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champion88
Jul 3rd, 2008, 01:04 AM
GOLD COAST


http://cache.virtualtourist.com/1391947-Looking_South_down_the_Gold_Coast-Gold_Coast.gif


Defending Champion : Tatiana Golovin

http://www.sportphotos.lu/data/media/8/golovin%20tania%20seat%2027.10.2004%20%208246.jpg


Draw

(1) Dementieva Vs. Bye/WC
Safarova Vs. Kournikova
Benesova Vs. Golovin
Bye/WC Vs. (6) Peer
(8) Sharapova Vs. Kuznetsova
Hantuchova Vs. Jankovic
Davenport Vs. Salerni
Bye/WC Vs. (3) S.Williams

(4) Dulko Vs. Bye/WC
Domachowska Vs. Paszek
Kirilenko Vs. V.Williams
Hingis Vs. (7) Ivanovic
(5) Olaru Vs. Bye/WC
Tulyaganova Vs. Safina
Cornet Vs. Capriati
Bye/WC Vs. (2) Vaidisova


This event will start on MONDAY 12pm - draw will be made Sunday night so make sure to send points!!!. Players will need to commit to Season 2 in the thread in the forum, and send new points in order to play in this event.

champion88
Jul 3rd, 2008, 01:05 AM
Points to Defend


Golovin - 250
Dulko - 160
V.Williams - 90
Dementieva - 90
Jankovic - 50
Radwanska - 50
Sharapova - 50
Domachowska - 50
S.Williams - 25
Ivanovic - 25
Bremond - 25
Peer - 25
Hantuchova - 10
Safarova - 10

zvonarevarulz
Jul 3rd, 2008, 01:14 AM
Tati's outfit:drool:

Slutati
Jul 3rd, 2008, 01:17 AM
Tatiana's face on that pic :haha::haha: I better win a match here:o

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 3rd, 2008, 01:43 AM
Dani sent her points!

Fretchap
Jul 3rd, 2008, 02:08 AM
Little 25 points to defend :)

dulkogii
Jul 3rd, 2008, 03:15 PM
Pitu here! :banana:

E.Dementieva_FAN
Jul 3rd, 2008, 05:18 PM
Im going to send my points on Monday evening, wait me please

*Joey*
Jul 3rd, 2008, 09:44 PM
I want to know who I will face before sending points. :ras:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 5th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Whens the draw and results start?

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 5th, 2008, 11:05 PM
Can we get a draw before we send points

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 5th, 2008, 11:06 PM
New season and time for new rivalries :devil:

*Joey*
Jul 5th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Looking to be a Top 5 player...:armed:












:unsure: :scared:




:p

champion88
Jul 6th, 2008, 12:19 AM
Draw will be tomorrow - have 24 players comitted to Season 2 at the moment. Then points due Monday 12pm :)

*Joey*
Jul 6th, 2008, 01:10 AM
:)

champion88
Jul 6th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Draw added :)

Remember new points required from everyone to start Season 2!!

Shafanovic.
Jul 6th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Sent!

Sean.
Jul 6th, 2008, 10:29 PM
What happened in the Fed Cup final?

NOO Capriati AGAIN!

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:44 AM
Still need points from:-

Dementieva
Benesova
Peer
Jankovic
Davenport
Ivanovic
Vaidisova


By 12pm tomorrow!!! :tape:

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:45 AM
N.B Wozniacki is now Kournikova :)

Buitenzorg
Jul 7th, 2008, 02:16 AM
HINGIS would like to ask for a WC ;)

Thanks
Buitenzorg

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 02:24 AM
HINGIS would like to ask for a WC ;)

Thanks
Buitenzorg

OK - you will face #7 seed Ivanovic, but may well change after deadline tomorrow, as still ned points from several players!

dulkogii
Jul 7th, 2008, 04:04 AM
sent!

*Joey*
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:23 AM
Kournikova arrives in Gold Coast


http://images.askmen.com/galleries/model/anna-kournikova/pictures/anna-kournikova-picture-3.jpg

"I am really excited to start a new season. I found my form by the end of the season and I worked on my game during the short break we had at the end of the season. I am really pleased with the way I am playing now and I am lookinf forward to go up in the rankings and make my way into the Top 5. I am playing Safarova in the first round today, but the draw can have some changes as some girls aren't here yet. So maybe I won't play her. However, I'll already play against her in the past and she won our meeting in straight sets so it's time for me to take my revenge." said Anna.

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Dementieva, Benesova, Peer did not sned new points.

Amended draw:-

(1) Vaidisova Vs. Bye
Safarova Vs. Kournikova
Golovin Vs. Bye
Bye Vs. (6) Sharapova
(8) Jankovic Vs. Bye
Hantuchova Vs. Kuznetsova
Salerni Vs. Bye
Bye Vs. (3) Dulko

(4) Olaru Vs. Bye
Hingis Vs. Domachowska
Kirilenko Vs. V.Williams
Bye Vs. (7) Davenport
(5) Ivanovic Vs. Bye
Tulyaganova Vs. Safina
Cornet Vs. Capriati
Bye Vs. (2) S.Williams

Sean.
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:05 PM
Dementieva, Benesova, Peer did not sned new points.

Amended draw:-

(1) Vaidisova Vs. Bye
Safarova Vs. Kournikova
Golovin Vs. Bye
Bye Vs. (6) Sharapova
(8) Jankovic Vs. Bye
Hantuchova Vs. Kuznetsova
Salerni Vs. Bye
Bye Vs. (3) Dulko

(4) Olaru Vs. Bye
Hingis Vs. Domachowska
Kirilenko Vs. V.Williams
Bye Vs. (7) Davenport
(5) Ivanovic Vs. Bye
Tulyaganova Vs. Safina
Cornet Vs. Capriati
Bye Vs. (2) S.Williams

:sad:Draw got even worse!

Results?

Sean.
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Im going to send my points on Monday evening, wait me please

;)

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:28 PM
;)

Deadline is always 12pm and I did send out PMs to those who hadn't sent. Plus have a league match tonight so won't be around!

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:28 PM
Results once calculated

Sean.
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:33 PM
Deadline is always 12pm and I did send out PMs to those who hadn't sent. Plus have a league match tonight so won't be around!

Good Luck:bounce:

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Gold Coast R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/550/2123882a92ed.jpg

Safarova def. Kournikova
6-0 1-6 7-6(5)

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:17 PM
Gold Coast R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/532/GYI0000608402082217_1024x768.jpg

Hantuchova def. Kuznetsova
6-3 6-1

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:18 PM
Gold Coast R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/501/full_getty-72632817kd065_australian_op_6_37_38_am.jpg

Hingis def. Domachowska
0-6 6-1 6-0

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Gold Coast R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/633/GYI0000554806080220_1024x768.jpg

Kirilenko def. V.Williams
3-6 6-3 6-3

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:20 PM
Gold Coast R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/636/GYI0000608572082216_1024x768.jpg

Safina def. Tulyaganova
5-7 7-6(5) 6-0

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:21 PM
Gold Coast R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/504/2123jenny299.jpg

Capriati def. Cornet
6-3 6-3

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:21 PM
Woah Dani:eek:

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:24 PM
R16 Draw

(1) Vaidisova Vs. Safarova
Golovin Vs. (6) Sharapova
(8) Jankovic Vs. Hantuchova
Salerni Vs. (3) Dulko

(4) Olaru Vs. Hingis
Kirilenko Vs. (7) Davenport
(5) Ivanovic Vs. Safina
Capriati Vs. (2) S.Williams

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:24 PM
R16 coming too ;)

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:26 PM
R16 today or tomorrow?

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:26 PM
HAHAAH I love when that happens

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:34 PM
Gold Coast R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3197/01b8d48e-dcb6-46e2-be42-ba9f091b75a5.jpg

Safarova def. (1) Vaidisova
6-2 0-6 6-0
:eek:

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:35 PM
Gold Coast R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/671/fullj_getty-76082144cm001_rogers_cup_da.jpg

Golovin def. (6) Sharapova
6-0 2-6 6-0
:eek:

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Gold Coast R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/655/XNS110022908_1024x768.jpg

Hantuchova def. (8) Jankovic
6-0 2-6 6-1
:eek:

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:37 PM
Gold Coast R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3100/Maria_Emilia_Salerni.jpg

Salerni def. (3) Dulko
6-7(6) 6-2 6-4
:eek:

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:37 PM
Gold Coast R16


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

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

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Gold Coast R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/507/12003-ausopen98.jpg

Kirilenko def. (7) Davenport
2-6 6-3 7-6(5)

Droolv
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:38 PM
:woohoo:

Go Lucie :D Two huge upsets :eek:

Anna, Nicole :hug:

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:39 PM
Gold Coast R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3213/20060326_19_57108922rb019_nasdaq_100_op.jpg

(5) Ivanovic def. Safina
7-6(3) 6-3

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:40 PM
Gold Coast R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/rome62zh.jpg

(2) S.Williams def. Capriati
6-1 3-6 6-0

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:41 PM
QFs

Safarova Vs. Golovin
Hantuchova Vs. Salerni
(4) Olaru Vs. Kirilenko
(5) Ivanovic Vs. (2) S.Williams

Sean.
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:42 PM
I suck at this game:ras:

I don't see where I'm going wrong! Are my points bad or do hers match up well to mine Chris?

TatiNovic
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:44 PM
WOW!!
Good job Makiri

GracefulVenus
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Damn I suck at this game! :fiery:

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 01:46 PM
I suck at this game:ras:

I don't see where I'm going wrong! Are my points bad or do hers match up well to mine Chris?

Looking at your points, they actually seem pretty good :lol: Gues JCap just matches up well to you :hug:

Just keep trying different strategies out against eachother and see which one works best!

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Yea Daniela!!

I think shes trying to get thet final she missed out on this time last year :lol:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 7th, 2008, 02:12 PM
:haha:

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 7th, 2008, 02:19 PM
Why was the draw changed when I sent certain points based on players i thought i would be playing. If players didnt send points their opponents shoulda just gotten walk overs. I may have still lost to Capriati but it's still isnt fair to completely change the draw this late.

dulkogii
Jul 7th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Salerni def. (3) Dulko
6-7(6) 6-2 6-4


Pitu !:hearts:

Pitu excellent job! Congrats Dulko :bounce:

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Why was the draw changed when I sent certain points based on players i thought i would be playing. If players didnt send points their opponents shoulda just gotten walk overs. I may have still lost to Capriati but it's still isnt fair to completely change the draw this late.

You would have lost to Capriati anyway. And if I didnt change draw, some players would have got to the QF without playign a match which is stupid.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:18 PM
QF and SF tom?

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:27 PM
QFs now!! :angel:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:34 PM
:bounce:

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Gold Coast QF


Safarova Vs. Golovin


Set 1

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




Set 2

1-0 Golovin
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




Set 3

1-0 Safarova
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
3-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-3 Golovin
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-3


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/671/0b48c58a10962299e83d2b064c6afe48-getty-77231519mn037_medibank_inte.jpg

Golovin def. Safarova 3-6 6-0 6-3


Nice fightback from Golovin here, down 3-0 in the final set. She seems hungry this week and moves one step closer to her title defense. Nice opening week for Safarova though

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Eww

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:43 PM
Golovin seems hungry??? Shes always hungry

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Gold Coast QF


Hantuchova Vs. Salerni


Set 1

1-0 Salerni
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




Set 2

1-0 Salerni
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Hantuchova
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




Set 3

1-0 Hantuchova
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


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/532/ce6a7299074e7ca4e1d3690f82e8cadf-getty-tennis-wta-aus-hantuchova.jpg

Hantuchova def. Salerni
1-6 6-1 6-0


Hantuchova was out of sorts in the first set, but once she settled down on the rebound ace, she powered her way past Salerni to book a meeting with Golovin in the semis.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:49 PM
WooHoo

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:50 PM
:sad: Tough draw, but at least I took a set off of Serena :lol:

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Gold Coast QF


(4) Olaru Vs. Kirilenko


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




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
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
5-5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-5 Olaru
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 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
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
6-3
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 Olaru
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-7
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
8-7 Kirilenko
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
9-7




Set 3

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
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 Kirilenko
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-3


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/633/8404422177e40196082bbd0beb6028ee-getty-tennis-aus-open-kirilenko.jpg

Kirilenko def. (4) Olaru
0-6 7-6(7) 6-3


What a match from Kirilenko!! Olaru will kick herself for not closing this one out. She was up a set and 5-2 and had 3 match points in the tiebreak. But all credit to Kirilenko for an amazing comeback, and she books a well-deserved spot in the semis - well done!

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Makiri:eek:

E.Dementieva_FAN
Jul 7th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Im going to send my points on Monday evening, wait me please

:rolleyes:

Why are you sooooo unfair, Chris? :rolleyes: I said that I will not be able to send points till Monday 12:00 PM. :rolleyes:
This game is really, really, really fast. :rolleyes: You should have let us to send new points. :rolleyes:

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 04:05 PM
Gold Coast QF

(5) Ivanovic Vs. (2) S.Williams


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
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
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 S.Williams
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7-5




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




Set 3

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


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3213/20060326_19_57108922rb018_nasdaq_100_op.jpg

(2) S.Williams def. (5) Ivanovic
7-5 0-6 6-0


Serena was very nearly the victim of Ivanovic's double bagel! But, she managed to fight back in the first set, recoering from a 5-1 defecit to grab the opener 7-5. She seemed to lose ehr way after fighting so hard in the first set, but recovered strongly in the decider to advance to the semis. Serena looks to be continuing her great from from the end of last season

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 04:07 PM
:rolleyes:

Why are you sooooo unfair, Chris? :rolleyes: I said that I will not be able to send points till Monday 12:00 PM. :rolleyes:
This game is really, really, really fast. :rolleyes: You should have let us to send new points. :rolleyes:

There has been a 4 or 5 day gap from the YEC so plenty of time to send points. I sent PMs and the deadline is usually 12pm anyway - sorry! Only a Tier II so not big points lost! :p

champion88
Jul 7th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Semis

Golovin Vs. Hantuchova
Kirilenko Vs. (2) S.Williams

dulkogii
Jul 7th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Hantuchova def. Salerni
1-6 6-1 6-0

good job danka

Slutati
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Tatiana in the SF:hearts: I guess she only plays well in Gold Coast :sobbing: Daniela again? :rolleyes: I never beat her :fiery:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Tatiana in the SF:hearts: I guess she only plays well in Gold Coast :sobbing: Daniela again? :rolleyes: I never beat her :fiery:

NOt in any game:tape::lol::help:

Slutati
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Bitch, i beat you in WSC once:ras: My only victory against you :rolls: What's up with that :(:fiery:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:41 PM
http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/1018674.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193CC300C081D9F470084BB7EAE8979B82E AC652285FB9A357DE30A760B0D811297
Rejuvenated Capriati Has Semi-Successful Season Opener

After a sub-par opening seaon, American Jennifer Capriati spent the off season working on fitness and training.

In her opening match, she scored a 6-3 6-3 straight sets win, before falling to World #2 Serena Williams in the next round.

"It felt good to be back out there and to get a solid win," said Capriati. Hopefully I can get some more in a row, and this whole winning thing can get more and more comfortable.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Bitch, i beat you in WSC once:ras: My only victory against you :rolls: What's up with that :(:fiery:

Hahhah you got lucky :lol:

You might beat me in this, Its my worse game:o

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Daniela Survives First set slip to win 11 games in a row
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/532/9956cbd2a2ec7e61b9bb21fc5cb1bbbc-getty-tennis-aus-atp-wta-hantuchova.jpg
Daniela after losing the first set to Maria Emilia Salerni, 6-1
Today in Gold Coaast Daniela Hantuchova made a wonderful combach that only OWTT could produce. Shje was playing against friend and Argentinian(I think), Maria Emilia Salerni. The match started of classic at one game a piece before Daniela was unable to regroup, losing the first set 6-1, Immediatly in the second Hantuchova was broken, and seemed out for sure. Salerni even gained a 40-0 score on her next game. Luckily Daniela leverled with an extraordinary five return winners in a row. Daniela hit blistering forehand and pummeling backhands and did not drop anotingr game that set taking it 6 to 1. The thrid set would be no different as Daniela was erlentless bageling her opponent 6-0.
"Im happy with my play and I know face one hit wonder defending champ Tatiana Golovin"

Fretchap
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:40 PM
Serena :D Good beginning to this new season :)

Fretchap
Jul 7th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Reena off to a good start

http://www.nydailynews.com/img/2008/01/18/amd_serena.jpg

A new season begins in OWTT, for a second time we are gonna play on rebound ace courts, a surface that suits the game of Serena Williams really well plus she likes playing on it so these conditions are good ones for Serena to keep on going on her awesome end of the last year season.

This week, we are in Gold Coast, a tournament that Tatiana Golovin won last year while Serena lost in second round. This year was different, Serena had a bye in first round as she is the second seed of this tournament and didn't choke her second round matc away.

She there faced her Amrican compatriot Jenifer Capriati, Serena was off to a good start in this match, she was hitting clean shots and putting lots of pressure on Capriati. She had a little letdown in the second set that she lost but ridiculized her opponent in the final set. Reena won 6-1 3-6 6-0.

The QF of Serena almost was a disaster, Ivanovic, who beat Serena in the round robin of the YEC, took a 1-5 lead but the Serb women got tight and started spraying almost all of her shots out and gave the set to Ree 7-5. Ivanovic quickly got over it and won the second set 0-6, but Ree also was plaesed to offer her a bagle in the final set and won the match 7-5 0-6 6-0.

When we announced to Serena she would play Maria Kirilenko in semifinal, the only thing she had to say about her was "Who's that girl?". Kirilenko upsetted Olaru in QF to offer herself the amaxing opportunity and experience of playing against the famous Serena Williams.

Droolv
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:06 PM
Nice job Tati :D

Fanastic week, Lucie :cool: Hopefully I'll have an impressive S2 :p

champion88
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:02 PM
Gold Coast SF


Golovin Vs. Hantuchova


Set 1

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




Set 2

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




Set 3

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


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/671/GYI0000591484081519_1024x768.jpg

Golovin def. Hantuchova
6-0 1-6 6-1


Topsy turvy match from these two, but Golovin really had Hantuchova on the ropes in the decider, and she cruises back into the Gold Coast final. Can she repeat her success of last year?

champion88
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Gold Coast SF


Kirilenko Vs. (2) S.Williams


Set 1

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
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5-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-0




Set 2

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




Set 3

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


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3499/serena_williams2.jpg

(2) S.Williams def. Kirilenko
6-0 3-6 6-2


Kirilenko has an impressive game, but she came up agaisnt red-hot Serena Williams, who was just a litle better in the decider. Can she stop Golovin from defending her title?

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Go Serena :rocker:

champion88
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Go Serena :rocker:

You should come back :angel:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:13 PM
You should come back :angel:

No.Thanks. :angel:

champion88
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:15 PM
:ras:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:16 PM
:nerner:


:p

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:16 PM
I don't want to be another Nathalie Dechy.:angel:

Uranium
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:17 PM
don't tak offense, Ben needs to worry about every other game on this board available that he plays:(

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:30 PM
:angel: Exactly.:worship:
I don't think there's another poster than me who has played more games and of course be committed as I could.:angel:

champion88
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Gold Coast Final


Golovin Vs. (2) S.Williams


Set 1

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




Set 2

1-0 Golovin
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
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5-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
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6-0




Set 3

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


http://cornedbeefhash.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/bausch-and-lomb-2007.jpg

Golovin def. (2) S.Williams
3-6 6-0 6-3


Huge congratulations to Golovin who retains her title here at Gold Coast, and she does it in style beating #2 seed Serena Williams in the final. It was a tight match in the end, with both getting a CT in the decider. Tati will be hoping for better fortunes than last season after she won Gold Coast!

Uranium
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:22 PM
:o

young_gunner913
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:24 PM
Tati won again. :haha: Bet nobody expected that. Good job. :yeah:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:28 PM
*throws up in mouth*

Uranium
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:29 PM
I am glad Serena lost, but at the same time extremely disturbed by the fact Tati won another tournament:o

Slutati
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:30 PM
:woohoo: Take that hating bitches:ras::devil:
Tati is a one court wonder :rolls: Iveta, Daniela TALK TO THE HAND. and thanks for not sending points for first round, Iveta:kiss:
So, I'm number 1 again...in race :angel:
THIS IS MY HOME!!!!!!!:rocker2:

Uranium
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:32 PM
I completely forgot to send points:o
but if i did send on time your ass would have lost in the first round:armed:

*Joey*
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Congrats Tati! :yeah:

Slutati
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:33 PM
yeah....like you beat me the last time :rolls::haha::lol:
Tatiana is so amazing, now i have 2 titles :woohoo::worship:

young_gunner913
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:35 PM
:lol: Tati :hug:

Slutati
Jul 8th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Golovin defends title

12 months ago in this very tournament in Gold Coast, Tatiana Golovin became the first ever winner in OWTT tour. After being injured for most of the last year, she started the new season with little expectations. “Yeah it was a pretty tough year for me, I was injured all the time and my results were kind of bad, so it’s definitely a nice feeling to win a title again”, said the happy Frenchwoman. The tournament was so much more special for her as she finally managed to beat Skinny Ass Hantuchova in the SF.

http://www.golovin-attitude.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/normal_NWS-090087.jpg
Tatiana and Serena shake hands after the final

A short interview with Tatiana.

Congrats, Tatiana. How does it feel to be number 1 (in race) again?
“Oh it feels great you know. I just got back up there where I should be, everyone knows it.”

Why do you think you play so well in this tournament?
“Well I would play amazingly well everywhere else too, if I wasn’t injured all the time. So yeah, everyone knows what I’m capable of doing when I’m fit and I proved it once again. Also, I just won the biggest let down award, so I was motivated to do well here to prove everyone wrong.”

You beat two players that give you the most trouble Hantuchova and Serena back to back. Any comment on that?
“Ummm, yeah it’s wonderful. I’m so happy I finally beat that skinny ass, she is such a bad player actually. I don’t understand how I ever lost to her, even though I was injured…I must’ve been high or something, because she is that bad. For real, she was crying everytime I hit a winner it was kinda hilarious (laughter). She told me at the net that I’m the best player she’s ever played against and I shouted this is my home right at her face (laughter). As for Serena, you know there’s not much you can say about her. She was obviously the best player last year, so she’s the second best now (laughter). I’m happy we played in the final and not in QF or a SF again. I was supposed to play Benesova in the first round, but the poor thing was so scared cuz of the last beat down she got from me, she called me the night before and was like “please can you go easy on me this time. You know you’re so much better than me, well everyone is. I just have a big mouth and an ugly face please let me win at least two games. I swear I’ll do anything.”(laughter). So pathetic, but that’s what she’s like. So yeah, I told her it’s not going to happen and the next thing I saw was her withdrawing from the tournament. It’s a shame really, cuz I was looking forward to trashing her again, but oh well I guess I’ll have to wait till next time.”


Vaidisova said she’d like to end your feud.
“Yeah, I heard. There’s definitely something weird about that. I don’t trust her. I’m ok with us not arguing and stuff, but the whole thing is still very suspicious. We’ll see what’s up I guess.”

What are your plans for the rest of the year?
“Oh just staying healthy I guess. Anyway I have to go now, I’m going to dinner with my good friends Timbaland, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba and many more. Oh and did you hear Serena’s new song with Pussycat Dolls? It’s the shit, I was just dancing to it last night. Here’s a picture of me dancing, I look hot right?
http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc219/5e4n/10mp0-1.jpg
Ok, bye now. Love you all.”

champion88
Jul 8th, 2008, 07:19 PM
:lol: Tati!! :yeah:

Fretchap
Jul 8th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Well done Tati :D Serena getting do near of world number 2 :)