Some draw news - Justine, Jen out -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2005, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
Gone but Never Forgotten
Linnie's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: condo hell
Posts: 9,490
Some draw news - Justine, Jen out,00.html

Molik, Hewitt draw well
January 8, 2005

ALICIA Molik's Australian Open preparations received another boost today when she was handed a relatively trouble-free draw for next week's Medibank International in Sydney.

The sixth-seeded South Australian will meet Italian Francesca Schiavone in the first round and has landed on the opposite side of the draw to world No.1 Lindsay Davenport.

Davenport is the only player in the world's top six that Molik hasn't beaten but will only come up against Australia's big white hope if the two reach the final of the grand slam lead-up event.

The in-form Molik, who has won 26 of her last 30 matches, including three straight to open the year with a bang at the Hopman Cup in Perth, is projected to meet fourth seed Vera Zvonareva in the quarter-finals and fellow Russian Anastasia Myskina in the semi-finals.

Molik upstaged Myskina, the French Open champion and current world No.3, in the bronze medal playoff at the Athens Olympics and would relish another showdown with the ITF's international player of 2004.

The two other Australians in the red-hot women's field also received good draws for the $1.25 million Medibank International.

Teenage wildcard Sophie Ferguson will meet Bulgarian veteran Magdalena Maleeva, while Samantha Stosur - fresh off her maiden appearance in a WTA final on the Gold Coast today - will play Croat Jelena Kostanic.

Defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne was a late scratching today with a knee injury that places her Australian Open participation in serious doubt.

The former world No.1's withdrawal elevated Japan's Ai Sugiyama to eighth seeding behind Davenport, Myskina, Dementieva, Zvonareva, Nadia Petrova, Molik and Gold Coast winner Patty Schnyder.

Men's top seed and three-time champion Lleyton Hewitt should have few problems opening his title defence against Slovak Karol Beck, whom the Australian demolished en route to last year's final of the US Open in their only previous career meeting.

Hewitt's first big test is likely to come in the semi-finals against either Taylor Dent, the serve-volleying American who upset the world No.3 in Adelaide last night, or his part-time Swedish hitting partner Joachim Johansson.

Mark Philippoussis, on the other hand, faces trouble early after being pitted against fourth-seeded Romanian Andrei Pavel in the opening round - should he be fit enough to play.

Any draw these days is a tough one for Philippoussis, who hasn't won a match since June and whose Australian Open build-up suffered a further setback last week when he was forced to pull out of the Hopman Cup with a groin tear.

Australian Wayne Arthurs drew Italian Filippo Volandri first up, while fellow Australian wildcard Todd Reid will take on fifth-seeded Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. The week-long tournament gets underway tomorrow at Sydney's Homebush Bay.

[LEFT][center][COLOR=Red][B][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=1][SIZE=2][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=1][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=5]AMÉLIE[/SIZE][/FONT] [/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/SIZE][/FONT][/B][/COLOR][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=1][COLOR=Red]ALWAYS[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/center]
Linnie is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2005, 03:22 AM
I'm so current, I'm tomorrow.
AjdeNate!'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: The City by the Lake.
Posts: 49,170
Juju... knee?
AjdeNate! is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2005, 03:29 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 6,158
Someone have the full draw?
maxomax is online now  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2005, 03:42 AM
Senior Member
bigshow21's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,414
NNNNNOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Get well soon Jen!!!!!

Jennifer Capriati!!!!

Proud to be one of Jen's Hell's Angels!
bigshow21 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2005, 04:38 AM
Senior Member
WhatTheDeuce's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 34,461
Is the actual draw out?
WhatTheDeuce is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2005, 04:40 AM
Senior Member
DaNieLa RoCkZ's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 12,511
it must be since they are saying who is gonna be playin in the first round

Daniela Hantuchova : WaKe uP FrOm thiS NiGhTmArE!!!!
Serena Williams : Finally BaCk to HeR DoMiNaTiNg SeLF!! WhEn ShE's PLaYiNg!

Jelena Dokic : ShOw uS WhAt yOu CaN dO!

AlSo GoOd LuCk To - OlGa PoUtcHkOvA || MaThiLDe JoHaNsSoN || aBiGaIL SpEaRs || KLaRa ZaKoPaLoVa || IVeTA BeNeSoVa
DaNieLa RoCkZ is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2005, 04:40 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Erm...
Posts: 28,996
Woohoo. Bepa gets Alicia in her section.

Sharapova's_Boy is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2005, 05:00 AM
Senior Member
Martian KC's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Upside down
Posts: 21,061
Ay! I wanted Justine to play this and Nadia not too.:angry:

Good Luck In 2005:
[Martina Hingis] [Justine Henin-Hardenne]
[Cara Black] [Nadia Petrova] [Eugenia Linetskaya] [Patty Schnyder]
[Svetlana Kuznetsova] [Ai Sugiyama] [Su-Wei Hsieh] [Gisela Dulko]

[Maja Matezvic] [Karolina Sprem] [Eleni Daniilidou] [Maria Kirilenko] [Jelena Jankovic]
[Tathiana Garbin] [Timea Bacsinszky] [Kaia Kanepi] [Na Li] [Vera Douchevina]

The Pompous Member Of The Justine Philistines' Society™
Martian 4 Life
Martian KC is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2005, 06:12 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Posts: 938
Oh I hope Stosur can win!!
rusty_red_head is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2005, 07:42 AM
Senior Member
Huntress555's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Watchin tennis or Suncorp
Posts: 1,676
Bad luck to Justine, I was look forward to see her in the aus open.


Casey Dellacqua
:: Sharapova :: Jankovic :: Safarova :: Vaidisova :: Ivanovic ::

|| Dellacqua || Adamczak || Dokic || Ferguson || Wheeler || Stosur || Moore ||
and all the other Aussie girls and guys!

Official Commentator of Don't knock the Dok
Huntress555 is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 8th, 2005, 07:48 AM
country flag gsm
Senior Member
gsm's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,414
Well done Linnie!!!
gsm is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

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

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


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

Email Address:


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