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Jul 5th, 2002, 12:43 PM
Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Singles Main Draw
[1]Madonika Diva JAHFSON vs. Bye
Francois L'ANE vs. Lucia RUIZ-GARRIGUES
WC Natalya DLHOPOLCOVA vs. Bye
Bye vs. [3]Mazuelena MAJLANA

[4]Sophia SABATINI vs. Bye
Daniela TURUNDZHOV vs. WC Barbara MIELE
Jennifer SELLES vs. Nicoletta LAPENTTI
Bye vs. [2]Candela SANCHEZ-CONNELLY

Doubles Main Draw
[1]Sabatini/Selles vs. Bye
Bye vs. Jahfson/Lapentti
Ruiz-Garrigues/Sanchez-Connelly vs. WC Dlhopolcova/Miele

Tournament Information:
Tier : IV
Surface : Clay
Points due to : Tuesday 4PM NY TIME
Form of sending pts : PM or e-mail @ fwtt@hotmail.com

Jul 5th, 2002, 06:26 PM
Good luck

Sophia Sabatini
Nicoletta Lapentti
Babsi Miele
Daniela Turundzhov

Jul 6th, 2002, 12:57 AM
Alx: Is there a way to put Turundzhov/Diva-Jahfson into the draw?

Good Luck to:

Daniela :D

Jul 6th, 2002, 04:25 AM
Good Luck!
Barbara :)
Daniela :)
Madonika :)
Lucia :)
Jennifer :)
Natalya :)

Jul 6th, 2002, 05:13 AM
The Diva in Italy

Madonika Diva Jahfson will be the #1 seed on Monday when the ladies tournament in Palermo, Italy kicks off. Jahfson debuted on tour a year ago and in that time she has become one of the tour's most elite players. She's become famous for her sense of style, outrageous behavior, sex-appeal, and level of play.

Recently the Diva got her own exhibition, something that very few players on tour can attain.

"The fact that she isn't a grand slam champion, or a top 10 player and she already has her own event...that just speaks very highly of how valued she is to the tour. This woman is amazing, she attracts absolutely everyone," remarks a critic.

Still known for numerous controversies on and off the court, Jahfson has toned down her behavior.

"She's incredibly intelligent. She knows that sooner or later people will get tired of her antics. So what does she do? She occupies her time with bigger and better things. She's going to be managing her own exhibition, she's been offered to do her own collumn for FWTT magazine, I mean the list is never ending."

"I want to leave a legacy. I want people to remember me...as a trail-blazer, a revolutionary...a strong human being," says Jahfson, as she gently looks up at the camera.

Times have changed for the tour's Diva. Love her or hate her, it's clear she is here to stay.


Madonika on a promotional photo shoot for Internazionali Femminili di Palermo.

Jul 6th, 2002, 09:39 AM
Good Luck

Lucia ;)
Candela :D
Barbara :D
Daniela :D

Jul 6th, 2002, 10:49 AM
OMG Candela seed number 2!!!

Good Luck!!! Palermo is yours Candela!!! :D :rolleyes:

Jul 6th, 2002, 10:57 AM

Lucia trainning with her firend and doubles partner Candela

Jul 6th, 2002, 11:03 AM

Daniela Turundzhov practises on arrival in Palermo today.

Jul 6th, 2002, 10:32 PM

Jul 7th, 2002, 09:24 PM
Barbara Miele changes Nationality and Name!
Now she is

Jul 7th, 2002, 09:32 PM
Marta Maria

"We have always know that Barbara is insane, oh well she can change name, she can change nationality, but she will always be a loser"

Jul 10th, 2002, 05:09 AM
Singles Round 1:

Lucia RUIZ-GARRIGUES (ESP) def. Francois LANE 7-6[5] 6-0

Talisa TULULPE-RAJE (KEN) def. Daniela TURUNDZHOV (AUS) 1-6 6-2 6-3

Nicoletta LAPENTTI (ECU) def. Jennifer SELLES (USA) 7-5 7-5

Jul 10th, 2002, 05:29 AM

I played well today but I had a hard time making the transition from grass to clay. I'm happy because I had to fight in both sets because I was down 2-4 in both so thats positive. Against Candela next, it will be difficult because like most Spaniards and South American, she is very good on clay. I'll have to bring my best game.

Jul 10th, 2002, 06:30 AM
Debuting African wins first match in Palermo


Talisa TULULPE-RAJE/Daniela TURUNDZHOV 1-6 6-2 6-3

Q: Talisa, congratulations. Seems you enjoyed well your late entry.
A: I'm very happy. It's my first match on FWTT, and I could keep my focus and win. I'm very happy.

Q: How did you entered Palermo on Miele's place?
A: Barbara announced her retirement, and the tournament director accepted, when I asked to enter her place. After a lot of things, I finally could play here. I also had to ask permission for the Juniors tour director for my entrance on tour. Everything's fine now.

Q: So you will have to play Juniors?
A: Yeah, I just enjoyed my opportunity here. I could show everyone what I'm able to. (smiles). Yeah, I'll have to start my career on Juniors.

Q: So this is your debut, tell me things about you Talisa.
A: I'm 16 years old, I'm from Meru, Kenya. And I have been playing tennis since I'm 5 years old. As in Kenya, tennis courts are really rare, I had to go to Zimbabwe to improve my game. My dad and my mom came with me.

Q: So seems tennis in Africa is growing.
A: Yes, I guess so.

Q: It was your choice to play tennis?
A: My dad wanted me to make track and field. I didn't wanted cause I think is not my type, so I started to read some magazine on my city about tennis. I loved and I told my mom, and she said that was pratically impossible to play on Kenya. That's why we traveled to Zimbabwe, cause it's a more developed country.

Q: Talisa, you're playing with Natalya Dhopolcova. Have you met some girls on tour?
A: I didn't had a chance yet. I only met Natalya incidentially before tournament starts, and Daniela, cause I just played her.
They are being really nice with me. I hope we can be good friends.

Q: Ok Talisa, so good luck in Palermo, and we wish to see you more on tour.
A: Thanks guys! I hope too

Jul 10th, 2002, 08:11 AM

Spain's Lucia Ruiz-Garrigues hits a return to Fraçois L'ane during the first round at the Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, July 9,2002. Lucia won the match by 76[5] 60.

Jul 10th, 2002, 03:52 PM
Well Done Nicoletta!

Marta Maria or Annabel! At least Babara didn't die then just come back magically!

Jul 11th, 2002, 04:43 AM
First two QF

Lucia RUIZ GARRIGUES def Madonika JAHFSON 7-6[5] 6-4

Natalya DLHOPOLCOVA def. Mazuelena MAJLANA 6-4 4-6 7-5

tHE OTHER 2 QF and doubles tomorrow :)

Jul 11th, 2002, 08:56 AM
:eek::eek: Another win over Madonika :D:bounce::D:bounce::D

Jul 11th, 2002, 09:21 AM
Poor Madonika :sad: :( :(

Weldone Lucia.. :)

Jul 11th, 2002, 11:32 AM
WOW Lucia is in a great form! :eek:

Jul 11th, 2002, 08:29 PM
The other 2 QF:

Sophia Sabatini def. Talisa Tululpe-Raje 6-3 7-5

Candela Sanchez-Connelly def. Nicoletta Lapentti 7-5 4-6 7-5

Doubles Later

Jul 11th, 2002, 08:29 PM
Candela :)

Jippo McScally
Jul 11th, 2002, 09:35 PM
:D Go Sophia! :D:D:D

Jul 11th, 2002, 09:57 PM
OMG Sophia winning matches whats next:eek:

Jul 11th, 2002, 11:33 PM
Well done Candela!!! :D

I hope your winning in Italy don´t finish here!!

Go on girl!! You can do it better and better!! :cool:

Jul 12th, 2002, 03:43 AM
Doubles R1

Ruiz-Garrigues/Sanchez-Connelly def. Dlhopolcova/Tululpe-Whatever 7-6(5) 7-5

Jul 12th, 2002, 03:44 AM
Lucía and Candela :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Jul 12th, 2002, 03:51 AM

Jahfson/Lapentti def. Sabatini/Selles 3-6 7-5 7-5

Turudnzhov/Majlana def. Ruiz/Connelly 5-7 7-6(9) 7-5

Jul 12th, 2002, 04:10 AM
:fiery: :fiery: @ Talisa! :sad:

Don't worry your time will come :)

Jul 12th, 2002, 07:56 AM
so close Candela & Lucia :sad:

Jul 12th, 2002, 11:44 AM
what a pity :sad:

Jul 12th, 2002, 05:01 PM
Singles Sf:

Natalya Dlhopolcova def. Lucia Ruiz-Garrigues 6-4 3-6 6-4

Sophia Sabatini def. Candela Sanchez-Connelly 7-6(5) 6-4

Doubles Final:

Turundzhov/Majlana def. Jahfson/Lapentti 7-6(5) 7-6(1)

Jul 12th, 2002, 06:15 PM

Jippo McScally
Jul 12th, 2002, 08:40 PM
Why is it such a shock?!
I've reached final's before!

Jul 12th, 2002, 10:29 PM
Ouch Lucy :sad:

Jul 12th, 2002, 10:48 PM
Mazuelena Majlana would like to thank Daniela Turundzhov for partnering her in the doubles and making it a success by winning the doubles final :)

Jul 13th, 2002, 12:02 PM
Another ridiculous defeating for Candela...will she able to win more than a match in a tournament?? :o :o :o

Jul 13th, 2002, 12:06 PM
Congrats Daniela four your doubles title :)

Jul 13th, 2002, 03:46 PM
Singles Final:

Sophia SABATINI def. Natalya DLHOPOLCOVA 7-6(0) 6-2

Congratulations Sophia!

Jul 13th, 2002, 08:01 PM
OMG Sophia wins:eek:

Jippo McScally
Jul 13th, 2002, 11:26 PM