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Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
http://www.swedishopen.org


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Top attraction here is the #1 player in the world.
Serena Williams tops the field in this international level event with 280 points to the winner.

Link to draw and order of play:
http://women.swedishopen.org/en-GB/Tournament/Draws

Defending Champion is Polona Hercog, two years in a row!
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I don't see her name in the main draw, so she is not even defending her title.
(This post was last modified: 14-Jul-2013 10:46 PM by Kiu.)
14-Jul-2013 10:42 PM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
I wonder why Serena would play a lower level tournament on clay rather than defend at Stanford on HC. To avoid traveling long distance??
14-Jul-2013 11:05 PM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
A HUGE appearance fee!
15-Jul-2013 06:24 AM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
^^ This. Besides, she won Stanford 2 years running 2011-2012. If they had offered her the kind of money Bastad had I guarantee she would be going home to the US.
15-Jul-2013 07:45 AM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
She said she wanted to see different places ...why not Bastaad.I think she prefers this event to Cincy..she is always uncomfortable in Cincinnati and seems ready to get out of that hot and humid place..
15-Jul-2013 11:33 AM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
(15-Jul-2013 11:33 AM)tossip Wrote:  She said she wanted to see different places ...why not Bastaad.I think she prefers this event to Cincy..she is always uncomfortable in Cincinnati and seems ready to get out of that hot and humid place..

Tossip, How do you get your Serena insider info.. You know more than ET 2nite or etc
15-Jul-2013 01:11 PM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
(15-Jul-2013 01:11 PM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  
(15-Jul-2013 11:33 AM)tossip Wrote:  She said she wanted to see different places ...why not Bastaad.I think she prefers this event to Cincy..she is always uncomfortable in Cincinnati and seems ready to get out of that hot and humid place..

Tossip, How do you get your Serena insider info.. You know more than ET 2nite or etc
Lay Down Laughing I have been a super fan since 2000 and have watched most of the sister s matches and interviews for years...I am more of a Venus fan and she used to make me go to the mall or a drive round the block when she was playing...:snigger
15-Jul-2013 01:52 PM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
Hello All

If they both get to the Second round I would like to see
Serena play Bencic in the 2nd round. Been hearing a lot
about her but never saw her play yet
15-Jul-2013 03:39 PM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
(15-Jul-2013 03:39 PM)RJD11 Wrote:  Hello All

If they both get to the Second round I would like to see
Serena play Bencic in the 2nd round. Been hearing a lot
about her but never saw her play yet
Bencic played Venus last year ...
15-Jul-2013 08:22 PM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
For those interested, Serena is about to play her first match against Karantecheva. You can get a stream here: http://www.streamhunter.eu
16-Jul-2013 07:47 AM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
She won so she still has her perfect clay record Smile.
16-Jul-2013 10:49 AM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
I watched about 30 min. She was scratchy, dropped serve on some errors.
16-Jul-2013 11:12 AM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
She is going to have to pick up her serve if she wants to win the US Open again.
16-Jul-2013 12:41 PM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
(15-Jul-2013 01:52 PM)tossip Wrote:  I am more of a Venus fan and she used to make me go to the mall or a drive round the block when she was playing... :snigger

Lay Down Laughing I get that way sometimes, too. I feel like my heart rate and blood pressure are off the scale. Tennis kills!
16-Jul-2013 01:30 PM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
Only one first round match left.
#7 seed was knocked out by Virgine Razzano.

I see very few people here that can even come close to beating Serena, Virgine will probably never do it again. May be Klara or Simona...
17-Jul-2013 07:39 AM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
(15-Jul-2013 03:39 PM)RJD11 Wrote:  Hello All

If they both get to the Second round I would like to see
Serena play Bencic in the 2nd round. Been hearing a lot
about her but never saw her play yet

Hi RJDWink

(15-Jul-2013 01:11 PM)the AntiPusher Wrote:  
(15-Jul-2013 11:33 AM)tossip Wrote:  She said she wanted to see different places ...why not Bastaad.I think she prefers this event to Cincy..she is always uncomfortable in Cincinnati and seems ready to get out of that hot and humid place..

Tossip, How do you get your Serena insider info.. You know more than ET 2nite or etc

It was written in all the tennis articles - no insider info
(This post was last modified: 17-Jul-2013 02:49 PM by special700.)
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
(15-Jul-2013 03:39 PM)RJD11 Wrote:  Hello All

If they both get to the Second round I would like to see
Serena play Bencic in the 2nd round. Been hearing a lot
about her but never saw her play yet
Bencic was knocked out by Tatashvili in 3 sets yesterday.
18-Jul-2013 08:14 AM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
Serena definitely needs to get a hold on her serve it has been very sporadic.
18-Jul-2013 08:49 AM
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RE: Bastad 2013: Swedish Open
I just looked at the scores. She was broken serving for the match?
18-Jul-2013 08:56 AM
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