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Daniel
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:12 AM
Good luck Vera!!!! :D :kiss: :clap2: :hug: :bounce:

Clai
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:37 AM
Good luck Vera!

Shoulderpova
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:39 AM
Bepa :fiery: Do something in Guangzhou :fiery: :hug: :smooch:

rrfnpump
Sep 26th, 2005, 09:06 AM
there are some great Vera pictures in the Guangzhou gallery (www.wtatour.com)
she seems to have fun :)

Epigone
Sep 26th, 2005, 09:31 AM
From wtatour.com
Zvonareva Makes Return in Guangzhou

GUANGZHOU, China - Former Top 10 player Vera Zvonareva will make her return from injury and several of China's best will take to the court this week at the second annual Guangzhou International Women's Open, a $170,000 Tier III event on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Zvonareva, the top seed in Guangzhou, will look to get her year back on track after struggling with her form during the spring and summer and then suffering a left ankle injury. Since winning her third career Tour singles title at Memphis in February, the 21-year-old Russian won consecutive matches just three times in 12 events, and was then forced to withdraw from Los Angeles, Toronto and the US Open due to her injury. Bringing an 18-15 record into her Guangzhou debut, she will face Athens Olympics doubles winner Li Ting in the first round.

Seeded No.2 this week will be Peng Shuai, who currently holds the honour of being the highest-ranked Chinese woman in Tour history after rising to No.31 on August 15, 2005. The Chinese teenager recorded her best career-best result in August at San Diego, ousting Top 10 players Elena Dementieva and Kim Clijsters en route to her first Tier I semifinal, her win over Clijsters representing the Belgian's only loss in 23 matches during the summer hardcourt season. Peng reached the quarterfinals at the inaugural Guangzhou last year, and this year will begin her campaign against Australia's Evie Dominikovic.

Defending Guangzhou champion Li Na will be the No.3 seed this week. Playing in just her second Tour event of 2004 at Guangzhou, Li cruised through qualifying before taking the main draw by storm, reaching the final, where she beat Slovakia’s Martina Sucha to become the first Chinese woman ever to win a Tour singles title. The 23-year-old has followed that effort up in 2005 nicely, reaching the final at Estoril and semifinals at Hobart, Rabat and Bali, and for a short period of time was also the highest-ranked Chinese woman in history before Peng overtook her during the summer. She will begin her title defense against India's Shikha Uberoi.

Rounding out the seeds are No.4 Maria Kirilenko, who just this past week claimed her career-first Tour title at Beijing, No.5 Zheng Jie, who completes the trio of Chinese women ranked in the Top 50, No.6 Nuria Llagostera Vives, who won her first title at Rabat during the clay court season, No.7 Marta Domachowska, who is coming off a solid semifinal finish in Beijing, and No.8 Martina Sucha, last year's Guangzhou runner-up. Another player to watch out for this week will be Sun Tiantian, who stunned Serena Williams last week in Beijing and could face Llagostera Vives in the second round.

The Guangzhou International Women's Open champion will take home $27,000 this year, while the runner-up will pocket $14,500.link (http://www.wtatour.com/newsroom/stories/NewsArticle_8081_rx.asp)

I've highlighted the section that will most interest goldenlox :p

It's a little :scratch: that no mention was made of her illness...

there are some great Vera pictures in the Guangzhou gallery (www.wtatour.com (http://www.wtatour.com/))
she seems to have fun :):yeah:

It's nice that she is the #1 seed and gets to be the centre of attention :)
I just hope that the attention won't bring with it additional pressure to perform

Foot's Fingers
Sep 26th, 2005, 11:39 AM
So nice to see that Vera is back in action again ;)

Epigone
Sep 26th, 2005, 12:21 PM
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Harkleroad vs. T.Sun
2. Gullickson vs. Zheng
3. Zvonareva vs. T.Li
4. Dominikovic vs. Peng (nb 18.30hrs)
5. N.Li/T.Li vs. Jidkova/Lee

andrewbroad
Sep 26th, 2005, 01:44 PM
It's a little :scratch: that no mention was made of her illness...

The media tend to ignore Bepa, so her viral infection is known only to her fan-community. In fact this is the first article I've read that even mentions her ankle-injury - probably only because it's in the WTA's records as the official reason for her recent withdrawals. :rolleyes:

Anyway, it's great to see Bepa in a draw again, it's great to see the first photos (http://www.wtatour.com/photogallery/) of her since the ankle-injury, and it would be so cool to have a Guangzhou semi-final between Bepa and Little Maria (who have never met in a professional singles match before).

But I've no idea what to expect from Bepa in this first major post-injury situation of her career, so we just have to take it a match at a time.

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nouf
Sep 26th, 2005, 01:47 PM
tkxs andrew!

good luck vera! :-)

goldenlox
Sep 26th, 2005, 02:39 PM
http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/guangzhou/f_28.jpg http://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/space.gifhttp://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/photogallery_mainimage_bottom.jpg
Guangzhou, China: Vera Zvonareva and Na Li (L-R front row) posed for a photo with sponsors after signing autographs in their booth for fans Sunday afternoon.

goldenlox
Sep 26th, 2005, 02:41 PM
http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/guangzhou/f_29.jpg http://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/space.gifhttp://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/photogallery_mainimage_bottom.jpg
Guangzhou, China: (L-R) Tournament Director Mr. Li Naizhen, top seed Vera Zvonareva, Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Supervisor Donna Kelso, No.1 Chinese player Peng Shuai and 2004 runner-up Martina Sucha participated in the draw ceremony Sunday afternoon.
http://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/space.gif

David Barker
Sep 26th, 2005, 04:44 PM
Good to see her back! :)

rrfnpump
Sep 27th, 2005, 09:34 AM
Vera vs Ting about to start in Guangzhou :scared:

me being very excited!!! :D :unsure:

Davai Vera!!!

Foot's Fingers
Sep 27th, 2005, 10:04 AM
so nervous abt first match after the break

Good Luck Vera!!!

rrfnpump
Sep 27th, 2005, 10:07 AM
Vera 2-5

it seems like she is thinking too much of her ankle
if you really want to feel uncomfortable just think of it and you get it
I think thats Veras problem at the moment

Foot's Fingers
Sep 27th, 2005, 10:53 AM
Vera lost first 3-6 but now up in second 3-1

Epigone
Sep 27th, 2005, 11:25 AM
Ting Li d. Bepa 6-3 7-5 :bigcry:

Bepa led 3-0 in the 2nd, then fell behind 3-4, and then went up 5-4

She should have won the 2nd :sad:

rrfnpump
Sep 27th, 2005, 11:28 AM
:crying2:
losing a winnable match after an injury is really putting confidence down
maybe Vera's ankle bothered her too much
should have taken another week off, if she was not 100% fit as she told us
:(

nick_chicane
Sep 27th, 2005, 11:43 AM
I dont know if taking another week off would have made it any better!! She had to come back and see just what sort of condition her ankle was in!! I think she was right to come back even if she did lose!! She now has a better idea of where she lies!!

Its a disappointing defeat but your 1st match back after a long lay off is always tricky so i dont think you can get too disappointed!! We'll see how she does in the weeks to come as her fitness improves!! :)

daniela86
Sep 27th, 2005, 11:56 AM
I dont know if taking another week off would have made it any better!! She had to come back and see just what sort of condition her ankle was in!! I think she was right to come back even if she did lose!! She now has a better idea of where she lies!!

Its a disappointing defeat but your 1st match back after a long lay off is always tricky so i dont think you can get too disappointed!! We'll see how she does in the weeks to come as her fitness improves!! :)
I agree with you :yeah: Even though I would have prefered to see Vera winning, I am not too disappointed and I think that this match will help her to find her rythm again and to be back little by little at her true level :)
Good luck at Filderstadt now Bepa :hug: :hug: We believe in your talent :hug:!! Davai!
Btw, she indeed seemed to have fun in China judging by the pics :D Thanks a lot for posting them guys! :hatoff: :kiss: :kiss: :banana:

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 27th, 2005, 12:08 PM
Vera :( :sad:
good to see her back though
just now a win needed to get her going again

Foot's Fingers
Sep 27th, 2005, 12:28 PM
vERA :( SAD THAT YR RETURN WAS NOT WINNING

GOOD LUCK NEXT TOURNAMENT!

goldenlox
Sep 27th, 2005, 02:26 PM
I'm not surprised. Vera lacks confidence right now.
She has to believe in herself.

nick_chicane
Sep 27th, 2005, 04:28 PM
Her confidence will come!! She will still be very cautious because she'll deffinitely still be thinking about the ankle!! Onces shes comfortable that its not gonna give way again, i think we'll see a much better situation!! :)

goldenlox
Sep 27th, 2005, 05:05 PM
It's been a strange year. Vera is about #43 in 2005 points.
Myskina has started to play better, now it's Vera's turn.

goldenlox
Sep 27th, 2005, 06:52 PM
Vera in China
http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/guangzhou/f_10.jpg

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photogallery/guangzhou/f_27.jpg http://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/space.gifhttp://www.wtatour.com/global/graphics/photogallery_mainimage_bottom.jpgGuangzhou, China: Vera Zvonareva (seated left) and Na Li (right) took a moment for a photo while signing dozens of autographs for fans at a sponsor booth Sunday.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Sep 28th, 2005, 03:55 AM
Vera, please play well again ASAP!!

You have to fight!!

Good luck to you at your next tournament!!

Foot's Fingers
Sep 28th, 2005, 08:00 AM
Will she play in Japan?

rrfnpump
Sep 28th, 2005, 08:08 AM
Will she play in Japan?

I think and hope so :)

Epigone
Sep 28th, 2005, 10:09 AM
Playing in Japan is a bad idea in terms of trying to make a run at the YEC in doubles because Lena is playing Filderstadt.

Also, I think it would have been a good idea to play an indoor tournament before the Kremlin Cup.

I guess we'll have to wait until after the tournament to know whether or not this was a good decision :shrug:

rrfnpump
Sep 28th, 2005, 11:13 AM
is Vera also comitted to Filderstadt??

Epigone
Sep 28th, 2005, 11:40 AM
is Vera also comitted to Filderstadt??No, the Japan Open and Filderstadt are both next week, and Bepa is on the entry list for Japan.

She is actually the highest ranked player on the list

goldenlox
Sep 28th, 2005, 02:39 PM
Playing in Japan is a bad idea in terms of trying to make a run at the YEC in doubles because Lena is playing Filderstadt.
:shrug:I agree. The way Vera is playing, she should go for the YEC in doubles, and not run away from Tier II's. The Tier III's are often just as difficult in the early rounds.

rrfnpump
Sep 28th, 2005, 02:56 PM
I agree. The way Vera is playing, she should go for the YEC in doubles, and not run away from Tier II's. The Tier III's are often just as difficult in the early rounds.

right!
Every match that Vera wins helps her; doubles included
she should definitely play some doubles

daniela86
Sep 28th, 2005, 04:46 PM
right!
Every match that Vera wins helps her; doubles included
she should definitely play some doubles
I also agree, actually everybody but Bepa seems to think that playing doubles would be the right choice:o

pav
Sep 29th, 2005, 10:10 AM
I have to agree with the previous posters that linking up with Elena L and chasing the YEC as well as the extra match time would make sense

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 2nd, 2005, 11:52 AM
Vera top seed in Tokyo

plays Castano in r1
come on Vera, lets get some wins ;)

Epigone
Oct 2nd, 2005, 12:00 PM
The draw doesn't look too bad, but Bepa really has to turn up to play this week.

(1)Vera Zvonareva v Catalina Castano
Shahar Peer v Marion Bartoli

Aiko Nakamura v Mashona Washington
(8)Sania Mirza v Q

She needs to be ready for Kremlin Cup, which is her most important tournament for the rest of the year.

rrfnpump
Oct 2nd, 2005, 12:03 PM
I think it is a horrible draw :fiery:

in-form Castano, then Peer or Bartoli ......

daniela86
Oct 2nd, 2005, 12:11 PM
I think it is a horrible draw :fiery:

in-form Castano, then Peer or Bartoli ......
I agree with you, Castano is really in shape :scared: :scared: as she destroyed Dulko and played a close match against Vaidisova last week :scared: :scared: I definitly think that it will a very though match for Bepa :( :( Hope she'll play a lil bit better than last week :) Davai Bepa :bounce: :bounce: Good luck in Japan :D No matter what you'll do, I am so happy you're back! :D :rocker: :rocker2: :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 2nd, 2005, 12:34 PM
an out-of form Vera would still beat Castano

but an out-of form Vera, coming back from injury and in emotional distress :shrug:

still she should really win that one.
go Vera !!!!!!!!!

rrfnpump
Oct 2nd, 2005, 12:48 PM
an out-of form Vera would still beat Castano

but an out-of form Vera, coming back from injury and in emotional distress :shrug:

still she should really win that one.
go Vera !!!!!!!!!

you are really underestimating Castano, Serg!
she gave Nicole the toughest match in Seoul
streched Vera to three sets in Rome and Vera was playing good in Rome

goldenlox
Oct 2nd, 2005, 05:19 PM
If Vera doesn't pick up her game, it won't matter who she draws.

Epigone
Oct 2nd, 2005, 06:48 PM
I'm with Eggy on this one. Gotta be positive :yeah:
Bepa will get rid of the rust and roll :drive:

She was probably tentative on her ankle and a little lethargic in her last match.

I hope that she decides to play some aggressive tennis to end points quickly :D

pav
Oct 3rd, 2005, 05:51 AM
I'm with Eggy on this one. Gotta be positive :yeah:
Bepa will get rid of the rust and roll :drive:

She was probably tentative on her ankle and a little lethargic in her last match.

I hope that she decides to play some aggressive tennis to end points quickly :D

I hope You and Eggy are right!
Re Av. You've got it Kereopa the Eye eater,I claim Him as a (very distant)relation,was a photo :)

rrfnpump
Oct 3rd, 2005, 10:17 AM
Zvonareva, Vaidisova Among Top Tokyo Seeds

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photos_rx/zvonareva_8150_rx.jpg

TOKYO, Japan - A star-studded field will take to the the courts this week in Tokyo at the 2005 AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships, a $170,000 Tier III event on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.
Vera Zvonareva, the top seed in Tokyo, looks to get her year back on track after struggling with illness and injury during the spring and summer, winning consecutive matches just three times in 13 events since winning her third career Tour singles title at Memphis in February. After a seven week lay-off, Zvonareva made her return to competition last week in Guangzhou, but fell in her opening round match to China's Li Ting. Bringing an 18-16 season record into her Tokyo debut, the 21-year-old Russian will face Colombia's Catalina Castano in the first round.

Czech teenager Nicole Vaidisova, who just won her third career title this past week in Seoul, will be the No.2 seed this week. Vaidisova has followed up her breakthough 2004 season with an even more impressive 2005 season, capturing the aforementioned Seoul title, reaching her biggest final to date at the Tier III clay court event in Istanbul, and among other solid runs reached her first Tier I quarterfinal in Toronto. The 16-year-old, who reached the quarters in her Tokyo debut last year, will face Japan's Akiko Morigami in her first round match.

Tatiana Golovin, another one of the Tour's rising stars, will be the No.3 seed. Golovin is one of the few players this year to reach Tour semifinals on all four surfaces, on hardcourts at Gold Coast and Seoul, indoors at Paris [Indoors], on clay at the Tier I event in Charleston and on the grass of Birmingham. The 17-year-old Frenchwoman has played in Tokyo once before, falling to Vaidisova in her opening round match last year. She will face Abigail Spears of the United States to begin her week.

Rounding out the seeds will be recent Beijing champion Maria Kirilenko (No.4), two-time Japan Open champion and crowd favourite Ai Sugiyama (No.5), Argentina's Gisela Dulko (No.6), Japan's own Shinobu Asagoe (No.7) and Indian rising star Sania Mirza (No.8). Another player to watch this week will be American Jill Craybas, who won the tournament in 2002.

Currently in its 24th year, the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships boasts an impressive list of former champions, including four-time winner Kimiko Date, two-time winners Sugiyama and Amy Frazier, Gabriela Sabatini, Monica Seles and last year's winner, current world No.1 Maria Sharapova. First prize this year is $27,000, while the runner-up will pocket $14,280.

source : http://www.wtatour.com/newsroom/stories/NewsArticle_8149_rx.asp

nick_chicane
Oct 3rd, 2005, 11:33 AM
Vera will certainly have to raise her game!! You can let Vera off for last week cause your first match back is always a tentitive experience, your never sure if your ankle will hold up!! Now she knows where she stands and she knows the ankle is fine so i'd expect a better showing this week!! :)

Epigone
Oct 3rd, 2005, 11:56 AM
Vera Zvonareva, the top seed in Tokyo, looks to get her year back on track after struggling with illness and injury during the spring and summerThey finally acknowledged that Bepa was ill :yeah:

Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Centre Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Morita vs. Kirilenko
2. ATP: Soeda vs. Schuettler
3. Zvonareva vs. Castano
4. Jidkova vs. Sugiyama
5. ATP: Arthurs vs. Suzuki (NB 18.30hrs)

Foot's Fingers
Oct 3rd, 2005, 12:18 PM
Good Lcuk tomorrow Vera!!!

Cata may be dangerous.

goldenlox
Oct 3rd, 2005, 02:27 PM
Zvonareva looking to get on track in Tokyo
Top seeded Vera Zvonareva is hoping she fares better in Japan than she did as the tournament's top-ranked player in China last week.

After struggling with illness and injuries during the summer, the 21-year-old Russian player made her return to competition last week at the Guangzhou International but fell in her opening match to China's Li Ting.

"I hope to find my game here," Zvonareva told reporters Monday. "I've got my health back and have had two days of practice here and I feel my condition is very good."

Zvonareva will face Colombia's Catalina Castano in her first match.

rrfnpump
Oct 3rd, 2005, 02:33 PM
"I hope to find my game here," Zvonareva told reporters Monday. "I've got my health back and have had two days of practice here and I feel my condition is very good."


that sounds good and positive :D

Epigone
Oct 3rd, 2005, 03:01 PM
Being positive is half of the battle :yeah:

I'm hoping that she will show some of her 2004 form this week :bowdown:

Shoulderpova
Oct 3rd, 2005, 03:17 PM
Being positive is half of the battle :yeah:

I'm hoping that she will show some of her 2004 form this week :bowdown:
Давай Верочка :worship: :hug: :smooch:. Страна за тебя болеет. :devil: :smoke: :bounce: :lol:

Epigone
Oct 4th, 2005, 06:03 AM
Bepa leads Castano 6-2 :clap2:

She shot out to an early 4-0* lead :yeah:

Epigone
Oct 4th, 2005, 07:21 AM
The scoreboard has been stuck on 6-2 5-3* for more than 30 minutes

Let's hope it means that Bepa won 6-2 6-3 :unsure:

pav
Oct 4th, 2005, 07:30 AM
Just got back, this is cruel, hope it isn't Bepa having a drawn out explosion :eek:

Epigone
Oct 4th, 2005, 07:51 AM
wtatour.com says that Bepa won 6-1 7-6(4) :scratch:

That can't be the score :confused:

Nevertheless, I'll take any win in straight sets :D

pav
Oct 4th, 2005, 08:03 AM
Yes a win is a win at the moment,first set score is a bit strange, just good for Her to get to the next round!

Epigone
Oct 4th, 2005, 08:06 AM
The tournament website says the score was 6-2 2-1 :shrug: :lol:

Bepa faces Shahar Peer in the 2nd round

Foot's Fingers
Oct 4th, 2005, 09:14 AM
Finally won!!!

Congrats with so expecting win, Vera!!!

but the scoring system ....

Epigone
Oct 4th, 2005, 09:15 AM
Okay, Yahoo says that the score was 6-2 7-6(4), which sounds more like it :D

Bepa must have been broken when serving for the match, but I'm really happy that she sealed it in two sets. She needs to conserve her energy.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 4th, 2005, 10:51 AM
she won is the more important thing ;) :D

finally something to smile about :)
hope she can keep this going :) :D

go Vera :) one step forward :)

rrfnpump
Oct 4th, 2005, 10:56 AM
:banana: :yeah:
good win for Vera
her words about her conditions were right it seems :D

Shahar Peer will be tough
but a renewed Vera should win!

Davai ;)

nick_chicane
Oct 4th, 2005, 11:39 AM
Thats alot better!! I followed the match on the scoreboard and she looked very untroubled until closing out the match and even when she did drop the game, she still took the tiebreak which shows she must be feeling good about herself!! The important thing is that it is clearly a much better Vera we've seen today and thats a great sign!! :)

daniela86
Oct 4th, 2005, 01:15 PM
Omg I can't believe my eyes :eek: :eek: Eggy and Epi were right to be optimistic !:D (since now, i'll always be optimistic too :p )Biiiiiig congrats Bepa :kiss: :hug: It's really a great and a quite easy win on a in-form player :D :bigclap: :rocker: :rocker2: I suppose the last week 's loss was due to rust and that now Bepa came back to a very decent level :D
Good luck against Shahar now, Shahar forced Sharapova to play a 3 sets match at Beijing but she lost very early last week so I think that she is unconsistant and that Bepa should win against her too :banana: Davai Bepa!!! :bigclap:You roxx :kiss:

goldenlox
Oct 4th, 2005, 02:20 PM
Vera Zvonareva, the top seed in Tokyo, looks to get her year back on track after struggling with illness and injury during the spring and summer, winning consecutive matches just three times in 13 events since winning her third career Tour singles title at Memphis in February.

3 times in 13 events. So these second matches have been big trouble for Vera.

Epigone
Oct 4th, 2005, 03:06 PM
This was Bepa's 1st win since Cincinnati - she had lost four consecutive matches.

Now she can attempt to redress the 3 of 13 stat.

She has to take things one step at a time :sport:

KV
Oct 4th, 2005, 05:11 PM
Nice to see Vera winning again. :D

rrfnpump
Oct 4th, 2005, 05:14 PM
Vera looks stunning at the welcome party in Tokyo
she has a positive attitude

pics in the wtatour gallery

goldenlox
Oct 4th, 2005, 06:46 PM
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Reuters - Tue Oct 4, 3:51 AM ET

Russia's Vera Zvonareva makes a return to Catalina Castano of Columbia during the first round of the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo October 4, 2005. Zvonareva won the match 6-2 7-6(4). REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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Reuters - Tue Oct 4, 3:51 AM ET

Russia's Vera Zvonareva returns a backhand to Catalina Castano of Columbia during the first round of the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo October 4, 2005. Zvonareva won the match 6-2 7-6(4). REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Daniel
Oct 5th, 2005, 08:19 AM
nice to have a win now for Vera, confidence coming back to her, :)
Go Vera, do your best this week :)

Epigone
Oct 5th, 2005, 11:49 AM
Thursday, October 6, 2005
Centre Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Zvonareva vs. Peer
2. ATP: Tursunov vs. Dent
3. Fujiwara vs. Vaidisova
4. Pin vs. Sugiyama
5. ATP: Etlis/Rodriguez vs. Iwabuchi/Suzuki
6. ATP: Puerta vs. Baghdatis (NB 18.30hrs)

Bepa, please keep improving :)

Foot's Fingers
Oct 5th, 2005, 12:06 PM
nice that on Centre Court

so the match will be played even the rain

Epigone
Oct 6th, 2005, 02:48 AM
Bepa d. Shahar Peer 6-3 7-5 :bigclap: :bounce: :dance: :clap2: :woohoo:

She led *3-2 in the 2nd, but kinda blew it :o

Still, she served it out at the end :worship:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 6th, 2005, 03:12 AM
best win for some time :D :)

Vera :banana: ;) :yeah: well done ;)

Shoulderpova
Oct 6th, 2005, 03:12 AM
great job well done :hug: :smooch:
get ready for Mirza, Bepa :smooch: :yippee:

rrfnpump
Oct 6th, 2005, 04:42 AM
I just got up from :zzz: and went :yawn:ing into the bathroom
when I came out of the bathroom I was still yawning and looked like an old bag of potatoes
Then I went to my computer
:eek: --> :D --> :banana: :dance: :banana:

Vera won :bigclap:
a very good win; should give her a lot of confidence

Now I am ready for the day ;)

nick_chicane
Oct 6th, 2005, 06:17 AM
Wow, another win!! This is great!!

I have to say, these wins are probably the most important wins of her career so far so that is why these wins feel so good!! Right now, i'd say these wins are more special than a win against a very top player!! Well done Vera and keep up the good work!! Were really starting to have something to smile about again!! :)

Foot's Fingers
Oct 6th, 2005, 07:58 AM
Agree that it's very important win for Vera!!!

Good Luck Verunya!!!
.
So happy for you!

2 wins in a row! :banana:

pav
Oct 6th, 2005, 08:53 AM
Mathew Cronin not holding back on Bepa and Anna C.


Flamed
Vera Zvonareva: The original star of "The Crying Game," former Top-10 player Vera has fallen so far that it's hard to watch her play. She's way too good not be reaching semifinals on a regular basis, but pro tennis is a confidence game and she's still lacking loads of it.

Anna Chakvetadze: Zvonareva's understudy in the crying department, the talented Anna II is beginning to slide backward, mostly because she hasn't learned how to contain her emotions :tape:

Epigone
Oct 6th, 2005, 10:33 AM
Yep, two of my favourite players shouldn't look like they've been chopping onions during the change of ends :crying2:

He thinks that Bepa is talented enough to be reaching semifinals on a regular basis, so I don't mind his comments :p

I think that it's much easier to gain confidence than it is to gain talent.

nick_chicane
Oct 6th, 2005, 11:26 AM
Mathew Cronin not holding back on Bepa and Anna C.


Flamed
Vera Zvonareva: The original star of "The Crying Game," former Top-10 player Vera has fallen so far that it's hard to watch her play. She's way too good not be reaching semifinals on a regular basis, but pro tennis is a confidence game and she's still lacking loads of it.

Yeah, i'd settle for that description of Vera!! I think hes being very fair really!! Vera has so much talent but is let down so often by her childish behaviour!! I guess i hope having all this time off has given her time to try and control her emotions better so that she can stop embarrasing herself infront of the watching world!!

Epigone
Oct 6th, 2005, 12:41 PM
Friday, October 7, 2005
Centre Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Zvonareva vs. Mirza

Bepa, you will win this match if you believe in yourself! :hug:

rrfnpump
Oct 6th, 2005, 12:53 PM
Friday, October 7, 2005
Centre Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Zvonareva vs. Mirza


thats means she plays when I :zzz: and when I get up I will be :D or :sad:
it depends on Vera on how my day starts!

goldenlox
Oct 6th, 2005, 02:41 PM
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Reuters - Thu Oct 6,12:27 AM ET

Vera Zvonareva of Russia returns a backhand to Shahar Peer of Israel during the second round of the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo October 6, 2005. Zvonareva won the match 6-3 7-5. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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Reuters - Thu Oct 6,12:27 AM ET

Vera Zvonareva of Russia returns a forehand to Shahar Peer of Israel during the second round of the AIG Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo October 6, 2005. Zvonareva won the match 6-3 7-5. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

KV
Oct 6th, 2005, 03:31 PM
Another good win :D

daniela86
Oct 6th, 2005, 04:41 PM
Agree that it's very important win for Vera!!!

Good Luck Verunya!!!
.
So happy for you!

2 wins in a row! :banana:
I agree too :yeah: and I like this nickname :D :dance: :yeah: :banana: :banana: Congrats Bepa, I think she did the most difficult when she won her first match after the long break, now she'll be better and better imo :D Keep up Bepa,you're very talented indeed so let's reach your 1st SF for a long time :D Davaaaaaaiii, i'm extremely proud of you already :D :angel: :bowdown:

Epigone
Oct 7th, 2005, 02:15 AM
Bepa took the 1st set 7-5 :clap2:

From the scoreboard, her serve doesn't seem to be holding up so well, but she is fighting :dance:

Epigone
Oct 7th, 2005, 02:54 AM
Now it's 7-5 2-6 0-1*

Bepa is having a lot of trouble holding serve :sad:

Shoulderpova
Oct 7th, 2005, 03:28 AM
:tears: :tears:

Epigone
Oct 7th, 2005, 03:33 AM
Sania Mirza d. Bepa 5-7 6-2 6-4 :sobbing: :bigcry: :sad: :hysteric:

The 7th game in the 3rd cost her bigtime. She wasted GPx3, and was broken :help:

rrfnpump
Oct 7th, 2005, 04:24 AM
damn it :bigcry: :sad:
Mirza was very vulerable lately

but Vera is back!
she just needs some matches :)

pav
Oct 7th, 2005, 06:13 AM
I was sad to see the result but scrolling thru the match Bepa looks to be showing some of Her fighting spirit, and created the chances in the second and the third to change the course of the match,but didn't finish the job :sad: but looking better:)

nick_chicane
Oct 7th, 2005, 06:14 AM
Hey, be positive guys!! The most important thing of all is that she has a few wins under her belt now and that will give her such a massive boost!! :) I'd say its been a very good week, it will certainly give her confidence going into the Kremlin Cup!! We should be pleased with Vera's performance this week considering the awful run she was on!! :)

goldenlox
Oct 7th, 2005, 02:25 PM
http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/XKK10310070422.jpg

Vera Zvonareva of Russia reacts after missing a return shot to Sania Mirza of India during their match in the Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 7, 2005. Mirza upset Russian No.1 seed Zvonareva 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.(AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/XKK10210070421.jpg

Vera Zvonareva of Russia makes a serve to Sania Mirza of Indiaduring their match in the Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 7, 2005. Mirza upset Russian No.1 seed Zvonareva 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.(AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

daniela86
Oct 7th, 2005, 02:57 PM
Thanks for the pics GL :hug: :hug: and :sad: :sad: for Bepa's loss :sad: It was a close match :bigcry: and Vera could have won it :( :( but like nick chicane said, I think that this week 's results will boost Bepa's confidence and that's the most important :D :cool: Hope she'll have a nice draw at Moscow :hug:

Epigone
Oct 7th, 2005, 03:38 PM
On Friday, Mirza upset top seed Vera Zvonareva 57 62 64 in two hours, 28 minutes to reach her third semifinal of 2005. "I had my chances in the first set, and it could've been straight sets, but she played so well when it counted," said Mirza, who became India's first-ever singles champion on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour when she captured her hometown title in Hyderabad in February. "In the important points (in the first set), she would play a great point with good groundstrokes, which kind of confused me. "I think I played one of my best matches. She's the No.1 seed, and I'm happy that I was able to play my game."

Zvonareva, contesting her fifth quarterfinal this season, was unable to maintain her consistency throughout the match.

"I started out OK," said the Russian. "I think I played well in the first set, but then I lost my concentration and couldn't get my game back.

She's a good player. For me, it was important to concentrate on my game and do what I needed to do, but I couldn't play good tennis throughout the whole match."link (http://www.wtatour.com/newsroom/stories/NewsArticle_8185_rx.asp)

Bepa will hopefully play more consistently once she gets a few more matches under her belt.

rrfnpump
Oct 8th, 2005, 11:31 AM
Moscow Main Draw

Maria Sharapova (1) - Bye
Anna-Lena Groenefeld - Ana Ivanovic
Silvia Farina Elia - Dinara Safina
Q - Alicia Molik (7)

Mary Pierce (3) - Bye
Flavia Pennetta - Nathalie Dechy
Vera Douchevina - Elena Likhovtseva
Anna Chakvetadze - Patty Schnyder (5)

Anastasia Myskina (6) - Magdalena Maleeva (WC)
Evgenia Linetskaya (WC) - Kveta Peschke
Q - Jelena Jankovic
Elena Dementieva (4) - Bye

Svetlana Kuznetsova (8) - Q
Maria Kirilenko (WC) - Vera Zvonareva
Francesca Schiavone - Q
Amelie Mauresmo (2) - Bye

rrfnpump
Oct 8th, 2005, 11:34 AM
not a bad draw for Vera I think

Makiri played a lot in the last weeks and has some problems with her knee
I think she has a good chance to reach 2nd round where she plays struggling Kuznetsova or a qualifier
Quarterfinals is possible I think :D

I hope Vera plays doubles with Elena

Epigone
Oct 8th, 2005, 11:35 AM
Horrible draw :sobbing:

If she had been in the top quarter, I'd be :D

A QF match with Amelie would be nice, but look at Bepa's record against her :help:

Still, Bepa should remain confident because anything can happen

rrfnpump
Oct 8th, 2005, 11:37 AM
Horrible draw :sobbing:

A QF match with Amelie would be nice, but look at Bepa's record against her :help:

Still, Bepa should remain confident because anything can happen


you think it is horrible?
she didnt draw a seeded player and has a winnable 2nd round
QF would be a great achievement we have to take it step by step. I dont expect her to reach SF or F or to beat Mauresmo
she must play against Top20 to see how things going on in Top20

so I think it is a good draw for Vera to make a step forward

Epigone
Oct 8th, 2005, 11:56 AM
you think it is horrible?I'm just being dramatic because I'm in a :crying2: mood :p

she didnt draw a seeded player and has a winnable 2nd roundTrue, Sveta has been :help: lately

QF would be a great achievement we have to take it step by step. I dont expect her to reach SF or F or to beat Mauresmo
she must play against Top20 to see how things going on in Top20I know, but I just don't want her near Amelie. She has no confidence when playing her, and judging from the pic from the Mirza match that's a few posts up, she is still being too hard on herself when she makes mistakes. That attitude + Amelie is a recipe for disaster.

so I think it is a good draw for Vera to make a step forwardIf she can defend her QF points from last year, I think she'll be happy. I just want a good result this week to set her up for the rest of the year.

daniela86
Oct 8th, 2005, 01:14 PM
you think it is horrible?
she didnt draw a seeded player and has a winnable 2nd round
QF would be a great achievement we have to take it step by step. I dont expect her to reach SF or F or to beat Mauresmo
she must play against Top20 to see how things going on in Top20

so I think it is a good draw for Vera to make a step forward
I agree with you:yeah: , as you said Kirilenko played a lot of tennis recently so she must be quite tired physically and maybe mentally too.As for Sveta, we are still :confused: about her shape as she didn't play for a while, she might be even more rusty than Bepa but one match at time.(sveta might lose to a very good qualifier like sesil,kleybanova or bychkova)
Best of luck to you,Bepa :kiss: :hug: I really hope you'll do something very nice at home :D :angel: Davai sweetie! :kiss:

goldenlox
Oct 8th, 2005, 02:30 PM
Vera is in the softest section of the draw. Kirilenko should be tired, and has a long flight while fatigued.
Sveta hasn't won a match in a long time. Amelie is having a long week in Germany.
This is a great draw for Vera.

nick_chicane
Oct 8th, 2005, 06:38 PM
Kirilenko maybe tired but she is one of the most inform people on the tour at the moment and youd be amazed how tiredness just vanishes from your mind when your playing with so much confidence!! I think Kirilenko is a terrible draw for Vera!! :sad:

Vera will have to play very, very well if shes to win and im not sure if shes ready for a challenge like that quite yet!!

_LuCaS_
Oct 8th, 2005, 09:57 PM
Good luck Bepa. All the way to the SF ;)

Epigone
Oct 9th, 2005, 01:54 AM
Good luck Bepa. All the way to the SF ;)Nah, I think that she should also beat Nastya and move into the final :devil:

I'm still :fiery: about a terrible baseline call at the end of their match last year :shout:

andrewbroad
Oct 9th, 2005, 03:50 AM
Bepa v Little Maria - what a mouthwatering match! :hearts: :hearts:

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nick_chicane
Oct 9th, 2005, 03:19 PM
Bepa v Little Maria - what a mouthwatering match! :hearts: :hearts:


Which could only be topped with Dementieva vs Kirilenko!! :lol:

rrfnpump
Oct 9th, 2005, 03:30 PM
Moscow Doubles Draw

Cara Black/Rennae Stubbs [ZIM/AUS/1] - Iveta Benesova/Meilen Tu [CZE/USA]
Tina Krizan/Jennifer Russell [SLO/USA] - Eva Birnerova/Andrea Vanc [CZE/ROM]
Elena Likhovtseva/Vera Zvonareva [RUS/RUS/4] - Corinna Morariu/Patty Schnyder [USA/SUI]
Anastasia Myskina/Flavia Pennetta [RUS/ITA] - Kveta Peschke/Francesca Schiavone [CZE/ITA]

Vera Douchevina/Dinara Safina [RUS/RUS] - Elena Dementieva/Michaela Krajicek [RUS/NED/WC]
Q - Svetlana Kuznetsova/Alicia Molik [RUS/AUS/3]
Emanuelle Gagliardi/Maria-Emilia Salerin [SUI/ARG] - Anna-Lena Groenefeld/Magdalena Maleeva [GER/BUL]
Anna Chakvetadze/Elena Vesnina [RUS/RUS/WC] - Lisa Raymond/Samantha Stosur [USA/AUS/2]

rrfnpump
Oct 9th, 2005, 03:31 PM
The draw for Lena/Vera could not have been tougher :fiery:
it is a murder draw!!

Shoulderpova
Oct 9th, 2005, 03:44 PM
:shrug:

Epigone
Oct 9th, 2005, 04:00 PM
I think that the doubles draw is good :o

Remember that Bepa and Lena were on a roll before Bepa was injured, and I think that they should be able to achieve a very good result if they communicate well from the beginning

rrfnpump
Oct 9th, 2005, 04:12 PM
I think that the doubles draw is good :o

Remember that Bepa and Lena were on a roll before Bepa was injured, and I think that they should be able to achieve a very good result if they communicate well from the beginning

Hm, we really have different views this week :lol:
Patty Schnyder and Corina Morariu should not be underestimated; they played some decent tournaments this year and Schnyder is good at doubles because of her touch and her angles
Nastya/Flavia or Francesca/Kveta are tough too
Nastya just won Filderstadt and Flavia was in US Open finals
Francesca/Kveta play good doubles recently

Nevertheless, you are right, Epi
Vera and Lena is a good doubles team and if the chemistry is right they will reach at least SF
Blach/Stubbs are everything but convincing this year, so everything is possible

Most important is however, that Vera plays doubles. It can just help her get confidence in her game :D

_LuCaS_
Oct 9th, 2005, 05:04 PM
Nah, I think that she should also beat Nastya and move into the final :devil:

If Bepa takes Momo out, I'll suggest to Nastya to win the SF in 3 ;) as a reward :devil:

goldenlox
Oct 9th, 2005, 05:07 PM
Vera won this doubles title last year.

daniela86
Oct 9th, 2005, 08:55 PM
Nevertheless, you are right, Epi
Vera and Lena is a good doubles team and if the chemistry is right they will reach at least SF
Blach/Stubbs are everything but convincing this year, so everything is possible

Most important is however, that Vera plays doubles. It can just help her get confidence in her game :D

Exactly:D :bowdown: I remember that Bepa played very good at Rome just after winning the title at Berlin so I hope that the dubz will help her to play great and rise and rise her level here too :) Although Morariu/Patty is a great and dangerous team (they were in sf at RG :scared: ) ,i think that Bepa/Lena should win this match coz this team is even greatest :) :bounce:
Davai!! :clap2: Let's defend your title Bepa! :kiss:

daniela86
Oct 10th, 2005, 05:59 PM
Bepa wil play tomorrow her first match at Moscow :D

Central Court
Pennetta vs. Dechy
13:00 ATP
15:00 Farina-Elia vs. Safina
16:30 Kuznetsova vs. Gagliardi
18 ATP
ATP

Court 1
11:00 Molik vs. Stosur
12 ATP
ATP
Likhotseva/Zvonareva vs. Morariu/Schnyder
Linetskaya vs. Peschke

Court 2
11:00
Groenfeld vs. Razzano
ATP
ATP
Chakvetadze/Vesnina vs. Raymond/Stosur
ATP
ATP

Court 3
Karatancheva vs. Jankovic
ATP
Krizian/Russell vs. Binerova/Vanc
Schiavone vs. Benesova
ATP

Kick asses!!!:kiss: Davai!! :bigclap:

Epigone
Oct 10th, 2005, 06:05 PM
It should be an interesting match :bounce:

I hope that the live feed works tomorrow :shout:

Epigone
Oct 11th, 2005, 12:10 PM
Bepa/Lena d. Morariu/Schnyder 6-3 7-5 :yippee: :bigclap: :dance: :clap2: :woohoo:

They were down *1-4 in the 2nd set before launching a fightback :cool:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 11th, 2005, 12:13 PM
nice start for Vera!!!

Really hope they will qualified for YEC Doubles

Shoulderpova
Oct 11th, 2005, 12:17 PM
an important win over a strong team :yeah: :yippee::woohoo:
hopefully Bepa can defend doubles title :dance:

rrfnpump
Oct 11th, 2005, 01:06 PM
I watched the match per live-stream at work!
(I had telefon service and so could watch it a bit :p )

They played good and I liked the way Vera was outhitting Patty from the baseline
they fell apart a bit in 2nd but regrouped nicely

good win, Vera/Lena :D

I hope I can follow Vera tomorrow too

nick_chicane
Oct 11th, 2005, 03:30 PM
Yep, good start to the week!! Now lets hope for some more luck tomorrow!! :)

Epigone
Oct 11th, 2005, 06:08 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Kirilenko vs. Zvonareva

Bepa, enjoy playing in front of your home crowd :D

_LuCaS_
Oct 11th, 2005, 06:17 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Kirilenko vs. Zvonareva

Bepa, enjoy playing in front of your home crowd :D

While crushing your op ;)

daniela86
Oct 11th, 2005, 07:00 PM
Congrats for the win in dubz Lena/Vera:yippee: :yippee: and :yeah: for the nice comeback in the 2nd set :D :yippee: :dance: :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker: What a pity I was at uni and didn't see it :( but tomorrow i may see Bepa-Kirilenko :hehehe: Davai Bepa :kiss!! Indeed enjoy playing at home while crushing your op' :lol: :p :p

Epigone
Oct 11th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Wow, Bepa's wtatour.com profile has changed :dance:

The old one looked faded :unsure:, but this one is great :D

It's from the ITF World Champions Dinner thing :p

link (http://www.wtatour.com/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=260142)

Daniel
Oct 11th, 2005, 09:13 PM
Good luck Vera :D

pav
Oct 11th, 2005, 09:41 PM
slept through that good win:o ,but will be wide awake for this one :eek: go Bepa profile pic sure is better:hearts:

Epigone
Oct 12th, 2005, 08:41 AM
Bepa d. Masha 6-2 6-3 :bigclap: :dance: :yippee: :clap2: :bounce: :woohoo:

Masha played well, but Bepa was really strong off the ground

rrfnpump
Oct 12th, 2005, 08:44 AM
Vera :D :worship:
she played very solid from the baseline and was dictating the points

daniela86
Oct 12th, 2005, 08:52 AM
Yeahhhh Great Bepa:cool: :cool:, I was sure she would be on fire at Moscow :bowdown: Huge Congratssss!! :kiss: :music: :rocker: :rocker2: :cool: :bounce: I didn't see the whole match but judging by the 3 last games,Bepa can beat Sveta :D if she keeps on playing like today :D Davai Bepa :bowdown: :bowdown: :woohoo:

Dan23
Oct 12th, 2005, 08:56 AM
Played well today Bepa :yeah:

nick_chicane
Oct 12th, 2005, 09:14 AM
Wow, what a good win that is!! I never thought in a million years it would be that easy!! Well done Vera!!

Like you guys say, bring on Kuznetsova!! If Vera plays like she did today, then Kuznetsova better watch out!! :lol:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 12th, 2005, 09:26 AM
Vera :) slowly regaining her touch :) :yeah:
hope for a good end to the year.....

go Vera :D :) still lots of pts to defend but she'll be back :)

Foot's Fingers
Oct 12th, 2005, 09:36 AM
Important win Vera!!!

Hope the end of the year will be full of success for her!

pav
Oct 12th, 2005, 09:52 AM
Good win for Bepa, wandered over to My sister's house (broadband)and watched the match,then got delayed on the way back because a mare was having a foal ,if it's a filly have to call it Bepa, little brat was trying to get up on it's feet and getting angry :mad: when it kept falling over,but did it in the end.

anyway She sure looked more like the old Bepa:)

_LuCaS_
Oct 12th, 2005, 10:08 AM
Congrats Bepa ;)
Now for Sveta :devil:

nick_chicane
Oct 12th, 2005, 10:22 AM
Vera :) slowly regaining her touch :) :yeah:
hope for a good end to the year.....

go Vera :D :) still lots of pts to defend but she'll be back :)

But what we get to look forward to, is the lack of points she has to defend next year!! Shes gonna rocket up those rankings!! :bounce:

Epigone
Oct 12th, 2005, 02:32 PM
You can find a link to a video of the match here (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6407983&postcount=257)

nouf :yeah:

goldenlox
Oct 12th, 2005, 02:34 PM
http://www.kremlincup.ru/www/foto/12.10.05/img_12.10.0512.jpg
http://www.kremlincup.ru/www/foto/12.10.05/img_12.10.0511.jpg
Vera in round 1

KV
Oct 12th, 2005, 03:56 PM
Vera's favourite to win. Hasn't put a foot wrong so far in the Kremlin Cup. :D That's one or her most consistent tournament.

goldenlox
Oct 12th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Central court

Start Time 11:00 Women, Singles,
8 Kuznetsova Svetlana (RUS) Zvonareva Vera (RUS)

Epigone
Oct 12th, 2005, 07:01 PM
An excellent start time for the match :D

I can watch it at university, so the connection should be great :dance:

If Bepa can cut down on the unforced errors, I'm very optimistic about the outcome of this match

Foot's Fingers
Oct 13th, 2005, 07:46 AM
i so want Vera to beat Sveta and Momo afterwards :tape:

Good Luck Vera!!! Serving for first set now....oh... 2SP..... 6-3 ;)

GO VERA!!!

Shoulderpova
Oct 13th, 2005, 07:50 AM
Vera made only 6 UE in the first set :cool: Shes controlling the match :smoke:
but Vera has problem with Mauresmo :tape:
Hopefully she can get her first win over Momo :tape: :help:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 13th, 2005, 07:51 AM
up a break in a second now ;)

Epigone
Oct 13th, 2005, 09:42 AM
Sveta d. Bepa 3-6 7-5 6-2 :sobbing: :bigcry:

Things just fell away for Bepa at the end, especially considering she lead *2-1 in the 3rd :help:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 13th, 2005, 09:47 AM
: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:

nick_chicane
Oct 13th, 2005, 11:17 AM
I think losing the 2nd set was the start of the downfall!! She just needed to win that final game to take it to a tie-break, which i feel she would have won, but she couldnt do that and i only really saw one winner then!! Its very disappointing cause she started off so well!! :sad:

Epigone
Oct 13th, 2005, 11:45 AM
Bepa was getting upset towards the end of the 2nd set and throughout the 3rd set

She questioned a linecall or two, she complained about a ball (the umpire took it), she was talking to herself, her racquet was flying, she was :shrug: a lot

There were lots of bad signs that we've seen in the past :sad:

However, when she was on, she played some incredible shots.
She reminded me about why I love her game so much.

If she wasn't so hard on herself, I think she could have won in two.

rrfnpump
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:32 PM
*sigh*

It is hard being a Vera fan. I saw the entire match per live stream and actually it was a pretty good match. Vera was dictating the points and was very solid from the baseline at the beginning. There was not much Kuznetsova could do about. The first crucial point for Vera was when she led 6-3 *1-0 and got broken. This was the point when Vera started to be the :crying2: Vera.
Then she was down 00-40 on her service game and she managed to hold. I thought this could give her the power to close out the match, but I was wrong.
I think the turning point for the match was at 4-4 in the 2nd set with Kuznetsova serving. Vera played very good in that game and saved several GPs, but didnt manage to get a BP. Vera's service game at 6-3 *5-6 was a mental collapse.
Third set started well with Vera breaking with some amazing shots. But then it began. Vera was throwing her racket, complaining, shouting, crying and I dont know why. She played good! If she would have focused she would have won, but was she do?
I am sick of Vera losing matches because of her mental fragility. It was a complete meltdown!
Seems like she didnt grow up because of her injury. She is still the same old Vera. I know I love Vera how she is, but its so frustrating to see how she destroys everything with that.

However, Vera is back. She had some beautiful shots and great angles in her game. She also fought very hard and often pumped her fist.

The player I dislike most beating the player I like most is hard for me. I will need some time to get over it.
Vera can help me by taking the doubles title ;)

I am nevertheless really sad :sad:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 13th, 2005, 12:53 PM
even it was better that losing too kveta 62 60

Good Luck in doubles, Vera

nick_chicane
Oct 13th, 2005, 02:28 PM
even it was better that losing too kveta 62 60

Good Luck in doubles, Vera

Yeah, but that was an unwell Vera, as it turned out to be!!

It really is about time she grew up!! Lets face it, in her current state, she'll never be anything more than a top 20 player, every chance she gets to beat someone good, she throws it away in a flood of tears and that is how it will always be with her unless she grows up and takes bad situations in a more adult way!! She is the laughing stock of the WTA tour, if you ask anyone, that knows anything about tennis, about Vera, the first thing they will always say is, shes the one that cries alot!! No one will ever mention her abilities on the court, she will always be the girl that cries alot!!

Shes 21 years old now and still crying when she makes a mistake, youve gotta wonder if she'll ever be able to control herself!! :sad:

Time and time again, she throws away good situations and frankly, im getting tired of feeling angry after yet another collapse!! :fiery:

rrfnpump
Oct 13th, 2005, 02:39 PM
Yeah, but that was an unwell Vera, as it turned out to be!!

It really is about time she grew up!! Lets face it, in her current state, she'll never be anything more than a top 20 player, every chance she gets to beat someone good, she throws it away in a flood of tears and that is how it will always be with her unless she grows up and takes bad situations in a more adult way!! She is the laughing stock of the WTA tour, if you ask anyone, that knows anything about tennis, about Vera, the first thing they will always say is, shes the one that cries alot!! No one will ever mention her abilities on the court, she will always be the girl that cries alot!!

Shes 21 years old now and still crying when she makes a mistake, youve gotta wonder if she'll ever be able to control herself!! :sad:

Time and time again, she throws away good situations and frankly, im getting tired of feeling angry after yet another collapse!! :fiery:

She became a Top10 player with her attitude ;)
you are way too negative!

goldenlox
Oct 13th, 2005, 03:11 PM
This was a good draw for Vera, and she almost got through.
Reminds me a little of Eastbourne 2004. Vera was so close to winning that match.
I think she can move forward from this, and have a good 2006.

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/XDL10210131006.jpg

Russia's Vera Zvonareva returns the ball to Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova during their Kremlin Cup tennis tournament match in Moscow, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

rrfnpump
Oct 13th, 2005, 03:34 PM
Kuznetsova said that she didnt have much problems after she found her game in 2nd set
total crap. thats why I dislike her so much :fiery: :fiery:

Dont you think that the handshake between Vera and Kuznetsova was very cold. I thought they were friends. Friends dont shake hands like that.....
just wondering

goldenlox
Oct 13th, 2005, 03:41 PM
After the Eastbourne match, they both hit balls in the crowd, and they were talking and laughing.

Epigone
Oct 13th, 2005, 03:48 PM
See, this is just Bepa's luck. Schiavone beat Mauresmo, and Bepa would have played her in the QF :sad:

Epigone
Oct 13th, 2005, 03:51 PM
Dont you think that the handshake between Vera and Kuznetsova was very cold. I thought they were friends. Friends dont shake hands like that.....
just wonderingI agree with you. I was actually paying attention to see what would happen :o. I thought it seemed a little cold.

Having said that, Bepa was kinda :unsure: after their YEC match last year, but Sveta said that they talked later. They've been friends for a long time, so I think that maybe they do things in a different way :p

rrfnpump
Oct 13th, 2005, 04:00 PM
maybe I just dont wanna see that my most fave player and the player I dislike the most are friends....
but I found it strange. In the match there were some scenes were Kuznetsova was a bit annoyed of Vera questioning line calls.
I have the impression that when the Russians use the word friends they mean it differently than others do. If I call a player my friend I would always be nice to him at the handshake or share a laugh together

Epigone
Oct 13th, 2005, 04:42 PM
but I found it strange. In the match there were some scenes were Kuznetsova was a bit annoyed of Vera questioning line calls.Did you notice how Bepa was steaming as she went to sit down at 2-1 in the 3rd (I think), and then she had to wait ages for Sveta to get her foot treated?

After that, Bepa's game collapsed completely.

Sveta knows that Bepa can get impatient...:o

I have the impression that when the Russians use the word friends they mean it differently than others do. If I call a player my friend I would always be nice to him at the handshake or share a laugh togetherBepa has said that they hang out together away from the court. I think Sveta understands how Bepa can act during matches, and she gives her a bit of space ;)

KV
Oct 13th, 2005, 04:45 PM
After what happened this season, one can't be too disappointed with Vera's loss. Yeah a year ago think Vera would've def. Sveta. Sveta's on a good run. As for Bepa it's going little by little in the right direction.

rrfnpump
Oct 13th, 2005, 05:08 PM
Did you notice how Bepa was steaming as she went to sit down at 2-1 in the 3rd (I think), and then she had to wait ages for Sveta to get her foot treated?
After that, Bepa's game collapsed completely.


I think Kuznetsova tokk her timeout leading 36 75 *32
so Vera collapsed 2 games earlier
it just gave her the rest :p

nick_chicane
Oct 13th, 2005, 05:20 PM
This was a good draw for Vera, and she almost got through.
Reminds me a little of Eastbourne 2004. Vera was so close to winning that match.
I think she can move forward from this, and have a good 2006.

Yes, but just like at Eastbourne, she crumbled, in a very winnable situation!! Shes done it so often now, why will 2006 be different? Explain how shes better off now than she was at Eastbourne 2 years ago?

Im sorry to be so negative all the time but i expect so much more from her than shes producing!! With the talent she has, we should all be expecting more than what shes producing!!

nick_chicane
Oct 13th, 2005, 05:25 PM
After that, Bepa's game collapsed completely.

Sveta knows that Bepa can get impatient...:o

Everyone knows how to play Vera, everyone knows that she gets annoyed easily so it wouldnt surprise me one bit if Kuznetsova didnt even need her foot treating but thought she'd do it just so that Vera could sit there and got more and more annoyed with the situation!! 9 times out of 10, if you get Vera annoyed with herself, you will win!! Thats the bleak side to her game!!

goldenlox
Oct 13th, 2005, 05:36 PM
Yes, but just like at Eastbourne, she crumbled, in a very winnable situation!! Shes done it so often now, why will 2006 be different? Explain how shes better off now than she was at Eastbourne 2 years ago?
last year, Vera made the YEC, and she was 19 for most of the year.
In 2006, Vera will turn 22. She has more experience, and can be better than in 2004

pav
Oct 13th, 2005, 07:55 PM
Kuznetsova said that she didnt have much problems after she found her game in 2nd set
total crap. thats why I dislike her so much :fiery: :fiery:

Dont you think that the handshake between Vera and Kuznetsova was very cold. I thought they were friends. Friends dont shake hands like that.....
just wondering

Yes I just read the Sveta quote and agree sounded arrogant, like the Player at the other end was irrelevant. bad Sveta!

pav
Oct 13th, 2005, 07:57 PM
Everyone knows how to play Vera, everyone knows that she gets annoyed easily so it wouldnt surprise me one bit if Kuznetsova didnt even need her foot treating but thought she'd do it just so that Vera could sit there and got more and more annoyed with the situation!! 9 times out of 10, if you get Vera annoyed with herself, you will win!! Thats the bleak side to her game!!

Yes You could almost see Sveta licking Her lips when Bepa started steaming

pav
Oct 13th, 2005, 07:59 PM
Did you notice how Bepa was steaming as she went to sit down at 2-1 in the 3rd (I think), and then she had to wait ages for Sveta to get her foot treated?

After that, Bepa's game collapsed completely.

Sveta knows that Bepa can get impatient...:o

Bepa has said that they hang out together away from the court. I think Sveta understands how Bepa can act during matches, and she gives her a bit of space ;)

Sveta got Her foot treated and after that Bepa stuck Her foot right in it

andrewbroad
Oct 13th, 2005, 11:02 PM
I think 2006 will be a much `Bepa' year than 2005. She's got her viral infection diagnosed now, and hopefully under control. She's improved with each tournament since her comeback from the ankle-injury, and is now playing better than she has been for most of 2005.

And it's fine by me if she wants to cry on court well into her twenties, rather than bottling it all up. She's been a top-ten player and won three WTA singles titles the way she is, and IMO nobody should try to change her.

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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/)
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Foot's Fingers
Oct 14th, 2005, 07:15 AM
NICE INTERVIEW WITH VERA IN RUSSIAN: http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?111058

IT WAS BEFORE MATCH VS SVETA

nick_chicane
Oct 14th, 2005, 08:00 AM
And it's fine by me if she wants to cry on court well into her twenties, rather than bottling it all up. She's been a top-ten player and won three WTA singles titles the way she is, and IMO nobody should try to change her.


But you have to wonder how much further she can go in her current state, yes she squeezed into the top 10 for a few weeks and won 3 singles titles but i wonder if that is as far as she can go with how she plays tennis right now!!

pav
Oct 14th, 2005, 08:41 AM
NICE INTERVIEW WITH VERA IN RUSSIAN: http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?111058

IT WAS BEFORE MATCH VS SVETA

I liked the weight loss part:)

Epigone
Oct 14th, 2005, 08:43 AM
OOP for Friday
Court 2 (from 16.00hrs)
1. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva vs. Peschke/Schiavone

Foot's Fingers
Oct 14th, 2005, 08:48 AM
I liked the weight loss part:)


me too ;)

rrfnpump
Oct 14th, 2005, 08:51 AM
I cannot read it :bigcry:

daniela86
Oct 14th, 2005, 10:10 AM
Yes I just read the Sveta quote and agree sounded arrogant, like the Player at the other end was irrelevant. bad Sveta!
I also agree, Sveta was :rolleyes: that day :( :mad: and indeed rrfnpump, the friendship between Vera and Kuzzie is weird.They seem to appreaciate each other when they are off court but they aren't friendly to each other anymore on court so imo,it's not a true friendship.
Btw, good luck for your doubles match today Bepa/lena :hug: :hug: Hope they will take the title to cheer us up after Vera's :sad: :sobbing: loss in single :( :mad: :(

Epigone
Oct 14th, 2005, 01:49 PM
Bepa/Lena won 6-1 6-4 :bounce: :dance: :clap2: :yippee: :woohoo:

The one game they lost in the 1st set came when they were broken while serving for the set, and they were broken a few times in the 2nd set :o

Still, this was a good win :yeah:

rrfnpump
Oct 14th, 2005, 01:53 PM
:banana::banana: :dance: :banana::banana:

they played really well
now they face No1 seeds Black/Stubbs for a place in the finals

Foot's Fingers
Oct 14th, 2005, 02:07 PM
Congrats Vera/Lena!!!


Good luck in SF

nick_chicane
Oct 14th, 2005, 03:57 PM
Wow, that should be a really interesting semi final!! :)

goldenlox
Oct 14th, 2005, 03:58 PM
This is a big doubles match. It could send them on their way to a Tier I title and the YEC.

Epigone
Oct 14th, 2005, 06:36 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Court 1 (from 13.30hrs)
1. Black/Stubbs vs. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva

Make the final! Davai!!!

daniela86
Oct 14th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Good luck Vera/Lena :D :woohoo: :bigclap: and :yeah: for today's win :D

andrewbroad
Oct 14th, 2005, 11:41 PM
But you have to wonder how much further she can go in her current state, yes she squeezed into the top 10 for a few weeks and won 3 singles titles but i wonder if that is as far as she can go with how she plays tennis right now!!

It isn't. Bepa has the talent to be a top-five player and win Grand Slams (the French Open in particular), even with tears and tantrums along the way.

If Bepa went against her instincts and tried to hold back the tears, it could be a similar mistake as Monica Seles (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/seles/)'s decision not to grunt in the Wimbledon 1992 final. It's very important to be yourself.

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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
Oct 15th, 2005, 11:57 AM
Black/Stubbs d. Bepa/Lena 3-6 6-3 6-3 :sobbing:

Bepa and Lena were serving at 3-0 in the 3rd :banghead: :shrug:

Shoulderpova
Oct 15th, 2005, 12:02 PM
oh well done !
*sigh*

Epigone
Oct 15th, 2005, 02:01 PM
Zurich MD
Lindsay Davenport (USA) (1) vs Bye
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs Qualifier
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs Qualifier
Conchita Martinez (ESP) (WC) vs Nadia Petrova (RUS) (5)

Elena Dementieva (RUS) (4) vs Bye
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) vs Nathalie Dechy (FRA)
Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) vs Silvia Farina-Elia (ITA)
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) vs Anastasia Myskina (RUS) (7)

Patty Schnyder (SWI) (6) vs Gisela Dulko (ARG) (WC)
Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) (WC) vs Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)
Qualifier vs Qualifier/Lucky Loser
Mary Pierce (FRA) (3) vs Bye

Alicia Molik (AUS) (8) vs Jelena Jankovic (SCG)
Ana Ivanovic (SCG) vs Tatiana Golovin (FRA)
Shinobu Asagoe (JAP) vs Dinara Safina (RUS)
Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) (2) vs Bye

5 Russians in one quarter :help::help::help::help:

I'm actually pretty happy with this draw. Bepa and Nastya usually have pretty close matches, and I think that Bepa has been very unlucky with one or two baseline calls in their last two matches.

I'm expecting Bepa to win a few matches :cool:

_LuCaS_
Oct 15th, 2005, 04:19 PM
Great draw :rolleyes: :(

rrfnpump
Oct 15th, 2005, 04:28 PM
:hysteric:
they were leading 63 36 *30 ???
:hysteric:

hope they will make the YEC anyway!

As for Zurich : this is what I call a great draw! Many exciting and interesting match-ups
Vera also has chances to advance! Nastya was very erratic in Moscow

Epigone
Oct 15th, 2005, 04:35 PM
:hysteric:
they were leading 63 36 *30 ???
:hysteric:Yeah!!!! :o

hope they will make the YEC anyway!This loss has really messed things up. Bepa will play Zurich and Linz, but I don't think they'll be able to pick up enough points to break into the top 4. Raymond/Stosur making the final makes their task even more difficult

As for Zurich : this is what I call a great draw! Many exciting and interesting match-ups
Vera also has chances to advance! Nastya was very erratic in MoscowYep, I'm happy. If she can play like she did in the 1st set against Sveta, I think she'll have a good tournament.

rrfnpump
Oct 16th, 2005, 07:09 AM
This loss has really messed things up. Bepa will play Zurich and Linz, but I don't think they'll be able to pick up enough points to break into the top 4. Raymond/Stosur making the final makes their task even more difficult


I am more positive than you. Remeber, Paola Suarez and Liezel Huber probably wont play this year, so Ruano Pascual/Suarez and Huber/Stubbs wont participate. I dont know if Medina Garrigues and Safina will play again this year. Kuznetsova/Molik are done; they cannot win anything after Molik plays like crap.
So there are still good chances if they play well in Zuich and Linz

my prediction for the 4 teams for the YEC
1 - Martinez/Ruano Pascual
2 - Raymond/Stosur
3 - Safina/Medina Garrigues
4 - Vera/Lena or Kuznetsova/Molik

if Liezel Huber will play againt his year things look different of course...

nick_chicane
Oct 16th, 2005, 02:19 PM
Can you believe the Zurich draw!! :eek: 5 Russians in the same section!! :sad:

Epigone
Oct 16th, 2005, 02:48 PM
Doubles draw
1-Raymond/Stosur vs Peschke/Schiavone
Q- vs Birnerova/Vanc
4-Kuznetsova/Molik vs Hantuchova/Sugiyama
Benesova/Pastikova vs Dementieva/Pennetta

Likhovtseva/Zvonareva vs Asagoe/Srebotnik
Medina Garrigues/Vinci vs 3-Martinez/Ruano Pascual
Schnyder/Morariu vs WC-Karatancheva/Razzano
Daniilidou/Russell vs 2-Black/Stubbs

Please achieve a good result :bowdown:

paranoia0809
Oct 16th, 2005, 05:58 PM
Can you believe the Zurich draw!! :eek: 5 Russians in the same section!! :sad:

I saw this too! It's inadmissible :mad:

Epigone
Oct 16th, 2005, 06:09 PM
Monday OOP - Court 1
1:00 PM Final (Qualification)
Sugiyama (JPN) vs. Karatantcheva (BUL)

followed by Final (Qualification)
Szavay (HUN) vs. Vinci (ITA)

not before 5:00 PM 1st Round (Singles)
Maleeva (BUL) vs. Chakvetadze (RUS)

not before 7:00 PM 1st Round (Singles)
Zvonareva (RUS) vs. Myskina (RUS)

Foot's Fingers
Oct 17th, 2005, 07:21 AM
Can you believe the Zurich draw!! :eek: 5 Russians in the same section!! :sad:


WTF draw it is for Russians????? :fiery:

Go Vera!!!

daniela86
Oct 17th, 2005, 01:36 PM
I am more positive than you. Remeber, Paola Suarez and Liezel Huber probably wont play this year, so Ruano Pascual/Suarez and Huber/Stubbs wont participate. I dont know if Medina Garrigues and Safina will play again this year. Kuznetsova/Molik are done; they cannot win anything after Molik plays like crap.
So there are still good chances if they play well in Zuich and Linz

my prediction for the 4 teams for the YEC
1 - Martinez/Ruano Pascual
2 - Raymond/Stosur
3 - Safina/Medina Garrigues
4 - Vera/Lena or Kuznetsova/Molik

if Liezel Huber will play againt his year things look different of course...

I'm almost 100% sure that Liezel Huber won't play this year so I agree with you again (we agree a lot these days:eek: :p ;) ) Lena/Vera have the best chance to qualify for YEC after Martinez/Ruano pascual and Raymond/Stosur :D (This week,they have even a better ranking than Safina/Medina Garrigues.Plus Safina withdrew for Zurich so Safina/Medina will play only 1 more tournament together ( Hasselt next week) whereas Bepa/Lena will probably play Zurich and Linz :p) About Kuzzie/Molik,they will indeed have a lot of difficulties to qualify coz of Alicia's huge slump(last week they were even baggeled by a team from qualy :o :tape: )
Good luck Vera/Lena :woohoo: and Vera in single!!!I expect a close match against Myskina:bounce: :bounce:

Epigone
Oct 17th, 2005, 06:03 PM
It looks like Bepa retired at 2-6 0-3* :shrug: :sobbing: :bigcry:

nick_chicane
Oct 17th, 2005, 06:05 PM
I wonder why? God, i hope its not another injury thats gonna keep her out for along time!! :sad:

The match was clearly going very bad anyway!! :sad:

rrfnpump
Oct 17th, 2005, 06:08 PM
Vera :crying2: :crying2:
I really hope she just felt uncomfortable or sick

Vera should quit the season now I think
that year sucked, it just wasnt Vera's year
should now recover 100% from all injuries and viruses and then focus for reattacking in 2006

get well soon, Vera :hug:

_LuCaS_
Oct 17th, 2005, 06:11 PM
Bepa :hug:
Injury again? :(

KV
Oct 17th, 2005, 06:11 PM
It sucks Vera ret, the Kremlin Cup sucked. Now imagine Nadia withdraws or retires against WC Martinez. Then it's the hattrick of ret. :( Nothing to be ruled out. On positive note as long as Vera's healthy next year will be much better for her and a large number of other Russian players.

Epigone
Oct 17th, 2005, 06:28 PM
wtatour.com says it was a right shoulder injury :bigcry:

No wonder she had such trouble on her serve :crying2: :hug:

Epigone
Oct 18th, 2005, 03:11 AM
OOP for Tuesday
Court 2 (from 10.30hrs)
1. Asagoe vs. Srebotnik
2. Benesova/Pastikova vs. Dementieva/Pennetta
3. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva vs. Asagoe/Srebotnik
4. Medina Garrigues/Vinci vs. Martinez/Ruano Pascual

Well, well, well...

I don't want anyone getting a serious injury because of this decision to play :help:

rrfnpump
Oct 18th, 2005, 06:09 AM
Lena/Vera play :eek:
after both retired in singles?? :scratch:

Good luck, but dont risk sth., girls :unsure:

nick_chicane
Oct 18th, 2005, 06:11 AM
It seems abit strange that theyve decided to play their doubles match just a day after they both retired from singles!!

Or, if you were to try and look into it deeper, maybe they both decided to have a serious attempt at getting to the End of Year Championships, so pulled out of their singles matches!!

Who knows, suspicious though that their both well enough to play the doubles match a day later!! :confused:

pav
Oct 18th, 2005, 06:47 AM
OOP for Tuesday
Court 2 (from 10.30hrs)
1. Asagoe vs. Srebotnik
2. Benesova/Pastikova vs. Dementieva/Pennetta
3. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva vs. Asagoe/Srebotnik
4. Medina Garrigues/Vinci vs. Martinez/Ruano Pascual

Well, well, well...

I don't want anyone getting a serious injury because of this decision to play :help:

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Epigone
Oct 18th, 2005, 12:08 PM
Now I'm :confused:

Bepa/Lena appeared on the scoreboard, but now their names have been replaced :scratch:

I guess they aren't playing afterall :o

rrfnpump
Oct 18th, 2005, 12:14 PM
Jans/Rosolska played qualifying

Lena/Vera have withdrawn and are replaced by Klaudia Jans/Alicija Rosolska (POL)
right decision in my opinion

Foot's Fingers
Oct 18th, 2005, 02:16 PM
Vera, girl, pls be healthy!

god decision not to play doubles
but YEC :sad:

goldenlox
Oct 18th, 2005, 02:36 PM
What a year for Vera. Take your time, and be healthy in January.

nick_chicane
Oct 18th, 2005, 03:44 PM
Yes, this is most deffinitely a year to forget!! :sad:

As i said in a previous post though, at least they'll be very few points to defend next year!! :)

Epigone
Oct 18th, 2005, 04:29 PM
As i said in a previous post though, at least they'll be very few points to defend next year!! :)The problem is that I think she has about 380 points left to defend this year.

If she doesn't play for the rest of the year, I fear that she might be unseeded at the Australian Open :unsure:

rrfnpump
Oct 18th, 2005, 04:40 PM
The problem is that I think she has about 380 points left to defend this year.

If she doesn't play for the rest of the year, I fear that she might be unseeded at the Australian Open :unsure:

I pretty sure she will be unseeded
thats no problem. she made the ranking up being unseeded in Slams
she needs a good draw and has to play good tennis again
2nd is far more important. Vera can beat anyone when she is on

goldenlox
Oct 18th, 2005, 04:44 PM
As long as Vera is healthy and mentally fresh in Australia, I don't care if she's seeded.
Some draws will be tough, some will open up. If Vera plays well, she'll beat a seed, and take their place.

daniela86
Oct 18th, 2005, 05:45 PM
As long as Vera is healthy and mentally fresh in Australia, I don't care if she's seeded.
Some draws will be tough, some will open up. If Vera plays well, she'll beat a seed, and take their place.
That's exactly my thoughts :D I only want Vera to get better,health is far more important than tennis and rankings.IMO, an healthy Vera has enough talent to come back in the top 20 even if she isn't in the top 50 anymore.Afterall,Kim was in the top 200 at the beginning of the year and she might finish this season as the number 1.I believe that next year, Bepa can also reach her best ranking again despite this horrible season.
Plz get well very soon Bepa :hug: :hug: :hug:

Epigone
Oct 18th, 2005, 06:31 PM
For the record, I'm not worried about Bepa being unseeded :p

I know that she has enough talent to make a lot of top players :unsure: (maybe not Lindsay and Amelie :o), but life is a little easier when you are seeded.

Damn, I just remembered that they want to get rid of quality points :mad:

That will make her climb up the rankings more difficult because she won't be rewarded when she beats higher-ranked players early in tournaments :fiery:

rrfnpump
Oct 19th, 2005, 11:47 AM
http://www.zurichopen.net/media/pictures/_DSC7413.jpg
Vera against Nastya

she doesnt look too happy
I know that she is hitting a forehand at the moment, but thats not her normal expression when she does
she looks a bit uncomfortable :sad:

Epigone
Oct 19th, 2005, 12:43 PM
Yeah, that's not her normal facial expression :sad:

Hmmm, the tape is also missing from her left wrist.

I've gotta find out why she wears it sometimes, but not other times.

It was taped in San Diego, but I think it has been untaped since then :scratch:

It must feel different to hit a BH when it's like that...

pav
Oct 19th, 2005, 06:26 PM
Bring back the tape I say! Get it back on Bepa,even when You can't play :sad:

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

andrewbroad
Oct 19th, 2005, 09:35 PM
Hmmm, the tape is also missing from her left wrist.

Only to be replaced by one on her right shoulder. :sad:

http://www.zurichopen.net/media/pictures/_DSC7413.jpg

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pav
Oct 20th, 2005, 09:28 PM
From the Linz site:eek:

Tatiana Golovin und Vera Zvonareva rücken in das Hauptfeld des Generali Ladies Linz presented by Raiffeisenlandesbank OÖ nach

andrewbroad
Oct 20th, 2005, 11:45 PM
From the Linz site:eek:

Tatiana Golovin und Vera Zvonareva rücken in das Hauptfeld des Generali Ladies Linz presented by Raiffeisenlandesbank OÖ nach


Das sind ja gute Nachrichten! :)
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Hauptfeld: main draw)

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rrfnpump
Oct 21st, 2005, 06:44 AM
Vera :banghead:
dont make it worse
it just doesnt make sense to play at all

Foot's Fingers
Oct 21st, 2005, 07:09 AM
Vera decides to play more

Hope it's right decision

Epigone
Oct 21st, 2005, 07:26 AM
In Moscow, Bepa said that she would play Zurich and Linz. However, if her shoulder is still sore, there is no way that she should be playing.

The upcoming off-season will be very important because she needs a strong start to next year.

She can't afford to be injured when she should be training hard :shout:

goldenlox
Oct 22nd, 2005, 02:46 PM
Vera's draw -


(5) Elena LIKHOVTSEVA RUS vs Ai SUGIYAMA JAP
Gisela DULKO ARG vs Lisa RAYMOND USA
Kveta PESCHKE CZE vs Vera ZVONAREVA RUS
(2) Elena DEMENTIEVA RUS vs bye

Epigone
Oct 22nd, 2005, 03:38 PM
Peschke :unsure:, but I'm happy that Lena D is the highest seeded player in her quarter.

If Bepa is playing well, I think that a very good result is on the cards :D

I want a Bepa vs Nadia SF :worship:

goldenlox
Oct 22nd, 2005, 03:41 PM
At least Vera can still make the YEC. Her singles year has been a mess.

Epigone
Oct 22nd, 2005, 04:15 PM
I really hope that she is 100% fit...:sad:

If she tries to go to Philadelphia after this, I'll be :shout:

rrfnpump
Oct 22nd, 2005, 06:15 PM
what to expect from Vera?? :shrug:

Good luck, Vera :hug:
if you fell uncomfortable, quit it

pav
Oct 22nd, 2005, 07:29 PM
I have only just viewed this version of Bepa:eek:


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

Epigone
Oct 23rd, 2005, 08:21 PM
Bepa and Lena's half of the doubles draw
Benesova Iveta
Strycova Barbora
Krizan Tina
Sfar Selima

Beygelzimer Yulia
Jugic-Salkic Mervana
3 Likhovtseva Elena
Zvonareva Vera

Bondarenko Alona
Bondarenko Kateryna
Dushevina Vera
Talaja Silvija

Gagliardi Emmanuelle
Jankovic Jelena
2 Martinez Conchita
Ruano Pascual Virginia

rrfnpump
Oct 24th, 2005, 07:07 AM
great draw! :yeah:

Good luck Lena/Vera :kiss:

Epigone
Oct 24th, 2005, 08:12 AM
OOP for Monday
Show Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Meusburger vs. Arvidsson (Singles Qualifying Final)
2. Domachowska vs. Fedak (Singles Qualifying Final)
3. Beygelzimer/Jugic-Salkic vs. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva

Foot's Fingers
Oct 24th, 2005, 12:08 PM
honestly, i was waiting for next Kveta - Vera match

Hope Vera will beat her now!!!\

Go Lena/Vera!!! YEC is still possible

daniela86
Oct 24th, 2005, 05:00 PM
Likhovsteva/Zvonareva def. Beygelzimer/Jugic-Salkic 7:5 6:3 :bigclap: Good start Vera/Lena :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: Keep up! :D
Btw, I agree with Foot's Fingers :) I also wanted Vera to play Kveta to get her revenge.I think that a win against a player who beat her twice could give her a lot of confidence :D

Epigone
Oct 24th, 2005, 05:18 PM
I thought that the scoreline might be a bit more :cool: than that :o :p, but at least they won in 2 :dance:

Now Bepa has to be ready to fight :armed:. She has to be aggressive and not let Kveta dictate the points.

rrfnpump
Oct 24th, 2005, 05:29 PM
I would not underestimate Beygelzimer/Jugic-Salkic
they are very experienced doubles players from all the challengers

its good that it was a straights sets win
they will hopefully reach semis and set up the YEC-clash with Martinez/Ruano

keep going, Lena/Vera :D

pav
Oct 24th, 2005, 07:38 PM
Bepa/Lena:worship:

Epigone
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Hantuchova/Sugiyama vs. D. Klemenschits/S. Klemenschits
2. Dulko vs. Raymond
3. Benesova vs. Domachowska (NB 15.30hrs)
4. Razzano vs. Bammer
5. Asagoe vs. Ivanovic (NB 18.30hrs)
6. Peschke vs. Zvonareva

Foot's Fingers
Oct 25th, 2005, 02:50 PM
GO VERA!!!

Pitty the the last match of the day
Can't follow

Epigone
Oct 25th, 2005, 07:43 PM
Bepa just went from *4-0 to 5-7 :help::help::help:

She even had BP to force a TB, but couldn't convert :o

Sweep
Oct 25th, 2005, 07:59 PM
:sad:

Come on Vera, show some Bouncebackability!

Swiss Ivo
Oct 25th, 2005, 08:09 PM
I comment the same match in "Dementieva's Gardens of Edem"!

Epigone
Oct 25th, 2005, 08:31 PM
Kveta d. Bepa 7-5 7-5 :sobbing: :bigcry: :help: x 1000000

Choke!!!!

*4-0 to 5-7, and *5-3 to 5-6* 30-40. She saved MP, and had a BP to force a TB, but couldn't convert :shrug:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 25th, 2005, 08:34 PM
omg Vera :banghead:
meltdown again :fiery: :( :mad: