Welcome to Paris Indoors - a Tier II stop this week. Lindsay Davenport is coming off her debut Grand Slam title and will look to continue her good play here. Similarly, players such as Kournikova and Kirilenko will look to carry on their form here in Paris, whilst the rest of the tour ill be looking to make an early impression on the season.
Vaidisova Vs. Schnyder
(Q) Azarenka Vs. (3) Hantuchova
(4) Kournikova Vs. Craybas
(8) Ivanovic Vs. Safarova
Oct 9th, 2008, 11:48 PM
Oct 9th, 2008, 11:59 PM
Oct 10th, 2008, 12:30 AM
Oct 10th, 2008, 12:50 AM
Serena will retire as soon as she loses her 1st postition, this game is getting too tough on moral :sad:
Oct 10th, 2008, 01:07 AM
:lol: Reena. :hug: Don't retires.
Anna getting consistency. :eek:
Oct 10th, 2008, 02:42 AM
Daniela to Paris Quarters
Daniela after defeating her first round opponant Gisela Dulko
After a dissapointing quarter final loss Slovakin Wimbledon champ Daniela Hantuchova flew to France for another week of OWTT tennis. She was chosen as the player rep and present at the draw ceremony bing the lucky lady picking names from the eiffel tower bowl. SHe drew her name and was given Gisela Dulko as her first round opponent. The two had met numerous times in the past with a mix of results the Slovak woman taking the last few. It would start off a heated affair as at 5-5 in the first a crutial backhand down the line winner was enough to secure a break and teh lead for the twenty four year old. Hantuchova would go on to win the match with ease 7-5 6-3. She'd then face new comer Sorana Cirseta whom she beat in three grueling sets after an injury timeout early in the foirst , Daniela recooperated from her early 0-6 0-3 deficit and won 12 games in a row to secure a quarter final birth with LL Vika Azarenka.
Oct 10th, 2008, 07:29 AM
Oct 10th, 2008, 08:19 AM
Jelena 'can't win a match' Jankovic
Oct 10th, 2008, 09:13 AM
Jelena 'can't win a match' Jankovic
:sobbing: Join the club!
I'm using the same points that should have won me YEC (stupid CTs:fiery:) and I get double bagelled! :sad:
Paris, France - After her amazing run to the Australian Open semifinals, Czech rising star and world number 11, Lucie Safarova, has backed up her form in Australia to reach the semifinals of the tier II indoor event in Paris. The matchup between Safarova and 8th ranked Ana Ivanovic looked tantalizing on paper, with only 3 ranking spots between them and both playing with similar styles. The match proved to be tight from the start with both girls trading serve for serve to level the set at 4 all. A faulty service game by Safarova handed Ivanovic the break, but nerves got to the Serb as she was broken straight back in a love game. Safarova took control of the set to reel off 3 straight games to take the set 7-5 which produced long rallies and big winners off both racquets.
With the confidence of being a set up, Safarova was more consistent in the second set as she quickly raced up a break at 3-0. But after Safarova called an injury timeout to get her right thigh strapped, Ivanovic took full advantage the time. A relaxed and patient Ivanovic slowly fought her way back into the match, finding the lines at the important points. With the match tied at 3 all, Safarova applied a more aggressive approach, following her ground strokes into the net to reel off countless volley winners. A shell-shocked Ivanovic had no answer for the unpredictable play of the Czech number 1, as she quickly sealed her spot in the semifinals with a 7-5 6-3 win.
During the press conference after the match Safarova said, "I was cruising until I took that injury timeout at 3 all in the second set". "She (Ivanovic) was a lot more patient after the timeout which really threw me off-guard". "I knew I had to mix things up to get some momentum so I tried to attack the net on short balls and follow my ground strokes to get a volley". "I'm really happy with my match today and I hope I can make the final!" Next up for Safarova is veteran Jill Craybas who had an impressive win over Australian Open finalist Anna Kournakova in a tough three-setter.
Congratulations to Nicole Vaidisova who wins her 4th title, and her first since Eastbourne last season. It looked like Craybas would crawl her way back into the first set, but Vaidisova played fantastic tennis from 4-4 to seal it. She had a wobble in the second set, before really turning up th heat in the decider. Nice to see her playing well again, and she moves back into the top 10. Craybas will be disappointed but has had another great week, and she now jumps to #5 in the new rankings!
Oct 10th, 2008, 04:52 PM
I'll write an article later.
Oct 10th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Congratulations Nicole :worship:
Oct 10th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Nicole Vaidisova Gets Naughty In Paris
Today OWTT superstar and sex kitten Nicole Vaidisova won her 4th career title as she defeated Jill Craybas 6-4,2-6,6-1. Making the final wasnt easy for Vaidisova who was tested by Serena Williams (6-0,0-6,6-3) and Schnyder (6-1,0-6,6-4). In her R16 match against Hingis, Vaidisova was dominating until she noticed that Hingis was trying to shoot up during a changeover. She tried to get the umpire to notice Hingis's blatant oncourt drug use but it was to no avail as the chair umpire simply ignored Vaidisova. After a brief meltdown and second set trip to the Hingis bakery, Vaidisova recovered to win the 3rd set 6-3 and the match 6-0,0-6,6-3. Vaidisova won her SF against her bitch Hantuchova (7-1 you fugly slut) 6-0,6-1. Although the scoreboard said the Hantuchova won the 2nd set 6-0 it wasnt Vaidisova on court. Obviously Nicole wouldnt get bageled by a player of Hantuchova's poor caliber. Nicole got hungry after the first set and asked some blonde chick to play the 2nd set for herso she could get a bite to eat. She promptly returned for the 3rd set to breadstick Hantuchova. The first set of the final against Craybas was a battle. After going up 4-1 Nicole let Craybas back into the match. With the score tied at 4-4 Nicole put her foot on the pedal and quickly won the next 2 games and the set 6-4. After a disastrous 2nd set Vaidisova easily won the 3rd set 6-1 to acquire her 4th tour title. Vaidisova was overcome with joy and immediately ran over to her box to kiss her boyfriend Radek Stepanek, as her coach Justin looked on with disgust and horror. Vaidisova hopes to continue her impressive form going into next week's event in Antwerp.
Oct 11th, 2008, 03:06 AM
Nikki :yeah: :hearts:
Oct 11th, 2008, 05:46 AM
Jill made final again:eek::eek:
im really surprising myself...
but i lost:sad: