Singapore wins three fed cup ties!!!! Amazing!!!
Before anyone start to bash what is Singapore, let me explain why this is amazing.
Singapore has a small population of 4 million and it's a very small country (size of one city!) in size. The country is very money orientated and many kids right from young learns that the only way to survive is to get a good degree and a normal job instead of pursuing their dreams. Therefore, there's not much professional sportsmen or sportwomen around.
In sports, our greatest successes comes in swimming. We won the regional most of the times for a lot of events and our best swimmer qualified for the finals in olympics even though she did not get a medal in the end. We also almost got a bronze for table tennis in olympics, but that's about it. We have professional bowlers and badminton players whose performances are erractic. The government pour in lots of money into soccer and the worse part is we hardly win.
Therefore with all the odds, it is highly unlikely that Singapore does well in tennis. Yet we have only one young junior player (how pathetic...only one player! and she's ranked only 500++ in the juniors even.) That is why every victory should be celebrated.
Singapore defeated Turkmenistan 3-0
Wei-Ping Lee (SIN) d. Ummarahmat Alisultanova (TKM) 61 62
Rui-Jing Wong (SIN) d. Jenneta Hallyewa (TKM) 60 63
Wei-Ping Lee/Rui-Jing Wong (SIN) d. Ummarahmat Alisultanova/Jenneta Hallyewa (TKM) 60 60
Singapore defeated Syria 2-1
Wei-Ping Lee (SIN) d. Hazar Sudki (SYR) 62 60
Rui-Jing Wong (SIN) d. Lara Al Samman (SYR) 60 61
Nivin Al Kozbari /Hazar Sudki (SYR) d. Yun-Ling Ng /Pei-Ling Tong (SIN) 76(5) 64
Singapore defeated Pacific Oceania 2-1
Wei-Ping Lee (SIN) d. Irene George (POC) 62 63
Rui-Jing Wong (SIN) d. Gurianna Korinihona (POC) 62 60
Irene George/Gurianna Korinihona (POC) d. Yun-Ling NG/Pei-Ling Tong (SIN) 63 60
Kazakhstan defeated Singapore 3-0
Yekaterina Morozova (KAZ) d. Pei-Ling Tong (SIN) 60 63
Amina Rakhim (KAZ) d. Yun-Ling Ng (SIN) 61 60
Amina Rakhim/Madina Rakhim (KAZ) d. Wei-Ping Lee/Rui-Jing Wong (SIN) 57 61 61
I'm curious why they dun let our best two players play in the singles on the last day.... now we'll never know if our best can match up to theirs...
Don't be deceived by the rankings!! Coria, Mirnyi, Schuettler, Fish, Safin, Henman, Tursunov, Wawrinka, Federer, Serena, Bovina, Li Na, Dementieva, Zvonareva, Sugiyama, Coetzer, Tanasugarn, Kumkhum, Zheng, Dokic and Kournikova are the world's best tennis players!!!
S'PORE'S ONLY JUNIOR, LEE WEI PING
Last edited by New; Apr 25th, 2004 at 11:21 AM.