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Petrova to make debut on Tour


Russia can now boast another player in it's stabel of stars set to dominate the FS Tour with the announcement that Nadia Petrova is set to make her debut next week at the RCI International.

We spoke with the young star about her feelings

Q: Welcome to the Tour

A: Thank You

Q: How well do you think you will do this week?

A: Win. I won't be satisfied with anything less. I am the best one here. No doubt about that.

Q: You face another Russian Zvonareva in the 1st rnd, are you looking forward to that?

A: Definitely. It'll be a good test to get out there and smack a few balls and hopefully come back a winner.

Q: You could face top seed Pierce in the quarters, are you looking forward to that? What are your thoughts of her?

A: She's fat.

And I will beat her.

Thank You Nadia

You're Welcome :)


Udachi Nadia!
 

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Sanchez-Vicario Arrives

After a less than impressive performance last week in Toronto, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario hopes to prove herself this week.

TKC: Well Arantxa, you are seeded for the first time.
ASV:Yes. Pretty nice feeling to receive an automatic trip to the quarterfinals even though that's where I lose more often enough these days, but still, it's good to know that work is paying off.

TKC:What happened last week in Toronto. Going down 0-6 0-6 to Elena (Dementieva) seemed quite shocking.
ASV: Yes. I really don't know what happened over that one. Anyways, that was last week and I'm over here now. I hope to change things otherwise.

TKC: Congratulations on your first title with Flavia Pennetta. This was your first time partnering together wasn't it?
ASV: Why yes. My old partner.......welllll, I can't really say anything good about that so best not to mention it. But that was a very good feeling winning with Flavia. ~smiling~

TKC: You two are in the same quarter of the draw. How does that make you feel?
ASV: Just this: Flavia, let's meet in the semis.

TKC: And Mary Pierce is in the other half of the draw as the top seed.
ASV: Yes......isin't it beautiful how things work out?

~END~
 

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Vera do you wanna play again with Ashley? :)
 

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I guess I will have to wait till tomorrow to write my article:sad: . I am way too tired.
 

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Can Justine Henin-Hardenne be added in the draw please? I'll send my points now...

If so, Henin-Hardenne and Harkleroad as a permanent team?
 

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Juju, I'm playing with Vera this week (Vera???? ;) ), but next week I will play with you :)
 

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Anyone with Mary Pierce?
 

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Nadia Petrova (RUS) vs. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)

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

4-2 Petrova
5-2 Petrova
Game and First Set: Nadia Petrova


Nadia Petrova (RUS) leads Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 6-2

Second Set, Petrova to Serve:
1-0 Petrova
1-1
2-1 Petrova
3-1 Petrova
4-1 Petrova

4-2 Petrova
5-2 Petrova
Game Set and Match: Nadia Petrova


Nadia Petrova (RUS) def.Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 6-2; 6-2
 

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Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) vs. Iva Majoli (CRO)

First Set, Majoli to Serve:
1-0 Henin-Hardenne
1-1 (CT)
2-1 Henin-Hardenne
3-1 Henin-Hardenne
4-1 Henin-Hardenne

4-2 Henin-Hardenne
4-3 Henin-Hardenne
4-4
4-5 Majoli
Game and First Set: Iva Majoli



Iva Majoli (CRO) leads Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6-4

Second Set, Majoli to Serve:
1-0 Henin-Hardenne (CT)
2-0 Henin-Hardenne (CT)
3-0 Henin-Hardenne

3-1 Henin-Hardenne
4-1 Henin-Hardenne
5-1 Henin-Hardenne

5-2 Henin-Hardenne
5-3 Henin-Hardenne
5-4 Henin-Hardenne

Game and Second Set: Justine Henin-Hardenne

Iva Majoli (CRO) tied with Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6-4; 4-6

Third and Final Set, Majoli to Serve:
1-0 Henin-Hardenne
2-0 Henin-Hardenne

2-1 Henin-Hardenne
3-1 Henin-Hardenne
4-1 Henin Hardenne

4-2 Henin-Hardenne
4-3 Henin-Hardenne (CT)
4-4
4-5 Majoli
Game, Set, and Match: Iva Majoli


Iva Majoli (CRO) def. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 6-4; 4-6; 6-4

Iva and Justine both played similar thinking strategies for the first two sets. There was little between them as they worked their way into net behind powerful topspin drives, acute angles, and breath taking dropshots. However, in the third set, Justine showed a bit of nerves as she abandoned her gameplan, became slightly more aggressive, then choked right as she was on the verge of victory. She grew tired at around 4-4, and just allowed Iva to use her superior match experience to prevail.
 

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Maria Kirilenko def. Lindsay Davenport w/o:sad:

Lindsay, I thought you were "sending in new points". PEOPLE, IF YOU ENTITLE YOUR PM "(insert player)'s NEW POINTS" I will DELETE your old ones:fiery: :rolleyes: .
 

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Chanda Rubin (THA) vs. Ashley Harkleroad (USA)

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

2-1 Rubin
2-2

3-2 Rubin
3-3
4-3 Rubin
4-4
4-5 Harkleroad

5-5
6-5 Rubin (CT)
Game and First Set: Chanda Rubin


Chanda Rubin (THA) leads Ashley Harkleroad (USA) 7-5

Second Set, Rubin to Serve:
1-0 Rubin
2-0 Rubin
3-0 Rubin
4-0 Rubin
5-0 Rubin
Game, Set, and Match: Chanda Rubin


Chanda Rubin (THA) def.Ashley Harkleroad (USA) 7-5; 6-0

Ash really played an excellent first set, but, as with so many newbies, fell due to serious lack of experience. Both Chanda and Ashley were very aggressive off the ground today, and both served relatively well. The difference was that Chanda new when to turn her power on, and when to conserve energy and let Harkleroad self-destruct. This comes from basically playing matches, and learning how to win.
 
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