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Cp6uja
May 30th, 2008, 10:34 PM
FIRST TIME IN HISTORY OF SOME GRAND SLAM EVENT IN OPEN ERA (ATP or WTA) ALL 16 PLAYERS WHICH REACH Round16 IS FROM SAME CONTINENT (Europe in this case)!!!!

:eek: :eek: :eek: :tape: :eek: :eek: :eek: :help: :eek: :eek: :eek: :tape: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Demska
May 30th, 2008, 10:35 PM
gOoo anaN! :aparty:

spiritedenergy
May 30th, 2008, 10:35 PM
GO aNa!!111!!!!1!;)

The Daviator
May 30th, 2008, 10:36 PM
So Aleksandra Wozniack is the last North American standing? :spit:

iPatty
May 30th, 2008, 10:36 PM
That actually is really interesting, good thread for once. :yeah:

Europe! :rocker2:

cypher_88
May 30th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Demska :p no need to act like that. It is an interesting stat and hopefully it will be a European sweep of RG this year :D

LindsayRulz
May 30th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Does it mean that Ana will win RG!?!?! :eek:

iPatty
May 30th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Just one thing, you forgot about Ginepri on the mens side, who is definitely not from Europe. ;)

patch.
May 30th, 2008, 10:38 PM
So Aleksandra Wozniack is the last North American standing? :spit:

:rolls: who would of thought :p

ViennaCalling
May 30th, 2008, 10:39 PM
:speakles: HE DIDN´T MENTION A N A ONCE :speakles:

Cp6uja
May 30th, 2008, 10:39 PM
Just one thing, you forgot about Ginepri on the mens side, who is definitely not from Europe. ;)Thanks... he is actualy probably "Rest of World" best chance and hope tommorow (have weakest opponent).

serenus_2k8
May 30th, 2008, 10:39 PM
Just one thing, you forgot about Ginepri on the mens side, who is definitely not from Europe. ;)

hmm, piss on the parade much :lol:

Craigy
May 30th, 2008, 10:40 PM
Ana! :worship: Queen of Europe.

Nacho
May 30th, 2008, 10:42 PM
vamos europe ;)

Demska
May 30th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Ana! :worship: Queen of Europe.

:worship::worship::worship:

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v118/206/11/502092683/n502092683_125550_3613.jpg

ViennaCalling
May 30th, 2008, 10:43 PM
BTW for me Russia isn´t a part of Europe :devil:

tequila
May 30th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Sharpie's American :shrug:

Go Zheng! Go Ginepri! :yeah:

PLP
May 30th, 2008, 10:45 PM
So no American woman in the 4th rd. :tape:

One was the last time that happened in a slam?

Just Ginepri, LOL.

tequila
May 30th, 2008, 10:46 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v118/206/11/502092683/n502092683_125550_3613.jpg

Ana and Jelena 30 years from now. :lol:

Cp6uja
May 30th, 2008, 10:59 PM
So no American woman in the 4th rd. :tape:

One was the last time that happened in a slam?

Just Ginepri, LOL.Since Evert retire Clay is always worst surface for WTA/Americans and first serious crisis is 1st half of 90's... but still every time some American women reach R16 and also USA have in that time great support of some rest of world players like Sabatini and in that time not so much good players from Eastern Europe like today (only from Western)... At other hand when ATP Americans starts to totaly sucks at clay (in last 10 years) players from South America (Guga, Chileans and especialy Argentinians) have fantastic results - but this season for example all 16 ARG ATP players already is defited after incomplete R32 round :tape: at their favorite surface.

ivanban
May 30th, 2008, 11:01 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v118/206/11/502092683/n502092683_125550_3613.jpg

Ana and Jelena 30 years from now. :lol:

At least JJ can still wear her outfit :ras:

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i241/ivanban/JelenaHopmankup2008-4.jpg

@Sweet Cleopatra
May 30th, 2008, 11:21 PM
i hope that happens thanks soooooooo much

Slutiana
May 30th, 2008, 11:25 PM
AnA!!!1111 We lUrVVeee UuuUUu!!!

sammy01
May 30th, 2008, 11:26 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v118/206/11/502092683/n502092683_125550_3613.jpg

jankovic in the background is so jelous of anas crown!

Dawson.
May 30th, 2008, 11:41 PM
what are you talking about IF zvonareva beats wozniak and safina beats zheng

you mean WHEN :lol:

OsloErik
May 30th, 2008, 11:51 PM
that's actually really interesting. And, worth noting, Ginepri is a 1st generation american. his father's from luxembourg or something.

hablo
May 31st, 2008, 12:11 AM
Ajde Wozniak. :tape:

Malva
May 31st, 2008, 12:38 AM
SHOCKING STATS: If Safina beat Zheng tommorow, and Zvonareva beat Wozniak...

...FIRST TIME IN HISTORY OF SOME GRAND SLAM EVENT IN OPEN ERA (ATP or WTA) ALL 16 PLAYERS WHICH REACH Round16 WILL BE FROM SAME CONTINENT (Europe in this case)!!!!




Well, Sharapova is nearly as much American as Wozniak is Canadian (both parents Polish)...

Ellery
May 31st, 2008, 12:42 AM
Go Jie and Aleks :lol:

Milito22
May 31st, 2008, 12:45 AM
Latinoamerica!:(:o:help::hysteric::shrug:

Fretchap
May 31st, 2008, 12:46 AM
Well, Sharapova is nearly as much American as Wozniak is Canadian (both parents Polish)...

Wozniak is born in Quebec province and has never lived in Poland :rolleyes:

auah5
May 31st, 2008, 12:47 AM
Maria Sharapova is an American.... :) so your thread is wrong ;)

Fretchap
May 31st, 2008, 12:47 AM
Wozniak is born in Quebec province and has never lived in Poland :rolleyes:

Plus Poland Tennis Federation offered her the Poland citizenship so she could represent them earlier this year and she refused it, so I do think Aleksandra feels 100% Canadian.

Ellery
May 31st, 2008, 12:47 AM
Well at least we can all agree that Jie isn't remotely European :tape: :p

Pasta-Na
May 31st, 2008, 12:48 AM
come on, little jie :p

Malva
May 31st, 2008, 01:07 AM
Wozniak is born in Quebec province and has never lived in Poland :rolleyes:

I know that. How long did Sharapova live in Russia? Not much longer...

Fretchap
May 31st, 2008, 01:07 AM
I know that. How long did Sharapova live in Russia? Not much longer...

She still lived (a bit) and was born there, not Woz.

smit101
May 31st, 2008, 01:09 AM
Hopefully Lleyton will ruin it on the mens side :yeah:

AnomyBC
May 31st, 2008, 01:18 AM
But you can't count all of Russia as being part of Europe, that's ridiculous. Most of it is in Asia. I mean, Sharapova is from friggin Siberia, and that certainly isn't part of Europe.

Malva
May 31st, 2008, 01:23 AM
She still lived (a bit) and was born there, not Woz.

A tiny tiny bit. Hardly makes any difference.

And wait, wasn't she born deep in Siberia? Is Siberia part of the continent of Europe? So by your standards, she should be rather representing Asia.

The Kaz
May 31st, 2008, 01:42 AM
A tiny tiny bit. Hardly makes any difference.

And wait, wasn't she born deep in Siberia? Is Siberia part of the continent of Europe? So by your standards, she should be rather representing Asia.

Exactly....:p

Maria is the Asian representative :rocker:

Fretchap
May 31st, 2008, 01:44 AM
A tiny tiny bit. Hardly makes any difference.

And wait, wasn't she born deep in Siberia? Is Siberia part of the continent of Europe? So by your standards, she should be rather representing Asia.

No, but well I just don't understand why you're saying Aleksandra should be considered as a Polish... she has always lived in Canada and has grown up there, plus she refused to represent this country cause she sayd she feels like she's a 100% Canadian. No matter if her parents are Japanese or Polish, it changes nothing to the fact she has been educated and has lived her entire life in Canada and that she's Canadian.

Malva
May 31st, 2008, 01:55 AM
No, but well I just don't understand why you're saying Aleksandra should be considered as a Polish... she has always lived in Canada and has grown up there, plus she refused to represent this country cause she sayd she feels like she's a 100% Canadian. No matter if her parents are Japanese or Polish, it changes nothing to the fact she has been educated and has lived her entire life in Canada and that she's Canadian.

I only said that she is at least as Polish as Canadian.

And regarding what she did say or did not... well, better not to make any statements to this effect...

If she indeed had to go on record and say exactly what you are saying (which I don't know, and even doubt), then the obvious inference would be that she was indeed considered Polish.

All of this is totally irrelevant for me, by the way.

And last, but not least" Sharapova was also educated not in Russia but in the U.S.

Aaron.
May 31st, 2008, 01:56 AM
At least JJ can still wear her outfit :ras:

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i241/ivanban/JelenaHopmankup2008-4.jpg OMFG her lip :eek: :help:

Herpes :unsure:

RenaSlam.
May 31st, 2008, 02:12 AM
Pretty interesting.

Hoping it doesn't happen.

Renalicious
May 31st, 2008, 02:44 AM
Zomg! Bombshell!

tequila
May 31st, 2008, 03:04 AM
Go Zheng and Sharapova! The 2 Non-European, Asian-born players left.

spiritedenergy
May 31st, 2008, 03:09 AM
A tiny tiny bit. Hardly makes any difference.

And wait, wasn't she born deep in Siberia? Is Siberia part of the continent of Europe? So by your standards, she should be rather representing Asia.

isn't Sharapova from Chernobyl and moved to Siberia?

tequila
May 31st, 2008, 03:12 AM
isn't Sharapova from Chernobyl and moved to Siberia?

Her parents lived in Belarus and moved to Siberia where she was born.

Cp6uja
May 31st, 2008, 07:38 AM
When we talking about sport, countries like Russia or Turkey is always counted like Europe, whatever geographers or politicians says about that subject :shrug: and despite fact that Asian part (teritory) is larger, majority of population live in Europian part in both this countries.

BTW, according to "geographical" reasons, for me is always much more controversal than Russia or Turkey case why in sports like Europian countries is counted Israel or Kazahstan?

Malva
May 31st, 2008, 07:53 AM
isn't Sharapova from Chernobyl and moved to Siberia?

Her parents indeed lived in the city of Homel, a large city in Belarus. Chernobyl itself is in Ukraine but the prevalent winds at the time of the catastrophe caused enormous radioactive contamination of parts of Belarus. This was the reason the parents of the future tennis player relocated from where they lived. At the time Belarus was a part of the colossal Soviet Union empire, and they could end up anywhere on its vast territory. As it happens they ended up in Nyagan, Siberia, where Maria was born. By the time she was 6 she was already living in the U.S.

A Magicman
May 31st, 2008, 07:59 AM
When we talking about sport, countries like Russia or Turkey is always counted like Europe, whatever geographers or politicians says about that subject :shrug: and despite fact that Asian part (teritory) is larger, majority of population live in Europian part in both this countries.
BTW, according to "geographical" reasons, for me is always much more controversal than Russia or Turkey case why in sports like Europian countries is counted Israel or Kazahstan?

No way that the majority of Turks lives in the "European" part of the country. That would mean that 51% of the population live in 3% of the country's area. :lol:

Israel is European in sports, cos it's dear neighbors and others do not feel like competing against what is widely called the "Zionist Entity".

Kazakhstan is not Europe. At all.

Mynarco
May 31st, 2008, 08:30 AM
European Open :)
That will be nice..

thomas.chung
May 31st, 2008, 08:34 AM
:rolls: who would of thought :p

In fact, I never expected this to happen. All of a sudden, Wozniak came out of nowhere to reach 3rd.

Cp6uja
May 31st, 2008, 09:15 AM
No way that the majority of Turks lives in the "European" part of the country. That would mean that 51% of the population live in 3% of the country's area. :lol:

Israel is European in sports, cos it's dear neighbors and others do not feel like competing against what is widely called the "Zionist Entity".

Kazakhstan is not Europe. At all.I not count whole Anatolia like Asian part (which is probably geographicaly correct). Mediterian part of Turkey i count like Europe from both sides (not only Balcans part) so if my memory is right with that kind of partitions "Europian" part of Turkey is about 35% of teritory where live about 60% of population. In other case Cyprus is also Asian country for example (which is geographicaly probably correct).

Cp6uja
May 31st, 2008, 11:46 AM
Back to the subject - Zheng already lose (and Gonzales and Hewitt lose 1st sets)

:tape: :help: :scared:

Kworb
May 31st, 2008, 12:29 PM
When we talking about sport, countries like Russia or Turkey is always counted like Europe, whatever geographers or politicians says about that subject :shrug: and despite fact that Asian part (teritory) is larger, majority of population live in Europian part in both this countries.

BTW, according to "geographical" reasons, for me is always much more controversal than Russia or Turkey case why in sports like Europian countries is counted Israel or Kazahstan?

Like in Eurovision where countries like Azerbaijan and Georgia participate :tape:

I wish there was an ocean between Europe and Asia so the border would be more obvious. :p

tequila
May 31st, 2008, 01:08 PM
Zheng's gone but there's still one Asian-born player, Sharapova. Hewitt's in a 5th set battle.

Dodoboy.
May 31st, 2008, 01:15 PM
Hewitt in a fifth set :)


Great thread! :)

homogenius
May 31st, 2008, 01:16 PM
Ginepri will win

RenaSlam.
May 31st, 2008, 01:25 PM
Ginepri just won :)

Sorry Euros :)

davidmario
May 31st, 2008, 01:32 PM
wait, you consider sharapova as european?

roelc
May 31st, 2008, 02:19 PM
sharapova is from siberia, and I thought that was in ASIA

Cp6uja
May 31st, 2008, 04:24 PM
ATP survive (this time :devil:) but at WTA part of RG/08, like expected after yesterdays both Williams sister loses
FIRST TIME IN HISTORY OF SOME GRAND SLAM EVENT IN OPEN ERA (ATP or WTA) ALL 16 PLAYERS WHICH REACH Round16 IS FROM SAME CONTINENT (Europe in this case)!!!!

:eek: :eek: :eek: :tape: :eek: :eek: :eek: :help: :eek: :eek: :eek: :tape: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Proof how this is serious problem for WTA future (not some bizzare coincidence) is in fact that after RG/08 only three non-Europian players in TOP32 will be three American veterans borned 1981, 1980 and 1976! If we look at 25yo and younger non-Europian girls after this RG only Mirza and Peng will be in TOP50 :help::help::help:.

hankqq
May 31st, 2008, 04:28 PM
shouldn't it count for something that some of these players perfected their games in the US? For example, Sharapova, Jankovic, Azarenka...

honestly, I don't care what Sharapova says-she's American. Her American accent while speaking Russian is much stronger than her almost non-existant Russian accent while speaking English. Her lifestyle is American, and she is living an example of the American dream. Most of her life has been spent in the US too.

Willam
May 31st, 2008, 04:29 PM
Gonzalez and Ginepri :)

A'DAM
May 31st, 2008, 04:34 PM
Sharapova is not European she was born in Asia and spend her whole life in USA so how on earth can you call her European???

Mikey.
May 31st, 2008, 04:38 PM
ATP survive (this time :devil:) but at WTA part of RG/08, like expected after yesterdays both Williams sister loses


Proof how this is serious problem for WTA future (not some bizzare coincidence) is in fact that after RG/08 only three non-Europian players in TOP32 will be three American veterans borned 1981, 1980 and 1976! If we look at 25yo and younger non-Europian girls after this RG only Mirza and Peng will be in TOP50 :help::help::help:.

What about Casey Dellacqua? She should be in the top 50 after RG. :angel:

Adal
May 31st, 2008, 04:40 PM
And guess what... everytime there has been an all European 4R... ANA WON A TITLE!!1 YAYY!! GO ANA GO ANAANAA!!!!1

justine schnyder
May 31st, 2008, 04:41 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v118/206/11/502092683/n502092683_125550_3613.jpg

Oh my :rolls:

And thanks Wawrinka :o

SOA_MC
May 31st, 2008, 06:40 PM
And guess what... everytime there has been an all European 4R... ANA WON A TITLE!!1 YAYY!! GO ANA GO ANAANAA!!!!1

Sharapova is American so no RG title for Ana:sad: