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Old Apr 26th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #76
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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

Despina lost in the final
Despina
Here are pictures of her from the tournament:



Despina looks sooooo not-Greek

Despina gained 75 singles ranking points plus some doubles points from this event so her ranking should rise from 231 to about #126
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Old Apr 28th, 2009, 01:28 AM   #77
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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

Despina's Junior Rank:
231-->126
This week's tournament: A Grade 2 in Italy
Here is the Main Draw:

(1)Lesley Kerkhove (NED) v (Q)Polina Pekhova (BLR)
Carolina Pillot (ITA) v (Q)Samira Giger (SUI)

(LL)Martina Parmigiani (ITA) v (wc)Greys Moroder (ITA)
(8)Paula Kania (POL) v Ksenia Gospodinova (RUS)

(4)Nadiya Kichenok (UKR) v (LL)Marta Bertolaso (ITA)
(LL)Elena Bertoia (ITA) v (LL)Klara Koprivova (CZE)

(Q)Yulia Putintseva (RUS) v (wc)Stefania Rubini (ITA)
(5)An-Sophie Mestach (BEL) v Nastja Kolar (SLO)

(6)Martina Trevisan (ITA) v Denisa Allertova (CZE)
Ursa Jerman (SLO) v Valentyna Ivakhnenko (UKR)

Irina Khromacheva (RUS) v (Q)Sara Eccel (ITA)
(3)Richel Hogenkamp (NED) v Despina Papamichail (GRE)

(7)Vivien Juhaszova (SVK) v Zsofia Miko (HUN)
Malou Ejdesgaard (DEN) v (wc)Silvia Albano (ITA)

Demi Schuurs (NED) v (wc)Alice Vicini (ITA)
(2)Valeria Savinykh (RUS) v Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR)

Go Despina!
A semifinal in singles will assure her a spot in the top 100
But she can get there if she reaches R1 or QF if she does good in doubles too
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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

5-7 0-6
Despina
she must be tired from so much tennis lately

According to tennisnews.gr, Dinara Safina and Joachim Johansson have competed here in the past


Doubles draw not yet released
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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

well its ok that she lost.she played more than enough games!time to rest and go for more matches/wins!
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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

G2 Prato, Italy MD:
Singles Main Draw

(1)Martina Trevisan (ITA) v Michela Casanova (SUI)
(Q)Yulia Putintseva (RUS) v (LL)Alice Savoretti (ITA)

Vladislava Kuzmenkova (BLR) v (LL)Elena Bertoia (ITA)
(8)Anastasia Mukhametova (RUS) v Vanda Lukacs (HUN)

(3)Kyra Shroff (IND) v Viktoria Kisialeva (BLR)
Duygu Ozturk (TUR) v (wc)Chiara Mendo (ITA)

Hilda Melander (SWE) v Rachel Kahan (USA)
(6)Despina Papamichail (GRE) v (wc)Alessia Camplone (ITA)

(7)Noel Scott (USA) v Samira Giger (SUI)
Michaela Boev (BEL) v (wc)Sara Dami (ITA)

Polina Pekhova (BLR) v (wc)Lorenza Stefanelli (ITA)
(4)Malou Ejdesgaard (DEN) v Ksenia Gospodinova (RUS)

(5)Carolina Pillot (ITA) v (LL)Lisa Vallone (ITA)
Harriet Sheahan (AUS) v (Q)Francesca Palmigiano (ITA)

Sviatlana Pirazhenka (BLR) v (Q)Sara Eccel (ITA)
(2)Ekaterina Nikitina (RUS) v (Q)Carolina Orsi (ITA)

Pame Despina!!!!!!
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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

Despina won 6-0 6-3
Hilda Melander will be Despina's opponent in the second round
Go Despina!

Also, Richel Hogenkamp, the girl who Despina lost to last week ended up winning that whole tournament, so Despina should be proud that she lost to her, and not someone else who lost in the next round
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good win!
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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

Interesting article
It seems that Despina will play Junior Roland Garros this year
If she comes to the US Open, I MIGHT GET TO SEE HER PLAY
And she's currently playing in a tournament where Haas, Federer, Ivanovic, and Clijsters have played

Άνετα η Δέσποινα στο 2ο γύρο


Η Δέσποινα Παπαμιχαήλ αυτή την εβδομάδα βρίσκεται στην πόλη Πράτο της Ιταλίας για το τουρνουά 17th International Junior Tournament Citta' Di Prato. Η αθλήτρια του Ο.Α.Ο Φίλαθλος πέρασε άνετα στο 2ο γύρο επικρατώντας άνετα με 60 63 της αντιπάλου της Alessia CAMPLONE από την Ιταλία. Επόμενος αντίπαλος της Δέσποινας είναι η Σουηδέζας Hilda MELANDER (Νο 186 ITF Juniors Combined Ranking).

Η Δέσποινα που βρίσκεται στο Νο 121 ITF Juniors Combined Ranking αγωνίζεται προκειμένου να αποκτήσει τους βαθμούς που θα της επιτρέψουν να λάβει μέρος στο Roland Garros Juniors.

To 17th International Junior Tournament Citta' Di Pratο είναι βαθμού δυσκολίας 2, οι αγώνες γίνονται σε Red Clay γήπεδα, για την 19η εβδομάδα του ITF Juniors ημερολογίου.

Από το συγκεκριμένο τουρνουά έχουν περάσει μεγάλα ονόματα του τένις, όπως ο Roger Federer νικητής το 1997, Tomy Haas νικητής το 1995, η Ana Ivanovic, η Kim Clijsters.

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I looked it up, and Despina is currently 29 out of junior roland garros qualifying
I hope for withdrawals
What do you think about Despina? How far can she go on the WTA level? I say without a doubt top 50. Top 20 is defintely reachable too. Although Eleni got all the way to #14, she wasn't there for long. If Despina gets up to #20, she will be a regular top 20 player, as she is very consistent I don't know how much further she can go, but first let's focus on the junior tour.
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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

RG???hey i really hope she makes it!!!!!who knows what can happen next!!!good luck to her!now that eleni is making no progress we need something to cheer about!!!!
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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

R2: (6)Papamichail d. Melander 67 64 64
QF: (6)Papamichail d. Mendo 61 62
SF: (6)Papamichail vs. (Q)Putintseva

R1: (4)Gospodinova/Papamichail d. Kisialeva/Pirazhenka 62 26 10-6
QF: (4)Gospodinova/Papamichail d. Palmigiano/Stefanelli 75 62
SF: (4)Gospodinova/Papamichail d. (2)Pillot/Trevisan 63 67 10-8
F: (1)Nikitina/Schroff d. (4)Gospodinova/Papamichail 6-0 6-3
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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

Με λένε Δέσποινα


Η Δέσποινα Παπαμιχαήλ κάνει γνωστό το όνομά της στα γήπεδα της Ευρώπης. Αυτή την εβδομάδα βρίσκεται στην πόλη Πράτο της Ιταλίας για το τουρνουά 17th International Junior Tournament Citta' Di Prato. Η αθλήτρια του Ο.Α.Ο Φίλαθλος έχει φτάσει στα ημιτελικά του μονού και στον τελικό του διπλού. Στον 1ο γύρο επικράτησε άνετα με 60 63 της αντιπάλου της Alessia CAMPLONE από την Ιταλία, στο 2ο γύρο ήρθε αντιμέτωπη με την Σουηδέζα Hilda MELANDER (Νο 186 ITF Juniors Combined Ranking). Με το πείσμα που διακρίνει την Δέσποινα κέρδισε την αντίπαλό της με 6-7(3) 6-4 6-4. Μετά τον αγώνα η νεαρή αθλήτρια μας είπε: "Ήταν δύσκολος αγώνας... Ένιωθα λίγο κουρασμένη ψυχολογικά και σωματικά αλλά με λίγο πείσμα τα κατάφερα". Στα προημιτελικά πέρασε 6-1 6-2 εύκολα την Ιταλίδα αντίπαλό της Chiara Mendo και πέρασε στα ημιτελικά του τουρνουά.


Στα διπλά με συμπαίκτρια την Ksenia GOSPODINOVA έχασαν 6-0, 6-3 στον τελικό από το Νο1 του ταμπλό τις Ekaterina NIKITINA (RUS) και Kyra SHROFF.

Η Δέσποινα που βρίσκεται στο Νο 121 ITF Juniors Combined Ranking αγωνίζεται προκειμένου να αποκτήσει τους βαθμούς που θα της επιτρέψουν να λάβει μέρος στο Roland Garros Juniors.

To 17th International Junior Tournament Citta' Di Pratο είναι βαθμού δυσκολίας 2, οι αγώνες γίνονται σε Red Clay γήπεδα, για την 19η εβδομάδα του ITF Juniors ημερολογίου.

Από το συγκεκριμένο τουρνουά έχουν περάσει μεγάλα ονόματα του τένις, όπως ο Roger Federer νικητής το 1997, Tomy Haas νικητής το 1995, η Ana Ivanovic, η Kim Clijsters.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 03:46 AM   #88
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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

Well, Despina lost in the semis to the eventual champion
But here is a pic from the doubles final-
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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

yea they made the final in doubles but lost 6-0, 6-3 to no 1 in the draw Ekaterina NIKITINA and Kyra SHROFF.

in singles she lost to no1 in the draw and no 81 in the itf ITF Juniors Combined Ranking TREVISAN
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Re: Goddess in training: Despina Papamichail

Despina jumped up the junior rankings this week. She is now#90
2nd all-time on the Greek list
This week she passed Asimina Kaplani, last week Nikoleta Kirpritidou and the week before that Anna Gerasimou. She is just the third Greek to ever crack the juniors top 100
Despina
She isn't playing this week though
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