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 Post subject: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 13. February 2009 15:53 
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imageVenue: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dates: February 15-21, 2009
Category: Premier
Prize Money: $2,000,000
Draw: 56M/32Q/28D
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors
Tournament Director: Salah Tahlak

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2008 Performance: Did Not Enter


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 Post subject: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 13. February 2009 15:59 
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Entry list

Serena Williams
Dinara Safina
Jelena Jankovic
Elena Dementieva
Vera Zvonareva
Venus Williams
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Ana Ivanovic
Agnieszka Radwanska
Nadia Petrova
Marion Bartoli
Alize Cornet
Dominika Cibulkova
Anna Chakvetadze
Jie Zheng
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Amelie Mauresmo
Kaia Kanepi
Agnes Szavay
Ai Sugiyama
Sybille Bammer
Alisa Kleybanova
Na Li
Daniela Hantuchova
Maria Kirilenko
Francesca Schiavone

Broadcast

Centre Court will be covered by Sportsbrand Media Group and Dubai Sports Channel from first ball to last local, regional and international coverage of the whole tournament.

Eurosport - UK, Europe
Balls Channel - Philippines
Band Sports Channel - Brazil
CCTV - China
Cybercast - Taiwan
DirecTV - Latin America
FoxSports - Australia
Gaora - Japan
Neo Sports - India
TennisTV.com (up to 11 matches)
SBS - Korea
Sky Mexico - Mexico
Supersport International - South Africa/Africa
TrueVision - Thailand
Dubai Sports Channel - Middle East


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 Post subject: Re: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 13. February 2009 16:09 
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Almost didn't get direct entry!

In some ways I want Daniela to get a nasty draw - maybe that'll wake her up!


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 Post subject: Re: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 13. February 2009 16:16 
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its 64 draw,16 or 8 seeds gets bye i think.
lets hope for a brutal draw for danka
i want an extreme tough player in first round


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 Post subject: Re: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 13. February 2009 17:05 
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To be honest, with her form right now, I am not sure if she can be back to top 20 at the end of the year, let alone to be qualified for the YEC as she said at the beginning of the season. She hasn't beaten any higher-rank player. But of course, we are just at the beginning, let's hope Daniela somehow "wakes up" as some of you said after such tough losses and produces good and CONSIST performance.


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 Post subject: Re: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 13. February 2009 17:21 
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dani-fan,plays top-tennis material but has these fucking glimpses in her game and looses matches
from what i saw is in good way,surely has dead spaces in her game but i think are solving details
maybe martin as posted in gaz de france thread is right.
anyway i think is matter of time to have a deep run until miami.


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 Post subject: Re: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
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I agree she has improved somehow, especially I like the way she serves now (first serve only, not second though). Maybe I was not clear by saying "her form". What I meant was the whole thing, not only how she plays but also mentality, consistency, etc... She still lacks of those things and unfortunately, these things make the difference between a top-class player and a good player. She starts off really well, but then by just one or two bad points, she is completely a different player. That was what I saw at Melbourne, out of the blue the confidence, consistency, they are all gone, which is for me difficult to understand. Daniela has a beautiful game, better than that of many other players, just that she can't produce all the time. From the beginning of this year, she has been given decent draws but couldn't use just one of that. That is annoying and makes me disappointed the most. I really hope we can see good results soon because if this situation continues, she may end up playing qualifying at some big tournaments, which I don't want to see.


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 Post subject: Re: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 13. February 2009 18:04 
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Rather scary entry list to say the least, but hopefully Daniela can get a lucky draw and get a couple of matches at least under her belt

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 Post subject: Re: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 13. February 2009 20:10 
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weird to see her that close to the bottom. I hope she'll soon play more international events, gets some more wins and confidence. She should forget about YEC and maybe go for Bali.





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 Post subject: Re: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 13. February 2009 20:32 
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Hopefully Daniela gets a reasonable draw and some wins as she could really do with the ranking points. She had good runs in the Middle East in 05 & 07, so lets hope the sequence continues in 09.



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 Post subject: Re: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 14. February 2009 05:16 
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I don't want Daniela to get a god awful draw. But i think i'd like to see her draw a seeded player, a solid seeded player who she'll have to play well to beat (in saying that, any seeded player at this event is more than capable of giving Daniela a hard time given her current temperament). She just needs that one big win to get her confidence back. If she managed to beat someone from the top ten, we might see a return to some solid form. I think maybe the fact that she's had "easy" draws has played on her mind, a tougher one will likely give her the perspective that she's got nothing to lose (except her ranking, aha).



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 Post subject: Re: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 14. February 2009 11:21 
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As long as Daniela's winning, I wouldn't care what draw she gets. I just want her to win already!





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 Post subject: Re: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 14. February 2009 14:51 
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The draw is out!!!

First Round against Wildcard Stefanie Voegele (SUI).
If she wins that first round, potential second round against either Peer or Chakvetadze, and if she gets through that, most likely third round opponent is Safina

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So I just did some research on this Stefanie Voegele, and she's lost in qualifying at Auckland and at the AO. She's an up and coming teen, and I feel Daniela should win this match. I really hope she can work her way into this draw.


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 Post subject: Re: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 14. February 2009 15:30 
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first thought. Dream draw again. And this time in a tournament with more points. Come on Danka. Take advantage of this.






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 Post subject: Re: Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai
PostPosted: 14. February 2009 15:38 
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Another dream draw. Bleh, i really would have preferred her drawing a seeded player. She might be feeling the pressure of taking advantage of these situations. I'm really praying that this is the tournament that sets off her season.



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