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Re: $50,000 Fukuoka (JPN) 2014 | May 05 (Quali Draw)

still no main draw ?
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Re: $50,000 Fukuoka (JPN) 2014 | May 05 (Quali Draw)

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That is the least japanese name I've ever heard of in a japanese player

Let's take a guess, French Dad moves to Japan, loves Japanese women, get married and decide to live in Japan with his Japanese wife permanently, have a half French half Japanese kid, takes fathers French name but has Japanese nationality and represents Japan on the tour?

Anyway, sad that Rika couldn't qualify here, she does so well on the Grass and really deserves it after clawing her ranking up since the end of last year. She just needs a lucky couple of draws if she can qualify in the higher 50/75K tournys.
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still no main draw ?
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Re: $50,000 Fukuoka (JPN) 2014 | May 05 (Quali Draw)

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Re: $50,000 Fukuoka (JPN) 2014 | May 05 (Quali Draw)

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Artificial grass, in a way similar to clay as players could slide on it.
No, you absolutely can't slide on this surface

I used to play on this surface in my Uni in Japan and the bounce is high like on clay but the surface is kinda soft and cushy with random clay spread all over it. Really weird

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Can't they? I remember I watched on clips players doing those slides to get back in balance quicker. It's just like it's clay if not the color....


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Players are sliding alright

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Re: $50,000 Fukuoka (JPN) 2014 | May 05 (Quali Draw)

Singles Main Draw

(1)An-Sophie Mestach (BEL) v Q/LL
Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) v Mari Tanaka (JPN)
Miharu Imanishi (JPN) v Q/LL
(7)Irena Pavlovic (FRA) v Samantha Murray (GBR)

(4)Erika Sema (JPN) v (wc)Naomi Osaka (JPN)
Qiang Wang (CHN) v (wc)Miyu Kato (JPN)
Arina Rodionova (AUS) v Junri Namigata (JPN)
(9)Naomi Broady (GBR) v Jade Windley (GBR)

(8)Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS) v Tara Moore (GBR)
Storm Sanders (AUS) v Q/LL
Shuko Aoyama (JPN) v Q/LL
(3)Eri Hozumi (JPN) v Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)

(6)Olga Savchuk (UKR) v (wc)Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) v Q/LL
Nao Hibino (JPN) v (wc)Riko Sawayanagi (JPN)
(2)Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) v Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL)
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Re: $50,000 Fukuoka (JPN) 2014 | May 05 (Draws)

Qristina

Naomi O.

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Re: $50,000 Fukuoka (JPN) 2014 | May 05 (Draws)

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No, you absolutely can't slide on this surface

I used to play on this surface in my Uni in Japan and the bounce is high like on clay but the surface is kinda soft and cushy with random clay spread all over it. Really weird
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Re: $50,000 Fukuoka (JPN) 2014 | May 05 (Draws)

Isn't it just astroturf (AKA artifical grass)?? Its sand spread throughout it, not clay. Growing up in Northern UK the courts I played at were made of this stuff and you absolutely can slide on it. IT's very slippery.
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Re: $50,000 Fukuoka (JPN) 2014 | May 05 (Draws)

Naomi vs Jade
Tammy pops up again lol as it's "grass"

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Re: $50,000 Fukuoka (JPN) 2014 | May 05 (Draws)

Yeah artificial grass with sand on it....very easy to slide on.....

GL Tammi and Mon, hopefully another good week for the aussies here...

Good luck to the West Aussies in 2013!:
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Re: $50,000 Fukuoka (JPN) 2014 | May 05 (Draws)

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Re: $50,000 Fukuoka (JPN) 2014 | May 05 (Draws)

Can anyone translate what Mari Osaka says here? I'm guessing Osaka sisters aren't very comfortable speaking in Japanese? The tournament has a pretty good youtube channel and facebook page btw, even though their website seems broken.

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