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Xian
Jul 26th, 2007, 04:13 PM
10,000$ Tampere, Finland


Aamulehti Tampere Open


Surface: Clay


http://www.swingteam.fi/mm_2004_kuvat/tampere2.jpg

Tampere ( Tammerfors in Swedish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland-Swedish)) is a city in southern Finland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland) located between two lakes, Näsijärvi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%A4sij%C3%A4rvi) and Pyhäjärvi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Pyh%C3%A4j%C3%A4rvi). Since the two lakes differ in level by 18 metres, the Tammerkoski (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tammerkoski) rapids linking them have been an important power source throughout history, most recently for generating electricity. Railway tracks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_tracks) from many parts of the nation meet at Tampere railway station (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampere_railway_station), making it an important junction on the VR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VR_Group) system.
Tampere, with about 200,000 inhabitants in the city itself, and more than 300,000 including the neighbouring municipalities, is the second most important urban centre in Finland after the Helsinki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helsinki) region and the biggest inland city in the Nordic countries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic_countries).
In terms of population, Tampere is the third largest city in Finland, and the largest city outside the Greater Helsinki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Helsinki) area.

Previous Winners:
New Tournament in 2007

2007 Draws


Quali
(1) wc Karoline STEIRO NOR vs bye
Tetyana AREFYEVA UKR vs Renata BAKIEVA RUS 62 64
(2) wc Alena NOGOLOVA CZE vs bye
Elena JIRNOVA UKR vs Miia LIIMATAINEN FIN 64 64
Rebecka PERSSON SWE vs bye
Julia RISSANEN FIN vs Essi LAINE FIN 06 26
Annie GORANSSON SWE vs bye
Monika WAWRCZYKOVA CZE vs Margarita LAZAREVA RUS 26 26
Jennifer ALLAN GBR vs bye
Saana SAARTEINEN FIN vs Frances MILLER AUS 62 61
Irina SMISLOVA LAT vs bye
Anna RAPOPORT RUS vs Veronika OVCACIKOVA CZE 76 06 16
Adeline GONCALVES FRA vs bye
Amanda CARRERAS GBR vs Dijana MARCINEVSKA LAT 61 60
Tuule TANI EST vs Trina SLAPEKA LAT 57 57
Maria TONCHEVA BUL vs Vladena PETUSHKOVA RUS 46 76 62
2nd round
Tetyana AREFEYEVA UKR d. (1) wc Karoline STEIRO NOR 64 62
(2) Alena NOGOLOVA CZE d. Elena JIRNOVA UKR 63 64
Essi LAINE FIN d. Rebecka PERSSON SWE 63 62
Annie GÖRANSSON SWE d. Margarita LAZAREVA RUS 64 62
Jennifer ALLAN GBR d. Saana SAARTEINEN FIN 61 60
Irina SMISLOVA LAT d. Veronika OVCACIKOVA CZE 61 26 75
Amanda CARRERAS GBR d. Adeline GONCALVES FRA 75 63
Trina SLAPEKA LAT d. Maria TONCHEVA BUL 63 64

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MAIN DRAW

(1) Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN vs wc Emma-Sofia HELISTEN FIN 61 76
Maya PITENINA RUS vs q Trina SLAPEKA LAT 61 63
Lynn BLAU LUX vs Nadezhda GORBACHKOVA RUS 63 67 26
(7) Marcella KOEK NED vs Zora VLCKOVA CZE 60 63
(3) Elizaveta TOCHILOVSKAYA RUS vs Hiromi OKAZAKI JAP 60 63
Alise VAIDERE LAT vs wc Johanna HYÖTY FIN 64 46 63
Alice BELLICHA FRA vs Eugeniya PASHKOVA RUS 26 16
(6) Maria ZHARKOVA RUS vs q Alena NOGOLOVA CZE 67 60 26
(8) Katariina TUOHIMAA FIN vs wc Jennifer HOLMBERG FIN 62 63
wc Ina KAUPPILA FIN vs Julia PAETOW GER 16 64 46
q Amanda CARRERAS GBR vs Veronika SIGUTOVA CZE 61 63
(4) LL Karoline STEIRO NOR vs q Essi LAINE FIN 67 62 60
(5) Laura BSOUL GER vs q Irina SMISLOVA LAT 62 63
Elizaveta ZAYTSEVA RUS vs Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN 06 16
q Tetyana AREFEYEVA UKR vs q Annie GÖRANSSON SWE 36 64 61
(2) Anna SMITH GBR vs q Jennifer ALLAN GBR 62 61
2nd round
(1) Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN d. Maya PITENINA RUS 61 76
(7) Marcella KOEK NED d. Nadezhda GORBACHKOVA RUS 75 60
Alise VAIDERE LAT d. (3) Elizaveta TOCHILOVSKAYA RUS 64 76
q Alena NOGOLOVA CZE d. Eugeniya PASHKOVA RUS 64 63
(8) Katariina TUOHIMAA FIN d. Julia PAETOW GER 64 64
q Amanda CARRERAS GBR d. (4) LL Karoline STEIRO NOR 63 61
Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN d. (5) Laura BSOUL GER 75 62
q Tetyana AREFEYEVA UKR d. (2) Anna SMITH GBR 63 62
QF
(1) Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN d. (7) Marcella KOEK NED 64 64
Alise VAIDERE LAT d. q Alena NOGOLOVA CZE 64 64
(8) Katariina TUOHIMAA FIN d. q Amanda CARRERAS GBR 16 76 62
Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN d.q Tetyana AREFYEVA UKR 63 62
SF
Alise VAIDERE LAT d. (1) Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN 61 64
Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN d. (8) Katariina TUOHIMAA FIN 64 62
Final
Alise VAIDERE LAT d. Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN 64 61


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DOUBLES MAIN

(1) Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN/Marcella KOEK NED vs Lynn BLAU LUX/Adeline GONCALVES FRA 60 60
Ina KAUPPILA/Essi LAINE FIN vs Miia LIIMATAINEN FIN/Maria TONCHEVA BUL 61 63
(3) Laura BSOUL GER/Anna SMITH GBR vs Annie GÖRANSSON SWE/Karoline STEIRO NOR 62 63
Emma-Sofia HELISTEN FIN/Margarita LAZAREVA RUS vs Nadezhda GORBACHKOVA/Elizaveta ZAYTSEVA RUS 62 61
Elena JIRNOVA UKR/Eugeniya PASHKOVA RUS vs Jennifer HOLMBERG FIN/Maya PITENINA RUS 62 26 26
(4) Alena NOGOLOVA/Zora VLCKOVA CZE vs Saana SAARTEINEN/Johanna HYÖTY FIN 60 46 61
Trina SLAPEKA/Irina SMISLOVA LAT vs Jennifer ALLAN GBR/Hiromi OKAZAKI JAP 64 75
(2) Piia SUOMALAINEN/Katariina TUOHIMAA FIN vs Elizabeta TOCHILOVSKAYA RUS/Jennifer ALLAN GBR 64 75
QF
(1) Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN/Marcella KOEK NED d. Ina KAUPPILA/Essi LAINE FIN 63 64
(3) Laura BSOUL GER/Anna SMITH GBR d. Emma-Sofia HELISTEN FIN/Margarita LAZAREVA RUS 61 60
Jennifer HOLMBERG FIN/Maya PITENINA RUS d. (4) Alena NOGOLOVA/Zora VLCKOVA CZE 16 75 63
(2) Piia SUOMALAINEN/Katariina TUOHIMAA FIN d. Trina SLAPEKA/Irina SMISLOVA LAT 60 63
SF
(1) Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN/Marcella KOEK NED d. (3) Laura BSOUL GER/Anna SMITH GBR 60 64
(2) Piia SUOMALAINEN/Katariina TUOHIMAA FIN d. Jennifer HOLMBERG FIN/Maya PITENINA RUS 62 61
Final
(2) Piia SUOMALAINEN/Katariina TUOHIMAA FIN d. (1) Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN/Marcella KOEK NED 62 64

Xian
Jul 28th, 2007, 04:59 PM
DB:
Goncalves (R2)
Laine over Rissanen

tobi
Jul 28th, 2007, 05:11 PM
DB

Laine & Rapoport

Freakan
Jul 28th, 2007, 08:07 PM
DB: Laine, Steiro (2nd round)

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 28th, 2007, 08:11 PM
Go Swedes !

tobi
Jul 28th, 2007, 08:41 PM
RU : Suomalainen

MD DB

anyone against Helisten and Holmberg in R1

James
Jul 28th, 2007, 10:47 PM
DB: Laine and Steiro (2R)

polishprodigy
Jul 29th, 2007, 12:08 AM
DB: Tani over Slapeka
Laine over Rissanen

kiel
Jul 29th, 2007, 12:19 AM
DB: Steiro(2nd round)
Tani over Slapeka

DutchieGirl
Jul 29th, 2007, 06:16 AM
DB Laine, r2 Nogolova

Drake1980
Jul 29th, 2007, 06:24 AM
Go Piia!

Meelis
Jul 29th, 2007, 12:20 PM
DB: Laine and Steiro (R2)

Meelis
Jul 29th, 2007, 03:54 PM
QR1:

(1) wc Karoline STEIRO NOR vs bye
Tetyana AREFYEVA UKR d, Renata BAKIEVA RUS 62 64

(2) wc Alena NOGOLOVA CZE vs bye
Elena JIRNOVA UKR d. Miia LIIMATAINEN FIN 64 64

Rebecka PERSSON SWE vs bye
Essi LAINE FIN d. Julia RISSANEN FIN 60 62

Annie GORANSSON SWE vs bye
Margarita LAZAREVA RUS d. Monika WAWRCZYKOVA CZE 62 62

Jennifer ALLAN GBR vs bye
Saana SAARTEINEN FIN d. Frances MILLER AUS 62 61

Irina SMISLOVA LAT vs bye
Veronika OVCACIKOVA CZE d. Anna RAPOPORT RUS 67(6) 60 61

Adeline GOBCALVES FRA vs bye
Amanda CARRERAS GBR d. Dijana MARCINEVSKA LAT 61 60

Trina SLAPEKA LAT d. Tuule TANI EST 75 75
Maria TONCHEVA BUL d. Vladena PETUSHKOVA RUS 46 76(6) 62

Equus
Jul 29th, 2007, 04:04 PM
Q.DB : Steiro & Goncalves ( both R2 )

RR-87
Jul 29th, 2007, 08:20 PM
q-DBs: Steiro R2 and Laine R2

Meelis
Jul 30th, 2007, 05:34 PM
MD

(1)Piia Suomalainen (FIN) v (WC)Emma-Sofia Helisten (FIN)
Maya Pitenina (RUS) v (Q)Trina Slapeka (LAT)
Lynn Blau (LUX) v Nadezda Gorbachkova (RUS)
Zora Vlckova (CZE) v (7)Marcella Koek (NED)

(3)Elizaveta Tochilovskaya (RUS) v Hiromi Okazaki (JPN)
Alise Vaidere (LAT) v (wc)Johanna Hyoty (FIN)
Alice Bellicha (FRA) v Eugeniya Pashkova (RUS)
(Q)Alena Nogolova (CZE) v (6)Maria Zharkova (RUS)

(8)Katariina Tuohimaa (FIN) v (WC)Jennifer Holmberg (FIN)
(WC)Ina Kauppila (FIN) v Julia Paetow (GER)
(Q)Amanda Carreras (GBR) v Veronika Sigutova (CZE)
(Q)Essi Laine (FIN) v (LL/4)Karoline Steiro (NOR)

(5)Laura Bsoul (GER) v (Q)Irina Smislova (LAT)
Elizaveta Zaytseva (RUS) v Hanne-Skak Jensen (DEN)
(Q)Tetyana Arefyeva (UKR) v (Q)Annie Goransson (SWE)
(Q)Jennifer Allan (GBR) v (2)Anna Smith (GBR)

Meelis
Jul 30th, 2007, 05:35 PM
QR2

Tetyana AREFYEVA (UKR) defeated Karoline STEIRO (NOR) (1) 6-4 6-2 :spit:
Alena NOGOLOVA (CZE) (2) defeated Elena JIRNOVA (UKR) 6-3 6-4
Essi LAINE (FIN) defeated Rebecka PERSSON (SWE) 6-3 6-2
Annie GORANSSON (SWE) defeated Margarita LAZAREVA (RUS) 6-4 6-3
Jennifer ALLAN (GBR) defeated Saana SAARTEINEN (FIN) 6-1 6-0
Irina SMISLOVA (LAT) defeated Veronika OVCACIKOVA (CZE) 6-1 2-6 7-5
Amanda CARRERAS (GBR) defeated Adeline GONCALVES (FRA) 7-5 6-3
Trina SLAPEKA (LAT) defeated Maria TONCHEVA (BUL) 6-3 6-4

Meelis
Jul 30th, 2007, 05:37 PM
Winner: Suomalainen
RU: Jensen

DB: Suomalainen and Vaidere

Equus
Jul 30th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Winner: Zharkova
Runner Up: Jensen
DB: Smith (R1)

Xian
Jul 30th, 2007, 06:15 PM
winner: Zharkova
RU: Skak-Jensen

DB: Tochilovskaya
Zharkova

*hingis_forever*
Jul 30th, 2007, 06:17 PM
Amanda :D
Jennifer :D

Equus
Jul 30th, 2007, 06:18 PM
2nd DB pick: Suomalainen (R1)

germex
Jul 30th, 2007, 07:04 PM
W: Elizaveta TOCHILOVSKAYA RUS
RU: LL Karoline STEIRO NOR
DBs: (1) Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN over wc Emma-Sofia HELISTEN FIN
And (6) Maria ZHARKOVA RUS over q Alena NOGOLOVA CZE

James
Jul 30th, 2007, 07:22 PM
W: Suomalainen
RU: Skak-Jensen
DB: Suomalainen and Smith

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 30th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Annie Goransson :yeah:

Freakan
Jul 30th, 2007, 09:22 PM
W: Tochilovskaya
RU: Steiro
DB: Suomalainen, Vaidere

janko
Jul 30th, 2007, 10:13 PM
RU : Tuhohimaa

DB : Suomalaïnen & Tochilovskaya

DutchieGirl
Jul 31st, 2007, 01:18 AM
w: Suomalainen
ru: Skak Jensen
DB: Suomalainen, Smith

polishprodigy
Jul 31st, 2007, 03:43 AM
Winner: (1)Piia Suomalainen (FIN)
RU: (2) Anna Smith (GBR)
DB: (1)Piia Suomalainen (FIN) over (WC)Emma-Sofia Helisten (FIN)
Julia Paetow (GER) over (WC)Ina Kauppila (FIN)

kiel
Jul 31st, 2007, 10:11 AM
Winner: Elizaveta Tochilovskaya
Runner up:Karoline Steiro

DB Main Draw:Suomalainen over Helisten
Tochilovskaya over Okazaki

Frode
Jul 31st, 2007, 12:22 PM
Must be dissapointing for Steiro. She had been given a WC to the WTA qualifying in Stockholm. But she could not use it, and fails in quallifying in a
10 000:rolleyes:

Meelis
Jul 31st, 2007, 05:30 PM
Nadezda GORBACHKOVA (RUS) def. Lynn BLAU (LUX) 3-6 7-6(7) 6-2
Alise VAIDERE (LAT) def. Johanna HYOTY (FIN) 6-4 4-6 6-3
Amanda CARRERAS (GBR) def. Veronika SIGUTOVA (CZE) 6-1 6-3

*hingis_forever*
Jul 31st, 2007, 05:33 PM
Amanda :D
This will give you a ranking again! You also have a good chance against either Laine or Steiro! :D

Monica_Rules
Jul 31st, 2007, 06:39 PM
Mandy:)

Hope Anna can finally get some wins here.

Meelis
Aug 1st, 2007, 05:25 PM
First round completed

Piia SUOMALAINEN (FIN) (1) defeated Emma-Sofia HELISTEN (FIN) 6-1 7-6(1)
Maya PITENINA (RUS) defeated Trina SLAPEKA (LAT) 6-1 6-3
Nadezda GORBACHKOVA (RUS) defeated Lynn BLAU (LUX) 3-6 7-6(7) 6-2
Marcella KOEK (NED) (7) defeated Zora VLCKOVA (CZE) 6-0 6-3
Elizaveta TOCHILOVSKAYA (RUS) (3) defeated Hiromi OKAZAKI (JPN) 6-0 6-3
Alise VAIDERE (LAT) defeated Johanna HYOTY (FIN) 6-4 4-6 6-3
Eugeniya PASHKOVA (RUS) defeated Alice BELLICHA (FRA) 6-2 6-1
Alena NOGOLOVA (CZE) defeated Maria ZHARKOVA (RUS) (6) 7-6(3) 0-6 6-3
Katariina TUOHIMAA (FIN) (8) defeated Jennifer HOLMBERG (FIN) 6-2 6-3
Julia PAETOW (GER) defeated Ina KAUPPILA (FIN) 6-1 4-6 6-4
Amanda CARRERAS (GBR) defeated Veronika SIGUTOVA (CZE) 6-1 6-3
Karoline STEIRO (NOR) (4) defeated Essi LAINE (FIN) 6-7(7) 6-2 6-0
Laura BSOUL (GER) (5) defeated Irina SMISLOVA (LAT) 6-2 6-3
Hanne Skak JENSEN (DEN) defeated Elizaveta ZAYTSEVA (RUS) 6-0 6-1
Tetyana AREFYEVA (UKR) defeated Annie GORANSSON (SWE) 3-6 6-4 6-1
Anna SMITH (GBR) (2) defeated Jennifer ALLAN (GBR) 6-2 6-1

IMPOSSIBLE
Aug 1st, 2007, 05:55 PM
Goransson :(

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 1st, 2007, 06:52 PM
Elizaveta ;)
Maya :)

Karoline S ;)
Nadia G ;)

Frode
Aug 1st, 2007, 09:01 PM
Karoline gets a second chance, and takes it!:bounce: :bounce:

Monica_Rules
Aug 1st, 2007, 10:35 PM
Keep going Anna :D

DutchieGirl
Aug 2nd, 2007, 12:50 AM
:D Alena, Marcella...but :sad: Zora

Alyz
Aug 2nd, 2007, 02:26 PM
2nd round:
(1) Piia Suomalainen (FIN) def. Maya Pitenina (RUS) 6-1 7-6(3)
(8) Katariina Tuohimaa (FIN) def. Julia Paetow (GER) 6-4 6-4

Nice work Piia & Katariina :yeah:

Meelis
Aug 2nd, 2007, 03:41 PM
Second round

Piia SUOMALAINEN (FIN) (1) defeated Maya PITENINA (RUS) 6-1 7-6(3)
Marcella KOEK (NED) (7) defeated Nadezda GORBACHKOVA (RUS) 7-5 6-0
Alise VAIDERE (LAT) defeated Elizaveta TOCHILOVSKAYA (RUS) (3) 6-4 7-6(8)
Alena NOGOLOVA (CZE) defeated Eugeniya PASHKOVA (RUS) 6-4 6-3

Katariina TUOHIMAA (FIN) (8) defeated Julia PAETOW (GER) 6-4 6-4
Amanda CARRERAS (GBR) defeated Karoline STEIRO (NOR) (4) 6-3 6-1
Hanne Skak JENSEN (DEN) defeated Laura BSOUL (GER) (5) 7-5 6-2
Tetyana AREFYEVA (UKR) defeated Anna SMITH (GBR) (2) 6-3 6-2

FORZA SARITA
Aug 2nd, 2007, 04:13 PM
Steiro :o

AlexBarrington
Aug 2nd, 2007, 04:14 PM
Steiro :o

:confused: e chi è? :lol:

paul_masterton
Aug 2nd, 2007, 04:14 PM
Amanda :yeah:
Anna :sad: :rolleyes:

IMPOSSIBLE
Aug 2nd, 2007, 04:27 PM
Piaa :yeah:
Katariina :)

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 2nd, 2007, 04:57 PM
WTF happened here ?????

Steiro losing to Carreras :help:
Elizaveta :( :( :o :o
Nadia :( :(
Maya :( :(
Zhenya :(

*hingis_forever*
Aug 2nd, 2007, 05:05 PM
Amanda :worship:
Anna :o

Frode
Aug 3rd, 2007, 01:52 AM
Steiro :o

:o :o :o

Not much else to say really....................

Drake1980
Aug 3rd, 2007, 02:11 AM
Piia and Katariina :bounce:

DutchieGirl
Aug 3rd, 2007, 02:21 AM
:D Alena, marcella!

Alyz
Aug 3rd, 2007, 09:06 AM
Doubles quarterfinals:

Jensen/Koek def. Kauppila/Laine 6-3 6-4
Bsoul/Smith def. Helisten/Lazareva 6-1 6-0
Holmberg/Pitenina def. Nogolova/Vlckova 1-6 7-5 6-3
Suomalainen/Tuohimaa def. Slapeka/Smislova 6-0 6-3

Monica_Rules
Aug 3rd, 2007, 03:53 PM
Anna :rolleyes:

Meelis
Aug 3rd, 2007, 04:20 PM
QF

Piia SUOMALAINEN (FIN) (1) defeated Marcella KOEK (NED) (7) 6-4 6-4
Alise VAIDERE (LAT) defeated Alena NOGOLOVA (CZE) 6-4 6-4
Katariina TUOHIMAA (FIN) (8) defeated Amanda CARRERAS (GBR) 1-6 7-6(6) 6-2
Hanne Skak JENSEN (DEN) defeated Tetyana AREFYEVA (UKR) 6-3 6-2

jamatthews
Aug 3rd, 2007, 04:42 PM
So close Amanda :hug:

FORZA SARITA
Aug 3rd, 2007, 05:17 PM
Piia & Kata :)

*hingis_forever*
Aug 3rd, 2007, 05:31 PM
Amanda :sad:
But you are improving steadily! She's one of our lesser known teens but I think she's one of our best! Keep plugging away Amanda! :D

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 3rd, 2007, 06:08 PM
Tetyana :( :o

HTE
Aug 3rd, 2007, 07:38 PM
Keep going Hanne, doing really well so far :yeah:

penkku
Aug 3rd, 2007, 09:28 PM
Amanda :sad:
But you are improving steadily! She's one of our lesser known teens but I think she's one of our best! Keep plugging away Amanda! :D

Hey, you are absolutely right, she was playing so good in the first and second set, she was leading 6-1 5-3 when Katariina suddenly found her fighting spirit and started to play better. Amanda has all the shots, maybe lacking big serve, afterall she is a small girl but I definitely believe she would have won today if the court were a bit bigger, "Katsu" started moonballing in that 2nd set 9th game and Amanda ran out of space when the backfence was so close and she had no room for her shots anymore. She was frustrated and made a lot of errors in the 2nd set TB and 3rd set. Katariina raised her game in the 3rd set and went 4-0 up but again Amanda came back to 4-2 when it started drizzling and both girls were slippin´ and slidin´ to the end of match. Katsu is about 6 inches taller than Amanda and had a slight advantage in the rain, don´t know if she had better shoes or what, of course I´m happy when a countrywoman won but had it been vice versa I might be as happy too :) BTW there were about 50 people in the stands, most of them other players, coaches, officials, players relatives, club members and then me ;) 2/3 of our nations best female tennisplayers had back to back matches, entrance was free for all but noone is interested, okay they are not world class players but still...

jamatthews
Aug 3rd, 2007, 11:32 PM
Thanks for the report.

*hingis_forever*
Aug 3rd, 2007, 11:34 PM
Yeah thanks for the report! So it seems Amanda is a player to keep and eye on! Too bad she couldn't close it out at 5-3! :sad:

DutchieGirl
Aug 4th, 2007, 04:02 AM
:sad: Marcella, Alena

korben
Aug 4th, 2007, 09:51 AM
2/3 of our nations best female tennisplayers had back to back matches, entrance was free for all but noone is interested, okay they are not world class players but still...

Too far for me :sad: Silly really. Jarkko plays hour exhibition and there is 1000+ that pay full price. Idiots.

SF result
Vaidere d. Suomalainen (1) 6/4 6/2 :mad:

penkku
Aug 4th, 2007, 10:50 AM
BTW I got there a bit too late yesterday to see the whole of Piias match but from what I saw she was just keeping the ball in play and let her opponent make mistakes, Koek hit quite hard but Piia was tactically better player. Between Katariina and Piia my prediction is that Katsu has potential without anymore injuries to get quite high, maybe top100, with a little luck even challenge Emmas results :) Don´t think Piia could reach top200, maybe I´m wrong. Off topic Emma looked in Stockholm like she could get back in the top100 again, great fight against Birnerova and had her moments in Dushevina match also :)

penkku
Aug 4th, 2007, 11:11 AM
Today didn´t make it there but trying to get there tomorrow if Katariina plays in the final :) Some pics from friday (about 20) coming up when I can finish my move to new home next week and get my own PC running and hopefully broadband ASAP there too, in SONERA they said it could take up to 6 weeks :( but luckily 2 weeks already gone of that time limit :) Pics from Stockholm (some 200) coming then too ;)

Alyz
Aug 4th, 2007, 11:27 AM
Hanne Skak Jensen (DEN) def. (8) Katariina Tuohimaa (FIN) 6-1 6-4

It could have been two Finns in the final but both Piia and Katariina lost today :( Hopefully they win the doubles then.

I agree it's a shame that people aren't really interested in tennis here unless it's Jarkko Nieminen. I'm pretty sure I'd have talked somebody into going with me tomorrow if Piia or Katariina had made it to the final but they didn't so...

Alyz
Aug 4th, 2007, 12:47 PM
Doubles final:
Suomalainen/Tuohimaa def. Jensen/Koek 6-2 6-4

Awesome :worship:

FORZA SARITA
Aug 4th, 2007, 01:12 PM
Piia & Kata :sad:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 4th, 2007, 02:37 PM
Alise :)
Hanna ;)

HTE
Aug 4th, 2007, 05:44 PM
Hanne :yeah: take the title ;)

shame about doubles though :(

penkku
Aug 5th, 2007, 11:24 AM
Alise Vaidere LAT - Hanne Skak Jensen DEN 6-4 6-1 :) Got there late today, Alise was leading 1st set 4-2, Hannes serves were faster and she hit harder groundstrokes, Alises shots were accurate and she didn´t make mistakes. First set and 2nd set to 1-1 were quite even, then Alise broke Hannes serve after many tight rallys and think I heard a snap from her backbone. Hanne smashed her racket to the ground when the point ended and to the bench when she came to changeover, some Danish swearing too, but didn´t understand that :hug: Next game Hanne had 1 BP on Alises serve but couln´t convert, dominated the point but Alise got everything back, Hanne had a chance to smash from the net but couldn´t put it away and t´was 3-1 to Alise, she went cruising to victory after that :) Girls were friendly at the handshake and Hanne asked Alise if this was her 1st title, she was all smiles and answered Yes :) , Hanne congratulated once more, then a warm hug with mother Liga. I was standing right behind her bench and congratulated too, she thanked and flashed a sweet smile and hurried to find her cellphone, maybe a call to boyfriend, ciao was all I understood and after that it was all Latvian (is the language called Latvian)? Alises shots in general were accurate and reliable, she got allmost everything back and was mentally stronger today. Hanne hit harder serve and groundstrokes but was a bit inconsistent and that collapse in 2nd set was decisive. Alise also was in better shape, Hanne had to take deep breath many times. Entertaining match afterall and nice to see both girls smiling afterwards :) Pics coming later, maybe next week ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 5th, 2007, 12:13 PM
thanx for the report penkku

Alise congrats :)

HTE
Aug 5th, 2007, 12:22 PM
:sad: Hanne, but good week :)

rated_next
Aug 5th, 2007, 03:05 PM
Piia losing in semis :banghead:

Well done Alise :)
finally something decent from her