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oren987
Dec 2nd, 2005, 04:01 AM
Main draw:
(1)Tzipi Obziler (ISR) v Rachael Dillon (IRL) 61 62
(wc)Karen Shlomo (ISR) d. Jessica Orselli (ARG) 75 63
Cheli Bargil (ISR) v (wc)Efrat Mishor (ISR) 64 60
(Q)Maya Gaverova (RUS) d. (8)Dia Evtimova (BUL) 67(5) 64 64
(4)Gabriela Velasco-Andreu (ESP) v Timna Ticic (CRO) 67(5) 62 62
Manana Shapakidze (GEO) v (wc)Elana Agranovich (ISR) 36 62 64
Eva-Maria Hoch (AUT) v (wc)Nadine Fahoum (ISR) 64 62
Carmen Klaschka (GER) d. (7)Antonia Tout (ROM) 62 61
(6)Eva Fernandez (ESP) v Sheila Guerberg (ARG) 46 60 62
Marrit Boonstra (NED) v Nicole Thyssen (NED) 61 62
Aleksandra Kulikova (RUS) d. Kelly De Beer (NED) 76(4) 60
(3/Q)Irina Buryachok (UKR) v (Q)Tara Wigan (GBR) 64 62
(Q)Julia Glushko (ISR) d. (5)Diana Vranceanu (GER) 76(5) 75
(Q)Anastasia Poltoratskaya (RUS) v (Q)Natalia Orlova (RUS) 76(2) 64
Pauline Wong (NED) v (Q)Yuliya Hnateyko (UKR) 61 Ret.
(2)Margalita Chaknashvili (GEO) v (Q)Olga Duko (BLR) 64 63

2nd round:
(1)Tzipi Obziler d. (wc)Karen Shlomo 76(5) 61
(Q)Maya Gaverova d. Cheli Bargil 62 61
Manana Shapakidze d. (4)Gabriela Velasco 61 62
Eva-Maria Hoch d. Carmen Klaschka 63 64
Marrit Boonstra d. (6)Eva Fernandez 62 61
Aleksandra Kulikova d. (3)Irina Buryachok 64 62
(Q)Anastasia Poltoratskaya d. (Q)Julia Glushko 76(4) 62
(2)Margalita Chaknashvili d. Pauline Wong 63 63

QF:
(1)Tzipi Obziler d. (Q)Maya Gaverova 61 61
Eva-Maria Hoch d. Manana Shapakidze 64 06 60
Marrit Boonstra d. Aleksandra Kulikova 63 57 62
(2)Margalita Chaknashvili d. Anastasia Poltoratskaya 63 63

SF:
(1)Tzipi Obziler d. Eva-Maria Hoch 62 62
(2)Margalita Chaknashvili d. Marrit Boonstra 60 62

Final:
(2)Margalita Chaknashvili def. (1)Tzipi Obziler 75 63

Singles Qualifying Draw - first round:
(1)Irina Buryachok (UKR) v BYE
Doron Muravnik (ISR) v Alina Gershman (ISR) 62 64
Milana Yusupov (ISR) v Anastasia Cherkasin (ISR) 61 63
Tanja Kovacevic (AUS) v Natalie Handler (ISR) 60 60
(2)Tara Wigan (GBR) v BYE
Margalita Spicin (ISR) d. Galli Kaplan (ISR) 61 60
Sayaka Yoshino (JPN) v Mor Grossman (ISR) 61 61
(9)Efrat Zlotikamin (ISR) v BYE
(3)Zita Horanyi (HUN) v BYE
Veronika Sepp (AUT) d. Christa Magister (AUT) 64 46 61
Irina Matiychyk (UKR) v Verena Amesbauer (AUT) 61 63
(10)Anastasia Poltoratskaya (RUS) v BYE
(4)Franziska Klotz (AUT) v BYE
Olga Duko (BLR) v Darya Nakidaylo (BLR) 61 60
Marina Kojanova (MDA) d. Asli Semizoglu (TUR) 63 63
(12)Sheryl Gershon (USA) v BYE
(5)Natalia Orlova (RUS) v BYE
Ester Masuri (ISR) v Yael Anays (ISR) 60 61
Iris Khanna (AUT) v Dena Laadan (ISR) 61 62
(13)Lauren Imre (USA) v BYE
(6)Katherina Scholtisek (GER) v BYE
Farida Karaeva (UKR) v Chen Astrugo (ISR) 62 76(8)
Julia Glushko (ISR) v Shani Arnon (ISR) 46 61 64
Maja Kambic (SLO) d. (15)Olga Khrapkova (RUS) 75 61
(7)Martina Babakova (SVK) v BYE
Maya Gaverova (RUS) v Thamara Jonkman (NED) 62 61
Michal Bar (ISR) d. Tegan Edwards (RSA) 64 75
(14)Hila Elster (ISR) v BYE
(8)Danielle Harmsen (NED) v BYE
Orian Ben Haim (ISR) v Daniella Rabkin (ISR) 75 67(1) 62
Yuliya Hnateyko (UKR) d. Melanie Oosterhof (GER) 62 63
(11)Else Potgieter (RSA) v BYE

2nd Round:
(1)Irina Buryachok d. Doron Muravnik 64 64
Milana Yusupov d. Tanja Kovacevic 62 64
(2)Tara Wigan d. Margalita Spicin 61 61
Sayaka Yoshino d. (9)Efrat Zlotikamin 46 64 76(1)
(3)Zita Horanyi d. Veronika Sepp 63 36 64
(10)Anastasia Poltoratskaya d. Irina Matiychyk 75 57 75
Olga Duko d. (4)Franziska Klotz 64 67(3) 64
Marina Kojanova d. (12)Sheryl Gershon W/O
(5)Natalia Orlova d. Ester Masuri 62 46 62
(13)Lauren Imre d. Iris Khanna 75 64
Farida Karaeva d. (6)Katherina Scholtisek 75 60
Julia Glushko d. Maja Kambic 75 64
Maya Gaverova d. (7)Martina Babakova 60 75
(14)Hila Elster d. Michal Bar 63 63
(8)Danielle Harmsen d. Orian Ben Haim 60 62
Yuliya Hnateyko d. (11)Else Potgieter 62 63

Qualifying Round:
(1)Irina Buryachok d. Milana Yusupov 76(4) 63
(2)Tara Wigan d. Sayaka Yoshino 63 61
(10)Anastasia Poltoratskaya d. (3)Zita Horanyi 75 60
Olga Duko d. Marina Kojanova 61 62
(5)Natalia Orlova d. (13)Lauren Imre 63 61
Julia Glushko d. Farida Karaeva 62 46 63
Maya Gaverova d. (14)Hila Elster 61 61
Yuliya Hnateyko d. (8)Danielle Harmsen 16 63 75

CCCP1
Dec 2nd, 2005, 04:05 AM
OMG Tzipi, you're kidding

Tenisci
Dec 2nd, 2005, 10:20 AM
Good luck

Aslı :)

oren987
Dec 2nd, 2005, 01:24 PM
Withdrawals:

Charlene Vanneste
Ipek Senoglu :(

Tenisci
Dec 2nd, 2005, 01:27 PM
Withdrawals:

Charlene Vanneste
Ipek Senoglu :(


ipek will be back there next year :)

Shonami Slam
Dec 2nd, 2005, 04:43 PM
I will try and be there as much as possible - though i can't promise a thing cuz it's a pretty busy week for me.
if anyonw would like me to sheck out a player i would be happy to try, as well as take a picture on and off court.

DutchieGirl
Dec 3rd, 2005, 04:44 AM
I will try and be there as much as possible - though i can't promise a thing cuz it's a pretty busy week for me.
if anyonw would like me to sheck out a player i would be happy to try, as well as take a picture on and off court.

Thyssen and Boonstra would be great if you have a chance! :D

CCCP1
Dec 3rd, 2005, 06:01 AM
Could you please check Martina Babakova Shonami Slam

tks
Dec 3rd, 2005, 10:24 AM
Thyssen and Boonstra would be great if you have a chance! :D
I saw their doubles final yesterday in ramat hasharon, And they both played well :)

DutchieGirl
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:08 AM
I saw their doubles final yesterday in ramat hasharon, And they both played well :)

oh :cool: Lucky you! I want to see them play!

tobi
Dec 3rd, 2005, 05:34 PM
Singles Qualifying Draw

(1)Tara Wigan (GBR) v BYE
Doron Muravnik (ISR) v Alina Gershman (ISR)

Milana Yusupov (ISR) v Anastasia Cherkasin (ISR)
Tanja Kovacevic (AUS) v Natalie Handler (ISR)

(2)Zita Horanyi (HUN) v BYE
Galli Kaplan (ISR) v Margalita Spicin (ISR)

Sayaka Yoshino (JPN) v Mor Grossman (ISR)
Veronika Sepp (AUT) v Christa Magister (AUT)

(3)Franziska Klotz (AUT) v BYE
Maja Kambic (SLO) v BYE

Irina Matiychyk (UKR) v Verena Amesbauer (AUT)
(9)Anastasia Poltoratskaya (RUS) v BYE

(4)Natalia Orlova (RUS) v BYE
Olga Duko (BLR) v Darya Nakidaylo (BLR)

Asli Semizoglu (TUR) v Marina Kojanova (MDA)
(11)Sheryl Gershon (USA) v BYE

(5)Katherina Scholtisek (GER) v BYE
Ester Masuri (ISR) v Yael Anays (ISR)

Iris Khanna (AUT) v Dena Laadan (ISR)
(12)Lauren Imre (USA) v BYE

(6)Martina Babakova (SVK) v BYE
Farida Karaeva (UKR) v Chen Astrugo (ISR)

Julia Glushko (ISR) v Shani Arnon (ISR)
(14)Olga Khrapkova (RUS) v BYE

(7)Danielle Harmsen (NED) v BYE
Maya Gaverova (RUS) v Thamara Jonkman (NED)

Tegan Edwards (RSA) v Michal Bar (ISR)
(13)Hila Elster (ISR) v BYE

(8)Efrat Zlotikamin (ISR) v BYE
Orian Ben Haim (ISR) v Daniella Rabkin (ISR)

Melanie Oosterhof (GER) v Yuliya Hnateyko (UKR)
(10)Else Potgieter (RSA) v BYE

Tripp
Dec 3rd, 2005, 06:54 PM
It'd be great if you could tell me how Jessica Orselli's doing :wavey:

xcrtbckhnd
Dec 3rd, 2005, 08:15 PM
Sharon didn't make the Quali draw then, or is she a WC for the MD?

Randy H
Dec 3rd, 2005, 08:23 PM
Sharon will again receive a special exempt position into the main draw thanks to her performance in Ramat Hasharon :worship:

CCCP1
Dec 3rd, 2005, 10:34 PM
Good luck:

Tara Wigan
Tanja Kovacevic
Sayaka Yoshino
Maya Kambic
Olga Duko
Martina Babakova
Olga Khrapkova
Thamara Jonkman

polishprodigy
Dec 3rd, 2005, 11:40 PM
good luck Wigan, Khrapkova, Semizoglu, Duko and Matiyichyk

Do you think it will be Fichman/Matiyichyk again?

Meteor Shower
Dec 4th, 2005, 02:03 PM
tennisnet says Sharon Fichman won't play in Raanana.

tobi
Dec 4th, 2005, 07:00 PM
Singles Qualifying Draw-1st Round

(1)Irina Buryachok (UKR) v BYE
Doron Muravnik (ISR) v Alina Gershman (ISR) 62 64

Milana Yusupov (ISR) v Anastasia Cherkasin (ISR) 61 63
Tanja Kovacevic (AUS) v Natalie Handler (ISR) 60 60

(2)Tara Wigan (GBR) v BYE
Margalita Spicin (ISR) d. Galli Kaplan (ISR) 61 60

Sayaka Yoshino (JPN) v Mor Grossman (ISR) 61 61
(9)Efrat Zlotikamin (ISR) v BYE

(3)Zita Horanyi (HUN) v BYE
Veronika Sepp (AUT) d. Christa Magister (AUT) 64 46 61

Irina Matiychyk (UKR) v Verena Amesbauer (AUT) 61 63
(10)Anastasia Poltoratskaya (RUS) v BYE

(4)Franziska Klotz (AUT) v BYE
Olga Duko (BLR) v Darya Nakidaylo (BLR) 61 60

Marina Kojanova (MDA) d. Asli Semizoglu (TUR) 63 63
(12)Sheryl Gershon (USA) v BYE

(5)Natalia Orlova (RUS) v BYE
Ester Masuri (ISR) v Yael Anays (ISR) 60 61

Iris Khanna (AUT) v Dena Laadan (ISR) 61 62
(13)Lauren Imre (USA) v BYE

(6)Katherina Scholtisek (GER) v BYE
Farida Karaeva (UKR) v Chen Astrugo (ISR) 62 76(8)

Julia Glushko (ISR) v Shani Arnon (ISR) 46 61 64
Maja Kambic (SLO) d. (15)Olga Khrapkova (RUS) 75 61

(7)Martina Babakova (SVK) v BYE
Maya Gaverova (RUS) v Thamara Jonkman (NED) 62 61

Michal Bar (ISR) d. Tegan Edwards (RSA) 64 75
(14)Hila Elster (ISR) v BYE

(8)Danielle Harmsen (NED) v BYE
Orian Ben Haim (ISR) v Daniella Rabkin (ISR) 75 67(1) 62

Yuliya Hnateyko (UKR) d. Melanie Oosterhof (GER) 62 63
(11)Else Potgieter (RSA) v BYE

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 4th, 2005, 07:04 PM
good luck
(10)Anastasia Poltoratskaya (RUS)
Olga Duko (BLR) :) nice win
(6)Martina Babakova (SVK)
(14)Olga Khrapkova (RUS) v BYE :lol:
Maya Gaverova (RUS) :)

tobi
Dec 4th, 2005, 07:05 PM
good luck
(10)Anastasia Poltoratskaya (RUS)
Olga Duko (BLR) :) nice win
(6)Martina Babakova (SVK)
(14)Olga Khrapkova (RUS) v BYE :lol:
Maya Gaverova (RUS) :)
Results are in now and they changed the whole seedings coz they forgot to put Buryachok yesterday :o :lol:

Olga lost :help:

tobi
Dec 4th, 2005, 07:08 PM
Quali-2nd Round

(1)Irina Buryachok d. Doron Muravnik 64 64
Milana Yusupov d. Tanja Kovacevic 62 64

(2)Tara Wigan d. Margalita Spicin 61 61
Sayaka Yoshino d. (9)Efrat Zlotikamin 46 64 76(1)

(3)Zita Horanyi d. Veronika Sepp 63 36 64
(10)Anastasia Poltoratskaya d. Irina Matiychyk 75 57 75

Olga Duko d. (4)Franziska Klotz 64 67(3) 64
Marina Kojanova d. (12)Sheryl Gershon W/O

(5)Natalia Orlova d. Ester Masuri 62 46 62
(13)Lauren Imre d. Iris Khanna 75 64

Farida Karaeva d. (6)Katherina Scholtisek 75 60
Julia Glushko d. Maja Kambic 75 64

Maya Gaverova d. (7)Martina Babakova 60 75
(14)Hila Elster d. Michal Bar 63 63

(8)Danielle Harmsen d. Orian Ben Haim 60 62
Yuliya Hnateyko d. (11)Else Potgieter 62 63

Tenisci
Dec 4th, 2005, 07:20 PM
Aslı :sad:

DutchieGirl
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:13 PM
Results are in now and they changed the whole seedings coz they forgot to put Buryachok yesterday :o :lol:

Olga lost :help:

yeahI was gonna say, Jonkman was in the same part as Harmsen, and now not! :lol:

Well Go Dani!

CCCP1
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:18 PM
Well done

Sayaka Yoshino
Olga Duko
Tara Wigan
Danielle Harmsen

oren987
Dec 5th, 2005, 02:56 AM
Doron, Margalita, Efrat, Ester, Orian, Chen :( :sad:
Milana :D Julia (you must win the last quali round), Hila :D

Foot's Fingers
Dec 5th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Maya and nastya P ;)

dippykitty
Dec 5th, 2005, 12:48 PM
Tara :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 5th, 2005, 01:10 PM
thought it was too good for olga to get a bye :rolls:


(1)Irina Buryachok :)
(2)Tara Wigan :)
(10)Anastasia Poltoratskaya :D :)
Olga Duko ;) :D
(5)Natalia Orlova :D :)
Farida Karaeva :D
Maya Gaverova :yeah:

Tenisci
Dec 5th, 2005, 02:01 PM
Buryachok, hope u will do well. Since you are representing my city :)

JonBcn
Dec 5th, 2005, 02:04 PM
Final round qualifying:
http://www.tenniseurope.org/PDF/Professional/womens/Oct-Dec05/Raanana/sq.pdf

JonBcn
Dec 5th, 2005, 02:05 PM
Oh, and other draws are out:

http://www.tenniseurope.org/ProfessionalTennis/2005/WomenResDec.aspx

tobi
Dec 5th, 2005, 02:09 PM
Jon :wavey: :devil:

Singles Main Draw

(1)Tzipi Obziler (ISR) v Rachael Dillon (IRL)
Jessica Orselli (ARG) v (wc)Karen Shlomo (ISR)

Cheli Bargil (ISR) v (wc)Efrat Mishor (ISR)
(8)Dia Evtimova (BUL) v (Q)Maya Gaverova (RUS)

(4)Gabriela Velasco-Andreu (ESP) v Timna Ticic (CRO)
Manana Shapakidze (GEO) v (wc)Elana Agranovich (ISR)

Eva-Maria Hoch (AUT) v (wc)Nadine Fahoum (ISR)
(7)Antonia Tout (ROM) v Carmen Klaschka (GER)

(6)Eva Fernandez (ESP) v Sheila Guerberg (ARG)
Marrit Boonstra (NED) v Nicole Thyssen (NED)

Kelly De Beer (NED) v Aleksandra Kulikova (RUS)
(3/Q)Irina Buryachok (UKR) v (Q)Tara Wigan (GBR)

(5)Diana Vranceanu (GER) v (Q)Julia Glushko (ISR)
(Q)Anastasia Poltoratskaya (RUS) v (Q)Natalia Orlova (RUS)

Pauline Wong (NED) v (Q)Yuliya Hnateyko (UKR)
(2)Margalita Chaknashvili (GEO) v (Q)Olga Duko (BLR)

tobi
Dec 5th, 2005, 02:16 PM
Qualifying Round

(1)Buryachok d. Yusupov 76(4) 63
(2)Wigan d. Yoshino 63 61
(10)Poltoratskaya d. (3)Horanyi 75 60
Duko d. Kojanova 61 62
(5)Orlova d. (13)Imre 63 61
Glushko d. Karaeva 62 46 63
Gaverova d. (14)Elster 61 61 :)
Hnateyko d. (8)Harmsen 16 63 75

..ikke..
Dec 5th, 2005, 02:19 PM
Marrit vs. Nicole :mad:
Go Kelly and Pauline!! :)

tobi
Dec 5th, 2005, 02:20 PM
Doubles Main Draw-1st Round

(1)Hoch/Klaschka d. Guerberg/Orselli 63 61
(wc)Agranovich/Shlomo d. Dillon/Kovacevic 46 64 62

(3)Babakova/Vranceanu v (Q)Oosterhof/Sepp
Kulikova/Orlova v (Q)Chaknashvili/Shapakidze

Poltoratskaya/Tout d. Fahoum/Glushko 64 61
(4)Boonstra/Thyssen d. Amesbauer/Hnateyko 63 62

(wc)Anays/Ben Haim d. (wc)Elster/Yusupov 64 46 64
(2)De Beer/Harmsen d. Spicin/Zlotikamin 62 64

Meteor Shower
Dec 5th, 2005, 02:44 PM
Julia :D
Everyone else :( especially Chen and Efrat could have done much better :mad:
Margalita at second round :rolleyes: :(

Good luck in MD girls! :)
tzipi you better win the title :o

rrfnpump
Dec 5th, 2005, 02:47 PM
Good luck :hug: to :
* Dia Evtimova :kiss: ;)
* Manana Shapakidze
* Eva-Maria Hoch :drool:
* Kelly de Beer vs Aleksandra Kulikova :shrug:
* Anastasia Poltoratskaya v Natalia Orlova :shrug:
* Margalita Chaknashvili :)

Xian
Dec 5th, 2005, 03:04 PM
goooo Eva Maria :hearts: :lick: Rachael ;)
Eva Fernandez ;)


Verena, Iris, Christa, Veronika and Franziska in qualies :o :o :o

tobi
Dec 5th, 2005, 03:05 PM
goooo Eva Maria :hearts: :lick: Rachael ;)
Eva Fernandez ;)


Verena, Iris, Christa, Veronika and Franziska in qualies :o :o :o
I second that :drool: :hearts: :lick:

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 5th, 2005, 03:48 PM
well done in qualies to

(10)Nastya Poltoratskaya :D :)
Olga Duko ;)
(5) Natasha Orlova ;)
Maya Gaverova :D :)

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 5th, 2005, 03:50 PM
good luck in MD to
(Q)Maya Gaverova (RUS) ;)
Manana Shapakidze (GEO) ;)
Eva-Maria Hoch (AUT) D :)
Carmen Klaschka (GER) ;)
Nicole Thyssen (NED) ;)
Alexandra Kulikova (RUS) :kiss: :hug:
(Q)Anastasia Poltoratskaya (RUS)
(Q)Olga Duko (BLR) :)

chantie
Dec 5th, 2005, 04:52 PM
Good luck to all dutchies :angel: ;)

Marrit vs Nicole :mad:

oren987
Dec 5th, 2005, 07:36 PM
Julia :D well done girl and good luck in the main draw

CCCP1
Dec 5th, 2005, 09:17 PM
Well done

Tara Wigan
Olga Duko

Good Luck:

Tzipi Obziler
Dia Evtimova
Tara Wigan
Pauline Wong
Margalita Chakhnashvili
Babakova/Vranceanu
Harmsen/De Beer
Shapakidze/Chakhnashvli

DutchieGirl
Dec 5th, 2005, 10:50 PM
Oh you have got to be fucking kidding!!! :fiery: Marrit vs Nicole 1st r... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrr! Well I hope Nicole will win. And go Pauline and Kelly too!

*hingis_forever*
Dec 6th, 2005, 12:17 AM
Well done Tara and good luck in the main draw! :D

maxomax
Dec 6th, 2005, 02:39 AM
Fichman is not playing :sad:

Shonami Slam
Dec 6th, 2005, 07:02 AM
I'm heading to the tourny now - I'll be taking pictures and small vids of some of the matches, i see the dutchies here are very intrested in thier girls - so I'll try and take some dutchie pics :)
if there are any specific requests - please post - I shall be going to the tourny again (probably friday, but possibly earlier)

rrfnpump
Dec 6th, 2005, 07:04 AM
I'm heading to the tourny now - I'll be taking pictures and small vids of some of the matches, i see the dutchies here are very intrested in thier girls - so I'll try and take some dutchie pics :)
if there are any specific requests - please post - I shall be going to the tourny again (probably friday, but possibly earlier)

have fun :wavey: :kiss:
would like to her some infos on Margalita :D

pla
Dec 6th, 2005, 09:24 AM
I'm heading to the tourny now - I'll be taking pictures and small vids of some of the matches, i see the dutchies here are very intrested in thier girls - so I'll try and take some dutchie pics :)
if there are any specific requests - please post - I shall be going to the tourny again (probably friday, but possibly earlier)

Please take pictures of Dia Evtimova, you won't be dissapointed :hehehe:

Louis Cyphre
Dec 6th, 2005, 09:48 AM
If you are wondering whos Dia Evtimova just shoot the best looking girl ;) Thats her :devil:

DutchieGirl
Dec 6th, 2005, 10:39 AM
I'm heading to the tourny now - I'll be taking pictures and small vids of some of the matches, i see the dutchies here are very intrested in thier girls - so I'll try and take some dutchie pics :)
if there are any specific requests - please post - I shall be going to the tourny again (probably friday, but possibly earlier)

:woohoo: (Except I'm an Aussie). ;)

Tripp
Dec 6th, 2005, 11:28 AM
As I said before, would you please check Jessica Orselli for me? :)

Meteor Shower
Dec 6th, 2005, 12:47 PM
results from Israeli forum:

(1)Tzipi Obziler (ISR) d. Rachael Dillon (IRL) 6-1 6-2 ;)
(wc)Karen Shlomo (ISR) d. Jessica Orselli (ARG) 7-5 6-3 :D
Cheli Bargil (ISR) d. (wc)Efrat Mishor (ISR) :(
Manana Shapakidze (GEO) d. (wc)Elana Agranovich (ISR) 6-4 in the third :mad: got broken at 4*-4 :sad: :(
(Q)Julia Glushko (ISR) d. (5)Diana Vranceanu (GER) 7-6 7-5 :D :)
Eva-Maria Hoch (AUT) d. (wc)Nadine Fahoum (ISR) :sad:

Sorry, I don't have other scores.
Good luck in the next round Tzipi vs. Karen , Cheli and Julia.

Tripp
Dec 6th, 2005, 01:23 PM
Jessica :o That's bad :(

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 6th, 2005, 01:36 PM
Eva-Maria Hoch ;) :D
Manana :D

Foot's Fingers
Dec 6th, 2005, 03:09 PM
Tzipi in $10k :tape: even in native country

Shonami Slam
Dec 6th, 2005, 03:10 PM
back from the tourny and a game of Squash - I'm dead tired - but i somply must tell of the experiences :)
I arrived a bit late and saw Julio Glushko - our next big promise - leading Vranceanu with ease 7-6 4-1
but Julia wasn't focused, and Diana was really running her around, using a nice mix off her backhand side.
Julia is a real charactar - she was yelling at herself, and then gigglin, throwing the ball in the air "woohoo!!" after a very cad error, mocking herself, and looking at the support camp at all times, mimicking the judge delightfully.
she's definatly a young girl - and if you ask me, I'd say she might be in love.
but at 4-5 she remembered her love for the game and quickly ended it up with some HUGE "KADIMAAAA!!!" (our version of c'mon, allez or vamos).
the crowd loved her - she's a nice looking thing, with a powerful backhand to match.

I like the unique stuff - single handed backhands, S&V or slices are really rare in this kind of level. I take back all i've ever said against Davenport or Pierce's basebashing - They do it so well that it's enjoyable - but for two 500+ players, some of the matches were plain ugly. don't bother about the men - i wanted to bury myself - not a single brain in so many bodies. not that i think of my tennis so highly, but i swear - most of them are simply useless - hard and harder. the most common reaction to a rare slice (by men AND women) is an error. so you'd think the would slice alot?
nope. they wait patiently for thier serve - and bomb away again.
thank god women aren't strong enough to hit winners from anywhere - they turned a horrific first glance at the courts to a delightful day.
an old granny was commenting how nice it is to drink coffe and watch tennis - I secretly hoped she would choke on the beverage - as she was SO obssesed with herself. that's exactly when i decided I'm going for the hardcore stuff and watch the smallest courts, preferably with no israelis so the other israeli mob won't comment at each point such rubbish.
just so you know - around 50% of the men were SO shobinists. but around 99% of the women thought women's tennis is an absaloute disgrace, and how is it that they aren't learning cooking classes (well, they didn't say it like that - but they were saying how unclassy they look, all sweaty and stuff).
really, the first hour was horrible. i don't get along with crowds well.
but that's how i got to see the lovely Tout. frankly - I'm in love.
she played pretty standard tennis against Klashka (not sabine - but camerin) and could not deal well with the low, flat balls punched at her from the german's way.
it's a shame because the first 3 games had around 8 winners or so and the points were great - but Klashka was more consistent on her weak serve and could hold while tout was having double-troubles, as well as a very misfiring BH, which had a very "usually - i murder with this shot" feel to it.
and this is where both she and myself got very upset. the chairman called about 3 bad calls in a single game - two of them consecutivly. I'm not talking about little errors he couldn't see - I'm talking 5-10 CM mistakes. Tout was begging him to die (well, i suppose that's what she was thinking) and Klashka wouldn't give up the point. she turned to me (i was the only viewer) and said "it was so in (about her shot) right? you saw!" and both of us knew it didn't elp - but i really felt for her.
all the bad calls in the match were against her. around 8 in all. there were no line judges in the small courts, just the chairman and she was really frustrated. every time she got her head up - he would fuck up a call. add in her misfiring BH and she was easily dismantled by the consistent forehand assaults from Klashka (who has a forehand that start from REALLY low and goes up in lightning speed - but does not creat any spin. very awkward).
she lost 6-1 6-2, and was very dissapointed with herself.
while Gerglien (sp for sure) and Fernandez warmed up and started the match (quite a dull match actually - both were mumbling a whole lot of spanish to themselves, and moonballed quite alot at the beggining, especially off the BH side).
it got better later on when the Fernandez forehand was attacking and the Gehrglien BH counterpunching - but it wasn't enough for me and i checked out other matches.
I think i saw Jessica orselli (is she a bulky woman?) play and hate herself for missing almost every possible volley she so beautifully cunstructed - but i gave her a silent "unique player of the tourny" award for coming up with some miracoulas angles, dropshots, lobs and net play.
too bad the final shot always came out wrong, because you could see baselining wasn't competly her thing. in a different day, she could have won 6-1 6-1, at least.
Hoch was simply too much for nadine, who i later found hitting her bag softly and almost crying. I'd aprouch and say something - but i felt she wanted to be alone.
what can i say - basics are great for....basics. her inabbilty to create an oppurtunity is what hurt her - and i really wanted to yell at her at some point "your'e going to lose alot of matches before you start whipping alot of asses". too many weak points, focus lapses and silly mistakes took thier toll - and while her coming up to the net at times was encouraging - what she did once there was not.
It's not nice to say it - but it was a match in which she was manipulated. experience should help her win these matches.
next to the tout/klashka match, a pair of easter european girls were having a whole jungle of ajde, davai and another word i didn't understand in slavic. I didn't write down the names - but I think it was dia evitnova Avram, that won the match 6-7 6-4 6-4.
I'm saying this because she had a very Hantuchova look, thus - beautiful. she looked like a really young girl, and was leading 4-1 or even 5-1 before her opponent, bulky left handed girl who sometimes hits a double handed forehand, came up with some extraordinary reaches to frustrate Dia. she had a support camp of 3 and myself watching her. it was a nice forehand match. the backhands were loose at both ends.
they yelled words more than anyone else - probably because of the close scoreline.
they both looked promising, though frankly - I don't see any of them entering top100.
Tout passed by me at the corrider at one of my court changes and said "thanks for watching us" in a very sencere kind way. i said that i'm really sorry about the horrible line calls - she said she counted 5 or 6, i said i saw 8. she said that it really put her down each time, and that they were really hurting her focus - i said that i hope she's luckier next time, both with the judge and the match. she smiled, laughed and thanked me - and we said goodbye.
later on she saw me on her way out, waved and smiled. i was glad she seemed ok with the loss - I'm hoping to se her in doubles, at that point i'm going to embarress myself and roar with applause and happyness each time she hits a winner.
she was really cute and nice. i checked out her bio on wtatour and she seems to be making quick progress. I'm hoping she makes it big soon.
I didn't have time to see Obziler - mainly because she thrashed dillon, the irish girl in less than 40 minutes i think.
dillon is a cocky beautiful young girl, and 90-95% of the male players had a chat with her, checking her out. she didn't seem to mind, showing off her perfect figure.

(mind you - the male players were absaloute hunks. i felt embarressed).
I then had some time before i had to leave - so i went to see british player wiggan against byrachok (sp - check out the exact names - I'm way too tired).
you'd think brits S&V. think again. byrachok was the only intresting thin on court - She's tall, thin, hits hard, runs fast, volley's nicely, mixes it up - hit a winderoud lob, dropshoted at 100% and moved really well.
all this made the smaller, weaker, clumsy wiggan look very bad. lucky for her she was charming, and took every point loss very well. not much of an athlete - but a heck of a sportswoman. at that point i had to leave and didn't get to see margalita nor kulikova - both whom i wanted to see very much.

anyway - I'm trying to get there tomorrow as well.
once more - if there is anything you want - I'll try and watch it, and photos + vids will be available soon.

tobi
Dec 6th, 2005, 03:21 PM
Singles Main Draw-1st Round-Completed

(1)Tzipi Obziler (ISR) v Rachael Dillon (IRL) 61 62
(wc)Karen Shlomo (ISR) d. Jessica Orselli (ARG) 75 63

Cheli Bargil (ISR) v (wc)Efrat Mishor (ISR) 64 60
(Q)Maya Gaverova (RUS) d. (8)Dia Evtimova (BUL) 67(5) 64 64

(4)Gabriela Velasco-Andreu (ESP) v Timna Ticic (CRO) 67(5) 62 62
Manana Shapakidze (GEO) v (wc)Elana Agranovich (ISR) 36 62 64


Eva-Maria Hoch (AUT) v (wc)Nadine Fahoum (ISR) 64 62
Carmen Klaschka (GER) d. (7)Antonia Tout (ROM) 62 61

(6)Eva Fernandez (ESP) v Sheila Guerberg (ARG) 46 60 62
Marrit Boonstra (NED) v Nicole Thyssen (NED) 61 62

Aleksandra Kulikova (RUS) d. Kelly De Beer (NED) 76(4) 60
(3/Q)Irina Buryachok (UKR) v (Q)Tara Wigan (GBR) 64 62

(Q)Julia Glushko (ISR) d. (5)Diana Vranceanu (GER) 76(5) 75
(Q)Anastasia Poltoratskaya (RUS) v (Q)Natalia Orlova (RUS) 76(2) 64


Pauline Wong (NED) v (Q)Yuliya Hnateyko (UKR) 61 Ret.
(2)Margalita Chaknashvili (GEO) v (Q)Olga Duko (BLR) 64 63

tobi
Dec 6th, 2005, 03:24 PM
Maya :woohoo: :D
Eva-Maria :banana: :drool:
Carmen :bolt: :yeah:
Diana :o :help:
Nastya ;)

Gil Thanx so much for report,will read later tonight,have no time now ;)

tobi
Dec 6th, 2005, 03:26 PM
Doubles Main Draw-1st Round-Completed

(1)Hoch/Klaschka d. Guerberg/Orselli 63 61
(wc)Agranovich/Shlomo d. Dillon/Kovacevic 46 64 62

(3)Babakova/Vranceanu v (Q)Oosterhof/Sepp 64 61
Kulikova/Orlova v (Q)Chaknashvili/Shapakidze 62 61

Poltoratskaya/Tout d. Fahoum/Glushko 64 61
(4)Boonstra/Thyssen d. Amesbauer/Hnateyko 63 62

(wc)Anays/Ben Haim d. (wc)Elster/Yusupov 64 46 64
(2)De Beer/Harmsen d. Spicin/Zlotikamin 62 64

pla
Dec 6th, 2005, 03:38 PM
Shonami Slam :worship: . Thanks a lot, I can't good rep you any time soon but the intention is there :D

Indeed, Dia looks very young and slim- she's not old thouhg ;).

I'll find you a picture. She was a vey promising youngster but then got stuck :sad:. That's the main reason I wanted YOU to see her, you can evaluate her game.

Gallery (http://fotoalbum.web.de/gast/picdina/Tennis_2005_OFF_COURT) - you'll see Dia after Anna Chatvetadze.

pla
Dec 6th, 2005, 03:40 PM
Oh f*ck, Dia lost :fiery:

Meteor Shower
Dec 6th, 2005, 04:01 PM
Do you have vids of the israeli players? Julia,Karen,Nadine?
How did Keren play (against Orselli)?

Thanks, great report :)

matthias
Dec 6th, 2005, 04:40 PM
Go Carmen Klaschka

rrfnpump
Dec 6th, 2005, 05:31 PM
Eva-Maria :D :kiss:
maybe two in a row here

Dia :( :crying2:
that should have been your win

Manana and Margalita :yeah:
keep going

Diana is just hopeless
cannot win a match

thanks Gil for the super report :D
you are the master of looong post :p

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 6th, 2005, 05:43 PM
Sasha K ;) :hug:
Carmen :D :)
Nastya :D :)
Maya :)

Olga :sad:
Nicole :( :(

Ellery
Dec 6th, 2005, 06:46 PM
Dia :help:
Antonia :help:
Tzipi :D
Irina :bounce:

Shonami Slam
Dec 6th, 2005, 07:07 PM
Do you have vids of the israeli players? Julia,Karen,Nadine?
How did Keren play (against Orselli)?

Thanks, great report :)

I have a few short vedios of Julia - They are of high quality, but my skills at filming are quite bad.
Since i saw she was winning, i told myself I'd take better photos and vids later on in the week.

I'f she'll be playing tomorrow - I'll try and take more photos and vids.
I felt too shy to get near the court and picture them, and there were no angles to see the complete court, only a player at a time.
i didn't photo nadine and karen, nor vid them.
Keren was mostly bennifiting from errors. she wasn't impressive at all, but she was very happy with the win, and kept her cool while orselli got pissed off and yelled every now and then.
I think she doesn't like yelling "kasima" because she "c'mon!"ed way more. :o
other than that - nice forehand, uses a bit of angle on it.
I'll try and get tzip and her.

and once more - if anyone wants something - just ask.

Kutuzova
Dec 6th, 2005, 07:41 PM
photos and videos of julia and manana shapiadkidze would be great thanks!!!

Meteor Shower
Dec 6th, 2005, 07:50 PM
I have a few short vedios of Julia - They are of high quality, but my skills at filming are quite bad.
Since i saw she was winning, i told myself I'd take better photos and vids later on in the week.

I'f she'll be playing tomorrow - I'll try and take more photos and vids.
I felt too shy to get near the court and picture them, and there were no angles to see the complete court, only a player at a time.
i didn't photo nadine and karen, nor vid them.
Keren was mostly bennifiting from errors. she wasn't impressive at all, but she was very happy with the win, and kept her cool while orselli got pissed off and yelled every now and then.
I think she doesn't like yelling "kasima" because she "c'mon!"ed way more. :o
other than that - nice forehand, uses a bit of angle on it.
I'll try and get tzip and her.

and once more - if anyone wants something - just ask.

Its ok, thank you :)
Oh, so Keren is a defensive player..

I'm just wondering.. Who were the players that played brainless tennis in your opinion in the women side?

Shonami Slam
Dec 6th, 2005, 08:34 PM
the brainless part reffered to the men (the vast majority were hopeless.)
of the women - I thought Daria (who played julia) wasn't thinking at all on court, and dillon wasn't looking bright either.
I won't be able to take vids tomorrow after all :( but i'll be taking pics.

tobi
Dec 6th, 2005, 08:36 PM
Have fun :wavey:

Had some fav last two weeks but not this week here :(

So I will be happy with any report and any pic :lol:

tobi
Dec 6th, 2005, 09:02 PM
OOP Wednesday Gil ;)

Court 1-10.00

Obziler v Shlomo
Mens Match
Hoch/Klaschka v Agranovic/Shlomo

Court 2-09.15

Kulikova v Buryachok
Velasco v Shapakidze
Kulikova/Orlova v Babakova/Vranceanu

Court 3-09.15

Hoch v Klaschka
Gaverova v Bargil

Court 4-09.15

Fernandez v Boonstra
Chaknashvili v Wong
Poltoratskaya/Tout v Boonstra/Thyssen

Court 5-09.15

Poltoratskaya v Glushko

rated_next
Dec 6th, 2005, 11:19 PM
thanks for the fantastic report :)

Tzipora :), Irina :), Margalita :)
Gabriela won a match :worship: :)

Antonia :sad:

CCCP1
Dec 7th, 2005, 12:57 AM
Well done

Tzipi Obziler
Eva Hoch
Pauline Wong
Margalita Chakhnashvili
Julia Gluschko
Babakova/Vranceanu
Harmsen/De Beer

DutchieGirl
Dec 7th, 2005, 06:38 AM
:sad: Nicole
Go Marrit!

Foot's Fingers
Dec 7th, 2005, 08:54 AM
Sasha Maya Nastya :kiss:

xXSarajevoXx
Dec 7th, 2005, 12:14 PM
Eva-Maria :)

tobi
Dec 7th, 2005, 01:35 PM
2nd Round

(1)Tzipi Obziler d. (wc)Karen Shlomo 76(5) 61
(Q)Maya Gaverova d. Cheli Bargil 62 61

Manana Shapakidze d. (4)Gabriela Velasco 61 62
Eva-Maria Hoch d. Carmen Klaschka 63 64

Marrit Boonstra d. (6)Eva Fernandez 62 61
Aleksandra Kulikova d. (3)Irina Buryachok 64 62

(Q)Anastasia Poltoratskaya d. (Q)Julia Glushko 76(4) 62
(2)Margalita Chaknashvili d. Pauline Wong 63 63

tobi
Dec 7th, 2005, 01:37 PM
QF Doubles

(1)Hoch/Klaschka d. (wc)Agranovich/Shlomo 62 63 :yeah:
Kulikova/Orlova d. (3)Babakova/Vranceanu 76(3) 61
(4)Boonstra/Thyssen d. Poltoratskaya/Tout 62 61
(2)De Beer/Harmsen d. (wc)Anays/Ben Haim 62 64

tobi
Dec 7th, 2005, 01:38 PM
Maya :yeah: :D
Eva-Maria :drool: :D but Carmen :sad: :help:

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 7th, 2005, 02:18 PM
Sasha :woohoo: :kiss: :hug: :D
Nastya :banana: :D
Maya ;) :D
Eva-Maria ;) :D
Manana :)

Tenisci
Dec 7th, 2005, 02:31 PM
Manana :)

Margalita :)

Ellery
Dec 7th, 2005, 04:06 PM
Irina :help:
Tzipi :)
Karen :sad: but good fight :bounce:
Gabriela :o

Shonami Slam
Dec 7th, 2005, 05:17 PM
my second day in the tournie started off horribly.
my mum refused to give me a lift there, and since she needed the car - well, i couldn't take it either.
so a 15 minute ride turned into an hour long bus + walk. i have wished my bus would explode and she feel guilty forever.
the other half was not pity, by the way, nor too much care for myself - i was just really expecting to watch some more matches.
So i reached there in time too see some Shlomo/Obziler and was suprised at the scoreline - 7-6 0-0 deuce, i thought tzip would crush the israeli WC - but shlomo played fantastic tennis. she chipped and charged, she sliced tzip out of her comfort zone, she took risks and served big - It was the kind of game that erally puzzled me - how is it that she isn't in the top200, if not top300 at least. hell - why isn't she in the top500?! her only misfiring was the BH, especially down the line. if tzip would not use her deep thunder forehand, the shlomo assualt would win her the match - but taip also was able to pass shlomo quite alot at the net, never feeding an easy voley or smash - to be honest, it WAS top class tennis at times, the kind the frustrates me to how come Obziler's career was so far from her real potential.
Shlomo was fighting very well in the second, and i left when she was in a 1-3 deflict, but still - she was kept to her gameplan, looking at her couch - the sole supporter against all the other crowd.
I overheard two bullshit supplyers (israeli coaches) talk about thier funding, complaining money first - wins later.
anyway - tzip looked like a counter-puncher - she isn't. that's how much shlomo was attacking.
sadly - she couldn't keep it up.

I was walking to the other courts just in time to see a very upset Glushko lose the last couple of points, and looked pissed off at herself. she pretty much ran out of court, and i didn't stop her to ask for a photo or anything, poor thing.
I did speak to Fernandez though - asking her how was her morning match - she said she lost and i was vey dissapointed - I complemented her FH and she was very friendly - explaining she's watching spanish velesco because they might be flying back together, and joked that she hopes her friend would lose. we must have disturbed the charwomen - because she gave us a look.
I asked her about doubles, but she had lost her first round match - and so i wished her the best of luck, and said that i hope she comes here again - she said she will :)
"c'ya!" and I was off to watch Gaverova thrash Bergil.
Bergil is pretty - almost too pretty for her own good.
but she looked much more determined and willing to win than her opponent - but soon enough i understood that it's because Gaverova didn't need any will to take this match easily - she was simply superior.
Looking at the backhands exchange was really a metephore for the whole match - Gaverova had powerful flat strokes or topspin loaded anguler shots
Bergil couldn't hit more than 2 backhands without hitting an error.
Bergil has a very flat game - and Gaverova treated the low balls well - I guess Dia (from yesterday) had the game to trouble Gaverova, and she had amazing reaches as well.
Bergil had only hatred towards her backhand - at one point telling herself that she should stick to what she learned - because obviously she doesn't own a backhand shot.
so she decided to go for safety slices - which worked much better, but as her forehand wasn't great either - Gaverova won games easily, as heli had no weapons.
well - not exactly - the Israeli serve was pretty darn good. really good, powerful and accurate. apart from a gaverova forhand lapse - i don't think bergil won two consecutive points from rallies - only from quick werve points.
Heli yelled at herself "why slice?!" and then, as if to downgrade herself completly "because i can't hit a backhand". this is the point she decided to lost this match and go home. the Lefty Gaverova needed very little time to win game, set and match 6-2 6-1, or a simuler scoreline.
At this point margalita was passing by me again and again - she was required at the desk office, and talked to her coach who was watching her teammate manana shapkidze. She smiled to me each time she passed (please remember - i am the sole person apart players, coaches or personal to watch these girls - if you don't play an israeli there is no crowd - if it's a woman's match - there might not be a crowd even if it IS an israeli - like the Bergil match.
So i had a few words with quite alot of forighn players - and i quickly found out that they are all very friendly and have no idea that they have fans. I informed some of them that they do - especially margalita, who is quite populer. it's amazing - they were all quite shocked someone knows them. Tout for example was mistyfied i knew her name.
So me and margalita watched manana play - firstly for all the israelis here - is she jew? she talked pretty fluent hebrew while playing. i took some pictures of her playing and hitting shots - she really thrilled me since the match was a very clay like in a since that there were plenty of dropshots, lobs and reaches. it was very enjoyable.
At the end of it her coach asked me for what are my pictures for - I thought she was pissed at me or something, but she asked if there is a place she can see them - I told her I'd do more than that - I'd e-mail her them! she laughed and said that "really - i no know how do e-mail". so i was then sent to manana to ask her for her E-mail (after the end of the match, of course) and she said she'd better write it down, cuz it's complicated. i gave her the paper and pencil that i use for writing notes that i can share with you all ( :P ) and now I need to send the pics to her e-mail adress.
she said she's shaking and thanked me - I said someone specificly requested a report about her and she was like "no!" in disbelief - I told her she got fans already and she was truly delighted - she thanked me about 4 or 5 times (as in - thank you thank you thank you thank you) and i was pretty much embarressed - thanking her back for coming to the tourny and entertaining me with her game.
she was a darling, really.

next up i watched some doubles - the kulikova/orlova russian dou were up against diana (who lost to glushko) and babakova. as doubles players - babakova and diana were obviously better paired up - they had what you can call doubles experience - they had a leader (diana), they had a plan, they knew what they were doing.
but the russians had something better - they had game. the russians trailed 0-2, but were laughing, smiling and kidding around, also joking at me i think at one point - but they were very nice to me, so it wasn't mean or anything. at this point babakova hit two DF and that led to the russian domination of the game. even when they lost games - it was because thier opponents used all they could to scrape it out.
I don't know which of the russians was which - but it seemed the brunnette one was a bit annoyed with the long points and she took quite some chances. her blonde compatriot was the solid one, hitting tough groundies that didn't allow thier opponents much.
3 games in a row for the russians, i left with a feeling they should win the match, and that both will be top200 players - i could almost feel thier russianism from them - growing into great athletes, with questionable mentality. a bit coocoo - but amazingly gifted. the brunette was a bit more crazy, and a bit better. i wouldn't be suprised if that combo get's her to top100.
the reason i left was so that i can watch my girl Tout partnering Poltoratskaya against Marrit and nico (Boonstra/Thyssen team).
I took a picture of her and she was flattered - we talked a bit in the morning, I asked her whom she's playing (the winners of two ITF titles in the past two weeks, she said (she said "i think") whom she's partnering, why she's not playing with countrywomen diana Vranceanu (she already had a partner) and what's her plans (i want to win and stay - but it will be very hard).
i asked what court it will be in, and she told me (4).
sadly - the match started a bit late, and i didn't have much time as i had to leave, but gaverova and two women (seemed like the coaches) were the sole spectators besides me. I congratulated Gaverova, and she thanked me.
I think tout liked me watching - she was obviously giving me good shot poses in her warm up - and she was very smily. the match started off nicely as they led 2-0. the ditchie was complaining the lack of another linesman because the emprie made a mistake (she complained about 3 - she was wrong about 2 of them...a bit rude to the chariman as well. she's a small packed girl, with a slim and noodley partner. they really were exact opposites - so i guess they have a nice game together).
at 2-1 to to tout and Poltoratskaya the noodle girl asked for a trainer - and at this point i had to leave. i was very dissapointed - and signaled antonia that i had to leave - she yelled out to me "thank you very much!" and i gave her a scorny reply "you HAVE to win this, because i want to see you tomorrow!" and she laughed and smiled, waving to me.
i guess i should have stayed, because i now see they lost badly, and i won't be seeing her again ever, or at least for a long long time (i'm hoping she wins a grand slam and thanks "the boy who was my first fan" and then i'll blush. yes - i'm sick)

I'll be going tomorrow and cheer for manana and margalita.
once again - any specific requests willl be happyly treated - i hope this report was good enough - I'll try uploading some of the pics and vids from yesterday tonight - today's pictures as well as tomorrows will be treated later on.

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 7th, 2005, 05:36 PM
thanx for reports

that brunette Russian is Alexandra Kulikova ;) :wavey:
she's very nice.

..ikke..
Dec 7th, 2005, 06:43 PM
Marrit :bounce:

Shonami Slam
Dec 7th, 2005, 06:58 PM
thanx for reports

that brunette Russian is Alexandra Kulikova ;) :wavey:
she's very nice.

she seemed the most promising player I saw in the tournament.
I don't know how her sisters are - but she's your typical top russian.
Some people don't like it - but like Kuznetsova, Myskina and Dementieva, she has that crazed behavior - the shrieks, the yells, the bursts of anger or dissapointment and the wonder shots.
she has great potential, I hope she comes to the ande open as her debut wta event. for a 16 year old - she was simply amazing at times.

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 7th, 2005, 07:28 PM
she seemed the most promising player I saw in the tournament.
I don't know how her sisters are - but she's your typical top russian.
Some people don't like it - but like Kuznetsova, Myskina and Dementieva, she has that crazed behavior - the shrieks, the yells, the bursts of anger or dissapointment and the wonder shots.
she has great potential, I hope she comes to the ande open as her debut wta event. for a 16 year old - she was simply amazing at times.

Regina & Jelena arent her sisters, nor related at all.
hopefully 2006 can be even better for Sasha :)
her English is very good :) :angel:

CCCP1
Dec 7th, 2005, 07:46 PM
Well done

Tzipi Obziler
Eva Hoch
Margalita Chakhnashvili
HOch/Klaschka
De Beer/Harmsen

Shonami Slam
Dec 7th, 2005, 07:56 PM
Regina & Jelena arent her sisters, nor related at all.
hopefully 2006 can be even better for Sasha :)
her English is very good :) :angel:

didn't know that - thanks.

well - she only participated in 10Ks and 25Ks right?
I hope she get's into ande open quallies (at least!) she's been to many tournies here so far, so it's only fair she get's something out of it.
Istanbul open should be generous to her as well IMO.
I'll try to ask her what are her plans for next year and update you with them.
i overheard tzip talking about her plans for next year's aussie circuit - but didn't quite get what she said.

by the way - all the girls so far seemed to have very good english.

tobi
Dec 7th, 2005, 08:22 PM
Gil thanx for reports :worship:

Yeah these ITF girls are very well indeed,very friendly :hug: and they are feeling they have no fans at all :sad:

But I let few I met and encouraged them and they replied me very kindly :hug:

Yeah,most of the players I talked had wonderful English ;)

And about fan,even top 250-300 girl Lauren Breadmore (where I met :hug: ) was in shock where I replied her name ;)

After our few days of chat she started to play better and won a $25K Challenger later on :lol: :yeah: ;)

xXSarajevoXx
Dec 7th, 2005, 09:36 PM
Well done Eva Maria :) :)

rated_next
Dec 7th, 2005, 11:20 PM
thanks again :)

Tzipora :), Margalita :)

Gabriela :sad: :sad:, Eva :sad:, Irina :sad: :sad:

Jodie
Dec 7th, 2005, 11:42 PM
Tnx for the reports! :yeah:

Maya & Marrit :D

Shonami Slam
Dec 8th, 2005, 12:05 AM
alot of photos from day1 already uploaded - i have only around 10 more.
does anyone know how i can convert multiple video files into one bigger file? that whould really help me upload the Glushko vids.
tomorrow I'll be using the better Camera and will be able to take vids again
I'll try and take at least a minute from every match - concentrating on manana.
day2 pictures will be taken care of tomorrow, it just takes alot of time to upload.
in the meantime - a lovely pic i cought of Shiela Guerberg cutting her nails before a match http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c10/Shonami/tennisraananad10kdayone/32f6520b.jpg

Shonami Slam
Dec 8th, 2005, 12:16 AM
http://photobucket.com/albums/c10/Shonami/tennisraananad10kdayone/
last few photos giving me a hard time and i'm really tired.
I'll add them up tomorrow

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2005, 01:36 AM
:yippee: Marrit! Go on girl!

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2005, 01:38 AM
http://photobucket.com/albums/c10/Shonami/tennisraananad10kdayone/
last few photos giving me a hard time and i'm really tired.
I'll add them up tomorrow

sorry, but the link doesn't work. It's asking me to log in (as you) to share your photo's! :p

Shonami Slam
Dec 8th, 2005, 04:56 AM
sorry - i forgot to make it public - it should be all right now.

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2005, 05:35 AM
sorry - i forgot to make it public - it should be all right now.

:yeah: Now it works! :D But :sad: no Dutchies! :p

Shonami Slam
Dec 8th, 2005, 05:54 AM
:yeah: Now it works! :D But :sad: no Dutchies! :p

a little marrite and nico from day two - I'll be uploading that today.

rrfnpump
Dec 8th, 2005, 06:25 AM
Eva-Maria won two in a row :banana: :D
can she make it to the semis??

Manana and Margalita ;)

Aleksandra and Anastasia :)

nice players left!

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2005, 07:35 AM
a little marrite and nico from day two - I'll be uploading that today.

:cool: :D

CCCP1
Dec 8th, 2005, 08:24 AM
Any videos??

Shonami Slam
Dec 8th, 2005, 12:05 PM
i took alot of vids today - around 8 minutes of total play only though -as it's still only a digital camera, not a vedio recorder.
Manana, Margalita, Kulikova, Marrit, Gaverova, Obziler pics and vids.

would you guys prefer sepearte match vids uploaded or the whole lot together?
report later on, as well as day two pics, and possibly day 3 pics as well.

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2005, 12:07 PM
whatever's easiet with the vids I guess. :D

chantie
Dec 8th, 2005, 12:07 PM
Marrit :worship: :bounce:
Marrit/Nicole ;) :p
Kelly/Danielle :D :)

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2005, 12:09 PM
Marrit :worship: :bounce:
Marrit/Nicole ;) :p
Kelly/Danielle :D :)

Hope Marrit/Nicole will win...and win the final, then they have a clean sweep of the doubles titles in Israel! :D

tobi
Dec 8th, 2005, 12:47 PM
QF

(1)Tzipi Obziler d. (Q)Maya Gaverova 61 61
Eva-Maria Hoch d. Manana Shapakidze 64 06 60
Marrit Boonstra d. Aleksandra Kulikova 63 57 62
(2)Margalita Chaknashvili d. Anastasia Poltoratskaya 63 63

tobi
Dec 8th, 2005, 12:50 PM
SF Doubles

Kulikova/Orlova d. (1)Hoch/Klaschka 76(3) 60 :sad:
(4)Boonstra/Thyssen d. (2)De Beer/Harmsen 63 61

Jodie
Dec 8th, 2005, 12:50 PM
Marrit :bounce: :banana:

Jodie
Dec 8th, 2005, 12:51 PM
Marrit/Nicole :banana:

tobi
Dec 8th, 2005, 12:51 PM
My Superstar Eva-Maria :drool: :woohoo: :bolt: :drool:

Scoreline is just :rolls:

Nastya :sobbing:

Tenisci
Dec 8th, 2005, 12:58 PM
Margalita :)

Tzipora :)

Wimanna
Dec 8th, 2005, 01:00 PM
Sasha :sad:

Eric49
Dec 8th, 2005, 01:09 PM
Marrit :)

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 8th, 2005, 01:13 PM
Sasha :bigcry: :sad: :( :(
Nastya :( :(
Maya :( :(

Eva-Maria ;)

Xian
Dec 8th, 2005, 02:07 PM
Eva-Maria :eek: :eek: :worship: :worship:

xXSarajevoXx
Dec 8th, 2005, 03:54 PM
Eva-Maria finally in SF :yeah:

rrfnpump
Dec 8th, 2005, 04:14 PM
Eva-Maria :D :bounce: :D
finally a semi - now get some games off Tzipora

Margalita ;)
win this tournament

Russians :( :sad:

chantie
Dec 8th, 2005, 05:17 PM
Marrit :worship: :bounce:
Marrit/Nicole :angel: :p

Too bad kelly/Danielle :sad:

Shonami Slam
Dec 8th, 2005, 10:58 PM
another long report, and i'm way too tired.
furstly i would like to say that all tennis players hvave Ipod minis.
now, if the ITF is giving those out for free, I'm willing to start playing as well.

anyway - I started off by watching Marrit against Aleksandra Kulikova. now this was high class tennis with plenty of long rallies, winners and delightful points - It was the best match of the tourny by far, and it was a prevlidge to see two young women whom obviously belong to a much higher class. this was more like Justine playing Kim when they were toungsters playing in israel, than the other QF matches of the day.
Marrit, AKA noodle girl served really big today, and for the first time i saw mutiple Aces during a match. Sasha (kulikova) has the signs of a top100 player for sure, and she lost this only because of marrits amazing movement. the dutch girl is about 1.80 and was running around like mad, reaching all the balls with enough time to make something out of them.
i stopped counting deuce games at 5 - but i reckon there were around 12 of those. it was extremelly close, and the scoreline didn't represent what really happened on court.
both girls were very fit and ran arund alot, i was very impressed, since they played 10+ point rallies 90% of the time, and so it was a question of who could break the groundie stronghold - and in this complicated point, you can understand why marrit had the upper hand.
Kulikova's game lacks a bit of spice to it. she has a Myskina like game, counterpunching but producing quite some power herself. but she can't finish up points. she loses her confidence at that last crucial blow - causing a) an error b) giving marrit an easy ball to slice, and we're back on groundie terms.
Marrit on the other hand used her forhand to finish off points, usually going cross court, opening up the court enough to hit a winner to the oposite, now open part of the court. though marrit seemed to be breathing very heavily - she was totally ok throughout the complete match. another point ender was marrit's smashing. since she's so high, she would take some balls on the rise, and quickly a couple of steps up the court, should a defensice high but short ball come her way - and with the pressure she maintained - those came up quite alot.
so these two issues - Kulikova's lack of a final blow - a sudden increase on pace, speed and power, as well as Marrits forehand winners - were what seperated the two.
when i thanked kulikova for the game, saying it was really awesome - she didn't hink too highly of it, nor her self. she thought the second set was ok, but in the rest she wasn't pleased. well - Duh. but no, she's a sweet girl and i think we're going to see great things from her. expect her to be another blossoming 17 year old in 2006.

beside the russian/dutchi court - i was also watching georgian manana against austrian hoch.
I can't say i like Hoch's game. it was dull, boring and never attacking.
Manana's backhand down the line on the other hand was a delightful shot.
and to understand how crucial it was for her - It worked in the second set, it didn't in the third.
It's a Jankovic like shot - curling up her bofy and exploding on the ball with loads and loads of topspin, though the bal stays low enough. It was a blissful shot.
but her serve is shameful, her forehand unrealiable and her mentality very fragile, tears forming in her eyes every few UE. Hoch enjoyed bieng supportless, looking at manana's support team (the georgian staff) and mocking them with "cmon"s. it wasn't a pretty sight, and when the georgian rudefully cheered a hoch DF the chairman requested them to keep quite till the end of the game. at that moment, if looks could kill i'd be a goner, cuz i was the only sound heard other than tennis - and i was cheering for manana. hoch wasn't pleased. at 0-3 third set, Manana had a trainer to court, and it seemed her back was aching badly. she was sobbing, almost crying - and really, she just wanted to be home by the look in her eyes. I felt a bit sorry for the youngster.
two deuce games that went to hochs way sealed the match.
later on, i told her that i really liked her backhand down the line, and that i took some vids of her - and that i'll send her them. she thanked me, but still looked depressed. i told her I'd be very happy to see her in israel again, and that I'm sure she'll fair better the next time. with that we parted.
I didn't stay long for Gaverova/Obziler. It wasn't fun.
Gaverova made an UE every 3 shots, from both wings. tzip pounded her really strong forehands and since Eva isn't that quick - tzip was able to make short work of her.
you could tell tzip was a top200 player today (finally...)
I decided Gaverova must stop playing safety shots to mid court if she want's to do anything against tzip - but what worked in her first two rounds seemed to make her mind up - go for a winner, or keep the ball in play.
this lack of construction play led her to try out dropshopting - but tzip is too experienced and fit for those kind of tricks. she reached most of them.
dissapointing match - i expected much more.
last QF match of the day saw Georgian #2 seed Margalita Chaknashvili against Russian polotroskaya.
another very easy match to sum up - The russians serve was the weakest I've seen this week. her first serve was strong - but didn't get in more than 10 times throughout all of the match - her second serve was short with no spin.
and so - Margalita broke by will. she led 3-0 but got frustrated with herself for hitting a loose forehand. this was the first sign of fragility from the georgian - and surely, she got pissed at herself for no apperant reason every now and then. a bit creepy, to be honest.
so the russian was able to break every now and then, plus she held twice - but it was up to chaknashvili to decide which points she wants to win.
not that polotroskaya's ground game was that bad - but it wasn't enough to sting margalita, and she went for alot of dropshots every time she tired out from the rally.

at his point I'd like to say that the complete Israeli staff had a loose day - we call it in hebrew "schoona" meaning neighberhood. it's a kinda"anything goes" that evryone can do whatever they like without asking. the line judge and chairman were joking aourd, the chairman was calling "out" in funny voices, he left the court so he could laugh freely, and get himself a drink.
It pissed me off a bit.
one line judge stopped looking at the lines and started talking with me at the manana/hoch match. he asked me if I'm a journalist of something, becuse i kept photographing and writing notes (for you guys). the chairmen talked with eachother during changes of ends, they loaned each other thier sunglasses and generally speaking - they didn't seem to care much about the players and the match.
now Margalita laughed at the "funny" calls (i think she was embarressed a bit, so she laughed) but polotroskaya wasn't amused at all.
but it didn't matter - the georgian won easily.

i finished off the day by watching a bit of orlova/kulikova against Klashka/Hoch.
none looked as though they were pure doublists (like the dutch girls, who all have fine doubles skills) and the russian girls were clearly superior at singles - Kulikova was the most dominant player on court, taking care of finishing off points.
i left at 3 all, i think - not before retrieving a ball that went over the fence. kulikova waved goodbye and smiled to me - and with that i was out of there.

sorry i wasn't as informative - but i have plenty of vids from today that will be uploaded this weekend (hopefully)

rated_next
Dec 8th, 2005, 10:58 PM
Tzipora :), Margalita :)

DutchieGirl
Dec 9th, 2005, 12:07 AM
:eek::woohoo: Marrit.... and Marrit/Nicole, now they got a chance for clean sweep of the doubles!

CCCP1
Dec 9th, 2005, 01:08 AM
Well done

Margalita Chkhnashvili
Eva Hoch
Tzipi Obziler

Foot's Fingers
Dec 9th, 2005, 09:33 AM
Sasha :sad:
Shonami Slam thnks for the report

Eric49
Dec 9th, 2005, 09:51 AM
Great report :)

Klurt
Dec 9th, 2005, 01:02 PM
SF

(1) Obziler def. Hoch 62 62
(2) Chakhnashvili def. Boonstra 60 62 :mad:

Doubles Final

(4) Boonstra/Thijssen def. Kulikova/Orlova 75 63 :yeah:

Too bad about the singles Marrit, but 3 tournament wins in a row in doubles with Nicole :worship:

DutchieGirl
Dec 9th, 2005, 01:07 PM
:woohoo: Clean sweep of the doubles! :D

:sad: about singles though!

Shonami Slam
Dec 9th, 2005, 01:20 PM
The thing is that I wake up at 9 AM and go to sleep at around 3-5 AM, in the middle playing squash, meeting friends and my other silly-abouts.
so I'm dreadfuly tired, and for the moment all i have to say is that singles was dissapointing today, but the doubles match was SO enjoyable.
tomorrow is the last day, and after that israeli national champs start (qualification already today).
I think I'm about to sleep for a good 30-40 hours after tomorrow.

Tenisci
Dec 9th, 2005, 01:23 PM
Margalita:)
Tzipi:)

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 9th, 2005, 02:16 PM
Eva :sad: :(

thanx for the Sasha report :wavey:

Eric49
Dec 9th, 2005, 02:21 PM
Marrit :( damn

Jodie
Dec 9th, 2005, 02:39 PM
Marrit :sad: :crying2:

Marrit/Nicole :D :banana:

rrfnpump
Dec 9th, 2005, 02:42 PM
Eva-Maria :sad:
but it was expected

win this tomorrow, Margalita :D

xXSarajevoXx
Dec 9th, 2005, 03:49 PM
eva-maria :(

chantie
Dec 9th, 2005, 05:07 PM
Marrit/Nicole :worship: :bounce: :angel:

Marrit :mad: :sad:

tobi
Dec 9th, 2005, 06:03 PM
Eva :sobbing: :(

But SF is really a good result :yeah:

CCCP1
Dec 9th, 2005, 11:09 PM
Yay great final now good luck Margalita

rated_next
Dec 9th, 2005, 11:13 PM
Well done Tzipora and Margalita :yeah: :)

Ellery
Dec 10th, 2005, 01:37 AM
Tzipi :bounce:

Meteor Shower
Dec 10th, 2005, 09:55 AM
Wow gil you are also going to the israeli championship after it? maniak :p
enjoy and thanks for the great reports! :)

oren987
Dec 10th, 2005, 11:30 AM
Final

(2)Margalita Chaknashvili def. (1)Tzipi Obziler 7-5 6-3 :( :sad:

rrfnpump
Dec 10th, 2005, 11:50 AM
yeah Margalita :banana:
nice win!!

Shonami Slam
Dec 10th, 2005, 12:01 PM
http://photobucket.com/albums/c10/Shonami/tennisraananad10kdaythree/

day three pictures - day two is troubling me, but i hope I'll get to finish it tonight.
now the computer is giving me troubes creating a video of the tourny matches for you guys.
if anyone is good with computers -
I created a full file, combining many smaller vids into one bigger file using the windows media movie maker (importing the points i shot and creating a "storyboard" thus making it into one movie") but when I finish the movie and choose saving it, the vedio creating doesn't work - and so i still don't have a combined file.
It's way too much work to upload each points alone - so please, if you have an idea for a better software to create the file - help out.

Pierce4ever
Dec 10th, 2005, 12:04 PM
well done Margalita :)

tobi
Dec 10th, 2005, 12:05 PM
Margalita :D :yeah:

Congrats for the title and good win too :D

Meteor Shower
Dec 10th, 2005, 12:12 PM
1. Download this program: http://members.lycos.co.uk/slesh1/WMRecorder.zip (I'm still uplading it, wait a few minutes)
Apply the patch
Open WM Recorder
Settings --> Recording Folders --> Set the folder with your files
Play --> Select the files and click Options --> Merge Files

2. Tzipi :o play better in the Israeli Championship.
well done Margalita.

Tenisci
Dec 10th, 2005, 12:38 PM
Margalita :)

Tzipora :sad:

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 10th, 2005, 12:40 PM
Margalita :woohoo:

Shonami Slam
Dec 10th, 2005, 02:01 PM
ASAP - the link leads me to a "page under construction" site.
any other ideas?

rated_next
Dec 10th, 2005, 02:34 PM
Tzipora :help:

Margalita :) - time for top 200 in 2006

Shonami Slam
Dec 10th, 2005, 02:52 PM
SF wrap-up first, finals later today.

Boonstrat is a wicked server. the only player in the tourny to serve mutiple Aces in all of her matches, and I saw her hit no less than 5 second serve aces as well.
but when her serve wasn't working against MArgalita Chaknashvili, she really collapsed.
the Georgian hits a flat ball if she can - meaning that if she is early to the ball and has the time to prepare herself the ball will be hit flat, yet reletivly deep.
If not - she'll load it with top spin and hit it very deep, hitting the baselines quite alot.
Marrit thrived on the topspin shorter balls from kulikova - they gave her just enough time to use her amazingly long arms to reach the ball and send it high and deep back in court.
this wasn't the case. Margalita like to run people around. almost intentially she takes the ball left and right, again and again, before growing tired of the point and hitting an extra booster winner (especially on the backhand side, which creates a wonderful, low and flat anguler stroke). the times she used the dropshot, lob, drop shot combo is pretty amazing. every time marrit would close up on hte net to go for some kind of smash, a lob forced her back the court. had she not been to high, she wouldn't be able to take them after thier fall down, post-bounce.
so the consistent low balls, the running and the excellent drop shots left Marrit quickly looking at the sky, wondering if there is a God, and why he's done this to her.
at 6-0 3-0 margalita got pissed off for missing a dropshot. i mean PISSED OFF.
SHRIEEEEKK!!!!!! cursing, throwing the raquet, lifting it and hitting the ball at the net. she lost her control for long enough so marrit could close it up to 2-3, but that was when margalita decided she would like to finish it off quickly. 12 minutes later, i congratulated her.
now - since i didn't see most of the first set (i was there for the final game) maybe Marrit needed a medical timeout. i've seen her take 2 in different matches so far, and her thin build is injury prone IMO.
but marrit is a heavy server, and even in a bad match, she still served about 4 Aces and another dozen of unreturned serves. she simply couldn't connect a couple of those together, apart her couple of games won.

Obziler/Hoch wasn't much enjoyable, but this time ebcause Hoch was shitting herself out there. I doubt there were more than 5 10+ rallies in the entire match. usually Hoch would net one of her shots after no more than 3 strokes at the ball. it ended up bieng a very 5 second per point match. Tzip served well, the forehand was causing the austrian alot of problems, and frankly - after playing Manana, Hoch must have been overwhelmed by the power Tzip could produce.
The austrian has little to offer IMO and had plenty of double-trouble. especially from the AD cort, mind you. she isn't too strong, doesn't create pace, can't run for long and doesn't have a good slice, causing her backhand side to be pretty useless, as Tzip was never really roubled by it.
50Ks are the very top i can see hoch reaching. she lacks alot to her game to make it competetive. Perhaps it's hunger - because she wasn't looking disturbed with the crushing, nor frustrated with anything.
and if she doesn't care - i guess i couldn't build and care for her too.

it's a shame that after the great QF round day, such a weak SF day started, and I watched the men's double final (in which I mostly looked at the israeli national championship qualification match of a boy that looked no more than 14 next to them).
at one point one of the losing treams player was really pissed off at the umpire for calling an over-rule. he laughed really had and started yellig"how can you see?!" and then went and stood on the umpires chair's ladder, as though testing the sight.
two idiotic men beside me remarked how rude this was, and booed.
I quietly told them that this is just a 10K, these judges have been seeing them since day one and that no one here is too serious, it's a very intimate tourny, and that booing isn't very polite, esspecially since no one seemed insulted by this behavior.
they snobbishly remarked that it's still rude, and is totally class-less. they soon left, and i thought to myself "they expect a 10K to be fucking Wimbledon..."
I hope they die shortly, but since i'm so humane - they should die quickly, so thier stupid minds don't hurt.
other stupid israelis that never watched tennis in thier lives flooded the place, and all the players were really scooting into 3 major teams - The israelis, the Dutch and the Russians. Margalita and manana joined russians Kulikova, orlova and polotroskaya, the dutch woman teamed up with the dutch men, the americans and Hoch, the Israelis were just israelis.
really, it was the worst croud day with some very rude remarks at the men's SF matches (i left shortly after the crowd applauded a DF by Jelenic, playing against Hadad, followed by a shout from someone that the croat should retire from tennis)
but then the doubles match started, and for the first time in the tourny - a match with no Israeli was attended by more than just me.
and what a match it was - I stood by a nice couple whom i later on found out that were originally from Houston, and they knew thier tennis. we talked about the players, the shots, the match and cheered both teams, enjoying a splendorous match of tennis.
i can't erally describe the match, i don't really know how - but the four girls, Aleksandra Kulikova/Natalia Orlova and Marrit Boonstrate/Nicole Thyseen were simply amazing, and they had alot of fun out there. they also really appriciated our support, even bowing at one point.
at one opint of the match, "happy birthday to you" was bieng sung by one of the tournament manegers - evryone joined in in the tourny lobby as margalita recieved a lice of cake with a candle on it and evryone cheered. she looked quite happy with it, and erally, the whole day suddenly looked much better. the elder couple with whom i chatetd, margalita's birthday, the doubles match - i had a really nice noon.
Marrit and Thyseen won, but it didn't matter much - i think kulikova and orlova were pleased (orlova a bit less though).
I must say that if the two were to be compared to other russians, funnily enough the dark haired, short cut kulikova reminds me of myskina abit, while a long haired blonde with a cap and her hair straigt, seemed in her game a bit like...Dementieva.
It would be funny if they built a rivalary between them some day. they seemed to be very close friends.

with that, my day was done.

Shonami Slam
Dec 10th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Final report.

The partisan crowd of the men's final once more pissed me off with some simply mean comments which sebastian couldn't understand, but knew were against him.
thank god most people are amazingly silly and don't see how wonderful women's tennis really is - and so, once half the audience left margalita, tzip, myself and some 35 other spectators - the match begun.
Tzipi won the toss and selected to serve, with that marking the beggining of her mistakes.
Margalita isn't the toughest server. it's an accurate serve, it has alot of spin to it and it doesn't bounce high enough for most players comfort zone of attacking, but then again - you get her serve very fastly and can start breaking her.
actually - breaking her is easier than holding against her, as she is a glorious reciever.
and that's why tzipi quickly fell to a 0-3, double braek down situation. but margalita is also a very fragile player, who can sometimes get pissed at her self and turn very cross at each mistake she commits.
this is what turned the first set which looked too easy, into a much tighter one with plenty of deuce games and unconverted break points.
She has perfect slices of both wings that enabled her to absorb the Obziler assualt, and add pace of her own, especially on the forehand side that allowed a quick two steps up the court to take the backhand early and load topspin to angle it a winner, or at least get another oppurtunity, if not an easy putaway smash.
Add in her dropshots - she played about 10 of those, as well as her brilliant passing shots (though honestly, Tzipi wasn't impressive at all at the net, covering it badly).
Tzipi did manage to frustrate the Georgian girl with her relativly higher backhand shots that didn't allow Chaknashvili the flat balls she prefers.
Every time tzipi started a flat-shot rally, margalita had the upper hand, and the Georgian's abbility to hit flat shots short OR deep enabled her to control and even boss most of the shots.
It's a suprise she isn't top200 actually, since her game is the kind that doesn't allow most baseliners to have thier way, nor allow counterpunchers to attack anything.
But Obziler grew into the match, served much better in the second set, including some good Aces as well as plenty of unreturned serves. she started reading the early signs of dropshots, and defended the anticipated lobs with great accuracy, instead of power.
and mind you - Margalita's Lobs were great. especially the dropshot-lob-dropshot combination which even on hard courts was enough.
Also - Tzipi can maintain her powerful shots much longer, but her stamina drops fastly after 15-20 rally points, and she needed quite alot of time to get her breathing going.
Chaknashvili of course, aimed to play long rallies as much as possible, with fitness that I can only dream of.
In the second set Margalita was getting tensed when for the first time tzipi evened the set up at 3 all (after margalita led 2-0 and 3-1) and from there on a very emotionally complicated match started, with plenty of shrieking, swearing, ball bashing and complaints about calls, crowd interuptions and a very annoying (yet cute) cat who enjoyed the match so much, he simply had to take a seat on Margalita's tennis-bag (i didn't catch the picture and was very dissapointed by it).
But margalita kept her nose in front at all times, frustrating the Israeli with more and more long rallies that went in her favour.
Margalita's serve was getting worse and worse, but Tzip couldn't really attack it well. Tzip however served some brilliant serves and margalita could barely keep it up at 4 all, but after a very long game she was in the lead, holding for 5-4.
a disastrous start for tzip, going 0-30 with two terible errors looked like it was the end, but keeping her cool (and plenty of courage with her shots) she brought it back to 30 all.
Margalita winner set her her championship matchpoint - but a great Obziler rally - a long one that Margalita couldn't handle made it deuce, and from there on another game of cat and mouse started with Tzip going AD and margalita duecing it up again. but tzip converteed her third game point to make it 5 all. signs of a nearby tiebreaker came along when they were deuced again, but Obziler was looking more and more tensed, and Margalita took the lead again.
yet another deuce game, and there was nothing between the two girls.
match point #2 for Chaknashvili, this time netting a very casual shot. Obziler had game points, but couldn't get that extra push - and so on third match point, the Georgian upset Obziler and the crowd to take home the title.
I congratulated her a few minutes later, thanking her for the great week and wished her the very best of luck - she seemed genuinly excited about the title, and said she'd like to come to israel again.
I very much hope so - It was a great tourny, I never expected anything like it from a 10K and am waiting for the ande open 2006 wta event to invite some of this weeks girls to participate in it - they were wonderful.
Tout, Kulikova and Shapikadze stole my heart, but all the girls displayed great tennis.
I'm sure I'll be following a great deal of them, and i hope they remember This week as a good experience for them, somehow. maybe they might even remember me for a while, before they go on and about for thier next tourny.

a vedio of some matches (points of them, that is) is now bieng uploaded.
Unfortunatly, i still have alot of work to do to upload evrything - but I'll be updating it all in this thread.
i hope by tomottow I'll get it all done.

tobi
Dec 11th, 2005, 06:34 AM
Thanx for all reports and photos :worship:

Glad you enjoyed your tournement ;)

CCCP1
Dec 11th, 2005, 07:05 AM
I simply can't wait for the videos

Shonami Slam
Dec 11th, 2005, 09:51 AM
Pffffffffffttttttttttttttttttttt
my dad disconnected me for "just 5 seconds" and before i could yell "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" the upload was gone. I've started all over a few hours ago - hopefully by the time i get back from Squash it'll be done with.
Later on I'll be creating day two picture page in photo bucket.

rrfnpump
Dec 11th, 2005, 09:55 AM
The austrian has little to offer IMO and had plenty of double-trouble. especially from the AD cort, mind you. she isn't too strong, doesn't create pace, can't run for long and doesn't have a good slice, causing her backhand side to be pretty useless, as Tzip was never really roubled by it.
50Ks are the very top i can see hoch reaching. she lacks alot to her game to make it competetive. Perhaps it's hunger - because she wasn't looking disturbed with the crushing, nor frustrated with anything.
and if she doesn't care - i guess i couldn't build and care for her too.


:scratch: :shrug:
Eva-Maria has a great backhand; that was my impression in Horb. It was very flat and fast and if she hit a winner then it was a backhand winner.
I think her backhand is her strongest weapon.
Otherwise I agree; Eva-Maria doesnt seem to care much and she will hardly reach any 50k main draw. But she looks stunning :p

thanks for all the reports and photos :kiss:
was always a pleasure to read

Ellery
Dec 12th, 2005, 12:34 AM
Tzipi :help: :o

Margalita :kiss:

Shonami Slam
Dec 12th, 2005, 11:41 AM
http://photobucket.com/albums/c10/Shonami/tennisraananad10kdayone/
http://photobucket.com/albums/c10/Shonami/TennisRaananad10Kdaytwo/
http://photobucket.com/albums/c10/Shonami/tennisraananad10kdaythree/

day four will be up once i finish the second day. still having problems holding my computer online for more than a few hours to upload the vids. I'm so dissapointed, you can't believe how frustrated i am.

DutchieGirl
Dec 12th, 2005, 11:43 AM
http://photobucket.com/albums/c10/Shonami/TennisRaananad10Kdayone/
http://photobucket.com/albums/c10/Shonami/TennisRaananad10Kdaytwo/
http://photobucket.com/albums/c10/Shonami/TennisRaananad10Kdaythree/

day four will be up once i finish the second day. still having problems holding my computer online for more than a few hours to upload the vids. I'm so dissapointed, you can't believe how frustrated i am.

:sad: 1st and 3rd links don't work for me. Second one does :D.

Shonami Slam
Dec 12th, 2005, 11:51 AM
:sad: 1st and 3rd links don't work for me. Second one does :D.

fixed and completed (day two that is).
and here is the fourth - though it's much smaller in quantity.
http://photobucket.com/albums/c10/Shonami/TennisRaananad10Kdayfour/

Shonami Slam
Dec 12th, 2005, 09:18 PM
ok, first vid available.
sadly, it's the much smaller of the two.
I'm now thinking of breaking up the larger file into two - we'll see if my computer handles my latest uploading attempt. cross your fingers.
in the meantime some SF action (hoch-obziler, Margalita-Marrit) as well as the doubles final of boonstra and thyseen cleansweeping israel against kulikova orlova. the main attention was on kulikova, sorry duthies.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9DV0DWIC

CCCP1
Dec 13th, 2005, 01:05 AM
It isnt working for me Shonami

Shonami Slam
Dec 13th, 2005, 04:25 AM
the download or the file?

CCCP1
Dec 13th, 2005, 06:24 AM
the video download

Shonami Slam
Dec 13th, 2005, 11:10 AM
does it work for anyone else?

DutchieGirl
Dec 13th, 2005, 11:20 AM
well, it's downloading for me...I'll see if it works when it's finished! ;)