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ZAK
Aug 1st, 2005, 07:19 PM
Tati's last shot at regaining form before the US Open

beauty_is_pink
Aug 1st, 2005, 07:37 PM
:woohoo:
c'mon Tati! do awesome here!!!

selyoink
Aug 1st, 2005, 08:44 PM
She is in dire need of a couple of victories in Toronto. If she loses first round again I would suspect her confidence to be completely shot.

yukon145
Aug 1st, 2005, 10:41 PM
she has lots of points to defend here too, please Tati you can do it!

wurzelman
Aug 1st, 2005, 11:43 PM
C'mon Tati :yeah: best wishes

tennisrulz8
Aug 2nd, 2005, 01:05 AM
come on tati!! Win your first round match.

andrewbroad
Aug 2nd, 2005, 01:27 AM
She is in dire need of a couple of victories in Toronto. If she loses first round again I would suspect her confidence to be completely shot.

If Tatiana were that fragile, she would never have got to where she is today.

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rseto
Aug 2nd, 2005, 02:57 AM
i just looked at the toronto entry list and it's going to be close on whether tati will be seeded or not. the top 16 are seeded and she's #18 on the list but molik is, i think, out and bovina is currently injured. she's almost guaranteed a tough player for the 1st round.

selyoink
Aug 2nd, 2005, 03:10 AM
Maybe not getting a seed would be a good thing. Put the pressure on her for a good result as I'm sure she expects to be seeded at every tournament.

ZAK
Aug 2nd, 2005, 03:29 AM
Tati has no chance of being seeded after her drop to 24(or lower) after San Diego. Like Niktosrule said, that could end up being a positive thing

Harju.
Aug 2nd, 2005, 05:59 PM
Allez Tati. Here's for a good draw and a first round win. Cheers.

Harju.
Aug 5th, 2005, 03:56 AM
Maria, are you going to give messages to Tati like you guys always do to Dani? :hehehe:

ZAK
Aug 8th, 2005, 12:55 AM
Seeds at Toronto barring futher withdrawls:

1. Sharapova
2. Mauresmo
3. Kuznetsova
4. Henin-Hardenne
5. Serena
6. Petrova
7. Clijsters
8. Pierce
9. Myskina
10. Dechy
11. Jankovic
12. Ivanovic
13. Likhovtseva
14. Hantuchova
15. Safina
16. Golovin
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Next-in for seeds:
17. Vaidisova
18. Schiavone
So 3 players have to withdraw for Tati to be seeded; it's possible, because Justine, Serena, Molik, and Bovina are all kinda questionable. Either way its a very difficult field.

Aug. 10- Bovina is out, but Hantuchova enters. Tati is still 19th
Aug. 11- Zvonareva is out, Molik is out. Tati up to 17th
Aug. 12- Venus is out. Tati up to 16th

beauty_is_pink
Aug 8th, 2005, 03:37 AM
Maria, are you going to give messages to Tati like you guys always do to Dani? :hehehe:
well if you guys like, I don't mind :)

Barrie_Dude
Aug 8th, 2005, 04:54 AM
well if you guys like, I don't mind :) I like!

Harju.
Aug 9th, 2005, 07:26 PM
well if you guys like, I don't mind :)
well thanks. when are you leaving? i guess i'll make a thread for it.

HTE
Aug 10th, 2005, 07:34 PM
well if you guys like, I don't mind :)

yes, please :worship:

yukon145
Aug 11th, 2005, 03:38 AM
Pierce is now unsure of playing here, but we are about where we started because Dani is now ahead of Tati.

yukon145
Aug 11th, 2005, 03:28 PM
Zvonareva and Molik have both pulled out im pretty sure. we only need one more withdrawl for Tati to get a seed. hopfully she does get one because Serena, Pierce, and maybe even Justine could all pull out.

wurzelman
Aug 11th, 2005, 10:50 PM
good good

yukon145
Aug 13th, 2005, 02:26 AM
good Tati is seeded, here's to a good draw tomorrow!

rseto
Aug 13th, 2005, 08:00 AM
i'm hoping tati gets to play more than a match here in case she doesn't get into new haven, especially with the us open coming up.

ZAK
Aug 13th, 2005, 07:17 PM
Tati's section of the draw:

(1)M.Sharapova
Bye
F.Schiavone
A.Medina Garrigues
G.Dulko
M.Domachowska
K.Sprem
T.Golovin
A.Myskina
Qualifier
S.Asagoe
(WC)A.Wozniak
Qualifier
R.Vinci
Bye
S.Williams

Sprem is a pretty good first match

Harju.
Aug 13th, 2005, 07:35 PM
Pretty decent draw. I'm expecting Sharapova to withdraw, or even better, don't withdraw and get the juicy bonus points.

Sprem is slumping atm. Then Dulko/Domachowska, a winnable match but Tati always have problem with the youngsters :shrug:. Then most prolly Frannie and then the tough one. Nastya/Serena. Nastya would be tired since she'll be is Stockholm till at least Sunday and would have to play in Toronto by Tuesday. Serena is still injured or no, but overall a pretty great draw.

yukon145
Aug 13th, 2005, 08:41 PM
lets get past Sprem first, before we worry about other matches. hopfully Sprem will just hit unforced error after unforced error and Tati will win easily.

tennisrulz8
Aug 14th, 2005, 12:52 AM
lets get past Sprem first, before we worry about other matches. hopfully Sprem will just hit unforced error after unforced error and Tati will win easily.

i agree. she needs to focus on the first round first. Come on TATI!

ZAK
Aug 14th, 2005, 03:14 AM
Fingon saw Tati praticing with Dinara Safina today in Toronto, apparently things weren't looking that good for Tati :tape: but she has time

ZAK
Aug 14th, 2005, 03:24 AM
Well, according to a different report things were going well for Tati :):

Then I watched Dinara and Golovin practise. Golovin looked very good. She can really rip the ball. Has a topsin kinda of rip but it manages to just reach over the net and land just inside the baseline.

I believe this one ;)

tennisrulz8
Aug 14th, 2005, 03:52 AM
Well, lets hope things are going well.

selyoink
Aug 14th, 2005, 04:04 AM
She has an excellent first round draw. If she loses to Sprem it could be panic time. After that who knows what will happen.

rseto
Aug 14th, 2005, 07:40 AM
it's too bad tati didn't play sprem earlier in the year. she seems to be doing a bit better recently. but sprem is also the type of player that tati usually plays well against.

overall, this is a good opportunity for tati to get a win or two.

wurzelman
Aug 14th, 2005, 08:32 PM
Yeah, great chance of getting some wins under her belt. Good luck.

Harju.
Aug 14th, 2005, 10:25 PM
Draw has been changed due to Shyperova's withdrawal.

Kuznetsova taking over Shyperova's place and Myskina takes over Serena's place and Hantuchova replaces Myskina.

So it's :

S.Kuznetsova vs Bye
LL vs A.Medina Garrigues
G.Dulko vs M.Domachowska
K.Sprem vs T.Golovin

D.Hantuchova vs Qualifier
S.Asagoe vs (WC)A.Wozniak
Qualifier vs R.Vinci
Bye vs A.Myskina

Good luck Tati. Her first match is pretty crucial. Wide open draw now.

yukon145
Aug 14th, 2005, 11:39 PM
please Tati win your first round match. anyway you can, just win.

Tati is also playing doubles with Dechy. i like that team, they have done well together before.

1)Black/Stubbs vs. Bye
Callens/Krizan vs. Dechy/Golovin
Drake/Grant vs. Sromova/Zheng
Vinci/Voskoboeva vs. Groenefeld/Navratilova

(4)Hantuchova/Sugiyama vs. Bye
Dubois/Ivanovic vs. Llagostera Vives/Pennetta
Fujiwara/Muller vs. Granville/Gullickson
Grande/Stewart vs. Bartoli/Pratt

Medina Garrigues/Safina vs. Qualifier
Dekmeijere/Kostanik vs. Craybas/Russell
Camerin/Serra Zanetti vs. Salerni/Vento-Kabchi
Bye vs. (3)Martinez/Ruano Pascual

Asagoe/Garbin vs. Jidkova/Matevzic
Cohen-Aloro/Sfar vs. Domachowska/Talaja
Dulko/Kirilenko vs. (WC)Pelletier/Wozniak
Bye. vs Kuznetsova/Petrova

Harju.
Aug 15th, 2005, 01:18 AM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20050815/capt.cpth11008150043.aces_are_wild_gala_topix_cpth 110.jpg

Tati @ Aces are Wild Gala :hearts:

selyoink
Aug 15th, 2005, 02:26 AM
Very pretty Tati!

ZAK
Aug 15th, 2005, 07:49 AM
Sprem vs. Golovin is the night match on center court today. Good luck Tati!

Its good to see Tati playing double with Dechy; I've always seen that as a potential Fed Cup asset

martirogi
Aug 15th, 2005, 02:53 PM
vamos tatix :bounce: :bounce:

please win at least one match

Tati & Dani
Aug 15th, 2005, 04:06 PM
difficult first round but goodluck Tati :bounce:

andrewbroad
Aug 15th, 2005, 06:47 PM
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20050815/capt.cpth11008150043.aces_are_wild_gala_topix_cpth 110.jpg

I believe the phrase is "smoking-hot"! :hearts: :D

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beauty_is_pink
Aug 15th, 2005, 09:00 PM
Today I went to Rogers Cup, she was practising in the morning.. but her practise court was too far away.. so I thought this other player was her.. until she left the court and I saw her face! :haha: :cuckoo:

I missed her :( hopefully tomorrow will be the day ;) :bounce:

tennisrulz8
Aug 15th, 2005, 10:44 PM
Good luck tati!!!

wurzelman
Aug 15th, 2005, 11:15 PM
nice pic of Tati :yeah: :hearts:

wurzelman
Aug 16th, 2005, 12:33 AM
Tati won the 1st set 6-4 :yeah:
currently 5-4 to tati, sprem's serve

yukon145
Aug 16th, 2005, 12:43 AM
Tati def Sprem 6-4 6-4. very close match, Tati was only broken once! good luck in the next round, Dulko i think.

wurzelman
Aug 16th, 2005, 12:47 AM
YAY TATI WON 6-4 6-4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well done Tati. Hopefully she'll beat Gisela now.
Some stats:

57% first serves in
71% first serve points won
1 2nd serve ace :eek:
58% points won on second serve
6 Double Faults
3/7 break points converted
73 points won, to Sprem's 61

Tati & Dani
Aug 16th, 2005, 01:02 AM
:woohoo:

now i can go to bed

congrats tati :yeah:

yukon145
Aug 16th, 2005, 01:19 AM
new pics up at getty too. Tati wore her wimbledon dress.

wurzelman
Aug 16th, 2005, 01:28 AM
:woohoo:

now i can go to bed

congrats tati :yeah:

yeah same

ZAK
Aug 16th, 2005, 01:37 AM
Good win Tati! Now that she's won a match she'll have some confidence :D

martirogi
Aug 16th, 2005, 02:12 AM
vamos tatix vs dulko. you can win for sure. :banana: :banana: :banana:

selyoink
Aug 16th, 2005, 02:22 AM
An excellent start for Tati. I hope she can take care of Dulko.

yukon145
Aug 16th, 2005, 02:38 AM
:D

http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20050816/i/r3383837471.jpg?

rseto
Aug 16th, 2005, 02:51 AM
good win! i liked the way she finished off the match. from the live scoring, sprem had some chances to level the set at 5 but she couldn't hold her serve. tati then had a break point and was able to convert it right away.

good luck in the doubles with nat tomorrow, tati!

AK-DH Fan
Aug 16th, 2005, 11:24 AM
Nice-solid win Tati- goodluck against Dulko:) !!!!!!!

HTE
Aug 16th, 2005, 01:48 PM
Tati played an OK match I think, not that muich fireworks, but a step in the right direction. She needs more first serves in against Dulko, and fewer errors, but I think she'll be fine :D

HTE
Aug 16th, 2005, 02:51 PM
Gotta love the ignorance some reporters exhibit :rolleyes:


Day One Completed at the Rexall Centre
August 15, 2005 - No. 16 seed Tatiana Golovin earned a hard fought 6-4, 6-4 win over former top 20 Karolina Sprem to enter the second round at the Rogers Cup presented by American Express on Monday evening. The 22-year-old French withstood four aces from her opponent and broke serve three times to win in 1 hour, 28 minutes of play. Golovin will now play Gisela Dulko, who downed Polish Marta Domachowska 6-4, 6-1.

Sure there were murmours a few years back that Tati was older than her bio suggests, but 5 years! :lol:

Tati & Dani
Aug 16th, 2005, 04:38 PM
They showing the second set of Golovin-Sprem on Eurosport 1 now

yukon145
Aug 17th, 2005, 03:41 AM
i thought i should mention that Tati and Dechy won thier doubles match today in 3 sets. something like 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. i hope she isn't too tried for her singles match tomorrow. i hope she can beat Dulko, if she plays well i know she will.

Harju.
Aug 17th, 2005, 03:55 AM
Allez Tati. Not a pretty match. Hopefully she steps it up against Dulko.

ZAK
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:14 AM
Tati vs. Dulko is second on Grandstand today. Best of luck Tati!!!

rseto
Aug 17th, 2005, 01:04 PM
nice win in doubles. good luck against dulko, tati!

selyoink
Aug 17th, 2005, 06:00 PM
Tati has won the first set against Dulko 6-2.

selyoink
Aug 17th, 2005, 06:21 PM
Tati gets bagelled 6-0 in the second set.

HTE
Aug 17th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Allez Tati, win the third :D

tennisrulz8
Aug 17th, 2005, 06:31 PM
Come on TATI. Pull through and win the last set.

selyoink
Aug 17th, 2005, 06:47 PM
Tati loses 2-6, 6-0, 6-1.

Harju.
Aug 17th, 2005, 06:52 PM
I have this tiny feelings saying that she's injured. I hope she's just on the choke/tank mode.

rseto
Aug 17th, 2005, 06:53 PM
i just hope tati's not injured. i don't think i ever saw here lose that badly before (not counting the 1st set). guess we'll find that out if she plays doubles or not.

martirogi
Aug 17th, 2005, 07:19 PM
what the hell happened? its ok. after this bad of a loss she'll be frustrated enough to change some things and do better at us open.

Derek.
Aug 17th, 2005, 07:22 PM
Tati :sad: Something must have happened in the 2nd set, because she was cruising. :confused:

ZAK
Aug 17th, 2005, 07:39 PM
Well good first set... I have a feeling that she's been injured since May but doesn't want to take any time off. The truth is if she really is injured she needs to take an extended break or have ankle sugery or whatever is she needs to do; its better to just get it cleared up now then carrying an injury for the rest of her career. But hopefully that isn't it, but I don't know

TatiAnnahølic
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:34 PM
I think the main problem at the moment is that her confidence is so low... :( She's still young and thus very fragile mentally, and I think that being bageled really hurt her and just tanked... When Tati's playing at her level she has a GREAT fighting spirit, but at the moment she lacks any of it.

better luck in doubles! :kiss: Next week will be better, I'm sure! :hearts:

selyoink
Aug 17th, 2005, 08:37 PM
I think the biggest problem is no coach. She needs a coach who can help her with her game and give her good strategies against her opponents.

I hope she isn't still injured.

yukon145
Aug 17th, 2005, 09:40 PM
i hope she isn't injured, if she is i would hope that she would take the time to recovery fully. she does need a coach though. how the hell does she win a set 6-2 and then only win one more game the rest of the match???

beauty_is_pink
Aug 17th, 2005, 10:58 PM
what the heckkkkk :confused:
Tati was leading and playing great, then come the second set and she totally went into tank mode... :sad:

wurzelman
Aug 18th, 2005, 11:04 AM
Shame about this loss, after winning the 1st 6-2, then winning only 1 game thereafter she must be really upset. :sad:. Anyway at least she won 1 match and the doubles. Hopefully she isn't injured still. She's probably saving her victories so she can destroy the US open field. :yeah:

Harju.
Aug 18th, 2005, 03:37 PM
No match report yet? :sad:. Hopefully it's not an injury,

tennisrulz8
Aug 18th, 2005, 05:20 PM
Well, Dechy and Tati lost their doubles match 26 64 36

ZAK
Aug 18th, 2005, 05:26 PM
Pretty good doubles performance :) She seems to play well with Dechy

rseto
Aug 18th, 2005, 05:27 PM
tati and nat lost in doubles to black and stubbs, 6-2 4-6 6-3. close score considering they were playing one of the best doubles team out there. if they play more together, they might not be a bad team.

with the result, i guess she's not injured. :unsure:

selyoink
Aug 18th, 2005, 06:26 PM
Yeah I seem to think she most not be injured because she keeps playing doubles. Maybe she is just an idiot though.

ZAK
Aug 18th, 2005, 06:32 PM
Yeah I seem to think she most not be injured because she keeps playing doubles. Maybe she is just an idiot though.

She ain't no Svetlana ;)

rseto
Aug 18th, 2005, 06:39 PM
tati is also playing doubles because the fed cup final is coming soon. with the way they're playing singles, this is the only way that tati and nat will get to participate. :)

selyoink
Aug 18th, 2005, 06:40 PM
tati is also playing doubles because the fed cup final is coming soon. with the way they're playing singles, this is the only way that tati and nat will get to participate. :)

Good point.

yukon145
Aug 18th, 2005, 08:57 PM
i agree, i bet Mary and Amelie will play singles and hopfully Tati and Nat will be the doubles team for the final. im assuming that Mary and Amelie are playing this year, but for some reason last year they didn't feel like it. Even though Mary was at the match watching and cheering.

TatiAnnahølic
Aug 18th, 2005, 10:56 PM
Well, Dechy and Tati lost their doubles match 26 64 36wow that's a pretty good score :eek: and quite unexpected... I thought they would lose easily in straight sets. They should play the rest of the season if both are healthy :worship:

Derek.
Aug 18th, 2005, 11:24 PM
Good effort in dubz Tati & Nat. :smooch:

Harju.
Aug 19th, 2005, 04:07 PM
Well if she played double, meaning it's not an injury which is good. Short report from someone saying that Tati was spraying the balls all over. She needs to step it up to better. Tati still had her ankle taped though.

wurzelman
Aug 19th, 2005, 11:48 PM
Not a bad scoreline at all. Well done to Tati and Natalie. I am assuming she is not too badly injured but she wouldn't have to do so much work in doubles, but it will still get her matchfitness up a bit.