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Diana Vranceanu 13 46.43%
Davinia Lobbinger 3 10.71%
Stella Menna 3 10.71%
Eleonora Iannozzi 1 3.57%
Sonal Phadke 2 7.14%
Nungnadda Wannasuk 4 14.29%
Tamsyn Briscoe 1 3.57%
Catherine Grotz 0 0%
Jessica Weyreuther 1 3.57%
Others 0 0%
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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2006, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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10000$ Benin City, Nigeria, Feb20, winner: Nungnadda Wannasuk

10000$ GUINESS OGBE HARDCOURT EVENT







THE PLACE
Benin, a city (1991 est. pop. 762,719) in Edo State, southern Nigeria, is a port on the Benin River. It is situated 200 miles by road east of Lagos. Benin is the center of Nigeria’s rubber industry, but processing palm nuts for oil is still an important traditional industry.
Founded around the 10th century, Benin served as the capital of the Kingdom of Benin, the empire of the Oba of Benin, which flourished from the 14th through the 17th century. No trace remains of the structures admired by European travellers to "the Great Benin." After Benin was visited by the Portuguese about 1485, historical Benin grew rich during the 16th and 17th centuries on the slave trade with Europe, carried in Dutch and Portuguese ships, as well as through the export of some tropical products.
The Bight of Benin's shore was known as the "Slave Coast." In the early 16th century the Oba sent an ambassador to Lisbon, and the King of Portugal sent Christianmissionaries to Benin. Some residents of Benin could still speak a pidgin Portuguese in the late 19th century.The city and kingdom of Benin declined after 1700, with the decline in the European slave trade, but revived in the 19th century with the development of the trade in palm products with Europeans. To preserve Benin's independence, bit by bit the Oba banned the export of goods from Benin, until the trade was exclusively in palm oil.In the 'Punitive Expedition' of 1897, a 1200-strong British force, under the command of Admiral Sir Harry Rawson, conquered and burned the city, destroying much of the country’s treasured art and dispersing nearly all that remained. The "Benin Bronzes": portrait figures, busts, and groups created in iron, carved ivory, and especially in brass (conventionally called "bronze") made in Benin are displayed in museums around the world.After the fall of Benin in 1897, the British set apart Warri Province, to punish the Oba of Benin and curb his imperial power. The Benin monarchy was restored in 1914, but true power lay with the colonial administration of Nigeria.#

Surface: Hard

Previous Winners:
2003: Sania MIRZA IND d. Franziska ETZEL GER 63 63
2003: Sania MIRZA IND d. Anca ANASTASIU RSA 61 75
2004: Chanelle SCHEEPERS RSA d. Megha VAKHARIA IND 61 63
2004: Chanelle SCHEEPERS RSA d. Susanne AIGNER AUT 61 46 64
2005: Rebecca DANDENIYA GBR d. Diana VRANCEANU GER 46 64 76
2005: Diana VRANCEANU GER d. Carolina MALHEIROS BRA 61 62


MAIN DRAW
(1) Diana VRANCEANU GER vs bye
Ronke AKINGBADE NGR d. Deborah GBADAMOSI NGR 62 64
Renata DIAS BRA d. Chika TERASAWA JAP ret
(7) Hannah EKE NGR d. Beauyty OGHENEKEVWE NGR 60 60
(4) Eleonora IANNOZZI ITA vs bye
Tegan EDWARDS RSA d. Tamsyn BRISCOE RSA 63 60
Nathalia ROSSI BRA d. Nosa ESORAE NGR 60 62
(6) Fatima ABINU NGR vs bye
(8) Jessica WEYREUTHER ARG d. Charlotte BOSSY BEL 61 61
Nungnadda WANNASUK THA d. Catherine GROTZ BEL 62 60
Blessing SAMUEL NGR d. Sarah ANDREW NGR 61 61
(3) Stella MENNA ITA vs bye
(5) Sonal PHADKE IND vs bye
Blessing ANUNA NGR d. Anuli OKAFOR NGR 62 60
Rebeca REVES BRA d. Sabath Omotayo IBRAHIM NGR 62 61
(2) Davinia LOBBINGER BEL vs bye
2nd round
(1) Diana VRANCEANU GER d. Ronke AKINGBADE NGR 60 61
Renata DIAS BRA d. (7) Hannah EKE NGR 60 26 62
Tegan EDWARDS RSA d. (4) Eleonora IANNOZZI ITA ret
Nathalia ROSSI BRA d. (6) Fatima ABINU NGR 61 61
Nungnadda WANNASUK THA d. (8) Jessica WEYREUTHER ARG 60 60
Blessing SAMUEL NGR d. (3) Stella MENNA ITA ret
(5) Sonal PHADKE IND d. Blessing ANUNA NGR 60 62
(2) Davinia LOBBINGER BEL d. Rebeca NEVES BRA 64 64
QF
(1) Diana VRANCEANU GER d. Renata DIAS BRA 62 76
Nathalia ROSSI BRA d. Tegan EDWARDS RSA 63 61
Nungnadda WANNASUK THA d. Blessing SAMUEL NGR 60 61
(2) Davinia LOBBINGER BEL d. (5) Sonal PHADKE IND 76 64
SF
Nathalia ROSSI BRA d. (1) Diana VRANCEANU GER 62 63
Nungnadda WANNASUK THA d. (2) Davinia LOBBINGER BEL 63 67 75
Final
Nungnadda WANNASUK THA d. Nathalia ROSSI BRA 62 61

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Weakest draw I've ever seen

I'm still waiting for a talented nigerian player to show up there, I mean, they certainly do have the chances, with like 3 or 4 tournaments per year.
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post #3 of 46 (permalink) Old Feb 18th, 2006, 08:55 AM
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Weakest draw I've ever seen
It must really be the weakest draw ever! Lobbinger is the 2nd seed and she's ranked 719th
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Good luck Stella and Eleonora
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post #5 of 46 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2006, 02:40 AM
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post #6 of 46 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 2006, 03:28 AM
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Well Benin City is far away for many players to travel to, so I didn't expect a good draw.
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post #7 of 46 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 2006, 07:18 AM
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I find one article about this tournament...
http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/sports/article11

Rebeca Neves(BRA) def Omotayo Ibrahim(NIG) 6/2 6/1
Hannah Eke(NIG) def Beauty Oghenekevwe(NIG) 6/0 6/0
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Thanks for the article

Anyone with more info? Like, a draw... ?
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post #9 of 46 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 2006, 01:41 PM
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post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:05 AM
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Singles Main Draw-1st Round

(1)Diana Vranceanu (GER) v BYE
Ronke Akingbade (NGR) d. Olusola Gbadamosi (NGR) 62 64

Renata Dias (BRA) d. Chiha Terasawa (JPN) W/O
(7)Hannah Eke (NGR) d. Beaty Oghenekevwe (NGR) 60 60

(4)Eleonora Iannozzi (ITA) v BYE
Tegan Edwards (RSA) d. Tamsyn Briscoe (RSA) 63 60

Nathalia Rossi (BRA) d. Nosa Esorae (NGR) 60 62
(6)Fatimah Abinu (NGR) v BYE

(8)Jessica Weyreuter(ARG) d. Charlotte Bossy(BEL) 61 61
Nungnadda Wannasuk(THA) d. Catherine Grotz(BEL) 62 60

Blessing Samuel (NGR) d. Sarah Andrew (NGR) 61 61
(3)Stella Menna (ITA) v BYE

(5)Sonal Phadke (IND) v BYE
Blessing Anuna (NGR) d. Anuli Okafor (NGR) 62 60

Rebeca Neves (BRA) d. Sabath Ibrahim (NGR) 62 61
(2)Davinia Lobbinger (BEL) v BYE
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2nd Round

Tegan Edwards d. (4)Eleonora Iannozzi W/O
Blessing Samuel d. (3)Stella Menna W/O

*Probably No Show*
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most likley the msulim/christ riot the last days wasn´t good for the strenght of this tournament

not my WTA-Tour anymore
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Doubles Draw-1st Round

(1)Lobbinger/Vranceanu v BYE
Briscoe/Edwards d. Bossy/Grotz 62 62

(3)Abinu/Ibrahim v BYE
Neves/Samuel d. Anuna/Oghenekevwe 60 62

Dias/Rossi d. Akingbade/Gbadamosi 60 60
Andrew/Okafor v BYE

Eke/Esorae v BYE
(2)Phadke/Weyreuter v BYE
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2nd Round
Nungnadda Wannasuk(THA) def. (8)Jessica Weyreuter(ARG) 6-0, 6-0


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@ those byes.

Go Sonal & Jip!
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