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GoSandrine
Jan 9th, 2004, 09:40 AM
Roby had a terrific ending to 2003 and is quickly closing on the Top 100. She made the final round of qualifying in Auckland but lost in first round of qualies in Sydney.

Best of luck next week in Melbourne, Sweetie! :kiss:

Please post 2004 results for Roby here. Thanks! :wavey:

Darop.
Jan 12th, 2004, 10:19 PM
Good luck this year Roby, top 100 is coming nearer

GoSandrine
Jan 15th, 2004, 04:34 AM
Roby came back from 0-4 down in the first set of qualies against Adriana Barna to win 7-5 in the third. Phew!!!

One down, two to go for a spot in the Oz main draw...

Keep going Roby!!!:bounce:

GoSandrine
Jan 17th, 2004, 02:34 PM
Roby trounced Russian Galina Voskoboeva 6-2, 6-1 but then lost to Angelika Bachmann 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the final round of qualies. Roby is now third on the lucky loser list and can only make it in if three players withdraw in the next couple days.

:sad: :sad: :sad:

auntie janie
Jan 23rd, 2004, 08:22 PM
Isn't Roby in the doubles? :confused:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 23rd, 2004, 08:25 PM
yes Roby is in doubles, sadly for me Roby and Gagliardi beat Lina and Lena D

good luck Roby, keep going in doubles.

Darop.
Jan 23rd, 2004, 10:30 PM
Is roby playing in Hawaii?

GoSandrine
Feb 15th, 2004, 05:04 AM
wow, we're really behind in here! :drive:

Roby and Emmanuelle had a terrific run to the quarters in Oz before losing to eventual champions Paola and Vivi. Brava! :D

She lost a three setter in the first round of Ortisei 75K challenger to eventual finalist Virag Nemeth http://smileys.******************/cat/4_3_5.gif (http://www.******************/?partner=ZSzeb001)

She is currently playing in Antwerp qualies and won her first round match against Katalin Marosi 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Next up is Zuzana Ondraskova (ranked # 74). Bonus points await...

FORZA!!! :bounce:

GoSandrine
Feb 16th, 2004, 03:07 PM
Roberta lost 6-1, 6-4. :(

Keep plugging Roby, I trust you'll break the Top 100 soon. :hug:

Darop.
Feb 29th, 2004, 09:02 PM
Roberta def. Husarova 4-6 6-0 6-0 i Qatar quali! :banana:

GoSandrine
Mar 2nd, 2004, 10:35 AM
Impressive straight set wins over Selima Sfar and Camille Pin have catapulted Roby into the Doha main draw. The Top 100 awaits...

Beat Elena L!!! :fiery:

GoSandrine
Mar 4th, 2004, 01:03 AM
Roby lost in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 but she's still alive in the doubles with "you know who". ;)

Forza!!! :umbrella:

GoSandrine
Apr 6th, 2004, 04:29 AM
Congratulations to Roby on getting through qualies to MD in Casablanca. Good luck against Maria Elena. You can do it! :rocker:

GoSandrine
Apr 27th, 2004, 05:50 PM
News flash from Budapest...

Roberta Vinci (ITA) d. Lubomira Kurhajcova (SVK) 63 64 to advance to the second round.

:woohoo:

Darop.
Apr 27th, 2004, 07:29 PM
:D

Go Roby!

And she got a WC into Rome quallies :p

GoSandrine
Apr 27th, 2004, 09:32 PM
And she got a WC into Rome quallies :p
Yeah! :yippee:

Darop.
Apr 28th, 2004, 02:02 PM
Jankovic def. Roby 6-2 1-6 7-6 :mad:

Oh well, good fight, afterall Jelena is a great player! :yippee:

GoSandrine
May 25th, 2004, 05:56 AM
Roberta got through RG qualies without the loss of a set and faces Elena Bovina first round. Closing in on the Top 100...

FORZA ROBERTA!!! :bounce:

casonifan1
May 31st, 2004, 02:30 PM
pics of yesterday

casonifan1
May 31st, 2004, 02:37 PM
:) :) :)

casonifan1
May 31st, 2004, 02:39 PM
:) :) :)

casonifan1
May 31st, 2004, 02:47 PM
:) :) :)

casonifan1
May 31st, 2004, 02:50 PM
At the qualies

casonifan1
May 31st, 2004, 02:56 PM
qualies 1st round

GoSandrine
Jun 1st, 2004, 04:36 AM
More terrific pix of Roberta, thanks Casonifan1. :kiss:

And she and Sandrine are in the doubles quarterfinals!!! :D :bounce:

GABRIEL
Jun 2nd, 2004, 02:12 AM
Love you Roby and Sandrine, but I am totally for Fran and Silvia tomorrow :D they are nr 9 in the doubles Race and really want them to qualify for the year end Championships...also, it would be first GS SF for both the italians, while ROby and Sandrine already made it at US Open.....good luck to all of them, it's great to have at least an italian in SF !

sarza
Jun 10th, 2004, 09:20 AM
Roby is doing really well at the dfs classic. She has a great style of play and a joy to watch. I had never really heard much about her before going to the dfs but i think shes great. I also thought she is such a nice girl i was chatting to her and she was so friendly. She defentaly has a new fan in me :) :) :)

GOOD LUCK FOR THE REST OF THE TOURNAMENT :bounce:

GoSandrine
Jun 10th, 2004, 12:51 PM
Welcome aboard, Sarza :wavey:

And keep going Roby! (She's playing Anne Kremer today, a tough grass court opponent) :drive:

Great run through qualies and terrific wins over Maria Kirilenko and Nathalie Dechy. Congrats on breaking the Top 100!!! :D :kiss:

:woohoo:

sarza
Jun 10th, 2004, 07:05 PM
Welcome aboard, Sarza :wavey:

And keep going Roby! (She's playing Anne Kremer today, a tough grass court opponent) :drive:

Great run through qualies and terrific wins over Maria Kirilenko and Nathalie Dechy. Congrats on breaking the Top 100!!! :D :kiss:

:woohoo:


thanks :wavey:

roby lost :sad: she had match points but lost it in the tiebreak :sad:

still very well done she had a very good tournament beating some great opponents :D :D :D

GABRIEL
Jun 16th, 2004, 08:26 PM
Roby is up to her carrer best nr 103 in tha rankings this week, great result, altough I really was expecting her to reach the top 100.

Oh well, we need to wait another couple of weeks, when Wimbledon will be over.

Roby won her second round match today against Osterloh, one to go before another GS main draw :D

With all the other italians struggling (I have a feeling even Silvia and Francesca will not last long in London this year :sad: Silvia has millions of points to defend, but her game is fading these last few weeks), Roby is the only one, in sgls and dbls, that can give us something to cheer for !!! go girl !!! :worship:

GoSandrine
Jun 17th, 2004, 01:32 AM
I miscalculated :o

But I agree with you Gabriel that Roby should break Top 100 here. She's got clay court specialist Nuria Llagostera next and Roby should prevail on her favorite surface to gain a qualifier spot in the main draw. Even if she loses I would anticipate someone will withdraw and she'd get in as a Lucky Loser anyways.

I hope you're wrong about Silvia and Francesca. I think quarterfinals are a long shot (although last year Silvia certainly surprised) but third and fourth rounds are more realisitc goals on this surface.

I'm really excited about Roby though. Her wins last week over quality opponents prove she's got the mettle to play with the top players especially on the lawn where she can utilize her net prowess and slice to her advantage.

Forza Roberta!!! :hearts:

GoSandrine
Jun 17th, 2004, 02:00 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GoSandrine
Jun 17th, 2004, 07:15 PM
Well Roby will have to hope for a lucky loser spot. She melted after being up 6-2, 4-2 to lose 6-2, 6-7(2), 1-6. :sad:

From following the scoring thread it looked like she had two or three match points in the second but couldn't close, the second match in row she's been up mps but lost (previous was to Anne Kremer in Birmingham). It's odd because she came from mp down to beat Nathalie Dechy the match before that.

Not to wish injury on anyone but I hope a singles spot opens up for her. I really think she can win a couple main draw matches here if she relaxes instead of getting tight when the matches wind down. :hug:

She teams with Emmanuelle in doubles as the 16th seeds.

Darop.
Jun 20th, 2004, 02:33 PM
Doesnt look like a spot is opening up, as there are no last minute withdrawls...:sad:

GoSandrine
Jun 23rd, 2004, 08:26 AM
Of all the friggin tournaments you'd think one of the 128 players would have withdrawn. :tape:

GoSandrine
Jul 3rd, 2004, 08:17 AM
Roby made it to the 3rd Round of the doubles at Wimby with Emmanuelle losing a tough three setter to the vaunted Russian team of Elena L and Sveta in three sets.

Not sure if Roby is playing in the US yet or waiting until after Palermo? :scratch:

Anyways Roby will be playing doubles in the Olympics with Tathiana! :eek: I love this team! :D :banana:

GABRIEL
Jul 5th, 2004, 12:48 AM
Roby will play Palermo, I guess...she should get in the MD with her ranking.

I would love to see her entering steadily the top 100 in singles and top 20 in doubles by the end of the year. I really believe she can still improve her game by 30% and rise in the rankings, she has a potential to be at least top 50 in singles, but she needs to work a lot...hopefully Sandrine and Vittorio will stick with her and help her ....Roby seems lost without them at her side :wavey:

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 8th, 2004, 02:28 AM
Roby did make Top 100 :D but me was away then
100 on June 21
dropped back after Wimby :(

keep going Roby !!!!!!!!!!

GoSandrine
Jul 23rd, 2004, 10:55 AM
Roberta just missed direct entry into US Open main draw by three places :mad:

Darop.
Jul 23rd, 2004, 12:56 PM
omg :mad: I'm still thinking of when she lost to Nuria in last round of Wimbledon Quallies, Roberta could have done so well :(, and at this time, could have directly been in US Open Qualiie :(

GoSandrine
Jul 29th, 2004, 02:05 AM
Updated Results for Roby:

Palermo (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100010522) Italy WT 19 Jul 2004 to 25 Jul 2004 Entry : DA Clay (O)
32Whttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=35011866&opponent=20010716) Julia SCHRUFF (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20010716) (GER) 6-3 6-3 :D
16Lhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=35011866&opponent=20012693) Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20012693) (ESP) 6-7(3) 2-6 :(

$50,000 Vittel (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/tournamentoverview.asp?tournament=1100010040) France C50 12 Jul 2004 to 18 Jul 2004 Entry : DA Clay (O)
32Whttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=35011866&opponent=35014540) Katerina BONDARENKO (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=35014540) (UKR) 6-3 6-4 :)
16Whttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=35011866&opponent=20006440) Henrieta NAGYOVA (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20006440) (SVK) 6-1 3-6 6-3 :smooch:
QFWhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=35011866&opponent=20002006) Mariana DIAZ-OLIVA (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20002006) (ARG) 6-1 6-4 :yeah:
SFLhttp://www.itftennis.com/shared/images/players/h2h.gif (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/headtohead.asp?player=35011866&opponent=20008479) Nuria LLAGOSTERA VIVES (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20008479) (ESP) 2-4 RET :sad:

GoSandrine
Jul 29th, 2004, 02:11 AM
Roby is now playing in Modena 75K challenger and she came from behind to win her first round match against Eva Birnerova 5-7,7-5,6-1. :kiss: Another Ova awaits (Pastikova).

Forza Roberta!!! :hearts: :yippee:

casonifan1
Aug 1st, 2004, 10:55 AM
sorry this is the only pic I have from Modena tournament

GoSandrine
Aug 4th, 2004, 05:28 AM
Roby lost a tough first rounder to Denisa Chladkova 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in Stockholm. :sad: Still a good showing and she's holding at #100. :yeah:

Now go win the doubles!!! ;) :dance:

GoSandrine
Aug 6th, 2004, 03:09 AM
Roby had to withdraw from her doubles match today due to a right foot injury (plantar fascitis). :sad: :sobbing:

I hope she'll be ok to play in Athens and New York :awww:

marko79
Aug 11th, 2004, 09:50 AM
Is Roby in the md in the Us Open? She was two spots out last week.....

GoSandrine
Aug 12th, 2004, 01:02 PM
Marko, I believe they froze the entires a few weeks ago when Roby was ranked 106 so she missed by three spots. To my knowledge Kim is the only withdrawal so two more will have to in order for her to gain direct entry. I just hope her foot injury is healing and she won't reinjure in Athens.

Speaking of Athens, Roby and Tathiana have drawn Nicole Pratt and Samantha Stosur in doubles. Not sure how healthy Roby and Tati are but hopefully they can get through their first round match and pick up some steam. Forza!!! :hearts:

marko79
Aug 14th, 2004, 07:28 PM
If Jenny and Serena withdraw, Roby is in.....

GoSandrine
Aug 17th, 2004, 03:24 AM
Olympic Update
Roby and Tax clobbered Pratt/Stosur 6-0,6-1 in their opening match :eek: :banana: :woohoo: :bigclap:

Keep going Ladies...forza!!! :D :drive:

GoSandrine
Aug 19th, 2004, 07:33 AM
Lost to Conchi and Vivi today 6-3,6-3 :(

Good luck in New York Ladies. Looking forward to seeing you both! :cool:

GoSandrine
Aug 28th, 2004, 04:33 AM
Roby into the main draw at USO!!! :woohoo:

I got to see the match and Roby fought well. She has really improved her serve and is much more steady. A couple rough spots (she lost a 4-2 first set lead and had a rough patch up 4-1 in the second) but she closed well.

Brava Roberta!!! :banana:

Tough draw against Schnyder first round but Roby looks to be playing well. The big question is her foot injury which she seemed to favor in the third set. :awww:

GABRIEL
Aug 28th, 2004, 09:50 PM
Hi Ed :wavey: please support Roby and the other italians for me too !!! I wish I could be there ...:sad: I am in the bloody office working on a saturday afternoon....

GoSandrine
Sep 1st, 2004, 02:12 PM
I was there. So many missed chances in that first set! :fiery:

Roby hit some beautiful shots but her serve and shotmaking was amazing and self-destructive at the same time.

The second set was a disaster. Roby played with no hope. She favored her foot after her final qualifying match so I suspect she didn't think she could battle like that again and win against the likes of Patty. Still, very disappointing that she didn't play with any gumption after losing the first. :mad:

marko79
Sep 2nd, 2004, 05:47 PM
Hi GoSandrine!!! I'm sure Roby will do on in the double tournament. At least QF....
Have you met Casonifan? I know her, a really nice girl.

GoSandrine
Sep 3rd, 2004, 03:35 PM
Roberta and Severine lost in doubles to Kostanic and Schaul 7-5,6-3. :sad:

And yes Marko, I have been hanging out with Valerie on the days I've been at the US Open. We have had alot of fun especially at Tax's match the other night. We also watched Roberta against Patty and a slew of other matches. She is very nice and speaks highly of you. :)

:bigwave:

GoSandrine
Jan 13th, 2005, 02:49 AM
ok time to resurrect this thread...or is it? :unsure:

Roby came in as the second seed but got spanked by Korean Yoon Jeong Cho at Oz in the first round of qualies 6-2,6-1. :speakles: Even more discouraging is she didn't hold serve once! :help: :o

Roby, please get your game together. I wonder if her foot is still bothering her? :confused:

TennisTete
Jan 14th, 2005, 07:55 AM
I was very disappointed to read she lost so badly. I hope she gets her revenge in doubles. Does anyone know who is she playing with?

GoSandrine
Jan 14th, 2005, 12:24 PM
Well, she played with Silvija Talaja in Sydney so my guess is they'll team up in Melbourne. :wavey:

TennisTete
Jan 14th, 2005, 11:15 PM
Thank you. I hope they can be successfull.

GoSandrine
Feb 1st, 2005, 08:30 AM
Roberta Vinci def. AÔ Sugiyama 2-6 6-3 6-2 in Tier 1 Tokyo Pan Pacific!!! :eek: :banana: :yeah:

This gets her very to close to or possibly in the Top 100 again. Brava!!! :bigclap:

Now keep going! Another Japanese Shinobu Asagoe is next for slaughter. :devil: ;)

takaja
Feb 1st, 2005, 11:13 AM
A great win without any doubt! :bounce:

Well done Roberta, now make the Levant Sun go down ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 2nd, 2005, 06:51 PM
that was indeeed a great win for Roby :woohoo: :banana: :D :)
hope she can win again in r2 :)

go Roby :banana:

Darop.
Feb 2nd, 2005, 07:07 PM
Roberta! :banana:

Good luck in the next round ;)

GABRIEL
Feb 3rd, 2005, 12:51 AM
Roby is about to start her match against Asagoe....I think she will lose this, but I am curious to see if she really improved, or it was just Ai's terrible form that caused the upset in round one...:angel: I hope Roby will fight, her latest results, in both double and single are just ...:rolleyes:

GoSandrine
Feb 3rd, 2005, 12:55 AM
Go Roby!!! :rocker2:

takaja
Feb 3rd, 2005, 07:27 PM
Roby is about to start her match against Asagoe....I think she will lose this, but I am curious to see if she really improved, or it was just Ai's terrible form that caused the upset in round one...:angel: I hope Roby will fight, her latest results, in both double and single are just ...:rolleyes:

Unfortunately you were right and it seems that Roberta have lost the match without playing :rolleyes:

However a good win against Ai and ten positions over in WTA ranking :)

takaja
Feb 7th, 2005, 11:33 AM
In Hyderabad another 1st round passed for Roberta :yeah:

Unfortunately the second round will be probably against Na Li and I don't think Roberta will pass that... :rolleyes:

Let's hope well! :)

GoSandrine
Feb 8th, 2005, 12:15 AM
They reversed the score. Roberta lost to Pitu :armed: :shout: :explode:

takaja
Feb 8th, 2005, 08:37 AM
Argh! :( :mad:

These aren't jokes to do :smash:

GoSandrine
Feb 21st, 2005, 11:25 PM
Roby just won her third match in Doha and has made the main draw! :D She has also broken the Top 100 again!!! :yeah:

She'll face wiley veteran Conchita Martinez tomorrow.

Forza Roberta!!! :bounce:

takaja
Feb 22nd, 2005, 08:24 AM
Well done Roberta :yeah:

Grachka
Feb 22nd, 2005, 09:11 AM
Roberta :hearts: Great results so far :yeah:

Good luck against Martinez :)

GABRIEL
Feb 22nd, 2005, 11:11 PM
Roby lost to Conchi in 3 sets, but still this is a very good showing, winning 3 difficult matches in qualies, I hope the slump is now behind and she can consolidate her ranking well within the top 100 (she should be nr 94-95 next monday !) :lick:

GoSandrine
Feb 23rd, 2005, 02:02 AM
Roby has to be brimming with confidence despite today's loss.

Now go win the doubles title!!! :D :banana:

takaja
Feb 23rd, 2005, 09:30 AM
Roby, sorry for the defeat, but a good performance :yeah:

Grachka
Feb 23rd, 2005, 11:26 AM
Roby :sad: but very good tournament :)

Now keep it up for the rest of the year :yeah:

takaja
Apr 10th, 2005, 06:07 PM
A very good win for Roby! :bigclap:

Roby won the 75k in Dinan. She defeated Zuzana Ondraskova 75 75 in the final after beating Michaella Krajicek in the quarterfinals :hatoff:

Very well done Roby and good luck for the next tournaments :yeah:

GoSandrine
Apr 11th, 2005, 10:47 AM
Congrats Roberta :banana: :aparty:

Now #88 in the rankings! :eek: :D :D :D

GoSandrine
May 1st, 2005, 03:49 PM
Actually #85 now :yeah: and an automatic entry into RG :yippee:

No acton since Dinan. Thought she'd appear at Fed Cup but not sure if she passed or didn't get an invite? Strange since she's unbeaten in Fed Cup play and is Italy's best doubles player. Hopefully she's just resting for Rome and not injured? :awww:

Also, does anyone think she'll get a main draw wild card? I would be very surprised and dismayed if she doesn't.

GoSandrine
May 9th, 2005, 09:24 AM
Forza Sandrine & Roberta today!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GoSandrine
May 10th, 2005, 06:39 AM
Tough going in doubles today. I trust Roby will shake it off and come out loaded for bear against Denisa. :armed:

Forza Roby!!! :yippee: :banana: :sport:

takaja
May 10th, 2005, 08:22 AM
Good luck Roberta :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GoSandrine
May 11th, 2005, 12:06 AM
She did it!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Roberta beat Denisa 7-6(4),6-1 for her first Tier 1 singles victory. :kiss: :aparty: :bigclap::cool:

Elena Bovina now awaits in Round Two. Keep going Roby!!! :rocker2:

takaja
May 11th, 2005, 10:58 AM
Great victory! :yeah:

Good luck now against Bovina to continue this good 2005 :bounce: :bounce:

GoSandrine
May 12th, 2005, 03:17 AM
Roby lost to Bovina but put up a good fight 7-5, 6-2.

Good luck in Paris Sweetie :hug:

GoSandrine
May 21st, 2005, 09:49 PM
Anna Lena Groenefeld is Roby's first round opponent. Difficult but far from impossible.

You can doooooo it! :banana:

takaja
May 24th, 2005, 10:49 PM
Roberta fought but lost against Anan Lena :sad:

GoSandrine
May 25th, 2005, 02:57 AM
A disappointing loss for sure but I'm very encouraged by the terrific clay season Roby is having and by her great effort today :yeah:

No qualifying needed for Wimbledon and I trust for the US Open as well. Keep it going and win the doubles with Sandrine! :D

Allez!!! :yippee:

GoSandrine
Jun 11th, 2005, 02:17 PM
Roberta lost too easily last week in Birmingham to Tammy 6-1,6-2. :(

but rebounded with an impressive 7-6(3),6-2 win over red hot Evgenia Linetskaya today. :bigclap: :banana: :woohoo:

She'll play Jill Craybas in the second round of qualifying tomorrow. :D

Forza Roberta! :bounce:

:Rawwb:
Jun 12th, 2005, 08:58 PM
Roberta won!!!!!!!! :woohoo:!!!

3-6 7-6 6-0

Wow! she pummeled Jill in the last set! i wonder if she had any match points to save in the second set! I am so happy!

Serve and Volley tennis still has its place on our grass courts :D

takaja
Jun 13th, 2005, 10:17 PM
And another win for Roby: an impressive 60 64 to Maria Vento-Kabchi

Good luck in MD :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

:Rawwb:
Jun 13th, 2005, 10:20 PM
Two 6-0 sets in a row shes on fire! Lets hope she gets a good draw

Darop.
Jun 14th, 2005, 12:21 AM
Go Roby! :D


:banana:

GoSandrine
Jun 14th, 2005, 04:19 AM
Very impressive win today over Vento Kabchi!!! :D :bigclap: :yeah:

I just hope she has enough left in the tank after playing 52 games today :eek: She won in doubles with Manu over Conchita and Selima 7-6(6),4-6,7-6(6) :worship:

Roby plays K-lina tomorrow. Go get her!!! :devil: :banana: ;)

:Rawwb:
Jun 14th, 2005, 06:10 PM
Roberta Vinci d. Karolina Sprem 6-4 4-6 6-3 :woohoo:

i am so happy for her! :banana: :woohoo: :aparty:

:Rawwb:
Jun 14th, 2005, 06:11 PM
Impressive win in doubles too for her GoSandrine, she really loves the grass :D:D:D

takaja
Jun 14th, 2005, 09:58 PM
Roberta :banana: :woohoo: :banana:

Another good win! Congrats and good luck for the next match :bounce:

GoSandrine
Jun 15th, 2005, 02:16 AM
Great stuff!!!!!! :woohoo:

Four straight victories over higher ranked players with two of those wins over Top 40. Now a chance for Roberta's biggest win ever.

Beat the Z Woman!!! :devil: :banana: :D

takaja
Jun 15th, 2005, 03:51 PM
Roberta Vinci d. 5 Vera Zvonareva 62 76(5)

:banana: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :banana:

Alla grande! :) :D

:Rawwb:
Jun 15th, 2005, 04:40 PM
Wow Roberta i cant believe it!!!!! :banana: :woohoo:

GABRIEL
Jun 15th, 2005, 09:22 PM
is Roby finally acepting that she is a very good player and that at least on grass she can be a TOP player :confused: :worship: :bounce: let's hope so, I always thought she has the same potential as Flavia, maybe she is a late-bloomer, very well done, this win will surely boost her confidence...and now on to battle for a place in SF!!!!!

GoSandrine
Jun 16th, 2005, 06:04 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Tremendous win!!! :worship: :banana: :bigclap: :kiss: Roby really kept her nerve in that second set and pulled out another tiebreak. :eek: :D Up to 77 in the world and climbing! :D :D :D

Now take out Nastya! :devil:

GoSandrine
Jun 17th, 2005, 07:05 AM
Roby up 6-4, 0-1 on Nastya!!! :D :banana: :yeah: but the damn :rain:

Finish her off!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GoSandrine
Jun 17th, 2005, 07:41 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050615/capt.xag10406151416.britain_xag104.jpg

Italy's Roberta Vinci, plays a return to Vera Zvonareva of Russia during their match at the Eastbourne Grass Court tennis tournament in Eastbourne, England, Wednesday June 15, 2005.
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Darop.
Jun 17th, 2005, 10:41 AM
Roby :D

I think eurosport will be showing her match today, so I'll get to see her! :D

Grachka
Jun 17th, 2005, 12:05 PM
Roby beat Nastya 64 76(3) :bounce:

Just an excellent tournament from Roby! :D

So much so that I posted in a player forum :eek: ;)

takaja
Jun 17th, 2005, 12:07 PM
Roberta d. Anastasia Myskina 64 76(3)

:bigclap: :banana: :bounce: :woohoo: :bounce: :banana: :bigclap:

Some risks in the second set (from 5-2 Roberta to 5-5) but finally Roby is in thge semifinal :yeah:

GoSandrine
Jun 17th, 2005, 01:28 PM
Great persistence! :bigclap: :banana: :kiss: Roby knocks off last year's French Open Champion! :worship:

In the past Roby would have wilted but she's pulling out all these close sets and another tiebreak! :yeah:

Now go feast on another Russian :lick: :fiery: ;)

alibaby
Jun 17th, 2005, 04:08 PM
Great persistence! :bigclap: :banana: :kiss: Roby knocks off last year's French Open Champion! :worship:

In the past Roby would have wilted but she's pulling out all these close sets and another tiebreak! :yeah:

Now go feast on another Russian :lick: :fiery: ;)
hey roby,dont be too sad!your time will come!at least,you have a big german fan since today,thats for sure!i will follow you through in the future! :kiss: :hearts:

GoSandrine
Jun 17th, 2005, 04:40 PM
I jinxed her :sobbing:

Still a terrific showing :worship: :yeah: :hug:

Now go strut your stuff at the Big W :banana: :kiss:

takaja
Jun 17th, 2005, 06:20 PM
Roby, so close :bigcry:

But a lot of congrats :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

and a lot of "good luck" for Wimbledon :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Calliope.
Jun 17th, 2005, 08:06 PM
So close :sad: A great tourny anyways :bounce:
Good luck for Wimbly :D :kiss:

GABRIEL
Jun 17th, 2005, 11:48 PM
best ranking on monday :) up to nr 64, now she is nr 4 for Italy behind Fran, Silvia and Flavia, something to cheer for ! Ai is a beatable opponent in London, hope she got enough confidence this week...good luck sweetie :kiss:

alibaby
Jun 18th, 2005, 01:26 PM
best ranking on monday :) up to nr 64, now she is nr 4 for Italy behind Fran, Silvia and Flavia, something to cheer for ! Ai is a beatable opponent in London, hope she got enough confidence this week...good luck sweetie :kiss:
yeah,she might be beatable,but difficult for me,as both are in my "tennis-family"! ;) i have been following ai over the last years,so she has a strong place in my heart..on the other hand,i was very impressed by robys play,and her attitude at all!!so,just let the best one win,right? :)

Grachka
Jun 19th, 2005, 01:45 PM
Roby :kiss: a great tournament from you ;)

I like her a little more than Ai, so I will be supporting her all the way tomorrow. A great chance to show what you can do in grand slams, and get your first :eek: grand slam maindraw win! ;)

Gooooooooooo Roby! :bounce:

takaja
Jun 20th, 2005, 04:06 PM
Wimbledon 1st round

Roberta d. 23 Ai Sugiyama JPN 62 26 64

:banana: :woohoo: :banana:

Not a great surprise, but very well done :yeah:

Grachka
Jun 20th, 2005, 09:25 PM
Roby :hearts: A great win, and finally the grand slam win comes :)

Ai had some treatment on her shoulder during the match, so its great that Roby managed to keep cool and grind out the win. Now keep going, I want a Wimbledon singles title out of you yet, Roby :devil: ;)

GoSandrine
Jun 21st, 2005, 01:59 AM
YES!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

Now Roby is over the hurdle. Let the wins flow! :D :D :D

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

alibaby
Jun 21st, 2005, 03:35 PM
keep progressing,roby-baby!! :bounce: good luck for the rest of the tourney!! :kiss: :hearts:

takaja
Jun 22nd, 2005, 01:31 PM
Roberta d. Anne Kremer 63 62

A fantastic summer! :yeah:

Go on Roby, don't stop! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

alibaby
Jun 22nd, 2005, 03:18 PM
Roberta d. Anne Kremer 63 62

A fantastic summer! :yeah:

Go on Roby, don't stop! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
so proud,my little girl!! :kiss: :kiss:

Grachka
Jun 22nd, 2005, 03:40 PM
Roby :hearts: :kiss:

A great win over an experienced player, who doesn't give you much.

Kim up next, take her out Roby :devil: ;)

GoSandrine
Jun 23rd, 2005, 12:24 PM
Two down and five to go :woohoo: :banana: ;)

Very impressive win! :bigclap: :yeah: Anne is a seasoned grass court player and to win by that score is very encouraging.

Kim will be a very tough out but Roby has nothing to losee. If Roby controls her nerve and believes in her game she can win this.

FORZA!!! :rocker2:

alibaby
Jun 23rd, 2005, 09:00 PM
Two down and five to go :woohoo: :banana: ;)

Very impressive win! :bigclap: :yeah: Anne is a seasoned grass court player and to win by that score is very encouraging.

Kim will be a very tough out but Roby has nothing to losee. If Roby controls her nerve and believes in her game she can win this.

FORZA!!! :rocker2:
yeah,i see it that way too!go out and enjoy yourself,roby-baby!! :kiss: :kiss: :hearts: :hearts:

Grachka
Jun 23rd, 2005, 10:05 PM
And a debut on Centre Court for Roby! :hearts: :)

I think she'll gain quite a few fans with her style of play. I'm not totally sure that Kim will be comfortable with what Roby will give her either, not exactly what she is used to - feeding off the power of others. We shall see!

Good luck Roberta! :D

GoSandrine
Jun 24th, 2005, 04:19 AM
Q. Any experience playing Roberta Vinci before?

KIM CLIJSTERS: "No. I grew up playing with her in Juniors a little bit and Under‑14s. I cannot really remember playing her that often. But I'm sure in Juniors I practiced with her a couple of times. Obviously, I saw her play last week in Eastbourne, where she played really well. She's definitely a girl who plays a really good grass court game. She comes in, she mixes her game up a lot, and she hits a good slice, great volleys.

So I think I'll be running a lot to the net because she uses a dropshot quite a lot. It's going to be a completely different game than what I played today. It's a challenge to play against those kind of girls who just mix it up so much."

Be afraid Kimmie. Be very afraid :devil: ;)

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 25th, 2005, 11:04 AM
great to see Roby finally delivering some good results :)
hope she can make something good happen today.

go Roby, use those "Magic Hands" and kick ass ;) :D

takaja
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:16 PM
Roberta lost 63 64 :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Congrats for this very good Wimbledon anyway :yeah:

alibaby
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:41 PM
Roberta lost 63 64 :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Congrats for this very good Wimbledon anyway :yeah:
yeah,the same from me!!ill stand by you,roby-baby!! :kiss:

:Rawwb:
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:43 PM
Roby played really great today overally, but just had too many UE errors on her FH side...her backhand was :hearts: . The commentators really loved her :D

GoSandrine
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:47 PM
I wish they showed the whole match here in the States :tape: :(

Terrific effort :bigclap: and a respectable score in Roby's first Center Court match where nerves play a factor.

I'm so proud :sobbing: :hug: :kiss:

DRF
Jun 26th, 2005, 12:30 PM
Well at least her great juniopr form may finally becoming to fruition 5 years on.

Shes a very good player and hopefully she will end the year in the top 50 and she can go from there to aim for an even higher ranking.

KitchenMonkey
Jun 28th, 2005, 02:49 PM
Anyone know what Roby's mext tournament is going to be?

Grachka
Jun 28th, 2005, 03:26 PM
Roby :hearts: Excellent tournament and :drool:worthy form of late :)

Now keep up this form please! :)

Grachka
Jun 28th, 2005, 03:58 PM
Does Roberta have a website or something?

If there was enough demand then I can make one on my existing moonfruit account, if you think its a good idea then let me know, and I can get to work ;)

GoSandrine
Jul 1st, 2005, 12:49 PM
I'd check it out :wavey:

KitchenMonkey
Jul 1st, 2005, 04:29 PM
Good plan.

alibaby
Jul 1st, 2005, 06:59 PM
Does Roberta have a website or something?

If there was enough demand then I can make one on my existing moonfruit account, if you think its a good idea then let me know, and I can get to work ;)
yeah,sure,that would be great!!she certainly deserves to have one!!if i had the technical knowledge,i would do it too,but sorryly i havent,so feel free to do it!!
good luck,my italian shorty!! :kiss: :kiss: :hearts: :hearts:

Pdm1987
Jul 4th, 2005, 02:04 PM
Does Roberta have a website or something?

If there was enough demand then I can make one on my existing moonfruit account, if you think its a good idea then let me know, and I can get to work ;)

:eek: You never told me you were planning on doing a website! If you had I wouldn't have spent ages ( ;) ) building this; www.robertavinci.moonfruit.com Obviously it is far from completed at the moment as you can tell ;)

I want info on where Roberta is playing next. Can anyone help? :) I also need some pictures if anyone has any. Thanks

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 6th, 2005, 03:36 PM
Getting to Know...
Roberta Vinci

For Roberta Vinci, the 2005 grass court season provided the breakthrough she was looking for. The 22-year-old from Italy stormed to the semifinals as a qualifier at Eastbourne with wins over world No.12 Vera Zvonareva and No.10 Anastasia Myskina, her career-first Top 10 win. She didnít stop there, ousting No.23 seed Ai Sugiyama for her first Grand Slam main draw match win en route to a third round finish at Wimbledon.

Vinci began her career playing mainly on the ITF Womenís Circuit, winning six singles titles, including two on grass, and eight doubles titles. She began making noise on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour back in 2001, making her Tour-level singles debut at the US Open, and pairing with Sandrine Testud for impressive doubles finishes, including a title run at Doha, finishing runner-up at Zurich, reaching the semifinals at the US Open and the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. Since then, she has reached two Tour semifinals, including the aforementioned run at Eastbourne, and has had more impressive results in doubles, including Tour finals in 2002 at Tokyo [Pan Pacific Open] and Dubai. She made her Top 100 debut in singles on June 20, 2004 after a third round finish at Birmingham, and this week moves up to a career-high ranking of No.58 after her run at the All-England Club.

WTATour.com caught up with Roberta at Wimbledon.

Where were you born, and where did you grow up?
I was born in Taranto, a medium-sized city in the south of Italy, near Bari and Brandisi. I lived there until I was 13 years old.

Tell us about your family. What do they do now, and do they play tennis or any other sports?
My father, Angelo, is an accountant, and my mother, Luisa, is a homemaker. I live with my 24-year-old brother, Francesco, who is studying Economics in Rome. My father plays some tennis.

How did you get started with tennis, and what was your earliest memory of playing tennis?
I started playing tennis when I was six years old, when my father introduced me to it for fun. Between then and when I was 13, I played mainly for fun, but began playing some tournaments. After I won the Italian 12-and-under championships, I realized that I was good enough to become a tennis player.

Tell us about your early coaching, as well as any support that you received.
When I was 13, I moved to Rome to train with the Italian Federation. I trained with several players, like Antonella Serra Zanetti. At that point, I started traveling the world and playing tournaments. When I was about 16, I realized that I could make a career out of tennis. My national program was very good and it was a good transition into professional tennis.

Other than tennis, what else did you enjoy doing as a child?
I liked playing other sports, like soccer, and I also like reading and listening to music.

Who were your tennis idols when you were growing up?
My idols were Martina Navratilova and Stefan Edberg for their serve-and-volley style, which I also like to play.

Tell us about your current coaching situation, and any off-court training that do you do.
Iím currently being coached by Roberto Meneschincheri. For off-court training, I work out in the gym and do lots of running.

What is the strongest memory of your tennis career to date?
My best memory is winning my first ITF Womenís Circuit singles title in Cuneo, Italy in 1999 (a $10,000 event).

What do you do in your free time away from the courts?
I like going shopping, especially when Iím at home in Italy, and sometimes when Iím traveling. I also like listening to music, and watching movies - my favorite movie is Gladiator, and my favorite actor is Tom Cruise.

What would you have done if you werenít a tennis player?
I have wanted to be a professional tennis player for as long as I can remember, so Iím not sure!

Is there anything in particular that has helped you achieve your recent impressive results?
My improved singles form of late is from my increased self-confidence and my improvement in training routines for singles.

alibaby
Jul 8th, 2005, 06:37 PM
i would say,she has it all!!! :kiss: :hearts: big future,roby-baby!! :kiss:

KitchenMonkey
Jul 18th, 2005, 11:02 PM
Roberta Vinci [ITA] def. Martina Sucha [SVK] 5:7, 6:4, 6:4

takaja
Jul 18th, 2005, 11:03 PM
Roberta won! :woohoo:

Go on Roby! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GoSandrine
Jul 18th, 2005, 11:32 PM
Roby's play this summer including wins over Top 10 players has given her the confidence to pull out these tight matches. This is a great sign!!! :D :D :D

KitchenMonkey
Jul 18th, 2005, 11:34 PM
Vinci wins Palermo opener
Palermo, Italy (Sports Network) - Italian crowd favorite Roberta Vinci was among Monday's first-round winners at the $140,000 Palermo International.

The seventh-seeded Vinci came from behind to beat Slovakian Martina Sucha 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

One other first-round match saw Croat Jelena Kostanic overcome Spaniard Lourdes Dominguez Lino 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 on the red clay at Country Time Club. Kostanic will encounter Vinci in the second round.

This week's top seeds are Italians Silvia Farina Elia and Flavia Pennetta, who was last year's runner-up here to Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues.

The 2005 champion will pocket $22,000.

GoSandrine
Jul 18th, 2005, 11:42 PM
Roby will get a sneak peak at Jelena as they square off in doubles tomorrow. :devil:

KitchenMonkey
Jul 19th, 2005, 02:16 PM
By Barnaby Chesterman

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - In an age of tall, hard-serving, big-hitting tennis players, Roberta Vinci is a reminder of a different era.

Despite growing up in Rome and learning her trade on the European clay, Vinci is a superb player on grass, conjuring up images of a bygone age with her spin serves, deep sliced backhands, sneaks to the net and clever drop volleys.

There was a time when finesse, touch and technique were the pillars on which a player's game was built.

Jimmy Connors and carbon fibre rackets bulldozed that from the men's game, while Steffi Graf's forehand had a similar impact on the women's.

Since then, big hitters such as the Williams sisters, Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport and Maria Sharapova, have all but driven out the finer points of the game in favour of an all-out assault from the back of the court.

Not since Czech Jana Novotna in 1998 has a serve-and-volley player won the Wimbledon women's title.

Vinci hopes to change that. After reaching a career-high 58th in the world earlier this month, the Italian is aiming higher still.

"My ambition is to be number one," the 22-year-old Vinci said optimistically at a Fed Cup tie in the Czech Republic before adding with a touch of humility: "but I will be happy if I reach 25 or 30. I'm young, though, so I have time.

"I like to play serve and volley," she said. "I don't have the power to play big forehands and backhands from the back of the court so I prefer to play slowly and to go to the net. I like to play slice and to serve and volley off the first serve and even the second if the surface is fast."

The technique serves her well on grass. Vinci beat then-world number 12 Vera Zvonareva and number 10 Anastasia Myskina on grass at Eastbourne last month.

She ran out of steam in the semi-finals though, losing in three sets to Russian Vera Douchevina, after playing most of her quarter-final match on the same day because of rain delays.


WIMBLEDON HEROES

Vinci also enjoyed a measure of success at Wimbledon, winning two rounds before falling to former world number one Kim Clijsters of Belgium.

"She was too strong for me," admitted Vinci. "I was a little bit tense because I was playing on the Centre Court at Wimbledon but she played so well it was very difficult."

Not surprisingly, Vinci named two great Wimbledon champions as her heroes: Martina Navratilova and Stefan Edberg, both serve-and-volley players and both renowned for their touch and finesse at the net.

From an early age, Vinci, leaned towards a similar style and she quickly became known on the junior circuit for her unusual tactics.

"My father played tennis so I started when I was about six or seven and went to play with him. I did okay when I was young and people would always comment about my different style and compliment me on my touch. But this was always my natural game because I simply don't have the strength to battle from the baseline."

At 1.63 metres, Vinci is one of the smallest players on the circuit. In the world's top 60, only three women are shorter -- Spaniard Nuria Llagostera Vives, Israel's Anna Smashnova and American Jill Craybas.

Wimbledon champions of the past were small by today's standards. American Billie Jean King, who won her sixth title in 1975, was 1.64 metres, while Australian double champion Evonne Goolagong and American Chris Evert, three times a winner, both stood at 1.68.

By contrast, current champion Venus Williams is 1.85m tall, last year's winner Sharapova is 1.83m and 1999 victor Davenport stands at 1.89.


