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The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2007, 04:30 PM
Australian Open, Melbourne

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Week 4, Grand Slam, Draw Size 32

Welcome to Melbourne, and the first Grand Slam event on the ATC, the Australian Open! In the lead-up events, Severine Bremond dominated until last week in Sydney, where Venus Williams swept to the title, who will prevail this week and become the tour's first major champion? Stay tuned!

Points Deadline - Tuesday 18:00 CET

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2007, 04:30 PM
Aces To Play

Bartoli - 1
Benesova - 2
Bremond - 3
Camerin - 2
Cibulkova - 2
Chakvetadze - 3
Davenport - 2
Dechy - 3
Dementieva - 3
Dominguez Lino - 0
Golovin - 3
Harkleroad - 1
Henin - 3
Ivanovic - 0
Jankovic - 2
Krajicek - 1
Kirilenko - 3
Molik - 3
Mauresmo - 3
Medina Garrigues - 3
Myskina - 2
Paszek - 4
Peer - 0
Pennetta - 1
Rezai - 0
Safarova - 4
Schiavone - 2
Stosur - 2
Tanasugarn - 1
S. Williams - 3
V. Williams - 3
Zvonareva - 3

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2007, 04:30 PM
Draw

Severine Bremond(1) v Lourdes Dominguez Lino
Lindsay Davenport v Aravane Rezai
Michaella Krajicek v Justine Henin
Anna Chakvetadze v Elena Dementieva(6)

Ashley Harkleroad(5) v Dominika Cibulkova
Flavia Pennetta v Shahar Peer
Francesca Schiavone v Tatiana Golovin
Alicia Molik v Lucie Safarova(4)

Anabel Medina Garrigues(3) v Maria Kirilenko
Tamarine Tanasugarn v Ana Ivanovic
Marion Bartoli v Vera Zvonareva
Samantha Stosur v Amelie Mauresmo(8)

Nathalie Dechy(7) v Iveta Benesova
Tamira Paszek v Anastasia Myskina
Serena Williams v Maria Elena Camerin
Jelena Jankovic v Venus Williams(2)

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2007, 04:30 PM
OOP

Tuesday - R32

Wednesday - R16

Thursday - QFs

Friday - SFs and F

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2007, 04:30 PM
Player Of The Week

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Anastasia Myskina

Alright, I know I said in the Sydney thread that I'd give it to Safarova, but 5 aces really would make her almost impossible to beat :lol: Hope Lucie understands :hug: Instead the extra ace goes to Myskina, for making the quarter-finals in her debut event last week :yeah:

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2007, 04:31 PM
Preview

The Favourites

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Severine goes in as the favourite after her successful rebound ace season, she really understands the game well, and knows when to attack and when to pull back, she has needed some luck to win some key matches, that would be my only concern with her, Venus, on the other hand, has a very impressive gameplan, it would take something special to beat her if she keeps up her current form, whilst rebound ace-specialist Safarova has used her 4 aces to great effect, and will be a tough prospect for anyone.

The Contenders

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Anabel's ability to vary her game well is her strength, and she has been very consistent so far, but I'm not sure if she has enough killer shots to beat the other top players, Dementieva is one of the most aggressive players on the tour, and no-one will want to face her.

The Dark Horses

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The Dangerous Floaters

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The Mouthy Bitches

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My prediction for who will win the title?
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Good luck everyone :wavey:

Vamos.
Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:08 PM
I can't believe you picked Mauresmo has a contender:tape:

I've done NOTHING so far?!

Geoffrey91
Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:14 PM
I will try to correct this wrong prediction !

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:17 PM
I can't believe you picked Mauresmo has a contender:tape:

I've done NOTHING so far?!

Well you're ranked 8th out of 32 :p

Farina Elia Fan
Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:21 PM
only a dark horse :o

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:25 PM
Preview edited :D

Farina Elia Fan
Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:30 PM
Preview edited :D

your constant hatred of Nathalie has been noted

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:33 PM
your constant hatred of Nathalie has been noted

Davenport is waiting for you in R1 ;)

Farina Elia Fan
Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:35 PM
Davenport is waiting for you in R1 ;)

I bet Severine's Quarter as well

Vamos.
Jun 23rd, 2007, 06:45 PM
I can't believe you just put me in "Mouthy Bitches".

Dechy, let's takeover this tournament. Venus and Severine are getting taken to the cleaners, this is Amelie's Grand Slam. period.

Farina Elia Fan
Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:02 PM
Dechy, let's takeover this tournament. Venus and Severine are getting taken to the cleaners, this is Amelie's Grand Slam. period.

Now I like your first bit but then you went selfish :o

LDF
Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:22 PM
Davenport is waiting for you in R1 ;)

If I draw Nathalie in round 1, I will retire.

No pressure though.

:p

Edit: :rolls: at Mouthy Bitches :lol: :yeah:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:30 PM
Michaella is gonna lose first round again.:rolleyes:

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:34 PM
The draw has been done, I may aswell post it now, oh and a few other things, points for articles will be doubled as this is a GS and there'll be live scoring for all matches from the QFs onwards :)

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:43 PM
Draw posted :p

Farina Elia Fan
Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:44 PM
the player with 4 Aces in my mini section :rolleyes:

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2007, 07:48 PM
the player with 4 Aces in my mini section :rolleyes:

:devil:


j/k :p Twas random I swear :p

Vamos.
Jun 23rd, 2007, 08:02 PM
pssst, Lindsay set to face Severine in second round. haha!

LDF
Jun 23rd, 2007, 08:27 PM
Draw posted :p

Severine in round 2?

Oh no you didn't.

(That's assuming I get there of course, though I think Lindsay will slit her wrists if she wastes the opportunity of playing someone with 0 aces.)

The Daviator
Jun 23rd, 2007, 08:31 PM
Severine in round 2?

Oh no you didn't.

(That's assuming I get there of course, though I think Lindsay will slit her wrists if she wastes the opportunity of playing someone with 0 aces.)

:rolls:

Look at it this way, it's your chance to make a name for yourself ;)

Medina
Jun 24th, 2007, 02:02 AM
Australian Open, Melbourne
Doubles

Welcome To ATC doubles!

Entry List:

Bremond/Mauresmo: 3

Dechy/Rezzai: 1

Henin/Molik: 3

Jankovic/Panetta: 1

Kirilenko/Paszek: 3

Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino: 0

Harkleroad/Chakvetadze: 2

Shiavone/Stosur: 2

Bartoli/Dementieva: 2

Peer/Karjicek: 0

http://www.tournawiz.com/16draw.php?id=2&uid=medina

Coming Soon!

Im am trying a new system, go on that, and check out the draw, i will constantly update it!



OOP!

Tuesday - R16

Wednesday - QF

Thursday - SF

Friday - F!


Points Deadline - Monday 20:00 GMT+10

Can u all send your points to Medina Thank you!

ASAP!

Medina
Jun 24th, 2007, 02:06 AM
I wish i was seeded so i dont need to go gainst bremond!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrr

Alizé Molik
Jun 24th, 2007, 03:16 AM
http://www.tournawiz.com/32draw.php?id=1&uid=atcdraws

the draw.

Highlandman
Jun 24th, 2007, 11:38 AM
OMG, against Davenport, will be very difficult for Aravane.

The Daviator
Jun 24th, 2007, 01:49 PM
http://www.tournawiz.com/32draw.php?id=1&uid=atcdraws

the draw.

Thanks Alize :D

GracefulVenus
Jun 24th, 2007, 05:18 PM
Venus is loving her draw :yeah:

Geoffrey91
Jun 26th, 2007, 11:11 AM
Séve is loving her draw too !

She can reach easy quarter finals :)

Alizé Molik
Jun 26th, 2007, 11:27 AM
Bartoli prendra le pied...ou bien le gateau

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Marion Bartoli arrived in Melbourne this morning and hit the practice courts inspired by her first victory on the ATC tour and pushing compatriate Amélie Mauresmo in two tight sets. Bartoli owes her success to her new found attitude on court.

"Aggression is key in this instance, when I feel like I can win it just all comes together and I really love being out there and I'm hoping to have an easy win against Zvonareva and then perhaps even defeat Amélie!"

Facing a possible quarterfinal rendez-vous with Spaniarde Anabel Medina Garrigues.. Bartoli felt confident she could go the distance.

"After beating the self proclaimed greatest player in the world..I rate myself."

Vamos.
Jun 26th, 2007, 11:38 AM
Amelie has sent new points. They are good. Watch out.

LDF
Jun 26th, 2007, 04:25 PM
OMG, I forgot to send new points. :help:

Sorry Dav :awww:

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 06:15 PM
Tuesday OOP


Rod Laver Arena

Severine Bremond(1) v Lourdes Dominguez Lino

Anabel Medina Garrigues(3) v Maria Kirilenko

Alicia Molik v Lucie Safarova(4)

Jelena Jankovic v Venus Williams(2)

Tamira Paszek v Anastasia Myskina

Vodafone Arena

Anna Chakvetadze v Elena Dementieva(6)

Nathalie Dechy(7) v Iveta Benesova

Lindsay Davenport v Aravane Rezai

Samantha Stosur v Amelie Mauresmo(8)

Ashley Harkleroad(5) v Dominika Cibulkova

Margaret Court Arena

Serena Williams v Maria Elena Camerin

Francesca Schiavone v Tatiana Golovin

Tamarine Tanasugarn v Ana Ivanovic

Flavia Pennetta v Shahar Peer

Marion Bartoli v Vera Zvonareva

Michaella Krajicek v Justine Henin

ViennaCalling
Jun 26th, 2007, 06:16 PM
Tamira :scared:

MH0861
Jun 26th, 2007, 06:16 PM
I forgot to send new points too :o

Kevin.
Jun 26th, 2007, 06:29 PM
lets go tammy!!!

Tennis-Chick
Jun 26th, 2007, 06:39 PM
Come on Anna C

Kevin.
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:31 PM
when will results be out?

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:45 PM
Round of 32 coming up :)

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:52 PM
Round of 32

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Bremond(1) def. Dominguez Lino
5-7 6-1 6-4

Shaky start for the top seed, who was in real danger, but again proved why she's #1 in the 3rd set, bad luck LDL :hug:

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 07:57 PM
Round of 32

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Dementieva(6) def. Chakvetadze
6-4 6-3


Anna didn't do much wrong :hug: Elena's firepower just proved too much for her.

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:02 PM
Round of 32

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Camerin def. S. Williams
6-4 1-6 6-2

Serena should use the approach she takes in the second set and use it throughout the match, as her first and third sets aren't very solid, good win MEC :yeah:

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:05 PM
Round of 32

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Medina Garrigues(3) def. Kirilenko
6-3 1-6 7-5

Maria :sad: :hug: She played great and almost won, but Anabel held her nerves well in the final stages of the match to seal the victory.

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:09 PM
Round of 32

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Dechy(7) def. Benesova
5-7 6-3 6-2

One half of our mouthy bitches (:D) makes it through, she made a meal of it though :lol: Iveta, can I have some new points please :p

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:15 PM
Round of 32

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Schiavone def. Golovin
7-6(5) 7-6(5)

Very tight match this, Tati showed some good stuff throughout the match, but Fran upped her game in each tie-break to advance.

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:21 PM
Round of 32

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Molik def. Safarova(4)
6-1 6-1 :speakles:

:eek: Wow! Not only a shocking upset but also a stunning scoreline! Alicia exploited Lucie's weaknesses extremely well to seal a terrific win, Lucie :hug: You have a risky strategy as I said before, sometimes it will work, other times it won't.

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Round of 32

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Davenport def. Rezai
5-7 6-1 6-3

I was worried for Lindsay after the first set :unsure: But she bounced back to win in style and set up a date with the top seed, Aravane :hug: Better surfaces to come ;)

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:30 PM
Anybody out there? :unsure:

Kevin.
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:31 PM
tamarine is ready :scared:

ViennaCalling
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:31 PM
Tamira please ;)

LDF
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Lindsay :banana:

Aravane :hug: Good match!

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:34 PM
Round of 32

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Ivanovic def. Tanasugarn
6-7(3) 6-3 7-6(6) :eek:

Really tight match this one, it came down to a coin toss in the final game of the match :eek: Ana :yeah: Tammy :sad: :hug:

Kevin.
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:36 PM
tammy :hysteric: will I ever win a match?

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Round of 32

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Jankovic def. V. Williams(2)
6-4 5-7 6-4 :speakles:

So much for my prediction :o Mind you, I tipped Jankovic as a dark horse, and rightly so, she was one of the toughest first round draws, Vee :sad: :hug: Jelenka :yeah:

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:40 PM
tammy :hysteric: will I ever win a match?

:hug: You will, keep at it :)

Kevin.
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:42 PM
:hug: You will, keep at it :)

two of my three matches were either 7-5 (in my debut to Peer) or 7-6 (here)

o well, my bro jsut called me, can he get ashley harkleroads match, and what do i need to work on??

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:44 PM
Round of 32

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Mauresmo(8) def. Stosur
6-4 6-0

Impressive win for the other mouthy bitch, I mean Amelie, she has a good draw and is looking fresh and ready, Sam :hug:

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:48 PM
Round of 32

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Pennetta def. Peer
6-4 6-3

Flav sends new points each week, Shahar doesn't (although she does play a lot of games ;)), that's the difference, well done Flavia :)

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Round of 32

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Paszek def. Myskina
6-1 2-6 7-5

Nastya did not take advantage of her extra ace, but Tamira has improved a lot, and it was always going to be a tough match, can Tamira finally make a good run on her best surface?

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 08:59 PM
Round of 32

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Harkleroad(5) def. Cibulkova
6-4 3-6 7-6(3)

Ashley has a habit of winning 3rd set breakers! Both played well, but Ash's experience in the tight situations won her the match, Domi :hug:

ViennaCalling
Jun 26th, 2007, 09:01 PM
Tamira :woohoo:

Is it possible to send new points for second round?

Geoffrey91
Jun 26th, 2007, 09:02 PM
Séverine is the one of your favourites to survive :)

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Round of 32

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Zvonareva def. Bartoli
7-6(4) 5-7 6-4

Another thriller! Marion's inconsistency cost her the match, which was hers for the taking, but the solid gameplan of Zvonareva won out.

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 09:09 PM
Tamira :woohoo:

Is it possible to send new points for second round?

Nope, sorry, your points as it is are good though ;)

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 09:12 PM
Round of 32

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Henin def. Krajicek
2-6 6-4 6-4

Great comeback by Justine, whose game greatly improved as the match went on, Michaella :hug: You're getting better though :yeah:

The Daviator
Jun 26th, 2007, 10:18 PM
Updated Draw

Severine Bremond(1) v Lindsay Davenport
Justine Henin v Elena Dementieva(6)

Ashley Harkleroad(5) v Flavia Pennetta
Francesca Schiavone v Alicia Molik

Anabel Medina Garrigues(3) v Ana Ivanovic
Vera Zvonareva v Amelie Mauresmo(8)

Nathalie Dechy(7) v Tamira Paszek
Maria Elena Camerin v Jelena Jankovic

Congrats winners :) R16 tomorrow :wavey:

Droolv
Jun 26th, 2007, 10:25 PM
DAMN I lost again!! :sad: Good match Fran :yeah:

Vamos.
Jun 26th, 2007, 11:00 PM
Mauresmo possibly the most convincing of the seeds to go through. 6-4 6-0 is emphatic. Sorry Sam:hug:

Good luck Vera, I get the feeling I don't match up to you well:tape:

GracefulVenus
Jun 26th, 2007, 11:53 PM
no Venus did not lose in the first round of a GS after capturing a title! :fiery:

Ntour
Jun 27th, 2007, 05:33 AM
allez justine only my second singles win

dawid
Jun 27th, 2007, 08:10 AM
no Venus did not lose in the first round of a GS after capturing a title! :fiery:

Sorry, Vee :hug: I really wanna go far in this event.

dawid
Jun 27th, 2007, 09:17 AM
http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_jjankovic_0119_04.jpg

Jelena Jankovic def. (2) Venus Williams 6/4 5/7 6/4

"Wow, that's a big victory for me. After a bad previous events I started play better in Sydney. I had a great match against Bremond, and I think it gave me some confidence. Venus is a great player, she won tournament in Sydney, so when I saw the draws I thought: OMG! Why I must play against her, so early?! Anyway I think it help me. It was our first match in this event, so we haven't practice. Organises of AO said that I can be a dark horse, here. He was right. I amde a biggest surprise in 1st round matches. I'm gonna win my next match, my next oponnent is Italy's girl Camerin. I should beat her, I belive I'll do it. I hope that, I'll have a good doubles draws, and I and Anabel will win a few matches here."

Geoffrey91
Jun 27th, 2007, 09:30 AM
You are not reaaly the biggest surprise, i think...

Lucie Safarova's loss is the biggest surprise ! She had 4 aces :eek:

AlexBarrington
Jun 27th, 2007, 09:51 AM
Flavia :woohoo:

Now Ashley :unsure:

FORZA SARITA
Jun 27th, 2007, 09:55 AM
finally a win for MEC :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 27th, 2007, 10:27 AM
Krajicek :sad: :hug:
Juju :yeah:
Venus!:eek: :hug:

Medina
Jun 27th, 2007, 10:30 AM
http://www.tournawiz.com/16draw.php?id=2&uid=medina

Draw, Round 1 results coming up!!

Medina
Jun 27th, 2007, 10:35 AM
Vodafone Arena

Bartoli/Dementieva Vs Bremond/Mauresmo

Margaret Court Arena


Krajicek/Peer Vs Rezai/Dechy

Medina
Jun 27th, 2007, 11:05 AM
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Vs
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Winner Is

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

Bremond/Mauresmo d. Bartoli/Dementieva 6-3 5-7 6-4
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/512/74808410MT054_The_Champions062609_1024x768.jpg

Great match, But Bartoli/Dementieva needs a bit more firpower. Bartoli couldnt hold on there Win against the number1 seeds last week

Bremond/Mauresmo :worship:

Bartoli/Dementieva :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 27th, 2007, 11:18 AM
Krajicek/Peer?

Medina
Jun 27th, 2007, 11:24 AM
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Vs
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Winner Is

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

Rezai/Dechy d. Krajicek/peer 7-5 7-6(4)
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3414/IST117052513_1024x768.jpg

Both Sets were really close, Unlicky Krajicek/peer, Good First win for Rezai and Dechy

Rezai/Dechy :worship:

Krajicek/Peer :hug:

Medina
Jun 27th, 2007, 11:27 AM
http://www.tournawiz.com/16draw.php?id=2&uid=medina

Updated draw!

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 27th, 2007, 11:28 AM
Argh!Another tight sets lost!:(
Congrats Rezai/Dechy :)

Geoffrey91
Jun 27th, 2007, 04:10 PM
With all those tight wins, Séverine is more and more confident to win Austrlian Open !

The Daviator
Jun 27th, 2007, 04:51 PM
Wednesday OOP

Rod Laver Arena

Nathalie Dechy(7) v Tamira Paszek

Severine Bremond(1) v Lindsay Davenport

Justine Henin v Elena Dementieva(6)

Vodafone Arena

Maria Elena Camerin v Jelena Jankovic

Anabel Medina Garrigues(3) v Ana Ivanovic

Vera Zvonareva v Amelie Mauresmo(8)

Margaret Court Arena

Francesca Schiavone v Alicia Molik

Ashley Harkleroad(5) v Flavia Pennetta

The Daviator
Jun 27th, 2007, 05:35 PM
R16 coming up :p

The Daviator
Jun 27th, 2007, 05:39 PM
Round of 16

http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/FC_1501_gallery.JPG

Dechy(7) def. Paszek
0-6 6-1 6-1 :eek:

Tamira really should have continued playing as she did in the first set, she really let Nat back into the match, and once she did that the Frenchwoman never looked back.

The Daviator
Jun 27th, 2007, 05:43 PM
Round of 16

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Jankovic def. Camerin
6-2 6-7(2) 6-3

Jelena follows up her fantastic win over Venus with a solid win here, MEC played well, but Jankovic has a smart gameplan and she kept her compsure in the 3rd set to win.

LDF
Jun 27th, 2007, 05:44 PM
Davenport sets up clash with top seed

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40761000/jpg/_40761035_davenport.jpg

Melbourne, AUS -- Lindsay Davenport recorded only her second win of the season by beating Frenchwoman Aravane Rezai 5-7 6-1 6-3 in the first round of the Australian Open. After dropping the opening set, Davenport looked on course for a fourth consecutive loss, but her serve suddenly began to click. She ended up firing down 11 aces (and many unreturnables) en route to victory.

'I have nothing to lose,' said Lindsay when asked about her next match. 'The pressure is on Severine to perform, because she's had such an amazing start to the season and people want to see if she can continue that form at a Slam. So I'll just go out there and play my normal game, to try and get the first strike in and be in control of the rallies. I'm looking forward to it.'

tennisbuddy12
Jun 27th, 2007, 05:46 PM
lets go ashley!

The Daviator
Jun 27th, 2007, 05:48 PM
Round of 16

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/12/30/molik_narrowweb__300x403,0.jpg

Molik def. Schiavone
6-2 6-1

Maybe it's the home fans, but the Aussie has really found form at this event, she never gave Fran a chance, and is yet to lose more than two games in a set.

The Daviator
Jun 27th, 2007, 05:52 PM
Round of 16

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41828000/jpg/_41828476_bremond416.jpg

Bremond(1) def. Davenport
6-3 6-4

I don't know what it is, but Sev always seems to step up her game when she needs to, she was always in control here and with some of the pre-tournament faves out, she is looking on course to win here, Lindsay :hug: Better surfaces to come for you ;)

LDF
Jun 27th, 2007, 05:54 PM
I expected a closer match than that :(

Congrats Sev, too good :yeah:

The Daviator
Jun 27th, 2007, 05:59 PM
Round of 16

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/6042/r3580164850rv9.jpg

Medina Garrigues(3) def. Ivanovic
7-6(3) 6-4

Anabel is one win away from her 4th consecutive semi-final, great consistency, she played her best tennis when she needed to, and moves moves onto the quarters.

The Daviator
Jun 27th, 2007, 06:05 PM
Round of 16

http://www.repubblica.it/2006/05/gallerie/sport/fed-cup-italia/reuters88779261709215658_big.jpg

Pennetta def. Harkleroad(5)
7-6(6) 1-6 7-5

Upset win for Flavia! Ashley wins a lot of close matches, but she's going to lose some close ones too :p Congrats Flav :yeah:

dawid
Jun 27th, 2007, 06:09 PM
Congrats to my doubles partner - Flavia! I hope we'll win our doubles match tomorrow :)

The Daviator
Jun 27th, 2007, 06:13 PM
Round of 16

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/3303/21237454008dementievavi8.jpg

Dementieva(6) def. Henin
6-2 6-2

Emphatic win for the Russian, it will be interesting to see how her gameplan matches up with Bremond's in the next match, Justine :hug: Elena was just too good today.

The Daviator
Jun 27th, 2007, 06:17 PM
Round of 16

http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_4665_gallery.JPG

Zvonareva def. Mauresmo(8)
7-6(5) 6-4

Amelie was right, her game really doesn't match up well against Vera's, the Russian's placement was slightly better and that was the decisive factor, but Amelie will be disappointed with this loss I'm sure :p

Vamos.
Jun 27th, 2007, 06:20 PM
:sad:...Momo! Rubbishy. Stupid pusher Zvonareva.

AlexBarrington
Jun 27th, 2007, 06:21 PM
Flavia Pennetta in third round!!!http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.i1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4245627

Incredible but true! Italian player Flavia Pennetta defeated seed n.5 Ashley Harkleroad 7-6(6) 1-6 7-5, in the battle of Pin Ups!
The match has been very close, in first set they both hold serve untill tie break, there Flavia show some good shot and wins first set.
The second has been dominated by the american, really on fire on serve and especially with her forehand!
In the third, Italian fighter pushed harder the opponent, winning the match after a thrilling 12th game!

Flavia after this second win in Melbourne, looked satisfied...

" I'm very happy. Ashley in the second set really gave me some problem, but thnx to Carlos and other my fans i was able to win! I hope to do well in double, too with my friend Jelena. This evening i'll surely go to make party with her and MEC, and tonight with Carlos, of course!"

The Daviator
Jun 27th, 2007, 06:21 PM
Updated Draw

Severine Bremond(1) v Elena Dementieva(6)

Flavia Pennetta v Alicia Molik

Anabel Medina Garrigues(3) v Vera Zvonareva

Nathalie Dechy(7) v Jelena Jankovic

Congrats winners :yeah: QFs with live scoring tomorrow :wavey:

Medina
Jun 28th, 2007, 10:49 AM
Results coming up!!! IM sorry i cant do it with the pretty pictures (:inlove:) like i usualy do, I will do them for the next round i promise!!!

OOP!

Rod Laver Arena:

(1) Henin/Molik Vs Shiavone/Stosur

Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino Vs (2) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze

Vodafone Arena

(4) Jankovic/Pennetta Vs Bremond/Mauresmo

Rezai/Dechy Vs (3) Kirilenko/Paszek

Medina
Jun 28th, 2007, 11:16 AM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/510/wimbledon07_6.jpg
(1) Henin/Molik d. Shiavone/Stosur 7-6(5) 6-4



http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/512/74808410MT054_The_Champions062609_1024x768.jpg
Bremond/Mauresmo d. (4) Jankovic/Pennetta 7-5 7-6(4)



http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3201/61c3ffb4-a4ee-4900-9432-c81d0dfaba53.jpg
(2) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze d. Tanasugarn/Dominguez Lino 7-5 3-6 6-2



http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/541/XFC101051510_1024x768.jpg
Rezai/Dechy d. (3) Kirilenko/Paszek 7-5 6-4

Medina
Jun 28th, 2007, 11:19 AM
http://www.tournawiz.com/16draw.php?id=2&uid=medina

Updated draw, sorry for the untidyness, I was a bit busy. Good Job to all winneres with 2 seeds out lets see what happens!

Geoffrey91
Jun 28th, 2007, 03:29 PM
Yeah :banana: Firt semi-final in doubles !

The Daviator
Jun 28th, 2007, 04:50 PM
Thursday OOP

Rod Laver Arena

Severine Bremond(1) v Elena Dementieva(6)

Flavia Pennetta v Alicia Molik

Vodafone Arena

Nathalie Dechy(7) v Jelena Jankovic

Anabel Medina Garrigues(3) v Vera Zvonareva

The Daviator
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:10 PM
Live QFs coming up! :D

The Daviator
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:16 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3990/41828476bremond416in0.jpg http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/3303/21237454008dementievavi8.jpg

Bremond(1) v Dementieva(6)

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The Daviator
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:18 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Bremond(1) v Dementieva(6)

Bremond leads Dementieva 6-3

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The Daviator
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:25 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Bremond(1) v Dementieva(6)

Bremond and Dementieva are tied 6-3 3-6

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Bremond(1) def. Dementieva(6)
6-3 3-6 7-5 :eek:

Severine uses her big match experience to save 2 match points and edge the tough Russian, she's just two wins away from her 3rd title in 4 events :worship: Elena :hug:

The Daviator
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:30 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7070/fc1501galleryhv8.jpg http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/1133/jankovic2pq7.jpg

Dechy(7) v Jankovic

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Dechy(7) leads Jankovic 7-6(2)

The Daviator
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:33 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7070/fc1501galleryhv8.jpg http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/1133/jankovic2pq7.jpg

Dechy(7) v Jankovic

Dechy leads Jankovic 7-6(2)

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Dechy(7) and Jankovic are tied 7-6(2) 4-6

The Daviator
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:39 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7070/fc1501galleryhv8.jpg http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/1133/jankovic2pq7.jpg

Dechy(7) v Jankovic

Dechy and Jankovic are tied 7-6(2) 4-6

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Dechy(7) def. Jankovic
7-6(2) 4-6 7-5 :eek:

Another thriller! And again Nathalie takes the hard route, but she played smart when it mattered and makes the semis here, still a good run for Jelena :yeah:

The Daviator
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:43 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://www.repubblica.it/2006/05/gallerie/sport/fed-cup-italia/reuters88779261709215658_big.jpg http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7313/moliknarrowweb300x4030rm6.jpg

Pennetta v Molik

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Molik leads Pennetta 6-0

The Daviator
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:48 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://www.repubblica.it/2006/05/gallerie/sport/fed-cup-italia/reuters88779261709215658_big.jpg http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7313/moliknarrowweb300x4030rm6.jpg

Pennetta v Molik

Molik leads Pennetta 6-0

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Molik def. Pennetta
6-0 6-1 :eek:

Alicia has lost just 6 games so far :eek: :worship: Granted all the CTs went against Flavia :hug: Still an another awesome win for the Aussie :yeah:

The Daviator
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:54 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/3903/r3580164850rv9uf5.jpg http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/535/io4665gallerydp1.jpg

Medina Garrigues(3) v Zvonareva

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Medina Garrigues(3) leads Zvonareva 6-4

The Daviator
Jun 28th, 2007, 06:00 PM
Quarter-Finals

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/3903/r3580164850rv9uf5.jpg http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/535/io4665gallerydp1.jpg

Medina Garrigues(3) v Zvonareva

Medina Garrigues leads Zvonareva 6-4

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Medina Garrigues(3) def. Zvonareva
6-4 7-5

Anabel is yet to lose before the semis :worship: She took her time but was always in the driving seat in this match, can she finally make the breakthrough and win a title though?

