(1) Leanne Baker bt (2) Tracey O'Connor 6-0 6-2, to win New Zealand National Title!!! - TennisForum.com
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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 18th, 2005, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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Cool (1) Leanne Baker bt (2) Tracey O'Connor 6-0 6-2, to win New Zealand National Title!!!

Leanne Baker saved her best for last today as she blew Tracey O'Connor off the court. Well done Leanne!! You rock!

This is the 7th time Leanne Baker has won the singles title. Last year she beat top seed Shelly Stephens in the final 6-1 6-4.

Leanne also won the doubles with 6-1 6-1 win over Paula Marama and her partner.

This is The 11th NZ Champs doubles title in a row for Leanne. A true Champion!!

Today, Leanne was on fire, if she playes like this next year, she will rise into top 250 I hope! And top 50 for doubles!

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Hey good job Leanne! Do you know if she gets any money to add to her purse? (Although from what I have seen, she probably doesn't carry one. )

I hope she teams with Fran again and they win Auckland!

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Yes, I think she does win some $$, I will try and find out how much. I am about 99% sure she will play with Fran at the ASB Classic next year. Although, a few weeks ago, people were talking about a possible pairing with Nadia Petrova.

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Congrats Leanne!! Will she get a WC into the Aussie Qualies or any warm ups for winning this ??
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Congrats Leanne!! Will she get a WC into the Aussie Qualies or any warm ups for winning this ??
Hell no! Infact, Leanne is not even going to be playing Auckland qualies because she did not apply for a WC!! She did not apply because of two reasons; 1) She wants them to go to NZ's rising talent and 2) Because she feels that she is not good enough to compete! Well she has just bitched slaped everyone else in the country, so what does that say to you!??!

She is playing in the doubles MD tho.

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how old is she?

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Where're Marama's sisters ?
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Leanne is 24. 25 in early Jan. Still 7 or 8 more years of quality tennis ahead! I see her as a Maureen Drake type of player. Very good doubles, also good in singles, just needs to beleive in her self!

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Eden and Paula did not play for over a year. They came back late this year and played a couple of tourneys. Eden did not play in this tournament, Paula did and lost in the 1/4 finals as the #4 seed, to very talented and hardhitting 16 year old K.Vano (#5 seed).

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Eden and Pauls did not play for over a year. They came back late this year and played a couple of tourneys. Eden did not play in this tournament, Paila did and lost in the 1/4 finals as the #4seed, to very talented and hardhitting 16 year old K.Vano (#5 seed).
They had very good results in 2002 and 2003. What's happen? This year they almost haven't played
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Congrats to Leanne!

Too bad she won't play Auckland qualies, though. Strange decision, since she's not all that old herself.
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Hell no! Infact, Leanne is not even going to be playing Auckland qualies because she did not apply for a WC!! She did not apply because of two reasons; 1) She wants them to go to NZ's rising talent and 2) Because she feels that she is not good enough to compete! Well she has just bitched slaped everyone else in the country, so what does that say to you!??!

She is playing in the doubles MD tho.
she did enter the tourney tho

so may still get in direct!

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Casey Dellacqua Jessica Moore Bojana Bobusic Storm Sanders
as well as Jelena Dokic Sam Stosur Sally Peers Ash Barty Olivia Rogowska Monique Adamczak Sacha Jones Rodionova Sisters Tammi Patterson Vicky Rajicic Azra Hadzic Alison Bai
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