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broncosven
May 21st, 2004, 09:13 PM
Womens Singles 1st round
Alicia Molik vs Anastasia Myskina RUS :sad: :sad: :fiery: :fiery: :tape:
Nicole Pratt vs Tina Pisnik SLO :p :D
Samantha Stosur vs Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER :cool: :D
Christina Wheller vs Marta Marrero ESP :p :eek:


Mens Singles 1st round
Lleyton Hewitt AUS vs Arnaud Di Pasquale FRA :cool:
Tood Reid vs Qualifier :lol: :tape: :drool: :eek:
Wayne Arthurs AUS vs Nicolas Escude FRA :( :o
Mark Phillipoussis vs Luis Horna PER :sad: :eek:

broncosven
May 21st, 2004, 09:17 PM
Well in the womens, except for poor Alicia (although she has a win over Mystina and is in good form) i can see the other 3 winning there matches. Sam's and Christina wil have to fight for there but i reckon they will just scrape home

In the Mens besides Mark, who could be in some trouble i can see the other 3 going through aswell. Lucky for Todd who has a dream 1st round

TS
May 21st, 2004, 10:53 PM
Marta Marrero will eat Christina for lunch...she is in great form. Poor Chrissy :sad: Oh well, at least a good pay day.

Sam and Nicole are in with a realistic shot of winning their first rounds, whilst Alicia obviously has a tough ask but she has nothing to lose and confidence is high at the moment!!!

Vicky88
May 22nd, 2004, 04:30 AM
I don't have any expectations that any of our females will win the first round. None of them are fabulous on clay and none have an easy draw. So if any of them do win it will be a bonus.

SpikeyAidanm
May 22nd, 2004, 04:32 AM
Predictions:

Alicia Molik def. Anastasia Myskina RUS 7-5, 7-6
Tina Pisnik def Pratty 6-4, 6-4 :mad:
Samantha Stosur def Groenefeld 6-3, 6-2 :)
Marta Marrero def Wheeler 6-2, 6-0 :tape:

Lleyton Hewitt AUS def Arnaud Di Pasquale 7-5, 6-2, 6-3
Tood Reid def Qualifier 4-6, 0-6, 7-5, 6-1, 14-12 :lol:
Nicolas Escude def Arthurs 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 :hysteric: :bigcry:
Mark Phillipoussis def Horna 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 :banana:

azza
May 22nd, 2004, 08:07 AM
Azza sexy predixtions :p

Alicia Molik Def Anastasia Myskina 6-4 6-2
Nicole Pratt Def Tina Pisnik 2-6 6-3 6-3
Anna-Leena Groenefeld Def Stosur 6-3 4-6 6-2
Marta Marrero Def Christina Wheeler 4-6 6-2 6-1

Hewitt Def Di Pasqual 6-3 6-2 6-4
Qualifier Def Reid 5-7 6-3 7-6(6) 6-2 :tape:
Arthurs Def Escude 7-6(7) 5-7 7-5 6-3
Flip Def Horna 3-6 7-5 6-3 6-4


i hope they all win it would be a dream if everyone of them won on to the 2nd round! :D

AUSBOY
May 22nd, 2004, 01:55 PM
Hewitt has the easiest draw!!!

Nicole Pratt has the most winnable match. Scud should win. The rest Im not hopeful about.

SpikeyAidanm
May 22nd, 2004, 01:57 PM
After today's Vienna final, I'm 100% sure Molik will lose to Myskina :sad:

broncosven
May 22nd, 2004, 10:07 PM
They Will be all good matches

most very close 3 setters but i reckon still 6/8 aussies will be in 2nd round

TennisPO
May 22nd, 2004, 10:10 PM
From what it looks like, Aussie girls might not last for more than 2 days:p
Hopefully Sam will blow Anna-Lena with her serve, but Anna-Lena is more familiar with clay, but that's the one I foresee to be the closest, the rest of the matches pitting Aussies against clay courters dont look good, good luck to all:)

petey_pan
May 23rd, 2004, 01:45 AM
My Predictions

Alicia Molik DEF (6) Anastasia Myskina 64 63
Tina Pisnik DEF Nicole Pratt 62 62
Samantha Stosur DEF Ana-Lena Groenefeld 76(3) 63
Marta Marrero DEF Christina Wheeler 61 63

Vicky88
May 23rd, 2004, 02:41 AM
I'm surprised that so many are picking Molik for a win over Myskina. To me, it appears she has a difficult battle. Myskina is ranked #6 for a reason, that is she wins consistently. Alicia has found a bit of form this past week but don't think she defeated anyone inside the top 30. Also clay is not her best surface is it? She may have beaten Myskina recently in Fed Cup but that was a dead rubber so has less significance to me. What top 10 players has Alicia beaten in normal match play?

chris1897
May 23rd, 2004, 05:42 AM
actually molik beat myskina in a LIVE rubber in the fed cup.....a very impressive win!!!!!! but i can see your point. It will be a very tough match for alicia to win........especially with this being on clay and in a grand slam!

broncosven
May 23rd, 2004, 05:44 AM
Alicia has the game to push the top people but needs to be more consistant. . .

Guess we shall have to wait and see how she goes, Great ranking points if she can win

SpikeyAidanm
May 23rd, 2004, 06:07 AM
I'm surprised that so many are picking Molik for a win over Myskina. To me, it appears she has a difficult battle. Myskina is ranked #6 for a reason, that is she wins consistently. Alicia has found a bit of form this past week but don't think she defeated anyone inside the top 30. Also clay is not her best surface is it? She may have beaten Myskina recently in Fed Cup but that was a dead rubber so has less significance to me. What top 10 players has Alicia beaten in normal match play?

Well it wasn't a dead rubber. I think the only top 10 player she bt in actual WTA play was Hantuchova last year, so yeah, it will be tough.

ozfan44
May 23rd, 2004, 08:59 AM
Yer but you also have to take into account the fact that Myskina is totally crap on Clay herself and Alicia will have some confidence from Vienna will be a close match either way.
Pratty is going to have to work if she wants to beat Pisnik who is no slouch as will Sam versus Groenfeld hope both of them can win.
Wheeler on the other hand i fear is going to get smashed by Marrero, i hope not and id love to see her win but i very much doubt it.

In the Mens Scud should be able to get past Horna but i think will definately be a 4 setter, Lleyton should win if he can block out the french crowd who will be 100% against him, Wayne i think will squeeze over the line against eascude in the fifth set!,
Todd should beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez although he isnt exactly been playing too good lately.

Interesting the guy that beat Luczak now plays Todd, maybe Todd can justify his Wildcard over Pete with a win??

SpikeyAidanm
May 23rd, 2004, 09:12 AM
I wouldn't say Myskina is totally crap on clay, she's won 2 titles on it, made an Italian Open QF, German Open QF etc.

broncosven
May 23rd, 2004, 11:03 AM
Molik Def Myskina 6-4 5-7 6-3
Pratt Def Pisnik 4-6 6-2 6-1
Stosur Def Groenefeld 7-6 6-4
Marrero Def Wheeler 6-7 6-1 6-3

Hewitt Def Di Pasqual 3-6 6-2 6-2 6-4
Reid Def Lopez 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-3
Arthurs Def Escude 7-5 6-7 7-5 6-3
Horna Def Flip 7-5 4-6 6-3 7-6 ( sry flip)

Dont know how close but unfortunate that Flip and Wheller aint moving although would luv to see em all win

Vicky88
May 23rd, 2004, 12:12 PM
I agree with you 100% on this one. She does have the game, but while I have seen plenty to indicate she is a top 40 player, there has not been any consistency to say she is Top 20. Yesterday's match was a great example of being on the edge of breaking through, but not quite making it.

I am hoping that this will be it for Alicia, as she has obviously worked hard to get where she is, so I would like to see her rewarded with a bit of success.

Alicia has the game to push the top people but needs to be more consistant. . .

Guess we shall have to wait and see how she goes, Great ranking points if she can win

azza
May 23rd, 2004, 01:26 PM
lol clay is not Alicia worse surface :o Alicia must love clay coz she has gotton very good clay results last year and this year not sure why shes so good on the stuff but its good i would think Clay would be a Fav surface for Nicole too :confused: becasue all u do is rally on clay and with Nicoles style of play she should be wearing down her opponentns and win matches but thats not happening :sad:

AUSBOY
May 23rd, 2004, 01:37 PM
OMG u are all jumping the gun!

Do I need to remind you the last time Molik played Myskina on clay??? It was a comprenhensive thrashing. Both players have improved since then. Myskina though had a bad loss in her last match and Molik has had a confidence boosting week. I don't think anyone can predict it as molik did beat her last time which will definitely play a part with Myskina's own confidence. I'm guessing that this match will go to 3 sets but toss a coin who wins it, but I'd say Myskina regrettably.


Pratt vs Pisnik

Head to Head - Pratt leads 2-0

2002 Indian Wells 64 Hard (O) N.PRATT won 2-6 6-4 6-3
2002 Birmingham 64 Grass (O) N.PRATT won 6-1 3-6 6-0

Pratt has a good chance, if Dokic can beat Pisnik at the French Open with about 80 unforced errors, then Nicole certainly can. Pisnik did do well at the French Open last year but I dont think her form is that good this year.


Marrero vs Wheeler - On form Marrero should kill Christina however Christina is the underdog, no one is expecting her to win, I suspect she might put up a good fight.


Stosur vs Groenefeld - Stosur is slowly getting more confidence on clay. Could go either way 50/50 I think


Hewitt has the easiest draw, 1st match should be like 6-2 6-2 6-2, an absolute cakewalk for him!

Scud should win too. Arthurs has a difficult mtach as does Reid who hasnt been in the best form. I think we will have 3 men through to the 2nd round

AUSBOY
May 23rd, 2004, 01:45 PM
lol clay is not Alicia worse surface :o Alicia must love clay coz she has gotton very good clay results last year and this year not sure why shes so good on the stuff but its good i would think Clay would be a Fav surface for Nicole too :confused: becasue all u do is rally on clay and with Nicoles style of play she should be wearing down her opponentns and win matches but thats not happening :sad:

Nicole's serve on clay has no potency! She can get away with a lacklustre serve on the hardcourt but come clay it gets smashed away for outright winners more!

azza
May 23rd, 2004, 01:49 PM
Oh Poo... :(

broncosven
May 23rd, 2004, 09:39 PM
Yes Nicole's serve would hold up nicely for her opponents unfortunately . . that could work in her favour though if Pisnik goes for to much or too close to lines could win some easy points

azza
May 24th, 2004, 03:44 PM
Pratt 6-4 3-1
Arthurs 6-6 ( 4-3 )
Reid 3-2
Philippoussis 0-1

azza
May 24th, 2004, 03:45 PM
Pratt 6-4 3-2
Arthurs 6-6 ( 5-6 )
Reid 3-2
Philippoussis 1-1

azza
May 24th, 2004, 03:50 PM
Pratt Vs Pisnik 6-4 4-2
Arthurs Vs Escude 6-7(7) 0-0
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 4-3
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-2

azza
May 24th, 2004, 03:54 PM
Pratt Vs Pisnik 6-4 5-2
Arthurs Vs Escude 6-7(7) 0-1
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 5-3
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-2

azza
May 24th, 2004, 04:00 PM
Pratt Def Pisnik 6-4 6-2

Arthurs Vs Escude 6-7(7) 1-1
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 0-0
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-2
Wheeler Vs Marrero 1-0

azza
May 24th, 2004, 04:04 PM
Arthurs Vs Escude 6-7(7) 1-2
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 0-1
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-4
Wheeler Vs Marrero 1-1

azza
May 24th, 2004, 04:07 PM
Arthurs Vs Escude 6-7(7) 1-2
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 0-2
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-5 :tape:
Wheeler Vs Marrero 1-2

azza
May 24th, 2004, 04:20 PM
Arthurs Vs Escude 6-7(7) 2-5 :bigcry:
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-5
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 0-1 :tape:
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-3

azza
May 24th, 2004, 04:23 PM
Arthurs Vs Escude 6-7(7) 2-6 0-0 :bigcry:
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 0-0
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 1-1
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-4

azza
May 24th, 2004, 04:25 PM
Arthurs Vs Escude 6-7(7) 2-6 0-0
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 0-0
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 2-1
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-5

azza
May 24th, 2004, 04:28 PM
Arthurs Vs Escude 6-7(7) 2-6 0-1
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 0-0
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 2-1
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 0-0 :rolleyes:

azza
May 24th, 2004, 04:30 PM
Arthurs Vs Escude 6-7(7) 2-6 1-1
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 1-0
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 2-2
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 0-0

azza
May 24th, 2004, 04:32 PM
Arthurs Vs Escude 6-7(7) 2-6 1-2
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 1-1
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 3-2
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 0-1

azza
May 24th, 2004, 04:40 PM
Arthurs Vs Escude 6-7(7) 2-6 2-3
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 1-3
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 4-3
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 1-1

azza
May 24th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Arthurs Vs Escude 6-7(7) 2-6 2-4
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 2-3
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 4-4
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 2-1

chris1897
May 24th, 2004, 04:53 PM
keep going wheeler!! fight!!!

well done nicole! great win!

azza
May 24th, 2004, 04:55 PM
Escude Def Arthurs 7-6(7) 6-2 6-2 :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(


Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 2-5
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 5-4
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 3-2

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:00 PM
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 2-6 0-0 :(
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 5-5
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 3-3

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:01 PM
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 2-6 1-0
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 5-6
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 4-3

chris1897
May 24th, 2004, 05:05 PM
bad luck arthurs

things arent looking so good 4 reid or mark either?!!

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:06 PM
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 2-6 1-1
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 5-6
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 5-3 (:D)

chris1897
May 24th, 2004, 05:12 PM
come on wheeler!!!!!!! take the set!

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:16 PM
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 2-6 2-3
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 6-6 (4-3)
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 5-4

chris1897
May 24th, 2004, 05:18 PM
uh oh!! wheeler is serving for set at 5-4. score is 30 - 30!!! big point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:19 PM
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 2-6 2-4
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 6-6 (6-6)
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 0-0 :banana: :woohoo:

chris1897
May 24th, 2004, 05:21 PM
woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great fighting christina.........jus keep the momentum going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:22 PM
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 2-6 2-4
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 6-6 (8-8)
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 0-0

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:23 PM
Reid Vs Garcia-Lopez 6-4 1-6 2-6 2-5 :smash:
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 6-6 (9-9) :scared:
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 0-0

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:27 PM
Garcia-Lopez Def Reid 4-6 6-1 6-2 6-2 :o:o:o:o

Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 6-7(9) 0-0 :(:(:(:(:(:(
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 1-0

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:31 PM
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 6-7(9) 0-1
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 2-0 :speakles:

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:34 PM
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 6-7(9) 1-1
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 3-0 :eek:

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:37 PM
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 6-7(9) 1-2
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 3-1

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:41 PM
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 6-7(9) 1-3 :sad:
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 3-2

C'mon Christina Concentrate!

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:45 PM
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 6-7(9) 1-4
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 3-3

omg :crying2: Wheeler :mad:

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:54 PM
Philippoussis Vs Horna 1-6 6-7(9) 3-5
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 3-4

OMG CHRISTINA U HAD 3 BREAK POINTS PATHETIC :mad:

azza
May 24th, 2004, 05:58 PM
Horna Def Philippoussis 6-1 7-6(9) 6-3 :(:(:(:(:(

Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 4-4

azza
May 24th, 2004, 06:01 PM
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 4-5

Bye Bye Christina :bigcry:

azza
May 24th, 2004, 06:05 PM
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 5-5

GO Christina

azza
May 24th, 2004, 06:07 PM
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 6-5

Christina serving for the match :bowdown:

azza
May 24th, 2004, 06:15 PM
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 6-7 :sad:

azza
May 24th, 2004, 06:19 PM
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 7-7

FIGHT CHRISTINA

azza
May 24th, 2004, 06:22 PM
Wheeler Vs Marrero 2-6 6-4 7-8

FIGHT HOLD SERVE AND KEEP FIGHTING

azza
May 24th, 2004, 06:32 PM
Marrero Def Wheeler 6-2 4-6 9-7 :(

ozfan44
May 24th, 2004, 06:44 PM
So Many Mixed Feelings For Christina Right Now
Im So Fucking Pissed She Let A Great Oppurtunity Get Away From Her There
Up 3-0 In The 3rd Serving And Was 2 Pts Away From The Match For Fuck Sake On The Other Hand Im Happy She Got So Close To A Quality Clay Player, Now I Just Hope A 9-7 Scoreline Doesnt Affect Christina Too Much.

That $$ And Pts Sure Would Of Been Handy For Getting Into Upcoming Tournaments.

Maybe Christina Will Have Learnt Her Lesson That She Needs To Come And Play In Europe Before The French Open Not Just Stay In Us And Play Their Poxy Events.

broncosven
May 24th, 2004, 09:22 PM
Nicole Pratt (AUS) d. Tina Pisnik (SLO) 64 62
Marta Marrero (ESP) d. (WC) Christina Wheeler (AUS) 62 46 97

Ill say congrats Nicole for a comfortable win and Christina like ozfan has said good but bad . . . the showing you put on was really encouraging but u need to play more higher events and learn to close matches out

broncosven
May 24th, 2004, 09:56 PM
Escude (FRA) d W Arthurs (AUS) 76(7) 62 62
L Horna (PER) d (18)M Philippoussis (AUS) 61 76(9) 63
(Q)G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d (WC)T Reid (AUS) 46 61 62 62

All ill say is i thought this would happen . . . . and it is pathetic !!! fair enough from arthurs but Mark has form like a rollercoaster and reid played one clay event and lost in 1st round of that aswell . . . . . but luck next time

broncosven
May 24th, 2004, 10:10 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

AUSBOY
May 24th, 2004, 10:32 PM
I wouldnt say Nicole's win was comfortable, the first set was a dog fight but she got there.

Shame about Wheeler, if she had more big match experience she would have learnt how to close that match out. Still an encouraging performance

azza
May 25th, 2004, 08:31 AM
i reckon Luczak did better then Reid :ras: :p

azza
May 25th, 2004, 08:35 AM
OMG PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF @

Pratt/Wheeler Vs Black/Stubbs PFFFFFFFFFFFF :mad:

Mr_Molik
May 25th, 2004, 08:41 AM
:mad:
theres not enough aussies as there is without them playing in the fuckin 1st rd :fiery:

ozfan44
May 25th, 2004, 08:47 AM
well what a fuckd draw

pratt/wheeler vs black/stubbs first round
mcshea/sequera vs husarova/martinez second round
sam and bryanne along with magui and alicia should be able to win a couple of matches

tiger123
May 25th, 2004, 01:57 PM
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) def. Samantha Stosur (AUS) 6-2 6-0 :sad:

Anastasia Myskina (RUS)[6] v. Alicia Molik (AUS) last match on Court 2
&
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[12] v. Arnaud Di Pasquale (FRA) last match on Court 1

CMON Alicia & Lleyton, there are only 3 Aussies left total in the both the Singles Main Draws!

azza
May 25th, 2004, 02:14 PM
Sam :o

azza
May 25th, 2004, 03:57 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 2-1

Alicia up an early break :bounce:

azza
May 25th, 2004, 04:01 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 2-2

Way to many U/E :sad:

azza
May 25th, 2004, 04:04 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 2-3

UE after UE :o

azza
May 25th, 2004, 04:09 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 3-3

azza
May 25th, 2004, 04:11 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 3-4

6 Winners and 12 Unforced Errors :(

azza
May 25th, 2004, 04:16 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 4-4

10 Winners and 15 Unforced Errors :eek:

azza
May 25th, 2004, 04:27 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 5-4

Alicia breaks after 400 deuces :p

azza
May 25th, 2004, 04:30 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 6-4 0-0

Great work :bounce:

azza
May 25th, 2004, 04:34 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 6-4 0-1

chris1897
May 25th, 2004, 04:34 PM
keep going molik!!!
what a huge game at 4-4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! went for ages!!!
molik was down 3-4 (0-40)......getting fighting spirit!

azza
May 25th, 2004, 04:37 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 6-4 1-1

azza
May 25th, 2004, 04:39 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 6-4 1-2

azza
May 25th, 2004, 04:51 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 6-4 2-4

Break back :sad:

azza
May 25th, 2004, 04:53 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 6-4 3-4

Alicia broke back :D

azza
May 25th, 2004, 04:58 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 6-4 3-5

Alicia got broke again :bigcry:

azza
May 25th, 2004, 05:02 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 6-4 3-6 0-0

Ugh Alicia had a fucking break point :rolleyes:

azza
May 25th, 2004, 05:06 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 6-4 3-6 1-0

azza
May 25th, 2004, 05:08 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 6-4 3-6 1-1

azza
May 25th, 2004, 05:27 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 6-4 3-6 3-4

Alicia down a break :(

chris1897
May 25th, 2004, 05:29 PM
fight alicia!!!!!!!!!!

chris1897
May 25th, 2004, 05:30 PM
bugga bugga bugga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
alicia is done 5-3 in the 3rd now!
lets pray for a miracle!

azza
May 25th, 2004, 05:30 PM
Molik Vs Myskina 6-4 3-6 3-5 :sad:

chris1897
May 25th, 2004, 05:33 PM
molik held for 5-4!!!! come on !!! break her!!!!! u can do it!

chris1897
May 25th, 2004, 05:38 PM
molik had her chance in the last game 2 break.....she had myskina 15-40 on serve. but myskina was 2 strong in end!! winning 46 63 64

azza
May 25th, 2004, 05:38 PM
Myskina Def Molik 4-6 6-3 6-4 :rolleyes:

broncosven
May 25th, 2004, 09:48 PM
yeh well Molik lost in a close set and Sam got slaughtered 2 and 0

Well Pratt is still goin but for how long cause she plays the 7th seed next

broncosven
May 25th, 2004, 10:02 PM
Hewitt won 6-0 7-6 4-6 6-1

So he completed a good victory . . Congrats to him as he is the sole male left and sure he is looking to go into the 2nd wek atleast . . . . is in ok form aslong as her doesnt come up agaist a specialist clay courter the quarters or semis look destined for him

Vicky88
May 25th, 2004, 10:32 PM
Pretty sad state of affairs, but not unexpected. Let's hope that Nicole and Llleyton can continue winning so we have someone to cheer on come week 2.

broncosven
May 26th, 2004, 12:37 AM
Well if Pratts wins it will be not only a great vicotry but the furtherest she has advanced ever at the french open

but at Wimbly we might only have three people in singles and none in qualies . .christina and evie i believe are both under the cut off for qualies ??

AUSBOY
May 26th, 2004, 01:21 AM
It was reported today that Scud is injured! He injured his shoulder in the World Team Cup final, only had an hour of practice at Roland Garros and had trouble serving and hitting anything above waste height. Apparently having to resort to serve/volley tactics on the clay to try and get through the match quicker.

Stosur also is injured, she had to have an injury time out in her match so that possibly explains her bad scoreline

tiger123
May 26th, 2004, 02:09 AM
It was reported today that Scud is injured! He injured his shoulder in the World Team Cup final, only had an hour of practice at Roland Garros and had trouble serving and hitting anything above waste height. Apparently having to resort to serve/volley tactics on the clay to try and get through the match quicker.

Stosur also is injured, she had to have an injury time out in her match so that possibly explains her bad scoreline

Mark did have an injury and said he woke up with a lump on his shoulder. He will rest this week and then head to London on MOnday to start preparing for Queens & Wimbledon.

Nicole Pratt is 3rd match on Court 2 tonight against Elena Dementieva (RUS).

Lleyton plays Jurgen Meltzer in his 2nd Rnd match tommorow night.

SpikeyAidanm
May 26th, 2004, 04:44 AM
After today's Vienna final, I'm 100% sure Molik will lose to Myskina :sad:

told ya :sad: :mad:

Vicky88
May 26th, 2004, 05:33 AM
Actually it is really grim when a country as wealthy as Australia, who throws millions of dollars at their athletes, can have so few up and comers. When you read that there it is likely we won't have anyone in qualifying at Wimbeldon that says clearly there that there is a big problem with the current system. Maybe if TA hadn't been throwing WC's at the AO at players ranked below 500, we might actually be able to get someone new into the top 300.

I'm pinning my hopes on Sophie coming thru, Casey recovering from illness and Cindy coming back to her best form.

broncosven
May 26th, 2004, 06:36 AM
. Maybe if TA hadn't been throwing WC's at the AO at players ranked below 500, we might actually be able to get someone new into the top 300.

I'm pinning my hopes on Sophie coming thru, Casey recovering from illness and Cindy coming back to her best form.

I think that will happen with those 3

aswell as perhaps Nicole Kriz and then monique, lauren and evie remembering how to play

tiger123
May 26th, 2004, 07:02 AM
If you look at the talent of Australian Players it isnt that bad:
Mens Elite Womens Elite
Lleyton Hewitt Alicia Molik
Mark Philipoussis Nicole Pratt

Up & Coming: Up & Coming
Todd Reid Sam Stosur
Chris Guccione Casey Dellaqua

ozfan44
May 26th, 2004, 07:13 AM
don't forget cindy watson who will be back up in top 200 in a few months

AUSBOY
May 26th, 2004, 07:25 AM
We have the current situation aka hardly any players ranked from 100-300 purely because of the wildcards!

E.g Dittmann last year, no wildcard to Aust Open Qualies when she was ranked 250ish. Automatically she loses the 16.5 points off her rank from the 2nd round finish the year before and her rank drops outside the top 300 where she has no chance of really getting into any WTA qualies or $75K and $50K main draws.

Will be the same scenario if they dont give Breadmore a wildcard next year, her rank will drop dramatically. Where as what have Bobusic, D.Dominikovic and Lukaszewicz done with the points and money?? Hasnt exactly been used to pay for their travel as thats all paid for anyhow and the ranking points are insignificant for them!

I'm not doubting TA's ability to spot the talent, sure Sophie Ferguson has finally added power to her game and she's going great this season, but I doubt the AO wildcards have really played any part with this success. I'm sure she would be doin just as good now if she had been granted a Qualifying wildcard this year and no wildcard the year before!

ozfan44
May 26th, 2004, 08:39 AM
On Bojana Bobusic, she is in perth resting
she was nearly burnt out after last year where she had some solid junior results and really just had a "bash" during all events in January,

she will play aussie itfs in sept/oct/nov you will see the real bojana there

broncosven
May 26th, 2004, 09:36 AM
Its fiar enough to expose them to seniors but it does them no good . . . . Watson, Dittman and Stewart got no AO WC and lots of other between the rankings you said have been overlooked for people ranked 700+

Its ok to have Reid, Stosur, Gucc and Dellq but who else . .fair enogh there are a few men who can play at ATP level but in womens especially there are HUGE !!! gaps in talent. I agree that Watson and Ferguson will be inside 200 by the AO next year

Perhaps if Pratt can win her 2nd round that might make us happy for a while !!!

ozfan44
May 26th, 2004, 09:44 AM
ok i agree with watson and dittmann but what counted against bryanne was her 06 06 loss to snyder at sydney the week b4! i would be more than happy to give mirielle and cindy a wildcard over olivia and daniella or bojana

ozfan44
May 26th, 2004, 09:51 AM
righty-o
back on court

arthurs/hanley vs peya/wassen 6-0 3-0*
in like 35 minutes
go wayne and paul

sam and bryanne about to start thier match in 10-15 mins

broncosven
May 26th, 2004, 09:58 AM
Thats encouraging !!

Reckon we have a chance at winning some kind of doubles title here whether mens, womens or mixed

azza
May 26th, 2004, 10:23 AM
righty-o
back on court

arthurs/hanley vs peya/wassen 6-0 3-0*
in like 35 minutes
go wayne and paul

sam and bryanne about to start thier match in 10-15 mins
6-0 5-7 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

broncosven
May 26th, 2004, 10:52 AM
maybe they broke both there legs

broncosven
May 26th, 2004, 11:00 AM
CHIT !!!!!

Wayne Arthurs AUS (5)
Paul Hanley AUS (5) 6 5 2

Alexander Peya AUT
Rogier Wassen NED 0 7 6

broncosven
May 26th, 2004, 11:05 AM
Well STOSUR and STEWART won the 1st set 7-6 !!!!

Mcshea and Sequera are on serve leading 4-3

azza
May 26th, 2004, 12:51 PM
Some doubles results :)

Kerr/Vanhoudt Def Sa/Saretta 6-3 6-4
Peya/Wason Def (5) Arthurs/Hanley 0-6 7-5 6-2
(4) Knowles/Nestor Def Fisher/Tursunov 6-3 5-7 8-6

Mcshea/Sequera Def Peschke/Rittner 7-6(5) 7-6(4) :D
Stosur/Stewart Def Foretz/Razzano 7-6(1) 6-3

azza
May 26th, 2004, 01:05 PM
Pratts losing 2-6 0-2 :sad:

azza
May 26th, 2004, 01:10 PM
Pratt 2-6 0-4

tiger123
May 26th, 2004, 01:13 PM
Pratts losing 2-6 0-2 :sad:

Elani Dementieva lead Nicole Pratt 6-2 5-0 :sad:

chris1897
May 26th, 2004, 01:21 PM
pratt won 2 games in a row!! make a comeback nicole!

tiger123
May 26th, 2004, 01:21 PM
Elani Dementieva lead Nicole Pratt 6-2 5-0 :sad:

Pratty just broke and trails 2-6 2-5

tiger123
May 26th, 2004, 01:24 PM
Pratty just broke and trails 2-6 2-5

Dementieva broke straight back to take the match.

