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champion88
Jan 21st, 2009, 02:31 AM
ROLAND GARROS


http://www.oeilsurleweb.fr/images/Sport/Tennis/Roland%20Garros/Roland%20Garros.jpg


Welcome to Roland Garros for the season's second Grand Slam. The players to watch out for include #3 Azarenka who has already won 4 titles this season, and Schnyder who has won the last 2 events. Cirstea and Molik will do battle for the #1 ranking here! This event is wide open and could spring a few surprises


http://pagesperso-orange.fr/grand_chelem_tennis/serena%20RG2002.jpg

S1 – (3) Vaidisova def. (6) Malek 6-4 6-2
S2 – (12) Golovin def. (9) Safina 6-0 3-6 6-0
S3 – (1) S.Williams (ret.) def. Na Li 0-6 6-0 6-3


Points to Defend

Szavay – 2
Wozniacki – 2
Tulyaganova – 25
Sharapova – 25
Zvonareva – 25
Safarova – 25
Chakvetadze – 25
Benesova – 25
Craybas – 25
Pennetta – 25
Safina – 25
Malek – 25
Jankovic – 25
Cirstea – 25
Vaidisova – 25
Schnyder – 25
Pavlyuchenkova – 25
Kournikova – 25
Golovin – 60
V.Williams – 60
Hantuchova – 60
Ivanovic – 60
Salerni – 60
Larcher de Brito – 60
Petrova – 60
Davenport – 140
Dulko – 140
Azarenka – 250
Molik – 250
Na Li – 450


Draw

(1) Cirstea Vs. Bye
S.Williams Vs. Safina
Kirilenko Vs. Ivanovic
Bye Vs. (9) Larcher de Brito
(11) Szavay Vs. Bye
Benesova Vs. (PC) Dementieva
Kvitova Vs. Mattek
Bye Vs. (7) Davenport

(8) Jankovic Vs. Bye
Bartoli Vs. Zvonareva
Robson Vs. (PC) Mauresmo
Bye Vs. (14) Wickmayer
(12) Hantuchova Vs. Bye
Tulyaganova Vs. Golovin
Chakvetadze Vs. Kuznetsova
Bye Vs. (3) Azarenka

(4) V.Williams Vs. Bye
Salerni Vs. (PC) Radwanska
(PC) Keothavong Vs. Jie Zheng
Bye Vs. (15) Vaidisova
(13) Kournikova Vs. Bye
Dokic Vs. Safarova
Dulko Vs. Paszek
Bye Vs. (6) Sharapova

(5) Na Li Vs. Bye
(PC) Sugiyama Vs. Craybas
Cibulkova Vs. Sprem
Bye Vs. (10) Malek
(16) Petrova Vs. Bye
Wozniacki Vs. Schnyder
Pavlyuchenkova Vs. Pennetta
Bye Vs. (2) Molik


POINTS DUE THURS 12PM - GOOD LUCK!!

champion88
Jan 21st, 2009, 02:41 AM
Rankings w/FO off

1. (1) Sorana Cirstea – 3250
2. (2) Alicia Molik – 2863
3. (3) Victoria Azarenka – 2480
4. (4) Venus Williams – 2207
5. (5) Maria Sharapova – 2160
6. (7) Lindsay Davenport – 1910
7. (5) Na Li – 1735
8. (8) Jelena Jankovic – 1635
9. (9) Michelle Larcher de Brito – 1540
10. (10) Tatjana Malek – 1529
11. (11) Agnes Szavay – 1379
12. (14) Yanina Wickmayer – 1335
13. (13) Anna Kournikova – 1320
14. (12) Daniela Hantuchova – 1315
15. (15) Nicole Vaidisova – 1220
16. (17) Lucie Safarova – 1141
17. (16) Nadia Petrova – 1133
18. (18) Marion Bartoli – 1111
19. (19) Ana Ivanovic – 1012
20. (21) Patty Schnyder – 933
21. (22) Vera Zvonareva – 930
22. (20) Tatiana Golovin – 917
23. (24) Maria Kirilenko – 912
24. (23) Dinara Safina – 893
25. (25) Anna Chakvetadze – 833
26. (26) Jill Craybas – 765
27. (27) Flavia Pennetta – 763
28. (28) Iroda Tulyaganova – 748
29. (29) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – 738
30. (30) Iveta Benesova – 724
31. (33) Jie Zheng – 589
32. (34) Caroline Wozniacki – 584
33. (31) Gisela Dulko – 559
34. (32) Maria Emilia Salerni – 532
35. (35) Serena Williams – 437
36. (36) Dominika Cibulkova – 338
37. (37) Jelena Dokic – 236
38. (38) Karolina Sprem – 169
39. (39) Petrova Kvitova – 107
40. (40) Svetlana Kuznetsova – 84
41. (41) Tamira Paszek – 48
42. (42) Bethanie Mattek – 24
43. (43) Laura Robson – 21
44. (44) Elena Dementieva (PC) – 20
44. (44) Amťlie Mauresmo (PC) – 20
46. (46) Anne Keothavong (PC) – 15
46. (46) Ai Sugiyama (PC) – 15
48. (48) Agnieszka Radwanska (PC) – 3

Daszmarelli
Jan 21st, 2009, 11:21 AM
C'mon Anna. Vika again in eventual second round :scared:

Eduardo Oliveira
Jan 21st, 2009, 05:01 PM
Go Dominika!!:yeah:

gumoll
Jan 21st, 2009, 10:14 PM
worst draw ever :help:

champion88
Jan 21st, 2009, 10:16 PM
I don't think yours is that bad really - low seed in your 1/8, Malek and Li are slumping. Schnyder could be dangerous though.

Cirstea has much tougher section

carretta
Jan 22nd, 2009, 05:59 AM
Allez Iroda!

champion88
Jan 22nd, 2009, 12:12 PM
anybody who can post results? I am not around until 6pm and then have tennis 8-10pm? :shrug:

champion88
Jan 22nd, 2009, 07:15 PM
anybody who can post results? I am not around until 6pm and then have tennis 8-10pm? :shrug:

....... :shrug:

gumoll
Jan 22nd, 2009, 08:01 PM
I can :)

Eduardo Oliveira
Jan 22nd, 2009, 08:55 PM
results?? today??

Hele.
Jan 22nd, 2009, 11:01 PM
deadline is over one minute ago :lol:

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:24 AM
sorry guys - will try and get results done tomorrow but i have another busy day of lessons and tests.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:26 AM
send to me ;)

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:37 AM
Roland Garros Round of 64


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S.Williams def. Safina
6-0 0-6 6-4

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:38 AM
Roland Garros Round of 64


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Ivanovic def. Kirilenko
6-3 6-0

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:38 AM
Roland Garros Round of 64


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3138/65acd7d4b253d4cddf19b2bdb108c1f2-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg

Benesova def. (PC) Dementieva
6-0 2-6 6-1

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:41 AM
Roland Garros
Round of 64


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3436/eadedef36d5bdbabb22b3e67a32ad035-getty-82048262bb0017_wta.jpg

Mattek def. Kvitova
7-6(5) 6-1

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:43 AM
Roland Garros
Round of 64


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Zvonareva def. Bartoli
7-6(5)* 6-1

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:44 AM
Roland Garros
Round of 64

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/31d3496c3040f620f81e66357c87b717-getty-81811441gc002_wimbledon_cha.jpg

Robson def. (PC) Mauresmo
6-4 3-6 7-5

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:44 AM
Roland Garros
Round of 64

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Tulyaganova def. Gololumpy
6-0 6-4

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:47 AM
Roland Garros
Round of 64

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3201/92a859a6a2f3c8988153cdddca4ca2e6-getty-tennis-open-aus-chakvetadze.jpg

Chakvetadze def. Kuznetsova 6
-0 0-6 6-4

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:47 AM
Roland Garros
Round of 64

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3100/8550898salerni.jpg

Salerni def. (PC) Radwanska
6-2 6-1

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:49 AM
Roland Garros
Round of 64

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/653/b8d1177af8261da28a64449d3e377e92-getty-81096392mw128_the_champions.jpg

Jie Zheng def. (PC) Keothavong
3-6 6-1 6-2

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:50 AM
Roland Garros
Round of 64

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/511/0ea64be06cf42a4b3c5b3909c9c1c014-getty-tennis-open-aus-dokic.jpg

Dokic def. Safarova
6-3 0-6 6-0

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:52 AM
Roland Garros
Round of 64

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/525/c95fe7559e3f363b47c60bd56824ba1a-getty-77856064eg039_rogers_cup_da.jpg

Paszek def. Dulko
6-4 1-6 6-1

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:52 AM
Roland Garros
Round of 64

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Craybas def. (PC) Sugiyama
6-4 6-1

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:53 AM
:hearts:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:53 AM
Roland Garros
Round of 64

http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3128/21237388533sprem.jpg

Sprem def. Cibulkova
7-5 0-6 6-0

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:54 AM
[CENTER]Roland Garros
Round of 64

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[B][SIZE="5"][COLOR="sandybrown"]Pavlyuchenkova def. Pennetta
6-4 7-6(7)

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:54 AM
REST LATER!!!

I have two more rounds, but if anyone really wants them, I will send them the round for them to post.

If not, next round in half an hour

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 01:29 AM
I can do some Matt;)

Uranium
Jan 23rd, 2009, 01:30 AM
Results:shout:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 23rd, 2009, 01:52 AM
Sending to Jen ;)

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 02:26 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
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Serena Williams Def. (1)Sorana Cirstea 6-2,6-4

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 02:30 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3213/4b3089a32825dbd857c70d712ed09ffc-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg
Ana Ivanovic Def. Michelle Larcher De Brito 6-2,6-0

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 02:35 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
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(11)Agnes Szavay Def. Iveta Benesova 0-6,6-4,6-3

Andreas
Jan 23rd, 2009, 02:41 AM
I wanted to send new points. I guess I'll lose round 2 as always :o

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 02:41 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3436/Beth1.jpg
Bethanie Mattek Def. (7)Lindsay Davenport 6-3,7-5

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 02:44 AM
Roland Garros
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/655/b39514daa965125f74b36a4e04faecd6-getty-80740387jd015_french_open_r.jpg
(8)Jelena Jankovic Def. Vera Zvonareva 0-6,6-2,6-1

:bigcry:

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 02:48 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
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(14)Yania Wickmayer Def. Laura Robson 6-0,6-1

Hashim.
Jan 23rd, 2009, 02:49 AM
JJ:woohoo:

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 02:52 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
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Iroda Tulyaganova Def. (12)Daniela Hantuchova 6-3,6-0

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 02:57 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
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(3)Victoria Azarenka Def. Anna Chakvetadze 5-7,6-0,6-3

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:04 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
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Venus Williams Def. Maria Emilla Salerni 0-6,6-4,6-1

gumoll
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:11 AM
please Jen post the results...

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:12 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
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Jie Zheng Def. (15)Nicole Vaidisova 6-4,6-2

Daszmarelli
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:16 AM
Anna :sad: :tears:

Sveta :hug:

Vika :eek:

Marion Domi Michelle :sad:

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:18 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
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(13)Anna Kournikova Def. Jelena Dokic 0-6,6-2,6-3

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:21 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
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(6)Maria Sharapova Def. Tamira Paszek 6-3,6-1

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:23 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
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Jill Craybas Def. (5) Na Li 6-3,6-0

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:26 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
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(10)Tatijana Malek Def. Karolina Sprem 0-6,6-0,12-10

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:31 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
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(16)Nadia Petrova Def. Caroline Wozniacki 0-6,6-4,6-0

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:36 AM
Roland Garros
Round Of 32
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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Def. (2)Alicia Molik 6-2,7-5

zvonarevarulz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:43 AM
Updated Draw

S.Williams Vs Ivanovic
(11) Szavay Vs Mattek
(8) Jankovic Vs (14) Wickmayer
Tulyaganova Vs (3) Azarenka
(4) V.Williams Vs Jie Zheng
(13) Kournikova Vs (6) Sharapova
Craybas Vs (10) Malek
(16) Petrova Vs Pavlyuchenkova

Shafanovic.
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:52 AM
Yeah Masha :woohoo:

carretta
Jan 23rd, 2009, 04:38 AM
Woohoo Iroda!
First time winning a match at Roland Garros!
Now for a beatdown from Azarenka....

Daszmarelli
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:17 PM
Klina Pennets :sad:

louisa.
Jan 23rd, 2009, 01:48 PM
Jie! :woohoo:

Venus next :scared:

Bartosh
Jan 23rd, 2009, 03:53 PM
Vee :inlove:

Jose.
Jan 23rd, 2009, 04:10 PM
MLB :tape:

*Joey*
Jan 23rd, 2009, 06:34 PM
article to come...:sobbing:

Hele.
Jan 23rd, 2009, 06:45 PM
klina never, but never has lucky :o
today 12-10 in the third :sobbing:
malek :yeah:

*Joey*
Jan 23rd, 2009, 06:49 PM
Slumping Kournikova make it through last 16


http://www.canoe.ca/AnnaKournikovaGalleryImages/anna_122.jpg



After a disappointing season, Russian player and ex World number 1, Anna Kournikova, lost her confidence and fell down in the ranking; #13. Kournikova had a brilliant career and has been a Top player since she joined the Tour. Despite having only two titles here, her performance and level of play were better than that. Anna joined the Tour during the first season, at Wimbledon, where she went on to win the title (:sobbing:). After 16 weeks on Tour, Anna burst in the Top 10, climbing on a career high, #8, after Parisís tournament of season #2. Then, she makes her entry in the Top 5 after the French Open, rising up to #4. She fell out of Top 10 for 2 weeks after her first round exit in Wimbledon, where she was the defending champion. She passed almost all the third Season in Top 3, being #1 for a week. But since the 4th season, Anna isnít the same player. She fell out of Top 10 after Doha, for the first time since ages. Kournikova is having a really difficult season: having a negative W/L record of 10-14 and being ranked 12th in the world. She only won two straight matches this season, in Rome.
''I donít know what to do actually. Iíve been out of form since the beginning of the season. I am playing like crap. I asked for help but no one answered me. *tears* Itís not like I donít want to get out of that slump. I want to be back in Top 10, and Top 5. I know I can do it. But right now, all I need is some helps. I donít know what to do and I really need it. If I am not able to get my game back together, Iíll surely retire. Iíve been here since the 1st season. I do enjoyed to play here, but actually it isnít funny. I have no confidence at all and I donít believe in my game. I am lost. Totally lost.'' said a really disappointed Anna.

For the second slam of the season, French Open, Anna is the 13th seed. She won her first match here, against Jelena Dokic 0-6, 6-2 and 6-3. Kournikova will be looking to find form and hope for a miracle against Maria Sharapova, 6th seed, who won her first match 6-3 and 6-1.
''I donít even know how I did to beat Dokic. Honestly, Iíve been bagel in the first set and I came back for the second and third sets. Jelena didnít play really good tennis though. It was an unforced errors fest. Luckily for me, Jelena make more errors than me. I didnít think this could have been possible. However, I move on into the next round. Iím going to face Sharapova. I donít have any game plan against her. I am just going to go out there and try to play my best. Maria is a good player, but I donít know if she had a really good season though. Iíve played against her earlier this season and I beat her. But Iím not the same person actually. I did believe I could get back on track at the beginning of the season, but now...it isnít the case. The way back up there will be very tough, if thereís one. Hopefully Iíll find it quickly...because I wonít be able to support all these loss.'' said Kournikova.






:sad:

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:13 PM
Anna K!

Your new points are much better than before! R16 coming up :)

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:20 PM
Roland Garros - R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/21239283006serena.jpg

Ivanovic def. S.Williams
6-4* 6-0

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:22 PM
Roland Garros - R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/526/CTRC108082517_1024x768.jpg

(11) Szavay def. Mattek
6-4 1-6 6-0

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:24 PM
Roland Garros - R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/655/a1c94107ea5632b4dbf60ee3c31600bb-getty-80740387jd017_french_open_r1.jpg

(8) Jankovic def. (14) Wickmayer
0-6 6-0 6-4

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:25 PM
Roland Garros - R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3424/BRI130011012_1024x768.jpg

(3) Azarenka def. Tulyaganova
6-0 0-6 6-0

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:27 PM
Roland Garros - R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/505/21239278083venus.jpg

(4) V.Williams def. Jie Zheng
6-1 7-6(5)

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:31 PM
Roland Garros - R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/594/034b3ff0d0f362b7cada3adfcdda0ec0-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg

(13) Kournikova def. (6) Sharapova
3-6 6-3 6-2

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:34 PM
Roland Garros - R16


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/654/b971f0672c0a6c70be47e4a0ec6c08a4-getty-tennis-wta-tha-us-slo.jpg

Craybas def. (10) Malek
6-0 6-4

*Joey*
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:34 PM
Oh my god. :eek: Cant's believe that! :eek:

Second winning match streak of the season!!! :woohoo:

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:35 PM
Roland Garros - R16


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(16) Petrova def. Pavlyuchenkova
7-6(6) 6-4

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:37 PM
QF Draw

Ivanovic Vs. (11) Szavay
(8) Jankovic Vs. (3) Azarenka
(4) V.Williams Vs. (13) Kournikova
Craybas Vs. (16) Petrova

*Joey*
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:38 PM
Nadia!! :hearts:
Jankovic! :)
Who is Ana? Don't remember...:scratch:

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:48 PM
Nadia!! :hearts:
Jankovic! :)
Who is Ana? Don't remember...:scratch:

DavenportForever

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:50 PM
Roland Garros - QF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/3213/71c67a0025ee42b8c7c7c2e8a44a3f8c-getty-tennis-fra-open-roland-garros.jpg

Ivanovic def. (11) Szavay
6-0 6-0

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:53 PM
Roland Garros - QF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/655/c3304ebbcfb1bd95a264a8f7d98fc9bb-getty-tennis-fra-roland-garros-erakovic-jankovic.jpg

(3) Azarenka def. (8) Jankovic
6-0 0-6 6-4

dybbuk
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:54 PM
Eww, I knew that would happen. Ana is even more of a ballbashing bitch than she used to be.

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:54 PM
Roland Garros - QF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/505/ROG120060116_1024x768.jpg

(13) Kournikova def. (4) V.Williams
2-6 7-5 7-5*

*Joey*
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:55 PM
:eek:
I'll write an article...:p
Well, I was writting one!

GO NADIA!

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:55 PM
Roland Garros - QF


http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/543/GB104051708_1024x768.jpg

Craybas def. (16) Petrova
6-0 6-4

*Joey*
Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:58 PM
:awww: Nadia! :hug:

*Joey*
Jan 23rd, 2009, 09:07 PM
Slumping Kournikova surprises everyone


http://www.poster.net/kournikova-anna/kournikova-anna-photo-anna-kournikova-6200776.jpg



France Ė Roland Garros

Both Russian friends, Kournikova and Petrova, moved into quarterfinals today. Petrova won a routine match against fellow countrywoman Pavlyuchenkova 7-6 and 6-4. However, Kournikova surprised everyone, and probably herself, when she defeated her compatriot Sharapova in a three sets match of 3-6, 6-3 and 6-2. If both ladies won their quarterfinal match, they will meet in semi-final. Petrova takes on unseeded player Craybas and Kournikova will have to play against American Venus Williams, 4th seed.
''Wow! I hope everyone is shocked, because I am. When I talked to you guys a few hours ago, I wasnít confident and didnít even care about the outcome of that match. I just went out there and my shots were pretty good and I was moving well, find a little bit of old form I used to have. Honestly, thatís the best tennis Iíve played since the beginning of the season. For sure, Sharapova isnít playing her best though. Thatís probably why I was able to beat her. After losing the first set, Maria began to make more errors and my game was still the same. In the decisive set, I really stepped it up. I played more aggressive, which impress me. *laugh* I got more confident as the match went on. Maria seemed to be a little bit disappointed and didnít put much of a fight in the third, thatís the reason why I won 6-2. God, I am in the QF of a Grand Slam...who else would have predict that? Not me. Anyway, this is a good win for me and I am really happy at the moment. I am just going to look forward to the grass season for the rest of the season. Next for me is Venus, I donít remember if I have already played against her before. If I can play as I was in the third today, I might have a slight chance to win this match. Anyway, Venus will be confident and she will be looking forward to the title, which I am not. Nadia will play Craybas, I wish her best of luck.'' said Kournikova

Bartosh
Jan 23rd, 2009, 09:07 PM
CT :o :o :hysteric:

*Joey*
Jan 23rd, 2009, 09:09 PM
CT :o :o :hysteric:

Sorry!! :sad: :hug: :sad: :sad:

Bartosh
Jan 23rd, 2009, 09:11 PM
Sorry!! :sad: :hug: :sad: :sad:

it's not your fault :hug:
Chris :armed:

*Joey*
Jan 23rd, 2009, 09:31 PM
Kournikova backs on track?


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Sexy Russian player, Anna Kournikova, continued her fairytale Grand Slam history at the French Open. After beating the 6th seed Maria Sharapova in the previous round, she beat another seed, the 4th one, Venus Williams, was the victim of slumping Kournikova today. Her friend, Petrova, wasnít lucky today as she fell to Jill Craybas in two straight sets of 6-0 and 6-4.
''I donít know what to say. Honestly, I am just afraid this fairytale will come to an end soon. I donít want this to stop. Itís just amazing right now, I canít believe it. I was 10-14 entering in this tournament without confidence and now, Iíve just beat a Top 10 player and a Top 5 one. I hope this week will get me back on track. This is an awesome week and like Iíve just said, I donít want it to end. First of all, I want to congrats Venus to be such a great player. She played so well during the entire match and she played perfect tennis during the first set, I couldnít do anything. Fortunately for me, she couldnít keep that high level for the whole match. Second and third set was really tight and I think both of us wanted to win. It all came down to some points at the end of the match. Well, I got a lucky net cord at 5-5, 30-40 on Venusís serve. I got lucky there and that was the difference. I feel sorry for Venus. She put up such a great fight and I want to mention it. However, I am really happy. I am in a semi-final of a Grand Slam. WOW! Iíve been playing well for my last two matches and I hope Iíll carry that form against Jill. I always had a lot of difficulty to play against her. Sheís unseeded, but she had a good career too. We all know she can go on to win the title, and I wouldnít be surprise. I am going to be positive for this match. Nadia gives me some tips to play her, because she just played against Jill. I really want this win, more than anything. For my confidence, to prove me I can be a Top player again and I want to prove myself I deserve a place on this Tour. I am a veteran here, but I would love to stay here as longer as I can. I really had great moments here and hopefully thereís still to come!'' said Anna.

Bartosh
Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:01 PM
Anna :worship: I hope she'll take the title :hearts:

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:03 PM
Great articles Anna :hearts:

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:05 PM
Roland Garros - SF


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Ivanovic def. (3) Azarenka
6-2 6-1

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:06 PM
Roland Garros - SF


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Craybas def. (13) Kournikova
6-0 6-4

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:07 PM
Final

Ivanovic Vs. Craybas

:eek:

*Joey*
Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:16 PM
Ouch. :help:

But still, I didn't even think I could have reached the SF here. :)


Good luck Craybas. ;)

champion88
Jan 23rd, 2009, 11:29 PM
Roland Garros - Final


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Ivanovic def. Craybas
6-3 4-6 6-1


Both came in a surprise finalists after struggling recently, but it was Ivanovic who came up trumps today. Both women have been Top 5 before, with Ivanovic even holdin the #1 ranking for a week, so both players always had the potential to do well here. Ivanovic was in great form having taken out this season's hottest player Azarenka, with ease in the semis. Ivanovic had twice been a runner-up in Grand Slams, but made it 3rd time lucky here in Paris. Unlucky for Craybas, but she seems to be out of her slump.

ArturoAce.
Jan 24th, 2009, 07:53 AM
:eek: craybas in final!! :eek:

but i lost :sobbing: :bigcry:
ana:yeah:

DavenportForever
Jan 24th, 2009, 06:04 PM
Yay :) Ivanovic, finally after 3 tries.