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Nov 14th, 2002, 01:45 AM
Will be played 14th and 15th December featuring Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Elena Dementieva, Justine Henin and (according to the website, but it will depend on how her knee is progressing I guess), AmÚlie Mauresmo.


Nov 14th, 2002, 02:43 AM
ooo Arantxa is playing :hearts: and Justine :kiss: amd Elena :bounce:

Nov 14th, 2002, 10:37 AM
Is it sure that Arantxa will play?

Nov 15th, 2002, 03:44 PM
I send an e-mail to the director of the tournament and he confirmed Arantxa would be there! I really hope so!! :bounce:

Nov 25th, 2002, 10:02 AM
Great news
thanx Cecile :bounce:

Nov 25th, 2002, 09:50 PM
i hope my mum will take me cos we didn't get to go to wimby this year. i want to see juju as well as see asv for the last time.

where is ciney in belgium? can we get there by eurostar from london?

Nov 26th, 2002, 07:32 AM
You have to take the eurostar to Brussels and then take another train to Ciney. It will take about 1h30min from Brussels to Ciney. I do not know exactly whether it is close to the station or not!

Nov 28th, 2002, 08:13 PM
I hate to be so "American" (read: "Europeanly challenged") but what is the Eurostar? (I'm assuming a train--??) An about how much would the fare be from London to Brussels? (I'm coming. really I am!!)

Nov 29th, 2002, 04:13 PM
lol! The Eurostar is the highspeed train that goes from London to Paris or Brussels. I don't know what the fare is to Brussels, but it's around ú80 return from London, Waterloo to Paris, (though maybe more 'cos I think that might be a student fare).

Nov 29th, 2002, 05:38 PM
Well prices vary depending on what day and time you leave and when you return.

You can consult this page for more information : http://www.eurostar.com/dctm/jsp/index.jsp

Nov 29th, 2002, 05:41 PM
A one way ticket from Brussels to Ciney is about Ç9 and the good thing is that you have a direct connection from Brussels-South (Midi), where the Eurostar from London arrives, and Ciney.

Nov 29th, 2002, 05:43 PM
This is the website from the Belgian railways if you wanna calculate the exact price and check timetables and stuff : http://www.b-rail.be/

Nov 29th, 2002, 07:25 PM
Thanks Josh and Caz -- you are both just fountains of information! :)

Nov 29th, 2002, 11:19 PM
;-) Well, not realy,it's just that a. London, Waterloo is "my" London station, (ie. the London station that my town is on a direct line to), so I see the Eurostar terminal *all* the time and b. I use the trains every year when I go to Roland Garros!

BTW, your cheapest option of getting from London to Belgium will most probably be the coach. Eurolines coaches depart regularly from London, Victoria to various European destinations, (I have the tel. no. if you want to know more). I don't know if you could get a coach directly to Ciney, but you could almost certainly get one to Brussels for less money than the train.

The train is the faster and more comfortable option, but on the other hand the coach, as well as being the cheapest option, would probably aso give you the option of overnight travel saving hotel costs.

I think after 3 years of going to European tournies, I'm fast becoming the expert in cheap European travel!! ;-) lol!

Nov 30th, 2002, 01:47 PM
great list of players!!!

have fun 2 those who r going! :wavey:

Nov 30th, 2002, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by marsha
Thanks Josh and Caz -- you are both just fountains of information! :)

thanks josh and caz and cecile as well for the info. the idea of going by coach is grand as well.
my mum is looking into tickets...i hope we can go cos this will be arantxa's last match and i didn't get to see juju this year.

Dec 3rd, 2002, 12:15 AM
No probs. If you go have a great time!! I wish I could make it too!!

Pamela Shriver
Dec 3rd, 2002, 11:27 PM
How definate is it that Arantxa is playing?? Does anyone know?

Dec 4th, 2002, 07:29 AM
According to the organisator, she is playing but AmÚlie Mauresmo is not and is replaced by Myskina!

E. Blackadder
Dec 7th, 2002, 03:32 PM
Will this tournament be broadcasted on belgian TV?

Dec 7th, 2002, 10:38 PM
Last year the final was broadcasted, I don't remember if they broadcasted the semis, but I think they did

Dec 7th, 2002, 11:03 PM
Good luck JujU!!

Dec 9th, 2002, 07:51 AM
Belgian television will at least broadcast the final on Sunday afternoon.

Dec 9th, 2002, 07:45 PM
Cecile -- do you know what channel that will be on (or is there only one channel that carries tennis in Belgium?)

Dec 9th, 2002, 08:32 PM
I think it will be shown on La Deux (RTBF 2).

Dec 10th, 2002, 07:16 AM
Yes Josh you are right!

Dec 13th, 2002, 01:57 PM
Elena D isn't playing, Maggie Maleeva is replacing her.....

Dec 13th, 2002, 02:34 PM

18.15h Henin - Maleeva
20.45h Myskina - Sanchez Vicario


16.00h Final

Dec 13th, 2002, 02:38 PM
On La Deux they will show Leconte-Barami and the final on sunday!

Dec 13th, 2002, 05:34 PM
Another withdrawal, Myskina is replaced by Dechy

Dec 13th, 2002, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by Cookie
Another withdrawal, Myskina is replaced by Dechy

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: Why did Dementieva and Myskina withdrew?

Dec 13th, 2002, 08:02 PM
sport.be says they are also injured :confused:
==> Myskina en Dementieva moeten geblesseerd afhaken. Midden november had ook al Amelie Mauresmo af moeten zeggen.

Dec 13th, 2002, 08:08 PM
sorry i don't speak ... belgian..or flemmish...wtv...lol

Dec 13th, 2002, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by kodeRED
sorry i don't speak ... belgian..or flemmish...wtv...lol

They said: Myskina and Dementieva both pulled out because of injuries...

~> Don't believe Dementieva is injured...she's in Holland for some talks with Stanley Franker...

Dec 13th, 2002, 09:19 PM
There has been another change : Justine plays Arantxa first at 18.15 and Dechy plays against Maleeva at 20.45....

Dec 13th, 2002, 10:57 PM
Crap, Just who I wanted Arantxa to play for her last match...NOT

Dec 13th, 2002, 11:02 PM
Boooh, I was kinda hoping that the final would be between Justine and Arantxa, especially since it would be her last match.

Dec 14th, 2002, 01:21 PM
i wish i was going to be there but it just wasn't possible. marsha i answered your pm's . i apologise for not writing sooner. have fun tonight! :)

Dec 14th, 2002, 07:55 PM
any results yet?

Dec 14th, 2002, 08:23 PM
I was wondering the same thing

Dec 14th, 2002, 08:33 PM
I doubt anyone would know, but just in case-will any station carried in Paris show any of this exo, ever? lol Thanks, and enjoy to those who are there :cool:

Dec 14th, 2002, 08:57 PM
Is there any score????

Dec 14th, 2002, 09:42 PM
WE WANT RESULTS :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Dec 14th, 2002, 10:10 PM
Belgian people please post any result! :p

Dec 14th, 2002, 10:29 PM
Ok I got one result :)

Justine Henin-Hardenne def Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-2 6-4

Dec 14th, 2002, 10:29 PM
Congrats Justine!!!!!!!!!

Dec 14th, 2002, 10:33 PM
ASV :sad:

Dec 14th, 2002, 10:33 PM
Congrats Justine :)

Dec 14th, 2002, 11:33 PM
Arantxa!! :sad: :sad:

Dec 15th, 2002, 08:42 AM
Dechy def Maleeva 6-4 3-6 6-2

Dec 15th, 2002, 08:57 AM
wow go nathalie :):) YAAY!! justine vs nathalie :)

Dec 15th, 2002, 09:08 AM
sorry Arantxa :sad:

Dec 15th, 2002, 09:20 AM
Congrtas Justine!!!!! :bounce:

Dec 15th, 2002, 09:21 AM

I'am happy because I'll see nat against juju!!

Dec 15th, 2002, 09:21 AM
arantxa :sad: :sad:
maggie :sad: :sad: :sad:

Dec 15th, 2002, 11:28 AM
That will be a good match :) :)

Dec 15th, 2002, 11:36 AM
Congrats Nathalie :)

Dec 15th, 2002, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by Grafiati
I doubt anyone would know, but just in case-will any station carried in Paris show any of this exo, ever? lol Thanks, and enjoy to those who are there :cool:

The final will be shown live on La Deux (RTBF 2) at 16h00. I know some areas in France have hat channel on cable but I dunno about Paris.

Dec 15th, 2002, 03:06 PM
Players are warming up

Maleeva defeated Sanchez Vicario for the third place... no score...

Dec 15th, 2002, 03:12 PM
Dechy to serve, Henin leads 1-0*

15-00 Return netted
15-15 Forehand winner
30-15 Return long
40-15 Good backhand causes fault
40-30 Return too good
40-40 Backhand winner :eek:
ad-40 Forehand long
game Volley out

Henin-Hardene - Dechy *1-1

Dec 15th, 2002, 03:15 PM
Henin-Hardenne to serve

15-00 Ace on 2nd serve
30-00 Good serve
40-00 Ace
40-15 Deep forehand causes error
game good forehand

Henin-Hardene - Dechy 2-1*

Dec 15th, 2002, 03:19 PM
Dechy to serve

15-00 Backhand netted
15-15 Good return, backhand out
30-15 Good serve, forehand winner
40-15 Backhand too good
40-30 Forehand return winner
game Return out

Henin-Hardene - Dechy *2-2

Dec 15th, 2002, 03:23 PM
Henin-Hardenne to serve

00-15 DF
15-15 Forehand winner
30-15 Serve and volley, backhand Dechy wide
40-15 Ace
40-30 DF, hit cameraman with first one...
40-40 Backhand return too good
ad-40 Great rally, big defense of Dechy, Henin too good
game Great serve

Henin-Hardene - Dechy 3-2*

Dec 15th, 2002, 03:27 PM
Dechy to serve

15-00 Serve too good
30-00 Smash
30-15 DF, first serve overruled...
40-15 Dechy dictated rally, she's playing with big angles
game Great lob, Justine applauded

Henin-Hardene - Dechy *3-3

Dec 15th, 2002, 03:30 PM
Henin-Hardenne to serve

00-15 Backhand rally
00-30 DF
15-30 Forehand Henin out, close, but Dechy overruled the ball herself...
15-40 Backhand out
30-40 Winning serve
Game DF (5th)

Henin-Hardene - Dechy 3-4*

Dec 15th, 2002, 03:39 PM
Dechy to serve

00-15 passing shot
00-30 DF
00-40 Backhand return winner, Dechy slipped...
15-40 Winning serve
30-40 Ace
40-40 Forehand out
40-ad Volley netted, great shot Justine...
40-40 Volley out
40-ad DF
40-40 Big serve, backhand too good
ad-40 Drive volley backhand
game winning serve

Henin-Hardene - Dechy *3-5

Dec 15th, 2002, 03:44 PM
Henin-Hardenne to serve

15-00 forehand winner
30-00 service in body, return netted
30-15 DF (6th)
30-30 forehand passing shot...Dechy is really solid today :eek:
40-30 Forehand too good, backhand error Dechy
40-40 Backhand long
ad-40 Ace
40-40 Forehand return winner on the line
40-ad DF (7th) setpoint Dechy
game DF (8th)

Henin-Hardene - Dechy 3-6 0-0*

Dec 15th, 2002, 03:49 PM
Dechy to serve

15-00 Big error forehand
30-00 Dropshot
40-00 Forehand winner
40-15 DF (4th)
40-30 Forehand netted
game Backhand netted

Henin-Hardenne - Dechy 3-6 *0-1

Dec 15th, 2002, 03:52 PM
Henin-Hardenne to serve

00-15 Backhand too good
00-30 Slice netted
00-40 DF (9th) :roll:
15-40 return netted
game backhandpassing netted

Henin-Hardenne - Dechy 3-6 0-2*

Dec 15th, 2002, 03:55 PM
Dechy to serve

00-15 backhand long
15-15 backhand out
15-30 forehand netted
15-40 DF (5th)
game DF (6th)

Henin-Hardenne - Dechy 3-6 *1-2

Dec 15th, 2002, 04:00 PM
Henin-Hardenne to serve

15-00 Ace
15-15 again a backhand netted
15-30 forehand out
15-40 Return on the line, backhand out
30-40 Winning serve
game backhand netted....?????

Henin-Hardenne - Dechy 3-6 1-3*

Dec 15th, 2002, 04:03 PM
Dechy to serve

15-00 Backhand miles out
30-00 Passing shot stays on Henin's side
40-00 Backhand netted (deep)
40-15 Smash, great point
game winning serve

Henin-Hardenne - Dechy 3-6 *1-4

Dec 15th, 2002, 04:05 PM

Dec 15th, 2002, 04:07 PM
Henin-Hardenne to serve

00-15 DF (10th)
15-15 Backhand netted
15-30 smart play by Dechy, wrong footed
15-40 EASY backhand out!
30-40 Forehand winner
game forehand wide

Henin-Hardenne - Dechy 3-6 1-5*

Dec 15th, 2002, 04:11 PM
Dechy to serve

00-15 Great rally, great passingshot
15-15 Forehand wide, close
30-15 EASY backhand netted
30-30 Great serve, but Henin returned smart, volley netted
30-40 Deep forehand return, backhand out
game DF

Henin-Hardenne - Dechy 3-6 *2-5

Dec 15th, 2002, 04:14 PM
seems like Juju is going down :sad:

Dec 15th, 2002, 04:15 PM
Henin-Hardenne to serve

00-15 Backhand too good
15-15 Winning serve
30-15 Backhand out
40-15 Forehand winner
game Backhand winner

Henin-Hardenne - Dechy 3-6 3-5*

Dec 15th, 2002, 04:18 PM
dechy to serve

00-15 Backhand out
15-15 Return hit roof, frame
30-15 Forehand drive-volley winner
30-30 DF
40-30 Spectacular point!!!!!!! Volley winner
game, winning serve

Dechy - Henin-Hardenne 6-3 6-3

E. Blackadder
Dec 15th, 2002, 04:19 PM
Dechy wins 6/3 6/3

Dec 15th, 2002, 04:35 PM
COngrats NAT :D:D:D

score of Maleeva vs ASV match?

Dec 15th, 2002, 04:36 PM
congrats nathalie :bounce: :bounce: :D

Dec 15th, 2002, 05:43 PM
WOW! Congrats Nathalie

Dec 15th, 2002, 06:01 PM
Nathalie! :D

Juju's still on her honeymoon ;)

Dec 15th, 2002, 07:50 PM
Little Final

Maleeva def. Sanchez V. 6-3 6-2

Dec 15th, 2002, 07:59 PM
pf ASV ....

Dec 15th, 2002, 09:01 PM
Congrats Maggie :D

Dec 15th, 2002, 10:06 PM
Well Done to Maggie ( :hearts: ) & Nathalie ( :eek: )

Dec 23rd, 2002, 10:20 PM
BTW, I have some pictures from the exo that I will be posting shortly (if I can remember how, again!) -- I will probably post them under a separate thread though.

Can anyone refreash my memory as to how to post pictures?

Dec 28th, 2002, 07:13 PM
If they are saved on your hard disc you can use the "attach" option to post them. The attach option only appears when you push the "post reply" button, it doesn't work in the quick reply box at the botom.
You can only attach one pic per post though.

If the pics are on a website on the net you can post them by using this code : [ img]url of the pic[ /img] (without the spaces). This allows you to post more than one pic per post.