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goldenlox
May 18th, 2004, 12:58 AM
With the Olympics coming up, this is a very important tournament. This week Nastya is #5, Nadia is #8, Lena D. is #10, Vera is #11, Sveta is #12, Maria is #19.
Nadia has 510 points to defend as a semifinalist last year. Vera has 334 to defend as a quarterfinalist.
Nadia and Meghann have won 4 doubles titles in a row, 3 Tier I's. Sveta has played in the doubles finals of the last 2 majors. Sveta and Lena L. have reached the finals of 6 of the 7 2004 tournaments they've played together.
Lena B. won the mixed title in Melbourne.

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 18th, 2004, 02:15 AM
Good Luck, Miss Sharapova!!

Go Masha!!

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 18th, 2004, 02:16 AM
goldenlox, thanks a lot for the very interesting information.

goldenlox
May 18th, 2004, 06:24 PM
Here's some matchups from the Roland Garros Qualifying Draw


Galina Fokina RUS vs (22) Stephanie Gehrlein GER

Lioudmila Skavronskaia RUS vs Pauline Parmentier FRA

Marie-Eve Pelletier CAN vs (17) Tatiana Panova RUS

Tatiana Poutchek BLR vs Elena Tatarkova UKR

(10) Yulia Fedak UKR vs Galina Voskoboeva RUS

Mariya Koryttseva UKR vs (13) Yuka Yoshida JPN

cool_olga
May 18th, 2004, 06:49 PM
GL knows everything :yeah: thanks
Saw Tatarkova playing, she has pretty good game, good defense but I'd say she is bit too slow, she looks bit heavy.

Udachi Nastya !!!

TheBoiledEgg
May 18th, 2004, 08:01 PM
both Galya's got not good draws :(

Daniel
May 19th, 2004, 09:24 AM
Anastasia is the only one in the top 5, who has the less point to defend @ RG :) :)

Maori
May 19th, 2004, 10:02 AM
Panova def Pelletier 6:4,7:5

daniela86
May 19th, 2004, 04:45 PM
Ludmila Sravonskaia lost :sad: :sad:
But Mariya and Yuliana won :D :D Good luck girls!! :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
May 19th, 2004, 05:34 PM
what a disaster of a tourn :o

both Galya's lost
Liouda lost :(

Tatiana :) dependable as ever :)
Mariya won though ;) :D

goldenlox
May 20th, 2004, 01:53 AM
Tania lost to Zuzana Kucova (SVK), who is 21 and ranked about #200.. The main draw comes out Friday.

Derek.
May 20th, 2004, 02:43 AM
To me, Nadia & Vera have the best chance to do anything. :D Nadia made the semifinals last year and won it as a junior, plus she's been doing well on clay this year. Vera has been consistant also making the semifinals of Rome and she made the quarterfinals last year. :) Yeah Nastya is the No.1 Russian but clearly not in form and was never really good on clay. :p So she is no threat to me. :rolleyes:

Udachi Nadia! :woohoo: You can do it girl! :D Win Roland Garros 2004! :bounce:

Gowza
May 20th, 2004, 05:20 AM
imo sveta has the best chance to do well then vera z then dinara. nadia hasnt exactly played well this year on clay, vera isnt playing amazing but she is playing well enough to beat a lot of players, sveta is playing amazing and if she can keep the form up then she should go far. i hope elena d, elena b, myskina, nadia, vea d, masha and maria k can do well as i do with vera z, dinara and sveta.

c'mon on girls go get them!

Epigone
May 20th, 2004, 07:09 AM
Here (http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/videos/archive/22fa42e8e2ac820100256d3a004ccb4e.html) is a link to highlights of the showdown between between Vera Z and Nadia from the QF last year . It's the match after the CLijsters vs Martinez match.

If they can play this level of claycourt tennis this year, they should one again achieve some impressive results.

goldenlox
May 20th, 2004, 06:13 PM
The draw is tomorrow. It looks like Nastya, Nadia, Lena D., Vera, Sveta, Maria, Lena B., and Dinara will all be seeded.
I hope everybody is spread out in different sections.

goldenlox
May 21st, 2004, 02:42 PM
2004 Women's Singles DRAW

Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL (1) vs. Sandrine Testud FRA

Tathiana Garbin ITA vs. Conchita Martinez Granados ESP

Dally Randriantefy MAD vs. Jie Zheng CHN

Sandra Kleinova CZE vs. Emilie Loit FRA (31)


Jelena Dokic SCG (24) vs. Tatiana Perebiynis UKR

Ashley Harkleroad USA vs. Mariana Diaz-Oliva ARG

Saori Obata JPN vs. VERA DOUCHEVINA RUS

Milagros Sequera VEN vs. Paola Suarez ARG (14)



VERA ZVONAREVA RUS (10) vs. Qualifier

Magui Serna ESP vs. Akiko Morigami JPN

Rita Grande ITA vs. Henrieta Nagyova SVK

Barbara Schwartz AUT vs. MARIA SHARAPOVA RUS (18)


Eleni Daniilidou GRE (27) vs. Marlene Weingartner GER

Amy Frazier USA vs. Maria Elena Camerin ITA

Qualifier vs. Mara Santangelo ITA

Catalina Castano COL vs. NADIA PETROVA RUS (8)


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Amelie Mauresmo FRA (3) vs. Ludmila Cervanova SVK

Jill Craybas USA vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP

Julia Vakulenko UKR vs. Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP

Lubomira Kurhajcova SVK vs. Lisa Raymond USA (28)


Magdalena Maleeva BUL (21) vs. Anca Barna GER

Christina Wheeler AUS vs. Marta Marrero ESP

Samantha Reeves USA vs. Meghann Shaughnessy USA

Jelena Jankovic SCG vs. Silvia Farina Elia ITA (15)


ELENA DEMENTIEVA RUS (9) vs. Mervana Jugic-Salkic BIH

Nicole Pratt AUS vs. Tina Pisnik SLO

Klara Koukalova CZE vs. Tatiana Golovin FRA

Flavia Pennetta ITA vs. Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi ISR (19)


DINARA SAFINA RUS (32) vs. Qualifier

Tara Snyder USA vs. Qualifier

Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP vs. Qualifier

Virginie Pichet FRA vs. Lindsay Davenport USA (5)

--

Anastasia MYSKINA RUS (6) vs. Alicia Molik AUS

Barbora Strycova CZE vs. Els Callens BEL

Denisa Chladkova CZE vs. Severine Beltrame FRA

Qualifier vs. Petra Mandula HUN (29)


Karolina Sprem CRO (22) vs. Myriam Casanova SUI

Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN vs. Lindsay Lee-Waters USA

Barbara Schett AUT vs. Qualifier

Qualifier vs. Svetlana KUZNETSOVA RUS (11)


Chanda Rubin USA (13) vs. Qualifier

Katarina Srebotnik SLO vs. Cara Black ZIM

ELENA Likhovtseva RUS vs. ALINA Jidkova RUS

Martina Sucha SVK vs. Fabiola Zuluaga COL (23)


Mary Pierce FRA (30) vs. Claudine Schaul LUX

Laura Granville USA vs. Gala Leon Garcia ESP

Jelena Kostanic CRO vs. Camille Pin FRA

Tamarine Tanasugarn THA vs. Venus Williams USA (4)

--

Jennifer Capriati USA (7) vs. Yulia Beygelzimer UKR

Qualifier vs. Qualifier

Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER vs. Samantha Stosur AUS

Qualifier vs. ELENA BOVINA RUS (25)


Francesca Schiavone ITA (17) vs. Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA

Kristina Brandi PUR vs. Virginie Razzano FRA

Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP vs. Melinda Czink HUN

Marion Bartoli FRA vs. Ai Sugiyama JPN (12)


Patty Schnyder SUI (16) vs. Aniko Kapros HUN

Shinobu Asagoe JPN vs. Daniela Hantuchova SVK

Gisela Dulko ARG vs. Martina Navratilova USA

Qualifier vs. Conchita Martinez ESP (20)


Nathalie Dechy FRA (26) vs. Stephanie Foretz FRA

Silvija Talaja CRO vs. Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI

Marie-Gayane Mikaelian SUI vs. MARIA KIRILENKO RUS

Iveta Benesova CZE vs. Serena Williams USA (2)

TheBoiledEgg
May 21st, 2004, 03:05 PM
how about HIGHLIGHTING our girls ;)

not a good draw :(

Vera vs Masha possibly in r3, Vera would have to get by Serna in r2 as well
Masha has the dangerous Schwartz 1st :o
then Nadia in r4 :(

Vera Douchevina better win her 1st match, Obata has never won a match on clay.
then vs Suarez :o

Elena Dementieva, she will do well to make 3rd rd, then its the WALL :o
though the Wall has never done anything in slams, so she could play Golovin in 3r instead.

Dinara :o I'll be more than :headbang: if she dont make 3rd rd :o

Nastya vs Molik OUCH, 1st rd
Nastya has an AWFUL record at RG, she dreads playing there.
tough opener, hope its Monday start, cos Molik will have less time to recover from final.

Sveta should breeze into 3r, then vs Sprem

Likhovtseva vs Jidkova :(


Lena B.... i'll be happy with a win or two :)
Masha K, tough draw, but not without her chances, then vs Serena.

altogether it could have been alot better.

goldenlox
May 21st, 2004, 03:20 PM
"how about HIGHLIGHTING our girls" - Of course, you're right, but I just was looking at it for the first time myself.

I think the draw is fair. Except Lena L. - Alina. But they aren't seeds, that's an interesting match.

Gowza
May 21st, 2004, 03:36 PM
our girls got tough draws but in a slam its tough not to get a tough draw. i hope we get to see zvonareva/sharapova match and i was hoping kirilenko and douchevina could get a few wins but it will be tough.

kuznetsova, sprem will be tough but sveta can get past her im confident.

petrova has a nice draw imo, i think she can defend a lot of her points from last year.

dinara has a good first couple of rounds, i hope she takes it one match at a time.

good luck to all the russians!

goldenlox
May 21st, 2004, 11:15 PM
8 Russians are seeded, and Lena L., Vera D., Maria K., and Alina are in the main draw.
A total of 12, and I expect at least 10 of them to make the second round.
I'm hoping Nastya can get there.

Derek.
May 22nd, 2004, 01:58 AM
Allez Nadia! :woohoo: To me she has the best draw! :D Go Nadia Petrova! :bounce:

Daniel
May 22nd, 2004, 09:44 AM
Nastya, omg, what an ugly draw, i agree with YBE, hope her match with molik is te first one on monday , so Molik is tired and loses :D

goldenlox
May 22nd, 2004, 06:04 PM
From ******************** -

RG WOMEN'S PREVIEW with draw analysis

Top 10 contenders plus 10 dark horses

8 - Maria Sharapova: With Petrova and Zvonareva’s confidence down (or are they just leveling off), this Russian teen has a better shot at the final eight. She didn’t grow up on clay, but once she’s grooved, can blast with anyone. But can she survive tough Austrian vet Barbara Schwartz in the first round?

9 - Anastasia Myskina: Arguably the world’s third best player in February, the Russian has since struggled with a bad toe. She’s played awful here in past, which is why she wants to win this Slam the most. But she seems to lack that little something when opportunity knocks (see her loss to Clijsters at the '04 Aussie). If she gets past the revived Aussie, Alicia Molik in round one, she may have to topple Czech teen Barbara Strycova in round two. Then Petra Mandula in R3 and Sprem or Kuznetsova in R4? It’s not happening. Bye.



10 dark horses

Nadia Petrova: Her '03 semifinal run seems far away and the big Russian seems content with mediocre results. She has a Top-5 game, but not the head. However, she has an easy road till the fourth round, when Vera or Maria may await.

Vera Zvonareva: Vera has hit the wall outside of the Top 5. She’s needs to be much more aggressive and trust her game more. If she can knock our Sharapova and Petrova back to back in rounds 3 and 4, she’ll a rough quarter for anyone, including JHH.

Elena Dementieva: Since no one is bothering to watch any longer, the tall blonde may just tear her way into the quarters. But when the spotlight is on, she’ll take Route 66 with her second serve and Lindsay will send her crashing into a toll bridge in R4.

goldenlox
May 22nd, 2004, 06:37 PM
Zuzana Kucova v Vera Zvonareva
Yuliana Fedak v Mara Santangelo
Julia Schruff v Dinara Safina
Marissa Irvin v Tara Snyder
Sanda Mamic v Maria Sanchez Lorenzo
Kelly McCain v Petra Mandula
Barbara Rittner v Barbara Schett
Lubomira Bacheva v Svetlana Kuznetsova
Shenay Perry v Chanda Rubin
Eva Birnerova (LL) v Kveta Peschke
Roberta Vinci v Elena Bovina
Teryn Ashley v Conchita Martinez

Derek.
May 22nd, 2004, 10:51 PM
How do they say Maria is a threat and Nadia a dark horse...to me it's the other way around. :confused:

goldenlox
May 22nd, 2004, 10:54 PM
I think Nadia has one of the best draws in the whole tournament. I don't understand that either. Maria would have to beat Vera first.

tenn_ace
May 23rd, 2004, 05:15 AM
Schruff is capale of beating Dinara IMO. :mad:

Sveta and Lena B. should not have huge troubles with their qualifiers.

Vass22
May 23rd, 2004, 09:46 AM
Nastya's draw is very bad. I wish she had played more matches on clay. Anyone seen her in RG yet?

goldenlox
May 23rd, 2004, 04:07 PM
Monday
CHATRIER 11:00
J.Henin-Hardenne (BEL)[1] vs. S.Testud(FRA)
A.Agassi (USA)[6] vs. J.Haehnel(FRA)
V.Pichet (FRA) vs. L.Davenport(USA)[5]
T.Martin (USA) vs. A.Roddick(USA)[2]

LENGLEN 11:00
C.Saulnier (FRA) vs. T.Henman(GBR)[9]
A.Mauresmo (FRA)[3] vs. L.Cervanova(SVK)
A.Clement (FRA)[32] vs. F.Santoro(FRA)
K.Koukalova (CZE) vs. T.Golovin(FRA)

Court 1 11:00

C.Castano (COL) vs. NADIA Petrova(RUS)[8]
N.Davydenko (RUS) vs. G.Coria(ARG)[3]

S.Kleinova (CZE) vs. E.Loit(FRA)[31]
W.Arthurs (AUS) vs. N.Escude(FRA)

Court 2 11:00
C.Moya (ESP)[5] vs. J.Van Lottum(NED)
M.Serna (ESP) vs. A.Morigami(JPN)
M.Llodra (FRA) vs. A.Popp(GER)
E.Daniilidou (GRE)[27] vs. M.Weingartner(GER)

Court 3 11:00
P.Srichaphan (THA)[13] vs. T.Berdych(CZE)
M.Maleeva (BUL)[21] vs. A.Barna(GER)
R.Ginepri (USA) vs. O.Mutis(FRA)

ELENA Dementieva (RUS)[9] vs. M.Jugic-Salkic(BIH)

Court 4 11:00

S.Obata (JPN) vs. VERA Douchevina(RUS)

F.Vicente (ESP) vs. M.Gicquel(FRA)
N.Pratt (AUS) vs. T.Pisnik(SLO)
B.Ulihrach (CZE) vs. D.Hrbaty(SVK)[31]


Court 5 11:00
H.Levy (ISR) vs. J.Chela(ARG)[22]
J.Jeanpierre (FRA) vs. K.Beck(SVK)
J.Dokic (SCG)[24] vs. T.Perebiynis(UKR)
F.Pennetta (ITA) vs. A.Smashnova-Pistolesi(ISR)[19]

Court 6 11:00

B.Schwartz (AUT) vs. MARIA Sharapova(RUS)[18]

J.Jankovic (SCG) vs. S.Farina Elia(ITA)[15]
F.Gonzalez (CHI)[16] vs. F.Mayer(GER)
T.Robredo (ESP)[17] vs. A.Martin(ESP)


Court 7 11:00

DINARA Safina (RUS)[32] vs. J.Schruff(GER)

L.Burgsmuller (GER) vs. N.Mahut(FRA)

VERA Zvonareva (RUS)[10] vs. Z.Kucova(SVK)

M.Philippoussis (AUS)[18] vs. L.Horna(PER)


Court 8 11:00
J.Monaco (ARG) vs. A.Bogomolov Jr.(USA)
S.Reeves (USA) vs. M.Shaughnessy(USA)
S.Sargsian (ARM) vs. M.Ancic(CRO)
A.Frazier (USA) vs. M.Camerin(ITA)
Court 9 11:00
T.Snyder (USA) vs. M.Irvin(USA)
M.Youzhny (RUS) vs. D.Van Scheppingen(NED)
D.Randriantefy (MAD) vs. J.Zheng(CHN)
R.Stepanek (CZE) vs. V.Voltchkov(BLR)

Court 10 11:00
I.Labadze (GEO) vs. J.Johansson(SWE)
J.Craybas (USA) vs. A.Medina Garrigues(ESP)
A.Harkleroad (USA) vs. M.Diaz-Oliva(ARG)
G.Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs. T.Reid(AUS)


Court 11 11:00
Y.Fedak (UKR) vs. M.Santangelo(ITA)
J.Vakulenko (UKR) vs. A.Parra Santonja(ESP)
G.Blanco (ESP) vs. A.Portas(ESP)
R.Sluiter (NED) vs. R.Mello(BRA)


Court 14 11:00
T.Garbin (ITA) vs. C.Martinez Granados(ESP)
G.Rusedski (GBR) vs. F.Verdasco(ESP)
O.Hernandez (ESP) vs. A.Pavel(ROM)[21]
M.Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP) vs. S.Mamic(CRO)

Court 16 11:00
F.Serra (FRA) vs. V.Spadea(USA)[27]
R.Grande (ITA) vs. H.Nagyova(SVK)
C.Wheeler (AUS) vs. M.Marrero(ESP)
J.Tipsarevic (SCG) vs. N.Massu(CHI)[11]

Court 17 11:00
M.Sequera (VEN) vs. P.Suarez(ARG)[14]
A.Corretja (ESP) vs. J.Gambill(USA)
L.Kurhajcova (SVK) vs. L.Raymond(USA)[28]
M.Zabaleta (ARG)[30] vs. S.Robert(FRA)

Stephieva
May 23rd, 2004, 04:14 PM
damn schedule for me..:mad:
me can't watch da score board that time...:crying2:

anyway...good luck lena d...:hearts:

goldenlox
May 23rd, 2004, 04:17 PM
Lena is fourth on, with 2 best of five mens matches first. She might have to wait around for several hours.

Stephieva
May 23rd, 2004, 04:23 PM
if lena played 1st or 2nd match...
then me can watch da scoreboard...
if 3rd or 4th...me can't...:mad:

anyway...maybe it's good for lena...
at aus open...lena played at 11...and lost...:sad: :bigcry:
this time...lena has time to prepare and practice...:)
good luck lena d...:hearts:

goldenlox
May 23rd, 2004, 04:24 PM
Lena had better win.

Dinara should win. So should Nastya on Tuesday. But they have to play well.

goldenlox
May 23rd, 2004, 07:32 PM
Key Matches

The irony of Slams is that, because they're so big, key matches become much harder to find. Early-round matches, unless they result in big upsets, don't yield many points, and by the time you get to the late rounds, every match is big, because the points are so large. But some matches of particular note include:

First Round: (6) Myskina vs. Molik. Is Anastasia Myskina ever going to find the game that caused her to win her first title on clay?

Second Round: (24) Dokic vs. Harkleroad. Ashley Harkleroad has been in the dumps for most of the year, and is running out of slow surfaces on which to earn points. And she has the points from that big win over Hantuchova to defend. This is her one chance to hang onto what she has on the line.

Second round: Golovin vs. (19) Smashnova-Pistolesi. Tatiana Golovin started this year with a splash, beating two Top 25 players at each of her first two events. Two of the four wins were over Smashnova-Pistolesi. Since then, they haven't faced each other, and Golovin hasn't been as impressive. She has only one main draw clay win this year. She lost her only previous Roland Garros match. This is a chance for a breakthrough -- or a dose of reality.



Third Round: (10) Zvonareva vs. (18) Sharapova. Zvonareva has a lot to defend, and Sharapova will be her first tough opponent (unless Magui Serna can quickly rediscover her form). Sharapova will be playing Roland Garros for the first time, and she likes faster surfaces. An upset here could be very significant for both players' attitudes.

Third Round: (27) Daniilidou vs. (8) Petrova. Petrova needs to do well here if she wants to stay Top Ten, and her clay results have been mixed -- and Daniilidou is the first tough player she'll face.

Third Round: (6) Myskina (or Molik) vs. (29) Mandula. For Mandula, a win here should keep her in the Top 30. A loss will drop her out.

(22) Sprem vs. (11) Kuznetsova. Both are rising fast. If Kuznetsova wins, a Top Ten ranking becomes very likely. If Sprem wins, her chances of reaching at least the quarterfinal are very good.

Derek.
May 23rd, 2004, 08:55 PM
Hope Nadia can reach the semis again. You know it may sound very optimistic and it probably won't happen, but Nadia could win Roland Garros this year. :D If she plays well she should be able to make at least the quarterfinals. :) In the quarterfinals she could face Justine, but since Juju isn't 100% well she may not make it there or if she does then Nadia has a chance to make the upset since Justine is sick. In the semifinals maybe Amelie Mauresmo, but can Amelie succeed despite the pressure of her home fans? So maybe Amelie will be knocked out before the semis as usual. In the final maybe Serena Williams. Well Nadia thrashed her on clay in Amelia Island 6-2 6-3 and Serena never does any better on red clay so Nadia has a chance to beat her also. Then Nadia becomes the champion of Roland Garros 2004. :p But it won't probably happen this year. Just saying that Nadia kinda got lucked out a little with everyone's situations. ;) Hopefully Nadia will take advantage of this. Good luck Nadia! :bounce: Win Roland Garros 2004! :woohoo:

Vass22
May 23rd, 2004, 09:29 PM
By Bill Barclay

PARIS, May 23 (Reuters) - The world's best tennis player Roger Federer faces a credibility test this week when he launches his bid to win the French Open for the first time.

Beaten in the first round on his last two visits to Roland Garros, the 22-year-old top seed from Switzerland, recognised as the best all-round player on the tour, has yet to prove himself on the sapping Paris clay.

The Wimbledon and Australian Open champion opens up against a qualifier so another first-round defeat seems unthinkable, but matters could quickly get difficult for the languidly brilliant Swiss with former champion Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil and Argentine David Nalbandian in his quarter of the draw.

While Federer's sheer class makes him favourite, Argentine Guillermo Coria, a semi-finalist last year, can claim to be the form player going into the championships.

His defeat by Federer in the Hamburg this month ended a run of 31 wins on clay, dating back to his shock semi-final defeat by Dutchman Martin Verkerk at Roland Garros last year.

Coria, seeking his maiden grand slam, has a far from easy first-round match against Russian Nikolay Davydenko.

Second seed Andy Roddick, like Federer, has yet to indicate he has the patience and application to win the most gruelling grand slam of the year.

The U.S. Open champion opens against a familiar foe in experienced compatriot Todd Martin with a possible quarter-final against another compatriot, Andre Agassi.

Defending champion Juan Carlos Ferrero, seeded four, has endured a miserable season so far due to illness and injury.

A first-round meeting with dangerous German Tommy Haas was certainly not what the doctor ordered, however, and his resurgent compatriot Carlos Moya may be a better bet for Spanish fans.

Others to watch out for include aggressive Chilean clay specialist Fernando Gonzalez and another powerful German, Rainer Schuettler.

HAMPERED HENIN

An intriguing women's tournament is in store with none of the leading contenders in tip-top condition, bar Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo.

A winner on clay at Berlin and Rome, she has consistently under-performed in her home event slam but this is undoubtedly her best opportunity to break her grand slam duck.

The third seed opens up against Slovakia's Ludmila Cervanova and such is the draw she may not be properly tested until a possible quarter-final against American Lindsay Davenport.

Holder Justine Henin-Hardenne says she is glad just to be competing after a debilitating viral infection deprived her of any real preparation. The Belgian world number one and top seed faces a tricky opening game against French wildcard Sandrine Testud.

Second seed Serena Williams, beaten in an acrimonious semi-final by Henin-Hardenne last year, is looking close to her best following knee surgery and should dispatch Czech player Iveta Benesova easily enough.

She will have noted the presence in her quarter of the draw of compatriot Jennifer Capriati and 47-year-old Martina Navratilova, whose first grand slam match in 10 years against Argentine Gisela Dulko should be one of the highlights of the first round.

With last year's losing finalist Kim Clijsters missing through injury, Serena's older sister Venus is the other obvious contender, although her record in Paris is relatively poor and she is not fully fit.

Last year she lost to Vera Zvonareva, who together with compatriots Anastasia Myskina, Nadia Petrova and Elena Dementieva should spearhead another impressive showing by the Russians.



Isn't it pathetic? The top players are not ther, who do you go to? That's right! The next best thing: the Russians. Ooops, no. Look at the Russians... Myskina is... Dementieva is...

goldenlox
May 23rd, 2004, 09:51 PM
Hope Nadia can reach the semis again. You know it may sound very optimistic and it probably won't happen, but Nadia could win Roland Garros this year. :D If she plays well she should be able to make at least the quarterfinals. :) In the quarterfinals she could face Justine, but since Juju isn't 100% well she may not make it there or if she does then Nadia has a chance to make the upset since Justine is sick. In the semifinals maybe Amelie Mauresmo, but can Amelie succeed despite the pressure of her home fans? So maybe Amelie will be knocked out before the semis as usual. In the final maybe Serena Williams. Well Nadia thrashed her on clay in Amelia Island 6-2 6-3 and Serena never does any better on red clay so Nadia has a chance to beat her also. Then Nadia becomes the champion of Roland Garros 2004. :p But it won't probably happen this year. Just saying that Nadia kinda got lucked out a little with everyone's situations. ;) Hopefully Nadia will take advantage of this. Good luck Nadia! :bounce: Win Roland Garros 2004! :woohoo:

I want Nadia to do well also. But I want her to win her first match.
She did not do that in Rome. One match at a time.

Derek.
May 23rd, 2004, 10:32 PM
Very true, goldenlox. :) Hopefully Nadia can win a few matches to get her confidence going so she can go deep in the 2nd week. ;)

Derek.
May 23rd, 2004, 10:33 PM
Russian women coming to conquer
By Guillaume Baraise
Thursday, April 29, 2004

A Russian woman has never won Roland Garros - but that just might be about to change. No less than ten Russians can legitimately hope to follow in the footsteps of Yevgeny Kafelnikov, who won the men’s title back here in 1996.

We know all about the Belgian women, in the shape and form of last year’s finalists, Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters. The American contingent, led by the Williams sisters, will of course be taking Roland Garros by storm again this year. Amélie Mauresmo will be back too, on home soil and out to achieve her most cherished dream.

And then there are the Russians. Lots of Russians. Anna Kournikova may have gone, without winning a major tournament in her career, but the sultry beauty has nonetheless left a lasting impression in her homeland. Anna K’s influence can be seen in today’s “Russian School” of world-class women players, all well capable of winning Grand Slams over the coming months and years. All hail from a country that won the Davis Cup back in 2002.
At the start of the clay court season, on 4 April, there were no less than eight Russians among the top 30 in the world. That is better than any other nation, and concrete evidence a Russian girl may soon go one better than Olga Morozova and Natasha Zvereva (later of Byelorussia), finalists at Roland Garros in 1974 and 1988 respectively.

Anastasia Myskina (22) looks best equipped to mount a successful assault on the French Open crown. After all, she has not risen to number 5 in the world (in early April) without being able to call on a redoubtable array of shots. Yet in four visits to the City of Light, a city she confess to love, Myskina has only won one paltry match at Roland Garros. That poor Parisian record was put down to a faulty temperament, but such has been the progress these past two years of the girl trained by Marat Safin’s mother that she should do well this time around. Whether she can go further than the quarter-finals, a stage she has reached at three previous Grand Slams, remains to be seen.

Up and coming Russians


Elena Dementieva (22) is another future star who adores France and all things French. Not only that, she speaks the language of Moličre perfectly, having studied it back home in Moscow. On the back of a run to the final in Miami, she rose to sixth in the world in March this year, her best-ever ranking. A striking blond, Dementieva looks older than her age and plays like someone more mature too, employing a wide range of shots to grind down opponents. Her stamina and determination often do the rest, but if there is one weakness in her game it has to be her serve, which sometimes lacks punch. Just behind Dementieva come two girls who confounded the experts at last year’s "Roland" by battling though to an all-Russian quarter-final. The tall and svelte Nadia Petrova (21) used all her strength to overcome Vera Zvonareva (19), the teenager who had beaten Venus Williams in the previous round. Petrova thus booked a place in the last four, where she lost to Kim Clijsters. Petrova recently beat Serena Williams at Amelia Island before moving to 7th in the world on 12 April as a result. One year on from her semi-final appearance, she just might go all way this year in Paris.

Svetlana Kuznetsova (18), Maria Sharapova (17) and Dinara Safina (18) have also caught the eye in recent months. Kuznetsova was the first to beat Justine Henin-Hardenne in 2004, in Doha. Sharapova already has two tournament titles under her belt and, for better or for worse, is currently being compared in the American media to Kournikova. Her fetching, all-American looks are not dissimilar to those of her glorious predecessor, although her screams as she hits through the ball are more reminiscent of Monica Seles. Marat Safin’s sister Dinara also has two tournament wins to her name.

As if all that talent were not enough for one country, it would be amiss not to mention Elena Bovina, world ranked 30 on 4 April, Lina Krasnoroutskaya (38th in the world, 1999 world junior champion), and Elena Likhovtseva (45th), who could also surprise a few people on clay this May.

Put all those names in a list and you soon realise that Russian tennis is about so much more than just Kournikova these days. Not that we don’t miss seeing Anna around the court…

goldenlox
May 24th, 2004, 01:49 AM
Russians on the rise
Henin-Hardenne says young stars are real threat in Paris

Posted: Sunday May 23, 2004 3:46PM

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PARIS (AP) -- Justine Henin-Hardenne says she's "hearing more Russian than English spoken around the locker rooms" on the women's tennis circuit these days.

The French Open champion warned Sunday that rising Russian stars such as Nadia Petrova, Anastasia Myskina, Vera Zvonareva and Maria Sharapova could pose a genuine threat on clay at Roland Garros this year.

"The rise of Russian players in the standings is very impressive," Henin-Hardenne said. "They're young, audacious and they never relinquish anything, even if they are losing."

Statistically, Henin-Hardenne's message certainly appears to be backed up.

There are eight seeded Russian women in the draw -- more than any other country.

The United States has six, France follows with four. Of the top 10 seeds at Roland Garros, Russian and American players are evenly split at four each.

"There's a lot of talented players from Russia. They're very strong, very intense. It's good for tennis," said Venus Williams, seeded No. 4.

Williams should know -- having lost 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 to hard-hitting 19-year-old Zvonareva in the fourth round last year.

"Zvonareva's a good player," Williams said. "She always puts a lot of energy toward her game, always trying to do her best. She fights very hard to win."

Williams also surprisingly lost a quarterfinal 6-2, 6-3 to 18-year-old Svetlana Kuznetsova on hard courts at Dubai in February.

However, despite the influx of talented Russian players -- there are 10 in the top 50 WTA entry rankings -- doubts remain whether they can step up and win a Grand Slam.

The last Russian woman to reach a Grand Slam final was Natasha Zvereva, who was crushed 6-0, 6-0 by Steffi Graf at Roland Garros in 1988. Zvereva was the first Russian lady finalist since Olga Morozova lost the French Open -- 6-1, 6-2 -- and Wimbledon -- 6-0, 6-4 _ to American Chris Evert in 1974.

"There's a lot of different levels you need to have right in order to win a Grand Slam," said Jennifer Capriati, who has won three herself.

"You have to be mentally strong and fight to the end out there. You need to take it to an extra level. That's not an easy thing to do."

For Petrova, not being a favorite in Paris suits her just fine.

"No one expects anything out of me," she said. "No one is putting me in the spotlight, this gives me more freedom to be myself and play my own game."

A semifinalist here last year, losing 7-5, 6-1 to Belgium's Kim Clijsters, Petrova is one of only two Russian women in the Open era to reach the quarters at Roland Garros. The other was Morozova in 1975.

Petrova, the Moscow-born 21-year-old, toppled former World No. 1 Monica Seles and 2001 champion Capriati on her way to the semis.

"The results here last year changed me on the circuit," she said. "I began playing with a lot more freedom in my game. I've made a lot of improvements since last year and have much more confidence."

Petrova gained notably in confidence and composure.

"I'm a lot calmer away from tennis," she said. "I'm not so hyper anymore the day before a match. This year I am focusing better."

This, she says, means "staying away from other players and crowds, just practice and practice."

"There are always things to improve," she continued. "When you're No. 1 everything seems perfect, but otherwise you're always challenging."

goldenlox
May 24th, 2004, 02:24 AM
Nadia, Maria, Dinara, and Vera D. are all first on. Vera Z. and Lena D. play later.
I think a clean sweep, 6 for 6, is very possible tomorrow.

goldenlox
May 24th, 2004, 02:31 AM
These would be the rankings when the FO points come off -


1 1 HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE 5757
2 2 CLIJSTERS, KIM 5069
3 3 MAURESMO, AMELIE 3246
4 4 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY 2958
5 5 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA 2807
6 6 CAPRIATI, JENNIFER 2409
7 10 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA 2236
8 9 WILLIAMS, VENUS 2132
9 11 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA 1964
10 7 WILLIAMS, SERENA 1845

11 8 PETROVA, NADIA 1839
12 12 SUGIYAMA, AI 1826
13 14 SUAREZ, PAOLA 1704
14 13 ZVONAREVA, VERA 1645
15 16 FARINA ELIA, SILVIA 1576
16 15 RUBIN, CHANDA 1522
17 18 SMASHNOVA-PISTOLESI, ANNA 1476
18 17 SCHNYDER, PATTY 1443
19 19 SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA 1401
20 20 SHARAPOVA, MARIA 1370.75

21 23 DOKIC, JELENA 1143
22 22 MALEEVA, MAGDALENA 1126
23 25 BOVINA, ELENA 1082

goldenlox
May 24th, 2004, 02:33 AM
Here's the RG point distribution -

Winner 650
Final 456
Semi 292
Quarter 162
R16 90
R32 56
R64 32
R128 2

Derek.
May 24th, 2004, 03:58 AM
I hope Nadia stays in the top 10 after Roland Garros. That's what worries me most. C'mon Nadia! :D Do fantastic in Paris! :bounce:

cool_olga
May 24th, 2004, 06:51 AM
Small article about the Russians http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=news&id=153

fresh2flash
May 24th, 2004, 08:13 AM
Small article about the Russians http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=news&id=153
I'm here. A very interesting and heavy day is expexted. I hope to speak with Kolya Davydenko and biensur with Alyona. :)

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 24th, 2004, 08:38 AM
Masha, Udachi with your 1st round match today!!

Davai Mademoiselle Sharapova!!

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 24th, 2004, 11:16 AM
Sharapova won 6-3 6-0

Congratulations, Masha!!

Keep It Up, Mlle Sharapova!!

Daniel
May 24th, 2004, 11:21 AM
Well done Sharapova

tenn_ace
May 24th, 2004, 11:29 AM
well done Maria!

Nadia is doing I don't know what. havng been an up a break in the second set, now she is down. so she'll probably have to play 3 setter... :mad: concentrate!

tenn_ace
May 24th, 2004, 11:43 AM
oh great Vera D. lost a second set after being a break up :rolleyes:


if Vera loses to someone who ahs just 3 or so wins on clay, that would :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 24th, 2004, 11:46 AM
Nadia won 6-2 6-3

Congratulations!

tenn_ace
May 24th, 2004, 11:46 AM
Nadia woke up in time and finished off her match

Nadia def. Castano 6-2 6-3

tenn_ace
May 24th, 2004, 12:33 PM
Vera D. won 6-1 5-7 6-4

a lot more labour than it should have been :rolleyes: but congrats!

tenn_ace
May 24th, 2004, 12:34 PM
Dinara won 7-5 6-7 6-3


Julia is good player, so no surprise about the score in this match

Derek.
May 24th, 2004, 01:27 PM
Russians having a good day! :woohoo:

goldenlox
May 24th, 2004, 04:51 PM
Nadia, Maria, Dinara, and both Veras have already won. Now we need Lena D. to pull it together.

goldenlox
May 24th, 2004, 05:39 PM
Tuesday Order of Play

CHATRIER 11:00 Start
1.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Mary Pierce (FRA)[30] v. Claudine Schaul (LUX)
followed by: 2.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)[10] v. Kevin Kim (USA)
3.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Iveta Benesova (CZE)v. Serena Williams (USA)[2] 4.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)[4] v. Tommy Haas (GER)

LENGLEN 11:00 Start 1.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Roger Federer (SUI)[1] v. Kristof Vliegen (BEL) followed by:
2.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)v. Venus Williams (USA)[4] 3.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Richard Gasquet (FRA)v. David Nalbandian (ARG)[8] 4.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Jennifer Capriati (USA)[7] v. Yulia Beygelzimer (UKR)

Court 1 11:00 Start 1.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Marion Bartoli (FRA)v. Ai Sugiyama (JPN)[12] followed by:
2.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Xavier Malisse (BEL)v. Rainer Schuettler (GER)[7]
3.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Gisela Dulko (ARG)v. Martina Navratilova (USA)
4.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[12] v. Arnaud Di Pasquale (FRA)

Court 2 11:00 Start
1.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Julien Boutter (FRA)v. Martin Verkerk (NED)[19] followed by: 2.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Nathalie Dechy (FRA)[26] v. Stephanie Foretz (FRA)

3.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Agustin Calleri (ARG)v. Marat Safin (RUS)[20]

4.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Anastasia MYSKINA (RUS)[6] v. Alicia Molik (AUS)

Court 3 11:00 Start
1.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Shinobu Asagoe (JPN)v. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) followed by:
2.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Francesca Schiavone (ITA)[17] v. Stephanie Cohen-Aloro (FRA)
3.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Antony Dupuis (FRA)v. Jiri Novak (CZE)[14]
4.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Nicolas Almagro (ESP)v. Gustavo Kuerten (BRA)[28]

Court 4 11:00 Start

1.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)v. Melinda Czink (HUN) followed by:
2.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[24] v. Taylor Dent (USA)
3.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Barbora Strycova (CZE)v. Els Callens (BEL)
4.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Jurgen Melzer (AUT)v. Wayne Ferreira (RSA)

Court 5 11:00 Start 1.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Kenneth Carlsen (DEN)v. Thomas Enqvist (SWE) followed by:

2.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Roberta Vinci (ITA)v. Elena BOVINA (RUS)[25]

3.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Robin Soderling (SWE)v. Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR)
4.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Kelly Mc Cain (USA)v. Petra Mandula (HUN)[29]

Court 6 11:00 Start

1.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Jelena Kostanic (CRO)v. Camille Pin (FRA) followed by: 2.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)[25] v. Hicham Arazi (MAR)
3.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Denisa Chladkova (CZE)v. Severine Beltrame (FRA) 4.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Guillermo Canas (ARG)v. Gaston Gaudio (ARG)

Court 7 11:00 Start
1.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Thierry Ascione (FRA)v. Nicolas Kiefer (GER) followed by:


2.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Lubomira Bacheva (BUL)v. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[11]


3.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Albert Costa (ESP)[26] v. Flavio Saretta (BRA)
4.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Martina Sucha (SVK)v. Fabiola Zuluaga (COL)[23]

Court 8 11:00 Start
1.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Daniel Elsner (GER)v. Alexander Peya (AUT) followed by: 2.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)v. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 3.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Kristian Pless (DEN)v. Alejandro Falla (COL)
4.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)v. Cara Black (ZIM)

Court 9 11:00 Start 1.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Potito Starace (ITA)v. Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) followed by: 2.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Silvija Talaja (CRO)v. Emmanuelle Gagliardi (SUI) 3.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Ivo Karlovic (CRO)v. Karol Kucera (SVK) 4.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN)v. Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA)


Court 10 11:00 Start
1.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Barbara Schett (AUT)v. Barbara Rittner (GER) followed by:
2.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Stefan Koubek (AUT)v. David Sanchez (ESP)


3.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)v. Alina Jidkova (RUS)


4.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Jan Vacek (CZE)v. Igor Andreev (RUS)

Court 11 11:00 Start

1.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Marie-Gayane Mikaelian (SUI)v. Maria Kirilenko (RUS) followed by:

2.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Felix Mantilla (ESP)v. Jeff Salzenstein (USA) 3.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Eva Birnerova (CZE)v. Kveta Peschke (CZE) 4.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)v. Gilles Elseneer (BEL)

Court 14 11:00 Start 1.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Laura Granville (USA)v. Gala Leon Garcia (ESP) followed by: 2.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Olivier Rochus (BEL)v. David Ferrer (ESP) 3.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Tzipora Obziler (ISR)v. Shenay Perry (USA) 4.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Christophe Rochus (BEL)v. Marc Lopez (ESP)


Court 16 11:00 Start 1.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Victor Hanescu (ROM)v. Jean-Rene Lisnard (FRA) followed by: 2.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Patty Schnyder (SUI)[16] v. Aniko Kapros (HUN) 3.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)[23] v. Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) 4.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Teryn Ashley (USA)v. Conchita Martinez (ESP)[20]


Court 17 11:00 Start 1.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Kristina Brandi (PUR)v. Virginie Razzano (FRA) followed by: 2.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Julien Benneteau (FRA)v. Max Mirnyi (BLR)[29] 3.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Karolina Sprem (CRO)[22] v. Myriam Casanova (SUI) 4.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Olivier Patience (FRA)v. Filippo Volandri (ITA)

goldenlox
May 24th, 2004, 05:44 PM
Tuesday - Sveta and Lena B. should win. Maria K. and Nastya need to play their best. And Elena L. plays Alina.

goldenlox
May 24th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Lena D. won, as did Maria, Nadia, Dinara and both Vera's.
I think at least 5 will win their second round match. Vera D. has to do something special against Suarez.

goldenlox
May 24th, 2004, 08:35 PM
Nadia, Maria, Dinara, and Vera D. are all first on. Vera Z. and Lena D. play later.
I think a clean sweep, 6 for 6, is very possible tomorrow.Russian revolution in Paris
By Araz Gulekjian
Monday, May 24, 2004

The Russian women’s delegation scored a perfect 'ten' in day one action at Roland Garros with all six women booking their passage into the second round.

The Russians were led ably by eighth seed Nadia Petrova, a surprise semi finalist here last year, who today wasted no time in dismantling Colombian Catalina Castano 6-2 6-3.

Elena Dementieva, No9, probably had to work the hardest to edge Mervana Jugic-Salkic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The 22-year-old Russian finally pulled through 7-6(4) 1-6 6-4 after a hard fought contest with her 24-year-old opponent, who was making her Grand Slam debut.

Also Monday, tenth-seeded Vera Zvonareva, a quarter finalist here in ‘03, made short work of Slovakian Zuzana Kucova 6-0 6-2, while No32 seed Dinara Safina, the little sister of former men’s US Open champion Marat Safin, scraped a 7-5 6-7 (4) 6-3 victory over Germany’s Julia Schruff. Teenage standout Vera Douchevina also edged Japan’s Saori Obata 1-6 7-5 6-4 despite committing 50 unforced errors, and Russian diva Maria Sharapova, the No18 seed, pulled through with a 6-3 6-0 wipeout of Austrian Barbara Schwartz.

goldenlox
May 24th, 2004, 08:54 PM
http://www.sportinglife.com/images/spacer.gifhttp://www.sportinglife.com/images/spacer.gifhttp://www.sportinglife.com/images/spacer.gif OPEN NEWS http://www.sportinglife.com/images/spacer.gifhttp://www.sportinglife.com/pictures/general/sharapovarolandgarros04.jpg Sharapova on her way to victory.
RUSSIANS ROMP INTO ROUND TWO

Maria Sharapova led a host of Russian players into the second round of the women's singles on Monday.

The teenage star was the first player into round two as she thrashed Barbara Schwartz 6-3 6-0 out on Court Six with a ruthless display of hitting.

The in-form Vera Zvonareva, seeded nine, dropped only two games in her first-round match.

Slovakian Zuzana Kucova may have won three matches in qualifying, but she was never in danger of adding to that win tally, Zvonareva sweeping to a 6-0 6-2 win in just 40 minutes.

Nadia Petrova, the eighth seed, was almost as impressive.

She saw off Catalina Castano, of Colombia, 6-2 6-3 in her opening match of the tournament.

And Dinara Safina, sister of men's star Marat Safin, joined her compatriots in the last 64.

Julia Schruff put up a sterner fight but was still forced to succumb, losing 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 to the 18-year-old who is seeded 32nd.

Elena Dementieva, the ninth seed, was also taken to three sets, but she prevailed in the evening sunshine against Mervana Jugic-Salkic.

In what was a real baseline war of attrition, the Russian triumphed 7-6 (7-4) 1-6 6-4.

Vera Douchevina, another Russian, also booked her place in round two with a three-set success over Japan's Saori Obata.

cool_olga
May 24th, 2004, 10:43 PM
Congratz all the Russians today :) Nadia, Vera, Lena, Vera D., Masha, Dinara, good job :)

goldenlox
May 24th, 2004, 11:19 PM
DOUBLES DRAW -


Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP (1)
Paola Suarez ARG (1)
vs.
Gulnara Fattakhetdinova RUS
Galina Fokina RUS


Jennifer Russell USA
Mara Santangelo ITA
vs.
Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie ROM
Laura Montalvo ARG


Adriana Serra Zanetti ITA
Antonella Serra Zanetti ITA
vs.
Iveta Benesova CZE
Michaela Pastikova CZE


Olga Blahotova CZE
Gabriela Navratilova CZE
vs.
Barbara Schett AUT (16)
Patty Schnyder SUI (16)

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Anastasia Myskina RUS (11)
Vera Zvonareva RUS (11)
vs.
Pauline Parmentier FRA
Aurelie Vedy FRA


Laura Granville USA
Asa Svensson SWE
vs.
Rita Grande ITA
Tamarine Tanasugarn THA


Kveta Peschke CZE
Barbara Rittner GER
vs.
Lisa Mcshea AUS
Milagros Sequera VEN


Severine Beltrame FRA
Camille Pin FRA
vs.
Janette Husarova SVK (7)
Conchita Martinez ESP (7)

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Liezel Huber RSA (3)
Ai Sugiyama JPN (3)
vs.
Shinobu Asagoe JPN
Rika Fujiwara JPN


Tina Krizan SLO
Katarina Srebotnik SLO
vs.
Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA
Claudine Schaul LUX


Kildine Chevalier FRA
Sophie Lefevre FRA
vs.
Tatiana Perebiynis UKR
Silvija Talaja CRO


Teryn Ashley USA
Shenay Perry USA
vs.
Silvia Farina Elia ITA (15)
Francesca Schiavone ITA (15)

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Ting Li CHN (10)
Tian Tian Sun CHN (10)
vs.
Julie Ditty USA
Martina Muller GER


Sandrine Testud FRA
Roberta Vinci ITA
vs.
Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario ESP


Jennifer Hopkins USA
Mashona Washington USA
vs.
Yulia Beygelzimer UKR
Tatiana Poutchek BLR


Nicole Pratt AUS
Christina Wheeler AUS
vs.
Cara Black ZIM (6)
Rennae Stubbs AUS (6)

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Martina Navratilova USA (5)
Lisa Raymond USA (5)
vs.
Lubomira Kurhajcova SVK
Libuse Prusova CZE


Zsofia Gubacsi HUN
Kyra Nagy HUN
vs.
Tathiana Garbin ITA
Samantha Reeves USA


Stephanie Foretz FRA
Virginie Razzano FRA
vs.
Bryanne Stewart AUS
Samantha Stosur AUS


Eleni Daniilidou GRE
Fabiola Zuluaga COL
vs.
Marion Bartoli FRA (9)
Emilie Loit FRA (9)

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Els Callens BEL (13)
Meilen Tu USA (13)
vs.
Mervana Jugic-Salkic BIH
Darija Jurak CRO


Denisa Chladkova CZE
Elena Dementieva RUS
vs.
Virginie Pichet FRA
Capucine Rousseau FRA


Maria Elena Camerin ITA
Alina Jidkova RUS
vs.
Petra Mandula HUN
Elena Tatarkova UKR


Maret Ani EST
Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI
vs.
Nadia Petrova RUS (4)
Meghann Shaughnessy USA (4)

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Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN (8)
Angelique Widjaja INA (8)
vs.
Daniela Hantuchova SVK
Dinara Safina RUS


Jill Craybas USA
Marlene Weingartner GER
vs.
Conchita Martinez Granados ESP
Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP


Jelena Kostanic CRO
Henrieta Nagyova SVK
vs.
Lubomira Bacheva BUL
Caroline Dhenin FRA


Bethanie Mattek USA
Abigail Spears USA
vs.
Alicia Molik AUS (12)
Magui Serna ESP (12)

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Myriam Casanova SUI (14)
Patricia Wartusch AUT (14)
vs.
Evgenia Kulikovskaya RUS
Daria Kustava BLR


Zi Yan CHN
Jie Zheng CHN
vs.
Gisela Dulko ARG
Patricia Tarabini ARG


Ansley Cargill USA
Nana Miyagi JPN
vs.
Sonya Jeyaseelan CAN
Magdalena Maleeva BUL


Janet Lee TPE
Jessica Lehnhoff USA
vs.
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (2)
Elena Likhovtseva RUS (2)

goldenlox
May 24th, 2004, 11:27 PM
Nadia is in the same half as Sveta/Lena. I was hoping they would meet in the final.

- L i n a -
May 24th, 2004, 11:51 PM
Bovina isn't playing doubles again... :confused:

goldenlox
May 24th, 2004, 11:53 PM
I noticed that also. In Melbourne she wasn't going to play mixed either. Nenad needed a partner. Lena had submitted her name.

- L i n a -
May 25th, 2004, 12:00 AM
I just don't understand why Lena doesn't want to play doubles... and can't get some really good partners.

She has some excellent doubles' results in her short career... while never having a consistant partner.

Epigone
May 25th, 2004, 01:01 AM
Vera and Nastya are in a nice section of the draw. I just hope that Nastya plays well, coz Vera has been in great doubles form on clay.

goldenlox
May 25th, 2004, 01:17 AM
Vera/Nastya are 2 matches from Husarova/Martinez , who just them in the Berlin semis.

Epigone
May 25th, 2004, 01:48 AM
Vera/Nastya are 2 matches from Husarova/Martinez , who just them in the Berlin semis.True, but that was Nastya's first doubles tournament in quite a long time. Vera should play well because it's the French Open, but Nastya might not play as well for the same reason. It's Vera's job to lift the team. If Vera and Nastya can work together, they will be very dangerous.

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 25th, 2004, 02:45 AM
Nadia, Maria, Dinara, and Vera D. are all first on. Vera Z. and Lena D. play later.
I think a clean sweep, 6 for 6, is very possible tomorrow.
The Russians "scored a perfect 'ten' in day one action" and so did goldenlox.

(goldenlox, now you even quote yourself - you would have me to do it for you anyway.)

the cat
May 25th, 2004, 03:22 AM
GL is on a roll, MSF! :D The girl knows what she's talking about! :)

fresh2flash
May 25th, 2004, 08:48 AM
1st day. A short report. It happened to be a good day apart from the loss of Kolya Davydenko. He could have beaten Coria if he was in a better form. In the beginning he was in control of the match playing agressively and not giving Coria a slightest chance. But then he began to fade. After the match I spoke to Kolya and he said that in Sent-Polten he had heart problems :eek: and because of that he felt very bad. Now he wants to undergo a detailed medical treatment. Alyona in the match against a dont-really-remember-her-name-and-don't-care girl from BIH played very badly. She didn't have a serve at all and it was a miracle that she won that match. But she said that she was surprised herself of her poor game and hopes to play much better in the 2nd round. Both short (very short indeed :() interviews with Kolya and Alyona will be on Wednsday in Sport-Express.
And last but not least I handed to Alyona our fans' letter. She was very pleased, even blushed and looked sooo pretty at this moment. :drool:

AKTW
May 25th, 2004, 09:20 AM
Thank you very much fresh2flash. :)
Lena was very pleased receiving our letter. :D I do hope Elena can play much better against Pratt.
And, do you know if Elena was having a stomach injury?

cool_olga
May 25th, 2004, 11:05 AM
That's great to hear frsh2flash! :D That's good if Alyona was happy. Did you see Nastya? :rolleyes: Hope she wins today.

I agree with Martin that Vera and Nastya can be dangerous but Vera will be leader now in this team. Roland Garros is Vera's favourite grand slam and for Nastya it is most hated one. Tjink Vera can bring some positive thinking to this team and they both will be playing great.

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 25th, 2004, 12:29 PM
Maria K. beat Mikaelian 7-5 7-6(5)

Congratulations!

sirius21
May 25th, 2004, 12:30 PM
GREAT JOB BY THE GIRLS YESTERDAY!

and misha too...pity abt nikolay...

now for today. the "top russians" in action today... *crosses fingers and hopes for the best*

Stephieva
May 25th, 2004, 12:32 PM
Alyona in the match against a dont-really-remember-her-name-and-don't-care girl from BIH played very badly. She didn't have a serve at all and it was a miracle that she won that match. But she said that she was surprised herself of her poor game and hopes to play much better in the 2nd round. Both short (very short indeed :() interviews with Kolya and Alyona will be on Wednsday in Sport-Express.
And last but not least I handed to Alyona our fans' letter. She was very pleased, even blushed and looked sooo pretty at this moment. :drool:fresh...thx v much...:worship:
how is lena's injury?!?! :sad:
me hopes lena's aright...

TheBoiledEgg
May 25th, 2004, 12:46 PM
thanx fresh :)
look forward to ur reports :)

Masha K made it 7/7 :D :)

bubble
May 25th, 2004, 01:20 PM
Thanks Fresh :)
I'm glad she has our letters at this time to perk her up :)

Keep posting :)

the cat
May 25th, 2004, 01:25 PM
Congrats to Little Masha on her tough win today and making it 7 for 7 thus far in matches won for the Russina's at the 2004 French Open! :D

And I'm glad Elena got the letters we wrote to her. I hope the letters make her feel good. Thanks Fresh.

TheBoiledEgg
May 25th, 2004, 01:35 PM
Sveta made it 8/8

Lena B 7-5 2-0 up

Alina vs Lena L to come
plus Nastya

KV
May 25th, 2004, 02:37 PM
The 100 % record remains. Go for Makiri and Vera D. as most satisfying results in the first round. Makiri will probably stay in the top 100. Vera D. getting closer to the top 70. :bounce:

Daniel
May 25th, 2004, 02:46 PM
I wish the best to Myskina against molik :worship:
Vamos Anastasia!!!! :)

cool_olga
May 25th, 2004, 02:58 PM
Great it is 9/9 !!! Today Maria, Lena B. and Sveta :) Hope Nastya makes is 10/10...But unfortunately Lena L. and Alina drawed each other so there won't be 100% after today anyways

goldenlox
May 25th, 2004, 04:24 PM
That is something, 9 for 9. Alina and Elena L. in the third set. Good luck Nastya!

goldenlox
May 25th, 2004, 04:38 PM
Wednesday Order of Play

CHATRIER 11:00 Start
1.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Juan Monaco (ARG)v. Guillermo Coria (ARG)[3] followed by:
2.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)[3] v. Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
3.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Fabrice Santoro (FRA)v. Irakli Labadze (GEO)
4.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP)v. Lindsay Davenport (USA)[5]

LENGLEN 11:00 Start
1.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Jie Zheng (CHN)v. Emilie Loit (FRA)[31] followed by:
2.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Carlos Moya (ESP)[5] v. Fernando Vicente (ESP)
3.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)[1] v. Tathiana Garbin (ITA)
4.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Olivier Mutis (FRA)v. Andy Roddick (USA)[2]

Court 1 11:00 Start


1.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. VERA Zvonareva (RUS)[10] v. Magui Serna (ESP) followed by:


2.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Lars Burgsmuller (GER)v. Tim Henman (GBR)[9]
3.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)v. Silvia Farina Elia (ITA)[15]
4.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Jerome Haehnel (FRA)v. Michael Llodra (FRA)

Court 2 11:00 Start

1.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Yuliana Fedak (UKR)v. NADIA Petrova (RUS)[8] followed by:



2.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Florian Mayer (GER)v. Nicolas Escude (FRA)


3.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. ELENA Dementieva (RUS)[9] v. Nicole Pratt (AUS)



4.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Vladimir Voltchkov (BLR)v. Nicolas Massu (CHI)[11]

Court 3 11:00 Start
1.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)v. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)[22] followed by:
2.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Marlene Weingartner (GER)v. Maria Elena Camerin (ITA)



3.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. VERA Douchevina (RUS)v. Paola Suarez (ARG)[14]


4.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Scott Humphries (USA)
Paradorn Srichaphan (THA)
v. Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[2]
Todd Woodbridge (AUS)[2]
5.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Sebastien De Chaunac (FRA)
Stephane Robert (FRA)
v. Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)[3]
Max Mirnyi (BLR)[3]

Court 5 11:00 Start

1.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Luis Horna (PER)v. Galo Blanco (ESP) followed by:
2.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR)v. Ashley Harkleroad (USA)


3.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Anastasia Myskina (RUS)[11] /Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[11]
v. Pauline Parmentier (FRA)/Aurelie Vedy (FRA)


4.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Ting Li (CHN)[10]
Tian Tian Sun (CHN)[10]
v. Julie Ditty (USA)
Martina Muller (GER)

Court 6 11:00 Start

1.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP)v. Lisa Raymond (USA)[28] followed by:
2.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Mariano Zabaleta (ARG)[30] v. Mario Ancic (CRO)
3.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)v. Andrei Pavel (ROM)[21]


4.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. DINARA Safina (RUS)[32] v. Marissa Irvin (USA)

Court 7 11:00 Start
1.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Paradorn Srichaphan (THA)[13] v. Alex Corretja (ESP) followed by:

2.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Rita Grande (ITA)v. MARIA Sharapova (RUS)[18]

3.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Julien Jeanpierre (FRA)v. Vincent Spadea (USA)[27]
4.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)[21] v. Marta Marrero (ESP)

Court 8 11:00 Start
1.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Jelena Kostanic (CRO)
Henrieta Nagyova (SVK)
v. Lubomira Bacheva (BUL)
Caroline Dhenin (FRA) followed by: 2.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Jordan Kerr (AUS)
Tom Vanhoudt (BEL)
v. Andre Sa (BRA)
Flavio Saretta (BRA)
3.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Adriana Serra Zanetti (ITA)
Antonella Serra Zanetti (ITA)
v. Iveta Benesova (CZE)
Michaela Pastikova (CZE)
4.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Simon Aspelin (SWE)
Graydon Oliver (USA)
v. Karol Beck (SVK)
Jiri Novak (CZE)
5.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Lucas Arnold (ARG)
Martin Garcia (ARG)
v. Yves Allegro (SUI)
Michael Kohlmann (GER)

Court 9 11:00 Start 1.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Myriam Casanova (SUI)[14]
Patricia Wartusch (AUT)[14]
v. Evgenia Kulikovskaya (RUS)
Daria Kustava (BLR)
followed by: 2.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Kveta Peschke (CZE)
Barbara Rittner (GER)
v. Lisa Mcshea (AUS)
Milagros Sequera (VEN)
3.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Leander Paes (IND)[10]
David Rikl (CZE)[10]
v. Juan Ignacio Carrasco (ESP)
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)
4.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. John van Lottum (NED)
Martin Verkerk (NED)
v. Hicham Arazi (MAR)
Harel Levy (ISR)

Court 10 11:00 Start 1.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Rick Leach (USA)
Brian Macphie (USA)
v. David Ferrer (ESP)
Alberto Martin (ESP)
followed by: 2.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Olga Blahotova (CZE)
Gabriela Navratilova (CZE)
v. Barbara Schett (AUT)[16]
Patty Schnyder (SUI)[16]
3.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Albert Montanes (ESP)
David Sanchez (ESP)
v. Jared Palmer (USA)[12]
Pavel Vizner (CZE)[12]
4.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Zi Yan (CHN)
Jie Zheng (CHN)
v. Gisela Dulko (ARG)
Patricia Tarabini (ARG)
5.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Mario Ancic (CRO)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
v. Jaroslav Levinsky (CZE)
Filippo Volandri (ITA)

Court 11 11:00 Start 1.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Wayne Arthurs (AUS)[5]
Paul Hanley (AUS)[5]
v. Alexander Peya (AUT)
Rogier Wassen (NED)
followed by: 2.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Liezel Huber(RSA)[3]
Ai Sugiyama (JPN)[3]
v. Shinobu Asagoe (JPN)
Rika Fujiwara (JPN)
3.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Jennifer Hopkins (USA)
Mashona Washington (USA)
v. Yulia Beygelzimer (UKR)
Tatiana Poutchek (BLR)
4.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Jan-Michael Gambill (USA)
Michael Hill (AUS)
v. Tomas Cibulec (CZE)[16]
Petr Pala (CZE)[16]

Court 14 11:00 Start 1.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Jennifer Russell (USA)
Mara Santangelo (ITA)
v. Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie (ROM)
Laura Montalvo (ARG)
followed by: 2.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Mark Knowles (BAH)[4]
Daniel Nestor (CAN)[4]
v. Ashley Fisher (AUS)
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
3.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Severine Beltrame (FRA)
Camille Pin (FRA)
v. Janette Husarova (SVK)[7]
Conchita Martinez (ESP)[7]
4.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Nicolas Kiefer (GER)
Rainer Schuettler (GER)
v. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Gaston Gaudio (ARG)


5.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Maria Elena Camerin (ITA)
Alina Jidkova (RUS)
v. Petra Mandula (HUN)
Elena Tatarkova (UKR)


Court 16 11:00 Start 1.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Janet Lee (TPE)
Jessica Lehnhoff (USA)
v. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[2]
Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)[2]


followed by: 2.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Raemon Sluiter (NED)v. Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)[31] 3.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Cyril Saulnier (FRA)
v. Igor Andreev (RUS)
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)
4.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Travis Parrott (USA)
Thomas Shimada (JPN)
v. Karsten Braasch (GER)
Sargis Sargsian (ARM)
Court 17 11:00 Start 1.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Bob Bryan (USA)[1]
Mike Bryan (USA)[1]
v. Johan Landsberg (SWE)
Robin Soderling (SWE)
followed by: 2.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd. Stephanie Foretz (FRA)
Virginie Razzano (FRA)
v. Bryanne Stewart (AUS)
Samantha Stosur (AUS)
3.Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Klara Koukalova (CZE)v. Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR)[19]

4.Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd. Tommy Robredo (ESP)[17] v. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

cool_olga
May 25th, 2004, 06:05 PM
Lena 6-2 1-6 7-5. Nastya in third set. That's good, she lost first 4-6 but didn't give up and won second 6-3! :) Nastya please with the third!!!

TheBoiledEgg
May 25th, 2004, 06:42 PM
thats another brill day :D :)

100% or as close as u could get with Alinka losing to Lena L
11 in r2 :) :D :)

2nd rd much tougher for Vera D and Masha K
gonna need something really good from Vera and Masha has to to some mega tricks to win or ;)

as for others....... all the seeded girls should WIN
Lena L is only other one and she plays Zuluaga..... tough as well but she's got a chance.

goldenlox
May 25th, 2004, 06:44 PM
For Maria K., this is our chance to tape her. I almost had that chance for Vika, but she lost a two break lead in the third set against Reeves. So Reeves was on tv.

ys
May 25th, 2004, 06:47 PM
SO far so good.

goldenlox
May 25th, 2004, 06:57 PM
Tomorrow Maria S., Nadia, Vera Z., Elena D., and Dinara should win. Vera D. needs to play her best.
Nastya/Vera, Sveta/Lena, Evgenia Koulikovskaya, and Alina are playing doubles.

AKTW
May 25th, 2004, 07:17 PM
Hope it's 100% again. :)

goldenlox
May 25th, 2004, 09:39 PM
11 Russians in the final 64. And I can't wait to get these doubles matches started.

Derek.
May 26th, 2004, 12:01 AM
Gooooooooo Nadia! :bounce: Good luck to all Russians! :D

AnDyDog621
May 26th, 2004, 12:30 AM
11 Russians in the final 64. And I can't wait to get these doubles matches started.
maybe in 2 more years...it will be 8 russians in the quarterfinals, that would be weird, but greeaaaatt

sirius21
May 26th, 2004, 03:24 AM
brilliant girls!!!! :woohoo:

ys
May 26th, 2004, 06:19 AM
1st day. A short report. It happened to be a good day apart from the loss of Kolya Davydenko. He could have beaten Coria if he was in a better form. In the beginning he was in control of the match playing agressively and not giving Coria a slightest chance. But then he began to fade. After the match I spoke to Kolya and he said that in Sent-Polten he had heart problems :eek: and because of that he felt very bad. Now he wants to undergo a detailed medical treatment. Alyona in the match against a dont-really-remember-her-name-and-don't-care girl from BIH played very badly. She didn't have a serve at all and it was a miracle that she won that match. But she said that she was surprised herself of her poor game and hopes to play much better in the 2nd round. Both short (very short indeed :() interviews with Kolya and Alyona will be on Wednsday in Sport-Express.
And last but not least I handed to Alyona our fans' letter. She was very pleased, even blushed and looked sooo pretty at this moment. :drool:
Nice lil interviews, Gleb.. So.. Alyona now thinks that with Morozova's help she now has a good serve and she just needs to remove a mental block that prevents her from utilizing that new great serve? :eek:

fresh2flash
May 26th, 2004, 08:37 AM
Thanx guys!
Now the 2nd day wasn`t that good for me, cause I was sitting in the press-centre nearly two hours waiting for Tursunov, so I missed much of the action. Still I managed to see Marat Safin who was playing his usual tennis - exellent, but very unstable. I also have seen Elena Bovina. OMG this girl does have power. Even on clay she played very agressive, and just sweeped Roberta Vinci off the court. After the match I asked her about Rudolph Zagaynov and she said she is very happy to work with him. She also said that she feels at last 100 per cent healthy and is ready to begin an attack for the number position in the world. :) Very positive attitude indeed.

Daniel
May 26th, 2004, 08:44 AM
Thanks fresh2 flash :)
Anastasia, well done baby :yeah: :kiss: that show how much she is focus and determined to have a good performance @ RG . Now in hte second round things will be much easier. Good luck Anastasia, VEra D, Vera Z, Petrova ;), Sharapova and Sveta :worship: :worship: :worship:
ps: dont wanna root against my country but it would be nice to see Vera D beaitng Suarez :o

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 26th, 2004, 11:04 AM
Petrova beat Fedak 6-0 6-1 in about 40 minutes.

Congratulations!

AKTW
May 26th, 2004, 11:09 AM
But Vera Z is down 5-7 0-1* :sad:
Please fight back Vera!

AKTW
May 26th, 2004, 12:17 PM
Vera beat Magui Serna 5-7 6-1 6-4 :)
Congrats!

sirius21
May 26th, 2004, 01:21 PM
the girls are 2 of 2 as of right now! woohoo!!! more of them coming up! shrapova leading last time i checked!

TheBoiledEgg
May 26th, 2004, 01:55 PM
Masha just won as well 6-2 6-0 :D :yeah: :D

3/3

Dementieva 6-2 :D :)

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 26th, 2004, 02:02 PM
Well done, Masha!!

Keep It Up, Mlle Sharapova!!

bubble
May 26th, 2004, 02:17 PM
Wow , even Elena D is killing Pratt now.. :)

Keep going girls :)

AKTW
May 26th, 2004, 02:32 PM
4/4
Elena D won 6-2 6-2 :D

Epigone
May 26th, 2004, 03:09 PM
Tathiana Garbin just defeated Justine, so the quarter of the draw containing Vera, Nadia, and Masha has now opened up. The winner of the 4th round match in this segment of the draw has a great chance of making the SF.

tenn_ace
May 26th, 2004, 03:11 PM
so there should be a Russian girl in the quarters (unless Marlene will play out of her mind)... and a very good chance to get to the semis.

goldenlox
May 26th, 2004, 03:13 PM
It's too bad that Nadia, Vera, and Maria are all in the same section. Only one of them can make the quarters, and no Justine in that quarterfinal.

TheBoiledEgg
May 26th, 2004, 03:45 PM
Vera D :sad: :( going down
but she's had alot of break pts, just not taken them :mad:

Paola Suarez is the big danger :fiery:

- L i n a -
May 26th, 2004, 03:53 PM
Plus, we shouldn't forget that Bovina will take out Jen, Serena, and Venus to get to the final.

goldenlox
May 26th, 2004, 05:01 PM
Day 4: Thursday, 27 May

CHATRIER 11:00 Start
1. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Jennifer Capriati (USA)[7] v. Kveta Peschke (CZE)
followed by:
2. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] v. Nicolas Kiefer (GER)
3. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Jelena Kostanic (CRO) v. Venus Williams (USA)[4]
4. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)[4] v. Igor Andreev (RUS)

LENGLEN 11:00 Start
1. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[12] v. Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
followed by:
2. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Mary Pierce (FRA)[30] v. Gala Leon Garcia (ESP)
3. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)[10] v. Potito Starace (ITA)


4. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) v. Serena Williams (USA)[2]



Court 1 11:00 Start
1. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Francesca Schiavone (ITA)[17] v. Virginie Razzano (FRA)
followed by:
2. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
David Ferrer (ESP) v. Julien Benneteau (FRA)


3. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Anastasia Myskina (RUS)[6] v. Barbora Strycova (CZE)


4. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Felix Mantilla (ESP) v. Marat Safin (RUS)[20]

Court 2 11:00 Start
1. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) v. Ai Sugiyama (JPN)[12]
followed by:
2. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Gilles Elseneer (BEL) v. Gustavo Kuerten (BRA)[28]


3. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Barbara Rittner (GER) v. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[11]


4. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Alejandro Falla (COL) v. David Nalbandian (ARG)[8]


Court 3 Start
1. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Patty Schnyder (SUI)[16] v. Shinobu Asagoe (JPN)
followed by:
2. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Victor Hanescu (ROM) v. Martin Verkerk (NED)[19]


3. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) v. Elena Bovina (RUS)[25]


4. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
v. Arnaud Clement (FRA)
Nicolas Escude (FRA)

5. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Martina Navratilova (USA)[5]
Lisa Raymond (USA)[5]
v. Lubomira Kurhajcova (SVK)
Libuse Prusova (CZE)

Court 5 11:00 Start
1. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Myriam Casanova (SUI) v. Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN)
followed by:
2. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Denisa Chladkova (CZE) v. Petra Mandula (HUN)[29]
3. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)[25] v. Stefan Koubek (AUT)


4. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Denisa Chladkova (CZE)
Elena Dementieva (RUS)
v. Virginie Pichet (FRA)
Capucine Rousseau (FRA)


Court 6 11:00 Start
1. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Albert Costa (ESP)[26] v. Christophe Rochus (BEL)
followed by:



2. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) v. Fabiola Zuluaga (COL)[23]



3. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Gisela Dulko (ARG) v. Conchita Martinez (ESP)[20]
4. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[24] v. Thomas Enqvist (SWE)

Court 7 11:00 Start
1. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Olivier Patience (FRA) v. Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR)
followed by:
2. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Stephanie Foretz (FRA) v. Silvija Talaja (CRO)
3. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Gaston Gaudio (ARG) v. Jiri Novak (CZE)[14]
4. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Sandrine Testud (FRA)
Roberta Vinci (ITA)
v. Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP)

Court 8 11:00 Start
1. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Julian Knowle (AUT)[15]
Nenad Zimonjic (SCG)[15]
v. Robby Ginepri (USA)
Mark Merklein (BAH)

followed by:
2. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Federico Browne (ARG)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
v. Tomas Berdych (CZE)
Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)

3. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Ansley Cargill (USA)
Nana Miyagi (JPN)
v. Sonya Jeyaseelan (CAN)
Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)

4. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Irakli Labadze (GEO)
Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
v. Gaston Etlis (ARG)[9]
Martin Rodriguez (ARG)[9]


Court 9 11:00 Start
1. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Massimo Bertolini (ITA)
Robbie Koenig (RSA)
v. Jeff Coetzee (RSA)
Chris Haggard (RSA)

followed by:
2. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Zsofia Gubacsi (HUN)
Kyra Nagy (HUN)
v. Tathiana Garbin (ITA)
Samantha Reeves (USA)



3. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Maret Ani (EST)
Emmanuelle Gagliardi (SUI)
v. Nadia Petrova (RUS)[4]
Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)[4]



4. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN)[8]
Angelique Widjaja (INA)[8]
v. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
Dinara Safina (RUS)




Court 10 11:00 Start
1. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Jonathan Erlich (ISR)[11]
Andy Ram (ISR)[11]
v. David Skoch (CZE)
Jim Thomas (USA)

followed by:
2. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Jill Craybas (USA)
Marlene Weingartner (GER)
v. Conchita Martinez Granados (ESP)
Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP)

3. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Julien Boutter (FRA)
Antony Dupuis (FRA)
v. Julien Jeanpierre (FRA)
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

4. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)[1]
Paola Suarez (ARG)[1]
v. Gulnara Fattakhetdinova (RUS)
Galina Fokina (RUS)


5. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Bethanie Mattek (USA)
Abigail Spears (USA)
v. Alicia Molik (AUS)[12]
Magui Serna (ESP)[12]


Court 11 11:00 Start
1. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Els Callens (BEL)[13]
Meilen Tu (USA)[13]
v. Mervana Jugic-Salkic (BIH)
Darija Jurak (CRO)

followed by:
2. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Martin Damm (CZE)[8]
Cyril Suk (CZE)[8]
v. Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL)
Marcin Matkowski (POL)

3. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Teryn Ashley (USA)
Shenay Perry (USA)
v. Silvia Farina Elia (ITA)[15]
Francesca Schiavone (ITA)[15]

4. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Xavier Malisse (BEL)
Olivier Rochus (BEL)
v. Todd Martin (USA)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)


Court 14 11:00 Start
1. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Thierry Ascione (FRA)
Jean-Francois Bachelot (FRA)
v. Frantisek Cermak (CZE)[14]
Leos Friedl (CZE)[14]

followed by:
2. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Luis Horna (PER)
Alex Lopez Moron (ESP)
v. Wayne Black (ZIM)[7]
Kevin Ullyett (ZIM)[7]

3. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Mariano Hood (ARG)[13]
Sebastian Prieto (ARG)[13]
v. Jerome Haehnel (FRA)
Florent Serra (FRA)

4. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Olivier Mutis (FRA)
Olivier Patience (FRA)
v. Karol Kucera (SVK)
Todd Perry (AUS)

5. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Kildine Chevalier (FRA)
Sophie Lefevre (FRA)
v. Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR)
Silvija Talaja (CRO)


Court 16 11:00 Start
1. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)[23] v. Karol Kucera (SVK)
followed by:
2. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Nicole Pratt (AUS)
Christina Wheeler (AUS)
v. Cara Black (ZIM)[6]
Rennae Stubbs (AUS)[6]

3. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Devin Bowen (USA)
Taylor Dent (USA)
v. Michael Llodra (FRA)[6]
Fabrice Santoro (FRA)[6]

4. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Julien Benneteau (FRA)
Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
v. Andrei Pavel (ROM)
Raemon Sluiter (NED)

Court 17 11:00 Start
1. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Shenay Perry (USA) v. Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
followed by:
2. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Daniel Elsner (GER) v. Xavier Malisse (BEL)
3. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Tina Krizan (SLO)
Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
v. Stephanie Cohen-Aloro (FRA)
Claudine Schaul (LUX)

4. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE)
Fabiola Zuluaga (COL)
v. Marion Bartoli (FRA)[9]
Emilie Loit (FRA)[9]

5. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Laura Granville (USA)
Asa Svensson (SWE)
v. Rita Grande (ITA)
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)

goldenlox
May 26th, 2004, 05:03 PM
Sveta, Lena B., and Nastya should win. Elena L. plays Zuluaga. Maria K. on ESPN.
Nadia/Meghann play.

cool_olga
May 26th, 2004, 05:06 PM
Wow, what a great tournament so far 4/4 today :D Russians are playing extremely well :woohoo:
I would choose Vera as possible semifinalist, I mean I'd wanted her to be there but it's so hard to predict, also Nadia and Masha play so great.
Thanks for report about Bovina :yeah: it's good to see her happy.
Nastya/Vera and Sveta/Lena has best chance in doubles, I think both couples will go far, it would be cool to have all-russian final :rolleyes:

goldenlox
May 26th, 2004, 06:09 PM
It was 4 out of 5 today. Vera D. lost to Suarez. I'll be very happy with 4 out of 5 on Thursday.

goldenlox
May 26th, 2004, 07:29 PM
Mixed Doubles - First Round

Elena Likhovtseva RUS (1)
Mahesh Bhupathi IND (1)
vs.
Els Callens BEL
Sebastian Prieto ARG

Petra Mandula HUN
Andy Ram ISR
vs.
Janette Husarova SVK
Leos Friedl CZE


Anastasia Myskina RUS
Hicham Arazi MAR
vs.
Sandrine Testud FRA
Pavel Vizner CZE

Daniela Hantuchova SVK
Todd Woodbridge AUS
vs.
Myriam Casanova SUI (8)
Cyril Suk CZE (8)


Cara Black ZIM (4)
Wayne Black ZIM (4)
vs.
Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi ISR
Massimo Bertolini ITA

Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP
Feliciano Lopez ESP
vs.
Virginie Razzano FRA
Julien Boutter FRA


Ting Li CHN
Jared Palmer USA
vs.
Severine Beltrame FRA
Michael Llodra FRA

Camille Pin FRA
Arnaud Clement FRA
vs.
Alicia Molik AUS (7)
Paul Hanley AUS (7)


Rennae Stubbs AUS (5)
Kevin Ullyett ZIM (5)
vs.
Marion Bartoli FRA
Gaston Etlis ARG

Katarina Srebotnik SLO
Bob Bryan USA
vs.
Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA
Jean-Francois Bachelot FRA


Elena Bovina RUS
Nenad Zimonjic SCG
vs.
Maret Ani EST
Martin Damm CZE

Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario ESP
Daniel Nestor CAN
vs.
Lisa Raymond USA (3)
Mike Bryan USA (3)


Martina Navratilova USA (6)
Leander Paes IND (6)
vs.
Magui Serna ESP
Martin Rodriguez ARG

Emilie Loit FRA
Chris Haggard RSA
vs.
Angelique Widjaja INA
Lucas Arnold ARG


Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN
Mariano Hood ARG
vs.
Tatiana Golovin FRA
Richard Gasquet FRA

Liezel Huber RSA
Jonathan Erlich ISR
vs.
Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP (2)
Mark Knowles BAH (2)

bubble
May 26th, 2004, 08:05 PM
4/6, Dinara :mad: :sad:

What a bad loss to Irvin

Mathijs
May 26th, 2004, 09:17 PM
just saw highlights @ ES they were showing Nastya and Nadia playing with some kids, i think it was kidsday or something, they both were interviewed, They are so nice and so polite :D :hearts:, and they got a very good English pronuncation that i didn't know, because i never saw them getting interviewed. they also showed the tears of Vera and that she was comfort(ed) by her mother ( :confused: ???) :sad: very hard to see your fav crying it makes me feel sad too :sad: :tears:, i think every fan has it with his/her fan. Vera looked fine when she was interviewed, she looked like she was not that sad anymore. She was also really nice and polite :hearts: :D

cool_olga
May 26th, 2004, 10:21 PM
They showed Vera holding her head often. I don't know if she was crying when she held her head in towel because when she is angry she throws raquet nar her sit and keeps head in towel or sits upset and angry but in this interview she said she was sick and was feeling badly today. She had headache so maybe taht was it...She aid that when she strarted losong she didn't know what to do completely but felt better in 2nd and 3rd set.

It was cool with Nastya and Nadia. It was kids day but only in nastya's case, for Nadia it was normal training ;) It was col yeah, I was happy to see Ana happy and talking about ournament in a nice way, she said that when she saw it on tv first time she thought it would be great to play here and now she is here, also talking about 'russian revolution'
It was funny moment at kids day, she was waiting for the ball to volley and she kinda danced :p She is in a good mood I think she will win tomorrow. Crossing fingers for her and other Russians :)

the cat
May 26th, 2004, 11:03 PM
Vera needs to learn how to keep her composure in matches.

And that was a bad loss for Safina against Irvin on a red clay court. :(

Derek.
May 26th, 2004, 11:18 PM
No Ola, Meghann & Nadia have the best chance to make the doubles final. :p

the cat
May 27th, 2004, 03:48 AM
Hey Derek, you forgot the g in Olga. ;)

I am dissapointed the Maria's Sharapova and Kirilenko aren't playing doubles at Roland Garros. :(

Epigone
May 27th, 2004, 03:53 AM
Hey Derek, you forgot the g in Olga. ;) She calls herself Ola ;)

I am dissapointed the Maria's Sharapova and Kirilenko aren't playing doubles at Roland Garros. :(Yes, it would have been nice to see them together again. I think that they will make a great team when Maria K gets a little more experience.

Daniel
May 27th, 2004, 07:50 AM
Good luck to Myskina and Sveta on thursday :D :worship: :worship:

Tarassik
May 27th, 2004, 10:00 AM
For Maria K., this is our chance to tape her. I almost had that chance for Vika, but she lost a two break lead in the third set against Reeves. So Reeves was on tv.

Sorry if I don't participate much on the board but I am kind of superstitious... :p

By the way, here in France, we can watch on tv all 4 or 5 matches every day on courts central, lenglen, 1, 2, 3 ,6 and 7 on 7 different channels... :eek:
I am so happy!!!! Tennis at RG then Tennis whole day on TV !!! :D

I wish you all could get these 7 channels... :drool:

cool_olga
May 27th, 2004, 12:16 PM
Is my name so confusing guys? ;)

No Ola, Meghann & Nadia have the best chance to make the doubles final. :p
Derek you again don't listen to me carefully :p Saying Nastya/Vera and Sveta/Lena in final I meant ALL RUSSIAN couples ;) Nadia plays with American

Derek.
May 27th, 2004, 01:18 PM
Ahh...ok Ola. Got ya! ;)

the cat
May 27th, 2004, 01:26 PM
Hi Ola! :wavey: ;)

TheBoiledEgg
May 27th, 2004, 01:57 PM
Sorry if I don't participate much on the board but I am kind of superstitious... :p

By the way, here in France, we can watch on tv all 4 or 5 matches every day on courts central, lenglen, 1, 2, 3 ,6 and 7 on 7 different channels... :eek:
I am so happy!!!! Tennis at RG then Tennis whole day on TV !!! :D

I wish you all could get these 7 channels... :drool:
lucky u :wavey:
i wish Eurosport could go interactive too
but they are a million yrs behind technoligically :rolleyes:

goldenlox
May 27th, 2004, 03:41 PM
CHATRIER 11:00 Start
1. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[10] v. Maria Sharapova (RUS)[18]
followed by:
2. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Nicolas Escude (FRA) v. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
3. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)[3] v. Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP)
4. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Carlos Moya (ESP)[5] v. Raemon Sluiter (NED)
LENGLEN 11:00 Start
1. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Marlene Weingartner (GER) v. Nadia Petrova (RUS)[8]
followed by:
2. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Michael Llodra (FRA) v. Julien Jeanpierre (FRA)
3. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Marissa Irvin (USA) v. Lindsay Davenport (USA)[5]
4. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Mario Ancic (CRO) v. Guillermo Coria (ARG)[3]

Court 1 12:30 Start
1. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Alex Corretja (ESP) v. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)[22]
2. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Felix Mantilla (ESP) v. Marat Safin (RUS)[20] Suspended
followed by:
3. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Tathiana Garbin (ITA) v. Jie Zheng (CHN)
4. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) v. Olivier Mutis (FRA)
5. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Elena Dementieva (RUS)[9] v. Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR)[19]

Court 2 11:00 Start
1. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Ansley Cargill (USA)
Nana Miyagi (JPN)
v. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[2]
Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)[2]

followed by:
2. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Galo Blanco (ESP) v. Tim Henman (GBR)[9]
3. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)[21] v. Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)
4. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Martina Navratilova (USA)[5]
Lisa Raymond (USA)[5]
v. Tathiana Garbin (ITA)
Samantha Reeves (USA)

5. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Ting Li (CHN)
Jared Palmer (USA)
v. Severine Beltrame (FRA)
Michael Llodra (FRA)

Court 3 11:00 Start
1. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Yves Allegro (SUI)
Michael Kohlmann (GER)
v. Tomas Cibulec (CZE)[16]
Petr Pala (CZE)[16]

followed by:
2. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Ting Li (CHN)[10]
Tian Tian Sun (CHN)[10]
v. Sandrine Testud (FRA)
Roberta Vinci (ITA)

3. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Camille Pin (FRA)
Arnaud Clement (FRA)
v. Alicia Molik (AUS)[7]
Paul Hanley (AUS)[7]

4. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
Dinara Safina (RUS)
v. Jill Craybas (USA)
Marlene Weingartner (GER)

5. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN)
Mariano Hood (ARG)
v. Tatiana Golovin (FRA)
Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Court 6 11:00 Start
1. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Jordan Kerr (AUS)
Tom Vanhoudt (BEL)
v. Wayne Black (ZIM)[7]
Kevin Ullyett (ZIM)[7]

followed by:
2. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Mark Knowles (BAH)[4]
Daniel Nestor (CAN)[4]
v. Rick Leach (USA)
Brian Macphie (USA)

3. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Bob Bryan (USA)[1]
Mike Bryan (USA)[1]
v. Igor Andreev (RUS)
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)

4. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Anastasia Myskina (RUS)[11]
Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[11]
v. Rita Grande (ITA)
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)

Court 7 11:00 Start
1. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Karol Kucera (SVK)
Todd Perry (AUS)
v. Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)[3]
Max Mirnyi (BLR)[3]

followed by:
2. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR) v. Paola Suarez (ARG)[14]
3. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Tommy Robredo (ESP)[17] v. Nicolas Massu (CHI)[11]
4. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)[1]
Paola Suarez (ARG)[1]
v. Jennifer Russell (USA)
Mara Santangelo (ITA)

Court 8 11:00 Start
1. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Elena Bovina (RUS)
Nenad Zimonjic (SCG)
v. Maret Ani (EST)
Martin Damm (CZE)

followed by:
2. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Myriam Casanova (SUI)[14]
Patricia Wartusch (AUT)[14]
v. Gisela Dulko (ARG)
Patricia Tarabini (ARG)

3. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Bryanne Stewart (AUS)
Samantha Stosur (AUS)
v. Marion Bartoli (FRA)[9]
Emilie Loit (FRA)[9]

Court 16 11:00 Start
1. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Petra Mandula (HUN)
Andy Ram (ISR)
v. Janette Husarova (SVK)
Leos Friedl (CZE)

followed by:
2. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Mariano Hood (ARG)[13]
Sebastian Prieto (ARG)[13]
v. Xavier Malisse (BEL)
Olivier Rochus (BEL)

3. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Karol Beck (SVK)
Jiri Novak (CZE)
v. Gaston Etlis (ARG)[9]
Martin Rodriguez (ARG)[9]

4. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
v. Virginie Razzano (FRA)
Julien Boutter (FRA)

Court 17 11:00 Start
1. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL)
Marcin Matkowski (POL)
v. Federico Browne (ARG)
Ivo Karlovic (CRO)

followed by:
2. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Shinobu Asagoe (JPN)
Rika Fujiwara (JPN)
v. Tina Krizan (SLO)
Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)

3. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
John van Lottum (NED)
Martin Verkerk (NED)
v. Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[2]
Todd Woodbridge (AUS)[2]

4. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR)
Silvija Talaja (CRO)
v. Silvia Farina Elia (ITA)[15]
Francesca Schiavone (ITA)[15]

goldenlox
May 27th, 2004, 03:42 PM
Nadia should win and play the Vera-Maria winner. Elena D. has a tough match.
And Udachi Tatiana Perebiynis!

cool_olga
May 27th, 2004, 03:48 PM
Hey Scott :wavey:


Wow, so great tennis on 7 channels :eek: You can chose best match to watch and see Nastya..Dumb Eurosport now is showing cycling and almost all the show whole day is men's tennis

goldenlox
May 27th, 2004, 04:33 PM
The top 7 Russians in the rankings, Nastya, Nadia, Vera Z., Maria S., Sveta, Lena D., and Lena B. all into the third round.

TheBoiledEgg
May 27th, 2004, 09:02 PM
and we're down to just 7

tomorrow is another awkward day
one of Vera and Masha will fall away :sad:

Nadya should win
but Alyona has a really tough match

come on girls :) make tomorrow successful :)
2 wins from Nadya and Lena :)
and may the best girl win out of Vera and Masha :)

goldenlox
May 27th, 2004, 09:19 PM
7 in the final 32 is okay. Dinara is in a slump. I'd like to see more than 2 get to the quarters.

cool_olga
May 27th, 2004, 09:50 PM
It would be great to see Nadia-Vera and Nastya-Sveta matches. I think it is very possible.
Tournament is going really well now :) I became fan of Kirilenko, saw her playing forst time and really impressed me. She's just 17 but plays smarter than many 25's. Really great match from her today, pity she was too nervous at 4-3.

Good luck for tomorrow!

goldenlox
May 28th, 2004, 01:21 AM
I think this tournament is already a success. Maria K. played a huge match today. She definately has the game to be a good pro.
Nastya has won 2 matches so far, and saved her clay court season.
Maria S. has given up 6 games in two matches.
Nadia, Sveta, Vera, Elena D., and Lena B. are into the third round.
Dinara is in a little slump. Vera D. and Alina is doing well. Lena L. is #1 seed in mixed, #2 seed with Sveta.
I hope Tatiana Panova makes the main draw at Wimbledon.

sirius21
May 28th, 2004, 01:46 AM
i think the girls have done a brilliant job thus far. 7 in the 3rd and hopefully, there'll be 6 in the 4th...hehe...i'm optimistic today.

bubble
May 28th, 2004, 03:12 AM
Vera & Maria 1st match up on Philip Chatrier, I hope I can get to watch this match on tv today. :)

Elena D has to serve her best to win this match today. Go Elena!

Go Nadia for another convincing win... :)

Gowza
May 28th, 2004, 03:33 AM
its been a good tournament so far, dinara beinig seeded and only winning one match imo in the singles is the only real dissapointment, vera d is a bit of a dissapointment but we always knew that she prob wouldnt win against a seed but she did pplay to her ranking so not exactly a real dissapointment.

it kind of sux that masha and vera play 3rd round because i think both should be 4th round players this year. but it has been a good tournament with not many dissapointments.

Derek.
May 28th, 2004, 03:55 AM
Good luck to all Russian especially Nadia! :bounce:

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 28th, 2004, 04:07 AM
Good luck to most of the Russians especially Mlle Sharapova!!

Derek.
May 28th, 2004, 04:57 AM
Mlle? :confused:

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 28th, 2004, 05:01 AM
Mlle? :confused:
Mlle is short for Mademoiselle

goldenlox
May 28th, 2004, 12:23 PM
Nadia and Vera are out. Only Maria is left in that quarter of the draw. These women are talented, but lack consistency. That's an edge Maria has now. She plays to her level almost every match.
Lena D. still plays today.

cool_olga
May 28th, 2004, 12:25 PM
Going this way: Udachi Nastya! :yeah:

Gosh Vera and Nadia defeated today :eek:

Masha got very valuable win over Vera but Nadia loss is so suprising..

Sammm
May 28th, 2004, 12:29 PM
I hope Tatiana Panova makes the main draw at Wimbledon.;)

Daniel
May 28th, 2004, 12:31 PM
pfff Nadya :sad: all the time stupod losses :fiery:

Vera , what happened??/ i espected both of them to go far :( anyways, hope Masha takes this chance and reaches semis at least :)

goldenlox
May 28th, 2004, 07:46 PM
SATURDAY -

Jennifer Capriati (USA)[7] v. Elena Bovina (RUS)[25]
followed by:
2. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] v. Gustavo Kuerten (BRA)[28]
3. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Mary Pierce (FRA)[30] v. Venus Williams (USA)[4]
4. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Potito Starace (ITA) v. Marat Safin (RUS)[20]





LENGLEN 11:00 Start
1. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Anastasia Myskina (RUS)[6] v. Denisa Chladkova (CZE)
followed by:
2. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Silvija Talaja (CRO) v. Serena Williams (USA)[2]
3. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Igor Andreev (RUS) v. Julien Benneteau (FRA)
4. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[12] v. Martin Verkerk (NED)[19]





Court 1 11:00 Start
1. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) v. Gisela Dulko (ARG)
followed by:
2. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Myriam Casanova (SUI) v. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[11]
3. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)[23] v. Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR)
4. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Albert Costa (ESP)[26] v. Xavier Malisse (BEL)





Court 2 11:00 Start
1. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Thomas Enqvist (SWE) v. Gaston Gaudio (ARG)
followed by:
2. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) v. Fabiola Zuluaga (COL)[23]
3. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Leander Paes (IND)[10]
David Rikl (CZE)[10]
v. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
Gaston Gaudio (ARG)

4. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
Bob Bryan (USA)
v. Stephanie Cohen-Aloro (FRA)
Jean-Francois Bachelot (FRA)

5. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Martina Navratilova (USA)[6]
Leander Paes (IND)[6]
v. Magui Serna (ESP)
Martin Rodriguez (ARG)






Court 3 11:00 Start
1. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Karsten Braasch (GER)
Sargis Sargsian (ARM)
v. Jared Palmer (USA)[12]
Pavel Vizner (CZE)[12]

followed by:
2. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Jonathan Erlich (ISR)[11]
Andy Ram (ISR)[11]
v. Arnaud Clement (FRA)
Nicolas Escude (FRA)

3. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Jelena Kostanic (CRO)
Tom Vanhoudt (BEL)
v. Sandrine Testud (FRA)
Pavel Vizner (CZE)

4. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Liezel Huber (RSA)
Jonathan Erlich (ISR)
v. Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)[2]
Mark Knowles (BAH)[2]

5. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (ESP)
Daniel Nestor (CAN)
v. Lisa Raymond (USA)[3]
Mike Bryan (USA)[3]






Court 6 11:00 Start
1. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Emilie Loit (FRA)
Chris Haggard (RSA)
v. Angelique Widjaja (INA)
Lucas Arnold (ARG)

followed by:
2. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Maria Elena Camerin (ITA)
Alina Jidkova (RUS)
v. Nadia Petrova (RUS)[4]
Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)[4]

3. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Andrei Pavel (ROM)
Raemon Sluiter (NED)
v. Frantisek Cermak (CZE)[14]
Leos Friedl (CZE)[14]

4. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
Todd Woodbridge (AUS)
v. Myriam Casanova (SUI)[8]
Cyril Suk (CZE)[8]






Court 7 13:00 Start
1. Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Francesca Schiavone (ITA)[17] v. Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)
followed by:
2. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Massimo Bertolini (ITA)
Robbie Koenig (RSA)
v. Michael Llodra (FRA)[6]
Fabrice Santoro (FRA)[6]

3. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Alexander Peya (AUT)
Rogier Wassen (NED)
v. Julien Jeanpierre (FRA)
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)

4. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Stefan Koubek (AUT) v. David Nalbandian (ARG)[8]





Court 8 11:00 Start
1. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Jelena Kostanic (CRO)
Henrieta Nagyova (SVK)
v. Bethanie Mattek (USA)
Abigail Spears (USA)

followed by:
2. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Adriana Serra Zanetti (ITA)
Antonella Serra Zanetti (ITA)
v. Barbara Schett (AUT)[16]
Patty Schnyder (SUI)[16]

3. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Els Callens (BEL)[13]
Meilen Tu (USA)[13]
v. Denisa Chladkova (CZE)
Elena Dementieva (RUS)

4. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Rennae Stubbs (AUS)[5]
Kevin Ullyett (ZIM)[5]
v. Marion Bartoli (FRA)
Gaston Etlis (ARG)






Court 17 11:00 Start
1. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Jennifer Hopkins (USA)
Mashona Washington (USA)
v. Cara Black (ZIM)[6]
Rennae Stubbs (AUS)[6]

followed by:
2. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Lisa Mcshea (AUS)
Milagros Sequera (VEN)
v. Janette Husarova (SVK)[7]
Conchita Martinez (ESP)[7]

3. Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Julian Knowle (AUT)[15]
Nenad Zimonjic (SCG)[15]
v. Mario Ancic (CRO)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)

4. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Cara Black (ZIM)[4]
Wayne Black (ZIM)[4]
v. Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR)
Massimo Bertolini (ITA)

5. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)[1]
Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)[1]
v. Els Callens (BEL)
Sebastian Prieto (ARG)

goldenlox
May 28th, 2004, 08:11 PM
In the top half, only Lena D. and Maria reached the round of 16. Tomorrow, Nastya, Sveta, and Lena B. try to join them.

TheBoiledEgg
May 28th, 2004, 09:38 PM
omg how Nadya let herself down today :sad: :sad:

Masha and Lena made it :)

tomorrow another big day
good luck Lena, Nastya and Sveta ;)

fresh2flash
May 28th, 2004, 10:01 PM
Short notice. Nadya was nearly crying after the match. I even didn't ask her questions in order not to make her really cry. She herself said that she had problems with her feet and it was heavy for her to breath.

Marat Safin refused to talk to me. That was the 1st time in my career. He used to be a very nice boy. And I wanted to ask him so many questions.
Everybody saw a match of Alyona I guess? OMG again she didn't have a serve again. She'll be smashed by Davenport I'm afraid.

cool_olga
May 28th, 2004, 10:06 PM
What happened to Marat?? He should be happ after the win.
I'm sorry for Nadia :sad: but Lena did great, I was afraid Russia will lose next player after first set. Hope tomorrow Sveta and nastya win

Stephieva
May 28th, 2004, 10:07 PM
thx fresh...:kiss:
did ya talk to lena...?!?!

- L i n a -
May 28th, 2004, 10:09 PM
What happened to Marat?? He should be happ after the win.
I'm sorry for Nadia :sad: but Lena did great, I was afraid Russia will lose next player after first set. Hope tomorrow Sveta and nastya win
You forgot Bovina.

cool_olga
May 28th, 2004, 11:08 PM
Roght. Saw highlights from Lena's match. poor Pistolesi, she was giving all her out there so even more admire for Lena

Stephieva
May 28th, 2004, 11:10 PM
Roght. Saw highlights from Lena's match. poor Pistolesi, she was giving all her out there so even more admire for Lenacd ya plz tell me how lena played...
and what do ya mean "even more admire for lena"?!?!
thx ... :worship:

Derek.
May 29th, 2004, 01:30 AM
:sad: I hope Nadia is ok. Allez Nastya & Maria! :D

goldenlox
May 29th, 2004, 05:14 AM
If Nastya and Sveta both win, they play each other in the round of 16. Lena B., and Lena D. both have tough, tough, matches.
Nadia must be feeling terrible. She will never again see a draw like that to reach the semis of a major.

tenn_ace
May 29th, 2004, 05:23 AM
Denisa is playing a very good tennis, so it will be tough for Nastya. Really.

Sveta should get through since she likes to play players like Casanova (hard hitting)... and Sveta is just better at that. I would be really (and I mean it!) if Sveta loses.

I'd love to be wrong, but I don't see Lenas to go any further.

Nadia should kick her fricking behind all the way to Wimbledon... Stupid... stupid... stupid...

cool_olga
May 29th, 2004, 10:02 AM
Something strange was in Nadia, and then Weingartner was talking so confidently after this :mad: that it was all her well deserved win and she knew how to play with Nadia and all she did greatly...Not mentioned weird Nadia's play...Missed big change in her career, so pity.

Sveta will win I am pretty sure. Casanova is good payer but not as good as Sveta. If nothing similar happens with her she will win it for sure.
And Nastya also, Chladkova is lowest rank player she will face here and after two matches played I think she is better and more confident anyways. I think we'll see Nastya-Sveta :D

Daniel
May 29th, 2004, 10:14 AM
Good luck!!! :worship: :worship:

Derek.
May 29th, 2004, 02:10 PM
Nadia is just too unconsistant. But she wasn't feeling well with sore feet and trouble breathing. When she saw all of the good players in her draw go out she may have felt more pressure and was overwhelemed. She was crying after her match so I guess she understands how big of a chance that was. :sad: I just don't understand. She just came off a perfect match only losing one game, blasting winners, and kept her ue's low which you would think would give her a lot of confidence, but then 2 days later she gets her butt kicked by someone she scored a doubles bagel on last time they played. She has a really good serve (best of all the Russians), a BIG forehand, a solid backhand, and good net play. :bounce: She has everything she needs to win a major all that is left is the mental side. She needs to get stronger mentally and learn how to win when she's not at her best. I mean she's talented and has a great gift. :angel: Hopefully she won't disappoint us at Wimbledon. ;) Stay strong, Nadia! We're still behind you. :worship:

TheBoiledEgg
May 29th, 2004, 02:54 PM
4th rd

Nastya vs Sveta
Masha vs Weingartner
Lena D vs Davenport


down to just 4 in last 16
pretty disappointing :(

Nadya should have made it here too.

