Tennis: Wimbledon...Women 2003

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TRD

posted on Jun, 22 2003 @ 06:56 AM
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Its The Womens turn now so who will lift the title this year...?

Kim Clijsters......She is becoming a class act and is the girlfriend of Leyton Hewitt,Her best effort was in 2001 where she made the quarter finals,but the no 2 seed has a real good chance this time around..

Jelena Dokic.....The yugoslav seems to have lost her form lately after dumping her dad,she meets a brit in the first round so she wont havre the crowd on her side..She may struggle this year..

Jennifer Capriati....After making the semi's twice in 1991 and 2001 she fancies her chances this time round,she reached the last four at eastbourne last week so is in good form and is a real crowd pleaser..

Daniela Hantuchova.....She has been called the new "kournikova" and has been critised for being to thin,but she is a big danger and looks to improve on her semi final place last year...

Anastasia Myskina.....She has never made ip past the 3rd round before,but she is looking to do better this year..She has a great backhand and is no 3 on the sexiest women in tennis list..

Eleni Danilidou....The greek girls favourite suface is grass,so she should improve in her 4th round exit of last year..She has a booming serve and could do really well...

Venus Williams....Venus seems to have lost her touch recently and is frusterated at getting beat by her sister..The 2 times Wimbledon Champ has slipped down the rankings and might find it tough this year..

Serena Williams....With one eye on a acting career and Tennis now taking second best is her heart still in it,She has been beaten a few times this year and picked up some injurys.Serena is still a danger to all if she is up for it...



Ben

posted on Jun, 22 2003 @ 10:56 AM
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Hey...TRD you are missing Henin Hardien. I think that the womens side is complete BS right now. The William sisters are still seeded to meet in the finals. And that right there is wrong. becuase they arnt the 1 and 2 not even the 3rd seed anymore.


TRD

posted on Jun, 22 2003 @ 11:10 AM
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Ben she got injured on saturday and might not be properly fit for wimbledon,but i will put her up as if she is fit she has a great chance...

Yeah i just noticed that,its well out of order doing that....


Ben

posted on Jun, 22 2003 @ 11:14 AM
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I didnt konw that she got injuryed..i just read the thread in women's tennis.


TRD

posted on Jun, 22 2003 @ 11:25 AM
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Well i dont think it is too serious a injury but as she is the newly-crowned French Open champion she will be brimming with confidence and should have a good chance of repeating that success.... One of the better volleyers, she also has a one-handed backhand which will be a big help...


TRD

posted on Jun, 23 2003 @ 05:02 PM
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In the time it took one couple to leave the arena, queue up for salmon sandwiches and a glass of Pimm's each and return to their seats, Kim Clijsters had sped into the second round of the tournament which she admits means more to her than any other grand slam....

When they returned and nothing was happening, there was shock on their face when it became apparent they'd missed one-third of the day's scheduled matches for Wimbledon's Centre Court....

Second seed Clijsters has not got to number two in the world by hanging about on court against inferior players, but even by her high standards 6-0 6-0 and a finished match in 32 minutes was an astonishingly quick win....

Her Paraguayan opponent Rossana Neffa-De Los Rios won just 16 points in the 12 games and did not have even one break point on the Clijsters serve....


TRD

posted on Jun, 24 2003 @ 11:38 AM
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Serena Williams overcame the "Hewitt factor" to make a confident start to the defence of her Wimbledon crown.

The world number one, shaken by the sensational first-round defeat of men's champion Lleyton Hewitt, was delighted to ease past fellow American Jill Craybas 6-3 6-3 in under an hour.

She will now play veteran Belgian Els Callen, who took her to two tie-break sets in the third round last year.

The champion was not at her best, achieving only a 53% success rate with her first serve and coming up with 21 unforced errors, but she admitted that the exit of Hewitt had been at the back of her mind.

"I didn't want to make history by having two defending champions go out," she said.

Well lets hope you do says I....



TRD

posted on Jun, 25 2003 @ 12:37 PM
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Just for a few minutes Venus Williams looked uncertain, but once she realised the clouds were not going to roll by, the 2000 and 2001 champion set about the task of firing herself towards another final.

In the end a 6-4 6-1 scoreline was further testimony to her power and quality but at the start, when the first rains of Wimbledon had already come briefly to Centre Court, a shiver was almost detectable in Williams.

Again she paraded her immaculate, new corset-backed dress for the second round clash with Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik.

Well lets hope she keep this up....


TRD

posted on Jun, 27 2003 @ 03:02 PM
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The important prizes have already been stored away in the Venus locker, but nothing would top making it three in SW19 this year.

She moved nearer with a cruising 6-1 6-2 third round victory over Russian Nadia Petrova on Centre Court and although the flashing Williams smile lit up the stage at the almost inevitable end, her normal totally expressionless glare was firmly in place while business was being conducted.

I was hoping she would be still off form but it doesnt look like it at the moment..


TRD

posted on Jun, 27 2003 @ 03:05 PM
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In-form second seed Kim Clijsters breezed through to the last 16 of the women's singles - and then warned her rivals that the best is yet to come.

Clijsters, who has not failed to reach the semi-finals at any of her previous 10 tournaments in her best-ever start to a season, booked a fourth-round meeting with her doubles partner Ai Sugiyama thanks to a 6-1 6-2 victory over Samantha Reeves.


Lindsay Davenport made Nick Bollettieri eat his words as she avoided the upset which had been predicted by the game's most famous coach.

Writing in the British press on Friday morning, Bollettieri claimed Davenport was fading as a force to be feared in the grand slams, claiming Cara Black of Zimbabwe would trouble her no end.

But Davenport was serving well, so important on the grass of Wimbledon, and she reached the fourth-round stage for the seventh time in her career with a 6-2 6-2 victory.


TRD

posted on Jun, 28 2003 @ 08:39 AM
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Teenage sensation Maria Sharapova knocked 11th seed Jelena Dokic out of Wimbledon on Saturday with a 6-4 6-4 win....



TRD

posted on Jun, 30 2003 @ 04:20 PM
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Two-time winner Venus Williams exacted sweet revenge for her shock French Open defeat with a quick-fire victory over Vera Zvonareva on Wimbledon's 'graveyard of champions'.

The world number four, held up for an hour by drizzle, made up for lost time with a 6-1 6-3 fourth-round victory just in time to beat the next rain shower.

Williams' victory stroll took her into the last eight for the sixth successive year and she will be full of confidence when she meets fellow American Lindsay Davenport on Tuesday in a repeat of the 2000 final.

Serena.

The defending champion took her place in the quarter-finals by disposing of the Russian challenge of Elena Dementieva, 6-2 6-2, in just 50 minutes on Monday and now faces Jennifer Capriati in an all-American heavyweight tennis slugfest which would have been at home in Madison Square Garden.


TRD

posted on Jun, 30 2003 @ 04:21 PM
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Teeange sensation Maria Sharapova bowed out of Wimbledon on Monday evening, beaten in a tight contest by Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The battle of the Russians went to Kuznetsova, who at 18 is two years older than her rival, 6-1 2-6 7-5.


TRD

posted on Jun, 30 2003 @ 04:23 PM
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Second seed Kim Clijsters became the quickest player in 21 years to reach 50 wins in a season as she strolled into the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the second time.

The Belgian overcame her doubles partner Ai Sugiyama 6-3 6-2 to equal her best All England Club performance of two years ago and in the process achieve a milestone last set this early by Martina Navratilova in 1982.

Justine Henin-Hardenne

Mary Pierce saw her latest Wimbledon journey ended by third seed Justine Henin-Hardenne as class told over strength and experience.

20-year-old Henin featured her famous backhand speciality in a 6-3 6-3 win which took just 51 minutes.


TRD

posted on Jul, 2 2003 @ 02:40 PM
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The Quarter finals will resume tommorow due to the bad weather......



posted on Jul, 3 2003 @ 03:33 PM
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WIMBLEDON, England -- Swinging so hard she lost an earring, Serena Williams won her rematch against Justine Henin-Hardenne and advanced Thursday to the Wimbledon final.

Her opponent will again be older sister Venus, who aggravated an abdominal strain in the third game but still rallied beat Kim Clijsters 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Serena Williams won 6-3, 6-2 to avenge her traumatic loss against Henin-Hardenne in the French Open semifinals four weeks ago. Fans at Roland Garros jeered Williams and cheered her mistakes, but the Centre Court crowd at Wimbledon had only applause for the defending champion.

The Williams sisters have met in four of the past five Grand Slam finals, including Wimbledon last year, with Serena winning them all. They've won the past three Wimbledon titles.

More showers Thursday delayed the start of play for 2 hours, but when it finally began, Serena Williams was ready. She came out hitting so ferociously that by the second game the huge hoop earring on her left ear was gone -- albeit only temporarily.

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TRD

posted on Jul, 3 2003 @ 04:03 PM
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Well i was hoping this wouldnt happen,but well done to the williams sisters on making the final..


TRD

posted on Jul, 4 2003 @ 02:11 PM
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Venus Williams insisted she was ready to wrest back the family honour from her younger sister despite an injury scare which has marred her Wimbledon finaly preparations.

Venus struggled back from a set and a break behind to beat Kim Clijsters 4-6 6-3 6-1 but said she would be ready for her revenge bid against Serena.



TRD

posted on Jul, 4 2003 @ 02:12 PM
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Serena Williams might not call it revenge, but she wore a wide smile of satisfaction after overcoming Justine Henin-Hardenne and reaching her second Wimbledon final.

The defending champion powered past the Belgian 6-3 6-2 in just 70 minutes and erased her French Open semi-final disappointment of exactly four weeks ago.

Then Williams had accused her opponent of "lying and fabricating" after a controversy over a serve.

On Thursday, the pair exchanged a firmer handshake and kind words at the net - but Williams had done all the talking which was needed during one-hour-and-10 minutes of action.



TRD

posted on Jul, 5 2003 @ 01:35 PM
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Serena Williams overcame her injured older sister and the weight of history to retain her Wimbledon title.

For the first time in an all-Williams affair the eventual winner dropped the first set before emerging victorious, 4-6 6-4 6-2.

But Serena's win was bittersweet as sister Venus was clearly pained by stomach and thigh injuries which had threatened her participation right up to the scheduled 2pm start.

And Serena's muted reaction to her conversion of championship point after Venus had sprayed her final forehand long said it all.

Venus was hampered by her injuries as the hard-fought match progressed, and disappeared for a medical time-out after dropping her serve in the first game of the final set.

She returned having had strapping around her midriff readjusted but clearly remained discomforted and Serena charged home to her sixth consecutive win against her sister.

Venus' injury, which flared up again during her semi-final win over Kim Clijsters, had ensured world number one Serena started the match as a heavy favourite.





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