View Full Version : The Mighty Sesil Karatancheva Thread Vol. 2

Nov 21st, 2003, 03:16 AM
Heres a thread just for her :bounce: you can post results and stuff about Sesil :speakles::)

Jun 11th, 2010, 04:54 PM
Old thread (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=129550)

Happy chatting! :wavey:

Jun 11th, 2010, 05:39 PM
She did well against Sharapova KEEP IT UP girl

Jun 11th, 2010, 06:42 PM
Great tournament for Sesil ! Her movement is amazing :P

Jun 11th, 2010, 07:23 PM
Hopefully in this new thread we'll soon discuss Sesil's Wimby QF :)

Jun 11th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Great tourny for Sesil :worship: Hopefully plenty more good tournaments for her in 2010, the WTA needs a character like Sesil at the top. :)

Jun 12th, 2010, 02:59 AM
Great tourny for Sesil :worship: Hopefully plenty more good tournaments for her in 2010, the WTA needs a character like Sesil at the top. :)

Definitely :lol: I know she gained a whole lot of fans this week (Sammy01 and Legend1 for example :p) and that's always great. England loves Sesil :hearts:

New thread :yippee:

Jun 12th, 2010, 03:00 AM
Thanks to Shepster for the pics:






Jun 13th, 2010, 02:20 AM
She is looking smoking :D

Jun 14th, 2010, 06:23 PM
(2) Larsson vs. Karatantcheva
Llagostera Vives vs. Kustova
Han vs. Schruff
Albanese vs. [15] Manasieva

Pfffffffffffffff Good luck

Jun 14th, 2010, 06:42 PM
Llagostera Vives :rolleyes: - she is good and for me she is the strongest opponent here . Also Schruff can be dangerous .

Good luck ! :)

Jun 14th, 2010, 06:57 PM
I really think she is well capable of beating all those girls.

Jun 15th, 2010, 12:07 PM
Sesil won 4-6 6-3 6-4 what a match and awfril start 0-4 Congarts

Jun 15th, 2010, 03:29 PM
2005 was the last time Vives actually did anything major in singles.
She is also one of those Spanish who can't play on anything but clay, I think Sesil is defiantly capable of beating her.

Although being capable of doing something and doing it are different things. :scared:

Jun 15th, 2010, 07:08 PM
Sesil also is playing doubles with Tsveti :)

Jun 15th, 2010, 08:45 PM
Sesil also is playing doubles with Tsveti :)

Yeah:bounce: Go Girls

Jun 16th, 2010, 05:37 AM
Tsveti and Sesil should be a cool team :lol:

Jun 16th, 2010, 06:01 AM

Wearing Maria Kirilenko's old Stella dress.

Jun 16th, 2010, 06:02 AM
Wimbledon Championships - London, Great Britain - Grand Slam


Q-R96: http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Kazakhstan.jpg Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) vs. http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Sweden.jpg [2] Johanna Jenny Larsson (SWE) - 4/6 6/3 6/4
Q-R48: http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Kazakhstan.jpg Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) vs. http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Spain.jpg Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP)


R16: http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Kazakhstan.jpg Karatantcheva / http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Bulgaria.jpg Pironkova vs. [8] http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Hungary.jpg Marosi / http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Germany.jpg Woerle

Jun 16th, 2010, 12:13 PM
Wimbledon Championships - London, Great Britain - Grand Slam


Q-R96: http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Kazakhstan.jpg Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) vs. http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Sweden.jpg [2] Johanna Jenny Larsson (SWE) - 4/6 6/3 6/4
Q-R48: http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Kazakhstan.jpg Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) vs. http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Spain.jpg Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) - 3/6 6/2 3/6


R16: http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Kazakhstan.jpg Karatantcheva / http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Bulgaria.jpg Pironkova vs. [8] http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Hungary.jpg Marosi / http://www.grigor-dimitrov.comlu.com/images/flags/Germany.jpg Woerle

:( :( :(

Jun 16th, 2010, 12:14 PM
Sesil lead 3-1 final set :o

Jun 16th, 2010, 01:06 PM
Oh no :(
GL in doubles, then.

