Mar 16th, 2002, 06:11 PM
way to go Alisa :)
now take the title at the Grade 4 event
she qualified and kicked some ass, beating top seed Liz Cruz 6-1 6-1 :bounce: :bounce:
Alisa plays 5th seed Jessica Kirkland
3rd seed Dasha Leonyuk is in other SF v Monica Dancevic (CAN)
Mar 16th, 2002, 06:17 PM
well done Alisa :) hope she makes the final, but very surpsied and pleased to see Monika Dancevic through this far, hopefully she'll win though i don't think she will ;)
Mar 16th, 2002, 09:31 PM
Looking for a Alisa/Dasha final!:cool:
Mar 19th, 2002, 02:34 PM
Alisa KLEYBANOVA (RUS) d. Jessica KIRKLAND (USA) 4-6 6-0 6-2 :D
Monika DANCEVIC (CAN) d. Dasha LEONYUK (RUS) 6-2 2-6 6-3 :(
Alisa KLEYBANOVA (RUS) d. Monika DANCEVIC (CAN) 6-3 6-0
Alisa won her 1st U18 tournament she plays :)
congrats Alisa and good luck this week in Panama :)
Mar 19th, 2002, 08:44 PM
:fiery: I wanted Dasha too win! Congrats to Alisa though!:D
Mar 19th, 2002, 09:20 PM
wow, Kimberly Patenaude won the week before, and now Monika Dancevic reaches the finals here, great stuff :) well done Alisa :)
Mar 20th, 2002, 01:18 AM
Alisa is very impressive! Maybe she could be another Russian junior world champion a couple years down the road.
Mar 20th, 2002, 10:53 AM
is she still coached by her mom?
Mar 20th, 2002, 11:04 AM
Nina :) yes with her mother Natalia :)
Mar 21st, 2002, 09:41 AM
I was playing some tournament in Israel a couple years ago and Alisa (really small at that time) was training on a court next to us with her mom. Well, she's really strict. She made her do press-ups and really shouted at her for every shot she did wrong. We were pretty shocked. She won that tournament by the way in the U-14 I think.
Mar 21st, 2002, 10:25 AM
I hope she can please her mother :) I don't like parents who really shout and scream at their kids..... not if they haven't done anything wrong really.