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Aug 2nd, 2003, 11:35 PM
Los Angeles

... Singles Main Draw ...

[1]Larisa Ferrer vs. BYE
Bryanne Applegate vs. QUALIFIER #2
Tiffani Eggert vs. Monica Gambill
BYE vs. [7]Brenda Van Haak

[5]Lindsay-Anne Sarile vs. BYE
QUALIFIER #4 vs. Gianna-Adrianna Dulko
Anna Kroulikova vs. Larissa Liashenko
BYE vs. [4]Eva Sorrenta

[3]Anjelica de la Courtiere vs. BYE
Caroline Whitten vs. QUALIFIER #3
wc-Rachel Spears vs. wc-Jennifer Selles
BYE vs. [8]Adriana Gonzalez

[6]Jane Wong vs. BYE
Lucia Kurkova vs. Regla Torres
Ruflina Taliamanosoko vs. QUALIFIER #1
BYE vs. [2]Marteena Huubere

... Singles Qualifying Draw ...

[1]Karla Herrera vs. wc-Slutina Spears

[2]Sabine Graf vs. wc-Tami Sugarn

[3]Madonika-Diva Jahfson vs. San Diego JR Winner

[4]Gisele Noventz vs. Joanna Seles

... Doubles Main Draw ...

[1]de la Courtiere/Sorrenta vs. Bye
Dulko/Gambill vs. Kroulikova/Noventz
Applegate/Torres vs. Huubere/Sarile
Bye vs. [3]wc-Taliamanosoko/Wong

[4]Selles/Whitten vs. Bye
Spears/Spears vs. Eggert/Liashenko
Graf/Seles vs. wc-Gonzalez/Herrera
Bye vs. [2]Ferrer/Kurkova


Aug 2nd, 2003, 11:40 PM
time to defend my first title :sad:

Lee-Waters' Boy
Aug 2nd, 2003, 11:43 PM

Aug 3rd, 2003, 12:23 AM

OMG at monicas draw!

Tiffani who beat her in Stanford and maybe Larissa in the QF:eek:

Aug 3rd, 2003, 01:29 AM
Kroulikova and Noventz

Anna vs. Larissa :sad:

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 3rd, 2003, 04:16 AM
Applegate/Torres :)

Bryanne v Larisa in the second round?! :eek:

Aug 3rd, 2003, 10:28 AM
Applegate/Torres :)

Bryanne v Larisa in the second round?! :eek:

no Sabine vs. Larisa in the second round ;)

Aug 3rd, 2003, 10:29 AM
Graf in doubles with ???? who wants to play with Sabine ???

Aug 3rd, 2003, 11:08 AM
Ferrer/Kurkova :)

Aug 3rd, 2003, 03:31 PM
marteena / lindsay *

* praying to the heavens to at least win ONE match ;)

Aug 3rd, 2003, 04:54 PM
Rachel Spears and Slutina Spears

Aug 3rd, 2003, 06:54 PM

Aug 3rd, 2003, 07:17 PM
Anyone with Joanna Seles ??

Randy H
Aug 3rd, 2003, 08:35 PM

Aug 3rd, 2003, 11:20 PM
anna and gisele!!

omg good luck gisele!! win a round please *praying*


Aug 4th, 2003, 04:51 AM
Sorry Sabine but Larissa will play with Tiffani!


Aug 4th, 2003, 11:53 AM
Anyone with Joanna SELES ?????

Aug 4th, 2003, 02:27 PM

Aug 4th, 2003, 03:12 PM

yes :D

thanks Kris

Aug 6th, 2003, 01:59 AM
Anjie/Eva confirmed

Aug 6th, 2003, 05:32 AM
Singles Qualifying Results:

[1]Karla Herrera def. Slutina Spears 6-3, 7-6(3)

wc-Tami Sugarn def. [2]Sabine Graf 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

[3]Madonika-Diva Jahfson def. Meghann Adeva 6-3, 6-3

[4]Gisele Noventz def. Joanna Seles 0-6, 6-4, 6-3

LL Sabine Graf takes Tiffani Eggert's place.

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 6th, 2003, 05:40 AM
Poor Sabine don't know how to win a match anymore :devil:

OK, Tami... see ya tomorrow and I'll kick your ass like my younger sister, Catherine in the FWTT Survivor! :p

the jamierbelyea
Aug 6th, 2003, 06:18 AM
I get bitterness runs in the family.

