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pav
May 13th, 2005, 08:43 PM
You've got to love that Bepa! some of those quotes and antics
She got a 'little' frustrated! I didn't think She bothered with the little, and Francesca's remark that they could burn Bepa while they are at it! give Me Players like that instead of Robots, although sometimes it would be good if Bepa didn't become a 'little' frustrated so much! :)

Epigone
May 13th, 2005, 10:43 PM
Bepa and Lena face Black/Huber in the SF

Make it a repeat of last week, and win!!! :cool:

Mathijs
May 13th, 2005, 11:21 PM
Well done Bepa with reaching the SF :D :D :D

Also Well done in dubz, and like Epi said make it a repeat of last week and win

Udachi & Davai Bepa for Singles & Dubz

andrewbroad
May 14th, 2005, 01:07 AM
She is not the nimblest of players on court,

What rubbish. Bepa has the best retrieval-skills I've ever seen, even if this has as much to do with racketwork and resourcefulness as sheer mobility. It's her remarkable ability to turn defence into attack, and produce wonderful shots when off-balance.

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Clai
May 14th, 2005, 03:57 AM
Great doubles win Vera/Lena! Give your best against Amelie.

Go Vera!

Shoulderpova
May 14th, 2005, 04:40 AM
Bepa/Lena :hug: :smooch:

Epigone
May 14th, 2005, 07:35 AM
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Campo Centrale (from 14.00hrs)
1. Zvonareva vs. Mauresmo
2. Sharapova vs. Schnyder (NB 16.15hrs)
3. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva vs. Black/Huber

Bepa has a big day ahead of her. Udachi!!!

Epigone
May 14th, 2005, 01:42 PM
Amelie took the 1st set 6-2 :crying2:

Bepa had a BP chance at 2-5, but missed it :sad:

The set was on serve until Bepa was broken at 2-2

Shoulderpova
May 14th, 2005, 02:21 PM
It's Ok Bepa :hug: :smooch:
Now you must concentrate on doubles match with Lena :fiery: :fiery:
Do your best :hug: :smooch:
Great tournament, great week for Bepa :) :D

Epigone
May 14th, 2005, 02:23 PM
Amelie defeated Bepa 6-2 6-4 :bigcry:

She didn't have many chances, and she didn't really take them when she got them

Nevertheless, a Tier I SF is a great achievement after what happened last week

Next stop is the French Open, but first you have a doubles title to win :D

Clai
May 14th, 2005, 02:33 PM
Vera wasn't able to convert several break-points she had in the first set. But still, it's nice to see that Vera's game is back.

Good luck on your doubles match Vera/Lena!

daniela86
May 14th, 2005, 02:36 PM
It's Ok Bepa :hug: :smooch:
Now you must concentrate on doubles match with Lena :fiery: :fiery:
Do your best :hug: :smooch:
Great tournament, great week for Bepa :) :D
Indeed :D Bepa couldn't do nothing against Amélie today:( :( :( I'm sure she gave her best but Amélie had found how to beat her everytime :sobbing: :sobbing: :bigcry: :bigcry: and on whatever surface:( The worst is that i don't like this frenchwomen:sobbing: (i hope the winner of sharapova/schnyder will kick her ass :devil: )Nevertheless like five said,Bepa had a great tournament and i'm sure she will keep on playing like that,she had found out a confidence in herself and that was the most important :yeah: well done Bepa :woohoo: Win your second doubles title here plz :bowdown: you can do it, just repeat what you have done last week :D DAVAI LIL DOUBLE QUEEN!!:bigclap: We are very proud of the way you played at Rome!

goldenlox
May 14th, 2005, 03:06 PM
Vera made some forward strides this week.
But she's not all the way back.
She has to keep improving.

rrfnpump
May 14th, 2005, 04:01 PM
I dont understand how Mauresmo can beat Vera in straights in most of her encounters! Mauresmo (who I also dont like, because she is :yawn: ) has absolutely no weapons to hurt real top people like Clijsters, Henin, Davenport, Williams or Sharapova. She wont win against these players on normal days! Her being number 1 in the world is a complete joke!

Vera had good matches against Davenport and Williams. She won against Masha. She must beat Mauresmo to make a step forwards!

But good week, Vera :hug:

Shoulderpova
May 14th, 2005, 04:03 PM
I dont understand how Mauresmo can beat Vera in straights in most of her encounters! Mauresmo (who I also dont like, because she is :yawn: ) has absolutely no weapons to hurt real top people like Clijsters, Henin, Davenport, Williams or Sharapova. She wont win against these players on normal days! Her being number 1 in the world is a complete joke!

Vera had good matches against Davenport and Williams. She won against Masha. She must beat Mauresmo to make a step forwards!

But good week, Vera :hug:
I agree :(
I don't like Mauresmo :(

Epigone
May 14th, 2005, 04:35 PM
The fans were solidly behind Mauresmo and often whistled at Zvonareva, who has a habit of questioning every close call.:fiery::fiery::fiery::fiery::fiery:

Mauresmo reaches fifth consecutive Italian Open final (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylc=X3oDMTBpNDU1cml1BF9TAzk1ODYyNTg0BHNlYwN0 aA--?slug=ap-italianopen&prov=ap&type=lgns)

Clai
May 14th, 2005, 04:41 PM
The fans would expectedly go against Vera since she beat Schiavone.

Epigone
May 14th, 2005, 06:15 PM
Bepa and Lena lost the 1st set 1-6 :help: :help: :help:

It was an absolutely horrible set of tennis. They won 25% of points on their 1st serve, and 50% of points on their 2nd serve, and were broken 4 times. They converted only 1/6 BP chances, and missed 4 in one game, only to be broken in the following game.

If they don't focus, the outcome will be :o

Epigone
May 14th, 2005, 07:03 PM
Bepa and Lena were a kinda suckful 2/11 on BP in the 2nd set :help:, but levelled the match at 1-6 6-3 :bounce:

They broke at 3-3 and 5-3, so they are picking up the pace :yeah:

Hopefully they can close it out soon :worship:

DEETHELICK
May 14th, 2005, 07:44 PM
A Tier I semi before RG is a great way to build some confidence. She needs to use this week to focus on the positives and enter RG with hope.

She will be a dangerous threat there, as long as she holds it all together. A QF is not out of the question.

Epigone
May 14th, 2005, 07:53 PM
Black/Huber defeated Bepa/Lena 6-1 3-6 6-2 :bigcry:

They missed BPx2 in the final game, but were basically pathetic on BP throughout the match.

1st set = 1/6, 2nd set = 2/11, 3rd set = 1/9, match = 4/26 :smash:

That cost them the match :fiery:

goldenlox
May 14th, 2005, 07:55 PM
Now Vera can train up to RG. This week should give her a little confidence.
But she is capable of better.

daniela86
May 14th, 2005, 08:01 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :sobbing: :sobbing: :( :( :( What a pity!!! :bigcry: :bigcry: Again, Epigone's theory was true :eek: :cool: :clap2: :p Vera did a good tournament in single consequently, she didn't took the doubles trophy :( Good luck at RG Vera, i'm so impatient it begins :) :D I may see you in real life :cool: :cool: :bounce: Btw, i agree 100% wth rrfnpump, a QF is very do-able :D (except if Mauresmo or Hénin are in her part of draw )Davai!! :bounce:

BUBI
May 14th, 2005, 08:07 PM
She played quite well although she lost :crying2: :Bepa:

Clai
May 15th, 2005, 07:55 AM
It seems that Vera was already too tired yesterday. But still, she had a great tourney. Goodluck on your preparations for RG Vera!

pav
May 15th, 2005, 12:40 PM
I suppose just before this Tournament,We would have been very happy to settle for a semi final:) A little unusual to have the same Opponents (and outcomes )for the quarter and semi finals a year on,or is it?

Bepa does seem to have a real problem dealing with bloody Mauresmo:( given that bloody Mauresmo is a top Player,You would think a Player of Bepa's talent:worship: would have won or come very close one out of seven times:fiery:

Noticed Bepa receiving some praise and nice words on GM because She 'behaved well' during the match,seems the great GM horde would rather have Bepa lose pretty than win ugly:p I suppose the Bepa might go into a bloody Mauresmo contest knowing a loss is on the cards and when a game goes down the gurgler She doesn't feel the same need to beat Herself to a pulp as She does with a lesser opponent:eek:

Great to see the form coming back, a bit of a :fiery: with the

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Daniel
May 16th, 2005, 05:04 AM
I am happy she reached a semis since Memphis, she is getting there to the top leve lshe was before :D :D

saab95
May 16th, 2005, 12:11 PM
http://img148.echo.cx/img148/9448/0021eb.jpg

IMO, this week in Rome Vera looked much better :)

saab95
May 16th, 2005, 12:12 PM
http://img231.echo.cx/img231/9190/00314nd.jpg

it doesn't matter if she won

saab95
May 16th, 2005, 12:13 PM
http://img95.echo.cx/img95/5845/164ue.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)
or lost
She looked much better

saab95
May 16th, 2005, 12:14 PM
http://img95.echo.cx/img95/4405/130no.jpg

good luck Vera and her fans :wavey:

Epigone
May 16th, 2005, 02:09 PM
Thanks for the great pictures :worship:

BTW, Bepa is now at a career-high ranking of #13 in doubles :dance:

DEETHELICK
May 16th, 2005, 02:58 PM
Vera is playing good tennis. But its those elite wins that she can't seem to snag regularly enough.

She is in a seeding bracket with Patty, Justine and Venus, scheduled to meet either Nastya, Elena, Sveta or Nadia (Russian attack!).

I do worry about Vera's chances against the elite Russians. I think she has a good bet against every one of those girls except Elena and to a certain extent Sveta (and I'm genuinely not being bias).

Nastya and Vera have always played close matches and I think their games suit one another. Good solid hitting with variety sprinkled in. Nadia can be quite mentally shaky.

Sveta has the potential to blow anyone off the court. She is also more composed at times compared to Vera. Elena has the mental edge. That match at the USO was very important. Now Elena is even tougher and more solid, and hits it harder than Vera.

I hope Vera gets Nadia. Rematch at RG, because I believe Vera should have made that RG SF.

