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Event Name Red Clay Championships<br />Location Madrid, Spain<br />Draw Size: 64<br />Format Best 2 of 3 tie-break sets<br />-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

<br />RULES

In order to participate in the event, you have to have been a member here on or before Oct 31st 2001. In order for your votes to count you must vote on all matches being contested in that day. The winner is decided by the majority of votes, but the order of the votes indicates the score. You can only vote for each match once, but you can vote however you like, for the realistic winner, or for whoever you want to win. <br />--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

TODAYS PHOTOS

WAS IST LOS HIER?<br />
<br />What's the matter here? was Germany's Steffi Graf the latest to experience the Van Roost Curse? Van Roost was up a set and a break in the second set, but Graf has a little curse of her own, "The Fraulien Forehand Curse"... Gee, I wonder which curse prevailed in the third set? <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

VAMOS!<br />
<br />Argentina's Gabriela Sabatini raises her arms in triumph to the crowd after defeating Lindsay Davenport. Sabatini used masterful spins and slices to keep Davenport off balance and guessing. A one point in the second set after a Sabatini hit a backhand winner down the line to break Davenport's serve, Davenport went over to the spot, picked up some clay and shook her head saying " What am I doing here", before throwing the clay over her shoulder. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

NO MORE CINDERELLA STORY<br />
<br />The forehand of Mary Pierce struck Midnight on the Cinderella story of unseeded Natasha Zvereva in the quaterfinals of The Red Clay Championships. Zvereva managed to stay with Mary for awhile, but faultered during the later stages of each set. When asked if she was tired after her long match with Navratilova? Zvereva laughed and replied " No, just tired of Mary ". <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

EASY DOES IT!<br />
<br />Mary Joe Fernandez won our tournament last week, The best player never to win a slam event. Well it looks like Fernandez has carried that winning form here to The Red Clay Championships. After dispatching of Monica Seles and Justine Henin in previous rounds, Fernandez edged Japan's Kimiko Date in two close sets ... Go Mary Joe! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

QUARTERFINAL RESULTS

<br />#15) Mary Pierce def Natasha Zvereva 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)<br />#28) Mary Joe Fernandez def #29) Kimiko Date 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3)<br />#10) Gabriela Sabatini def #6) Lindsay Davenport 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)<br />Dominique Van Roost def #3) Steffi Graf 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3

#1) Navratilova/Shriver def Pierce/Majoli 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (12-10) <br />#14) Clijsters/Sugiyama def #7) Tauziat/Halard-Decugis 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4<br />#6) Hingis/Kournikova def #2) Sanchez-Vicario/Novotna 6-4, 7-5 <br />#3) Zvereva/G. Fernandez def #11) Likhovtseva/Black 7-5, 7-5

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TODAYS SEMIFINAL MATCHES

#15) Mary Pierce vs #28) Mary Joe Fernandez<br /> Followed by<br />#6) M. Hingis/A.Kournikova vs #3) N. Zvereva/G. Fernandez<br /> Followed by<br />#10) Gabriela Sabatini vs Dominique Van Roost <br /> Followed by<br />#1) M. Navratilova/P. Shriver vs #14) K. Clijsters/A. Sugiyama

<br />YOU MUST VOTE ON ALL MATCHES FOR YOUR VOTES TO COUNT. Cut off time for voting on these matches will be Tuesday at 11.00PM ... thanks for playing <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ November 12, 2001: Message edited by: Big Lindsay ]</p>
 

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#15) Mary Pierce <br />#3) N. Zvereva/G. Fernandez

#10) Gabriela Sabatini <br />#1) M. Navratilova/P. Shriver

14 SLAM wins v 0 ????? it has to be Natasha/Gigi <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
 

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#15) Mary Pierce

#3) N. Zvereva/G. Fernandez

#10) Gabriela Sabatini

#1) M. Navratilova/P. Shriver
 

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Mary Joe Fernandez<br />Gabriela Sabatini

N. Zvereva/G. Fernandez<br />M. Navratilova/P. Shriver
 

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Mary Joe Fernandez<br />#6) M. Hingis/A.Kournikova Followed by<br />Dominique Van Roost <br />#1) M. Navratilova/P. Shriver
 

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#28) Mary Joe Fernandez<br />Followed by<br />#6) M. Hingis/A.Kournikova <br />Followed by<br />#10) Gabriela Sabatini <br />Followed by<br />#14) K. Clijsters/A. Sugiyama
 

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<br />Mary Joe prepares to serve, and win !!! come on people vote for Mary Joe!

we miss you MJ!
 

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Natasha, Kimiko and Steffi ALL out? <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Anyway:

Mary Pierce<br />Gigi Fernandez/Natasha Zvereva

Dominique Van Roost<br />Kim Clijsters/Ai Sugiyama
 

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Noooo... kimiko is out

#15) Mary Pierce (price for beating Kimiko <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> )<br />#6) M. Hingis/A.Kournikova<br />Dominique Van Roost <br />#14) K. Clijsters/A. Sugiyama
 

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15) Mary Pierce<br />#6) M. Hingis/A.Kournikova<br />#10) Gabriela Sabatini <br />#1) M. Navratilova/P. Shriver
 

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I'm not a tennis guru like some of you, but I do know Hingis/Kournikova did win the AO so its not 14-0 in slams Boiled egg. Whats with this Van roost stuff, you mean to tell me she beat Zina, Helena, Arantxa, Steffi and now Gaby?

Seems to me like some fan of Belgium has a lot of screen names.
 

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Mary Pierce

N. Zvereva/G. Fernandez <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Gabriela Sabatini

K. Clijsters/A. Sugiyama
 

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Originally posted by Serena_TheBody_Williams:<br /><strong>I'm not a tennis guru like some of you, but I do know Hingis/Kournikova did win the AO so its not 14-0 in slams Boiled egg. Whats with this Van roost stuff, you mean to tell me she beat Zina, Helena, Arantxa, Steffi and now Gaby?

Seems to me like some fan of Belgium has a lot of screen names.</strong><hr></blockquote>

<br />First off, I am asking you guys not to clog this voting thread with fights and accusations, so if any of you have something to say about Serena_Body then please create a seperate thread to her attention.

Serena_Body, I understand how you feel, but there is no real proof of it. I have noticed the overash of upsets too. I will be incorporating a formula in my next event that will offer some form of seed protection, but nothing ridiculous. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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TOURNAMENT UPDATE<br /> <br />As of Elisse's votes

Pierce leads Fernandez 6-2, 5-1<br />Van Roost leads Sabatini 7-5, 0-2<br />Hingis/Kournikova lead Zvereva/Fernandez 6-3, 2-3<br />Clijsters/Sugiyama lead Navartilova/Shriver 7-5, 1-1

[ November 13, 2001: Message edited by: Big Lindsay ]</p>
 

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Yep Anna/Martina got one ... but one slam still isn't 14.

I guess alot of ppl have short memories including me.

Navratilova/Shriver /Gigi/Natasha would clean up any doubles team anyday.

[ November 13, 2001: Message edited by: TheBoiledEgg ]</p>
 
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