Tanasugarn wins Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON,ENGLAND-AP- Tamarine Tanasugarn won her second ATC title of her career- and her first grand slam.
She just made her top 10 debut after a title win in Birmingham, a quarterfinal finish in Eastbourne, and a final at Rosmalen last week.
She knew her draw was tough at the beginning. She could be facing grass court specialist Amelie Mauresmo in the second round. Tamarine faced Jelena Jankovic in her first match.
In her first round match she faced Jelena Jankovic and defeated her easily 7-6(3),6-4.
"I played gutsy and I played awesome and I just had a good feeling here at Wimbledon."
She would face Tamira Paszek who upset Amelie, the 5th seed, 7-5,7-5.
"I was shocked, I mena I did not change my game plan and she did, and she lost which means I have a good chance at winning, but it wil be tough to defeat Tamira."
In the second round, she faces Tamira Paszek. Tammy won easily 6-1,6-1.
"I cannot believe that match was that easy, she must have gone all out cause I played unbeliveable, It is do or die here."
Menawhile as she waits to see who her quarterfinal opponent, she goes to the doubles competition. She is the third seed with Lourdes Dominguez Lino, and they sure got one hell of a draw. Facing 4-acers Amelie Mauresmo and Severine Bremond in their first match.
They won 6-2,6-4.
"I think that was a difficult match, but we are in the semifinals and we now face our rivals Michaella Kraijeck and Shahar Peer but we won Roland Garros, maybe we can win a second grand slam in a row."
After leaving Centre Court she found out her Quarterfinal opponent-----Aravane Rezai.
"It will be a tough match, but I am ready to win."
Tamarine won another easy match 6-2,6-1.
"I have lost 5 games in the past two matches, my fintess level is getting better and better, I am ready to beat whoever my opponent is."
Her opponent is comeback queen Michaella Kraijeck.
But first was her doubles semifinal, Lourdes and Tammy were upset in a close 7-6,7-6 loss to Michaella Kraijeck and Shahar Peer, the second seeds. "They deserved to win they were playing out of their minds, but I got to see what Michaella plays like and I am ready."
She defitnely was ready.
She was into the final with a huge 7-5,7-5 win with a sold-out Centre Court over the young dutchwoman.
"I wsa up 5-2 in each sets, and she was getting closer but I jsut went all-out and I am ready to face Severine Bremond in the final."
Tammy went down an early break on the final, and eventually lost the first set 6-4. She then went on a rampage.
She won the second set 6-0.
Severine went on a rage going up a double break 3-0.
Tammy goes up 5-4, Severine serving at 0-40.
Severine hits a huge 120 mph serve on teh corner, Tamarine streches out and hits a down teh line winner for the match and championship.
"It is just amazing, and I have to thank Tamira, for beating Amelie, and Severine for providing a great final, and I am jsut shocked," she says smiling.
Tamarine's new ranking is number 3, by beating Severine, Marion Bartoli provided Tamrine with a rolls-royce for beating Severine and letting Marion stay number one.
"I will be number one, soon, just watch out for me!"