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isabel_aussie
Dec 7th, 2005, 08:34 AM
Eu faço esta linha para falar sobre Maria Fernanda Alves, o número 1 de Brasil! Eu não sou de Brasil mas meus pais são conseqüentemente eu sou fan de Maria!

felipe2004
Dec 10th, 2005, 10:37 AM
Ok, nice that Nanda Alves gets her own thread, she already deserved :) I'm one of her biggest fans, so I hope she'll do very well next year and finally break the top 100. :D I'll keep this thread updated with Nanda's tournaments schedule, results and some other news. ;) BTW, her official website is www.nandaalves.com.br

felipe2004
Dec 10th, 2005, 10:38 AM
For now, let's cheer for her next week in Dubai, a 75K + H ITF event, which starts December 12nd. :wavey:

felipe2004
Dec 10th, 2005, 11:47 AM
Highlights of 2005 (17 best tournaments of the year):

Jan 29: Australian Open - Grand Slam - Hard outdoor
1st round (Q) - Maria Fernanda Alves d. Nina Bratchikova (RUS) (rank 229) 6/0 7/5
2nd round (Q) - (1) Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL) (rank 109) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 6/3 6/3
Points earned: 16.5

Feb 13: Midland - 75K - Hard Indoor
1st round - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (3) Kelly MacCain (USA) (rank 125) 6/3 6/4
Round of 16 - Maria Fernanda Alves d. Yulia Beygelzimer (UKR) (rank 165) 7/6 (3) 6/3
Quarters - (7) Yoon Jeong Cho (KOR) (rank 143) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 6/0 6/4
Points earned: 18.5

Feb 20 - Bogota - Tier III - Red Clay
1st round - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (7) Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR) (rank 84) 6/4 7/6 (7)
Round of 16 - Catalina Castaño (COL) (Rank 118) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 6/2 6/4
Points earned: 20

May 1 - Lafayette - 50K - Red Clay
1st round - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (LL) Sarah Riske (USA) (rank 440) 6/3 6/1
Round of 16 - Olha Lazarchuk (UKR) (rank 192) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 6/2 6/4
Points earned: 6

May 8 - Raleigh - 75K - Red Clay
1st round - Maria Fernanda Alves d. Jewel Peterson (USA) (rank 236) 6/3 3/6 5/4 (ret)
Round of 16 - (3) Milagros Sequera (VEN) (rank 109) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 6/2 6/2
Points earned: 9

May 16 - Charlottesville - 50K - Red Clay
1st round - Maria Fernanda Alves d. Miho Saeki (JPN) (rank 343) 6/0 6/4
Round of 16 - Ashley Harkleroad (USA) (rank 204) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 6/2 3/6 6/4
Points earned: 6

Jun 4 - Roland Garros - Grand Slam - Red Clay
1st round (Q) - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (23) Saori Obata (JPN) (rank 136) 4/6 6/2 6/3
2nd round (Q) - Maria Fernanda Alves d. Stanislava Hrozenska (SVK) (rank 200) 7/6 (6) 6/1
3rd round (Q) - Meilen Tu (USA) (rank 179) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 6/3 6/1
Points earned: 29

Jun 12 - Marseille - 50K - Red Clay
1st round - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (7) Paula Garcia (ESP) (rank 159) 6/1 7/6 (3)
Round of 16 - (Q) Romina Oprandi (ITA) (rank 354) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 6/2 6/2
Points earned: 7.5

Jun 26 - Fontanafredda - 25K - Red Clay
1st round - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (WC) Frederica Grazioso (ITA) 6/3 6/3
Round of 16 - Maria Fernanda Alves d. Meng Yan (CHN) (rank 224) 6/4 6/3
Quarters - (5) Alice Canepa (ITA) (rank 180) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 6/3 6/2
Points earned: 9

Jul 3 - Fano - 75K - Red Clay
1st round - Maria Fernanda Alves d. Nika Ozegovic (CRO) (rank 204) 6/1 7/6 (3)
Round of 16 - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (2) Julia Schruff (GER) 6/2 6/1
Quarters - Maret Ani (EST) (rank 173) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 7/5 6/1
Points earned: 20.5

Jul 24 - Campos do Jordao - 25K - Hard Outdoor
1st round - Maria Fernanda Alves d. Estefania Craciun (URU) (rank 574) 6/1 6/4
Round of 16 - Maria Fernanda Alves d. Carla Tiene (BRA) (rank 536) 6/4 7/6 (6)
Quarters - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (8) Larissa Carvalho (BRA) (rank 343) 5/7 7/6 (5) 6/4
Semi - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (4) Soledad Esperon (ARG) (rank 286) 7/5 7/6 (4)
Final - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (3) Maria Jose Argeri (ARG) (rank 270) 6/3 7/5
Points earned: 28

Aug 7 - Washington - 75K - Hard Outdoor
1st round - Maria Fernanda Alves d. Anne Keothavong (GBR) (rank 375) 2/6 6/1 6/1
Round of 16 - Zi Yan (CHN) (rank 200) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 6/0 6/2
Points earned: 8

Aug 14 - Los Angeles - Tier II - Hard Outdoor
1st round (Q) - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (WC) Alexandra Stevenson (USA) (rank 673) 4/6 6/3 4/2 (ret)
2nd round (Q) - (5) Angela Haynes (USA) (rank 105) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 6/4 6/0
1st round (MD) - (Q) Tiantian Sun (CHN) (rank 202) d. (LL) Maria Fernanda Alves 6/0 6/1
Points earned: 4

Sep 10 - US Open - Grand Slam - Hard Outdoor
1st round (Q) - Maria Fernanda Alves d. Frederica Piedade (POR) (rank 187) 6/4 6/2
2nd round (Q) - Maria Fernanda Alves d. Lucie Hradeck (CZE) (rank 200) 6/3 6/2
3rd round (Q) - Tiffany Dabek (USA) (rank 202) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 4/6 6/2 6/3
Points earned: 29

Sep 25 - Albuquerque - 75K - Hard Outdoor
1st round - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (WC) Riza Zalameda (USA) 6/1 7/6 (5)
Round of 16 - Anastassia Rodionova (RUS) (rank 229) 7/6 (5) 4/6 6/3
Points earned: 7

Nov 6 - Philadelphia - Tier II - Hard Indoor
1st round (Q) - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (5) Nicole Pratt (AUS) (rank 134) 5/7 6/3 7/6 (4)
2nd round (Q) - Stephanie Gerhrlein (GER) (rank 207) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 3/6 6/3 6/1
Points earned: 6

Dec 4 - Palm Beach Gardens - 50K - Red Clay
1st round - Maria Fernanda Alves d. (5) Varvara Lepchenko (UZB) (rank 134) 6/2 6/2
Round of 16 - Ahsha Rolle (USA) (rank 175) d. Maria Fernanda Alves 2/6 6/3 6/4
Points earned: 7

It was not a bad year overall. She finished with her best year-end ranking and prize money :)
BTW, she played 34 tournaments in 2005! :eek:

felipe2004
Dec 11th, 2005, 09:19 PM
The draw of ITF 75K + H Dubai is out, and Nanda will face in the first round Kyra Nagy, of Hungary. She is 27 years old and is ranked 152º in the world, but I don't know much else about her. Good luck there, Nanda!!!! :bounce:

isabel_aussie
Dec 20th, 2005, 10:12 AM
Thank you Felipe! Between us, we can keep this thread rolling!

Good Luck Nanda against Nagy!

isabel_aussie
Dec 24th, 2005, 04:00 PM
Lost 7-6(6) 1-6 1-6 against Nagy :sad:

Good luck for your next tourney Nanda!

felipe2004
Dec 26th, 2005, 01:08 AM
Lost 7-6(6) 1-6 1-6 against Nagy :sad:

Good luck for your next tourney Nanda!
Yeah, she lost in doubles as well :sad: Well, all we have to do now is wait till 2006 season. ;) She'll start playing in Australia or New Zeland. I guess her first tournament will be Tier IV Auckland, but I'm not sure. When I have better info, I'll say. Well, Merry Christmas every one! :wavey:

felipe2004
Dec 26th, 2005, 01:13 AM
Yeah, she lost in doubles as well :sad: Well, all we have to do now is wait till 2006 season. ;) She'll start playing in Australia or New Zeland. I guess her first tournament will be Tier IV Auckland, but I'm not sure. When I have better info, I'll say. Well, Merry Christmas every one! :wavey:
Okay, I've just seen that she pulled out of Auckland, so I guess she'll play Tier III Gold Coast instead. I prefered Auckland, because I think she had more chances, but ok ;)

felipe2004
Dec 27th, 2005, 10:39 PM
Okay, I've talked to her press agent ("acessora de imprensa", in Portuguese, I don't know the translation), and she told me Nanda Alves's schedule for January: :wavey:
Jan 9 - Canberra - Tier IV
Jan 16 - Australian Open - Grand Slam
Jan 23 - Waikoloa, USA - 50K
Good luck to her in these tournaments :worship: ;)

isabel_aussie
Dec 28th, 2005, 10:06 AM
Okay, I've talked to her press agent ("acessora de imprensa", in Portuguese, I don't know the translation), and she told me Nanda Alves's schedule for January: :wavey:
Jan 9 - Sydney - Tier II
Jan 16 - Australian Open - Grand Slam
Jan 23 - Waikoloa, USA - 50K
Good luck to her in these tournaments :worship: ;)
Great, let's hope Nanda can qualify for the AO, what a big achievement it would be for her if she could!:yeah:

felipe2004
Dec 28th, 2005, 09:16 PM
Okay, she changed her mind and decided to play Tier IV Canberra, instead of Tier II Sydney. I think it's a wise decision, she'll have more chances there, and in Sydney she might not even get in the qualifying.
Good luck, Nanda! ;)
BTW, I'll edit the post there.

isabel_aussie
Dec 29th, 2005, 09:48 PM
Okay, she changed her mind and decided to play Tier IV Canberra, instead of Tier II Sydney. I think it's a wise decision, she'll have more chances there, and in Sydney she might not even get in the qualifying.
Good luck, Nanda! ;)
BTW, I'll edit the post there.
Yup, good decision... good luck for Canberra Nanda!