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goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 02:45 AM
Main Draw -

1- Serena Williams (USA) - bye
WC- Amber Liu (USA) vs. Jelena Jankovic (SCG)
Lisa Raymond (USA) vs. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE)
Elena Bovina (RUS) vs. 15- Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

12- Vera Zvonareva (RUS) vs. Nathalie Dechy (FRA)
Saori Obata (JPN) vs. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. Qualifier
7- Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) - bye

3- Anastasia Myskina (RUS) - bye
WC- Barbara Schett (AUT) vs. Qualifier
Jelena Kostanic (CRO) vs. Anca Barna (GER)
Chanda Rubin (USA) vs. 14- Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR)

11- Venus Williams (USA) vs. Gisela Dulko (ARG)
Mary Pierce (FRA) vs. Claudine Schaul (LUX)
Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) vs. Qualifier
6- Maria Sharapova (RUS) - bye

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8- Ai Sugiyama (JPN) - bye
Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) vs. Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)
Qualifier vs. Fabiola Zuluaga (COL)
Aniko Kapros (HUN) vs. 9- Paola Suarez (ARG)

16- Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) vs. Iveta Benesova (CZE)
Emilie Loit (FRA) vs. Conchita Martinez (ESP)
Marta Marrero (ESP) vs. Karolina Sprem (CRO)
4- Lindsay Davenport (USA) - bye

5- Elena Dementieva (RUS) - bye
Kristina Brandi (PUR) vs. Akiko Morigami (JPN)
Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs. WC- Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)
Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) vs. 10- Nadia Petrova (RUS)

13- Patty Schnyder (SUI) vs. WC- Ashley Harkleroad (USA)
Petra Mandula (HUN) vs. Amy Frazier (USA)
Alicia Molik (AUS) vs. Nicole Pratt (AUS)
2- Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) - bye

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 02:45 AM
Elena Bovina, back on the court.

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 02:57 AM
Qualifying Draw - top half
1- Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) vs. Anne Kremer (LUX)
Lioudmila Skavronskaia (RUS) vs. 7- Marissa Irvin (USA)

2- Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) vs. Eugenia Linetskaya (RUS)
Lilia Osterloh (USA) vs. 9- Cara Black (ZIM)

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 02:58 AM
The top half has Nastya, Maria, and both Williams.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 24th, 2004, 03:05 AM
no Lina :confused:
she was on update list which came out yesterday

I dunno whats happened :(
See what i can find out.

good luck girls :)
Nadya vs Lena :fiery:

hope to see a Nastya vs Masha re-match
a match of two slam winners will be mouth watering.
make it happen ;)

Lena D :) make it two good weeks running :)
Vera has an awkward opener :(

Lena B wont need motivating for this one, needs to come out firing but without much play recently, its a tough ask.

Sammm
Jul 24th, 2004, 12:32 PM
I don't see Tatiana P on that list. I tought she was using her special ranking. I she still injured?

goldenlox
Jul 24th, 2004, 02:08 PM
She's probably letting that injury heal. This is a tough spot. She should use that special ranking where she can get points.

goldenlox
Jul 25th, 2004, 05:37 AM
There's a good chance we're going to see Vera-Sveta, Nastya-Maria, and Elena D.-Nadia.
I'm going to be writing lots of poems this week.

TartarVicario
Jul 25th, 2004, 11:46 AM
Vamos Sveta :D

goldenlox
Jul 25th, 2004, 12:12 PM
3- Nadia Petrova (RUS) / Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) - bye
Elena Bovina (RUS) / Nathalie Dechy (FRA) vs. Elena Dementieva (RUS) / Anastasia Myskina (RUS)
Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) / Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs. Amy Frazier (USA) / Conchita Martinez (ESP)
5- Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) / Vera Zvonareva (RUS) - bye

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 11:14 AM
Today Vera plays, and Lena B. plays twice -

Monday, July 26, 2004

Stadium Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Zvonareva vs. Dechy
2. Schnyder vs. Harkleroad
3. Hantuchova vs. Irvin
4. Mauresmo/Pierce vs. Asagoe/Sugiyama
5. Raymond vs. Daniilidou (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Rubin vs. Smashnova-Pistolesi

Court 9 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Molik vs. Pratt
2. Bovina vs. Schiavone
3. Schett vs. Craybas
4. Bovina/Dechy vs. Dementieva/Myskina
5. Ad.Barna/An.Barna vs. Mandula/Schett

Court 11 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Brandi vs. Morigami
2. Bartoli vs. Zuluaga
3. Vento-Kabchi vs. Osterloh
4. Marrero vs. Sprem
5. Benesova/Schaul vs. Bartoli/Hantuchova

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 11:54 PM
Lena B. and Vera both won today.
Nastya, Lena D., and Lena B. are playing doubles now.

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 03:15 AM
Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Stadium Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Loit vs. Martinez
2. Myskina vs. Schett
3. S.Williams vs. Jankovic
4. V.Williams vs. Dulko
5. Osterloh vs. Sharapova (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Dementieva vs. Brandi

Court 9 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Asagoe vs. Shaughnessy
2. Harkleroad vs. Frazier
3. Zvonareva vs. Sanchez Lorenzo
4. Farina Elia/Schiavone vs. Frazier/Martinez
5. Loit/Pratt vs. Mandula/Schett

Court 11 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Strycova vs. Ruano Pascual
2. Likhovtseva vs. Petrova
3. Ruano Pascual/Suarez vs. Augustus/Russell
4. Daniilidou/Huber vs. Mauresmo/Pierce
5. Bartoli/Hantuchova vs. Black/Stubbs

ys
Jul 27th, 2004, 03:28 AM
Finally, Russian Special Forces go into the battle tomorrow.

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 03:35 AM
This is an exciting tournament, because I don't know how well Nastya and Maria will play.
I have a hunch Maria is going to be on fire this week. And Nastya is in that line of fire.

the cat
Jul 27th, 2004, 04:13 PM
Serena Williams is relegated to a late afternoon match while Maria Sharapova gets a prime time match! OMG! :eek:

t_fan
Jul 27th, 2004, 04:35 PM
Serena Williams is relegated to a late afternoon match while Maria Sharapova gets a prime time match! OMG! :eek:
Who are you most looking forward to seeing at the Acura Classic?
Maria Sharapova - 41%
...
Serena Williams - 14%

It seems this didn't go unnoticed by tournament organisers :)

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 04:52 PM
There are eight, count 'em, Russians in the main draw. Six are seeded among the top 12 in the $1.3-million Tier I event, and four are ranked among the top 10 players in the world.

"We're here in almost every tournament. It comes with the territory right now," said French Open champion Anastasia Myskina, whose victory in that tournament in May came over fellow Russian Elena Dementieva, and was celebrated throughout Moscow as a sure sign of their country's recent rise in tennis.

Another indication came Monday, when Vera Zvonareva, seeded No. 12 in the Acura tournament, led off a full day of first-round matches with a hard-earned 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory over Nathalie Dechy of France. After winning the first set, Zvonareva trailed, 5-2, in the second set, but rebounded to win in the tiebreaker.

The Russians will show their strength in numbers today, when five more players, including the third-seeded Myskina and sixth-seeded, 17-year-old Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, play second-round matches.

"I'm very proud to have so many Russians," said Dementieva, seeded fifth. "I still remember the time that I was coming to tournaments and I was the only one, or maybe there were two of us, playing past the second round."

The 19-year-old Zvonareva is among those doing that now. She gave six-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams all she could handle before losing in three sets in a quarterfinal at the JPMorgan Chase Open in Carson last week.

"We motivate each other to do better in the tournaments, but we're still good friends off court," Zvonareva said. "I think it's really important for us to be all together as top players, and we get a chance to practice with each other.

"We speak the same language, and we say, 'What can we do to help each other?' But still, it's a big competition."

The Russians frequently play as a group on Fed Cup, Kremlin Cup and Olympic teams, but then go it alone while competing against each other the rest of the time.