Although..I'm just as bitter about that game ;)

Aug 6th, 2003, 06:59 AM

I was on holiday and I told you to use the same points as last week. Did you not remember that conversation? You said I was all set and that I did not need to PM you.

Sam L
Aug 6th, 2003, 07:03 AM

I was on holiday and I told you to use the same points as last week. Did you not remember that conversation? You said I was all set and that I did not need to PM you.
Oh no. Poor Tiffani. :o

Aug 6th, 2003, 07:30 AM

I was on holiday and I told you to use the same points as last week. Did you not remember that conversation? You said I was all set and that I did not need to PM you.

If this is right, then Sabine won't accept the LL - entry, if not, then go Sabine against Monica ;)

Aug 6th, 2003, 07:35 AM
Poor Sabine don't know how to win a match anymore :devil:

Well, I did not get every time a WC into the maindraw!!! I am 20th and you are still behind me. Play the qualification against tougher opponents and we ALL will see how you will get down against everybody!!!!

Be lucky, Sabine lost this match, otherwise she would defeat you!!!

Aug 6th, 2003, 11:37 AM
Well, I did not get every time a WC into the maindraw!!! I am 20th and you are still behind me. Play the qualification against tougher opponents and we ALL will see how you will get down against everybody!!!!

Be lucky, Sabine lost this match, otherwise she would defeat you!!!

:haha: Great answer Sabine!

Aug 6th, 2003, 07:54 PM
Go Sabine!

Aug 7th, 2003, 05:53 AM
:worship: @ Sabine

Aug 7th, 2003, 06:23 AM
Singles Main Draw R1 Results:
(Q)Tami Sugarn def. Bryanne Applegate 7-5, 1-6, 6-3
Monica Gambill def. Tiffani Eggert 6-3, 7-6(6)
Gianna-Adrianna Dulko def. (Q)Gisele Noventz 6-2, 1-6, 7-5
Anna Kroulikova def. Larissa Liashenko 0-6, 6-3, 6-3

Caroline Whitten def. (Q)Madonika-Diva Jahfson 6-7(0), 7-6(0), 7-6(7)
Rachel Spears def. Jennifer Selles 3-6, 7-6(0), 7-5
Lucia Kurkova def. Regla Torres 6-4, 6-2
Ruflina Taliamanosoko def. (Q)Karla Herrera 6-4, 7-5

Aug 7th, 2003, 06:24 AM
Doubles Main Draw R1 Results:
(1)de la Courtiere/Sorrenta def. Bye
Dulko/Gambill def. Kroulikova/Noventz 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(3)
Huubere/Sarile def. Applegate/Torres 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
(3)wc-Taliamanosoko/Wong def. bYE

(4)Selles/Whitten def. Bye
Eggert/Liashenko def. Spears/Spears 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5)
wc-Gonzalez/Herrera def. Graf/Seles 7-6(3), 6-2
(2)Ferrer/Kurkova def. Bye

the jamierbelyea
Aug 7th, 2003, 06:31 AM
Sugarn Surprises


After being plagued by early round defeats, dissapointing efforts, and a slip in the rankings Thailand Tami Sugarn made a step forward on the comeback trail. "It feels great just to have won two matches in a row. I know trying to defeat Larisa will be a difficult feat, but I'll just try my best. I've already had a good week for myself."

Aug 7th, 2003, 06:32 AM
thank you

the jamierbelyea
Aug 7th, 2003, 06:32 AM
I got Sabine's back ;) :bounce: :wavey: :bounce:

Aug 7th, 2003, 06:37 AM
Scores edited

Sam L
Aug 7th, 2003, 06:42 AM
Regla cannot win anymore. :mad:

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 7th, 2003, 06:54 AM

Q. How are you?
A. Oh, I'm fine.

Q. You looks not alright.
A. Well, don't worry about me.

Q. OK, tell me what happened to your match against Sugarn?
A. She played better today.

Q. So, more details please.
A. Well, umm... I don't fight to win there.

Q. Why you don't try to win there?
A. Pass the question.

Q. Are you alright?
A. Ah, yes... I'm fine. Can I go now?

Q. No, I need a few more questions. Is it OK with you?
A. No, I have to go now.

Q. Sure, maybe I'll see you next time for more questions.
A. OK, see ya later.

Sam L
Aug 7th, 2003, 06:55 AM
That must be the coldest interview I've ever read. :o

Aug 7th, 2003, 06:56 AM
AlexSydney interviews rule. :)

Nice pic of Bryanne or Tiffani, whoever the hell you are... it looks she ate 20 people.

Aug 7th, 2003, 08:44 AM
Doubles Main Draw R1 Results:
Huubere/Sarile def. Applegate/Torres 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
(3)wc-Taliamanosoko/Wong def. bYE

:confused: Is this right? :confused:

Can it be????

Marteena and Lindsay win a doubles match!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

YAY! :) :bounce:

Thanks for the match Bryanne and Regla...sorry for all the commotion, but this is just pure shock!!!

Aug 7th, 2003, 08:52 AM
Tiffani has a striking resemblance to Sabine Appelmans.

That picture is of Bryanne

Aug 7th, 2003, 10:18 AM
:confused: Is this right? :confused:

Can it be????

Marteena and Lindsay win a doubles match!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

YAY! :) :bounce:

Thanks for the match Bryanne and Regla...sorry for all the commotion, but this is just pure shock!!!

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Lindsay collapses because of shock after the win

Aug 7th, 2003, 01:16 PM
Jane Wong not confident but ready to fight against Lucia Kurkova

Jane Wong said that she is not confident about her match against Lucia

'She is a great player, she is the defending champ, it will be so hard to beat her.'

'I had an mediocre hard court season so far, and I am not happy with it, I have been training a lot with my serve recently, need to get it more reliable, I hope I can adjust it in time for US Open.'

'Lucia is an incredible player, I am sure it will be in stadium court and I hope I can give her a good match, she is not the seed, but I think she is the favourite.'

Aug 7th, 2003, 02:09 PM
lol thanks Jane, i'm sure it will be a great match as always ;)

Aug 7th, 2003, 05:05 PM

Monica Gambill avenged a defeat at the hands of Tiffani Eggert with a straight stes win over hre in round 1 of the LA open.
'It was an OK match i played well when i needed to Tiffani wasn't quite consistent enough and made too many errors.I will need to raise my level to beat Brenda though.I think our head to head is 1-1 i won our last meeting but she beat me on hardcourts!'

Aug 7th, 2003, 06:48 PM
LOL, Bryanne the wildcard-boasting queen goes down again.

Aug 7th, 2003, 06:51 PM
LOL, Bryanne the wildcard-boasting queen goes down again.

What do you expect! LOL :haha:

Aug 7th, 2003, 07:56 PM
Angry Noventz blows out and loses point

LOS ANGELES - The match between Poland's Ginana Adriana Dulko and Cuba's Gisele Noventz during the first round of Los Angeles was without doubts the best and more tense match in the first round.

During the third set, Noventz trailed 3-2 and some Dulko fans were behind her hissling and disturbing the player. When Dulko served, Noventz got the ball and then turned back and tried to hit them with it, who started to argue with the fans.

Noventz' attitude shocked the whole stadium who immediately started to boo the player who then got a warning. Noventz didn't agree and started to complain with the umpire. Dulko speechless watched the whole arguement.

Noventz was on screams with the umpire who wasn't patient and gave the game to Dulko. Then she stopped and went back to the match clearly upset and mad with the umpire and the crowd just hitting on the spot. Applauses for Noventz' errors and Dulko winners, and boos for Noventz' points.

"They didn't know what happened." said Noventz.

"Unfortunely I was the victim there. They didn't give a damn about it. I lost a game, she got the crowd and the match." completed.

The match started to get tougher as it seemed. Noventz got back and started to hit winners everywhere, but Dulko was lucky that day and stronger mentally, closed the match.

"I feel I could've get it. It was really close, and I really felt it was a little bit on my side." said Noventz.

"The crowd was heavy. I was really strong to tie everything. It could've been more easily, but I bravely fought."

This puts an end at Noventz' run in Los Angeles, since she also lost a tight match with partner, Anna Kroulikova from Russia. Gisele is playing Toronto's qualifyings.

Aug 8th, 2003, 06:35 AM
Singles Main Draw R2 Results:
(1)Larisa Ferrer def. (Q)Tami Sugarn 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
(7)Brenda Van Haak def. Monica Gambill 7-6(11), 4-6, 6-4
Gianna-Adrianna Dulko def. (5)Lindsay-Anne Sarile 7-6(6), 0-6, 6-1
Anna Kroulikova def. (4)Eva Sorrenta 7-6(6), 5-7, 7-6(1)

Caroline Whitten def. (3)Anjelica de la Courtiere 7-5, 6-2
(8)Adriana Gonzalez def. Rachel Spears 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(6)
(6)Jane Wong def. Lucia Kurkova 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-4
(2)Marteena Huubere def. Ruflina Taliamanosoko 1-6, 6-3, 7-5

Aug 8th, 2003, 06:38 AM
Doubles Main Draw QF Results:
(1)de la Couritere/Sorrenta def. Dulko/Gambill 6-4, 7-5
Huubere/Sarile def. (3)wc-Taliamanosoko/Wong 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
Eggert/Liashenko def. Spears/Spears 7-6(4), 5-7, 7-5
(2)Ferrer/Kurkova def. wc-Gonzalez/Herrera 5-7, 7-5, 7-5

Randy H
Aug 8th, 2003, 07:19 AM

Q: Eva, you're a former finalist here, did you have higher expectations coming into this tournament?

A: I enjoy this tournament, I did reach the final here 2 years ago, but overall I haven't really had the success I've hoped to achieve here. I don't think my expectations were too high, I reached the final of San Diego last year and then came here with the same result as this time around, so it's hard to really say that I had any set expectations for myself as far as what round I wanetd to reach or whatever.

Q: You seem to have had somewhat of an up and down year so far, some patchy results especially with situations where you've had byes in the opening round - Is this a disadvantage for you?

A: It can be, definitely. Your opponent has already had a match under their belt, so they have a good feel of the courts, and it's almost like a bit of a head start. This week though, it was always going to be tough. Physically I needed that bye because I played a lot of tough matches last week, and I've been playing a lot of matches recently in general so I think today was always going to be an uphill battle.

Q: You've faced Kroulikova several times this year, recently in Stanford on hardcourts, what was the difference in today's match?

A: There wasn't really much different in today's match as the last encounter, I knew what to expect from her game by now certainly. I think she is still trying to find her better form on the hardcourts right now, but she is a momentum player, when she gets going and she gets more confident it really reflects in her game. I think the key today was more in my own play, there were some opportunities there, but I just wasn't quite as sharp in those moments as I needed to be, but I have been on the tour for a long time now and you have to expect that that is part of the game and you just move on and can't get down on yourself over it. You can't be 100% with every match.

Q: What do you say to yourself after this performance? Coming here on a high, and then probably not doing as well as you hoped.

A: I just look for the positives and today I didn't feel like I played a terribly bad match, there were just those few points in a match where you have your chances and you have to really stay focused and prepared to take them, and this time I didn't. Next week I will try even harder.

Q: Still in the doubles event, it's been a bit a while since you've had any doubles titles, what are you aiming for with each match right now?

A: We haven't been 100% each week with our doubles this year, it's hard mentally and physically to do that in both singles and doubles and only a small few are capable of it. I am feeling good about my game though right now, and two weeks ago we were in the Stanford final so I think we are on the right track heading into the US Open. We will play Huubere and Sarile in the semis, they've had a bit of a rough year together but they had a great win last round and they are both very capable players in singles and doubles and we won't take them lightly by any means.

Q: Thanks Eva.

A: Thanks.

Aug 8th, 2003, 07:40 AM
Anjelica has had no success at all since the French Open :sad: Congrats Caroline.

good win for Anjie/Eva... hopefully we can make a good run here :)

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 8th, 2003, 08:03 AM
Reporter: Wait, Bryanne! I want ask you a few questions!

*Bryanne running away from the reporter*

Reporter: Err... I guess we won't do it today. I think she must something really happened badly.

Aug 8th, 2003, 08:28 AM
Jane is delighted with her win

It was a tough match, I think I got a little lucky in the second set, but I think I play well

Marteena will be so tough, she is wimbledon winner this year, but we have an pretty even record, so I hope I can do my best

Aug 8th, 2003, 10:17 AM
Interview with Sabine Graf – recorded by ARD (German television)

Q: Sabine, you lost in the qualification of a tournament for the third time in a row. What happened to your game? Your last victory was in Wimbledon on grass.
A: Nothing, I do not think, my game was bad. I lost to strong and tough players in the last three weeks. They played better and they won this match. To play the qualification in a tournament was something strange in my opinion. But I talked to the FWTT director Mr. Alejandro about this problem.

Q: A problem, tell us something about it.
A: Well, I am the 20th in the official FWTT rankings and I have to play the qualification, I do not think it is great, cause there are over 100 players in the rankings and I think we have to change the number of entries in the maindraw. The top four got everytime a bye in the first round and there are also some strange wildcard in the last tournaments. I hope this will change next year.

Q: What wildcard?
A: For example Bryanne Applegate from the United States got in San Diego, Stanford and Los Angeles a maindraw entry, other players with better rankings had to qualify for this tournaments. I do not think it is a great idea to give a US lady everytime a WC because the tournament is played in America. Will she get a wildcard for the Chase Championships, too?

Q: You are angry about this situation?
A: Yes, of course - I do not think this is the right decision. This have to change, too next year. In Leipzig or Filderstadt – I will get a WC for the maindraw for sure, if not then I will boycott the tour..

Q: Selima Valentine withdrew from Toronto and New Haven yesterday, do you know her reasons?
A: No, unfortunately not. Last time I talked to her was in Leipzig after our Fed Cup match against Belgium, but then she said to me she will go on vacations. But I do not know why she withdrew form this tournaments.

Q: We talked about your singles loss in the last weeks, but what is your aim for this year?
A: At the beginning of the year, I said to my husband I will try to play the Chase Championships in singles and doubles this year and I hope to win a tournament on clay. But now I do not think this will happen this year. So I just want to win some matches and in the German tournaments I will try to win a title in singles or doubles.

Q: Please tell us something about your tennis year 2003.
A: Well, it was terrible and gave my a few highlightes. I reached the final in Dubai for the third time in a row. It is one of my favourite tournaments and I reached the semis in Wimbledon. This was a fantastic feeling to be back on the fast grass court. But I had disappointed first round exists, too. In doubles I won a Tier 1 tournament and I reached several semifinals. So I would gave this year a 3 at the moment.

Q: This year you played together with Riana Shamira Zubir form Indonesia. After Marteena Huubere’s vicotry in Wimbledon, she said she will team up with you next year. Is this right?
A: Yes, it is and I am really happy about this situation. You know, last year Selima and I played our last match at the Chase Championships. I looked for a partner and I talked to several players. Marteena, one of my best friends on tour said she would play with Lindsay-Anne Sarille this year. So I had to find someone. Riana and I tried it and now we are playing together, but Riana does not play the same tournaments so it is difficult for us to stay as a team. After my semifinal exit in Wimbledon I talked to Marteena and I asked her if she would like to play with me next year. She accepted and so the fans will see a German Australian team next year.

Q: Thanks Sabine for this interview, we wish you good luck in the next tournaments and we all hope to see you winning again.
A: Thanks so much. Bye

Aug 8th, 2003, 11:57 AM
time to drop in the ranks :sad: congrats Jane! :)

Vamos Ferrer/Kurkova! :hearts: :bounce:

Lee-Waters' Boy
Aug 8th, 2003, 01:49 PM
Doubles Main Draw QF Results:
(1)de la Couritere/Sorrenta def. Dulko/Gambill 6-4, 7-5
Huubere/Sarile def. (3)wc-Taliamanosoko/Wong 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
Eggert/Liashenko def. Spears/Spears 7-6(4), 5-7, 7-5
(2)Ferrer/Kurkova def. wc-Gonzalez/Herrera 5-7, 7-5, 7-5
I assume you mean Eggert/Liashenko def. Selles/Whitten?

Aug 8th, 2003, 05:19 PM
Singles Main Draw R2 Results:
(2)Marteena Huubere def. Ruflina Taliamanosoko 1-6, 6-3, 7-5

Huubere/Sarile def. (3)wc-Taliamanosoko/Wong 7-5, 3-6, 7-5


Marteena/Lindsay win another match!!! :o....and against the great pair of Jane and Ruflina!!! :o...What is this world coming to?????

Thank Ruffy for the great matches....

Aug 8th, 2003, 07:23 PM
grrr i hate all this love.. :rolleyes:

Aug 8th, 2003, 08:49 PM
I was about to say the same thing lol :o

Aug 9th, 2003, 12:02 AM
Gianna :D Yippee!

"I am so thrilled to have beaten Lindsay to advance past the 2nd round. Last year I lost in the first round of qualifying, so I am extremely pleased to have improved on that showing this year. I will give it my all yet again vs. Anna Kroulikova, and hope to reach the quarters."

Gianna/Monica :sad: but still a good showing.

Aug 9th, 2003, 07:03 AM
Singles Main Draw QF Results:
(1)Larisa Ferrer def. (7)Brenda Van Haak 5-7, 7-6(10), 6-4
Gianna-Adrianna Dulko def. Anna Kroulikova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(1)
(8)Adriana Gonzalez def. Caroline Whitten 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
(6)Jane Wong def. (2)Marteena Huubere 7-6(0), 7-6(6)

Aug 9th, 2003, 07:04 AM
yes I ment Eggert/Liashenko bt. Selles/Whitten, sorry.

Aug 9th, 2003, 07:05 AM
Doubles Main Draw SF Results:
(1)de la Courtiere/Sorrenta def. Huubere/Sarile 7-6(5), 7-5
Eggert/Liashenko def. (2)Ferrer/Kurkova 7-6(3), 3-6, 7-5

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 9th, 2003, 09:07 AM
Reporter: I'm at the LAX Airport for catch up with Bryanne Applegate and hopefully, she will answer this time. Oh, look who is here now? Yes, it's Bryanne!

Bryanne caught the reporter in the front and starts running away.

Report: Wait, Bryanne! Wait for me!

Bryanne stops and turn back while yell at the reporter, "Back off! I won't answer your stupid questions! If you see me next time and I'll report police!".

Reporter: OK, sure! Best of luck for Toronto!

Bryanne: Bronx, dickhead!

Aug 9th, 2003, 11:36 AM
:sad: congrats Tiffani & Larissa

Aug 9th, 2003, 12:03 PM
Jane Wong beat Marteena, advance to semifinal

Jane Wong advance to semifinal in Los Angeles, posting a surprising straight set win over Huubere.

She cliched her fist and screamed with joy after Marteena sent a volley into the net.

'I played well, my serve is going well, and I feel I can run forever today.'

'I always have a tough time playing Adriana, she is one of those players who love to play me, I will try my best.'

Aug 9th, 2003, 01:45 PM
who loves playing you? I think you've beaten me more than she did beat you :p

Aug 9th, 2003, 02:25 PM
who loves playing you? I think you've beaten me more than she did beat you :p

Yes but you did hand Jane the most painful loss in her career, 2002 Roland Garros first round :sad:

Aug 9th, 2003, 02:30 PM
WOOHOO! GIanna is in the semi-finals! This is great as she has first-round-of-qualifying points to defend from last year! :D :D :D :D

" I am excited to have reached this far in the tournament. I face Larissa next, whom I have beaten only once in 7 meetings, but I will give it my all and hope to come through as the winner for the second time."

Aug 9th, 2003, 03:46 PM

Aug 9th, 2003, 06:16 PM
hey larissa we're in the final!!! who'd have thought?

Aug 9th, 2003, 07:51 PM
Kroulikova loses to Dulko in LA quarters


JP Morgan Chase Open
Womens Quarterfinals
Gianna-Adrianna Dulko def. Anna Kroulikova
Friday, August 8th 2003

Post-Match Interview

Moderator: Questions for Anna?

Reporter 1: Anna, are you dissapointed about that loss?

AK: Of course! Every losses are dissapointing but especially when you lose in the third set tiebreaker. I feel I played pretty well but I got a little tight in the breaker and when you go down 0-5 against a well-established player like Gianna, you are in trouble.

Reporter 2: You started the year so well reaching at least the 3rd round(or 1/4 finals) in 10 of your first 14 tournament but since the grass season, it was the first time this week that you have won 2 match in a row. Is there any explanation?

AK: To be honnest, I don't know what has not been working like in the first part of the season. I think maybe my quad injury in Rome started the whole thing because it made think more about the injury instead of my game during a match. I was playing carefully, not taking chances like at the beginning of the year not to injure myself again. And when you have something, you don't practice as hard.

Reporter 3: Do you feel like you are back this week?

AK: I'm not playing as well as in the first part of the season, but it's getting there. I've beaten some great players this week(Liashenko and Sorrenta) but the positive thing about today's loss is that I didn't play that bad.

Reporter 4: And what about the doubles?

AK: We lost! Gisele is so concentrated on getting her singles form back that we don't practice a lot. But I'm confident we can do better in the next weeks.

Reporter 4: Is is true that you'll play with Lindsay Sarile next year?

AK: Yes! I'm so excited about that! She is such a great player but she is even a better person. And that is important to me. We also played once this year in Doha and we won the event so I think we will do really well.

Moderator: Our time with Anna is up! Thanks for comming.

Anna: Thanks everyone.

Aug 9th, 2003, 08:32 PM
:sad: @ Anna! You should've beat that fucker Gianna.. she's such a bitch..

Aug 9th, 2003, 09:59 PM
:sad: @ Anna! You should've beat that fucker Gianna.. she's such a bitch..

LOL! You are such a :devil:

:kiss: Gianna

Aug 10th, 2003, 02:05 AM
Go Tiff and Larissa!!!!

Aug 10th, 2003, 02:10 AM
Singles Main Draw SF Results:
Gianna-Adrianna Dulko def. (1)Larisa Ferrer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(1)
(8)Adriana Gonzalez def. (6)Jane Wong 6-2, 1-6, 7-5

Aug 10th, 2003, 02:11 AM
Doubles Main Draw FR Result:
(1)de la Courtiere/Sorrenta def. Eggert/Liashenko 7-5, 7-6(13)

Aug 10th, 2003, 02:21 AM
pffffff 7-6(13) :rolleyes:

Aug 10th, 2003, 04:06 AM

"I am so thrilled to have beaten Larissa for the second time in my career and the second time this year! The first set was very tight but I was able to play well and put on the pressure to break and hold and win the set. In the second set, Larissa really played more aggressively and just really dominated the play. Heading into the third, I knew that I would have to step up to the plate if I wanted to win the match. Larissa did the same but I was able to remain composed and win the tiebreak quite easily. I am exstatic to be in the final. I hope to do win the title tomorrow against Adriana and just basically give it my all as usual. I would also like to say something in response to Gisele Noventz's comments regarding our match, Gisele was making obsene gestures to the crowd and to the linespeople and that is why I was so speechless. I did not in any way instigate the crowd to rally against Giselle or to cheer her errors and my winners. I was happy to have them on my side, but of course I was disappointed that they did not treat Giselle with courtesy and respect. I am quite shocked that Giselle would cheer against me publicly but I hold on ill feelings towards her because of that. Thanks. "

Aug 10th, 2003, 04:47 AM
Tough loss for us. Congrats Eva

Way to go Gianna. Time to stop Gonzalez, she's playing really well.

Aug 10th, 2003, 07:41 AM
:bounce: Anjie/Eva :bounce:

There's nothing I like better than beating Eggert :D

Aug 10th, 2003, 05:47 PM
congrats adriana, I told you :)

Aug 10th, 2003, 07:08 PM
;) Don't worry the next time you'll bt me I swear it:p

Anyway, you beat me at the Aus Open this year so... :angel:

Adriana is very happy to be in the final. "I just don't care about the result, because I've reached two finals in a row and that's very exciting, something I'm not used to do right now :p" I'll try to give it everything, but I don't know what'll happen because I'm a lil tired. I hope to maage to hold physically until the end of Toronto"

Aug 11th, 2003, 04:50 AM
Singles Main Draw FR Result:
Gianna-Adrianna Dulko def. (8)Adriana Gonzalez 4-6, 7-6(9), 6-4

Aug 11th, 2003, 05:10 AM
Good match Gianna. I didn't have any match point tho, so I'm not that angry ;)

Well done :)

Aug 12th, 2003, 12:57 PM
GIANNA! :D :D :D Your fourth tournament win this year! :D :D

"I am so thrilled to have won this tournament, more importantly as an unseeded player. This is such a great feat for me. To have beaten Adriana and Larisa to win my fourth tournament of the year is just...amazing. I would like to thank all who have supported me. I knew I had to do well here to capitalize on my dismal showing from last year, and I sure did so! I hope to re-enter the top 10 in both singles and doubles! :) "

Aug 12th, 2003, 05:20 PM
Well Done Gianna:)