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hellas719
Oct 31st, 2008, 03:35 AM
I feel selfish that I am the only one starting these tournament threads, but anyways as we know Eleni is playing here, and Ula is going. Also, Anna Gerasimou is in the qualifying. It is the last tournament for the goddess this year, so hopefully she can win a match, so she can end they year on a high note.

merda2004
Oct 31st, 2008, 10:52 AM
lets hope they will both do well!!!
as about the threads...well ...biazesai!

forever_rafter
Oct 31st, 2008, 01:05 PM
Pame Eleni, pame! It's a fantastic city by the way :)

merda2004
Oct 31st, 2008, 02:40 PM
i bet its gonna be very cold!!here in the uk (near leeds)its around 10degrees...and in greece (main land north) its around 20something!!!unfairrrrrrrrrrrrr
hope eleni has better luck this time!ula say hi to her from me!!!hahaha that will piss her off haha...maybe she will play better then!!!haha

forever_rafter
Oct 31st, 2008, 02:53 PM
2 days ago they said it would be a nice, sunny weather in Krakow, about 17C. Today it looks like it's gonna be 12C. I suppose it's best to pack warm clothes just in case. November is unpredictable.

hellas719
Oct 31st, 2008, 07:47 PM
2 days ago they said it would be a nice, sunny weather in Krakow, about 17C. Today it looks like it's gonna be 12C. I suppose it's best to pack warm clothes just in case. November is unpredictable.

Is it an outdoor tournament?:eek: Btw, since Anna is in a SF, I don't know if she will play Krakow:sad:. But maybe she will get a SE into MD.

forever_rafter
Oct 31st, 2008, 09:07 PM
Is it an outdoor tournament?:eek:

no, no :lol: It's indoor. I just don't like November ;)

hellas719
Nov 1st, 2008, 01:23 AM
no, no :lol: It's indoor. I just don't like November ;)

:lol:. Anna Gerasimou withdrew:(.

forever_rafter
Nov 1st, 2008, 05:13 PM
:lol:. Anna Gerasimou withdrew:(.

Eleni will be the only Greek in Krakow, then. But what a Greek she is :)

merda2004
Nov 1st, 2008, 06:29 PM
well anna made the final so it was a good move to withdrew!
lets hope eleni makes the final 2!!!

hellas719
Nov 1st, 2008, 10:14 PM
well anna made the final so it was a good move to withdrew!
lets hope eleni makes the final 2!!!

That would be great! I think that she is 9O% recovered, since she almost beat Kvitova.

hellas719
Nov 2nd, 2008, 02:32 PM
When will MD be out?

forever_rafter
Nov 2nd, 2008, 02:51 PM
Eleni will face one of the Qualifiers while in doubles Eleni & Jaz will play against Anderson Kelly (RSA)/Keothavong Anne (GBR)

hellas719
Nov 2nd, 2008, 03:15 PM
Eleni will face one of the Qualifiers while in doubles Eleni & Jaz will play against Anderson Kelly (RSA)/Keothavong Anne (GBR)

:bounce::bounce:Yes!:bounce::bounce:. Thanks, Ula. She might actually win against a qualifier. Btw, where did you find the draw? It isn't on the ITF website, and the tournament website is in Polish, and I don't know Polish:sad:.

forever_rafter
Nov 2nd, 2008, 03:37 PM
:bounce::bounce:Yes!:bounce::bounce:. Thanks, Ula. She might actually win against a qualifier. Btw, where did you find the draw? It isn't on the ITF website, and the tournament website is in Polish, and I don't know Polish:sad:.

it has English version too :)
http://www.salwatorcup.pl/index.php

Eleni & Jaz will play not before 17.30 local time. Maybe I should reschedule my flight for later hour then :)

hellas719
Nov 2nd, 2008, 03:55 PM
it has English version too :)
http://www.salwatorcup.pl/index.php

Eleni & Jaz will play not before 17.30 local time. Maybe I should reschedule my flight for later hour then :)

Thanks:)

hellas719
Nov 2nd, 2008, 09:56 PM
Schedule of play for monday:
Court 1 n.b. 5:30 p.m.
3. Women's doubles - 1st round
Anderson Kelly (RSA) /
Keothavong Anne (GBR) vs Daniilidou Eleni (GRE) /
Woehr Jasmin (GER)
f.b.
4. Women's doubles - 1st round
Jans Klaudia (POL)[3] /
Zahlavova Strycova Barbora (CZE)[3] vs Hradecka Lucie (CZE) /
Pastikova Michaela (CZE)

-I really hope Eleni and Jaz win. I can't stand Anderson. She knocked Anna Gerasimou out of qualifying r2 in WTA Fes.:lol:

merda2004
Nov 3rd, 2008, 07:16 PM
well whats new?they lost (again)!!! 6-3, 2-7, 10-6
lets hope she will have better luck in singles!

hellas719
Nov 3rd, 2008, 07:18 PM
Uggh!!!!!!!!!What was the score?

Dorien.
Nov 3rd, 2008, 07:24 PM
Jaz and Eleni :sad:

They need a little bit more of luck :o

hellas719
Nov 3rd, 2008, 07:36 PM
I wonder if Ula has any pics. Maybe she is still at the tournament and will post them either later, or when she gets back to Warsaw.

Bероника
Nov 3rd, 2008, 07:58 PM
oh shit :sad:

when is she playing for the singles?

merda2004
Nov 3rd, 2008, 08:03 PM
2morrow.after 3pm i think...ula posted the website

merda2004
Nov 4th, 2008, 06:38 PM
eleni lost 2-1.
Stanciute L. 6 4 6
Daniilidou E. 4 6 0

i dont believe it!!!whats next then???

Dorien.
Nov 4th, 2008, 06:44 PM
:sad:

Let's wait till the report from Ula

hellas719
Nov 4th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Unbelieveable! I absolutely HATE Anderson(I explained before why) and Stanciute(Pretty much the same as Anderson;knocked Greece out of fed cup this year), and Eleni loses close matches to both of them. Thank God I don't have a problem with Keothavong. I can't wait to see the pics from Ula.

Bероника
Nov 4th, 2008, 08:41 PM
:sad:

well at least we'll have photos and reports from Ula

forever_rafter
Nov 5th, 2008, 07:06 PM
Guys, I just came back to Warsaw. Please bear with me and give me some time. I'll try to post something tomorrow. My camera let me down with poor indoor light but I recorded a few short videos for you.

hellas719
Nov 5th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Guys, I just came back to Warsaw. Please bear with me and give me some time. I'll try to post something tomorrow. My camera let me down with poor indoor light but I recorded a few short videos for you.

Thanks, Ula. We understand. So, how was Krakow? Did you speak with Eleni?

forever_rafter
Nov 5th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Did you speak with Eleni?

Yes I did and God knows it's difficult to focus on the conversation when she looks at you with these gorgeous eyes of hers ;) I'll try to recall what we talked about though :) Did I mention she's gorgeous? :drool:

Bероника
Nov 5th, 2008, 09:35 PM
wow so jealous you spoke to her :p

and sure we can wait,no problem ;) thanks in advance

hellas719
Nov 5th, 2008, 11:38 PM
Yes I did and God knows it's difficult to focus on the conversation when she looks at you with these gorgeous eyes of hers ;) I'll try to recall what we talked about though :) Did I mention she's gorgeous? :drool:

You are sooooo lucky. I wish I was at the Athens tournament:sad:. Stupid school:help::lol:. Maybe I'll go next year if it is held and I don't have school.

forever_rafter
Nov 6th, 2008, 07:48 PM
A few photos from Cracov tournament, mostly from the training (don't you love Eleni's shorts?). I apologize for the quality of the pics, wish my camera did better.

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hellas719
Nov 6th, 2008, 07:55 PM
I can't see them:sad::sad::fiery:. The white box with the red x is all that is showing:sad:

forever_rafter
Nov 6th, 2008, 08:52 PM
I can't see them:sad::sad::fiery:. The white box with the red x is all that is showing:sad:

I don't know what's wrong with imageshack. Just click on the red x, copy the link and pastle it in explorer or whatever thing you use (firefox etc.)

Bероника
Nov 6th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Same for me.I can't see the pics :sad:

hellas719
Nov 6th, 2008, 09:02 PM
I don't know what's wrong with imageshack. Just click on the red x, copy the link and pastle it in explorer or whatever thing you use (firefox etc.)

Thanks:)

hellas719
Nov 6th, 2008, 09:05 PM
It still doesn't work :shrug:.

hellas719
Nov 6th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Let me try again. Give me a few minutes.

No problem. Thank you soooo much:):worship:

forever_rafter
Nov 6th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Click on the thumbnails above :)

hellas719
Nov 6th, 2008, 09:33 PM
It works! Thank you sooooooooo much Ula!!!!!!!!!!!!Yay! She looks great! I didn't even need to click on the thumbnails.

forever_rafter
Nov 6th, 2008, 09:48 PM
My pleasure :)

Dorien.
Nov 7th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Thanks Ula :) The short is funny :lol:

Dorien.
Nov 12th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Can you tell us already a bit more? :angel:

forever_rafter
Nov 12th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Yeah, sorry :) I arrived in Cracow on Monday at about 1pm, checked in at the hotel, did a little unpacking, went to KFC to grab something to eat and decided to look for the courts. It was a walking distance so I reached it in about 30 minutes. When I got there I saw that singles were scheduled for Centre Court while doubles for Wola1 and Wola2 courts. I was like "where the hell is Wola1?" and the guy told me it's about 5 minutes by car from where I was. Fortunately one guy offered me a lift (he was tournament employee and he was about to drive there anyway) as it was in the middle of nowhere. When I got there Eleni & Jaz were in the middle of practice. I watched them for some time, took a few pics and talked to some older guy sitting next to me. At one point Eleni looked in my direction, waved and said "hi". I assume she was addressing me unless she wanted to say hi to the younger of Radwanskas sisters but somehow I doubt they know each other. When girls finished the training I approached Eleni, we shook hands and exchanged greetings. I sat next to Eleni and we had a small talk. I asked her when she arrived, how did she liked in Cracov, how did her knee feel etc. She said her knee was getting better and better, I asked her if it's the other one and she said it's (she had a serious knee surgery years ago as you probably remember, it was a carreer threat). She told me it hurts every now and then when the weather changes and I told her she's too young for that. In the meantime Jaz approached and I offered her my seat but she sat on my right while Eleni was on my left. I asked Jaz how she liked Cracov, whether they had a chance to see Old Town and Eleni said they went to Old Town a day before, it was very nice and they had a dinner in some restaurant with raspberry in the name. They said they saw some drunk people who were so pissed they barely could walk straight. I laughed and said they might be British tourists as they are a real problem in Cracow :lol: Eleni said they looked Polish but how can she tell? ;)
Soon they left to warm up before the match and the game began. As you know they lost but it was a 3 setter (don't you just hate this played to 10 points 3rd set rule?). After the match I took taxi to the hotel as there was no way I would find my way back to the hotel by myself in the dark and in the middle of nowhere.
Day2 tomorrow guys.

hellas719
Nov 12th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Thanks soooooooooooooo much, Ula. Wow. That sounds really cool. About British tourists, they are a major problem in Greece, mostly in Rhodes, Zakynthos, Corfu and Crete, but also in tons of other places. They get drunk and get into fights, and stuff like that. Anyways, I can't wait for day2 tomorrow.

Dorien.
Nov 14th, 2008, 07:41 AM
Thank you very much Ula :)

hellas719
Nov 14th, 2008, 10:43 PM
day2?

forever_rafter
Nov 17th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Sorry for delay.

When order of play for Tusday was released I noticed that Eleni's match was scheduled for Not Before 3pm so I decided to get up early, have a breakfast and go to the city centre as I haven't been there in years. I'll show you some pics as soon as imageshack lets me. I had a wonderful walk through the street of Old Town, I saw Royal Castle at Wawel Hill, went to Dragon's Cave and also stopped by the pope's John Paul II window at Franciszkanska 3 Street.
I left Old Town a few minutes past 2pm and drove back to the courts with a streetcar. When I reached the building some match was in the progress. Few moments later I saw Eleni and Jaz watching the match from the stands. I wasn't much interested in the game but I sat patiently waiting for it to end. When the match ended I realised that Eleni's match is even further delayed. I asked her about it and she just shrugged her arms and drank on her powerade. I suppose she's used to such situations. I on the other hand got irritated and sat there with my mp3 player hoping the match would finish fast. It did after just one set because one of the players retired. Eleni had a slow start, she lost 1st set, won the 2nd and I hoped she would win 3rd as well but she got broken early in the final set and she definitely wasn't pleased with herself. I'm sure you all know what happens when Eleni gets frustrated, angry and starts talking to herself. After the match I went downstairs and I almost bumped into Eleni who was already leaving. I could see she was crying in the locker room and my heart breaks every time I see her upset. She passed me by without a word so I decided it's better to leave her alone. She went outside and stood next to their big black VW SUV for a long time talking with the coach. A while later I saw Jaz, I told her I was sorry Eleni lost. Jaz went to the car, then came back to the building and when she exited it again she said goodbye to me. I stayed outside for a while longer wondering what to do. Eventually I decided to leave the courts. Eleni was still standing in front of the car so I said bye to her and she waved to me sadly with her hand. It was a heavy fog so it took me a while to walk back to the hotel. I was sorry Eleni lost so soon but at the same time I was happy I was given a chance to see her again. Something I definitely didn't expect. To be honest it felt a bit surreal. It still does.

hellas719
Nov 17th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Sorry for delay.

When order of play for Tusday was released I noticed that Eleni's match was scheduled for Not Before 3pm so I decided to get up early, have a breakfast and go to the city centre as I haven't been there in years. I'll show you some pics as soon as imageshack lets me. I had a wonderful walk through the street of Old Town, I saw Royal Castle at Wawel Hill, went to Dragon's Cave and also stopped by the pope's John Paul II window at Franciszkanska 3 Street.
I left Old Town a few minutes past 2pm and drove back to the courts with a streetcar. When I reached the building some match was in the progress. Few moments later I saw Eleni and Jaz watching the match from the stands. I wasn't much interested in the game but I sat patiently waiting for it to end. When the match ended I realised that Eleni's match is even further delayed. I asked her about it and she just shrugged her arms and drank on her powerade. I suppose she's used to such situations. I on the other hand got irritated and sat there with my mp3 player hoping the match would finish fast. It did after just one set because one of the players retired. Eleni had a slow start, she lost 1st set, won the 2nd and I hoped she would win 3rd as well but she got broken early in the final set and she definitely wasn't pleased with herself. I'm sure you all know what happens when Eleni gets frustrated, angry and starts talking to herself. After the match I went downstairs and I almost bumped into Eleni who was already leaving. I could see she was crying in the locker room and my heart breaks every time I see her upset. She passed me by without a word so I decided it's better to leave her alone. She went outside and stood next to their big black VW SUV for a long time talking with the coach. A while later I saw Jaz, I told her I was sorry Eleni lost. Jaz went to the car, then came back to the building and when she exited it again she said goodbye to me. I stayed outside for a while longer wondering what to do. Eventually I decided to leave the courts. Eleni was still standing in front of the car so I said bye to her and she waved to me sadly with her hand. It was a heavy fog so it took me a while to walk back to the hotel. I was sorry Eleni lost so soon but at the same time I was happy I was given a chance to see her again. Something I definitely didn't expect. To be honest it felt a bit surreal. It still does.

Aww. Poor Eleni:sad:. At least you got to see her:confused:. It is a happy story, but it is also quite tragic. I will never forget the 2006 US Open, when I got front row seats on court7, and waited there for hours to find out there was another rain delay and Eleni wasn't going to play.

forever_rafter
Nov 17th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Aww. Poor Eleni:sad:. At least you got to see her:confused:. It is a happy story, but it is also quite tragic. I will never forget the 2006 US Open, when I got front row seats on court7, and waited there for hours to find out there was another rain delay and Eleni wasn't going to play.

USO 2006 was a sad tournament both for Eleni and her fans. If I remember well she got injured during match vs Na Li. I was at this match and afterwards I managed to have a word with her in the parking lot. Too many injuries :sad: Hopefully she'll stay healthy in 2009 and seasons to come.

hellas719
Nov 17th, 2008, 08:33 PM
I hope so too. The best Greek in ATP or WTA rankings is Baghdatis, and he doesn't even represent Greece, and he's #100 this week. Eleni really has to get back on track. Will she have to go through qualies
at the AO? Maybe she'll get a SE.

Dorien.
Nov 18th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Thanks Ula :kiss:

hellas719
Nov 18th, 2008, 06:38 PM
ula, did you stay for a 3rd day or no?

merda2004
Nov 20th, 2008, 06:16 PM
[QUOTE=forever_rafter;14418886]Sorry for delay.

hey ula .....did u say eleni was talking with the coach?What coach?whos elenis coach?

merda2004
Nov 20th, 2008, 06:18 PM
oh by the way she (eleni)got a very nice car!!!not cheap either!it must be around £20.000!
when u see the message ula let me know about the coach.i am very curious!!!

hellas719
Nov 20th, 2008, 08:06 PM
^^Yeah. Me too.

forever_rafter
Nov 21st, 2008, 08:50 AM
Sorry for a late response but I was away on a business trip for two days.
Regarding your questions :
- I did stay for day 3 but Eleni was already out of the tournament so I spent my time in Old Town again.
- the coach was German speaking and it was no Daniel for sure. I don't know anything about him as we didn't speak to each other and I didn't ask Eleni about him either.
- I'm sure she can afford such a car. I don't like VW though :)

hellas719
Nov 21st, 2008, 07:49 PM
^^Thanks. Where did you go? Just curious.

merda2004
Nov 26th, 2008, 08:32 AM
Ulaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i asked you something darling....u said that u saw eleni talking to her coach....whos that coach?give us more detailsssssssssssssssssss.although (my personal opinion) is that eleni uses jasmine as her coach.thats why she is doing so bad. anyway maybe i am wrong.Come on ula let us knowwwwwwwwww

Dorien.
Nov 26th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Ulaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i asked you something darling....u said that u saw eleni talking to her coach....whos that coach?give us more detailsssssssssssssssssss.although (my personal opinion) is that eleni uses jasmine as her coach.thats why she is doing so bad. anyway maybe i am wrong.Come on ula let us knowwwwwwwwww

She answered it already when you look two posts above yours ;)

hellas719
Nov 26th, 2008, 08:31 PM
I really think that she is using Jaz as a coach. Look at the last page or 2nd last page of Eleni's picture thread. She is being coached by Jaz in Indian Wells.

merda2004
Nov 28th, 2008, 12:07 PM
hey hellas 719.i know about "jaz"and the pics.
i was just curious "who"that coach that ula mentioned was!but she answered.so german speaking...hm???!!!again???!!!
ok no i will be rude but...how thick or blind can she be ha?she said that the german style suits her game but...cant she see that its not working?it didnt work with daniel it didnt work with jaz or that new coach!!!
can she just keep jaz for whatever and then try to find a new coach?things were really working with the greek coach she used to have and with judith (it was judith right)?
oh well.one bad choice after the other!

forever_rafter
Nov 29th, 2008, 08:28 AM
Yep, it was Judith. My personal fave :)

merda2004
Nov 29th, 2008, 05:21 PM
once again i am right lol.
she did so well with judith and the rest of the team.