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kammgretel
Aug 13th, 2005, 07:20 AM
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Posted by DaNieLaRoCkZ

(Aug.13, 02:16 AM)

Im watching the match live on T.V

Garbin leads 1-0* 40-30

(Aug.13, 02:16 AM)

1-1

(Aug.13, 02:18 AM)

15-30 On Garbin's Serve

(Aug.13, 02:19 AM)

15-40 2 BP's

(Aug.13, 02:19 AM)

30-40 Missed Return

Game Dementieva *2-1

Its on TTC

(Aug.13, 02:21 AM)

Elena Serving:

15-0 FH winner CC

(Aug.13, 02:23 AM)

30-0 FH Wide be Garbin
40-0 Overhead winner on the line
40-15 DF
Game Dementieva 3-1* Return long

(Aug.13, 02:26 AM)

Garbin Serving at 1-3

15-0 FH Volley Winner
15-15 Dropshot winner from Elena
15-30: Slice into the bottom of net by Garbin
15-40: Backhand error
Game Dementieva *4-1.. BH Winner CC

(Aug.13, 02:29 AM)

Dementieva Serving at 4-1

0-15
15-15
30-15: Return error
40-15: Return error

Game Dementieva 5-1* FH winner

(Aug.13, 02:33 AM)

Garbin serving at 1-5

0-15: BH error
0-30 BH passing shot winner by Elena
15-30: Easy shot missed followed by scream by Elena
15-40: Fh Wide

Set Dementieva 6-1 FH Return winner

THE match in on The Tennis Channel like i already said

(Aug.13, 02:36 AM)

Dementieva serving to open Second set:

15-0: FH long
15-15: AM) [/b]azing angled BH Winner
30-15
40-15 Retun error
40-30 DF

Game Elena 1-0* after rally ended by error

(Aug.13, 02:41 AM)

Garbin Serving at 0-1*:

15-0: Good serve
30-0: FH just wide
40-0: BH error
40-15: Luck netcord for Elena
40-30: Good return forced error
40-40: FH forced error
Ad-40: Easy error off slow serve

Game Garbin 1-1* BH error

Elena leads 6-1 *1-1

(Aug.13, 02:47 AM)

Dementieva serving at 1-1:

0-15: FH wide
0-30: BH into net
0-40: DF #3
15-40: FH Wide by Garbin
30-40: Easy BH error.. Garbin has NO Power at all
40-40: Forced BH error
40-AD: BH long. BP #4
40-40: Great angled FH winner
AD-40: Another FH error

Game Dementieva: BH slice long

Dementieva leads 6-1 2-1*

(Aug.13, 02:51 AM)

Garbin serving at 1-2:

0-15
0-30: BH winner DTL
0-40: FH winner DTL
GAM) [/b]e Dementieva: BH into net

Dementieva leads *3-1

(Aug.13, 02:53 AM)

Dementieva Serving at 3-1:

0-15: FH error
15-15
30-15: Easy Return error
40-15: BH winner DTL

Game Dementieva: Return long

Dementieva leads 6-1 4-1*

(Aug.13, 02:56 AM)

Garbin serving at 1-6 1-4:

0-15: BH Passing shot winner
15-15: BH into the net
15-30: Easy winner of a sitter
15-40: FH Wide
Game Dementieva: Great return winner

Elena is wearing the game Red and yellow outfit.

(Aug.13, 02:59 AM)

Dementieva serving for match at 6-1 5-1:

0-15: Nice volley winner
15-15: FH winner CC
30-15: BH slice wide.. SOO many errors from Garbin
40-15: Return long


Game Set Match Elena Dementieva 6-1 6-1

This match was very boring to watch.. Tons of errors from Garbin and absolutely nothing to Trouble Elena with.. Elena Didn’t really have to do much. She won in 49 minutes

(Aug.13, 03:01 AM)

I dont even know how Garbin defeated the other players.. or even Justine at the French last year for that fact.. She has NO Power.. and Didnt do anything with the ball except moonball it down the middle.. Very boring to watch.. Elena did hit some good winners.. although she didnt play spectacular or anything

(Aug.13, 03:03 AM)

When commenting on Daniela.. SHe said "Daniela is a great player and it is going to be an interesting match tommorow."

OO and matchpoint was another easy error by Garbin.. GO figure
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kammgretel
Aug 13th, 2005, 09:54 PM
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23:42 That concludes eurosport.com/.co.uk's live coverage of the semifinals from Los Angeles, please re-join the website at 23:00cet / 10pm (UK time) for further scoring and comments of the final. Have a good day/evening wherever you are!

23:39 Game, set and match Hantuchova 6-3 6-4

23:38 Dementieva's forhand goes wide , it's three match points for Hantuchova

23:38 Perfect first shots from Hantuchova to be 30-0 up

23:35 Hantuchova's nerves have to hold now! It's the moment of truth for Hantuchova as Dementieva will return with nothing to lose anymore

23:34 Dementieva claims her first love game of the match but Hantuchova will next try to serve for the match

23:29 Hantuchova claims her serve saving two other break points for a 5-3 lead

23:23 Dementieva holds serve to come back at 3-4

23:20 Hantuchova confirms her break for a 4-2 lead

23:16 Hantuchova breaks for the second time in the match on her fourth attempt! Two explosive forehands made the difference ...Dementieva has big problems with her first serve

23:05 Hantuchova saved a break point with a backhand winner and closed the game with a scond one to level! Hantuchova has improved a lot in the last few weeks, especially on the mental aspect

22:58 Best game of the match from Dementieva who takes it to love for a 2-1 lead

22:55 Hantuchova holds serve complaining again for bad calls but manage to regain her composure! Good for her

22:48 Dementieva opens the second set scoreboard as Hantuchova complains after a bad call

22:43 Hantuchova was at 62% of first serve and 8 winners which is twice as much as Dementieva...The slovak is back at a great level and the most impressive thing in her game is her serve

22:43 Hantuchova claims the opening set 6-3 in 32 minutes

22:36 Dementieva win sher serve to come back at 3-5

22:34 Hantuchova confirms her lead with 2 aces

22:31 Dementieva holds serve to come back at 2-4

22:26 Hantuchova confirms her break for a 4-1 lead

22:23 Hantuchova has the first break of serve

22:23 What a great game for Hantuchova who returned close to perfection

22:22 Hantuchova holds serve for a 2-1 lead

22:16 Both don't have great serves so the return and the one who is the most agressive will prevail

22:15 Dementieva levels back

22:13 Hantuchova opens the scoreboard with a love game

22:11 Hantuchova is 25-17 coming into this match, reaching semifinals at Doha and at Cincinnati three weeks ago

22:10 Dementieva is 29-11 coming into this week's semifinals , a record highlighted by a runner-up finish at Charleston in April and semifinal finishes at Sydney and Indian Wells.

22:05 The 23-year-old Russian has regained the upper hand in their last three encounters, however, most recently claiming a 7-5 5-7 6-4 win in the third round of the Australian Open earlier this season.

22:00 These two players have played 8 times previously, with Dementieva holding a 6-2 lead in their head-to-head. Dementieva won their first career meetings, but came out on the losing end to Hantuchova twice in a row during the fall of 2002, suffering defeats at Filderstadt and Zurich, both indoor events held on carpet

21:59 Hello again and welcome to Eurosport.com's Live coverage of the Los Angeles Open where 9th seed Daniela Hantuchova takes on 3rd seed Daniela Hantuchova

08:30 Hello and good morning! Welcome to Eurosport.com/co.uk LIVE coverage of the WTA Los Angeles semi-finals. E. Dementieva (RUS) takes on D. Hantuchova (SVK) while K. Clijsters (BEL) battles F. Schiavone (ITA) all starting at 22:00 cet.

kammgretel
Aug 14th, 2005, 01:23 AM
Posted 8/13/2005 8:09 PM
Today's Top Sports Stories

Hantuchova upsets Dementieva at JPMorgan

By Beth Harris, The Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. — Daniela Hantuchova mixed solid serves with drop shots to upset third-seeded Elena Dementieva 6-3, 6-4 in the JPMorgan Chase Open semifinals Saturday.
The 22-year-old Slovak reached her first final in more than a year and just the fourth of her career.

"I'm really excited," she said. "I feel like I had a great summer so far. I'm really enjoying it."

Hantuchova will play the winner of the evening semifinal between fifth-seeded Kim Clijsters and No. 13 seed Francesca Schiavone of Italy.

It was Hantuchova's first victory over Dementieva since 2002, the best year so far of her fledgling career.

Back then, Hantuchova won her first WTA Tour singles title at Indian Wells, Calif., beating Martina Hingis in the final, and reached the semifinals or better at six tournaments. She finished the year ranked eighth in the world.

But after getting to No. 5 early in 2003, she was beset by personal problems and slumped to 19th at year's end, never beating a higher-ranked player.

"I wouldn't really like to go back to those times again," she said.

Hantuchova ended last year at No. 31, reaching only the Eastbourne final on grass, where she lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova.

This year, Hantuchova has a 23-17 match record, and made the semifinals in Doha in February and Cincinnati a few weeks ago.

She hired a personal trainer to travel with her, so she can work out on days when she doesn't play matches.

"I don't waste any more of my time," she said. "It makes such a difference knowing I can hit that one extra shot. That makes life much more easier."

She received a walkover in the quarterfinals when top-seeded Maria Sharapova withdrew Friday because of a strained chest muscle.

Dementieva brought a 6-2 career record into the semifinals against Hantuchova, having won their previous three consecutive meetings.

"This was one of the best matches I've played against her," Hantuchova said. "I tried to step it up a little bit, went for my shots and be aggressive, but at same time be a little smarter."

Hantuchova won the first game with a 104-mph serve and never looked back. She earned the only two service breaks of the match. Dementieva managed only two break points against Hantuchova, who converted 85% of her first serves.

"She mixed it up with her serve very well and I couldn't break her," Dementieva said. "She has a great serve, a very solid game, all she needs is to move like she did today. She could be in the top five."

Hantuchova closed the first set in 33 minutes with a 103-mph serve that her Russian opponent returned into the net.

Tied 2-all in the second set, Dementieva struggled to hold while facing four break points. Hantuchova cracked a forehand crosscourt to go up 3-2 and won three of the final five games to close it out.

Hantuchova mixed up her shots, catching Dementieva too deep on drop shots. She won 8-of-10 points at the net.

"She was very aggressive from the first ball," Dementieva said. "She moved me around very well. I was playing kind of defensive all the time and that's what I don't like to do."

from:
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farini
Aug 14th, 2005, 10:44 AM
Lena :sad:

Chunchun
Aug 14th, 2005, 01:41 PM
LOL. What a thread :lol:

kammgretel
Aug 23rd, 2005, 08:37 PM
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1-0 Vera / Vera held 1-0* / Vera D holds for 1-0. / Wiera holds 1-0*

Elena holds too 1-1* / Lena D. holds for 1-1. Now break Lena. /1-1 Elena with an ace!

Vera D. held 2-1*/ Wiera holds 2-1*

Elena holds for 2-2* / 2-2 Vera Elena

Lena D. breaks for 3-2. Now hold again! / Elena breaks at 30 3*-2 / Elena
breaks *3-2 / Lena*3:2 /

Lena D. holds for 4-2. Now get another break. You will need it. / Elena holds at 15 4-2* / Elena holds 4-2*

Elena breaks to love I guess *5-2 / Lena D. breaks for 5-2. Now serve it out. / Lena was 4/2 15-0 and suddenly it's 5/2 Hold Lena now!!! /lena serving for set1!!!

sp Lena! Take it pls!

Deuce

Lena D. serves out the set 6-2. / Lena 6/2 / Elena holds and takes 1st set 6-2 / Elena wins first set 6-2! /

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Lena 40/0 take these bps!

Lena vs Vera
6-2
0-*0
30-0
40-0
40-15
40-30
40-40
AD-40
Cuidado Lena, siempre se gana el primer Set, pero lo importante es el resto!!

Lena D. breaks for 1-0!

Lena vs Vera
6-2
0-*0
30-0
40-0
40-15
40-30
40-40
AD-40
40-40
AD-40
40-40 Estαn peleando demasiado para este...
AD-40

Elena gets an early break *1-0

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Lena vs Vera
6-2
1*-0

30-15
30-30

Lena D. holds for 2-0. / Elena holds from bp down! 6-2 2-0
*2-0 30-0

Lena 2/0 40/0 C'mon!

Lena D. breaks for 3-0. / Elena breaks at love! 6-2 3*-0

Lena vs Vera
6-2
2-0*

15-0
30-0
40-0
3*-0

Elena leads 3-0* / 3/0! Keep going Lena!!!

Lena vs Vera
6-2
3*-0

15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15

4-0* This is too good to be true. Lena must be on fire.

Vera holds for 1-4. / Vera holds at love 6-2 4*-1

Lena 4/1 0/30 Hold now Lena!!!!

deuce now

Ad Douchevina

Vera breaks for 2-4. Well I think we all know Lena would get broken at some
point. / Wiera broke back *2-4

Bepa 2/6 2/4 30/15

Lena again is lacking that killer instinct

Vera 2-6 *2-4 30-15 / lena dont choke now plz...

Vera holds for 3-4. Must hold now Lena.

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Lena vs Vera
6-2

4*-1
0-15
0-30
15-30
40-40 Deuce n1
40-AD

4*-2
0-15
0-30
15-30

Vera holds 3-4 She's won 3 straight games Elena must hold now

Lena vs Vera
6-2

4*-1
0-15
0-30
15-30
40-40 Deuce n1
40-AD

4*-2
0-15
0-30
15-30
15-40

4*-3

Got broken when she's having 69% 1serve with 1DF

Lena 6/2 4/3 [should be 5/2]

Lena C'mon! Hold!!!!!!!!!!

Wiera holds 3-4*

OMG 0-40 Elena / 0 40 lena whats happening?

Lena vs Vera
6-2
4-3*

0-15
0-30
0-40 No Lena no dejes que te gane Douch.

She goes 0/40 while her serve goes to 71% it means she hitts errors all the time

Lena you'd better win it!!!

Vera breaks for 4-4. Crap! / Elena broken again 4-4* /Omg....4-4

0 15 looks lil bit promising...

Lena 6-2 4-4* 15-15
wasted a BP / BP wasted... Deuce

Lena vs Vera
6-2
4-4*

15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40 levantαte Lena ya!!

Break her now Lena!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Lena gets the break back for 5-4. Now close it out!

Elena BREAKS!!! Finally a game! Please serve it out

Elena breaks *5-4 / plz close this out lena...

Lena vs Vera
6-2
4-4*

40-40
AD-40

5*-4 Sirve para el set, vamo!!! Es facil... / Now Hoooooooold for Gods sake!!!!!!!!!

*5:4 serving for match

30-0 Elena / 30-love Yes yes 2 points Lena!!!!

40-0 Elena / Should win now / 40-love Lena finish her!!!!!!!

Lena serves it out for a 6-2, 6-4 win. Excellent work Lena closing it out in straight sets.

Lena vs Vera
6-2

5*-4
15-0
30-0 Falta 2 puntitos,
40-0 Match point.
iii???

E.Dementieva def. V.Douchevina 6-2 6-4 / Yeah Lena!!! and closing to love after losing 2 straight services. You're really unpredictable girl / Elena won!!
A good match until 6-2 4-0 when you drop 4 straight games! Rest for QF against Medina Garrigues~ / shoulkd be 6 2 6 0 but 6 2 6 4 is good as well go lena go..

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P.L.B.
Aug 23rd, 2005, 08:55 PM
Wow, so many details :eek:

Paco
Aug 24th, 2005, 08:36 PM
Nice work

Mathijs
Aug 24th, 2005, 10:02 PM
Great Job you did there Kamm, keep it up!! :bounce:

kammgretel
Aug 25th, 2005, 07:13 PM
medina serving 0-15

15-40
30-40
deuce
advantage elena dementieva
Deuce
3 bps wasted
AD Elena
Deuce
AD Anabel
advatage anabel medina garrigues

3-0 / Anabel holds *0-3 Elena wasted 4 or 5 BPs / 3-0* medina leads.. come on elena... wake up! / Fight Elena, this is a tough match as predicted. Get some confidence by winning this match!

elena serves..
0-15
15-15
15-15(first point on serve for elena)
15-30
15-40
Anabel breaks again *4-0 :rolleyes: / bps medina...H / Anabel *4-0 Vamos !!!
30-40 Broken!!! 4-0
Medina serves 4*-0
15-0
30-0
40-15...urgh
deuce!
4-1* / Elena breaks *1-4 / AD Elena / Finally GAME Elena!! 1*-4 / 4-1...some pride there.. / Time to hold!

can uplease hold serve elena..
15-30
Deuce / deuce...elena can u please HOLD>!..il buy u a sweet...

Anabel breaks and takes 1st set 6-4 :rolleyes: / Elena lost 1st set :sad:/ Please fight back to win the second & final set :fiery: / ohokie.. as long as i know u can win games...now please........please please..win this in 3 sets / Now please fight back Elena! / Lena, wake up :mad: / No hope.. These days Lena does not fight back.. Expect straight sets here.. / elena fight back... /

Anabel holds 1-0*
Anabel serves 15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
40-30
GAME Anabel

6-4 1-0
fine..now HOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! / fight Elena! :mad: / what did medina achieved this yeaR? havent heard much from her..accept RG..almost beating justine there. / well this is not looking good ,I am glad Ys is happy ,hes been waiting for this , i expect hes having a great time ,but anyway ,lena is playing shit and may as well if she loses this ,pack up and return to Russia for the rest of the season and try sort it out..

Elena serves
0-15
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
Deuce!
Ad Anabel!! / AD Anabel
Deuce

A: It's not you.. She is not half a player she used to be.
B: OK - but I'm still not betting on her anymore...

Elena broken 0-2* :scared: / bp yet again 2-0 / omg Lena broken again :mad:
6-4 2-0

ok..now she is 0-2 down..in the 2nd set...and lost the first..
what do u think we should do..i never stop cheering her..
but should i cheer even more.or keep this tone....
i mean..i hope she can feels us

0-30, take your chances, Elena! / it's over!!!!I am dead. LENA,YOU ARE THE MURDERER!!

A: It must be me...I've bet on her 2ce in a month, and both times she's played like shite! Not gonna bet on her anymore
B: No, it's not just you. I went broke by betting on Elena.

30 all..please lenaaaaaaa

A: ok..now she is 0-2 down..in the 2nd set...and lost the first..
what do u think we should do..i never stop cheering her..
but should i cheer even more.or keep this tone....
i mean..i hope she can feels us
B: Yes, I do feel very frustrated now, she has been playing like a world number 20 sth player this year...

bp
deuce

A: No, it's not just you. I went broke by betting on Elena.
B: aww...well she didn't make me broke...the QFs and I think San Diego (was that where Kim lost to Peng? ) made me broke. I bet on all the losing players!

0-40 / 0/40........omg / Lena :help: again :redface: / I don't know why she has not yet been able to hold serve after 2 years' 'intensive training'...

30/40.c'mon
And now broken 2-4* Pathetic Elena :rolleyes: / OMG lena! / broken 2-4 / Jelena 4-6 2-4* :smashtard:
Held once and broken 7 times... :help: Held her serve only once / Goddamn Lena Hold your serve for once pls!, Figght her!!! Break, just BREAAAAAK!! / OMG Dementieva USOPEN runner up struggles against clay court player / Serving woes again from Elena I guess....

From 0-40 to deuce :frown:
40/40......
from 0-40 to deuce / helpless cause
deuce again.... :frown:
waste 4th bp
bp #5 / take the damn bp, elena!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And now she breaks back *3-4 :lol:
NOW HOLD ELENA!! :shout:
*15-40 again :fiery:
deuce!!! / deuce :eek: please hold :bowdown:
wow. elena saved 2 bp :eek: :clapsss:
wow! 13/17 breaks!!!! that's incredible! If Elena can start holding serve consistently, she'll be a force to be reckoned with / C'mon Elena! Fight! / Elena saves 3rd bp in this game!! Now just attempt to win 2 points in a row! Not more!

deuce

If Elena loses serve she'll probably lose 4-6 4-6 unless Anabel gets jitters serving for the match... good thing she doesn't need to break for the match...

adv Medina :redface: / please hold already, elena d!!!!!!!!!! /
Again Elena broken... 3-5* :rolls: / 3-5*........

broken again, this is over.
break to stay in the match, elena :scared:

medina serving for the match
4-6 3-5* It's over Please practise more and reach the 3rd round in USO :redface:
30-00 Anabel only 2 points from the victory
Triple MP... :rolleyes:
Mp.....6/4....6/3..... :frown: / 6/4, 6/3.... :frown:
Elena needs to break to stay in the match and then serve to stay in the match.. I think she can do the former, but not the latter... Elena :(
Lena :sad: i was hoping for a SF match with Momo / bye bye.
Lost, after saving 2 MPs :crying2:
A.Medina Garrigues def. E.Dementieva 6-4 6-3
Elena :kiss:

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A: This is hillarious.. And to think that one of them is on paper a Top 10 player..

kammgretel
Aug 26th, 2005, 03:37 AM
GogoGirls find it amazing that although Elena has a better serving percentage and low double faults from times past, she still couldn't hold her serve. Is it nerves?


Check out these stats:

Grandstand: Women's Singles - Quarterfinals 1 2 3


Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 6 6


Elena Dementieva (RUS) [4] 4 3

Elapsed Time By Set 42 59

Statistics: Match • Set 1 • Set 2
Match Summary Medina Garrigues Dementieva


1st Serve % 74% 71%
Aces 1 0
Double Faults 2 3
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 30 of 58 = 52% 15 of 45 = 33%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 7 of 20 = 35% 8 of 18 = 44%
Winners (including service) 1 0
Unforced Errors 2 3
Break Point Conversions 8 of 17 = 47% 6 of 16 = 38%
Net Approaches 0 of 0 = 0% 0 of 0 = 0%
Total Points Won 77 64

Someone please explain to me how the winners to unforced errors ratios can be this low? Is it just me, or do these folks have up the wrong stats?

Hopefully, Elena will make the quarters of her draw.

kammgretel
Aug 28th, 2005, 09:12 AM
Women's Preview: Week of August 30 (Exclusive)
Women's Look Forward: U. S. Open
It was stunning, when the seed list came out: Everyone was present. Even Elena Bovina, who last played at Roland Garros.
That's on paper. In fact, Bovina withdrew shortly afterward, and it's going to be interesting to see how many others are really able to play. In light of the injury situation, we're going to do a rather different sort of preview, listing the seeds, their injuries, and their hardcourt/USO results. Players who have been hurt in the weeks since Wimbledon are shown in ALL CAPS, just to show how many of them there are (though a few of those cases of "flu," and at least a few of the others, seem a bit dubious).

· 1. MARIA SHARAPOVA. Recent results: Has missed most of hardcourt season. USO history: 3-2 record; best result a third round; best hardcourt title is a Tier II. Latest injury: Pectoral; also back; withdrew from Los Angeles and has not played since.
· 2. LINDSAY DAVENPORT. Recent results: Prior to winning New Haven, had been injured since Wimbledon. USO history: 1998 champion; 2000 finalist; five semifinal including last three years straight. Latest injury: Back; played only five games between Wimbledon and New Haven.
· 3. Amelie Mauresmo. Recent results: Played limited hardcourt schedule; made Canadian Open SF, New Haven F -- but didn't look good in the late rounds. USO history: Has made QF last four years straight, but has only one SF (2002). Latest injury: Nothing major, but she played some very long matches in high temperatures.
· 4. Kim Clijsters. Recent results: Won three of four summer hardcourt events; has been the dominant player of the summer. USO history: 2003 finalist; other than that, nothing better than a QF. Latest injury: Has been healthy since Rome.
· 5. SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA. Recent results: 2005 record of 27-14, but 2-3 in last three events. USO history: 2004 champion, but never past third round before that. Latest injury: Hurt back at Canadian Open; withdrew from New Haven.
· 6. Elena Dementieva. Recent results: has not made a final since Charleston; has three first round losses in last seven events; lost in the New Haven QF. USO history: 2004 finalist; 2000 SF. Latest injury: Shoulder problems during grass season; seems to be healthy now.
· 7. JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE. Recent results: Undefeated on clay, but lost 1R at Wimbledon and lost the F at the Canadian Open, her only hardcourt warmup. USO history: 2003 winner; never past fourth round in other years. Latest injury: Withdrew from San Diego citing a hamstring injury.
· 8. SERENA WILLIAMS. Recent results: Only one tournament since Wimbledon; withdrew from third round of Canadian Open. USO history: 1999, 2002 champion; finalist in 2001; QF last year. Latest injury: Knee; has had ankle problems since the clay season.
· 9. NADIA PETROVA. Recent results: Made the Rome final and Roland Garros SF, but nothing better than a QF since. USO history: Reached QF for first time last year; only one other Fourth Round showing. Latest injury: Pectoral strain suffered at Canadian Open.
· 10. VENUS WILLIAMS. Recent results: Wimbledon title, Stanford F. USO history: Two titles, two finals, two semifinals -- but lost in the fourth round last year. Latest injury: Withdrew from Stockholm and the Canadian Open with flu.
· 11. Patty Schnyder. Recent results: Cincinnati title, Stanford semifinal, San Diego quarterfinal, New Haven second round. Not the best trend.... USO history: Has never lost first round -- but has only once reached the quarterfinal. Latest injury: She's about the healthiest player on the Tour.
· 12. MARY PIERCE. Recent results: Won San Diego but hasn't played since. USO history: Has never been past QF in 12 tries. Latest injury: A shoulder problem that took her out of Los Angeles and the Canadian Open.
· 13. ANASTASIA MYSKINA. Recent results: Wimbledon QF, Stockholm F, Canadian Open SF. USO history: Made QF in 2003, but lost 2R last year; career record of 8-6 with two 1R losses. Latest injury: Hurt ankle at Canadian Open; withdrew from New Haven.
· 14. ALICIA MOLIK. Recent results: Hasn't won a match since Miami. USO history: Never been past third round. Latest injury: Ear infections have rendered her almost unable to play. Lost first round at New Haven in first match since Birmingham.
· 15. Nathalie Dechy. Recent results: In four events since Wimbledon, has only one quarterfinal. Lost first round at New Haven. USO history: Best result is a fourth round in 1998. Latest injury: No major injuries lately.
· WITHDRAWN: 16. ELENA BOVINA. Recent results: Has not played since Roland Garros. USO history: QF in 2003 -- but also two first round losses in four appearances. Latest injury: Her problem is with her shoulder.
· 17. Jelena Jankovic. Recent results: Three match losing streak. USO history: Reached second round last year, in first USO. Latest injury: Has been healthy all spring and summer.
· 18. ANA IVANOVIC. Recent results: Made Canadian Open third round before withdrawing; only event since Wimbledon. USO history: Never played main draw. Latest injury: Pectoral strain at Canadian Open.
· 19. VERA ZVONAREVA. Recent results: 1-3 since Wimbledon, and injured. USO history: Has never lost before third round, but has only one fourth round. Latest injury: Hurt ankle and has not played since San Diego.
· 20. ELENA LIKHOVTSEVA. Recent results: San Diego and New Haven Rounds of 16. USO history: In 12 tries, has never been past fourth round; lost 1R last year. Latest injury: Sick at Los Angeles.
· 21. Daniela Hantuchova. Recent results: Los Angeles F, Cincinnati SF, New Haven, Stanford QF, San Diego 2R, Canadian Open 1R. USO history: 2002 QF; 3R last two years. Latest injury: Well -- does playing way too many tournaments since Wimbledon count?.
· 22. Dinara Safina. Recent results: Round of 16 in all three post-Wimbledon tournaments. USO history: never been past fourth round. Latest injury: Prone to back problems, but seems to be healthy now.
· 23. SILVIA FARINA ELIA. Recent results: Hasn't won a match since Wimbledon due to injury. USO history: Only one fourth round and two third rounds in 13 attempts. Latest injury: Shoulder problems.
· 24. TATIANA GOLOVIN. Recent results: 1-4 record since Birmingham due to injury. USO history: Third round in first appearance last year. Latest injury: Right ankle sprain She thought she was over it. Maybe not.
· 25. Shinobu Asagoe. Recent results: Had 5 match losing streak before reaching Canadian Open Round of 16. USO history: QF last year; two third rounds and two first round losses before that. Latest injury: Has been playing a limited schedule, but no injury listed.
· 26. FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE. Recent results: 9-4 since Wimbledon with a SF at Los Angeles. USO history: In the last three years, has one quarterfinal and two Round of Sixteen showings. Latest injury: Hurt her knee at Los Angeles and missed New Haven.
· 27. Nicole Vaidisova. Recent results: Made Canadian Open QF with a win over Dechy in only post-Wimbledon event. USO history: Made first appearance last year as a qualifier; lost 1R. Latest injury: Healthy as far as we know.
· 28. Gisela Dulko. Recent results: Three Top 25 wins since Wimbledon, though all of them were over players with physical problems. 6-4 record in that time. USO history: Second round in only career appearance last year. Latest injury: Healthy as far as we know.
· 29. Flavia Pennetta. Recent results: Two clay SF since Wimbledon, but 3-3 on hardcourts with two losses to non-Top-50 players. USO history: Has never won a main draw match. Latest injury: Healthy as far as we know.
· 30. ANNA CHAKVETADZE. Recent results: Won at least two matches in all three events since Wimbledon; her New Haven SF was her best-ever result. USO history: Made 3R last year with win over Myskina in first appearance. Latest injury: Withdrew from Canadian Open, but came back strong at New Haven.
· 31. Ai Sugiyama. Recent results: Having a terrible year, but made San Diego final; won at least one match at all summer hardcourt events. USO history: Round of Sixteen last two years; has won the doubles. Latest injury: Healthy as far as we know.
· 32. ANNA-LENA GROENEFELD. Recent results: Made Stanford SF with a win over an injured Davenport. New Haven QF. Won Canadian Open doubles. But also lost 2R at San Diego, 1R at Canadian Open. USO history: Lost her only previous match. Latest injury: Hurt knee at New Haven; also had a hand problem at Los Angeles.
· 33. Vera Douchevina. Recent results: Made Stockholm SF; lost 2R at New Haven. USO history: Third round last year; lost 1R in 2003. Latest injury: Some nagging problems but seems to be basically healthy.

So to sum up the situation: Clijsters is clearly the player who has been playing the best, especially on hardcourts -- but her motivation may not be all we expect; she's already talking retirement (she told a Belgian newspaper that she expects to retire well before the 2008 Olympics). Plus she has problems with Slams. Slam problems go double for Mauresmo. Davenport's health is always an open question, and she has trouble with Slams, too. Henin-Hardenne hasn't looked the same since the clay season. Sharapova has been injured, and still hasn't won anything better than a weak Tier II on outdoor hardcourt, plus she hasn't won anything but a Tier III in the last half year -- and that on grass. Kuznetsova is hurting. The rest of the Russians are hurting of slumping or both. Serena Williams, who has perhaps the best history here, seems unable to get healthy. Venus hasn't played since Stanford. If you can find an actual favorite in that list, you're smarter than we are.
And even with 32 seeds, we have some fairly interesting unseeded players: Eleni Daniilidou, trying once again to get her game together. Sania Mirza has been climbing fast. Kveta Peschke is having perhaps the best year of her long career. Ashley Harkleroad needed a wildcard to get in, but her recent Challenger results argue for much better; since Wimbledon, she has two titles (Louisville $50K, Washington $50K), a final (College Park $50K), and two semifinals (Lexington $50K, Bronx $50K); if she could just figure out Camille Pin (who handed her two of her three losses), she'd be in great shape. Shahar Peer lost too soon at New Haven, but she has been climbing steadily. Peng Shuai handed Kim Clijsters her only loss of the summer hardcourt season. Amy Frazier has had a crummy year, but she knows hardcourts. Magdalena Maleeva is playing her last U. S. Open; it may be her last Slam. Meghann Shaughnessy is starting to show life again. Sesil Karatancheva is rapidly moving up the rankings. Lucie Safarova won her first title at Estoril this year, and backed it up at Forest Hills. Evgenia Linetskaya has been having problems with her game and her family, but she really looks like she has the talent to contend. Conchita Martinez is, well, almost the player who used to be the Conchita Martinez. (If that makes any sense.) Anna Smashnova has been rebuilding her game since a horrid 2004. Karolina Sprem hasn't, but we all know it's hidden in there somewhere....

Noteworthy First Round Matches

(1) Sharapova vs. Daniilidou. This will be Sharapova's first match after her injury. Daniilidou has been playing better lately than before her own injury -- but she's never liked hardcourts much.
Kremer (Q) vs. Raymond. Veterans fallen on hard times. They both could really use a win right now.
Granville vs. (22) Farina Elia. This is probably Farina Elia's worse surface, and she's still trying to come back from injury anyway. And it's Granville's natural surface. On the other hand, Granville's game is fairly predictable; maybe the Italian veteran can read it.
(26) Vaidisova vs. Peschke. Young talent versus a canny veteran; Peschke, who is almost 14 years the elder in this contest, can also claim to be having a very good year.
Harkleroad vs. Zuluaga. The American is making a comeback. Zuluaga is sinking. Sure, they're about 100 ranking spots apart, but if anyone has the advantage, it's surely Harkleroad -- unless she's tired after all those Challengers.
Chan (Q) vs. Serena Williams. Is Serena healed? Truly healed? If not, then why can't she get well? At least her draw is about as nice as it gets.
(25) Schiavone vs. Kostanic. You'll never see this on TV, at least away from the Adriatic, but it should be a lot of fun to see some pretty unconventional tennis. Assuming Schiavone's knee is up to playing, anyway.
Fedak vs. Glatch (WC). A steady scrambler against a kid just starting her career; Glatch made the semifinal at Forest Hills, though that was against feeble opposition.
Gagliardi (LL) vs. Maleeva. Historic, if nothing else.
Karatancheva vs. Shaughnessy. Which wins: Great speed or great serve?
(6) Dementieva vs. Safarova. Safarova is one of the Hot Young Things of the Tour -- and last year's finalist Dementieva is all messed up.
Kutuzova (Q) vs. (29) Chakvetadze. Lots of raw talent here -- and very little polish.
(24) Asagoe vs. Cohen-Aloro. Last year's quarterfinal really ought to win her first match at least.
Martinez vs. (11) Schnyder. What is the highest number of different spins ever recorded in a Grand Slam match?
(32) Medina Garrigues vs. Sprem. They both hit hard. They both like clay. Medina Garrigues is ranked far higher -- but she isn't necessarily better, deep down.
Li Na vs. (2) Davenport. Davenport is #1 again, but she needs a good result to stay on top. And, these days, she's so fragile that three straight weeks of tennis are a high-risk proposition for her. The last thing she needs is a tough opener -- but Li Na is a very tough opponent, assuming her ankle is healthy.

The Rankings

Let's start this with our rough cut of the basic facts: Here are the Top 25 in safe points going into the U. S. Open:
1 (2) SHARAPOVA 4362
2 (1) DAVENPORT 4155
3 (3) MAURESMO 3655
4 (4) CLIJSTERS 3181
5 (7) HENIN-HARDENNE 2815
6 (8) SWILLIAMS 2569
7 (10) VWILLIAMS 2506
8 (9) PETROVA 2290
9 (5) KUZNETSOVA 2154
10 (6) Dementieva 2141
11 (11) SCHNYDER 2132
12 (12) PIERCE 2076
13 (13) MYSKINA 2057
14 (14) MOLIK 1759
15 (15) DECHY 1483
16 (16) IVANOVIC 1405.75
17 (17) JANKOVIC 1395.25
18 (21) LIKHOVTSEVA 1291
19 (18) ZVONAREVA 1254
20 (20) BOVINA 1209
21 (19) HANTUCHOVA 1194
22 (22) SAFINA 1146
23 (23) FARINA ELIA 1033
24 (28) VAIDISOVA 1004
25 (32) PENNETTA 991

We note that, because Maria Sharapova has less to defend than Lindsay Davenport, she is again on top in this regard, though by a relatively small total of just over 200 points -- a margin small enough that she is by no means assured of regaining the #1 spot. With these numbers as they are, either Sharapova or Davenport could easily be #1, and Mauresmo has an outside shot. Theoretically, even Clijsters has a chance -- but it won't happen. (She can regain the lead in the Race, though.)
The other major moves are by last year's champion Kuznetsova and finalist Dementieva. They fall to the very bottom of the Top Ten, effectively tied with #11 Schnyder; #12 Pierce and #13 Myskina are also within spitting distance. The players from #14 down are not likely to threaten the Top Ten.
Davenport and Sharapova are close enough that who ends up at #1 may depend on quality points, but assuming both reach the semifinal, chances are that the one who lasts longer is #1, with ties going to Sharapova. If Sharapova makes the quarterfinal and Davenport the semifinal, it depends very much on quality points. If they both lose by the quarterfinal, odds are that Sharapova will be #1.
Mauresmo has to reach at least the semifinal, and probably the final, to get into the act; she likely won't be a factor.
Davenport, Sharapova, and Mauresmo will certainly be Top Five when this is over. Clijsters probably will be also, though she's a lot less secure. Henin-Hardenne and the Williams Sisters are the only real candidates to take the final Top Five spot, with the Sisters needing at least quarterfinals to get there.
That leaves three spots in the Top Ten, currently Petrova's, Kuznetsova's, and Dementieva's. Given that Petrova has less than a 200 point lead over #13 Myskina, any three of the six could end up Top Ten, in any order.
Anna Chakvetadze, with 234 points to defend, would fall out of the Top 30 if she loses first round; Shinobu Asagoe, with 308 points on the line, could end up below #40.
Jennifer Capriati loses 544 points, but she's already off the rankings.
That's everyone with over 200 points to defend, though there are quite a few with 100-200 points who could see their rankings affected significantly.

Key Matches

Let's take all the players we've listed above as having a lot on the line -- Davenport, Sharapova, Mauresmo, Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne, Serena, Venus, Petrova, Kuznetsova, Dementieva, Schnyder, Pierce, Myskina, Asagoe, and Chakvetadze -- and see what they're facing.
Asagoe is probably in the worst form, but her opener against Stephanie Cohen-Aloro is one she ought to be able to win. Her second round against Evgenia Linetskaya is much tougher if Linetskaya is back in form. And then Asagoe has to face Schnyder. If she doesn't win that, she'll be well below the Top 30.
Schnyder herself will have to be on the alert from the start, since she opens against Conchita Martinez. Martinez has a huge lead -- 8-2 -- in their head-to-head, but they haven't met in over a year, and Schnyder has been playing better lately. The second round should be easy, and Schnyder will obviously have the advantage on Asagoe as well. Then, theoretically, she would face Dementieva.
That's if Dementieva makes it that far. She's a real candidate for "first high seed to lose." She opens against fast-rising Lucie Safarova. Her second round will be easier, but then she would face Chakvetadze. Given recent form, that might be the match that lets Chakvetadze defend her points.
The young Russian may not have it all her own way, though, since she opens against another Russian, qualifier Viktoriya Kutuzova. Yet once again, the second round is easier, after which comes Dementieva.
Whoever manages to come out of that eighth of the draw -- Asagoe, Chakvetadze, Dementieva, Schnyder, Safarova, or a big surprise -- will have to deal with Davenport. And Davenport's draw is about as nice as it gets: First Li Na, who is a very good player but still trying to find her form after injury, then nothing much, then #32 seed Anabel Medina Garrigues, who is pretty well played out, then Nathalie Dechy or Tatiana Golovin. It looks as if Davenport's biggest problem, for four rounds, will be just staying healthy. After that comes the Dementieva section winner, then Mauresmo, then Sharapova. Dementieva is a mess, Davenport just beat Mauresmo at New Haven, and she plastered Sharapova at Indian Wells. By that logic, she should win the whole thing. Seems unlikely to be that simple.
Sharapova has a pretty nice first four rounds also. On clay, or even Rebound Ace, Eleni Daniilidou would be a real threat -- but probably not on DecoTurf. The first seed she would face is Flavia Pennetta, who is mostly a clay specialist. Then comes Alicia Molik, who is a very good player who beat Sharapova at Zurich last year, but who is still trying to recover from ear problems. The quarterfinal, against Petrova or Kuznetsova, is obviously more of a challenge, and then comes Clijsters, the best player of the summer.
It will be interesting to see whether Kuznetsova or Petrova can make it to face Sharapova. Both have been having physical problems. Petrova's draw is very easy -- the first seed she would face is Farina Elia, who has been hurt herself. Kuznetsova's is only a little tougher; she gets two easy rounds, but then has to face Nicole Vaidisova. Then the two face each other for the right to face Sharapova.
Mauresmo has a relatively easy first round against Roberta Vinci, then faces the Shaughnessy/Karatancheva winner. She would then face the injured Groenefeld. Her Round of Sixteen is against Myskina, then she would face Henin-Hardenne in the quarterfinal. Myskina has a lot of slumping players in her way: She opens against Tamarine Tanasugarn, then Amy Frazier (assuming the latter beats Carly Gullickson), then Elena Likhovtseva (or maybe Magdalena Maleeva). It was Frazier, of course, who beat Myskina at Wimbledon last year and arguably started her year-long slump.
Of all the major contenders, Clijsters was the one who benefited most when Elena Bovina withdrew; they were supposed to meet in the Round of Sixteen. Or is that a benefit? She now has to face Ana Ivanovic, which is hardly an improvement. At least she shouldn't have too much trouble getting there; her first two rounds are easy, and the first seed she faces would be her ex-doubles partner Ai Sugiyama. Nothing she can't handle easily. The quarterfinal is much more interesting, because she's supposed to face either Venus or Serena Williams.
And, yes, it could be either, because the Sisters are drawn to meet in the Round of Sixteen! Obviously it's a shock to see two Slam winners facing off that early -- but neither has much in the way of other results. And, of course, both sisters have to last long enough to meet. Both have easy early rounds, but Venus faces Daniela Hantuchova -- finally back in the Top 20 -- in the third round, while Serena (who has been in even worse form lately) will face either Francesca Schiavone or Peng Shuai. Based on Serena's recent results, either of those could spell trouble; Schiavone in fact was the player who beat Serena at Rome this year (and while Serena still had her ankle injury back then, she doesn't seem much better these days).
Which leaves Henin-Hardenne and Pierce, who face each other in the Round of Sixteen for the right to face Mauresmo. The Belgian has a truly easy draw: Her first two opponents are no threat, and the seed in her part of the draw is Gisela Dulko. Pierce's route passes through Jelena Jankovic, so there is just a chance she won't make it. But, the way things are going these days, you have to feel as if the winner of their meeting will be the favorite in the quarterfinal against Mauresmo.

Mathijs
Aug 28th, 2005, 10:51 AM
Women's Preview: Week of August 30 (Exclusive)
Women's Look Forward: U. S. Open
It was stunning, when the seed list came out: Everyone was present. Even Elena Bovina, who last played at Roland Garros.
That's on paper. In fact, Bovina withdrew shortly afterward, and it's going to be interesting to see how many others are really able to play. In light of the injury situation, we're going to do a rather different sort of preview, listing the seeds, their injuries, and their hardcourt/USO results. Players who have been hurt in the weeks since Wimbledon are shown in ALL CAPS, just to show how many of them there are (though a few of those cases of "flu," and at least a few of the others, seem a bit dubious).

· 1. MARIA SHARAPOVA. Recent results: Has missed most of hardcourt season. USO history: 3-2 record; best result a third round; best hardcourt title is a Tier II. Latest injury: Pectoral; also back; withdrew from Los Angeles and has not played since.
· 2. LINDSAY DAVENPORT. Recent results: Prior to winning New Haven, had been injured since Wimbledon. USO history: 1998 champion; 2000 finalist; five semifinal including last three years straight. Latest injury: Back; played only five games between Wimbledon and New Haven.
· 3. Amelie Mauresmo. Recent results: Played limited hardcourt schedule; made Canadian Open SF, New Haven F -- but didn't look good in the late rounds. USO history: Has made QF last four years straight, but has only one SF (2002). Latest injury: Nothing major, but she played some very long matches in high temperatures.
· 4. Kim Clijsters. Recent results: Won three of four summer hardcourt events; has been the dominant player of the summer. USO history: 2003 finalist; other than that, nothing better than a QF. Latest injury: Has been healthy since Rome.
· 5. SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA. Recent results: 2005 record of 27-14, but 2-3 in last three events. USO history: 2004 champion, but never past third round before that. Latest injury: Hurt back at Canadian Open; withdrew from New Haven.
· 6. Elena Dementieva. Recent results: has not made a final since Charleston; has three first round losses in last seven events; lost in the New Haven QF. USO history: 2004 finalist; 2000 SF. Latest injury: Shoulder problems during grass season; seems to be healthy now.
· 7. JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE. Recent results: Undefeated on clay, but lost 1R at Wimbledon and lost the F at the Canadian Open, her only hardcourt warmup. USO history: 2003 winner; never past fourth round in other years. Latest injury: Withdrew from San Diego citing a hamstring injury.
· 8. SERENA WILLIAMS. Recent results: Only one tournament since Wimbledon; withdrew from third round of Canadian Open. USO history: 1999, 2002 champion; finalist in 2001; QF last year. Latest injury: Knee; has had ankle problems since the clay season.
· 9. NADIA PETROVA. Recent results: Made the Rome final and Roland Garros SF, but nothing better than a QF since. USO history: Reached QF for first time last year; only one other Fourth Round showing. Latest injury: Pectoral strain suffered at Canadian Open.
· 10. VENUS WILLIAMS. Recent results: Wimbledon title, Stanford F. USO history: Two titles, two finals, two semifinals -- but lost in the fourth round last year. Latest injury: Withdrew from Stockholm and the Canadian Open with flu.
· 11. Patty Schnyder. Recent results: Cincinnati title, Stanford semifinal, San Diego quarterfinal, New Haven second round. Not the best trend.... USO history: Has never lost first round -- but has only once reached the quarterfinal. Latest injury: She's about the healthiest player on the Tour.
· 12. MARY PIERCE. Recent results: Won San Diego but hasn't played since. USO history: Has never been past QF in 12 tries. Latest injury: A shoulder problem that took her out of Los Angeles and the Canadian Open.
· 13. ANASTASIA MYSKINA. Recent results: Wimbledon QF, Stockholm F, Canadian Open SF. USO history: Made QF in 2003, but lost 2R last year; career record of 8-6 with two 1R losses. Latest injury: Hurt ankle at Canadian Open; withdrew from New Haven.
· 14. ALICIA MOLIK. Recent results: Hasn't won a match since Miami. USO history: Never been past third round. Latest injury: Ear infections have rendered her almost unable to play. Lost first round at New Haven in first match since Birmingham.
· 15. Nathalie Dechy. Recent results: In four events since Wimbledon, has only one quarterfinal. Lost first round at New Haven. USO history: Best result is a fourth round in 1998. Latest injury: No major injuries lately.
· WITHDRAWN: 16. ELENA BOVINA. Recent results: Has not played since Roland Garros. USO history: QF in 2003 -- but also two first round losses in four appearances. Latest injury: Her problem is with her shoulder.
· 17. Jelena Jankovic. Recent results: Three match losing streak. USO history: Reached second round last year, in first USO. Latest injury: Has been healthy all spring and summer.
· 18. ANA IVANOVIC. Recent results: Made Canadian Open third round before withdrawing; only event since Wimbledon. USO history: Never played main draw. Latest injury: Pectoral strain at Canadian Open.
· 19. VERA ZVONAREVA. Recent results: 1-3 since Wimbledon, and injured. USO history: Has never lost before third round, but has only one fourth round. Latest injury: Hurt ankle and has not played since San Diego.
· 20. ELENA LIKHOVTSEVA. Recent results: San Diego and New Haven Rounds of 16. USO history: In 12 tries, has never been past fourth round; lost 1R last year. Latest injury: Sick at Los Angeles.
· 21. Daniela Hantuchova. Recent results: Los Angeles F, Cincinnati SF, New Haven, Stanford QF, San Diego 2R, Canadian Open 1R. USO history: 2002 QF; 3R last two years. Latest injury: Well -- does playing way too many tournaments since Wimbledon count?.
· 22. Dinara Safina. Recent results: Round of 16 in all three post-Wimbledon tournaments. USO history: never been past fourth round. Latest injury: Prone to back problems, but seems to be healthy now.
· 23. SILVIA FARINA ELIA. Recent results: Hasn't won a match since Wimbledon due to injury. USO history: Only one fourth round and two third rounds in 13 attempts. Latest injury: Shoulder problems.
· 24. TATIANA GOLOVIN. Recent results: 1-4 record since Birmingham due to injury. USO history: Third round in first appearance last year. Latest injury: Right ankle sprain She thought she was over it. Maybe not.
· 25. Shinobu Asagoe. Recent results: Had 5 match losing streak before reaching Canadian Open Round of 16. USO history: QF last year; two third rounds and two first round losses before that. Latest injury: Has been playing a limited schedule, but no injury listed.
· 26. FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE. Recent results: 9-4 since Wimbledon with a SF at Los Angeles. USO history: In the last three years, has one quarterfinal and two Round of Sixteen showings. Latest injury: Hurt her knee at Los Angeles and missed New Haven.
· 27. Nicole Vaidisova. Recent results: Made Canadian Open QF with a win over Dechy in only post-Wimbledon event. USO history: Made first appearance last year as a qualifier; lost 1R. Latest injury: Healthy as far as we know.
· 28. Gisela Dulko. Recent results: Three Top 25 wins since Wimbledon, though all of them were over players with physical problems. 6-4 record in that time. USO history: Second round in only career appearance last year. Latest injury: Healthy as far as we know.
· 29. Flavia Pennetta. Recent results: Two clay SF since Wimbledon, but 3-3 on hardcourts with two losses to non-Top-50 players. USO history: Has never won a main draw match. Latest injury: Healthy as far as we know.
· 30. ANNA CHAKVETADZE. Recent results: Won at least two matches in all three events since Wimbledon; her New Haven SF was her best-ever result. USO history: Made 3R last year with win over Myskina in first appearance. Latest injury: Withdrew from Canadian Open, but came back strong at New Haven.
· 31. Ai Sugiyama. Recent results: Having a terrible year, but made San Diego final; won at least one match at all summer hardcourt events. USO history: Round of Sixteen last two years; has won the doubles. Latest injury: Healthy as far as we know.
· 32. ANNA-LENA GROENEFELD. Recent results: Made Stanford SF with a win over an injured Davenport. New Haven QF. Won Canadian Open doubles. But also lost 2R at San Diego, 1R at Canadian Open. USO history: Lost her only previous match. Latest injury: Hurt knee at New Haven; also had a hand problem at Los Angeles.
· 33. Vera Douchevina. Recent results: Made Stockholm SF; lost 2R at New Haven. USO history: Third round last year; lost 1R in 2003. Latest injury: Some nagging problems but seems to be basically healthy.

So to sum up the situation: Clijsters is clearly the player who has been playing the best, especially on hardcourts -- but her motivation may not be all we expect; she's already talking retirement (she told a Belgian newspaper that she expects to retire well before the 2008 Olympics). Plus she has problems with Slams. Slam problems go double for Mauresmo. Davenport's health is always an open question, and she has trouble with Slams, too. Henin-Hardenne hasn't looked the same since the clay season. Sharapova has been injured, and still hasn't won anything better than a weak Tier II on outdoor hardcourt, plus she hasn't won anything but a Tier III in the last half year -- and that on grass. Kuznetsova is hurting. The rest of the Russians are hurting of slumping or both. Serena Williams, who has perhaps the best history here, seems unable to get healthy. Venus hasn't played since Stanford. If you can find an actual favorite in that list, you're smarter than we are.
And even with 32 seeds, we have some fairly interesting unseeded players: Eleni Daniilidou, trying once again to get her game together. Sania Mirza has been climbing fast. Kveta Peschke is having perhaps the best year of her long career. Ashley Harkleroad needed a wildcard to get in, but her recent Challenger results argue for much better; since Wimbledon, she has two titles (Louisville $50K, Washington $50K), a final (College Park $50K), and two semifinals (Lexington $50K, Bronx $50K); if she could just figure out Camille Pin (who handed her two of her three losses), she'd be in great shape. Shahar Peer lost too soon at New Haven, but she has been climbing steadily. Peng Shuai handed Kim Clijsters her only loss of the summer hardcourt season. Amy Frazier has had a crummy year, but she knows hardcourts. Magdalena Maleeva is playing her last U. S. Open; it may be her last Slam. Meghann Shaughnessy is starting to show life again. Sesil Karatancheva is rapidly moving up the rankings. Lucie Safarova won her first title at Estoril this year, and backed it up at Forest Hills. Evgenia Linetskaya has been having problems with her game and her family, but she really looks like she has the talent to contend. Conchita Martinez is, well, almost the player who used to be the Conchita Martinez. (If that makes any sense.) Anna Smashnova has been rebuilding her game since a horrid 2004. Karolina Sprem hasn't, but we all know it's hidden in there somewhere....

Noteworthy First Round Matches

(1) Sharapova vs. Daniilidou. This will be Sharapova's first match after her injury. Daniilidou has been playing better lately than before her own injury -- but she's never liked hardcourts much.
Kremer (Q) vs. Raymond. Veterans fallen on hard times. They both could really use a win right now.
Granville vs. (22) Farina Elia. This is probably Farina Elia's worse surface, and she's still trying to come back from injury anyway. And it's Granville's natural surface. On the other hand, Granville's game is fairly predictable; maybe the Italian veteran can read it.
(26) Vaidisova vs. Peschke. Young talent versus a canny veteran; Peschke, who is almost 14 years the elder in this contest, can also claim to be having a very good year.
Harkleroad vs. Zuluaga. The American is making a comeback. Zuluaga is sinking. Sure, they're about 100 ranking spots apart, but if anyone has the advantage, it's surely Harkleroad -- unless she's tired after all those Challengers.
Chan (Q) vs. Serena Williams. Is Serena healed? Truly healed? If not, then why can't she get well? At least her draw is about as nice as it gets.
(25) Schiavone vs. Kostanic. You'll never see this on TV, at least away from the Adriatic, but it should be a lot of fun to see some pretty unconventional tennis. Assuming Schiavone's knee is up to playing, anyway.
Fedak vs. Glatch (WC). A steady scrambler against a kid just starting her career; Glatch made the semifinal at Forest Hills, though that was against feeble opposition.
Gagliardi (LL) vs. Maleeva. Historic, if nothing else.
Karatancheva vs. Shaughnessy. Which wins: Great speed or great serve?
(6) Dementieva vs. Safarova. Safarova is one of the Hot Young Things of the Tour -- and last year's finalist Dementieva is all messed up.
Kutuzova (Q) vs. (29) Chakvetadze. Lots of raw talent here -- and very little polish.
(24) Asagoe vs. Cohen-Aloro. Last year's quarterfinal really ought to win her first match at least.
Martinez vs. (11) Schnyder. What is the highest number of different spins ever recorded in a Grand Slam match?
(32) Medina Garrigues vs. Sprem. They both hit hard. They both like clay. Medina Garrigues is ranked far higher -- but she isn't necessarily better, deep down.
Li Na vs. (2) Davenport. Davenport is #1 again, but she needs a good result to stay on top. And, these days, she's so fragile that three straight weeks of tennis are a high-risk proposition for her. The last thing she needs is a tough opener -- but Li Na is a very tough opponent, assuming her ankle is healthy.

The Rankings

Let's start this with our rough cut of the basic facts: Here are the Top 25 in safe points going into the U. S. Open:
1 (2) SHARAPOVA 4362
2 (1) DAVENPORT 4155
3 (3) MAURESMO 3655
4 (4) CLIJSTERS 3181
5 (7) HENIN-HARDENNE 2815
6 (8) SWILLIAMS 2569
7 (10) VWILLIAMS 2506
8 (9) PETROVA 2290
9 (5) KUZNETSOVA 2154
10 (6) Dementieva 2141
11 (11) SCHNYDER 2132
12 (12) PIERCE 2076
13 (13) MYSKINA 2057
14 (14) MOLIK 1759
15 (15) DECHY 1483
16 (16) IVANOVIC 1405.75
17 (17) JANKOVIC 1395.25
18 (21) LIKHOVTSEVA 1291
19 (18) ZVONAREVA 1254
20 (20) BOVINA 1209
21 (19) HANTUCHOVA 1194
22 (22) SAFINA 1146
23 (23) FARINA ELIA 1033
24 (28) VAIDISOVA 1004
25 (32) PENNETTA 991

We note that, because Maria Sharapova has less to defend than Lindsay Davenport, she is again on top in this regard, though by a relatively small total of just over 200 points -- a margin small enough that she is by no means assured of regaining the #1 spot. With these numbers as they are, either Sharapova or Davenport could easily be #1, and Mauresmo has an outside shot. Theoretically, even Clijsters has a chance -- but it won't happen. (She can regain the lead in the Race, though.)
The other major moves are by last year's champion Kuznetsova and finalist Dementieva. They fall to the very bottom of the Top Ten, effectively tied with #11 Schnyder; #12 Pierce and #13 Myskina are also within spitting distance. The players from #14 down are not likely to threaten the Top Ten.
Davenport and Sharapova are close enough that who ends up at #1 may depend on quality points, but assuming both reach the semifinal, chances are that the one who lasts longer is #1, with ties going to Sharapova. If Sharapova makes the quarterfinal and Davenport the semifinal, it depends very much on quality points. If they both lose by the quarterfinal, odds are that Sharapova will be #1.
Mauresmo has to reach at least the semifinal, and probably the final, to get into the act; she likely won't be a factor.
Davenport, Sharapova, and Mauresmo will certainly be Top Five when this is over. Clijsters probably will be also, though she's a lot less secure. Henin-Hardenne and the Williams Sisters are the only real candidates to take the final Top Five spot, with the Sisters needing at least quarterfinals to get there.
That leaves three spots in the Top Ten, currently Petrova's, Kuznetsova's, and Dementieva's. Given that Petrova has less than a 200 point lead over #13 Myskina, any three of the six could end up Top Ten, in any order.
Anna Chakvetadze, with 234 points to defend, would fall out of the Top 30 if she loses first round; Shinobu Asagoe, with 308 points on the line, could end up below #40.
Jennifer Capriati loses 544 points, but she's already off the rankings.
That's everyone with over 200 points to defend, though there are quite a few with 100-200 points who could see their rankings affected significantly.

Key Matches

Let's take all the players we've listed above as having a lot on the line -- Davenport, Sharapova, Mauresmo, Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne, Serena, Venus, Petrova, Kuznetsova, Dementieva, Schnyder, Pierce, Myskina, Asagoe, and Chakvetadze -- and see what they're facing.
Asagoe is probably in the worst form, but her opener against Stephanie Cohen-Aloro is one she ought to be able to win. Her second round against Evgenia Linetskaya is much tougher if Linetskaya is back in form. And then Asagoe has to face Schnyder. If she doesn't win that, she'll be well below the Top 30.
Schnyder herself will have to be on the alert from the start, since she opens against Conchita Martinez. Martinez has a huge lead -- 8-2 -- in their head-to-head, but they haven't met in over a year, and Schnyder has been playing better lately. The second round should be easy, and Schnyder will obviously have the advantage on Asagoe as well. Then, theoretically, she would face Dementieva.
That's if Dementieva makes it that far. She's a real candidate for "first high seed to lose." She opens against fast-rising Lucie Safarova. Her second round will be easier, but then she would face Chakvetadze. Given recent form, that might be the match that lets Chakvetadze defend her points.
The young Russian may not have it all her own way, though, since she opens against another Russian, qualifier Viktoriya Kutuzova. Yet once again, the second round is easier, after which comes Dementieva.
Whoever manages to come out of that eighth of the draw -- Asagoe, Chakvetadze, Dementieva, Schnyder, Safarova, or a big surprise -- will have to deal with Davenport. And Davenport's draw is about as nice as it gets: First Li Na, who is a very good player but still trying to find her form after injury, then nothing much, then #32 seed Anabel Medina Garrigues, who is pretty well played out, then Nathalie Dechy or Tatiana Golovin. It looks as if Davenport's biggest problem, for four rounds, will be just staying healthy. After that comes the Dementieva section winner, then Mauresmo, then Sharapova. Dementieva is a mess, Davenport just beat Mauresmo at New Haven, and she plastered Sharapova at Indian Wells. By that logic, she should win the whole thing. Seems unlikely to be that simple.
Sharapova has a pretty nice first four rounds also. On clay, or even Rebound Ace, Eleni Daniilidou would be a real threat -- but probably not on DecoTurf. The first seed she would face is Flavia Pennetta, who is mostly a clay specialist. Then comes Alicia Molik, who is a very good player who beat Sharapova at Zurich last year, but who is still trying to recover from ear problems. The quarterfinal, against Petrova or Kuznetsova, is obviously more of a challenge, and then comes Clijsters, the best player of the summer.
It will be interesting to see whether Kuznetsova or Petrova can make it to face Sharapova. Both have been having physical problems. Petrova's draw is very easy -- the first seed she would face is Farina Elia, who has been hurt herself. Kuznetsova's is only a little tougher; she gets two easy rounds, but then has to face Nicole Vaidisova. Then the two face each other for the right to face Sharapova.
Mauresmo has a relatively easy first round against Roberta Vinci, then faces the Shaughnessy/Karatancheva winner. She would then face the injured Groenefeld. Her Round of Sixteen is against Myskina, then she would face Henin-Hardenne in the quarterfinal. Myskina has a lot of slumping players in her way: She opens against Tamarine Tanasugarn, then Amy Frazier (assuming the latter beats Carly Gullickson), then Elena Likhovtseva (or maybe Magdalena Maleeva). It was Frazier, of course, who beat Myskina at Wimbledon last year and arguably started her year-long slump.
Of all the major contenders, Clijsters was the one who benefited most when Elena Bovina withdrew; they were supposed to meet in the Round of Sixteen. Or is that a benefit? She now has to face Ana Ivanovic, which is hardly an improvement. At least she shouldn't have too much trouble getting there; her first two rounds are easy, and the first seed she faces would be her ex-doubles partner Ai Sugiyama. Nothing she can't handle easily. The quarterfinal is much more interesting, because she's supposed to face either Venus or Serena Williams.
And, yes, it could be either, because the Sisters are drawn to meet in the Round of Sixteen! Obviously it's a shock to see two Slam winners facing off that early -- but neither has much in the way of other results. And, of course, both sisters have to last long enough to meet. Both have easy early rounds, but Venus faces Daniela Hantuchova -- finally back in the Top 20 -- in the third round, while Serena (who has been in even worse form lately) will face either Francesca Schiavone or Peng Shuai. Based on Serena's recent results, either of those could spell trouble; Schiavone in fact was the player who beat Serena at Rome this year (and while Serena still had her ankle injury back then, she doesn't seem much better these days).
Which leaves Henin-Hardenne and Pierce, who face each other in the Round of Sixteen for the right to face Mauresmo. The Belgian has a truly easy draw: Her first two opponents are no threat, and the seed in her part of the draw is Gisela Dulko. Pierce's route passes through Jelena Jankovic, so there is just a chance she won't make it. But, the way things are going these days, you have to feel as if the winner of their meeting will be the favorite in the quarterfinal against Mauresmo.

Thanx for posting this article Kamm, it's really great :)

Paco
Aug 28th, 2005, 07:58 PM
Great job Kamm :yeah:

~~*Elena.D*~~
Aug 30th, 2005, 08:02 PM
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kammgretel
Aug 31st, 2005, 08:08 AM
:D Thanks, ~~*Elena.D*~~
If I couldn't do the score, someone just takes this work, plz. :worship:


:bounce:VAMOS A GANAR , MUY BUENA SUERTE :bounce:

http://www.adriatic-sea.com/offerta/picrussiaanim.gif~ Elena Dementieva ~ http://www.adriatic-sea.com/offerta/picrussiaanim.gif


From the webcam, Elena is in orange.

come on Lena's :) :kiss:
Lena with 2 DF's in 1st game :rolleyes: :(

Elena 15-30 :(

Good luck Lena D. go.

Lucie *1-0 / Elena broken 0-1 Already 2 DFs... :(

Lucie breaks *1-0

Lena hitting too short , getting spanked

Lucie seems pounding many winners already........

Lucie leads 2-0*

AD Elena D

Dementieva-Safarova EUrosport Poland!

Lucie is just killing Lena off the ground :mad:

DiD Dementieva improve her serve? I'm surprised :)

Lucie *2-1 / Game Dementiewa 1-2*

still no winners for Elena so far...

First winner and 2 BPs for Elena D.

Safarova 3-1* / 1-3 Elena D :(

15/0

Lena held , she's in deep :redface: , Lucie is just blasting everything

Elena D holds , still trails 2-3 / Now break her Lena D.!

Lena D should take back the control of the match, don't let Lucie dictate! / Lena come on girl , break her

Lena :( cant get to Lucie's game , real struggle

Lena D 2*-4.... :( / Lucie holds 4-2* / Fight Lena D!

BP Safarova

Deuce 5 -lena :(

What should Lena D do now? Lucie is blasting winners all over the place! / fight Elena , damn juju on tv instead of Elena , everyone knows it easy

match for her

Ad - Demi c'mooon hold it!!!!111

Lena D. holds for 3-4. Now get the break back. / ye LenaD 3 - 4* / Game Dementiewa 3-4* /

kammgretel
Aug 31st, 2005, 08:11 AM
Elena finally holds!! 3-4 , Now you must find a way to break!

Lena, just hanging on :) now break back :)

A: fight Elena
damn juju on tv instead of Elena
everyone knows it easy match for her
go Zuzana
B: On my weird Eurosport is Elena-Lucie :lol:

So worried for Elena! The stats don't look good! Seems like Lucie is dictating player... and Elena already has 6 double faults... Hope she pulls

through.. if she has a tough 1st Rd she normally does better in the tournament...

C'mon ELENA!
0-30 :)
come on Lena
:)

Hold Lucie!!!

A: On my weird Eurosport is Elena-Lucie
B: we should exchange Eurosports
break her Elena

0-40

Lucie 0-15...this match is like last year's final that Lucie takes Sveta's role to control the groundies. Hopefully her accuracy will fall later.

15-40 to Elena! C'mon break! Fight!!!

Lena D. breaks for 4-4. That a girl! / and a DF :) 4-4 :D / Game Dementiewa *4-4 DF :help:

Safarova 4-4* / Now a must break game!! 0-40!! , 15-40 , ELENA BREAKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4-4!

0-15 Df

C'mon Elena! Hold serve!!! Please!!! Don't think my heart can take another marathon match... trouble holding serve AGAIN!!! her top ten ranking

hangs in the balance!

15-40 DF , Take this BP Lucie! / 2 Df's :mad: Lena 15-40

Game Safarova: *5-4
That's awful... 3 DFs in a game :help: / 15-40 2 DFs!

winners Safarova 17 Demi 2

omg those DF's from Lena / slow motion / almost 10 mph :help: / 3 in one game :mad: / Crap Lena. Fight./ Elena :mad: that's not a serve, that's a

total disaster / Now I can only hope Lucie's accuracy continues to drop...

15-30, come on Lena ;) / 15-30 BH UE

30-40 DF

BP ELena!

Deuce...

Ad. Elena

another bp Lena , come on girl / 2nd BP, take it Elena!

Deuce... FH winner

Elena's game is pretty much average these days. Nothing more.

Ad Elena.

3rd BP Elena

yes 5-5 :D Lucie FH long again

Lena D. rebreaks for 5-5. Now Hold! / Safarova 5-5* / YES! It's 5-5 Elena! Please no more DFs... / Lena breaks :)
now ace her and hold

a Lena ACE :bolt: :D / Elena has an ACE!!!! /

kammgretel
Aug 31st, 2005, 08:12 AM
40-0 Lena / Lucie is in deep 40-0

6-5*... I wanna TB Lucie

40-0 Elena! Winner

A: a Lena ACE :bolt: :D
B: :eek: Bring on the aces LenaD :lol:

Lena D. holds for 6-5. Now close out the set! / First love game of the match and it goes to Elena!!! / 6-5, leading for the first time in the match, and

an ACE :) / LenaD is so beautiful I want to love you, I want to kiss you :kiss:

15/0

0-30 go Lena :D

Lena's winners count continues to click while Lucie is hitting more UEs.

15-30

30/30

SP Elena!

Lena 7-5 :banana; :D
a DF :redface:

DF and Set Dementiewa

woohooooooooooo :) / YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Elena 7-5!! DF Lucie... Elena has now won 3 straight games, continue your good play! /

Elena way to go ! 1more set !

Safarova 5-7 0-0*

Yes Lena! Nice fight. Now close it out in two sets.

30-30 Elena

Lena held again :D

Lena held 7-5 1-0 / Safarova 5-7 *0-1

Now break her

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No let up Lena!

Lena continue same way :D

Deuce!

Elena wasted BP :(

BP #2 Elena

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Elena and Lucie have numerous deuces in this game.

1-1 :( / Safarova 5-7 1-1*

Lena D. holds for 2-1. / Elena holds from 15-30 down! 2-1 / good game Lena 2-1 :D

Safarova holds for 2-2. Hold Lena! / Game Safarova 2-2*

kammgretel
Aug 31st, 2005, 08:13 AM
Safarova 5-7 2-2*

2-2 Elena to serve

Terrific hold Lena!

Elena holds at love! 3-2

Suddenly Elena's serve is so consistent.

Safarova 5-7 *2-3

Elena had another ace ;)

0-30 Elena! A chance to break

3 bps Lena :D

Lena with a great backhand return winner for triple break pt.

Lena D. breaks for 4-2! / Safarova 5-7 2-4*

Yess Lena breaks / Lena breaks :banana: :D 4-2 nice return winner :)

convert those triple bp!!! Lena D !!

40-15* two more take them!!!! / she breaks! *4-2 / now the commentators are discussing her serve :taped:

Elena BREAKS!!! 7-5 4-2 / Hold here and the match will be yours!

much better Elena, confirm the break now!

Lena on her way to 5-2

E.Dementieva holds for 5-2* in 2nd set

Lena makes it 5-2

Lena D. holds for 5-2.

Her service technique has changed so much.

Elena holds!!! 5-2

Break for the match!

Safarova 5-7 *2-5

Lena serves for the match.

Game Safarova... 3-5*

Lena starts with a DF :mad:

Safarova hits a forehand winner.

15-30..come on lenaD1

Safarova with a terrible fh error for 30 all.

Safarova with a forehand down the line for break pt.

Focus ELena!

Lena saves it with a forehand winner of her own.

Match pt.

MP Elena!

damn deuce again :(

3 FH winners from Lucie this game

deuce :(

Match point #2 / Mp #2

Lena wins it and lets out a nice shriek.

E.Dementiewa def. L.Safarova 7-5 6-3

Lena wins :kiss: :woohoo:

Well done, Elena! :yeah:

elena lets out a scream as she beats sarafova! :D looks relieved somehow bravo elena d :yeah: / YeaH Elena /

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Paco
Aug 31st, 2005, 08:38 AM
I really like the result. And the stats. Well don

kammgretel
Aug 31st, 2005, 10:18 AM
FASTEST SERVE
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SLOWEST SERVE
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AVERAGE SERVE SPEED
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TOTAL SERICE POINT WON
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TOTAL SERVES IN
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TOTAL ACES
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Dementinator
Aug 31st, 2005, 10:41 AM
now thats what I call INFORMATION! cheers Kamm

matyika
Aug 31st, 2005, 01:03 PM
Well, she won yesterday, but 12 duble faults ? (not 9 but 12 !) Oke, she made accidentally two aces too but as I see, she is moving downwards ! Question: where is Elenka of 1999-2003 ?

kammgretel
Aug 31st, 2005, 08:01 PM
Court 9
Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd

E.Dementieva (14) / F.Pennetta (14) vs A.Chakvetadze / T.Golovin

1*-2
0-0
15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15

2-2* :) Good ElenaD/Pennetta
0-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40

2*-3
15-0
30-0
40-0

3*-3
15-0
30-0
40-0

4-3* :yeah:
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30

5*-3 now take this set... :)
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
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6-0* SET GAME!! :woohoo:
0-15
0-30
0-40
15-40

0*-1
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15

1-1*
15-0
30-0
40-0 :)
BREAK !!
_________________
E.Dementieva (14) / F.Pennetta (14)

vs A.Chakvetadze / T.Golovin
2-1* LenaD :kiss:

[b]6-3]/b]

15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15

3*-1 ;) good done!!
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
40-30

4-1*
0-15
15-15
30-15
40-15

5*-1

NOW SERVE FOR MATCH!!! ;)

Anna/Tati :crying2: though

0-15 :lol: I ask who serves?
15-15 Maybe LenaD serves better ;)
15-30
15-40
30-40 , 2 Match point!!!

5-2*
0-15
15-15
30-15
40-15

6*-2

:woohoo: SEEMS IT IS OVER,

CONGRATULATIONS !!!

LENAD/PENNETTA!!! :woohoo:

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~~*Elena.D*~~
Sep 1st, 2005, 08:22 PM
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kammgretel
Sep 3rd, 2005, 08:15 PM
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kammgretel
Sep 4th, 2005, 02:31 AM
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kammgretel
Sep 4th, 2005, 03:02 AM
FASTEST SERVE
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SLOWEST SERVE
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AVERAGE SERVE SPEED
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TOTAL SERVICE POINT WON
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TOTAL SERVES IN
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TOTAL ACES
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Don't quote this post, coz this thread will be long. Thanx

kammgretel
Sep 4th, 2005, 03:25 AM
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kammgretel
Sep 4th, 2005, 11:00 AM
Dementieva Wins Despite Double Faults
Chicago Tribune - United States
By BOB GREENE. NEW YORK -- Elena Dementieva won despite all of her faults. The sixth-seeded Dementieva committed 19 double-faults ...
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-ten-us-open-dementieva,1,2447084.story?coll=sns-ap-sports-headlines

Henin-Hardenne, Dementieva advance
TSN.ca - Canada
Henin-Hardenne and Elena Dementieva each had difficulties but nevertheless advanced to the fourth round of the US Open on Saturday. ...
http://www.tsn.ca/news_story.asp?ID=135360&hubName=main

kammgretel
Sep 6th, 2005, 12:09 AM
=======================
Court 11 Women's Doubles - 3rd Rnd Serve Speed:87 mph

E.Dementieva (14) / F.Pennetta (14) vs N.Petrova (4) / M.Shaughnessy (4)
___________
1st SET
.....

2*-3
40-0

3-3*
0-15
0-30 103 mph / 107
0-40 81m
15-40 112m / 90m
30-40 81m

3*-4 99m
0-15 71m
0-30 75m
0-40 96m 77m
___________

3-5* 105m / 106m

15-0 103m / 72m
30-0 98m / 83m
40-0 83m

4*-5 106m/69m
15-0 95m
30-0 105m
40-0 86m

5-5* 93m
15-0 106m 79m
15-15 110m
15-30 106m
30-30 108m
40-30 110m
40-40 95m
40-AD 86m

5*-6 :( 99m
15-0 99m
15-15 100m / 84m
15-30 83m
30-30 90m
40-30 94m
40-40 99m
40-AD 98m
40-40 duece 97m
AD-40 96m / 83 m
40-40 duece 2 101m /
40-AD 93m
40-40 99m
40-AD deuce 3 . 99m
40-40 deuce 4. 93m
AD-40 :) 93m
___________

6-6* 101m
TB
1*-0 107m
2*-0 72m
2-1* 99m / 83m
2-2* 84m
2*-3 96m
3*-3 96m
4-3* 102m
5-3* 101m / 76m
6*-3 :woohoo: 97m
6*-4 99m / 79m

7(7)*- 6(4) :yeah: Lena/Flavia 96m
__________________________

2nd SET

0*-0
15-0 88m / 76m
30-0 100m / 83m
40-0 95m / 78m
________
1-0*
0-15 99m
0-30 95m
15-30 101m / 88m
15-40 94m / 86m
30-40 100m /81m
40-40 109m / 80m
AD-40 93m / 80m
40-40 95m /
AD-40 109m
40-40 91m / 84m
AD-40 105m / 88m
________
2*-0
101m / 76m
0-15 97m
0-30 92m
0-40 89m / 84m
_______
2-1* 102m / 86m
0-15 100m
0-30 109m
0-40 97m / 89m
15-40 101m /
30-40 105m / 103m / 88m
40-40 108m / 88m
AD-40 101m
40-40 108m
40-AD 99m
40-40 102m
AD-40 105m
40-40 109m / 80m
AD-40 82m
40-40 105m / 85m
AD-40 104m
40-40 DEUCES 106m / 92m
AD-40 105m
40-40 DEUCE 108m / 89m
AD-40 105m / 79m
40-40 DEUCE.. :lol: unbelieveble... 91m
40-AD :scared: break them... 80m
____
_________
2*-2 93m
15-0 91m
30-0 101m
40-0 96m
40-15 100m / 82m
40-30 93m
__________
3-2* 103m
0-15 102m
15-15 100m
15-30 107m
15-40 103m
________
3*-3 92m / 70m
15-0 100m
30-0 101m
30-15 90m
30-30 89m
40-30 :) 91m / 99m / 74m
________
4-3* 107m / 96m
15-0 93m / 75m
30-0 :) go girls 108m / 82m
30-15 102m
40-15 109m
40-30 103m / 81m
____
5*-3 101m
15-0 99m
30-0 104m
40-0 SERVE for the Match ..:) ...79m


AND AND.... GAME,,,,, WON,,,,,,!!!!
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http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/834/doublesedflavia3rdruso054fp.gif

Paco
Sep 6th, 2005, 09:37 AM
Kamm there is something wrong with this dubz. I mean you wrote something twice.
And in second set after 2-2

kammgretel
Sep 6th, 2005, 08:33 PM
Paco thank u for the correction :D
__________


=================================
Court 11 Women's Doubles - Quarterfinals

C.Morariu (8) / P.Schnyder (8) VS. E.Dementieva (14) / F.Pennetta (14)
=================================

_____________________________________
1st Set
0*-0
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30
______
1-0*
0-15
0-30
0-40
_______
1*-1
15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
_____________________________________
1-2*
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40 :)

1*-3
15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40
40-40
40-AD :woohoo:
_____________________________________
1-4*
15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30

2*-4 :( break game
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40
AD-40
40-40 deuce2
AD-40

3-4*
0-15
15-15
15-30
15-40 they break :)

3*-5
0-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40 C'mon girls Lena/Flavia u must hold
40-40
40-AD

SET GAME ....They took the 1st set... :yeah: :kiss:
____________
2nd SET

0-0*
________
0-15
15-15
15-30
15-40

0*-1
15-0
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40 :D, hold them Lena/Flavia
AD-40

1-1*
0-15
0-30 ;) very good!!
0-40
15-40 no allow them adv.
30-40 :woohoo: ;)
1*-2
15-0
30-0
40-0

2-2* :eek:
0-15
15-15
15-30 :bigclap: nice, hehe
30-30 :bounce: come on Lena/Flavia
40-30 :rolleyes:

3*-2 My God!!!
0-15
0-30 BREAK THEM plz
15-30
30-30
30-40

3*-3
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15 :(
40-30
40-40
AD-40 :mad: eh, please Lena!! :)

4-3*
15-0
30-0
30-15 :)
40-15
40-30 :mad:

5-3*
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30 the same score with Federer's :lol:

NONONONONONONONONONONO

6*-3
__________

kammgretel
Sep 6th, 2005, 08:34 PM
3rd SET

0*-0
0-15
15-15
15-30 is the same result with Federer, unbelievable!! :lol:
15-40
30-40 :)

0-1*
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30 :mad:
40-40 deuce.. :bounce:
AD-40 :(

0-1*
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30 :mad:
40-40 deuce.. :bounce:
AD-40 :(
40-AD
40-40 deuce2
40-AD :D
40-40 deuce

0*-2
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
40-30

1*-2 :(
0-15
0-30 ;) Good done. !!!
0-40 keep it up, plz. :)
15-40
30-40 ,,,,,.....####@@@@
40-40 WHAT....
40-AD :D :D My baby, let's go...
40-40
AD-40 HMMMMMM!
40-40 DEUCE!! :D
40-AD :bounce: GO GO!!!

1-3* :yeah: Lena/Flavy... :kiss:
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15

No...
2-3*
15-0
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40

2*-4
0-15
0-30
0-40 :D Broke...

2-5* :woohoo: :woohoo:

serve 4 the match
_________

2-5*
15-0
30-0
40-0 :help:

3*-5
0-15 break point
15-15 :(
15-30 :D better...
30-30 :yawn:
30-40

3-6*

Match Point #1 ...... WON & WON
:kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss::kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

:bounce:Elena Dementieva & Flavia Pennetta Goes to

SEMIFINAL !!!!!! :bounce:

RESULT : E.Dementieva (14) / F.Pennetta (14) def. C.Morariu (8) /

P.Schnyder (8) [6-3 , 3-6 , 6-3]
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/5540/doublesedfpvscmps17ki.gif
_________________________

Paco
Sep 6th, 2005, 08:48 PM
No probs Kamm

kammgretel
Sep 8th, 2005, 02:47 AM
====================
Elena Dementieva vs Lindsay Davenport
Arthur Ashe Women's Singles - Quarterfinals
====================

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1679/123459cz.gif
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1st SET
____
0-0*
___
0-15
15-15 DF Daven
15-30 winner point
15-40 FServe / out the serve
30-40 out
40-40 out long ball
AD-40 ace
40-40
40-AD serve out / UE at net
40-40 out
AD-40 A winner point, very nice the BP!!

1*-0 UE at net
15-0 FS / UE at net
30-0 UE long ball
30-15 FS 91m/ out long ball
30-30 FS 87mph / 77mph winner point
30-40 out to the left of Lena
40-40 FS / FS / 77mph / winner point
40-AD out
40-40 Lena hit on the net, error of Lindsay
AD-40 game Dementieva

2-0*
15-0
30-0 UE at net
30-15 UE long ball / FS / winner point /91mph
40-15 winner point

3*-0 out 95mph
0-15 out 91m
15-15 out LB 95m
30-15 FS / 101mph out
30-30 FS / 94mph no pass the ball on the net
30-40 104mph out
40-40 93mph no pass the ball on the net
40-AD out the sever / 84mph FS / 95mph out LB

3-1*
15-0 DF 101m
30-0 103mph / 87mph out
30-15 105mph / winner point
40-15 out the serve 108m/ BP 86mph

4*-1 87mph / out LB
15-0 82mph out 105m
30-0 94mph FS / 78mph / winner point
30-15 88mph out
40-15 FS / out 76m

5-1* 108mph winner point very nice the rytm
15-0 winner point
15-15 103mph / out LB 88m
15-30 out the serve / out LB 83m
30-30 FS 107mph / winner point 86m
40-30 FS 101mph / winner point 96m

6*-1 27min.
__________
2nd SET
__________
coment , from RG 2004, Lena never won a set from Lindsay...
__________
0*-0 105mph / 77mph / winner p
15-0 UE on the net
15-15 107mph / out
30-15 FS 91mph / out LB 88m
30-30 108mph /UEout
40-30 out the serve 83m/ UE on the net
40-40 97mph / UE on the net
40-AD 108mph / wp
40-40 FS 109mph / 75mph UE on the net..
40-AD 91mph / winner p

0-1* 91mph / winner p 100m
0-15 104mph / winner p
0-30 110mph / slive of Lindsay winner p
0-40 FS 108mph / out LB 87m

0*-2 out the serve 100m/ out LB 83m
15-0 96mph / winner p
30-0 102mph / on the net UE
40-0 95mph FS / 92mph winner p near the net
40-15 out the serve 106m/ DF 74m
40-30 92mph / UE on the net
40-40 104mph FS/ 77mph / our LB WHAT A GREAT POINT FROM THE BOTH!!!
AD-40 94mph / out

1-2* out the serve 98mph / 90mph / out
0-15 107mph Lena converse to the / 80mph UE out
15-15 80mph / UE out 105m
15-30 FS 106mph / 82mph / UE out
30-30 out the serve 105m/ FS / 85mph / UE on the net
30-40 105mph UE on the net

1*-3 105mph UE on the net
15-0 107mph UE out
30-0 104mph winner p
30-15 91mph / winner p
30-30 106mph UE near the net
40-30 FS / out the server 81m
40-40 81mph / UE 93m
AD-40 91mph / out UE
40-40 94mph UE LB in the left of Lindsay
40-AD FS 87mph / UE
40-40 93mph UE on the net
40-AD out the serve 107m/ 88mph UE on the net
40-40 ACE"!!!!!!!!! 108mph
AD-40 out the serve 94mph / serves on the net DF 90m
40-40 96mph / UE
40-AD 106mph UE
40-40 LENA I LOVE U!! SOULT one!! 86mph / UE on the net /
40-AD 86mph winner p 109m
40-40 104mph FS / DF 86mph the 4th
40-AD 106mph /84mph DF

1-4* Lindsay looks the public... 101mph / out the serve / 90mph UE near the net
15-0 102mph winner p
15-15 100mph winner p
15-30 out the serve 101mph / 83mph UE
30-30 out UE 105m
30-40 FS 107mph / 84mph / winner point
40-40 105mph WP FH
40-AD 107mph winner point FH
40-40 99mph WP FH again
AD-40 FS 101mph / DF 82m

2*-4 FS 88mph / toss Lena, UE on the net
15-0 100mph UE
15-15 94mph / winner point
15-30 102mph FH winner point !!!
30-30 106mph UE out LB
40-30 106mph UE out

3-4* 97mph wp
0-15 103 FS/ out the serve DF 86m
15-15 86mph FH wp 94m
15-30 104mph wp BH
15-40 105mph UE out LB

3*-5 101mph FH wp
15-0 101mph out UE
15-15 103mph FH wp
15-30 105mph UE out LB
30-30 102mph UE out LB
30-40 102mph UE out

3-6*
_________
3rd SET
_________
0-0* 108mph UE
15-0 105mph / wp FH
30-0 106mph / UE out lb
30-15 103mph UE out
30-30 103mph UE out
40-30 out serve 83mph / UE out
40-40 107mph UH out
AD-40 FS 103mph / 83mph BH wp
40-40 100mph ace
40-AD 102mph UE

0*-1 FS 96mph / 80mph out FH
0-15 80mph FH wp
15-15 ata el cordon en la zapatilla , out 1st serve 101mph / 72mph DF
15-30 out the serve 104mph / 104mph UE / tolk to her mother
15-40 FH 98m
30-40 FH 99m
40-40 BH 93m
AD-40 on the net 71mph / UE
40-40 95mph UE on the net
AD-40 FS 103mph / 68mph wp
40-40 out FS / 77mph UE on the net!
AD-40 FS out 105m/ out DF 86m
40-40 94mph UE out
AD-40 90mph UE out
40-40 101mph UE out lb
Ad-40 FS 92mph / 88mph UE out

17min

1-1* 88mph winner p 102m
15-0 FS / 104mph 79mph UE on the net
15-15 105mph FH wp
15-30 102mph UE
15-40 96mph / 87mph UE on the net

1*-2 90mph UE
15-0 FS 108mph / 105mph UE out
30-0 99mph FH
40-0 105mph UE on the net
40-15 FS on the net 94mph / DF 73mph 3rd
40-30 FS 105mph / 92mph / UE out
40-40 93mph FH wp
AD-40 105mph FS / UE

2-2* FS on the net / DF out 98mph 6th
15-0 100mph UE no pass the ball on the net
30-0 103mph UE on the net
30-15 91mph UE out
30-30 FS 109mph / 87mph UE out
30-40 108mph / UE out

2*-3 106mph UE on the net
15-0 FS 97 / DF 95m
15-15 UE
30-15 94mph FH
40-15 107mph UE

3-3* Lucky ball on the net 104mph
15-0 UE
15-15 FS 102mph / FS 107mph / 81mph UE
30-15 out the serve 102mph / 80mph UE out
40-15 99mph FH

4*-3 75mph UE
0-15 103mph UE out
0-30 96mph UE on the net
15-30 106mph FS / 68mph FH
15-40 108mph

4-4* 107mph out
0-15 UE
0-30 108mph UE out
15-30 108mph UE
15-40 110mph UE out

4*-5 FS 85mph / DF 76m
0-15 FS 82mph UE on the net
15-15 92mph UE out
30-15 107mph UE on the net
40-15 FS 96mph / 78mph FH
40-30 97mph UE out
40-40 FS 89mph UE on the net
AD-40 FS 75mph UE on the net 69m

5-5* FS 103mph UE on the net 85
0-15 FS 76mph UE on the net
15-15 FS out 103mph / 82mph UE on the net
30-15 103mph UE out lb
40-15 107mph FH winner point

6*-5 83mph UE
0-15 103mph DF
0-30 UE 88m
0-40 102mph FH
15-40 79mph UE
30-40 FS 84mph / DF 91m

6-6*
TB
1-0 FH 83m
1-1 UE 89m
2-1 UE 88m
3-1 UE on net 105m
3-2 UE 102m
4-2 UE 89m
5-2 UE on net 87m
5-3 FH 104m
5-4 Ace 98m
5-5 UE 83m
FS 78m
5-6 72m
6-6 FH 102m
7-6 FH 101m MP
8-6 FH .... :woohoo:

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/2305/1234560pa.gif

kammgretel
Sep 8th, 2005, 11:38 PM
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:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
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http://www.imagerage.com/pic4/WA655084.jpg

===========
E.Dementieva (14) / F.Pennetta (14) vs A.Groenefeld (7) / M.Navratilova (7)
===========
::::::::::::::::::::
1st SET
::::::::::::::::::::
__________

| GMT time |
__________

0-0*
:
:
40-15
40-30

1*-0
15-0
30-0
40-0 (22:10)
40-15

2-0*
0-15
0-30 (22:12)
0-40

2*-1 (22:14)
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15

3-1*
0-15
15-15 (22:17)
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
40-AD

3*-2
15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40
AD-40
40-40
AD-40
40-40 (22:24)
AD-40 (22:25)

4-2* (22:25)
0-15 (22:26)
0-30 (22:26)
0-40 (22:27)
15-40 (22.27)
30-40 (22:28)
40-40 (22:28)
40-AD (22:29)
40-40 (22.29)
40-AD (22.30)
40-40 (22.30)
40-AD (22.31)
40-40 (22.31)
AD-40 (22.31)
40-40 (22.32)
AD-40 (22.32)
40-40 (22.33)
AD-40 (22.33)
40-40 (22.34)
AD-40 (22.34)
40-40 (22.35)
AD-40 (22.36)

5*-2 (22.36) serve for the set
15-0 (22.38)
30-0 (22.39)
40-0 (22.39)

6-2* (22.39)
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2nd SET
::::::::::::::::::::
15-0 (22.43)
15-15 (22.43)
15-30 (22.44)
30-30 (22.44)
30-40 (22.44)

0*-1 (22.45)
0-15 (22.45)
15-15 (22.46)
15-30 (22.46)
15-40 (22.47)
30-40 (22.47)
40-40 (22.47)
AD-40 (22.48)

1-1* (22.48)
15-0 (22.49)
15-15 (22.49)
15-30 (22.49)
15-40 (22.50)
30-40 (22.50)
40-40 (22.50)
AD-40 (22.51)
40-40 (22.52)
40-AD (22.52)
40-40 (22.52)
40-AD (22.53)

1*-2 (22.54)
15-0 (22.55)
30-0 (22.55)
30-15 (22.56)
40-15 (22.56)

2-2* (22.57)
15-0 (22.57)
30-0 (22.58)
30-15 (22.58)
30-30 (22.58)
40-30 (22.59)

3*-2 (22.59)
15-0 (23.01)
15-15 (23.01)
30-15 (23.02)
40-15 (23.03)

4-2* (23.03)
0-15 (23.04)
0-30 (23.04)
15-30 (23.04)
30-30 (23.05)
30-40 (23.05)

4*-3 (23.06)
0-15 (23.08)
0-30 (23.08)
15-30 (23.08)
30-30 (23.08)
40-30 (23.09)

5-3* (23.09)
0-15 (23.10)
0-30 (23.11)
0-40 (23.11)
15-40 (23.12)
30-40 (23.12)

5*-4 (23.13)
15-0 (23.14)
15-15 (23.15)
30-15 (23.15)
30-30 (23.15)
40-30 (23.16)
40-40 (23.16)
AD-40 (23.17) MP
:kiss: __________:kiss::kiss: __________:kiss::kiss: __________:kiss::kiss: __________:kiss::kiss: __________:kiss::kiss: __________:kiss::kiss:
:yeah: :bounce: E.Dementieva (14) / F.Pennetta (14) vs A.Groenefeld (7) / M.Navratilova (7) 6-2 6-4 :bounce: :yeah:
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http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/8052/edfpvsalgmndoublesqfusopen2005.gif

Paco
Sep 9th, 2005, 10:50 AM
Yeah. Nice match

kammgretel
Sep 9th, 2005, 07:54 PM
===============
Dementieva vs Mary
===============
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
1st SET
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Mary P - E Dementieva

0*-0 (17:39) FS / DF
0-15 (17:40) FS
15-15 (17:41)
30-15 (17:41) FS / DF
30-30 (17:41) FS /
30-40 (17:42) FS / BH

0-1* (17:43) FH
15-0 (17:44) FH
15-15 (17:44) FS / UE out
30-15 (17:45) UE out
40-15 (17:45) FS / UE out
40-30 (17:46) out the serve 95m/ 103m BH increible punto!!!
40-40 (17:47) 93m UE on the net 104m
AD-40 (17:47) FH 98m/

0*-2 (17:48) FH
0-15 (17:48) FS 107m / FS 103m / nice serve 102m
15-15 (17:49) 100m serve winner p
30-15 (17:50) UF out 106m
40-15 (17:50) FH 105m

-------change--------

E Dementieva - Mary P
2*-1 (17:51) 97m BH
15-0 (17:52) 97m FH
15-15 (17:53) 92m UE
30-15 (17:53) 105m FS / UE
40-15 (17:54) UE out 87m

3-1* (17:54) 87m UE
0-15 (17:55) 109m UE out
15-15 (17:55) 103m serve in
15-30 (17:56) 110m FH
15-40 (17:56) 92m UE
30-40 (17:56) 109m FS / 85m FH nice.
40-40 (17:57) 113mFS/ 87m FH
40-AD (17:58) FS 108m / 85m UE lb

3*-2 (18.00) FS 106m / 89m UE on the net
15-0 (18.01) SE 106m / UE on net
30-0 (18.02) FS 98m / DF 88m
30-15 (18.02) FH 104m
40-15 (18.02) nice serve 104m

4-2* (18.03) FH 101m
0-15 (18.03) 111m UE out
0-30 (18.04) 103m UE out
0-40 (18.04) 106m FH
15-40 (18.05) Ace 102m

4-*3 (18.07) 96m UE out near the net to hit th ball but...
15-0 (18.07) 103m UE out
30-0 (18.08) 107m UE out
40-0 (18.08) FS 103m / 98m UE on the net
40-15 (18.09) 98m UE out lb

5-3* (18.09) OTServe 111m / 95m UE out
15-0 (18.10)106m UE
15-15 (18.11) 102m FS / 108m UE out
:
30-30 (18.12) 103 UE out
40-30 (18.12) Ace 108m
40-40 (18.0 FS 113m / 82m FH
AD-40 (18.13) FS 113m / DF 92m

34 min till now
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2nd SET
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Maey Piece needs treatment
Lena goes to the room change the

6*-3
0*-0 (18.25) 90m UF out
15-0 (18.26) 104m UF
30-0 (18.26) 91m serve winner
40-0 (18.27) FS 93m FH

1-0* (18.28) 90m FS 94m UE 87m
15-0 (18.28) 90m UE out
15-15 (18.29) 90m FH
15-30 (18.29) 102m ace
30-40 (18.30) 104m UE 87m

1*-1 (18.31) 88m UE out
15-0 (18.32) 104m UE out
30-0 (18.32) FS 105m / 87m FH
30-15 (18.33) 106m UE out
30-30 (18.33) 102m UE on the net
30-40 (18.34) 100m UE on the net
40-40 (18.34) 84m FH
40-AD (18.35) 106m UE out

1-2* (18.36) 101m UE on the net
0-15 (18.37) OTS 87m FH
15-15 (18.38) UE 95m
15-30 (18.38) UE 80m
30-30 (18.39) UE out 96m
30-40 (18.39) FH 91m
40-40 (18.39) 104m UE on the net
40-AD (18.40) 106m UE out

1*-3 (18.41) 101m FS / 84m UE out
15-0 (18.41) 101m UE out
30-0 (18.42) 102m UE
40-0 (18.42) FS 105m / FS 95m / 96m UE out

2-3* (18.45) FS 96m / 100m UE out
15-0 (18.46) 96m UE out
30-0 (18.46) OTS 102m UE out
30-15 (18.47) 109m UE out
30-30 (18.47) FS 110m / 89m FH
30-40 (18.48) Serve winner 110m

2-*4 (18.49) 94m UE out
0-15 (18.49) 94m FH
15-15 (18.50) DF 84m
15-30 (18.50) FS 106m UE on the net
15-40 (18.51) FS 91m UE on the net
30-40 (18.51) FS 103m / 80m FH

2-5* (18.54) new ball / UE out
0-15 (18.55) FS 95m / 85m UE out
0-30 (18.55) OTS 103m / 88m FH
15-30 (18.56) 101m UE on the net
15-40 (18.56) 104m UE on the net

2*-6 (18.57)
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3rd SET
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0*-0 (19.01) OUT the serve 83m FH
15-0 (19.01) 106m FH
15-15 (19.02) FS 83m UE out
30-15 (19.02) FH 108m
30-30 (19.03) 97m UE out
40-30 (19.03) 107m UE on the net
40-40 (19.04) out serve 92/ 74m UE
40-AD (19.05) 91m FH
40-40 (19.06) Ace 91m
AD-40 (19.06) 105m FH

1-0* (19.07) 103m UE out
0-15 (19.08) FS 108m / 87m UE out
15-15 (19.08) 102m FH
15-30 (19.09) 102m UE out
15-40 (19.10) OTS 114m/ 83m UE out

1*-1 (19.11) out the serve DF
0-15 (19.12) OTS 75m UE on the net
0-30 (19.12) 100m FH
15-30 (19.13) 93m UE out
15-40 (19.13) 109m ots / 83m UE out
30-40 (19.13) OTS 71m UE out
40-40 (19.14) FS 89m / 89m FH
40-AD (19.15) FS 100m FH

1-2* (19.16) 99m UE on the net
0-15 (19.18) 84m on the net
0-30 (19.18) UE on the net 102m
0-40 (19.19) OTS UE out 88m

1*-3 (19.20) OTS 97m / DF 82m
0-15 (19.20) FS 106m / 102m UE on the net
0-30 (19.21) 105m UE on the net
15-30 (19.21) 106 DF 100m
15-40 (19.22) 97m / UEout
30-40 (19.22) 90m UEout

1-4* (19.23) 100m FH
0-15 (19.25) 110m ots / 80m UE out
0-30 (19.26) 107m UE out
15-30 (19.27) 102m FH
15-40 (19.27) 115m UE out

1*-5 (19.28) 99m UE out
0-15 (19.29) 101 DF
0-30 (19.29) 103

:
:

I was not having the humor to continue the score , sorry... in that moment

Paco
Sep 9th, 2005, 08:39 PM
I understand

kammgretel
Sep 12th, 2005, 12:31 AM
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(14) Elena Dementieva (RUS) & Flavia Pennetta (ITA) VS (6) Lisa Raymond (USA) & Samantha Stosur (AUS)
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1st SET
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0-15 (1:06)
0-30 (1.06)
0-40 (1.06)
0-1*

0-15
15-15 (1.07)
15-30 (1.08)
15-40
30-40 (1.09)
40-40 (1.09)
AD-40 (1.09)

1-1*
0-15 (1.10)
15-15 (1.11)
15-30 (1.11)
15-30 (1.12)
15-40 (1.12) 89m

1*-2 101m / 80m (1.14)
0-15 99m
0-30 101m
0-40 100m (1.15)
15-40 103m (1.15)

1-3* (1.16) :mad: 94m
15-0 111m / 86m (1.16)
15-15 86m (1.17) 94m
15-30 109m (1.17)
30-30 97m (1.18)
30-40 111m (1.18) 82m

1*-4 102m
15-0 (1.20) 97m
15-15 (1.21)
30-15 (1.21) 95m
40-15 (1.22) :bounce: 105m 84m
40-30 (2.22) 100m / 89m

2-4*
0-15 (1.23) 100m / 80m
15-15 (1.23)
30-15 (1.24) 101m
30-30 (1.24) 103m
30-40 (1.24) 100m / 77m

2*-5 64m (1.27)
0-15 (1.27) 100m
15-15 (1.28) 93m
15-30 101m
15-40 (1.28) 100m

2-6* (1.29)
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2nd SET
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0-0* 88m (1.31)
0-15 104m
0-30 116m / 93m (1.32)
0-40 86m / 96m (1.33)

0*-1
15-0
15-15 87m (1.34) 78m
15-30 78m 102m
15-40 100m

0-2* 98m (1.35)
0-15 92m
0-30 88m (1.36)
15-30 99m 80m
30-30 101m
30-40 92m 79m
40-40 (1.37) 105m 85m
AD-40 (1.38) 94m
40-40
AD-40 99m (1.39) 96m
40-40 104m
40-AD 103m

0*-3 105m (1.40) 96m 75m
0-15 (1.41) 102m
15-15 (1.42) 91m
15-30 (1.42) 80m 94m 76m
30-30 (1.43) 76m 96m
40-30
40-40 (1.44)
AD-40
40-40
AD-40 (1.45)
40-40
40-Ad

0-4* (1.46)
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30 (1.48)
40-40 (1.49)
AD-40 (1.50)

1*-4 (1.52)
15-0
30-0
40-0 (1.53)

2-4*
0-15 (1.54)
0-30
15-30
30-30
40-30 (1.55)

3*-4 (1.56)
15-0
15-15 (1.59)
15-30
15-40

3-5*
15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15

4*-5 (2.05)
15-0
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
40-40
AD-40
40-40
40-AD
40-40
40-AD
40-40
AD-40
40-40
AD-40 (2.12)

5-5*
15-0
30-0
40-0

6*-5 (2.15)

0-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
40-40
AD-40

7-5* (2.18)
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3rd SET
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0-0*
15-0 (2.20)
15-15
15-30
15-40

0*-1 (2.22)
0-15
0-30
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40
AD-40
40-40
40-AD
40-40
AD-40

1-1* (2.27)
0-15
0-30
0-40

1*-2 (2.28)
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30

2-2* (2.33)
0-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
AD-40
40-40
40-AD

2*-3
0-15
0-30
0-40
15-40

2-4*
15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40

2*-5
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40
AD-40

3-5*
0-15
0-30
0-40

3-6 END for now :crying2:
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Raymond and Stosur deal double disappointment to Dementieva Sun Sep 11, 4:32 PM ET



NEW YORK (AFP) - Russian Elena Dementieva, denied a return trip to the US Open women's singles final, was disappointed again on Sunday as Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur claimed the women's doubles crown.

America's Raymond and Australia's Stosur, seeded sixth, wasted two match points in the second set but emerged with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 victory over Dementieva and Italy's Flavia Pennetta.

Raymond added to her three previous Grand Slam doubles titles, the 2000 Australian Open, 2001 Wimbledon and 2001 US Open, all won with Aussie Rennae Stubbs.

She and Stosur joined up for the North American hardcourt season in July, and were playing their fifth event together. They warmed up in style for their US Open campaign by winning the doubles crown in New Haven on the eve of the year's final Grand Slam.

On the way to the final, Raymond and Stosur beat the top seeded team of Cara Black and Stubbs, as well as the No. 3 seeds from Spain, Conchita Martinez and Virginia Ruano Pascual.

Dementieva and Pennetta got together even more recently, and were playing just their second tournament together.

They stormed to victory in their first, at Los Angeles in August, and their victims at Flushing Meadows included tennis icon Martina Navratilova and Anna-Lena Groenefeld in the semi-finals and fourth-seeded Nadia Petrova and Meghann Shaughnessy in the third round.

Dementieva had lasted in the singles draw until the semi-finals, when she fell to France's Mary Pierce, who was beaten in the final by Belgian Kim Clijsters.

kammgretel
Sep 17th, 2005, 02:41 PM
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1st SET
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2nd SET
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3rd SET
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Resume of 3 SETs:
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~~*Elena.D*~~
Sep 17th, 2005, 02:51 PM
thank you....kamm

kammgretel
Sep 18th, 2005, 01:17 PM
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1st SET
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2nd SET
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3rd SET
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kammgretel
Sep 18th, 2005, 06:12 PM
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1st SET
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2nd SET
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3rd SET
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:bounce: THEY ARE THE CHAMPION :bounce:

kammgretel
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:53 PM
Russia wins incredible final to take Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

In the gathering gloom, the clock showing 19:55 local time, a forehand return from Amelie Mauresmo sailed long, and the scratch pairing of Elena Dementieva and Dinara Safina had defeated Amelie Mauresmo and Mary Pierce 64 16 63 in the deciding fifth rubber.

Well though 19-year-old Dinara Safina played in such pressurised circumstances, it was Elena Dementieva who was the Russian heroine this weekend, winning all three rubbers she played, emulating her teammate Anastasia Myskina’s feat last year when Russia won this coveted trophy for the first time.

Dementieva had been saying all week how much she wanted to win this Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final, having been on the losing side for Russia in the 1999 Final, to USA, and in the 2001 Final to Belgium, before missing out on last year’s win over France due to injury.

"It's my third Fed Cup Final but the first time that I have won so I am really happy," said Dementieva, beaming from ear to ear.

Typically, though, she refused to accept all the credit, and was keen to emphasise Myskina's contrbution this year, even if she did lose both rubbers she played this weekend.

"I am not the heroine, the team won, not any individual.

"Although Anastasia lost today, if she hadn't beaten Venus Williams in the semifinal, we may not have been here."

The French were understandably desperately disappointed to have lost such a close contest, but they seemed to take some solace in having given their all and played a huge part in such a memorable final.

"I am proud of my performance this weekend," said Pierce. "We played some high-level tennis. The public were great. It's just a pity that we didn't win."

The tennis in this Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final had been variable in quality but never less than utterly compelling. It was almost inevitable that it would go down to a final decisive doubles rubber, just as the final between these two teams in Moscow did last year, and then that it would go to a final set, with one side and then the other seemingly having the momentum.

At around 17:00 this afternoon Russia had all but retained the trophy, with Anastasia Myskina 4-1 up in the second set against Mary Pierce and just six points from glory at 30-all. Somehow Mary Pierce managed to keep France’s hopes alive and force a decisive fifth rubber, and having pulled out such a stunning fightback, French Captain Georges Goven decided to nominate Pierce instead of Nathalie Dechy for the crucial final rubber.

Three breaks of serve began the match to underline the nerves on court, but it was France who had the early advantage as Pierce held for 3-1. Goven’s decision looked to be paying off. Equally Dementieva and Safina, who had never played together at any level, did not seem to be gelling as a team.

Once again though just when one nation seemed to have grabbed the initiative, back came their opponents. Showing glimpses of the doubles form that took her to the final at the US Open just a week ago alongside Flavia Pennetta, Dementieva started to get her game together, and Safina in turn began to feed off her partner’s growing confidence. A delicate crosscourt backhand from Safina gave Russia the first set, and one wondered if France had run out of chances to win the trophy, especially when Russia went 1-0 up in the second set having won twelve straight points.

Of course that was just a cue for another seismic shift in the direction of the match, and France were soon on a run of their own to reel off six straight games. For the first time since the 1991 Final, the Fed Cup would be decided by a final set of a final rubber – eerily reminiscent of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final in 2002 between these two nations in the same city.

However when France broke Safina’s serve in the first game of the final set for a seventh consecutive game, and doing so from 40-0 down at that, there were few inside a fervent Court Philippe Chatrier who thought that Russia could beat France in a final set again, as the men had done in that Davis Cup Final. Indeed, the visitors’ hopes were fading as fast as the light, and a first French Fed Cup success on home soil was surely just a matter of time.

It was not to be. There was instead time for more twists in this extraordinary story, and the final chapter began with Amelie Mauresmo dropping serve thanks to four volleying errors. The confidence almost visibly drained from her at that point, and although the match went on serve to 3-2 for Russia, Mauresmo lost her next service game to love and Russia were once again on the brink of victory at 4-2.

After having a point for 5-2 though, Dementieva lost her serve and the prospect of a third day’s play looked a distinct possibility if Pierce could hold serve for 4-all, such was the darkness descending on the court. At 30-all, Dementieva drilled a winner down the line, and Safina then flashed an inside-out forehand past the helpless Mauresmo onto the line to put Russia 5-3 up.

Finally, these really were the killer blows, and Safina served out the match with relative ease after a total of ten hours six minutes of pulsating action over the weekend.

It had been an incredibly tense one hour 47 minute final rubber, a fitting end to a marvellous weekend of competition in which every player that took to the court gave everything for their countries. Tennis - sport even - doesn't come any more passionate and dramatic than this.

Marat Safin phoned his little sister Dinara after the match to congratulate her, an appropriate gesture on a day when the 15,000 privileged to be inside Roland Garros saw that the Fed Cup, for so long regarded as the little sister of the Davis Cup, has finally grown up.
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19 сентября 2005, №144-M (16 739)
«Меня окрыляет возможность играть за страну»
Олег Шевцов

http://www.sovsport.ru/gazeta/default.asp?id=199578

ПРЯМАЯ РЕЧЬ

Представляющая ЦСКА Елена Дементьева выиграла все три встречи, в которых участвовала. Потому и ее слова, произнесенные на пресс-конференциях, были намного более светлыми, чем получились у Анастасии Мыскиной. Хотя Настя тоже все, что могла, отдала борьбе. В этом нет никаких сомнений.

Елена ДЕМЕНТЬЕВА (после матча с Пьерс):

— Что было для вас важнее — отстаивать честь страны или все-таки взять реванш у Пьерс за досадный проигрыш в США?

— Трудно сказать однозначно. Наверное, и то и другое. Поражение на «Ю.Эс.Оупен» придавало мне дополнительные силы. Я была рада, что вместе с Пьерс мы откроем матч. Хотя, с другой стороны, играть за страну для меня не менее важно, — Дементьева пришла на пресс-конференцию первой, с еще мокрыми после душа волосами и отвечала журналистам на трех языках – русском, французском и английском.

— Что советовал вам Шамиль Тарпищев на переходах?

— Капитан говорил мне все время одно и то же: «Терпи, даже если ты проигрываешь, гоняй ее по углам. Заставляй ее бегать. Разводи ее, она устанет». Так и получилось. Хотя мы с Мари приехали из США одновременно – во вторник сил у нее, очевидно, оставалось меньше. В третьем сете она устала и уступила мне победу.

— Что решило исход матча — психологическая устойчивость или физическая форма?

— Психологически мы обе устойчивы. Все решали физические кондиции на корте.

— Вы поняли, что выиграете у Мари, когда счет стал 5:0 в решающем сете?

— Были какие-то обидные моменты, но я чувствовала себя увереннее весь матч и поэтому выиграла. В женском теннисе окончательный итог неясен до конца. Поэтому радость пришла только после последнего выигранного мяча. Хочется сказать спасибо нашим болельщикам, которые сумели выбраться в Париж и оказать нам поддержку. Я ее чувствовала.

— Как вы оцениваете Моресмо, с которой предстоит играть?

— Амели любит играть на грунте. У нее отличное чувство мяча и богатый технический арсенал. Зато все знают, что, когда она играет на корте Филиппа Шатрие, она всегда очень волнуется. Так что матч будет трудный, но я буду бороться за победу.

Елена ДЕМЕНТЬЕВА (после матча с Моресмо):

— Где вы черпаете резервы для побед, ведь вы устали после серии турниров в США?

— Да, после двух месяцев американского турне нагрузка сказывается. Но если мне скажут, что нужно идти играть пару, я пойду. В отличие от просто турниров игра за команду дает дополнительные силы. Меня окрыляет возможность играть за страну.

— Вы улыбались с самого начала игры. Получали удовольствие?

— На самом деле атмосфера потрясающая, когда 15 тысяч зрителей смотрят матч. Даже на финале «Ролан Гарроса» такого не было.

— Но вы играли в том числе и против этих 15 тысяч. А русских болельщиков слышали во французском хоре?

— Конечно. Причем и со стороны французской публики не было враждебности, она аплодировала, в том числе и моим красивым розыгрышам. Атмосфера была дружелюбной.

Анастасия МЫСКИНА (после матча с Моресмо):

— Если бы вы выиграли первый сет у Моресмо, окончательная победа осталась бы за вами?

— Я играла ужасно. При таком количестве ошибок можно проиграть кому угодно.

— Как вы оцениваете свои перспективы в матче с Пьерс?

— Если капитан нашей сборной решит меня поставить на игру, то я, естественно, буду стараться победить. Сейчас надо прийти в себя, а завтра посмотрим.

— А вы думаете, что французы не заменят Пьерс после ее поражения?

— Решать им, но я думаю, что она опытнее других. Поэтому вполне вероятно, что она снова выйдет на корт.
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20 сентября 2005, №144-B (16 740)
Дементьева – суперрусская!
Олег Шевцов


ПРЯМАЯ РЕЧЬ

После матча француженки и их капитан пытались объяснить причины своего поражения. Команда сошлась во мнении, что россиянки были безупречны. Первыми впечатлениями после победы поделились и наши девушки.

Елена ДЕМЕНТЬЕВА:
— Наверное, ты будешь вспоминать этот уик-энд как самый счастливый в твоей карьере.
— Это третий финал сборной, в котором я принимаю участие.
И мне очень хотелось победить. Давно этого ждала, и сегодня я по-настоящему счастлива.
— Президент вас уже поздравил?
— Уже позвонил Борис Николаевич Ельцин.
— Вчера ты сказала, что героиней себя чувствовать рано. А теперь, когда ты выиграла все три встречи?
— В Кубке играет команда. Выигрывают или проигрывают — все вместе. В этом отличие Кубка Федерации от турниров ВТА. Вот Насте здесь не повезло, и она уступила здесь свои встречи. Но ведь не выиграй она тогда в полуфинале у Венус Уильямс, нас бы здесь не было и победы сегодняшней — тоже.

Динара САФИНА:
— Как вам мощные удары Pierce, которые в прямом смысле пришлось испытать на себе?
— Непередаваемые ощущения.
— Марат вас уже поздравил? Что он сказал?
— Да, он мне позвонил, но был немногословен. Сказал, что я молодец, хорошо играла и что он меня любит.

Жорж ГОВЕН, капитан сборной Франции:
— Был красивый финал, но Франция опять проиграла. Что вы ощущаете?
— Это страшное разочарование. Я пытаюсь переваривать всю горечь постепенно.
— А в чем все-таки причина, ведь вы были близки к успеху?
— Мне не в чем упрекнуть французских игроков. Они очень старались.У них были взлеты и падения, но они бились каждую секунду, и публика это видела.
— Все решило противостояние двух лидеров — Pierce и Дементьевой. Как вам их игра?
— Мари прекрасно сыграла на уровне своего огромного опыта.
А Елена себя превзошла. Она – суперрусская.

Мари Pierce:
— Вы корите себя?
— Нет. Я горжусь тем, что мы сделали. Наша сборная мечтала сыграть в финале Кубка Федерации на «Ролан Гаррос», и это получилось. Жаль, что мы уступили. Но нам не в чем себя упрекнуть. Все было отдано для победы. Все решил перевес в несколько мячей.
— Но в чем все-таки русские превзошли вас в паре?
— Они были психологически более устойчивы, принимали стабильно. А главное — очень хорошо играли в решающие моменты.
— Когда вы проигрывали Мыскиной во втором сете 1-4, мелькала ли у вас мысль, что все кончено?
— В женском теннисе надежда остается, пока не разыграно последнее очко. Поначалу она действительно атаковала, а я сливала. Но в какой-то момент как будто что-то переключилось в моей голове. По совету капитана я поменяла тактику, и это помогло. Было ли отчаяние, я не помню, но сдаваться не собиралась.
— Скажите, игра «в тело» — это обязательный элемент твоей тактики против россиянок в паре?
— Я старалась бить как можно сильнее, чтобы выиграть очко. Но специально в Сафину не целилась. Просто, когда играешь одиночку, легче пробить в незащищенный корт, а тут-то их перед тобой двое.

Амели Mauresmo:
— В сборной Франции лучшие теннисистки страны. Как же вы упустили второй финал подряд?
— У нас была одна проблема, которая называется «Дементьева». Она была на голову выше нас. Она смогла заставить и Сафину в себя поверить.

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"Россия - самая теннисная держава"
19.09.2005 21:43 | Газета.ru


Елена Дементьева и Динара Сафина, выигравшие решающий матч в финале Кубка федерации, прилетели в Москву вместе с почетным трофеем.

Среди встречавших их в аэропорту "Шереметьево-2" был корреспондент "Газеты.Ru", которому удалось побеседовать с чемпионками.

- Что для вас победа в Кубке Федерации?
Elena Dementieva : - Для меня это в первую очередь давняя мечта, я долго к ней шла, и эта победа для меня очень много значит. Это одно из самых любимых соревнований, и я еще раз доказала, что когда играю за страну, то у меня появляется больше мотивации, больше сил. Ведь после US Open я была очень уставшая. Для меня это действительно - самое яркое событие этого года.
Dinara Safina : - Честно сказать, я не ожидала, что в 19 лет уже добьюсь такой победы, как выигрыш Кубка Федерации. Я надолго запомню матч, когда нам с Леной пришлось играть за решающее очко. У меня в первый раз была такая игра, поэтому я очень рада этой победе.

- В финале Кубка Федерации прошлого года сборная России одержала победу во многом благодаря усилиям Анастасии Мыскиной. В этом году лидером команды стали вы, Елена. Каково быть лидером сборной, зная, что играешь не только за себя, но и за всю команду? - Кубок Федерации - это командное соревнование, которое тем и отличается, что здесь играют команды. Мы проигрывали вместе, выигрывали вместе... Может быть, у Насти не сложилась игра в финале, но если бы не ее победа над Винус Уильямс, то, может быть, мы бы и не дошли до финала. В решающем матче большая ответственность выпала на Динару, которая не играла в одиночных встречах ни в субботу, ни в воскресенье. Да и Вера (Душевина - прим. "Газета.Ru") сидела и за нас переживала. Эта наша командная победа, мы этого достойны.

Мы боролись с начала года, и, думаю, замечательно, что мы удержали Кубок еще на один год.

- Вопрос к Динаре. Когда вы узнали, что вам предстоит играть в парной встрече?
- Когда стало видно, что Настя, по всей видимости, проиграет, ко мне подошла Лариса (Савченко-Нейланд, тренер сборной России, прим. "Газеты.Ru"), и сказала: "Готовься, ты будешь играть в парной встрече". Конечно, у меня тогда появился небольшой мандраж.

- И как справились с волнением?
Dinara Safina : - У меня больше было волнения перед матчем, а когда вышла на корт, то отступать уже было некуда.

- Как вы боролись с тем, что француженки старались играть больше на вас, думая, что вы слабое звено в российской паре?
Elena Dementieva : - А можно я скажу? Когда мяч после моей подачи посылали в ее сторону, она мне говорила: "Это хорошо! Мне даже нравится!" (все смеются).
Dinara Safina : - Когда Лена подавала в Pierce, то француженка действительно старалась играть на меня. И три раза она так сильно в меня била, что у меня ракетка вылетела из рук. И это меня очень разозлило. Я очень хотела ей отомстить.

-Был ли момент в матче, когда вам показалось, что Россия может проиграть финал?
Elena Dementieva : - После победы над Амели Mauresmo на пресс-конференции меня начали все поздравлять. Когда же мы заметили, что Настя выигрывает у Pierce, то у меня уже начало приходить небольшое расслабление. Но потом пришлось настраиваться на решающую парную встречу. Это было очень тяжело... после того, как в паре мы проиграли партию, появилась мысль, неужели мы проиграем?

Но, к счастью, все удачно сложилось, Динара играла замечательно и в итоге мы выиграли.

- Женская сборная России - сильнейшая в мире?
Elena Dementieva : - Думаю, однозначно мы это подтвердили. Мы обыграли сильнейший состав сборной Франции - у них два игрока из первой десятки, не как в прошлом году. Мы играли не у себя дома, что осложняло задачу. 15 тысяч зрителей в субботу, столько же в воскресенье. Думаю, мы доказали еще раз, что Россия - самая сильная теннисная держава.

- Кубок Федерации означает, что конец сезона не за горами. Впереди еще Кубок Кремля и еще несколько турниров. Можете ли уже сейчас подвести какие-то итоги этого года?
Elena Dementieva : - Эта победа она перекрыла все маленькие неудачи этого года. Для меня - самыми неудачными стали выступления на турнирах Большого шлема. Но эта победа - это самое яркое воспоминание. Впереди еще, конечно, несколько турниров, но вне зависимости от их результатов эта победа стала самым ярким событием.
Dinara Safina : - В этом году на турнирах Большого шлема я сыграла не очень удачно, но выиграла два менее представительных турнира.

Но победа в Кубке Федерации, безусловно, стала самым значимым событием в этом году.

- У вас, Динара, была победа зимой на турнире как раз в Париже. Может быть, столица Франции для вас - это счастливый город? - Не знаю, может быть и так. Еще там, выходя против Mauresmo, я знала, что могу ее обыграть. И здесь, когда выходила на парную игру, тоже чувствовала, что могу сыграть хорошо.

- Как отреагировали Mauresmo и Pierce на поражение?
Elena Dementieva : - После окончания финала мы все вместе отпраздновали его завершение. Они, конечно, были расстроены, но подошли к нам и поздравили. Признали, что мы играли лучше, и они сделали все, что могли.

- Говорят, что выиграть какое-то соревнование во второй раз сложнее, чем в первый. После второй подряд победы в Кубке Федерации вы можете согласиться с этим?
Elena Dementieva : - Вы знаете, мне не хочется останавливаться на достигнутом. Хочется выиграть и в третий раз, и в четвертый, да и как можно дольше делать так, чтобы российская команда была лучшей в мире, как бы сложно это не было. Мы реально это заслужили. У нас самое большое представительство в первой двадцатке, поэтому наша победа закономерна. Николай Подорванюк

" Russia - the most tennis power "
19.09.2005 21:43 | Газета.ru


Elena Dementieva and Dinara Safina, gained solving match in a final of Fed Cup, have arrived to Moscow together with a honourable trophy.

Among met them at airport " Sheremetyevo-2 " there was a correspondent " Newspapers. Ru " to which managed to have a talk with чемпионками.

- What for you a victory over the Fed Cup?
Elena Dementieva : - For me it first of all old dream, I long to it went, and this victory over me means much. This one of the most favourite competitions, and I have once again proved, that when I play for the country at me appears more motivations, it is more than forces. In fact after US Open I was very tired. For me it is valid - the brightest event of this year. Dinara Safina : - Fairly to tell, I did not expect, that in 19 years I shall already achieve such victory, as a prize of the Fed Cup. I for a long time shall remember a match when we with Lena had to playfor solving spot. I for the first time had such game, therefore I am very glad to this victory.

- In a cup-final of Federation of the last year the combined team of Russia has won in many respects owing to efforts Anastasii Myskinoj. In it to year the leader of a command became you, Elena. What to be the leader of a combined team, knowing, what you playnot only for yourself, but also for all command? - the Fed Cup is a command competition which that and differs, that here play commands. We lost together, won together... Perhaps, at Насти there was no game in the ending, but if not its victory over Vinus Williams, maybe, we and have reached the ending. In a solving match the greater responsibility has dropped out on Dinar which did not play single meetings neither on Saturday, nor on Sunday. And Vera Douchevina - a comment " the Newspaper. Ru ") sat and for us experienced. This our command victory, we of it are worthy.

We struggled from the beginning of year, and, I think, is remarkable, that we have kept the Cup for one year.

- Question to Dinar. When you have learned, what you should play to a pair meeting? - when it became visible, that Настя, most likely, will lose, Larissa has approached to me (to Savchenko-Нейланд, the trainer of modular Russia, a comment " Newspapers. Ru "), also has told: " Prepare, you will play to a pair meeting ". Certainly, I then had a small nervous trembling.

- And how have coped with excitement?
Dinara Safina : - At me was excitements before a match and when has left on court there was no place to recede already more.

- How you struggled what the French tried to play more on you, thinking, what you a weak part in the Russian pair?
Elena Dementieva : - And I am possible shall tell? When a ball after my submission sent to its party, it spoke me: " It is good! Even it is pleasant to me! " (everyone are dared). Dinara Safina : - when Lena submitted in Pierce the French really tried to play on me. Also it so strongly in me beat three times, that at me ракетка has taken off from hands. And it has very much angered me. I very much wished to revenge it.

-Whether there was a moment in a match when it seemed to you, what Russia can lose for the ending?
Elena Dementieva : - After a victory above Амели Mauresmo at press conference me have started all to congratulate. When we have noticed, that Настя wins at Pierce at me the small relaxation has already started to come. But then it was necessary to be adjusted on solving pair meeting. It was very heavy... After in pair we have lost for a party, there was an idea, really we shall lose?

But, fortunately, all has successfully developed, Dinara played is remarkable and as a result we havewon.

- Female combined team of Russia - the strongest in the world?
Elena Dementieva : - I Think, it is unequivocal we have confirmed. We have beaten the strongest structure of modular France - at themtwo players from first tens, not as in the past to year. We played not at home, that complicated a problem. 15 thousand spectators on Saturday, as much on Sunday. I think, we have proved once again, that Russia - the strongest tennis power.

- The Fed Cup means, that the end of a season not far off. Ahead still the Cup of the Kremlin and some more tournaments. Whether can bring any results of this year now already?
Elena Dementieva : - This victory it has blocked all small failures of this year. For me - the most unsuccessful became performances on tournaments of the Big helmet. But this victory is the brightest memoirs. Ahead still, certainly, some tournaments, but without dependence from their results this victory became the brightest event. Dinara Safina : - In it to year on tournaments of the Big helmet I have played not so successfully, but have won less representative two tournaments.

But the victory over the Fed Cup, certainly, became the most significant event in it to year.

- You, Dinara, had a victory in the winter on tournament just in Paris. Perhaps, the capital of France for you is a happy city? - I do not know, can be and so. Still there, leaving against Mauresmo, I knew, that I can beat it. Here again, when left on pair game, too felt, that I can play well.

- How have reacted Mauresmo and Pierce to defeat?
Elena Dementieva : - After the termination of the ending all of us have together celebrated its end. They, certainly, have been upset, but have approached to us and have congratulated. Have recognized, that we played better,and they have made everything, that could.

- Speak what to win any competition in second time more difficultly, than in the first. After the victory second successively over the Fed Cup you can agree with it? Elena Dementieva : - you know, I would not like to stop on reached. It would be desirable to win and in third time, and in the fourth and as it is possible to do longer so that the Russian command was the best in the world, it was not as though complex. We really it have deserved. At us the biggest representation in the first twenty, therefore our victory is natural. Nikolay Podorvanjuk
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Елена ДЕМЕНТЬЕВА: "МЕЧТА СБЫЛАСЬ!"

Как уже сообщал "СЭ", в воскресенье в Париже российская сборная второй год подряд победила в финале Fed Cup, а главной героиней матча стала Елена Дементьева, сначала она выиграла две одиночные встречи, а затем, в паре с Динарой Сафиной, добыла для России победное очко.

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- Что для вас значит победа сборной России?

- Эта победа - то, о чем я мечтала, и ждать ее пришлось очень долго. Ведь для меня это уже третий финал Кубка Федерации, но только сейчас удалось наконец-то добиться цели.

- Наверное, чувство удовлетворения тем больше, что именно вы, Елена, выступили в роли главного творца нашего успеха?

- Fed Cup - это командный турнир, и все победы и поражения у нас общие. Да, в финале мне удалось выиграть два одиночных матча, а Настя Мыскина выступила не слишком удачно. Однако не обыграй она в полуфинале Винус Уильямс, не было бы и этого финала. Весомый вклад в нашу победу внесла и Динара Сафина, сыгравшая парную комбинацию с сумасшедшим настроем. Так что выделять кого-то одного и называть его героем финала было бы неправильно.

- Как вы провели время между двумя своими воскресными матчами? Что почувствовали, когда поняли, что вновь предстоит выйти на корт?

- Откровенно говоря, когда Настя выиграла у Pierce первый сет и вела во втором со счетом 4:1, подумала, что моя работа на сегодня уже закончена. Я очень сильно устала: снова выходить на площадку, играть в решающем пятом матче ужасно не хотелось. Но это спорт, здесь нужно быть готовым ко всему.

- Вы сказали, что долго мечтали об этой победе. Сейчас, когда цель достигнута, останется ли у вас мотивация и желание и в будущем выступать за сборную?

- Первая победа навсегда останется особой, но это не значит, что к сборной я отныне потеряю интерес. За нашу национальную команду всегда играю с особым чувством и настроем, меня не надо упрашивать. Если Шамиль Тарпищев отправит мне новый вызов, с удовольствием приеду. К тому же мотивация у меня останется высокой - теперь нужно подтверждать звание победителя Fed Cup. Немаловажно и то, что мне очень нравится играть для наших, российских болельщиков. Но турниров на родине проводится немного: Fed Cup и Kremlin Cup - две единственные возможности это сделать.

- На пресс-конференции вы сказали, что посвящаете эту победу своим фанатам. Правда ли то, что вы поддерживаете с ними довольно близкие отношения?

- Таких болельщиков, наверное, нет больше ни у кого (улыбается). Это люди, которые поддерживают меня уже много лет, не бросали, когда у меня что-то не получалось, и всегда были со мной. Встречаться с ними мне удается не так уж часто - я нахожусь в постоянных разъездах, и общаемся мы в основном по электронной почте и на моем сайте. Однако каждый год на "Кубке Кремля" обязательно встречаемся, разговариваем, обмениваемся подарками. Только вот, как правило, я гораздо больше получаю подарков, нежели дарю сама (вновь улыбается).

- В этом году наша команда выглядит очень дружным и спаянным коллективом. Может быть, вы хотели бы, чтобы в будущем году состав остался неизменным?

- Разумеется, у меня, как у любого человека, существуют свои симпатии и антипатии. Те девочки, которые играли в этом финальном матче, - среди моих лучших подруг в теннисном туре. Но даже если состав команды в следующем году претерпит изменения, это никак не повлияет на мое желание играть за сборную. Ведь это не место для выяснения личных отношений. Ради общей цели должны быть забыты любые разногласия. К тому же лично у меня проблем ни с кем прежде не возникало, я со всеми находила общий язык.

- Победа в Кубке Федерации - повод поговорить об итогах сезона. Как вы его для себя оцениваете?

- Этот сезон получился не таким хорошим, как прошлый, но и назвать его неудачным я не могу. Все-таки дошла до полуфинала US Open, да и на других турнирах "Большого шлема" могла как минимум пробиться в восьмерку: на Уимблдоне мне не хватило всего одного мяча, а на Roland Garros и Australian Open немножко не повезло. Поэтому в целом своим сезоном довольна.

- В чем вам нужно прибавить, чтобы наконец выиграть один из главных турниров сезона, и какой из них вам бы хотелось выиграть больше всего?

- Пределов совершенству нет, но думаю, что могу рассчитывать на такой успех и со своим нынешним уровнем тенниса. Нужно только, чтобы в решающие моменты на моей стороне было немного удачи. Что же касается конкретного турнира, то назову Roland Garros.

- Почему вы расстались с Ольгой Морозовой?

- Это произошло по обоюдному согласию. Морозова - великолепный специалист и очень многому меня научила, но иногда ты чувствуешь, что необходимо что-то менять. Это был как раз тот случай. Сейчас я вновь работаю с мамой.

- А нового профессионального тренера ищете?

- Ищем, но это процесс долгий и непростой. Каких-то конкретных фамилий назвать сейчас не смогу. Но если появится человек, который устроит и меня, и маму, то мы, вполне вероятно, поработаем вместе.

- Даже капитан французской сборной Жорж Говен отметил, что ваша подача заметно улучшилась. Это результат работы с Рихардом Крайчеком?

- Мы занимались всего несколько недель, но зато очень продуктивно. Крайчек заставил меня поверить в свои силы, ведь проблемы с подачей у меня лежат главным образом в плоскости психологии. Я могу хорошо подавать, но долгое время просто не могла заставить себя поверить в это. Надеюсь, сейчас дело пойдет на лад.

Elena ДЕМЕНТЬЕВА: " the DREAM HAS come true! "

As already informed "СЭ", in Sunday in Paris the Russian combined team has successively won the second year ending Fed Cup, and the main heroine of a match became Elena Dementieva, all over again it has won two single meetings, and then, in pair with Динарой Сафиной, has extracted a victorious spot for Russia.

Gleb ШАТУНОВСКИЙ

From Paris

- What for you the victory of modular Russia means?

- This victory - of what I dreamed, and was necessary to wait for it very long. In fact for me it already the third cup-final of Federation, but only now was possible to achieve the purpose at last.

- Probably, the feeling of satisfaction the is more, what exactly you, Elena, have acted in a role of the main creator of our success?

- Fed Cup is a command tournament, and all victories and defeats at us the general. Yes, in the ending I managed to win two single matches, and Настя Мыскина has acted not too successfully. However do not beat it in a semifinal Vinus Williams, there would be no also this ending. The powerful contribution to our victory has brought also Dinara Safina,played a pair combination with a mad spirit. So to allocate someone one and to name its hero of the ending it would be wrong.

- How you have spent time between two Sunday matches? What have felt, when have understood, what again it is necessary to leave on court?

- Frankly speaking when Настя has won at Pierce the first сет and conducted in the second with the account 4:1, has thought, that my work for today is already finished. I am very strongly tired: again to leave on a platform, to play a solving fifth match awfully it would not be desirable. But it is sports, here it is necessary to be ready to all.

- You have told, that long dreamed of this victory. Now, when the purpose is reached, whether there will be at you a motivation and desire and in the future to support a combined team?

- The first victory for ever remains the person, but it does not mean, that to a combined team I henceforth shall lose interest. For our national command always I play with special feeling and a spirit, I should not be asked. If Шамиль Тарпищев will send me a new call, with pleasure I shall arrive. Besides the motivation at me remains high - now it is necessary to confirm a rank of winner Fed Cup. That I very much like to play for our, Russian fans Is important also. But tournaments in the native land it is spent a little: Fed Cup and Kremlin Cup - two unique opportunities it to make.

- At press conference you have told, that devote this victory to the fans. Whether the truth what you support with them enough close relations?

- Such fans, probably, are not present more at anybody (smiles). They are people who support me many years, did not throw, when something was impossible to me, and always were with me. To meet them to me it is possible not too often - I am in constant travels, and we communicate basically by e-mail and on my site. However every year on " the Cup of the Kremlin " necessarily we meet, we talk, we exchange gifts. Only here, as a rule, I receive gifts much more, rather than I give itself (again smiles).

- In it to year our command looks very amicable and soldered collective. Perhaps, you would like, that in the future to year the structure has remained constant?

- Certainly, at me as any person, has sympathies and antipathy. Those girls who played this final, - among my best girlfriends in tennis round. But even if the structure of a command in following year will undergo changes, it will not affect in any way my desire to play for a combined team. In fact it not a place for finding-out of personal attitudes. For the sake of an overall aim any disagreements should be forgotten. Besides personally at me problems with anybody beforedid not arise, I with all found common language.

- The victory over the Fed Cup - an occasion to talk about results of a season. How you for yourselves estimate it?

- This season has turned out not such good as last, but also name its unsuccessful I I can not. All the same has reached semifinal US Open, and on other tournaments of " the Big helmet " could make the way at least in the eight: on Wimbledon I did not have no all one ball, and on Roland Garros and Australian Open a little bit has not carried. Therefore as a whole with the season it is happy.

- In what you need to add at last to win one of the main tournaments of a season and who of them to you was to be won most of all?

- Limits to perfection are not present, but I think, that I can count on such success and with the present level of tennis. It is necessary only that at turning points on my party was a few success. As if to concrete tournament I shall name Roland Garros.

- Why you have left Olga Morozova?

- It has occured in consent. Морозова - the magnificent expert and very much to much me has learned, but sometimes you feel, that it is necessary for something to change. It was just that case. Now I again work with mum.

- And for the new professional coach search?

- We search, but it is process long and uneasy. Any concrete surnames name now I can not. But if there will be a person who will suit also me, and mum we, quite possibly, shall work together.

- Even the captain of the French combined team George Goven has noted, that your submission has noticeably improved. It is result of work with Рихардом the Krycek?

- We were engaged all some weeks, but it is very productive. The Krycek has forced me to believe in the forces, in fact problems with submission at me lay mainly in a plane of psychology. I can well submit, but long time simply could not force to believe myself in it. I hope, business now will go on лад.
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20 сентября 2005, №144-B (16 740)
Кубок уже в России
Сергей Герасин, Ольга Захарова

ТЕННИС. КУБОК ФЕДЕРАЦИИ
МИРОВАЯ ГРУППА I. ФИНАЛ

СОБЫТИЕ ДНЯ

Вчера вечером в Москву из Парижа вернулась женская сборная России, которая во второй раз подряд завоевала Кубок Федерации. В аэропорту победителей встречали корреспонденты «СС».

Сборная прибыла в неполном составе. Анастасия Мыскина сразу после награждения уехала в индийскую Калькутту, где на этой неделе примет участие в турнире ВТА 3-й категории. Вера Душевина отправилась на турнир 2-й категории в Пекин.

А капитан команды Шамиль Тарпищев поспешил в Хорватию. Там уже в ближайшие выходные в Сплите мужская сборная России сыграет с хозяевами за выход в финал Кубка Дэвиса.

Зато в столицу приехали главные героини решающей парной встречи финала Кубка Федерации – Елена Дементьева и Динара Сафина. Самолет с чемпионками на борту приземлился с опозданием. 40 минут ожидания. Наконец, Елена и Динара с огромными букетами цветов, в окружении тренеров, родных и близких появились из зала прилета и ответили на вопросы корреспондентов «СС».

СДЕЛАЛИ ВСЕ, КАК ЗАДУМАЛИ

– Динара, когда капитан объявил состав пары на последний матч?

– Утром в воскресенье. Я изначально была заявлена на пару с Верой. Но Шамиль Анвярович сказал, что если встреча будет решающей, то играть будем мы с Леной.

– Раньше вы с ней не играли в паре, но сразу показали на удивление слаженную игру.

– Это сюрприз даже для меня самой. Мы действительно никогда не играли вместе и даже не тренировались. Лишь однажды, во время тренировок перед полуфиналом Кубка Федерации с американками, мы провели несколько разминочных геймов. Вот и вся практика.

– Казалось, вы совсем не переживали. Лена держала заднюю линию, а вы совершали немыслимые трюки впереди.

– У нас с самого начала был именно такой план. Я должна была помогать ей у сетки, а ей следовало давить француженок дальними ударами.

– Однажды вам удался розыгрыш-шедевр. Вы долго перестреливались с Mauresmo на задней линии, а потом вы выполнили точный резкий кросс мимо Pierce. Та не успела шелохнуться. Это получилось случайно?

– Нет, я ждала момент, чтобы Мари чуть отошла и освободила мне тот угол. Так и получилось. Хорошо, что мне удалось сначала выдержать эту длительную перестрелку с Амели.

– На этой неделе вы с Леной не участвуете в турнирах. Поедете в Хорватию поболеть за ребят в Кубке Дэвиса?

– Да нет, хочу как следует восстановиться, отдохнуть. У меня на следующей неделе турнир в Люксембурге, затем в Фильдерштадте. Как обычно, играю в одиночке и в паре – с Мединой-Гарригес. А потом уже и Кубок Кремля.

НАШЛИСЬ И СВЕРХСИЛЫ

Мама Елены Дементьевой с маленькой собачкой на руках выглядела самой счастливой. Но усталость не скроешь даже за радостной улыбкой. Еще бы, она так переживала за дочь и за сборную – словами не передать.

Но поговорит она с дочерью потом, когда они уединятся дома. А пока Лена нарасхват у журналистов. Вот что она сказала в разговоре с корреспондентом «СС».

– Лена, Франция еще не приелась – все-таки второй год подряд вы с этой командой в финале Кубка Федерации?

– Побеждать не надоедает, что вы! Тем более этот финал получился таким интересным и для зрителей, и для нас. Играли две самые достойные команды. Каждый год и мы, и француженки выставляем сильнейшие составы. Этим больше никто не может похвастаться.

– В чем была главная сложность этого матча?

– Играли в гостях, на их легендарном корте. Все они были прекрасно готовы, а Мари Pierce, кажется, сейчас в лучшей своей форме.

– Лена, играя за сборную, что чувствуете – напряжение и ответственность или кураж, желание совершить подвиг?

– Второго больше! Поэтому отыскиваешь в себе какие-то сверхсилы, даже в самый безнадежный момент игры.

– Морально было трудно выйти на корт против Мари Pierce? Ведь на Открытом чемпионате США она вас обыграла.

– Наоборот! Сразу после проигрыша я решила – хочу реванша! И я его получила. Pierce в этом сезоне выступает очень уверенно. Но я выходила на корт с настроем на победу.

– Не мешали французские болельщики?

– Нет. Французы очень хорошо принимают русских теннисисток, аплодируют удачным розыгрышам. Мне очень нравится играть в этой стране, а стадион «Ролан Гаррос» вообще один из моих любимых. Болельщики, конечно, желали победы своим теннисисткам и жутко расстроились. Но к нам они отнеслись все равно очень тепло.

– А как ваши соперницы вели себя после матча?

– После награждения Mauresmo и Pierce поздравили нас и признались, что делали все возможное, но этого не хватило.

– Какая была первая мысль после розыгрыша последней подачи?

– Мысль? (Смеется). Это абсолютно непередаваемые ощущения!

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Шамиль ТАРПИЩЕВ: "ДЕМЕНТЬЕВА В ПАРИЖЕ УДИВИЛА МЕНЯ"

Евгений ФЕДЯКОВ

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Капитан мужской и женской сборных России Шамиль Тарпищев не знает отдыха. В Сплит, где в пятницу начнется полуфинал Кубка Дэвиса Хорватия - Россия, он прилетел из Парижа через Загреб уже в понедельник днем, едва успев отметить замечательную победу наших теннисисток над француженками в финале Fed Cup. Разумеется, те члены мужской команды, которым не довелось побывать в минувший уик-энд на стадионе Roland Garros, тепло поздравили нашего капитана. Присоединился к этим поздравлениям и корреспондент "СЭ".

- Говорят, что удержать титул гораздо труднее, чем завоевать его. Насколько сложно было второй год подряд выиграть Fed Cup, да еще не дома, как в прошлый раз, а в гостях, в матче против соперниц, выставивших свой сильнейший состав?

- Безусловно, сейчас нам пришлось тяжелее, чем в московском финале Fed Cup-2004. Во-первых, в этом сезоне Кузнецову, Бовину и Звонареву беспокоили травмы, что лишило нас возможности использовать различные варианты состава. Во-вторых, французские игроки - как мужчины, так и женщины отличаются очень профессиональным отношением к делу. Я не помню ни одного случая, чтобы к матчу с нами они подошли в плохой форме. Так что, не скрою, в целом я смотрел на этот финал с изрядной долей пессимизма.

- Это правда, что французская федерация была настолько уверена в победе своей сборной, что заранее заказала ресторан для праздничного банкета?

- Да. А Mauresmo плакала, давая интервью после поражения. Все это говорит о том, что наши соперницы придавали финалу большое значение.

- Кандидатуры Дементьевой и Мыскиной, выставленных вами на одиночные матчи в первый день, вопросов не вызывали. А не рассматривалась ли замена Мыскиной, после того как она в субботу уступила Mauresmo?

- Я считал, что у Анастасии, играющей в умный теннис, против прямолинейной и подуставшей Pierce больше шансов, чем против Головин или Деши, на которых она бы выходила в роли явного фаворита. В принципе так оно и получилось. Мыскина уверенно сражалась с Pierce, однако, поведя во второй партии - 4:1, испугалась, что может выиграть. Моей задачей было помочь ей выйти из этого состояния - увы, не получилось.

К тому же вариантов замены у меня практически не было. Да, я мог поставить Сафину но тогда на медленном корте ей пришлось бы соперничать с теннисистками более быстрыми, чем она. Плюс в этом случае Мыскину нужно было бы выставлять в паре, а я еще после первого дня пришел к выводу, что делать этого не буду

- Почему?

- Из-за ее неровной игры. Поэтому я заранее решил поставить на вторую воскресную одиночку Мыскину, а на пару - Сафину и Дементьеву и постепенно подводил к этой мысли Елену. Хотя ей до этого не доводилось играть с Динарой, по совокупности игровых качеств они изначально имели небольшое преимущество над Mauresmo и Pierce. Вопрос был только в психологии.

- После досадного поражения Мыскиной от Pierce вспомнилась ее неудача в полуфинале афинской Олимпиады в матче с Энен-Арденн...

- ...и с Лиховцевой на последнем US Open.

- В чем причина этих досадных проигрышей? Может, они объясняются особенностями нервной системы Анастасии?

- У нее действительно ранимая нервная система, и в отличие от той же Ким Клийстерс в игре Мыскиной бывают перепады. К тому же у Анастасии в этом году фактически пропал подготовительный период, и ее физические кондиции с самого начала сезона не на должном уровне. А когда ты недостаточно готов физически, то и психологически тебе сложнее. Так что Мыскиной надо постараться подтянуть "физику", выиграть пару пусть даже не очень сильных по составу турниров, и тогда постепенно все встанет на свои места.

- Как вы оцениваете игру Сафиной в решающей парной встрече?

- Динара была очень скованна, но, как правило, принимала верные решения. Взять хотя бы последний гейм, в котором Сафина, правильно оценив ситуацию, выиграла 3 очка, предопределившие исход матча. Да и в первой партии она несколько раз обводила по линии Pierce, один раз - Mauresmo и однажды "свечку" бросила. Это говорит о том, что периферическое зрение у Динары хорошее и она не зациклена на простом удержании мяча в игре. Удавались ей и косые удары, выбивающие соперниц с корта. Кстати, я могу сказать, почему в данном случае предпочел Душевиной Дементьеву. Такому молодому игроку, как Сафина, в столь ответственном матче надо на кого-то опереться, чувствовать поддержку. А Дементьева совсем недавно была в финале парного разряда на US Open, да еще хорошо играет на задней линии - за всю игру лишь дважды ошиблась на приеме. В этом плане Mauresmo и Pierce уступали нам.

- Не считаете, что ваш французский визави Жорж Говен напрасно сделал ставку на Pierce?

- Я бы не ставил ему этого в укор, поскольку не знаю, какой была ситуация в стане француженок. Но по логике я бы, конечно, во второй день выставил в одиночке Деши или Головин. Кстати, я разговаривал с Татьяной, с которой у меня хорошие отношения. Она вроде была готова выйти на корт.

- Головин, которая год назад в московском финале была не запасной, а основным игроком, не жалеет, что приняла французское гражданство?

- Не знаю. Но я ей советовал переходить в нашу команду! (Смеется.)

- Создалось впечатление, что француженки, по крайней мере в начале матча, старались чаще играть на Сафину, считая ее более слабым звеном в нашей паре.

- Я бы не сказал, но так действительно могло показаться, поскольку поначалу у Дементьевой редко проходила первая подача. А на приеме второй Mauresmo и Pierce входили в корт и, согласно законам парной игры, старались атаковать Сафину.

- В середине игры был даже момент, когда кто-то из соперниц попал мячом в Динару...

- Да, она тогда завелась, и мы провалили два гейма в середине второй партии. Но постепенно дело наладилось.

- Скажите несколько слов о нашей запасной Вере Душевиной. Насколько она перспективный игрок вообще и для Fed Cup в частности?

- Если говорить с позиции моих высоких требований, то Вере надо совершенствовать работу ног. Она не всегда справляется, когда в игре требуется моторика со сменой направлений. У Сафиной, кстати, аналогичная проблема. И Вера, и Динара - высокие девушки, но мяч у них летит не очень быстро. Сейчас обе входят в число 30 сильнейших в мире, однако, чтобы идти дальше, надо работать над проблемными компонентами физподготовки.

- Теперь давайте поговорим о Дементьевой. Какова ее заслуга в общей победе?

- Очень большая. Я бы даже сказал: абсолютная. Два с половиной очка, которые принесла Елена, говорят сами за себя. Проведя примерно два месяца в Америке, она всего за три дня в Париже успела адаптироваться, что, по моим понятиям, является рекордом, и показать отличную игру.

- Это стало для вас сюрпризом?

- В плане качества игры - да. Ведь два года назад перед матчем в Германии была похожая ситуация, и тогда мы уступили именно из-за недостатка времени на подготовку. Что касается встречи с Pierce, которая находилась в равных условиях с Дементьевой, то я практически не сомневался в победе Лены, поскольку она превосходит француженку в моторности. В принципе Дементьевой надо было стараться действовать аритмично, но когда она начала переигрывать Pierce в простом обмене ударами, вопросов вообще не осталось, и мы решили не менять тактику. А вот в поединке с Mauresmo Елена сыграла вариативно - например, часто обводила по линии. Для меня это стало настоящим праздником, потому что Дементьева так играть не очень любит. Очень помог нам и эпизод в 7-м гейме, когда после спора с судьей Mauresmo задергалась и мы взяли 3-4 важнейших очка.

- В этом розыгрыше Fed Cup два матча - против Италии и Франции - "вытащила" Дементьева, зато Мыскина принесла ключевое очко в полуфинале против американок, обыграв Винус Уильямс. Кто по совокупности результатов стал лидером женской сборной России-2005?

- Мы стараемся не заострять на этом внимание. У нас много сильных теннисисток, и взаимоотношения в женской команде порой складываются сложнее, чем в мужской. К тому же большинство наших девушек - как говорится, скрытые лидеры. То есть ситуация не такая, как, скажем, несколько лет назад в мужской сборной, где Кафельников был лидером явным, а Сафин - скрытым.

- Кого из тренеров, принимавших участие в подготовке команды, вы хотели бы отметить?

- Ларису Савченко, наладившую тренировочный процесс. Александра Волкова, который спарринговал девушкам на корте...

- ...и, говорят, обыгрывал их всех подряд.

- Ну иногда все же поддавался (улыбается). Еще хочу поблагодарить личных тренеров - Ирину Гранатурову которая работает с Душевиной, Рауву Исланову - маму Сафиной, Иенса Герлаха, тренирующего Мыскину. Получилось, что только у Дементьевой не было своего тренера. Хотя ее мама мне звонила, благодарила за приглашение.

- Согласны с тем, что если Дементьевой поставить хорошую подачу, то она совершенно реально может стать первой в мире?

- Все-таки не только подачу... Например, Лена не любит комбинационную игру с разными скоростями. Ей надо работать над промежуточным ударом с лета, научиться использовать тактику быстрого нападения. А в моторности и обмене ударами на задней линии ей мало равных.

- После победы в Париже сборная России впервые возглавила рейтинг Fed Cup, в котором учитываются результаты последних нескольких лет. Наверное, вы уже думаете о следующем розыгрыше, в котором в первом круге нашей команде на выезде предстоит сыграть с бельгийками?

- Пока могу только сказать, что хочу пригласить в сборную всех сильнейших: Шарапову, Дементьеву, Мыскину, Петрову, Кузнецову. Чтобы побеждать сильных соперниц, необходимо иметь в запасе различные варианты.

http://www.sport-express.ru/art.shtml?109868

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Теннисистка Елена Дементьева
«Хочу опять поплакать под наш гимн»
ИЛЬЯ МИХАЙЛОВ, Париж

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В минувшие выходные женская сборная России по теннису стала победителем Кубка Федерации – самого престижного командного соревнования в мире. Без сомнения, главной героиней финала с француженками, прошедшего на их корте в Париже, стала Елена Дементьева. Она выиграла два своих одиночных матча, а затем в паре с Динарой Сафиной добыла и решающее очко, проявив потрясающие морально-волевые качества. Впрочем, наряду со спортивным упорством и личным обаянием скромность – одна из основных черт характера нашей теннисистки. По крайней мере в интервью «Новым Известиям» признать себя героем России Елена ДЕМЕНТЬЕВА категорически отказалась.

– Елена, после того как вы обыграли Амели Mauresmo и наша команда повела со счетом 2:1, вас уже назвали самой полезной теннисисткой финального матча. Однако в тот момент вы сказали, что еще рано, финал мы еще не выиграли. И оказались провидцем. Что вы скажете сейчас, после победы?

– Героиней я себя и сейчас не считаю. Да, в финале больше пользы сборной принесла именно я, но перед этим, в полуфинале против сборной США, лидером нашей команды была Анастасия Мыскина, обыгравшая, как вы помните, Винус Уильямс. Так что наша победа в Кубке Федерации – это успех всей команды, и в первую очередь нашего капитана Шамиля Тарпищева.

– В первую очередь, наверное, потому, что он угадал с заменой и выставил на парную встречу вместе с Динарой Сафиной вас, а не Веру Душевину, как это было запланировано изначально?

– Да уж, я действительно не ожидала, что мне придется выходить еще и на пятый матч. После игры с Mauresmo я была сильно уставшая. А после того как Насте до победы над Мари Pierce осталось выиграть пару геймов, совсем расслабилась. Хорошо, что все так благополучно закончилось.

– Есть ли кто-нибудь, кому вы хотите посвятить этот триумф?

– Наверное, своим болельщикам. Тем, кто всегда верит в меня и поддерживает в любых обстоятельствах. Их помощь помогла мне и в этом очень сложном матче.

– Можете ли вы сказать, что победа в Кубке Федерации – самое значительное достижение в вашей карьере?

– Думаю, что так оно и есть. Я не раз говорила, что очень хочу выиграть вместе с командой этот турнир. К сожалению, долго не получалось этого сделать. Дважды я играла в финальных матчах, но проигрывала. А когда в прошлом году наши девочки наконец-то завоевали Кубок, меня в команде не было. Как здорово, что в этом году все, наконец, сложилось как надо.

– В нынешнем сезоне другая российская теннисистка – Надежда Петрова – попала в ситуацию, аналогичную вашей. Она не раз говорила, что очень хочет играть за сборную, однако капитан в команду ее так и не вызвал, несмотря на то, что по рейтингу она имела право в ней быть. Вам не кажется это несправедливым?

– Что поделаешь, у нас сейчас действительно очень много хороших теннисисток. И здорово, что все они горят желанием играть за сборную. По-моему, такого больше нет нигде. Поэтому в нашей команде существует принцип – те теннисистки, которые начинали цикл в начале года, его и заканчивают. Мне кажется, это справедливо. Петрова не играла за сборную в первых двух матчах, поэтому и не получила вызов на финал.

– Что скажете о своих личных планах? Планируете дальше выступать в команде?

– Думаю, что решать будет капитан, но я еще раз хочу подчеркнуть, что для меня нет большего удовольствия, нежели играть за сборную. Когда в воскресенье после нашей победы над стадионом «Ролан Гаррос» звучал российский гимн, у меня к глазам подступили слезы. Только для того, чтобы пережить этот радостный момент еще раз, хочется выступать за нашу команду.

http://www.newizv.ru/news/2005-09-20/31941/

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Спорт | СВЕТСКАЯ ХРОНИКА22 сентября 2005

http://www.kp.ru/daily/23583/44745/

Певец Кобзон - прыгунье Исинбаевой: - Когда ты разбежалась, у меня замерло сердце...
Фото: Владимир ВЕЛЕНГУРИН

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Кобзону нравится экстаз Исинбаевой
На вечеринке Иосиф Давыдович признался, что считает Елену самой сексуальной спортсменкой

В модное варьете «Радиус-холл», где проходило вручение премии «Спорт и Стиль», приехали самые именитые российские спортсмены. Марат Сафин, Елена Дементьева, Елена Исинбаева, Дмитрий Сычев и многие другие звезды получили в этот вечер не только звание «Самый стильный спортсмен», но и по огромному якутскому бриллианту. Марат Сафин, отметив премию несколькими бокалами белого вина, попытался примерить невероятного размера бриллиант на тоненький пальчик своей официальной невесты Даши. Кстати, в кулуарах шепчутся, что свадьба Сафина не за горами.

Встретив старого друга Пашу Буре, Марат начал жаловаться на проблемы с сухожилием:

- Представляешь, мне сказали, если два-три месяца я буду активно тренироваться, то все, надорвусь. Прыгать и бегать совсем запретили!

Русская ракета посочувствовал теннисисту и посоветовал тому пару хороших врачей - как-никак Паша в свое время перенес 7 операций на ногах.

Роль «свадебного генерала» на рауте досталась мэтру эстрады Иосифу Кобзону. Особого внимания Иосифа Давыдовича, естественно, были удостоены дамы. Восхитившись фривольным вечерним платьем Елены Дементьевой, которое почти полностью открывало спортивную спинку теннисистки, Кобзон ринулся в атаку. Мэтр с чувством приложился к ручке Дементьевой и вкрадчиво поинтересовался:

- Леночка, в спорте у тебя все хорошо. А как же личная жизнь?

- Не переживайте, налаживается, - успокоила спортсменка Кобзона.

Не устоял Иосиф Давыдович и перед прославленной прыгуньей Еленой Исинбаевой.

- Леночка годится мне во внучки. Поэтому я шокировал ее своим откровением, - признался Кобзон со сцены.


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Теннисистке Дементьевой: - С ракеткой тоже ничего, мячики так и летят во все стороны!
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Сказал: «Вы самая сексуальная спортсменка!»

- Исинбаева в полете неповторима, - продолжил мэтр. - Как она летит... и потом... вскакивает в оргазме... ой, простите, в экстазе! Леночка, сохраняйте такой же стиль и в любви!

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Марат Сафин (cправа) - невесте Даше (слева): - А на свадьбу я тебе подарю во-о-о-от такое кольцо!
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- Буду держать марку, - покраснела атлетка.

Бегунья Светлана Мастеркова пришла на вечер недовольной. Пока она добиралась до места, кто-то врезался в задний бампер ее машины, оставив внушительные вмятины. Судя по всему, спортсменка не выносит изъянов, посему недавно поставила себе брекеты на зубы - исправить прикус.

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Труд-7 №176 за 22.09.2005

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ПРЕКРАСНАЯ ЕЛЕНА ПОКОРИЛА ПАРИЖ
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ЕЛЕНА ДЕМЕНТЬЕВА, ГЕРОИНЯ ФИНАЛЬНОГО МАТЧА НА КУБОК ФЕДЕРАЦИИ ФРАНЦИЯ - РОССИЯ, ОТВЕЧАЕТ НА ВОПРОСЫ КОРРЕСПОНДЕНТА “ТРУДА”

- Лена, поздравляю: выигран командный чемпионат мира и три победных очка добыты вашими усилиями. Войдете в историю как героиня матча.

- Благодарю за поздравления, но вот только насчет героини - не надо. Чемпионат - командный, выигрывается, да и проигрывается коллективно. Это успех наш совместный. Настя Мыскина проиграла здесь, в Париже, два матча, но если бы в Москве в полуфинале не разгромила Винус Уильямс, то нам бы до любимой французской столицы не добраться. Динара Сафина сыграла в паре, и без нее удача в игре с опытнейшими Mauresmo и Пирс была бы немыслима. Наш капитан Шамиль Анвярович Тарпищев терпелив как никто, и если бы не он, такой дружеской атмосферы в сборной не было бы. Тренер Лариса Савченко ждет ребенка, но не просто приехала на финал, а даже на корт выходит с нами и еще как девчонок тренирует. Очень помог Саша Волков, который спарринговал, тренировал: все девочки просто в восторге.

- Скажите, а если бы в сборной была Шарапова - как бы сложились тогда дела?

- Я бы, честно говоря, очень удивилась, если б увидела ее сейчас в команде. Знаю, что ей делали предложение. Но это личный выбор каждого - играть за страну или не играть. Она сделала свой выбор, я и Настя Мыскина - свой.

- У вас отношения с Машей нормальные?

- Откровенно говоря, я ее плохо знаю, встречались на турнирах, не больше того...

- В прессе много и восторженно пишут о достоинствах этой живущей в США теннисистки.

- Каждый решает, чего он в этой жизни хочет. Способна ли я выдержать такое бешеное внимание, которое было раздуто сначала вокруг Ани Курниковой, теперь вот вокруг Шараповой? Не думаю. Я спокойный человек, не люблю тусовок, чрезмерного общения с прессой.

- Но вы с журналистами всегда вежливы.

- Стараюсь. Хотя иногда они задают на пресс-конференциях такие вопросы, которые мы с девочками постеснялись бы обсуждать даже в женской раздевалке. Это и в Париже проявилось, что меня в какой-то момент даже расстроило. Я играю не ради статей, внимания, а потому что люблю теннис. Мечтаю стать первой в мире. Однако вопрос денег при этом не ставится. Могла бы зарабатывать больше, но от этого отказалась. Не собираюсь фотографироваться на каждом углу или появляться обнаженной в журналах. Это не по мне. Если кто-то сделал такой выбор, то почему бы и нет.

- Разве деньги для теннисиста не служат мотивацией?

- Главным для меня они никогда не были. Да, деньги очень нужны, особенно в начале карьеры, чтобы быть независимым человеком, тренироваться и жить там, где тебе удобно. Но, выбирая между показательным турниром за большой гонорар и бесплатным выступлением за сборную на Кубке Федерации, отдаю предпочтение сборной, потому что игра за страну доставляет мне гораздо больше удовольствия, чем солидный гонорар. Это честь - играть за Родину.

- Возвращаясь в Париж, на финал, расскажите, как он вам давался. В некоторые моменты вы выглядели усталой.

- Скорее - сонной. Я приехала сюда за несколько дней до матча из Штатов. В США провела на турнирах почти два с половиной месяца. Затем перелет и адаптация, которая проходит так: я ложусь, просыпаюсь в 2.30 ночи, потом в 4 утра снова засыпаю. И на тренировках ужасно хочется спать. Но была та самая мотивация, о которой мы с вами подробно говорили, и она мне очень помогала.

- В середине сезона вы сменили тренера. Кто теперь с вами занимается?

-После Уимблдона наше взаимное соглашение с Ольгой Васильевной Морозовой подошло к концу. Мы хорошо потрудились вместе. Сейчас меня тренирует мама.

- Собираетесь подыскивать нового наставника?

- В данный момент вопрос вот так не стоит. Посмотрим.

- Многие теннисисты стараются от родительской опеки избавиться, полагая, что всего добьются сами. Вы с Верой Семеновной смотритесь, скорее, как исключение из этого правила.

- Просто я прекрасно понимаю, что без огромной помощи мамы я в теннисе ничего бы не добилась. Мы с ней прошли в спорте очень тяжелый путь. Чем пришлось пожертвовать ради того, чтобы я была в мировой “десятке”, знаем только мы с мамой.

- И чем же все-таки пришлось пожертвовать?

- Многим. Мама практически пожертвовала своей личной жизнью. Мы же все время в поездках. Ни мужа, ни сына мама почти не видит. Все - для меня. Без поддержки семьи - мамы, отца, брата - я ничего б не добилась.

Я даже не знаю, с чем можно эту жизнь сравнить? Наверное, ни в одном другом виде спорта нет такого напряженного графика. Каждую неделю ты должна выходить на игру, будто на бой, и биться на корте без надежды на отдых и восстановление. Ведь отдых, по существу, это те полтора-два месяца, за которые ты обязана подготовиться к новому сезону.

- Что в теннисе для вас самое сложное?

- Самый тяжелый удар приходится на психику. Это выражается в каких-то депрессивных состояниях. Случается, что срываешься, и, к сожалению, чаще всего на близких людях. Мало кто выдерживает такие нагрузки безболезненно. Бесконечные перелеты, а я не люблю летать - вот где для меня самое тяжкое испытание. Постоянная смена поясов, стран, городов... Очень часто просыпаешься в номере и не можешь понять, в какой стране, в каком отеле находишься. И если у меня появляется возможность хоть на два дня вернуться с зарубежных турниров в Москву, я возвращаюсь в родной дом, в мой любимый клуб ЦСКА, где потрясающая домашняя атмосфера и все трогательно относятся друг к другу. Меня сюда тянет.

- А почему тогда многие наши игроки предпочитают жить за рубежом?

- Так мы ж с вами говорили: у каждого - свой выбор.

- Лена, позвольте задать вопрос не очень для вас приятный...

- И вы тоже спросите меня о подаче?

- Как догадались?

- Но подача у меня, считаю, стала получше. В этом году мы занимались с голландцем Крайчеком.

- Почему с ним?

- У этого известного в прошлом теннисиста - одна из сильнейших подач.

- А сколько раз в неделю вы вообще тренируетесь?

- Шесть. В воскресенье у меня отдых или общефизическая подготовка.

- Которая так помогла вам в Париже. Но получается, что круглый год - теннис или почти один теннис. А как же тогда отдых, любовь?

- Приходится всем этим временно жертвовать. Раздвоение или растроение интересов ни к чему хорошему не приведет. Но и не надо замыкаться в себе. Я против безумного фанатизма, хотя на этом этапе моя жизнь подчинена соревнованиям. Не могу, например, пойти покататься на горных лыжах, хотя этого ну ужасно хочется. Не имею права рисковать собой, ибо понимаю - а вдруг травма. Или съесть мороженое - вдруг заболею, а завтра - игра. Но я не чувствую себя обделенной. Больше того, не думаю, что в моей жизни будет еще нечто более яркое, чем теннис. Вот я выхожу на центральный корт “Ролан Гарроса” - 15 тысяч ликующих болельщиков аплодируют твоей игре. Это же не сравнимо ни с чем. Где еще смогу получить столько радости и адреналина тоже.

- А что после тенниса? Вы в свои 23 об этом задумывались?

- Я закончила только школу. Профессиональный теннис и учебу совмещать невозможно. Формально числиться студентом - не хочу. После завершения карьеры мечтаю поучиться, получить знания для себя, а не для галочки.

- Откуда у вас такой прекрасный французский? Тут, в Париже, все местные им восхищаются.

- Вы засыпали меня комплиментами. Я закончила в Москве французскую школу, где преподавали хорошие преподаватели.

- А английский?

- Английский учила по ходу в туре. Сейчас в свободное время занимаюсь с учителем: подтягиваю грамматику.

- В Париже успели что-то посмотреть?

- Погуляла 20 минут по Елисейским полям. И все.

- Но на витрины магазинов глянули?

- Краешком глаза.

- И что заметили? Какова она, французская мода, глазами Лены Дементьевой?

- Носки туфель стали более округлыми. Каблуки приобрели иную форму. В моде - сапоги. Но они высокие, часто - с ботфортами. Не всякая женщина рискнет надеть такие.

-А вы?

-Я? Нет. У меня - свой выбор.

Долгополов Николай.

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Знай наших! Подача Дементьевой. Ее больше часа с удовольствием принимали читатели и журналисты «Советского спорта»
Сергей Герасин, Ольга Захарова

[i] Вчера на «Прямую линию» с читателями нашей газеты пришли победительница Кубка Федерации-2005 Елена Дементьева, ее мама Вера Семеновна и начальник ЦСКА Ольга Смородская.

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Из Парижа счастливой победительницей Лена Дементьева прилетела в понедельник. И как закрутилось!

— Пока не тренируемся, — сочувственно глядя на дочку, говорит Вера Семеновна. – Встречи, интервью… Такая победа!

Телефон «Прямой линии» раскалился. Звонят из Уфы, Самары, Праги, Подмосковья... Многие ответы сопровождаются смехом – и на том конце провода, и в редакционном зале.

— Лена, в парижском финале Pierce залепила Сафиной мячом пониже спины. Как Динара на это реагировала?
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— Она страшно разозлилась. Жутко. И все меня подзуживала: «Давай отомстим!» Я ей: «Надо выиграть, это и будет месть». Она вроде согласилась. Но у меня сложилось впечатление, что весь второй сет Динара метилась в Мари.

— Какими-нибудь еще видами спорта занимаетесь, например, в межсезонье?

— На горных лыжах катаюсь.

— Где же?

— В Швейцарии. Однажды на горе встретилась там, не поверите, с Хингис! Она меня в гости пригласила.

— Лена, нельзя тебе рисковать. Надо беречь себя! – вступает начальник ЦСКА Ольга Смородская.

— Но ведь Кафельников тоже катался.

— И ногу травмировал! – поддерживает тему безопасности мама.

— А родители игроков на турнирах контактируют между собой? – вопрос Вере Семеновне.

— Конечно. Но ни о какой дружбе речи быть не может. Мы все там, как на войне.

Разговор был долгим — о тактических хитростях Pierce, о родном для Лены армейском клубе, о несокрушимом спокойствии Тарпищева и конечно же о легендарной дементьевской подаче...

Полную стенограмму «Прямой линии» читайте в одном из ближайших номеров «Советского спорта».

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Теннисистка Елена Дементьева
«Хочу опять поплакать под наш гимн»
ИЛЬЯ МИХАЙЛОВ, Париж

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В минувшие выходные женская сборная России по теннису стала победителем Кубка Федерации – самого престижного командного соревнования в мире. Без сомнения, главной героиней финала с француженками, прошедшего на их корте в Париже, стала Елена Дементьева. Она выиграла два своих одиночных матча, а затем в паре с Динарой Сафиной добыла и решающее очко, проявив потрясающие морально-волевые качества. Впрочем, наряду со спортивным упорством и личным обаянием скромность – одна из основных черт характера нашей теннисистки. По крайней мере в интервью «Новым Известиям» признать себя героем России Елена ДЕМЕНТЬЕВА категорически отказалась.

– Елена, после того как вы обыграли Амели Mauresmo и наша команда повела со счетом 2:1, вас уже назвали самой полезной теннисисткой финального матча. Однако в тот момент вы сказали, что еще рано, финал мы еще не выиграли. И оказались провидцем. Что вы скажете сейчас, после победы?

– Героиней я себя и сейчас не считаю. Да, в финале больше пользы сборной принесла именно я, но перед этим, в полуфинале против сборной США, лидером нашей команды была Анастасия Мыскина, обыгравшая, как вы помните, Винус Уильямс. Так что наша победа в Кубке Федерации – это успех всей команды, и в первую очередь нашего капитана Шамиля Тарпищева.

– В первую очередь, наверное, потому, что он угадал с заменой и выставил на парную встречу вместе с Динарой Сафиной вас, а не Веру Душевину, как это было запланировано изначально?

– Да уж, я действительно не ожидала, что мне придется выходить еще и на пятый матч. После игры с Mauresmo я была сильно уставшая. А после того как Насте до победы над Мари Pierce осталось выиграть пару геймов, совсем расслабилась. Хорошо, что все так благополучно закончилось.

– Есть ли кто-нибудь, кому вы хотите посвятить этот триумф?

– Наверное, своим болельщикам. Тем, кто всегда верит в меня и поддерживает в любых обстоятельствах. Их помощь помогла мне и в этом очень сложном матче.

– Можете ли вы сказать, что победа в Кубке Федерации – самое значительное достижение в вашей карьере?

– Думаю, что так оно и есть. Я не раз говорила, что очень хочу выиграть вместе с командой этот турнир. К сожалению, долго не получалось этого сделать. Дважды я играла в финальных матчах, но проигрывала. А когда в прошлом году наши девочки наконец-то завоевали Кубок, меня в команде не было. Как здорово, что в этом году все, наконец, сложилось как надо.

– В нынешнем сезоне другая российская теннисистка – Надежда Петрова – попала в ситуацию, аналогичную вашей. Она не раз говорила, что очень хочет играть за сборную, однако капитан в команду ее так и не вызвал, несмотря на то, что по рейтингу она имела право в ней быть. Вам не кажется это несправедливым?

– Что поделаешь, у нас сейчас действительно очень много хороших теннисисток. И здорово, что все они горят желанием играть за сборную. По-моему, такого больше нет нигде. Поэтому в нашей команде существует принцип – те теннисистки, которые начинали цикл в начале года, его и заканчивают. Мне кажется, это справедливо. Петрова не играла за сборную в первых двух матчах, поэтому и не получила вызов на финал.

– Что скажете о своих личных планах? Планируете дальше выступать в команде?

– Думаю, что решать будет капитан, но я еще раз хочу подчеркнуть, что для меня нет большего удовольствия, нежели играть за сборную. Когда в воскресенье после нашей победы над стадионом «Ролан Гаррос» звучал российский гимн, у меня к глазам подступили слезы. Только для того, чтобы пережить этот радостный момент еще раз, хочется выступать за нашу команду.

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On September, 19th 2005,
« I am inspired with an opportunity to play for the country »
Oleg Shevtsov

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DIRECT SPEECH

Representing TsSKA Elena Dementieva has won all three meetings in which participated. Therefore also its words said at press conferences, were much more light, than have turned out at Anastasia Myskina. Though Nastya too everything, that could, has given struggle. In it there are no doubts.

Elena Dementieva (after a match with Pierce):

- What for you it was more important - to defend honour of the country or all the same to take a revenge at Pierce for annoying loss in the USA?

- It is difficult to tell unequivocally. Probably, both that and another. Defeat on « Ю.Эс. Оупен » gave to me additional forces. I was glad, that together with Pierce we shall open a match. Though, on the other hand, to play for the country for me it is not less important, - Dementieva has come on press conference of the first, with even wet after a shower hair and answered journalists in three languages - Russian, French and English.

- What advised you Шамиль Тарпищев on transitions?

- The captain spoke me all time the same: « Suffer, even if you lose, drive it on corners. Force it to run. Plant it, it устанет ». And it has turned out. Though we with Mary have arrived from the USA simultaneously - to Tuesday of forces at it, obviously, remains less. In the third set it is tired and has conceded to me a victory.

- What has turned an outcome of a match - psychological stability or the physical form?

- Psychologically both of us are steady. All was solved with physical standards on court.

- You have understood, what will win at Mary when the account became 5:0 in solving set?

- There were any insulting moments, but I felt most confidently a match and consequently have won. In female tennis the adjusted total is not clear up to the end. Therefore the pleasure has come only after last won ball. Thanks our fans which have managed Would be desirable to tell to get out to Paris and to support to us. I felt it.

- How you estimate Mauresmo from which it is necessary to play?

- Амели likes to play on a ground. At it excellent feeling of a ball and a rich technical arsenal. But everyone know, that when it plays on Phillip Shatrie's court, it always very much worries. So the match will be difficult, but I shall struggle for a victory.

Elena Dementieva (after a match with Mauresmo):

- Where you scoop reserves for victories, in fact you устали after a series of tournaments in the USA?

- Yes, after two months of the American tour loading affects. But if to me will tell, that it is necessary to go to play pair, I shall go. Unlike simple tournaments game for a command gives additional forces. I am am inspired with an opportunity to play for the country.

- You smiled from the very beginning of game. Took pleasure?

- Actually an atmosphere shaking when 15 thousand spectators look a match. Even on the ending « Roland Garros » such was not.

- But you played volume number and against these 15 thousand. And Russian fans heard in the French chorus?

- Certainly. And and from the French public there was no animosities, it applauded, including to my beautiful draws. The atmosphere was friendly.

Anastasia Myskina (after a match with Mauresmo):

- If you have won the first сет at Mauresmo, the final victory would remain for you?

- I played awfully. At such quantity of mistakes it is possible to lose everybody.

- How you estimate the prospects in a match with Pierce?

- If the captain of our combined team will decide me to put on game I, naturally, shall try to win. Now it is necessary to come to the senses, and tomorrow we shall look.

- And you think, what the Frenchmen will not replace Pierce after its defeat?

- To solve it, but I think, that it is more skilled than others. Therefore it is quite probable, that it again will leave on court.
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On September, 20th 2005,
Dementieva - superRussian!
Oleg Shevtsov


DIRECT SPEECH

After a match of the French and their captain tried to explain the reasons of the defeat. The command has converged in opinion, that Russians were faultless. After a victory our girls have shared the first impressions also.

Elena Dementieva:
- Probably, you will recollect this weekend as the happiest in your career.
Is the third ending of a combined team in which I take part.
And I very much would like to win. For a long time for it waited, and today I am rather happy.
- The president has already congratulated you?
- Boris Nikolaevich Yeltsin has already called.
- Yesterday you have told, that the heroine of to feel early. And now, when you have won all three meetings?
- In the Cup the command plays. Win or lose - all together. In it difference of the Fed Cupfrom tournaments ВТА. Here an ice crust here has not carried, and it has conceded here the meetings. But in fact do not win it then in a semifinal at Venus Williams, we here would not be also victories today's - too.

Dinara Safina:
- How to you powerful impacts Pierce which literally should be tested on itself?
- Inexpressible sensations.
- Маrat you has already congratulated? What has it told?
- Yes, it has called to me, but was laconic. I have told, that the good fellow, well played and that it loves me.

George ГОВЕН, the captain of modular France:
- There was a beautiful ending, but France has again lost. What do you feel?
Is a terrible disappointment. I try to digest all bitterness gradually.
- And in what all the same the reason, in fact you were close to success?
- I have nothing to reproach the French players. They very much tried. They had rises and falling, but they fought every second, and public saw it.
- All has solved opposition of two leaders - Pierce and Dementieva. How to you their game?
- Mary has perfectly played at a level of the huge experience.
And Elena of has surpassed. It - superRussian.

Mary Pierce:
- You reproach yourselves?
- No. I am proud of that we have made. Our combined team dreamed to play in a Cup -final of Federation on « Roland Garros », and it has turned out. It is a pity, that we have conceded. But we have nothing to reproach. All has been given for a victory. All was solved with overweight in some balls.
- But in what all the same Russian have surpassed you in pair?
- They were psychologically steadier, accepted stably. And the main thing - very well was played with turning points.
- When you lost Myskina in the second set 1-4, whether the idea flashed at you, what all is terminated?
- In female tennis the hope remains, last spot is not played yet. Firstly it really attacked, and I merged. But during any moment as though something was switched in my head. According to the captain I have changed tactics, and it has helped. Whether there was a despair, I do not remember, but to surrender did not gather.
- Tell, game « in a body » is an obligatory element of your tactics against Russians in pair?
- I tried to beat as it is possible more strongly to win a spot. But specially in Safina not целилась. Simply, when you play the single, it is easier to punch in not protected court, and here them before you two.

Амели Mauresmo:
- In modular France the best tennis players the countries. How you have missed the second ending successively?
- We had one problem which refers to "Dementieva". It was on a head above us. It could force and to Safina in itself to believe.

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On September, 20th 2005,
Cup already in Russia
Sergey Gerasin, Olga Zaharova

TENNIS. THE Cup OF FEDERATION
WORLD GROUP I. THE ENDING

EVENT OF DAY

Last night the female combined team of Russia which in second time has successively won the Fed Cup has returned to Moscow from Paris. At the airport of winners correspondents «СС» met.

The combined team has arrived in incomplete structure. Anastasia Myskina right after rewardings has left for the Indian Calcutta where this week will take part in tournament ВТА of 3-rd category. Vera Douchevina has gone on tournament of 2-nd category to Pekin.

And the captain of command Шамиль Тарпищев has hastened to Croatia. There already in the nearest days off in Split the man's combined team of Russia will play with owners for an output Cup -final Дэвиса.

But to capital there have arrived the main heroines of a solving pair meeting of a final of Fed Cup - Elena Dementieva and Dinara Safina. The plane with чемпионками has onboard landed with delay. 40 minutes of expectation. At last, Elena and Dinara Safina with huge bouquets of colors, in an environment of trainers, native and close have appeared from a hall of an arrival and have answered questions of correspondents «СС».

HAVE MADE EVERYTHING AS HAVE CONCEIVED

- Dinara Safina when the captain has declared structure of pair on last match?

- In the morning on Sunday. I have initially been declared on pair with Vera. But Шамиль Анвярович has told, that if the meeting will be solving we shall play with Lena.

- Earlier you with it did not play to pair, but at once have shown marvellously harmonious game.

Is a surprise even for me most. We never really played together and did not train at all. Only once, during trainings before a semifinal of the Fed Cup with USA, we have lead a little разминочных games. Here and all practice.

- It seemed, you at all did not experience. Lena held a back line, and you made inconceivable tricks ahead.

- We from the very beginning had such plan. I should help it at a grid, and it should press the French distant impacts.

- Once you managed draw-masterpiece. You long перестреливались with Mauresmo on a back line, and then you have executed exact sharp cross-country past Pierce. That has not had time to stir. It has turned out casually?

- No, I waited the moment that Mary hardly has departed and have released to me that corner. And it has turned out. It is good, that I managed to sustain all over again this long firing with Амели.

- this week you with Lena do not participate in tournaments. Will go to Croatia to be ill for children in Cup Дэвиса?

- Yes is not present, I want as it is necessary to be restored, have a rest. At me next week tournament in Luxembourg, then in Фильдерштадте. As it is usual, I play to the single and in pair - with Medina-Гарригес. And then already and the Cup of the Kremlin.

THERE WERE ALSO SUPERFORCES

Elena Dementieva's Mum with small собачкой on hands looked the happiest. But weariness you will not hide even behind a joyful smile. Still, it so experienced for the daughter and for a combined team - words to not transfer.

But it will talk to the daughter then when they will retire at home. For now Lena in great demand at journalists. Here that it has told in conversation with the correspondent «СС».

- Lena, France yet приелась - all the same the second year successively you with this command in a Cup -final of Federation?

- To win does not bother, that you! Especially this ending has turned out such interesting both for spectators, and for us. Two most worthy commands played. Every year and we, and the French expose the strongest structures. More nobody can brag of it.

- In what there was a main complexity of this match?

- Played visitors, on their legendary court. All of them were perfectly ready, and Mary Pierce, apparently, now in the best form.

- Lena, playing for a combined team what feel - a pressure and the responsibility or spirit, desire to make a feat?

- It is more than second! Therefore you find in yourself any superforces, even during the most hopeless moment of game.

- it was morally difficult to leave on court against Mary Pierce? In fact in the Open championship of the USA it has beaten you.

- On the contrary! Right after loss I have solved - I want a revenge! And I have received it. Pierce in this season acts very confidently. But I left on court with a spirit on a victory.

- the French fans did not stir?

- No. The Frenchmen very well accept Russian tennis player, applaud successful draws. I very much like to play to this country, and stadium « Roland Garros » in general one of my favourite. Fans, certainly, wished a victory the tennis playerм and terribly were upset. But they have concerned to us all the same very warmly.

- And how your competitors behaved after a match?

- After rewarding Mauresmo and Pierce have congratulated us and have admitted, that used the best efforts, but it has not sufficed.

- What there was a first idea after draw of last submission?

- An idea? It (is dared). These are absolutely inexpressible sensations!

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Шамиль ТАРПИЩЕВ: " Dementieva In Paris HAS surprised me "

Evgenie ФЕДЯКОВ

From Split


The captain of man's and female Russian teams Shamil Tarpishchev does not know rest. To Split where on Friday the semifinal of Cup Davis Croatia - Russia will begin, it has arrived from Paris through Zagreb on Monday in the afternoon, hardly having had time to note a remarkable victory of ours tennis player above the French in ending Fed Cup . Certainly, those members of a man's command to which could not visit in the past weekend in stadium Roland Garros, have warmly congratulated our captain. Has joined these congratulations and the correspondent "СЭ".

- Speak what to keep a title much more difficultly, than to win it. It was how much complex to win successively the second year Fed Cup , moreover not houses, how last time, and on a visit, in a match against the competitors who have exposed the strongest structure?

- Certainly, now it was necessary to us more hard, than in Moscow ending Fed Cup -2004. First, in this season Кузнецову, Бовину and Звонареву disturbed traumas that has deprived with us an opportunity to use various variants of structure. Secondly, the French players - both men, and women differ very professional attitude to business. I do not remember any case that to a match with us they send in the bad form. So, I shall not hide, as a whole I looked at this ending with a fair share of pessimism.

Is a truth, what the French federation has been so assured of a victory of the combined team, what in advance has ordered restaurant for a celebratory banquet?

- Yes. And Mauresmo cried, giving interview after defeat. All this speaks that our competitors gave to the ending great value.

- Nominees Dementieva and Myskina, exposed by you on single matches in the first day, did not cause questions. Instead of whether replacement Myskina after it on Saturday has conceded Mauresmo was considered?

- I considered, that at Anastasias, playing clever tennis, against rectilinear and got a bit tired Pierce there are more than chances, than against Головин or Деши on which it would leave in a role of an obvious favorite. Basically so it also has turned out. Myskina confidently battled with Pierce, however, having led in the second party - 4:1, was frightened, that can win. My problem was to help it to leave this condition - alas, it has not turned out.

Besides variants of replacement at me practically was not. Yes, I could put Safina but then on slow court it should compete with tennis playerми faster, than it. Plus in this case Мыскину would need to be exposed in pair, and I after the first day have come to conclusion, that I shall not do it

- Why?

- Because of its rough game. Therefore I in advance have decided to put on second Sunday single Myskinu, and on pair - to Safina and Dementieva and gradually brought to this think of Elena. Though it before could not play with Динарой, on set of game qualities they initially had small advantage above Mauresmo and Pierce. The question was only in psychology.

- After annoying defeat Myskina from Pierce its failure in a semifinal of the Athenian Olympiad in a match with Энен-Арденн was recollected...

-... And with Likhovtseva on the last US Open.

- In what the reason of these annoying losses? Can, they speak features of nervous system Anastasias?

- It really vulnerable nervous system, and unlike the same Kim Cljisters in game Myskina has differences. Besides at Anastasias in it to year the preparatory period, and its physical standards from the very beginning of a season not up to the mark actually was gone. And when you are insufficiently ready physically and psychologically to you it is more complex. So Myskina it is necessary to try to tighten "physics", to win pair let at all very strong tournaments on structure and then gradually all will rise on the places.

- As you estimate game Сафиной in a solving pair meeting?

- Dinara Safina was very скованна, but, as a rule, made true decisions. To take even last game in which Safina, correctly having estimated a situation, has won 3 spots which have predetermined an outcome of a match. And in the first party it some times led round on line Pierce, once - Mauresmo and once "candle" has thrown. It speaks that peripheral sight at Dinars good and it not зациклена on simple deduction of a ball in game. Went right to it and the slanting impacts which are beating out competitors from court. By the way, I can tell, why in this case have preferred to Dushevinoj Dementieva. To such young player as Safina, in so responsible match it is necessary on someone опереться to feel support. And Dementieva more recently was in the ending of the pair category on US Open, moreover well plays on a back line - for all game only was mistaken on reception twice. In this plan Mauresmo and Pierce conceded to us.

- do not consider, what your French визави George Goven has vainly staked on Pierce?

- I would not reproach it with it as I do not know with what was a situation in стане the French. But on logic I, certainly, in the second day have exposed in single Deshi or Головин. By the way, I talked to Tatyana, with which at me good relations. It like was ready to leave on court.

- Головин which one year ago in the Moscow ending was not spare, and the basic player, does not regret, what has accepted the French citizenship?

- I do not know. But I advised it to pass in our command! (Laughs.)

- the impression was made, that the French, at least in the beginning of a match, tried to play more often on Safina, including its weaker part in our pair.

- I would not tell, but so really could seem, as firstly at Dementieva seldom there passed the first submission. And on reception of the second Mauresmo and Pierce entered into court and, according to laws of pair game, tried to attack to Safina.

- In the middle of game there was even a moment when someone from competitors has got a ball in Dinara Safina...

- Yes, it then was got, and we have ruined two games in the middle of the second party. But business gradually was adjusted.

- Tell some words about our spare Vera Douchevina. How much it the perspective player in general and for Fed Cup in particular?

- If to speak from a position of my high requirements the Vera should improve work of legs. It not always consults, when in game the motility with change of directions is required. At Сафиной, by the way, a similar problem. Both the Vera, and Dinara Safina - high girls, but a ball at them flies not so quickly. Now both are included into number 30 of the strongest in the world, however, to go further, it is necessary to work above problem components of physical training.

- Now let's talk about Dementieva. What its merit in a general victory?

- Very much greater. I even would tell: absolute. Two a spot which were brought by Elena, speak for themselves. Having lead about two months in America, it of all for three days in Paris has had time to adapt, that, on my concepts, is a record, and to show excellent game.

Is became for you a surprise?

- By way of quality of game - yes. In fact two years ago before a match in Germany there was a similar situation and then we have conceded because of lack of time for preparation. As to a meeting with Pierce which was in equal conditions with Dementieva I practically did not doubt of a victory of Lena as it surpasses the French in моторности. Basically Dementieva it was necessary to try to operate arrhythmically but when it has started to change Pierce in a simple exchange of impacts, questions at all does not remain, and we have decided to not change tactics. And here in a duel with Mauresmo Elena has played вариативно - for example, often led round on a line. For me it became the present holiday because Dementieva so to play not so loves. Has very much helped us and an episode with 7-th game when after dispute with judge Mauresmo задергалась and we have taken 3-4 major of a spot.

- In this draw Fed Cup two matches - against Italy and France - "has pulled out" Dementieva, but Myskina has brought a key spot in a semifinal against американок, having beaten Venus Williams. Who on set of results became the leader of female combined team России-2005?

- We try to not direct to it attention. At us a lot of strong tennis player, and mutual relations in a female command at times develop more difficultly, than in man's. Besides the majority of our girls - as they say, the latent leaders. That is a situation not such, as, say, several years ago in a man's combined team where Kafelnikov was the leader obvious, and Safina - hidden.

- Whom from the trainers who are taken part preparation of a command, you would like to note?

- Larissa Savchenko who has adjusted training process. Alexander Volkova, which спарринговал to girls on court...

-... And, speak, beat all of them successively.

- Well sometimes nevertheless gave in (smiles). Still I wish to thank personal trainers - Irina Granaturovu which works with Douchevina, Рауву Исланову - mum Сафиной, Иенса Герлаха, training Мыскину. It has turned out, that only at Dementieva there was no trainer. Though its mum called to me, thanked for the invitation.

- Agree what if Dementieva to put good submission it become absolutely real can first-ever?

- All the same not only submission... For example, Lena does not love combinational game with different speeds. It should work above intermediate impact since summer, to learn to use tactics of a fast attack. And in моторности and an exchange of impacts for a back line to it a little equal.

- After a victory over Paris the combined team of Russia for the first time has headed rating Fed Cup in which results of last several years are considered. Probably, you already think of following draw in which in the first circle our command on departure should play with бельгийками?

- While I can tell only, that I wish to invite in a combined team of all strongest: to Sharapov, Dementieva, Мыскину, to Petrova, Кузнецову. To win strong competitors, it is necessary to have various variants in a stock.

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Tennis player Elena Dementieva
« I wish to cry again under our hymn »
ИЛЬЯ МИХАЙЛОВ, Paris

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In past days off the female combined team of Russia on tennis became the winner of the Fed Cup - the most prestigious command competition in the world. Undoubtedly, the main heroine of the ending with the French, the past on their court in Paris, became Elena Dementieva. It has won two single matches, and then in pair with Dinara Safina has extracted and a solving spot, having shown tremendous morally-strong-willed qualities. However, along with sports persistence and personal charm modesty - one of the basic character traits of ours tennis players. At least in interview to " New News » to recognize itself as the hero of Russia Elena Dementieva categorically has refused.

- Elena after you have beaten Амели Mauresmo and our command has led with the account 2:1, you have already named the most useful теннисисткой a final. However during that moment you have told, that else early, we yet have not won the ending. Also have appeared the seer. What will you tell now, after a victory?

- I and now do not consider myself the heroine. Yes, in the ending there is more than advantage of a combined team I have brought, but before it, in a semifinal against a combined team of the USA, the leader of our command was Anastasia Myskina, beaten as you remember, Venus Williams. So our victory over the Fed Cup is a success of all command, and first of all our captain Shamilja Tarpishcheva.

- First of all, probably, because it has guessed with replacement and has exposed on a pair meeting together with Dinara Safina you, instead of Vera Douchevina how it has been planned initially?

- Yes, I really did not expect, that I should leave also on the fifth match. After game with Mauresmo I was strongly tired. And after an ice crust up to a victory above Mary Pierce it is necessary to win pair games, has absolutely relaxed. It is good, that all so has safely ended.

- whether there Is somebody to whom you wish to devote this triumph?

- Probably, to the fans. That who always trusts in me and supports in any circumstances. Their help has helped me and with this very complex match.

- whether you Can tell, what a victory over the Fed Cup - the most significant achievement in your career?

- I think, that so it and is. I not spoke time, that very much I wish to win together with a command this tournament. Unfortunately, long it was impossible to make it. Twice I played finals, but lost. And when in the past to year our girls at last have won the Cup , I in a command was not. As all is healthy, that in it to year, at last, has developed as it is necessary.

- In a present season another Russian tennis player - Petrova's Hope - has got in a situation similar to yours. It not spoke time, that very much wishes to play for a combined team, however the captain in its command and has not caused, in spite of the fact that on a rating it had the right to be in it. It not seems to you is unfair?

- There's nothing to be done, at us it is now valid a lot of good tennis player. And it is healthy, that all of them burn with the desire to play for a combined team. In my opinion, such is not present anywhere more. Therefore in our command there is a principle - those tennis players which began a cycle in the beginning of year, it and is finished. It seems to me, it is fair. Petrova did not play for a combined team in first two matches, therefore and has not received a call on the ending.

- That will tell about the personal plans? Plan to act further in a command?

- I think, that the captain will solve, but I once again wish to emphasize, that for me there is no greater pleasure, rather than to play for a combined team. When on Sunday after our victory over stadium « Roland Garros » sounded the Russian hymn, at me to eyes tears have risen. Only to go through this joyful moment once again, it would be desirable to support our command.

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Sports | SECULAR ХРОНИКА22 September 2005

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Singer Kobzon - прыгунье Исинбаевой: - When you have run up, at me heart has stood...
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Kobzon likes ecstasy Исинбаевой
On a party Joseph Davydovich has admitted, that considers Elena of the most sexual спортсменкой

In a fashionable variety show "Radius-hall" where passed delivery of the premium « Sports and Style », there have arrived the most eminent Russian sportsmen. Marat Safin, Elena Dementieva, Elena Isinbaeva, Dmitry Sychev and stars have received many other things this evening not only a rank « the Most stylish sportsman », but also on a huge Yakut brilliant. Marat Safin, having noted the premium several glasses of white wine, has tried to try on the improbable size a brilliant on thin пальчик official bride Dashi. By the way, in a lobby are whispered, that Safina's wedding not far off.

Having met the old friend I Plough to the Drill, Марат has started to complain of problems with a sinew:

- You represent, to me have told, if two-rub months I shall actively train, everything, I shall overstrain. To jump and run absolutely have forbidden!

Russian rocket has sympathized with the tennis player and has advised that pair good doctors - after all Паша in due time has transferred 7 operations on legs.

The role of " the wedding general » on a reception has got to the master of a platform Joseph Kobzon. Joseph Davydovicha's special attention, naturally, ladies have been awarded. Having admired Elena Dementieva's with frivolous evening dress which almost completely opened a sports back tennis players, Kobzon has rushed in attack. The master with feeling was put to handle Dementieva and has insinuatingly taken an interest:

- Леночка, in sports at you all is good. And how private life?

- Do not experience, it is adjusted, - has calmed спортсменка Kobzon.

Joseph Davydovich and before glorified прыгуньей Yelena Isinbaeva has not resisted.

- Леночка suits to me in the grand daughter. Therefore I shocked with its revelation, - Kobzon from a stage has admitted.


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Tennis player Dementieva: - With ракеткой too anything, balls and fly to all the parties!
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Has told: « you the most sexual спортсменка! »

- Исинбаева (Isinbaeva) in flight it is unique, - the master has continued. - as it flies... And then... Jumps in оргазме... Oh, forgive, in ecstasy! Леночка, keep the same style and in love!

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Marat Safin (cправа) - bride Dashe (at the left): - And on wedding I shall present you in-about-about-from such ring!
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- I shall maintain the reputation, - has reddened атлетка.

Begunja Svetlana Masterkova has come for the evening dissatisfied. While it reached a place, someone ran into a back bumper of its machine, having left impressive dents. Apparently, спортсменка does not bear defects, therefore recently has put itself брекеты on a teeth - to correct a bite.

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FINE Elena HAS SUBDUED PARIS
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Elena Dementieva, the HEROINE of the FINAL ON the Fed Cup France - Russia, answers QUESTIONS of the CORRESPONDENT of "WORK"

- Lena, I congratulate: team championship of the world and three victorious spots is won are extracted by your efforts. Will become history as the heroine of a match.

- I thank for congratulations, but here only about the heroine - it is not necessary. The championship - command, is won, and lost collectively. It is success our joint. Nastya Myskina has lost here, in Paris, two matches but if in Moscow in a semifinal has not crushed Venus Williams us up to favourite French capital to not reach. Dinara Safina has played in pair, and without it success in game with the most experienced Mauresmo and the Pier would be inconceivable. Our captain Shamil Anvjarovich Tarpishchev is patient as anybody and if not it, such friendly atmosphere in a combined team would not be. Trainer Larissa Savchenko waits for the child, but has not simply arrived on the ending, and even on court leaves with us and still as little girls trains. Has very much helped Саша Wolves which спарринговал, trained: all girls simply in delight.

- Tell, and if in a combined team was Sharapov - have as though developed then business?

- I, to tell the truth, very much was surprised, if would see it now in a command. I know, that to it did the offer. But it is personal choice of everyone - to play for the country or to not play. It has made the choice, I and Nastya Myskina - the .

- At you the attitude with Masha normal?

- Frankly speaking, I badly know it, met on tournaments, it is no more of that...

- In press it is a lot of and enthusiastically write about advantages of this living in the USA tennis players.

- Everyone solves, that it in this life wants. Whether I am capable to sustain such mad attention which was раздуто all over again around Anna K., now here around Sharapova? I do not think. I the quiet person, do not love parties, excessive dialogue with press.

- But you with journalists are always polite.

- I try. Though sometimes they ask such questions which we would be ashamed to discuss with girls even in a female locker room at press conferences. It and in Paris was showed, that me during any moment even has upset. I play not for the sake of clauses, attention that is why that I love tennis. I dream to become first-ever. However the question of money thus is not put. Could earn more, but it has refused. I am not going to be photographed at each corner or to appear naked in magazines. It not on me. If someone has made such choice why and is not present.

- Unless money for the tennis player do not serve as motivation?

- The main thing for me they never were. Yes, money are very necessary, especially in the beginning of career to be the independent person, to train and live there where it is convenient you. But, choosing between indicative tournament for the big fee and free-of-charge performance for a combined team on the Cup of Federation, I prefer a combined team because game for the country delivers to me much more pleasures, than the solid fee. It is honour - to play for the Native land.

- Coming back to Paris, on the ending, tell, how it to you was given. During some moments you looked tired.

- More likely - sleepy. I have arrived here some days prior to a match from Staffs. To the USA has lead on tournaments almost two a month. Then flight and adaptation which passes so: I lay down, wake up in 2.30 nights, then in 4 mornings again I fall asleep. And on trainings awfully it would be desirable to sleep. But there was that motivation about which we in detail spoke, and it very much helped me.

- In the middle of a season you have replaced the trainer. Who now with you is engaged?

-after Wimbledon our mutual agreement with Olga Vasilevnoj Morozovoj has come to an end. We have well worked together. Now I am am trained by mum.

- Be going to look for the new instructor?

- At present the question here so is not necessary. We shall look.

- Many tennis players try to get rid of parental trusteeship, believing, that will achieve all. You with Vera Семеновной are looked, more likely, as exception of this rule.

- Simply I perfectly understand, that without the huge help of mum I in tennis would not achieve anything. We with it have passed very heavy way in sports. Than it was necessary to offer so that I was in world "ten", we know only with mum.

- And than all the same it was necessary to offer?

- Much. Mum has practically offered the private life. We all time on trips. Neither the husband, nor mum almost does not see the son. All - for me. Without support of family - mums, the father, - I of anything would not achieve the brother.

I at all do not know, to what it is possible to compare this life? Probably, in one other kind of sports there is no such intense schedule. Every week you should leave on game as if on fight, and to fight on court without hope for rest and restoration. In fact rest, in essence, this those of one and a half-two month for which you are obliged to be prepared for a new season.

- That in tennis for you the most complex?

- The hard blow is necessary on mentality. It is expressed in any depressions. Happens, that you are broken, and, unfortunately, more often on close people. Very few people maintains such loadings without serious consequences. Infinite flights, and I do not like to fly - here where for me the heaviest test. Constant change of belts, the countries, cities... Very often you wake up in number and you can not understand, in what country, in what hotel you are. And if I have an opportunity though for two days to return from foreign tournaments to Moscow, I come back in the native house, in my favourite club of TsSKA where a tremendous house atmosphere and all touchingly concern to each other. Me here pulls.

- And why then many our players prefer to live abroad?

- So we with you spoke: at everyone - the choice.

- Lena, allow to ask a question not so for you pleasant...

- And you too ask me about submission?

- As have guessed?

- But submission at me, I consider, became better. In it to year we were engaged in the Krycek with the Dutch.

- Why with it?

- At this known tennis player in the past - one of the strongest submissions.

- And how many once a week you in general train?

- Six. On Sunday at me rest or общефизическая preparation.

- Which so has helped you with Paris. But it turns out, that the year round - tennis or nearly so one tennis. And how then rest, love?

- It is necessary all to these to endow temporarily. Bifurcation or растроение good will not result interests to what. But also it is not necessary to become reserved. I against mad fanaticism though at this stage my life is subordinated to competitions. I can not to go, for example, to drive on mountain skiing though well awfully it would be desirable it. I have no the right to risk myself for I understand - and suddenly a trauma. Or to eat ice-cream - suddenly I shall be ill, and tomorrow - game. But I do not feel deprived. It is More than that, I do not think, that in my life there will be still something brighter, than tennis. Here I leave on the central court “ Roland Garros ” - 15 thousand exulting fans applaud your game. Same not сравнимо with what. Where still I can receive so much pleasures and adrenaline too.

- And what after tennis? You in the 23 about it reflected?

- I have left only school. Professional tennis and study to combine it is impossible. Formally to be registered on the student - I do not want. After end of career I dream to learn, receive knowledge for myself, instead of for a tick.

- Whence at you such fine French? Here, in Paris, all local with it admire.

- You fell asleep me compliments. I have left the French school where good teachers taught in Moscow.

- And English?

- English learned on a course in round. Now at leisure I am engaged with the teacher: I tighten grammar.

- In Paris had time something to look?

- Has taken a walk 20 minutes on the Champs Elysee. And all.

- But at show-windows of shops have looked?

- An edge of an eye.

- Also what have noticed? What it, the French fashion, eyes of Lena Dementieva?

- Socks of shoes became more округлыми. Heels have got other form. In a fashion - boots. But they high, it is frequent - with jack boots. Not any woman will risk to put on such.

You?

-th? No. At me - the choice.

Dolgopolov Nikolay.

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On September, 23rd 2005,

Know ours! Submission Dementieva. It there is more than hour with pleasure readers and journalists of " the Soviet sports » accepted
Sergey Gerasin, Olga Zaharova

[i] Yesterday on « the Direct line » with readers of our newspaper send the winner of the Cup Federatsii-2005 Elena Dementieva, its mum Vera Семеновна and the chief of TsSKA Olga Smorodskaja.

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From Paris the happy winner Elena Dementieva has arrived on Monday. And as has twirled!

- it is not trained Yet, - sympathetically looking on a daughter, Vera Семеновна speaks. - Meetings, interview … Such victory!

Phone of " the Direct line » was heated. Samaras, Prague, Moscow suburbs call from Ufa... Many answers are accompanied by laughter - and on that end of a wire, and in an editorial hall.

- Lena, in Parisian ending Pierce has closed up Сафиной with a ball below a back. How Dinara Safina to it reacted?
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- It has terribly become angry. Terribly. And all me set on: « Give we shall revenge! » I to it: « It is necessary to win, it and will be revenge ». It like has agreed. But I had an impression, that all the second сет Dinara Safina aimed in Mary.

- in Any else kinds of sports be engaged, for example, in inter-season period?

- On mountain skiing I go for a drive.

- Where?

- In Switzerland. Once on mountain has met there, will not believe, with Хингис! It has on a visit invited me.

- Lena, it is impossible for you to risk. It is necessary to take care! - the chief of TsSKA Olga Smorodskaja enters.

- But in fact Kafelnikov too went for a drive.

- And a leg injured! - mum supports a theme of safety.

- And parents of players on tournaments contact among themselves? - a question to Vera Семеновне.

- Certainly. But about any friendship of speech cannot be. All of us there, as on war.

Conversation was long - about tactical cunnings Pierce, about native for Lena army club, about indestructible calmness Тарпищева and certainly about legendary дементьевской to submission...

The full stenogram to " the Direct line » read in one of the nearest numbers of " the Soviet sports ».

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Tennis Player Elena Dementieva
« I wish to cry again under our hymn »
ИЛЬЯ МИХАЙЛОВ, Paris

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In past days off the female combined team of Russia on tennis became the winner of the Fed Cup - the most prestigious command competition in the world. Undoubtedly, the main heroine of the ending with the French, the past on their court in Paris, became Elena Dementieva. It has won two single matches, and then in pair with Dinara Safina has extracted and a solving spot, having shown tremendous morally-strong-willed qualities. However, along with sports persistence and personal charm modesty - one of the basic character traits of ours tennis players. At least in interview to " New News » to recognize itself as the hero of Russia Elena Dementieva categorically has refused.

- Elena after you have beaten Амели Mauresmo and our command has led with the account 2:1, you have already named the most useful теннисисткой a final. However during that moment you have told, that else early, we yet have not won the ending. Also have appeared the seer. What will you tell now, after a victory?

- I and now do not consider myself the heroine. Yes, in the ending there is more than advantage of a combined team I have brought, but before it, in a semifinal against a combined team of the USA, the leader of our command was Anastasia Myskina, beaten as you remember, Venus Williams. So our victory over the Fed Cup is a success of all command, and first of all our captain Shamilja Tarpishcheva.

- First of all, probably, because it has guessed with replacement and has exposed on a pair meeting together with Dinara Safina you, instead of Vera Douchevina how it has been planned initially?

- Yes, I really did not expect, that I should leave also on the fifth match. After game with Mauresmo I was strongly tired. And after an ice crust up to a victory above Mary Pierce it is necessary to win pair games, has absolutely relaxed. It is good, that all so has safely ended.

- Whether there Is somebody to whom you wish to devote this triumph?

- Probably, to the fans. That who always trusts in me and supports in any circumstances. Their help has helped me and with this very complex match.

- whether you Can tell, what a victory over the Fed Cup - the most significant achievement in your career?

- I think, that so it and is. I not spoke time, that very much I wish to win together with a command this tournament. Unfortunately, long it was impossible to make it. Twice I played finals, but lost. And when in the past to year our girls at last have won the Cup , I in a command was not. As all is healthy, that in it to year, at last, has developed as it is necessary.

- In a present season another Russian tennis player - Petrova's Hope - has got in a situation similar to yours. It not spoke time, that very much wishes to play for a combined team, however the captain in its command and has not caused, in spite of the fact that on a rating it had the right to be in it. It not seems to you is unfair?

- There's nothing to be done, at us it is now valid a lot of good tennis player. And it is healthy, that all of them burn with the desire to play for a combined team. In my opinion, such is not present anywhere more. Therefore in our command there is a principle - those tennis players which began a cycle in the beginning of year, it and is finished. It seems to me, it is fair. Petrova did not play for a combined team in first two matches, therefore and has not received a call on the ending.

- That will tell about the personal plans? Plan to act further in a command?

- I think, that the captain will solve, but I once again wish to emphasize, that for me there is no greater pleasure, rather than to play for a combined team. When on Sunday after our victory over stadium « Roland Garros » sounded the Russian hymn, at me to eyes tears have risen. Only to go through this joyful moment once again, it would be desirable to support our command.

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Finished
Women's Singles - 1st Round
ED vs Ondraskova 2005

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14:31-- Dementieva hit 27 winners and 38 unforced errors in the one hour 22 minute match.

14:30-- DEMENTIEVA ON COURT AFTER HER WIN: "This was a tough match today. I'm just pleased to get

through this difficult match. [Dementieva's mother is here] Mum is the boss - I have to say that. I will watch the match [Alicia

Molik versus Nathalie Dechy her second round opponent] with interest."

14:28-- DOUBLE MATCH POINT for the 2003 semi-finalist Dementieva... Ondraskova returns a winner at 15-

40; ONE POINT for Dementieva... Dementieva wins at her second attempt with a forehand crosscourt winner... GAME SET

MATCH DEMENTIEVA 6-2 6-4!

14:23-- BREAK POINT for DEMENTIEVA... Ondraskova serving at 30-40... Dementieva split-steps into a

backhand return then advances up the court before hitting a forehand winner that Ondraskova cannot lunge back...

DEMENTIEVA BREAKS for 5-4!

14:20--The chair umpire calls for new tennis balls.

14:20-- DOUBLE BREAK POINT for ONDRASKOVA, one double fault, one wayward backhand sends

Dementieva into trouble... the Russian hits a forehand winner off the Ondraskova serve at 15-40; ONE POINT for the Czech to

break... Dementieva hits yet another unforced error wide of the left tramline... ONDRASKOVA LEVELS the score at 4-4.

14:15-- Dementieva makes the pressure count catching Ondraskova off balance, moving the Czech from side

to side before hitting the killer blow down the line... Dementieva BREAKS for 4-3 and should she come through this match she'll

has to raise her game cosiderably to advance to the latter stages of this event that has run since 1978.

14:13--BREAK POINT for DEMENTIEVA... Ondraskova serving at advantage point down in a titanic game... first

deliveyr into the net, second serve in but Dementieva hits a backhand crosscourt return wide: DEUCE!

14:05--Dementieva rushes to her chair for a change of racket following a service hold to 30 for 3-3 with the

match on the hour mark.

14:01--Ondraskova nudges ahead leaving the next ten minutes of the match very interesting indeed.

Dementieva, at 72 places higher in the world rankings, is struggling to put away Ondraskova who is growing in confidence. The

Czech leads 3-2.

13:58-- A couple of outstanding passing shots from Ondraskova gives the 25-year-old DOUBLE BREAK POINT...

Dementieva serving at 15-40 hits a forehand approach long of the baseline... 2-2!

kammgretel
Oct 6th, 2005, 04:13 PM
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix ... 2nd Round

Elena Dementieva vs Nathalie Dechy

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1st SET
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Dementieva vs Dechy

0-0*

15-0
30-15
30-30
30-40

0*-1
15-40
30-40

0-2*
15-30
15-40
30-40

0*-3
30-15
40-15
1-3*
0-15
0-30
15-30
15-40

1*-4
15-15
30-30

2-4*
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
40-30

3*-4



15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
AD-40 Ace :eek:
40-40
40-AD
40-40
AD-40 2nd ACE :eek: :woohoo:

4-4* Unbelieveble



0-15
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40
40-AD

4*-5 :( no no, but we trust you!

15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40
Ad-40

5-5*

15-0
30-0
30-15
30-30
30-40

5*-6

15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40
40-40
40-AD

5-7* I need a lunch now!


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15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40
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1*-0 :) come on! Lena !!!!


0-15
0-30
0-40
15-40

1-1*
0-15
15-15
30-15
40-15

2*-1 :bounce:

15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15

3-1*

0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30

4*-1 :yeah:

15-0
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40

4-2*

0-15
0-30
0-40

4*-3

15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40
AD-40
40-40
AD-40

5-3* :) GO Lena !!!

15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
40-30
40-40
40-AD
40-40
AD-40 3rd SET Point...

6*-3
And... she did !!!!!



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0*-0

0-15
0-30
0-40

0-1*
0-15
0-30
0-40
15-40
30-40
40-40
40-AD
40-40
AD-40

1*-1 :)

15-0
30-0
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
Ad-40

2-1*
15-0
30-0
40-0

3*-1 Keep alert, Lena, resist! :bounce:

15-0
30-0
30-15
30-30
30-40 FIGHTER LENA, ;)
40-40
Ad-40
40-40
40-Ad
40-40
40-Ad
40-40
Ad-40
40-40
Ad-40

4-1*
(PUBLICITY now :lol: )


:
15-30
15-40
30-40

5*-3
0-15
0-30
0-40

5-4*
15-0Great ball, !
30-0
30-15
40-15

Match Point and WON !

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Oct 6th, 2005, 04:18 PM
17:46 That's it, GAME, SET AND MATCH. Dementieva has won the three-setter and screams with joy.

17:45 Dementieva has two match points.

17:44 Dementieva now two points from victory...but she puts the ball well beyond the baseline

17:43 Dechy looking tight, as her forehand goes well wide.

17:43 Dechy stretched as Dementieva puts the ball right into the corner forcing the fault from the French player.

17:42 Dechy to serve to stay in the match.

JC Federer
Oct 6th, 2005, 04:40 PM
13 double faults.. eek!

5 aces is a surprise though. Did Dechy have her ankles tied together?

Paco
Oct 6th, 2005, 05:31 PM
13 double faults.. eek!

5 aces is a surprise though. Did Dechy have her ankles tied together?
No it was just great serves.
13 df it is not so bad

kammgretel
Oct 7th, 2005, 05:06 PM
WTA Filderstadt QF

Elena Dementieva vs Kim Cljiestes


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0-40

0*-1

15-0
30-0
40-0

1-1*
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15 DF of Kimm

2*-1
15-0
30-0
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
40-Ad
40-40
40-Ad

2-2*
15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40
40-40
40-Ad
40-40
40-Ad
40-40
Ad-40
40-40
40-Ad
40-40
Ad-40

3*-2
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30

4-2*
0-15
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40

4*-3
15-0
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
40-40
Ad-40

5-3*
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15 For the SET !! DF of Kimm...

6*-3 :woohoo: Lena.. Go!!
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0*-0
15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40

0-1*
0-15
0-30
0-40

0*-2
0-15
0-30
15-30 first win point since 2nd set
15-40

0-3*
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40
40-40
40-Ad
.........
Kim serving at 3-6 *3-0

15-00
15-15 FH long
15-30 forced error
30-30 BH long
40-30 good serve
40-40 crushing FH winner
Ad-40 FH winner after good serve
game FH winner

game Kim 3-6 4-0*

...........

0*-4
15-0
30-0
40-0
.............
Elena serving at 6-3 *0-4

15-00 FH long
30-00 great ralley --> FH wide
40-00 FH winner
game good serve

game Elena 3-6 4-1*
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1-4*
15-0
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40

1*-5
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15

2-5*
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Kim serving at 3-6 *4-1

00-15 FH long
15-15 easy FH netted
15-30 another crushing FH return winner
30-30 BH long
40-30 good serve
game good serve

game Kim 3-6 5-1*

........................

2nd SET

2-5*
15-0
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
40-40

3*-5

0-15
0-30
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40
Ad-40
40-40

3-6*

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Elena serving at 6-3 *3-5

00-15 DF#9 (very close call)
00-30 overhead smash from Elena into the racket of Kim --> great BH

winner
*Elena screaming*
15-30 return error
15-40 DF#10
30-40 FH netted
40-40 FH netted
Ad-40 good serve
40-40 FH return winner
40-Ad FH winner
game FH long

game Kim 3-6 6-3 *0-0

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0-0*

15-0
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
40-40
Ad-40
40-40
40-Ad

0*-1
15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15

1-1*
15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40
40-Ad
40-40
40-Ad
40-40
Ad-40

2*-1
15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30

3-1*
15-0
30-0
40-0

4*-1
0-15
0-30
15-30
15-40

4-2*
15-0
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30

5*-2
15-0
30-0
40-0

6-2 :woohoo:
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18:06 --- That's it, Dementieva serves out her final

game to love. She's over the moon, has a smile from ear to ear.

18:06 --- Dementieva now has triple match points

18:05 --- Dementieva just served an ACE

18:05 --- Dementieva running Clijsters all over the

place and then puts in the killer stroke on the line. Good tennis from

Dementieva

18:04 --- Dementieva will now be serving for the match.

18:03 --- Clijster smacks the ball well wide giving the

two-break cushion back to the Russian.

18:02 --- A ball in the net from Clijsters hands break

point over to Dementieva

18:00 --- A double fault by Dementieva gives Clijsters

the break back she needed. The gap gets narrower.

18:00 --- Unforced errors will be the key to the end of

this match as both players seem to be doing more.

17:57 --- Dementieva does it. She widens the gap to

4-1. Devastating tennis by the Russian which has unsettled Clijsters.

17:55 --- Dementieva plays agressive tennis, getting

better and better. She's got three break points.

17:54 --- Dementieva extends the lead with a good

service game. Clijsters will have to change gear if shes to do any damage.

17:51 --- Dementieva gets the first break of the third

and final set, can she hold her service to widen the gap even further.

17:50 --- Dementieva takes control of the third set as

she wins the break.

17:48 --- Great attacking play gives Dementieva break

point.

17:48 --- Clijsters having trouble finishing off the game.

17:47 --- Clijsters serves a doube fault. Trying to hit the

ball too hard on her second.

17:47 --- Clijster deals with it effectively and takes it

down to douce.

17:46 --- Dementieva seems to be on top of things in

this game as break point arrives.

17:46 --- Lovely backhand from Dementieva, straight

down the line.

17:43 --- Dementieva holds her nerve and gets the

game to level the match

17:42 --- Dementieva gets away with a drop shot that

Clijsters gets to.. the belgian then sends it into the corner..Dementieva

plays a looping lob that lands easily for Clijster but the belgian puts it into

the net.

17:40 --- Clijsters closes out her service with an ace.

17:39 --- The balls will have to be changed more

regularly if this continues, the girls thumping the skin off the ball in a

cracking ralley which saw Clijsters come out on top.

17:38 --- Dementieva has break point early on... but

it's squandered as her shot goes long.

17:37 --- Some good power play from the two players,

getting into the rhythm for the final set.

17:35 --- We're on for the third and final set. Clijsters to

serve

17:29 --- Another set point presents itself for

Clijsters.... and this time Dementieva gives it to Clijsters by sending her

shot long.

17:28 --- Dementieva serves top Clijsters right and the

Belgian doesn't wait for an invitation as she thumps it down passed

Dementieva's right-hand side.

17:27 --- Clijsters bangs her shot into the net and it's

now douce. Clijsters will be kicking herself!!

17:27 --- Dementieva narrows it down to just set point.

17:26 --- Double fault from Dementieva gives Clijsters

double set point.

17:25 --- Clijsters pulls out something special as she

defends a smashed ball by drilling over a cross-court passing shot.

17:24 --- Dementieva gets it and now things have

almost balanced out in the second set.

17:23 --- From set point to break point for Dementieva

17:23 --- Double fault takes it to douce.

17:23 --- Fantastic tennis by both players, good

defensive play from Dementieva but just couldn't get the upper hand on

Clijster who smashes the final ball for the point. It's set point for Clijsters.

17:19 --- Dementieva not one to give up, holds out

and closes the gap. However Clijsters will now be serving for the second

set and draw things level.

17:17 --- Clijsters holds on to serve out the game,

it's 5-1 Clijsters in the second set.

17:16 --- It's a double break point for Dementieva....

Clijsters serves a great ball, too hard for Dementieva

17:15 --- A smashing forehand winner by Dementieva.

17:13 --- The ball is being hit extremely hard by the

two players with good crowd-pleasing rallies. Dementieva holds out on her

service and gets her first game of the second set.

17:10 --- A great scrape in the fourth game of the

second set, but the Belgian gets the game.

17:05 --- Clijsters takes the break and opens up a

gap in this second set.

17:04 --- Dementieva pulls off a lovely forehand

winner into the backhand corner but then follows it up with a double fault

giving Clijsters two break points.

17:03 --- The double faults from Dementieva are

mounting.

17:02 --- Brilliant defensive and attacking play from

Clijsters as she closes out with a love game. She's now up 2-0 in the

second set.

17:00 --- The second set kicks off badly for

Dementieva as she serves two double faults and gives the break over to

Clijsters.

16:56 --- Great tennis from Elena Dementieva, can she

keep this up? Clijsters has made 20 unforced errors and 5 winners, not the

usual statistic for the Belgian.

16:55 --- The pressure is too much for Clijster as the

Belgian serves a double fault to hand over the first set to Dementieva

16:54 --- It's double set point for Dementieva.

16:52 --- Dementieva holds her nerve and closes out

the game

16:51 --- Clijsters misses her first chance of breaking

Dementieva in this game as she sends her ball too long.

16:48 --- Clijsters holds out and closes the gap.

16:44 --- Dementieva confirms her break and now

leads 4-2

16:44 --- Clijsters hitting the ball harder and harder,

Dementieva then sends over a slower ball and the Belgian hits it into the

net.

Paco
Oct 7th, 2005, 08:10 PM
Nice work Kamm

kammgretel
Oct 8th, 2005, 02:19 PM
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Elena Dementieva vs Amelie Mauresmo


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1st SET
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0-0*
0-15
0-30
15-30
15-40

0*-1
15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15

1-1*
15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40

1*-2
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40
40-40
Ad-40

2-2*
0-15
0-30
0-40

2*-3
15-0
30-0
40-0

3*-3
15-0
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40

3-4*
0-15
0-30
15-30
15-40

3*-5
0-15
0-30
15-30
15-40

3-6

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2md SET
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0*-0
15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40

0-1*
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15

1*-1
15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40

1-2*
15-0
30-0
30-15
30-30
40-30

2*-2
0-15
0-30
0-40

2-3*
15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40
Ad-40

3*-3
15-0
30-0
30-15
30-30
30-40
40-40
40-Ad
40-40
40-Ad

3-4*
15-0 10:40
30-0 10:41
40-0 10:41

4*-4 10:42
0-15 10:43
0-30 10:44
0-40 10:44
15-40 10:45
30-40 10:45

4-5*
0-15 10:48
0-30 10:48
0-40 10:49

4-6 PM 10:50

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15:52 -- AND THAT'S A WRAP! Dementieva goes down after faulty serving gave Mauresmo too many easy points. Mauresmo did not have her best game either, but did take ample advantage of the Russian's breakdown. Mauresmo wins the semi-final against Dementieva and goes on to the final against Lindsay Davenport!

15:44 -- Dementieva to the ground! She is in complete frustration as she sees another one of her shots hit the net! She has 12 double faults in the match! The Russian sits on the ground as she can't believe what is happening to her.

15:42 -- Dementieva buries her face into her towel during the break, perhaps to regain her concentration after a frustrating serie of faulty serving.

15:41 -- Mauresmo takes the point and now puts additional pressure on Dementieva - down 4-3 in the second set.

15:37 -- BREAK POINT FOR SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE TIME! It's a close game, where both sides are making mistakes - especially Dementieva who yells in a rage of incomprehension as to why her balls do not go over the net...

15:34 -- Dementieva has definitely come back into the game as she wins the tie-break for the sixth point - they are tied at 3.

15:29 -- GREAT SHOT BY DEMENTIEVA TO PUT THE COUNTERS TO ZERO! Mauresmo thought she had the point in the bag when she put the ball just in front of the net, but she under estimated the Russian who swiftly moved-in to return the ball into the far back part of Mauresmo's half, as the French player looked on, without a response... Score: 2-2 in second set.

15:23 -- DEMENTIEVA BREAKDOWN! She has won a point in only 36% of her services and is accumulating the double faults. Mauresmo has taken a 2-1 lead in the second set.

15:17 -- Mauresmo has won 2 of 4 break points - she is appears to be handling the pressure of this semi-final.

15:14 -- Mauresmo wins this first set 6-3 as Dementieva has faltered when serving...She has 6 double faults!

15:10 -- 2 CONSECUTIVE DOUBLE FAULTS FOR DEMENTIEVA! Has she been destabilized by Mauresmo who is not giving in?

15:04 -- Mauresmo playing defense: she is going from right to left as Dementieva serves them up...and doing a mighty good job of it as she returns everything Dementieva has to give her until the Russian makes a mistake and puts the ball out.

15:01 -- GREAT PLAY BY DEMENTIEVA! She slices the ball just in front of the net, Mauresmo goes to it and returns but finds herself on the opposite side of the court as Dementieva simply puts it on the other side and leaves Mauresmo helpless! Score: 3-3 in first set.

14:55 -- The two players are tied at 2-2 in the first set - both are serving with success and keeping errors at a minimum.

14:53 -- On the other hand, Mauresmo has only played one game in this tournament because her first adversary, Jelena Jankovic, retired from the tournament. Mauresmo should be well-rested...

14:48 -- Dementieva is coming into this game after breaking Kim Clijsters' 21 match winning streak.

14:45 -- Play has begun between France's Amelie Mauresmo and Russian Dementieva, ranked four and five respectively. In the first set they are tied at 1-1...

15:04 -- Mauresmo playing defense: she is going from right to left as Dementieva serves them up...and doing a mighty good job of it as she returns everything Dementieva has to give her until the Russian makes a mistake and puts the ball out.

15:01 -- GREAT PLAY BY DEMENTIEVA! She slices the ball just in front of the net, Mauresmo goes to it and returns but finds herself on the opposite side of the court as Dementieva simply puts it on the other side and leaves Mauresmo helpless! Score: 3-3 in first set.

14:55 -- The two players are tied at 2-2 in the first set - both are serving with success and keeping errors at a minimum.

15:17 -- Mauresmo has won 2 of 4 break points - she is appears to be handling the pressure of this semi-final.

15:14 -- Mauresmo wins this first set 6-3 as Dementieva has faltered when serving...She has 6 double faults!

15:10 -- 2 CONSECUTIVE DOUBLE FAULTS FOR DEMENTIEVA! Has she been destabilized by Mauresmo who is not giving in?

15:34 -- Dementieva has definitely come back into the game as she wins the tie-break for the sixth point - they are tied at 3.

15:29 -- GREAT SHOT BY DEMENTIEVA TO PUT THE COUNTERS TO ZERO! Mauresmo thought she had the point in the bag when she put the ball just in front of the net, but she under estimated the Russian who swiftly moved-in to return the ball into the far back part of Mauresmo's half, as the French player looked on, without a response... Score: 2-2 in second set.

15:23 -- DEMENTIEVA BREAKDOWN! She has won a point in only 36% of her services and is accumulating the double faults. Mauresmo has taken a 2-1 lead in the second set.

15:17 -- Mauresmo has won 2 of 4 break points - she is appears to be handling the pressure of this semi-final.

15:14 -- Mauresmo wins this first set 6-3 as Dementieva has faltered when serving...She has 6 double faults!

15:10 -- 2 CONSECUTIVE DOUBLE FAULTS FOR DEMENTIEVA! Has she been destabilized by Mauresmo who is not giving in?

15:04 -- Mauresmo playing defense: she is going from right to left as Dementieva serves them up...and doing a mighty good job of it as she returns everything Dementieva has to give her until the Russian makes a mistake and puts the ball out.

15:01[/color] -- GREAT PLAY BY DEMENTIEVA! She slices the ball just in front of the net, Mauresmo goes to it and returns but finds herself on the opposite side of the court as Dementieva simply puts it on the other side and leaves Mauresmo helpless! Score: 3-3 in first set.

14:55 -- The two players are tied at 2-2 in the first set - both are serving with success and keeping errors at a minimum.

09:34 -- Saludos a todos los amantes del mundo del tenis. Desde las 13:00h podrαs seguir, EN DIRECTO en www.eurosport.es, el desarrollo de las semifinales del torneo femenino de Filderstadt.

08:00 -- Good morning and welcome to eurosport.com/co.uk's LIVE coverage of the semi-finals of WTA Filderstadt! All the action starts at 13:00 CET - be sure to join us then!

kammgretel
Oct 13th, 2005, 07:36 PM
Kremlin Cup 2005 WTA 2nd Round

Elena Dementieva vs Sesil Karatantcheva

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0*-0 --PM 18:35 --
15-0
30-0 --PM 18:36 --
30-15
30-30 --PM 18:37 --
40-30
40-40 --PM 18:37 --
Ad-40 --PM 18:38 --

1-0* --PM 18:39 --
15-0
30-0 --PM 18:40 --
30-15
40-15 --PM 18:40 --

2*-0 --PM 18:41 --
0-15 --PM 18:41 --
15-15 --PM 18:42 --
30-15 --PM 18:42 --
30-30 --PM 18:43 --
40-30 --PM 18:43 --

3-0* --PM 18:44 --
15-0 --PM 18:45 --
30-0 --PM 18:46 --
30-15 --PM 18:46 --
40-15 --PM 18:46 --

4*-0
15-0
30-0 --PM 18:48 --
40-0 --PM 18:48 --

5-0* --PM 18:49 --
0-15 --PM 18:50 --
15-15 --PM 18:51 --
15-30 --PM 18:51 --
30-30 --PM 18:52 --
30-40
40-40 --PM 18:52 --
Ad-40 --PM 18:53 --

6*-0 --PM 18:53 --

(0' 17'00")

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15-0 --PM 18:56 --
15-15 --PM 18:57 --
30-15 --PM 18:57 --
40-15 --PM 18:58 --

1*-0 --PM 18:59 --

15-30 --PM 19:00 --
30-30 --PM 19:00 --
30-40 --PM 19:01 --
40-40 --PM 19:02 --
Ad-40 --PM 19:02 --

2*-0 --PM 19:03 --
0-15 --PM 19:03 --
0-30 --PM 19:04 --
15-30 --PM 19:04 --
30-30 --PM 19:06 --
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40-40 --PM 19:07 --
Ad-40 --PM 19:07 --
40-40 --PM 19:08 --
AD-40 --PM 19:08 --

3-0* --PM 19:09 --
15-0 --PM 19:11 --
30-0
40-0 --PM 19:12 --
40-15 --PM 19:12 --

4*-0 --PM 19:13 --
15-0 --PM 19:13 --
15-15 --PM 19:14 --
:
30-40

4-1* --PM 19:17 --
15-0 --PM 19:17 --
30-0 --PM 19:18 --
40-0 --PM 19:18 --

5*-1 --PM 19:19 --
15-0 --PM 19:20 --
30-0 --PM 19:21 --
40-0 --PM 19:21 --

6-1 --PM 19:22 --

( 0' 46" )

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:crying2: SESIL....

kammgretel
Oct 14th, 2005, 04:29 PM
Elena Dementieva vs Anastasia Myskina QF

2005/10/14

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0-0*
0-15 --- 14:51 ---
0-30 --- 14:51 ---
15-30 --- 14:52 ---
30-30 --- 14:52 ---
30-40 --- 14:53 ---
40-40 --- 14:53 ---
Ad-40 --- 14:54 ---

1*-0 --- 14:54 ---
0-15 --- 14:55 ---
0-30 --- 14:56 ---
0-40 --- 14:56 ---
15-40 --- 14:57 ---

1-1* --- 14:58 ---
0-15 --- 14:58 ---
0-30 --- 14:59 ---
15-30 --- 15:00 ---
30-30 --- 15:00 ---
40-30 --- 15:01 ---
40-40 --- 15:01 ---
Ad-40 --- 15:01 ---

2*-1 --- 15:02 ---
15-0 --- 15:04 ---
30-0 --- 15:04 ---
40-0 --- 15:05 ---
40-15 --- 15:05 ---
40-30 --- 15:06 ---

3-1* --- 15:06 ---
0-15 --- 15:07 ---
0-30 --- 15:07 ---
0-40 --- 15:07 ---
15-40 --- 15:08 ---
30-40 --- 15:08 ---
40-40 --- 15:08 ---
40-Ad --- 15:09 ---
40-40 --- 15:10 ---
Ad-40 --- 15:10 ---
40-40 --- 15:11 ---
Ad-40 --- 15:11 ---

4*-1 --- 15:12 ---
15-0 --- 15:14 ---
30-0 --- 15:14 ---
40-0 --- 15:15 ---
40-15 --- 15:16 ---

5-1* --- 15:18 ---
15-0 --- 15:19 ---
15-15 --- 15:19 ---
30-15 --- 15:20 ---
30-30 --- 15:20 ---
30-40 --- 15:20 ---
40-40 --- 15:20 ---
Ad-40 --- 15:21 ---
40-40 --- 15:21 ---
40-Ad --- 15:21 ---

5*-2 --- 15:22 ---
15-0 --- 15:24 ---
30-0 --- 15:24 ---
30-15 --- 15:25 ---
30-30 --- 15:25 ---
40-30 --- 15:26 ---

6-2* --- 15:26 ---

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0-0* --- 15:32 ---
0-15 --- 15:32 ---
15-15 --- 15:32 ---
15-30 --- 15:33 ---
30-30 --- 15:33 ---
40-30 --- 15:34 ---

1*-0 --- 15:35 ---
15-0 --- 15:36 ---
30-0 --- 15:36 ---
30-15 --- 15:36 ---
40-15 --- 15:37 ---

2-0* --- 15:38 ---
15-0 --- 15:38 ---
15-15 --- 15:39 ---
30-15 --- 15:39 ---
30-30 --- 15:40 ---
40-30 --- 15:40 ---

3*-0 --- 15:41 ---
15-0 --- 15:43 ---
30-0 --- 15:43 ---
30-15 --- 15:44 ---
30-30 --- 15:44 ---
40-30 --- 15:45 ---

4-0* --- 15:46 ---
0-15 --- 15:46 ---
0-30 --- 15:47 ---
0-40 --- 15:47 ---

4*-1 --- 15:48 ---
0-15 --- 15:50 ---
0-30 --- 15:50 ---
15-30 --- 15:50 ---
15-40 --- 15:52 ---

4-2* --- 15:53 ---
15-0 --- 15:54 ---
30-0 --- 15:54 ---
40-0 --- 15:54 ---

5*-2 --- 15:54 ---
0-15 --- 15:56 ---
15-15 --- 15:57 ---
15-30 --- 15:57 ---
30-30 --- 15:58 ---
30-40 --- 15:59 ---
40-40 --- 15:59 ---
40-Ad --- 16:00 ---

5-3* --- 16:00 ---
15-0 --- 16:01 ---
15-15 --- 16:02 ---
30-15 --- 16:02 ---
40-15 --- 16:03 ---

6-4 --- 16:03 ---

Elena Dementieva vs Anastasia Myskina 6-2 6-4

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Helas
Nov 1st, 2005, 06:41 PM
http://www.rushockey.com/events.php?i=nhl&stream=nhl_interviews&id=344

By Regina Sevostyanova (Soviet Sport: September 28, 2005)
Translated by Alexei Belousenko (RusHockey.com)

Buffalo keeps surprising many people, since they lead unofficial preseason standings along with San Jose, Ottawa, and Chicago. Maxim Afinogenov keeps highlighting as well, he is one of the best in the league with 18 shots on goal. After the game against Washington when “Mad Max” scored a brilliant goal, Soviet Sport correspondent talked to him.

Maxim, you scored a beautiful goal today. Are you going to devote this goal to anyone?
M. Afinogenov: Well… This is just a preseason goal. Anyway, I devote this goal to my parents.

I thought you would devote it to your girlfriend Elena Dementieva that became a hero of tennis Federation Cup finals.
M. Afinogenov: I was very worried for girls in the tennis team, and I’m glad they won. Lena showed great performance. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it to Paris because my work already started in America. I wasn’t able to watch the Federation Cup in the States because they didn’t show it live, so I kept updating from internet and newspapers.

Have the NHL changed a lot after the lockout?
M. Afinogenov: Let’s see. There are more penalties now; game situations “5 on 3” are common now. From now on teams will play more in powerplay, which makes harder defencemen lives. It’s very difficult to play clean hockey because everybody skates very well. During the preseason, referees would give penalties more than during the regular season because it will be the real hockey then, and the referees would start closing their eyes to formal faults. The story was last season. And what? Two-three games they kept whistling, and then they swallowed a whistle. I would like them to keep the principle during the entire season.

How do you find the idea with shootouts after the ties?
M. Afinogenov: Hockey fans will like it. But from the playing point of view this is not right because it is some kind of a lottery. I would keep this as it was before.
Well… All this is just details. The main thing is that NHL got back! I feel like I didn’t even go anywhere, momentarily got used to Buffalo, my house, atmosphere, practices.

Dynamo is coming to the NHL: you, Ovechkin, Datsyuk… What do you think of the situation with Datsyuk?
M. Afinogenov: I think Pavel made a good decision by signing a contract with Detroit. He is awesome player, so his place is in the NHL. But it’s not clear how come Avangard got in this entire situation. Datsyuk wanted to play in Dynamo because Krikunov is his coach. I was in shock when Pavel ended up in Omsk.

Are you surprised that Buffalo leads unofficial preseason standings in the NHL?
M. Afinogenov: So far we played just a few games, but I think the teams in the league would equalize after lockout. Look at the results, outsiders keep winning over serious opponents.

miffedmax
Nov 1st, 2005, 06:49 PM
"Just friends," huh?:)

Well, good for Lena!