Friday, May 22, 2009

Roland Garros - The Draws - And Some Other News

by Savannah



The French Open Main Draws are the big news but a little tennis news first.

Damir Dokic has been indicted for endangering the security of the Australian ambassador in Belgrade. He was also charged with weapons possession. He could face up to eight years in prison.

PRESS RELEASE


22 May 2009

ITF DAVIS CUP COMMITTEE DECISION IN THE MATTER OF AUSTRALIA VS INDIA

The ITF’s Davis Cup Committee, in a meeting held by conference call today 22 May 2009, decided that Australia would not be suspended from the 2010 competition or relegated from Asia/Oceania Zone Group I. Australia will lose choice of ground for their next home tie regardless of the opponent and will pay a fine of US$10,000. Australia will also be liable for costs to both the ITF and to the All India Tennis Association to be determined at a later date.

The Davis Cup Committee is chaired by ITF Executive Vice President Juan Margets with Pierre Darmon (FRA), Enrique Morea (ARG), Neale Fraser (AUS) and Alan Schwartz (USA). Fraser recused himself from all votes.
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PRESS INFORMATION

WIMBLEDON TO BUILD NEW COURT 3


London, UK, Friday 22 May 2009. The All England Club, Wimbledon, today confirmed that it is to complete the planned work at the southern end of the Club grounds with the construction of a new 2000-seat Court 3.

The new court, containing enhanced spectator amenities, will be built on the site of old Court 2 (capacity of 2,192 + 770 standing). The work will start in July 2009 and be completed by May 2011.

Tim Phillips, Chairman of the All England Club, said: “With its unofficial name of the ‘Graveyard of the Champions’ old Court 2 has played its part in framing Wimbledon’s history. While acknowledging that contribution, we also have to consider Wimbledon’s future and the time is now right to build a court with all the excellent spectator comforts that people have come to expect at The Championships.”

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French Open Main Draws


The Ladies

The Top Half

Dinara Safina RUS (1) v Anne Keothavong GBR
(Q) v Mathilde Johansson FRA
Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP v Julie Coin FRA
Ioana Raluca Olaru ROU v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS (27)

Alisa Kleybanova RUS (23) v (Q)
Ai Sugiyama JPN v Aravane Rezai FRA
(Q) v Melanie South GBR
Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA v Jie Zheng CHN (15)

Victoria Azarenka BLR (9) v Roberta Vinci ITA
Maria-Emilia Salerni ARG v Kristina Barrois GER
(Q) v Lucie Hradecka CZE
Edina Gallovits ROU v Carla Suarez Navarro ESP (22)

Iveta Benesova CZE (32)v Julia Goerges GER
Varvara Lepchenko USA v Alla Kudryavtseva RUS
Tamarine Tanasugarn THA v Camille Pin FRA
Sara Errani ITA v Ana Ivanovic SRB (8)


Venus Williams USA (3) v Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA
Lucie Safarova CZE v Sabine Lisicki GER
Elena Vesnina RUS v Severine Bremond Beltrame FRA
Unknown v Agnes Szavay HUN (29)

Dominika Cibulkova SVK (20) v Alona Bondarenko UKR
Stephanie Foretz FRA v Kirsten Flipkens BEL
Tamira Paszek AUT v Gisela Dulko ARG
Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER v Amelie Mauresmo FRA (16)

Nadia Petrova RUS (11) v Lauren Embree USA
Anastasiya Yakimova BLR v Maria Sharapova RUS
Olivia Sanchez FRA v (Q)
(Q) v Kaia Kanepi EST (19)

Na Li CHN (25) v Marta Domachowska POL
Emilie Loit FRA v Timea Bacsinszky SUI
Irena Pavlovic FRA v Akgul Amanmuradova UZB
Olga Govortsova BLR v Vera Zvonareva RUS (6)

The Bottom Half

[5] JANKOVIC, Jelena SRB v CETKOVSKA, Petra CZE
RYBARIKOVA, Magdalena SVK v (W) MLADENOVIC, Kristina FRA
(W) GROTH, Jarmila AUS v (W)LAISNE, Kinnie FRA
(Q) v [26] CHAKVETADZE, Anna RUS

[21] CORNET, Alize FRA v ANI, Maret EST
(Q) v CIRSTEA, Sorana ROU
PIRONKOVA, Tsvetana BUL v CRAYBAS, Jill USA
DUSHEVINA, Vera RUS v [10] WOZNIACKI, Caroline DEN

[13] BARTOLI, Marion FRA v PARMENTIER, Pauline FRA
GARBIN, Tathiana ITA v MORITA, Ayumi JPN
RAZZANO, Virginie FRA v HANTUCHOVA, Daniela SVK
MAKAROVA, Ekaterina RUS v [18] MEDINA GARRIGUES, Anabel ESP

[30] STOSUR, Samantha AUS v SCHIAVONE, Francesca ITA
WICKMAYER, Yanina BEL v RADWANSKA, Urszula POL
DOKIC, Jelena AUS v SPREM, Karolina CRO
(Q) v [4] DEMENTIEVA, Elena RUS


[7] KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana RUS v (W) FEUERSTEIN, Claire FRA
VOSKOBOEVA, Galina KAZ v MIRZA, Sania IND
CZINK, Melinda HUN v (Q)
DECHY, Nathalie FRA v [28] BAMMER, Sybille AUT

[17] SCHNYDER, Patty SUI v BONDARENKO, Kateryna UKR
(W) ROGOWSKA, Olivia AUS v KIRILENKO, Maria RUS
MAYR, Patricia AUT v KORYTTSEVA, Mariya UKR
DE LOS RIOS, Rossana PAR v [12] RADWANSKA, Agnieszka POL

[14] PENNETTA, Flavia ITA v GLATCH, Alexa USA
ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA, Barbora CZE v DOMINGUEZ LINO, Lourdes ESP
SANTANGELO, Mara ITA v Q
NICULESCU, Monica ROU v [24] WOZNIAK, Aleksandra CAN

[31] PENG, Shuai CHN v MARTINEZ SANCHEZ, Maria Jose ESP
KUTUZOVA, Viktoriya UKR v (Q)
RUANO PASCUAL, Virginia ESP v VAIDISOVA, Nicole CZE
ZAKOPALOVA, Klara CZE v (2)WILLIAMS, Serena USA

The Gents

The Top Half

Rafael Nadal ESP (1) v (Q)
Igor Kunitsyn RUS v Teimuraz Gabashvili RUS
Denis Gremelmayr GER v Andrey Golubev KAZ
Lleyton Hewitt AUS v Ivo Karlovic CRO (26)

Robin Soderling SWE (23)v Kevin Kim USA
Denis Istomin UZB v (Q)
(Q) v Nicolas Kiefer GER
Frederico Gil POR v David Ferrer ESP (14)

Nikolay Davydenko RUS (10) v Stefan Koubek AUT
Diego Junqueira ARG v Paul Capdeville CHI
Nicolas Massu CHI v Daniel Koellerer AUT
Nicolas Devilder FRA v Stanislas Wawrinka SUI (17)

Nicolas Almagro ESP (31) v Agustin Calleri ARG
Ernests Gulbis LAT v Sam Querrey USA
(Q) v Philipp Petzschner GER
Florent Serra FRA v Fernando Verdasco ESP (8)

Andy Murray GBR (3) v Juan Ignacio Chela ARG
Mischa Zverev GER v Potito Starace ITA
Janko Tipsarevic SRB v Albert Montanes ESP
(Q)v Feliciano Lopez ESP (28)

Radek Stepanek CZE (18) v Gaston Gaudio ARG
Yen-Hsun Lu TPE v (Q)
Dudi Sela ISR v (Q)
Jan Hernych CZE v Marin Cilic CRO (13)

Fernando Gonzalez CHI (12) v (Q)
(Q) v Kristof Vliegen BEL
Marcel Granollers ESP v Josselin Ouanna FRA
Alexandre Sidorenko FRA v Marat Safin RUS (20)

Victor Hanescu ROU (30) v Steve Darcis BEL
Mikhail Youzhny RUS v Gilles Muller LUX
(Q)v Robert Kendrick USA
Wayne Odesnik USA v Gilles Simon FRA (7)

The Bottom Half

Juan Martin Del Potro ARG (5) v Michael Llodra FRA
Viktor Troicki SRB v (Q)
Thomaz Bellucci BRA v Martin Vassallo Arguello ARG
(Q) v Igor Andreev RUS (25)

Dmitry Tursunov RUS (21) v Arnaud Clement FRA
Fabrice Santoro FRA v Christophe Rochus BEL
Marcos Baghdatis CYP v Juan Monaco ARG
Julien Benneteau FRA v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA (9)

Tommy Robredo ESP (16) v Adrian Mannarino FRA
Evgeny Korolev RUS v Daniel Gimeno-Traver ESP
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP v Andreas Seppi ITA
Maximo Gonzalez ARG v Mardy Fish USA (22)

Philipp Kohlschreiber GER (29) v Bernard Tomic AUS
Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP v Ivan Ljubicic CRO
Brian Dabul ARG v (Q)
Nicolas Lapentti ECU v Novak Djokovic SRB (4)


Andy Roddick USA (6) v Romain Jouan FRA
Oscar Hernandez ESP v Ivo Minar CZE
Ivan Navarro ESP v Andreas Beck GER
Marc Gicquel FRA v Rainer Schuettler GER (27)

Jurgen Melzer AUT (24) v Sergio Roitman ARG
Guillaume Rufin FRA v Eduardo Schwank ARG
(Q) v (Q)
Bobby Reynolds USA v Gael Monfils FRA (11)

James Blake USA (15) v (Q)
Andrei Pavel ROU v Tommy Haas GER
Bjorn Phau GER v Jeremy Chardy FRA
Simone Bolelli ITA v Tomas Berdych CZE (19)

Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA (32) v Laurent Recouderc FRA
Robby Ginepri USA v Pablo Andujar ESP
Jose Acasuso ARG v (Q)
Alberto Martin ESP v Roger Federer SUI (2)

5 comments:

vw said...

Fed again with the cupcake draw. How can this happen over and over and over....

Savannah said...

I say this with tongue firmly in cheek.

VW you know the draws are random.
No one can fix a random computerized draw.
It's all in your imagination.
There is no such thing as a cupcake draw.

Repeat over and over.

Karen said...

@vw, are you out of your mind? cupcake draw? When every analyst up the wazoo is predicting that Fed will not even make the semis. If Roger's draw is a cupcake draw, what do you call Nadal's, puff pastry. Come on people. I said this last year and I will say it again, every year Nadal's draw will be like angel food cake. He will have a winning record against every single player on tour. What will you call his draws then, a walk in the park or will you start to say that he is playing in a weak era, or will others start to say that the other guys have no balls. If none of what I am saying applies, then the same thing happened with Roger. Each time that Nadal has won a major he has beaten only Roger to win it. What does that say about the other 126 guys in the draws. Who had the cupcake draws? Next year Nadal will have a resume where he will have a winning record against every single player on the ATP Tour. What will happen then?

vw said...

There is no such thing as a cupcake draw.


Savannah, you are right. I will repeat over and over....he he

oddman said...

blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah


Who are the claycourters and where are they in the draw?

Be honest now.....