Btw SeanQ is going to leave us hanging, hoping we all get hope and bothered while we wait for him to divulge his gossip. Come on Sean, let it rip, imagine if I die of a heart attack tonight never knowing what happend.
I'm on crap shifts at work at the moment, so not on the net as much.
OK here goes....
In like 1992 at Albury or Wodonga $10k....Jane/Kate Mcdonald vs Melissa Beadman/Thai player (I think)..
Jane/Kate were leading 6-0,4-0 or something (they won 0&0)....The other girls were looking pretty shattered. Jane actually laughed loudly & commented something along the lines, about how useless the other pair were & they weren't going to end up winning a game! Kate ended up telling her basically to shut up & stop acting like an immature bitch & barely spoke to her for the rest of the match. From memory, I don't think they played much together after that. Kate was a really nice player/person.
I think 1993 or something.
- Jane d Renee Reid - 7-5,6-0 (1r @ Wagga Wagga) - Renee lead 5-0, Jane won the last 12 games of the match. The match was fairly heated as there were no linesman or anything. I think Renee's coach & I were the only ones watching. At the end of the match, Renee went to shake Jane's hand.Jane bairly touched it & Renee looked surprised. I then listened in on her coaching & her talking, Renee described the handshake as a "coldfish handshake" & basically what a bitch Jane was.
They then had to play dub's (either that afternoon or late the next afternoon). Renee hated Jane throughout the match (Jane/Trudi vs Renee/Jodi Richardson). She'd roll the ball back to Trudi nicely, but was deliberately aiming for Jane whenever she could. Eventually when hitting a ball back at the end of a point, Renee hit Jane in the back of the head & ended up being spoken to by the umpire.
Jane then beat Renee 0&0 at a $10k in Canberra, I think the next year. I saw them both play the Albury $10k the next week. Renee actually said Hi to Jane as they walked past each other once.
I also overheard someone ask Trudi what's been wrong with Jane, she's acting weird & even more unsociable than normal). Jane sat up on a balcony by herself all day with a cats arse face, not even talking to her friend & dub's partner Trudi. From memory, she retired within a year of that.
I got to see Jane play Evie a couple of times when Evie was like 16. You could tell they weren't fans of each others even when Evie was so young. Evie would always make a point of stirring her by yelling "C'Mon!!" loudly at Jane after a good point.
Every $10k I went to, you'd get to overhear pretty much all the players except Trudi slag her. The only player Jane was nice to or had any sort of respect for seemed to be Kristine Kunce (who everyone got along with, even Lucie Ahl!), who was obviously a much better player than Jane.
That's pretty much it on Jane. Most of the players hated her & none were sad to see her retire!
I remember her being interviewed after beating Christina Singer in the 2r of AO at about 1992-1994. She was saying that her doctors were saying she'd never play again because of some medical condition/disease or something.
She then lost 4&2 to Novotna 3r.
At the start of the year she ended up retiring, I remember her saying if she hadn't made it to the top 100 by the end of that year, she'd quit. From memory, she quit when still ranked mid 100's.