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champion88
Mar 24th, 2008, 04:54 AM
SYDNEY, TIER I

http://www.sydney-australia.biz/central/sydney.jpg

POINTS DUE WEDS 26TH MARCH 8PM

Schedule:

Weds- R32 Top Half
Thurs- R32 Bottom Half
Fri- R16
Sat- QF
Sun- SF + F
Mon 8pm- AO Pts Due


Singles Draw:-


Golovin(1) Vs. Capriati(WC)
Davenport(WC) Vs. Harkleroad
Schnyder Vs. Mauresmo(WC)
Vaidisova(WC) Vs. Radwanska(5)

Chakvetadze(5) Vs. Pierce(WC)
Wozniacki Vs. Stosur
Rezai Vs. Dokic(WC)
Szavay(WC) Vs. V.Williams(3)

Dementieva(3) Vs. Hingis(WC)
Paszek Vs. Ivanovic
Salerni(WC) Vs. Safina(WC)
Muller(WC)Vs. Sharapova(5)

Jankovic(5) Vs. Dechy(WC)
S.Williams Vs. Peer
Hantuchova Vs. Kirilenko(WC)
Moore(WC) Vs. Dulko(2)

Preview: Golovin is coming off a great week last week which saw her win the inaugral OWTT event. Dulko, Venus and Demetieva alo put in strong showings. Can one of those big four go away with the title? Will one of the other players from last week learn from their mistakes and step up to win the title? Or could one of our newcomers come along and cause a stir with some upsets? This event is shaping up to be hotly contested as it is the first Tier I stop, and is the last tournament before the Australian Open, so people will be wanting to do well here to gain a seeding at the Open.


Doubles Draw:-

Ivanovic/Schnyder(1) Vs. Bye
Bye Vs. Dementieva/Kirilenko(WC)
Rezai/S.Williams Vs. Bye
Bye Vs. Radwanska/Wozniacki(3)

Dulko/Paszek(3) Vs. Bye
Chakvetadze/Hantuchova Vs. Capriati/Pierce(WC)
Dechy/Peer(WC) Vs. Moore/Vaidisova(WC)
Bye Vs. Sharapova/Stosur(2)

champion88
Mar 24th, 2008, 01:21 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179http://dontcostnothing.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/wimbledon_tatianagolovin2.jpghttp://www.maria-sharapova-web.com/photos/Maria_Sharapova_1.jpg

Articles from Gold Coast:-

Dulko - 4
Golovin - 4
Sharapova - 4
Stosur - 2
S.Williams - 2
Chakvetadze - 1
Radwanska - 1
Schnyder - 1
S.Williams - 1

As a result of writing the (joint) most articles during last week, Dulko, Golovin and Sharapova are awarded the prize of winning every CT in their matches this week (unless they play each other of course!)

champion88
Mar 24th, 2008, 01:22 PM
you guys OK with the tournaments starting so quickly after each other?

lucho_coria
Mar 24th, 2008, 02:08 PM
It is ok!!!

i am IN for the tournament!!

champion88
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:46 PM
OK guys, draws are up - Points due Weds 8pm :)

.Andrew.
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:47 PM
I'm okay with it too Chris. :)

Wow tough draw for Patty. :o Aga in R16 and Tati in QFs. Definitely will have to change up my points again. :armed:

Fretchap
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:51 PM
I better win a match here! :mad:

champion88
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:54 PM
Guys, we have 20 players now which is awesome.

Only 6 doubles pairs though - would be great if everyone could pair up for the doubles this week. You don't even have to send separate pointsas it is your singles points combined!

dulkogii
Mar 24th, 2008, 11:59 PM
I send the points not?

lucho_coria
Mar 25th, 2008, 12:01 AM
Good luck Salerni and Dulko

lucho_coria
Mar 25th, 2008, 12:03 AM
I send the points not?

Yes , wednesday start tournament

Fretchap
Mar 25th, 2008, 12:06 AM
i'm sure I'll do even worse than last week :lol:

Fretchap
Mar 25th, 2008, 12:06 AM
i'm already anxious of beeing Wednesday :)

champion88
Mar 25th, 2008, 12:11 AM
I send the points not?

I have them yes :)

Lord Jinxy
Mar 25th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Come on Caro.

whoop some!!

ViennaCalling
Mar 25th, 2008, 11:52 AM
New points sent :cool:

GracefulVenus
Mar 25th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Venus Gears Up For Season's First Tier I

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/505/1vwpic32.jpg

After a strong showing at the Gold Coast event, Venus Williams of the United States, is looking to keep the momentum going into the season first big event.

Q: How are you feeling Venus? Feeling any better?
A: Yeah, I'm about 90%. I still have the cruds, but I should be over that in a couple of days.

Q: The cruds Venus?
A: You know, the phlem and stuff that sticks around for weeks after you are sick. That stuff.

Q: Oh?

Q: What are your expectations coming into this event Venus?
A: Normally I would say that I have none, but I would be lying if I said that about this season. This is a chance to get on top and stay on top, which I am sure everyone will be trying to do at the Tier I event. But I'm ready to go and I hope everyone esle is.

Q: Tough loss to Dulko at the last event. Any revenge on the cards at this event?
A: Is my name Venus! You better believe it! Just kidding, if we meet up, we meet up and I'll take care of business then, but for now, I'm focusing on my first round opponent.

Vamos.
Mar 25th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Mauresmo's points are in.

Good luck Patty. :yeah:

.Andrew.
Mar 25th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Mauresmo's points are in.

Good luck Patty. :yeah:

Thanks :hug:

Good luck to Amelie as well. :hug: :yeah:

champion88
Mar 25th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Received points from-

Salerni
Stosur
S.Williams
Dulko
Wozniacki
V.Williams
Safina
Kirilenko
Paszek
Mauresmo
Pierce
Schnyder
Radwanska
Golovin
Sharapova

Please let me know by PM if you want to keep points from next week, just so I know rather than waiting til 8pm tomorrow. Thanks :)

Shafanovic.
Mar 25th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Oooh I haven't sent... great game by the way.. Better thana mine :lol:

champion88
Mar 25th, 2008, 09:49 PM
Draw updated with our 11 new players :drool:

Need points/PM from:-

Davenport(WC)
Harkleroad
Schnyder
Mauresmo(WC)
Chakvetadze(5)
Rezai
Bondarenko(WC)
Dementieva(3)
Ivanovic
Muller(WC)
Jankovic(5)
Dechy(WC)
Peer
Hantuchova

Buitenzorg
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:29 PM
HINGIS would like to ask for a MD WC please?

Thanks
Buitenzorg

champion88
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:34 PM
HINGIS would like to ask for a MD WC please?

Thanks
Buitenzorg

Added ;)

champion88
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Hingis(WC) will play Dementieva in 1st round

Not letting me edit draw at the moment :fiery:

Vamos.
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Mauresmo has sent points?!

Vamos.
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:39 PM
Draw updated with our 11 new players :drool:

Need points/PM from:-

Davenport(WC)
Harkleroad
Schnyder
Mauresmo(WC)
Chakvetadze(5)
Rezai
Bondarenko(WC)
Dementieva(3)
Ivanovic
Muller(WC)
Jankovic(5)
Dechy(WC)
Peer
Hantuchova

I am sure that I sent?

Farina Elia Fan
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:48 PM
anyone want to partner Dechy?

young_gunner913
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:51 PM
anyone want to partner Dechy?

Shahar Peer. :hearts:

champion88
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:52 PM
I am sure that I sent?

oops! yeh you are right. I have got them :p

Farina Elia Fan
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:55 PM
Shahar Peer. :hearts:

:yeah:

champion88
Mar 25th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Cool- Peer & Dechy added to doubles draw.

Send your points for singles ASAP please! :)

champion88
Mar 25th, 2008, 11:11 PM
Need points/PM from:-

Davenport(WC)
Harkleroad
Schnyder
Chakvetadze(5)
Rezai
Bondarenko(WC)
Dementieva(3)
Ivanovic
Muller(WC)
Jankovic(5)
Dechy(WC)
Peer
Hantuchova

E.Dementieva_FAN
Mar 25th, 2008, 11:13 PM
I'll send my points at 7:59 PM ;)

OZTENNIS
Mar 25th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Is it too late for Jessica Moore to make her OWTT debut here??

OZTENNIS
Mar 25th, 2008, 11:39 PM
:woohoo: Moore is in the draw...
Watch out Gisela :armed: :lol:

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 25th, 2008, 11:41 PM
can Jennifer debut here? :awww:

:lol:

champion88
Mar 25th, 2008, 11:46 PM
can Jennifer debut here? :awww:

:lol:

Sure :)

Vs. #1 Golovin in R32 so tough opener!

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 25th, 2008, 11:48 PM
no prob :yeah: points sent :bounce:

:armed: Bring it!

Slutati
Mar 26th, 2008, 12:17 AM
Golovin vs Capriati:eek:God that would be an awesome match in real life.
Tati:armed:

GracefulVenus
Mar 26th, 2008, 12:25 AM
Golovin vs Capriati:eek:God that would be an awesome match in real life.
Tati:armed:

:yeah:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 12:29 AM
Need points from:-

Davenport(WC)
Bondarenko(WC)
Muller(WC)

I would suggest other players should send new points, but can use last week's if not

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 26th, 2008, 12:30 AM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/504/1pic17.jpg
Capriati Welcomed By Australian Public

American tennis player, Jennifer Capriati, is making her OWTT debut here this week in Sydney, and couldn't be happier.

"The weather's great here, the people are great, and I'm just over the moon to be here," said a gracious Capriati as the mayor of Sydney presented her with a commemorative Fila jersey to mark her arrival in the famed city.

The tournament begins tomorrow and Capriati will be working hard to make her mark. "A lot of girls started last week, so they've got a bit more experience than I do, but I've got what none of them have - me."

TatiNovic
Mar 26th, 2008, 12:37 AM
Kirilenko/Dementieva would like to ask for a doubles WC!!

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 12:39 AM
Kirilenko/Dementieva would like to ask for a doubles WC!!

Way ahead you :p

TatiNovic
Mar 26th, 2008, 12:56 AM
Makiri is ready for Sydeny challenge

http://www.vtennis.co.uk/Images/Tennis/maria-kirilenko/maria-kirilenko-photo/maria-kirilenko-photo.JPG
Kirilenko pratising

Young Russian Maria Kirilenko will make her debut on OWTT tour in Sydeny, and she will face Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova in her maiden match, she trained so hard to be on top, and she already said that she is confident on it!

"Yeah!! I think joining this tour is exciting, because we got many great players here now!! And i can compete with them, it feels great!! I definately will go for my first match, because you know, everything needs a good start, and i pratise all days. I think Daniela will be a tough oppoment as she has good forehand, haha, me too!! And she has great angled-shot, she has much more experience than me, but i hope i can do all the things right in this first round match!! I am looking forward to it!!"

Maria will also play doubles with fellow Russian and world number 3 Elena Dementieva, they will face Chakvetadze/Hantuchova in the first round. "Yeah!! Playing doubles can really help my singles performence, and i am lucky to have great partner like Elena, she can teach me so many thing because she is a great player, i hope we can enjoy our partnership!!"

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 01:29 AM
Is Serena really ready for this new season?

http://serenawilliams.com/home/cpg/albums/userpics/10067/img_1185700888_338.jpg
Serena hanging out in Sydney

Serena Williams had real trouble to start her season well last week in Gold Coast. She went out in first round of both single and doubles event and didn'T forget to bitch all her opponents before leaving this tournament.

This week is a new one, there's a new tourney, Serena has new opponents and mainly: Australian Open is coming really quickly... But is Serena really ready for the first GS? Is she ready for the new season could even be a serious question!

Serena has been seen by some paparazzi, yesterday, in Sydney downtown hanging with one of her good friend, an ancient contestant of America's next top model. This is something Serena got us used to, but what is even more suspiscious is that, Serena hasn't been seen training of all the weekend, with neither of her father, her sister Venus or her doubles partner Aravane Rezai.

We know Serena we'll be there to play her first round match, but will she really show the talent she really has or come totally unprepared and just hope that her talent does everything for her... most probably the second option, but let's hope she still gives us a great show...

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 26th, 2008, 02:06 AM
Capriati/Pierce requesting Dubs WC :wavey:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 02:08 AM
Capriati/Pierce requesting Dubs WC :wavey:

Done already ;)

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 02:12 AM
Jessica Moore is seeking a PERMANENT doubles partner :wavey:

Andrew Laeddis
Mar 26th, 2008, 04:18 AM
Nicole Vaidisova seeking permanent doubles partner.

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 06:27 AM
Is Sydney a Tier I? I thought it was like a II or III...

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 06:28 AM
Okay then :) Jessica Moore/Nicole Vaidisova it is :) :banana:
SORRY LINDSAY but you are too old and slow :o :tape: :help:

MOORE N VAIDISOVA the new spice girls :yeah:

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 06:29 AM
Yeah good point it is a Tier 2 in real life :)

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 06:53 AM
Sharapova Sets Sights in Sydney Title

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Sharapova taking a drink during practice

After making it to the quarter finals if gold coast on her debut, she sets sights for a title this week in Sydney. She lost in the quarter finals to the eventual champion Tatiana Golovin in a three setter, after being down 5-0 in the second, she showed that she has a fighting spirit and went on to win 7 games in a row to take it 7-5.

Her first opponent in Sydney will be wildcard Martina Muller. The first seed she could meet is the number 3 seed, Elena Dementieva in the Quarter finals, she could meet last week's finalist in the Semis and also one of the only 2 people who beat her, Jelena Jankovic. She is set to meet Golovin in the finals if they both make it all the way there.

In the doubles, she is again, pairing up with Australian favourite Samantha Stosur. They are the number 2 seed after making it to the finals of last week's event.

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Maria talks to Yuri during practice

Interview with Maria Sharapova

It was a pretty good debut last week.
Yeh, it was okay, I wanted to do better, but losing to the champion feels okay. I had a pretty good result in doubles making it to the finals. So yeh, it was pretty good, I'm seeded here, so that's a nice thing.

Do you think you have a chance of reaching the finals here, maybe even winning it?
Well, yeh, I believe I have the potential to do it. Ummm, it will be tough. I could face some tough people before I reach there.

Which people do you least like to meet before the finals?
Well, I wouldn't use the word "fear". But you know, Elena [Dementieva], Jelena [Jankovic] and Gisela [Dulko] is coming off a good week. But you know, there are some, well a lot of debutantes and you can never know what they can do. But Jelena has beaten me in the exhibition. So she will be a challenge if I have to face her. But not in fear of anyone, I'm going to do what I do best, try my hard and worry about my side of the net and not theirs.

How's that shoulder going?
It's going well right now, I haven't felt anything. But we'll see when I play.

Do you like partnering with Samantha Stosur?
Oh yeh, she's great, especially when you're playing in her country you know, with the crowd's support, really lifets your game up. Maybe when we get out of Australia, I will pair up with someone else. *laughter* No just joking, she's a great girl and I think we will pair up for the rest of the season.

Just for the rest of the season?
I'm not thinking so far ahead of the future, we've only been playing for how long? 2 weeks now, and there's another 50 to go. So not thinking that far ahead, it hurts my head. *laughter*

Well, good luck for the week, and we will talk to you later.
Thank you!

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:38 AM
Didn't want to bother with Tier IIIs so put GC up to Tier II and SYdney a Tier I - didnt want to have a Slam w/o a tier I before it! :p

Andrew Laeddis
Mar 26th, 2008, 10:47 AM
Okay then :) Jessica Moore/Nicole Vaidisova it is :) :banana:
SORRY LINDSAY but you are too old and slow :o :tape: :help:

MOORE N VAIDISOVA the new spice girls :yeah:

happy to team up with you

Andrew Laeddis
Mar 26th, 2008, 10:48 AM
moore/vaidisova request wildcard or sydney doubles.

Andrew Laeddis
Mar 26th, 2008, 10:51 AM
can someone explain to me how the doubles points work.

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 10:56 AM
Ummm.. I think they use your singles points anyway.. So they combiine yours and your partners.

Andrew Laeddis
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:08 AM
Ummm.. I think they use your singles points anyway.. So they combiine yours and your partners.

okay,thanx

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Still need points from:-

Davenport
Bondarenko
Muller

ViennaCalling
Mar 26th, 2008, 02:57 PM
How are my points champion88? :help:

They are completly different than the last ones :tape:

IanRadi
Mar 26th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Capriati/Pierce requesting Dubs WC :wavey:

Would you send points this week? :angel:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 04:03 PM
No ned to send doubles points. They are combination of singles points :)

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Dokic added to draw. Now got a R64 match, with so many players having joined already!!! :)

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 04:05 PM
3hr 55mins til points due.

Still require 4 players' points. Don't want to give any w/o :fiery:

ce
Mar 26th, 2008, 04:11 PM
AJM0 JELENA :shout:

E.Dementieva_FAN
Mar 26th, 2008, 04:12 PM
w/o :hearts: Lena doesn't want to play in the first round. :angel:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Just waiting on Bondarenko & Muller now for the new players.

Hopefully a few more players from last week will send new points :angel:

Andrew Laeddis
Mar 26th, 2008, 05:35 PM
what the schedule of play. im excited about my first match. hopefully i can manage a set.

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 26th, 2008, 05:55 PM
I know. Me too :unsure:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 05:56 PM
what the schedule of play. im excited about my first match. hopefully i can manage a set.

I will do the R64 match if Muller sends points, then top half of R32. Bottom half will most likely be tomorrow unles I have time late tonight.

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Just under 2hrs for points.

Still waiting for Bondarenko & Muller :fiery:

.Andrew.
Mar 26th, 2008, 06:13 PM
Just under 2hrs for points.

Still waiting for Bondarenko & Muller :fiery:

Chris, you got my points right? :wavey:
Are they correct this time? :unsure:

dulkogii
Mar 26th, 2008, 06:14 PM
OMG!

I cant wait!

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 06:14 PM
Chris, you got my points right? :wavey:
Are they correct this time? :unsure:

Yeh got them and they are fine this time :p

Highlandman
Mar 26th, 2008, 06:39 PM
I didn't expect to play here. I will make my points now.

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 06:50 PM
I didn't expect to play here. I will make my points now.

Cool :yeah:

Just Bondarenko to go then.... hope she will sen by 8pm but not sure :(

Don't wanna have to give a w/o to R16 when there is even a R64 to be played!!

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 06:58 PM
If Bondarenko doesn't send, shall I just give Rezai w/o to R16, or move either Dokic or Muller to her spot so everyone plays in R32??

Andrew Laeddis
Mar 26th, 2008, 07:28 PM
If Bondarenko doesn't send, shall I just give Rezai w/o to R16, or move either Dokic or Muller to her spot so everyone plays in R32??

it would probably make sense just to move dokic or muller to the r32.

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 07:55 PM
5 mins til points.

Will move Dokic to Bondarenko's spot I think then everyone has a R32 match to play

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:01 PM
TIME IS UP!!!

No more points accepted now

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Bondarenko didn't send points, so Dokic takes her place

Singles Draw:-


Golovin(1) Vs. Capriati(WC)
Davenport(WC) Vs. Harkleroad
Schnyder Vs. Mauresmo(WC)
Vaidisova(WC) Vs. Radwanska(5)

Chakvetadze(5) Vs. Pierce(WC)
Wozniacki Vs. Stosur
Rezai Vs. Dokic(WC)
Szavay(WC) Vs. V.Williams(3)

Dementieva(3) Vs. Hingis(WC)
Paszek Vs. Ivanovic
Salerni(WC) Vs. Safina(WC)
Muller(WC)Vs. Sharapova(5)

Jankovic(5) Vs. Dechy(WC)
S.Williams Vs. Peer
Hantuchova Vs. Kirilenko(WC)
Moore(WC) Vs. Dulko(2)


Round of 32 starting in a few minutes :)

E.Dementieva_FAN
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:05 PM
:scared:

E.Dementieva_FAN
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:06 PM
14 WC players :spit::rolls:

ViennaCalling
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Tamira :armed:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:15 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://dontcostnothing.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/wimbledon_tatianagolovin2.jpg Vs. http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/MMPH/253228.jpg


SET 1

1-0 Golovin
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4-3 Golovin
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4-4
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5-4 Capriati
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6-4

(WC)CAPRIATI LEADS (1)GOLOVIN 6-4

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:17 PM
You go Jenny!

Farina Elia Fan
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:18 PM
a long time until Nathalie plays :p

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:19 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://dontcostnothing.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/wimbledon_tatianagolovin2.jpg Vs. http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/MMPH/253228.jpg


SET 2

1-0 Golovin
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2-1 Golovin
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2-2
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3-2 Golovin
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4-3 Capriati
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6-4

(WC)CAPRIATI DEF. (1)GOLOVIN 6-4 6-4

:eek: Last week's champion is out straight away here in Sydney. The newcomer played a perfect match to take out Golovin and could do well here. Even the best champions will change their points to look to always improve, and maybe that's where Golovin got complacent this week

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Nice Jenny!! But with all the newcomers :scared:

ViennaCalling
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Tati :haha:

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Tati is already going to lose number 1 ranking

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:23 PM
Maria Sharapova's match is 10 matches away :eek: and I have to go to school in like half an hour!!! OH NO!!! Please post them quick!

young_gunner913
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:24 PM
do you have to do livescore for all them? :angel:

i think pic results would be faster so we could see results. :)

ViennaCalling
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:25 PM
No, Live Scores are cool :ras:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:25 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpg Vs. http://www.tennis.info/images/Nasdaq4/02Tue/Harkleroad7963.jpg


SET 1

1-0 Harkleroad
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1-1
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2-1 Harkleroad
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2-2
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3-2 Davenport
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4-2
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5-2
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6-2

(WC)DAVENPORT LEADS HARKLEROAD 6-2

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Yuh, but you can give a comment in the end. Livescores are good for semis and finals maybe quarters
Because not as many matches to do

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:26 PM
See... Look at that... Lindsay Davenport is a newcomer and she's doing good... Crap.. all newcomers will win or something.

young_gunner913
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:26 PM
No, Live Scores are cool :ras:

:ras:

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:26 PM
Actually, livescores are good.. They show you,game by game.

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:28 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpg Vs. http://www.tennis.info/images/Nasdaq4/02Tue/Harkleroad7963.jpg


SET 2

1-0 Davenport
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1-1
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2-1 Davenport
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3-1
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3-2
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3-3
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4-3 Harkleroad
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4-4
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5-4 Harkleroad
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5-5
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6-5 Davenport
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6-6
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7-6(8) Davenport

(WC)DAVENPORT DEF. HARKLEROAD 6-2 7-6(8)

Great performance from Davenport today, as she held well under pressure late in the second, and she brings the newcomers to 2-0 so far. She could definitely be a strong contender this week.

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Live scores are essential in order to improve your game plan, so I will continue to do it like this :p

Also, it is only top half R32 today anyway, otherwise too much for me to do

ViennaCalling
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Only Top Half today? :eek:

Bye :wavey: :lol:

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:31 PM
:scared: I hope Muller is injured or something :angel: nah.. but I hope I win.

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Will we have only top half today ? :sad:

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:31 PM
:o WHY!!!???

young_gunner913
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Live scores are essential in order to improve your game plan, so I will continue to do it like this :p

Also, it is only top half R32 today anyway, otherwise too much for me to do

:fiery::o

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:32 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.tennis.info/images/US4/10Sun/Schnyder7723.jpg Vs. http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM39097.5786387732&blobType=portait


SET 1

1-0 Schnyder
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2-0
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2-1
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3-1
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3-2
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4-2
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5-2
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5-3
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6-3

SCHNYDER LEADS (WC)MAURESMO 6-3

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:32 PM
:sad: I want my results... Why don't you make Sharapova special and do hers today... PLEASE

Farina Elia Fan
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:32 PM
:o


it seems like everyone in the bottom half is here :lol:

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:33 PM
I think it's okay if you do only top half, but I don't want exceptions for others, number 2 in the world or not :o

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:33 PM
It was in schedule from beginning to have top half today, bottom half tomorrow. I said I may do bottom half late tonight but I may not have time

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:34 PM
But you did like 27 matches in one day on that exhibition :lol: That was too much, but 16 is... less than that right.

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:34 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.tennis.info/images/US4/10Sun/Schnyder7723.jpg Vs. http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM39097.5786387732&blobType=portait


SET 2

1-0 Schnyder
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2-0
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2-1
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3-1
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3-2
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4-2
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5-2
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5-3
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5-4
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5-5
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6-5 Mauresmo
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7-5

SCHNYDER AND(WC)MAURESMO ARE TIED 6-3 5-7

ViennaCalling
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Quit the Top Half and start with the Bottom Half, please :awww:

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Ohh alright then...

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:36 PM
BTW Chris, you didn't do that first set of Schnyder and Mauresmo.

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:38 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.tennis.info/images/US4/10Sun/Schnyder7723.jpg Vs. http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM39097.5786387732&blobType=portait


SET 3

1-0 Schnyder
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2-0
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2-1
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2-2
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3-2 Mauresmo
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3-3
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4-3 Schnyder
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4-4
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5-4 Schnyder
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5-5
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6-5 Mauresmo
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7-5

(WC)MAURESMO DEF. SCHNYDER 3-6 7-5 7-5

Another newcomer, another winner! Amelie did really well here and dug dep at 3-6 2-5. I think losing that second hurt Schnyder's confidence a little, allowing Mauresmo to pull through late on in the third. Good match!! :)

young_gunner913
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Quit the Top Half and start with the Bottom Half, please :awww:

:yeah:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:38 PM
BTW Chris, you didn't do that first set of Schnyder and Mauresmo.

Yeh I did :ras:

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:40 PM
WOW... All newcomers... :scared:

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:40 PM
:lol:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:41 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3197/21237439427vaidisova.jpg Vs. http://www.swiatvipa.pl/zdjecia/178/2831.jpg


SET 1

1-0 Radwanska
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1-1*
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2-1 Vaidisova
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2-2
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3-2 Radwanska
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4-2
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5-2
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6-2

(5)RADWANSKA LEADS (WC)VAIDISOVA 6-2

Vamos.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:42 PM
allez.

Mauresmo is such a fighter already. :hearts:

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:42 PM
eugh.. I have history for my first subject this morning.

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Finally.. A seeded plaayer winning.. Cmon Aga!! You can do it! :D

Vamos.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:43 PM
regarding the "newcomers"...those who aren't newcomers have been here one week longer. Everyone is a newcomer, the game is a newcomer.

:D

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:43 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3197/21237439427vaidisova.jpg Vs. http://www.swiatvipa.pl/zdjecia/178/2831.jpg


SET 2

1-0 Radwanska
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2-0
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3-0
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3-1
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3-2
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4-2
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4-3
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4-4
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5-4 Vaidisova
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5-5
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6-5 Vaidisova
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6-6
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7-6(5) Vaidisova

(5)RADWANSKA AND (WC)VAIDISOVA ARE TIED
2-6 7-6(5)

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Well.. They're newer than everyone else here. :lol: But I get what you're saying

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:45 PM
...

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:47 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3197/21237439427vaidisova.jpg Vs. http://www.swiatvipa.pl/zdjecia/178/2831.jpg


SET 3

1-0 Radwanska
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1-1
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2-1 Radwanska
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2-2
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3-2 Vaidisova
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3-3
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4-3 Vaidisova
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5-3
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6-3

(WC)VAIDISOVA DEF. (5)RADWANSKA
2-6 7-6(5) 6-3

:eek: The WCs go 4-0 in this section of the draw. Nicole showed amazing fight to sneak the second set, and she came through strongly in the third to knock last week's quarter-finalist out. Well done!

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:50 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1434/chakhobart07atl8.jpg Vs. http://image.sportscn.com/center/huabian/sunbaby/mary%20pierce-3.jpg


SET 1

1-0 Pierce
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1-1
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2-1 Pierce
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2-2
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3-2 Chakvetadze
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3-3
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4-3 Chakvetadze
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5-3
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5-4
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5-5
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6-5 Chakvetadze
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6-6
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7-6(4) Chakvetadze

(5)CHAKVETADZE LEADS (WC)PIERCE 7-6(4)

E.Dementieva_FAN
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Quit the Top Half and start with the Bottom Half, please :awww:

yes :awww:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:52 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1434/chakhobart07atl8.jpg Vs. http://image.sportscn.com/center/huabian/sunbaby/mary%20pierce-3.jpg


SET 2

1-0 Chakvetadze
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1-1
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2-1 Pierce
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3-1
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4-1
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4-2
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4-3
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5-3
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5-4
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5-5
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6-5 Pierce
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6-6
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7-6(2) Chakvetadze

(5)CHAKVETADZE DEF. (WC)PIERCE
7-6(4) 7-6(2)

Tough break here for Pierce as she falls in two tight sets, but a decnt showing by the newcomer - shame she couldn't capitalise on her second set 4-1 lead. Chakvetadze stops the rot and moves on to the R16.

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Far out... I hope I don't turn out like the people in the top quarter.. :angel: HOW ARE THEY ALL SO GOOD!

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:55 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/U2132P6T12D3005979F44DT20070628064156.jpg Vs. http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpg


SET 1

1-0 Wozniacki
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2-0
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2-1
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2-2
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3-2 Stosur
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4-2
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5-2
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6-2

STOSUR LEADS WOZNIACKI
6-2

ce
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Dokic one match away :awww:

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:56 PM
Please do the bottom half today.. You only have to do 11 more.. and 6 more before mine.. :angel:

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:57 PM
I don't care who wins here.. Wozniacki is a friend, and Sam is a friend and a person who didn't reject me as a doubles partner :p

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:57 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/U2132P6T12D3005979F44DT20070628064156.jpg Vs. http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpg


SET 2

1-0* Wozniacki
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1-1
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2-1* Stosur
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2-2
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3-2 Wozniacki
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3-3
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4-3 Stosur
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5-3
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5-4
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5-5
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6-5 Wozniacki
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7-5

STOSUR AND WOZNIACKI ARE TIED
6-2 5-7

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 08:58 PM
Doubles start in like 2 days right...

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:00 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/U2132P6T12D3005979F44DT20070628064156.jpg Vs. http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpg


SET 3

1-0 Wozniacki
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2-0
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3-0
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4-0
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4-1
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4-2
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4-3
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4-4
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5-4 Wozniacki
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6-4

WOZNIACKI DEF. STOSUR
2-6 7-5 6-4

I really feel for Sam here. She had the match on her racqet at 5-3 up in the second, but just couldn't close it out. She did well to fight her way back into contention in the third, but Caro just had too much in the end. Fun match!

young_gunner913
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Bottom Half Too! Bottom Half Too! :p

ce
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:04 PM
AJMO JELENA :shout:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:04 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/9375/l2314720wp7.jpg Vs. http://tennisbabes.esmartdesign.com/us4/JelenaDokic6.jpg


SET 1

1-0 Rezai
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1-1
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2-1 Dokic
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2-2
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3-2 Rezai
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3-3
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4-3 Dokic
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5-3
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5-4
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6-4

(WC)DOKIC LEADS REZAI
6-4

ce
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:04 PM
:woohoo:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:05 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/9375/l2314720wp7.jpg Vs. http://tennisbabes.esmartdesign.com/us4/JelenaDokic6.jpg


SET 2

1-0 Rezai
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1-1
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2-1 Rezai
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3-1
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4-1
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4-2*
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5-2
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5-3
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6-3

(WC)DOKIC AND REZAI ARE TIED
6-4 3-6

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Go Dokic

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:07 PM
Ooooohh... now it gets interesting.

ce
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:07 PM
:scared:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:08 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/9375/l2314720wp7.jpg Vs. http://tennisbabes.esmartdesign.com/us4/JelenaDokic6.jpg


SET 3

1-0 Rezai
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1-1
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*
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*
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2-1 Rezai
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3-1
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3-2
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3-3
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4-3 Rezai
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4-4
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5-4* Rezai
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5-5
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6-5 Rezai
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7-5

REZAI DEF. (WC)DOKIC
4-6 6-3 7-5

I really feel for Dokic here. She played her heart out, and only lost out due to the CT order :hug: . She could perform well in Melbourne next week with a few tweaks. But Rezai rides her luck through the R16.

ce
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:09 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
:bigcry:

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:10 PM
Aravane :yeah:

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:10 PM
:hug: Dokic :hug:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:11 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.citizen.co.za/index/AFPData/english/shared/spo/SGE.HSD73.090208185451.photo01.photo.default-361x512.jpg Vs. http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/070829/070829_venus_vmed_4p.widec.jpg


SET 1

1-0 V.Williams
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2-0
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3-0
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3-1
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4-1
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5-1
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6-1

(3)V.WILLIAMS LEADS (WC)SZAVAY
6-1

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:12 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.citizen.co.za/index/AFPData/english/shared/spo/SGE.HSD73.090208185451.photo01.photo.default-361x512.jpg Vs. http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/070829/070829_venus_vmed_4p.widec.jpg


SET 2

1-0 Szavay
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1-1
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2-1 Szavay
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3-1
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4-1
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5-1
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6-1

(3)V.WILLIAMS AND (WC)SZAVAY ARE TIED
6-1 1-6

IanRadi
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:15 PM
Mary :sobbing:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:16 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.citizen.co.za/index/AFPData/english/shared/spo/SGE.HSD73.090208185451.photo01.photo.default-361x512.jpg Vs. http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/070829/070829_venus_vmed_4p.widec.jpg


SET 3

1-0 Szavay
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2-0
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2-1
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2-2
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3-2 V.Williams
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4-2
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5-2
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5-3
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5-4
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5-5
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6-5 Szavay
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7-5

(WC)SZAVAY DEF. (3)V.WILLIAMS
1-6 6-1 7-5

:eek: Venus joins Tati and Aga on the seeded waste-pile. Venus looked to be crusing at 5-2 in the third, but what an incredible fight from Agnes. This kind of spirited play from Szavay could send her far.

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Bottom half maybe later, but more likely tomorrow.

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Sista' :bigcry:

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Then I hope Serena wins tommorow... :)

Andrew Laeddis
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:36 PM
:bounce::bounce:
I was really worried about Nicole having to face the number 5 seed but she pulled out the victory. Mauresmo you're next. :armed: Good luck in your 1st round match Jessica.

dulkogii
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Then I hope Ma Emilia wins tommorow

Andrew Laeddis
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:43 PM
Champion88 this is a great game, especially the live scoring.

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Yeah I enjoy it too :)
:banana: Nicole :worship:
Good luck Jess :scared:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 10:30 PM
Thanks for compliments guys :)

Just hope it continues so well!

Droolv
Mar 26th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Sam :hug: Another hard fought loss :bigcry:

lucho_coria
Mar 26th, 2008, 10:56 PM
Other matches:bounce::bounce::bounce:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:03 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg Vs. http://www.onthebaseline.com/images/albums/userpics/10001/Miss%20H_lowrez.jpg


SET 1

1-0 Dementieva
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2-0
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3-0
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4-0
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5-0
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*
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*
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6-0

(3)DEMENTIEVA LEADS (WC)HINGIS
6-0

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:05 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg Vs. http://www.onthebaseline.com/images/albums/userpics/10001/Miss%20H_lowrez.jpg


SET 2

1-0 Hingis
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2-0
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3-0
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4-0
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5-0
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6-0

(3)DEMENTIEVA AND (WC)HINGIS ARE TIED
6-0 0-6

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:07 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg Vs. http://www.onthebaseline.com/images/albums/userpics/10001/Miss%20H_lowrez.jpg


SET 3

1-0 Hingis
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2-0
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2-1
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2-2
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3-2 Dementieva
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3-3
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4-3 Dementieva
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5-3
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6-3

(3)DEMENTIEVA DEF. (WC)HINGIS
6-0 0-6 6-3

Whacky first two sets, but from 3-all in the third, Dementieva really stepped things up. She could easily go far again here.

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:09 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://p3.focus.de/img/gen/X/f/HBXf0KXK_Pxgen_r_311xA.jpg Vs. http://k53.pbase.com/o4/94/546394/1/64702994.NMq90zke._DSC0792copy2.jpg


SET 1

1-0 Ivanovic
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2-0
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3-0
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4-0
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5-0
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6-0

IVANOVIC LEADS PASZEK
6-0

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:10 PM
Thanks Chris!

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:10 PM
I guess I'll lose again :lol:

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:11 PM
Elena :) but Martina :sad: :hug:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:12 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://p3.focus.de/img/gen/X/f/HBXf0KXK_Pxgen_r_311xA.jpg Vs. http://k53.pbase.com/o4/94/546394/1/64702994.NMq90zke._DSC0792copy2.jpg


SET 2

1-0 Ivanovic
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2-0
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3-0
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3-1
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3-2*
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3-3
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4-3 Ivanovic
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5-3
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6-3

IVANOVIC DEF. PASZEK
6-0 6-3

The funny thing is, I don't think Paszek even played that badly. Ivanovic just went for broke out there today. My only concern is that she may run out of steam in her coming matches playing at 200% all the time.

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:16 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/5770/pitusalerninn7ru9.jpg Vs. http://www.mariovilla.com/eventi/masterseries2003/01/images/22_dinara_safina.jpg


SET 1

1-0 Salerni
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2-0
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3-0
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3-1
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3-2
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3-3
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4-3 Safina
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5-3
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5-4
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6-4

SAFINA LEADS SALERNI
6-4

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:16 PM
I'm anxious for Serena's match, but I probably shouldn't be :scared: :lol:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:18 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/5770/pitusalerninn7ru9.jpg Vs. http://www.mariovilla.com/eventi/masterseries2003/01/images/22_dinara_safina.jpg


SET 2

1-0 Salerni
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2-0
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2-1
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2-2
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3-2 Safina
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4-2
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5-2
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5-3
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5-4
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6-4

SAFINA DEF. SALERNI
6-4 6-4

A good solid match here from Safina. SHe got off to slow starts in each set but rallied her way back both times - nicely done!

Slutati
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:21 PM
Tatiana you bitch:spit:
Congrats Capriati

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:23 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.tennis-ontheline.com/pics/06us/06usmm02.jpg Vs. http://www.maria-sharapova-web.com/photos/Maria_Sharapova_1.jpg


SET 1

1-0 Sharapova
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2-0*
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2-1
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3-1
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3-2
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4-2
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5-2
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6-2

(5)SHARAPOVA LEADS (WC)MULLER
6-2

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:24 PM
:lol:

Hope Jessica's on soon

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:25 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.tennis-ontheline.com/pics/06us/06usmm02.jpg Vs. http://www.maria-sharapova-web.com/photos/Maria_Sharapova_1.jpg


SET 2

1-0 Muller
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1-1
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*
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2-1 Muller
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3-1
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*
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4-1
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*
*
*
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5-1
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*
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5-2
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6-2

(5)SHARAPOVA AND (WC)MULLER ARE TIED
6-2 2-6

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:26 PM
1 set and 1 match left before Serena's match :)

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:27 PM
Now win the third Maria

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:27 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.tennis-ontheline.com/pics/06us/06usmm02.jpg Vs. http://www.maria-sharapova-web.com/photos/Maria_Sharapova_1.jpg


SET 3

1-0 Muller
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2-0
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3-0
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4-0
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5-0
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5-1
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5-2
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5-3
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5-4
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5-5
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6-5 Sharapova
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7-5

(5)SHARAPOVA DEF. (WC)MULLER
6-2 2-6 7-5

:tape: Muller blows a 5-0 third set lead, but it is typical Sharapova fighting which keeps her in. How far can she go with allowing herself to fall so far behind early on - is it enough against a red-hot player?? Time will tell!

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:28 PM
1 match left :bounce:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:29 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://tennisgirls.greatestpictures.nl/jankovic/14.jpg Vs. http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/000/225/245_Nathalie%20Dechy.jpg


SET 1

1-0 Jankovic
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2-0
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*
*
*
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2-1
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*
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3-1
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3-2
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3-3
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*
*
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4-3 Dechy
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5-3
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*
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*
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6-3

(WC)DECHY LEADS (5)JANKOVIC
6-3

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:30 PM
WCs are doing well :scared:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:32 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://tennisgirls.greatestpictures.nl/jankovic/14.jpg Vs. http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/000/225/245_Nathalie%20Dechy.jpg


SET 2

1-0 Jankovic
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*
*
*
*
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1-1
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*
*
*
*
*
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2-1 Dechy
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3-1
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4-1
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5-1
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6-1

(WC)DECHY DEF. (5)JANKOVIC
6-3 6-1

:eek: I was not expecting this. Jankovic gets completely blown away by Dechy, who looks intent on causing some serious damage here this week!

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:32 PM
Allez Reena! (I so feel I get ass whooped again :lol:)

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Natalie and Maria :)

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:34 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpg Vs. http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080103/capt.fa6c740866d64607b77d58bca9e67656.australia_wo mens_hardcourt_tennis_xck110.jpg


SET 1

1-0 S.Williams
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*
*
*
*
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1-1
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*
*
*
*
*
*
2-1 Peer
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*
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3-1
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4-1
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*
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4-2
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5-2
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*
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*
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6-2

PEER LEADS S.WILLIAMS
6-2

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Typical Maria... HAHAHA!!

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:34 PM
I can't do any more mistakes :scared: .......

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:35 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpg Vs. http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080103/capt.fa6c740866d64607b77d58bca9e67656.australia_wo mens_hardcourt_tennis_xck110.jpg


SET 2

1-0 S.Williams
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*
*
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2-0
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*
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*
*
*
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3-0
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4-0
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*
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5-0
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*
*
*
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6-0

PEER AND S.WILLIAMS ARE TIED
6-2 0-6

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Third set :scared: I'm so scared i'll lose again...

Farina Elia Fan
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:36 PM
:woohoo:

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:37 PM
:lol: Good luck to both

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:37 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpg Vs. http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080103/capt.fa6c740866d64607b77d58bca9e67656.australia_wo mens_hardcourt_tennis_xck110.jpg


SET 3

1-0 S.Williams
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*
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2-0
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*
*
*
*
*
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2-1
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*
*
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*
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2-2
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*
*
*
*
*
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3-2 S.Williams
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*
*
*
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*
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4-2
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*
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5-2
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5-3
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5-4
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6-4

S.WILLIAMS DEF. PEER
2-6 6-0 6-4

Serena played a decent match here, and she scores her first tour win. Peer started to claw it back in the third, but Serena did just enough to close it out.

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Yep.. OZTENNIS, are you Jessica Moore?

Fretchap
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:38 PM
Finlaly over :D So glad i got a win :D

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:38 PM
Nice one Serena.. Looks like you didn't lose.

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:39 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://championships.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_08_hantuchova_037_getty_j_finney.jpg Vs. http://www.tinthethao.com.vn/Data/Image/2007/07/10/Maria%20Kirilenko.jpg3.jpg


SET 1

1-0 Kirilenko
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*
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2-0
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*
*
*
*
*
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2-1
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*
*
*
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3-1
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*
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*
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4-1
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5-1
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*
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5-2
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*
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5-3
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5-4
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*
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*
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6-4

(WC)KIRILENKO LEADS HANTUCHOVA
6-4

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:39 PM
Serena :)
Yes...I am Jessica Moore :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:41 PM
:spit: I won?!:haha::haha::haha:
Vee :hug: ;)

Buitenzorg
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:42 PM
Hingis :(

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:42 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://championships.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_08_hantuchova_037_getty_j_finney.jpg Vs. http://www.tinthethao.com.vn/Data/Image/2007/07/10/Maria%20Kirilenko.jpg3.jpg


SET 2

1-0 Kirilenko
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*
*
*
*
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2-0
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*
*
*
*
*
*
3-0
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*
*
*
*
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4-0
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
5-0
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*
*
*
*
*
*
5-1
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*
*
*
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*
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5-2
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*
*
*
*
*
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5-3
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*
*
*
*
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5-4
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*
*
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6-4

(WC)KIRILENKO DEF. HANTUCHOVA
6-4 6-4

Nice one from Kirilenko! She got off to great starts in each set, and had just enough to close Hantuchova out. Bu Dani, if you don't change your points after a first round loss last week you don't give yourself much of a chance :p

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:42 PM
The seeds are currently 3-4, Sharapova, Chaky, Lena D.

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Nice win Masha K.. :)
Jessica on now??

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:44 PM
Last match.. Will Dulko falter like the other 4 seeds?

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:44 PM
Just because I'm Aussie, I'm gonna go for Jess!

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:44 PM
:scared:

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:45 PM
:) ;) can't wait to see how Jess goes in her debut

dulkogii
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:45 PM
Maria Emilia on now?

Slutati
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:45 PM
It's obvious Golovin tanked.

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:45 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM39097.3915650232&blobType=portait Vs. http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179


SET 1

1-0 Dulko
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2-0
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3-0
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4-0
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4-1
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5-1
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6-1

(2) DULKO LEADS (WC)MOORE
6-1

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:46 PM
Maria Emilia on now?

Already played- lost to Safina 6-4 6-4 :hug:

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:47 PM
:scared:

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:48 PM
:tape: :o oh well...good luck in Set 2 Jess :shrug:

dulkogii
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:48 PM
Already played- lost to Safina 6-4 6-4 :hug:

OMG!:(:(

I never see the result! :P

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:49 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM39097.3915650232&blobType=portait Vs. http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179


SET 2

1-0 Moore
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6-0

(2) DULKO AND (WC)MOORE ARE TIED
6-1 0-6

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:50 PM
SYDNEY R32

http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM39097.3915650232&blobType=portait Vs. http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179


SET 3

1-0 Dulko
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3-0
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3-1
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6-1

(2) DULKO DEF. (WC)MOORE
6-1 0-6 6-1

Odd scoreline though I like Gisela's gameplan this week. Moore just ran into a hot player- she should hope for a better draw in Melbourne next week!

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:50 PM
:woohoo: WOW nIce one!

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:51 PM
Congrats to winners :bounce:

Bad luck losers, but plenty of time to work on gameplans for the AO next week :p

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:51 PM
Owww
Jess :hug:

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:51 PM
:eek: :yeah: :woohoo: :banana: :cool: :angel:
Well that was unexpected :lol:

lucho_coria
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:52 PM
Yes i won!!!!

sorry Moore , congrats for your debut and good luck in the rest of the year!!

Andrew Laeddis
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:53 PM
sorry you had to lose jess.

OZTENNIS
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:53 PM
:lol: then I see the third set scoreline :o

Oh well, good luck in doubles...
Congrats Dulko...but I'll get you next time :devil:

champion88
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:53 PM
Updated draw:-

(WC)Capriati v (WC)Davenport
(WC)Mauresmo v (WC)Vaidisova
(5)Chakvetadze v Wozniacki
Rezai v (WC)Szavay

(3)Dementieva v Ivanovic
(WC)Safina v (5)Sharapova
(WC)Dechy v S.Williams
(WC)Kirilenko v (2)Dulko

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:53 PM
4-4 for seeds today.. Dulko highest seed left... :hearts: Well done all winners

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:55 PM
:lol:

lucho_coria
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:56 PM
Gisela will be the number i hope , because golovin lost today??

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:57 PM
I wish Sharapova the best of luck for next round :angel:

Lord Jinxy
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:57 PM
WOOT!!

I avoid a WC until later..... possibly.

Grats winners (even those that carp on about being "dumped" :ras: )
hugs losers :hug:

See you on court tomorrow.
Soz. Champs, no time to do an article tonight. Will do one win or lose tomorrow.

Shafanovic.
Mar 26th, 2008, 11:57 PM
No Sharapova will kick your butt in the semis if you make it there and then I'll be number one :devil: *evil laugh*

Fretchap
Mar 27th, 2008, 12:06 AM
Serena gets her first win!

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040723/sp3.jpg
Serena hits a forehand in her first round match against Shahar Peer

During last weekend and the beginning of this week, Serena Williams was seen hanging out in Sydney, partying with her friends in stead of giving it her all in training to be ready fo this week tourney. Serena probably wanted to forget her last week's losses...

When Serena got on court today, it was evident that Serena had hit almost no ball during the last days. Serena makde Shahar play, she wasn't going for the big shots at all, and it raelly wasn't enough. The Isreali player was having a lot of fun on court, hitting big winners on the little balls that Serena hit right in the middle of the court. In an easy first set, Peer won the first set 6-2.

In the second set, Serena showed some pride, she played her best tennis since the beginning of the season. It was high tennis quality coming from her, winner after winner, ace after ace... Shahar Peer also got frustrated as she could do nothing. After Williams took the lead 4-0, Peer simple tanked the end of the set, hitting 8 unforced errors in a row. Serena Williams tied the match, winning the second set 6-0.

The third set was the best one for the crowd. Serena wasn't ass whooping Shahar and wasn't palying horribly, just some average tennis coming from both players. Serena went up 5-2, both the match was definitely tighter than what the score showed. Shahar kept playing well, she broke Serena once and then hold but it wasn't enough. Serena served the match out with an ace on the "T" line! Final score was, 2-6, 6-0, 6-4 in favor of Williams.

The American women left us her first comment after the match, "It definitely wasn't my best tennis, but I'm happy I got out of the court with a win. Peer wasn't acting always so great on the court in my opinion, she was kinda disrespectful by times... But no matter, I won, not with my best tennis, but I won!"

Fretchap
Mar 27th, 2008, 12:06 AM
Go Serena!

champion88
Mar 27th, 2008, 12:12 AM
8 WCs in R16 :spit:

Slutati
Mar 27th, 2008, 12:23 AM
Golovin "pissed off"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40323000/jpg/_40323835_golovin300.jpg

World number 1, Tatiana Golovin was upset in the first round in Sydney, by American wildcard Jennifer Capriati.Tatiana could never find her rhythm in the match as she fell in 2 sets 6:4,6:4.She wasn't very outspoken in the post match interview.

A short interview with Tatiana

A first loss, Tatiana.How are you feeling?
"Pissed off.Great, thanks.Next question."

So, a big disappointment, right?
"Not really, no."

Can you talk about the match a bit?
"Yeah.She played well, I sucked, that's pretty much it."

Your coach said you tanked the match.
"No, I didn't.I mean I obviously didn't play well, but I didn't tank, no.I just sucked.But my coach is a legend."

What's your opinion on Capriati?
"She's ok.I sucked."

Do you think she could beat you if you played your best?
"Bitch, please.Nobody can...when I play my best.I didn't want to play my best."

You will lose your #1 ranking.How does that make you feel?
"I don't care, everyone knows that I'm the best player out there, so yeah, ranking doesn't matter."

Who do you think will win the title now?
"Don't care."

Thanks, Tatiana.
"Mhm."

Highlandman
Mar 27th, 2008, 12:37 AM
Damn, what a match there between Sharapova and Martina :o Too bad I chocked it away :fiery: Wasting a 5-1 lead in final-set is just horrible. Congrats Maria.

But all in all not a bad performance by Martina for first tourney.

IanRadi
Mar 27th, 2008, 12:37 AM
When's doubles starting?

champion88
Mar 27th, 2008, 12:41 AM
When's doubles starting?

R16 singles and doubles tomorrow

Shafanovic.
Mar 27th, 2008, 12:42 AM
Sharapova Scissor Sharp in Sydney

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/6681/four3xr.th.jpg

On a day of upsets, Maria Sharapova, the number 5 seed, has won her first match in Sydney defeating Wildcard Martina Muller.

Maria looked sharp at the beginning dropping 1 points in the first two games, breaking Muller in the first game and holding her own serve to love. It was then holds until 4-2, when Sharapova broke Muller's serve again to lead 5-2 and had the chance to serve for the set, but Muller gave it all she got and after 3 games of solid serving, Sharapova's serve was in trouble, she was down 0-40 but showed whhy she is the number 5 seed firing down an ace followed by 2 backhand winners and a service winner gave her the first set point:
http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/4343/maria15.th.jpg
--Sharapova served outwide--
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/9535/20050125t030202z01mel14drtrids.th.jpg
--A great return by Muller put Sharapova on the stretch--
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/1769/20050125t031403z01mel19drtrids.th.jpg
--But a left handed lob from Sharapova got her back in the point--
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1927/boringmembers2xs3.th.jpg
--Game, and first set Sharapova 6-2 when she hit a forehand drive-volley--
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/328/onetwo4lh.th.jpg

But the momentum changed in the second set when Muller, broke Sharapova's serve twice and won the set 6-2 when Sharapova double-faulted.
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/4752/maria143rk.th.jpg

This momentum stayed in the second set when Muller unexpectedly went up 5-0 and Sharapova was in trouble.
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/748/six0fs.th.jpg
Sharapova showed again, her fighting spirit, to take the next 7 games and overwhelmed everyone and herself to take the game, set and match.

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/92/20050125t025956z01mel13drtrids.th.jpg

Shafanovic.
Mar 27th, 2008, 12:52 AM
Done!

champion88
Mar 27th, 2008, 12:55 AM
Nice article and loving the pix Chris! :)

lucho_coria
Mar 27th, 2008, 01:01 AM
Gisela continues in squall


http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42024000/jpg/_42024440_060829_tenis_203b3.jpg


In the début of the tournament Tier 1 of Sydney the Argentine Gisela Dulko conquered to the local Jessica Moore in 3 irregular sets: 6-1 0-6 6-1. Now , the number two of the world , will face the WC Maria Kirilenko in R16.

Now the Argentine takes a great possibility of staying as a number 1 of the world, since the current one I number 1 of the world, Tatiana Golovin, did lost her match of the first round against Jennifer Capriati.


" Today i played very well in the first set and in the third one, it was the first match of the year for her and she played a very good match " said Gisela about her match of today.

"I know I have the possibility of being a number 1 of the world this tournament but for me it is not a pressure, I have a plan of game defined for this torunament and do not think to leave it of side " Said Dulko about his Possibility of being number 1 of the world.

Other Argentine , Maria Emilia Salerni , did lost in first rounds against Dinara Safina in 2 sets : 6-3 6-4.