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posted on 24-8-2004 at 08:19 AM Reply With Quote
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I think its time to forget about Cincinnati now and look forward to the US Open where Vera is gonna stand a big chance of getting some decent ranking points since she was beaten in the 2nd round last year!! Theres a 300 point gap between her and Capriati and a 400 point gap between her and Sharapova,it would be great for her to really close that up especially since she now has almost a 1000 point gap back to Serena!!:o



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posted on 24-8-2004 at 09:00 AM Reply With Quote


Sorry,it was the 3rd round last year!



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posted on 24-8-2004 at 07:03 PM Reply With Quote


Well, she has 80 points to defend at US Open. It is not a lot of points. Last 3-4 tournaments Vera has played her best tennis of this year and if she can keep up that form, she can perform very well at the Open. She needs help with the draw in order to make some really good results. Let's hope she doesn't get players like MoMo, Henin, Davenport on her path, because she clearly struggles against them. If Williamses will get a special seeding, then she will be about 10-11 seed and that means potentially 1-8 players in the 4th round... Tough but Vera can certainly do it!!!
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posted on 25-8-2004 at 04:45 AM Reply With Quote


Yes, lets hope that the draws turn out good for Vera, then she can really earn a lot of points there. *keeps fingers crossed*
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posted on 25-8-2004 at 05:46 PM Reply With Quote


Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL (1) v. Qualifier
Qualifier v. Qualifier
Alina Jidkova RUS v. Lisa Raymond USA
Maria Kirilenko RUS v. Elena Likhovtseva RUS (25)
Silvia Farina Elia ITA (19) v. Qualifier
Tatiana Panova RUS v. Katarina Srebotnik SLO
Samantha Stosur AUS v. Virginie Razzano FRA
Jie Zheng CHN v. Nadia Petrova RUS (14)

Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (9) v. Qualifier
Catalina Castano COL v. Nicole Pratt AUS
Milagros Sequera VEN v. Kristina Brandi PUR
Kelly Mc Cain USA v. Amy Frazier USA (21)
Mary Pierce FRA (27) v. Emilie Loit FRA
Alexandra Stevenson USA v. Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP
Jelena Jankovic SCG v. Qualifier
Laura Granville USA v. Maria Sharapova RUS (7)
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Anastasia Myskina RUS (4) v. Ludmila Cervanova SVK
Barbara Schett AUT v. Qualifier
Barbora Strycova CZE v. Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP
Silvija Talaja CRO v. Eleni Daniilidou GRE (29)
Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi ISR (24) v. Shinobu Asagoe JPN
Tina Pisnik SLO v. Jill Craybas USA
Dally Randriantefy MAD v. Jessica Kirkland USA
Qualifier v. Paola Suarez ARG (13)

Venus Williams USA (11) v. Petra Mandula HUN
Saori Obata JPN v. Qualifier
Qualifier v. Mashona Washington USA
Maria Sanchez Lorenzo ESP v. Chanda Rubin USA (20)
Elena Bovina RUS (26) v. Marta Marrero ESP
Maria Elena Camerin ITA v. Melinda Czink HUN
Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP v. Marlene Weingartner GER
Lubomira Kurhajcova SVK v. Lindsay Davenport USA (5)
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Jennifer Capriati USA (8) v. Denisa Chladkova CZE
Qualifier v. Magui Serna ESP
Vera Douchevina RUS v. Aniko Kapros HUN
Marion Bartoli FRA v. Meghann Shaughnessy USA (32)
Karolina Sprem CRO (18) v. Jelena Kostanic CRO
Rita Grande ITA v. Qualifier
Tamarine Tanasugarn THA v. Gisela Dulko ARG
Teryn Ashley USA v. Ai Sugiyama JPN (12)

Patty Schnyder SUI (15) v. Qualifier
Iveta Benesova CZE v. Bethanie Mattek USA
Daniela Hantuchova SVK v. Sandrine Testud FRA
Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA v. Alicia Molik AUS (17)
Tatiana Golovin FRA (30) v. Anca Barna GER
Akiko Morigami JPN v. Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI
Lindsay Lee-Waters USA v. Claudine Schaul LUX
Sandra Kleinova CZE v. Serena Williams USA (3)
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Elena Dementieva RUS (6) v. Dinara Safina RUS
Qualifier v. Martina Sucha SVK
Jamea Jackson USA v. Cara Black ZIM
Jelena Dokic SCG v. Nathalie Dechy FRA (28)
Fabiola Zuluaga COL (23) v. Myriam Casanova SUI
Tathiana Garbin ITA v. Mara Santangelo ITA
Els Callens BEL v. Qualifier
Henrieta Nagyova SVK v. Vera Zvonareva RUS (10)

Francesca Schiavone ITA (16) v. Klara Koukalova CZE
Shenay Perry USA v. Qualifier
Angela Haynes USA v. Tatiana Perebiynis UKR
Flavia Pennetta ITA v. Magdalena Maleeva BUL (22)
Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN (31) v. Conchita Martinez ESP
Jennifer Hopkins USA v. Qualifier
Amber Liu USA v. Julia Vakulenko UKR
Marissa Irvin USA v. Amelie Mauresmo FRA (2)
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posted on 25-8-2004 at 06:18 PM Reply With Quote


VERA in 1/8 can play with Dementieva.
in 1/4 with Moresmo.
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posted on 25-8-2004 at 06:39 PM Reply With Quote


No, Vera can play Elena Dementieva in round of 16 and Mauresmo in quaters.

She is playing Naqyova in the first round. She played with her twice at 1-1, but Vera beat her 6-1, 6-0 at 2002 US Open in the second round...
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posted on 25-8-2004 at 06:45 PM Reply With Quote


Well not such a bad draw for vera im happy with an out of form Dementieva and a "never know what your gonna get" Mauresmo!



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posted on 26-8-2004 at 04:47 AM Reply With Quote


I think the draw is rather ok for Vera. Dementieva is one of the best draws she could get for the 4th round and in the quarters at least its not Henin-Hardenne.
I hope she can turn this rather good draw to account.
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No, Vera can play Elena Dementieva in round of 16 and Mauresmo in quaters.

1/8 = round of 16.;)
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posted on 26-8-2004 at 11:39 PM Reply With Quote


Howdy! :D

Dementieva this year has been "feast or famine". If she gets by Safina in the 1st round, she'll pose a tough challenge for Vera in the round of 16. I have been a big Elena fan until this past Roger's Cup, where I "adopted" Vera instead. I was impressed with Vera's practices, and very disappointed in Elena not showing up for 1st round. "I couldn't get focused?" Hmm....

Vera played Mauresmo tough in Montreal, and had chances to take the 1st set. If she BELIEVES she can win it, she will! There's no doubt in my mind, and I think most of you believe it, too. SHE has to believe it, though!

Udachi, Vera! :D

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posted on 27-8-2004 at 03:40 PM Reply With Quote


Yeah,seems to be all she really lacks!! Just abit of self belief goes along way!!



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posted on 27-8-2004 at 04:11 PM Reply With Quote


And a possible 2nd round against Els Callens, which means that belgian televison could broadcast the match "live" ! :)



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posted on 29-8-2004 at 08:03 AM Reply With Quote


That would be nice Gorki, but is that on Sporza or Canvas/Ketnet?
When Sporza finally stops, I will be able to watch sports on the Belgian channels again. Many Dutch people wanted to receive Sporza, but that wasn't possible. Bloody shame!

Misschien had deze vraag ook wel in het Nederlands gekund, maar dat is zo lullig tegenover de andere leden....:P

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That would be nice Gorki, but is that on Sporza or Canvas/Ketnet?
When Sporza finally stops, I will be able to watch sports on the Belgian channels again. Many Dutch people wanted to receive Sporza, but that wasn't possible. Bloody shame!

Misschien had deze vraag ook wel in het Nederlands gekund, maar dat is zo lullig tegenover de andere leden....:P

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Hi !

Well, I don't know exactly when "Sporza" will be "off"... I thought on September 1st, but I'm not quite sure...

Can you receive the RTBF ? Because "La Deux" will also broadcast the US Open.

Well, if I know something about all that, I will post it here! ;-)

You know, nearly half of Belgium (the frenchspeaking part of the country) couldn't receive "Sporza"... in its own country... Shame! :mad:

And my Dutch is about as good (or as bad...) as my English so... geen probleem! ;)




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posted on 29-8-2004 at 09:34 PM Reply With Quote


Vera starts her US Open campaign on Monday.shes 2nd on on court 6!! Good luck vera!!!:D

I was just looking at some pics of vera that i have and i remembered i had one of her that Katie from the Worldwide Tennis site took for me and wasnt sure if you guys had seen it,so here it is!! I love it!!
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[img]http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v257/K@tie/VeraZvonareva1.jpg[/img]




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posted on 30-8-2004 at 09:55 PM Reply With Quote


VERA !!!! 61 61 !!!!
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posted on 30-8-2004 at 11:11 PM Reply With Quote


Yep! Nice win! :)

Next match... against Els Callens, who beat Groenefeld 7/5 in the third!

