Claudine Schaul and Mandy Minelle both qualify to play maindraw.
Mandy will play her first career WTA maindraw match against Anna-Lena.
Anne Kremer lost last week to Jelena Dokic who lost to Anne in their last three H2H.
(2) Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) d. (Q) Mandy Minella (LUX) 63 64
It's unfortunate Mandy had to face Anna-Lena who reached a final just last week.
But qualifying for her first maindraw match is a great sign of many things to come.
Continue this up and I'm sure Mandy will be awarded with a wildcard for Luxembourg.
Claudine Schaul lost to Magdalena Maleeva with 6:7(4) 6:7(9) in first round of Open Gaz de France after showing a great fighting spirit.
In the first set Luxembourg's Claudine Schaul broke Magdalena Maleeva from Bulgaria to the beginning and hold this break until 4:3 than she got broken too :sad: and both players hold their serve game to the tiebreak which was won by Maleeva with 7:4! :o
The second set began very bad for Claudine who seemed to be mentally down after the narrow lost of the first set and got immediately broken in the first game although she was leading 40:0 ( :fiery: ). This pushed Maleeva who realized another break leading now 4:1 in the second.
But Claudine Schaul found back to her game played her best tennis and realized what certainly nobody of the spectators or the live supporters on the internet (like me :D ) expected; 4 games in a row and the lead of 5:4. She leads 30:15 in the serve game of the Bulgarian but unfortunately lost a long rally which she had dominated by a stupid unforced error and unfortunately Maleeva egalized to 5:5. :sad:
Soon there was the second tie brek in this match and Maleeva had the better start leading 5:3 but Claudine fighted to 5:5 saved three setballs in this tiebreak and finally had a deserved set ball by 7:6 but she wasted this big chance and so lost this match with 9:11 in a thrilling match with a very unhappy looser Claudine Schaul who certainly would have had a chance to win the match if she had made advantage of her set ball. :o :sad:
She showed to her fans that she is back after months of poor results and will realize more than one suprise this year. :D
Mandy Minella had very bad luck in her first maindraw match against Anna Lena Groenefeld to meet the second seed because there was another meeting between two qualifiers and with a possible victory in a Tier IV maindraw her dream to get a place in a qualification of a Grand Slam would have come nearer. She lost 3:6 4:6 to the upcoming German which is an acceptable result. ;) :p
PS: Next week Claudine Schaul and Anne Kremer will play the qualification to Antwerp in which Claudine is the second seed and thus there is a slight hope that she gets in a maindraw if some players withdraw. With a good quali draw Anne Kremer will certainly win her first match this year and qualify for this important event in the neighbour country. :D
Good luck Claudine, Anne and Mandy for the future! :wavey:
time to occupy this thread :devil:
grass season starts and Anne (The Greatest Lady In The World Of Tennis) is ready to kick some players bum off the court and be one of the most successful players on the grass ;)
next stop: BIRMINGHAM :yeah: :drive:
which means best of luck :hug:, fight :smooch: and get them all :devil:
Luxembourg at the Olympic Games of the small countries in Andorra 2005
Two years ago in Malta 2005 Luxembourg's tennis team won two gold medals (Claudine Schaul in singles and Schaul/Minella in doubles) and a silver medal (Mandy Minella in singles). This year the 19 year old Mandy Minella (WTA 269), the only professional WTA player at this competition, and the unranked 16 year old youngster Lynn Philippe were representing Luxembourg at the Olympic Games of the small states running from 30th May to 4th June 2005 in the Pyrenees country Andorra. :D
In the run up of these games it was clear that the FLT (Féderation Luxembourgeoise du Tennis/ Luxembourg's tennis federation) team was the clear favourite in the tennis competition although the two best players Claudine Schaul and Anne Kremer were absent due to their participation at Roland Garros.
All the results in an overall view:
Mandy Minella (LUX) def. Johanna Hemmerle (LIE) 6:1 6:1
Lynn Philippe (LUX) def. Emilia Milovanovic (MON) 6:2 6:2
Mandy Minella (LUX) def. Lisa Camenzulli (MAL) 6:1 6:0
Stephanie Vogt (LIE) def. Lynn Phillippe (LUX) 6:3 6:4
Mandy Minella (LUX) def. Stepanie Vogt (LIE) 6:3 6:3 (Gold medal)
Minella/Philippe (LUX) def. Petursdottir/Sigurdardottir (ISL) 6:0 6:0
Minella/ Philippe (LUX) def. Hemmerle/Vogt (LIE) 6:2 6:2 (Gold medal)
:hearts: Picture Gallery from the event: :hearts:
The talented Mandy Minella who is in a good shape this year (increasing her ranking from 331 to 269) fulfilled without too much effort the "mission gold".
Lynn Philippe is certainly unknown to tennis experts; here are her pictures
Anne :woohoo: :woohoo: :bounce:
I knew she would win it :lick:
congrats baby :smooch: and best of luck tomorrow :D, everything is possible just fight! ;)
Now let's desperate Sharapova, Anne! :bounce: :hehehe:
Imagine the many quality points you will get... :secret:
I thought that to play with Sharapova would bring one good thing: we would have some photos from match and I expected some nice photos of Anne.....
but hell, I expected unexpected.... :mad:
these stupid photographers can do nothing more thanis make photos only of one player :mad: :mad: :mad:
somebody should :armed: them.... :mad:
now I feel much better....:angel: ;)
anyway nice fight in first set Anne, it's not a tragedy or a shame to lose with Sharapova ;)
I'm looking forward to next tourney, hopefully with much better draw ;)
stay health and best of luck next time! :yeah: :hug:
Good luck at future tournament, Anne and Claudine!
Even my newspaper in Luxembourg posted a picture of... Maria Sharapova instead of Anne Kremer. :rolleyes: :tape:
By the way this Birmingham tournament is very mean considering points; Anne will receive only 13 points (9p + 4 Qp) for her first round victory. :sad:
I hope Anne will play the lower tournament next week in order to avoid the top players in early rounds and finally enter a quarterfinal or even a semifinal of a tournament. :p
:bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:
Anne doing great in Eastbourne Cup, nice to see that she's ready for Wimbledon :bounce: :bounce:
allez Anne, beat them all! :p
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