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  1. Deuce

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    A not so parallel universe...
    Since he beat Roddick last summer, I suppose.

    Also, Stephanie Dubois had 3 match points against Anna Chekvetadze yesterday, as well, before somehow losing.
    Still... it showed that she can compete, I suppose.
     
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    If you spent 25.00 and got the Wimbledon all fortnight 8 court pass you could be watching Frank's match right now. All the matches are archived and can be watched or downloaded. It's a great deal...no commenrcials, BBC coverage, no irritating commentators.
     
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    Up next...

    ... Wozniak vs. Wozniacki.

    Really.
     
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    Congratulations Canadians!!!Nestor the new no.1 in doubles!!:)
     
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    Great results by Aleksandra Wozniak!!

    Stanford Women's Singles

    She qualified, beating:

    Fin. A. Wozniak 6 6
    S. Stosur 4 2

    Then, in the main draw:

    Fin. A. Wozniak 2 6 6
    F. Schiavone 6 3 2

    Fin. S. Bammer 4 5
    A. Wozniak 6 7 great results!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    She may have to play Zvonareva in the QFs, who beat her at Roland Garros.
    Good opportunity to go one better!!

    Congratulations11
     
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    Oh Canada!
    Good job, eh! Well played.

    [just a little love and support for Canadian tennis, from your friends to the south]

    Hey, BTW, I guess it's the same here, in Oz and all over the world, but am I just imagining the proliferation of Eastern European names on your tennis ranking lists?

    --American with a non-WASP name, too.
     
  8. Marius_Hancu

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    Aleksandra Wozniak to play Serena in SFs!!

    Aleksandra got a bit lucky, Stosur beating Zvonareva.

    Then she confirmed her previous victory (in the qualies) against Stosur, by beating her again in the main draw this time:

    Singles - Quarterfinals
    (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (5) Patty Schnyder (SUI) 63 61
    (6) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. (2) Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) 63 64
    Ai Sugiyama (JPN) d. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 67(4) 76(5) 53 ret. (cramping)
    (Q) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. (LL) Samantha Stosur (AUS) 62 57 64

    http://www.rds.ca/tennis/chroniques/255926.html (in French)
    http://www.tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=243724&lid=headline&lpos=secStory_tennis

    It's a great experience for her to play Serena, who's a bit vulnerable (see the 3 setter against Brito, who's a great 15-year old though).

    Go, Aleksandra!! She may get into the 50s next week!!
     
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    Aleksandra Wozniak beats Serena Williams in SFs!!

    Amazing stuff!!

    Singles - Semifinals
    (Q) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. (1) Serena Williams (USA) 62 31 ret.

    http://www.rds.ca/tennis/chroniques/255953.html (in French)

    Congratulations!!

    And she has chances tomorrow!!

    This may be the best singles match result for a Canadian woman since Bassett-Seguso:)
     
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    Thats great news. RDS is good at showing tournament matches of Canadian women
     
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    Wozniak's final on French CBC in Canada

    I have no idea if the English CBC will show it, but I guess Radio Canada, CBC's counterpart, the national French channel, is shown everywhere in Canada.

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    Radio-Canada diffusera le match dimanche à 17 h.
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    http://www.radio-canada.ca/sports/

    Le match de la finale d'Aleksandra Wozniak, dimanche, sera diffusé à
    la télévision de Radio-Canada dès 17 h (HAE). François Faucher animera
    l'affrontement commenté par l'analyste Eugène Lapierre.
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    Tell everybody you know!!
     
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    Aleksandra Wozniak makes it a great day for the Canadian tennis!

    Hello:

    For one day, at least, we have a Canadian on the home page of the WTA Tour, and a WINNER!

    Bank of the West Classic
    Stanford, CA-USA
    July 14-20, 2008
    $600,000/Tier II
    Hard/Outdoors

    Singles - Final
    (Q) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. (6) Marion Bartoli (FRA) 75 63

    8 matches, what a streak!

    BTW, and I'm not joking, this is the exact score I predicted yesterday, and I have witnesses:)

    Wozniak Beats Bartoli for First Career Singles Title
    http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=2447
    http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/news;_y...fVgzU4v7YF?slug=ap-stanford&prov=ap&type=lgns

    Photo gallery
    http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/1084/photos

    In order to realize the magnitude of Aleksandra Wozniak's victory today in Stanford against Bartoli, I need to tell you that in Canadian tennis it sounds as the title of a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père, Twenty Years After (Vingt ans après):)

    She is the fifth Canadian ever to win a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title, following

    Patricia Hy-Boulais (at Taipei in 1986)
    Helen Kelesi (1986 Tokyo)
    Carling Bassett-Seguso (1987 Strasbourg)
    Jill Hetherington (1988 Wellington).

    She played great the whole tournament (even though only her last match was shown in Canada; Merci, Radio Canada!!), her crosscourt 2HBH was deadly, her DTL FH very good, and her slice saved her in important situations. Add to that at least 3 aces and 33 winners vs. 20 errors. It was she who made the match.

    She has been improving a lot in the last 3 months. She moves much better (esp sideways), her rotation into the shots is more complete, starting from the legs up, she's getting lower to the balls, she's more self-controlled, and serves better. Her overall game is definitely better than at Roland Garros.

    Today's match also showed that Serena Williams, just like Bartoli today, was forced by Wozniak into losing, by a very physical game, which she couldn't face.

    As someone who's seen her being coached by her father at Jarry Park in Montreal since she was 12-13 years old, and who felt a bit disappointed in her plateauing for a while last year, I think this is indeed a great progress.

    Congratulations to her and her family who supported her so much, especially her father, who has coached her for years!!

    Keep it going! I really hope that the Quebecois and the Canadian sponsors will help her much more from now on, because she deserves it and we don't get many in this range of performance.

    Marius Hancu
     
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    It's a good win for her, obviously - nicely done. All the way through qualifying, and the main draw...

    But if she truly wishes to compete at this level with any regularity, she's going to have to get herself in better physical shape.

    Unfortunately, this win will likely make her father even more unbearably arrogant than he's been in the past.

    And thanks for letting us know it was on TV, Marius.
     
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    Great win for Wozniak and Canada. just in time for the Rogers cup. Just disappointed by Serena retiring due to "injury". Down a set and 3-1 in the second would have been nice to stick it out and let Wozniak have a well earned victory.
     
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    Wozniak and Dubois win in Montreal

    Great two days to have the best Canadians winning first-round in Montreal:

    Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. Chan Yung-Jan (TPE) 62 16 75
    http://www.tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=244767&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_tennis
    http://www.rds.ca/intercanada/chroniques/256671.html (French)
    Stephanie Dubois (CAN) d. Govortsova (BLR) 61 42
    http://www.tsn.ca/tennis/story/?id=244660&lid=headline&lpos=secStory_tennis
    http://www.rds.ca/intercanada/chroniques/256626.html (French)

    It's great to have both winning good matches against players who until recently were better ranked than themselves, deserve their WCs and gaining points in the rankings.

    Next, it's Jankovic (!!) and Kirilenko respectively for them. Tall orders, but hey, opportunities just the same.

    Go Canada!!
     
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    Live stream cbc.ca/olympics'video

    9 channels to watch, each showing a different sport. To-day Sunday tennis stream at 10:30 pm full sched on the site page...lots of tennis..here and there at random times.
     
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    Wozniak in QFs in Cincy

    Fin. J. Vakulenko 2 3
    A. Wozniak 6 6

    Dechy next!!

    BTW, Stephanie Dubois, coming from qualifying, got past the first round, but lost to Kirilenko (7-5, tough, in the 3rd). Anyway, she's accumulated more points.
     
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    just to let you be informed on the terrific display of tennis of Eve. wow. she has some skills... guess what... she doesnt scream. what a tennisplayer...

    i have never seen a player with such talent to "not scream". she has the goods!

    if the screamer avenges her polish nemesis i will come here and give you the trophy!
     
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    This thread looks like an untitled book without the final chapter...

    This long thread looks like an untitled book with no final chapter....
    Could anybody tell me the end of this novel??????...






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    Allez Alize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    US OPEN TV COVERAGE LABOUR DAY

    TSN has only 3 hours coverage 11-2, as does RDS

    However, CBS is 11-6
     
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    Tennis: Wozniak - NO COVERAGE OF BELL CHALLENGE

    Write to TSN (audiencerelations@tsn.ca) and RDS.
    Make them feel the pressure.

    That's what I'm writing to TSN:

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    So, we finally have a Canadian tennis (Aleksandra Wozniak) player in the top 50 (after what? something like 30 years?), a tournament at home (Bell Challenge), and TSN and RDS don't show a minute?

    Great job, guys. Just continue like this and the results can't be
    far. And don't forget to carry the flag about it.

    And BTW, that Sportscenter running wall-to-wall from 6AM to 10AM is mightily educative. For idiots, perhaps. That's why you don't have space for fresh material.

    And don't worry, I'm posting this on the greatest tennis forum on the
    Web. Here's the link, for your easy convenience:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=2830865#post2830865
    --
    Regards,
    Marius Hancu
     
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    Patricia Hy and Helen Kelesi both have been ranked higher in the last 20 years.
     
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    Bell Challenge Final on TVA?

    There's a remote chance that today's women's final in Quebec City will be shown on the TVA (French) network around 12.15 local time

    Petrova vs. Mattek (too bad Aleksandra Wozniak lost yesterday).

    No guarantees:-[

    Couldn't find it in the TVA schedule on the Web, but someone told me he saw an announcement flashing
     
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    Bell Challenge Final on Global

    No, the final it's being shown right now (1.05PM, EST) on the Global (English) network. Not sure if it,s shown outside Quebec.

    Petrova vs. Mattek
     
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    Frank Dancevic (**spoiler**)

    (OK, ***spoiler***, even though no TV channell will show today's match, I'm sure)

    This is the greatest Canadian tennis news in quite a while, and we needed it on the men's side:-[

    Frank Dancevic qualified in Miami, after beating Nicholas
    Mahut, a fine French player, and Dudi Sela (seeded 1 in Q's), of
    Israeli Davis Cup fame (beat Sweden at home recently):

    Q Draw:
    http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/403/qs.pdf

    Then today:
    [Q] F Dancevic (CAN) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 64 76(2)
    (I believe all three are currently ranked higher than Frank.)

    However, now, of all, he faces Djokovic!!

    Main Draw:
    http://www.atpworldtour.atponline.net/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/403/mds.pdf

    Come on, Frank!!
     
  29. clayman2000

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    Great!!!!!

    that is a good win for Frank. Kolshrieber is a solid player who has beaten guys like Roddick before. And your right he has beaten three higher ranked players. Hopefully he can go out and serve well against a rattled Djokovic. I think they played last year in Canada. 6-4 6-4 Djoker. So hopefully Frank can make it competetive
     
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    Dancevic beat Kohlschreiber. Wow. Pretty good. Congrats to our neighbors to the North.

    LT
     
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    anything is possible with djokers confidence in the toilet
     
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    Great result for Wozniak: beats Nadia Petrova (#10)

    Beats Petrova, I don't remember such a result since Carling Bassett in the 80s, beating a top 10:

    Une troisième finale pour Wozniak
    http://www.rds.ca/tennis/chroniques/272826.html

    Gets in the final of a great tournament, mind you it has lost prize money and prestige after the termination of Amelia Island:

    http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/1/newsroom/stories/?ContentID=3148

    She might have to play in the final someone who stole most of her surname: C. Wozniacki (same Polish ancestry):)
     
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    I also in Canada but both TSN and RDS (that channel has gone into a **** hole it's not even funny anymore) are hardly showing any tennis. RDS shows only the final of MS events (and not live) so make sure not to watch the commercials because they might spoil you before the match even ends. And they'll cut the match short just to show some BS hockey (which has been sucking soo bad the last decade). So get ready to see half sets being played and whatnot. I hate the RDS coverage soo much.

    TSN on the other hand, are doing a better job at it by showing tennis but only if you're name is Nadal, Federer,Djokovic, Murray on earlier rounds otherwise, forget it.

    Even in earlier GS rounds both RDS and TSN they have a tendency to cut the match short to show some crap NHL.

    I despise how Canadians are not showing much tennis coverage.
     
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    Canadians in SFs of both ATP and WTA events!!

    Let's congratulate Frank Dancevic and Aleksandra Wozniak for registering a double we haven't seen for quite a while (if ever?) in Canadian tennis: a male and a female player playing SFs of respective ATP and WTA events on the same day.

    Even rarer is the fact that the two tournaments are hosted by a single place, Eastbourne, and are on grass.

    Amazing series for each of them. Let's wish them luck tomorrow against dangerous opponents (Santoro and Wozniacki).

    Some of the ladies's matches were available today live on Internet (at www.channelsurfing.net; I didn't get to see Aleksandra), perhaps we'll have the same surprise tomorrow.
     
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    Jesse The Machine Levine. Canadian. Great Wimbledon so far. Allez Levine!
     
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    I like Levine's playing style.

    Great hands.

    But in the interviews he's mentioned he's 100% American. So, even though I know he's born in Ottawa ... it's how the guy feels.
     
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    Bruno Agostinelli carries Canada to Davis Cup victory in Peru!

    Hello, everyone:

    I knew from a short talk I had with Frederic Niemeyer at Parc Jarry in Montreal one month ago that the upcoming Davis Cup match with Peru in Lima would be very tough and it was, but it ended great:

    Le Canada toujours dans le groupe I (in French)
    http://www.rds.ca/tennis/chroniques/278374.html

    The 5th match was completed today and it is with great joy to see that Bruno Agostinelli, the newcomer on the Canadian team, scored a great victory in the 5th and decisive rubber, on red clay against Ivan Miranda.

    These are all the other results of this tie:
    http://www.daviscup.com/results/tieresult.asp?tie=100012256

    Congratulations go to Peter Polansky, Daniel Nestor, Frederic Niemeyer and especially to Bruno Agostinelli, who showed great courage in the most important match of them all.

    Miranda is presently 547 on the computer, considerably ahead of Agostinelly, who's practically not ranked probably for not having played in the ATP, as he just graduated from the U of Kentucky in Lexington, where he was one of the best in the NCAA system, beating the nationally 1st ranked player on one occasion.

    I saw Bruno Agostinelly play a Futures final in Montreal five years ago. Even then (he was 17) he showed great promise and a spectacular 1HBH. His father was his coach and he told me Bruno would go on a tennis scholarship in the US, which he felt would be a good opportunity to obtain a valuable degree, while also playing tennis.

    This is his profile at the U of Kentucky
    http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-tennis/mtt/agostinelli_bruno00.html

    Also, see an article on this great occasion:
    http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/071309aab.html
    showing the pride of his American alma mater in his achievements in the Davis Cup.

    I saw him again recently, training with Frederic Niemeyer at Jarry and I had the occasion to talk to him too. He told me he'd just graduated with a degree in kinesiology and that he's back in Canada. Little did I know then that he would receive the confidence of the national team coaches and be designated as one of the singles players on the Canadian Davis Cup team, a great honor, but quite a heavy responsibility too.

    While I'm sorry that Frank Dancevic didn't play this time, this was a great opportunity for Polansky and Agostinelli to score points with the Canadian tennis public and they acquited themselves magnificently.

    I hope both of them, in fact the whole team, will receive wild card entries in the main draw of the upcoming Rogers Cup in Montreal, as they definitely deserve it. We want to see all of them at work in a great tournament!

    Let's applaud the whole Canadian team for a great victory!!

    [EDIT: It looks like I misunderstood: it seems that Bruno Agostinelli still has to do another semester to graduate. Also, he seems to have turned pro this summer. This is a great beginning!]

    An interview with him at the Rogers Cup:
    http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=58338
     
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    And exacrly how many Canadians do you think are interested in watching tennis on TSN? Sports fans must go nuts when the Slams are on TSN. I think we are very lucky to get as much tennis as we do.


    Want to watch every tournament? Watch online. It's all there.
     
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    Bruno Agostinelli

    OK, Bruno Agostinelli, who won the deciding rubber for Canada with
    Peru in the Davis Cup, was given a WC in a challenger in Lexington,
    KY, where he studied at the university (thus good connections, plus recent success, always
    work).

    A WC, as he's not ranked really on ATP, as he's been playing only NCAA tournaments, quite successfully, I may add.

    And he won his first match in this tourney:)

    Fin. B. Agostinelli 6 6
    C. Ball 4 2

    Starts accumulating some points. Great!
     
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    Frank Dancevic

    Indianapolis Men's Singles
    19:23 GMT July 24

    Fin. D. Tursunov 6 6 2
    F. Dancevic 3 7 6

    The monkey's off his back, he's just beaten the (1) seed, AND he's in the SF.

    Great stuff!!
     
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    Congrats to F. Dancevic. I get Alexandra W. mixed up with Caorline W.-their names are to similar. I call them the Canadian and the Dane
     
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    Is this his first victory over Tursunov?

    I know that he's lost 2 finals (his only 2 ATP finals) against Tursunov. It must feel great, like you said, to get that monkey off his back.

    All the best, Frank, and *knock on wood*!
     
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    Love Dancevic. When was it that he got to the Indianapolis finals against Tursonov? That was the year he had that great run at the Montreal Rogers Cup beating Verdasco. I hope he can manage a repeat this year.
     
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    So is it official that Federer will not be playing in Montreal?
     
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    Great for Frank, but why does he always fail in the slams?

    In 08 Wimby he took out Nalby, then lost the Bobby Renolds. This year he beat Andreev and Santorro on grass, yet lost to Darcis at Wimby.

    Frank's weakness is not his ability. Its loosing to players he should beat
     
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    I agree, Frank has consistantly shown that he can take on the top 20 guys and win, no flukes. Why he hasn't yet been able to breach the top 50 I do not know
     
  47. clayman2000

    clayman2000 Hall of Fame

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    I know. Hes beaten Del Po twice (albiet in 07). Hes beaten Verdasco (who was in the low 20's), hes beaten Roddick, Nalby, Ancic, Andreev, Santorro, Tursanov, Kohlschrieber, Davydenko, . Hes also taken off sets from Nadal, Gonzalez and Murray. Not bad for a guy whos a journeyman
     
  48. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

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    Go Canada!

    I noticed the finalists of an ITF/WTA/USTA Pro Circuit $50K tournament somewhere in Texas......were BOTH from Canada.

    DuBois and Tetreault
     
  49. flyinghippos101

    flyinghippos101 Legend

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    The wins off del potro were alright I guess, he was around ranked 50 -something in 2007 correct?
     
  50. bad_call

    bad_call Legend

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    Dancevic playing with a wilson racquet now. congrats to him.
     

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