Singapore ITF Junior Championships 2011
Singapore, Singapore G2 - Hard
Singles Main Draw Zaelly Ircha AUS vs. BYE
Sasha Shapovalova RUS vs. Qualifier 1
Carol Chan HKG vs. [WC]Ting Ling HKG Mélina Ljungljung LUX vs. BYE Julie Saville AUS vs. BYE
Khunyah Nomyan THA vs. Ndjamena Zinaida Naaumy MDA
Anna Smith USA vs. Qualifier 2 Jawaskraya Loordinia MAS vs. BYE
Singles Qualifying Draw Anna Rurikovich RUS vs. [SE]Caroline Smith USA
[WC]Juju Heng CHN vs. [SE/4]Aleesha Stosur AUS
Davae Bothavska LIT vs. Laura Thompson AUS
[WC]Ying Yang CHN vs. Christina Hargrove FIJ
Doubles Entry Deadline: Monday at 11:00 AM CET.
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The Brainless Pusher
Ernests Gulbis, Marin Cilic, John Isner
Gilles Simon, Nicolas Almagro, Tommy Haas, Jack Sock
Kimiko Date Krumm, Tomas Berdych, Michail Youzhny, Daniel Brands
Elena Dementieva, Julia Cohen, Anna Chakvetadze
Doubles Main Draw Chan/Nomyan HKG/THA vs. [WC]Hargrove/Hisamatsu FIJ/JPN
[SE]C. Smith/Stosur USA/AUS vs. Naaumy/Yang MDA/CHN Ljungljung/Loordinia LUX/MAS vs. D. Bothavska/Thompson LIT/AUS
[Alt]Rurikovich/Shapovalova RUS/RUS vs. Ircha/Saville AUS/AUS
Kathleen Pryde-Degman welcomes junior players to her country!
Senior Tour player Kathleen Pryde-Degman is proud that there at least is a small tournament at her home and welcomes the junior players with open arms.
"It will do the younger ones good to watch these girls in action. A lot of girls out here can play, but the system of education first and survival is making it tough for many girls to even think about trying. You got to be rich at least not to think of studies. I was lucky that I was spotted by my mentor and the rest was history. Even then, I was doing my degree while on tour," said Pryde-Degman.
The tournament would be held at the Kallang Tennis Center which also hosted the Youth Olympics in 2010. The junior players would take one day break and a free trip to the Singapore Flyer to enjoy dinner with a lovely view.
"I'm really thankful that there is a small group of people fighting against all odds to have this event. This country loves soccer the most though we have more success in Table Tennis as well as water related sport like swimming, sailing..etc. So to have this tennis tournament is a bonus. I wish this event all the best and I would be watching it!" exclaims Pryde-Degman.
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