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10000$ Al Mansoura, Egypt II,



Al Mansurah (also spelled as Mansoura) (Arabic: المنصورة), with a population of 1,600,000, is considered to be Egypt's third largest city after Cairo and Alexandria. It is the capital of Dakahliya province.
(31°3′N 31°23′E) Mansurah lies on the east bank of the Domiat branch of River Nile, in the delta region. Mansurah is about 120 km northeast of Cairo and 40 km north of the town of Mit Ghamr. Across from Al Mansurah, on the opposite bank of the Nile, is the town of Talkha.

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Mansurah was established in 1219 by Al Malek Al Adel Ayoub. After the Muslims defeated the Crusaders on its land during the Seventh Crusade it was named Al Mansurah—" The Victorious").

In the Seventh Crusade, the French were defeated and put to flight; between fifteen and thirty thousand of their men fell on the battlefield. Upwards of one hundred thousand horsemen, infantry, trades-people, and others, were made slaves. Louis IX of France was captured in the main battle and confined in the house of Ibrahim­ben Lokman, secretary to the sultan, and under the guard of the eunuch Sahil. The king's brother was made prisoner at the same time, and carried to the same house. The sultan provided for their subsistence. The house in now the only museum in Al Mansoura, is open to the public and houses articles that used to belong to the French royals, including his personal thirteenth century toilet.




Dakahliya province is famous for producing some of the most acclaimed Egyptians in the fields of science, engineering, medicine and arts. Most famous among them is the chanteuse Umm Kolthoum. There is a square bearing her name in the city, where her statue stands.

Mansurah is reputed for its beautiful people. Actors aside, a recent testimony to this was Heba El Sisy, Miss Egypt 2004. Also, fair skin and blue or green eyes are not as uncommon in Mansura as they are in the rest of the country. This aspect of Mansurah's reputation is usually attributed to the events surrounding the Seventh Crusade. According to chronicles of the Seventh Crusade by, amongst others, Jean de Joinville, French prisoners of war were captured and settled in and around the city after the French army's defeat

The Egyptian Arabic dialect spoken by Mansurah's population is, broadly speaking, northern Egyptian Arabic but with a noticable influence from the surrounding rural villages, each of which have, over the years, contributed to the city's population. There are some similarities to Alexandrian Egyptian Arabic in some aspects of pronunciation.

Like Cairo and Alexandria, Mansurah was home to a flourishing Greek community until the Nasser era, when many were forced to leave. Many of the older and best established shops and businesses around the city still bear their original Greek names. The first English school in the city was established on the site of the old Greek school in the Toriel area, one of the traditionally relatively affluent residential districts of the city.


THE TOURNAMENT
Surface: Clay
Previous Winners:
2000: Adrienn Hegedus HUN d. Giulia Meruzzi ITA 42 53 41
2001: Anna Floris ITA d. Olga Kalyuzhnaya RUS 76 67 63
2002: Ana Jovanovic SCG d. Ema Janaskova CZE 46 63 62

2006 DRAWS


Quali
(1) Neda KOZIC SCG vs bye
Benedicte VLIEGEN BEL vs Aliaa NOUR EGY 60 60
Diana NARZIKULOVA UZB d. Julie STAS BEL 76 10 ret
(10) Iryna KURYANOVICH BLR vs bye
(2) Emilia DESIDERIO ITA vs bye
Malgorzata SILKA POL vs Anna MORGINA RUS 75 67 57
Rita FREITAS POR d. Petra VOGEL SUI 60 62
(14) Jessica MEZO SUI d. Maria TVERDIKOVA UZB 60 64
(3) Natalia ORLOVA RUS vs bye
Veronika OVCACIKOVA CZE d. Ilina KROUSHOVSKI CYP 76 64
Polona HERCOG SLO vs Nadine ZARIFA EGY 60 61
(15) Jessica WEYREUTHER ARG vs Raphaela ZOTTER AUT 64 46 61
(4) Sladjana STANKOVIC SCG vs bye
Nina MAGLATYUK RUS vs Joanna ZAJAC GBR 60 63
Alexandra POORTA NED vs Fatma EL KASHEF EGY 60 60
(16) Lenore LAZAROIU ROM vs Daria BYKODAROVA RUS 26 62 64
(5) Bibiane SCHOOFS NED vs bye
Laura-Ioana ANDREI ROM vs Benedetta DAVATO ITA 36 16
Zena WILLIAMS USA vs Maha BERTY EGY
(11) Nadezhda SAMOYLO RUS vs bye
(6) Aleksandra MALYARCHYKOVA BLR vs bye
Morena DE BERNARDI ITA vs Victoria ZOTTER AUT 62 60
Agustina LLAVER ARG vs Parichart CHAROENSUKPLOYPHOL THA 06 46
(13) Victoria VALLS COMAMALA ESP vs Nelly CIOLKOWSKI FRA 46 16
(7) Bruna CUNHA BRA vs bye
Yana SHULAEVA UKR vs Denise MASCHERINI ITA 26 16
Stefania PESCE ITA vs Andreea BRAICA ROM 62 75
(12) Florentina HANISCH BRA vs Juliana BOTELHO BRA 62 60
(8) Nadejda VASSILEVA BUL vs bye
Ksenia LOPINA UKR vs Anna MOVSISYAN ARM 36 16
Marta SMIECHOWSKA POL vs Cindy CHALA FRA 06 36
(9) Vanessa FURLANETTO ARG vs bye
2nd round
(1) Neda KOZIC SCG d. Benedicte VLIEGEN BEL 62 61
(10) Iryna KURYANOVICH BLR d. Diana NARZIKULOVA UZB 64 62
(2) Emilia DESIDERIO ITA d. Anna MORGINA RUS 62 60
Rita FREITAS POR d. (14) Jessica MEZO SUI 63 61
(3) Natalia ORLOVA RUS d. Veronika OVCACIKOVA CZE 76 75
Polona HERCOG SLO d. (15) Jessica WEYREUTHER ARG 61 60
Nina MAGLATYUK RUS d. (4) Sladjana STANKOVIC SCG 63 61
Alexandra POORTA NED d. (16) Lenore LAZAROIU ROM 63 62
(5) Bibiane SCHOOFS NED d. Benedetta DAVATO ITA 64 64
(11) Nadezhda SAMOYLO RUS d. Maha BERTY EGY 62 64
(6) Aleksandra MALYARCHYKOVA BLR d. Morena DE BERNARDI ITA 64 26 75
Nelly CIOLKOWSKI FRA d. Parichart CHAROENSUKPLOYPHOL THA 64 61
(7) Bruna CUNHA BRA d. Denise MASCHERINI ITA 62 63
(12) Florentina HANISCH BRA d. Stefania PESCE ITA 36 61 60
(8) Nadejda VASSILEVA BUL d. Anna MOVSISYAN ARM 61 60
Cindy CHALA FRA d. (9) Vanessa FURLANETTO ARG 61 63
3rd round
(10) Iryna KURYANOVICH BLR d. (1) Neda KOZIC SCG 62 62
Rita FREITAS POR d. (2) Emilia DESIDERIO ITA 46 63 76
(3) Natalia ORLOVA RUS d. Polona HERCOG SLO 46 62 61
Nina MAGLATYUK RUS d. Alexandra POORTA NED 26 60 62
(5) Bibiane SCHOOFS NED d. (11) Nadezhda SAMOYLO RUS 63 26 62
Nelly CIOLKOWSKI FRA d. (6) Aleksandra MALYARCHYKOVA BLR 64 62
(7) Bruna CUNHA BRA d. (12) Florentina HANISCH BRA 61 64
(8) Nadejda VASSILEVA BUL d. Cindy CHALA FRA 36 62 61



MAIN DRAW
(1) Corina-Claudia CORDUNEANU ROM vs Louise DOUTRELANT FRA 63 46 75
wc Anett KAASIK EST vs Silvia DSIDERI ITA 26 26
Eva-Maria HOCH AUT vs q Bruna CUNHA BRA 60 62
(8) Biliana PAVLOVA BUL vs Sheila GUERBERG ARG 26 75 64
(3) Katerina AVDIYENKO UKR vs q Natali ORLOVA RUS 64 62
q Nadejda VASSILEVA BUL vs q Nina MAGLATYUK RUS 64 60
Kristina GRIGORIAN RUS vs q Iryna KURYANOVICH BLR 16 26
(7) Leonie MEKEL NED d. wc Injie FAWZY EGY 61 60
(5) Kelly DE BEER NED vs Andrada-Lacramioara DINU ROM 16 57
q Rita FREITAS POR vs q Nelly CIOLKOWSKI FRA 26 36
wc Magy NADER AZIZ EGY vs wc Manar AL JAZZAF KUW 61 61
(4) Eva FERNANDEZ BRUGUES ESP vs q Bibiane SCHOOFS NED 67 36
(6) Liana-Gabriela BALACI ROM vs Estefania BALDA ALVAREZ ECU 76 61
Vojislava LUKIC SCG vs Maria IRIGOYEN ARG 64 76
Cristina CELANI ITA vs Stella MENNA ITA 36 57
(2) Olga BROZDA POL vs Galina FOKINA RUS 41 ret Fokina
2nd round
(1) Corina-Claudia CORDUNEANU ROM d. Silvia DISDERI ITA 62 62
(8) Biliana PAVLOVA BUL d. Eva-Maria HOCH AUT 76 61
(3) Katerina AVDIYENKO UKR d. q Nadejda VASSILEVA BUL 64 36 76
q Iryna KURYANOVICH BLR d. (7) Leonie MEKEL NED 61 64
q Nelly CIOLKOWSKI FRA d. Andrada-Lacramioara DINU ROM 63 75
q Bibiane SCHOOFS NED d. wc Magy NADER AZIZ EGY 76 62
Vojislava LUKIC SCG d. (6) Liana-Gabriela BALACI ROM 41 ret Balaci
Stella MENNA ITA d. (2) Olga BROZDA POL 46 63 63
QF
(1) Corina-Claudia CORDUNEANU ROM d. (8) Biliana PAVLOVA BUL 62 60
q Iryna KURYANOVICH BLR d. (3) Katerina AVDIYENKO UKR 62 61
q Bibiane SCHOOFS NED d. q Nelly CIOLKOWSKI FRA 62 61
Stella MENNA ITA d. Vojislava LUKIC SCG 26 64 63
SF:
(1) Corina-Claudia CORDUNEANU ROM d. q Iryna KURYANOVICH BLR 62 60
Stella MENNA ITA d. q Bibiane SCHOOFS NED 46 62 75
Final
(1) Corina-Claudia CORDUNEANU ROM d. Stella MENNA ITA 61 76
 

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Wow Estefania will play here :banana: :tennis: Good luck!!
 

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Singles Qualifying Draw-1st Round

(1)Neda Kozic (SCG) v BYE
Benedicte Vliegen (BEL) v (wc)Aliaa Nour (EGY)

Diana Narzikulova (UZB) d. Julie Stas (BEL) 76(5) 10 Ret.
(10)Irina Kuryanovich (BLR) v BYE

(2)Emilia Desiderio (ITA) v BYE
Malgorzata Silka (POL) v (wc)Anna Morgina (RUS)

Rita Freitas (POR) d. Petra Vogel (SUI) 60 62
(14)Jessica Mezo (SUI) d. Maria Tverdikova (UZB) 60 64

(3)Natalia Orlova (RUS) v BYE
Veronika Ovcacikova d. Ilina Kroushovski 76(0) 64

Polona Hercog (SLO) v (wc)Nadine Zarifa (EGY)
(15)Jessica Weyreuter (ARG) v Raphaela Zotter (AUT)

(4)Sladjana Stankovic (SCG) v BYE
Nina Maglatyuk (RUS) v Joanna Zajac (GBR)

Alexandra Poorta (NED) v Fatma El Kashef (EGY)
(16)Lenore Lazaroiu (ROM) v Daria Bykodarova (RUS)

(5)Bibiane Schoofs (NED) v BYE
Laura Andrei (ROM) v Benedetta Davato (ITA)

Zena Williams (USA) v Maha Berty (EGY)
(11)Nadezda Samoylo (RUS) v BYE

(6)Alexandra Malyarchikova (BLR) v BYE
Victoria Zotter (AUT) v Morena De Bernardi (ITA)

Agustina Llaver (ARG) v Parichart Charoensukployphol (THA)
(13)Victoria Valls (ESP) v Nelly Ciolkowski (FRA)

(7)Bruna Cunha (BRA) v BYE
Yana Shulaeva (UKR) v Denise Mascherini (ITA)

Stefania Pesce (ITA) v Andreea Braica (ROM)
(12)Florentina Hanisch (BRA) v Juliana Botelho (BRA)

(8)Nadejda Vassileva (BUL) v BYE
Ksenia Lopina (UKR) v Anna Movsisyan (ARM)

Marta Smiechowska (POL) v Cindy Chala (FRA)
(9)Vanesa Furlanetto (ARG) v BYE
 

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go Siłka :D
use your power ;)
 

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good luck stankovic
 

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Singles Qualifying Draw-1st Round

(1)Neda Kozic (SCG) v BYE
Benedicte Vliegen (BEL) v (wc)Aliaa Nour (EGY) 60 60

Diana Narzikulova (UZB) d. Julie Stas (BEL) 76(5) 10 Ret.
(10)Irina Kuryanovich (BLR) v BYE

(2)Emilia Desiderio (ITA) v BYE
(wc)Anna Morgina d. Malgorzata Silka (POL) 57 76(4) 75

Rita Freitas (POR) d. Petra Vogel (SUI) 60 62
(14)Jessica Mezo (SUI) d. Maria Tverdikova (UZB) 60 64

(3)Natalia Orlova (RUS) v BYE
Veronika Ovcacikova d. Ilina Kroushovski 76(0) 64

Polona Hercog (SLO) v (wc)Nadine Zarifa (EGY) 60 61
(15)Jessica Weyreuter v Raphaela Zotter 64 46 61

(4)Sladjana Stankovic (SCG) v BYE
Nina Maglatyuk (RUS) v Joanna Zajac (GBR) 60 63

Alexandra Poorta (NED) v Fatma El Kashef (EGY) 60 60
(16)Lenore Lazaroiu v Daria Bykodarova 26 62 64

(5)Bibiane Schoofs (NED) v BYE
Benedetta Davato (ITA) d. Laura Andrei (ROM) 63 61

Maha Berty (EGY) d. Zena Williams (USA) 64 06 75
(11)Nadezda Samoylo (RUS) v BYE

(6)Alexandra Malyarchikova (BLR) v BYE
Morena De Bernardi (ITA) d. Victoria Zotter (AUT) 62 60

Parichart Charoensukployphol d. Agustina Llaver 60 64
Nelly Ciolkowski (FRA) d. (13)Victoria Valls (ESP) 64 61

(7)Bruna Cunha (BRA) v BYE
Denise Mascherini (ITA) d. Yana Shulaeva (UKR) 62 61

Stefania Pesce (ITA) v Andreea Braica (ROM) 62 75
(12)Florentina Hanisch (BRA) v Juliana Botelho (BRA) 62 60

(8)Nadejda Vassileva (BUL) v BYE
Anna Movsisyan (ARM) d. Ksenia Lopina (UKR) 63 61

Cindy Chala (FRA) d. Marta Smiechowska (POL) 60 63
(9)Vanesa Furlanetto (ARG) v BYE
 

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tobi said:
Singles Qualifying Draw-1st Round
(wc)Anna Morgina d. Malgorzata Silka (POL) 57 76(4) 75
:eek: :sad: :sad:
poor poor Gosia :(
 
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