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daniela86
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:18 PM
Bepa will bounce back in doubles, so Nastya has nothing to worry about :)

In fact, her doubles results are often better when she has a bad loss in singles :o
i agree, that's the postive side of her dreadful losses :p Too bad, it's only her 2nd tournament in double this year.I am sure she would have won a tournament this year, if she had played more.

Bepa would have to be hospitalised before even considering letting her partner down, unlike some other players
Exactly, Bepa is very loyal and i have the impression that she tries to play at 200% in doubles, she wants to win for her and also for her double partner.When she is not feeling good, she tries to forget it because she doesn't want her partner to lose because of her.I like this kind of behaviour :yeah: and i'm very happy Nastya and Bepa won yesterday.
A good double tournament would cheer her up a little :p Go Nastya and bepa!!!

About single, it's really awful. :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: Except Memphis, Bepa lost against lower player than her in every tourney:sad: Right now, she doesn't deserve a place in top 20 :bigcry:but that's life and in everybody's carreer there have been a slump.Now it's Bepa turn and i really hope it will be over very soon. Bepa must forget this loss,start anew this season and practise, practise, practise and practise before starting clay season:) I think Bepa is definitly an excellent clay player, she can beat anyone on clay if she is really motived so i'm hopefull.

It's now 8:25am, and I've had enough of stressing over a scoreboard on the computer

:eek: :eek: you stayed that long yesterday :eek: i were right to vote for you in "most dedicated fan" last year:yeah: :woohoo: you're definitly the biggest Bepa fan in the whole word! :)

daniela86
Mar 26th, 2005, 05:32 PM
About GM messages, people will always be there to criticize players :( and laugh at their awful losses:bigcry: :bigcry:. When Bepa does something good, there are not as many persons to clap her as there is people who criticize her when she loses. So unfair :sobbing: Fortunatly, Bepa will never read some hard messages.

rrfnpump
Mar 26th, 2005, 06:51 PM
Yeah, there are so many people who attack Bepa in an unacceptable way :crying2::mad: I mean, the thing with the crying is now really overdone! It is not funny any more!

But I feel well here along great Bepa fans :hug:;)

goldenlox
Mar 26th, 2005, 06:54 PM
Nothing wrong with a good cry :bigcry: :bigcry:
Then it's back to work :tennis:

pav
Mar 26th, 2005, 07:07 PM
I would never make fun of Bepa's crying!:o :tape:

Epigone
Mar 26th, 2005, 07:16 PM
I would never make fun of Bepa's crying!:o :tape:Sometimes laughter is the best medicine...

Must resist laughing at avatar...but can't :lol: :o

rrfnpump
Mar 26th, 2005, 07:16 PM
I was also a cry-baby on court when I was young ;)

When winning first set 6-4 I had a complete meltdown and was down 6-4 0-6 2-5. I cried a lot during the third set, but I won the match after saving one match point 7-6 in the deciding tie-breaker :D

So crying on court actually helps (;)), but I dont cry any more :lol:

pav
Mar 26th, 2005, 07:22 PM
Sometimes laughter is the best medicine...

Must resist laughing at avatar...but can't :lol: :o

Yes I think We should poke a bit of fun at Our favourite Player, not like certain fans Who give it to everyone elses Favs. and squeal like a stuck pig when anyone says a word about Theirs, even Bepa is quoted as saying She dislikes People without a sense of humour! but it is right She does seem to have a big target on Her in GM :fiery:
I love the Nastya/Bepa caption in GM by Viggen!

goldenlox
Mar 26th, 2005, 07:48 PM
I saw 4 pics of Vera on Getty. She was wearing white and yellow.

Derek.
Mar 26th, 2005, 11:18 PM
I saw this match live as I was in Miami. Bepa looked to be in control after the 1st set and then all the sudden NLV starts to play so much better and Bepa seemed to be in shock. :eek: NLV was hitting winners like mad. Bepa got an unsportsman-like conduct warning for smashing a ball into the air. She also got a coaching violation because someone in the crowd was telling her what to do. I'm not sure if she knew him, but it wasn't her coach. The violation ended up helping Vera lose a game. Bepa went up to the guy who told her what to do and it sounded like she yelled "F*** YOU!!" to him. IMO, Bepa didn't lose this match.. NLV won it with great tennis.

Epigone
Mar 27th, 2005, 05:00 AM
Thanks for the report :)

Bepa got an unsportsman-like conduct warning for smashing a ball into the air.At least it wasn't for racquet abuse this time :o

She also got a coaching violation because someone in the crowd was telling her what to do. I'm not sure if she knew him, but it wasn't her coach.I was nowhere near Miami :angel:

The violation ended up helping Vera lose a game. Bepa went up to the guy who told her what to do and it sounded like she yelled "F*** YOU!!" to him.Lex should have found that guy, and given him a beatdown :fiery:

Any idea about in what way she was sick?

Epigone
Mar 27th, 2005, 08:15 AM
Я верю тебе Вера!!! :hug:

Mirage
Mar 27th, 2005, 12:41 PM
Good Luck Vera I am a new fan of her and I wish her luck. It will be great to see her in the top 10 again

nick_chicane
Mar 27th, 2005, 03:04 PM
Bepa went up to the guy who told her what to do and it sounded like she yelled "F*** YOU!!" to him.

I dont really think you can blame one person for her losing the game, if shes professional enough, she should have been able to shut out comments from the crowd!! I doubt she would have said F YOU to him either, im sure thats quite a severe offense in the tennis world if a player does that to a spectator!! :lol:

Derek.
Mar 27th, 2005, 03:09 PM
I dont really think you can blame one person for her losing the game, if shes professional enough, she should have been able to shut out comments from the crowd!! I doubt she would have said F YOU to him either, im sure thats quite a severe offense in the tennis world if a player does that to a spectator!! :lol:

It cost her the game because she had 40-30 on her serve and then violation was a 1 point consequence so it was deuce and then that violation kinda shook Vera.

Derek.
Mar 27th, 2005, 03:14 PM
Thanks for the report :)

At least it wasn't for racquet abuse this time :o

I was nowhere near Miami :angel:

Lex should have found that guy, and given him a beatdown :fiery:

Any idea about in what way she was sick?

Nope, I had no idea she was sick until I read it in this forum. If she was sick then maybe that would explain her collapse. :shrug:

Epigone
Mar 27th, 2005, 03:14 PM
I doubt she would have said F YOU to him either, im sure thats quite a severe offense in the tennis world if a player does that to a spectator!! :lol:I heard that Bepa threw water at a spectator in WTT, and she also got mad at a spectator in Philadelphia last year.

What a :o topic on which to bring up 6000 posts

andrewbroad
Mar 27th, 2005, 05:05 PM
I asked the poster Kutuzova who went to the tournament on Thursday about the practice session between Bepa and Daniela

Bepa and Daniela practised together? :hearts: :hearts:

Still waiting for their first-ever singles match...

Zvonareva would take advantage sometimes just because she has more pace off the ground.

Powerful you have become, Bepa. The Dark Side I sense in you. ;)

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Derek.
Mar 27th, 2005, 05:13 PM
Yep, I saw Danka and Bepa practice too. It was interesting. ;)

Epigone
Mar 27th, 2005, 05:14 PM
Bepa and Daniela practised together? :hearts: :hearts:

Still waiting for their first-ever singles match...Bepa was two points away from making the Eastbourne final, where she would have faced Daniela.

andrewbroad
Mar 27th, 2005, 05:14 PM
She also got a coaching violation because someone in the crowd was telling her what to do. I'm not sure if she knew him, but it wasn't her coach. The violation ended up helping Vera lose a game.

I've always thought that the anti-coaching rule could be abused in this way, but this is the first time I've actually heard about such an occurrence. How is the umpire supposed to know whether Bepa planted a secret coach in the crowd, or if it was actually someone trying to get Bepa into trouble and cause her to lose?

How much simpler it would be if they just allowed the players to bring their coaches onto court with them like in Fed/Davis Cup. It would put an end to the covert coaching that goes on all the time, and we might see a higher standard of tennis, too. Not very fair on the players who don't have coaches, though.

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andrewbroad
Mar 27th, 2005, 05:20 PM
Bepa was two points away from making the Eastbourne final, where she would have faced Daniela.

I know - what a mouthwatering match that would have been, and the BBC would have televised it, too! :) But potato-faced Kuznetsova thwarted them both after they served for the match in the second set. :fiery:

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Derek.
Mar 27th, 2005, 05:21 PM
Coaching would make matches more interesting. You probably wouldn't see many 6-0 and 6-1 scorelines, unless the players were on totally different levels. ;)

Epigone
Mar 27th, 2005, 05:29 PM
I have mixed feelings about allowing coaching.

I'm just worried that it would negate the skill of being able to formulate a new gameplan if the original one is failing.

Bepa is good at doing this, and I think it gives her an edge over players who just play one way for the whole match.

pav
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:23 PM
Problem with Bepa formulating a new gameplan is She sometimes chooses gameplan Z which consists of the following in any order -- racquet smashing, self abuse, foot whacking, eyerolling and a bit of moisturising thrown in for good measure, and She is now trialing a new addition, spectator swearing! but seriously She it is one of the things to admire about Her is Her ability to change Her way of playing during a match :)

Daniel
Mar 28th, 2005, 03:42 AM
I heard that Bepa threw water at a spectator in WTT, and she also got mad at a spectator in Philadelphia last year.

What a :o topic on which to bring up 6000 posts
i just like her so much :p

she has some bad temper eh :o

Epigone
Mar 28th, 2005, 04:00 AM
i just like her so much :p

she has some bad temper eh :oI don't think that Bepa's temper is as bad as Bychkova's :cool: , but she can certainly get worked up :o

Epigone
Mar 28th, 2005, 06:55 AM
Court 1: 11:00 AM Start
Lisa Raymond (USA) Rennae Stubbs (AUS) [5] vs. Alina Jidkova (RUS) Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR) LL
Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) [1] vs. Karolina Sprem (CRO) [16]
Kim Clijsters (BEL) vs. Anastasia Myskina (RUS) [5]
Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) Vincent Spadea (USA) vs. Ashley Fisher (AUS) Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
Janet Lee (TPE) Silvija Talaja (CRO) vs. Anastasia Myskina (RUS) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) [6]

Please give me something to cheer about ;)

pav
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:19 AM
Yes,only happy news tomorrow, no sob stories! :bounce:

Epigone
Mar 28th, 2005, 09:35 AM
pav, that's a great new avatar :worship:.
You've obviously been busy in the art studio :D

However, as team leader :angel:, I think that Bepa should be in front :p

_LuCaS_
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:43 AM
:D pav, good job
Epigone :p, like TBE said "let's all get behind the coolest Russian of all" :angel:

goldenlox
Mar 28th, 2005, 02:48 PM
Anastasia has a big match with Kim today, so Vera has to bring a lot of energy to this doubles match.

Epigone
Mar 28th, 2005, 03:00 PM
Anastasia has a big match with Kim today, so Vera has to bring a lot of energy to this doubles match.Bepa always turns up to play doubles. She is the driving force behind this team.

goldenlox
Mar 28th, 2005, 05:49 PM
It's raining, so they may not play this doubles match today.

pav
Mar 28th, 2005, 06:59 PM
pav, that's a great new avatar :worship:.
You've obviously been busy in the art studio :D

However, as team leader :angel:, I think that Bepa should be in front :p
I think You are right, Captain Bepa may be needing all Her tact and leadership later if things don't go well for the vice captain today (if it dosen't rain)that might be why She is behind to give Nastya a shove !:)

nick_chicane
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:22 PM
It cost her the game because she had 40-30 on her serve and then violation was a 1 point consequence so it was deuce and then that violation kinda shook Vera.

Yeah, but it was Bepa's own fault for getting herself into the sticky situation to start with!! One point shouldnt have really mattered against an opinion outside the top 70!!

nick_chicane
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:24 PM
I heard that Bepa threw water at a spectator in WTT, and she also got mad at a spectator in Philadelphia last year.

What a :o topic on which to bring up 6000 posts

:lol: I know i wouldnt want to cross her, i bet she'd make a very bosey wife!! :lol:

goldenlox
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:24 PM
The rain went away after about a half hour, so they should play it today.
Anastasia is trying to force a third set, so she'll be tired.

Epigone
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:10 PM
I think You are right, Captain Bepa may be needing all Her tact and leadership later if things don't go well for the vice captain today (if it dosen't rain)that might be why She is behind to give Nastya a shove !:)After Nastya's bad loss, Bepa has taken charge. :cool:
She and Nastya have won the 1st set of their doubles match 6-3

They led *2-0, but were then broken :o

After that, it was pretty smooth sailing :)

Epigone
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:45 PM
Bepa and Nastya won 6-3 6-4 :bigclap:

As per usual, they were broken when serving for the match at 5-2, despite holding two match points :o

Epigone
Mar 28th, 2005, 11:53 PM
Here's some good news :D

Zvonareva among the stars

Last year semifinalist of J&S Cup will take part in 2005 edition too. The Russian player Vera Zvonareva signed in after the deadline, but as a Golden Exempt list player she was the first alternate in case of other player's withdrawal. Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and Montenegro decided to withdraw from the tournament without the medical reasons right before the deadline (midnight 21st March). Jankovic - a player, ranked 20th WTA, was replaced by Zvonareva, ranked 11th. It means that another star was added to 2005 J&S Cup cast!Ola, if you need money to bribe your mother into letting you go, just ask me ;)

daniela86
Mar 29th, 2005, 01:56 PM
I don't think that Bepa's temper is as bad as Bychkova's :cool: , but she can certainly get worked up :o
i have never seen bychkova playing but i also read somewhere that she is used to yelling, throwing her racquets,crying and arguing with the empire during her matches:p Bepa seems cold blooded in comparison with her:p :)
But me like these emotive personnalities :yeah: :) :D
Good luck Bepa and Nastya in QF! :kiss: You can win, come onnnnn!!! :kiss:

rrfnpump
Mar 29th, 2005, 02:08 PM
I think Bepa/Nastya can win their QF (probably against Molik/Kuznetsova), because Molik is struggling a bit and Svetlana is just a joke :o

Davai Bepa/Nastya :hearts:

Epigone
Mar 29th, 2005, 02:17 PM
They lost to Alicia and Sveta at the AO, but I don't think that Alicia and Sveta are playing that well at the moment. They had to save matchpoints in their last match, while Bepa and Nastya won comfortably.

If that is the QF matchup, it should be very interesting

goldenlox
Mar 29th, 2005, 03:38 PM
Vera is in the top 10 next week. With Jen having health problems, Vera and Nadia will be competing for that spot.
But Kim and Justine, who are both ranked in the 30's, will be closing in.

Epigone
Mar 29th, 2005, 03:55 PM
Bepa can't worry about her ranking at the moment.

All that matters is that she plays well and wins matches.

The rankings will take care of themselves.

goldenlox
Mar 29th, 2005, 03:58 PM
There's plenty of time until Vera plays singles again.
I might reccommend a few books for her, to pass the time.

Epigone
Mar 29th, 2005, 04:08 PM
There's plenty of time until Vera plays singles again.She will play Amelia Island, despite not being on the acceptance list for some reason :scratch:

I might reccommend a few books for her, to pass the time.I suggest that she reads Морфий by Bulgakov, although she has probably read it already. What would you recommend? :)

goldenlox
Mar 29th, 2005, 04:14 PM
I'm reading - How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
By Dale Carnegie.
Strange title, but he interviews successful people, and some handicapped people, and asks them how they get past everyday stress, and enjoy their lives.
It's a good read.

Epigone
Mar 29th, 2005, 04:24 PM
I'm reading - How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
By Dale Carnegie.I imagine you as someone who is in complete control of her life.
Why do you need to be reading a book like that?

Bepa, on the other hand, could well do with a book like that. She needs to learn about stress-free living :D

goldenlox
Mar 29th, 2005, 04:31 PM
I believe in positive thinking.
I find books like this make me feel great, and give me a better idea of how adults handle difficult situations.
I've been lucky to avoid bad stuff in my life.
But if I had a real health problem, or if a close relative had, I want to know how adults deal with hard times.

pav
Mar 29th, 2005, 06:17 PM
I read a book once titled 'Tulmult at the Gate'much of which was about Peter the Great, I wouldn't want Bepa to be influenced by His temper,not recommended reading for Her!

Epigone
Mar 30th, 2005, 08:41 AM
Grandstand: 11:00 AM Start
Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) Paola Suarez (ARG) [1] vs. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) Ma. Emilia Salerni (ARG) WC
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) Alicia Molik (AUS) [3] vs. Anastasia Myskina (RUS) Vera Zvonareva (RUS) [6]
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) Max Mirnyi (BLR) [3] vs. Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) Todd Woodbridge (AUS) [5]

It's time to get revenge :cool:

Foot's Fingers
Mar 30th, 2005, 10:08 AM
Really wants vera/nastya to win this match
and title as well
they both need it

goldenlox
Mar 30th, 2005, 02:43 PM
Tough draw. Vera/Nastya have to beat the AO winners to make the semifinal.

_LuCaS_
Mar 30th, 2005, 04:01 PM
Or Sveta/Alicia have to beat the Fed Cup champions to make the semifinal :p

goldenlox
Mar 30th, 2005, 04:04 PM
Tough draws for everybody :D

Epigone
Mar 30th, 2005, 05:29 PM
Tough draws for everybody :DThe match has started, and Bepa and Nastya have 3 BP chances in the opening game.

If they serve well, I think they will win :cool:

Epigone
Mar 30th, 2005, 06:01 PM
Bepa and Nastya took the 1st set 6-4 :clap2:

They lead *3-0 and *5-2, but decided to be drama queens :D

Their 1st set stats were very nice :)

goldenlox
Mar 30th, 2005, 06:21 PM
Now it's 6-4, 2-5.

Epigone
Mar 30th, 2005, 06:26 PM
They lost the 2nd set 3-6 :sad:

Their 1st serve percentage dropped from 75% in the 1st set to 47% in the 2nd :o

Time to kick some tail in the 3rd :D

Epigone
Mar 30th, 2005, 07:12 PM
Bepa and Nastya lost 6-4 3-6 5-7 :bigcry:

They were broken after being up *30-15 in the 11th game of the 3rd

pav, I need you to get that industrial-size can of whoop ass from the shed in the back paddock :devil:

goldenlox
Mar 30th, 2005, 07:13 PM
Now Vera should practice on clay.
She's back in the top 10, and she should try and stay there.

Epigone
Mar 30th, 2005, 07:19 PM
My Dirtball Demon will be a terror on clay :bowdown:

daniela86
Mar 30th, 2005, 07:47 PM
I had a terrible day and i wanted them to win so badly to cheer me up :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: They served pretty well in the beginning of 3rd set with 2 easy games won on their serve:sobbing: but i suppose that alicia/sveta were too strong for them. At least it was a good fight and Nastya/Bepa won more games than in Australia.
Good luck for the clay season Bepa! :rocker: You have one month to practise and work hard to come back stronger than ever on your fave surface and kick everybody's arses:p :devil: UDACHI BEPA!!!!!

pav
Mar 31st, 2005, 05:48 AM
They have been suitably disciplined!:mad: :fiery:

rrfnpump
Mar 31st, 2005, 06:07 AM
soooo close :bigcry::sobbing:

_LuCaS_
Mar 31st, 2005, 06:31 AM
pav I see you like drawing ;)

Shoulderpova
Mar 31st, 2005, 07:02 AM
:sobbing:

goldenlox
Mar 31st, 2005, 02:35 PM
Vera being in the top 10 means 5 Russians in the top 10 next week.
But having 5 Russians in the YEC singles draw will be tougher this year.

Epigone
Mar 31st, 2005, 02:51 PM
But having 5 Russians in the YEC singles draw will be tougher this year.At least Bepa will have a proper off-season at the end of this year, and will then start next year firing on all cylinders.

goldenlox
Mar 31st, 2005, 02:55 PM
She can still make the YEC.
But she has to beat everyone ranked below her, or most of them.

Epigone
Mar 31st, 2005, 02:57 PM
She can still make the YEC.
But she has to beat everyone ranked below her, or most of them.I don't want her making the YEC, unless she does it by winning a Slam or two :D

Playing 25 tournaments this year would be crazy :cuckoo:

goldenlox
Mar 31st, 2005, 03:06 PM
Winning a major will do it. So will consistent, good results. Like Lena D.

Epigone
Mar 31st, 2005, 03:20 PM
Winning a major will do it. So will consistent, good results. Like Lena D.I don't want Bepa overexerting herself, as that can lead to sickness and injury. She needs a smart schedule.

Playing on clay is good because it puts less strain on the body. Now is the time to get some really good results :)

goldenlox
Mar 31st, 2005, 03:43 PM
The clay means longer points. It's easier than hardcourts in some ways, and more grueling in other ways.
These U.S. tournaments, from Miami on, are near each other. No long flights with jet lag.
That's a positive. Vera and Anastasia, and Vera D., all skipped IW. That should be a positive this spring.

Epigone
Mar 31st, 2005, 04:14 PM
That's a positive. Vera and Anastasia, and Vera D., all skipped IW. That should be a positive this spring.Possibly, but not in terms of her ranking.

Bepa got one point from these two Tier I tournaments.
She would have been looking to improve on her points tally from last year.

goldenlox
Mar 31st, 2005, 04:19 PM
If Vera doesn't win matches, there are no positives from skipping IW.
If she starts to win, she should have fresh legs, and be mentally fresh.
Anastasia and Lena won very little before RG.
Fresh legs on clay is a good thing. But it only matters if you're winning matches.

goldenlox
Mar 31st, 2005, 05:31 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v459/sunset2sunrise/003.jpg

I like this pic because of my interest in :hearts: shoes:hearts:

pav
Mar 31st, 2005, 09:27 PM
When We look at that seven standing along the wall
Who looks the shortest of them all? :tape:
if She had just grown another inch or two
just imagine then what She could do
but She makes it up with strength and power
and uses less water to have a shower
as for shoes ,I don't know how She feels
but Bepa could have worn much higher heels
but that might make Her bitchy and sore
and She might lose Her temper all the more
We want Bepa to have unblistered feet
so She can whip those other six when they meet :hearts:

Epigone
Mar 31st, 2005, 10:33 PM
I like this pic because of my interest in :hearts: shoes:hearts:Like I said when I first saw the pic...those shoes are :help:

BTW, Bepa's name now appears on the Amelia Island website :)

Epigone
Apr 1st, 2005, 03:17 PM
Here is a funny thread about "ridiculous" nicknames

linky (http://wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=159075)

Bepa is one of the names singled out :lol:

Epigone
Apr 3rd, 2005, 12:38 AM
Bepa's half of the draw for AI

(6) Zvonareva v. BYE
Peng v. Shaughnessy
Srebotnik v. Dulko
Smashnova v. (9) Likhovtseva

(13) Sugiyama v. Sanchez Lorenzo
Qualifier v. Strycova
Razzano v. Loit
BYE v. (4) Molik

(8) Schnyder v. BYE
Pratt v. Chladkova
Linetskaya v. Medina Garrigues
Garbin v. (12) Farina Elia

(14) Pierce v. Bedanova
Kostanic v. Daniilidou
Marrero v. Randriantefy
BYE v. (2) Serena Williams

"The Wall" is so close :scared:

Bepa says that Anna is her toughest opponent because she doesn't know how to play her. However, she did beat Anna in three last year at Charleston, so maybe it isn't a big deal :)

Other than that, it's a pretty nice draw :yeah:

rrfnpump
Apr 3rd, 2005, 07:12 AM
Good draw for Bepa, but Shuai could handle big trouble :unsure:

Would love to see Anna vs Bepa again :drool: These matches rock!!

Clai
Apr 3rd, 2005, 10:54 AM
Good luck Vera!

Epigone
Apr 3rd, 2005, 11:16 AM
Good draw for Bepa, but Shuai could handle big trouble :unsure:Bepa beat her 6-2 6-2 last year in Cincinnati, and although she isn't playing well right now, I think that Bepa's superior play on clay will see her through the early rounds.

daniela86
Apr 3rd, 2005, 11:35 AM
Great draw for Bepa (until QF because Molik is a pretty though opponent :scared: ) i think her talent on clay will help her to find out her best form :yeah: :) :D


Would love to see Anna vs Bepa again :drool: These matches rock!!
indeed i remember the matchs at Linz and at New Haven in 2003, it was a great fight on every points especially in 3rd sets. There was also some big rallyes :drool: and of course a huge suspense:)

About Shuai,i have never seen her play on clay :confused: and exept Sydney and Oz Open where she was impressive, she lost very early.I doubt she will win against Meghann.

_LuCaS_
Apr 3rd, 2005, 03:36 PM
Peng trouble? :haha: can you spell fluke? Don't wanna jinx Bepa though, one match at a time.
I'm looking forward to a certain final :hehehe:
Good luck ! :bigclap:

goldenlox
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:38 PM
It's a good draw, but Vera has to play well to take advantage of it.

Epigone
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:55 PM
I saw Peng play Nadia in Sydney.

Nadia was way off in that match, so I'm not sure if we can read much into it, although Peng did play well.

However, I don't know how her game will translate to clay, while I know that Bepa is one of the top claycourt players on the tour.

Bepa should be wary, but there is no reason to be worried :)

goldenlox
Apr 3rd, 2005, 04:57 PM
With Vera's loss in Miami, I don't know where her game is at.
This draw will give her a chance to put things together.
But she has to improve from her last result.

Epigone
Apr 3rd, 2005, 05:08 PM
Of course Miami was terrible, but she has to move on from that. There is a chance that she was sick, so I'm not going to be all :sad:

Now she is playing on clay, which is her strongest surface. She has made the QF in 3 out of her past 4 tournaments on green clay.

This is a chance for a new beginning

goldenlox
Apr 3rd, 2005, 05:18 PM
I don't think clay is Vera's strongest surface.
When she's playing well, it doesn't matter what surface she's on.
No Fed Cup for Vera in Italy.

Epigone
Apr 3rd, 2005, 05:46 PM
I don't think clay is Vera's strongest surface.
When she's playing well, it doesn't matter what surface she's on.I'm not getting into this again. Just look at the stats.

No Fed Cup for Vera in Italy.:scratch:
— Кто же на этот раз будет в команде железно?
— Мыскина и Дементьева будут играть стопроцентно. Скорее всего еще возьмем кого-то из молодых: либо Динару Сафину, либо Марию Кириленко, либо Анну Чакветадзе.Where does Tarpischev say that she won't play?

goldenlox
Apr 3rd, 2005, 05:50 PM
I'm guessing she won't be on this team in Italy.
Who knows, Tarpischev is hard to figure out.

Epigone
Apr 3rd, 2005, 05:57 PM
I'm guessing she won't be on this team in Italy.Any reason in particular?
Who knows, Tarpischev is hard to figure out.Yes, he is :p

Why didn't Tarpischev mention Bepa, and why didn't the interviewer ask about her? :scratch:

goldenlox
Apr 3rd, 2005, 06:24 PM
Why didn't Tarpischev mention Bepa, and why didn't the interviewer ask about her? :scratch:Probably because Vera lost to Vives.

Epigone
Apr 3rd, 2005, 06:28 PM
Probably because Vera lost to Vives.The other players selected have also lost to lower-ranked players in the past, and that hasn't affected their selection for Fed Cup ties around that time.

Bepa lost three straight YEC matches, and was also dead tired at the end of last season, yet Tarpischev not only selected Bepa in the team, but also played her in the deciding rubber.

He knows that she performs when she is playing Fed Cup for Russia.

Epigone
Apr 4th, 2005, 05:50 AM
Bepa and Nastya's quarter of the doubles draw

Nadia Petrova (RUS)/Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) [1]
vs.
Qualifier/Qualifier

Eleni Daniilidou (GRE)/Carly Gullickson (USA) WC
vs.
Anastasia Myskina (RUS)/Vera Zvonareva (RUS)

:o

pav
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:50 AM
Claytime for Bepa

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/claybepa11.jpg

pav
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:52 AM
Broken!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/claybepe11.jpg

pav
Apr 4th, 2005, 11:53 AM
Stuck!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/claybepc11.jpg

Sorry Bepa, but it's boring until You play!

Epigone
Apr 4th, 2005, 12:32 PM
pav :worship:

Bepa is currently #13 on the most liked list (http://wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=5203825&postcount=187) and #9 on the least liked list (http://wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=5203941&postcount=188) :mad:

_LuCaS_
Apr 4th, 2005, 03:55 PM
:lol: pav
Nastya/Bepa can take out Nadia and Meghann

andrewbroad
Apr 5th, 2005, 12:46 AM
Bepa is currently #10 on the WTA Singles Rankings! :D

..1.. (1) lindsay davenport.. 5223 points
..2.. (2) amélie mauresmo.... 4992
..3.. (3) MARIA SHARAPOVA.... 4892
..4.. (4) serena williams.... 4223
..5.. (5) elena dementieva... 3633
..6.. (6) anastasia myskina.. 3427
..7.. (7) svetlana kuznetsova 3323
..8.. (9) venus williams..... 2628
..9.. (8) alicia molik....... 2599
.10. (11) VERA ZVONAREVA..... 2217
.11. (10) jennifer capriati.. 2202

Good luck Bepa for Amelia Island!

--
Dr. Andrew Broad
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/zvona/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/verazvonareva/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeldani/

*hingis_forever*
Apr 5th, 2005, 01:25 AM
Bepa is currently #10 on the WTA Singles Rankings! :D

..1.. (1) lindsay davenport.. 5223 points
..2.. (2) amélie mauresmo.... 4992
..3.. (3) MARIA SHARAPOVA.... 4892
..4.. (4) serena williams.... 4223
..5.. (5) elena dementieva... 3633
..6.. (6) anastasia myskina.. 3427
..7.. (7) svetlana kuznetsova 3323
..8.. (9) venus williams..... 2628
..9.. (8) alicia molik....... 2599
.10. (11) VERA ZVONAREVA..... 2217
.11. (10) jennifer capriati.. 2202

Good luck Bepa for Amelia Island!

--
Dr. Andrew Broad
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/zvona/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/verazvonareva/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jeldani/
Congrats Vera but pick your form up please!!!!!! You could be about 7 or 8 in the world now! :fiery:

Epigone
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:56 AM
Last year, Bepa finally entered the top 10 by defeating Maria Sharapova

Her method of entry this year was a little :o

Epigone
Apr 5th, 2005, 06:56 AM
Bepa and Nastya face Daniilidou and Gullickson 4th on Stadium Court

Udachi! :D

Epigone
Apr 5th, 2005, 02:00 PM
The Fed Cup team for the tie against Italy has been named, and Bepa isn't a member :sad:

The team is Nastya, Lena D., Lena B., and Dinara.

goldenlox
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:15 PM
Vera plays Peng, Meghann retired.

the cat
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:18 PM
I don't understand why Vera isn't a member of the Russian Fed Cup team after helping Russia win the decisive doubles point against France in last years Fed Cup final. :scratch:

Epigone
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:28 PM
When Bepa wasn't selected for the Olympic team, she went on a rampage during the summer

Hopefully this decision by Tarpischev will ignite a fire inside of her that will lead to her blasting her opponents off the court :D

goldenlox
Apr 5th, 2005, 03:35 PM
I don't understand why Vera isn't a member of the Russian Fed Cup team after helping Russia win the decisive doubles point against France in last years Fed Cup final. :scratch:It could be because of Vera's results this year.
But then why is Bovina on the team?
This is a strange team, after Anastasia and Lena D.

_LuCaS_
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:05 PM
Nastya/Bepa lost :o
At least they can focus on the singles.

Epigone
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:10 PM
6-2 6-7 4-6 :help:

Nadia and Meghann withdrew, so the top of the draw was wide open, and they go and do this :banghead:

The good news is that Lena L. took a wrecking ball to "The Wall", so that's one less headache for Bepa :yeah:

pav
Apr 5th, 2005, 09:45 PM
Quote Epigone -Nadia and Meghann withdrew, so the top of the draw was wide open, and they go and do this :banghead:

I was thinking the same thing, get pushed off the computer for a while, and what happens? now I want to cry and swear at My coach! but the only coach I've got might whack Me one!
Oh well, singles time :)

nick_chicane
Apr 5th, 2005, 10:52 PM
The Fed Cup team for the tie against Italy has been named, and Bepa isn't a member :sad:

The team is Nastya, Lena D., Lena B., and Dinara.

Well that team is certainly a back-up team so maybe they think they dont need bepa to win the tie, there probably actually doing her a favour cause she will get to have a little break while the fed cup ties are played, they might have actually picked that team with that in mind, to just give some of the more established players abit of a break!! That team is good enough to put out the Italian side, so why tire the better players out?

Epigone
Apr 6th, 2005, 07:45 AM
Stadium Court: 11:00 AM Start
Women's Singles: 2nd Round
1. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) [6] vs. Shuai Peng (CHN)

R-E-S-P-E-C-T :clap2:

Shoulderpova
Apr 6th, 2005, 07:55 AM
Go Bepa :hatoff: :bounce: :kiss:

_LuCaS_
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:15 AM
Crush her Bepa :boxing:

Clai
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:57 AM
Go Vera!

daniela86
Apr 6th, 2005, 12:12 PM
Bepa/Nastya :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :( :sobbing: what a waste :mad: and me thought they would win the tournament after nadia/meghann retired :( :(
But i agree with Lucas@ro, they can focus on single now and go very far. It's the postive side of this loss:) :) I'm impatient to see Bepa playing on clay again :) :) and me can follow her match coz it's not too late :) :banana: COME ON VERA, CAUSE SOME BIG DAMAGES HERE!!!
About Fed Cup,i expected this decision :sobbing: hope Bepa would be even more motivated now to prove that Shamil was wrong when he decided not to select her.

goldenlox
Apr 6th, 2005, 03:36 PM
Vera's match is underway 3-4.

Epigone
Apr 6th, 2005, 03:50 PM
Bepa lost the 1st set 4-6

Too many unforced errors at crucial times :banghead:

She had a GP @ *4-5, but made an unforced error (possibly a DF :o )

goldenlox
Apr 6th, 2005, 03:52 PM
No surprise. Besides Memphis, this hasn't been a good year for Vera.

Epigone
Apr 6th, 2005, 04:01 PM
It would be a surprise if she was playing a defensive kind of game, but she is going for everything

goldenlox
Apr 6th, 2005, 04:07 PM
Vera's up 3-1. It's not too late.

goldenlox
Apr 6th, 2005, 04:22 PM
Vera serving 4-6, 5-4.

Epigone
Apr 6th, 2005, 04:25 PM
Bepa took the 2nd set 6-4 :bigclap:

She had 22 winners vs 15 UEs in that set :yeah:

goldenlox
Apr 6th, 2005, 04:32 PM
And Vera broke to start the third.

goldenlox
Apr 6th, 2005, 04:56 PM
Peng broke back, 4-4.

goldenlox
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:10 PM
Vera serving at 5-6, a must hold.
Vera held, tiebreak time.

Epigone
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:15 PM
Bepa 4-3* in the TB

Davai!

Epigone
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:22 PM
3 matchpoints missed 8-7* :banghead:

Davai!!!

Epigone
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:23 PM
Bepa won 4-6 6-4 7-6(7)

She missed matchpoints at *6-4 and then at 6-5* and 7-6* in the TB

A little too close for comfort, but she needed a good workout

goldenlox
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:24 PM
Right now, any win is a good one.
I expect she'll play Lena L., who beat Vera last fall.

_LuCaS_
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:26 PM
First :woohoo: for Bepa (with some little :banghead: )
Congrats girl

KV
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:27 PM
She won that's all what matters.Of course, Vera's away from her usual level. Pretty sure she'll improve,

Epigone
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:28 PM
I expect she'll play Lena L., who beat Vera last fall.Indoors. This is clay :)

Bepa with 54 winners and 55 UEs

Someone was playing her shots :p

However, despite serving at 67%, 7 double faults deserve a :shout: from me

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:30 PM
that was quite a performance or lack of :o
still she won

Vera :) time to pick up your game soon :mad:
good luck in r3

Epigone
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:33 PM
At least when she has performances like this, I can always think back to Philadelphia last year.

She saved MP against Bammer in her opening match, and dished out a bagel and breadstick to JenCap on the way to the final.

She is sooo unpredictable :shrug:

Shoulderpova
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:33 PM
Bepa :worship:
she'll play the winner of Likhovtseva/dulko?

pav
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:37 PM
At least the stats improved a bit as the match progressed,She is a worry sometimes that Young Woman, now it's too late to go back to bed!:fiery: but She won:worship: better to be happy tired than unhappy tired,lol at the thread starter in GM, Vera wins, and then next sentence, "Is She slumping?" She really brings it out in some People!

Epigone
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:38 PM
she'll play the winner of Likhovtseva/dulko?Yes

Lena is up a set and a break, so she is looking in good shape at the moment

Epigone
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:42 PM
now it's too late to go back to bed!:fiery: but She won:worship: better to be happy tired than unhappy tiredTell me about it!
Stupid time zones :mad:
It's 3:40am here, but I will go to bed happy in a few minutes :p

You really have to follow these matches online to fully appreciate how much Bepa likes to torment her fans. Seeing that scoreline in the morning might make you :eek:, but following it live makes you :help: :o :shout: :banghead: :smash:

Epigone
Apr 6th, 2005, 07:20 PM
Bepa will play Lena L. in the 3rd round, after she defeated Dulko 6-4 in the third.

Epigone
Apr 7th, 2005, 02:39 AM
Razzano beat Molik 6-4 6-4, and Alicia was the highest ranked player in Bepa's quarter.

A path is now open to the SF, so Bepa really needs to step up and take advantage of her draw.

Davai!!!

Epigone
Apr 7th, 2005, 08:08 AM
Court 5: 12:00 PM Start
1. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) [6] vs. Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) [9]

A bit of a change from stadium court yesterday, but I'm happy that there is still a definite start time for the match because I might be able to catch some sleep before the match :o

Hit winners, cut down on the unforced errors, and you'll advance to the QF :)

Udachi!

rrfnpump
Apr 7th, 2005, 08:17 AM
I think Bepa will beat Lena L :)

The close win should give her confidence!

Clai
Apr 7th, 2005, 09:50 AM
I hope Vera beats Lena L this time. Yeah, the close win against Peng should boost Vera's confidence.

Go Vera!

daniela86
Apr 7th, 2005, 11:47 AM
Indeed Epi, Bepa seems to like tormenting her fans and herself at the same time :p but that's why her matchs are always interesting to follow:p :yeah: :) Congrats Bepa for the battle against Peng, i expected an easier win but a win is a win and the essential is that Bepa won her first match on clay:bigclap: :bigclap: :woohoo: Now she should be adapted to the surface :bounce: and i agree with clai and rrfnpump, her confidence will be boosted after this match full of suspense:) Good luck against Lena L (it's a pity Bepa has to play against her :sad: she had always won against Dulko in 2 :( :( but Lena L was her double partner so Bepa knows her and her weaknesses very well :D )this evening, i'm sure you can beat her!! UDACHI BEPA!!!!!:) :) :) (i will be able to follow her match one more time:bounce: the organizators rock when they program Bepa to play the first:p )

goldenlox
Apr 7th, 2005, 02:41 PM
It's funny that this match is being played in the parking lot.
It's 2 top 16 players.
One played in the YEC last year.

Epigone
Apr 7th, 2005, 02:47 PM
I thought that the centre court match from yesterday was too good to be true :o

I guess it just means that less people will witness Bepa give a clay court tennis clinic :D

goldenlox
Apr 7th, 2005, 02:57 PM
Myskina-Asagoe is the feature night match.
So I don't understand the scheduling.

Epigone
Apr 7th, 2005, 04:33 PM
Bepa was down an early break, but broke back for *3-4

Stats
Bepa with 4 winners and 8 unforced errors :o
Lena with 10 winners and 9 unforced errors

Epigone
Apr 7th, 2005, 04:47 PM
Bepa broke in the 9th game, and then held to take the 1st set 6-4 :bigclap:

Stats
Bepa with 8 winners and 15 unforced errors - 71% of 1st serves in
Lena with 12 winners and 11 unforced errors - 70% of 1st serves in

KV
Apr 7th, 2005, 04:48 PM
Vera's just won the first set 6-4

Epigone
Apr 7th, 2005, 05:34 PM
Bepa won 6-4 6-4 :bigclap: :worship: :clap2: :bowdown: :woohoo:

:ras: to the haters!

goldenlox
Apr 7th, 2005, 05:36 PM
Vera's first top 20 win of 2005.
Now keep winning.

KV
Apr 7th, 2005, 05:38 PM
Improvement made from Yesterdays performance. Good luck in the next round. :)

daniela86
Apr 7th, 2005, 05:48 PM
Yeaaaaaahh, well done Bepa!! :aparty: :bigclap: :drive: she must have played a very solid match :D Lena L has opportunities to lead but Vera didn't let her take a set :) Now, i think that Vera is 100% adapted to the surface and that she is finding out the same shape she had at Memphis :) Good luck in 1/4 (the first 1/4 in a tier2 this year:D ) tomorrow!! :bigclap:
Who 's Bepa's nest opponent? :p

Epigone
Apr 7th, 2005, 05:51 PM
Who 's Bepa's nest opponent? :pThe winner of the Sugiyama vs Razzano match

_LuCaS_
Apr 7th, 2005, 05:51 PM
Nice job Bepa :bigclap:

pav
Apr 7th, 2005, 06:33 PM
Bepa won 6-4 6-4 :bigclap: :worship: :clap2: :bowdown: :woohoo:

:ras: to the haters! :lol: You tell em!They didn't give Bepa a snowballs chance in hell,some of them(not that I was 100% confident!)

court five! wonder they didn't put it on a practice court!

Epigone
Apr 7th, 2005, 07:12 PM
There is a rain delay, so Bepa will have to wait to see who she'll face in the QF

She's probably very relieved that her match wasn't interrupted by rain. Something like that could have lead to a meltdown :o, or at least some :scared: in the lounge

Epigone
Apr 8th, 2005, 02:02 AM
Grandstand (from 10.00hrs)
1. Sugiyama vs. Razzano (To finish 46 66)
2. Myskina vs. Asagoe (NB 11.30hrs)
3. Zvonareva vs. Sugiyama or Razzano (NB 13.00hrs)
4. Molik/Navratilova vs. Daniilidou/Gullickson

Bepa has a great draw, and an opponent who may not be fully rested (if Ai can take the match to a 3rd set). Ai leads the 2nd set TB 3-1, and I think that she would be less of a threat than Razzano, and she is also worth more quality points :D

I hope that Ai wins the match, but gets tired in the process (not that I think she won't beat a rested opponent :angel: ), and then Bepa can really pounce :cool:

_LuCaS_
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:04 AM
How many hours have you slept Epigone? ;)

Clai
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:46 AM
Nice win Vera! It's good that she held her ground against Lena L's efforts to take a set. I hope she beats her next opponent (Sugiyama or Razzano).

Go Vera!

Epigone
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:48 AM
How many hours have you slept Epigone? ;)About five hours altogether :p

This time, I actually slept for an hour before the match started :angel:

Shoulderpova
Apr 8th, 2005, 07:04 AM
About five hours altogether :p

This time, I actually slept for an hour before the match started :angel:
Bepa is so lucky to have a fan like you :angel: :wavey: :worship: :kiss:

goldenlox
Apr 8th, 2005, 03:26 PM
Vera plays Razzano. A good draw for a Tier II QF.

pav
Apr 8th, 2005, 03:38 PM
Vera plays Razzano. A good draw for a Tier II QF.

I see They have played once in 2003 on clay with Bepa winning in two,I hope She can repeat that later!

rrfnpump
Apr 8th, 2005, 03:39 PM
Razzano plays good, but should cause Bepa less trouble :)

Udachi :yeah:

pav
Apr 8th, 2005, 03:52 PM
I remember Razzano being picked to do big things whenShe was 17 or so, but She never quite did it,I think She has been injured a lot,but She puts on a spurt every now and then! but hopefully Bepa can do the business! :)

goldenlox
Apr 8th, 2005, 03:55 PM
At Wimbledon she beat Sveta and Lena L.
This match starts after Nastya's match. Nastya up 4-1.

pav
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:16 PM
Nastya having a little lapse at the moment!

goldenlox
Apr 8th, 2005, 04:20 PM
And she has a second match today, if she wins this one.

Epigone
Apr 8th, 2005, 05:13 PM
Razzano hit 13 winners vs 29 UEs in the 3rd set against Ai, while Ai hit 12 winners and 35 UEs.

If Bepa keeps a positive winner to UE ratio, she really should win this match.

pav
Apr 8th, 2005, 05:21 PM
If!:tape:

Epigone
Apr 8th, 2005, 05:30 PM
If!:tape:Hey! :lol:

I want her to play some attacking tennis, and I think she can cut down on her errors, so her stats will hopefully look pretty good.

Nastya just lost :sad:, so Bepa should be on court soon.

Epigone
Apr 8th, 2005, 05:52 PM
Bepa's match has started

She had 3 unforced errors in the opening game to go down a break :o

goldenlox
Apr 8th, 2005, 06:33 PM
Vera's year is a lot like Nastya's, but with a lower profile.
It's important to take advantage of this draw, and make the semis.

Epigone
Apr 8th, 2005, 06:43 PM
Bepa lost the 1st set 4-6

She had 30-0* in the 10th game, but did nothing with it :banghead:

Now she'll win in 3 :)

Epigone
Apr 8th, 2005, 07:19 PM
Bepa 4-6 4-6 :bigcry:

3 unforced errors in the last game sealed it :banghead:

Another missed opportunity :shrug:

Shoulderpova
Apr 8th, 2005, 07:21 PM
:tears: :tears: :tears:

goldenlox
Apr 8th, 2005, 07:23 PM
Razzano beat Alicia, Ai and Vera.

pav
Apr 8th, 2005, 07:36 PM
Even though I'm pissed about Bepa, Razzano must be doing something right,having one of Her bursts of brilliance again ,probably helped along by those three stooges! not amused I really thought She could win this one,going to sulk :sad:

daniela86
Apr 8th, 2005, 07:54 PM
I agree 100% with pav; razzano is really in an incredible shape,beating 2 players who belong to top 10 in one week is really :eek: :worship: I remember she was number 1 in juniors and won Oz Open and RG, maybe she 'll rise in pro this year :) and then we won't consider that match as a bad performance of Bepa.( Last year, when Bepa lost to Kuzzie at Gold Coast me thought she played an awful match but then Kuzzie rose and rose and actually this Bepa 's loss wasn't that bad considering the talent of her opponent) Btw, a QF is a lil improvement all the same. We should let Bepa finiding her best form step by step :)
Good luck in Charleston, Bepa!! Davai there!!! :) :) :rocker: :rocker:

Epigone
Apr 9th, 2005, 02:08 AM
Serena retired against Farina Elia, so Razzano plays Farina Elia for a spot in the FINAL

That is the textbook definition of a dream draw, and look what Bepa did with it :bigcry:

pav
Apr 9th, 2005, 07:46 AM
There is always one annoying sheep like that,all the others go through the gate and one will duck off to the side at the last second,this causes all hell to break lose with about ten dogs chasing the pain in the butt with dust, yelling, bits of wool flying out, when it would have been far easier just to go through the damn gate. I'm starting to think of those ones as Bepasheep! :fiery: She never takes what seems to be the easy road.

pav
Apr 9th, 2005, 11:57 AM
Bepa's French Lessonhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/frenchlb.jpg

_LuCaS_
Apr 9th, 2005, 12:49 PM
:sad: Bepa ...

Epigone
Apr 10th, 2005, 04:01 AM
Top half of the FCC draw

(1)Davenport v. BYE
Craybas v. Q
Q v. Q
(16)Zuluaga v. Q

(10)Jankovic v. Henin-Hardenne
Peng v. Irvin
Benesova v. Q
(6) Zvonareva v. BYE

(4) Williams v. BYE
Chladkova v. Camerin
Raymond v. Razzano
Frazier v. (13)Golovin

(12)Farina Elia v. Kostanic
Strycova v. Maritnez
Morigami v. Garbin
(7) Petrova v. BYE

It's just Bepa's luck to draw Jankovic and Henin-Hardenne in her section :o

Still, I think she she can beat them and achieve a very good result if she cuts down on the unforced errors and steps up on big points.

_LuCaS_
Apr 10th, 2005, 09:00 AM
Not easy, but Bepa must believe in herself :yeah:

Any news on the doubles?

Epigone
Apr 10th, 2005, 09:25 AM
Any news on the doubles?Nope, nothing yet.

Bepa and Nastya have been all over the place this year, so I hope that they play a solid tournament together.

I want to see another doubles title!

daniela86
Apr 10th, 2005, 11:28 AM
Nope, nothing yet.

Bepa and Nastya have been all over the place this year, so I hope that they play a solid tournament together.

I want to see another doubles title!

me too :yeah: Bepa and Nastya are a great team, it's a pity they have only one double title together :( it's high time to fill out their palmares :) :D
Bepa 's draw is simply :mad: :fiery: :fiery: Benesova is pretty good on clay :( Last year,she won Acapulco and reached the final at Estoril, it will be a good test for Bepa.:) I believe our Bepa can beat her , then we'll see. (One match at time, we never know with Bepa :) ) Udachi, my lil clay queen ! :) :cool: :)
Kick everybody's ass!!!:) :devil:

goldenlox
Apr 10th, 2005, 08:37 PM
Vera plays doubles with Golovin.

andrewbroad
Apr 10th, 2005, 08:40 PM
Vera plays doubles with Golovin.

Really? :hearts: :drool:

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pav
Apr 10th, 2005, 11:25 PM
Not an easy first round against Asagoe/Srebotnik for the new combination:eek:

Epigone
Apr 11th, 2005, 03:58 AM
Vera plays doubles with Golovin.Pfft :(

Meghann's injury is probably the reason that she is just playing singles this week. Bepa could have played with Nadia, but maybe they don't like each other :sad:

Having said that, Tati and Dinara were kinda okay together at the Gold Coast, so hopefully Bepa and Tati can also make a good team for this week.

Epigone
Apr 11th, 2005, 05:36 AM
Court 4 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Hopkins/Washington vs. Daniilidou/Pratt
2. Golovin/Zvonareva vs. Asagoe/Srebotnik (NB 13.30hrs)
3. Dominguez Lino/Medina Garrigues vs. McShea/Spears

(1) Raymond/Stubbs - bye
Camerin/Garbin - Chladkova/Dragomir Ilie
Jankovic/Kostanic - (wc) Brandi Grant
Golovin/Zvonareva - (6) Asagoe/Srebotnik

Shoulderpova
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:53 AM
Bepa :o

Clai
Apr 11th, 2005, 08:36 AM
I hope Vera and Tati make a good doubles team. Goodluck!

daniela86
Apr 11th, 2005, 03:53 PM
I'm happy Vera plays doubles even if Nastya doesn't play it :) Tati can be an excellent doubles player(she won RG in mixed doubles) so i think Vera made the good choice when she chosed her as partner :) :yeah: Good luck to them!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
About Nadia and Bepa, both haven't said that they were friends even if they know each other since a long time (vera said her worst tennis memory was when she lost 0/6 0/6 against nadia at 8) so they probably don't get on well :sad: :sobbing:

Epigone
Apr 11th, 2005, 04:05 PM
About Nadia and Bepa, both haven't said that they were friends even if they know each other since a long time (vera said her worst tennis memory was when she lost 0/6 0/6 against nadia at 8) so they probably don't get on well :sad: :sobbing:She actually said that it was her most memorable tennis memory, but I don't think it's an upsetting memory. I think she has the same feelings about it as she does about her loss to Serena at the French Open in 2002...it's a good memory.

The funny thing is that Nadia doesn't remember playing that match :lol:

goldenlox
Apr 11th, 2005, 05:05 PM
Vera, this would be a good tournament for you to start playing well again.
So you can go to Europe with confidence.

pav
Apr 11th, 2005, 05:55 PM
The established doubles combo have Their match on the scoreboard:) :eek:

Epigone
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:06 PM
Bepa/Tati broken from 40-15 to start the match :o

I hope that they can play well together

Davai!

pav
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:12 PM
They held at the2nd go!

pav
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:14 PM
I hope Bepa's not wearing Tatishorts!:tape:

Epigone
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:16 PM
I hope Bepa's not wearing Tatishorts!:tape:I know that some people :tape: have made comments about Bepa's dress sense, but she wouldn't be caught dead in those ugly things!

Epigone
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:33 PM
Bepa/Tati lost the 1st set 2-6

They had 2 BP chances in each of the last two receiving games, yet failed to convert :bigcry:

pav
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:37 PM
They seemed to be improving as the set progressed, but whether enough to make any impact in the second?

Epigone
Apr 11th, 2005, 06:46 PM
They seemed to be improving as the set progressed, but whether enough to make any impact in the second?They are already down a double break, so :o

Epigone
Apr 11th, 2005, 07:05 PM
Bepa and Tati lost 2-6 2-6 :bigcry:

They blew 4 break points in the final game :o

pav
Apr 11th, 2005, 07:09 PM
Didn't expect Them to be brilliant, but hoped they would be a bit more competitive :sad: :fiery:

Epigone
Apr 11th, 2005, 07:13 PM
When Bepa plays with one-off partners (Kirilenko, Sprem, Golovin), this seems to be the common result.

At least if she had played with Nadia, she would have had a competent partner next to her.

Hopefully the two stooges will be back together in Berlin :D

pav
Apr 11th, 2005, 07:23 PM
Yes at least the Stooges are good most of the time!:tape:

goldenlox
Apr 11th, 2005, 07:26 PM
Vera, focus and compete on every point.
It's already mid-April.
It's time to start playing like a top 10 player.

Epigone
Apr 12th, 2005, 01:09 AM
Club (from 10.00hrs)
1. Razzano vs. Raymond
2. Farina Elia vs. Kostanic (NB 12.00hrs)
3. Benesova vs. Zvonareva
4. Morariu/Pierce vs. Kutuzova/Vaidisova
5. Cargill/Granville vs. Benesova/Peschke

There is a poll on the winner of this match, and 3 out of the 4 votes are for Benesova in 3 :(

Daniel
Apr 12th, 2005, 06:34 AM
Good luck vs Nenesova, you can do it. Go Vera :yeah:

Clai
Apr 12th, 2005, 10:45 AM
Go Vera! You can beat Benesova...

goldenlox
Apr 12th, 2005, 02:48 PM
Vera beat Benesova in 2002, Palermo.
If Vera plays well, she'll win.

Mathijs
Apr 12th, 2005, 03:11 PM
Dun like this match, but there has too win smb today, so i wish Vera the best of luck for today, it's not easy for me when my faves play eachother :( :sad:

goldenlox
Apr 12th, 2005, 03:20 PM
This is the right time to play Vera, who lost to Vives and Razzano in her last 2 tournaments.
But Vera is capable of very strong tennis.
I saw it from her last summer. I know she can do it.

pav
Apr 12th, 2005, 06:00 PM
Here's hoping She can do it!I don't want to :sad: just :)

goldenlox
Apr 12th, 2005, 06:10 PM
I don't know what Vera will do from tournament to tournament.
But I know she can play anyone close.
Last summer, she beat Maria & Sveta, almost beat Anastasia, and played a close 3 setter with Serena.
Those are the 4 slam holders.
This year, she is not near that form.

Epigone
Apr 12th, 2005, 06:16 PM
I want the match to start :crying2:

I have to teach a lab class at 9am, and I want some more sleep :zzz:

Matches like this are a must-win for Bepa if she wants to build up a head of steam before the FO

pav
Apr 12th, 2005, 06:19 PM
No She certainly dosen't seem to be,but as they say form can come and go, but talent stays forever (I hope!)

pav
Apr 12th, 2005, 06:20 PM
I want the match to start :crying2:

I have to teach a lab class at 9am, and I want some more sleep :zzz:

Matches like this are a must-win for Bepa if she wants to build up a head of steam before the FO

Don't want Bepa to be responsible for an explosion in the lab!:eek:

pav
Apr 12th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Players on court warming up both looking fit and attractive, Zvonareva in particular is hitting the warmup ball with acuracy and purpose! (wish I could see it!)

Epigone
Apr 12th, 2005, 06:36 PM
Bepa won't cause an explosion in the lab, but an explosion in front of the computer is another matter :p

Players on court warming up both looking fit and attractive, Zvonareva in particular is hitting the warmup ball with acuracy and purpose! (wish I could see it!)Are you listening to the match online? :scratch:

She is already having trouble on her serve :o

pav
Apr 12th, 2005, 06:39 PM
Bepa won't cause an explosion in the lab, but an explosion in front of the computer is another matter :p

Are you listening to the match online? :scratch:

She is already having trouble on her serve :o

No, just made it up wishful thinking! hasn't started off very good

Epigone
Apr 12th, 2005, 06:50 PM
Bepa is up *4-2

She is having to earn a lot of points on her 2nd serve, and is being pushed

Consolidating this break will have her in a strong position

pav
Apr 12th, 2005, 06:54 PM
She can,t possibly do that, makes life too easy!:mad:

Epigone
Apr 12th, 2005, 07:03 PM
She can,t possibly do that, makes life too easy!:mad:To makes matters worse, she lead 40-0* in the next game, Iveta got it to deuce, then Bepa had another BP chance, but Iveta held :shrug:

But this is Bepa, so let's add a little more drama....she was broken to love (I think) in the next game :bigcry:

4-5*

Epigone
Apr 12th, 2005, 07:08 PM
Bepa lost the 1st set 4-6 :bigcry:

She struggled with her serve, but had so many chances to break in that 8th game :crying2:

Foot's Fingers
Apr 12th, 2005, 07:17 PM
Vera , so sad to see yoiu serving statistic this days

YOu are so strong player

Don't lokk at Nadia Pls don't waste all chances that are in yr hands

And finally, Vera lost her serve in the start of second set but than break back

Go Vera!!! Pls show Iveta how you can play

Epigone
Apr 12th, 2005, 07:30 PM
Bepa was up *40-15, but was then broken one again :shrug:

2-3*

daniela86
Apr 12th, 2005, 07:38 PM
Vera really have the potential to win this match easily but she wastes so many opportunities because of her lack of confidence. I am sure she makes every points (UE,winners or exchanges won),IMO,it's not Iveta who is winning this match,it's Vera who is losing it:sobbing: FIGHT BEPA!!! YOU CAN WIN IT!!!!!! BELIEVE IN YOURSELF PLZ!!

Foot's Fingers
Apr 12th, 2005, 07:39 PM
Vera again brakes back and now hold her serve but with some problems

Vera-Iveta 4-6 4-3*

Foot's Fingers
Apr 12th, 2005, 07:44 PM
Vera is serving for set *5-3

no more words

Foot's Fingers
Apr 12th, 2005, 07:47 PM
Vera : " I'm broken again, but it's so usual for me this year"

Epigone
Apr 12th, 2005, 07:50 PM
Bepa took the 2nd set 6-4 :bigclap:

She is struggling to hold serve, so if she can improve her focus on serve, she'll take this match :bowdown:

Foot's Fingers
Apr 12th, 2005, 07:51 PM
46 64 and 3rd set to follow ;)

daniela86
Apr 12th, 2005, 07:54 PM
well done zvonareva!!!!:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Vera, take the 3rd now, keep on fighting, you need this win so badly!! :bounce: :bounce:

daniela86
Apr 12th, 2005, 08:09 PM
Bepa broke and lead 2*/0 in third set but she was broken one more time. Her serve seems to be very poor today :sobbing: Fight Bepa plz! :bowdown:

Epigone
Apr 12th, 2005, 08:19 PM
Bepa now leads 4-1*, after having to save three break points in the last game.

If she can break now, I think she'll have the match

KV
Apr 12th, 2005, 08:35 PM
FS Vera leads 5-3 on serve 40-40

Epigone
Apr 12th, 2005, 08:43 PM
Bepa served for the match at 5-3, but served double faults on MP#1 and MP#2, and then at deuce :o

Bepa *5-5