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The Felix Cup

LTT Second Season is back, after taking breaks for 2 weeks. New players are coming in while some old players are in the verge of retiring. The tour itself has a little revampment with the ex-director taking over. Rumour has it that there were conflicts between Hingis and Drew which ironically were still seen together after LTT Awards. However, Hingis and Drew has decided to go on seperate way in the mixed. Hingis will now pair up with The Felix while Drew will play with his own player, Maria Sharapova.






With the talks that some players are leaving like Roland Garros Champion, Magui Serna and US Open Champion, Mirjana Lucic, there are other names that are returning to the Tour after long layoffs. Often without injury rankings. Notable among the latter are the greatest ever Maria Sharopova and the defending champion, Elena Bovina, who would start the tournament as non-ranked players.




The Felix Cup is one of two Tier I events before Australian Open.
This season, it's paying top dollar, too. The result? A field which features eight of the Top Ten; the only exceptions are like we've said, Magui Serna (on diet program) and Mirjana Lucic (who thought Bali is in the Africa). In other words, there are no easy matches, except those who are lucky to meet players that are missing from the match after most prolly having to party all night long.


Given the strength of the draw
, let's just look down the seed list to see what each seed faces.


#1 Mary Pierce, the heavy favourite. After getting into final of YEC, RG and US Open, Pierce has one of the nicer draw. She will face Farina Elia who is having a mini-slump, who had only one win after 5 events. The winner of that will face either a qualifier or Justine Henin Hardenne. However, like we said, the qualifer could be either Bovina or Sharapova, let's hope Pierce gets lucky.





#2 Elena Dementieva, the leading lady of the Russian forces in the tour. The Wilmbledon champion's draw could be hot or flop. On her quarter, she gets 2 qualifiers. The qualifiers could be like we said, the greatest ever or newcomers. Either way, Demented has to be fully equipped with her weapon as Kirilenko, the YEC winner is in her part of the draw, whom she lost to easily in the YEC. However, Maria is always about inconsistency.





#3 Anna Kournikova, who used to be very good but not so right now. She gets the toughest draw of all. She opens against J-Cap, who missed the cut of being seeded. However, J-Cap had a big slump. Hardly winning anything since Wimbledon, minus Olympics. The winner will get to face the bitchiest player in LTT or a qualifier. We are hoping that Rena will get the defending champion, Bovina, just to shut her mouth.





#4 Jie Zheng, the smallest player on tour who proclaimed her self as double specialist. She opens again Lindsay Davenport, one of the big contender and hyped as one of the best newcomer past season. Whoever wins that will likely to move on to the semifinal as the winner will face either Vee or the teeth, whom should be lucky to get to play in the main draw. Both are in bad slumps since forever.




Our picks for interesting early round matches :

Round 1 :

Karolina Sprem vs Monica Seles. Sprem's coach is the old veteran here and coincidentally is a big fan of Seles in real life. It's a match between an idol vs a fan.

Elena Bovina vs Kristen Flipkens. Everyone is surprsied when Bovina announces her come back. The defending champion will face Flipkens, who is notably new too. Why exciting? Look out for the trashing.

Round 2 :

Venus Williams vs Anastasia Myskina. Both are in big slump, who knows the winner will come out of the slump and boast confidence to be better than ever.

(3)Anna Kournikova vs Jennifer Capriati. Both are hard hitters and coincidentally, last season, it was J-Cap who shocked A-Ko in the first round too.

The Rankings

This is the last week for players to improve their rankings before Australian Open is seeded. The defending champion, Elena Bovina ironically does not have anything to defend as her ranks have been scarped off from the system. A title here would definately get her back to top 15, and a main draw in Australian Open.

Mary Pierce will likely still be number one for at least until Australian Open. She has nothing to defend this week, which means she only gets to gain points. Elena Demented is the finalist last season, and her second world best player title is vulnarable if her fellow compatriot and double partner does really well, whom have not much to defend prior losing early last season. Jie should be safe in #4 if she wins one or two matches. Meaing the top four seeds in Australian Open are pretty much locked up unless Serna decided to come back.

Number 5 is pretty wide open. J-Cap have tons to defend for being semifinalist last season, meaning, the young Maria Kirilenko is very close to being there. With nothing to defend, in fact, Kirilenko is already #5 if J-Cap lost very early.

While #7 and #8 will be a fight between Rena and Farina Elia. Both have tough draw, and an upset will lock them being seeded in Australian Open.

Only one person that has quite number of points to defend, which is the elf, Henin.

The double looks to be very interesting too. The currently best double pair Zheng and Henin have pretty much nothing to defend, and their goal to be number one is wide open after Australian Open. However, for this event, Kournikova have TOO much lead to be dethroned as the best double player currently.

This is Felix, reporting, OUT.


 

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Venus Ready For LTT Season 2!
Williams Focused After Bad Year 1!
"Last year, I didn't compete well at all, I lost early, and I barely put any effort into my strategy. Buyt this season is different, this Venus Williams is ready to bring the goods on the court and I am ready to win titles and become #1. Lindsay and I are also ready to conquer the Doubles competition, so beware of the older Williams in Season 2..."
GO VENUS, KICK ASS QUEEN! :hearts:
 

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Point to be send to Felix? isn't she playing as Mary Pierce? :p

What tier this event is? thanks
:rolleyes: And talk about being dedicated to the game. Mary Pierce = Foxylicious :lick: And I am a he obviously :haha:

And check out the tournament schedule stuff, it was written pretty clearly.

It was so obvious, and I even bolded it, send to MOI, felix.
 

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World Number One Mary Pierce Arrives



:D Pierce back into practice :p

World Number One Mary Pierce is now practising daily after a 4 week rest in between the LTT Season switch from Season 1 to Season 2. Pierce is set to play her first event next week in Bali.

"Everyday, my level is getting higher, but I still have problems to get back in shape after this long break," she said on her official website on Thursday. "I still have alot of training to do before I reach my top level, it was a very hard season for me."

Pierce arrived in Australia on Tuesday and will fly out to Bali on Sunday. Pierce is set to play her first round match against Italian veteran Silvia Farina-Elia.

"Not playing for sometime will be tough, I always find the beginning of the seasons very tough for me. The beginning of last season was a struggle so, hopefully you know ... I can get off to a better start." said Pierce


World Number One Pierce won a total of 3 Singles titles (Memorial Cup T2 / Morgan Tennis Classic T1 / American Express Challenge T2). Despite Pierce only winning 3 Singles finals, the World Number One was in a total of 7 Singles finals, two which were the French Open and U.S Open. Pierce also made the finals of the YEC. Mary also has 1 Doubles titles (Morgan Tennis Classic T1 w/ Grzybowska) Pierce also won a Bronze Medal @ the Athens Olympics with Serena Williams-Santoro.

"I had a great season, Magui, Anna and Elena started so strong, I struggled and then pulled my game together. Seven finals was amazing, I came close to the winning the big events."


In LTT Season 2, Pierce is set to play with Sharapova in doubles and is rumoured to have cut her playing schedule.

"Maria and I practice often, she is a solid young up and coming player, so we decided to play together for the next season. With my schedule, it is still undecided, I wont play as much ... last season was definately tiring."
 

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Reviews are done.

Remember to send points everyone and also articles :p
 

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Serena: "You can't blow and suck at the same time"


Williams arrived in Bali with great confidence. She is still a newly bride and her husband is world wide famous for actingskills. On top of that is she in top 10 in LTT and one of the best doublesplayers, having won lots of titles including a bronze medal at the Olympics. She has been voted bitch of the year, which she takes as a compliment.

For me, being a bitch is a part of me. I don't think being a bitch is bad -not at all! It shows that you've got attitude and not afraid to tell the truth and your own opinion. And that's how I am. And never will I change that. Thats also what Rodrigo and I are gonna teach Aya. She must be strong and fight for herself whenever someone takes her down.

And who is Aya? It's Serena and Rodrigos baby. For a long time they have considered having children, but Serena might have to quit if she gives birth to a baby, therefor they decided to adopt.

We are parents of a beautiful healthy little girl, who we adore to heaven. Both me and my husband try not to talk so much about her, and show pictures to the press, cause we don't want her into the whole mediaworld.

The couple have decided to show some few pictures to the world of the lovely child.
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I know I have to make sacrefies a lot. And probably a part of my career, but Aya is mine and Rodrigos little babygirl and we love her and will give up everything for her. I will train less. Probable still play every week, Aya will go with me. Like they say, you can't blow and suck at same time. You must give up something, for something else. And I am alright with that.
Therefor are my expectations not so high either. I wanna be the best team with Jen. And that should not be too difficult now Zhengs luck is gone. She can't live on being lucky forever. I mean, she ain't Lindsay Davenport.

Serena ends interview by addiding that she's here to win, but have not practised nor given tennis a thought lately. Without hope?!
 
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it is amazing how much Serena's child grew in 2 weeks. I didn't even know she was pregnant :haha:
 

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Bamafan717 said:
it is amazing how much Serena's child grew in 2 weeks. I didn't even know she was pregnant :haha:
read the article... it says they ADOPTED
 

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New glamour girl




Princess Sharapova arrives in Bali
They may never strike the glamorous heights of Anna Kournikova - probably because they'll pay more than a passing attention to their tennis.


But the latest crop of young women players are competing well in other areas with the former princess of the courts.


The latest budding tennis super model is soon to appear on the famous LTT, with the glamourous Russian having to Qualify, she will play Mervana Jugic-Salkic in the Rnd 32.


"Im excited about my first match, I have been waiting for this day for some time. I really have been looking forward to my debut on the pro-tour. Hopefully I can play great tennis." commented Sharapova.


Sharapova, 17 is expected to do well on the tour as she has been training with the highly reputated coach and former tour director, Drew Morgan.


"I have been training with Drew for around 1 month now, he's great, nice guy, good coach and nice friend, im learning alot."

Sharapova is playing double with Pierce and mixed doubles with coach and friend Drew Morgan.


"Doubles is alot of fun, I cant wait to play some doubles, it always helps my singles game." said Maria.
 

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Loeffler-Caro: "I will lose"

Nancy was very blunt about her chances.

"I will lose and have the same bullshit all over again. Oh well."

Loeffler-Caro plays Chanda Rubin in first round of qualifiying.
 

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bumps

Received 9 players' points.

Like 11 more to go. Great :help:
 

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LTT Talented and Teen Sensation MARIA KIRILENKO is ready!​






After almost a month resting and have Won The Year Ending CHAMPIONSHIPS Single Title, I am ready to starting my new LTT season and become LTT #1 Player.

Some people doubtful about my consistency on my game, but I am the one who know how capable and great my Tennis skills are, as the result I proved to everyone by WINNING YEC defeated almost everyone above me, even though I was The UNDERdog (seeded #8 and just made the cut to qualify) but I trained so hard to improve my game to the level that I feel comfortable at.

This season, My fellow Russian "Myskina" was asking me before YEC if I wanna to be her regular partner, and I said "Yes!" and we will teaming as my regular partner after my long time and "Best Friend Barabanschikova" has retired from LTT, and I wasn't sure what makes her to retire? Hope she is ok.

I can't wait to compete again this week and hopefully I can wins the title to boost my confident level before The LTT 1st Grand Slam of the season The Australian Open get kick on!












 

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After a legal battle between Maria Blood vs God Parents, finally The Judge has agreed, that Maria Kirilenko no longer exist

Maria KIRILENKO (past) ---> Daniela HANTUCHOVA (new)

While LTT break time Maria has made herself makeover, this is her new face!



Everything else still stay the same (Her Talented, LTT Ranking pts and Titles), only her nationality has change to SLOVAK Rep (where her God Parent came from)
 
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