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champion88
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:47 PM
AUSTRALIAN OPEN


http://www.livingedgerental.com.au/images/AO-Grand-Slam-Asia-Pacific8_000.jpg


Welcome to Melbourne for the first Grand Slam of Season 2!! The frontrunners in Season 2 so far seem to be Jelena Jankovic, Elena Dementieva, Serena Williams and Maria Kirilenko? Will one of these 4 walk away with their first Grand Slam, or will the old guard of Dulko, Vaidisova and Peer find their form? Or can one of our newcomers spring a surprise?


Qualifying

Q1. Rybarikova Vs. (WC) Dechy
Q2. Harkleroad Vs. (WC) Shaughnessy
Q3. Clijsters Vs. (WC) Sanchez-Lorenzo
Q4. Wozniacki Vs. (WC) Tanasugarn


Main Draw

(1) Dementieva Vs. Q1
V.Williams Vs. (12) Golovin
(11) Safina Vs. Kuznetsova
Radwanska Vs. (5) Dulko
(6) Peer Vs. Q2
Schnyder Vs. (9) Sharapova
(13) Domachowska Vs. Q3
Tulyaganova Vs. (4) Olaru

(3) Vaidisova Vs. Paszek
Hantuchova Vs. (10) Davenport
(15) Hingis Vs. Cornet
Kirilenko Vs. (7) Jankovic
(8) Ivanovic Vs. Salerni
Capriati Vs. (14) Kournikova
(16) Safarova Vs. Q4
Benesova Vs. (2) S.Williams


Predictions

QF

(1) Dementieva def. (11) Safina
(6) Peer def. (4) Olaru
(3) Vaidisova def. Kirilenko
(2) S.Williams def. (14) Kournikova

SF

(1) Dementieva def. (6) Peer
(2) S.Williams def. (3) Vaidisova

Champion

(1) Dementieva



Points Due Sunday 12pm!! Good luck!

champion88
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:48 PM
*** I am going to Spain on Tuesday for 10 days, so will try and finish this tournament and get the next thread up before I go, but no promises :angel:

champion88
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:48 PM
Jankovic Vs. Kirilenko 1st round :eek:

Uranium
Jul 11th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Iveta is gonna whoop Serena's ass:armed:

SOA_MC
Jul 12th, 2008, 01:08 PM
Dulko first round again:rolleyes: Get ready for another first round defeat by me:p

dulkogii
Jul 12th, 2008, 04:29 PM
With Ivanovic":(

young_gunner913
Jul 12th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Iveta vs. Serena :spit::haha:

champion88
Jul 12th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Iveta vs. Serena :spit::haha:

send your points!!! :fiery:

young_gunner913
Jul 12th, 2008, 05:28 PM
send your points!!! :fiery:

:bolt:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 12th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Is that an 'indication' that Iveta will lose to Serena if Iveta doesn't send new points?:angel:

champion88
Jul 12th, 2008, 05:35 PM
No that was me telling Peer to send her points as she forgot last 2 weeks :lol:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 12th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Oh, sorry.:o I thought younggunner is Iveta's coach.
Uranium is Iveta's coach.;)
I always confuse with both younggunner and Uranium.:o Both have Venus avy.:rolleyes: ;)

Uranium
Jul 12th, 2008, 05:41 PM
Oh, sorry.:o I thought younggunner is Iveta's coach.
Uranium is Iveta's coach.;)
I always confuse with both younggunner and Uranium.:o Both have Venus avy.:rolleyes: ;)

i have a banner too:p

young_gunner913
Jul 12th, 2008, 06:18 PM
Oh, sorry.:o I thought younggunner is Iveta's coach.
Uranium is Iveta's coach.;)
I always confuse with both younggunner and Uranium.:o Both have Venus avy.:rolleyes: ;)

i have a banner too:p

:ras: It wont let me have a banner. :sobbing:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 12th, 2008, 06:25 PM
Because Uranium is richer than young_gunner.:p

young_gunner913
Jul 12th, 2008, 06:29 PM
Because Uranium is richer than young_gunner.:p

I can thank college for that. :sobbing:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 12th, 2008, 06:41 PM
:awww: :hug:

young_gunner913
Jul 12th, 2008, 07:33 PM
:awww: :hug:

It's okay. :hug: I still have 78 cents in my piggy bank. :)

champion88
Jul 12th, 2008, 08:17 PM
I have singles and mixed doubles finals to play tomorrow, so results won't e until the evening. But points due (Peer!!!!) by 12pm still :)

Fretchap
Jul 13th, 2008, 03:50 AM
Good Luck everybody, (well I don't wish good luck to everybody, it's just to look nice) but Serena doesn't need luck to win, I'm anxious to see Iveta bow out in first round :) Bye Bye Ugly No Ass Little Biatch :wavey:

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 13th, 2008, 08:29 AM
Nicole please win two matches and defend your points. You can lose after that :lol:

Uranium
Jul 13th, 2008, 05:36 PM
I forgot to send new points:(

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 13th, 2008, 05:41 PM
:banana:

young_gunner913
Jul 13th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Shahar's first tournament back. :hearts:

Uranium
Jul 13th, 2008, 06:10 PM
Good Luck everybody, (well I don't wish good luck to everybody, it's just to look nice) but Serena doesn't need luck to win, I'm anxious to see Iveta bow out in first round :) Bye Bye Ugly No Ass Little Biatch :wavey:

I plan to take your ass out, I won't go down without a fight:armed:

SOA_MC
Jul 13th, 2008, 10:33 PM
I have singles and mixed doubles finals to play tomorrow, so results won't e until the evening. But points due (Peer!!!!) by 12pm still :)

So no match results tonight:shrug:

Fretchap
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:40 AM
results?

Buitenzorg
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:40 AM
C'mon HINGIS!

Uranium
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:40 AM
results?

are you that anxious to lose?

Fretchap
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:46 AM
are you that anxious to lose to destroy the face of Ugly Iveta?

Yup

Uranium
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:53 AM
YupNo, but I am ready to eat some bagels from the ass kicking Iveta will give me:lick:
Fixed it:)

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Hey guys - sorry I didn't do results last night - I was pretty dead after my finals.

Lost the singles 6-7(4) 7-5 7-6(6) in over 3 hours :( - everything that could have went wrong did! Up a set and 2-0 my strings break, get my spare out and on the NEXT point they break too, so I'm stuck playing with my racquet from 4 years ago which is completely different and I hate it. My knee gave way so couldn't push off to serve or run very well. Got cramp in my arm which caused my fingerto lock down on the racquet. Got a warning when a ball fell out my pocket, and then happened 3 other times so got point penalties, so ended up playing with one bal at a time. Soooooooo annoyed - if I had my proper racquet and wasn't injured it was my match!!

But returned hour and a half later to beat the #1s and 4-time defending champions in the mixed doubles 7-5 1-6 6-4, so a bit of a consolation for the singles!! :)

Sorry for the rant :lol: - results coming once calculated :angel:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Australian Open : Qualifying


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/541/3b84bcb2e49f5d1905fa0dcced8f4a7e-getty-81096384mw108_the_champions.jpg

(WC) Dechy def. Rybarikova
5-7 6-2 6-0

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:47 PM
Australian Open : Qualifying


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/593/fcd2bfef39f2e80e6e0c57d62f4553d9-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros-williams-harkleroad.jpg

Harkleroad def. (WC) Shaughnessy
2-6 6-3 6-1

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:48 PM
Australian Open : Qualifying


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/686/full_getty-ten-us_open-sanchez_4_36_02_pm.jpg

(WC) Sanchez-Lorenzo def. Clijsters
6-4 2-6 6-1

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Australian Open : Qualifying


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/500/6c000b467a1557847fc9f3e45951d11e-getty-tennis-wta-tha-pol.jpg

(WC) Tanasugarn def. Wozniacki
7-6(6) 2-6 11-9

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:50 PM
R32 coming up ;)

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:52 PM
Australian Open : R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/541/XFC101051510_1024x768.jpg

(QWC) Dechy def. (1) Dementieva
6-1 6-0
:eek: :eek: :eek:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Australian Open : R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/671/95b9b9626a7c0a2cfe40a6ac0eea8508-getty-tennis-aus-hopman.jpg

(12) Golovin def. V.Williams
6-0 0-6 6-2

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:54 PM
Australian Open : R32


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Kuznetsova def. (11) Safina
2-6 6-4 6-0

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Australian Open : R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/591/dulko232.jpg

(5) Dulko def. Radwanska
6-2 0-6 6-3

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:58 PM
Australian Open : R32


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(Q) Harkleroad def. (6) Peer
0-6 6-2 6-2
:eek: :eek: :eek:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 12:59 PM
Australian Open : R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/594/ALT133051616_1024x768.jpg

Schnyder def. (9) Sharapova
6-4 1-6 7-5
:eek: :eek: :eek:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:01 PM
Australian Open : R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/658/21239312307lorenzo.jpg

(QWC) Sanchez-Lorenzo def. (13) Domachowska
0-6 6-4 6-2
:eek: :eek: :eek:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:02 PM
Australian Open : R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/fullj_getty-tennis-atp-chn-olaru.jpg

(4) Olaru def. Tulyaganova
6-4 0-6 6-0

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:03 PM
Australian Open : R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3197/XWIM178063010_1024x768.jpg

(3) Vaidisova def. Paszek
6-0 1-6 6-2

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Australian Open : R32


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(10) Davenport def. Hantuchova
6-2 1-6 6-3

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:06 PM
Australian Open : R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/523/f52ea022c0c65b4095ad89c49d2521ec-getty-tennis-wta-ita-chakvetadze-cornet.jpg

Cornet def. (15) Hingis
7-5 7-5

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:08 PM
Australian Open : R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/655/1175e74a3a182dd501b81c7b3b499121-getty-tennis-aus-hopman.jpg

Kirilenko def. (7) Jankovic
0-6 6-4 6-2
:eek: :eek: :eek:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:10 PM
Australian Open : R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3213/86e5ceba50c70aec8c9c9884c6f2ff70-getty-77848963rb087_pacific_life_.jpg

(8) Ivanovic def. Salerni
6-0 7-5

*Joey*
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:12 PM
:eek:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Australian Open : R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/504/21238931217capriati.jpg

(14) Kournikova def. Capriati
1-6 6-2 6-3

*Joey*
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Anna! :woohoo: :bounce:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:14 PM
Australian Open : R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3288/PER135010407_1024x768.jpg

(16) Safarova def. (QWC) Tanasugarn
7-6(15) 1-6 6-0

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Australian Open : R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/AussieChamp9.jpg

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

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:18 PM
R16 Draw

(QWC) Dechy Vs. (12) Golovin
Kuznetsova Vs. (5) Dulko
Harkleroad Vs. Schnyder
(QWC) Sanchez-Lorenzo Vs. (4) Olaru

(3) Vaidisova Vs. (10) Davenport
Cornet Vs. Kirilenko
(8) Ivanovic Vs. (14) Kournikova
(16) Safarova Vs. (2) S.Williams

*Joey*
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:20 PM
Ivanovic next! :unsure: :scared:

Alize! :eek: :yeah: :banana:

Droolv
Jul 14th, 2008, 01:40 PM
:woohoo:

Nice win Lucie :yeah: Good luck against Serena :scared: :armed:

IanRadi
Jul 14th, 2008, 02:27 PM
Meghann :sobbing:

You see, I can't win even a single match :fiery:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 14th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Iveta :haha:

Like I said, Jelena will lose before semis.:)

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 03:44 PM
R16 coming ;)

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Australian Open : R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/671/fullj_getty-tennis-wta-antwerp-diamond-games_4_04_15_pm.jpg

(QWC) Dechy def. (12) Golovin
6-2 6-0

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Australian Open : R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/614/20070903_17_gyi0000650732.jpg

Kuznetsova def. (5) Dulko
0-6 6-0 6-3
:eek: :eek: :eek:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Australian Open : R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/593/20080330_18_gyi0051672892.jpg

Schnyder def. (Q) Harkleroad
6-3 2-6 7-5

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Australian Open : R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/20070829_19_gyi0000631795.jpg

(4) Olaru def. (QWC) Sanchez-Lorenzo
6-0 2-6 7-5

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Australian Open : R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/507/7977870davenport.jpg

(10) Davenport def. (3) Vaidisova
7-6(5) 6-0
:eek: :eek: :eek:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Australian Open : R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/523/AJM107051713_1024x768.jpg

Cornet def. Kirilenko
6-0 2-6 6-2

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Australian Open : R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3213/GYI0055216025062715_1024x768.jpg

(14) Kournikova def. (8) Ivanovic
0-6 7-5 6-1

DavenportForever
Jul 14th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Oh no ! I lose finalist points :(

Congratz Kournikova !

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Australian Open : R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/AussieChamp8.jpg

(2) S.Williams def. (16) Safarova
7-6(5) 6-0

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 03:59 PM
QFs

(QWC) Dechy Vs. Kuznetsova
Schnyder Vs. (4) Olaru
(10) Davenport Vs. Cornet
(14) Kournikova Vs. (2) S.Williams

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 14th, 2008, 04:02 PM
:haha: What a big joke!:rolls:

IceHock
Jul 14th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Wow keep goin Kuzy although Dechy is steamrolling opponents.

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 14th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Nicole Vaidisova would like to officially announce her retirement.

.Andrew.
Jul 14th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Allez Patty. :woohoo:
Quarterfinals here we come. :rocker2:
Disappointing I have to face Raluca. :( I always lose to her. :tape: :lol:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Bye Nicole

:wavey:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 14th, 2008, 04:51 PM
I love how Nicole retires from OWTT yet still promotes the game in her sig.:haha: :p

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 14th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Alize win the whole thing.

patch.
Jul 14th, 2008, 07:09 PM
Nicole Vaidisova would like to officially announce her retirement.

:yawn:

Olaru :D hopefully finally top 3 after this event :bounce: would be great to win the GS Im not defending any points at

young_gunner913
Jul 14th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Shahar. :sobbing: I just dont know what to do anymore.

Slutati
Jul 14th, 2008, 08:55 PM
Nicole :wavey:

Oh great, another ballbashing bitch on the tour. Dechy :fiery::fiery:. I hope you die :)

Fretchap
Jul 14th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Ivetass whooped :)

*Joey*
Jul 14th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Anna! :cool: :hearts:

But Serena is next and I lost against her this season. :scared: :sad:

Droolv
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:04 PM
Lucie :hug: Bad luck :sad:

Serena :yeah:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:06 PM
Hey guys I'm off to Spain tomorrow, so will rush through this tournament. Will only be live score for the final coz I don't have time from the QF onwards - sorry!!

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Australian Open : QF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/541/XWIM317062514_1024x768.jpg

Kuznetsova def. (QWC) Dechy
0-6 6-3 6-1

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:10 PM
Australian Open : QF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/539/12003-ausopen32.jpg

(4) Olaru def. Schnyder
6-2 2-6 6-2

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:12 PM
Australian Open : QF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/507/8589319davenport.jpg

Cornet def. (10) Davenport
7-6(14) 0-6 6-3

Fretchap
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:22 PM
Where is the most interesting QF?

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Australian Open : QF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/Serena_LA1.png

(14) Kournikova def. (2) S.Williams
1-6 7-5 6-0
:eek: :eek: :eek:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Semis

Kuznetsova Vs. (4) Olaru
Cornet Vs. (14) Kournikova

Fretchap
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Anna :bigclap: :sad:

Uranium
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Ding Dong the Bitch is Gone, which Bitch, the Fat Bitch:angel:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Semis coming ;)

Fretchap
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:28 PM
Ding Dong the Bitch is Gone, which Bitch, the Fat Bitch:angel:

Wait, who won ONLY 3 LITTLE games against Ree in first round? I remember, No Booty Iveta!

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Australian Open : SF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/614/21237472768kuznetsova.jpg

Kuznetsova def. (4) Olaru
0-6 6-0 6-3
:eek: :eek: :eek:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:31 PM
Australian Open : SF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/523/4991e660714d8008cec06f8074fe5dcd-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg

Cornet def. (14) Kournikova
6-2 1-6 6-1
:eek: :eek: :eek:

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:32 PM
Final

Kuznetsova Vs. Cornet :eek:

Uranium
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:36 PM
Wait, who won ONLY 3 LITTLE games against Ree in first round? I remember, No Booty Iveta!

Iveta is injured:(

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Final coming too :p

Fretchap
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:41 PM
Iveta is injured:(

And she was injured also the other times she lost to Ree? Get over it, Iveta sucks :D

champion88
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:42 PM
Australian Open : Final


Kuznetsova Vs. Cornet


Set 1

1-0 Cornet
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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


Set 2

1-0 Kuznetsova
X
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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


Set 3

1-0 Cornet
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1-1
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2-1 Kuznetsova
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3-1
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4-1
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4-2
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4-3
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4-4
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5-4 Cornet
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5-5
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6-5 Cornet
X
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7-5


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Cornet def. Kuznetsova 6-0 0-6 7-5


Congratulations to Alize Cornet on her first Grand Slam, and her first OWTT title in general - what a time to win it! She makes up for her disappointment from last season's US Open final here, with a tight win in the decider over Kuznetsova who has also had a career-best week.

*Joey*
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Thought I was going to win the title when I beat Reena. :sad:

:sobbing:

*Joey*
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Congrats alize. :yeah:
I hope you are out of your slump! :)

Slutati
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:56 PM
wow, now that's embarrassing :o:o:o cornet winning a grand slam: the day tennis died. RIP :sad:

.Andrew.
Jul 15th, 2008, 02:28 AM
Congrats, Alize. :kiss: :worship:
QF is still a good result for Patty in her comeback. :) Though I can just NEVER beat Raluca. :o

Dave.
Jul 15th, 2008, 03:35 AM
QF was more than I expected from Linds but why why why did she have to lose to Alize? :o

oh well..congrats Cornet :rolleyes: :p

Have fun in Spain Chris :wavey:

Nicole, it's a shame you're past it now :) These girls are too fit and strong for you to cope :hug:

patch.
Jul 15th, 2008, 07:55 AM
wont get another chance like that :o
congrats Cornet :bigclap:

Sean.
Jul 16th, 2008, 02:15 AM
:woohoo: Sorry I've been really busy of late!

What a way to come out of a slump :bounce:

:armed: Bring it on bitches!

Uranium
Jul 16th, 2008, 03:05 AM
Cornball winning is a travesty to the tour:(

Sean.
Jul 16th, 2008, 10:30 AM
Don't worry Benesova. I'm sure you'll win a Tier IV maybe, possibly sometime. Or perhaps not :devil:

Hashim.
Jul 16th, 2008, 01:44 PM
OMG:speakles:
Alize welldone and congrats:yeah::bowdown:

JJ:help::lol: i have only made 1 qf in 5 GS:sobbing:

*Joey*
Jul 21st, 2008, 12:31 AM
we are waiting for Alize's article. :angel: :p

Sean.
Jul 21st, 2008, 12:53 AM
Ok. I'll write one

Sean.
Jul 23rd, 2008, 03:05 AM
Cornet Kicks some Major Ass
A Winner’s Story

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When French youngster Alize Cornet arrived in Melbourne her spirit was not high. A string of 1st round losses after her defeat in the USO final to Marta Domachowska lead to a lack of confidence in her game.

‘Yes it was tough no-one likes loosing. When I first came onto the tour I was full of energy and hope but then my devastating choke against Tatiana and my crushing loss to Makiri really knocked my confidence It was really hard to make that huge run at the USO and then not win a match I though I should have.’

‘Other players soon noticed that I wasn’t winning tournaments and were soon to pick up on my fragile state of mind. Two players in particular really saw their chance to break my spirit I’m not going to mention their names because one has a child and the other is trying to launch a clothes line, which is her name backward, and negative media would not do them good.’

‘I’m not going to lie these players made me feel to bad I considered retiring. My good friend, Nicole Vaidisova, and I seriously talked about retiring together, as I know she wanted to move onto different things on her life AO was supposed to be our last tournament so I decided to just give it everything I had and go out with a bang.

Well you can see the irony – there is no way I’m going anywhere now. That extra motivation was all I needed to bring out my full potential.


Cornet def. Hingis, 7-5 7-5

When I first found out I’d drawn Martina I wasn’t sure about how I felt. It is better than drawing perhaps the #1 seed but not as good as getting a qualifier to warm-up against. Martina is a player that can really dominate you if you’re not feeling great about your game. So I really had to fight and it was a great match. Neither of us are ball bashers or hit the ball very hard so the variety in the game was incredible. I had to think, shot select and move all the time. Winning this really gave me a confidence boost.


Cornet def. Kirilenko, 6-0 2-6 6-2

In many ways this was a perfect match for me. I was so scared about playing Maria again. Despite the fact I won our last match I will never forget the thrashing she gave me in our 1st meeting. Winning the first set 6-0 was a massive boost. Maybe she wasn’t playing her best I don’t know. I think I was just more ready after my battle with Martina. This win allowed me to put a lot of stuff that’s happened in the past behind me and look forward to the real Cornet who will be a force on the tour.


Cornet def. Davenport, 7-6(14) 0-6 6-3

I’m sorry but why on earth is Lindsay seeded she doesn’t deserve to be. This is Women’s tennis not Granny’s! She should be home caring for her fat blob son. This match was not as close as the score looked I was just put off by the creaking her ancient bones made whenever she moved – which admittedly wasn’t very often. Her tactics were atrocious too, she knew I was the better player so tried every tick in the book to put me off, but I blocked the squeaking, screaming and streaking to win this. I hope I didn’t make her late for bongo!


Cornet def. Kournikova, 6-2 1-6 6-1

This was really a great match with most games going to multiple deuces. The momentum clearly swung though and I just had that bit more in the tank at the end She really does have all the shots though and will be a real threat on the tour this year. In many ways she reminds me of my old friend Caroline Wozniaki, I hope we too will be friends and she will stay from the bullies. I hope we can play again soon I don’t think this match really was as good as it could potentially have been. There will be no ball bashing here – Serena, Lindsay take notes!


Cornet def. Kuznetsova, 6-0 0-6 7-5

This was my second slam final and I know how much it hurt when I didn’t win last time. The further you go the harder it is to loose. Unfortunately I was playing a girl who has beaten me several times before. Thus it was important that I got off to a good start and I did. But she came back really strong there was not much I could do in the second set she played some seriously amazing tennis. In the third I found a gear I have never reached before shots I could previously only dream of went in again and again and I realised fully how well I can play IN the end I think my experience made the difference and I managed to pull through. It was the best feeling ever!

*Joey*
Jul 23rd, 2008, 11:49 PM
Great article Alize! :)
Really happy for you and hope you will be a threat this season! :hug: :yeah: