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hellas719
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:47 PM
No one made a thread yet? :(

She starts in Auckland :bounce:
MDWC as 2-time champion :cool:
R1 vs. (WC) Vandeweghe :bounce:

Not a bad draw, but not an easy one...GOOD LUCK LENA! :)

Also, it's great that she is becoming more active on twitter :hearts:

hellas719
Dec 31st, 2012, 01:09 AM
Also:
R1: (4) Craybas/Daniilidou vs. Davis/Dubois :bounce:

hellas719
Dec 31st, 2012, 03:14 AM
Beat Vandeweghe 1-6 7-6(5) 6-4 :worship:
H2H now 4-0 :oh:

Saved MPs in the second set :)
Messy match, 10 DF, terrible first set and a half, good thing there was no stream :lol:
2 hours 28 minutes on court :eek:

Next match won't be until Wednesday, so probably doubles tomorrow ;)

Also, she came back from 3-5 down in the TB to win it 7-5 :cheer:

Dorien.
Dec 31st, 2012, 07:11 PM
Great she can start the season with a win :)
She said on twitter it was a tough one because of the wind.

hellas719
Jan 2nd, 2013, 12:36 AM
6-7(6) 2-6 :sad:

She should've won the first set :o. Kept going up a break but struggled to hold. 6 DFs in the set :o. Led 6-4 in the TB and then lost 4 points in a row :sad:

Seemed to just give up in the second until 1-5 0-40 and then she saved the 3 MPs and won the game and then saved another at 2-5 but then lost :(


Better luck in doubles! :hug:

Dorien.
Jan 2nd, 2013, 07:02 PM
Leni :hug:

hellas719
Jan 9th, 2013, 05:19 AM
62 64 over Davis/Dubois :)
But then lost QF 46 67 to Coin/Pelletier :sad:

She withdrew from Sydney Q, because she didn't have time to get there before her first match :p

GL at AO! :bounce:
She will play doubles with McHale :eek:

hellas719
Jan 13th, 2013, 07:29 PM
R1 vs. Karolina Pliskova (CZE) :bounce:
Doubles R1 vs. (2) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) :unsure:

Danii's Law
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:40 PM
Was at the match today. It was absolutely amazing. Eleni played as good as she ever has, so consistent.

For everyone I will put the English version of my match report in the next post. Hope you like it.

Danii's Law
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:41 PM
Eleni Daniilidou’s first round match was set to be a tough encounter against up an comer Czech Karolina Pliskova. The match scheduled for the newly named court 19, formerly court 18, where Eleni had unfortunately suffered past defeats to Tathiana Garbin in 2008 and Patty Schnyder in 2006. Today she was not to suffer the same fate.

Conditions were tough, there was much glare from the high beating sun as well as a steady breeze that could develop into a gust without warning.

The Greek looked fit in the warm up, she had clearly worked hard in the off season to get her game up to the high standards needed for Grand Slam play. Pliskova won the toss and elected to recieve.

Eleni started strong, with two good serves followed swiftly with an forehand winner to win the first point and a difficult smash to win the second. From then the consistency of her young opponent started to shine and Eleni, although playing well, found herself down 0-3. With support from the crowd Eleni fought and managed to secure one break back in a marathon 4th game of the set. Pliskova was still up a break and held on to it until 5-4 where she served for the first set. In another marathon game of six deuces Eleni managed to secure the break back using her devastating low bouncing slice to more her opponent around the court which proved tough in the hot Melbourne sun.

Eleni continued with her good serving and then was able to break Pliskova to take the first set 7-5.

The second set began the same as the first, Eleni going down an early break and trailing 1-3. A lose game from Pliskova gave Eleni the break back, then Eleni turned up a gear and raced through her next service game with 3 consecutive forehand winners and an un-returnable serve. The next 4 games were very competitive. Both were drilling forehands from the back of the court, Eleni was drawing her young opponent into the net and then maneuvering the ball past her with amazing backhand drives.

At 5-5 all in the second set Pliskova made her move and managed to break Eleni. She then went on the serve for the second set. Eleni saved two match points, throwing up lobs into the windy and bright sky which Pliskova mistimed and sent long. In the end however Pliskova took the second set 7-5.

The momentum appeared to have swung in favor of the Czech in the third set as she quickly broke Eleni to love and then held her own serve. Eleni kept up her good serving and continued to move Pliskova around the court with deep slices and cross court forehands until she saw an opportunity for a winner. Pliskova played consistently and held onto her break until 3-2 where Eleni managed to break back when the Czech dumped a volley into the bottom of the net. From there Eleni took the next two games and served for the match. Her first match point was a long fought rally ending in a courageous cross court forehand by Pliskova. A high forehand volley saved the Czech the second match oint and from there she went on the break the Greek to get the match back on serve.

Pliskova came out to serve and level the match at 5 all, and that looked likely as she went up 40-15, however Eleni continued her clever consistent play to get herself to match point for the 3rd time. This was once again quashed by a wide serve by Pliskova. Another long rally ensued which Eleni won with a precise off forehand winner bringing up her 4th match point. Pliskova served and barraged Eleni with deep top spin shots, Eleni used her slice to slow down the point and keep hersel;f in it until the young Czech finally pushed a forehand long, giving Eleni a deserved 7-5 5-7 64- win in 2 hours 48 minutes. The talented Greek let out an excited cry and went on to thank the crowd and her team for their support.

The match was of the highest quality. Not many errors by either girl meant that each point had to be won. Eleni’s serve was firing well, deep in the service box, unpredictable direction changes and most importantly very consistent. Her slice backhand was the weapon it has always been. Keeping Eleni in points and making sure her opponent is pinned to the baseline with its superior depth. The stars of the day where Eleni’s top spin backhand which produced some superb passing shots and her forehand which fired winners close to the lines and never looked like it was going to miss.

Next up Eleni has world number one Victoria Azarenka and if she produces the same level of tennis as today she may give the Belorussian a run for her money. All Melbourne Greeks and fans of great tennis should try and secure a seat for this blockbuster on Thursday.

Check out the interview to hear Eleni’s thoughts on the match and her thoughts on playing Azarenka

Good luck Eleni!! You can do it!

Dorien.
Jan 15th, 2013, 06:17 PM
Tough one but a win is a win 75 57 64 :cheer:

Dorien.
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:12 PM
She lost against Azarenka 61 60 :hug:

Dorien.
Feb 12th, 2013, 07:31 PM
She lost to Safarova in Doha 62 63 :sad:

Bероника
Feb 15th, 2013, 10:53 PM
She plays qualies in Dubai.First match tomorrow:

COURT 3 start 10:30 am
1. F Al Nabhani (OMA) vs O Rogowska (AUS)
2. M Doi (JPN) vs D Gavrilova (RUS)
3. E Daniilidou (GRE) vs S Halep (ROU)

Bероника
Feb 16th, 2013, 01:21 PM
Eleni lost :sad:

Simona Halep def. Eleni Daniilidou 6-2 4-6 6-2

Dorien.
Feb 16th, 2013, 09:03 PM
Sad she lost :sad: But maybe she better played an other tournament. The draw in Dubai was so tough

Bероника
Feb 24th, 2013, 09:17 PM
This week Eleni plays BMW Malaysian Open .She faces Yuliya Beygelzimer in the first round.

Good luck!! :)

Dorien.
Feb 25th, 2013, 06:34 PM
Good luck :rocker:

Dorien.
Feb 27th, 2013, 05:58 PM
She won 26 64 63 :yeah:

Dorien.
Feb 28th, 2013, 07:11 PM
She lost to Kumkhum 62 64 :sad: But she said on twitter before the match already she wasn't feeling good :shrug:

Dorien.
Mar 6th, 2013, 07:37 PM
She lost second round qualy in IW against Karatantcheva :sad:

Danii's Law
Mar 6th, 2013, 11:19 PM
Any chance for a LL?

Dorien.
Mar 7th, 2013, 07:09 PM
Don't think so.

Dorien.
Mar 18th, 2013, 08:10 PM
G Voskoboeva (KAZ) d. E Daniilidou (GRE) 61 62 :sad:

Bероника
Mar 19th, 2013, 07:32 AM
:sad:

Bероника
Mar 30th, 2013, 10:54 PM
Eleni against Voskoboeva again in Monterrey first round.

Dorien.
Apr 2nd, 2013, 08:40 PM
And she lost again 63 36 63 :hug:

Dorien.
Apr 4th, 2013, 07:57 PM
She won together with Coco in doubles :yeah:

hellas719
Apr 5th, 2013, 04:38 AM
And they won again so they're in the semis! Bravo! :D

Dorien.
Apr 5th, 2013, 08:29 PM
Great girls :cheer:

hellas719
Apr 7th, 2013, 01:48 AM
Withdrew from the semi because Vandeweghe wasn't feeling well :(
Coco :hug:

Dorien.
Apr 23rd, 2013, 07:28 PM
Vera Dushevina (RUS) d. (3)Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 64 75 :sad:

Bероника
Apr 23rd, 2013, 07:42 PM
oh no :sad: Vera has not been playing exactly well all this season...

Bероника
May 8th, 2013, 08:06 PM
(8)Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) d. Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 36 63 75

Eleni wins her first match in Trnava.Looks by the score that it was a tough fight but the goddess made it through :yeah:

Dorien.
May 8th, 2013, 08:06 PM
She won first round in Trnava :yeah:

(8)Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) d. Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR) 36 63 75

Dorien.
May 8th, 2013, 08:06 PM
:lol: on the same time

Bероника
May 8th, 2013, 08:07 PM
:lol: yeah

Bероника
May 9th, 2013, 03:30 PM
She had to retire today.Hope nothing serious :sad: :hug:

Tereza Mrdeza (CRO) d. (8)Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 46 63 31 Ret.

Dorien.
May 9th, 2013, 07:09 PM
I hope she is ok :unsure:

Bероника
May 12th, 2013, 03:54 PM
Prague draw:

Maria Sanchez (USA) v Eleni Daniilidou (GRE)

Pame!!!!!

Dorien.
May 12th, 2013, 05:59 PM
Hopefully this means the injury wasn't too bad. Good luck :rocker:

Dorien.
May 14th, 2013, 08:07 PM
Maria Sanchez (USA) d. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 62 62 :sobbing:

Dorien.
May 23rd, 2013, 07:42 PM
She lost second quali round in RG against Dushevina :sad:

Dorien.
Jun 5th, 2013, 07:31 PM
She is in the quarterfinal in Notthingham after winning against Kumkhum and Dolonc :cheer:

Dorien.
Jun 6th, 2013, 07:59 PM
She lost in the quarterfinal :sad:
(3)Karolina Pliskova (CZE) d. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 63 36 63

Dorien.
Jun 9th, 2013, 04:41 PM
She had to retire in her first match in Birmingham :sad:

Bероника
Jun 9th, 2013, 05:48 PM
oh no,do you know what happened?

Dorien.
Jun 10th, 2013, 07:54 PM
She said on facebook there is something wrong with her back. She had to rest a few days.

Dorien.
Jun 13th, 2013, 07:12 PM
She played doubles in Birmingham with Castana but lost first round against Kop-Jones and Spears

Bероника
Jun 14th, 2013, 06:30 AM
so her back must be better if she played the doubles match

Dorien.
Jun 14th, 2013, 07:24 PM
Yes, she said she is feeling better.

Dorien.
Jun 18th, 2013, 07:58 PM
She won first Q-round in Wimbledon against Panova 46 76 64 :yeah: Not an easy start. Next one against Falconi

hellas719
Jun 21st, 2013, 07:53 AM
She had to retire in the second set :tears:
And withdrew from doubles :(
Get well soon! :hug:

Dorien.
Jun 21st, 2013, 07:52 PM
I hope it's not too bad.

Dorien.
Jul 16th, 2013, 08:43 PM
She lost to Hlavackova in Bad Gastein 63 61 but won doubles with Barrois against Barthel and Beck

M522
Jul 19th, 2013, 05:45 PM
Currently she is on the 98th place of the WTA singles rankings.

Her latest tournament was Wimbledon.

She had beaten Alexandra Panova of Russia in the first round, (4-6 7-6 6-4), but lost to Irina Falconi, of USA, in the second round, as she had to retire due to injury, during the second set (6-1 2-0 RET).

However, she still managed to gain another 40 points!!!

All the best for the rest of the season.

Dorien.
Jul 19th, 2013, 06:08 PM
She in the final of doubles in Bad Gastein.
Maybe you missed it but she is playing in Bad Gastein this week ;)

M522
Jul 19th, 2013, 06:45 PM
She in the final of doubles in Bad Gastein.
Maybe you missed it but she is playing in Bad Gastein this week ;)
Thanks Dorien.

I missed that.

However, I am really excited to hear that she made to the Doubles final in Bad Gastein.

Dorien.
Jul 21st, 2013, 12:54 PM
They lost 61 64 against Klemenschits and Klepac.

M522
Jul 21st, 2013, 04:32 PM
Bad luck.

However, she did make it to the final, so we are still very, very proud of her.

Now a bit of rest, and onto her next challenge!!!

Go Eleni, go!!!!

Dorien.
Jul 24th, 2013, 08:58 PM
She lost to Kozlova in Baku 26 63 46. What a disappointed lose :sad: At least she won first round in doubles.

Dorien.
Jul 25th, 2013, 08:12 PM
They are in the semi of doubles. :yeah:

Kon.
Jul 26th, 2013, 10:47 AM
Doubles final in Baku! :cheer:

Dorien.
Jul 27th, 2013, 01:11 PM
Great :) Good luck :rocker:

M522
Jul 27th, 2013, 04:24 PM
Good luck Eleni!!!

2nd final in a row in doubles!!!

Let's hope that you will be lifting some silverware today Eleni!!!

All the Best again!!!:bounce:

Dorien.
Jul 28th, 2013, 01:02 PM
They lost 10-4 in matchtiebreak :hug:

Dorien.
Aug 18th, 2013, 01:17 PM
She lost first qualyround in new haven against Riske :sad:
Things are not going so well lately

Dorien.
Aug 27th, 2013, 08:59 PM
She lost first round in usopen against larcher de brito 64 63 :sad:

Bероника
Aug 28th, 2013, 07:32 PM
Terrible :sad:

Dorien.
Sep 10th, 2013, 07:13 PM
She won first round in doubles in Quebec with Barrois against Dabrowski and Fichman 62 64 :yeah:

Dorien.
Sep 11th, 2013, 07:23 PM
but lost first round in singles against Zahlavova Strycova 63 75 :sad:

Dorien.
Sep 12th, 2013, 07:36 PM
They won the quarterfinal in doubles 64 75 :cheer:

Bероника
Sep 12th, 2013, 10:13 PM
good luck in the SFs!!

Dorien.
Sep 15th, 2013, 09:01 AM
They lost against Kudryavtseva and Rodionova 63 76 :hug:

Dorien.
Sep 26th, 2013, 07:03 PM
She lost first round in Vegas :sad:
(6)CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) d. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 63 76(2)

jimbo mack
Nov 22nd, 2013, 02:55 PM
Does anybody know if Eleni is planning to continue into 2014? She's slipped down a lot in the rankings :sad:

Elisse
Dec 7th, 2013, 09:03 PM
Yesssss, Eleni certainly seems to be playing next year - she's training hard already and is planning to play ITF $50k Ankara on 16th December :D

hellas719
Dec 23rd, 2013, 01:11 AM
No one mentioned it, but she won the 75K Albuquerque doubles title in September with Vandeweghe without dropping a set :bigclap:

It was a disappointing year overall, but she is 31 after all. I hope she got good rest and is ready to go again. It will not be easy defending R2 points at the Australian Open where she won't even be seeded in qualies, but she can definitely work her way back up with a few good results, even in challengers ;)

She did reach two WTA finals in doubles (Bad Gastein and Baku) in 2013, two semis (Monterrey and Quebec City) so those are some positives, especially with the surface diversity concerning these tournaments :p

hellas719
Dec 23rd, 2013, 01:13 AM
Oh and at the 50K in Turkey that she played this week she beat Barrois in 3 sets in the first round before losing to #135 Linette in 3 sets :hug:

She was also the top seed in doubles with Krunic and they reached the final :)