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Broseghini
Feb 13th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Week 2
Medibank International, Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Welcome to Sydney :cheer: Here womens and mens are in their first tournament Joint of the season. It is a preview of what may happen in the first Grand Slam next week. Want to be the next to lift a trophy? :p
Good Luck! :wavey:



Defend Championship:

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S1: [4] Patty Schnyder (ret.) def. [6] Gisela Dulko 6-3 3-6 7-6(7)*
S2: Laura Robson (ret) def. Elena Dementieva (ret) 6-3 4-6 6-1


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S1: Andy Roddick def. [3] Feliciano Lopez 5-7 6-1 7-6(6)
S2: Andy Murray (ret) def. Rafael Nadal (ret) 6-1 6-1


Schedule of Play:

Wednesday 19h00 GMT 16/02 - Deadline for send points
Thursday 17/02 - First Round
Friday 18/02 - Second Round
Saturday 19/02 - Quarterfinals
Sunday 20/02 - Semifinals
Monday 21/02 - Final


Send points to Broseghini.
:wavey:

Broseghini
Feb 13th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Entry List

WOMENS
1. [1] Mirjana Lucic
2. [2] Maria Sharapova
3. [3] Gisela Dulko
4. [4] Jelena Jankovic
5. [5] Polona Hercog
6. [6] Daniela Hantuchova
7. [7] Venus Williams
8. [8] Jie Zheng
9. Ashley Harkleroad
10. Serena Williams
11. Heidi El Tabakh-Simon
12. Ana Ivanovic
13. Marion Bartoli
14. Nicole Vaidisova
15. Sabine Lisicki
16. Kristyna Pliskova
17. Tsvetana Pironkova
18. Aleksandra Wozniak
19. Anastasia Pivovarova
20. Anna Chakvetadze
21. Anne Keothavong
22. Olivia Rogowska
23. Caroline Wozniacki
24. Jarmila Groth
25. Laura Robson
26. Marta Domachowska
27. Justine Henin
28. Petra Kvitova
29. Bojana Jovanovski
30. Svetlana Kuznetsova
31. Victoria Azarenka?
32. BYE

MENS
1. [1] Andy Roddick
2. [2] Roger Federer
3. [3] Feliciano Lopez
4. [4] Jarkko Nieminen
5. [5] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
6. [6] Lleyton Hewitt
7. [7] Tomas Berdych
8. [8] Novak Djokovic
9. Stanislas Wawrinka
10. Marcelo Rios
11. Robin Soderling
12. Dmitry Tursunov
13. James Blake
14. Gilles Simon
15. Blaz Kavcic
16. Juan Carlos Ferrero
17. Arnaud Clement
18. Sam Querrey
19. Milos Raonic
20. Mardy Fish
21. Rafael Nadal
22. Juan Martin del Potro
23. Juan Monaco
24. Andy Murray
25. Gael Monfils
26. Bernand Tomic
27. Marin Cilic
28. Tim Henman
29. Jeremy Chardy
30. Michael Russell
31. Ernest Gulbis
32. BYE

Broseghini
Feb 13th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Womens Draw

[1] Mirjana Lucic vs BYE
Petra Kvitova vs Bojana Jovanovski
Tsvetana Pironkova vs Svetlana Kuznetsova
Laura Robson vs [7] Venus Williams

[4] Jelena Jankovic vs Olivia Rogowska
Anne Keothavong vs Ana Ivanovic
Sabine Lisicki vs Heidi El Tabakh-Simon
Ashley Harkleroad vs [8] Jie Zheng


[5] Polona Hercog vs Nicole Vaidisova
Marta Domachowska vs Justine Henin
Aleksandra Wozniak vs Marion Bartoli
Caroline Wozniacki vs [3] Gisela Dulko

[6] Daniela Hantuchova vs Jarmila Groth
Kristyna Pliskova vs Anna Chakvetadze
Serena Williams vs Anastasia Pivovarova
BYE vs [2] Maria Sharapova


Mens Draw

[1] Andy Roddick vs BYE
Tim Henman vs Marcelo Rios
Juan Carlos Ferrero vs Blaz Kavcic
Juan Monaco vs [8] Novak Djokovic

[3] Feliciano Lopez vs Ernest Gulbis
Gael Monfils vs James Blake
Dmitry Tursunov vs Robin Soderling
Mardy Fish vs [7] Tomas Berdych


[6] Lleyton Hewitt vs Rafael Nadal
Bernard Tomic vs Michael Russell
Andy Murray vs Marin Cilic
Juan Martin del Potro vs [4] Jarkko Nieminen

[5] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Milos Raonic
Sam Querrey vs Jeremy Chardy
Stanislas Wawrinka vs Gilles Simon
Arnaud Clement vs [2] Roger Federer

Broseghini
Feb 13th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Points

WOMENS

W - 470
RU - 320
SF - 200
QF - 120
R16 - 60
R32 - 10


MENS

W - 250
RU - 150
SF - 90
QF - 45
R16 - 20
R32 - 5

Broseghini
Feb 13th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Articles

Lucic, Dulko and Pironkova (2) - An extra 10 in each set instead by a 01
Bartoli, Keothavong and Hercog (1) - An extra 07 in each set instead by a 01

Nieminen (2) - An extra 10 in each set instead by a 01
Chardy and Kavcic (1) - An extra 07 in each set instead by a 01


Thanks for all this articles :)
You must send new points to use bonus ;)

Ivanovic2008
Feb 13th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Bojana and Micheal are ready!

Ianto_Jones
Feb 13th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Henman and Keothavong present!

Pops Maellard
Feb 13th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Chardy/Kvitova in.

Justin SW
Feb 13th, 2011, 08:21 PM
sending new points forr suuuuurrrreee :)

Serena_4ever
Feb 14th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Andy Murray and Caroline Wozniacki are present :)

Broseghini
Feb 14th, 2011, 08:02 PM
Draws posted :cheer: Keep sending points :bounce:

Pops Maellard
Feb 14th, 2011, 08:47 PM
Kvitova Ready!
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Czech Petra Kvitova is hoping to rectify a disappointing start to the season where at the Hopman Cup and Brisbane International she failed to win a singles match.

"I'm better than this, I know that much." she said.

Struggling to control her errors and temper has been her undoing.

"I've had some close matches but I've always been the first to blink and make the errors and lose. This week I'm hoping to announce myself on the NTT Tour stage properly."

She opens against Bojana Jovanovski.

Jose.
Feb 14th, 2011, 09:06 PM
Jankovic talks about Brisbane and her draw

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Jankovic arrives in Sydney in full force

Serbian superstar Jelena Jankovic has arrived in Sydney for another edition of the Medibank International and we went to ask her some things. Currently world number 4 the Serbian started the season in Brisbane with a win over Justine Henin. Eventhough the good start, Jelena went to lose on the second round. A loss for which she blamed lucky shots.
"Well you know when you are trying to play your game and your opponent keeps getting lucky shots, (some even seemed like she was trying in purpose). I have nothing against cake, I mean, Marion, but it's hard to get your rythm on the court when your opponent keeps on getting lucky shots."

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Jelena yelling at a member of her coaching staff after Brisbane loss to Bartoli

When asked about the Brisbane tournament condition Jelena replied in a moodie way: "Have you seen that court1? :rolleyes: I mean it's too small for those big girls of the current tour. No offence to anyone and I am not even talking about their weight. Do you actually see that Heidi girl, her ego is too big for such a small court and then there is always Gilles supporting her... Well, this stays with us, ok?.... We actually play doubles together and I don't want her to know that (I am just doing that to get Gilles back). :hearts: That beatiful men."

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Jankovic training to get ready for the tournament

In the last question of this small interview Jelena was asked what did she though of her draw: "I just hope I get to play in the center court. It's actually a big court so it's great for my game to appear. You know, I am a big tournaments' girl." Asked directly what she thought about her Australian opponent Jelena answered: "I think the stage is big enough for me to actually play my best tennis. And we all know what happens when I am on, specially Heidi."

:wavey:

Broseghini
Feb 14th, 2011, 09:16 PM
Articles :inlove:

Simon finally back after his marriage :bowdown: :lol:

dulkogii
Feb 15th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Gisela Dulko won her sixth title

She began the year as she wanted, winning her sixth title in NTT, beating the best in the world and Anne who was the terror of the players.
On Sunday defeated Gisela Dulko in three sets to Anne Keothavong and began the year with a 4-0 record in matches won.

Needed to win matches to believe in her, needed to beat the best to believe in her, I needed a title up again after a long time to believe in her, Gisela Dulko, who thanks to this victory is very close to being the new No. 1 the world.

- I'm happy to win, Anne was the terror of all the players, came from the Hopman Cup winning all their matches, had confidence and was very difficult, but a rapid reaction I sent out a new title and feel very happy - said Dulko

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Dulko arrived to Sydney where they look to continue their winning games and raising again a title and become the new number one at the Australian Open, the first grand slam of the year.

Justin SW
Feb 15th, 2011, 03:17 PM
Serena Williams practices at Sydney Medibank Premier Event

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Serena Williams of the United States arrived in Sydney on thursday after suffering an unexpected 4-6 6-2 6-1 first round loss in Brisbane to the hands of Anna Chakvetadze. Determined to the do way better and warm herself up for the Australian Open, she asked for a last minute WC on wednesday. She obtained it and will now face Anastasia Pivovarova in the first round on tuesday. So far this week she has hit the court for nothing less than 3 hours a day also spending one hour in the fitness center. Showing amazing determination, we expect a lot from her this week even if she is facing a rather tough draw.

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'' I have to be honest, I never felt so down about my game, yet so excited to do better. I've been giving 200% on the practice courts lately and I definitely look forward to all that's related to this week's Medibank tournament. Even tonight, we have the player party, well I went out in town and had this burberry dress bought and that 50 000 $ necklace! This is exciting! (laughs) '' - Serena Williams


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ajmo!
Feb 15th, 2011, 04:40 PM
:bounce:

Pops Maellard
Feb 15th, 2011, 07:53 PM
Please get started I can't wait. :awww:

Ivanovic2008
Feb 15th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Points sent!

Broseghini
Feb 16th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Last day for points :dance:

lemonwilly
Feb 16th, 2011, 09:42 PM
http://www.picturearchive.co.za/Images/large_Heidi+El+Tabakh+01.jpg


"I am very glad to have back Gilles on tour again. He was so annoying. In mean time we had a baby. We paid the woman who had something removed and voila. Gilles got really into it. For me baby spew and Lacroix does not go together you see. As you know Jelena is our "secret" lover, but we wanted her to baby sit our baby aswell. It's not a secret she suck in tennis so i wanted her to get a job. We made a camera in our closet, and I just love how strict she is. Our child just adore her. I hope this experience will pay off on court, so we will sparkle!"

XOILKHmZBwc - Jelena Jankovic babysitting Simon's kid.

ajmo!
Feb 17th, 2011, 04:36 AM
WTF? Write an article cause this is just a statement. :p

lemonwilly
Feb 17th, 2011, 09:53 AM
"You so dumb." - That is a statement. :wavey:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:37 PM
First Round soon :cheer:

Pops Maellard
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:37 PM
Finally. :cheer:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:44 PM
H2H R32


Petra Kvitova vs Bojana Jovanovski (0-0)
First Match

Tsvetana Pironkova vs Svetlana Kuznetsova (0-0)
First Match

Laura Robson vs [7] Venus Williams (0-0)
First Match

[4] Jelena Jankovic vs Olivia Rogowska (1-0)
S2 Beijing R32 Jankovic 6-4 7-5


Anne Keothavong vs Ana Ivanovic (0-0)
First Match

Sabine Lisicki vs Heidi El Tabakh-Simon (0-0)
First Match

Ashley Harkleroad vs [8] Jie Zheng (0-0)
First Match

[5] Polona Hercog vs Nicole Vaidisova (2-0)
S2 Madrid R16 Hercog 7-6 6-4
S2 Cincinnati R16 Hercog 6-4 7-6

Marta Domachowska vs Justine Henin (0-0)
First Match

Aleksandra Wozniak vs Marion Bartoli (1-1)
S2 San Diego R16 Wozniak 6-4 4-6 6-3
S2 Moscow R32 Seles 7-5 7-5

Caroline Wozniacki vs [3] Gisela Dulko (0-1)
S3 Brisbane QF Dulko 6-2 3-6 6-4

[6] Daniela Hantuchova vs Jarmila Groth (0-0)
First Match

Kristyna Pliskova vs Anna Chakvetadze (0-0)
First Match

Serena Williams vs Anastasia Pivovarova (0-0)
First Match

Miracle Worker
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:45 PM
Finally :cheer:

Marta and Marin are ready to go home :sobbing:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:46 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


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Petra Kvitova def. Bojana Jovanovski
7-6(6) 3-6 7-6(0)*
Amazing battle :bowdown: Petra :p
Bojana :sobbing:

CT affect :hug:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:48 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Svetlana+Kuznetsova+Medibank+International+dMoNwxh ERvbl.jpg
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Svetlana Kuznetsova def. Tsvetana Pironkova
7-6(4) 7-6(5)*
Sveta :cheer:

CT affect the result :sad:

Pops Maellard
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Finally won a match. :sobbing:

Bojo. :hug:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:50 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


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http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Venus+Williams+2011+Australian+Open+Day+3+RYA5YsDg Piil.jpg

[7] Venus Williams def. Laura Robson
4-6 6-2 7-6(5)
Great fight Venus :bigclap: Queen of 3rd set TB's :lol:
Laura :crying2:

Jose.
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Let's go Jecalina :rocker2:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:51 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jelena+Jankovic+Medibank+International+2011+C2acAz iWUs_l.jpg

[4] Jelena Jankovic def. Olivia Rogowska
6-4 4-6 6-4
Jelena winning matches :eek: :cheer:
Liv :hug:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:52 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/DFS+Classic+Day+Two+frKeh-_FxjUl.jpg
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Brisbane+International+2010+Day+6+TbgWXG4z5KSl.jpg

Anne Keothavong def. Ana Ivanovic
6-4 5-7 6-2
Ivanovic :hug: Nice to see you back :D
Anne :bowdown:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:53 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2009+Australian+Open+Day+4+s4ZSYB0WDn8l.jpg

Sabine Lisicki def. Heidi El Tabakh-Simon
7-6(5) 7-6(4)
Sabine :bigclap: Simon :hug:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:53 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2010+Australian+Open+Day+11+U7gJZ5P15fal.jpg

Ashley Harkleroad def. [8] Jie Zheng
6-4 7-6(5)

Jose.
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:53 PM
JJ :hearts:

Heidi :hug:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:55 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2010+Australian+Open+Day+4+obZpEB8zI3ol.jpg

[5] Polona Hercog def. Nicole Vaidisova
6-3 7-6(4)
Po :drool:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:56 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Medibank+International+Day+5+q0_RgBzMOAdl.jpg
http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Medibank+International+Day+5+rVAg_DY8wiil.jpg

Justine Henin def. Marta Domachowska
7-5 4-6 6-3
First win for Henin :bigclap: Marta :hug:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:57 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2009+Australian+Open+Day+5+12u_NsiKqcwl.jpg

Aleksandra Wozniak def. Marion Bartoli
6-4 6-3

Miracle Worker
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:58 PM
Nothing surprisingly :sobbing:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:58 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Caroline+Wozniacki+Medibank+International+VY9sG4b4 qOSl.jpg
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Caroline Wozniacki def. [3] Gisela Dulko
7-5 7-5
Carol :bowdown: Revenge :boxing:
Beat Gisela with bonus :eek:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:59 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2010+Medibank+International+Day+3+pfUZ8Zkhmohl.jpg

[6] Daniela Hantuchova def. Jarmila Groth
6-4 6-4
Dani :rocker:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 09:02 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Anna+Chakvetadze+WTA+Dubai+Barclays+Tennis+IMo3Dzx wTO2l.jpg

Anna Chakvetadze def. Kristyna Pliskova
WO

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 09:02 PM
R32 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2010+Medibank+International+Day+6+Y6aSmwX_buxl.jpg

Anastasia Pivovarova def. Serena Williams
6-4* 6-3
Nastya :cheer: Serena :o

CT affect the result :hug:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Womens Draw

[1] Mirjana Lucic vs Petra Kvitova
Svetlana Kuznetsova vs [7] Venus Williams

[4] Jelena Jankovic vs Anne Keothavong
Sabine Lisicki vs Ashley Harkleroad

[5] Polona Hercog vs Justine Henin
Aleksandra Wozniak vs Caroline Wozniacki

[6] Daniela Hantuchova vs Anna Chakvetadze
Anastasia Pivovarova vs [2] Maria Sharapova


Congrats Winners :cheer: Losers :hug:
A lot of good matches :drool:

CT's :tape::fiery:

Mens later :bounce:

lemonwilly
Feb 17th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Heidi slowly surely going into retirement :sobbing:

dulkogii
Feb 17th, 2011, 10:24 PM
Gisela :(

Serena_4ever
Feb 17th, 2011, 10:41 PM
Wow! Caro, amazing match!! :)

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 10:46 PM
Mens coming-up :p

Ianto_Jones
Feb 17th, 2011, 10:47 PM
Anne Keothavong! :cheer:

No 2 game losing streak for you!

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 10:47 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Tim+Henman+AEGON+Masters+Tennis+Day+Four+qJWAMaV5k kFl.jpg

Tim Henman def. Marcelo Rios
3-6 7-5 6-4
Comeback from 3-6 3-5 :bowdown:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 10:50 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Blaz+Kacic+2011+Australian+Open+Day+4+Y_AUMq31EVol .jpg

Blaz Kavcic def. Juan Carlos Ferrero
6-4 5-7 6-2
Kavcic had 6-4 5-1 :smash: Still a win :yeah:

Ianto_Jones
Feb 17th, 2011, 10:51 PM
Tim Henman :cheer:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 10:51 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Novak+Djokovic+2011+Australian+Open+Day+14+mK6UsM-w8lvl.jpg

[8] Novak Djokovic def. Juan Monaco
7-5 7-6(4)

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 10:57 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Feliciano+Lopez+Medibank+International+2011+GY3ZVk N20PJl.jpg

[3] Feliciano Lopez def. Ernest Gulbis
6-4 1-6 6-4*

CT affect the result :hug:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:02 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Gael+Monfils+2011+Australian+Open+Day+1+Kc2NQwcOZd 9l.jpg

James Blake def. Gael Monfils
7-6(2) 3-6 6-2

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:04 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Robin+Soderling+Brisbane+International+2011+Qdh71Q 1FZExl.jpg

Robin Soderling def. Dmitry Tursunov
7-6(5) 7-6(4)

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:04 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Tomas+Berdych+AAMI+Classic+2011+Day+1+C7fXuf0ZjNNl .jpg

[7] Tomas Berdych def. Mardy Fish
6-7(0) 6-4 6-4

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:05 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Lleyton+Hewitt+AAMI+Classic+2011+Day+1+6irLhUe2dfL l.jpg
http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/The+Australian+Open+Day+8+SeSDppUZvRPl.jpg

[6] Lleyton Hewitt def. Rafael Nadal
6-3 7-5

Pops Maellard
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Feli, Blake, Soda and Berdych. :hearts:

Erno. :hug:

lemonwilly
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:11 PM
Dima :sad:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:22 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Bernard+Tomic+Medibank+International+2011+wp94XnBu TpTl.jpg

Michael Russell def. Bernard Tomic
6-4 6-3

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:22 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Andy+Murray+2011+Australian+Open+Day+6+6xwGv5tt7FU l.jpg

Andy Murray def. Marin Cilic
7-5 1-6 7-5
3rd match, 3rd win for Murray :bowdown:
Cilic :sobbing:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:23 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2009+Medibank+International+Day+6+MFinT_MwXzdl.jpg

[4] Jarkko Nieminen def. Juan Martin del Potro
6-3 6-4

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:23 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jo+Wilfried+Tsonga+2011+Australian+Open+Day+3lwxgj-lRJHl.jpg

[5] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga def. Milos Raonic
WO

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:24 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jeremy+Chardy+U+S+Open+XQU9c3Z_U8kl.jpg

Jeremy Chardy def. Sam Querrey
7-6(0) 3-6 7-6(4)
:bowdown: What a match :worship:

Pops Maellard
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:25 PM
Jeremy. :hearts:

Pops Maellard
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:25 PM
Both my players into R2 with 3rd set TB wins. :hearts:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:25 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


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Stanislas Wawrinka def. Gilles Simon
5-7 7-5* 6-4

CT :o

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:27 PM
R32 Sydney
ATP 250


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[2] Roger Federer def. Arnaud Clement
6-7(3) 6-4 7-5
Great comeback from 2-5 :cheer: Clement :smash:

igralec33
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:28 PM
Polona & Jarkko :yeah:

Broseghini
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:28 PM
Mens Draw

[1] Andy Roddick vs Tim Henman
Blaz Kavcic vs [8] Novak Djokovic

[3] Feliciano Lopez vs James Blake
Robin Soderling vs [7] Tomas Berdych


[6] Lleyton Hewitt vs Michael Russell
Andy Murray vs [4] Jarkko Nieminen

[5] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Jeremy Chardy
Stanislas Wawrinka vs [2] Roger Federer

:cheer:

Ivanovic2008
Feb 17th, 2011, 11:54 PM
Yes Micheal won! First win for micheal and for me!

Serena_4ever
Feb 18th, 2011, 12:56 AM
Come on Murray :)

dulkogii
Feb 18th, 2011, 04:11 AM
felicianooo ! :banana:

dulkogii
Feb 18th, 2011, 04:29 AM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/ap/ab/fullj.22a537747a916d5314e62c6449e76e4a/ap-1125554856ce4492b7c5ed10cf0a193b.jpg


Dulko out

After winning Brisbane and start the year with a positive record, Gisela Dulko lost in Sydney against a dangerous Caroline Wozniaki by 75 75.
Came with a jerk, let her triumph as the best year so far and was a rival to be reckoned if he could successfully here and reached the Australian Open with an excellent preparation, but was seen Gisela like old times, unfocused, wandering far and letting Caroline always attack, so it was like Dulko lost!

- I think from very relaxed, I thought she was going to have respect for me, came to win a ranking tournament and I have more than her, but did a good job. Maybe it was my head, much celebration or high-concentration, but is now just train for Australian Open, is a target for this year, trying to win a Grand Slam - Dulko said

Kəv.
Feb 18th, 2011, 04:29 AM
:( Jarka & del potro

Pops Maellard
Feb 18th, 2011, 05:03 AM
Chardy Delighted With Win
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jeremy+Chardy+2011+Australian+Open+Day+2+i64t58OTN lcl.jpg

After a first round exit in Doha, Frenchmen Jeremy Chardy feels he's announced himself on the NTT tour properly with a hard-fought 7-6(0) 3-6 7-6(4) over Sam Querrey.

"I fought very hard today and I'm proud of my performance," he said. "I play my good friend Jo next. It'll be a tough match but I can't wait.

igralec33
Feb 18th, 2011, 12:13 PM
Hercog into second round

No. 5 seed Polona Hercog has won her first match of the year (not including Hopfman Cup) at Medibank International, Sydney. 20-years old Slovenian defeated Czech player Nicole Vaidisova in straights, 6-3, 7-6(4). “I finally played good match. All of my previous matches this year were really bad. But today I can say I felt good on court. I served pretty solid, my game was definitely on.” was happy young Slovenian after match.

http://www.sport-tv.si/images/iman/SportTV/polona.hercog.jpg

In second round she is going to play against Belgian player Justine Henin who won her first match ever on NTT tour yesterday, defeating Pole Marta Domachowska in 3 sets, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. “She is pretty new player on tour. To be honest I don’t know how she is playing. I know she will be motivate after her first victory ever on tour but I will do everything to prevent her second win on tour. I know that if I will play as yesterday then she will really have to have amazing day to beat me.” is optimstic Hercog before her second round battle at Mediabank International in Sydney.

igralec33
Feb 18th, 2011, 12:16 PM
Nieminen confidnetly over del Potro

Finnish player Jarkko Nieminen was succesful in first round of Mediabank International in Sydney. 4th seeded player from Masku defeated Argentinian player Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. We saw great serving from both sides, Nieminen didn't lose his service in whole match when del Potro lost his service only twice (once in each set). »Yeah, service was my biggest weapon today. I don't remember when I served so well for last time. Maybe result show that match was easy but it was far from this. It was really hard match. Del Potro is new player on tour and I think he can be one of these players who can make some big upsets in future. But it was my day today and I'm really happy into second round.« said Finn.

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Second round match will be another hard test for Jarkko. He is going to play against Andy Murray from United Kingdom who defeated Marin Cilic from Croatia – 7-5, 1-6, 7-5- in first round. »Yes, Murray is in good form lately. It's hard to say what to say what I expect. I want win, of course. But opponent is on fire. I will have to play same good as today and I think I can win.« previewed his second round match 4th seed from Finland.

ajmo!
Feb 18th, 2011, 01:26 PM
Robin :yeah:

Kylealex919
Feb 18th, 2011, 06:42 PM
Lisicki Finding Early Year Form, Defeats Canadian Opponent in Straight Sets

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Sabine Lisicki is now into her second year on the NTT and dispite early success in her Debut Australian Season campaign Lisicki has struggled to find that same form down under this year. She made the quarterfinals in Brisbane and then the semifinals here at the Sydney Medibank International a year ago as well. So far this season Lisicki had compiled a 2-1 record with two first round wins coming on the season already. Yesterday Lisicki took on the top ranked Canadian player, Hiedi el Tabakh and defeated the more experienced player 75 76. This is the first straight set match win for Lisicki on the season and even though the score seemed close Lisicki remained in control of her service games until the very end were she finally began to break through on el Tabakh's serve as well. Next up Lisicki will take on Ashley Harkleroad sometime today.

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 09:25 PM
H2H R16

[1] Mirjana Lucic vs Petra Kvitova (0-0)
First Match

Svetlana Kuznetsova vs [7] Venus Williams (0-0)
First Match

[4] Jelena Jankovic vs Anne Keothavong (0-0)
First Match

Sabine Lisicki vs Ashley Harkleroad (0-0)
First Match

[5] Polona Hercog vs Justine Henin (0-0)
First Match

Aleksandra Wozniak vs Caroline Wozniacki (0-0)
First Match

[6] Daniela Hantuchova vs Anna Chakvetadze (0-0)
First Match

Anastasia Pivovarova vs [2] Maria Sharapova (0-0)
First Match


:o:lol:

Lachy
Feb 18th, 2011, 09:43 PM
Allez Justine

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:23 PM
Results coming-up :p

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:24 PM
R16 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Petra+Kvitova+2011+Australian+Open+Day+10+eNaOeAb0 XTAl.jpg

[1] Mirjana Lucic def. Petra Kvitova
6-3 6-2
Perfect match Lucic :bigclap: Petra :crying2:

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:28 PM
R16 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Venus+Williams+2011+Australian+Open+Day+3+-aXNeWUBMrbl.jpg
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Svetlana+Kuznetsova+Medibank+International+RRTjUlP FFVDl.jpg

Svetlana Kuznetsova def. [7] Venus Williams
6-2 7-6(5)
Sveta :cheer:
Venus :hug: Good fight in 6-2 5-2 but still a defeat :sobbing:

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:30 PM
R16 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jelena+Jankovic+2011+Australian+Open+Day+2+CR4tMtR BMlRl.jpg
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Anne+Keothavong+2011+Australian+Open+Day+3+_VbyQl3 rCy0l.jpg

[4] Jelena Jankovic def. Anne Keothavong
6-4 5-7 6-2
Jelena :bowdown: Playing very well in plexi courts and beating Anne :eek::p

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:31 PM
R16 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Moorilla+Hobart+International+Day+5+YvN-rJEQrg3l.jpg
http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2009+Australian+Open+Day+4+5q-Uts9BU-Ol.jpg

Ashley Harkleroad def. Sabine Lisicki
6-7(5)* 6-2 6-2
Ash :inlove: Lisicki :hysteric:

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:32 PM
R16 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Justine+Henin+2011+Australian+Open+Day+5+BsG-IO6-wcvl.jpg

[5] Polona Hercog def. Justine Henin
6-4 6-3
Great :worship:

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:34 PM
R16 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2010+Medibank+International+Day+2+cnQsuVGAN4kl.jpg
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Toray+Pan+Pacific+Open+Tennis+Day+3+UVFL9AUawLjl.j pg

Caroline Wozniacki def. Aleksandra Wozniak
6-2 6-4
Carol can be a favourite for the title :eek: :bowdown:
Wozniak :hug:

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:35 PM
R16 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2009+Australian+Open+Day+3+4rs242DywXxl.jpg
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Daniela+Hantuchova+2011+Australian+Open+Day+WANAXx O_Ldal.jpg

Anna Chakvetadze def. [6] Daniela Hantuchova
6-3 6-0
Anna :woohoo: Amazing :bowdown:
Daniela :sobbing::hysteric:

Michael.
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:35 PM
:rolleyes:

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:36 PM
R16 Sydney
PREMIER


http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Maria+Sharapova+ASB+Classic+Day+4+T47ydAgGcxql.jpg

[2] Maria Sharapova def. Anastasia Pivovarova
6-4 7-5
Routine win for Masha :dance:

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Womens Draw

[1] Mirjana Lucic vs Svetlana Kuznetsova
[4] Jelena Jankovic vs Ashley Harkleroad

[5] Polona Hercog vs Caroline Wozniacki
Anna Chakvetadze vs [2] Maria Sharapova



Congrats Winners :cheer: Losers :hug:
Interesting Draw :drool:

Hercog and Wozniacki (maybe the better players until now) face off in QF :unsure:
Chak vs Masha again :boxing:

Mens later :bounce: QF tomorrow with LS :cheer:

Jose.
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:42 PM
Jelena :hearts: Beating Anne :eek:

igralec33
Feb 18th, 2011, 10:53 PM
Polona :D Justine :hug:
Now against Wozniacki :scared:

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 11:13 PM
Mens now :dance:

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 11:16 PM
R16 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Andy+Roddick+Brisbane+International+2011+Day+a4eew XhLnd3l.jpg
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[1] Andy Roddick def. Tim Henman
7-6(10)* 6-3
Andy :woohoo:

CT affect :o

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 11:18 PM
R16 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Novak+Djokovic+2011+Hopman+Cup+Day+2+0IC8_bWwKjJl. jpg

Blaz Kavcic def. [8] Novak Djokovic
6-3 6-1
Again :dance:

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 11:19 PM
R16 Sydney
ATP 250


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http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Brisbane+International+2010+Day+5+UltYAVf7LLBl.jpg

[3] Feliciano Lopez def. James Blake
5-7 6-2 6-4

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 11:20 PM
R16 Sydney
ATP 250


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Robin Soderling def. [7] Tomas Berdych
6-4 6-4

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 11:22 PM
R16 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Lleyton+Hewitt+AAMI+Classic+2011+Day+4+-QLZc8D_Xpgl.jpg

[6] Lleyton Hewitt def. Michael Russell
6-4 6-7(5) 6-4

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 11:23 PM
R16 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Brisbane+International+2009+Day+2+VLQblvKlKpyl.jpg

[4] Jarkko Nieminen def. Andy Murray
7-5 6-4

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 11:26 PM
R16 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jeremy+Chardy+2011+Australian+Open+Day+2+62MfaAQ0a Grl.jpg
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jo+Wilfried+Tsonga+2011+Australian+Open+Day+45E1qG 0IaPkl.jpg

Jeremy Chardy def. [5] Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
7-5 7-5*

CT affect the result :hug:

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 11:29 PM
R16 Sydney
ATP 250


http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Roger+Federer+2011+Australian+Open+Day+9+cnsSnYr-idsl.jpg
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[2] Roger Federer def. Stanislas Wawrinka
6-3 6-2

Broseghini
Feb 18th, 2011, 11:30 PM
Mens Draw

[1] Andy Roddick vs Blaz Kavcic
[3] Feliciano Lopez vs Robin Soderling

[6] Lleyton Hewitt vs [4] Jarkko Nieminen
Jeremy Chardy vs [2] Roger Federer


:cheer:

Serena_4ever
Feb 18th, 2011, 11:55 PM
Wozniacki looking good for AO as she reaches another Quarter-Final

http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Wozniacki-Sydney-090111b.jpg

Wozniacki was in sparkling form today, as she beat fellow friend Wozniack from Canada in two straight comfortable sets! There had been worries over what Wozniacki's form would be like coming into the New Season of NTT, but Wozniacki as she always does, has got her head down, and has trained hard for her dream and passion 'tennis', and it is certainly paying off, as the young Dane advanced through to yet another Quarter-Final!

Well, someone looked like they enjoyed themselves out there today?
Caro
Yeah, I mean for sure! It was amazing out there today. I've known Wozniack since I have been a junior, she is a good friend of mine. But I also knew her game very well, which I think gave me the advantage out there today!


What would you put your good success to so early in the season?
Caro
Haha, well I have a great team! My Dad of course, he isn't just my coach, but he's my best friend too! We work really hard, and I think that it is really paying off at the moment! I just love being out there on court! I love competition, and of course I like to win at the same time (smiles)


Had any time to have a look round Sydney, since you've been here?
Caro
I have actually! It's a bit embarrasing really, but I decided to have a go at surfing! But it didn't go very well to say the least! A wave pretty much took me under, plus I almost lost my bikini :lol:
But the City is also great, I as always managed to fit some shopping in with Serena Williams, who I have become quite good friends with on the tour recently, and some of the places that you can go to eat or pretty amazing!


Do you see yourself as a contendor for the tournament?
Caro
I'd be lieing if I said no! Everyone has an equal chance of winning any tournament, but with the tennis that I've been playing recently, I am confident enough to believe that I can go all the way!


Ambitions for the AO?
Caro
It's been my dream ever since I held a tennis racquet, to win a Grand Slam, as well as becoming No.1 in the world, and I think that my preparation for both of them feats has never been better at the moment! I always believe in myself!


http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2011/01/12/1225986/190482-caroline-wozniacki.jpg


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Serena_4ever
Feb 19th, 2011, 12:20 AM
Murray Accepts Improvement/ Credits Jarkko

http://tennisconnected.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Murray-AO-F1.jpg

Andy Murray had looked in good form, a couple of weeks ago, previous to his big win with fellow Brit Anne Keothavong at the Hopman Cup, but since then has flaked in his performance! To say the least Murray looked disappointed with his performance against Jarkko Nieminen, but gave Nieminen some great credit from their Round 2 match!


What happened out there today Andy?
Andy
You know I mean it's sport! Some you win, but some you lose, now matter what form or mood your feeling! You know I don't think I played too bad, but Jarkko played better! He wasn't really letting me stay in the rally, and was just being aggressive from the start! He took my rhythm away early, and just played too good for me today really!


Are you disappointed with the way you have been playing so far this season?
Andy
Ye, a little, I could have been playing better, but you can't win everything! But then again it's no excuse! Ye, you know I accept that I'm going to have to play a lot better, not just with my game, but tactically! I've got a lot of improving to do, if I want a shot at the AO, or any of the other Grand Slams this year, but I have a tight nitted team, and I'm up for the challenge!


The AO is the next stop, your not slightly worried?
Andy
Well, you just take each match as it comes. No one knows the draw yet, and you never know some time your form picks up on the big occasions! I have time to prepare so I'm not really worried. I don't really think like that, just bring each day as it comes!


Has it been nice having the women at the same event?
Andy
Ye, definately, some of the guys from the ATP are really good friends with some of the women on the WTA, and it's nice to catch up with some people who you haven't seen for a while! I've really enjoyed it, this year especially!!


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Pops Maellard
Feb 19th, 2011, 01:15 AM
ALLEZ Jeremy! :hearts::woohoo:

Pops Maellard
Feb 19th, 2011, 03:27 AM
Chardy Through To Quarterfinals in Sydney
http://static2.dmcdn.net/static/video/721/872/18278127:jpeg_preview_medium.jpg?20100802115019

Congratulations Jeremy, exellent win. Tell us how you won today?
I win today because I know his game well, we practice together and he's a good friend of mine. He's a very good player, we both are and it just depends who's better on each day.

You face Federer next. How will you prepare for that?
Not much I can do except play like I am, or hopefully better.

What are your goals for this season?
To do well in the biggest tournaments, climb the rankings. It's my first year on the NTT so I'm just enjoying every day.

champion88
Feb 19th, 2011, 03:44 AM
Andy :banana:

Lucky with the CT though, sorry Tiger Tim! :hug:

Ianto_Jones
Feb 19th, 2011, 03:53 AM
I love how people are so scared of Anne. :lol:

ajmo!
Feb 19th, 2011, 09:10 AM
Miki and Robin :eek: :bounce:
There is no article bonus on Slams, right?

igralec33
Feb 19th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Hercog and Nieminen in quarterfinals of Medibank International in Sydney!!!

It looks Polona Hercog, only Slovenian female player on NTT tour finally find her form. After defeating Nicole Vaidisova in first round, she was also very confident in second round where she defeated newcomer on tour, Belgian Justine Henin in straights 6-4, 6-3. »It was another great match from me. I don't know why I'm playing so well this week. I didn't change anything my game but I'm playing so much better. Serve & volley was my key today and also my forehand was really good.« said Hercog which served 8 aces, had 31 winners and (just) 13 unforced errors in whole match.

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»Quarterfinal match will be really difficult one,« Hercog said. She is playing against Caroline Wozniacki who seems to be one of the hottest newcomers on tour. »She is playing so great lately. Beating Dulko and Wozniak without problems in straight sets. It's scary. To be honest I would rather play against any of other quarterfinalists but so it is. If I want win this tournament, I have to beat anyobody. And I think I'm capable to do it.« young Slovenian said before her quarterfinal match.

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Also 4th seed in mens competition Jarkko Nieminen seems to be in pretty good form. In first round he defeated del Potro and in second round beat British darkhorse Andy Murray in straights 7-5, 6-4. »I played so agressive in this match. I didn't allow Andy to play his game. I felt so great on court, so confident. It's so easy to play when you know everything is working for you. Service, forehand and even my backhand was amazing today. I can't wait for another match.« Jarkko was exicted after his second round battle.

http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/nieminen1.jpg

But when Jarkko saw name of his quarterfinal opponent wasn't so exicted anymore. »Oh, it's Lleyton (laugh). Hmm, yes he is probablly worst match up for me, as in all our previous matches I didn't even win a set against him. Yeah, now I'm not so confident anymore. His game style is really so different as mine and for me is so hard to play against him. But I hope it's time that I find weapon against him.« was a little worried left handed Finn. Hewitt defeated Rafael Nadal in straights in first round, but 6th seeded Australian had to play 3 sets against Michael Russell from United States.

Kylealex919
Feb 19th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Sabine falls to Harkleroad, looses ground in rankings

http://www.spox.com/de/sport/mehrsport/tennis/0904/Bilder/sabine-lisicki-weltrangliste-514.jpg

On day two of the Medibank International tournament in Sydney, Sabine Lisicki would be sent packing as Ashley Harkleroad rose to the occasion and took out the powerful German in three sets. Actually after the first set, which was possibly the set of the tournament, there wasn't much left for Harkleroad to do as Lisicki faded almost as soon as she took the first set tiebreaker. Lisicki and Harkleroad really treated the crowd to some flawless tennis in the opening set of play. Their winners to unforced error ratio was outstanding with a total of 27 winners to just 9 unforced errors between the two. But from there Lisicki clearly dropped her level of play and was never able to catch back up to Harkleroad who simply played her game from start to finish. Last year at this Sydney event Lisicki managed to reach the semifinal in what was only her second tournament on tour. Unfortunately this means that she'll be losing close to 200 ranking points that she won here last year. Luckily Lisicki can make a big impact on the rankings with a nice run at the Australian Open where she doesn't have many points to defend. With this loss Lisicki now has a 50% record on the year, 2-2.

I'm playing some good tennis, but I'm no longer that new unheard of player so people have figured out how to win against me. I need to add some more variety to my game and I'll be able to do that with time and practice. Hopefully leaving Sydney early for Melbourne will give me plenty of time to prepare my game and really get used to the conditions at the Open. I have big goals that some might call crazy with my lack of recent results, but considering that after this tournament I don't really have any points to defend I can really improve upon last year and possibly break into the top ten in a few months.

Broseghini
Feb 19th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Thanks for all these articles :drool:

Miki and Robin :eek: :bounce:
There is no article bonus on Slams, right?
Sure :yeah: But they count for the next tournaments :)

When results? :cheer:
Anna :cheer:
Blaz :cheer:
In next hours :dance:

ajmo!
Feb 19th, 2011, 08:02 PM
:bounce:
GL to everyone :)

Eduardo Oliveira
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:38 AM
MARIA and Roger in QF :hearts:!!

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:10 PM
Sorry :sobbing: Results coming-up :p

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:14 PM
QF H2H

[1] Mirjana Lucic vs Svetlana Kuznetsova (0-0)
First Match


[4] Jelena Jankovic vs Ashley Harkleroad (0-1)
S2 Birmingham R32 Harkleroad 7-6 6-4


[5] Polona Hercog vs Caroline Wozniacki (0-0)
First Match


Anna Chakvetadze vs [2] Maria Sharapova (0-1)
S3 Brisbane R16 Sharapova 7-5 1-6 6-4

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:16 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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[1] Mirjana Lucic vs Svetlana Kuznetsova



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First Set

Mirjana Lucic

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Mirjana+Lucic+2011+Australian+Open+Day+2+Jo4fP7LCz K2l.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2010+Medibank+International+Day+1+dYUF2gQLdoll.jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:18 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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[1] Mirjana Lucic vs Svetlana Kuznetsova
7-6(8)



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MP #1 Lucic!
















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MP #2 Lucic!





8-6





Game Set and Match

Mirjana Lucic

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Svetlana+Kuznetsova+2011+Australian+Open+Day+zHNjy Zj7dZvl.jpg

[1] Mirjana Lucic def. Svetlana Kuznetsova
7-6(8)* 7-6(6)
What a match :bowdown: Sveta :sobbing:

CT affect the result :rolleyes:

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:19 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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[4] Jelena Jankovic vs Ashley Harkleroad



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First Set

Jelena Jankovic

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jelena+Jankovic+2011+Australian+Open+Day+2+bJC049b rpqHl.jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:22 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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[4] Jelena Jankovic vs Ashley Harkleroad
7-6(3)




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Second Set

Ashley Harkleroad

http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/The+Hopman+Cup+USA+v+France+3EOtv54n0Udl.jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:26 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2816/87885206.png vs http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/2961/30581052.png

[4] Jelena Jankovic vs Ashley Harkleroad
7-6(3)
5-7




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Game Set and Match

Ashley Harkleroad

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Jelena+Jankovic+2011+Australian+Open+Day+4+06oILnK s_mrl.jpg

Ashley Harkleroad def. [4] Jelena Jankovic
6-7(3) 7-5 6-4
Great win Ash :cheer: Against Mirjana now :devil:
Jelena :sad:

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:30 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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[5] Polona Hercog vs Caroline Wozniacki



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First Set

Caroline Wozniacki

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Caroline+Wozniacki+Medibank+International+jQQ9ycKq KRdl.jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:31 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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[5] Polona Hercog vs Caroline Wozniacki
3-6



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MP #1 Wozniacki!
















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MP #2 Wozniacki!
















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MP #3 Wozniacki!
















6-6



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Second Set

Polona Hercog

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2010+Australian+Open+Day+2+FfRrBitpKPNl.jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:33 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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[5] Polona Hercog vs Caroline Wozniacki
3-6
7-6(5)



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MP #1 Hercog!
















6-3*





Game Set and Match

Polona Hercog

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Caroline+Wozniacki+Medibank+International+fEc31adb rlil.jpg

[5] Polona Hercog def. Caroline Wozniacki
3-6 7-6(5) 6-3
Choker :hysteric: :sobbing:
Polona :bowdown:

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:34 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/672/57213737.png vs http://i53.tinypic.com/29mrlsk.png

Anna Chakvetadze vs [2] Maria Sharapova



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First Set

Maria Sharapova

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Maria+Sharapova+2011+Australian+Open+Day+5+q_OpwS4 N5Jnl.jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:36 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Anna Chakvetadze vs [2] Maria Sharapova
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Second Set

Anna Chakvetadze

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2010+Australian+Open+Day+1+edSc64HutPAl.jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:38 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Anna Chakvetadze vs [2] Maria Sharapova
5-7
6-1



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Game Set and Match

Anna Chakvetadze

http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2009+Australian+Open+Day+3+yYD5B01PKzll.jpg
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Maria+Sharapova+2011+Australian+Open+Day+7+WV-X6b9ARFwl.jpg

Anna Chakvetadze def. [2] Maria Sharapova
5-7 6-1 6-1
Anna :bowdown: :woohoo:
Masha :hug:

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:41 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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[1] Andy Roddick vs Blaz Kavcic



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First Set

Andy Roddick

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Andy+Roddick+Brisbane+International+2011+Day+q8DHd N5pA95l.jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:42 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1937/79601730.png vs http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/LuNa_BoNa/new/b2.png

[1] Andy Roddick vs Blaz Kavcic
7-5



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Second Set

Blaz Kavcic

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Blaz+Kacic+2011+Australian+Open+Day+4+_UDwlNQVb0sl .jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:47 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1937/79601730.png vs http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/LuNa_BoNa/new/b2.png

[1] Andy Roddick vs Blaz Kavcic
7-5
2-6



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Game Set and Match

Andy Roddick

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Andy+Roddick+Brisbane+International+2011+Day+cgi4C PNYGfTl.jpg

[1] Andy Roddick def. Blaz Kavcic
7-5* 2-6 7-5*
Roddick and his luck :eek: Blaz :hug:

Jose.
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:48 PM
Jelena :sad: Still a good week. :)

Well done Ash :yeah:

igralec33
Feb 20th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Polona :eek: That was really so close. :D :bounce:
Caro :hug:
Anna :yeah:
Blaž :sad:
Let's go Jarkko! :cheer:

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 02:00 PM
Butch ! :sobbing:

Roddick and her luck! ;) :lol:
I and my illiteracy :rolleyes:

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 02:01 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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[3] Feliciano Lopez vs Robin Soderling



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First Set

Robin Soderling

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Robin+Soderling+2011+Australian+Open+Day+6+hxUkmjg tG4kl.jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 02:01 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/8893/74794713.png vs http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/claypova/RS11BRIS8.png

[3] Feliciano Lopez vs Robin Soderling
6-7(5)



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Second Set

Feliciano Lopez

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Feliciano+Lopez+Medibank+International+2011+ZAZSPY Fzr-Ol.jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 02:07 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/8893/74794713.png vs http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc390/claypova/RS11BRIS8.png

[3] Feliciano Lopez vs Robin Soderling
6-7(5)
6-2



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MP #1 Soderling!
















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MP #2 Soderling!
















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Tie Break



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MP #1 Lopez!






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MP #2 Lopez!






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MP #3 Lopez!






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MP #3 Soderling!






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MP #4 Soderling!






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MP #4 Lopez!






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MP #5 Lopez!






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MP #6 Lopez!






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MP #6 Soderling!






14-16*





Game Set and Match

Robin Soderling

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Robin+Soderling+Brisbane+International+2011+HzvvVZ o-3DUl.jpg
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Robin+Soderling+2011+Australian+Open+Day+6+4exS-fagSs2l.jpg
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2009+Shanghai+ATP+Masters+1000+Day+6+yAhdEGf7_yAl. jpg

Robin Soderling def. [3] Feliciano Lopez
7-6(5) 2-6 7-6(14)
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G :p

ajmo!
Feb 20th, 2011, 02:16 PM
Miki :) Sveta :hug:

:eek: Robin :bounce:
:hug: Feliciano

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 02:37 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3995/70641823.png vs http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/9438/nieminen.png

[6] Lleyton Hewitt vs [4] Jarkko Nieminen



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First Set

Lleyton Hewitt

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Lleyton+Hewitt+AAMI+Classic+2011+Day+4+ys1bqFJWD-5l.jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 02:38 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3995/70641823.png vs http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/9438/nieminen.png

[6] Lleyton Hewitt vs [4] Jarkko Nieminen
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Second Set

Jarkko Nieminen

http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Brisbane+International+2009+Day+2+57SgrB__nXEl.jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 02:51 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3995/70641823.png vs http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/9438/nieminen.png

[6] Lleyton Hewitt vs [4] Jarkko Nieminen
7-5
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Game Set and Match

Jarkko Nieminen

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[4] Jarkko Nieminen def. [6] Lleyton Hewitt
5-7 6-3 6-4

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 02:52 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1146/hopmancup1.jpg

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/6387/61067125.png vs http://i54.tinypic.com/2i9qaon.png

Jeremy Chardy vs [2] Roger Federer



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First Set

Roger Federer

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Roger+Federer+2011+Australian+Open+Day+5+1hVyYFKcb bul.jpg

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 02:53 PM
QF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/6387/61067125.png vs http://i54.tinypic.com/2i9qaon.png

Jeremy Chardy vs [2] Roger Federer
5-7



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Game Set and Match

Roger Federer

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Roger+Federer+2011+Australian+Open+Day+5+89c9USUGz cBl.jpg

[2] Roger Federer def. Jeremy Chardy
7-5 6-3

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Womens Draw

[1] Mirjana Lucic vs Ashley Harkleroad

[5] Polona Hercog vs Anna Chakvetadze


Mens Draw

[1] Andy Roddick vs Robin Soderling

[4] Jarkko Nieminen vs [2] Roger Federer


:bounce:
Amazing QF's matches :bowdown:
Good Luck in SF :bigclap:

ajmo!
Feb 20th, 2011, 03:04 PM
Congrats winners :)
SF later today or tomorrow?

champion88
Feb 20th, 2011, 03:16 PM
:lol: Can't believe Andy's luck!!

Happy to take it though..... now to hopefully beat Robin :devil:

Broseghini
Feb 20th, 2011, 03:29 PM
Congrats winners :)
SF later today or tomorrow?
Maybe today :p

Pops Maellard
Feb 20th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Jeremy. :sad: QF is still good. ;)

ajmo!
Feb 20th, 2011, 07:40 PM
Mirjana Lucic in Sydney SF!

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Mirjana+Lucic+U+S+Open+Day+4+9mnoBnUdQfbl.jpg


A premier event is being played this week in Sydney. In the last test before Australian Open only 4 girl are left in the draw. Chakvetadze, Hercog and Harkleroad will have to find a way to overcome Mirjana Lucic if the wanna be the one that's gonna hold the trophy on the end of the week in Sydney Olympic park. 28 y.o. Croatian it the number one seed in New South Wales and is yet to lose a set in the tournament. In the first round she had easy job against newcomer from Czech republic, Petra Kvitova. Mirjana defeated her in less than and hour, 6-3 6-2. After the match she was short:

Having a bye in first round always helps cause you can come to the tournament later then other players and you can dedicade more time to training so it's always good to be seeded. Kvitova is talented, I'm sure she's gonna be the next big girl from Czech Republic.


In QF Lucic faced a realy challenge, experienced Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova. Mirjana needed two tie breakers to get the win, it was anything but easy.

I agree that it was anything but easy. I had some luck to beat hear, net helping etc. But I feel good, I have worked hard in Brisbane last week and here also, as well as in the off season so thing are coming together a bit. Two semifinals(for now) are anything but bad start in the season.


In tonight's SF Mirjana Lucic will face American Ashley Harkleroad.

ajmo!
Feb 20th, 2011, 07:43 PM
Robin in last 4!

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Robin+Soderling+2011+Australian+Open+Day+8+gaZg-3RRX9_l.jpg


Robin Soderling from Sweden is back on track. In Sydney he after long time looks like the player who already was in Grand Slam semi final and some ATP 1000 finals. In the first three matches in Down Under he has three wins, anything but bad.

-Definetely a really good start into the season. In Quatar I haven't had the right feeling but now in Sydney everything's working well, really well.


In first round he defeated Dmitry Tursunov 7-6 7-6, in second Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-4 and in today's quaterfinals he overpowered Feliciano Lopez 16-14 in third set's tie breaker.
This was a tough mach. Feliciano was playing so good, I mean he had 6 match points. It one of those matches when you feel sad for beating other player because you both deserved in a way to win. But it was close, I had more luck this time I guess. There were many sittuations like this when I had no luck so I guess thing are coming back at me now.


Despite being a well known name and a former TOP10 player Soderling has never won an ATP Tournament. Is Sydney a historical moment?
I hope so. I'm gonna do everything to make it this time. I have a good chance, but still to matches to win and the first one against Andy, (Roddick) world number one.


In the other semi final Nieminem will play against Roger Federer.

Eduardo Oliveira
Feb 21st, 2011, 12:04 AM
Congrats Anna :yeah:
Masha :sad:

Roger!!!! :woohoo:

Broseghini
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:05 PM
Womens Draw

[1] Mirjana Lucic vs Ashley Harkleroad (1-4)
S2 Indian Wells SF Harkleroad 7-5 4-6 7-5
S2 Madrid QF Lucic 6-0 7-6
S2 Wimbledon R16 Harkleroad 7-5 4-6 6-3
S2 Montreal R16 Harkleroad 6-2 7-6
S2 Tokyo R32 Harkleroad 6-7 6-2 7-5


[5] Polona Hercog vs Anna Chakvetadze (1-0)
S2 Beijing R32 Hercog 6-3 6-4



SF's coming-up :)

Broseghini
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:09 PM
SF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Broseghini
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:12 PM
SF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Mirjana Lucic

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[1] Mirjana Lucic def. Ashley Harkleroad
6-4 7-6(5)
Finally Lucic beat Ash again :bowdown: Another final for our number 1 :bigclap:
Ash :hug:

Broseghini
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:13 PM
SF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Broseghini
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:14 PM
SF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Feb 21st, 2011, 09:17 PM
SF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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[5] Polona Hercog def. Anna Chakvetadze
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Polona :bigclap: Goat choker Chak :hug: :sobbing:

Broseghini
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:20 PM
SF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Broseghini
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:21 PM
SF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Broseghini
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:24 PM
SF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Robin Soderling def. [1] Andy Roddick
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Soderling :woohoo: Finally following the steps of Lucic :dance:
Roddick :wavey:

Broseghini
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:26 PM
SF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Broseghini
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:28 PM
SF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Broseghini
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:31 PM
SF Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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[4] Jarkko Nieminen def. [2] Roger Federer
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Jarkko :bowdown: 4th final :cheer:
Federer :crying2:

Broseghini
Feb 21st, 2011, 09:36 PM
Womens Final

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[1] Mirjana Lucic vs [5] Polona Hercog (2-2)
S2 Charleston SF Lucic 6-4 6-4
S2 Stuttgart QF Hercog 4-6 7-5 6-3
S2 Stanford R32 Lucic 6-4 5-7 6-4
S2 Doha RR Hercog 6-7 7-5 7-6


Mens Final

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Robin Soderling vs [4] Jarkko Nieminen


:bounce:
Probably the first time the same coaches are in both finals :eek:
Lucic Fan and igralec33 :bowdown:

igralec33
Feb 21st, 2011, 10:05 PM
:eek: Polona & Jarkko - wow, it's so great to have both players in final. :bounce: And same with Lucic Fan. :worship:
Anna & Roger :hug:
The most fair would be one title for each. :p But I wouldn't have nothing against if both my players win it. :p So, as Lucic Fan wouldn't have nothing against if his players take it. :D Good luck in final! ;)
And this deserve an article for sure ... but right now I just see my bed ... hopefully tomorrow I will find some time to write it. :) Gosh, hate time when I'm (back) at uni. :p

lemonwilly
Feb 21st, 2011, 10:14 PM
Polona and Jarkko :cheer: :armed: win it all!!

igralec33
Feb 22nd, 2011, 09:52 AM
Polona Hercog with outstanding comebacks in quarterfinal and semifinal, reach her first final of season in Sydney

Slovenian Polona Hercog is having one of her best week ever on NTT tour. After two wins in straight sets in first and second round, she had to play 3 sets in quarterfinal and semifinal. And these weren't just »easy« 3 setters. In quarterfinal Polona played against Dane Caroline Wozniacki. In first set Polona allready led with 3-1 but lost next 5 games and first set with 3-6. Similar situation was in second set – Hercog was 3-0 up but then Wozniacki won next 5 games to lead 3-5. At this point it looked it's over for number 5 seed. But then … Polona somehow tied up to 5-5, Wozniacki won next game, but Polona managed to make second set into tiebreak. It has to be mentioned that Hercog saved 3 match points in second set. Also tiebreak was pretty close, but Polona won it with 7-5. 3rd set was very one sided. Polona started great and led with 4-0 and was able to finish this match with 6-3 in final set. »Wow, it's hard to believe. I played so well, but on other side was Caroline who played even better in first and half of second set. I don't know how I was able to play so good at key points. Usually I suck when it comes to important points but this time I was so calm. I'm so happy that I defeated one of hottest player on tour right now.« Polona said after her quarterfinal. Then she didn't know how hard match wait her in semifinal.

http://www.sport-tv.si/images/iman/hercog.0882.100724.vp.jpg

Her semifinal opponent was Anna Chakvetadze who defeated second seed Maria Sharapova in quarterfinal 5-7, 6-1, 6-1. Polona started semifinal match perfect. Without bigger problems she won first set with 6-3. But then situtation reversed. Chakvetadze started to play great, hitting winners all over the court and took second set 6-2. And again it seemed it's over for young Slovenian when Chakvetadze was 2-5 up in final set. And then Polona changed her game plan, start to force errors from Chakvetadze who was more and more nervous from point to point. And Polona was succesfull, she won next 5 games and semifinal match 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. Hercog saved another 3 MPs in this match. »It's incredible. 2 matches in a row where I was so close to be out. But I'm not. I'm in final. So exicted.« was happy Hercog.

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In final she is going to play against the best player on tour, number 1 seed Mirjana Lučić from Croatia which didn't lose set on tournament so far. »She will be really difficult to beat. She is playing so great. All her matches were in straights, she had bye in first round. She spent just 6 hours on court whole week. Just my quarterfinal and semifinal together lasted 6 hours. I'm tired but in final there is no time for tiredness. I really want win this tournament. It would be so great to go to Australian Open with such a great victory. But also if not I'm happy I finally find my game again.« said before final 5th seed which will try to make head2head against Lucic to 3-2. They played 4 times before and both of them has 2 wins. Who is going to be Sydney champion? Croatian or Slovenian?

ajmo!
Feb 22nd, 2011, 01:27 PM
Robin and Miki :bounce: :eek:
Polona and Jarko :worship:

Can't wait for finals, it will be interesting :D

Broseghini
Feb 22nd, 2011, 08:37 PM
Finals today ;)

dulkogii
Feb 22nd, 2011, 10:34 PM
Polooooooooona so happy for you best friend!!

Well mirjana good luck you too !

Broseghini
Feb 22nd, 2011, 11:49 PM
Finals coming-up :unsure:

Broseghini
Feb 22nd, 2011, 11:53 PM
Final Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Broseghini
Feb 22nd, 2011, 11:56 PM
Final Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Polona Hercog

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[5] Polona Hercog def. [1] Mirjana Lucic
7-5 7-6(2)*
Congrats Polona :bowdown: 3rd title :bigclap: :woohoo:
Mirjana :sobbing: :hug:

CT affect the result :ras:

Broseghini
Feb 23rd, 2011, 12:01 AM
Final Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Robin Soderling vs [4] Jarkko Nieminen



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Pops Maellard
Feb 23rd, 2011, 12:02 AM
Well done Polona.

Broseghini
Feb 23rd, 2011, 12:04 AM
Final Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Robin Soderling vs [4] Jarkko Nieminen
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Jarkko Nieminen

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Broseghini
Feb 23rd, 2011, 12:08 AM
Final Sydney
PREMIER / ATP 250


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Robin Soderling vs [4] Jarkko Nieminen
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Jarkko Nieminen

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[4] Jarkko Nieminen def. Robin Soderling
4-6* 6-4 7-5
Jarkko :bowdown: Perfect week and great title :inlove: 2 titles now :yeah:
Soderling :crying2:
igralec33 2 x 0 Lucic Fan :hug: :boxing:

Pops Maellard
Feb 23rd, 2011, 02:48 AM
Robin. :mad: What a choke.

igralec33
Feb 23rd, 2011, 05:33 AM
Wow! :eek: 2 titles. :D So great! ;) Polona and Jarkko, very well done. :yeah:
I'm sorry Mirjana and Robin :hug:
Thanks, Lucas :worship:

Michael.
Feb 23rd, 2011, 05:37 AM
Good job igralec!

lemonwilly
Feb 23rd, 2011, 10:35 AM
Polona and Jarkko :bounce:

ajmo!
Feb 23rd, 2011, 04:27 PM
Robin's never gonna win a title.
Miki, CT :(

Didn't CT affect mens finals as well? (if robin won ct at 4-2 he would win 3rd set 6-2?) Ahh, losing both finals by CT would be :crying2:
Congrats igralec33

Broseghini
Feb 23rd, 2011, 07:50 PM
Robin's never gonna win a title.
Miki, CT :(

Didn't CT affect mens finals as well? (if robin won ct at 4-2 he would win 3rd set 6-2?) Ahh, losing both finals by CT would be :crying2:
Congrats igralec33
No. CT affected first set so Nieminen could win this in straights ;)

Broseghini
Feb 24th, 2011, 10:45 PM
I am a bit stressed to open AO thread :lol: Probably tomorrow :cheer: I need anyone to run double and maybe mixed doubles (just post results) :scratch:

Ivanovic2008
Feb 26th, 2011, 02:25 PM
AO thread soon?