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Brαm
Jan 15th, 2005, 09:14 PM
Antwerp $585,000:
* Kim Clijsters :D
* Els Callens (WC)
[* Kirsten Flipkens] withdrawn :(

* Leslie Butkiewicz
* Eveline Vanhyfte
* Debbrich Feys
* Caroline Maes
* Caroline Bailly
* Jessie de Vries
* Shana Claes
* Desirée Bastianon

Biberach $10,000:
* Davinia Lobbinger

Portimao $10,000:
* Cécile Baijot
* Claudia Smolders
* Tatiana Cutrona

Good luck babes! :bounce:

arn
Jan 17th, 2005, 11:50 PM
Aan wie gaan ze de WC's geven? Els, Dokic en ??? (Hopelijk Evelyne of Leslie)

Brαm
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:14 PM
Aan wie gaan ze de WC's geven? Els, Dokic en ??? (Hopelijk Evelyne of Leslie)
3e WC ---> iemand van Golden Exempt lijst.

Geen Belgische WC meer :mad:
Waarom geven ze geen aan Leslie? :confused:

Stijn
Jan 29th, 2005, 10:34 AM
When's prequalifying and when will the draws be released? :confused:

arn
Jan 29th, 2005, 10:41 AM
11/02 are the prequalifying matches :) Probably the draw will be done saterday or so before the tournament starts :)

Brαm
Feb 1st, 2005, 02:33 PM
Pre-qualifying:
Leslie Butkiewicz (BEL) - Désirée Bastianon (BEL)
Eveline Vanhyfte (BEL) - Caroline Bailly (BEL)
Debbrich Feys (BEL) - Shana Claes (BEL)
Caroline Maes (BEL) - Jessie De Vries (BEL)

Good luck to Leslie, Eveline, Shana and Caroline :cool:

arn
Feb 1st, 2005, 02:47 PM
I think/hope these players will win;

Leslie
Eveline
Shana
Jessie (tough choice :( )

Borris
Feb 1st, 2005, 07:45 PM
3e WC ---> iemand van Golden Exempt lijst.

Geen Belgische WC meer :mad:
Waarom geven ze geen aan Leslie? :confused:

Ik denk dat Leslie en Evelyne beter af zijn met een kwalificatie-wildcard. Dan hebben ze nog een (kleine) kans op wat punten!

tennisbelge
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:39 AM
Pre-qualifying:
Leslie Butkiewicz (BEL) - Désirée Bastianon (BEL)
Eveline Vanhyfte (BEL) - Caroline Bailly (BEL)
Debbrich Feys (BEL) - Shana Claes (BEL)
Caroline Maes (BEL) - Jessie De Vries (BEL)

Good luck to Leslie, Eveline, Shana and Caroline :cool:
In the pdg site, they only list the players for those pre-qualifying with, on the left side, the 4 seeds ranked by their WTA ranking and on the right side, the 4 others ranked by name. But it's only a list, not the draw. I remember last year they did the same and everybody thought it was the draw but the draw came a week later and it wasn't the same. VRT txt did the mistake last year and they did again this time.

Emiel Goelen
Feb 2nd, 2005, 11:00 AM
In the pdg site, they only list the players for those pre-qualifying with, on the left side, the 4 seeds ranked by their WTA ranking and on the right side, the 4 others ranked by name. But it's only a list, not the draw. I remember last year they did the same and everybody thought it was the draw but the draw came a week later and it wasn't the same. VRT txt did the mistake last year and they did again this time.

Erm, this is on the site:
"De loting van de Belgian pre-qualifying is ook gebeurd. Butkiewicz treft Bastianon. Van Hyfte neemt het op tegen Bailly. Feys ontmoet Claes. Maes geeft De Vries partij. (Bekijk de volledige loting)"

So I DO think this is the draw!
And I'm rooting for Butkiewicz, Van Hyfte, Claes and De Vries :worship:

Belgium = Best
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:24 PM
Good luck:
Leslie Butkiewicz (BEL)
Eveline Vanhyfte (BEL)
Debbrich Feys (BEL)
Caroline Maes (BEL)

:bounce:

Grachka
Feb 3rd, 2005, 02:22 AM
Good luck Els! I'm hoping for a rejuvenated performance ;)

Stijn
Feb 3rd, 2005, 08:47 AM
Pre-qualifying:
Leslie Butkiewicz (BEL) - Désirée Bastianon (BEL)
Eveline Vanhyfte (BEL) - Caroline Bailly (BEL)
Debbrich Feys (BEL) - Shana Claes (BEL)
Caroline Maes (BEL) - Jessie De Vries (BEL)

Good luck to Leslie, Eveline, Shana and Caroline :cool:
I do hope Carline will beat Jessie :scared:
Also good luck to Leslie and Eveline :yeah:
Debbrich or Shana? :shrug:

Wimanna
Feb 3rd, 2005, 10:33 AM
I think these will win:
-Leslie :)
-Evelyne :)
-Shana :)
-Caroline ;)

arn
Feb 3rd, 2005, 11:46 AM
If the same happens as last year, all the belgians will have a place in qualifying... Let's hope so.

The third wildcard will go to Dechy or Schnyder. But there's a chance both will get one because Dokic retired yesterday because of an injury.

Emiel Goelen
Feb 3rd, 2005, 01:45 PM
If the same happens as last year, all the belgians will have a place in qualifying... Let's hope so.

The third wildcard will go to Dechy or Schnyder. But there's a chance both will get one because Dokic retired yesterday because of an injury.

I really hope Jelena can get fit again...
And I hope at least one of the Belgian girls can do something in the quallies, but that's prolly a bit too much of the old wishful thinking :unsure:

Brαm
Feb 3rd, 2005, 03:57 PM
If the same happens as last year, all the belgians will have a place in qualifying... What do you mean? :scratch: Only 4 Belgians played qualifying last year: Taton, Feys, Vanhyfte & De Laet.

tennisbelge
Feb 3rd, 2005, 04:46 PM
What do you mean? :scratch: Only 4 Belgians played qualifying last year: Taton, Feys, Vanhyfte & De Laet.

He's probably thinking a bout the Hasselt tournament where there was not enough players to complete the qualifying draw so they fill it with Belgian players even those who lost in the pre-qualifying. I don't think that could happen in antwerp where everybody wants to play, even in the qualies.

arn
Feb 3rd, 2005, 06:12 PM
He's probably thinking a bout the Hasselt tournament where there was not enough players to complete the qualifying draw so they fill it with Belgian players even those who lost in the pre-qualifying. I don't think that could happen in antwerp where everybody wants to play, even in the qualies.
oh yeah, I must have mixed them up :o

Stijn
Feb 11th, 2005, 01:28 PM
Pre-qualifying:

Leslie Butkiewicz (BEL) def. Désirée Bastianon (BEL) 6-2 3-6 6-1 :yeah:
Shana Claes (BEL) def. Debbrich Feys (BEL) 6-4 6-3 :)

Eveline Vanhyfte (BEL) - Caroline Bailly (BEL) => Eveline won the first set with 6-2.
Caroline Maes (BEL) - Jessie De Vries (BEL) => No results yet... *crosses fingers for Caroline*

Svennovitch
Feb 11th, 2005, 01:49 PM
Leslie :)
Shana :kiss: :eek: :yeah:

Stijn
Feb 11th, 2005, 02:03 PM
Van Hyfte def. Bailly 6-2 6-2 :bounce:
Maes def. De Vries 6-4 6-0 :bigclap: :aparty:

Svennovitch
Feb 11th, 2005, 02:39 PM
Evelyne :bounce:
Caroline :)

Svennovitch
Feb 11th, 2005, 02:42 PM
Good picks, Wim and Bram :yeah:

Diminime
Feb 11th, 2005, 06:10 PM
Antwerp $585,000:

Q1: Van Hyfte vs Husarova :yeah:
Q1: Butkiewicz vs Pin :yeah:
Q1: Maes vs Gehrlein (H2H: 0 - 3) :scared:
Q1: Claes vs (4) Chakvetadze :help:

R1: Clijsters vs Kostanic (H2H: 1 - 0) :rocker2:
R1: Callens vs Farina-Elia (H2H: 0 - 5) :tape:

Fieke
Feb 11th, 2005, 06:19 PM
I really hope that there is a mistake in the order of play on the website: play starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow, two matches are scheduled and the rest of the matches is played after 4 p.m. :confused: seems kind of weird to me...

nicky
Feb 11th, 2005, 07:05 PM
:
R1: Callens vs Farina-Elia (H2H: 0 - 5) :tape:

Didn't Farina Elia retire in Paris today (shoulder injury)? Perhaps she will not even be able to play :sad: - not nice to say but it might be a good thing for Els :o

Wimanna
Feb 11th, 2005, 07:14 PM
I really hope that there is a mistake in the order of play on the website: play starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow, two matches are scheduled and the rest of the matches is played after 4 p.m. :confused: seems kind of weird to me...

During the break we can watch Ivanovic on Court 1 :)

stijntje
Feb 12th, 2005, 01:22 PM
Didn't Farina Elia retire in Paris today (shoulder injury)? Perhaps she will not even be able to play :sad: - not nice to say but it might be a good thing for Els :o

I think Farina retired in Paris because she final points to defend in Antwerp (lost last year to Kim in the final)...

Maybe she wasn't 100% fit and she wouldn't take any risk...

That's my thought ;)

Diminime
Feb 12th, 2005, 03:18 PM
Portimao $10,000:

Q1: Smolders (BEL) vs Jagosova (1033-CZE)
Q1: Cutrona (BEL) vs Zapadalova (RUS)
Q1: Baijot (1042-BEL) vs Thorpe (1141-FRA)

Emiel Goelen
Feb 12th, 2005, 04:26 PM
Antwerp (Tier II)

Q1: Camille Pin - Leslie Butkiewicz 6-1 6-1 :rolleyes:

Sarah<Kim-fan>
Feb 12th, 2005, 06:52 PM
Antwerp (Tier II)

Q1: Camille Pin - Leslie Butkiewicz 6-1 6-1 :rolleyes:saw part of the match, and all I can say is that this level is just too high for Leslie...

also saw Caroline Maes having a training session with someone ( I think it was De Laet, but I'm not sure at all!) Both playing some nice rally's but well, training is not a match...

stijntje
Feb 12th, 2005, 06:56 PM
Antwerp (Tier II)

Q1: Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) - Shana Claes : 6-3 6-3 :sad:
Q1 : Janette Husarova (SLW) - Evelyn Van Hyfte : 6-3 7-5 :sad:

They both seems to have played quite good, but a loss is a loss... :rolleyes:

Geoffry
Feb 12th, 2005, 10:14 PM
Portimao, $10 000

Q1: Cutrona def. Zapadalova(RUS) 7-6(4) 6-3
Q1: Thorpe(FRA) def. Baijot 4-6 6-1 6-3
Q1: Jagosova(CZE) def. Smolders 6-4 6-0

Q2: Cutrona vs Biglmaier(GER)

Fieke
Feb 12th, 2005, 10:22 PM
Antwerp (Tier II)

Q1: Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) - Shana Claes : 6-3 6-3 :sad:
Q1 : Janette Husarova (SLW) - Evelyn Van Hyfte : 6-3 7-5 :sad:

They both seems to have played quite good, but a loss is a loss... :rolleyes:


Shana played well, but that was a major choke from Eveline :fiery: She had 4 set points in the second set: 2 at 5-2 and 2 at 5-4.

~|Naomi|~
Feb 13th, 2005, 12:23 AM
I know like nothing about this Shana Claes:o How old is she? and how much potential do any of you think she has?

What happened to Caroline's match?

Wimanna
Feb 13th, 2005, 09:49 AM
Gehrlein def. Maes 3-6 6-4 6-4 :sad:

I saw the first 2 sets, and Caroline was playing really good tennis...If she can hang in with that form, she'll be back in top-300 :)

Stijn
Feb 13th, 2005, 10:42 AM
Caroline played a very good match! She got a lot of support from the crowd (and Kim, who was watching the match, well actively during the first set anyway)

However, near the end of the match, she had some bad line calls and the umpire even made her replay a point, even though it was obviously out :mad:

I hope Caroline will be able to maintain this level throughout the rest of the season so she will rise again in the rankings :cool: :)

Stijn
Feb 13th, 2005, 10:44 AM
Eveline and Leslie really disappointed me yesterday :tape: Leslie didn't even try and Eveline gave a lazy impression. She didn't run for a lot of balls even I would have returned. If this is the final year Vanhyfte has the chance to prove herself, then I fear we won't see much of her in 2006 anymore :awww:

Shana Claes, on the other hand, surprised me in a good way! The girl has top 500 potential if she doesn't lose her fighting skills :armed:

Wimanna
Feb 13th, 2005, 10:48 AM
Eveline and Leslie really disappointed me yesterday :tape: Leslie didn't even try and Eveline gave a lazy impression. She didn't run for a lot of balls even I would have returned. If this is the final year Vanhyfte has the chance to prove herself, then I fear we won't see much of her in 2006 anymore :awww:

It's not Eveline's last year ;) She goes on for at least 3 more years. I thought Eveline was clearly the better player out there on the court, making the shots, but the mental aspect... :tape: :tape: :tape: and yeah, she was slow at some dropshots... :o

Brαm
Feb 13th, 2005, 10:59 AM
I thought Eveline was clearly the better player out there on the court, making the shots, but the mental aspect... :tape: :tape: :tape: and yeah, she was slow at some dropshots... :o
I don't think Eveline was the better player :( Yeah she can hit harder than Husarova, but tactically she was the inferior player by far. Husarova sure found her winning formula with the zillion dropshots :bolt:
Eveline's mental issues seem to go beyond winning 3-setters... She often has problems with converting matchpoints/setpoints + the way she lost that 5-1 lead yesterday was just awful to see :sad:
Let's hope she'll do well in the $25k's this year. I'm sure she can reach a QF or maybe even a SF in this category of tournaments :) Oh and a $10k win would be nice too :cool: Good luck :bounce:

~|Naomi|~
Feb 13th, 2005, 12:38 PM
Caroline:sad:

I knew she had a great shot in that match, shame she couldn't win it but from the score it seems she is starting to play better again.

Fieke
Feb 13th, 2005, 10:47 PM
Doubles qualifying:

D. Klemenschits (AUT)/S. Klemenschits (AUT) def. J. De Vries (BEL)/D. Feys (BEL) 8-5 :sad:
C. Curran (IER)/K. Kilsdonk (NED) def. V. Nemeth (HGR)/E. Van Hyfte (BEL) 8-3 :sad:


Doubles main draw:

C. Black (ZIM)/E. Callens (BEL) vs. L. Butkiewicz (BEL)/C. Maes (BEL)

Svennovitch
Feb 14th, 2005, 07:43 AM
Doubles main draw:

C. Black (ZIM)/E. Callens (BEL) vs. L. Butkiewicz (BEL)/C. Maes (BEL)

:rolleyes:

Brαm
Feb 14th, 2005, 12:27 PM
C. Black (ZIM)/E. Callens (BEL) beat L. Butkiewicz (BEL)/C. Maes (BEL) 6-3 6-1 :sad:

Leslie & Caroline fought so hard in the last game. Leslie really didn't want to lose :yeah:
6 matchpoints saved :worship:

Oh yeah: well done Els & Cara ;) :p
Good luck in the Qf!

Wimanna
Feb 14th, 2005, 12:29 PM
That's ball called out on BP at 6-3 *0-1 :mad: It could have made a different match
Good fight Leslie/Caro :)
Well done Els/Cara :)

Brαm
Feb 14th, 2005, 12:35 PM
Kim said "Caroline was playing her best tennis in years" on Saturday. That's really sweet ;) :angel:


Biberach:
Q1 (13) Meta Sevsek SLO beat Davinia Lobbinger BEL 6-3 6-1

Stijn
Feb 14th, 2005, 12:44 PM
That's ball called out on BP at 6-3 *0-1 :mad: It could have made a different match
Good fight Leslie/Caro :)
Well done Els/Cara :)
Nice to see Maes and Leslie on telly for once! Although television always adds 5 pounds :o They looked mucht thinner in real life :cool:

Oh well, nobody was expecting a win! They did their best :yeah:

Good luck in the next round, Els :)

Brαm
Feb 15th, 2005, 01:36 PM
I found some results from the "European Winter Cups" by Prince - whatever that might be :o

U16
Belgium vs GB 3-0
Caroline Stevens vs Naomi Cavaday 6-0 6-2
Julie Lamont vs Anna Fitzpatrick 6-4 6-7 0-6
Stevens/Masschelein vs Cavaday/Clarke 6-1 6-1

France vs Belgium 3-0
Noemie Scharle vs Caroline Stevens 6-4 6-3
Alize Cornet vs Julie Lamont 6-1 6-3
Bellicha/Cornet vs Lamont/Masschelen 6-4 6-2


U14
Belgium vs Latvia 2-1
Mikhaela Boev vs Lina Liliekite 6-2 6-4
Sofie Oyen vs Diana Bukayeva 3-6 0-6
Boev/Oyen vs Bukayeva/Liliekite 6-3 7-5

Belgium vs GB 0-3
Mikhaela Boev vs Hannah James 7-5 2-6 2-6
Alexia Marechal vs Laura Slater 1-6 1-6
Boev/Oyen vs James/Slater 2-6 0-6

Switzerland vs Belgium 2-1
Maria-Kristina Huba vs Mikhaela Boev 4-6 5-7
Muriel Wacker vs Alexia Marechal 6-2 7-5
Huba/Wacker vs Boev/Marechal 6-4 6-1

I've never heard of Mikhaela Boev and Alexia Marechal :confused: Are they Walloon?

tennisbelge
Feb 15th, 2005, 02:01 PM
I've never heard of Mikhaela Boev and Alexia Marechal :confused: Are they Walloon?

Alexia Maréchal is Walloon, from Liège.
Mikhaela Boev (sometimes it is written Boeva :confused: ) is coming from eastern Europe but plays for a flemish club (TC Madison, O Vl.)

Wimanna
Feb 15th, 2005, 08:14 PM
Kim def. Kostanic 6-2 6-3 :yippee:

Wimanna
Feb 15th, 2005, 09:09 PM
Did you know after the points from last year came off this was the Belgian Ranking???

15 Henin-Hardenne 1598
169 Flipkens 196.5
176 Callens 188
197 Clijsters 163 :eek:

But after her win today, Kim is at spot 166 adding 40 points :)

Svennovitch
Feb 15th, 2005, 11:17 PM
Did you know after the points from last year came off this was the Belgian Ranking???

15 Henin-Hardenne 1598
169 Flipkens 196.5
176 Callens 188
197 Clijsters 163 :eek:

But after her win today, Kim is at spot 166 adding 40 points :)

Kim virtueel vierde van België :eek:

per4ever
Feb 16th, 2005, 03:38 PM
Claudine Schaul - Els Callens 6-3 6-4 :bounce:

as a Claudinefan this is good news for me ofcourse ;)

nicky
Feb 16th, 2005, 03:46 PM
Claudine Schaul - Els Callens 6-3 6-4 :bounce:


:sad: Let's hope Els does well in doubles...

per4ever
Feb 16th, 2005, 04:20 PM
I think she and Cara are the favourites to win the doubles..

Brαm
Feb 16th, 2005, 05:29 PM
Claudine Schaul - Els Callens 6-3 6-4 :bounce:

as a Claudinefan this is good news for me ofcourse ;)
If this were a forum for Schaul the rest of us would be happy too.

Anyway it's not a surprise really :( Let's hope she does better in doubles... :awww:

Svennovitch
Feb 17th, 2005, 07:19 AM
as a Claudinefan this is good news for me ofcourse ;)

How very nobel of you :rolleyes: pfffft!!!!

The Crow
Feb 17th, 2005, 08:47 AM
Els :( But Claudine :D :p

Kim :D :D

Stijn
Feb 17th, 2005, 09:10 AM
Els :help:

Kim :hatoff:

ßcoene
Feb 17th, 2005, 10:33 PM
C. Black (ZIM)/E. Callens (BEL) def L. Dekmeijere (LET)/N. Miyagi (JPN): 6-1, 6-3 :)

Bart
Feb 18th, 2005, 08:52 PM
Antwerp:

QF: Venus Williams def. Kim Clijsters: 6-2 6-3

Brαm
Feb 19th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Kim :awww:

Portimao:
R1 LAURENDON (FRA) / SMOLENAKOVA (SVK) defeated BACQUET (FRA) / BAIJOT (BEL) 3-6 6-3 6-1
R1 NIKOIAN (ARM) / RODIONOVA (RUS) defeated CUTRONA (BEL) / SMITH (GBR) 6-3 6-4

ßcoene
Feb 19th, 2005, 03:29 PM
C. Black (ZIM)/E. Callens (BEL) def C. Dhenin (FRA)/G. Navratilova (CZE): 6-3, 6-2

Good luck in the final Els and Cara. :bounce:

~|Naomi|~
Feb 19th, 2005, 03:41 PM
Els:bounce:


Kim just needs more time and more matches that is all & it will all fall into place:) She had a great week:)

E. Blackadder
Feb 20th, 2005, 06:46 PM
Els wins 10th doubles title :D

(1) Black/Callens (ZIM/BEL) d. (2) Medina Garrigues/Safina (ESP/RUS) 36 64 64 :bounce:

stijntje
Feb 20th, 2005, 06:55 PM
well done Els!

you really deserve this!!

I'm so happy for you... ;););)

Stijn
Feb 20th, 2005, 10:56 PM
Way to go Els :bigclap:

Congratulations :cool: