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Sarah Borwell GBR 5 11.90%
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Melanie South GBR 5 11.90%
Claire Peterzan GBR 2 4.76%
Irena Pavlovic FRA 5 11.90%
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10000$ Hull, Great Britain, Jan23, winner: Melanie South

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History:
The original settlement of Wyke, or Wyke-Upon-Hull, was probably established by the Cistercian monastery of Meaux. A few miles upstream of the modern city, the port was used by the abbey for distribution of its wool. The location became strategically important to the English in conflict with the Scottish in the late 13th century. Edward I selected the site for its ideal proximity to his kingdom's adversary. Kingston-Upon-Hull was an advantageous port from which to launch his campaigns, sufficiently deep within the boundaries of England to afford security. The associated royal charter, dated April 1, 1299 remains preserved in Hull's Guildhall Archives.

Humber Bridge from the south side


The charter of 1440, constituted Kingston upon Hull a corporate town and granted that instead of a Mayor and Baliffs there should be a Mayor, Sheriff and twelve Aldermen who should be Justices of the Peace within the town and county. Hull was a major port during the Later Middle Ages and its merchants traded widely to ports in Northern Germany, the Baltics and the Low Countries. Wool, cloth and hides were exported, and timber, wine, furs and dyestuffs imported. Leading merchant, Sir William de la Pole, helped establish a family prominent in government. Bishop John Alcock, founder of Jesus College and patron of the grammar school in Hull, hailed from another Hull mercantile family. Hull grew in prosperity and importance during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. This is reflected in the construction of a number of fine, distinctively decorated brick buildings of which Wilberforce House (now a museum dedicated to the life of William Wilberforce) is a rare survival.

In 1642 Hull's governor Sir John Hotham declared for the Parliamentarian cause and later refused Charles I entry into the City and access to its large arsenal. He was declared a traitor and despite a parliamentarian pardon was later executed. (He was actually executed by the parliamentarians, not the royalists, when he tried to change sides.) This series of events was to precipitate the English Civil War since Charles I felt obliged to respond to the 'insult' by besieging the City, an event that played a critical role in triggering open conflict between the Parliamentarian and Royalist causes.

Hull developed as a British trade port with mainland Europe, Whaling until the mid 19th Century and deep sea fishing until the Anglo-Icelandic Cod War1975-1976, which resolution led to a major decline in Hull's economic fortune. It remains a major port dealing mostly with bulk commodities and commercial road traffic by RORO ferry to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge on mainland Europe. The city remains a UK centre of food processing. Because of its docks and proximity to continental Europe the city sustained particularly significant damage in bombing raids during the Second World War and much of the city centre was devastated. Most of the centre was rebuilt in the years following the war, but it is only recently that the last of the "temporary" car parks that occupied the spaces of destroyed buildings have been redeveloped.

Hull's administrative status has changed several times. It was a county borough within the East Riding of Yorkshire from 1889 and in 1974 it became a non-metropolitan district of Humberside. When that county was abolished in 1996 it was made a unitary authority. In 2003 Hull came top of a so-called 'Crap Towns' survey in the book edited by Sam Jordison and Dan Kieran. Two years later it was also deemed the 'worst town in the UK' in a Channel 4 television programme. It is now a thriving city with many new developments in the process of completion

Population: 240.000
Region: Yorkshire


The tournament:
Surface: Hard
Previous Winners:
2000: Louise LATIMER GBR d. Julie PULLIN GBR 42 42 41
2002: Nan-Nan LIU CHN d. Zi YAN CHN 61 62
2003: Anna-Lena GRÖNEFELD GER d. Tessy VAN DEN VEN NED 76 63
2004: Amanda JANES GBR d. Anna BASTRIKOVA RUS 63 61
2005: Katie OŽBRIEN GBR d. Ivanna ISRAILOVA UZB 64 64

