VWTT 2002 Thalgo Australian Women's Hardcourt: Draw and Results
<H2 align=center><IMG SRC="http://www.tennisaustralia.com.au/TennisAu/tennisau.nsf/0/de695513f88dc937ca256ab8004aa041/Body/0.FE?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg" align="center" width=73 height=130><br /><font color=yellow><font face="helvetica"><br />Thalgo Australian Women's Hardcourt</H2><H5 align=center>(Dec. 30 - Jan. 5, 2002)</H5>
Welcome to Gold Cost, Australia: host of the Tier III, $170,000 Thalgo Australian Women's Hardcourt tournament. The Thalgo Australian is the first tournament on the VWTT calendar. Top players from all over the world have travelled to Gold Coast to make their presence on the tour and are all vying for the best ranking, going into the Australian Open, which is quickly approaching: only 2 1/2 weeks away. Being that this is a new tour, all players are starting from scratch, and will have to work their way up to the top and prove themselves all over again. Will Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis be vowed the Queens of the tour or will up-and-comers Jelena Dokic and Kim Clijsters or past players like Jana Novotna take over the thrown? These questions will all start to unravel this week, as the VWTT season has has now began. Get ready to roll: it's game, set, match time! Enjoy your stay at Gold Coast, and good luck to all players participating!
<br /><IMG SRC="http://www.xtreme.com.au/about/gold-coast.jpg" align=left>If you like sun, surf and sand, unpolluted air and a relaxed lifestyle, with heaps of Tourist attractions thrown in, then you'll love the Gold Coast of Australia.
<br />The Gold Coast can boast an average of 245 days of fine weather each year and daytime temperatures above 22 degrees for 279 days a year. Yes! This is truly the Sunshine State. The Gold Coast is located on the Eastern seaboard of Australia just 80km south of the City of Brisbane.
<br /><IMG SRC="http://www.royalpines.com.au/images/tennis.jpg" align=left width=180 height=195>Players will stay at the Royal Pines Resort, which will be the stage for the tournament.
<br /><h3>Some of the players competing<br /><IMG SRC="http://images.tvnz.co.nz/sport/tennis/hingis_martina_forehand.jpg" alt="Martina Hingis" width=100 height=100><IMG SRC="http://www.myhero.com/images/sports/williams/williams.jpg" width=94 height=100 alt="Venus Williams"><IMG SRC="http://www.serbia-info.com/g3/images/dokicreturnstohingisusopen0209jpg.jpg" width=72 height=100 alt="Jelena Dokic"><IMG SRC="http://www.sports.com/it/images/tennis/davenporthaven.jpg" width=83 height=100 alt="Lindsay Davenport"><br /></h3>
[ January 01, 2002: Message edited by: Jeff ]</p>