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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 2005, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Saori Obata returns to break the streak

Having lost the last 11 matches of 2004, Saori will play Maret Ani in the first round of Canberra qualifying to re-start her career. Good luck Saori!


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Saori Obata

Born : April 23rd 1978
Age: 28
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')

ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
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Finalist (1): 2003 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Bali.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2004 - Birmingham; 2003 - Memphis, Pattaya City; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Shanghai.
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Go Saori!

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Go Saori! Please Win!

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Go Go SaOri
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Obata is my favorite asian player, she will dominate
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2005, 04:04 PM
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The losing streak continues to 12. Saori lost to Maret Ani 6-3 3-6 6-3
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Saori

"tactically superior but overpowered" was Billy's report, so same old same old really.

Good luck in Aus Open, you'll need it.

The fruit series is suspended whilst Grachka (obatafan) mourns Saori's retirement.

Saori Obata

Born : April 23rd 1978
Age: 28
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')

ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
WTA:
Finalist (1): 2003 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Bali.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2004 - Birmingham; 2003 - Memphis, Pattaya City; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Shanghai.
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I really like her, but I think she needs some extra-power or soon will fall out of the ranking spots which enables her to play qualifying.

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Thank you for all these moments over the last years! Supported you until your final point!
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I really like her, but I think she needs some extra-power or soon will fall out of the ranking spots which enables her to play qualifying.
You may well be right. At the Aus Open she is defending her R3 (which came with a win over Sugiyama). So it may come sooner than you think.

The fruit series is suspended whilst Grachka (obatafan) mourns Saori's retirement.

Saori Obata

Born : April 23rd 1978
Age: 28
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')

ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
WTA:
Finalist (1): 2003 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Bali.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2004 - Birmingham; 2003 - Memphis, Pattaya City; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Shanghai.
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It is sad. I hope she can do well, but 3rd round is nearly impossible.

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Thank you for all these moments over the last years! Supported you until your final point!
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Nooo! I really hope she returns to her top form again Saori!
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2005, 08:11 PM
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Better to lose in 3 sets than in 2 like Jelena always does

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Came in here to read something about the match. Found 13 pages of emoticons, gifs and *OMG* one-liners. What a retarded, clueless, childish forum this is.
Pretty much the truth.
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