In 2000 the tournament was an 25000$ tournament with many good top 200 players like Sybille Bammer, Lucie Ahl, Louise Latimer, Selima Sfar, Julie Pullin or Michaela Pastikova. The ITF tried the short set experiment there. Louise Latimer, one of Britains best players past there, pretty easily won, and even beat a certain Eleni Daniilidou in the quarters. Top seed Sybille Bammer who played one of her last tournaments here before gaving birth to her daughter lost in the quarters to Lorna Woodroffe. 2005 Champion Katie OŽBrien lost her first quali match vs Claire Ricketts.
2002 the Chinese girls showed the europeans how to play. The all chinese final Liu vs Yan was won by Nan-Nan. Jie Zheng reached the quarters and lost to Yan. Liu didnt lose a set. Yan only had some problems vs Hannah Collins in round 1. Top seed Anne Keothavong lost her first riound match vs Suzanne van Hartingsveldt, who reached the Semis later with another great victory 62 60 over Jane OŽDonoghue.
In 2003 it was time for Anna-Lena Grönefeld, who had some problems vs Elke Clijsters in the SF. Tessy van de Ven reached the final without losing a set and beat Suzanne van Hartingsveldt in the SF, who obviously likes to play in Hull. Top seed Matea Mezak lost in the second round to Anna-Lena.
In 2004 finally a British winner again with Amanda Janes. Amanda easily beat Anna Bastrikova in the final. Janes reached the final with victories over de Winne, Nugent, Schneider and Baltacha, while Bastrikova beat now more well-known players like Ayassamy, Laine, Paterson and Nooni. Hanna Nooni, the top seed doubla bageld Surina de Beer in the second round.
Last year Katie OŽBrien, who hasnt played too well here so far surprisingly won this years edition. Israilova didnt have to beat that good players. Noteable maybe her win over Sarah Borwell in the quarters. Top seed Irina Bulykina lost her first round match vs Yulia Ustyuzhanina



Quali
(1) Katie OŽBRIEN GBR vs bye
Barbara KVELSTEIN EST vs bye
Lauren DOSSOR GBR vs Charlotte MARTIN GBR 60 61
(15) Joanna CRAVEN GBR vs bye
(2) Chrissie SEREDNI USA vs bye
Nicola MOONEY GBR vs bye
Laura FISHER GBR vs Rachael HALL GBR 26 26
(13) Julia BONE GBR vs bye
(3) Alexandra KARAVAEVA RUS vs bye
Natasha MARKS GBR vs bye
Zoe BAMBRIDGE GBR vs Emma TOMLINSON GBR 61 60
(11) Samantha MURRAY GBR vs bye
(4) Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN vs bye
Elizaveta TOCHILOVSKAYA RUS vs bye
Essi LAINE FIN vs Lucy WARBURTON GBR 63 61
(12) Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN vs bye
(5) Naomi CAVADAY GBR vs bye
Laura SLATER GBR vs bye
Sarah STALLARD GBR vs Kim ROBERTS GBR 63 61
(10) Lucy FLETCHER GBR vs bye
(6) Kirsty WOOLLEY GBR vs bye
Georgina HINGLEY GBR vs bye
Rosanna HATCH GBR vs Lisa SUTTON GBR 36 26
(14) Catherine FALL GBR vs bye
(7) Julianna GATES USA vs ye
Susanna LINGMAN USA vs bye
Francesca KINSELLA GBR vs bye
(9) Elizabeth THOMAS GBR vs bye
(8) Ekatarina DRANETS RUS vs bye
Jenna WEBSTER GBR vs bye
Ekatarina POGREBNYAK RUS vs Hannah JAMES GBR 57 64 75
(16) Melissa PERCY GBR vs bye
2nd round
(1) Katie OŽBRIEN GBR d. Barbara KVELSTEIN EST 61 60
Lauren DOSSOR GBR d. (15) Joanna CRAVEN GBR 26 64 64
(2) Chrissie SEREDNI USA d. Nicola MOONEY GBR 62 60
(13) Julia BONE GBR d. Rachael HALL GBR 63 61
(3) Alexandra KARAVAEVA RUS d. Natasha MARKS GBR 63 62
(11) Samantha MURRAY GBR d. Zoe BAMBRIDGE GBR 64 63
(4) Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN d. Elizaveta TOCHILOVSKAYA RUS 36 61 60
(12) Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN d. Essi LAINE FIN 62 60
(5) Naomi CAVADAY GBR d. Laura SLATER GBR 61 60
(10) Lucy FLETCHER GBR d. Sarah STALLARD GBR 61 67 63
(6) Kirsty WOOLLEY GBR d. Georgina HINGLEY GBR 61 62
(14) Catherine FALL GBR d. Laura SUTTON GBR 61 75
Susanna LINGMAN USA d. (7) Julianna GATES USA 75 61
(9) Elizabeth THOMAS GBR d. Francesca KINSELLA GBR 63 62
(8) Ekatarina DRANETS RUS d. Jenna WEBSTER GBR 16 62 62
Ekatarina POGREBNYAK RUS d. (16) Melissa PERCY GBR 63 61
3rd round
(1) Katie OŽBRIEN GBR d. Lauren DOSSOR GBR 60 61
(13) Julia BONE GBR d. (2) Chrissie SEREDNI USA 63 62
(3) Alexandra KARAVAEVA RUS d. (11) Samantha MURRAY GBR 75 61
(4) Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN d. (12) Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN 63 60
(5) Naomi CAVADAY GBR d. (10) Lucy FLETCHER GBR ret
(6) Kirsty WOOLLEY GBR d. (14) Catherine FALL GBR 64 61
Susanna LINGMAN USA d. (9) Elizabeth THOMAS GBR 63 76
(8) Ekatarina DRANETS RUS d. Ekatarina POGREBNYAK RUS 61 62



MAIN DRAW
(1) q Katie OŽBRIEN GBR vs Eva PERA NED 60 10 ret Pera
q Kirsty WOOLLEY GBR vs Katie RUCKERT USA 57 57
Irena PAVLOVIC FRA vs Davinia LOBBINGER BEL 63 63
(8) Biliana PAVLOVA BUL vs q Ekatarina DRANETS RUS 16 61 36
(4) Claire PETERZAN GBR vs Anett KAASIK EST 62 26 76
q Susanna LINGMAN USA vs WC Claire RICKETTS GBR 46 75 26
Giorgia MORTELLO ITA vs WC Nadia LEE GBR 63 63
(6) Kelly DE BEER NED vs q Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN 46 76 36
(5) Paula ZABALA ALVAREZ COL vs Lindsay COX GBR 16 46
q Naomi CAVADAY GB vs Melissa BERRY GBR 64 67 26
LL Chrissie SEREDNI USA vs Rachael DILLON IRL 76 61
(3) Karen PATERSON GBR vs Rebecca DANDENIYA GBR 76 61
(7) Andrea POPOVIC SCG vs Tessy VAN DE VEN NED 61 63
Rebecca FONG GBR vs Sarah COLES GBR 26 26
Karina ILDOR JACOBSGAARD DEN vs q Alexandra KARAVAEVA RUS 63 60
(2) Melanie SOUTH GBR vs q Julia BONE GBR 62 75
2nd round
(1) Katie OŽBRIEN GBR d. Katie RUCKERT USA 60 76
Irena PAVLOVIC FRA d. Ekatarina DRANETS RUS 62 63
(4) Claire PETERZAN GBR d. Claire RICKETTS GBR 64 75
Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN d. Giorgia MORTELLO ITA 63 76
Lindsey COX GBR d. Melissa BERRY GBR 75 61
(3) Karen PATERSON GBR d. Chrissie SEREDNI USA 62 61
(7) Andrea POPOVIC SCG d. Sarah COLES GBR 76 75
(2) Melanie SOUTH GBR d. Karina ILDOR JACOBSGAARD DEN 61 63
QF
Irena PAVLOVIC FRA d. (1) Katie OŽBRIEN GBR 63 64
Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN d. (4) Claire PETERZAN GBR 61 64
(3) Karen PATERSON GBR d. Lindsey COX GBR 76 61
(2) Melanie SOUTH GBR d. (7) Andrea POPOVIC SCG 46 64 76
SF
Irena PAVLOVIC FRA d. Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN 62 63
(2) Melanie SOUTH GBR d. (3) Karen PATERSON GBR 46 61 76
Final
(2) Melanie SOUTH GBR d. Irena PAVLOVIC FRA 64 61

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this yrs entry list is a bit of a downer from previous yrs
cant even see someone from qualies causing a stir here.

didnt go last yr, and probably not this yr either.

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this yrs entry list is a bit of a downer from previous yrs
cant even see someone from qualies causing a stir here.

didnt go last yr, and probably not this yr either.
Not even the Cavaday?

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Not even the Cavaday?
2003 saw anna-lena Groenefeld play, as well as Mezak, Nooni

non of these players will ever likely crack 250, (top 500 for most)

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non of these players will ever likely crack 250, (top 500 for most)
Pavlovic might get to the top 250 at some stage of her career I think...

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WC Maindraw

Claire Ricketts GBR
Nadia Lee GBR

Katie OŽBrien gets Quali WC
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it says Katie O'Brien WCQ on the withdrawal list ??
she withdrew from list on 9th, then changed her mind and got a WCQ

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it says Katie O'Brien WCQ on the withdrawal list ??
she withdrew from list on 9th, then changed her mind and got a WCQ
She lost first round in Florida and Hull is where she lives. She had withdrawn from the tournament expecting to do much better in Florida, returning home earlyy she has had to take a wild card to get back into the tournament. Qualifying will earn her extra points and then she will be seeded 1 in the Main Draw. Last year she reached the final here.

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Pavlovic might get to the top 250 at some stage of her career I think...
And Naomi Cavaday.

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Singles Qualifying Draw

(1/wc)Katie O'Brien (GBR) v BYE
Barbara Kvelstein (EST) v BYE

Lauren Dossor (GBR) v Charlotte Martin (GBR)
(15)Joanna Craven (GBR) v BYE

(2)Chrissie Seredni (USA) v BYE
Nicola Mooney (GBR) v BYE

Laura Fisher (GBR) v Rachael Hall (GBR)
(13)Julia Bone (GBR) v BYE

(3)Alexandra Karavaeva (RUS) v BYE
Natasha Marks (GBR) v BYE

Zoe Bambridge (GBR) v Emma Tomlinson (GBR)
(11)Samantha Murray (GBR) v BYE

(4)Piia Suomalainen (FIN) v BYE
Elizaveta Tochilovskaya (RUS) v BYE

Essi Laine (FIN) v Lucy Warburton (GBR)
(12)Hanne-Skak Jensen (DEN) v BYE

(5)Naomi Cavaday (GBR) v BYE
Laura Slater (GBR) v BYE

Kim Roberts Jr. (GBR) v Sarah Stallard (GBR)
(10)Lucy Fletcher (GBR) v BYE

(6)Kirsty Woolley (GBR) v BYE
Georgina Hingley (GBR) v BYE

Rosanna Hatch (GBR) v (wc)Lisa Sutton (GBR)
(14)Catherine Fall (GBR) v BYE

(7)Julianna Gates (USA) v BYE
Susanna Lingman (USA) v BYE

Francesca Kinsella (GBR) v BYE
(9)Elizabeth Thomas (GBR) v BYE

(8)Ekaterina Dranets (RUS) v BYE
Jenna Webster (GBR) v BYE

Ekaterina Pogrebniak (RUS) v Hannah James (GBR)
(16)Melissa Percy (GBR) v BYE

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