(1)BONDARENKO, Alona vs SAVCHUK, Olga
RODIONOVA, Anastassia vs KORYTTSEVA, Mariya
KLEYBANOVA, Alisa vs RAYMOND, Lisa
AZARENKA, Victoria vs (7)BARDINA, Vasilisa
(2)POUTCHKOVA, Olga vs KUDRYAVTSEVA, Alla
TU, Meilen vs RODIONOVA, Arina
BRATCHIKOVA, Nina vs WOERLE, Kathrin
DUBOIS, Stephanie vs (6)BYCHKOVA, Ekaterina
(3)FEDAK, Yuliana vs ORLOVA, Natalia
BLACK, Cara vsGAGLIARDI, Emmanuelle
BRIANTI, Alberta vs SOLONITSKAYA, Yulia
HUSAROVA, Janette vs (5)SUCHA, Martina
(4)BENESOVA, Iveta vs GREBENYUK, Evgenia
LAPUSHCHENKOVA, Anna vs LYUBTSOVA, Oxana
BONDARENKO, Kateryna vs CHALOVA, Elena
POUTCHEK, Tatiana vs (8)VOSKOBOEVA, Galina
Far from easy draw ranking doesn't matter at all. It's more about avoiding the off-day and being able to play on the surface. Needs to be bang on form to make Main Draw on talent Katya is the fav. to make Main Draw (provided Olga makes final or is exhausted after making SF at Tashkent) Hopefully we"ll have a Muscovite 2 Qual round battle. Good luck Katya for her sake just avoid the off-day.
Oct 7th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Played one of her best matches so far this year in front of her homecrowd. Served 12 aces. Katya won 6-1 7-5 :) Has very good chance to make Qualies final round or can go further. Continue Katya :)
Oct 8th, 2006, 03:10 AM
katya plays woerle tomorrow. very possible for her to make the main draw here. but then again, its katya.
Oct 8th, 2006, 09:40 AM
Katya continues her form INTO final Qual round. Defeated Woerle 6-1 6-2 :)
Oct 9th, 2006, 09:05 AM
good luck vs Tu
Oct 9th, 2006, 10:21 AM
Katya in Main Draw :banana: 76 63 win over Tu
Oct 9th, 2006, 01:34 PM
Women, Singles, Qualifying
Monday, October 09 2006 , Court 2
Tu Meilen (USA) 6 (2) 3
<6> Bychkova Ekaterina (RUS) 7 (7) 6
Match Time 1h57' 1h01' 56'
Match Summary Tu Meilen Bychkova Ekaterina
Statistics on Service
Ace (1st and 2nd serve) 0 6
Double faults 2 2
1st Serve % 71% 55%
Winning % on 1st Serve 46 / 77 = 59% 30 / 38 = 78%
Winning % on 2nd Serve 12 / 30 = 40% 13 / 30 = 43%
Game Point Conversions 7 / 17 = 41% 8 / 14 = 57%
Statistics on Return
Service returns won 1 1
Break Point Conversions 2 / 4 = 50% 4 / 23 = 17% :help:
Break games won 2 4
Net approaches 11 / 17 = 64% 1 / 5 = 20%
Unforced errors 55 44
Points Won Forcing 20 9
Statistics on Points
Service Points Won 58 43
Return Points Won 25 49
Total Points Won 83 92
Count setballs 0 3
Count matchballs 0 10
Oct 9th, 2006, 04:12 PM
nice to see Katya qualifying ;) :D
3 wins here ;)........ good form again :)
chance of a MD win now ........ plays Nastya Rodionova
Oct 9th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Katya producing her best form of the year, defeated an in form Tu. Great Katya produces her best tennis in her hometown. :)
Oct 10th, 2006, 11:41 AM
she beat rodionova 6-3 6-4. :speakles:
what a showing for her home tournament. :worship:
Oct 10th, 2006, 04:11 PM
Katya produces her best ever tourney in her hometown. Knew Katya had the potential to make second round Main Draw. :bounce: :bounce: Good luck under last 16.
Oct 11th, 2006, 08:38 AM
as you beat Roddie pls beat Masha S as well now
Oct 11th, 2006, 01:32 PM
girls on court.......
mmmmm can't beleive that anubody cld say that Masha is hotter then Katya
dreaming abt mixed doubles Youzhny/Bychkova now
Oct 11th, 2006, 02:23 PM
Katya is hotter than Masha ;)
First time I'm seeing her but I like a lot what I see. :D Don't give up,Katya!!!!
Oct 11th, 2006, 02:57 PM
she breaks back 4-6 3-3 ;)
Oct 11th, 2006, 04:11 PM
Katya lost 4-6 5-7
Had a sp in second set :hug:
Oct 11th, 2006, 04:14 PM
Katya leaves KC with her head up high. Showed what she's capable of played this years KC at the level of top 30 ranked. :)
Oct 11th, 2006, 11:29 PM
Nice try against Sharapova :yeah:
She has a good serve :eek: :hearts:
Oct 11th, 2006, 11:46 PM
what a good tournament for katya. hopefully she takes lots of positives away from this.
Oct 12th, 2006, 09:36 AM
"I didn't want to think about winning the set," Bychkova said. "I've seen others get her into the same situation where they have set point against her and I didn't want to think about it, just play each point then see what happens. I didn't play so well against her serve, and my serve was not too good today, but it was a good experience to play against Maria, especially here in Moscow."
Oct 13th, 2006, 05:06 PM
I think she's playing really well now.
I expect her to push towards the top 30 in 2007
Oct 25th, 2006, 03:02 PM
Katya is playing in Bratislava huge Challenger
already beat Yulia B
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:56 PM
Katya lost to Gagliardi in Bratislava, a 75k.
Now she's playing a 50k in Deauville France
Nov 11th, 2006, 03:57 PM
gooooooo EKat :bounce:
Nov 11th, 2006, 06:52 PM
Katya's draw in Deauville -
(4)Ekaterina Bychkova RUS vs Sanja Ancic CRO
(wc)Aurelie Vedy FRA vs (wc)Emilie Bacquet FRA
Renata Voracova CZE vs Katherin Woerle GER
(5)Galina Voskoboeva RUS vs Kristina Barrois GER
Nov 13th, 2006, 06:31 PM
Good luck Katya first round vs. upcoming S. Ancic. Gotta play well, not easy first round draw.
Nov 13th, 2006, 06:54 PM
I saw her match in the Kremlin Cup, and Katya played well.
She should do some damage in these 50k's.
These kinds of wins can get her into the main draw at RG and Wimbledon. That could mean $30,000 or so, especially if Kat can get a lucky round 1 draw.
Feb 7th, 2007, 06:53 AM
WOW Katerina!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:
YOu make my day better,
it's not only yr win but plus you have sent Patty to home :banana: that is always a pleasure to me to see Patty losing
Thnks a lot!!!!
Bychkova rocks today :)
Feb 7th, 2007, 06:58 AM
Bychkova Upsets Schnyder in 3-Set Roller Coaster
The first upset of the 2007 Open Gaz de France took place yesterday as Russian qualifier Ekaterina Bychkova defeated number six seed Patty Schnyder 3-6 6-4 6-3.
The main court of the Coubertin stadium was mostly quiet when the last match of the day began a little after 8PM. That is why everybody, including, it seemed, the athletes themselves, was startled when, as the players were introduced by official speaker Marc Maury, a group of very vocal Russian fans started yelling and cheering for their favourite player, breaking a relative silence. In theory, Russian player Ekaterina Bychkova, a 21-year-old qualifier ranked 100th, looked like she was going to need all the help and support they could give her as she was about to face Patty Schnyder of Switzerland, the 11th player in the world and a semi-finalist of the 2006 Open Gaz de France. And it actually looked like the Russian magic worked for a while, as the youngest player, who had already had to play three matches to make it to the final draw, did more than just resist the powerful strokes of the left-handed Swiss. Both players were sticking to their baselines, offering an impressive show featuring many long winners that were spectacular enough to keep the spectators whispering in appreciation after several points.
Even though the Russian’s serve was broken by Schnyder, who took a 3-1 lead after 15 minutes of play, Bychkova was giving the impression she could still come back, which is actually what she almost did in the fifth game before eventually letting the Swiss confirm her break. As surprisingly accurate her game appeared to be on some shots, B found herself one or two meters away from the ball too often to hope for a chance to claim that first set, especially after two very discouraging winning dropshots by Schnyder. Yet the qualifier’s arm did not shake when her opponent came close to pocketing the set at 5-2. She coolly held her serve but could not repeat her performance two games later, when the Swiss close the set with a score of 6-3.
Both players chose to receive the advice of their coaches, as the new on-court coaching rule allows them to. Those words of wisdom obviously proved useful for the Russian who, even though both athletes started the second set at the same pace and using the same tactics as they had throughout the previous set, managed to make the difference on key points and lead 4-1, as if she was getting used to the Swiss’ powerful balls and had realized how to deal with them and return them in an even more offensive way. That newfound energy helped her save three break points in the seventh game. Showing how high her confidence was, she even went bold enough to also use a dropshot in the next game, answering Schnyder’s previous ones.
But Schnyder, who was playing her seventh Open Gaz de France, let her experience speak when her opponent served for the set at 5-3. On her second attempt, the Swiss broke Bychkova’s serve and the way the Russian threw her racket when she came to sit right afterwards showed how disappointed she was and what a crucial game that had been. Yet she quickly got over it when she got up, powering to three match points and winning the second, as well as the set, 6-4.
Both coaches cama back to the court on the players’ requests and their influence seemed to be quite similar as, once back on the court, Bychkova scored three consecutive games against a Patty Schnyder who waited a little too long to react and take charge charge but soon came back to a 3-3 tie. The players had taken quick turns scoring consecutive games and no other series of six games had been scored that fast since the beginning of the match. That is when the Russian chose to once again put extra pressure on Schnyder and claim two games in a row. As Bychkova was serving for the match at 5-3, her nerves were about to take the hardest test of her career. She did not flinch though, and even won the match point on an ace after a 1h47 roller-coaster of a match that had seen a qualifier advance to the second round by defeating the number 6 seed
Feb 7th, 2007, 07:10 AM
The same could not be said about the No.6-seeded Schnyder, who was beaten by qualifier Ekaterina Bychkova, 36 64 63. Bychkova stayed with Schnyder from the baseline for nearly two hours, grinding it out with solid crosscourts and better play on the big points (she was 4/6 on break points while the Swiss was 3/11).
The win over the No.11-ranked Schnyder was Bychkova's third ever Top 20 win. The Russian's first came against a No.19-ranked Francesca Schiavone at an ITF Circuit event in 2004; her second came at the US Open two years ago, stunning a No.5-ranked Svetlana Kuznetsova, the defending champion, in the first round.
So it's second big Katya's win in terms of ranking
Central (from 12.00hrs)
1. Chakvetadze vs. Medina Garrigues
2. Müller vs. Petrova (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Golovin vs. Bychkova
4. Dechy vs. Mauresmo
5. Safarova vs. Vaidisova (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Foretz/Pin vs. Dechy/Loit
Feb 8th, 2007, 04:09 PM
lost 46 46
good tournament anyway for Katerina
Feb 8th, 2007, 05:04 PM
:sad: :( :(
Feb 8th, 2007, 05:10 PM
Katya :sobbing: :crying2: :bigcry:
Still, a few good wins this week (especially the one over :silly: ) :yeah:
Feb 8th, 2007, 05:23 PM
A very good tournament, with a lot of good pictures of Kat. Now keep it up.
Golovin goes onOn Thursday, Tatiana Golovin, qualified for the quarterfinals of the Open Gaz de France by defeating the Russian Ekaterina Bychkova. The French’s next opponent will be the Belgian Justine Henin.
Wearing an orange outfit yesterday, Tatiana Golovin filled the crowd with enthusiasm. Today, although clad in bright blue, the crow was as lively as the Frenchwoman won her ticket for the quarterfinals of the Open Gaz de France by getting rid of the Russian Ekaterina Bychkova in two sets: 6-4, 6-4.
In spite of the score, victory wasn’t easy. After making a slow start in the match and collecting a love game, « Tati » quickly won her opponent’s serve to comfortably lead 3-1. However the player ranked number 19 in the world fell back 4-3 because of her inconsistent serve. The number 2 French player started doubting. However Golovin didn’t give up. She came back and in the same breath got three set points, finishing off with the second one but only after a fourth double fault.
The match wasn’t over yet. Pushed around at the beginning of the second set, the French player born in Moscow lost her serve for the first time in the match due to a very aggressive Bychkova (3-1). A hefty price to pay for the public’s favourite. Yet Tatiana managed to reap the four following games and took back the lead.
This power display was enough to topple the defeater of the Swiss Patty Schnyder. At bay, Bychkova tried resorting to all incantations possible to get back in the game… in vain. Dominated by Golovin who was playing at another level, the Russian lost 6-4, 6-4 and gave her rival a ticket for the next round.
I love these shoes :hearts: but I prefer them in black :)
Feb 20th, 2007, 10:00 AM
Regions Morgan Keegan Championships & the Cellular South Cup
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Grandstand (from 10.30hrs)
1. ATP: Lipsky/Martin vs. Knowle/Melzer
2. Wozniak vs. Stosur
3. ATP: Del Potro vs. Lopez
4. Arvidsson vs. Bychkova
5. ATP: Pless vs. Kunitsyn
6. Bachmann/Luzhanska vs. Pratt/Stewart
Feb 20th, 2007, 11:34 PM
Arvidsson Def. Bychkova 6-3 0-6 6-4
Feb 20th, 2007, 11:39 PM
The bagel was :lick:, but another :o result :sad:
Feb 21st, 2007, 08:44 AM
Katya :o :smash: :help: losing to Sofia nowdays on wta level :help: * 1004227424354
Feb 27th, 2007, 03:45 PM
Las Vegas $75k draw:
(5)Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS) v Melinda Czink (HUN)
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) v (JE)Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
Youlia Fedossova (FRA) v (wc)Asia Muhammed (USA)
(2)Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) v Q
Feb 27th, 2007, 05:21 PM
I hope that Katya has a great tournament :bounce:
Feb 27th, 2007, 05:27 PM
I like both :sad:
Feb 28th, 2007, 09:14 AM
I hope that Katya has a great tournament :bounce:
SHE LOST 75 46 26 :o :mad: :fiery:
Feb 28th, 2007, 09:15 AM
LOST AS SECOND SEEDS IN DOUBLES WITH LAINE AS WELL :help: 36 46 to Erakovic/Voracova
Feb 28th, 2007, 10:04 AM
Katya :help: :bigcry:
Such a horrible tournament :o
Mar 5th, 2007, 11:45 PM
IW main draw
BENESOVA, Iveta vs BYCHKOVA, Ekaterina
BYE vs (20)GARBIN, Tathiana
Mar 6th, 2007, 10:32 AM
Pls have a good run on big tournament, Katya
Mar 8th, 2007, 08:41 AM
Court 8 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Pironkova vs. Foretz
2. Benesova vs. Bychkova
Mar 8th, 2007, 10:40 PM
So close... Benesova def. Bychkova 6-4 3-6 7-6(5)
Mar 8th, 2007, 10:42 PM
Another disappointing tournament :sad:
It's time to start winning again!
Mar 9th, 2007, 02:03 AM
Katya :( :fiery: :sad: :(
should have won................ :explode:
Katya :) time to pick up some well needed pts here ;)
Apr 25th, 2007, 10:34 AM
Thanks to Jean for this little reportBychkova vs Dellacqua
I love BychBych :D I love the way she dances when she hits a good winner! So cute...But the part I prefer at Bychkova, is her attitude with her mother when they watch a match, they definitly love laughing at the players on the court...They imitated together the Fedak's attitude (the davai davai davai come on davai :help: )! Great sunglasses too :D Same than me :p Rayban :angel:link (http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=295883)
Apr 25th, 2007, 10:50 AM
wanted to add the same report from Jean :)
Apr 25th, 2007, 11:21 AM
well done Katya :D
Apr 25th, 2007, 11:49 AM
I was going to post that report also. It's good that she's having fun
Apr 25th, 2007, 04:59 PM
Good keep it up :)
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:29 PM
Keep it Katya :bounce:
Apr 26th, 2007, 03:24 AM
katya plays gagliardi next, a tough clay courter, but it's winnable.
keep winning! :yeah:
Apr 26th, 2007, 08:40 AM
go and beat Manu now :rocker2:
Apr 26th, 2007, 11:31 PM
katya choked a match point away and lost it 4-6 7-6 (8) 6-2.