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ZAK
Aug 15th, 2006, 09:16 AM
It has worked before!! And it WILL work again :D

TatiAnnahølic
Aug 15th, 2006, 09:45 AM
VoooooDoooo Tati! :devil:

Harju.
Aug 15th, 2006, 03:03 PM
she needs a good draw.

so yeah, bring on the voodoo :devil:

willrock
Aug 15th, 2006, 03:22 PM
Tati really needs a win before USO. Otherwise her confidence will drop...
Glimmer of hope : Tati never ever lost 4 matches in a row on the circuit.
Hope it won't happen :unsure:
Good draw please! PLEASE *crossed fingers*

selyoink
Aug 15th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Please do well Tati

akosiirwyn
Aug 15th, 2006, 08:19 PM
come on tati! *desperately wishes for good draw*

yukon145
Aug 16th, 2006, 12:03 AM
did anyone else notice that in the canada match Tati changed her service motion again? it looks more like the style she had in 2004-5, a little more fluid than it was before. hopefully it will be a good thing if she sticks with it, a more fluid motion means that there are less things that could go wrong with the serve.

best of luck in New Haven Tati.

akosiirwyn
Aug 16th, 2006, 10:10 PM
did anyone else notice that in the canada match Tati changed her service motion again? it looks more like the style she had in 2004-5, a little more fluid than it was before. hopefully it will be a good thing if she sticks with it, a more fluid motion means that there are less things that could go wrong with the serve.

best of luck in New Haven Tati.

I noticed it. But I miss the 2 squat/bounce thingy she did earlier in the year :sad:

yukon145
Aug 16th, 2006, 11:40 PM
I noticed it. But I miss the 2 squat/bounce thingy she did earlier in the year :sad:

yes but hopefully this new motion will result in less problems in the future. her serve didnt let her down that much against ivanovic, it was her ground strokes that looked bad.

martirogi
Aug 17th, 2006, 09:42 PM
tati is a hot mess. except less hot because i miss the blonde hair.

selyoink
Aug 18th, 2006, 03:32 AM
tati is a hot mess. except less hot because i miss the blonde hair.

Yes it is a tough time for both Tati and Nastya. Both are losing and both have changed hair colors and don't look quite as hot anymore.

martirogi
Aug 18th, 2006, 03:55 AM
Yes it is a tough time for both Tati and Nastya. Both are losing and both have changed hair colors and don't look quite as hot anymore.


exactly. POOR US!

rseto
Aug 18th, 2006, 05:42 AM
thanks guys! didn't realize nastya had changed her hair color until you mentioned it. don't really like it and don't think i'll ever get used to that color on her.

as for tati, i started following her when her hair was dark so i don't mind her current color.

willrock
Aug 18th, 2006, 12:35 PM
I like Nastya's new hair color :p

yukon145
Aug 18th, 2006, 02:33 PM
the new haven field is really strong, im worried for Tati. she's gonna get a shit draw because she always does.

ZAK
Aug 18th, 2006, 03:07 PM
the new haven field is really strong, im worried for Tati. she's gonna get a shit draw because she always does.

Thats a pretty negative outlook ;). I'm sure she will get a very good draw:angel:

rseto
Aug 18th, 2006, 03:13 PM
the new haven field is really strong, im worried for Tati. she's gonna get a shit draw because she always does.

i think it's going to be a shitty draw no matter what. even the qualifiers are tough. the best that tati can do is someone who hasn't played much and might be a little rusty.

selyoink
Aug 18th, 2006, 03:16 PM
I think it is pretty much impossible for Tati to get a good draw. When Jie Zheng ranked 27 in the world has to qualify you know the field must be strong. Tati should really hope for drawing Petrova, Davenport, or Nastya. All are out of form. Obviously I'll be mighty pissed if she draws Nastya though. But that would be one of her better chances at winning in the first round.

ZAK
Aug 18th, 2006, 05:19 PM
This thread has been poisoned!!!

Harju.
Aug 18th, 2006, 05:24 PM
This thread has been poisoned!!!
LMAO :haha:

Everyone's being mean here. So much for the thread's name, eh?

But WTF did Myskina play Montreal anyway? That's fucked up schedule. I still think she looks hot anyway. :drool:

Harju.
Aug 18th, 2006, 05:27 PM
And with Tati, she will almost certainly get a tough draw.

Swap Tati with Pratt's draw this week, and we could EASILY still be posting on the other thread. :o

ZAK
Aug 18th, 2006, 05:54 PM
She plays Molik in the first round! It'll still be tough, but atleast its winnable

ZAK
Aug 18th, 2006, 05:55 PM
Mauresmo (1)
Bye
Chakvetadze
Q
Schiavone
Likhovtseva
Srebotnik
Davenport (7)

Petrova (4)
Bye
Bartoli
Dulko
Dechy
Peer
Q
Schnyder (6)

Kuznetsova (5)
Q
Golovin
Molik
Hantuchova
Groenefeld
Bye
Dementieva (3)

Myskina (8)
Safina
Kirilenko
Li
Medina-Garrigues
Q
Bye
Henin-Hardenne (2)

selyoink
Aug 18th, 2006, 06:06 PM
Pretty much the best first round opponent Tati could've gotten. I'm happy with the draw.

Harju.
Aug 18th, 2006, 06:08 PM
See, I don't even bother to see beyond Molik.
Tati, if she can't win this one, we shall buy a new wig for Tati. At least she can look hot even though sucking badly :o

FrenchY52
Aug 18th, 2006, 06:10 PM
I saw Molik vs Chakvetadze, and except her serve, she isn't at her level! She can't run, her backhand is horrible. Tati Darling, if you don't win this, there's a problem !

FrenchY52
Aug 18th, 2006, 06:10 PM
Molik vs Domachowska srry

FrenchY52
Aug 18th, 2006, 06:12 PM
Hopefully Kuznetsova will reach Montréal final and she'll be tired or she'll withdraw.

Harju.
Aug 18th, 2006, 06:20 PM
Tati/Nasty in SF :drool:

selyoink
Aug 18th, 2006, 06:24 PM
Tati/Nasty in SF :drool:

I would love for that to happen. But the chances are very slim.

Harju.
Aug 18th, 2006, 06:26 PM
I would for that to happen. But the chances are very slim.
I'm just following the rule of the thread.
No negative thought
:tape:

I bet Tati will play double again, with local player :tape:

TatiAnnahølic
Aug 18th, 2006, 07:08 PM
Not a bad draw :cool:

Tati/Loeffer-Caro would be nice for doubles :p

boffaloraa
Aug 18th, 2006, 07:23 PM
Not a bad draw :cool:

Tati/Loeffer-Caro would be nice for doubles :p


:lol: :lol:

willrock
Aug 18th, 2006, 07:36 PM
Tati has a very good draw :D
I'm happy :yippee:
I leave in holidays tomorrow so please Tati, rock New Haven! :rocker2:
I'll read about your match in L'Equipe

ZAK
Aug 18th, 2006, 07:51 PM
Not a bad draw :cool:

Tati/Loeffer-Caro would be nice for doubles :p

If Alexandra Stevenson were playing, Tati would sooo team up with her

selyoink
Aug 18th, 2006, 08:18 PM
Tati should team up with Nastya. They are both slumping in singles and neither has done well in doubles this year. It is a perfect match.

rseto
Aug 19th, 2006, 07:21 AM
not a bad opponent for tati. the one thing i hope she can do is get a good start to the match. with the way tati is playing, i'm not quite sure she can come back from an early deficit.

FrenchY52
Aug 19th, 2006, 11:51 AM
Tati has a very good draw :D
I'm happy :yippee:
I leave in holidays tomorrow so please Tati, rock New Haven! :rocker2:
I'll read about your match in L'Equipe

Wai et fais pas comme moi qui ai fait un hors-forfait de 30€ à attendre toutes les nuits les résultats sur le WAP :rolleyes: :D

yukon145
Aug 20th, 2006, 01:36 AM
Centre Court
Matches Start At: 10:00 AM
ATP: Nicolas ALMAGRO (ESP) vs Stanislas WAWRINKA (SUI)
followed by
WTA: Maria KIRILENKO (RUS) vs Na LI (CHN)
followed by
ATP: Daniele BRACCIALI (ITA) vs Nicolas MAHUT (FRA)
followed by
WTA: Tatiana GOLOVIN (FRA) vs Alicia MOLIK (AUS)

good luck Tati, stay focused.

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 11:18 AM
C'mon Taniaaa we'll be there !

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 07:46 PM
Tati's gonna play NOW !
Allezzzzzzzzzzzzz

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 07:57 PM
0-1* :( Molik broke

boffaloraa
Aug 20th, 2006, 07:57 PM
Definetely not a good start a break in the first game :(

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 07:59 PM
*0-2 Molik :sad:

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 08:02 PM
1-2*

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 08:08 PM
*1-3 :(

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 08:09 PM
2-3*
Allez Tati !

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 08:18 PM
*2-4 :sad: she had 2 Breakpoints :sad:

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 08:20 PM
3-4*

boffaloraa
Aug 20th, 2006, 08:33 PM
6-4 Molik :sad:

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 08:33 PM
She lost the first set 6-4 :sad: :sad:

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 08:49 PM
3-0* in the 2nd set. cmon

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 09:07 PM
Tati was leading 4-1 and now 4-4 :sad: :sad: :sad:

pff :sad:

boffaloraa
Aug 20th, 2006, 09:28 PM
Tati won the 2nd set 7-6!! :bounce: :bounce:

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 09:30 PM
Oh My God ! 7-3 in the tie-break.
NOW TATI ==> Mental Strength

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 09:59 PM
Tati is leading 5-3 in the third ! COME ON

yukon145
Aug 20th, 2006, 10:04 PM
yes Tati wins 4-6, 7-6, 6-3!

FrenchY52
Aug 20th, 2006, 10:09 PM
I'm so happy Tati ! Well done.

ZAK
Aug 20th, 2006, 10:15 PM
Great job, Tati! This thread = good karma ;)

rseto
Aug 20th, 2006, 11:44 PM
good victory tati! nice to see tati can play a good 3rd set.

selyoink
Aug 21st, 2006, 03:17 AM
I'm so glad Tati pulled it out in three sets. Seems like it has been forever since she won. Maybe this will give her some momentum for the rest of the tournament.

Harju.
Aug 21st, 2006, 02:31 PM
According to someone who watched the match, Tati still blows. The stat was not that great either. 7 DFs :help:.

Please pick it up if you want to win more than one match and please please get a coach :help:

ZAK
Aug 21st, 2006, 03:07 PM
Article
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/newsroom/?ContentID=696

ZAK
Aug 21st, 2006, 03:10 PM
According to someone who watched the match, Tati still blows. The stat was not that great either. 7 DFs :help:.

Please pick it up if you want to win more than one match and please please get a coach :help:

What do you expect, though? She won, she fought hard enough to take it to a third set when she could easily went down in two. She ain't gonna get a coach between now and tomorrow either, she's probably not going to have one for the US Open; so all she can do is go out and try to win. 7 DFs in 3 sets? big deal

Harju.
Aug 21st, 2006, 03:42 PM
Lol. Someone is in pissy mood.

K I'm being harsh on Tati, but Tati's being stretched to three sets by Molik (who is hardly a top player since her return from injury) and almost blowing 4-0 lead is hardly encouraging result at all. She does need to step up her level if she plans to stay longer at New Haven and New York. And a coach does make a difference, especially after this new rule is implemented.

And here's another person's match report regarding Tati.


(Tati) not good at all IMO. Of course, Alicia started spraying balls later int he second set and in the third, so she played even worse than Tatiana at that point. Just wondering about Alicia whether she gets fatigued quickly now that she has this condition. :sad:

ZAK
Aug 21st, 2006, 03:47 PM
Lol. Someone is in pissy mood.

Me? I'm the positive person ;)

TatiAnnahølic
Aug 21st, 2006, 06:22 PM
Perphaps it was just Tati having a bad day... Ryan told me that she was fine during her practice on Saturday:

Tati seemed to be hitting fine, she was playing in really baggy sweatpants and a t-shirt in the extreme heat (for Montreal), but she moved well.

TatiAnnahølic
Aug 21st, 2006, 06:25 PM
Golovin rallies after Molik's serve falls apart
Jim Fuller, Register Staff
08/21/2006


-NEW HAVEN — With all the innovations coming to the Connecticut Tennis Center for the 2006 Pilot Pen Tennis tournament, perhaps there was room for one more. Move aside instant replay; maybe the WTA’s on-court coaching experiment could wait as well. How about allowing for the declining of serve?


Certainly, it would have worked wonders on Sunday, when Tatiana Golovin and Alicia Molikin put on a rather forgettable serving display in their second-set tiebreaker.

Molik, already with a set in her back pocket, stepped to the service line five times and failed to win a point. Golovin, who squandered a 4-1 lead in the set, fared only slightly better by winning two of five points on her serve. But it was enough as she won the tiebreaker and then went on to take the match 4-6, 7-6, 6-3.

"I hoped to put her in that position enough times and she would be going for it on her second serve when I played aggressively," Golovin said. "That is what I tried to do."

Golovin was broken in her first service game and Molik took advantage.

When Molik ripped off three straight games to rally from a 4-1 deficit in the second set, she appeared to be closing in on her first win over a top 50 player since April of 2005.

Then her serve began to desert her at the most inopportune time.

"I think the most disappointing thing is what I did on my serve. I let myself down in the breaker," Molik said. "I felt like I was always fighting myself. I was second-guessing what direction I was going."

Molik, who peaked at No. 8 in the rankings in February of 2005, has been sidelined by an inner ear infection for large portions of the last year and a half. She is back, feeling healthy and looking for that one big win that will send her back up the rankings.

"I am healthy and ready to go," Molik said. "I am doing all the right things. I had rhythm. A match like that can be decided by two or three points. I am getting myself in position time and time again. I would like to be playing in a match situation every day. I am working extremely hard. Tatiana played really well. She played a real solid match."

Golovin next moves into the second round to face the winner of the Svetlana Kuznetsova/Jill Craybas match.

--------------
Thanks to rseto for this article ;)
http://www.nhregister.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17089493&BRD=1281&PAG=461&dept_id=498516&rfi=6

yukon145
Aug 21st, 2006, 11:04 PM
i'd rather have Tati play like crap and still win, then have her play well and lose. so the point is that Tati won, and she's in the second round.

yukon145
Aug 22nd, 2006, 03:00 AM
Grandstand
Matches Start At: 10:00 AM
1. Anna CHAKVETADZE (RUS) vs Galina VOSKOBOEVA (RUS)
2. Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA) vs Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)
NOT BEFORE 1:00 PM
3. Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) vs Tatiana GOLOVIN (FRA)
4. Marc GICQUEL (FRA) vs Gael MONFILS (FRA)
5. Robin SODERLING (SWE) vs Sam QUERREY (USA)

good luck Tati, you can beat her again.

selyoink
Aug 22nd, 2006, 03:58 AM
Very tough match. Kuznetsova did drop the 1st to Craybas today. But then she annihilated Jill.

I'm hoping for the best.

rseto
Aug 22nd, 2006, 04:24 AM
kuznetsova has a short turnaround so that should help her. time to raise your game for a top 10 player, tati!

FrenchY52
Aug 22nd, 2006, 10:59 AM
Good luck tati

Harju.
Aug 22nd, 2006, 03:22 PM
Found another article.


France's Tatiana Golovin rallied to defeat Australia's Alicia Molik, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Stadium Court to advance into the women's second round.

"I was focusing on my serve, because she was putting a lot of pressure on my serve," Golovin said. "It was more of a mental battle than a tennis match." While Golovin's consistency increased as the match wore on, Molik struggled to find her range. In fact, three consecutive Molik errors enabled Golivin to secure an early break in the third set.

Molik, who consistently served around 110 mph, fell behind by two breaks when she committed three more errors in the fifth game of the set. As big as Molik's first serve was, Golovin feasted on the Australian's second serves that ranged in the 90s. Golovin, ranked 26th in the world, earned three match points when she punished a second serve return before ending with an inside-out forehand putaway.

"I figured I was going to lose on her serve anyway, so I might as well go for said Golovin, who could face Kuznetsova in the second round. "I was thinking maybe she'll double fault because of it. I was trying to be aggressive and come in."

There's article about Kuzzie that I read, saying that after her first set loss to Jill, her coach coached :tape: her to play different tactic and it paid off.
I hope Tati at least has Nancy as her 'coach' :tape:

boffaloraa
Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:59 PM
6-0 Kuznetsova :sad:

Harju.
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:02 PM
Third bagel of the season.
0-6
:help:

selyoink
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:04 PM
Ouch. Hopefully she fights in the second set but the outcome doesn't seem to be in doubt.

boffaloraa
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:15 PM
At least she made a game! ;)

UDACHi
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:16 PM
from 0-6 *0-1 to 0-6 *2-1. :haha:

ALLEZ MISS GOLOVIN!

FrenchY52
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:18 PM
Lol ! 3-1* Tati Ouaou ..

boffaloraa
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:20 PM
C'm on Tati!! :bounce:

UDACHi
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:28 PM
svetlana double faults and tati will serve for the set at 5-2. :eek:

selyoink
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:33 PM
Tati won the second set 6-2!

FrenchY52
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:33 PM
6-2 :)

boffaloraa
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:33 PM
6-2 Tati the 2nd!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

boffaloraa
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:38 PM
1*-0 Tati :eek:

FrenchY52
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:40 PM
2-0* Tati

selyoink
Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:57 PM
3-2 Tati up a break but she was up 3-0 and a double break.

Hope she won't choke.

FrenchY52
Aug 22nd, 2006, 07:14 PM
Tati Is Chokin

boffaloraa
Aug 22nd, 2006, 07:30 PM
She lost :sad: :sad:

selyoink
Aug 22nd, 2006, 07:32 PM
Sucky way to lose having been up a double break in the third set and then having multiple break chances in Kuznetsova's next two service games.

But I guess we should be glad that she got back into the match after being bagelled in the first set.

rseto
Aug 22nd, 2006, 07:46 PM
typical tati. another close tough loss against a top 10 player. :sad:

she did play 4 hours of tennis in 2 matches. hope these matches get her ready and in shape for the us open and the rest of the year. good luck in new york, tati!

ZAK
Aug 22nd, 2006, 08:36 PM
Weird match!

In one way its disappointing cuz she was up in the third, but considering she got bagelled in the first...

I guess it was her best tournament since Stanford so thats good. Definitely good going into the US Open

TatiAnnahølic
Aug 23rd, 2006, 09:00 AM
So it seems that Tati was playing well and she had a coach :eek:, this is what NyCPsU reports:

i watched this whole match
best of the day imo
both players played great, even in the first set

felt bad for tati because even though she was bagelled she was playing well but kuzy was playing out of her mind tennis
golovin really had this match won, kuzy was down and out, but tati let it go somehow
the rallys in the match were fantastic, no cheap points ever
they were smackin the hell out of the ball, much harder than any other womans' match i saw today

she has a coach he was sitting next to me, with her mom(i think)
she talked to him at least twice during the match in timeouts and kept shouting things to him in between points

FrenchY52
Aug 23rd, 2006, 11:47 AM
Tati .. Double break and many break points in the 3rd :( but she is apparently better and she has a coach. C'mon Tati at the US !

Harju.
Aug 23rd, 2006, 03:47 PM
So, first set she was playing great and yet she still get bagelled. :tape:

Tati. LEARN HOW TO CLOSE A MATCH PLEASE.

Harju.
Aug 24th, 2006, 12:23 PM
so the next match i saw was golovin vs. kuznetsova

MATCH OF THE DAY for sure!!!!

this match was such high quality, i have not seen a match like this in a looong time. I havent seen many like this where the crowd ooohed after almost every point.
The rallys from the first point to the last point were unbelievable. There were no cheaps points to be had. I would guess average hits per rally was about 15-20, no exaggerating.

first set kuznetsova was playing out of her mind, some of the prettiest shots ive ever seen live came off her racket and even she was laughing after some of them. tati was playing so well so the score doesnt show how tight the points were. not to mention that most games actually went to deuce. tatiana looks much better in person than she does on tv or in pictures imo, same is true for sveta. i like both of them but tati is one of my very faves so i was rooting for her.
the second set tati came out firing. Her forehand was soo on today. It was so pretty, sailing right into the corners moving sveta from side to side. It was apparent that tati was playing to sveta's forehand much more as well. It definitely paid off as tati took control of more of the points and another close set with lots of deuces went to tati, this time because sveta wasnt able to find those ridiculously amazing shots. i was surprised by golovin's movement on court, shes surprisingly quicker than i thought and gets to balls you would never think she could get to. She doesnt look fast out there but she is.
anyhow they went to the third set and it was getting tense. tati broke right away and was up 3-0. same story as second set, she was hitting everything to sveta forehand. as sveta started to come back both players were struggling with their emotions. i mean they were both very animated the whole match, but tati yelled out the f word a few times in the third and sveta kept shrieking so loud when she couldnt chase down balls im sure they heard it miles away. golovin actually just missed a ball and screamed in such a high pitch that the crowd actually went silent, i never expected such a shrill sound to come out of her :lol: tati who had said a few things to her coach throughout the match started yelling in his direction quite a few times especially when she was on his side. I was sitting right next to him and could hear the things he was telling her and to who i think was tati's mom. nothing exceptional just like good point, she controlled that point, she needs to do this, ect, ect. Well tati yelled out after a point she lost, tell me why am i hitting it to her backhand. Then the next point hit every single shot to the forehand, there was like 25-30 shots in the rally, i thought it was hysterical. Anyhow a game on sveta's serve i think it was for tati to go up 4-1 went to like 10 deuces and sveta pulled through. and another one on sveta's serve right after went to many as well. The tension was insane and the points were just getting better and better. when tati was serving at 4-5 she didnt choke, believe me. The points were some of the best of the match and there wasnt much more she could do. I think she was upset about blowing alot of bps on the multiple deuce games on svetas serve. but all in all there is nothing she should be upset about, she played some amazing tennis, just sucks she had to get the loss.

It's good to know that she;s playing great tennis. It sucks that she had to lose this way. Then again, Tati seriously needs to learn how to close match. Surprised to know that she has a coach. :tape:

Harju.
Aug 24th, 2006, 01:11 PM
Some news bits that I found.



No. 5 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova walked the tightrope once again but finally vanquished Tatiana Golovin of France, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4.

"I started well but I let her back into the match due to sloppy tennis," Kuznetsova said. "When she went ahead in the third set I started moving better and letting it all hang out on my shots.

"I hope to get better before the Open. I think I can get much, much better," continued Kuznetsova, who gets a day off after two matches in 24 hours. "But i have lulls during matches. I end up fighting a lot to stay in matches. I need to clean up my game."

All in all, it was a good week for the 18-year-old Golovin.

"Although I lost 6-0, all the games in the first set were tight," Golovin said. "I felt good but Svetlana picked it up at the end. I feel like I'm improving my games each time I'm on the court."