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post #1 of 101 (permalink) Old May 6th, 2003, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Lauren Cheung

This thread is dedicated to the young Sydneysider.

Anyway, here's some basic info:

Name: Lauren Cheung
Date of Birth: 11 April 1984
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Residence: Sydney, Australia
Height: 1.67m (5"6)
Weight: 55kg
Plays: Right-handed (DH backhand)
Favourite Surface: Hard
Age began tennis: 10
Hobbies: Listening to music; shopping
Favourite player: Lleyton Hewitt

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post #2 of 101 (permalink) Old May 6th, 2003, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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2004 Schedule & Results

Mar 15 $10K Yarrawonga, AUS
Mar 08 $10K Yarrawonga, AUS

Mar 01 $10K Benalla, AUS - 1R
Feb 29 $10K Warrnambool, AUS - 1R
Feb 22 $25K Bendigo, AUS - Q1
Jan 12 WTA Canberra (Tier III), AUS - Q1

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Here's a pic of Lauren I've managed to find from back in her high school days at Loreto Normanhurst College.
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ooh a Lauren thread

I like Lauren a lot, she's fiesty and a real cutie

I've got to say I don't think her European clay sojourn will be all that successful (IMO), but I certainly hope I'm proven wrong. I just think they are the wrong tournaments for her to play, especially being $25K level. No doubt she will run into lots of Italians and Spaniards that were born on the stuff
I don't think her game will suit well on clay...Lauren tends to rush the ball and doesn't have a lot of patience...but anyway you have to give her credit for giving it a go. One must learn to play on all surfaces right?
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Oh...and I didn't realise her b'day was just a few weeks ago! Happy B'day!!!
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At this point in her career, I think it's better for her to try and get her ranking up to a comfortable position, more than trying to play on all surfaces. She made a bad decision by withdrawing from $25K Hochiminh City due to SARS probably. She could have done really well there due to the weak field.

She played a smarter schedule last year when she headed up to North America and did quite well reaching 2 $10K SFs.

Currently, she's 17th on the Alternate list for $25K Stockholm next week. I'm scared she won't make it.

She's quite lucky because all the other $25K events she entered have a 64 player qualifying draw, so she should make it.

Anyway, all the best to Lauren on her European tour.

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BTW, I'm wondering how her financial situation is at the moment...

I don't think she has a sponsor, so all her financing must come from her parents' pockets.

Terry, I know this may seem like a silly question, but did her family look well-off financially when you saw them at the Aus Open?
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Some good news, Lauren made the maindraw cutoffs for $10K Almeria, Spain (Week of 19 May). This will save her from playing unnecessary qualy matches, although it could help her to get some groove.
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lol I can't really remember I remember her parents sitting an watching, and saw her brother walking around quite a bit (seemed maybe 15/16 or so?)...they seemed regular middle class people from memory!
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She is currently ranked around 530 I think she should play some 10Ks rather than all the scheduled 25Ks, she needs to win some matches and will run into a lot of tough players in the 25Ks, 10Ks would be a better experience for her

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I've updated Lauren's schedule.

She's replaced $25K Galatina with $10K Stare Splavy. Good decision.

She's also now 12th in the Alternate list for $25K Stockholm next week. I do hope she gets in...
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lol I can't really remember I remember her parents sitting an watching, and saw her brother walking around quite a bit (seemed maybe 15/16 or so?)...they seemed regular middle class people from memory!
Her brother wasn't supporting her? lol
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Well she got in as you know

Molnar is the seeded opponent...don't know anything about her, but she is European so therefore will be tough on clay
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Lauren lost 1-6 2-6...

I'll bet she totally felt out of place on the clay courts, after playing on grass the previous two weeks.

Thank goodness, next week will be a hardcourt tourney.
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I wish her all the best next week

I'm sure if she drew Adriana she could've gotten a win Which is why I hate 16 seeds in these $25K qualy fields
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