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Bероника
Jun 6th, 2007, 05:30 PM
Ok,can't wait to see how our greek goddess does on grass this year.Starting in Birmingham next week.:D


Best of luck,Eleni!!!!!!!! Pame!!!! :bounce:

Bероника
Jun 9th, 2007, 07:44 PM
Birmingham Main Draw

(1/WC)SHARAPOVA, Maria vs BYE
LEPCHENKO, Varvara vs QUALIFIER
(WC)KEOTHAVONG, Anne vs PASZEK, Tamira
VINCI, Roberta vs (13)TU, Meilen

(12)RADWANSKA, Agnieszka vs KREMER, Anne
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena vs MATTEK, Bethanie
CRAYBAS, Jill vs QUALIFIER
BYE vs (7)SUGIYAMA, Ai

(3)HANTUCHOVA, Daniela vs BYE
QUALIFIER vs BIRNEROVA, Eva
QUALIFIER vs DELLACQUA, Casey
GRANVILLE, Laura vs (15)DANIILIDOU, Eleni

(11)POUTCHKOVA, Olga vs KERBER, Angelique
SPEARS, Abigail vs ROLLE, Ahsha
(WC)CAVADAY, Naomi vs BARDINA, Vasilisa
BYE vs (5)BARTOLI, Marion

(8)SANTANGELO, Mara vs BYE
MIRZA, Sania vs CAMERIN, Maria Elena
QUALIFIER vs BYCHKOVA, Ekaterina
SUN, Tiantian vs (9)VAKULENKO, Julia

(14)KRAJICEK, Michaella vs QUALIFIER
(WC)BALTACHA, Elena vs SEQUERA, Milagros
SHVEDOVA, Yaroslava vs NDARENKO, Kateryna
BYE vs (4)LI, Na

(6)BONDARENKO, Alona vs BYE
JACKSON, Jamea vs CHAN, Yung-Jan
QUALIFIER vs KING, Vania
MOLIK, Alicia vs(10)BREMOND, Severine

(16)KIRILENKO, Maria vs QUALIFIER
DECHY, Nathalie vs BRIANTI, Alberta
PIRONKOVA, Tsvetana vs WOZNIAK, Aleksandra
BYE vs (2)JANKOVIC, Jelena

forever_rafter
Jun 9th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Not a bad draw. Lots of luck girl!

forever_rafter
Jun 10th, 2007, 07:16 PM
Eleni's and Jaz's half od doubles draw :

FEDAK, Yuliana/LAINE, Emma
vs
DANIILIDOU, Eleni/WOEHR, Jasmin

CAMERIN, Maria Elena/VINCI, Roberta
vs
(3)KING, Vania/YAN, Zi

GRANVILLE, Laura/UHLIROVA, Vladimira
vs
CRAYBAS, Jill/KRAJICEK, Michaella

MATTEK, Bethanie/STEWART, Bryanne
vs
(2)CHAN, Yung-Jan/CHUANG, Chia-Jung

and here is order of play for Monday :

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Granville vs. Daniilidou Pame! :bounce:
2. Krajicek vs. Fedak
3. Kirilenko vs. Kops-Jones
4. Mirza vs. Camerin
5. Mattek/Stewart vs. Chan/Chuang

Bероника
Jun 10th, 2007, 07:44 PM
Pame Eleni!!!!!! :D

forever_rafter
Jun 11th, 2007, 11:59 AM
Eleni def. Granville 6-3,7-6(5)
well done :bounce:

christos
Jun 11th, 2007, 12:02 PM
Yes, really good!
I followed the tiebreak through live score

Nervenbuendel
Jun 11th, 2007, 01:44 PM
Smashing win and an impressive start into the grasscourt season - time to turn things around from anger to shining results. :)

Bероника
Jun 11th, 2007, 02:26 PM
Eleni def. Granville 6-3,7-6(5)
well done :bounce:


Great news!!! :bounce:

Bероника
Jun 11th, 2007, 07:18 PM
This was posted by SJP in GM:

Daniilidou v Granville

Eleni always amazes me, some of the shots she was coming up with, particularly off the backhand, were total junk, sort of thing you see from a 10 year old - however it was very effective and Laura made a fair few errors of them. Other times her shots were the kind that reminded you how she was once in the top 15. She's a bit slow at times and can be seem a bit like she can't be bothered, but generally she showed lots of variety and touch. Laura looked tired.

forever_rafter
Jun 11th, 2007, 08:51 PM
Order of play for Tuesday:

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Schultz-McCarthy vs. King
2. Molik vs. Bremond
3. Dellacqua vs. Daniilidou Pame :bounce:
4. Camerin/Vinci vs. King/Yan (NB 15.00hrs)
5. Curran/Keothavong vs. Bremond/Dechy

Bероника
Jun 11th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Good luck,Eleni!!!!!!! :D :kiss:

TennisPlayingFox
Jun 12th, 2007, 02:14 AM
Nice win Eleni! Good luck in round 2!

Bероника
Jun 12th, 2007, 03:08 PM
Eleni just won the first set 6-4 :bounce: Pameeeeee!!!!!


Oh she updated her site today from Birmingham.Here is what she wrote:
12/06/07
Hi guys!! I will update you short...I am since Saturday here in Birmingham. I had 2 days of great practice with my coach. We tried to play a lot of points!!! It feels so good to be back on grass even if the surface is not the best here. We had a lot of bad bounces and a lot of smiles and fun!
My first round match against Laura was great. I started very good with a break and after I could hold my serve...in the second set she raised up her level and it was a very tough and close set. I was 5/3 and 3 set points down. I could come back and finish the match in the tie-break. I was moving very good and with the support of my coach and my doubles partner, I could make it happen in two sets and save some energy for today. Next match is against Dellacqua around 3pm. I'm looking forward. She's a good player on grass. Cannot wait to be back on court!
Press your thumbs!
Your ELENIIIIII

christos
Jun 12th, 2007, 03:47 PM
6-4 6-4 Lena won!

Bероника
Jun 12th, 2007, 03:51 PM
yeah :bounce: Good win

forever_rafter
Jun 12th, 2007, 06:18 PM
Awesome! :bounce: Well done girl, next Daniela :) I really like her update on the official website, it's so Eleni :)

forever_rafter
Jun 12th, 2007, 08:24 PM
Order of play for Wednesday:

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Fedak vs. Sequera
2. King vs. Molik
3. Fedak/Laine vs. Daniilidou/Woehr (NB 15.00hrs)
4. Hantuchova/Mirza vs. T.Sun/Tu

good luck girls! :bounce:

guizzy
Jun 13th, 2007, 12:49 PM
I'm happy to see Eleni winning again but I'm more happy seeing 4 Aces and 1 double fault. Pame Eleni.

Bероника
Jun 13th, 2007, 01:58 PM
Good luck in doubles!!!

forever_rafter
Jun 13th, 2007, 07:45 PM
Order of play for Thursday:

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Sharapova vs. Paszek
2. Hantuchova vs. Daniilidou Pame! :bounce:
3. Kirilenko vs. Jankovic
4. Black/Huber vs. Bremond/Dechy
5. Kirilenko/Molik vs. Jankovic/Li

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Likhovtseva vs. Morita
2. Fedak vs. N.Li
3. A.Bondarenko vs. King
4. Fedak/Laine vs. Daniilidou/Woehr (To finish 52) Fight back girls! :bounce:

RayRob
Jun 13th, 2007, 10:08 PM
I'm going to DFS Classic Thursday and Saturday (let's hope Eleni makes the semis too) - I think I will be staying on Centre Court tomorrow! I usually wonder around, but action on centre is just too good to miss.

I bought a new optical zoom digital camera the other day so hopefully I can get some great photos and/of videos of Eleni! I'll be there supporting her in this great match!

-Rache

forever_rafter
Jun 14th, 2007, 06:46 AM
You lucky girl, hope you'll get to see our Eleni :) Have fun and take a lot of pics & videos for us :) Cheers

P.S. What camera did you buy I wonder?

Bероника
Jun 14th, 2007, 01:03 PM
Go Eleni!!!! :bounce:

Hey Rache,have fun there :wavey: :D

christos
Jun 14th, 2007, 03:26 PM
Rain in Birmingham so no matches today?

RayRob
Jun 14th, 2007, 07:37 PM
Was so gutted! Not even a ball hit - covers were taken off now and again only to be pulled back on.

I was upset because I so wanted to see Eleni's match against Dani but now I can't because it's tomorrow now...hopefully she will win so I can see her on saturday.

Unfortunately I only saw a few players dotting about, the most notable was Jankavic but unfortunately for here, no Eleni. Sorry.

Hopefully will see her Saturday.

Rache

RayRob
Jun 14th, 2007, 07:40 PM
I just noticed that Eleni's match is on Court 2 tomorrow!? I mean, it's a top match and they put it on court 2!? It might as well be held on the practice courts. grrr.

forever_rafter
Jun 14th, 2007, 08:33 PM
If Eleni beats Daniela she'll have to play 3 matches tomorrow :eek:

here is order of play for Friday :

Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Hantuchova vs. Daniilidou Pame! :bounce:
2. Black/Huber vs. Bremond/Dechy

Court 3 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Kerber vs. Bartoli
2. Santangelo vs. Vakulenko
3. [Hantuchova or Daniilidou] vs. [Kerber or Bartoli]

Court 4
TBA - NB 1.00 PM
Fedak/Laine vs. Daniilidou/Woehr (to be finished 5-2)

RayRob
Jun 14th, 2007, 09:56 PM
Yeah, all the doubles matches were the first to be cancelled today...it won't be good for Eleni but I do hope she beats Dani - will be a good confidence boost for her...but let's not speak too soon!

christos
Jun 15th, 2007, 01:11 PM
They forgot them????

forever_rafter
Jun 15th, 2007, 01:13 PM
It's ridiculous. ON court 4 doubles match just started while Eleni vs Dani still hasn't been played...WTF?

christos
Jun 15th, 2007, 02:07 PM
They didnt use court 1 & 2.....and now it's raining again
goodbye matches....

forever_rafter
Jun 15th, 2007, 07:03 PM
Gee, check out order of play for Saturday, it's crazy....

Court 3 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Black/Huber vs. Brémond/Dechy (to finish 4-3)
2. Hantuchova or Daniilidou vs. Bartoli
3. Fedak/Laine vs. Daniilidou/Woehr (to finish 5-2) (TBA)

Court 4 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Hantuchova vs. Daniilidou Pame!:bounce:
2. Santangelo vs. N.Li
3. Ji/S.Sun vs. Jankovic/N.Li (TBA)

christos
Jun 15th, 2007, 07:46 PM
:confused: :confused: it is crazy

Bероника
Jun 15th, 2007, 07:57 PM
It's non-sense :(

RayRob
Jun 15th, 2007, 11:10 PM
Yeah this is silly...but apparently Court 1 & 2 were badly damaged in the rain...the court covering people are ametures...actually university students with virtually no experience...also the covers aren't too great. Unlike at WImbledon, the court covers aren't one long one for the court - there are two that meet half way, which means during heavey rainfall, water can get through the middle where the two join. It's not great!

The scheduling is dumB! Eleni may have to play another match almost immediately after, while Sharapova get's a good matches worth of rest! Just plain stupid!!! If courts 1 & 2 are damaged, then they should play a match or two on the practice courts...if players want to practice, then they can go on the indoor ones. Just my opinion.

Anyway, I am there again tomorrow, so the rain better hold off or I'll be cross. :lol: Could do with some good pictures of Eleni, though I'm not sure how great they will be from court four!

Rache

forever_rafter
Jun 16th, 2007, 11:11 AM
Rache, I hope you got to see these few games as it's rain delay....what a suprise...

Eleni leads *4-3 and it's too bad rain came as Dani was serving shit :lol:

forever_rafter
Jun 16th, 2007, 01:25 PM
The match was stopped twice due to rain. First at *4-3 for Eleni and 2nd at 6-6 1-0* for Dani. Eventually, Eleni lost 6-7(3),4-6 :sad: She was down 1-5 in 2nd set so good fight from Eleni but 7DF and only 1 ace is not good...Now rest and win doubles!

RayRob
Jun 17th, 2007, 08:04 AM
Hey guys, I managed to get to B;ham and watch Eleni's match...so I have pictures and a couple of videos. I only have a couple of videos of a few points so you can get an idea of how Eleni was playing etc. Will upload the video and photos when I can.

I don't remember the match being stopped at 6-6 1-0* for rain delay. The long rain delay was *4-3...they bought them back out for a little bit because at first it was a little shower, but Eleni was complaining about the slippy ground, so she walked off followed closely by Dani. Then petty much the rest of the match played from there...however there was a time when Eleni called a trainer, who came out twice I think. I think the trainer was working on Eleni's right foot but to be honest, I couldn't see because the umpires chair was in the way.

In the tiebreak and second set Eleni never looked comfortable.

You will see from the video [I think] that Eleni's serve has got better - she doesn't have her feet flopping everywhere when she lands...if you know what I mean. She usees her sliced backhand to great effect but I think she often over uses it. She has such a good backhand ground stroke, which she used now and again and won pointed from it.

I will start a thread for when I upload the video to YouTube or something.

Bye for now,
Rache

forever_rafter
Jun 17th, 2007, 09:08 PM
You will see from the video [I think] that Eleni's serve has got better - she doesn't have her feet flopping everywhere when she lands...if you know what I mean.

Of course I do :lol: It was being discussed a lot in the past ;) Can't wait to see pics and videos, I'm so happy for you that you got to see Eleni play.