Dementieva, 22, and Myskina, 23, were born three months apart in Moscow and grew up playing in junior tournaments together before taking their rivalry to the professional ranks. The two have met nine times on the WTA tour. Myskina, ranked No. 4 in the world, holds a 5-4 edge in the series, a fact that doesn't sit well with Dementieva, who is ranked sixth.

"I don't like to play against Russian players," Dementieva said. "It's never easy to play against someone you know very well. One week, we have to go play Fed Cup or something together, and another day, you have to go and fight against, maybe, your doubles partner or something. It's kind of difficult, mentally, for me."

Otherwise, the Russians are enjoying the view near the top of the tennis world.

"More people are watching tennis, more people are after us," said seventh-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova, who is ranked No. 9 and lost to Dementieva in three sets in the quarterfinals at the Home Depot Center last week. "Tennis is big, and I hope we're going to promote it."

Said Myskina: "Lots of people play tennis right now, and they play because you play. They want to be like you, and it's nice."

goldenlox
Jul 27th, 2004, 10:40 PM
Vera, and Nastya are into round 3. Lena B., Sveta, Lena D., Maria, and Lena L. are into round 2.
Only Nadia is out. 7 Russians left.

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 01:49 AM
Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Stadium Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Benesova vs. Martinez
2. Hantuchova vs. Kuznetsova (NB 11.30hrs)
3. Molik vs. Mauresmo
4. Dulko vs. Pierce
5. Sprem vs. Davenport (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Dulko/Tarabini vs. Navratilova/Raymond

Court 9 (from 10.00hrs)
1. Sugiyama vs. Asagoe
2. Strycova vs. Likhovtseva
3. Daniilidou vs. Bovina
4. Frazier/Martinez vs. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva

Court 11 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Kostanic vs. Rubin
2. Bartoli vs. Suarez
3. Craybas/Marrero vs. Tanasugarn/Vento-Kabchi

ys
Jul 28th, 2004, 02:05 AM
With tomorow schedule it feeels almost like a day off.

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 02:09 AM
Not to me. I want Sveta-Vera. And I want to see Lena B., who will play Serena, if she beats Daniilidou.

ys
Jul 28th, 2004, 02:18 AM
Not to me. I want Sveta-Vera. And I want to see Lena B., who will play Serena, if she beats Daniilidou.
Your both wishes will be granted.:angel:

Daniel
Jul 28th, 2004, 07:31 AM
Go Anastasia :clap2:

Keith17
Jul 28th, 2004, 01:53 PM
With tomorow schedule it feeels almost like a day off.
Cheer the Russians on Court 9

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 02:05 PM
Yeah, I didn't agree with that comment either. This is a big day. Lena's one match from Serena.
And Sveta-Vera could happen.

Keith17
Jul 28th, 2004, 02:29 PM
Bovina has never played Serena

Elena Bovina bt Venus Williams 3-6 6-4 7-5

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 02:47 PM
Lena got 4 games off Maria. Serena got 5. So Lena's the underdog.

Keith17
Jul 28th, 2004, 03:21 PM
Serena wasn't suffering from a deathly illness.

Also...

Los Angeles Tier II 396 points Jul 25 04
F Davenport(3) - Serena Williams(1) 6-1 6-3

Filderstadt Oct 12 2003
QF E Bovina - L Davenport(3) 6-3 6-2

That has to mean something.

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 03:24 PM
Lena's slip in Filderstadt... the good old days.

Keith17
Jul 28th, 2004, 03:27 PM
Warsaw May 12 2002
1 E Bovina - J Sakowicz-WC 1-6 6-4 6-3
2 E Bovina - S Reeves(6) 6-4 7-61
QF E Bovina - S Kuznetsova-Q 6-3 6-2
SF E Bovina - S Talaja 1-6 6-2 7-5
F E Bovina - H Nagyova(1) 6-3 6-1

US Open Sep 8 2002
1 E Bovina - C Fernandez 7-65 7-66
2 E Bovina - J Dokic(5) 6-3 6-2
3 E Bovina - S Foretz 6-2 5-7 7-5
4 E Bovina - F Schiavone 7-64 6-4
QF L Davenport(4) - E Bovina 3-6 6-0 6-2

Quebec City Sep 22 2002
1 E Bovina(7) - J Nejedly 6-1 6-4
2 E Bovina(7) - F Zuluaga 4-6 7-63 6-3
QF E Bovina(7) - A Roesch 6-2 6-0
SF E Bovina(7) - A Rodionova-Q 6-1 6-0
F E Bovina(7) - M Mikaelian 6-3 6-4

Moscow Oct 6 2002
1 E Bovina-WC - V Zvonareva-Q 2-6 7-61 6-3
2 E Bovina-WC - E Dementieva(9) 6-1 4-6 6-4

Those are the good ol' days.

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 03:34 PM
I remember Warsaw. Sveta beat Anna. Lena beat Nags. More than 2 years ago. Time flies.

Keith17
Jul 28th, 2004, 03:37 PM
Lena was down 1-6 4-4 to Sakowicz in the 1st round in Warsaw. Lena might not even be playing today if Joanna closed that out.

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 03:42 PM
Lena would be playing challengers. Like Cory Ann.

Keith17
Jul 28th, 2004, 04:14 PM
There's nothing wrong with that.

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 04:21 PM
Lena might wind up in challengers anyway. There's nothing wrong with that.

Keith17
Jul 28th, 2004, 04:24 PM
Lena might wind up in challengers anyway. There's nothing wrong with that.
Please post the same thing in this forum, except replace Lena with Masha.

the cat
Jul 28th, 2004, 04:26 PM
:rolleyes:

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 04:28 PM
Maria might wind up in challengers anyway. There's nothing wrong with that.

Keith17
Jul 28th, 2004, 04:30 PM
Maria beat Anna in the last challenger she played.

deckham
Jul 28th, 2004, 04:32 PM
This is an exciting tournament, because I don't know how well Nastya and Maria will play.
I have a hunch Maria is going to be on fire this week. And Nastya is in that line of fire.
come on GL... you should know better..... ;)

the cat
Jul 28th, 2004, 04:34 PM
Keith, Anna withdrew in her challenger match against Maria.

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 04:34 PM
Nastya might put out the fire. We'll see.

Keith17
Jul 28th, 2004, 04:35 PM
Maria has a very easy road to the QF.

Then, we'll see if she has the game to beat Myskina.

I think Nastya is the favorite.

Keith17
Jul 28th, 2004, 04:36 PM
Keith, Anna withdrew in her challenger match aginst Maria.
I know. But Maria still technically defeated her.

Hantuchova fans let me know that this is the rule when it comes to defaults.

the cat
Jul 28th, 2004, 05:08 PM
Nastya is already homesick for Rusland and that's not good sign.

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 05:11 PM
Nastya also said she's hungry. And there's cheesecake on the menu.

mostefan
Jul 28th, 2004, 05:44 PM
I just noticed they announced Nadya/Meghan withdrawal :sad: from the doubles here,
so LenaD/Nastya are in QF already.
It's a pity, the match of future Olympic pair against a strong team could be interesting...
Btw, another Olympic team, Mauresmo/Pierce, lost to Daniilidou/Huber 67(5) 76(2) 16

deckham
Jul 28th, 2004, 09:48 PM
Nastya also said she's hungry. And there's cheesecake on the menu.
mmmmmmm.......... cheesecake....... :drool:

goldenlox
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:06 PM
7 out of 8 Russians in the round of 16. That's the most possible, because Lena L. played Nadia.

ys
Jul 29th, 2004, 12:11 AM
Can we have a clean sweep of the top half? It's pretty much up to Elena B.

the cat
Jul 29th, 2004, 12:48 AM
Oh GL, you and that cheesecake! :lick: You love to talk about cheescake the food and cheesecake the photos! ;)

With all these Russina's swarming the draws at WTA tournaments, I wonder what the competition feels about this. Especially since Myskina won the French open and Sharapova won Wimbledon. I bet the other players are feeling crowded by the numbers of Russina's doing well. And there's more to come once more of the girls get healthy and find their form.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 12:52 AM
Stadium Court (from 10.00hrs)
1. Dementieva vs. Likhovtseva
2. Myskina vs. Rubin
3. Martinez vs. Sprem or Davenport (NB 13.00hrs)
4. Dulko vs. Sharapova
5. S.Williams vs. Bovina (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Mandula/Schett vs. Black/Stubbs

Court 9 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Zvonareva vs. Kuznetsova
2. Sugiyama vs. Bartoli
3. Dementieva/Myskina vs. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 12:59 AM
Can we have a clean sweep of the top half? It's pretty much up to Elena B.
Yeah, she might win too. /sarcasm

deckham
Jul 29th, 2004, 01:29 AM
i think bovina has a great shot... the way serena is up and down in her matches leaves an opening for any player ready to put out 100% .... :woohoo:

ys
Jul 29th, 2004, 02:17 AM
i think bovina has a great shot... the way serena is up and down in her matches leaves an opening for any player ready to put out 100% .... :woohoo:
Serena will have to get through the Russian brigade if she wants to win the finals.

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 02:23 AM
Serena will have to get through the Russian brigade if she wants to win the finals.
She'll likely have no problem doing it.

ys
Jul 29th, 2004, 02:34 AM
She'll likely have no problem doing it.
Ever over-optimistic Lina.. :wavey:

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 03:02 AM
Well, let's face it...

Bovina will likely fold faster than origami.

Sveta's been struggling lately... and if Vera somehow wins, she'll never beat anyone she feels is better than her.

Then, Nastya (Sharapova if Nastya plays horrible)... Serena will play well against them.

ys
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:01 PM
Russian assault continues. Perfect day so far. Nastya won. In two Russian derbis the winner needed it more. I have my confidence in Masha. Less than that in Elena B.

deckham
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:08 PM
nastya looking to take down anyone in her way... :yeah:

KV
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Perfect tournament so far for the Russian players. Elena B. could create the upset. If Serena plays the same kind of tennis as in her previous match, she'll struggle.

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:47 PM
I love how my posts are always ignored in this forum.

ys
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:09 PM
I love how my posts are always ignored in this forum.
Sweety, we are just waiting for results to see how well you predict. We all are breathless, speechless and waiting..

ys
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:58 PM
Our Special Forces are in no mood for jokes today. :)

t_fan
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:26 PM
Our Special Forces are in no mood for jokes today. :)
Certainly. Let's hope Lena B catches up with the squad. :)

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:31 PM
It's wonderful that all Russians have won so far today. Only one left. And, of course, she'll lose easily.

This tournament is a microcosm of the entire year 2004.

Myskina (career year)
Dementieva (career year)
Sharapova (blossomed into a superstar)
Kuznetsova (getting into superstar status)
Zvonareva (consistent Top 15 player, nearing the Top 10)
Petrova (got in the Top 10)
Bovina (DEATH)

the cat
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:52 PM
Why so down on Bovina, Sharap0va? Give her a chance to get her sea legs under her this summer. Then you'll be singing a different tune.

goldenlox
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:18 PM
Nastya, Maria, Vera, and Lena D. are in the quarters.
We should have at least 2 semifinalists.

ys
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:20 PM
We are guaranteed one.

Amy's chances against Lena D. chances are better than Vera's chances against Serena. So 2 semifinlists would be a good result. Hopefully Bovina turns it all upside down. She can beat Fatty.

deckham
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:24 PM
We are guaranteed one.

