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HELLO!!! :wavey: :)
okies i know this is gonna sound REALLY stupid but does anyone know the dates for Wimbly this year???? i looked on the WTA site and couldn't find em'. They were probably there but i didn't see them...
 

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Your question isn't stupid :)
Also if you want to find out any dates for any other tournament just go to www.wtatour.com and then click on tournaments at the top of the screen and the entire 2003 wta calender will come up :)

Hope this helps :D
 

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YAY! withdrawla has departed!:)

:kiss: :p THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!! :kiss: :p

I thought my question sounded stupid coz my paretns thought it was! :confused:
 

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You are most welcome :)

Heehee 1 more post to go and I have 800 posts :D
 

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lil_minx910 said:
HELLO!!! :wavey: :)
okies i know this is gonna sound REALLY stupid but does anyone know the dates for Wimbly this year???? i looked on the WTA site and couldn't find em'. They were probably there but i didn't see em
...pls i need to know...withdrawal...must know all tourney dates or will go insane...
Speaking of which, does anyone know how good the coverage is in Australia? I've never really been interested in the wimbly, French or US. I always follow the Australian, well for obvious reasons, ans I loooooove the Hopman Cup. I worship the Hopman cup..... :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
 

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Speaking of which, does anyone know how good the coverage is in Australia? I've never really been interested in the wimbly, French or US. I always follow the Australian, well for obvious reasons, ans I loooooove the Hopman Cup. I worship the Hopman cup..... :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Coverage of Wimbledon is usually very good both channel 9 and foxtel show it live, channel 9 has the rights to the big courts (centre and court 1) so foxtel show the other courts so you get most of the matches in the first week live and you can flip between channels, and watch a match you want to. Coverage of US Open is similar as both channels show it. French Open is usually shown live on foxtel and they have very good coverage, i think channel 7 showed a bit of it last year but their converage sucked :eek:

So yeah coverage is normally very good :)
 

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Coverage of Wimbledon is usually very good both channel 9 and foxtel show it live, channel 9 has the rights to the big courts (centre and court 1) so foxtel show the other courts so you get most of the matches in the first week live and you can flip between channels, and watch a match you want to. Coverage of US Open is similar as both channels show it. French Open is usually shown live on foxtel and they have very good coverage, i think channel 7 showed a bit of it last year but their converage sucked :eek:

So yeah coverage is normally very good :)
Also adding to what kim&lleytonrule, channel 7 is also showing french this year! hope they get a bit better! :)
 

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You all are very lucky to live in such a country. We just don't have the money I guess or the interest.
 

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You all are very lucky to live in such a country. We just don't have the money I guess or the interest.
Well we didn't get the final of IW which i was very upset bout. Expect on pay tv which my parents are 2 scab to pay for.

:bounce: Good luck for Miami Kim :hearts: Lleyton :hearts: !!! :bounce:
 

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Well we didn't get the final of IW which i was very upset bout. Expect on pay tv which my parents are 2 scab to pay for.

:bounce: Good luck for Miami Kim :hearts: Lleyton :hearts: !!! :bounce:
i know!
one of my friends even has pay tv and she only got VERY vague coverage and it was on at like 4am!!!! (EST in Australia) SOOOO pissed off!!!
 

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Coverage of Wimbledon is usually very good both channel 9 and foxtel show it live, channel 9 has the rights to the big courts (centre and court 1) so foxtel show the other courts so you get most of the matches in the first week live and you can flip between channels, and watch a match you want to. Coverage of US Open is similar as both channels show it. French Open is usually shown live on foxtel and they have very good coverage, i think channel 7 showed a bit of it last year but their converage sucked :eek:

So yeah coverage is normally very good :)
Channel 7 does suck at coverage of all the big things outside of Aus.
 

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The tournament changed their name to Kimbledon :)
 
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The tournament changed their name to Kimbledon :)
LMAO!!! :worship: and so they should! :p
 

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Go Kim win Wimbledon for us and make it Kimbledon!! :bounce:
 

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wimbledon

Its front page news in the UK press today that bowing and curtseying to the Royal Box is no longer required.

Do the players still have to curtsey and bow to Queen Serena though? I'm sure she'll be expecting it!! :devil:

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I think this is good. Wimbledon is moving with the times at last without losing it's aura. Now all they need to do is get rid of uniforms in British schools!!!!!!!
LMAO @ ur comment on Serena!! Your right. She should befriend Pat Cash, another who demands admiration. He is soo insecure he really annoys me.
 

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Wimbledon

Ok I know it's early to start a thread about Wimby! But I found a nice article on the Official Wimbledon site! And I didn't know were to post it! So I decided to already start a tread about Wimby!
Here's the article:

Now the Belgians Are Famous At Last

© Harry Collins

Tuesday, June 10, 2003
In the women’s game Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne, who contested the first all-Belgian Grand Slam final at the French Open this month, have made such massive progress that they are ranked second and third respectively, having achieved the considerable feat of dividing the Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, in those rankings

And on the men’s side Belgium produced a semi-finalist at The Championships last year in Xavier Malisse, who height contrasts vividly with the Rochus brothers, Olivier and Christophe, but who has teamed with them to give the country a fine Davis Cup squad.

Then, of course, we must not forget Kim Clijsters' younger sister, Elke, already ranked world number one in junior doubles.

The biggest headlines have come on the women’s side with the soaring success of Clijsters and Henin, who married Pierre Yves Hardenne at the end of last year. Almost exactly a year separates the two girls, with Henin celebrating her 21st birthday at the beginning of June and Clijsters becoming 20 seven days later.

They are separated more noticeably in height, with Clijsters a well-built 5ft 9in and Henin, even in her trademark white cap, a slim 5ft 5in. However, despite their differing physiques, both have beaten world number one Serena Williams in recent months, suggesting that Belgian could challenge her dominance over the women’s game.

Kim defeated both Williamses at the season’s-end WTA Championships last November to win that prestigious title, while Justine became the first player to beat Serena this year at the Charleston tournament and then overcame her again in the French Open semi-finals.

Both women have shown that crucial ability to be able to perform well on all surfaces. Henin was runner-up at Wimbledon in 2001 and a semi-finalist last year, while Clijsters reached the last eight at The Championships in 2001 and the fourth round last year.

But it is the French Open, where Belgium’s glory became complete in front of the nation’s king, Albert II, with Henin winning the race to capture her first Grand Slam. As for Kim, she has now appeared in two Roland Garros finals, so clearly the ultimate step of a major title will not be far away for her, either.

This year Henin has won four titles and Clijsters three. In addition to the French Open, Henin is the champion of Dubai, Charleston and Berlin, while Clijsters triumphed in Sydney, Indian Wells and Rome, with the Berlin final, like the French, being an all-Belgian one as Justine beat Kim 6-4 4-6 7-5.

The Indian Wells victory was a unique one for Clijsters, since the men’s title was won by Lleyton Hewitt, her boy friend for the last three and a half years. Kim has famously, and repeatedly, said she does not care whether or not she becomes world number one. The priorities for this girl who has a former Belgian Footballer of the Year (Leo) for a father and an ex-international gymnast (Els) for a mother, is to stay healthy and happy.

Similar sentiments can be heard from Justine, who has overcome the devastating blow of losing her mother to cancer when she was only 12 and whose priorities lie in eventually having a family. Meantime, however, there are tennis titles to be won by both of these supremely talented Belgians.

Malisse, 6ft 1in and ponytailed, last year became the first Belgian to finish in the men’s top 25. That semi-final appearance at Wimbledon was his highlight of 2002, a rain-delayed five-set marathon contest in which his medical condition, an irregular heartbeat, required treatment before he eventually lost to David Nalbandian.

Of the Rochus brothers, the younger Olivier has been the most successful to date, having won the Palermo title two years ago. This 22-year-old lost in the Copenhagen final in February, while the 24-year-old Christophe was runner-up to Juan Carlos Ferrero on the clay of Valencia last month.




Written by Ronald Atkin
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