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Alek
Jul 22nd, 2003, 05:59 PM
Bank of the West Classic, Stanford

... Singles Main Draw ...

[1]Larisa Ferrer vs. Bye
Anabel Conde-Martinez vs. Gianna-Adrianna Dulko
Qualifier #1 vs. Tiffani Eggert
Bye vs. [7]Jane Wong

[6]Adriana Gonzalez vs. Bye
Qualifier #3 vs. wc-Jennifer Selles
Larissa Liashenko vs. Regla Torres
Bye vs. [3]Anjelica de la Courtiere

[4]Eva Sorrenta vs. Bye
Anna Kroulikova vs. wc-Bryanne Applegate
Lindsay-Anne Sarile vs. Caroline Whitten
Bye vs. [8]Ruflina Taliamanosoko

[5]Selima Valentine vs. Bye
Rachel Spears vs. Qualifier #4
Qualifier #2 vs. Lucia Kurkova
Bye vs. [2]Marteena Huubere


... Singles Qualifying Draw ...

[1]Monica Gambill vs. wc-Paula Masterton

[2]Karla Herrera vs. Gisele Noventz

[3]Sabine Graf vs. wc-Sandy Vicario

[4]Madonika-Diva Jahfson vs. Nina Strycovsson


... Doubles Main Draw ...

[1]de la Courtiere/Sorrenta vs. Bye
Applegate/Valentine vs. Dulko/Gambill
Conde-Martinez/Vicario vs. Spears/Strycovsson
Eggert/Sugarn* vs. [3]Taliamanosoko/Wong

[4]Selles/Whitten vs. Graf/Liashenko
Jahfson/Masterton vs. K. Herrera/Gonzalez
Huubere/Sarile vs. Kroulikova/Noventz
Bye vs. [2]Ferrer/Kurkova


Points are already sent

Alek
Jul 22nd, 2003, 06:01 PM
Singles Qualifying results:

(1)Monica Gambill def. wc-Paula Masterton 6-4, 7-6(5)

(2)Karla Herrera def. Gisele Noventz 7-5, 2-6, 6-3

wc-Sandy Vicario def. (3)Sabine Graf 7-6(4), 7-6(0)

(4)Madonika-Diva Jahfson def. Nina Strycovsson 1-6, 6-2 7-6(4)

Alek
Jul 22nd, 2003, 06:26 PM
Singles Main Draw 1st round results:

Anabel Conde-Martinez def. Gianna-Adrianna Dulko 1-6, 6-3, 7-5
Tiffani Eggert def. (Q)Monica Gambill 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(2)
(Q)Sandy Vicario def. wc-Jennifer Selles 6-2, 7-6(5)
Regla Torres def. Larissa Liashenko 6-4, 6-3

Anna Kroulikova def. wc-Bryanne Applegate 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(7)
Lindsay-Anne Sarile def. Caroline Whitten 7-6(5), 6-0
(Q)Madonika-Diva Jahfson def. Rachel Spears 6-7(0), 6-2, 6-1
Lucia Kurkova def. (Q)Karla Herrera 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-6(0)

paul_masterton
Jul 22nd, 2003, 06:42 PM
Paula :sad: but well done Monica :D

:sad: for Monica in main draw but :D for Tiff

Kris
Jul 22nd, 2003, 07:17 PM
great a qualification exit :(

well done Sandy!!!

TatiAnnahølic
Jul 22nd, 2003, 08:17 PM
http://www.sportzframe.com/tennis/kournikova/img/kournikova2.jpg

Lucia Kurkova def. Karla Herrera-Q 4-6 7-6(4) 7-6(0) :eek:

This match has been one of the thougest of my life. I was scared to play Gisele or Karla because they are great players. Karla is a great fighter she hits all the balls down and i was lucky to win this one. In the next round i play against Marteena, i'm pretty excited about this match, because i have been losing with lower ranked players during the season and i love to play against the likes of Larissa,Martina... I can promise it will be a great match. HEJA LUCIA! :D

Tennis124
Jul 22nd, 2003, 08:36 PM
can't believe i won. such a tough draw. good match monica.

jane next. i wonder if this could be the first time i beat her.

Monica_Rules
Jul 22nd, 2003, 08:40 PM
Oh well back to american hardcourts my nemesis!

Well Done Tiff great match!

polishprodigy
Jul 22nd, 2003, 09:23 PM
Gianna :rolleyes: I am so disappointed, I'm on a big slump now.

Well done Anabel, you are officially 4-0 career vs. Gianna! Good luck vs. Ferrer!

"This was such a tense match as Anabel and I are former doubles partners and friends. I am disappointed that I wasted many opportunities to win the match but Anabel played well on the big points and was able to close out the match. I commend her for her good play. I wish her well in the rest of the tournament. Thanks."

Becool
Jul 23rd, 2003, 05:31 AM
GISELE DEVASTATED

The cuban's negative streak has increased after her qualifyings' loss to Karla Herrera. The second seed.

"I could have done so much better." said Noventz. "It was pathetic. Simply pathetic. I shouldn't even came"

After a tough first set, Noventz, who's former number 9th, won in 6-2. Then on the third set, everything was even until Herrera broke Noventz' serve, and held her serve to make 5-3. With chances of saving herself from a loss, Noventz wasted them, ending then, her journey in Stanford.

"I'm blowing my chances. I'm so much better than that. I don't know what's going on" said Noventz. "I could have easily win it. I played stupid. Plain stupid."

http://www.mfwweb.com/tennis/LA01/qimages/Stevenson_04.jpg

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 23rd, 2003, 07:18 AM
I hate you, Anna!! :fiery: ;)

Scotso
Jul 23rd, 2003, 08:16 AM
Allez Anjelica et Anjelica/Eva :D

jacs
Jul 23rd, 2003, 09:52 AM
http://www.wtatour.com/assets/story_image/Davenport072702.jpg

Lindsay Sarile smiles towards the reporters during a meeting with the press after her straight-set victory over the always dangerous veteran Caroline Whitten, winning 7-6(5), 6-0.

"That was definitely a difficult match to get through to. Caroline is very solid all-around, not making a lot of mistakes and is capable in any part of the court. That first set was especially a hummdinger. I thought she could have taken it if she hadn't made those few errors."

Sarile next faces another veteran, Ruflina Taliamanasoko from Botswana. Taliamanasoko recently lost her husband, Tobias Applegate to a car accident.

"I don't think anybody can do or say anything that could comfort somebody who has lost someone she loves. I applaud her for continuing to play on the tour though I had hoped that she rest and recuperate for her sake."

"Nevertheless, being the champion that she is, she will keep on giving her best out there. I will have to, too."

Yak
Jul 23rd, 2003, 09:56 AM
I'd love to play you now Lindsay, but I have to beat Eva Sorrenta and you have to get past Ruflina!

Looking foreward to play with you next year :kiss:

jacs
Jul 23rd, 2003, 10:01 AM
my bad :o

Alek
Jul 23rd, 2003, 03:27 PM
Singles Main Draw 2nd round results:

(1)Larisa Ferrer def. Anabel Conde-Martinez 6-3, 7-6(5)
(7)Jane Wong def. Tiffani Eggert 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
(Q)Sandy Vicario def. (4)Adriana Gonzalez 5-7, 7-6(1), 7-6(2)
(3)Anjelica de la Courtiere def. Regla Torres 7-6(8), 4-6, 6-4

(4)Eva Sorrenta def. Anna Kroulikova 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Lindsay-Anne Sarile def. (8)Ruflina Taliamanosoko 6-2, 6-4
(5)Selima Valentine def. (Q)Madonika-Diva Jahfson 6-3, 7-6(6)
Lucia Kurkova def. (2)Marteena Huubere 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(0)

Sonf@
Jul 23rd, 2003, 03:30 PM
se acabo

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 23rd, 2003, 05:24 PM
Taliamanosoko loses in lopsided return

On her first singles match since the death of her husband, Ruflina Taliamanosoko lost to Lindsay Anne Sarile 6/2 6/4 in what was one of the most one-sided matches of the Botswanian's career.

I haven't even stepped on a court since Palermo, but that's not my reason for losing. I have a tremendous fighting spirit, but Lindsay was very determined today to make the most of it and win.

Asked about how her grieving process went and her decision to withdraw from Fed Cup, Ruflina flinched.

You know, I'm still in shock and don't know what to say. My main concern is the two of the three children I have lost their father. That is devestating to me. I had to be with them after the death. I could not go to Indonesia for Fed Cup. I needed my children as well. They have helped me.

Taliamanosoko now goes into doubles with Jane Wong at Stanford then it's a trip home to San Diego. Jane has been my best friend throughout this whole ordeal. She came home to San Diego then left the night before her Fed Cup tie started. She was so tired and did not perform well in Fed Cup. That is a true friend. But after doubles, I'm going to La Costa, which is my home. It will be so nice to play and be at home too.

Monica_Rules
Jul 23rd, 2003, 06:44 PM
:sad:

Monica gives Ruffy a big hug!

polishprodigy
Jul 23rd, 2003, 07:21 PM
Ruflina :sad:

Gianna gives her condolences in this awfully hard time.

Randy H
Jul 23rd, 2003, 07:24 PM
SORRENTA MOVES INTO STANFORD QUARTERFINALS

Q: A nice start for you in your return to the hardcourts surely.

A: Yes, it was a good day for me today, I played my game well and I knew that I would have to be a solid game today in order to beat Anna so I am pleased with everything today, game-wise, and just with my general attitude out there.

Q: She beat you in the first two meetings this year, now you've won the last two, what have been the differences in those matches.

Q: I think clay seems to suit her game well, she has big backswings on her shots so it gives her a lot of time to really set up for those shots and do some damage and she was playing very well at that point while I was probably struggling a bit more. Now I have been regaining a bit of my confidence in this past month or so and it gave me some more belief especially being back on hardcourts which is what I am used to playing on most of the year.

Q: You're just returning off a Fed Cup loss, but all in all you must be feeling positive about your game?

A: Yeah I mean I feel I am regaining some of my better form againwhich is encouraging. I really had a rough clay season, and it affected my confidence more than anything, but I had a really encouraging couple of tournaments in the UK on grass, which was really important for me. Then I played a good match in the Fed Cup doubles, so I think that helped me too.

Q: You play Lindsay Sarile next, rumour has it there is some bad blood between the two of you, is that true?

A: I'm really not here to focus much on who I am playing against, or anything outside of the task at hand for me this week. I am here to play tennis, and challenge myself. I am happy to be in the quarterfinals, and I am up now against probably one of the top 2 contenders for this title so I need to focus on working on my game and just doing the best I can with each match.

Q: This may be a bit unrelated, but can you comment at all on the situation of Ruflina Taliamanosoko? Have you spoken to her, or did you know Tobias?

A: I really haven't spoken to her yet actually, obviously she has wanted to have a lot of time with her family right now I am sure. I didn't know Tobias very well, I think most of us new who he was of course and said hello to him and what not, but I didn't know him all that well personally. It was a very sad incident though, and I think everyone on tour sincerely wishes her the best in such a difficult time for her and especially the children.

Q: Thanks Eva.

A: Thanks.

TatiAnnahølic
Jul 23rd, 2003, 08:12 PM
The fire is burning again

http://www.kournikova.com/photos/logged20/botw/pic11.jpg

God i can't explain how well i feel now. This tournament gives me a lot of memories. Today it was a magic match i played without any pressure and as always i had a lot of fun playing against Marteena, it was a great match. Now a year after, i'm playing against Valentine again in Stanford i think the match is going to be so different. Because when we played last year i was playing my first hardcourt tournament in the pro tour, but in fact the match had a good quality, i will try my best as always, i love Stanford and i love the hardcourt!!! HEJA LUCIA!!! :D

Lucia Kurkova def. (2)Marteena Huubere 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(0) :woohoo:

great match Marteena! :bounce: :wavey:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 23rd, 2003, 11:25 PM
:kiss: Eva, Gianna, and Monica

martinafan
Jul 23rd, 2003, 11:50 PM
Marteena :mad:

ALWAYS losing 1st match after doing well! lol

Congrats Lucia - you played a great match! :)

polishprodigy
Jul 24th, 2003, 02:16 AM
:kiss: Eva, Gianna, and Monica

Josh, I lost! :rolleyes: But thanks for your congrats lol.

Randy H
Jul 24th, 2003, 03:45 AM
I think that was meant for your sentiments toward Ruflina, Gianna :rolleyes: ;)

Alek
Jul 24th, 2003, 03:49 AM
Doubles R1

Dulko/Gambill def. Applegate/Valentine 6-4, 7-5
Conde-Martinez/Vicario def. Spears/Strycovsson 6-4, 7-6(9)
Eggert/Sugarn def. (3)Taliamanosoko/Wong 6-2, 7-5

Graf/Liashenko def. (4)Selles/Whitten 7-6(6), 1-6, 6-2
Gonzalez/Herrera def. Jahfson/Masterton 6-2, 1-6, 7-5
Kroulikova/Noventz def. Huubere/Sarile 6-1, 0-6, 7-5

Alek
Jul 24th, 2003, 03:49 AM
Doubles QF

de la Courtiere/Sorrenta def. Dulko/Gambill 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
Eggert/Sugarn def. Conde-Martinez/Vicario 7-5, 6-4
Graf/Liashenko def. Gonzalez/K. errera 4-6, 7-6(1), 6-4
Ferrer/Kurkova def. Kroulikova/Noventz 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(7)

the jamierbelyea
Jul 24th, 2003, 04:45 AM
YAy! Tami may not be able to get into singles draws, but she can at least win a two matches in doubles wooo!

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 24th, 2003, 05:42 AM
Stanford always give me poor records :rolleyes: I never won a single match included doubles as well! :o

jacs
Jul 24th, 2003, 06:03 AM
http://utenti.lycos.it/magiclindsay/pictures/stanford2002/stanford6.jpg

Lindsay Sarile of the Philippines hits a running forehand to Botswana's Ruflina Taliamanasoko during their second-round singles match in the FWTT 2003 Bank of the West Classic in Stanford. The Filipina won, 6-2 6-4 and moves into the quarterfinals againt Eva Sorrenta.

"I was feeling pretty solid out there, yes, but I just think Ruflina wasn't really into it. It is quite understandable, seeing what has happened to her. To continue playing and to be able to retain focus proves that she is definitely made of tough stuff. I just pray that her children will be alright."

There have been rumors circling that Sarile and Sorrenta have been giving each other the cold shoulder everytime they bumped into each other on tour.

"Well, I don't think I have been consciously cold to her. This has probably still concerns all that had happened in Survivor. But, these matters are best let off on their own. A match has to be played and I have to be ready. She is after all, the fourth-ranked player in the world and is the Australian Open champion."

Scotso
Jul 24th, 2003, 07:23 AM
Anjie :D

Anjie/Eva :D

Tennis124
Jul 24th, 2003, 08:02 AM
i can't beat that jane wong, but at least we crushed them in doubles!!

Kris
Jul 24th, 2003, 08:14 AM
Graf and Liashenko in semis :eek:

Monica_Rules
Jul 24th, 2003, 11:02 AM
Well at least i'm winning matches in doubles again!

TatiAnnahølic
Jul 24th, 2003, 11:44 AM
Ferrer/Kurkova in semis! :D

polishprodigy
Jul 24th, 2003, 03:37 PM
Dulko/Gambill won their first match together :D

Too bad we lost to Anjie/Eva, Gianna had won her last 3 meetings with them in doubles! :o

But well done Monica :D

Alek
Jul 24th, 2003, 07:41 PM
Singles Main Draw Quarterfinal results:

(1)Larisa Ferrer def. (7)Jane Wong 6-2, 7-5
(Q)Sandy Vicario def. (3)Anjelica de la Courtiere 5-7, 7-6(6), 7-6(2)
Lindsay-Anne Sarile def. (4)Eva Sorrenta 7-6(0), 1-6, 6-2
Lucia Kurkova def. (5)Selima Valentine 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-2

Tennis124
Jul 24th, 2003, 07:49 PM
Very quietly Sandy Vicario is having a great year

Becool
Jul 25th, 2003, 02:18 AM
Well Anna we had a good week, beating Marteena and Lindsay but losing to bitches Lucia and Larisa :p :cool: ;)

:bowdown: @ Anna!! Vamos!

jacs
Jul 25th, 2003, 03:02 AM
http://www.wtatour.com/assets/story_image/DavenportPress072602.jpg

Lindsay Sarile talks to the press after moving into the semifinals of the FWTT 2003 Bank of the West Classic. Sarile squeaked by Eva Sorrenta of Canada 7-6(0), 1-6, 6-2 and will next face Lucia Kurkova.

"Of course it was a tough match. She basically wasn't giving me any free points and was moving me all over the court. I guess she didn't serve as well as she would have wanted to. Thank godness I had managed to stay close or else she would have dominated from the beginning."

"It is very tricky to play against Lucia. She basically has no weaknesses. It's hard to figure out a game plan against her. She has beaten Teena, Selima and Karla this week. That is no small feat."

Randy H
Jul 25th, 2003, 04:06 AM
SORRENTA OUSTED IN SINGLES COMPETITION

Q: You seemed to be looking good after that second set, what happened that turned things against you in the end?

A: I just didn't take a few chances early in the third set and then it was a bit downhill from there. I was struggling a bit to hold serve as she was pressuring me to come up with big ones and when I wasn't doing that I had a hard time winning points because she is so aggressive that you really need to be able to take the initiative away from her early on or make sure you keep the balls deep and move her.

Q: Moving the ball seemed to be your tactic for today?

A: Yeah, I mean that is something that I usually do pretty well, but as I said, I was just having a hard time getting into that position in the third set because I was just on the defensive too many times.

Q: Did you sense any tension between the two of you out there?

A: No, I wouldn't say so. I mean, we were both out there to do our job, this is my profession, and when I am on the court I try and maintain my own dignity and reflect that professionalism when I play. We were hardly about to hug eachother after the match or anything, but I really was just very focused on the match today, that was it.

Q: You're still in the doubles, a tough match in the semis for you?

A: Yeah, it should be a good match. Tiffani and Tami have beaten us before so we will have to be on our game to win, which is certainly no sure bet. All I can say is that I will give it my all, and hopefully that will be good enough to win, along with maybe a bit of luck.

Q: Thanks Eva.

A: Thanks.

Scotso
Jul 25th, 2003, 05:13 AM
Lost to Vicario again :fiery: :rolleyes:

I hope we fare better in doubles, Eva ;)

TatiAnnahølic
Jul 25th, 2003, 03:25 PM
Lucia!!! :D ;) :D ;) :D

M&M
Jul 25th, 2003, 04:12 PM
Singles Main Draw Quarterfinal results:

(1)Larisa Ferrer def. (7)Jane Wong 6-2, 7-5
(Q)Sandy Vicario def. (3)Anjelica de la Courtiere 5-7, 7-6(6), 7-6(2)
Lindsay-Anne Sarile def. (4)Eva Sorrenta 7-6(0), 1-6, 6-2
Lucia Kurkova def. (5)Selima Valentine 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-2

congrats lucia!

but alek, i have one question: is the score correct? i mean lucia must have had like 100 pts in the third set :rolleyes: well i cannot imagine selima losing to lucia with that score. i sent u a "stanford pts" pm, please look once again at it.

ty.

Alek
Jul 25th, 2003, 08:10 PM
:eek: plz re-send your points Martin, so I can check.

polishprodigy
Jul 25th, 2003, 11:49 PM
I think that was meant for your sentiments toward Ruflina, Gianna :rolleyes: ;)

Oops..well either way Gianna is happy to have Ruflina's thanks. Gianna hopes that Ruflina will move on yet always remembering her beloved memories with Tobias.

FLL
Jul 26th, 2003, 01:57 AM
At least Larissa is playing well in doubles :D Thanks Sabine :kiss:

Singles :sad::mad:

Alek
Jul 26th, 2003, 02:48 AM
Singles Main Draw Semifinal results:
(1)Larisa Ferrer def. (Q)Sandy Vicario 7-6(4), 7-5
Lucia Kurkova def. Lindsay-Anne Sarile 7-6(8), 1-6, 6-1

Singles Main Draw Final result:
(1)Larisa Ferrer def. Lucia Kurkova 6-4, 6-4

Congratulations!

Alek
Jul 26th, 2003, 02:49 AM
Doubles semifinals results:
de la Courtiere/Sorrrenta def. Eggert/Sugarn 0-6, 6-4, 6-2
Ferrer/Kurkova def. Graf/Liashenko 5-7, 7-6(4), 7-6(5)

Doubles final result:
Ferrer/Kurkova def. de la Courtiere/Sorrenta 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

Congratulations!

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 26th, 2003, 02:57 AM
Well done, Larisa and Lucia!! :)

Joseosu19
Jul 26th, 2003, 03:05 AM
Larissa gets me again:p, well played!

Scotso
Jul 26th, 2003, 05:04 AM
another doubles final loss :fiery:

Congratulations Larisa and Lucia

Tennis124
Jul 26th, 2003, 06:46 AM
larisa is going to be unstoppable at the us open

Kris
Jul 26th, 2003, 08:02 AM
congrats Larisa and Lucia

Randy H
Jul 26th, 2003, 08:12 AM
well done Larisa, Stanford sweep this year :)

well done Lucia too ;)

TatiAnnahølic
Jul 26th, 2003, 10:37 AM
:eek::eek: I'm sooo happy to be in both finals and winning the doubles vamos! :D:D:D:D

thanks guys :)!