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Missing_Hingis
Feb 8th, 2005, 03:01 AM
Claudine Schaul and Mandy Minelle both qualify to play maindraw.
Mandy will play her first career WTA maindraw match against Anna-Lena.
Anne Kremer lost last week to Jelena Dokic who lost to Anne in their last three H2H.

Missing_Hingis
Feb 8th, 2005, 05:46 PM
(2) Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) d. (Q) Mandy Minella (LUX) 63 64
It's unfortunate Mandy had to face Anna-Lena who reached a final just last week.
But qualifying for her first maindraw match is a great sign of many things to come.
Continue this up and I'm sure Mandy will be awarded with a wildcard for Luxembourg.

Duramont
Feb 10th, 2005, 10:35 AM
Claudine Schaul lost to Magdalena Maleeva with 6:7(4) 6:7(9) in first round of Open Gaz de France after showing a great fighting spirit.

In the first set Luxembourg's Claudine Schaul broke Magdalena Maleeva from Bulgaria to the beginning and hold this break until 4:3 than she got broken too :sad: and both players hold their serve game to the tiebreak which was won by Maleeva with 7:4! :o

The second set began very bad for Claudine who seemed to be mentally down after the narrow lost of the first set and got immediately broken in the first game although she was leading 40:0 ( :fiery: ). This pushed Maleeva who realized another break leading now 4:1 in the second.

But Claudine Schaul found back to her game played her best tennis and realized what certainly nobody of the spectators or the live supporters on the internet (like me :D ) expected; 4 games in a row and the lead of 5:4. She leads 30:15 in the serve game of the Bulgarian but unfortunately lost a long rally which she had dominated by a stupid unforced error and unfortunately Maleeva egalized to 5:5. :sad:
Soon there was the second tie brek in this match and Maleeva had the better start leading 5:3 but Claudine fighted to 5:5 saved three setballs in this tiebreak and finally had a deserved set ball by 7:6 but she wasted this big chance and so lost this match with 9:11 in a thrilling match with a very unhappy looser Claudine Schaul who certainly would have had a chance to win the match if she had made advantage of her set ball. :o :sad:

She showed to her fans that she is back after months of poor results and will realize more than one suprise this year. :D

Mandy Minella had very bad luck in her first maindraw match against Anna Lena Groenefeld to meet the second seed because there was another meeting between two qualifiers and with a possible victory in a Tier IV maindraw her dream to get a place in a qualification of a Grand Slam would have come nearer. She lost 3:6 4:6 to the upcoming German which is an acceptable result. ;) :p

PS: Next week Claudine Schaul and Anne Kremer will play the qualification to Antwerp in which Claudine is the second seed and thus there is a slight hope that she gets in a maindraw if some players withdraw. With a good quali draw Anne Kremer will certainly win her first match this year and qualify for this important event in the neighbour country. :D

Good luck Claudine, Anne and Mandy for the future! :wavey:

HectorMagnus
May 30th, 2005, 08:14 PM
time to occupy this thread :devil:

grass season starts and Anne (The Greatest Lady In The World Of Tennis) is ready to kick some players bum off the court and be one of the most successful players on the grass ;)

next stop: BIRMINGHAM :yeah: :drive:

HectorMagnus
May 30th, 2005, 08:16 PM
which means best of luck :hug:, fight :smooch: and get them all :devil:

Duramont
Jun 6th, 2005, 09:14 AM
Luxembourg at the Olympic Games of the small countries in Andorra 2005

Two years ago in Malta 2005 Luxembourg's tennis team won two gold medals (Claudine Schaul in singles and Schaul/Minella in doubles) and a silver medal (Mandy Minella in singles). This year the 19 year old Mandy Minella (WTA 269), the only professional WTA player at this competition, and the unranked 16 year old youngster Lynn Philippe were representing Luxembourg at the Olympic Games of the small states running from 30th May to 4th June 2005 in the Pyrenees country Andorra. :D

In the run up of these games it was clear that the FLT (Féderation Luxembourgeoise du Tennis/ Luxembourg's tennis federation) team was the clear favourite in the tennis competition although the two best players Claudine Schaul and Anne Kremer were absent due to their participation at Roland Garros.

All the results in an overall view:
Quarterfinals:
Mandy Minella (LUX) def. Johanna Hemmerle (LIE) 6:1 6:1
Lynn Philippe (LUX) def. Emilia Milovanovic (MON) 6:2 6:2

Semifinals:
Mandy Minella (LUX) def. Lisa Camenzulli (MAL) 6:1 6:0
Stephanie Vogt (LIE) def. Lynn Phillippe (LUX) 6:3 6:4

Final:
Mandy Minella (LUX) def. Stepanie Vogt (LIE) 6:3 6:3 (Gold medal)

Doubles Semifinal:

Minella/Philippe (LUX) def. Petursdottir/Sigurdardottir (ISL) 6:0 6:0

Doubles Final:

Minella/ Philippe (LUX) def. Hemmerle/Vogt (LIE) 6:2 6:2 (Gold medal)

Duramont
Jun 6th, 2005, 09:34 AM
:hearts: Picture Gallery from the event: :hearts:

The talented Mandy Minella who is in a good shape this year (increasing her ranking from 331 to 269) fulfilled without too much effort the "mission gold".

http://www.pressphoto.lu/images/mediumpics/200506031158391001.jpg
http://www.pressphoto.lu/images/mediumpics/200506031158391000.jpg
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http://www.pressphoto.lu/images/smallpics/200506031158111000.jpg
http://www.pressphoto.lu/images/mediumpics/200506031157561000.jpg

Lynn Philippe is certainly unknown to tennis experts; here are her pictures

http://www.pressphoto.lu/images/mediumpics/200506031157001000.jpg
http://www.pressphoto.lu/images/mediumpics/200506031156551001.jpg
http://www.pressphoto.lu/images/mediumpics/200506031156551000.jpg
http://www.pressphoto.lu/images/mediumpics/200506031156491000.jpg
http://www.pressphoto.lu/images/mediumpics/200506031156391000.jpg

HectorMagnus
Jun 6th, 2005, 06:53 PM
Anne :woohoo: :woohoo: :bounce:

I knew she would win it :lick:

congrats baby :smooch: and best of luck tomorrow :D, everything is possible just fight! ;)

Duramont
Jun 7th, 2005, 08:35 AM
Now let's desperate Sharapova, Anne! :bounce: :hehehe:

Imagine the many quality points you will get... :secret:

HectorMagnus
Jun 7th, 2005, 08:42 PM
well, well....:(

I thought that to play with Sharapova would bring one good thing: we would have some photos from match and I expected some nice photos of Anne.....

but hell, I expected unexpected.... :mad:

these stupid photographers can do nothing more thanis make photos only of one player :mad: :mad: :mad:

somebody should :armed: them.... :mad:


now I feel much better....:angel: ;)

anyway nice fight in first set Anne, it's not a tragedy or a shame to lose with Sharapova ;)

I'm looking forward to next tourney, hopefully with much better draw ;)

stay health and best of luck next time! :yeah: :hug:

Ellery
Jun 7th, 2005, 09:35 PM
Good luck at future tournament, Anne and Claudine!

Duramont
Jun 8th, 2005, 08:40 AM
well, well....:(

I thought that to play with Sharapova would bring one good thing: we would have some photos from match and I expected some nice photos of Anne.....

but hell, I expected unexpected.... :mad:

these stupid photographers can do nothing more thanis make photos only of one player :mad: :mad: :mad:

somebody should :armed: them.... :mad:


now I feel much better....:angel: ;)

anyway nice fight in first set Anne, it's not a tragedy or a shame to lose with Sharapova ;)

I'm looking forward to next tourney, hopefully with much better draw ;)

stay health and best of luck next time! :yeah: :hug:


Even my newspaper in Luxembourg posted a picture of... Maria Sharapova instead of Anne Kremer. :rolleyes: :tape:

By the way this Birmingham tournament is very mean considering points; Anne will receive only 13 points (9p + 4 Qp) for her first round victory. :sad:

I hope Anne will play the lower tournament next week in order to avoid the top players in early rounds and finally enter a quarterfinal or even a semifinal of a tournament. :p

HectorMagnus
Jun 8th, 2005, 10:57 AM
Even my newspaper in Luxembourg posted a picture of... Maria Sharapova instead of Anne Kremer. :rolleyes: :tape:

By the way this Birmingham tournament is very mean considering points; Anne will receive only 13 points (9p + 4 Qp) for her first round victory. :sad:

I hope Anne will play the lower tournament next week in order to avoid the top players in early rounds and finally enter a quarterfinal or even a semifinal of a tournament. :p

even newspapers in Luxembourg? :haha:....patriotic seems to me..... :o
:armed:

HectorMagnus
Jun 12th, 2005, 10:38 AM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

HectorMagnus
Jun 16th, 2005, 08:07 PM
Anne doing great in Eastbourne Cup, nice to see that she's ready for Wimbledon :bounce: :bounce:

allez Anne, beat them all! :p

Duramont
Jun 17th, 2005, 09:35 AM
:cool: Wimbledon 2005! :cool:

Nice draws for Anne Kremer and Claudine Schaul! :bounce: (Finally they have lucky draws at a Grand Slam :D )

Anne Kremer

First round: versus Abigail Spears (USA/69), a player who is in a slump actually (losing her last 4 matches) and isn't really a successful grass player- Anne Kremer can beat her for sure :D
Second round: versus Ai Sugiyama (JAP/25), on one hand a good grass player reaching Wimbledon quarters last year but on the other hand a player who is out of sorts in 2005 and in addition to that under pressure to defend so many points- she is beatable for Anne Kremer :p
Third round: Kim Clijsters (BEL/17), a very tough opponent who would probably bring Anne's Wimbledon road to an end (but Anne Kremer is leading Kim Clijsters 1:0 in the H2H 6:2 6:1 victory in 2001 :eek:)


Apart from the difficult third round Anne Kremer has a nice draw and she should be able to defend her third round from 2004. :D

:worship: Good luck Anne! :worship:


Claudine Schaul

First round: LL (Krajicek being injured); if Claudine plays like she did in the match against Klara Koukalova, she will zoom to round 2 for sure ;)
Second round: Nadia Petrova (RUS/8); a stubborn adversary, but Claudine could play free, without pressure :angel:

Finally a beatable opponent in first round for Claudine Schaul who has no points to defend at Wimbledon. :p

:bounce: Good luck Claudine! :bounce:

HectorMagnus
Jun 17th, 2005, 03:22 PM
:cool: Wimbledon 2005! :cool:

Nice draws for Anne Kremer and Claudine Schaul! :bounce: (Finally they have lucky draws at a Grand Slam :D )

Anne Kremer

First round: versus Abigail Spears (USA/69), a player who is in a slump actually (losing her last 4 matches) and isn't really a successful grass player- Anne Kremer can beat her for sure :D
Second round: versus Ai Sugiyama (JAP/25), on one hand a good grass player reaching Wimbledon quarters last year but on the other hand a player who is out of sorts in 2005 and in addition to that under pressure to defend so many points- she is beatable for Anne Kremer :p
Third round: Kim Clijsters (BEL/17), a very tough opponent who would probably bring Anne's Wimbledon road to an end (but Anne Kremer is leading Kim Clijsters 1:0 in the H2H 6:2 6:1 victory in 2001 :eek:)


Apart from the difficult third round Anne Kremer has a nice draw and she should be able to defend her third round from 2004. :D

:worship: Good luck Anne! :worship:


Claudine Schaul

First round: LL (Krajicek being injured); if Claudine plays like she did in the match against Klara Koukalova, she will zoom to round 2 for sure ;)
Second round: Nadia Petrova (RUS/8); a stubborn adversary, but Claudine could play free, without pressure :angel:

Finally a beatable opponent in first round for Claudine Schaul who has no points to defend at Wimbledon. :p

:bounce: Good luck Claudine! :bounce:


Claudine will play LL Beltrame who is definitely beatable


well, I see a one way traffic to 3rd round for Anne :drive: ;)

only one problem is if Spears is eager for revenge for Eastbourne Cup lost
yesterday, if she's.... :toothy:

Anne has strapped left thigh, hope nothing serious :hug:

HTE
Jun 17th, 2005, 07:23 PM
Good luck Claudi :)

Duramont
Jun 20th, 2005, 05:58 PM
Anne Kremer defeated Abigail Spears 6:0 2:6 6:2 :woohoo: :bowdown:

In second round of Wimbledon she will face the strong Roberta Vinci! :unsure: :scared:

Good luck Anne! You can beat her for sure! :hug: :smooch:



PS: If Claudine Schaul would win tomorrow against Beltrame then for the first time ever two Luxembourgish player would advance to the second round of a Grand Slam. :p

HectorMagnus
Jun 20th, 2005, 06:41 PM
http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/spezial/Fool/hb.gifhttp://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/spezial/Fool/hb.gifhttp://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/spezial/Fool/hb.gif


well done Anne http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/spezial/Fool/appl.gif

but I have to say that I was a bit scared ;)

good luck Claudine and make some historical memorial :p

HectorMagnus
Jun 20th, 2005, 07:47 PM
I can't find a single photo from that match :rolleyes: :(

HectorMagnus
Jun 21st, 2005, 07:29 PM
Claudine :o

really knocking on outside door.....:help:

what's wrong? :shrug: she's losing more and more..... :(

HectorMagnus
Jun 22nd, 2005, 08:45 AM
Am I the only one who think Anne will win today? ;)

allez Anne, allez sweetie :hearts:

bring me some money ;) :lick:

Duramont
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:21 AM
Allez Anne Kremer! :bounce:

Do your best against Roberta Vinci! :D



Claudine is getting deeper and deeper in the slump. I really ignore how she will come out of this dreadful shape. Perhaps a good break to regroup for the rest of the season would help. :sad: :sad:

HectorMagnus
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:25 PM
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :sobbing: :sobbing:

Duramont
Jul 5th, 2005, 09:15 AM
Anne Kremer (WTA/145) and Claudine Schaul (WTA/179) are going through difficult times actually ... there have been much better times for Luxembourg's tennis with Anne Kremer broking into Top 20 in 2002 and Claudine Schaul entering the Top 50 last year. :sad: :p


But there is still hope for better days because both players have Top 100 potential and aren't suffering from injuries actually. :angel:

So let's stay positive and it was a great delight for me to see the comeback of Anne Kremer's website: anne-kremer.lu (http://www.anne-kremer.lu/html/menu.htm)

A wonderful site dedicated to the best Luxembourgish player ever! I love these nice pictures on her website:

Little Anne Kremer: :kiss:
http://www.anne-kremer.lu/images/galerie/photo1.jpg
http://www.anne-kremer.lu/images/galerie/photo2.jpg
http://www.anne-kremer.lu/images/galerie/photo5.jpg
(in the last picture she was runner-up of the Junior Championships of Europe)

Anne Kremer with her second title trophy (Pattaya 2000) after Auckland 2000! :drool:
http://www.anne-kremer.lu/images/galerie/photo8.jpg

playing in Estoril
http://www.anne-kremer.lu/images/galerie/photo3.jpg

photoshooting
http://www.anne-kremer.lu/images/galerie/photo91.jpg

Anne Kremer in Luxembourg's Fedcup team of 1990
http://www.anne-kremer.lu/images/galerie/photo92.jpg

Anne Kremer playing Dokic in Wimbledon (her favourite tournament)
http://www.anne-kremer.lu/images/galerie/photo4.jpg

Anne Kremer in action
http://www.anne-kremer.lu/images/galerie/photo9.jpg
http://www.anne-kremer.lu/images/galerie/photo95.jpg
http://www.anne-kremer.lu/images/galerie/photo93.jpg
http://www.anne-kremer.lu/images/galerie/photo94.jpg

HectorMagnus
Jul 5th, 2005, 05:59 PM
:drool: :drool: :drool: thanks very much drimal :yeah:

these photos are great :hearts:

HectorMagnus
Jul 5th, 2005, 06:01 PM
photoshooting
http://www.anne-kremer.lu/images/galerie/photo91.jpg



and this one is :lick: :lick: :lick: wow :drool:

Duramont
Jul 11th, 2005, 05:46 PM
Two Luxembourgish players are playing in Vittel (50000), Mandy Minella in qualification and Claudine Schaul in the main draw.

Mandy Minella (LUX/257) beat Danica Krstajic (SCG/398) 6:1 6:2, Mailyne Andrieux (FRA/336) 6:2 7:5 and Andrea Benitez (ARG/399) 6:3 6:3 en route to the main draw where she is meeting top seeded ( :o ) Sandra Kloesel (GER/117)

Claudine Schaul (LUX/179) seeded 7 was eliminated with 1:6 0:6 ( :fiery: ) by Kaia Kanepi (EST/246)! :tape:

Claudine Schaul's slump is getting really embarrassing now and she needs another attitude on court in order to find back to former strength! :rolleyes:

HectorMagnus
Jul 17th, 2005, 12:00 PM
Anne playing in Cincinnati, time to show some good results ;) :bounce:

Duramont
Jul 18th, 2005, 12:22 PM
Anne playing in Cincinnati, time to show some good results ;) :bounce:

Anne Kremer (LUX/145) is playing Camille Pin (FRA/95) in first round.


Good luck Anne! :bounce: :kiss:

HectorMagnus
Jul 20th, 2005, 10:35 AM
it really can't be worse :help:

2005 season sucks.....I only hope that Anne isn't thinking about retirement....... :awww: :awww: :sobbing: :bigcry:

alibaby
Jul 20th, 2005, 10:56 AM
the only time i saw claudine play,was at s hertogenbosch vs mrs. navratilova.and she played pretty well,as i think!just sad,that mostly on tv,only the "big" girls are shown regularly!!i d love to see her play more often!but,either way:good luck claudi-baby!i will follow you more closely from now on!! :kiss:

Tennis_Passion
Aug 1st, 2005, 12:39 AM
Anne has now overtaken Claudine...:o.

HectorMagnus
Aug 2nd, 2005, 05:13 PM
Anne has now overtaken Claudine...:o.

she had less slump season :tape: :tape: :tape:

but the last Q1 loss 0 and 1 to Jidkova proves me wrong :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

still hope she can do better and will play at least one more season :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

HectorMagnus
Aug 7th, 2005, 08:00 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

new qualification but the same misery :bigcry:

:help:

per4ever
Aug 15th, 2005, 07:38 PM
On the 20th of august, Claudine will celebrate her 22nd birthday.

As a surprise we would like to give Claudine a card/booklet with texts from her fans.
We think she would appreciate the attention from her fans in this period where Claudine is searching for her best shape again.
The attention will be handed personally to Claudine on the US Open.

If you want to write something to Claudine for her birthday, please send your text to the following emailaddress: Administrator@claudineschaul.com (Administrator@claudineschaul.com)

You can write in english, french or german.

Cheers,
the Claudineschaul.com team

HTE
Aug 15th, 2005, 08:11 PM
On the 20th of august, Claudine will celebrate her 22nd birthday.

As a surprise we would like to give Claudine a card/booklet with texts from her fans.
We think she would appreciate the attention from her fans in this period where Claudine is searching for her best shape again.
The attention will be handed personally to Claudine on the US Open.

If you want to write something to Claudine for her birthday, please send your text to the following emailaddress: Administrator@claudineschaul.com (Administrator@claudineschaul.com)

You can write in english, french or german.


Cheers,
the Claudineschaul.com team

Nice touch, hopefully it will make Claudi happy :)

Duramont
Aug 17th, 2005, 01:36 PM
I'm back from my holidays! :wavey:

I'm very sad to see the slump of Anne and Claudine going on... :o :sad:

Season 2005 is becoming a disaster for Luxembourg's two leading players! :scared:


Fortunately there is Mandy Minella who has won her second ITF title, the 10K Gardone Val Trompia! Well done Mandy! :worship: :bounce:

HectorMagnus
Aug 19th, 2005, 09:33 AM
:armed: --) first in a row
:armed: --) second in a row

:armed: --) third in a row for Anne today????

come on, keep going ;)

HectorMagnus
Aug 20th, 2005, 06:26 AM
:armed: --) third in a row

only two more left ;)

Duramont
Aug 20th, 2005, 08:26 AM
Finally a brilliant week for Anne Kremer in Bronx (50k)! :worship:


1st round: Anne Kremer def Severine Beltrame (2) 3:6 6:0 6:1 :bounce:
2nd round: Anne Kremer def Nathalie Grandin (LL) 6:0 5:7 7:5 :bounce:
Quarterfinal: Anne Kremer def Angelika Bachmann (Q) 6:3 6:0 :bounce:

Next opponent: Sybille Bammer (AUT/104) Baggle her too, Anne! :angel:


Allez Anne! Take this title please! :worship:

Duramont
Aug 23rd, 2005, 09:58 AM
:armed: US OPEN (quali) :armed:

Claudine's part of draw:

Claudine Schaul (LUX) versus Delia Sescioreanu (ROM)
Adriana Barna (GER) versus Meilen Tu (USA/31)
Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP/8) versus Paula Garcia (ESP)
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) versus Cara Black (ZIM)

Schedule of play for today:
Court 7: 3d match

Good luck Claudine! :worship: :smooch:



Anne's part of draw

Anne Kremer (LUX) versus Matea Mezak (CRO)
Julia Cohen (USA) versus Yvonne Meusburger (AUT/26)
Marie-Eve Pelletier (CAN/14) versus Tara Snyder (USA)
Hanna Nooni (SWE) versus Lubomira Kurhajkova (SVK)

Schedule of play for today
Court 9: 5th match (last match of the day :( )

Good luck Anne! :worship: :smooch:

HectorMagnus
Aug 24th, 2005, 06:13 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Anne won 4 and 1 :D

several steps in front of her to qualify ;)

:yeah: keep going :hug:


pity that match was sooo late in the night, I was :zzz: :(


PS. Claudine :yeah:, great fight

Duramont
Aug 24th, 2005, 10:04 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Anne won 4 and 1 :D

several steps in front of her to qualify ;)

:yeah: keep going :hug:


pity that match was sooo late in the night, I was :zzz: :(


PS. Claudine :yeah:, great fight

Anne Kremer defeats Matea Mezak 6:4 6:1 :bowdown: :woohoo:
Now she will meet Yvonne Meusburger (AUT/26) actual WTA 133. A beatable opponent for Anne.:)

Claudine Schaul defeats Delia Sescioreanu with 5:7 7:5 7:6(6) :woohoo: :hug:
I followed the final set and I was impressed by her fighting spirit although it was a real crime; Claudine was leading 5:3*30:0 at Delia's serve and had even a MP but she couldn't convert it and soon the score was 5:5. Then again Claudine realized a break but lost her own serve game. In the tiebreak finally Claudine was up 6:4 having two MP but she wasted them this time as well. At the end Claudine Schaul won with 8:6 in the tiebreak and I hope that this victory showed her that t she can only win such matches with the right attitude on cour! :D
Now she will face up Meilen Tu (USA/31) actual number 142 of the world. She needs to be careful because local player Tu, former Top 50 player is a strong opponent. ;)

HectorMagnus
Aug 26th, 2005, 08:01 AM
yay, one more match to go :D


now last step to main draw ;)

Duramont
Aug 26th, 2005, 10:34 AM
2nd round quali results

Anne Kremer upset Yvonne Meusburger (AUT/26) 7:6(6) 6:0 :bounce:

Next opponent: Nathalie Grandin (RSA/WTA158) which Anne defeated last week in Bronx. :lick:

Claudine Schaul upset Meilen Tu (USA/319 4:6 6:2 6:2 :bounce:

Next opponent: Sandra Klösel (GER/WTA107), a beatable opponent for Claudine who showed nice improvements this week. :D

HectorMagnus
Aug 26th, 2005, 08:34 PM
Anne has already qualified :yeah: :banana:

great win after great fight :smooch:

Duramont
Aug 27th, 2005, 09:53 AM
Anne in main draw! :aparty: :woohoo: :yeah:

Now against Lisa Raymond! :)


Claudine lost in last quali round :crying2: :sobbing:

HectorMagnus
Aug 28th, 2005, 06:04 PM
good luck Anne, you can do more than one round there ;)

:smooch: show her some nice shots, solid serve and fighting spirit :yeah:

Duramont
Aug 29th, 2005, 09:42 AM
Good luck Anne Kremer! :bigclap: :bowdown:

The last time you "survived" first round of US Open was in... :scratch: 2000.
So big opportunity today to move into second round again! :secret:

HectorMagnus
Aug 29th, 2005, 12:12 PM
Good luck Anne Kremer! :bigclap: :bowdown:

The last time you "survived" first round of US Open was in... :scratch: 2000.
So big opportunity today to move into second round again! :secret:


all depends on aspect of view, last time Lisa played solid match in singles was 2000 BC ;)

everything else than Anne's victory would be a dissapointement for me cause Anne's result lately are :drool:

well, wait and see and support today as well, nothing else in front of us :yeah:

HectorMagnus
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:09 PM
should have won that match, what a waste of opportunities



I'm really pissed, she definitely had a chance :o


right now it's even worse with the 2nd round match up against Schruff......:help:

why? :banghead: :why? :banghead:

Duramont
Aug 30th, 2005, 09:10 AM
:bigcry: :bigcry:

Duramont
Sep 12th, 2005, 10:08 AM
Claudine Schaul reached quarterfinal of Denain (75k)!

1st round: Claudine Schaul def. Mathilde Johansson 5:7 1:1 :bounce:
2nd round: Claudine Schaul def. Sabine Klaschka (5) 6:3 7:5 :bounce:
QF: Claudine Schaul lost to Aranxta Parra Santonja 0:6 4:6 :sad:


Good week from Claudine! :kiss:

HectorMagnus
Sep 14th, 2005, 02:20 PM
:ras: :ras: at that challenger......

you can do better Anne :(

HectorMagnus
Sep 26th, 2005, 12:02 PM
Anne against Dinara in first round :ras: :ras:

not a good draw at all :ras:

but at least I found a beautiful photo on tournament page :nerner:

HectorMagnus
Sep 28th, 2005, 10:21 AM
:ras: but nice fight Anne :yeah:

Duramont
Sep 28th, 2005, 10:35 AM
Especially the first set was impressive. She was down a break twice but fought back. :D

At the end Dinara Safina was stronger and deserves the 7:5 6:2 victory. :sad: :sad:

Anne has shown that she is still a serious opponent for Top 100 players! ;)

HectorMagnus
Sep 28th, 2005, 07:00 PM
that doubles match is not going to be counted......

Duramont
Sep 28th, 2005, 08:07 PM
Bye bye Luxembourgers! :wavey: :bigcry:

Anne Kremer/Kirsten Flipkens lost with 0:6 1:6 to Francesca Schiavone/Kveta Peschke :shrug: :help:

One of the most disappointing tournaments in Luxembourg is coming to an end for local players. :sad:

First of all Mandy Minella withdraw from the tournament and thus the young and unexpected Lynn Philippe received a quali WC losing with 4:6 4:6 to Andreja Klepac.

Claudine Schaul got another humiliation losing 1:6 0:6 to Sandra Klösel

Anne Kremer had a bad draw by meeting Dinara Safina in first draw and thus lost in a good match with 5:7 2:6.

All in all the Fortis Champions, first Tier II of Luxembourg, showed the actual dreadful situation in Luxembourg's tennis with Anne Kremer and Claudine Schaul well ouside Top 100! :sad:


2006 can only be better! ;)

Duramont
Sep 29th, 2005, 03:01 PM
:hearts: Many pics of Anne Kremer versus Dinara Safina! :hearts:

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Duramont
Sep 29th, 2005, 03:03 PM
:lick: more pics :lick:
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Duramont
Sep 30th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Both Claudine and Anne are playing in my second favourite tournament (after Luxembourg :p ) in Filderstadt! :kiss:

Claudine Schaul versus Karolina Sprem
Anne Kremer versus Samantha Stosur

HectorMagnus
Oct 2nd, 2005, 05:32 PM
2 matches in one day is enough....

anyway, it was pretty one sided match against Woerle and 2 and 2 isn't really good.... :sad:

Duramont
Oct 2nd, 2005, 05:41 PM
The usual procedure every week, Claudine out :help: , Anne out! :help:

Last year Luxembourg had 2 top 100 players ... and now they can't even win some quali matches. :tape:

If this slump doesn't end soon there will be no Luxembourgish player in the top 200. :fiery: (Anne will lose 55 points this week from Seoul semis and Claudine has some points to defend too! :sad: )

Anne and Claudine are far away from the ranking they belong and it will be a very hard way to return into Top 100. :sad:

Hachiko
Oct 3rd, 2005, 04:44 AM
http://www.pressphoto.lu/images/smallpics/200507021817171000.jpg

I think this is a pic of Mandy at Luxembourg this week. I could be wrong.

Duramont
Oct 6th, 2005, 09:22 AM
http://www.pressphoto.lu/images/smallpics/200507021817171000.jpg

I think this is a pic of Mandy at Luxembourg this week. I could be wrong.
Nope Mandy Minella didn't play Luxembourg this year! :sad: :shrug:

Hachiko
Oct 7th, 2005, 02:39 AM
I know, lol, but I think she was still there?

Tenisci
Oct 11th, 2005, 11:52 AM
Mandy Minella is playing in Istanbul. It is certain :)

Hachiko
Oct 12th, 2005, 06:25 AM
Oh, ok, well I found it on the website where it said it was taken at the tournament this year. Not sure when it was then.

HectorMagnus
Oct 17th, 2005, 08:28 AM
Happy birthday Anne, best wishes :smooch: :smooch: :bcake:

Duramont
Oct 17th, 2005, 02:20 PM
Happy birthday Anne! :aparty: :bdaycake:

Duramont
Oct 22nd, 2005, 12:30 PM
Quali Draw of Hasselt

(1)Camille Pin v Olga Savchuk
Eva Hrdinova v Neha Uberoi

Stephanie Dubois v Anne Kremer
(7)Galina Voskoboeva v Claudine Schaul

(2)Maret Ani v Ekaterina Dzehalevich
Anastasia Rodionova v Mandy Minella

Tatiana Poutchek v Caroline Maes
(8)Shikha Uberoi v (wc)Davinia Lobbinger

(3)Severine Bremond v Agnes Szavay
Danica Krstajic v (wc)Eveline VanHyfte

Matilde Munoz-Gonzalves v (wc)Leslie Butkiewicz
(6)Meilen Tu v Sandra Kleinova

(4)Martina Muller v Aravane Rezai
Vanessa Henke v Magdalena Rybarikova

Lubomira Kurhajcova v (wc)Debbrich Feys
(5)Kaia Kanepi v Yevgenia Savransky

All three players of Luxembourg are involved in the qualification for the WTA tournament in Hasselt. :D

Possible first ever match-up between two Luxembourgish players on WTA tour in second quali round! :angel:

HectorMagnus
Oct 22nd, 2005, 04:38 PM
allez Anne, kick Claudine's bum ;) :nerner:

Duramont
Oct 22nd, 2005, 09:21 PM
Claudine Schaul defeats Galina Voskoboeva 6:3 6:1 :bounce:
Anne Kremer defeats Stephanie Dubois 6:1 6:3 :bounce:
Mandy Minella defeats Anastassia Rodionova 6:1 6:4 :bounce:

Now Claudine versus Anne :bolt: (may the best win :lick: )

Hachiko
Oct 23rd, 2005, 09:22 AM
Mandy. :yeah:.

HectorMagnus
Oct 23rd, 2005, 10:56 AM
one more Anne, only one more :smooch:

sorry Claudine :hug:

Duramont
Oct 23rd, 2005, 05:37 PM
Anne Kremer defeats Claudine Schaul 6:2 7:5 :woohoo:

but Claudine :sad: :hug:

Mandy Minella defeats Sami Medjahdi 6:4 7:5 :banana: :rocker2:

In the final quali round Anne will meet Olga Savchuk (156):D (beatable opponent but Anne shouldn't underestimate the one who beat Flavia Pennetta earlier in 2005 :p )

Mandy will meet Shikha Uberoi (149) :D (100 places before Mandy but in the actual shape she can beat her ;) )

Two Luxembourgish players could ( :angel: ) reach the main draw of a Tier III tomorrow! Good luck to Anne and Mandy! :worship:

Tennace
Oct 23rd, 2005, 06:37 PM
WTG Mandy on both wins!!!!! QUALIFY!!

Duramont
Oct 24th, 2005, 06:55 PM
Mandy Minella reached main draw by defeating Shikha Uberoi 6:2 6:7 7:5 :woohoo: :yeah:

Now she will meet Roberta Vinci! Kick her ass Mandy and come closer to Top 200! :bounce:

Anne Kremer lost to Olga Savchuk 3:6 6:7 :bigcry: :crying2:

Now Anne Kremer is again Luxembourg's number 1 and I really hope that this will be motivation enough for Claudine and Anne to show decent results in the next tournaments. :angel:

Zoltan83
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:49 PM
I hope Mandy could do some good result in the main draw in Hasselt :bounce:

Duramont
Oct 26th, 2005, 07:12 PM
Mandy Minella lost 4:6 2:6 against Roberta Vinci and I'm satisfied that she won 6 games against a Top 50 player. ;)

Now Mandy needs to be more consistent because she has shown us this week that she can beat players from Top 150 (but she often loses in QF of 25k :o ). She has even a slight chance to reach Australian Open quali which would be really nice. :D

I guess Mandy Minella will climb up the rankings like this: around 160 (end 2006), around 120 (end 2007) and breaking in Top 100 during 2008. :angel:

Zoltan83
Oct 26th, 2005, 09:16 PM
We can hope that she'll climb up the rankings quicker than your prevision :)

Duramont
Oct 27th, 2005, 01:36 PM
We can hope that she'll climb up the rankings quicker than your prevision :)

Hmm, yes!:lol:

Hopefully top 100 in 2007! :angel:

Duramont
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:56 PM
Here's a very interesting questionnaire to Claudine Schaul published in the newspaper Luxemburger Wort from 20th August:

Claudine Schaul


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First and last name: Claudine Schaul
Birthday: 20th August 1983
Place of residence: Garnich (LUxembourg)
Job: Tennis player
Sport: Tennis

What is the worst tragedy for you?
To lose a beloved friend.

Where do you want to live?
In Luxembourg, because there are many people here, which mean a lot to me.

What is the absolute happiness for you?
To be healthy and share one's luck with others.

What was your biggest success in tennis?
The win of the WTA tournament in Strasbourg against Davenport.

What kind of mistakes do you excuse the first?
Mistakes which hide good intentions.

What is your favourite hero in romans?
I don't have any.

What is your favourite figure in history?
Martine Luther King

What is your favourite painter?
Miro

What kind of features do you like the most for a man?
Honesty, humour, helpfulness.

What kind of features do you like the most for a woman?
Features I value most are the same, never mind if it is a man or a woman.

What is your favourite virtue?
Dependabilty.

What is your favourite activity?
Dreaming.

Who or what would you like to be?
A boy (as I was between three and eight years old) but now I'm happy that this wish hasn't become true.

What sport would you like to try?
Paragliding.

What is your main characteristic?
Ambition, insistence.

What is your biggest mistake?
Impatience, perfectionism.

What is your favourite colour?
Blue.

What is your favourite flower?
Sunflower.

What is your favourite author?
Marc Levy.

What are your heros in real life?
Everybody who is helping people who needs help.

What is your favourite name?
Noah.

What do you abhor the most?
Egoism, hypocrisis, craftiness, jealousy.

What kind of sport do you like not at all?
Golf.

What figure in history do you abhor the most?
Hitler, Hussein.

What kind of natural gift would you like to have?
Healing power.

What is your motto?
A mistake helps you to improve yourself, you can use every relapse in order to go even further- you can only achieve maximum by standing up and by looking forwards.

Duramont
Oct 27th, 2005, 04:37 PM
Here's a very interesting questionnaire of Mandy Minella published in the newspaper Luxemburger Wort on last Saturday:

Mandy Minella

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First and last name: Mandy Minella
Birthday: 20th November 1985
Place of residence: Esch/Alzette (Luxembourg)
Job: Tennis player
Sport: Tennis

What is the worst tragedy for you?
The misfortune in general.

Where do you want to live?
In Esch/Alzette or in Italy on the sea.

What is the absolute happiness for you?
The love.

What was your biggest success in tennis?
I'm still awaiting my biggest success.

What kind of mistakes do you excuse the first?
Those which want happen again.

What is your favourite hero in romans?
none

What is your favourite figure in history?
Nelson Mandela

What is your favourite painter?
Miro

What kind of features do you like the most for a man?
Honesty

What kind of features do you like the most for a woman?
Honesty

What is your favourite activity?
to phone

What sport would you like to try?
Paragliding.

What is your main characteristic?
Dynamic.


What is your favourite colour?
Light blue.

What is your favourite flower?
Sunflower.

What is your favourite author?
Paolo Coelho, Nicolas Sparks, Marc Levy.

What are your heros in real life?
My family.

What is your favourite name?
Noah.

What do you abhor the most?
Spiders.

What kind of sport do you like not at all?
Golf.


What kind of natural gift would you like to have?
Flying.

What is your motto?
After the rain, the sunshine.

HectorMagnus
Oct 27th, 2005, 05:19 PM
all people in LUX seems to be in love with sunflowers.....:rolls:


thanks for articles :yeah:

Zoltan83
Oct 27th, 2005, 10:19 PM
Thanks for articles Drimal.

Duramont
Oct 28th, 2005, 06:18 PM
Anne Kremer 1992 , Claudine Schaul 1999, Mandy Minella 2002 and now Lynn Philippe 2005.

Lynn Philippe

Birthday: 2.12.1988

Lynn Philippe is the fourth player of Luxembourg to make her appearance next week in the WTA rankings! :worship:

The past two weeks Lynn Philippe finally won her first ranking points:

ITF 10000 Porto Santo II

1r Lynn PHILIPPE LUX def Diana ERIKSSON SWE 6:1 7:6
2r Natalia ORLOVA RUS d. Lynn PHILIPPE LUX 16 60 75

ITF 10000 Porto Santo III

1r Lynn PHILIPPE LUX def.(8) Linda SMOLENAKOVA SVK 6:1 6:4
2r Hannah Kuervers d. Lynn Philippe 61 63



Porto Santo ($10,000 - Portugal) Oct 23 2005
2 N Orlova-Q - L Philippe 1-6 6-0 7-5
1 L Philippe - D Eriksson-Q 7-60 6-1

Porto Santo ($10,000 - Portugal) Oct 16 2005
1 C Ewijk - L Philippe 6-2 6-4

Former results:


Luxembourg Oct 2 2005
Qual 1 A Klepac - L Philippe-WC 6-4 6-4

Bielefeld ($10,000 - Germany) Aug 28 2005
Qual 2 C Kuleszka - L Philippe 3-6 6-3 6-4
Qual 1 L Philippe bye

Koksijde ($10,000 - Belgium) Aug 21 2005
Qual 2 M Koek - L Philippe 6-4 2-6 6-3
Qual 1 L Philippe - N Urotadze(7) 6-4 6-4

Rebecq ($10,000 - Belgium) Aug 14 2005
Qual 2 A Caffa - L Philippe 1-6 7-5 6-2
Qual 1 L Philippe bye

Portimao ($10,000 - Portugal) Feb 20 2005
Qual 3 K Mraz - L Philippe 6-3 6-0
Qual 2 L Philippe - A Rodionova 6-1 5-7 6-4
Qual 1 L Philippe bye

Montechoro ($10,000 - Portugal) Feb 13 2005
Qual 1 K Mraz - L Philippe 7-63 6-2

Luxembourg Oct 31 2004
Qual 1 E Laine - L Philippe-WC 6-3 6-2

Rebecq ($10,000 - Belgium) Aug 8 2004
Qual 3 L Doutrelant - L Philippe 6-4 4-6 6-1
Qual 2 L Philippe - T Cutrona 6-0 7-63
Qual 1 L Philippe bye

Petange ($25,000 - Luxembourg) Aug 1 2004
1 E Tamaela(1) - L Philippe 6-4 6-0

Petange ($10,000 - Luxembourg) Aug 3 2003
Qual 2 K Hogendoorn(14) - L Philippe-WC 4-6 6-4 6-1
Qual 1 L Philippe-WC - J Paetow 2-6 6-4 6-4

Junior career:

Jul 2005 G18 Sgles Quarterfinalist, BMW Open, Luxembourg, ITF G2
Jun 2005 G18 Sgles Finalist, Biesterbos Open, Castricum, Netherlands, ITF G2
Jan 2005 G18 Sgles Quarterfinalist, Wilson Classic, Bergheim, AUT, ITF G4
Jan 2005 G18 Dbles Quarterfinalist (with Maite Molling LUX), Wilson Classic, Bergheim, AUT, ITF G4
Dec 2004 G18 Sgles Semifinalist, Heiveld Flanders Indoor, BEL, ITF G5
Dec 2004 G18 Dbles Semifinalist (with Maite Molling LUX), Heiveld Flanders Indoor, BEL, ITF G5
Nov 2004 G18 Sgles Quarterfinalist, TATS Open, Tampere, FIN, ITF G4
Jul 2004 G18 Sgles Quarterfinalist, Leeuwenbergh Open, NED, ITF G4
Jul 2004 G18 Dbles Quarterfinalist (with Maite Molling LUX), Leeuwenbergh Open, NED, ITF G4
Jan 2004 G18 Sgles Semifinalist, Vasteras Int'l, Vasteras, SWE, ITF G4
Jan 2004 G18 Dbles Semifinalist (with Maite Molling LUX), Vasteras Int'l, Vasteras, SWE, ITF G4
Jan 2004 G18 Dbles Semifinalist (with Maite Molling LUX), Salk Open, SWE, ITF G4
Nov 2003 G18 Sgles Quarterfinalist, TATS Open, Tampere, FIN, ITF G4
Aug 2003 G18 Sgles Quarterfinalist, Leeuwenbergh Open, NED, ITF G4
Jul 2003 G18 Sgles Quarterfinalist, Int'l Flower Bulb, Hillegom, NED, ITF G5
Jul 2003 G18 Dbles Quarterfinalist (with Maite Molling LUX), Int'l Flower Bulb, Hillegom, NED, ITF G5
May 2003 G16 Dbles Finalist (with Maite Molling LUX), Galeja Open, Maribor, SLO, ETA C2
May 2003 G16 Sgles Finalist, Galeja Open, Maribor, SLO, ETA C2


Pictures of the 16 year old Lynn Philippe:

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http://cache.wtnphotos.com/500/Lynn7.jpg

Hachiko
Nov 1st, 2005, 06:49 AM
Mandy sure is gorgeous. Thanks for the interviews!

Duramont
Nov 3rd, 2005, 09:31 AM
Pictures of famliy members of Lux stars! :kiss:

Claudine Schaul with her parents with her parents Marguy and John Schaul :drool:
http://www.pressphoto.lu/images/mediumpics/200212152007571000.jpg

Claudine's brother Pascal Schaul played some matches for Luxembourg at Daviscup W-L 8-6
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Anne Kremer's younger brother Gilles Kremer: he is a nice talented player and played some Challenger tournaments but retired last year due to the lack of support. He did really well at the Daviscup defeating Morocco's top 400 player in three straight sets.
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Pascal Schaul and Gilles Kremer
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Anne and Gilles Kremer in one picture:
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HectorMagnus
Nov 3rd, 2005, 12:27 PM
Anne :drool: :hearts:


thanks for pics :yeah:

anyway I think Gilles played some challenger not long ago :scratch: in US....

hope he'll follow his sister and be as good as she is....;)

Duramont
Nov 7th, 2005, 07:20 PM
Claudine Schaul in third quali round of Pittsburgh (75k)
defeating Corry-Ann Avants 6:4 6:1 and Alison Riske (WC) 6:3 4:6 6:3
Next opponent: Tatiana Poutchek. Good luck Claudine! :worship:

Anne Kremer lost in first quali round in straight sets to Vasilisa Bardina :fiery: :o (What's up with her lately? :confused: :sad: )

Zoltan83
Nov 8th, 2005, 10:35 PM
She won 6-0 7-6 and reached the main draw :bounce:

HectorMagnus
Nov 9th, 2005, 09:02 AM
Anne :sobbing:

what's that? :sad:

Foot's Fingers
Nov 9th, 2005, 09:32 AM
Thnks for interesting info abt LUX players ;)

And congrats to all fans with the fact of 4 players have a rank ;)

Duramont
Nov 10th, 2005, 01:28 PM
Claudine Schaul continues to do well at Pittsbourgh (75k) defeating Usbek Varvara Lepchenko with 6:4 6:1 :woohoo: :hug: (although she was down 1:4 in the first set! :worship: )

4 victories in a row, a rarity this season for Claudine! :D
Next opponent will be Vania King (WC) who defeated Sibylle Bammer.

Go Claudine be the Queen in the match against King :rolls: :yeah:


Mandy Minella is playing Toronto (25k) and has survived the first round by defeating Sarah Riske 6:2 2:6 7:6. :banana:

Go Mandy! Win some important points in order to play Aussi Open quali! :lick:

Duramont
Nov 11th, 2005, 11:34 AM
Claudine Schaul def. Vania King 5:7 6:4 6:1 :woohoo:

Now in quarters of Pittsburgh (75K) after 5 victories in a row! :worship:

Mandy Minella(LUX) def. Ana Vrljic(CRO) 6-4, 7-6(7) :woohoo:

Adavances to quarters of Toronto (25k). :bounce:

Zoltan83
Nov 11th, 2005, 01:26 PM
:aparty: Verry good results for Schaul et Minella!

Tennace
Nov 11th, 2005, 09:17 PM
Yay Mandy!

Duramont
Nov 30th, 2005, 07:11 AM
I post here a great article of Claudine from Luxemburger Wort looking back at her most beautiful successes, her feelings during her slump and her new ambitious with her new coach! :worship:
It took me two hours to translate the whole article from German to English but it was worth it. I have furthermore scanned two pics accompanying this great article about nice Claudine Schaul! Enjoy! :wavey: :kiss:

Ambitious Claudine Schaul wants back into Top 100!
With new self confidence in season 2006!


After a difficult season, Claudine Schaul would like to attack again in the upcoming year in order to enter the Top 100 again.

In the year 1998, the woman from Garnich served for the first time in an ITF-tournament, in Denain (FRA). A year later the talented Luxembourgian stood in two semifinals in Challenger-tournaments and appeared on the 30 August for the first time, as number 718 in the WTA world rankings. At the Seat Open 2000 in Kockelscheuer, 1.69 meter tall player celebrated its premiere in a WTA tournament. The first participation in a qualification of a Grand Slam in Wimbledon followed in 2001. The upwards trend continued and in the following twelve months, she decided the Challenger-tournaments in Petingen (LUX) and Vaihingen (GER) to her favours.

A successful career developed itself. At the US Open 2003 Claudine Schaul was standing in the main draw and surprised in the first round by beating Anna Smashnova (17 of the world at the time). Due to her third round, her best result in a Grand Slam, the right handed advanced on place 75 of the world rankings. In 2004, the large breakthrough seemed to happen. At the „Internationaux de Strasbourg“ Schaul won her first title by beating nobody else than the current number one of the world, Lindsay Davenport (USA) in the final, jump up to career high rank 41.

A lot of pressure

The past season wasn’t optimal at all for the player of the TC Arquebusiers. The defeats heaped and the disappointment was large too. The 22-year-old divides the dreadful season in three phases. At the beginning of the year, it wasn’t running promising for the young player of Garnich. The youngest Indoor-country master of all times had many points to defend and the pressure was weighting on her shoulders. A year after the tournament victory in Strasbourg, Schaul was in a slump and gave away many world rankings places
„Subsequently it should have gone better, because the pressure faded, however one does not come out of such a, hole‘ from today on tomorrow.“From the qualification to the US Open onwards she performed a lot better:„I didn’t play good tennis to be honest, but I nevertheless fought, could win again two games in a row and gave myself confidence again. It was important to play again several games in the so called challenger tournaments. I played the best tournament of the year in Pittsburgh where I reached the quarterfinal. This was a successful year end and that made me courage for the future.“
On the sporting downward trend, the separation of her coach Norbert Palmier followed in March. First of all the player from Garnich believed , the Frenchman could help her to get out of her slump, but then the collaboration worked out no longer: „I believed firmly that we could come together out of the crisis and many people think, I should have separate earlier from Palmier. I don’t think so and believe to have met the decision in the correct moment.”

New coach

While as Norbert Palmier tried to change her game a bit, the new coach Simon Walsh would not like to shift the game, but rather file at its qualities. Walsh should arrange it now and lead Schaul back to where she had been already once. „Palmier wanted to diminish my mistake quota and wanted to give my game more security.
Thus my game became more defensive and I acted no longer with pressure. Walsh would like to retain to my natural type of play. I should continue acting aggressively and try furthermore to dominate the game.“
Claudine Schaul has already worked on her serve, that is often criticized,: „I have practiced serve games an hour per day a week. I have to work regularly on that now, so that my service isn’t only the start of a rally, but rather a weapon, with which I can get the control over the game, to point subsequently.“
Schaul obligated with Walsh a coach whom she knew for some time before. At the US Open as well as the tournament in New Haven in the year 2003 the Australian had looked after the Luxembourger already. „At that time I have worked only three weeks with Simon and nevertheless he was able to give me some good advices. We have the same ideas and are lying on a wave length. I had a good feeling and knew that the collaboration actually would have to work out. It was simpler to obligate a trainer, who I know than living in uncertainty.“ The former number 41 of the world denies the rumors, that she wanted to retire, vehemently: „if it does not run so well, during a period one thinks certainly over many scenarios. I however never thought of retiring, because I spent my entire life with tennis and it made me pleasure.“
Claudine Schaul found courage by thinking at the past, in which she proved, that she knew how to play great tennis.
As many athletes in difficult phases also Schaul sought advice at a psychologist,
who mentally should help her: „You must be convinced that someone can help you. This person gives you only the means, the impulse has to come from yourself.“

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Important phases

Only mental training isn’t helping : „There are phases in which one needs different methods. Now a training phase is forthcoming. The next five weeks will be decisive for the upcoming season, because during the season, one has not much time to shift around something at its game“, so the ambitious athlete of the year 2003. If she would have prepared herself for the upcoming season rather in Luxembourg, Claudine Schaul sees many advantages to travel prematurely to Australia: „We have optimal prerequisites there. A condition trainer is on the spot, we do not need to set ourselves shortly before the tournaments to the climate and the time difference and this saves me the transposition between open air and indoor courts , what caused me previously always problems.. I would like to train where the best conditions are ruling
for my tennis and my season.“ It is the first time that Claudine Schaul ventures this step and the Luxembourgian tries everything to improve her shape.. After the training units, follow three tournaments in Australia (Gold Coast, Canberra as well as the Australian Open). After that Paris and Antwerp should follow, depending how the WTA ranking looks like. „One has to look then whether it is better to start in main draws of little tournament or in the qualification of big tournaments. That has to be decided first to the respective moment.

Overall the level in the women tennis field has improved , explains Claudine Schaul: „There are the top 15, that drop itself more or fewer ahead. Behind there are many players who stand on one level are following. This is especially noticeable in the challenger-tournaments where each game represents a high hurdle. Moreover there are many younger players who have established in the field.“
As by January 2006 there are no more quality points in WTA-tournaments. Previously the players, who won against an opponent who was better placed in the world rankings, were rewarded, with such bonus points.
To enter top 100 again, is a first goal for the coming season. After that Claudine Schaul, who is actually on position169, would like to get back to her high ranking (Top 50),: „this time I would like to remain also over a longer period on a front position“, noticed the ambitious Luxemburger.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d18/drimal_/tennis/schaulator2.jpg

PS: Her former coach Norbert Palmier is now coaching Luxembourg's number 1 in men tennis Gilles Muller (the guy who destroyed Andy Roddick at US Open in first round :devil: ).

HectorMagnus
Nov 30th, 2005, 01:01 PM
cool article, thanks for it :yeah:

Duramont
Dec 30th, 2005, 12:08 PM
:rocker: Mission Top 100 begins in Auckland (NZ) for Claudine and Anne! :rocker:

Claudine's part of quali draw:

(1)Jelena Kostanic vs. Barbora Strycova
Nathalie Grandin vs. Kristina Barrois
Claudine Schaul vs. (WC) Shona Lee
(6) Ashley Harkleroad vs. Agnes Szavay

Easy first round but threat in second round with Harkleroad. ;)
Good luck Claudine! :worship:

Anne Kremer's part of quali draw:

(2) Severine Bremond vs. Anne Kremer
Abigail Spears vs. Yaroslava Shvedova
Kathrin Wörle vs. Marie-Eve Pelletier
(8) Camille Pin vs. Mariya Koryttseva

Bad draw for Anne who has to face up second seeded Bremond! :(
Good luck Anne! :worship:

Duramont
Jan 2nd, 2006, 08:11 AM
Anne Kremer reached main draw of Auckland :woohoo: :woohoo:

she defeated:
Q1 Severine Bremond 6:3 6:3 :worship:
Q2 Yaroslava Shvedova 6:1 3:6 6:4 :worship:
Q3 Mariya Korittseva 6:2 3:6 6:3 :worship:

Now she will meet Vera Douchevina! :D
Good luck Anne! :kiss:

Anne likes the event and won her first WTA title here in 2000! :bounce:

Claudine lost in second quali round to Ashley Harkleroad (1:6 3:6) after defeating Shona Lee 6:1 7:5. :sad:

HectorMagnus
Jan 3rd, 2006, 04:39 PM
:rocker: good start for Anne

I hope it will continue ;)

allez baby :bounce: :bounce: :rocker:

Duramont
Jan 5th, 2006, 03:37 PM
Next stop on the road to the Australian Open is Hobart (Anne) and Canberra (Claudine)! :drive:

Anne Kremer will meet in first round quali Julie Ditty, a low ranked American player :worship:

She has a nice draw with Martina Muller in the last round and she is definitely beatable for Anne; thus everything else than the qualification would be a disapointment for Luxembourg's number 1. ;) Good luck Anne! :bounce:

Claudine Schaul took the wrong choice in my eyes by playing in Canberra (the Australian capital) looking at the rather easy quali draw in Hobart. ;)
Claudine has a tough first round opponent: 4th seeded Varvara Lepchenko but Claudine beat her recently in Pittsburgh with 6:4 6:1 and I am confident that she can win again. Good luck Claudine! :bounce:

Hope Claudine will play doubles with Jarmila Gajdosova which is her best friend on tour and a really good player. :)

Duramont
Jan 8th, 2006, 01:13 PM
After a nice victory over Varvara Lepchenko (4) Claudine lost in Q 2 of Canberra to Horiastopoulos (WC). :sad: :o

The season 2006 isn't starting good for Claudine and I really hope that she'll get it together for the Australian Open. :(

Anne Kremer walked through the quali of Hobart without losing a set (Claudine should have played Hobart quali too :shout: ):

Q1: Anne Kremer def. Julie Ditty 6:4 6:4 :worship:
Q2: Anne Kremer def. Pauline Parmentier 6:4 6:1 :worship:
Q3: Anne Kremer def. Anne Keothavong 6:4 6:1 :worship:

In main draw there were four possible opponents: Bremond (easy), Santangelo (easy), Brandi (beatable) and Koukalova (2) (tough).

As usual Anne got the toughest opponent Klara Koukalova (2) and I'm really angry about the bad luck again after last week's main draw opponent Vera Douchevina. :fiery:

Good luck Anne! It's about time for a Top 50 victory. :bounce:

HTE
Jan 8th, 2006, 01:22 PM
tb Claudi :sad:

Better luck in Melbourne :)

HectorMagnus
Jan 9th, 2006, 06:23 AM
:rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker: :rocker:



way to go! ;)

Duramont
Jan 9th, 2006, 08:20 AM
Anne defeats Klara Koukalova (2) 6:4 2:6 6:2 :banana: :banana: :banana:

Next opponent: Santangelo or Poutchkova (both beatable for Anne) :bounce:

Foot's Fingers
Jan 11th, 2006, 03:55 PM
not very good draw for anne at AO QD

HectorMagnus
Jan 11th, 2006, 05:07 PM
not very good draw for anne at AO QD


never say never aka expect unexpected ;)

allez Anne! :rocker:

xanctus
Jan 12th, 2006, 02:25 AM
wow the picture of Mandy Minella looks like Maria Kirilenko in a way...

Duramont
Jan 12th, 2006, 08:44 AM
:help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help:

Anne and Claudine lost today in first quali round of the Australian Open to beatable opponents!

Another dark day for tennis Luxembourg. :sad:

HTE
Jan 12th, 2006, 10:25 AM
Claudine should really try to do something different now, losing to Shiho Hisamatsu really isn't what she (or we) needed.

HectorMagnus
Jan 12th, 2006, 10:32 AM
well, I was right in the end when expecting unexpected....... :o

first day of AO and I've already lost all favs :help: :banghead:

CooCooCachoo
Jan 12th, 2006, 10:39 AM
well, I was right in the end when expecting unexpected....... :o

first day of AO and I've already lost all favs :help: :banghead:

:sad: :hug:

Claudine :help:

Anne :help: I really thought she could qualify.

DanWoody
Jan 12th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Oh, Claudine lost again, that's sad, but that's sport....

Foot's Fingers
Jan 13th, 2006, 04:11 PM
at least Mandy on the wiinning way at Florida

Duramont
Jan 20th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Good season start for Luxembourg's number 3 Mandy Minella! :bounce:

She makes the QF of Fort Walton Beach (25k) after the QF of Tampa (25k) the week before! :worship:

1st round: def. Jennifer Widjaja 6:3 6:0
2nd round: def . Chin-Wei Chan 7:5 5:7 7:6(4)
QF: versus Greta Arn

Go on Mandy! :rocker:

Duramont
Feb 5th, 2006, 09:21 PM
Claudine Schaul in last quali round of OGF Paris! :banana:

Hope she can avenge Anne against Tatiana Garbin! :devil:


After a good start Anne's result are poor lately. Hope she will get back on the right track soon. :sad:

HTE
Feb 5th, 2006, 09:34 PM
That would be great for Claudi if she qualify!

Good luck Claudine :)

-sugi-
Feb 12th, 2006, 10:59 PM
The Qualifying for Antwerp, Claudine lost in round one to Sucha but Anne is in the third round and final round of qualifying with wins over Eva Birnerova and Mervana Jugic-Salkic. I hope Anne can beat Karolina tomorrow :) I have some pictures to share from both of Anne's matches and Claudines matches

-sugi-
Feb 12th, 2006, 11:00 PM
Claudine Schaul

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/mrbenesova/WTA%20Players/Claudine%20Schaul/schaul1.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/mrbenesova/WTA%20Players/Claudine%20Schaul/schaul2.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/mrbenesova/WTA%20Players/Claudine%20Schaul/schaul3.jpg

-sugi-
Feb 12th, 2006, 11:00 PM
Anne Kremer

(From Birnerova match)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/mrbenesova/WTA%20Players/Anne%20Kremer/kremer2.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/mrbenesova/WTA%20Players/Anne%20Kremer/kremer1.jpg

-sugi-
Feb 12th, 2006, 11:01 PM
:inlove: Anne Kremer vs Mervana:inlove:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/mrbenesova/WTA%20Players/Anne%20Kremer/kremer3.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/mrbenesova/WTA%20Players/Anne%20Kremer/kremer4.jpg

-sugi-
Feb 12th, 2006, 11:02 PM
Lastly: Anne Kremer

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/mrbenesova/WTA%20Players/Anne%20Kremer/kremer5.jpg

Duramont
Feb 13th, 2006, 07:54 AM
Thank you so much for the pics bondarenkofan! :hearts: :yeah:

Claudine Schaul will fall out of top 200 next week ... for the first time in five years, last year she was at 73 at the moment! :bigcry: :scared:

It's so sad to see such a nice talented player (she was number 9 of juniors :D ) slumping like this... and our Olympic organisation COSL won't give her support any longer! :fiery:

Anne Kremer will play Karolina Sprem today. It will be tough but I hope that Anne can play her best against the Croatian who is already in main draw (as Q or LL)!

Allez Anne! :worship:

HTE
Feb 13th, 2006, 10:23 AM
So sad for Claudine, what's going on with her?

-sugi-
Feb 13th, 2006, 11:44 AM
Anne lost and won't get the LL :sad: :sad: :sad:

I really like Anne now, she is my very favourite player and I hope she can make the top 100 again soon. I wish her luck for where she next plays

-sugi-
Feb 18th, 2006, 11:37 PM
Anne lost in Round One Dubai qualifying to Martina Muller :sad:

Duramont
Feb 23rd, 2006, 09:48 AM
Claudine Schaul won her first round match in St Paul (50k) against Julie Ditty 6:3 3:6 6:4 :bounce:

HTE
Feb 23rd, 2006, 10:34 AM
yay a win for Claudi is certainly worth cheering about :bounce:

-sugi-
Feb 23rd, 2006, 04:20 PM
:dance: Claudi :dance:

Mandy lost in the first round of 25k Biberach challenger to Vorackova :sad:

Duramont
Feb 25th, 2006, 08:27 AM
Claudine Schaul reachs semifinal of Saint Paul (50k)! :rocker: :rocker:

2nd round: def Rampre 6:3 7:6(5) :woohoo:
QF: def Pastikova 6:4 7:6(2) :woohoo:


Next opponent is Hannah Nooni! :armed:

Allez Claudine!!! :bounce:

-sugi-
Feb 25th, 2006, 10:18 AM
She beat Pastikova :eek: Great win for Claudine!

-sugi-
Feb 25th, 2006, 10:19 AM
Anne is in Qatar quallies

Come on Anne!

Duramont
Feb 26th, 2006, 08:53 AM
Claudine Schaul is in final against Milagros Sequera! :bounce: :banana: :bounce:

In semis she defeated Hanna Nooni 6:3 6:2! :worship:


Now take the title Claudine! :D :lick:

Anne Kremer defeated Shiho Hisamatsu 6:3 6:1 in Q1 of Doha :banana:

-sugi-
Feb 26th, 2006, 09:21 AM
Anne :banana:

Claudine :bounce:

-sugi-
Feb 26th, 2006, 05:23 PM
E. Baltacha def. A. Kremer 6-3 6-0 :sad: :sad:

Duramont
Mar 1st, 2006, 09:40 PM
Claudine Schaul defeats Tzipora Obziler in Las Vegas (75k) 6:1 3:6 6:4 :banana: :banana:

Go on Claudi! :kiss:

Mandy Minella wins her first round match in ITF Gran Canaria ( 25k) with 5:7 6:3 6:4 against Justine Ozga :bounce:

Duramont
Mar 7th, 2006, 11:54 AM
Anne Kremer defeats Melinda Czink 6:3 3:6 6:2 :woohoo:

Now beat Meilen Tu! :bounce:

Duramont
Mar 8th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Anne Kremer def Meilen Tu 6:1 6:0 :banana: :hatoff:

In the first round of Indian Wells she will face now Na Li, the toughest opponent she could get as a qualifier :sad: ... but if Anne plays like she did yesterday she can cause serious damage!

Allez Anne! :rocker:

HectorMagnus
Mar 9th, 2006, 08:05 PM
:wavey: guys


allez Anne ;)

Foot's Fingers
Mar 14th, 2006, 02:06 PM
Anne lost but good she doesn't give up

Duramont
Mar 16th, 2006, 11:31 AM
Anne Kremer defeats Sandra Kloesel with 6:2 6:2 in Orange :worship: :banana:

Quite open draw now because Czink already lost. ;)


Mandy Minella showed a really pathetic performance in Fuerteventura losing to Urszula Radwanska (WTA 900 something) 1:6 2:6 in the second round :help: :fiery: :rolleyes:

Duramont
Mar 17th, 2006, 05:39 AM
Anne Kremer in the quarters of Orange (50k)! :worship:

In second round she defeated Ivana Lisjak 6:4 2:6 6:3 :banana:

Now she is facing up Henrieta Nagyova who defeated Claudine Schaul in the second quali round ( :sad: )... avenge Claudine please! :kiss:

-sugi-
Mar 17th, 2006, 06:55 AM
Anne :banana:

Get Revenge :)

-sugi-
Mar 18th, 2006, 07:33 AM
Anne won :) Into the semis :woohoo:

Duramont
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:31 AM
Now go to the final Anne! :bounce: :bounce:

-sugi-
Mar 18th, 2006, 08:41 AM
The good news is the Birnerova Bondarenko match will be played on the same day as semi final day.

Lets hope Anne can take this to her advantage !

Duramont
Mar 19th, 2006, 07:22 AM
Anne lost 6:4 3:6 0:6 to Alyona Bondarenko :bigcry: :bigcry:

I'm really sad, she would have deserved this title so badly! :awww:

-sugi-
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:27 AM
yes :sad:

HectorMagnus
Mar 19th, 2006, 12:59 PM
Anne lost 6:4 3:6 0:6 to Alyona Bondarenko :bigcry: :bigcry:

I'm really sad, she would have deserved this title so badly! :awww:

:hug:

anyway, the best tournament so far and these great results are big + for the next tournaments ;)

allez Anne! :yeah:

controlfreak
Apr 9th, 2006, 04:58 PM
wow, I never knew this thread existed.

I am looking forward to an exciting Fed Cup week and still waiting for Mandy Minella to make her big move up the rankings this year :yeah:

Claudine, I am still supporting you even though I don't post in the results threads any more. :o :bowdown:

Anne :kiss: You are still amazing, have a great year!

That relieves some of my guilt for not cheering often enough :)

Duramont
Apr 17th, 2006, 08:16 AM
Fed cup time! :lick:

Anne, Claudine and Mandy will play Fed Cup for Luxembourg this week but as usual they got a tough group with Slovakia, the Netherlands and Finnland! :fiery: :rolleyes:

Today they will face up Slovakia. A difficult encounter!



Allez Luxembourg! :rocker: :hug:

HTE
Apr 17th, 2006, 08:51 AM
Good luck to Claudi & co. They willl really need it ;)

Duramont
Apr 17th, 2006, 04:59 PM
Luxembourg lost 0:3 against Slovakia :bigcry: :(

Anne Kremer lost to Daniela Hantuchova 3:6 3:6 :sad:
Mandy Minella lost to Margalita Rybarikova 3:6 3:6 :sad:
Schaul/Minella lost to Slovakian double (?/?) 2:6 4:6 :sad:

Next opponent: Finnland

Good luck Luxembourg! :bounce:

-sugi-
Apr 17th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Anne :sad:

Duramont
Apr 18th, 2006, 07:47 PM
Luxembourg def Finland 3:0 :woohoo:

Claudine Schaul def Katarina Tuohimaa 6:2 6:4 :worship:
Anne Kremer def Piia Suomalainen 6:7 6:2 6:0 :yeah: but :rolleyes: first set
Schaul/Minella def Tuohimaa/Suomalainen 4:6 6:2 6:2 :yeah:

Tomorrow against the Netherlands! Revenge time! :devil: :angel:

HTE
Apr 18th, 2006, 07:50 PM
well done Claudine and Luxembourg :)

Corswandt
Apr 29th, 2006, 12:33 AM
How do you pronounce Mandy Minella's name? Muhn-dee Mi-neh-lah? Or do you pronounce Mandy as if it was an English word, i.e. Mehn-dee?

^bibi^
Apr 29th, 2006, 08:35 AM
Go Mandy this week against Gussoni, I hope she can do well :hearts: :hearts:

controlfreak
Apr 30th, 2006, 03:22 AM
How do you pronounce Mandy Minella's name? Muhn-dee Mi-neh-lah? Or do you pronounce Mandy as if it was an English word, i.e. Mehn-dee?

lol... I don't think it's that complicated... as tennis player names go... :p

just pronounce it like an English name... or French, German, Italian, whatever... :)

I can't see that much room for huge errors ;)

-sugi-
Apr 30th, 2006, 05:45 PM
Claudine lost to Vakulenko :sad: but it was a tight three setter, I think Claudine is improving slowly

http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/2006_04_30_2/1742.jpg
http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/2006_04_30_2/1743.jpg
http://www.jandscup.pl/zdj/2006_04_30_2/1747.jpg

-sugi-
Apr 30th, 2006, 05:47 PM
A Vrljic (CRO) d (8)A Kremer (LUX) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2

:sad:

Duramont
Apr 30th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Yeah although Claudine lost it wasn't that bad because at least she fought hard! Let's hope she will win a match next week! ;)


The three Luxembourgish players are still without a win on clay (if you don't count Fed Cup where Anne and Claudine won against some low ranked Finnish players :p )... :help: :sad:


Allez Claudine, Anne and Mandy next week! :hug:

controlfreak
May 5th, 2006, 01:59 PM
nice new pics :bowdown:

-sugi-
May 6th, 2006, 09:27 PM
Berlin Quallies *dies*

Anne KREMER (LUX) vs Anastassia RODIONOVA (RUS) 6:1, 6:3


:eek: :eek: :eek:

HectorMagnus
May 7th, 2006, 11:15 AM
:wavey:

it's been ages since my last visit here (but looks like I missed only several bad results..........:p)


I was looking forward to Prague tournament but since Anne didn't come :mad: I won't go..... :angel:

allez Anne today, prove me wrong and send Pironkova packing.... :drool:

Duramont
May 7th, 2006, 12:10 PM
Good luck Anne! :bounce:

Duramont
May 7th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Anne Kremer def Tsvetana Pironkova 6:4 7:5 :woohoo: :bigclap:

Finger crossed for a good place in the main draw now! :angel:

-sugi-
May 7th, 2006, 05:46 PM
OMG :eek: :yippee: So unexpected :) a good suprise thouhg

controlfreak
May 8th, 2006, 01:55 PM
Anne Kremer d. Ivana Lisjak 6-0 7-6(4) :woohoo:

What a great win! First time in ages that I have followed a match on livescoring. :o

First set: annihiliation! Second set: very close but Anne hung in and took last 5 points in TB to win!

Stats:

Lisjak - Kremer
1st serve: 37/64 (58%) - 30/52 (58%)
Aces: 2 2
Points (1st): 22/37 (59%) - 20/30 (67%)
Points (2nd): 11/27 (41%) - 17/22 (77%)
Points (rcv): 15/52 (29%) - 31/64 (48%)
DFs: 7 - 1
Break points: 1/1 - 4/9
Total points: 48 - 68

Well done on a great 3 days Anne! :yeah: :cool:

Duramont
May 8th, 2006, 02:01 PM
Great match from Anne :woohoo: :bounce:

The first set only last 20 minutes! :eek:

Good luck in your next match Anne! :hug:

-sugi-
May 8th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Anne :worship: :hug: She will play Nathalie Dechy or Zheng Jie next. I would like Anne to play Nathalie

Great work Anne :hug:

Duramont
May 10th, 2006, 07:05 PM
Anne lost in an even match 6:7(4) 3:6 to Jie Zheng :sad:

There were 16 breaks in this match! :eek: :unsure:

Anyway a good week for Anne and I'm confident that she can show some great matches this year and perhabs make top 100 again! :worship:

Mandy Minella got a WC in Jounieh (75k) but lost 3:6 4:6 to Zuzana Kucova who was definitely a beatable player :sad:

Mandy is in a slump actually and I fear that she will soon be outside top 300! :help:

I really hope that Claudine and Mandy get it together soon so that Luxembourg would have 3 players doing well on tour. :)

Tennace
May 11th, 2006, 11:29 PM
Mandy :sad: :hug:

Duramont
May 15th, 2006, 08:41 PM
Anne Kremer survives the quali of Rabat! :worship:

2nd quali round: def Aleke Tsoubanos 6:0 6:2 :banana:
Final quali round: def Kelly Liggan 6:0 7:6(4) :banana:

Claudine Schaul's slump is going on because she lost 1:6 2:6 to Kotkina :o :help:


Mandy Minella is playing in ITF Caserta and wins first round with 6:2 6:1 against local player Daniela Bracaglia :yeah:

Duramont
May 16th, 2006, 08:37 PM
1st round in Rabat: Anne Kremer def Antonella Serra Zanetti 6:4 7:5 :woohoo: :bigclap:

She is really in a great shape and on the best way back in the top 100! :D

controlfreak
May 17th, 2006, 01:14 PM
Claudine Schaul: 5 losses in a row :help:

Mandy Minella: 5 losses in a row before Caserta :help:

Anne Kremer: something like 6-1 in last 2 tournaments :bowdown:

Why is it that two players have to play badly in order for one to play well?

controlfreak
May 17th, 2006, 01:23 PM
Latest photos from Rabat:

http://www.sportmarocweb.com/wta2006/photos/wta20060514-02.jpg

http://www.sportmarocweb.com/wta2006/photos/wta20060516-07.jpg

Edit: is that actually Anne, and since when does she use a Head racquet?

Duramont
May 18th, 2006, 06:28 PM
Caserta (25k) quarters : Minella d. Krstajic 4-6 6-4 6-4 :worship:

In the semis she will meet a qualifier Ivanova or Korzeniak.
Big chance for her first ever 25k final! :D

Duramont
May 18th, 2006, 06:34 PM
Anne Kremer def Jie Zheng (2) 6:4 4:6 6:3 :woohoo: :banana: :woohoo:

Anne is playing her best tennis since her comeback and realized a great upset over the recent Estoril champion! :worship:

Next opponent will be either Martina Sucha or Neha Uberoi.


Allez Anne! :dance:

controlfreak
May 18th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Amazing win by Anne, didn't expect that one!

Mandy is having a good week too :yeah:

C'MON!! :bounce:

HectorMagnus
May 18th, 2006, 07:26 PM
Latest photos from Rabat:

http://www.sportmarocweb.com/wta2006/photos/wta20060514-02.jpg

http://www.sportmarocweb.com/wta2006/photos/wta20060516-07.jpg

Edit: is that actually Anne, and since when does she use a Head racquet?


maybe this is the reason why she plays so great now :drool:

Anne :yeah: :bigclap: :smooch:

-sugi-
May 18th, 2006, 10:30 PM
Anne :hug:

Great tournament so far

Duramont
May 20th, 2006, 11:40 AM
Rabat QF:
Anne Kremer lost to Martina Sucha 6:3 1:6 0:6 :bigcry:

Caserta (25k) SF:
Mandy Minella def Anna Korzeniak 6:3 6:7 6:0 :woohoo:

Good luck in the final against Alisa Kleybanova! :bounce:

Duramont
May 20th, 2006, 05:23 PM
Mandy Minella wins her first 25k title in Caserta :woohoo: :banana: :bigclap: :woohoo:

She def Alisa Kleybanova 6:2 6:4 :aparty:

Great performance from Mandy! Keep up this great form! :yeah:

Duramont
May 22nd, 2006, 12:42 PM
:D Some pics from Caserta final :D

http://www.itfcaserta.com/gallery/20/images/IMG_0841.jpg
http://www.itfcaserta.com/gallery/20/images/IMG_0876.jpg
http://www.itfcaserta.com/gallery/20/images/IMG_0877.jpg
http://www.itfcaserta.com/gallery/20/images/IMG_0883.jpg
http://www.itfcaserta.com/gallery/20/images/IMG_0885.jpg
http://www.itfcaserta.com/gallery/20/images/IMG_0892.jpg

controlfreak
May 22nd, 2006, 12:43 PM
Mandy moves up from around #279 to #239! Very close to her highest ranking of #236, hopefully that record will soon be broken. :yeah:

Anne up to #118, looking good!

Claudine steady at #194 :help:

Duramont
May 22nd, 2006, 12:47 PM
:D More pics from the final: :D

http://www.itfcaserta.com/gallery/20/images/la%20campionessa%20degli%20internazionali%20di%
http://www.itfcaserta.com/gallery/20/images/IMG_0941.jpg
http://www.itfcaserta.com/gallery/20/images/IMG_0942.jpg
http://www.itfcaserta.com/gallery/20/images/IMG_0944.jpg
http://www.itfcaserta.com/gallery/20/images/IMG_0945.jpg
http://www.itfcaserta.com/gallery/20/images/IMG_0947.jpg
http://www.itfcaserta.com/gallery/20/images/IMG_0950.jpg

Source: itfcaserta.com

Tennace
May 23rd, 2006, 01:09 AM
Mandy :bounce: :yeah: :crazy:

I have never seen her play but I want to so badly! Maybe she will make the US Open Qualies, and I will go and watch her!

Duramont
May 23rd, 2006, 07:30 PM
:tennis: Roland Garros :tennis:

In the qualies ;)

Anne Kremer (9) faces Tatiana Panova :angel:
Next round either Virginie Pichet or Natalia Gussoni

Good luck Anne! :bounce:

Claudine Schaul faces Sunitha Rao :p
Next round either Elise Tamaëla (24) or Edina Gallovits

Good luck Claudine! :bounce:

controlfreak
May 24th, 2006, 03:42 PM
Anne won 6-1 6-1. Plays Pichet next. Unfortunately Flipkens is also in that part of the draw, and will have to lose. :(

Claudine lost 3-6 3-6 to Rao. Not very surprising. I can't understand how she made the final in St Paul and has barely won a match since then.

Duramont
May 24th, 2006, 04:19 PM
Anne :woohoo:

but Claudine :help: :tape:

Duramont
May 27th, 2006, 12:26 PM
Campobasso 25k

First Round

Mandy Minella (LUX) d. (Q)Jana Juricova (SVK) 67(1) 61 62 :banana:

Second Round

Mandy Minella (LUX) d. (8)Tina Schiechtl (AUT) 64 46 76(5) :banana:

Quarterfinals

Mandy Minella (LUX) d. (wc)Frederica Quercia (ITA) 60 61 :bowdown:

Mandy Minella is unbeaten since 8 matches! :yeah:

Go on Mandy! :drive:

Duramont
May 27th, 2006, 08:45 PM
Mandy Minella (LUX) d. (3)Renata Voracova (CZE) 64 76(5) :woohoo:

En route to her second consecutive final against Alisa Kleybanova again! :D

Allez Mandy! Win another 25k title! :hearts:

Zoltan83
May 27th, 2006, 10:03 PM
Wow that's really great for Mandy :D :woohoo:

controlfreak
Jun 11th, 2006, 02:37 AM
First update in a long time...

Claudine plays in the first round of Marseille $50k+H, against Sabine Klaschka. Good luck! :wavey:

Anne plays in the second qualifying round of Birmingham against Ahsha Rolle, after beating Claire Peterzan 7-5 6-1. I hope Anne wins and makes the main draw, because then I might see her on Tuesday when I am going to this tournament! :cool:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 15th, 2006, 01:41 PM
Claude last lose :help: * 1000000000000000000000000

HectorMagnus
Jun 19th, 2006, 07:18 PM
am I blind or Anne doesn't play Wimby??? :o :o :o

controlfreak
Jun 20th, 2006, 01:42 AM
It's true, it seems Anne has withdrawn from Wimbledon. Really bad news for her, she must have injured something in Birmingham. She would have been in the main draw as well! :mad:

If she had won a round at Wimbledon she could have been back in the Top 100.

Get well soon Anne!

------------------------------------

PS: Claudine is playing in Wimbledon qualifying... should be interesting...

Duramont
Jun 20th, 2006, 04:48 PM
Claudine Schaul defeats Anda Perianu 6:4 7:6(1) :eek: :woohoo: :banana:

She can win again! Go on Claudine! :rocker:

Poor Anne! Hope she gets better soon! :bigcry: :hug:

controlfreak
Jun 21st, 2006, 01:45 PM
Claudine beats Margit Ruutel 6-2 6-3 in the second round of qualifying! :eek:

Could this be the least stressful Claudine match I have ever followed??

2-0 on grass this year! Good luck against Bremond (who she lost to last year at Wimbledon :scared: ) or Pastikova in q3!

Duramont
Jun 21st, 2006, 04:29 PM
Well done Claudine! :banana:

controlfreak
Jun 22nd, 2006, 04:56 PM
Severine Bremond def. Claudine 6-4 6-2. :sad:

Bad luck Claudine. Very promising tournament though, it feels great to finally end the losing streak and get a pair of good wins. :yeah:

Anybody know what the rest of the girls are up to?

Tennace
Jun 30th, 2006, 02:28 PM
Mandy :bounce: :yeah: :crazy:

I have never seen her play but I want to so badly! Maybe she will make the US Open Qualies, and I will go and watch her!
I guess with Mandy's injury, this will no longer happen :hysteric: :hysteric:

controlfreak
Jul 1st, 2006, 11:08 AM
I guess with Mandy's injury, this will no longer happen :hysteric: :hysteric:

why what happened :scared:

Duramont
Jul 4th, 2006, 12:41 PM
why what happened :scared:
Mandy Minella has cunning crucial ligament in the right knee and a damage in the "miniskus" which will force her to pause 6 months from tennis! :bigcry: :bigcry:

Duramont
Jul 16th, 2006, 08:34 AM
It's getting worse and worse. :fiery:

Anne Kremer seems to be long time injured too because she withdraw from Cincinatti after withdrawing from Wimbledon some weeks ago! :scared: :bigcry:

A poster wrote some time ago that he heard that Anne Kremer was long time injured (but not confirmed yet and no news in Luxembourg's newspapers :unsure: )

HectorMagnus
Jul 22nd, 2006, 07:43 PM
long time injury? :sad: :hysteric:

that's bad, hope it's not as serious.....:sad:

controlfreak
Jul 23rd, 2006, 08:21 PM
Well Luxembourg's Top 3 may be off the radar right now, but I've noticed some recent results for our lower and unranked players.

Luxembourg's #4 Lynn Philippe posted 3 wins to reach the second round in Brussels ($10k), improving her ranking to 999 and her pro record to 10-4 this year. Which is promising news.

And two unranked girls, Lynn Blau and Tiffany Cornelius, each scored two wins to pass through the qualifying of Le Touquet ($10k), both losing in the first round of the main draw. In fact this was Lynn Blau's first senior tournament, and her second win came against Cecile Baijot, a player I've actually heard of :eek: (although Baijot hasn't played in 11 months). As I said, these two don't even have rankings yet, but still it's nice to see some action from them and see them gaining some experience.

You know your country is small when the unranked active players start to outnumber the ranked ones!

snoop
Aug 12th, 2006, 01:57 PM
Schaul - $50k Baden-Baden

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8672/schaul05bad06yc8.th.jpg (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schaul05bad06yc8.jpg) http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/7471/schaul06bad06oo0.th.jpg (http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schaul06bad06oo0.jpg)

http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/5113/schaul09bad06ph4.th.jpg (http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schaul09bad06ph4.jpg) http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/4098/schaul14bad06rh6.th.jpg (http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schaul14bad06rh6.jpg)

Duramont
Aug 16th, 2006, 09:56 AM
Thank you snoop for the pics. :)

Claudine Schaul is actually playing the quali of Bronx (50k) and she has won three matches in a row without losing a set! :worship:

In main draw she is now facing Vilmarie Castellvi (PUR/150) who is beatable for Claudine! Allez! :bounce:

Duramont
Aug 17th, 2006, 10:41 AM
Claudine Schaul def Vilmarie Castellvi 6:3 6:7(3) 7:6(0) :woohoo:

Now against Tamarine Tanasugarn. :D

Good luck Claudine! :bounce:

Duramont
Aug 18th, 2006, 08:26 AM
2nd round: Claudine Schaul upsets Tamarine Tanasugarn(3) 1:6 6:3 6:4 :woohoo: :worship:

Good luck against Julie Ditty! :wavey:



I feel alone in this thread! :o

Duramont
Aug 19th, 2006, 09:29 AM
Quarterfinal: Claudine Schaul def. Julie Ditty 3:6 6:2 7:5 :banana: :banana: :banana:


Allez Claudine!!! :dance:

controlfreak
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:08 AM
US Open qualifying R1:

Claudine is still on top form, def. Daniela Kix 6-1 6-2 :woohoo: :drive:

Anne returns from injury to enjoy the US hardcourts, def. Jenifer Widjaja 6-4 6-4 :yeah:

good luck to both with qualifying!

Duramont
Aug 24th, 2006, 08:14 AM
Well done Anne and Claudine! :bigclap: :woohoo:

Good luck today for your Q2 matches! :worship:

isabellea
Sep 10th, 2006, 12:51 PM
Mes photos de l'US Open:
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/2151/schaulus2508061mczm8.th.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schaulus2508061mczm8.jpg) http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/5841/schaulus2508062mcri3.th.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schaulus2508062mcri3.jpg) http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3066/schaulus2508063mcru8.th.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schaulus2508063mcru8.jpg) http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/223/schaulus2508064mcbi3.th.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schaulus2508064mcbi3.jpg) http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7199/schaulus2508065mcun9.th.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schaulus2508065mcun9.jpg) http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7656/schaulus2508066mcxi7.th.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schaulus2508066mcxi7.jpg) http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/4013/schaulus2508067mcsu0.th.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schaulus2508067mcsu0.jpg) http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/3109/schaulus2508068mchs2.th.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schaulus2508068mchs2.jpg) http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/6356/schaulus2508069mcvn3.th.jpg (http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=schaulus2508069mcvn3.jpg)

Duramont
Sep 12th, 2006, 09:08 AM
Match-up between Claudine and Anne in the first round of Bordeaux (75k)! :D

Duramont
Sep 17th, 2006, 08:15 AM
Portoroz (Tier IV) quali:

Q1: Claudine Schaul(3) def. Tina Obrez 6:3 6:3 :worship:

Allez Claudine! :bounce:

:inlove:
Sep 25th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Minella is making her comeback next week, I believe. :)
Kremer has drawn Stosur 1R of Luxembourg. Very tough, but she'd be the dark horse whoever she played in the tournament. :shrug:

controlfreak
Sep 25th, 2006, 07:38 PM
Hi Hip-And-Happenin :)

Do you know where Mandy is rumoured to be playing next week because I haven't seen her name on any entry lists.

:inlove:
Sep 25th, 2006, 08:00 PM
She is in the qualifying list for Tashkent.

controlfreak
Oct 4th, 2006, 06:21 PM
Luxembourg's Lynn Blau got her first WTA ranking this week after being a qualifying wildcard in the Luxembourg Tier II (and eating a pair of tasty bagels). This means that we now have five girls ranked for the first time..... ever?

The bad news is that 2 of them are still seriously injured :mad:

Duramont
Oct 17th, 2006, 05:36 PM
Vill Gléck fier däin 31ten Gebuertsdagh Anne! :aparty:

Happy 31st birthday Anne! May you be able to get to top 100 next year! :hug: :bdaycake:

pippa2
Dec 25th, 2006, 10:13 PM
Mandy!

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/6286/1qo4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Duramont
Dec 30th, 2006, 05:16 PM
Thanks for the picture pippa2! :hearts: :drool:

Can't wait to see her back on court! :angel:

Anne Kremer defeated a Chinese player with 2:6 6:4 6:4 in Auckland q1 :bounce:

She will now face Virginie Razzano in q2.:)

pippa2
Jan 2nd, 2007, 11:58 PM
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/9404/guardaur6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Duramont
Jan 11th, 2007, 05:30 AM
Australian Open:

Q1: Anne Kremer def. Zsofia Gubacsi 6:1 7:5 :woohoo:

Next round Yvonne Meusburger.

Good luck Anne! :bounce:

controlfreak
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:54 AM
Way to go Anne! You can still mix it with these players. :yeah:

Duramont
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:40 AM
AO Q2: Anne Kremer beats Yvonne Meusburger (11) 6:0 6:3 :woohoo:

Great stuff Anne! :yeah:

Last victim in the qualies: Yaroslava Shvedova! :armed:

Kai
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:04 AM
Go Anne :D

controlfreak
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:47 PM
Great result Anne! Just 8 more matches to go...

Duramont
Jan 13th, 2007, 10:15 AM
Australian Open Q3: Anne Kremer def Yaroslava Shvedova 6:2 6:4 :woohoo: :bowdown:

In main draw she will face Michaella Krajicek.


Allez Anne! :rocker:

controlfreak
Jan 13th, 2007, 12:11 PM
:banana: q u a l i f i e d ! :woohoo:

That Krajicek girl is going DOWN! :devil:

Duramont
Jan 15th, 2007, 09:44 AM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

Anne Kremer defeats Michaella Krajicek 6:4 6:3 :woohoo:

:banana: :banana: :banana:


Allez Anne! :worship:

-sugi-
Jan 15th, 2007, 10:03 AM
:music: Great win for Anne :) Hopefully she can give Serena a few problems :)

Duramont
Feb 2nd, 2007, 06:52 AM
Anne Kremer is doing well in Ortisei (75k) too! :bounce:

1st round: def Bychkova 6:4 6:4 :worship:
2nd round: def Gagliardi 7:6(5) 4:6 7:5 :worship:

Allez Anne! :kiss:

Foot's Fingers
Feb 7th, 2007, 10:02 AM
quite good start of a year for Anne

and Mandy is back

any mews from Claudine?

Tennace
Feb 9th, 2007, 06:09 PM
Mandy will be back next week in Montechoro :bounce:

It seems like she will be the top seed, it the current top seed withdraws, since it's her 6th preference.

Good luck Mandy :yeah:

1 HARING, Florence FRA 271 6
2 MINELLA, Mandy LUX 309 1
3 LLEWELLYN, Rebecca GBR 311 4
4 TIMOTIC, Ana SRB 365 5
5 FLORIS, Anna ITA 371 3
6 HUCK, Violette FRA 419 2
7 CORBALAN, Maria-Belen ARG 420 1
8 THYSSEN, Nicole NED 426 1
9 VERARDI, Verdiana ITA 437 1
10 $ PATERSON, Karen GBR 443 2
11 REHBERGER-BESCOS, Irene ESP 453 1
12 SILVA, Neuza POR 456 1
13 KULIKOVA, Regina RUS 492 1
14 BACQUET, Emilie FRA 493 1
15 BURYACHOK, Irina UKR 503 1
16 PAVLOVA, Biljana BUL 528 1
17 SMITH, Anna GBR 538 1

Duramont
Feb 16th, 2007, 11:18 AM
Oh yes Mandy is back! :bigclap: :drool:

ITF 10k Montechoro

1r: Mandy Minella (3) def Estelle Guisard (Q) 6:0 6:3 :woohoo:
2r: Mandy Minella (3) def Stefania Boffa (Q) 6:4 1:6 6:4 :woohoo:

QF: Mandy Minella (3) versus Karen Paterson (6)

Allez Mandy! :worship:

Duramont
Feb 17th, 2007, 09:01 AM
QF: Mandy Minella (3) def Karen Paterson (6) 7:6(5) 3:6 7:6(4) :woohoo:
SF: Mandy Minella (3) vs Yulia Kalabina (Q)

Now make it to the final! :worship:

Duramont
Feb 18th, 2007, 09:14 AM
Anne Kremer is playing Dubai quali:

Q1: Anne Kremer def. Fatma Al Nabhani (WC) 6:1 6:0 :worship:
Q2: Anne Kremer def. Agnieszka Radwanska (1) 6:4 4:6 6:4 :worship:

Now qualify please. :bounce:

Mandy lost 5:7 2:6 in semis of 10k Montechoro :sad:

Kai
Feb 18th, 2007, 10:54 AM
Anne :woohoo:
Mandy :sad: :hug:

controlfreak
Feb 18th, 2007, 03:36 PM
Finally good things are happening again in Luxembourgish tennis.

Duramont
Feb 19th, 2007, 09:16 PM
Q3: Anne Kremer def Viktoria Kutuzova 6:2 6:2 :woohoo:

She will face now Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP/33) in first round.

Good luck Anne! Top 100 is soooo close now! :bounce:


Mandy is injured again, pulling in left knee! :hysteric: :sobbing:

According to rtl.lu she couldn't run properly! :scared:

She is in Portimao draw so probably it is not that bad. :unsure: