hello Sabine Lisicki – the green clayer slayer of Venus.

16 04 2009

I was grinning to my Cheshire cat self on Stan Wawrinka’s win, after an enjoyable multi-tasking ‘watch-tennis-slash-tweet-tweet-tweet’ session, when Monte Carlo turned Wimbledon with the rain covers preventing Rafa from getting Lapentti in a twist.
Channel switched to rain-free Charleston, South Carolina (repeat with twang please) and the WTA Family Circle Cup. Venus vs Lisicki. Hmpffhh. Ok ten minutes max then its back to Club Med.
But I couldn’t take my eyes of green clayer Sabine Lisicki as she slayed the mighty Venus, playing ‘totally in the zone’ tennis. 6-4, 7-6. It was like watching Maria Sharapova win her first Wimbledon. Germany now has a new Graff.

Sabine Lesicki defeated Venus on the green clay of Charleston

Sabine Lisicki defeated Venus on the green clay of Charleston. And then bageled Vesnina. And outplayed Bartoli. Now in the Finals!

 Link to more info on Sabine Lisicki here

Link to official Family Circle Cup site for Results

UPDATE 1 : Sabine Lisicki swept Elena Vesnina of Russia aside with a 6-4, 6-0 win. I would like to see Sabine win this tournament as I reckon she’s ready to take on the tour!  Go Sabine!

Also the player I picked to win, Vera Zvonereva, retired with an injured ankle during her 3rd round match against V. Razzano. Extremely unfortunate for Vera. Hope she recovers before Roland Garros.

Marion Bartoli of France defeated Melinda Czink of Hungary 6-4,6-1. Now we will have Marion vs Sabine!

UPDATE 2 : Sabine Lisicki outplayed Marion Bartoli in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, to set up a ‘battle of the teens’ with Caroline Wozniacki. Caroline had the tougher match having to fight off a determined Dementieva and her own nerves in 3 sets 6-4, 5-7, 7-5.

This could be the start of new final match-ups in the very near future!

Vera Zvonereva Injury Update via tweets

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Vera Zvonereva injures ankle at Family Circle Cup

Vera Zvonereva injures ankle at Family Circle Cup. Get well real soon.

Surprise! Surprise! Viewing in Malaysia

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miami dump stars – ana ivanovic, dinara safina, vera zvonereva, marion bartoli, jelena jankovic are out

30 03 2009

 

jelena jankovic down & out

jelena jankovic down & out

 

dinara safina wipe out

dinara safina wipe out

 

all's not well with vera zvonereva

didn't go well for vera zvonereva

 

ana ivanovic cry babe

ana ivanovic cry babe

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Dumpstar Update after Mon 30th March matches
   
allez me down amelie mauresmo

allez me down amelie mauresmo


elena dementiava kicked out

elena dementiava kicked out

 

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Looks like miami is the sunshine playground of the young pretenders – Caroline Wozniacki, Sam Stusor, Agnes Szavay , Victoria Azarenka, A Kleybanova

 

‘Stunning’ ‘Upset’ News stories from far and wide

click here to read on the baseline

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click here to read ESPNSTAR

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click here to read Daily Times of Pakistan

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click here to read Channel News Asia

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click here to read The Australian

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MIAMI OPEN WISH LIST TO WATCH : Thursday April 2, 2009

[8] S Kuznetsova (RUS) vs [11] V Azarenka (BLR) – WTA

[1] R Nadal (ESP) vs [6] J Del Potro (ARG) – ATP

[4] A Murray (GBR) vs [8] F Verdasco (ESP) – ATP

[1] S Williams (USA) vs [5] V Williams (USA) – WTA

 

MIAMI OPEN RESULTS updated daily – click here!

for Malaysians – ASTRO EuroSports will be screening selected matches :

01 Apr 0100 : WTA Quarterfinals
01 Apr 2230 : WTA Quarterfinals (Delayed)
02 Apr 2230 : WTA Quarterfinals (Delayed)
03 Apr 0100 : WTA Semifinals
05 Apr 0030 : WTA Final

No info on ATP Men’s. Suggest you check Guide from your Astro remote. Don’t trust their website.

 

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shh…vera zvonereva winds up champion in indian wells

23 03 2009

Quietly under cover of her towel, unsuspecting to her opponents, Vera Zvonereva has won the PNB Paribas Open at a wind-blown Indian Wells. Vera employed the same towel disguise tactic to win the Pattaya Open in Thailand in Feb. And preferring us not to recall the Australian Open, where she quietly littered some ‘bagels’ (in Malaysia we call it J&Co) on her stealth-run to the semis.

well done vera! tennis elbow room has been rooting for you since the Qatar finals against Sharapova & the bronzie Beijing Olympics, but we’ve kept it under wraps…world domination secret plan next.

psst…vera also won the doubles at indian wells with victoria azarenka

Beijing Olympics Tennis Womens Singlesvera-zvonereva-towel-ao09

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Tennis Asia : Hong Kong 2009

15 01 2009


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