Nicole Pratt out of the French Open in straight sets 2-6 2-6 :sad:

Lleyton now carries the flag and is the sole Aussie left in the Main Draw after Day 3!!! :o

azza
May 26th, 2004, 01:25 PM
Dementieva 6-2 6-2 :sad:

louloubelle
May 26th, 2004, 02:14 PM
From 2-1 up (with a break) in the 1st Nicole lost 10 straight games. Hopefully with grass under her feet soon she will make a bigger slam impact, not that her Wimbledon record is great.... 4 or 5 straight first rnd losses :confused: :rolleyes:

Success at the French and on dirt comes from playing a few claycourt seasons and gaining experience and playing many matches ala Molik. It's definitely not an overnight thing and to expect the likes of Sam, Sophie, Casey to make an immediate impact when they get their chance won't happen. I'd expect it would take atleast 3-5 years for any of these girls to gain genuine claycourt expertise like Alicia.

That's why it was good to see Sam playing quallies in some big tournies (and getting smacked at times) because that's where her deveopment should start.

ozfan44
May 27th, 2004, 07:41 AM
totally agree loulebelle

Vicky88
May 27th, 2004, 08:55 AM
I agree that the up and comers need to keep playing on clay. Otherwise they are effectively cutting themselves off from a big hunk of points each year.

broncosven
May 27th, 2004, 09:37 AM
Thats quite true

Hence why they brought the challenger clay series in ACT . . this is too help them be brought up on clay aswell as the other surfaces


Congrats to the doubles winners and unlucky Pratt better luck next week

tiger123
May 27th, 2004, 02:09 PM
On a brighter note.... Lleyton Hewitt is through to the 3rd Rnd of the French Open defeating Jurgen Meltzer 6-4 6-4 4-6 6-2 :) :D :worship:

azza
May 27th, 2004, 02:15 PM
Stubbs/Black Def Pratt/Wheeler 6-2 6-3 :(

azza
May 27th, 2004, 06:11 PM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/netcam/large/10/016.jpg (http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/netcam/gridpages/10/index.html)

what a wonderful service action :hearts:

tiger123
May 28th, 2004, 12:29 AM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/netcam/large/10/016.jpg (http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/netcam/gridpages/10/index.html)

what a wonderful service action :hearts:

You must have been very bored azza.

Bethanie Mattek (USA)/ Abigail Spears (USA) def.
Alicia Molik (AUS)[12]/ Magui Serna (ESP)[12] 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 :sad:

tiger123
May 28th, 2004, 12:37 AM
Mixed Doubles starts tonight:

Camille Pin (FRA) Arnaud Clement (FRA) v. Alicia Molik (AUS)[7]/Paul Hanley (AUS)[7]

Mens Doubles 2nd Rnd
John van Lottum (NED)/ Martin Verkerk (NED) v.
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[2]/ Todd Woodbridge (AUS)[2]

Karol Kucera (SVK)/ Todd Perry (AUS) v. Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)[3]/ Max Mirnyi (BLR)[3]

Jordan Kerr (AUS) / Tom Vanhoudt (BEL) v.
Wayne Black (ZIM)[7]/ Kevin Ullyett (ZIM)[7]

Womens Doubles 2nd Rnd
Bryanne Stewart (AUS)/ Samantha Stosur (AUS)
v. Marion Bartoli (FRA)[9]/ Emilie Loit (FRA)[9]

Tommorow Night
Mens Singles 3rd Rnd
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) [12] Vs Martin Verkerk (NED) [19]

Mr_Molik
May 28th, 2004, 02:22 AM
alicia/magui :help:

Mr_Molik
May 28th, 2004, 02:23 AM
go lleyton

broncosven
May 28th, 2004, 07:42 AM
Better Luck to the remaining doubles teams and mixed doubles

Lleyton has a strong chance though !!!

SpikeyAidanm
May 28th, 2004, 09:15 AM
Mixed 1r:

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

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


btw Golovin/Gasquet is an interesting pair ;) :drool:

azza
May 28th, 2004, 09:54 AM
:o the pic changed :o :(

broncosven
May 28th, 2004, 09:56 AM
Three wins in mixed !!! hopefully . . . .

Aswell as the French Young guns

azza
May 28th, 2004, 02:46 PM
:banana:

Stosur/Stewart Def (9) Loit/Bartoli 2-6 6-3 6-3 :woohoo:
(7) Molik/Hanley Def Clement/Pin 6-3 6-4 ( Alicia/Paul win 1st match at RG this year :o :) )

broncosven
May 28th, 2004, 09:27 PM
Well thats a good start !!

Vicky88
May 29th, 2004, 03:15 AM
Good to see some of our players getting thru in doubles, gives them a bit of extra practice on the surface.

Was specially pleased to see Sam & Bryanne win, as it has been a few lean years for Bryanne, nice to see her earn a few dollars.

Don't forget we still have Rennae in WD. To me it feels like we tend to overlook her a bit, and she deserves more recognition than she gets in Australia for her achievements.

azza
May 29th, 2004, 06:38 AM
R1 (2) Bjorkman/Woodbridge Def Humphires/Sricaphan 6-3 6-2
R2 (2) Bjorkman/Woodbridge Def Van Lottum/Verkerk 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4 :eek:

R2 (7) Black/Ullyett Def Kerr/Vanhoudt 6-4 6-3

R2 (3) Bhupathi/Mirnyi Def Todd Perry/Kucera 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4 :sad:

azza
May 29th, 2004, 06:41 AM
R1 Beltrame/Llodra Def Mcshea/Kerr 6-1 6-3 :sad:

broncosven
May 29th, 2004, 09:10 PM
Lleyton Hewitt took out 2003 finalist Martin Verkerk 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

While McShea and Sequera lost 2nd round doubles

tiger123
May 30th, 2004, 11:25 AM
Joel Kerley & Lachlan Ferguson are the only Aussie Boys in the Juniors, & there are NO girls!!!

What happened to Sophie Ferguson, Oliva Luczakevic??

azza
May 30th, 2004, 12:06 PM
No girls :haha:

Lachlan won 26 75 63 :)

tiger123
May 30th, 2004, 01:57 PM
No girls :haha:

Lachlan won 26 75 63 :)

Whats so funny about that azza?

azza
May 30th, 2004, 02:31 PM
No Girls.

chris1897
May 30th, 2004, 03:53 PM
good luck in doubles 3rd round sam and byranne!!!!!! hopefully will put a good showing against lisa and martina!

azza
May 30th, 2004, 04:42 PM
2-6 1-3 :sad:

azza
May 30th, 2004, 04:48 PM
2-6 1-5 :o

azza
May 30th, 2004, 04:54 PM
2-6 3-5

Sam/Bry save match point :p

azza
May 30th, 2004, 04:57 PM
Pff they got broke and lost 6-2 6-3

Mr_Molik
May 31st, 2004, 10:12 AM
:mad:

broncosven
Jun 1st, 2004, 09:08 AM
Stubbs lost her doubz overnight

so now its down to the Lleyton, mixed doubz and Tood in doubz

~|Naomi|~
Jun 1st, 2004, 12:49 PM
Didn't know where to post this but thought I'd let you guys know Alicia was watching Caprati and Serena with Kim:D Kuznetsova was also there, then there was the first reain delay and when the came back it was just Kim and Alicia:)

azza
Jun 1st, 2004, 02:38 PM
Yep i saw that they where having a nice convo :D

azza
Jun 1st, 2004, 02:39 PM
Rochus/Malisse Deef Bjorkman/Woodbridge 6-2 6-4 :o:o:o:o:o:o:o

broncosven
Jun 1st, 2004, 09:07 PM
Didn't know where to post this but thought I'd let you guys know Alicia was watching Caprati and Serena with Kim:D Kuznetsova was also there, then there was the first reain delay and when the came back it was just Kim and Alicia:)

Saw that thought it was pretty cool

broncosven
Jun 1st, 2004, 09:22 PM
Mixed doubz . . . . Tood and Daniela Hanct are into Semis beating Ram and Petula 6-3 6-4

Molik and Hanely still need to play but they could join them in quarters and then win to play them in semis (well from a realiable source . . They received a walkover and will play the blacks for a place in the semis)

azza
Jun 2nd, 2004, 07:19 AM
on the FO Site yep they recieved a walk over and play doubles specialist Cara and Wayne Black but dont forget Paul Hnaley is in top 10 for doubles his a great doubles player :kiss: Go Paulie :kiss:

ozfan44
Jun 2nd, 2004, 09:21 AM
would be good if kim and alicia played dubz at wimbledon!

ozfan44
Jun 2nd, 2004, 09:22 AM
kerley/ferguson play top seeds in boys doubles second round action tonight

tiger123
Jun 2nd, 2004, 02:17 PM
kerley/ferguson play top seeds in boys doubles second round action tonight

Isnt is sad that the only Aussie players we have left to talk about at the FO is Ferguson & Kerley playing Junior Boys DOubles.

Oh and lets not forget Todd Woodbridge in the mixed!!!

azza
Jun 2nd, 2004, 04:04 PM
(1) Evans/Oudsema Def Ferguson/Kerley 7-5 4-6 6-3 :sad:

broncosven
Jun 3rd, 2004, 10:30 AM
Mixed doubz mate . . . some aussie gotta bring home some silverware !!!

Tood and Dani going al da way !!

azza
Jun 3rd, 2004, 10:33 AM
go Todd/Dani :yeah:

tiger123
Jun 3rd, 2004, 01:34 PM
go Todd/Dani :yeah:

The last of the Aussies are out. Todd/Dani lost 0-6 2-6

azza
Jun 3rd, 2004, 02:03 PM
Oh. :o

broncosven
Jun 3rd, 2004, 09:35 PM
Bugger . . . . .

Our challenge is over