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CJK
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:19 PM
Elena Bovina clinches top 20 ranking as Elena Dementieva defeated Amy Frazier.
I believe this is a record as I think even France didnt have this many top 20 at one time.
US is the only country that did so. And now it's Russia. Maybe the Americans are going out soon.:).

goldenlox
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:22 PM
Lena plays the winner of Lisa Raymond (USA) vs. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE).

Doc
Jul 26th, 2004, 10:27 PM
A very good win for Lena. :D

tterb
Jul 26th, 2004, 11:23 PM
Yes, Bovina! Very good win. Schiavone has had a solid year, and she's a tough player... gets everything back and can move the ball around with a lot of topsin. I hope Elena can stay healthy for the rest of the year. If she gets some matches under her belt and works on her mental strength (today's three set win is a good start!), she can make a big impact on the tour.

Keep it up, Elena! :kiss:

BlahBlahson
Jul 26th, 2004, 11:28 PM
Good Job Elena!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

F-R-E-A-K
Jul 26th, 2004, 11:46 PM
Udachi Lena!! Great win!! :)

cometz9
Jul 26th, 2004, 11:53 PM
Go Elena!!! :bigclap: Good Luck Next Round :yeah:

Lapin
Jul 27th, 2004, 12:03 AM
Francesca! :sad:

pcrtennis
Jul 27th, 2004, 01:01 AM
Yay Elena!!!

Gowza
Jul 27th, 2004, 01:34 AM
well done elena,good luck next match!

Bероника
Jul 27th, 2004, 01:40 AM
:sad: Francesca

GoSandrine
Jul 27th, 2004, 02:22 AM
Ouch :( :sad:

Francesca had lots of points to defend and she and Elena have no lost love for each other so this one has to smart. Wonder if Fran let go right away on the handshake? ;)

Go get em in Montreal, Franny :hug:

Harju.
Jul 27th, 2004, 03:52 AM
Udachi Lena :)

Veritas
Jul 27th, 2004, 06:39 AM
Well done Elena B!

Pity it wasn't in straight sets...but a win's a win, and I'm very glad you won this match :bounce:

CJK
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:35 PM
Well done, after scoring a top 20 win agianst Francesca, she now bumps another Italian out of top 20.

tterb
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:50 PM
Wow, Elena! :hearts:

Keep it up. Get back to the top 20 and stay there, please. You have so much game... Just need to keep the head on tight, and get some consistent wins over quality opponents. :D Take it to Serena in the next round!

Eleni :crying2: I know hardcourts don't seem to be your surface, but I was hoping you could make this a tight three setter at least. Maybe you could hire Pat Etcheberry to help with your fitness. I think if Eleni were in better shape and more consistent with her serve, she would be less prone to the patches of bad results she seems to have. I don't quite understand why she doesn't do as well on 'modern surfaces,' as I've heard some tennis analysts say of her. But it's ridiculous to me that Eleni isn't at least top 25, if not higher, with her talent. :bigcry:

mboyle
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:53 PM
Chanda and Amy will have to upset Nastya and Amelie first to catchup.
Amelie is gone, and Chanda will take care of Myskina.

GoSandrine
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:58 PM
Silvia :sad: Francesca :sad: Eleni :sad:

forever_rafter
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:58 PM
Damn it, my poor baby-girl Eleni :sad:

AjdeNate!
Jul 28th, 2004, 11:11 PM
Bovina (20) is right behind Sprem (19) now. Close race there.

charmedRic
Jul 28th, 2004, 11:13 PM
Go EB! Better luck next time Eleni!

St.Sebastian
Jul 28th, 2004, 11:26 PM
Leena :drool:

Andrew.
Jul 28th, 2004, 11:27 PM
Yes! I FINALLY get to see Bovina in person tomorrow!!!!

LENA! :kiss:

forever_rafter
Jul 28th, 2004, 11:28 PM
I had no idea Lukasz had an official website :eek:

Doc
Jul 28th, 2004, 11:31 PM
Congratulations Elena.

peanuts
Jul 29th, 2004, 02:38 AM
go bovina!!! :bounce:

Vincent
Jul 29th, 2004, 02:42 AM
:bounce: :hearts:

LTT
Jul 29th, 2004, 06:28 AM
Udachi Lena!!

Fit again!!?! :)

fOxYLiCiOuS
Jul 29th, 2004, 06:47 AM
Drew will be very happy the Lena is back on the winning side :D :bigclap: :smooch:

F-R-E-A-K
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:30 AM
Udachi Lena Bovina :kiss:

CJK
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:09 PM
Chanda is eliminated from the race to top 20.

CJK
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:27 PM
Last 2 contestants in the race top 20 are eliminated: Alicia Molik and Conchita Martinez.
Now it'll be a contest between Amy and Elena and K-Lina.

LiliaLee-Frazier
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:09 PM
Last 2 contestants in the race top 20 are eliminated: Alicia Molik and Conchita Martinez.
Now it'll be a contest between Amy and Elena and K-Lina. :woohoo: :woohoo:

Tennisfan-Mtl
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:23 PM
Amy :yeah: You deserve it !!! Take it !!

GoSandrine
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:09 AM
I'm afraid I didn't get the memo. :(

Can someone please explain what is this race for the Top 20? :confused: :o :wavey:

CJK
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:41 AM
Elena:( The final match to determine top 20 will be Amy vs Elena D.

F-R-E-A-K
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:46 AM
Udachi Lena Bovina :D

WorldWar24
Jul 30th, 2004, 07:59 PM
Yayaayayayayay Yay Yay Yay Yay!!! :d

Mathijs
Jul 30th, 2004, 08:26 PM
Great stuff Lena B. :bigclap:

CJK
Jul 31st, 2004, 09:21 AM
7 Russians in top 20.

CJK
Jul 31st, 2004, 09:24 AM
Well done Russia, let's see 5 top 10 at the same time, it'll be even more impressive:).

F-R-E-A-K
Jul 31st, 2004, 09:25 AM
Udachi Lena!! :kiss:

GoSandrine
Jul 31st, 2004, 02:40 PM
ok, this new thread title has helped me see the light. :angel:

Congrats to the Russian gals. :worship: American girls are still Numero Uno though. ;)