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forever_rafter
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:06 AM
Here is the Main Draw, not bad for Eleni although she'll have to beat number 1 seed Jankovic on the way :) Best of luck babes!

(1)Jelena Jankovic v. Julia Schruff(GER)
Qualifier v. Emma Laine(FIN)
(WC)Marina Erakovic(NZL) v. Qualifier
Jelena Kostanic(CRO) v. (7)Eleni Daniilidou(GRE)

(4)Marion Bartoli(FRA) v. Ayumi Morita(JPN)
Eva Birnerova(CZE) v. Emilie Loit(FRA)
Nathalie Dechy(FRA) v. Ekaterina Bychkova(RUS)
Camille Pin(FRA) v. (8)Shenay Perry(USA)

(5)Vera Zvonareva(RUS) v. Qualifier
Romina Oprandi(ITA) v. Laura Granville(USA)
Qualifier v. Kaia Kanepi(EST)
Dominika Cibulkova(SVK) v. (3)Daniela Hantuchova(SVK)

(6)Martina Muller(GER) v. Paola Suarez(ARG)
(WC)Leanne Baker(NZL) v. Tiantian Sun(CHN)
Jill Craybas(USA) v. Aiko Nakamura(JPN)
Gisela Dulko(ARG) v. (2)Anastasia Myskina(RUS)

christos
Dec 30th, 2006, 12:44 PM
Hello again!
Happy holidays to all and all the best for 2007!!!:) :) for us and Lena of course!

forever_rafter
Dec 30th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Hello again!
Happy holidays to all and all the best for 2007!!!:) :) for us and Lena of course!

Hiya mate :) Likewise :hug:

Bероника
Dec 30th, 2006, 06:32 PM
Happy new year fellow Eleni fans and of course Pame Lena!!!!! :bounce:

TennisPlayingFox
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:06 AM
Good luck Eleni!

guizzy
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:46 PM
Here we go again. Good luck in 2007 Eleni and start this week with the first title of the year.Happy New Year to everybody!!!:aparty: :wavey:

RayRob
Dec 31st, 2006, 10:00 PM
Hello everyone and happy new year to all! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Well, looking forward to keeping an extra eye on Eleni this year, since Lindsay is no longer playing ( :( ). Hopefully Leni can do well here...perhaps I ought to start posting on her message board thingy on her website.

Well, better get going now. Go Leni!
-Rache

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 1st, 2007, 06:27 AM
Eleni def Kostanic 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 in her first match of the year! Great job Eleni! Although nine double faults is too many.

guizzy
Jan 1st, 2007, 09:15 AM
The first victory of the year is a fact!Well done Eleni. Keep going!!!

Bероника
Jan 1st, 2007, 11:06 AM
Just found this article about her :D

Miss Popularity with the big personality

Eleni Daniilidou reckons Auckland is as good a place as any to start her tennis year, and she knows the place better than most on the WTA circuit.

This is her fifth straight visit, and as long as the good vibes remain, expect to see the expressive Greek log up several more appearances at the ASB Classic, which starts today.

After all, two of her four WTA singles titles were won here, in 2003-04, and her bid to become the only three-time Classic winner begins with a potentially awkward clash against Croatia's Jelena Kostanic late this afternoon.

"I love it here," she said yesterday, dodging the raindrops at the ASB Tennis Centre in Parnell.

"I have no doubts whether to come here or not, I feel really comfortable."

The Auckland crowds took the 24-year-old to their hearts as she beat Korean Yoon Jeong Cho, then American Ashley Harkleroad in back-to-back finals.

And she won plenty of sympathy when she was bounced out in tears by Italian Mara Santangelo in the first round of 2005.

This time, the seventh seed arrives on the back of a good year, during which she achieved her goal of breaking back into the top 40.

She reached No 36 and won her fourth singles title, beating two seeds above her in Auckland this week, No 5 Vera Zvonareva and defending champion and fourth seed Marion Bartoli, en route to victory in Seoul in September.

She changed coaches in mid-season, and is relishing working with German Daniel Merkert. Early on in the year it was all "ups and downs, but then I started playing again how I want to".

Daniilidou did some time playing in qualifying events, which was physically and mentally draining. Now her sights are set on regaining her top 20 spot, her career high being No 14 in May 2003.

Battling injuries has made her a better competitor, she believes, and having a strong personality helps when times are tough.

Indeed, Daniilidou reckons personality is what makes the women's tour more appealing than the men's equivalent.

"The women's tour is better than men's. We have more personalities on court, so it's good for the sport."

And Daniilidou is prime among those who add colour to the circuit.

She has a difficult start today. Jankovic is No 51 and the Greek has won all four of their past meetings.

But it appeals as an opening day square-off which could be tight.

New Zealand leftie Leanne Baker gets the tournament proper under way on centre today and has her work cut out against China's Tiantian Sun, the Athens Olympic doubles gold medallist.

Apart from Daniilidou's match against Kostanic, the high point of the day will be the first sighting of 2004 French Open champion Anastasia Myskina. The Russian second seed plays Argentine Gisela Dulko, ranked No 59.

Myskina has won their two previous meetings and it will be a significant boilover if she doesn't make it three from three.

Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli starts her title defence against Japan's Ayumi Morita.

In other developments yesterday:

* Top seeded Serb Jelena Jankovic has missed her connection to Auckland and is now not due to arrive until late this morning. Jankovic had been expected around midnight last night. She has drawn German Julia Schruff in her opening game tomorrow.

* Frenchwoman Nathalie Dechy had to withdraw yesterday after damaging a pectoral muscle. Her absence opens the way for a lucky loser from the qualifying draw.

* Former world No 1 Paola Suarez, in her final visit to Auckland and chasing a first title, is top seed for the doubles. Now ranked No 14, she has teamed up with Slovakia's Janette Husarova, world No 38 and who won the doubles title in 1997 with Belgian Dominique van Roost.

They play wildcard entry, New Zealand's Marina Erakovic and Italian Sara Errani.

And Baker gave New Zealand a second presence in the doubles, sneaking into the main draw as the final entry, with her Australian partner, Nicole Kriz.



http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/4/story.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10417393

forever_rafter
Jan 1st, 2007, 01:06 PM
Well done baby! Maybe she stayed too late at night celebrating the New Year's Eve? :lol: Just kidding, a win is a win so good on ya, girl!

Here is order of play for Tuesday:

Court 4 - Start 11am
(Q)Virginie Razzano(FRA) v Kaia Kanepi(EST)
(6)Martina Muller(GER) v Paola Suarez(ARG)
Romina Oprandi(ITA) v Laura Granville(USA)
Eleni Daniilidou(GRE)/Jasmin Woehr(GER) v Chin-Wei Chan(TPE)/Vladimira Uhlirova(CZE)

good luck ladies!

christos
Jan 1st, 2007, 01:28 PM
Happy New Year!!!
Well done, Im really happy for Lena's first win in 2007 !

RayRob
Jan 1st, 2007, 09:42 PM
Cool article and a wonderful win! Was tricky at first but it looks like it was a good finish. I'm sure the crowd is behind her since she's pretty popular there.

Go Eleni!

supreme*
Jan 2nd, 2007, 10:08 AM
so... we are back.
happy new year to all !


Good that she won her 1st match of the year...
Good Luck next !

btw nice one article veronika... tnx !

forever_rafter
Jan 2nd, 2007, 12:18 PM
(3) Daniilidou/Woehr (GRE/GER) d. Chan/Uhlirova (TPE/CZE) 7-6(5),2-6,6-3 :bounce:

LegionArgentina
Jan 2nd, 2007, 01:45 PM
Go Eleni!

Best of luck today

guizzy
Jan 2nd, 2007, 03:59 PM
I think she missed tennis too much, that's why she is playing all matches in three sets :lol:

forever_rafter
Jan 2nd, 2007, 08:53 PM
I think she missed tennis too much, that's why she is playing all matches in three sets :lol:

LOL A good one, quizzy ;)

Order of play for Wednesday:

Centre Court
(4)Marion Bartoli(FRA) v Emilie Loit(FRA)
Followed by
Marina Erakovic(NZL) v (7)Eleni Daniilidou(GRE)

good luck babes!

supreme*
Jan 2nd, 2007, 09:22 PM
lol
could be quizzy...

Good Luck 2mrw !
Go Lena...

Nervenbuendel
Jan 3rd, 2007, 04:36 AM
Eleni has become a very special person - she is the female marathon-woman, a three-set-queen-wonder. Congratulations! :worship: :cool:

forever_rafter
Jan 3rd, 2007, 05:50 AM
Eleni has become a very special person - she is the female marathon-woman, a three-set-queen-wonder. Congratulations! :worship: :cool:

She is indeed :) Welcome to the Greek Goddess Gang :wavey:
Here is today's result:

[7] Eleni DANIILIDOU def. [WC] Marina ERAKOVIC 6-4,2-6,6-4 :bounce:

alkmene
Jan 3rd, 2007, 05:54 AM
Happy new year to everybody!
Nice win Lena!! :)

supreme*
Jan 3rd, 2007, 11:47 AM
similar scorline...

Good win tho ! =)

christos
Jan 3rd, 2007, 11:58 AM
Jelena Jankovic is next.Good luck Lena!

LegionArgentina
Jan 3rd, 2007, 12:02 PM
Go win :yeah: and good luck today

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 3rd, 2007, 01:49 PM
Nice win Eleni! good luck against Jelena!

Bероника
Jan 3rd, 2007, 03:23 PM
Good win Eleni!!! :D I'd prefer our girl to win the matches a little more easily,but as long as she keeps winning,it's ok ;)

Good luck vs Jankovic!!! You can beat her too.

guizzy
Jan 3rd, 2007, 04:15 PM
She can beat Jankovic easier than Erakovic. She playes better against good players. I just hope she won't be tired. Come on Eleni show them you're back!!!

forever_rafter
Jan 3rd, 2007, 04:24 PM
Order of play for Thursday (two matches in one day against Jankovic) :

11am start
Centre Court
Emilie Loit(FRA) v Camille Pin(FRA)
Followed by
Paola Suarez(ARG) v Jill Craybas(USA)
Followed by
(1)Jelena Jankovic(SRB) v (7)Eleni Daniilidou(GRE)

Good luck baby, you can do it!


Court Four
Midday start
(3)Eleni Daniilidou(GRE)/Jasmin Woehr(GER) v Jelena Jankovic(SRB)/Tina Krizan(SLO)

come on ladies!

alkmene
Jan 4th, 2007, 04:43 AM
Singles
(1) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) d. (7) Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 63 64

Doubles
(3) Daniilidou/Woehr (GRE/GER) d. Jankovic/Krizan (SRB/SLO) 62 63

forever_rafter
Jan 4th, 2007, 05:30 AM
It's not bad. Sure, would be wonderful if Eleni beat Jankovic in singles but I think we still should be proud of her. Good start of the season and they are still in doubles.

christos
Jan 4th, 2007, 09:59 AM
Sure it is!
The two previous years she lost in 1st round.

Bероника
Jan 4th, 2007, 03:35 PM
:sad: damn,she lost.Anyone saw the match?

Well we still have the doubles :D Go girls!!!

guizzy
Jan 4th, 2007, 06:32 PM
I didn't watch the match but I was watching the score. She didn't give up, she was fighting till the end. Big things will happen this year!

forever_rafter
Jan 4th, 2007, 07:17 PM
let's hope so :)

Order of play for Friday :

Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Jankovic vs. Pin
2. Zvonareva vs. Craybas
3. Husarova/Suárez vs. Daniilidou/Woehr

good luck ladies!

alkmene
Jan 5th, 2007, 04:46 AM
Doubles
(1) Husarova/Suárez (SVK/ARG) d. (3) Daniilidou/Woehr (GRE/GER) 64 75

Why do I get to say the bad news?!! :p

forever_rafter
Jan 5th, 2007, 05:26 AM
Doubles
(1) Husarova/Suárez (SVK/ARG) d. (3) Daniilidou/Woehr (GRE/GER) 64 75

Why do I get to say the bad news?!! :p

It's a pity but at least they lost to number 1 seed and let's not forget Paola Suarez is a hell of a doubles player! Great week for Eleni and Jaz anyway :) We are waiting for more to come :)

Nervenbuendel
Jan 5th, 2007, 05:27 AM
This result is no tragedy. Ever keep in mind that both Suarez and Husarova are among the best double players in the world - they hold dozens of titles.

I watched the ticker for a little while and found out that there was just a lack of luck that was responsible for the defeat. If Dani/Jasmin had converted some more breakpoints the match could have been won. ;)

If things work fine, Dani has the chance of being seeded concerning the upcoming Australian Open. Let's wait and see. :)

forever_rafter
Jan 5th, 2007, 05:50 AM
If things work fine, Dani has the chance of being seeded concerning the upcoming Australian Open. Let's wait and see. :)

Would be fantastic but like you said, we have to wait and see :)

guizzy
Jan 5th, 2007, 12:27 PM
She was supposed to play Sydney this week but I can't find her name anywhere. Anybody knows if she is playing there or not?

forever_rafter
Jan 5th, 2007, 06:50 PM
She was supposed to play Sydney this week but I can't find her name anywhere. Anybody knows if she is playing there or not?

I doubt that, official website says Eleni's next tournament is Melbourne...