omg i'm so happy for Kveta!! what an unbelievably great she has had considering she didn't play for so long. i guess "what's in a name" doesn't really work when you think about Kveta :)
Jun 25th, 2005, 02:07 PM
Jun 25th, 2005, 02:08 PM
Wow Kveta! Great stuff :D
Jun 25th, 2005, 02:09 PM
Jun 25th, 2005, 02:10 PM
wow Kveta :D :woohoo:
Jun 25th, 2005, 02:37 PM
Holy crap!! :woohoo: Are you serious that she never reached Round of 16 in a Slam before?! :eek:
Jun 25th, 2005, 02:58 PM
OMG Kveta! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: She is doing great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats on her win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:46 PM
Conchita :rolleyes: :o Big chance for QF's wasted and she might not get another chance :sad:
Kveta better win Petrova now.
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:50 PM
wow Kveta! :eek:
Great stuff! :yeah: :bigclap: :hug:
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:01 PM
A big of a shock but Kveta been having a good yr
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:20 PM
Woohoo Kveta:) Keep going!
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:34 PM
Jun 25th, 2005, 05:12 PM
I'm pissed off :banghead:
Jun 25th, 2005, 10:41 PM
Martinez Falls to Peschke
Saturday, June 25, 2005
In 1994, a young Spanish girl stopped Martina Navratilova from taking the Ladies Singles' title for a record 10th time. She had pulled her muscle and dropped a set but persisted to end Navratilova's Wimbledon reign.
But a full 11 years have passed since that final. Conchita Martinez, at 33, is no longer young, does not have a seeding and has not won any major event in the past four years. On Court 18 today she was knocked out by a determined Kveta Peschke in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.
The Czech took just 70 minutes to finish the match against the struggling Spaniard. In the first five games, both players held their serves but then with a couple of crunching winners Peschke raced to two break points. Martinez tensed but, in no mood to give up, easily took the game to deuce. A long rally followed and with a passing winner Peschke reached her third break point. Martinez valiantly fought back and volleyed to drag the game back to deuce but stumbled again and with a wild backhand conceded the game to trail by 2-4.
Peschke seized the opportunity and was in top form. She played a fine baseline game but did not shy away from coming to the net. Martinez made a brief comeback when she broke Peschke in the ninth game but the Czech soon avenged the game and broke Martinez again to take first set 6-4.
The crowd cheered Martinez as she opened the second set. But her fans' support was not enough to rescue her. Peschke, meanwhile, became more aggressive. She hit to the forecourt more often, served meticulously and produced more passing winners. Martinez slumped and stared helplessly at second set scoreline of 6-1.
Written by Sajid Shaikh
Martinez (ESP) Peschke (CZE)
1st Serve %: 36 of 54 = 67% 33 of 55 = 60%
Double Faults: 1 2
Unforced Errors: 20 21
Winning % on 1st Serve: 20 of 36 = 56% 23 of 33 = 70%
Winning % on 2nd Serve: 9 of 18 = 50% 14 of 22 = 64%
Winners (Incl. Service): 13 24 :eek:
Receiving Points Won: 18 of 55 = 33% 25 of 54 = 46%
Break Point Conversions: 1 of 6 = 17% 4 of 8 = 50%
Net Approaches: 7 of 8 = 88% 15 of 20 = 75%
Total Points Won: 47 62
Fastest Serve: 101 MPH 100 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed: 92 MPH 96 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed: 80 MPH 83 MPH
Jun 25th, 2005, 11:23 PM
I'm shocked that Peschke has advanced this far. I see her great run ending against Nadia though.
Jun 25th, 2005, 11:28 PM
best of luck.
Jun 26th, 2005, 03:56 AM
yay kveta :D :bounce: beat petrova!
Jun 26th, 2005, 04:32 AM
Too bad for Conchita, but Kveta :bounce: :kiss:
Jun 26th, 2005, 04:34 AM
Nice win, Miss Hrdlickova. ;)
Jun 26th, 2005, 04:52 AM
I'm soooo happy! :D
I really hope i get to see Kveta-Nadia on tv - you can do it kveta!
Jun 26th, 2005, 04:54 AM
Yay Go Kveta Girl I only have 2 faves left in the draw so get far :lol:
Jun 26th, 2005, 10:06 AM
I expected this win :woohoo: Still very happy :worship: Kveta :hearts:
Jun 26th, 2005, 10:20 AM
Congrats to Kveta, but :rolleyes: to Conchita, who didn't even try!!! :rolleyes: