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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 28th, 2006, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

Main draw 1st round (in draw order):

Lisa Sutton (1) BT Nicola George 6-3, 6-3
Laura Slater BT Aime Jarratt 6-1, 6-0
Artijeta Goxhuli BT Olivia Smith 6-7, 6-3, 6-3
Jocelyn Rae (7) BT Jennifer Ren 6-2, 6-2
Jade Windley (3) BT Hannah James 6-1, 6-0
Jenny Rabot BT Hannah Pickford 6-3, 7-5
Annabel Gledden BT Stephanie Parker 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
Natasha Marks BT Debbie Armstrong (3) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4
Jessica Jackson (6) BT Caitlin Steel 6-1, 6-2
Lereesa Easterbrook BT Yvanna Kurlak 7-6, 6-1
Sian Bayliss BT Jodie Williams 6-3, 6-1
Amanda Cunningham (4) BT Kate Smith 6-2, 6-2
Stephanie Cornish (8) BT Amanda Elliott 7-5, 6-3
Anastasia Nebojanko BT Samantha Vickers 6-4, 6-3
Amy Sargeant BT Aimee Gibson 6-2, 6-0
Naomi Broady (2) BT Emily Crack 7-5, 6-1

2nd round & quarters to be played tomorrow

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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

Tough draw.

Hoping for a Rae/Broady final but wouldn't mind it Cornish or Cunningham get there.

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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

Did you watch any of this bluepastures? If so can you give us a report please? Anyway, I hope Jocelyn and Stephanie can make the final and if not Stephanie then Sian or Amanda!

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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

Yes I am watching all the event, but can't do report as posting scores via phone (slow!) as away from home. Here's today's scores:

2nd round:

Slater BT Sutton 6-2, 6-3
Rae BT Goxhuli 6-3, 6-2
Windley BT Rabot 6-2, 6-1
Marks BT Gledden 6-0, 6-0
Jackson BT Easterbrook 6-4, 6-0
Bayliss BT Cunningham 6-1, 7-6
Cornish BT Nebojanko 6-1, 7-6
Broady BT Sargeant 6-0, 6-3

Quarters:

Rae BT Slater 6-2, 7-6
Windley BT Marks 6-2, 6-4
Jackson BT Bayliss 6-1, 6-2
Broady BT Cornish 6-0, 6-2

Nigel Sears (now employed by LTA ) was amongst the spectators today.
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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

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Yes I am watching all the event, but can't do report as posting scores via phone (slow!) as away from home. Here's today's scores:

2nd round:

Bayliss BT Cunningham 6-1, 7-6
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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

Wow Great win for Sian.

Keep it up Jocelyn and Naomi.

Suprised Naomi beat Steph so easily.

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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

Semis

Rae BT Windley 6-3, 6-4
Broady BT Jackson 6-0, 6-3

Final

Rae beating Broady 7-6, 5-5 when had to leave to catch my train.

Consol final:

Elliott BT James 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

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Semis

Rae BT Windley 6-3, 6-4
Broady BT Jackson 6-0, 6-3

Final

Rae beating Broady 7-6, 5-5 when had to leave to catch my train.

Consol final:

Elliott BT James 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Thanks for posting. Jocelyn was close to beating Broady in Rohampton I think. I wonder if she pulled off the win this time?
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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

Good to see Elliott winning the consolation, saw her at wrexham and was quite impressed with her game.

Good to see Jocelyn getting good results again, its taken her a while, hoping she gets going on the junior scene properly in 2007.

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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

I've just emailed the LTA competitions section, so I should hopefully have the final result by tomorrow evening.

In the final, Rae was leading 5-3 in the 2nd set, but then she failed to serve out for the match. She certainly got the home support, with quite a number of her family & friends turning up to watch each day. Fortunately for her supporters they didn't put ever her on court 8, the court which is virtually impossible to watch properly due to a badly located office blocking viewing!
Apparently she was flying to Sweden yesterday for tournaments (presumably those junior ITFs that Mel South played 2 or 3 years back).
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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

Yeah shes in a draw for a Grade 3 there this week.

Will be interesting to see the final result.

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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

Good week for Sian! Hoping to see her play more ITF junior events and mix in some challengers along the way. Dare I say that she has passed Jennifer Ren for right now as the best 1993 born Brit? Also, nice week for Jocelyn even though she couldn't keep it up in Sweden (probably tired).

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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

I had my reply from the LTA today. Jocelyn Rae won the final 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3).
About Bayliss & Jennifer Ren, you may have a point there. Apparently Ren was suffering from jet-lag at Nottingham, but one thing I've noticed in several matches over the last year, is that Ren can sometimes get a bit over-emotional on court (think Zvonareva / Hantuchova of 2005) and that negative body language can give the opponent a boost. Also, because she's so light-weight physically, she can struggle to cope with the bigger hitters like Broady or Rae, and of course there's a lot of them around, even at her age group, in the ITF / T.E tournaments

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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

I think its the classis thing of a players game style.

The Rens seem to be defenders and at 11/12 they beat the other girls easily cos the others can;t out hit them and make too many errors. As they get older the girls get bigger and stronger and can hit the ball much harder.

Sian does now appear to be the top under 14 player.

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Re: 18 & under Grand Prix - Nottingham 28-30/12/06

the Ren's are never going to be big and physical, so they are just going to have to get used to other people out hitting them sometimes and find a way of coping

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