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mzcreation
Jan 2nd, 2006, 08:14 PM
Hey guys,

Unfortunately she lost, but there are new photos of Lena from the ASB Classic over at Getty Images. Just search for "Daniilidou" or click on "Sport" and scroll down to "NZL: ASB Classic - Day One".

Also, there's a video clip from TVNZ. Copy and paste this URL directly into your Windows Media Player (in case it doesn't work from your browser): http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz_video/windows/one_sport/tennis_020106_128k.asx

New nose ring?!?!? :eek:

Enjoy!

forever_rafter
Jan 2nd, 2006, 08:57 PM
thanks! She looks good although not as fit as at US Open 2005. As cute as ever though ;)

RayRob
Jan 2nd, 2006, 08:58 PM
hey, thenks for the info about pics on Getty but I can't get the video to work either way :shrug:

I could see on the photos at Getty that she's wearing a nose stud...I guess that's new. ;)

-Rache

mzcreation
Jan 2nd, 2006, 09:07 PM
You should have an option in WMP to "Open URL" under FILE. Hope that helps.

esdee
Jan 2nd, 2006, 09:21 PM
Eleni was using a Wilson racket for the match - am I right in thinking she was using Yonex last year?

christos
Jan 2nd, 2006, 09:39 PM
You're right :) .

mzcreation
Jan 3rd, 2006, 04:25 AM
Another video from TVNZ - highlights from her singles match: http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz_video/windows/one_sport/asb_day1A_020106_128k.asx

If you're still having trouble, they've been posted on this site: http://www.tvnz.co.nz/view/sport_minisite_index_skin/sport_asb_classic_heineken_open_group

Day one highlights - part one (4.48)
Champ passes first Classic test (1.41)

RayRob
Jan 3rd, 2006, 10:14 AM
Thanks, I managed to see the match highlights this time. Unfortunately I couldn't get a great feel for the match from Daniilidou perspective as I felt that the highlights only showed Eleni's errors.

Seemed she's making a lot of errors on the backhand slice. Eleni appears to be using the backhand slice a lot, even when she's on the offensive, perhpas she should try and hit a few more top spin backhands because given the chance, it's a good one! Having said that, I haven't seen the whole match and the highlights were edited so most of the points shown were Eleni errors.

At one point I thought to myself, "oo, the serve's better" but then when she was under pressure the old serve came back where she's not quite sure what to do with her feet...she still has 12 months to be implementing the new changes fully :D

Hopefully, Eurosport will show her in action at Sydney!

In other news, Eleni and Jasmin went down in their first round doubles match, 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Still, they are a new team and hopefully they will develop. :D

Roll on Sydney.....I persum that's where Eleni is headed next.

-Rache

forever_rafter
Jan 4th, 2006, 09:57 AM
Actually, Eleni is in Canberra MD, 15th seed

RayRob
Jan 4th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Actually, Eleni is in Canberra MD, 15th seed

Oh right :D Thanks for the info...she's sure to get a win under her belt!

pame Eleni!