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May 1st, 2004, 03:36 PM
This tournament has a full field -

Clijsters Kim BEL Bye
Qual vs. Qual
Grönefeld Anna-Lena GER vs. Sprem Karolina CRO
Shaugnessy Meghann USA vs. Dokic Jelena SCG
Zvonareva Vera RUS vs. Qual
Zuluaga Fabiola COL vs. Testud Sandrine FRA
Pierce Mary FRA vs. Likhovtseva Elena RUS
Sugiyama Ai JPN Bye

Williams Venus USA Bye
Qual vs. Daniilidou Eleni GRE
Dechy Nathalie FRA vs. Qual
Maleeva Magdalena BUL vs. Smashnova-Pistolesi Anna ISR
Suarez Paola ARG vs. Qual
Schett Barbara AUT vs. Sharapova Maria RUS
Barna Anca GER vs. Pratt Nicole AUS
Petrova Nadia RUS Bye

Capriati Jennifer USA Bye
(WC) Schruff Julia GER vs. Qual
Schiavone Francesca ITA vs. Mandula Petra HUN
Safina Dinara RUS vs. Farina Elia Silvia ITA
Schnyder Patty SUI vs. Hantuchova Daniela SVK
Qual vs. Black Cara ZIM
Qual vs. Pisnik Tina SLO
Myskina Anastasia RUS Bye

Dementieva Elena RUS Bye
Gehrlein Stefanie GER vs. Qual
Qual vs. Bovina Elena RUS
(WC) Mikaelian Marie-Gayana SUI vs. Kuznetsova Svetlana RUS
Martinez Conchita ESP vs. Sanchez-Lorenzo Maria ESP
Parra Arantxa ESP vs. Chladkova Denisa CZE
Qual vs. Dulko Gisela CZE
Mauresmo Amelie Bye

May 1st, 2004, 03:41 PM
Russians are everywhere, although it would nice to see one of them actually take the title. Myskina seems to have the best draw IMO.

I hope Elena D can rise to the challenge and do some damage.

May 1st, 2004, 03:54 PM
I don't like to see Lena B., Lena D., and Sveta so close together. Otherwise the draw looks okay. We could have a Nadia vs. Maria rematch.

May 1st, 2004, 11:20 PM
I think the top half, with Kim and Venus, is tougher. I expect at least 4 Russians in the quarterfinals.

May 2nd, 2004, 08:23 AM
Myskina all the way to the finals!!!!! :worship: :yeah:

May 2nd, 2004, 10:15 AM
I think the top half, with Kim and Venus, is tougher. I expect at least 4 Russians in the quarterfinals.

that would be cool!!!! RUSSIA rules!!!!!!!!!!!

May 2nd, 2004, 02:25 PM
Here's the doubles draw -

Ruano Pascual / Suarez vs Bye
Peschke / Rittner vs Dementieva / Sprem (WC)
Pratt / Sharapova vs Tarabini / Tu
Bovina / Chladkova vs Callens / Mandula

Petrova / Shaughnessy vs Bye
Q vs Hantuchova / Safina
Dhenin / Parra vs Ani / Gagliardi
Yan / Zheng vs Daniilidou / Vento-Kabchi

Li / Sun vs Myskina / Zvonareva
Krizan / Srebotnik vs Kostanic / Tartarova
Testud / Vinci vs Schett / Schnyder
Bye vs Black / Huber

Husarova / Martinez vs Perebiyinis / Talaja
Groenefeld / Roesch vs Dulko / Grande
Garbin / Jidkova vs Pierce / Sanchez Vicario
Bye vs Kuznetsova / Likhovtseva

May 2nd, 2004, 02:30 PM
Myskina has very good draw. Capriati is not in good shape now and Mauresmo lost to Schiavone in Warsaw, after good match but she was too confident that she'll win and was making some errors. But that showed that if you play good tennis you can win with her, it doesn't have to be something unbelivable. I hope Nastya makes finals.
Pity Vera got so bad draw, if she only was seeded :sad: But she's good on clay, hope she can make some upsets here too

May 2nd, 2004, 03:33 PM
Last year Vera and Lena L. made the quarters in Berlin. And no other Russian got past the second round.
So this is an important tournament for several players to improve their ranking.

May 2nd, 2004, 04:39 PM
Monday schedule
Court A

Anca Barna GER vs Nicole Pratt AUS
Magdalena Maleva BUL vs Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi ISR
Conchita Martinez ESP vs Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP
Garbin / Jidkova vs Pierce / Sanchez Vicaro

Court B

Li / Sun vs Myskina / Zvonareva
Julia Schruff GER vs Meilen Tu USA
Paola Suarez ARG vs Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP
Peschke / Rittner vs Dementieva / Sprem

Court 4

Jelena Kostanic CRO vs Tina Pisnik SLO
Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI vs Cara Black ZIM
Stefanie Gehrlein GER vs Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA
Q / Q vs Hantuchova / Safina

Court 6

Arantxa Parra ESP vs Denisa Chladkova CZE
Maria Elena Camerin ITA vs Marta Marrero ESP
Zi Yan CHN vs Elena Bovina RUS

May 2nd, 2004, 04:45 PM
Lena B. plays singles.
Nastya, Vera, Lena D., Dinara, and Alina play doubles.

May 2nd, 2004, 10:44 PM
The #6 position is up for grabs. Right now it's Petrova's, but she leads Serena by only about 60 points and has 27 to defend. Jennifer Capriati is about 180 points back, with 177 to defend; Elena Dementieva is 200 points back, with nothing to defend; Ai Sugiyama is barely in the equation, about 350 points back with nothing to defend. Capriati and Sugiyama need titles to pass Petrova, and that's if Petrova loses early. Dementieva could pass her with a final. Beyond that, there are just too many possibilities to outline; we have no idea what order these players will end up in.

May 3rd, 2004, 07:19 PM
A great day tomorrow, but it's not on tv where I am -

Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Shaughnessy vs. Dokic
2. Safina vs. Sharapova
3. Capriati vs. Schruff
4. Barna vs. Petrova

Court B (from 12.00hrs)
1. Zvonareva vs. Perebiynis
2. Schnyder vs. Hantuchova
3. Groenefeld vs. Sprem
4. Pierce vs. Likhovtseva

Court 2 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Schiavone vs. Mandula
2. Pastikova vs. Dulko
3. Bovina/Chladkova vs. Callens/Mandula
4. Yan/Zheng vs. Schett/Schnyder

Court 4 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Schett vs. Srebotnik
2. Mikaelian vs. Kuznetsova
3. Golovin vs. Daniilidou
4. Pratt/Sharapova vs. Tarabini/Tu

Court 6 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Zuluaga vs. Testud
2. Dechy vs. Strycova
3. Dhenin/Parra vs. Ani/Gagliardi
4. Krizan/Srebotnik vs. Kostanic/Tatarkova

May 4th, 2004, 07:13 PM
Another great day of tennis -

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Dulko vs. Mauresmo
2. Clijsters vs. Marrero
3. V.Williams vs. Daniilidou
4. Kostanic vs. Myskina
5. Ruano Pascual/Suarez vs. Peschke/Rittner

Court B (from 12.00hrs)
1. Dementieva vs. Cohen-Aloro
2. Mandula vs. Sharapova
3. Likhovtseva vs. Sugiyama
4. Schnyder vs. Gagliardi

Court 2 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Testud/Vinci vs. Benesova/Pastikova
2. Husarova/Martinez vs. Perebiynis/Talaja
3. Petrova/Shaughnessy vs. Stewart/Stosur

Court 4 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Sanchez Lorenzo vs. Chladkova
2. Suarez vs. Schett
3. Zvonareva vs. Zuluaga
4. Groenefeld/Roesch vs. Dulko/Grande

Court 6 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Sprem vs. Shaughnessy
2. Bovina vs. Kuznetsova
3. Dechy vs. Smashnova-Pistolesi

May 4th, 2004, 08:07 PM
7 Russians play singles tomorrow. Nadia plays only doubles. She has a two tournament winning streak going.

May 5th, 2004, 07:04 PM
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German Open, Berlin: Of the nine Russians in the main draw, five posed for a photo on their way to the player party Tuesday evening. Left to right are Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, Anastasia Myskina, Maria Sharapova and Elena Dementieva.

May 5th, 2004, 07:20 PM
Thursday, May 6, 2004

Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Capriati vs. Sharapova
2. V.Williams vs. Smashnova-Pistolesi
3. Chladkova vs. Mauresmo
4. Clijsters vs. Sprem
5. Myskina/Zvonareva vs. Kostanic/Tatarkova

Court B (from 12.00hrs)
1. Dementieva vs. Kuznetsova
2. Schnyder vs. Myskina
3. Suarez vs. Petrova
4. Pierce/Sanchez Vicario vs. Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva

Court 4 (from 13.00hrs)
1. Zuluaga vs. Sugiyama
2. Pratt/Sharapova vs. Callens/Mandula

Court 6 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Testud/Vinci vs. Black/Huber
2. Husarova/Martinez vs. Dulko/Grande
3. Ani/Gagliardi vs. Yan/Zheng

May 6th, 2004, 07:11 PM
Friday, May 7, 2004

Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Capriati vs. Myskina
2. Kuznetsova vs. Mauresmo
3. V.Williams vs. Suarez
4. Sprem vs. Zuluaga

Court B (from 12.00hrs)
1. Pierce/Sanchez-Vicario vs. Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva (to finish 26 01)
2. Myskina/Zvonareva or Kostanic/Tatarkova vs. Black/Huber (after suitable rest)
3. Husarova/Martinez vs. Pierce/Sanchez-Vicario or Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva (after suitable rest)

Court 2 (from 13.00hrs)
1. Ani/Gagliardi vs. Yan/Zheng (to finish 57 22)
2. Myskina/Zvonareva vs. Kostanic/Tatarkova (to finish 41)
3. Petrova/Shaughnessy vs. Ani/Gagliardi or Yan/Zheng (after suitable rest)
4. Ruano Pascual/Suarez vs. Pratt/Sharapova

May 7th, 2004, 01:13 AM
9 Russians in the main draw, and only Sveta has won more than one match.
Nastya is still in the tournament, but she has played only one match, against Kostanic.
Still 6 Russians alive in doubles.

May 7th, 2004, 07:40 PM
Sveta is the only Russian who won more than one match in Berlin. Not a good sign heading into Paris -

Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Capriati vs. Mauresmo
2. Sprem vs. V.Williams
3. Myskina/Zvonareva vs. Husarova/Martinez or Pierce/Sanchez-Vicario (after suitable rest)

Court B (from 14.00hrs)
1. Husarova/Martinez vs. Pierce/Sanchez-Vicario
2. Ruano Pascual/Suarez vs. Petrova/Shaughnessy

May 9th, 2004, 07:00 PM
The singles were disappointing, but Nadia won the doubles -

Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) & Nadia Petrova (RUS)
Conchita Martinez (ESP) & Janette Husarova (SVK)