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TatiAnnahřlic
Oct 10th, 2006, 12:07 PM
ENTRY LIST
Amélie MAURESMO (FRA) 1
Justine HENIN-HARDENNE (BEL) 2
Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS) 3
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) 5
Elena DEMENTIEVA (RUS) 6
Martina HINGIS (SUI) 8
Patty SCHNYDER (SUI) 9
Nicole VAIDISOVA (CZE) 10
Dinara SAFINA (RUS) 11
Anastasia MYSKINA (RUS) 13
Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA) 14
Ana IVANOVIC (SCG) 15
Jelena JANKOVIC (SCG) 16
Anna-Lena GRÖNEFELD (GER) 17
Mary PIERCE (FRA) 18
Daniela HANTUCHOVA (SVK) 19
Na LI (CHN) 20
Shahar PEER (ISR) 21
Marion BARTOLI (FRA) 24
Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO) 25
Maria KIRILENKO (RUS) 29
Serena WILLIAMS (USA) 88
Tatiana GOLOVIN (FRA)
Ai SUGIYAMA (JPN)
Wild Card
Wild Card
Quali
Quali
Quali
Quali

Hopefully she wont get drawn with Whaleivanovic once again... :tape:
*Crossing fingers*

yukon145
Oct 10th, 2006, 04:09 PM
another tough field, best of luck Tati!

Harju.
Oct 10th, 2006, 04:49 PM
If Tati does well here, she can secure her year end rank inside top 20. Good luck Tati.

Craigy
Oct 10th, 2006, 06:28 PM
Good luck Tati :hearts:

FrenchY52
Oct 10th, 2006, 07:49 PM
Go tati !

selyoink
Oct 10th, 2006, 11:00 PM
Lets just hope there is no first round loss.

FrenchY52
Oct 14th, 2006, 03:13 PM
1st Round vs Vaidisova :(

selyoink
Oct 14th, 2006, 03:17 PM
Yeah terrible luck for Tati.

Didn't see there was already a cheering thread. I'll get rid of mine.

Craigy
Oct 14th, 2006, 03:18 PM
:sobbing: Couldn't be any worse for me! My two faves in the tourney playing in the 1st round :sad:

TatiAnnahřlic
Oct 14th, 2006, 03:23 PM
Tati should stop playing this tournament, she always gets the worst draw possible.
:help:

rseto
Oct 14th, 2006, 04:17 PM
yesterday, i thought the chances of tati getting a good draw were better because of all the injuries and withdrawals.

now she gets the toughest draw possible. and it's in the 1st round. :(

yukon145
Oct 14th, 2006, 04:28 PM
damnit, Tati has crap luck in Zurich.

maybe Nicole will be tired from playing in Moscow, and be dissapointed after losing 7-6 in the third to Petrova. AND lets not forget Nicole was only a point or 2 away from losing 1-6, 2-6 to Amelie.

TennisPlayingFox
Oct 14th, 2006, 04:39 PM
That draw sucks but if Tatiana can get by her it eases up in the second round. Good luck Tati!

Oural56
Oct 14th, 2006, 04:52 PM
Come on Tati!You can do it!

Harju.
Oct 14th, 2006, 05:02 PM
The only reason Tati joins Zurich every year is because of the chocolate!
Enjoy the chocolate, Tati and get ready for Linz.
:o

:banghead:

ZAK
Oct 14th, 2006, 05:06 PM
..... or just beat Nicole ;). Similiar gameplan with the match against Krajicek

QUEENPETROVA
Oct 15th, 2006, 10:55 AM
Tati is aft - and french, poor cow dont stand a chance in life :)

QUEENPETROVA
Oct 15th, 2006, 10:56 AM
Tati is aft - and french, poor cow dont stand a chance in life :)

^FAT

FedExpress
Oct 15th, 2006, 12:14 PM
I think if Tati will show her performance from Stuttgart then she has a good chance to beat Nicole (Nicole isn't playing that well atm imho).

willrock
Oct 15th, 2006, 01:19 PM
Tati is aft - and french, poor cow dont stand a chance in life :)

Would the junior member "Queen Petrova" wanna be banned? :rolleyes:

Jay Leno
Oct 15th, 2006, 02:18 PM
what a first round draw :eek:

Gluck Tati !

FrenchY52
Oct 15th, 2006, 02:36 PM
Welcome Jay !

selyoink
Oct 15th, 2006, 04:05 PM
what a first round draw :eek:

Gluck Tati !

Welcome to the boards. Love the avatar.

Magic07
Oct 15th, 2006, 09:06 PM
Tati is aft - and french, poor cow dont stand a chance in life :)

Pathetic :tape:

TatiAnnahřlic
Oct 15th, 2006, 10:31 PM
Tati is aft - and french, poor cow dont stand a chance in life :)LMFAO... look who's talking, a fan of Petrova :haha:

:inlove:
Oct 15th, 2006, 10:55 PM
Beat the bitch, Tati. :inlove:

selyoink
Oct 16th, 2006, 04:19 AM
Beat the bitch, Tati. :inlove:

Well said.

ZAK
Oct 16th, 2006, 08:16 PM
Court 1

11:30 am 1st Round (Singles)
Shahar Peer (ISR) vs.
Alicia Molik (AUS)

not before 2:00 pm 1st Round (Singles)
Emmanuelle Gagliardi (SUI) vs.
Maria Kirilenko (RUS)

followed by 1st Round (Singles)
Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) vs.
Tatiana Golovin (FRA)

not before 5:45 pm 1st Round (Singles)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs.
Patty Schnyder (SUI)

followed by 1st Round (Singles)
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) vs.
Anastasia Myskina (RUS)

followed by 1st Round (Doubles)
Dechy (FRA)/Pierce (FRA) vs.
Hantuchova (SVK)/Sugiyama (JPN)

selyoink
Oct 17th, 2006, 01:22 AM
Good Luck Tati!

yukon145
Oct 17th, 2006, 04:30 AM
c'mon Tati!

rseto
Oct 17th, 2006, 06:55 AM
go tati!

Jay Leno
Oct 17th, 2006, 08:45 AM
Gluck tati :kiss:

willrock
Oct 17th, 2006, 10:19 AM
C'mon Cutie! :rocker2:

AnneSo006
Oct 17th, 2006, 12:35 PM
Go go Tati for this afternoon!!! Go Home Nicole!!! :) :) :)

FedExpress
Oct 17th, 2006, 04:02 PM
6-2, 6-0 in about 50 minutes! :drool: :woohoo:
Perfect match Tati (and thanks to Nicole for playing so awful :tape: )!
:banana:

Told ya guys Nicole is playing not well (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=9278515&postcount=19) :angel:

Jay Leno
Oct 17th, 2006, 04:03 PM
what a result :worship: :eek:

yukon145
Oct 17th, 2006, 04:06 PM
yes 6-2, 6-0! :hearts::eek:

Tati has a good chance in the next round against a struggling Kirilenko.

i hope someone taped the match and can upload it later!

Tatianandmary
Oct 17th, 2006, 04:07 PM
OMG !

Nicole played so badly because Tati was really good and her level was so amazing !!!

6-2 6-0 !!!!!!!!!!

Kirilinko should be so afraid lol

Harju.
Oct 17th, 2006, 04:24 PM
I'm guilty as charge for doubting Tati :tape:

But OMFG. That's a beatdown.
Tati's serve was ON FIRE. Nikkie didn't even have that many chance to break her.
Tati finally WON a match at Zurich without choking :o

Allez Tati!
I'm less worried now that she's playing Makiri. Then again, I hope Tati is ready :o

martirogi
Oct 17th, 2006, 05:07 PM
i didn't think it was possible to win by such a score. lets see a deep run miss tatiana. :cool:

tennisrulz8
Oct 17th, 2006, 07:01 PM
I was surprised by the score. Go Tati!!

beauty_is_pink
Oct 17th, 2006, 07:07 PM
next match should be an interesting match..wish I could see it :(

Confident
Oct 17th, 2006, 08:54 PM
Off-day for Nicole, great win for Tati! :worship: Keep it going! ;)

selyoink
Oct 17th, 2006, 11:35 PM
Tati :eek: Thought for sure she would lose today. I can't believe that scoreline. Tati must have been playing great. Vaidisova couldn't have played well though either. Tati better beat Kirilenko tomorrow.

TatiAnnahřlic
Oct 17th, 2006, 11:51 PM
Article with lots of quotes from Tati:

Golovin, who recently reached the final of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, made a strong start, pressuring Vaidisova's serve and earning one break point in the first game and two more at 1-1 before breaking for 4-2 when Vaidisova made a clumsy backhand error.

From then on, Golovin dominated her frustrated opponent and swept to a comfortable victory over a player she had been unable to beat in their two previous matches.

"I was expecting a really tough match, but from the start I played very well," said Golovin.

"It's tough playing her usually, because she has the game where she only likes to hit winners, so when she's on it's very tough to beat her.

"But she was hitting double-faults because she was feeling the pressure from my returns.

"I served very well and I put pressure on her and I could tell that she didn't feel that comfortable out there, and that definitely helped me get in the match right away.

"She made a lot of errors and didn't look comfortable with her serve at all, so I really just took advantage of that and hit winners off the return and went for my serves. I think overall I don't think she knew what to do at all against me.

"I'm very glad the way that mentally I handled the match, because tennis-wise there wasn't really much tennis going on. It was more how I could stay focused and not give her anything, and I think I did that really well."

willrock
Oct 17th, 2006, 11:55 PM
Thanks for the article Tatianaholic :)
Tati was fucking on fire today :eek:
I hope the trend will continue tomorrow!

akosiirwyn
Oct 18th, 2006, 12:32 AM
Tati did everything right today, but Nicole could've played a lot better. Anyways, Allez Tati!

TennisPlayingFox
Oct 18th, 2006, 01:39 AM
Very nice win Tatiana! Never let Nicole get in the match! Great job!

rseto
Oct 18th, 2006, 04:19 AM
wow, didn't see that coming. nice that tati was able to close out the match before nicole decided to start playing tennis.

very winnable match against kirilenko. hope tati won't let up.


Centre Court (from 11.30hrs)
1. Daniilidou/Woehr vs. Black/Stubbs
2. Mauresmo vs. Stosur (NB 14.00hrs)
3. Sugiyama vs. Hantuchova
4. Dechy vs. Hingis (NB 17.45hrs)
5. Golovin vs. Kirilenko

yukon145
Oct 18th, 2006, 05:14 AM
best of luck Tati!

selyoink
Oct 18th, 2006, 05:55 AM
I found this quote from Tati after the match on si.com:

"I was definitely expecting a tougher match," she said. "But from the start I could feel she wasn't in it and I took advantage of it. I wanted it to be over fast. I wanted to put her head under water right away."

Love Tati's killer mentality :lol:

Jay Leno
Oct 18th, 2006, 11:20 AM
Go for a double bagle tati :D

FrenchY52
Oct 18th, 2006, 03:02 PM
Yeah Tati :eek: Well done :D :rocker:
Nicole :devil:

boffaloraa
Oct 18th, 2006, 07:05 PM
3-0 Tati :bounce: :bounce: too bad that eurosport doesn't show the match :(

selyoink
Oct 18th, 2006, 07:32 PM
Tati retired leading 4-2.

Why she always get injured when playing great tennis :bigcry:

yukon145
Oct 18th, 2006, 07:37 PM
god fucking shit! :fiery::sad:

panenka
Oct 18th, 2006, 07:49 PM
pfff ! So bad

Jay Leno
Oct 18th, 2006, 07:55 PM
poor poor tati :sad:

boffaloraa
Oct 18th, 2006, 07:57 PM
:sad: :sad:

willrock
Oct 18th, 2006, 08:08 PM
right ankle sprain :unsure:
:sobbing:
I'm disgusted :bigcry:

willrock
Oct 18th, 2006, 08:08 PM
The end of the season.
.....

willrock
Oct 18th, 2006, 08:10 PM
RRRhmm Tatianaholic do not ever mention the word "healthy" in threads' titles again :sad:

FrenchY52
Oct 18th, 2006, 08:14 PM
NOOOOO THATS HORRIBLE
MAIS PUTIN MAIS ...... :sad: :sad: :bigcry:

yukon145
Oct 18th, 2006, 08:14 PM
the only good news is that its the end of the season. i DO NOT want her playing next week even if the ankle is at 80%, thats how she screws herself over. knowing Tati she will try to rush back though because she's playing well.

any french posters getting any news about it?

rseto
Oct 18th, 2006, 08:19 PM
can't believe this. :bigcry: just hoping it's a minor sprain but any ankle injury is serious for her.

this sucks.

the cat
Oct 18th, 2006, 08:38 PM
I hope Tatiana can have an injury free 2007 season. If she does and that's a big if, she will be a factor and should be several top players. But her continuing ankle problems are a concern. She was ready to play well in Zurich and likely would have brushed aside Little Masha if she hadn't gotten injured.

selyoink
Oct 18th, 2006, 09:47 PM
She really needs to start wearing ankle supports like ALG has done since she hurt her ankle at Kremlin Cup last year. It can't hurt.

I just hope it isn't very serious this time.

It sucks so much though. She was going to make the QFs most likely and then who knows what could've happened.

TatiAnnahřlic
Oct 18th, 2006, 09:57 PM
A little article about the injury:

Russia's Maria Kirilenko also moved into the quarter-finals when Tatiana Golovin retired after injuring her right ankle during a rally.

The French teenager was leading 4-1 and was down 0-30 in the sixth game when she fell and needed lengthy treatment. After attempting to continue but losing the next two points she conceded the match

yukon145
Oct 18th, 2006, 10:53 PM
She really needs to start wearing ankle supports like ALG has done since she hurt her ankle at Kremlin Cup last year. It can't hurt.

I just hope it isn't very serious this time.

It sucks so much though. She was going to make the QFs most likely and then who knows what could've happened.

i agree Tati needs to start wearing those ugly ass braces around her ankles, both of them.

martirogi
Oct 19th, 2006, 02:56 AM
tatiana is certianly not going to be wearing any fugly ankle braces to her matches. then she wouldn't look hot. and really, what's the point of playing if you're going to be an ankle brace wearing bitch.

yukon145
Oct 19th, 2006, 04:20 AM
tatiana is certianly not going to be wearing any fugly ankle braces to her matches. then she wouldn't look hot. and really, what's the point of playing if you're going to be an ankle brace wearing bitch.

:lol:

houseoflords
Oct 19th, 2006, 04:24 AM
I feel so bad for Tati. She has been playing so well. This has to be dishearting for her.

nouf
Oct 19th, 2006, 07:05 AM
:sad: :sad:

The newspaper equipe gave infos on injury
http://tatiworld.free.fr/articles/golovinrechute.jpg

i hope its true :sad: :sad:

Tatianandmary
Oct 19th, 2006, 09:16 AM
For sure, it's the end of the season.

I'm so sad for her...but she really needs to wear protections for her ankle.

Ballbasher
Oct 19th, 2006, 11:33 AM
Tati :bigcry:

yukon145
Oct 19th, 2006, 03:09 PM
what does the article say, how long is she out for, any quotes from Tati about it? can someone translate please?

thanks!

Craigy
Oct 19th, 2006, 06:35 PM
:sobbing: She was gonna give another beatdown too! :(

Tatianandmary
Oct 19th, 2006, 09:48 PM
The newspaper don't explain how long she'll away. They just say that Tatiana was laughing on the court, and after, out of the court, she was crying a lot.

The only good news is that the pain is less important than the last time in miami.

yukon145
Oct 19th, 2006, 10:57 PM
The newspaper don't explain how long she'll away. They just say that Tatiana was laughing on the court, and after, out of the court, she was crying a lot.

The only good news is that the pain is less important than the last time in miami.

ok thanks for the translation.

Tatianandmary
Oct 20th, 2006, 10:43 AM
You're welcome !!!

Today there is a new article in the newspaper L'EQUIPE.
It says that this is the end of the season for tati, she's very sad but the pain isn't very serious. She will return in 2007, with a normal and complete training.

rseto
Oct 20th, 2006, 11:15 AM
You're welcome !!!

Today there is a new article in the newspaper L'EQUIPE.
It says that this is the end of the season for tati, she's very sad but the pain isn't very serious. She will return in 2007, with a normal and complete training.

thanks for the update! glad to hear the injury wasn't very serious.

Harju.
Oct 20th, 2006, 03:05 PM
I'm still gutted for her :(
This might very well be her first title since the draw is wide open for her :sad:

Ah well, at least it's not serious and it's the end of the year because tati is going to force for a come back when the big event comes :o

Magic07
Oct 20th, 2006, 09:47 PM
Poor Tati :sad: , come back soon :kiss:

Maxmiffed
Oct 20th, 2006, 10:21 PM
Hi
I’m new here.
I like Tatiana so much. I think she is so nice, funny, happy and most of all a great-great tennis player. :hearts:
I’m so sad about her new injury. :sad:
Tatiana! Get well soon, and have a nice off-season period!! ;)

One of my favour Tatiana-pics:

http://imageshack.dk/imagesfree/kyl78558.jpg

:)

yukon145
Oct 21st, 2006, 02:35 AM
Hi
I’m new here.
I like Tatiana so much. I think she is so nice, funny, happy and most of all a great-great tennis player. :hearts:
I’m so sad about her new injury. :sad:
Tatiana! Get well soon, and have a nice off-season period!! ;)

One of my favour Tatiana-pics:

http://imageshack.dk/imagesfree/kyl78558.jpg

:)

welcome Maxmiffed.

er du dansk?

Maxmiffed
Oct 21st, 2006, 05:48 AM
welcome Maxmiffed.

er du danksk?

Thank you very much.
Yes, I'm from Sweden. :)

AnneSo006
Oct 21st, 2006, 01:58 PM
Last news about Tati's ankle: she has a sprain with osseous wrenching...
I don't know if my translation in English is ok, I am not an expert in medical vocabulary… (For those who speak French: "Tati a une entorse avec arrachement osseux")
It seems to be really less serious than her sprain during her semi-finale against Sharapova in Mars...

She will have a splint during 3 weeks and thinks to return to Miami in the beginning of November...

If you want to read the article from "L'Equipe" (French magazine), you can view it here:
http://img163.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=32509_articlelequipe211006_122_349lo .jpg

FrenchY52
Oct 21st, 2006, 02:09 PM
Thx
:( Good recovering Tati ^^

selyoink
Oct 21st, 2006, 03:59 PM
I'm glad to hear that it doesn't seem to be a very bad injury. The only question is whether she can be fit for the beginning of next season. Sounds like the ankle will be healed by then but when she can train again is the question.

Magic07
Oct 21st, 2006, 04:55 PM
Thanks AnneSo006

Tatianandmary
Oct 22nd, 2006, 03:19 PM
She had 3 weeks OFF cause of her injury. She'll go to miami at the end of the month and she'll start the training in the middle of November.
She'll ready for the next season for sure...

I just seen her match against sharapova in Miami and tati's level was just correct. Now, she can reach the top 10 easily with her confidence and her progress.

The better is for the futur, just keep going and putt ankle protection lol

FedExpress
Oct 22nd, 2006, 03:30 PM
I just seen her match against sharapova in Miami and tati's level was just correct. Now, she can reach the top 10 easily with her confidence and her progress.

:spit:
Let's hope so ;)

Harju.
Oct 22nd, 2006, 03:44 PM
:spit:
Let's hope so ;)
it's not that far fetched i think. but she can be a solid top 15.

tati was playing so well since USO. might never know whatever happened to her in luxembourg but she lost to the eventual winner in uso and stuttgart and her match agains nikkie v this week was just great, granted nikkie wasn't playin well. who knows what would happen if she wasn't injured. i can definately see her giving a great fight against masha in the SF because she knows how to play her.

but yeah, after the injury, i dont know how it's going to affect her confidence level.

andrewbroad
Oct 26th, 2006, 08:05 PM
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ZÜRICH OPEN (Zürich, Switzerland; indoor hard; WTA Tier I)
=========== http://www.zurichopen.net/ (http://www.zurichopen.net/)

Nicole Vaidišová came into this tournament with a slim chance of qualifying for the Sony Ericsson Championships (if she won Zürich, Linz & Hasselt), but unfortunately she also came in with an empty tank after her tough week in Moscow (which ended with a semi-final defeat). Looking tired and unwell, Nicole saw her SEC-chance evaporate with a quick first-round loss to the gorgeous Tatiana Golovin.

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Photos & videos
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On-court photos of Nicole & Tatiana:
Search Getty Images for "vaidisova" or "golovin"

Videos of the match:
http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=9294361 (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=9294361) (in French, to watch online)
http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=9297145 (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=9297145) (in English, to download)

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First round (Tuesday 17th October)
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+ Tatiana Golovin d. NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [7], 6-2 6-0

It's ironic that Nicole lost to Tatiana, because I've been considering inducting Tatiana into my Eternal Fanship for 2˝ years now, but I haven't, while I did induct Nicole at the French Open 2006.

I remember how sad I felt when Tatiana lost to a 15-year-old Nicole 6-4 3-6 6-4 at the Tokyo Japan Open 2004 - which was before I realised what a charming, sexy girl Nicole is (it was already obvious from her precocious results that she was becoming a great player).

I remember how sad I felt when Tatiana had to retire with an ankle-injury against Nicole in the final of the Tokyo Japan Open 2005. By that time, I knew it was a distinct possibility that I would induct Nicole, but I thought Tatiana was next in line, so my loyalty was to her.

Their first meeting since I inducted Nicole was in Fed Cup this July, where Nicole extended her head-to-head over Tatiana to 3-0 with a tight 6-1 3-6 11-9 victory.

I might never induct Tatiana into my Eternal Fanship, but then again I still might! My passion for Tatiana has been rekindled in recent months, and she's been achieving the best results of her young career. But she's not as spectacular a tennis-player as Nicole, or even as spectacular as Anna Chakvetadze, who is close to very possibly becoming the next player I will induct.

However, now that I've actually watched this match, it throws the whole "Anna or Tatiana?" issue wide open for me again. This was the best I've ever seen Tatiana play - at her worst she can be boring to watch, but here she was hitting winners at will and serving magnificently! She may no longer be that blonde, slim 16-year-old who wore microshorts for matches, but there's something very elegant and sexy about the way she moves - particularly in her service-action.

And Tatiana wasn't even grunting in this match - something which I feel often colours my perception of her because that "uy" noise she makes is just the sexiest sound in tennis for me. She still grunts in other matches though! :hearts:

My passion for Tatiana takes the pain and embarrassment out of Nicole's defeat for me. I just take it philosophically: Nicole was desperate to qualify for the SEC, and probably wouldn't even have played this tournament otherwise. I think she just asked too much of her body. Now, thanks to this early exit, she has had the time she needed to rest and recover for Linz, where she had a bye to the second round.


Reuters:
>>>
Golovin, playing her first match since reaching the Stuttgart final 10 days ago, always held the advantage against an erratic Vaidišová.

Holding a break-point for 2-0, and two more to lead 3-1, Golovin eventually broke through by claiming Vaidišová's serve at 3-2 when the Czech put a wild double-handed backhand wide.

Vaidišová, who reached the Moscow semi-finals last week before losing to Nadia Petrova, continued to make errors against an aggressive and increasingly confident opponent.
<<<

First set
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Tatiana serving 0-0: Tatiana started with a pinpoint forehand winner down the line. Tatiana saved two break-points at 15/40 - the second with a forehand pass-winner down the line. 40/40. Two service-winners.

Chris Bradnam: "The way Golovin moves around her forehand is a joy to watch."

Sam Smith: "There's a Gallic flair to her, a Russian work-ethic, and a touch of Americanism as well."

Nicole serving 0-1: A double fault gave Tatiana break-point at 30/40. Nicole saved it with an error-forcing approach to the net. Tatiana hit a stunning forehand return-winner down the line, on the baseline - but the umpire overruled it as long, and Nicole held with a service-winner.

Chris Bradnam said Nicole sometimes has patches where she can barely get a ball in play, but has so much belief in herself.

Tatiana serving 1-1: She held to 30 with three terrific service-winners.

Nicole serving 1-2: Tatiana hit two return-winners: a backhand down the line and an off-forehand. Sam Smith praised Tatiana's ability to read the serve and latch onto returns. Nicole saved break-point (30/40) with an ace down the middle, and a second BP when Tatiana mishit a return. Nicole held with another ace down the middle and Tatiana missing a big backhand return.

Tatiana serving 2-2: A swinging ace down the middle helped Tatiana hold to love. Sam Smith said Tati's serve was quite a quirky action, which used to have more "gizmos" than it does now.

Nicole serving 2-3: Tatiana started with a forehand winner down the line, and broke to 15.

Sam Smith described Tati's serve as a punchy one without a lot of variety. I think there's something very elegant and sexy about her toss - particularly the way her arms move, and the way she cocks her right wrist.

Tatiana serving 4-2: Tatiana jumped to 40/0 with a service-winner and an ace down the middle, along with some solid play from the baseline. 40/0. Nicole blasted a crosscourt forehand return-winner. 40/30. Double fault. 40/40. Two service-winners.

Nicole serving to stay in the first set at 2-5: Tatiana hit a crosscourt forehand winner behind Nicole. 0/15. Nicole sprayed a forehand wide. 0/30. Nicole netted a backhand. 0/40 (three set-points). Nicole sprayed a forehand wide.

I think Nicole looked tired in that game. To summarise the first set, Tatiana was in excellent form from the start, while Nicole was increasingly erratic.

Sam Smith said Nicole had more power, but Tatiana had more control. "A lot of Golovin's power comes from sheer timing - I think she's got a real talent for seeing the ball."


Second set
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Tatiana serving 0-0: Tatiana down-the-line forehand virtual winner. Tatiana painted the sideline with a forehand winner down the line. She held to love with an ace out wide.

Sam Smith said Tatiana now concentrates more on her tennis and less on her outfits, referring to those sexy microshorts she wore in 2004!

Nicole serving 0-1: Double fault. 0/15. Nicole sprayed a forehand way long en route to 30/40, and Tatiana converted that break-point with a backhand return-winner down the line.

Tatiana serving 2-0: Nicole bent over at one point as though her stomach was hurting, and sank to her haunches after another. Tatiana held to 15 with an ace down the middle.

Nicole serving 0-3: Nicole opened up the court for an off-backhand winner. 15/0. But wild misses and a double fault gave Tatiana a break to 15.

Tatiana serving 4-0: Held to love with a swinging ace down the middle. By this time, Nicole had basically stopped playing. She looked shell-shocked at the changeover, while Tatiana looked bright-eyed and eager.

Nicole serving to stay in the match at 0-5: Nicole pulled Tatiana wide, forcing her to net a forehand. 15/0. Tatiana painted the sideline with a backhand return-winner down the line, then did the same with her forehand - she was absolutely in the zone, made it look like picking cherries. 15/30. Tatiana forehand just long. 30/30. Double fault. 30/40 (match-point). Nicole forehand long.

Nicole had a woeful W:UE of 4:25, Tatiana a commanding 19:13.


Nicole quotes
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"Tatiana played great. I had an off-day. Put those together and that's pretty much what happened. Everyone has their off-days.

"I just couldn't find my rhythm today. Unfortunately, some days are like that. I hope for better results in my next tournament [Linz]."

IMO, this is a very gracious and mature reaction to defeat.


Tatiana quotes
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"I was definitely expecting a tougher match. But from the start I could feel she wasn't in it, and I took advantage of it. I wanted it to be over fast. I wanted to put her head under water right away.

"I was expecting a really tough match, but from the start I played very well.

"It's tough playing her usually, because she has the game where she only likes to hit winners, so when she's on it's very tough to beat her.

"But she was hitting double faults because she was feeling the pressure from my returns.

"I served very well and I put pressure on her, and I could tell that she didn't feel that comfortable out there, and that definitely helped me get in the match right away.

"She made a lot of errors and didn't look comfortable with her serve at all, so I really just took advantage of that and hit winners off the return and went for my serves. I think overall I don't think she knew what to do at all against me.

"I'm very glad the way that mentally I handled the match, because tennis-wise there wasn't really much tennis going on. It was more how I could stay focused and not give her anything, and I think I did that really well."

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Second round
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- Tatiana Golovin lt. Maria Kirilenko, 4-2 retired

Tatiana's victory set up a mouthwatering second round against Maria Kirilenko, with Tatiana the red-hot pre-match favourite. Sadly, she suffered yet another ankle-sprain when leading Little Maria 4-1 (0/30), and retired at 4-2 up (two points after treatment).

I sincerely hope it's not as serious as the left-ankle sprain Tatiana suffered at Miami at the end of March, which ruined the next 3˝ months for her. This time it's her right ankle, and it's serious enough to make her withdraw from Linz this week; in fact she won't play again in 2006 - three weeks in a splint is what I've heard.

--
Dr. Andrew Broad
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:inlove:
Oct 26th, 2006, 08:33 PM
Sorry about my unacceptable language, andrewbroad. :awww:

orfeus
Oct 26th, 2006, 10:22 PM
Andrew wrote: (the whole article being too long to be quoted in its entirety)

"I might never induct Tatiana into my Eternal Fanship, but then again I still might! My passion for Tatiana has been rekindled in recent months, and she's been achieving the best results of her young career. But she's not as spectacular a tennis-player as Nicole, or even as spectacular as Anna Chakvetadze, who is close to very possibly becoming the next player I will induct.

However, now that I've actually watched this match, it throws the whole "Anna or Tatiana?" issue wide open for me again. This was the best I've ever seen Tatiana play - at her worst she can be boring to watch, but here she was hitting winners at will and serving magnificently! She may no longer be that blonde, slim 16-year-old who wore microshorts for matches, but there's something very elegant and sexy about the way she moves - particularly in her service-action."


I just wonder what he meant by "spectacular" in the first paragraph. From what I've read I have a strong feeling that "spectacular" equals slim & blonde to him. Sure, she is no longer that "blonde, slim 16-year-old who wore microshorts for matches", in fact she is no longer a girl, but a young WOMAN with all the charms that belong to a womanhood (including the elegance & attractivity he described above). And finally, Andrew, if you do find her boring sometimes, then simply don't watch her matches, I think she'll cope with it:wavey:

BTW I love her "uy" grunts too.:hearts:

yukon145
Oct 26th, 2006, 11:07 PM
andrew i dont care who's your favorite and whos not. you dont have to prove to us who you like to cheer for. i think its a little strange you have so many factors going into who you cheer for. we all love Tati here, so you dont have to change our minds.

i also love Tati's gunts.

rseto
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:20 AM
nicely said above. if you're trying to prove you're a bigger nicole or daniela fan, you can go elsewhere to do that.

but we've had this conversation before and nothing changes. andrew just drops by here once in a while after, i guess, he's bored with his other favs.

trying to make this more about tati, no hong kong exo for tati (thought she might go). i have a feeling she'll play the same tournaments this year as last.

orfeus
Oct 27th, 2006, 03:07 PM
Hi folks!:)
he/she who still hasn't voted for Tati please do so here:

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=267617&pp=15

She definitely needs our help:help:

Craigy
Oct 27th, 2006, 04:18 PM
I voted Tati as my number 2 :angel:

~lollipop_girl~
Oct 28th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Andrew... To be part of your Enternal Fanship, does a player have to be "sexy" by your standards? What makes them any better at tennis if they are sexy? No doubt it makes them "easier" to watch I guess but if a member of ur Enternal Fanship suddenly loses their looks (god forbid) from some undetermined cause, does that mean u can't support them anymore?

Coz you know I've been wanting to be part of your Enternal Fanship & now I just don't know if I live up to the standards! :awww:
(j/k ;))

Harju.
Oct 28th, 2006, 04:27 PM
i sort of enjoy what andrewboard wrote most of the time especially the point to point part. but his report can be heavily biased to his fave :shrug:

~lollipop_girl~
Oct 28th, 2006, 05:23 PM
i sort of enjoy what andrewboard wrote most of the time especially the point to point part. but his report can be heavily biased to his fave :shrug:
Generally so do I but I would like to know if the sex appeal is a deciding factor in becoming one of his faves coz if so I kinda think that is stupid (No disrespect Andrew, nothing personal)

orfeus
Oct 28th, 2006, 08:09 PM
Generally so do I but I would like to know if the sex appeal is a deciding factor in becoming one of his faves coz if so I kinda think that is stupid (No disrespect Andrew, nothing personal)

Well I think it's certainly true that the more attractive tennis players are getting more of a following (look at these popularity charts), but the "physical" aspect should NEVER prevail over the tennis one. If it does, then it's probably high time one started watching fashion shows instead. Moreover, I still have a strong feeling that Andrew's "preferences" are based on very restricted criteria, such as hair colour and weight (slim & blonde above all:lol: ). Maybe he should do something to prove us wrong:wavey:

Craigy
Oct 29th, 2006, 01:02 PM
I didn't read Andrew's post. It's far too long for my liking :lol: :o

FrenchY52
Oct 29th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Tati is in the final of the popularity contest against Myskina !!
Vote for her to win the competition here : http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=271749

Thx !

~lollipop_girl~
Oct 30th, 2006, 08:56 AM
I didn't read Andrew's post. It's far too long for my liking :lol: :o
Well I read that part of it after people started discussing it! ;)

FrenchY52
Oct 31st, 2006, 08:11 PM
Tati won the contest :lol:

SpankMe
Nov 12th, 2006, 08:16 PM
Tati won the contest :lol:
Today "Justine_fan" said in a GM thread you had been banned FrenchY75, is this true? :confused: Why?

~lollipop_girl~
Nov 13th, 2006, 07:30 AM
Today "Justine_fan" said in a GM thread you had been banned FrenchY75, is this true? :confused: Why?
OMG *faints*
It is true, they have been banned! :sobbing:

SpankMe
Nov 13th, 2006, 10:06 AM
OMG *faints*
It is true, they have been banned! :sobbing:
I'm sorry to hear that :sad: Passions have been a bit heated over the last week, I think alot of people have been affected. :( :tape: :rolleyes:

orfeus
Nov 14th, 2006, 05:31 PM
I'm sorry to hear that :sad: Passions have been a bit heated over the last week, I think alot of people have been affected. :( :tape: :rolleyes:


I'm :sad: too. However, to be honest, if Tati's not concerned I can't be bothered:smoke:

andrewbroad
Nov 20th, 2006, 05:53 PM
I just wonder what he meant by "spectacular" in the first paragraph. From what I've read I have a strong feeling that "spectacular" equals slim & blonde to him. Sure, she is no longer that "blonde, slim 16-year-old who wore microshorts for matches", in fact she is no longer a girl, but a young WOMAN with all the charms that belong to a womanhood (including the elegance & attractivity he described above).When I say "spectacular tennis-player", I am referring purely to tennis-qualities - nothing to do with looks.

And finally, Andrew, if you do find her boring sometimes, then simply don't watch her matches, I think she'll cope with it:wavey:I not only watch, but record and keep, every Tatiana-match the BBC show (only two of them to date :o). If I'm attending a tournament, I'll take every opportunity to watch her that I can - but obviously this can be a matter of priorities if two matches I want to see are in progress at the same time.

Blonde hair certainly isn't a requirement to me - I simply think Tatiana looks better blonde than brunette.


I still have a strong feeling that Andrew's "preferences" are based on very restricted criteria, such as hair colour and weight (slim & blonde above all:lol: ). Maybe he should do something to prove us wrong:wavey:If you look at the current members of my Eternal Fanship, you'll see much variation in hair-colour and weight.

I require Passion and Reason (as I explain below), but my criteria aren't really restricted beyond that, as I judge every player on her own merits - I try to list her qualities, rather than ticking boxes on some predefined checklist.

The only really rigid criterion is a two-handed backhand, as I can't be doing with players who play one-handed all the time.


andrew i dont care who's your favorite and whos not. you dont have to prove to us who you like to cheer for. i think its a little strange you have so many factors going into who you cheer for. we all love Tati here, so you dont have to change our minds.I'm not trying to change anyone's mind here. I don't have to prove anything to anyone - except myself when it comes to inducting players into my Eternal Fanship (I still don't know whether I'm going to induct Tatiana or not - in January 2007 or at any time in the future).


i sort of enjoy what andrewboard wrote most of the time especially the point to point part. but his report can be heavily biased to his fave :shrug:I write these reports for myself, so I don't really care how biased they are.

And since I've already gone to that much effort, why should I tell myself, "I don't think I should post this to the Tatiana Golovin community, because they may be offended that I have inducted other players into my Eternal Fanship, but not her?"

I think it's better to tell myself, "I'll post this to the Tatiana Golovin community because they might get something out of it. And I shall be open and honest about her current place on my list of favourites, rather than shy away from the Eternal Fanship issue and censor this."


but we've had this conversation before and nothing changes. andrew just drops by here once in a while after, i guess, he's bored with his other favs.For players in my demi-fanship, I post reports whenever they do something extraordinary. For players in my Eternal Fanship, I try to do it for every single tournament.


Andrew... To be part of your Enternal Fanship, does a player have to be "sexy" by your standards? What makes them any better at tennis if they are sexy? No doubt it makes them "easier" to watch I guess but if a member of ur Enternal Fanship suddenly loses their looks (god forbid) from some undetermined cause, does that mean u can't support them anymore?To induct a player into my Eternal Fanship, two things are required: Passion and Reason. Reason means I have a deep appreciation of her tennis-qualities. Passion means I love watching her play, and take great joy in her victories. If only Passion were required, I would have inducted Tatiana two years ago... along with too many others.

I admit that beauty and sex-appeal can give me Passion, but so can brilliant tennis.

And it's often the cute, feminine girls who play with flairsome power - as opposed to the muscular power that I find so unattractive in women's tennis.

Eternal Fanship means exactly that - an irrevocable vow to support them forever (yes, even if I don't - or no longer - find them superficially attractive!). So I have to be absolutely sure that I want that, and that each induction leaves the bar in exactly the right place between my new fanee and the leading member of my demi-fanship.

I am about to order the Maria v Tatiana US Open quarter-final from Tennis Videos International (http://www.users.bigpond.com/tennisvideos1/). When I watch it, I will be looking for the Reason that came up just short in their Miami semi-final (which I acquired from TVI in April).

It's a distinct possibility that I may induct Anna Chakvetadze into my Eternal Fanship in January 2007, but Tatiana is sufficiently close in my favour that I plan to evaluate them both - especially in the light of Tatiana's recent improvement.

--
Dr. Andrew Broad
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