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**Where are you going in 2006? The tournament trips thread**

LaTenista
01-05-2006, 03:10 PM
Since we have been discussing tournaments in all the other threads, I thought we might as well start a thread to devote to this so we can get advice/coordinate meeting up.

So here are my plans:

Roland Garros - 1st 5 days (Sunday - Thursday)
Lexington (KY, USA) challenger - 1 or 2 days either qualies or finals weekend
Cincinnati - all 10 days (Friday night seniors - final Sunday)
US Open - middle weekend (Friday - Monday)

alisia
01-05-2006, 03:25 PM
My plans are has follows:

Barcelona Monday-Saturday
Nottingham Monday & Tuesday + Final


May also go to either Madrid/or Paris for the masters if we don't go to Egypt.

Eléa
01-05-2006, 03:44 PM
I'm not sure of where i will go, but these are my plans for 2006:
(confirmed tournaments in red)

Monté-Carlo: quallies+ 2 or 3 days
Barcelona: the whole week
Roland garros: saturday=>tuesday of the first week then the next week-end
Gstaad: sunday+monday+tuesday (+saturday+sunday if Gaston is still on)
Stuttgart or Kitzbuhel (or some days on each tournament)
Lyon: the whole week (It's my town ;) )
Bercy: tuesday and wednesday

If Gaston decided to cancel some of these tournaments, i will immediately do the same... He's not the only one reason for me to go to a tournemant but i won't travel anywhere if he's not... understand? :p

NicoFan
01-05-2006, 04:01 PM
Barcelona - entire week
Toronto - Saturday through Wednesday
Cincy - Saturday through Wednesday
US Open - Arthur Ashe Saturday through second Monday (10 days)

Maybe Pilot Pen in New Haven if my Nico is there.

*Ljubica*
01-05-2006, 04:03 PM
Great idea :) So far - my only DEFINATES are:-

Roland Garros 1st week - Sunday-Friday
Wimbledon - couple of days in the 1st week (just a few minutes from home for me!)

However - I have plans for LOTS more - which I will decide nearer the time - most likely of these being:-

Monte Carlo (quallies and 1st 2 days)
Either Munich or Estoril (it's my birthday that week so will definately go to one of them - just not sure which so far!)
Either Stuttgart or Kitzbuhel in the Summer
Madrid Masters (quallies and 1st 2 days)

Eléa
01-05-2006, 06:15 PM
Something tells me we will meet Rosie ;) :hug:
It seems There will be a familly meeting in Barcelona :D

*Ljubica*
01-05-2006, 07:59 PM
Something tells me we will meet Rosie ;) :hug:
It seems There will be a familly meeting in Barcelona :D

Something tells me you may be right ;) I just wish I could go to Barca this year too - just have to wait and see! One of the good things about living in London during the European clay court season (sorry to all my US friends :sad: ) is that nowhere is more than a couple of hours away, so if the mood takes me I can leave work on a Friday afternoon and be at quallies on Saturday morning!!

~EMiLiTA~
01-06-2006, 07:10 AM
- well I already went to the Hopman Cup this week (and am going to the final tonight)

- Aus Open (qualies until halfway through second week, so about 2 weeks in total)...am leaving on Wednesday!!!

- not sure if there will be a Challenger on in Barcelona while i'm there in August, don't think so, but if there is i will think about going to it!

- more than likely US Open middle weekend

- possibly Bangkok at the end of September

NicoFan
01-06-2006, 01:56 PM
Something tells me you may be right ;) I just wish I could go to Barca this year too - just have to wait and see! One of the good things about living in London during the European clay court season (sorry to all my US friends :sad: ) is that nowhere is more than a couple of hours away, so if the mood takes me I can leave work on a Friday afternoon and be at quallies on Saturday morning!!

Jealous... :sad:

Stuck here in the States with only hardcourt tournaments. :(

But happy too for you and the other lucky people that live in the UK and Europe. :hug:

*Ljubica*
01-06-2006, 02:32 PM
Jealous... :sad:

Stuck here in the States with only hardcourt tournaments. :(

But happy too for you and the other lucky people that live in the UK and Europe. :hug:

Thanks sweetie :hug: Clay is definately the prettiest - and I don't just mean the players :p - I mean the whole "picture postcard" idea of red clay/blue sky etc

FerrersLinda
01-06-2006, 09:15 PM
Going to RG first week tuesday-wednesday-thursday.
Miami Masters don't know how many days yet.
Possible LA.

Had big plans for going to Vina del Mar but it fell through for this year. Hopefully next year I will be able to make it. (and David to!!)

LaTenista
01-06-2006, 11:21 PM
Jealous... :sad:

Stuck here in the States with only hardcourt tournaments. :(

But happy too for you and the other lucky people that live in the UK and Europe. :hug:

:yeah: Echoing Lynn's thoughts and just hope all you Europeans realize how lucky you are.

Newport is on grass right after Wimby, and Houston is clay before Monte Carlo but I think I heard rumors it was switching from red to the green American stuff. :eek: Haven't really heard any glowing reports from either. :shrug:

We can't place tennis bets online because it is illegal for us. :sad: So far our only ideas on how to get easy money is winning the lottery and getting a roommate. :help:

And did I mention my vLove (lives in France) is one of those gamblers? He's buying a puppy that isn't even born yet for 1000 euros. :o

NicoFan
01-07-2006, 12:28 AM
:yeah: Echoing Lynn's thoughts and just hope all you Europeans realize how lucky you are.

Newport is on grass right after Wimby, and Houston is clay before Monte Carlo but I think I heard rumors it was switching from red to the green American stuff. :eek: Haven't really heard any glowing reports from either. :shrug:

We can't place tennis bets online because it is illegal for us. :sad: So far our only ideas on how to get easy money is winning the lottery and getting a roommate. :help:

And did I mention my vLove (lives in France) is one of those gamblers? He's buying a puppy that isn't even born yet for 1000 euros. :o

Pathetic, isn't it? :sad:

We were born in the wrong country. :rolleyes: I know I was at least.

I heard that too about Houston - not that I would go there anyway because none of the really good clay players go there - they are over in Europe.

*Ljubica*
01-07-2006, 01:31 PM
Sorry girls - I know that I, for one, am very well aware of how lucky I am!! And I do tennis betting all the time though I'm not very good at it :(

LaTenista
04-23-2006, 12:05 AM
I only got tickets for the 1st Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for Roland Garros.

I am probably going to the qualies weekend of Indianapolis (even though I know David won't play there) and then the rest of that week I'll be at WTA Cincinnati.

My other plans haven't changed.

*Ljubica*
04-23-2006, 10:20 AM
I only got tickets for the 1st Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for Roland Garros.

I am probably going to the qualies weekend of Indianapolis (even though I know David won't play there) and then the rest of that week I'll be at WTA Cincinnati.

My other plans haven't changed.
Guess we will meet up there then :)

My plans have slightly changed as I didn't go to Monte Carlo for various reasons :sad: But I'll be heading to Munich next weekend, then onto Rome for a few days and Hamburg quallies..........may also be going to Portschach for a weekend before RG - it look so pretty there :inlove:

*Ljubica*
04-28-2006, 08:35 PM
OK guys - first thing tomorrow morning I'll be heading off for the Munich tournament - and then on to the quallies in Rome....... So I maybe won't get much chance to stop by here for a while - but I will pop in whenever I get the chance of an Internet connection. So have fun - and catch you all soon :wavey:

FerrersLinda
04-28-2006, 09:31 PM
Have a great trip Rosie, enjoy yourself. :wavey:

*Ljubica*
05-02-2006, 10:53 AM
Have a great trip Rosie, enjoy yourself. :wavey:
Thanks :hug: As you know I am safely in Munich as I´ve been chatting to you in Juan Mónaco´s thread. I know David isn´t here - but it´s still fun and great to see some live tennis again. :wavey: to all from Munich!!

Carlita
05-02-2006, 11:25 AM
:wavey: Have fun Rose!!!! :hug:

Sue
06-09-2006, 08:37 AM
Probably not of great interest to anyone else- but there is a small tournament in my home city of Liverpool next week, its a very relaxed tourny and good fun......plus we get to see some decent players and some *legends* too!
Here's the link to the official site:
http://www.liverpooltennis.co.uk/

Eléa
06-09-2006, 08:48 AM
Sue :wavey: i just saw that Xavier will go to your tournament... could you take some pics for me with your new camera? :angel:

Sue
06-09-2006, 09:37 AM
Of course I will !! You want some of Vince Spadea too of course ;-)

*Ljubica*
06-09-2006, 10:07 AM
Of course I will !! You want some of Vince Spadea too of course ;-)
Vinnay :inlove: :drool: :banana: My hero.................. :)

Sue
06-09-2006, 10:33 AM
Obviously you'll be getting copies of the Vinny pics, Ros. Blown up to poster size.

;-))))

LaTenista
06-09-2006, 03:01 PM
Probably not of great interest to anyone else- but there is a small tournament in my home city of Liverpool next week, its a very relaxed tourny and good fun......plus we get to see some decent players and some *legends* too!
Here's the link to the official site:
http://www.liverpooltennis.co.uk/

Sue, if you see Robert Kendrick could you take a pic for me? I haven't seen him since Cincy 2003. :sad:

*Ljubica*
06-09-2006, 08:25 PM
Obviously you'll be getting copies of the Vinny pics, Ros. Blown up to poster size.

;-))))
Thank you, thank you :bounce: And please don't forget to give him my phone number!! ;)

Sue
06-10-2006, 10:52 AM
Sue, if you see Robert Kendrick could you take a pic for me? I haven't seen him since Cincy 2003. :sad:

Of course I will Isa, no problem!

Sue
06-10-2006, 10:52 AM
Thank you, thank you :bounce: And please don't forget to give him my phone number!! ;)


I thought he already had it ?
;-)))))

*Ljubica*
06-10-2006, 11:36 AM
I thought he already had it ?
;-)))))
:p :p

Sue
06-16-2006, 10:31 PM
Sue, if you see Robert Kendrick could you take a pic for me? I haven't seen him since Cincy 2003. :sad:

Am really sorry Isa- but I didn't see Robert either day that I was at the tourny so couldn't get you any pictures :-(
Maybe next year ?

LaTenista
06-17-2006, 10:25 PM
Am really sorry Isa- but I didn't see Robert either day that I was at the tourny so couldn't get you any pictures :-(
Maybe next year ?

:hug: It's quite alright Sue. He doesn't really stand out - I probably only know who he is because he qualified at Cincy in 2003 & ended up playing Gaudio in the 1st round. Also he is only a few months younger than me so I don't feel like a perv taking an interest in him. :o

Sue
06-17-2006, 10:47 PM
LOL re *taking an interest!* He's played at the Liverpool tourny a few times now...I remember watching him last year, and I think the year before. I'll see if I still have the prgrammes from then and see if there are any pics of him for you.

RogiFan88
06-20-2006, 02:35 AM
I plan to go to TMS Toronto, so I hope to see David there! ;)

Sue
06-22-2006, 08:37 AM
Almost time for Wimbledon! My tent is airing in the garden and I'll be leaving on Sunday morning for the drive down there. Please pray for good weather.... as you all know the British weather is notoriously unpredictable and since I'll only be there for a few days I need it to stay dry! Lots of David ( and Javier!) pictures with my new camera are promised.

Sue
06-22-2006, 09:33 AM
Some photos from my trip to the Liverpool tourny

*Ljubica*
06-22-2006, 09:56 AM
Almost time for Wimbledon! My tent is airing in the garden and I'll be leaving on Sunday morning for the drive down there. Please pray for good weather.... as you all know the British weather is notoriously unpredictable and since I'll only be there for a few days I need it to stay dry! Lots of David ( and Javier!) pictures with my new camera are promised.
Have fun Sue :) Sorry - but you know my views on camping and Wimbledon :bolt: Unless I get free tickets or accreditation as I have sometimes in the past - there is NO WAY I'm setting foot in SW19! But - yes -I will pray for good weather for you - apart from anything else I need to do some gardening next week! Thanks for the photos :)

Sue
06-22-2006, 12:47 PM
I know Ros - we'll have to agree to differ on this one! I wouldn't be camping if I had any other way of getting in, believe me, but needs must etc etc. Glad you liked the photos!

FerrersLinda
06-22-2006, 01:14 PM
Have a great time at Wimbledon Sue. I hope the weather will be "camp-able". It's been years since I last spent a night in a tent. When we lived in Africa we used to go camping a lot. And it was always fun. :D Although I do remember looking like hell, after a few days of camping. Never enough time, space, etc. for my usual ...ahem... beauty routine. :lol:

Either way, I'm soooooo jealous, Sue. Make sure you update your David and Sue pic! :yeah:

RogiFan88
06-22-2006, 07:55 PM
Hey, Sue,

Enjoy your Wimby this year! How has the weather been this week? I was hoping all the rain w happen before and after Wimby so that you can camp out in dry conditions.

Your pix are fab! They always are! ;)

Sue
06-23-2006, 07:13 AM
Have a great time at Wimbledon Sue. I hope the weather will be "camp-able". It's been years since I last spent a night in a tent. When we lived in Africa we used to go camping a lot. And it was always fun. :D Although I do remember looking like hell, after a few days of camping. Never enough time, space, etc. for my usual ...ahem... beauty routine. :lol:

Either way, I'm soooooo jealous, Sue. Make sure you update your David and Sue pic! :yeah:

As long as it stays dry...............actually my friend and I always have really good fun when we're camping and sometimes spot players walking past the tents on their way to the houses they rent...so I'll keep my eyes open!
Might not bother David with a pic this time- Wimby isn't as relaxed as the smaller tournies......hmmm, we'll see.

Sue
06-23-2006, 07:13 AM
Hey, Sue,

Enjoy your Wimby this year! How has the weather been this week? I was hoping all the rain w happen before and after Wimby so that you can camp out in dry conditions.

Your pix are fab! They always are! ;)

Hi RF!
Glad you liked the pics ;-)

FerrersLinda
06-23-2006, 01:32 PM
As long as it stays dry...............actually my friend and I always have really good fun when we're camping and sometimes spot players walking past the tents on their way to the houses they rent...so I'll keep my eyes open!
Might not bother David with a pic this time- Wimby isn't as relaxed as the smaller tournies......hmmm, we'll see.

Ever try to lure some players into your tent, for a cup of tea? :devil:
Have fun Sue, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for sunny, rainless days.

Sue
06-23-2006, 03:08 PM
LOL...we usually have plenty of Pimms and/or beer in the tent......might be more tempting than a cuppa!
Thanks for the +++++++++++++++++ vibes for the weather. Looks like David will be playing on Tuesday, so cross EVERYTHING that day!

FerrersLinda
06-23-2006, 03:21 PM
Looks like David will be playing on Tuesday, so cross EVERYTHING that day!

Uhhh :scratch: OK!

Sue
06-23-2006, 08:37 PM
Well....not everything.....
;-)

Sue
06-28-2006, 10:14 PM
Isa- I have a small surprise for you........look who I found at Wimbledon !!!

Eléa
06-29-2006, 11:13 AM
:ignore: beautiful... pics :angel: (and man...! :devil: )

Sue
06-29-2006, 12:45 PM
If I'd known he was so popular I'd have found him earlier and taken more photos!

LaTenista
06-29-2006, 08:57 PM
Isa- I have a small surprise for you........look who I found at Wimbledon !!!

Sue you are an :angel: :kiss: Thank you for the pics.

Sue
06-29-2006, 10:05 PM
No problem Isa- glad I could get some for you-like I said, just a pity I didn't find him earlier so I could take more :-(