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goldenlox
Jul 18th, 2004, 04:36 PM
I saw Vera win the Memphis title. After a long week of singles and doubles, Vera came back from down 2-5 in the third set. And won the last 5 games.
Vera is, and was, in great shape. She just didn't make a breakthrough yet this year.
That will come. Vera has to stay focused, keep working, and be patient.

goldenlox
Jul 18th, 2004, 10:15 PM
Vera's last 4 losses were to Lindsay, Sveta, Maria, and Amelie. So Vera's been playing well. But not great.
As long as Vera beats the players ranked below her, she should reach the top 10.

goldenlox
Jul 19th, 2004, 02:19 AM
Vera plays doubles with another partner -

Dementieva/Zvonareva vs. Petrova/Shaughnessy

goldenlox
Jul 19th, 2004, 11:10 AM
If Vera is offered a doubles spot on the Olympic team, she should think hard before she turns it down.
You don't know if she will make a future Olympic team. These Tier III's come and go. The Olympics are special.

goldenlox
Jul 20th, 2004, 01:35 AM
Vera/Lena lost to Nadia/Meghann 6-1, 6-2. Vera plays Pisnik on Wednesday.

goldenlox
Jul 20th, 2004, 02:22 PM
Vera Zvonareva spoke of the travel demands that are part and parcel of life on the tour,

"We get used to it. But we're going to be in the United States for a month now, and sometimes after a couple, three weeks you start missing home," said Zvonareva, of Russia. "But we have to do that. It's our job."

goldenlox
Jul 21st, 2004, 02:01 PM
Vera won a close match against Pisnik at Amelia Island, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5. Vera is 2-0 in this matchup.
But Vera has to play well.

cool_olga
Jul 21st, 2004, 04:58 PM
Pisnik is not really that dangerous opponent now. Vera should win this one with np.
I wish she won this tournament.
Vera could skip this Cincinnati tournament, even if she has no chanc for Olympics, longer rest before US Open would be better I suppose.

goldenlox
Jul 21st, 2004, 05:14 PM
I see that Vera has an agent. That's good, she's top 15. Vera deserves the big buck$ -



Tobias is the point man in dealings involving the Bryan brothers, the top-ranked doubles team in the world, Fish and Vince Spadea, and he plays a key assisting role in the all-encompassing Roddick account. SFX represents six of the top seven American males on tour, including the entire Davis Cup team.

Tobias also represents a player whom he calls his "hidden gem" - 13th-ranked Vera Zvonareva, another of THE up-and-coming Russian stars on the Women's Tennis Association tour. "I think she could be a top-five player really quick," said Tobias. "She is not quite the marketing potential of (Wimbledon champion Maria) Sharapova, but Vera has never lost to her, and has already beaten her this year. I am hoping when Vera matures she will make it."

cool_olga
Jul 21st, 2004, 05:49 PM
She lost to Maria at french open...

It's definitely good for her to have an agent, he will promote her and do many things for her. But she's been with SFX for some time it's not that new thing.

goldenlox
Jul 21st, 2004, 05:54 PM
That interview might be old. But the article is new on the internet.

cool_olga
Jul 21st, 2004, 07:29 PM
http://www.sfxsports.co.uk/products.php?productId=75

goldenlox
Jul 21st, 2004, 07:34 PM
I think a lot of us have this in common with Vera -

Hobbies include reading, music, and computers

cool_olga
Jul 21st, 2004, 07:37 PM
And tennis :D
Wonder what music she likes.

goldenlox
Jul 21st, 2004, 07:49 PM
I wonder what she's reading. These girls aren't going to school. They get to choose.
I get stuck with Thomas Hardy.

cool_olga
Jul 21st, 2004, 08:42 PM
Yeah I don't really like read those school books, but some I choose on my own really enjoy, but honesty I prefer reading magazines :angel:

Maybe Vera is studying, I think Nastya is. Who knows.

goldenlox
Jul 21st, 2004, 08:44 PM
Vera probably took online high school courses. But she's almost 20. I don't know if she's doing online college.
If she is, I would suggest philosophy as a topic.

ys
Jul 21st, 2004, 09:15 PM
If Vera wins today and tomorrow, she will probably be on ESPN on Friday night.

goldenlox
Jul 22nd, 2004, 02:28 AM
I always like to see Vera play. I haven't seen her win a while.
I saw her play Davenport, Sveta, Maria, on and on. I think the Memphis final is the last time I saw Vera win.

Atrixo
Jul 22nd, 2004, 03:03 AM
I haven't really been following Vera's career lately, but I do think she's tremendously talented. I did manage to see her play last year in Toronto --- against Babsi I believe --- and her "infamous" tantrums were on full display, even though she dominated. :eek:

I haven't seen any of her matches since, and I was wondering if Vera has managed to reign in and control her emotions on court a little better? I guess a lot of people feel that's probably her greatest weakness right now, that she "wears her emotions on her sleeve", and seems too easily distracted. :sad:

ys
Jul 22nd, 2004, 03:07 AM
Vera gets a walkover. It is .. bad for Vera. She is in the 3rd round already and she still didn't play a match and didn't confirm her points at this tournament. She loses tomorrow, she gets just 1 point from this tourney.

goldenlox
Jul 22nd, 2004, 03:08 AM
I've seen Vera be calm, and still not win, still not play her best.
I think her emotions are a part of her personality. People are just looking for easy reasons when Vera doesn't win. It's not one reason.

Vera plays Bartoli in the third round.

ys
Jul 22nd, 2004, 03:11 AM
I've seen Vera be calm, and still not win, still not play her best.
I think her emotions are a part of her personality. People are just looking for easy reasons when Vera doesn't win. It's not one reason.
I love Vera dearly. I love every side of her. Her game, her shots , her emotions. Every year of her career so far she managed to make a step forward. Not this year yet. This year is stagnation. Her best game is hardcourts. Whatever her clay results say. She doesen't play Olympics. She can focus on the Open. She is one of my Top 5 favourites to win it.

Stephieva
Jul 22nd, 2004, 03:18 AM
They said...(8) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Tina Pisnik (SLO) walkover :eek:

goldenlox
Jul 22nd, 2004, 04:49 AM
Vera played Bartoli twice last year, and won both. Let's get this hardcourt season started.

KV
Jul 22nd, 2004, 08:46 AM
Good luck vs. Bartoli

goldenlox
Jul 22nd, 2004, 10:09 AM
This hasn't been a breakthrough year for Vera. Nastya didn't break through until 22. I don't mind Vera spending another year or two outside the top 10.
As long as she has a coach and keeps working, Vera will eventually move forward.

saab95
Jul 22nd, 2004, 11:11 AM
Vera said me in April the only thing she needs always to have with her is driving license.

I wish Vera to have her "drive" in L.A. too.:wavey:

t_fan
Jul 22nd, 2004, 11:39 AM
I always like to see Vera play. I haven't seen her win a while.
I saw her play Davenport, Sveta, Maria, on and on. I think the Memphis final is the last time I saw Vera win.
Her Fed Cup QF match was a pleasure to watch despite the opponent (Maria Diaz-Oliva) was no match for Vera tennis-wise. She can play amazing tennis when mentally relaxed.

cool_olga
Jul 22nd, 2004, 01:29 PM
I haven't seen any of her matches since, and I was wondering if Vera has managed to reign in and control her emotions on court a little better?
Not really...But she is not trying to change that. i don't think it's something bad if she get's frustrated sometimes, it's her way to play matches. She said she is 'not nice' sometimes on court because she want to win so much. It's good as long as she wants winning and is hungry.
I think this hardcourt season will be very good for her. Time to play this first match!

goldenlox
Jul 22nd, 2004, 02:04 PM
Vera said me in April the only thing she needs always to have with her is driving license.

I wish Vera to have her "drive" in L.A. too.:wavey:

A driver's license, and a car, are important things to have. You need to be able to get away from people. When you want to.
It's real freedom. There's nothing like it. A car gives you that.

ys
Jul 22nd, 2004, 02:52 PM
It's real freedom. There's nothing like it. A car gives you that.
Yep. In countries with no public transportation. It also gives you a chance for a personal contribution in polluting the environment.

goldenlox
Jul 22nd, 2004, 03:03 PM
Any of these women who don't have a license and a car, don't know what they're missing.

cool_olga
Jul 22nd, 2004, 05:13 PM
You have that? I would want but still too young :confused:

Good that Vera had time to learn, driving is sure something without what now independebt woman can't live :p

goldenlox
Jul 22nd, 2004, 05:19 PM
They all need their own car. That's one of the big differences from 15 to 18. The 18 year old can drive.

"Tennis is deeper than it was 10 years ago," Vera said. "There are no easy matches and you never know who’s going to win, so you have to fight till the end. One day you can beat somebody and the next lose. If I go on court and do my best, I can win any match. If my game isn’t working, it’s really tough to win the match."

ys
Jul 22nd, 2004, 10:07 PM
I can't believe it. It looks like Vera got the second walkover. This is so shitty. :mad:

goldenlox
Jul 22nd, 2004, 10:09 PM
At least I'll get to see Vera on tv.

ys
Jul 22nd, 2004, 10:11 PM
At least I'll get to see Vera on tv.
But she dudn't ewven warm up she loses to Serena and she gets only 1 ranking point for reaching quartefinals. This is ridiculous..

goldenlox
Jul 22nd, 2004, 10:12 PM
It's a part of life. There are more tournaments after this one.

vaiva
Jul 23rd, 2004, 01:05 AM
Any of these women who don't have a license and a car, don't know what they're missing.

Not much. Driving drunk friends home ain't that funny :p

vaiva
Jul 23rd, 2004, 01:07 AM
So is Vera playing today or not? Haven't seen any official confirmation that Marion gave her a w/o :confused:

goldenlox
Jul 23rd, 2004, 01:10 AM
Vera needs the car for herself. If her friends get drunk, make them take a taxi.

http://www.sportsline.com/tennis/brackets/womens/2004/37_1

ys
Jul 23rd, 2004, 01:25 AM
Apparently doctors succeeded in CPRing Bartoli and she is ready to play. Good for Vera. She must win and confirm her points today.

vaiva
Jul 23rd, 2004, 01:28 AM
Good. Thanks, ys.

Go Vera! Fight for your point! ;)

Actually, this should not even be a fight, rahter a stroll in the park. That's what I expect.

goldenlox
Jul 23rd, 2004, 01:30 AM
The winner plays tomorrow night against Serena -

Center Court (from 12.00hrs)

1. Dementieva vs. Kuznetsova
2. Petrova vs. Davenport
3. Schiavone vs. Likhovtseva or V.Williams
4. Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva vs. Tanasugarn/Vento-Kabchi (After suitable rest)
5. S.Williams vs. Bartoli or Zvonareva (NB 20.00hrs)

ys
Jul 23rd, 2004, 01:38 AM
Good. Thanks, ys.

Go Vera! Fight for your point! ;)

Actually, this should not even be a fight, rahter a stroll in the park. That's what I expect.
Why aren't you sleeping? Insomnia? Or work?

vaiva
Jul 23rd, 2004, 01:42 AM
Work :(. Promissed to complete this financial statement which happened to be full of stupid mistakes

ys
Jul 23rd, 2004, 01:43 AM
Work :(. Promissed to complete this financial statement which happened to be full of stupid mistakes
:hug:

vaiva
Jul 23rd, 2004, 01:47 AM
:hug:

:inlove:

ys
Jul 23rd, 2004, 02:08 AM
:inlove:
:kiss:
:hearts:

What time is it now? 4am? 5am?

And Vera won.

goldenlox
Jul 23rd, 2004, 02:13 AM
Vera won 6-2, 6-3. She plays Serena on ESPN2 tomorrow night.

ys
Jul 23rd, 2004, 02:15 AM
Vera won 6-2, 6-3. She plays Serena on ESPN2 tomorrow night.
And finally I'll see one of our girls on TV. Didn't happen for three weeks. Are you watching Venus-Alyona?

goldenlox
Jul 23rd, 2004, 02:16 AM
They're showing a tape of Davenport-Frazier right now. But tomorrow -

1. Dementieva vs. Kuznetsova
2. Petrova vs. Davenport

TartarVicario
Jul 23rd, 2004, 05:31 AM
Reena VS Bepa :scared:

Good luck both!

goldenlox
Jul 23rd, 2004, 10:31 AM
Vera has a tough match tonight. The first time I saw her play was against Serena, at the FO.
Keep your focus on each point, and play your best. I'm glad you're not playing in the midday heat.

cool_olga
Jul 23rd, 2004, 12:24 PM
Nah, what a tough match now. Vera's first match on hard was very good it seems.
Serena is not unbeatable, Vera should go for it.
Lucky you ESPN watchers!

Roxers
Jul 23rd, 2004, 08:54 PM
davai vera! you can do it :bounce:

believe in yourself :hug:

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 02:09 AM
The Tennis Channel showed a delayed tape of Vera beating Stosur in Moscow. But I haven't seen a live Vera win on tv since Memphis.
Vera needs to win a big match. If not today, one day this summer.

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 03:15 AM
Vera-Serena just started. No bye in San Diego -

12- Vera Zvonareva (RUS) vs. Nathalie Dechy (FRA)
Saori Obata (JPN) vs. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. Qualifier
7- Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) - bye

Arhivarius
Jul 24th, 2004, 03:46 AM
Vera took the first set from Serena- 6:4.
Playing sharp.
Elena D is watching game in first row and looking beatiful. :)

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 03:50 AM
Vera looks like she's feeling pressure on this service game 0-1. Vera gave that game away from 30-0 up.
Lena plays the winner, and she wants Vera.

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 04:04 AM
Vera's serving 6-4, 2-3. An up and down match. But Vera can win this.

Voevoda
Jul 24th, 2004, 04:11 AM
Vera's serving 6-4, 2-3. An up and down match. But Vera can win this.
Yes, please keep informing us.

On www.livescore.com the match is not being shown.

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 04:12 AM
Vera's serving at 3-4. Serena played a big game at 3-3.

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 04:16 AM
Vera made some bad UE's, Serena 5-3.

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 04:19 AM
Third set. 6-4, 3-6. Vera has to tighten her game up.

Voevoda
Jul 24th, 2004, 04:19 AM
Vera made some bad UE's, Serena 5-3.

:sad:

Вера, мы в тебя верим! :yippee:

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 04:32 AM
Vera's serving her way out of trouble. Serena serves 1-2.

Voevoda
Jul 24th, 2004, 04:40 AM
Vera's serving her way out of trouble. Serena serves 1-2.
Вера, ты наша надежда и любовь!.... :bounce:

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 04:40 AM
This is the best I've seen Vera play. I want to see Vera-Lena tomorrow. Williams serves 2-3.

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 04:52 AM
Vera at 30-all, 3-all got sloppy. But I still like what she's doing tonight. Williams serving 4-3.

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 05:02 AM
Vera lost, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. But I feel she's doing a lot of things better than she has since Memphis.
I think Vera should watch some of this match again. Especially how she hit so many balls to Serena, when she had a wide open court.
Vera has no bye, so she has to prepare for Dechy, who won in Indian Wells.

tenn_ace
Jul 24th, 2004, 05:13 AM
Vera lost but I saw a lot of positives... She's in much better condition than early in the spring. She's more agressive and even confident. And, most important, she held her emotions in check.... Huge improvements IMO.

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 05:15 AM
But in her last 2 service games, she gave away big points. So there's still a lot of work to do.
And about the crowd, you have to block that out. Just play the ball. One shot at a time.
You can't let anything distract your focus from this point. Nothing.

Stephieva
Jul 24th, 2004, 05:17 AM
Did Vera wear make up? me thinks so.

Anyway Vera was better off the ground tonight...it's obvious.
Serena's serve helped her survive.

tenn_ace
Jul 24th, 2004, 05:18 AM
there is always work to do... I'm sure Vera is dissapointed, but she should know that she did make Serena to play one of the best tennis all year to win this match.

tenn_ace
Jul 24th, 2004, 05:19 AM
Did Vera wear make up? me thinks so.

Anyway Vera was better off the ground tonight...it's obvious.
Serena's serve helped her survive.I think she has just died her eye-lashes recently.

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 05:21 AM
Vera wants the right look when she goes out in her new car.

TartarVicario
Jul 24th, 2004, 09:51 AM
Wow Vera,great effort :worship:

She can meet Serena again in San Diego :o

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 10:52 AM
I'd like to see Vera-Sveta again. Both of them tired mentally today.
Tennis is partly a mental battle, and you have to continue to play well after winning the first set.
Vera lost the last 4 games of the match.
I think for Vera to get into the top 10 and stay there, she has to hang in there mentally. And keep her level of play at a consistent high level.
And I think she will learn to do that.


12- Vera Zvonareva (RUS) vs. Nathalie Dechy (FRA)
Saori Obata (JPN) vs. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. Qualifier
7- Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) - bye

KV
Jul 24th, 2004, 12:48 PM
Good tourney, best tourney since Memphis. Well played at L.A.

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 02:17 PM
I think Vera is on the right road now. Her movement looked good, she had a variety of pace and placement.
She tired mentally. But that's something that experience in these situations will help.
Bottom line is, Vera played like she belongs in the top 10. And she's improving.

the cat
Jul 24th, 2004, 02:22 PM
I was very impressed with the way Vera played against Serena. :) She outplayed Williams off the ground. I was surprised by Vera's power and precision off the ground. She definately has the ground game to win a grand slam singles title in her career! :D But does she have the mental toughness to go all the way in a grand slam? Only Williams great serve and phenomenol defense pulled her through in that match. Vera deserved the win but she lost. I only hope suffering such a tough loss isn't a setback for Vera.

bubble
Jul 24th, 2004, 04:32 PM
a close 3 set lost is better than a lop-sided 2 set lose...
Great to see Vera finally challenging Serena .
She's on track :)

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 04:51 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040724/capt.cadm11607240350.carson_cadm116.jpg
Vera Zvonareva of Russia hits a backhand shot during her quarterfinal match against Serena Williams at the JP Morgan Chase Open on Friday, July 23, 2004, in Carson, Calif.

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 04:52 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040724/capt.cadm12207240610.carson_cadm122.jpg
Vera Zvonareva of Russia holds a towel over her face during her loss to Serena Williams at the JP Morgan Chase Open on Friday, July 23, 2004, in Carson, Calif. Williams won the quarterfinal match 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Nastyafan
Jul 24th, 2004, 06:07 PM
Vera so close:sad:
Great fight, but when will you win a big match again:fiery:

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 06:16 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040724/capt.cadm12107240557.carson_cadm121.jpg
Vera Zvonareva of Russia gets off the ground as she hits the ball to Serena Williams during their quarterfinal match of the JP Morgan Chase Open on Friday, July 23, 2004, in Carson, Calif. Williams won 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

goldenlox
Jul 25th, 2004, 04:32 AM
I didn't see the loss to Dechy. But I expect Vera to win the rematch.
After that match against Serena, you have to focus. You have to keep going forward. Build on it.
Don't assume you're a better player now. You have to prove it on every point.
One point at a time. One shot at a time. Focus.

Gowza
Jul 25th, 2004, 04:55 AM
it's time to move forward vera!

goldenlox
Jul 25th, 2004, 12:20 PM
3- Nadia Petrova (RUS) / Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) - bye
Elena Bovina (RUS) / Nathalie Dechy (FRA) vs. Elena Dementieva (RUS) / Anastasia Myskina (RUS)
Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) / Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs. Amy Frazier (USA) / Conchita Martinez (ESP)
5- Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) / Vera Zvonareva (RUS) - bye

AKTW
Jul 25th, 2004, 01:33 PM
This week Vera plays with another Lena.
Go Vera!

bubble
Jul 25th, 2004, 06:38 PM
I have high hopes for Vera in the coming US Open... She is slowly improving and getting there.... :)

goldenlox
Jul 25th, 2004, 06:55 PM
I have high hopes for Vera's career. I think she just showed a preview of how good she can become.
And she showed me that all of her hard work is about to show up on the court in improved play.

ys
Jul 26th, 2004, 02:51 PM
Hope you guys now agree with me that Vera has a very good hardcourt game. Honestly, I think that her hardcourt game is better than even her claycourt game. It's just that field on hardcourts is deeper than on clay.

Vera's position in YEC Race is better than her rankings. Meaning, that contrary to popular belief, her 2004 year is better than her 2003. Even if not by much. Though making Top 10 will be tough. The Top 10 players in YEC Race is a rock solid bunch -

1 Davenport 2773
2 Mauresmo 2444
3 HИnin-Hardenne 2321
4 Myskina 2163
5 VWilliams 1952
6 SWilliams 1887
7 Sharapova 1856
8 Kuznetsova 1765
9 Dementieva 1610
10 Capriati 1534

11 Zvonareva 1341

If there is one player whom Vera can push out of Top 10, It must be Capriati.

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 02:52 PM
Vera plays Dechy in a few hours. If she can keep playing like she did against Serena, Vera can go deep into this draw.
But for today, it's Dechy. One point at a time.

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 03:36 PM
I don't think Vera is worse on clay. But Lindsay, Serena, Maria, and Venus are less effective on clay.
And Amelie doesn't play well in Paris. And no Justine and Kim this year.
That's why the French Open should be Vera's best major. But Maria was too good for Vera.
Vera needed rain.

bubble
Jul 26th, 2004, 04:22 PM
Hope you guys now agree with me that Vera has a very good hardcourt game. Honestly, I think that her hardcourt game is better than even her claycourt game. It's just that field on hardcourts is deeper than on clay.

Vera's position in YEC Race is better than her rankings. Meaning, that contrary to popular belief, her 2004 year is better than her 2003. Even if not by much. Though making Top 10 will be tough. The Top 10 players in YEC Race is a rock solid bunch -

1 Davenport 2773
2 Mauresmo 2444
3 HИnin-Hardenne 2321
4 Myskina 2163
5 VWilliams 1952
6 SWilliams 1887
7 Sharapova 1856
8 Kuznetsova 1765
9 Dementieva 1610
10 Capriati 1534

11 Zvonareva 1341

If there is one player whom Vera can push out of Top 10, It must be Capriati.
I agree with you. Seems like Capriati is going to be the victim. Hopefully it's by Vera's merit and not Capriati's injury.

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 05:51 PM
Dechy serving 4-4.

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 05:55 PM
Vera broke, she serves at 5-4.

KV
Jul 26th, 2004, 06:02 PM
You're here to provide the livescores. Bepa's just won the first set.

t_fan
Jul 26th, 2004, 06:03 PM
gl, do you watch Vera on TV? How's she playing?

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 06:11 PM
6-4, 1-1
http://www.acuraclassic.org/sched-results/livescoring/3board-scoreMAIN.html

KV
Jul 26th, 2004, 06:11 PM
Hope you guys now agree with me that Vera has a very good hardcourt game. Honestly, I think that her hardcourt game is better than even her claycourt game. It's just that field on hardcourts is deeper than on clay.

Vera's position in YEC Race is better than her rankings. Meaning, that contrary to popular belief, her 2004 year is better than her 2003. Even if not by much. Though making Top 10 will be tough. The Top 10 players in YEC Race is a rock solid bunch -

1 Davenport 2773
2 Mauresmo 2444
3 HИnin-Hardenne 2321
4 Myskina 2163
5 VWilliams 1952
6 SWilliams 1887
7 Sharapova 1856
8 Kuznetsova 1765
9 Dementieva 1610
10 Capriati 1534

11 Zvonareva 1341

If there is one player whom Vera can push out of Top 10, It must be Capriati.I agree, on the HC's she played 3 setters vs. Davenport/Wiliams so far this year. Though her best surface would give the edge on indoor carpet.

t_fan
Jul 26th, 2004, 06:13 PM
6-4, 1-1
http://www.acuraclassic.org/sched-results/livescoring/3board-scoreMAIN.html
oops, Tennis channel starts its coverage on Thursday...

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 06:36 PM
Vera's best surface is red clay in the rain. I'm sure of that.

Vera just broke when down 5-3. Now Vera serves 6-4, 4-5.

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 06:40 PM
Vera was down 2-5, now Dechy serves 4-6, 5-5.

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 06:44 PM
Vera won 4 straight games. She serves for the match 6-4, 6-5.

KV
Jul 26th, 2004, 06:45 PM
Yess, Vera serving for the match

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 06:52 PM
Vera won 6-4, 7-6(5). She was broken at 6-5, but got through in 2 sets.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 26th, 2004, 06:54 PM
well done Vera :D :)
a good tough starter
but she did the job :)

KV
Jul 26th, 2004, 06:55 PM
Well done Vera :) Though I am sure N. Dechy would have stood a chance against AI or Suarez. Would have prefered Vera an easier draw and N. Dechy to play AI or Suarez in the first round.

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 06:57 PM
6-4, 7-6(5). Vera has to win the next one, so I can see her on tv.

12- Vera Zvonareva (RUS) vs. Nathalie Dechy (FRA)
Saori Obata (JPN) vs. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. Qualifier
7- Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) - bye

Nastyafan
Jul 26th, 2004, 07:22 PM
Congrats Vera :bounce: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#)
good fight, she came back from 3-5 in second set and in TB:yeah: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#)
too bad these 2 players I like have to play in early rounds too often lately:fiery: (http://www.wtaworld.com/misc.php?do=getsmilies&wysiwyg=1&forumid=34#)

deckham
Jul 26th, 2004, 07:37 PM
well done vera... you're a great player... i feel you should have beaten serena in the quarterfinals in L.A. so you are definitely a great talent! :bounce: Go Russian girls!!

ys
Jul 26th, 2004, 07:56 PM
Well done Vera. Every match counts. Every match is a step to LA and Top 10. Next match should not be as close.

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:16 PM
Every match counts here. This is a Tier I. Vera would like an Eastbourne rematch with Sveta.
It's exciting to think that Vera might be reaching her career best tennis now.
Keep your focus. On every point.

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 12:21 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040726/capt.cadp10207261925.carlsbad_cadp102.jpg Mon Jul 26, 3:28 PM EThttp://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/nws/p/ap120.gif (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/ap/brand/SIG=br2v03/*http://www.ap.org)
Vera Zvonareva of Russia hits a backhand shot during first round match against Nathalie Dechy of France at the Acura Tennis Classic at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. Monday, July 26, 2004

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 03:22 AM
Vera plays MASL. Keep focused. I want to see you play Sveta. Once a point is over, forget it.
Stay on top of her the whole match.

ys
Jul 27th, 2004, 03:25 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040726/capt.cadp10207261925.carlsbad_cadp102.jpg
Textbook illustration regarding "keep your eyes on the ball"..:)

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 04:19 AM
Vera has beaten MASL on clay and grass, 6-3, 6-0 at Eastbourne. It's a good matchup for Vera.
Keep doing what you're doing. And we'll have a classic on Thursday.

ys
Jul 27th, 2004, 04:21 AM
There is absolutely nothing MASL can hurt Vera with. Less power, less speed, less skills.

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 04:23 AM
Vera can't think that way. She has to try to play her best tennis ever.

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 09:19 AM
This is a good test for Vera, because she should try to win every point. It won't happen, but you should not give her anything.
The best players often are playing against themselves. As you improve, you're going to be a lot better than some of your opponents. You have to try to be the best that you can be. On every point.

t_fan
Jul 27th, 2004, 09:57 AM
Congratulations Vera! Glad she was able to bounce back from 2-5 deficit. Showed some good fighting spirit. Now win your next match! :)

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 03:07 PM
The 19-year-old Zvonareva came back from a 5-2 deficit in the second set to down Dechy, who had difficulty dealing with her opponent's searing pace.

``It was a really tough match,'' Zvonareva told reporters. ``The first round in a tournament is always tough to play.

``My game is improving, especially when you play lots of matches against the top players.''

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 04:55 PM
The 19-year-old Zvonareva gave six-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams all she could handle before losing in three sets in a quarterfinal at the JPMorgan Chase Open in Carson last week.

"We motivate each other to do better in the tournaments, but we're still good friends off court," Zvonareva said. "I think it's really important for us to be all together as top players, and we get a chance to practice with each other.

"We speak the same language, and we say, 'What can we do to help each other?' But still, it's a big competition."

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 07:40 PM
Vera held to start her match.

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 07:49 PM
Vera up 4-0.

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:11 PM
Vera 6-0.

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:31 PM
Vera serving 6-0, 5-1.

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:36 PM
6-0, 5-2. Vera was broken at 5-1.

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:43 PM
6-0, 6-3. Next match is tougher, Sveta or Hantuchova.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:43 PM
Vera nearly choked away
after alot of MP's she won 60 63

KV
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:45 PM
As expected comfortable win. Vera could have won easier. Very good display

Nastyafan
Jul 27th, 2004, 08:53 PM
Well done Vera:bounce: :yeah:
like Nastya little problems to close the match but at least she didn't blow the whole advantage

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 09:15 PM
Vera is into the third round, and she doesn't play singles on Wednesday.
This next match is why you play the game.

t_fan
Jul 28th, 2004, 02:09 AM
Good job Vera! :yeah:
You can (and should) win your next match!

Daniel
Jul 28th, 2004, 07:25 AM
Good luck!!! :kiss:

ghosts
Jul 28th, 2004, 07:54 AM
well done :yeah:

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:43 PM
Hi There,

Vera is using the laptop next to me!

I told her about this thread and she said she reads it sometimes.

She's still next to me.

Stephieva
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:45 PM
Oh! Plz tell Vera...She was playing damn great against Serena last week.
And hope she will get to top-10 soon.

MashaFan - have you seen LenaD using a laptop?

AKTW
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:46 PM
Hi There,

Vera is using the laptop next to me!

I told her about this thread and she said she reads it sometimes.

She's still next to me.
Can we ask Vera to post here? LOL

Hi Vera! :wavey:

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:48 PM
Hi There,

Vera is using the laptop next to me!

I told her about this thread and she said she reads it sometimes.

She's still next to me.
Tell Vera to please take a look at Sveta's match. She has business tomorrow.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:48 PM
She's studying the laptop right now - sort of interested in getting it because she said to a Sony (the company that provide 3 laptops for the Acura) officer that she's got to travel a lot. And the officer said to Vera that she was very good about computer things and "You should come to work with us".

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:50 PM
From Vera Zvonareva
Hey guys!!! How are u all doing??? I'm sitting here, searching something on the web!!! But going to warm up soon, cause have to play doubles today :)

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:51 PM
The above post is from Vera - that's very nice of her!!

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:52 PM
Hi Vera! Good luck in doubles. I'll be watching tomorrow. Kick some tail.

AKTW
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:52 PM
Good luck Bepa! :)

Sharap0va
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:52 PM
Hold on. I have Anna Kournikova sitting next to me. She'll respond shortly.

Stephieva
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:52 PM
:lol:
Vera...:wavey:
I'm a big LenaD's fan but I also like you. :hearts:
Plz win more here so you can be in the top-10.
and good luck in your matches today!!! :kiss:

Sharap0va
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:53 PM
Hey guys!! I promise I'll play tennis again in 2018!! Hugs and kisses!!

AKTW
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:53 PM
The above post is from Vera - that's very nice of her!!
Sure!
Thank you.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:54 PM
Hold on. I have Anna Kournikova sitting next to me. She'll respond shortly.
I'm not going to talk to you - simply no time!!

Sharap0va
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:54 PM
The above post is from Anna - she is so nice.

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:55 PM
Vera, we'll always be rooting for you. We have faith in you.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:56 PM
Vera's still here and I told her you guys said Hello and a person don't believe that she wrote that and I said to her: I don't care about him/her!

Sharap0va
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:57 PM
Anna's still here and I told her you guys said Hello and a person don't believe that she wrote that and I said to her: What a poopyface! Anna giggled.

Stephieva
Jul 28th, 2004, 06:58 PM
MashaFan - I believe you. :)
Plz tell Vera...I like the way she throws her racquet. :lol:

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 08:24 PM
Is Sharap0va = -Lina -?

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 08:25 PM
Is Sharap0va = -Lina -?
Do you have to ask?

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 08:30 PM
Do you have to ask?
I take that for a "Yes".

Thanks.

KV
Jul 28th, 2004, 08:51 PM
Some good news but don't count your chickens yet. Marion Bartoli leads Paola Suarez 6-3 4-0.

KV
Jul 28th, 2004, 09:06 PM
Fantastic news Vera's closing the gap on Suarez. Suarez lost and for a change she didn't have the luck on her side. :bounce: :bounce:

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 28th, 2004, 09:31 PM
Suarez lost and for a change she didn't have the luck on her side.
No wonder: She was sitting with her coach after the match on the nearby court.

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 09:49 PM
Vera and Lena L. are on the court.

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:14 PM
Vera/Lena L. serving 5-3.

vaiva
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:22 PM
Excellent win VerunChick [in singles] :hearts:

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:46 PM
Vera/Lena L. up 6-3, 4-4. THe winner plays Nastya/Lena D.

-Em-
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:51 PM
Nice win! it's a shame that they have to face Lena and Nastya that early...:rolleyes:

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 11:16 PM
6-3, 6-4. I'm hoping Vera and Sveta both play great tennis tomorrow.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 12:57 AM
Vera-Sveta is not on Center Court. So I can only see the winner in the quarters.
Well, I saw the Eastbourne semi.
Good luck to both of you. Just keep improving. The very top is not far away.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:07 AM
Vera has won 8 out of 10 with losses to Serena and Lindsay. She's in career form now.

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:09 AM
Sveta is sitting next to me! She says she's going to kick Vera's tush.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:11 AM
Tell Sveta hello!

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:12 AM
Sveta says this board smells, and left. :(

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:14 AM
Ask Sveta if she reads Russian Roulette.

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:16 AM
Ok. Asked her.

She says she comes here everyday with Lena L., and they think Russian Roulette is filled with stupid posters, except one person.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:19 AM
Well, I can hope that it's me, but it's probably azza.

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:21 AM
We'll never know.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:24 AM
Good. Then I can hope it's me.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:43 AM
"I remember when Vera and I played the Sunshine Cup together and she said I hope we are both are the top someday," Kuzy said. "Now we are close. I am happy for her to, but we will fight for every ball."

saab95
Jul 29th, 2004, 12:05 PM
VerunChick, good luck!

Hope, you don't think about last 2 matches vs Sveta but how to win today's only!

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 01:56 PM
In the third round, Kuznetsova must go against her countrywoman and friend, Vera Zvonareva.
"I'm pretty sure that when we go off the court, we will still be friends," said Kuznetsova. "The winner is going to be the one (who) plays better."

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 02:16 PM
Kuznetsova, who's still sitting next to me, says "The winner is going to win more points in the match."

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 02:17 PM
Are you in the player's lounge?

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 02:19 PM
It's 7:20am here in San Diego. I sleep with ALL the players. Assume what you will.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 03:09 PM
Vera has about 500 points to defend in 2004. So every win is important, to reach the top 10.

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 03:15 PM
Vera has about 500 points to defend in 2004. So every win is important, to reach the top 10.
The bigger problem is the people fighting with Vera for Top 10.

Venus & Serena have 0 to defend for the rest of the year.
Kuznetsova has basically nothing after her 3rd round US Open comes off.

Sveta is the only Top 12 player that Vera has a realistic shot of catching this year.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 03:23 PM
This is 2004 points, and # of tournaments played -
1 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA
2875.00 11
2 MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA
2444.00 9
3 HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE BEL
2321.00 7
4 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS
2163.00 9
5 WILLIAMS, VENUS USA
1952.00 11
6 WILLIAMS, SERENA USA
1887.00 7
7 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS
1856.00 10
8 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS
1765.00 14
9 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS
1610.00 12
10 CAPRIATI, JENNIFER USA
1534.00 8
11 ZVONAREVA, VERA RUS
1341.00 15


Vera can finish 2004 in the top 10. If she continues her current play.

ys
Jul 29th, 2004, 03:37 PM
Venus playing the third biggest number of tournaments in Top 10.. :eek: Weird times..

Vera can catch pretty much everyone below Top 6.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 03:44 PM
This is 2004 points, and # of tournaments played -
1 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA
2875.00 11
2 MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA
2444.00 9
3 HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE BEL
2321.00 7
4 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS
2163.00 9
5 WILLIAMS, VENUS USA
1952.00 11
6 WILLIAMS, SERENA USA
1887.00 7
7 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS
1856.00 10
8 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS
1765.00 14
9 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS
1610.00 12
10 CAPRIATI, JENNIFER USA
1534.00 8
11 ZVONAREVA, VERA RUS
1341.00 15


Vera can finish 2004 in the top 10. If she continues her current play.
I think Vera will make the top 10.

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:06 PM
The race standings are not the best way to judge true rankings.

Vera already has 15 tournaments towards her record, and can only add 2 more.

Vera has no 1 point tournaments to her record in 2004... so, she'll have to go deep into tournaments to be gaining any points.

This year, with all the injuries, it's very possible that Vera may make LA... but not be in the Top 10.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Tell Sveta hello!
I did see Sveta before the K-lina match while she was walking pass the Center Court on her way to practice. I said to her: You played well this morning, pozdravliayu. And she said: Spassibo.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:45 PM
That's good. They enjoy speaking Russian when in the U.S.

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 05:07 PM
That's funny...

I'm sitting next to Sveta, and I asked her...

What about MaSharapovaFan? And she said: I'm don't care about him/her!

vaiva
Jul 29th, 2004, 06:41 PM
Keep going, VerunChick! :kiss:

Leads Svetik 6-2

KV
Jul 29th, 2004, 06:42 PM
Vera Z. won the first set against Sveta 6-2. Will we have another 3 setter as usual, if it happens put my money on Vera Z. to win.

KV
Jul 29th, 2004, 06:45 PM
Vera vs. Sveta 6-2 0-1

vaiva
Jul 29th, 2004, 06:50 PM
I say VerunChick will win in 2. It'll be good for both of them.

t_fan
Jul 29th, 2004, 06:51 PM
Vera had 3 bps, at 1-1 2nd set.
wasted them all :(
6-2, *1-2

bubble
Jul 29th, 2004, 06:55 PM
My Paw is on Vera to win too..

Vamos vera.:)
Just one more set to go

KV
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:02 PM
Vera leads 6-2 4-2 Looks like a straight set win for Vera.

Stephieva
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:03 PM
We are Vera's lucky charm. :lol:
But Sveta :crying2:

KV
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:05 PM
4-2 deuce on Sveta's serve

bubble
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:06 PM
what did Vera eat for breakfast today..?
She is aiming for a convincing win over Sveta....

KV
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:06 PM
Vera leads 6-2 *4-3

vaiva
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:14 PM
IAWP, Verunchik 6-2 6-3. Eggcellent! :hearts:

KV
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:14 PM
Vera won 6-2 6-3 Very impressive one of her best ever matches. She's better than ever

t_fan
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:16 PM
Congrats Vera! :bounce: An easy win. gl, did you watch this match? How did she play?

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:18 PM
Wow. Very nice win.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:19 PM
well done Vera :D :)
closing in on top 10 ;)
one more win will do it ;)

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:27 PM
I knew the way Vera played against Serena, that she would beat most top players.
I'm not surprised at this result. That's the way to do it. Be relentless.

vaiva
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:28 PM
Which means she'll lose. VerunChick hates top 10 :mad:

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:31 PM
She probably plays Serena, unless Bovina beats her.

bubble
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:33 PM
Which means she'll lose. VerunChick hates top 10 :mad:
Yeah, top 10 seems to be a jinx for Vera everytime she is close

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:45 PM
Tell Vera to please take a look at Sveta's match. She has business tomorrow.
goldenlox, Vera did read your post yesterday and she smiled after reading it.

ys
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:48 PM
goldenlox, Vera did read your post yesterday and she smiled after reading it.
Which post?

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:52 PM
The post that was quoted above.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:26 PM
That's good. I knew Vera would be ready to play. I'll watch Vera's next match.
And I can't wait.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:28 PM
That's good.
But I think Vera didn't watch Sveta play - she went to practice for a very long time.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:51 PM
I meant it as humor. Vera knows Sveta's game very well. Watching a few points won't matter.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:55 PM
I meant it as humor. Vera knows Sveta's game very well...
No wonder she smiled!

KV
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:13 PM
Let's wait and see. If Serena Wiliams produces the same kind of tennis as in her previous match, she'll struggle against Bovina. Vera will probably play Serena Wiliams. But it would be great if Bovina can manage the upset, Vera and Lena B know each other the longest as top 20 players. Both started to play at the same club called Chaika.

-Em-
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:37 PM
nice win from vera. can't say i'm really happy, becoz she ousted another fave of mine...yeah, but you're never particulary content, when two players you like very much play against each other...
best wishes in the next rounds:D

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:58 PM
Vera/Lena L. beat Nastya/Lena D. 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
Vera probably plays Serena tomorrow. A very tough match, but one of these times, Vera will break through.
Maybe tomorrow.

Sharap0va
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:01 AM
Vera/Lena L. beat Nastya/Lena D. 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.
Vera probably plays Serena tomorrow. A very tough match, but one of these times, Vera will break through.
Maybe tomorrow.
GL is against me too.

Oh well.

ys
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:03 AM
First Top 10 scalp of the year for Verun-Chick today. She won't get the second tomorrow. :sad:

vaiva
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:07 AM
GL is against me too.

Oh well.

We are all against you. Deal with it. And come love us as we all do you.

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:08 AM
I want Vera-Lena. But I don't expect it.

Gowza
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:26 AM
well done vera!

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:39 AM
Vera has won 9 of 11, only Lindsay and Serena have beaten her. Vera gets better and better.
A great way to head toward the US Open. But Vera belongs in Athens.

vaiva
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:42 AM
Over Nadia atm, definitely :mad:

Go show them all, girl!

Sharap0va
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:45 AM
I'd rather have Nadia in Cincinnati, than Vera.

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:12 AM
Vera plays Serena. The way Vera is playing, she's going to reach the best players in the draw.
At the Tier I, the best players are there. Vera should play the way she's been playing.
Improving is a part of becoming the best you can be. And Vera is improving right now.

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:26 AM
"I played really well today," said Zvonareva, who lost in three sets to Williams in Carson.

"I was pretty offensive. I'm looking forward to another good match against Serena," she told reporters

*hingis_forever*
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:28 AM
I have a gut feeling that Vera will win tomorrow! She's serving well, hitting lots of winners, few UE's, and is closing out matches with ease! Even her match against Kuznetsova she closed out easily!

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2004, 05:30 AM
I know Serena is tough, but Vera is getting closer and closer to the top.
Vera will make a break through. Maybe tomorrow. I know it's coming.

-Em-
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:01 AM
Vera has to believe in herself. She'll be playing against serena not on the court only, but also in her head. As long as she believes in her play, she might win this. Besides every1 knows that serena hasn't been playing her best lately, which is a great chance for vera. but again, even if williams ain't playing her best, she's still a very dangerous opponent.
she really need this win. hope it's gonna happen :D

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2004, 10:04 AM
Vera, you should buy your own computer. And a car. It's good to have both. And a buy a big flat screen tv.
They are great too.

ghosts
Jul 30th, 2004, 10:33 AM
c'mon beat her this time :devil:

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:47 PM
http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/sandiego/f_09.jpg http://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/space.gifhttp://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/photogallery_mainimage_bottom.jpg©Melinda Phillips
San Diego: Vera Zvonareva is interviewed by the Tennis Channel after posing for the first issue of Glamour Magazine's first Russian issue.

TartarVicario
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:49 PM
Good luck today Bepa :D

Even if I didn't see her match yesterday,I'm sure her game is definitely in TOP 10 right now.She didn't get broke all the match.Davai Vera :kiss:

Sharap0va
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:50 PM
Wow, hottie.

I know a certain few Bepa fans that will blow a load now.

TartarVicario
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:56 PM
I prefer Rena ;) but I hope Vera will do it today.She was so close many times :)

*hingis_forever*
Jul 30th, 2004, 02:04 PM
I really hope Vera can get her ranking inside the top 10 soon because there aren't 10 better players than her right now and I don't think it's fair!

Sharap0va
Jul 30th, 2004, 02:13 PM
Sprem is better than Vera. She's not ranked ahead of Vera. It's not fair.

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2004, 02:19 PM
I think Vera is improving. I'm looking forward to Vera's match. 4PM Eastern.

Epigone
Jul 30th, 2004, 03:58 PM
OMG, I'm travelling around Europe and Russia :worship: for a few weeks, meaning limited access to the internet, and Bepa suddenly explodes into some great form :yippee:.

It's such a shame that I can't be here all the time to celebrate Bepa's success :sad:, but I'm happy to see that lots of people are behind her.

The win against Sveta must be a huge relief for Bepa, as it's her first win against a higher-ranked opponent since Toronto last year. She now needs to go on the offensive against Serena because Bepa is mos def one of the biggest hitters on tour, and when she is switched on, she can paint the lines almost effortlessly.

I want Bepa to silence all of the haters who think that she will never fulfil her potential because of her head. Bepa is the real deal, and although her progress has slowed, she has been playing consistent tennis. Bepa will cause some big upsets this hardcourt season, and I share ys' optimism about her chances at the US Open.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Udachi Bepa!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2004, 04:19 PM
Vera will be aggressive today -

"I played really well today," said Zvonareva, who lost in three sets to Williams in Carson.
"I was pretty offensive. I'm looking forward to another good match against Serena," she told reporters