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#136 Posted : Sunday, June 06, 2010 12:09:41 PM(UTC)
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 Girls' Singles - Finals Elina Svitolina(UKR) def. Ons Jabeur(TUN)  6-2 7-5


RG site discourages downloads or linx. Pix will all get on the Net anyway. Meanwhile, you can take screen shots:


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and a few others. [H] Congrats, Elina!


 

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#54 Posted : Sunday, June 06, 2010 8:34:27 PM(UTC)
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I was thinking of the second picture--like Lenochka, with the tongue thing? [:P]

 

I think maybe there is [st] delay in Paris.

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Oh yeah. You are right! [Y] 

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#137 Posted : Tuesday, June 08, 2010 8:11:58 AM(UTC)
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Somewhat more true-to-life pix:


 http://www.zimbio.com/pi...75097ebl/Elina+Svitolina


From Ukraine press: http://www.day.kiev.ua/298000/ 


 


Bravo, Elina!


Ukrainian girl for the first time wins the most prestigious junior tennis championships.


Ukraine has received yet another tennis star, with Elina SVITOLINA winning the French Open Tennis Championship at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on Sunday June 6 (the first one was Andrii Medvedev in 1991).


In the semifinals this girl from Kharkiv confidently defeated Silvia Njiric from Croatia (6:2, 7:5). In the finals she beat Ons Jabeur (Tunisia): 6:2, 7:5.


“It’s so amazing, so good! What happened today will change my life,” UKRINFORM quotes Svitolina as saying at a press conference after the game.


This is the first serious competition in the girl’s tennis career and the first victory won by Ukraine at a competition of such caliber over the years of independence. Needless to say, all this makes 15-year-old Svitolina’s victory even more important and spectacular, considering that this championship is meant for players starting at 18 years of age. She is the first post-Soviet athlete to win a junior tennis championship after her Estonian counterpart Kaia Kanepi tried to win the title in 2001.


This victory has placed Svitolina on the world’s top-five junior list. Her success has been praised by the Tennis Federation of Ukraine. Its Vice President Yurii SAPRONOV said in an interview with tenis.ua that it has been a long time since Ukraine has enjoyed such success: “The meets in the finals are always the most nerve-fraying and complicated ones, so that the players show spectacular results very seldom. Elina was no exception. Her adversary was very strong and Jabeur was supported by the audience, so the ratio was something like 1:100, but a game isn’t won by public support but by a player’s skill, and Elina showed this for all to see.”


Needless to say, Svitolina’s relatives and friends are jubilant. Her mother, Olena Svitolina, told journalists she hadn’t expected her daughter to win this particular competition: “There were so many strong players and defeating them was easier said than done. Elina, however, prepared for every game as though it were the most important, crucial one. That was how she made it to the finals, step by step. I’m happy to know that my daughter is the winner. It’s worth living to experience such moments of joy.”


One can only once again greet the young Ukrainian tennis star and wish her the best of success.


Tuesday, 8 June 2010

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#138 Posted : Saturday, June 26, 2010 4:23:55 PM(UTC)
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Yulia Putintseva, Daria Gavrilova & Irina Khromacheva are thru to the second round of Wimbly Juniors.


Also Mikhail Biryukov. [H]


Yulia Putintseva


 

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#139 Posted : Sunday, June 27, 2010 3:20:11 PM(UTC)
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Some interesting names playing on Monday:


Girls' Singles - 1st Round
  Nigina Abduraimova(UZB) vs.   Santa Shumilina(RUS)
 Girls' Singles - 1st Round
  Ksenia Kirillova(RUS) vs.   Lucia Butkovska(SVK)
Girls' Singles - 1st Round  
  Sophia Kovalets(UKR)[14] vs.   Tara Moore(GBR)
Girls' Singles - 1st Round
  Sabina Sharipova(UZB) vs.   Ulrikke Eikeri(NOR)


Girls' Singles - 1st Round
  Ksenia Kirillova(RUS) def.   Lucia Butkovska(SVK)
  3-6 6-4 6-4
Girls' Singles - 1st Round
  Sabina Sharipova(UZB) def.   Ulrikke Eikeri(NOR)
  1-6 6-4 7-5


[quote user="paul_pipkin"]


Yulia Putintseva, Daria Gavrilova & Irina Khromacheva are thru to the second round of Wimbly Juniors.


Also Mikhail Biryukov. [H]


Yulia Putintseva


 

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#140 Posted : Monday, June 28, 2010 7:10:33 PM(UTC)
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Playing Tuesday: 


Girls' Singles - 2nd Round
  Ksenia Kirillova(RUS) vs.   Eleanor Dean(GBR)
Girls' Singles - 2nd Round
  Sloane Stephens(USA) vs.   Daria Gavrilova(RUS)[16]
Girls' Singles - 2nd Round
  Grace Min(USA) vs.   Polina Pekhova(BLR)
Girls' Singles - 2nd Round
  Sabina Sharipova(UZB) vs.   Yulia Putintseva(RUS)[15]
Girls' Singles - 2nd Round
  Timea Babos(HUN)[3] vs.   Aliaksandra Sasnovich(BLR)
Girls' Singles - 2nd Round
  Nigina Abduraimova(UZB) vs.   Karolina Pliskova(CZE)[4]
Girls' Singles - 2nd Round
  Adriana Perez(VEN) vs.   Irina Khromacheva(RUS)[2]


Girls' Doubles - 1st Round 
  Sophia Kovalets(UKR) / Sabina Sharipova(UZB) vs. Luksika Kumkhum(THA) / Grace Sari Ysidora(INA)
Girls' Doubles - 1st Round
  Natalie Beazant(GBR) / Santa Shumilina(RUS) vs. Ester Goldfeld(USA) / Chanelle Van Nguyen(USA)
Girls' Doubles - 1st Round
  Irina Khromacheva(RUS)[1] / Elina Svitolina(UKR)[1] vs. Gabriela Dabrowski(CAN) / Jennifer Ren(GBR)


[quote user="paul_pipkin"]


Yulia Putintseva, Daria Gavrilova & Irina Khromacheva are thru to the second round of Wimbly Juniors.


Also Mikhail Biryukov. [H]


Yulia Putintseva


 

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#60 Posted : Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:48:51 AM(UTC)
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[quote user="paul_pipkin"]

Yulia Putintseva, Daria Gavrilova & Irina Khromacheva are thru to the second round of Wimbly Juniors.


Also Mikhail Biryukov. [H]


Yulia Putintseva


 


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Not bad, Paul [Y]! I know the Russian empire has plenty of young cuties. However, I still prefer this hottie from the West  [:P]


 Arantxa Rus of Netherlands serves against Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia during day three of the Sony Ericsson Open at The Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 25, 2009 in Key Biscayne, Florida.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Arantxa Rus


 

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#65 Posted : Tuesday, June 29, 2010 5:08:41 AM(UTC)
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what's her name though fking_crazy?

:p

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#61 Posted : Tuesday, June 29, 2010 9:49:18 AM(UTC)
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Arantxa Rus. Despite her name, she's a 19-year-old girl from Holland. She's hot isn't she?


Just call me Crazy [;)]

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#141 Posted : Tuesday, June 29, 2010 7:15:55 PM(UTC)
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Arantxa is smokin', alright. [8-|] Wednesday:


Girls' Singles - 3rd Round
  Clothilde De Bernardi(FRA) vs.   Irina Khromacheva(RUS)[2]
Girls' Singles - 3rd Round
  Grace Min(USA) vs.   Yulia Putintseva(RUS)[15]
Girls' Singles - 3rd Round
  Tara Moore(GBR) vs.   Nigina Abduraimova(UZB)


Girls' Doubles - 1st Round
  Sachie Ishizu(JPN) / Akiko Omae(JPN) vs. Daria Gavrilova(RUS)[8} / Ilona Kremen(BLR)[8}
Girls' Doubles - 1st Round
  Andrea Gamiz(VEN) /Adriana Perez(VEN) vs. Ksenia Kirillova(RUS) / Yulia Putintseva(RUS)
Girls' Doubles - 1st Round
  Polina Pekhova(BLR) / Demi Schuurs(NED) vs. Nigina Abduraimova(UZB) / Aliaksandra Sasnovich(BLR)


[quote user="fking_crazy"][quote user="paul_pipkin"]


Yulia Putintseva, Daria Gavrilova & Irina Khromacheva are thru to the second round of Wimbly Juniors.


Also Mikhail Biryukov. [H]


Yulia Putintseva


 


[/quote]


Not bad, Paul [Y]! I know the Russian empire has plenty of young cuties. However, I still prefer this hottie from the West  [:P]


 Arantxa Rus of Netherlands serves against Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia during day three of the Sony Ericsson Open at The Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 25, 2009 in Key Biscayne, Florida.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Arantxa Rus


 

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#66 Posted : Tuesday, June 29, 2010 7:28:26 PM(UTC)
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[quote user="fking_crazy"]

Arantxa Rus. Despite her name, she's a 19-year-old girl from Holland. She's hot isn't she?


Just call me Crazy [;)]

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yea.. she's hot but i like laura more than her.. 40% higher.. lol

 

^oh.. she's smokin'? omg[:O]

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#142 Posted : Wednesday, June 30, 2010 9:59:12 AM(UTC)
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Perhaps Zvonareva & now Vesnina have inspired younger compatriots:


Girls' Singles - 3rd Round
Yulia Putintseva(RUS)[15] def  Grace Min(USA) 75 60 Thru to the Quaterfinals, where she meets tough & motivated Ons Jabeur of Tunisia.


Also won her first doubles round:


Girls' Doubles - 1st Round
Ksenia Kirillova(RUS) / Yulia Putintseva(RUS)  def Andrea Gamiz(VEN) /Adriana Perez(VEN) 64 63 


 

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#143 Posted : Wednesday, June 30, 2010 4:58:35 PM(UTC)
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Thursday:


Girls' Singles - Quarterfinals
  Yulia Putintseva(RUS)[15] vs.   Ons Jabeur(TUN)[12]
Girls' Singles - Quarterfinals
  Sachie Ishizu(JPN)[10] vs.   Irina Khromacheva(RUS)[2]
  
Girls' Doubles - 2nd Round
  Denisa Allertova(CZE) / Lucia Butkovska(SVK) vs. Daria Gavrilova(RUS)[8} / Ilona Kremen(BLR)[8}
Girls' Doubles - 2nd Round
  Ksenia Kirillova(RUS) / Yulia Putintseva(RUS) vs. Nastja Kolar(SLO)[7] / Chantal Skamlova(SVK)[7]
Girls' Doubles - 2nd Round
  Irina Khromacheva(RUS)[1] / Elina Svitolina(UKR)[1] vs. Sophia Kovalets(UKR) / Sabina Sharipova(UZB)
Girls' Doubles - 2nd Round
  An-Sophie Mestach(BEL)[6} / Silvia Njiric(CRO)[6} vs. Polina Pekhova(BLR) / Demi Schuurs(NED)


[quote user="paul_pipkin"]


Perhaps Zvonareva & now Vesnina have inspired younger compatriots:


Girls' Singles - 3rd Round 
Irina Khromacheva(RUS)[2] def. Clothilde De Bernardi(FRA) 63 63


Girls' Singles - 3rd Round
Yulia Putintseva(RUS)[15] def  Grace Min(USA) 75 60 Thru to the Quaterfinals, where she meets tough & motivated Ons Jabeur of Tunisia.


Also won her first doubles round:


Girls' Doubles - 1st Round
Ksenia Kirillova(RUS) / Yulia Putintseva(RUS)  def Andrea Gamiz(VEN) /Adriana Perez(VEN) 64 63 


Yulia Putintseva


 

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#144 Posted : Thursday, July 01, 2010 12:14:45 PM(UTC)
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Yulia Putintseva is thru to the semis, defeating Ons Jabeur 75 63. [

Irina Khromacheva fell 61 62 to hot Japanese 15-year-old Sachie Ishizu. I actually got to see a bit of this on a JustinTv stream before the Yankee underage-hysteria freakshow managed to pull the plug.(That's right. We're not allowed to see Juniors because of American nutjobs.) Sachie will next face Laura Robson. Wish I could see it. [:(]


However, "Khrome" [;)] is still in the doubles & thru to the 3rd round:


Girls' Doubles - 2nd Round
  Irina Khromacheva(RUS)[1] / Elina Svitolina(UKR)[1] def Sophia Kovalets(UKR) / Sabina Sharipova(UZB) 61 63


Yulia Putintseva


 

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#145 Posted : Thursday, July 01, 2010 4:10:51 PM(UTC)
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Well, they lost the final--but runners up at Wimbly ain't bad and, like singles semi-finalist Putintseva, it brings more of these young Slavic legions to our attention. We know who they are when we shortly see them more in ITF & WTA events. 


Irina Khromacheva(RUS) (Adidas) / Elina Svitolina(UKR) (LaCoste)


 



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 Yulia Putintseva


 

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#146 Posted : Friday, July 02, 2010 12:30:01 PM(UTC)
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The Russian girls are outta singles now, Putitseva losing the semi to Kristyna Pliskova(CZE)[9] 16 46.


In Doubles,  Khromacheva(RUS)[1] / Elina Svitolina(UKR)[1] moved thru to the semis.


Likewise, on the boys' side, Russian duo Mikhal Birykov & Alexander Rumyantsev.


Saturday morning: Pliskova won the final--need to pay more attention to the Czech sisters:


Girls' Singles - Finals
  Kristyna Pliskova(CZE)[9] def. Sachie Ishizu(JPN)[10]


The Russia-Ukraine duo are thru to the doubles Final. [:)]


Girls' Doubles - Semifinals
  Irina Khromacheva(RUS)[1] / Elina Svitolina(UKR)[1] def. Ons Jabeur(TUN)[3] / Monica Puig(PUR)[3] 6-4 6-1 
 
Girls' Doubles - Semifinals
  Timea Babos(HUN)[4] / Sloane Stephens(USA)[4] def. Veronica Cepede Royg(PAR)[5] / Cristina Dinu(ROU)[5] 6-1 6-3


 

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#147 Posted : Saturday, July 03, 2010 4:50:44 PM(UTC)
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 Elina Svitolina(UKR) & Irina Khromacheva(RUS)



The Russia-Ukraine duo are thru to the doubles Final. [:)]


Girls' Doubles - Semifinals
  Irina Khromacheva(RUS)[1] / Elina Svitolina(UKR)[1] def. Ons Jabeur(TUN)[3] / Monica Puig(PUR)[3] 6-4 6-1 
 
Girls' Doubles - Semifinals
  Timea Babos(HUN)[4] / Sloane Stephens(USA)[4] def. Veronica Cepede Royg(PAR)[5] / Cristina Dinu(ROU)[5] 6-1 6-3

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#67 Posted : Saturday, July 03, 2010 7:40:43 PM(UTC)
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i thought they both came from Russia.. ANYWAYS, GOOD JOB!! :))
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#148 Posted : Saturday, July 03, 2010 9:45:20 PM(UTC)
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[quote user="giane"]i thought they both came from Russia.. ANYWAYS, GOOD JOB!! :))

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Same family, IMO. The first Russian state was in Kiev--the Moscow duchy came later. You've heard the expression "all the Russias"? Those are mainly Great Russia (the Federation), Ukraine & Belarus, plus a few smaller regions.

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#68 Posted : Saturday, July 03, 2010 11:01:28 PM(UTC)
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so i said the right one.. hahaha

 

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