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Bероника
Dec 12th, 2010, 05:50 PM
This is the cheering thread for Eleni in 2011 as Andrew reminded me ;)

Here's hoping we can fill it with some happy news and some great wins of the greek Goddess!!!

Best of luck for 2011 season,Eleni :kiss:

Bероника
Dec 12th, 2010, 05:51 PM
oh I will ask Sonfo to put it on the upper part of the forum as important ;)

hellas719
Dec 16th, 2010, 11:00 PM
She starts in AO qualies :cheer:

bgr4
Dec 17th, 2010, 12:52 AM
Her and Jasmin should play dubs in Auckland or Brisbane :sad: Their ranking is most likely high enough to get in

Elisse
Dec 19th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Her and Jasmin should play dubs in Auckland or Brisbane :sad: Their ranking is most likely high enough to get in

Jasmin is definately playing Auckland - not sure about Eleni though

nevetssllim
Dec 19th, 2010, 11:20 PM
She starts in AO qualies :cheer:

No warm-up tournaments? :scratch: Or is this because her ranking isn't good enough?

hellas719
Dec 22nd, 2010, 02:24 AM
Guys, I already said that Eleni will start in Melbourne. See post #3 ;)

And the reason is in the news/articles thread. She said that she wants more time off ;)

hellas719
Jan 9th, 2011, 04:19 AM
Random, but Eleni's best results in doubles at each slam :p

AO-QF 2005
RG-SF 2006
WI-QF 2006
USO-R32 2004,2007

Dorien.
Jan 12th, 2011, 05:32 PM
She is playing first round against Bovina. I think it's for both players first match of the season. So i really don't know what i have to except about their current form.

Bероника
Jan 12th, 2011, 07:23 PM
whoever did that draw should be burned :p the 2 players I'm interested in the qualy draw,of course,have to collide :rolleyes: not happy with it at all.

Best of luck,Eleni!

hellas719
Jan 13th, 2011, 01:16 AM
Go Lena! Just like 2009 :bounce:

nevetssllim
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:08 PM
d. Bovina 75 62. :D
Q2 vs. Kremer

Dorien.
Jan 14th, 2011, 06:52 PM
Solid start! Keep going :rocker:

Bероника
Jan 14th, 2011, 07:08 PM
Keep going,Leni!!! :D

Tennisfan06
Jan 14th, 2011, 09:23 PM
Nice start, Eleni! Keep winning! :D
Eleni and Kaia Kanepi are playing doubles together! :)

hellas719
Jan 15th, 2011, 02:24 AM
Great job, Lena! :hatoff:
Also, check out the photos, news/articles, and videos threads because they have all been updated with plenty of news :D

hellas719
Jan 15th, 2011, 03:11 AM
2-6 0-6 against KREMER :tape::help::o

I'm so done with this bullshit :rolleyes:

35% first serve :o
31% of first serve points won :fiery:. R U FUCKING KIDDING ME? :o:o:o
29% of second serve points won :yawn:
Total Points won: Kremer 55, Daniilidou 28 :bigcry:

I bet she was just pushing the whole time and wasn't agressive...

merda2004
Jan 15th, 2011, 05:59 AM
oh no!!! not againnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn....she better be poorly or something cause if she is fit and produces this kind of game then....
anyone knows if she still got that coach???

Dorien.
Jan 15th, 2011, 07:30 AM
Hmm it lookes so good after her first match. Uch :hug:

merda2004
Jan 15th, 2011, 11:53 AM
well expected kind of behaviour lol...

Danii's Law
Jan 15th, 2011, 03:10 PM
2-6 0-6 against KREMER :tape::help::o

I'm so done with this bullshit :rolleyes:

35% first serve :o
31% of first serve points won :fiery:. R U FUCKING KIDDING ME? :o:o:o
29% of second serve points won :yawn:
Total Points won: Kremer 55, Daniilidou 28 :bigcry:

I bet she was just pushing the whole time and wasn't agressive...

Ok I was there and it was bad but not disgusting. Yes she did push her backhand but Kremer really was extremely focused and player very well. She ran down all Eleni's balls which really frustrated her.

It was tough since she played so well against Bovina and I agree she should have not lost 12 games in a row but Kremer really did play well. Eleni will get her though, I think the problem was the Eleni just took the match too lightly, she thought/knew it would be an easy win and then lost focus.

Bероника
Jan 15th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Terrible :tape: :sad:

Bероника
Jan 16th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Eleni plays doubles with Kaia Kanepi.They face Dominguez Lino/Suarez Navarro in first round.Good luck,girls!!

Dorien.
Jan 16th, 2011, 04:20 PM
Good luck girls :rocker:

hellas719
Jan 17th, 2011, 12:10 AM
Very winnable doubles R1 :)

Dorien.
Jan 20th, 2011, 06:02 PM
They won first round 61 63 :cheer:

hellas719
Jan 21st, 2011, 03:53 AM
They won first round 61 63 :cheer:

Wonderful :bigclap:

R2 vs. (3) Huber/Petrova :scared:

hellas719
Jan 21st, 2011, 04:52 AM
^3-6 3-6 :hug:
Check the news/articles thread for a report sometime during the next two days. Someone from a Greek tennis website is telling us all of the info on Eleni so I will post there and translate everything so you guys can understand ;)

Danii's Law
Jan 21st, 2011, 08:56 AM
I have all the English original if anyone wants a them.

Dorien.
Jan 22nd, 2011, 07:23 AM
That would be nice :)

Danii's Law
Jan 22nd, 2011, 11:23 AM
First match:

After a day and a half of rain delays Eleni's first match against Russian Elena Bovina, finally got underway at approximately 4pm on Friday.
Eleni won the toss and chose to receive, an interesting choice against the big serving Bovina. Eleni broke Bovina to love in the first game but then had a hard time on her own serve with the bright sun on the northern end of the court hindering her ball toss.
The games went against serve until Bovina managed to hold and lead three games to two. She then broke Eleni and using her powerful serve, even acing Eleni twice on her second serve, to go up five games to two. It was at his point where Eleni found another gear. Her backhand, which had deserted her in the previous games, found its range and she began hitting her deep trademark slices.
Eleni got the match to 5 games all and then went on to take it 7 5 using big serves and perfectly placed forehands.

Seeing that the Russian was struggling with long rallies Eleni cleverly kept the ball in play, forcing Bovina to play that one extra ball which would eventually force the error. After a run of 10 strait games Eleni served for the match at 7-5 5-0 and had a match point at 40-30. Her serve unfortunately deserted her and Bovina was able to break and then hold her own serve to get the score to 5-2. Eleni again served for the match but her serve was shaky and Bovina found herslef at break point. Although Eleni fought back with incredible deep slice balls and scintillating cross court forehands and was able to regroup and serve out the match on her second match point thanks to Bovina returning her forehand long off Eleni's first serve.

After the match Eleni said she started slow as it was her first match of the year and her practice matches could not compare to the real thing. She remarked that her experience of many years on the tour for got her through the tough match and frustrating rain delays.
Tomorrow she faces veteran Anne Kremer of Luxembourg

Danii's Law
Jan 22nd, 2011, 11:24 AM
Second match:

Eleni looked good as she stepped onto court 6 today at 1.30pm for her match against veteran Anne Kremer from Luxembourg. During her hit up I asked her coach George how she was feeling and he said she had pulled up well after her previous match and was feeling good.
Kremer won the toss and elected to receive. The bright sun and breeze made conditions tough but Eleni bounded to an early 2 - 0 lead. Kremer was making errors and Eleni was not suffering from the slow start she had against Bovina.

Kremer soon found her range and leveled things at 2 games all. She cut down on her errors and ran down all of Elein's balls. Kremer soon found herself serving for the first set which she was able to secure on her first set point against a frustrated Eleni.

Kremer kept her momentum in the second set. Eleni could not get a break as Kremer continued to run down balls and find impossible angles. Eleni hung in there but her frustration continued as she could not get the upper-hand in the points. Eleni showed signs of getting back into the match with some spectacular forehand winners but Kremer continued to run everything down and force Eleni to play one more ball. Eventually Kremer was able to win her 12th consecutive game and take the match 6-2 6-0.

A disappointing loss for Eleni but Kremer played a good game and really wanted the win after her return from injury.

Good luck to Eleni for the rest of the tournament, she starts her doubles campaign with Kia Kanepi of Estonia late next week.

Danii's Law
Jan 22nd, 2011, 11:24 AM
First doubles:

It was approximately 4pm on a hot bright day in Melbourne when Eleni and her partner Kia Kanepi of Estonia, went on court for their first round doubles match against Lourdes Domingues Lino and Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.

The pair got on well and their varying game styles complimented each other perfectly. The heavy deep balls of Kanepi kept the team on the front foot while Eleni's clever veriations kept their opponents guessing. As their opponents were considerably shorter than them Eleni used the tactic of lobbing the net play on the return on serve which gave them the advantage even on their opponents serve.

The Greek, Estonian pairing quickly found them selves up 3-0 and soon after wrapped up the first set 6-1 in 28 minutes after some sublime smashes by Eleni and deep forehands from Kanepi.

The first set started with the Spanish pairing breaking Kanepi and leading the match for the first time. But Eleni and Kanepi kept fighting and thanks to some smoldering down the line backhands from Kanepi the pair were soon back in control leading 4 -1. The Spaniards managed to get back on serve but it was short lived as they were immediately broken back and were ultimately dispatched 6 - 1 6 - 3 in exactly one hour.

The team worked great together as their game styles are so varied, as previously stated Kanepi was almost unbeatable from the back of the court and Eleni won the majority of points with flawless smashes and tricky lobs.

After the match I asked Eleni what she felt about her play and her plans with her new partner. She was very pleased with the result and said that she and Kanepi would see how they go this tournament before committing to any others together.

Tomorrow they face the tough task of number 3 seeds Nadia Petrova and Liezel Huber. Good luck Eleni and Kia.

Danii's Law
Jan 22nd, 2011, 11:25 AM
Second doubles:

At 2pm on a hot day in Melbourne Eleni and Kaia took to the court against number 3 seeds Huber of America and Petrova of Russia.

The pair started well, nearly breaking Petrova in her first service game, before each holding their own serves and breaking Huber to go up 3 - 1. The Greek, Esonian pair look as they were in control of the tough match with Eleni exhibiting the powerful smashes and Kaia rallying deep heavy balls which saw them cruise through their opening round. Huber and Petrova were able to find their form and thanks to some sharp volleys were able to break back on Eleni's serve and ultimately take the first set 6 -3 in 36 minutes.

In the second set Huber and Petrova were able to break Kanepi's serve in the first game and held onto this break. Games then continued on serve untill 4 - 2 in favor of the Russian, American team.. These games were tight with Eleni once again using clever lobs over the net player and Kaia powering balls down the line. At 4 -2 Eleni then played a fantastic service game which they won to love and things appeared to be turning around for the pair. They pressed to break back on Petrova's serve but were ultimately unable to. Unfortanatly after another tough game Kanepi's serve was again broken and the Greek, Estonian pair went down 3-6 3-6 in 1 hour 12 minutes.

The match was not as one sided as the score may suggest. Eleni and Kaia worked very well together and really gave one of the favorite teams a scare. For their first tournament together they complimented each others styles a lot better than other more established teams, and I hope to see them play together more.

Unfortunately I did not get the opportunity to speak to Eleni after the match but I wish her all the best for the year ahead and look forward to seeing her next year, hopefully as a direct entrant into the main draw. Pame Leni!

Dorien.
Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:57 PM
Thank you very much :yeah:

hellas719
Feb 3rd, 2011, 03:00 AM
Fed Cup Greece d. Croatia 3-0 :woohoo:
Daniilidou d. Tomljanovic 4-6 6-3 6-4
Daniilidou/Georgatou d. Mijacika/Njiric 6-3 2-6 6-2
:)
Tomorrow we play Austria so Eleni will have the chance to beat Bammer once again :bounce:

Dorien.
Feb 3rd, 2011, 07:24 PM
Eleni lost against Bammer :hug:

Bероника
Feb 3rd, 2011, 07:26 PM
Eleni lost against Bammer :hug:

:sad:


result?

hellas719
Feb 4th, 2011, 03:46 AM
5-7 3-6 against Bammer :hug:
She led 3-2 40-0 in the second set :mad:

Tomorrow against Belarus :). Eleni will probably play against Azarenka, so it's a good chance for us to see how Eleni plays against a top 10 player since she hasn't played one in a few years :eek:

Dorien.
Feb 4th, 2011, 04:36 PM
She had to retire when she was losing 0-6 0-2 :scared: I hope she is ok

Bероника
Feb 4th, 2011, 06:18 PM
:sad: not good news

hellas719
Feb 5th, 2011, 01:59 AM
Not good :(
Check her blog post in the news/articles thread :p
If she is okay, she will play vs. Wozniacki tomorrow :eek:

hellas719
Feb 6th, 2011, 01:18 AM
0-6 3-6 against Wozniacki :(
But won in doubles 6-2 7-5 :cheer:
They were down 0-4 and 2-5 in the doubles second set :eek::bowdown:

Doubles game-by-game:
ΔΑΝΙΑ - ΕΛΛΑΔΑ

1ο ΣΕΤ: 0-1: 1-1: 1-2: 1-3: 1-4: 2-4: 2-5: 2-6:
2o ΣΕΤ: 1-0: 2-0: 3-0: 4-0: 4-1: 4-2: 5-2: 5-3: 5-4: 5-5: 5-6: 5-7:

Dorien.
Feb 6th, 2011, 08:08 AM
:yeah:

Dorien.
Feb 12th, 2011, 11:38 AM
(4)Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) v Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA)
(wc)Karen Emilia Castiblanco Duarte (COL) v Maria Irigoyen (ARG)
Laura Siegemund (GER) v Florencia Molinero (ARG)
Sharon Fichman (CAN) v (7) Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)

Her draw for Bogota. Good luck :rocker:

Dorien.
Feb 12th, 2011, 06:08 PM
She won her first match 63 61 :)

Bероника
Feb 12th, 2011, 07:09 PM
:banana: not a bad start

hellas719
Feb 13th, 2011, 03:30 AM
Eleni :woohoo:
She has new coach: Tina Pisnik! :bounce:
Read more about it in the news/articles thread ;). I will post an article there later or tomorrow :D:cheer:

Bероника
Feb 13th, 2011, 03:37 PM
Oh wow,I remember Tina is a former player,but don't know much about her.Thanks for posting the news,Andrew.Will check the articles thread :)

Dorien.
Feb 13th, 2011, 07:13 PM
She lost second match against Irigoyen: 76 64 :sad:

Bероника
Feb 13th, 2011, 08:20 PM
:tape:

hellas719
Feb 14th, 2011, 01:58 AM
Eleni :help:

Doubles R1: (2) Daniilidou/Woehr vs. Liu/Sun ;)
I think they can go far here :D

merda2004
Feb 14th, 2011, 08:35 AM
Eleni :help:

Doubles R1: (2) Daniilidou/Woehr vs. Liu/Sun ;)
I think they can go far here :D

yea thats what i thought for singles 2...she is either playing very well or very bad! no matter if its singles or doubs...hope they win though!

hellas719
Feb 17th, 2011, 02:28 AM
62 61 in doubles R1 :yeah:

Bероника
Feb 17th, 2011, 07:21 PM
In doubles SFs :D

Doubles - Quarterfinals
(2) Daniilidou/Woehr (GRE/GER) d. Begu/Bogdan (ROU/ROU) 63 62

Dorien.
Feb 18th, 2011, 05:45 PM
Solid wins :)

Dorien.
Feb 19th, 2011, 09:41 AM
They lost in doubles semifinal but good thing is she is on time now for playing qualies in Acapulco.

But the draw is :help: First seed :sad:

(1)Anna Tatishvili (GEO) v Eleni Daniilidou (GRE)
(wc)Giovanna Manifacio (MEX) v Olga Savchuk (UKR)
(wc)Nadia Abdala (MEX) v (wc)Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP)
Arina Rodionova (RUS) v (7)Petra Cetkovska (CZE)

Bероника
Feb 19th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Beat her! :D

Dorien.
Feb 20th, 2011, 08:58 AM
She lost 67 64 26 :o It would be nice if she would be able to win this close matches :hug:

Bероника
Feb 20th, 2011, 09:56 AM
disappointing :sad:

is she playing the doubles?

Dorien.
Feb 20th, 2011, 05:29 PM
I guess so but draw isn't out yet.

Dorien.
Feb 20th, 2011, 06:23 PM
(1)Craybas/Gallovits-Hall v Larsson/Meusburger
(wc)Hermoso/Irigoyen v Dominguez Lino/Parra Santonja
(4)Daniilidou/Woehr v Cirstea/Klepac
Begu/Panova v Govortsova/Oudin

Good luck girls :rocker:

hellas719
Feb 22nd, 2011, 04:14 AM
Eleni :hug:
GL in doubles! :bounce:

hellas719
Feb 23rd, 2011, 04:09 AM
2-6 0-6 in doubles :tape:

Dorien.
Feb 23rd, 2011, 06:44 PM
What hapenned over there? :eek:

Bероника
Feb 23rd, 2011, 07:12 PM
:sobbing:

in weeks like this one,I feel like quitting following tennis,all my faves sunk :o Eleni's no exception.I was hoping a good showing in doubles and this result can't be more opposite.

Good thing in tennis is there is always next week,next tournament.

Dorien.
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:23 AM
(4)Virginie Razzano (FRA) v (wc)Ivette Lopez (MEX)
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) v Maria Irigoyen (ARG)
Silvia Soler Espinosa (ESP) v Olga Savchuk (UKR)
Sally Peers (AUS) v (8)Alison Riske (USA)

Good luck Eleni! I don't see her qualifying but hopefully she can win a match at least.

hellas719
Feb 27th, 2011, 02:27 AM
6-2 6-0 over Irigoyen in QR1 :eek::hearts:
Revenge from Bogota :devil:
Eleni had 6 aces, and had 70% first serve :worship:
Hopefully she can keep this up :)

Dorien.
Feb 27th, 2011, 12:32 PM
Solid start :yeah: Now the real challenge against Razzano.

Bероника
Feb 27th, 2011, 12:55 PM
Eleni :bigclap:

Dorien.
Feb 27th, 2011, 06:08 PM
Birnerova/Larsson v Senoglu/Woehr
(wc)Jankovic/Oprandi v (4)Hlavackova/Hradecka
Daniilidou/Klepac v Kudryavtseva/Rodionova
Errani/Oudin v (2)Groenefeld/King

Playing doubles with Klepac this week. Good luck :rocker:

Dorien.
Feb 28th, 2011, 07:04 PM
She won second round against Razzano and third against Riske :hearts: Such a great week for :bounce:

Bероника
Feb 28th, 2011, 07:23 PM
into MD :bounce:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:47 AM
I had a tough day at school and work and got home 10 minutes ago to see that Eleni is playing well against Pavlyuchenkova! Eleni lost the first set 2-6 but leads 6-5 in the second set! :D
Stream:
http://www.fromsportcom.com/v-2/0/8/v-200818.html

:bounce:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:47 AM
6-6 :(
Win the tiebreak, Lena mou! :bounce:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:49 AM
1-0 :)
UE from Pavlyuchenkova :p

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:50 AM
1-1 :(
Eleni is playing great defense though :D

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:50 AM
2-1 :cool:
Pavlyuchenkova hit the approach shot wide :p

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:51 AM
2-2 :sad:
Pavlyuchenkova hit a deep forehand and Lena didn't have enough time to back up so her backhand went wide :(

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:52 AM
2-3 :mad:
Pavlyuchenkova should make more UE's :p

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:52 AM
3-3 :)

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:53 AM
3-4 :tears:
Fight, Eleni! :bounce:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:54 AM
4-4 :banana:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:55 AM
5-4 :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:56 AM
6-4 :hearts:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:57 AM
6-5 :tears:
Eleni missed her volley :(

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:58 AM
Eleni takes the second set 7-6 :worship:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:07 AM
15-40 and two BP's! :bounce:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:08 AM
Deuce :(

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:11 AM
0-1 :sad:
Eleni had another BP but couldn't convert :(

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:16 AM
1-1 :bigclap:
Pavlyuchenkova is getting upset about some calls. Hopefully this affects her mentally :devil:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:18 AM
0-40 :inlove:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:29 AM
1-2 :sobbing:
Eleni had so many chances in that game :(

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:33 AM
2-2 :aparty:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:36 AM
2-3 :sad:
Nastya held to 15 :(

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:44 AM
3-3 :D
Eleni saved 2 BP's in that game :cool:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:46 AM
*4-3 Eleni :worship:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:53 AM
4-4 :tears:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:59 AM
4-5 :mad:
Eleni had a BP in that game :(

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:04 AM
2-6 7-6 4-6 :sad:
Just ran out of gas :tears:
But a lot of positives to take from this match ;)
Now doubles tomorrow! :bounce:

Danii's Law
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:31 AM
Really great match by Eleni, she could have won it. Hope it lights a fire under her and she doesn't get to disheartened by the loss.

She can still mix it up with the best of them, and I think its because no one plays her style of game anymore.

GO LENI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dorien.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:36 PM
Great performance, just sad she couldn't win it :hug:

Elisse
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:20 PM
Such a great match, even though she lost, it was like watching Eleni back in 2006 again :worship:

She looked confident, believed she could win and played so well - well worth staying up until 4am to watch :hearts: Really wish she had got the win, but hope it gives her loads of confidence in her game again!!


:hug: @ Lena

hellas719
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:24 AM
Lost in doubles too :hug:

I made this list of Eleni's top 10 wins :p
2002 Rosmalen SF-d. (#7) Justine Henin BEL 4-6 7-6 6-3
2002 Bahia SF-d. (#5) Monica Seles USA 6-1 7-5
2003 Paris QF-d. (#10) Jelena Dokic AUS 6-1 6-3
2004 Dubai R16-d. (#5) Jennifer Capriati USA 6-4 7-6
2004 Miami R32-d. (#7) Jennifer Capriati USA 6-2 6-4
2005 Wimbledon R128-d. (#7) Justine Henin BEL 7-6 2-6 7-5
2005 Los Angeles-R32-d. (#4) Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-4 6-4

I thought there were more :shrug:
And none since 2005 :speakles:

Danii's Law
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:51 AM
I always do that list of Eleni's top 10 wins in my head.

But there are some which should be included, like when she beat Mauresmo and Dementieva in st Hertogenbosch and Azarenka in Paris as they were just out of the top 10 and definitely top 10 players at the time.

Also Look at Eleni's head to head with Bartoli, she owns her. The list is better if you compare her to players which have been in the top ten, then you can add Safina, Zvonereva and others.

hellas719
Mar 7th, 2011, 03:00 AM
^Yeah, some times I do that list too. Eleni's H2H vs. current top 10 players :p

hellas719
Mar 17th, 2011, 02:42 AM
100K+H Nassau:
QR1: BYE
QR2: (2)Sophie Ferguson (AUS) d. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 62 62
:o

No doubles...

Dorien.
Apr 2nd, 2011, 08:53 AM
(4) Michaella Krajicek (NED) vs (wc)Nanuli Pipiya (RUS) (WTA: 372)
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) vs (wc) Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP)
Beatriz Garcia Vidagany (ESP) vs Elena Bogdan (ROU)
Ana Vrljic (CRO) vs (5) Nina Bratchikova (RUS)

This draw is just :help:
Lara is playing so good for the moment...

Dorien.
Apr 2nd, 2011, 02:12 PM
Excepted for me. She lost 36 62 46 :sad:

nevetssllim
Apr 3rd, 2011, 04:45 PM
Doubles with Alexandra Panova.

hellas719
Apr 6th, 2011, 03:22 AM
^R1: (3) Llagostera Vives/Parra Santonja d. Daniilidou/Panova 4-6 6-2 10-6 :sad:

hellas719
Apr 16th, 2011, 05:01 AM
Fes QR1: Arina Rodionova (RUS) v (5)Eleni Daniilidou (GRE)
:bounce:

Dorien.
Apr 16th, 2011, 07:16 AM
Good luck :rocker:

young_gunner913
Apr 16th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Eleni wins her opening qualy round 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. She had 11 dfs. :tape: A win is a win though. :bigclap:

hellas719
Apr 17th, 2011, 05:04 AM
A win is a win :). And on clay any win is a great for Eleni :lol:
Now against Piter ;)

Bероника
Apr 17th, 2011, 09:50 AM
A win is always a win :p

Good luck today against Piter :D

Dorien.
Apr 18th, 2011, 05:23 PM
She won against Piter but lost against Soler-Espinosa: 60 64 :sad: Really bad scoreline...

Danii's Law
Apr 19th, 2011, 02:12 PM
You guys know its tough to follow Leni, but today she impressed me.

I was fixated with those live scores and she won 26 76(8) 64.

SO happy, she was down a match point at 4 5 in the second set, and then down 2 5 in the tie break, then she was up 5 2 in the third and had at least 5 match points before she finally closed it out.

Well done Eleni, first main draw win of the year. Here we go!!!!!!

young_gunner913
Apr 19th, 2011, 02:14 PM
YES!! :woohoo: Great job Eleni!! Keep it up. :)

nevetssllim
Apr 19th, 2011, 04:24 PM
Nice one Eleni!

coetzergambill
Apr 19th, 2011, 04:32 PM
congrats eleni! gl in the next round! that victory and the quali points will push her up in the rankings about 10-20 spots next week!

Dorien.
Apr 19th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Well done :cheer:

young_gunner913
Apr 19th, 2011, 08:23 PM
Keep it up Eleni!! :bounce:

Bероника
Apr 19th, 2011, 09:18 PM
Eleni :yeah:

nevetssllim
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:28 PM
Eleni leads *4-1. :yeah:

chmath
Apr 20th, 2011, 04:58 PM
Hope she can turn this around...

nevetssllim
Apr 20th, 2011, 05:59 PM
Lost 64 75. 13 DFs. :o

Dorien.
Apr 20th, 2011, 06:34 PM
She really lost this match because of her serve and the way she was mentally going down because of that...

hellas719
Apr 21st, 2011, 09:34 PM
Eleni :sobbing::hug:
I saw from 1-4 down in the second set, and she really should've closed it out, but she gave Flipkens too many free points with the double faults :(

But I'm not blaming Eleni for the loss. I blame the tournament organizers :shrug:. Eleni played Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, doubles on Tuesday, and then they made her play on Wednesday? :weirdo:. She deserved a day off and I don't see why they couldn't have her play against Flipkens today, it makes no sense at all :shrug:

And I expected her to do better in doubles, but I'm okay with her losing in doubles as long as she played well in singles :)

Dorien.
Apr 22nd, 2011, 06:13 PM
Her part of the Q-draw in Estoril

(2)Anastasiya Yakimova (BLR) v Alexandra Cadantu (ROU)
Julia Glushko (ISR) v Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA)
Shengnan Sun (CHN) v (wc)Patricia Martins (POR)
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) v (7)Alexandra Panova (RUS)

Well it will not be easy. Good luck :rocker:

hellas719
Apr 24th, 2011, 12:17 AM
GL Eleni! :rocker2:

Dorien.
Apr 24th, 2011, 09:20 AM
She is playing doubles with Misa Krajicek. Or at least she said that on twitter

Dorien.
Apr 25th, 2011, 06:42 PM
She lost third Q against Yakimova :sad:

Bероника
Apr 26th, 2011, 06:32 PM
a win in doubles :D

Daniilidou/Krajicek (GRE/NED) d. (WC) de Lattre/Glushko (POR/ISR) 76(0) 62

Dorien.
Apr 26th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Well done :)

coetzergambill
Apr 26th, 2011, 07:59 PM
congrats for the win in doubles! and up from no. 168 to no. 158 this week in the rankings! keep it up eleni!

hellas719
Apr 27th, 2011, 04:45 AM
Eleni beat (7) Panova 7-5 6-7 7-5 and then Sun 6-4 6-2 all in one day so she probably fought like a GOAT and then was tired against Yakimova :lol:

But great that she's in the doubles QF :yeah:

hellas719
Apr 27th, 2011, 06:32 AM
Some reports :)
Eleni Daniilidou vs Alexandra Panova 75 67 75

I saw the 3rd set from 2-2. High quality for a qualifying match. They were both very tired, but hitting a lot of winners. I wasn't paying many attention since I was talking to other people, but every point was a hard battle. If Panova had any decent net game, she could have won a couple of important points and maybe the match. She just couldn't finish off points when she had the chance. Eleni was very nice at the end of the match.

---------------
Okay, this is former poster LudwigDvorak posting about details of this match. I watched almost all of the last two sets and the end of the first. Almost the entire time I kept questioning Eleni's fitness and ability to actually take control of this match, mainly due to her inability of reaching all of Panova's shots and of course her own age and fitness level. It was especially true in the second match she played today, but she had to pick and choose which points she wanted to fight for, because if she had fought for everything or done more running she would have lost. I felt for nearly the entire match it was in Panova's hands, but she isn't of an excellent fitness level either, and she seemed to be cramping and having fitness issues at the very end. In truth, neither could really ever go on a streak because they were both tired and doing so much running in the last set.

Most of the match was very well played and well fought, lots of winners well built points. Daniilidou, I thought, I was playing dumbly by hitting too much to Panova's backhand which is stronger, but she was able to hit through it and behind Panova often enough. I think she would have won easier had she targeted more to the Panova FH, but it worked in the end. Both players gave it their all, fighting, and I remember a huge scream from Daniilidou near the end of the third as she approached winning. I was extremely impressed by her pinache, and everyone says she is this junkballing slice machine joke, but I saw her hit through lots of FHs, and yes, though she slices, she does stuff with her slice. It's not like she just lobs and junkballs and does nothing. Actually,had she hit more moonballs she could have offset Panova even more, because she really struggled with the few moonballs Daniilidoudid hit.It is a shame she can't move a bit better on this surface, and probably against a Govortsova she would get blown off the court, but she was perfect in her execution. By the way, she has an incredible drop shot and her finesse is by far the best I have seen in Estoril so far. This was the best match of the tournament so far, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was in the entire week.
---------------

Eleni Daniilidou def. Shegnan Sun 64 62

Arrived there at 3-2 for Sun and from that game on Daniilidou just dominated the rest of the match. Even if clay is not her best surface due to her poor defensive skills, her game totally suits the surface: spinned FH, okay serve, BH slices or drop shots, good net skills. Basically, during the match, Eleni did everything she wanted with the ball: she toyed with Sun's 2nd serve, making BH drop shots winners on returns; agressive FH from every point of the court, since on clay she can run around her BH pretty easily, despite being a slow mover; deep slices mixed with some short ones, always letting Sun in doubt of where exactly the ball would land on court; time to time, some net rush to finish with a drop shot or a deep slice, when Sun tried to call her to the net with some drop shot attempt. Pretty solid performance from Eleni Daniilidou, who is one of the few players who can actually do everything on a tennis court.

Dorien.
Apr 28th, 2011, 05:48 PM
Her part of the Q draw in Madrid


(3)Alize Cornet (FRA) v (wc)Leticia Costas-Moreira (ESP)
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) v (10)Chanelle Scheepers (RSA)

She is also in the semifinal of doubles in Estoril. I don't know or she can play qualies if she keeps winning in doubles...

hellas719
Apr 29th, 2011, 04:33 AM
Eleni/Misa :bigclap:

hellas719
May 1st, 2011, 04:08 AM
Eleni and Misa lost 4-6 2-6 in the final to Kleybanova/Voskoboeva :hug:
And now she has a week off since she had to withdraw from singles in Madrid and won't play doubles there :p

Danii's Law
May 1st, 2011, 08:56 AM
It says on Misa's twitter that Eleni was badly injured. Does anyone know anything more about this?

Dorien.
May 1st, 2011, 11:13 AM
Yeah, i saw it :scared:

hellas719
May 5th, 2011, 03:30 AM
Hamstring injury :(

Danii's Law
May 5th, 2011, 08:58 AM
She got rid of her coach too.

Dorien.
May 5th, 2011, 06:21 PM
That's fast.

Danii's Law
May 7th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Eleni lost 60 61 in the first round of Rome qualifying, but she is on the list for another ITF event in Italy,
Can she play both since she's already out of Rome?

Danii's Law
May 7th, 2011, 01:20 PM
PS she lost to Kereber in 42 minutes and only won 5 points in the first set.

Dorien.
May 7th, 2011, 05:20 PM
That's a bad lose.
No it's no possible they play an ITF-tournament the same week you played qualies in an other event.

hellas719
May 8th, 2011, 05:55 AM
She really shouldn't have played. My theory is that she wasn't going to play this week at all, but when she saw that she got into qualies at such a big tournament, she pushed herself to play and obviously wasn't ready :shrug:. Based on her blog entry, she didn't seem too optimistic about her injury. I hope she is better for RG :awww:. Also, I wonder if she will play doubles in Rome :unsure:

Dorien.
May 8th, 2011, 10:02 AM
I hope she isn't, it isn't a good idea to play injured

Bероника
May 8th, 2011, 10:36 AM
I agree with Dorien

Eleni :hug:

forever_rafter
May 9th, 2011, 10:05 PM
Get well soon babe :hug:

Dorien.
May 10th, 2011, 05:37 PM
They lost first round in doubles 10-4 in matchtiebreak :sad:

Great to see you back Ula :)

nevetssllim
May 18th, 2011, 10:14 AM
RG Q1
Daniilidou d. Bergot 60 61 (only three DFs :eek:)

I'm still not too confident about her chances of qualifying but this is a very good start nonetheless. :D

Dorien.
May 18th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Solid start but also not a tough opponent. We have to see what will happen next matches.

Dorien.
May 19th, 2011, 04:51 PM
She won her second round match too 64 64 :bounce:

Håkon
May 20th, 2011, 12:38 PM
76(6) 63 vs Mandy Minella

7 DFs, but only 2 breaks of serve :P and she came back despite going from 5-3* to 5*-6 in the first set - then won the vital 7th game in the second.

