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champion88
May 12th, 2008, 11:22 PM
ROLAND GARROS, GRAND SLAM


http://www.cartype.com/images/thumbs/1/Peugeot_207CC_roland_garros_emblem.jpg


Welcome to the second Grand Slam of the season here at the French Open at the Stade de Rolland Garros. Home hopes Dechy and Golovin, the #10 and #11 seeds here will hope that they will be spurred onto a victory by their home crowd. Let's check out the favourites:-


http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpg

#1 Elena Dementieva - the newly crowned #1 has won the last 2 tournaments, and is on a hot streak right now. She is definitely the one to beat here in Paris.


http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179

#2 Gisela Dulko - she is always in the latter stages of the tournaments, with her most recent title coming 2 weeks ago in Berlin. She can definitely play well on clay, and has the tools to come away with a victory here this week.


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg

#4 Nicole Vaidisova - she seems to play well at the big events, and her runner up in Strasbourg should give her lots of confidence here in Paris.


http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpg

#7 Serena Williams has found her form again, and has gone deep in the draw in the last 3 tournaments. She was so close to taking out Dementieva last week, and I have no doubt that Serena wil be training hard in preparation for Paris this week.


These are my top 4 for the title, but with so much at stake at a Grand Slam, with the pressures, the expectations, anything can happen, as shown in the Australian Open, when newcomer Cibulkova defeated all before her. Let's check out the draw...


(1)Dementieva Vs. Bye
Stosur Vs. (14)Moore
(12)Sharapova Vs. Petrova
Bye Vs. (5)Cibulkova

(7)S.Williams Vs. Chakvetadze
Salerni Vs. (10)Dechy
(15)Schnyder Vs. Muller
Bye Vs. (3)Vaidisova

(4)Peer Vs. Bye
Jankovic Vs. (13)Safina
(9)Davenport Vs. Radwanska
V.Williams Vs. (8)Ivanovic

(6)Olaru Vs. Bye
Hantuchova Vs. (11)Golovin
(16)Hingis Vs. Capriati
Bye Vs. (2)Dulko



Points due Thursday 12pm

Good luck to all!

champion88
May 12th, 2008, 11:25 PM
Important!!


Players who have not sent points since Berlin will need to for Roland Garros:-

Peer
Golovin
Dechy
V.Williams
Capriati
Stosur
Radwanska

(Harkleroad may be addd to the draw if she sends points)

champion88
May 13th, 2008, 01:18 AM
Would be nice to have new points from all players this week as it is a Grand Slam! :angel:

dulkogii
May 13th, 2008, 01:29 AM
Doubles ?

Buitenzorg
May 13th, 2008, 05:57 AM
Hingis is seeded :eek:

Fretchap
May 13th, 2008, 01:07 PM
So anxious for this tournament :bounce: I better not lose in first round :mad: Plus Dechy is right there waiting for me in second round :mad:

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 13th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Will the #1 be able to win her first Grand Slam title?

She is the new world #1, she has 1 Tier I title, she has 2 Tier II title, but she doesn't have any Slam yet. Her name is Elena Dementieva and the Russian is ready to countinue her awesome form in Paris.

http://dementieva.ru/downloads/catimages/4402_image.jpg

Elena has won back to back titles in Rome and in Strasbourg. She has beaten Gisela Dulko, Nicole Vaidisova, Raluca Olaru, Serena Williams and Tatiana Golovin, so we can say she is in a really great form.

"I'm really happy that I'm #1 finally. This was one of my goals before the season. But now I have to win a really big tournament because I can't be #1 without Slam. You know this is my favourite Grand Slam because I love Paris and I love the clay as well. I have a tough draw with a lot of good players but I hope I'll be able to beat everyone."

Our beautiful Russian's first opponent will be probably the 14th seed Moore or the Australian Stosur. Good luck Lena!

champion88
May 13th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Thnaks for the article Lena :hearts:

Good luck :yeah:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 13th, 2008, 03:39 PM
:cool:

Go Lena!

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 13th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Ági is back! :woohoo: :banana: :angel:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 13th, 2008, 03:57 PM
No.:angel:
She is just dropping by as a spectator and giving support and cheer to Lena and a few other players.;)

dawid
May 13th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Please win a match Agnieszka

Fretchap
May 14th, 2008, 01:08 AM
Coming only for the fans

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Serena Williams found herself back in the past weeks, but it is just not enough, she knows how to get to the quarters, semis, final but she doesn't know what it takes to win the whole damn thing. Serena said after her last week semifinal elimination, "I was glad to find my rythm back in the past few weeks, but coming back to this level is just not enough to me. I'm bored of losing only when it matters. I hate clay I'm going to the FO for my fans cause I wouldn't mind skipping the Frech Open."

Serena had some pretty good results on this surface but it looks like it isn't enough to make her appreciate it. Serena added to in her post match press conference, "I'll try something else maybe... I don't know, I feel like I tried everything I could but nothing is working or I'll maybe just go with that same match plan and hoping I'll excute it just a little better. I wouldn't be surprise to go down early again, I mean I'm getting used to having some pretty good results for some weeks in a row and then having awful results for the next 4 weeks."

This is nothing really great to hear for the fans, but at least everyone knows we will have the chance to see Serena for at least one match on the red clay of Rland Garros...

champion88
May 14th, 2008, 01:45 AM
Serena :hearts:

Good luck here :yeah:

Fretchap
May 14th, 2008, 01:48 AM
Serena :hearts:

Good luck here :yeah:

I'm not feeling any cumfortable for this tourney plus you try to jinx me, that's not fair :rolleyes: :lol:

Buitenzorg
May 14th, 2008, 02:42 AM
Good luck bitches :p and beware of Hingis ;)

Slutati
May 14th, 2008, 03:46 AM
All eyes on Tatiana Golovin

French starlet and former world number 1, Tatiana Golovin, was greeted by thousands of fans when she arrived to Paris, today. The excited crowd waited for hours and hours for their role-model and once she arrived, Tatiana Golovin did not disappoint. "She was so extremely nice, it's unbelievable, it was a dream come true to finally meet her, really I feel like crying right now. I can't put it in words how much this means to me", said one very excited fan. While the crowd waited they kept chanting "Queen Golovin, Moore is a whore". After she signed autographs for many people she was invited to the top TV show and here is the translated summary of the interview.

http://images.newsquest.co.uk/image.php?id=234957&type=full
Fans waiting for queen Golovin to arrive

Welcome Tatiana, please take a seat. How are you feeling? Tired?
"Thanks, it's nice to be here. Yeah I'm a bit tired, I've played a lot of tennis over the last few weeks, but I love being in Paris, it's my favorite city."

So, you just won the hottest tennis player in the world award, right?
"Yeah, I did actually. The funny thing is that some players, well one player pretty much, misunderstood what the award was for, because of her poor French and she posted on her blog I got the award for the ugliest tennis player(laughter), but I don't mind really, it's just jealousy."

Wow, I think it's obvious it was an award for the best looking player. I mean look at her(huge applause from the audience)
"(laughter)Thanks."

http://i31.tinypic.com/sdzknn.jpg

Who was the player and what is she on?
"(laughter)I don't know, crack probably or something. It was Jessica Moore of course, the jealous little twat. But let's not talk about her, this show is about me (laughter)."

It sure is. We all love you. Now tell me Tatiana, what are your expectations from your first Roland Garros?
"I don't really have any big expectations. I'm just coming back from an injury and it's gonna take a while for me to you know, find my groove, so yeah I'm just going to have fun and play some matches and enjoy it. I'm here for my fans. I would like to go far, but I'm being realistic, a QF would be amazing, but I won't be too disappointed even if I lose first round or something."

What are your goals for the rest of the season?
"Hm, hard to say, it's still a long way to go, but I'd really like to qualify for the YEC and maybe win a few more titles, but the most important thing is to stay healthy. I know what it takes to be number 1 and to win big matches, so if I stay healthy I'm sure the results will come."

Do you feel any pressure when you're playing in France?
"Yeah, maybe a bit, but not that much, cuz I'm not the best ranked French player anymore, so it's not all on my shoulders and it's a great thing."

What would you like to be when you're done with tennis?
"Hm, that's a good question, I don't know. An actress, or maybe a singer, I just sang "Barbie Girl" on Roland Garros karaoke and it was so much fun, also a business women, a TV hostess, I don't know many, many things."

Do other players have the same ambitions as you?
"No, not really. Jessica told me she'd like to be a prostitute and I was like, "Honey, you already are", (laughter). But yeah, they're not as talented as I am, so it's gonna be hard for some of the girls. But not for Jessica she is very talented in her department, I hear (laughter)."

Well, I know you're very busy and you have to give many more interviews, so thanks so much for coming to my show, Tati and I hope you'll join us again someday.
"For sure. Thanks for having me. Bye guys."

Buitenzorg
May 14th, 2008, 03:57 AM
Tatiana :kiss: ;)

GracefulVenus
May 14th, 2008, 06:50 AM
Venus Arrives At The French

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/505/Venus03.jpg

Venus Williams was spotted on the practice courts of Roland Garros today hitting serve after serve. Many have speculated that it is the sole reason Venus has not had the results she would have liked so far this year. We were granted an interview after the practice session and this is what Venus had to say.


Q: Thanks for the interview Venus, I know you are super busy before a slam.
A: Your Welcome.

Q: As we walked up to the courts, we saw you hitting nothing but serves. Is that something that you feel you need to work on coming into this event?
A: Defenitely. Serving on clay is a little different, and I'll need to maximize my power if I'm going to make a difference with at this event.

Q: Lots of players have retired because they are just not getting good results. What do you say to that?
A: No comment.

Q: Really, nothing to say about the retirements?
A: Really,.........no comment.

Q: Do you have any expectations here at Roland Garros?
A: Yes, to win the title. I believe I can do it and will try my best.

Q: Thanks for your time Venus.
A: Anytime.

champion88
May 14th, 2008, 11:32 AM
Tati :spit:

Vee :yeah:

Good luck to both of you :hearts:

champion88
May 14th, 2008, 11:47 AM
Players who still have to send points:-

Peer
Golovin
Capriati

GracefulVenus
May 14th, 2008, 03:31 PM
Tati :spit:

Vee :yeah:

Good luck to both of you :hearts:

soooo when you coming back to WSC? Venus is lonley there. :sad:

champion88
May 14th, 2008, 06:07 PM
soooo when you coming back to WSC? Venus is lonley there. :sad:

:eek: I forgot to send points for AO!! :o

Send me PM to remind me for next tournament!!! :kiss:

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 12:25 AM
Just under 12 hours for points..... still waiting on Peer and Golovin!

Hopefully get a few more players new points too!

Fretchap
May 15th, 2008, 01:01 AM
All eyes on Tatiana Golovin

While the crowd waited they kept chanting "Queen Golovin, Moore is a whore".

Do other players have the same ambitions as you?
"No, not really. Jessica told me she'd like to be a prostitute and I was like, "Honey, you already are", (laughter).


:haha:

Tati's so funny :lol:

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 11:54 AM
Tati writes an awesome article for RG but doesn't send points when she must :o

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 11:55 AM
I am travelling back to uni now so won't be there until around 4pm so will accept points until then

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 04:38 PM
OK guys - R32 coming up!! :)

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpgVs.http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM39097.3915650232&blobType=portait


Set 1


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


Stosur leads (14)Moore 6-1

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpgVs.http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM39097.3915650232&blobType=portait


Set 2


1-0 Moore
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2-0
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3-0*
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4-0
X
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5-0
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5-1
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6-1


Stosur and (14)Moore are tied
6-1 1-6

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpgVs.http://www.tennis.com.au/pages/image.aspx?assetid=RDM39097.3915650232&blobType=portait


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
X
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X
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5-2
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6-2


Stosur def. (14)Moore
6-1 1-6 6-2


Stosur takes out her higher ranked compatriot in style, really stepping things up from 2-2 in the decider. She now goes on to face #1 seed Dementieva

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.geocities.com/sexytennisbabes/Sexy-Maria-Sharapova/Sexy-Maria-Sharapova-Picture-005.jpgVs.http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2917/nadiapetrovaao0.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Sharapova
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1-1
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2-1 Sharapova
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2-2
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3-2 Sharapova
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3-3
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4-3 Sharapova
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4-4
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5-4* Sharapova
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5-5
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6-5 Petrova
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7-5


Petrova leads (12)Sharapova
7-5

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.geocities.com/sexytennisbabes/Sexy-Maria-Sharapova/Sexy-Maria-Sharapova-Picture-005.jpgVs.http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2917/nadiapetrovaao0.jpg


Set 2


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


Petrova and (12)Sharapova are tied
7-5 2-6

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 05:03 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.geocities.com/sexytennisbabes/Sexy-Maria-Sharapova/Sexy-Maria-Sharapova-Picture-005.jpgVs.http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2917/nadiapetrovaao0.jpg


Set 3


1-0 Sharapova
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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


(12)Sharapova def. Petrova
5-7 6-2 6-0


Great turnaround from Sharapova here after losing the first set. Although she appeared to race through the third set, it wasn't so easy, with most games going to deuce. She will be hoping for a better start in her next match.

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpgVs.http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/1434/chakhobart07atl8.jpg


Set 1


1-0 S.Williams
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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


(7)S.Williams leads Chakvetadze
6-0

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


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Set 2


1-0 Chakvetadze
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1-1
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2-1 S.Williams
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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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6-2


(7)S.Williams def. Chakvetadze
6-0 6-2


Simply flawless tennis from Serena here - she jsut blasted her way through Chakvetadze who had no answer to Serena, leaving the court in floods of tears.

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 05:11 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/000/225/245_Nathalie%20Dechy.jpgVs.http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/5770/pitusalerninn7ru9.jpg


Set 1


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


Salerni leads (10)Dechy
6-4

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 05:12 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/000/225/245_Nathalie%20Dechy.jpgVs.http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/5770/pitusalerninn7ru9.jpg


Set 2


1-0 Dechy
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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


Salerni and (10)Dechy are tied
6-4 0-6

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 05:14 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/000/225/245_Nathalie%20Dechy.jpgVs.http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/5770/pitusalerninn7ru9.jpg


Set 3


1-0 Salerni
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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


Salerni def. (10)Dechy
6-4 0-6 6-0
:eek:


The first set was pivotal here - Dechy got off to a slow start in front of her home crowd, allowing Salerni a 4-0 lead, which Dechy almost managed to claw back, but it was not enough. Salerni scores an impressive win, and will face Serena in the next round.

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 05:16 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.tennis.info/images/US4/10Sun/Schnyder7723.jpgVs.http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3285/8540497muller.jpg


Set 1


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


Muller leads (15)Schnyder
6-4

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.tennis.info/images/US4/10Sun/Schnyder7723.jpgVs.http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3285/8540497muller.jpg


Set 2


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


Muller and (15)Schnyder are tied
6-4 2-6

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.tennis.info/images/US4/10Sun/Schnyder7723.jpgVs.http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3285/8540497muller.jpg


Set 3


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


Muller def. (15)Schnyder
6-4 2-6 6-2
:eek:


Great win for Muller here! Schnyder almost battled her way back into that first set, but Muller was able to close it out, which proved to be crucial. She moves into the next round to face #3 seed Vaidisova.

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Bottom half in 30mins or so. :)

Highlandman
May 15th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Martina :yeah: :woohoo:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 15th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Muller's pic :bolt: :tape:
Patty :hug:

Serena :)
Nadia,Nathalie :o :hug:

zvonarevarulz
May 15th, 2008, 05:39 PM
Anna:sobbing:

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 06:06 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.mariovilla.com/eventi/masterseries2003/01/images/22_dinara_safina.jpgVs.http://tennisgirls.greatestpictures.nl/jankovic/14.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Safina
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-4


Jankovic leads (13)Safina
6-4

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 06:10 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.mariovilla.com/eventi/masterseries2003/01/images/22_dinara_safina.jpgVs.http://tennisgirls.greatestpictures.nl/jankovic/14.jpg


Set 2


1-0 Safina
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-5


Jankovic def. (13)Safina
6-4 7-5
:eek:


#13 is certainly unlucky for Safina as she crashes out to Jankovic. Safina led 5-1 in the second set, but Jankovic definitely did not want to play a third set, and played some stellar tennis to fight back and win the set. Well done!

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 06:13 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.swiatvipa.pl/zdjecia/178/2831.jpgVs.http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpg


Set 1


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


Radwanska leads (9)Davenport
6-0

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 06:15 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.swiatvipa.pl/zdjecia/178/2831.jpgVs.http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpg


Set 2


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


Radwanska and (9)Davenport are tied
6-0 4-6

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.swiatvipa.pl/zdjecia/178/2831.jpgVs.http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpg


Set 3


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


(9)Davenport def. Radwanska
0-6 6-4 6-3


Disastrous start for Davenport, but she managed to fend off a spirited fight from Radwanska, and she moves onto the next round.

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://k53.pbase.com/o4/94/546394/1/64702994.NMq90zke._DSC0792copy2.jpgVs.http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/070829/070829_venus_vmed_4p.widec.jpg


Set 1


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


(8)Ivanovic leads V.Williams
6-1

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://k53.pbase.com/o4/94/546394/1/64702994.NMq90zke._DSC0792copy2.jpgVs.http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/070829/070829_venus_vmed_4p.widec.jpg


Set 2


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


(8)Ivanovic def. V.Williams
6-1 6-0
:o :help:


Relentless tennis from the #8 seed today. But I have to wonder if Venus even looked at the draw - everyone knows Ivanovic is a huge hitter, but Venus in no way tried to work this into her gameplan!

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 06:24 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://championships.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_08_hantuchova_037_getty_j_finney.jpgVs.http://dontcostnothing.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/wimbledon_tatianagolovin2.jpg


Hantuchova def. (11)Golovin
w/o
:rolleyes:


Golovin turned up for her press conference yesterday, but failed to turn up for her match today! :lol: :o

young_gunner913
May 15th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://championships.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_08_hantuchova_037_getty_j_finney.jpgVs.http://dontcostnothing.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/wimbledon_tatianagolovin2.jpg


Hantuchova def. (11)Golovin
w/o
:rolleyes:


Golovin turned up for her press conference yesterday, but failed to turn up for her match today! :lol: :o

:spit::haha:

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 06:29 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.onthebaseline.com/images/albums/userpics/10001/Miss%20H_lowrez.jpgVs.http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/MMPH/253228.jpg


Set 1


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


Capriati leads (16)Hingis
6-4

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.onthebaseline.com/images/albums/userpics/10001/Miss%20H_lowrez.jpgVs.http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/MMPH/253228.jpg


Set 2


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


Capriati and (16)Hingis are tied
6-4 3-6

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://www.onthebaseline.com/images/albums/userpics/10001/Miss%20H_lowrez.jpgVs.http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/MMPH/253228.jpg


Set 3


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


(16)Hingis def. Capriati
4-6 6-3 6-0


Hingis was just too strong for JCap in the end. She will face #2 seed Dulko in the Round of 16.

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 06:40 PM
R16 Draw:-


(1)Dementieva Vs. Stosur
(12)Sharapova Vs. (5)Cibulkova :drool:
(7)S.Williams Vs. Salerni
Muller Vs. (3)Vaidisova

(4)Peer Vs. Jankovic
(9)Davenport Vs. (8)Ivanovic :drool:
(6)Olaru Vs. Hantuchova
(16)Hingis Vs. (2)Dulko

Dave.
May 15th, 2008, 06:49 PM
Lindsay :banana:

Tati :spit:

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 07:38 PM
Anyone here?? May do R16 if there is!

young_gunner913
May 15th, 2008, 07:43 PM
I am! :)

Andrew Laeddis
May 15th, 2008, 07:46 PM
i am too

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 07:48 PM
OK - R16 coming!!

GracefulVenus
May 15th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 32


http://k53.pbase.com/o4/94/546394/1/64702994.NMq90zke._DSC0792copy2.jpgVs.http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/070829/070829_venus_vmed_4p.widec.jpg


Set 2


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


(8)Ivanovic def. V.Williams
6-1 6-0
:o :help:


Relentless tennis from the #8 seed today. But I have to wonder if Venus even looked at the draw - everyone knows Ivanovic is a huge hitter, but Venus in no way tried to work this into her gameplan!

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpgVs.http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Stosur
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Dementieva
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Stosur
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4 Stosur
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5 Stosur
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-5


Stosur leads (1)Dementieva
7-5

young_gunner913
May 15th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Come on Lena D! :bounce:

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://z.about.com/d/tennis/1/7/1/C/2006-us-open-2.jpgVs.http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpg


Set 2


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


Stosur def. (1)Dementieva
7-5 6-0
:eek: :eek: :eek:


:eek: !!!!! WOW!!!! What a shocker to kick off the Round of 16 matches. Dementieva had won the last 2 clay titles, but Stosur really took it to her. Dementieva seemed disspirited after dropping the opener, and Sam took full advantage - well done!!! :worship:

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://www.geocities.com/sexytennisbabes/Sexy-Maria-Sharapova/Sexy-Maria-Sharapova-Picture-005.jpgVs.http://tenis.sk/images/stories/other/Cibulkova2_2007.jpg


Set 1


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


(5)Cibulkova leads (12)Sharapova
6-0

young_gunner913
May 15th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Lena... :eek:

Don't worry, Shahar may be joining you for brunch very soon. :lol::scared:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 15th, 2008, 07:57 PM
OMFG!:speakles:

Lena :sobbing: :o

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://www.geocities.com/sexytennisbabes/Sexy-Maria-Sharapova/Sexy-Maria-Sharapova-Picture-005.jpgVs.http://tenis.sk/images/stories/other/Cibulkova2_2007.jpg


Set 2


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


(5)Cibulkova and (12)Sharapova are tied
6-0 0-6

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://www.geocities.com/sexytennisbabes/Sexy-Maria-Sharapova/Sexy-Maria-Sharapova-Picture-005.jpgVs.http://tenis.sk/images/stories/other/Cibulkova2_2007.jpg


Set 3


1-0* Cibulkova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-1


(5)Cibulkova def. (12)Sharapova
6-0 0-6 6-1


Complete brainfart from Cibulkova in the second set, but the first and final sets she was painting the lines and Sharapova was scrambling all over the place, but she had no answer to Domi's play. She moves on to the quarters where she will face Stosur.

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:02 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpgVs.http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/5770/pitusalerninn7ru9.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Salerni
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 S.Williams
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 S.Williams
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-2


(7)S.Williams leads Salerni
6-2

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpgVs.http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/5770/pitusalerninn7ru9.jpg


Set 2


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


(7)S.Williams def. Salerni
6-2 6-0


Like her first match here in Paris, Serena completely blew her opponent of the court. From 2-2 in the first set, Serena hit winer after winner and Salerni was swearing in Portuguese left, right and centre!! Serena is playing such free and confident tennis right now!

young_gunner913
May 15th, 2008, 08:05 PM
Let's go Serena! :bigclap:

patch.
May 15th, 2008, 08:05 PM
I have a really bad feeling about Olarus match :unsure:

young_gunner913
May 15th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Peer next... :scared::rolleyes:

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3285/8540497muller.jpgVs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Muller
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Muller
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-3


(3)Vaidisova leads Muller
6-3

young_gunner913
May 15th, 2008, 08:06 PM
:lol: I keep forgetting she's in the bottom half... :smash:

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:07 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3285/8540497muller.jpgVs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 2


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


(3)Vaidisova and Muller are tied
6-3 1-6

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3285/8540497muller.jpgVs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 3


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


(3)Vaidisova def. Muller
6-3 1-6 6-2


Fairly routine for Vaidisova after that second set blip. I really feel that Muller could be a threat if she was alittle more dedicated to the tour. Vaidisova moves on to the quarters where she will face Serena :drool:

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:12 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://www.jewishjournal.com/images/photos/spo_peer-shahar_080307.jpgVs.http://tennisgirls.greatestpictures.nl/jankovic/14.jpg


Set 1


1-0 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3 Peer
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-4


Jankovic leads (4)Peer
6-4

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://www.jewishjournal.com/images/photos/spo_peer-shahar_080307.jpgVs.http://tennisgirls.greatestpictures.nl/jankovic/14.jpg


Set 2


1-0 Peer
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-2


Jankovic def. (4)Peer
6-4 6-2
:eek: :eek: :eek:


Wow - another HUGE upset here in Paris. Peer has really been struggling for form recently, and Jankovic was there to take her opportunities and played a great match. Peer will be glad to see the back of the clay season I am sure.

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpgVs.http://k53.pbase.com/o4/94/546394/1/64702994.NMq90zke._DSC0792copy2.jpg


Set 1


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


(8)Ivanovic leads (9)Davenport
6-0

young_gunner913
May 15th, 2008, 08:16 PM
:rolleyes:

Peer will be retiring during the grass season.

Andrew Laeddis
May 15th, 2008, 08:18 PM
:rolleyes:

Peer will be retiring during the grass season.

Why are there so many quitters on tour. Nicole lost early in Miami,Charleston,Berlin and Rome but she wouldn't dare consider retiring.

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpgVs.http://k53.pbase.com/o4/94/546394/1/64702994.NMq90zke._DSC0792copy2.jpg


Set 2


1-0 Ivanovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Ivanovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Davenport
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3 Davenport
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4 Davenport
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-5*
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5 Davenport
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-6
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Tie-Break
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-0 Ivanovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-6
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-6 Davenport
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
8-6


(8)Ivanovic and (9)Davenport are tied
6-0 6-7(6)

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpgVs.http://k53.pbase.com/o4/94/546394/1/64702994.NMq90zke._DSC0792copy2.jpg


Set 1


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


(9)Davenport def. (8)Ivanovic
0-6 7-6(6) 6-2


The second set was a classic between these two, witht he crowd on the edge of their seats! Davenport had to fend off 3 match points from 6-3 down in the breaker, but once she clinched the second, seh never looked back. Great play from Davenport sees her take on Jankovic in the quarters.

Andrew Laeddis
May 15th, 2008, 08:26 PM
wow another upset

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:26 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpgVs.http://championships.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_08_hantuchova_037_getty_j_finney.jpg


Set 1


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


(6)Olaru leads Hantuchova
6-2

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:29 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpgVs.http://championships.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_08_hantuchova_037_getty_j_finney.jpg


Set 2


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


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

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpgVs.http://championships.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_08_hantuchova_037_getty_j_finney.jpg


Set 3


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


(6)Olaru def. Hantuchova
6-2 4-6 6-1

Olaru had this match at 6-2 4-0 but blew the second set, but was able to get her head back together at the start of the third and wrapped it up nicely.

patch.
May 15th, 2008, 08:32 PM
a win is a win :D

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:32 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://www.onthebaseline.com/images/albums/userpics/10001/Miss%20H_lowrez.jpgVs.http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179


Set 1


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


(16)Hingis leads (2)Dulko
6-0

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://www.onthebaseline.com/images/albums/userpics/10001/Miss%20H_lowrez.jpgVs.http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179


Set 2


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


(16)Hingis and (2)Dulko are tied
6-0 2-6

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Roland Garros : Round of 16


http://www.onthebaseline.com/images/albums/userpics/10001/Miss%20H_lowrez.jpgVs.http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4782179


Set 3


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


(16)Hingis def. (2)Dulko
6-0 2-6 6-0
:eek: :eek: :eek:


Dulko follows #1 Dementieva and #4 Peer as huge casualties thsi round! Hingis won the first 8 games, before Dulko took the next 6 and looked like she hit her groove and would storm to victory, but Hingis played an absolute blinder in the decider and sent Dulko packing in style. She goes on to face Olaru in the quarters.

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Quarter-Finals:-

Stosur Vs. (5)Cibulkova
(7)S.Williams Vs. (3)Vaidisova :drool:
Jankovic Vs. (9)Davenport
(6)Olaru Vs. (16)Hingis

young_gunner913
May 15th, 2008, 08:40 PM
Why are there so many quitters on tour. Nicole lost early in Miami,Charleston,Berlin and Rome but she wouldn't dare consider retiring.

Because the only strategy that seems to work on this tour is to be a ball basher. What's the point? :o

Andrew Laeddis
May 15th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Wow 3 of the the top four knocked out. I didn't see that coming. I'm worried for Nikki now.

Andrew Laeddis
May 15th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Because the only strategy that seems to work on this tour is to be a ball basher. What's the point? :o

You've won titles and your rank is pretty high. You must be doing something right.

young_gunner913
May 15th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Why are there so many quitters on tour. Nicole lost early in Miami,Charleston,Berlin and Rome but she wouldn't dare consider retiring.

You forgot something, NO ONE gives a rat's ass about Nicole Vaidisova. :rolleyes:

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Because the only strategy that seems to work on this tour is to be a ball basher. What's the point? :o

You went on a hot streak without ballbashing. None of the top players are ballbashers at all. :ras:

young_gunner913
May 15th, 2008, 08:43 PM
You went on a hot streak without ballbashing. None of the top players are ballbashers at all. :ras:

Yeah and where are most of them? Knocked out in early rounds.

champion88
May 15th, 2008, 08:49 PM
Yeah and where are most of them? Knocked out in early rounds.

Stosur is not a ball basher - she just hit a purple patch against Dementieva

Jankovic isn't a ball basher either.

Hingis baashed against Dulko but she knew when to do it


The top players are too good to get beaten by the big bang theory. The only player who really goes for it who is near the top is Ivanovic at #8, who also lost today!

denijs
May 15th, 2008, 09:08 PM
And Domi isn't a ball basher as well for sure :p
She tried to be like in one event - she was out in the first match :lol:

Quarters here :eek: :banana: Now hoping for a tight win against in-form Stosur :unsure:

ALLEZZZ!!!!!!! :devil:

Dave.
May 15th, 2008, 09:36 PM
OMG WHAT A COMEBACK LINDSAY!!!! 3 match points! :roll:

Ana :hug: Good match. I've lost enough 6-1 6-0's to you before.


Good luck everyone in the QF especially Domi. :yeah:

Slutati
May 15th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Hey, I'm so so sorry for not sending points, but my computer is being a bitch and I can't even turn it on:sobbing: Can Tati get an injury time-out or something until I sort this out?Thanks:wavey:

Fretchap
May 15th, 2008, 09:49 PM
Quarters is good, I can't beat Cibulkova so I'll lose, it still was a good tourney for Ree :yeah:

Andrew Laeddis
May 15th, 2008, 09:52 PM
Quarters is good, I can't beat Cibulkova so I'll lose, it still was a good tourney for Ree :yeah:

You don't play Cibulkova. You play Vaidisova.

Fretchap
May 15th, 2008, 10:00 PM
I'll still lose...

denijs
May 15th, 2008, 10:20 PM
OMG WHAT A COMEBACK LINDSAY!!!! 3 match points! :roll:

Ana :hug: Good match. I've lost enough 6-1 6-0's to you before.


Good luck everyone in the QF especially Domi. :yeah:

Big congrats to Lindsay on reaching a quarterfinal :bowdown: It's even more precious after beating Ana, finally :lol: ;)

Good luck in quarters to: LINDS and OLARU :yeah:

Fretchap
May 15th, 2008, 10:36 PM
Back To Basis

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04be7D99rr5Uj/610x.jpg
Serena hitting a backhand winner against Maria-Emilia Salerni

Even if Serena Williams doesn't seem to believe she can win the French Open this week, as she has no confidence on the red of Roland Garros, she still gave tennis lessons to the two ladies she played in her two first round of the Grand Slam.

In her first round match she was facing the young Russian Anna Chakvetadze. The American women took a little less than 50 minutes to boot her out of the court, ridiculizing her 6-0 6-2. After the match, Serena said on court "I think I gave a great show to my fans today! I hate playing some boring angle and topsin shots, I just played what has always paid off the most for me: power!"

In second round, Serena was facing Maria-Emilia Salerni that she already ass whooped twice this year. This match wasn't different then the others, after going to 2-2 in the first set, Ree won 10 games in a row to roll in QFs. Serena said after the match "I simply own this girl, she hasn't got any weapon to make it far in a tournament, I'm really surprised Nat lost to her in the first round."

Next round will be against Nicole Vaidisova and the first set will most probably be the key for Serena as she needs rythm and momentum to win big matches against the top players!

dulkogii
May 15th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Pitu good job anymore!

Serena congrats !!

Fretchap
May 15th, 2008, 10:45 PM
Maria-Emilia and Anna :hug:

Buitenzorg
May 15th, 2008, 11:56 PM
I told you bitches :p HINGIS is freakin READY! :p

Droolv
May 16th, 2008, 12:38 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

Sam :bowdown: What a win :yeah:

Good luck against Domi :armed:

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:10 AM
QFs coming!!!!

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:13 AM
Roland Garros : Quarterfinal


http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpgVs.http://tenis.sk/images/stories/other/Cibulkova2_2007.jpg


Set 1


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


Stosur leads (5)Cibulkova
6-3

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:15 AM
Roland Garros : Quarterfinal


http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpgVs.http://tenis.sk/images/stories/other/Cibulkova2_2007.jpg


Set 2


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


Stosur def. (5)Cibulkova
6-3 6-0
:eek: :eek: :eek:


Stosur follows up her stunning win over #1 Dementieva with an equally impressive win over #5 Cibulkova. Sam is playing with such confidence right now it is unbelievable.....playing like this she can go all the way! With Domi out, we are guaranteed a new Slam champion!

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:22 AM
Roland Garros : Quarterfinal


http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpgVs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 1


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


(3)Vaidisova leads (7)S.Williams
6-3

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:25 AM
Roland Garros : Quarterfinal


http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpgVs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 2


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


(3)Vaidisova and (7)S.Williams are tied
6-3 0-6

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:27 AM
Roland Garros : Quarterfinal


http://dallassports.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/s082795a.jpgVs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 3


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


(3)Vaidisova def. (7)S.Williams
6-3 0-6 6-0


As Serena said in her press conference, the first set was crucial, and it was Vaidisova who took it. The CT di not affect the result, and Nikki moves on after a stern test by the #7 ranked American

OZTENNIS
May 16th, 2008, 04:30 AM
:o Jess lost :tape:
But Sam :eek: :yeah: :woohoo: keep up the good form :)

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:30 AM
Roland Garros : Quarterfinal


http://tennisgirls.greatestpictures.nl/jankovic/14.jpgVs.http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpg


Set 1


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


Jankovic leads (9)Davenport
6-0

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:37 AM
Roland Garros : Quarterfinal


http://tennisgirls.greatestpictures.nl/jankovic/14.jpgVs.http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpg


Set 2


1-0 Davenport
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5 Davenport
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-6
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Tie-Break
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-0 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Davenport
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-6
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-6 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-7
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
8-7 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
8-8
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
9-8 Davenport
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
9-9
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
10-9 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
10-10
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
11-10 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
11-11
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
12-11 Davenport
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
12-12
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
13-12 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
13-13
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
14-13 Davenport
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
14-14
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
15-14 Davenport
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
16-14*


Jankovic and (9)Davenport are tied
6-0 6-7(14)

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:40 AM
Roland Garros : Quarterfinal


http://tennisgirls.greatestpictures.nl/jankovic/14.jpgVs.http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpg


Set 3


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


(9)Davenport def. Jankovic
0-6 7-6(14)* 6-0


This match was settled by the 2nd set tie-break. Davenport won the CT which decided the match - she saved 6 match points on her way to clinching the tie break in the 2nd set which had the crowd going wild. Once Davenport had won the set there was no stopping her as she raced to victory 6-0 in the third. Tough luck for Jankovic who could have potentially won the title, depending on CTs in both the semis and the final! :hug: Still a good tournnie for her, and we will be looking for her to make an impct during the grass season!

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:43 AM
Roland Garros : Quarterfinal


http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpgVs.http://www.onthebaseline.com/images/albums/userpics/10001/Miss%20H_lowrez.jpg


Set 1


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


(6)Olaru leads (16)Hingis
6-2

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:45 AM
Roland Garros : Quarterfinal


http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpgVs.http://www.onthebaseline.com/images/albums/userpics/10001/Miss%20H_lowrez.jpg


Set 2


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


(6)Olaru and (16)Hingis are tied
6-2 0-6

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:47 AM
Roland Garros : Quarterfinal


http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpgVs.http://www.onthebaseline.com/images/albums/userpics/10001/Miss%20H_lowrez.jpg


Set 3


1-0 Hingis
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-1*
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5 Olaru
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-5


(6)Olaru def. (16)Hingis
6-2 0-6 7-5


Great comeback for Olaru! She looked down and out at 1-5 in the third, but she never gave up - she has such great fighting spirit, and she really mixed things up with some dropshots and short angles, whcih had Hingis struggling. Great fight for Olaru, who goe on to face Davenport in the semis.

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Semis-

Stosur Vs. (3)Vaidisova
(9)Davenport Vs. (6)Olaru

Buitenzorg
May 16th, 2008, 05:51 AM
Hingis :mad:

Hashim.
May 16th, 2008, 07:25 AM
cts:sobbing:

wth...i am so unlucky:(

Droolv
May 16th, 2008, 09:20 AM
:woohoo:

I can't believe this :lol: Awesome win Sam :bowdown:

Now go the whole way :armed:

Dave.
May 16th, 2008, 12:16 PM
OMG What was that tie-break? I was so nervous scrolling down for each point. Lindsay :bowdown:

Jelena :hug: It was a great match.

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 03:36 PM
Semis on their way!! :)

Andrew Laeddis
May 16th, 2008, 03:38 PM
Come on Nicole you can do it!

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 03:39 PM
Roland Garros : Semifinal


http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpgVs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 1


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


(3)Vaidisova leads Stosur
6-3

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Roland Garros : Semifinal


http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpgVs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 2


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


(3)Vaidisova and Stosur are tied
6-3 0-6

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Roland Garros : Semifinal


http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpgVs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 3


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


(3)Vaidisova def. Stosur
6-3 0-6 6-3


Vaidisova just had too much firepower for Stosur today. Stosur hung tough to get to 3-3 in the first and third sets, but then Vaidisova really cranked it up and brought it home. Vaidisova moves on to the final - Stosur should be proud of her week though - taking out Dementieva and Cibulkova!

Dave.
May 16th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Congrats Nicole!

Sam :hug:

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Roland Garros : Semifinal


http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 1


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


(6)Olaru leads (9)Davenport
6-0

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Roland Garros : Semifinal


http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 2


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


(6)Olaru and (9)Davenport are tied
6-0 0-6
:weirdo:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 16th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Go Olaru!

Andrew Laeddis
May 16th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Roland Garros : Semifinal


http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/20/samanthastosur_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpgVs.http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpg


Set 3


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


(3)Vaidisova def. Stosur
6-3 0-6 6-3


Vaidisova just had too much firepower for Stosur today. Stosur hung tough to get to 3-3 in the first and third sets, but then Vaidisova really cranked it up and brought it home. Vaidisova moves on to the final - Stosur should be proud of her week though - taking out Dementieva and Cibulkova!

:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Roland Garros : Semifinal


http://msnbcmedia2.msn.com/j/getty/gyi0051155208.widec.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 3


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


(6)Olaru def. (9)Davenport
6-0 0-6 6-2


Olaru layed a great third set against Davenport, who seemed a little fazed by Olaru's tactics. Olaru moves on to the final where she will face #3 Vaidisova. Still a good showing for Davenport, who will be looking to do well on the grass.

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Final

(3)Vaidisova Vs. (6)Olaru :drool:


If Vaidisova wins the final, she moves up to #1 and Olaru moves up to #4

If Olaru wins the final, she moves up to #3, and Vaidisova slips to #4

ElusiveChanteuse
May 16th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Olaru :yeah:
Please win the title!:)

Dave.
May 16th, 2008, 03:52 PM
argh :mad:

Well played Olaru. :yeah:

Andrew Laeddis
May 16th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Final

(3)Vaidisova Vs. (6)Olaru :drool:


If Vaidisova wins the final, she moves up to #1 and Olaru moves up to #4

If Olaru wins the final, she moves up to #3, and Vaidisova slips to #4

I'm dreading the second scenario. I was so rooting for Davenport. Hopefully Nikki wins. When is the final?

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 03:55 PM
I'm dreading the second scenario. I was so rooting for Davenport. Hopefully Nikki wins. When is the final?

:lol: It seems weird that Nikki can be runner-up in a Slam and still slip in the rankings!! :eek:

Final if I get a nice article :angel:

Andrew Laeddis
May 16th, 2008, 03:56 PM
:lol: It seems weird that Nikki can be runner-up in a Slam and still slip in the rankings!! :eek:

Final if I get a nice article :angel:

I know I was thinking the same thing.

Andrew Laeddis
May 16th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Vaidisova Storms Into First Grand Slam Final
http://welove.ff017d.com/images/Miss-Pink/nicole%20vaidisova.jpg

It was a big day for the Vaidisova camp today as she defeated Stosur to play for the second Grand Slam title of the year. Despite being higher ranked, tennis fans were unsure of how Vaidisova would handle both Stosur and the pressure. Stosur had upset two of the top fives and many wondered if Vaidisova would be next. Nicole however came into the match determined and played brilliantly to win the opening set 6-3. Soon after the thought of playing in a grand slam final got to Nicole and her level dropped tremendously leading to a 6-0 loss in the second. Vaidisova however would not be denied and powered her way to a 6-3,0-6,6-3 win over Stosur. Vaidisova is confident that she can bring in the finals and reclaim the number one ranking.

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:06 PM
You want final now??

Andrew Laeddis
May 16th, 2008, 04:07 PM
yes. ill be busy later studying for my final

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Ok! :)

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Roland Garros : Final


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 1


VAIDISOVA CALLS HEADS
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
LANDS ON TAILS
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
OLARU ELECTS TO SERVE
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
WARM-UP
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
PLAYERS READY
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
PLAY!!!
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-0 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CHANGE ENDS
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CHANGE ENDS


(3)Vaidisova leads (6)Olaru
2-1

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:28 PM
Roland Garros : Final


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 1


2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CHANGE ENDS


(3)Vaidisova leads (6)Olaru
3-2

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:29 PM
Roland Garros : Final


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 1


3-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CHANGE ENDS


(3)Vaidisova leads (6)Olaru
4-3

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:29 PM
Roland Garros : Final


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 1


4-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CHANGE ENDS


(3)Vaidisova leads (6)Olaru
5-4

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Roland Garros : Final


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 1


VAIDISOVA SERVING FOR SET
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
0-15 DOUBLE FAULT
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
15-15 OLARU BACKHAND ERROR
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
30-15 OLARU BACKHAND ERROR
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40-15 VAIDISOVA DROPSHOT WINNER
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40-30 OLARU RETURN WINNER
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
ACE!
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
GAME AND FIRST SET VAIDISOVA 6-4


(3)Vaidisova leads (6)Olaru
6-4

Andrew Laeddis
May 16th, 2008, 04:34 PM
Good Job Nikki. 1 more set to go

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:34 PM
Roland Garros : Final


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 2


1-0 Olaru
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CHANGE ENDS
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Olaru
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CHANGE ENDS


(3)Vaidisova leads (6)Olaru
6-4 1-2

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Roland Garros : Final


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 2


2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CHANGE ENDS


(3)Vaidisova leads (6)Olaru
6-4 3-2

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Roland Garros : Final


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 2


4-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-2 Vaidisova
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CHANGE ENDS


(3)Vaidisova leads (6)Olaru
6-4 5-2

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Roland Garros : Final


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 2


OLARU SERVING TO STAY IN THE MATCH
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
15-0 ACE
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
30-0 UNRETURNABLE SERVE
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40-0 VAIDISOVA BACKHAND ERROR
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40-15 DOUBLE FAULT
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40-30 DOUBLE FAULT
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEUCE OLARU FOREHAND ERROR
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40-AD VAIDISOVA RETURN WINNER
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CHAMPIONSHIP POINT :eek:
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEUCE OLARU DROPSHOT WINNER
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
AD-40 ACE
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEUCE VAIDISOVA BACKHAND WINNER
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40-AD DOUBLE FAULT
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CHAMPIONSHIP POINT #2 :eek:
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
GAME SET AND MATCH VAIDISOVA!!!


(3)Vaidisova def. (6)Olaru
6-4 6-2


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3505/oly_full_getty-71020509me137_2006_french_o.jpg


Vaidisova was so intensely focussed out on court today she knew exactly what she had to do from the very beginning and she executed it perfectly. She really cranked it up a gear at 2-2 in the second set and powered through the final 4 games to take the championship. Olaru has still got to be proud of her efforts, reaching her first Slam final. She will rise to #4 in the new rankings, while Vaidisova will return to the top spot, which she previously held for one week after winning the Tier I Indian Wells tournament. Congratulations Nicole Vaidisova!! :worship:

Andrew Laeddis
May 16th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Roland Garros : Final


http://www.ontennis.com/images/vai3_375.jpgVs.http://sportpedia.mysport.ro/images/3/35/Raluca_olaru_8eaa949.jpg


Set 2


OLARU SERVING TO STAY IN THE MATCH
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
15-0 ACE
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
30-0 UNRETURNABLE SERVE
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40-0 VAIDISOVA BACKHAND ERROR
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40-15 DOUBLE FAULT
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40-30 DOUBLE FAULT
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEUCE OLARU FOREHAND ERROR
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40-AD VAIDISOVA RETURN WINNER
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CHAMPIONSHIP POINT :eek:
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEUCE OLARU DROPSHOT WINNER
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
AD-40 ACE
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DEUCE VAIDISOVA BACKHAND WINNER
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
40-AD DOUBLE FAULT
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CHAMPIONSHIP POINT #2 :eek:
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
GAME SET AND MATCH VAIDISOVA!!!


(3)Vaidisova def. (6)Olaru
6-4 6-2


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3505/oly_full_getty-71020509me137_2006_french_o.jpg


Vaidisova was so intensely focussed out on court today she knew exactly what she had to do from the very beginning and she executed it perfectly. She really cranked it up a gear at 2-2 in the second set and powered through the final 4 games to take the championship. Olaru has still got to be proud of her efforts, reaching her first Slam final. She will rise to #4 in the new rankings, while Vaidisova will return to the top spot, which she previously held for one week after winning the Tier I Indian Wells tournament. Congratulations Nicole Vaidisova!! :worship:

:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Article coming after I get out of class.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 16th, 2008, 05:03 PM
Olaru :sad: :hug:
Nicole :yeah:

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 05:12 PM
Olaru :sad: :hug:
Nicole :yeah:

You sure Szavay doesn't want to play again now the clay is finished?? :shrug:

ElusiveChanteuse
May 16th, 2008, 05:18 PM
You sure Szavay doesn't want to play again now the clay is finished?? :shrug:

No.:o
But I'll be here to support my other peers.;) :rocker2:

patch.
May 16th, 2008, 08:15 PM
:sobbing: I really wanted to win this :bigcry: Im happy with final though, especially after nearly being out in the QF, but I knew this was over when the point-by-points scoring came along ;)
Nicole :yeah: best player this week, so congrats :hug:
Champion88 :bowdown: thanks for all the live scores and work youve put into this event and so far, its a great game :D

Andrew Laeddis
May 16th, 2008, 09:08 PM
Vaidisova Conquers Paris
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3505/oly_full_getty-71020509me137_2006_french_o.jpg

Today Nicole Vaidisova fulfilled a childhood dream when she swept aside Olaru to win the French Open. Vaidisova came out more focused and determined than she ever has and Olaru seemed to have no answer to Vaidisova's big serve and forehand. There were moments in the match where Olaru simply shook her head and muttered, "What can I do"? After winning the first set, Vaidisova is known to disappear mentally for the second set but Nicole would have none of that today as she won the second set decisively and earned a 6/4,6/2 victory. This victory propels Vaidisova back to the number one spot she previously held not too long ago. Nicole is hopefully that the confidence she has gained at this tournament will help her gain some consistency and build a further lead between herself and the rest of the field in the rankings. Vaidisova is set to play next week in Birmingham. Her power game should prove to be even more lethal on grass.

champion88
May 16th, 2008, 09:10 PM
Nikki :hearts:

E.Dementieva_FAN
May 17th, 2008, 10:47 AM
First of all, OMG Lena. :help: :rolls:

congarts Nicole! :D :worship: :eek:
Olaru :bigcry: :hug: :hug:

Chris :worship: