View Full Version : Vamos Sveta on grass!!!

Jun 7th, 2008, 06:00 PM
Well,since the grass season is so short we can use this thread for the only 2 tourneys Sveta will play on that surface.First Eastbourne (have fun Mary and Tim! ;) ) and then the big Wimbledon.Last year Sveta made the QF there,only stopped by eventual champion Venus Williams.

Best of luck,Sveta!!!! Always with you!!!! and vamos on grass!!!! :rocker2:

Jun 8th, 2008, 12:22 AM
Let's hope better times ahead on grass.

Jun 8th, 2008, 06:05 AM
Good Luck Sveta :rocker2:

Jun 8th, 2008, 09:21 AM
Good luck Svetlana :bigclap:

Jun 8th, 2008, 01:27 PM
good luck on grass and maybe you can suprise us and proof the people wrong

Jun 8th, 2008, 02:53 PM

Jun 8th, 2008, 03:26 PM
The grass season is so short so I wish she played every tournament. :)
BTW,I can't wait seeing her.

Jun 8th, 2008, 03:30 PM
Good luck Sveta :)

Jun 8th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Hopefully ill see her at wimbledon!! eee!!

Jun 8th, 2008, 06:01 PM
Vamos Sveta! I wonder what her haircut will be this time :p

Jun 8th, 2008, 06:02 PM
Oh and have fun everybody who's going to the tournaments!

Jun 8th, 2008, 11:19 PM
I should be at Eastbourne if Kuzy is playing, I'll hopefully make it on the Thursday and the Friday. And maybe the Saturday too if she makes the final. Mary, you're going too, are you??
So anyway, good luck to Sveta, hopefully she'll do herself justice.

Jun 9th, 2008, 01:43 AM
Yep, tim, if all goes well, I will be in the UK in about 8 days.
I have tickets for Eastbourne, and may queue for a ground pass for
Wimbledon, depending on how strong the call of the art museums in
London is!

Jun 9th, 2008, 06:14 AM
Have lots of fun to everybody who's going to the tournaments :D

Jun 9th, 2008, 11:35 AM
To the grass we head and to all those lucky people...have plenty of fun at the tournaments and look forward to hearing your reports.

All the best for Sveta :)

Jun 10th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Great that some people here will see her. :bounce:
I wish her two great tournaments!

Jun 11th, 2008, 02:18 AM
Where is Sveta now? And where was she after the semifinal in Paris?

Jun 11th, 2008, 02:57 PM
Kuznetsova targets second win

By Mike Donovan (mike.donovan@theargus.co.uk)

Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova will aim to win her second Eastbourne crown next week.
The world No.4 confirmed her entry for the International Women's Open yesterday.

She replaces injured French starlet Tatiana Golovin, who had been on the original entry list, in the main draw.

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The 22-year-old, one of five Russians inside the top ten, hopes to bounce back from her defeat against compatriot Dinara Safina in the French Open semi-finals last week.

Kuznetsova has an impressive record on grass.
She sealed the Devonshire Park crown on her debut four years ago.
Her final victory over Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova was followed by runs to the last-four in 2005 and 2006.
She has also reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals three times.

Nicole Vaidisova, the world No.19. has also been included.
The blonde Czech, often compared to Maria Sharapova in looks, reached the quarter-finals last year before falling to eventual champion Justine Henin.
Vaidisova, 19, who has a career high of No.7, has won six WTA Tour titles. They join a field which is headed by French Open champion Ana Ivanovic, who was named world No.1 this week.

Marion Bartoli, last year's beaten Wimbledon finalist, is the other top-tenner so far confirmed.
Tournament director Gavin Fletcher said: "I'm delighted that Svetlana and Nicole will be playing in Eastbourne.
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Jun 12th, 2008, 06:49 AM
Ana withdrew from Eastbourne due to a right abductor tendinopathy and she's mentally exhausted after the French Open.


So if you look at the player entry list, does that mean that Svetlana will be ranked No1 in this tournament?