Stephieva
May 29th, 2004, 02:58 PM
4th rd

Nastya vs Sveta
Masha vs Weingartner
Lena D vs Davenport


down to just 4 in last 16
pretty disappointing :(

Nadya should have made it here too.at worst 1 russian in QF...
me hopes...it's 3... :banana:

Derek.
May 29th, 2004, 03:41 PM
:sad: nadia... :sobbing: :tears: :crying2: :hysteric: :bigcry: :awww:

cool_olga
May 29th, 2004, 09:58 PM
Masha should win, I am pretty sure she will if she won'r be very nervous, but Masha is pretty strong mentally I guess. Lena has the toughest job to do. Lindsay is playing great and it will be very hard for Lena to beat her. But I thik at least 2 Russians will be in QF.
Good luck all!!

goldenlox
May 29th, 2004, 10:23 PM
SUNDAY -
CHATRIER 11:00 Star
1.Men's Singles - 4th Rnd. Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)[22] v. Olivier Mutis (FRA) followed by:
2.Women's Singles - 4th Rnd. Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)[3] v. Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)[21]
3.Men's Singles - 4th Rnd. Nicolas Escude (FRA)v. Guillermo Coria (ARG)[3]
4.Women's Singles - 4th Rnd. Shinobu Asagoe (JPN)v. Serena Williams (USA)[2]
LENGLEN 11:00 Start

1.Women's Singles - 4th Rnd. Elena Dementieva (RUS)[9] v. Lindsay Davenport (USA)[5] followed by:

2.Men's Singles - 4th Rnd. Michael Llodra (FRA)v. Tim Henman (GBR)[9]
3.Women's Singles - 4th Rnd. Fabiola Zuluaga (COL)[23] v. Venus Williams (USA)[4] 4.Men's Singles - 4th Rnd. Carlos Moya (ESP)[5] v. Tommy Robredo (ESP)[17]

Court 1 11:00 Start


1.Women's Singles - 4th Rnd. Maria Sharapova (RUS)[18] v. Marlene Weingartner (GER) followed by:

2.Women's Singles - 4th Rnd. Jie Zheng (CHN)v. Paola Suarez (ARG)[14]


3.Women's Singles - 4th Rnd. Anastasia Myskina (RUS)[6] v. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[11] 4.Women's Singles -


4th Rnd. Jennifer Capriati (USA)[7] v. Francesca Schiavone (ITA)[17]

Court 2 11:00 Start 1.Men's Doubles - 3rd Rnd. Jonathan Erlich(ISR)[11]
Andy Ram (ISR)[11]
v. Wayne Black (ZIM)[7]
Kevin Ullyett (ZIM)[7]
followed by: 2.Men's Doubles - 3rd Rnd. Bob Bryan (USA)[1]
Mike Bryan (USA)[1]
v. Frantisek Cermak (CZE)[14]
Leos Friedl (CZE)[14]
3.Men's Doubles - 3rd Rnd. Xavier Malisse </FONT>(BEL)
Olivier Rochus (BEL)
v. Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[2]
Todd Woodbridge (AUS)[2]
4.Women's Doubles - 3rd Rnd. Martina Navratilova (USA)[5]
Lisa Raymond (USA)[5]
v. Bryanne Stewart (AUS)
Samantha Stosur (AUS)
5.Mixed Doubles - 2nd Rnd. Sandrine Testud (FRA)
Pavel Vizner (CZE)
v. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
Todd Woodbridge (AUS)
or
Myriam Casanova (SUI)[8]
Cyril Suk (CZE)[8]


Court 3 11:00 Start 1.Men's Doubles - 3rd Rnd. Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL)
Marcin Matkowski (POL)
v. Karsten Braasch (GER)
Sargis Sargsian (ARM)
followed by: 2.Men's Doubles - 3rd Rnd. Mark Knowles (BAH)[4]
Daniel Nestor (CAN)[4]
v. Yves Allegro (SUI)
Michael Kohlmann (GER)
3.Men's Doubles - 3rd Rnd. Alexander Peya (AUT)
Rogier Wassen (NED)
v. Gaston Etlis (ARG)[9]
Martin Rodriguez (ARG)[9]
4.Mixed Doubles - 2nd Rnd. Tatiana Golovin (FRA)
Richard Gasquet (FRA)
v. Liezel Huber (RSA)
Jonathan Erlich (ISR)
or
Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)[2]
Mark Knowles (BAH)[2] 5.Mixed Doubles - 2nd Rnd. Severine Beltrame (FRA)
Michael Llodra (FRA)
v. Alicia Molik (AUS)[7]
Paul Hanley (AUS)[7]

Court 4 11:00 Start 1.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Vojislava Lukic (SCG)v. Mailyne Andrieux (FRA) followed by: 2.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Sanja Ancic (CRO)v. Verdiana Verardi (ITA)

Court 5 11:00 Start 1.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Monica Niculescu (ROM)[12] v. Yasmin Schnack (USA) followed by:


2.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Mary Gambale (USA)v. Yaroslava Shvedova (RUS)

Court 6 11:00 Start 1.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Tatjana Malek (GER)v. Pauline Parmentier (FRA)[16] followed by: 2.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Yulia Fedossova (FRA)v. Korina Perkovic (GER) 3.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Marinne Giraud (FRA)v. Krysty Marcio (USA)

Court 7 11:00 Start 1.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Sesil Karatancheva (BUL)[1] v. Virginie Ayassamy (FRA) followed by: 2.Men's Doubles - 3rd Rnd. Mario Ancic (CRO)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
v. Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)[3]
Max Mirnyi (BLR)[3]
3.Mixed Doubles - 2nd Rnd. Cara Black (ZIM)[4]
Wayne Black (ZIM)[4]
v. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP)
Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
4.Mixed Doubles - 2nd Rnd. Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)[1]
Bhupathi (IND)[1]
or
Els Callens (BEL)
Sebastian Prieto (ARG) v. Petra Mandula (HUN)
Andy Ram (ISR)

Court 8 11:00 Start 1.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Ana Jerman (SLO)v. Nicole Thijssen (NED)


Court 9 11:00 Start 1.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Ana-Maria Zubori (FRA)v. Julia Cohen (USA)

Court 10 11:00 Start 1.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)[7] v. Masa Zec-Peskiric (SLO)

Court 11 11:00 Start 1.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Pichittra Thongdach (THA)v. Eden Marama (NZL)

Court 14 11:00 Start 1.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Maraike Biglmaier (GER)v. Elena Vesnina (RUS)[8] followed by:

2.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)v. Stephanie Dubois (CAN)

3.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Regina Kulikova (RUS)v. Katerina Kramperova (CZE)

4.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Marina Erakovic (NZL)[14] v. Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS)

Court 16 11:00 Start 1.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Katerina Bohmova (CZE)[9] v. Teliana Pereira (BRA) followed by:

2.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Estefania Balda (ECU)v. Eugenia Grebeniuk (RUS)

3.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN)v. Irina Kotkina (RUS)[11]

Court 17 11:00 Start 1.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Shengnan Sun (CHN)v. Michaella Krajicek (NED)[4] followed by: 2.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Shahar Peer (ISR)[3] v. Agnes Szavay (HUN) 3.Girls' Singles - 1st Rnd. Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)[5] v. Marta Lesniak (POL)

goldenlox
May 29th, 2004, 10:24 PM
Irina Kotkina playing. Alla Kudryavtseva, Eugenia Grebeniuk, Ekaterina Makarova, Regina Kulikova, and Elena Vesnina.

TheBoiledEgg
May 30th, 2004, 11:28 AM
we got 3 Russian QF :yeah: :D :banana: :D

Masha and Lena won :D :)

now its for Sveta vs Nastya to decide who joins them.

what a perfect day :)

Stephieva
May 30th, 2004, 11:29 AM
at worst 1 russian in QF...
me hopes...it's 3... :banana:and....
it's 3 :banana: :bigclap:
well done girls...:hug:

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 30th, 2004, 11:36 AM
Congratulations to Masha & Lena!!

Otlichno, girls!!

TheBoiledEgg
May 30th, 2004, 11:40 AM
RG Junior Girls

Sesil Karatancheva BUL (1) vs. (WC) Virginie Ayassamy FRA
Pichittra Thongdach THA vs. (Q) Eden Marama NZL
Ekaterina Makarova RUS vs. Stephanie Dubois CAN
Tatjana Malek GER vs. Pauline Parmentier FRA (16)

Katerina Bohmova CZE (9) vs. Teliana Pereira BRA
(Q) Ana-Maria Zubori FRA vs. Julia Cohen USA
Ana Jerman SLO vs. (Q) Nicole Thijssen NED
Maraike Biglmaier GER vs. Elena Vesnina RUS (8)


Shahar Peer ISR (3) vs. Agnes Szavay HUN
Regina Kulikova RUS vs. Katerina Kramperova CZE
Bibiane Schoofs NED vs. Wen-Hsin Hsu TPE
(WC) Alize Cornet FRA vs. Viktoria Azarenka BLR (13)


Monica Niculescu ROM (12) vs. Yasmin Schnack USA
(WC) Yulia Fedossova FRA vs. (Q) Korina Perkovic GER
Evgeniya Rodina RUS vs. (Q) Ryoko Fuda JPN
Jana Juricova SVK vs. Katerina Bondarenko UKR (6)

================================================== =
(Q) Timea Bacsinszky SUI (5) vs. Marta Lesniak POL
Mary Gambale USA vs. (Q) Yaroslava Shvedova RUS
Volha Havartsova BLR vs. Magdalena Rybarikova SVK
(WC) Aravane Rezai FRA vs. Veronika Chvojkova CZE (10)

Angelique Kerber GER (15) vs. Ekaterina Kosminskaya RUS
Agnes Szatmari ROM vs (WC) Violette Huck FRA
Estefania Balda ECU vs. Eugenia Grebeniuk RUS
Shengnan Sun CHN vs. Michaella Krajicek NED (4)

Yung-Jan Chan TPE (7) vs. Masa Zec-Peskiric SLO
Vojislava Lukic SCG vs. (WC) Mailyne Andrieux FRA
Sanja Ancic CRO vs. Verdiana Verardi ITA
Aleksandra Wozniak CAN vs. Irina Kotkina RUS (11)

Marina Erakovic NZL (14) vs. Alla Kudryavtseva RUS
(WC) Marinne Giraud FRA vs. Krysty Marcio USA
(Q) Laura Siegemund GER vs. Madalina Gojnea ROM
Olga Savchuk UKR vs. Jarmila Gajdosova SVK (2)


good luck to the Russian Girls :)
all 9 of them :)

TheBoiledEgg
May 30th, 2004, 11:48 AM
Elena Vesnina won her match 61 61 :yeah: :D

Ekaterina Makarova RUS 7/6/88
Elena Vesnina RUS (8) 8/1/86
Regina Kulikova RUS 30/1/89
Evgeniya Rodina RUS 4/2/89
(Q) Yaroslava Shvedova RUS 12/9/87
Ekaterina Kosminskaya RUS 24/6/88
Eugenia Grebeniuk RUS 10/2/88
Irina Kotkina RUS (11) 19/9/86
Alla Kudryavtseva RUS 3/11/87

AKTW
May 30th, 2004, 11:54 AM
Well done Elena and Masha!
Good luck in QF! :)

TheBoiledEgg
May 30th, 2004, 01:12 PM
Juniors

Grebeniuk won 64 62 :D :)
Katya Makarova lost 16 16 :fiery: really disappointing loss to Dubois
she won a 10k title last week as well.

tenn_ace
May 30th, 2004, 01:40 PM
Regina played a streaky match, but just finished it off 7-5 6-0 :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
May 30th, 2004, 01:41 PM
thats 3/4 :D :)
well done Regina :banana:

tenn_ace
May 30th, 2004, 01:41 PM
really surprised about Lena's win... I wasn't giving her a chance :rolleyes:, but that's a beauty of this sport, I guess. well done, girl. Now if you could only do the same against Mauresmo.

well done Maria, it's all in your hand now! :bounce:

goldenlox
May 30th, 2004, 01:48 PM
I think there is a real chance for Lena or Maria to make the final. Only Mauresmo is better. And she always feels the pressure here.
Anyway, this is a great day for Russian tennis.

cool_olga
May 30th, 2004, 04:05 PM
Lena and Maria got a real chance ow. Maria didn't have to defeat anybody really dangerous so far. Vera was the toughest but still not this top level, and in quarters she doesn't have top 10 even too. Lena played great today but Lindsay kind of wasn't 100% healthy I thikn, you could see it in her movement she could't stand on her knee well. But it will be intereting with Momo, if she doesn't handle the pressure we can have allrussian semifinal

goldenlox
May 30th, 2004, 06:09 PM
NBC and ESPN do not show much live tennis. But they did show a complete Bovina match, a Kirilenko match, a Dementieva match, and a set of Maria-Vera.
Nastya will be on against Venus.
I think we went the whole tournament with no Sveta or Nadia on U.S. tv.

TheBoiledEgg
May 30th, 2004, 06:09 PM
Alla won :D :)

Yaroslava lost 67(0) 16 :( :mad: she served for 1st set and lost the plot after :(

Irina Kotkina really having a nightmare :sad: :mad:
1-6 2-5 down to Wozniak, whom she beat twice this yr in straights, both on clay too.

goldenlox
May 30th, 2004, 06:34 PM
Time to review - Nastya and Elena D., the veterans, both reached their first FO quarterfinal.
Maria S. at 17, also in the quarters. Sveta had a MP to get there, just missed with a tough draw.
Lena Bovina is healthy again and played well. Nadia, Dinara and Vera were not on their best form.
Maria K. was two games from beating Serena, she has a great future.
Vera D. and Alina are climbing up the rankings.
A good, solid tournament so far.

Derek.
May 30th, 2004, 07:15 PM
Nadia should be in the quarters...:(

tenn_ace
May 31st, 2004, 12:28 AM
Sveta :mad: just completely bad.

but wd Nastya... you'd better now def. Venus ;)

- L i n a -
May 31st, 2004, 12:39 AM
I think we should talk about the only Russian player who has won a Grand Slam this year...

ELENA BOVINA

Her and Zimonjic play ASV/Nestor tomorrow.

Let's hope Lena can win the Grand Slam in doubles for 2004.

Derek.
May 31st, 2004, 01:02 AM
Good doubles player, but nothing spectacular in singles. ;) But good luck to Elena B in md! :D

goldenlox
May 31st, 2004, 01:56 AM
Russian women making their mark

STEVEN WINE / Associated Press
PARIS (AP) — In the Black Sea resort of Sochi, French Open quarterfinalist Maria Sharapova learned as a child to play on clay - sort of.

"In the park, there are three clay courts," the 17-year-old Sharapova said. "But I don't know if you can call them clay courts. It's like, I don't know, cement, crushed cement."
With a laugh, she added, "They called it clay courts in those days."

Clay, cement, grass - whatever the surface, Russian women seem to be winning a lot lately. Maria, Elena and Anastasia may sound like the title of a Dostoyevsky novel, but instead they're compatriots and quarterfinalists at Roland Garros.

Sharapova and Moscow natives Elena Dementieva and Anastasia Myskina advanced with victories Sunday.

"We're still very young, and we're going to be doing this for many years to come," Sharapova said.

Russians have been a growing presence in the WTA Tour rankings for several years. Five are in the top 15, and 10 are in the top 50.

All that's left is for the nation to claim a women's Grand Slam champion, which could happen as soon as Saturday.

The next hurdle will be the quarterfinals Tuesday. The sixth-seeded Myskina will play No. 4 Venus Williams; No. 9 Dementieva will play No. 3 Amelie Mauresmo; and No. 18 Sharapova will play No. 14 Paola Suarez.

"I'm really happy all of us are in the quarterfinals," Myskina said. "It's great we're not playing against each other."

The only match not involving a Russian will be the renewal of an all-American rivalry: No. 2 Serena Williams, the 2002 champion, against No. 7 Jennifer Capriati, who won the title in 2001.

Sharapova has the lowest ranking of the Russian women still playing, but she might turn out to be the best. She reached the fourth round in her Wimbledon debut last year and beat Marlene Weingartner 6-3, 6-1 Sunday to reach the final eight at a major event for the first time.

"It's an amazing accomplishment," said Sharapova, who was born in Siberia, started playing tennis in Sochi and has been training in Florida since she was 9. "Nothing is out of reach for me. Every tournament I come into, I want to win, and I know that I can do that, especially with the way I've been playing this past week."

While Sharapova is a brash teenager, the 22-year-old Myskina acknowledged that she had the jitters in her fourth-round match. Still, she overcame a match point to beat yet another Russian, Svetlana Kuznetsova, 1-6, 6-4, 8-6.

"I was really nervous in the beginning," Myskina said. "It's not about a Grand Slam, it's about the Russian. We always play against each other. It's kind of a nervous match."

Myskina is 0-3 in Grand Slam quarterfinals, with the most recent loss coming at the Australian Open in January. And she's 0-2 against Venus Williams, although it has been more than two years since their most recent meeting.

"For me it's nothing to lose," Myskina said. "I'll show people what I can do. I just hope I will do my best."

Dementieva, a semifinalist at the U.S. Open in 2000, came to Roland Garros with a modest 10-9 record this year. She earned her first berth in the French Open quarterfinals by beating No. 5 Lindsay Davenport 6-1, 6-3.

Dementieva knows she'll have the crowd against her when she faces Frenchwoman Mauresmo.

"It's going to be a very difficult match to play against her here," Dementieva said. "She has great support from the public."

The French Open is a big a deal for Parisians - and, this year, for Russians, too.

bubble
May 31st, 2004, 02:31 AM
Thanks GL for posting this nice article :)

Derek.
May 31st, 2004, 03:03 AM
Kuzni will crack the top 10, right? :D

goldenlox
May 31st, 2004, 03:06 AM
I think Sveta will be #10 in the world next week.

TheBoiledEgg
May 31st, 2004, 09:30 AM
Sveta will only be top 10 if Suarez loses to Masha
but she can be top 10 still if Serena loses to Jen.

otherwise #11

go Masha :) take out Paola :) :D

Vass22
May 31st, 2004, 10:29 AM
If Kuzzi is in the top-10... WHO THE HELL MOVES OUT?! NOT Lena... Not Nastya, not...
Who?! Are there 11 places inside the top-10 now?

VeraNuVirgosFan
May 31st, 2004, 11:37 AM
Petrova/Shaughnessy d. Dementieva/Chladkova 6-4 6-4

tenn_ace
May 31st, 2004, 12:35 PM
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2 0 Kim Clijsters (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=CLK00 1) BEL 5069.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=CLK001;type=singles;projection=yes)
3 0 Amelie Mauresmo (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=MAA00 1) FRA 3502.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=MAA001;type=singles;projection=yes)
4 0 Lindsay Davenport (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=DAL00 1) USA 3080.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=DAL001;type=singles;projection=yes)
5 0 Anastasia Myskina (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=MYA00 1) RUS 3070.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=MYA001;type=singles;projection=yes)
6 0 Jennifer Capriati (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=CAJ00 1) USA 2671.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=CAJ001;type=singles;projection=yes)
7 +3 Elena Dementieva (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=DEE00 2) RUS 2542.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=DEE002;type=singles;projection=yes)
8 +1 Venus Williams (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=WIV00 1) USA 2406.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=WIV001;type=singles;projection=yes)
9 +2 Svetlana Kuznetsova (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=KUS00 3) RUS 2069.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=KUS003;type=singles;projection=yes)
10 -3 Serena Williams (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=WIS00 1) USA 2055.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=WIS001;type=singles;projection=yes)


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11 -3 Nadia Petrova (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=PEN00 1) RUS 1906.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=PEN001;type=singles;projection=yes)
12 +2 Paola Suarez (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=SUP00 1) ARG 1905.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=SUP001;type=singles;projection=yes)
13 -1 Ai Sugiyama (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=SUA00 1) JPN 1842.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=SUA001;type=singles;projection=yes)
14 -1 Vera Zvonareva (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=ZVV00 1) RUS 1696.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=ZVV001;type=singles;projection=yes)
15 +5 Maria Sharapova (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=SHM00 7) RUS 1620.75 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=SHM007;type=singles;projection=yes)

bubble
May 31st, 2004, 12:40 PM
1 0 Justine Henin-Hardenne (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=HEJ00 1) BEL 5791.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=HEJ001;type=singles;projection=yes)
2 0 Kim Clijsters (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=CLK00 1) BEL 5069.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=CLK001;type=singles;projection=yes)
3 0 Amelie Mauresmo (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=MAA00 1) FRA 3502.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=MAA001;type=singles;projection=yes)
4 0 Lindsay Davenport (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=DAL00 1) USA 3080.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=DAL001;type=singles;projection=yes)
5 0 Anastasia Myskina (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=MYA00 1) RUS 3070.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=MYA001;type=singles;projection=yes)
6 0 Jennifer Capriati (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=CAJ00 1) USA 2671.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=CAJ001;type=singles;projection=yes)
7 +3 Elena Dementieva (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=DEE00 2) RUS 2542.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=DEE002;type=singles;projection=yes)
8 +1 Venus Williams (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=WIV00 1) USA 2406.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=WIV001;type=singles;projection=yes)
9 +2 Svetlana Kuznetsova (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=KUS00 3) RUS 2069.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=KUS003;type=singles;projection=yes)
10 -3 Serena Williams (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=WIS00 1) USA 2055.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=WIS001;type=singles;projection=yes)


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11 -3 Nadia Petrova (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=PEN00 1) RUS 1906.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=PEN001;type=singles;projection=yes)
12 +2 Paola Suarez (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=SUP00 1) ARG 1905.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=SUP001;type=singles;projection=yes)
13 -1 Ai Sugiyama (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=SUA00 1) JPN 1842.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=SUA001;type=singles;projection=yes)
14 -1 Vera Zvonareva (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=ZVV00 1) RUS 1696.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=ZVV001;type=singles;projection=yes)
15 +5 Maria Sharapova (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=SHM00 7) RUS 1620.75 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=SHM007;type=singles;projection=yes)

6 russians in top 15 now... :eek:

:bounce:

tenn_ace
May 31st, 2004, 01:06 PM
Nastya is so close to #4...

LuckyStrike
May 31st, 2004, 01:42 PM
1 0 Justine Henin-Hardenne (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=HEJ00 1) BEL 5791.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=HEJ001;type=singles;projection=yes)
2 0 Kim Clijsters (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=CLK00 1) BEL 5069.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=CLK001;type=singles;projection=yes)
3 0 Amelie Mauresmo (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=MAA00 1) FRA 3502.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=MAA001;type=singles;projection=yes)
4 0 Lindsay Davenport (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=DAL00 1) USA 3080.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=DAL001;type=singles;projection=yes)
5 0 Anastasia Myskina (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=MYA00 1) RUS 3070.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=MYA001;type=singles;projection=yes)
6 0 Jennifer Capriati (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=CAJ00 1) USA 2671.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=CAJ001;type=singles;projection=yes)
7 +3 Elena Dementieva (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=DEE00 2) RUS 2542.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=DEE002;type=singles;projection=yes)
8 +1 Venus Williams (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=WIV00 1) USA 2406.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=WIV001;type=singles;projection=yes)
9 +2 Svetlana Kuznetsova (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=KUS00 3) RUS 2069.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=KUS003;type=singles;projection=yes)
10 -3 Serena Williams (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=WIS00 1) USA 2055.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=WIS001;type=singles;projection=yes)


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12 +2 Paola Suarez (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=SUP00 1) ARG 1905.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=SUP001;type=singles;projection=yes)
13 -1 Ai Sugiyama (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=SUA00 1) JPN 1842.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=SUA001;type=singles;projection=yes)
14 -1 Vera Zvonareva (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=ZVV00 1) RUS 1696.00 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=ZVV001;type=singles;projection=yes)
15 +5 Maria Sharapova (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=players;playerid=SHM00 7) RUS 1620.75 (http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=w;tcaction=rankingspoints;playeri d=SHM007;type=singles;projection=yes)


The Russians will take over the Top10 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

tenn_ace
May 31st, 2004, 01:44 PM
Ekaterina Kosminskaya through to the 2nd round
Elena Vesnina is already in 3rd round

goldenlox
May 31st, 2004, 02:50 PM
There are 6 Russians in the top 15, and Lena Bovina is healthy and just outside the top 20.
Lena will be in the top 15 by the US Open. So it will be 7 Russians in the top 15, if they all stay healthy.

Derek.
May 31st, 2004, 03:18 PM
Maybe 1 or 2 in the top 5 also. :D

Epigone
May 31st, 2004, 04:16 PM
There are 6 Russians in the top 15, and Lena Bovina is healthy and just outside the top 20. Lena will be in the top 15 by the US Open. So it will be 7 Russians in the top 15, if they all stay healthy.That may be conditional on Vera defending her 4th round points at Wimbledon, although she should be able to pick up enough points during the US hardcourt season to stay in the top 15. Vera, please improve :o

goldenlox
May 31st, 2004, 04:23 PM
It's true. Vera will need some results to stay in the top 15. Vera needs to take advantage of her draws. She doesn't come through often enough when she is the highest seed in her section.

goldenlox
May 31st, 2004, 07:26 PM
In doubles, Sveta/Lena are in the quarters. So is Nadia, with Meghann. If they both win, they meet in the semis.
Lena B. is in the mixed quarters, 3 wins from half a grand slam.

Vass22
May 31st, 2004, 08:30 PM
The Russians will take over the Top10 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Hard to see. Nadia is squeezed out already and I see no way the Williams/ Davenport/ Waffles/ Momo are leaving. what's left? The Russians will squeeze out eachother.

goldenlox
May 31st, 2004, 08:33 PM
6 in the top 15, with Bovina coming up. Let's take over the top 20, and work our way up.

- L i n a -
May 31st, 2004, 08:35 PM
The Russians will be dropping actually... :crying2:

The only one who will for sure be in the Top 10 at the end of the year is Myskina.

Dementieva is ranked high now, but she has lots and lots to defend from Toronto to Filderstadt... that's half the points she has now.

Sharapova starts her defending next week... and it will tough for her to gain many points for the rest of the year.

Petrova and Kuznetsova will be in the fight for #10... and one of them will definitely be out.

- L i n a -
May 31st, 2004, 08:38 PM
There are 6 Russians in the top 15, and Lena Bovina is healthy and just outside the top 20.
Lena will be in the top 15 by the US Open. So it will be 7 Russians in the top 15, if they all stay healthy.
No, Lena won't get that high. :crying2:

Top 20 is likely... but Lena would need at least 600 points from now to Los Angeles to get in the Top 15, before Toronto.

Then, her stretch from Toronto to Linz comes... where Bovina has oodles to defend.

goldenlox
May 31st, 2004, 09:43 PM
Tomorrow 3 Russians play in a slam quarterfinal. And Sveta's not one of them.
I think Sveta will play in a lot of slam quarters in the next few years. And I think Nadia has the game to play in them also.

cool_olga
May 31st, 2004, 10:06 PM
Wow, Nastya is very close to #4, I didn't expected that before RG really, if she could win this QF...Hope tv will show this match. Both Lena and nastya has extremely hard matches. Masha is lucky playing Suarez, this young lady has really lot of luck

goldenlox
May 31st, 2004, 11:20 PM
I'm sure I'll get to see Nastya tomorrow. I'm interested to see if she can rally with Venus. And if Venus can attack her serve.
I think ESPN is going to show all 4 women's quarters.

the cat
Jun 1st, 2004, 01:27 AM
C_O, it's time to stop saying how lucky Maria is. And Myskina and Dementieva didn't have to play a player of Zvonareva's caliber in the third round the way Sharapova did. Suarez will be tough for Mashara to beat because she's a very good clay court player who is very crafty and experienced. I would rather Masha be playing a hard hitting player like Petrova rather than a finesse playing clay court player like Suarez who knows how to play against hard hitters like Sharapova.

Derek.
Jun 1st, 2004, 01:27 AM
And I think Nadia has the game to play in them also.

I think she has enough game to do more. :cool: Just a matter of time before she puts it all together. ;) Made semis last year 2 more steps further isn't impossible. With the serve Nadia has and a wicked forehand like she does, she can win at least one Grand Slam . :worship:

goldenlox
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:20 AM
In the quarters, Nastya, Lena D., Maria S., Nadia, Sveta, Lena L., and Lena B. are all still in the tournament.
And I'm watching the Maria K. match again, and she is awesome. Maria played some really good tennis against Serena.

cat - put Maria against Venus, and let Nastya play Suarez. That's a good draw.

Derek.
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:43 AM
I would rather Masha be playing a hard hitting player like Petrova rather than a finesse playing clay court player like Suarez who knows how to play against hard hitters like Sharapova.

I wish she was playing Nadia also. :p

AnDyDog621
Jun 1st, 2004, 06:24 AM
After Wimbledon there will be 3 russians in the top 5 in doubles and all of them are in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros and possibly in the Semifinals as well

Daniel
Jun 1st, 2004, 07:44 AM
Vamos Anastasia!!!! :worship:

fresh2flash
Jun 1st, 2004, 09:43 AM
Still very good French Open. All I can say bravo Marat! He was playing fantastic tennis during the week and that`s a lity he got blisters. BTW I still am pretty sure that Marat thinking of organising a revolution in the ATP Tour creating an alternative Tour. I asked him about it, he laughed and said no, but who would say yes in his position.

goldenlox
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:27 PM
Nastya beat Venus, and Elena broke to start her match. We can have an all Russian final. Right now, that's not a wild possibility.

goldenlox
Jun 1st, 2004, 03:58 PM
Watching the Nastya match live, and now Elena, I was thinking, both lost their first match in Rome.
And they were both in close matches in round one in Paris.
Wow! The gap between the top players is closing.

vaiva
Jun 1st, 2004, 04:10 PM
Still very good French Open. All I can say bravo Marat! He was playing fantastic tennis during the week and that`s a lity he got blisters. BTW I still am pretty sure that Marat thinking of organising a revolution in the ATP Tour creating an alternative Tour. I asked him about it, he laughed and said no, but who would say yes in his position.

That's interesting, fresh. Marat has been very outspoken on this issue lately. What's the feeling behind the scenes, our dear insider? ;)

goldenlox
Jun 1st, 2004, 04:11 PM
Nastya is in the semis. Elena is 4-4 in the quarters. Maria S. made the quarters. Sveta had MP's to make the quarters.
Nadia made the semis last year. Vera made the quarters last year. Lena B. is healthy again. Maria K. played super in her loss.

This tournament is a preview of what's coming. Everyone can still improve.

Daniel
Jun 1st, 2004, 04:18 PM
and dont forget Vera D and Kirilenko, second rounds this year but better next year :D

goldenlox
Jun 1st, 2004, 04:24 PM
I left out Vera D., Dinara, Alina, Tatiana, Anna K., and plenty of others. The more players moving up the rankings, the better.
But right now, I'm thinking Nastya and Elena can both do something special in this tournament.

bubble
Jun 1st, 2004, 04:36 PM
Still very good French Open. All I can say bravo Marat! He was playing fantastic tennis during the week and that`s a lity he got blisters. BTW I still am pretty sure that Marat thinking of organising a revolution in the ATP Tour creating an alternative Tour. I asked him about it, he laughed and said no, but who would say yes in his position.
I totally agree with you. Bravo Marat!
To play the way he did with those blisters and saving 3 matchpoints in 2 matches... says alot about his determination this time :)

goldenlox
Jun 1st, 2004, 05:43 PM
I guess this is a special day for Russian tennis. Nastya and Elena are in the semis of the French Open.

vaiva
Jun 1st, 2004, 06:04 PM
That's a great rivalry between Nastia and Elena for the Russian #1. They are pushing each other and breaking new grounds ;)

Derek.
Jun 1st, 2004, 06:08 PM
Very good tennis from the Russians today. :D Myskina played great tennis and Elena had her forehand really rolling today. :) I think at least 1 Russian should make the fina, but both could make it and finally a Russian (that is still active) would have a singles GS.

goldenlox
Jun 1st, 2004, 06:09 PM
And they are showing Sveta, Nadia, Maria, Vera, and the rest that it can be done. Once a Russian wins a major, I think everyone will be even more focused.

fresh2flash
Jun 2nd, 2004, 10:18 AM
I love Alyona Dementieva! :kiss: Is there a person among tennis players more eager to help? No there are not. I needed to talk to her coach and I asked Alyona to help me. She had 4 or 5 TV interviews before her, but she told these guys to wait, went to the players-lounge and brought me Olga Morozova. That what I call respect for the Russian journalists from a Russian player! :)

fresh2flash
Jun 2nd, 2004, 10:19 AM
That's interesting, fresh. Marat has been very outspoken on this issue lately. What's the feeling behind the scenes, our dear insider? ;)
Well, he will never say it openly of course. :) But I have a feeling he has something in his mind.

Greenout
Jun 2nd, 2004, 11:00 AM
Dropping by to give everybody a huge congrats for an outstanding showing
at RG this year. You supported, you believe, and you deserve all the fantastic
emotions for the next rounds. ENJOY! :)

tenn_ace
Jun 2nd, 2004, 03:55 PM
I love Alyona Dementieva! :kiss: Is there a person among tennis players more eager to help? No there are not. I needed to talk to her coach and I asked Alyona to help me. She had 4 or 5 TV interviews before her, but she told these guys to wait, went to the players-lounge and brought me Olga Morozova. That what I call respect for the Russian journalists from a Russian player! :)
when and where will it be printed?

thanks a lot for updates and hoping for much more to come....:worship:

tenn_ace
Jun 2nd, 2004, 05:13 PM
Sveta/Lena have troubles holding their serve...

it's 6-2 5-7 6-5 (on serve)...

cmon girls, break them again and finish it off!

fresh2flash
Jun 2nd, 2004, 06:50 PM
when and where will it be printed?

thanks a lot for updates and hoping for much more to come....:worship:
Well, from last Wednsday every day my interviews are printed in sport-express - www.sport-express.ru (http://www.sport-express.ru) This one with Morozova will be on Saturday I guess.

Today Alyona was training on one of the outside courts. After the training she spoke to the cameras and then quickly left. She looked very concentrate - and thats a good sign before the semis. :)

cool_olga
Jun 2nd, 2004, 06:54 PM
Great tournament really. Would be great to see Natya-Lena final. These two are fighting for #1 in Russia and that's incredible, they are with the top now definitely, here they can prove it.
Funny thing, a year ago in 2003 in Tier IV event in Doha we had first even all-Russian final (Nastya-Lena L.), now we have a chance to have all-Russian Grand Slam final! What an improvement in these girls, that's unbelivable :worship:

goldenlox
Jun 2nd, 2004, 07:58 PM
It would be unbelievable if Nastya and Elena both win tomorrow. The way the clay season was going, I was prepared to root for the doubles teams. I didn't think anyone would get past the quarters in singles.
Now the sky is the limit.

Vass22
Jun 2nd, 2004, 09:00 PM
It would be unbelievable if Nastya and Elena both win tomorrow. The way the clay season was going, I was prepared to root for the doubles teams. I didn't think anyone would get past the quarters in singles.
Now the sky is the limit.

My exact same thoughts!

ys
Jun 2nd, 2004, 10:29 PM
To think about that, Russian Women's tennis could be less than a day away from its first Grand Slam title. It could be as big as June 9 , 1996. Or December 1st 2002..

I am even afraid to think about that..

goldenlox
Jun 2nd, 2004, 10:44 PM
And it's on ESPN live tomorrow. I can't imagine the pressure on them. I get nervous, just watching.
Tomorrow has awesome possibilities.
I know Elena will never have a better chance to make the final, playing Suarez. Nastya has a tough, tough match against a former champion here.
Yet I think they both will win.

ys
Jun 2nd, 2004, 10:48 PM
In a way, it could be easier for them that there are two of them. I wonder whether they are preparing/practicing together today or maybe spending some time together. Being with someone who is in the same position as yourself helps to relieve the pressure tremendously, I know that from my own experience..

- L i n a -
Jun 2nd, 2004, 10:51 PM
ELENA BOVINA and Nenad Zimonjic play their Mixed Doubles Semifinal on Lenglen court, 1st match.

Good luck to Lena.

goldenlox
Jun 2nd, 2004, 10:51 PM
I don't think they get along. Nastya said in Melbourne that she wants to be ranked ahead of Elena.
They don't play doubles together. But I think they both see this as extra important because the other one might make the final.

- L i n a -
Jun 2nd, 2004, 10:55 PM
I have a bad feeling that only 1 Russian will be victorious tomorrow.

goldenlox
Jun 2nd, 2004, 10:58 PM
That's not bad. It's still a great situation.
But an all Russian slam final is a message to the world of tennis. That these players are still improving. And we have a lot of good, improving, young players.

ys
Jun 2nd, 2004, 10:59 PM
I have a bad feeling that only 1 Russian will be victorious tomorrow.
It's not a bad feeling. In all honesty - give it to me now and I will take it. I think that it is an outcome of about 60% probability.