Jun 16th, 2010, 04:23 PM

So sad to see her go out. I wanted her at Wimby, hopefully she qualifies in doubles.

Jun 16th, 2010, 11:43 PM
What the ...

Jun 21st, 2010, 09:32 AM
From Wimbledon qualifying:



Jun 24th, 2010, 06:43 AM
Thank you for the pictures :)

Jul 5th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Up against Alisa Kleybanova in R1 of Budapest tomorrow.

Jul 5th, 2010, 04:06 PM
awful draw

Jul 5th, 2010, 05:42 PM
Bet365 will show this match :D

FedererBulgaria Нещо с еднакви аватари сме :S xaxaxa

Jul 5th, 2010, 06:48 PM
Good luck tomorrow Sesil :)

Jul 5th, 2010, 06:50 PM
Bet365 will show this match :D

FedererBulgaria Нещо с еднакви аватари сме :S xaxaxa

Вече не :P ;)

Jul 6th, 2010, 12:48 AM
Good Luck Sesil take Alisa out :worship:

Jul 6th, 2010, 08:21 AM

Jul 6th, 2010, 09:00 AM
Getting started.


If you wanna watch :)

Jul 6th, 2010, 09:31 AM
ohh my

Jul 6th, 2010, 10:05 AM
Sesil came back from 1-4 to served for the set at 5*-4 30-15 before double faulting and getting broken :sobbing:

Jul 6th, 2010, 01:10 PM
Poor Sesil :sad:

As I said in the result thread if she had gotten Alisa later in the tournament it might have been better for her, drawing the top seed round one sucks :mad:

Jul 6th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Alisa Kleybanova v Sesil Karatantcheva- 06 Jul 2010- GDF SUEZ GRAND PRIX

Jul 7th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Budapest R1: Alisa Kleybanova vs. Sesil Karatantcheva

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/namedImage/12781/player_311777.jpg vs. http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/namedImage/12781/player_311810.jpg

MATCH: http://forum.vaidisova-nicole.com/viewtopic.php?f=79&t=7191&p=13611#p13611

Jul 11th, 2010, 07:31 AM
Sesil won her first Q round in Palermo after 6-3 4-6 6-2 win over Stephanie Vongsouthi. He will play vs. Karin Knap in the second round ;)

Jul 12th, 2010, 08:14 AM
Sesil beat Karin Knapp 3-6 6-1 7-5 after KK served for the match :) Proud of her for fighting.

She will face M. CAREGARO for a spot in the MD. Caregaro has not dropped more than 2 games in a set so far this tourney :unsure:

Jul 12th, 2010, 03:04 PM
Sesil great comeback against Knapp. :worship:

Jul 12th, 2010, 05:34 PM
:o 4-6 3-6 to Caregaro

Jul 13th, 2010, 12:31 AM
Sesil Karatantcheva and Tzveti Pironkova being beautiful, together off court and good friends.
Bulgarian Girls are the most beautiful, I should I am one. LOL














Jul 13th, 2010, 04:28 AM
Great pictures :hearts:

Jul 13th, 2010, 07:34 AM

Jul 13th, 2010, 08:36 PM
Sesil :worship: :worship:

Just need Sesil on the hard courts now, the clay tourneys have sucked :o

Jul 14th, 2010, 02:42 AM
Pics from GM :sobbing:

Sesil is sugar and spice, and all things nice.


I like girls kissing and groping each other :devil:

Sesil's just having fun, after years of torment, which a 15 year old minor didn't deserve, because it should of been her guardians in the dock, taking part, if not full responsibility.

Jul 17th, 2010, 03:00 PM
Portoroz Q1: Fedak def. Karatantcheva 62 61

Oh Sesil :sobbing:

Jul 17th, 2010, 05:47 PM

How did she lose this :help: Its not even clay.

Jul 19th, 2010, 05:35 AM
(WC) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) / Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) - Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) / Anna Tatishvili (GEO)

Portoroz Doubles.

Jul 20th, 2010, 01:12 AM

Although to be fair she was playing JJ who has been known to carry doubles partners.

The doubles draw sucked for her and Anna.:bigcry:

Jul 20th, 2010, 10:16 AM

Although to be fair she was playing JJ who has been known to carry doubles partners.

The doubles draw sucked for her and Anna.:bigcry:

Definitely. :o Oh well, they took it to a third and made it close so that's always a positive thing.

Some pictures:




Jul 24th, 2010, 11:31 AM
She got bagelled by Dzehalevich in Istanbul :sobbing:

Jul 24th, 2010, 11:44 AM
She got bagelled by Dzehalevich in Istanbul :sobbing:


Jul 24th, 2010, 11:46 AM
4-1 for Sesil :banana:

Jul 24th, 2010, 11:46 AM
well im just hoping she was asleep in the 1st set :help:

Jul 24th, 2010, 11:55 AM
6-1 for Sesil !!!

Jul 24th, 2010, 04:07 PM
well im just hoping she was asleep in the 1st set :help:

You're right - Sesil won 0-6, 6-1, 6-3 !

Jul 24th, 2010, 08:28 PM
She served horrible in the first set thats why she was bagelled :) but it was the best match of the qualies today, both girl hit really hard, without thinking any kind of defence..

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/6084/ses.th.jpg (http://img840.imageshack.us/i/ses.jpg/)

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8105/ses2.th.jpg (http://img339.imageshack.us/i/ses2.jpg/)

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/9612/ses3.th.jpg (http://img821.imageshack.us/i/ses3.jpg/)

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/6971/ses4.th.jpg (http://img16.imageshack.us/i/ses4.jpg/)

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/1420/ses5.th.jpg (http://img299.imageshack.us/i/ses5.jpg/)

And she is hoottt :hearts:

Jul 25th, 2010, 02:20 AM
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.

dos Santos
Oct 13th, 2010, 10:45 AM
Part1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YK6K6N6B
Part2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Y39OQA0R

Oct 15th, 2010, 02:07 PM
thunderous :yawn:

Nov 5th, 2010, 09:26 AM
Part1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YK6K6N6B
Part2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Y39OQA0R

So rare that we get to see her matches, thank you. :worship:

Nov 5th, 2010, 06:24 PM
her second serve is orgasmic :D

Dec 21st, 2010, 02:06 PM
Sesil vs Masha IW 2004 highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWuxYoJs3Rk&feature=player_embedded#!

I wish this girl will wake up in current Sesil !

Dec 30th, 2010, 11:51 AM
(3)Vania King (USA) v Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) Brisbane :sad:

Dec 31st, 2010, 12:55 PM
:sad: Brisbane QR1 : Vania King def. Thonderous Sesil Karatantcheva 63 63

Dec 31st, 2010, 01:11 PM
From Davodus through a fence at Brisbane.



Jan 2nd, 2011, 05:20 PM
Sesil vs Masha IW 2004 highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWuxYoJs3Rk&feature=player_embedded#!

I wish this girl will wake up in current Sesil !
:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: She was so good and fierce.

Jan 3rd, 2011, 06:29 AM
Shvedova withdrew from Hopman Cup so we get to see Sesil play Henin tomorrow. :woohoo:

Jan 4th, 2011, 12:07 AM

Sesil vs Justine

Jan 4th, 2011, 06:27 AM
Justine Henin d Sesil Karatantcheva 6-4, 6-3
Ruben Bemelmans d Andrey Golubev 6-4, 6-4
Henin/Bemelmans d Karatantcheva/Golubev 4-6, 6-2, (10/8)

Jan 4th, 2011, 06:30 AM




Proud Bulgarian
Jan 6th, 2011, 12:06 PM
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.

Proud Bulgarian
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

Proud Bulgarian
Jan 6th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Thanks for Sesil's pictures, Caralenko!

Jan 7th, 2011, 03:07 AM
HC website put up some more :D





Proud Bulgarian
Jan 7th, 2011, 11:25 AM
[QUOTE=Caralenko;18941804]HC website put up some more :D

Nice! Thank you. I was going to put up pictures of Tsveti Pironkova from Medibank last year and I can't believe I have been so flat out for a year, that I did not manage! :D:D

Mar 13th, 2011, 12:54 AM
She's in the final of 25k Clearwater and will play Tomljanovic for the title.

Apr 3rd, 2011, 11:03 AM
Sesil in Marbella :)

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/199575_212650215418746_172242589459509_949702_4001 661_n.jpg

Apr 3rd, 2011, 07:21 PM
keep trying sesil!

Miracle Worker
Apr 9th, 2011, 01:34 PM
Sesil :dance:

May 18th, 2011, 07:57 PM
Sesil is in the second quali round of Roland Garros :)

QR1: def. Jin-A Lee (KOR) 75 63 after being 25 down in the first set and 02 in the second. Nice fight!

QR2 def. Krajicek 26 61 64 :)

QR3: lost to Govortsova 46 62 36 :(

May 19th, 2011, 09:28 PM
She looks highly motivated :)


May 25th, 2011, 05:15 PM
Sesil is playing for Kazakhstan now?

May 30th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Sesil is playing for Kazakhstan now?

Yes, For the last 3 years :(

May 31st, 2011, 09:02 PM
What a lovely pic of Sesil :) Hope she will qualify for Wimbledon! :)

Aug 9th, 2011, 07:10 AM
Her ranking is slumping big time, I'm really worried for the future, hoped she would return to Top 100 but it hasn't happened :sobbing:

Aug 25th, 2011, 10:03 AM

QR1: Sesil def Junri Namigata 2-6 6-4 6-4
QR2: Sesil vs Vitalia Diatchenko RUS (24)

Miracle Worker
Aug 25th, 2011, 10:54 AM
Someone bumped this thread :dance:

Oct 29th, 2011, 04:22 AM

Nov 11th, 2011, 01:56 AM
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

Proud Bulgarian
Jan 12th, 2012, 11:01 AM
Unfortunately, she lost the Australian Open 1st round qualifier match in 3 sets today...

Losing Streak
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.

Miracle Worker
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.

I'm really disappointed.

Jan 21st, 2012, 09:27 AM


Feb 14th, 2012, 12:42 AM
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


Losing Streak
Apr 27th, 2012, 11:16 PM
Estoril Q, Q1 against Camerin. :scared: Go Sesil! :cheer::cheer:

Losing Streak
Apr 28th, 2012, 11:41 AM
Thundah lost 1st set 3-6, won 2nd set 6-1. :) Final set! Win it Sesil! :cheer:

Losing Streak
Apr 28th, 2012, 12:38 PM
Sesil won 3-6 6-1 6-2! :D :cheer:

Miracle Worker
Apr 28th, 2012, 12:43 PM
Sessil won :eek:


Jun 2nd, 2012, 12:50 PM
Roland Garros
Q1: (14) Sesil Karatantcheva KAZ def. Naomi Broady GBR 60 61
Q2: (14) Sesil Karatantcheva KAZ def. Nastassja Burnett ITA 26 61 61
Q3: Alexa Glatch def.(14) Sesil Karatantcheva KAZ 62 64

R1: (LL) Sesil Karatantcheva KAZ def. Timea Babos HUN 61 60
R2: Carla Suarez Navarro ESP def. (LL) Sesil Karatantcheva KAZ 46 64 61

Great tournament for Sesil :cheer:
Where she'll play on grass now? Qualies WTA or ITF's?

And what Hingis doing on her matches :confused:

Jun 11th, 2012, 03:53 PM
Great tournament for Sesil :cheer:

Yep, great RG :worship:

Where she'll play on grass now? Qualies WTA or ITF's?

Nottingham 75k -but withdrew, Birmingham -lost Q2 but LL in MD. Hopefully top 100 ranknig after Wimby. First time in 100 since that little mix-up at the testing labs.



Jun 20th, 2012, 09:18 AM
Wimby QR1 [seeded 5]:

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 / [23] 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.
Enjoy ...


Jul 26th, 2012, 05:10 PM

Getting to know... Sesil Karatantcheva

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.

And surface?
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
C'mon :yeah:

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:

Losing Streak
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:

Losing Streak
Jan 10th, 2013, 11:01 PM

Jan 13th, 2013, 02:43 PM
Kick her ass :hysteric: Maybe she will have thunderous AO :sobbing:

Losing Streak
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:

Sesil :hug:

Losing Streak
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:52 AM
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Sesil+Karatantcheva+2013+Australian+Open+Day+SUCuV nEL0KNl.jpg

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Sesil+Karatantcheva+2013+Australian+Open+Day+0bBwg Y0qpOul.jpg

+ Melange's pic :)


Losing Streak
Jan 21st, 2013, 10:43 PM

Jan 23rd, 2013, 01:16 AM
I don't get why she didn't play a warm up event, especially now with 3 tournies week 1. :shrug:

Losing Streak
Feb 6th, 2013, 08:52 PM
Kazakhstan 3-0 Indonesia :cool:

Sesil & Galina Voskoboeva d. Bhosale/Raina 6-3 6-1 :)


Feb 7th, 2013, 09:05 PM

Losing Streak
Feb 7th, 2013, 09:33 PM

Feb 8th, 2013, 02:37 AM

Good work Sesil/Galina :cheer:

Feb 9th, 2013, 09:32 AM
Sesil :hysteric:

Losing Streak
Feb 11th, 2013, 11:12 AM

Feb 11th, 2013, 09:31 PM
Plays Dubois in 125k Challenger Cali.

GL Sesil :cheer:

Losing Streak
Feb 11th, 2013, 09:55 PM
GL :hug: :cheer:

Feb 14th, 2013, 12:36 PM
Sesil looks great there :yeah:

And she is in QF after hitting 39 DF's :hysteric:

Losing Streak
Feb 14th, 2013, 12:42 PM
:cheer: :hearts:

Losing Streak
Feb 16th, 2013, 10:44 PM
She lost 4 & 3 to Lucic in Bogota Q1 :ras:

Feb 17th, 2013, 03:53 AM
Seriously, does she have a full time coach now? She still plays like a teen

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Feb 25th, 2013, 01:29 AM
Great first round chance against Hermoso in Acapulco.

Still don't get her Cali-Memphis-Acapuco schedule when Bogota would have made way more sense.

Losing Streak
Feb 26th, 2013, 04:54 AM
She beat Hermoso 0 & 3 :) :yeah:

Feb 27th, 2013, 01:56 PM

Losing Streak
Mar 5th, 2013, 10:09 AM
Nice pics :hearts:

She beat Duque-Marino in IW Q1, 6-3 7-6(3) :yeah: :)

Losing Streak
Mar 5th, 2013, 09:49 PM
She beat Daniilidou 6-4 7-6(6) in Q2 :bounce:

Mar 6th, 2013, 12:18 PM
Queen Sesil :cheer:

Losing Streak
Mar 10th, 2013, 03:58 AM






Mar 11th, 2013, 02:20 PM

Mar 11th, 2013, 05:06 PM
Nice pics:bounce::bounce:
Come on, Sesil & Tsveti!!!!

Mar 18th, 2013, 05:04 AM
(1)Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) v Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP)
Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) v (23)Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)

The draw is a little tough. Sesil didn't win any match in Miami before......:sad:

Mar 19th, 2013, 04:34 AM
Sesil 6-1 5-7 7-6(3)
What a tough match. Next round is a tough challenge against Espinosa

Losing Streak
Mar 19th, 2013, 01:13 PM
I thought she's be done when she served a couple times for the match in Set 2 only to lose the set badly :sobbing: But it was well fought! GL against Soler-Espinosa Sesil! :cheer:

Losing Streak
Mar 19th, 2013, 07:27 PM
Lost 4 & 2 :sad: As long as she didn't improve that serve drastically, she won't be able do better than how she's actually doing... :(

Mar 20th, 2013, 02:04 AM
Yes, so many double faults. Some Chinese tennis fans surprised her df numbers in the Chinese forum:help::help:

Losing Streak
Mar 20th, 2013, 02:28 PM

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Mar 21st, 2013, 10:03 AM







Mar 22nd, 2013, 04:32 AM

Nice pictures. Thx for sharing, spiceboy:)

Losing Streak
Mar 26th, 2013, 03:56 PM
Playing 50K osprey now, R1 against (5)Olga Puchkova :unsure:

Mar 30th, 2013, 06:06 PM
She lost R1 to Puchkova in Ospray.

In Family Cup, she had a revenge to Castano who she lost in Cali.

Today she won 3-6 6-2 6-4!

Apr 5th, 2013, 04:53 PM
In qualy draw for Stuttgart.

Apr 20th, 2013, 06:49 PM

Sesil :inlove:

Jul 3rd, 2013, 11:52 PM
Next up - Budapest Main Draw.

Jul 6th, 2013, 04:22 PM
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.)

Karatantcheva 62 61 Kan

Karatantcheva 26 36 Piter

Mar 24th, 2014, 08:23 AM

Sesil posted this on her FB over the w/end. No doubt related to this (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=465247), but what do the headlines say?

May 16th, 2014, 04:54 PM
Sesil won her Q1 match at WTA Nürnberg. Beat Kerkhove 6-4 7-5 ! :)

Q2 vs Nina Zander. Their first meeting. I hope Sesil qualifies for main draw ;)

Losing Streak
May 21st, 2014, 04:02 PM
RG Q1. She d. Vogt 3-6 6-4 6-2 :)

May 22nd, 2014, 08:11 PM
^ Happy Sesil won her Q1 match. Good fight. Only 7 DFs :lol:

Siegemund next. They have never met before. Keep winning, Sesil ;)

Losing Streak
May 23rd, 2014, 11:02 AM
Lost in Q2 to Siegemund, 4-6 7-6(6) 4-6 :sobbing: :hug:

May 24th, 2014, 05:50 PM
Sesil :hug:

I heard Sesil moves slow and is not as motivated anymore as she used to :sad:

Losing Streak
Jun 3rd, 2014, 04:58 PM
100K Marseille. R1. Sesil d. Jaksic 0-6 6-3 6-3. :) Good win! :yeah:

Losing Streak
Jun 5th, 2014, 02:40 PM
She beat Putintseva 4 & 2 in R2! :yeah: :bounce:

Losing Streak
Jun 6th, 2014, 04:53 PM
Fell to (4)Johanna Larsson in QF, 3-6 6-4 6-7(7) :sobbing: :hug:

Losing Streak
Jun 17th, 2014, 08:07 PM
Wimbly Q1. She beat Marcinkevica 4 & 2. :) Keep going :bounce:

Losing Streak
Jun 18th, 2014, 01:46 PM
Sadly, she lost in Q2 to Kontaveit, 2-6 6-2 2-6. :sad: :hug: If only she could do something about that serve. :sobbing:

Jun 18th, 2014, 01:52 PM

Sesil that serve girl

Losing Streak
Jul 5th, 2014, 02:37 PM
Won her Q1 match at WTA Bucharest against Polina Vinogradova, 6-2 7-6(6). :)

Was 1-5* 0-40 down in set 2, and 5-6 in TB, and yet managed to win the set and thus the match. :sobbing: :worship:

Jani in Q2. :bounce:

Losing Streak
Jul 6th, 2014, 04:27 PM
Won 6-3 7-6(3)! :)

Losing Streak
Jul 7th, 2014, 12:54 PM
Qualified! :D Beat De Vroome 7-5 6-2 in Q3. :yeah: Congrats Sesil. :)

Jul 7th, 2014, 01:19 PM

So happy

Losing Streak
Jul 8th, 2014, 02:50 PM
Lost 2 & 1 to Soler-Espinosa in R1. :sad: Disappointing scoreline, thought it would be more of a fight. :(

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Losing Streak
Jul 13th, 2014, 11:18 AM
Lost in Q1 of WTA Istanbul to (11)Ana Konjuh, 2 & 4. :sad: :hug: No shame whatsoever in losing to Konjuh, but as usual, she barely held serve and hit 10+ DFs. :( :sobbing:

Jul 13th, 2014, 12:02 PM
The serve :tape:

Losing Streak
Jul 22nd, 2014, 11:07 AM
50K+H Subota. Sesil beat (Q)Grymalska 0 & 3 in R1. :) :bounce:

Losing Streak
Jul 24th, 2014, 03:20 PM
She beat Carina Witthoeft 4 & 3 in R2. :D Very good, solid win. :yeah:

Interesting QF match now, vs. Andreea Mitu (who defeated (3)Dinah Pfizenmaier in straight sets in R2). GL Sesil! :bounce:

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Jul 24th, 2014, 06:23 PM
GL Sesil :cheer:

Losing Streak
Jul 25th, 2014, 02:09 PM
Sesil through to the SFs! :banana: :woohoo:

Beat Andreea Mitu, 6-3 2-6 6-1 in QF. :yeah:

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Losing Streak
Jul 26th, 2014, 12:17 PM
Beat Vogt 3 & 3 in SF! :banana: :cool: :yeah:

Final, baby! :dance:

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Jul 26th, 2014, 01:59 PM
GL to Sesil! Come on in Final!

Losing Streak
Jul 26th, 2014, 02:21 PM
Final vs. (2)Kristina Kucova, who thrashed Voracova 1 & 2 in the other semi. :unsure:

Hayde Sesil, get that effin title! :cheer::cheer:

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Jul 26th, 2014, 03:30 PM
GL Sesil get that title :cheer:

Jul 27th, 2014, 11:04 AM
Sesil won the 1st set 6:1. :yeah:

Jul 27th, 2014, 11:06 AM
She struggles badly now though. :( She led *3:0 in the 2nd set, now it's *3:4. :hysteric:

Jul 27th, 2014, 11:15 AM
Sesil comes back from 3:5* to 5:5*.

Jul 27th, 2014, 11:24 AM
Sesil lost the 2nd set 5:7. :(

Jul 27th, 2014, 12:39 PM
Really pitiful.
6-1 3-0(broke 2 sets) to 6-1 5-7.
The final set, she also broke first 2-1, but lost the match finally.
6-1 5-7 3-6.

But honestly I am surprised she can be in the final here.
She will get 60 points.
And she also releases some point pressure of last year's Southern California Open.

Losing Streak
Jul 27th, 2014, 01:05 PM
Masterclass choking from Sesil :hysteric: :tears:

A shame, she had it in her hands. :( :hug: But yeah, congrats on making it to the final! :yeah:

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Aug 23rd, 2014, 09:26 PM
US Open

Q1: Sesil lost 4-6 1-6 to Oudin :facepalm:

Pathetic performance from Sesil. Her serve was complete shit :help:
Sesil was sooo passive. Oudin was more aggressive than her :tape:
Very disappointed. Such a weak performance. She is becoming worse
Sesil was a better player at 14 yo than now. Just sad :sad:

Sep 11th, 2014, 01:10 PM
Good news. Sesil is into WTA Quebec City QF ! :banana:

She upset #3 seed Mladenovic 5-7 6-4 7-5 in R2. Amazing win :drool:

Cesare Borgia
Sep 11th, 2014, 08:39 PM
Now against Lucic-Baroni who's on fire:unsure:
But you can still do it, Sesil! Haide :cheer::cheer::cheer:

Sep 12th, 2014, 04:16 AM
Interview after her win against Mladenovic. :)


Sep 12th, 2014, 02:38 PM
Interview after her win against Mladenovic. :)


Thanks. You simply have to love Sesil ! :hearts:

Sep 30th, 2014, 05:46 AM
Sesil is coming back to play for Bulgaria!

Sep 30th, 2014, 10:28 AM
Sesil is coming back to play for Bulgaria!

good luck to her in her move back to Bulgarian tennis. She will be awesome and prove the critics wrong