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jamatthews
Nov 23rd, 2005, 02:05 PM
This impressive 16 year old won her 1st ITF title in Pune recently, after coming through qualifying...

She's playing in the 10K in Sunderland this week, and with a 7-5 3-6 6-1 win over Anna Fitzpatrick, she will get her 1st ranking... :bounce: :worship:

Next up either #1 seed Ruutel or Kirsty Woolley...

EDIT: Now turned 17 and still impressing... :worship:

Ballbasher
Nov 23rd, 2005, 02:38 PM
Naomi :yeah:

*hingis_forever*
Nov 23rd, 2005, 03:43 PM
Go Naomi! She might have a decent shot at beating Ruutel if she's still feeling confident. Go Naomi! :bounce:

Ballbasher
Nov 24th, 2005, 02:57 PM
Naomi lost to Margit 7:6(7),3:6,6:7(3)

*hingis_forever*
Nov 24th, 2005, 03:35 PM
:sad: Great try Naomi! :D

jamatthews
Nov 26th, 2005, 03:05 PM
So close Naomi. I got the feeling if she could have scraped that match, she might have won 2 titles in a row... :sad:

Ballbasher
Nov 27th, 2005, 08:01 AM
What´s her next tourney?

jamatthews
Dec 20th, 2005, 08:16 PM
What´s her next tourney?

She's on the list for Tipton in January, and will presumably play Hull and Jersey straight after that...

Ballbasher
Dec 20th, 2005, 08:18 PM
thanx :yeah:

jamatthews
Jan 13th, 2006, 06:19 PM
She's in the final of a British Tour event in Sheffield, where she'll play Michaela Ince. Sounds like good preparation for the chllengers over the next few weeks.

*hingis_forever*
Jan 13th, 2006, 10:47 PM
Naomi has really been impressive lately. I think with good scheduling she could end the year in the top 300-350! :D

jamatthews
Jan 14th, 2006, 01:11 PM
She actually played Lindsay Cox in the final (rank 785) and beat her 5-7 6-3 6-4

*hingis_forever*
Jan 17th, 2006, 12:50 AM
Naomi is in the final round of qualifying at the $10K Tipton after beating Deborah Armstrong 61 76. She plays Linda Smolenakova for a spot in the main draw. Go Naomi! :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Jan 17th, 2006, 06:29 PM
She beat Smolenakova 60 63 for a spot in the main draw. She is in Paula Zabala and Justine Ozga's quarter and the top half! Go Naomi! :bounce:

jamatthews
Jan 17th, 2006, 07:19 PM
Her draw looks good, I think she can make the final...

Ballbasher
Jan 17th, 2006, 07:48 PM
good luck Naomi :D

Ballbasher
Jan 18th, 2006, 04:40 PM
Naomi beat Tuohimaa 6-7[6] 7-6[4] 6-2 very close but well done :D

*hingis_forever*
Jan 18th, 2006, 06:32 PM
Great fight Naomi! Keep it up! :bounce:

jamatthews
Jan 19th, 2006, 06:21 PM
Naomi Cavaday (Gbr) bt Lindsay Cox (Gbr) 6-1 4-6 6-2

Slightly more comfortable this time, good work Naomi.

Next up Piia Suomalainen.

*hingis_forever*
Jan 19th, 2006, 10:34 PM
Good win Naomi! Keep this incredible form up! :bounce:

jamatthews
Jan 20th, 2006, 01:40 PM
Virginie Pichet (Fra) bt Debbrich Feys (Bel) 6-2 6-1
Naomi Cavaday (Gbr) bt Piia Suomalainen (Fin) 6-3 6-1

Tough semi-final for Naomi, but it would be a great win for her if she could get it...she pushed in form Ruutel very close last year and hopefully she will have improved with experience/training over Christmas.

Ballbasher
Jan 20th, 2006, 01:40 PM
Naomi :worship:

*hingis_forever*
Jan 20th, 2006, 10:51 PM
Go Naomi! Get your firsat top 300 win! :D

*hingis_forever*
Jan 21st, 2006, 06:33 PM
Naomi lost 26 63 62! :sad:
Great effort though against a top 250 player! You'll be winning these matches sooner rather than later! :)

*hingis_forever*
Jan 25th, 2006, 02:06 AM
Naomi has qualified for the Hull $10K and this is her draw:

(1) q Katie O´BRIEN GBR vs Eva PERA NED
q Kirsty WOOLLEY GBR vs Katie RUCKERT USA
Irena PAVLOVIC FRA vs Davinia LOBBINGER BEL
(8) Biliana PAVLOVA BUL vs q Ekatarina DRANETS RUS
(4) Claire PETERZAN GBR vs Anett KAASIK EST
q Susanna LINGMAN USA vs WC Claire RICKETTS GBR
Giorgia MORTELLO ITA vs WC Nadia LEE GBR
(6) Kelly DE BEER NED vs q Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN
(5) Paula ZABALA ALVAREZ COL vs Lindsay COX GBR
q Naomi CAVADAY GBR vs Melissa BERRY GBR
LL Chrissie SEREDNI USA vs Rachael DILLON IRL
(3) Karen PATERSON GBR vs Rebecca DANDENIYA GBR
(7) Andrea POPOVIC SCG vs Tessy VAN DE VEN NED
Rebecca FONG GBR vs Sarah COLES GBR
Karina ILDOR JACOBSGAARD DEN vs q Alexandra KARAVAEVA RUS
(2) Melanie SOUTH GBR vs q Julia BONE GBR

*hingis_forever*
Feb 1st, 2006, 12:51 AM
Naomi has a tough draw at the $25K Jersey drawing Anne Keothavong in the first round. I love them both so I can't cheer for either one but it should be a great match!

*hingis_forever*
Mar 8th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Nami is in the $10K Sunderland after qualifying she beat 5th seed Sarah Raab. In the next round she will face the winner of Lindsay Cox and Joanna Craven! Should be able to reach the quarterfinals and probably more afterward. Go Naomi! :bounce:

jamatthews
Mar 8th, 2006, 04:16 PM
Great win for Naomi...she now faces Lindsay who she's beaten twice in 3 sets this year already. Should be tough, although I think it may be straight sets this time...

Monica_Rules
Mar 8th, 2006, 08:36 PM
Can't believe these 2 are meeting again.

Good luck Naomi.

*hingis_forever*
Mar 9th, 2006, 02:02 PM
Well jamatthews, you were right. Naomi won 75 62. She plays Nadja Roma next. That's a toughie but Naomi should be able to do it! :D

*hingis_forever*
Mar 10th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Naomi won 63 64! Great job Naomi. I thought it would be tough but you were tougher! Good luck in the semis! :bounce:

Grachka
Mar 11th, 2006, 09:48 AM
Well done Naomi! :bounce:

She is impressing me this year, consistently beating higher ranked players easily and impressing against the big guns. Good signs! :D

jamatthews
Mar 11th, 2006, 02:59 PM
Naomi faces Widmer in the final after defeating Mraz 6-0 6-3. :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Mar 15th, 2006, 03:57 AM
Naomi faces Ria Doernemmon (sp?) in the $10K Sheffield first round. She is in the same quarter as Sarah Borwell and Amanda Janes, now Keen. That's a tough section for them and for me personally as I want to see Naomi continue her great form but I want Amanda especially to have a good run! Go Naomi! :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Mar 15th, 2006, 04:55 PM
Naomi won 62 61. She plays Rachel Dillon next.

jamatthews
Mar 15th, 2006, 04:59 PM
Maybe it's a bit early, but Sarah B has admitted to having trouble with lefties, so I like Naomi's chances of a 2nd final.

Monica_Rules
Mar 16th, 2006, 12:14 PM
I think she'll beat Dillon. Her match vs Sarah B should be an interesting one if she gets there.

*hingis_forever*
Mar 16th, 2006, 04:11 PM
Naomi's through to play Sarah in the quarters after beating Dillon 57 62 61! Should be a great match between the two! :D

jamatthews
Mar 17th, 2006, 12:53 PM
Naomi had to play 3 matches yesterday...I wonder if that will harm her chances against Sarah.

On the plus side she'll get her 1st doubles ranking after reaching a SF and 2 QFs at 10K level.

jamatthews
Mar 20th, 2006, 01:01 PM
Sarah Borwell's views on Naomi...

"By changing the game plan I had used against Cavaday, I managed to maximise my strengths and keep the ball away from my weaknesses. Playing Cavaday was always going to be tough. She has had some amazing weeks, one of the best juniors I think Great Britain has right now and certainly one to pin our hopes on in the future. She has a great serve, an aggressive game and the ability to get to the net to finish the point off. I think a little more experience and more matches at a higher level will see her game become more dominating and complete! For me it was a huge win, regardless of the age or ranking gap, I was happy to get through it."

Legolas_111
Mar 20th, 2006, 07:12 PM
Is she right handed or left handed?

jamatthews
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:22 PM
Naomi is a Leftie...

Naomi's next tournament is scheduled to be the 1st 10K event in Bath, although she's pulled out of the 2nd 10K event in Bath the following week so she may yet pull out of the 1st too...

Ballbasher
Apr 13th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Naomi performs well in a Junior tourney this week ;) :D

*hingis_forever*
Apr 14th, 2006, 02:21 PM
She's in the final of the French Riviera Grade 2 junior tournament after thrashing Ksenia Lykina 60 61 in the semis. She has a very tough match against Tamira Paszek tomorrow. Good luck Naomi! :bounce:

Monica_Rules
Apr 14th, 2006, 03:55 PM
Great tournament for her. Will be interesting to see how she does at junior wimbledon this year as she will surly get a WC into it.

*hingis_forever*
Apr 20th, 2006, 04:56 PM
She's in the quarterfinal of the next grade 2 in France after defeating number 6 seed Anastasia Poltoratskaya 63 60. She plays Maria Malkhasyan in the next round who beat Dominice Rippoll. Go Naomi! :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Apr 21st, 2006, 01:56 PM
She's in the semis after beating Malkhasyan 75 61. She plays the winner of Michaela Ince and Stephanie Vogt. Go Naomi! :yeah:

*hingis_forever*
Apr 23rd, 2006, 05:44 PM
Naomi beat Michaela Ince 62 62 in the semis and is playing Arina Rodionova in the final! Go Naomi! :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Apr 23rd, 2006, 06:54 PM
Naomi won the final 62 76! :yeah: Great couple of weeks for Naomi! :D

Monica_Rules
Apr 23rd, 2006, 10:10 PM
She is a bright hope for the future. She may be 17 soon but when was the last time we had a player with these kind of results.

Hopefully she can play a few junior grandslams to see how she is compared to higher ranked juniors.

Jodie
Apr 27th, 2006, 04:03 PM
Beaulieu Sur Mer G1

1R Naomi d. Terol 6-1 6-2
2R Naomi d. Poltoratskaya(14) 6-2 3-6 6-2
3R Naomi d. Karaeva 6-1 6-3

:D

*hingis_forever*
Apr 29th, 2006, 12:21 AM
Naomi won the quarterfinal against Gracia Radovanovic 62 62! She plays Erika Zanchetta in the semis! Go Naomi! :bounce:

Jodie
Apr 29th, 2006, 05:39 AM
:D :yeah:

WIMBY
Apr 29th, 2006, 10:06 AM
Good luck in the Final and Happy 17th Birthday (24/04) :clap2: :aparty: :bdaycake:

*hingis_forever*
Apr 29th, 2006, 12:58 PM
Naomi beat Zanchetta 62 61 and is in the final! Keep it up Naomi! :bounce:

Monica_Rules
Apr 29th, 2006, 01:39 PM
Excellent tournament. She has passed Jade as the #1 british junior player now. Will be ranked around 63ish. Hopefully she can lift the title and get to 52ish then should be able to play Roland Garros.

WIMBY
Apr 29th, 2006, 02:25 PM
Good coverage for a GB player, well done Naomi :)

http://www.lestennisdebeaulieu.com/Video/NaomiCavaday.htm

Jodie
Apr 29th, 2006, 05:51 PM
Thanks WIMBY for the link! ;)

A bit too late but, Happy b-day Naomi!! :aparty:

WIMBY
Apr 30th, 2006, 02:55 PM
:sad: Noami lost the final 6-4 6-2.

http://www.itfbeaulieu-tv.com/DantoniVsCavaday.htm

Still a great week

Jodie
Apr 30th, 2006, 04:34 PM
:crying2:

Jodie
Jun 9th, 2006, 09:05 PM
Naomi got the WC for Birmingham Q

her part of the draw..:

(1)Melinda Czink (HUN) vs ALT
Naomi Cavaday (GBR) vs (16)Tathiana Poutchek (BLR)

Good luck!

jamatthews
Jun 9th, 2006, 09:33 PM
Good luck Naomi...

*hingis_forever*
Jun 10th, 2006, 03:44 AM
Should be interesting in her first WTA match! Go Naomi! :bounce:

CrybabyRussiafan
Jun 10th, 2006, 11:49 AM
Great that she is being rewarded for all her hard work and good results these last 12 months. It will be interesting to see how she fares....

jamatthews
Jun 10th, 2006, 08:42 PM
Naomi Cavaday, one of the rising stars of British tennis overcame a ranking gap of over 400 places to move into the final round of qualifying at the DFS Classic, held at the Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham.

The 17 year old from Chislehurst in Kent, ranked only 565 in the world outlasted world number 133 and 16th seed in qualifying Tatiana Poutchek of Belarus 7-6(5),3-6,7-6(6).

“It’s a great achievement for me as I know I can compete and win against these top players now,” said Cavaday. “They have so much more experience than me as I only started playing senior events last November, plus it was my first ever match on grass which took some adjusting.”

“I learned a lot from last week as I lost in the final round of qualifying for the French Open juniors 10-8 in the final set having held five matchpoints. That match taught me a lot, and helped me keep my head today, especially when she saved my first three matchpoints in the tiebreak,” added the teenager.

Cavaday who is currently the 15th highest ranked player in Great Britain won in 2 hours 54 mins for the best win of her young career. Currently Britain’s top junior, the former Bromley High School pupil is now part of the Lawn Tennis Association’s performance programme at London’s Queens Club where she is coached by James Trotman.

The victory will see the Kent teenager moving inside the top 500 for the first time, having already risen over 300 ranking spots since January. If she can defeat top seed and world number 85 Melinda Czink of Hungary in the final round of qualifying, she will move into the main draw of the DFS Classic, headlined by 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova.

“Czink will be a tricky match-up,” said Cavaday. “She is a fellow lefty, but I already practiced with her earlier today so I know I can live with her.”

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Amazing win Naomi. :eek: Her progress over the last year has been fantastic. :worship:

Jodie
Jun 10th, 2006, 08:51 PM
Naomi!!! :worship:

Jodie
Jun 11th, 2006, 02:46 PM
She lost today against Czink, 6-3 5-7 5-7..
But a good match..!

statto
Jun 16th, 2006, 01:15 PM
Update from the Cavaday camp - won playoff final 4 in the 3rd
Wow

WIMBY
Jun 16th, 2006, 01:36 PM
Well done :)

Jodie
Jun 16th, 2006, 02:20 PM
2-6 6-4 6-4 it is :D

Well done!!! :yeah:

*hingis_forever*
Jun 16th, 2006, 02:34 PM
Nice win Naomi! Now dominate the main draw! :p

CrybabyRussiafan
Jun 16th, 2006, 04:40 PM
From BBC website:

Cavaday secures Wimbledon place
Top British junior Naomi Cavaday clinched her place in the Wimbledon main draw with victory in the wildcard play-off at Raynes Park.
The 17-year-old from Kent, ranked 536 in the world, beat British number five Jane O'Donoghue 2-6 6-4 6-4.

"I'm delighted. This was a really tough week for me and the standard was really high," Cavaday admitted.

"I had to take any opportunities I could. I didn't play my best tennis today but I've played well all week."

Cavaday, who reached the final round of qualifying at the DFS Classic in Birmingham, will be joined in the women's main draw by fellow Britons Anne Keothavong, Katie O'Brien, Sarah Borwell, and Melanie South.

In the men's qualifying semi-finals, Alan Mackin beat top seed Arvind Parmar 6-3 7-5, and Jamie Delgado beat second seed Martin Lee 3-6 6-3 6-3.

jamatthews
Jun 16th, 2006, 05:37 PM
LTA Site has Slightly More

Britain’s top junior player, Naomi Cavaday has secured her place in the main draw of Wimbledon, plus Jamie Delgado joins the British men's list of wild card entrants.

Britain’s top junior player, Naomi Cavaday has secured her place in the main draw of Wimbledon by winning the wildcard play-off event at Raynes Park today, beating British number five Jane O’Donoghue 2-6 6-4 6-4. It has been an impressive week for Cavaday, who on her first grass court event reached the final round of qualifying at the DFS Classic in Birmingham.

The 17 year old from Chislehurst in Kent, who has a world ranking of 536, began the match slowly, allowing her experienced opponent to race to a 4-0 lead, losing the set 2-6. However Cavaday fought back in the second set and levelled the match at one set all.

The final set began with a break for O’Donoghue, who went 3-1 up before a spirited fight back from the teenager and a string of errors from O’Donoghue allowed Cavaday back into the set. At 4-4 Cavaday held serve, defending a break point and proceeded to pressurise the O’Donoghue serve, making the most of her chances and clinching the set 6-4 and with it her entry into Wimbledon.

Cavaday commented; “This was a really tough week for me, the standard was really high. I had to play four three set matches to win so I’m pretty shattered. The match today was really hard. Jane served well and I had to take any opportunities I could. I didn’t play my best tennis today but I’ve played consistently well all week so I’m pleased.”

She added; “I love grass so far and I’ve had a pretty good record on it. It was great to beat Amanda Keen who is a really experienced player, she plays a great serve and volley game and I just had to be patient and play to my own strengths.”

Naomi is now looking forward to a well deserved rest before turning her attention to Wimbledon. “I can’t wait. It’s brilliant. I can’t really believe that I’m going to be playing there yet, it hasn’t sunk in but I’m sure it will this evening.”

Naomi will be joined the women’s main draw at Wimbledon by Anne Keothavong, Katie O’Brien, Sarah Borwell, and Melanie South.

Jodie
Jun 16th, 2006, 05:42 PM
Nice article! :D tnx..

Monica_Rules
Jun 16th, 2006, 06:04 PM
Naomi:)

Totally deserved. To think 12 months ago we had barly heard of her;)

WIMBY
Jun 25th, 2006, 09:17 PM
Good luck at Wimbledon tomorrow. :)

Jodie
Jun 25th, 2006, 09:43 PM
Go Naomi! :D

nouf
Jun 27th, 2006, 01:07 AM
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Jodie
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:32 PM
Sugiyama d. Cavaday 6-4 7-5 :sad:

But a good performance..

Sweep
Jun 27th, 2006, 04:36 PM
She can be proud of that. She will learn and hopefully next year she can progress further in the tournament. Well done Naomi.

*hingis_forever*
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:05 PM
Good effort Naomi! :D

WIMBY
Jun 27th, 2006, 10:20 PM
Well done Naomi, terrific match v a top class player.

Monica_Rules
Jun 28th, 2006, 12:35 PM
I have been so impressed with Naomi in her match against Sugiyama. Shes is going to go far. I think shes already at top 300 standard and i would be dissapointed if she wasn't ranked top 300 by the end of the year.

*hingis_forever*
Jun 28th, 2006, 01:10 PM
I wish I could of seen her match but living in America she didnt even get a mention. It's good to here how well she played. I'm finally confident of a top 50 player in the future of British tennis! :D

Jodie
Jul 1st, 2006, 03:59 PM
Wimbledon Juniors

1R Naomi Cavaday d. Madison Brengle 6-4 6-3 :D

Now against Lykina or Vankova

*hingis_forever*
Jul 2nd, 2006, 12:57 AM
Now that Pavlyuchenkova has lost, Naomi's draw has opened up. I honestly think she could win the title! I don't want to get ahead of my self but the draw is wide open. Go Naomi! :bounce:

WIMBY
Jul 2nd, 2006, 09:34 PM
Good luck Naomi. You can do it. :)

Jodie
Jul 4th, 2006, 01:44 PM
WImbledon 2nd round:
Naomi Cavaday d. Ksenia Lykina 6-4 2-6 6-1 :D

Next Kucova (who defeated Pavlyuchenkova) or Saidkhodjayeva

*hingis_forever*
Jul 4th, 2006, 02:41 PM
Good fight Naomi! Good luck against Kucova! :bounce:

WIMBY
Jul 4th, 2006, 03:56 PM
Well done :)

Jodie
Jul 5th, 2006, 06:25 PM
3R: Naomi Cavaday d. Kristina Kucova 6-3 7-6(5) :D

Now against Urszula Radwanska...

*hingis_forever*
Jul 5th, 2006, 09:10 PM
Good win Naomi! Good luck against Urszula. :D

Europe rocks
Jul 5th, 2006, 09:23 PM
Great work from Naomi! Radwanska will be tough, but if Naomi just goes for it you never know what might happen!

*hingis_forever*
Jul 6th, 2006, 04:27 PM
Naomi lost 63 62! :sad: Seems like Radwanska served really well and was just more consistent than Naomi. Great tournament though for Naomi! :bounce: She still ahs her doubles match later which she is up 6-4 in!

Jodie
Jul 6th, 2006, 04:40 PM
Naomi :hug:

ae wowww
Jul 11th, 2006, 04:18 PM
I hit with Naomi today for about 25-35 minutes on the clay, she is so talented, and very strong. My mate then played her, and lost 4 & 2 :lol: She is phenomenal!

*hingis_forever*
Jul 11th, 2006, 06:49 PM
I hit with Naomi today for about 25-35 minutes on the clay, she is so talented, and very strong. My mate then played her, and lost 4 & 2 :lol: She is phenomenal!
Do you play tennis then? Your firend did pretty well to win 6 games though. Does she play challengers or anything?

ae wowww
Jul 11th, 2006, 07:28 PM
Do you play tennis then? Your firend did pretty well to win 6 games though. Does she play challengers or anything?

:lol: My friend is also a boy! So not so great as it may have first seemed! He didn't think he played great, but who knows. He doesn't play challengers either lol - he is 16 years old, and has only ever played 2 ITF events (both 1st round quallies lost)

Monica_Rules
Jul 12th, 2006, 01:55 PM
I have heard from Naomi saying that she knew she had a talent for Tennis cos she could overpower lads her age and beat them.:lol:

jamatthews
Sep 29th, 2006, 08:18 PM
1st 25K semi final... :worship:

World No.501 Cavaday, who received a wild card into the event, won her second match of the week against a higher-ranked opponent.

Friday’s victim was the world No.325, Czech Veronica Chvojkova, who she beat 6-2, 6-4.

“I’m feeling really confident at the moment and I was really pleased with the result and the performance today,” Cavaday said.

“We had to wait about three or four hours to play because it was raining but I didn't mind because I’d had a really good hit in the morning and I was relaxed and looking forward to the match.

“I feel like I’m playing some really good aggressive tennis and I’m enjoying the challenge which is keeping me relaxed.

“I did get a little nervous serving for the match at 5-4 but I learnt from my match the day when I was leading comfortably in the second but lost my focus and lost it on a tie-break.

“So I took it one point at a time and came up with some good serves and finished off a couple of long rallies to take it.

“I am going to take my confidence into a tough semi-final against Amanda and I know I’ve got a good chance if I keep competing hard and enjoying it.”

Jodie
Sep 29th, 2006, 08:23 PM
:worship: :yeah: :D

jamatthews
Oct 18th, 2006, 06:27 PM
After making the quarter final in Jersey, she's through to the 2nd round in Glasgow where she'll face the in-form Kerber. :scared:

She's also been nominated for LTA Player Of The Year, and LTA Junior Player Of The Year. Link (http://www.lta.org.uk/Newsroom/TheLtaAwards/)

jazar
Nov 5th, 2006, 07:42 PM
saw her at wimbledon and she is very talented but looking at the eastern european girls such as radwanska and azarenka they are much more intense and a lot fitter. i'm not being sexist but a lot of junior girls, especially british junior girls, are not necessarily unfit but struggle with their movement and are not quick or have much endurance. its a problem that needs to be addressed if they are to compete at the top level. fitness and movement are just as important as the shots.

jamatthews
Nov 6th, 2006, 12:38 PM
Lucie Ahl has been very keen on getting the British girls alot fitter, and has been working with Naomi recently.

jazar
Nov 6th, 2006, 03:05 PM
thats good to hear. i dont think that its a specific problem just she has, its a lot of younger players in general, so when they start playing ETAs and ITFs they are way behind the other players physically.

WIMBY
Nov 6th, 2006, 04:41 PM
Working with Lucie and teamed up with Melanie in the doubles in Mount Gambier. Good luck.:)

Twinkle_toes
Nov 6th, 2006, 08:20 PM
Best of luck in australia naomi!

I think she really is great giving diary entries for the lta site, I mean she has only done it twice but its definitely a start and brilliant to read, like giving a little something back to fans and an insight into her life!

WIMBY
Nov 7th, 2006, 12:17 AM
Totally agree. Congrats to LTA for their ever improving website.:worship:

*hingis_forever*
Nov 8th, 2006, 04:10 AM
I love Emily but I want Naomi to win as I think she could win the whole tournament maybe! Go Naomi! :D

Jodie
Nov 8th, 2006, 11:27 AM
And she did :D

Cavaday def Webley-Smith 75 62

jamatthews
Nov 9th, 2006, 05:50 PM
Beats Haring 6-3 6-1 to reach the quarter finals. She'll now face Melanie. :scared:

Jodie
Nov 9th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Good luck vs Mel!

TennisPlayingFox
Nov 13th, 2006, 05:31 AM
Naomi is playing in 25k Port Pirie this week. She is the number 3 seed in qualifying. Good luck Naomi!

WIMBY
Nov 21st, 2006, 11:45 AM
Pavic d Cavaday 1-6 6-3 6-4 in the first round today :sad:

Monica_Rules
Nov 21st, 2006, 03:09 PM
Not been the tour i expected from Naomi. Maybe i'm expecting too much too soon. Thought she was a dead cert for the top 300 at the end of this year.

Hopefully after some hard winter training she can come good in the new year.

Monica_Rules
Nov 26th, 2006, 01:31 PM
Has Naomi quit junior tennis now?

Shes not playing orange bowl and i'm sure i heard her say she was concentrating on ITF events in 2007. Maybe she'll play some of the grandslams.

jamatthews
Nov 27th, 2006, 03:00 AM
I think she may play the Aussie Open because she'll still have 4 months under AER next year.

jamatthews
Dec 6th, 2006, 05:11 PM
Naomi is at the Bollettieri Academy to prepare for the Australian Open. There are a couple of pictures on his official site.

http://www.nickbollettieri.com/gallery/galleryDetail.cfm?galID=153

From the 2nd picture it looks like she gets a free t-shirt for training there. ;) :lol: :tape:

Twinkle_toes
Dec 6th, 2006, 08:38 PM
From the 2nd picture it looks like she gets a free t-shirt for training there. ;) :lol: :tape:


Free t-shirt too eh? What a great incentive for going! :lol:

WIMBY
Dec 6th, 2006, 11:41 PM
Good experience :)

Monica_Rules
Dec 7th, 2006, 12:48 PM
Just read a diary from her time in florida. Shes gone there as she thought it would be great prep weather wise for Australia. Looks like she will play AUS open juniors. Maybe a few 25ks theres afterwrads aswell. Or back to europe.

WIMBY
Dec 18th, 2006, 01:59 AM
Congrats on LTA award Naomi :)

Europe rocks
Dec 18th, 2006, 10:23 PM
Congrats on a great year Naomi :yeah: :hug: Hopefully 2007 will be even better

*hingis_forever*
Jan 17th, 2007, 03:30 PM
Naomi is in the grade 1 Optus International quarterfinal. She beat Milenkiewicz 60 61, Vaideanu 76(0) 62, and Ito 61 61. She faces Ling Zhang in the quarters so it's a very winnable match! Go Naomi! :bounce:

Monica_Rules
Jan 18th, 2007, 02:13 AM
COME ON NAOMI!

Shes more than capable of winning her next match. If she gets to the semis she'll prob face Hofmanova whos a junior player to watch in 2007 and that will be an interesting match.

*hingis_forever*
Jan 18th, 2007, 03:16 PM
Cavaday d. Zhang 62 64 :D
Nice and easy! She faces Kristina Kucova next whom she beat at Wimbledon last year. It will be much tougher this time as Kucova seems to be in pretty good form and it's not on grass! I still think Naomi should win but you never know!

jamatthews
Jan 18th, 2007, 03:55 PM
It depends on whether her work on movement and fitness pays of. If it hasn't then she's going to be completely dismantled on this surface.

Monica_Rules
Jan 18th, 2007, 05:26 PM
Shes more than capable of winning the match and the title now. Theres no one left who i would 'fear'. Hofmanova was prob that and shes out due to injury.

Jodie
Jan 18th, 2007, 10:40 PM
Naomi :yeah:

Twinkle_toes
Jan 20th, 2007, 06:59 PM
Naomi vs Alize Cornet in aus open juniors, Cornet thrashed Anne Keothavong 6-3 6-2 in main draw qualies. So not looking good! :(

Monica_Rules
Jan 20th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Naomi lost this week 1-6 7-6 7-5.

Tough match but she was more than capable of winning this title:mad:

Twinkle_toes
Jan 21st, 2007, 11:23 AM
Naomi lost to Cornet 1-6 6(5)-7(7)

*hingis_forever*
Feb 8th, 2007, 03:29 AM
Naomi won her first round match at the $25K Tipton 62 60 over Valentina Sassi. She plays Georgie Stoop in the next round which should be interesting!

jamatthews
Feb 8th, 2007, 06:08 AM
I believe Naomi and Georgie went 2-2 last year.

LTA U18 Event - Georgie won in 3 sets
British Tour Event (1 week later) - Naomi won in straight sets
Wimbledon WC Playoff - Naomi won in 3 sets
Nottingham 10K - Georgie won in 3

I think before that Georgie pretty much owned Naomi (partly due to being a year older I guess).

Monica_Rules
Feb 8th, 2007, 10:59 AM
Should be a cracker, wish i would have gone there now.

Jodie
Feb 8th, 2007, 04:13 PM
Naomi Cavaday (Gbr) d. Georgie Stoop (Gbr) 6-3 7-6 (7-2) :D

*hingis_forever*
Feb 8th, 2007, 10:00 PM
Good win Naomi! :D Good luck againt Parmentier in the q/f! You can do it!

Europe rocks
Feb 8th, 2007, 10:15 PM
Well done Naomi, shame you had to beat Georgie though :sad: :)

Monica_Rules
Feb 9th, 2007, 12:42 PM
Well Done Naomi. Should get a career high now but hopefully she can keep winning here.

CrybabyRussiafan
Feb 9th, 2007, 06:59 PM
Naomi lost a tough three setter to Pauline Parmentier :(

Europe rocks
Feb 9th, 2007, 09:31 PM
Tough loss for Naomi, but hopefully she can continue to work hard and get the wins

Monica_Rules
Feb 10th, 2007, 01:45 AM
Shes so close to string a few big wins together. That first 25k title is coming soon.

*hingis_forever*
Feb 10th, 2007, 03:36 AM
Tough loss Naomi! :sad: Your wins over players like her are on the brink! :D

jamatthews
Feb 14th, 2007, 04:09 AM
Naomi practiced with Tatiana Golovin at the end of last year:

"Sharapova and Vaidisova were at the academy over the winter and Cavaday, who recently started working with David Felgate, Henman's former coach, had the chance to practise with Tatiana Golovin, the world No 20. With no British women ranked in the world's top 150, it was the sort of chance she does not have regularly at Queen's, where she has been part of the LTA's elite squad."

http://sport.independent.co.uk/tennis/article2268014.ece

Europe rocks
Feb 14th, 2007, 10:19 PM
What a great opportunity for Naomi :yeah: Hopefully in five years time Naomi will be challenging Maria for the grand slam titles

*hingis_forever*
Mar 12th, 2007, 02:18 AM
Naomi beat Alexa Glatch 36 63 64 in the first round of qualifying for the $25K Orange, California tournament. She plays Teodora Mircic in the second round! Go Naomi! :bounce:

Jodie
Mar 12th, 2007, 08:33 AM
Yes! Didn't know Naomi was playing there, good luck!

WIMBY
Mar 12th, 2007, 12:01 PM
Good luck :)

*hingis_forever*
Mar 13th, 2007, 02:41 AM
Naomi beat Mircic 62 63 and plays Kim-anh Nguyen for a spot in the main draw! Good win Naomi and good luck! :bounce:

Jodie
Mar 13th, 2007, 12:16 PM
Yay :D

Monica_Rules
Mar 13th, 2007, 06:34 PM
Keep it up Naomi. If she qualifys she should win her 1st round but beyond that it will be tough but she has the talent.

*hingis_forever*
Mar 13th, 2007, 11:34 PM
Cavaday qualified 61 60. Good dominating performance! :D I don't who she plays in the main draw yet but hopefully she's handed a workable draw! :D

WIMBY
Mar 13th, 2007, 11:40 PM
Well done Naomi :)

Jodie
Mar 13th, 2007, 11:46 PM
http://209.85.48.9/2334/86/emo/78.gif

*hingis_forever*
Mar 14th, 2007, 02:52 AM
Naomi has drawn fellow qualifier Valerie Tetreault in the first round. This is definitely one she can win but in the second round she would Abigail Spears which is really tough but Naomi is amazing so she's gonna win! :p ;)

jamatthews
Mar 14th, 2007, 05:09 AM
I have to say I like this draw.

IMPOSSIBLE
Mar 14th, 2007, 08:47 AM
:)

WIMBY
Mar 14th, 2007, 10:50 AM
Good luck :)

jamatthews
Mar 14th, 2007, 04:06 PM
I like this draw aswell. Go Naomi! Kick some ass!

I noticed that she has withdrawn from the 25k in Hammons in 2 weeks time. Does this mean shes playign the luxicon junior thing in Miami?

She never entered Hammond. She's entered the 25K on Clay the week after. She'll then have 3 more weeks of AER ( I hope even if she isn't picked that she goes to Bulgaria as a hitting partner for the Fed Cup team).

Monica_Rules
Mar 14th, 2007, 06:20 PM
I like this draw aswell. Go Naomi! Kick some ass!

I noticed that she has withdrawn from the 25k in Hammons in 2 weeks time. Does this mean shes playign the luxicon junior thing in Miami?

Monica_Rules
Mar 15th, 2007, 08:33 PM
I have read somewhere now that she is playing the junior event at Miami, and 2 clay court 25ks afterwards.

Jodie
Mar 15th, 2007, 09:55 PM
Naomi d. Spears 4-6 6-2 6-4 :D :D

*hingis_forever*
Mar 15th, 2007, 09:56 PM
Naomi :D :eek: More wins like this and she'll be our number one in no time!

WIMBY
Mar 15th, 2007, 11:26 PM
Well done Naomi :)

Monica_Rules
Mar 16th, 2007, 01:09 AM
Naomi:) Keep it up

WIMBY
Mar 16th, 2007, 11:21 PM
Cavaday def Brandi 76(4) 63:bounce:

Jodie
Mar 16th, 2007, 11:22 PM
Naomi! :worship:

*hingis_forever*
Mar 17th, 2007, 03:34 AM
Naomi :eek: :bounce: Keep this amazing form up!

IMPOSSIBLE
Mar 17th, 2007, 10:49 AM
For Reaching Semis Naomi rises to around 312 in rankings :)

jamatthews
Mar 17th, 2007, 12:56 PM
For Reaching Semis Naomi rises to around 312 in rankings :)

No she won't closer to 330.

Jodie
Mar 17th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Naomi Cavaday d. Tedjakusuma 6-1 6-1 :D :D :banana:

*hingis_forever*
Mar 17th, 2007, 09:10 PM
Great win for Naomi with a convincing score! Good luck against whoever you play in the final! You have a great opportunity to bag your first $25K title! :D

*hingis_forever*
Mar 17th, 2007, 10:36 PM
Naomi plays Karin Knapp, the #4 seed, in the final. Knapp hadn't won a match this year until this week so she's also hitting her stride. It will be tough but I've been thinking that about all of Naomi's matches this week so hopefully she can add another scalp to her list! ;)

jamatthews
Mar 18th, 2007, 05:50 AM
I guess we were right to like this draw...:p

WIMBY
Mar 18th, 2007, 10:40 AM
Take the final Naomi :bounce:

IMPOSSIBLE
Mar 18th, 2007, 11:04 AM
:) Great

jazar
Mar 18th, 2007, 12:39 PM
some great wins there

Twinkle_toes
Mar 18th, 2007, 08:46 PM
Naomi won 6-1 6-1 :D :D :D Lets hope next week can be as good! Top seed is Abigail Spears who Naomi beat this week!

Jodie
Mar 18th, 2007, 08:49 PM
Yay!! http://209.85.48.9/2334/86/emo/63.gif http://209.85.48.9/2334/86/emo/88.gif http://209.85.48.9/2334/86/emo/78.gif

Iceland
Mar 18th, 2007, 09:07 PM
:bigclap: Very strong week ! It's really deserved. I hope that she will keep this form to be able to play RG's qualies.

Escape
Mar 18th, 2007, 09:10 PM
Naomi :yeah: :banana:

Keep it going next week :)

*hingis_forever*
Mar 18th, 2007, 11:39 PM
Naomi :woohoo: :bounce: This is the most impressive result for a British woman since Bally made the 3rd round of the AO in 2005. :D

jamatthews
Mar 18th, 2007, 11:51 PM
Naomi :woohoo: :bounce: This is the most impressive result for a British woman since Bally made the 3rd round of the AO in 2005. :D

No I'd consider Strasbourg better. Particularly as Sun went on to win a singles title later that year.

WIMBY
Mar 19th, 2007, 12:35 AM
Yay!! http://209.85.48.9/2334/86/emo/63.gif http://209.85.48.9/2334/86/emo/88.gif http://209.85.48.9/2334/86/emo/78.gif


Love your dancing people!!!!

Well done Naomi :bounce:

Monica_Rules
Mar 19th, 2007, 01:18 AM
Naomi:D

*hingis_forever*
Mar 19th, 2007, 01:50 AM
No I'd consider Strasbourg better. Particularly as Sun went on to win a singles title later that year.
But Naomi is so young still. This is alot more promising than Anne qualifying for Strabourg IMO.

Monica_Rules
Mar 19th, 2007, 06:11 PM
Both were great achievements but Naomi winnin a 25k at 17 is a great sign and with such a strong field.

WIMBY
Mar 19th, 2007, 08:56 PM
With Felgate as her coach and IMG behind her she is doing well :)

Monica_Rules
Mar 20th, 2007, 02:37 PM
She has IMG behind her? Is that because of the Bollietieri link?

WIMBY
Mar 20th, 2007, 07:31 PM
Says IMG on her LTA player profile.

LegionArgentina
Mar 21st, 2007, 03:36 AM
Naomi Cavaday player diary

British No.8 Naomi Cavaday passed a career milestone by claiming her first $25,000 singles title in California in mid-March. The Kent teenager writes about the build-up to the event, her recent training and her journey through three qualifying rounds and five main draw victories.


“After a day of travelling I arrived at the Nick Bollettieri tennis academy at about 11pm to a message saying: “Nick wants you on his court at 8 tomorrow morning”. Happy to be back working with Nick in the Florida sunshine I didn’t care about the early call time.

As I started working with my new coach David Felgate when I left Bollettieri in December last year, I was looking forward to showing Nick how much I had improved and how hard we’d been working. When I stepped on to court I immediately felt the positive energy coming from Nick, which is something he and other coaches have said I need to work on – being more relaxed and smiling more in training!

Nick was really pleased with the way I was hitting, and as it was my first day we played some ping pong! This is a game that we often play at the end of sessions mainly because it’s good fun! We pair up and play first to 15 points – just like doubles in table tennis, hitting alternate shots, but on a tennis court. There’s always a collision, a dispute or some kind of drama!

At about 5.30 that afternoon we received evacuation orders from the fire department ordering us to leave the club as the bush fire was growing and heading in our direction.

Naomi Cavaday

After that it was back to work – working hard with my fitness trainer Yutaka Nakamura and playing hard on court with Nick. I stayed in Bradenton for 10 days and I feel like it was great preparation for my upcoming tournaments. I also had the opportunity of hitting with world No.10 Nicole Vaidisova which was a great experience for me and a good chance to see where I’m at. We hit and played a lot of points and then some games. She was really nice and relaxed and we had a great hit and I was pleased that I held my own in the games. I left the academy with a lot of confidence and in the best mental and physical condition of my life.

I flew from Florida on to LA and met up with David to train in Indian Wells for a few days while the men’s ATP Masters Series event and women’s WTA Tier 1 events were in town. This was a great opportunity to be around top players and was ideal as David was working with Belgian world No.31 Xavier Malisse there. As I had hit a lot of balls the week before I didn’t feel the need to churn out the hours on the court, so I did one good session first thing on court followed by training in the gym, and then headed to the tournament to watch some matches. It’s a fantastic club; really relaxed and the crowd are close to the action similar to the Stella Artois at Queen’s. It’s a great atmosphere and I can’t wait to get the chance to play there… hopefully next year!

I was really looking forward to playing in Orange County at my first $25,000 ITF event of the trip as I’d heard that the people are really friendly and the weather is always perfect. When I saw the draw for qualifying I was 15th seed and I was up against American Alexa Glatch. I didn’t know much about her except that she was a good junior and had been out with injury for a while, so I knew it was going to be a tough match. While driving in on the Sunday morning we noticed a lot of black smoke coming from just behind a hill. We presumed it must be a fire as it seemed relatively big.

After I’d warmed up and practised we learned that it was actually a forest fire on the next hill and that it was growing. By the time I got on court to play my match the amount of black smoke was staggering, it was an exceptionally windy day as well which was not only making the fires uncontrollable but also making playing conditions incredibly challenging. I have to say it did make a spectacular backdrop when serving, though!

I struggled to get to grips with the wind and got off to a poor start. She was striking it well and knifing her backhand slice through the wind which was troubling me. I got through the match purely by fighting and trying to use the wind to my advantage, winning 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. At about 5.30 that afternoon we received evacuation orders from the fire department ordering us to leave the club as the bush fire was growing and heading in our direction. We could see the flames and I was amazed by their height and how quickly they spread.

When we returned the next day the fires were 80% under control and no one was harmed so we could get on with the tournament. Well, we would have liked to but there was ash in the air which made it incredibly difficult to breathe and made the courts slippery and dangerous. Once the ash had diminished and the courts were cleaned, the second round of qualifying got under way. I was hitting the ball far better than the previous match and feeling a lot more comfortable on court. There wasn’t any wind to deal with in this match but the ash was making my eyes water and my throat burn which was a distraction. So I was very happy when I finished the match in straight sets 6-1, 6-1.

Qualifying helped me gain confidence and I played a great match and defeated another qualifier, Valerie Tetreault, in the first round of the main draw. Up next was the third seed Abigail Spears, ranked 120 with a career high of 50. Her experience was going to make it that much tougher, but I was relaxed as I knew I was playing the right way to give myself a good chance. I remembered this throughout the match and I didn’t panic when I lost the first set 6-4. I played some great tennis and fought hard to come through 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and earn my place in the quarter-finals where another experienced player was waiting for me, Kristina Brandi.

Brandi has been ranked as high as 27 and is known for her unorthodox style. Because of this I wanted to be ready for anything surprising that she might come up with so that I could deal with it and get straight into the match. I didn’t get a chance to watch her play as we were on at the same time so I took the advice of Nick Bollettieri who prepared me for her flat short angles and backhand slice. He told me that I should definitely be looking for a win so I took to the court as hungry as I had been in the qualifying matches.

I made a few errors in the early stages of the match and she took advantage to take a 5-2 lead with a double break. I needed to get back into the set and I had to do it fast so I brought my margins in and tried to be really patient and wait for the right ball. It paid off as I won that set on a tie-break and the second 6-3. I was very happy with my performance and I had another tough match to prepare for against fellow qualifier Tedjakesuma. She had taken out the second seed Julia Fedossova in the previous round 6-2, 6-0 and was ranked higher than me at 286.

Looking for my first 25K final and first final of the year, I immediately got the upper hand and won the first set 6-1. She was frustrating to play as she had great defensive skills, moved well and had a good serve which made it hard for me to dominate the points. I adjusted and played a great match to go through 6-1, 6-1 and earn my place in the final.

Italian Karin Knapp was the toughest opponent by far as she hadn’t dropped a set throughout the tournament, in fact, no one even got close. Again, I was looking for an early lead as I’d been starting matches well throughout the week. The first game didn’t go the way I’d hoped as she broke my serve to love and was obviously striking the ball well and definitely had her eyes on the prize.

I realised I was going to have to work much harder for points than in previous matches so I stepped it up a level. I refused to miss and it paid off as I took a 4-1 first set lead. I kept the momentum going and won the next two games to take the first set. I knew she was going to try and change her tactics and I was right – when she returned from a toilet break she came out really aggressive to try and make an impact on the match. I kept fighting and giving her one extra ball and she began to over-press.

I broke her in the first game of the set but I think that my next service game was the most important of the match. She wasn’t going down without a fight and forced me to save two break points in order to hold my serve for a 2-0 lead. I kept everything the same and she ran out of ideas which meant I could wrap it up 6-1, 6-1 to win my first 25K title.

I couldn’t have asked for more this week, not only with the result, but how much I improved with every match. I believe that this is a real breakthrough for me as I am comfortable playing, competing and winning at this level.

I’m writing this on the plane on my way to Redding, California, for the next 25K and fortunately I earned a special exempt into the main draw. Abigail Spears is the top seed and with eight good matches in the bank there is no reason why I can’t make an impact at this tournament as well.

I’ve had a great experience so far and I still have at least another month of tournaments over here. Everything is moving in the right direction and if I continue to work hard I’m sure I will reap the benefits.”

WIMBY
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:39 PM
Nice write up :)

Jodie
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:44 PM
Thank you Legion Argentina!

Nice read!

Monica_Rules
Mar 21st, 2007, 11:12 PM
Naomi lost to Brengle 5-7 6-3 6-2 :sad:

Jodie
Mar 21st, 2007, 11:15 PM
:crying2:

Escape
Mar 21st, 2007, 11:29 PM
Naomi :sad:

IMPOSSIBLE
Mar 24th, 2007, 10:37 PM
OMG !!!!!!!!!!

Naomi has Bebo :) (Website/Blog)

http://bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=18587851

This looks like her actual one as she pics from the USA and loads of other british player contacts !

Jodie
Mar 26th, 2007, 10:48 PM
Luxilon Cup

Cirstea (1) - Bye
Burnett - Boserup
Hendler (4) - Bye
Martic - Larcher de Brito

Will - Mokh
Pivovarova (3) - Bye
Bolender - Hampton
Cavaday (2) - Bye

Go Naomi!! :hug: :worship:

Monica_Rules
Mar 26th, 2007, 11:37 PM
Good draw for Naomi, all other big names are in the top half, hopefully she can mke the final!

*hingis_forever*
Mar 27th, 2007, 01:59 AM
Yeah, good draw for Naomi with only Pivovarova posing a threat in her half! :D

IMPOSSIBLE
Mar 27th, 2007, 05:12 PM
I got a message from Naomi :) :) :) :)

Thanks Nick,
It was a great result and a great week for me. I appreciate all of the support I get on the website... it's awesome! Yeah I met up with the swedes, they were great. I'm in Miami now for Luxilon Cup. My first match is not 'till Wednesday as I'm seeded. Enjoying the sunshine
Hope you are well,
Naomi

Jodie
Mar 28th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Luxilon Cup

Jamie Hampton d. Naomi Cavaday 3-6 6-4 2-1 ret. :crying2:

WIMBY
Mar 28th, 2007, 08:51 PM
Hope she is not injured:sad:

DavidC
Mar 30th, 2007, 11:44 PM
Naomi had a bad fever. She's fine for next week in Alabama though, she and Karen are there now, practising for the qualies.

I spoke to her earlier today about what happened in Miami...full interview now up on http://www.britishtennis.net

Doctors actually wanted her to withdraw as the extreme heat rule was in place that day too !!!

*hingis_forever*
May 18th, 2007, 04:30 AM
Naomi is through to the $25K Palm Beach Gardens quarterfinal after defeating TBE's personal favourite Julia Cohen 61 61! :p She will be the favourite in the next round as she faces Ekaterina Shulaeva! Keep going Naomi! :bounce:

Mforensic
May 18th, 2007, 09:55 AM
Excellent! Good luck Naomi!!!

Jodie
May 18th, 2007, 02:26 PM
Yay :D Keep going!

*hingis_forever*
May 18th, 2007, 09:03 PM
According to someone on gbtennisgirls Naomi beat Shulaeva 63 61! :D
She's on a roll!

Monica_Rules
May 19th, 2007, 12:24 PM
I think it was 6-3 6-2. Great to see her in the semis.

Hoping she can go all the way.

Jodie
May 19th, 2007, 12:28 PM
:yeah:

Mforensic
May 20th, 2007, 11:09 PM
She made a good run...should bring her alot higher in the rankings!

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 5th, 2007, 07:56 PM
Cavaday will play Junior Wimbledon girls singles and doubles

WIMBY
Jun 12th, 2007, 09:34 AM
Naomi also gets a main draw wild card :)

Jodie
Jun 12th, 2007, 12:18 PM
Birmingham R1

(WC) Naomi Cavaday d. Vasilisa Bardina 6-2 6-1 :D :D

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 12th, 2007, 02:15 PM
Nice win Naomi!

*hingis_forever*
Jun 12th, 2007, 05:29 PM
Naomi :D Never in doubt! Good luck against Bartoli! You can do it!

Mforensic
Jun 13th, 2007, 01:53 PM
Naomi is looking to be England's best hope for a top 100 player.

Monica_Rules
Jun 13th, 2007, 11:54 PM
Good 1st round win. Not so good against Bartoli but it was a whole new experience for her. More experience at this level and she'll be fine.

Mforensic
Jun 14th, 2007, 06:12 PM
Congrats to Naomi for her Wc into the Eastbourne qualies....I think she will do well!

VSandhi
Jun 14th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Eastbourne qualies??? whos got the 3 WCs for the eatbourne tournament?

Jodie
Jun 14th, 2007, 07:00 PM
Eastbourne qualies??? whos got the 3 WCs for the eatbourne tournament?

MAIN DRAW:
Anne Keothavong
Melanie South

QUALI DRAW:
Elena Baltacha
Sarah Borwell
Katie O'Brien
Naomi Cavaday :hug:

The 3rd MD WC goes to gold/silver exempt..

WIMBY
Jun 16th, 2007, 08:47 PM
Hard fought match Naomi :sad:

Jodie
Jun 22nd, 2007, 01:01 PM
Naomi vs Hingis at Wimbledon....

WIMBY
Jun 22nd, 2007, 02:15 PM
Think Hingis has been injured so you never know :devil:

jazar
Jun 22nd, 2007, 09:44 PM
i bet naomi will be devastated. next week, instead of doing a-levels like normal teenagers, she will be playing the legendary martina hingis, most probably on a show court

Slutiana
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:37 PM
i bet naomi will be devastated. next week, instead of doing a-levels like normal teenagers, she will be playing the legendary martina hingis, most probably on a show court

you thing she'll be devistated...while all her friends are doing a-levels...she'll be playing against the legendary hingis possibly on center court:drool: ...why is that bad?

jazar
Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:46 AM
you thing she'll be devistated...while all her friends are doing a-levels...she'll be playing against the legendary hingis possibly on center court:drool: ...why is that bad?

sarcasm anyone?

anyway, there are very few a-levels left now, its pretty much only chemistry i think

Slutiana
Jun 23rd, 2007, 11:43 PM
sarcasm anyone?

anyway, there are very few a-levels left now, its pretty much only chemistry i think

no, i wasnt bein sarcastic...just repeated what u said and asked if it was acuallya bad thing;)

im sure, no matter what the score, naiomi will talk about it as a great experienceu

jazar
Jun 24th, 2007, 09:34 AM
no, i wasnt bein sarcastic...just repeated what u said and asked if it was acuallya bad thing;)

im sure, no matter what the score, naiomi will talk about it as a great experienceu

i was the one being sarcastic.

of course it will be a great experience. who wouldn't want to go out on a show court and get beat by a multiple time grand slam champ

Slutiana
Jun 24th, 2007, 10:01 AM
i was the one being sarcastic.

of course it will be a great experience. who wouldn't want to go out on a show court and get beat by a multiple time grand slam champ

use smilies!

and she might not get beat anyway:wavey:

jazar
Jun 24th, 2007, 07:00 PM
use smilies!

and she might not get beat anyway:wavey:

if she wins i'll be the first person to congratulate her when she comes off court, but, as much as i want to it, it won't happen. even though hingis has been out injured, its a major step up for naomi and hingis will have way more variety than she can handle

Slutiana
Jun 24th, 2007, 10:23 PM
lets hope your wrong;)

Mforensic
Jun 26th, 2007, 01:03 AM
Although Naomi lost.....she should proud of the fact that she stretched Hingis to 3 sets showing what is in store for the furture as Naomi matures into the game!

Slutiana
Jun 26th, 2007, 09:54 AM
if she wins i'll be the first person to congratulate her when she comes off court, but, as much as i want to it, it won't happen. even though hingis has been out injured, its a major step up for naomi and hingis will have way more variety than she can handle

hah...you were nearly wrong:p 2 mps she had;)

SarahGetsWet
Jun 26th, 2007, 05:29 PM
She played well in the first two sets, right up to 5-5 in the second.

Monica_Rules
Jun 27th, 2007, 04:57 PM
Oh looking at Hingis draw now, if Naomi would have won she could have reached the 4th round. Nakamura would have been a relatively easy match. Then Granville whos nothing special. Massive chance missed.

Onto the junior now where i'm hoping for a semi or better.

jazar
Jun 27th, 2007, 09:44 PM
why is everyone neglecting to mention what lost naomi the match? her levels of fitness are appalling. she has supposedly done lots of work on it, but i see no evidence of that whatsoever. she is slow.

Onto the junior now where i'm hoping for a semi or better.

if she plays someone like alize cornet, then she will have no chance. if she plays pavlycgenkova it can be the battle of the unfit, chunky ones

Slutiana
Jun 27th, 2007, 10:35 PM
why is everyone neglecting to mention what lost naomi the match? her levels of fitness are appalling. she has supposedly done lots of work on it, but i see no evidence of that whatsoever. she is slow.



if she plays someone like alize cornet, then she will have no chance. if she plays pavlycgenkova it can be the battle of the unfit, chunky ones

it would help if alize was in the tournie...Junior FO was her last junior tournie

jazar
Jun 28th, 2007, 08:53 AM
it would help if alize was in the tournie...Junior FO was her last junior tournie

cornet should play. it would be really easy for her to win

ZAK
Jun 28th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Alize already had her fairwell to juniors. Naomi really should win it

*hingis_forever*
Jun 28th, 2007, 10:37 PM
cornet should play. it would be really easy for her to win
Cornet isn't thatgood, especially on grass.

jazar
Jun 30th, 2007, 03:27 PM
Alize already had her fairwell to juniors. Naomi really should win it

if someone as unfit as naomi wins juniors it will be a very poor reflection on the game.

Cornet isn't thatgood, especially on grass.

i saw cornet play the other day and she is the most impressive of the junior girls. i'm not meaning to be mean or rude but most of the junior girls are chunky, if not fat, and also unfit, alize is the exception

*hingis_forever*
Jun 30th, 2007, 05:28 PM
if someone as unfit as naomi wins juniors it will be a very poor reflection on the game.



i saw cornet play the other day and she is the most impressive of the junior girls. i'm not meaning to be mean or rude but most of the junior girls are chunky, if not fat, and also unfit, alize is the exception
Well, technically, Tamira Paszek counts as a junior as she is only 16 and she is much better than Cornet. Wozniacki is also a better player IMO! Also, this is grass. Cornet isn't that good on grass!

ZAK
Jun 30th, 2007, 08:20 PM
Well, technically, Tamira Paszek counts as a junior as she is only 16 and she is much better than Cornet. Wozniacki is also a better player IMO! Also, this is grass. Cornet isn't that good on grass!

You keep saying that but look at her results at Wimbledon, the only grass tournament she has ever played. I agree, though, that her game doesn't seem made for grass.

And in regards to Cavaday being unfit to win the title, all that matters is how plays in comparison to her competition. And on grass, in the her home country, she has a very good shot

Slutiana
Jun 30th, 2007, 08:25 PM
if someone as unfit as naomi wins juniors it will be a very poor reflection on the game.


shes not that unfit..i saw her...she isn't

*hingis_forever*
Jun 30th, 2007, 11:02 PM
And I must add that although Cornet may appear to be in great shape I can clearly recall her huffing and puffing after one set in her Roland Garros match against Venus.

jazar
Jul 1st, 2007, 07:54 PM
Well, technically, Tamira Paszek counts as a junior as she is only 16 and she is much better than Cornet. Wozniacki is also a better player IMO! Also, this is grass. Cornet isn't that good on grass!

paszek is chunky

shes not that unfit..i saw her...she isn't

ok, so the press and all the experts saying she is unfit are wrong then...

you may say she isnt unfit, but she certainly isnt in prime physical condition. if she wants to get to the top 100 she needs to put in the effort in the gym and i don't really see that happening

And I must add that although Cornet may appear to be in great shape I can clearly recall her huffing and puffing after one set in her Roland Garros match against Venus.

dont you think that is because venus williams is a very physical person to play against

Slutiana
Jul 1st, 2007, 08:11 PM
ok, so the press and all the experts saying she is unfit are wrong then...

you may say she isnt unfit, but she certainly isnt in prime physical condition. if she wants to get to the top 100 she needs to put in the effort in the gym and i don't really see that happening



i said she's not that unfit...

fat? No
unfit? Yes
Very Unfit? No

It's not an impossible mission to lose a few pounds tho

Mforensic
Jul 1st, 2007, 09:22 PM
Wow...this has got to stop. Suppose to celebrate her wins and mourn her losses...not make fun of the gal!

jazar
Jul 1st, 2007, 09:45 PM
i said she's not that unfit...

fat? No
unfit? Yes
Very Unfit? No

It's not an impossible mission to lose a few pounds tho

people have been telling her to lose a few pounds since she was like 13 and she hasnt done it yet

Wow...this has got to stop. Suppose to celebrate her wins and mourn her losses...not make fun of the gal!

i'm not making fun. i was merely highlighting a problem that everyone else on here seems to ingore