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Dan23
Sep 16th, 2004, 12:02 AM
http://sports.sohu.com/upload/chinaopeneng/images/cho_03.jpg
Beijing, September 20-27
Official website:
http://www.chinaopen.cn/chinaopen_en.shtml
(Pretty dodgy though..)


Main Draw:
Serena Williams (USA) 10
Maria Sharapova (RUS) 9 :D
Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 11
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6
Nadia Petrova (RUS) 13
Maria Vento Kabchi (VEN) 40
Tatiana Panova (RUS) 93
Jelena Dokic (SCG) 39
Gisella Dulko (ARG) 35
Dinara Safina (RUS) 48
Jelena Jankovic (SCG) 36
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 44
Tina Pisnik (SLO) 55
Kristina Brandi (PUR) 41
Tammy Tanasuagarn (THA) 96
Ana Medina Garrigues (ESP) 46
Nicole Pratt (AUS) 49
Anca Barna (GER) 63
Saori Obata (JPN) 78
Marion Bartoli (FRA) 42
Petra Mandula (HUN) 68
+Qualies etc..

Seeds and Draw out in the next few days...
The top 4 should not meet until the QF's

Good luck Maria :worship:
^_^

Andy.
Sep 16th, 2004, 12:35 AM
Apart from the other top three seeds i see no one here who should give Maria to much trouble. If she can put here last few tournaments behind her and just relax and have fun and not put to much pressure on herself i see her making the Semi finals and then we will see what happens.

Lemonskin.
Sep 16th, 2004, 01:53 AM
Whaddabout Sveta? She'll be a danger.

Andy.
Sep 16th, 2004, 03:54 AM
Sorry i did not explain myself correctly. When i said the other top 3 seeds i meant Maria and the other three players out of the top four. Offcource Sveta will be a danger but will she even play that would be 4 weeks in a row.

Frank
Sep 16th, 2004, 10:35 PM
Weird tournament this is...

But good luck to Maria! :D

^_^

Daniel
Sep 18th, 2004, 06:05 AM
Good luck :D :D :D

Andy Mac
Sep 18th, 2004, 06:13 AM
yes maria.......good luck....daniel...are you a maria fan too as well as a hingis fan?

Lemonskin.
Sep 18th, 2004, 06:54 AM
When's the draw out?

Dan23
Sep 18th, 2004, 08:02 AM
No draw out yet...:rolleyes:
Geez they wouldnt wanna put it out too early....:p

Dan23
Sep 18th, 2004, 10:44 AM
Draws out :D:D

[1]Serena Williams - BYE
Dinara Safina vs [WC]Yan Zi
[WC]Sun Tian Tian vs Qualifier
Zheng Jie vs [5]Nadia Petrova

[4]Vera Zvonareva - BYE
Kristina Brandi vs Qualifier
Ana Medina-Garrigues vs Saori Obata
Tamarine Tanasugarn vs [8]Jelena Dokic

[7]Jelena Jankovic vs Shinobu Asagoe
Qualifier vs Anca Barna
Tatiana Panova vs Tina Pisnik
[3]Maria Sharapova - BYE

[6]Gisela Dulko vs Aniko Kapros
Maria Vento-Kabchi vs Flavia Pennetta
Nicole Pratt vs Qualifier
[2]Svetlana Kuznetsova - BYE

Dan23
Sep 18th, 2004, 10:48 AM
Not a super tough quarter for Maria having beaten the other seed in her quarter (Jankovic) at the USO. :D
Should play off against Kuznetsova if Maria can get through to the Semi's :eek:
..from there on it'll be very tough with Serena or Nadia likely finalists from the other half

Frank
Sep 18th, 2004, 12:06 PM
Not a super tough quarter for Maria having beaten the other seed in her quarter (Jankovic) at the USO. :D
Should play off against Kuznetsova if Maria can get through to the Semi's :eek:
..from there on it'll be very tough with Serena or Nadia likely finalists from the other half I'd put my money on Vera to become finalist...Not Nadia or Serena...

Anyway...The draw could be tougher...Confrontations with Sveta, Vera, Nadia or Serena could prove very interesting...:)

Viel Glück! :bounce:

Dan23
Sep 18th, 2004, 12:12 PM
oops sorry I missed Vera for some reason :scratch:
yea she'll be just as tough as Serena/Nadia :D

Frank
Sep 18th, 2004, 12:21 PM
oops sorry I missed Vera for some reason :scratch:
yea she'll be just as tough as Serena/Nadia :D You're level of intelligence is dropping rapidly because you're not eating enough sandwiches with liver sausage, chocolate sprinkles and garlic sauce, that's probably why you missed her...:p


Seriously...


If Vera manages to control her emotions I think she'll prove a bigger threat than Serena...

And Sveta isn't exactly you're everyday walkover either of course...

So it's a pretty tough tournament actually...

Dan23
Sep 18th, 2004, 12:42 PM
I think I actually missed Vera because I was still feeling sick from the thought of the liver sausage, chocolate sprinkles and garlic sauce sandwich :spit: :tape:
:haha:

..and Sveta is probably more dangerous than the others because Maria has to get past her first before worrying about Serena and co.

Frank
Sep 18th, 2004, 12:49 PM
I think I actually missed Vera because I was still feeling sick from the thought of the liver sausage, chocolate sprinkles and garlic sauce sandwich :spit: :tape:
:haha:

..and Sveta is probably more dangerous than the others because Maria has to get past her first before worrying about Serena and co. Well...You can skip the garlic sauce if you want...But you should really try the liver sausage with chocolate sprinkles...;)

Sveta was rather impressive of course...But when Maria manages to raise her service level to a higher level and cuts down on the unforced errors Sveta will prove beatable...

Andy Mac
Sep 18th, 2004, 01:35 PM
why the hell wud anyone eat liver sausage....even on its own.....let alone with chocolate! lol

Frank
Sep 18th, 2004, 01:42 PM
why the hell wud anyone eat liver sausage....even on its own.....let alone with chocolate! lol Don't forget the garlic sauce...:o

And you won't laugh anymore after my sandwich with liver sausage, chocolate sprinkles and garlic sauce eating species have replaced the contemporary generation...:mad:

Andy Mac
Sep 18th, 2004, 01:44 PM
come on frank........seriously.........thats jsut wrong man! and wiht garlic sauce???? *gagging noises*

Frank
Sep 18th, 2004, 01:49 PM
come on frank........seriously.........thats jsut wrong man! and wiht garlic sauce???? *gagging noises* Uhm...I think we should only talk about this in the off-topic thread...

Andy Mac
Sep 18th, 2004, 01:50 PM
good idea!

Dan23
Sep 20th, 2004, 04:24 AM
Tatiana Panova vs Tina Pisnik today at 13.30 local for the right to play Maria in the 2nd Round.
:)

Lemonskin.
Sep 20th, 2004, 04:27 AM
Damnit, I want Maria to win this title.

(although I get the feeling that the bloke who has deadly love for Maria wants it more :p)

I hope this will set her up for a good run to (hopefully) the YEC.

Andy.
Sep 20th, 2004, 04:42 AM
This tournament will hopefully start her good run of form again

Dan23
Sep 20th, 2004, 04:46 AM
Yeah hopefully it does :D
Maria will need a really good run in the next 4 tournaments to make the YEC..
Probably at least the semi's in each..

Lemonskin.
Sep 20th, 2004, 04:51 AM
Tatiana Panova vs Tina Pisnik today at 13.30 local for the right to play Maria in the 2nd Round.
:)

Pisnik was a semifinalist at Stockholm this year wasn't she?

Dan23
Sep 20th, 2004, 05:13 AM
Pisnik was a semifinalist at Stockholm this year wasn't she?
Nope, no SF's for Pisnik this year, she didnt play Stockholm.. :D

Lemonskin.
Sep 20th, 2004, 05:37 AM
Ah. Well I'm an idiot, then, aren't I? :p

Hmmm... ennyways, good luck Masha ^_^

Dan23
Sep 20th, 2004, 07:11 AM
Its hard to work out whats going on from that useless official website...:unsure: :shrug:
...but Panova has defeated Pisnik by walkover.
I believe that Pisnik will now be replaced in the draw though by the loser of the Stosur v Douchevina match...
..so now Maria will play the winner of Panova v Stosur/Douchevina...

lakan kildap
Sep 20th, 2004, 07:20 AM
I am interested in a Sharapova-Douchevina match. This will be their first meeting in the senior tour, I think, and I'm sure Maria would like to avenge her junior Wimbledon finals loss. Vera isn't a bad player though, quite crafty but with just an average serve.

Dan23
Sep 20th, 2004, 07:32 AM
Unfortunately it wont be the case here Lakan...
Douchevina def Stosur 6-3 6-3
..therefore we'll have Stosur vs Panova with the winner to face Masha :)

Lemonskin.
Sep 20th, 2004, 08:08 AM
Whaa? Stosur lost but advances? How?

Dan23
Sep 20th, 2004, 08:15 AM
Whaa? Stosur lost but advances? How?
Stosur vs Douchevina was a qualifying match.
With Pisnik pulling out Stosur was the highest ranked qualifier that missed out on the main draw and therefore the next in ;)

Lemonskin.
Sep 20th, 2004, 08:21 AM
Ah. Cheers!

I like Stosur ;)

But she will ultimately fall to Masha :D

Dan23
Sep 20th, 2004, 09:08 AM
Ignore all that...:p :D
Cant trust some people or the so called "Official website" :mad: :shrug:
Pisnik actually started the match and then retired...

So Panova won and will play Maria, most likely tomorrow :D

Lemonskin.
Sep 20th, 2004, 09:30 AM
w00t :D

Frank
Sep 20th, 2004, 01:12 PM
Pratt/Tanasugran (1) vs. Sequera/Stosur
Medina/Pannetta vs. Grandin/Matic (q)

Yan/Zheng (4) vs. Yidkova/Spears
Dulko/Vento vs. Craybas/Weingahter

Gagliardi/Safina vs. Marrero/Talaja
Asagoe/Fujiwara vs. Sharapova/Zvonareva (3)

Dokic/Jankovic (wc) vs. Peng/Xie (wc)
Hopkins/Lee vs. Li/Sun (2)

elbi
Sep 20th, 2004, 05:32 PM
:rocker: C'MON MARIA!!!!! :rocker:



:woohoo: Goodluck :woohoo:

Andy Mac
Sep 20th, 2004, 08:05 PM
ahah took the words and emotion pictures right outta my mind elbi!

Edward.
Sep 20th, 2004, 08:28 PM
Sharapova and Zvonareva- cool team! :yeah:

Dan23
Sep 20th, 2004, 11:21 PM
China Open - 21st September

Shinobu Asagoe (JPN)/ Rika Fujiwara (JPN) vs. [3] Maria Sharapova (RUS)/Vera Zvonareva (RUS)

Centre Court - Not before 1500 local (GMT+8.00)


No singles today for Masha :D
..but good luck in the doubles :yippee:
^_^

Sid-Newc
Sep 20th, 2004, 11:24 PM
I thought China was 7 hours ahead of England.

Frank
Sep 20th, 2004, 11:30 PM
That's 8 am in the morning here...::o

Lemonskin.
Sep 20th, 2004, 11:58 PM
Justas I thought it would be... just as I leave work :bigcry:

Andy.
Sep 21st, 2004, 01:04 AM
Good Luck in the doulbes Maria im sure it will help her singles game

Lemonskin.
Sep 21st, 2004, 01:19 AM
What time does she play singles today?

Andy.
Sep 21st, 2004, 01:24 AM
I dont think she is playing singles today

Lemonskin.
Sep 21st, 2004, 01:45 AM
:bigcry:

Dan23
Sep 21st, 2004, 01:46 AM
Singles tomorrow...:D

Lemonskin.
Sep 21st, 2004, 02:25 AM
But what time, Dan the Man? :scratch:

Dan23
Sep 21st, 2004, 02:54 AM
Dont know yet they havent released the schedule yet.. :)

Lemonskin.
Sep 21st, 2004, 03:29 AM
Any money it's at 3pm...

...which is 5pm our time - home time :(

...I might have to sneak out early :p

Dan23
Sep 21st, 2004, 07:04 AM
Doubles match about to start :D
Maria is wearing the orange outfit with the grey hat this time...

Dan23
Sep 21st, 2004, 07:20 AM
Maria served first and held serve for 1-0
..then Vera/Masha broke and lead 2-0

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bd01.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bd02.jpg

Dan23
Sep 21st, 2004, 07:29 AM
http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bd03.jpg

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bd04.jpg

Dan23
Sep 21st, 2004, 07:31 AM
5-1 to Maria/Vera now

Dan23
Sep 21st, 2004, 07:38 AM
1st set 6-1

Not much of a crowd really..

Dan23
Sep 21st, 2004, 07:48 AM
http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bd06.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bd07.jpg

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bd08.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bd09.jpg

Daniel
Sep 21st, 2004, 07:51 AM
Good luck!!! :D :yeah:

Dan23
Sep 21st, 2004, 08:11 AM
2nd set to Asagoe/Fujiwara 6-3

..games were on serve until Maria was broken in the 9 the game after a couple of DF's :(

Dan23
Sep 21st, 2004, 08:23 AM
http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bd10.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bd11.jpg

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bd12.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bd13.jpg

Lemonskin.
Sep 21st, 2004, 09:15 AM
:bigcry: Maria / Vera lost 6-1 3-6 4-6 :bigcry:

Oh well, ONWARDS WITH THE SINGLES!!! :bounce:

Lemonskin.
Sep 21st, 2004, 09:16 AM
:angel: :hearts: at least she's wearing that heavenly outfit :hearts: :angel:

Frank
Sep 21st, 2004, 09:50 AM
Good luck in the singles now!

Lemonskin.
Sep 21st, 2004, 11:36 AM
:woohoo: Go Masha!

Wonder what time she plays? :D

Sid-Newc
Sep 21st, 2004, 11:50 AM
She plays Panova and 1pm time in China!

Lemonskin.
Sep 21st, 2004, 11:52 AM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I'll still be at work! Maybe I can watch the match on scoreboard... MAYBE even commentate! Are we still doing commentary threads?

Sid-Newc
Sep 21st, 2004, 11:53 AM
That fucking scoreboard is screwed up on the official china website. Yes you should do commentary!

Lemonskin.
Sep 21st, 2004, 11:55 AM
But someone else would have to do full time commentary... people are always walking past at work so I have to hide the window sometimes :P

Sid-Newc
Sep 21st, 2004, 11:57 AM
that scoreboard is in chinese and i can't read it. Well her match is 6am here in england, so i'll be asleep so i can't do scoreboard.

Andy Mac
Sep 21st, 2004, 07:55 PM
damn...i cnat see any of it

Lemonskin.
Sep 21st, 2004, 08:54 PM
yeah the scoreboard's effed.

Andy Mac
Sep 21st, 2004, 09:16 PM
no i mean...shes guna be playin at 1 in the mornin ove rhere

Dan23
Sep 21st, 2004, 11:27 PM
Sorry for not finishing up the score on the doubles match but the forum went down at the end of the game and I couldnt post :mad:
I managed to see the match and Maria played some great shots at times and made some simple mistakes at other times, but the whole Vera and Maria were smiling and having a good time :D

Dan23
Sep 21st, 2004, 11:31 PM
China Open - 2nd Round - 22nd September

Tatiana Panova (RUS) vs [3] Maria Sharapova (RUS)

Centre Court - 1300 local (GMT+8.00)


Go Masha :yeah:

Andy.
Sep 21st, 2004, 11:45 PM
Im nervous for her match today it is going to be a tough match as panova is very quick hopefully Maria can cut down on the errors a good win here will put her in good sted for the rest of the tournament and beyond.

Lemonskin.
Sep 21st, 2004, 11:54 PM
Go Masha! ^_^

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 01:34 AM
:angel: :hearts: at least she's wearing that heavenly outfit :hearts: :angel:
My moneys on the grey dress being worn today.. :p

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 01:52 AM
My moneys on the grey dress being worn today.. :p

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.................. :p

Andy.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:06 AM
Im hoping she retired the grey dress at the US Open even though i didnt mind it it showed all her sweat.

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:09 AM
Only 1 hr 50 mins until the match ^_^

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:11 AM
Great!!! Isn't somebody going to do coverage?

Andy.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:13 AM
This is starting to get exciting i dont often get to follow one of Maria's matches live Good Luck Maria

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:14 AM
Becasue I can't.. so please.. at least Dan do a coverage please!

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:16 AM
Speak up, Dan the Man!

I cant do it as i'll have to keep hiding the window from peeping managers :P

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:17 AM
Speak up, Dan the Man!

I cant do it as i'll have to keep hiding the window from peeping managers :P

Safely do so man!!!

Please Daniel.. you are the electric man! :worship:

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:21 AM
The electric man?

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:27 AM
Safely do so man!!!

Please Daniel.. you are the electric man! :worship:
:haha: :haha:

Yeah im here to do coverage...:D
..with the live video feed ;)

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:29 AM
AAARRRGGHHHH where are you getting a live video feed from?!

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:40 AM
OK people heres some live video feeds :D :yeah:

http://www.91live.com/tv/cctv5.htm - the best one, seems to work fine

Used this one y'day for the doubles, not working properly now but should start up when the matches start:
http://www.91live.com/mdplay.htm?721&see=1

Theres also these ones so try until you find one that works properly:
http://www.91live.com/mdplay.htm?660&see=1
http://www.91live.com/mdplay.htm?649&see=1

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:46 AM
Cool.

But I dunno if it would be wise for me to do it at work :sad:

I'll hafta rely on your expert commentary :p

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 04:09 AM
Currently 21'C and fine in Beijing, bugger all wind...very good conditions for tennis.. :cool:
Coverage in this thread...no need for a new one

Starts in around 50 minutes! :)

Vamos Maria! Allez Maria! ^_^

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 04:21 AM
Buena Suerte Masha! :D

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 22nd, 2004, 04:23 AM
Daniel!!! I plead you to do a coverage... I can't do that right now!

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 04:26 AM
Yeah im going to Duiz!!
LS and Andrew can join in too :D

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 04:28 AM
I'll join in sporadically, maybe.

If the L.T. will work ^_^

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 04:32 AM
Hey Dan could you post the link to the live timing?

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 04:35 AM
Live scores here:
http://weblive.sports.sohu.com/tenniscent/index.php?c=sports0t1

I think Maria will be at the bottom ^_^

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 04:38 AM
w00t thanks ^_^

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 04:39 AM
Holy lord it's all in gibberish

Andy.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 04:57 AM
Yeah the match is due to start soon> its exciting

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:00 AM
Any confirmation if Maria is the top or bottom name?

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:03 AM
Not yet mate, will let you know ;)

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:07 AM
Anyone watching the livve video??
They just showed an interview from when Maria arrived at the hotel and some footage from training with Yuri..

Andy.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:09 AM
Down loading it as we speak

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:09 AM
Warming up now...

...and Marias in the GREY DRESS....:D:D

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:13 AM
Playing now..

Maria serving first..40-0

can confirm maria is at the bottom on the live scores...:D

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:15 AM
1-0 and 30-15 to Maria on Tatiana's serve

Andy.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:15 AM
Well The Grey Dress Is Back From Retirment The Other Outfit Must Be Just For Doubles

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:17 AM
1-1 40-0

Maria going well on serve..

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:21 AM
The live timing screen shows nothing...

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:23 AM
Maria breaks and leads 3-1 :D

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:24 AM
http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs02.jpg

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:25 AM
The live timing screen shows nothing...
Mines working fine..plus the live video is working nicely too..

Andy.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:25 AM
Good work Maria Keep it going. I cant see anything off the live feed all i can hear is her grunt

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:26 AM
Udachi Masha? :D

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:27 AM
Big CMON from Maria as she fires down an ace...:D

Score is 4-1 to Maria, Tati serving..

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs03.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs04.jpg

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:29 AM
Hehe no amount of refreshing makes the Live Timing work. I'm gonna hafta rely on Dan's superb commentary!

Andy.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:30 AM
Good Work Maria she seems to be playing well

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:30 AM
Breaks again for 5-1, serving for the set
CMON Maria :D

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:31 AM
Buenos Aires Masha!!!

...err... was that right? :p:p:p

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:31 AM
http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs05.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs06.jpg

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:33 AM
Maria takes the 1st set 6-1 :woohoo:
A couple of aces in that game...great stuff!!


Now no la-la land plz Maria :D

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:35 AM
1st set summary here:
http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs07.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs08.jpg

Tati serving 1st in the 2nd set :D

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:36 AM
In the immortal words of Lleyton Hewitt... COME ON!!!!! :woohoo:

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:37 AM
w00t good lookin' stats

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:39 AM
Awwww Maria moving beautifully here....playing some top shots...
Deuce first game

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:39 AM
I'm liking the 'winners' count ^_^ 15 in a quick set is good!

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:40 AM
Tati holds for 0-1 2nd set

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:44 AM
1-1 now :D

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs09.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs11.jpg

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs12.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs13.jpg

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:44 AM
w00t good caps there Dan the Man!

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:45 AM
YEAH..big "over the head" forehand winner :worship:

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:46 AM
Maria broke now 2-1 :yeah:

Andy.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:47 AM
Great set of tennis from Maria

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:47 AM
^_^

Andy.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:50 AM
Ive got to go now Doing a great job Dan good luck Maria i will be back to check the score after

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:51 AM
Dan is the Man ^_^

Seeya Andrew!

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:51 AM
Awwwww yes :yeah:
What a game from Maria...was down 0-40 after a DF and 2 UFES then came back and won the game beautifully :D

now 3-1 to Maria 2nd set!!

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:52 AM
Cya Andrew!!
Buenos Aires Maria :D

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:53 AM
Yeeeehaw!!!

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:55 AM
Maria serving at 4-1 :D

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs14.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs15.jpg

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs16.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs17.jpg

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs18.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs19.jpg

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:56 AM
OH HO HO Maria blowing Tati off the court here....:hatoff:

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:57 AM
Man, you're banging out those caps pretty quick, Dan. Good work! :yeah:

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:58 AM
5-1 now to Maria, Tati serving to stay in it :D
Winners 27-3 to Maria :eek:

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:59 AM
That's our Masha! :yeah: :hearts: :D

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:00 AM
Maria has won 6-1 6-1 :woohoo:

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:00 AM
LOVING that winners count in such a short game... excellent!

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:01 AM
HURRAH!!!

Excellent job Masha!!!

Sounds like Tati made no impact at all ^_^

LETS HOPE SHE CONTINUES THIS AWESOME FORM!!!

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:02 AM
Some vintage Maria there :D:D
Shes back into a bit of form there!!
:woohoo: :hatoff: :yeah:

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:04 AM
http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs20.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs21.jpg

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs22.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs23.jpg

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs24.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs25.jpg

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs26.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-bs27.jpg

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:04 AM
Lets hope she can go on with it!

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:05 AM
The standard celebration after with the 4 kisses blown and the racquet clap :clap2:

Then off the court very quickly, its only Rd 2 not getting too excited!!

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:05 AM
Final stats Dan?

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:07 AM
Great to see Maria back in a bit of form... :clap2: :D
Hitting the ball very nicely, lots of winners, very few DF's and UFE's though there wasnt huge pressure applied by Tati..
Good 2nd Round from Maria now onto the 3rd...

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:08 AM
Final stats Dan?
Working on it mate..ill get em asap :D

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:10 AM
sweet ^_^

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:13 AM
Vera Z is being interviewed on the live video about the doubles match etc...

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:16 AM
Is she in tears :bigcry: ? :p:p:p

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:20 AM
Is she in tears :bigcry: ? :p:p:p
:lol: nah...

Maria took the match point with one of those trademark little lobs (ala Wimby final) over Tati's head. :D:D

Cant find any 2nd set stats yet unfortunately...ill keep looking though ;)

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:21 AM
Mad :D

Sid-Newc
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:41 AM
How come the stadium was empty?

Edward.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:43 AM
SHE'S WEARING THAT FUCKING DRESS AGAIN! :fiery:

But congratulations Masha on a very good win! :yeah:

lakan kildap
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:53 AM
SHE'S WEARING THAT FUCKING DRESS AGAIN! :fiery:

But congratulations Masha on a very good win! :yeah:

As we say here in our part of the world, "it's the flavor of the month".

Deal with it. It will be a new outfit by Australian Open time.

Dan23
Sep 22nd, 2004, 06:58 AM
Caps from the post-match interview :D

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-int01.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-int02.jpg

http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-int03.jpg http://home.iprimus.com.au/walkerdjb/maria-int04.jpg

Daniel
Sep 22nd, 2004, 07:01 AM
Good luck !!!! :bounce: :bigclap:

Andy.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 07:28 AM
Great commentary Dan Congratulations Maria

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 07:46 AM
BUENO NOTTE MASHA!!! :bounce:

...actually, I think I just said goodnight Masha in Italian :p

Andy.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 10:36 AM
BUENO NOTTE MASHA!!! :bounce:

...actually, I think I just said goodnight Masha in Italian :p
yes thats what you said all right :)

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 11:23 AM
Then my 3 months of Italian at High School was not in vain!

Andy.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 11:38 AM
Well Maria can have a bueno notte now that she is through to the quarters and playing like the player we know she is :zzz:

Lemonskin.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 11:49 AM
^_^ I like that.

I hope she plays tomorrow...

...but might not until friday

Andy Mac
Sep 22nd, 2004, 12:44 PM
does anyone know for sure wen she plays next?

Frank
Sep 22nd, 2004, 01:13 PM
Impressive! I just heard she hit few UFE's and loads of winners...^_^

Congrats Maria! :yeah:

Good luck in the third round...:)

Josh B.
Sep 22nd, 2004, 03:33 PM
WELL DONE MARIA

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

Andy Mac
Sep 22nd, 2004, 05:14 PM
are u sure your fonts big enough josh b! lol....hehe

lakan kildap
Sep 23rd, 2004, 02:32 AM
So a Douchevina-Sharapova match is still possible. Hmmm. Time to settle some old score, Maria. You can do it.

Lemonskin.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 02:58 AM
Jankovic beat Asagoe though so it could be a US Open rd 2 rematch

Dan23
Sep 23rd, 2004, 03:04 AM
Jankovic vs Douchevina today...
..and the winner plays Masha tomorrow ^_^

I hope Douche wins, Id like to see her play Maria :D

w00t

Lemonskin.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 03:10 AM
w00t ^_^

Andy.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 04:17 AM
Well Maria versus Jankovic would be good because she could beat her much more easily this time and show her whos boss and against Vera there could be some revenge. but whovever she plays she should beat Go Maria

lakan kildap
Sep 23rd, 2004, 05:16 AM
Vera played some really good tennis against Capriati at the USO, and of course, she knows Maria's game well. And she also walks towards the backstop between points to refocus, just like Maria, so they could have a very long match.

More time to watch Maria, woohoo! Too bad we don't have the broadcast :(

Dan23
Sep 23rd, 2004, 08:17 AM
Jankovic def Douchevina 6-1 6-3

Maria will play Jankovic in the QF's tomorrow :D

Go Masha :worship: :hatoff:
w00t

Frank
Sep 23rd, 2004, 08:20 AM
Good luck against Jelena!

Pity she doesn't play Vera though...

Oh well...:)

Lemonskin.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 10:52 AM
w00t Go Masha!

I have a sneaking feeling it might not take three sets to beat Jankovic this time...

...quietly confident...

Andy.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 11:32 AM
yeah Maria said herself this court is a bit faster and she is looking more determined and focused im sure Maria will want to stamp her authority on this match

Lemonskin.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 11:34 AM
awwww I just wanna :hug: Masha ^_^

Andy.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 11:47 AM
:drool: :angel: :hearts: dont we all, i hope she comes to the adidas international next year

Josh B.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 05:03 PM
C'mon Maria
You Can Do It

Josh B.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 05:05 PM
[SIZE=7]C'MON MARIA[/COLOR]
[SIZE=7]YOU CAN DO IT[COLOR=Red]

Josh B.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 05:06 PM
C'MON MARIA
YOU CAN DO IT

Josh B.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 05:07 PM
Yey i got it to work


GOOD LUCK MARIA

Andy Mac
Sep 23rd, 2004, 08:45 PM
yea MARIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what? hey speaking of quasimodo..anyone know where he went?

Lemonskin.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 08:54 PM
Hey guys, as soon as anyone finds out what time (China time) Maria plays can you post it here... Dan will do the commentary but he's at the Davis Cup today so he needs to know a bit in advance when it's on. I'm gonna SMS him. I might not be on the computer all day at work today so it might be up to you guys to find out!

Andy Mac
Sep 23rd, 2004, 08:56 PM
crap! well im not sure either...i pm'ed dan askin him! lol

Lemonskin.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 08:58 PM
I just found out :p

It's 1pm China time.

...3pm my time!

Andy Mac
Sep 23rd, 2004, 09:28 PM
thats 1 am in the morning here! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Russia Rules
Sep 23rd, 2004, 09:31 PM
Don't worry, the time for the semi finals are good!

Andy.
Sep 23rd, 2004, 09:57 PM
Centre Court (from 13.00hrs)
1. Jankovic vs. Sharapova
2. Dulko vs. Kuznetsova
3. S.Williams vs. Petrova (NB 18.00hrs)
4. Zvonareva vs. Medina Garrigues (NB 19.30hrs)

although you have already said it LS this is todays schedule. good night everyone going to bed and good morning everyone waking up namely LS and Dan:bigwave:

Lemonskin.
Sep 24th, 2004, 01:09 AM
BAD NEWS EVERYONE!!!

I just got an SMS from Dan... he said he won't be able to get home in time to commentate on the Maria match! I wont be able to either because I'm at work. So unless someone else is able to do it, looks like there might not be a commentary on this match.

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 01:28 AM
If Im at home i will do the commentary of the match. if i am at home i can only do it off the live score though not live feed as it did not work for me last time.

Lemonskin.
Sep 24th, 2004, 01:45 AM
Do it if you can, Andrew!

I might be able to interject the odd comment but being at work its hard :p

Just post the scores is all you need to do. Dan can comment on more because he's watching the match on video.

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 03:33 AM
For sure if im at home ill do it. it is annoying though Dan can see her play and i go the the site and all i get is noise

Lemonskin.
Sep 24th, 2004, 03:37 AM
:( DAN YOU BETTER BE HOME FOR THE NEXT MATCH :p

^_^ can't wait its only an hour and a half away ^_^

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 03:43 AM
i was nervous this time 2 days ago but now that Maria has had a feel for the courts and a sniff of good form im confident in her game

Lemonskin.
Sep 24th, 2004, 04:40 AM
Hey all... for most people the live timing screens dont seem to work so if it doesnt you can use this site:

http://www.chinaopen.cn/s2004/LS.shtml

It's live timing but you have to keep refreshing it. It's not great but it might be the best you can get.

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 04:47 AM
cool LS when the match starts there is another screen option that should appear that has constant updates.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 04:51 AM
:( DAN YOU BETTER BE HOME FOR THE NEXT MATCH :p

^_^ can't wait its only an hour and a half away ^_^


In fact... Daniel's boss lets him come here while at work... pretty good boss! :worship:

Lemonskin.
Sep 24th, 2004, 04:54 AM
My boss doesn't... but I'm here anyway... :p

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 04:58 AM
My boss doesn't... but I'm here anyway... :p

I know... but what else can we do? :rolleyes:

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 04:59 AM
the match must be starting soon im sure they will walk on vourt in a few minutes

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:01 AM
Well.. keeps us live And18! please!

Lemonskin.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:02 AM
w00t ^_^

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:03 AM
what does "w00t" means?

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:05 AM
id say there warming up right about now

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:06 AM
well....

Go Maria! Beat her up!

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:12 AM
It says on the scoreboard that Maria has taken the first set 6/3 im not sure if that correct but if it is the match has started earlier than we thought

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:12 AM
Sing with me Maria!

Because you are goin to beat her...

http://messenger.msn.com/MMM2004-08-11_11.52/Resource/emoticons/note.gif"One More Time"http://messenger.msn.com/MMM2004-08-11_11.52/Resource/emoticons/note.gif-Daft Punk

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:13 AM
It says on the scoreboard that Maria has taken the first set 6/3 im not sure if that correct but if it is the match has started earlier than we thought

Let's imagine that is true and lets all live in la la land! :tape: :p

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:14 AM
Sorry the scoreboard was broken. Its Jankovic to serve first and its Deuce

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:15 AM
Maria broke and leads 1/0

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:15 AM
Yepee! Maria rockz...

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:17 AM
30 love masha

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:18 AM
Masha is just kicking butts!

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:20 AM
2/0 Sharapova

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:21 AM
Jelena holds so its 2/1 Maria

Lemonskin.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:21 AM
Whoooo hoooo!!!

Go Masha!!!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:22 AM
Poor Jelly.. Maria is unstoppable!

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:23 AM
30 love Sharapova

Lemonskin.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:23 AM
Erg... my scoreboard not showing anything... I'll hafta rely on Andrew's sparkling commentary ^_^

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:24 AM
30 love Sharapova

I love you Andrew! Keep it up dude! :bounce:

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:24 AM
Maria hold to 40/15 so its 3/1 Masha

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:26 AM
I can see it but i can hear her grunting away

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:26 AM
MAria holds? what is that? she is sweeping her butt off!

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:26 AM
double break point sharapova

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:27 AM
She breaks and leads 4/1 keep it up Masha she is winning these games to love and 15

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:29 AM
double break point sharapova

and you say she is holding?
^ Ω ^

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:29 AM
30 love on the sharapova serve she is really dominating so far

Lemonskin.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:30 AM
Yeah ^_^

Sharapova dominating...

^_^

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:31 AM
Maria HOLDS serve and is now up 5/1 she won that game to 15

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:32 AM
Go Maяia!

Maяria яocks!

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:32 AM
Game point Jankovic

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:33 AM
Maria HOLDS serve and is now up 5/1 she won that game to 15

why do you keep saying tha she holds? no-sense.. she is kicking butts over there!

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:33 AM
Jankovic hold serve so its 5/2 Masha and she will be serving for the set

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:33 AM
Maria is really serving well Jankovic is not able to do much on Maria's service games

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:35 AM
Holds serve is just what the commentators in Australia say you either hold serve or you lose serve(broken)

Lemonskin.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:36 AM
Masha :hug:

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:40 AM
There was an injury time out taken im not sure by who i think Jankovic

Andy.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:41 AM
Set double set point sharapova and yes it was Jankovic with an ankle injury

Lemonskin.
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:41 AM
Yeah go Masha!!!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Sep 24th, 2004, 05:41 AM
Go Maяia!