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Singles Main Draw:
http://www.tournawiz.com/16draw.php?id=80&uid=mboyle

Singles Points Due: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 9:00AM EDT

Doubles Teams Due: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 9:00AM EDT

Doubles Points Due: Thursday, August 27, 2003 at 9:00AM EDT

WRITE LOTS OF ARTICLES FOR ME GUYS!!!!!
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Daja Bedanova (CZE) vs. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)

First Set, Zvonareva to Serve:
1-0 Bedanova
2-0 Bedanova
3-0 Bedanova
4-0 Bedanova

4-1 Bedanova
4-2 Bedanova
4-3 Bedanova

5-3 Bedanova
5-4 Bedanova
5-5 (CT)
5-6 Zvonareva
Game and First Set: Vera Zvonareva


Vera Zvonareva (RUS) leads Daja Bedanova (CZE) 7-5

Second Set, Zvonareva to Serve:
0-1 Zvonareva
0-2 Zvonareva

1-2 Zvonareva
2-2
3-2 Bedanova

3-3
4-3 Bedanova
5-3 Bedanova

5-4 Bedanova
Game and Second Set: Daja Bedanova

Vera Zvonareva (RUS) tied with Daja Bedanova (CZE) 7-5; 4-6

Third and Final Set, Zvonareva to Serve:
1-0 Bedanova
2-0 Bedanova

2-1 Bedanova
2-2

3-2 Bedanova
4-2 Bedanova
5-2 Bedanova

5-3 Bedanova
5-4 Bedanova

Game, Set, and Match: Daja Bedanova

Daja Bedanova (CZE) def. Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 5-7; 6-4; 6-4

In the first set, Vera got off to a slow start, but then stormed back with a string of high quality, aggressive games, and finished off the set. In the second and third sets, she really mixed up her play and showed alot of variety. Daja played this way throughout the set (though once again I recommed that she gets more pop when she goes for her shots). The difference was that Vera produced more power, but Daja made less errors, and could run down more balls.
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Anna Smashnova vs. Meghan Shaughnessy (USA)

First Set, Smashnova to Serve:
1-0 Smashnova
2-0 Smashnova
3-0 Smashnova

3-1 Smashnova
3-2 Smashnova
3-3

4-3 Smashnova
5-3 Smashnova
Game and First Set: Anna Smashnova


Anna Smashnova leads Meghan Shaughnessy (USA) 6-3

Second Set, Shaughnessy to Serve:
0-1 Shaughnessy
1-1
2-1 Smashnova

2-2
3-2 Smashnova
4-2 Smashnova

4-3 Smashnova
5-3 Smashnova
Game, Set, and Match: Anna Smashnova


Anna Smashnova def. Meghan Shaughnessy (USA) 6-3; 6-3

Meghan tried to run down every ball and merely loop it back with no purpose. Anna hit the ball side to side until Meghan gave her a short ball to hit for a safe winner. Anna now has a great chance to win her first career title against the newcomer Chech Bedanova...
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Dokic/Myskina def. Williams/Shaughenssy w/o

Harkleroad/Zvonareva def. Bedanova/Zvereva 7-5; 7-5
Jelena/Nastya :D but now these two blond girls...OMG... :sad:

GOOD LUCK DAJA!!! - show me that I lost to a very very good player!!!
wow Bedanova! :eek: First final! :D :bounce:

Good luck Pistolesi :)

mboyle, are we alowed to change points after a round? :wavey:
Go Daja! :wavey:
You're always allowed to change points after every round.
Daja Bedanova (CZE) vs. Anna Smashnova (ISR)

First Set, Bedanova to Serve:
1-0 Bedanova
2-0 Bedanova

2-1 Bedanova
3-1 Bedanova
3-2 Bedanova
4-2 Bedanova
5-2 Bedanova

5-3 Bedanova (CT)
5-4 Bedanova

Game and First Set: Daja Bedanova

Daja Bedanova (CZE) leads Anna Smashnova (ISR) 6-4

Second Set, Bedanova to Serve:
0-1 Smashnova
0-2 Smashnova

1-2 Smashnova
2-2

2-3 Smashnova
3-3
4-3 Bedanova
5-3 Bedanova

5-4 Bedanova
5-5
5-6 Smashnova

6-6

TIEBREAK--Bedanova to Serve:
1-0 Bedanova
1-1
1-2 Smashnova
1-3

2-3
2-4
2-5

3-5
4-5
5-5
6-5 (Matchpoint: Bedanova)

6-6
7-6 (Matchpoint #2: Bedanova)
7-7
7-8 (Setpoint: Smashnova)

8-8
8-9 (Setpoint #2: Smashnova)
Game and Second Set: Anna Smashnova

Daja Bedanova (CZE) tie with Anna Smashnova (ISR) 6-4; 6-7(8)

Third and Final Set, Smashnova to Serve:
1-0 Smashnova
2-0 Smashnova
3-0 Smashnova

3-1 Smashnova
3-2 Smashnova
3-3

4-3 Smashnova
5-3 Smashnova
Game, Set, Match, and Championship: Anna Smashnova


Anna Smashnova (ISR) def. Daja Bedanova (CZE) 4-6; 7-6(8); 6-3

A very unclean match from Anna, but she hung in there, and was eventually able to pull through for her first tournament title of her career.:D Daja continued to mix things up. She served and volleyed a few times, but she never really got comfortable with being the aggressor, and always looked the most comfortable retrieving balls. She clearly isn't as fast as some other players (as she devotes some of her energy into being a bit aggressive), but she still looked most comfortable playing that style. Anna hit the ball side to side, and really tested Daja's retrieving capabilities. She was eventually able to capitalize on enough short balls to save the matchpoints and win the third set.
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Harkleroad/Zvonareva def. Dokic/Petrova 7-5; 6-2

Ash and Vera mixed up their plays as usual, and Dokic/Petrova seemed to be cruising in the first set (up 5-1) with solid passing shots and top notch counter-punching, but a few solid games from Ash and Vera (heavy hitting), and Jelena/Natsya were finished. Had they merely retrieved every shot and tried to get back every ball, they would have frustrated Harkleroad/Zvonareva into making tons of errors, thus giving them the match.
:sad: Daja
Smashnova Captures First Career Title


Smashnova hoists her trophy into the air after the awards ceremony.

BIRMINGHAM, England -- When Anna Smashnova hurt her knee forcing her out of the game almost two seasons ago, few thought she would be back - including herself. Yet with encouragement from fans, her coach, and the tour director, she obliged.

She made a tiny splash at Roland Garros in qualifying, but quickly fell there and in the tournament afterwards. But she decided to play a smaller grass tournament to prepare for Wimbledon, to get some match practice in on her worst surface.

Luckily for her, she committed herself to the matches.

All four of the top seeds fell in the opening round, thus giving an opportunity to someone outside of the elite group, and leaving the pint sized Israeli as the most experienced player in the draw. Smashnova eliminated Samantha Stosur and Natasha Zvereva to reach the semifinals where she faced newcomer Meghann Shaughnessy, advancing in the easiest fashion of her matches thus far.

Smashnova then faced Czech Daja Bedanova in the final, the player that eliminated top seeded Jelena Dokic in the first round. Bedanova played a solid, agressive match jumping out to a 6-4 5-3 lead before fizzling, allowing the Israeli to dictate play and await an error or punch out a winner. Drawing the set into a tiebreak, Smashnova saved 4 matches points to level the match at 4-6 7-6(8).

Carrying the momentum, Smashnova exploded into the third set with a 3-0 lead before suffering a minor letdown allowing Bedanova to come back to 3-3. From there on out it was all Smashnova, who closed out the match on a wild forehand from Bedanova 4-6 7-6(8) 6-3 to win her first career title on what most would say her worst surface.
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Daja :sad: - Congratulations on a great week in reaching the final! :D Good luck to you next week in Wimbledon and I hope that you win your first title soon :)

Elke :wavey:

Thanx Matt :)
Bedanova :sad: :sad: :sad:

Well done to you Anna, you played great :worship:
And thank you to everyone that cheered for me :)

:kiss: Jordan.
:kiss: Karolbarzo
Ashley/Vera :bounce: Ash in singles sucks...

wow Daja :eek: Congrats Anna :)
Jelena and Nastya... I really don't know what to do... Kurwa mac...
Congrats Little Girls. :)

(Anna, this is a tournament on grass! ;) )

(and that's YOUR monthly post.)
Ashley :bounce:

:wavey: Daja
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