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|Oct 8th, 2005 01:54 PM|
Originally Posted by nicky
|Oct 8th, 2005 01:53 PM|
|nicky||Damn! There goes my vcash|
|Oct 8th, 2005 01:51 PM|
Amélie is in the final!!! 6-3 6-4 is the scores
(thanks for the vcash amélie)
|Oct 8th, 2005 11:05 AM|
wow, that's pretty long, sorry
anyway, you wonder where the pics are? there are no pics! i have the shittiest camera in the world, you know i wanted to buy myself a vespa, but now i'm saving for a semi-professional photo camer. after taking like maybe 15 pics my battery got exhausted even thoug i was charging this crap the whole bloody night.
|Oct 8th, 2005 11:02 AM|
ok, here we go
Emily's day in Filderstadt
ok, my day there was...interesting, i'm not gonna tell you about everything here, coz there's too much to talk about
i expected filderstadt to be a small village, but as soon as i arrived there, i had to realise how wrong i was. what's even worse the tourney isn't really in filderstadt. argh. one of the 'problems' about me, is that i always have to do everything on my own. i hate to ask ppl how to get to places. stupid, i know, but anyway i found the place on the map myself, but still the truth is that even though i knew which bus to get on, i would never know where to get off and where to go, but luckily i saw a girl who was definitely working at the touney, so i simply followed her when i finally got there the very first ppl i saw there were linds' and nastya's coaches, not a bad beginning...then i saw the trainings of some two girls, whose faces i know, but it's the names i can't recall . then i also saw nastya (she seems to be soooo nice), momo, lena, safina and garrigues practising.
2. Kimmie's match
I don't even know what to say, coz you see, she didn't play bad, no she played reslly well - she had everything that you would normally need to win a 1/4final. but unfortunatelly she also had lena on the other side of the net. lena was amazing, i dunno whether it was because i saw her play live for the first time, but i honestly can't recall lena playing that well ever before. she had everything, even the serve. i think i've never seen anyone play that hard and that fast. kim was doing everything she could: running like crazy from one corner to another, doing lots and lots of splits , but it simply didn't work. i dunno what would work for lena that evening.
at one point i freezed, when kim did a split and then grabbed her ankle.
well, anyway, i must say kim's dad seems to be a really funny guy. first he came to watch the warm-up and once it was over he disappeared. then he came back again found himself a sit, where he couldn't be seen that well (i could see him anyway ) and looked totally bored. it was really funny to watch him. then he went to the front row, and everytime kim was anywhere near he was talking to her making her laugh, that was so sweet.
she might have lost the match, but surely not the class - she was actually the only player who lost that evening to take her time to sign a few autographs for the kids, but gee, that look up on her face was saying it all: she was pissed off as hell.
but at least it was a really nice match. lena deserved to win, i hate to say it, but that's the truth. kim did a good job, but she was missing the crucial points. lena was in control throughout the most of the time. but even tough my 'first time' seeing kim wasn't that lucky i got to like her even more. now i can't wait to see her play (and WIN) again.
and a few more words about lena: she's always been one of my faves and she grew in my eyes yday even more. after the match she was so overwhelmed, that at the question: 'where do you get all that power from' she started to tell some stuff about kim being the best player on tour atm. Lol, she didn't get the question, but nevertheless i found it sweet. then she showed up at the stands again during the momo-nadia match. i dunno what's the situation between these two russian players, but lena seemed to be a bit fed up with nadia's constant complaining (the funny thing is that oth nadia and momo complained about the same linesman).
anyway this match, or rather the result spoiled the rest of my evening. i couldn't bother to cheer for momo the way i would usually do. but she had her german fan club over there, and that seemed to be more than enough (btw, she can get so bitchy with the linesmen, ilove it at one point, when her shot was called out she startd to laugh out loud - the linesman seemed to be really embarrassed, then when the same guy called nadia's shot out, ame turned around to him, shook her head and said someting i didn't hear, but he got even more red than before) doesn't matter, there stories don't really belong in this thread. well you can always consider this as my 'public PM to Yas'
3. Coming home
now that was an absolute highlight of the day. it seems everyone stayed there to watch the doubles, but i had to go, in order to catch the train to munich at some decent hour. there were no taxis so i decided to walk to the bus stop...well, i finally ended up walking all the way back to filderstadt, about 5km, totally on my own, it was dark and cold and scary. when i got to the train station it turned out that my train leaves in 2 minutes and the next one comes in two hours, so i started to run as fast as i could, deciding to buy the ticket on the train. luckily the train was about 15 minutes late so i finally bought the ticket and even managed to snack something. you have no idea how happy i was to lay my ass in my bed
|Oct 8th, 2005 10:20 AM|
From the BBC:
Clijsters stunned by Dementieva
Kim Clijsters' bid to become world number one was dented when she crashed out 6-3 3-6 6-2 to Elena Dementieva at the Filderstadt Grand Prix in Germany.
The result ended a 21-match winning streak for the Belgian.
"This was the best match I ever played and will give me confidence for the future," said Dementieva, who will next play Amelie Mauresmo.
In other quarter-final action, top seeded American Lindsay Davenport edged past Anastasia Myskina 6-2 3-6 6-1.
Mauresmo beat Nadia Petrova 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 and Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova beat Italian Flavia Pennetta 6-3 6-4.
My body wasn't up to it
Hantuchova, back in the top 20 after an interval of more than 18 months, was delighted with her performance.
"I am playing much more solidly," she said. "And I have a much better idea of what I am doing on court than I did."
Clijsters was aiming to topple Maria Sharapova off the top of the women's rankings and was in philosophical mood after the defeat.
"I'm not disappointed at not becoming number one," said the Belgian, who was also biddding to become the first player, man or woman, to rise from outside the top 100 to world number one within one year.
"This was the best she ever played against me, but my body wasn't up to it.
"My footwork wasn't the same as in the previous weeks and months." Clijsters will now rest until 24 October when she plays in a tournament in her homeland. She added: "I was getting tired and I think the rest I'm getting now is coming at the perfect time." (as its the start of the basketball season)
|Oct 8th, 2005 10:10 AM|
Originally Posted by Emily.
Call me silly but I read that on the wtatour website:
Dementieva Ends Clijsters' Run
Elena Dementieva (left) ended Kim Clijsters' 21 match winning streak on Friday, defeating the US Open champion 63 36 62 at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix to reach the semifinals, where she'll play No.3 seed Amelie Mauresmo. Defending champion Lindsay Davenport will meet unseeded Slovak Daniela Hantuchova in Saturday's other semifinal.
and the bit I highlighted in bold still makes me giggle Best of luck to Elena today but i'm rooting for Amélie (glad in a way I don't have a kim vs Amélie SF, I don't have any dilemna on who to root for )
|Oct 8th, 2005 10:06 AM|
|-Em-||wow, no comments here after the yesterday's match?|
|Oct 6th, 2005 06:32 PM|
Clijsters edges toward number one spot
By Barry Wood
FILDERSTADT, Germany, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters
overcame Croatia's Karolina Sprem 6-3 6-2 to reach the
quarter-finals of the Filderstadt Grand Prix on Thursday and
edge closer to the number one spot.
The second-seeded Belgian, who could replace Maria Sharapova
at the top of the rankings this week, always looked in control
against the qualifier.
But the match was far more competitive than the score
suggested. Sprem, who enjoyed a promising 2003 season but then
faded, is clearly getting back to the form that allowed her to
beat Venus Williams at Wimbledon last year.
She returned well and often had Clijsters struggling to stay
in the rallies but was ultimately let down by her lack of
"It was quite a battle," said Clijsters. "I've played her
before and today she was a lot more steady. She's got a lot of
power and really goes for her shots and when it goes in it's
very tough and you have to defend well.
"But I knew that once I could break her rhythm a little bit
and keep getting enough balls back that eventually she would
miss, and she did. I felt good and did what I had to to win, and
that's important in these kind of matches."
The Belgian needed six break points to establish a 2-0 lead,
but Sprem immediately broke back. Clijsters then needed another
six break points before breaking again for 4-2.
The pair exchanged breaks at the opening of the second set,
before Clijsters won four games in a row to build a 5-1 lead.
Clijsters then held one match point on Sprem's serve before
serving out for the match.
Clijsters will next face fifth seed Elena Dementieva, who
emerged from an absorbing battle against Nathalie Dechy of
France with a 5-7 6-3 6-4 victory.
Amelie Mauresmo and Nadia Petrova earned easy victories over
'flu-stricken opponents to reach the quarter-finals.
Sixth-seeded Petrova won 6-1 6-1 against fellow Russian
Elena Likhovtseva and third seed Mauresmo of France was 6-0 up
when her Serbian opponent Jelena Jankovic retired after losing
the first three points of the second set.
Likhovtseva, who had previously won three of her five
meetings with Petrova, had an early opportunity to take the lead
but failed to convert two break points at 1-0. From then on
Petrova was never troubled.
She broke to lead 2-1 when Likhovtseva made a backhand error
and after a fine forehand volley gave Petrova a second break for
4-1 Likhovtseva summoned the trainer and a doctor.
After having her blood pressure checked and leaving the
court for a short time to be evaluated further, Likhovtseva
continued but made little impact and Petrova closed out the
55-minute match with an ace.
Jankovic, who also called for the doctor after dropping the
first set, looked pale but did occasionally produce a
Mauresmo, though, was in superb form, sometimes
serve-volleying and constantly causing damage with her trademark
|Oct 6th, 2005 09:14 AM|
Originally Posted by fifiricci
but i love it, that's definitely the best part of the interiew, i love alicia saying: 'i had a wine the other night, it didn't help me today, believe me'
and yeah martina was scary, i'm so glad es thinks the same way
|Oct 6th, 2005 09:10 AM|
Originally Posted by RoKi_Yas
|Oct 6th, 2005 08:33 AM|
Originally Posted by fifiricci
Nice and funny interview, Alicia is adorable Momo the wine expert And Kim just enjoying her meal
|Oct 6th, 2005 08:29 AM|
Originally Posted by RoKi_Yas
See, look how positive I am!!
|Oct 6th, 2005 08:03 AM|
Originally Posted by fifiricci
*praying not to have to witness a Kim vs Amélie match in Antwerp that would kill me *
Did u get my PM fifi?
|Oct 6th, 2005 07:53 AM|
Thanks for that Alfie. Alicia Molik sounds like a girl with a highly developed sense of humour and much better at the interviewing game than Martina Hingis, who is excruciatingly BAD!!
And I must add that every time I hear an interview with Momo I like the girl more!
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