They both look good.
Oh, poor Caroline, feel sorry for her.
Now she really has to think for something new to come over with.
Imagine SERENA !!!
That would be something.
Pavlyuchenkova was the last top-four player of the tournament toanswer the journalist’s questions .” I don’t know what happenedtoday”,- she confessed-.” Maybe I was too relaxed in the decisive set,which I couldn’t afford against such an aggressive player. But I am notlooking for excuses-it’s my fault”, she told at the press conferencefollowing her 6/7(5), 6/2, 0/6 defeat against Dominika Cibulkova fromSlovakia.
“It was the best season of my career”, evaluated the Russian her game in 2010. “I played good tennis in spring, won two WTA eventsin Monterrey and Istanbul and considerably climbed the rankings. Maybethat’s why I’m not quite in shape, because it is impossible to playwell all year long. But it’s not over yet, hence I hope to play well inBali,” said the Russian.
i just saw this news.. i agree with her.. well, good luck at Bali Nastasia!
[quote user="CROUCHING TIGER"]OOPS...Na Li OUT??? What's gonna be the punishment?[:'(][/quote]
yeah.. there should be a punishment! she lost that easy? 64 62? oh gosh! what happened!:l
Chaki played fine, Li Na crappy. Same re Vesnina & Flavia (I only saw the 3rd set, however. By the time I came online, Flavia--despite pulling out the 2nd, was thoroughly outta sorts & stayed that way.) Vesnina won wearing black shorts, too, though by interview time, she remembered as Chaki & generations of anime artists know, you can never go wrong with white panties. [H]
Zarina Diyas edged out Dulko 63 6(1)7 76(5) in 2:50. With luck, we may get the young Kazakh playing on Center Court where we can see her. [8-|] Yes! Zarina will play JJ and should be on Center, though apparently not on Wednesday.
Wed OOP: http://www.kremlincup.ru...-z-z-scheduleday-lat.pdf
Good day for Russia Girlz! [won 75 76(3)) After that, streams had pretty much gone to hell in the States so I didn't see Kiri beat Dulgheru, but kudos to her, too!
19.10.2010 Kirilenko: ”Winning the Kremlin Cup is my dream”
“Today I played well. I was aggressive and steady. Dulgheru played well at the beginning, but I managed to turn the game and prevail”,- she said at the press-conference following the match.
“She’s an honorable adversary. We played against each other several times and I won our last game in Cincinnati. I have good hopes”, - Maria told the press about her next opponent Katerina Bondarenko.
“This year was more successful for me than the previous one. I’ve beaten top 10 players on several occasions and overall I played without ups-and-downs”, was Maria’s rather positive evaluation of her 2010 season".
19.10.2010 Chakvetadze’s scores best win of the year
“It is my only win over a top-20 player so far this season. I played well, while Na Li was probably tired, as many top players are by the end of the year”, she said.
Anna also confirmed that she is changing her service technique with her new coach and lamented respective problems in her game.
”After several vain attempts with other specialists in recent past, we decided to find a new approach to my old game”, she told at her press-conference. “I believe I’m on the right path”, stressed the Russian who will play against Ukraine’s M.Koryttseva in the next round.Vesnina said:
“I knew how to play Pennetta and I was well-prepared for the match,” – Elena said at the post-match press-conference. When asked whether she had inconvenient opponents, Vesnina answered: “I think one should be prepared to play any opponent. I have no convenient or inconvenient opponents, all of them are strong tennis players.”
According to Vesnina, the Kremlin Cup is her last tournament this season. “The beginning of the season wasn’t easy. I had injuries and lacked confidence. But the end of the season is quite successful for me. I grew confident through the doubles especially after we reached the finals at Wimbledon. I’m thinking of playing both the singles and the doubles next year but I can’t say anything definite now.”
Elena was also asked whether she is considering playing mixed doubles – now an Olympic event: “I’d love to play mixed but we lack partners. Nikolay Davydenko has been injured for long while Mikhail Youzhny has played mostly singles. As to others they don’t have sufficiently high ranking.”
Elena said that she has just begun training with Alexey Ageev and her father. “I like the way this team work,”- said Elena.
Davydenko ousted in two tiebreak sets, Youzhny goes down with a viral infection. [:S] Indeed, the girls may have to carry the ball this year.
Second-seeded Victoriya Azarenka from Belarus became the first Kremlin Cup quarterfinalist after beating in three sets the German Andrea Petkovic. 6/4, 2/6, 6/1. According to the tennis player, the fact that she booked a seat at the year-end championships in Doha will not have any influence on her motivation during the next matches in Moscow, either in singles or in doubles. “I’ve had a rather tough year with many injuries, so I hope the next season will be better for me”, Azarenka said.
20.10.2010 Tatyana Korsakova - founder of "Dobroserdie" charitable foundation
Bright young girls are attracted to wise old men. [8-|] Think about that, y'all. Ponder the notion.
[quote user="Philli"]Looks like Caroline has started a trend. Dominika Cibulkova's outfit couldn't get much shorter. Pity she's wearing black pants, a nice colour would look better. [:D][/quote]
There IS a shorter place. [H] On reflection, black is beautiful.
Mandy Minella at Luxembourg
Just saw at the scores that Kiri double-bageled K.Bondarenko
What kind of new - weapon is this DIYAS ???
She won 6:1 6:2 against JJ .
Think it's the biggest surprise of the tournament
and for the WTA generally.
For the Glorious Nation! [;)] Zarina Diyas def Jankovic 61 62 in an hour.
JJ was clearly under the weather but hey, the kid played well! Congrats! Prague-trained Kazakh. Another flower blooms in former Soviet space.... happy Kazakh boys in the stadium with their flag. [H]
It is a breath of fresh air to see arise a young player who has worked hard and comes apparently WITHOUT any phony-assed sense of "entitlement". Also appreciate the RTR channels continuing to supply unfiltered KC coverage. I went to Brit Eurosport for about three minutes, decided I didn't want my enjoyment of Diyas's achievement poisoned with their smarmy condescension, and went back to the Russian channels. lol
Also suspect K-Bondi was not feeling well. But Kiri's movement around the court was superb! She will meet Diyas in the quarterfinal and THAT will be a good match with no one ill.
( I'm not able to see at work , only scores).
21.10.2010 Zarina Diyas barred Jelena Jankovic from the quarterfinals
"At the beginning, I was surely jittery playing against former world top player,"- Zarina admitted after the match - "But then I said to myself – “You got nothing to lose”, I relaxed and began playing my game – aggressively, making very few errors. I like playing on the central court and it’s nice to have support from the crowd. (Zarina's Russian is quite fluent, like most Kazakhs.)
Zarina told the press she has been living in Prague with her parents since age 5, and she trains at the Sparta club. In her childhood she watched a match with Martina Hingis. “She inspired me to give it a shot – that was how my passion for tennis began”, – the young tennis player said. – Her tennis idols are Kim Clijsters and Roger Federer. When asked what she would like to achieve, she simply said:”I want to be #1 in the world and win a Grand Slam tournament”.
21.10.2010 Jelena Jankovic: “ I couldn’t concentrated on the game”
“I have been sick since I came from Beijing, -told she to press. –I have been on antibiotics for a week or so and unfortunately I wasn’t ready to play at my level. I was suffering on the court, but I really wanted to be out there and didn’t want to retire. I finished as well as I could but obviously it was tough for me to focus on my tennis – I had a hard time breathing and I was getting tired quickly and didn’t have much energy…”
“I will see the doctor now and see what I can do. It’s though, it’s the end of the year and my body is exhausted. It’s been a long season with a lot of brakes and it’s not easy to recover and feel good…. I really need to have energy and be able to smile on the court and enjoy the game. I will stay optimistic and hope things will be better in Doha.
“Doha is a different type of tournament because you can lose a match and still win the whole tournament. So anything can happen, but for me the biggest concern is being healthy.”
Kirilenko will meet Diyas in the quarterfinal on Center Court about 15:00 Moscow time Friday, 13:00 CEST (11:00 GMT) and THAT will be a good match with no one ill.
Maria Kirilenko and Vera Dushevina have reached the Kremlin Cup tennis quarterfinals held in Moscow.
Maria Kirilenko defeated Ukraine's Yekaterina Bondarenko and Dushevina outplayed her compatriot Elena Vesnina.
Victor Troicki ousted another favorite
The Serbian player made another surprise today ousting another favorite the French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. After losing the first set 3/6, Victor Troicki managed to turn the tide and won the other two sets 6/3, 7/5.“Of course, Tsonga was one of the tournament’s favorites and such victory is always pleasant, - Victor said. – I played more focused the big points and that made the difference”.Speaking about the Argentinean Horacio Zeballos, his opponent in the quarterfinals, he said: “I don’t remember playing him. But he is a very strong player, he beat Tipsarevic in the first round. I think it will be a tough match but I’ll try to be fit for it”.Kremlin Cup press-center
go Victor!! :)) adje!
Love victor. His service action is one funky mother****e*
I really must go to this great tournament one day.
Fri, 22 Oct 08:08:00 2010
Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic has announced that he is engaged to marry Russian Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova.
The Slovenian basketball star told reporters before an exhibition game on Thursday that the former tennis world number one had accepted his proposal.
Prior to the game against the Golden State Warriors in San Diego, Vujacic said that the she had said "yes' to his "old-school" proposal, adding that they were both "really happy".
The 26-year-old Vujacic proposed on the couple's one-year anniversary of meeting at a friend's barbecue and their engagement was also confirmed by the team's official website reporter Mike Trudell on his social networking page.
No date has been set for the wedding.
The 23-year-old Sharapova, currently ranked number 18 in the world, won the Wimbledon title in 2004, the US Open crown in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008.