Saori Obata Cheering To Victory Thread - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 2004, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Grachka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Posts: 9,112
                     
Saori Obata Cheering To Victory Thread

Good luck Saori!



R1: Saori Obata JPN vs Myriam Casanova SUI

The fruit series is suspended whilst Grachka (obatafan) mourns Saori's retirement.

Saori Obata

Born : April 23rd 1978
Age: 28
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')

ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
WTA:
Finalist (1): 2003 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Bali.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2004 - Birmingham; 2003 - Memphis, Pattaya City; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Shanghai.
Grachka is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 2004, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Grachka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Posts: 9,112
                     
Saori won!

She made it difficult for herself though, she was leading 6-3 2-0 and gave away the second set and then trailed 3-4* in the third. She now goes on to have a hard match against Ai Sugiyama, but Saori has nearly beaten her before (they met in LA and Saori lost 6-2 3-6 3-6) Anyway, good luck and well done Saori!

R1: Saori Obata JPN def. Myriam Casanova SUI 6-3 4-6 6-4
R2: Saori Obata JPN vs. Ai Sugiyama JPN (8)

The fruit series is suspended whilst Grachka (obatafan) mourns Saori's retirement.

Saori Obata

Born : April 23rd 1978
Age: 28
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')

ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
WTA:
Finalist (1): 2003 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Bali.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2004 - Birmingham; 2003 - Memphis, Pattaya City; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Shanghai.
Grachka is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2004, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Grachka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Posts: 9,112
                     
Saori Obata JPN def. [8]Ai Sugiyama JPN 6-4 6-4



Well done Saori! She will play either Nathalie Dechy or Tzipora Obziler next in round 3.

The fruit series is suspended whilst Grachka (obatafan) mourns Saori's retirement.

Saori Obata

Born : April 23rd 1978
Age: 28
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')

ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
WTA:
Finalist (1): 2003 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Bali.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2004 - Birmingham; 2003 - Memphis, Pattaya City; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Shanghai.
Grachka is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2004, 02:23 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: United States
Posts: 469
 
Nice Job Saori
Reichen is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2004, 03:13 AM
Senior Member
 
Melly Flew Us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: i love mike
Posts: 2,090
                     
omedetu obata-san

Quote:
Originally Posted by it-girl View Post
Let's just put it like this, there is Justine Bieber (I just threw up a little) who ... is hyped far beyond his talent.

Then you have Michael Jackson & that name speaks for itself, no hype needed at all.
Melly Flew Us is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2004, 03:32 AM
country flag jrm
Senior Member
 
jrm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Velenje
Posts: 37,227
                     
Very nice, SAORI!

Äre 2007 Downhill and GS GOLD: Aksel LUND SVINDAL (NOR) WC overall champion for 2006/07 and 2008/09; winner of 2 crystal globes in GS and SC
Val d’Isère 2009 SC GOLD and Super-G BRONZE
Vancouver 2010: Super-G GOLD, downhill SILVER, GS bronze
Current crushes: Johannes STRATE Tom BATEMAN Éric BRUNEAU Greyston HOLT David MIESMER Raphaël LENGLET Richard RANKIN Tom LEEB
jrm is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2004, 05:21 AM
Senior Member
 
Greenout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Abroad with a passport
Posts: 16,036
                     
I did not see this coming at all. Wow. Hope impressive is this?
Beating your "Senpai".

Congrats!!!!
Greenout is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2004, 01:02 PM
Senior Member
 
oaki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: bangkok
Posts: 3,051
                     
congrats Saori..wow impressive win for her
oaki is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2004, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Grachka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Posts: 9,112
                     
Saori will play Nathalie Dechy in the third round, i think she plays on Saturday.

Doubles R1: Obata/Asagoe JPN/JPN def. Dominikovic/Rodionova AUS/RUS 6-1 6-4

Doubles R2: Saori Obata/Shinobu Asagoe JPN/JPN vs. [16]Ting Li/Tian-Tian Sun CHN/CHN

Tough match for Saori and Shinobu, but they could sneak it. Good luck!

The fruit series is suspended whilst Grachka (obatafan) mourns Saori's retirement.

Saori Obata

Born : April 23rd 1978
Age: 28
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')

ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
WTA:
Finalist (1): 2003 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Bali.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2004 - Birmingham; 2003 - Memphis, Pattaya City; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Shanghai.
Grachka is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 2004, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Grachka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Posts: 9,112
                     
Li/Sun CHN def. Obata/Asagoe JPN 6-0 6-2

That team are too good. They could go far.

Good luck tomorrow (Aussie time!) Saori! You can beat Nathalie and go into your first Grand Slam Fourth Round! Good luck!

The fruit series is suspended whilst Grachka (obatafan) mourns Saori's retirement.

Saori Obata

Born : April 23rd 1978
Age: 28
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')

ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
WTA:
Finalist (1): 2003 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Bali.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2004 - Birmingham; 2003 - Memphis, Pattaya City; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Shanghai.
Grachka is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome