I still have faith in you Arantxa! You can make a couple of big wins before the year is over, and YOU WILL get your 100th title before the year is over...hopefully more...
Sep 14th, 2002, 07:10 PM
Sep 14th, 2002, 08:22 PM
GOOD LUCK ARANTXA!!!! :)
Sep 16th, 2002, 03:55 PM
Bali is the *perfect* place for you to win your 100th title! :)
Have fun and play pretty!! :) :) :)
Sep 20th, 2002, 07:13 AM
Vamosssssssssss Arantxa! Enjoy yourself and results will follow!
Sep 21st, 2002, 03:18 PM
Well guys, hopefully it'll be title 101, cos as you know Arantxa and Sveta are in the final in Tokyo! Hope that they'll be playing here together too - what a great partnership they're turning into!
Sep 21st, 2002, 10:46 PM
Just get a string of wins! :D
Sep 22nd, 2002, 09:22 AM
Yep, title 101 ;)
Sep 22nd, 2002, 01:28 PM
Vamos Arantxa!!! 101 sounds like a great number too ;)
Sep 22nd, 2002, 01:48 PM
ˇˇVamos Arantxa!! :D
Sep 22nd, 2002, 02:04 PM
GOOD LUCK ARANTXA! As much as I love seeing all these doubles victories..it will be much sweeter if it happened in singles too ;)..VAMOS ARANTXA!!! :)
And good luck in dubs with Sveta!
Sep 22nd, 2002, 02:25 PM
Go Arantxa!!! :D:D
Sep 22nd, 2002, 04:48 PM
VAMOS, I don't think it's THAT Bad of a draw, but Vivi in 2nd round...ewww...
Sep 23rd, 2002, 04:59 AM
Vamos Arantxa! :D Here's hoping she can win another doubles title, and hopefully pick up a singles title too!
Sep 23rd, 2002, 06:09 AM
Actually I think the goal now is to have more titles than "that Novotna girl" ---- anyone know how many that is??? For some reason, 104 seems to stick out in my mind.....
So, to rethink here, Bali would be a great place for a 101st title! :)
Sep 23rd, 2002, 12:47 PM
Yeah, Evil Jana has 104 titles, 24 singles, 76 doubles, 4 mixed. So, that would be a new incentive, to beat her in No. of titles :p :D
Sep 23rd, 2002, 01:20 PM
Ahha! I was right about the 104! Great, then I think that is a *very* attainable goal! :) It was funny, when I spoke to Arantxa after she got her 99th title in New Haven, I said something to her like, "Well, you know, there are only five women who have over 100 titles..... and Jana is one of them!" and she said "Jana! Pfff!"and she made this gesture with her fingers like blowing a horn...?? [I took that to be a derogatory gesture -- *LOL*!!)
Anyway, if that's a goal that will keep Arantxa playing, then VAMOS!!!! I'm feeling a little doubtful that she and Sveta can get another title here [repeats in doubles seem pretty rare and I see Conchi and Pato have reteamed -- AGAIN -- and you know if Pato is "on", there is just no hope for anyone! like Amelia Island 2001!] -- but nevertheless, I will be cheering long and loud for "our" team!!! VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 23rd, 2002, 07:00 PM
GOOD LUCK ARANTXA! She plays against the winner of Dominikovic and Vivi. :)
ARGH! Arantxa has to get over 104! That will be the end of discussion in that dispute her and Jana had in 96-98. ;)
Sep 23rd, 2002, 08:44 PM
Please Refresh my memory of the dispute Jana and Arantxa had. As I recall, Jana was VERY jealous of Arantxa after Arantxa beat her in the Olympics, but thats all I recall.
Sep 23rd, 2002, 11:22 PM
Jason, after Arantxa beat Jana at the Olympics, Jana said it was very "bad" of Arantxa to treat her own doubles partner so badly (so like what? she expected that Arantxa should *let* her win???!!) Anyway, when the three of them were on the medal podium, Jana made a big display of congratulating Lindsay, but she gave Arantxa an icy stare and refused to shake hands with her. This really confused and hurt Arantxa. Bud Collins commented on this the entire rest of 1996, saying that Jana's lack of sports(wo)manship was a terrible thing to behold.
Sep 23rd, 2002, 11:36 PM
Come on Arantxa!! I love you and you can win the title!
Sep 23rd, 2002, 11:51 PM
Good luck Arantxa in singles and doubles!! :bounce:
Sep 24th, 2002, 01:21 AM
One word: jealousy..Arantxa I think beat Jana 3 or 4 times in 96, including the Olympics SF and French Open SF, it continued on to 1997 Wimbledon where they added more comments. Fortuntately, I think it ended 1998 when Arantxa beat Jana at Key Biscayne (which gave one of Jana's worst defeats ever)..and Arantxa went on to win the French and Jana went on to win Wimbledon. But I think the fuse is still alive between them though. ;)
Sep 24th, 2002, 10:30 AM
Hey guys! from a post from GM:
"The WTA Tour came out with its gold and silver exempt lists for 2003. The "winners" were Anna Kournikova, Amanda Coetzer, Alexandra Stevenson and Arantza Sánchez-Vicario"
I am not sure how this works, but I assume Arantxa had to ask for the gold exempt, right? so that would mean she'll still play in 2003!!! :D :D
Sep 24th, 2002, 07:46 PM
Excellent! Plus that means Arantxa will get entry into top grade tourneys *if* her ranking doesn't support it! :)
Sep 24th, 2002, 08:04 PM
Thanks for that information, Beatriz -- very good news indeed! So on we go to 2003 and more than 104 titles! *LOL*
Sep 24th, 2002, 10:40 PM
Very good news! :)
Man that Jana had some nerve! Thank God Arantxa totally outshone her in every department!!!!
Sep 24th, 2002, 10:57 PM
Except crying ;)
Sep 24th, 2002, 11:46 PM
I'm happy now. Thanks for refreshing my memory on the Arantxa-Jana war. I
Sep 25th, 2002, 12:19 AM
Sep 25th, 2002, 06:37 PM
Please don't retire this year!!!!
Sep 25th, 2002, 06:50 PM
Good luck Arantxa !!! :bounce:
Sep 25th, 2002, 10:45 PM
Hehehehe @ JonBcn
Vamos Arantxa 2mrw.....kick some bootay! :D
Sep 25th, 2002, 11:38 PM
Good luck Arantxa!!!! Super win in dubs today!!!!
Sep 26th, 2002, 10:35 AM
Yeah, Jana would had beaten ANYONE at crying, both happy and sad crying, she had it down to an Olympic sport :p
Arantxa defeated Vivi 6-2 7-6. Much as I like Vivi, this is a good win for Arantxa, who should jump on court everyday thinking she's facing a Spanish girl (she does seem to have an extra incentive to stay as the best Spanish).
Let's continue rolling!!!! :D
Did you guys see the article about Arantxa's goodwill backfiring? I can imagine Arantxa chatting incesantly with EVERYONE about how great Bali was, and this year, everyone has shown up! :D
Sep 26th, 2002, 10:52 AM
Well done Arantxa, now good luck against Obata!!! :D