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Brαm
Apr 30th, 2004, 12:45 PM
Good luck babes :bounce:

Wimanna
Apr 30th, 2004, 05:07 PM
OMG, Jennifer won't defend her points in Warsaw :sad: :(

Geoffry
Apr 30th, 2004, 06:13 PM
Berlin

Q1: Callens vs Bachmann(Ger)

caafje
Apr 30th, 2004, 06:48 PM
Hopelijk heeft Callens weer wat meer zelfvertrouwen na haar zege op Kostanic. :)

Fieke
Apr 30th, 2004, 08:55 PM
Hopefully Stefanie De Laet can sneak into the Catania qualifying draw, she's the 2nd alternate.

PatatRiek
May 1st, 2004, 01:49 PM
BERLIN
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Q1 Callens, Els def Bachmann, Angelika
3:6, 6:4, 6:4 :)

Geoffry
May 1st, 2004, 01:58 PM
Els :yeah: first clayvictory in a tournament this year :D
next round against Medina Garrigues is gonna be really tough

E. Blackadder
May 1st, 2004, 02:20 PM
Els is out of her slump :bounce:

Wimanna
May 1st, 2004, 02:38 PM
Els :yeah: Good luck against Medina Garrigues :)

Kim has to play a qualifier in round 2...but the tophalf is so :eek: Venus, Sprem, Pierce, Shaughnessy, Dokic, Zvonareva, Testud, Zuluaga, Sugiyama, Sharapova, Petrova....... :scratch:

Come-on-kim
May 1st, 2004, 02:54 PM
My dream 3rd rnd would be Kim vs Groenefeld :hearts:

~|Naomi|~
May 2nd, 2004, 06:36 AM
Well done Els:)

Kim has to play a qualifier in round 2...but the tophalf is so :eek: Venus, Sprem, Pierce, Shaughnessy, Dokic, Zvonareva, Testud, Zuluaga, Sugiyama, Sharapova, Petrova....... :scratch:

I agree the top half is way stronger than the bottom:o Suarez and Dechy are also in the top half. The top 4 seeds in the bottom half are Mauresmo, Myskina, Dementieva and Capriati compared to Kim, Venus, Nadia and Sugiyama and also Vera in top half:o

E. Blackadder
May 2nd, 2004, 09:47 AM
Els on her way out of the tournie :sad: 0-6 0-2 against Medina now
I hope she already had breakfast this morning, no need for a double bagel

PatatRiek
May 2nd, 2004, 09:56 AM
Els on her way out of the tournie :sad: 0-6 0-2 against Medina now
I hope she already had breakfast this morning, no need for a double bagel

:eek: damn :sad:

where do you follow the match?

E. Blackadder
May 2nd, 2004, 10:00 AM
they had live scores

6-0 6-1 :o

She was able to hold serve only once :eek:

Wimanna
May 2nd, 2004, 10:04 AM
they had live scores

6-0 6-1 :o

She was able to hold serve only once :eek:
OMG...they played already.... :eek:

Elske :o:o

Brαm
May 2nd, 2004, 10:06 AM
Damn, this really sucks for Els. Yesterday's win was already rather unconvincing and now this :(
Clay season is a total disaster for her :(
Let's hope she does well on grass. If she doesn't, I fear we might've seen the last flashes of Els :awww:

PatatRiek
May 2nd, 2004, 10:08 AM
they had live scores

6-0 6-1 :o

She was able to hold serve only once :eek:

:sad::sad:

PatatRiek
May 2nd, 2004, 10:09 AM
CATANIA $25000
============

Q1 : (4) FLIPKENS Kirsten (BEL) bye
Q2 : (4) FLIPKENS Kirsten (BEL) vs (14) Andreja KLEPAC (SLO)

Stijn
May 2nd, 2004, 04:34 PM
Let's hope she does well on grass. If she doesn't, I fear we might've seen the last flashes of Els :awww:

*crosses fingers* :awww: :sad:

Fieke
May 2nd, 2004, 06:43 PM
Berlin Doubles draw

Bovina / Chladkova vs Callens / Mandula

PatatRiek
May 2nd, 2004, 11:14 PM
CATANIA $25000
============

Q2 : Andreja KLEPAC (SLO) def. (4) FLIPKENS Kirsten (BEL) 3-6 6-4 6-3 :sad:

BUT
1R : (LL :) ) FLIPKENS Kirsten vs STELLATO Emily (ITA)

arn
May 2nd, 2004, 11:25 PM
Els :sad:

Kirsten :sad: :)

~|Naomi|~
May 3rd, 2004, 01:59 AM
Is Elke playing this week?

Brαm
May 3rd, 2004, 06:39 AM
Kirsten :o

Elke's supposed to play Edinburgh, Naomi ;)

~|Naomi|~
May 3rd, 2004, 08:19 AM
Thank you Bram, go for two in a row Elke:p She has to get back to her early 2003 form

AntennA
May 3rd, 2004, 10:17 AM
Berlin Doubles draw

Bovina / Chladkova vs Callens / Mandula
Nice to see Callens & Mandula teaming together. They could be a good doubles team IMO. :)

Wimanna
May 3rd, 2004, 10:25 AM
Kirsten :sad: The 7-6 6-4 against Sucha was a sign this would be a hard match.

Good luck in the maindraw :yippee:

Cersei
May 3rd, 2004, 04:07 PM
Kirsten beat Stellato 6/3 2/6 6/3 :bounce:

The Crow
May 3rd, 2004, 04:15 PM
Go Kirsten!!

arn
May 3rd, 2004, 04:43 PM
Goed gedaan Kirsten!!! :D

Al is het wel raar dat het een paar weken geleden veel vlotter ging :scratch:

Geoffry
May 3rd, 2004, 05:37 PM
Kirsten ;)

Wimanna
May 3rd, 2004, 07:05 PM
Goed gedaan Kirsten!!! :D

Al is het wel raar dat het een paar weken geleden veel vlotter ging :scratch:
de ene week is da andere niet :)

Well done Flipperke :yeah:

Wimanna
May 3rd, 2004, 08:44 PM
No Debbrich Feys in Tortosa's maindraw.

PatatRiek
May 3rd, 2004, 08:57 PM
Edinburgh (GBR) $10.000
===================

R1 (wc)Homewood vs Clijsters

Wimanna
May 3rd, 2004, 09:30 PM
Edinburgh (GBR) $10.000
===================

R1 (wc)Homewood vs ClijstersOk, should be a push-over no? :o

Her biggest succes was in BENIN in 2003 ;);) Didn't play 1 official match in 2004

arn
May 3rd, 2004, 09:36 PM
Ok, should be a push-over no? :o

Her biggest succes was in BENIN in 2003 ;);) Didn't play 1 official match in 2004
You never know with Elke :o ;)

Wimanna
May 3rd, 2004, 09:52 PM
Juniors: Prato, ITA, Grade 2
R1 Claes - Makarova (5) :(

Wimanna
May 3rd, 2004, 10:16 PM
You never know with Elke :o ;)
(4)Jaslyn Hewitt (Aus) vs Q/LL
(wc)Helen Fritche (Gbr) vs Q/LL
(wc)Carly Homewood (Gbr) vs Elke Clijsters (Bel) :o
(wc)Kirsty Woolley (Gbr) vs (6)Chantal Coombs (Gbr)

Her part is errrr, easy ;) Normally she only 'may' lose to Jaslyn.

Grachka
May 4th, 2004, 12:53 AM
Homewood has a had a life threatening illness for the last year so that is why she hasn't played. Elke should win because of this.

~|Naomi|~
May 4th, 2004, 01:35 AM
Jaslyn isn't in great form, Elke really needs to step up and show why she won a tournament last week, she beat Coombs last week she needs to back it up again and ofcourse has to beat her first opponent.Well done Kirsten:worship:

~|Naomi|~
May 4th, 2004, 01:42 AM
Kirsten beat Stellato 6/3 2/6 6/3
That is tougher than I expected, Kirsten beat her 6-2 6-2 in Napoli. But still a win is a win, keep going girl:yeah:

Come-on-kim
May 4th, 2004, 08:13 AM
It'll be hard to win against Coombs twice in a row... Maybe Elke will be over confident and Coombs very motivated to get a revenge

Brαm
May 4th, 2004, 11:54 AM
(4)Jaslyn Hewitt (Aus) vs Q/LL
(wc)Helen Fritche (Gbr) vs Q/LL
(wc)Carly Homewood (Gbr) vs Elke Clijsters (Bel) :o
(wc)Kirsty Woolley (Gbr) vs (6)Chantal Coombs (Gbr)

Her part is errrr, easy ;) Normally she only 'may' lose to Jaslyn.
I see Cooms beating Elke :o :bolt:

Wimanna
May 4th, 2004, 12:32 PM
I see Cooms beating Elke :o :bolt:
If that happens :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: Coombs only won one 1 match this year in 9 tries :o

Svennovitch
May 4th, 2004, 03:54 PM
Callens/Mandula - Bovina/Chladkova 6:3, 7:6(6) :)

Wimanna
May 4th, 2004, 03:57 PM
Callens/Mandula - Bovina/Chladkova 6:3, 7:6(6) :)
:yeah: :yippee:

Wimanna
May 4th, 2004, 07:58 PM
Elke didn't play today...RAIN in Scottland :eek: ;)

Svennovitch
May 5th, 2004, 02:25 PM
Op de officiële site:
Clijsters - Maursemo 6:3, 2:6, 6:4 :o

Kim_for_number_1
May 5th, 2004, 02:41 PM
Op de officiële site:
Clijsters - Maursemo 6:3, 2:6, 6:4 :o
I would've liked that

Wimanna
May 5th, 2004, 03:48 PM
Op de officiële site:
Clijsters - Maursemo 6:3, 2:6, 6:4 :o
lol yeah, they are messing some things up ;)

CORRECTED: Clijsters (1) def. Marrero (Q) 6-3 2-6 6-4 :) good fight, not yet the best Kim

Geoffry
May 5th, 2004, 04:21 PM
Catania $25 000

R2: Ostrovskaya def. Flipkens 6-2 3-6 6-3

E. Blackadder
May 5th, 2004, 04:59 PM
Mandula injured

so Callens/Mandula out as well :fiery: :sad:

Brαm
May 5th, 2004, 05:20 PM
Kim... - Well it's a win :unsure: :)
Kirsten :(
Els :awww:

Elleke
May 5th, 2004, 05:49 PM
Kirsten, Els :sad:
gooo Kim! :bounce:

Geoffry
May 5th, 2004, 05:55 PM
too bad for Els, they could have reached far
but on the other hand, she can train for Rome (if she plays there ofcourse)

Geoffry
May 5th, 2004, 06:11 PM
Edinburgh $10 000

R1: Elke Clijsters def. Homewood (GBR/WC) 6-1, 6-3

Brαm
May 5th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Edinburgh $10 000

R1: Elke Clijsters def. Homewood (GBR/WC) 6-1, 6-3
Yay, some good news :) :)

Now please, do not lose in the 2nd round to Coombs (or any other player :p) :o

Come-on-kim
May 5th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Elke :bounce:
Kim :bounce:

Wimanna
May 5th, 2004, 06:44 PM
Kirsten :sad: too many unforced errors said mummy flipper
Elke ;)

arn
May 5th, 2004, 06:58 PM
Kirsten :sad:
Elke :D (and do what Bram said ;) )
Els :sad: looked like a great team to me :sad:
Kim :D

Come-on-kim
May 5th, 2004, 07:08 PM
Kirsten :sad: too many unforced errors said mummy flipper
Elke ;)
How do you know? lol

Wimanna
May 5th, 2004, 07:14 PM
How do you know? lol
cuz daddyflipper said it she said that :lol: on patatrieks site (forum) ;)

Cersei
May 5th, 2004, 07:34 PM
:lol:

Wimanna
May 5th, 2004, 09:32 PM
Some info:

*Callens/Mandula are scheduled to play tomorrow
*Coombs beat someone not important 6-1 6-0 (her 2nd win of the year)
*Jaslyn Hewitt lost to Wellauer, so also out of Elke's part.

Brαm
May 5th, 2004, 09:37 PM
*Coombs beat someone not important 6-1 6-0 (her 2nd win of the year)

She beat Kristy Woolly, who beat Elke some months ago :eek: :o :o

Jersey ($25,000 - Great Britain) Oct 12 2003
Qual 1 K Woolley bye
Qual 2 K Woolley - E Clijsters(3) 6-2 6-1

:bolt:

Wimanna
May 5th, 2004, 09:39 PM
She beat Kristy Woolly, who beat Elke some months ago :eek: :o :o

Jersey ($25,000 - Great Britain) Oct 12 2003
Qual 1 K Woolley bye
Qual 2 K Woolley - E Clijsters(3) 6-2 6-1

:bolt:
:o:o:o:o :bolt: did say NOTHING :o:o:o

Brαm
May 5th, 2004, 09:42 PM
:o:o:o:o :bolt: did say NOTHING :o:o:o
Let's just say that Elke was pants back then, but she's not anymore, ok? ;)

:unsure:

Wimanna
May 5th, 2004, 09:45 PM
The last time Woolley defeated Elke, she was eliminated by Coombs in the next round... 4-6 6-2 6-1 :o So she did play pretty good today.

Well, last week she won in 2 sets...:D ;)

Crush her Elke :angel:

Svennovitch
May 5th, 2004, 10:17 PM
Me thinks Coombs was scared to play Elke again, so she just tanked the match away ;)

Wimanna
May 5th, 2004, 10:18 PM
Me thinks Coombs was scared to play Elke again, so she just tanked the match away ;)
??? Coombs won ;)

Brαm
May 5th, 2004, 10:19 PM
Me thinks Coombs was scared to play Elke again, so she just tanked the match away ;)
Me thinks Coombs won 6-1 6-0 :p :lol:

Svennovitch
May 5th, 2004, 10:32 PM
Me thinks I didn't read it well :lol:

Go Elke ;)

~|Naomi|~
May 6th, 2004, 04:33 AM
*Jaslyn Hewitt lost to Wellauer, so also out of Elke's part.
I told you'se that Jaslyn was struggling and there was nothing ot worry about there;) :p Nice work to Elke winning a match she was expected to win and doing it easily:worship: Elke is in much better form now than when she was last Ocotber

Hopefully Kim will pick it up for Sprem, like in Fed Cup, first match to get the rust off:D But it is supposed to rain in Berlin and Kim is 4th on centre court, if it rains she might not play:sad:

Kirsten:sad: Her form hasn't been great since her great start in Napoli:sad:

PatatRiek
May 6th, 2004, 02:19 PM
Edinburgh $10 000
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2R Elke Clijsters BEL d. (6) Chantal Coombs GBR 6-3, 6-3 :bounce:

Cersei
May 6th, 2004, 02:25 PM
woohoo :bounce: go Elke!

Svennovitch
May 6th, 2004, 02:38 PM
Elke :yeah:

Wimanna
May 6th, 2004, 02:51 PM
Elke :yeah: :yippee: :bounce:

Now she meets Wellauer

PatatRiek
May 6th, 2004, 03:05 PM
WTA BERLIN

R3 Sprem def. (1) Clijsters w/o :sad:

Wimanna
May 6th, 2004, 03:07 PM
WTA BERLIN

R3 Sprem def. (1) Clijsters w/o :sad:

:sad: :sad: :sad: I had a feeling this was coming :sad: :sad: :sad:

arn
May 6th, 2004, 03:09 PM
Elke :D

Kim :eek: but for the better I supose :sad:

PatatRiek
May 6th, 2004, 03:14 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: I had a feeling this was coming :sad: :sad: :sad:

M2 :cry:

Svennovitch
May 6th, 2004, 03:23 PM
oh no!!!!!!!!!

~|Naomi|~
May 6th, 2004, 03:37 PM
Elke :yeah: :yippee: :bounce:

Now she meets Wellauer


Elke:D I had faith you would beat her and easier than last week:worship:
Now go get revenge for your sister's future sister in law:) oh and win your sis a tounrment to cheer her up:p cause Lleyton can't win her one this week:o

Kimmie:bigcry: :bigcry:

Brαm
May 6th, 2004, 03:55 PM
Kim :sobbing: - IMO she shouldn't have played in the first place :(
Get well soon & LET YOUR WRIST HEAL! Take your time!!!

Elke :D :yeah:

Stijn
May 6th, 2004, 03:59 PM
Poor Kim :sad:

Geoffry
May 6th, 2004, 04:07 PM
Elke :woohoo: well done!

shannonannafan
May 6th, 2004, 04:31 PM
:bounce:Go Elke, win two in a row, I hope I didn't just jinx her:bounce:

Come-on-kim
May 6th, 2004, 04:37 PM
Kim :sad:

Elke :bounce: :bounce:

Wimanna
May 6th, 2004, 06:06 PM
R2 Pratt/Sharapova - Callens/Mandula walkover not a surprise ;)

Wimanna
May 6th, 2004, 06:08 PM
Juniors: Prato, ITA, Grade 2
R1 Makarova (5) - Claes 6-2 6-1 :sad:

ßcoene
May 7th, 2004, 01:18 AM
Edinburgh $10 000
==============

2R Elke Clijsters BEL d. (6) Chantal Coombs GBR 6-3, 6-3 :bounce:
Well done Elke :bounce:

Keep up the good form. :yeah:

Brαm
May 7th, 2004, 11:55 AM
2. Bundesliga Nord:

Rochusclub Düsseldorf - TC BW Halle: 2-7
Ulenaers Iris - Albers Inga 1-6 0-6 :o
(or 1-6 1-6 - says other source ;))

http://vlddichtbij.dns3.bmgroup.be/thumbs/Iris_Ulenaers.jpg

Wimanna
May 7th, 2004, 12:52 PM
RTHC Bayer Leverkussen vs THC im VfL Bochum (Bundesliga Nord)
Maes vs Butkiewicz :lol: (today)

TC Moers 08 vs MTTC Iphitos München (Bundesliga)
Flipkens vs Klaschka (today)

Brαm
May 7th, 2004, 12:53 PM
Have Caro & Leslie ever played each other? Well they probably have, but I've never seen a result.

Wimanna
May 7th, 2004, 01:01 PM
Kirsten plays against CARMEN Klaschka, not against the better known SABINE ;) Carmen is not ranked ;)

arn
May 7th, 2004, 01:14 PM
Kirsten plays against CARMEN Klaschka, not against the better known SABINE ;) Carmen is not ranked ;)
lol, that's indeed a difference

I have no idea who will win against Leslie and Caroline :eek:

Wimanna
May 7th, 2004, 02:15 PM
TC Moers 08 vs MTTC Iphitos München (Bundesliga)
Flipkens def. Klaschka 6-4 6-1 :) :yeah:

Wimanna
May 7th, 2004, 02:50 PM
Edinburgh $10.000
QF Elke Clijsters (Bel) bt Vanessa Wellauer (Q/Swi) 6-1 6-3 :yeah: :kiss: :yippee:

Next victim: O'Brien :devil:

Stijn
May 7th, 2004, 02:58 PM
RTHC Bayer Leverkussen vs THC im VfL Bochum (Bundesliga Nord)
Maes vs Butkiewicz :lol: (today)

Alé hup, the only way for Caro M is up! :banana: :bigclap:

Stijn
May 7th, 2004, 02:59 PM
Kirsten :bigclap:

Elke :eek: :yeah:

ßcoene
May 7th, 2004, 02:59 PM
I'm glad Elke is playing well. :D She is certainly better then her ranking suggests and if she works hard she can only improve. :)

Belgium = Best
May 7th, 2004, 03:15 PM
Edinburgh $10.000
QF Elke Clijsters (Bel) bt Vanessa Wellauer (Q/Swi) 6-1 6-3 :yeah: :kiss: :yippee:

Next victim: O'Brien :devil:
:yippee: :yippee: :yeah: :woohoo:

:wavey:

PatatRiek
May 7th, 2004, 03:15 PM
Elke :bounce::bounce:
Flipper :bounce:

Belgium = Best
May 7th, 2004, 03:15 PM
:yippee: :yippee: :yeah: :woohoo:

:wavey:
Sorry voor mijn vele smileys :D

caafje
May 7th, 2004, 03:57 PM
Sorry voor mijn vele smileys :D
:wavey: :) ;) :cool: :yeah: :D :p :kiss: :hearts: :drool: :bounce: :lol: :retard: :yawn: :help: :awww: :dance: :scratch: :bigclap: :tape:

Beat this. ;)

arn
May 7th, 2004, 04:51 PM
Well done Kirsten and Elke!!!! :bounce: Elke has a new found confidence :D I hope she will keep it up :D

Svennovitch
May 7th, 2004, 05:04 PM
Ann Devries :kiss: :worship: Thank you!!!!!!!!!

C'mon Elke :yeah:

Geoffry
May 7th, 2004, 05:20 PM
Elke :D another British woman is awaiting you

Wimanna
May 7th, 2004, 05:32 PM
RTHC Bayer Leverkussen vs THC im VfL Bochum (Bundesliga Nord)
Maes vs Butkiewicz 4-6 4-6 :) :sad: Caro :o

TC Moers 08 vs MTTC Iphitos München (Bundesliga)
Flipkens/Cervanova vs Jolk/Bensch

Come-on-kim
May 7th, 2004, 05:37 PM
Elke :bounce: :bounce: Finally the results are coming!! Never giving up!

arn
May 7th, 2004, 05:46 PM
RTHC Bayer Leverkussen vs THC im VfL Bochum (Bundesliga Nord)
Maes vs Butkiewicz 4-6 4-6 :) :sad: Caro :o


What's Caro doing :confused: :eek: :rolleyes:

Well done Leslie :)

Wimanna
May 7th, 2004, 05:58 PM
What's Caro doing :confused: :eek: :rolleyes:

Well done Leslie :)
Ze kan in ieder geval snel wraak nemen

RTHC Bayer Leverkussen vs THC im VfL Bochum (Bundesliga Nord)
Maes/Freye vs Butkiewicz/Babilon

Brαm
May 7th, 2004, 06:02 PM
Caroline :sobbing:

The end is near... :sad:

caafje
May 7th, 2004, 06:43 PM
Maes vs Butkiewicz 4-6 4-6


Aha! Finally an opportunity to use this smilie:

Maes vs Butkiewicz 4-6 4-6 http://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage03/10.gif

The Crow
May 7th, 2004, 06:44 PM
Cool smilie :cool:

Svennovitch
May 7th, 2004, 07:19 PM
Aha! Finally an opportunity to use this smilie:

Maes vs Butkiewicz 4-6 4-6 http://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage03/10.gif
You sure have some mixed feelings there :lol:

Wimanna
May 7th, 2004, 07:38 PM
RTHC Bayer Leverkussen vs THC im VfL Bochum (Bundesliga Nord)
Maes/Freye vs Butkiewicz/Babilon 6-2 7-5 ;)

PatatRiek
May 7th, 2004, 08:04 PM
TC Moers 08 vs MTTC Iphitos München (Bundesliga)
Flipkens/Cervanova vs Jolk/Bensch 3:6 2:6 :sad:

Wimanna
May 7th, 2004, 08:07 PM
TC Moers 08 vs MTTC Iphitos München (Bundesliga)
Flipkens/Cervanova vs Jolk/Bensch 3:6 2:6 :sad:
Oh well, she had a good training for Bromma ;)

Wimanna
May 8th, 2004, 09:24 AM
Edinburgh $10.000
QF Elke Clijsters (Bel) bt Vanessa Wellauer (Q/Swi) 6-1 6-3 :yeah: :kiss: :yippee:

Next victim: O'Brien :devil:Report:
"I saw most of Elke vs Vanessa. Wellauer was not playing well at all, and Elke has shown a marked improvement since I last saw her here. She was playing consistently, if not dominating. She wasn't hitting it hard, but was getting it in and played some nice shots. This result was probably due more to Wellauer struggling rather than Elke, but if Elke can play like she did today against Katie she may have a chance. I noticed her serve in particular was great - consistent and placed brilliantly. Having said that, she is no patch on Kim"

Why was the girl struggling? Because of Elke's gameplan??? Because of the name Clijsters?? Because in the circuit you need to win from Elke cause otherwise you better quit? She had a bad day??? :angel:

~|Naomi|~
May 8th, 2004, 02:21 PM
"I saw most of Elke vs Vanessa. Wellauer was not playing well at all, and Elke has shown a marked improvement since I last saw her here. She was playing consistently, if not dominating. She wasn't hitting it hard, but was getting it in and played some nice shots. This result was probably due more to Wellauer struggling rather than Elke, but if Elke can play like she did today against Katie she may have a chance. I noticed her serve in particular was great - consistent and placed brilliantly. Having said that, she is no patch on Kim"


That's a bit of a contradicting report. It starts by saying Elke isn't doing anything that flash but ends with saying her serve is placed brilliant:p


but if Elke can play like she did today against Katie she may have a chance.

Now i sense that is a little bit of a biased assumption. Elke is ranked higher than Obrien and Obrien lost round 1 in quallies in Bournemnouth yet Elke who won Bournmouth and is higher ranked may have a chance:rolleyes:

paul_masterton
May 8th, 2004, 03:07 PM
vanessa has played poorly all week, but she has been doing enough to scrape through (exception of her match against Jaslyn when she blew her off the court, lol).

Elke has imporved alot in 12 months, she now seems to actually give a damn, and is even practising. I know, shock horror!! SHe didn't do that here last year! Her boyfirned wasn't here this year, maybe she's kicked him to the kerb and her tennis is better as a result? :p

elke will probably beat katie who is a very streaky player. but if she plays ayassamy in the final then she may have some problems, as she's (elke that is) been playing well, but not brilliantly.

PatatRiek
May 8th, 2004, 04:42 PM
Elke Clijsters BEL leads Katie O'Brien GBR 6-3 1-0

play suspended (rain)

Wimanna
May 8th, 2004, 04:45 PM
Elke Clijsters BEL leads Katie O'Brien GBR 6-3 1-0

play suspended (rain)
keep on going Elke!!!!!!! :yeah:

arn
May 8th, 2004, 05:05 PM
:bounce: c'mon Elke :D

Geoffry
May 8th, 2004, 05:07 PM
Rome Tier I

Q1: Els Callens def. Julia Schruff 7-5 7-6

PatatRiek
May 8th, 2004, 05:15 PM
well done Els :bounce::bounce: next round vs Y Fedak (UKR)

PatatRiek
May 8th, 2004, 05:21 PM
SF Elke Clijsters BEL d. Katie O'Brien GBR 6-3, 7-5 :)


:bounce::bouce:

Wimanna
May 8th, 2004, 05:22 PM
SF Elke Clijsters BEL d. Katie O'Brien GBR 6-3, 7-5
:woohoo: Great Elke :yeah: :yippee:

arn
May 8th, 2004, 05:25 PM
Well done Els!!!

And :woohoo: Elke :D Make it 2 in a row :D

Freija
May 8th, 2004, 05:31 PM
How many matches in a row won Elke now???

stijntje
May 8th, 2004, 05:49 PM
What will Elke's ranking be after those two tournaments? (Bournemouth and Edinburgh)

Wimanna
May 8th, 2004, 05:51 PM
+/-455 I think ;)

Fieke
May 8th, 2004, 06:00 PM
Els :yeah:
Elke :woohoo:

Grachka
May 8th, 2004, 09:08 PM
That's a bit of a contradicting report. It starts by saying Elke isn't doing anything that flash but ends with saying her serve is placed brilliant:p


Now i sense that is a little bit of a biased assumption. Elke is ranked higher than Obrien and Obrien lost round 1 in quallies in Bournemnouth yet Elke who won Bournmouth and is higher ranked may have a chance:rolleyes:


I do see the contradiction in my report ;) But Elke wasn't doing much special - her serve was the exception because she was doing that very well, whilst the rest of her game was stable and consistent (that is why i think she has improved so much).

As for the assumption, well, I thought Katie played a stormer against Bagshaw, maybe i got carried away :lol: so maybe i should have done it the other way around ;)

Oh, and Wimanna, as for Wellauer, well she struggled because she made loads of mistakes, and had a terrible shot selection. Simple as that. I am not observent enough to see whether that was because of Elke or not.

Conclusion: (as well as I should not write reports!!!) Elke could and should win tomorrow against Kozhokina. :)

Brαm
May 8th, 2004, 09:10 PM
Thanks obatafan, always nice to hear from someone who's seen the match :worship:
Good luck Elke :)

Els, nice 2nd clay win! :woohoo:

Grachka
May 8th, 2004, 09:19 PM
Oh, and she did have her boyfriend here supporting her, as she was lying on his lap watching another match yesterday - unless she is really friendly :eek: ;)

Come-on-kim
May 8th, 2004, 09:26 PM
Elke :bounce: :bounce: Please win again tomorrow

Belgium = Best
May 8th, 2004, 09:35 PM
Go Elke :yeah:

~|Naomi|~
May 9th, 2004, 03:53 AM
Elke:worship: I knew she could do it.


Els:worship:

Stijn
May 9th, 2004, 08:13 AM
Elke :cool: :yeah:

Kim_for_number_1
May 9th, 2004, 09:15 AM
congrats Elke! Now win this two in a row

arn
May 9th, 2004, 11:24 AM
I do see the contradiction in my report ;) But Elke wasn't doing much special - her serve was the exception because she was doing that very well, whilst the rest of her game was stable and consistent (that is why i think she has improved so much).

As for the assumption, well, I thought Katie played a stormer against Bagshaw, maybe i got carried away :lol: so maybe i should have done it the other way around ;)

Oh, and Wimanna, as for Wellauer, well she struggled because she made loads of mistakes, and had a terrible shot selection. Simple as that. I am not observent enough to see whether that was because of Elke or not.

Conclusion: (as well as I should not write reports!!!) Elke could and should win tomorrow against Kozhokina. :)
No, we are very greatfull for your reports!!! :kiss: So if you are gonna watch the finals... ;)

PatatRiek
May 9th, 2004, 02:26 PM
F Ekaterina Kozhokina RUS def. Elke Clijsters BEL 6-1 6-4 :sad:

ßcoene
May 9th, 2004, 02:33 PM
Too bad Elke lost. :(

arn
May 9th, 2004, 02:34 PM
:sad: :sad: But at least she's on the way up again. And Kozhokina once had a rank in the top-250 I believe to have seen somewhere...

arn
May 9th, 2004, 02:35 PM
LMAO! Direct van de functie gebruik gemaakt hé Benji :p ;)

Grachka
May 9th, 2004, 07:52 PM
I wrote my final report :sad: of the final that Elke lost - she had a good week though.

Ekaterina played an absolute stormer today. She played really very well indeed, wasn't much Elke could have done even if she had played better.

Elke was a little nervous at the beginning, was hitting too many forehands long and wide whilst her backhand wasn't threatening Kozhokina at all, but perhaps that wasn't to do with Elke rather than Ekaterina playing so well from the beginning. Ekaterina broke Elke in her opening service game. She was dominating the baseline rallies and they all seemed to end with either a winner or a forced Clijsters mistake. Once Elke had played herself in she wasn't doing badly at all, and it seemed that once she got Kozhokina to move she could then dictate the point, but that didn't happen often enough and Kozhokina was able to dictate the whole set, and never lost another game in it - 6-1.

The second set was a much closer affair. Clijsters was broken in her opening service game to go down 2-0, but fought a lot harder to get back. Another problem that she was having, despite playing reasonably, is that her serve wasn't as varied as it had been earlier this week and Ekaterina was able to guess where it was going a lot of the time, that is why Elke was broken so often. Elke broke back, but was then broken again to trail 3-1 - they then both held serve for 4-2 before Elke broke back to 4-3. The next game had 7 deuces, and was really important. Clijsters had made a few silly errors (a missed smash and a botched dropshot) when she could have taken the game, and looked as though she would lose the game and realistically the match. But Kozhokina made a rare error and Clijsters took the game for 4-4. Kozhokina then dented Elke's confidence by taking an easy service game. Elke served two double faults in a row at 4-5 before fighting back to 30-30, but Kozhokina played two very good points (two forehand winners) to take the match.

The right result, as I said, Kozhokina played a fantastic match, but Elke has shown a lot of improvement in the last year and played like she really wanted to win. Elke looked really disappointed and wanted to get off the court as soon as possible Ekaterina impressed me today, and she looked really delighted at the end, so I was pleased for her. She did a Wimbledon-style curtsie for the crowd and was posing for photographs for Gourevitch .

In short, well done Ekaterina!

Come-on-kim
May 9th, 2004, 08:17 PM
Elke :sad:

ßcoene
May 9th, 2004, 08:33 PM
Thanks for the report obatafan. :kiss:

Wimanna
May 9th, 2004, 09:20 PM
Tnx Obatafan :yeah:

Elke :sad: but great weeks :)

arn
May 9th, 2004, 11:03 PM
Thanx For the report!!

Elke :sad: