Come on Monica!!!! Additional title for your collections!!!!
Feb 3rd, 2003, 01:22 AM
Beat Capriati, Henin and Venus and that means Bonus points!
Feb 4th, 2003, 11:34 PM
Hopefully this will be your 55th title Monica, you can do it!
Feb 5th, 2003, 12:23 PM
Keep it at the top, for Monica!
Feb 6th, 2003, 10:48 PM
Feb 7th, 2003, 08:29 AM
Feb 7th, 2003, 07:46 PM
GO GO GO!
Feb 10th, 2003, 05:18 PM
Feb 10th, 2003, 09:58 PM
Kick some *SS Monica!!!!!
Feb 11th, 2003, 03:41 PM
Go for the win Monica!
Feb 12th, 2003, 01:49 AM
Feb 13th, 2003, 04:13 PM
Feb 13th, 2003, 04:23 PM
Feb 13th, 2003, 05:26 PM
We believe in you!!!
Feb 14th, 2003, 12:37 AM
Feb 15th, 2003, 07:55 AM
Good luck Monica; last week was a bad week, this will be a gooood :) week!
Feb 15th, 2003, 01:23 PM
LET'S GO MONICA !!!!
Feb 16th, 2003, 11:56 AM
GO MONICA.........YOU ARE THE BEST IN THIS FIELD!!!!
Feb 16th, 2003, 04:30 PM
WIN THE TITLE, MONICA!!
Feb 16th, 2003, 08:09 PM
GOOD LUCK MONIKA
HAVE A GREAT WEEK.
GO BACK IN TO THE TOP 10.
Feb 16th, 2003, 11:28 PM
GET THOSE POINTS MONICA!!
GET THAT CONFIDENCE BACK!!
MOST OF ALL---HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 17th, 2003, 06:00 AM
Enjoy here and do your best, Monica!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 17th, 2003, 06:01 AM
Enjoy yourself and be happy, Monica!!!!!!!
Feb 17th, 2003, 07:29 AM
Good Luck Monica :D
Feb 17th, 2003, 01:06 PM
glad to see you practicing with JCap
with no Venus, this title is yours!
Feb 17th, 2003, 08:36 PM
Feb 17th, 2003, 10:05 PM
You need to come out swinging because Schiavone is tough.
Feb 18th, 2003, 03:42 AM
good luck my Queen!!!
Feb 18th, 2003, 05:45 AM
Seles still hungry for more
Dubai |By A Sports Reporter | 18-02-2003
It's the small things in life that keep her going. Tennis, friends and the thought of getting home after every tournament are among some of these small things that keep former top tennis star, Monica Seles hungrier for more on the Tour.
At 29 years, and staring at two similar realities – that of being servile for 10 years after the infamous stabbing by a stalker in Hamburg in April, to turning the age wheel to 30 in December – the former world No.1 still has it all to turn to the magical double figure of grand slams.
"Other than enjoying the game, I still have a lot of passion for tennis," Seles told the Gulf News before play started on the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Women's Open.
"If you ask me, I can say goodbye to the game tomorrow, or say immediately after this tournament. But I know I have it in me to go on and put in some hard work and make the sacrifices. In tennis, there is no middle ground," Seles said.
"I have a lot of passion for the game, and I'm only 29. Maybe I can win some more grand slams… the U.S. Open, the French Open, the Australian Open and hopefully Wimbledon as well," she smiled.
"Tennis is something I've done all my life. It's just that I enjoy playing the game and I love it," she stated in answer to a question if life for her is starting at 30.
"Nothing has changed for me. I haven't even bought a car for myself. Maybe the only thing that is different is that I live in a better house (in Florida). I am still the same," Seles said.
Barring Wimbledon, Seles has all the other grand slams crown on her shelf. "But I will keep trying. Secondly, I enjoy being in London. The place is so nice and the people, too, do not get in your way. Wimbledon has always been on my list and I doubt it will change," Seles said.
Reverting to more immediate goals, Seles said she hoped to strike good form in the Dubai competition. "Hope I can play better tennis here than what I did in Doha last week (She lost in the second round there). But before this week, I had a good result in Tokyo. I hope to carry this form here in Dubai," Seles hoped.
Being in Dubai is like having a mini holiday for the ninth ranked player on the WTA. "I simply love it here. My mum loves it, too. The place is so good and being here is like planning a mini holiday. Other than the tennis, it's a good break," Seles said.
Speaking about the top tennis players presently on the tour, Seles said: "It was the same when Navratilova dominated in the 80s, then Steffi came along, then I and then Martina (Hingis). Now it's the turn of Venus and Serena (Williams). They are playing better tennis right now and they've contributed so much to the game," Seles admitted.
GO QUEEN MONICA GO!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Feb 20th, 2003, 02:18 AM
You are the best, Monica!!!!!!!!
thanks veronika, monica = princess :D:D:D:D
Feb 20th, 2003, 04:47 AM
Do it Monica!
Feb 20th, 2003, 05:21 AM
GO MONICA !!!!
Feb 20th, 2003, 12:59 PM
Feb 20th, 2003, 01:02 PM
Feb 20th, 2003, 01:12 PM
Play your best tennis and keep having fun :)
Feb 20th, 2003, 02:06 PM
Thanks for the pics Veronika, especially like the last one. :)
Ditto what Jay said.
Feb 21st, 2003, 07:08 AM
Let`s go MONICA !!! :bounce:
Feb 21st, 2003, 11:56 AM
Our Princess won :bounce: :D:D:D
Now take the title Monica !!
Feb 21st, 2003, 12:03 PM
I am so happy!!!
I think Monica can beat Juju or Jen!
Take the title, MONICA:kiss: :hearts: :bounce:
Feb 21st, 2003, 12:11 PM
Second final of the year for Monica :)
Best of Luck in the final !
Feb 21st, 2003, 12:58 PM
Seles In Dubai Final After Mauresmo Retires Injured
Fri February 21, 2003 07:52 AM ET
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - Monica Seles advanced to her second final of the year on Friday when defending champion Amelie Mauresmo was forced to retire from the Dubai Open with a right thigh injury.
Second seeded Mauresmo, who was playing only her second tournament in four months after suffering a cartilage injury in her right knee, had to withdraw from the Antwerp tournament last week with a left abductor injury. This time it was her right.
"I aggravated the abductor during the match," she said. "The game before I left the court, I really felt something strong. I tried having some more tape, but it didn't work.
"There is no point in staying on the court if you can't play. I couldn't really move the way I like to move and I didn't want to aggravate the situation.
"But it's very disappointing, and not just giving up the title. It was a good match and she was playing good tennis. She was very aggressive and taking the ball early and returning well."
The injury was not entirely a surprise, following a medical opinion she received after injuring her left abductor muscle while reaching the Paris indoor Open final two weeks ago.
"The doctor told me when I had it on the other side that it often happens when you come back after a few months without competition, that you have muscle problems here and there," she said.
"I will stop tomorrow in Paris and try to see the doctor and make sure I handle this well before going to America."
The semi-final had been delicately balanced until Mauresmo's 63rd-minute retirement. Playing in blustery and humid conditions, it was fourth-seeded Seles who impressed with her fierce groundstrokes, but her French opponent countered with some spectacular backhands.
"It's definitely not the way you like to win a match," said Seles, who lost to Mauresmo when they last played at the same stage last year.
"We were so close in that first set. She's tough to play because she doesn't give you the same ball. You have to keep moving and I'm just really happy that I stayed focused out there.
"There were some great points. I just think I played well generally. I wasn't making to many unforced errors, and just kept the ball in play."
Feb 21st, 2003, 05:39 PM
Yes,Miranda.Our MOnica is a true tennis princess.
GOOD LUCK IN THE FINAL!!!I'm so excited!!!
GO GO GO MONICA GO!!!!!
Feb 21st, 2003, 06:04 PM
"...It was a good match and she was playing good tennis. She was very aggressive and taking the ball early and returning well."
"We were so close in that first set. She's tough to play because she doesn't give you the same ball."
Classy ladies, both. :) (Wishing Amélie a speedy recovery).
"...it was fourth-seeded Seles who impressed with her fierce groundstrokes..." Oh yeah! Gotta love hearing this!
Truly like Monica's chances tomorrow. Perhaps the early exit in Doha was a blessing in disguise; she got some extra rest and now is poised to take a Tier II instead of III. Happy happy Joy Joy!
Feb 21st, 2003, 06:08 PM
WIN THE TITLE MONICA!!
Feb 21st, 2003, 10:40 PM
Feb 21st, 2003, 10:52 PM
go monica- take the title home!!!! :)
Feb 21st, 2003, 11:19 PM
C'mon Monica!! Time for you to take the title and take the revenge to the loss from last year's Wimbeldon.... Kill the Belgian Boy!!!