Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: hiding in my bed
6 Schaul, Claudine Lux - Tzipora, Obziler Isr
the israelis playing at full gear now, as many other players in the world in order to warm up and brush aside the rust as they head towards fed-cup. this week the three best israelis are playing thier first clay tourny of the season together.
the hard courts season on which obziler plays slightly better is over, but the current number one from luxemborg isn't too good on the slow surface, both having just one good run and nothing more.
tzipi will be losing final points from dinan, where she lost to the strong junior bacsinzky. apart from that she wasn't too succeful, reaching main draw through qualification in RG only through a lucky loser entrance and 2nd round in another ITF tourny.
respectable, but not too worthy.
she'll be hoping to regain the points from dinan with some good wins in the Bausch & Lomb Championships.
claudine won her near-home title (Strasbourg) with an amazing run beating the first, second, fourth and fifth seeds including then 4th ranked lindsay davenport.
apart from that amazing run includin wins over sugiyama, loit and pisnik - she won just one match against a very low ranked WC.
the pair have played before on hardcourts in canberra qualifications - tzipi won in two sets 6-3 7-5 upsetting then 78th ranked schual.
both players stand even in thier win/loss record, though claudine played more tournies
4/4 and 7/7. not much separates between the two, even though the luxembourg resedent has been top100 for quite a long while. IMO, claudine has no weapons to fight tzipi, who should win this with her experience and strong mental game.
6-4 6-2 for obziler.
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