Dorien.
May 20th, 2011, 02:59 PM
So great to see her on a maindraw of a GS again :hearts:

Bероника
May 20th, 2011, 06:45 PM
oh my,I totally forgot about RG qualies taking place :tape:

Indeed,as you said great to see her again in GS MD :D

forever_rafter
May 20th, 2011, 07:02 PM
Such great news! :)

young_gunner913
May 20th, 2011, 11:14 PM
Eleni draws Jill Craybas (USA) R1 of RG.


A VERY winnable match for Eleni!! :bounce:

chmath
May 20th, 2011, 11:35 PM
Eleni draws Jill Craybas (USA) R1 of RG.


A VERY winnable match for Eleni!! :bounce:

Totally agree! R2 of a Slam... And who knows?

Dorien.
May 21st, 2011, 12:04 PM
Hopefully she can win this one :cheer:

hellas719
May 23rd, 2011, 02:28 AM
She plays tomorrow ;)
I'm so proud of her and qualifying was great, but this is a HUGE chance for her to reach R2 and I hope she takes full advantage of it :bounce:

I don't want to get too ahead of myself, but I'd love to see her play Sharapova in R3. Just to see how she can do against a top player :p

But first she needs to beat Craybas. They play tomorrow, but not on a TV court :(

Also doubles here with Jurak :eek:. R1 vs. Groenefeld/Schnyder :p

Dorien.
May 23rd, 2011, 06:16 PM
She lost 63 63 :hug: But great tournament for her :)

Bероника
May 23rd, 2011, 08:42 PM
too bad :sad:

hellas719
May 24th, 2011, 03:14 AM
I am very upset :sobbing:

I woke up and saw that Eleni was up 3-1 and then I left feeling so confident and happy (I should know by now that with Eleni it's never over until the end :sobbing:). I had two exams today. I took my first one and I felt great. I had promised myself that I wouldn't check the score again until after my second exam, but I finished my first exam early and was tempted to check because I was bored. Then I saw that she lost and it totally ruined my day :sobbing:. I just can't believe it. She does this every single fucking time! She shows signs of form and then she has a terrible loss. I like Jill, but this is a terrible loss, especially for clay. Eleni should know better by now. I have lost all hope after today. I will still root for her, but I am done believing that she can do well. I thought for once Eleni would win a match like this, but every fucking time she has to always screw up :rolleyes:. Really, Lena? Really??????

And then that ruined my whole day and I couldn't focus on my second exam because all I kept thinking was "how the fuck did Eleni lose?" :help:

I'm so mad right now. And honestly, it wasn't even a great tournament. She beat a random French WC, then an out-of-form Zec-Peskiric, and then she beat Minella who in my opinion is overrated on this board. What pisses me off more is that Chan upset Zakopalova, so Eleni would play an easy R2 against Chan and then we would see her on TV against Sharapova. Why does Eleni always fuck up draws like this? :rolleyes:. I am SICK AND TIRED of it!!!!

And she would've gone up to the top 125 with this win, top 115 with a win over Chan. Instead she will be between 140-145, which is her highest position since September/October 2008, but she could be doing so much better :shrug:

These were EASY EASY EASY points for Eleni and she failed to take advantage of this opportunity :mad:. Next time I hope she draws a top seed, so we can at least see her on TV even though she will lose...




Sorry if I'm being very negative, but I still can't get over it. Eleni is SO talented and she should be doing so much better now and I just don't get why she is so inconsistent. I mean sure, this is clay, but Eleni grew up on clay even though she isn't great on it, and she is much better on clay than Craybas, an American who isn't too fond of this surface :shrug:

coetzergambill
May 24th, 2011, 09:02 AM
bad loss, but on the other hand, at least she qualified! better luck on grass now, eleni!

Bероника
May 24th, 2011, 08:41 PM
please don't mention 2008,this is when all started to go wrong :(

Dorien.
May 25th, 2011, 07:11 PM
She lost in doubles too but not unexcepted against Groenefeld/Schnyder

Håkon
Jun 1st, 2011, 07:05 PM
Eleni has won two matches in the Nottingham 75k+H tournament (130 WTA-points to winner)

First against Anna Tatishvili 3-6 7-6(4) 6-4
real struggle, nearly three hours, went down a lot of times on her own serve in the third set, was broken 9 times and served 11 double faults. But got over the line.

Second against Melinda Czink 6-4 6-4
Czink came through qualifying and has been a force on the US ITFs since her return from an arm injury, but Eleni broke at key points. Stats suggest a little better serving - 3 aces for example - but almost 10 % double faults. She held 9 of 10 games though and only had 3 break points against.

Next up: Austrian Tamira Paszek.

Dorien.
Jun 2nd, 2011, 09:44 AM
Nice start on grass :)

young_gunner913
Jun 2nd, 2011, 09:48 AM
Keep it up Eleni!! :bounce:

nevetssllim
Jun 2nd, 2011, 06:44 PM
She beat Paszek in three. :)

Bероника
Jun 2nd, 2011, 07:05 PM
:banana:

Dorien.
Jun 2nd, 2011, 07:09 PM
So great :)

hellas719
Jun 3rd, 2011, 04:38 AM
Lena on grass :worship:
Did she play doubles here? :unsure:

Håkon
Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:47 AM
Yup. With Vögele, lost r1 to lee waters / moulton levy

nevetssllim
Jun 3rd, 2011, 03:05 PM
Thrashed Riske 60 62 :eek:

Faces Govortsova in the final. GL!

Dorien.
Jun 3rd, 2011, 06:23 PM
Eleni :hearts: Such a great start of the grass season :bounce:

hellas719
Jun 4th, 2011, 03:22 AM
OMG Eleni! :inlove::woohoo:
This totally makes up for that RG R1 loss :yeah:

Now win the final tomorrow! :bounce:

Håkon
Jun 4th, 2011, 12:28 PM
Well what a result :) 1-6 6-4 6-2 over Govortsova.

Up 33 spots in the rankings to around #120. Would be her highest since September 2008.

She is on the list for next week's Nottingham tournament too, then goes to Wimbledon Q.

Stat-fest:

1 ace, 4 DFs (of 77 points)
1st serve: 78 %
1st serve won: 34/60 (4/14 in 1st set)
2nd serve won: 8/17
1st return won: 34/78
2nd return won: 16/26
break points saved: 5/10
break points won: 6/22

Seems like she dragged out the games on Govortsova's serve, and had a lot less trouble holding after a shaky first set.

young_gunner913
Jun 4th, 2011, 03:54 PM
OMG. GREAT JOB ELENI!!! :woohoo: Congrats on the win!! :)

Bероника
Jun 4th, 2011, 03:57 PM
:bounce: congrats,Eleni!!!!

Dorien.
Jun 4th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Well done Eleni :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

hellas719
Jun 7th, 2011, 02:43 AM
Lena :worship:
Now this week 100K+H Nottingham :)
Singles only, R1 vs. Birnerova :bounce:

Danii's Law
Jun 8th, 2011, 11:49 AM
I haven't commented on this thread since before Roland Garros, almost a superstitious thing because Eleni was playing so well and I didn't want to jinx her. I have been so proud, except for the loss to Craybas but wasn't overly surprised by that.

Bravo Leni for winning in Nottingham!!! I am so hapy you have your grass court for back.!!!! Kill 'em at Wimbledon.

I thought she would back it up and win the next Nottingham title nut she lost in the first round 57 64 26.

She was down 3-5 0-40 in the first and got it to 5 all. I wish she had powered through and won it in 2.

Dorien.
Jun 8th, 2011, 05:45 PM
Maybe a bit tired after the tough last week :shrug:

hellas719
Jun 11th, 2011, 11:02 PM
I just wish she was more consistent :rolleyes:

Danii's Law
Jun 12th, 2011, 06:04 AM
Wimbledon Qualy draw out tonight I think, Eleni will be seeded, not that that really helps in the qualifying.

chmath
Jun 12th, 2011, 08:33 AM
I just wish she was more consistent :rolleyes:

I think we all wish she was... But, if she manages to have a solid 15 months ahead, she can have one final push up the rankings and play some more main draws before perhaps wrapping up a fabulous career...

Danii's Law
Jun 12th, 2011, 11:00 AM
ELENI GOT A WIMBLEDON WILDCARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It hasn't been officially conformed but that's what they're saying on the Wimbledon thread

Also a WC Eleni Daniilidou
+1 for next in maindraw as I read it

young_gunner913
Jun 12th, 2011, 02:29 PM
Yessssssssssss!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

chmath
Jun 12th, 2011, 04:36 PM
A thoroughly deserved wildcard given... Hope she can make it past one round, two would be excellent...

forever_rafter
Jun 12th, 2011, 06:49 PM
AWESOME news, yeah!

hellas719
Jun 13th, 2011, 03:42 AM
Great to hear! :yeah:
But she MUST win a round in the main draw. I don't want to put any pressure on her or anything, but she is defending 60 points from last year. Hopefully the draw is good, but not too good. I don't want her to get a super easy R1 opponent, but someone like Zahlavova-Strycova, Rybarikova, Morita, etc. would be ideal as Eleni is vulnerable against easy opponents sometimes (like Craybas in Paris). We obviously don't want her playing a top 20 player, that would be too hard, but someone mid-ranked who is decent would be the best draw for Eleni :p

I just want her to win a round sooo badly :sobbing:

Danii's Law
Jun 13th, 2011, 03:51 PM
I agree hellas, her ranking points from the qualys last year were my number one concern, hopefully she can have a good result, you never know about Leni on grass, she may well surprise us.

Bette_Midler
Jun 14th, 2011, 11:26 AM
ELENI GOT A WIMBLEDON WILDCARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It hasn't been officially conformed but that's what they're saying on the Wimbledon thread


Vamos Eleni :bounce:

Danii's Law
Jun 14th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Eleni finally updated her blog and talked about the wild card.

She seems so excited, I hope it really lights a fire under her and she plays the amazing tennis we all know she is capable of.

Lets go Eleni!!

Also she says she is playing doubles with Briant but I thought she said she was going to be playing the grass court season with Misa?

Dorien.
Jun 14th, 2011, 07:06 PM
I just read the news :hearts: So great :cheer:
And since she says she is playing with Brianti, I guess it will be right ;)

Danii's Law
Jun 17th, 2011, 09:38 AM
Eleni has Coco Vandeweghe in the first round then Oudin or Ivanovic if she gets through. Not bad draw at all.

coetzergambill
Jun 17th, 2011, 01:50 PM
gl eleni!

young_gunner913
Jun 17th, 2011, 02:21 PM
Good opening round match for Eleni. Coco has poor movement so she'll need to exploit that. Winnable match. GL Eleni!! :yeah:

Dorien.
Jun 17th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Hopefully she can take her chance. Good luck :rocker:

hellas719
Jun 18th, 2011, 04:50 AM
Pame Lena! :cheer:
I agree with youngunner! Eleni should really push CoCo around and dictate play and also she should throw in some drop shots here and there :p

But Eleni is in a lot of trouble if CoCo has a good serving day :scared:

And doubles (with Brianti) R1 vs. (12) Chan/Niculescu :scared:

forever_rafter
Jun 20th, 2011, 07:52 PM
Fingers crossed for Eleni :) It's not a bad draw at all :)

Håkon
Jun 21st, 2011, 08:03 PM
Good draw converted :)

πολύ καλά! And you never know which Ivanovic turns up these days, so...

Deneb
Jun 21st, 2011, 08:32 PM
Eleni def. Vandeweghe 64 64 :bounce:

young_gunner913
Jun 21st, 2011, 08:46 PM
Great job Eleni!! :woohoo: I knew she could do it. :bigclap: Keep going! :)

Bероника
Jun 21st, 2011, 08:55 PM
sooo happy!!!!! :bounce:

keep going,greek goddess!!!! :D

forever_rafter
Jun 21st, 2011, 10:10 PM
FAN-freakin'-TASTIC :bounce::bounce:

bgr4
Jun 22nd, 2011, 12:54 AM
Awesome job Eleni :bounce:!!! You deserve it!

Danii's Law
Jun 22nd, 2011, 01:55 AM
:bounce: GO LENI!!

:woohoo:

hellas719
Jun 22nd, 2011, 05:01 AM
Lena :inlove:
Now Ivanovic :p

I watched the second set of Ivanovic-Oudin, and when it was done the commentator said "Ana will now meet ELENA DANIELLADIOU of Greece in the second round" :rolls:

young_gunner913
Jun 22nd, 2011, 05:20 AM
:spit: I'll never forget our ESPN guys on SportsCenter butchering her name back in 2005 when she beat Justine in the opening round.

"Alana Dannydou" :hysteric:

hellas719
Jun 22nd, 2011, 06:07 AM
^In 2007 for her New Haven SF, they called her Alayni Dandiniliou :sobbing:

But they can't say any names :help:. During the French Open they said Wozinacki instead of Wozniacki, and today they said Djokovak instead of Djokovic :sobbing:

Danii's Law
Jun 22nd, 2011, 10:56 AM
Haha even I used to call her Danidilidou and I love her.

Håkon
Jun 22nd, 2011, 11:50 AM
That double i (or iota-eta) is a bit annoying ;)

it is 'dhani-i-li-dhoo' isn't it?

Danii's Law
Jun 22nd, 2011, 01:53 PM
That double i (or iota-eta) is a bit annoying ;)

it is 'dhani-i-li-dhoo' isn't it?

Yeah thats it I think.

My Greek isn't fantastic (sorry Yiayia) but I think it would be Tha-ni-li-thoo and the "th" would be said like in the word "the" on both occasions.

I just say it like how you wrote it in English though.

coetzergambill
Jun 22nd, 2011, 09:26 PM
congrats eleni, gl against ana now!

Wert.
Jun 28th, 2011, 07:04 AM
I know her for years but I saw her playing for the first this year against Ana on our national TV.I started to like this girl...

Wert.
Jun 28th, 2011, 07:05 AM
^In 2007 for her New Haven SF, they called her Alayni Dandiniliou :sobbing:

But they can't say any names :help:. During the French Open they said Wozinacki instead of Wozniacki, and today they said Djokovak instead of Djokovic :sobbing:

In Copenhagen they missed Safarova for 10 times :lol:

hellas719
Jun 28th, 2011, 10:15 PM
Well, as you guys know, Eleni lost 3-6 0-6 to Ana :hug:
I think I brought bad luck :o. She was up 3-1 in the first set when I started watching the stream, and then she lost the next 11 games :o. But Ana played very well. There wasn't much that Eleni could do :shrug:

Also she lost in the first round of doubles in 3 sets :hug:. Expected :shrug:

Now 50K Pozoblanco, Spain :bounce:
R1 vs. Lalami MAR :bounce:
No doubles here :p

hellas719
Jun 28th, 2011, 10:17 PM
For those of you wondering about the pronnunciation of Eleni's name, listen to the part at 0:27 :p
rcF-bVRKfPg

Wert.
Jun 29th, 2011, 09:30 AM
Eleni DANIILIDOU (GRE) (1) Vs Nadia LALAMI (MAR)
Samantha MURRAY (GBR) defeated Magali DE LATTRE (POR) 6-4 7-5
Yana BUCHINA (RUS) defeated Arabela FERNANDEZ-RABENER (ESP) 6-2 6-3
Andrea GAMIZ (VEN) Vs Estrella CABEZA-CANDELA (ESP) (8)
Jing-Jing LU (CHN) (3) defeated Irena PAVLOVIC (FRA) 7-6(5) 6-7(3) 6-4
Maria Joao KOEHLER (POR) defeated Yevgeniya KRYVORUCHKO (UKR) 6-2 7-5
Sofia SHAPATAVA (GEO) Vs Victoria LARRIERE (FRA)
Margalita CHAKHNASHVILI (GEO) Vs Naomi BROADY (GBR) (7)
Julia GLUSHKO (ISR) (5) defeated Johanna KONTA (AUS) 2-6 6-4 7-6(4)
Isabel RAPISARDA-CALVO (ESP) defeated Tori KINARD (USA) 7-6(2) 1-6 6-1
Despina PAPAMICHAIL (GRE) defeated Monica PUIG (PUR) 6-3 6-3
Elitsa KOSTOVA (BUL) (4) defeated Vanesa FURLANETTO (ARG) 6-1 6-2
Beatriz GARCIA-VIDAGANY (ESP) (6) defeated Lucia CERVERA-VAZQUEZ (ESP) 7-6(4) 3-6 4-0 Retired
Marina MELNIKOVA (RUS) Vs Nuria PARRIZAS-DIAZ (ESP)
Jessica MOORE (AUS) defeated Aranza SALUT (ARG) 2-6 6-2 7-5
Garbine MUGURUZA BLANCO (ESP) Vs Nina BRATCHIKOVA (RUS) (2)

Håkon
Jun 29th, 2011, 05:29 PM
Livescores here (http://www.tennispozoblanco.com/resultados/scoreboard.html).

A lot of close games early on. Lalami leads 2-1*.

Håkon
Jun 29th, 2011, 07:42 PM
7-5 6-2 in the end; needed some match points but a good win against a potentially tricky opponent first up back on clay.

Dorien.
Jun 29th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Good start Eleni :)

Håkon
Jul 2nd, 2011, 09:04 PM
R2: def Samantha Murray (GBR) 7-5 6-1
QF: def Yana Buchina (RUS) 6-2 6-4
SF: def Margalita Chakhnashvili (GEO) 6-1 6-2

it gets easier and easier. :p Well done Eleni!

young_gunner913
Jul 2nd, 2011, 10:07 PM
Come on Eleni!! Win it all!! :rocker2:

Dorien.
Jul 3rd, 2011, 06:37 PM
Good luck in the final :rocker:

forever_rafter
Jul 3rd, 2011, 07:44 PM
Did Eleni win?

Håkon
Jul 3rd, 2011, 07:44 PM
Late start, midnight tennis due to heat. Match starts in 15 minutes.

young_gunner913
Jul 3rd, 2011, 09:09 PM
Eleni leads 4-3 :cheer:

young_gunner913
Jul 3rd, 2011, 09:12 PM
5-3 Kostova serving to stay in the set.

young_gunner913
Jul 3rd, 2011, 09:15 PM
2 missed ROS's on SPs. Deuce on Kostova's serve.

young_gunner913
Jul 3rd, 2011, 09:18 PM
Very crafty drop shot return with fh winner on SP, wins the opening set 6-3. :yeah:

young_gunner913
Jul 3rd, 2011, 09:21 PM
There's an injury time out for Kostova.

young_gunner913
Jul 3rd, 2011, 09:24 PM
Hold at love for Eleni. 6-3, 1-0

young_gunner913
Jul 3rd, 2011, 09:28 PM
6-3, 2-0 2 DF's in a row at 30-30.

young_gunner913
Jul 3rd, 2011, 09:33 PM
Kostova breaks back 2-1 in the second set, on serve.

young_gunner913
Jul 3rd, 2011, 09:53 PM
Eleni wins the title, 6-3, 6-2 and is back in the top 100!! :woohoo:

Håkon
Jul 3rd, 2011, 10:00 PM
Not quite, TheBoiledEgg has her at #104 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=402496) (add the 20 points for the final win) and he usually knows his stuff.

Pretty close to direct entry to USO though. Deadline in two weeks I think.

young_gunner913
Jul 3rd, 2011, 10:17 PM
Oh, I was just going by the tool who was commentating. :lol: I'm sure TBE has it right.

Djezonfly
Jul 4th, 2011, 12:03 AM
Too bad it was just a 50K and not a 50K with hospitaly provided, she would have gotten 90 pts instead of just 70 :(

But yay anyway :bounce:

Dorien.
Jul 4th, 2011, 04:43 AM
Well done :cheer:

chmath
Jul 4th, 2011, 09:09 AM
She ought to be wild-carded in anyway, she's so close to the cut-off and not all top-100 players will probably enter anyway, so she ought to be there... Point is though, she's actually beginning to play into some kind of form, worthy of being called a come-back of substance...

Danii's Law
Jul 4th, 2011, 02:27 PM
So close to top 100, come on ELeni.

I hope these past few weeks have given her enough confidence to start player her best, and I hope she gets a good coach soon. I would love it if Henin coached her (wishful thinking)

Also aren't the top 108 players given direct entry into the slams?

Bероника
Jul 4th, 2011, 06:14 PM
:bounce:

congrats Eleni!!!!