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Brαm
Jan 1st, 2004, 11:34 AM
Yes people, I'm back with the weekly tennis threads!! Always at your service, also in 2004! :D :D

Gold Coast:
Q1 Els Callens(2)-Myriam Casanova

Hopman Cup:
The teams in seeded order are:

1. USA – Lindsay Davenport & James Blake
2. Australia – Alicia Molik & Lleyton Hewitt
3. Belgium – Kim Clijsters & Xavier Malisse :woohoo:
4. Russia – Anastasia Myskina & Marat Safin
France – Amelie Mauresmo & Fabrice Santoro
Slovak Republic – Daniela Hantuchova & Karol Kucera
Czech Republic – Barbora Strycova & Jiri Novak
Winner of Canada v Hungary


Go Belgian Babes :bounce: :bounce:

Stijn
Jan 1st, 2004, 05:12 PM
Yes people, I'm back with the weekly tennis threads!! Always at your service, also in 2004! :D :D

:bowdown: :kiss:

Hopefully 2004 will be an even better year for the Belgian girls :bounce:
Let's hope Kim and Justine stay at the top and that Kirsten will rise in the rankings!! :yeah:
Also good luck to the other Belgian babes and especially Caroline Maes :drool:

Wimanna
Jan 1st, 2004, 07:38 PM
That draw :fiery: ...... Els :hug:

btw, Elke is a little injured and hopes to play in Antwerp (doubles with Kim)

E. Blackadder
Jan 1st, 2004, 08:03 PM
Go Elsje :cool:

BTW since when is Xavier a belgian babe? :p

Come-on-kim
Jan 1st, 2004, 08:23 PM
That draw :fiery: ...... Els :hug:

btw, Elke is a little injured and hopes to play in Antwerp (doubles with Kim)
:eek: I wanna see them :D

Svennovitch
Jan 1st, 2004, 08:38 PM
I am really looking forward to seeing the mixed doubles between Belgium and Australia. I hope it'll be 1-1 after the singles. :cool:

Go Belgium :bounce:

Svennovitch
Jan 1st, 2004, 08:40 PM
Yes people, I'm back with the weekly tennis threads!! Always at your service, also in 2004! :D :D

Go Brαm :D :worship: :D

arn
Jan 1st, 2004, 09:11 PM
btw, Elke is a little injured and hopes to play in Antwerp (doubles with Kim)

damn! That's not good :sad:

arn
Jan 1st, 2004, 09:13 PM
and Good luck Els!!! :bounce: :bounce:

azza
Jan 2nd, 2004, 03:31 AM
Goodluck belgium in the Hopman cup il be rootin for ya BUT when u Vs Australia ..... :devil: :p

~|Naomi|~
Jan 2nd, 2004, 10:08 AM
Els lost 6-7 7-5 2-6
She was 1-4 down in the 2nd set but came back. It was without a doubt the best match of the day, both players played really well and it was unlucky for Els with the draw cause I have little doubt that if she had drawn someome else she would have won. She played well and served well and I think if she keeps it up things look good for her.

~|Naomi|~
Jan 2nd, 2004, 11:11 AM
What injury does elke have?
Hopefully she can get to play doubles with Kim in Antwerp :)

Wimanna
Jan 2nd, 2004, 11:13 AM
What injury does elke have?
Hopefully she can get to play doubles with Kim in Antwerp :)

She didn't mention in the interview, I don't think it is too serious ;)

Els :sad: Why oh Why Myriam slipped (slipt?) away so deep in the rankings :sad: :fiery:

Geoffry
Jan 2nd, 2004, 11:45 AM
too bad Els :sad:
hope it doesn't mentally affect her in the next tournament

arn
Jan 2nd, 2004, 12:12 PM
:sad: better luck next week, Els!!!

Geoffry
Jan 2nd, 2004, 01:54 PM
Is she playing Sydney or Hobart next week?
If she's playing Sydney she's definetely going to have to play qualies, but she at Hobart she's probably going to be accepted in the MW straight away.

E. Blackadder
Jan 2nd, 2004, 04:19 PM
Els :sad:

Almost always bad luck with the draw

Come-on-kim
Jan 3rd, 2004, 08:17 AM
What the f*** did Els do to have such awful draws in Gold Coast? :fiery:

Doubles :

Callens/Cohen-Aloro v [2] Huber/Maleeva

~|Naomi|~
Jan 3rd, 2004, 09:00 AM
Is she playing Sydney or Hobart next week?

Hobart and is straight into the maindraw :)

E. Blackadder
Jan 3rd, 2004, 10:04 AM
Hobart and is straight into the maindraw :)


Nope. Sydney is her first choice, Hobart her 2nd. because there she can already play doubles with Hantuchova

Brαm
Jan 3rd, 2004, 06:03 PM
What the f*** did Els do to have such awful draws in Gold Coast? :fiery:

Doubles :

Callens/Cohen-Aloro v [2] Huber/Maleeva
I agree :( She hardly ever gets a good draw :unsure: :(

Good luck in doubles... :kiss:

~|Naomi|~
Jan 4th, 2004, 08:10 AM
Nope. Sydney is her first choice, Hobart her 2nd. because there she can already play doubles with Hantuchova

Well I hope she plays Hobart :p

azza
Jan 4th, 2004, 08:17 AM
Els :(:( Blegium plays tomorow in hopman cup goodluck :kiss:

AntennA
Jan 5th, 2004, 06:31 AM
Hopman Cup: België - Slovakije 3-0

CLIJSTERS - Hantuchova (Svk) 6-1, 6-2 :eek: :D
MALISSE - Kucera (Svk) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 :D
CLIJSTERS/MALISSE - Hantuchova/Kucera (Svk) 6-2, 6-4 :)

wow, impressive win from Kim! And Xavier coming back from a 1-6 defeat in the 2nd set, that's quite new ;) :D
Way to go!

Come-on-kim
Jan 5th, 2004, 07:43 AM
:woohoo: Belgium

AntennA
Jan 5th, 2004, 07:44 AM
Gold Coast, $170k
R1: (2) Huber/Maleeva (RSA/BUL) d. Callens/Cohen-Aloro (BEL/FRA) 26 62 76(2)

close, but no cigar :sad:

Come-on-kim
Jan 5th, 2004, 07:46 AM
Gold Coast, $170k
R1: (2) Huber/Maleeva (RSA/BUL) d. Callens/Cohen-Aloro (BEL/FRA) 26 62 76(2)

close, but no cigar :sad:
I was about to post it as well :sad:

What difficult draws for Els :sad:

Wimanna
Jan 5th, 2004, 10:42 AM
Kim :yeah: :eek:
Xavier :) But why oh why that mental collapse after a footfault in the second set? :mad:
Kim/Xavier :yippee:
Els/Stephanie :sad:

Come-on-kim
Jan 5th, 2004, 11:55 AM
Kim :yeah: :eek:
Xavier :) But why oh why that mental collapse after a footfault in the second set? :mad:
Kim/Xavier :yippee:
Els/Stephanie :sad:
That's just Xavier :p Without those mental callapses he wouldn't be the same ;)

arn
Jan 5th, 2004, 01:50 PM
But still, I can forgive Xavier for that second set because the other 2 were so impressive :D

Well done Kim and Kim/Xavier.

Bad luck Els :sad:

Brαm
Jan 5th, 2004, 03:53 PM
Kim :yeah: :eek:
Xavier :) But why oh why that mental collapse after a footfault in the second set? :mad:
Kim/Xavier :yippee:
Els/Stephanie :sad:
Did you see Xavier's match perhaps? :confused:

Come-on-kim
Jan 5th, 2004, 03:57 PM
Did you see Xavier's match perhaps? :confused:
I suppose no (maybe he did tho) but in the interview they speak about him being pissed off by line calls and Kim said "yeah...footfault" so he began to explain about that

Geoffry
Jan 5th, 2004, 04:49 PM
Clijsters :eek: impressive result
Malisse :) hope he's in for a good year

Callens :sad: so close

Brαm
Jan 5th, 2004, 04:58 PM
Gold Coast, $170k
R1: (2) Huber/Maleeva (RSA/BUL) d. Callens/Cohen-Aloro (BEL/FRA) 26 62 76(2)

close, but no cigar :sad:
Els :awww:

Cigar? :scratch:

AntennA
Jan 5th, 2004, 05:53 PM
Els :awww:

Cigar? :scratch:

euh never mind, this has nothing to do with Els. ;)
'Close but no cigar' is just an ordinary expression which means that you're after something, you almost get it, but in the end you fail.... or something like that. :angel:
There's also this song 'close, but no cigar' from Thomas Dolby. I like it very much and if you listen to it, I guess you'll probably recognize it.

Geoffry
Jan 5th, 2004, 07:21 PM
Well I hope she plays Hobart :p


I think she is playing Hobart, at least that's what I read in her diary

Svennovitch
Jan 7th, 2004, 06:22 AM
Kim :sad: :sad: :sad:

Hope you get better soon !

Wimanna
Jan 7th, 2004, 09:17 AM
Molik def. Clijsters 3-6 7-6 2-3 ret. (Kim missed 4 matchpoints while leading 6-2 in tiebreak) :sad:
Hewitt def. Malisse 3-6 6-1 6-2
Mixed not played

Hope Kim is ok for AO :hug:

arn
Jan 7th, 2004, 11:15 AM
:sad: What a bad start of the year :sad: I hope she recovers soon!

Brαm
Jan 7th, 2004, 03:16 PM
Kim :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Wimanna
Jan 7th, 2004, 04:13 PM
Kim :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Dehous said they travel to Sydney....but Kim's not sure she will play there.
SKIP Sydney Kim!!!!! SKIP IT!!!!!

Brαm
Jan 7th, 2004, 04:16 PM
Dehous said they travel to Sydney....but Kim's not sure she will play there.
SKIP Sydney Kim!!!!! SKIP IT!!!!!
If she plays, then :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

~|Naomi|~
Jan 7th, 2004, 11:49 PM
If she plays, then :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

I really doubt Kim will play Sydney. I think she will be in Sydney with Lleyton but not play. She is on crutches for the next 4 or so days. Dehous said if she can't play Sydney AO is most probably off to :sad:
I really doubt Kim will get to play AO :sad: :sad: I mean if she is on crutches now and can't put weight on it, I seriously doubt how well she will be moving in a week. if she does play AO her movement will be really hindered and maybe go out early, I'd rather she didn't play than that happening. But the most important is that she heals well and has her health.