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champion88
Sep 3rd, 2008, 04:11 PM
Los Angeles


http://www.iiclosangeles.esteri.it/NR/rdonlyres/C83C4FE1-D329-4BED-A69D-AFBA73ECE650/2519/losangeles2.jpg


Welcome to Los Angeles, California for this week's stop. Last week saw Daniela Hantuchova crowned as champion, adding to her Wimbledon title. Can she continue her 11 match win streak here? The top seeds seem to be struggling for form at the moment. Can they reaffirm their positions this week?


Defending Champion : Jelena Jankovic

http://bollygossips.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/jankovic-photos.jpg


Points to Defend

Jankovic – 250
Safina - 90
Vaidisova - 90
Golovin - 50
Hantuchova - 50
Hingis - 50
Peer – 50
Dementieva - 25
Ivanovic - 25
Dulko - 25
S.Williams - 25
Domachowska – 25
Davenport - 10
Sharapova - 10
Paszek - 10
Schnyder - 10
Capriati - 10
Olaru - 10
Salerni - 10
Kournikova - 10
Kirilenko - 10
Benesova - 10
Safarova – 10
Kuznetsova - 1
Cornet - 1


Draw

(1) S.Williams Vs. Bye
Schiavone Vs. Schnyder
Seles Vs. Salerni
Bye Vs. (16) Hingis
(14) Ivanovic Vs. Bye
Tanasugarn Vs. (PC) Mauresmo
Kirilenko Vs. Sharapova
Bye Vs. (6) Hantuchova

(7) Jankovic Vs. Bye
Dechy Vs. (PC) Pennetta
Groenefeld Vs. V.Williams
Bye Vs. (13) Davenport
(15) Safarova Vs. Bye
(PC) Zvonareva Vs. Shaughnessy
Larcher-de-Brito Vs. Domachowska
Bye Vs. (3) Olaru

(4) Cornet Vs. Bye
Benesova Vs. Pivovarova
Henin Vs. Sanchez-Lorenzo
Bye Vs. (11) Kournikova
(10) Dulko Vs. Bye
Craybas Vs. Clijsters
Tulyaganova Vs. Radwanska
Bye Vs. (5) Dementieva

(8) Kuznetsova Vs. Bye
(PC) Molik Vs. Wickmayer
Harkleroad Vs. Paszek
Bye Vs. (9) Golovin
(12) Vaidisova Vs. Bye
Rybarikova Vs. Peer
Wozniacki Vs. Capriati
Bye Vs. (2) Safina


POINTS DUE FRIDAY 12PM

Daniela-Is-Mine
Sep 3rd, 2008, 05:09 PM
Serena in my Quarter :o

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:08 PM
Time is up!!

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:11 PM
R64


Schiavone def. Schnyder 6-0 6-0

Seles def. Salerni 7-5 6-2

(PC) Mauresmo def. Tanasugarn 7-6(5) 2-6 6-3

Sharapova def. Kirilenko 6-1 6-3

Dechy def. (PC) Pennetta 4-6 6-4 6-4

V.Williams def. Groenefeld 6-0 0-6 6-0

(PC) Zvonareva def. Shaughnessy 5-7 7-5* 7-5

Domachowska def. Larcher-de-Brito 6-0 6-0

Benesova def. Pivovarova 0-6 6-0 6-3

Henin def. Sanchez-Lorenzo 2-6 6-2 7-6(5)

Clijsters def. Craybas 0-6 6-4 6-2

Radwanska def. Tulyaganova 6-0 4-6 6-4*

Wickmayer def. (PC) Molik 6-0 6-2

Harkleroad def. Paszek 6-2 6-4

Rybarikova def. Peer 6-1 6-0

Capriati def. Wozniacki 6-0 1-6 6-2

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/21237446600serena.jpg

(1) S.Williams def. Schiavone
7-5 0-6 6-0

.Andrew.
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Franny is such a ballbasher. :help:

I didn't even have an idea that there was a new thread! I thought that your last post was the new thread. :help: I was going to send new strokes seeing Franny in my draw. :help:

Oh well. Congrats to her. :)

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/509/1mselpic25.jpg

Seles def. (16) Hingis
6-0 6-4

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3213/3e18730af0dc56bc258faa2b01365c1d-getty-77849005mh078_u_s_open_day_.jpg

(14) Ivanovic def. (PC) Mauresmo
6-2 6-2

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:36 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/594/USO221083020_1024x768.jpg

Sharapova def. (6) Hantuchova
6-2 4-6 6-3

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/541/8568094dechy.jpg

Dechy def. (7) Jankovic
2-6 6-4 6-0

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/505/1vwpic9.jpg

V.Williams def. (13) Davenport
6-2 0-6 7-5

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/603/21237446710zvonareva.jpg

(15) Safarova def. (PC) Zvonareva
1-6 6-0 6-3

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/590/20060828_20_71664136rb040_2006_us_open_.jpg

Domachowksa def. (3) Olaru
6-0 6-0*

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:51 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/523/aa280931c25ff0114e144e98cef97cce-getty-77849005cc028_u_s_open_day_.jpg

Benesova def. (4) Cornet
6-3 4-6 6-3

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:54 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/550/42-15521887.jpg

(11) Kournikova def. Henin
6-1 7-5

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 02:55 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3241/42-15775969.jpg

Clijsters def. (10) Dulko
6-1 7-5

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 03:05 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/516/GYI0055600623083122_1024x768.jpg

(5) Dementieva def. Radwanska
7-6(4)* 0-6 6-1

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 03:07 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/614/20060831_17_71674360mh007_2006_u_s_open.jpg

Wickmayer def. (8) Kuznetsova
6-0 7-5

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 03:08 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/671/20060907_03_71644792mh130_2006_u_s_open.jpg

Harkleroad def. (9) Golovin
7-5 3-6 7-6(7)

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 03:15 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3197/71674361MH014_2006_U_S_Open090113_800x600.jpg

Rybarikova def. (12) Vaidisova
6-4 6-0

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/636/4c4e0b2ae08fbf541dc3f180cc1a4c4c-getty-77849005mh012_u_s_open_day_.jpg

(2) Safina def. Capriati
0-6 6-0 6-3

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 03:18 PM
R16 Draw

(1) S.Williams Vs. Seles
(14) Ivanovic Vs. Sharapova
Dechy Vs. V.Williams
(15) Safarova Vs. Domachowska

Benesova Vs. (11) Kournikova
Clijsters Vs. (5) Dementieva
Wickmayer Vs. Harkleroad
Rybarikova Vs. (2) Safina

champion88
Sep 5th, 2008, 03:19 PM
The seeds :o :help:

Poova
Sep 5th, 2008, 03:25 PM
Los Angeles R32


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/671/20060907_03_71644792mh130_2006_u_s_open.jpg

Harkleroad def. (9) Golovin
7-5 3-6 7-6(7)
:woohoo:

Good match Tati. :hug:

Uranium
Sep 5th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Cornet is Iveta's bitch:lol::hearts:

Geisha
Sep 5th, 2008, 09:09 PM
OMG. Seles won two matches in a row for the first time! Yay!

Fretchap
Sep 5th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Reena in round of 16 :confused: :eek:

Fretchap
Sep 5th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Ree beat Franny "I slept once with M. Smith so he could ask for a corrupted chairman to make me win the match against the world number 1 Serena Williams" Schiavone :eek: :D

Droolv
Sep 5th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Lucie :)

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 5th, 2008, 11:12 PM
Nikki :sad:
At least Davenslow and Hantuwhora lost. :)
Alize how could you lose to that mug? :confused:

Uranium
Sep 6th, 2008, 01:02 AM
Nikki :sad:
At least Davenslow and Hantuwhora lost. :)
Alize how could you lose to that mug? :confused:

I'm the mug player?
You are the one who can't win a match anymore, you hasbeen.:tape:
Atleast Iveta can say she wins a match almost every week when she actually gives some effort:p

Fretchap
Sep 6th, 2008, 02:37 AM
Forgot about that little Iveta :spit: Still at the bottom of the rankings?

zvonarevarulz
Sep 6th, 2008, 02:46 AM
Marta is on a 24 game win streak:p

Andrew Laeddis
Sep 6th, 2008, 02:57 AM
I'm the mug player?
You are the one who can't win a match anymore, you hasbeen.:tape:
Atleast Iveta can say she wins a match almost every week when she actually gives some effort:p

Yes number 24 you are a mug player. :lol:

Nikki just won Eastbourne a few weeks ago. Let me know when Iveta wins a tier 1 or grand slam or gets to number 1 in the rankings. You might want to at least crack the top 16 before comparing yourself to Nikki.

Bartosh
Sep 6th, 2008, 10:40 AM
C'mon Queen Nathalie :hearts:

Robshots
Sep 6th, 2008, 10:58 AM
Gotta love the trash talking of the OWTT ..... I'm not into it myself but it makes sensational reading ...... love it. :lol:

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Los Angeles R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/21237382376serena.jpg

(1) S.Williams def. Seles
6-4 0-6 6-0

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Los Angeles R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/594/21237399689sharapova.jpg

Sharapova def. (14) Ivanovic
1-6 6-1 6-1

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Los Angeles R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/505/21237382098venus.jpg

Dechy def. V.Williams
0-6 6-4 6-4

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Los Angeles R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3288/Lu1.jpg

(15) Safarova def. Domachowska
0-6 6-3 6-0

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 04:14 PM
Los Angeles R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/550/1akoupic123.jpg

(11) Kournikova def. Benesova
6-1 6-4

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Los Angeles R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/516/71596053MW008_JPMorgan_Chas081219_800x600.jpg

(5) Dementieva def. Clijsters
6-1 0-6 6-0

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Los Angeles R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/OHAB103081420_1024x768.jpg

Wickmayer def. Harkleroad
6-1 6-3

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 04:21 PM
Los Angeles R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/636/e9e2e81641fb7962ea73102453d92191-getty-77856081jw027_east_west_ban.jpg

(2) Safina def. Rybarikova
0-6 6-0 6-0

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 04:22 PM
QF Draw

(1) S.Williams Vs. Sharapova
Dechy Vs. (15) Safarova
(11) Kournikova Vs. (5) Dementieva
Wickmayer Vs. (2) Safina

Daniela-Is-Mine
Sep 6th, 2008, 04:41 PM
MaSha for the title...So it looks like I played decent

Shafanovic.
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:21 PM
Masha :eek:
Slump this year :o
Sorry I haven't sent points lately.. I will for next tournament.. I'll send points everyweek from now on. :hug:
Go Masha!

Hashim.
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:26 PM
i think most of the good players from last season are in a slump this season:(

Fretchap
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Ree :) Anna for the title!

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:42 PM
Los Angeles QF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/21237545156serena.jpg

(1) S.Williams def. Sharapova
6-0 0-6 6-3

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Los Angeles QF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/541/20060202_06_56726334jk004_toray_pan.jpg

Dechy def. (15) Safarova
6-1 7-5

Bartosh
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:45 PM
yes yes yes :bigcry: Nathalie :inlove:

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:46 PM
Los Angeles QF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/516/e1017dd0d570a458ec6831723924b16a-getty-77849008jh023_u_s_open_day_.jpg

(11) Kournikova def. (5) Dementieva
7-5 6-1

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Los Angeles QF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/636/b0dd1e017ecd10e93049841ce270f1e1-getty-77849005mh008_u_s_open_day_.jpg

(2) Safina def. Wickmayer
0-6 6-4 6-0

Fretchap
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Serena :) Performing better in Tier II's :lol:

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:49 PM
(1) S.Williams Vs. Dechy

(11) Kournikova Vs. (2) Safina

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Los Angeles SF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/848bc10ee251347dde772e361dadd1b1-getty-77849007cc083_u_s_open_day_.jpg

(1) S.Williams def. Dechy
6-0 4-6 6-2

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Los Angeles SF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/636/capt_42c5665699ad45798cf98c7b6a67d36a_carson_tenni s_cacc103.jpg

(2) Safina def. (11) Kournikova
1-6 6-3 6-0

Fretchap
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:53 PM
I defeated ball basher Nathalie :bounce: Finally back in final :bounce:

Fretchap
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:53 PM
1 vs 2 :eek:

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Final

(1) S.Williams Vs. (2) Safina

:drool:

Fretchap
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Is final gonna be today?

Bartosh
Sep 6th, 2008, 05:59 PM
I defeated ball basher Nathalie :bounce: Finally back in final :bounce:

I'm not ballbasher fat bitch :ras:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Sep 6th, 2008, 06:19 PM
Champion 88 please send your WTL Bangalore points. Ill give you 30 minutes or give you a walkover,because the person your against is gettung annoying

champion88
Sep 6th, 2008, 06:27 PM
Is final gonna be today?

If you write me a nice article :p

Fretchap
Sep 6th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Back into shape!

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2008-09/42176834.jpg

Serena Williams finally came out of her bad shape that has lasted way too long! After making a fool of herself since Roland Garros, Serena came out of her slump in Los Angeles.

In first round she faced Franny Tranny Schiavone, ex-girlfriend, of the Tour Director who she would have beat not a long time ago but was cheated and lost. Serena madly wanted her revenge and won the match 7-5 0-6 6-0. Ree said about this 1st round match, "In your face Chris Smith!"

Second round she faced Moniace Seles, the women is getting pretty old and 3 setter matches are not for her anymore! Serena won the first set 6-4, lost the second 0-6, but Seles was out of breath during the whole 3rd set that Reena won 6-0. Ree said after the match, "She's too old, time for retirement has came."

In QF she played against Maria Sharamoanova, Serena took the opener 6-0 in a convincing fashion. Serena didn't try winning the second set, but was simply trying to hit Maria from her baseline to hers, she missed her by about 1 centimeter more than once but couldn't get her, she lost the set 0-6. She cameback to work in the final set and won it 6-3. Ree said about Maria, "Her outfit was sooo ugly, I can't believe she played with it in front of thousands of person, I would be ashamed."

In SF the world number 1 beat Nathalie Dechy: The girl she probably hates the most on Tour since the draw were rigged a good part of the last season so that they would face as often as possible and then Chris Smith said Ree couldn't beat her and that it wasn't his fault and blah blah blah! Well Ree won 6-0 4-6 6-2, never in doubt, little Frenchie was totally overpowered, Ree said about her, "I'm never gonna lose to her once again, she's the ugliest girl on Tour, she doesn't deserve representing the OWTT, we want people to come to our matches and not be scared of us."

The final will be against Dinara Safina, world number 2. Yeah, Elena Dementieva isn't number 2 anymore, looks like her tennis has gone wild since Ree took her number 1 spot. Well the Russian in final should be her toughest challenge, no amtter what happens, Ree scored so really big important points here as she soon has 3 consecutive titles to defend.

*Joey*
Sep 6th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Sorry Chris. I had internet problems for something like one week and I haven't sent points in ages. :o
Plus, I have been really busy with university, and it's only my first week. :eek: :scared: :p

I will try to send points more regulary and be more active. :hug:

Droolv
Sep 6th, 2008, 10:58 PM
Nice quarterfinal Lucie :)

Another great tournament :cool:

Robshots
Sep 6th, 2008, 11:56 PM
CAN SAFINA FINALLY BREAK THROUGH?


After 2 OWTT Grand Slam Final losses in the past few weeks you could excuse Dinara Safina for feeling a little shaky going into a final against the number one player in the world, Serena Williams. A loss here and no doubt the critics will be pulling out the "mentally unstable" "unable to cope with pressure" and "choker" lines. But Safina remains philosophical at such a trying time and mentions the fact that she must be doing something right to be making so many finals.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w207/robsheeley/GYI0055501066081800_1024x768.jpg
Dinara Safina celebrates her semi final win

Safina defeated glamour girl Anna Kournikova in the semi-final in three sets winning the last set 6-0 which would give her some momentum going into this final whilst her opponent breezed past Natalie Dechy. "There are three players who I have had a lot of trouble competing with in recent times" Said Safina. "Fortunately Daniela was knocked out early as she has beat me regularly. The others are Serena and Natalie Dechy who unfortunately for me played each other in the other semi".

So it will be a case of excorcising some demons for Safina if she is to win here. In what has been a rarity in the OWTT in recent times it is the top two seeded players who will face off in the final and the match is sure to produce some thrilling moments.

When asked about the trash talk and bickering that often goes on between certain parties of the OWTT Safina would not be coaxed into it. I don't talk down about my opponents, I prefer to talk on court. But it is is good for the promotion of the game and I get a laugh out of it too.

The final will take place soon with Safina only having this to say as a prediction "I just hope it is a good match and that the better player on the day wins. Of course if it is me, you better get you vodka drinking boots on 'cause it'll be party time!"

Robshots Media

champion88
Sep 7th, 2008, 08:42 AM
Safina :yeah:

FInal coming up in 5mins.

champion88
Sep 7th, 2008, 08:58 AM
Los Angeles Final


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Set 1

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


Set 2

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


Set 3

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


(1) S.Williams def. (2) Safina
6-0 0-6 6-4


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/636/8454bfa8dbe1f9ed2729b304503950a7-getty-tennis-us_open-williams.jpg


Congratulations to Serena Williams who wins her 4th title of the season here in LA. Shame these two couldn't produce their best tennis at the same time in the first 2 sets, but the decider was a thrilling affair, coming down to just a point here and there, but Serena just played the bigger points better. She will be happy to win in front of her hometown crowd, as well as securing more titles early on in the season than she has to defend in the coming weeks (3 consecutive titles). Safina looks to be becoming the equivalent of Dechy in S1 who went 0-6 in finals. Safina is currently 0-4 and will be desperate to win her first title soon. However, she is still sitting pretty at #2 with 2 Slam finals!