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Mr_Molik
Feb 9th, 2005, 04:41 AM
cant wait to see alicia back on court! here is the entry list:
Main draw

Mauresmo, Amélie
Myskina, Anastasia
Williams, Venus
Petrova, Nadia
Molik, Alicia
Sprem, Karolina
Farina Elia, Silvia
Clijsters, Kim
Dechy, Nathalie (WC)
Maleeva, Magdalena
Golovin, Tatiana
Jankovic, Jelena
Pierce, Mary
Daniilidou, Eleni
Kostanic, Jelena
Benesova, Iveta
Medina Garrigues, Anabel
Camerin, Maria Elena
Safina, Dinara
Koukalova, Klara
Marrero, Marta
Chladkova, Denisa
Callens, Els (WC)
Dokic, Jelena (WC)

alicia will b seeded 4th here, so she should have a relatively easy run to the semis, which will do wonders for her ranking (might move her up to 8th or 9th depending on how venus goes). once she gets to the semis she would most likely face mauresmo, myskina or venus, 3 players she has beaten in the past year! good luck alicia!

even tho there is no kuzzy here, i hope she plays doubles bcos she is only 20 points away from the top 10!

Gowza
Feb 9th, 2005, 04:46 AM
an ok field, alicia can beat everyone there but a few that could pose a couple of problems, players like clijsters, dechy, golovin maybe even pierce and safina or dokic if she ends the poor run. at the top of the entries i think venus is probably the biggest problem and alicia beat her in straight sets at the AO this year. very good chance for alicia to get another title and get a few more ranking points.

Pingie
Feb 9th, 2005, 07:33 AM
I just hope she isn't in the same draw as Kim Clijsters, Kim will definetely be very eager to win again in her own country... and like you said she is unseeded and will be a tough draw for any of the four seeds.

~Rachel~
Feb 9th, 2005, 08:08 AM
Argh....my three top faves in the same draw :bolt:

Please don't let them be drawn in the same quarter or something stupid :scared:

Mr_Molik
Feb 9th, 2005, 11:22 AM
imo clijsters isnt a threat, its her first event in ages and when she comes up against a quality opponent like alicia i dont think she'll be ready to win yet

vivy09
Feb 9th, 2005, 12:29 PM
imo clijsters isnt a threat, its her first event in ages and when she comes up against a quality opponent like alicia i dont think she'll be ready to win yet

true, alicia is certainly more match fit etc, but this is kim's home tourney etc and look what serena did at the AO after a bit of a layoff from tennis.

but saying that, kim may struggle to keep up with her opponents as they all did compete in the AO except for dokic.

Pingie
Feb 9th, 2005, 12:37 PM
I think Kim will be ready, she dropped Paris because she fully wanted to focus on this event. But on the other hand, Alicia in this form can beat anyone she proved that at the AO!

~Rachel~
Feb 9th, 2005, 01:17 PM
I don't think we shoud underestimate Kim, she is always going to be dangerous whatever shape she's in. As Bovina once said, she could beat most people one-handed ;)

I doubt Dokic will be much of a threat. She just lost to Maria Santangelo in the first round at Hyderabad so I don't think she's found her form yet.

There's no one in the draw Alicia can't beat IMO, after all, she has beaten all of the four seeds ahead of her before :worship:

Lemonskin.
Feb 10th, 2005, 07:47 AM
Hey all, barrack for Alicia in my thread in the Antwerp forum!!!

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=4887401#post4887401

>> Awesome Alicia Aces Antwerp <<

Gowza
Feb 10th, 2005, 08:05 AM
I don't think we shoud underestimate Kim, she is always going to be dangerous whatever shape she's in. As Bovina once said, she could beat most people one-handed ;)

I doubt Dokic will be much of a threat. She just lost to Maria Santangelo in the first round at Hyderabad so I don't think she's found her form yet.

There's no one in the draw Alicia can't beat IMO, after all, she has beaten all of the four seeds ahead of her before :worship:

i totally agree with you, although dokic shouldnt be underestimated (in the off chance that she does find form)

miss_molik
Feb 10th, 2005, 08:14 AM
I think Alicia will do really well. She's in great form at the moment. I think after her win against Venus at the AO she will be very confident if they meet again.

~Rachel~
Feb 10th, 2005, 08:24 AM
That would be a very interesting rematch if Venus and Alicia meet in the semis or even the final :eek:

shoogahplum
Feb 10th, 2005, 09:24 AM
After Alicia's straight sets win against Venus in their most recent encounter, I'm sthinking Venus might be up for some revenge... I don't think she knew what hit her when Alicia straight up kicked her ass :p

miss_molik
Feb 11th, 2005, 06:29 AM
After Alicia's straight sets win against Venus in their most recent encounter, I'm sthinking Venus might be up for some revenge... I don't think she knew what hit her when Alicia straight up kicked her ass :p
lol. yeah.

red Jennifer
Feb 11th, 2005, 08:00 AM
Good luck! :bounce:

~Rachel~
Feb 11th, 2005, 08:10 AM
Good luck! :bounce:

Welcome to the board :wavey:

red Jennifer
Feb 11th, 2005, 08:12 AM
Thank you Rachel~! :wavey:

Pingie
Feb 12th, 2005, 12:50 AM
:bounce: The Antwerp maindraw is out! Alicia is playing either Maleeva or Garbin. Here is the link to the entire draw:Draw (http://www.sport.be/proximusdiamondgames/2005/nl/tableau/tableauenkel.html?competitionround_id=1908)

Mr_Molik
Feb 12th, 2005, 01:42 AM
thanks pingie, ill post the draw in here for all to see:

Amélie Mauresmo (1) bye
Iveta Benesova - Mary Pierce
qualifier - Marta Marrero
Denisa Chladkova - Patty Schnyder (7)

Alicia Molik (4) bye
Magdalena Maleeva - Tatiana Garbin
Silvia Farina Elia - Els Callens (WC)
Klara Koukalova - Nathalie Dechy (WC-6)

Nadia Petrova (5) - Annabel Medina Garrigues
Kim Clijsters - Jelena Kostanic
qualifier - Virginie Razzano (WC)
Venus Williams (3) bye

Karolina Sprem (8) - qualifier
Maria Elena Camerin - qualifier
Tatiana Golovin - Dinara Safina
Anastasia Myskina (2) bye

alicia is definitely in the easiest section and has drawn imo the weakest 5-8 seed in the QFs. maleevas fans hype her up indoors but at the end of the day she is just a retriever so alicia should win if she plays ok. it is very nice to have a first round bye :D

thelma
Feb 12th, 2005, 01:44 AM
Good luck, Alicia! :bounce:

~Rachel~
Feb 12th, 2005, 01:54 AM
Hopefully Alicia will at least reach the semis and if she meets Amelie I'm staying neutral :angel:

A possible final showdown with Venus :devil:

I can't believe Kim is in the same quarter as Nadia and Venus :fiery:

Agassi Fan
Feb 12th, 2005, 09:55 AM
Go Alicia!!

shoogahplum
Feb 12th, 2005, 10:19 AM
Bring It On Alicia :D

CathyC!
Feb 12th, 2005, 10:38 AM
Yeeehaw :) good luck Alicia! ;)

~Rachel~
Feb 12th, 2005, 11:00 AM
I won't be around for the next week, no internet connection :sad:

Just wanna say good luck Alicia :banana:

Lemonskin.
Feb 13th, 2005, 01:54 AM
Hey guys, vote for Alicia in my Antwerp poll in GM if you haven't already!

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?p=4898888#post4898888

She needs some more votes :D

Nichole
Feb 14th, 2005, 03:27 AM
Go Alicia :D

azza
Feb 14th, 2005, 03:37 AM
Maleeva in R2 :eek: Thats a bit of a worry

Agassi Fan
Feb 17th, 2005, 03:32 PM
Alicia won in 3 sets!!!

Nichole
Feb 18th, 2005, 12:05 AM
She will most probably play Amelie in the semi's

petey_pan
Feb 18th, 2005, 01:52 AM
Alicia won an absolute DOG-FIGHT apparently Maleeva played amazing, but Alicia hit 18 aces :hearts: is that a new record for her??? 4-6 6-2 7-6(7) Pretty sure she saved at least one match point. What a difference a couple of years makes she would have surely lost that much in 2002/2003. She plays Koukalova next :sad: Koukalova's one of my faves I wish she didn't have to play Alicia, I'm pretty confident Alicia will win. VS Momo in the semi's will be awesome, C'MON ALICIA

peanuts
Feb 18th, 2005, 04:31 AM
nice stats - 18 aces! :D this was one tough match. the fact that she was able to play well on her opponent's match point is quite impressive. goes to show how a great yet simple serve can get you through tight matches. it doesn't break down easily under pressure. :yeah:

Huntress555
Feb 18th, 2005, 08:48 AM
18 aces WOO :D
It'd be great to see a molik vs mauresmo match..well not that I get to see it :(, but it'd be great for alicia to play it, and yea it'd just be great :D

Princess Sarah.
Feb 18th, 2005, 08:49 AM
woohoo GO ALICIA! :D

AliciAmelie
Feb 18th, 2005, 09:48 AM
Hi everybody! I'm new to this forum and a huge fan of Alicia. Well, as you can see also of Amelie so a semi-final Alicia vs. Amelie would be great. Go Alicia! Great match against Maleeva.

Lady
Feb 18th, 2005, 10:38 AM
Ok, here are the videos from Alicia's match with Maggie.

Hope you'll enjoy it! :D

http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635677/Molic...-3_3-3.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635677/Molic-Maleeva_Set-3_3-3.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635678/Molic...aleeva.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635678/Molic-Maleeva_Set-3_4-4_winner-Maleeva.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635694/Molic...-Molic.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635694/Molic-Maleeva_Set-3_4-4_winner-Molic.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635709/Molic...-Molic.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635709/Molic-Maleeva_Set-3_5-5_aut-Molic.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635723/Molic...-Molic.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635723/Molic-Maleeva_Set-3_5-6_winner2-Molic.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635729/Molic...-Molic.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635729/Molic-Maleeva_Set-3_5-5_winner-Molic.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635760/Molic...aleeva.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635760/Molic-Maleeva_Set-3_5-6_winner-Maleeva.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635756/Molic...-Molic.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635756/Molic-Maleeva_Set-3_5-6_winner-Molic.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635757/Molic...ak_0-0.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635757/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_0-0.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635798/Molic...ak_1-0.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635798/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_1-0.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635799/Molic...ak_1-1.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635799/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_1-1.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635788/Molic...ak_1-2.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635788/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_1-2.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635838/Molic...ak_2-2.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635838/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_2-2.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635845/Molic...ak_2-3.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635845/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_2-3.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635871/Molic...ak_2-4.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635871/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_2-4.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635875/Molic...ak_3-4.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635875/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_3-4.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635874/Molic...ak_4-4.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635874/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_4-4.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635884/Molic...ak_4-5.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635884/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_4-5.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635911/Molic...ak_6-6.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635911/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_6-6.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635906/Molic...ak_6-7.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635906/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_6-7.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635910/Molic...ak_7-7.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635910/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_7-7.mpg.html)
http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635947/Molic..._Molic.mpg.html (http://rapidshare.de/files-en/635947/Molic-Maleeva_Tie-Break_Match_Molic.mpg.html)

vivy09
Feb 18th, 2005, 11:07 AM
awesome!!
thanks Lady!!

thelma
Feb 18th, 2005, 01:54 PM
Well done, Alicia! :bounce: :banana:

Thanks, Lady! :yeah:

Nichole
Feb 18th, 2005, 10:19 PM
do u have any more pics of alicia in antwerp ?

CathyC!
Feb 19th, 2005, 12:08 AM
big thanks Lady :)

peanuts
Feb 19th, 2005, 03:22 AM
lady ur cool :yeah: thanks for posting the videos. :)

i hope alicia would win. i think she can if she plays her best she can stay with amelie.

Nichole
Feb 19th, 2005, 07:47 AM
any off court pics - is Alicia really now number 9 ?

matt25
Feb 19th, 2005, 09:11 AM
COME ON ALICIA - u have my support http://danielahantuchova.sk/phpBB2/images/smiles/finger.gif

U CAN DO IT http://danielahantuchova.sk/phpBB2/images/smiles/win_cup.gif

http://www.tennis-x.com/images/players/molik.jpg

red Jennifer
Feb 19th, 2005, 12:03 PM
Yeap~~! :woohoo: :yeah:
Come on~~! Alicia! Look forward to a big show :bounce:

Grand Phantasm
Feb 19th, 2005, 12:38 PM
Come On Alicia!!!
You can beat Mauresmo!!!

Grand Phantasm
Feb 19th, 2005, 12:39 PM
She is 4-2 down at the moment but I am sure she will come back and win!!!

red Jennifer
Feb 19th, 2005, 04:30 PM
she lost 3-6, 6(2)-7 :sad:
I didn't watch the match but a close match i think
Well done Alicia!:yeah:

Grand Phantasm
Feb 19th, 2005, 06:35 PM
Alicia didn't play as well as she can!!!
But she will be back next week!!!

matt25
Feb 19th, 2005, 07:23 PM
she lost 3-6, 6(2)-7 :sad:

So close match http://danielahantuchova.sk/phpBB2/images/smiles/flenn.gif

~Rachel~
Feb 19th, 2005, 08:22 PM
Hi guys, I just got back from hols :wavey:
I managed to see the 2nd set of the match against amelie, it was a really high quality set! It seemed like both of them were coming to the net and serving and volleying on almost every point :eek: Amelie played really well, her volleys were perfect most of the time but her serve was amazing tonight! She out-aced Alicia, Amelie got 14 aces I think and Alicia got around 7/8. Alicia was playing really well in the set I saw, some really good passing shots and forehand winners :) Certainly nothing to be ashamed of in the 2nd set, Amelie was just too good today.

CathyC!
Feb 19th, 2005, 10:03 PM
:sad:

and welcome back Rachel with the ~ :)

~Rachel~
Feb 20th, 2005, 12:03 PM
:sad:

and welcome back Rachel with the ~ :)

Thanks :)

Oooh and you're one post away from 100! :cool:

peanuts
Feb 20th, 2005, 12:16 PM
i was hoping amelie would choked and alicia would take advantage. damn of all the matches amelie plays real good, its has to be this one. :( 14aces :eek: that's not the norm for amelie. oh well. maybe next time.

moving on. looking forward to doha. :)

hey rachel! thanks for the match report :wavey:

hey cathyC :wavey:

hello to everyone :wavey:

AliciAmelie
Feb 20th, 2005, 12:50 PM
Alicia definately played well in that second set. It was so close, but unfortunate that she couldn't take advantage of her break points. I think Amèlie did not have a single break point in that second set. But then again she served and volleyd well and played very agressive. But Alicia played some awesome winners today and has definately nothing to be ashamed of. Amèlie just turned out to be a little better today. Hopefully we'll see more matches in the future of these two...

Go girls!!!

~Rachel~
Feb 20th, 2005, 08:13 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong but the only two players Alicia has lost to this year have been the No.1 seeds; Lindsay at the aussie open and now Amelie. That's pretty impressive :worship: If Alicia keeps up this form I can't see her dropping out of the top ten anytime soon ;)

peanuts
Feb 21st, 2005, 04:05 AM
yep. she has only lost to the top seeds and after reading about amelie's win against venus, i feel much better to know there wasn't much that alicia can do against amelie. amelie has played really well this week and she has the momentum and rhythm coz she has been playing for two weeks in a row and reaching the final of both tourneys. i think alicia just needs more match play to get back on her groove and win those important points in tiebreaks. ;) :D

peanuts
Feb 21st, 2005, 04:07 AM
hello AliciAmelie :wavey: you must be having a blast today
after amelie's win against venus ;) :)

CathyC!
Feb 21st, 2005, 10:26 AM
hey rachel! thanks for the match report :wavey:

hey cathyC :wavey:

hello to everyone :wavey:

hello hello peanuts :) :hug:

vivy09
Feb 21st, 2005, 11:10 AM
hi peanuts!