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Re: Wk.23 DFS Classic-Birmingham(In PROGRESS!!!)

E.W.T.A. Week 23

DFS Classic
Birmingham,Great Britain
Tier III
Final Preview


Venus Williams
vs.


(8)Ashley Harkleroad


Road to final

Venus Williams
R1: Nicole Vaidisova 6-4 6-4
R2: (5)Justine Henin 6-3 6-4
QF: (3)Agnes Szavay 6-2 5-7 6-2
SF: Alexandra Stevenson 7-6 4-6 6-4
F: (8)Ashley Harkleroad ???

(8)Ashley Harkleroad
R1: Martina Muller 6-4 6-3
R2: (WC)Laura Robson 1-6 7-6 6-3
QF: (2)Maria Kirilenko 6-3 3-6 6-4
SF: Anne Keothavong 6-3 4-6 6-4
F: Venus Williams ???

Head-to-head

First meeting

Preview

This is such a great final, as two Americans face off for the first time in a EWTA final. Also this is only one of the three grass tournaments before the Wimbledon, so the winner of this final definately will be one to watch at Wimbledon!!

Venus Williams is our first title winner and our first number one, she has had a consistent season so far! Except the clay season, she lost many first rounds, even at Roland Garros to qualifer Nadia Petrova!! So Venus is coming here without a good form, and she proves that why she played bad at clay, because she really loves grass!! Her road to final is impressive, beating some seeded players and in-form players. She has got the experiences, so she definately has some winning chaces against Ashley!!

But Ashley is playing her best tennis so far in this season, she reached her first Grand Slam final last week at RG, and she proves that her good tennis can be played on every surfaces!! Her road to final is also impressive, beating two Brtish and world number two Maria Kirilenko en route to the final. Although she is just a newcomer, but she has already got some wins against the top 5 players, so will she beat Venus??

Who will win on this beautiful grass courts?? Catch up the final at 8:00 pm(Perth time)!!

Ranings projection

This is probarly the most important thing that Venus and Ashley wants to know!!

If Venus won the tournament, Venus will be ranked #14, and Ashley will be ranked #11!!
If Ashley won the tournament, Ashley will be ranked #10, and Venus will still be ranked #16!!

So it's really important for Ashley to reach the top 10 or not!!
And for Venus, it will be a really good imporvement for her, if she loses this final, she will have the same ranking as Serena(#16)!!

BTW, good luck to you two!!
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Re: Wk.23 DFS Classic-Birmingham(In PROGRESS!!!)

E.W.T.A. Week 23

DFS Classic
Birmingham,Great Britain
Singles Main Draw
Final


Edgbaston Priory Club Centre Court
vs.
Venus Williams vs. (8)Ashley Harkleroad

First Set


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Re: Wk.23 DFS Classic-Birmingham(In PROGRESS!!!)

E.W.T.A. Week 23

DFS Classic
Birmingham,Great Britain
Singles Main Draw
Final


Edgbaston Priory Club Centre Court
vs.
Venus Williams vs. (8)Ashley Harkleroad

7-6
Second Set


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E.W.T.A. Week 23

DFS Classic
Birmingham,Great Britain
Singles Main Draw
Final


Edgbaston Priory Club Centre Court
vs.
Venus Williams vs. (8)Ashley Harkleroad

7-6
5-7
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Please congratulate our DFS Classic champion
Miss Venus Williams!!


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Re: Wk.23 DFS Classic-Birmingham(Winner: V.Williams)

Venus won by CTS!



Vera Zvonareva * Ana Ivanović * Li Na * Laura Robson ......
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Betina Jozami / Su-Wei Hsieh go team, take the title!

[B]Gisela Dulko - Paula Ormaechea - Maria Kirilenko -
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Venus won by CTS!
I beat you here too. PTT, EWTA, OWTT.

THIS IS MY HOUSE!!

COME ON VENUS!!! Shazow, Shazow, how you like me now?

And here you are, a black unicorn.
Mythical and mystical since the day that you were born.
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Hsiesh Jozami def Kirilenko Azarenka 5-7 7-6 7-5

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betina and suwei!
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Betina and suwei my first doubles title!

[B]Gisela Dulko - Paula Ormaechea - Maria Kirilenko -
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