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champion88
Jul 8th, 2008, 05:54 PM
SYDNEY


http://www.sydney-australia.biz/central/sydney.jpg


Defending Champion

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/591/hopmancup2008.jpg

Gisela Dulko


Last week saw Golovin defend her Gold Coast title. Can she take that momentum through here in Sydney? Big guns Dementieva and Peer begint heir season here and will be looking to do well. Big points up for grabs here at this Tier I stop, before the Australian Open next week!


Points to defend

Dulko- 350
Vaidisova- 225
Safina- 150
Capriati- 90
Ivanovic- 90
S.Williams- 90
Davenport- 40
Domachowska- 40
Dementieva- 40
Sharapova- 40
Kirilenko- 40
Golovin- 15
Safarova- 15
V.Williams- 15
Hingis- 15
Salerni- 15
Jankovic- 15
Peer- 15
Hantuchova- 15



(1) Dementieva Vs. (WC) Schnyder
Paszek Vs. Benesova
Domachowska Vs. Safina
Capriati Vs. (6) Peer
(5) Olaru Vs. (WC) Clijsters
Hantuchova Vs. Kirilenko
Safarova Vs. Golovin
(WC) Radwanska Vs. (4) Dulko

(3) S.Williams Vs. (WC) Wozniacki
Kournikova Vs. Tulyaganova
Kuznetsova Vs. Cornet
Rybarikova Vs. (8) Sharapova
(7) Ivanovic Vs. V.Williams
Davenport Vs. Jankovic
Hingis Vs. Salerni
(WC) Harkleroad Vs. (2) Vaidisova


POINTS DUE THURSDAY 12PM

champion88
Jul 8th, 2008, 05:55 PM
Dementieva, Peer, Paszek still have to send points for Season 2

Uranium
Jul 8th, 2008, 05:56 PM
they don't have to, Dementieva and Paszek shouldn't send and let Benesova save herself for the QF:)

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 8th, 2008, 05:58 PM
I was a semifinalist here on my debut.:hearts:

:angel:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 8th, 2008, 06:12 PM
Uh Olaru right around the corner, only ifI beat Kirilenko :o

Slutati
Jul 8th, 2008, 06:23 PM
World number 1 (in race) is here. Well i'm not really defending much for the rest of the year now, so Tati can relax a bit :yippee:

dulkogii
Jul 8th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Bad draw for me!:(

twight6
Jul 8th, 2008, 09:43 PM
Paszek will be sending points ;)

I forgot last week :help:

young_gunner913
Jul 8th, 2008, 10:03 PM
Peer will send new points soon.

champion88
Jul 9th, 2008, 01:58 AM
This is what the rankings look like if I take off all the points up to and including the French Open!! :devil:


1. Serena Williams - 1940
2. Elena Dementieva – 1775
3. Anna Kournikova – 1325
4. Jelena Jankovic - 1305
5. Nicole Vaidisova – 1220
6. Gisela Dulko - 1145
7. Ioana-Raluca Olaru – 1114
8. Maria Sharapova – 1060
9. Marta Domachowska – 1035
10. Ana Ivanovic – 1015
11. Tatiana Golovin – 1005
12. Dinara Safina - 935
13. Shahar Peer – 825
14. Alize Cornet – 768
15. Daniela Hantuchova – 620
15. Martina Hingis - 620
17. Lindsay Davenport – 615
18. Maria-Emilia Salerni – 575
19. Maria Kirilenko – 521
20. Iveta Benesova - 520
21. Lucie Safarova – 465
22. Svetlana Kuznetsova - 462
23. Jennifer Capriati – 340
24. Tamira Paszek - 335
25. Venus Williams – 160
26. Iroda Tulyaganova - 141
27. Magdalena Rybarikova - 75

*Joey*
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:11 AM
Anna #3. :hearts:
Hope it will be true one day! :sobbing:

E.Dementieva_FAN
Jul 9th, 2008, 06:25 PM
they don't have to, Dementieva and Paszek shouldn't send and let Benesova save herself for the QF:)

No. :hug: :angel:

Uranium
Jul 9th, 2008, 06:39 PM
bitch:ras:

;)

Fretchap
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Well Serena doesn't have too much to defend :) That's great :)

Buitenzorg
Jul 9th, 2008, 11:49 PM
Hingis is ready :p

Slutati
Jul 9th, 2008, 11:49 PM
she is always ready:sobbing::bigcry:, but in case you haven't noticed she kinda sucks:secret:

dulkogii
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:03 AM
No more doubles?

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:05 AM
No more doubles?

It took too long to combine points. Maybe will do if one of each pair will send points?

dulkogii
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:13 AM
Yes, of course No problem!

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 03:39 AM
Clijsters awarded WC - will face #5 Olaru
Radwanska awarded WC - will face #4 Dulko

:wavey:

Uranium
Jul 10th, 2008, 03:40 AM
can we start?:lol:

Droolv
Jul 10th, 2008, 03:41 AM
I can't wait to start :lol:

Go Lucie :D

:bounce:

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 03:42 AM
can we start?:lol:


No :ras:

Still 8 hours for points.


ALthough it is almost 4am here and I'm still not sleepy, so will probably end up sleeping way past 12pm tomorrow!! :o

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 03:58 AM
Wozniacki awarded a WC and will face #3 Serena

:wavey:

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 04:04 AM
Harkleroad awarded a WC and will face #2 Vaidisova

:wavey:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 10th, 2008, 04:12 AM
YAY! new people!

Did you PM?

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 04:17 AM
YAY! new people!

Did you PM?

I did indeed ;)

Wanted it back up to at least 32 people :)

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 10th, 2008, 04:42 AM
I did indeed ;)

Wanted it back up to at least 32 people :)

It works fairly well you get 5-10 people:lol:

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 05:36 AM
Schnyder returns, and is awarded WC to face #1 Dementieva in R32 ;)

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 10th, 2008, 05:38 AM
Congrats on your victory Ash. :lol: Nicole get ready for a nice ranking drop until Doha. :o
You have to defend a final here at Sydney, QF at the Australian Open, QF at Paris, and SF at Antwerp. :help:

Droolv
Jul 10th, 2008, 05:41 AM
Wow good advertising :eek: Plenty of new players :cool:

I only got 2 new "WTLers" today out of like 20 PMs :sad:

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 05:45 AM
Wow good advertising :eek: Plenty of new players :cool:

I only got 2 new "WTLers" today out of like 20 PMs :sad:

At least you already have more than 32 players though :p

Droolv
Jul 10th, 2008, 06:12 AM
Mainly because we don't retire people after 5 weeks or whatever ;)

This game deserves many more :bowdown:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 10th, 2008, 06:15 AM
Mainly because we don't retire people after 5 weeks or whatever ;)

This game deserves many more :bowdown:

WHat I did for EWTA was I gor people that were logged on and PM'd then and asked. we got 8 players!
Droolv3 you should get another player!:lol:

Droolv
Jul 10th, 2008, 06:19 AM
In EWTA? I'm thinking about retirement, I've really lost interest after the Aussie Open in EWTA :awww:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 10th, 2008, 06:34 AM
In EWTA? I'm thinking about retirement, I've really lost interest after the Aussie Open in EWTA :awww:

your number three and in the R16 of Rome :sad: It wiuld be a horrid loss for doubles. Makiri is so hot

Dave.
Jul 10th, 2008, 12:21 PM
ALthough it is almost 4am here and I'm still not sleepy, so will probably end up sleeping way past 12pm tomorrow!! :o

:o

wake up Chris :p

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 12:37 PM
I'm up :p

Results once collated :)

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 12:38 PM
No points from Peer or Paszek :fiery:

Capriati def. (6) Peer w/o
Benesova def. Paszek w/o

:rolleyes:

twight6
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:01 PM
No points from Peer or Paszek :fiery:

Capriati def. (6) Peer w/o
Benesova def. Paszek w/o

:rolleyes:

NOOOOO!!!!!!!!
SHIIIIIIITTTTTTTT!!!!

:smash:

:sad:

Dave.
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Fell asleep again? :p

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:34 PM
NOOOOO!!!!!!!!
SHIIIIIIITTTTTTTT!!!!

:smash:

:sad:

send now for AO before you forget!

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:34 PM
R32 coming up ;)

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Sydney R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/539/GYI0000538504072723_1024x768.jpg

(1) Dementieva def. (WC) Schnyder
7-6(3) 3-6 6-4

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Sydney R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/636/fullj_getty-76184553mh040_u_s_open_day_.jpg

Safina def. Domachowska
7-6(6) 3-6 6-1

*Joey*
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:37 PM
Demented! :)

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:37 PM
Sydney R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/508/full_getty-72115005wj168_australian_op_2_11_33_am.jpg

(5) Olaru def. (WC) Clijsters
6-2 6-1

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Sydney R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/532/GYI0000542053072901_1024x768.jpg

Kirilenko def. Hantuchova
6-2 2-6 6-3

*Joey*
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:38 PM
:eek: Dani. :hug:

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:39 PM
Sydney R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/671/full_getty-tennis-wta-atp-aus-golovin_11_44_39_pm.jpg

Safarova def. Golovin
7-5 0-6 7-5

CT affected :hug:

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:40 PM
Sydney R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/4c511ed3df02181788d84b9905370206-getty-78841312mb036_australian_op.jpg

(WC) Radwanska def. (4) Dulko
6-3 3-6 6-3
:eek:

Droolv
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:40 PM
:banana:

Good win over a tough opponent Lucie :bowdown:

Revenge from last week :lol:

Tati :hug: Unlucky with the CT :sad:

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:40 PM
Sydney R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3499/serena_williams_10.jpg

(3) S.Williams def. (WC) Wozniacki
6-1 2-6 6-3

*Joey*
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:41 PM
Tati :sad: :hug:

*Joey*
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:41 PM
Reena! :)

I will be mixed up with Wozniacki and Kournikova. :p

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:41 PM
Sydney R32


http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/976699.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193CC300C081D9F4700734CBDC91E29DEC3 87C421134D8231A8

Kournikova def. Tulyaganova
6-1 2-6 6-3

*Joey*
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:42 PM
Anna! :banana:
Same score as Reena! :eek: :p

Hope I'll beat her again! :armed:

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:42 PM
Sydney R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/614/20060819_02_71621713ms029_rogers_cup.jpg

Kuznetsova def. Cornet
0-6 6-0 6-4

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:43 PM
Dani back to losing ways:o

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:43 PM
Sydney R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/sharapova_usopen2005_08531.jpg

(8) Sharapova def. Rybarikova
0-6 6-4 6-1

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Sydney R32


http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/06gKac14eO7Dy/610x.jpg

(7) Ivanovic def. V.Williams
6-0 6-2

TatiNovic
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Good job Makiri!

Sorry Daniela

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Sydney R32


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

Jankovic def. Davenport
6-3 6-2

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:46 PM
Sydney R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/hingis10.jpg

Hingis def. Salerni
0-6 6-3 6-0

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:47 PM
Sydney R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/593/33dcfdf6f46358f42c9de181917bde60-getty-80740386jd166_french_open_r1.jpg

(2) Vaidisova def. (WC) Harkleroad
6-2 6-3

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:49 PM
R16 Draw

(1) Dementieva Vs. Benesova
Safina Vs. Capriati
(5) Olaru Vs. Kirilenko
Safarova Vs. (WC) Radwanska

(3) S.Williams Vs. Kournikova
Kuznetsova Vs. (8) Sharapova
(7) Ivanovic Vs. Jankovic
Hingis Vs. (2) Vaidisova


Defending champ Dulko out in R1!! :eek:

Dave.
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:50 PM
Linds :smash: these points were awful :help:

*Joey*
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:53 PM
Tough draw for me. :help: :p

Shafanovic.
Jul 10th, 2008, 01:59 PM
R16 coming too? :p You always do things so quickly!

Droolv
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:00 PM
R16 coming too? :p You always do things so quickly!

Which is awesome :worship:

Shafanovic.
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:01 PM
I know it is.. You're about to win in GMT droolv3.. Don't even need to send my last 2 sets :p

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:02 PM
once i find some good pics ;)

Shafanovic.
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Is one of them Sharapova winning? :angel:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Go VOTE IN GMT wimbledon!

Shafanovic.
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:26 PM
C'mon Maria!

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Sydney R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/516/ED21.jpg

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

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Sydney R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/504/1pic14.jpg

Safina def. Capriati
5-7 6-4 6-2

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Sydney R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/633/20060831_17_71674360rb007_2006_u_s_open.jpg

Kirilenko def. (5) Olaru
0-6 7-6(7) 6-3
same as last week :rolleyes:

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Sydney R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/49a0edc96a40e4ceebb54b10d197c389-getty-tennis-aus-open-radwanska.jpg

(WC) Radwanska def. Safarova
7-6(7) 6-1

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Sydney R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/8573101serena.jpg

(3) S.Williams def. Kournikova
6-0 1-6 7-6(8)

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Yeah Makiri TAKE THE TITLE!

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Sydney R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/sharapova_usopen2005_10321.jpg

Kuznetsova def. (8) Sharapova
6-4 5-7 6-4
CT affected :hug:

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Sydney R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/655/XRG111011002_1024x768.jpg

Jankovic def. (7) Ivanovic
6-4 7-5

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:43 PM
Sydney R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3197/72115005WJ101_Australian_Op012506_1024x768.jpg

Hingis def. (2) Vaidisova
3-6 6-3 6-4
CT Order affected :hug:

champion88
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:44 PM
QFs

(1) Dementieva Vs. Safina
Kirilenko Vs. (WC) Radwanska
(3) S.Williams Vs. Kuznetsova
Jankovic Vs. Hingis

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:44 PM
LOADS of CTS in Sydney :eek:

Droolv
Jul 10th, 2008, 02:51 PM
Lucie :hug: Nice start Aga :D

dulkogii
Jul 10th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Pitu!:(

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 10th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Another early loss. If I cant get a decent result in at least 2 of my next 5 events I will retire and focus on games where I can actually put together consecutive wins. This has gone from being my best game to one of my worse.

Chris, Sexy Lexy enjoyed taking out both your players in EWTA Rome.

Slutati
Jul 10th, 2008, 06:36 PM
I fucking hate cointosses :fiery::fiery::fiery:
And how on earth, does Serena win so much?:confused:

.Andrew.
Jul 10th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Patty is back. :wavey:

Though a first round loss to Lena, it was a very close match! :eek: :bounce:

Dave.
Jul 10th, 2008, 08:07 PM
Another early loss. If I cant get a decent result in at least 2 of my next 5 events I will retire and focus on games where I can actually put together consecutive wins. This has gone from being my best game to one of my worse.

Chris, Sexy Lexy enjoyed taking out both your players in EWTA Rome.

Why retire though? Plenty of others have had even worse runs but they still stay.

Fretchap
Jul 10th, 2008, 09:45 PM
I fucking hate cointosses :fiery::fiery::fiery:
And how on earth, does Serena win so much?:confused:

Well Ree is getting better and better under pressure :D

Buitenzorg
Jul 10th, 2008, 11:54 PM
HINGIS is freakin ready now! :bounce:

Congrats Winners ;)

champion88
Jul 11th, 2008, 12:09 AM
Sydney QF


(1) Dementieva Vs. Safina



Set 1

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




Set 2

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




Set 3

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


(1) Dementieva def. Safina
6-4 1-6 6-1


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/516/GYI0055239137070111_1024x768.jpg


Dementieva hung tight in the first set, to edge out Safina, which was crucial in the end. Dementieva was much stronger in the decider, and she moves on to the semsi in her first event of season 2!

champion88
Jul 11th, 2008, 12:16 AM
Sydney QF


Kirilenko Vs. (WC) Radwanska



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




Set 2

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




Set 3

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


Kirilenko def. (WC) Radwanska
2-6 6-3 6-3


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/633/6a0e82f9fff6ccc821f670ffbacc6a10-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg


Nice recovery from Makiri here. DOwn a set and 3-0 in both the 2nd and 3rd sets, she battles her way into her second semi in as many events. She is looking very strong early on this season. Nice debut from Radwanska though :)

champion88
Jul 11th, 2008, 12:23 AM
Sydney QF


(3) S.Williams Vs. Kuznetsova



Set 1

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




Set 2

1-0 Kuznetsova
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
X
4-0
X
X
X
X
X
X
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5-0
X
X
X
X
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X
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6-0




Set 3

1-0 S.Williams
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1-1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2-1 Kuznetsova
X
X
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X
X
X
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2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 S.Williams
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*


(3) S.Williams def. Kuznetsova
6-0 0-6 6-3


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


Neither player was settled until the 3rd set, which saw some stunning exchanges. Very tight decider, with 1 CT each, but Serena is just playing such great tennis nowadays, and she moves into yet another semi. Well done :) - Encouraging signs from Kuzy.

champion88
Jul 11th, 2008, 12:27 AM
Sydney QF


Jankovic Vs. Hingis



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




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
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 Jankovic
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
4-4
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-4 Hingis
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. Hingis
6-0 7-5


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/655/0afb99328715f6f64b4dd1658484b9fe-getty-77848969rb025_pacific_life_.jpg


Jankovic seems to have found her form from the US hardcourt season, as she overturns an early second set lead from Hingis, to send her packing in straight sets. She moves on to the semis to face red-hot Serena.

champion88
Jul 11th, 2008, 12:28 AM
Semis

(1) Dementieva Vs. Kirilenko
(3) S.Williams Vs. Jankovic

SOA_MC
Jul 11th, 2008, 12:30 AM
:(Oh well if I'm going to lose to anyone it might as well be Kirilenko:hearts:

Fretchap
Jul 11th, 2008, 01:26 AM
Serena :bounce: Hingis :lol: She will never be ready!

Buitenzorg
Jul 11th, 2008, 02:12 AM
Hingis :mad: oh well

*Joey*
Jul 11th, 2008, 03:18 AM
Can I have my livescore against Rena please!!! :D

Fretchap
Jul 11th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Serena keeps impressing

http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/19/serena_gallery__470x305.jpg
Serena hits a smash on match point against Anna Kournikova

Even if Serena Williams went down in a final last week, she's full of confidence and keeps playing really great tennis since many weeks in a row and that's a good sign for the upcoming Grand Slam in Melbourne. Serena Williams dismissed some of the best rising stars of the OWTT this week, beating Caroline Wozniacki, Anna Kournikova and Svetlana Kuznetsova to get to the SFs.

Her toughest match definitely was against the Russian Beauty, Anna Kournikova, who brought her to a third set tie breaker in which Serena prevailed but not easily at all. Serena said after this match, "I had many up and downs today, I had difficulties finding my rythm. Anna's strategy was kinda frustrating, she was returning every ball and making nothing exceptional, she was just pushing everything back, I was the one who decided what the point would look like" Serena Williams looked really pumped up to know she could win these tight battles and stay cool in what should be nerve racking moments and wants the title more than anyone in this tournament.

champion88
Jul 11th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Sydney SF


(1) Dementieva Vs. Kirilenko



Set 1

1-0 Dementieva
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




Set 2

1-0 Dementieva
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




Set 3

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


(1) Dementieva def. Kiriklenko
6-1 3-6 6-4


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/633/XSG101042008_1024x768.jpg


Good match between these two. Dementieva dominated the opener but then it was a really tight and tense affair. Dementieva is looking strong as ever, but Makiri makes another semi and will be one to watch in Melbourne :)

young_gunner913
Jul 11th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Lena :worship::hearts:

champion88
Jul 11th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Sydney SF


(3) S.Williams Vs. Jankovic



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 S.Williams
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




Set 2

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


Jankovic def. (3) S.Williams
6-4 6-2


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/76408.jpg


Serena seemed a little tired in this match. After losing the first set she faded away, which is unlike Serena. Jankovic played a great match though and goes on to face #1 Dementieva in the final :)

young_gunner913
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Serena. :sad:

Oh well, you've won enough. :lol:

champion88
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Final coming up ;)

champion88
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Sydney Final


(1) Dementieva Vs. Jankovic



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
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
4-3
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
5-3*
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
6-3




Set 2

1-0 Dementieva
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
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


Jankovic def. (1) Dementieva
6-3 6-1


http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0gOo5nXf228m6/340x.jpg


Congratulations to Jelena Jankovic who wins her 4th OWTT title, adding to titles last season in Stanford, LA and Tokyo. She did it in some style, demolishing the #3 and #1 seeds in back-to-back matches. She will be a huge threat in Melbourne next week.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Is Hashim JJ???

champion88
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Is Hashim JJ???

Yup ;)

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Grats Hashim :eek:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Jelena will lose before quarterfinals in AO.:)

Uranium
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:37 PM
why do you keep coming here?:ras:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Why can't I?:nerner:

Fretchap
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:00 PM
Congrats to the ballbasher :bigclap: :o

E.Dementieva_FAN
Jul 11th, 2008, 10:09 PM
JJ :yawn:

GracefulVenus
Jul 12th, 2008, 12:24 AM
I really need to retire from this game! I really suck!

champion88
Jul 12th, 2008, 04:13 AM
I really need to retire from this game! I really suck!

Everybody knows Ana hits big, and you, in no way, adapted your strategy for this. People have to scout their opponenets and change points in order to succeed in this game :o

Hashim.
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:37 AM
:hearts: