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Golden Slam
 Post subject: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 22. August 2012 22:39 
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Dates: August 27 - September 8, 2012 image
Venue: Flushing Meadows, USA
Tier: Grand Slam
Prize Money: $11,517,008
Surface: Hard/Outdoors
Tournament Director: David Brewer

Official Website: www.usopen.org

2011 Performance: 1st round. Lost to Pauline Parmentier 6-2 6-3

Singles:
1R: [17] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) bt Daniela Hantuchova 6-4 7-6(1)

Doubles:
1R: [9] Raquel Kops-Jones/Abigail Spears bt Daniela Hantuchova/Dominika Cibulkova 4-6 6-1 6-2

Mixed Doubles:
1R: [8] Klaudia Jans-Ignacik/Mariusz Fyrstenberg bt Daniela Hantuchova/Robert Lindstedt 6-7(6) 6-3 10-8



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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 22. August 2012 22:42 
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2012 US Open Women’s Singles Seeds

1. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus
2. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland
3. Maria Sharapova, Russia
4. Serena Williams, United States
5. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
6. Angelique Kerber, Germany
7. Samantha Stosur, Australia
8. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark
9. Li Na, China
10. Sara Errani, Italy
11. Marion Bartoli, France
12. Ana Ivanovic, Serbia
13. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia
14. Maria Kirilenko, Russia
15. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic
16. Sabine Lisicki, Germany
17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia
18. Julia Goerges, Germany
19. Nadia Petrova, Russia
20. Roberta Vinci, Italy
21. Christina McHale, United States
22. Francesca Schiavone, Italy
23. Kim Clijsters, Belgium
24. Klara Zakopalova, Czech Republic
25. Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium
26. Monica Niculescu, Romania
27. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain
28. Petra Cetkovska, Czech Republic
29. Jie Zheng, China
30. Tamira Paszek, Austria
31. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia
32. Varvara Lepchenko, United States



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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 23. August 2012 17:54 
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Nasty draw but I guess could have been worse. Any win here is a success.

1r Pavyluchenkova
2r Mlendovic or Erakovic
3r Bartoli or petkovic
4r Kvitova


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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 23. August 2012 18:20 
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That's a tough draw. Pavlyuchenkova was absolutely kryptonite to Daniela in 2010 and her recent form has been fairly decent so this will be a difficult match. For most of this year Pavlyuchenkova's form was terrible but she had a good run in Cincinnati beating Goerges and Wozniacki and she also got to the final in Washington although she didn't beat anyone in the top 50 there and got thrashed by Rybarikova in the final. She also withdrew from New Haven. Pavlyuchenkova's getting some form and momentum and that plus her record against Daniela while give her confidence while Daniela's not in good form at the moment.

Still, Daniela won their only previous meeting in a slam and if she can get past Pavlyuchenkova then the second round is definitely winnable.



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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 23. August 2012 19:36 
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I actually think Daniela has a good shot at Nastya. Theres no way pavys the same player as she was in 2010. If Daniela gets a good start to the match and plays with confidence I can see Daniela winning. Of course will be tough but sometimes being unseeded can help one play with a little more freedom. The pressure will be more on pavy's shoulders. Daniela deserves a good win in this UsOPen series so heres hoping it happens now.


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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 23. August 2012 20:30 
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Unfortunately Pavs is an Adidas player,so Cahill won't be able to help Daniela against her(and as a matter of fact Anastasia's improved form of late is largely due to Cahill working with her as well as Daniela).

Just hope Daniela finds a good serving rhythm,else I don't see her wining.


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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 23. August 2012 22:05 
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My first thought was oh no, not Anastasia Alphabet (I do not even try to spell that name). All she does is conjure up bad memories. Then I remembered that Dani's best win during this train wreck period was 1st round Olympics Li Na. Then I read Chungwit stating that Anastasia had withdrawn from New Haven. Hmmm, who did that last year and went down in the 1st round? Reverse omen, anyone?



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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 25. August 2012 00:30 
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Does anyone know if she'll play Monday or Tuesday?


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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 25. August 2012 13:17 
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Top half(Daniela's) will play on Monday.


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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 25. August 2012 23:00 
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Thanks,

Daniela 3rd on Court 13, which I think is a televised court.

Court 13 11:00 AM Start Time
1. Women's Singles - 1st Round
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) v. Sabine Lisicki (GER)[16]
2. Men's Singles - 1st Round
Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) v. Igor Andreev (RUS)
3. Women's Singles - 1st Round
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) v. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)[17]
4. Men's Singles - 1st Round
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) v. Somdev Devvarman (IND)


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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 27. August 2012 04:13 
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From the deepest recesses of the mind of a Daniela Maniac with a lot of time on his hands as his wife slowly recovers:
I am fascinated with the early days of television. Recently I found out that a few years ago, the oldest surviving recording of an actual over the air TV broadcast was found and restored. It dates back to 1933. It's a BBC production of what is believed to be the first variety show ever. The BBC was doing one or two programs a night on a regular basis in 1933, and someone decided to use a primitive recording device and tape this show. Supposedly, 6 minutes of what was a 45 minute broadcast survives, and that 6 minutes captured a dance act popular in London at the time which called itself the Paramount Astoria Girls. They did a Rockettes style kick line. If you Google Earliest TV Broadcast or Paramount Astoria Girls, there is a site that for some reason plays 4 seconds of the clip over and over, and it is quite small. But, if you are totally devoid of something to do, go find this clip. Then, go to Daniela's FB page where her featured photo is. If you see a Paramount Astoria Girl reincarnated, you are seeing the same thing as me!
I present this to you not just to display exactly how many screws are loose in my head, but in the hopes that sometime tomorrow, we will all want to do a Daniela Dance, celebrating a nice victory in New York!



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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 27. August 2012 15:21 
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So today is judgement day. I think if Daniela doesnt at least perform well Claudio is a gonna. It's going to be a really tough match but we're going to need Pavlyuchenkova to be a little off. I'm relieved it's a streamed court though. Its been at 2 years since we saw Daniela play a match at the USOpen on tv. Good luck Daniela and let's hope that she's in a good fighting spirit.


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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 27. August 2012 15:55 
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Good luck Daniela in the 1st round. I dont expect anything... cheers! :beer:


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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 27. August 2012 17:51 
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say hello to the rain...


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 Post subject: Re: US Open, Flushing Meadows
PostPosted: 27. August 2012 17:57 
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We'll see how Daniela does today. The first set is going to be crucial as she's only come back to win after losing the first set just once since Birmingham and most of her defeats have been in straight sets although they've generally been close. Pavlyuchenkova is running into form and she'll be confident after her run in Cincinnati plus there's her record against Daniela.
Daniela's got nothing to lose, she doesn't have any points to defend so anything she does here is a bonus. It may be too late for the US Open but one small cause for optimism is that at least Daniela's current form is under a mediocre coach so there's hope for improvement with a better coach, her form would be a lot more of a worry if she had a good coach. This is going to be a difficult match so we'll see what happens.



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