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Oct 21st, 2003, 10:32 PM
Cheer on the Baltic girls :bounce:

Thought I would set up a thread for supporters of the Baltic players, since they can't go in the Russian forums!

Lithuanians: Lina Stanciute :), Aurelija Miseviciute :), Edita Liachoviciute :), Egle Petrauskaite.
Latvians: Anzela Zguna :), Liga Dekmeijere, Irina Kuzmina.
Estonians: Maret Ani :D, Kaia Kanepi, Margit Ruutel, Ilona Poljakova.

Go girls! :D

Oct 23rd, 2003, 11:44 AM

*Maret Ani won in R1 of St. Raphael $25k against Darija Jurak 6-1 6-2
*Lina Stanciute lost in R1 of Hart Open, Opole $25k against Anna Zarska 6-7(3) 3-6
*Irina Kuzmina lost in Quallies R1 to Matei of Romania 4-6 3-6 in Hart Open, Opole.
*Edita Liachoviciute lost in Quallies R1 to Jans of Poland 3-6 7-6(4) 5-7 in Hart Open, Opole.
*Kaia Kanepi lost the final of Joue-les-Tours to Dally Randriantefy 5-7 4-6 last week.

Oct 24th, 2003, 02:12 PM
Thanks obatafan for thread :worship:

I have few Kaia and Maret pics here www.vutt.neti.ee from recent Sampo Open´03 exhibition match

just in case if you do not know how they look like ;)

Oct 25th, 2003, 10:10 PM
Maret is in the final of St.Raphael!

R1: Ani (EST) def. Sfar (TUN) 6-1 6-2
R2: Ani (EST) def. Liggan (IRL) 7-5 6-3
QF: Ani (EST) def. Randriantefy (MDG) 4-6 7-6 6-2
SF: Ani (EST) def. Pichet (FRA) 6-4 6-3
F: Ani (EST) vs. Pin (FRA)

Good luck Maret! :):):):):):):):):)

Nov 2nd, 2003, 04:25 PM
Latest Baltic Nation Rankings
Will be updated when rankings are updated tomorrow.

164 (154) Maret Ani
171 (188) Kaia Kanepi
667 (659) Margit Ruutel
1103 (1111) Ilona Poljakova
408 (408) Anzela Zguna
512 (506) Liga Dekmeijere
678 (671) Irina Kuzmina
289 (284) Lina Stanciute
309 (300) Aurelija Miseviciute
585 (609) Edita Liachoviciute
1055 (1064) Egle Petrauskaite

I think Maret, Kaia and Margit will all move significantly soon.

Nov 3rd, 2003, 12:17 PM
Latest Baltic Rankings

141 (164) Maret Ani
171 (171) Kaia Kanepi
664 (667) Margit Ruutel
1104 (1103) Ilona Poljakova
401 (408) Anzela Zguna
511 (512) Liga Dekmeijere
669 (678) Irina Kuzmina
287 (289) Lina Stanciute
315 (309) Aurelija Miseviciute
591 (585) Edita Liachoviciute
1057 (1055) Egle Petrauskaite

Just a big move from Maret this week :)

Nov 3rd, 2003, 01:04 PM
Latest Baltic Rankings


141 (164) Maret Ani
Just a big move from Maret this week :)

Yes - her all time best :bounce:

Nov 20th, 2003, 11:00 AM
Kaia Kanepi, Lina Stanciute and Aurelija Miseviciute are committed to Prague Pruhonice $25K.

Jan 3rd, 2004, 04:02 AM
aurelija miseviciute is ranked 333 now :sobbing:

Jan 3rd, 2004, 04:04 AM
go to the juniors thread and go to the lituanian tennis forum and vote for your favourite lithuanian tennis player :yippee:

Jan 14th, 2004, 03:27 PM
With the Aussie Open qualifying draw out, here are the matches that the Baltic girls (well - Estonian) will play:

1.Kaia Kanepi EST vs Adriana Szili AUT (then, if won...)
2.Kaia Kanepi EST vs 3 Gröenefeld/Alves
3.Kaia Kanepi EST vs Wartusch/Prusova/Kucova/16Castano

1.15 Maret Ani EST vs Janet Lee TPE (then, if won...)
2.15 Maret Ani EST vs Fedak/Roesch
3.15 Maret Ani EST vs 11 Sun/Koryttseva/Duebbers/Liggan

Good Luck to both!

Jan 14th, 2004, 08:59 PM
Yeah! Good luck Girls.

Btw. Maret with her partner will gain probably direct entry to doubles main draw.

Jan 15th, 2004, 09:50 AM
AO first QF round: Kaia won, but Maret lost with crazy score 64 06 79 :sad:

Jan 15th, 2004, 10:52 AM
Kaia :D

but Maret :sad:

Good luck Kaia! (she now plays Anna-Lena Gröenefeld)

Jan 17th, 2004, 11:59 AM
Kaia lost, but Anna-Lena is rising star...

Hopefully Maret will perform better in doubles, she is ranked around 80 after all!

Jan 18th, 2004, 07:20 PM
so it's...

Maret Ani (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtaa278.html) EST
Libuse Prusova (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtap292.html) CZE
Iveta Benesova (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtab576.html) CZE
Christina Wheeler (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtaw269.html) AUS

...in 1st round

Jan 21st, 2004, 07:53 AM
Yes our girls won :bounce:

Maret Ani (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtaa278.html) EST
Libuse Prusova (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtap292.html) CZE 6 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day8/0410ss1.html) 6 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day8/0410ss2.html)
Iveta Benesova (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtab576.html) CZE
Christina Wheeler (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtaw269.html) AUS 2 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day8/0410ss1.html) 4 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day8/0410ss2.html)

Next round not easy vs. Barbara Schett / Patty Schnyder
Good luck!

Jan 22nd, 2004, 11:34 PM
Well done Maret and Libuse! Keep going! :)

Jan 23rd, 2004, 09:29 AM
Amazing they won :bounce:

Maret Ani (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtaa278.html) EST
Libuse Prusova (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtap292.html) CZE ...... 6 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day10/0459ss1.html) 6 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day10/0459ss2.html)
Barbara Schett (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtas349.html) AUT (15)
Patty Schnyder (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtas519.html) SUI (15) .. 3 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day10/0459ss1.html) 2 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day10/0459ss2.html)

Jan 23rd, 2004, 10:51 PM
:eek: well done! (well done maret, but libuse has been fantastic here)

Jan 25th, 2004, 10:09 AM
Ha-ha, guess what, Obatafan, they won again :)

Maret Ani (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtaa278.html) EST
Libuse Prusova (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtap292.html) CZE ... 7 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day12/0484ss1.html) 5 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day12/0484ss2.html) 6 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day12/0484ss3.html)
Lindsay Davenport (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtad106.html) USA
Corina Morariu (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/bios/ws/wtam483.html) USA ...... 5 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day12/0484ss1.html) 7 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day12/0484ss2.html) 3 (http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/stats/day12/0484ss3.html)


Jan 25th, 2004, 05:15 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: Maret & Libuse :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Amazing performance. I wasn't expecting that! :)

Keep going! :):):)

Jan 25th, 2004, 05:37 PM
$25K Bergamo Qualifying Results:

R1: Liga Dekmeijere LAT d. WC Linda Agazzi ITA
R1: Aurelija Miseviciute LTU d. WC Eleonora Fornai ITA

R2: Ekaterina Bychkova RUS d. Liga Dekmeijere LAT :rolleyes:
R2: Leslie Butkiewicz BEL d. Aurelija Miseviciute LTU :rolleyes:

Jan 27th, 2004, 08:23 AM
Maret in AO SF :bounce:

Ani/Prusova (CZE/EST) d. (6) Vento-Kabchi/Widjaja (VEN/INA) 26 64 76(2)

Why not to win whole thing now ;) Go girls...


Jan 27th, 2004, 08:32 PM
:eek: Maret & Libuse :eek: again!

What a performance! Good luck in the semis!

Feb 18th, 2004, 10:19 AM
Seems most of our messages were deleted during WTAWorld's blackouts, Vutt! :lol:

Lina Stanciute reached the semi finals and Kaia Kanepi won the Sunderland $25K! :bounce:

Lina Stanciute is playing Anna Chakvetadze in R1 of the Redbridge $25K, whilst Kaia Kanepi is top seed and is playing Sophie Lefevre.

Good luck!

Feb 19th, 2004, 08:34 AM
Seems most of our messages were deleted during WTAWorld's blackouts, Vutt! :lol:


So just for the record: Maret Ani played her best GS with reaching AO'04 doubles semis :worship:

btw. Kaia should have her carieer best ranking at the moment around 120-ies I think.

Mar 8th, 2004, 02:48 PM
2004 Baltic Tennis Update


Maret Ani

Australian Open
Q1: lost to Janet Lee 6-4 0-6 7-9 :eek:
Ortisei $75K
R1: lost to Patricia Wartusch 7-6(5) 4-6 5-7 :sad:
Warsaw $25K
R1: lost to Q Angelique Kerber 3-6 7-6(6) 5-7 :sad: (But Kerber reached the final, almost won it)
Antwerp Tier II
Q1: def. Maureen Drake 6-3 5-7 6-1
Q2: lost to (9) Alexandra Stevenson 4-6 6-7(8) :sad:
Dubai Tier II
Q1: lost to Kyra Nagy 6-3 4-6 4-6 :sad: :rolleyes:
Doha Tier II
Q1: def. (5) Sandra Kleinova 7-5 7-5 :D
Q2: def. Severine Beltrame 6-1 6-1 :)
Q3: lost to Ting Li 6-1 5-7 1-6 :sad:
Indian Wells
Q1: def. Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian 6-2 6-2 :)
Q2: lost to Alina Jidkova 7-6(7) 4-6 5-7 :sad:
Casablanca Tier V
Q1: def. Maria Fernanda Alves 6-7(4) 6-3 7-5
Q2: lost to Kyra Nagy 6-2 4-6 3-6
Estoril Tier IV Qualifying eighth seed.
Q1: def. Lubomira Bacheva 6-4 6-0
Q2: def. Stephanie Foretz 6-2 6-2
Q3: def. (3) Conchita Martinez-Granados 6-2 5-7 6-1 :)
R1: lost to (5) Barbara Schett 1-6 7-6(8) 4-6 :sad:
Fed Cup Euro/Africa Qualifying Group I
vs Bulgaria (Estonia won 2-1)
Ani def. Tzvetana Pironkova 2-6 6-0 6-3
Ani/Ruutel def. Karatancheva/Pironkova 7-5 3-6 6-4
vs Poland (Estonia won 2-1)
Ani def. Sakowicz 7-5 6-1
Ani/Kanepi def. Jans/Rosolska 7-6(4) 6-1
vs Greece (Estonia won 3-0)
Ani def. Asimina Kaplani 6-1 6-3
vs Israel - Promotion Playoff (Estonia won 2-1, and are in World Group Playoffs)
Ani def. Tzipora Obziler 5-7 6-2 6-4
Ani/Kanepi def. Smashnova-Pistolesi/Obziler 7-5 6-1

Kaia Kanepi

Hobart Tier V
Q1: def. Evgenia Kulikovskaya 6-3 6-0
Q2: lost to Anne Keothavong 4-6 6-4 1-6
Australian Open
Q1: def. WC Adriana Szili 6-2 6-2
Q2: lost to (3) Anna-Lena Gröenefeld 3-6 4-6 :sad:
Ortisei $75K
Q1: def. WC Alice Canepa 6-3 6-0
Q2: def. Anousjka Van Exel 6-4 6-2
Q3: def. (6) Stanislava Hrozenska 6-3 7-5
R1: def. Q Sandra Mamic 7-6(4) 6-1
R2: def. (7) Sofia Arvidsson 6-3 6-2 :D
QF: def. (3) Zuzana Ondraskova 6-4 6-3 :D
SF: lost to Q Iveta Benesova 5-7 6-4 2-6 :sad:
Sunderland $25K - Number 2 Seed (TITLE WINNER)
R1: def. Irina Boulykina 6-2 2-6 7-5
R2: def. LL Valentina Sassi 5-7 6-1 6-0
QF: def. Q Anna Bastrikova 6-4 6-3
SF: def. Q Elena Baltacha 6-3 6-4
F: def. Q Anna Chakvetadze 7-6(5) 6-0
Redbridge $25K - Top Seed
R1: def. Sophie Lefevre 6-3 6-3
R2: def. Q Martina Muller 6-1 3-6 6-3
QF: def. (6) Zuzana Kucova 6-3 2-0 ret.
SF: lost to. Q Anna Chakvetadze 7-6(4) 4-6 5-7 :sad:
St. Petersburg $50K - Top Seed
R1: def. Marta Domachowska 1-6 6-1 6-4
R2: lost to Ivana Lisjak 5-7 3-6
Fed Cup Euro/Africa Qualifying Group I
vs Bulgaria (Estonia won 2-1)
Kanepi lost to Sesil Karatancheva 3-6 3-6
vs Poland (Estonia won 2-1)
Ani/Kanepi def. Jans/Rosolska 7-6(4) 6-1
vs Israel - Promotion Playoff (Estonia won 2-1, and are in World Group Playoffs)
Kanepi lost to Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi 0-6 0-6
Ani/Kanepi def. Smashnova-Pistolesi/Obziler 7-5 6-1

Margit Ruutel

Hull $10K
R1: def. WC Anna Hawkins 6-1 6-2
R2: def. (6) Liana Balaci 6-1 6-1
QF: lost to (3) Elena Baltacha 0-6 2-6
Tipton $10K
R1: def. (8) Sylvia Montero 6-1 6-2
R2: def. Monika Schneider 7-5 6-2
QF: def. Anna Bastrikova 0-6 6-1 6-1
SF: lost to Q Emma Laine 3-6 6-3 2-6
Napoli $10K - Qualifying eighth seed.
Q1: def. Giovanna di Lauro 6-1 6-1
Q2: lost to (14) Melanie Cohen 6-1 3-6 0-6
Torre Del Greco $10K
R1: def. Q Giulia Meruzzi 7-6(3) 6-3
R2: def. Q Sandra Zahlavova 6-3 6-7(5) 7-5
QF: lost to Emma Laine 1-6 2-6
Fed Cup Euro/Africa Qualifying Group I
vs Bulgaria (Estonia won 2-1)
Ani/Ruutel def. Karatancheva/Pironkova 7-5 3-6 6-4
vs Poland (Estonia won 2-1)
Ruutel lost to Karolina Kosinska 4-6 6-4 5-7
vs Greece (Estonia won 3-0)
Ruutel def. Anna Gerassimou 6-3 4-6 6-3
Poljakova/Rüütel d. Daniilidou/Zachariadou 6-3 4-6 6-1

Anet Kaasik

Hull $10K
Q1: def. Thamara Jonkman 7-5 6-1
Q2: lost to (7) Katie O'Brien 6-7(5) 6-1 4-6
Tipton $10K
Q1: def. Christine Sperling 6-2 6-2
Q2: def. (12) Alexandra Kostikova 6-2 7-6(6)
Q3: def. (7) Vasilisa Davydova 6-1 6-2
R1: lost to (3) Matea Mezak 2-6 3-6
Buchen $10K
Q1: lost to Karina Jacobsgaard 6-7(5) 2-6
Amiens $10K
Q1: def. Cecile Bardoux 6-0 6-1
Q2: lost to Cecile Baijot 1-6 6-7(5)
Bol $10K
Q1: lost to Ani Mijacika 1-6 3-6

Ilona Poljakova

Fed Cup Euro/Africa Qualifying Group I
vs Greece (Estonia won 3-0)
Poljakova/Rüütel d. Daniilidou/Zachariadou 6-3 4-6 6-1


Aurelija Miseviciute

Bergamo $25K
Q1: def. WC Eleonora Fornai 6-0 6-0
Q2: lost to (11) Leslie Butkiewicz 6-2 4-6 6-7(13) :eek:

Lina Stanciute

Sunderland $25K - Qualifying Top Seed
Q1: def. BYE
Q2: def. (12) Matea Mezak 7-6(4) 3-6 6-4
R1: def. (5) Alexandra Kravets 6-0 6-2
R2: def. WC Amanda Janes 3-6 6-3 6-4
QF: def. WC(3) Anne Keothavong 2-6 6-3 6-2
SF: lost to Q Anna Chakvetadze 3-6 6-4 4-6 :sad:
R1: lost to Q Anna Chakvetadze 3-6 3-6 :sad:
St. Petersburg $50K - Qualifying Top Seed
Q1: def. WC Alla Kudryavtseva 7-5 6-2
Q2: lost to Yulia Fedossova 4-6 4-6
Dinan $50K+H - Qualifying eighth seed.
Q1: def. Antonia Matic 4-6 7-6(5) 6-2
Q2: def. Tessy Van de Ven 2-6 7-6(3) 6-2
Q3: def. Paula Garcia 6-3 6-2
R1: lost to (7) Selima Sfar 6-7(7) 2-6
Biarritz $25K - Qualifying seventh seed.
Q1: lost to Elena Baltacha 6-3 4-6 6-7(4)
Fed Cup - Euro/Africa Qualifying Group I
vs Sweden (Lithuania lost 0-3)
Stanciute lost to Arvidsson 5-7 2-6
Stanciute/Liachoviciute lost to Arvidsson/Nooni 0-6 5-7
vs Serbia & Montenegro (Lithuania lost 0-3)
Stanciute lost to Jelena Dokic 0-6 4-6
Stanciute/Liachoviciute lost to Zaric/Timotic 5-7 3-6
RELEGATION PLAYOFF vs Greece (Lithuania lost 0-2, and are relegated to Euro/Africa Group II)
Stanciute lost to Eleni Daniilidou 2-6 2-6

Edita Liachoviciute

Fed Cup - Euro/Africa Qualifying Group I
vs Sweden (Lithuania lost 0-3)
Liachoviciute lost to Hanna Nooni 0-6 1-6
Stanciute/Liachoviciute lost to Arvidsson/Nooni 0-6 5-7
vs Serbia & Montenegro (Lithuania lost 0-3)
Liachoviciute lost to Jelena Jankovic 1-6 1-6
Stanciute/Liachoviciute lost to Zaric/Timotic 5-7 3-6
RELEGATION PLAYOFF vs Greece (Lithuania lost 0-2, and are relegated to Euro/Africa Group II)
Liachoviciute lost to Christina Zachariadou 6-3 0-6 3-6


Anzela Zguna

Tampa $10K
R1: lost to (8) Nan Nan Liu 2-6 6-4 3-6
Boca Raton $10K Qualifying Number 2 Seed
Q1: def. WC Shannon Robinson 6-1 6-1
Q2: lost to Christina Obermoser 6-0 4-4 ret. :sad:
Jackson $25K - Qualifying fifteenth seed.
Q1: def. Shannon Robinson 6-1 6-0
Q2: def. (3) Tanner Cochran 4-6 6-2 6-4
R1: lost to (1) Shuai Peng 3-6 3-6

Liga Dekmeijere

Grenoble $10K - Qualifying Second Seed
Q1: def. Camille Dubois 6-3 6-3
Q2: lost to Ekaterina Kirianova 2-6 1-6
Bergamo $25K - Qualifying Fifteenth Seed
Q1: def. WC Linda Agazzi 6-0 6-0
Q2: lost to (6) Ekaterina Bychkova 0-6 2-6
Paris Tier II :eek:
Q1: lost to WC Severine Beltrame 4-6 5-7 (Thats what you can get into if you hang around...hoping)
Amiens $10K
R1: lost to (2) Virginie Pichet 5-7 1-6
Rabat $10K
R1: def. Q Alessandra Esposito 6-2 6-2
R2: lost to (1) Maria Fernanda Alves 2-6 3-6

Irina Kuzmina

Hull $10K Qualifying Fourth Seed
Q1: def. BYE
Q2: lost to Georgie Stoop 2-6 1-6
Warsaw $25K
R1: def. (11) Michaela Michalkova 1-6 6-3 6-3
R2: lost to (8) Nicole Remis 6-3 4-6 1-6
Patras $10K
R1: lost to Asimina Kaplani 2-6 0-6

Thats All! Where is Edita Liachoviciute this year (apart from Fed Cup)? :confused:

Mar 25th, 2004, 01:08 PM
btw. www.maretani.com (http://www.maretani.com) went online recently. Only in estonian for now, but hopefully english version will follow soon...

Apr 23rd, 2004, 03:58 PM
I found couple of hot Maret Ani pics from our local men's magazine. I just have to share them :p

Apr 23rd, 2004, 11:55 PM
I found couple of hot Maret Ani pics from our local men's magazine. I just have to share them :p

:eek: :hearts:

Thanks Vutt for posting, Maret looking like i've never seen her ;)

Apr 24th, 2004, 05:56 PM
Estonia def. Israel 2-1

Maret Ani d. Tzipora Obziler 57 62 64
Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi d. Kaia Kanepi 60 60
Ani/Kanepi d. Smashnova-Pistolesi/Obziler 75 61

Estonia are promoted to World Group playoffs! :D

Greece def. Lithuania 2-0

Eleni Daniilidou d. Lina Stanciute 62 62
Christina Zachariadou d. Edita Liachoviciute 36 60 63

Lithuania are relegated to Euro/Africa Group II :sad:

Apr 26th, 2004, 08:04 AM
Yeah that's nice FedCup success for us. :)
Given the fact that we have only just 3 (ouch) professional players...

May 21st, 2004, 08:08 PM
Why is there no interest in Baltic tennis! :sad: I think it sad for only obatafan and vutt post in here.

Poor Maret Ani and Kaia Kanepi lost in the second round of Qs in Roland Garros. Maret lost to Fernandez 16 26 and Kaia lost to Rittner 57 62 26 :sad:

Is Maret playing doubles with Libuse?

May 21st, 2004, 08:30 PM
Hi Annika!

Maret is playing doubles with Manu! They did quite well 2 weeks ago in Rome by reaching QF.
They should play in doubles RG main draw to.

If we speaking about lack of interest then I'm sorry to say that even in my country lot of people feel that ranking below 100 does not mean a lot despite the fact that Kaia was junior RG champion. So yeah it's kind of sad...

May 21st, 2004, 08:34 PM
That is nice to see Maret in RG doubles main draw :)

I understand that people can be quite not caring. I am surprised that the many people from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from the board are not writing though. There are many of them, and yet you and obatafan are the ones that maintain it all by yourselves! Hopefully I can write often too :)

Jun 16th, 2004, 05:11 PM
Maret has reached the final round of qualifying, beating Vaidisova and today Cho! :)

Go Maret!

Jun 17th, 2004, 08:15 AM
Yeah go Maret. Main draw is waiting...

Jun 17th, 2004, 11:42 PM
She lost to Razzano today :(

I thought she had a real chance :sad:

Jun 18th, 2004, 09:04 PM
Yeah, it's really sad that Maret didn't qualify for the main draw in Wimbledon, and in addition it's also bad that she doesn't get much attention, not even from "real" tennis-fans. But the most beautiful girls are outside 100 or just in Top100 like perebiynis for example... I would like to see playing some other girls than just always the same Hantuchova, Henin, Mauresmo and them who we already know... Go Maret, you will make it again to a main draw soon. I believe in you...

...so when I can finally see her playing in a match? She is soooooo cute!!!

Jun 22nd, 2004, 11:34 AM
Maret :bigcry:

I thought Maret would beat Virginie, who played awful in previous Wimbledons. Oh well, go qualify for US Open. Where is Liachoviciute this year? Has she retired?

Liga Dekmeijere has qualified for a $10K event in (i think) Bastad. :D

Jul 12th, 2004, 12:47 PM
Just for the record: Estonia put up brave fight against CZH rep. in FecCup play-off's :worship:

Czech Republic defeated Estonia 3-2 in Estonia
M.RUUTEL (EST) def. K.KOUKALOVA (CZE) 7-5 5-7 6-2
B.STRYCOVA (CZE) def. M.ANI (EST) 7-6(3) 5-7 8-6
K.KOUKALOVA (CZE) def. M.ANI (EST) 7-5 6-4
B.STRYCOVA (CZE) def. M.RUUTEL (EST) 6-4 6-4

and few pics from that event: http://www.pbase.com/vutt/fedcup_playoff04

Aug 2nd, 2004, 10:48 PM
Thanks for making Baltic players cheering thread. Tennis isn't a popular kind of sport in Latvia therefore I'm very proud that someone else from another country cheers for our girls. Even if they not having so good results as we would want but still they are our girls.

Thanks again!

Aug 2nd, 2004, 10:57 PM
Besides congratulations to Liga!! She along with Matic (GER) def. Strycova/Voskobojeva 2:6; 6:2; 6:4 at the Rogers cup in Montreal. That is a great result!

In the next round they will play with pair Tanasugarn/Huber. That will be very hard match but anyway good luck!!!

Aug 5th, 2004, 01:03 AM
Well done to Liga :D

She has been having better results in singles recently, hopefully she can pull it together like she does in doubles! Anzela on the other hand is in a terrible slump. She will probably retire this year :sad:. There is also Kuzmina as a promising player!

I really wonder why there are no challenger events in the Baltic states? Is it a lack of facilities? That would help to increase the popularity of tennis there!

Aug 5th, 2004, 06:55 PM
I don't know about other Baltic states but here, in Latvia aren't appropriate facilities. Here are few (I don't know precisely, but I think two or three) courts where we can play our Davis cup matches. There are small stands for about 500 or maybe 1000 people maximum. I know that the biggest tennis facility is in Lielupe, near Riga. Almost all our courts are clay courts. And I know that we have one man's satelite tournament in Lielupe.

But it would be great if someone here assume an initiative to modernize our main tennis courts to pretend organize higher level tournaments. But unfortunately I don't think that someone could assume an initiative to do it. But anyway I hope that it could happen.

But Dekmeijere/Matic lost yesterday to 4th seed Tanasugarn/Huber - 4:6; 4:6. But anyway I think its a good result for her. And score says that obvious there was a battle or at least Dekmeijere/Matic was displaying resistance to their opponents.

And I didn't hear anything about Zguna possible retirement. That is a first hear to me.

Aug 26th, 2004, 09:21 AM
Nice to see Latvian input here :)

btw. Maret Ani won her USO2004 q1 round match.

Foot's Fingers
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:25 PM
M.RUUTEL (EST) win 1st and 2nd round match at Manchester (10k)

Margit RUUTEL (EST) defeated Michelle SNYMAN (RSA) 64 60

Margit RUUTEL (EST) defeated Emily WEBLEY-SMITH (GBR) 60 63

Emily was topseeded at this tournament!

Bravo Margit!!!

Foot's Fingers
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:31 PM
btw, want to say SVEIKI to anybody from Latvia.
(esp altemix )

Lielupe good known to me.

Foot's Fingers
Sep 17th, 2004, 02:38 PM
Anzela Zguna are NOT retire yet.

This week she is in action at Ashland, KY, USA (25k)


Marie-Eve PELLETIER (4) (CAN) defeated Anzela ZGUNA (LAT) 62 62 1st rnd
Liga DEKMEIJERE (LAT) defeated Leila HODZIC (USA) 61 26 63 1st rnd
Liga DEKMEIJERE (LAT) defeated Giulia GABBA (ITA) 16 75 64 2nd rnd

DOUBLES (Liga/Eve are 2nd seed)

DEKMEIJERE (LAT) / PELLETIER (2) (CAN) defeated JOHNSON (USA) / TUCHBAND (USA) 76(1) 75 1st rnd
FONSECA (USA) / KOJIAN (USA) defeated JONES (USA) / ZGUNA (LAT) 61 63 1st rnd

Sep 28th, 2004, 05:29 PM
Just a little update about our Estonian girls.
I'm sorry to say, but Kaia Kanepi have still not recovered from knee injury and on top of that MRI showed that Maret Ani got injured during USO qual. 2nd round match to, but she's recovering right now and will be playing again soon.

And pic from Olympics: http://www.sloleht.ee/foto/2892004/l-tennis.jpg

Oct 12th, 2004, 07:48 AM
Last week in $25k Glasgow final Margit Rüütel(EST) d. Sybille Bammer 36 61 75

Congrats!! :)

Oct 15th, 2004, 01:43 PM
This week :)

25K Sunderland Margit Ruutel has reached the semis

Liga Dekmeijere qualifed for 50K Ashburn but lost in the 1st round

Oct 16th, 2004, 05:19 PM
Margit is tearing up the British Challengers at the moment! She won a tough Glasgow tournament and is looking unstoppable in Sunderland this week.

Anzela also had a better tournament recently, reaching her first $25K QF :D

Edita Liachoviciute must have retired :sad: :(

Oct 25th, 2004, 08:57 AM
Margit Rüütel jumped in rankings thanks to two good turnaments from 609 to 301!!
WOW! Congrats! :)

her pic http://www.pbase.com/vutt/image/31169656
in case if you are wondering how does she look like...

Dec 14th, 2004, 09:46 PM

Maret has had a decent return to form from Poitiers, winning three rounds of Q and beating Bychkova in R1 of the maindraw, before pushing Mikaelian to a close three-setter.

Kaia found it tough coming back from injury :sad: and hasn't played since August, when she lost to Cho and Bielen-Zarska :o

Lina won a $25K in Lafayette :D but has since stalled in form :sad:

Aurelija finally returned to competition but is not exactly setting the world alight. She has struggled in $10K qualies and may find it a bit longer to get back in the swing of things.

Both Irina Cybina and Juliya Gotovskyte have obtained rankings :)

Irina Kuzmina has slipped into #2 in the Latvian rankings ahead of Anzela. Liga and Anzela's form has slipped considerably.

Feb 9th, 2005, 05:00 PM
*revives thread*

Maret has been probably the busiest of the Baltic Babes ;) With an Australian programme. She reached the second qualifying round in Canberra, defeating Obata :fiery: before falling to Kloesel :o. She did the same at AO Qualies beating McCain and then falling to Gubacsi. At the 75K Ortisei she won through to the QF before falling to top seed Strycova.

Kaia still injured :shrug: :sad:

Margit is almost past Kaia in the rankings. She has only played one tournament this year, falling in the first round of 25K Sunderland to Sakowicz. She won today though in Redbridge, although her victim escapes me ;)

Anet Kaasik seems to have disappeared this year also.

Onto Lithuania, Lina Stanciute seems to be the only active Lithuanian at the moment :sad:. She lost to Natalie Grandin in first rond of 25K Rockford in three sets, but has qualified for 75K Midland this week :D and plays her first round match tonight!

Aurelija has lost her ranking after her abortive comeback at the end of last year :sad: Any news on that front?

Egle Petrauskaite received a wildcard into the qualies of the Miami 10K, losing 57 16 to Inoue in the first round. It was her first tour match since August 2003.

The Latvians: Liga is continuing her horrendous form :o I can't remember when i last saw that she had won :(. She is entering loads of high tiered events and never winning :o. This continued when she was in the Tier I Qualifying draw in the Pan Pacific, losing 16 06 to Mayumi Yamamoto.

Irina Kuzmina entered a couple of 10Ks in Britain recently, winning one match in Tipton against Claire Ricketts, but lost in the second round and then in the first round of Hull to Vranceau. She then edged out Fong in Q1 of Sunderland 25K, but fell to Llewellyn in the second round.

Nothing from Anzela so far in 2005 :sad:

Get better soon Latvians!

Thats about it ;) Let's hope it gets better soon, and good luck Margit and Lina this week!

Foot's Fingers
Apr 1st, 2005, 01:01 PM
Liga and Anzela is plaing at USA$25k

Foot's Fingers
Nov 7th, 2005, 03:33 PM
Liga with Ashley lost to Rodionovba :kiss: and Vesnina in Quebec Tier III Doubles final

Jan 10th, 2006, 08:09 AM
:yawn: Fairly quiet in here. Where are the Baltic girls?

I met Lina Stanciute last February at the Memphis tournament; she won her 1R qualifier, but lost in the 2R. A very nice girl.

Toward the end of the week, she told me she was going to play in the 50K at St. Paul, MN. I told her I'd try to see one of her matches there, but unfortunately she lost in the 1R there on Sunday, and I didn't arrive till Monday, and she'd already left. :awww: I hope she plays Memphis this year again; if so, I'll see her there.

We don't hear much from the Baltic states here in the US. If they can get a breakthrough, you'll probably see more activity here. I'm sure most people don't know who they are at this point. :scratch: You have to be a pretty good tennis junkie to pick up on their names.

Foot's Fingers
Jan 11th, 2006, 03:54 PM
Liga in another doubles SF

Aug 5th, 2007, 12:50 PM
Lovely 19yo (20.4.1988) Alise Vaidere (LAT) won her first ITF tournament Aamulehti Tampere Open (10000$) today at Tampere Tennis Centre, Finland defeating Hanne Skak Jensen (DEN) 6-1 6-4 :) Report from the final in the satellites thread ;) Pics coming later ;) Pics from Stockholm NNLO with Lina Stanciute (LIE) coming soon too :)

Sep 25th, 2007, 08:02 AM
Here´s some pictures from Tampere Open final day featuring Alise Vaidere (LAT)

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Sep 25th, 2007, 09:19 AM
Lina Stanciute (LIE) pics from NNLO in Stockholm :)

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