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Kremlin Cup 2010_16-24 october 2010
irvino
#129 Posted : Friday, October 15, 2010 12:42:12 PM(UTC)
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Very easy on the eyes, Paul.  [;)]
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#195 Posted : Friday, October 15, 2010 10:52:09 PM(UTC)
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Team Russia (Junior Fed Cup) leader & USO Junior Champ "Dasha" goes direct to main draw. [8-|]


15.10.2010 Kremlin Cup 2010 wild cards awarded


The winner of the first Youth Olympics and US Open junior champion Darya Gavrilova (who is the winner of the Junior Fed Cup 2010 as well) has been granted a wild card into the Ladies Kremlin Cup 2010. The other wild card owners are Alla Kudryavtseva (Russia) and Li Na (China). It was announced by the organizers of the tournament this night.
 
Wild cards for the male players went to the Russians Igor Andreev, Teimuraz Gabashvili and Dmitri Tursunov.



Darya Gavrilova


Born on March 5, 1994 in Moscow. First racket of junior stage (since August 23). She began to be occupied by tennis at seven years. Champion of the first youth Olympic Games. Finalistka of Roland Garros - 2009, Quarterfinalist of the Australian Open championship - 2010, the conqueror of  US Open-2010.


Height 166 cm. right-hander. Two-handed backhand.


Dasha (on left) at USO. Runner-up Yulia Putinitseva (right) is wildcarded to Luxembourg.


"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#196 Posted : Saturday, October 16, 2010 12:20:16 PM(UTC)
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I approve of Zvonareva saving herself for Doha. [Y] Other top Russians are out due to injury, etc. JJ and Vika are the top seeds (with byes). As I surmised, however, Chaki & Vesnina have arrived and they got Nastia, Alisa, Kayta Makarova--it's an acceptable field.


16.10.2010 Kremlin Cup draw ceremony held today


The Kremlin Cup draw ceremony was held today at the “Olympiysky”. The tokens were cast by special guests Nikolay Davydenko and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova who determined the 1st round opponents in the presence of Ms. Julia Orlandi, SE WTA Tour supervisor, and Mr. Carlos Sanches, ATP supervisor.


Top seeds Jelena Jancovic and Viktoria Azarenka will both get a bye. Maria Kirilenko will play her first round match versus Dulgheru. If she wins she has an opportunity to face Jankovic. Alisa Kleybanova and Victoria Azarenka may cross each other in the quarterfinals. But to that end Kleybanova would need to beat the Czech Lucie Safarova in the opening match. Anna Chakvetadze will play wild card holder Li Na while Elena Vesnina will measure herself against the strong Italian player Flavia Pennetta. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will play Dominika Cibulkova from Slovakia and Daria Gavrilova, the winner of the Youth Olympic Games, will play the Ukrainian Alona Bondarenko. Another 1st round match will become an all-Russian affair as Vera Dushevina will face Ekaterina Makarova.


Some interesting matches are expected at the beginning of the men’s tournament. The Russian Dmitry Tursunov (WC) is to play the Serb Victor Troicki. Top-seed Nikolay Davydenko who will get a bye just like second-seed Mikhail Youzhny, is due to play with the winner of the pair Pablo Cuevas vs Daniel Brands. “The match against Cuevas will probably be quite long, but the match against Brands won’t take much time given Brand’s strong serve”- Nikolay Davydenko commented on the results of the draw. Mikhail Youzhny may face Igor Andreev (WC) in the quarters. Another Russian player Teimuraz Gabashvili is to play the Italian Potito Starace in the opening match.  


The draw ceremony was attended by President of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) Shamil Tarpischev, Aleksei Selivanenko Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tournament director, Amir Tarpischev, ATP tournament director, Vladimir Kleimenov, head of “Ingosstrakh” PR-service, and Natalia Dokychaeva Bank of Moscow PR-director.


Main Draw:
http://www.kremlincup.ru...raw-z-z-z-z-draw-lat.pdf 


Check it out: The name tags show someone missing but the young man on the left is the image of Shamil when he was a player back in the day. Clearly Amir would seem to be Shamil's son. [H] Some might call this nepotism--I say it's positive eugenics.


 

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#65 Posted : Saturday, October 16, 2010 6:01:03 PM(UTC)
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Kremlin Cup under way




Sumerkin Nikita
Oct 16, 2010 20:12 Moscow Time

Marat Safin. Photo: RIA Novosti
Marat Safin. Photo: RIA Novosti


Selection meets of the
Kremlin Cup are underway in Moscow at the start of a week-long tennis
tournament which usually attracts world-class stars.

Comparatively
poor sponsorship this time and preparations for the year’s closing
competitions of the Women’s Tennis Association have decimated the field,
but not to the extent of destroying international attention to it. On
the contrary, many expect dramatic meets, as some of the indomitable top
seeds of the international tennis circuit are playing elsewhere.

The
stars that chose Moscow include Serbia’s Helena Jankovic, Belarus’s
Viktoria Azarenka, Italy’s Flavia Penetta and Russia’s Alisa Kleibanova.

The
latter is widely tipped to follow her compatriots Anastasiya Myskina,
Anna Chakvetadze and Yelena Dementyeva in winning the Moscow title.
  

Alisa spoke for our radio Saturday.
Apart from support on the terraces, I expect a boost from a new cover
on the courts. The obstructive red-and-white of 2009 has given way to a
pleasant shade of blue-green.

The
favourites on the men’s side are the French winner of the Australian
Open Jeau-Wilfred Tsonga and Russia’s Nikolai Davidenko and Mikhail
Yuzhny.
   

The veteran Russian player Marat Safin is a senior organizer of the Kremlin Cup.

Unfortunately,
the participation leaves much to be desired. Moscow deserves a tennis
tournament with a whole ten hundred points for grabs, rather than just
250. There is much work to be done to have this vision brought forward
and then fulfilled.

"I'd love to open a tennis school for children in my hometown of Sochi." said Sharapova Maria.



paul_pipkin
#197 Posted : Sunday, October 17, 2010 12:45:43 PM(UTC)
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Thanx, Dart. Marat is also lead organizer for the new Kazan tournament--which I expect our friend Ilnur will be telling us about. [:D]


Tarpischev has commented on financial/sponsorship constraints (see his thread in WTA). Again, I would suggest the government consider taking a page from the Yanks & rewarding domestic tennis & tournament supporters like Bosco & Ingosstrakh with tax abatements. That said, compradore capitalists & oligarchs won't solve the problems of resurgent Russian sports. Gazprom, Rosneft, etc, should be persuaded to jump into the mix. The "state monopolies" don't hesitate to get behind sports media, so why not?



17.10.2010 Doubles draw released,


Popular Indian double player Rohan Bopanna will play with his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in Moscow. Indian-Pakistani duet #6 in the doubles rankings has the leading position at the Kremlin Cup 2010. At the first Davis Cup tie match Rohan said that he anticipates to win in Moscow – probably he will manage to do that this year. It will be tough to beat the Chech-French duet Lukash Dlouhy/Jeremy Chardy, # 2 seed. Hopefully the Russian double players Igor Kunitsyn/Dmitry Tursunov and Teimuraz Gabashvili/Andrey Kuznetsov will compete for the champions’ title.


Doubles fans would be interested to watch the British Colin Fleming/Ken Skupsky.
 
The SE WTA Tour leader of the women draw is the Argentinean-Italian Gisela Dulko/Flavia Pennetta. The Russian-American duet Liezel Huber/Elena Vesnina, #2 seed, will compete with leaders. The Ukrainian Alona and Kateryna Bondarenko as well as the Russian Vera Dushevina/Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Alisa Kleybanova/Ekaterina Makarova have good chances to win. Maria Kirilenko will play with Belorussian Victoria Azarenka. The wild card holders are Anna Chakvetadze and Ksenia Pervak.


Thus Kremlin Cup doubles are going to very exciting.


Women's Doubles Draw:
http://www.kremlincup.ru...raw-z-z-z-z-draw-lat.pdf


Mnnn... Partner Petrova out with injury, Huber goes to Moscow anyway & plays with Vesnina. [Y] Alright, Liezel! [H]


Unless Dulko & Pennetta sweep the thing, I somehow doubt Eurosport will show much of this lineup. [;)] Perhaps webcasters may supply RTR or NTV+ stream of the doubles.

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katmilr
#131 Posted : Sunday, October 17, 2010 2:38:16 PM(UTC)
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So glad Marat is the organizer. I love seeing him at events, even though he is retired.

[:D][:$] 

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#198 Posted : Sunday, October 17, 2010 3:25:53 PM(UTC)
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[quote user="katmilr"]

So glad Marat is the organizer. I love seeing him at events, even though he is retired.


[:D][:$] 


[/quote]


Agree. Fortunately, I think we'll be seeing him for many years to come. As expected, Safin is making his future in the resurgent sports machine -- and the big machine will not waste his charisma. [H]


 Kremlin Cup, Moscow--October 18-24


Start of play: (Manila 15:00) Moscow 11:00am, 10:00 EEST, 09:00 CEST, 08:00 BST (07:00 GMT) Time 03:00 EDT -- Eurosport scheduling begins two hours after start time, but don't prejudge which courts the hosts may show. LHS, fromsport etc may show Russian feeds as well. The earliest KC in-house streams showed five courts.


Monday, October 18, 2010


Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Cipolla vs. Kuznetsov
2. María José Martínez Sánchez vs. Alla Kudryavtseva (NB 13.00hrs)
3. Dominika Cibulkova vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

4. ATP: Starace vs. Gabashvili (NB 16.30hrs)
5. Daria Gavrilova vs. Alona Bondarenko (NB 18.00hrs) (Dasha sighting opportunity. Geeked)
6. ATP: Tursunov vs. Troicki (NB 19.30hrs)


Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Zarina Diyas vs. Ekaterina Dzehalevich (Singles Q Final) (Zarina sighting opportunity.)
2. Monica Niculescu vs. Ksenia Pervak (Singles Q Final)
3. ATP: Stakhovsky vs. Russell
4. Azarenka/Kirilenko vs. Kleybanova/Makarova
5. ATP: Ram/Stepanek vs. Chardy/Dlouhy


Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Belyaev vs. Ram
2. ATP: Kunitsyn vs. Recouderc
3. Kateryna Bondarenko vs. Petra Kvitova
4. Dulko/Pennetta vs. Kondratieva/Zakopalova


Court 3 (from 12.00hrs)
1. ATP: Mathieu vs. Crivoi
2. Mariya Koryttseva vs. Aleksandra Krunic (Singles Q Final)
3. Akgul Amanmuradova vs. Olga Savchuk (Singles Q Final)
4. Diatchenko/Poutchek vs. Chakvetadze/Pervak (after suitable rest)

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
Philli
#234 Posted : Monday, October 18, 2010 9:19:55 AM(UTC)
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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]
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#199 Posted : Monday, October 18, 2010 10:09:21 AM(UTC)
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[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]


Hey, the Jackrabbit has always had a great butt--when that trainer went to work on her hip... I mean... [8-|]


Best KC streams today are independent Russian:


http://www.justin.tv/radiotrance_188 "Sport1"


http://debilizator.tv/big.cgi?kanal=7 "Russia2"


ATP Starace v Gabashvili up now.


Dasha Gavrilova vs Alona Bondarenko coming upafter the guys. [H]

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#40 Posted : Monday, October 18, 2010 12:12:05 PM(UTC)
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What did u mean, Paul?LOL[:P]


WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD
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#200 Posted : Monday, October 18, 2010 3:19:21 PM(UTC)
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[quote user="CROUCHING TIGER"]What did u mean, Paul?LOL[:P]
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Abbreviation of a kinda hokey American expression, "Ah mean to tell ya...!" (That it was gooood!) [H]

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Paul, To my surprise I see Elena playing in Luxembourg instead of Moscow ??  What happened ? I tought that Elena was a Russian in 'good and bad times' ? ??
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#122 Posted : Monday, October 18, 2010 4:24:36 PM(UTC)
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Hehe a silly question, heard some people talking about a "moderator" somewhere here? I don’t know if they were being sarcastic, drunk or whatsoever but they seemed serious to me, any clarification  ? thanks.
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#203 Posted : Monday, October 18, 2010 4:29:29 PM(UTC)
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You haven't been following. [;)] Getting two Russians in the YEC was priority. At the time, it appeared that every race point would be critical and Luxembourg looked an easier way to guarantee more. At the last minute, WTA ran in Ana to try & block her. Of course, the withdrawal of Venus and Serena as a non-starter (they're still loath to admit it) rendered the question moot.


You'll notice that Tarpischev excused Vera as well, and she was already on the acceptance list. The "road map" was designed to throw KC, YEC & Fed Cup final into effective conflict to dilute Russian power. As long as Yankee political "schemas" govern women's tennis, the top Russikan players must distribute themselves where they are molst needed.

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#66 Posted : Monday, October 18, 2010 4:31:17 PM(UTC)
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[quote user="paul_pipkin"]

You haven't been following. [;)] Getting two Russians in the YEC was priority. At the time, it appeared that every race point would be critical and Luxembourg looked an easier way to guarantee more. At the last minute, WTA ran in Ana to try & block her. Of course, the withdrawal of Venus and Serena as a non-starter (they're still loath to admit it) rendered the question moot.


You'll notice that Tarpischev excused Vera as well, and she was already on the acceptance list. The "road map" was designed to throw KC, YEC & Fed Cup final into effective conflict to dilute Russian power. As long as Yankee political "schemas" govern women's tennis, the top Russikan players must distribute themselves where they are molst needed.

[/quote]


Moscow hosts Kremlin Cup




 
Oct 18, 2010 10:01 Moscow Time

Tennis. Photo: EPA
Tennis. Photo: EPA


Moscow is hosting the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament.

The
$1,000,000 event will last till 24th of October to feature the world’s
most successful tennis players, including a former top seed among
juniors, the 19-year-old Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia, Dominika Cibulková of Slovakia, as well as Mikhail Yuzhny and a three-time Kremlin Cup winner, Nikolai Davydenko.
"I'd love to open a tennis school for children in my hometown of Sochi." said Sharapova Maria.



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#201 Posted : Monday, October 18, 2010 4:33:26 PM(UTC)
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[quote user="Hamoudi"]Hehe a silly question, heard some people talking about a "moderator" somewhere here? I don’t know if they were being sarcastic, drunk or whatsoever but they seemed serious to me, any clarification  ? thanks.[/quote]


There's a Russian member called "Modorator". [;)] He announces his arrival with "You will all be banned, soon."

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#123 Posted : Monday, October 18, 2010 4:40:38 PM(UTC)
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^ Oh, not that clown, I thought they were talking about a real moderator here.
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#202 Posted : Monday, October 18, 2010 5:02:23 PM(UTC)
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Here's the Tuesday lineup. Streams should show most of Center Court matches:


Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Centre Court Start of play: [Manila 15:00] (Moscow 11:00am) 10:00 EEST, 09:00 CEST, 08:00 BST (07:00 GMT) [O] 03:00 EDT
1. ATP: Dolgopolov vs. Belyaev
2. Elena Vesnina vs. Flavia Pennetta (NB 13.00hrs)
3. Li Na vs. Anna Chakvetadze
4. ATP: Hanescu vs. Stepanek (NB 16.30hrs)
5. ATP: Kunitsyn vs. Andreev (NB 18.00hrs)
6. Alexandra Dulgheru vs. Maria Kirilenko (NB 19.30hrs)


Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Kuznetsov vs. Crivoi
2. ATP: Chardy vs. Kukushkin
3. Vera Dushevina vs. Ekaterina Makarova
4. Alisa Kleybanova vs. Lucie Safarova
5. ATP: Golubev vs. M.González
6. ATP: Vemic/Zovko vs. Tipsarevic/Troicki


Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Olga Govortsova vs. Andrea Petkovic
2. ATP: Cuevas vs. Brands
3. Q Zarina Diyas vs. Gisela Dulko
4. Q Ksenia Pervak vs. Tsvetana Pironkova
5. Amanmuradova/Kustova vs. Bondarenko/Bondarenko
6. ATP: Bracciali/Starace vs. Cuevas/Russell


Court 3 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Sara Errani vs. Q Olga Savchuk
2. Klara Zakopalova vs. Q Mariya Koryttseva
3. ATP: Marchenko vs. Istomin
4. Jans/Rosolska vs. Errani/Martínez Sánchez

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#132 Posted : Monday, October 18, 2010 5:47:35 PM(UTC)
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while we're on the subject of mods..sort of... why doesn't this website have one? esepcially to ban trolls like TTMJ.
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#204 Posted : Monday, October 18, 2010 7:02:26 PM(UTC)
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[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]


 


Alona ain't overdressed, either, [8-|]


 


Works for me. [H]

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