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Old May 27th, 2007, 11:58 PM   #1
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French Open 2007: Andrew's TV-reports (preview + 1r + 2r + 3r + 4r + qf)

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ROLAND GARROS (Paris, France; red clay; Grand Slam)
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Contents
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1. UK TV-alert
2. First-round draw
3. Andrew's wishes
4. Nicole Vaidišová preview
5. Order of play for Monday

This report is derived from my full tournament-reports (preview + Day 1):
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=300336

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1. UK TV-alert
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The French Open will be televised on BBCi from 09:50 BST each day of the tournament (digital viewers press Red or select the appropriate Freeview-channel - 301 or 302).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6102132.stm
>>>
Sunday 27th May to Sunday 3rd June, 10:00-19:00, BBCi
Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th June, 11:00-19:00, BBCi
Thursday 7th June, 13:00-19:00, BBCi
Friday 8th June, 12:00-19:00, BBCi
Saturday 9th June: Women's final 14:00-16:30, BBC Two
Sunday 10th June: Men's final 13:45-19:00, BBCi
Sunday 10th June: Highlights of men's final 16:00-17:30, BBC Two
<<<

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2. First-round draw (Sunday's losers removed)
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2.1 Top quarter
---------------

* JUSTINE HENIN [1] won
* Tamira Paszek won
* Tamarine Tanasugarn v Casey Dell'Acqua [WC]
* MARA SANTANGELO [28] v Agnieszka Radwańska

* Roberta Vinci v SYBILLE BAMMER [20] (forza Roberta!)
* Yaroslava Shvedova v Olga Savchuk [Q] (davai Yaroslava!)
* Pauline Parmentier [WC] v Mariya Koryttseva [Q]
* Sandra Klösel v LI,NA [16]

* DINARA SAFINA [10] won
* Melinda Czink v Tzipora Obziler
* Timea Bacsinszky [Q] v Zheng,Jie (hopp Timea!)
* Yvonne Meusburger v FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE [23]

* SÉVERINE BRÉMOND [31] v Michaëlla Krajíček (both nice, but I don't like Michaëlla's new hairstyle so allez Séverine!)
* Olivia Sánchez [WC] v Shenay Perry
* Milagros Sequera v Virginie Razzano
* SERENA WILLIAMS [8] won


2.2 Second quarter: Vaidišová
-----------------------------

* JELENA JANKOVIĆ [4] v Stéphanie Foretz [WC]
* Catalina Castańo v Emma Laine [LL]
* Ashley Harkleroad v Aleksandra Wozniak (go Ashley!)
* Alizé Cornet [WC] v VENUS WILLIAMS [26] (allez Alizé!)

* MARION BARTOLI [18,S] v Aravane Rezaď (both nice - peut la meilleure le gagner!)
* Jarmila Gajdošová v Andrea Petković [Q]
* Mathilde Johansson [WC] v Anna-Lena Grönefeld (allez Mathilde!)
* Angelique Kerber v ELENA DEMENTIEVA [13]

* NADIA PETROVA [11] v Kveta Peschke [Q]
* Anastasiya Yakimova v Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro [WC]
* Nuria Llagostera Vives v Anna Smashnova
* Akiko Morigami [s] v TATHIANA GARBIN [19] (ganbatte Akiko!)

* SAMANTHA STOSUR [27] v Jamea Jackson
* Maria Kirilenko [DF] v Maria Elena Camerin (both nice, but my loyalty is to Kirilenko)
* Akgul Amanmuradova [Q] v Vania King
* NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v Emmanuelle Gagliardi (pojďme Nicole!)


2.3 Third quarter: Hantuchová
-----------------------------

* ANA IVANOVIĆ [7,DF] v Sofia Arvidsson [LL] (ajde Ana!)
* Sania Mirza v Alberta Brianti (go Sania!)
* Tatiana Poutchek v Youlia Fedossova [WC]
* JULIA VAKULENKO [30] v Ioana Raluca Olaru [Q] (davai Julia!)

* Varvara Lepchenko v ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [24] (davai Varvara!)
* Elena Likhovtseva v Chan,Yung-Jan (davai Elena!)
* Olga Poutchkova v Eleni Daniilidou (davai Olga!)
* DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] v Jelena Kostanić Tošić (poďme Daniela!)

* SHAHAR PE'ER [15] v Kaia Kanepi (kadima Shahar!)
* Edina Gallovits v Vasilisa Bardina
* Vera Dushevina v Camille Pin
* KATARINA SREBOTNIK [17] v Anastasia Rodionova (dajmo Katarina!)

* MARTINA MÜLLER [32] v Rossana de los Ríos [Q]
* Dominika Cibulková [Q] v Sun,Tiantian (poďme Dominika!)
* Anastasia Myskina v Meghann Shaughnessy (davai Anastasia!)
* Ekaterina Bychkova v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [3] (davai Ekaterina!)


2.4 Bottom quarter: Chakvetadze, Sharapova
------------------------------------------

* AMÉLIE MAURESMO [5] v Laura Granville
* Caroline Wozniacki v Nathalie Dechy
* Flavia Pennetta [DF] v Nicole Pratt (forza Flavia!)
* LUCIE ŠAFÁŘOVÁ [25,DF] v Yulia Beygelzimer (pojďme Lucie!)

* AI SUGIYAMA [21] v Eva Birnerová
* Romina Oprandi v Meilen Tu
* Anne Kremer v Ágnes Szávay [Q]
* ANNA CHAKVETADZE [9,EF] v Alicia Molik (davai Anna!)

* Martina Suchá v PATTY SCHNYDER [14] (poďme Martina!)
* Zuzana Ondrášková v Kateryna Bondarenko (pojďme Zuzana!)
* Karin Knapp v Victoria Azarenka
* Iveta Benešová v ALYONA BONDARENKO [22] (both nice; my loyalty is to Iveta)

* GISELA DULKO [29,DF] v Hsieh,Su-Wei [Q,S] (ˇvamos Gisela!)
* Julia Schruff v Alla Kudryavtseva [Q]
* Lourdes Domínguez Lino v Jill Craybas
* MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF] v Emilie Loit (davai Maria!)

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3. Andrew's wishes (Nicole-filtered)
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NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF]:
1r + Emmanuelle Gagliardi
2r + (1r: Akgul Amanmuradova [Q] v Vania King)
3r + Maria Kirilenko [DF]
4r + Akiko Morigami [s]
qf + (1r: MARION BARTOLI [18,S] v Aravane Rezaď)
sf + SÉVERINE BRÉMOND [31]
_f + MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF]

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4. Nicole Vaidišová preview
---------------------------

Last year, Nicole came here as a promising 17-year-old, having just won Strasbourg (her sixth and latest WTA singles-title). She enjoyed a trailblazing French Open, upsetting world #1 Amélie Mauresmo and Venus Williams back to back to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final.

This year, Nicole comes in having reached a career-high ranking of #7 on 14th May (when retired #5 Kim Clijsters was removed from the rankings), following a year with five WTA Tier I/II semi-finals (but no more WTA finals), plus her second Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open.

But she has been pulling out of tournaments left, right and centre with a right-wrist injury, and hasn't played since sealing a whitewash-victory for Czechia over Slovakia in World Group II of the Fed Cup on the eve of her 18th birthday.

When she pulled out of Strasbourg, Nicole said, "My wrist is still bothering me and it is not enabling me to compete at 100%. I will continue my daily rehab with my medical team in an effort to get ready for the French Open."

It's a lousy time for Nicole to be injured, and her ranking looks set to plummet out of the top ten as the points from Strasbourg and the French Open 2006 come off. She's already down from #7 to #10 after Strasbourg (too late to affect her French Open seeding), and could drop as low as #15 after the French Open unless she can pull off a miracle. :-(


4.1 First round
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Emmanuelle Gagliardi is currently ranked #110, and has played a mixture of WTA Tour and ITF Women's Circuit tournaments this year, with a positive 17:13 win/loss ratio, but nothing too scary (her highest victim being #79 Ekaterina Bychkova).

Gagliardi has even less power than the young Tatiana Golovin who beat her at Wimbledon 2004 - the last time that I saw Gagliardi play. Normally, Nicole would eat her for breakfast, but with Nicole's wrist-injury meaning that she cannot play at 100%, there's a big question-mark over Nicole's prospects against anyone at the moment.

So if Nicole doesn't reach the second round, it will be 100% because of her wrist-injury and nothing to do with Gagliardi's modest abilities.


4.2 Second round
----------------

Vania King (presumably no relation to Billie Jean King) is one of the dying breed of young Americans, none of whom seem to be worthy successors to Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport or the Williams sisters.

King had a stunning run to the Bangkok Tier III title last October, with six 6-1 sets in her first four matches! But she's had a disappointing 2007 so far, with an 11:12 win/loss record and a highest victim of #59 Jelena Kostanić Tošić.

Akgul Amanmuradova is a dangerous floater. She's very tall, with a big serve, and looks just like the first four letters of her surname! ;-) But her 2007 results are even more modest than King's (highest victim #90 Jarmila Gajdošová).

A healthy Nicole would have no trouble in her first two rounds.


4.3 Third round
---------------

My dream match-up would be Nicole v Maria Kirilenko, but sadly Little Maria's slump has gone from bad to worse this year, and she comes into Roland Garros on a losing-streak of 6 matches, although she did score a 6-1 6-2 win over #28 Flavia Pennetta and a 6-2 6-3 win over #15 Shahar Pe'er early in the year.

The /likely/ opponent is Samantha Stosur. I don't know how much she serves & volleys on clay, but she beat #4 Amélie Mauresmo at Rome a couple of weeks ago, and is an altogether more dangerous opponent for Nicole than the other six players in this 16th - although Nicole does have a 3:0 head-to-head, with comprehensive victories in their last two meetings.


4.4 Fourth round
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Nicole faces a steep difficulty-gradient if she has to play Nadia Petrova - the powerful and muscular player who won WTA Paris in February and was runner-up to Tatiana Golovin at Amelia Island, but who retired at Rome with low-back pain two weeks ago.

Petrova leads their head-to-head 3:1, and their last meeting was a 6-1 6-2 blow-out at Linz last October. Nicole's lone win over Petrova came in the Bangkok 2005 final: 16-year-old Nicole won her fifth WTA singles-title while 23-year-old Petrova had yet to win one - but now Petrova has won seven titles to Nicole's six!


4.5 Quarter-finals
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The form-player in this quarter is recent world #4 Jelena Janković, who has won the titles at Auckland, Charleston and Rome this year. Many people are talking about Janković like they expect her to win a Grand Slam. I can only assume that she's developed her game radically from the low-power counterpuncher she's been every time /I've/ seen her play - most recently when she was the beneficiary of Venus Williams's unforced errors at Wimbledon 2006.

Nicole leads their head-to-head 4:2, but Janković has won two of their last three meetings - most significantly in 3r US Open 2006, where Janković went on to reach the semi-finals where she choked even more dramatically than Nicole did on the verge of reaching what would have been her first Grand Slam final.

I think Janković made a major blunder by playing Strasbourg this week instead of resting between Rome and the French Open, and she paid the price as she withdrew with gastrointestinal illness after reaching the semi-finals. So she might not be 100% by the start of her French Open campaign.

Another possibility is a rematch of last year's French Open quarter-final between Nicole and Venus Williams. Venus has an impressive 19:5 win/loss record for 2007 so far, but she seems unable to keep the unforced errors at bay when it matters most, and she lost to #59 Aravane Rezaď at Constantinople this week.

The other likely quarter-finalist is 2004 runner-up Elena Dementieva, who won Constantinople when Rezaď retired from the final. Dementieva has an impressive 16:7 win/loss record for 2007 so far, despite missing March and April with a career-threatening stress-fracture in her rib. Nicole won their latest meeting: at the Australian Open 2007.


4.6 Semi-finals
---------------

While I fantasise that the pretty Yuliana Fedak will come through [Edit: Yuliana lost on Sunday], Nicole would likely be facing the winner of a quarter-final between the two form-players of the year so far: Serena Williams and Justine Henin.

I pick Henin to come through that one because clay is her best surface and Serena's worst, and Serena seems to have fallen off from the awesome form that won her the Australian Open and Miami, as she has been struggling with a groin-injury in recent weeks: she retired against Chan,Yung-Jan at Charleston, and lost to Patty Schnyder at Rome.

Nicole has a 0:2 head-to-head against each of Henin and Serena, so defending her semi-final is the best that can be hoped for at this stage. I can only pray that her wrist will have healed in time for the start of her French Open campaign.

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5. Order of play for Monday
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Court 1 (start 11:00 CEST = 09:00 GMT = 10:00 BST)
1. MS 1r: NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO [4] v Stefano Galvani
2. WS 1r: Milagros Sequera v Virginie Razzano
3. MS 1r: Radek Štěpánek v FERNANDO GONZÁLEZ [5]
4. WS 1r: NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v Emmanuelle Gagliardi

Full order of play:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/

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Order of play for Tuesday

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ROLAND GARROS (Paris, France; red clay; Grand Slam)
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Contents
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1. First-round draw
2. Andrew's wishes
3. Order of play for Tuesday


Today for Nicole was a pain
She had to wait for the rain
But tomorrow she'll volley
And then we'll be jolly
And Gagli. will be on a plane

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1. First-round draw (Sunday and Monday's losers removed)
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1.1 Top quarter
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* JUSTINE HENIN [1] won
* Tamira Paszek won
* Tamarine Tanasugarn v Casey Dell'Acqua [WC]
* MARA SANTANGELO [28] v Agnieszka Radwanska

* Roberta Vinci v SYBILLE BAMMER [20] (forza Roberta!)
* Yaroslava Shvedova v Olga Savchuk [Q] (davai Yaroslava!)
* Pauline Parmentier [WC] v Mariya Koryttseva [Q]
* LI,NA [16] won

