Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by pound cat, Feb 11, 2005.
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Quebec City: Dubois in QF
Singles - Second Round
Shenay Perry (USA) d. Julia Schruff (GER) 76(4) 63
(3) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Emma Laine (FIN) 26 61 75
(1) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) d. Maria Emilia Salerni (ARG) 61 76(5)
(WC) Stephanie Dubois (CAN) d. Anastassia Rodionova (RUS) 36 64 62
Rodionova is #175 and she eliminated Pelletier (#146) in 1st, thus some sweet revenge for us
Dubois (#159) will now be playing Dechy (1) in the QF.
As a result of this, Dubois will probably become the best ranked Canadian.
Court Bell (from 12.00hrs)
1. Arvidsson vs. Vesnina
2. Perry vs. Bartoli (NB 14.00h)
3. Rodionova/Vesnina vs. Kostanic/Pastikova
4. Dechy vs. Dubois (NB 18.30h)
5. Nagyova vs. Frazier
Futures at Rexall Center
Bester has taken out the (1) seed!
Rob Steckley has probably finally decided to bypass the tournament, I don't see it in the draw.
Next week, it's the Futures at Rimouski:
Gubenco, Bester and Chvoja are entered there.
Funny thing, Steckley retired from Rimouski, only to appear entered in
another futures next week at Waikoloa, HI, USA. Guess he prefers more the sun. Too bad for us looking forward to watch him.
Then the Futures in Montreal, to which I will go watch.
OK, here's the deal:
assuming fate tells you:
you, a newcomer, can take a set 6-2 off one of the top 20 players in the world, but only if you're losing by the double bagel the last two, would you take the deal?
guess I would
Singles - Quarterfinals
(8] Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) d. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 26 64 61
(3) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Shenay Perry (USA) 60 64
(1) Nathalie Dechy (FRA) d. (WC) Stephanie Dubois (CAN) 26 60 60
Daniel Nestor got married
In one of the local tennis magazines I found a picture of Daniel Nestor as a bridegroom, beside a very becoming young lady (blonde, tall?). Seems to be a relatively recent event.
Congratulations to our Olympic Champion!
Yeah, Nestor has a pretty hot wife. There is a video of him and his wife on the atp site celebrating Lareau's induction into the Canadian Hall of Fame.
.... was flying under the radar for a while.
I saw him in Montreal Masters this summer and he seems to have lost some muscle, kind of too lean.
Now he got in the final of a $75,000 (not bad!) Challenger:
He beat Kevin Kim and Erik Taino.
Let's see him in the ATP level tourneys.
Dancevic is a frustrating player to root for. saw him at davis cup vs belarus and he played an excellent match (5 set win over voltchkov) and then he go's to challengers and loses first round. glad to see him playing well again. hope he wins.
however, he is geting older and his chances of making it to top 100 get slimmer and slimmer every year.
Damn, Dancevic lost to that omnipresent Paul Goldstein:
Tevlin Women's Challenger at Rexall Center
this is news for me. good surprise:
Tevlin Challenger Kicks Off
November 07, 2005
Following the superb tennis at the men’s F1 Futures event last week, it is now the women’s time to shine at the Rexall Centre for the inaugural Tevlin Challenger. The $25,000 Challenger is part of a generous High Performance Development donation made by the Tevlin family. The event will run all week culminating with the finals on November 13, 2005.
The Tevlin Challenger will showcase a number of up and coming women including four members of the Canadian Fed Cup team. Blainville, Quebec’s Aleksandra Wozniak, who comes into the tournament as the No. 3 seed, will face Tanja Ostertag of Germany in first round action on Tuesday. Meanwhile Melanie Gloria of Montreal will face off against Colombian qualifier Paula Zabala-Alvare. Toronto-native Sharon Fichman and Valerie Tetrault of St. Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec will play their first round matches against Great Britain’s Sarah Borwell and Croatia’s Ana Vrljic, respectively, on Wednesday.
Also entered in the main draw is Canadian veteran Maureen Drake. Ranked 218th on the women’s tour, Drake will face Antonia Matic, a qualifier from Germany, in the first round.
The Tevlin Challenger marks the second week of competitive tennis held at the Rexall Centre. The $10,000 Canadian F1 Future’s tournament concluded on Sunday. The all-American singles final showcased Philip Stolt, who defeated Vancouver’s Philip Bester in the semi-final, against the No. 6 seeded Matthew Behrmann. In a competitive match-up, Behrmann came out on top 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-5. In the doubles final, Stolt came out victorious alongside partner Benjamin Becker of Germany. The pair beat second seeded Marco Crugnola of Italy and his partner Yordan Kanev of Bulgaria 6-7, 6-3, 6-4. Stolt and Becker were seeded fourth and this tournament marks the first time they have played together as a team.
Thanks for the link Marius! It seems like Canada isn't as bad a tennis breeding ground as I had been led to believe. A friend of mine got a WC into the qualies and she beat someone ranked inside the top 1,000! And this was her only first ever WTA event, as she's only played OTA and ITF events so it's a good sign that they can take their limited(inbred) experience and still play well.
Women's Futures in Toronto: results
finally, Tennis Canada cared enough to post some results here:
4 Canadians are in the 2nd round.
in Men's, in Rimouski, Polanki's in the QF (sole Canadian):
I saw a bit on that futures even on the local tv station here (city tv). They said admission is free for everyone in the GTA (greater toronto region) who is listening.
Wozniak in the final in Toronto Futures
beat (1) seed in SF:
got to #189!
Hope many Torontonians will go there tomorrow to encourage her!
Aleksandra Wozniak: 3rd title
She won the Challenger in Toronto:
b. Olena Antypina (UKR) 6-4, 6-3
Her 3 title since July, when got into the pro ranks.
The other two were in Hamilton and Mexico City.
Curious what her ranking would be after this.
Dubois beats #26 and #35 in Pittsburgh
she lost Saturday in SF to Osterloh ... very good results in general
DUBOIS MOVES ON IN PITTSBURGH
November 11, 2005
After her big win against Czech Kveta Peschke, ranked 26th in the world, Canadian Stéphanie Dubois posted another impressive win at Pittsburgh’s PNC International Tennis Classic, this time against the former number 35 in women’s tennis, Australian Nicole Pratt. By defeating Pratt 6-4, 6-4, Dubois earns a spot in the quarterfinals and will next face Severine Bremond, of France, on Friday.
“These last two wins were the best macthes I ever played” said Dubois after her match. “Yesterday, after my win, I said I would remain the same person. Today, I had a match to play and that’s exactly what I did”. The 19 year old from Laval, Quebec, had to come back from behind after trailing 3-1 in the second set. “I served very well at 4-4 and remained agressive. The points eventually turned in my favor.”
Dubois will play in a second straight quarterfinal. She had reached the same stage at Quebec City’s Bell Challenge last week.
Becker (not that one!) wins Montreal Futures
BECKER, Benjamin (GER) 3
HUTCHINS, Ross (GBR) 7
a quite good peformance for Becker, which has also won the last week's Futures in Rimouski
Quite a good final.
Becker (not even close in physical aspect to Boris) was the steadier from the baseline, also having good serving.
Hutchins (paired in doubles with Jamie Murray, Andy's brother) is a solid all-courter, but his 2HBH is not agressive enough, also his 1st serve was down today.
The Canadians were doubles final in more than one way. Clay Donato and Jesse Levine play out of Bollettieri's, but are both Canadians, while the losers (Peter Polanski and Shamasdin) are both Torontonians.
NBTA partners with Tennis Canada
I learned during the Futures in Montreal that Tennis Canada and Bollettieri's have entered an agreement whereby NBTA is Tennis Canada's base outside of the mother country
How disgraceful can TSN and RDS get?
By no showing LIVE the Masters Cup final, TSN and RDS have shown utter disregard for the tennis public in Canada and for the development of tennis in Canada.
The time of the match was something around 6am EST, which would've provided ample time for a live broacast.
Instead, TSN and RDS were providing regurgitated news at that time, and of course, will not show the entire 4 hours extra of this great final.
This is utter disregard and disrespect for the tennis lovers which have carefully watched all the related broadcasts during the week, which unfortunately weren't live either.
And don't tell us ESPN was just as stupid.
TSN could've taken the ESPN Latino feed, which broadcast all the matches live.
VOICE your LOUD and CLEAR opinions at:
which I of course did.
Marius, TSN is broadcasting the match at 12:30am tonight for me in Ontario. Just in case, have you checked your listings to see if it is being replayed?
This match has just been fulled with frustration from the spoilers on the board to the horrendous broadcast hours/coverage.
I used to live next to the former female no. 2 Canadian. Angela Marczak is her name, I believe.
EDIT: Just found out her surname on the tour was different.
Frank Dancevic plays Julien Benneteau in R3 of the qualies. I guess he's the only Canadian singles AO hope.
AO (in French)
what a fight by Niemeyer! too bad he lost ...
Wozniak will play Azarenka (tough) ..., Dancevic - Benneteau in the last round of Qs.
The Q draws:
Dancevic lost 23 to Benneteau.
Azarenka leads Wozniak 76 31 ...
Let's cross our finger for Dancevic. I always believe he's the hope for Canada.
P.S: By the way Marius, do you play tennis during this time of the year?
It's a little expansive playing indoors in Montreal...
I am playing much less, at Jarry, best prices and courts (one loves the leve-tot). Doing lots of conditioning, that's much less expensive, having already the Nautilus Plus membership.
Plus at Jarry, you see some of the pros, whoever they are, around, from time to time. Niemeyer, Wozniak, etc.
The good AO news is that TSN is showing 40 hours of live/taped AO tennis in the first week!
Appreciaton to TSN may be e-mailed to
In the QFs:
Sharon Fichman CAN (5) 4 6(5)
Raluca-Ioana Olaru ROM (2) 6 7(7)
quite a good result. Fichman will be 16 in March. She's at #17 in the junior rankings.
Peter Polansky lost first round, unfortunately.
In the over 18, Wozniak lost in the last round of the Q's to Azarenka, which lost 1st round in the main draw to Sania Mirza ...
this last summer. decent coverage in toronto papers.
i played right beside him the very next night. ("hey, that guy looks like daniel nestor! that's because.... ")
his groundstrokes had more bite than mine.
hehe, hard to feel proud about your game when you're playing beside nestor. That's funny.
I am not aware of any such activity nor would I have the liberty to divulge any knowledge of activities if they did in fact exist. Sir.
can't be Fichman, she lost first round of qualies at York in 2005. my bad.
BTW, can you reply in english (and not be so clandestine) next time? You must think you're important or something.
Mixed Doubles - Finals AO
Daniel Nestor CAN (6)
Elena Likhovtseva RUS (6)
Mahesh Bhupathi IND
Martina Hingis SUI
When I saw Sharon Fichman, I was amazed at how someone so young could have such an obnoxious and unsportsmanlike demeanor. A true spoiled little brat.
Unless she drastically and dramatically alters her attitude, no matter how much success she may or may not achieve, she will be little more than an embarrassment to Canadian tennis.
Canadians in AO doubles
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia beat top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki
of Denmark 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 for the girls title.
She teamed with Sharon Fichman of Canada to win the doubles, defeating
Alize Cornet of France and Corinna Dentoni of Italy 6-2, 6-2.
Martina Hingis teamed with Mahesh Bhupathi of India to defeat Daniel Nestor and Elena Likhovtseva 6-3, 6-3 Sunday in the mixed doubles final.
Dancevic won the Hawaii Challenger in 3 sets over Lu of Taiwan on Sunday.
I think Marie Eve Pelletier won the doubles at Waikoloa Sunday (and got to the semis in singles)
Wozniak in Thailand
Aleksandra Wozniak is now at #145, won 3 Q matches in Thailand, including the last one vs Fedak (#127), who was (4), thus she will win more points.
First match in the main draw tomorrow against Na Li (#63), not easy.
Stephanie Dubois wins challenger in IL
Dates : 30 Jan to 05 Feb 2006
Venue : Rockford, IL, USA
Comments in French:
Wozniak wins 1st round in Thailand
Pattaya Women's Singles
(Q) Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) d. Na Li (CHN) 63 61
Na Li is #65.
This is 4 matches won in that tournament, including the Q.
She plays next Llagostera Vives (#45), even tougher.
Nestor/Knowles win Doubles title....Delray
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (CP-AP) - Daniel Nestor of Toronto and Mark Knowles of the Bahamas won the International Tennis Championship doubles title Sunday, beating Chris Haggard and Wesley Moodie 6-2, 6-3 in the final.
The top-seeded duo picked up the championship after a slow start to the season, in which they were knocked out of the quarter-finals of the Sydney International before losing in the first round of the Australian Open.
They were able to take advantage of their third-seeded rivals Sunday, as the South African pairing was in their second match of the day. They earlier beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain and American Vince Spadea in a semifinal.
Nestor and Knowles played their semifinal Saturday, defeating Oliver Marach of Austria and Cyril Suk of the Czech Republic, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (13) and a 10-4 tiebreak.
Women's Challenger at Saguenay
Seeing as we can't hope to have taped this, so no results to screw up, Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor def. Federer/Almagro at Dubai 1-6 7/6 (4) 10-6.
Dancevic lost in the finals of a challenger in France to Nicolas Mahut. Climbed up the rankings this week too with his win a couple weeks ago and finals yesterday. hopefully makes direct entry to US Open?
great stuff. make Fed work on his S-V, gentlemen
Question: are they playing under No-Ad rules now in doubles?
BTW, there are 3 Futures in Canada in March, two at Laval/Montreal.
I think it is no-ad as well as a match tiebreak at 1 set all.
Futures in Montreal (Laval)
Tournament Name :Carrefour Multisports Laval
Address : 3095 Autoroute Laval, Laval, Quebec
I think the qualies are next week, the tournament itself March 6-12
Separate names with a comma.