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oren987
Jan 2nd, 2004, 09:16 AM
Dokic is out of the main draw, so Anna will be the number 2 seed :D

Tzipi got a terrible draw, and I don't think she will make it to the main draw, but let us hope :angel:

Qualifying Draw for Tzipi:

2 Claudine Schaul (LUX) v Tzipora Obziler (ISR)
Tara Snyder (USA) v Catalina Castano (COL)
Yuka Yoshida (JPN) v Gisela Duklo (ARG)
Anna-Lena Groenfield (GER) v 5 Martina Sucha (GER)

Tomas11
Jan 2nd, 2004, 11:39 AM
On a good day, anything could happen!!!
Almost anything, that is...
Anyway, good luck tzipi!

King Aaron
Jan 2nd, 2004, 03:45 PM
Best of luck Tzipi. :yeah: Here's the full qualifying draw:

1 Melinda Czink (HUN) v Ansley Cargill (USA)
Seiko Okamoto (JPN) v Evie Dominikovic (AUS)
WC Leanne Baker (NZL) v Shenay Perry (USA)
Ivan Abramovic (CRO) v 6 Clarisa Fernandez (ARG)
2 Claudine Schaul (LUX) v Tzipora Obziler (ISR)
Tara Snyder (USA) v Catalina Castano (COL)
Yuka Yoshida (JPN) v Gisela Duklo (ARG)
Anna-Lena Groenfield (GER) v 5 Martina Sucha (GER)
3 Tathinana Garbin (ITA) v Renata Voracova (CZE)
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) v Mervana Jugic-Salkic (BIH)
Mara Santangelo (ITA) v WC Ilke Gers (NZL)
Iveta Benesova (CZE) v 7 Alina Jidkova (RUS)
4 Lubomira Kurhajcova (SVK) v Tatiana Panova (RUS)
Conchita Martinez Granados (ESP)v Meilen Tu (USA)
WC Dianne Hollands (NZL) v WC Paula Marama (NZL)
Asa Svenson (SWE) v 8 Jill Craybas (USA)

PointBlank
Jan 3rd, 2004, 04:17 AM
If Tzipi can win 1st round she only will have trouble with Anna-Lena or Martina

Tomas11
Jan 3rd, 2004, 07:42 AM
Obziler def. Schaul!!!

nave 2
Jan 3rd, 2004, 08:05 AM
main Draw:
1) Paola Suarez vs. Qualifier
Lindsay Lee-Waters vs. Rita Grande
Amy Frazier vs. Marie-Gayane Mikaelian
Kristina Brandi vs. 5) Shinobu Asagoe

3) Eleni Daniilidou vs. Jelena Kostanic
Klara Koukalova vs. Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Qualifier vs. Akiko Morigami
Arantxa Parra vs. 7) Marlene Weingartner

8) Laura Granville vs. Qualifier
Qualifier vs. Virginia Ruano-Pascual
Marion Bartoli vs. Anabel Medina-Garrigues
Cara Black vs. 4) Maria Vento-Kabchi

8) Anca Barna vs. Ludmila Cervanova
wc-Shelley Stephens vs. wc-Eden Marama
Teryn Ashley vs. Ashley Harkleroad
Julia Vakulenko vs. 2) Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi

oren987
Jan 3rd, 2004, 08:25 AM
Yes! Tzipi did Surprise me with that win! her first 2004 win:

Tzipi Obziler d. Schaul 6-3, 7-5

Good luck to Anna in the main draw :D If she will play well here, she could meet Paola or Eleni only in the final :D

King Aaron
Jan 3rd, 2004, 04:48 PM
:worship: Well done Tzipi. :D Best of luck to Anna too! :D :kiss:

PointBlank
Jan 3rd, 2004, 05:12 PM
Does Tzipi play Tara next?

Tomas11
Jan 3rd, 2004, 05:52 PM
Yes pointblank, tzipi plays Tara Synder next, hopefully she could win that, and then probably Sucha after she'll beat Dulko...

Mikey
Jan 4th, 2004, 01:07 AM
Tzipora :bounce:

Sorry guys, I've been away for a few weeks, but I'm back ;)

Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year to everyone :D And happy holidays to all of you :D

King Aaron
Jan 4th, 2004, 03:38 PM
Tzipi lost to Tara in 2 tight sets. Both went to extra games. :sad: :tears:

:wavey: Mike!

oren987
Jan 4th, 2004, 06:27 PM
Tzipi :( :fiery: That was realy a close one :sad:

She sould have won that one :sad:

Good luck Anna

Mikey
Jan 4th, 2004, 07:31 PM
Tzipora :sad: :sad:

Aaron! :wavey: :p ;)

PointBlank
Jan 4th, 2004, 09:28 PM
Hopefully this gives Tzipi confidence going into Aus. Open

King Aaron
Jan 5th, 2004, 04:12 PM
:bigwave: Mike, so how was wherever you went for a few weeks? :p ;)

And Anna plays tomorrow. Good luck. :kiss:

oren987
Jan 5th, 2004, 05:37 PM
Tuesday, January 6, 2004

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Granville vs. Garbin
2. Vakulenko vs. Smashnova-Pistolesi
3. Bartoli vs. Medina Garrigues
4. Daniilidou/Grande vs. Cargill/Harkleroad
5. Suarez vs. Taylor (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Marama/Marama vs. Hopkins/Lee

Good luck Anna :worship: :worship:

oren987
Jan 6th, 2004, 03:23 AM
First round:

(2) Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR) d. Julia Vakulenko (UKR) 16 64 63 :bounce: :bounce:

Well done Anna :D

JPhurst
Jan 6th, 2004, 03:52 AM
Hopefully this gives Tzipi confidence going into Aus. Open

I hope Tzipi does well as much as anyone on this forum. But I'm not sure how going out in the 2nd qualifying round of a Tier IV tournament inspires confidence, even if you beat the # 2 qualifying seed.


As for Anna. Does anyone else ever get the impression that she spots her opponents a set before playing for keeps?

PointBlank
Jan 6th, 2004, 04:03 AM
Yes Anna and Kim always do that ... errrrrrrrrr

bubbliscious
Jan 6th, 2004, 01:01 PM
Smashnova excited by draw

ASB Classic number two seed Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi is excited about playing Ashley Harkleroad in the second round of the Classic on Wednesday afternoon.

Smashnova-Pistolesi struggled to defeat Julia Vakulenko 1-6 6-4 6-3 on Tuesday afternoon and will now play the promising Harkleroad on Wednesday on court four in what is likely to be a match of contrasting styles.

"I'm looking forward to this match actually, because she's young and an up and comer," Smashnova-Pistolesi said. "She's a fighter and a good player and she did well last year. I hope it's a good match and I'm really looking forward to it."

Smashnova-Pistolesi went on to say that she wasn't surprised at how tough her match against Vakulenko was.

"I knew she was a good player and it's hard to start after a three-month break. So I was expecting a tough match," she said.

"She hit the ball very hard and she got a lot of returns in in the first set. She served very well and I was under pressure until the very last point in the match."

As this is the first tournament of the year, players are coming in with varying degrees of fitness and practice, but Smashnova-Pistolesi told nzoom.com that only so much can be achieved in training.

"When you practice it's one thing, when you come to play tournaments it's another," she said. "You want to lift your game gradually in the tournaments.

"You may feel very good in practice but what happens in a match is another thing, you need a lot of matches to feel good."

When Anna played in the 2001 ASB Classic she went under the name Smashnova, last year she used her married name of Pistolesi, this time she's combined them both.

So why the change?

"For the tennis I like to use only one name," she explained. "But there's a legal problem outside of tennis and that makes complications.

"Like when I'm booked a ticket for a plane under the name Pistolesi and then I show them my passport and I'm under the name Smashnova, so it's very difficult."

http://images.tvnz.co.nz/sport/tennis/asb_classic_2001/smashnova_anna.jpg

bubbliscious
Jan 6th, 2004, 01:04 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/afp_photo/20040106/sge.tjj03.060104043704.photo00.default-384x337.jpg

King Aaron
Jan 6th, 2004, 05:41 PM
Thanks fot the article and picture. :D Well done Anna on winning! :yeah:

oren987
Jan 7th, 2004, 05:55 PM
Thank's for the article and picture :D

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Barna vs. E.Marama (2r)
2. Daniilidou vs. Gagliardi (2r; to finish 5-5)
3. Suarez vs. Brandi (QF)
4. Barna or E.Marama vs. Harkleroad or Smashnova-Pistolesi (QF; NB 15.00hrs)
5. Daniilidou/Grande vs. Benesova/Voracova

Court 4 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Harkleroad vs. Smashnova-Pistolesi (2r)
2. Tu vs. Weingartner (2r)
3. Daniilidou or Gagliardi vs. Tu or Weingartner (QF; NB 15.00hrs)
4. Ruano Pascual/Suarez vs. Hopkins/Lee (TBA)

Court 6 (from 13.00hrs)
1. Perry vs. Bartoli (QF)
2. Jidkova/Morigami vs. Dulko/Garbin
3. Jugic-Salkic/Kostanic vs. Bartoli/Granville

Good luck Anna :kiss:

oren987
Jan 8th, 2004, 03:39 AM
The end for Anna in Auckland 2004

Anna lost in the 2nd round

Ashley Harkleroad (USA) d. (2) Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR) 76(7) 62

:sad: :sad:

King Aaron
Jan 9th, 2004, 05:16 PM
Anna :sad: :(