* DINARA SAFINA [10] won
* Melinda Czink v Tzipora Obziler
* Timea Bacsinszky [Q] v Zheng,Jie (hopp Timea!)
* Yvonne Meusburger v FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE [23]

* Michaëlla Krajícek won
* Olivia Sánchez [WC] v Shenay Perry
* Milagros Sequera v Virginie Razzano
* SERENA WILLIAMS [8] won


1.2 Second quarter: Vaidišová
-----------------------------

* JELENA JANKOVIC [4] v Stéphanie Foretz [WC]
* Catalina Castańo v Emma Laine [LL]
* Ashley Harkleroad won
* VENUS WILLIAMS [26] won

* MARION BARTOLI [18,S] v Aravane Rezaď (both nice - peut la meilleure le gagner!)
* Jarmila Gajdošová v Andrea Petkovic [Q]
* Mathilde Johansson [WC] v Anna-Lena Grönefeld (allez Mathilde!)
* Angelique Kerber v ELENA DEMENTIEVA [13]

* NADIA PETROVA [11] v Kveta Peschke [Q]
* Anastasiya Yakimova v Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro [WC]
* Nuria Llagostera Vives v Anna Smashnova
* TATHIANA GARBIN [19] won

* SAMANTHA STOSUR [27] won
* Maria Kirilenko [DF] v Maria Elena Camerin (both nice, but my loyalty is to Kirilenko)
* Akgul Amanmuradova [Q] v Vania King
* NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v Emmanuelle Gagliardi (pojdme Nicole!)


1.3 Third quarter: Hantuchová
-----------------------------

* ANA IVANOVIC [7,DF] v Sofia Arvidsson [LL] (ajde Ana!)
* Sania Mirza v Alberta Brianti (go Sania!)
* Tatiana Poutchek v Youlia Fedossova [WC]
* JULIA VAKULENKO [30] v Ioana Raluca Olaru [Q] (davai Julia!)

* Varvara Lepchenko v ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [24] (davai Varvara!)
* Elena Likhovtseva v Chan,Yung-Jan (davai Elena!)
* Olga Poutchkova v Eleni Daniilidou (davai Olga!)
* DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] v Jelena Kostanic Tošic (podme Daniela!)

* SHAHAR PE'ER [15] v Kaia Kanepi (kadima Shahar!)
* Edina Gallovits v Vasilisa Bardina
* Vera Dushevina v Camille Pin
* KATARINA SREBOTNIK [17] v Anastasia Rodionova (dajmo Katarina!)

* MARTINA MÜLLER [32] v Rossana de los Ríos [Q]
* Dominika Cibulková [Q] v Sun,Tiantian (podme Dominika!)
* Anastasia Myskina v Meghann Shaughnessy (davai Anastasia!)
* Ekaterina Bychkova v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [3] (davai Ekaterina!)


1.4 Bottom quarter: Chakvetadze, Sharapova
------------------------------------------

* AMÉLIE MAURESMO [5] v Laura Granville
* Caroline Wozniacki v Nathalie Dechy
* Flavia Pennetta [DF] v Nicole Pratt (forza Flavia!)
* LUCIE ŠAFÁROVÁ [25,DF] v Yulia Beygelzimer (pojdme Lucie!)

* AI SUGIYAMA [21] v Eva Birnerová
* Romina Oprandi v Meilen Tu
* Anne Kremer v Ágnes Szávay [Q]
* ANNA CHAKVETADZE [9,EF] v Alicia Molik (davai Anna!)

* Martina Suchá v PATTY SCHNYDER [14] (podme Martina!)
* Zuzana Ondrášková v Kateryna Bondarenko (pojdme Zuzana!)
* Karin Knapp v Victoria Azarenka
* Iveta Benešová v ALYONA BONDARENKO [22] (both nice; my loyalty is to Iveta)

* GISELA DULKO [29,DF] v Hsieh,Su-Wei [Q,S] (ˇvamos Gisela!)
* Julia Schruff v Alla Kudryavtseva [Q]
* Lourdes Domínguez Lino v Jill Craybas
* MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF] v Emilie Loit (davai Maria!)

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2. Andrew's wishes (Nicole-filtered)
------------------

NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF]:
1r + Emmanuelle Gagliardi
2r + (1r: Akgul Amanmuradova [Q] v Vania King)
3r + Maria Kirilenko [DF]
4r + NADIA PETROVA [11]
qf + (1r: MARION BARTOLI [18,S] v Aravane Rezaď)
sf + Michaëlla Krajícek
_f + MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF]

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3. Order of play for Tuesday
----------------------------

Court Philippe Chatrier (start 11:00 CEST = 09:00 GMT = 10:00 BST)
1. WS 1r: NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v Emmanuelle Gagliardi
2. MS 1r: ROGER FEDERER [1] v Michael Russell, 6-4 4-1 to finish
3. WS 1r: MARION BARTOLI [18,S] v Aravane Rezaď
4. MS 1r: MARCOS BAGHDATIS [16] v Sébastien Grosjean
5. MS 1r: Juan Martín del Potro v RAFAEL NADAL [2]

Wow, Nicole on the Roland Garros equivalent of Centre Court! :-) But I've got a bad feeling that BBCi are going to show Jankovic v Foretz (Court Lenglen) instead - I hope I'm wrong, but Jankovic is the one the media are hyping as a dark horse for the title, while they seem to have forgotten Nicole's trailblazing run to the semis last year!
:-||

Full order of play:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/


http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1...ContentID=1385
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(6) Nicole Vaidišová (CZE) vs. Emmanuelle Gagliardi (SUI) - First Meeting

Vaidišová, one of last year's losing semi-finalists at Roland Garros, has had a claycourt-season cut short by a wrist-injury, but despite her recent inactivity, she is still one of the names to look out for at this year's tournament. The Czech teenager made her second Grand Slam semi-final appearance at the Australian Open in January - losing to eventual champion Serena Williams - and carried her good form through to Indian Wells and Miami, where she reached back-to-back quarter-finals.

12-year Tour-veteran Gagliardi will be making her 11th appearance at Roland Garros, and will be hoping to recapture the form she displayed during her run to the fourth round two years ago.
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Andrew's first-round TV-report

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ROLAND GARROS (Paris, France; red clay; Grand Slam)
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Contents
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1. Photos & video
2. First-round TV-report: Vaidišová v Gagliardi
4. First-round scoreboard-report: Kirilenko v Camerin
5. First-round TV-report: Bartoli v Rezaď
3. First-round draw (bottom half)
4. Second-round draw (top half)
5. Andrew's wishes
6. Order of play for Wednesday

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1. Photos & video
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1.1 Photos
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http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/...os&p=vaidisova
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/players/wtaqg92.html

Search Getty Images for "vaidisova"


1.2 Video
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Nicole's press-conference:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/ne...444371484.html

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2. First-round TV-report: Vaidišová v Gagliardi
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+ NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] d. Emmanuelle Gagliardi, 6-4 6-3

I have posted my report of this match, which I saw on TV, at:
http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/ten...i/reports.html

It includes a point-by-point description of the match, transcripts of some of the commentary, my analysis of the statistics, a transcript of Nicole's press-conference, various articles, and a preview of her second-round match against Akgul Amanmuradova.

In a nutshell, Nicole served very well against Gagliardi, but looked rusty, particularly in Gagliardi's service-games. But I didn't see any signs of the right-wrist injury with which she pulled out of Berlin, Rome and Strasbourg.

Nicole ran around her backhand to hit forehands rather too often for my liking - it does leave a huge gap to her right! She might get away with it on the slow red clay, but it could be a reason why grass is her worst surface.

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3. First-round draw (bottom half)
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3.1 Third quarter: Hantuchová
-----------------------------

* ANA IVANOVIĆ [7,DF] v Sofia Arvidsson [LL] (ajde Ana!)
* Sania Mirza v Alberta Brianti (go Sania!)
* Tatiana Poutchek v Youlia Fedossova [WC]
* JULIA VAKULENKO [30] v Ioana Raluca Olaru [Q] (davai Julia!)

* Varvara Lepchenko v ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [24] (davai Varvara!)
* Elena Likhovtseva v Chan,Yung-Jan (davai Elena!)
* Olga Poutchkova v Eleni Daniilidou (davai Olga!)
* DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] v Jelena Kostanić Tošić (poďme Daniela!)

* SHAHAR PE'ER [15] v Kaia Kanepi (kadima Shahar!)
* Edina Gallovits v Vasilisa Bardina
* Vera Dushevina v Camille Pin
* KATARINA SREBOTNIK [17] v Anastasia Rodionova (dajmo Katarina!)

* MARTINA MÜLLER [32] v Rossana de los Ríos [Q]
* Dominika Cibulková [Q] v Sun,Tiantian (poďme Dominika!)
* Anastasia Myskina v Meghann Shaughnessy (davai Anastasia!)
* Ekaterina Bychkova v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [3] (davai Ekaterina!)


3.2 Bottom quarter: Chakvetadze, Sharapova
------------------------------------------

* AMÉLIE MAURESMO [5] v Laura Granville
* Caroline Wozniacki v Nathalie Dechy
* Flavia Pennetta [DF] v Nicole Pratt (forza Flavia!)
* LUCIE ŠAFÁŘOVÁ [25,DF] v Yulia Beygelzimer (pojďme Lucie!)

* AI SUGIYAMA [21] v Eva Birnerová
* Romina Oprandi v Meilen Tu
* Anne Kremer v Ágnes Szávay [Q]
* ANNA CHAKVETADZE [9,EF] v Alicia Molik (davai Anna!)

* Martina Suchá v PATTY SCHNYDER [14] (poďme Martina!)
* Zuzana Ondrášková v Kateryna Bondarenko (pojďme Zuzana!)
* Karin Knapp v Victoria Azarenka
* Iveta Benešová v ALYONA BONDARENKO [22] (both nice; my loyalty is to Iveta)

* GISELA DULKO [29,DF] v Hsieh,Su-Wei [Q,S] (ˇvamos Gisela!)
* Julia Schruff v Alla Kudryavtseva [Q]
* Lourdes Domínguez Lino v Jill Craybas
* MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF] v Emilie Loit (davai Maria!)

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4. Second-round draw (top half)
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* JUSTINE HENIN [1] v Tamira Paszek
* Tamarine Tanasugarn v MARA SANTANGELO [28]
* SYBILLE BAMMER [20] v Olga Savchuk [Q]
* Pauline Parmentier [WC] v LI,NA [16]

* DINARA SAFINA [10] v Tzipora Obziler
* Timea Bacsinszky [Q] v FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE [23] (hopp Timea!)
* Michaëlla Krajíček v Shenay Perry (kom op Michaëlla!)
* Milagros Sequera v SERENA WILLIAMS [8]

* JELENA JANKOVIĆ [4] v Catalina Castańo
* Ashley Harkleroad v VENUS WILLIAMS [26] (go Ashley!)
* MARION BARTOLI [18,S] v Andrea Petković [Q] (allez Marion!)
* Mathilde Johansson [WC] v ELENA DEMENTIEVA [13] (allez Mathilde!)

* Kveta Peschke [Q] v Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro [WC]
* Nuria Llagostera Vives v TATHIANA GARBIN [19]
* Maria Kirilenko [DF] v SAMANTHA STOSUR [27] (davai Maria!)
* NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v Akgul Amanmuradova [Q] (pojďme Nicole!)

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5. Andrew's wishes (Nicole-filtered)
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NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF]:
2r + Akgul Amanmuradova [Q]
3r + Maria Kirilenko [DF]
4r + Kveta Peschke [Q]
qf + MARION BARTOLI [18,S]
sf + Michaëlla Krajíček
_f + MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF]

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6. Order of play for Wednesday (Nicole-filtered)
------------------------------

Court 3 (start 11:00 CEST = 09:00 GMT = 10:00 BST)
1. WS 1r: SHAHAR PE'ER [15] v Kaia Kanepi
2. MS 1r: NOVAK ĐOKOVIĆ [6] v Santiago Giraldo, 6-4 7-6 to finish
3. MS 2r: Simone Bolelli v GUILLERMO CAŃAS [19]
4. WS 2r: JELENA JANKOVIĆ [4] v Catalina Castańo
5. WS 2r: NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v Akgul Amanmuradova [Q]

Full order of play:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/

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Contents
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1. Second-round scoreboard-report: Vaidišová v Amanmuradova
2. Third-round draw
3. Andrew's wishes
4. Order of play for Friday

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1. Second-round scoreboard-report: Vaidišová v Amanmuradova (Wednesday 30th May)
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+ NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] d. Akgul Amanmuradova [Q], 6-2 6-4

I have posted my report of this match, of which I followed live scores, at:
http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/ten...i/reports.html

It includes the point-by-point sequence of scores, my analysis of the statistics, and a preview of Nicole's third-round match against Samantha Stosur.

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2. Third-round draw
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* JUSTINE HENIN [1] v MARA SANTANGELO [28]
* SYBILLE BAMMER [20] v LI,NA [16]
* DINARA SAFINA [10] v FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE [23]
* Michaëlla Krajíček v SERENA WILLIAMS [8]

* JELENA JANKOVIĆ [4] v VENUS WILLIAMS [26]
* MARION BARTOLI [18,S] v ELENA DEMENTIEVA [13] (allez Marion!)
* Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro [WC] v TATHIANA GARBIN [19]
* NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v SAMANTHA STOSUR [27] (pojďme Nicole!)

* ANA IVANOVIĆ [7,DF] v Ioana Raluca Olaru [Q] (ajde Ana!)
* (2r: DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] v Olga Poutchkova) v ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [24]
* SHAHAR PE'ER [15] v KATARINA SREBOTNIK [17] (both nice; my loyalty is to Shahar)
* Dominika Cibulková [Q] v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [3] (poďme Dominika!)

* LUCIE ŠAFÁŘOVÁ [25,DF] v AMÉLIE MAURESMO [5] (pojďme Lucie!)
* ANNA CHAKVETADZE [9,EF] v AI SUGIYAMA [21] (davai Anna!)
* PATTY SCHNYDER [14] v Karin Knapp
* MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF] v Alla Kudryavtseva [Q] (davai Maria!)

Sam Smith tipped Stosur to upset Nicole! :-||

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3. Andrew's wishes (Nicole-filtered)
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NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF]:
3r + SAMANTHA STOSUR [27]
4r + TATHIANA GARBIN [19]
qf + MARION BARTOLI [18,S]
sf + Michaëlla Krajíček
_f + MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF]

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4. Order of play for Friday (Nicole-filtered)
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Court 2 (start 11:00 CEST = 09:00 GMT = 10:00 BST)
1. MS 3r: JUAN CARLOS FERRERO [17] v MIKHAIL YOUZHNY [13]
2. WS 3r: NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v SAMANTHA STOSUR [27]
3. MS 3r: TOMMY ROBREDO [9] v Janko Tipsarević
<snip doubles>

Full order of play:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/

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Andrew's third-round report

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Contents
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1. Third-round report
2. Fourth-round draw
3. Andrew's wishes
4. Order of play for Sunday

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1. Third-round report (Friday 1st June)
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+ NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] d. SAMANTHA STOSUR [27], 6-4 6-4

I've uploaded my third-round scoreboard-report for Nicole v Stosur (including the point-by-point sequence of scores, statistical analysis, articles, and a preview of her third-round match against Tathiana Garbin) to:
http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/ten...i/reports.html

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2. Fourth-round draw
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* JUSTINE HENIN [1] v SYBILLE BAMMER [20]
* DINARA SAFINA [10] v SERENA WILLIAMS [8]
* MARION BARTOLI [18,S] v JELENA JANKOVIĆ [4] (allez Marion!)
* NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v TATHIANA GARBIN [19] (pojďme Nicole!)

* ANA IVANOVIĆ [7,DF] v ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [24] (ajde Ana!)
* SHAHAR PE'ER [15] v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [3] (kadima Shahar!)
* ANNA CHAKVETADZE [9,EF] v LUCIE ŠAFÁŘOVÁ [25,DF] (both nice; my loyalty is to Anna)
* MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF] v PATTY SCHNYDER [14] (davai Maria!)

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3. Andrew's wishes (Nicole-filtered)
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NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF]:
4r + TATHIANA GARBIN [19]
qf + MARION BARTOLI [18,S]
sf + JUSTINE HENIN [1]
_f + MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF]

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4. Order of play for Sunday
---------------------------

Court 1 (start 11:00 CEST = 09:00 GMT = 10:00 BST)
1. WS 4r: NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v TATHIANA GARBIN [19]
2. WS 4r: SHAHAR PE'ER [15] v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [3]
3. WS 4r: ANA IVANOVIC [7] v ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [24]
4. WS 4r: ANNA CHAKVETADZE [9,EF] v LUCIE ŠAFÁŘOVÁ [25,DF]

Full order of play:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/

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Andrew's quarter-final preview

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Contents
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1. Photos & videos
2. Fourth-round results
3. Quarter-final draw/preview
4. Andrew's wishes
5. Order of play for Tuesday

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1. Photos & videos
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1.1 Photos
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http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/photogallery/
- Nicole Vaidišová (3r, 4r, Week 1)

http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/...os&p=vaidisova
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/gallery?pg=1&cap=1
Search Getty Images for "vaidisova"


1.2 Video
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Nicole Vaidišová's 4r press-conference:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/ne...885341390.html

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2. Fourth-round result (Sunday 3rd June)
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+ NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] d. TATHIANA GARBIN [19], 6-3 6-1

My fourth-round report will be posted at a later date.

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3. Quarter-final draw/preview
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* JUSTINE HENIN [1] v SERENA WILLIAMS [8]
* NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v JELENA JANKOVIĆ [4] (pojďme Nicole!)
* ANA IVANOVIĆ [7,DF] v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [3] (ajde Ana!)
* MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF] v ANNA CHAKVETADZE [9,EF] (see preview below)

Jelena Janković really went up in my estimation when I saw her awesome performance against an albeit-injured Marion Bartoli in the fourth round. She certainly wasn't a low-power counterpuncher in that match, as she was when beating Venus Williams at Wimbledon 2006 and again here.

Nicole leads their head-to-head 4:2, but Janković has won two of their last three meetings - most significantly in 3r US Open 2006, where Janković went on to reach the semi-finals where she choked even more dramatically than Nicole did on the verge of reaching what would have been her first Grand Slam final.

It's an intriguing match-up between two of women's tennis's rising stars, one of whom has the better form so far this year, but the other I expect to have a better career.

Nicole's impressive fourth-round result against Tathiana Garbin suggests that while Janković may be the form-favourite, Nicole is certainly in with a shot.


http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1...ContentID=1411
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(4) Jelena Janković (SRB) vs. (6) Nicole Vaidišová (CZE) - Vaidišová leads, 4-2

When Janković and Vaidišová step on court for their quarter-final contest on Tuesday, they certainly will not view each other as strangers, having clashed six times in the past two years. Despite failing to take a set off the Czech teenager in their first three meetings, Janković has had the better of their last three encounters, with a defeat in Linz last October being sandwiched between two three-set victories at the US Open and then Sydney at the turn of the year.

The win at Flushing Meadows proved to be the catalyst for a run all the way to the semi-finals, and Janković will hope victory on her Roland Garros quarter-final début will inspire her to go all the way in Paris. However, Vaidišová will arguably be the 22-year-old Serbian's toughest challenge to date, and the 18-year-old Czech has looked highly impressive during the first week of the tournament. She also has pedigree in the French capital, having made it all the way to the semi-finals in just her second-ever Roland Garros appearance 12 months ago, and if she can repeat the performance she gave during her 66-minute destruction of Tathiana Garbin on Sunday, then she has every chance of going even further this time round.
<<<

Nicole: "I'm just enjoying being on court. She's been playing great lately. She won Rome, and she's in front of the world. She's a great player. I am definitely looking forward to a great match and having fun out there."

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4. Andrew's wishes (Nicole-filtered)
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NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF]:
qf + JELENA JANKOVIĆ [4]
sf + JUSTINE HENIN [1]
_f + ANNA CHAKVETADZE [9,EF]

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5. Order of play for Tuesday
----------------------------

Court Suzanne Lenglen (start 12:00 CEST = 10:00 GMT = 11:00 BST)
1. WS qf: NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v JELENA JANKOVIĆ [4]
2. WS qf: MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF] v ANNA CHAKVETADZE [9,EF]
3. MS qf: NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO [4] v GUILLERMO CAÑAS [19]

BBCi will be on Chatrier all day, so I won't get to see any members of my Eternal Fanship playing their quarter-finals! :-||

Ana is a nice girl and a good tennis-player, who I'm sure is on her way to becoming a Grand Slam champion, and I can understand all the hype about Henin v Williams, but I can't believe they think that the Ivanović v Kuznetsova quarter-final will be a more attractive match than Vaidišová v Janković and especially Sharapova v Chakvetadze!

They should play all four women's quarter-finals back to back on Chatrier, and all four men's quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Full order of play:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/

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Andrew's 4r & QF reports

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Contents
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1. Photos & video
2. Quarter-final result
3. Scoreboard-reports: 4r & QF

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1. Photos & video
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1.1 Photos
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Nicole Vaidišová:
http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/...os&p=vaidisova
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/players/wtaqg92.html
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Various players including Nicole:
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/photogallery/ (Quarterfinal action)
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/gallery?pg=1&cap=1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6722585.stm
http://www.tennis.info/Paris7.html (Third round - day 1, Quarterfinals - day 1)


1.2 Video
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Quarter-final press-conferences:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/ne.../20070605.html

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2. Quarter-final result (Tuesday 5th June)
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- NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] lt. JELENA JANKOVIĆ [4], 3-6 5-7

This loss will cost Nicole her place in the top ten for failing to defend her semi-final, which hardly seems fair because she definitely seems to have played top-ten tennis this tournament. But having pulled out of Berlin, Rome and Strasbourg with a right-wrist injury, I would certainly have signed for a quarter-final loss before the French Open began.

Nicole failed to break Janković's serve until Janković served for the match at 6-3 *5-4. Nicole saved one match-point in that game, and broke after three deuces, only to be broken for 5-6*. Nicole saved three more match-points as Janković served for it a second time, but couldn't deny the on-form Serb victory.

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3. Scoreboard-reports: 4r & QF
------------------------------

I have updated my French Open report for Nicole...
http://geocities.com/andrewbroad/ten..._open2007.html

...with the following matches:
+ 4r: Tathiana Garbin
+ qf: Jelena Janković

Features:
* match-previews
* point-by-point scores
* statistics
* transcripts of press-conferences
* articles

Although Nicole reached the quarter-finals, BBCi didn't televise her after the first round! :-( I can only hope that the BBC will make up for that at Wimbledon, where they didn't televise her (on Freeview) last year, even though she reached the fourth round! :-||

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