Jun 12th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Yes,I think Sveta is now the first seed in this tournament

Jun 14th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Eastbourne draw is out:

Svetlana Kuznetsova [1] - Bye
Caroline Wozniacki vs. Q
Sam Stosur vs. Katie O'Brien [wc]
Amelie Mauresmo vs. Alize Cornet [6]
Vera Zvonareva [3] - Bye
Vera Dushevina [wc] vs. Q
Na Li vs. Casey Dellacqua
Shahar Peer vs. Nadia Petrova [8]

Nicole Vaidosva [7] vs. Olga Govortsova
Tathiana Garbin vs. Gisela Dulko
Lindsay Davenport vs. Virginie Razzano
Agnieszka Radwanska [4] - Bye
Victoria Azarenka [5] vs. Aravane Rezei
Melanie South [wc] vs. Q
Q vs. Sybille Bammer
Marion Bartoli [2] - Bye

One match at a time ;) Best of luck,Sveta!!!! :D

Jun 14th, 2008, 04:38 PM
I think Sveta (imo) is one of the top 5 contenders to win Wimby in a few weeks.Vamos Sveta! :)

Jun 14th, 2008, 10:51 PM
Good Luck Sveta :)

caro is also in the same section as her though :sad:

Jun 15th, 2008, 01:57 PM
Sveta playing doubles in Eastbourne too,with Amélie :D But not very lucky with the draw:

(1) Black/Huber - Gallovits/Niculescu
Dechy/Dellacqua - Kleybanova/Voskoboeva
(4) Mattek/Uhlirova - Craybas/Govortsova
(WC) Baltacha/Cavaday - Grandin/Sfar

Dushevina/Rosalska - Davenport/Petrova
King/Kudryavtseva - (3) Peer/Ruano Pascual
Dulko/Husarova - Raymond/Stosur
(WC) Kuznetsova/Mauresmo - (2) Peschke/Stubbs

Jun 15th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Tough draw for Eastbourne! But it can be an advantage not to go there to far, too. I mean concerning Wimby!

But I wish her good luck, of course ;)

Jun 16th, 2008, 06:08 AM
Oooh tough draw for Eastbourne! Good luck Svetlana!!! :yeah:

Jun 16th, 2008, 07:32 PM
Starts tomorrow with doubles:

Tuesday 17th June 2008 - OOP

Centre Court - Starting at 11:30am

1. Melanie South vs. Alisa Klybanova
2. Nicole Vaidisova vs. Olga Govortsova
3. Lindsay Davenport vs. Virginie Razzano
4. Kuznetsova/Mauresmo vs. Peschke/Stubbs

go girls!!! :rocker2:

Jun 16th, 2008, 09:22 PM
I want to see the doubles!!!

Jun 16th, 2008, 09:53 PM
me too!!!

Jun 16th, 2008, 11:14 PM
As I guessed, then, she won't be playing her first Singles match till Wednesday.
The forecast doesn't look great for Wednesday. In fact Thursday and Friday could be showery too, but then again, things were similar last year yet Eastbourne managed to miss the showers so we might be okay. Anyway, I hope and trust that Sveta will be able to cope. And I'll be there to cheer her on Thursday onwards...

Jun 17th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Sveta's opponent will be Caroline Wozniacki.Their only previous meeting was in Indian Wells this year and Sveta won 6-2 6-3.

Jun 17th, 2008, 02:30 PM
Starts tomorrow with doubles:

Tuesday 17th June 2008 - OOP

Centre Court - Starting at 11:30am

1. Melanie South vs. Alisa Klybanova
2. Nicole Vaidisova vs. Olga Govortsova
3. Lindsay Davenport vs. Virginie Razzano
4. Kuznetsova/Mauresmo vs. Peschke/Stubbs

go girls!!! :rocker2:

Come on :rocker2:

Jun 17th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Doubles match to start soon (on scoreboard now ;) ).Davai/vamos/allez!!!! :bounce:

Jun 17th, 2008, 04:30 PM
0-2 already :help:

Jun 17th, 2008, 04:33 PM
1-2 now as Sveta held :D

Jun 17th, 2008, 04:40 PM
1-4 :help:

Jun 17th, 2008, 04:48 PM
they lost first set 6-1 :sobbing:

Jun 17th, 2008, 04:56 PM
0-3 in the second :o

Jun 17th, 2008, 04:58 PM
they are being trashed :lol:
nice try girls :kiss::lol:

Jun 17th, 2008, 05:00 PM
i don't think they're trying :lol:

Jun 17th, 2008, 05:05 PM
2-3 now ;)

Jun 17th, 2008, 05:19 PM
1-6 2-6 :hug: :tape: oh well...nice practise.

Tomorrow comes the serious stuff.Please,be ready,Sveta :armed:

Jun 17th, 2008, 06:42 PM
Sveta plays tomorrow second match on Centre Court.

You can see the schedule here:

Vamos!!!!!! :rocker2:

Jun 17th, 2008, 07:10 PM
will there be a live stream??

Jun 17th, 2008, 07:18 PM
I have not found any so far...

Jun 17th, 2008, 07:19 PM
Vamos! :smoke:

Jun 17th, 2008, 11:21 PM
Good luck, Sveta, for tomorrow. Hopefully she'll win, then I'll get to see her on Thursday in the quarters.
Looks like Eastbourne should avoid most of the rain which is expected across many areas of England tomorrow. And, by perusing various forecast sources, I've been able to make up a kind of 'ensemble' of forecasts, and most of them don't look too bad for the following days, as hopefully most of the showers will miss the south coast.

Jun 17th, 2008, 11:56 PM




Hello from Eastbourne! :wavey:

Jun 18th, 2008, 04:04 AM
Thanks so much for the pics :)

Jun 18th, 2008, 07:57 AM
Too bad about the doubles match. But good luck today Svetlana :D

Awesome pics!!! Thank you so much for sharing!! :yeah:

Jun 18th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Sveta's on court :yippee:

Jun 18th, 2008, 01:15 PM
She just got broken :sad: 2-3

Jun 18th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Sveta :sobbing: thats her 4th df :help: and she's 2-4 down :sad:

Jun 18th, 2008, 01:34 PM
seems like it's not her day :sad: again.6 DFs :help:

Jun 18th, 2008, 01:36 PM
sveta :sobbing: she lost the first set 2-6 and now she's about to be 0-2 down :sobbing:

Jun 18th, 2008, 01:38 PM
5 Dbl faults...in the first set alone :eek:

Sveta's not converting break point opportunities as well as not having much fun on serve...Let's go Sveta

Jun 18th, 2008, 01:41 PM
0-2 already :o

Jun 18th, 2008, 01:48 PM
0-4 :sad:

Jun 18th, 2008, 01:49 PM
did she forgot how to play tennis or what? :help: that's embarassing :sad:

Jun 18th, 2008, 01:50 PM
1-4...well not a bagel!!

Jun 18th, 2008, 01:51 PM
did she forgot how to play tennis or what? :help: that's embarassing :sad:

i know:sad::o:sad:

Jun 18th, 2008, 01:53 PM
did she forgot how to play tennis or what? :help: that's embarassing :sad:

I'm just watching the scores - can't imagine what it must be like at the match :eek:

Jun 18th, 2008, 01:54 PM
Well,for once I'm glad I'm not watching this horror fest :tape:

Jun 18th, 2008, 02:00 PM
:sobbing: even though i like caro i cant believe sveta lost like that :sad:

Jun 18th, 2008, 02:00 PM
Well,for once I'm glad I'm not watching this horror fest :tape:

2-6 2-6 was expecting the scoreline to be the other way around :eek:

Jun 18th, 2008, 02:01 PM
thanks god this nightmare is over :o good luck in Wimbledon,Sveta although it doesn't look encouraging at all :help: :tape: She has totally lost her serve and can't expect to win matchs like that :sad: :sad: :sad:

Jun 18th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Sveta just gets worse and worse. Everyone will want to be in her Wimbledon quarter.

Jun 18th, 2008, 02:22 PM




Hello from Eastbourne! :wavey:

Hi Mary :wavey: Thanks for the photos :kiss: Hope you are having a great time although Sveta is already out :( Were you at her match today? Could you please tell us what went wrong? (well by the scoreline it seems like everything :help: but I'm hoping you can provide us with more details).

Jun 18th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Wozniacki stuns Kuznetsova

By Sam Hart
EASTBOURNE debutant Caroline Wozniacki caused a major upset by beating number one seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in front of a large crowd on a windy centre court.
Danish Wozniacki, who is just 17 years of age, broke the tournament favourite's serve to take a 3-2 lead in the first set and never looked back.

The out of sorts Kuznetsova then served three double faults in a row before being broken again, allowing Wozniacki to confidently serve out the set 6-2.

The highly rated world number 32 easily matched her Russian opponent in the rallies, forcing her into uncharacteristic mistakes.

The Dane picked up where she left off to begin the second set, breaking serve once more in the first game, causing an obviously rattled Kuznetsova to lose her cool and smash her racquet to the ground.

Wozniacki continued to keep the world number four on the ropes en route to a surprisingly comfortable 6-2, 6-2 victory.

Jun 18th, 2008, 03:09 PM
Not her day :sad:. Seems as if it was a terrible match! Hope she'll act better at Wimby!

Thanks for your great photos!

Jun 18th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Top-seeded Kuznetsova upset by Wozniacki in 2nd round at Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE, England (http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/06/18/sports/EU-SPT-TEN-Eastbourne.php#): Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova was eliminated from the Eastbourne International Women's Open on Wednesday, losing 6-2, 6-2 to Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki in the second round.
The Wimbledon warmup event lost another top name when Amelie Mauresmo, who lost to Justine Henin in last year's final, retired when leading Samantha Stosur 2-1. Second-seeded Marion Bartoli advanced, showing no sign of her recent wrist injury as she overwhelmed Sybille Bammer 6-3, 6-0.
Kuznetsova never looked comfortable in the windy conditions and Wozniacki, who won the Wimbledon junior event two years ago, broke her serve in the opening game. Kuznetsova broke right back and had three breakpoints at 2-1, but then lost the next nine points to let the Dane take a 3-2 lead.
Kuznetsova then had three straight double-faults as Wozniacki broke again for 5-2. The 17-year-old Wozniacki then jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second set.
"It was pretty disgusting being out there," Kuznetsova said. "I wish I could play better but the first match on grass I think is very hard. She had much more of an advantage because she was used to it. It was a weird situation and definitely not nice to be out there at all."

Kuznetsova now enters Wimbledon next week having played just one grass-court match.
"At least I've played some and I have a few days to practice," she said. "Definitely I'm very disappointed because I hoped to play a few more matches, but this is tennis and it can happen."

Jun 18th, 2008, 04:57 PM
Wimbledon seeds announced today:

Ladies Singles

1. Miss Ana IVANOVIC (SRB)
2. Miss Jelena JANKOVIC (SRB)
3. Miss Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS)
4. Miss Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS)
5. Miss Elena DEMENTIEVA (RUS)
6. Miss Serena WILLIAMS (USA)
7. Miss Venus WILLIAMS (USA)
9. Miss Dinara SAFINA (RUS)
10. Miss Daniela HANTUCHOVA (SVK)
11. Miss Marion BARTOLI (FRA)
12. Miss Patty SCHNYDER (SUI)
13. Miss Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS)
14. Miss Agnieszka RADWANSKA (POL)
15. Miss Agnes SZAVAY (HUN)
16. Miss Victoria AZARENKA (BLR)
17. Miss Alize CORNET (FRA)
18. Miss Nicole VAIDISOVA (CZE)
19. Miss Maria KIRILENKO (RUS)
20. Miss Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA)
21. Miss Nadia PETROVA (RUS)
22. Miss Flavia PENNETTA (ITA)
23. Miss Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO)
24. Miss Shahar PEER (ISR)
25. Miss Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA)
26. Miss Sybille BAMMER (AUT)
27. Miss Virginie RAZZANO (FRA)
28. Miss Alona BONDARENKO (UKR)
29. Miss Amelie MAURESMO (FRA)
30. Miss Dominika CIBULKOVA (SVK)
31. Miss Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN)

Ladies Doubles

1. Miss Cara BLACK (ZIM) & Mrs Liezel HUBER (USA)
2. Miss Ai SUGIYAMA (JPN) & Miss Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO)
3. Mrs Kveta PESCHKE (CZE) & Miss Rennae STUBBS (AUS)
4. Miss Yung-Jan CHAN (TPE) & Miss Chia-Jung CHUANG (TPE)
6. Miss Victoria AZARENKA (BLR) & Miss Shahar PEER (ISR)
7. Miss Alona BONDARENKO (UKR) & Miss Kateryna BONDARENKO (UKR)
8. Miss Shuai PENG (CHN) & Miss Tiantian SUN (CHN)
9. Miss Zi Yan (CHN) & Miss Jie ZHENG (CHN)
10. Miss Dinara SAFINA (RUS) & Miss Agnes SZAVAY (HUN)
11. Miss Serena WILLIAMS (USA) & Miss Venus WILLIAMS (USA)
12. Miss Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) & Miss Amelie MAURESMO (FRA)
13. Miss Bethanie MATTEK (USA) & Miss Sania MIRZA (IND)
14. Miss Alicia MOLIK (AUS) & Miss Mara SANTANGELO (ITA)
15. Miss Iveta BENESOVA (CZE) & Miss Janette HUSAROVA (SVK)
16. Miss Lisa RAYMOND (USA) & Miss Samantha Stosur (AUS)

Jun 18th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Oh man :sad: Another bad day at the office :unsure: Come on Svetlana! Pull it together for Wimbledon!!

Jun 18th, 2008, 06:27 PM
anyone watch the match??

why Sveta lost like this??

Jun 18th, 2008, 06:29 PM
This is too bad. The scoreline suggests either she was hardly trying, or else she is injured; in either case, I reckon it doesn't bode too well for next week.
Mary, thanks for those great photos. Hope to see you there tomorrow - whether Sveta is still around or not!

For me, ironically it is an identical scenario to January 2007. I flew into Sydney on the morning of quarter-finals day, the week before the Australian Open, only to discover that Sveta had lost (in fact withdrawn with a viral infection on that occasion) in her second-round match the day before. I went along to Olympic Park (the Sydney tournament venue) and was lucky to see Sveta on a practice court at least. So I do have the hope that I might see her practicing when I get to Eastbourne tomorrow, before she moves on to Wimbledon.

Jun 18th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Well, imo, I think the new serve still isn't consistent. I saw her practice w/
Bartoli earlier in the week, and Sveta served something like 3 aces in a row
on Bartoli. But today, the first serve wouldn't go in. Without her serve, Sveta
had lots of trouble, got frustrated. 1st set, Sveta returned pretty well--it was
closer than the scoreline indicated.

2nd set, Sveta started rushing a bit, looked like she wanted to be off the
court as soon as possible. She went to the net more in the 2nd set and had
some success--very impressive, but she was in too deep of a hole and made
many unforced errors.

Sveta, sweetheart that she is, gave me a signed shirt afterwards. She's had
a terrible loss, and she still thought of her fans. She's incognito--hard
to catch on the grounds unless you look really closely.

Rotten day. Both Sveta out and Mauresmo injured. (But I'm glad I'm here,
though I'm freezing right now.)

Jun 18th, 2008, 09:04 PM
glad you are having fun!! and yes sveta I a sweetheart but already knew that a friend and I wrote a letter and asked for pic with signature. I live in the netherlands so it takes 5 days for te letter get there and 5 back but I already had the pic after 2 weeks with signature.You always hear that it takes ages to have respons but sveta took admediatly(dont know how to write that) time to respons and that is 1 of the things I like about her.

Jun 19th, 2008, 12:27 AM
Sveta :awww:

Jun 19th, 2008, 09:56 AM




Jun 19th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Thank you,Mary!!! :D I love your photos,specially the first one.Too bad her adventure in Eastbourne is already over :sad: Will you stay until the final?

Jun 19th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Yep. I'm here til the final. (I came a long way. I'm homesick right now--would fly home if I could, but I'm in the UK for a bit longer.) Saw Sveta's exhibition. The serve is still hit-and-miss. She did some serve-and-volley, which was wonderful. I like that a lot (but I'm old, so of course I like that.)

I met tim today!

Jun 19th, 2008, 07:06 PM
Cool,hope you had a great time with tim :D

I also like when she serves and volleys (it's an interesting change).I wish she would do it more often,at least on grass.

Someone posted a report earlier on GM describing Sveta as lethargic and not wanting to be out there.Here is the report:

BTW, Sveta played the worst game of tennis I've ever seen her play. She looked lethargic and certainly didn't want to be out there. Don't know what was wrong with her, but after 3 games, she had the trainer out and she gave her some tablets to take - don't know what that was about, there was no sign of injury, perhaps she just didn't feel well - she was certainly walking around and playing like she was unwell.
off-topic: today was announced the Fed Cup final will be held in Madrid.I cross my fingers so that Sveta will play.

Jun 20th, 2008, 09:28 AM







Jun 20th, 2008, 09:32 AM
In the 2nd set against Caroline, Sveta did rush between points and
looked like she wanted to be off the court. I assumed that was because
she was frustrated w/ her play.

In the exhibition on Thursday, Sveta was stretching (hamstrings? I
remember her saying that the change from clay to grass makes her
butt hurt) during the last changeover (3rd set.)

Foot's Fingers
Jun 20th, 2008, 12:28 PM
Wimbly draw is out


Aiko Nakamura JPN
Aravane Rezai FRA
Amanda Elliott GBR
Katie O''brien GBR

Nuria Llagostera vives ESP
Maria Jose Martinez sanchez ESP
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (12)
Amelie Mauresmo FRA (12)

Foot's Fingers
Jun 20th, 2008, 12:29 PM
and singles Sveta's part:

(4)Kuznetsova vs. Johansson
K. Bondarenko vs. Fujiwara
Pin vs. Strycova
South vs. (28)A. Bondarenko
(17)Cornet vs. Pavlyuchenkova
Rodionova vs. Li
Domachowska vs.Craybas
Benesova vs. (14)A. Radwanska

(11)Bartoli vs. Lisicki
Perebiynis vs. Kvitova
Mattekvs. Bremond
Dushevina vs. (19)Kirilenko
(29)Mauresmo vs. Harkleroad
Sequera vs. Ruano Pascual
Zakapolova vs. U. Radwanska
Kanepi vs. (6)S. Williams

Jun 20th, 2008, 03:32 PM
I don't like the draw at all :o Both Bondarenkos are dangerous and Sveta has been struggling lately.Oh well...one match at a time,I guess.

Best of luck,Sveta!!!!! Vamos!!!!! :bounce:

Jun 21st, 2008, 10:28 AM
So will she start playing on monday?

Jun 21st, 2008, 10:30 AM
Top half should be Monday.

Jun 21st, 2008, 10:57 AM
Good.Thanks Mary ;) Now I only have to find a way where to watch it :( (it's only in pay tv here and the livestream of the tourney is available everywhere but in Spain and Germany :o )

Jun 22nd, 2008, 07:56 PM
we have a whole channel right now for wimbledon but dont know wich match they will show on wich court dont think on court to so If someone finds a livestream that would be nice. thanks already