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  1. Marius_Hancu

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    Not sure about this connection.

    If you read French, this is a site which keeps one pretty well informed in Can tennis:

    http://rds.ca/tennis/

    For English, check
    http://www.tenniscanada.ca/federation/english/
    but they don't keep so up to date on news items.
     
  2. wimbly

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    There is no connection between the two. Helene Pelletier sais so once during tennis coverage on RDS.

    Also Niemeyer lost yesterday in the second round of qualification. It was a bad day yesterday for Canadian tennis.
     
  3. Marius_Hancu

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    Wozniak seeded 4th in Junior Roland Garros

    field of 64 ...
    http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/gs/r1s1.html

    Aleksandra Wozniak CAN is there as (4).

    Sharon Fichman CAN
    Valerie Tetreault CAN
    Melanie Gloria CAN
    are also there

    Jessica Kirkland USA is (1)

    Philip Bester CAN
    Peter Polansky CAN
    are there too.

    Good luck!
     
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    Bester is currently leading the 11th seed Dusan Lojda (CZE) 4-1
     
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    Roland Garros: Juniors

    the only one in the 3rd round for both girls and boys is Peter Polansky.
     
  6. Marius_Hancu

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    Queen's

    Not too good here, unfortunately:

    The Stella Artois Championships 2005

    Qualifying Singles - First Round
    N Djokovic (SCG) d F Niemeyer (CAN) 76(2) 64
    A Sa (BRA) d F Dancevic (CAN) 63 63
     
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    Ouch, those guys have power games that rock on grass too. Hopefully they'll get more success at Wimby.
     
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    Frank D and Fred just won their first round qualifying matches at Wimby
     
  10. pound cat

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    I hope they don't meet in the qualies! TSN is showing 9 hours of LIVE Wimbledon from Day 1.
     
  11. Deuce

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    Marius, is there a reason that you didn't mention that Marie-Eve Pelletier reached the Final of the Marseille tournament? She lost to Conchita Martinez Granados (not to be confused with one-time Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez) rather unconvincingly.

    Strange that you mentioned Wozniak getting to the quarterfinals, but not Pelletier getting to the Final...
     
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    Fred N just lost. Frank D won first set of 2nd round quali match
     
  13. Marius_Hancu

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    Totally missed that, sorry.
     
  14. Marius_Hancu

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    Unfortunately, he lost too in this marathon match:

    Uros Vico ITA Winner 64 77 11

    Frank Dancevic CAN 77 61 9

    Vico is #250 ...
     
  15. Marius_Hancu

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    Yes, as a result, Marie-Eve achieved a:
    Career-High Singles No. 107 (June 13, 2005)
    this is quite good.

    However, this seems to have been too late to be entered in the W main draw (she won 1st round Q).
     
  16. pound cat

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    I think only Norway of Western countries has fewer pros that we do. Or maybe Andorra.
     
  17. Marius_Hancu

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    No Canadian women will get in the main draw, I guess:

    R: Court 16 - Ladies' Qual. Singles - 2nd Round
    Match Statistics

    Marie-Eve Pelletier CAN (4) 6 4 3

    Seiko Okamoto JPN Winner 1 6 6

    losing to someone classified much lower will not improve one's lot.
     
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    Wozniak in Wimbledon QF (Girls)

    Aleksandra Wozniak is the only Canadian junior to pass the 1st round (the others were Philip Bester, Valerie Tetreault and Melanie Gloria):

    Today:
    Aleksandra Wozniak CAN (6) 5 6 6
    Nikola Frankova CZE 7 4 2
    thus's she's in the QF.

    Go, Aleksandra!
     
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    He made tennisweek too
     
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    Thanks, mate!
    We need all support we can get:)
     
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    Tennis for a laugh is coming to Ottawa, Sept. 24. Kournakova, Courier, Johm McEnroe will be playing ...somewhere. The newspaper said when but not where. Maybe the Corel Centre, although it does seem a bit big for that. I guess Ticketmaster will have tickets later.
     
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    "CJOH-TV is proud to present Legendary Nights Tennis Classic featuring John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Anna Kournikova and Jana Novatna, Saturday September 24th, 2005 at 7:00 PM. Tickets on sale as of Friday June 17th, 2005 @ 10:00 AM. Charge by phone at 613-599-3267, toll free 877-788-3267, visit www.capitaltickets.ca, visit the Corel Centre Box Office or Sports Experts locations. Visit www.corelcentre.com."
     
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    Thanks for the information Deuce, you're more informative than the Ottawa Citizen I'll have to fight the thousands of eager Ottawa tennis fans for a ticket before they're sold out (capacity of the Corel Centre, 14,000) LOL
     
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    Roger Federer now has 2 tournaments named after him, the Fed cup and Roger's Cup. He's a living legend.
     
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    That's ptretty funny Rickson.
     
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    That's in your neck of the woods, get a chance to watch?
     
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    Yeah the funniest thing I saw Mardy do was pour two champagne bottles on Roddick when (I think) he was talking about year-end number one at a press conference.
     
  33. Marius_Hancu

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    OK, I was of course at Montreal TMS (for 6 days).

    From the Canadians, IMO the best performance was
    by Rob Steckley in this match on Court 1:

    K Carlsen (DEN) d (WC)R Steckley (CAN) 57 64 63

    Steckley is 25, and seems to be a character. He has a small diamond (?) in his nose, a hairdo a la Rafter (before the cut!), lots of stellar tattoos on his torso which he displayed during his training with Robredo, as well as purple/pink Adidas shoes.

    He moves very well, very light on his feet, a la Federer. Being over 500 on the computer and Carlsen being about 60, this was a very good result. Let's see he will progress through the ranks ... even if this comes in a late-blooming fashion.

    He plays with a Dunlop M-Fil 200, reason for which he was paired for training with Robredo, probably by the local Dunlop people.
     
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    Steckley is from my neck of the woods, the tennis folks around here got a good kick out of his performance.
     
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    It is a good news for canadian tennis, we all want to see battle of the ages between Nadal-Agassi. :D
     
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    When I saw Steckley, I was immediately reminded of the Jenson brothers.

    That's not necessarily a good thing.
     
  37. Marius_Hancu

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    I understand why RafterMania uses "mate" but I don't see any reason why you should. People are gonna begin to think we talk like Australians up here or worse yet; hide our young in marsupials
     
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    hehe, I didn't know Australians hide their young in marsupials! ;) ;)

    As for Bester, I was reading tennis-x and they said he is just a poor man's Federer. In which case, his name should be Besterer, or to an even greater accuracy: Worsterer!
     
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    Aleksandra Wozniak wins her 2nd ITF title

    http://rds.ca/tennis/chroniques/190149.html
    (in French)

    d. Olga Blahotova, by 2-6, 6-0, et 6-4

    had a problem to warm up for the final, as all the other players had left the location; nice problem to have, being in a final:)

    will be now in the top 200
     
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    So much for tennis overtaking the NHL while it was gone. But, the Roger's Cup (men/women) had exceptional crowds this year. Also another stepping stone for Canada: Stacy Allaster, longtime Tennis Canada figurehead and tournament director in Toronto is now the president of the WTA tour.

    Mwahaha, with a Canadian now in the captain's chair my dreams of ice tennis are only coming closer.
     
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    Bah! Heads are rolling at Tennis Australia. Blood everywhere. Soon I expect to start a thread entitled "Good news for Australian tennis>>>" (which will be a change from "Flip flops again").
    Und zen ve vill be re-konquering ze vorld heheh...
     
  44. Marius_Hancu

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    Aleksandra Wozniak in the Mexico City Final

    she lost to ARGERI, Maria-Jose (ARG) 3
    6-4 4-0 Retired
    but good result ...

    $25,000 Challenger
     
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    Hmm, the Rexall Centre has been converted into an indoor facility? And how come there is no mention of this event on the Rexall website? http://tor.tenniscanada.ca/rexall/
    Something fishy's going on with Canadian tennis and I'm not just talking about the lack of Models as ball retrievers either...
     
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    Grant Connell Tournament Director, Rogers Cup Toronto

    Tennis Canada Names Grant Connell Tournament Director, Rogers Cup Toronto

    October 12, 2005

    For Immediate Release:

    Wed, Oct 12, 2005

    Tennis Canada Names Grant Connell Tournament Director, Rogers Cup Toronto

    Native Canadian and Former International Tennis Star to Join Rogers Cup Team

    Toronto (TC) – Tennis Canada announced today that Grant Connell, a former World No. 1 Doubles player and winner of more than 20 ATP tour events, has accepted the position of Tournament Director, Rogers Cup presented by American Express.

    Connell, currently a member of the Tennis Canada Board of Directors, will assume the position immediately, allowing outgoing Tournament Director Stacey Allaster to help with Grant’s transition. Stacey begins her assignment as President, Sony Ericsson WTA Tour on January 1, 2006.
     
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    Wozniak's progress

    just hit her career best:
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    WTA Ranking History

    Season-Ending Singles 2004-491; 2003-878; 2002-569
    Career-High Singles No. 201 (October 24, 2005)
     
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    (WC) Stephanie Dubois (CAN) d. (7) Jamea Jackson (USA) 75 64
    (6) Amy Frazier (USA) d. (WC) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) 64 36 76(6)

    tough, but a good result, Wozniak is #201, Frazier #70
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    http://www.wtatour.com/newsroom/stories/NewsArticle_8342_rx.asp
    third set looked to belong to Wozniak as the Canadian opened a 5-1 lead in the tie-break.
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    The tournament might be shown later on on RDS, I believe.
     
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    Marius help me.

    My French has deteriorated through non use. What does "Suivi de" mean? Reading the draws I know what "contre" means but am drawing a blank on Suivi de.

    Thanks
     

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