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Monica_Rules
Jun 16th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Great to see her get a pretty comfortable win against a tricky opponent.

On grass she should take down Kerber, then the qualifying match should be easier. Don't want to get ahead of myself but things are looking good. I would like to see Naomi play US open quallies this year. She would need to qualify here at least to do that.

Slutiana
Jun 16th, 2009, 03:48 PM
:bowdown: Keep it up Naomi!

Jodie
Jun 16th, 2009, 03:56 PM
Well done! :yeah:

wales1994
Jun 16th, 2009, 04:07 PM
:woohoo: Come on Naomi :D!

Europe rocks
Jun 16th, 2009, 08:01 PM
Well done Naomi, Rika could have been a potential banana skin :)

Mforensic
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:31 AM
Nice to see naomi getting some good results. She usually shows her good form on the grass courts. Come on Naomi, take the next step towards qualifying!

Dawson.
Jun 17th, 2009, 02:30 PM
Cavaday def Kerber 6-0, 3-6, 7-5 :bounce:

That was painful score board viewing :sobbing: Seemed in complete control up until 6-0, 2-0, then it came more competitive. Impressive finish to the match though. Now qualify :yeah:

Joe.
Jun 17th, 2009, 04:22 PM
well done naomi :)

Slutiana
Jun 17th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Just glad she got through it. Hopefully it won't be a tough tomorrow!

Slutiana
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:46 AM
she saved a mp with a backhand volley. :tape:

Mforensic
Jun 18th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Bally bt Kerber last year in the first round of Wimby so I knew Cavaday could do it!

Dawson.
Jun 18th, 2009, 01:40 PM
Waiting for the Dent/Cuevas (:yawn:) to be over so I can follow Naomi's match on scoreboard. It'll probably go 5 sets :fiery:

Dawson.
Jun 18th, 2009, 03:37 PM
*sigh* Naomi lost 5-7, 2-6 to Manasieva :sad: I wasn't following the match closely, but I saw that she had her chances in the first and at the beginning of the second and didn't capitalise. Still a good run for her though, 50 juicy ranking points should put her up to around 250 again - onwards and upwards from here I suppose.

Slutiana
Jun 18th, 2009, 04:01 PM
Retire from life naomi, had BPs in about 6 games and the other ones she had 0-30 or 15-30. I hope shes pissed off right now, coz she should be. Too inconsistent. I knew this would happen.

jake270392
Jun 18th, 2009, 05:06 PM
On the bbc it says she might get lucky loser spot, does anyone know if this is true because I thought it was between the 4 highest ranked losers. And also does anyone know how many lucky loser spots are available.

smithy1976
Jun 18th, 2009, 05:06 PM
shame about the defeat.

how does it work with lucky loosers, would naomi have a chnace of that, is there any players likely to pull out through injury.

Europe rocks
Jun 18th, 2009, 07:46 PM
For Grand Slams, I think they do a 'lucky dip' for lucky losers, so all the girls who lost in the final round are put into a hat and then pulled out in order of going into the MD as a lucky loser.
Really gutted for Naomi, made a slow start and then really got into it, but just couldn't convert on the break points and Manasieva always ended up winning the tight games :sad:

Slutiana
Jun 18th, 2009, 08:07 PM
shame about the defeat.

how does it work with lucky loosers, would naomi have a chnace of that, is there any players likely to pull out through injury.
Petrova pulled out of Eastbourne injured. :shrug:

Europe rocks
Jun 18th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Nadia is always injured though!

NoChokes
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:16 AM
For Grand Slams, I think they do a 'lucky dip' for lucky losers, so all the girls who lost in the final round are put into a hat and then pulled out in order of going into the MD as a lucky loser.


At the French they took the top 4 highest ranked players who lost in the final round. We were following it closely because Katie and Bally were among that top four.

Maybe Wimbledon uses a different rule though.

serenus_2k8
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Yeh, I think its done diff at Wimb due to tradition, as several articles have stated that Naomi must now wait and hope for a LL spot, which could just be bad research, who knows.

Petrova will probs w/d

Europe rocks
Jun 21st, 2009, 07:56 PM
Should be back around the top 250 after Wimbledon

Slutiana
Jul 6th, 2009, 12:42 PM
:confused: Can't find her name on any entry list.

serenus_2k8
Jul 6th, 2009, 12:49 PM
:sobbing: Perhaps she is training?

Slutiana
Jul 26th, 2009, 07:51 PM
25k Almaty.

(6)Naomi Cavaday GBR v. (Q)Ana Batiri MDA
Ekaterine Gorgodze GEO v. (Q)Anastasiya Prenko TKM
Daria Kuchmina RUS v. (WC)Kamila Rafkat KAZ
(2)Nikola Hofmanova AUT v. Hae-Sung Kim KOR

GL!

serenus_2k8
Jul 27th, 2009, 09:51 AM
Seeded :) Yay. A QF would be nice, she isnt too far off the top 200, I want to see her climbing again! I think she has a few events schedule in the next few weeks, and I hope she can do some damage in US qualies! She is so talented that she shouldnt be down in 25ks atm but its good she is commiting. Its a fairly weak 25k and her draw is ok, so good luck :D

Joe.
Jul 27th, 2009, 11:05 AM
nika hofmanova in quarters:unsure:

jake270392
Jul 27th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Has she made cut for US open qualies then

Dawson.
Jul 27th, 2009, 01:27 PM
Has she made cut for US open qualies then

No she hasn't. The deadline for quales is next week and even if Naomi wins this title, her points won't be added until the following week. The cut off is normally around 220 at first, then it depends on withdrawals. I'd say she's about 30 on the ALT list at the minute.

Slutiana
Jul 27th, 2009, 07:39 PM
1r: Naomi CAVADAY (GBR) (6) defeated Ana BATIRI (MDA) 6-2 6-2

:D

Playing some random chick from Turkmeinstein or smth.

Europe rocks
Jul 27th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Good start Naomi, chance for lots of points over the next couple of weeks. Borat would be pleased :)

Slutiana
Aug 3rd, 2009, 02:15 PM
She lost in the QFs of that tournie to Hofmanova. :o


and now in a 50k Astana, also in KAZ.

Naomi Cavaday (GBR) d. Poojashree Venkatesha (IND) 61 60

Joe.
Aug 3rd, 2009, 03:16 PM
well done naomi:)
in a way not making us open qualifying could be a blessing in disguise. It means she can play the $100k Challenger in Bronx (the same week as new haven) which will probably have a very weak draw. Good chance to pick up some points :)

serenus_2k8
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Nice score, good win :) Tougher match next but she can do it

Europe rocks
Aug 4th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Comfy win for Naomi, keep it up :)

Mforensic
Aug 5th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Naomi lost in 3 sets.:sad:

Slutiana
Aug 20th, 2009, 01:00 AM
http://twitter.com/naomicavaday :D It looks like she'll be in the USO qualies after all, hopefully they gave her a WC!

Dawson.
Aug 20th, 2009, 01:11 AM
Interesting. She may be sticking around hoping to get in as an ALT though, she not definately in yet. Could be heading to New Haven though? :shrug: They gave her a QWC there a few years ago...

Edit - new haven isn't in New york, my geography is terrible :spit:

Slutiana
Aug 20th, 2009, 10:31 AM
Interesting. She may be sticking around hoping to get in as an ALT though, she not definately in yet. Could be heading to New Haven though? :shrug: They gave her a QWC there a few years ago...

Edit - new haven isn't in New york, my geography is terrible :spit:

:crying2:

My theory is that they gave her a QWC into the USO Qualies to return the favour to the UK after glatch was given a WC into wimbledon. Not one of the official agreements, but that wold be great. I don't know why sh would go there praying to get an ALT spot when there would still be numerous players ranked above her. And also, it would explain why she has only played 2 tournaments since wimbledon when she clearly stated that she wanted make the cut for the USO qualies. Maybe she already knew that she had a WC so focused on training p for it. :shrug: Cuz she's been in florida and probably in the bolletieri academy and that is also good at getting it's players WCs into US tournaments (MLDB) But anyway, we'll see. :rolls:

Slutiana
Aug 20th, 2009, 12:12 PM
naomicavadayso looking forward to new haven... would love it if the storms held off for just a few more hours so we can fly : )
3 minutes ago from web

Well you're right about new haven. :lol:

Joe.
Aug 20th, 2009, 07:39 PM
wow this is confusing :lol:
if she plays new haven doesnt that mean she cant play US Open qualifying?
omg wouldnt it be funny if she got a MD WC? :p

Slutiana
Aug 20th, 2009, 07:48 PM
She didn't get a QWC. :o They gave the British one to Laura. :weirdo::weirdo: Who has just been playing and losing in all these crappy clay court MM tournies in the 2QR this year.

And no, she would have been able to play both, but if she got far, she would have either had to tank/hope that she loses or just play on and skip the USO. :lol:

Joe.
Aug 21st, 2009, 06:20 AM
oh:(
well thats a bit shit :lol:
oh well...maybe she can win new haven now :lol::p

serenus_2k8
Aug 21st, 2009, 01:01 PM
Happy for Laura obviously though Naomi deserves to play too :(

Dawson.
Aug 21st, 2009, 04:45 PM
She isn't in New Haven Qualifying either :confused: Maybe she just makes stuff up and posts it on twitter to look cool :shrug:

serenus_2k8
Aug 21st, 2009, 04:52 PM
She said she was going there, but the cutoff was much too high for her rank so I dont think she ever intended to play. She has been practising at Bolleteri's so perhaps the USTA have granted her a shock MDWC which is the only way she could ever believe she would play

wales1994
Aug 21st, 2009, 08:23 PM
^^ all WC's have been given out i thought :confused:?

Slutiana
Aug 21st, 2009, 10:08 PM
Why the hell would she waste money going to these places when it's likely she wont play? :lol::help:

Dawson.
Aug 21st, 2009, 10:48 PM
If it was actually her money, she'd probably think twice :lol:

Slutiana
Aug 21st, 2009, 10:55 PM
:bigcry: good point.

Slutiana
Aug 22nd, 2009, 01:37 AM
Her coach is on twitter too.

"We'll train here for the weekend then head down to New York. She's still 14 out of q's but I think she'll get in.
about 4 hours ago"

serenus_2k8
Aug 22nd, 2009, 09:30 AM
I hope she does get in :unsure: That would give us 6 Brits in qualies.

Mforensic
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:07 PM
I think she has a shot with some of the players at the Bronx and New Haven.

Dawson.
Aug 24th, 2009, 10:12 PM
Naomi's twitter updates:

"so gutted I didn't get in today..."

"The consolation is that X Factor has started! I don't know how I got through the last few months since Britains Got Talent finished."

What else can you do but laugh? :lol:

Hard luck Naomi, but maybe this scheduling choice will open her eyes a little bit and motivate her further.

serenus_2k8
Aug 24th, 2009, 10:51 PM
What a bollucks waste of time!! She should aim for AO qualies now and get back to the 25ks, 50ks etc.

Slutiana
Aug 24th, 2009, 11:06 PM
Yeah. :help: Such a waste of time. She has no one to blame but herself - she only started competing after the cutoff date. :lol: no points to defend for a long time though so onwards and upwards. She really should've played bronx. :o

Dawson.
Aug 25th, 2009, 12:17 AM
She would have got into Bronx as the last DA too! :sobbing: It's a pretty strong field but if she drew a wild card, theres 20 easy points right there! Bad choice Naomi :( *smack*

Joe.
Aug 25th, 2009, 07:21 AM
naomis a retard:weirdo: :lol:

serenus_2k8
Aug 25th, 2009, 11:36 AM
She was just over ambitious, lets not get too upset here. She will learn for the future, Im confident she will get into the AO qualies comfortably - back where she should be! Will be nice to get 6 Brits consistantly in slams off their own merit.

Europe rocks
Aug 25th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Well in the men's qualifying draw there have been some pretty low ranked guys get in, so maybe Naomi was hoping something similar would happen in the women's. Wasn't the qual cut off for the Aussie Open a couple of years ago somewhere in the 300's?

serenus_2k8
Aug 25th, 2009, 09:08 PM
Yeah the mens cut off is often lower than the womens though, she should have known that. Lets hope she gets herself signed in to some events and earns some points. Any idea where she will be next?

Joe.
Aug 26th, 2009, 09:11 AM
i think the mens draw is bigger:)

Europe rocks
Aug 26th, 2009, 07:03 PM
No, the US Open qualifying draw is the same for the men and the women - 128 draw with 16 qualifiers. Aussie Open, French Open and Wimbledon have a 96 draw with 12 qualifiers for the women ;)

Monica_Rules
Aug 28th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Well Naomi should aim to be top 200 by the end of the year and Aus open quallies will be a cert. Then the bigger points should roll in.

serenus_2k8
Aug 28th, 2009, 05:00 PM
Yeh, we know she has the game, she just needs to sit tight. All points til the end of the year are a total bonus though.

jake270392
Sep 9th, 2009, 12:41 PM
Naomi is playing one of the Aegon British Tour events this week. A bit of a strange choice considering the competition is not great and she wont exactly gain anything from the tournament rather than match practice.

Slutiana
Sep 9th, 2009, 02:36 PM
I think she wanted to stay in the UK to do that Adidas challenge thing. Maybe she just wants to try a few new things out. But her scheduling has been very weird recently.

serenus_2k8
Sep 9th, 2009, 06:08 PM
She probs just needs the match practice tbh. She might have had a JJ moment and wanted to play rather than practice.

She will probs be in Shrewsbury then I guess.

Joe.
Sep 10th, 2009, 07:11 PM
naomi why are u playing this ? :weirdo:

serenus_2k8
Sep 11th, 2009, 01:03 AM
Im excited to see Naomi back! She does well in the UK too. Nothing to defend is just :drool: Really she should play the Aussie events.

jake270392
Sep 11th, 2009, 02:39 PM
I know there are some big ITF tournaments coming up in the UK, but looking at the player lists for some of the WTA tour events, alot would have made main draw and qualifying with ease.

Slutiana
Oct 7th, 2009, 09:32 PM
Naomi Cavaday def. Laura Robson 6-4 7-6 :bowdown:

WIMBY
Oct 7th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Well done Naomi :)

Mforensic
Oct 29th, 2009, 04:14 PM
Naomi into round 2 in 25K Istanbul!

Slutiana
Nov 3rd, 2009, 02:09 PM
She keeps on losing in 2R of her tournies. :tape: She needs to go to Australia or India ust so she can get back into the habit of winning.

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 30th, 2009, 09:07 PM
on her twitter, it says she is in singapore.

what tournament is she playing??

Dawson.
Dec 30th, 2009, 09:09 PM
She's heading over to Oz. Singapore is just a stop over.

serenus_2k8
Dec 31st, 2009, 12:08 AM
She was 2 out of qualies in Brisbane :unsure: Please squeeze in.

serenus_2k8
Dec 31st, 2009, 01:43 PM
She made it in :woohoo:

Plays #2 Yung-Jan Chan at about 4AM in the morning...im excited but dissapointed by time difference haha. Best of luck to Naomi though, lets hope her new found commitment takes her up to where her potential deserves to be!

Slutiana
Dec 31st, 2009, 03:23 PM
Yep, i'm really excited for this year. Could be a huge year for Naomi. Good luck!

Joe.
Jan 1st, 2010, 10:07 AM
Naomi lost 2-6 6-0 6-2 :(
i wonder what happened after the first set :(

serenus_2k8
Jan 1st, 2010, 10:15 AM
Perhaps shes not used to the heat or Chan just raised her level. Still the first set shows promise, she just needs to maintain that level across 2 sets not 1 :(

WIMBY
Jan 2nd, 2010, 01:07 AM
Hard luck Naomi :sad:

WIMBY
Jan 13th, 2010, 07:33 PM
Good luck Naomi :)

Joe.
Jan 13th, 2010, 07:34 PM
such a bad draw though :(

NoChokes
Jan 13th, 2010, 10:17 PM
One match at a time though. Big Brucie Bonus points for just one win, so lets think about that first.

Osomec
Jan 14th, 2010, 03:15 AM
She won 3-6, 7-7, 6-3.

Collect 40 ranking points and move on to round 2.

Dawson.
Jan 14th, 2010, 03:19 AM
I thought she was a goner after failing to serve out the second set twice. Nice fight Naomi! :yeah:

40 juicy ranking points :lick:

Mforensic
Jan 14th, 2010, 04:19 PM
naomi is the one who is either going to be the one with scary matches this (meaning very up and down). She'll be the one to watch for getting inside the top 120.

Europe rocks
Jan 14th, 2010, 07:47 PM
Well done Naomi :) Best of luck against Yanina, just go for it!

Slutiana
Jan 14th, 2010, 09:07 PM
naomi is the one who is either going to be the one with scary matches this (meaning very up and down). She'll be the one to watch for getting inside the top 120.
Yeah, but I think once she gets into a rhythm then she can be great. :D

Jodie
Jan 14th, 2010, 09:09 PM
:yeah:

Good luck vs Yanina..!

Kevin.
Jan 15th, 2010, 02:38 AM
she lost 6-0,6-1. someone in GM said she said some comments before her match against Yanina. what were they?

Slutiana
Jan 15th, 2010, 09:45 AM
she lost 6-0,6-1. someone in GM said she said some comments before her match against Yanina. what were they?
She said something like she has nothing to lose and all the pressure is on Yanina and that she was gonna try to make life difficult with her being a lefty. It just got completely blown out of proportion. :help:

Anyway, it's the first time Naomi has played a player of this calibur since the virus so small steps. But she goes up to around her career high so hopefully she can continue to rise!

Dawson.
Jan 15th, 2010, 05:01 PM
The thread in GM is hilariously stupid :rolls:

spiceboy
Jan 29th, 2010, 11:26 AM
Naomi in Melbourne

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs196.snc3/20362_440243795181_840665181_10922844_4095478_n.jp g (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=10923254&id=840665181)

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs176.snc3/20362_440243785181_840665181_10922843_3009521_n.jp g (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=10923254&id=840665181)

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs196.snc3/20362_440243805181_840665181_10922845_3748774_n.jp g (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=10923254&id=840665181)

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs196.snc3/20362_440243825181_840665181_10922847_1467892_n.jp g (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=10923254&id=840665181)

Joe.
Jan 31st, 2010, 08:52 AM
she looks a lot older in those pictures..

Dawson.
May 2nd, 2010, 01:06 PM
No thread bump?!

$25k Brescia
R1 def. Frlicka 6-0, 6-0
R2 def. Arruabarrena 6-1, 6-4
QF def. Remondina 6-4, 6-4
SF def. Foretz 6-1, 6-4
F def. Hlavackova 6-2, 6-4 :worship:

Doubles w/ Pivovarova
R1 def. Barbieri/Grymalska 6-1, 6-1
QF def. Dolehide/Sibille 4-6, 7-6 (2), [10-5]
SF def. Han/Zhou 7-5, 6-3
F def. Kuryanovic/Savinykh 6-3, 6-7 (5), [10-8] :worship:

It's pretty much Naomi's most successful week of her entire career, and it's on clay :speakles:

Slutiana
May 2nd, 2010, 01:12 PM
I really hope this is the start of something great for her. She's so talented, she needs to start working her way towards the top 150 and 100. New career high for her now at around 170. :D


She's at another Italian 25k next week, hopefully she will have similar success there.

serenus_2k8
May 2nd, 2010, 02:20 PM
Didnt see this coming at all. Thought even fulfilling her seeding would be nice! She had a lot of junior success on clay so this is awesome to show she still has it!

Didnt lose a set, in fact was barely pushed judging by the scores. Performance worthy of a higher ranking for sure.

WIMBY
May 2nd, 2010, 06:30 PM
Well done :bounce:

pesto
May 2nd, 2010, 10:02 PM
Great week for her - hope she takes confidence from it.

serenus_2k8
May 2nd, 2010, 10:08 PM
(7)Naomi Cavaday (GBR) v Julia Mayr (ITA)
(Q)Evelyn Mayr (ITA) v Julia Beygelzimer (UKR)

Ksenia Palkina (KGZ) v (Q)Anna-Giulia Remondina (ITA)
(2)Rebecca Marino v (wc)Valentine Confalonieri (ITA)

franzit
May 12th, 2010, 09:24 PM
hi ! you can watch a video from ITF Caserta at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4y4MBRGd5Y it includes hightlights from her first round and a long post match interview

Mforensic
May 12th, 2010, 10:41 PM
Thanks

coyets
May 13th, 2010, 08:11 AM
Thank you, franzit!

Joe.
May 13th, 2010, 03:24 PM
Thanks:D I just realised she hits her forehand a lot like Kuznetsova!

Slutiana
May 14th, 2010, 05:57 PM
Her strokes are so attractive and nice to watch. :inlove: That's why I love her.

Anyway she's off to Stratsbourg in the qualies and then the French:

(4)FERGUSON, Sophie AUS v PALKINA, Ksenia KGZ
EVTIMOVA, Dia BUL v (WC)LECHEMIA, Elixane FRA
FEDOSSOVA, Yulia FRA v (WC)CHAN, Hao-Ching TPE
(WC)CHALA, Cindy FRA v (5)CAVADAY, Naomi GBR

That's doable.

Joe.
May 14th, 2010, 06:19 PM
OMG nooooo. :sad: Cindy and Naomi WOULD have to play eachother in R1 wouldn't they. :( That shuckss, my two faves in the whole Q draw face in R1. :o

Joe.
May 18th, 2010, 07:52 PM
RG Q-Draw is out! Thing is, its a bad one for Naomi....

She plays Beatriz Garcia-Vidagany in R1 who beat Kim Clijsters in Marbella. :unsure:
However, if she can get through that match she WOULD have a decent chance of making MD. If she were to win R1 this is what her matches would probably look like:

R2- Zhang
R3- Yakimova

Good Luck Naomi! :D

Joe.
May 20th, 2010, 05:56 PM
Lost in straight sets in R1. :rolleyes:

Joe.
Jun 4th, 2010, 08:28 PM
Plays Bratchikova in Birmingham QR1. Im expecting her to qualify as her draw here is very easy. :p

Jodie
Jun 5th, 2010, 08:40 AM
Good luck Naomi! :hug:

Dawson.
Jun 6th, 2010, 06:35 PM
A few pics from Nottingham I took. Her size is not really reflected in these photos but I assure you that she needs to slim down if she's ever to be a top 100 player.

http://i48.tinypic.com/e9f79j.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/2r583k2.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/ea1edw.jpg


In other news, she lost to Karatancheva in Birmingham today 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (4) :(

pesto
Jun 6th, 2010, 06:45 PM
She should take a leaf out of Baltacha's book, who always looked a little stocky, but looks like she's trimmed down dramatically and is getting great results on court.

I know Bally had a lot of other physical and medical issues to deal with.

Dawson.
Jun 6th, 2010, 06:59 PM
I couldn't agree more. The spare tyre she carried around for years seemed to hold her back from ever reaching top 100 (as well as all the injuries, of course). Surely it's no coincidence that now that its gone she's finally broke that barrier. Even O'Brien maximised her potential brilliantly thanks to great conditioning.

Slutiana
Jun 6th, 2010, 07:03 PM
I saw her at Wimbledon last year and she seemed to have slimmed down a little, now it has all piled back on and more. :help:

Mforensic
Jun 6th, 2010, 07:36 PM
Cavaday was up 4-1 in the Tb. She should have had this!:fiery:

jake270392
Jun 15th, 2010, 04:24 PM
Won today 6-2 3-6 6-3, she should be able to qualify with ease now considering Maria Elena Camerin has been put into Main Draw, so there isn't no one there to harm her chances but you never know with her.

Joe.
Jun 15th, 2010, 05:38 PM
Nice fight from Cavs, hopefully she'll qualify. :)

Dawson.
Jun 15th, 2010, 07:46 PM
3 sets :unsure: but well done Cav. Good luck tomorrow :yeah:

pesto
Jun 16th, 2010, 10:55 AM
I saw some of the third set. To be honest, she didn't look as chunky as I'd imagined from pics.

She was clearly playing a lot better than her opponent at this point, especially her serve, but seemed a bit anxious and unconfident.

serenus_2k8
Jun 16th, 2010, 11:07 AM
Her opponent beat her recently so it must have been that making her nervous.

On the other hand she beat her next opponent in straight this year and that was on clay, so she must be confident.

pesto
Jun 16th, 2010, 12:55 PM
Famous last words.

serenus_2k8
Jun 16th, 2010, 10:35 PM
Ouch.

WIMBY
Sep 1st, 2010, 06:32 PM
Good luck in Australia Naomi :)

serenus_2k8
Sep 1st, 2010, 06:51 PM
Is she doing the weak 25k stint?

WIMBY
Sep 4th, 2010, 10:30 PM
In Cairns with Mel and Eli :)

Mforensic
Sep 18th, 2010, 10:23 PM
Naomi is into the finals against Olivia R. at the 25K in Darwin!

WIMBY
Sep 18th, 2010, 11:11 PM
Good luck Naomi :)

coyets
Nov 12th, 2010, 08:39 AM
Naomi Cavaday has reached the semi-final in Minsk, but she had a tough match against top-seeded Evgeniya Rodina in the quarter-final (7-5, 7-6), whereas her opponent in the semi-final, Lesya Tsurenko, had a bit of a rest, winning the only set 6-1 before Yulia Beygelzimer retired.

Joe.
Nov 13th, 2010, 03:45 PM
Wow, haven't heard this name in a while! Good to see her in the latter stages of an event; hopefully she can end the year with a win. :yeah:

Joe.
Nov 13th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Just checked and she lost 3 and 2 to Tsurenko. :sad: Still a good week though..

coyets
Nov 15th, 2010, 08:20 AM
Just checked and she lost 3 and 2 to Tsurenko. :sad: Still a good week though..

Yes. That was a good result, and it was a shame it was not an even better result!

Embittered
Feb 15th, 2011, 11:17 PM
Google alerts threw up this for Naomi Cavaday yesterday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyDQ5zXtW-I

*hingis_forever*
Feb 16th, 2011, 01:53 AM
Google alerts threw up this for Naomi Cavaday yesterday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyDQ5zXtW-I
WTF did I just listen to? :haha:

pesto
Mar 18th, 2011, 11:15 AM
Does anybody know if Naomi is injured? She doesn't seem to have played any tournaments so far this year.

Mforensic
Apr 16th, 2011, 05:42 PM
It appears she may be thinking of leaving the game.

Bennguin1491
Apr 29th, 2011, 03:46 PM
It's official.

http://www.lta.org.uk/News/2011/April/2011-04-25/Naomi-Cavaday-Announcement/

pesto
Apr 29th, 2011, 05:56 PM
What a shame. Good luck to her in her new career.

LegionArgentina
May 19th, 2011, 01:23 PM
I have the Q list from Birmingham and she is in the list.

coyets
May 19th, 2011, 04:19 PM
Is this a comeback?

Embittered
Jun 19th, 2011, 09:44 PM
http://twitter.com/#!/naomicavaday/status/82558920580808704

My news is that I am the new Head of Girl's and Women's Tennis at Bromley Tennis Academy High Performance Centre!!!

Is there only one girl in Bromley, then?

Embittered
Aug 4th, 2012, 05:58 PM
@naomicavaday

I will be on the Lorraine Kelly Show (http://www.itv.com/lorraine/) on Tuesday morning... tune in! x

Alas, I won't be able to watch it myself. I might watch it on ITV Player.

Embittered
Aug 7th, 2012, 09:21 PM
For UK users, the Cav segment is from about 12:02 for 6 or so minutes at http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/video/?Filter=322821. Seemed even shorter, actually. Naomi didn't say much, but looked well.

Joe.
Aug 8th, 2012, 10:38 PM
Aww, it's great to see her doing well :)

Embittered
Oct 8th, 2012, 07:37 PM
I overlooked this tweet at the time. Naomi has moved on from Bromley.

‏@naomicavaday (https://twitter.com/naomicavaday/status/240538820565676032)

I am so enjoying my new job at Northwood... I love coaching tennis!! : )

Embittered
Jun 5th, 2014, 03:36 PM
Broke off from going through the Sharm entry list to watch a bit of tennis.

Naomi is on the entry list for Sharm 10K 23 June. (I find the lack of national ranking interesting, but I won't bore you with speculation about the effect of the rules and regulations.)

Katy Dunne has withdrawn, so I expect Naomi will too, unless there's another JTC player there I haven't spotted.

EDIT: also in the Amarante list, so maybe she really is coming back.

Embittered
Jun 7th, 2014, 07:45 PM
Has taken a qualie wild card into Nottingham 50K.

Dawson.
Jun 7th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Wow I was surprised to see her take a QWC in Nottingham but on a $10k list as well? Encouraging signs :)

toddsw33ney
Jun 8th, 2014, 03:05 AM
is this just a one off??? has she been training ??? or is this full scale

Losing Streak
Jun 8th, 2014, 09:42 PM
:eek: Intrigating.

Joe.
Jun 8th, 2014, 09:48 PM
def. Arina Rodionova #240 6-1 2-6 4-1 ret.

She plays Ons Jabeur next which will be a real indication of where she's at.

I can't believe she's back? So random! :lol:

cwej
Jun 9th, 2014, 12:25 AM
Currently 1 set all against Jabeur: 6-3 0-6 1-3 (30-30), a break down in the 3rd.

Even if she doesn't win this match against Jabeur, that is a great start already, getting to that level with 2 top 250 players in a first week back… :o

Joe.
Jun 9th, 2014, 04:07 PM
Why did she retire in the first place? :sobbing: Jabeur is a really good player and for Naomi to come back after years off and push her to three sets is quite sad really....

Embittered
Jun 9th, 2014, 06:07 PM
Why did she retire in the first place? :sobbing: Jabeur is a really good player and for Naomi to come back after years off and push her to three sets is quite sad really....
See post 639.

EDIT: When you assume... LTA have broken that link. Here's one that's still up: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-1381971/Naomi-Cavaday-retires-professional-tennis.html

Joe.
Jun 9th, 2014, 06:17 PM
Is it bad of me to say....I wouldn't be surprised if she gets a Wimby WC? :lol:

Embittered
Jun 9th, 2014, 06:28 PM
Is it bad of me to say....I wouldn't be surprised if she gets a Wimby WC? :lol:I'd say that if she gets a wild card to the wild card play-off, that's more than enough.

pesto
Jun 9th, 2014, 08:54 PM
It'd be a bit of a kick in the teeth to the other hopefuls if she got a direct WC.

Certainly, I'd allow her into the play-offs, and if she's currently good enough, she'll be able to prove it.

Bennguin1491
Jun 10th, 2014, 03:01 AM
When is the WC playoff? :unsure:

nimble kitty
Jun 10th, 2014, 02:29 PM
When is the WC playoff? :unsure:

Thursday and Friday.

*O.R*
Jun 10th, 2014, 11:39 PM
Can't believe Naomi is back! :eek: Great to see! :)

pesto
Jun 11th, 2014, 06:15 PM
She's in the WC play-off draw:

http://www.lta.org.uk/NewWebsite/LTA/Documents/Fans%20News%20and%20Major%20Events/Results/2014/LTA%20Wimbledon%20Wild%20Card%20Play%20Offs/Women%27s%20singles%20main%20draw.pdf

Joe.
Jun 11th, 2014, 09:21 PM
If she beats Dart, I have no doubt she'll go on to get a QWC.

I'm assuming the final 4 will all receive WCS? Seeing as only 3 have been confirmed.

Embittered
Jun 30th, 2014, 11:10 AM
FWIW, Fran Stephenson tweeted a picture of the Cumberland team that won one of the play-offs (http://lta.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/teammatch.aspx?id=F2F0159F-2E3C-4204-A3C4-DF5A05FCF41E&match=1166) to compete in the NTC finals.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BrUkjDjIcAAPb_m.jpg (https://twitter.com/fran_stephenson/status/483332720186388480/photo/1)

Here's one from a year ago: http://www.lta.org.uk/players-parents/Competition/Aegon-team-tennis/Blogs/2013/Week-7--Cumberland-LTC-National-Open-Women/, so perhaps there's no particular indication that Naomi is in training as she didn't look very different. Still, by a process of elimination, it does let me draw the conclusion that the leftmost person in Fran's photo is Frances Hendry.

toddsw33ney
Jul 4th, 2014, 03:04 PM
is she still playing the itf tournaments ?

pesto
Jul 4th, 2014, 09:01 PM
I think her wild card entry to Nottingham was her only tournament on her comeback so far.

She has no ranking, so I suppose we are just waiting to see if she is actually going to attempt a comeback, or if this was just an exploratory attempt. I guess it tells us that she has been considering it, at least.

Unless anyone here has any more information?

Losing Streak
Jul 4th, 2014, 11:07 PM
Did she lose in the Wimbly WC play-off? I suppose so, otherwise I'd heard about it.

Really hope she comes back, her 2 matches in Nottingham were really promising, after not competing for so long.

pesto
Jul 4th, 2014, 11:22 PM
Yeah, she lost 6-3, 6-0 to Harriet Dart in R1 of the play-offs.

Losing Streak
Jul 4th, 2014, 11:49 PM
Yeah, she lost 6-3, 6-0 to Harriet Dart in R1 of the play-offs.

Oh, that's quite bad. :tears: Though Dart seems decently promising.

Anyways. Waiting and seeing.

toddsw33ney
Jul 5th, 2014, 12:33 PM
i swear she is down for another itf event i read it somewhere on these threads

Embittered
Jul 5th, 2014, 12:56 PM
i swear she is down for another itf event i read it somewhere on these threadsShe's entered several and is still on some entry lists, but she hasn't shown up at one yet. (The one she did show up at, she got in by wild card without entering it.)

toddsw33ney
Jul 5th, 2014, 02:42 PM
She's entered several and is still on some entry lists, but she hasn't shown up at one yet. (The one she did show up at, she got in by wild card without entering it.)

any idea where?

Embittered
Jul 5th, 2014, 02:51 PM
any idea where?

You can look them up yourself here: http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/women%27s-calendar.aspx;).

She was priority 1 for Sharm Monday week but withdrew. She's still in the entry list for Sharm 21 Jul, priority 3. Which means if you go through all the entry lists, you'll find two tournaments which she would prefer to play. (You can initially enter up to 6(?) tournaments in a week.)

However, there's a pattern here, so it seems likely she'll withdraw from them all again. Withdrawal deadline is Tuesday. Small fines apply to withdrawals after the deadline. On the other hand, I haven't checked that she has withdrawn from all events on 14 Jul, just looked at Sharm 'cause I remembered she'd entered it.