Anna wins 1st match in Sea Island -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2003, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 2,863
Anna wins 1st match in Sea Island

From Reuters (the last comments are interesting, to say the least):
Kournikova wins in Cloister Cup

May 8, 2003
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- Anna Kournikova began preparations for the French Open and put her injured side to a test in a first-round victory Wednesday in the Cloister Cup.

Kournikova, recovering from a tear in her left abductor muscle April 9 at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C., beat Maria Fernanda Alves 4-6, 6-4, 3-0. Alves retired after injuring her left thigh in the third set.

``It's not the best match I've played,'' said Kournikova, who needs the work to get set for the French open later this month. ``That's why I'm here. I need to play as many matches as I can.''


Kournikova was rusty from the monthlong layoff. She double-faulted seven times and survived a lackluster performance to advance to Thursday's second round, against Gabriela Volekova.

Down 4-1 in the first set, Kournikova battled back to within 5-4, but lost the next game in deuce to drop the first set. Kournikova lost the first two games of the second set, then rallied to tie it at 4-4 before winning the final two games.

She took the first three games of the third set with ease, as Alves tried to play through her injury.

Kournikova argued several line calls. Given a warning for delay of game after going up 5-4 in the second set, she responded by saying, ``I'm scared.''

Another time, she rolled her eyes at a call, and several times voiced her displeasure with officials rulings.

Prayed through the nights
felt so alone
suffered from alienation
carried the weight on my own
Had to be strong
so I believed
and now I know I've succeeded
in finding the place I conceived
jenglisbe is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2003, 11:12 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Madrid
Posts: 2,734

Go Anna and win this

Yo era la diva de aquella nacion..
Ajrob is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2003, 04:00 PM
Martina&Roger <3
Calliope.'s Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Como, Italy
Posts: 7,823
Go Anna

Larcher de Brito | Giorgi | Bouchard | Goerges | Stephens

Kirilenko | Sharapova | Kvitova | Pennetta | Garcia | Burnett
Azarenka | Wozniacki | McHale | Keys | Puig | Bencic | Italians
Calliope. is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2003, 06:59 PM
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 17
does anyone know anywhere where u can follow live scores for this event?
mattydonaldson is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome