My report: ill do this in teh draw order, not in teh order i watched
Oxana Karyshkova (Russia) bt Ipek Senoglu (Turkey) 7-5 6-2
when i left Oxana was leading 3-1, Ipek looked tired and sore. Oxana wasnt having to much bother
Irina Boulykina (Russia) bt Lenk Snajdrova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-4
Irina played very solidly and consitently, Lenk didnt. Only saw 1st set.
Chiaki Nakajima (Japan) bt bt Charlotta Larsson (Sweden) 6-4 6-2
Thsi was a bit fo a shock. Chiaki had spent the whole day wandering about on her own, as shes teh only asian here, and was last on court. Starngely, she dint moonball
Chiaki broke at 4-4 and never looked back. Pretty much teh only upet of the day.
Chanele Scheepers (South Africa) bt Frances Hendry (GB) 6-3 6-3
I was very impressed by Hendry. Solid of teh ground and powerful. She has lots fo bp and game points but squandered them all. Scheepers was too experienced. Frances loks very promising.
Sofia Arvidsson (Sweden) bt Melanie Marois (Canada) 6-2 6-1
This match was very interesting. But not because of teh result. Sofia had just 1 racket. The airline woudlnt let her take tehm on teh plane as handluggage and they got lost. If the string had broken she would ahve ahd to default. Luckily, she was only on court fro about and hour. Melanie ried, but coudlnt do anything.
Natalie Neri (GB) bt Kelly Simkin (GB) 7-5 6-2
Kelly led 5-2 and promptly lost the next 5 games. Didnt see the second set. Neri looked competent if not great. Kelly was all over the place after she dropped her lead.
Frederica Piedade (Portugal) bt Elsa O'Riain (Ireland) 1-6 6-2 6-3
Elsa cruised the 1st set 61, but Piedade fought abck strongly as O'Riains game fell apart. Didnt see final set, but resutl was inevitable. Can imagine Elsa being good on hard court, but Piedade was too strong from teh back.
Christina Zachariadou (Greece) bt Cristelle Grier (GB) 6-2 6-2
Grier has no breasts!!! Im serious. And from this match she has no talent either. Pathetic performance. She coudltn cope with eth slow courts at all, Zachariadou didnt have to do much really.
Jaslyn Hewitt (Aus) bt Svelta Bozionik (Slovenia) 6-4 6-0
Jaslyn never looked in doubt. I only saw 2nd set but she was all over the hapless Svelta who double-faulted about 10 times.
Alexsandra Srndovic (Sweden) bt Chantal Coombs (GB) 6-1 6-1
Coombs didnt play badly, but Alexsandra was in a difefret class. Chantal tried to change things up a bit, but failed miserably. Chanatl showed glimpses of talent, especially up at teh net - but it wasnt near enough. She came off court in tears. Coincidently, Coombs and Neri share a coach.
Olivia Sanchez (France) bt Emily Webley-Smith (GB) 6-1 6-4
Didnt see any of this match, btu it was teh first on adn teh first off. Emily spent teh next 6 hurs sunbathing on the grass and speaking on her phone.
Laura Dell'Angelo (Italy) bt Lyndsay Reilly (GB) 6-2 6-1
Linzi had major strapping on her left ankle, but even so she wouldnt have won this match. Reilly has very powerful groundstrokes, but unfortunately most fo them were 2ft long. If Linzi could ahve been more consistent she could ahve presurded her Italian oppenent. As it was Laura cruised through in a match which lasted a surprsisingly long time, about 80 minutes.
Karen Paterson (GB) bt Kirsty McRae (GB) 6-1 6-0
Teh score says it all. Kirsty hasnt evn hit puberty yet (i dont think), her time will come.
Aurelie Vedy (France) bt Marina Caiazzo (France) 6-4 6-1
Didnt see any of this match, so cant coment.
Mariam Ramon Climent (Spain) bt Melissa Berry (GB) 7-5 6-3
This scoreline is a real surprsie. This match lasted nearly 2 hours. Climent was not expecting this, and to be hoest i dont think Berry was either. Berry was able to stik to her game, and it nearly worked. In teh end teh spaniards superior clay court finesse showed.
It was absolutely boiling!! Ive sun burnt my arms and my neck! There wasnt a cloud in the sky and as a result there were muhc more people watching. The playes hung about all day, the brits staying in their little cliques. The 'posh' ones all sat about with tehir sun-bed tans and new mobiles giggling away. Teh 'unpopular' ones, wandered about by tehmselvesand practiced with foreigners.
I will be there all day tuesday, but not for very long tomorrow 'cause of school..
If you ahve any questions about any mathces/plauers etc.. just post.