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I noticed there wasn't a thread yet for this tournament and wanted to post that Venus has withdrawn which is very very good news for Kim, cause even if she is 3 going in here now she will be number2 seed and therefore in the other half to Serena :)

Had Venus played Kim would of had either williams in the semis but now won't have to face Serena till the final if Kim makes it. Also, this year the trend in the draws is that the number 1 and 3 seeds and the 4 and 2 seeds have been drawn in the same half, so if that holds true, she should avoid Henin till the final too, which would be great as Kim has semis to defend here, But also if that holds true she should draw a Henin semi at Berlin :sad: meaning even though Venus is the lower seed she should get an easier draw. But we will have to wait for the draw to see.

BTW- Feel free to delete this thread or rename it or whatever, I just couldn't find one about Rome, and felt this was important news to post here :)
 

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With Venus playing the J & S Cup in Warsaw, does that mean that Kim will be back at three if venus does well??
I know it may sound like a stupid question but I haven't had time to work out the rankings cause I have been busy with my own tennis.
 

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The maindraw is out and I htink it is fairly reasonable for KImmie. Now all she has to f=do to be the number 2 seed at RG is make the semis, therfore defending her points. So she is likely tohave to beat Ruano PAscual, then Sahughnessy although this is not her best surface so dont be surpised if it's Grande or the qualifier. Then int he QF it should be Myskins, but she sin't in that great form so it will more likely be Danilidou, Schiavone or Mikaelian, all 3 are good opponents for Kim she has never lost to Eleni, Capriati beat Schivone in Berlin & Kim beat Cap, and Dani beat Mikaelian in Berlin & we know what Kim did to Hantuchova. So although Henin is her likely semi opponent like last year, I think it's pretty good for kim up to the semis and that is all she has to do to be the number 2 seed at RG. But ofcourse the Berlin final first!!!!!
Good Luck Kim

1 WILLIAMS SERENA USA WILLIAMS
SR MEDINA GARRIGUES ANABEL ESP vs Q
Q vs DECHY NATHALIE FRA
TULYAGANOVA IRODA UZB vs 14-COETZER AMANDA RSA

9-DOKIC JELENA YUG vs MARTINEZ CONCHITA ESP
WC-GAGLIARDI EMMANUELLE SUI vs Q
SERNA MAGUI ESP vs LIKHOVTSEVA ELENA RUS
7-HANTUCHOVA DANIELA SVK
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4-MAURESMO AMELIE FRA
SR-KRASNOROUTSKAYA LINA RUS vs Q
WC-PENNETTA FLAVIA ITA vs FERNANDEZ CLARISA ARG
Q vs 16-PISTOLESI ANNA ISR

10-SELES MONICA USA vs CASANOVA MYRIAM SUI
SR-PETROVA NADIA RUS vs WC-GARBIN TATHIANA ITA
STEVENSON ALEXANDRA USA vs Q
5-CAPRIATI JENNIFER USA
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6-RUBIN CHANDA USA
SCHNYDER PATTY SUI vs CHLADKOVA DENISA CZE
Q vs Q
FARINA ELIA SILVIA ITA vs 11-MALEEVA MAGDALENA BUL

13-SUGIYAMA AI JPN vs SUAREZ PAOLA ARG
SREBOTNIK KATARINA SLO vs Q
SCHETT BARBARA AUT vs WC-SERRA ZANETTI ANTONELLA ITA
3-HENIN-HARDENNE JUSTINE BEL
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8-MYSKINA ANASTASIA RUS
MATEVZIC MAJA SLO vs SCHIAVONE FRANCESCA ITA
MIKAELIAN MARIE-GAIANEHSUI vs KUZNETSOVA SVETLANA RUS
Q vs 12-DANIILIDOU ELENI GRE

15-SHAUGHNESSY MEGHANN USA vs GRANVILLE LAURA USA
Q vs GRANDE RITA ITA
RUANO PASCUAL VIRGINIA ESP vs Q
2-CLIJSTERS KIM BEL
 

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Telecom Italia Masters- Rome 2003

1 WILLIAMS SERENA USA WILLIAMS
SR MEDINA GARRIGUES ANABEL ESP vs Q
Q vs DECHY NATHALIE FRA
TULYAGANOVA IRODA UZB vs 14-COETZER AMANDA RSA

9-DOKIC JELENA YUG vs MARTINEZ CONCHITA ESP
WC-GAGLIARDI EMMANUELLE SUI vs Q
SERNA MAGUI ESP vs LIKHOVTSEVA ELENA RUS
7-HANTUCHOVA DANIELA SVK
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4-MAURESMO AMELIE FRA
SR-KRASNOROUTSKAYA LINA RUS vs Q
WC-PENNETTA FLAVIA ITA vs FERNANDEZ CLARISA ARG
Q vs 16-PISTOLESI ANNA ISR

10-SELES MONICA USA vs CASANOVA MYRIAM SUI
SR-PETROVA NADIA RUS vs WC-GARBIN TATHIANA ITA
STEVENSON ALEXANDRA USA vs Q
5-CAPRIATI JENNIFER USA
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6-RUBIN CHANDA USA
SCHNYDER PATTY SUI vs CHLADKOVA DENISA CZE
Q vs Q
FARINA ELIA SILVIA ITA vs 11-MALEEVA MAGDALENA BUL

13-SUGIYAMA AI JPN vs SUAREZ PAOLA ARG
SREBOTNIK KATARINA SLO vs Q
SCHETT BARBARA AUT vs WC-SERRA ZANETTI ANTONELLA ITA
3-HENIN-HARDENNE JUSTINE BEL
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8-MYSKINA ANASTASIA RUS
MATEVZIC MAJA SLO vs SCHIAVONE FRANCESCA ITA
MIKAELIAN MARIE-GAIANEHSUI vs KUZNETSOVA SVETLANA RUS
Q vs 12-DANIILIDOU ELENI GRE

15-SHAUGHNESSY MEGHANN USA vs GRANVILLE LAURA USA
Q vs GRANDE RITA ITA
RUANO PASCUAL VIRGINIA ESP vs Q
2-CLIJSTERS KIM BEL



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we have already a thread re Rome, therefore I moved your thread to the existing one about Rome.

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Kim has a pretty good draw!!! :D

Good luck Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce:
 

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This is the new draw, Justine withdrew... :rolleyes:
Now Kim can't get revenge :fiery:

1- Serena Williams - bye
Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Q- Klara Koukalova
Q- Ashley Harkleroad vs. Nathalie Dechy
Iroda Tulyaganova vs. 14- Amanda Coetzer

9- Jelena Dokic vs. Conchita Martinez
WC- Emmanuelle Gagliardi vs. Q- Jelena Jankovic
Magui Serna vs. Elena Likhovtseva
7- Daniela Hantuchova - bye

4- Amelie Mauresmo - bye
Lina Krasnoroutskaya vs. Q- Els Callens
WC- Flavia Pennetta vs. Clarisa Fernandez
Q- Elena Tatarkova vs. 16- Anna Pistolesi

10- Monica Seles vs. Myriam Casanova
Nadia Petrova vs. WC- Tathiana Garbin
Alexandra Stevenson vs. Q- Fabiola Zuluaga
5- Jennifer Capriati - bye

6- Chanda Rubin - bye
LL- Emilie Loit vs. Denisa Chladkova
Q- Adriana Serra Zanetti vs. Q- Tina Pisnik
Silvia Farina Elia vs. 11- Magdalena Maleeva

13- Ai Sugiyama vs. Paola Suarez
Katarina Srebotnik vs. Q- Dinara Safina
Barbara Schett vs. WC- Antonella Serra Zanetti
17- Patty Schnyder - bye

8- Anastasia Myskina - bye
Maja Matevzic vs. Francesca Schiavone
Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova
Q- Samantha Reeves vs. 12- Eleni Daniilidou

15- Meghann Shaughnessy vs. Laura Granville
Q- Cara Black vs. Rita Grande
Virginia Ruano Pascual vs. Q- Meilen Tu
2- Kim Clijsters - bye

But the draw is better now! COME ON KIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce:
 

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I must admit I don't understand *beep* of those draws, but if you say it's a good one, I'll believe you ;)
 

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Kim and Ai are second seeded in doubles, she'd better withdraw :rolleyes:
 

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C'MON KIM!!!!!:bounce::
 

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Thanks for posting the draw.

:eek: Juju
 

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I'm :confused:
Venus has withdrawn from Rome-right?
And Kim is no.2 this week-right?
If Kim gets to the final, or by a miracle wins-will she still be no.2?
All this I suppose depends on whether she can play or not with that damn leg :(
Okay, maybe I'm not so :confused: afterall?
 
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All Kim has to do to be number 2 is make the semis adn now with that draw if her leg is okay she has a great shot at the final.

I hope her leg is okay, & she better withdraw from doubles :mad:
 

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Kim needs 189 points to be number 2. With not that many high ranked players in her draw, that could be tough. if there are some upsets she may need to make the final to get the points. She really needs to rely upon SHaughnessy making the third round, but clay isn't her strongest surface, and then if she gets there it will be an extremely tough match for Kim. And in the Qf it won't matter if she doesn't get Myskina cause Myskina is 11 so offers 35 bonus points but so does Daniilidou who is 15, so either Myskina or Daniilidou in the QF is required, to get the points. But knowing Henin has withdrawn & if Kim's leg is okay she might be able to make the final hopefully, and be guaranteed of it that way.
 

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According to the Eurosport website Henin has withdrawn from Rome now, with tendonitis of the knee. She says she could start to feel it during the final in Berlin yesterday.

Seems like everyone is getting injured all of a sudden. At this rate Serena will be playing herself!!
 

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Does anybody knows how to get the site of the Toernament of Rome in English??? ( Italian isn't that good;)).
 

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kim&lleyton,i don't think that there is one.There is no "language selection",plus if you see on the main page lots of things are written both in Italian and english.(I know,not all of them :eek: )
 

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Oke Thanx!
 

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Shaughnessy loast to Granville, so it looks like Kim is going to have to make the final is is to be number 2 now :sad:

Oh well, good luck Kimmie, hope your leg is alright :)
 
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