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Dissident
11-11-2002, 11:31 PM
Oh DC! Cant wait! :D

TennisHack
11-11-2002, 11:32 PM
LOL, hi hitman :)

Ugh, I envy you guys sometimes.

But what can I say, I'll get to see the Kimmy match at a decent hour :o

Vera
11-11-2002, 11:33 PM
Thx for the info, guys. :)

Leo7
11-11-2002, 11:34 PM
:wavey: hitman. good night.

wait, doesn't the first TMC match start at 6 am est? so that'sabout 10 hours from now.

Vera
11-11-2002, 11:35 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
yes, take it all the way boys! would love to see a 7-6 in the 3rd match (with Ferrero winning). :D

i see most of the pics i posted in the other thread were already posted here. oh well, i guess you can never have too many pictures of Juanqui :D

I think I got more, I'm gonna post it in the Shanghai thread.

Leo7
11-11-2002, 11:36 PM
Kimmy/Serena starts in about 2 hours.

GO KIMMY! :bounce: take the title, your 4th of 2002! then you would be even with Mr. Hewitt. ;) :bounce:

Dissident
11-11-2002, 11:36 PM
nonono The first match starts at 6 am my time. Its 10:44pm, which means I have 7 hours and 15 minutes. ;)

Leo7
11-11-2002, 11:37 PM
okie dokie. :)

TennisHack
11-11-2002, 11:39 PM
Then go to bed, hitman! I wanna hear your insightful, early-morning commentary ;)

And Kimmy can take the title without her honey there to watch her. I wonder if she'll inspire him to play well this week . . .

TennisHack
11-11-2002, 11:43 PM
Spot the error ;)

Uphill battle for Clijsters against Serena
It’ll be an uphill battle for Kim Clijsters when she faces Serena Williams in the final of the season-ending WTA Tour Championships final in Los Angeles Monday night. The 5th seeded Belgian has never beaten the top seeded American, but the numbers only tell part of the tale.

In three of their five previous matches, Clijsters has stretched Williams to three sets. The Belgian has also had an easier road to the final.

She beat Chanda Rubin and Justine Henin in straight sets before Venus Williams retired from the semifinals with a sprained ankle. Clijsters has only dropped six games all week while Serena had to overcome a lacklustre first-set to win a tough semi-final encounter with former world number one Jennifer Capriati 2-6 6-4 6-4.

However in that semi-final, Serena showed her ability to up her level of play when it mattered most. It’s no wonder that she’s won three straight grand slam titles.

The 21 year-old Clijsters will certainly have nothing to lose. Her best record in a major event was a final spot at the 2001 French Open against Jennifer Capriati where she lost 10-12 in the deciding set.

Currently ranked 6th in the world, Clijsters has the potential to improve further thanks to strong strokes both on the forehand and the backhand. She can draw out a rally or attack the net accordingly.

But in the final, she’ll have to keep pace with Serena’s power game.

Knowing it’ll be tough to break Williams, it could boil down to Clijsters’ own serve. She knows that she cannot afford to give anything away against an opponent who’s only lost four matches in 2002.

-- HEAD-TO-HEAD: SERENA WILLIAMS v KIM CLIJSTERS --
1999: US Open (hardcourt) S.Williams wins 4-6 6-2 7-5
2000: Indian Wells (hardcourt) S.Williams wins 6-4 6-4
2001: Indian Wells (harcourt) S.Williams wins 4-6 6-4 6-2
2001: Miami (hardcourt) S.Williams wins 6-0 6-2
2002: Tokyo (hardcourt) S.Williams wins 2-6 6-3 6-3

Leo7
11-11-2002, 11:52 PM
here is the full espn/espn2 schedule for the next week:

Tennis Listings for Nov. 11 - Nov. 18

ESPN
DATE SHOW TIME (ET)
Nov. 11 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 9:30 pm to
11:30 pm
Nov. 12 2002 TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI
TENNIS MASTERS SERIES BY MERCEDES-BENZ
SHANGHAI, , CHINA 1:00 pm to
3:00 pm
Nov. 13 2002 TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI
TENNIS MASTERS SERIES BY MERCEDES-BENZ
SHANGHAI, , CHINA 1:00 pm to
3:00 pm
Nov. 14 2002 TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI
TENNIS MASTERS SERIES BY MERCEDES-BENZ
SHANGHAI, , CHINA 1:00 pm to
3:00 pm
Nov. 15 2002 TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI
TENNIS MASTERS SERIES BY MERCEDES-BENZ
SHANGHAI, , CHINA 1:00 pm to
3:00 pm

ESPN2
DATE SHOW TIME (ET)
Nov. 11 HOME DEPOT CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY PORSCHE
WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
VENUS WILLIAMS VS. KIM CLIJSTERS
STAPLES CENTER LOS ANGELES, CA USA 7:00 am to
9:00 am
Nov. 12 2002 TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI
TENNIS MASTERS SERIES BY MERCEDES-BENZ
SHANGHAI NEW EXPO CENTRE SHANGHAI, CHINA 6:00 am to
8:00 am
Nov. 13 2002 TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI
TENNIS MASTERS SERIES BY MERCEDES-BENZ
SHANGHAI NEW EXPO CENTRE SHANGHAI, CHINA 6:00 am to
8:00 am
Nov. 14 2002 TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI
TENNIS MASTERS SERIES BY MERCEDES-BENZ
SHANGHAI NEW EXPO CENTRE SHANGHAI, CHINA 6:00 am to
8:00 am
Nov. 15 2002 TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI
TENNIS MASTERS SERIES BY MERCEDES-BENZ
SHANGHAI NEW EXPO CENTRE SHANGHAI, CHINA 6:00 am to
8:00 am
Nov. 16 2002 TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI
TENNIS MASTERS SERIES BY MERCEDES-BENZ
SHANGHAI NEW EXPO CENTRE SHANGHAI, CHINA 2:00 am to
4:00 am
Nov. 16 2002 TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI
TENNIS MASTERS SERIES BY MERCEDES-BENZ
SHANGHAI, , CHINA 3:30 pm to
5:30 pm
Nov. 17 2002 TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI
TENNIS MASTERS SERIES BY MERCEDES-BENZ
SHANGHAI NEW EXPO CENTRE SHANGHAI, CHINA 2:00 am to
4:30 am

Leo7
11-11-2002, 11:55 PM
the error? well Clijsters is 19 years old, not 21.

and wasn't that 7-5 in the 3rd match at Wimbledon 1999, not the USO? maybe i'm wrong, but nevertheless Serena was lucky to get out of that one b/c Kimmy was up 5-3 in the 3rd but couldn't close it out!

Leo7
11-11-2002, 11:57 PM
okay, i'm gonna go. Boston Public is just starting and i love that show. i'm won't be back on tonite so bye everyone. :wavey: amd make sure to give a good cheer for Kimmy when she plays Serena.

GO KIMMY GO! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

TennisHack
11-11-2002, 11:57 PM
Ding ding ding! A prize for the boy :)

The age was the error. I'm actually older than Kimmy, so I was wondering why they suddenly aged her two years :o

That third round match was at the US Open, because that was the first Slam Serena won and Kim almost blocked her path! :eek:

TennisHack
11-11-2002, 11:58 PM
Ciao, Leo! :wavey:

We'll be cheering for her!

Dissident
11-11-2002, 11:59 PM
Alright, Im going to bed now! :wavey:
See ya all tomorrow! :)

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 12:00 AM
Nightynight, hitman! :wavey:

Leo7
11-12-2002, 12:00 AM
oh, a prize! what do i get? :D

damn, just think if Kimmy was able to close out Serena when she had the chance. i bet Davenport would have won that US Open title then, her 4th Grand Slam title. oh well...

:wavey:

Vera
11-12-2002, 12:05 AM
Good night Hitman and bye Leo, when you go. I'm gonna disappear for awhile too but I'll be back later, maybe to follow the Kimmy match score. How come there's no live scoreboard on the TMC site? I was planning to watch the scoreboard for Moya's match at 11 PST my time. Oh well, I'm sure there'll be some kind of livescoreboard on the net somewhere.

Later, guys.:wavey:

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 12:08 AM
Well, if everyone's going . . .

I may be here to follow the scoreboard and I may watch the match, depends on what my TWB's plans are :)

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 01:18 AM
Looks like I'm going to be doing the scoreboard thing tonight ;)

Also, we just went down to the store and it turns out that the Swiss delights (chocolates) are being replaced by bittersweet German chocolate! :eek::eek: I was shocked and/or disappointed.

Also, embarrassed :o as I ran into the kid from Yugoslavia whilst checking out the Toblerone :o:o:o He's good-looking and reminds me of Michel . . .

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 01:39 AM
Kimmy was broken in the first game :( but is fighting to break back.

C'mon Kimmy! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 01:42 AM
Kimmy's now up 2-1 :bounce::bounce:

(That was quick!)

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 01:48 AM
2-all, and Serena has a break point (Kim had some in the last game).

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 01:50 AM
Serena breaks for 3-2 :(

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 01:57 AM
Kimmy has really been challenging Serena's serve tonight, going to duece or getting break points (or breaking) in every game so far! :)

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:01 AM
Serena 4-3

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:07 AM
Serena 5-3, deuce on Kimmy's serve :(

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:10 AM
Kim holds!! :bounce: 5-4

RogiFan
11-12-2002, 02:12 AM
:) Come on, Kimmie!!! You can do it!! What's Serena wearing, Hackie?

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:17 AM
KIM BREAKS!! and goes up 40-0 on her serve at 5-all! :bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:17 AM
I have no idea, RF, I'm following the live scoreboard.

Hey, by the way. I thought I'd be here alone :o

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:18 AM
6-5 KIMMY! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:22 AM
40-0 Serena for a tiebreak :mad:

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:24 AM
Kimmy's got an ad! :D at 6-5

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:26 AM
YESSSSSSSSS! Kimmy takes the first set 7-5!!!!!

:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:27 AM
And she serves to start the second set :D

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:32 AM
She holds for 1-0, but Serena's up 40-0 on her own serve ;)

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:33 AM
1-1, 30-0 Kimmy on serve

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:36 AM
Match stats, first set:

First serve %
Williams 57%
Clijsters 64%

Aces/Double Faults
Williams 3/3
Clijsters 1/5 :eek:

Winners/Unforced Errors
Williams 12/34
Clijsters 3/21 :eek::eek::eek:

Break Points Conversions:
Williams 3/9 = 33%
Clijsters 4/9 = 44%

Total Points Won:
Williams 49
Clijsters 54

HOW is Kimmy winning??!?!

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:37 AM
2-1 Kim on serve :D

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:40 AM
2-all

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:43 AM
3-2, still on serve

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:44 AM
I don't think there's been an easy serve game yet; all have gone to deuce at least once. Exciting match, I'm sure! You guys that see it wil have to tell us about it!! :bounce:

RogiFan
11-12-2002, 02:46 AM
:) I'm off now... yay, Kimmie won the 1st set!! Keep going, Kimmie and win the championship!!! ;)

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:48 AM
Kimmy breaks for 4-2! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:52 AM
5-2 KIMMY!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:53 AM
LOL, can you tell I'm excited? :o

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:54 AM
5-3, Kimmy to serve for the whole deal!

RogiFan
11-12-2002, 02:55 AM
:D I was off to bed... but GO, KIMMIE!!!!! Just win it!!!!! [damn, it's on at the same time as the Shanghai tomorrow!!!];)

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 02:58 AM
OHMYGOD OHMYGOD OHMYGOD OHMYGOD!!

KIM CLIJSTERS IS THE NEW WTA CHAMPION!!!!!! 7-5, 6-3 over Serena Williams, whom she has never, ever beaten in professional play!!!!


AUUUUUUUUUUUUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 03:00 AM
Match stats have not been updated yet, but YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Lee
11-12-2002, 03:00 AM
:bounce: :bounce: Kimmy YOU DID IT :bounce: :bounce:

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 03:02 AM
I can't *wait* to see this match! I'm practially shaking with excitement over here.

:off in search of news & pics:

RogiFan
11-12-2002, 03:03 AM
:bounce: :D

WOO HOO!!! Yes, Kimmie broke the Williams spell!! She deserves it!! That's truly fab! Lleyton must be proud of her!!! And she had a bit of a slump [injury] this year too -- it's great to see players coming back!!! I'm very happy for her!!!

OK, bedtime!

Nite nite Hackie!! Thanks for the scores and commentary!! ;)

Lee
11-12-2002, 03:04 AM
RF, Serena wear the same outfit as the match with Capri.

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 03:05 AM
Match stats have been updated:

1st Serve %
Williams 62%
Clijsters 68%

Aces/Double Faults
Williams 3/3
Clijsters 1/7

Winning % - 1st Serve Pts.
Williams 24 of 45 = 53%
Clijsters 28 of 49 = 57%

Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts.
Williams 13 of 28 = 46%
Clijsters 14 of 23 = 61%

Winners/Unforced Errors
Williams 19/44
Clijsters 5/27

Break Point Conversions
Williams 3 of 10 = 30 %
Clijsters 5 of 10 = 50 %

Net Approaches
Williams 7 of 14 = 50 %
Clijsters 2 of 3 = 67 %

Total Points Won
Williams 67
Clijsters 78

Fastest Match Serve Speed
Williams 117 MPH
Clijsters 110 MPH

Average Match Serve Speed
Williams 101 MPH
Clijsters 94 MPH

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 03:25 AM
Hi Guys!!!

:wavey:

Am sooooo happy for Kimmy. :) She really deserved to win this! She looked very very happy!!!! Papa Leo standing and applauding her...

Am glad i woke up for this.....:D

------------

did you see her splits????:eek:

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 03:26 AM
Mrs. B, you're up early! :eek:

I haven't been able to see the match, but I'm two steps away from totally jumping up and down and screeching. :bounce::bounce:

Apparently Kimmy was soooooo excited, thanking everyone in the crowd and linespeople and all that stuff. Did she cry? I can totally picture her crying ;)

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 03:38 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Mrs. B, you're up early! :eek:

Hackie, i was in dreamland when my alarm clock went off at 3:30 , i went to bed before 2. But i really made that extra effort to get out of bed, watched it in the living room, and i was not disappointed! :)
Kimmy's really so sweet. Unfortunately the audio during their speeches doesn't sound so good here...still, she did acknowledge everyone, altho i didn't catch her mentioning Lleyton...No, she didn't cry, she was all smiles....




:D :D

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 03:41 AM
anyway, night night again...it's almost 6 am here but and there's Marat & Carlos' match at 9.

see u later!

:)

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 03:43 AM
Thanks for getting up to tell us about the match, Mrs. B :)

Kimmy rules :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Hopefully this will spill over into tomorrow's matches and bring us good fortune :D

I also need to go, but I don't know if I can sleep for the excitement!!! I'm sure we're going to hear all about it tomorrow during Lleyton's match :rolleyes: :D

:wavey: Night, all!

Vera
11-12-2002, 06:02 AM
YAY! :bounce: Kimmy
This is the best WTA tourney the whole year, IMO:D for once, my fave won in a big one! I'm almost in tears, almost:D

Now, Marat and Carlos starts right now. I'm a little torn, I think I want Carlos to win but I also want Marat to overtake Baldy. So not sure who to root for.

But in the mean time, I found this Carlos piccie, he is just too goodlooking in this one so I must share:D

Vera
11-12-2002, 06:21 AM
Oh, so the match won't start until 4pm so it's another 45 mins to wait so I guess I won't wait.

Before I go, I wish Juanqui best of luck. If he wins this one, I'll probably be in tears, tears of joy.

VAMOS JUANQUI, YOU'RE THE BEST, YOU CAN BEAT THEM ALL!!!

And a piccie for good luck! :kiss:

Dissident
11-12-2002, 07:08 AM
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!

KIM!!!!!!!!!!!!

:O:O:O

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Layla
11-12-2002, 09:56 AM
Morning guys! :wavey: :D

It has begun. :bounce: But before Shanghai, there's another matter a need to talk about.

OH... MY... GOD!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

KIMMY WON!!!

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif

I can't believe it! I just found out as the replay of the women's final was just after the first Shanghai match. I'm ecstatically happy! Beating Serena and winning the Championship. It doesn't get much better than that. :D Now she's definitely ready to win some slams! ;) GO KIMMY! You're the greatest! :kiss:

The match between Safin and Moya was brilliant. Such a difference from the first women's matches in L.A. It was a true pop-corn match. And while I like both of them very much, I'm very happy that Carloy won. :) Now Hewitt and Costa are warming up. GO LLEYTON! :bounce: Not that he needs much encouragement. ;)

Right, now I'll go read all the posts, seeing as I wasn't around yesterday. ;)

Layla
11-12-2002, 10:11 AM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Hitman, you're a cutie! :)

You could be Guga's brother with your warm Brazilian smile...:D

I second that. :D You really are a cutie and I love your smile! :) Feel free to post some more pics. ;)

Leo7
11-12-2002, 10:23 AM
Kimmy! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: congrats on the biggest title of your young career! :)

Clijsters now goes into 2003 with all the momentum, having won 3 of the last 4 tourneys she played during the fall indoor season. alright! :) she'll definitely be a threat at the Aus Open again next year, and she won't settle with just the semifinals.

Leo7
11-12-2002, 10:24 AM
Carlos! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: congrats on your RR win over Marat! :)

just 1 more and you are in to the semis... you can do it, Moya!

Leo7
11-12-2002, 10:26 AM
okay i'm gonna go and watch some more of the Hewitt-Costa match before i have to leave. :wavey:

btw Hackie, PMac back with Mal Washington. i'm thinking Cliffy D must be on an airplane from LA to Shanghai. ;)

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 10:26 AM
When did everyone start posting their pics in here? :o Maybe I'll throw mine up some day,when I'm in the sharing mood ;)

Marat lost to Moya :( I wanted Moya to lose all three so he couldn't pass Ferrero *giggles*

Buenos Dias :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 10:27 AM
OMG - Pmac and Mal? *barf*

Layla
11-12-2002, 10:28 AM
Originally posted by leecal
I think Juanqui and Marat are the best looking ones with the outfit. :D

I thoroughly agree with that. Marat always looks good in such attires and Juanqui looks like an ancient swordsman, ready for his duel. ;) Carlos also looks good in it. I saw him on Eurosport for a few seconds and he was gorgeous. The red color really suits him.

LMAO at the little girl running away from Marat's overwhelming charm. ;) He must have been really embarrased.

I like the outfits and the whole organization of the tournament. And Eurosport shows brief inteviews with both players (they are still dressing in thier special attires) before the matches. :) Did I mention that ALL of the matches will be live on Eurosport? :D They start at 9 am every morning. I love Eurosport right now!

Layla
11-12-2002, 10:31 AM
Buenos dias Becca and Leo! :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 10:32 AM
:wavey: Layla

Leo7
11-12-2002, 10:34 AM
:wavey: buh-bye. i'm off.

oh come on, how can you not love Pmac and Cliffy? like Hackie said, they are the Dynamic Duo. :D

Costa got one break back against Hewitt. still down 2-4.

Layla
11-12-2002, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


:o

What can I say, I love Nordic people :o

You're not alone in this TH. ;) Thomas IS looking mighty fine. :)

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 10:45 AM
I can not like them because they are SO dumb, ugh! :p

Thomas who? Enqvist? :D

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 10:48 AM
Am I the only one who shamelessly saves hundres of jpg files to her hard drive, of tennis players?

I'm approaching the 200 mark for a certain one :eek:

Layla
11-12-2002, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Where's Layla, I wonder :confused: I think she's kidding us when she says she doesn't have a life! :eek::o;)

LMAO! I had a pretty busy day, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it life. :o First I spent almost half a day shopping for a dress with no success. :( All the clothes look exactly the same, and I don't like any of them. No wonder everyone looks the same on the streets. :rolleyes: Well I refuse to accept that. I've always worn clothes that suited my particular style, whatever that was at different times in my life. In the past few years I've taken to wearing dresses and skirts and guess what. None of the shops I've been to have ANY dresses at all. Not a single model. :mad: I don't mean silly glittery dresses they start selling around New Years' either. I just want a simple, long dress with long sleeves. Is that too much to ask? I love long dresses and skirts. I have a sleeveless one that I wear all summer. It's all faded and worn by now. ;)

Anyway, I wasted the first half of the day and then I had my best friend's sister over for an English lesson and she stayed almost 3 hours. By the time she left it was almost evening and I wanted to write some horrorscopes before tennis starts, because I knew I wouldn't be able to do much worked from Tuesday on. ;) So I decided to be disciplined and not come to the atpworld at all. I also went to bed earlier than usual because I had to get up early to watch tennis. ;)

Well folks, there it is. My exciting life. :p

Layla
11-12-2002, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Am I the only one who shamelessly saves hundres of jpg files to her hard drive, of tennis players?

I'm approaching the 200 mark for a certain one :eek:

Er, no you're not. :o But now that I have a cd burner, I'll just save the photos on a cd and delete most of them.

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 10:54 AM
Thanks for letting us in Layla ;)

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 10:55 AM
Yay, I'm not crazy ;)

Hey, my Xmas present to all of you lol - when I go home for xmas I'm going to scan a bunch of my Ferrero pics and I'll post them.

My dad has a scanner, so I'll do it there :D

THey aren't all that good, but it's the thought that countslol

Layla
11-12-2002, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


LMAO!! "Juan Carlos, I've taken a poll among your most active supporters, and we agree: the goatee has got to go."

LOL! Actually, I don't mind it if he doesn't shave. I'm not against facial hair. ;) He looks great in Shanghai from what I've seen. :D

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 10:58 AM
I missed that post - who is TH quoting there? WHo said that? lol

Layla
11-12-2002, 11:39 AM
Yay Becca, we'll finally see your pics! :bounce: That's a great Xmas present. :)

TH wasn't quoting anyone, it's just something she contemplating saying to Juanqui. ;)

Sorry for a late reply, I was reading the posts and watching the match. I can't believe Costa won a match of Hewitt! :eek: It's 6-2 4-6 now and they've just started the deciding set. Hewitt is not playing terribly well I must admit. I don't think he'll make it out of his group if he plays like that. :( Which means Agassi will be the new number one. :mad: Oh well, I won't get upset just yet.

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 11:45 AM
Well AA has to win several matches too. Doesn't he have to make the finals? He is 88 points behind I thought? So don't worry just yet.

I'm rooting for Costa, just to win one match. Three Spaniards in the top ten if he does that :)

And no need to be sorry ;)

I'm doing ten things at once it's ALL good :D

And I agree with TH on this one - he looks better shaven. He also looks better with less yellow hair ;)

Layla
11-12-2002, 12:26 PM
Yes I know, I know. Nobody likes his beard. ;) I prefer him clean shaven too, but I don't mind his unshaven look either. :)

Right, the match is over. Hewitt won after all. :) 6-2 4-6 6-3 I'd be shocked if it was otherwise.

But now for the match of the day! :D ;)

VAMOS JUANQUI!!! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif

http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/MexWave.gif

Layla
11-12-2002, 12:34 PM
They're on court, warming up. :) http://www.jordysworld.de/emoticons/per08.gif http://www.jordysworld.de/emoticons/per08.gif http://www.jordysworld.de/emoticons/per08.gif

Dissident
11-12-2002, 12:36 PM
Hello! :wavey:

Dissident
11-12-2002, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
When did everyone start posting their pics in here? :o Maybe I'll throw mine up some day,when I'm in the sharing mood ;)


Its hardly everybody!
We were 4 or 5 brave ones. The others are still hiding! :p
But oh well, I know how you look after all. :p

Layla
11-12-2002, 12:41 PM
Hola! :wavey:

Are you watching the match?

Dissident
11-12-2002, 12:42 PM
yeah I am :)

Dissident
11-12-2002, 12:47 PM
Shit, Ill have to go now
:(

Bye bye people! Good luck to Juanqui. And especially, that it gets to be a good match. :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 12:49 PM
I wish I had this match on tv live :sad:

Or maybe even at all! :fiery:

Hitman - 4 or 5?! I only say you and Emma - Who'd I miss ? :D

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 12:51 PM
Fed broke serve - DOWN WITH FED :fiery:

Layla
11-12-2002, 12:54 PM
Juanqui practically handed him the break with a bad FH mistake and then a double fault. :eek: :mad:

Vamos Juanqui! You can do better than this!

Layla
11-12-2002, 12:55 PM
Federer leads 4-2, Juanqui just held to love. :) That was a great game for him.

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 12:55 PM
Good morning, everyone! :wavey:

I'm still soooooooo thrilled at Kimmy's win :bounce: LOL :) So, before we start with the match, I want to post the article and pictures from her victory :) Maybe she will bring us good luck.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20021112/capt.1037080089wta_championships_las107.jpg
Kim Clijsters of Belgium celebrates a point during her 7-5, 6-3 victory over Serena Williams in the finals of the 2002 WTA Championships at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 11, 2002. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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Kim Clijsters of Belgium reacts after defeating Serena Williams 7-5 6-3 during the finals of the Home Depot Championships in Los Angeles, November 11, 2002. The fifth-seeded Clijsters needed just 85 minutes to dispose of the defending champion and collect a third title in her last four tournaments. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters)

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Kim Clijsters of Belgium kisses the Billie Jean King Trophy after defeating Serena Williams 7-5, 6-3 in the finals of the 2002 WTA Championships at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 11, 2002. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Clijsters joins exclusive club by beating Serena Williams
By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer
November 12, 2002

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kim Clijsters did something only four other players have this year: beat Serena Williams.

Clijsters defeated Williams 7-5, 6-3 on Monday night at the season-ending WTA Championships -- the biggest event other than the Grand Slam tournaments. She also ended Williams' 18-match winning streak and her own five-match losing streak to the American.

"It feels amazing. I don't think I'm realizing at the moment what I've done,'' she said. "I couldn't believe when she missed that match point. I had goosebumps all over my body.''

Clijsters, a 19-year-old Belgian who is projected to finish fourth in the final WTA Tour rankings, only managed six winners to 19 by Williams, but she converted five of 10 break chances in the nearly 1 1/2 -hour match at Staples Center in front of 10,232.

"It's been an incredible week for me,'' said Clijsters, who defeated No. 2 Venus Williams in the semifinals when she retired with an injured leg.

Clijsters became the first player since Martina Hingis in the 2001 Australian Open to beat the Williams sisters in the same tournament and only the fourth ever.

"I know that if I keep my consistency up throughout the whole match, I'm capable of getting close to winning matches against them,'' Clijsters said. "It all comes down to a few points.''

Williams committed 44 unforced errors, mostly on her backhand. She finished with a 56-5 record, won French, Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles and ended the year as the world's top-ranked player.

"Kim played really well. She earned the win,'' Williams said. "I like that I didn't win because I'm so motivated to win the Australian Open and all the tournaments after that.''

Clijsters didn't drop a set in four matches, tied the record for fewest games lost (14) en route to the title and earned $765,000 from the $3 million purse.

"She's always had a lot of talent,'' Williams said. "She has a very good future. We'll see what next year will bring.''

After a tired Williams barely got a forehand back, Clijsters rushed the net and put away a forehand winner on match point. She dropped her racket and buried her face in her hands in disbelief. Clijsters then fired a ball into the crowd and gave a thumbs-up sign.

There were seven service breaks in the first set, when Williams led 5-3 before losing the final four games.

In the second, Clijsters served at 2-2. At deuce, she daringly tried a drop shot that landed on the line, then Williams returned Clijsters' serve long and Clijsters led 3-2. Williams dropped her serve at love to trail 4-2.

Clijsters survived a break point at 30-40 on her serve to force deuce. She hit a service winner, then Williams netted a backhand service return to trail 5-2. Williams held in the next game for 5-3 before Clijsters served out the match.

"I tried to make her make the mistakes,'' Clijsters said. "She wasn't moving as well as she normally does.''

Clijsters joined Americans Chanda Rubin and Meghann Shaughnessy, Patty Schnyder of Switzerland and Belgian Justine Henin as the only players to beat Williams this year.

Serena Williams won the tournament a year ago in Germany when Lindsay Davenport defaulted because of injury. Williams was coming off a tough three-set semifinal win over No. 3 Jennifer Capriati on Sunday.

"I was happy to make it this far. This whole week, I don't think I played very well at all,'' Williams said. "I feel like I'm 98 years old. Everything is broke and I'm ready to go home. An old lady in a young woman's body.''

Williams earned $382,000 as runner-up, pushing her season earnings to a record $3,657,826. That bettered the $3,457,049 earned in 2000 by Hingis.

In the doubles final, No. 3 Elena Dementieva of Russia and Janette Husarova of Slovakia defeated fifth-seeded Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Elena Likhovtseva of Russia 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. The winners split $290,000.

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 12:57 PM
LOL, it took a little longer than I thought :o

VAMOS, JUANQUI! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 12:58 PM
Has anyone else ever noticed that Kim has great hair? :D

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 12:58 PM
Another article:

Clijsters upsets Serena Williams to win WTA Championships

November 12, 2002

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) - Kim Clijsters not only stunned Serena Williams to capture the WTA Championships on Monday night, she sent a message regarding the invincibility of the world's top player.

Clijsters posted a surprising 7-5, 6-3 victory over the top-seeded American in 85 minutes in the final of the $6 million season-ending event at Staples Center.

"You don't really realize how it feels," Clijsters said. "This is definitely my biggest win, and it feels incredible. At the time, I couldn't believe when she missed that match point. I couldn't believe I won. Maybe at that time I had goosebumps all over my body. It was amazing."

In defeating Williams for the first time in six meetings, Clijsters handed the No. 1 player just her fifth loss of the season.

"I think Venus and Serena have played so well these last few years and have been up there (in the rankings)," Clijsters said. "I think it's nice for the other players to see that they are beatable, and I think that will motivate some other players."

The fifth-seeded Clijsters captured her fourth title of the year and ninth of her career. By winning two of her previous three events, she arrived in Los Angeles as one of the hottest players on tour, second only to Williams, and dropped just 19 games en route to the title.

Clijsters' path was made easier Sunday, when Serena's older sister, second seed Venus Williams, retired in their semifinal with a leg injury after dropping the first five games of the opening set. She became the fourth woman to defeat both Williams sisters in the same tournament.

"I didn't really beat Venus," Clijsters said. "It feels amazing. I don't think I'm realizing at the moment what I've done."

The 19-year-old Belgian had just six winners but won 47 percent of Serena Williams' first serves and took advantage of 44 unforced errors by her opponent. Clijsters, who earned $765,000, had seven double faults but won 59 percent of her first serves and 61 percent on her second serve. Her foe won just 46 percent of her second service points and was broken five times.

"I was just going to try to bring as many balls back as I could," Clijsters said. "I tried to make her make the mistakes. That's what you have to try to do against her. I was very motivated. I lost to her five times already. It's great to have that win here right now."

Williams, who took the entire month of October off and played just 13 events this year, was asked if fatigue was an issue after her intense three-set semifinal victory over Jennifer Capriati.

"I don't know if it was because of a long match or now," she said. "Maybe, maybe not. I don't know. Kim played really well tonight. I don't want to take any credit away from Kim. She deserved the win and got the win. I wouldn't necessarily say that just because Jennifer pushed me. It's just that my body feels pretty old right now."

Williams had her winning streak stopped at 18 matches. Her last loss also came in Los Angeles - a quarterfinal setback to Chanda Rubin at the JPMorgan Chase Open in August. Still, the 21-year-old Williams finished the year ranked No. 1 for the first time in her career.

After missing the Australian Open due to an ankle injury, she won the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open - beating Venus in the final at each Grand Slam - and five other events to lead the tour with eight titles.

"I wish I could have done a little better in this tournament, but, hey, I think I had a decent year," Williams said. "I won three Slams. I guess that's all right. My most important Slam was the Wimbledon and U.S. Open. I always wanted to win Wimbledon and load up the trophy (case), all the history behind it, and becoming No. 1, I didn't even know I was going to be No. 1. I thought about it. I'm the best in tennis in the world, at least on the women's side."

Williams, who failed to defend the title she won last year in Munich and was denied a chance to become the first woman to win $4 million in a season, plans to use this loss as motivation for next year.

"I like that I didn't win today because I'm so motivated right now to win the Australian Open," she said. "After I didn't play the Australian (this year), I got super-motivated. I told myself I was going to win the French, Wimbledon, U.S. Open. Sometimes for me, I need to take a step back and say, `Keep going ahead and ahead.'"

Clijsters was broken twice in the first set, including the first game of the match, but answered each time. In the 12th game, she rallied from 0-40 to break Williams and win the set in 53 minutes. Clijsters gained the crucial break in the second set in the sixth game and saved a break point in her next service game.

"When I lost my serve games, I said, `Try to win that first point because that can be a very big key in every game," Clijsters said. "If you get that first one, you can work yourself into the game if you have a few lucky shots. There was a few very long rallies and I got (the breaks) back.

"Those are the games and points that you have to try to take and the chance you have to take. I just kept fighting. I don't think I really realized at the time I was down."

This was the biggest win of Clijsters' career. She reached the final of the French Open last year and was two points away from winning but lost to Capriati in the third set, 10-9.

"It's still pretty amazing for me to realize all of this and what I have achieved," the Belgian teen said. "I'm only 19. It's incredible. I can never have imagined I would have been sitting here speaking after a win. I don't see myself - I know I play tennis and I play tennis because I enjoy it. I'm not there to be famous or anything."

In doubles, Russia's Elena Dementieva and Slovakia's Janette Husarova rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Elena Likhovtseva of Russia. The third-seeded team split $290,000

Layla
11-12-2002, 01:00 PM
Juanqui is serving to stay in the set at 2-5. VAMOS!

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 01:01 PM
JUAN-QUI! :clap clap clap: JUAN-QUI! :clap clap clap: JUAN-QUI! :clap clap clap: JUAN-QUI! :clap clap clap:

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 01:03 PM
YAY - at least if he loses the next game, he will serve first in the second!

Layla
11-12-2002, 01:05 PM
Juanqui held, but so did Roger. :( First set to Federer 6-3. :sad:

Vamos Juanqui! Fight back! You really need to win this.

Let's bounce for him!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 01:06 PM
Ugh--unfortunately I have to go now :( Hopefully Juan Carlos can turn this match around, although I don't think serve-volley will throw off his opponent quite as much as it did in the story ;)

Woohoo for PMac!! I hope Mal is soon replaced by Cliffy so we can have to old team back together again :D

I'll be back soon! :wavey:

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 01:07 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Layla
11-12-2002, 01:07 PM
Btw, for people who were complaining about his serve. Juanqui's serve is just about the only thing keeping him in this match. If it wasn't for great serving (first serve percentage very high), it could be worse, and that's happened in a few matches in the last few months. Who would have though his serve would save him? But I do agree his serve is inconsistent. For instance, it's not brilliant in this first game of the second set. :(

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 01:19 PM
I'm not surprised about his serve saving him.

He served quite well against Arthurs at the US Open, and his serve was the only thing that kept him from not being killed by Koubek in Toronto.

His serve is under-rated.

Layla
11-12-2002, 01:37 PM
Bye TH and Hitman! :wavey: Have a good day. :)

Juanqui is playing better in the second set. Not that he was particularly bad in the first, just a few too many UEs. Federer was amazing in the first set but now they are prettly level.

4-3 for Juanqui in the second set, but going with serve.

COME ON JUAN CARLOS! Break him now! :bounce:

Layla
11-12-2002, 01:41 PM
Roger held. 4-4 :(

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 01:42 PM
5-4? Wow my scoreboard is behind a few games :confused: :sad:

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 01:43 PM
ooh you changed it ;)

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 01:44 PM
Ferrero is now having a - predictabley - shitty service game it seems :(

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 01:45 PM
Roger serves for the match :rolleyes:

Layla
11-12-2002, 01:45 PM
Fuck! Ferrero got broken. :fiery:

5-4 Federer, he will be serving for the match now. :sad:

Please, break him back Juanqui! :(

Layla
11-12-2002, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Ferrero is now having a - predictabley - shitty service game it seems :(

Yeah, I got ahead of myself. ;) Wishful thinking.

It wasn't really a shitty service game, even though he started with a double fault. Roger was just too good.

Layla
11-12-2002, 01:50 PM
40-15

2 match points :sad:

Fight Juanqui!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, it's all over. :sad: :sad: :sad:

Roger finished it with an ace. It was an amazing performance by Roger. Like I said, Juanqui was playing well, it just wasn't good enough.

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 01:51 PM
I now hate Roger, for the next 5 hours or so.

I also have to do a stats assignment now.

So audios :wavey:

Layla
11-12-2002, 01:51 PM
Strangely enough, I wasn't really nervous and now I'm not too upset. Just the fact that he's here in Shanghai is great news, whether or not he makes it to the semis.

Layla
11-12-2002, 01:52 PM
Hasta la vista Becca! :wavey:

I'm gonna go too. I have some work to do.

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 01:53 PM
Oh I'm upset :sad: - - about the fact I have to do my stats that is.

Meh to the rest.

:wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 01:53 PM
See you on the flip side ;)

ILR
11-12-2002, 03:04 PM
*wonders if she should be here*

Hi :wavey:

Just thought Id say hello :) Peedy posted his pic,but other than that I think just me and Hitman.

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 03:23 PM
Leecal did too, but a blurry one. I'll post mine before i go on my long trip...

*wonders if it's safe to hang out here today*

ILR
11-12-2002, 05:43 PM
Hmm it is really deseted today.Im lonely where is everyone? :(

ILR
11-12-2002, 05:43 PM
Oh yeah Mrs.B,I remember Lee posted hers, taken by her son.Well I know what you look like anyway ;)

ILR
11-12-2002, 05:49 PM
Vera!I can see you :wavey:

Vera
11-12-2002, 05:52 PM
Hi Emma and Mrs. B.

Sorry that I won't be sticking around. I'm a little upset:sad: :sad: :sad: and grumpy since I woke up so early this morning to check the score and couldn't get back to sleep after I found out.:( I'll come by later when I get over it. Hopefully, soon.

You guys have a good day!
:wavey:

ILR
11-12-2002, 05:53 PM
oooooo OK I understand.See you later then :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 05:59 PM
Okay, it's been several hours, and I'm over it ;)

It took forever to do some totally lame lab this afternoon, because the computer was being stupid. GRAR @ the Stats lab computers!

Then I went to the library to work on the computers there, so I'd get it out of the way - and ALL of them were taken! So I had to come back here, and now won't be done it till like 10pm, because I'm lazy (it's due at midnight, because they don't pick it up till the morning, and the pick up place closes at midnight).

GRAR!

Anyhow, I'll post my pic in a second - I did it on wtaworld a while ago, but ended up deleting it (for rather amusing reasons) -

ILR
11-12-2002, 06:01 PM
lol Becca. :wavey:

any other computer except your own sucks ;) Im waiting for your pic

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 06:08 PM
Well I have a pic problem.

It's too big, and I don't know how to resize on this computer.

Scott did this for me ages ago, but I lost the copy that was shrunk.

So I'll have to wait till someone who can do that for me comes online :(

ILR
11-12-2002, 06:10 PM
Hackie can do it.:) she did mine for me.But shes not been around yet.

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 06:14 PM
Well I'm checking with someone right now, so maybe lol

ILR
11-12-2002, 06:15 PM
lol OK well Im going now for a bit,I expect to see it here when I get back!:p :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 06:19 PM
bbyyyeeeee :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 06:54 PM
Well I'm one of these ;)

Guess ;)

*fun game, cough*

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 07:10 PM
:wavey: Hi again.

My internet access was down for a few hours, hence my not being around :(

Aww, my bliss and happiness is gone :( What a depressing way to start the Cup.

I'll post some piccies from today's match.

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 07:12 PM
Preparing to serve

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 07:13 PM
Sounds like his backhand let him down today :(

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 07:13 PM
Disappointment evident :sad:

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 07:16 PM
Happier times :)

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 07:19 PM
But not for long :(

Sorry, Nacho . . . .

Former world No. 1 Sanchez-Vicario retires

November 12, 2002

BARCELONA, Spain (Ticker) - Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, a former world No. 1 and a winner of four Grand Slam titles, announced her retirement on Tuesday.

Sanchez-Vicario confirmed her departure from the WTA Tour at a press conference near her native Barcelona.

"It's not been easy, but I think the time has come for me to abandon tennis," she said at her packed press conference, which was held at her family-owned Open Sports Club. "My motives are personal. Up to now, all my life has been tennis. It's been a great effort, but in exchange I have got what any professional sports person could want."

After turning professional in June 1985, the 30-year-old won 29 tournaments, including the French Open three times and the U.S. Open once. She appeared in eight other major finals.

Sanchez-Vicario earned the nickname, "the Barcelona Bumblebee" for her buzzing, tenacious style. Her older brothers Emilio and Javier Sanchez competed on the men's tour, with Emilio coaching her after he retired.

In 1988, Sanchez-Vicario won her first title at the Belgian Open at age 16 years, 11 months. A year later, she upset Steffi Graf, 7-6 (10-8), 3-6, 7-5, in the French Open final to become the first Spanish woman to win at Roland Garros. At the time, she was the youngest French Open champion at 17 years, six months.

The Spaniard won the French and U.S. Opens in 1994 and became the No. 1 player on February 6, 1995. She did not win a Grand Slam title that year, but reached the final at the first three majors.

Sanchez-Vicario once held the top ranking in both singles and doubles simultaneously. She captured 67 doubles titles and several mixed doubles crowns.

In her most recent competitive appearance, Sanchez-Vicario was part of the Spanish team that lost to Slovakia in the Federation Cup finals earlier this month. She lost the deciding match to Janette Husarova, 6-0, 6-2.

However, she did set records for most Fed Cup matches (100), most Fed Cup ties (58) and most Fed Cup finals appearances (10, shared with Conchita Martinez. She helped Spain win the competition five times and collected four medals at four Olympics.

Sanchez-Vicario did not win a title this year, with her best result a runner-up finish at the French Community Championships in June. She completed the season ranked 54th.

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Vera
11-12-2002, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Disappointment evident :sad:

Indeed!:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: and me too!

Vera
11-12-2002, 07:22 PM
And Arantxa:sad: :sad: :sad:
Sad day overall!

Vera
11-12-2002, 07:27 PM
Hi TH:wavey:

I have a computer question. I got a greeting card from a ex-boss who I haven't spoke to for 3 years. It's very unexpected since he's a VP of a 2 billion dollar company and I wasn't too high up to get him to think of me at years later. So the email directed me to go to a site to download the greeting card and I'm very sceptical of downloading anything. And I don't have a virus program in my computer:rolleyes: Do you know if it's safe to download (also, the greeting card site, never hear of). I mean, is it common that you can get a virus by downloading sth in a public site?

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 07:28 PM
We can cry together :sad::sad:

RogiFan
11-12-2002, 07:29 PM
:( :sad: So sad to see Arantxa retire -- it's been tough for her ever since she got divorced, then her career started to go down... she was my favourite WTA player... I hope she'll be happier w a new career!!

Poor Juanqui... looking so downcast after Rogi the "debutante" had his way with him...

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Hi TH:wavey:

I have a computer question. I got a greeting card from a ex-boss who I haven't spoke to for 3 years. It's very unexpected since he's a VP of a 2 billion dollar company and I wasn't too high up to get him to think of me at years later. So the email directed me to go to a site to download the greeting card and I'm very sceptical of downloading anything. And I don't have a virus program in my computer:rolleyes: Do you know if it's safe to download (also, the greeting card site, never hear of). I mean, is it common that you can get a virus by downloading sth in a public site?

As far as I know, you can't get a virus from a public website. I'm doing a search now, to see, but if all else fails, go with your gut and don't download it.

Whoops, here are some websites about greeting-card viruses: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/virtual.card.hoax.html

http://www.viruslist.com/eng/index.html?tnews=1008&id=57614

http://www.lava.net/~higak/chain/virus/virtualcard.htm

I don't know if they really answer your question, but like I said before, go with your gut if you aren't sure. Why would be be trying to contact you, I wonder? That's the weird part.

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 07:39 PM
Also, here is the Norton AntiVirus website:

http://www.symantec.com/product/index_homecomp.html

. . . and McAfee:

http://www.mcafee.com/anti-virus/default.asp

You should definitely get some antivirus software of some sort!

Vera
11-12-2002, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I don't know if they really answer your question, but like I said before, go with your gut if you aren't sure. Why would be be trying to contact you, I wonder? That's the weird part.

Thx for the info, I'll check those sites out.
That's the thing, I really wonder why he would send me a greeting card, it's so weird but it's not totally impossible, so I'm curious to see what he said in the greeting card. But I don't want to risk, of course.

Anyway, I'll think about it and do some research first before I decide that. Thanks.

Lee
11-12-2002, 07:45 PM
:wavey: Hi whoever is here! :wavey:

Have my first Tae Kwon Do class this morning and my lower back is killing me now but it's fun!

Can't help to share these cuties with everyone.

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 07:47 PM
Arantxa :sad:

I used to root for her way back in the day ;)

Vera
11-12-2002, 07:50 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


http://www.viruslist.com/eng/index.html?tnews=1008&id=57614



That's it. This article mentioned the site: friendgreetings.com sending spam to big corporate...But it said it's not a virus and didn't mention it has the ability to spread using victim's email address. So now I'm curious to know how come I would get it from my big boss:confused:

But anyhow, that answers the question, I should most definitely ignore it then. Well, a little disappointed since I was quite happy that the big boss thought of me:o

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 07:50 PM
OMG leecal :D Thanks for the babies :bounce:

:D

Vera
11-12-2002, 07:51 PM
Hi Lee and Becca:wavey:

Becca, are you the one at the back in the pic?

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 07:57 PM
Nah, that's my freind Melissa ;)

I'm drunk and squinting for some reason :confused:

But it's the only one I have that isn't of my butt :D

Lee
11-12-2002, 07:59 PM
The title of the baby pic is 'Topless dancers at the bar'. :D

Lee
11-12-2002, 07:59 PM
Hi Becca, are you the second on the left?

Lee
11-12-2002, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca

But it's the only one I have that isn't of my butt :D

Oops! Guess is the first one then.

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 08:03 PM
No I'm not second on the left either. You guys struck out ;)

Topless at the bar? HILARIOUS :D

Chloe le Bopper
11-12-2002, 08:13 PM
Anyhow, this thread isn't loading well, and I have some work to do anyhow.

Talk to you pepes later :wavey:

Lee
11-12-2002, 08:17 PM
Even I expect Arantxa announce her retirement today, it's still sad to see her go. :sad:

Now I have about 4 hours of tennis tape to go through.

:wavey: Bye Becca! Bye Vera! :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-12-2002, 08:46 PM
Hi again, thread!:wavey:

Overall a good day for me, i saw Kim win her Championship match against Serena; Rogi win his match (sorry, Juanqui), and Rogi's hometeam, FC Basel, has made it to the second round of the Champion's League. It was a draw with Liverpool at 3 all but they needed only 1 point to make it. (sorry, Emma)

----
Lee, nice pics. Those babies look sooo cute. :hearts:

Becca, you look Spanish! ;)

Hackie, thanks for the Arantxa news, however sad. She was such a spunky player during her time. I remember her match in RG in '89 (the year i moved to Europe) where she played inspired tennis against Graf.

and RF, details, pls. I didn't know she was already divorced! :eek:
Por que?

ILR
11-12-2002, 08:49 PM
:sad::sad::sad: Its OK Mrs.B.We cant win everything!God listen to me.:rolleyes: At least we made a fight of it.We'll be back next year.I have a feeling that this is our bad patch,thats 2 games we've lost in a row.Well I have another team to back now ;) Check the CL thread

ILR
11-12-2002, 08:50 PM
Thanks for posting your pic Becca!:D

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Hackie, thanks for the Arantxa news, however sad. She was such a spunky player during her time. I remember her match in RG in '89 (the year i moved to Europe) where she played inspired tennis against Graf.

and RF, details, pls. I didn't know she was already divorced! :eek:
Por que?

I remember all of her battles against Steffi at Wimbly, those are probably my first tennis memories :) And how she could never beat her :o

I think, though I'm not positive, that Arantxa got divorced pretty soon after she was married, but she never dropped her new surname (Vicario). I have no idea why.

Guess it wasn't that big of a help :o

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 11:16 PM
More Kimmy pictures!

(I have to go back to SOMETHING good!)

http://www.sanexwta.com/assets/story_image/ClijstersWave111102.jpg
Kim Clijsters gives a victory wave to the crowd after defeating world #1 Serena Williams for the Home Depot Championships singles title

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 11:17 PM
All smiles :):):):):)

http://www.sanexwta.com/assets/story_image/ClijstersMJF111102.jpg
Kim Clijsters is interviewed on live ESPN-TV after winning the singles championships title

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 11:17 PM
http://www.sanexwta.com/assets/story_image/ClijstersTrophy111102.jpg
Kim Clijsters holds up the 'Billie Jean King Trophy' after winning the singles championship match against world #1 Serena Williams

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 11:18 PM
http://www.sanexwta.com/assets/story_image/ClijstersPress1111002.jpg
During her postmatch press conference, Kim Clijsters calls her victory 'the most important match of her career'.

TennisHack
11-12-2002, 11:19 PM
But I think this is my favorite picture of the whole tournament :)

Leo7
11-13-2002, 02:31 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
I now hate Roger, for the next 5 hours or so.

I also have to do a stats assignment now.

So audios :wavey:

i'll hate him for the next 5 days if Juanqui doesn't make the TMC semis. :fiery: :sad: :fiery: :sad: :fiery: :sad:

is is correct that Ferrero will now have to win his 2 remaining matches against Gagassi and Novak? and how did he play today?

Leo7
11-13-2002, 02:36 AM
oh, what cute pics of Kimmy. she is so adorable. :) i loved her speech too, very funny.

Leo7
11-13-2002, 02:58 AM
i'm too lazy too read all the posts from today. :rolleyes:

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 02:59 AM
:wavey: Hallo, Leo. You should read the posts from today, they answer all of your questions ;)

Meanwhile, I'm still celebrating Kimmy's win :o

Clijsters Wins Final, Capping Impressive Run
By MICHAEL ARKUSH


LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 -- The year might have belonged to Serena Williams, who captured three Grand Slam tournaments and finished as the best women's player in the world. But the night belonged to Kim Clijsters.


The fifth-seeded Clijsters completed a most unlikely sweep of the Williams sisters with a 7-5, 6-3 triumph in 1 hour 25 minutes over Serena Williams in tonight's final of the season-ending WTA Championships at the Staples Center.

A day earlier in the semifinals, Clijsters prevailed when Venus Williams, trailing by 5-0 in the first set, was forced to retire with a calf injury.

"It's unbelievable," said Clijsters, who had never beaten Serena Williams in five previous matches. "It's been an incredible week for me. I don't even think that I realize what's happening at the moment. I worked so hard. You have to always keep fighting."

For Williams, the loss ended an 18-match winning streak. Her last setback also came in Southern California, in August to Chanda Rubin. She finished her season with 56 victories and 5 defeats.

"Kim played really well," Williams said. "She earned the win. She's a very fast player. I was happy to make it this far."

Williams, as expected, came up with more winners than Clijsters, 19-6. But she also produced 44 errors. Clijsters, who earned $765,000 for the victory, had only 27 errors.

Clijsters, who did not drop a set all week in victories over her fellow Belgian Justine Henin and Rubin, was able to chase down the kind of powerful ground strokes that usually win points for Williams.

Williams, who outdueled Jennifer Capriati in a captivating three-set semifinal on Sunday, also lost a chance to become the first player to earn $4 million in a season on the women's tour.

"Obviously, I had a decent year," she said. "I like that I didn't win. I'm so motivated right now to win the Australian Open. Sometimes for me, I need to take a step back."

It was Clijsters's fourth victory of the year. She is likely to end the year as the world's fourth-ranked player.

After Williams secured a break in the opening game, it appeared as if it would be a long or, rather, short night for Clijsters. But somehow she managed to get the break right back, saving two game points.

Williams was displaying the same level of inconsistency that had plagued her in the opening set of matches last week against Jelena Dokic and Capriati. On both occasions, she lost the first three games before she found her form.

At 2-2, after another break of Clijsters, Williams seized control again. But Clijsters broke back once more. Williams broke her in the next game and then held to go up, 5-3. But after Clijsters held to remain in the set, Williams was unable to serve out for the set.

Suddenly, remarkably, it was 5-5.

After Clijsters held, a tie breaker seemed a certainty. But Williams lost a 40-0 lead, netting a forehand that gave Clijsters the first set.

In the second set, each player held until the sixth game, when Clijsters broke Williams at love, going up by 4-2. In the next game, at 30-30, she came up with two powerful serves in a row to stave off Williams.

Once again, the Staples Center had many empty seats (the attendance was 10,232). The afternoon sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday attracted only a few hundred people each day, a big disappointment for a prestigious event that had done well at Madison Square Garden before being moved to Munich last year.

As expected, Kevin Wulff, chief executive of the WTA, attempted to offer a broader view.

"Any successful tournament takes time to build," Wulff said. "We have never had extremely well-attended events on any Wednesday or Thursday, whether it be New York, Munich and here."

At the same time, Wulff said the WTA would look into modifying the tournament's format.

"We're going to come up with a concept that really sets these championships apart from the balance of our season," he said. "We think what happened on Wednesday and Thursday, which again has happened in numerous years in the past, is unacceptable, and the format I think is as much to blame as anything else."

Leo7
11-13-2002, 02:59 AM
hey, did you guys see tonite's great episode of Gilmore Girls? i don't want to spoil it for you, but it was terrific. best eppy of the season. :)

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:01 AM
okay, i will Hackie. thanks for the advice.

lol @ all your Kimmy articles and pics. :D

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 03:03 AM
No, I haven't been able to watch TV since I saw the Venus-Monica quarterfinal late on Saturday. But best not tell me anyway, because Lee might not want to be spoiled either ;)

And :o:o:o:o at myself. I'm still excited, I don't think it's quite sunk in for me yet that she won one of the most prestigious titles on the tour. Plus, it makes me feel better to not think of Juanqui's match today. He was working so hard . . . :(

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:08 AM
oh, how sad about ASV retiring! :sad: :sad: she was such a classy woman and a great competitor. the last match i saw her play was that Indian Wells Quarterfinal against Monica this year... went 3 sets.

she looks really pretty in those pics you posted. :)

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 03:09 AM
Are people still around? :wavey:

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 03:11 AM
:wavey: Hey, Becca. Are you dodging stats, too? :o;)

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:11 AM
oh, did you tape the Final? you should definitely watch it. Kimmy was fighting hard for each point. she got so many returns back in play that it frustrated Serena into the error. and i loved how Clijsters smacked a forehand winner on match point. fitting end to a great week. and her reaction when she won was so cute. :) :D

SANEX WTA CHAMPION 2002: Kim Clijsters! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:12 AM
:wavey: Becca.

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 03:12 AM
I just got back from stats - that stupid assignment took forever because the computer kept messing up, GRAR!

But it's done at least :D

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 03:14 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
oh, did you tape the Final?

:eek: You're kidding, right? OF COURSE I DID!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

I know, I can't wait to see it :) Thanks for the commentary, though, just makes me more anxious to see it :) And I taped the full three hours, so hopefully I also got the ceremony and interviews and all that stuff, too :):):)

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 03:15 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
I just got back from stats - that stupid assignment took forever because the computer kept messing up, GRAR!

But it's done at least :D

Wow :eek: LOL.

I have a test on Friday but my brain is fried :o

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 03:16 AM
I dunno why I don't like Kim more.

She's hard working, determined, talented - she seems like a genuinely nice, compasionate, honest person - yet for some reason I remain indifferent to her.

That isn't to say I don't root for her sometimes, as I do. But overall, just blah.

I dunno why :confused:

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 03:19 AM
I guess she doesn't have that special something that strikes you.

And being the Potato's main squeeze doesn't help ;)

Sorry for going overboard with the pics and articles :o I know not everyone here likes her as much as I do.

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 03:21 AM
No no I like articles and pics - tennis is tennis ;)

Post away :D

I was just saying I dunno why I don't catch Kim fever ;)

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:21 AM
wow, you guys have already gotten over Juanqui's loss?! not me. i don't think i will unless he beat Andre and Jiri. :(

cool pic, Becca. drunk, huh? ;)

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 03:24 AM
Leo - I'm just trying to forget about his loss.

The fact that he played so inconsistently the first half of the season, and made the masters based as much on his hardcourt results as his clay results, is an achievement unto itself :)

I clearly remember last year everyone making comments about his "inflated" ranking - well eat that people! :D

And yes - quite drunk :o For some reason my eyes were squinty, like I said ;)

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
wow, you guys have already gotten over Juanqui's loss?! not me. i don't think i will unless he beat Andre and Jiri. :(

No, no I haven't gotten over his loss. I'm taking the "don't think about it" path on this one.

Of course, if he loses to Novak or (worse) Agassihole, I will be devestated.

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:25 AM
yeah, espn interviewed Kimmy afterwards. \\they show the whole trophy presentation also. and i finally got to see Kimmy's dad, Leo. :D

Lee
11-13-2002, 03:37 AM
Hi Leo! Hi TH! :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 03:38 AM
Where is my hello? ;)

Hi :wavey:

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:41 AM
hi Lee. :wavey:

Lee
11-13-2002, 03:41 AM
:wavey: Sorry Becca :o Didn't see you here. I'm exhausted today :wavey:

RogiFan
11-13-2002, 03:43 AM
:) Hi and good night!

Did you see ALL of Rogi/Juanqui's match?? Just curious... we saw from 2-1 and lots of bits cut out to squeeze it into 1h15m!! Why bother??? Pissed off -- agree w Vera re: PMac -- getting worse, like JMac!!:mad:

Juanqui has Wed to regroup to beat Novak on Thu and AA on Fri -- he has to win those matches!! Everyone HAS to beat AA, even Novak -- why not??

Maybe we'll get Hewitt/Moya tomorrow... hope so! Poor Marat!! Not that I wanted Moya to lose... only AA!:angel:

Lee
11-13-2002, 03:45 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
hey, did you guys see tonite's great episode of Gilmore Girls? i don't want to spoil it for you, but it was terrific. best eppy of the season. :)

I don't want to start in the middle of the eppy, so I'm not yet see it.

I watched the taped Costa-Hewitt match this afternoon, the match was 3-0 Hewitt and then I found out I'm late to pick up my son. I was speeding more than 15 mph all the way to school.:o

Lee
11-13-2002, 03:47 AM
Hi and Goodnight RF! :wavey::angel:

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:47 AM
i think Novak will beat Gagassi tomorrow... and Moya will take out Lleyton for his 4th time in 2002.

come on boys! :bounce:

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:50 AM
:wavey: goodnight RF.

hope you have time to watch, Lee. alot happened in tonite's eppy that you have to see.

Lee
11-13-2002, 03:58 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
:wavey: goodnight RF.

hope you have time to watch, Lee. alot happened in tonite's eppy that you have to see.

I'll try tomorrow. I still have to finish today's match between Costa & Hewitt and Juanqai & Rogi, then whatever they have live tonight/tomorrow morning (which I have not yet set my VCR).

I am currently writing a letter and posting here!:rolleyes:

Leo7
11-13-2002, 04:01 AM
lol @ Lee, you are a such a multi-tasker. ;)

Leo7
11-13-2002, 04:02 AM
i'm gonna go. exhausted after a very long day. good night everyone. :wavey:

no school for me tomorrow! :bounce:

Good Luck to Jiri and Carlos! :bounce:

Lee
11-13-2002, 04:05 AM
I was great in multi-tasking when I was in college and working.

You are staying pretty late tonight. Is it because you don't have school tomorrow?

BTW, check the pic I post today. The topic is 'Topless Dancers At The Bar' and tell me what you think.

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 04:16 AM
pft I missed the conversation again :sad:

Well goodnight now :wavey:

Lee
11-13-2002, 04:17 AM
:wavey: Goodnight Becca! Goodnight Leo! :wavey:

Scotso
11-13-2002, 04:48 AM
Don't you think it's about time this thread had a new title? :p

Something to do with Juan Carlos, perhaps? :p

Dissident
11-13-2002, 09:09 AM
Ugh! Marat lost again. :mad:

Hello all :wavey:

Layla
11-13-2002, 09:14 AM
Morning! :wavey:

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

I CANNOT believe Safin lost to Costa! :rolleyes: :mad:

In all fairness, Costa played beautifully. I haven't seen him play so well indoors ever. He also played really well yesterday, so go figure. Never in a million years would I predict Costa to win this match.

Poor Safin! :sad: Technically he still has a chance to qualify, but this was such a shocking loss I wonder what psychological consequences it will leave. It might fire him up, or it might crush him. Anyway, his unforced errors are sometimes really hard to watch if you're a fan.

Ugh, they're replaying Juanqui's match from yesterday. :( I better turn the tv off. ;)

I have to run now, I'm going to my aunties to do some more work. But I'll be back later.

Have a good day Hitman! :) (even though it started badly)

Dissident
11-13-2002, 09:21 AM
Knowing him, I would bet this will crush him for good for this tournament. Marat is not the kind of player to bounce back at any rate.
Although, his attitude seems to be a lot better. He played two bad matches and didnt smash ONE racquet! :eek:
He didnt either curse himself! :eek: :eek:

I just hope this doesnt grow on him too much, since Davis Cup is very close and Russia needs him on full strength. :(

Dissident
11-13-2002, 09:21 AM
OOps, I forgot.
Have a good day you too Layla. :wavey:
Good work. :)

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 11:30 AM
The world is on crack today :D

Dissident
11-13-2002, 11:43 AM
:bounce: for Jiri! :D

TennisHack
11-13-2002, 12:34 PM
Hallo, thread! :wavey:

Just a quick good morning and to say I fully agree with you Becca, the world has been thrown out of sorts, though now it's rather corrected itself. Costa :eek::eek::eek::eek: Well, what can I say? But Agassi :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Heehee ;)

The only thing I don't like about Agassihole losing his match today is that Juan Carlos will have to play him tomorrow. I really hope that Juan Carlos studies today's match against Novak, because I couldn't bear to see him lose to him again :mad:

Have a good (working? me too :() day, everyone!

RogiFan
11-13-2002, 12:42 PM
:) Juanqui better have scouted AA out! Rogi did... and I want both of them to win their next 2 matches!! Time for a major derailment of the AA train!! ;)

Dissident
11-13-2002, 12:57 PM
hehe

Omg, Hewitt was dead and Moya gave him a chance to come back to life. :fiery:
Please, make the day be good. Please! :p

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 02:51 PM
Buenos dias :wavey:

Hope everyone is having a good day ;)

ILR
11-13-2002, 02:55 PM
Hi Becca :wavey:

lol @ the new thread title ;)

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:29 PM
oh no, you changed the title. i'll have to put Mad Max back in my signature, and take out Juanqui. but i think i'll wait until after Ferrero wins the TMC...

Jiri! :bounce: Carlos! :bounce: Albert! :bounce: thanks, you guys really made my day! i predicted all 3 of them to win in the ATP prediction game and they did it! :) especially happy for Moya, he deserves this. hope to see him in another all-spanish final with Juanqui this weekend, like the 1998 TMC.

ILR
11-13-2002, 03:31 PM
Hi Leo :wavey:

dont edit me out!;) :kiss: so no school huh

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:31 PM
November 13, 2002

Red Group in Flux

By Richard Evans - Tennis Radio Network
The crowds get bigger and even more enthusiastic and the results get stranger with every passing round. With Tennis Masters Cup favorites Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi both losing their round robin matches on the second day, this eight man event has been thrown wide open with Spain's Carlos Moya looking like the form horse.



The tall Spaniard, who won the French Open in 1998 and went on to become world No 1 before back problems threatened to ruin his career, secured his second straight set victory when he beat Hewitt 7-5, 6-4 and so became the first player to qualify for the knockout semi-finals.

That's about the only certain thing one can say about the Red Group which could end up in a three way tie for second place - a tie that would be decided on the percentage of sets won.

Meanwhile, battle re-convenes at the Expo Centre today with a match between two of the Gold Group, Switzerland's Roger Federer who had such a decisive opening day victory over Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero and Jiri Novak, who will be on a high after his amazing victory over Agassi. At 2-5 down in the first set, Novak seemed to be heading for yet another defeat against a man who had beaten him four times out of four. Then Agassi lost rhythm and concentration and collapsed 7-5, 6-1.

Novak, showing no signs of the hamstring injury that had threatened his participation in Shanghai, may find life a little harder against Federer who has the skills to overcome the slowness of the Greenset court and make use of his ability at the net. Federer did just that when he beat Novak in the final of Vienna last month but, nevertheless, the big Czech will remind himself that, overall, he has a winning 3-2 advantage over the Swiss.

At 7.00 pm Agassi will be back on court against Ferrero. Hopefully a good night's sleep will have helped the 32-year-old American eradicate the nightmare of the previous evening. Andre looked very depressed afterwards and said, "It's always felt like to me that if you lose you're out of the tournament, so it's tough. But I have to consider it an opportunity to try and do something better. In the juniors we used to have a consolation draw for people who lost a match. I was the worst consolation player. So I hope I've learned something over the years."

Ferrero should take heart from those remarks because Agassi is less effective when he has lost confidence but maybe Hewitt's defeat threw him a psychological life line.
The Australian will be playing the final match of the evening against another dispirited performer, Marat Safin. The Russian also feels he does not deserve to still be in contention, which is a more reasonable assertion given that he has lost two matches, but, in fact, he is not mathematically out of it yet. If Safin wins, there could be three players with 1-2 records and then that set percentage will come into play.
So, with $3.75 million on the line in this fascinating finale to a long, long year, there is still everything to play for - for everyone.

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 03:34 PM
Well I don't think the admin/mod look in here anyhow, you know ;)

Aside from Scott, who doesn't count :angel:

Lee
11-13-2002, 03:36 PM
:wavey: Hello Becca! Hello Leo! Hello Emma! :wavey:

ILR
11-13-2002, 03:37 PM
Hi Lee :wavey:

Lee
11-13-2002, 03:38 PM
Poor Marat lose again! I saw in Chinese web site that he said he is very tired. Looks like either his head or his body is letting him down again.

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 03:38 PM
"It's always felt like to me that if you lose you're out of the tournament, so it's tough. But I have to consider it an opportunity to try and do something better. In the juniors we used to have a consolation draw for people who lost a match. I was the worst consolation player. So I hope I've learned something over the years."


Eggcellent. Keep up the PMS Andre :)

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:38 PM
i love how that jackass PMac said at the start of the tourney that Albert Costa wouldn't win a set in all 3 of his RR matches. and he was totally proven wrong in the past two days when Costa took a set from Hewitt and a match from Safin. :D

http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-13-11-02-n01-g.jpg

poor Marat

http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-13-11-02-n04-g.jpg

go Jiri! congrats on your first-ever win over Agassi! :)

http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-13-11-02-n06-g.jpg

u suck Andre! fiery: :p

http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-13-11-02-n07-g.jpg

keep it up, Moya! :bounce:

http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-13-11-02-n09-g.jpg

happy Roger :)

http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-13-11-02-n08-g.jpg

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 03:39 PM
:wavey: lee

ILR
11-13-2002, 03:39 PM
nice pics Leo :)

Lee
11-13-2002, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by leecal

BTW, check the pic I post today. The topic is 'Topless Dancers At The Bar' and tell me what you think.

Leo, I am not sure you see this last night. I post it right after you left.

I just finish last night GG eppy. WOW! I don't know whether we can talk about it or wait for TH.

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:41 PM
Hewitt's 4th loss to Moya in 2002

http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-13-11-02-n10-g.jpg

not gonna help :p

http://www.masters-cup.com/local_images/picture_gallery/images/pic-13-11-02-n11-g.jpg

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:42 PM
:wavey: Lee, Emma, Becca!

:kiss: to emma. haven't kissed ya in a while!

i dunno lee, you think we should wait for hackie? maybe that's best.

Chloe le Bopper
11-13-2002, 03:43 PM
Thanks for the Andre caption, it made me laugh ;)

ILR
11-13-2002, 03:44 PM
I know,Ive been having withdrawal symptoms!!!;) :kiss:

Lee
11-13-2002, 03:45 PM
Juanqai and Moya autographing outside hotel

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:45 PM
omg i hated PMac so much today. he kept throwing insults at Jiri Novak even though he was destroying Gagassi. he even said that he was sure Novak wouldn't make it back to the TMC in 2003! what a jackass. :fiery:

prove him wrong, Jiri. ;) :bounce:

ILR
11-13-2002, 03:46 PM
where do you get all these pics from?

Lee
11-13-2002, 03:46 PM
Moya vs Safin

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:47 PM
cool pic, Lee.

i know Emma. it's been too long. :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Lee
11-13-2002, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
where do you get all these pics from?

Are you asking me?

Lee
11-13-2002, 03:48 PM
Rogi and Juanqai

ILR
11-13-2002, 03:48 PM
well both of you :) They're all great

Lee
11-13-2002, 03:48 PM
More

ILR
11-13-2002, 03:50 PM
Oh no I have to go being kicked off my bro :mad: :wavey:

Leo7
11-13-2002, 03:51 PM
i got mine from masters-cup.com ;)