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goldenlox Jun 22nd, 2007 10:21 PM

Vera plays Timea Bacsinszky SUI

In doubles

Nicole Vaidisova CZE
Barbora Zahlavova strycova CZE
Vera Dushevina RUS (14)
Tatiana Perebiynis UKR (14)

sorcerer Jun 23rd, 2007 04:58 PM

Re: Wimbledon
Vera and Tatiana were warming up this morning by jogging round Henman Hill. And Vera is pretty useful with a football she was doing keep ups to about 10. Quite impressive!

goldenlox Jun 24th, 2007 12:34 PM

Re: Wimbledon
Court 11 - 12:00 noon Start
Alejandro Falla (COL) v. Sam Querrey (USA)
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) v. Vera Dushevina (RUS)

Good luck Vera, Udachi!

goldenlox Jun 25th, 2007 09:00 PM

Re: Wimbledon
Vera won 64 75

goldenlox Jun 26th, 2007 10:17 PM

Re: Wimbledon
Vera plays Justine on Centre Court

goldenlox Jun 27th, 2007 03:24 PM

Re: Wimbledon
Vera lost 06 46. As a junior Wimbledon champion, Vera deserved to play the world #1 on Centre Court.
Now she has doubles.

Topspin2 Jun 27th, 2007 03:34 PM

Re: Wimbledon
Vera lost 0:6 4:6 :sad:
Good look in doubles!!! :bounce:

Foot's Fingers Jun 28th, 2007 07:58 AM

Re: Wimbledon
Pair Of Aces Puts Henin Through

Henin Concentrates
©Reuters / E.Keogh

Wednesday, 27 June, 2007

Justine Henin nearly spoiled a good afternoon’s workout by allowing opponent Vera Dushevina back into a match she had dominated, but two successive aces saw her clinch a place in round three.

The top seed and strong favourite for this year’s title looked to be on course for a quick turnaround as she took the opening set without losing a game, dominating the 20-year-old Russian, right from the moment play was called.

Like Dushevina, spectators were shell-shocked at the speed of the world number one, her court coverage and blinding sweeps of shots, especially those cross court off her delightful backhand.

Nerves and no doubt the Centre Court setting and occasion played a part in what proved a poor performance from the Russian, who was making her fourth appearance at Wimbledon but playing in the second round for only the first time.

The crowd, sensing her discomfiture, attempted to lift her spirits by acclaiming her winning shots. But it was all to no avail as Henin stormed through the first set in 20 minutes.

Henin is not usually the type to relax her grip when in a winning position and she jumped quickly into a 3-1 lead in the second set. But then Dushevina found her range and a bit more confidence, to suddenly provide the Belgian with a contest.

To the surprise of those watching, she levelled at 3-3, converting the second break point to come her way in the sixth game, to the approval of the fans supporting the underdog.

She continued to push the top seed and even earned another break point but Henin kept control and struck those two aces to claim the match 6-0, 6-4.

With nothing to lose, Dushevina challenged the call on the final point, but her fate was confirmed by Hawk-Eye.

The contest was one-sided, as expected, but it did provide the top seed with a good hour's workout on Centre Court

goldenlox Jul 5th, 2007 02:15 AM

Re: Wimbledon
Vera plays mixed tomorrow. She's still playing at Wimbledon on the 2nd Thursday.

goldenlox Jul 6th, 2007 04:20 PM

Re: Wimbledon
Vera lost a very close 13-11 to Lena L in mixed

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