 6-4

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:


Marteena is delighted! :)

P.S - sorry for no article right now, but was in car accident last night, so my mind is elsewhere right now....

Jul 7th, 2003, 11:00 AM
OMG are you ok?

Jul 7th, 2003, 12:03 PM
yeah i'm fine..thanks for asking...but the car isn't....about $4000 worth of damage! :eek: :sad:

All because of some stupid reckless bitch driver...oh well, not much i can do bout it :( :(

Jul 7th, 2003, 02:32 PM
Elizabeth Hawkins wishes to congratulate Marteena Huubere for a job well done in winning her THIRD grand slam singles title.

"I have always felt that no matter what the rankings said, Marteena was number one. I always feel more intimidated when playing her than Larissa. I guess, when push comes to shove, Marteena has the most talent, and it really shows at these big tournaments."

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 7th, 2003, 03:52 PM
Well done Marteena on becoming the first FWTT player to hold 2 Wimbledon titles :D

Well done to Ferrer as well for her incredible consistency in the grand slams :)

Also well done to the other finalists and champions in doubles and mixed doubles :)

Jul 8th, 2003, 01:31 AM
Thankyou everyone for their congratulations! :) :) :)

Dr. Peedy
Jul 8th, 2003, 01:55 AM
Congratulations, Marteena! :D (and sorry to hear about the car accident. :()