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ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 11:50 AM
The Swisscom Challenge starts its main draw on Sunday with a full and attractive programme. In the third main draw match of the day the discovery of last year Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian will take to the court in the Schluefweg Arena - some time in late afternoon - to challenge the in-form Bulgarian Magdalena Maleeva.
The Sunday order of play is testimony to the fact that the tournament still has immensely attractive matches to offer despite the withdrawals of Serena Williams and Martina Hingis. Starting at noon, the schedule of Silvia Farina Elia (ranked 14) facing the 19th-ranked Amanda Coetzer, followed by Chanda Rubin (13) against Anna Smashnova (18), and Mikaelian versus Maleeva (15) means five of the world's top 20 are in action.
Last October the then 17-year-old Mikaelian delighted the crowd in Kloten when she showed unexpected maturity to beat the top-ranked Russians Elena Dementieva and Tatiana Panova, and only fell in the quarter-finals to Jennifer Capriati in front of a packed house. Since then Mikaelian has picked up her first WTA Tour title (in Tashkent), and that earned her a wildcard from the organisers of the Swisscom Challenge (along with Myriam Casanova). It won't be easy for the young woman from canton Vaud to repeat her achievements of last year, because her first round opponent is in remarkable form. Maggie Maleeva beat three top 10 players in Filderstadt last week, starting with Venus Williams, and she leads the head-to-head with Mikaelian 2-1, though the last time they played the Swiss won convincingly (6-1 6-1 in Quebec City).
Patty Schnyder has had better luck with her draw. The 24-year-old from Basel will open against a qualifier, and if she wins that she has a crack at the Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo, against whom she has won four of their 10 matches. Myriam Casanova, who beat Justine Henin en route to the quarter-finals in Filderstadt, has drawn the veteran Spaniard Conchita Martinez with the winner facing the top-seeded Jennifer Capriati. The Australian Open champion Capriati joins the other three top seeds - Lindsay Davenport (2), Justine Henin (3) and Mauresmo (4) - in having a bye into the second round.

Gowza
Oct 13th, 2002, 12:05 PM
Go Mikaelian!!!

butch
Oct 13th, 2002, 12:31 PM
I think they will all have to play exceptionally well to out-do the Coetzer-Farina Elia match, even only for the drama and very very long games.... very competitive

Monica_Rules
Oct 13th, 2002, 01:08 PM
GO MAGGIE:D

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:37 PM
Mikaelian - Maleeva *6-5

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:41 PM
*40-30

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:41 PM
Mikaelian leads 7-5, 0-0*

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:42 PM
Maggie :rolleyes:

croat123
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:43 PM
:eek:

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:45 PM
*30-30

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:46 PM
A game in 2nd set for Maleeva 7-5, *0-1

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:47 PM
Maggie :sad:

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:51 PM
*30-40 bp for maleeva...
*40-40
*AD-40

7-5, 1-1*

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:52 PM
Maleeva vs Mikaelian 5-7 1-1*

that's their 4th ( :eek: ) meeting this year !!!!

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:52 PM
*0-15
*15-15
*30-15

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:55 PM
*30-30
*30-40 bp for Mikaelian..

Mikaelian broke maleeva..

7-5, *2-1

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:55 PM
0-15
15-15
30-30
30-40 oh no !
GAME MIKAELIAN !!!!

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:56 PM
Maggie is playing 3rd match in third different tournament for a week :eek:

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 03:59 PM
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30
40-40
40-AD bp for maleeva!
40-40 pffft

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:00 PM
AD-40

Game for MIKAELIAN

3-1*

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:00 PM
40-40 - now go for it maggie
40-A
40-40 :(
3-1 :( :( :(

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:02 PM
If Maleeva loses this match she will not qualify for LA, will she?

DiZZiA
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:04 PM
Hello.. Maggie!!! Don't tell me u r still enjoying your victory at Moscow which is two weeks ago.....

Get ur move together now!! :(

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:04 PM
0-15
0-30 :rolleyes:
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40
AD-40 come on
40-40 :o

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:07 PM
AD-40
40-40 :rolleyes:
AD-40

Game for MALEEVA

*3-2

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by DiZZiA
Hello.. Maggie!!! Don't tell me u r still enjoying your victory at Moscow which is two weeks ago.....

