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TheBoiledEgg Nov 15th, 2001 03:21 PM

Vera Dushevina Cheering Club !!!!!!!
She destroyed the World #1 Eva Birnerova 6-2 6-1 in the Grade 2 event in Luxembourg and is into QF dropping only 6 games.

Hopefully she will get to play Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semis.

15 yr old Vera..... power/strength /height and great groundies with a pretty good serve.

<br /> Vera will make some waves next year.

Martian KC Nov 15th, 2001 04:29 PM

Congrats to Vera! Hoping to know more about her in the future. <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

the cat Nov 15th, 2001 06:23 PM

Way to go Vera! Eggy, do you think Vera D. could be on the same level as Maria Sharapova and Dinara Safina? And where does Vera train? In Russia, or abroad?

TheBoiledEgg Nov 15th, 2001 07:20 PM

Vera trains in Moscow. <br />Coach is Maniouhova Granotoulova .

She was part of U14 team that won last years World Junior Tennis , <br />played in U16 team this yr and won all her matches.

She's definately very talented and I'd put her up there with Dinara but she won't get as much limelight as her for obvious reasons.

TheBoiledEgg Nov 16th, 2001 04:37 PM

Vera won again and is into Semis <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

she dropped just to games to 8th seeded Debbrich Feys (BEL)

Vera only lost 8 games in making semis and tomorrow faces #1 seed and compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Go Vera go !!!!!!!!!

the cat Nov 16th, 2001 06:26 PM

Eggy, you're openly rooting for Vera over Svetlana?

TheBoiledEgg Nov 16th, 2001 08:11 PM

Not Openly rooting for her but I know she will give her a great match.

Unfortunately no bonus pts in juniors <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> so Vera won't get extra pts for beating World #1 , or if she bt Svetlana #3.

Still top 100 beckons in her 1st big jr event

TheBoiledEgg Nov 18th, 2001 05:29 PM

Semifinal Vera Douchevina d. Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6(4) 6-4 :D

FINALVera Douchevina d. Barbora Strycova 6-4 6-4 :D

well done Vera !!!!

great stuff girl and 3 wins over top 10 players :)
this will really give her a boost :)

Martian KC Nov 18th, 2001 06:04 PM

Eggy, I know you must be annoyed with this question <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> , but how does she play? She literally killed all the top seeds in this tourney. I take it she must be very powerful to have beaten Svetlana and Barbora.

TheBoiledEgg Nov 18th, 2001 06:17 PM

She's powerful , a wonderful 1st serve and heavy groundies, plus she can volley a bit as well.

She's a baseliner with DH backhand.

This was her 1st big junior event ( only others were small ones grade 4/5)

it will push her rank up around 90 places to around 80.

the cat Nov 19th, 2001 02:51 PM

Congatulations to Vera! To beat such good junior players in the same tournament is a fine accomplishment. Especially when you consider how much less experienced she is compared to Strycova and Kuznetsova. Vera is a big girl. Let's hope she can grow into her body and use her size and power as a weapon. Udachi Vera!

TheBoiledEgg Feb 25th, 2002 07:38 PM

about time this got a bump :)

Vera's done great since last on here and is now #26 on the Junior ranks after her 2nd big title in Germany at the weekend, following her QF appearance at the AUS OPEN.

Vera's gonna make a huge impact on the game in 2002.

Plus she also won doubles with Anna Bastrikova :)

TheBoiledEgg Mar 5th, 2002 12:28 PM

another good weekend for Vera :)

won all 3 singles in the finals of the European Winter Cup and we won the tournament :)

Vera is gonna be something special when she gets everything into gear and once everything is ironed out......

She's got the lot !!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg Apr 23rd, 2002 07:18 PM

Vera's 1st 10K :) in Cavtat CRO

she qualified and won her 1st match

Nina Egger 6-3 6-3 :bounce: :bounce:

Vera will play Shelley Stephens or Blanka Kumbarova in rd2

go Vera go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the cat Apr 23rd, 2002 11:16 PM

What is the European Cup? I've never heard of it. And who was on the Russian team?

Udachi Vera! Maybe someday Vera will be on equal footing with Maria Sharapova and Dinara Safina! :)

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