DOUBLES WIN

On Liberec's fast indoor surface, Vinci was blasted off court by the 1.81-m Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic in her Fed Cup singles earlier this month, after stepping in as a late replacement when team mate Flavia Pennetta fell ill.

Despite the loss, Vinci returned to win the doubles with Francesca Schiavone in straight sets and help Italy to triumph 3-2 in the play-off and stay in world group one.

"It was a pleasure to play with Roberta because she is a great doubles player," Schiavone said, while Czech captain Thomas Petera said of the Italians: "They played faultless doubles and Vinci in particular didn't miss a single ball."

Such compliments suggest that Vinci's easiest route to success might be in doubles.

Indeed, she was once ranked 12th in the world in doubles in partnership with France's Sandrine Testud.

Testud, however, quit the game to have a baby and Vinci has not found another regular partner, preferring to concentrate on improving her singles ranking.

"Last year I played a lot of doubles so it was a great thrill for me to play Fed Cup singles," said Vinci, who is back on clay this week in the Palermo International WTA tournament.

"I prefer to pay doubles but now I have my highest ever ranking in singles and I did well at Eastbourne and Wimbledon so I really want to concentrate on singles for now.

"There is a lot of money to be won playing doubles but my dream is to win Wimbledon in singles. I know it will be difficult but that is my dream and I will try."

alibaby
Jul 19th, 2005, 06:54 PM
your time will come,roby-baby!! :kiss: :kiss: :hearts: i ll stand by you!! :kiss:

KitchenMonkey
Jul 20th, 2005, 09:55 PM
Vinci def. Kostanic 7-5 6-3

takaja
Jul 20th, 2005, 11:05 PM
Roberta, good win :yeah:

Grachka
Jul 21st, 2005, 12:50 AM
Roby :hearts: :yeah:

Great to see her following her dreams :)

GoSandrine
Jul 21st, 2005, 01:08 AM
Well done!!! :D :banana: :kiss:

Roby is now beating players she's lost to previously. (She was 0-2 vs Jelena) before today. Now the showdown with her friend and compatriot, Flavia. :drool:

Forza! :bounce:

alibaby
Jul 21st, 2005, 12:04 PM
oh,i am so happy for my little girl!! :kiss: :hearts: keep it going-roby-baby!! :hearts: :bounce:

takaja
Jul 21st, 2005, 11:30 PM
Now Roby against Flavia... :shrug: cruel fate! :rolleyes:

It wins the best! :bounce:

GoSandrine
Jul 22nd, 2005, 12:40 PM
The quarterfinal I've been looking forward to although it's too bad this isn't the final. Tough to root for one over the other as I love both players but I have a soft spot for Roby so I'll be cheering for her. I feel an upset brewing. ;)

Should be interesting as I remember Eggy mentioning they were doubles partners so I'm sure they know each others games well. Anyone have their head to head in juniors?

Forza Roberta! :banana:

GForce
Jul 22nd, 2005, 01:24 PM
I'm not sure what their Junior head to head was, but they did win the Junior doubles together at RG in '98. They beat Clijsters and Mia Buric (who's that?).

takaja
Jul 22nd, 2005, 02:02 PM
The quarterfinal I've been looking forward to although it's too bad this isn't the final. Tough to root for one over the other as I love both players but I have a soft spot for Roby so I'll be cheering for her. I feel an upset brewing. ;)

Should be interesting as I remember Eggy mentioning they were doubles partners so I'm sure they know each others games well. Anyone have their head to head in juniors?

Forza Roberta! :banana:

Nothing head to head in juniors. They played together in doubles from dec 97 until Jun 99 winning 3 tournaments (always in 1999)

Australian Hardcourt Junior Championships (G1)
Italian Junior Open Trofeo A Bonfiglio Campionati (GA)
International Junior Championships of France (GA)

I'm very angry with this match... :( unfortunately Roby is in the wrong side of the draw, otherwise i'm sure this would be the final... :cool:

KitchenMonkey
Jul 22nd, 2005, 11:01 PM
Pennetta def. Vinci 61 46 76

takaja
Jul 22nd, 2005, 11:47 PM
Roby :sad:

The only comfort is that Flavia is in semifinals

alibaby
Jul 23rd, 2005, 06:32 PM
my poor shorty... :sad: somehow,it just wont work out for you...but,keep your head up,at least its been 2 close sets in the end!that shows,you CAN do it!!dont worry,im with you,my roby-baby!! :kiss: :hearts:

alibaby
Jul 24th, 2005, 02:19 PM
my poor shorty... :sad: somehow,it just wont work out for you...but,keep your head up,at least its been 2 close sets in the end!that shows,you CAN do it!!dont worry,im with you,my roby-baby!! :kiss: :hearts:
good luck,next week in budapest,my shorty!! :kiss: i hope,you have a good draw to start with!

KitchenMonkey
Jul 25th, 2005, 09:02 AM
Roby's now 55 in the WTA rankings

KitchenMonkey
Jul 25th, 2005, 04:28 PM
In Budapest - Catalina Castano (COL) d. (3) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 61 16 64

takaja
Jul 25th, 2005, 05:10 PM
Roberta :sad:

alibaby
Jul 26th, 2005, 09:14 AM
oh roby... :sad:

mat87to
Jul 28th, 2005, 10:34 AM
will she play acura classic or she will attende the swedish tournament in the following week?

Darop.
Jul 28th, 2005, 11:02 AM
I wasn't expecting roby to beat catalina on clay, but...:sad:

Oh well, she'll do better on hard courts :D

alibaby
Jul 28th, 2005, 11:06 AM
will she play acura classic or she will attende the swedish tournament in the following week?
good question!if someone knows,please let me know.thx

mat87to
Jul 29th, 2005, 07:01 PM
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=181558

Say to me what you think about this...

KitchenMonkey
Aug 2nd, 2005, 10:53 AM
Anyone know where Roby's playing prior to the US Open?

alibaby
Aug 2nd, 2005, 11:12 AM
Anyone know where Roby's playing prior to the US Open?
good question...i hope,she gets some matchpractice before the UO(if she is playing there at all..)

AlexBarrington
Aug 5th, 2005, 07:55 PM
Anyone know where Roby's playing prior to the US Open?


she will play in Toronto (Rogers Cup, 15 Aug.)and then, in New Heaven (Pilot Pen Cup 22 Aug.).. prior to the US Open

alibaby
Aug 5th, 2005, 09:01 PM
she will play in Toronto (Rogers Cup, 15 Aug.)and then, in New Heaven (Pilot Pen Cup 22 Aug.).. prior to the US Open
ok,thanks!but toronto will be very,very tough..with the cream of the cream at the start,at least at the moment.but who knows,maybe she can turn some heads with her way of playing!!forza roby-baby!!

GoSandrine
Aug 14th, 2005, 04:52 PM
Roberta drew a qualifier for her first round match in Toronto. If she wins she'll play Serena. :D

BUBI
Aug 14th, 2005, 08:09 PM
I think she can beat Serena :)

KitchenMonkey
Aug 15th, 2005, 06:21 PM
Granville def. Vinci 6-2 6-1

That was just a terrible match from Roby, it took less than an hour.

BUBI
Aug 15th, 2005, 08:17 PM
Damn. :(
:bigcry:

alibaby
Aug 17th, 2005, 03:29 PM
Granville def. Vinci 6-2 6-1

That was just a terrible match from Roby, it took less than an hour.
hm,yeah..what can you say?.. :confused: maybe some condition deficits?...i really dont know.ok,granville is very powerful,but i did not think,she gets such a slagging!but,no matter what:your fans stand by you,roby-baby!! :kiss: :hearts: new round,new luck,correct?? :)

alibaby
Aug 22nd, 2005, 02:04 PM
hm,yeah..what can you say?.. :confused: maybe some condition deficits?...i really dont know.ok,granville is very powerful,but i did not think,she gets such a slagging!but,no matter what:your fans stand by you,roby-baby!! :kiss: :hearts: new round,new luck,correct?? :)
hey,if anyone has some news from her,just tell me.where does she play next??

416_Man
Aug 22nd, 2005, 07:46 PM
Roberta played very poorly against Granville, partly because she hadn't arrived on site until SUnday night and didn't have time to practise until Monday morning. As well, Laura had already 2 matches under her belt, and was playing very well. Her net skills were not bad, but her slice was staying up, and her groundstrokes were nothing special. Laura kept Roberta back behind the baseline, and just waited for the error. Some games went to deuce, but overall it was a shame that Roberta looked so tired. Saturday she was still hitting, looking slightly better but weak, and was very friendly and spoke to me after my horrible attempt at Italian. Friendly player, who was smiling, and hopefully can do well in the future.

KitchenMonkey
Aug 23rd, 2005, 01:48 PM
First match at Forest Hills today - Michela Pastikova vs. Roberta Vinci

alibaby
Aug 23rd, 2005, 02:24 PM
First match at Forest Hills today - Michela Pastikova vs. Roberta Vinci
how do you rate michaela?i dont know anything about her.what chance do you see for roby-baby??thx for the infos

KitchenMonkey
Aug 23rd, 2005, 03:35 PM
Pastikova is ranked 98 I think so in theory it should be a pretty easy win but it depends how Roby's settling on the hardcourts.

KitchenMonkey
Aug 23rd, 2005, 05:13 PM
VINCI def. PASTIKOVA 6-1 6-0

Great result!

:Rawwb:
Aug 23rd, 2005, 05:18 PM
wow rob great win

BUBI
Aug 23rd, 2005, 06:21 PM
:speakles: Impressive win...

Grachka
Aug 23rd, 2005, 11:56 PM
Roby :bounce:

Very nice :)

alibaby
Aug 24th, 2005, 09:03 AM
Roby :bounce:

Very nice :)
yeah,finally some success again!!great for you,roby-baby!! :bounce: :kiss: now keep up the good process! :kiss:

:Rawwb:
Aug 24th, 2005, 07:15 PM
Tough, tough draw for Roberta, she drew Mauresmo first round :sad:

KitchenMonkey
Aug 24th, 2005, 10:46 PM
Mirza vs. Vinci - third match on tomorrow

KitchenMonkey
Aug 24th, 2005, 10:48 PM
Tough, tough draw for Roberta, she drew Mauresmo first round :sad:

Difficult match but at least it should be one of the ones shown live on Eurosport.

KitchenMonkey
Aug 25th, 2005, 07:02 PM
S. Mirza def. R. Vinci 6-2, 6-1.

alibaby
Aug 25th, 2005, 08:15 PM
S. Mirza def. R. Vinci 6-2, 6-1.
puh...thats pretty clear.... :sad: but hey,its not a no-hoper shes lost against,she lost vs one of the biggest talents,that are on the tour actually!!so,maybe it does not help too much,but she can keep her head up,for sure!!your time will come,roby-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:

416_Man
Aug 26th, 2005, 03:46 AM
puh...thats pretty clear.... :sad: but hey,its not a no-hoper shes lost against,she lost vs one of the biggest talents,that are on the tour actually!!so,maybe it does not help too much,but she can keep her head up,for sure!!your time will come,roby-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:

After a comma, you hit a space. Otherwise,itsapainintheasstoread.

GoSandrine
Aug 27th, 2005, 01:33 PM
Horrible draw :tape:

Do your best Roby. :kiss:

The saddest part is the match will probably be on Arthur Ashe and I'll only have a grounds pass. :( I guess I'll have to watch the match on the big TV screen outside the Food Court.

alibaby
Aug 28th, 2005, 01:03 PM
After a comma, you hit a space. Otherwise,itsapainintheasstoread.
sorry,but its my way of writing..btw,IMO more important is,WHAT is written,and not HOW!!you dont have to read it,so whats your problem??

alibaby
Aug 28th, 2005, 01:06 PM
sorry,but its my way of writing..btw,IMO more important is,WHAT is written,and not HOW!!you dont have to read it,so whats your problem??
yeah,roby...very,very tough! ;) but it all can happen!!i believe in you,roby-baby!! :kiss: :kiss: i know,shes a "nettie" too,which will make it not easier for you,but i know,you give your all!! :kiss: :kiss: all the best!

KitchenMonkey
Aug 30th, 2005, 08:12 AM
Armstrong 11.00 AM Start
1.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Tim Henman (GBR)[12] vs.Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
2.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Roberta Vinci (ITA) vs.Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)[3]
3.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd. Elena Dementieva (RUS)[6] vs.Lucie Safarova (CZE)
4.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd. Max Mirnyi (BLR)[30] vs.Justin Gimelstob (USA)

KitchenMonkey
Aug 30th, 2005, 07:53 PM
Amťlie Mauresmo d. Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-2

Roby seemed to be very nervous but she did have some great moments of play and, importantly, her outfit was very cute.

takaja
Aug 30th, 2005, 11:59 PM
Roberta :sad:

GoSandrine
Aug 31st, 2005, 06:12 PM
Roby lost the first thirteen points of the match but recovered to put up a battle and extend Amelie to over an hour. Too many double faults and she uncharacteristically netted several routine backhand volleys or she could have won a few more games.

She mixed some amazing shots with sloppy errors at inopportune times. A tough draw but good experience.

Good luck in doubles with Silvia. :kiss:

KitchenMonkey
Aug 31st, 2005, 08:00 PM
Anyone know which tournaments Roby's playing after the US Open?

Grachka
Sep 1st, 2005, 12:37 PM
Roby :sad: but not unexpected.

Good luck for the rest of the year :yeah:

GoSandrine
Sep 1st, 2005, 11:58 PM
Silvia and Roby saved match points against Myagi/Myskina to score a much needed win 3-6,7-6(9),6-2.

:woohoo:

Great stuff! :yeah: :banana: :D

KitchenMonkey
Sep 2nd, 2005, 08:50 PM
Vinci/Farina Elia d. Camerin/Garbin 6-2 6-0

Next up, Molik/Kuznetsova in Round 3

GoSandrine
Sep 3rd, 2005, 04:32 PM
Keep rolling Roby! :drive: :rolls: :D

KitchenMonkey
Sep 4th, 2005, 11:34 PM
Kuznetsova/Molik def Farina Elia/Vinci 6-3 6-3

So 1st round singles + 3rd round doubles = fairly good US Open

alibaby
Sep 5th, 2005, 10:51 AM
Roby :sad: but not unexpected.

Good luck for the rest of the year :yeah:
yeah,i think she can take in quite a lot of points in the indoors!!
hope to see you soon back live again,roby-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:

alibaby
Sep 15th, 2005, 09:24 AM
yeah,i think she can take in quite a lot of points in the indoors!!
hope to see you soon back live again,roby-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:
does anyone know,where she will appear next?i hope to see her somewhere indoor in the autumn!! :kiss: roby-baby!!

KitchenMonkey
Sep 15th, 2005, 10:24 AM
Portoroz, Slovenia - Sept. 19-25 (IV)

alibaby
Sep 16th, 2005, 10:57 AM
Portoroz, Slovenia - Sept. 19-25 (IV)
ok,thank you!and after that??filderstadt would be great!!
:kiss: :kiss: roby-baby!!

takaja
Sep 19th, 2005, 11:28 PM
Portorose - 1st round

8 Roberta Vinci d. Sandra Mamic CRO 62 62 :yeah:

Good luck Roberta :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

GoSandrine
Sep 21st, 2005, 04:01 AM
A good start :)

Keep going Roby :banana:

alibaby
Sep 21st, 2005, 10:37 AM
A good start :)

Keep going Roby :banana:
DITO!!just what she needed!! :kiss: :kiss: now just keep on doing it!! :bounce: :kiss: :kiss:

BUBI
Sep 21st, 2005, 02:52 PM
Vinci beat Ondraskova 6-4 6-4 :banana:

-Makiri-
Sep 21st, 2005, 06:24 PM
QF : [8]Vinci vs [4]Koukalova

GO ROBY!!!!!!!

takaja
Sep 21st, 2005, 11:23 PM
Roby :woohoo:

alibaby
Sep 22nd, 2005, 08:14 AM
Roby :woohoo:
"robys dream,part 2"!!! :bounce: :bounce: :kiss: :kiss:
forza,roby-baby!! :kiss: :kiss:

-Makiri-
Sep 22nd, 2005, 06:01 PM
Next torunament: Luxembourg in main draw!!!!!!!!!!

GoSandrine
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:42 AM
Roby lost in the quarters to Koukalvoa in a tight two setter 7-5, 7-6. :( :mad: :fiery:

Pennetta Fan, I think you jinxed her by looking ahead to next week :p ;)

takaja
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:27 PM
Roby :sad: :(

alibaby
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:57 PM
Roby :sad: :(
yeah,but compared to the recent seasons,IMO she made a big jump,ability-wise!!and i can imagine her to do very well in-doors!!

:hearts: :kiss: roby-baby!!

alibaby
Sep 26th, 2005, 11:56 AM
yeah,but compared to the recent seasons,IMO she made a big jump,ability-wise!!and i can imagine her to do very well in-doors!!

:hearts: :kiss: roby-baby!!
i wish you a good start,roby-baby!!too bad,that patty will come so early for you,but you never know!!

:kiss: :kiss: all the best!!

takaja
Sep 26th, 2005, 12:26 PM
Portorose - Doubles Final

4 Vinci/Medina Garrigues (ITA/ESP) d. 2 Kostanic/Srebotnik (CRO/SLO) 64 57 62

:woohoo:

Grachka
Sep 26th, 2005, 05:21 PM
Congrats Roby :kiss:

Good luck in Luxembourg :)

GoSandrine
Sep 28th, 2005, 04:39 AM
Congratulations Roby on your second doubles title! http://yelims2.free.fr/Fete/Sant%E9%20!.gif

Other was in Doha in 2001 with some French girl. :scratch: ;)

GoSandrine
Sep 29th, 2005, 06:09 AM
Roby saved several set points in the opening set of her first round match and won a tight two setter over Krajicek 7-6(6),6-4. :D :D :D

Patty Schnyder's up next.

Revenge last year's US Open loss! :devil: Good luck Roby!!! :bounce:

alibaby
Sep 29th, 2005, 09:50 AM
Roby saved several set points in the opening set of her first round match and won a tight two setter over Krajicek 7-6(6),6-4. :D :D :D

Patty Schnyder's up next.

Revenge last year's US Open loss! :devil: Good luck Roby!!! :bounce:
pretty tough test for her,but if she can make her presence felt at the net,she has a big chance!! :kiss: :kiss: roby-baby!!

-Makiri-
Sep 29th, 2005, 07:27 PM
Roberta Vinci d. (3)PattY Schnyder 7-6 5-7 6-4 :bounce: :bounce:

KitchenMonkey
Sep 29th, 2005, 07:29 PM
A great win and one that was actually shown on Eurospot! Roby looked so happpy at the end.

BUBI
Sep 29th, 2005, 07:31 PM
Really ?? I wasn't watching....... congrats :worship:

I won some vCash finally :)

takaja
Sep 29th, 2005, 10:31 PM
Great Roberta :woohoo:

*JR*
Sep 29th, 2005, 11:20 PM
i wish you a good start,roby-baby!!too bad,that patty will come so early for you,but you never know!!

:kiss: :kiss: all the best!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Roby is the Housekeeper of the Week... She Took Out The Trash! :yeah:

GoSandrine
Sep 30th, 2005, 12:26 AM
Congrats Roby!!! :woohoo:

Sensational effort. The scoring thread is a must read for Roby Fans.:secret:

Keep scalping the Big Babes! :devil:

http://yelims1.free.fr/Banane/Banane21.gif

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 30th, 2005, 04:08 AM
Roby :bounce: ;) simply magical yesterday :yeah: ;)

alibaby
Sep 30th, 2005, 02:56 PM
Congrats Roby!!! :woohoo:

Sensational effort. The scoring thread is a must read for Roby Fans.:secret:

Keep scalping the Big Babes! :devil:

http://yelims1.free.fr/Banane/Banane21.gif
yeah,i am so happy for you,roby-baby!! :bounce: now she made it to the next level,as it looks!
only sad,that dinara was too strong for her...but once again only after a 3 set fight!that shows very much:little girl,but big heart!! :kiss: :kiss:

KitchenMonkey
Oct 2nd, 2005, 12:45 PM
Anyone know where Roby plays next?

-Makiri-
Oct 2nd, 2005, 07:54 PM
Good torunament in Luxembourg :D :D

KitchenMonkey
Oct 3rd, 2005, 10:04 AM
Career high ranking of 47!

alibaby
Oct 4th, 2005, 11:13 AM
Career high ranking of 47!
yeah,great!and well and truly deserved!im sure,she will play some indoors,right?if anyone knows,thx for informing me.

:kiss: roby-baby!!

KitchenMonkey
Oct 7th, 2005, 05:41 PM
Next tournament (I think):

Gaz de France Stars - Oct. 24 to 30

alibaby
Oct 10th, 2005, 11:22 AM
Next tournament (I think):

Gaz de France Stars - Oct. 24 to 30
that sounds good,so,she can take a breather and have a real go at it in the autumn!!
:kiss: :kiss: roby-baby!!

GoSandrine
Oct 12th, 2005, 03:56 AM
She's actually playing the Italian Series A1 Team Series. The tournament stretches over several weeks and doesn't count in the rankings but it sounds like a fun event.

BTW, Roberta played last year on TC Parioli with my namesake ;) and won the championship.

Here are this week's results:

CAMPIONATO SERIE A1 FEMMINILE

Prima Giornata

TC Genova 189- TC Parioli 1-3 :D

Erika Zanchetta (P) b. Giorgia Mortello (G) 60 64

Alice Canepa (G) b. Claudia Ivone (P) 46 61 64

Roberta Vinci (http://it.sports.yahoo.com/te/profile/2722.html) (P) b. Nathalie Vierin (G) 63 36 63 :banana:

Vinci/Ivone (P) b. Canepa/Vierin (G) 76 (3) 64 :yeah:

Thanks to Doc G for the scoop ;)

KitchenMonkey
Oct 14th, 2005, 06:13 PM
Qualifying draw for the Zurich Open:

(1)Flavia Pennetta v Eleni Daniilidou
Iveta Benesova v Varvara Lepchenko (UZB )

Denisa Chladkova v (wc)Stephanie Dubois
(8)Katarina Srebotnik v (wc)Timea Bacsinszky

(2)Ai Sugiyama v Eva Birnerova
Lucie Safarova v Tatiana Panova

(wc)Sandra Kleinova v Shikha Uberoi
(7)Sesil Karatantcheva v Martina Muller

(3)Anabel Medina Garrigues v Virginie Razzano
Julia Schruff v (wc)Agnes Szavay

Roberta Vinci v Alyona Bondarenko
(5)Klara Koukalova v Samantha Stosur

(4)Vera Douchevina v Lisa Raymond
Jill Craybas v Michaela Pastikova

Karolina Sprem v Marta Domachowska
(6)Kveta Peschke v Zuzana Ondraskova

GoSandrine
Oct 15th, 2005, 03:42 AM
I guess she'll miss the next team match in the Italian Series then. :sad:

Anyways, good luck Roby :kiss:

KitchenMonkey
Oct 15th, 2005, 07:15 PM
Vinci def. Bondarenko 6:4 1:6 6:4

GoSandrine
Oct 15th, 2005, 07:39 PM
phew, close one! :o :D

Thanks Monkey ;)

kenair
Oct 15th, 2005, 09:04 PM
Sorry it has taken so long for me to post these. :(

But better late than never ! ;)

My photos of Roberta at Eastbourne 2005

http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/6392/Vinci-14-014s.th.jpg (http://img110.imageshack.us/my.php?image=Vinci-14-014s.jpg) http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/4526/Vinci-13-005s.th.jpg (http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=Vinci-13-005s.jpg) http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/5838/Vinci-14-007s.th.jpg (http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=Vinci-14-007s.jpg)



Photos I took of other players at Easbourne 2005

Click name to view pictures

Baltacha (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438708&postcount=21)Chakvetadze (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438770&postcount=1442)
Hantuchova (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438901&postcount=1)
Hingis (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438924&postcount=1)
Janes (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439004&postcount=23)
Kuznetsova (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438799&postcount=234)
Myskina (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438820&postcount=1650)
O'Donoghue (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438723&postcount=22)
Olaru (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438982&postcount=197)
Perebiynis (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438946&postcount=1)
Sprem (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438747&postcount=157)
Srebotnik (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438966&postcount=12)
Vaidisova (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438852&postcount=1075)
Wozniacki (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438995&postcount=801)
Zvonareva (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6438787&postcount=211)
Farina-Elia (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439195&postcount=191)
Vinci (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439243&postcount=248)
Zanetti (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439257&postcount=221)
Gagliardi (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439274&postcount=24)
Sfar (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439293&postcount=24)
Bartoli (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439313&postcount=393)
Mauresmo (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439341&postcount=17)
Dechy (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439370&postcount=538)
Tatishvili (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439395&postcount=4)
Fedak (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439423&postcount=1)
Vento-Kabchi (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439448&postcount=1)
Clijsters (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439510&postcount=2101)
Likhovtseva (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439525&postcount=1316)
Brandi (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439547&postcount=1)
Dosser (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439685&postcount=24)
Baker (http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=6439698&postcount=25)

Grachka
Oct 16th, 2005, 01:30 AM
Thanks kenair :)

Well done Roby! :D a bit too close for comfort though!

Now qualify :bounce: :devil:

takaja
Oct 16th, 2005, 08:39 AM
Well done Roberta :bounce: