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Foot's Fingers
Sep 18th, 2006, 10:57 AM
Well..... Vera is still in love with "great draw"

Foot's Fingers
Sep 18th, 2006, 11:00 AM
Good luck with a Sun today, Vera

Foot's Fingers
Sep 18th, 2006, 01:27 PM
so 46 61

final set to come

crazy scoreboard

Epigone
Sep 18th, 2006, 01:54 PM
Tiantian Sun d. Bepa 6-4 1-6 6-2 :bigcry: :help:

rrfnpump
Sep 18th, 2006, 01:55 PM
what a step backwards :help:
simply disappointing

Bepa :aparty: too much after USO

Foot's Fingers
Sep 18th, 2006, 02:00 PM
oh noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


not again


back to top 30 and what????? losing to WC .......

i am tired of it, Vera

was thinkng that now we can concentrate only on late rnds..... Seems too early

Fililander
Sep 18th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Unbelievable. Totally unexpted especially after the second set. It seems that she doesnt wanted to play against Mauresmo. :mad: :mad: :mad:
Well this is the old Vera as we know her. :sad: :fiery: :( :silly:

goldenlox
Sep 18th, 2006, 03:16 PM
She's still celebrating the USO title

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 18th, 2006, 03:19 PM
back down with a bump :( :mad:

hope she gets out of this loss quickly

dont know why they go all the way there for one hard court tourn before going back indoors :o
doesnt make sense at all......... if it was indoors it would.

Fililander
Sep 18th, 2006, 03:49 PM
http://photocdn.sohu.com/20060918/Img245407101.jpg

No comment!

Epigone
Sep 18th, 2006, 03:52 PM
http://photocdn.sohu.com/20060918/Img245406902.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20060918/Img245406934.jpg

:scared: :bolt:

rrfnpump
Sep 18th, 2006, 04:17 PM
a recent Grand Slam champion doesnt behave like that
this is just a nightmare coming true... Vera not enjoying smashing racquets anymore

:scared: :mad:

nick_chicane
Sep 18th, 2006, 04:33 PM
Not pleased to see her crying again! Not professional at all! Yet, it was a very tough 1st round draw! Sun is very much an up and coming girl with alot of talent and when your playing infront of your home crowd knowing that they'll all be sorting you, its a big boost!

It is disappointing but im not totally surprised she lost! Im more angry with those pathetic pics than the actual result! :(

pav
Sep 18th, 2006, 07:46 PM
Bepa :fiery: remembered to pack her tears, remembered to pack her tantrums, remembered to pack a wobbly, but forgot to pack her Sunscreen :sad:

Emptiness
Sep 18th, 2006, 10:41 PM
Vera...... :speakles:

slk45
Sep 19th, 2006, 05:04 AM
BEPA!! :bigcry: :hug: What happened in your 3rd set?

Vera's serving game really deteriorated, with 43% of 1st serves in, and only winning 29% of 2nd serves. Sun's serving wasn't really much better, Vera got 1 more pt in the serves than Sun (13 vs 12). But Sun's return game is what won her the match, taking 71% of Vera's 2nd serves. Sun won 20 pts on her return to Vera's 11 pts. This should not happen.

Based on the photos, I have to guess that Vera's emotions got the best of her early in that set, and she couldn't recover. Did anyone see the match?

Vera, you won 2 slam finals and 2 tour finals this year. Your confidence in your game should be greater than that. :awww:

Come on....regroup now for the doubles. :smooch:

GO BEPA!! :bounce: :bounce:

Foot's Fingers
Sep 19th, 2006, 09:53 AM
cry baby cry :rolleyes: hope last time

nick_chicane
Sep 19th, 2006, 12:27 PM
cry baby cry :rolleyes: hope last time

Wishful thinking! :rolleyes:

Fililander
Sep 19th, 2006, 02:09 PM
The main thing is: She wins second set easily 6-1. And than..... Whats happening? I dont understand that. I think she will remain unchanged and known as a cry baby in the history of tennis sport. :sad: :sad: But there is always a little hope in my thoughts.

goldenlox
Sep 19th, 2006, 03:24 PM
Vera still won 2 singles titles and 2 slam titles this summer.
Now she has to regroup and go forward

Epigone
Sep 20th, 2006, 05:55 AM
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Court 1 (from 13.00hrs)
1. Medina Garrigues vs. Bartoli
2. Bartoli/Dulko vs. Jankovic/N.Li (after suitable rest)
3. Yan/Zheng vs. Peng/Zvonareva

Foot's Fingers
Sep 20th, 2006, 10:19 AM
Good Luck in doubles

Epigone
Sep 20th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Bepa/Shuai d. Yan/Zheng 4-6 6-3 6-3 :bounce: :dance: :worship:

They led 4-0* in the first two sets :help:

Fililander
Sep 20th, 2006, 02:11 PM
At least a win. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

daniela86
Sep 20th, 2006, 02:37 PM
Vera turned into a doubles specialist :D Great result :worship: :worship: :yippee: Best of luck against Chaky/Vesnina :angel:

Foot's Fingers
Sep 20th, 2006, 02:45 PM
:)

we still in Beijing

zvonareva14
Sep 20th, 2006, 09:45 PM
:sad: Vera turned into a doubles specialist :D Great result :worship: :worship: :yippee: Best of luck against Chaky/Vesnina :angel:
NO NO NO! I don't want her to be a doubles specialist! :( I mean her doubles results are great and i'm finding that's because there's someone there to talk to her and calm her down where as she can't keep it together all by herself which she desperatly needs to do!

Emptiness
Sep 21st, 2006, 01:52 AM
Yeah. Happy for her doubles results but i'd gladly trade it for singles. Vera seriously need to harden emotionally. :o

slk45
Sep 21st, 2006, 08:23 AM
Good win, Vera! Do it again in the next round.

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

goldenlox
Sep 21st, 2006, 04:53 PM
That singles result wasn't good, but it's only 1 match

nick_chicane
Sep 21st, 2006, 04:59 PM
I dont really care how well Vera does in doubles! Doubles tournaments are not important! I would never want to see Vera become like Bob and Mike Bryan, just a doubles player that cant play on their own!

goldenlox
Sep 21st, 2006, 05:27 PM
I dont really care how well Vera does in doubles! Doubles tournaments are not important! I would never want to see Vera become like Bob and Mike Bryan, just a doubles player that cant play on their own!Winning 2 doubles majors is good. And she's won the USO mixed also.
That leaves 5 more, plus an Olympics medal in doubles

daniela86
Sep 21st, 2006, 09:57 PM
That singles result wasn't good, but it's only 1 match
Yeah,it was only one match.Vera had some very nice results in single this summer (she had an impressive run at Cincinatti) which shows that she is still a great single player.We shouldn't be down coz she lost a match.Even the best players have awful days.(even if i admit that they don't overreact like Bepa :o )I also don't want Vera to be only a doubles player but I think that doubles can give her confidence so I'm happy she plays it and does well :bounce:

nick_chicane
Sep 21st, 2006, 10:51 PM
Winning 2 doubles majors is good. And she's won the USO mixed also.
That leaves 5 more, plus an Olympics medal in doubles

Yes, its good! But nothing better than good!

Singles is where i want to see Vera do well, i certainly dont want to see her start concentrating on winny doubles titles! That would be a very poor way for Vera's career to turn!

Epigone
Sep 21st, 2006, 10:54 PM
Friday, September 22, 2006
Court 1 (NB 16.30hrs)
1. Peng/Zvonareva vs. Chakvetadze/Vesnina

pav
Sep 22nd, 2006, 11:48 AM
Now no doubles, Waaah!!

W.O. conceded by Bepa Peng:sad: but not by the Broncos :)

Fililander
Sep 22nd, 2006, 01:54 PM
Yep, the Tournament Page says that Vera quits. Strange...

Epigone
Sep 22nd, 2006, 02:17 PM
Now no doubles, Waaah!!

W.O. conceded by Bepa Peng:sad: :sobbing:
but not by the Broncos :)Into the Grand Final :rocker2:

Foot's Fingers
Sep 22nd, 2006, 02:34 PM
Get well vera

hope just small cold Nothing serious

daniela86
Sep 22nd, 2006, 03:29 PM
Vera :sad: :sad: Jelena Jankovic said that it was hard to breath on the court today so I guess it was very hawt.
Get better soon Vera :hug:

Fililander
Sep 22nd, 2006, 08:35 PM
She retired due to an upper respiratory illness :scratch: . I hope it is nothing serious. Get well soon Vera. :dance: :dance:

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 23rd, 2006, 07:04 PM
Vera into Moscow maindraw ;) :D
Flavia withdrew.

slk45
Sep 23rd, 2006, 09:12 PM
BEPA!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Flavia! :sad:

slk45
Sep 23rd, 2006, 09:42 PM
If the draw is correct, Vera is #1 seed at Guangzhou, Peng Shuai is #2.

Vera is not playing doubles.

GO BEPA!! :bounce: :bounce:

zvonareva14
Sep 23rd, 2006, 11:22 PM
Sweet!! I just hope Vera is feeling better and ready to take her 3rd singles title this year!! :D :worship: :bounce:

Epigone
Sep 24th, 2006, 12:14 PM
Vera into Moscow maindraw ;) :DExcellent :banana:
Flavia withdrew.:sad:

Epigone
Sep 24th, 2006, 12:19 PM
If the draw is correct, Vera is #1 seed at Guangzhou, Peng Shuai is #2.:confused:

Hansol Korea Open Tennis Championships
(1)Hingis - Q
Mirza - Y.R.Lee/WC
Widjaja/WC - Q
(8)Safarova - Ruano Pasqual

(4)Sugiyama - Q
Domachowska - Q
Castano - Ancic
(7)Dulko - Suarez

(6)Arvidsson - Morigami
Diaz Oliva - Nakamura
Bremond - Tu
(3)Bartoli - Craybas

(5)Zvonareva - Pin
Laine - S.J.Kim/WC
Jackson - Daniilidou
(2)Kirilenko - Dushevina

slk45
Sep 24th, 2006, 02:03 PM
:o Apparently, the draw wasn't correct! I just checked and yesterday the Guangzhou site had last year's draw on it, except the succeeding rounds were blank!! Today it's different. I should have checked the date, because the pictures on the site were pretty much messed up.

So, instead, good luck in Hansol, Vera!!

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

daniela86
Sep 24th, 2006, 02:38 PM
Nice draw Vera :yeah: Normally she should beat Pin without too much troubles but you never know with Vera :o

Doubles draw:

1)Ruano Pascual/Suarez vs. Olaru/Wozniaki
Grandin/Namakura vs. Chang/Lee
(4)Bremond/Daniilidou vs. Castaño/Craybas
Ancic/Elie vs. Vento-Kabchi/Widjaja

Kim/Han vs. Chuang/Diaz-Oliva
Kim/Sugiyama vs. (3)Dulko/Laine
Domachowska/Safarova vs. Morigami/Tu
Osterloh/Pin vs. (2)Dushevina/Zvonareva

Interesting team.I think they should reach at least the semis.:yeah: I wonder what Basti thinks of Vera's choice of partner:p

rrfnpump
Sep 24th, 2006, 03:07 PM
Interesting team.I think they should reach at least the semis.:yeah: I wonder what Basti thinks of Vera's choice of partner:p

Dushevina is a very bad player, so I am not too happy with her choice of partner. Good thing is Vera D is better in doubles than in singles, so their chances are quite good. But they wont beat Ruano Pascual and Suarez.

still, I wonder how they could team up having in mind Vera Z called Vera D a bitch after she lost to her :o :p

Harju.
Sep 24th, 2006, 05:16 PM
Good luck Bepa. No crying, no bawling this week please :o.

And LMAO @ Basti. :lol:

pav
Sep 24th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Dushevina is a very bad player, so I am not too happy with her choice of partner. Good thing is Vera D is better in doubles than in singles, so their chances are quite good. But they wont beat Ruano Pascual and Suarez.

still, I wonder how they could team up having in mind Vera Z called Vera D a bitch after she lost to her :o :p

:lol: Don't forget Bepa inserted an F in there as well. Be interesting to see if they slap hands or whack racquets,my mommy always told me to stay clear of VD:confused:

nick_chicane
Sep 24th, 2006, 11:12 PM
I expect it was more of a heat of the moment comment and they dont actually really have a problem with each other! Lets face it, they wouldnt be playing doubles together if they didnt like each other, correct? :lol:

andrewbroad
Sep 25th, 2006, 12:57 AM
still, I wonder how they could team up having in mind Vera Z called Vera D a bitch after she lost to her :o :p

The two Veras looked pretty friendly practising against each other at Eastbourne - well, I took a photo of them shaking hands at least.

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slk45
Sep 25th, 2006, 04:51 AM
Vera comes in this week at #28, up 1 due to Little Maria's dropping 170 pts last week. Vera has 1 pt to defend, and needs to reach at least the 2nd round and finish 1 round ahead of Sugiyama in order to pass her.

Sugiyama's path to the 3R looks easier than Vera's, tho Vera should prevail, but first is to deal with Camille Pin.

Hingis in the top half of the draw, just coming off winning Kolkata.

GO BEPA!! Prep time for Moscow!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
You can do it!! :hug: :smooch:
:bigclap: :yippee: :bigclap:

Fililander
Sep 25th, 2006, 06:26 AM
The two Veras looked pretty friendly practising against each other at Eastbourne - well, I took a photo of them shaking hands at least.


Aha, interesting. And where is the photo? :wavey: :wavey:

Foot's Fingers
Sep 25th, 2006, 02:12 PM
Good L:uck Vera

but so unexpectied to see both Veras together :tape:

goldenlox
Sep 25th, 2006, 03:28 PM
It's interesting that they got the #2 seed

Sweep
Sep 25th, 2006, 04:19 PM
Good luck to Vera this week in both the singles and doubles in Guangzhou!

slk45
Sep 25th, 2006, 04:23 PM
Vera's playing Hansol instead of Guangzhou. But good luck, anyway, Vera!!! Both doubles and singles!!

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

KV
Sep 25th, 2006, 05:42 PM
Good luck vs. C. Pin

Epigone
Sep 25th, 2006, 11:30 PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Craybas vs. Bartoli
2. Dushevina vs. Kirilenko (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Sugiyama vs. Olaru
4. Osterloh/Pin vs. Dushevina/Zvonareva

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Arvidsson vs. Morigami
2. Zvonareva vs. Pin
3. Ruano Pascual vs. Safarova
4. Brémond/Daniilidou vs. Castaño/Craybas

Please blast Pin off the court :angel:

Daniel
Sep 26th, 2006, 05:24 AM
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Craybas vs. Bartoli
2. Dushevina vs. Kirilenko (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Sugiyama vs. Olaru
4. Osterloh/Pin vs. Dushevina/Zvonareva

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Arvidsson vs. Morigami
2. Zvonareva vs. Pin
3. Ruano Pascual vs. Safarova
4. Brémond/Daniilidou vs. Castaño/Craybas

Please blast Pin off the court :angel:


Good luck in singles and doubles Vera :)

pav
Sep 26th, 2006, 07:32 AM
6-1 6-2 is pretty good, there is always that little worry that Pin might start to needle her a bit, get Bepa a little prickly, and then proceed to stitch her up;)

Epigone
Sep 26th, 2006, 07:52 AM
I love a relatively :drive: 1st round match :drool:

But yeah, I was afraid those powderpuff serves and gorundies could have made Bepa :banghead:

Foot's Fingers
Sep 26th, 2006, 08:44 AM
:crazy: Good start Vera!!!

So does it win she will collect some points? what is her 17th result?

nick_chicane
Sep 26th, 2006, 12:46 PM
Good comfortable start! It was so important to get that win as you can so easily get yourself into the habbit of losing again! :)

Epigone
Sep 26th, 2006, 01:41 PM
(2) Dushevina/Zvonareva (RUS/RUS) d. Osterloh/Pin (USA/FRA) 6-2 6-1 :bigclap:

Foot's Fingers
Sep 26th, 2006, 01:57 PM
as Masha K out, we are in waiting for Vera - Vera match again

rrfnpump
Sep 26th, 2006, 02:40 PM
beat Pin two times on one day :) :D

Vera tomorrow v Laine... good luck, Vera :yeah:

goldenlox
Sep 26th, 2006, 03:54 PM
Vera has a good draw here, and she needs the points

rrfnpump
Sep 26th, 2006, 03:56 PM
found a nice pic from last week :)

http://i10.tinypic.com/453ugzs.jpg

KV
Sep 26th, 2006, 04:12 PM
Good win as expected :)

nick_chicane
Sep 26th, 2006, 04:48 PM
Thats a nice pic is it? :confused:

Im hoping you were being sarcastic with that comment rrfnpump! :lol:

Harju.
Sep 26th, 2006, 05:46 PM
:banana:
Nice and easy.

Now do the same tomorrow please.

daniela86
Sep 26th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Vera :rocker: :bounce: Nice wins in single and doubles as expected:D :cool:
Good luck against Laine now! :D :worship: She should be able to beat her in 2 sets!

Epigone
Sep 26th, 2006, 10:18 PM
Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Ancic/Elie vs. Vento-Kabchi/Widjaja
2. Zvonareva vs. Laine (NB 12.30hrs)
3. Hingis vs. Wozniacki (NB 16.00hrs)
4. Mirza vs. Lee
5. Kim/Sugiyama vs. Dulko/Laine

zvonareva14
Sep 27th, 2006, 02:18 AM
:bounce: 2 great wins today! I think her and Vera D are a good team contrary to what some of you guys may think Vera D is a pretty solid doubles player and a good singles player who has just lost her way at the moment (or maybe not she defeated Kirilenko earlier! :confused: ) But anyways Vera has an excellent draw now including her next round opponent Emma Laine, this should be a routine 2 setter for Vera. Best luck Vera!! :worship:

Epigone
Sep 27th, 2006, 06:47 AM
Bepa d. Emma Laine 6-4 6-0 :bigclap: :worship: :banana: :bounce: :woohoo:

Hopefully she will continue to play well :cool:

nick_chicane
Sep 27th, 2006, 07:24 AM
Another comfortable win! All going to plan so far! :)

daniela86
Sep 27th, 2006, 08:21 AM
Excellent :D :yeah: :bounce: :bounce:

rrfnpump
Sep 27th, 2006, 08:37 AM
great scoreline :yippee:

now tough QF match coming up v Daniilidou

Foot's Fingers
Sep 27th, 2006, 08:46 AM
impressive tournamnet so far

Congrats Verunya :banana:

nick_chicane
Sep 27th, 2006, 12:25 PM
Glad to be playing Danilidou! Vera seems to struggle against fellow Russians! :confused:

Foot's Fingers
Sep 27th, 2006, 01:43 PM
Tied at 1 - 1
Rnk/Seed Year Event Surface Rnd Winner Score Rnk/Seed
16 / 6 2003 SCOTTSDALE HARD (O) R32 E. DANIILIDOU 6-2 6-3 41 / --
15 / 12 2003 BERLIN OPEN CLAY (O) R16 V. ZVONAREVA 7-5 4-6 6-4 25 / --


Go Vera

Shoulderpova
Sep 27th, 2006, 03:18 PM
Vera will beat Eleni 6-3 6-3 :)

goldenlox
Sep 27th, 2006, 03:33 PM
Vera needs the points here. A few more wins

KV
Sep 27th, 2006, 04:07 PM
Very good start :) Now good luck vs. Eleni. GO Bepa

Harju.
Sep 27th, 2006, 06:13 PM
A bagel :drool:. Bepa sure was hungry.

Good luck against Leni.

slk45
Sep 27th, 2006, 08:51 PM
Good win, Vera!! :hug: :smooch:

Eleni will be a bit tougher, but you can win that one too. :yippee: :yippee:

Vera will be defending 30 pts next week, so the more points here the better. She has netted 23 so far. Looks like Vera & Eleni have tomorrow off. If Sugiyama loses tomorrow, she'll fall behind Vera.

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

Epigone
Sep 27th, 2006, 10:12 PM
Thursday, September 28, 2006

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Morigami/Tu vs. Dushevina/Zvonareva
2. Hingis vs. Mirza (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Sugiyama vs. Rodionova
4. Brémond vs. Bartoli
5. Ruano Pascual/Suárez vs. Chang/Lee

Epigone
Sep 28th, 2006, 04:57 AM
(2) Dushevina/Zvonareva (RUS/RUS) d. Morigami/Tu (JPN/USA) 6-3 6-3 :banana: :bowdown: :cool:

Foot's Fingers
Sep 28th, 2006, 08:24 AM
Doubles win :)

Rest now befopre tomorrow match

Foot's Fingers
Sep 28th, 2006, 08:25 AM
and i become feeling sorry for Tu ....always losing to Vera in doubles

Foot's Fingers
Sep 28th, 2006, 08:25 AM
btw, Hingis out - so no revenge

Epigone
Sep 28th, 2006, 08:26 AM
Mirza d. Hingis 4-6 6-0 6-4, so there is one less obstacle between Bepa and the title

I think the biggest threat is hitting a streaky player who is having a good tournament :unsure:

rrfnpump
Sep 28th, 2006, 09:37 AM
its either Bepa or Bartoli in my opinion

Foot's Fingers
Sep 28th, 2006, 04:12 PM
Friday, September 29, 2006

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Zvonareva vs. Daniilidou
2. Mirza vs. Ruano Pascual (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Sugiyama vs. Suárez
4. Morigami vs. Bartoli
5. Ruano Pascual/Suárez vs. Chang/Lee

Court 2 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Castaño/Craybas vs. Vento-Kabchi/Widjaja
2. Chuang/Diaz-Oliva vs. Dushevina/Zvonareva (NB 14.00hrs)

Good Luck!!!

Fililander
Sep 29th, 2006, 05:30 AM
According to tennis.com Vera lost 6-7 4-6 :sad: :sad: :sad:

Epigone
Sep 29th, 2006, 05:35 AM
Bepa :sobbing: :o

It seems like her form is really up and down at the moment :shrug:

slk45
Sep 29th, 2006, 06:16 AM
BEPA!! :bigcry: :hug: :hug:

Scoreline indicates a good fight. Too bad there are no stats. Not to mention no live scoring. :mad:

Any info as to what Vera's doing next week? She has 30 pts to defend before KC, and 42 pts in Moscow.

A good warmup for the Kremlin Cup, Vera. Keep moving forward!! :bounce: :bounce:

nick_chicane
Sep 29th, 2006, 07:27 AM
A little disappointing but at least it was a close match! Thats the important thing when your looking at a loss!

Danilidou is another Gisela Dulko, somedays she can be excellent, for instance against Henin-Hardenne at Wimbledon last year, then other days she can be utter rubbish! I guess she just fancied it today! :sad:

rrfnpump
Sep 29th, 2006, 07:34 AM
damn :( :mad: :fiery:
Vera just cant win a Tier IV :o

Foot's Fingers
Sep 29th, 2006, 09:38 AM
phewwwwww :mad: :fiery: Vera :smash:


now only doubles title by beatin Paola/Vivi cld save the week

pav
Sep 29th, 2006, 10:38 AM
Now two Bepa buttheads have lost the doubles:fiery: :sad:

Epigone
Sep 29th, 2006, 11:01 AM
Chuang/Diaz-Oliva (TPE/ARG) d. (2) Dushevina/Zvonareva (RUS/RUS) 6-3 3-6 6-4 :shrug: :help:

In light of these recent results, I'm going to post something that's equally :scratch:

:singer:
Самолёты, поезда
Люди едут кто куда
На метро и на такси
Никуда без любви, никуда без любви
:singer:

rrfnpump
Sep 29th, 2006, 11:33 AM
losing against Diaz-Oliva in doubles :speakles: :speakles: :speakles:

:o :help: :o :help: :o :help: :o :help: :o :help:

thats even more sad than the singles loss

nick_chicane
Sep 29th, 2006, 12:28 PM
losing against Diaz-Oliva in doubles :speakles: :speakles: :speakles:

:o :help: :o :help: :o :help: :o :help: :o :help:

thats even more sad than the singles loss

You cant blame it all on Vera! She had the other muppet their with her!

Foot's Fingers
Sep 29th, 2006, 01:51 PM
Pls smbdy wake up me......................


Goh..................................

Diaz Oliva................ as i remember Vera lost to her in the first wta final..............

goldenlox
Sep 29th, 2006, 03:13 PM
A bad day for Vera. Tier III's aren't life and death, but a lousy day

daniela86
Sep 29th, 2006, 07:08 PM
Disappointing losses in single and doubles :sad: :sad: :mad: :mad: Danilidou can be tricky but still,I think that Vera is a more talented player and she should have won this match :mad:
Apparently Vera won't play next week.Her next tournament will be the KC.
Best of luck at home Vera! :D Try your best and win some matchs!! :bigclap:

Sweep
Sep 29th, 2006, 07:43 PM
Gutted for Vera. :sad:

If, as daniela86 says, she is taking the week off, then hopefully she enjoys it. She'll be fired up for the Kremlin Cup, it being her home tournament and all that.

Harju.
Sep 29th, 2006, 08:25 PM
Chuang/Diaz-Oliva (TPE/ARG) d. (2) Dushevina/Zvonareva (RUS/RUS) 6-3 3-6 6-4 :shrug: :help:

In light of these recent results, I'm going to post something that's equally :scratch:

:singer:
Самолёты, поезда
Люди едут кто куда
На метро и на такси
Никуда без любви, никуда без любви
:singer:
Basti and I blame the loss to the other Bepa :tape: :lol:.

Disappointing day for Bepa. Just had a tad feeling that she was being a cry baby during the match. Hope she has a good rest for the big event next next week :banana:

zvonareva14
Sep 29th, 2006, 09:22 PM
:fiery: :sad: The singles loss is one thing (still a terrible loss in my opinion) but that loss in doubles is just horrific!

nick_chicane
Sep 29th, 2006, 10:16 PM
I think you can only call a doubles loss horrific if your with a partner that youve been with on a considerable basis! I dont particularly rate Dushevina as a good doubles player! I think its unfair to slaughter Vera for that loss!

Epigone
Sep 30th, 2006, 01:51 PM
Daniilidou d. Bartoli 6-1 6-0 :help:, so maybe I was right and it's a case of a streaky player having a great tournament :shrug:

zvonareva14
Oct 1st, 2006, 01:50 AM
I think you can only call a doubles loss horrific if your with a partner that youve been with on a considerable basis! I dont particularly rate Dushevina as a good doubles player! I think its unfair to slaughter Vera for that loss!
Still they are far far more experienced in doubles and the favorites by a long shot! This was a HORRIFIC loss if you ask me because Vera was probably upset about her singles loss and unable to pull it together for her doubles match!

andrewbroad
Oct 1st, 2006, 10:59 PM
Aha, interesting. And where is the photo? :wavey: :wavey:

I have 415 large photos from this year's Birmingham and Eastbourne (not just of Vera), and I do have a vague intention of uploading them to the Internet in the future, but I'm afraid it's a low priority for me. I'm extremely busy, uploading them will take weeks of effort, and I have other issues (http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/photos/) to overcome before I'm inclined to upload photos again.

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Fililander
Oct 2nd, 2006, 05:44 AM
I have 415 large photos from this year's Birmingham and Eastbourne (not just of Vera), and I do have a vague intention of uploading them to the Internet in the future, but I'm afraid it's a low priority for me. I'm extremely busy, uploading them will take weeks of effort, and I have other issues (http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/photos/) to overcome before I'm inclined to upload photos again.

You must not upload the photos again. Of course this would be too much. Maybe you could upload only the one important photo someday?

ys
Oct 3rd, 2006, 02:19 AM
Who is the only Russian player to win a title on each of 4 surfaces? :)

rrfnpump
Oct 3rd, 2006, 09:41 AM
Who is the only Russian player to win a title on each of 4 surfaces? :)

is Vera really the only one as for now? :eek:

in doubles only a grass title missing (if we include mixed she has also won doubles titles on all surfaces)

pav
Oct 3rd, 2006, 09:48 AM
Who is the only Russian player to win a title on each of 4 surfaces? :)

Bepa:worship:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 3rd, 2006, 03:46 PM
Вера Звонарева: жду «Кубка Кремля», чтобы нормально поесть

Российская теннисистка Вера Звонарева, занимающая 29-ю строчку в рейтинге Женской теннисной ассоциации (WTA) с нетерпением ждет выступления на «Кубке Кремля», который пройдет в Москве с 7 по 13 октября в СК «Олимпийский». Одну из причин своего нетерпения Агентству спортивной информации «Весь спорт» раскрыла сама Вера Звонарева.

«Кубок Кремля» – один из моих самых любимых турниров, - отметила Вера Звонарева. – Сразу возникают ассоциации с домой, семьей, друзьями. Для меня очень важна поддержка публики, потому что я очень эмоциональна и должна видеть реакцию зрителей. Но если честно, больше всего меня радует другое. Я, наконец, смогу поесть нормальной еды. Не ту, которую подают в ресторанах, а настоящей, домашней».

Vera is waiting for Kremlin Cup as it is one of her favs tournaments cos of family, home, friends and crowd support She said she is too emotional player and she is looking for crowd reaction. But what is expectied the most is "finally i can eat normal food, not restaurant food but real home food"

Poor Vera :hug: ;)

rrfnpump
Oct 3rd, 2006, 05:50 PM
http://hansolopen.com/upload/20060930/11595534922771.jpg

Vera in her match v Daniilidou ;) :baby:
more pics of her at Seoul : http://hansolopen.com/hankorea/photo_list.jsp

rrfnpump
Oct 5th, 2006, 11:55 AM
Hoon (http://www.wtaworld.com/member.php?u=404) took some pictures of Vera at the Hansol Open and he collected them and some others in a .zip file : http://tennis.naok.net/veraz.zip


I have put all the photos of Vera taken by me and a couple of photographers into a zipped file for you to download, which can be found at http://tennis.naok.net/veraz.zip .

- 10 photos from her practice on Sunday
- 12 photos from her quarterfinal match
- 1 photo from her 1st round match (6675.jpg)
- 1 photo of Vera spotted watching Dushevina playing against Daniilidou
- 1 photo of Russians showing Russian flag cheering Vera during her QF match.


really good quality pics, thank you, Hoon :wavey:

isabellea
Oct 5th, 2006, 08:35 PM
http://www.mytennisphotos.com/galerie/albums/photos/USOpen06/Zvonareva/zvo-us280806-40mc.jpg

More of Vera Zvonareva at US Open on www.mytennisphotos.com/galerie

Foot's Fingers
Oct 6th, 2006, 01:42 PM
boys and girls and others ppls Seems will be buttle who loves Vera more: http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=267391&page=1&pp=25

Epigone
Oct 6th, 2006, 01:46 PM
really good quality pics, thank you, Hoon :wavey:Thanks for posting them :)

The idiots people :angel: in thread (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=267391) are all voting for you as Bepa's biggest fan. I've only had a sympathy vote from daniela86 :sobbing:

Epigone
Oct 6th, 2006, 01:51 PM
boys and girls and others ppls Seems will be buttle who loves Vera more: http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=267391&page=1&pp=25Oops, I didn't see your post :o

I guess I must be invisible to people :sad:

EDIT: Thanks to you and Jodie for the votes :angel:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 6th, 2006, 02:17 PM
Oops, I didn't see your post :o

I guess I must be invisible to people :sad:

EDIT: Thanks to you and Jodie for the votes :angel:


don't worry :hug:

i have added you without yr abv posts abt idiots :)

Epigone
Oct 7th, 2006, 12:40 PM
Kremlin Cup
A. Mauresmo (1) - bye
E. Vesnina - N. Li
S. Stosur - Q/LL
A. Pavluchenkova (WC) - N. Vaidisova

S. Kuznetsova - bye
V. Dushevina - V. Zvonareva
E. Likhovtseva - M.E. Camerin
A.L. Groenefeld - N. Petrova

P. Schnyder - C. Rubin
Q/LL - M. Santangelo
S. Peer - E. Bovina (WC)
E. Dementieva - bye

D. Safina - A. Chakvetadze
F. Schiavone - M. Kirilenko
Q/LL - Q/LL
M. Sharapova - bye

Great, a 2nd round matchup with Sveta :ras:

rrfnpump
Oct 7th, 2006, 01:09 PM
Martin, you get up at 4am or something just to follow a live scoreboard... I cant comepete with that ;)
you should have been Vera's No1 fan

but I guess you share the same thing as our Vera - flying under the radar :p

Dushevina v Zvonareva - you know how I feel about this match :devil:

Epigone
Oct 7th, 2006, 03:28 PM
(1)Raymond/Stosur vs (WC)Bovina/Dementieva
Bondarenko/Bondarenko vs (WC)Li/Kuznetsova

Chakvetadze/Vesnina vs Q
(3)Safina/Srebotnik vs Husarova/Likhovtseva


Voskosoeva/Rodionova vs (4)Schiavone/Zvonareva
(WC)Pavlyuchenkova/Kirilenko vs Dushevina/Santangelo

Camerin/Gagliardi vs Woerle/Groenfeld
Benesova/Tu vs (2)Black/Stubbs

Bepa and Fran? :eek:

pav will be in heaven :lol:

Epigone
Oct 7th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Martin, you get up at 4am or something just to follow a live scoreboard... I cant comepete with that ;)
you should have been Vera's No1 fan:lol:

Why does she either (a) get forced to 3 sets or (b) play horribly when I'm tired and want to get some sleep? :sad:
but I guess you share the same thing as our Vera - flying under the radar :pEither that, or I copy her and throw my toys out of the pram :crying2::baby:Dushevina v Zvonareva - you know how I feel about this match :devil::tape: Basti, play nicely! :angel:

daniela86
Oct 7th, 2006, 03:46 PM
It's a winnable first round :yeah: especially coz Vera is always very motivated to play in Moscow :bounce: She made the second round last year,I think she'll manage to defend her points :rocker: (I don't wanna think about the possible match against Sveta :ras: :ras: at the moment:p)
About the doubles,it's a :eek: team :eek: Fran is a good doubles player and so is Bepa, I think they may go far here and reach at least the semis:D
I wish Bepa teamed up with Nastya P though :sad:
Davai Bepa,make us proud!!! :rocker: :rocker2:

goldenlox
Oct 7th, 2006, 04:04 PM
Vera D. has been playing well lately. An interesting section of the draw.
Sveta should be tired

pav
Oct 7th, 2006, 08:00 PM
Bepa and Fran? :eek:

pav will be in heaven :lol:[/QUOTE]

Bepa and Franny
what an unusual pair
will there be surround sound grunting
and moisture filled air?
will they be sucessful
and hug at the net
or will Bepa's sixty fifth doubles partnership
be one we'd rather forget :confused:

Harju.
Oct 7th, 2006, 08:20 PM
Bepa is in the worst section of draw. Petrova/Kuznetsova are on top of their form at the moment. But it's a winnable first round though for Bepa against the evil one (right, Basti :angel: ).

Bepa/Franny is such a random pair. Lol. Good luck to both anyway.
UDACHI!

rrfnpump
Oct 7th, 2006, 08:36 PM
I am starting to wonder why there is no Vera/Sveta team :shrug:
Vera with Schiavone and Sveta with Li... as much as I wouldnt like the Vera/Sveta doubles (for known reasons) it would really make sense!

:lol:

Why does she either (a) get forced to 3 sets or (b) play horribly when I'm tired and want to get some sleep? :sad:

you have to admit that its exactly this what makes a fan-relationship with Vera Z that special :)


Either that, or I copy her and throw my toys out of the pram :crying2::baby::tape:

or maybe both :p However, I havent realized (yet) that you are also a :sobbing:-:baby:

Basti, play nicely! :angel:

I havent said anything yet :p
But all who have at least some knowledge about tennis and are not major Vera D fans will agree with me on Vera D. After a great junior career she has turned into a first-class mediocre player

But it's a winnable first round though for Bepa against the evil one (right, Basti :angel: ).

Vera Dushevina (RUS) d. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) :speakles:
that would be a horrible nightmare coming true (which has happened several times though :o)

isabellea
Oct 7th, 2006, 09:02 PM
You are not really fair play about Vera D.
She is not mediocre.
But like Vera Z last year, she has not a good year this year but last year she beat Mauresmo, went in final in Eastbourne, she got 36th on WTA ranking.

And this year, she was not so far to beat Ivanovic at US Open and she beat Kirilenko a few weeks ago.

rrfnpump
Oct 8th, 2006, 07:36 AM
You are not really fair play about Vera D.
She is not mediocre.

You fall under category "major Vera D fan", thats why I didnt expect you to agree with me.
How would you call a player who has a 19/22 ytd record in singles and is now about to drop out of Top100 after being ranked in the 40's at the beginning of the year... I call it mediocre.


But like Vera Z last year, she has not a good year this year but last year she beat Mauresmo, went in final in Eastbourne, she got 36th on WTA ranking.

Didnt badly slumping Dechy beat Mauresmo this year in Eastbourne? :o
this win over Mauresmo meant nothing as she was already in Wimbledon in her mind. Apart from that, Eastbourne was a complete fluke from Vera D, she has done nothing before and she has done nothing afterwards. It is a bit like Alona Bondarenko winning Luxemburg now.


And this year, she was not so far to beat Ivanovic at US Open and she beat Kirilenko a few weeks ago.

Beating Kirilenko this year isnt that hard :p Everybody does it, even players who are lower ranked than Vera D like Morigami. Against Ivanovic it might have been a good match by her, cant tell, but she lost it and thats what counts.

Again, Vera D had an awesome junior career beating everybody, but as for now she is just a mediocre player. Maybe she can get it going next year and finally raise to her level (which shouldnt be Top30 though with her serve and FH), but as for now, I cant see that happening.

And I was supposed to play fair :banghead:

Harju.
Oct 8th, 2006, 08:49 AM
Basti is a MEANIE :sobbing:

Epigone
Oct 8th, 2006, 02:48 PM
The first doubles draw posted was fake :help:

Here is the real one:

(1)Raymond/Stosur - Kuznetsova/Petrova
Dushevina/Kirilenko - Chakvetadze/Vesnina
(3)Peschke/Schiavone - Fedak/Koryttseva
Q - Pavlyuchenkova/Kleybanova(WC)

Tu/Zvonareva - Benesova/Voskoboeva
Li/Vaidisova(WC) - (4)Groenefeld/Huber
Rodionova/Vanc - Peer/Santangelo
Husarova/Likhovtseva - (2)Black/Stubbs

Bepa and Meilen are back together :scratch:

daniela86
Oct 8th, 2006, 03:22 PM
Oh nooo :sad: :sad: I don't want Bepa/Meilen to come back together :o even if it's only for a tournament :( I think they are able to win the first match but beating ALG/Huber would be hard.

slk45
Oct 8th, 2006, 04:52 PM
Where did that first doubles draw come from? Schiavone & Bepa would have made an interesting (and entertaining) team. Maybe they should try it.

Our Bepa and the other Bepa square off tomorrow not before 430pm on Central Court. Is anyone else having problems making the video full-screen? Mine won't stay there.

GOOD LUCK, BEPA!! :hug: You can do it!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GO BEPA Z!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :yippee: :yippee: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

pav
Oct 8th, 2006, 08:30 PM
No Bepa Fran:fiery:
just Bepa Tu :sad:
I'm pissed off I am:(
aren't you :confused:

Hell I hope Bepa Z beats up Bepa D
or her language might flow strong and free
if in her game there is a major hitch
we will hear "I hate losing to that f*cking bitch!"

Foot's Fingers
Oct 9th, 2006, 08:58 AM
vera back 2 2 (tu) :mad:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 9th, 2006, 09:02 AM
well, vera vs vera

never put money on this match

and Sveta next : it's Tier I and in Moscow so all healthy top Russians are here - so we can expect this situation

Foot's Fingers
Oct 9th, 2006, 01:35 PM
Match will start soon

Go Zvonareva!!!

Finally see you playing live again :)

Foot's Fingers
Oct 9th, 2006, 02:23 PM
first set under Zvona belt 6-3 with a little strugles at the end

slk45
Oct 9th, 2006, 03:08 PM
A nice win for our Bepa, 3 & 2!! :hug: :smooch:
You could tell she wanted this match, she was overanxious on 3 or 4 pts and overhit what should have been easy winners much too early.

Kuznetsova next. If Vera will stay focused, she should get by her.

Nice internet viewing on Central Court; too bad they can't get that on every court.

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

Epigone
Oct 9th, 2006, 03:09 PM
Bepa won 6-3 6-2 :banana:

She almost let the 1st set get out of control, but then :drive:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 9th, 2006, 03:25 PM
Vera :banana:

Good start ;)

Sveta - next so on Central Court - so on my PC even in office :woohoo:

rrfnpump
Oct 9th, 2006, 04:10 PM
:dance: just as it should be :D ;)

now beat Kuznetsova :devil:
we had that match last year and Vera blew it :mad:

(•_•)
Oct 9th, 2006, 04:31 PM
For the most part good match from Vera :yeah:

The German commentator said all the time how good friends Vera&Vera are...does anybody know if that's true? I've never heard they are friends before, only Vera calling Douchevina a f...... bitch ;)

KV
Oct 9th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Excellent win :) Could have a chance vs. Sveta. Surface suits Vera better.

nick_chicane
Oct 9th, 2006, 04:41 PM
My god, she beat Dushevina, am i seeing things? :eek:

Great stuff though! :)

Harju.
Oct 9th, 2006, 04:51 PM
Bepa :yeah:
Expected win. Now a tough second round. Hope she's ready to rumble.

daniela86
Oct 9th, 2006, 06:40 PM
Vera :yeah:Comfortable scoreline :yeah: :bounce: Well done :banana:
Best of luck against Kuzzie now :) I really hope she will take her revenge :devil: Davai Bepa!! Kick ass!!!! :rocker: :rocker2:

Vera will play her 1st match in doubles tomorrow:

Center Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Vesnina vs. N.Li
2. ATP: Davydenko vs. Vanek
3. Safina vs. Chakvetadze (NB 15.00hrs)
4. Schiavone vs. Kirilenko (NB 16.30hrs)
5. ATP: Safin vs. Mahut (NB 18.00hrs)
6. ATP: Youzhny vs. Kohlschreiber

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Bychkova vs. Rodionova
2. ATP: Kunitsyn vs. Schuettler
3. ATP: Bracciali vs. Verdasco
4. Tu/Zvonareva vs. Benesova/Voskoboeva
5. Gabashvili/Korolev vs. Butorac/Parrot

Court 2 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Benesova vs. Santangelo
2. ATP: Roitman vs. Benneteau
3. ATP: Clement vs. Zverev
4. N.Li/Vaidisova vs. Groenefeld/Huber
5. ATP: Vik vs. Novak

Davai girls!!!:bounce: :bounce:

Blackwell
Oct 9th, 2006, 09:14 PM
:bounce: :rolleyes:
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/3032/25ro5.jpg

Other photos of Vera at Kremlin Cup -)) Enjoy
http://www.zvonareva.ru/media/photo/offcourt/2006/2/en

Emptiness
Oct 10th, 2006, 04:09 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photogallery/moscow/f_28.jpg
Martin you didnt tell me you were in Moscow?! :eek: :p

Epigone
Oct 10th, 2006, 04:46 AM
:bounce: :rolleyes:

Other photos of Vera at Kremlin Cup -)) Enjoy
http://www.zvonareva.ru/media/photo/offcourt/2006/2/enБольшое спасибо! :D

Epigone
Oct 10th, 2006, 04:58 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photogallery/moscow/f_28.jpg
Martin you didnt tell me you were in Moscow?! :eek: :pI wish I could be in Moscow :sobbing:

You've seen my pic, so you know it's clearly not me :ras:. Also, after chatting with me and seeing how :cool: I am, you know that I'd never strike a pose like that :p

Bepa looks like she's enjoying herself :banana:

ys
Oct 10th, 2006, 05:05 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photogallery/moscow/f_28.jpg
Martin you didnt tell me you were in Moscow?! :eek: :p

Vera.. :worship: with her busy schedule still finding time to visit mental institutions..

rrfnpump
Oct 10th, 2006, 06:55 AM
Vera looks so beautiful and relaxed :hearts: :)
hopefully she can give Kuznetsova a good fight.

good luck in doubles today :yeah:

nick_chicane
Oct 10th, 2006, 07:16 AM
:bounce: :rolleyes:
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/3032/25ro5.jpg

Other photos of Vera at Kremlin Cup -)) Enjoy
http://www.zvonareva.ru/media/photo/offcourt/2006/2/en

Thats a REALLY nice pic! She is a very beautiful young lady! :)

When you see how happy she looks in her pics, it does make you wonder how shes such an angry person on the court! :confused:

pav
Oct 10th, 2006, 07:24 AM
They are a great lot of pics of the Bepa! I kept seeing those blue eyes for the rest of the day and it buggered up my concentration, me and four dogs and the four wheeled bike nearly ended up down a gully:fiery: bloody old black and tan bitch wouldn't jump back on and ran all the way home.:)

Foot's Fingers
Oct 10th, 2006, 07:34 AM
I wish I could be in Moscow :sobbing:

You've seen my pic, so you know it's clearly not me :ras:. Also, after chatting with me and seeing how :cool: I am, you know that I'd never strike a pose like that :p

Bepa looks like she's enjoying herself :banana:


i am missing KC this year

i am depressed :bigcry:

still dreaming abt Davis Cup at least :sad:

Minotaur
Oct 10th, 2006, 07:44 AM
I like very much how Vera played yesterday. She is in a cool form.

pav
Oct 10th, 2006, 08:48 AM
i see she is still giving that wrist one mother and father of an icing:eek:

daniela86
Oct 10th, 2006, 12:41 PM
Awesome pics of Bepa :worship: :worship: She looks so relaxed and happy :bounce: :D :D

Foot's Fingers
Oct 10th, 2006, 01:20 PM
0-3 down in doubles

Still i don't like this combo so have not cared a lot

Epigone
Oct 10th, 2006, 02:26 PM
0-3 down in doubles

Still i don't like this combo so have not cared a lotThey lost 5-7 3-6 :sobbing:

Bepa, please find a new partner! :o

Foot's Fingers
Oct 10th, 2006, 02:48 PM
Vera :hug:

Remember her winning doubles title with Nastya

rrfnpump
Oct 10th, 2006, 03:03 PM
they came back from 2-5 to 5-5, just to bet broken again :( :(
Tu was broken to 5-6* and two times in the second set

Vera needs to find a permanent (russian) partner

Epigone
Oct 10th, 2006, 03:10 PM
i am missing KC this year

i am depressed :bigcry:

still dreaming abt Davis Cup at least :sad::hug: Hopefully you'll get there for the Davis Cup :)

I stayed near Olimpiyskiy when I was in Moscow (between Prospekt Mira and Rizhskaya metro stations). Have you seen the Red Army Theatre on Sovetskoy Armii ul.? :p

I can understand why many of the Russian players like to return home when they get the chance :hearts:

slk45
Oct 10th, 2006, 04:06 PM
Bepa/Meilen!! :hug: :hug:

i see she is still giving that wrist one mother and father of an icing:eek:This has been going on at least since Cincinnati.

One of the commentators at the US Open said the problem comes from the power Vera puts on her backhand when going cross-court.

I'm hoping she'll take a rest after the Kremlin Cup for the balance of the year, and let her wrist heal. Only 1 pt to defend in each of the next 3 weeks, so it wouldn't hurt her much. Of course, the flip side of that is the opportunity to pick up ranking points. But I would think getting the wrist healthy would bring a greater benefit for next year.


Good luck against Kuzy, Bepa!!
GO BEPA!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

goldenlox
Oct 10th, 2006, 04:08 PM
:bounce: :rolleyes:
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/3032/25ro5.jpg

Other photos of Vera at Kremlin Cup -)) Enjoy
http://www.zvonareva.ru/media/photo/offcourt/2006/2/enVery nice

Harju.
Oct 10th, 2006, 04:53 PM
From TR.net. I'm not sure how reliable he is.
Anyhoo.

The day after Maria Sharapova declared herself eligible for Fed Cup, I received a few queries as to whom I thought would be on the Russian team and then a more determining e-mail from Alexei Tolkachev, who knows Sharapova better than any other Russian journalist. Here's his preliminary line-up for Russia's ‘07 tie against Spain: Sharapova and Elena Dementieva in singles, with Vera Zvonareva and Dinara Safina in doubles with Safina a strong singles replacement candidate).

Epigone
Oct 10th, 2006, 05:52 PM
From TR.net. I'm not sure how reliable he is.
Anyhoo.Bepa back playing Fed Cup sounds good to me :dance:

daniela86
Oct 10th, 2006, 07:45 PM
From TR.net. I'm not sure how reliable he is.
Anyhoo.
I really hope this is true :D It would be awesome news.:yippee: :rocker2: :rocker: Vera is always motivated when she plays in Fed Cup and I simply think she would be very very efficient :yeah: :D
Moreover,Maria Sharapova and Bepa are my two favourite players and Dementieva is also one of my huge faves.This team would be my fave team ever :D :D

Btw, :sad: :sad: @ Vera/Meilen but I knew they couldn't go far.Vera definitly needs to stop playing events with Tu.:o :o

Epigone
Oct 11th, 2006, 07:03 AM
OOP for Wednesday
Centre Court
Start Time 11:00 http://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gif http://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gif Women, Singles, Main Draw
http://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gif http://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gif Groenefeld (GER) http://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gif vs Petrova (RUS)
http://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gif
Not before 13:00 http://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gif http://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gif Men, Singles, Main Draw
Davydenko (RUS) vs Gabashvili (RUS)
http://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gif
Not before 15:00 http://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gif http://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gif Women, Singles, Main Draw
http://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gifhttp://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gif Kuznetsova (RUS) vshttp://www.kremlincup.ru/img/dummy.gif Zvonareva (RUS)

nick_chicane
Oct 11th, 2006, 07:31 AM
Vera's match is being shown on Eurosport, so i'll be tuned in for that! :)

I dont even look at the doubles results when Vera's with Tu! :(

Foot's Fingers
Oct 11th, 2006, 08:36 AM
From TR.net. I'm not sure how reliable he is.
Anyhoo.


there were some rumors abt Vera back to team in one of russians forums

it cld be nice :bounce:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 11th, 2006, 08:37 AM
:hug: Hopefully you'll get there for the Davis Cup :)

I stayed near Olimpiyskiy when I was in Moscow (between Prospekt Mira and Rizhskaya metro stations). Have you seen the Red Army Theatre on Sovetskoy Armii ul.? :p

I can understand why many of the Russian players like to return home when they get the chance :hearts:


i am not visdsiting Moscow too often - just for 1-3 days or week but as usual i staied nearby Rizhskaya :) Friend of mine was living there :wavey:

And i am still in dreams abt Davis Cup final

Epigone
Oct 11th, 2006, 12:33 PM
Bepa took the 1st set 6-1

Hopefully she'll continue to :drive:

Epigone
Oct 11th, 2006, 01:11 PM
Bepa d. Sveta 6-1 6-3 :bigclap: :worship: :yippee: :banana: :woohoo:

rrfnpump
Oct 11th, 2006, 01:15 PM
very good win, not faced a single BP in the entire match :cool: :D
finally quarters at Moscow again :)

but now v Nadya :scared: :scared:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 11th, 2006, 01:20 PM
Vera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

Congrats to all!!!

Very confident win!!!

She is still on with interviw to Sport Channel Looks happy and alike "good job done"

Foot's Fingers
Oct 11th, 2006, 01:20 PM
very good win, not faced a single BP in the entire match :cool: :D
finally quarters at Moscow again :)

but now v Nadya :scared: :scared:

it could be Likho

And i hope for Lena L - Vera QF :hearts:

rrfnpump
Oct 11th, 2006, 01:24 PM
it could be Likho

And i hope for Lena L - Vera QF :hearts:

as much as I would like Lena to win, because it would probably be an easier match-up for Vera, I dont think Nadya will lose this one, she is in a thrashing form at the moment and her serves are just BOMBS

Foot's Fingers
Oct 11th, 2006, 01:26 PM
as much as I would like Lena to win, because it would probably be an easier match-up for Vera, I dont think Nadya will lose this one, she is in a thrashing form at the moment and her serves are just BOMBS


sure Nadia has more chances to beal Lena (but Lena has good records against her)

BUT even vs Nadia, Vera will not be chacheless cos she likes this carpet more then Nadia

pav
Oct 11th, 2006, 01:29 PM
Great going from Bepa,could only watch a few games or run out of fast internet:sad: Hope she can keep this form against Nadia,need sleep now:wavey:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 11th, 2006, 01:30 PM
anyway, i am happy with today's result Esp-ly after yesterday's collapse of Mikhail Youzhny

Vera won Others Russians feelings good till this moment

OMG even Kostya won :woohoo: i support all who has connections with Youzhnys

So Let's banana's dance for Vera :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Harju.
Oct 11th, 2006, 02:11 PM
BEPA!!!!
Where did that come from? :tape:. Whatever she's been eating this week, hopefully she can continue the good form as she's most prolly playing the hot-in-form Nadya.

UDACHI!!

Kipling
Oct 11th, 2006, 02:38 PM
Awesome--congrats Bepa!

:bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 11th, 2006, 02:42 PM
just wow Vera :worship: :bounce: :angel:

still alot to do to get back to where she was.

QF in a T1 :) :yeah:

good luck in QF now ;)

daniela86
Oct 11th, 2006, 04:09 PM
Omg :eek: Bepaaaa!!! :bounce: :bounce: :yippee: :rocker: :rocker2: :bounce: :banana: That's simply AWESOME!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: I knew she would be uber motivated to take her revenge and I knew she had a chance but I would never have imagined her winning with such an easy scoreline :drool: :drool: :drool: :hearts: I'm soooo happy and proud of her! :D :D Huge congrats girl :hug: She proved once again that when she plays at her best level,she can defeat almost everyone :D :yeah:
Best of luck against Nadia/Likho now :D Nadia has always caused troubles to Bepa in the past so I would prefer her to face Likho but as Basti said,Nadia is in a red hot shape so I don't think Elena can beat her.
I only hope Bepa plays at her best level again and then who knows what could happen :p
Davai Bepa!!!! :bigclap: :bigclap:

KV
Oct 11th, 2006, 04:16 PM
Excellent Bepa yet again in QF's in her hometown. :bounce:

goldenlox
Oct 11th, 2006, 04:48 PM
That scoreline doesn't make sense. But this a Tier I, so Vera will face another good player or 2

nick_chicane
Oct 11th, 2006, 04:53 PM
WOW! Im feeling much joy right now! That is a great win! I cant believe she did it with such ease as well!

Im in shock right now! :eek:

zvonareva14
Oct 11th, 2006, 04:57 PM
:D :) ;) :worship: :kiss: :bounce: OMG!!!!!!!!! Not only did Vera beat Kuznetsova she humiliated her! I like her chances against Petrova I mean with a win like that her confidence must be sky high GO VERA I LOVE YOU!!!!! :worship: :worship:

pav
Oct 11th, 2006, 08:35 PM
I see Sveta is being her usual gracious self, I got a bit pissed with the way she described her win over Bepa at Moscow last year, It was only a matter of her adjusting to the surface and finding her range and from then on it was a piece of piss. and now- "I think it was my worst match this season," Kuznetsova said.



Kuznetsova, ranked No. 4, blamed the carpeted court.



"I just had no time to adjust to this fast surface," she said.

Naughty Sveta!

the cat
Oct 11th, 2006, 08:42 PM
Well done Vera. And I also noticed Sveta's poor sport comments. :o

Emptiness
Oct 11th, 2006, 11:58 PM
Sveta is not very diplomatic. :tape:

Lets hope Vera brushes those comments off and keeps going. :bounce:

slk45
Oct 12th, 2006, 12:25 AM
BEPA!!! :hug: :smooch: :yippee: :yippee: A fine win!! :yeah:

I wasn't able to watch the match. Does anyone know if it's been uploaded anywhere?

Great stats from Vera:
Vera.................1st set. .........2nd set
Aces.................... 0 ................... 1
DFs...................... 1 .................. 1
1st serve %.........81%.................70%
Pts on 1st.......10/13=77% .....15/21=71%
Pts on 2nd...... 2/3=67% ....... 6/9=67%
Recv Pts..........13/23=57% .....10/26=38%
BPs.................... 3/5 ................ 1/2

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Good luck in the QFs, Vera!!

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

pav
Oct 12th, 2006, 08:47 AM
Sveta is not very diplomatic. :tape:

Lets hope Vera brushes those comments off and keeps going. :bounce:
Bepa from the WTAtour site was more diplomatic:

"It was an advantage for me to play a match already, as she had a first round bye," said Zvonareva, who was 2-7 lifetime against Kuznetsova coming in. "The court is a bit sticky but I was already used to it. The score may make the match look like it was easy, but to play someone like Svetlana is never easy. We have always had tough matches. I kept going for my shots, and today it worked

Foot's Fingers
Oct 12th, 2006, 09:33 AM
Full part abt VERA:


MOSCOW, Russia - Russia's Top 3 took the court at the Kremlin Cup on Wednesday, but only two survived. Svetlana Kuznetsova, one of this season's hottest players, was the biggest surprise of the day, falling quietly to one of the many other Russians in the draw, Vera Zvonareva. Maria Sharapova and Nadia Petrova managed to advance in straight sets.

Kuznetsova, seeded No.3 this week, had been playing arguably the best tennis of the fall season, claiming consecutive titles at Bali and Beijing and reaching the semis last week at Stuttgart. But not only did she look uncomfortable on the brand new Kremlin Cup court surface, she was also up against inspired former Top 10 player Zvonareva, who has had an impressive year herself. Zvonareva went for her shots from start to finish, and never faced a break point during the 61 63 dismantling.

"It was an advantage for me to play a match already, as she had a first round bye," said Zvonareva, who was 2-7 lifetime against Kuznetsova coming in. "The court is a bit sticky but I was already used to it. The score may make the match look like it was easy, but to play someone like Svetlana is never easy. We have always had tough matches. I kept going for my shots, and today it worked."

Zvonareva's victory over the No.4-ranked Kuznetsova represents the sixth Top 10 victory of her career and first in nearly two years. It is just her second Top 5 victory, having beaten a No.3-ranked Venus Williams at Roland Garros in 2003. The Russian, who has been as high as No.9 herself, is now through to her third Kremlin Cup quarterfinal.


OMG, so it's her second victory in terms of opponent ranking

still i am thinking that beating Venus in 2003 was great achivments

Vera, even when was in top 10 , too random beted top 10 players

Epigone
Oct 12th, 2006, 12:34 PM
Zvonareva's victory over the No.4-ranked Kuznetsova represents the sixth Top 10 victory of her career and first in nearly two years.It is just her second Top 5 victory, having beaten a No.3-ranked Venus Williams at Roland Garros in 2003.The Russian, who has been as high as No.9 herself, is now through to her third Kremlin Cup quarterfinal.Honestly, that's a bit :o

We've been waiting for Bepa to consistently get big wins for so long :sad:

Foot's Fingers
Oct 12th, 2006, 02:32 PM
Vera abt Nadia or Lena to play:

"По большому, счету мне все равно с кем играть с третьем круге - Еленой Лиховцевой или Надеждой Петровой, которые завтра сыграют между собой, - призналась Вера Звонарева. - Однако Лену я знаю - гораздо лучше. Уже год мы вместе тренируемся у одного тренера, спаррингуемся друг с другом в Москве и, конечно, я знаю лучше ее и сильные, и слабые стороны".

No difference against whom to play But she siad she knew Lena more as they have the same coach and training together in moscow a lot So she know Likhovtseva's strong and week side more

Foot's Fingers
Oct 12th, 2006, 02:40 PM
more abt doubles:

"Парная игра - дополнительная тренировка для меня. Конечно, турниры "Большого шлема" позволяют заработать денег, а обычные турниры я и не все играю. Прежде всего, игра в паре позволяет мне хорошо отработать игру слета у сетки и реакцию. Здесь, в Москве, я проиграла с Ту Мэйлен еще вчера, но думаю это позволит мне больше сосредоточиться на одиночке и подготовиться к матчам",

She takes doubles as training But on GS it's allowed her to earn money :devil: (GL will be fine with this) so on usual tournaments she is not playing dooubles smts Doubles help Vera in reactio and volleys. In Moscow she played with Tu but lost so it allows her to be ready for singles

slk45
Oct 12th, 2006, 03:21 PM
Bepa from the WTAtour site was more diplomatic:

"It was an advantage for me to play a match already, as she had a first round bye," said Zvonareva, who was 2-7 lifetime against Kuznetsova coming in. "The court is a bit sticky but I was already used to it. The score may make the match look like it was easy, but to play someone like Svetlana is never easy. We have always had tough matches. I kept going for my shots, and today it worked
Vera is not only diplomatic, she is generous. :angel: I like that about her. :hearts: :smooch:

Good luck against Nadia!!

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

the cat
Oct 12th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Maybe the new Vera will be a force on the WTA Tour. I hope so. I was so impressed when she beat Maria Sharapova at the 2004 Canadian Open. Vera showed power, defense, a strong serve and great desire in that match to upset Maria. That win was no fluke.

goldenlox
Oct 12th, 2006, 04:25 PM
I see Sveta is being her usual gracious self, I got a bit pissed with the way she described her win over Bepa at Moscow last year, It was only a matter of her adjusting to the surface and finding her range and from then on it was a piece of piss. and now- "I think it was my worst match this season," Kuznetsova said.



Kuznetsova, ranked No. 4, blamed the carpeted court.



"I just had no time to adjust to this fast surface," she said.

Naughty Sveta!Sveta has days when she can't focus.
This match with Nadia will tell more about Vera's level.

In 2004, Vera was very capable of winning this kind of match.
I know she has the ability, and so does Nadia

daniela86
Oct 12th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Sveta 's comments are indeed quite disappointing :sad: especially considering that it's the second time she hasn't given credits to Bepa :o :o I'm starting to think that she particulary dislikes losing against Vera :devil:,she seems to dislike losing against her more than against other players :p
Nadia defeated Elena today so Vera will play against Nadia tomorrow.:scared:
Here is the H2H:
Nadia leads 2/1 but Bepa won their only meeting indoors.

2003 FRENCH OPEN CLAY (O) Q N. PETROVA 6-1 4-6 6-3
2004 PHILADELPHIA HARD (I) S V. ZVONAREVA 6-3 7-6(2)
2006 Berlin Open Clay (O) R32 N. PETROVA 6-1 7-6(3 )

Davai Bepa!!!:bigclap: :bigclap: We believe in you!!!

goldenlox
Oct 12th, 2006, 04:42 PM
Sveta 's comments are indeed quite disappointing :sad: Sveta tries to tell her opinion.
She definately can play better
Sveta and Vera are friends. Sveta mentioned Vera after she won Miami this year.
That Vera had beaten her in the Orange Bowl

pav
Oct 12th, 2006, 08:16 PM
Bepa/Nadia on first,8pm for me :) scary match though

slk45
Oct 13th, 2006, 01:00 AM
Bepa/Nadia on first,8pm for me :) scary match though
2:00am here! I hope Vera wins this quickly in straights. :drive: 1 hour, Vera!! ;) :yawn: :zzz:

Then it's Lena at 8am. :bounce:


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

Epigone
Oct 13th, 2006, 06:16 AM
Friday, October 13, 2006
Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Zvonareva vs. Petrova

That's 5pm for me :p

Hmmmm, my favourites are facing off again :sad:

I want Bepa to win this match and go on to take the title :bounce:

Epigone
Oct 13th, 2006, 06:36 AM
From Nadia's blog on wtatour.comThe quarterfinals are tomorrow, and I'm playing Vera Zvonareva. She's another Russian, and she's going to be tough. She had a great win against Svetlana yesterday so she must be pumped up. She's a really tough competitor, is very solid from the back and is moving great. She can be very, very difficult. I'll try to be more aggressive, put lots of pressure on her, work hard for the important points and try to break her down mentally.

Shoulderpova
Oct 13th, 2006, 07:20 AM
Vera vs Nadia :tears:

nick_chicane
Oct 13th, 2006, 07:25 AM
Good luck today Vera! :)

Im off to work now, but im coming home at lunch time especially to see the result!

Epigone
Oct 13th, 2006, 09:25 AM
Nadia d. Bepa 7-5 6-1 :sobbing: :bigcry: :crying2: :sad:

She had a GP to take it to a TB in the 1st set, but blew it

After that, she became a bit unhinged :help:

pav
Oct 13th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Bloody silly Bepa crumpling like a gut shot turkey,she knows Nadia is as loopy as a fruitloop as well,but no, her mind stayed firmly focused on the last game of the first set,into the corner for an hour:mad:

slk45
Oct 13th, 2006, 09:49 AM
BEPA!! :sobbing: :hug: :hug: :smooch:
Bepa, you were playing so well!! :bigcry: The first set was excellent, even though you lost the last game point.

It was obvious Vera came to play. But what happened in the 2nd game of the 2nd set that Vera was complaining to the chair about? I don't think it was only that lost game of the 1st set that distracted her.

Nadia would not have made it thru a 3rd set. There were 3 or 4 points where she was out of breath after running back and forth. A good tournament for Vera, nonetheless; and a credible performance. She has a net gain of 33 pts.
Apparently, Vera is taking next week off.

Have a good rest, Bepa, and be sure to take care of your wrist. :wavey:

Emptiness
Oct 13th, 2006, 10:24 AM
Folded like a cheap chair. Losing the first set doesn't equal losing the match. :rolleyes:

Oh well was a good tournament she beat a top ten player, she should go have some fun in Moscow.

rrfnpump
Oct 13th, 2006, 11:06 AM
what a meltdown :speakles: :help:
but Nadya was serving so good today...

still, not being able to hold serve once in the second set is :o

nick_chicane
Oct 13th, 2006, 12:35 PM
Stay positive people! Shes had a good tournament really! Anyone would have been proud of humiliating a player of Kuznetsova's standard, so lets not get too down on her! :)

It was disappointing but were still going in the right direction!

Foot's Fingers
Oct 13th, 2006, 01:35 PM
vera :bigcry:

brilleant play until losing gp for 6-6

reminds me kim-nadia on rg 2003 even the same score

Foot's Fingers
Oct 13th, 2006, 01:40 PM
Nadia's plan before match

"She's a very good player, very consistent, and always intense on the court from start to finish," said Petrova of Zvonareva. "I'll need to play aggressively and try and break her down mentally."

Seems it works

rrfnpump
Oct 13th, 2006, 03:09 PM
Stay positive people! Shes had a good tournament really! Anyone would have been proud of humiliating a player of Kuznetsova's standard, so lets not get too down on her! :)

It was disappointing but were still going in the right direction!

nobody said it wasnt a good tournament, it was indeed. You can lose to Nadia, you can also lose to Nadia with such a scoreline, BUT they way Vera meltdowned in the second set makes us all a bit afraid.
The crying, the moaning, all those :baby: things that we thought would have gone came back and THIS is not a step in the right direction.


reminds me kim-nadia on rg 2003 even the same score

yeah, good comparison. Nadia played so well until she wasted (wasnt it even a SP) an important point and from this moment on she broke down.

KV
Oct 13th, 2006, 03:12 PM
Anyway good tournament made it to the Qf's. Hope her opp. Nadya isn't injured and makes the final. Hopefully vs. Anna or Lena.

Foot's Fingers
Oct 13th, 2006, 03:40 PM
nobody said it wasnt a good tournament, it was indeed. You can lose to Nadia, you can also lose to Nadia with such a scoreline, BUT they way Vera meltdowned in the second set makes us all a bit afraid.
The crying, the moaning, all those :baby: things that we thought would have gone came back and THIS is not a step in the right direction.



yeah, good comparison. Nadia played so well until she wasted (wasnt it even a SP) an important point and from this moment on she broke down.


yes it was SP

then total meltdown

big difference is that Nadia was recovering from injury and was 76 in a world So it was ok

But today Vra ( i agree with you) makes me feel dissapointed not of her lose but of the WAY of this lose

Anyway, good week Even better With just second top 5 win in a carier

nick_chicane
Oct 13th, 2006, 04:27 PM
nobody said it wasnt a good tournament, it was indeed. You can lose to Nadia, you can also lose to Nadia with such a scoreline, BUT they way Vera meltdowned in the second set makes us all a bit afraid.
The crying, the moaning, all those :baby: things that we thought would have gone came back and THIS is not a step in the right direction.

I think those sorts of things we just gotta get used to! I dont believe she ever will stop it completely! Ive wished she would! I REALLY wish she would but ive kinda come to the conclusion that its just something thats always gonna be with Vera and we just gotta deal with it the best we can!

And when i said this is a step in the right direction, i meant in terms of results and ranking positions!

goldenlox
Oct 13th, 2006, 04:35 PM
This was a tough section of the draw, yet Vera is capable of winning these matches

slk45
Oct 13th, 2006, 05:43 PM
This was not a meltdown. We have seen meltdowns and they are fearsome.
Overall, Vera kept control of her emotions. The dramatics were minimal. She just could not regain her focus after the 2nd game of 2nd set.

Certainly she tried. But she got too anxious, too much in a hurry at critical points, and an important drop shop went awry.

I am more curious as to why she seemed to be on the verge of tears in the first set, I think it was at 5-5. She was still playing well, even more than well. I'm sure she thought she should have won it 6-4, but nothing really happened to that point to be upset about. She had reason to be disgusted when she failed to take it to a tb. But not before.

There were times when it seemed Nadia would be the one to fall apart mentally. If Vera could have gotten back in the match in the 2nd set, she would have had it. Petrova retired midway thru her doubles match with a pectoral strain. :mad:

nick_chicane
Oct 13th, 2006, 06:26 PM
A real meltdown is vs Dementieva at the US Open in 2004! I think thats the only occassion you can REALLY call it a meltdown!

pav
Oct 13th, 2006, 07:13 PM
I walked across the paddocks to my sister's house to try and watch the match as she had more fast internet time than me(not that it worked properly over there, only in spurts) on the way back I became so upset I slumped against a cabbage tree trunk and started sobbing uncontrollably, a little morepork owl flew down silently and asked "Why are you crying you big ugly bastard?" I stopped crying for a moment and told that morepork the reason, I answered "Because I hate Bepa losing to that F*ckin bitch!!"
As I tried to go to sleep later I could the cry of Morepork(or Boobook as certain Aussies would call it) as it hunted near the house, and I drifted off hoping it was the same one who heard my nasty confession earlier.

Foot's Fingers
Oct 13th, 2006, 08:59 PM
Dear pav

you need to write books :)

really


poems or short stories :angel:

Epigone
Oct 14th, 2006, 12:22 PM
Here (http://www.rtr-sport.ru/doc.html?id=283142&cid=24) is an interview with Bepa from after her match with Sveta. I think that Zhenya has posted some parts of it already :p
Звонарева: «Получать удовольствие от игры»

В среду 11 октября на Кубке Кремля состоялась очередная «русская дуэль». В рамках второго круга встречались Светлана Кузнецова и Вера Звонарева. Но ожидаемой борьбы не получилось. Вера практически в «одну калитку» за час обыграла соотечественницу - 6:1, 6:3. Как передает из спорткомплекса «Олимпийский» корреспондент РТР-Спорт.Ru, 4-я ракетка соревнований так объяснила свое поражение:
- Тяжело играть несколько недель подряд. Накапливается усталость. Видимо, на этот момент и пришелся сегодняшний матч. Это покрытие значительно отличается от последнего турнира в Штутгарте. В какой-то степени, я сама виновата, что мало готовилась на этом корте. К тому же Вера сегодня играла хорошо. Чувствовалось, что она лучше здесь освоилась. Быстро передвигалась, а я не успевала за ней.
- Что у вас еще запланировано до конца сезона?
- Я еще хочу сыграть в Цюрихе, а потом пару недель буду готовиться к итоговому турниру в Мадриде. Но я еще пока буду тут. У меня еще матчи в парном разряде. В целом, я довольна годом, но могу играть еще лучше. Сегодняшняя игра, наверное, была худшей в сезоне.
Вера Звонарева подтвердила, что она выглядела в этом матче лучше соперницы:
- Несмотря на счет, победа не была для меня легкой. Света очень хороший игрок. Я уже сыграла здесь матч и больше приспособилась к этому покрытию. Отскок здесь необычный. Мяч подлетает где-то выше, а где-то ниже. Нужно просто быть к этому готовой.
- С кем из соперниц - Лиховцевой или Петровой, вы бы хотели сыграть в четвертьфинале? Тяжело ли вам вообще играть с соотечественницами?
- Это раньше «русские дуэли» были особенными. Теперь же нас в Туре столько, что такие матчи становятся обычными. Главное, не встречаться между собой на ранних стадиях соревнований. А вообще, я рада, что мне доведется еще один раз выступить на центральном корте перед своей публикой. Кто же конкретно мне достанется - не так уж и важно.
- У вас значительно улучшилась физическая форма. В чем причина?
- Не знаю. Ничего специального я не делаю. С начала этого года я тренируюсь у того, же тренера, у которого также занимаются Мэйлен Ту и Елена Лиховцева. Он француз.
- Планируете ли вы выступать в будущем сезоне за сборную?
- За свою страну играть всегда престижно. Главное, чтобы игроков предупреждали заранее, чтобы они подгадывали свои личные планы под интересы сборной. Например, мы до 15 октября уже должны сдать в WTA график своих турниров на первое полугодие 2007 года.
- В таком случае разговаривали ли с вами на Кубке Кремля представители Федерации тенниса России?
- Да. Они нас пока опрашивают. Но дело в том, что все готовы играть, а нас слишком много - человек 12. Поэтому выбрать им сложно.
- Ваши планы на остаток года.
- Поеду сначала в Цюрих, потом будет еще один турнир в Австрии и один - в Бельгии, после чего отдохну и буду потихоньку готовиться во Флориде к следующему сезону.
- Какой результат был бы для вас хорошим на нынешнем Кубке Кремля?
- Если я смогу получать удовольствие от своей игры, то это будет лучшим результатом.
- В таком случае, вспомните проигранный вами матч, от которого вы получили удовольствие.
- Да. Была такая игра. Однажды мы сцепились с Настей Мыскиной. Никто не хотел проигрывать. В итоге мы провели в третьей партии самый длинный тай-брейк за всю историю WTA-тура.Interesting comments :)

She'll end the year with Zurich, Linz, and Hasselt

Epigone
Oct 14th, 2006, 03:39 PM
The Zurich draw is out, and despite saying Поеду сначала в Цюрих, Bepa isn't playing :scratch:

Epigone
Oct 14th, 2006, 04:16 PM
From Nadia's wtatour.com blogI won my quarterfinal match with Vera Zvonareva today. I'm very happy with the way I finished off. At the beginning, neither of us were taking our opportunities on each other's serve. We were holding pretty well; I was trying to do something with my returns, but she was dictating so well. It was like this until 5-all in the first set. I knew I had to stand more along the baseline and move in when I had the chance. That helped me win the first set, and I kept on doing it in the second. As soon as I saw her out of position, I'd step in and end the point.

slk45
Oct 14th, 2006, 04:27 PM
She was probably too late to get an entry. Most likely she's on a next in list.
Vera seems to have a habit of that lately. :scratch:

Blackwell
Oct 14th, 2006, 05:23 PM
HI !! ALL !
Vera’s exclusive interview for the our website (in russian) !! Enjoy (8:34, 80 MB)
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/1733/dsc02241rh1.jpg


http://www.zvonareva.ru/zvonar_int.avi

Text version here (http://www.zvonareva.ru/press/en/2006o1.html)

Epigone
Oct 14th, 2006, 06:30 PM
HI !! ALL !
Vera’s exclusive interview for the our website (in russian) !! Enjoy (8:34, 80 MB)Thank you :worship:Sometimes people ask me – why can’t you win at Grand Slam by yourself while you are able to do it in pair, in a mixed game? I answer them that the victory is victory and it doesn’t matter what kind of victory it is.- What kind of tennis do you like the most: mixed, pair game or single game?
- Of course, I enjoy playing single game contests, because it’s the main type of tennis. Mixed is very interesting to play, it’s very hard for me though, but I like it very much. And as for a pair game, I can talk to my partner about anything, sometimes we don’t think about anything, just talk, and then – bang! – we’re in the final round (laughs).:lol: (though not with Meilen :tape: )- You have changed your racket, your clothing sponsor, your website. Did you decide to change your tennis life fundamentally? - The first thing I’ve changed was my uniform, my contract with Adidas expired, and this company had wished to sign a new contract with me for a long time. I have changed my racket because of the problems with my shoulder – I just couldn’t play with the same racket last half of the year. Now it’s better with my shoulder, but now I feel some pain in my hand (Vera had an ice compress on her left hand during the interview). I’ve changed my coach because Lex couldn’t visit all the tournaments with me, he has his own tennis club in the USA, and Sam is very experienced, and a very nice person on the whole. We met each other in December, he now works with three girls – Elena Likhovtseva, Melien Tu and me. We are a very friendly team and we feel well by each other’s side.Interesting...- Are you friends with some other sport games players?
- During my coaching in Washington I got acquainted with some hockey players from “Washington Capitals” – Andrew Nikolishin, Sergey Gonchar, Dainus Zubrus. We even performed the general training with a single specialist. But really I don’t communicate with some other players. Though, recently I had a talk with Alina Kabaeva at a presentation of “Slava” sport award.If only I could have been there :crying2: :angel:

isabellea
Oct 14th, 2006, 08:41 PM
http://www.mytennisphotos.com/galerie/albums/photos/USOpen06/Zvonareva/zvo-us310806-70mc.jpg
www.mytennisphotos.com

daniela86
Oct 15th, 2006, 01:02 AM
Thanks for the interview Leaburn :yeah: and :sad: :sad: @ the fact that Vera isn't in Zurich MD :sad: :sad:. :(.I will miss her next week :(

Some pics of Vera in Moscow:

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photogallery/moscow2/f_32.jpg

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/3/global/photogallery/moscow2/f_35.jpg

Harju.
Oct 15th, 2006, 07:44 AM
Bepa looks so cute in her pink hoodies :hearts:

tobi
Oct 16th, 2006, 09:06 AM
Pretty good event by Vera :)

But again lost to Nadia :(

Good luck in your next event :hug:

Blackwell
Oct 17th, 2006, 07:54 PM
All Vera's photos from Kremlin Cup :worship: :wavey:
Off court - http://www.zvonareva.ru/media/photo/offcourt/2006/2
On Court - http://www.zvonareva.ru/media/photo/oncourt/2006/2