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champion88
Oct 16th, 2008, 10:16 PM
DUBAI


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Welcome to Dubai, our second stop in the Middle East this season. Safarova impressed last week by storming through to the title without dropping a set. Can she reproduce that magic here? Will last week's RU Kournikova be able to regroup from her disappointment and finally win another title? Will Craybas be able to handle the pressure of defending champion? Only time will tell!


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S1 – Malek def. (4) Peer (ret.) 6-4 0-6 6-0
S2 – (Q) Craybas def. Davenport 2-6 6-2 6-4


Points to Defend

V.Williams – 1
Larcher de Brito – 1
Harkleroad - 1
Kuznetova – 15
Cornet – 15
Hingis – 15
Schnyder – 15
Vaidisova – 15
Kirilenko – 15
Dulko – 15
Benesova – 15
Salerni – 15
S.Williams – 15
Golovin – 40
Jankovic – 40
Safina – 40
Ivanovic – 40
Domachowska – 40
Hantuchova – 40
Kournikova – 90
Safarova – 90
Malek – 90
Sharapova – 90
Wozniacki – 150
Tulyaganova – 150
Davenport – 225
Craybas – 350


Qualifying

Szavay Vs. Rubin
Petrova Vs. Molik


Main Draw

(1) S.Williams Vs. Domachowska
Kirilenko Vs. Tulyaganova
Cornet Vs. Kuznetsova
Larcher de Brito Vs. (7) Ivanovic

(5) Davenport Vs. Na Li
Q1 Vs. Dulko
Jankovic Vs. V.Williams
Q2 Vs. (4) Hantuchova

(3) Safina Vs. Hingis
Schnyder Vs. Cirstea
Salerni Vs. Harkleroad
Safarova Vs. (8) Golovin

(6) Craybas Vs. Benesova
Wozniacki Vs. Sharapova
Vaidisova Vs. Azarenka
Malek Vs. (2) Kournikova


POINTS DUE SATURDAY 12PM

Fretchap
Oct 16th, 2008, 10:19 PM
Even with an easy draw, Ree will go down quick :o Like the Lena D. slump when she was on top...

champion88
Oct 16th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Lena D only slumped because her coach disappeared and didn't send new points for most of last season! :p

Dave.
Oct 16th, 2008, 11:54 PM
Davenport Looks For First Dubai Title


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Lindsay Davenport was presented with the Dubai Open trophy on her arrival in the Arab city before even striking a ball, such is the level of her dominance over the OWTT circuit.

"It's nice to be recognised but come on guys, at least let me win some matches (laughs). Seriously though, I feel like I am the best player on this tour, and now that I'm playing back at my best it's hard to look at anyone else to win these tournaments. Even though I'm not number 1, everyone still looks at me as the best. Speaking of number 1, I think Serena is possibly the worst number 1 we have ever had (unless you count Golovin's 1 week). But I still love her." :kiss:

Now in her 3rd season on the tour, Davenport is one of the few veterans remaining.

"I miss the old days. All the old bitches are gone. Jess Whore, Tati, Vaidisova, Peer, all of them. They're either retired or just suck right now. I'm like the last one standing and I love it, though I do miss the competition."

Davenport has always been supportive of the tour's manager, Chris, but has recently been annoyed by the speed that he runs the tour.

"He scheduled me to play in Paris the same day of the Australian Open final. I know I'm good but there are some things that I can't do, and playing two matches halfway accross the world from each other in one day is one of them."

Davenport is seeded 5th this week and will open her campaign against Na Li of China.

champion88
Oct 17th, 2008, 12:31 AM
Linds :ras:

Dave.
Oct 17th, 2008, 01:03 AM
Lindsay didn't mean that last comment :p She loves how fast this game is, her manager just needs to keep up more :lol:

Fretchap
Oct 17th, 2008, 01:37 AM
Lindsay, best player on Tour, I almost thought she was serious during a second :spit: :haha:

and this would mean Linds > Serena :spit: :haha: Win 16 matches in a row to beat Ree's sequence, become the most titled player ever on tour, be more than 20 weeks on top, be a GS champion in front of your homecrowd and a YEC finalist then we can talk about Lindsay being the best on Tour. and after all this Ree being the worst number one ever :haha: If she can overcomes Lena D. most week on top she will have like al the records! You funny Lindsay!

Jose.
Oct 17th, 2008, 12:41 PM
Ivanovic again :rolleyes:

Bartosh
Oct 17th, 2008, 02:07 PM
oh c'mon Venus :o

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Time up!!

No more points accepted.

Jose.
Oct 18th, 2008, 11:52 AM
Results now???

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 11:52 AM
Dubai Qualifying


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Szavay def. Rubin
1-6 6-1 6-3

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 11:54 AM
Dubai Qualifying


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Molik def. Petrova
0-6 6-3 6-0

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Dubai R32


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Domachowska def. (1) S.Williams
6-2 1-6 7-6(6)

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:07 PM
Dubai R32


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Tulyaganova def. Kirilenko
6-1 6-0

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:09 PM
Dubai R32


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Kuznetsova def. Cornet
6-4 6-1

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Dubai R32


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(7) Ivanovic def. Larcher de Brito
6-7(9) 6-4 6-2

Jose.
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:12 PM
Michelle :o :fiery:

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:13 PM
Dubai R32


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Na Li def. (5) Davenport
6-0 2-6 6-1

Nole3333
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:15 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:


Go Na :hearts:

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:15 PM
Dubai R32


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Dulko def. (Q) Szavay
6-1 0-6 7-5

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:18 PM
Dubai R32


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V.Williams def. Jankovic
0-6 6-3 6-1

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:20 PM
Dubai R32


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(Q) Molik def. (4) Hantuchova
6-3 3-6 6-2

Bartosh
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:21 PM
Venus :hearts: good luck in the 2nd round :awww:

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:22 PM
Dubai R32


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(3) Safina def. Hingis
0-6 6-3 6-3

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Dubai R32


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Cirstea def. Schnyder
6-3 0-6 6-2

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Dubai R32


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Salerni def. Harkleroad
6-4 4-6 6-2

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Dubai R32


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Safarova def. (8) Golovin
6-0 6-3

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:41 PM
Dubai R32


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Benesova def. (6) Craybas
6-0 6-3*

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:42 PM
Dubai R32


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Sharapova def. Wozniacki
0-6 6-3 6-1

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:43 PM
Dubai R32


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Vaidisova def. Azarenka
7-5 0-6 6-1

Uranium
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:43 PM
Craybas:p
Iveta:dance:

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Dubai R32


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(2) Kournikova def. Malek
6-3 6-1

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Serena and Dani really slumping atm :help:

Linds, Jill :eek:

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:46 PM
R16 Draw

Domachowska Vs. Tulyaganova
Kuznetsova Vs. (7) Ivanovic
Na Li Vs. Dulko
V.Williams Vs. (Q) Molik

(3) Safina Vs. Cirstea
Salerni Vs. Safarova
Benesova Vs. Sharapova
Vaidisova Vs. (2) Kournikova

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:01 PM
Dubai R16


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Tulyaganova def. Domachowska
6-1 6-3

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:02 PM
Dubai R16


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(7) Ivanovic def. Kuznetsova
6-1 6-4*

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:03 PM
Dubai R16


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Na Li def. Dulko
6-2 6-7(14) 6-1

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Dubai R16


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V.Williams def. (Q) Molik
5-7 6-4 6-4*

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:06 PM
Dubai R16


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(3) Safina def. Cirstea
2-6 6-0 6-4

Nole3333
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:06 PM
Bartosh:wavey::p

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:08 PM
Dubai R16


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Safarova def. Salerni
7-5 6-2

dulkogii
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:08 PM
go pitu!

Uranium
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:09 PM
Iveta is going to lose:o

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:09 PM
Dubai R16


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Sharapova def. Benesova
0-6 7-5 6-1

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:10 PM
Dubai R16


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(2) Kournikova def. Vaidisova
7-5* 6-0

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:11 PM
QF Draw

Tulyaganova Vs. (7) Ivanovic
Na Li Vs. V.Williams
(3) Safina Vs. Safarova
Sharapova Vs. (2) Kournikova

Bartosh
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:16 PM
QF :cool::hearts: Li Na now :scared:

gumoll
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:32 PM
oh nooo Alicia :(

hard loss :sad:

gumoll
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:33 PM
Bartosh :ras:

lucky you :ras:

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:41 PM
sorry with the CT Tomek :hug:

:woohoo: Murray just beat Fed!!

Bartosh
Oct 18th, 2008, 01:48 PM
sorry with the CT Tomek :hug:


Venus is stronger mentally than Alicia :ras: :angel:



:woohoo: Murray just beat Fed!!

:dance::dance::dance:

*Joey*
Oct 18th, 2008, 02:30 PM
Anna defend her points. :)

*Joey*
Oct 18th, 2008, 02:39 PM
I wonder if Anna got a chance to claim to #1 ranking. :scratch: Serena doesn't have much to defend...in the next weeks.

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Probably Serena will stay #1 until all her USO points come off.

If you take off her 525 bonus points, you and Safina are really close to her already!

*Joey*
Oct 18th, 2008, 02:44 PM
but the US open extra point (race), you do take them off....right?

champion88
Oct 18th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Yes lol. I'm just saying if she didn't have those extra 525 points bonus you guys would already be close to taking the #1 now.

*Joey*
Oct 18th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Okk...:p

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 18th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Did Nikki lose because of a CT again?

*Joey*
Oct 18th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Kournikova sails into quarterfinal

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Anna Kournikova continued her stellar season as she sails onto quarterfinal with two convincing wins. In the first round, the Russian player defeated Talaja Malek in straight sets of 6-3 and 6-1. Malek is a veteran on tour(Olaru)…but isn’t in her best form right now. In the next round, the task looked a lot tougher as she had to face Nicole Vaidisova in the second round. The first set contained a lot of drama. Kournikova ketp her cool and she showed her determination of her quest to the #1 position. After that first set, which Anna won 7-5, Nicole got mad and gives the match to Anna 7-5 and 6-0.
''I am really happy to be in quarterfinal once again here. Dubai is such a nice and wonderful town. I am back to #2 in the world now, and I am feeling confident right now. I do need to win a lot of matches and to be consistent. I was lucky to get through Nicole. She’s a great player and the match could have been her. I am going to meet Sharapova in the next round. I have already played against her a few times I think. I know she already beat me at the end of the first season, but I don’t remember the other times, haha. Anyway, I will play with confidence and impose my game. Hope that’s going to be enough.'' said Kournikova.

Bartosh
Oct 18th, 2008, 03:28 PM
results? :p

*Joey*
Oct 18th, 2008, 03:35 PM
write an article and he will maybe post results? :rolleyes:

Bartosh
Oct 18th, 2008, 03:37 PM
write an article and he will maybe post results? :rolleyes:

I can't :sobbing: :bigcry: :ras:

Fretchap
Oct 18th, 2008, 04:46 PM
this is seriously getting boring and ridiculous, almost anxious for Reena to get to number 2 so i can retire.

*Joey*
Oct 18th, 2008, 05:10 PM
this is seriously getting boring and ridiculous, almost anxious for Reena to get to number 2 so i can retire.

I think you will stay #1 until the US Open. You had 700 + 525 that week....but the gap is too big now...you'll stay on top and you'll find back your form, I am sure. :)

champion88
Oct 19th, 2008, 03:43 PM
Dubai QF


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Tulyaganova def. (7) Ivanovic
6-0 2-6 6-0

champion88
Oct 19th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Dubai QF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/505/21237374317venus.jpg

Na Li def. V.Williams
6-0 0-6 7-6(9)

champion88
Oct 19th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Dubai QF


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Safarova def. (3) Safina
6-0 6-4

champion88
Oct 19th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Dubai QF


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Sharapova def. (2) Kournikova
1-6 6-3 6-0

champion88
Oct 19th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Semis

Tulyaganova Vs. Na Li
Safarova Vs. Sharapova

Jose.
Oct 19th, 2008, 03:53 PM
So many upsets :eek:

champion88
Oct 19th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Dubai SF


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Tulyaganova def. Na Li
6-2 6-2

champion88
Oct 19th, 2008, 04:09 PM
Dubai SF


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Sharapova def. Safarova
0-6 7-6(5) 6-0

champion88
Oct 19th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Final

Tulyaganova Vs. Sharapova

:eek:

champion88
Oct 19th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Dubai Final


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Set 1

1-0 Tulyagnova
X
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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


Tulyaganova leads Sharapova
6-0

champion88
Oct 19th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Dubai Final


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Set 2

1-0 Sharapova
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


Tulyaganova and Sharapova are tied
6-0 0-6

Jose.
Oct 19th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Tulyaganova vs Sharapova :eek:
Tulya :eek: :eek:

champion88
Oct 19th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Dubai Final


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Set 3

1-0 Tulyaganova
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
X
2-2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
3-2 Sharapova
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


Sharapova def. Tulyaganova
0-6 6-0 6-2


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Congratulations to Maria Sharapova who comes out of nowhere to grab this title. The final was definitely an unexpected one - Sharapova recovers from a disastrous start to completely demolish Tulyaganova in the last 2 sets, and add to her title from Linz in season 1.

Bartosh
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:36 PM
What would be if Venus defeated Li? :sad:

congrats Masha :hug: