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The Austro-Hungarian Empire. Famous for Fuck All.

Posted by gauloises1 on July 22, 2010

All they did was slowly collapse like a flan in a cupboard, as many important historians have said. Although they did indirectly lead to two of my favourite things: Embers by Sandor Marai, and now the best set of player party photos since Linz (not that one).

I mean, it’s pretty hard for tournaments these days to really stand out, especially if they aren’t a big name like Indian Wells, or don’t have any striking local indigenous fauna. So frankly, all credit to the people at Bad Gastein for taking the little-used approach of hearkening back to their history as a fashionable spa resort in the nineteenth century. (Thanks, Wikipedia!)

Alize. Sweet as a little pie.

Probably should have taken off the wristbands though.

For a good few minutes, I was trying to understand why I didn’t remember Sorana playing this tournament. Sorry, Julia Goerges.

There are a few unfortunate tan lines going on here.

Petkorazzi practices her royal wave.

Not another evening among the ton listening to the latest on-dits, Patricia Mayr seems to say.

It’s not that I don’t like Timea Bacsinszky. It’s just that whatever you dress her in, she always looks like she’s just been dragged out of a crack den. By her hair. Through a hedge.

I’m not going to lie, I don’t know if this is a player or a random bit of muslin, but I really want that dress.

And saving the best until last …

Khader Nouni. Officer. Gentleman. Possible doorman. 

God among men. 

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WTA: Monday’s Results, Tuesday’s OOP

Posted by gauloises1 on February 9, 2010

Full Results

Paris

Singles – First Round
(8) Elena Vesnina (RUS) d. Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) 61 64
Agnes Szavay (HUN) d. Olga Govortsova (BLR) 63 10 ret. (viral illness)

Doubles – First Round
Jurak/Marosi (CRO/HUN) d. (4) Borwell/Kops-Jones (GBR/USA) 76(7) 26 103
Bacsinszky/Sfar (SUI/TUN) d. Kondratieva/Lefèvre (RUS/FRA) 64 57 1210
Dekmeijere/Grandin (LAT/RSA) d. Klemenschits/Klepac (AUT/SLO) 61 63

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
Vesna Manasieva (RUS) d. (2) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 63 60
(3) Ioana Raluca Olaru (ROU) d. (WC) Darya Kustova (BLR) 63 76(3)
(4) Karolina Sprem (CRO) d. (8) Renata Voracova (CZE) 61 63
(5) Evgeniya Rodina (RUS) d. Zuzana Kucova (SVK) 63 46 62

Pattaya City

Singles – First Round
(2) Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) 60 ret. (right abdominal muscle strain)
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) d. Jill Craybas (USA) 61 36 63
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. (WC) Noppawan Lertcheekawarn (THA)
67(9) 64 64

Doubles – First Round
(3) Chang/Chuang (TPE/TPE) d. (WC) Lertpitaksinchai/Wannasuk (THA/THA) w/o (Lertpitaksinchai: left ankle injury)
Erakovic/Tanasugarn (NZL/THA) d. (4) Gullickson/Kriz (USA/AUS) 62 75
Karatantcheva/Rogowska (KAZ/AUS) d. Chan/Xu (TPE/CHN) 76(4) 46 107
Gerasimou/Zhou (GRE/CHN) d. Fedak/Kapshay (UKR/UKR) 64 46 104
Basuki/Sema (INA/JPN) d. Chalova/Ivanova (RUS/RUS) 75 63

Singles Qualifying – Final Round
(7) Sacha Jones (NZL) d. (WC) Nicha Lertpitaksinchai (THA) 54 ret. (left ankle injury)
Nudnida Luangnam (THA) d. Xu Yi-Fan (CHN) 61 63
Zhou Yi-Miao (CHN) d. Tomoko Yonemura (JPN) 60 62
Anna Gerasimou (GRE) d. (WC) Nungnadda Wannasuk (THA) 64 63

Order of Play

Paris

Central (from 12.00hrs)
1. Iveta Benesova vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2. Melanie Oudin vs. Sorana Cirstea (NB 13.30hrs)
3. Patty Schnyder vs. Virginie Razzano
4. Vesna Manasieva vs. Francesca Schiavone
5. Shahar Peer vs. Alizé Cornet (NB 19.00hrs)
6. Alisa Kleybanova vs. Julie Coin

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Katarina Srebotnik vs. Andrea Petkovic
2. Lucie Safarova vs. Tamira Paszek (NB 13.30hrs)
3. Tathiana Garbin vs. Ioana Raluca Olaru
4. Karolina Sprem vs. Timea Bacsinszky
5. Govortsova/Poutchek vs. Beygelzimer/Kustova

Pattaya City

Court 1 (from 15.00hrs)
1. Varatchaya Wongteanchai vs. Chang Kai-Chen
2. Vera Zvonareva vs. Ksenia Pervak
3. Tamarine Tanasugarn vs. Alla Kudryavtseva
4. Chakvetadze/Pervak vs. Lertcheewakarn/Wongteanchai
5. Han/Ji vs. Craybas/Goerges

Court 2 (from 15.00hrs)
1. Yaroslava Shvedova vs. Ayumi Morita
2. Julia Goerges vs. Anna Gerasimou
3. Sesil Karatantcheva vs. Suchanun Viratprasert
4. Rodionova/Rodionova vs. Chen/Sun

Court 3 (from 15.00hrs)
1. Sacha Jones vs. Alberta Brianti
2. Ekaterina Bychkova vs. Nudnida Luangnam
3. Chan Yung-Jan vs. Zhou Yi-Miao

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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.

alize2

I love her. Did she lose yet?

flavia

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

anna-lena groenefeld

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.

sorana cirstea linzsorana cirstea

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?

daniel koellerer anna hammel

Crazy Dani Koellerer with Miss Austria 2009. Of course.

strange dancing hobbit

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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