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ROLAND GARROS (Paris, France; red clay; Grand Slam)
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Contents
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1. UK TV-alert
2. Photos
3. First-round draw (bottom half)
4. Second-round draw (top half)
5. Daniela Hantuchová preview
6. Order of play for Wednesday

This report is derived from my full tournament-reports (preview + Day 3):
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=300336

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1. UK TV-alert
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The French Open will be televised on BBCi from 09:50 BST each day of the tournament (digital viewers press Red or select the appropriate Freeview-channel - 301 or 302).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6102132.stm
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Sunday 27th May to Sunday 3rd June, 10:00-19:00, BBCi
Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th June, 11:00-19:00, BBCi
Thursday 7th June, 13:00-19:00, BBCi
Friday 8th June, 12:00-19:00, BBCi
Saturday 9th June: Women's final 14:00-16:30, BBC Two
Sunday 10th June: Men's final 13:45-19:00, BBCi
Sunday 10th June: Highlights of men's final 16:00-17:30, BBC Two
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2. Photos
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Nouf's photos - various players including Daniela:
http://www.teamwta.com/content/view/996/91/

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3. First-round draw (bottom half)
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3.1 Third quarter: Hantuchová
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* ANA IVANOVIĆ [7,DF] v Sofia Arvidsson [LL] (ajde Ana!)
* Sania Mirza v Alberta Brianti (go Sania!)
* Tatiana Poutchek v Youlia Fedossova [WC]
* JULIA VAKULENKO [30] v Ioana Raluca Olaru [Q] (davai Julia!)

* Varvara Lepchenko v ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [24] (davai Varvara!)
* Elena Likhovtseva v Chan,Yung-Jan (davai Elena!)
* Olga Poutchkova v Eleni Daniilidou (davai Olga!)
* DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] v Jelena Kostanić Tošić (poďme Daniela!)

* SHAHAR PE'ER [15] v Kaia Kanepi (kadima Shahar!)
* Edina Gallovits v Vasilisa Bardina
* Vera Dushevina v Camille Pin
* KATARINA SREBOTNIK [17] v Anastasia Rodionova (dajmo Katarina!)

* MARTINA MÜLLER [32] v Rossana de los Ríos [Q]
* Dominika Cibulková [Q] v Sun,Tiantian (poďme Dominika!)
* Anastasia Myskina v Meghann Shaughnessy (davai Anastasia!)
* Ekaterina Bychkova v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [3] (davai Ekaterina!)


3.2 Bottom quarter: Chakvetadze, Sharapova
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* AMÉLIE MAURESMO [5] v Laura Granville
* Caroline Wozniacki v Nathalie Dechy
* Flavia Pennetta [DF] v Nicole Pratt (forza Flavia!)
* LUCIE ŠAFÁŘOVÁ [25,DF] v Yulia Beygelzimer (pojďme Lucie!)

* AI SUGIYAMA [21] v Eva Birnerová
* Romina Oprandi v Meilen Tu
* Anne Kremer v Ágnes Szávay [Q]
* ANNA CHAKVETADZE [9,EF] v Alicia Molik (davai Anna!)

* Martina Suchá v PATTY SCHNYDER [14] (poďme Martina!)
* Zuzana Ondrášková v Kateryna Bondarenko (pojďme Zuzana!)
* Karin Knapp v Victoria Azarenka
* Iveta Benešová v ALYONA BONDARENKO [22] (both nice; my loyalty is to Iveta)

* GISELA DULKO [29,DF] v Hsieh,Su-Wei [Q,S] (¡vamos Gisela!)
* Julia Schruff v Alla Kudryavtseva [Q]
* Lourdes Domínguez Lino v Jill Craybas
* MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF] v Emilie Loit (davai Maria!)

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4. Second-round draw (top half)
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* JUSTINE HENIN [1] v Tamira Paszek
* Tamarine Tanasugarn v MARA SANTANGELO [28]
* SYBILLE BAMMER [20] v Olga Savchuk [Q]
* Pauline Parmentier [WC] v LI,NA [16]

* DINARA SAFINA [10] v Tzipora Obziler
* Timea Bacsinszky [Q] v FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE [23] (hopp Timea!)
* Michaëlla Krajíček v Shenay Perry (kom op Michaëlla!)
* Milagros Sequera v SERENA WILLIAMS [8]

* JELENA JANKOVIĆ [4] v Catalina Castaño
* Ashley Harkleroad v VENUS WILLIAMS [26] (go Ashley!)
* MARION BARTOLI [18,S] v Andrea Petković [Q] (allez Marion!)
* Mathilde Johansson [WC] v ELENA DEMENTIEVA [13] (allez Mathilde!)

* Kveta Peschke [Q] v Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro [WC]
* Nuria Llagostera Vives v TATHIANA GARBIN [19]
* Maria Kirilenko [DF] v SAMANTHA STOSUR [27] (davai Maria!)
* NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v Akgul Amanmuradova [Q] (pojďme Nicole!)

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5. Daniela Hantuchová preview
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French Open: Six to watch [Teletext 497] (Friday 25th May)
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DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ Reached the fourth round last year and has been one of the season's most consistent performers.
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Well, her red-clay season hasn't exactly been consistent! After losing to both Lucie Šafárová and Nicole Vaidišová as Czechia whitewashed Slovakia in the Fed Cup World Group II, Daniela suffered a disastrous 6-1 6-3 loss to another Czech, Zuzana Ondrášková, in the first round at Berlin.

But then Daniela reached her first-ever claycourt semi-final on the WTA Tour at Rome, where she beat Constantinople-finalist Aravane Rezaï 4-6 6-1 6-2, Anna Chakvetadze 6-2 6-3, and claycourt-specialist Anabel Medina Garrigues 7-6 7-5. But that match took almost 2½ hours on Friday night, and Daniela had to play her semi-final on Saturday afternoon, losing 6-4 6-2 to her victim in the Indian Wells final: Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Daniela pulled out of Strasbourg with a left-leg strain, so I hope that's just a precaution after her gruelling Roman exploits, rather than something serious that could jeopardise her French Open campaign.


5.1 First round
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Jelena Kostanić Tošić is an awkward player with a vicious command of spin, who has often beaten members of my Eternal Fanship, but Daniela has never played her.

She beat Samantha Stosur at the Australian Open, which was a big surprise to me as Stosur always does well in Australia. Her recent results haven't been so impressive, as she has lost three of her last four matches, and has a negative win/loss ratio of 12:14 for 2007 so far.

If Daniela is healthy, and doesn't have one of her off-days as at Berlin, she should come through this one fairly comfortably.


5.2 Second round
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Olga Poutchkova may be capable of flashes of brilliance, but she's had a terrible claycourt-season, losing her last two matches 6-2 6-2 to Julia Schruff at Prague, and 6-1 6-2 to Michaëlla Krajíček at Rome.

So I guess we'll be stuck with the manly Eleni Daniilidou, a dangerous floater who famously beat Justine Henin at Wimbledon 2005. Daniela is 2:2 head-to-head against Daniilidou, winning their last meeting 6-7 6-3 6-3 at Doha this year. But Daniilidou has lost her last four matches, including a 6-0 6-2 thrashing by Martina Müller at Berlin, so even cute little Olga might have a chance against her.


5.3 Third round
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Daniela beat claycourt-specialist Anabel Medina Garrigues 7-6 7-5 in a 2½-hour match at Rome, and in fact has a 3:0 head-to-head against her, courtesy of two hard-court wins.

But Medina Garrigues just beat Amélie Mauresmo in the Strasbourg final, which reduces Daniela's chance of beating her here to about 50%.

Is it too much to ask for the attractive Varvara Lepchenko to come through instead? ;-)


5.4 Fourth round
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Two members of my demi-fanship - Ana Ivanović and Sania Mirza - could meet in the second round, which is a shame because I slightly prefer Sania, but Ana deserves a good French Open after her recent form which brought her, at Berlin, a second Tier I title.

Sania's year so far has been much more modest than Ana's, with Tier IV semi-finals at Hobart and Pattaya City. She suffered a serious knee-injury at Doha that required an operation, and only came back at Fes two weeks ago, losing in the first round there and again at Constantinople.

So it's only realistic to consider a Daniela v Ana fourth round. They've never met before, but I think it would be a tall order for Daniela to beat Ana, who seems well on her way to becoming one of the very top players in women's tennis, and is already up to #7 in the rankings.

Julia Vakulenko might just spring another surprise, though: she beat Kim Clijsters at Warsaw (prompting Clijsters to announce her retirement), and at Berlin she beat Mauresmo and Dinara Safina back to back to reach the semi-finals! There she retired with a right-forearm injury, and also pulled out of Rome.

Daniela won her only meeting with Vakulenko 6-0 7-6 at the US Open 2003, but was frustrated by Vakulenko's moonballing which would be even more effective on clay, and Daniela's eyes filled with tears after she failed to close out the match at the first opportunity - it was her next Grand Slam since that infamous emotional meltdown against Shinobu Asagoe at Wimbledon.


I do think Daniela has a chance to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final since the Australian Open 2003 and complete the full set of Grand Slam quarter-finals, but I've got to stop here or I'll never get this finished on time!

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6. Order of play for Wednesday (Daniela-filtered)
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Court 16 (start 11:00 CEST = 09:00 GMT = 10:00 BST)
1. WS 1r: Anastasia Myskina v Meghann Shaughnessy
2. WS 1r: DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] v Jelena Kostanić Tošić
3. WS 2r: DINARA SAFINA [10] v Tzipora Obziler
4. MS 2r: Potito Starace v Carlos Berlocq

Full order of play:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/

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Andrew's first-round report

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ROLAND GARROS (Paris, France; red clay; Grand Slam)
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Contents
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1. First-round scoreboard-report: Hantuchová v Kostanić Tošić
2. Second-round draw (bottom half)
3. Third-round draw (top half)
4. Order of play for Thursday

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1. First-round scoreboard-report: Hantuchová v Kostanić Tošić
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+ DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] d. Jelena Kostanić Tošić, 6-3 6-1

Daniela dropped serve in the first game of the match, but then turned in a very impressive display to cruise to an easy victory, winning the last six games of the match.


First set
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HANTUCHO [email protected]* * *@* 6
KOSTANIĆ @__* *___ 3

The match started at 12:32 CEST.

Daniela serving 0-0: 0/30. 15/30. 15/40 (2 BPs). 30/40. Broken.
Kostanić serving 1-0: 0/15. 30/15. 30/30. 40/40. Ad Daniela (BP). Broken.
Daniela serving 1-1: 15/0. Held.
Kostanić serving 1-2: 30/0. 30/30... I have to concentrate on Maria Sharapova's match right now, because it's reached a vital stage of the second set, which Maria is actually in danger of losing (Emilie Loit served for the second set at 6-5, but Maria won it on a tiebreak).

Kostanić serving 2-3: 0/15. 40/15. Held.
Daniela serving 3-3: 30/15. 30/40 (BP). 40/40. Ad Kostanić. Deuce #2. Ad Daniela. Held.
Kostanić serving 3-4: 30/0. 30/15. 40/30. 40/40. Ad Daniela (BP). Deuce #2. Ad Daniela (BP #2). Broken.

Maria just won, so this match now has my undivided attention.

Daniela serving 5-3: 30/0 to 30/30. 40/30 (SP). Daniela won the first set 6-3 at 13:08 (36m).

My TV is now showing Safin v Tipsarević on Court Suzanne Lenglen, and I can see that it is raining quite heavily now (at least on that court).

Barry Davies: "It's quite possible to play in this kind of weather on clay, provided it doesn't get any harder."


Second set
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HANTUCHO _*@*@*@ 6
KOSTANIĆ *______ 1

Kostanić serving 0-0: The scoreboard said that play was suspended when it wasn't, so I didn't see by what score Kostanić held.
Daniela serving 0-1: Held to love.
Kostanić serving 1-1: 0/30. 15/30. 15/40 (2 BPs). 30/40. Broken.
Daniela serving 2-1: 30/0. 30/15. 40/15. Held.
Kostanić serving 1-3: 0/40 (3 BPs). 15/40. Broken.
Daniela serving 4-1: 40/0. 40/15. Held.
Kostanić serving 1-5: 0/15. 15/15. 15/30. 40/30. 40/40. Ad Daniela (MP #1). Daniela won 6-3 6-1 at 13:33 (second set 25m, match 1h01m).

An excellent win for Daniela, especially after pulling out of Strasbourg with a left-leg injury, and being broken in the first game of this match. She's made it a perfect 4/4 for members of my Eternal Fanship in the first round, even though they were all injured in the lead-up to Roland Garros! :)


Statistics
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Daniela had a positive W:UE ratio of 11:10, which is nice to see after all the negative ratios for my Eternal Fanship so far this French Open! Kostanić had a very negative W:UE ratio of 5:13.

Daniela got 76% of her first serves in, winning 80% of the points when she did so, and 36% on a second serve which used to be one of the best in women's tennis back in 2001, but which now, sadly, is "there to be hit". Daniela won a perfect 100% of points on her first serve in the second set!

Daniela served 3 aces and 2 double faults, Kostanić just one DF.

Daniela broke 5 times from 10 break-points, while Kostanić broke just once from 4 BPs (all in the first set).

Daniela won 8 of 12 points at the net, Kostanić 3 of 4.

In points, Daniela won 60-41 (first set 34-29, second set 26-12).

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2. Second-round draw (bottom half)
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* ANA IVANOVIĆ [7,DF] v Sania Mirza [DF] (both nice; my loyalty is to Sania)
* Tatiana Poutchek v Ioana Raluca Olaru [Q]
* ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [24] v Elena Likhovtseva
* DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] v Olga Poutchkova (both nice; my loyalty is to Daniela)

* SHAHAR PE'ER [15] v Edina Gallovits (kadima Shahar!)
* KATARINA SREBOTNIK [17] v Vera Dushevina (dajmo Katarina!)
* Dominika Cibulková [Q] v MARTINA MÜLLER [32] (poďme Dominika!)
* Meghann Shaughnessy v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [3]

* AMÉLIE MAURESMO [5] v Nathalie Dechy
* LUCIE ŠAFÁŘOVÁ [25,DF] v Nicole Pratt (pojďme Lucie!)
* AI SUGIYAMA [21] v Meilen Tu
* ANNA CHAKVETADZE [9,EF] v Ágnes Szávay [Q] (davai Anna!)

* PATTY SCHNYDER [14] v Kateryna Bondarenko
* ALYONA BONDARENKO [22] v Karin Knapp (davai Alyona!)
* GISELA DULKO [29,DF] v Alla Kudryavtseva [Q] (¡vamos Gisela!)
* MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF] v Jill Craybas (davai Maria!)

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3. Third-round draw (top half)
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* JUSTINE HENIN [1] v MARA SANTANGELO [28]
* SYBILLE BAMMER [20] v LI,NA [16]
* DINARA SAFINA [10] v FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE [23]
* Michaëlla Krajíček v (2r: Milagros Sequera v SERENA WILLIAMS [8])

* JELENA JANKOVIĆ [4] v VENUS WILLIAMS [26]
* MARION BARTOLI [18,S] v ELENA DEMENTIEVA [13] (allez Marion!)
* Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro [WC] v TATHIANA GARBIN [19]
* NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v SAMANTHA STOSUR [27] (pojďme Nicole!)

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4. Order of play for Thursday
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Court 2 (start 11:00 CEST = 09:00 GMT = 10:00 BST)
1. WS 2r: Vera Dushevina v KATARINA SREBOTNIK [17]
2. MS 2r: Stanislas Wawrinka v IVAN LJUBIČIĆ [7]
3. MS 2r: DMITRY TURSUNOV [21] v Fernando Verdasco
4. WS 2r: DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] v Olga Poutchkova

Full order of play:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/

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Order of play for Friday

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ROLAND GARROS (Paris, France; red clay; Grand Slam)
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1. Third-round draw
2. Order of play for Friday

Today was for Dani a pain
She had to wait for the rain
But tomorrow she'll volley
And then we'll be jolly
And Olga will be on a plane

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1. Third-round draw
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* JUSTINE HENIN [1] v MARA SANTANGELO [28]
* SYBILLE BAMMER [20] v LI,NA [16]
* DINARA SAFINA [10] v FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE [23]
* Michaëlla Krajíček v SERENA WILLIAMS [8] (kom op Michaëlla!)

* JELENA JANKOVIĆ [4] v VENUS WILLIAMS [26]
* MARION BARTOLI [18,S] v ELENA DEMENTIEVA [13] (allez Marion!)
* Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro [WC] v TATHIANA GARBIN [19]
* NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v SAMANTHA STOSUR [27] (pojďme Nicole!)

* ANA IVANOVIĆ [7,DF] v Ioana Raluca Olaru [Q] (ajde Ana!)
* (2r: DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] v Olga Poutchkova) v ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [24]
* SHAHAR PE'ER [15] v KATARINA SREBOTNIK [17] (both nice; my loyalty is to Shahar)
* Dominika Cibulková [Q] v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [3] (poďme Dominika!)

* LUCIE ŠAFÁŘOVÁ [25,DF] v AMÉLIE MAURESMO [5] (pojďme Lucie!)
* ANNA CHAKVETADZE [9,EF] v AI SUGIYAMA [21] (davai Anna!)
* PATTY SCHNYDER [14] v Karin Knapp
* MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF] v Alla Kudryavtseva [Q] (davai Maria!)

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2. Order of play for Friday (Daniela-filtered)
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Court 3 (start 11:00 CEST = 09:00 GMT = 10:00 BST)
1. WD 1r: Mathilde Johansson/Selima Sfar v Aravane Rezaï/Julia Vakulenko
2. WS 2r: DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] v Olga Poutchkova
<snip doubles>

Full order of play:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/

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Andrew's second-round report

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ROLAND GARROS (Paris, France; red clay; Grand Slam)
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Contents
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1. Second-round scoreboard-report: Hantuchová v Poutchkova
2. Third-round draw (bottom half)
3. Fourth-round draw (top half)
4. Order of play for Saturday

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1. Second-round scoreboard-report: Hantuchová v Poutchkova (Friday 1st June)
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Nice winner, nice loser:
+ DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] d. Olga Poutchkova, 7-6 (8/6) 6-3

The match was scheduled second on Court 3, and started at 13:18 CEST.


First set
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HANTUCHOVÁ *[email protected] @* *[email protected] 7(8)
POUTCHKOVA _*@ @__* *@__ 6(6)

Daniela serving 0-0: 30/0. 30/15. 40/15. Held.
Olga serving 0-1: 15/0. 15/15. 40/15. Held.
Daniela serving 1-1: 15/0. 15/30. 40/30. 40/40. Ad Daniela. Deuce #2. Ad Olga (BP). Broken.

Well, I'm surprised that Olga got the first break, after her terrible claycourt-season and Daniela's fine-form of the first round! I still feel very confident of Daniela winning this match.

Olga serving 2-1: 0/40 (3 BPs). Broken.

But I'm not surprised that Daniela broke back immediately.

Daniela serving 2-2: 30/0 to 30/40 (BP). Broken.

Broken by Olga from 30/0 up - I certainly wasn't expecting that!

Olga serving 3-2: 0/40 (3 BPs) to 40/40. Ad Daniela (BP #4). Broken.

Back to Daniela's bad old habit of squandering break-points - thankfully not forever!

Daniela serving 3-3: Held to love.
Olga serving 3-4: Held to love.
Daniela serving 4-4: 0/30. 15/30. 15/40 (2 BPs) to 40/40. Ad Daniela. Held.

Well recovered from 15/40 - Olga could have been serving for the set now!

Olga serving 4-5: 15/0. 15/15. 40/15. Held.
Daniela serving 5-5: 0/15. 40/15 to 40/40. Ad Daniela. Deuce #2. Ad Daniela. Deuce #3. Ad Olga (BP). Deuce #4. Ad Daniela. Deuce #5. Ad Olga (BP #2). Broken.

And now Olga /will/ serve for the first set! This is a very different first set from what I expected.

Olga serving 6-5: 0/30. 15/30. 15/40 (2 BPs). Broken.

6-6 Tiebreak (all scores Daniela/Olga): *0/0. 0/1*. 1/1*. *1/2. *1/3. 2/3*. 2/4*. *2/5. *3/5. 4/5*. 5/5*. *5/6 (Olga SP #1). *6/6. 7/6* (Daniela SP #1). Daniela won the first set 7-6 (8/6) at 14:23 (1h05m).

A much, much closer set than I expected. It'll be interesting to see how Olga reacts in the second set, because she can sometimes have an immature attitude and tank matches when they're not going well. According to Iroda Tulyaganova, the key to playing Olga is to show her that you have twice her self-belief.


Second set
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HANTUCHOVÁ _*@* * *@ 6
POUTCHKOVA *___* *__ 3

Olga serving 0-0: 40/0. 40/30. Held.
Daniela serving 0-1: 15/0. 15/15. 40/15. Held.
Olga serving 1-1: 0/40 (3 BPs). 15/40. Broken.

At last it looks plain sailing for Daniela at a set and a break up.

Daniela serving 2-1: 15/0. 15/15. 40/15. 40/30. Held.
Olga serving 1-3: 0/15. 15/15. 15/30. 40/30. 40/40. Ad Daniela (BP). Deuce #2. Ad Olga. Held.

Ferrero v Youzhny has just finished on Court 2, so soon Vaidišová v Stosur will be competing for my attention!

Daniela serving 3-2: 15/0. 15/15. 30/15. 30/30. 40/30. Held.
Olga serving 2-4: 15/0. 15/15. 40/15 to 40/40. Ad Olga. Deuce #2. Ad Olga. Deuce #3. Ad Olga. Held.

Good for Olga. It really would have been the final nail in her coffin if she had dropped serve after 5 game-points. (Vaidišová v Stosur has just started.)

Daniela serving 4-3: 40/0. 40/15. Held.
Olga serving 3-5: 0/15. 40/15 to 40/40. Ad Daniela (MP #1). Daniela won 7-6 (8/6) 6-3 at 15:04 (second set 41m, match 1h46m).


Statistics
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Daniela got 64% of first serves in, winning 62% of the points when she did so, and 57% on second serve. Her first-serve percentages could be better, but they did improve from (61%, 53%) in the first set to (73%, 81%) in the second! :)

The corresponding percentages for Olga were 68%, 61% and 32%.

Daniela served 3 aces and 2 double faults, Olga 2 aces and 8 DFs.

Daniela had a negative W:UE ratio of 12:29, but Olga's was an abysmal 5:46 - which is quite surprising, given that she achieved a close score. Their W:UE ratios were similar in the first set, but in the second set, Daniela's was 6:7 to Olga's 0:19.

Daniela won 8 of 10 points at the net, while Olga won all 5 of /her/ points at the net.

Daniela broke 5 times from 10 break-points (3 times in the first set, twice in the second), Olga 3 times from 6 BPs (all in the first set).

In points, Daniela won 85-72 (first set 49-45, second set 36-27).

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2. Third-round draw (bottom half)
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* ANA IVANOVIĆ [7,DF] v Ioana Raluca Olaru [Q] (ajde Ana!)
* DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] v ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [24] (poďme Daniela!)
* SHAHAR PE'ER [15] v KATARINA SREBOTNIK [17] (both nice; my loyalty is to Shahar)
* Dominika Cibulková [Q] v SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA [3] (poďme Dominika!)

* LUCIE ŠAFÁŘOVÁ [25,DF] v AMÉLIE MAURESMO [5] (pojďme Lucie!)
* ANNA CHAKVETADZE [9,EF] v AI SUGIYAMA [21] (davai Anna!)
* PATTY SCHNYDER [14] v Karin Knapp
* MARIA SHARAPOVA [2,EF] v Alla Kudryavtseva [Q] (davai Maria!)

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3. Fourth-round draw (top half)
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* JUSTINE HENIN [1] v SYBILLE BAMMER [20]
* DINARA SAFINA [10] v SERENA WILLIAMS [8]
* MARION BARTOLI [18,S] v JELENA JANKOVIĆ [4] (allez Marion!)
* NICOLE VAIDIŠOVÁ [6,EF] v TATHIANA GARBIN [19] (pojďme Nicole!)

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4. Order of play for Saturday (Daniela-filtered)
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Court 2 (start 11:00 CEST = 09:00 GMT = 10:00 BST)
1. MD 2r: Michael Kohlmann/Rainer Schüttler v (MARTIN DAMM/LEANDER PAES)[3]
2. WS 3r: DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] v ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [24]
3. MD 1r: Daniele Bracciali/Ivan Ljubičić v Gaël Monfils/Josselin Ouanna
4. MS 3r: Fernando Verdasco v DAVID FERRER [12]

Full order of play:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/

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Andrew's third-round report

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ROLAND GARROS (Paris, France; red clay; Grand Slam)
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Contents
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1. Photos
2. Third-round scoreboard-report: Hantuchová v Medina Garrigues

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1. Photos
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http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/players/wtah394.html
http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news/?c=news_photos&p=hantuchova
Search Getty Images for "hantuchova"

Various players including Daniela:
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/photogallery/ (3r, Week 1)
http://www.tennis.info/Paris7.html (Second round - day 1 and 2)
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/gallery?pg=1&cap=1

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2. Third-round scoreboard-report: Hantuchová v Medina Garrigues (Saturday 2nd June)
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- DANIELA HANTUCHOVÁ [12,EF] lt. ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES [24], 6-4 6-7 (2/7) 5-7

Well, I always said this was a 50/50 match, with Daniela being the better tennis-player in general, but Medina Garrigues being a feisty claycourter, and so it proved.

Daniela won the first set, then staged an amazing comeback from *1-5 in the second, only to play a disastrous tiebreak. She saved 8 set-points in the second set, and a match-point at *4-5 (30/40) in a serve-dominated third set, only to be broken in the final game of the match after over three hours.

The match started at 13:18 CEST, but I was so busy watching Lucie Šafářová beat Amélie Mauresmo on BBCi, whilst following live scores for Anna Chakvetadze, that I didn't even notice Daniela's match on the scoreboard until three games into the match! ;-)


First set
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HANTUC * * * * *@ 6
MEDINA _* * * *__ 4

Medina Garrigues serving 1-2: 15/0. 15/15. 40/30. Held.
Daniela serving 2-2: 40/0. Held.
Medina Garrigues serving 2-3: 40/15. Held.
Daniela serving 3-3: 15/0. 40/15. Held.
Medina Garrigues serving 3-4: 40/0. Held.
Daniela serving 4-4: 0/15. 30/30. Held.
Medina Garrigues serving 4-5: 0/15. 15/15. 30/30. 30/40. Ad Daniela (SP). 40/40. Ad Daniela (SP #2). She won the first set at 13:54 (36m).


Second set
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HANTUC __*___*@*@ @_ 6(2)
MEDINA @* *@*[email protected] T 7(7)

Daniela serving 0-0: 0/15. 15/30. 15/40 (2 BPs) to 40/40. Broken.
Medina serving 1-0: 15/15. 40/15. Held.
Daniela serving 0-2: 0/15. 15/30. 30/40 (BP). 40/40. Ad Daniela. Held.
Medina serving 2-1: 30/0 to 30/30. 30/40 (BP). 40/40. Ad Medina. Held.
Daniela serving 1-3: 30/15. 30/30. 30/40 (BP). Broken.
Medina serving 4-1: 15/0. Held.
Daniela serving 1-5: 15/0. Held.
Medina serving 5-2: 0/30. Broken.

At last I can give this match my undivided attention, because I've just been watching Lucie Šafářová beat Amélie Mauresmo on BBCi, and it was fantastic! :)))

Daniela serving 3-5: 0/40 (3 SPs). 15/40. The scoreboard briefly said that Medina Garrigues won the set, but she didn't! 40/40. Ad Medina Garrigues (SP #4). Deuce #2. Ad Daniela. Held.

(OT: David Mercer just said that Marcos Baghdatis had made "an erotic start"!)

Medina serving 5-4: 0/15. 15/15. 15/40 (2 BPs) to 40/40. Ad Medina (SP #5). Deuce #2. Ad Daniela (BP #3). Deuce #3. Ad Medina (SP #6). Deuce #4. Ad Daniela (BP #4). Broken.

Wow - what an amazing comeback from *1-5! Daniela has saved 6 set-points! Possibly more, if Medina had some during the closing stages of Šafářová d. Mauresmo.

Daniela serving 5-5: 30/0 to 30/40 (BP). Broken.

What a shame, after such a great comeback and then 30/0.

Medina serving 6-5: 15/0. 15/40 (2 BPs) to 40/40. Ad Daniela (BP #3). Broken.

6-6 Tiebreak (all scores Hantuchová/Medina Garrigues): *0/0. 0/1*. 0/2*. *0/3. *0/4. 0/5*. 0/6* (SP #7). *1/6 (SP #8). *2/6 (SP #9). Medina Garrigues won the second set 7-6 (7/2) at 15:09 (second set 1h15m).

The third set didn't start until 15:15.


Third set
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HANTUC _* * * * *__ 5
MEDINA * * * * * *@ 7

Medina serving 0-0: 0/15. 15/15. 15/40 (2 BPs) to 40/40. Ad Medina. Held.

Daniela's back to her old habit of squandering break-points. It would be a bummer if she were the only member of my Eternal Fanship to lose before the fourth round (apart from Iroda Tulyaganova, who lost in qualifying), having played so well in her first round.

Daniela has an excellent record in third sets this year, as she is physically fitter than the vast majority of players, and that gives her the confidence that she can outlast them.

Daniela serving 0-1: 15/0. 15/15. 30/15. 30/30. 40/30. Held.
Medina serving 1-1: 30/0 to 30/30. 40/30. Held.
Daniela serving 1-2: Held to love.
Medina serving 2-2: 0/30 -> 40/30. Held.

Another opportunity (0/30) goes begging. It this to be the first main-draw loss for my Eternal Fanship this French Open?

Daniela serving 2-3: 0/15. 30/15. 30/40 (BP). 40/40. Ad Medina (BP #2). Deuce #2. Ad Daniela. Deuce #3. Ad Daniela. Held.

Phew - two break-points saved!

Medina serving 3-3: 40/0. 40/15. Held.

All too easy.

Daniela serving 3-4: 15/0. 15/15. 40/15 to 40/40. Ad Medina (BP). Deuce #2. Ad Medina (BP #2). Deuce #3. Ad Daniela. Held.

Phew! 40/15 up, then Medina had two break-points to serve for the match!

Medina serving 4-4: 15/0. 15/15. 40/15. Held.
Daniela serving 4-5: 15/0. 15/30. 30/30. 30/40 (MP #1). 40/40. Ad Daniela. Deuce #2. Ad Daniela. Held.

Phew - Daniela saved a MATCH-POINT! I can't just think of a match in Daniela's career where she's saved match-point and won, so it would be cool if she could do so here. She saved 8 set-points in the second set.

Medina serving 5-5: 30/0. 30/15. 40/15. 40/30. Held.
Daniela serving 5-6: 0/30. 15/30. 15/40 (MP #2). Medina won 4-6 7-6 (7/2) 7-5 at 16:21 (third set 1h12m, match 3h03m).

Oh well - at the start of the tournament, I would certainly have signed to have 3 out of 4 in the fourth round, as they had all been injured in the lead-up to the French Open.


Articles
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Spaniard claims epic win [Teletext 496]

Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for only the second time with a tight three-set win over Daniela Hantuchová.

The Slovakian 12th seed took the first set but Medina Garrigues, at a career-high ranking of 23, hit back to triumph 4-6 7-6 7-5 after three hours.

Shahar Pe'er, seeded 15, fought back from 3-0 down in the decider to beat Katarina Srebotnik 6-1 4-6 6-3.
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Hantuchová falls after three-hour battle
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PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues edged a three-hour battle against Slovakian 12th seed Daniela Hantuchová, winning 4-6 7-6 7-5 to reach the fourth of the French Open on Saturday.

On the warmest day of the championships so far, the 24-year-old from Valencia wore down the former world number five with some gritty tennis.

Hantuchová saved one match-point at 4-5 in the deciding set with a brave drive-volley, but there was no escape two games later when Garrigues got a second chance.

Medina Garrigues, who has matched her best run at a Grand Slam, will face Israel's Shahar Pe'er in the last 16 after she beat Katarina Srebotnik, also in three sets. [Not true: Medina Garrigues faced Ana Ivanović, while Pe'er faced Svetlana Kuznetsova.]
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{Second-round preview - Wednesday 30th May}
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=1394
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(12) Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) vs. Olga Poutchkova (RUS) - First Meeting

The final match of the day on Court 2 sees Slovakia's No.12 seed Hantuchová do battle with promising Russian teenager Poutchkova in the pair's first career-meeting. This season has been a memorable one for the 24-year-old Slovak, the highlight being her spectacular run at Indian Wells where she blazed through the draw to capture her second career-title. Poutchkova has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past 12 months, making a leap of almost 100 places in the world rankings, and establishing herself as one of up and coming forces on the Tour. Hantuchová has never made it beyond the round of 16 at Roland Garros, and despite not being at her most comfortable on clay, will come in as the sizeable favourite against a player who only made her début in Paris on Wednesday.
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