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KV
Jul 25th, 2006, 07:29 PM
A new name in Russian Roulette. In less than 10 days time Vesna climbed up the ladder about 200 places. Since today's win Vesna is (probably) in top 500. Booked her best ever result last week in Ukraine 25 K. where she made semis after starting with Qualies.

KV
Aug 19th, 2006, 06:38 PM
Good news Vesna starts with first round Qual win at Moscow 25 K.

KV
Aug 20th, 2006, 02:15 PM
Good news Vesna won Qual 2nd round match ranking wise Vesna's done her job. Things can only get better

KV
Aug 21st, 2006, 04:10 PM
Satisfying Moscow 25 K. for Vesna from Qualies into 2nd round Main Draw. :)

KV
Aug 25th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Reached QF's very satisfying tourney. :)

KV
Aug 29th, 2006, 04:08 PM
Well done to make Main Draw in 25 K. Alphen aan de Rijn.

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 30th, 2006, 01:23 PM
good luck Vesna in Netherlands ;)
doing pretty well in 1st yr ;)

KV
Sep 5th, 2006, 05:45 PM
Vesna made Main Draw of Denain 75 K. after coming from Qualies :)

UDACHi
Sep 5th, 2006, 06:32 PM
tell us more about vesna. :lol:

KV
Sep 5th, 2006, 07:41 PM
tell us more about vesna. :lol:
Best sites to visit to get more info.
Wtatour since 1996
Junior Tennis site + ITF-Juniors or just type Vesna Manasieva on the search engine.

Anik
Sep 5th, 2006, 07:43 PM
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/player/IO_19935_player.JPG http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/profiles/6/1/2/1/1/8/4407.jpg

it's old but...

Baltimore Sun - June 13, 2003
By Sabra Ayres

Russia: Considered elitist under communism, tennis is growing popular as young players succeed in world competition.

MOSCOW - Vesna Manasieva was 4 years old when she informed her parents she wanted to play tennis. She had watched the American player Lindsey Davenport on television and was fascinated by the crowd's oohing and ahhing as she dived across the court for the ball.

"I didn't even know what tennis was," says Manasieva, 13, ranked fourth in Europe for players younger than 14 and part of Russia's suddenly serious love affair with the game, "but I knew after seeing Lindsey that I wanted to play."

Russia's intoxication with tennis has intensified as young players such as Manasieva have made a name for themselves in international competitions. Frowned upon as an elitist sport during the oppressive days of the Soviet Union, tennis now hovers close behind soccer, hockey and ice-skating in popularity.

In Soviet times, tennis and golf were considered bourgeois games that went against the egalitarian morals promoted by the communist government. Soviet athletes competed to show the strength of their country; tennis tournaments seemed to be about only prize money, not national pride.

The country also lacked the ingredients for producing world-calls tennis stars: There were few indoor courts for training during the long, harsh winter, and few people could afford rackets and tennis shoes.

When the Soviet Union collapsed, many Russians rushed to try activities that had been denounced. Russia's young tennis hopefuls train at modern academies with air-conditioned indoor courts. Children's tennis clubs number about 350, and more than 1,000 children's tournaments take place a year, according to the Russian Tennis Federation.

Parents of aspiring young athletes such as Manasieva take their children to lessons in the hope they will learn to play like Olympic Gold Medalist Yevgeny Kafelnikov, 29, or like Marat Safin, 23, ranked 12th in the world. Or like tennis pro-turned-glamour girl Anna Kournikova, ranked 77th.

Recently, Russia's 18-year-old Vera Zvonareva surprised the tennis world by defeating American Venus Williams in the fourth round of the French Open in Paris. Zvonareva's rival and fellow Muscovite, Nadia Petrova, 21, defeated Zvonareva in the next round, before losing in the semifinals to Belgian Kim Clijsters.

Russian men entered the limelight in December, when the national team won its first Davis Cup in a match against France. Former President Boris N. Yeltsin was in Paris cheering from the sidelines, and he is partly responsible for the game's popularity. Though hardly a model of fitness, he played the game regularly when he was president, and his love of tennis had much the same effect on the population as President Vladimir V. Putin's love of judo: Tens of thousands of people suddenly decided the president's favored sport was worth learning.

In the mid-1990s, tennis academies began opening across the country, especially in Moscow. Many of the adult tennis clubs provided a place for the newly wealthy to impress their friends by showing off their clothing and cars.

"At that time, there was a split in the social-economics of the country," says Konstantin Bogorodetski, a former coach for the women's national team, "and rich people appeared on the scene who could put money to the development of tennis."

Bogorodetski began playing tennis in 1963, when he was 21. "Back then, 40 years ago, it was hard to find the right equipment - shoes, rackets and balls," he says. "But we always had a group who wanted to play with what we had."

He coaches 8- to 10-year-olds at the Valery Children's Tennis Academy in northwest Moscow, where Manasieva and other rising young tennis stars train. It was not the first tennis academy, but the plush, private center has the most modern facilities, with 18 indoor and 18 outdoor courts, a weight-training center and a pool. "For us, indoor courts are very important," says Alexander Kalivod of the Russian Tennis Federation. From September to May - when cold temperatures seem without end - indoor courts are needed.

Manasieva has spent most of the past two years training at Valery. She is focused on the game, and her focus has made her more mature than the average 13 year old.

Her daily practice begins at 9 a.m., followed by aerobic and weight training. After lunch, she spends four hours working with a private tutor on history, math, Russian and other lessons.

The game's new fashionableness has led some coaches to switch from training young players to instructing businessmen, who can afford to pay more. Two months ago, Manasieva split from her coach of nine years after he increased his hourly fee.

"Right now, it is hard to find good coaches," she says. "They either want too much money, or they go to coach in other countries."

For the time being, Manasieva's mother, Katya, is her coach. She offers advice from the sidelines as her daughter plays against adults who hire her to challenge their games. She said she has two choices: find a new coach or play for Serbia, her father's birthplace.

"My mom can't be my coach forever; she's not even a tennis player," Manasieva says, pushing new glasses up on her nose. "I don't want to move to Yugoslavia. We are settled here, and my dog is here."

Manasieva will turn 14 this summer and will begin competing in an older age category. It will mark the first time that she'll compete for tournament money and be the next big step toward making tennis her career.

"It will be difficult, but it's better to play with the older girls," she says. "My goal is to be one of the top 100 players in the world in the next few years." If she gets that far, she will join an increasing number of her countrymen on the list.

KV
Sep 5th, 2006, 09:02 PM
Good news Vesna 's cracked the top 400 ATM. :)

Seri
Sep 11th, 2006, 04:06 PM
Vesna Multisport 2006
http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/8580/dsc00507pn3.jpg

KV
Oct 23rd, 2006, 08:44 PM
Vesna in this weeks 25 K. Podolsk. :) Good chance to make second round vs. probably E. Ivanova. Good luck

KV
Oct 24th, 2006, 07:07 PM
Job done into second round :) vs. one of the fav. to win. At times draws in 25 K's could be more difficult than in 50 K's. This tournament proves it. No reason why Katya M. can't make a QF in a 50 K. :(

Foot's Fingers
Oct 25th, 2006, 01:20 PM
congrats Vesna

KV
Jan 29th, 2007, 05:13 PM
Vesna reached Qual final round of Ortisei 75 K. Has to play a higher ranked. Needs the tennis of her life to make M. D. Ranking wise good tourney, nothing to be disappoined with. :)

Foot's Fingers
Jan 30th, 2007, 07:54 AM
quite good start in 2007

Foot's Fingers
Jan 30th, 2007, 12:44 PM
Vesna Manasieva def. Ekaterina Dzehalevich (7) 64 16 75

She is in main draw :woohoo:

KV
Jan 30th, 2007, 04:08 PM
Very good start of the season. Well done Vesna :D

KV
Feb 1st, 2007, 08:15 PM
Even better than good start of the season. Def. J. Schruff in comfortable straight sets 7-5 6-1 :bounce: From Qualies into QF's. :D

Foot's Fingers
Feb 2nd, 2007, 08:02 AM
Vesna :woohoo:

What a great tournament for you :rocker2:


Climbing higher and higher :)

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 13th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Vesna qualified for 25k Stockholm and
won her 1st rd 76 in 3rd vs Sandra Roma ;)

go Vesna ;)

Foot's Fingers
Feb 14th, 2007, 09:19 AM
Vesna :woohoo:

Foot's Fingers
Feb 15th, 2007, 03:13 PM
Vesna MANASIEVA (RUS) def. Sorana-Mihaela CIRSTEA (ROM) 6-3 7-5

:woohoo:

KV
Feb 16th, 2007, 02:48 PM
Very good start of this season :)

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 16th, 2007, 04:31 PM
Vesna won again today ;) :yeah:
62 46 75 vs Skavronskaia

Vesna vs Pichet in semis
good luck Vesna :)

KV
Feb 17th, 2007, 02:21 PM
Another excellent tourney :) Good luck vs. Pichet.

Foot's Fingers
Feb 20th, 2007, 09:11 AM
Vesna lost in SF but anyway good run here

Foot's Fingers
Mar 7th, 2007, 09:28 AM
Minsk 25k draw

(1) Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS) vs Maria Kondratieva (RUS)
Katarina Kachlikova (SVK) vs Vesna Manasieva (RUS)
(Q) Aleksandra Malyarchikova (BLR) vs Eva Hrdinova (CZE)
(Q) Volha Duko (BLR) vs (6) Ekaterina Dzehalevich (BLR)

Good Luck!!!

KV
Mar 7th, 2007, 04:13 PM
The form Vesna is in you never know. Good luck

KV
Mar 7th, 2007, 07:57 PM
In following round so the worst is avoided. Doesn't leave empty-handed :)

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 7th, 2007, 08:23 PM
good to see Vesna keeping up her good 2007 so far :) :D

Foot's Fingers
Mar 8th, 2007, 08:12 AM
Vesna is still in good form ;)

Foot's Fingers
Mar 8th, 2007, 08:18 AM
DZEHALEVICH (BLR) / MANASIEVA (RUS) defeated KOSYK (UKR) / TEPLYAKOVA (UKR) 62 64 :)

Foot's Fingers
Mar 9th, 2007, 01:57 PM
Doubles QF:


DZEHALEVICH (BLR) / MANASIEVA (RUS) defeated KONDRATIEVA (RUS) / LEFEVRE (FRA) (3) 26 61 63

Foot's Fingers
Mar 9th, 2007, 01:57 PM
Ekaterina IVANOVA (RUS) (1) defeated Vesna MANASIEVA (RUS) 64 62

but not bad tournament in total

Foot's Fingers
Mar 9th, 2007, 02:03 PM
Doubles SF

MAKAROVA (RUS) / RODINA (RUS) defeated DZEHALEVICH (BLR) / MANASIEVA (RUS) 63 63

Foot's Fingers
May 9th, 2007, 07:14 AM
75,000 Monzon (ESP)

Vesna MANASIEVA (RUS) defeated Sandhya NAGARAJ (IND) 61 63 :)

KV
May 9th, 2007, 03:55 PM
Well done Vesna :)

TheBoiledEgg
May 9th, 2007, 07:45 PM
Vesna cleaned up Lisjak 63 61 :woohoo:

KV
May 9th, 2007, 07:50 PM
Excellent :)

Foot's Fingers
May 10th, 2007, 08:26 AM
wow Vesna :banana:

azmad_88
May 10th, 2007, 11:20 AM
nice to know alot of russians coming up!

go manasieva!

KV
Aug 22nd, 2007, 08:45 AM
INTO QF of Moscow 25 K. Go Vesna.

KV
Aug 23rd, 2007, 01:20 PM
More less Vesna will enter the top 250. :)

bret
Aug 26th, 2007, 06:14 AM
Moscow 25k$, final
KONDRATIEVA (RUS) / MANASIEVA (RUS) - BRATCHIKOVA (RUS) / LEFEVRE (FRA) 6-2 6-1

KV
Sep 8th, 2007, 03:37 PM
Vesna passed first round Qual of 100 K. Kharkov :)

bret
Sep 10th, 2007, 04:25 PM
Q, 3rd round
(1)V.Manasieva (RUS) def. M.Gaverova (RUS) 6-3 7-5

In Main 1st round versus Yuliana Fedak [4] (UKR)

KV
Sep 11th, 2007, 09:11 PM
And Vesna created the upset in round 2 with straight set win. :)

bret
Sep 11th, 2007, 11:27 PM
Attacking Yuliana
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6780/manasievagb0.th.jpg (http://img521.imageshack.us/my.php?image=manasievagb0.jpg)

KV
Sep 15th, 2007, 08:59 PM
Unbelievable Vesna is in 100 K. Kharkov final :bounce:

bret
Sep 15th, 2007, 10:21 PM
In second set it was like Tanya finded good weapon against Vesna, but so much Tanya's errors in 3rd set broght win to Manasieva

MD, SF
V.Manasieva (RUS) def. T.Perebiynis (UKR) 6-3 1-6 6-4

Vesna in MD defeated 3 ukrainian girls, what about 4th?

Привет
Sep 15th, 2007, 10:44 PM
I have never seen anything about Vesna. Good luck to her for her final. :D

bret
Sep 16th, 2007, 10:15 AM
A.Bondarenko (UKR) def. V.Manasieva (RUS) 6-1 6-1
Not best tennis - so much errors. And Alona's attacks was powerful

KV
Sep 16th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Okay she lost the final, but did better than expected. Who'd have thought Vesna to make the final, well done.

bret
Sep 18th, 2007, 09:14 AM
No, it's great result and good experience
http://data2.gallery.ru/albums/gallery/0000016690-111891-4294100-m750x740.jpg

bret
Oct 4th, 2007, 06:21 AM
WTA Tashkent Open 145k
1nd round
MANASIEVA, Vesna (RUS) - VOSKOBOEVA, Galina (RUS) 6-3 4-6 6-1
2nd round
MANASIEVA, Vesna (RUS) - PARMENTIER, Pauline (FRA) (#91)

Good luck, Vesna!

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 4th, 2007, 12:55 PM
Vesna :sad: lost in r2 but moving in right direction

KV
Nov 8th, 2007, 03:21 PM
Vesna heading in right direction into QF's of Minsk. No reason why she can't play one of her compatriots in the SF. :)

Mana
Nov 9th, 2007, 05:16 PM
Vesna lost instraight sets in the Q/F's :sad:

But is into the doubles final with Katya I :banana:

Katya/Vesna d. Bychkova/Rodina 63 61

Good luvk in the final girls!

bret
Nov 11th, 2007, 07:06 AM
KUDRYAVTSEVA (RUS) / PAVLYUCHENKOVA (RUS) (3) def. IVANOVA (RUS) / MANASIEVA (RUS) 6-0 6-2 :(

Munich
Dec 28th, 2007, 09:06 PM
Vesna def. Klepac 63 61 at Auckland qualies:woohoo:

Mana
Dec 29th, 2007, 07:34 AM
I saw Vesna play live today, she has a nice game. With stedy improvement I see no reason why she cant crack the top 100 sooner rather than later. She has a great additude too :yeah: Here are a couple of pics I took of Vesna today...
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5536/pc290053ba5.th.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pc290053ba5.jpg)http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/8831/pc290050fy7.th.jpg (http://img341.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pc290050fy7.jpg)

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 29th, 2007, 10:19 AM
Vesna :yeah: :)

KV
Dec 29th, 2007, 06:54 PM
Well done :)

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 30th, 2007, 07:11 AM
Vesna bt Salerni in 3 :banana:
into final Q rd now

good luck Vesna

Mana
Dec 30th, 2007, 07:57 AM
Vesna :worship: Played great tennis in the final set :bowdown:

KV
Dec 30th, 2007, 11:51 AM
Very pleasing start of the season. :)

Shoulderpova
Dec 31st, 2007, 08:35 AM
Vesnas qualified for the MD, def. Mariya Korrytseva in 3 :D
Keep it up and do some damage in MD :clap2:

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 31st, 2007, 04:16 PM
Vesna :yeah: :D :)
good luck vs Parmentier in a few hrs time.

HowardH
Jan 3rd, 2008, 03:29 AM
In practice in Auckland today she seemed to have a very fast serve, though I'm not sure how accurate it is. Haven't seen her play a match, so I don't know how well she produces it under pressure, but she can get it up well over 100mph, no doubt. She was serving harder than most of the men practicing for the Heineken Open qualifying around her. Definitely above 110mph, up near 120mph when she really cranks it up I'd bet. Although she seemed to aim for the backhand almost all the time, so I'm not sure how fast her wide slice serve is. And I know it can be harder to produce powerful serves under match pressure. When I told her she had a very nice serve, she was a tiny bit embarrassed and told me she's not sure why the other girls don't serve faster, so evidently the power comes easily for her. I haven't seen the rest of her game, but if her groundies are reasonably solid and she learns to aim her serve a little better, I can definitely see her inside the top 50 eventually, with some good results. Oh, and she seems quite nice. :)

Foot's Fingers
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:54 AM
Evgeniya Rodina RUS (10) v Junri Namigata JPN
Sandra Kloesel GER v Vasilisa Bardina RUS

Brittany Sheed AUS v Vesna Manasieva RUS
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP v Aleksandra Wozniak CAN (23)


:bigcry: Vesna and Zhenya in one part of th AO QD

Foot's Fingers
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:34 AM
Court 7

1 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Masa Zec Peskiric (SLO) v. Olivia Rogowska (AUS)

followed by
2 Women's Qual Singles - 1st Rnd.
Brittany Sheed (AUS) v. Vesna Manasieva (RUS)


Vesna has huge chance for a win tomorrow

KV
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:50 AM
Good luck vs. Brittany. GO Vesna

Foot's Fingers
Jan 10th, 2008, 07:40 AM
Vesna won easly 62 63 :)

good use of the draw

Foot's Fingers
Jan 10th, 2008, 07:41 AM
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez is next

KV
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:16 AM
Nice GS debut. Keep it up Vesna

Foot's Fingers
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:34 AM
Court 10

10:00 AM Start
1 Men's Qual Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Matwe Middelkoop (NED)
v. Federico Luzzi (ITA)[23]


followed by
2 Women's Qual Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
v. Katie Obrien (GBR)[15]

3 Women's Qual Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Vesna Manasieva (RUS)
v. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP)

Not Before 2:00 PM
4 Women's Qual Singles - 2nd Rnd.
I-Hsuan Hwang (TPE)
v. Arina Rodionova (RUS)

Good Luck!

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 10th, 2008, 01:05 PM
well done Vesna :) :yeah: :D

Foot's Fingers
Jan 11th, 2008, 06:52 AM
Vesna in final Q rnd :woohoo: 67(6) 76(5) 61

Just one more step pls))))

KV
Jan 11th, 2008, 07:10 AM
Not her best match, but keeps up her fine start of the year. :)

Foot's Fingers
Jan 11th, 2008, 07:13 AM
Court 7 Tomorrow

10:00 AM Start 1 Women's Qual Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) v. Olivia Sanchez (FRA)[24]

followed by
2 Men's Qual Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Ti Chen (TPE)
v. Lukas Dlouhy (CZE)[29]

3 Women's Qual Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS) v. Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP)

4 Women's Qual Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Sandra Kloesel (GER) v. Vesna Manasieva (RUS)

Good Luck!

Foot's Fingers
Jan 14th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Pitty she lost

Foot's Fingers
Feb 1st, 2008, 12:56 PM
Pattaya Qualifying Draw

(2)MANASIEVA, Vesna vs RODIONOVA, Arina
HWANG, I-Hsuan vs (WC)MULSAP, Sophia
(WC)KHABIBULINA, Albina vs TULYAGANOVA, Iroda
(WC)EKSHIBAROVA, Vlada vs (7)CHAN, Chin-Wei

Mana
Feb 1st, 2008, 06:03 PM
Come on Vesna :worship:

jordan1989
Feb 2nd, 2008, 03:20 PM
Woohoo Go VESNA!! i'm a big fan

jordan1989
Feb 2nd, 2008, 03:20 PM
Oh and Vesna is not a russian name, it sounds more Macedonian?

RR-87
Feb 3rd, 2008, 10:07 PM
Oh and Vesna is not a russian name, it sounds more Macedonian?

defenetely not russian ;) though it means 'spring' in russian language ;)

Vesna beat Arina Rodionova 6-0 6-1, beat Hwang 6-0 6-2 in Pattaya qualies :yeah:

next is Iroda Tulyaganova :scared: :(

Foot's Fingers
Feb 4th, 2008, 11:37 AM
Good Luck in final Q round :rocker2:

Shoulderpova
Feb 4th, 2008, 03:33 PM
yay :yippee: now go beat Iroda ;)

Mana
Feb 4th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Good luck Vesna :D Beat Iroda ;)

KV
Feb 4th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Well done to make Final Qual round.

Foot's Fingers
Feb 5th, 2008, 09:57 AM
Vesna beated Iri 62 75 and reached main draw ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 5th, 2008, 11:43 AM
Vesna :yeah: ;)
now good luck in maindraw

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 6th, 2008, 12:25 PM
seems like she won her 1r 61 60 :yeah: :D :)

Foot's Fingers
Feb 6th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup!!!!

Great!!! :banana:

Mana
Feb 7th, 2008, 05:28 AM
Fab Vesna :worship:

Good luck against Kerber very soon :bounce::bowdown:

lucho_coria
Feb 7th, 2008, 05:36 AM
camon vesna!!!

azmad_88
Feb 7th, 2008, 06:08 AM
go vesna!!

azmad_88
Feb 7th, 2008, 08:39 AM
Vesna won 6-2 6-1

Foot's Fingers
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:09 AM
:woohoo:

What agreat week for her!!! :rocker2:

goldenlox
Feb 7th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Now she has to keep this going

Demska
Feb 7th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Go Vesna, take out Bychie. :armed:

KV
Feb 7th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Terrific!

Demska
Feb 7th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Friday, February 8, 2008

Court 1 (from 15.30hrs)
1. Manasieva vs. Bychkova
2. A.Radwanska vs. Tanasugarn (NB 17.00hrs)
3. Amanmuradova vs. Y.Chan
4. Ehritt-Vanc/Tanasugarn vs. Han/Xu

denibas77
Feb 7th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Oh and Vesna is not a russian name, it sounds more Macedonian?

that's sure is macedonian surname

jordan1989
Feb 7th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Woohoo Go vesna

tenn_ace
Feb 7th, 2008, 11:33 PM
woohoo Vesna made to the General Messages Forum!!!!!!!

azmad_88
Feb 8th, 2008, 02:22 AM
go vesna!

Mana
Feb 8th, 2008, 08:11 AM
Vesna vs. Katya :sad::( 4-4 in first set, I dont mind who wins :shrug: Come on Vesna ;)

Foot's Fingers
Feb 8th, 2008, 10:52 AM
Katya won 46 76(6) 63

goldenlox
Feb 8th, 2008, 11:36 AM
Vesna has to keep moving forward. This was a good week, but she has to keep improving.

Mana
Feb 8th, 2008, 04:43 PM
Vesna :hug:

goldenlox
Feb 8th, 2008, 10:59 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/10/fullj.d9a4c036c3878fe8678ef555db210544/d9a4c036c3878fe8678ef555db210544-getty-tennis-davis-tha-rus.jpg
Vesna Manasieva of Russia hits the ball as she returns to her compatriot, Ekaterina Bychkova during the quarter final round of the Pattaya Women's Open tournament in Pattaya on February 8, 2008

Foot's Fingers
Feb 18th, 2008, 02:37 PM
$25.000 Capriolo (ITA) :


(7)Neuza Silva (POR) v Corinna Dentoni (ITA)
(Q)Darija Jurak (CRO) v (wc)Astrid Besser (ITA)

Carmen Klaschka (GER) v Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU)
(2)Vesna Manasieva (RUS) v (Q)Eugenia Grebenyuk (RUS)


Doubles Main Draw

De Gubernatis/Janshen (FRA/NED) v Bezjak/Tseplukhova (CRO/RUS)
(2)Kapshay/Manasieva (UKR/RUS) v Jurak/Lisjak (CRO)

KV
Feb 18th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Good luck at Capriolo

Foot's Fingers
Feb 19th, 2008, 08:07 AM
Vesna MANASIEVA (RUS) (2) defeated Eugenia GREBENYUK (RUS) 7-6(3) 4-6 6-4

Mana
Feb 19th, 2008, 08:26 AM
Good singles win for Vesna :D Lost in doubles tho 8-10 in super TB. No worries tho, another 25 points here would be very welcome for Vesna :);)

Foot's Fingers
Feb 21st, 2008, 12:06 PM
Vesna MANASIEVA (RUS) (2) defeated Carmen KLASCHKA (GER) 6-2 4-6 7-5 :woohoo:

Mana
Feb 24th, 2008, 11:00 AM
Vesna is into the final vrs Keothvong. Good luck Vesna, should be the favourite I think :worship:

KV
Feb 24th, 2008, 11:04 AM
Well done Vesna, good luck in the final.

Foot's Fingers
Feb 29th, 2008, 02:29 PM
Vesna is 8th seeds in Bangalore Open QD

First match vs S Rao

Then Namigata or Chakravarthi

Mana
Feb 29th, 2008, 06:54 PM
C'mon Vesna :) Big chance here to get closer to top 100 :drool:

Foot's Fingers
Mar 3rd, 2008, 01:09 PM
she lost :help:

Foot's Fingers
Mar 3rd, 2008, 01:09 PM
palying dbls with Vera Z

Foot's Fingers
Apr 2nd, 2008, 08:33 AM
back in action but lost in 1st rnd of $75,000 in Torhout (BEL) as in singles as in doubles :sad:

Juan
Apr 14th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Pics from ITF Monzon
http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/dospordos/Fotos%20de%20torneos/ITF%20Monzon%202008/

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/dospordos/temp/manasieva4.jpg

CCCP1
May 17th, 2008, 11:46 AM
Vesna in the semi's of 50K st Gaudens :D

KV
May 17th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Well done Vesna :)

Foot's Fingers
May 21st, 2008, 06:36 AM
RG QD:

Alicia Molik AUS (9) v Zuzana Ondraskova CZE
Jarmila Gajdosova SVK v Marta Marrero ESP

Naomi Cavaday GBR v Stefanie Vogele SUI
Betina Jozami ARG v Vesna Manasieva RUS (20)

Good Luck!

Foot's Fingers
May 21st, 2008, 06:56 AM
Court 15

09:00 Start 1 Women's Qual. Singles - 1st Rnd.
Sophie Ferguson (AUS) v. Anda Perianu (ROU)

followed by
2 Women's Qual. Singles - 1st Rnd.
Betina Jozami (ARG) v. Vesna Manasieva (RUS)[20]

Foot's Fingers
May 21st, 2008, 11:07 AM
Vesna 46 55.... broken when serving for set....

Shoulderpova
May 21st, 2008, 11:15 AM
led in both sets, lost both sets :tape:

Foot's Fingers
May 21st, 2008, 11:21 AM
Vesna :help: lost ....

She had good chance to win today but unfortunatly wasted it

Foot's Fingers
Jun 17th, 2008, 08:52 AM
Wim QD:

Lilia Osterloh USA (10)v Stefanie Vogele SUI
Kumiko Iijima JPN v Soledad Esperon ARG

Rika Fujiwara JPN v Naomi Broady GBR
Anastasija Sevastova LAT v Vesna Manasieva RUS (17)

Good Luck

Foot's Fingers
Jun 17th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Vesna won 62 64 :banana:

KV
Jun 17th, 2008, 04:28 PM
Comfortable win as expected :)

Foot's Fingers
Jun 18th, 2008, 10:25 AM
Vesna is playing vs Rika now *12 for this moment

GO!!!!!!!1

Tennis Fool
Nov 4th, 2008, 02:54 AM
Hey guys,

If you don't know I have a thread tracking the accomplishments of prospective Russian stars called The Russian Watch. I update it weekly and usually list a Player Of The Week.

This week Vesna made Honorable Mention by winning her first ITF tournament, the 50K Nantes.

To view the thread, just scroll to my sig. Thanks!

Tennis Fool
Feb 17th, 2009, 05:44 AM
Hey, where are the props for Vesna reaching the finals of the 25k Belfort, France? Great effort, which gives her Player of the Week status along with Evgeniya on the Russian Watch. :D

Foot's Fingers
May 12th, 2009, 07:23 AM
$50,000 Saint-Gaudens

Stephanie DUBOIS (CAN) (7) Vs Ekaterina IVANOVA (RUS)
Katalin MAROSI (HUN) Vs Vesna MANASIEVA (RUS)
Anna TATISHVILI (GEO) defeated Georgie STOOP (GBR) 7-6(5) 7-5
Elena BOVINA (RUS) Vs Petra CETKOVSKA (CZE) (2)

Foot's Fingers
May 12th, 2009, 07:29 AM
RODINA (RUS) / YAKIMOVA (BLR) defeated IVANOVA (RUS) / MANASIEVA (RUS) 6-1 6-7(1) [10-3]

Foot's Fingers
May 13th, 2009, 07:37 AM
Katalin MAROSI (HUN) defeated Vesna MANASIEVA (RUS) 1-6 6-3 6-2 :(

Foot's Fingers
May 20th, 2009, 07:14 AM
RG Q Draw:

Andrea Petkovic GER (7) v Ekaterina Ivanova RUS
Chin-Wei Chan TPE v Neuza Silva POR

Yuliana Fedak UKR v Vesna Manasieva RUS
Kristina Kucova SVK v Michelle Larcher De Brito POR (20)

Foot's Fingers
May 20th, 2009, 07:14 AM
Court 15

1 Women's Qual. Singles - 1st Rnd.
Yuliana Fedak (UKR) v. Vesna Manasieva (RUS)

Good Luck

Foot's Fingers
May 20th, 2009, 07:49 AM
Vesna lost first set 36

pls win in 3

Foot's Fingers
May 20th, 2009, 01:20 PM
Match Summary


Fedak (UKR) Manasieva (RUS)


1st Serve % 46 of 79 = 58 % 54 of 89 = 61 %

Aces 1 1

Double Faults 5 7

Winning % on 1st Serve 32 of 46 = 70 % 33 of 54 = 61 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 9 of 33 = 27 % 11 of 35 = 31 %

Winners (Including Service) 41 44

Receiving Points Won 42 of 89 = 47 % 34 of 79 = 43 %

Break Point Conversions 7 of 10 = 70 % 7 of 13 = 54 %

Total Points Won 86 82

Foot's Fingers
May 20th, 2009, 01:21 PM
Match Summary .


Fedak (UKR) Manasieva (RUS)


1st Serve % 46 of 79 = 58 % 54 of 89 = 61 %

Aces 1 1

Double Faults 5 7

Winning % on 1st Serve 32 of 46 = 70 % 33 of 54 = 61 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 9 of 33 = 27 % 11 of 35 = 31 %

Winners (Including Service) 41 44

Receiving Points Won 42 of 89 = 47 % 34 of 79 = 43 %

Break Point Conversions 7 of 10 = 70 % 7 of 13 = 54 %

Total Points Won 86 82

Foot's Fingers
May 20th, 2009, 01:21 PM
Vesna lost 36 61 57

was leading 31 in final set :bigcry:

Foot's Fingers
May 20th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Match Summary


Fedak (UKR) Manasieva (RUS)


1st Serve % 46 of 79 = 58 % 54 of 89 = 61 %

Aces 1 1

Double Faults 5 7

Winning % on 1st Serve 32 of 46 = 70 % 33 of 54 = 61 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 9 of 33 = 27 % 11 of 35 = 31 %

Winners (Including Service) 41 44

Receiving Points Won 42 of 89 = 47 % 34 of 79 = 43 %

Break Point Conversions 7 of 10 = 70 % 7 of 13 = 54 %

Total Points Won 86 82

KV
May 20th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Kinda expect, but good signs for Vesna. Well, how more attractive is RG than Madrid. At Madrid you hardly came across this amount of winners, it's rather 10 winners 40 UE's.

Foot's Fingers
Jun 16th, 2009, 11:16 AM
playing vs Noppawan Lertcheewakarn in first rnd of Wim Q

Already lost first set on TB :(

Fight!!!

Foot's Fingers
Jun 16th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Vesna won 67(9) 64 61 :)

Congrats!!!

KV
Jun 16th, 2009, 07:06 PM
Made up in the two final sets to make surefor another year to play the GS's again. :)

Marat Safin fan
Jun 19th, 2009, 08:34 AM
Vesna in the main draw of Wimbledon :bounce: :bounce:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:34 AM
MD OF GS :woohoo:

goldenlox
Jun 22nd, 2009, 05:50 PM
Vesna lost 86 in the 3rd. She was up a break serving *32, but she has to work on her serve. You have to be able to hold at key moments, especially on fast surfaces.

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 22nd, 2009, 05:52 PM
had it in bag and let her out :fiery:

Tatianadove
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:13 PM
:sad:

Foot's Fingers
Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:19 AM
Vesna :hug:

rrfnpump
Jun 25th, 2009, 07:38 PM
My Pictures of Vesna from Wimbledon. :)

http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m117/rrfnpump/2009%20Wimbledon/Day%2001%20Monday/DSC_0157.jpg

http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m117/rrfnpump/2009%20Wimbledon/Day%2001%20Monday/DSC_0162.jpg

http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m117/rrfnpump/2009%20Wimbledon/Day%2001%20Monday/DSC_0167.jpg

More here! (http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m117/rrfnpump/2009%20Wimbledon/)

ivan_swiss
Jul 5th, 2009, 02:50 AM
Good little form run for vesna, qualifying for Wimbledon and reaching the semi finals of a 50K in Spain

Tennis Fool
Jul 8th, 2009, 03:15 AM
Vesna gets an Hon. Men. in the Russian Watch :)

KV
Jul 9th, 2009, 07:56 PM
Vesna's good run continues reached the Qf's of 25 K. La Coruna as the second seed. :)

Bероника
Jul 17th, 2009, 03:14 PM
GTK... Vesna Manasieva


LONDON, England - Like so many young players, Vesna Manasieva (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~12874,00.html) - who turns 20 on July 21 - hasn't found the transition from the juniors to the senior ranks all that easy. Life has been a whirl of ITF Circuit events and Tour qualifying events, with injuries hindering her progress.
But last month the sprightly Muscovite surprised herself by qualifying for her first Grand Slam main draw on Wimbledon's grass, where she lost a nail-biter in the first round to the equally youthful but vastly more experienced Timea Bacsinszky (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~10874,00.html?) of Switzerland, 8-6 in the third set. Since then there has been a semifinal run at an ITF event in Spain, and this weekend she is among the hopefuls contesting the qualifying rounds of the Banka Koper Slovenia Open (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~1199,00.html) in Portoroz.
Sonyericssonwtatour.com (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Home/0,,12781,00.html) spoke to Vesna right after she had qualified for Wimbledon.
How did you get started in tennis?
VM: I started playing tennis when I was three. I saw on TV a tennis match and I told my parents I wanted to play, so they bought the racquet and tennis balls for me. Actually I don't remember it but my grandmother says it was the first matches of Lindsay Davenport… she had just started to play.
What's your coaching situation at present?
VM: My coach back home in Russia is Tatiana Solovieva, but I don't have anyone on the road with me - just my mom. She helps me with my off-court training, throws me balls, keeps me motivated, and so on.
Tell us more about your family.
VM: I'm an only child, so aside from my mom, Ekaterina, there's my dad, Ratko, who's a director in a company.
How far did you go in your schooling?
VM: I finished high school and now I'm in my second year of studying physical education at university in Moscow.
Do you have a favorite tournament?
VM: I really fell in love with the Pattaya Open in Thailand. The hotel is very comfortable, the courts are right there and the people are lovely - it's a very good organization. I felt very good there… and made it to the quarterfinals last year. Of course, I held match point against Bychkova in the second set tie-break, so I should have done even better!
What do you enjoy about life on the Tour?
VM: I think when you win a match it's the best, because you are practising for this moment most of the time.
What don't you like?
VM: I'm a big fan of tennis, so I don't really have things I don't like. That said, I don't really like some aspects of training, like running, but I do it anyway!
What do you like to do in your free time?
VM: I like to read books and hang out with my friends. My boyfriend, Arsen, is in Moscow so when I'm there we spend time together. He can't travel with me because of his work but hopefully some time in the future he will.
What's your favorite shot?
VM: My backhand.
Favorite surface?
VM: Hardcourts.
Is there a player from the past who you wish you could have played?
VM: Justine Henin (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~3541,00.html). That was my dream, so it was a big pity for me when she retired.
So you're hoping she follows Kim Clijsters (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~1583,00.html) with a comeback?
VM: Yes, I want that!
If you could steal a shot from another player, what would you choose?
VM: I'd like Serena's serve, or Venus's. Either sister would do.
What do you feel you need to improve about your game to take the next step up?
VM: I think I need to learn to play with more slice, drop shots, generally mix things up a bit. In particular I need to volley more; I don't like to volley so much, but I am working on this.
You're still fairly new to the Tour - who would you most like to play?
VM: I want to play against somebody from the Top 10 - that's my dream at the moment as I've never played anybody so highly ranked. It would be very interesting for me, to see how my game compares.
You qualified for Wimbledon and it is your first Grand Slam main draw - how do you feel about that?
VM: I'm very happy, and it was a big surprise for me because I really didn't expect to get to the main draw on grass.
What's your goal for this year?
VM: You know, I'm not making any goals, because for a year and a half I've had quite a black time - I was getting injured and ill - so now I'm taking things match by match. I just want to be able to play.

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/GettingToKnow/Read/0,,12781~1724417,00.html

KV
Jul 18th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Starts Portoroz with comfortable first round Qual win as expected :)

Tennis Fool
Jul 21st, 2009, 02:31 AM
Vesna makes Hon. Men. on the Russian Watch this week :)

KV
Jul 21st, 2009, 05:03 PM
Vesna has defeated A. Medina Garrigues in 3 sets :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 21st, 2009, 05:06 PM
amazing comeback win for The Hair :banana:

Marat Safin fan
Jul 21st, 2009, 05:07 PM
I can't believe it she was 4-1 down in the 3rd.... Amazing win Vesna, she MUST be close to top 100 now right?

goldenlox
Jul 21st, 2009, 11:21 PM
birthday girl Vesna Manasieva (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~12874,00.html).
Manasieva, who turned 20 on Tuesday, fittingly collected the first Top 20 scalp of her career over the No.20-ranked Spaniard. After winning the first set the Russian faded, dropping the second set handily and falling behind 5-2 in the third. But she hung tough, even saving a pair of match points at 15-40 serving at 3-5, and eventually earned her best ever win in terms of ranking.

KV
Jul 25th, 2009, 01:38 PM
Had a good Portoroz tournament where she went from Qualies to 2nd round. :)
Starts the Istanbul qualifications with straight set win as expected :)

Bероника
Jul 27th, 2009, 08:53 AM
She lost yesterday to Jidkova 5-7 6-7

http://www.istanbulcup.com/Multimedia/Images/2009/26072009/MANASIEVA-JIDKOVA2.jpg

http://www.istanbulcup.com/Multimedia/Images/2009/26072009/MANASIEVA-JIDKOVA5.jpg

http://www.istanbulcup.com/Multimedia/Images/2009/26072009/MANASIEVA-JIDKOVA6.jpg

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 26th, 2009, 05:28 PM
Vesna won her opener at USQ yesterday
61 62 vs Xinyun Han

Q2 vs Rebecca Marino
good luck :)

KV
Aug 26th, 2009, 06:36 PM
As expected won the opener :)

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 27th, 2009, 10:04 PM
Vesna into Q3
won 6-7 6-2 6-1 vs Marino

Vesna ;) :D
Q3 vs Parra

hellas719
Aug 28th, 2009, 03:55 AM
I was there during the second set and she was doing much better than her ranking :yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 29th, 2009, 09:30 PM
Vesna made it :D :) 7-6 6-4 win over Parra

good luck in MD now

KV
Aug 30th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Brilliant :)

hellas719
Sep 9th, 2009, 10:30 PM
My USO Pics (bad quality, I know. I blame the sun, my camera, and for 1 pic the lady in front of me:lol:)-

http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu244/tennisace719/US%20Open%202009%20Q/018.jpg?t=1252535220

http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu244/tennisace719/US%20Open%202009%20Q/026.jpg?t=1252535387

Tennis Fool
Sep 16th, 2009, 02:57 AM
^ Thx for the pix. I was at the Open Friday, Sept. 4.

Vesna gets an Hon. Men. on the Russian Watch :)

zontik
Sep 19th, 2009, 03:35 PM
why she plays not so many tournaments?:confused:

zontik
Sep 22nd, 2009, 10:22 AM
Vesna players Tashkent

1st round def. Kolesnichenko 6:1 6:1

kingcrimson
Feb 14th, 2010, 09:32 PM
From the beginning of 2010 Vesna's showing not bad result.. She has qualified 2 times in Paris and Dubai and today played very good match against Hantuchova. She lost 6-4, 6-4

She was very close to win. 3-4 key points decided everything - not much experience on such level.

Hope she's getting better with her game

Some pics from this match:

http://s003.radikal.ru/i203/1002/ce/e2250f979ca7.jpg

http://s004.radikal.ru/i207/1002/e7/d6a7537b83ca.jpg

http://s43.radikal.ru/i102/1002/e4/bf49ffb32106.jpg

http://i065.radikal.ru/1002/2d/0df466a92ef8.jpg

http://s006.radikal.ru/i213/1002/d0/a424277b1be0.jpg

And this one from Paris

http://s56.radikal.ru/i154/1002/89/23baa5111cb8.jpg

van£ss
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:44 PM
i have a few pics i took of Vesna from Paris :

http://i46.tinypic.com/2q0nfh4.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/9fo044.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/n6xn5h.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/i1jmo9.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/24y759e.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/2wfon0x.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/156scp4.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/2rpyy34.jpg

benji48
Mar 19th, 2010, 11:21 AM
6VTBGeAFiKA

benji48
Apr 11th, 2010, 03:20 PM
Y-dxS5eQ8kI

lynxy
Jun 21st, 2010, 07:41 AM
From Wimbledon qualifying:

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu33/lynxy_tennis/Wimbledon%202010%20Qualifying/DSC_0365crop.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu33/lynxy_tennis/Wimbledon%202010%20Qualifying/DSC_1238crop.jpg

1R: Manasieva def. Riley Albanese 6-2 6-1
2R: Manasieva def. Xinyun Han 6-2 6-3
3R: Llagostera Vives def. Manasieva 7-6 6-4

Tennis Fool
Aug 11th, 2010, 12:56 AM
Vesna reached her first semifinal of the year at the 50K Astana (losing to eventual champion Evgeniya Rodina). She receives an Hon. Men. on the RW :)

Tennis Fool
Oct 1st, 2010, 01:09 AM
Vesna makes Hon. Men. on the RW for reaching her second semifinal of the year, at the 75K Shrewsbury :)

Tennis Fool
Oct 22nd, 2010, 10:43 PM
Vesna is POTW for getting to the finals of the 50K Joue-les-Tours :D

Jankarenka
Oct 26th, 2010, 09:24 AM
Her last name doesn't sounds very Russian or her first name. It sounds macedonian :wavey:

SM
Oct 30th, 2010, 01:32 AM
Her last name doesn't sounds very Russian or her first name. It sounds macedonian :wavey:
Her parents are ethnically Macedonians. She's now Russian. Go Vesna!

Vaxey
Jan 15th, 2011, 05:12 AM
Australian Open QR2: Manasieva def. Lisicki 7-6 6-4 :bounce: Gret score, Vesna! :D

HowardH
Jan 16th, 2011, 02:00 AM
She qualified, beating YJ Chan 0 and 2. Well done to her.

Vaxey
Jan 16th, 2011, 01:20 PM
Fantastic socre! :bounce:
in MD vs. Pous Tio.

Vaxey
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:15 PM
def. Pous Tio 7-5 6-2 !!! :bounce: First grand slam main draw win! Congratulations, Vesna! :D

Mana
Jan 19th, 2011, 09:00 AM
Vesna d. Bartoli 36 63 60.

Finally a jump to the top 100 is on the cards. She should have been top 50 two years ago.

Come on Vesna, don't stop here.

dos Santos
Jan 20th, 2011, 11:10 AM
AO.2011.WS.R2.Manasieva.vs.Bartoli.3rd.set.RUS.Xvi D (http://rgfootball.net/viewtopic.php?t=3281)

dos Santos
Jan 21st, 2011, 12:21 PM
Australian.Open.2011.R3.Sevastova.vs.Manasieva.NoC omm.wmv (http://tennishaven.com/details.php?id=682#)

Tennis Fool
Feb 3rd, 2011, 02:36 AM
Vesna gets an Hon. Men. on the RW :)

Vaxey
Feb 6th, 2011, 03:00 PM
Paris:
QR1: Manasieva def. Bergot 7-6(4) 3-6 6-2
QR2: Manasieva def. Lim 6-4 7-6(5)
:yeah:

Mana
Feb 6th, 2011, 06:19 PM
Good to see Vensa defending her points from last year here.

dos Santos
Feb 8th, 2011, 06:58 PM
WTA.2011.Paris.WS.R1.Kvitova.vs.Manasieva.RUS.XviD (http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3416163)

kingcrimson
Mar 8th, 2011, 03:55 PM
Vesna won first round over Birnerova... Was very tough match but Vesna won what is very very good for her..

Today will be more complicated opponent Cornet

Hope Vesna will win))

Vaxey
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:08 PM
Congrats, Vesna! :) Would be great, if she will defeat Alize :D Goodluck!

Vaxey
Mar 21st, 2011, 05:10 PM
Miami QR1:
Vesna def. Vania King 6-2 6-1
:eek: Well done! Top110 now

Vaxey
Mar 22nd, 2011, 05:25 PM
Miami QFR: Manasieva def. Meusburger 6-2 6-7(0) 6-3
:bounce: Vesna has 12 win and only 4 lost matches in this year :)

Freakan
Mar 31st, 2011, 06:40 PM
Seems she got married as she's now listed as Vesna Dolonts on ITF website :eek:

Vaxey
Mar 31st, 2011, 06:48 PM
Dolonts :eek: I prefer Manasieva...
Congrats, Vesna :)

HowardH
Apr 5th, 2011, 03:44 PM
Congrats on her marriage. Quite young to get married these days but if she's found the right guy fair enough.

Vaxey
Apr 22nd, 2011, 09:22 PM
Vesna in Estoril qualies:

(4)Vesna Dolonts (RUS) v Madison Brengle (USA)
Sloane Stephens (USA) v Ana Clara Duarte (BRA)
Valeria Savinykh (RUS) v (wc)Rita Vilaca (POR)
Arina Rodionova (RUS) v (5)Petra Martic (CRO)

not as easy draw, but you can do it, Vesna! :yeah:

dos Santos
May 15th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Saint-Gaudens.2011.WS.QF.Dolonts.vs.Tatishvili (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XVT0YSV6)

Vaxey
May 15th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Vesna will be #101 tomorrow! :eek: She'll play in RG main draw also.

Tennis Fool
May 19th, 2011, 11:41 PM
Vesna gets an Hon. Men. on the RW for her SF at Saint-Gaudens :)

Vaxey
May 20th, 2011, 12:11 PM
She will play against to Keothavong in RG 1st round. Anne is not in form, so Vesna has really big chance for 2nd round :) Good luck!!!

Vaxey
May 23rd, 2011, 01:43 PM
Vesna won 36 76(5) 64 !!! :bounce: Next 100 points and Top100 in ranking! :) Congratulations!
now Schiavone, so Vesna probably will be on the main court! :)

HowardH
May 23rd, 2011, 03:32 PM
That's nice, we'll get to see her playing again.

Tennis Fool
Apr 1st, 2012, 11:54 PM
Vesna is the #6 seed at Tessenderlo. She faces Richel Hogencamp. Vesna's game has been in a bit of a tailspin for almost a year. Let's see if she can soon pull it together.

Tennis Fool
Apr 2nd, 2012, 08:44 PM
Very good, Vesna staved off Richel, 62 76(9). Now with either face Lina Stanciute or qualifier Taliana Pereira in Rd. 2.

Misty
Apr 5th, 2012, 06:53 AM
R2: (6)Vesna Dolonts (RUS) d. (Q)Teliana Pereira (BRA) 46 64 64 :cheer:

Tennis Fool
Apr 6th, 2012, 12:16 AM
Vesna has been a rock. Into the semis after defeating WC and last year's finalist, Alison Van Uytvanck, 76(6) 64. Alison had a 1:0 h2h over her.

Now, the surprise of the tournament, qualifier Maryna Zanevska. Vesna is the last seed remaining in the draw.

Tennis Fool
Apr 7th, 2012, 12:04 AM
Maryna is on a warpath, and Vesna was her next victim, winning 63 62.
Vesna had her best tournament since January.

I'm assuming next tournament is Estoril qualies in two weeks?

Tennis Fool
Apr 7th, 2012, 12:12 AM
http://www.limburgopenchevronphillips.be/sites/default/files/images/IMG_1084b.preview.jpg

From the tournament website.

Tennis Fool
Apr 15th, 2012, 11:22 PM
Actually, next tournament is the 25K Civitavechhia, where she's the #8 seed. Plays qualifier Bianca Botto first round.

Tennis Fool
Apr 18th, 2012, 01:23 AM
Vesna defeated Bianca, 63 61. Now faces another qualifier, Gioia Barbieri.

Tennis Fool
Apr 23rd, 2012, 08:58 AM
25K Tunis: Vesna is the #3 seed. Faces Ines Ferrer-Suarez opening round.

Tennis Fool
Apr 23rd, 2012, 07:32 PM
Vesna lost 3 & 4, don't know what's going on with her.

Yuri_Bot
Apr 23rd, 2012, 08:15 PM
Yes. The black band now Vesna, alas

Tennis Fool
May 7th, 2012, 07:58 PM
100k Cagnes Sur Mer. Vesna won her three matches, giving up a total of 9 games :eek:, to qualify:

(3) Valeria Savinykh, 60 62
WC Darija Jurak, 62 63
Anna Floris, 62 60

Now faces #4 Anne Keothavong in the opening round. Anne leads the h2h 2:1, but Vesna won their last meeting, 2011 French Open.

Tennis Fool
May 8th, 2012, 06:44 PM
Good news and bad news.

Good news is that Vesna ran over Anne, 2 & 0.

Bad news is that she is NO LONGER RUSSIAN! She changed nationalities. Now places for Serbia under the name Dolonc.

So this thread will soon be moved to a new forum.

Tenis Srbija
May 8th, 2012, 08:53 PM
http://tenissrbija.blogspot.com/2012/05/vesna-dolonts-igra-za-srbiju.html

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vp1w7opo8Ak/T6l10Y3gabI/AAAAAAAAGgE/M_0HymlEfmk/s1600/Vesna+Dolonc.jpg

"Potpuno neočekivano i bez ikakvih indicija da bi se to moglo dogoditi, ruska teniserka Vesna Dolonts (23) odlučila je da zaigra pod zastavom Srbije!

Ona je odlučila i da promeni prezime iz "DolonTS" u DolonC, a ozbiljniji teniskih fanovi se ove devojke najverovatnije sećaju po devojačkom prezimenu - Manasijeva.

Dolonceva se prvi put ove nedelje pojavila kao predstavnica Srbije i to na prestižnom ITF čelendžer turniru u Kan-Sur-Meru (100 hiljada dolara). Ona je prvo prošla kvalifikacije, a onda upisala hvale vrednu pobedu u prvom kolu nad 75. teniserkom sveta En Keotavong i to sa ubedljivih 6-2 6-0.

Najbolji plasman karijere Vesne Dolonc je 86. pozicija na WTA listi, a trenutno zauzima 168. mesto. To znači da je ona preuzela poziciju četvrte teniserke Srbije na WTA listi i to od sugrađanke Aleksandre Krunić, koja je, podsetimo, kao i Dolonceva rođena u Moskvi...."

Anyhow, former Russian player Vesna Dolonts (ex Manasieva) decided to play for Serbia :yeah:

Just Do It
May 8th, 2012, 09:13 PM
:spit: I still won't take this for granted before she gives some statement. Also, I am curious about her FC and Olympic games status?

Cajka
May 9th, 2012, 12:35 AM
:spit: I still won't take this for granted before she gives some statement. Also, I am curious about her FC and Olympic games status?

She can't play Olympics, she's not even top 150 atm. But she'll have a chance in four year if she improves her ranking. Let's hope she will. :cheer:

She can play FC final tho. :unsure:

Tenis Srbija
May 9th, 2012, 01:35 PM
It's official :)

Linguae^
May 10th, 2012, 01:01 AM
This is like whoa. I know that her father is Serbian and that Russians have a lot of players, but this was not expected.
Anyways, she always looked too avergae to me and she isn't even of the kind that can make a surprise, but she surely has some talent. I hope she even speaks Serbian.

ce
May 10th, 2012, 09:10 AM
Come on Vesna, beat Duboa :hearts:

Tenis Srbija
May 10th, 2012, 06:09 PM
Cagnes-Sur-Mer (100.000$)
R2: Stephanie Dubois def. Vesna Dolonts 7-6(6) 6-4

http://tenissrbija.blogspot.com/2012/05/dolonceva-porazena.html

Tenis Srbija
May 10th, 2012, 06:12 PM
Her parents are ethnically Macedonians. She's now Russian. Go Vesna!

She says her father is Serbian :angel:

ce
May 10th, 2012, 06:46 PM
Vesna :(

Tenis Srbija
May 11th, 2012, 01:39 PM
Vesna :(

Still a good tournament for her. She played R2 in Cagnes-Sur-Mer last year too, but this time she has points from the qualis as well. Anyhow, better then first round loss at 25k in Tunis, and second round loss at 25k in Italy... :)
She has 140 points to defend in the next two tournaments (SF in Saint-Gaudens 50k and R2 at RG :scared: )

Tennis Fool
May 11th, 2012, 05:33 PM
SG is possible, depending on the draw. RG, much harder, as she has to now play qualies.

Just Do It
May 11th, 2012, 06:28 PM
I am really surprised Serbian media didn't write about this transfer a lot. I only found 2 articles. No one even mentioned will she be eligible to play FC final.
Also, a question for Tennis Fool, how do you feel about citizenship change and will that affect your support for her, you are one of the rare fans of hers it seems :lol:

verdegreen
May 11th, 2012, 09:14 PM
Actualy, there were alot of articles. I found a dozen, though, they were all more or less copy/pasted...
I didnt hear about it on TV, but that is probably because i don't wach TV :D

Tenis Srbija
May 12th, 2012, 10:34 AM
I am really surprised Serbian media didn't write about this transfer a lot. I only found 2 articles. No one even mentioned will she be eligible to play FC final.
Also, a question for Tennis Fool, how do you feel about citizenship change and will that affect your support for her, you are one of the rare fans of hers it seems :lol:

Almost every single media wrote about this online, Vecernje Novosti, Sportski zurnal and few others had it on their printed pages :shrug:

Just Do It
May 12th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Almost every single media wrote about this online, Vecernje Novosti, Sportski zurnal and few others had it on their printed pages :shrug:

Blic and B92 didn't write about it = no one wrote about it.

Tenis Srbija
May 12th, 2012, 07:24 PM
Blic and B92 didn't write about it = no one wrote about it.

Yeah, 'cause Blic and B92 are the only two media services in Serbia :rolleyes:

http://www.b92.net/sport/tenis/vesti.php?yyyy=2012&mm=05&dd=09&nav_id=607812 - So there you go.
Even Blic wrote about Vesna in their THIRD (can't really name Blic first class) class newspaper "Alo!"

Tenis Srbija
May 12th, 2012, 09:09 PM
Vesna is up against No1 seed Alexandra Panova in the first round of Saint-Gaudens :(
If she defeates her in the second round she will play against Feuerstein (160. WTA) or Rampre (152. WTA).
Bad draw...

Linguae^
May 12th, 2012, 09:20 PM
Petra the fuck?