Sesil must have still been hungover for that first set :o
Come on Sesil Qualify, Larsson who Sesil beat in Wimby qualies is in a freaking Tour Final :sobbing:
Jul 25th, 2010, 02:23 AM
Jul 26th, 2010, 01:15 AM
So she lost :bigcry:
I decided to randomly search through old threads on Kournikova.com and saw the one revolving around Sesil's ban. At the time I wasn't a major tennis fan and was mainly and Kournikova, Wimbledon and Ivanovic fan and just followed Ana's results and watched Wimby each year.
Anyway I was so mean about Sesil :sad: I was totally against her back then, I was shocked by myself :o :o
Now she is like my freaking idol.:cheer2:
Im Sorry Sesil :sad: :sad:
Jul 29th, 2010, 09:04 AM
:tears: How rude, she was with child. Be more respectful!
In all seriousness, does anyone know what her next tournament is?
Jul 30th, 2010, 04:37 AM
She said in an interview that she is going to America. ;)
Aug 15th, 2010, 06:15 AM
Where is Sesil? :sobbing:
Aug 15th, 2010, 05:28 PM
She played Cincinnati Qualies, but lost in the 1 Qualifying round.
Aug 16th, 2010, 01:58 PM
Saw that :sobbing: She had lost before I realised she was in the draw :sad:
She isn't in Montreal or The Bronx this week though. :shrug:
Maybe she is getting fully prepared for USO Qualies.
Aug 24th, 2010, 04:44 AM
Sesil is the 29th seed at the US Open Qualies. She will play vs. the German Kathrin Woerle - currently ranked 173.
Aug 26th, 2010, 08:11 PM
Very convincing first win 6:0 6:3
Aug 27th, 2010, 08:04 PM
6-1 1st set keep it up
Aug 27th, 2010, 09:14 PM
6-1 6-2 one more aideeeeeeee
Aug 28th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Sesilica one more pls :D
Sep 5th, 2010, 03:45 AM
Unfortunately she lost to Lucic who qualified and made R2, which is nothing to be ashamed of for Sesil. :lol:
Where is she heading next? Asian International qualies or ITFs?
Sep 5th, 2010, 01:19 PM
I feel Sesil could have beaten JJ :sobbing: :sobbing:
She is listed on the 100k Sofia list. Its on clay on the 13th September so I guess that is her first tourny.
Guys, in case you have not seen that - because I could not watch that Hopman Cup match anywhere:
"BELGIUM has won its first Tie of Hyundai Hopman Cup XXIII with Ruben Bemelmans beating world No. 36 from Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev to wrap up the win after Justine Henin earlier defeated Sesil Karatantcheva.
Henin began the day beating new Kazakhstan representative Karatantcheva 6-4, 6-3 and then 178th ranked Bemelmans played an outstanding men's singles match to beat Golubev 6-4, 6-4. The mixed doubles then went to a deciding Match Tie-break with Belgium prevailing 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (10/8).
The win keeps Belgium alive now at Hyundai Hopman Cup XXIII after an earlier loss on Saturday to Australia, while Kazakhstan have lost hopes of making the Final after also losing to Serbia three-nil on Sunday.
In the women's singles, Henin had to come back from a second set deficit to down the new Kazakhstan representative.
Karatantcheva flew in last night from Brisbane to replace the injured Yaroslava Shvedova and had the daunting task of taking on the former world No. 1 and winner of seven Grand Slam titles.
Henin did as expected and raced out to an early 4-1 lead, but the Kazakh former world No. 35 and 2004 girls French Open winner then found some form. While she did lose the opening set with Henin taking it out 6-4, she then had the Belgian great somewhat on the ropes to start the second.
Karatantcheva made a stunning start to the set breaking Henin's serve and opening up a 3-1 advantage, but Henin isn’t one of the all-time women's players for nothing and hit back hard.
She went on and won the last five games of the set to win it 6-3 and give Belgium a winning start."
Sesil obviously played well - after all Ana Ivanovich lost to Justine by the same result today.
Jan 6th, 2011, 12:08 PM
Alicia Molik d Sesil Karatantcheva 6-3, 6-2
Hopman Cup :-(
At least Sesil is getting very good matches under her belt before the Australian Open
Some good results for Sesil finally!!!! a final followed by at least a quarterfinal!
Nov 12th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Plays semis in a few hours for chance to reach 75k final!!!!
Nov 13th, 2011, 08:22 AM
She is in the final :) Playing today with Michelle Larcher de Brito :)
Nov 13th, 2011, 09:06 AM
Get the title :fiery:
Nov 13th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Would a really great win for her. Hope she can do it!!!!
Nov 14th, 2011, 12:07 AM
A 75k title for Sesil!!!! Amazing!!! Keep up the good form next year please!!!
Nov 14th, 2011, 04:26 AM
Any news about Sesil? Will she continue to play for Kazakhstan next year?
Dec 30th, 2011, 05:50 AM
Is Sesil playing for Bulgaria again?
I was at her match today and the umpire said from Bulgaria Sesil Karatantcheva ??? Maybe just umpires mistake? The draw said KAZ :confused:
Does Sesil have an older sister? The oBly person I could see supporting Sesil was a woman with a young baby, she looked kind of like Sesil....
Sesil won against Chang 6-4 6-2.
Played well but needs to work on her serve especially the 2nd serve which is really weak. Drove Chang crazy with her retrieving skills though and was very solid from the back.
Dec 30th, 2011, 07:02 PM
GO GO Sesil
Jan 12th, 2012, 11:01 AM
Unfortunately, she lost the Australian Open 1st round qualifier match in 3 sets today...
Jan 12th, 2012, 12:24 PM
Jan 12th, 2012, 12:25 PM
:sad: I really thought this year would be different. Win some more ITFs Sesil, get that confidence up.
Jan 12th, 2012, 12:38 PM
:o Maybe we should face the fact that right now she's just decent player like dozens of other. When she was banned I were waiting for her comeback. And now she's at the same level as she was few years ago.
Sesil is into the main draw at Bogota! I can't wait to see whether she will face Dokic, Birnerova, Cabeza or Castano.
She is 1-1 with Cabeza-Candela, 1-0 against Castano and Birnerova and has never faced Dokic. With Erakovic being the number 1 seed, the Sesilator should like her chances in Bogota :)
Feb 27th, 2012, 11:15 PM
Sesil reached the SF's at Cali (100,000) and has followed it up with three straight MDs through qualies. Really hoping she gets either Larsson or the WC I've never heard of. Overall, a very productive February for Sesil: 12 wins! :hearts:
Feb 28th, 2012, 05:53 PM
6-1, 0-2 :eek:
C'mon Sesil! :cheer:
Feb 28th, 2012, 07:32 PM
lost 6-1 4-6 3-6
10 DFs in the last set :o With a better serve, she could easily be back in top 100 already
Mar 5th, 2012, 08:59 PM
OMG, Sesil was down 5, count 'em, 5 match points in the second set tiebreak, and won every single point after to win the set! 3-6 7-6 right now in IW qualies, and Sesil, whatever happens in the third set, we frickin' love you! :sobbing:
Mar 5th, 2012, 09:50 PM
Well... she lost. 3-6 7-6 2-6. Maybe I got a little too excited, but at times in this match she played amazing tennis (I'm at IW btw). My camera's disappeared and my phone camera is waste of time, so I'm pretty disappointed I can't show how great she looked. Gonna go home, take one of my dad's cigars, put on some Morrissey, and try to get rid of this nauseous feeling.
Apr 23rd, 2012, 08:29 PM
Apr 27th, 2012, 11:16 PM
Estoril Q, Q1 against Camerin. :scared: Go Sesil! :cheer::cheer:
Apr 28th, 2012, 11:41 AM
Thundah lost 1st set 3-6, won 2nd set 6-1. :) Final set! Win it Sesil! :cheer:
Karatantcheva vs. Brengle 6-3, 6-4
Sesil. Hmmmm. Another player I wanted to see because of the discussion about her in TF. Not very hard hitting or serving, to say the very least. Not my kind of tennis, but hey, an entertainment for some. Brengle has a rinky dink serve, particularly on the second, and she loves to retreat to the baseline just when you think a net rush might be looming. She had to contend with some spectcularly shitty line calls – I was right on the baseline and a few were laughable. Brengle got in some great commentary on her own game though. “Oh my god find a new job!” and, “Oh my god somebody please kill me now!” after a particularly poor forehand.
Needless to say I was still waiting to see a volley that was struck voluntarily, rather than forced by the opponent.
WHYBOURN, Lisa [WC] H2H (http://www.wtatennis.com/headtohead/lisa-whybourn_2255881_14933/0,,12781~14933~11101,00.html) Go Krackers! :bounce:
ZANIEWSKA, Sandra /  BUZARNESCU, Mihaela
Jun 30th, 2012, 02:10 AM
Glad to see there are other Sesil fans out there.
I enjoy watching her play and appreciate her natural talent.
She moves quite nicely. Below is a picture I took of her at Indian Wells.
With parents who represented their country in rowing and volleyball, Sesil Karatantcheva was always destined for a life in sport.
Born in Bulgaria, but now representing Kazakhstan, Karatantcheva's career, which began in 2003, has been nothing if not eventful. Still just 22, the one-time child prodigy, who was once as high as No.35 in the world before spending a few years in the tennis wilderness, is currently plotting a way back to the top.
And as Karatantcheva embarks on this latest chapter, she sat down with wtatennis.com to give a little insight into her rollercoaster tennis journey.
How did you get into tennis?
SK: I started playing when I was around five and a half. The only reason I started playing was because my dad wanted to be a tennis player when he was younger, but my grandparents basically told him he needed to study. In the beginning, I totally disliked it. I thought it was the most boring sport ever and wanted to just go play with Barbies at home. But my dad was a very smart guy because he started buying me out and giving me presents if I played well! Then when I got to about eight or nine I started winning tournaments and began to enjoy it more.
Can you tell us about your family?
SK: My dad didn't get his dream to become a tennis player, but he ended up in rowing and was actually pretty good - he was national champion and went to the Olympics in 1980. His name is Rado - like the watches. My mom's name is Neli, she was a volleyball player and also on the national team, but now she works in real estate. My uncles were rowers too and a have three younger half sisters, who all play tennis, so sport is pretty big in our family!
How would you describe your game?
SK: I would say I'm a very, very good runner! God definitely gave me legs! My dad likes to call me a Chinese wall from the baseline as I get everything back. So I can run, I have a great backhand, pretty stable forehand. I'm still kind of working on my serve, so at the moment my return games are better. Overall, I'm a bit of everything, but I'm aiming to be much more aggressive as modern tennis is all about aggression and if I want to get to where I want to be I need to concentrate on this.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
SK: I would say the best moment was when I first started to realize I was completely independent. There was not one specific tournament because I had so many good memories everywhere; first, in the juniors, then, ITF titles. But it was not just one moment but the feeling of independence and starting to make my own money meant I could get whatever, buy whatever - coming from Eastern Europe it was an amazing feeling.
Who was your tennis hero growing up?
SK: I really liked Gabriela Sabatini; I really liked the way she played, the way she behaved and I also thought she was, like, the prettiest tennis player I had ever seen. So she was the first one, but later on there was Steffi Graf and Martina Hingis. Oh my God, I loved Martina and I cried so much in that final at the French Open in 1999. At first I couldn't separate between the two but then at the end I was a complete Martina Hingis fan. I was devastated when she lost.
What are your short and long-term goals?
SK: In the short term, just to stay healthy because this will mean that I can stay in the sport much, much longer. After this, the big goal is really to crack the Top 100, once I pass this horrible mental block, I'm going to feel so much better!
What is your favorite WTA tournament?
SK: I'm a very, very sunny person. I know it sounds ridiculous, but I need sun to have energy. For me, bad weather is devastation. I really love tournaments where there is good weather, so if I had to choose between the Slams, Paris or Australia would be my favorites.
SK: Oh, I'm so confused! If you had asked me five years ago I would probably have said clay for sure. Honestly, I think I'm equally good everywhere. I'm not trying to sound cocky but I think my level is the same on all surfaces. But if I had to choose just one, I would say clay because I can slide well and it's what I grew up on.
How far did you go in your education?
SK: I finished high school and I have just started at university in Sofia doing sports management. It's a complete mess and I have no idea what's going on. I study on my own and then just need to go there for the exam sessions but it's pretty hard because the subjects are really tough and I have to do it all on my own. I feel like I could have a future in sports management after tennis. I had a pretty bad experience with agents and if one of my sisters ever goes pro I would like to help her out and keep it in the family.
How do you relax away from the court?
SK: Everything that you're not supposed to do! Like, I love driving motorcycles and cars. I don't have a bike of my own, because I think if I get one of those my parents are going to bury me in the back yard! But I have a car - a Mercedes ML500 - and I'm saving for an upgrade right now. My dream is an Aston Martin, although I might need to win a few tournaments to get that! Also I like skiing, rollerblading, horseback riding and reading. I spend a lot of money on books, everything from classics to romance and biographies. The last thing was Anna Karenina by Tolstoy but that got me depressed for like two weeks and I said I'm never going to read him again.
If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
SK: Emotional. Although other people like to call me crazy and I don't know whether to take this as a complement or insult! I get fired up pretty quickly and can then calm down pretty quickly.
If you could meet anyone in the world who would you like it to be?
SK: Can I go back in time? I would say Elizabeth I or Cleopatra. I'm a big fan of the Tudors. I think Henry VIII being with Anne Boleyn was the best thing that ever happened to him so I don't understand why he beheaded her.
If you weren't a tennis player what would you be doing now?
SK: You know, I think it would have definitely been in sport because I can't really imagine myself being in school to become a lawyer or doctor. If not that, then perhaps something artistic.
Aug 5th, 2012, 02:24 AM
Anne Boleyn WTF??? :spit:
Love you Sesil :hearts:
Aug 5th, 2012, 09:54 AM
^Love her too :inlove:
Her serve is getting better and better. She has less DF's and sometimes hit ace like yesterday :eek:
Aug 6th, 2012, 10:24 PM
On the brink of the Top 100 again, break it girl :yeah:
Aug 7th, 2012, 08:56 PM
And TOP 100 now :cheer: in the best possible way!
Sesil def. Sori 6-0, 6-0.
Aug 10th, 2012, 01:13 AM
Opened the bakery, pity she couldn't go further in the draw.
Good she is Top 100 though :cheer:
Aug 14th, 2012, 05:35 PM
92 now. Come on Sesil!
Aug 14th, 2012, 08:44 PM
Aug 21st, 2012, 12:17 AM
A couple of pics from Cincinnati.
Aug 24th, 2012, 02:11 PM
Possibly Masha round 2 in USO :eek:
Winning R1 would make me happy let alone beating Masha in R2.
Aug 27th, 2012, 10:33 PM
Lost 6-4, 6-1 to Dominguez Lino :sad:
Quebec City next :shrug:
Dec 17th, 2012, 04:28 PM
Did you know Thunder had a sister? I mean, a tennis playing sister. Her name's Gabriel and she's playing in Juniors G12.
She lost a close match in R1 at Eddie Herr.
And this week she's playing Junior Orange Bowl (G12). :)
Jan 10th, 2013, 10:59 PM
Li vs Karatantcheva :unsure:
Jan 10th, 2013, 11:01 PM
Jan 13th, 2013, 02:43 PM
Kick her ass :hysteric: Maybe she will have thunderous AO :sobbing:
Jan 14th, 2013, 12:36 AM
Lost 1 & 3. She made NaNa work quite a bit, contrary to what the harsh scoreline might suggest. :yeah:
R1 - Halep :sobbing: in the weakest WTA event this year she draws the inform player.
Jul 6th, 2013, 06:35 PM
Sesil got the worst draw possible :sad: Why could she not draw one of the weaker ones...such an unlucky year for her. :(
Jul 6th, 2013, 07:32 PM
At a tournament with a cutoff in the 600 she gets this draw while Peer who has been sucking for ages gets yet another easy R1. :sobbing:
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Jul 7th, 2013, 03:30 PM
At a tournament with a cutoff in the 600 she gets this draw while Peer who has been sucking for ages gets yet another easy R1. :sobbing:
And the Zahlavova-Bukta match-up too. :sobbing: Although Sandra has had an ok year so far....
Jul 8th, 2013, 06:12 PM
She really needs to improve her serve :o I dun know why her coach didn't help her to get a proper serve, it is remain horrible every time I watch. Someone please tell her to improve it, please
Jul 8th, 2013, 09:47 PM
God I feel she must be totally unmotivated. Like is she just happy collecting ITF paychecks and the odd one from a MM. :shrug:
Jul 13th, 2013, 03:51 PM
Plays Serena R1 Bastaad :sobbing: Please tank Serena :oh:
Jul 17th, 2013, 09:00 AM
Sesil aced Serena once :hysteric: I can die peacefully :sobbing:
Aug 1st, 2013, 07:31 AM
Sesil started to play like a GOAT :eek: The day before yesterday she hit 3 aces against Goerges, yesterday she hit 2 aces against Stosur. Really nice :cheer: Who cares she still double-faulting like crazy.
Aug 1st, 2013, 03:41 PM
:lol: The thunder is coming.
Hope she can actually pick up her game a bit now :sobbing: Good enough result against Stosur actually.
Oct 4th, 2013, 06:22 PM
Q-draw of Linz:
(2)McHale v Vogt
Piter v Tinjic
Karatantcheva v (wc)Toljan
Kan v (5)Razzano
Oct 7th, 2013, 03:35 AM
Karatantcheva 75 63 (wc)Toljan
(In the first set, Sesil played from 1-5 to 7-5.)