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Fed Cup Sunday: Um … The Czechs Won

Posted by gauloises1 on February 8, 2010

Czech Republic 3 – Germany 2

To be honest, I didn’t watch any of this one. I can tell you that Lucie Hradecka was subbed in today for Lucie Safarova, who failed to put up much of a fight on Saturday, and did herself proud by taking out Andrea Petkovic 61 76(5) to give the Czechs a slender lead.

Anna-Lena Groenefeld evened things up by taking out Petra Kvitova in three sets, and then Hradecka and Peschke teamed up to take out Groenefeld and a reportedly disappointing Tatjana Malek 61 63 to put the Czech Republic through into the next round.

So … well done there.

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Linz (Not That One) Brings the LOLs

Posted by gauloises1 on October 14, 2009

Bless Austria. This is probably the best set of player party photos I’ve seen all year.

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I love her. Did she lose yet?

flavia

How Flavia makes this get-up drip sex is a mystery.

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I think I saw this in Eurovision this year.

ioana raluca olaru

Ioana and Ouanna should totally get together. Then they’d really wanna.

timea bacsinszky

Even in this innocent outfit, Bacsinszky still looks fresh from the crack den.

wicky

I want to fix the neckline of her dress so badly it’s killing me.

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The always-adorable Sorana Cirstea.

rezai

Probably the most normal thing Rezai has ever worn.

lucie

Think there’s any chance Lucie knows what that brown substance is?

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Crazy Dani Koellerer with Miss Austria 2009. Of course.

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A dancing hobbit, for some reason.

alize cornet

hobbit and sorana

i have no idea who this is but its a brilliant face

And a good time was had by all.

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RG Day Four: WTA Round-Up

Posted by gauloises1 on May 27, 2009

Time’s got on top of me, and is giving me a good seeing to, so a hasty round-up of the rest of the vaginal action on day four.

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Team scream queen Michelle Larcher de Brito was the surprise of the day, taking fifteenth seed Zheng Jie Jie Zheng out of the French Open and me out of the suicide pool in one fell, shrill swoop.

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You owe me rice. And suicide.

The dubious honour of dining next at Dinara’s boulangerie goes to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who knocked out Julie Coin in straight sets. I never thought Pavs would be much of a clay dog, myself, but I suppose it makes sense. And even the headband is growing on me.

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She looks kind of like my best friend’s little sister, you know? Not my actual best friend’s little sister, who looks nothing like her, but best friend’s little sisters in general.

In other seedy news, Victoria Azarenka represented for the pretty blue Nike dress (although it looks better on Dani) and beat Kristina Barrois of Germany, despite the latter giving her quite a scare. Iveta Benesova knocked out Shazza-beater and sartorial critic Alla Kudryavtseva, and Aravane Rezai joined compatriot Alize Cornet in the third round by defeating qualifier Polona Hercoq.

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Also through to the third round? Dominika Cibulkova, Iveta Benesova, Yaroslava Shvedova the Queen of Qualifying, Olga Govortsova, Carla Suarez Navarro, Li Na Na Li, Agnes Szavay … and various others.

Oh, and Gisela Dulko knocked out Momo-hater Anna-Lena Groenefeld, so, you know, suck on that.

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Everything Sucks: Momo Loses in Paris

Posted by gauloises1 on May 24, 2009

Well, not everything. But everything that matters. Anna-Lena Groenefeld d. Amelie Mauresmo, 64 63.

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Go on, spin this one in a positive light.

alg

I dare you.

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Fed Cup Results: Sunday Settles Things

Posted by gauloises1 on April 26, 2009

Spain 0 Serbia 4

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With Serbia up 2-0 on hosts (and last year’s finalists) Spain, it was looking straightforward. Not so much, but Jelena Jankovic clinched it in the end, beating Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Nicely and symnetrically done, JJ. So Serbia will be in the World Group next year, which seems … right, frankly.

More results as they come in / I can be bothered.

Czech Republic 2 USA 3

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With Benesova benched, it was up to how-do-I-not-blow-away-in-a-strong-wind Safarova to keep the Czechs ahead, and the lefty managed just that, beating Mattek-Sands 6-3, 6-1. Yesterday’s sensation Alexa Glatch was up next against Petra Kvitova and justified her selection once again, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 to tie the … tie. Liezel Huber and Bethanie Mattek-Sands won the decisive doubles rubber, beating Benesova and Peschke 2-6, 7-6(2), 6-1. A sensational win for the U.S. and a great debut for Glatch to take the states into the finals.

Italy 4 Russia 1

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The U.S. will be facing Italy in the finals after a sensational victory. After yesterday’s woes, Svetlana Kuznetsova came storming back to defeat Flavia Pennetta comprehensively, 6-0, 6-3; whatever Shamil Tarpischev said to her, it must have worked. The wily Russian captain then took a gamble and tapped Fed Cup debutante Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to face Francesca Schiavone, benching Anna Chakvetadze after her woeful performance yesterday. However, Fed Cup warrior Schiavone was just too strong, clinching the tie with a 7-6(7), 4-6, 6-2 victory. Errani and Vinci also won the doubles. Well done Italy.

Germany 3 China 2

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China’s adorable Zheng Jie came back strong after a disappointing day yesterday, beating Anna-Lena Groenefeld 7-5, 6-4 to keep China in contention. With Sabine Lisicki injured, it was up to Tatjana Malek to clinch the tie against Peng Shuai and she wasn’t quite up to the task, falling to Peng 6-2 2-6 5-7. Lisicki came back for the doubles, however, and she and Anna-Lena Groenefeld upset Jie and Peng 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 for the tie. Great stuff.

Argentina 0 Ukraine 5

The forgotten tie continues to be forgotten as I can’t even find a picture of it. Anyway, Bondarenko and Savchuk racked up great straight sets wins over Cravero and Salut respectively to take the Ukraine into the World Group. Really great result for such a small, Bondarenko-heavy tennis nation.

France 3 Czech Republic 2

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Cornet’s Fed Cup and indeed general woes continue, falling to Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 5-7 6-4 despite being 4-1 up in the third set. Somebody get that girl a … well, I don’t know what she needs. But get it to her. Fortunately for her, and for us all, la divine Momes stepped up to beat Daniela Hantuchova 7-5, 6-4, and then clinched the tie in the final rubber with Nathalie Dechy, beating Domi and Dani 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Seriously, nations of the world, are you listening? If you want something done right, get Amelie to do it.

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