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champion88
May 7th, 2008, 02:04 PM
ROME TIER I


http://www.monasterystays.com/uploads/features/Rome_01.jpg


Welcome to our last Tier I clay event. Big points are up for grabs here as the players battle to boost their rankings for a seeding at Roland Garros. Dulko grabbed her second title last week, and Serena sems to have sprung back to life. Both should perform well here. PLayers such as Peer, Vaidisova and Ivanovic will be looking to get their games back on track here after a disappointing week in Berlin. Let's check out the draw...


(1)Dulko Vs. Bye
Jankovic Vs. Salerni
Ivanovic Vs. Harkleroad
Radwanska Vs. (8)Davenport
(5)Cibulkova Vs. Chakvetadze
Stosur Vs. Capriati
Schnyder Vs. Hantuchova
Bye Vs. (3)Peer

(4)Vaidisova Vs. Bye
Golovin Vs. Petrova
Sharapova Vs. V.Williams
Hingis Vs. (6)Olaru
(7)S.Williams Vs. Dechy
Safina Vs. Moore
Szavay Vs. Muller
Bye Vs. (2)Dementieva


Points due Friday 12pm

champion88
May 7th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Hey guys

Dulko, Safina & Hingis have not sent since Miami - they will need to send for Rome

champion88
May 7th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Predictions:

R32:-

(1)Dulko over Bye
Jankovic over Salerni
Ivanovic over Harkleroad
(8)Davenport over Radwanska
(5)Cibulkova over Chakvetadze
Capriati over Stosur
Schnyder over Hantuchova
(3)Peer over Bye
(4)Vaidisova over Bye
Golovin over Petrova
V.Williams over Sharapova
(6)Olaru over Hingis
Dechy over (7)S.Williams
Safina over Moore
Szavay over Muller
(2)Dementieva over Bye


R16:-

(1)Dulko over Jankovic
(8)Davenport over Ivanovic
(5)Cibulkova over Capriati
(3)Peer over Schnyder
(4)Vaidisova over Golovin
(6)Olaru over V.Williams
Dechy over Safina
(2)Dementieva over Szavay


QF:-

(8)Davenport over (1)Dulko
(3)Peer over (5)Cibulkova
(6)Olaru over (4)Vaidisova
(2)Dementieva over Dechy


SF:-

(8)Davenport over (3)Peer
(2)Dementieva over (6)Olaru


F:-

(2)Dementieva over (8)Davenport

:shrug:

dulkogii
May 7th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Horrible draw !

Slutati
May 7th, 2008, 07:04 PM
OMG, Tati please beat Petrova so you can take on Radek's wife:drool:

Fretchap
May 7th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Togh draw for Ree, again

Buitenzorg
May 8th, 2008, 04:43 AM
Hingis v (6) Olaru ;) :p I would get a sweet revenge from last week! :p

Buitenzorg
May 8th, 2008, 04:44 AM
Hingis v (6) Olaru ;) :p I would get a sweet revenge from last week! :p

Buitenzorg
May 8th, 2008, 04:46 AM
Predictions:

R32:-

(1)Dulko over Bye
Jankovic over Salerni
Ivanovic over Harkleroad
(8)Davenport over Radwanska
(5)Cibulkova over Chakvetadze
Capriati over Stosur
Schnyder over Hantuchova
(3)Peer over Bye
(4)Vaidisova over Bye
Golovin over Petrova
V.Williams over Sharapova
(6)Olaru over Hingis
Dechy over (7)S.Williams
Safina over Moore
Szavay over Muller
(2)Dementieva over Bye


R16:-

(1)Dulko over Jankovic
(8)Davenport over Ivanovic
(5)Cibulkova over Capriati
(3)Peer over Schnyder
(4)Vaidisova over Golovin
(6)Olaru over V.Williams
Dechy over Safina
(2)Dementieva over Szavay


QF:-

(8)Davenport over (1)Dulko
(3)Peer over (5)Cibulkova
(6)Olaru over (4)Vaidisova
(2)Dementieva over Dechy


SF:-

(8)Davenport over (3)Peer
(2)Dementieva over (6)Olaru


F:-

(2)Dementieva over (8)Davenport

:shrug:

your predictions totally wrong :p HINGIS would win the title this time :p

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 8th, 2008, 07:52 AM
Lena will lose in the second round because of the jinx. :tape::p

GracefulVenus
May 8th, 2008, 04:51 PM
C'mon Vee lets make some noise in Rome!!!

champion88
May 8th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Hey guys

Dulko, Safina & Hingis have not sent since Miami - they will need to send for Rome

:) All three have sent already so no walkovers this week :yeah:

Buitenzorg
May 8th, 2008, 10:57 PM
Good luck bitches ;)

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 10:01 AM
1 hour for points!

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 10:47 AM
I have tennis at 12pm, so results when I get back from that! ;)

OZTENNIS
May 9th, 2008, 10:49 AM
What's the time now?

OZTENNIS
May 9th, 2008, 11:13 AM
'I'm Sick of Losing...Look Out Rome'

http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2008/01/25/majmoore_narrowweb__300x385,0.jpg
Rome, ITALY - A desperate, yet determined Jessica Moore today arrived in Rome in preparation for the 2008 Italian Open. The 17-year old's form has been patchy at best in recent times, but she is very motivated to rectify this trend.

'I'm attractive, I'm popular and I've got game, but I haven't been able to put it together in recent times. So I'm coming right out in saying this, but I think I will win here this week. I'm now experienced enough to take on the top girls - on and off the court - and I'm not afraid. My forehand has always been my big weapon, but now I think my backhand and my serve are just as capable.'

'I haven't come here this week to lose first round, that's for sure. My coach and I have been working on some key issues with my game, and I feel much more confident coming into this week. I am sliding into my shots a lot better, and just feeling the ball better. I can't wait to get out there and hit the match court.'

Jessica was then asked about the lack of ''off court bitching,'' by the Roman journalists. Moore scoffed and then said, 'Well I think it's obvious that there aren't many that can match Nikki and I on or off the court. I think that heaps of the girls have now realised this and have swallowed their pride and shut the fat lips. Obviously, Golovin is the main one and she has put as much effort into her interviews as she does into her appearance and her results have just gotten worse. Has she even won a match since January?'

The cheeky teenager then opened up a can of worms saying, 'She is an embarrassment to the OWTT circuit. It is a disgrace to the tour that she was ever the world's top player. I think most players would agree with me that she is the most overrated player on the circuit, and also the biggest tart. She goes for anything that moves, and not just male fans. I've seen her try to tempt umpires into a favourable decision by lifting her skirt and showing her red knickers. The umpires choke back their disgust as she then struts towards the chair and does some vulgar movements. I think it's disgusting behaviour.'

But she was much kinder (but no less truthful) when talking about Shahar Peer. 'Shahar has proved to the world that she is the best player. When her game is on, she is untouchable. Her forehand is supreme and her backhand effortless. She has beaten me four times, twice in straight sets, so I completely believe that she is just an awesome player, and is the player to beat here in Rome, and of course in Paris.'

Moore was then quizzed on her goals for the remainder of the season. 'Well, to be honest, I was hoping to be No.1 by the end of Wimbledon, but I don't see that happening at the moment, the competition is too strong. So realistically, I'd like to be top 10 after Wimbledon and top 5 after the US Open. I think I'm in with a good shot at No.1 by the end of the season.'

Stay tuned for how the unspoken teenager goes this week ;)

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E.Dementieva_FAN
May 9th, 2008, 11:13 AM
It's 12:13 PM GMT now. :p

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 02:21 PM
hey guys- just back from tennis now - played for 3 hours!! :eek:

Need to shower etc. then R32 ;)

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 02:47 PM
R32 coming up :)

OZTENNIS
May 9th, 2008, 02:48 PM
:scared:

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 02:54 PM
Rome : Round of 32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/655/cc3d180c1f7f2cc7493bef53066ceabf-getty-tennis-aus-open-jankovic.jpg

Salerni def. Jankovic 0-6 6-2 6-0


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3213/fadb1c7b92bebaa60ba6c17bfd873082-getty-tennis-wta-dubai-ivanovic.jpg

Ivanovic def. Harkleroad 6-0 6-3


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/fullj_getty-76587727aw011_china_tennis_.jpg

(8)Davenport def. Radwanska 0-6 7-6(2) 6-4


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3500/chakvetadze51.jpg

Chakvetadze def. (5)Cibulkova 0-6 6-1 7-6(5) :eek:


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/622/full_getty-71687309nl004_pilot_pen_ten_5_46_18_pm.jpg

Stosur def. Capriati 6-3 6-2


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Schnyder def. Hantuchova 7-5 6-0

OZTENNIS
May 9th, 2008, 02:58 PM
:)

OZTENNIS
May 9th, 2008, 02:59 PM
:woohoo:

Good win Sam :) and also Ana ;)
Cibulkova :nerner:
Davenport :o :spit:

OZTENNIS
May 9th, 2008, 03:01 PM
:scared: :lol:

OZTENNIS
May 9th, 2008, 03:02 PM
Safina is going to be very tough to beat, especially judging by her form in Berlin (in real life)

dulkogii
May 9th, 2008, 03:03 PM
Salerni def. Jankovic 0-6 6-2 6-0 :hearts:

Now with my best friend Dulko :(:(

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Rome : Round of 32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/671/ZUR252101715_1024x768.jpg

Golovin def. Petrova 6-0 0-6 7-5*


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3502/venus7.jpg

Sharapova def. V.Williams 0-6 6-2 7-6(5)


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/20080316_01_gyi0051599885.jpg

(6)Olaru def. Hingis 6-2 0-6 7-5


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/fullj_getty-76184532mh104_u_s_open_day_.jpg

Dechy def. (7)S.Williams 0-6 6-0 6-4 :eek:


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/636/GLD106010507_1024x768.jpg

Safina def. Moore 6-3 1-6 6-3 (Moore sent new points just before the deadline, but 2nd set had 14 games!)


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/GYI0000635741083020_1024x768.jpg

Szavay def. Muller 6-3 0-6 6-4

OZTENNIS
May 9th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Well done to you to Salerni :)

OZTENNIS
May 9th, 2008, 03:05 PM
:rolleyes: :spit:

:wavey: bye JESS :tape:

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 03:07 PM
R16:-

(1)Dulko Vs. Salerni
Ivanovic Vs. (8)Davenport
Chakvetadze Vs. Stosur
Schnyder Vs. (3)Peer

(4)Vadisova Vs. Golovin
Sharapova Vs. (6)Olaru
Dechy Vs. Safina
Szavay Vs. (2)Dementieva

Imperfect Angel
May 9th, 2008, 03:14 PM
I'll always have to face one of the top 3 in almost every event.:rolleyes:

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 03:21 PM
I'll always have to face one of the top 3 in almost every event.:rolleyes:

Luck of the draw - you usaually beat them anyway :lol:

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 03:57 PM
R16 coming up ;)

zvonarevarulz
May 9th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Anna:woohoo:
Starting to win again:D

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Rome : Round of 16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/591/day2-2.jpg

(1)Dulko def. Salerni 6-0 2-6 6-1


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/507/b00ddc0a3f1095c40b5e1335be446d90-getty-77848966hh041_pacific_life_.jpg

Ivanovic def. (8)Davenport 6-0 6-2 :eek:


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/622/fullj_getty-tennis-wta-rome-mauresmo-stosur_1_27_45_pm.jpg

Stosur def. Chakvetadze 6-1 6-3


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/539/GYI0051165704010305_1024x768.jpg

Schnyder def. (3)Peer 0-6 6-4 6-0 :eek:

Imperfect Angel
May 9th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Shahar is in a slump.:help:

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Rome : Round of 16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/671/full_getty-tennis-wta-atp-aus-golovin_10_14_33_pm.jpg

Golovin def. (4)Vaidisova 5-7 6-1 6-3 :eek:


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/594/GYI0000576152080919_1024x768.jpg

(6)Olaru def. Sharapova 6-0 0-6 7-5


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/541/21238810716dechy.jpg

Dechy def. Safina 2-6 6-3 6-1


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/516/GYI0000573058080815_1024x768.jpg

(2)Dementieva def. Szavay 4-6 6-1 6-1

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 04:12 PM
QFs:-

(1)Dulko Vs. Ivanovic
Stosur Vs. Schnyder
Golovin Vs. (6)Olaru
Dechy Vs. (2)Dementieva

Imperfect Angel
May 9th, 2008, 04:12 PM
:ras:

Slutati
May 9th, 2008, 04:13 PM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!
If I never win another match, I don't care, Tati beat Vaidisova:hearts::inlove:And injured, might I add:ras:

zvonarevarulz
May 9th, 2008, 04:34 PM
:sobbing:

GracefulVenus
May 9th, 2008, 04:54 PM
I'm really beginning to dislike this game :fiery:

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 05:11 PM
I'm really beginning to dislike this game :fiery:

:hug:

Slutati
May 9th, 2008, 05:16 PM
Golovin outclasses Vaidisova

Former world number 1, Tatiana Golovin, is finally showing some form again as she upset world number 4, Nicole Vaidisova in the second round in Berlin. Tatiana, still struggling with an injury, lost the first set 7:5 before she regrouped and took the second and third by 6:1 and 6:3.

http://pics.centerblog.net/pic/tennistar/hu9u396m.jpg
The winner Tatiana Golovin and the loser Nicole Vaidisova shake hands after their match

A short interview with Tatiana after the match

Congrats, Tatiana. Now honestly, is this your favorite victory?
"Well obviously(laughter). Yeah, I'm very pleased with this match, I think I played quite well. I really gave it my all, I fought for every single point and it paid off. My ankle was so sore after the first set, but I just told myself I have to keep fighting and yeah it was great. If I was playing against anybody else I would have retired...well except Moore, I would keep going against her. Oh and Davenport too...And yeah, probably against Shahar Peer, but I would retire against any other girl(laughter)."

What did you tell her at the net when you shook hands?
"Oh, I just told her congrats, loser. Cuz that's what she is, you know (laughter). A loser (puts an L on her forehead)."

All three of those players you…let's say "dislike" lost already. How does that make you feel?
"Let's say hate(laughter). Oh really, I didn't even know. Well I knew about Vaidisova(laughter). So Moore lost, huh? Very nice, I'm very very pleased. She's a bitch you know, so she obviously deserves it. It's called karma, she was always a bitch to me, and I don't even know why. She's not a top player, well she's not even a player, she's just a ho. She's trying to get public to notice her by dissing the hottest and the best player, Tatiana Golovin. I guess it's working, but everyone's making fun of her, because she's such a loser. I kinda feel sorry for her pathetic ass, but then again I don't. She's like those high school losers nobody talks to you know(laughter)? She thinks she's all that cuz she gets to hang out with Vadisova, but it's not like they're friends. Vaidisova uses her to carry her bags and stuff, she's more of a personal assistant. But who would even want to be friends with Vaidisova? She's not very popular either, ever since someone told the media about the Radek+Nicole+Jessica triangle, about their weird manage-a-trois, people are avoiding them. No wonder, they're nasty."

So what about Peer?You have been awfully quiet on her lately?
"Well, I don't really mind Shahar that much anymore. I mean sure, she says some weird stuff from time to time, but that's what she's like. And also, she beat me once, you know. I always respect the players that beat me, so I don't feel the need to hate on her, as she doesn't hate on me either."

Thanks, Tatiana and good luck for the rest of the tournament!
"Thanks, but as I said, I don't care if I never win another match, now that I beat Vaidisova. I'm also happy that I managed to beat Petrova for the first time, as she gave me two beatdowns before(laughter). I'm enjoying tennis, despite my injuries. Life is great."

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 9th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Lena :D 9th QF :dance: My record is 7-1 in the QFs so far. :eek:

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 9th, 2008, 05:22 PM
:ras:

Sorry Ben. :awww::hug::hug:

.Andrew.
May 9th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Patty :inlove:
Allez! :banana:

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 10:39 PM
QFs coming up :)

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Rome : Quarterfinal


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://k53.pbase.com/o4/94/546394/1/64702994.NMq90zke._DSC0792copy2.jpg


Set 1


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


Ivanovic leads (1)Dulko 6-0

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 10:45 PM
Rome : Quarterfinal


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.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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2-1*
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2-2
X
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3-2 Dulko
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3-3*
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4-3 Dulko
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4-4
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5-4 Dulko
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5-5
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6-5 Dulko
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6-6
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7-6(14)* Dulko


Ivanovic and (1)Dulko are tied
6-0 6-7(14)

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Rome : Quarterfinal


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://k53.pbase.com/o4/94/546394/1/64702994.NMq90zke._DSC0792copy2.jpg


Set 3


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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5-0
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6-0


(1)Dulko def. Ivanovic
0-6 7-6(14) 6-0


Heartbreak for Ivanovic here, who had 5 match points in the second set tie-break. Tough break for her, as the CT was decisive. Ivanovic would have gone on to the final where it also would have come down to a CT :hug: - Gisela moves on into another semi, and will be looking to take the trophy here as well after her victory in Berlin. She is looking very tough to beat.

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Rome : Quarterfinal


http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpgVs.http://www.tennis.info/images/US4/10Sun/Schnyder7723.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Stosur
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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


Stosur leads Schnyder
6-0

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 10:51 PM
Rome : Quarterfinal


http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpgVs.http://www.tennis.info/images/US4/10Sun/Schnyder7723.jpg


Set 2


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


Stosur and Schnyder are tied
6-0 3-6

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Rome : Quarterfinal


http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpgVs.http://www.tennis.info/images/US4/10Sun/Schnyder7723.jpg


Set 3


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


Stosur def. Schnyder
6-0 3-6 6-2


Great win for Stosur, as Schnyder is a difficult opponent. Stosur really stepped it up from 2-2 in the third, and closed it out without trouble, which had been her downfall in past tournaments. Sam is playing great ball this week, and she makes her first semifinal - well done! :)

.Andrew.
May 9th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Patty :sobbing:
Still a good result for me. I want to experiment more with my new points though.
WD, Sammy! :yeah:

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 10:55 PM
Rome : Quarterfinal


http://dontcostnothing.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/wimbledon_tatianagolovin2.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Golovin
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2-0
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2-1
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2-2
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3-2 Olaru
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4-2
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5-2
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6-2


(6)Olaru leads Golovin
6-2

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 10:57 PM
Rome : Quarterfinal


http://dontcostnothing.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/wimbledon_tatianagolovin2.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 2


1-0 Olaru
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2-0
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2-1
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3-1
X
X
X
X
X
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3-2
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X
X
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X
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3-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
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4-3 Golovin
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5-3
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5-4
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6-4


(6)Olaru and Golovin are tied
6-2 4-6

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 11:00 PM
Rome : Quarterfinal


http://dontcostnothing.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/wimbledon_tatianagolovin2.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 3


1-0 Olaru
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1-1
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2-1 Golovin
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3-1
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X
X
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3-2
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X
X
X
X
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4-2
X
X
X
X
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5-2*
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X
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5-3
X
X
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X
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6-3


Golovin def. (6)Olaru
2-6 6-4 6-3 :eek:


Wow! Golovin follows up her stnning win over #4 Vaidisova with an equally impressive victory over #6 Olaru. A little bit of luck on Golovin's side, winning the CT - otherwise would have been 7-5 to Olaru in third set :hug: - this should give Golovin a huge confidence boost after struggling for form recently. Can she repeat what she did way back in Gold Coast?

Slutati
May 9th, 2008, 11:01 PM
:woohoo:Tatiana:hearts::inlove:
This is her first SF since Gold Coast:spit:Take the title now:rocker2:

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 11:02 PM
Rome : Quarterfinal


http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/000/225/245_Nathalie%20Dechy.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.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
X
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6-0


(2)Dementieva leads Dechy
6-0

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Rome : Quarterfinal


http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/000/225/245_Nathalie%20Dechy.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 2


1-0 Dechy
X
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2-0
X
X
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X
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X
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3-0
X
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4-0
X
X
X
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5-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-0


(2)Dementieva and Dechy are tied
6-0 0-6
:smash:

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Rome : Quarterfinal


http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/000/225/245_Nathalie%20Dechy.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 3


1-0* Dementieva
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1-1
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2-1 Dementieva
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3-1
X
X
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X
X
X
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3-2
X
X
X
X
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X
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3-3
X
X
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X
X
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4-3 Dechy
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3*
X
X
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X
X
X
X
5-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
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5-5
X
X
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X
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6-5 Dechy
X
X
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X
X
X
6-6
X
X
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X
X
X
X
7-6(4) Dementieva


(2)Dementieva def. Dechy
6-0 0-6 7-6(4)


Whacky match from these two - but the third set was a thrilling affair. Dechy was SO close to winning this one - with 2 CTs in the final set, and being 5-3 up. But, Dementieva is such a fighter and so difficult to close out. She is the strongest, mentally, on tour when it comes to the tie-breaks, and she moves into yet another semifinal - she is becoming the most consistent performer on tour right now!

champion88
May 9th, 2008, 11:09 PM
Semifinals:-

(1)Dulko Vs. Stosur
Golovin Vs. (2)Dementieva

dulkogii
May 10th, 2008, 01:34 AM
(1)Dulko def. Salerni 6-0 2-6 6-1


Pitu good job anymore!!

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 03:16 PM
Rome : Semifinal


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Stosur
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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


Stosur leads (1)Dulko
6-0

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Rome : Semifinal


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpg


Set 2


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


Stosur and (1)Dulko are tied
6-0 4-6

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 03:26 PM
Rome : Semifinal


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpg


Set 3


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


(1)Dulko def. Stosur
0-6 6-4 6-4


The world #1 overcomes a tough challenge from the fiesty Aussie. Stosur should be proud of her week, making her first semifinal and taking the #1 so close... hopefully we will see some good things from her in the next few weeks. Dulko makes her 4th final of the season and will look to repeat her success of last week in Berlin in the final.

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 03:34 PM
Rome : Semifinal


http://dontcostnothing.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/wimbledon_tatianagolovin2.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 1


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


(2)Dementieva leads Golovin
6-4

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 03:36 PM
Rome : Semifinal


http://dontcostnothing.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/wimbledon_tatianagolovin2.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 2


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


(2)Dementieva and Golovin are tied
6-4 2-6

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 03:39 PM
Rome : Semifinal


http://dontcostnothing.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/wimbledon_tatianagolovin2.jpgVs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 3


1-0 Dementieva
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1-1
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2-1 Dementieva
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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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6-4


(2)Dementieva def. Golovin
6-4 2-6 6-4

Close match between these two. Nice to see Golovin back to some kind of decent form, after really struggling since inning the debut OWTT event in Gold Coast. Dementieva moves in to another final, and is still looking to break through and win her first title. She will have a tough time of it though as she faces world #1 Gisela Dulko is a #1 Vs. #2 showdown!

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Final:-

(1)Dulko Vs. (2)Dementieva :drool:

Only 2nd final in 13 weeks between 2 seeded players :eek:

#1 Vs. #2 showdown :drool:

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Rome : Final


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 1


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


(2)Dementieva leads (1)Dulko
6-0

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Rome : Final


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 2


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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5-0
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6-0


(2)Dementieva and (1)Dulko are tied
6-0 0-6
:smash:

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Rome : Final


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179Vs.http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg


Set 3


1-0 Dementieva
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1-1
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2-1 Dementieva
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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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X
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4-4
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5-4 Dementieva
X
X
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X
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6-4


(2)Dementieva def. (1)Dulko
6-0 0-6 6-4


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/516/DUBAI_10.jpg


The #2 takes out the #1!! Whacky first two sets, but both players brought their best tennis in the third set. Dementieva started the more confidently, going into a 4-1 lead, but Dulko hot back with some stunnning tennis, to leave things poised at 4-4. But, it was Dementieva who really went for her shots, and it paid off, as she held serve, before winning the match on Dulko's serve on her third match point - Dementieva finally wins her first Tier-I title, and she now joins Dulko, Olaru, Peer and Davenport as 2-time winners on OWTT :yeah: - Another good week for Dulko though, and she will keep her #1 ranking despite losing to Dementieva today.

Imperfect Angel
May 10th, 2008, 04:21 PM
Lena :woohoo: :banana: I lost to the eventual winner.:p
Dulko :hug:

Slutati
May 10th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Tati:sobbing::bigcry:

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 10th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Lena :woohoo: :banana: Second title! :woohoo: Yeah Chris, this is Lena's SECOND title, you should know that. :tape: :o :p
:secret: I won the first in Bangalore. ;)

Lena :woohoo: :banana: I lost to the eventual winner.:p
Dulko :hug:

Thanks. :D;)

Tati:sobbing::bigcry:

Sorry :sad::hug:

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 04:47 PM
Lena :woohoo: :banana: Second title! :woohoo: Yeah Chris, this is Lena's SECOND title, you should know that. :tape: :o :p
:secret: I won the first in Bangalore. ;)


:o Oops yeah I forgot!! :tape: Comments amended!! :p

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 10th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Thanks. ;) :hug:

Maybe I'll win an article today or tomorrow. :scared: ;)

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 10th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Predictions:

F:-

(2)Dementieva over (8)Davenport

:shrug:

Nice prediction. :p

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Thanks. ;) :hug:

Maybe I'll win an article today or tomorrow. :scared: ;)

:eek:

Would be a shock if you did :p

champion88
May 10th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Nice prediction. :p

:angel:

Slutati
May 10th, 2008, 05:06 PM
Sorry :sad::hug:
No biggie, I'm happy Elena won;)