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416_Man
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:52 AM
Bartoli is crowned with the first title of her career, and the first champion of this new season.

Wastes 5 MPs along the way though. Only getting better :D from our 2 handed diva.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060107/capt.ald10301070448.new_zealand__tennis_classic__a ld103.jpg

drake3781
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:54 AM
Anyone see this? How is Vera handling herself this year? Still temper tantrums and tears, or has she got grown up any?

cometz9
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:54 AM
Congratulation to Marion :bigclap: on winning your first WTA tour title. I'm so happy when someone wins their first title.

Vera :sad: good week making the final, good luck next week.

Marcus1979
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:56 AM
when will Zvronareva win another title

well done Bartoli :)

Marcus1979
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:57 AM
did Vera cry?

SloKid
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:57 AM
Well done Marion. How many wins in a row is that now after that challenger win before the New Year?
Bepa :sad:

RenaSlam.
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:58 AM
I didn't know Marion was this good.

Congrats Marion!!

Nice to see Vera Z. having a good result.

auntie janie
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:58 AM
Félicitations, Marion! :aparty: You can't ask for a better start to a year than this. :hearts:

No Name Face
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:59 AM
hopefully bepa will have no more tears

Dexter
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:59 AM
I knew it! :bounce: Congrats Marion on your first title in your career - great start to the season :D

lauryn
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:00 AM
Congrats Marion with your first title! :)

Vera :sad:

charmedRic
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:01 AM
Very Nice. Congrats to Marion!

marmite1
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:01 AM
Good to hear the french are continuing to do well :)

josved
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:02 AM
Vera. :sad:

hablo
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:02 AM
:eek: bravo, Marion ! :woohoo::yeah::banana::aparty::bowdown::banana:

Lee-Waters' Boy
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:03 AM
way to go marion
must be the good fuck i gave you in new haven

waratahsrock
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:05 AM
Great win Marion! i only just saw the result, gonna go watch the match, luckily i recorded it!

Elisse
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:06 AM
Congratulations Marion!!!! :kiss: :yeah: :bounce:

*Jool*
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:06 AM
wow!! :eek:
she deserves it ;)

auntie janie
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:07 AM
did Vera cry?

I don't know, but let us not forget that Marion, too, is very well-known for over-active tear ducts. :cool:

G-Ha
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:12 AM
wow, very impressive! congrats marion on your first title!

Ceze
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:31 AM
:woohoo: Marion!!! :D

Ceze
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:32 AM
wow!! :eek:
she deserves it ;)pas encore couché? :lol:

WhatTheDeuce
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:33 AM
Ugh, Bepa :sad: Really disappointing result, you seemed to be playing so well before :crying2:

Congrats to Marion on the title.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:35 AM
well done marion, its been a long time coming

hopefully she will stay injury free this season, it seems that when she starts to get good results she has a run of injuries

new-york
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:36 AM
pas encore couché? :lol:

:lol:

Incredible Marion!

Philip
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:38 AM
woah :eek:

well done marion! :)

so.krist!na
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:40 AM
Vera:sad:

faboozadoo15
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:43 AM
what a great week for marion! she must have been on fire today!

beauty_is_pink
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:50 AM
:speakles:
I am VERY surprised.
oh Vera. what happened?

switz
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:56 AM
way to go marion
must be the good fuck i gave you in new haven

excuse me :lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 7th, 2006, 03:08 AM
Its nice to see Bartoli win her 1st tourney...she is a very talented player..Good Luck at the Open! :D :bounce:

UDACHi
Jan 7th, 2006, 03:08 AM
:worship: I love Marion. Allez.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jan 7th, 2006, 03:10 AM
way to go marion
must be the good fuck i gave you in new haven

You mean the good fuckin fashion tips you gave her in a New Haven Boutique :lol: :kiss:

Marshmallow
Jan 7th, 2006, 03:16 AM
*Stunned* - Well.... Marion should be tested for doping just to make sure she won fair and square.

That said... congrats to her. I'm no a fan (i find her a little annoying to watch) - but she is quite a talented player, so kudos to her for getting her first title. She must have really improved and her knee must be better.

Hard luck to Vera. Does anyone know if she's still with Lex? Who is her coach? I hope she has her best game back, and will make more of a positive impact on 2006.

Marshmallow
Jan 7th, 2006, 03:22 AM
way to go marion
must be the good fuck i gave you in new haven

Eug! So Vulgar.

Anyway - i find it hard to understand why anyone would want to brag about a night with.... Marion. Haven't you seen her on a tennis court?

RJWCapriati
Jan 7th, 2006, 03:31 AM
I consider that a big upset the way Vera was playing, awesome playing bartoli! :)

Cp6uja
Jan 7th, 2006, 03:48 AM
I very happy with BEPA 3BOHAPEBA comeback (runer-up after several months of pain and sadnes is very good result) and very happy for Marion and Lucie wins and Hingis return - i very like this start of 2006 season!

Drake1980
Jan 7th, 2006, 03:50 AM
woot! this is very cool

Stephieva
Jan 7th, 2006, 03:55 AM
Vera :mad:
After a good good win over Dani :(

jojoseph
Jan 7th, 2006, 04:02 AM
Nice start for Marion. :bounce:

SS6888
Jan 7th, 2006, 05:10 AM
VERA u coulda won this cmon, at least u made a final!

Harju.
Jan 7th, 2006, 05:31 AM
Vera :bigcry:. Well, still a very good week afterall

Congrats Marion :banana:. First title. :yeah:

Vut
Jan 7th, 2006, 06:43 AM
2 titles in a row! Dubai and Auckland :hearts:

nouf
Jan 7th, 2006, 06:56 AM
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Laikade
Jan 7th, 2006, 07:02 AM
WOWOWOW Marion. Let's dance :yippee:

améliemomo
Jan 7th, 2006, 07:06 AM
CONGRATS Marion!!finally all your work is rewarded!

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 7th, 2006, 07:06 AM
Ugh, Vera. :(

ns_Henin
Jan 7th, 2006, 07:34 AM
Congrats Marion, for ur first WTA title :worship:
I hope u will continue the great run! I expect big things from u :)

Mana
Jan 7th, 2006, 07:48 AM
I saw this whole match!!
Wow, Marion Bartoli put on a display on "near perect tennis" (I quote from what both commentators were saying) in the first set. She was on fire, in every sense of the word!! Not mising anything. Both women were hitting the ball very clean and very hard. Marion was just hitting a winner every point. But Vera played well too. It was so much colser that 62 62. If Marion did not hit the winner, it was Vera's turn to show what she could do. Both women were running eveything down, playing perfect lobs and dropshots. The crowd were just left ooooing and ahhhhing by both women. Vera did not cry once this whole tournament. Infact in the final today, half of the time she would just be left standing there, smiling to herself, stunned at how well Marion was playing. If you guys can get your selves a copy of this match, get it!! Truley amazing! If the stardard of play is half as good in the Aussie Open final...were in for a cracker!!

Meelis
Jan 7th, 2006, 07:49 AM
Well done Bartoli !

pav
Jan 7th, 2006, 07:59 AM
I was dissapointed for Bepa, but Marion came out swinging,I posted before the match that Bepa would want to get Her 1st serve% up after watching Marion step into the court and really tee off at Nadia's 2nd serves the day before. Marion just outplayed Her on the day ,hardly sent a shot out, one of those days when it all comes together,I think She was going to win Her 1st Title come hell or high water.The commentators were saying that Bepa wasn't playing to Her standard of the days before, but I think Marion had a lot to do with it,She is playing with a fearless style and hitting the ball a lot harder than I remember Her. Bepa handled the frustration pretty good, a few gestures and mutterings,might have bounced the racquet once, shook Her head and went a bit pink,but also grinned during the ordeal now and then. She had a great week playing like Her old self,but stumbled at the finishing post,but came out and played Doubles well a bit later. so can only say well done Marion:)

Mana
Jan 7th, 2006, 08:04 AM
I was dissapointed for Bepa, but Marion came out swinging,I posted before the match that Bepa would want to get Her 1st serve% up after watching Marion step into the court and really tee off at Nadia's 2nd serves the day before. Marion just outplayed Her on the day ,hardly sent a shot out, one of those days when it all comes together,I think She was going to win Her 1st Title come hell or high water.The commentators were saying that Bepa wasn't playing to Her standard of the days before, but I think Marion had a lot to do with it,She is playing with a fearless style and hitting the ball a lot harder than I remember Her. Bepa handled the frustration pretty good, a few gestures and mutterings,might have bounced the racquet once, shook Her head and went a bit pink,but also grinned during the ordeal now and then. She had a great week playing like Her old self,but stumbled at the finishing post,but came out and played Doubles well a bit later. so can only say well done Marion:)

P-man, this is a great post. Very well said mate.
Marion so sooo good today, she was hitting the ball soooo hard!

pav
Jan 7th, 2006, 08:07 AM
I saw this whole match!!
Wow, Marion Bartoli put on a display on "near perect tennis" (I quote from what both commentators were saying) in the first set. She was on fire, in every sense of the word!! Not mising anything. Both women were hitting the ball very clean and very hard. Marion was just hitting a winner every point. But Vera played well too. It was so much colser that 62 62. If Marion did not hit the winner, it was Vera's turn to show what she could do. Both women were running eveything down, playing perfect lobs and dropshots. The crowd were just left ooooing and ahhhhing by both women. Vera did not cry once this whole tournament. Infact in the final today, half of the time she would just be left standing there, smiling to herself, stunned at how well Marion was playing. If you guys can get your selves a copy of this match, get it!! Truley amazing! If the stardard of play is half as good in the Aussie Open final...were in for a cracker!!

I just gave a bit of a TV report, but You watched it You lucky Bugger,That Marion looked unbeatable didn't She? Bepa certainly handled the beating well,did You watch the Doubles,Did You see Her When She whacked that ball into Elena's face?:tape:

fOxYLiCiOuS
Jan 7th, 2006, 08:07 AM
Vera :sad: :sad:

Laikade
Jan 7th, 2006, 08:11 AM
Thanks for the report guys/girls :D Think about us in France who couldn't watch Marion win her first title :sad: I like to see Marion, she plays with such determination it's always fun to watch :D

pav
Jan 7th, 2006, 08:13 AM
Jan 7, 2006
By Alan Granville at the ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland


A superb display of baseline aggression from sixth seed Marion Bartoli earned the Frenchwoman her first ever WTA title at the ASB Classic.

The 21-year-old ran her opponent Vera Zvonareva ragged in the 6-2 6-2 victory on Saturday.

While the scoreline looks comprehensive, Bartoli was made to fight for every point by her Russian rival in an entertaining match on centre court.

The world number 33, who reached the semifinals in Auckland in 2004 and 2005, showed no nerves in her first ever singles final.

She made the first break in the third game and grabbed the double break for a 5-2 lead in the first set against an out-of-sorts Zvonareva.

The Russian 21-year-old had looked in awesome form throughout the tournament but she could not find any way back in the first set as Bartoli wrapped it up in 39 minutes.

An early break for Bartoli in the second set seemed to knock the stuffing out of Zvonareva and the Frenchwoman raced into a 5-1 lead and held three Championship points on the Russian's serve before a mini-fight back from Zvonareva.

The eighth seed held serve but Bartoli sealed the match and the tournament victory with her sixth Championship point.

Source: ONE Sport

Mana
Jan 7th, 2006, 08:30 AM
I didnt see Vera's doubles match on sat because I was had to leave the tennis to pick up my stupid family from the airport. But I saw her doubles match yesterday, and she was the best player on court by far.

Filadidas
Jan 7th, 2006, 08:50 AM
Congrats, Marion!!! Her father was crying!!!

ClaudiaZ-S
Jan 7th, 2006, 08:50 AM
Marion :eek: :banana: :yeah:

matthias
Jan 7th, 2006, 08:53 AM
did Vera cry?

why do you ask - i think you know he answer

Ghis
Jan 7th, 2006, 09:04 AM
Congratulations, Marion.

fredbdx
Jan 7th, 2006, 09:11 AM
congratulation Marion....great week and great tournement. :bounce: :bounce:

Next week she will be back at her highest ranking n°27 and of course she'll be seeded in the AO!

willrock
Jan 7th, 2006, 09:36 AM
:woohoo:
:banana:
Congratulations Marion!
U really deserve it after suffering from injuries last year...
This promises a great 2006 for her!

JS
Jan 7th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Wow! Amazing!
Well done Marion, congrats!!
Keep this form for 2006!

Hayato
Jan 7th, 2006, 10:06 AM
Brilliant stuff Marion, I knew you'd be a dark horse at least...keep it up! :worship:

deep bass
Jan 7th, 2006, 10:09 AM
Ah Vera, supporting you is no easy thing. Still, I'm pretty pleased with a runner up spot after the trials of last year.

Congratulations to Marion, it sounds like a well deserved victory.

FrenchY52
Jan 7th, 2006, 10:43 AM
Bravo Marion ! :woohoo:

LefandePatty
Jan 7th, 2006, 10:56 AM
congratulations, Marion ! :D :banana: :woohoo: :yeah:

dany81
Jan 7th, 2006, 11:13 AM
great marion!!!!!

dav abu
Jan 7th, 2006, 11:25 AM
I wasn't expecting Mary to win but well done to her, its great that she has collected her first title so early in the year.

volta
Jan 7th, 2006, 11:25 AM
omg Bepa :o

silverwhite
Jan 7th, 2006, 12:15 PM
Marion :D

tennisjam
Jan 7th, 2006, 12:17 PM
good job Vera...:o

This girl makes me crazy...:fiery:

martinafan
Jan 7th, 2006, 12:19 PM
Marion :bounce:

Meesh
Jan 7th, 2006, 12:30 PM
:bounce: Congrats on your first title Marion.... wow i think the scoreline would be closer... even go to a third set.

Dirty Sanchez
Jan 7th, 2006, 12:32 PM
:bigcry: Bepa, you came so close! :(

jonny84
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:00 PM
:bigclap: Marion!!!!

Well done!!!!

Jakub
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:02 PM
congratulations Marion :D :woohoo:
2 hands power :) :rocker2:

xan
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:07 PM
In the Land of the Auks, Bartoli is Queen!

Bероника
Jan 7th, 2006, 01:52 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Well done,Marion!!!! I'm very proud of you and so happy!!!! :D :hearts:

Ellery
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:11 PM
Yes, Marion! :kiss:

Bepa :sad:

Sevenseas
Jan 7th, 2006, 02:20 PM
Vera…:sad: :sad:



Still, we are proud of you, you have done a great job so far by making this amazing comeback. :worship:

Carry on playing well in Australian Open, too. :yeah:

souam
Jan 7th, 2006, 04:32 PM
You're on the right track Vera, a final after the end of last season and the behaviour you had on the court for that final etc...that's all good. Welcome back. I hope 2006 will be a good season for you.

It's hard for two-handed players overprotected by their father but you made it Marion and with style apparently so well done.

harloo
Jan 7th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Bartoli is crowned with the first title of her career, and the first champion of this new season.

Wastes 5 MPs along the way though. Only getting better :D from our 2 handed diva.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060107/capt.ald10301070448.new_zealand__tennis_classic__a ld103.jpg

Congrats Marion! It looks like she lost some weight since the last time I saw her. Good Effort!

jochem
Jan 7th, 2006, 05:03 PM
Marion looks sooooooo good in those clothes!!!!! :O WOW, sooooo much better than those aweful clothes she whore in previous years... with the rainbow outfit really horrible to watch

controlfreak
Jan 7th, 2006, 05:05 PM
Nice trophy. :hearts: Nice win. :yeah: Nice tan :p

Nice tournament Vera but you should be winning finals like these.

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 7th, 2006, 06:30 PM
Im soooooooooo happy for her!!!! :) :) :)

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 7th, 2006, 06:30 PM
btw, it looks like an amazing trophy :)

*JR*
Jan 7th, 2006, 06:49 PM
congratulations, Marion ! :D :banana: :woohoo: :yeah:
Hhhhhoooppppp Ssssccchhhwwwiiizzzz! (She lives just outside of Geneva). ;)

souam
Jan 7th, 2006, 07:23 PM
Hhhhhoooppppp Ssssccchhhwwwiiizzzz! (She lives just outside of Geneva). ;)

Just like almost every other sucessful French sports people and little stars etc... :p Either there or in Belgium because of this damn stupid ISF... :rolleyes: