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CROUCHING TIGER
#39 Posted : Saturday, October 09, 2010 12:16:43 PM(UTC)
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IMPORTANT!!!! ELENA IS NOW OFFICIALLY ON THE YEC-LIST...Congratulations (source WTA)....YES YES YES...my pub will know all about it[:D][B]

http://www.sonyericsson-championships.c ... 58,00.html


WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD
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#249 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 3:05:56 AM(UTC)
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What a shit that Maria withdraw from Moskau.


Now we have to wait such a long time to see her acting again.

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#94 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 3:30:17 AM(UTC)
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[quote user="shrapi"]

What a shit that Maria withdraw from Moskau.

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whoa! she withdrew Moscow?! waaaah... what happened?!
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#250 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 4:24:22 AM(UTC)
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From the Kremlin Cup site:








 





06.10.2010

Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from Kremlin Cup - 2010

As the agent of the well-known Russian tennis-player has informed the 2010 Kremlin Cup press-service, Maria finishes her tennis season


and will not play tournaments this year anymore, including 2010-Kremlin Cup.

giane
#95 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 6:53:18 AM(UTC)
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From the Kremlin Cup site:


 







 







06.10.2010

Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from Kremlin Cup - 2010

As the agent of the well-known Russian tennis-player has informed the 2010 Kremlin Cup press-service, Maria finishes her tennis season


and will not play tournaments this year anymore, including 2010-Kremlin Cup.

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this is the best decision she had for now.. not engaging herself in to much depressions and stress is a great preparation for next year.. though it may be that sad she won't play more event for this year, yet, her and her team's decision is very much important!

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#188 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 4:00:50 PM(UTC)
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Masha has been criticized for passing on KC. Though I question her decision, I will defend her but I do understand where the critics are coming from. However, let's look at the existing picture, three or four days out. In the women's singles draw:


5 Russians
2 Belarusians (assuming Vika is still playing)
2 others from the "near abroad", Ukraine & Estonia
8 East Europeans
3 Italians
1 Slovenic German
1 Spaniard
1 Argentine


I understand why Lenochka is at Luxembourg instead--when she scheduled, she believed she must finesse every easy point she could to get to Doha. Kuzi is wrapped up for the year due to injury. Azarenka is ??? IF Serena is outta Doha, Vika moves into the eight as it stands now--and maybe she shouldn't play KC. Frankly, I question whether Vera ought to engage in a tough run in Moscows hard onto the YEC.


So a few more Rus are indicated, yeah. Vesnina crashed outta Linz today--EV is at liberty. Chaki may not get past home-girl Bammer tomorrow. Will those two take wildcards to Moscow? They SHOULD. And where the hell are Muscovites Safina & Petrova?


Bottom line: Just like with Fed Cup, criticism of Masha is diluted when there are a number of Russians who are not lifting their weight.

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#156 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 4:06:58 PM(UTC)
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Paul, IDK about Dinara,but I watched Russian news channel VESTI-24, they reported that" Nadezhda Petrova has withdrawn cos of injury"
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#189 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2010 4:30:28 PM(UTC)
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Thanx for the Vesti update. [H] I respect that--we all know how many injuries she's had. Gotta take utmost care to keep playing.


PS: giane found on Facebook indication Vera Z will definitely play KC--so that's a done deal. Just hope that a couple more others still come thru.

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#251 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 12:28:47 AM(UTC)
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Don't like the fact that Maria withdraw.


Why ? Why is she giving up ?


She needs the competition.


Things will not get better by not playing.


Training hard is not enough.


She needs matches, competing skills.


See Ivanovic, she is winning, she is loosing, but she is competing


and slowly, one step by another she is coming back.


And see Date Krumm, she is 40. and competing, and competing.


( she defeated L.Robson at Osaka lately 6:3 6:3 )

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#96 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 4:03:19 AM(UTC)
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Agnieszka Radwanska has withdrawn from Moscow 

 

 



Famous Polish tennis-player Agnieszka Radwanska has withdrawn from
Moscow XXI International Tennis Tournament “Kremlin Cup – 2010”:



 
"Unfortunately, because of my left foot injury, which has been
bothering me the past few weeks, my doctor has advised me to not play
for the rest of the season. I'm very disappointed to miss Linz and
Moscow. I was looking forward to playing both events. I'm sorry to the
fans and the tournaments, but I plan to back next year," - Agnieszka
Radwanska said to press-service of “Kremlin Cup”

 

just read this one..  


giane
#106 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 4:06:07 AM(UTC)
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[quote user="paul_pipkin"]

Thanx for the Vesti update. [H] I respect that--we all know how many injuries she's had. Gotta take utmost care to keep playing.


PS: giane found on Facebook indication Vera Z will definitely play KC--so that's a done deal. Just hope that a couple more others still come thru.

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yeah.. hopefully paul!

i saw another article saying Agnieska wont be playing too! *sigh*..i posted it above..


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#152 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8:13:32 AM(UTC)
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[quote user="Dartagnan"][quote user="mashadabest"]

Lol at this thread turning into a lesson on religion and history hehe.

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MARIA NEEDS YURI BACK. That's for sure.  

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AGREED. I really pray that Maria gets Yuri back as her coach, otherwise I will be really worried about next year. [:S]
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Hi Dee,

How are you?

Maria Sharapova is an adult young girl now. She can find a great coach among many coaches in the world. 

I think it will be interesting for her to work with another group, other people, other team. Is it very important for her if she wants to improve her tennis.

This team she has today, it is her childhood team and she is an adult now. A changement is very important. Yuri can also help and advice her to find a new coach and a new team as he is the closer person in her life. 

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Hey hey Dart! [:)] I'm great thanks, though I sense I could be on the verge of catching a cold! [:S] Hope you're doing well.  Yeah I totally agree, she definitely needs someone new on her team, I just pray that she adds someone, cos if she doesn't then I'm not too hopeful for next season. [:(]

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Today the USA and Russia have a new enemy. The terrorists who kill innocent people.

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So true!
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#153 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8:19:57 AM(UTC)
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Wow everyone's withdrawing from this event, soon there won't actually be any competitors left. [:|]
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#190 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 12:06:52 PM(UTC)
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[quote user="shrapi"]

Don't like the fact that Maria withdraw.


Why ? Why is she giving up ?


She needs the competition.


Things will not get better by not playing.


Training hard is not enough.


She needs matches, competing skills.


See Ivanovic, she is winning, she is loosing, but she is competing


and slowly, one step by another she is coming back.


And see Date Krumm, she is 40. and competing, and competing.


( she defeated L.Robson at Osaka lately 6:3 6:3 )


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"...waiting for a mission... getting softer. Every minute I stay in this room, I get weaker, and every minute Charlie squats in the bush, he gets stronger. Each time I looked around the walls moved in a little tighter."


-- Martin Sheen as "Captain Willard" in Apocalypse Now [;)]


Yeah. [:|] As I surmised, Chaki couldn't best home-girl Bammer in Linz. Toe-toe in the first set, but after getting broken in the 10th game, Chaki gave up & got ready to go home. I would think she and Vesnina may be wildcarded in Moscow. (Alona B, already confirmed, appears to be putting in only a token effort at Linz--also ready to move on to Russia. Cibulkova, sluggish, crashed out to Daniilidou, night [ap] to Moscow...)


Dart is right. Zvonareva may do the deed at KC. Apart from her, however, I'm looking more to the upcomers for something interesting. One who instead of KC will play at Luxembourg (in-house streams of all matches, so we can maybe catch her) is Yulia Putintseva. Runner-up to comrade Dash Gavrilova at USO Juniors, she expressed a fresh view. Translation not so good but you can get the gist:


"Generally to me female tennis looks now not very interesting. Too monotonous they play, entirely too similar to each other. No one goes to the net, impacts especially do not vary. Who throws - that she throws, who beats - that she beats."


She's right. Too often, by mid-way the first set you can pretty much guess how everything else is gonna go.

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#63 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 3:25:39 PM(UTC)
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Maria Sharapova is not in Moscow today but California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Moscow.

Arnold Schwarzenegger visits Russia


President Dmitry Medvedev was playing host on Monday to visiting California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
 

Medvedev thanked Schwarzenegger for his work on the development of cooperation between the companies of both countries.

US businessmen headed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have praised Russia's Skolkovo innovation center project.
 
 

At one point during the meeting Governor Schwarzenegger said he came to
Moscow because he had promised Medvedev: “I’ll be back.” “So I came
back,” he told the President

 

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



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[quote user="Dartagnan"]

Maria Sharapova is not in Moscow today but California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Moscow.


Arnold Schwarzenegger visits Russia

President Dmitry Medvedev was playing host on Monday to visiting California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

Medvedev thanked Schwarzenegger for his work on the development of cooperation between the companies of both countries.

US businessmen headed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have praised Russia's Skolkovo innovation center project.
 



 

At one point during the meeting Governor Schwarzenegger said he came to Moscow because he had promised Medvedev: “I’ll be back.” “So I came back,” he told the President


 



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Thanx. Interesting. This is a follow-up to Medvedev's visit to Silicon Valley in the summer--re the Skolkovo project (concurrent with a Russian naval visit to Port of San Francisco.) Involves multiple deals with Arnold's distressed state government, the Obama administration & the high-tech industry at the highest level.


This sort of thing is reported in the States only as fragments & even, in the case of Medvedev's visit, only regionally. Our bosses don't want such news "confusing" our political decisions. As the US electorate IS, in fact, that lame-brained, I'm sometimes okay with a ruling class handling important matters. [;)]

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#64 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 4:01:48 PM(UTC)
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 Schwarzenegger takes part in Moscow climate conference

OK Paul, thanks for your information, here more info about his visit in Moscow.

 

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger met with
Russian students of Moscow's Higher School of Economics on Tuesday. He
took part in a conference on climate change and energy.

The
students crowded the place since early morning to see the California
Governor and take his  picture. Not everybody managed to get a seat and
had to watch the conference in broadcast.

Evgeny Yasin,  a
research director of the Higher School of Economics, thanked
Schwarzenegger for his visit, welcoming him into the circle of the
School's many friends in California.

The Governor's lecture was greeted with  applause.

"I'm happy to be here and meet the students. I liked economics when I was a student and it helped me a lot in my career."

The
forum was initiated by WWF Russia, which developed the program Climate
and Energy. Its head Alexey Korokin believes that Russia should use the
Californian experience in energy efficiency and environmental policy.
Arnold  Schwarzenegger said that his election campaign was based on
environmental protection as it was one of his priorities, together with
economic development. "These things go together", Schwarzenegger
believes.

The California Governor implemented tough emission
requirements and undertook some measures to increase the state's energy
efficiency. In 2005, he launched a ten-year project on solar energy
called 10 Million  Solar Roofs and the Hydrogen Highway  project on
hydrogen gas stations. Now California consumes 40 percent less energy
than other states. " We are teaching people how to use solar energy,
drive  hybrid vehicles and fill cars with hydrogen" the Governor told
the students.
"I'd love to open a tennis school for children in my hometown of Sochi." said Sharapova Maria.



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#192 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 5:27:57 PM(UTC)
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Li Na to play Kremlin Cup:


12.10.2010 (Tuesday Press Conference) from KC site:


Just like in recent years the Kremlin Cup will boast a very  strong lineup,  Shamil  Tarpischev,  President of the Russian Tennis Federation(RTF)  noted  today at the press conference held at the Olympiisky sports complex. Faithful to its traditions, the ladies event  hosts a lot of world top players including Jelena Jankovic, winner of the 2008 edition, and defending champion Francesca Sciavone, the head of the RTF underscored.  The men’s draw is also very even, as it will feature such names as the popular French player Joe-Wilfried Tsonga and the Cypriot  Marcos Baghdatis” . “The wild card list is still under discussion,- says Shamil Tarpishev.-  I think that half of the Russian players  who didn’t get directly into the main draw, will have an opportunity to take part in the Kremlin Cup while others will play in the “St. Peterburg Open”. (ATP)


He also reminded that the Kremlin Cup 2010 will be held on the new RuKortHardTournament surface. “It has a similar bounce to last year’s tournament but will feature  different colors”- said RTF President.


When asked about the tournament future in the light of the recent change of Moscow mayor, Shamil Tarpischev commended Yuri Luzhkov for  his important role  he played in the development of the Moscow tournament and noted the generous support of the Kremlin cup  by the Moscow city government and the Moscow city Sports committee.   “I don’t think we will have any problems working with Moscow (city structures) in the future” Tarpischev said.


According to the RTF vice-president and director of the ladies event Alexei Selivanenko, the refusal of several leading tennis players on the eve of the tournament are explicable. “Maria Sharapova decided to call it as season because of her physical conditions and we respect her decision.- RTF vice-president said. – Other Russian tennis players are sidelined with injuries including Nadejda Petrova, Svetlana Kuznetsova and  Dinara Safina. According to Selivaneneko, the renowned Chinese player Li Na has just sent her entry bid.

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#193 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:08:26 PM(UTC)
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NOW--Check THIS out: At this moment, Li Na has FIVE more YEC RACE POINTS than Vika.


9  Li Na                      3540 Points 
10 Victoria Azarenka 3535 Points


THUS, Who would/will move up if/when Serena officially drops Doha depends on their performance at Kremlin Cup! [8-|]

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#194 Posted : Friday, October 15, 2010 11:58:52 AM(UTC)
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15.10.2010 There are practices at Olympiisky stadium


More and more people come to  Olympiisky. Day by day more and more participants come to Kremlin Cup 2010 whereas  practice  schedule is almost full. Nikolay Davydenko had a practice for the first time after coming to Moscow today. Igor Kunitsyn, Igor Andreev, Teimuraz Gabashvili, Elena Vesnina, Alla Kydravtseva and Vera Dushevina have had practices as well. “Kremlin Cup” – my favorite tournament, - said Vera in an interview to press-service of Kremlin Cup. – Finally, my friends will see me not only on TV, but at home courts. Of course, I’m a little bit tired by the end of the season, but in spite of this I always play with great pleasure in Moscow. I always try to show a great tennis in Moscow”.


Vera said as well, that she like a surface: “It’s a very pleasant color combination, which not bend the eyes. But, in my opinion, it’s a little bit slower than last year”.


Tomorrow qualification will start in Olympiisky.


Qualifying Draw:
http://www.kremlincup.ru/data/grids/te-f-w-singles-z-qualifying-z-z-z-z-draw-lat.pdf


Welcome, Baltacha of Britain, Diyas of Kazakhstan!


Margarita Gasparyan from triumphant Russian Junior Fed Cup Champions! [8-|] Hot-tee, hot-tee, hot-tee...


Margarita Gasparyan


 


Gasparyan on right


 

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