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Date: 17 Jan 2009 18:40:05
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Kimiko Date qualified

Well done for a player from the Graf / Sabatini era! (And from my age
group, which seemed to disappear with Agassi). Nice comeback after 11
years of retirement, which started in small tournaments last year. Go
Kimiko! Tough 1st round against Kanepi though.




 
Date: 18 Jan 2009 15:32:16
From: b
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
On Jan 17, 11:40 am, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com > wrote:
> Well done for a player from the Graf / Sabatini era! (And from my age
> group, which seemed to disappear with Agassi). Nice comeback after 11
> years of retirement, which started in small tournaments last year. Go
> Kimiko! Tough 1st round against Kanepi though.


I think she'll end up being a surprise spoiler and knock out a few -
depends on how tired she gets....


 
Date: 18 Jan 2009 07:07:02
From: arnab.z@gmail
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
On 17 Jan., 22:40, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com > wrote:
> Well done for a player from the Graf / Sabatini era! (And from my age
> group, which seemed to disappear with Agassi). Nice comeback after 11
> years of retirement, which started in small tournaments last year. Go
> Kimiko! Tough 1st round against Kanepi though.

Man, she use to play a looong time ago. I guess the obvious question
is: why now?


  
Date: 26 Jan 2009 23:16:45
From: dar
Subject: The House of Chakvetadze (was Re: Kimiko Date qualified)
On Jan 20, 2:13=A0pm, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com > wrote:

> >> And I still say it started right after the burglary in her house.

>> nemanja.dundjero...@discreet.com wrote:
> >In whose house, Chakvetadze's? I don't know anything about this.

The House of Chakvetadze.

Wow! That should be the title of an upcoming Book-of-the-Month Club
offering, as well as an eagerly anticipated mini-series starring
Jacqueline Bissett. Coming this summer to the Lifetime Channel.

But, yeah, bad times for Anna. That damned Litvenenko poisoning
completely dominated the Russian news cycle back at the end of 2007.
We'll probably never learn why masked bandits forcibly entered her
home at dawn and robbed her of $100K in cash and 200K in jewelry, much
less WHY she had 100K in cash and 200K in jewelry lying around the
House.

The House ... of Chakvetadze!

dar
=3D=3D=3D=3D
Will play tennis for film rights.


   
Date: 27 Jan 2009 15:33:21
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: The House of Chakvetadze (was Re: Kimiko Date qualified)
On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 23:16:45 -0800 (PST), dar
<darrylgossett@gmail.com > wrote:

>On Jan 20, 2:13 pm, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote:
>
>> >> And I still say it started right after the burglary in her house.
>
>>> nemanja.dundjero...@discreet.com wrote:
>> >In whose house, Chakvetadze's? I don't know anything about this.
>
>The House of Chakvetadze.
>
>Wow! That should be the title of an upcoming Book-of-the-Month Club
>offering, as well as an eagerly anticipated mini-series starring
>Jacqueline Bissett. Coming this summer to the Lifetime Channel.
>
>But, yeah, bad times for Anna. That damned Litvenenko poisoning
>completely dominated the Russian news cycle back at the end of 2007.
>We'll probably never learn why masked bandits forcibly entered her
>home at dawn and robbed her of $100K in cash and 200K in jewelry, much
>less WHY she had 100K in cash and 200K in jewelry lying around the
>House.
>
>The House ... of Chakvetadze!
>
>dar
>====
>Will play tennis for film rights.

Now this is a flashback from rst as I found it in 1996...


   
Date: 27 Jan 2009 01:22:18
From: Trevor Smithson
Subject: Re: The House of Chakvetadze (was Re: Kimiko Date qualified)
On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 23:16:45 -0800 (PST), dar
<darrylgossett@gmail.com > wrote:

>We'll probably never learn why masked bandits forcibly entered her
>home at dawn and robbed her of $100K in cash and 200K in jewelry

For your sake I hope that's sarcasm.


  
Date: 20 Jan 2009 10:24:08
From:
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
On Jan 20, 7:35=A0am, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com > wrote:

> >OTOH, Dokic scored a pretty nice win over Paszek, and now takes on
> >Chakvetadze, who's been on a steady downward path in terms of her form
> >and rankings.
>
> And I still say it started right after the burglary in her house.

In whose house, Chakvetadze's? I don't know anything about this.

Nemanja


   
Date: 21 Jan 2009 06:32:12
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
nemanja.dundjerovic@discreet.com wrote:
> On Jan 20, 7:35 am, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote:
>
>>> OTOH, Dokic scored a pretty nice win over Paszek, and now takes on
>>> Chakvetadze, who's been on a steady downward path in terms of her form
>>> and rankings.
>> And I still say it started right after the burglary in her house.
>
> In whose house, Chakvetadze's? I don't know anything about this.
>
> Nemanja


ffs


   
Date: 20 Jan 2009 21:13:36
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:24:08 -0800 (PST),
nemanja.dundjerovic@discreet.com wrote:

>On Jan 20, 7:35 am, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote:
>
>> >OTOH, Dokic scored a pretty nice win over Paszek, and now takes on
>> >Chakvetadze, who's been on a steady downward path in terms of her form
>> >and rankings.
>>
>> And I still say it started right after the burglary in her house.
>
>In whose house, Chakvetadze's? I don't know anything about this.

It happened a little over a year ago, in December 2007. Here is one
link. I think her results started to get worse after this.

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22956169-5012689,00.html



  
Date: 19 Jan 2009 11:16:59
From:
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
On Jan 19, 10:15=A0am, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com > wrote:

> Lost 8-6 in the 3rd to seeded Kanepi...

Yeah, really too bad, I wanted her to win, and she obviously came very
close. But she's doing great for 38 - by the US Open she might even
enjoy direct entry.

OTOH, Dokic scored a pretty nice win over Paszek, and now takes on
Chakvetadze, who's been on a steady downward path in terms of her form
and rankings. Let's see if she can make use of this opportunity.

Nemanja


   
Date: 20 Jan 2009 14:35:18
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:16:59 -0800 (PST),
nemanja.dundjerovic@discreet.com wrote:

>On Jan 19, 10:15 am, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote:
>
>> Lost 8-6 in the 3rd to seeded Kanepi...
>
>Yeah, really too bad, I wanted her to win, and she obviously came very
>close. But she's doing great for 38 - by the US Open she might even
>enjoy direct entry.

Yes, it looks like she can handle the current player pretty well.

>OTOH, Dokic scored a pretty nice win over Paszek, and now takes on
>Chakvetadze, who's been on a steady downward path in terms of her form
>and rankings.

And I still say it started right after the burglary in her house.





    
Date: 20 Jan 2009 15:24:35
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 14:35:18 +0200, Sakari Lund
<sakari.lund@welho.com > wrote:

>On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:16:59 -0800 (PST),
>nemanja.dundjerovic@discreet.com wrote:
>
>>On Jan 19, 10:15 am, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Lost 8-6 in the 3rd to seeded Kanepi...
>>
>>Yeah, really too bad, I wanted her to win, and she obviously came very
>>close. But she's doing great for 38 - by the US Open she might even
>>enjoy direct entry.
>
>Yes, it looks like she can handle the current player pretty well.

players, obviously...


  
Date: 19 Jan 2009 09:08:15
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
arnab.z@gmail wrote:
> On 17 Jan., 22:40, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote:
>> Well done for a player from the Graf / Sabatini era! (And from my age
>> group, which seemed to disappear with Agassi). Nice comeback after 11
>> years of retirement, which started in small tournaments last year. Go
>> Kimiko! Tough 1st round against Kanepi though.
>
> Man, she use to play a looong time ago. I guess the obvious question
> is: why now?


Same reason Santoro\Moya etc are still playing - easy to do well & make $$$


  
Date: 18 Jan 2009 21:41:08
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:07:02 -0800 (PST), "arnab.z@gmail"
<arnab.zaheen@gmail.com > wrote:

>On 17 Jan., 22:40, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote:
>> Well done for a player from the Graf / Sabatini era! (And from my age
>> group, which seemed to disappear with Agassi). Nice comeback after 11
>> years of retirement, which started in small tournaments last year. Go
>> Kimiko! Tough 1st round against Kanepi though.
>
>Man, she use to play a looong time ago. I guess the obvious question
>is: why now?

There was a story last year when she started the comeback in small
tournaments. It was something like proving to his husband she can
still do it or something like that.


   
Date: 19 Jan 2009 17:15:28
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 21:41:08 +0200, Sakari Lund
<sakari.lund@welho.com > wrote:

>On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:07:02 -0800 (PST), "arnab.z@gmail"
><arnab.zaheen@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>On 17 Jan., 22:40, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote:
>>> Well done for a player from the Graf / Sabatini era! (And from my age
>>> group, which seemed to disappear with Agassi). Nice comeback after 11
>>> years of retirement, which started in small tournaments last year. Go
>>> Kimiko! Tough 1st round against Kanepi though.
>>
>>Man, she use to play a looong time ago. I guess the obvious question
>>is: why now?
>
>There was a story last year when she started the comeback in small
>tournaments. It was something like proving to his husband she can
>still do it or something like that.

Correction, as there were a lot of stories about it today: Her husband
actually persuaded her to play, because he had never seen her play.

Lost 8-6 in the 3rd to seeded Kanepi...


 
Date: 18 Jan 2009 07:39:15
From:
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
In article <e924n4hiprk3pued664fgendqeakt6jkh0@4ax.com >,
sakari.lund@welho.com (Sakari Lund) wrote:

>
> Well done for a player from the Graf / Sabatini era! (And from my
> age
> group, which seemed to disappear with Agassi). Nice comeback after
> 11
> years of retirement, which started in small tournaments last year.
> Go
> Kimiko! Tough 1st round against Kanepi though.

Oh, cool - I hadn't noticed.

wg


 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 20:33:40
From: Yama
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
Sakari Lund <sakari.lund@welho.com > wrote:

: Well done for a player from the Graf / Sabatini era! (And from my age
: group, which seemed to disappear with Agassi). Nice comeback after 11
: years of retirement, which started in small tournaments last year. Go
: Kimiko! Tough 1st round against Kanepi though.

Clown era!

:)


  
Date: 18 Jan 2009 00:21:29
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 20:33:40 +0000 (UTC), Yama
<tjama@NOSPAMpajuoulu.fi > wrote:

>Sakari Lund <sakari.lund@welho.com> wrote:
>
>: Well done for a player from the Graf / Sabatini era! (And from my age
>: group, which seemed to disappear with Agassi). Nice comeback after 11
>: years of retirement, which started in small tournaments last year. Go
>: Kimiko! Tough 1st round against Kanepi though.
>
>Clown era!
>
>:)

If there ever is a clown era, it is now in women's tennis.


 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 19:41:36
From: jdeluise
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified

On 17-Jan-2009, Sakari Lund <sakari.lund@welho.com > wrote:

> Well done for a player from the Graf / Sabatini era! (And from my age
> group, which seemed to disappear with Agassi). Nice comeback after 11
> years of retirement, which started in small tournaments last year. Go
> Kimiko! Tough 1st round against Kanepi though.

This is great and really amazing to see her back! But I haven't heard
anyone talking about her as possible talent GOAT, after all she plays
right-handed but is a natural left-hander ;)


  
Date: 17 Jan 2009 20:26:04
From: Iceberg
Subject: Re: Kimiko Date qualified
"jdeluise" <jdeluise@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:Uvqcl.57074$pe.32617@newsfe13.iad...
>
> On 17-Jan-2009, Sakari Lund <sakari.lund@welho.com> wrote:
>
>> Well done for a player from the Graf / Sabatini era! (And from my age
>> group, which seemed to disappear with Agassi). Nice comeback after 11
>> years of retirement, which started in small tournaments last year. Go
>> Kimiko! Tough 1st round against Kanepi though.
>
> This is great and really amazing to see her back! But I haven't heard
> anyone talking about her as possible talent GOAT, after all she plays
> right-handed but is a natural left-hander ;)

Righty-but-really-a-lefty-longevity GOAT!