To answer your question sachalandkroon: I saw an ad on Canvas, saying that "Sporza" will "continue" on "Canvas/Ketnet" from September 4th...

This would mean that the game could be broadcasted on "Sporza" (and "La Deux";)...

But anyway, I hope they will play in 1st or second position... otherwise, it will be too late... (the broadcast stops around 23h...)




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Yep,good easy start and thats great news!!



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posted on 31-8-2004 at 08:18 AM Reply With Quote


Vera plays Els Callens in the 2nd round tomorrow,good luck vera!!:D



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posted on 1-9-2004 at 05:54 AM Reply With Quote


Vera will play in doubles with Myskina and in mixed with Bob Bryan.
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That's cool ! :cool:
Go Vera !
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Thats certainly gonna be a busy 2 weeks for her but i think the doubles partnership with bob bryan is a great idea,she can learn alot from him as hes one of the best around!!

On a different matter,did any of you guys see an article on Maria Sharapova that said that she didnt speak with the other Russian girls anymore?? It had supposed comments from Myskina that said she didnt consider Sharapova to be Russian anymore since she had been in the US since she was 7 and Dementieva was meant to have said shes deffinitely not Russian and she doubts whether Sharapova's ever been back to Russia since leaving!! Sharapova was meant to be really upset by these comments and they apparently dont talk anymore!!




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posted on 1-9-2004 at 08:14 AM Reply With Quote


Good luck against Els Callens today vera!! Its looking like vera will have a tough 3rd round draw with the 23rd seend Fabiola Zuluaga most likely her opponent!!



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Vera's 3rd on on the Grandstand court today so i'll get to watch that!!:D



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They are on the court now for the warming up...

"Live" on "La Deux" and "Sporza" for people who live near Belgium! ;)




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I watched the match live and Vera came through 6/3 6/3 in her 3rd round match with Els Callens,it was fairly convincing and Callens didnt really look like ever winning the match let alone breaking Vera!! The one downer on Vera's side of things would have to be the fact she served 13 double faults,the problems with her serve seemed to come back today and the usual problem with her head was all there to see again!! Infact,we made it as far as the end of the first game before Vera was hitting her racquet against her leg in frustration!! She really needs to learn to control herself better cause it doesnt help her at all!!



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Vera won 6/3 6/3!

That's the nearly the only good thing about this match...

Luckey for her that Callens didin't play at her best, because I thought this wasn't a good match from Vera...

After two or three points, she was already hitting herself with her racquet and complaining about herself... Not the best way to start...

In the first set, there was such a strnage game. Vera was serving: good point (15-0), double fault (15-15), good first serve (30-15), double fault (30-30), nice point (40-30), double fault (40-40), good serve (A), double fault (deuce)... :o

Vera played well on the important points (break points and so on), but otherwise, it was a poor performance. We expect much better from her.
One or two good points every game will not be enough against top players;

The statistics are clear about that: 53% of first serve, 13 double faults, 21 winners, 26 unforced errors

She even got a "warning" because she had too much "eye contact" with her coach...

Well, she'll have to play better in the next round!




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Who is vera's coach?? Ive always wonderd that!!



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I was talking to someone in another forum about vera and they said this rather bizarre statement which they think is true,do any of you guys know about it cause it sounds complete rubbish to me!!

I don't know if it was written somewhere here, but do you know the real name of Vera is ZvonarOva, actually? It was one mistake in filling the first foreign form and no one could mend it and off we go now Russions JO and JE are similar in cyrylic look that - there was the mistake




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What a hell of night, yesterday!
I had to watch the first set on the text pages of the Belgian channels. Gorki, I don't really know what kind of channel "La Deux" is, but I definitely can't receive it. But (yes , yes, yes) we had Eurosport. Thanks to Jelena Dementieva for winning very fast. That allowed Eurosport to switch to the Grandstand for a part of the last set. But it didn't make me very happy at all. I think Vera did not play well (that is kind of an understatement) but at least she won and that is great. :D
One other thing that made me angry was the commentator. He was continuously talking about the match between Nalbandian and van Scheppingen on court 11. He thought it would be more interesting for Dutch people to watch that game, but (hooray for the directors) they didn't switch to that game. Nevertheless, he was talking about that match all the time and was not concentrated on Vera's match. The only things he said about her were negative: no tactical talent, too much serve faults, etc. He called her "that Zvonareva" or "this Russian". The bastard!:mad:
And the people who were interested in van Scheppingen, could follow that match on RTL 5 (a commercial channel) so there was no reason at all for this lousy-eurosport-man to talk about that match at all. In case you didn't noticed it: van Scheppingen lost. Of course!
I hope Vera plays a bit earlier tomorrow, cause these long evenings are a bit too stressy I think.

Wooooooow, what a terribly long story was that.
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posted on 2-9-2004 at 08:53 AM Reply With Quote


Nick_chicane, I believe there are some strange things with Cyrillic transcription.
Isn't it possible that in one language it is Zvonareva and in the other Zvonarova?
A few more examples of these strange spellings:
*the Dutch textpages speak about Vjatcheslav Jekimov (a cyclist) and the French say Ekimov.
*The Dutch papers write Maria Sjarapova
and the English Maria Sharapova.
*In Holland we say Sergei Gontchar (another cyclist) and in Italy they say Sergei Hontchar.
I heard Vera's father's name is Zvonarev, so why would she be called Zvonarova?

Interesting question, I'll look at my list of Russian transcription once again.:o

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I watched Vera's match and I was a little bit disappointed 'cause Vera didn't play well but she won and for now it's enough.She's gonna meet Zuluaga and that's surely tougher than playing vs. Callens ! However,I believe she will win that match ! Good luck Vera... I'm really looking forward to Zvonareva-Dementieva . (Both girls have some problems in serving.)
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Guys,this is more on the name issue i was talking about earlier,this is apparently what Vera said in an interview when asked about her surname!!

My real name is ZvonaROVA and in Russia I was called ZvonaROVA but it changed when I was 14 and I went for my first tournament aborad, to Croatia. They needed to write it to some WTA documents and, by accident, they wrote ZvonaREVA. It's because in cyrylic alphabet JO and JE are very similar signs. When I went to the USA it turned out, for Americans it's easiers to say Zvonareva and it's the end of the story.




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So it seems her name is ZvonaROVA!!! Though i think i'll stick with Zvonareva!! ROVA makes her sound like a dog!!:D



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posted on 2-9-2004 at 05:36 PM Reply With Quote


I'm 100% percent with you mate.

I don't like that name at all. ZvonarOva?? what the hell is that?. It's too agressive a name for a tennis player. Tough It'd be good for a Hockey or football player.

On the other side, Zvonareva sounds great. I like it a lot.

On a second though, it is not that I don't like it, maybe I'm not used to it.
Heck, what am I saying? Zvonareva Stays like that!!
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I know what your saying david,if we'd never known her as Zvonareva then we'd be happy to call her Zvonarova but because we already have called her Zvonareva you just wouldnt want to change!!:D



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Vera and Myskina have pulled out of the doubles tournament,im presuming its because of Myskina's shock loss in the singles today and hoping its not cause of any sort of injury for Vera!!



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Hi Sacha (and everyone else! ;))

"La Deux" is the second channel of the RTBF (Radio Television Belge Francophone)): it's the same than "Canvas" (kind of "little sister" of VRT).

I didn't notice you live in Groningue: I thought you maybe lived near the belgian boarder, and then could receive RTBF and "La Deux" ;)


About Vera's name: My father had that kind of problem. He travelled a lot when he was a kid, and an embassy put an "e" at the end of his name...
Now, the spelling of his family name is not the same as her sister's and brother's ;)

A few weeks ago, I think a Belgian player asked the WTA to change her name, which was wrong on the rankings and official statements. So, "Evelyne Van Hyfte" became "Eveline Vanhyfte".

So, it must be possible for Vera to change that if she wants to...

BTW: about tennis player's names... is it "Paradorn Srichaphan", or "Srichaphan Paradorn" ? :P ;)




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The sound in questien is after the letter 'R' and in Russian sounds like the word 'her'. It is a speciqal letter in cyrilic. It looks like 'E' with two dots on top. I don't know any direct translation for the family name in such case. But Russians often replace this letter with 'E' as a shorthand. So in my opinion her current family name is almost correct.
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