Get ur move together now!! :(

It was just 7 days ago!

gmak
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:08 PM
i think she's still in the driving seat ghosts.....
but she has to do well in linz as she was a semifinalist last year.

i don't want to think about defeat though...
come on maggie you beat venus amelie and lindsay
she has to convert on those bp's though

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:11 PM
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40 bp for Maleeva
40-40

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:11 PM
again 40-40

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:12 PM
how many break point has Mikaelian saved.............................

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:13 PM
40-AD against bp for Maleeva
40-40
40-AD bp for Maleeva again!

Break for MALEEVA

3-3*

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:13 PM
3-3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

gmak
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:14 PM
3-3 at last she broke back ......phew

come on maggie fight........ :)

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:16 PM
30-15
30-30
30-40 bp for Mikaelian
40-40

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:18 PM
40-AD bp for Mikaelian again
40-40
AD-40

Game for MALEEVA

*3-4

gmak
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:20 PM
those games are sooooo long......
at least maggie is winning them now ;)

croat123
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:22 PM
C'mon Maggie!

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:22 PM
15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40 two breakpoints for Maleeva!
30-40 bp for maleeva

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:23 PM
Break for MALEEVA

7-5, 3-5*

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:25 PM
30-15
40-15 a setpoint for Maleeva

Second set is for MALEEVA

7-5, 3-6, *0-0

Zamboni
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:30 PM
Come on Marie!!! :bounce:

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:34 PM
15-0
30-0
40-0

A love game for MIKAELIAN

1-0*

mboyle
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:34 PM
Go Maggie GO!!!! Fight Maggie FIGHT!!!! Win Maggie WIN!!!!! All RIGHT!!!! GO!!! FIGHT!!! WIN TONIGHT!!!! Boogie Down, ALL RIGHT ALL RIGHT!!!!

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:36 PM
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30

Game for Maleeva

*1-1

King Lindsay
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:39 PM
Is anybody watchig this match? What happened to Mikaelian from 7-5 3-1 up?

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:39 PM
0-15
0-30
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:43 PM
AD-40
40-40
40-AD bp for Maleeva
40-40
AD-40

Game for MIKAELIAN

7-5, 3-6, 2-1*

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:44 PM
Maggie, why do you always miss your break chances? :(

Zamboni
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:44 PM
Come on Marie! Break her! :)

gmak
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:45 PM
so many lost opportunities for maggie in this match... :(
o know MGM has a good serve but that's just ridiculous!

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:45 PM
mluk!

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:49 PM
0-15
15-15
15-30
15-40 two bp's for MIKAELIAN
30-40
40-40
40-AD Another bp for MIKAELIAN
40-40
40-AD bp for MIKAELIAN again

Break for MIKAELIAN

*3-1

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:50 PM
Maggie is obviously totaly exhausted!

Zamboni
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:50 PM
Yay now keep service Marie! :)

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:52 PM
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15

Game for MIKAELIAN

7-5, 3-6, 4-1*

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:52 PM
4-1 bye bye

croat123
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:53 PM
it's not over yet...

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:54 PM
15-0
30-0
40-0

Love game for Maleeva

*4-2

gmak
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:56 PM
fight maggie damnit ! :mad:

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:58 PM
15-0
30-0
30-15
30-30
40-30

Game for MIKAELIAN

5-2*

Monica_Rules
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:58 PM
COME ON MAGGIE!:D

croat123
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:58 PM
hold, then break, then hold, then break, then hold!

Happy Guy
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:59 PM
Go Maggie, pull out another upset of the day!

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 04:59 PM
croat123, what are the reactions in Croatia after yesterday's football loss to Bulgaria?

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:00 PM
0-15
15-15
15-30

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by croat123
hold, then break, then hold, then break, then hold!

That way Maggie defeated Hrdlickova at US Open!!!

croat123
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:01 PM
you don't want to know...

bulgaria was better and that is that, unfortunately most people in croatia still haven't figured that out. our team has to start working harder because its results have been pathetic this year and last year.

btw, bulgaria is playing really good soccer and it is really a toss-up between belgium and croatia to see who will go to euro2004.

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:02 PM
30-30
40-30

game for Maleeva

*5-3

croat123
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:03 PM
now BREAK!!!

Zamboni
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:03 PM
Hold now Marie, please!!!! :)

gmak
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:03 PM
poor maggie .... it's almost over :sad:

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by croat123
you don't want to know...

bulgaria was better and that is that, unfortunately most people in croatia still haven't figured that out. our team has to start working harder because its results have been pathetic this year and last year.

btw, bulgaria is playing really good soccer and it is really a toss-up between belgium and croatia to see who will go to euro2004.

Yey, everybody's very happy here, as nobody has expected to win so easily. I was at the stadium and that was the best football match i've been to ;) ;)
Did you watched it on TV?

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:05 PM
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15 MP for MIKAELIAN
40-30
40-40

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:07 PM
AD-40 MP for MIKAELIAN again
40-40 :o

Tennisfan-Mtl
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:08 PM
5-4 ;)

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:09 PM
40-AD bp for Maleeva

Game for MALEEVA :eek: :(

5-4*

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:09 PM
yeah... GREAT!!!!
Maggie :kiss: :kiss:

Zamboni
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:09 PM
oh crap :(

Come on Marie!!!!!

xcrtbckhnd
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:10 PM
C'mon MAGGIE!!!! Time to hold serve easily and take this match!!!!

Tennisfan-Mtl
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:10 PM
Come on Marie-GaianÚ !

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:13 PM
15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15
40-30
40-40

gmak
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:13 PM
omg maggie saved 3 MPs and broke back :)

croat123
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:13 PM
now HOLD!

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:14 PM
Maggie 40-0 and now 40-40 in such important game !!!!!!!

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:14 PM
AD-40
40-40 :o

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:15 PM
i cant stand no more.

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:16 PM
AD-40

Game for Maleeva *5-5

croat123
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:16 PM
now BREAK!

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:16 PM
Yeah!!! :bounce:

gmak
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:16 PM
from 40-0 deuce? :mad:

noooooooooo maggieeeeeeee

Monica_Rules
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:17 PM
COME ON MAGGIE:D

xcrtbckhnd
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:18 PM
Tough game there, but Maggie held on!!!! Is Maggie taking yet another match to a 3rd set tiebreak!?!?!

mboyle
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:19 PM
Wow Maggie!!!! How does MGM play? I know she has an extremely western grip on her forehand, and if I remember correctly, her backhand is her best shot. But do you guys think she is better or worse than Myriam Casanova?

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:19 PM
15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15

Game for MIKAELIAN

7-5, 3-6, 6-5*

xcrtbckhnd
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:20 PM
C'mon MAGGIE!!!!! HOLD!!!!

gmak
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:21 PM
6-5 0-15

hold maggie......

croat123
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:21 PM
now HOLD!

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:22 PM
0-15
0-30
0-40 Three MP for MIKAELIAN!!

croat123
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:22 PM
no!

Jodie
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:24 PM
15-40

Game, Set and Match for Marie-Ga´anÚ MIKAELIAN :D

7-5, 3-6, 7-5

gmak
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:24 PM
5-7 it's over........arghhhhhhhhh

:sad: :mad: :fiery:
i'm beginning to hate this tourney.......
chanda maggie silvia vera elena b all going down......:sad:

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:24 PM
no

croat123
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:24 PM
:fiery:

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:26 PM
Everything comes back

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:28 PM
Now Magdalena has indoors 3 first round defeats (to Husarova, Kremer and Mikaelian) and a won tournament, where she defeated VWilliams, Mauresmo and Davenport.......................

How can that happen?

Anyway from next week she will be 14th ;) ;)

gmak
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:40 PM
well she reached the quarters at quebec city ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:41 PM
Maggie :sad: :(

ghosts
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:42 PM
where she lost to Mikaelian 1-6 1-6
I dont want to remember!!!

gmak
Oct 13th, 2002, 05:45 PM
me too.probably the worst amtch of the year :(

Scotso
Oct 13th, 2002, 06:20 PM
:fiery:

Doris Loeffel
Oct 14th, 2002, 09:46 AM
Well done MGM!!
Keep it up!!

~RedRose~
Oct 14th, 2002, 10:06 AM
what a tough match!!