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Calimero377
Oct 24th, 2005, 05:58 PM
Silvia Farina Elia retires - what can we learn from her career?

Silvia started her career on the WTA tour in 1989 right in the Golden Age of women's tennis when Graf and Navratilova peaked and played historic battles (Wimbledon, USO, YEC).

Although Sabatini double-bageled her twice in 91 & 92 Silvia could take revenge on the beautiful Argentinian at FO 94, this marking her first great win against a top player (slam winner).

When she was already 27 years old she ambushed Seles at the FedCup 99.

In the new millenium she could score a lot more wins against slam winners (although she was already in her 30ies):

Sydney 02: Myskina 6-3 6-2
Tokyo 03: Pierce 3-6 6-1 6-0
Strasbourg 03: Myskina 6-2 6-3
Eastbourne 03: Davenport 6-4 3-6 7-6
Rome 04: Sharapova 7-6 6-0
Dubai 05: V. Williams 7-5 7-6
Amelia Island 05: S. Williams 5-7 7-6 TKO

She made her ranking peak in spring of 2002 aged 30.

Her success in the 21st century is even more remarkable if we consider that the bar had been raised dramtically and the game had moved on in comparison to the 90ies (when opposition was weak).

We will miss you, Silvia!

:wavey:

SilK
Oct 24th, 2005, 06:01 PM
:worship: :wavey:

Nicjac
Oct 24th, 2005, 06:04 PM
Thanks for the summary, Calimero :D

Will she be your next hero? :lol: ;)

I really remember her from way back and always enjoyed her spirit. I'll miss her on the circuit and wish her a great time to come!

James
Oct 24th, 2005, 06:05 PM
She showed you can still peak when over 30. She will be missed. :sad:

Farina Elia Fan
Oct 24th, 2005, 06:16 PM
OMG!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:


Calimero377 being nice to Silvia!!!!!!

RenaSlam.
Oct 24th, 2005, 07:13 PM
Vamos Farina Elia!

The Best!

gmak
Oct 24th, 2005, 07:33 PM
goodbye silvia :crying2:

i'm sooooo :sad: :sad: :sad:

Calimero377
Oct 24th, 2005, 07:41 PM
OMG!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:


Calimero377 being nice to Silvia!!!!!!


Why not?
She beat Seles, Hingis, Davenport, Venus, Serena, Myskina, Screamerova, Kuzzy.

I ask myself of course:
Could she have beaten Graf ... ? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Calimero377
Oct 24th, 2005, 08:04 PM
Schnyder beat Capriati, Davenport, Hingis, Clijsters, Kuznetsova, Sharapova, Serena and GRAF
...


Only an over-the-hill Graf in 1998, 16 years after the beginning of Graf's career.

Farina Elia beat Seles, Willies, Davenport in their prime peak age.

Big difference!

tennis aus
Oct 24th, 2005, 08:11 PM
Only an over-the-hill Graf in 1998, 16 years after the beginning of Graf's career.

Farina Elia beat Seles, Willies, Davenport in their prime peak age.

Big difference!


1998 Italian Open (Rome) 2nd round 6-2, 6-1 Monica Seles
1998 Ladies Kremlin Cup (Moscow) Quarterfinal 6-0, 6-1 Monica Seles
1999 Fed Cup Semifinal #1 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 Silvia Farina
1999 US Open (New York) 2nd round 6-2, 6-3 Monica Seles
2000 Newsweek Champions Cup (Indian Wells) 1st round 6-1, 6-2 Monica Seles
2002 Nasdaq-100 Open 4th round 7-6, 6-4 Monica Seles

:haha:

bandabou
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:24 PM
Me thinks silvia only won that match against Serena because Serena twisted her ankle. :lol: I guess LDV is right afterall...Cali and his charm offense, so cute.

Farina Elia Fan
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:26 PM
Me thinks silvia only won that match against Serena because Serena twisted her ankle. :lol: I guess LDV is right afterall...Cali and his charm offense, so cute.


Serena didnt injury herself until 6-5 15-40 in the second set!!! Serena sauid after the match that she doesnt think Silvia has ever played that well before!!!

martirogi
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:28 PM
pff those wins vs myskina were back in the day. how could you count them if the player hadn't won her slam yet.

Dexter
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:29 PM
Calimero didn't make a non-sense thread :woohoo: :bowdown: :D

Silvia :wavey: :hug:

Farina Elia Fan
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:33 PM
Calimero didn't make a non-sense thread :woohoo: :bowdown: :D

Silvia :wavey: :hug:



Its great, isnt it! :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

kabuki
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:33 PM
:haha: at any of you that think Cali is really just trying to be nice to Silvia. This is just another exercise in his endless and psychotic obsession with Steffi and how great things used to be.

Dexter
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:34 PM
Its great, isnt it! :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:Yeah... I expected the End of World before it happens :spit: :haha:

Calimero :worship:

thelittlestelf
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:35 PM
We will miss you Silvia! One of the most beautiful games on tour.

Joana
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:35 PM
I ask myself of course:
Could she have beaten Graf ... ? :lol: :lol: :lol:

She'd so kick her ass. Graf was lucky not to be playing in Farina Elia-era!

Calimero377
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:35 PM
pff those wins vs myskina were back in the day. how could you count them if the player hadn't won her slam yet.


Then you think all of Steffi's wins against Novotna pre-Wimbledon98 don't count? :eek: :sad:

Farina Elia Fan
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:38 PM
She'd so kick her ass. Graf was lucky not to be playing in Farina Elia-era!





:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

bandabou
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:41 PM
Serena didnt injury herself until 6-5 15-40 in the second set!!! Serena sauid after the match that she doesnt think Silvia has ever played that well before!!!

Indeed....but well enough to beat Serena? Hmm....anyways, congrats to Silvia. Have a happy life after tennis! :wavey:

Scotso
Oct 25th, 2005, 05:25 AM
Goodbye Silvia :wavey: :sad:

tennisrox
Oct 25th, 2005, 07:03 AM
Can we not turn this into another Graf domination thread? :rolleyes:

Thanks for the stats.We'll remember Silvia :)

DevilishAttitude
Oct 25th, 2005, 10:47 AM
Me thinks silvia only won that match against Serena because Serena twisted her ankle. :lol: I guess LDV is right afterall...Cali and his charm offense, so cute.

Why are all you Williams fans so bitter that Silvia could match and beat Serena :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

If Silvia had won that 1st set they it would have been a straight sets beat-down :wavey:

Calimero :)

Stamp Paid
Oct 25th, 2005, 12:35 PM
:haha: at any of you that think Cali is really just trying to be nice to Silvia. This is just another exercise in his endless and psychotic obsession with Steffi and how great things used to be.

I know right! And i bet Silvia fans have been good-repping him mtoo, ROTF.

Stamp Paid
Oct 25th, 2005, 12:36 PM
Then you think all of Steffi's wins against Novotna pre-Wimbledon98 don't count? :eek: :sad:

Maybe, but certainly not Graf's wins over the "over the hill/past prime peak age" Navratilova in those amazing slam finals you love to post about.

Calimero377
Oct 25th, 2005, 12:49 PM
Maybe, but certainly not Graf's wins over the "over the hill/past prime peak age" Navratilova in those amazing slam finals you love to post about.


Between May 1989 and March 1990 Navi was 67-3 win/loss.
Her 3 losses came

1) in the Wimbledon final (vs. Graf)
2) in the USO final (vs. Graf)
3) in the YEC final (vs. Graf).

Without Graf Navi would have had a 70-match winning streak.

Next question, Superdumbo ....


(Hehehe - they always don't know what to say when I come up with this!)



A 70-match winning streak ....

aussie_stars
Oct 25th, 2005, 01:08 PM
Only an over-the-hill Graf in 1998, 16 years after the beginning of Graf's career.


Well going by your logic that 29 is over the hill (the age graf was when schnyder beat her) then a young graf could only manage a 9-9 head to head against navratilova and their 1st match occured when navratilova was 29 (i.e over the hill)

young-peak graf v over the hill navratilova = 9-9 with Navratilova managaing her last win over graf in her late 30's, when Steffi was in her low-mid 20's! (thats 28 years after the beginning of Navratilova's pro career)

stats can be made to appear many different ways.

graf is great without the need for obsessive stats.

Hagar
Oct 25th, 2005, 01:15 PM
Silvia Farina Elia retires - what can we learn from her career?

Silvia started her career on the WTA tour in 1989 right in the Golden Age of women's tennis when Graf and Navratilova peaked and played historic battles (Wimbledon, USO, YEC).

Although Sabatini double-bageled her twice in 91 & 92 Silvia could take revenge on the beautiful Argentinian at FO 94, this marking her first great win against a top player (slam winner).

When she was already 27 years old she ambushed Seles at the FedCup 99.

In the new millenium she could score a lot more wins against slam winners (although she was already in her 30ies):

Sydney 02: Myskina 6-3 6-2
Tokyo 03: Pierce 3-6 6-1 6-0
Strasbourg 03: Myskina 6-2 6-3
Eastbourne 03: Davenport 6-4 3-6 7-6
Rome 04: Sharapova 7-6 6-0
Dubai 05: V. Williams 7-5 7-6
Amelia Island 05: S. Williams 5-7 7-6 TKO

She made her ranking peak in spring of 2002 aged 30.

Her success in the 21st century is even more remarkable if we consider that the bar had been raised dramtically and the game had moved on in comparison to the 90ies (when opposition was weak).

We will miss you, Silvia!

:wavey:


Silvia was one of the journeywomen on the WTA tour who made the best they could with their potential. One of these girls who know they will never win a slam and never become the number 1 but still go on about their business and give what they have on the court.
So: RESPECT! :worship:

All the best for the future to Silvia!

Calimero377
Oct 25th, 2005, 01:19 PM
Well going by your logic that 29 is over the hill (the age graf was when schnyder beat her) then a young graf could only manage a 9-9 head to head against navratilova and their 1st match occured when navratilova was 29 (i.e over the hill)

young-peak graf v over the hill navratilova = 9-9 with Navratilova managaing her last win over graf in her late 30's, when Steffi was in her low-mid 20's! (thats 28 years after the beginning of Navratilova's pro career)

stats can be made to appear many different ways.

graf is great without the need for obsessive stats.


Graf was on-the-hill in 87-96 (won 21 of 36 slams played).
She was aged 17-27.
Navi was on-the-hill in 81-89 (won 15 of 34 slams played).
She was aged 24-32.

Graf is great. Sometimes stats have to remind certain people (esp. in English-speaking countries) of her greatness. Otherwise they would forget it.

Stamp Paid
Oct 25th, 2005, 01:34 PM
Between May 1989 and March 1990 Navi was 67-3 win/loss.
Her 3 losses came

1) in the Wimbledon final (vs. Graf)
2) in the USO final (vs. Graf)
3) in the YEC final (vs. Graf).

Without Graf Navi would have had a 70-match winning streak.

Next question, Superdumbo ....


(Hehehe - they always don't know what to say when I come up with this!)



A 70-match winning streak ....

Wait aminute - a 32-33 year old (obviuously past her prime age) Grandma would have had a 70 match win streak?!

Maybe womens tennis hasnt become deeper - maybe it has just stayed the same. Altho Davenport could never have a 70 match win streak - or Farina Elia even...

Philbo
Oct 25th, 2005, 01:54 PM
Silvia started her career on the WTA tour in 1989 right in the Golden Age of women's tennis when Graf and Navratilova peaked and played historic battles (Wimbledon, USO, YEC).



Martina peaking in 89? As illustrated by her only loss (6-1 6-4) to Larissa Savchenko, the only loss against her in 9 matches?

Or the loss to Natalia Zvereva?

Give it up Foolimero. YOur propaganda is useless drivel. Read any tennis magazine lately? That is a fine publication worthy of a subscription for you mate!!!

rjd1111
Oct 25th, 2005, 03:40 PM
What happened to Silvia?

Farina Elia Fan
Oct 25th, 2005, 04:29 PM
What happened to Silvia?



exactly! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Shonami Slam
Oct 25th, 2005, 04:42 PM
Silvia is the Italian of the 90's.
moreover - she still leads the single-handed Italian charge.

Philbo
Oct 25th, 2005, 05:01 PM
What happened to Silvia?

This thread was never about Siliva, it was obvious from the 2nd or 3rd sentence.

Stamp Paid
Oct 25th, 2005, 05:03 PM
What happened to Silvia?

lol youre crazy if you thought it was ever about her.

Tatanka
Oct 25th, 2005, 05:04 PM
Rome 04: Sharapova 7-6 6-0


I WAS THERE!! :bounce: ;)

Philbo
Oct 25th, 2005, 05:07 PM
Between May 1989 and March 1990 Navi was 67-3 win/loss.

(Hehehe - they always don't know what to say when I come up with this!)


A 70-match winning streak ....

Example # 1000598567 of Foolimero's biased, skewed stats twisted around making Graf look great.

He grabs out a *seemingly* random date - MAY 1989 to March 1990

why?

Because from the start of 1989, Martina's year looked like this:

1989


$200,000 New South Wales Womens Open
Sydney, Australia; Jan 9
1R bye
2R def. Andrea Temesvari (Hun) 6-2 6-4
3R def. Dinky Van Rensburg (SA) 6-0 6-3
QF def. Patty Fendick (US) 6-1 6-1
SF def. Hana Mandlikova (Aus) 6-3 6-2
F def. Catarina Lindqvist (Swe) 6-2 6-4

$937, 882 Ford Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia; Jan 16
1R def. Andrea Bentzer (FRG) 6-0 6-1
2R def. Jenny Byrne (Aus) 6-4 7-6
3R def. Jana Novotna (Tch) 6-2 6-2
4R def. Hana Mandlikova (Aus) 6-4 6-1
QF l/t. Helena Sukova (Tch) 2-6 6-3 7-9

$250,000 Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan; Jan 31
1R bye
2R def. Nana Miyagi (Jpn) 6-4 6-1
QF def. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 6-2 6-2
SF def. Mary Joe Fernandez (US) 6-2 6-2
F def. Lori McNeil (US) 6-7 6-3 7-6

$250,000 Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, Calif., USA; Feb 20
1R def. Kathy Rinaldi (US) 6-1 6-2
2R def. Isabelle Demongeot (Fra) 6-3 6-1
QF def. Jenny Byrne (Aus) 6-1 6-4
SF l/t. Larisa Savchenko (USSR) 1-6 4-6

$300,000 Family Circle Magazine Cup
Hilton Head Island, S.C., USA; Apr 3
1R bye
2R def. Laura Gildemeister (Per) 6-4 4-6 6-0
3R def. Catarina Lindqvist (Swe) 6-4 6-2
QF def. Hana Mandlikova (Aus) 6-2 7-5
SF l/t. Natalia Zvereva (USSR) 2-6 6-3 1-6

$300,000 Bausch and Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, Fla., USA; Apr 10
1R bye
2R def. Michelle Torres (US) 6-2 6-0
3R def. Linda Ferrando (Ita) 6-1 6-1
QF def. Kathy Rinaldi (US) 6-1 6-4
SF l/t. Gabriela Sabatini (Arg) 3-6 2-6



It includes a whipping off Sabatini, losing to Larissa Savchenko in str8 sets, (the only time she did in 9 matches), a loss to Zvereva, and a loss to Sukova.

Peaking Navratilova? What bullshit.

Philbo
Oct 25th, 2005, 05:20 PM
[QUOTE=Calimero377]Graf was on-the-hill in 87-96 (won 21 of 36 slams played).
She was aged 17-27.

[QUOTE]

Graf was on the hill from July 1986. From July 1986 if it werent for losing to Martina Navratilova in:

SF 86 US Open,
Final of 86 WTA Champs,
FINAL of 87 Wimbledon (str8 sets)
Final of 87 US Open (str8 sets)

If it werent for those losses, Graf would have had a 104 match winning streak!

86-87 are the years that Graf and Navratilova were BOTH playing closer to their peak levels. 89/90 is bullshit.

tennis aus
Oct 25th, 2005, 06:21 PM
Example # 1000598567 of Foolimero's biased, skewed stats twisted around making Graf look great.

He grabs out a *seemingly* random date - MAY 1989 to March 1990

why?

Because from the start of 1989, Martina's year looked like this:

1989


$200,000 New South Wales Womens Open
Sydney, Australia; Jan 9
1R bye
2R def. Andrea Temesvari (Hun) 6-2 6-4
3R def. Dinky Van Rensburg (SA) 6-0 6-3
QF def. Patty Fendick (US) 6-1 6-1
SF def. Hana Mandlikova (Aus) 6-3 6-2
F def. Catarina Lindqvist (Swe) 6-2 6-4

$937, 882 Ford Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia; Jan 16
1R def. Andrea Bentzer (FRG) 6-0 6-1
2R def. Jenny Byrne (Aus) 6-4 7-6
3R def. Jana Novotna (Tch) 6-2 6-2
4R def. Hana Mandlikova (Aus) 6-4 6-1
QF l/t. Helena Sukova (Tch) 2-6 6-3 7-9

$250,000 Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan; Jan 31
1R bye
2R def. Nana Miyagi (Jpn) 6-4 6-1
QF def. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 6-2 6-2
SF def. Mary Joe Fernandez (US) 6-2 6-2
F def. Lori McNeil (US) 6-7 6-3 7-6

$250,000 Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, Calif., USA; Feb 20
1R def. Kathy Rinaldi (US) 6-1 6-2
2R def. Isabelle Demongeot (Fra) 6-3 6-1
QF def. Jenny Byrne (Aus) 6-1 6-4
SF l/t. Larisa Savchenko (USSR) 1-6 4-6

$300,000 Family Circle Magazine Cup
Hilton Head Island, S.C., USA; Apr 3
1R bye
2R def. Laura Gildemeister (Per) 6-4 4-6 6-0
3R def. Catarina Lindqvist (Swe) 6-4 6-2
QF def. Hana Mandlikova (Aus) 6-2 7-5
SF l/t. Natalia Zvereva (USSR) 2-6 6-3 1-6

$300,000 Bausch and Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, Fla., USA; Apr 10
1R bye
2R def. Michelle Torres (US) 6-2 6-0
3R def. Linda Ferrando (Ita) 6-1 6-1
QF def. Kathy Rinaldi (US) 6-1 6-4
SF l/t. Gabriela Sabatini (Arg) 3-6 2-6



It includes a whipping off Sabatini, losing to Larissa Savchenko in str8 sets, (the only time she did in 9 matches), a loss to Zvereva, and a loss to Sukova.

Peaking Navratilova? What bullshit.

very true Czechfan.. :haha:

Calimero377
Oct 25th, 2005, 09:32 PM
Example # 1000598567 of Foolimero's biased, skewed stats twisted around making Graf look great.

He grabs out a *seemingly* random date - MAY 1989 to March 1990

why?

Because from the start of 1989, Martina's year looked like this:

1989


$200,000 New South Wales Womens Open
Sydney, Australia; Jan 9
1R bye
2R def. Andrea Temesvari (Hun) 6-2 6-4
3R def. Dinky Van Rensburg (SA) 6-0 6-3
QF def. Patty Fendick (US) 6-1 6-1
SF def. Hana Mandlikova (Aus) 6-3 6-2
F def. Catarina Lindqvist (Swe) 6-2 6-4

$937, 882 Ford Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia; Jan 16
1R def. Andrea Bentzer (FRG) 6-0 6-1
2R def. Jenny Byrne (Aus) 6-4 7-6
3R def. Jana Novotna (Tch) 6-2 6-2
4R def. Hana Mandlikova (Aus) 6-4 6-1
QF l/t. Helena Sukova (Tch) 2-6 6-3 7-9

$250,000 Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan; Jan 31
1R bye
2R def. Nana Miyagi (Jpn) 6-4 6-1
QF def. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (FRG) 6-2 6-2
SF def. Mary Joe Fernandez (US) 6-2 6-2
F def. Lori McNeil (US) 6-7 6-3 7-6

$250,000 Virginia Slims of California
Oakland, Calif., USA; Feb 20
1R def. Kathy Rinaldi (US) 6-1 6-2
2R def. Isabelle Demongeot (Fra) 6-3 6-1
QF def. Jenny Byrne (Aus) 6-1 6-4
SF l/t. Larisa Savchenko (USSR) 1-6 4-6

$300,000 Family Circle Magazine Cup
Hilton Head Island, S.C., USA; Apr 3
1R bye
2R def. Laura Gildemeister (Per) 6-4 4-6 6-0
3R def. Catarina Lindqvist (Swe) 6-4 6-2
QF def. Hana Mandlikova (Aus) 6-2 7-5
SF l/t. Natalia Zvereva (USSR) 2-6 6-3 1-6

$300,000 Bausch and Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, Fla., USA; Apr 10
1R bye
2R def. Michelle Torres (US) 6-2 6-0
3R def. Linda Ferrando (Ita) 6-1 6-1
QF def. Kathy Rinaldi (US) 6-1 6-4
SF l/t. Gabriela Sabatini (Arg) 3-6 2-6



It includes a whipping off Sabatini, losing to Larissa Savchenko in str8 sets, (the only time she did in 9 matches), a loss to Zvereva, and a loss to Sukova.

Peaking Navratilova? What bullshit.


Navi played 22 full seasons.
In 1989 she was 73-7 win/loss.

She only had FIVE better seasons.

Don't tell me that an all-time great's peak is less than 25 % of her career ....
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Calimero377
Oct 25th, 2005, 09:50 PM
...
86-87 are the years that Graf and Navratilova were BOTH playing closer to their peak levels. 89/90 is bullshit.


In 87 Navi won four tournaments, in 89 eight ...

Yes, in 86 Graf - aged 16 - was able to beat Navi in Berlin 6-2 6-3.
But she was not peak. She was a slender kid.

1989 was Navi's 6th-best year ever. Of 22 full seasons. That is peak in my book.

Farina Elia Fan
Oct 25th, 2005, 09:51 PM
God I was naive enough to think this thread was started for Silvia!


HOW STUPID

Calimero377
Oct 25th, 2005, 10:33 PM
God I was naive enough to think this thread was started for Silvia!


HOW STUPID


It WAS started for Silvia! I always loved her beautiful legs!

At about post #28 someone came up with Navratilova vs. Graf. It is always the same - some people take EVERY opportunity to tear down the Graf legacy. Even if we want to celebrate Silvia Farina Elia!

Silvia!
:hearts: :kiss: :worship:

:wavey:

hingis-seles
Oct 25th, 2005, 11:45 PM
When Silvia beat Monica in Fed Cup, it was because Monica's hands were covered in blisters. Seles refused to retire during the match, being the consumate professional that she is. Nor did she advertise her injuries unlike a certain Steffi Graf.

When Silvia beat Venus this year, Venus had blisters.

I love SFE. She was HOT! :drool:

selyoink
Oct 26th, 2005, 12:06 AM
Congrats on the great career Silvia. Have fun in retirement.

GoSandrine
Oct 26th, 2005, 03:59 AM
and I was here ;)

US Open (http://angelfire.com/space/wta/tur2001/usop339.htm) Sep 9 2001
1 M Matevzic (http://photo910.tripod.com/cgi-bin/wta.pl?p1=785) - S Farina Elia(16) 6-2 6-4 :eek: :sad:

Shocking upset. I was rooting for Silvia although I was leery about a possible Sandrine-Silvia third round matchup. :scared:

Roland Garros (http://angelfire.com/space/wta/tur2002/rola773.htm) June 9 2002
1 S Farina Elia(9) - E Bovina (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/bovi1209.htm)3-6 6-2 6-4 :D
2 S Farina Elia(9) - T Pisnik (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/pisn519.htm)7-6(6) 6-4 :kiss:
3 S Farina Elia(9) - T Tanasugarn (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/tana112.htm)(17)6-0 7-61 :cool:
4 M Pierce (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/pier54.htm)-WC - S Farina Elia(9)6-1 6-2 Didn't have tickets to Lengelen :sad:

My trip to Paris to see Sandrine's final French Open and I got to see Silvia impressively march to the Sweet 16 before falling to Mary. I love Silvia's game and on clay it really shines! :hearts: :D

US Open (http://angelfire.com/space/wta/tur2002/usop907.htm) Sep 8 2002
1 S Farina Elia(13) - B Rippner (http://photo910.tripod.com/cgi-bin/wta.pl?p1=376)-Q 6-1 6-4 ;)
2 S Farina Elia(13) - E Callens (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/call97.htm) 6-2 6-2 :)
3 S Farina Elia(13) - S Kuznetsova (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/kuzn1501.htm)-Q 6-2 6-3 :D
4 L Davenport (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/dave168.htm)(4) - S Farina Elia(13)6-3 6-1 Missed it! :o

US Open (http://angelfire.com/space/wta/tur2003/usop1274.htm) Sep 7 2003
1 S Farina Elia(20) - M Salerni (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/sale1401.htm)-Q 6-4 6-1 :kiss:
2 N Pratt (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/prat190.htm) - S Farina Elia(20)7-65 4-6 6-1 :sad:

US Open (http://angelfire.com/space2/wta2/tur2004/usop1694.htm) Sep 12 2004
1 S Farina Elia(19) - A Spears (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/spea813.htm)-Q 3-6 6-2 6-4 :scared: :D
2 S Farina Elia(19) - K Srebotnik (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/sreb671.htm) 6-2 6-1 :worship:
3 N Petrova (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/petr776.htm)(14) - S Farina Elia(19) 4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(3) :bigcry:

Actually missed the Petrova match on Grandstand. I was supposed to go but I had a very bad morning and wound up following the match on the IBM Scoreboard online instead of taking the trip to Flushing. One of my biggest regrets is I wasn't there to cheer Silvia on. She had a match point and I believe if I had gone my cheering would have helped send positive vibes and she would have won the match. :p :sobbing:

US Open (http://www.geocities.com/wtatur/tur2005/usop2148.htm) Sep 11 2005
1 L Granville (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/gran811.htm) - S Farina Elia(22) 6-2 6-1 :sad:

Laura was on fire but you could tell Silvia was not herself making uncharacteristic errors. She had an injury timeout early in the second set. :awww:

Love you Silvia :hearts: :hug:

Please come out of retirement and play next year! :bowdown: The tour won't be the same without you. :sad: :sad: :sad:

GoSandrine
Oct 29th, 2005, 10:20 AM
bump :)