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kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 05:45 AM
Marina Erakovic has just beaten Yung-Jan Chan 6-4 7-6 to reach the biggest final of her career so far.
To many this may come as a surprise, although if you look back at Marinas performances of late you can see that shes won two out of her last three tournaments, even though her ranking is around the 220 mark. With this win she moves closer to a top 150 spot, after unofficially entering the top 200 for the first time of her career yesterday beating former top 20 player Iroda Tulyganova in two very convincing sets (6-1 6-1).
Ive always said Marina has as much talent as many of the top 50 players on tour at the moment, her win today further shows this.

Shes also playing in the doubles final today, which is her best doubles performance since winning three grand slam doubles titles in juniors.

Best of luck to Marina Erakovic in the final, I hope to see you with that winners cheque for the third time this year.

Hayato
Oct 28th, 2006, 05:46 AM
Good on her :) Hope she stays in this form for the ASB Classic.

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 05:52 AM
Definately

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 05:58 AM
Good on her :) Hope she stays in this form for the ASB Classic.

Marinas assured of a Main Draw WC at the ASB Classic, trouble is finding out who gets the other WC -
Sacha Jones is playing awesome at the moment and is playing in a final today, shes ranked 15th in Juniors but could reach top 10 next week.
Leanne Baker - Also playing brilliantly at the moment after a bad injury, beat a top 100 player just a few weeks ago

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:13 AM
She dresses like a boy :lol:

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:18 AM
good on ya marina i hope you play well and get yourself in to top 100

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:21 AM
good on ya marina i hope you play well and get yourself in to top 100

Back in August I was just hoping she wouldnt fall outside the top 350 :lol:

crazillo
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:24 AM
Go! :)

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:26 AM
Ive heard that shes just lost the doubles final :tears:

fufuqifuqishahah
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:27 AM
http://photo910.tripod.com/sfotohtm/sphoto/era5295s.jpg
http://www.petersnellinstitute.org.nz/images/marina_asb_1.jpg
http://photo910.tripod.com/gkopihtm/gkopi/e5295g5.jpg
http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz_images/sport/tennis/ASB_Heineken_2005/erakovic_serve_d.jpg

Looks like a mix of Patty, Vera, Dechy, & Justine to me.

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:34 AM
http://photo910.tripod.com/sfotohtm/sphoto/era5295s.jpg
http://www.petersnellinstitute.org.nz/images/marina_asb_1.jpg
http://photo910.tripod.com/gkopihtm/gkopi/e5295g5.jpg
http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz_images/sport/tennis/ASB_Heineken_2005/erakovic_serve_d.jpg

Looks like a mix of Patty, Vera, Dechy, & Justine to me.

She looks like my old schools principal :o

RND
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:50 AM
http://photo910.tripod.com/sfotohtm/sphoto/era5295s.jpg
http://www.petersnellinstitute.org.nz/images/marina_asb_1.jpg
http://photo910.tripod.com/gkopihtm/gkopi/e5295g5.jpg
http://images.tvnz.co.nz/tvnz_images/sport/tennis/ASB_Heineken_2005/erakovic_serve_d.jpg
That's too feminine. ;) She wears like Mario Ancic today,and even her hair is wrapped up. :angel:

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:52 AM
That's too feminine. ;) She wears like Mario Ancic today,and even her hair is wrapped up. :angel:

She needs to find a clothing sponsor...im sure they could find her something better than that!

Have you got an order of play for tomorrow, and will it be on CCTV-5 again?

RND
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:54 AM
http://photo910.tripod.com/sfotohtm/sphoto/era5295s.jpg
T-shirt size X3/shorts size X2 tody. :eek: I like her look in the pic more. :kiss:

RND
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:56 AM
Have you got an order of play for tomorrow, and will it be on CCTV-5 again?
No more results yet. :tape: And they moved the final out from TV schedule. :mad:

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:57 AM
looks like she cares more about the tennis then her looks which is good

reminds me alot of zvonareva

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:59 AM
No more results yet. :tape: And they moved the final out from TV schedule. :mad:

Oh no!!! How stupid is that!!!

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 12:01 PM
looks like she cares more about the tennis then her looks which is good

reminds me alot of zvonareva

I think Zvonarevas outfit was still alittle better

Maybe Marina wears it to distract her opponents?

Bероника
Oct 28th, 2006, 01:54 PM
Good luck in the final,Marina!!! :D

ioni
Oct 28th, 2006, 01:58 PM
congrats marina :)

georgekuo1017
Oct 28th, 2006, 02:00 PM
She dresses like a boy :lol:

yep
but she is still a nice person

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 10:15 PM
yep
but she is still a nice person

I know, shes really sweet in person

Slumpsova
Oct 28th, 2006, 10:31 PM
i didn't see any wta girls wearing shorts on court since martina nav :o
is this girl a les too?

DutchieGirl
Oct 28th, 2006, 10:54 PM
Good luck in the final Marina!

waratahsrock
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:27 PM
Good luck Marina :yeah:
great to see her doing well after all the frustrations with her injuries

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:29 PM
i didn't see any wta girls wearing shorts on court since martina nav :o
is this girl a les too?

I can assure you shes not!

Although now you mention it, it was be totally awesome if Marinas career was similar to that of the great Martina Navratilova....

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:31 PM
Good luck Marina :yeah:
great to see her doing well after all the frustrations with her injuries

It wasnt injuries, it was just her deciding to play on the clay courts most of the season where she generated something like only 20 points from all of it. Luckily her new coach is doing wonders with her

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:32 PM
Good luck in the final Marina!

I agree! Come on Marina!!!

Hopefully the final will be on tv

Slumpsova
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:33 PM
I can assure you shes not!

Although now you mention it, it was be totally awesome if Marinas career was similar to that of the great Martina Navratilova....
who was the best player in NZ history BTW? is it Shelley Stephens?

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:36 PM
who was the best player in NZ history BTW? is it Shelley Stephens?

Shelley is nothing compared to Martina (at least going on most stats).
Tony Wilding is the best player in New Zealand history by quite a fair way

Slumpsova
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:37 PM
i mean girl :o
is that Tony a guy, right?

DutchieGirl
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:39 PM
:lol: What was that about WTA members not wearing shorts? Amanmuradova always wears shorts, and Dementieva and Krajicek both wore shorts earlier this year... so do Myskina and Hantuchova! :p I guess they are all lesbo's too then? :lol:

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:41 PM
i mean girl :o
is that Tony a guy, right?

Yup Tonys a guy

Belinda Cordwells our best ever female tennis player

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:42 PM
:lol: What was that about WTA members not wearing shorts? Amanmuradova always wears shorts, and Dementieva and Krajicek both wore shorts earlier this year... so do Myskina and Hantuchova! :p I guess they are all lesbo's too then? :lol:

Mmm Elena, Daniela lesbian :lick:

DutchieGirl
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:44 PM
Mmm Elena, Daniela lesbian :lick:

You wish! :p

Slumpsova
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:44 PM
:lol: What was that about WTA members not wearing shorts? Amanmuradova always wears shorts, and Dementieva and Krajicek both wore shorts earlier this year... so do Myskina and Hantuchova! :p I guess they are all lesbo's too then? :lol:
i know :p i'm just trying to convince kittyking that Marina might be gay :devil:

BTW i'm pretty sure Amanmuradova is :tape:

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:45 PM
You wish! :p

Indeed I do :)

DutchieGirl
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:45 PM
i know :p i'm just trying to convince kittyking that Marina might be gay :devil:

BTW i'm pretty sure Amanmuradova is :tape:

oh, ok. ;)

yeah on that last point, it's probably true. ;)

DutchieGirl
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:45 PM
Indeed I do :)

Duh! :p

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:46 PM
i know :p i'm just trying to convince kittyking that Marina might be gay :devil:

BTW i'm pretty sure Amanmuradova is :tape:

I know Marina fairly well and I know quite a few of her close friends too, shes not gay as much as we would all like her to be

I aint sure about Amanmuradova

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:47 PM
Duh! :p

Although eitherway suits me (im a guy)

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:48 PM
oh, ok. ;)

yeah on that last point, it's probably true. ;)

Im not even aware of that many lesbians on tour, the only one I know for certain is Amelie of course but then I have my suspicions about some others on tour....

Slumpsova
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:52 PM
Im not even aware of that many lesbians on tour, the only one I know for certain is Amelie of course but then I have my suspicions about some others on tour....
Fran :D
Conchita :)

kittyking
Oct 28th, 2006, 11:55 PM
Fran :D
Conchita :)

Oh yea I forgot about those 2, im probably gonna get bad rep'd for saying this next part but I have the feeling that Svet maybe as well (or at least bisexual)

Rtael
Oct 29th, 2006, 12:18 AM
Doesn't Fran have a boyfriend??

kittyking
Oct 29th, 2006, 01:21 AM
Doesn't Fran have a boyfriend??

Im not sure, im not the one who said Fran

DutchieGirl
Oct 29th, 2006, 01:57 AM
Im not even aware of that many lesbians on tour, the only one I know for certain is Amelie of course but then I have my suspicions about some others on tour....

Navratilova... :p although I guess she's now retired...again :lol:

I don't think Fran is, I'm pretty sure she has a boyf. There was something in Hasselt last year in her match against Misa, she was making some weird hand signals to some guy in her box... (which the commentators seemed to think was her boyf and that she was suggesting something for after the match). :lol:

kittyking
Oct 29th, 2006, 01:10 AM
Navratilova... :p although I guess she's now retired...again :lol:

I don't think Fran is, I'm pretty sure she has a boyf. There was something in Hasselt last year in her match against Misa, she was making some weird hand signals to some guy in her box... (which the commentators seemed to think was her boyf and that she was suggesting something for after the match). :lol:

I thought it would be easy to have a lesbian relationship on tour wouldnt it? Im sure one theres going to be a famous doubles lesbian pair

Tripp
Oct 29th, 2006, 02:08 AM
I think she kinda looks like Cara Black, doesn't she?

kittyking
Oct 29th, 2006, 02:22 AM
I think she kinda looks like Cara Black, doesn't she?


yes, alittle

DutchieGirl
Oct 29th, 2006, 03:21 AM
I thought it would be easy to have a lesbian relationship on tour wouldnt it? Im sure one theres going to be a famous doubles lesbian pair

Why would it be "easy"? I mean, yes, you might be able to find someone, but then you have all the crap about if you want people to know...etc etc. ;)

kittyking
Oct 29th, 2006, 04:23 AM
Why would it be "easy"? I mean, yes, you might be able to find someone, but then you have all the crap about if you want people to know...etc etc. ;)

True, but I think the world is growing more acceptable to lesbians now then they did even just 10 or 15 years ago

DutchieGirl
Oct 29th, 2006, 04:45 AM
True, but I think the world is growing more acceptable to lesbians now then they did even just 10 or 15 years ago

Possibly, but there are still alot of people not comfortable with that! :lol:

kittyking
Nov 10th, 2006, 09:43 AM
True good point there