Amy's chances against Lena D. chances are better than Vera's chances against Serena. So 2 semifinlists would be a good result. Hopefully Bovina turns it all upside down. She can beat Fatty.
lol... fatty.... i don't know if she's actually fat... but i'm not a fan of hers, so ok! :)

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:29 PM
Why so down on Bovina, Sharap0va? Give her a chance to get her sea legs under her this summer. Then you'll be singing a different tune.
No. Next week, one of those sea legs will be hurt, or something.

ys, Serena isn't fat.

ys
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:44 PM
No. Next week, one of those sea legs will be hurt, or something.

ys, Serena isn't fat.
You mean it is all gases?

Sharap0va
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:54 PM
You mean it is all gases?
Behave.

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:23 AM
The French Open champion is playing the Wimbledon champion. And it's an all Russian matchup.
Who would have thought that?

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2004, 10:32 AM
The players like this tournament because they can walk from their hotel room to the court.
And there's a spa and a gym right there.

ys
Jul 30th, 2004, 02:29 PM
The players like this tournament because they can walk from their hotel room to the court.
And there's a spa and a gym right there.
And plenty of stalkers around.

Sharap0va
Jul 30th, 2004, 02:33 PM
And plenty of stalkers around.
Don't insult MaSharapovaFan.

TartarVicario
Jul 30th, 2004, 02:41 PM
Sharap0va :devil:

The French Open champion is playing the Wimbledon champion. And it's an all Russian matchup.
Who would have thought that?

Me :p

I hope Nastya is going to wipe out Masha however her previous match result really scares me :scared:

TartarVicario
Jul 30th, 2004, 03:12 PM
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ys
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:11 PM
Dulko, Rubin, Schiavone and Frazier are all solid and respectable players. They can now form a Russian Mincemeat Club.

Another demolition job by one of our players.

t_fan
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Chain reaction continues. Girls really seem to inspire each other. They must be feeling great while it last :)
The big boom is scheduled today at 7:00 pm PST

ys
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:14 PM
I still hope for some heroics from Vera.

KV
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:14 PM
Elena Dementieva first one to qualify for the semis.

Atrixo
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:29 PM
Actually, it seems that Serena has withdrawn from the tournament. Vera has a walkover into the Semi-Finals.

goldenlox
Jul 30th, 2004, 06:30 PM
Vera got a walkover. She plays in an all Russian semi. 3 Russians in the semis.

KV
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:16 PM
Very close to perfection. If Alyona def. probably/hopefully L. Davenport than this tournament turns out into perfection.

Alone2Gether
Jul 30th, 2004, 10:40 PM
5 more hours til it airs on ESPN2 (eastern time zone). Go Maria!!!

t_fan
Jul 31st, 2004, 03:51 AM
Now Lena should do what she did at RG and defeat Lindsay. It'll be tough but possible. All Russian San Diego final.

CJ07
Jul 31st, 2004, 05:02 AM
I really hope that Elena and Anastasia can play each other in a final again.
Hopefully it'll be a better match.

jklense
Jul 31st, 2004, 05:06 AM
weird schedule for Vera on Saturday:
3. Zvonareva vs. Myskina (NB 19.00hrs)
4. Ruano Pascual/Suarez vs. Likhovtseva/Zvonareva

do they think she just withdraws from the doubles? :scratch: :mad:
to skip excellent chance to play against pair #1 ?

goldenlox
Jul 31st, 2004, 05:24 AM
I think the Tennis Channel will show both matches.

ys
Jul 31st, 2004, 05:29 AM
OK, sweeties. I am gone and won't be back before Sunday late night. If it is not a Russian title when I am back, I'll blame you all.

goldenlox
Jul 31st, 2004, 05:32 AM
Blame Davenport.

Stephieva
Jul 31st, 2004, 05:33 AM
OK, sweeties. I am gone and won't be back before Sunday late night. If it is not a Russian title when I am back, I'll blame you all.You're gone to where? :sad:
Won't you see LenaD tmr on ESPN?

jklense
Jul 31st, 2004, 05:38 AM
If it is not a Russian title when I am back, I'll blame you all.
Lindz phps likes to have Russians for breakfast... Should we add some mustard to the meal? :bowdown:

ys
Jul 31st, 2004, 05:45 AM
You're gone to where? :sad:
Won't you see LenaD tmr on ESPN? Gone south. Windsurfing.

No. No TV where I am going to be. My VCR should do the job.

Before I go my prediction:

Lena to beat Vera in the final.

jklense
Jul 31st, 2004, 05:53 AM
Before I go my prediction:
Lena to beat Vera in the final.
you'll be too rich, odds now are home 13.9 guest 1.1

Daniel
Jul 31st, 2004, 06:57 AM
Good luck Anastasia :D

t_fan
Jul 31st, 2004, 07:12 AM
OK, sweeties. I am gone and won't be back before Sunday late night. If it is not a Russian title when I am back, I'll blame you all.
nope, they'll blame you for deserting :)

Stephieva
Jul 31st, 2004, 06:10 PM
Gone south. Windsurfing.

No. No TV where I am going to be. My VCR should do the job.

Before I go my prediction:

Lena to beat Vera in the final.Now you're there. :kiss:
Your prediction's is :eek: but :yeah:
me hopes you're having fun now.

Stephieva
Aug 1st, 2004, 09:06 PM
ys - I have good and bad news for you. :)

Bad news 1st...your prediction is wrong.
Linds won. :sad:
But Ana vs VeraZ match is the best match of this tourny. :yeah:
That's why Ana was damn tired today.
And Lena's injured...strained quad muscle.

Good news :banana:
Your friend...ballbuster... is back. :lol:

ys
Aug 2nd, 2004, 01:23 AM
ys - I have good and bad news for you. :)

Bad news 1st...your prediction is wrong.
Linds won. :sad:
But Ana vs VeraZ match is the best match of this tourny. :yeah:
That's why Ana was damn tired today.
And Lena's injured...strained quad muscle.

Sorry ladies and gentlemen, I really screwed up with my predictions here. Even if I still convinced that Lena should have beaten Davenport and that Vera should hav beaten Nastya, cause she is one of just few Russians whose game type matches very well against Nastya's.

The whole weekend was bad, really bad. Even my trip was a nightmare. Firs I spent 6 hours in traffic jam, than I was being fed intravenously to mosquitos all night long, which was, even with my rich mosquitos experience nothing I've ever seen. And today was a rain out. Nastya lost. Lena lost. Nastya didn't reach #2. Vera was a point away from Top 10 this time, could not make it. My South Africa lost its rugby test..Everything went wrong.

The only positive coming from this weekend is the Saturady night epic and that our two darlings emerged uninjured out of that battle..

But it doesn't dash the excellent week that our girls had. We should have a title next week. I don't see who can stop us in Montreal. And Vera should finally get her Top 10.

Good news :banana:
Your friend...ballbuster... is back. :lol:
Defence of Freedom of speech has nothing to do with "friendship" :lol:

Stephieva
Aug 2nd, 2004, 01:27 AM
ys :wavey:

I'm happy you're back. :D
Mosquitos?! OMG :scared:
You lost a lot of blood then. :sad:

Lena/Ana don't play doubles.
Manybe they are tired. (Lena is injured too)
I think Vera's played too much tennis. :(

goldenlox
Aug 2nd, 2004, 01:27 AM
And Nastya is getting much closer to world #1. If she wins Montreal, she's right on the doorstep.

ys
Aug 2nd, 2004, 01:46 AM
I'm happy you're back. :D
Mosquitos?! OMG :scared:
You lost a lot of blood then. :sad:
I didn't count it, but that's something I really hate. The onyl thing I could do was to leave campground alltogether and find a shelter in a motel. I don't do that. So I let them eat me.



Lena/Ana don't play doubles.
Manybe they are tired. (Lena is injured too)
I think Vera's played too much tennis. :(
I am quite sure that Vera will be OK. She has a type of body that should be able to recover quickly. That's when a little bit of extra weight comes handy. It would be much tougher for Nastya's body type, but hopefully she doesn't have to play before Wednesday.