Epigone
May 16th, 2005, 11:50 PM
I hope Vera gets Nadia. Rematch at RG, because I believe Vera should have made that RG SF.I want Bepa and Nadia as far away from each other as possible. I want both of them picking up major points, so they can't meet in the 4th round.

I know which matchups I want, but I'm going to :tape: about that :p

andrewbroad
May 17th, 2005, 03:14 AM
I have just uploaded my Wimbledon 2004 report which contains a point-by-point description of Bepa's fourth-round match against Lindsay Davenport that was televised by the BBC.

http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/zvona/wimbledon2004.html

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Epigone
May 19th, 2005, 08:45 AM
From www.cska.ru
Вера Звонарева вышла в 1/2 финала турнира в Риме 14.05.2005
Представляющая ЦСКА теннисистка Вера Звонарева отлично выступает на турнире в Риме, где она добралась уже до полуфинала. В четвертьфинале Вера обыграла Франческу Скьявоне из Италии - 7:5, 7:6 (7:4), и теперь встретится с Амели Моресмо.
Удачно выступают в парном разряде Звонарева и Елена Лиховцева, вышедшие уже в третий круг.It's interesting that they posted this, but didn't post anything about Nadia making the final in Berlin.

Either Nadia isn't training there anymore, or they just love Bepa :bowdown:

Epigone
May 20th, 2005, 12:44 PM
It looks like Bepa has a possible matchup with Patty in the 4th round

I'm very happy about this :bounce:, but I want to see who she'll need to play to get there :scared:

Epigone
May 20th, 2005, 12:50 PM
Bepa's quarter of the draw

1-Lindsay Davenport (E-U)-Katarina Srebotnik (Slo)
Mailyne Andrieux (Fra)-Shuai Peng (Chi)
Tatiana Panova (Rus)-Qualifiée
Virginie Razzano (Fra)-25-Dinara Safina (Rus)
20-Daniela Hantuchova (Slovaquie)-Qualifiée
Denisa Chladkova (Tch)-Catalina Castano (Col)
Ludmila Cervanova (Slovaquie)-Aiko Nakamura (Jap)
Qualifiée-14-Kim Clijsters (Bel)

9-Vera Zvonareva (Rus)-Qualifiée
Qualifiée-Maria Kirilenko (Rus)
Jelena Kostanic (Cro)-Tamarine Tanasugarn (Tha)
Vera Douchevina (Rus)-21-Mary Pierce (Fra)
32-Flavia Pennetta (Ita)-Jill Craybas (E-U)
Marta Domachowska (Pol)-Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro (Fra)
Qualifiée-Qualifiée
Yoon Jeong Cho (Cor-S)-8-Patty Schnyder (Sui)

Possibly:
1st round - qualifier
2nd round- Masha Kirilenko
3rd round - Mary Pierce/Vera Douchevina
4th round - Patty Schnyder

If Bepa has regained her form on clay, I think this is a pretty good draw :yeah:

Foot's Fingers
May 20th, 2005, 01:31 PM
Good Draw if Vera can prolong her last form but as Mary as Masha as Patty are good players on theirs days

And nise that first opponent is going from Qualifying draw (if no Clarissa or Galya)

goldenlox
May 20th, 2005, 03:22 PM
I don't know if this a good draw or not.
It's up to Vera.

Clai
May 20th, 2005, 03:27 PM
Good luck Vera!

Epigone
May 20th, 2005, 03:35 PM
I am sick of the GM forum :yawn:

There is so much talk about Patty having a pretty easy road to the SF.

Maybe those people forget the 6-3 6-3 win over Patty that Bepa had at Amelia Island last year :(

Yeah, Patty has played well on clay this year, but look at what happened to Bepa last year :o (although she was sick)

If Bepa believes in herself, she is capable of a great result :bowdown:

daniela86
May 20th, 2005, 04:55 PM
I'm happy with this draw :D :bounce: :bounce: even if Bepa can play against Maria Kirilenko in the second round :sad: :( and Mary Pierce in the third round, the 2 players can be dangerous in a good day and Mary plays at home:scared: :scared: Nevertheless,if Vera keeps on playing like she did at Roma, she should reach the 1/8 at least :hehehe: :D and i definitly believe that she would have great chances to beat Patty if they meet in 1/8 :hehehe: :angel: Davai Vera :rocker: :rocker: :rocker2: worship: Kick some big asses here and let's make your best result in a Grand Slam, i believe in you, you can do it!! :dance: :dance: :aparty:

_LuCaS_
May 20th, 2005, 06:31 PM
Patty is a hard op.
Let's hope Bepa wins early rounds...and we'll see
Good luck girl :D :bigclap: :hug:

pav
May 20th, 2005, 09:56 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/pgg.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/pxx.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/pdd.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/phh.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/p5aa.jpgGood luck Bepa

goldenlox
May 21st, 2005, 03:28 PM
I'm going to be analyzing Vera's Diary entries -

2005-04-26
J&S Cup 2005, Warsaw

Hi everyone,
I’m really happy to be supported by all of you! I’ll try my best to make you happy and win more matches!
Thank you,
Vera

This first one, not enough information.
Who's the coach, what's the plan?
I want info :angel:

Epigone
May 21st, 2005, 03:40 PM
I'm going to be analyzing Vera's Diary entries:lol:

This first one, not enough information.
Who's the coach, what's the plan?
I want info :angel:I'm going to find out :)

goldenlox
May 21st, 2005, 03:43 PM
I'm going to be analyzing Vera's Diary entries -

2005-04-26
J&S Cup 2005, Warsaw

Hi everyone,
I’m really happy to be supported by all of you! I’ll try my best to make you happy and win more matches!
Thank you,
Vera

This first one, not enough information.
Who's the coach, what's the plan?
I want info :angel:I'm going to grade them also.
This first one gets a C-.
Vera needs to do better. :p

Epigone
May 21st, 2005, 03:49 PM
I'm going to grade them also.
This first one gets a C-.
Vera needs to do better. :pWhat can she do to improve?

BTW, how many other Russian players post messages for their fans?

goldenlox
May 21st, 2005, 03:57 PM
What can she do to improve?

BTW, how many other Russian players post messages for their fans?To improve - more info.
Zhenya posts her poetry. Sometimes Zhenya, Sveta, and Anna C. post.

Epigone
May 21st, 2005, 04:01 PM
To improve - more info.
Zhenya posts her poetry. Sometimes Zhenya, Sveta, and Anna C. post.Well, maybe you should post a nice message in her guestbook, and then she'll be inspired to make a larger diary entry ;)

goldenlox
May 21st, 2005, 04:06 PM
All I want is a diary entry that looks like Vera, and not something anyone can write.

Epigone
May 21st, 2005, 05:30 PM
Bepa faces Yvonne Meusburger of Austria in the 1st round

Here (http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/bios/profile/ws/wtam698.html) is her profile

Udachi!!!

daniela86
May 21st, 2005, 06:05 PM
All I want is a diary entry that looks like Vera, and not something anyone can write.
I agree, i want to discover Bepa's personnality :D :bowdown: and indeed, we need more info :p So Bepa, don't be shy and post longer messages :bounce: :angel: I agree with Epi, GL you should write her a message in her guestbook :cool: :cool:
Meusburger beat a slumping Nathalie Dechy this season in Fed Cup but except that, she didn't make impressive results so i think that Bepa should win in 2 easy sets :drool: :cool: Davai!!! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:
Btw, tomorrow i'll go to RG, i hope to see Vera and i'll try to speak at her :cool: :p

Epigone
May 21st, 2005, 06:08 PM
I agree with Epi, GL you should write her a message in her guestbook :cool: :cool: You seem to agree with me a lot :p
Where are you? :sad:

Meusburger beat a slumping Nathalie Dechy this season in Fed Cup but except that, she didn't make impressive results so i think that Bepa should win in 2 easy sets :drool: :cool: Davai!!! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: In Prague, she lost to Peer, and then lost to Nicole Pratt as a LL :o

Btw, tomorrow i'll go to RG, i hope to see Vera and i'll try to speak at her :cool: :pHave fun! :bounce:

Epigone
May 22nd, 2005, 02:51 AM
#9 Vera Zvonareva is nuts, she's never won anything above a Tier III, and she's been in bad form this year.:fiery:

Shoulderpova
May 22nd, 2005, 05:14 AM
OMG OMG you're so lucky Daniela :bowdown: :bowdown: :sad: :bigcry:
Have fun there and don't forget to ask for some autographs and photos :angel::kiss:
Epigone, forget about crappy posters in GM :wavey: :hug:
If Bepa is herself, Meusberger won't be able to create any problem for Bepa. I predict a win in straight sets for our Bepa :bowdown: :drool: :cool:
Allez Bepa ! :bigclap: :bigclap:

Epigone
May 22nd, 2005, 06:35 PM
If Bepa is herself, Meusberger won't be able to create any problem for Bepa. I predict a win in straight sets for our Bepa :bowdown: :drool: :cool:
Allez Bepa ! :bigclap: :bigclap:Well, let's hope that she's calm Bepa, rather than :shout: Bepa ;)

Monday - Court 6 from 11:00
Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Paradorn Srichaphan (THA) vs. Radek Stepanek (CZE)[16]

followed by
Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Ludmila Cervanova (SVK) vs. Aiko Nakamura (JPN)

Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
David Nalbandian (ARG)[10] vs. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)

Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[9] vs. Yvonne Meusburger (AUT)

pav
May 22nd, 2005, 09:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Larson's Roland Garros Look Forward
#9 Vera Zvonareva is nuts, she's never won anything above a Tier III, and she's been in bad form this year.

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pav
May 22nd, 2005, 10:36 PM
Just reading this from the Mercury News -


Sharapova spent an hour Saturday hitting with another Russian, Vera Zvonareva, who trains in Delray Beach, Fla., and she has more than enough force to hit through these courts against most opponents, almost regardless of the weather conditions. Prediction: She'll run into Henin-Hardenne in the quarters, where she'll find out, as she did at Berlin, that a certain amount of finesse is needed to win this tournament.

Clai
May 22nd, 2005, 11:51 PM
Good luck on your match Vera! I hope you'll stay focused and calm.

Davai!

andrewbroad
May 23rd, 2005, 12:03 AM
Just reading this from the Mercury News -


Sharapova spent an hour Saturday hitting with another Russian, Vera Zvonareva, who trains in Delray Beach, Fla., and she has more than enough force to hit through these courts against most opponents, almost regardless of the weather conditions.

Cool! Hopefully my two Russians will spend another couple of hours hitting with each other on Saturday 4th June! :) :)

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_LuCaS_
May 24th, 2005, 02:08 PM
Congrats Bepa :D :bigclap:
keep it up

Epigone
May 24th, 2005, 02:09 PM
Bepa won 6-3 6-1, and faces Eva Birnerova in the 2nd round

She will also play doubles will Lena L, and they are seeded #4

Foot's Fingers
May 24th, 2005, 02:13 PM
Congrats Vera

Solid win, and no nerves on court

Shoulderpova
May 24th, 2005, 02:14 PM
Go Bepa :hug: :smooch:

goldenlox
May 24th, 2005, 03:43 PM
A good start for Vera. She can be a real factor in this tournament.

Epigone
May 24th, 2005, 04:59 PM
Wednesday - Court 7 - 11:00 Start

Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
David Nalbandian (ARG)[10] vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE)

followed by
Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[9] vs. Eva Birnerova (CZE)

Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Robin Vik (CZE) vs. Carlos Moya (ESP)[14]

Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Sandra Kloesel (GER) vs. Patty Schnyder (SUI)[8]

KV
May 24th, 2005, 07:10 PM
Pretty good first round score. :)

Daniel
May 24th, 2005, 07:10 PM
Good luck in 2R VEra :D :bounce: :worship:

GoCAm
May 24th, 2005, 07:37 PM
Hey,

Here is a pic I took yesterday @ RG

goldenlox
May 24th, 2005, 07:57 PM
Thanks for the pic. I hope Vera is that happy in 12 days.

daniela86
May 24th, 2005, 08:28 PM
You seem to agree with me a lot :p
Where are you? :sad:
Great minds think alike :hug: :D ;) Last week,i was very busy because i did all the stuff i had to do in order to have more free time :drool: to follow :hearts:RG :hearts:
Have fun ! :bounce:
Thanks :kiss: I had a great day for sure, i saw a lot of my faves and i took some pics and autographs :) But unfortunatly, I missed our Bepa :bigcry:

Congrats for the very solid entrance in the tournament Bepa:bigclap: :banana: :yeah: , i think she played as well as in Rome :D If she keeps on playing like this, she should win against Eva too :) Nevertheless she must be careful all the same coz Eva must have played pretty good to beat Makiri and tomorrow, it will be her 5th match in Rg so she is probably more adapted to the surface than Bepa. DAVAI BEPAAAAAAAAA!! :bounce: Plz win to prove at your haters that they were wrong (Bob Larson = :fiery: :mad: :mad: :fiery: ) One can't have reached the top 10 without reasons :rolleyes: I would like to see his face when Bepa will win a Grand Slam ( i'm so sure she will do it!! :D )
Btw, Despite the fact that i prefer Nastya than Lena L,I'm glad to see that Bepa plays with Lena L even in grand slams :D IMO, the Lena/Vera team is better than the Nastya/Vera team :p

Epigone
May 25th, 2005, 06:36 AM
Check out the guestbook on Bepa's website :bolt:

Clai
May 25th, 2005, 09:13 AM
:bounce: whoa! Vera dropped by to thank her fans!

davai Vera!

Foot's Fingers
May 25th, 2005, 10:25 AM
Good Luck Vera!!!

Foot's Fingers
May 25th, 2005, 10:26 AM
Check out the guestbook on Bepa's website :bolt:


Link???

Epigone
May 25th, 2005, 10:31 AM
Link???http://verazvonareva.net/index.php?action=guestbook :)

Foot's Fingers
May 25th, 2005, 10:53 AM
thnks)))

Epigone
May 25th, 2005, 01:02 PM
Bepa lost the 1st set 4-6

She had 5 winners and 27 unforced errors :help:

Foot's Fingers
May 25th, 2005, 01:33 PM
Vera serving for second set
Go and take it!!!

Foot's Fingers
May 25th, 2005, 01:36 PM
Vera won the second 6-3

Vera was managed to reduce UE and pick up winners

Good Luck in FS

Epigone
May 25th, 2005, 01:37 PM
Bepa fought back to take the 2nd set 6-3, but she is struggling :sad:

However, if she cuts down on the unforced errors, I think she'll be fine :)

ys
May 25th, 2005, 01:57 PM
Well done, Verun-Chick..:)

Epigone
May 25th, 2005, 01:59 PM
Bepa won 4-6 6-3 6-0, and will face Mary Pierce in the 3rd round :)

Her winners/UE ratio was :help:

ys
May 25th, 2005, 02:08 PM
Yeah, real tests start now. I would expect Vera to be on Chatrier on Friday.

Foot's Fingers
May 25th, 2005, 02:08 PM
but last set statistic is good enough 5 ue/ 8 winners

Anyway Congrats Vera and be ready for Mary

Clai
May 25th, 2005, 02:34 PM
Good win Vera! I hope she limits her DFs and unforced errors next time.

Foot's Fingers
May 25th, 2005, 02:53 PM
Vera not entered mixed doubles this time

What you think is it good for her or not?

goldenlox
May 25th, 2005, 03:23 PM
This ends the easy part for Vera.
Pierce won easily today, and the French crowd will be for her.
Vera has to be very focused, and compete for every point.

Epigone
May 25th, 2005, 03:28 PM
Vera not entered mixed doubles this time

What you think is it good for her or not?That's a shame, but she probably has a good reason for doing so.

If Bepa is happy with the decision, then I'm happy :p

the cat
May 25th, 2005, 03:28 PM
I think Vera will beat Pierce in 3 sets. :D She has the game to beat Pierce. Vera moves much better than Pierce does and movement is very important in clay court tennis.

And yes Foot's, it's good that Vera isn't spending valuable energy playing mixed doubles.

Epigone
May 25th, 2005, 03:48 PM
Someone in the GM said that the commentators mentioned that Bepa cried at least twice during the match :o :sad:

goldenlox
May 25th, 2005, 04:05 PM
The only time she played Pierce, Vera lost a very big Fed Cup match in November 2003.
This draw is brutal. After Pierce it's Patty, then Kim.
But one match at a time. Vera will need to play her best against Mary.

daniela86
May 25th, 2005, 04:38 PM
The only time she played Pierce, Vera lost a very big Fed Cup match in November 2003.
This draw is brutal. After Pierce it's Patty, then Kim.
But one match at a time. Vera will need to play her best against Mary.
Indeed and the match against Pierce :scared: me a lil :( The frenchies simply adore Pierce, she is their favourite number 1 and i really hope that the crowd won't cheer for her as loudly as they cheered in 2000 in SF against Hingis :scared: :scared:
Btw, i think that Vera has pretty good chances against Mary if she plays at her best :D :worship: So Bepa, cut those UEs and DFs as much as possible plz!! :bowdown: :bowdown: You have to improve your last year's result :D :bowdown: Moreover, :yeah:@ Bepa for the fight against Eva :D even if she should have won easier :(
She plays tomorrow her doubles match with Lena L, davai bepa/lena :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

_LuCaS_
May 27th, 2005, 08:09 PM
Bepa lost :sad:

Epigone
May 27th, 2005, 08:30 PM
Serving at 5-3 in the 1st set, one disputed linecall (Bepa was correct), and the implosion began :bigcry:

After she lost the 1st set TB 7-2, she was upset and yelling at Lex, and then things went downhill in the 2nd set. More disputed linecalls, and lots of booing from the crowd :fiery:

Result - Mary def. Bepa 7-6(2) 7-5 :sad:

daniela86
May 27th, 2005, 08:43 PM
I'm so sad, bepa had many opportunities especially in the 1st set when she led 5/2* and she even had a SP at 6/5* before mary came back :sad: :sad: Vera had the game to win against her but her mental was so fragile and she was clearly upset coz of the crowd :sad: :fiery: :sad: There was some strange points especially in the 2nd set and bepa called the empire many times, then the crowd booed her and she was about to cry many times. (But she only cried after the 1st set :bigcry: ) What a pity, i'm really really very sad of her loss :sobbing: Now, I hope that Epi's theory will be true and that she will win the doubles with Lena L coz i think she needs some solid wins to cheer her up and to prevent her from slumping another time :bounce:
Davai Bepa, we love and believe in you :cool: :cool: :bigclap:

pav
May 27th, 2005, 08:51 PM
You could see Mary had done Her homework on Bepa,She was mucking round like an old chook http://smileys.******************/cat/16/16_3_122.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYYYNZ) adjusting Her hair,tapping Her racquet,rolling Her eyes :rolleyes: like they had about a kilo of clay in them,smiling at the crowd to keep them whistling and hooting, knowing full well Bepa has a short fuse http://smileys.******************/cat/4/4_2_207.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYYYNZ) but Bepa must have known this was coming,and should have won the first set at least. How about the two aces that had to be replayed? She handled that little drama well,not sure if Bepa needs this http://smileys.******************/cat/4/4_2_111v.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYYYNZ) or http://smileys.******************/cat/11/11_1_203.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYYYNZ)

the cat
May 28th, 2005, 01:01 AM
Oh Vera. Oh Epi. :( It sounds like Mary Pierce's stalling act worked on Vera as did the horrible French cowd. :mad: The French open crowd deserves their reputation as the worst and most unsportmanlike tennis fans in the world.

rrfnpump
May 28th, 2005, 08:56 AM
Just another headcase :o :sad:

Keep it up, Vera, your slump has ended here. Now get your act together and rock Wimbledon!

Epigone
May 28th, 2005, 10:36 AM
Look at this (http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2005-05-27/200505271117217528304.html) :fiery:

Pierce works old magic to upset Zvonareva
By Araz Gulekjian
Friday, May 27, 2005
Home town favourite Mary Pierce continued her magical Parisian run with a solid performance on Friday to earn a spot in the last sixteen.

The 30-year-old French veteran recovered from a shaky first set to oust Russian No9 seed Vera Zvonareva 7-6 (2), 7-5 in a two hour 12 minute match peppered with breaks of serves on Philippe Chatrier Court.

Pierce, a champion here in 2000 and runner-up in 1994, committed 55 unforced errors to her young opponent's 42, but thumped 34 winners to Zvonareva's 16 during the hotly contested battle.

She now squares off with 8 seed southpaw Patty Schnyder of Switzerland, who outlasted Italian Flavia Pennetta earlier on Friday.

The Canadian-born, American-raised and French-naturalized Pierce struggled to get any form of consistency on her shots as Zvonareva raced to a 5-2 lead.

But the trimmed Frenchwoman cut on her dismal number of unforced errors and began to find her range as she reeled off three games to make it 5-all.

She saved a set point in the eleventh game and dominated proceedings in the tie-breaker.

The fist-pumping Pierce grew in confidence and broke a frustrated Zvonareva, who constantly contested line calls. Pierce went up 4-2, gave up that lead but finally closed it out in the eleventh game when the Russian sailed a forehand wide.Where does this "journalist" mention the reason the linecalls were contested (because they were :bs: ), or how the crowd was booing Bepa? :rolleyes:

What a pile of garbage :shout:

pav
May 28th, 2005, 12:25 PM
Look at this (http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2005-05-27/200505271117217528304.html) :fiery:
Where does this "journalist" mention the reason the linecalls were contested (because they were :bs: ), or how the crowd was booing Bepa? :rolleyes:

What a pile of garbage :shout:

Great reporting alright,remember the performance over the Serena"The ball was in!"incident. I don't think many Umpires would have let the crowd carry on for so long while a Player was attempting to serve,and they even booed Her off the court for daring to question the calls, one of the commentators said when playing a French player at RG You should never question a call even if it lands a foot inside the line,what a load of crap! it is a pity Bepa couldn't have brought Herself to smile and wave at the buggers as She left,but I suppose that is easier said than done

Clai
May 28th, 2005, 03:07 PM
:( Oh Vera...

goldenlox
May 28th, 2005, 03:28 PM
At least Vera is showing signs of her good form.
She could have won Eastbourne last year.
I'm expecting a solid grasscourt season from Vera.

Epigone
May 28th, 2005, 03:36 PM
At least Vera is showing signs of her good form.Good form means nothing if she keeps going off the rails like this.

goldenlox
May 28th, 2005, 03:49 PM
Playing pro tennis gives a player unique experiences.
Playing in front of a French crowd, against a good player.

Most people never have those kind of life experiences.
And Vera gets emotionally involved.

Epigone
May 28th, 2005, 04:02 PM
Playing pro tennis gives a player unique experiences.
Playing in front of a French crowd, against a good player.

Most people never have those kind of life experiences.
And Vera gets emotionally involved.Being booed by a stadium full of people for quite correctly questioning bad linecalls is an experience that nobody should have to endure.

I wonder if this will change her opinion about which Slam she likes the most?

goldenlox
May 28th, 2005, 04:23 PM
When you play Pierce in France, it's like Fed Cup.
It's part of being a tennis star.
You play in front of big crowds, against other good players.

goldenlox
May 28th, 2005, 05:32 PM
Vera and Lena won. I think Vera is close to turning the corner, and getting on that same roll that she was on last summer.

Epigone
May 29th, 2005, 12:35 AM
Vera and Lena won.After Bepa and Lena took the 1st set 6-1, I didn't think that the 2nd would be that close. Perhaps if they hadn't been broken in their opening service game of the 2nd set, they would have continued the steamrolling :devil:

I think Vera is close to turning the corner, and getting on that same roll that she was on last summer.Like I said, if she is going to implode because of a few BS calls, it's going to be much harder for her to achieve good results.

Yes, the crowd didn't help, but the same thing has happened in other countries and against other opponents.

daniela86
May 29th, 2005, 11:22 AM
Congrats Vera/Lena for the easy win :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :clap2: :worship: :bounce: They play Asagoe/Srebotnik now :p Udachi! :kiss:

Epigone
May 30th, 2005, 12:02 PM
Monday - Court 3 - 11:00 Start
Women's Doubles - 3rd Rnd.
Emilie Loit (FRA)[12]/
Nicole Pratt (AUS)[12] vs. Eva Birnerova (CZE)/Andreea Vanc (ROM)

Men's Doubles - 3rd Rnd.
Martin Damm (CZE)[12]/Mariano Hood (ARG)[12] vs. Marcin Matkowski (POL)/Alexander Waske (GER) Suspended

followed by

Women's Doubles - 3rd Rnd.
Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)[4]/Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[4] vs. Shinobu Asagoe (JPN)[13]/Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)[13]

Boys' Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Gianluca Naso (ITA) vs. Carsten Ball (AUS)[13]

Epigone
May 30th, 2005, 03:17 PM
Srebotnik/Asagoe def. Bepa/Lena 6-2 6-4 :sobbing:

A horrible match :sad:

Bepa and Lena broke in the opening game of the match, but things went off the rails after that.

They trailed *0-5 in the 2nd, and got it to *4-5 30-15, but were broken for the match :o

daniela86
May 30th, 2005, 05:21 PM
I can't believe this result is true :eek: :sad: :sad: WTH happened? I was so sure that they would win in 2 :sad: :bigcry: Maybe Lena L was tired after her long single match yesterday :sad: :confused: This Rg was so terrible for Bepa, she lost early in both competition :( and Epi's theory was for the 1st time wrong :( :( :sad: Hope she'll make a better grass season :D Let's go Bepa, good luck for Eastbourne :D

rrfnpump
May 30th, 2005, 05:29 PM
thats a bad bad loss for both :sad::sad:

goldenlox
May 31st, 2005, 05:26 PM
Pierce is having a great tournament.
Vera had a tough draw. She should feel good about her last 2 tournaments.

Epigone
May 31st, 2005, 10:22 PM
Pierce is having a great tournament.
Vera had a tough draw. She should feel good about her last 2 tournaments.She should have defeated Mary.

Fear the implosion :scared: :sad:

pav
Jun 1st, 2005, 09:44 AM
The implosion takes it's deadly toll
even when Bepa's on a winning roll
a missed shot or bad line call
is enough to start it all
once it wells up from within
the dreaded meltdown does begin

We have all witnessed Bepa seemingly cruising
throw Herself in reverse and then start losing
then We see Our Bepa who is capable of so much more
end up cast away on the tennis shore
even with Her in built volcano She still does OK
let's ban the implosion,Bepa,throw it away http://smileys.******************/cat/4/4_13_16v.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYYYNZ)

Epigone
Jun 1st, 2005, 03:35 PM
Did anyone see the pic of Bepa, Nastya, and Lena L. from the ITF Champions Dinner?
You know where to look for it ;)

Most people wore black, but look at what Bepa was wearing! :eek:
Her clothes definitely make her stand out :yeah: :worship:

What's more, check out her hair! :D

goldenlox
Jun 1st, 2005, 04:09 PM
Vera has been playing doubles with Lena L.
Vera knows for sure that she can do this also.
It's just a matter of time, and Vera will be in a slam semi, and final.

pav
Jun 1st, 2005, 09:40 PM
Did anyone see the pic of Bepa, Nastya, and Lena L. from the ITF Champions Dinner?
You know where to look for it ;)

Most people wore black, but look at what Bepa was wearing! :eek:
Her clothes definitely make her stand out :yeah: :worship:

What's more, check out her hair! :D
I hadn't seen that, a classic, no little uniform black number for Bepa!this sets new standards,a beautiful orchid wrapped in a bunch of wildflowers
Hell, first the Moscow curtain
and now the flower show
these standout fashion statements
how far can this Girl go?

Gorki
Jun 1st, 2005, 10:37 PM
Look at this (http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2005-05-27/200505271117217528304.html) :fiery:
Where does this "journalist" mention the reason the linecalls were contested (because they were :bs: ), or how the crowd was booing Bepa? :rolleyes:

What a pile of garbage :shout:

This guy works here sometimes on Belgian television... He's so pretentious, that's unbelievable... everything he says seems to be the truth to him, and there's no need to discuss... :rolleyes:

andrewbroad
Jun 2nd, 2005, 02:03 AM
Did anyone see the pic of Bepa, Nastya, and Lena L. from the ITF Champions Dinner?
You know where to look for it ;)

Bepa looks stunning in that photo! :hearts: I hope more photos from the Dinner will surface (preferably from non-Getty sources).

Bepa doesn't play the glamour-game very often, so seeing a photo like this gave me goosebumps - she scrubs up very nicely when she chooses to! :o

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http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/zvona/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/zvona/)

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

Epigone
Jun 2nd, 2005, 03:07 AM
Thanks to leaburn on Bepa's website :worship:

http://img240.echo.cx/img240/8100/ddddfdf4au.jpg

Is it just me, or is her hair in pigtails? :scratch:

goldenlox
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:19 PM
Vera has played okay in Rome and Paris. Not great, okay.
But that's better than most of her 2005.
This is the time last year, when she started to put it all together.

Epigone
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:40 PM
Vera has played okay in Rome and Paris. Not great, okay.
But that's better than most of her 2005.
This is the time last year, when she started to put it all together.IMO, Bepa will not be at all happy with her RG campaign.

She had Mary on the ropes, and let her get away :sad:

Had the match not been played at RG, I think that Bepa would have won.
IMO, the crowd took Bepa out of the match with all the jeering :(

The officials should have closed the stadium gates, told the players to leave the court, and then lobbed some teargas grenades into the stands. That would have taught the crowd some manners :devil:

goldenlox
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:44 PM
I don't think Vera is happy with her year. Except for Memphis.
She is capable of much better.
I think Vera is a bit immature. A little like Dinara.
They both will probably have their peak years after they are 23.

goldenlox
Jun 3rd, 2005, 06:54 PM
It's A Russian Revolution

This year’s Hastings Direct International Championships are on the verge of another Russian revolution.

Two more of the world’s top twenty players, Vera Zvonareva (http://eastbourne.lta.org.uk/News/050601Zvonareva.htm#zvonareva) (No. 11), and Elena Likhovtseva (http://eastbourne.lta.org.uk/News/050601Zvonareva.htm#likhovtseva) (No. 19), have signed up alongside fellow countrywomen, Anastasia Myskina (No.6) and Svetlana Kuznetsova (No. 7), who has already announced her intention to defend her title at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, 11-18 June.

The Russian stars, Vera Zvonareva and Elena Likhovtseva, both of whom are familiar with the surroundings of Eastbourne, having played in the Championships last year, will not be phased by the tough opposition which includes Justine Henin-Hardenne, Kim Clijsters and Amelie Mauresmo.

Vera recently won on Tour at Memphis and Elena has showed some top doubles form, which she will hope to transpose onto her singles game.

Joint Championships Director John Feaver welcomed the Russians’ decision to play: “This summer will be one of the strongest draws in many years at the Hastings Direct International Championships. Vera and Elena are two more fantastic additions to the draw. Devonshire Park is set for a week of truly world class tennis.”

Tickets are available to see some of the finest tennis players in the world, at the 30th Hastings Direct International Championships, by calling the ticket information line on 01323 412 000.



Player Profiles

Vera Zvonareva ("") - 2005 In Detail:

JANUARY – She played her first Tour match of the year at Sydney only to lose in the second round. As No.9 seed at the Australian Open Vera lost to Douchevina in the second round. She reached her first career Grand Slam semi-final (w/Myskina) at the Australian Open, eventually falling to No.6 seeds Kuznetsova/Molik.

FEBRUARY – As top seed at Pattaya City, Vera easily reached the quarter-final but was upset by Linetskaya in straight sets. She then went onto capture her third career singles title and second straight victory as top seed at Memphis.

MARCH – Vera withdrew from Indian Wells due to a throat problem and returned to court at Miami as No.9 seed.

APRIL – As No.6 seed at Amelia Island, Vera reached the quarter-final before losing to Razzano. She was then upset in the second-round as No.6 seed at Charleston and again in the second-round at Warsaw.

MAY – As No.5 seed at Berlin she lost her fourth straight match in the second-round. However she made amends and teamed with Likhovtseva to capture her second career doubles title at Berlin. This inspired her to break her losing streak by reaching the semi-final in Rome.

Season-Ending Singles rankings:
2004-11; 2003-13; 2002-45; 2001-371; 2000-357


WTA Tour singles wins:
Winner (3 WTA Tour): 2005 - Memphis; 2004 - Memphis; 2003 - Bol; 2002 - ITF/Naples-USA; 2000 - ITF/Moscow-RUS; 1999 - F/Tbilisi-GEO

pav
Jun 3rd, 2005, 09:26 PM
Quote Epigone
The officials should have closed the stadium gates, told the players to leave the court, and then lobbed some teargas grenades into the stands. That would have taught the crowd some manners :devil:


Sounds like a Rugby League test in Port Moresby :lol:

daniela86
Jun 4th, 2005, 02:15 PM
The officials should have closed the stadium gates, told the players to leave the court, and then lobbed some teargas grenades into the stands. That would have taught the crowd some manners :devil:


I'm sure the crowd would have managed to defend himself:p,he has more than one trick up his sleeve :o i remember when the crowd threw an egg on the court during the match Hingis-Testud some years ago :rolleyes: :fiery: :(
It seems that nobody can teach the french crowd some manners :p It's hopeless :o :o
Btw, i hope Vera forgot that dreadful match (just like she managed to forget her awful RG last year) and that she is fully focused on her grass season :rocker: :rocker2:Too bad she won't play at Birmingham:bigcry:, there are some great players there and it could have been a nice practise before Wimbly as the grass season is too short :)
Moreover, i like her flashy dress:D It's more lively than the dark ones and it suits her:cool: (although IMO it's not made for a 21 year old girl :o) and her hairstyle looks like pigtails indeed :lol: :p
I actually adore Vera's originality:worship:, she isn't a copycat and has an unique style :yeah: :worship:

goldenlox
Jun 4th, 2005, 03:08 PM
I agree with skipping Birmingham.
It's packed for a Tier III.
I like the Rosmalen field. I think Vera could win that.
But she was very good at Eastbourne last year. Almost made the final.

Epigone
Jun 5th, 2005, 05:38 AM
Has anyone noticed that Bepa seems to be using a different racquet?

In Berlin she had a racquet with "Fischer" written in red on the throat, but "Fischer" was written in fluoro green on the throat of the racquet that she used in Rome and at the French Open.

Could it be the new Magnetic Speed (http://www.fischer-tennis.com/en/rackets/newsdetail.php?id_news_group=3&id_news=346), or just a paintjob?

There are more pics of the rqcquet in this (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=49540&page=1&pp=15) thread.

goldenlox
Jun 6th, 2005, 04:49 PM
A different angle - http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/itfchamps/f_9.jpg

pav
Jun 7th, 2005, 07:46 AM
Good to see Bepa getting a positive thread in GM (for once)

Epigone
Jun 7th, 2005, 09:08 AM
Good to see Bepa getting a positive thread in GM (for once)Agreed! :D

This (http://wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=170457) is a thread that I didn't expect to see in the GM

pav
Jun 7th, 2005, 09:44 AM
How about this classic ranking from thisislondon site







TODAY'S TOP FIVE ANGRY STARS:

XAVIER MALISSE: Hot-head Malisse was suspended for four weeks by the ATP this year after being defaulted from the Nasdaq-100 in March for verbally abusing and throwing a ball at a line-judge, then kicking over his chair. Malisse was winning his match at the time.
Tantrumometer rating: !!!!!

LLEYTON HEWITT: The loudmouth Aussie's ill-advised rants have plunged him into controversy after calling one umpire a "spastic", then walking into a race storm for comments made at a black linesman during a match against African-American James Blake.
Tantrumometer rating: !!!!

VERA ZVONAREVA: The emotionally-suspect Russian regularly breaks down in tears during her matches and has become adept at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Once threw a water bottle into a crowd who were berating her over her tantrums.
Tantrumometer rating: !!!

MARAT SAFIN: Surly Russian Safin is not a man to cross and is known as the leading racket-smasher in the men's game. Saves many of his best moans for post-match press conferences and last year declared he would not return to Wimbledon because he hated the grass.
Tantrumometer rating: !! TIM HENMAN: This wild Brit was defaulted from a Wimbledon doubles match in 1995 for whacking a ball girl in the face with an ill-timed volley. Also lost his cool in Hamburg this year when an important umpiring decision went against him.
Tantrumometer rating:!


always knew Bepa was a top five talent http://smileys.******************/cat/36/36_19_2.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYYYNZ)

Epigone
Jun 7th, 2005, 11:34 AM
VERA ZVONAREVA: The emotionally-suspect Russian regularly breaks down in tears during her matches and has become adept at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Once threw a water bottle into a crowd who were berating her over her tantrums.
Tantrumometer rating: !!!
always knew Bepa was a top five talent http://smileys.******************/cat/36/36_19_2.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYYYNZ):lol:, but a tantrumometer rating of just !!!? :awww:

Bepa has made tennis an interactive sport :D

As long as she doesn't cross the line by resorting to an Eric Cantona-style karate kick into the crowd, she will still be an :angel: in my eyes :p

I wonder what the WTT officials did in response to this incident...

Clai
Jun 7th, 2005, 12:41 PM
Good to see Bepa getting a positive thread in GM (for once)

They've finally realized what we knew all along - Vera's a babe on- and off-court :hearts: :worship:

Epigone
Jun 7th, 2005, 06:39 PM
When asked about Bepa playing Fed Cup against the USA, Tarpischev said:
У Звонаревой есть психологические проблемы, и она, так скажем, "менее в порядке", чем все остальные.He said that she has psychological problems, and has less chance of being selected than all the others :fiery:

goldenlox
Jun 7th, 2005, 06:48 PM
All the Russian players are inconsistent, except Sharapova.
And she's not playing Fed Cup.

Epigone
Jun 7th, 2005, 07:20 PM
All the Russian players are inconsistent, except Sharapova.
And she's not playing Fed Cup.This isn't about Bepa being inconsistent. You can be inconsistent without :crying2:

Tarpischev cited "psychological problems" as the reason for overlooking her.

goldenlox
Jun 7th, 2005, 07:25 PM
Tarpischev says a lot of goofy stuff.

Epigone
Jun 7th, 2005, 07:29 PM
Tarpischev says a lot of goofy stuff.Agreed, but he has a point this time (although I don't like it as justification for overlooking her).

If Bepa was more positive, she would have defeated Mary at RG.

That loss was down to losing focus, and then crumbling completely when the crowd really came to life :sad:

goldenlox
Jun 7th, 2005, 07:32 PM
He doesn't want to play Vera against Lindsay or Venus.
He doesn't want to play Sveta either.

Tarpischev wants Myskina to have a good grass season.

Epigone
Jun 8th, 2005, 09:14 AM
He doesn't want to play Vera against Lindsay or Venus.
He doesn't want to play Sveta either.

Tarpischev wants Myskina to have a good grass season.:yawn:

He doesn't want Bepa playing against anyone. If he plans on having her play in the future, that was an unwise statement to make.

Spunky83
Jun 11th, 2005, 12:25 AM
I converted all the stuff for www.anastasia-myskina.com but as I like both players, I figured it was a cool match for you guys as well (although it was painful), so maybe you want to take a look at this:


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Here it is...it took me ages to do that and you need xvid to see it, if you don´t have the decoder go here: http://www.xvid.org/

San Diego 2004 SF Nastya def. Vera Z. 6-2 6-7 7-6 (17-15 :worship: )

Don´t forget there´s a download-limitation, so check back the next day

COMPLETE TIE-BREAK:
http://rapidshare.de/files/2303129/2004_San_Diego_SF_Nastya_vs._Vera_Tie_Break__Part_ I_.avi.html

http://rapidshare.de/files/2303108/2004_San_Diego_SF_Nastya_vs._Vera_Tie_Break__Part_ II_.avi.html

http://rapidshare.de/files/2303165/2004_San_Diego_SF_Nastya_vs._Vera_Tie_Break__Part_ III_.avi.html


Post-Match Inteview:
http://rapidshare.de/files/2302172/2004_San_Diego_Post_match_Interview__SF_.avi.html


An amazing winner by Nastya:
http://rapidshare.de/files/2303032/2004_San_Diego_Super_winner_by_Nastya.avi.html

Epigone
Jun 11th, 2005, 03:55 AM
Thanks Spunky :worship:

This is the match that I vowed I would never watch :bigcry:

I was on a bus in Estonia and texted my friend for the result, and she said that Bepa had lost. It wasn't until I got to Vilnius (Vaiva :wavey: :p) a few days later that I found out what had actually happened. I was stunned :sobbing:

Both Bepa and Nastya played great tennis, so it sux that one of them had to lose. Having said that, I think that Bepa got a BS call at *7-6 (MP#5 :help: ). IMO, Nastya hit a BH long during that rally (the crowd went "oooohhhh" when it happened), but I guess that's life :shrug:

Death to that netcord at 15-15 :fiery:

Bepa's dropshot at 0-0 :tape:, but the dropshot at 0-2 :bowdown:

_LuCaS_
Jun 11th, 2005, 10:56 AM
Great match indeed :worship:
Last year was such a good year for both

PS: Bepa at the net was :eek: :worship:

Epigone
Jun 11th, 2005, 01:46 PM
PS: Bepa at the net was :eek: :worship:True :bowdown:

Sometimes her volleying can be :tape:, but she showed that she is very capable at the net.

There were some nice angles, and I especially loved the BH drive-volley to save a MP :worship:

goldenlox
Jun 11th, 2005, 03:22 PM
The best Vera match might have been the loss to Serena.
Until the middle of the third set, Vera was playing awesome tennis.
And the wins over Sharapova and Golovin in Montreal, were good efforts.

Epigone
Jun 11th, 2005, 05:41 PM
(1) Mauresmo vs. Bye
Pennetta vs. Ivanovic
Asagoe vs. Qualifier
Bartoli vs. (6) Likhovtseva

(4) Myskina vs. Bye
Qualifier vs. Hantuchova
Qualifier vs. Sprem
Vaidisova vs. (5) Zvonareva

(7) Clijsters vs. Jankovic
Martinez vs. Baltacha
Razzano vs. Farina Elia
Bye vs. (3) Molik

(8) Dechy vs. Janes
Sugiyama vs. Frazier
Qualifier vs. Maleeva
Bye vs. (2) Kuznetsova

This is going to be fun :rolls:

goldenlox
Jun 11th, 2005, 05:57 PM
Nicole played Birmingham, I don't think she's comfortable on grass yet.
Sprem can be difficult.
But this is a good section of the draw.
Vera can do well here, if she plays well.

daniela86
Jun 11th, 2005, 06:14 PM
I don't like this draw very much :mad: :mad: Even if Vaidisova lost in 2 sets against Daniilidou at Birmingham, she played amazingly well against Cohen Aloro according to the Boiled Egg :worship: I think she can be a threat for Vera if she is in a good day :scared: :scared: Nevertheless, Vera almost reached the final at Eastbourne last year:) and i'm sure she is very impatient to defend her points there:bounce: :rocker2: so i think she will play pretty good :rocker: I have a strong intuition about it :bowdown: :angel: Davai vera, lets' begin the grass season strongly! :cool::cool: :cool:
Btw, i'm impatient to see the doubles draw, i wonder if Vera will come back to play with Nastya after her disappointing performance at RG with Lena L .

Derek.
Jun 11th, 2005, 06:41 PM
:eek: Very tough draw! All those good players in that little section! :scared: Vera must play good or else a 1st round exit ticket will have her name on it. Good luck Bepa. :)

_LuCaS_
Jun 11th, 2005, 08:42 PM
Good luck Bepa ;)

goldenlox
Jun 11th, 2005, 08:58 PM
Maybe Vera needs a psychologist - http://smileys.******************/cat/3/3_2_7.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001)

_LuCaS_
Jun 11th, 2005, 09:08 PM
You could recommend yours :p

goldenlox
Jun 11th, 2005, 09:09 PM
:bowdown: I'm my own psychologist :silly:

Daniel
Jun 12th, 2005, 02:47 AM
Good luck VEra!!! :worship: :kiss:

Epigone
Jun 12th, 2005, 04:48 AM
:bowdown: I'm my own psychologist :silly:Well, you're doing a lousy job :p (this isn't a chat thread!!!)

Bepa needs to find a way to stop being so critical of herself :o

rrfnpump
Jun 12th, 2005, 08:51 AM
Vera plays very good on grass and Nicole has a lack of experience on this surface.
I think Vera will reach Semis without a problem as all Sprem, Hantuchova and Myskina have problems right now.

Davai Vera :bounce:

Clai
Jun 12th, 2005, 01:00 PM
Tough section. I'll take it one step at a time: Good luck against Nicole Vera!

Epigone
Jun 13th, 2005, 08:08 AM
(1) Black/Huber vs Craybas/Weingartner
Maleeva/Myskina vs Srebotnik/Tenasugarn
(3) Likhovetseva/Zvonareva vs Dechy/Mauresmo
Gagliardi/Vinci vs Martinez/Sfar

Daniilidou/Pratt vs Hantuchova/Sugiyama
Q/Q vs (4) Molik/Stewart
Perebiynis/Vento-Kabchi vs (WC) Baltacha/O'Donoghue
Bartoli/Washington vs (2) Raymond/Stubbs

Epigone
Jun 13th, 2005, 03:40 PM
Bepa d. Nicole Vaidisova 6-3 6-2 :bigclap: :bowdown: :yippee: :woohoo:

There were some weird stretches of play, but this was a good win :yeah:

goldenlox
Jun 13th, 2005, 03:42 PM
Vera likes grass. She can be a real darkhorse next week at Wimbledon.
This draw is tough, and good preparation for Vera.

Shoulderpova
Jun 13th, 2005, 03:43 PM
Bepa :dance: :yippee: :hug: :smooch: :woohoo:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 13th, 2005, 03:44 PM
thats a pretty good win :D :)
well done Vera :bounce:

Shoulderpova
Jun 13th, 2005, 03:47 PM
Eggy's vcash = $3000 :eek: :bolt:

Epigone
Jun 13th, 2005, 03:49 PM
I hate the grass season :crying2:

Stupid low bounce :(

Still, Bepa can play on anything, so I'm expecting big things :)

Epigone
Jun 13th, 2005, 03:53 PM
Oh, no!!!!

I could have bet on this match. Bepa was at odds of 9/20, which I would have gladly accepted.

No easy vCash for me :sobbing:

Clai
Jun 13th, 2005, 04:05 PM
Great win Vera! You won me some vcash :cool:

_LuCaS_
Jun 13th, 2005, 04:12 PM
Congrats Bepa ;)

KV
Jun 13th, 2005, 04:43 PM
Impressive Bepa, can't see any reason why Bepa is weaker on grass than clay. :D :)

Epigone
Jun 13th, 2005, 04:59 PM
Impressive Bepa, can't see any reason why Bepa is weaker on grass than clay. :D :)Her game is built for clay (Western FH grip and retrieval skills), but I think she can handle grass because of her experience playing indoors.

What I would like to know is how many times she came to the net because I would love to see her charging the net on grass :D

rrfnpump
Jun 13th, 2005, 05:03 PM
Impressive, Vera :yeah:

But those :shout: DFs!!!

Epigone
Jun 13th, 2005, 05:17 PM
But those :shout: DFs!!!That's true, but I don't think she served any when facing BP, which is a good thing. Still, seven double faults in a two setter is getting into :help: territory.

I was happy that she fired down some aces when she had game points :D

rrfnpump
Jun 13th, 2005, 05:23 PM
I am pretty sure that Vera will be in the semis when she plays her game! If she wants to beat Mauresmo (whom I think will reach the semis too) she hast to have an positive bilance of aces and dfs!

Davai Vera! Show us what you got ;):drool:

Derek.
Jun 13th, 2005, 06:04 PM
Good job Bepa! :D Great win! :banana:

daniela86
Jun 13th, 2005, 06:41 PM
Oh, no!!!!
No easy vCash for me :sobbing:
You're not the only who lost an easy opportunity to be richer :sad: :sobbing: I didn't even know that vbetting was back :( :o But i'm sure that Vera will make another great performance:hehehe: to make us wealthy :p :cool: :cool: :drool:

Congrats for this solid and pretty impressive win Bepa :bowdown: :banana: :bigclap: :bigclap: :hug: I didn't think that it would be as easy :p :yeah: Good luck against Sprem/Qualifier (hope it won't be chaky or vera d :sad: ) now :D
About the doubles, it's weird to see Momo 's name in the draw :eek: :eek: I think she is still unexperimented and that Vera/Lena should defeat her team :D to avenge all singles' loss Vera had against her :p Udachi + Davai Vera in single and in doubles :D :bigclap: We believe in you!!

pav
Jun 13th, 2005, 08:26 PM
Good win for Bepa I knew I wouldn't be any use sitting up sneezing and coughing all over the screen so had a good http://smileys.******************/cat/4/4_8_4v.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYYYNZ) while She was doing the business,still followed it thru on the scorethread so thanks to the posters :worship:
I see there is a good action pic of Bepa on the Eastbourne site

Epigone
Jun 14th, 2005, 07:15 AM
A spy ;) has told me that despite the scoreline, Bepa was still in one of her :shout: moods

She needs to chill out, and then she'll enjoy victories like this much more.

Foot's Fingers
Jun 14th, 2005, 09:19 AM
Solid win Vera!!!

Good Luck today in doubles!!!

daniela86
Jun 14th, 2005, 06:36 PM
Vera/Lena L won the first set 6/2 against Dechy/Mauresmo :cool: :cool: :D Keep up, one more set :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Epigone
Jun 14th, 2005, 07:17 PM
Bepa/Lena L. d. Dechy/Mauresmo 6-2 2-6 6-1 :bigclap: :yippee: :woohoo:

Epigone
Jun 14th, 2005, 08:29 PM
Bepa has been relegated to Court 2 for her singles match :tape:

Wednesday OOP - Court 2 (from 11.30hrs)
1. Eastbourne Cup
2. Vinci vs. Zvonareva (NB 12.30hrs)
3. Eastbourne Cup
4. Eastbourne Cup
5. Eastbourne Cup

Shoulderpova
Jun 15th, 2005, 12:49 PM
Bepa/Lena L. d. Dechy/Mauresmo 6-2 2-6 6-1 :bigclap: :yippee: :woohoo:
omg I didn't notice :o :rolleyes:
Bepa/Lena :woohoo: :woohoo: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 15th, 2005, 12:55 PM
Bepa/Lena L. d. Dechy/Mauresmo 6-2 2-6 6-1 :bigclap: :yippee: :woohoo:

Yeeeeeeeeeeh :bounce:

Go Lena / Vera!!!

So, as Myskina decide to play doubles for pleasure and with aim to find her game in singles, it's nice to see that Vera and Lena play together

They have a chandce to play at YEC doubles

Epigone
Jun 15th, 2005, 02:39 PM
Bepa is currently at 2-6 0-1*

She has only 37% of 1st serves in, and has won just 30% of points on her 1st serve :help:

Epigone
Jun 15th, 2005, 03:37 PM
Vinci d. Bepa 6-2 7-6(5) :bigcry:

Horrible stats!!! :sobbing:

goldenlox
Jun 15th, 2005, 03:38 PM
Vera is having a tough year. She's lost so many matches that she would have won in 2004.

Foot's Fingers
Jun 15th, 2005, 03:43 PM
fighting backand than lost on TB

Vera Vera :sad:

rrfnpump
Jun 15th, 2005, 03:46 PM
I dont understand that
I was completely sure that she would reach the SF without a problem!
After comming from 3-5 to 6-5 I thought Vera has her, but then she blew it away again :mad:
The slump is not over yet and she has to be careful that it wont become bigger like in April and May

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 15th, 2005, 03:47 PM
Vera :fiery: :( :( disappointing loss :( :( to say the least
should have won that tiebreak :fiery:

Clai
Jun 15th, 2005, 04:27 PM
Vera's still so inconsistent! C'mon Vera, please win those TBs next time.

pav
Jun 16th, 2005, 07:08 AM
Quote JoeB UK :Once again vera shows herself to be a pathetic baby (after the matche she refuses to shake the umpires hand, cops a baby fit and pushes the chair over). Then runs off crying like a baby (she needs to sort herself out)!

I don't understand why Miss Dryeyescalmstorm would want to leave the court upset,hell if Your gameplan is to come strutting out for a match and commence serving at 37% well She should have walked off waving to the crowd and happy with the result,which was almost inevitable

Epigone
Jun 16th, 2005, 07:21 AM
Haha, I saw that comment, and all I could do was :shrug:

He said that she ran off, and I believe that. Bepa often likes a speedy exit :bolt:

Luckily she didn't slip over on the tear-moistened grass :tape: :sad:

rrfnpump
Jun 16th, 2005, 08:26 AM
Thats why we love Vera :lol::hug:

pav
Jun 16th, 2005, 10:46 AM
Quote Epigone: Luckily she didn't slip over on the tear-moistened grass :tape: :sad: 5. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva vs. Gagliardi/Vinci

Oh No, Vinci Two,bring out the instant lawn, if the ump. in this match buggers up Bepa's game, well, they won't get no damn handshake either
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Epigone
Jun 16th, 2005, 10:49 AM
Add another member to the Bepa fanclub:
Oh yeh, one thing I forgot, after Alicia, Anastasia and Sylvia (notice it's first name basis now :) ), then cry baby Zvonoreva came out. I went up to her and asked if I could have her autograph and she didn't even look at me but said "NO". What a miserable bloody cow she is! All the other girls were so, so friendly and amenable - whoever asked for their autograph and for a picture they gave it to them, the only one who didn't was Zvonoreva! Miserable on court and it seems miserable off court, and this was before she played a match today. Anyway, it didn't spoil anything because I'm not all that bothered about her. Apart from Kim and Kuzzy, I got most people's autograph. I also had a word with Maria Vento-Kabchi - we spoke for at least 5 mins about her match with Justine in Warsaw and yet again, another lovely girl. I know I sound star struck, but these girls are so lovely and friendly that it's quite surprising - apart from Cry Baby of course.link (http://wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=172398)

:tape:

pav
Jun 16th, 2005, 11:07 AM
Thats why we love Vera :lol::hug:

She does test Us to the limits, first, She walzes out and beats up the impressive looking six foot something ranked thirty something Phenom, then "Who am I playing next day,Oh Someone ranked about One hundred, Oh that will be a good time to receive a beating,that will piss My Fans off"
can never say Bepa is boring

rrfnpump
Jun 16th, 2005, 11:09 AM
I doubt if that story is 100% true as only a few players give autographs and talk to fans before they play a match.

Clai
Jun 16th, 2005, 11:53 AM
She does test Us to the limits, first, She walzes out and beats up the impressive looking six foot something ranked thirty something Phenom, then "Who am I playing next day,Oh Someone ranked about One hundred, Oh that will be a good time to receive a beating,that will piss My Fans off"
can never say Bepa is boring

part of Vera's mission statement for 2005 is to give players ranked 40 or lower a top 20 win. :devil: :eek:

Epigone
Jun 16th, 2005, 12:31 PM
Centre Court (from 11.30hrs)
1. Dechy vs. Kuznetsova
2. Clijsters vs. Washington
3. Myskina vs. Vinci
4. Black/Huber vs. Srebotnik/Tanasugarn
5. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva vs. Gagliardi/Vinci

Great timing :crying2:

Epigone
Jun 16th, 2005, 12:56 PM
Bepa's quarter of the Wimbledon singles draw
Nadia Petrova RUS (8)
Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP

Claudine Schaul LUX
Michaela Krajicek NED

Zuzana Ondraskova CZE
Cara Black ZIM

Catalina Castano COL
Virginie Razzano FRA (32)

Francesca Schiavone ITA (21)
Kristina Brandi PUR

Conchita Martinez ESP
Qualifier

Kveta Peschke CZE
Dally Randriantefy MAD

Marlene Weingartner GER
Vera Zvonareva RUS (11)


Nathalie Dechy FRA (16)
Maria Elena Camerin ITA

Jane O'donoghue GBR
Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER

Tatiana Panova RUS
Lisa Raymond USA

Alyona Bondarenko UKR
Tatiana Golovin FRA (18)

Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP (31)
Katarina Srebotnik SLO

Yoon Jeong Cho KOR
Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP

Amanda Janes GBR
Sesil Karatancheva BUL

Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP
Maria Sharapova RUS (2)

I like this draw, except for the fact that Nadia will be waiting for her in the 4th round :sobbing:

Shoulderpova
Jun 16th, 2005, 01:01 PM
any loss before the fourth round would be disappointing :fiery: :fiery:
Go Bepa. Get Nadia in the 4th round :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Epigone
Jun 16th, 2005, 01:10 PM
any loss before the fourth round would be disappointing :fiery: :fiery:
Go Bepa. Get Nadia in the 4th round :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:The French Open draw was so much better because they were in opposite halves.

Now, they're in the same 1/8 :crying2:

Peschke is close :unsure:, but hopefully Bepa won't have a repeat of Berlin :tape:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 16th, 2005, 02:02 PM
agree with Epigone

good draw

even Nadia on it

BTW , Sharapova have beat Vera on RG 04 (her favourite and most suitable Slam) , so Veraa have a chnce to beat Masha here on Wimbledon grass, why not? ;)

Of cos Vera need to reach QF before

so 1rnd Marlene - out of form this days
2nd Pechke - hmmmm, don't nervous Vera , forget abt Berlin
3rnd Conchi or Francesca - Martinez can play greatly
than hope Nadia
Thna Will See ;)

Epigone
Jun 16th, 2005, 03:46 PM
Bepa's half of the Wimbledon doubles draw
Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP (1)/Paola Suarez ARG (1)
v.
Silvia Farina Elia ITA/Roberta Vinci ITA

Mariana Diaz-Oliva ARG/Martina Sucha SVK
v.
Elena Baltacha GBR/Jane O'Donoghue GBR

Jill Craybas USA/Marlene Weingartner GER
v.
Vera Douchevina RUS/Shahar Peer ISR

Nathalie Dechy FRA/Karolina Sprem CRO
v.
Gabriela Navratilova CZE (16)/Michaela Pastikova CZE (16)

Shinobu Asagoe JPN (10)/Katarina Srebotnik SLO (10)
v.
Marta Marrero ESP/Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP

Anne Kremer LUX/Anna Smashnova ISR
v.
Qualifier/Qualifier

Denisa Chladkova CZE/Virginie Razzano FRA
v.
Evgenia Linetskaya RUS/Nicole Vaidisova CZE

Maria Kirilenko RUS/Ma. Emilia Salerni ARG
v.
Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER (8)/Martina Navratilova USA (8)


Lisa Raymond USA (3)/Rennae Stubbs AUS (3)
v.
Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA/Selima Sfar TUN

Lisa McShea AUS/Abigail Spears USA
v.
Qualifier/Qualifier

Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS/Amelie Mauresmo FRA
v.
Ludmila Cervanova SVK/Klara Koukalova CZE

Laura Granville USA/Janet Lee TPE
v.
Gisela Dulko ARG (13)/Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN (13)

Lindsay Davenport USA (12)/Corina Morariu USA (12)
v.
Jelena Jankovic SCG/Jelena Kostanic CRO

Maria Elena Camerin ITA/Tathiana Garbin ITA
v.
Marion Bartoli FRA/Milagros Sequera VEN

Jennifer Hopkins USA/Mashona Washington USA
v.
Iveta Benesova CZE/Galina Voskoboeva RUS

Qualifier/Qualifier
v.
Elena Likhovtseva RUS (5)/Vera Zvonareva RUS (5)

Davenport and Morariu are close :unsure:, but I'm happy enough with this draw.

goldenlox
Jun 16th, 2005, 03:48 PM
That's a good draw for Vera to get to a QF with Maria.
But the way Vera has played this year, she can lose to anyone.

Epigone
Jun 16th, 2005, 07:15 PM
Jon Wertheim's take on Bepa:
11. Vera Zvonareva. She of the hyperactive tear ducts seems to have settled in as a perennial also-ran who forever will nestle in that 12-18 range, earning a nice living but seldom mounting a real challenge. She has a tough first-rounder against streaky Marlene Weingartner.:yawn:

goldenlox
Jun 16th, 2005, 07:19 PM
It's a tough first rounder because Vera has been losing first matches this year.
Right before Rome, Vera lost her first match in 4 of 5 tournaments.

Epigone
Jun 16th, 2005, 07:55 PM
Bepa and Lena have had their doubles match postponed because of the rain :rain:

rrfnpump
Jun 17th, 2005, 08:09 AM
Marlene is not tough at the moment :sad:

Epigone
Jun 17th, 2005, 08:38 AM
Friday, June 17, 2005
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Myskina vs. Vinci (to finish 46 10)
2. Clijsters vs. Kuznetsova (NB 11.30hrs)
3. Douchevina vs. Myskina or Vinci
4. Doubles Semifinal TBA

Court 1 (from 11.30hrs)
1. Hantuchova/Sugiyama vs. An.Serra Zanetti/Spears (to finish 02)
2. Black/Huber vs. Srebotnik/Tanasugarn
3. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva vs. Gagliardi/Vinci
4. Doubles Semifinal TBA

Court 2 (NB 12.30hrs)
1. Perebiynis/Vento-Kabchi vs. Raymond/Stubbs

This schedule is crazy. They'll probably have to play two matches back to back.

But just imagine if Nastya was playing doubles with Bepa. She could have been forced to play four matches in one day :eek: (although there might be a rule against that)

Epigone
Jun 17th, 2005, 04:22 PM
It's 4:20pm in Eastbourne, and Bepa and Lena still haven't started their QF match

Pathetic :rolleyes:

Epigone
Jun 17th, 2005, 06:16 PM
Bepa and Lena are playing Black and Huber in the SF, without having played their QF match :scratch:

Anyway, who cares :p

Bepa/Lena lead Black/Huber 6-3 (they couldn't serve it out at 5-2 :o)

Epigone
Jun 17th, 2005, 07:59 PM
(3) Bepa/Lena d. (1) Black/Huber 6-3 4-6 6-2 :worship: :bounce: :clap2: :bowdown: :bigclap: :woohoo:

The 5th game of the 3rd set (*2-2) was the most crucial, as Bepa and Lena saved BPx7 :eek: to hold :worship:

They face Raymond and Stubbs in the final

BTW, they got a walkover in the QF because Vinci had a right shoulder strain :sad:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 17th, 2005, 08:05 PM
Yeeeh

Really good match from Vera/Lena!!!

Good luck in final!!!

We need another one title, Vera!!!

goldenlox
Jun 17th, 2005, 08:07 PM
That's a good team they beat.

daniela86
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:22 PM
Second final of the year for Bepa/Lena :bigclap: :bigclap: :clap2: :drink: , i hope it will mean a second title for them :p Congrats for the pretty great week girls:sport: , you beat two good teams :yeah: and best of luck for tomorrow :rocker: Rennae/Lisa are grass speacialists but i believe that Bepa/Lena can beat anyone in a good day :D Davai! :bigclap: :clap2:
Btw, i like Bepa's draws at Wimbledon (single and doubles) until the 1/8s but lets' take one match at time as Vera is unpredictable as you said :D :worship: :cool: :bounce: :angel: Nevertheless, i can't deny that i'll be disappointed if Vera doesn't reach the 4th round. GO VERA:cool: !!! :bigclap: and VERA/LENA!!!you rock!!!:rocker2: :rocker2:

Epigone
Jun 18th, 2005, 05:53 AM
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Centre Court (from 11.30hrs)
1. Singles Final: Douchevina vs. Clijsters
Interval
2. Doubles Final: Likhovtseva/Zvonareva vs. Raymond/Stubbs

Shoulderpova
Jun 18th, 2005, 06:40 AM
Bepa/Lena :woohoo: :yippee:
Now take the title ;) you can beat them :D
Go Bepa/Lena :hug::smooch::kiss:

rrfnpump
Jun 18th, 2005, 08:28 AM
Raymond/Stubbs are vulnerable at the moment!
Please beat them Vera/Lena :yeah:

Clai
Jun 18th, 2005, 08:44 AM
Great win Vera and Lena! Good luck against Raymond/Stubbs

Epigone
Jun 18th, 2005, 03:29 PM
Raymond/Stubbs d. Bepa/Lena 6-3 7-5 :sobbing:

They should have taken the 1st set, but were 0/6 on BP :banghead:, while Raymond and Stubbs were 1/1

Shoulderpova
Jun 18th, 2005, 03:38 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

daniela86
Jun 18th, 2005, 03:45 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry::bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:
indeed :sobbing: :( but good week all the same :D :angel: :hug:

Epigone
Jun 18th, 2005, 05:45 PM
Another report on Bepa from Eastbourne, courtesy of !<bloc_party>!:
Vera Z against Vinci was a match on court two, I was running in and out of centre to watch it, but my seat (at the right end of the west stand) allowed me to stand up and follow the match with scores too. Poor Vera, she was being quite hilarious. Her match was moved forward and she was blaming the fact that she didn't have enough time to practice for her poor play :tape: I got a great pic of her crying, too. Some people asked her for an auto. after the match, she almost killed them :lol::tape:

Here (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v697/bloc_party/IMG_0172.jpg) is the pic that was mentioned :sad: :hug:

goldenlox
Jun 18th, 2005, 05:51 PM
A year ago, this is the time that Vera's game took off.
She has a lot of points to defend this summer.
Yet, she's in the top 20 in 2005 prizemoney. So she's still doing okay.

And with no Suarez at Wimbledon, her doubles half is a little easier.

Daniel
Jun 19th, 2005, 05:41 AM
Vamos Verita, all the way to the final in singles and doubles :bounce: :bounce:

Clai
Jun 19th, 2005, 11:10 AM
Too bad Vera and Lena lost.

Good luck in Wimby Vera!

Shoulderpova
Jun 19th, 2005, 03:53 PM
$25 on Weingartner to jinx her :devil:

rrfnpump
Jun 19th, 2005, 05:15 PM
Marlene should not cause a problem, although she can be a giant killer, but not in these days :sad:

Kveta has lost a bit of her power, a second Berlin wont happen
Dally on grass :tape:
Martinez and Schiavone are vulnerable at the moment. Vera already beat Schiavone this year in her home-country on clay
I dont see Katya Bondarenko making her run into 3rd round....

Vera MUST reach 4th Round!!!!
Davai :bounce:

Epigone
Jun 19th, 2005, 06:07 PM
$25 on Weingartner to jinx her :devil:I was going to put money on Bepa because I don't believe in jinxing :nerner: (despite what happened to Nastya R. :o), but 1/6 odds are :ras:

Let's hope that she lives up to those odds :worship:

BTW, this is my 2000th post in this thread :bounce:

goldenlox
Jun 19th, 2005, 06:09 PM
Marlene should not cause a problem, although she can be a giant killer, but not in these days :sad:
Davai :bounce:The way Vera has played this year, every opponent can be a problem.
Yet I'm optimistic. I think Vera can get to Maria in the quarters.
And she plays Maria well.

rrfnpump
Jun 19th, 2005, 06:20 PM
Masha has to beat Llagostera (who is really good on grass) and others first to reach the QF. She seems not so dominant like last year....

Marlene is completely out of form these days - its a pity. So much talent wasted!

Other topic:
I didnt know until today that Vera has an official homepage :tape:
She should update her diary often. I think she needs to be in contact with her fans more often and should also be not so bitchy when there are autograph requests :o

Epigone
Jun 19th, 2005, 06:22 PM
I dont see Katya Bondarenko making her run into 3rd round....I'm hoping that Katya makes the 3rd round, eventhough that could be bad news for Bepa :o

She is a very inconsistent player, but she likes grass. If she isn't nervous, I think she is capable of an upset. Afterall, she pushed Bepa to 7-5 in the 1st set in Memphis :unsure:

goldenlox
Jun 19th, 2005, 06:25 PM
Sharapova has won 17 straight on grass.
I think Vera has a more dangerous match in round 1.
Hingis said Marlene played really well in Pattaya.

rrfnpump
Jun 19th, 2005, 06:25 PM
but Katya lost to Kleinova recently :o:o
it was clay, but this is an ugly bad loss

rrfnpump
Jun 19th, 2005, 06:26 PM
Llagostera pushed an in-form Shaughnessy last year to 10-8 in the 3rd set

Marlene lost to Ruano Pasqual after her win against Martina in Pattaya..

goldenlox
Jun 19th, 2005, 06:53 PM
Marlene beat Nadia at RG last year. Nadia's made the semis there twice in 3 years.
She's dangerous.

Epigone
Jun 19th, 2005, 07:08 PM
I didnt know until today that Vera has an official homepage :tape:The website was discussed in this thread :p

She should update her diary often. I think she needs to be in contact with her fans more often and should also be not so bitchy when there are autograph requests :oYeah, hopefully she will drop by soon :angel:

Epigone
Jun 19th, 2005, 07:29 PM
but Katya lost to Kleinova recently :o:o
it was clay, but this is an ugly bad lossTell me about it :help:

Still, she won three qualifying matches, and she won the junior title last year by beating some very talented players.

I want to see Bepa vs Katya in the 3rd round because it would give Bepa a good test.

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2005, 06:50 AM
Court 14 12.00 noon Start
Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Marlene Weingartner (GER) vs. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[11]

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2005, 12:48 PM
Bepa lost the 1st set 2-6 :sad:

She needs to fight :boxing:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:11 PM
Good luck in next 2 sets Vera!!!

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:18 PM
Bepa took the 2nd set 6-4 :worship:

She waited until 4-4 to break, and then blew SPx2 before taking the set on SP#3

rrfnpump
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:22 PM
goldenlox was right
Marlene is a much tougher opponent than I expected. She makes a lot more winners than Vera!

_LuCaS_
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:36 PM
Bepa rolling :bigclap: