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Beijing China Open, Oct 2 - 10
shrapi
#415 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 12:12:03 AM(UTC)
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THE DRAW IS OUT.


She is in the lower part of the first half.


Maria will meet Pironkova first.


Then she can meet the winner of Szavay-Vesnina.


And then Azarenka would be the next.


Think it's hard enough till here.


Then would follow probable JJ.


The upper half is dominated by Woznaicki-Dementieva.


Well, I can say only:


GOOD LUCK !!!

dinara :D
#161 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 6:22:33 AM(UTC)
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Davai Maria! Good luck and God bless you! [A] [:D]

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#416 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 6:52:24 AM(UTC)
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When I saw the draw, I tought I have a deja-vu.


She won against Pironkova.


But she once lost against Vesnina.


Against Vika, both happened.


( All good till here, the rest would follow.)


I can only say:


Good luck Maria !!!

giane
#182 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 7:02:15 AM(UTC)
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The Draw

BYE- (1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
Sara Errani (ITA) vs. (WC) Peng Shuai (CHN)
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) vs. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
Kaia Kanepi (EST) vs. (16) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

(11) Marion Bartoli (FRA) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) vs. Olga Govortsova (BLR)
Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
BYE- (7) Elena Dementieva (RUS)

(3) Jelena Jankovic (SRB) vs. Klara Zakopalova (CZE)
(Q) Qualifier vs. (Q) Qualifier
Patty Schnyder (SUI) vs. Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
(WC) Sun Shengnan (CHN) vs. (15) Shahar Peer (ISR)

(12) Maria Sharapova (RUS) vs. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)
Agnes Szavay (HUN) vs. Elena Vesnina (RUS)
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) vs. Julia Goerges (GER)
BYE- (8) Victoria Azarenka (BLR)

(6) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs. Angelique Kerber (GER)
Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) vs. (Q) Qualifier
(Q) Qualifier vs. (9) Li Na (CHN)

(13) Nadia Petrova (RUS) vs. (WC) Han Xinyun (CHN)
Alona Bondarenko (UKR) vs. (WC) Zhou Yi-Miao (CHN)
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) vs. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
(Q) Qualifier vs. (4) Samantha Stosur (AUS)

BYE- (5) Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs. Polona Hercog (SLO)
(Q) Qualifier vs. (Q) Qualifier
(Q) Qualifier vs. (10) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)

(14) Aravane Rezai (FRA) vs. Gisela Dulko (ARG)
(WC) Zhang Shuai (CHN) vs. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
Lucie Safarova (CZE) vs. Andrea Petkovic (GER)
Dinara Safina (RUS) vs. (2) Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
giane
#247 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 7:08:01 AM(UTC)
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[quote user="shrapi"]

When I saw the draw, I tought I have a deja-vu.


She once won against Pironkova.


But she once lost against Vesnina.


Against Vika, both happened.


( All good till here, the rest would follow.)


I can only say:


Good luck Maria !!!


[/quote]


yeah.. some kind of a dejavu but i know for sure, there'll ba a lot difference from the previous ones..


by now, hopefully, yeah, all good will happen!


Davai with my fingers crossed most especially when talking about her serves! [A]


 

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#272 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 8:25:53 AM(UTC)
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So


1st round - Pironkova


2nd round - Vesnina or Szvay


3rd round - Victoria Azarenka (Revenge time!)


Quarterfinals - Jankovic


Semifinals - Wozniacki


Final - Zvonareva


Good luck Maria!!! Wozniacki and Azarenka are in really top form.

giane
#183 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 10:12:51 AM(UTC)
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..yeah yeah.. quite uncanny
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#411 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 11:23:13 AM(UTC)
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Once again this is a tough draw. On current form it's hard to see Maria even getting to the latter stages.

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#418 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 12:18:54 PM(UTC)
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How about just taking it one match at the time?


The first round match looks good, and after what i´ve heard about Marias hard work in Beijing during the last couple of days, it´s going to be a treat.


I just wish Maria the best of luck in her first round, a great chance to build some confidence and get the show rolling.


[:D]

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#171 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 1:04:00 PM(UTC)
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[quote user="Mashafan124"]

So


1st round - Pironkova


2nd round - Vesnina or Szvay


3rd round - Victoria Azarenka (Revenge time!)


Quarterfinals - Jankovic


Semifinals - Wozniacki


Final - Zvonareva


Good luck Maria!!! Wozniacki and Azarenka are in really top form.


[/quote]


Is that what your crystal ball told you?

paul_pipkin
#335 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 1:48:41 PM(UTC)
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[quote user="sunstreet"]

How about just taking it one match at the time?


The first round match looks good, and after what i´ve heard about Marias hard work in Beijing during the last couple of days, it´s going to be a treat.


I just wish Maria the best of luck in her first round, a great chance to build some confidence and get the show rolling.


[:D]


[/quote]


Agreed. There's some tough stuff in there, but I don't have reason to immediately distrust the intent. Russians & others on WTA's sh!t-list seem reasonably distributed, about three or four to a quarter, and not in an overall malignant pattern. Yeah, I'm looking at that stuff around safina-Zvonareva, but not prepared to jump in it yet. Can't really carp about the probable 2nd round meet of Lenochka & Date-Krumm, as Elena beat Kimiko at Stanford.


One thing that seems to be universal now in the new era of "designed draws" is the coddling of the top seed, whether she's Serena or Princess--get the top seed thru to the quarters, at least. Like I've said before, why not just hand the player list to the broadcasters & let media design the draw? That's what seems to be happening on that issue. [:P]


I DO think the WTA pimps had a finger in the qualies. [6] Check out the top of the qualifying draw: Vania King, now joined at the hip to Shvedova, was obliged to proceed only by first knocking off Kazakhstan's young Zarina Diyas, and today must face Makarova.


[8] It just happened that way... [8] ??? Not.


WTA's hit-list:
1) Russians.
2) Belarusians, Ukranians & Kazakhstanis.
3) Dirty Rooski-lovers like Wickmayer and now Vania King.


As Vania now learns, being an American doesn't protect you when you go against their implacable hatred of all things former-Soviet. [;)]


MAIN DRAW BEIJING
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2010/1020/MDS.pdf
QUALIES:
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2010/1020/QS.pdf
OOP SATURDAY:
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2010/1020/OP.pdf

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#336 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 7:41:56 PM(UTC)
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 Beijing -- Oct 2-10


Some main draw matches begin in a couple of hours. While Eurosport doesn't start until Monday,CCTV and/or Sina pump out streams like nobody's business. Smile Some streams from Lotus & Moon courts may be accessible today.


 CCTV5--Live now on SopCast
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http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=90313&part=sports


Saturday, October 2, 2010


Bejing 12.00hrs noon: 00:00 EDT (04:00 GMT) 05:00 BST, 06:00 CEST, 08:00 Moscow


Lotus Court (from 12.30hrs)
1. Patty Schnyder vs. Yaroslava Shvedova
2. Jelena Jankovic vs. Klara Zakopalova
3. Lucie Safarova vs. Andrea Petkovic
4. Alona Bondarenko vs. Zhou Yi-Miao (NB 19.30hrs)
5. Agnes Szavay vs. Elena Vesnina


Moon Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Anna Chakvetadze vs. Kateryna Bondarenko (Singles Q Final)
2. Carla Suárez Navarro vs. Lu Jing-Jing (Singles Q Final)
3. María José Martínez Sánchez vs. Olga Govortsova
4. Kimiko Date Krumm vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues (NB 19.30hrs)
5. Timea Bacsinszky vs. Julia Goerges


Court 3 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Arantxa Parra Santonja vs. Bojana Jovanovski (Singles Q Final)
2. Alla Kudryavtseva vs. Sophie Ferguson (Singles Q Final)
3. Vera Dushevina vs. Greta Arn (Singles Q Final)
4. Dzehalevich/Poutchek vs. Jans/Rosolska


Court 4 (from 12.00hrs)
1. ATP: Marchenko vs. Ma
2. ATP: Heliovaara vs. Schuettler (NB 13.30hrs)
3. Anastasija Sevastova vs. Tathiana Garbin (Singles Q Final)
4. ATP: Berrer vs. Wu


Court 7 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Roberta Vinci vs. Akgul Amanmuradova (Singles Q Final)
2. ATP: Chang vs. Gabashvili
3. Ekaterina Makarova vs. Vania King (Singles Q Final)
4. ATP: Zemlja vs. Przysiezny

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
dinara :D
#162 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 8:10:32 PM(UTC)
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[quote user="sunstreet"]

How about just taking it one match at the time?

The first round match looks good, and after what i´ve heard about Marias hard work in Beijing during the last couple of days, it´s going to be a treat.

I just wish Maria the best of luck in her first round, a great chance to build some confidence and get the show rolling.

[:D]

[/quote]

I agree with you! [Y] Hope all of her had work this week will pay off. Davai Maria! [:)] 

Mashafan124
#273 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 8:26:28 PM(UTC)
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No, but those are her possible matchups, very likely matchups. And with the form that Vika and Wozniacki are in, it's best not to look too far ahead of them.

Mashafan124
#274 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 8:32:38 PM(UTC)
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I know she's working hard, that's just who she is - She never gives up, always tries hard, but it's not good enough. If she's working hard, she should be working hard on her serve.
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#9 Posted : Saturday, October 02, 2010 3:52:23 AM(UTC)
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Guys take a look at this :)

 

Advantage grunters, says new study

Sat, 02 Oct 09:30:00 2010


Tennis players who grunt loudly when they hit the ball appear to have a competitive edge over their opponents, according to a new study.

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The noise accompanying a hard shot makes an opponent slower to respond and more likely to misjudge exactly where the ball is going -- so it is tougher to hit it back, said Canadian and American researchers.

"Conservatively, our findings suggest that a tennis ball travelling 50 miles per hour could appear two feet closer to the opponent than it actually is," said Scott Sinnett, an assistant at the University of Hawaii.

The researchers tested their theory on students in a laboratory at the University of British Columbia, using sounds that were comparable in volume to grunts of tennis starsMaria Sharapova (pictured) and Rafael Nadal.

The results were published in the online issue of Public Library of Science ONE.

Sinnett and his colleagues say there are several possible explanations for why grunting has an effect.

Some professional tennis players try to judge the spin and velocity of a ball from the sound it makes hitting a racket, so a loud grunt would mask those clues, while also serving as a general distraction, the researchers suggested.

Grunting is a controversial subject in tennis circles, with nine-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova having called it "cheating pure and simple."

"The study raises a number of interesting questions for tennis. For example, if Rafael Nadal is grunting and Roger Federer is not, is that fair?" Sinnett said.

A Wimbledon match this year between Serena Williams and Portuguese teenager Michelle Larcher de Brito was described as a "decibel Derby" for all the noise the players were making.

Sinnett said the researchers now planned to look at whether the world's top tennis players had developed strategies to mitigate the effects of their opponents' grunts.

Reuters 

paul_pipkin
#337 Posted : Saturday, October 02, 2010 4:16:27 AM(UTC)
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Interesting. [8-|] Thanx for posting. I'm going to bed now, [|-)] so here's what came outta China & what to expect for the next few hours:


 Beijing -- Oct 2-10 CCTV-5 started broadcasting at about 06:00 GMT -- NOT JJ's match, however. I saw it on SopCast--they're coming from the Moon Court, where local Lu Jing-Jing took down Carla Suarez Navarro. After that wrapped, they did an interview with Lu then they DID go inside Lotus just as JJ squandered a match point, so they showed the end of that match. Then they replayed the he later part of Kateryna Bondarenko v Chaki, and a fromsport link finally opened: http://www.fromsport.com/v-0/6/116/v-71760.html They broadcast tennis for about two and a half hours then went to girls' foot-fighting. While Eurosport doesn't start until Monday,CCTV and/or Sina pump out streams like nobody's business. Smile


I imagine they'll go back to the Lotus for Alona Bondarenko vs. Zhou Yi-Miao (NB 19.30hrs) -- (11:30 GMT)


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http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=90313&part=sports

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#324 Posted : Saturday, October 02, 2010 5:54:38 AM(UTC)
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Just no tlooking good for her so far. She looks really demotivated, angry, frustrated,sad, disappointed........she had somany chances this year to return to the top but she didn't take any. She needs to beat herself first and winn one of those big matches otherwise i can't see her winning another slam:(. Hopefully she finds her motivation soon , she reallyyy needs it
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#397 Posted : Saturday, October 02, 2010 9:15:01 AM(UTC)
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Maria's first match is the second up on the Lotus Court on Sunday.


Nicoletto, .... She had so many chances ...... should read opportunities..... but she blew them all. 

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#271 Posted : Saturday, October 02, 2010 12:17:52 PM(UTC)
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[quote user="COUNT_ZERO"]

Kim Clijsters just announced  on her twitter page that she will be out of Beijing 

"Hi everyone, i am dissapointed i won't make it to Beying this year. I had a mole removed under my right foot and the wound got infected..." 

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[:|] People get moles removed? [^o)] Anyways get well soon Kimmy!

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