The Daviator
Jun 28th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Updated Draw

Severine Bremond(1) v Alicia Molik

Anabel Medina Garrigues(3) v Nathalie Dechy(7)

Congrats winners :clap2: Semis and final tomorrow ;)

Highlandman
Jun 28th, 2007, 06:19 PM
Aravane/Nathalie :woohoo: :yeah:

Geoffrey91
Jun 28th, 2007, 07:33 PM
:eek:

I'm so happy to win again ! Thanks Coin Toss.

But now i'm against Molik :scared: She's very dangerous. Hope this time, she will lose coin toss !

dawid
Jun 28th, 2007, 08:15 PM
congrats Medina!

Geoffrey91
Jun 28th, 2007, 09:15 PM
Bremond Still Alive !

http://img44.imagevenue.com/aAfkjfp01fo1i-25405/loc789/62016_Severineee_122_789lo.jpg

Frenchwomand and world number one Séverine Bremond advances trough to semi-final in Melbourne defeating Elena Dementieva (6) 6/3 3/6 7/5 after to have been led 5/3 in final set !



In first set, Séverine Bremond takes quickly opponent's service to lead 5/2. Even if Dementieva seems to react and to be more aggressive, Bremond keeps on playing well and attacking every ball ! She closes the set 6/3. She seems to be in control and nobody did'nt see how Elena Dementieva could be able to return the situation.

Yet, she does ! She needs only 15 minutes to lead 5/0 and completly destroys Bremond's nerves. Yet the crowd has a new surprise : Bremond's rebirth ! She wins 3 games in a row but her late was too important to come back. Russian player ties to 6/3 3/6 !

World number One player starts the third set with a new tactic and a great mental. She makes some great efforts and tries to do play her opponent ! Dementieva lets her to win some games before to level up her game and to have 2 match points ! And as a champion, Bremond comes back and doesn't give to Dementieva any opportunity. She won this third set 7/5 !

Farina Elia Fan
Jun 28th, 2007, 11:10 PM
Nathalie :bounce:

Article later!!!

Alizé Molik
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:35 AM
http://www.tournawiz.com/32draw.php?id=1&uid=atcdraws

updated draw.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 29th, 2007, 06:46 AM
wow Alicia is on fire,6 games lost!!!:eek:
up for an upset ;)
congrats winners!:yeah:

Farina Elia Fan
Jun 29th, 2007, 11:26 AM
Dechy Storms Into Semis!


http://www.tennisrulz.com/players/dechy/gallery/066.jpg



(7) Nathalie Dechy def Iveta Benesova 5-7 6-3 6-2
(7) Nathalie Dechy def Tamira Paszek 0-6 6-1 6-1
(7) Nathalie Dechy def Jelena Jankovic 7-6(2) 4-6 7-5



'Im not shocked I am in the semis - I said at the start of the season I would raise my game when it mattered and I have. I am just shocked all my matches went to three sets because I am good enough to win in two. But at least I allowed the fans a bit longer to see me. Next up is Anabel Medina Garrigues and I am out for revange after she and the tour cheated in our last match.'

Medina
Jun 29th, 2007, 12:28 PM
Doubles Coming Up in 30 minuts or so...

Medina
Jun 29th, 2007, 12:50 PM
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r203/takako_moriyama/HeninShrink.jpghttp://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r203/takako_moriyama/MolikShrink.jpg
Vs
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r203/takako_moriyama/bremondshrink.jpghttp://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r203/takako_moriyama/momoshrink.jpg

Winner Is

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Bremond/Mauresmo d. (1) Henin/Molik 3-6 7-6(1) 6-2

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/512/capt_yl10702181610_belgium_tennis_diamond_games_yl 107.jpg

Wow the number 1 seeds, are out, and Bremond/Mauresmo didnt have a great start to the doubles. Bremond Mauresmo had alot mroe firepower just in the last set, most of the points were very close.

Medina
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:02 PM
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r203/takako_moriyama/ARShrink.jpghttp://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r203/takako_moriyama/NDshrikn.jpg
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http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r203/takako_moriyama/HarkleroadChrink2.jpghttp://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r203/takako_moriyama/ChakvetadzeShrink.jpg

Winner is:

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(2) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze d. Rezai/Dechy 6-1 5-7 6-3
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/593/21237384437harkleroad.jpg

Great game for Rezai/Dechy its great both all-French teams Made it to the semi's But Ashley and Anna rtecovered from thier first round loss last week, and are now in the Important final.

Medina
Jun 29th, 2007, 01:06 PM
http://www.tournawiz.com/16draw.php?id=2&uid=medina

Updated draw!!!

Finals Tommorow

Tennis-Chick
Jun 29th, 2007, 02:49 PM
Yes doubles final! :D

The Daviator
Jun 29th, 2007, 05:13 PM
SFs coming up :bounce:

The Daviator
Jun 29th, 2007, 05:20 PM
Semi-Finals

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/3903/r3580164850rv9uf5.jpg http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7070/fc1501galleryhv8.jpg

Medina Garrigues(3) v Dechy(7)

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Dechy(7) leads Medina Garrigues(3) 6-4

The Daviator
Jun 29th, 2007, 05:33 PM
Semi-Finals

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/3903/r3580164850rv9uf5.jpg http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/7070/fc1501galleryhv8.jpg

Medina Garrigues(3) v Dechy(7)

Dechy leads Medina Garrigues 6-4

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Dechy(7) def. Medina Garrigues(3)
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Nathalie finally records a comfortable victory and moves onto the final, Anabel :hug: whilst very consistent, you may want to take a few more risks if you really want to win big ;)

The Daviator
Jun 29th, 2007, 05:52 PM
Semi-Finals

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3990/41828476bremond416in0.jpg http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7313/moliknarrowweb300x4030rm6.jpg

Severine Bremond(1) v Alicia Molik

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Molik leads Bremond(1) 6-3

The Daviator
Jun 29th, 2007, 05:56 PM
Semi-Finals

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3990/41828476bremond416in0.jpg http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7313/moliknarrowweb300x4030rm6.jpg

Severine Bremond(1) v Alicia Molik

Molik leads Bremond 6-3

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Molik def. Bremond(1)
6-3 6-0 :eek:

From 1-3 down, Alicia wins 11 games in a row to reach the final in her home Slam, not even the great Severine could withstand Molik in this form, question is, can she make it one more round?

The Daviator
Jun 29th, 2007, 05:58 PM
Congrats Nathalie and Alicia! :D The final will be played later tonight :bounce:

Tennis-Chick
Jun 29th, 2007, 06:08 PM
Wow Bremond lost a set 6-0 :eek:

The Daviator
Jun 29th, 2007, 06:20 PM
Dechy's run to the final...

Def. Benesova - 5-7 6-3 6-2
Def. Paszek - 0-6 6-1 6-1
Def. Jankovic - 7-6(2) 4-6 7-5
Def. Medina Garrigues(3) - 6-4 6-3

Molik's run to the final...

Def. Safarova(4) - 6-1 6-1
Def. Schiavone - 6-2 6-1
Def. Pennetta - 6-0 6-1
Def. Bremond(1) - 6-3 6-0

Quite a contrast :eek:

Tennis-Chick
Jun 29th, 2007, 07:00 PM
Chakvetadze/Harkleroad Through To Doubles Final
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Anna Chakvetadze and Ashley Harkleroad are through to the doubles final at the Aussie Open after a 6-1 5-7 6-3 over Rezai/Dechy. The world number two's are looking to capture their second doubles title of the season after winning the Gold Coast in only their first tournament together. After losing in the first round of doubles last week Chakvetadze is glad to get to the final this week. "It was so disappointing to lose first round last week after our title the week before. We felt we played very well last week even better than the week before, but it didn't show. We've had a great run this week, and hopefully we can win tomorrow!"
Chakvetadze lost in the first round of the singles tournament and wants to make up for it "I was very disappointed losing in the first round. I knew I wasn't playing my best and it frustrated me during the whole match."

Geoffrey91
Jun 29th, 2007, 07:03 PM
Alicia is very aggressive and has a little bit of chance !

The Daviator
Jun 29th, 2007, 08:46 PM
Final about to begin!

The Daviator
Jun 29th, 2007, 08:50 PM
Final

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Alicia Molik v Nathalie Dechy(7)

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Dechy(7) leads Molik 7-6(2)

The Daviator
Jun 29th, 2007, 08:52 PM
Final

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Alicia Molik v Nathalie Dechy(7)

Dechy leads Molik 7-6(2)

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Dechy(7) and Molik are tied 7-6(2) 1-6

The Daviator
Jun 29th, 2007, 09:00 PM
Final

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Alicia Molik v Nathalie Dechy(7)

Dechy and Molik are tied 7-6(2) 1-6

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Dechy(7) def. Molik
7-6(2) 1-6 7-5

What a final for the first Grand Slam on the ATC :worship: Congrats to Nathalie for winning the title and becoming the tour's new #1 :yeah: She was the only player this week who was able to wear out the Aussie who played brilliantly all week, a shame someone had to lose, Alicia will definitely win some titles if she keeps up this form :)

Thanks to all who played this week! :D Onto clay we go!

Farina Elia Fan
Jun 29th, 2007, 11:08 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:


huge article to come :cool:

Medina
Jun 30th, 2007, 12:36 AM
Doubles final Coming up!!!

Tennis-Chick
Jun 30th, 2007, 12:42 AM
Come on Anna/Ashley!

Medina
Jun 30th, 2007, 12:47 AM
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Vs
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Winner is:

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(2) Harkleroad/Chakvetadze d. Bremond/Mauresmo 7-6(4) 7-5
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What a great final, Both players were very strong, But at the end THe number 2 seeds ended up winning. ANd they win there second title

Tennis-Chick
Jun 30th, 2007, 12:49 AM
YES!! :bounce:
Do we get our number one ranking back now?

Medina
Jun 30th, 2007, 12:53 AM
Ill have to do rankings in an hour or so, Sorry i have to cut my hair.. :(

Tennis-Chick
Jun 30th, 2007, 12:55 AM
It's ok, I have to go soon anyway :)

Geoffrey91
Jun 30th, 2007, 08:00 AM
What a chance !

I think if you has lost first coin toss, Molik'd win the title with an easy match !


No new surface !!

Keaka
Jul 1st, 2007, 07:10 PM
:clap2: Congrats Dechy!!

Myskina congratulates you :cool: :D

GracefulVenus
Jul 1st, 2007, 09:25 PM
OMG!!! Congrats Dechy! GS winner :yeah: Ashley and Anna. Congrats on your doubles title! Great tournament!

Farina Elia Fan
Jul 1st, 2007, 11:39 PM
Dechy Walks Off The Winner!!



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France's 7th seed Nathalie Dechy has always talked a big game and always said she would rise to the occasion and today at the first slam of the year she proved it with a three sets win over home favourite Alicia Molik 7-6(2) 1-6 7-5. Despite being the seeded player, Dechy wasnt the favourite going into the match as Molik had destroyed her half of the draw including a huge win over the then world number 1 Severine Bremond in straight sets while Dechy struggled in all her matches apart from her win in the semis over 3rd seed Medina Garrigues. As the players headed to the court they were both asked how they were feeling and Nathalie replied 'I feel fine, I want this title because I am the best', while Alicia said 'I am so excitied to be playing in front of my home crowd and I want to do them proud.'


During the warm up the crowd made there feelings known that they were firmly behind the Aussie cheering every shot she hit and failed to cheer Dechy as she was announced to them. You could see that for the first time in her career that the French superstar was nervous and dropped her serve to love and continued to struggle going down 4-2 after some powerful strikes on the forehand from the home girl which had proved to be a winning weapon in her previous matches. But all started to change in favour of the seventh seed in this game when Molik hit a sliced backhand called out at 30-30 which replays showed was in fact in, the Aussie challenges the call but thankfully for the French player the system failed and the call stand, despite vocal protests from Molik and the crowd, umpire Lynn Welsh had no option, even the tour director couldn’t influence her decision who has always hated Dechy. Molik goes on to hit a double fault and Dechy breaks back and the match goes on serve until the tiebreak where for the first time all tournament, Molik looked vulnerable and nervous. She had some basic errors and Dechy bounced on it and ran into the net on all of the Aussie safe mid court balls saying ‘pass me if you can’ and the Aussie didn’t and the first set was over.


At the end of the set, a demoralised Molik requests a bathroom, while Dechy stays out on court to think she is a set away from being the number 1 player on the tour and first slam champion and allowed the occasion and the crowd to affect her and played a poor set of tennis missing the court by a country mile as she tightened up and failed to construct a rally that saw her get back into the first set and the Aussie to the complete delight of the noise Bruce’s and Sheila’s levelled the match. Dechy smashes her racket on court and receives a warning that angers her more and she takes her own toilet break to calm down and compose herself.

In the third, it was Dechy who started the better and hit a beautiful forehand drive volley to go up an early break at 2-0 and with continued attacking play to come in and hit the drive volleys off both sides she raced into a 5-2 lead with some lucky net cords which obviously angered both Alicia and her fans. They never gave up on Alicia and she didn’t give up on the title and she came back with some strong tennis of her own to level the match at 5-5 after saving 4 match points. As the match levelled, the tension became unbearable on court as both players wanted it so badly and started off the 11th game with two errors each to make it 30-30. Dechy trying to keep calm in her biggest match of her career, tried to remain calm and hit the first serve down the tee, just missing, the crowd realise Molik has a big chance here and cheer her on the loudest they have all day, as she steps two foot inside the baseline to return the second serve, Dechy looking nervous hit the net and luckily for her it lands in and a let is called, she takes her time focuses and hit a sliced seve that curves away from the big Aussie and hit her first ace of the match and pumps her fist and wins the next point to secure the 6-5 lead. As both players sat at the change of ends with towels on their heads to concentrate. As Molik tries to serve for the first point the crowd keeps screaming ‘ALICIA, ALICIA’ for a good 30 seconds which for the first time all tournament seemed to put pressure on the Australian, on the first point, she puts a cross court forehand wide, then at 0-15 Dechy hits a backhand down the line after a punishing rally which Molik hits a forced error. Two points away from winning, Molik hits an ace and follows it up with a serve and volley to level the game 30-30. Both take their time to focus and Dechy returns a weak second serve down the centre of the court and both keep hitting ¾ paced balls down the middle of the court afraid to go for anything and after 26 shots, Dechy takes the initiative and moves forward after an interout forehand to Molik weaker side, the backhand and hits a drop volley to get her 5th match point. As each match point has come, Dechy has looked more and more nervous but this time was her time and hits a drop shot of the serve and completely fools the Aussie and jumps up and screams to celebrate the win.


The champion said ‘For the first time in my life, im speechless! I knew going into the match that if I kept the scoreline close, I would have a great chance because she hadnt been tested all tournament and I am mentally very strong. I am so happy at the moment – I want to thank my coach because he is amazing like I am. He believed in my when everyone else didn’t. I told everyone on tour I was the best and they laughed but they are laughing on the other side of their face now. I am the bets player on the tour – FACT. All the other girls are so jealous of me but that’s life, Im use to it. Molik has talent but needs to train a bit hard or quit the burgers for the end of the set to really challenge the likes of me. Now on to the clay which is my favourite surface, so it can only get better’

Farina Elia Fan
Jul 2nd, 2007, 11:21 AM
no one comments on Dechy 1000 word + article :o

Droolv
Jul 2nd, 2007, 11:24 AM
Well done Dechy, it's a great article!! :)

AlexBarrington
Jul 2nd, 2007, 11:54 AM
Fantastic article fef, i love nath attitude :haha: :haha:

Geoffrey91
Jul 2nd, 2007, 12:03 PM
Now i hate Nathalie !

Séverine was the best play during this Rebound Ace season ! It's so unfair.



But at least, we will be a great France Team !

The Daviator
Jul 2nd, 2007, 08:39 PM
Sorry, I've only seen the article now, Nath :bowdown: Fantastic :yeah:

Keaka
Jul 3rd, 2007, 07:47 PM
Great article :D

Harvs
Jul 7th, 2007, 01:40 AM
oh wow, just got back from holiday... woooo finalist:)

Harvs
Jan 22nd, 2008, 09:40 PM
oh youve got to be bloody kidding me...

how many aces does camerin have?

if i lose first round now... ijbl;kecl;bcedbhkwc;hbbhk;

"izz bulshit uleh"

Harvs
Jan 22nd, 2008, 09:41 PM
ok so clearly wrong aus open thread... damnit lol

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 22nd, 2008, 09:47 PM
...;12371735']ok so clearly wrong aus open thread... damnit lol

for once you did something right :p



Everyone who is new can read my amazing article :angel:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 22nd, 2008, 09:48 PM
Sorry, I've only seen the article now, Nath :bowdown: Fantastic :yeah:

back when you were nice to me, time changes so quickly :sad:















:rolleyes:

The Daviator
Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:03 PM
back when you were nice to me, time changes so quickly :sad:















:rolleyes:

Well it's amazing how someone can change once they have a bit of success :rolleyes:

Farina Elia Fan
Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:05 PM
Well it's amazing how someone can change once they have a bit of success :rolleyes:

:eek:

Nathalie is the same bitch she always was - read the article :ras:


Nathalie doesnt forget her roots - She is Naty from the block :angel:

young_gunner913
Feb 3rd, 2008, 05:21 AM
:eek:

Nathalie is the same bitch she always was - read the article :ras:


Nathalie doesnt forget her roots - She is Naty from the block :angel:

:haha:


:worship: