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slk45
Jun 16th, 2006, 06:02 PM
:woohoo: BEPA!! :hug: :smooch: :smooch: :yeah:
Way to go, Vera! Keep it going!!! We know you can do it!!! :bigclap: :bigclap:

Vera is now back into the 60s and a win tomorrow will lift her up to the 50s.

GO BEPA!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 16th, 2006, 06:58 PM
Vera :rocker2:

go for win!!!

i beleive in you

rrfnpump
Jun 16th, 2006, 07:46 PM
from wtatour.com

Russians, Americans Into Birmingham Semifinals

BIRMINGHAM, UK - Vera Zvonareva spoiled the grass court breakthrough of Francesca Schiavone while Maria Sharapova continued to flourish on the lawns of the Edgbaston Priory Club, as the quarterfinals were contested at the 2006 DFS Classic on Friday.

Zvonareva, unseeded at the Tier III event, pulled away late in her match against the No.2-seeded Schiavone to prevail, 64 36 61. The pair split two sets before Zvonareva took her game to another level in the third, holding serve at ease and proving dangerous on Schiavone's delivery, breaking twice and winning over half of her return points.

"I'm really happy I managed to get it together in the third set," Zvonareva said. "It was a tough match as Francesca is such a great player."

After a 2004 season that saw her crack the Top 10, a left ankle injury during the second half of 2005 has helped Zvonareva plummet to No.78 as of this week. But the 21-year-old has shown glimpses of her form of old this year, reaching the final at Auckland in January and making the semis here, her win over the 14th-ranked Schiavone representing her first Top 15 win in over a year-and-a-half.

Schiavone was playing her first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour grass court quarterfinal in 11 attempts. The Italian fought valiantly, taking a match against someone she had never beaten to three sets on arguably her most difficult surface.

Saturday's first semifinal pits Zvonareva against Tu. The two have never played but are familiar, as both are working with the same coach this week.

"I've known Meilen a long time, as we practice a lot," Zvonareva said. "I'm happy for her and she's happy for me. It won't make the match any different though."

Epigone
Jun 16th, 2006, 08:18 PM
Report (http://wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=8323050&postcount=60) from Day 5 However, by far the best match of the day that we saw was Vera Z vs Franny! I was really looking forward it and, although it was a bit slow starting, it didn't disappoint. Martina N was watching in the area where the coaches usually sit and, especially in the 2nd set, it was apparent what Fran had enlisted Nav's help for. She really started attacking the net and played some excellent, effective volleys. It was good to see this grass court tennis from Fran :yeah: Another tactic of Fran's was the drop shot - she must have used this over a dozen times :lol: She was definitely trying to expose Vera's movement and draw her into the net. Most of the time the drop shots were quite effective, but Vera did also play some excellent net points :yeah: Apart from maybe in the first set, there didn't seem to be that many errors from either player. Vera made some awesome winners, moving Fran around the court with powerful and accurate groundstrokes :worship: As may have been expected, Vera's emotional fragility was in full view in the second set, there was a lot of racket smashing and arm waving going on :lol: I was pleasantly surprised though by how composed Vera stayed throughout the third set and by the manner in which she closed the match out :yeah: :tape:, but it's great that the 3rd set was a different story :worship:

slk45
Jun 16th, 2006, 09:08 PM
It's been a great tournament for both Bepa and Meilen.

Tu has had to work quite a bit harder, losing 39 games in 4 matches on her way to the Semis. Vera has lost 22 games in her 4 matches, half of those being in her win today against Schiavone, and a third of them in her win yesterday against Chakvetadze. This could be a dangerous match with Tu being upbeat despite being more tired (presumably). Tu is also still in doubles. But Vera should be upbeat as well, given her excellent performance here, her best since Auckland back in January.

If she can keep her focus on the positives, Vera should be thru to the Final. Likely against Maria, against whom she has 2-2 record all in 2004, the 2nd loss being at the YEC. A chance for Vera to avenge that if they both make the final. (btw, the only match where I've ever seen Maria get really frustrated :mad: was the YEC against Vera. I was going to tell Vera that at Amelia Island, but after her 2R loss, I didn't have a chance to see her again. :sad: ).

GO BEPA!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 16th, 2006, 09:55 PM
i am trying again and again but can't download :confused: :(
seems problems with my software

you might need to install Quicktime :wavey:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 16th, 2006, 09:59 PM
Vera didnt play as well as before but she got the job done
a few iffy moments in 2nd set, she was losing it slightly

good thing 3rd set started off great :) :D
she never looked back :)

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 16th, 2006, 10:01 PM
tomorrow Vera's coach is gonna have a dilemna
he also coaches Meilen Tu and has been so for a long time.

he was also Lena L's coach here too.

slk45
Jun 16th, 2006, 11:19 PM
tomorrow Vera's coach is gonna have a dilemna
he also coaches Meilen Tu and has been so for a long time.Yeah, he's now got a conflict of interest. :shrug: :bolt: Worse than when our favorites play each other.

azmad_88
Jun 17th, 2006, 12:31 AM
all the best vera..please enter final ...

UDACHi
Jun 17th, 2006, 02:11 AM
Vera. :hearts: :worship: What an amazing run, indeed. I expect a runner-up finish here, which would certainly be an amazing performance from her, but I won't speak too soon. :tape: :p

For some reason, I didn't think Vera was as young as she is. :eek: If she keeps improving, she could spend another 6-8 years on the WTA!

Epigone
Jun 17th, 2006, 03:03 AM
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Centre Court (from 13.00hrs)
1. Tu vs. Zvonareva
2. Sharapova vs. Jackson
3. Mattek/Washington vs. Jankovic/N.Li
4. Peng/Tu vs. Craybas/Huber

Keep on :drive:

azmad_88
Jun 17th, 2006, 05:07 AM
go vera...

its usa vs russia today

Epigone
Jun 17th, 2006, 02:21 PM
Bepa d. Meilen Tu 5-7 6-4 6-3 :bigclap: :dance: :worship: :bounce: :yippee:

She so nearly threw the match away :help:

I'll recover and then type more later :p

Munich
Jun 17th, 2006, 02:26 PM
great comeback in 2nd set :yippee: :yippee:
is Bepa finally back? :unsure:
Go Bepa in final :clap2: :clap2:

rrfnpump
Jun 17th, 2006, 02:26 PM
I thought :help: when she was down 57 14
things were looking extremely bad then as she was serving pretty bad, but our fighter could find her way back in the match :D and eventually won it :D :D

Vera into finals :banana: :banana:
probably against Masha

goldenlox
Jun 17th, 2006, 02:29 PM
This is a good sign. Now Vera needs a good draw at Wimbledon.
Get some wins there

KV
Jun 17th, 2006, 02:31 PM
Booked her place in the final :bounce: :D :)

slk45
Jun 17th, 2006, 02:32 PM
BEPA!!! :smooch: Into the Finals! A big test, but you came through! :bounce: :bounce:
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
:yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:
I have the feeling she was ready to break something in this 3rd set. How was she doing?

Get some rest for tomorrow, Vera. You can win this!!!

GO BEPA!!!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

azmad_88
Jun 17th, 2006, 03:09 PM
good job vera...winning a title will be great..but thats just great u faught hard...hope u can win tomorrow..all the best girl!

UDACHi
Jun 17th, 2006, 03:34 PM
First final since January. :D

Great to see her fight back the way she did. Keep it up, Vera. :kiss:

nick_chicane
Jun 17th, 2006, 04:01 PM
That is an impressive win, i also was following the match on the scoreboard and for her to be a break up in the 1st set and lose the set and then 4/1 down in the 2nd, i really feared for her and feared that we were gonna be let down again when playing a player Vera really should beat.

All credit to Vera though, she battled back to win 5 games in a row and take the 2nd set and well the 3rd set was nerve racking at times but she came through and won and that is the 1st time in quite a while that ive seen Vera turn around a match that was so nearly over, and win it!

This is really positive and if Vera can produce a decent performance in the final, whether she wins or loses, this could be the turning point in her career. This week must have given her so much confidence and also shown her that she is a good player, which she may have been starting to doubt by now.

If we could have a good week next week at Eastbourne, Vera could be in real good shape for Wimbledon and for the first time in a long while, im feeling pretty good about what she could do.

First things first, look at winning the title tomorrow and then go from there.

Well done Vera! :worship:

goldenlox
Jun 17th, 2006, 04:05 PM
I knew she could get her 2004 form back, like Sveta.
Vera can keep improving. She has a big time game

nick_chicane
Jun 17th, 2006, 04:09 PM
WOW Jackson leads Sharapova by a set and 3-2 with a break!

COME ON JAMEA! :)

azmad_88
Jun 17th, 2006, 04:27 PM
vera will play jackson in tomorrow's final

nick_chicane
Jun 17th, 2006, 04:31 PM
Can you believe it, this whole tournament seems to have fallen right into Vera's hands! Who would have thought Sharapova would have lost! :)

Jackson will be tough, though im happier Vera's playing her than Maria! :D

slk45
Jun 17th, 2006, 04:33 PM
Wow! It will be Vera against Jamea in the final! I was sort of hoping Bepa would have the chance to avenge her loss to Masha in YEC. Next time.

Jamea's had a good run here as well.

Rest well, Vera, and come out :boxing: tomorrow. You can do it!

GO BEPA!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

RR-87
Jun 17th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Good luck to Vera :bounce:

Epigone
Jun 17th, 2006, 07:28 PM
Zvonareva defeated friend and training partner Tu 5-7 6-4 6-3, recovering from a set behind and 4-1 down in the second set.

"It's a great feeling to be in a final again - I'm so excited," said Zvonareva.

"Tu is an unbelievable player, and I was very lucky to escape in the second set, but I think she got tired after playing six games here.

"She is a fighter, and I'm sure she will get luck on her side when she plays in the qualifiers for Wimbledon next week." link (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/5091134.stm)

Awwwwwwwww :awww:

Bepa is such an :angel:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:06 PM
you might need to install Quicktime :wavey:


I have Quicktime :o

Will try again on office pc :angel:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:09 PM
Zvonareva in a final :woohoo: :banana:

& with fight win :) :) :kiss:

Take a title now!!! :rocker2:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 17th, 2006, 08:12 PM
lookig forward:

Eastbourne draw:

Anna C again
&kim in 2nd

but who cares if Vera will win a title tomorrow

paranoia0809
Jun 17th, 2006, 09:11 PM
all from Vera Zvonareva vs Anna Chakvetadze
clips 1-16 from 1st set, clip 17 was match pt.

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Anna1
http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Ann2

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Ann3

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Anna4

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Ann5

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Anna6

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Anna7

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Anna8

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Anna9

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Anna10

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Anna11

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Ann12

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Anna13

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Anna14

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Anna15

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Anna16

http://media.putfile.com/Vera-vs-Anna17


I have Quick Time Player but I can't let play these files :confused:

slk45
Jun 17th, 2006, 09:44 PM
I have Quick Time Player but I can't let play these files :confused:It seems to take quite a while to download to QT Player, up to 2 minutes or so. Then it should start playing. I have cable internet but it still takes a long time before playing. If you haven't, try waiting for a long time. :zzz:

Unfortunately, the site won't let you download the target file to your desktop.

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 17th, 2006, 09:48 PM
I'll download those clips onto Rapidshare ok

Vera today was lucky, very lucky, Meilen choked

Vera even though she was a break up in 1st set, she wasnt playing good
hitting short on alot of balls, Meilen was killing her with her BH.

Vera was getting mad, waving arms about, cussing, banging racquet a few times.

Epigone
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:08 PM
Vera was getting mad, waving arms about, cussing, banging racquet a few times.In English or in Russian? :tape:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:45 PM
In English or in Russian? :tape:

mostly Russian.
she also wasnt happy with herself.
Meilen kept wrong footing her, she was like nearly doing splits about 4-5 times.

Vera's coach, well he's Meilen's coach also was so relaxed
was reading a mag all match, feet up in air from top row in stand.

he couldnt lose.

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:05 AM
okay....... i uploaded those clips onto RapidShare
enjoy for those who couldnt see them. :wavey:


http://rapidshare.de/files/23353697/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze1.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23354438/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze2.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23354968/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze3.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23355252/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze4.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23357770/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze5.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23357056/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze6.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23356327/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze7.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23359297/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze8.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23357812/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze9.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23358583/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze10.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23359175/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze11.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23359342/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze12.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23360221/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze13.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23359977/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze14.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23359968/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze15.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23360312/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze16.MOV.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/23360335/Vera_Zvonareva_vs_Anna_Chakvetadze17.MOV.html

azmad_88
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:20 AM
all the best for the final

Epigone
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:32 AM
mostly Russian.Yay! :shout: :banana:
she also wasnt happy with herself.
Meilen kept wrong footing her, she was like nearly doing splits about 4-5 times.She loves doing the splits :hearts:, but maybe not so much on grass :o
Vera's coach, well he's Meilen's coach also was so relaxed
was reading a mag all match, feet up in air from top row in stand.

he couldnt lose.Did one of his players look more needy than the other? :tape:

Epigone
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:17 AM
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Singles Final: Jackson vs. Zvonareva
2. Doubles Final: Jankovic/N.Li vs. Craybas/Huber

Bepa, take the title! :rocker2:

Harju.
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:35 AM
Good luck Bepa in the final.

Bepa vs Anna Part Deux next week :scared:.

Munich
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:41 AM
Bepa please take this title :bowdown: :bowdown:
You can do it :smooch:

pav
Jun 18th, 2006, 07:03 AM
Arrived back and nearly thawed out, seems Bepa didn't need my help,great to skim thru and read the good news, hope the little bugger can go one step further:)

rrfnpump
Jun 18th, 2006, 08:44 AM
thanks for report :)
It was obvious she wasnt playing well just following the lame scoreboard :help:
it seems like her level of play dropped from match to match played, but today she needs to play her best tennis to get her fourth singles title...

Jackson seems to be the favourite in this match and she should be nervous playing her first finals so I hope Vera can take advantage of this.

Go Vera :bigclap:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 18th, 2006, 09:42 AM
c'mon Vera, take the title today ;) :D

me wont be going today..... as i got to go back to work tomorrow for a week then Wimby.

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 18th, 2006, 09:42 AM
a pic of Vera's coach yesterday :lol:

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/7905/pic0169gp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Epigone
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:10 PM
Zvonareva ensured a championship bout between unseeded players, pulling off a 57 64 63 comeback win over American qualifier Meilen Tu. The Russian found herself down a set and 4-2 before reeling off six straight games, eventually closing out the three set victory in two hours, eight minutes.

"It was a great match," Zvonareva said. "I'm so happy to win as I was down so much in the second set. I just had to keep fighting."

On Sunday, Zvonareva will contest her eighth Tour singles final. The world No.78, who was ranked inside the Top 10 as recently as last year, is a three-time titlist and a four-time runner-up, most recently falling in the final at Auckland earlier this year. She will be playing Jackson for the first time.link (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/newsroom/?contentid=520)

daniela86
Jun 18th, 2006, 01:03 PM
Vera's coach :haha::haha: Thanks a lot for the pic and the videos Sergei :kiss: :kiss:

Go Vera,please take the title!!! :kiss: :rocker: :rocker2: You can do it!! :kiss:

Marat Safin fan
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:30 PM
she's killing me! so tight

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:32 PM
1st set done 76(12) :eek:
what a TB PHEW


go Bepa GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marat Safin fan
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:32 PM
yeah! she finally won the 1st set 7-6 (12) My God I thought she was gonna lose, hopefully she'll play well now

RR-87
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:32 PM
Finish it in staright sets, Vera ;)

Epigone
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:34 PM
Bepa took the 1st set TB 14-12 :help:

She was broken at 3 games all and needed treatment for a bleeding nose :sad:

Marat Safin fan
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:40 PM
she's broken already in the 2nd set, I really hope she can do this!

deep bass
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:52 PM
and needed treatment for a bleeding nose :sad:

I'm almost afraid to ask how she got a bleeding nose. Even if was only stress, it's still not good.

paranoia0809
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:58 PM
After leading 7-6 4-0 score is now 4 games all in 2nd set :sad:

Epigone
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:01 PM
I'm almost afraid to ask how she got a bleeding nose. Even if was only stress, it's still not good.This has happened a few times before and I don't think it :scared: her

I can't believe what's happening now :o

From leading *4-0 to serving to stay in the set at *4-5 :help:

Marat Safin fan
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:02 PM
nighmare! what is she doing!

paranoia0809
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:04 PM
7-6 5-5* :cool:

paranoia0809
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:08 PM
Vera has broken 7-6 *6-5 :cool:

deep bass
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:08 PM
Who knew watching a scoreboard on a PC could be so nerve shredding?

Marat Safin fan
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:13 PM
oh I totally know what you mean, especially one that doesn't work properly!

Epigone
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:19 PM
Bepa d. Jamea Jackson 7-6(12) 7-6(5) to take the Birmingham title :bigclap: :yippee: :dance: :worship: :banana: :bounce: :bowdown: :cool: :woohoo:

Choke of the Century averted :woohoo:

She led *4-0, trailed *4-5, and led *6-5 :help:

deep bass
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:19 PM
WooHoo! She won!

Marat Safin fan
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:19 PM
yeah she won 7-6(12) 7-6 (5)

paranoia0809
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:20 PM
YES :bigclap: :bolt: :clap2: :bounce: :woohoo: :crazy: :banana: :aparty:

KV
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:22 PM
After Clay/Carpet Vera's won a grass tournament. She's done it to win a Tier 3 in a short grass season. Not too bad. :bounce: :D :)

rrfnpump
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:23 PM
I will Vera never ever forgive :(
how does she dare to torture us all so much
following the match was sooo crazy, exciting, nerve-wrecking
I need a cool shower now :o

BUT VERA HAS BIRMINGHAM TITLE :D :D :D :yeah:
I am so happy for her :kiss:
what an amazing week and 4th career title!!!

well done, Vera :bigclap: :yeah: :hearts:
now I would like you to withdraw from Eastbourne and get some rest

pav
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:31 PM
Hell, I nearly gave myself a bleeding nose,would have been a good one to watch,but scoreboard is bad for the system:fiery: Bepa:worship:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:31 PM
Vera :woohoo: :D :banana: :yeah:

well done Vera !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Munich
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:34 PM
:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
Bepa won her 4th singles title :woohoo: :worship:
but those heartbreaking tb :o Bepa :smash: :mad: :hug: :smooch:

Harju.
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:36 PM
Bepa :banana:

Congrats. Can't wait for the pics. The choke was expected, no? :p And now, she's back to top 50 :woohoo:

slk45
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:45 PM
WARNING!! Following Bepa's tennis can be hazardous to your health!!
After a heart-stopping tiebreak in the 1st set, at 4-0 in the 2nd, Vera decided to :zzz: and :eek: us all, and then bring us to a nerve-wracking finale with a 2nd TB.
Stop that, Bepa!!! :mad:

A great win, Vera!!! :worship: Congratulations on title #4!! :hug: :smooch:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

nick_chicane
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:10 PM
This is great stuff, i'd probably have to say that is the best title of her career and hopefully a stepping stone back up the rankings and a return to her right place.

What a great day! Well done Vera! :worship:

Though, it was stressful, then again, when is it not stressful watching her? Ive come to expect it from every match she plays! :lol:

the cat
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:23 PM
Well done Vera. I'm glad she's back in the winners circle again. :) And I hope this spurs her on to a good stretch of tennis.

goldenlox
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Remember, this was just a Tier III. Vera, when she plays well, can do damage at majors.
I want to see that

rrfnpump
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:41 PM
Remember, this was just a Tier III. Vera, when she plays well, can do damage at majors.
I want to see that

we need to start somewhere
this title came out of the blue and so it is a very sweet win
plus she needed to win 6 matches instead of 5 to win this title

Vera is on her way back it seems

goldenlox
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:52 PM
I don't know if this is a start. Beating Sveta, Kim, or Maria,
or beating these players, it's not the same thing

rrfnpump
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:54 PM
beating a player who beat Maria is a start, isnt it? :p

who would have thought Vera would win this tournament at the start?
I speculated on finals, but that was optimistic

Vera beat Ckavetadze and Schiavone here
thats a start :)

Harju.
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:58 PM
I don't know if this is a start. Beating Sveta, Kim, or Maria,
or beating these players, it's not the same thing
at least she's not losing 0&1 to player like Oprandi, Suarez or Sfar.
this is a great week for Bepa. coming out of nowhere and win a title and back to top 50.
next week would be a real test.

goldenlox
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:36 PM
If she loses in round 1 at Wimbledon, then this means little.
If she continues to improve, and gets back to where she was,
then she might make the 2008 Olympic team

UDACHi
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:44 PM
:haha: Vera's insane.

But she won! :eek: Great job, babe. Keep it up. :inlove: :worship:

Epigone
Jun 18th, 2006, 06:16 PM
If she loses in round 1 at Wimbledon, then this means little.
If she continues to improve, and gets back to where she was,
then she might make the 2008 Olympic teamShe's unseeded for Wimbledon, so she could get another terrible draw.

However, an early loss at Wimbledon doesn't mean that she isn't moving forward. She just won six straight matches, which is a great achievement. A few months ago, we were happy when she won after losing five matches in a row.

Wimbledon is important, but I think that the way she plays after Wimbledon will be more important to evaluate her level of play. She'll be forced to play qualifying at Tier II+, so things are going to be different for her.

It's going to be a battle.

rrfnpump
Jun 18th, 2006, 06:23 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=2489904

BIRMINGHAM, England -- Vera Zvonareva won her first title in 16 months, a 7-6 (12), 7-6 (5) victory over Jamea Jackson at the DFS Classic on Sunday.

Zvonareva, who helped lead Russia to victory in the Fed Cup 18 months ago, showed flashes of her former top-10 ranking. Jackson had advanced to the final of this grass-court Wimbledon warmup by beating four seeded players, including two-time champion Maria Sharapova.

"It's really great to have won this," Zvonareva said. "I'm much closer now to the form I had when my ranking was high."

The Russian saved four set points in a 26-point, first-set tiebreaker before Jackson saved a set point in the 12th game, then four more in the tiebreaker.

"I always thought I could win it, but had just got a little defensive," she said. "I just went for my shots a bit more and that changed things around."

Jackson couldn't break the Russian's serve in the seventh game. The point would have given the American a 5-3 lead.

Zvonareva won five successive games to lead 5-4 before surviving a rally in the tenth point of the second set tie-break. She finished without realizing victory was hers.

"I was just telling myself to take it point by point, so I wasn't sure that it had finished," she grinned. "But I know now, and now I am also sure that I can do well at Wimbledon."

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060617/capt.9a295680251b4d5fb8a6ed0d334dec03.britain_tenn is_lon803.jpg

Epigone
Jun 18th, 2006, 06:28 PM
Zvonareva ends title drought at DFS Classic
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND (TICKER) -- Vera Zvonareva was not going to allow an upstart keep her from collecting an elusive title.

Zvonareva captured her first title in 16 months with a 7-6 (14-12), 7-6 (7-5) victory over American Jamea Jackson on Sunday in the championship match of the DFS Classic.

The unseeded Russian, Zvonareva, who fell short in the final at Auckland in January, notched her first championship since Memphis in February 2005.

Picking up her fourth career title, Zvonareva proved too much for the unheralded Jackson, who scored a pair of major upsets en route to her first final.

Jackson, who had failed to make it past the second round at both the Australian and French Opens, bounced No. 4 Elena Likhovtseva in the quarterfinals and top seed and two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova in the semis on Saturday.

Needing treatment for a pair of nose bleeds in the first set, Zvonareva overcame the loss of three set points in the first tiebreaker to grab the lead.

The 19-year-old Jackson appeared to be broken by that loss, quickly falling behind 4-0 in the second set before storming back behind numerous unforced errors by Zvonareva. The Russian won just six points as Jackson reeled off five games in a row before finally rebounding to level the set at 5-5.

After both players broke, Zvonareva took advantage of her first match point in the tiebreak to claim the title. link (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_ylt=AhG0cS4XA7RHTfNcyyEuM5w4v7YF?slug=birmin ghamtennis&prov=st&type=lgns)

Luckily she didn't have a nosebleed when playing doubles with Nastya :toothy:

deep bass
Jun 18th, 2006, 06:30 PM
Good to see some nice things being said about her in GM.

I'm undecided about whether I want her to pull out of Eastbourne or not. On the one hand I don't want her to get tired if she goes far in the tourny, or suffer a loss of confidence if she doesn't (with her it can go either way, Oprandi, anyone?). On the other hand, I think a good run is exactly what she needs and the players there will be tougher.

What say you?

slk45
Jun 18th, 2006, 06:49 PM
I don't know if this is a start. Beating Sveta, Kim, or Maria,
or beating these players, it's not the same thingGiven the state of mind she's been in for so long, it might be pretty close to the same thing. ;)

Foot's Fingers
Jun 18th, 2006, 07:03 PM
Vera :crazy: :banana: :) ;) : woohoo:


Can't find words to explain my feelings

:kiss:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 18th, 2006, 07:10 PM
goldenlox

Even it's Tier III this fact can't stole our enjoy

Epigone
Jun 18th, 2006, 07:27 PM
Vera Zvonareva Wins Epic Final

Vera Zvonareva maintained Russia’s stranglehold on the DFS Classic today by winning her first ever title on grass, downing American Jamea Jackson in an epic final played over two tight tie-break sets.

The 21 year old from Moscow won the marathon match 7-6(12),7-6(5) to claim her fourth career title.

“I really enjoyed today. It means so much to win here as we had such a great fight out there. It ‘s been a while since I’ve been the winner,” said Zvonareva.

“I’ll definitely be back next year as I’ve had such a great week here. The fans really know their tennis and are supportive,” added the Russian.

The match hinged on the exciting first set tie-break, which at 26 points, is the longest on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour this year. Jackson held four set points, before Zvonareva eventually clinched it 14-12 on her fifth set point.

The Russian then built a strong 4-0 lead in the second set, before Jackson came storming back to win five games in a row much to the crowd’s delight. For those fans disapointed by Sharapova’s exit in the semi finals, they were treated to some of the best tennis ever played at the Edgbaston Priory Club today.

“She came back very strong and started going for her shots in the second set,” said Zvonareva. “It was really tough, but I took my chances.”

Zvonareva will now return to the top 50, having fallen as low as 78 last week and having been as high as nine in August 1994. Jackson’s reward for the best week of her career will be a new ranking in the mid-50’s.

“My last match with Maria (Sharapova) definitely took a lot out of me today,” said Jackson. “In the first set tie-break I tightened up and I wasn’t as aggressive as I should have been.”

“I really fought out there for every point though and was able to get more aggressive and that helped me come back in the second set. The wins I have had this week and the way I have played means that my game has gone up a few levels. It’s been the best week of my career.”

Last year’s beaten singles finalist, Jelena Jankovic celebrated her first ever doubles title. The Serbian teamed with China’s Na Li for a 6-2,6-4 win over Liezel Huber of South Africa and American Jill Craybas.

The 2006 DFS Classic at the Edgbaston Priory Club was once again a huge success breaking its attendance record for the third year running. A total of 14,230 attended this year’s event, up from 12,194 last year.link (http://birmingham.lta.org.uk/News/060618SinglesFinal.htm)

rrfnpump
Jun 18th, 2006, 07:54 PM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/newsroom/?contentid=523

Vera Victorious in Birmingham

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/library/200x250/200.JPG

BIRMINGHAM, UK - After battling her way into the world's Top 10 in 2004, Vera Zvonareva suffered severe setbacks during 2005, missing several events with a left ankle sprain and never quite recapturing her best form. But on the slick grass of Birmingham this past week the 21-year-old Russian delivered, capturing her fourth career Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title at the DFS Classic, defeating Jamea Jackson in Sunday's final.

Zvonareva, ranked No.78 coming into the Tier III event, survived a nail-biter against the 81st-ranked Jackson in a battle between unseeded players, 76(12) 76(5). The players traded breaks once in the first set en route to the mammoth tie-break, the longest this season. Jackson squandered four set points before Zvonareva clinched it on her fifth.

Zvonareva surged ahead 4-0 in the second set but Jackson reeled off five games in a row to get the set back on serve, but in the end the Russian was just better at the most critical of times, winning another tie-break to clinch the DFS Classic title.

"She came back very strong and started going for her shots in the second set," said Zvonareva. "It was really tough, but I took my chances. I really enjoyed today. It means so much to win here as we had such a great fight out there."

It it the fourth title for Zvonareva, her first three coming at the Tier III level as well, on clay at Bol (2003) and on indoor hard at Memphis (2004, 2005). She is now 4-4 in finals, her most recent runner-up finish coming earlier this season at Auckland. The Russian had a stellar week at the Edgbaston Priory Club, highlighted by her first Top 15 win in a year-and-a-half in the quarterfinals over No.2 seed Francesca Schiavone. She could hardly contain her excitement for this week during the trophy presentation.

"It's been a while since I've been the winner," Zvonareva added. "I'll definitely be back next year as I've had such a great week here. The fans really know their tennis and are supportive."

For Jackson, the DFS Classic was most certainly a career breakthrough tournament. The American teenager not only toppled three seeds en route to her first Tour semifinal, she took another giant step on Saturday, stunning top seed and heavy favorite Maria Sharapova to reach her first ever Tour final. Her win over the Russian world No.4 was her career-first victory over a Top 10 player, and she did it in straight sets, 64 64.

"My last match with Maria definitely took a lot out of me today," Jackson said. "In the first set tie-break I tightened up and I wasn't as aggressive as I should have been. I really fought out there for every point though and was able to get more aggressive and that helped me come back in the second set.

"The wins I have had this week and the way I have played means that my game has gone up a few levels. It's been the best week of my career."

Although she ended up seeing her 13-match Birmingham win streak snapped in the semis, Sharapova also managed some career milestones this past week. Her third round victory marked her 200th career singles match win, and for a short period of time, she eclipsed Steffi Graf's record grass court win-loss percentage.

Also having impressive runs this week were Schiavone, who reached the quarterfinals at a grass court event for the first time in 11 tries, and Meilen Tu, who qualified and made it all the way to her third career semifinal before falling to Zvonareva in three tight sets.

In the doubles final, Jelena Jankovic and Li Na defeated Liezel Huber and Jill Craybas, 62 64. The winning duo was playing together for just the second time, having reached the second round at Dubai earlier this year. It was the first Tour doubles title for Jankovic and the second for Li, the Chinese rising star having captured her first at Tashkent in 2000 with countrywoman Li Ting.

zvonareva14
Jun 18th, 2006, 09:34 PM
YES!!!!YESSS!!!! YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :D :) :kiss: :bounce: I was away for the weekend and haven't been able to post so sorry for the late congrats but CONGRAGULATIONS VERA!!!! This is terrific seeing she won almost brought me to tears to think she can lose so many matched and then win 6 straight against some good players! This is just like old times let's hope she does well next week and then WIMBLEDON! LOVE YOU LOTS VERA!

P.S. How funny is it that Sharapova got a warning in her match vs Jamea for telling her dad to "shut up!" Because the dumbass was coaching as usual! :lol:

Almalyk
Jun 19th, 2006, 01:57 AM
Great news for Vera! I couldn't understand her bad performances this year, as she had looked quite good in Auckland! Let's keep this onward and upward thing going! :)

slk45
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:40 AM
Zvonareva won five successive games to lead 5-4 before surviving a rally in the tenth point of the second set tie-break. She finished without realizing victory was hers. :lol:
"I was just telling myself to take it point by point, so I wasn't sure that it had finished," she grinned. "But I know now, and now I am also sure that I can do well at Wimbledon." This is what we want from Vera. Play the current point, not the last one. And we want that confidence looking forward!! :yeah:

GO BEPA!!! :hug: :bounce: :yippee:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:03 AM
i am under good emotions and think Vera need to play this week again

No withdrawl pls

She will be not seeded at Wim so who knows, any bad draw surprise.... So need to collect points at Eastborne if possiable

This title will help her to enter more tournaments directly

Reminds me Na Li who was down to mid 70's then back in top 35 in a few week

azmad_88
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:03 AM
:woohoo:
Vera

rrfnpump
Jun 19th, 2006, 09:00 AM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2006-06-19/U1535P6T12D2287841F44DT20060619040234.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2006-06-19/U1535P6T12D2287840F44DT20060619040224.jpg

now that Vera has won a Tier III every year since 2003 she is allowed to win a Tier II next :angel: or alternative : two titles every year :p

nick_chicane
Jun 19th, 2006, 11:43 AM
I'd be happy with Eastburne this week and then Wimbledon! :lol:

Oh, and Vera's back up inside the top 50 now, (47th) :)

*Jean*
Jun 19th, 2006, 12:16 PM
Great to have seen her winning...I knew she would be better on grass, but I didnt expect the title...hope she will do well at Wimbledon :p

goldenlox
Jun 19th, 2006, 02:18 PM
goldenlox

Even it's Tier III this fact can't stole our enjoyTo me, Tier III's shouldn't exist, unless they pay more prizemoney.
There is a reason why Sveta, Kim, Justine, and Amelie are in Eastbourne,
and not in Birmingham.

If Vera doesn't get past Anna C., or Kim, she still had a lot of grass matches,
and she can get some rest before Wimbledon.

Epigone
Jun 19th, 2006, 03:00 PM
To me, Tier III's shouldn't exist, unless they pay more prizemoney.
There is a reason why Sveta, Kim, Justine, and Amelie are in Eastbourne,
and not in Birmingham.They were trying to avoid Maria ;)
If Vera doesn't get past Anna C., or Kim, she still had a lot of grass matches,
and she can get some rest before Wimbledon.Exactly. She'll have played at least seven matches on grass, so she should be ready for Wimbledon.

goldenlox
Jun 19th, 2006, 03:06 PM
Tier III's at least give decent points, so Vera has that.
But I'd like to see a big effort vs Kim,
by either Vera or Anna

zvonareva14
Jun 19th, 2006, 04:26 PM
If Vera can fight past Chakvetadve again, she may just be playing well enough to give Kim a real good match and maybe win it. :angel:

nick_chicane
Jun 19th, 2006, 06:35 PM
Kim isnt playing well right now, i'd certainly give Vera a chance if she plays as well as she possibly can! :)

KV
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:10 PM
Don't like first round draw vs. Anna, who likes to play on grass. Deserved to be a second round.
As for Vera she'll climb back on the rankings. Not much too defend for the rest of the season.

rrfnpump
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:23 PM
http://zvonareva.ru/main/DVD/ceremony.avi
(Commentary of Lina Krasnoroutskaya - on Russian). All the match video will be soon.

:D

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/birmingham/f_9.jpg http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/photogallery/birmingham/f_11.jpg

Epigone
Jun 19th, 2006, 10:36 PM
http://zvonareva.ru/main/DVD/ceremony.avi
(Commentary of Lina Krasnoroutskaya - on Russian). All the match video will be soon.She said that her longest TB was 18-16, when it was actually 17-15 :shrug: :lol:

Her website delivers :worship:

Epigone
Jun 20th, 2006, 01:44 AM
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Court 1 (from 11.30hrs)
1. Craybas vs. Arvidsson
2. Bartoli vs. Groenefeld
3. Chakvetadze vs. Zvonareva
4. Peschke/Schiavone vs. Bartoli/Peer

Make it 7 wins in a row :bowdown:

slk45
Jun 20th, 2006, 02:28 AM
She said that her longest TB was 18-16, when it was actually 17-15 :shrug: :lol: It probably seemed that way. :)

What video player are you using to watch avi files? I haven't found one that will work yet. :confused: :(

russophile
Jun 20th, 2006, 02:49 AM
a win is always great

hope she comes back in the top 10!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 20th, 2006, 06:55 AM
Good Luck Vera!!!

Don't stop today on yr winning way

rrfnpump
Jun 20th, 2006, 07:26 AM
It probably seemed that way. :)

What video player are you using to watch avi files? I haven't found one that will work yet. :confused: :(

I was also wondering why she said 18-16 :lol:

Windows Media Player works fine for me
download the file and then play it with WMP

azmad_88
Jun 20th, 2006, 09:28 AM
all the best vera

nick_chicane
Jun 20th, 2006, 11:43 AM
Yep, lets have a repeat performance this weeK! :)

azmad_88
Jun 20th, 2006, 12:20 PM
is she playing doubles this week

slk45
Jun 20th, 2006, 02:12 PM
Windows Media Player works fine for me
download the file and then play it with WMPI've got WMP 9 in Win 2000, but it gives me errors on avi files. I've tried 2 or 3 others, but I still get errors.

No doubles at Hastings.

GO BEPA!! Repeat! :yeah:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Epigone
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:30 PM
Bepa d. Anna Chakvetadze 7-6(3) 6-7(2) 6-2 :bigclap: :yippee: :worship: :dance:

She blew BPx4 (including 3 straight) at 4-4* in the 2nd :help:

Overall, she was 6/16 on BP :bolt:

KV
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:34 PM
Happy for Bepa points in the pocket. :) But disappointed with first round draw, it even was a worthy Tier 2 QF. Bad luck Anna with draw :sad:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:34 PM
well done Vera !!!!!!!!! :)
congrats, now go beat Kim :devil:

slk45
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:45 PM
WELL DONE, BEPA!! :hug: Another 25 pts; that should bring her up to #43 today. Big opportunity tomorrow against Kim. You can do it, Vera.

GO BEPA!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Epigone
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:52 PM
I've got WMP 9 in Win 2000, but it gives me errors on avi files. I've tried 2 or 3 others, but I still get errors.I think the problem could be that the whole file didn't download

The file should be about 40MB in size

slk45
Jun 20th, 2006, 05:08 PM
I think the problem could be that the whole file didn't download
The file should be about 40MB in sizeThanks. I've got the 40MB file. I only get audio, I get an error saying 'error downloading codec.' None of my avi files will play; mostly I get audio, tho with some I get nothing. I've tried some codec packages too, but no results. Not sure which codec I need for avi. It will usually play wmp files. Maybe I just need to reinstall WMP. I've got Win2K, so I can't go to WMP10.

nick_chicane
Jun 20th, 2006, 05:36 PM
That was certainly had work, though pleased she came through and another example of her confidence growing that she didnt blow it after losing the 2nd set!

It will be interesting to see her match with Kim tomorrow! :)

rrfnpump
Jun 20th, 2006, 05:45 PM
nice regroup in third set, Vera :yeah: :D
good win and beat Anna again :)

now give Kim a good fight :cool:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 20th, 2006, 06:29 PM
Vera :rocker2:

Don't stop!!!

Be ready for Kim!!!

zvonareva14
Jun 20th, 2006, 07:55 PM
This match vs Kim is extremly winnable for Vera! Kim has not been playing well as of late, she is still dealing with some nagging injuries, and she hasn't played a match on grass yet. BUT! Vera has to capitalize on almost all of her oppurtunities like no 6/16 on break points... :mad: I believe in you all the way Vera do this! :angel:

paranoia0809
Jun 20th, 2006, 08:17 PM
Come on Vera. Just believe in yourself and you'll beat clijsters.
I believe in you Vera :)

Harju.
Jun 20th, 2006, 08:37 PM
Good luck against Kim, Bepa.
Hopefully Kim Bepa would give a good fight ;)

rrfnpump
Jun 20th, 2006, 08:40 PM
I am just watching the first set TB of Birmingham finals
its now available on her website :D

wow, amazing point from jackson to save SP at 5-6*

by the way, win over Chakky was Vera's 200th singles win in her career :aparty: :worship:

slk45
Jun 20th, 2006, 10:00 PM
by the way, win over Chakky was Vera's 200th singles win in her career :aparty: :worship:CONGRATULATIONS, BEPA!!! :hug: :hug: :smooch:
:bigclap: :bigclap: :aparty: :aparty: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Make tomorrow 201! :bounce: :bounce: (sorry, Kim.)

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2006, 12:55 AM
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Centre Court (from 11.30hrs)
1. Zvonareva vs. Clijsters
2. Mauresmo vs. Dechy (NB 12.30hrs)
3. Peschke vs. Henin-Hardenne
4. Huber/M.Navratilova vs. Curran/Perry

Here's hoping for another couple of hundred wins (with a few GS titles thrown in there :D)

azmad_88
Jun 21st, 2006, 02:30 AM
I am just watching the first set TB of Birmingham finals
its now available on her website :D

wow, amazing point from jackson to save SP at 5-6*

by the way, win over Chakky was Vera's 200th singles win in her career :aparty: :worship:
link?

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2006, 02:42 AM
link?1st set TB (http://zvonareva.ru/media/video/tie-break.avi)

Just be aware that the video is over 200MB in size :p

Foot's Fingers
Jun 21st, 2006, 07:47 AM
H2h,

Clijsters leads 1-0
Rnk/Seed Year Event Surface Rnd Winner Score Rnk/Seed
57 / -- 2002 US OPEN HARD (O) R32 K. CLIJSTERS 1-6 7-5 6-4 7 / 7


MMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm
Starnge that from that match of wasted chances Vera have not played against Kim again

Foot's Fingers
Jun 21st, 2006, 07:47 AM
200 wins :banana:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 21st, 2006, 08:08 AM
Capturing her fourth Sony Ericsson WTA Tour title in Birmingham last week, Vera Zvonareva kept her winning streak alive and edged Anna Chakvetadze 76(3) 67(2) 62. No.2 seed Kim Clijsters now awaits in the second round.

"It's great to be able to come here from Birmingham, where I had such a great week, and win another match," Zvonareva said. "It's obviously giving me a lot of confidence going in to Wimbledon. I was disappointed to lose the second set, after I had some chances to win in straight, but I'm proud of the way I pulled it all together again."

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2006, 10:31 AM
I was disappointed to lose the second set, after I had some chances to win in straight, but I'm proud of the way I pulled it all together again."That's the important thing :worship:

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2006, 10:55 AM
The scoreboard has Kim winning 3-0 :scratch: :scared:

Bepa, please be okay :crying2: :hug:

rrfnpump
Jun 21st, 2006, 11:20 AM
:unsure: :unsure:
I hope it was nothing serious :sad:

nick_chicane
Jun 21st, 2006, 11:21 AM
This isnt good, it has to be serious for her to pull out after only 3 games! :sad:

Does the bad luck ever stop? We have a great week last week and now this, i just beg it doesnt stop her from playing Wimbledon and it was just a precautionary withdrawl!

Her confidence will have been lifted so much from last week, if its a bad injury, you just know it will dent it!

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2006, 11:30 AM
I think that Bepa could have injured herself during the 1st game :sad:

She took Kim to deuce, but then won just two points in the next two game :shrug:

pav
Jun 21st, 2006, 11:43 AM
Knee:sad:

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2006, 11:51 AM
Knee:sad:
Yeah :sobbing:

on Kim's website they say that after the first two games Vera made a bad move and injured her knee :shrug: She played on for one more game but couldn't continue.link (http://wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=8359219&postcount=13)

Foot's Fingers
Jun 21st, 2006, 12:40 PM
Vera :bigcry:

Pls stay healthy Pls Pls

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2006, 01:11 PM
(2) Kim Clijsters (BEL) d. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 30 ret. (right achilles strain)

I REALLY hope that it's just a strain :unsure: :crying2: :hug:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 21st, 2006, 01:18 PM
achillies :eek:
hope its not too bad

achillies are really painful, i got one bad one.

Foot's Fingers
Jun 21st, 2006, 01:19 PM
may be she just mneed to rest

Foot's Fingers
Jun 21st, 2006, 02:04 PM
Hope Vera will recover for Wimbledon

and she need new partner again

Dechy will be playing with Dulko

goldenlox
Jun 21st, 2006, 02:12 PM
I hope it's not serious. Vera could have withdrawn after winning Birmingham

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2006, 02:28 PM
and she need new partner again

Dechy will be playing with DulkoYeah, I don't like this :(

Will she play with Meilen, or is there an experienced doubles player who still doesn't have a partner?

Foot's Fingers
Jun 21st, 2006, 02:30 PM
Yeah, I don't like this :(

Will she play with Meilen, or is there an experienced doubles player who still doesn't have a partner?


i was thinking abt Safina cos Vinci withdrew from Wimbledon

But it's strange that Dinara/Roberta are in the list :confused:

May be Nadia :devil: she has no partnet but seems she threw away doubles at all

Foot's Fingers
Jun 21st, 2006, 02:52 PM
i don't know who is right better to wait till tomorrow but on on russian site i have red that Vera received finger injury :confused:

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2006, 03:05 PM
i don't know who is right better to wait till tomorrow but on on russian site i have red that Vera received finger injury :confused:Very strange :scratch:

Please keep us updated ;)

In terms of doubles, I wouldn't mind her playing with Dinara or Nadia, but who knows if that's even a possibility...:shrug:

slk45
Jun 21st, 2006, 03:07 PM
BEPA!!! :bigcry: :hug:

Clijsters advances to Hastings quarterfinals
AP - Jun 21, 7:29 am EDT
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) -- Kim Clijsters advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hastings Direct grass-court tournament Wednesday when Russian opponent Vera Zvonareva retired with a foot injury after losing the first three games.

The second-seeded Clijsters had no difficulty in her first grass-court match of the season, against an opponent who won the Birmingham grass-court tournament last week.

Zvonareva fell at the end of the second game, allowing the Belgian to break with a forehand winner.

"I asked her if was because of the fall but she said she hurt her toes last week," Clijsters said. "They were taped up already and a little bit sore.

"It's disappointing. I was hitting the ball well and really enjoying it out there. It's a shame it has to happen like this."Have a speedy recovery, Vera! Take care of yourself, and be ready to win Wimbledon!!

goldenlox
Jun 21st, 2006, 03:20 PM
This sounds okay -"It's disappointing. I was hitting the ball well and really enjoying it out there. It's a shame it has to happen like this."

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2006, 03:30 PM
It sounds like she retired as a precautionary measure, rather than because she had an injury that meant that she couldn't move

Epigone
Jun 21st, 2006, 03:34 PM
This sounds okay -"It's disappointing. I was hitting the ball well and really enjoying it out there. It's a shame it has to happen like this."That was Kim speaking ;)

I just wish that Bepa had a chance to stretch her legs and show what she could produce against Kim :sad:

Hopefully she will get a nice draw at Wimbledon and will get a few matches under her belt before she faces a tough opponent

goldenlox
Jun 21st, 2006, 03:51 PM
Everyone see this?

Vera Zvonareva began last week's DFS Classic in Birmingham determined to craft a different end. A top 10 player as recently as August of 2004, Zvonareva opened the 2005 season advancing to the Auckland final then bottomed out in exiting in the first or second round in 10 of her next 11 tournaments. During the Birmingham final, Zvonareva finally stopped the bleeding.


Facing American Jamea Jackson, who upset 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova in the semifinals, Zvonareva overcame two bloody noses and the fleet-footed Jackson in scoring a 7-6(12), 7-6(5) triumph to claim her first career grass-court title and her third championship of her career.

Scoring six straight victories to take the title, Zvonareva vaulted back inside the top 50 to her present rank of No. 47. She joins Sharapova, Nadia Petrova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Dementieva, Anastasia Myskina, Dinara Safina, Maria Kirilenko, Elena Likhovtseva and Anna Chakvetadze as one of 10 Russian women ranked inside the top 50.

But it was another Russian — two-time Grand Slam champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov — who inspired Zvonareva to pursue a career in professional tennis. An emotionally volatile player, Zvonareva's on-court outbursts have spanned the spectrum from tears to tirades at times, but at her best, she has shown the fighting spirit that has carried her to career victories over Venus Williams (at the 2003 French Open), Jennifer Capriati, Anastasia Myskina and Maria Sharapova.

Tennis Week contributing writer Scoop Malinowski caught up with Zvonareva for this Biofile interview.



Status: The 47th-ranked Zvonareva beat Jamea Jackson to win her first tournament title of the season at the Tier III DFS Classic in Birmingham. It was her third career singles title and her first on grass. The 21-year-old Moscow native, who has finished inside the top 15 in two of the last three years, owns career wins over Jennifer Capriati, Venus Williams, Anastasia Myskina, Nadia Petrova and Maria Sharapova,

Height: 5-foot-7 3/4 inches Weight: 131 pounds.

Born On: September 7, 1984 in Moscow, Russia.

Childhood Heroes: "I was looking for Kafelnikov, he's a Russian, one of the Russians who won a Grand Slam. I was looking for Hingis as well. I just like the way she was playing."

Hobbies/Interests: "I like reading, traveling, listening to music — something without sports. But I also like to play volleyball, like beach volleyball. Watch Russian movies [smiles], because I don't get the chance to when I'm home."

Favorite Movies: "Mostly Russians. I don't think you've heard about them [smiles]."

Musical Tastes: "Actually any kind of music, I like different. I listen to music because I miss home. But I can listen to classical music, I can listen to R&B, rap and just pop music."

First Job: "Tennis [laughs]."

First Car: "VW Pola (white)."

Early Tennis Memory: "I started playing in the club in Moscow. I remember there was lots of kids in my group, about 30. And we all had to play on the one court, but it was fun [smiles]."

Favorite Meal: "Russian soup, borscht [smiles]."

Favorite Breakfast Cereal: "Frosted Flakes [laughs]."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Strawberry."

Pre-Match Feeling: "Usually I'm trying to talk to my coach and not really thinking about something. Just thinking about I have to go on court and try my best and do something, everything I can to win the match."

Greatest Sports Moment: "Winning over Venus Williams in Paris, Roland Garros (2003)."

Most Painful Moment: "Maybe losing to Myskina when I had nine match points [smiles], in San Diego (2004)."

Funny Tennis Memory: "Makes me laugh sometimes when I watch myself on TV [laughs]. When I'm talking to myself on court."

Closest Tennis Friends: "I think the younger players. I've played juniors with Kuznetsova, Myskina. And Likhovtseva."

Funniest Players: "I think all of them. They have pretty good sense of humor."

Toughest Competitors: "It's tough question. But I don't like to play against Smashnova, because I always play four hours against her [laughs]. So I think she is."

Favorite Vacation Spot: "Home. Moscow."

Childhood Dream: "Well, of course, I wanted to become a tennis player. And I just always really like to get into top 10 I think."

Favorite Players To Watch: "I like to watch Andy Roddick. Every time he serves, I just check the speed of the serve [laughs]. And Agassi. I think Rios was another player I liked to watch. I watched him play in Washington and I think he was a great player to watch, for me. I think he was like an actor on the court. And I love it because he was doing his show. Everybody knows it's tough to play in tennis, especially when it's 100 degrees. And he was like, performing as an actor. You can always see his emotions. He wasn't like just standing there, doing his job. You could see how he feels."

People Qualities Most Admired: "I like to see...it's tough question. When the people saying the truth. And I think straight people."

nick_chicane
Jun 21st, 2006, 03:53 PM
Lets all just keep our fingers crossed that Vera is even in the Wimbledon draw let alone trying to decide who shes gonna play doubles with!

We've had plenty of experience with her injuries being seen as just precautionary and then for her to be out of action for 3 months!!

Lets just keep our fingers crossed for now, please! ;)

UDACHi
Jun 21st, 2006, 04:59 PM
Sucks that she got injured. Achilles is a painful thing to injur. :( :sad:

That's a very cute interview. I love these answers:

Funny Tennis Memory: "Makes me laugh sometimes when I watch myself on TV [laughs]. When I'm talking to myself on court."

Toughest Competitors: "It's tough question. But I don't like to play against Smashnova, because I always play four hours against her [laughs]. So I think she is."

rrfnpump
Jun 21st, 2006, 05:05 PM
this thread has now 10k posts :aparty:

it seems Vera's injury - whatever it might be - is not that serious ... hopefully
I am still positive about Wimby :)

UDACHi
Jun 21st, 2006, 05:06 PM
I was the 10000 post. :eek: :banana:

azmad_88
Jun 21st, 2006, 05:13 PM
vera...i think it was the best decision considering wimbledon is next week...im sure u made a good decision...see ya next week on tv. good luck vera!...take care and hope u will be ok

daniela86
Jun 21st, 2006, 05:49 PM
Vera :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: but as Basti said,it doesn't seem that serious so I'm positive about Wimbly :bounce: :rocker: Hopefully Vera will have a nice draw so she will able to show her skills and kick asses!!! :cool: :bounce:
Good luck Vera!!! :rocker: :rocker2:


In terms of doubles, I wouldn't mind her playing with Dinara or Nadia, but who knows if that's even a possibility...:shrug:

I also wanted Vera to play with Safina but Dina decided to team up with Vinci again :sad:

pav
Jun 21st, 2006, 10:58 PM
Poor Bepa, so far a knee, achilles, and toes, I hope she dosen't get anything else

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/bephurt1.jpg

rrfnpump
Jun 22nd, 2006, 08:23 AM
you forgot the bleeding nose :angel:

Vera needs this few days now to relax

slk45
Jun 22nd, 2006, 09:11 AM
The photo doesn't come up for me. :confused:

pav
Jun 22nd, 2006, 09:37 AM
you forgot the bleeding nose :angel:

Vera needs this few days now to relax

I did forget the nose! pic dosen't come up for me either:sad:
is it this one?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/63485.jpg Kimmy is saying what a shame as she was hitting the ball well and wanted it to go on longer and She was dominating right from the start, easy to say all that when she is safely through:fiery:

rrfnpump
Jun 22nd, 2006, 10:47 AM
no, its this one :awww:
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7248/veraeastbourne9li.jpg

www.zvonareva.ru confirms its a toe foot injury

pav
Jun 22nd, 2006, 11:43 AM
Now I'm heading for bed thinking about Bepa's poor sore toes:sad:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 22nd, 2006, 12:06 PM
so finally a toe...................



hope not serious

rrfnpump
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:18 AM
Wimbledon first round
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) v (2)Kim Clijsters (BEL)

I am so sick of that shitty draws :mad: :sad:

azmad_88
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:18 AM
Vera vs Kim Clijsters 1r wimbledon

pav
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:35 AM
Shit that's beyond belief isn't it? how does she do it?:sad:

nick_chicane
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:42 AM
Oh my god, this is getting beyond a joke! :sad:

How on earth is she meant to get back up the rankings when she keeps getting draws like this at every Grand Slam?

Someone has really got it in for her! :sad:

Munich
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:43 AM
I could find no word to say :tape:

azmad_88
Jun 23rd, 2006, 10:50 AM
its completely unfair....if she looses its not her fault..she has a great game that can easily bring her to a 3rd round or 4th round if she gets franny or patty...this is ..just .......

rrfnpump
Jun 23rd, 2006, 11:38 AM
Vera is playing doubles with Janette Husraova :D
I like Janette and she should be a nice partner on grass !!

they play Craybas/Kostanic (USA/CRO) in first round

azmad_88
Jun 23rd, 2006, 11:47 AM
Jannette is a good doubles player...hope she will be a good pairing for vera..wat happened with dechy? why arent they playing here together?

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 23rd, 2006, 01:24 PM
OUCH@draw

Vera will just have to spank Kim's ass now
go beat her Vera :) :D
you can do it :) :D

daniela86
Jun 23rd, 2006, 01:25 PM
Vera may be one of the most unlucky players this year :sad: :sad: She really needs to play some lower tournaments to improve her ranking and be seeded at Us Open. I admit I'm not very optimistic about Wimbly now :sad: Please prove me wrong Vera and play a great match against Kim.:hug:
As for doubles, I agree that Janette is a great doubles player and I think Vera and her can go far here :D Best of luck in single and doubles,Vera :rocker: :rocker2: Davai!!! :cool:

selyoink
Jun 23rd, 2006, 01:47 PM
The draw gods have not been kind to poor Vera.

Epigone
Jun 23rd, 2006, 01:56 PM
Nice draw :spit:

Bepa, go and bounce Kim's ass out of there :devil:

:banana: for a doubles partnership with Husarova :yeah:

goldenlox
Jun 23rd, 2006, 02:07 PM
This is why it's so important for Vera to get her ranking up.
If Vera could win this match, she might go a long way.
But what a difficult draw.

slk45
Jun 23rd, 2006, 02:09 PM
:rolleyes: Bepa! :tape: Will you ever get a break? :kiss: :hug:

Dig deep and come out swinging!! :boxing:

GO BEPA!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 23rd, 2006, 03:03 PM
After watching for the draw
i feel sad........


i feel really sad for Kim's fan

Poor fans .... It's so difficult for them now to wait for Kim's first matcj at Wimbledon...... the first and last one......... Sorry Kim and her fans, but it's just unlucky draw.

GO VERA Make me feel happy and make my statement to be RIGHT

Foot's Fingers
Jun 23rd, 2006, 03:04 PM
and very good choice of doubles partnership :rocker2:

nick_chicane
Jun 23rd, 2006, 05:35 PM
Lets just hope Kim's defeat today might have had an effect on her and make her play badly next week! :)

paranoia0809
Jun 23rd, 2006, 06:13 PM
It's unfair :o

AO: 1r Hingis
RG: 1r Safina
WB: 1r Clijsters

How could this happen? :confused:

KV
Jun 23rd, 2006, 06:29 PM
Good luck vs. Kim

Foot's Fingers
Jun 23rd, 2006, 07:12 PM
i am still confident in Vera

Go Vera


you need this win !!!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 23rd, 2006, 07:14 PM
and Epigone ,

Sorry have not find anothe thread to ask as you have not answered PM

Estonia, Ukraine, Kazaxstan...What will be next???? Latvia????? Labdien!!! dzimtenes skarga!!!

Sorry once again

Foot's Fingers
Jun 23rd, 2006, 07:50 PM
just go Vera

paranoia0809
Jun 23rd, 2006, 08:10 PM
When will she play the match? Monday? Tuesday? :confused:

Epigone
Jun 23rd, 2006, 08:38 PM
After watching for the draw
i feel sad........


i feel really sad for Kim's fan

Poor fans .... It's so difficult for them now to wait for Kim's first matcj at Wimbledon...... the first and last one......... Sorry Kim and her fans, but it's just unlucky draw.

GO VERA Make me feel happy and make my statement to be RIGHTThat's the type of attitude that we need around here :worship: Sorry have not find anothe thread to ask as you have not answered PM

Estonia, Ukraine, Kazaxstan...What will be next???? Latvia????? Labdien!!! dzimtenes skarga!!!I didn't receive a PM from you :o

I'm not sure which flag will be next :shrug:. I like Estonia/the Estonian flag, I was supporting Ukraine today, and I changed to Kazakhstan because...:shrug: :lol:

I don't understand when you write in Latvian :p, but I may choose that flag sometime :angel:

Ah, I just checked - Labdien = good day :D. Good :zzz: to you soon :wavey: and I'll see you on Yahoo Messenger sometime ;)

tobi
Jun 24th, 2006, 09:25 AM
:fiery: @ draw :o

but go Vera,win this one :hug:

u can do this,it is tough but u can do it :)

goldenlox
Jun 24th, 2006, 02:20 PM
Kim won the US Open, then made the semis in Melbourne and Paris.
So this the worst draw possible.
But Vera is unseeded. She could have drawn Venus, or a top seed in round 2.

At least she is playing better, and she either gets the upset, or has plenty of time to get totally healthy

Foot's Fingers
Jun 24th, 2006, 07:21 PM
plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Go Vera!!!


you can do it

nick_chicane
Jun 24th, 2006, 08:46 PM
God, what i would give for an all-time great performance from Vera, come Monday, to the proportions of the Venus match in 2003, or the Capriati match in 2004!

I think we really need probably the best performance we've ever seen from her, if shes to win!

You can do it Vera! :worship:

zvonareva14
Jun 24th, 2006, 08:55 PM
Ok...so...god damn the Wimbledon draw people :mad: :fiery: ! If I were Vera I would go out with no expectations and just go for her shots and hopefully she would get the crowd on her side because she is the underdog and she also won Birmingham over there. I am praying for you Vera because if you can find a way to get past Kim your draw is pretty open. :rolleyes:

nick_chicane
Jun 24th, 2006, 09:59 PM
At least we'll get to watch the match as it will be on one of the main courts! :)

paranoia0809
Jun 24th, 2006, 11:58 PM
Is it monday or tuesday?

I hope also Vera plays a very big match and she may send clijsters back home.

In Belgium people look forward to a semi-final Henin-clijsters :fiery:

I wish a semi-final Vera vs henin :cool:

Come on Veraaaaaaaa, bring us the first surprise of Wimbledon anno 2006 :bounce:

Epigone
Jun 25th, 2006, 02:57 AM
New York Times Mag: The Court-esans (Russians in style)

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/9642/25style14508tg.jpg

Vera Zvonareva. Hometown: Moscow. Age: 21. Current rank: 78. Playing style: ‘‘I admire Andre Agassi for how he changed tennis. He brought fashion to the court and changed his style throughout the years. It’s always fun to watch him.’’ Killer shot: ‘‘My serve, because when I get it right, it’s an ace.’’ Do you have aspirations to design a collection of casual separates and red-carpet attire? ‘‘I think red-carpet attire is fun. I like John Galliano, Roberto Cavalli and lots of others. I would love to design some fancy dresses in bright colors, but I really don’t know how to do it.’’ Dsquared dress. Calvin Klein tank top. Prada visor. Givenchy belt. Gucci shoes.

I'm posting it here so that people don't miss it :angel:

Munich
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:22 AM
Bepa :scared: i don't like this pic :help:
Great avatar btw Martin :angel:

slk45
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:26 AM
:eek: :eek: :speakles:

Is that really our Bepa?? :unsure:

I can almost see it in her face, but with that camera angle I can't tell for sure. If the photo was larger, maybe I could see her better.

I just don't care for that shot. Some photographers can screw up anybody, no matter how good-looking. This reminds me of a photo I saw of Anna K. in a photo shoot in SI about 6 years ago (or maybe it was GQ). I had thought it was impossible to take a bad picture of Kournikova, but I was wrong. I wonder if it's the same photographer. :(

rrfnpump
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:41 AM
Bepa looks like a wrestler
with the womens title around her waist :o :o

anyway, she is overrating her serve
when she gets her groundies right its :bolt:

Epigone
Jun 25th, 2006, 08:38 AM
Bepa :scared: i don't like this pic :help:Is it because of the belt? :pGreat avatar btw Martin :angel:Cheburashka is :banana:

nick_chicane
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:22 AM
Wow, i hardly recognised her. I never thought Vera was into having pics taken like that. She never really seemed interested in the glamour side of tennis. I think she can look better.

Fantastic legs though! :worship:

Oh, god, have you seen what theyve done to Nadia Petrova? If you thought Vera looked bad! :lol:

Speaking of pics, ive just ordered these 2 pics in larger form (30" x 20") as i really liked them. I like my action shots of Vera! :)

http://i4.tinypic.com/15mz0hs.jpg

http://i5.tinypic.com/15mz0wz.jpg

Epigone
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:41 AM
anyway, she is overrating her serve
when she gets her groundies right its :bolt:That's also what I thought :p

How often does she get her serve right? :o

deep bass
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:46 AM
Bepa first up on Court 1 tomorrow.

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/scores/schedule/index.html

Epigone
Jun 25th, 2006, 11:50 AM
Do they have the shot tracker thing on Court 1, or is it only on Centre Court?

I guess that's the only way that I'll be able to follow the action :sad:

wally1
Jun 25th, 2006, 02:12 PM
Do they have the shot tracker thing on Court 1, or is it only on Centre Court?

I guess that's the only way that I'll be able to follow the action :sad:Couldn't you pay for Wimbledon Live?

goldenlox
Jun 25th, 2006, 05:06 PM
If Vera loses this, she HAS to win at the US Open.

Foot's Fingers
Jun 25th, 2006, 06:02 PM
Vera on pics :eek:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 25th, 2006, 06:07 PM
Go and win tomorrow, Vera!!! :rocker2:

Epigone
Jun 25th, 2006, 06:25 PM
Couldn't you pay for Wimbledon Live?I think that my connection is too slow to make it worthwhile :o

After watching videos of the tie-breaks from her website, I'm quite positive about this match :D

rrfnpump
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:44 PM
That's also what I thought :p

How often does she get her serve right? :o

yeah, that hardly happens :help:
but in second TB (which is available now on zvonareva.ru she hit 2 ACES :))

Vera again could be first victim of Wimbledon tomorrow :sad:
go and win it, Vera !!!!

zvonareva14
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:52 PM
The clothing is repulsive :( ! Yet she still looks kind of sexy... :drool: . Anyways she would be a great model maybe a post tennis career? :p

Epigone
Jun 25th, 2006, 07:59 PM
yeah, that hardly happens :help:
but in second TB (which is available now on zvonareva.ru she hit 2 ACES :))I was also thinking that :p. Maybe I should just let you post for me :shrug: :DVera again could be first victim of Wimbledon tomorrow :sad:
go and win it, Vera !!!!No repeat of the French Open :angel:

rrfnpump
Jun 25th, 2006, 08:33 PM
I was also thinking that :p. Maybe I should just let you post for me :shrug: :D

there are two possibilities
1 - great minds think alike or
2 - zwei Dumme, ein Gedanke (german saying; I hope you understand :p)


No repeat of the French Open :angel:

I would love to be as positive as you, but I dont think she can upset Kim
and Kim isnt even injured this time before a Slam :o
I will prepare myself mentally now for following scores tomorrow by going to bed :)

slk45
Jun 25th, 2006, 09:49 PM
Good luck tomorrow, Bepa!! Get in there and hammer it out!:smash:
You can do it!! :hug: :yippee: :yippee:

GO BEPA!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Almalyk
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:41 AM
Third consecutive horrible first round match at a slam for Vera. That sucks, but good luck!

zvonareva14
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:49 AM
:D Final good luck wish to you Vera! I know you can do this just believe in yourself and go for it! :) :worship: ;)

nick_chicane
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:53 AM
Yep, good luck Vera, i took the week off work to watch the tennis on TV so i'll be cheering her on! :D

Foot's Fingers
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:22 AM
So Vera, seems i will be free to follow yr match today. Hope our support will help you

Epigone
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Bepa is being given odds of 15/2 on virtualBetting :help:

Those odds are a lot worse than last week at Eastbourne :o

Epigone
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:55 AM
A "Bob Watch" update

He is playing mixed doubles with Venus

Lose early :devil:

(•_•)
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:15 AM
I'm glad Vera won't be polluting my television.

Why wouldn't they show Federer vs. Gasquet? That match is much more appealing.pffffft :ras:

Davai Bepa!!!

pav
Jun 26th, 2006, 11:06 AM
I launched the new courtesan belted bepa at those bastards in another thread but they still have no faith:fiery:

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

Foot's Fingers
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:55 PM
A "Bob Watch" update

He is playing mixed doubles with Venus

Lose early :devil:


that was my thought as well

and i don't want bob to play with her anymore

Foot's Fingers
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:57 PM
btw Kim is serving for set at 5-4

Rain Rain Rain

i hope kim will be thinking to match how to serve....og cos couple df and so on.... cos poor moment - till this time:

Match Summary

Zvonareva (RUS) Clijsters (BEL)

1st Serve % 19 of 32 = 59 % 23 of 31 = 74 %

Aces 1 1

Double Faults 0 1

Unforced Errors 3 9

Winning % on 1st Serve 11 of 19 = 58 % 15 of 23 = 65 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 8 of 13 = 62 % 6 of 8 = 75 %

Winners (Including Service) 3 12

Receiving Points Won 10 of 30 = 33 % 13 of 32 = 41 %

it's kim attacking

saki
Jun 26th, 2006, 12:58 PM
I don't know how many of you have been able to watch Vera's match today - so far, she's playing really well. Her serve is excellent and she's playing some clever points. Kim's still playing a little bit better though.

Epigone
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:05 PM
Wow, Bepa's match started a few minutes ago on TV :eek:

Her ankle is taped :sad:, but she is playing pretty well

slk45
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:16 PM
I don't know how many of you have been able to watch Vera's match today - so far, she's playing really well. Her serve is excellent and she's playing some clever points. Kim's still playing a little bit better though.Thanks for the info. No coverage in the U.S. *&#% ESPN2 is showing the Federer match. But they did show the end of Kim's 1st BP against Bepa.

C,moooooonn BEPA! Break back!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

nick_chicane
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:20 PM
Yeah, im another of those lucky ones getting to watch her match!

She isnt doing too bad, shes had plenty of her 1st serves but Kim's just playing slightly better, at the mo! I think the rain delay was perfect timing. It will be interesting to see if Kim can come out and serve for the set, without any problems.

Oh, and im really hating those shorts that Vera has decided to wear! I dreaded the day she would come out in them. Ive always disliked the ones that Dementieva seemed to wear for quite a while but shes finally got rid of them and it seems shes passed them on to Vera, very ugly! :rolleyes:

Epigone
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:28 PM
Kim is getting lots of 1st serves in, but Bepa is getting a lot back :yeah:

Bepa should hit her drive-volleys away from Kim :o

I'm loving the slice BH that Bepa is throwing in :D

Foot's Fingers
Jun 26th, 2006, 01:32 PM
i can't watch at all :bigcry:

goldenlox
Jun 26th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Vera is playing well, while still down a break at 5-4, Kim serving.
The Sirius radio announcers feel Vera needs to break Kim's rhythm-
approach the net, slice backhands, etc

KV
Jun 26th, 2006, 06:39 PM
On positive note Kim's challenged, doesn't happen often Kim losing 4 games in one set. Keep on fighting Vera.

deep bass
Jun 26th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Bepa 2nd on court 1 after Tim Henman tomorrow.

daniela86
Jun 26th, 2006, 07:12 PM
Nice fight so far :yeah: Keep on fighting Vera :D and please upset Kim tomorrow! You can do it :bounce: :rocker: :rocker2: :bounce:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 26th, 2006, 07:24 PM
Go Vera tomorrow!!! :rocker2:

i feel like it will be second rnd already :p :devil:

UDACHi
Jun 26th, 2006, 07:26 PM
Good luck Vera. Continue to fight. :yeah:

zvonareva14
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:36 AM
I am also VERY VERY VERY! :mad: :fiery: PISSED AT ESPN2! They show that stupid Federer match which was not very competitive! Where as Vera and Kim are probably the most intriging 1st round match up! God damn ESPN! But anyways yes I saw the clip of Vera getting broken and throwing her racquet in anger... :o But it seems from the stats and everyones helpful reports she's playing very well. This could be the start of something good :angel:

Almalyk
Jun 27th, 2006, 01:25 AM
Keep fighting Vera. You are still in the match.

pav
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:11 AM
They just had to pick out a pissed bepa pic for their site, Nick thinks she might have flogged those shorts off of Dement. but I think she stole them off Marina Erakovic:eek:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/b_01_zvonareva_15_reuters_d_staples.jpg

Harju.
Jun 27th, 2006, 06:35 AM
Goood luck Bepa. I'm already preparing a couple of voodoo dolls :tape:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 27th, 2006, 07:29 AM
and quite stupied rules that at fistnew match need to be played bear in mind that all players involved have been rest quite long time , it's not cos of darkness

nick_chicane
Jun 27th, 2006, 08:49 AM
They just had to pick out a pissed bepa pic for their site, Nick thinks she might have flogged those shorts off of Dement. but I think she stole them off Maria Erakovic:eek:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/kahu/b_01_zvonareva_15_reuters_d_staples.jpg

Those shorts are just horrible, arent they! lol

Get back to wearing skirts please Vera! :lol: