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Meteor Shower
May 26th, 2006, 11:32 AM
Israelis favourite turnaments :D
Tzipi lost in the first round of Qualifying, but Yevgenia, Anna and Shahar can still make us proud :D

Yevgenia:
3rd round Q vs. Brianti

Anna:
1st round vs. Srebotnik

Shahar:
1st round vs. Savchuk

go girls! :worship:

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Main Draw

(1) Amelie Mauresmo FRA vs Meghann Shaughnessy USA
Anastasia Rodionova RUS vs Vera Dushevina RUS
Laura Pous-Tio ESP vs Jelena Jankovic SCG
(25) Marion Bartoli FRA vs wc Aurelie Vedy FRA
(22) Ai Sugiyama JAP vs Eleni Daniilidou GRE
q vs q
Tiantian Sun CHN vs Ekatarina Bytchkova RUS
(16) Nicole Vaidisova CZE vs Marta Domachowska POL

(11) Venus Williams USA vs Sybille Bammer AUT
wc Youlia Fedossova FRA vs Emma Laine FIN
Peng Shuai CHN vs Elena Vesnina RUS
(19) Elena Likhovtseva RUS vs Karolina Sprem CRO
(29) Sofia Arvidsson SWE vs Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN
Meng Yuan CHN vs q
Jarmila Gajdosova SVK vs wc Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA
(7) Patty Schnyder SUI vs Michaella Krajicek NED

(4) Maria Sharapova RUS vs Mashona Washington USA
Iveta Benesova CZE vs wc Pauline Parmentier FRA
wc Alicia Molik AUS vs Antonella Serra-Zanetti ITA
(28) Lucie Safarova CZE vs q
(24) Katarina Srebotnik SLO vs Anna Smashnova ISR
Jelena Kostanic CRO vs Ashley Harkleroad USA
Hana Sromova CZE vs Roberta Vinci ITA
(14) Dinara Safina RUS vs Vera Zvonareva RUS

(9) Francesca Schiavone ITA vs Alona Bondarenko UKR
Nathalie Vierin ITA vs Martina Müller GER
q vs q
(17) Flavia Pennetta ITA vs Bethanie Mattek USA
(27) Anna Chakvetadze RUS vs q
Li Na CHN vs Amy Frazier USA
Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP vs Mara Santangelo ITA
(8) Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS vs Laura Granville USA

(5) Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL vs Maret Ani EST
Jill Craybas USA vs Anastasia Yakimova BLR
wc Alize Cornet FRA vs Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP
(30) Klara Koukalova CZE vs Tathiana Garbin ITA
(19) Ana Ivanovic SCG vs Samantha Stosur AUS
Emilie Loit FRA vs q
Melinda Czink HUN vs q
(10) Anastasia Myskina RUS vs Sania Mirza IND

(13) Anna-Lena Grönefeld GER vs Camille Pin FRA
Yan Zi CHN vs Jamea Jackson USA
wc Mathilde Johansson FRA vs q
(20) Maria Kirilenko RUS vs wc Severine Bremond FRA
(32) Gisela Dulko ARG vs q
Kristina Brandi PUR vs Yuliana Fedak UKR
Shenay Perry USA vs Shinobu Asagoe JAP
(3) Nadia Petrova RUS vs Akiko Morigami JAP

(6) Elena Dementieva RUS vs Martina Sucha SVK
Viktoriya Kutuzova UKR vs Vania King USA
Maria-Antonia Sanchez-Lorenzo ESP vs Tsvetana Pironkova BUL
(31) Shahar Peer ISR vs Olga Savchuk UKR
(23) Tatiana Golovin FRA vs Jie Zheng CHN
Ivana Lisjak CRO vs q
Julia Schruff GER vs Zuzana Ondraskova CZE
(12) Martina Hingis SUI vs Lisa Raymond USA

(15) Daniela Hantuchova SVK vs Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP
Maria-Elena Camerin ITA vs Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI
Catalina Castano COL vs Aiko Nakamura JAP
(21) Nathalie Dechy FRA vs Stephanie Foretz FRA
(26) Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP vs q
Kaia Kanepi EST vs Kveta Peschke CZE
Mariana Diaz-Oliva ARG vs Conchita Martinez Granados ESP
(2) Kim Clijsters BEL vs Virginie Razzano FRA

Makkabi
May 26th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Goodluck Smashnova & Peer & Savransky

Mitzi
May 26th, 2006, 07:16 PM
In Werthiem's Roland Garros seed report, he writes about Shahar:

31. Shahar Peer: The Israeli teen seems to improve by the month.

Here's the link:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/jon_wertheim/05/26/french.women/index.html

King Aaron
May 27th, 2006, 05:36 PM
Yevgenia lost 1-6 6-4 6-3. :(

Edited the first post to include the whole draw.
Good luck to the btoh of them! :kiss:

shirgan
May 28th, 2006, 02:52 PM
Anna plays on Monday
Shahar only on Tuesday, so she gets one more day of rest before 1st match :)

King Aaron
May 28th, 2006, 06:22 PM
Good luck against Kata Srebotnik tomorrow! :yeah:

King Aaron
May 28th, 2006, 06:47 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/mrbenesova/WTA%20Players/Anna%20Smashnova/smashnova1.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y298/mrbenesova/WTA%20Players/Anna%20Smashnova/smashnova2.jpg

Pictures of Anna practicing, taken by GoPin. :)

Meteor Shower
May 29th, 2006, 04:21 PM
Anna lost 4-6 6-4 2-6 :sad:
I thought she will win it after the second set :( :sad:

Good luck in the next turnaments Anna!

King Aaron
May 29th, 2006, 06:43 PM
Disappointing last two tournaments. Expecially considering she was in pretty good form before hand. :sad: :( :sad:

Now the grass season beckons. :unsure:

And there are a couple of pictures of Anna on Yahoo! Sports. :yeah:

shirgan
May 30th, 2006, 08:19 AM
Anna is playing doubles with Virginie Razzano
so she's still in tourney :)

Shahar will play doubles with Marion Bartoli

good luck to both :yeah:

King Aaron
May 30th, 2006, 07:24 PM
Shahar won against Savchuk 1 and 1. Very easy win. :yeah:

Good luck to both in doubles. :kiss:

shirgan
May 30th, 2006, 08:01 PM
First match on court 16 tomorrow:

Virginie Razzano/Anna Smashnova (FRA/ISR) vs. Eleni Daniilidou/A. Medina Garrigues (GRE/ESP)[15]

It's not going to be easy..

shirgan
May 31st, 2006, 04:36 AM
Pic of Shahar with a new RG outfit

http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/images/printed/P310506/s.0.3105.2.1.9.jpg

shirgan
May 31st, 2006, 04:45 AM
Article in haaretz (in english)

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/721491.html

Tennis / Peer coasts into second round in Paris

By Rami Hipsh

When Shahar Peer won the Istanbul Cup last week, some commentators feared she might repeat her downfall in the Rome Masters, where she lost in the first round after having won the Prague tournament just a few days earlier, when she took the courts at the outset of this week's French Open.

Peer dispeled those fears yesterday when she brushed aside Ukrainian Olga Savchuk 6-1, 6-1 in just 42 minutes in her first-round match.

"Shahar was outstanding throughout," said Peer's coach, Oded Ya'akov. "She was very aggressive, and didn't let her opponent into the game."

Savchuk, ranked 104 in the world, could not handle the 19-year-old Israeli's serve, and made 30 unforced errors as the 26th-ranked Peer broke serve six times for the easy win.

"Everything I did today worked out perfectly," Peer said after setting up a second-round encounter against Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova, who notched a decisive 6-3, 6-2 win over Maria Sanchez Lorenzo of Spain. .

Ya'akov, who will part ways with Peer after the French Open despite her meteorical rise in the world rankings, said her mental preparation for the game had been superior to her opponent's.

"The previous game on the court took much longer than expected, but, unlike the Ukrainian, Shahar knew how to prepare herself and handle the wait. Her mental preparations helped her get into the match," Ya'akov said.

Despite the chilly weather in Paris yesterday, some 600 fans turned out on court 17 yesterday, with dozens of members of the local Jewish community vocally supporting Peer. "A lot of fans turned out to watch Shahar play and that was great for her," Ya'akov said. "It really helps her to have Israeli flags in the stands."

Pironkova is ranked 86 in the world, but the Bulgarian teenager beat the Israeli in their previous two encounters, once on the junior circuit and again on the senior circuit.

Nimrodg
May 31st, 2006, 09:53 AM
Edited - Pictures from Getty are not allowed. Sorry. Had to remove them, don't want to cause trouble.

Meteor Shower
May 31st, 2006, 10:38 AM
Thanks shirgan and Nimrod :yeah:
Excelllllllllent :devil:

Shahar lookin' good :D

shirgan
May 31st, 2006, 11:10 AM
Some match reports from the GM:

Smashnova's match
I am a big Kata fan, but when I came it was 5-1 for Kata and the quality was so poor I was almost going to cry. I stayed until midway through the second set and then could not take it anymore! Kata is so much better than what she showed.. She was just attacking without conviction and power. Smashnova was doing absolutely nothing with the ball other than putting a lot of topspin on and putting it in the court, waiting for Kata to make the mistake or to be outplayed. Very low level :sad:

And about Savransky:

I only saw her against Baltacha. She was very consistent, bringing everything back. Not a very adventurous player, but it paid off anyway. Good game plan against Bally.

She doesnt play that well...but enough to reach the 3rd round :lol: She has no power but has good move and places well her balls!

shirgan
May 31st, 2006, 02:38 PM
[15] Eleni Daniilidou/A. Medina Garrigues (GRE/ESP) def. Virginie Razzano/Anna Smashnova (FRA/ISR)

King Aaron
May 31st, 2006, 08:00 PM
^ They lost pretty comprehensively. :(

Shahar is in mixed doubles draw though.

Meteor Shower
May 31st, 2006, 08:43 PM
Razzano/Anna :( :sad:
Shahar tomorrow against Pironkova :scared:
will be tough, but if Shahar doesn't win tomorrow I don't know when she'll ever win..

Revange #1 was on savchuk and I hope for a second one tomorrow :D

Meteor Shower
Jun 1st, 2006, 02:35 PM
Revange #2 successful :D
def. Pironkova 6-2 6-3. great stuff!

2 Aces, 5 DF
27 Winners, 20 UE :D

possible 3rd round vs. Dementieva! My dream match :woohoo: :D :)

shirgan
Jun 1st, 2006, 02:47 PM
Revange #2 successful :D
def. Pironkova 6-2 6-3. great stuff!

2 Aces, 5 DF
27 Winners, 20 UE :D

possible 3rd round vs. Dementieva! My dream match :woohoo: :D :)
Nice statistics

Makkabi
Jun 1st, 2006, 04:06 PM
Well Done Shahar :D

King Aaron
Jun 1st, 2006, 05:56 PM
Well done Shahar, she really is riding on the momentum of her tournament win. :)

Nimrodg
Jun 1st, 2006, 07:09 PM
There's some photos of Shahar at Gettyimages but i can't post them here :o

shirgan
Jun 2nd, 2006, 05:28 AM
There's some photos of Shahar at Gettyimages but i can't post them here :o
I think getty images asked this option to be blocked.
A while back I read somewhere in the wtaworld site that it was not allowed to post getty images.
The only getty image I was able to post here was one pic that was put in wtatour site, and therefore had a different link than most getty images

shirgan
Jun 2nd, 2006, 08:41 AM
links to 2 articles about Shahar (which I already posted in the Shahar Peer 2006 thread):

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/content/sports/epaper/2006/06/02/a1b_elmore_0602.html

and at the bottom of:

http://www.tsn.ca/tennis/news_story/?ID=167593&hubname=tennis

they really like this "going to the army" story don't they? :lol:

shirgan
Jun 2nd, 2006, 08:48 AM
In doubles:
Marion Bartoli/Shahar Peer (FRA/ISR) def. [12] Emilie Loit/Nicole Pratt (FRA/AUS) 3-3 Ret.

shirgan
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:02 PM
Shahar already in third round in doubles:
Marion Bartoli/Shahar Peer (FRA/ISR) def. Liga Dekmeijere/Patty Schnyder (LAT/SUI) 6-1 6-3

Meteor Shower
Jun 2nd, 2006, 08:26 PM
Yeah they do like the army story. You could tell when they did a 30 minutes show about her :lol: :D

Lost in the first round of mixed though.
Good luck against Dementieva tomorrow, court number 1.
Kadima!

P.S Thanks for the articles and pictures :yeah:

Meteor Shower
Jun 3rd, 2006, 04:32 PM
Shahar def. Elena 6-4 7-5 :D

Next up: Hingis who won 6-1 6-1
Looking at the statistics: 25 Winners to 8 UE
Shahar has about 2.5% chance to win this one but I hope she'll enjoy it.

Makkabi
Jun 3rd, 2006, 06:24 PM
Look at this headline:

"Israeli soldier Peer aims to gun down Hingis" -AFP

I like it!

:D

King Aaron
Jun 3rd, 2006, 06:43 PM
:yeah: Wow. Just wow. Congratulations to Shahar. She really is having a great claycourt season. Hope she plays her best against Martina and that alone is enough, she doesn't have to beat Martina. :)

Mitzi
Jun 3rd, 2006, 08:01 PM
The interview with Shahar after beating Dementieva:

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/interviews/2006-06-03/200606031149351699181.html

Meteor Shower
Jun 3rd, 2006, 08:24 PM
Hingis will face Israeli teen Shahar Peer in the fourth round. While Peer has been terrific this year, winning three titles and out-muscling Elena Dementieva on Saturday, she'll be a decided underdog against Hingis, who rarely loses to inexperienced kids.

"I have expectations and hopes, but I've been saying that over and over," Hingis said. "Playing Peer, you have to put it in perspective. She's had a good tournament, good win. But still I'm higher ranked, so potentially I should have good chances out there."

how rude :lol: :o
Martina is right :angel:

shirgan
Jun 3rd, 2006, 08:29 PM
how rude :lol: :o
Martina is right :angel:
I was just about to post it :yeah:

Meteor Shower
Jun 3rd, 2006, 09:56 PM
Hopefully all the matches in CHATRIER court will finish very quickly and the matches before Shahar will be long and then they will show Shahar's match on TV!

Anyway, the match will probably be shown in a swiss channel, we just need to find out which and if we can see it.

~Carsten~
Jun 3rd, 2006, 10:01 PM
Wow im totally impressed by Shahar! What she did last weeks win in Istanbul and now in Roland Garros :eek:

WOW I hope she will beat Hingis!! :)

Meteor Shower
Jun 3rd, 2006, 10:26 PM
CMeyer :wavey: welcome

Two rallies from Peer-Dementieva:

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/index.html
Highlights - Day 7

MP:
http://www.sport5.co.il/articles.aspx?FolderID=411&docID=6864&lang=he
Click on Shahar's big picture to see it.

Shahar BH DTL :hearts:

shirgan
Jun 4th, 2006, 04:51 AM
thanks for the video clips
great stuff from Shahar :yeah:

shirgan
Jun 4th, 2006, 07:10 AM
a quote fro Dementieva about the match with Shahar:

"She really put a lot of pressure on me," Dementieva said after the match. "Even with the leads in the both sets, she never gave up. She was playing until the end. She has talent and she was playing really well today, very aggressive. I know she just won a tournament in Istanbul, so she got her confidence."

shirgan
Jun 4th, 2006, 07:13 AM
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/library/200x250/71115248.jpg

© Getty Images

shirgan
Jun 4th, 2006, 08:10 AM
According to Haaretz
"ESPN Israel" requested from ESPN headquarters in the U.S. to broadcast the Hingis-Peer match, but were replyed that they cannot accomodate every daughter-channel to broadcast the match of its choice.
But that the channel would make an effort to broadcast the match live.

That's such BS. They always broadcast different matches in different ESPN channels around the world!!!

The article in Haaretz (in hebrew):

http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/pages/ShArtPE.jhtml?itemNo=722449&contrassID=2&subContrassID=8&sbSubContrassID=0

shirgan
Jun 4th, 2006, 08:15 AM
And yet another quote from Dementieva:

"I wish I had a day off yesterday," said the Russian, who was forced to play on consecutive days after rain played havoc with the schedule.

"I was playing six hours on my day off and this is not fair, especially in a grand slam when you realize that every single match is so important and so difficult. I was playing three sets singles, three sets doubles. I didn't have enough time to recover."

Nimrodg
Jun 4th, 2006, 09:02 AM
"I was playing six hours on my day off and this is not fair, especially in a grand slam when you realize that every single match is so important and so difficult. I was playing three sets singles, three sets doubles. I didn't have enough time to recover."

That's sounds to me like:
"אוי אוי אוי, אני כזאת מסכנה ששיחקתי שש שעות, ואני לא יכולה לשחק יומיים ברצף, והמגרש היה גם עקום והייתה גם רוח בכיוון שלי"
:lol:

King Aaron
Jun 4th, 2006, 05:48 PM
According to Haaretz
"ESPN Israel" requested from ESPN headquarters in the U.S. to broadcast the Hingis-Peer match, but were replyed that they cannot accomodate every daughter-channel to broadcast the match of its choice.
But that the channel would make an effort to broadcast the match live.

That's such BS. They always broadcast different matches in different ESPN channels around the world!!!

The article in Haaretz (in hebrew):

http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/pages/ShArtPE.jhtml?itemNo=722449&contrassID=2&subContrassID=8&sbSubContrassID=0
Really? I thought that was Eurosport?
ESPN doesn't even show much live coverage. :o

Meteor Shower
Jun 4th, 2006, 08:19 PM
Match tied at one set all after today and will continue tomorrow.

Hingis won the first set 6-3
Shahar won the second 6-2

Well done Shahar, you played great, I'm proud of you. Keep it up tomorrow and everything will be ok :) Kadima!

Makkabi
Jun 5th, 2006, 01:52 AM
Kadima!!!

FlushingMeadows
Jun 5th, 2006, 03:07 AM
As usual, Shahar is fighting and isn't afraid of an opponent with a bigger name. Keep it up, Shahar!

shirgan
Jun 5th, 2006, 03:22 AM
Really? I thought that was Eurosport?
ESPN doesn't even show much live coverage. :o
In Israel they do
although mostly men's tennis
but at most grand slams they show men's and women's

UDACHi
Jun 5th, 2006, 05:09 AM
Go, Shahar!

I haven't been posting in here cause I've been bitter about her win over Lena. :lol: But now, I'm okay with it. I really hope she takes advantage of this opportunity against Hingis tomorrow. :D

Meteor Shower
Jun 5th, 2006, 12:53 PM
Shahar lost 6-3 in the third

Start pretty well to lead 2-1, then had a meltdown and woke up too late :sad:

Still great FO for Shahar, I'm proud of you :yeah:

Makkabi
Jun 5th, 2006, 01:59 PM
:sad:

King Aaron
Jun 5th, 2006, 05:32 PM
In Israel they do
although mostly men's tennis
but at most grand slams they show men's and women's
Oh okay.

Shahar, great tournament nevertheless. She is definitely on the way up. :)