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US Open

Seedings :

#1 : Anna Kournikova RUS
#2 : Kim Clijsters BEL
#3 : Gabriela Sabatini ARG
#4 : Maria Sharapova RUS
#5 : Maja Matevzic SLO
#6 : Jelena Dokic SMO
#7 : Elena Dementieva RUS
#8 : Martina Hingis SUI

Singles Main Draw

(1) Anna Kournikova RUS vs. BYE
Kirsten Flipkens BEL vs. Magdalena Maleeva BUL
Iroda Tulyaganova UZB vs. Chanda Rubin USA
Steffi Graf GER vs. (6) Jelena Dokic SMO

(5) Maja Matevzic SLO vs. Daniela Hantuchova SVK
Nathalie Dechy FRA vs. Jennifer Capriati USA
Ai Sugiyama JPN vs. Rennea Stubbs AUS
BYE vs. (3) Gabriela Sabatini ARG

(4) Maria Sharapova vs. BYE
Tamarine Tanasugarn THA vs. Suchanan Viratprasert THA
Elena Bovina RUS vs. Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER
Marta Marrero ESP vs. (8) Martina Hingis SUI

(7) Elena Dementieva RUS vs. Venus Williams USA
Alicia Molik AUS vs. Lindsay Davenport USA
Serena Williams USA vs. Daja Bedanova CZE
BYE vs. (2) Kim Clijsters BEL

Doubles Main Draw

(1) L.Davenport/V.Williams vs. Bye
M.Domachowska/M.Hingis vs. A.Kournikova/J.Capriati
K.Clijsters/E.Dementieva vs. D.Hantuchova/M.Maleeva
Bye vs. (3) M.Sharapova/I.Tulyaganova

(4) M.Marrero/J.Dokic vs. Bye
Bye vs. T.Tanasugarn/S.Viratprasert
K.Flipkens/M.Matevzic vs. A.Sugiyama/S.Williams
Bye vs. (2) N.Dechy/A.Molik

Important informations

#1 : Seedings is based on the ranking from 13th October
#2 : Deadline to commit to the doubles draw is on Tuesday 5 p.m. GMT
#3 : Deadline to send points in singles (100 into three sets) is on Tuesday, 5 p.m. GMT
#4 : Deadline to send points in doubles (100 points into three sets) is on Wednesday, 5 p.m. GMT
#5 : Results will be done in colours :

Players from The Worst Bitches
Players from Silly Pussycats
Players from Absolute Fighters
Players from Sexy Beauties

Have fun and support your team!

Commit doubles teams (your partner can be from other groups)!

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Cocky Hantuchova Confident Ahead Of Debut

Hantuchova in training this morning

FLT newcomer Daniela Hantuchova was in a very upbeat and confident mood ahead of her first match in the FLT against Maja Matevzic, a partner in the "Worst Bitches" group.

"I'm really looking forward to it." The Slovakian told me, "I'd prefer to be playing against someone who isn't from my team but I've got Maja and I can't wait to get out there. My training's been going well and I'm playing good tennis."

I then asked the starlet how far she thought she could go here in the FLT, "I'm going to go all the way to the top, I'm a born star and I'm succesful at everything I do. I will be number 1 in the world eventually it's just a matter of time. After tomorrow it'll be my name across all the headlines."

Hantuchova was then asked about her opinions on the other groups, "I don't see any of them as challengers to the worst bitches. Anna, Maja, Jenny, Steffi, Martina and Marti are all great players and I respect each of them very much and I'm glad to be with them. To be honest, nobody else matters in my eyes. And "The Sexy Beauties", how can they call themselves that when I'm in a different team?!!". :p :devil:

Finally she was asked how she's enjoying life in the FLT so far, "Well I've not had much of a chance to settle in but I'm enjoying it here so far, I just can't wait to play some tennis and show everyone what I can do."

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Maja Matevzic arrived to the flushing meadows

"I like the US Open, and I'll try win this.. But first I looking per match to match. The first match is against my new teammate Daniela Hantuchova, she's very motivated for this tournament..
But.. Me too! :devil: " Matevzic said..

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Lindsay in great mood ready for US Open

"After my and Venus another title last week in Cape Town, I`m very possitive and full of energy to play my best tennis. Of course it would be great to play some good matches in singles, but nowdays I`m trying to concentrate on doubles" - said Lindsay Davenport after arriving N.Y.

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Sharapova arrives to take US OPEN crown

Russian Beauty and World #4 arrives at US OPEN​

Q. You are the true #1 Russian player and seeded #4. What do you expect in this tournament?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: I just want to go out and just perform well and play some good tennis. My ranking and seeding is telling me to make the semifinals and thats what I have to do.

Q. Do you feel match tough? How fresh are you mentally?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: I... Match tough? I wouldn't say I'm match tough because I haven't really played alot of matches, you know. I havent had a very consistent year unfortunately.

Mentally, I think I'm ready. I got a few days rest at home. I just sort of kicked back and just really practiced and worked on my game. So, you know, hopefully I'm mentally fresh.

Q. Is it different for you now than it was, say, in the spring in Paris and in Wimbledon when a lot of the players know who you are, the expectations on you are higher because you did so well at Wimbledon?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: Well, I mean, I haven't changed as a person, you know. I'm still the same person. You know, I think my level in tennis went up a bit, went up a notch. You know, I'm -- I mean, I'm getting as much experience as I can right now, so that's really important for me. Ive got the game to be at the top.

But of course many of the players have seen how I play, you know. And, I don't know, if they're scooping on my game or something, but... (Laughing).

Q. Is consistency in your play a big thing for you? You played a great tournament in Wimbledon but not many other great singles results. Is sustaining your level of play set after set after set important?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, playing the important points a little bit smarter. I mean, I think, I mean, I watched the match back on tape, you know. I think there were just a few points that if I could have won, maybe could have given me a little boost in the matches that I play now.

It is consistency and, you know, just doing the right thing on the right shot. That's all time and I have to just get my experience, you know. Because, I mean, it's not easy when you are mentally not there, then you got to go play a tournament and you can't always win, you know, the tournament, so you just hopefully try to get as many matches and do as well as you can.

Q. Did you look at your draw other than Tamarine Tanasugarn THA vs. Suchanan Viratprasert THA?

MARIA SHARAPOVA: Yeah, Yeah ... I should pull through those matches.

Q. Goodluck this week Masha :kiss:

MARIA SHARAPOVA: Thank You :wavey:

Go Maria Sharapova!!!
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