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SpikeyAidanm
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:04 PM
Well you have to take ur :hatoff: to Nicole Pratt :worship:, she has really made the most of what her talent as taken her (Orasene Williams said she admired watching her), she was turned herself into an established WTA player with fitness work and improvements to her game.

At this tournament, she saved 2 match pts vs Bartoli in the semis :yeah: , also had an impressive win vs Kostanic in the QF.

Congrats to the true Aussie battler on the circuit - Pratt, for ur first title! :rocker2:


:clap2: :bigclap: :clap2: :bigclap: :woohoo:

http://www.wtaindianopen.com/images/gallerypic146.jpg

:clap2: :bigclap: :clap2: :bigclap: :woohoo:

Meesh
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:06 PM
That's great news! Congrats on your first title Nicole! :bounce:

Volcana
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:09 PM
Go Nicole Go Nicole Go Nicole GO!

Experimentee
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:10 PM
Is this her first title? :eek:

Congrats Nicole! :D
She is a true battler!

Hantuchov
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:11 PM
Congrats Nicole! :yeah: :bigclap:

Meesh
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:14 PM
Yes, this is her first title. She has had five titles on the ITF circuit and four WTA doubles titles.
I think she beats out Silvia Farina Elia for the oldest to get her first title. I think Silvia was 28yrs old when she got her first.

Mattographer
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:16 PM
Well done, Nicole!! You deserved that title!! :D :woohoo:

alextreiber04
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:28 PM
Omg! Well done :) I'm really happy for Nicole!

:bounce:

:woohoo:

rhz
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:30 PM
Wow!! Last year Tammy got her first, now Nicole. Congrats Pratty!

New
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:38 PM
great job pratt!!! but good effort from Maria too! thumbs up to both players!!!

the cat
Feb 21st, 2004, 01:46 PM
I am sad for Maria on losing the Indian Open final. :( But congrats to Nocole Pratt on finally winning her first WTA title. I'm sure experience played a crucial role in the outcome of this match.

Harju.
Feb 21st, 2004, 02:00 PM
Too bad for Maria :mad: I think after the first set she just blew it..

Nevertheless congrats Pratt :bounce: Well deserve especially after a great semifinal performance :D

jenny161185
Feb 21st, 2004, 02:01 PM
well done Pratt thats great persistence :)

Hagar
Feb 21st, 2004, 02:06 PM
This is AWESOME! Last week Dupuis on the ATP-tour, this week Pratt on the WTA; it's great when people who have been around for years finally manage to clinch that title.

xcrtbckhnd
Feb 21st, 2004, 02:11 PM
Big congrats to Nicole! I can't say I'm a huge fan, but her dedication and persistance is truly admirable. She must be feeling great right now! Good luck in qualis next week Maria and congrats on a nice tournament here.

Lee-Waters' Boy
Feb 21st, 2004, 02:21 PM
prattie :)

Penne1
Feb 21st, 2004, 02:26 PM
:bigclap::bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: CONGRATULATIONS NICOLE!! :worship: :worship: :worship::worship:

GO AUSSIE! :woohoo: :banana: :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::woohoo:

kwanfan
Feb 21st, 2004, 04:53 PM
Congrats Nicole! :bigclap:

esquímaux
Feb 21st, 2004, 04:55 PM
Pratt for president! :bounce:

MH-forever
Feb 21st, 2004, 05:04 PM
good job for the veteran holding off Russian teen challenge, but Russians are becoming common in the finals

PatM04
Feb 21st, 2004, 05:13 PM
Congrats to her! It must be so gratifying to finally clinch a title after such a long wait. She said she is delighted! Maybe she can build on her sucess in her closing years:)

esquímaux
Feb 21st, 2004, 05:20 PM
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anabel
Feb 21st, 2004, 05:27 PM
Congrats!! :D

spiceboy
Feb 21st, 2004, 05:58 PM
Well done Nic :worship: :worship: :worship:

Great wins over future top players like Kirilenko, Bartoli or Mirza :eek:

LiliaLee-Frazier
Feb 21st, 2004, 07:27 PM
Well you have to take ur :hatoff: to Nicole Pratt :worship:, she has really made the most of what her talent as taken her (Orasene Williams said she admired watching her), she was turned herself into an established WTA player with fitness work and improvements to her game.

At this tournament, she saved 2 match pts vs Bartoli in the semis :yeah: , also had an impressive win vs Kostanic in the QF.

Congrats to the true Aussie battler on the circuit - Pratt, for ur first title! :rocker2:


:clap2: :bigclap: :clap2: :bigclap: :woohoo:

http://www.wtaindianopen.com/images/gallerypic146.jpg

:clap2: :bigclap: :clap2: :bigclap: :woohoo: Congrats to Nickie Pratt! :kiss: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :worship:

slice
Feb 21st, 2004, 08:10 PM
:banana:

rated_next
Feb 21st, 2004, 08:20 PM
Well done Nicole

Spain-Moonballer
Feb 21st, 2004, 08:58 PM
Congrats!!!!!
Hard Work Lead To This!

Now Top 20!

faste5683
Feb 21st, 2004, 09:30 PM
Wow, talk about determination! Congrats Nichole!

:wavey:

Smart
Feb 21st, 2004, 09:52 PM
Congrats Pratt but poor Maria.

Cariaoke
Feb 21st, 2004, 09:59 PM
:bowdown:

Well done, Pratt. :yeah:

- L i n a -
Feb 21st, 2004, 10:00 PM
Well done, Nicole :)

Too bad, Maria... but there will be more chances.

William Hunt
Feb 21st, 2004, 10:10 PM
It was about time that Pratt won a tournament. I'm a bit sad that one of my favourite players, Maria Kirilenko, didn't when but then Pratt really deserves it after so many years trying to win a WTA title. Congrats Nicole !

Sharapova's_Boy
Feb 21st, 2004, 10:13 PM
Makiri :sad: :(

*roddicksinme*
Feb 21st, 2004, 10:24 PM
nice win for Nicole and congrats....you definately deserve it!:bounce:

SM
Feb 22nd, 2004, 12:28 AM
thats a great win and should do wonders 4 her confidence! :)

GoSandrine
Feb 22nd, 2004, 12:31 AM
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Congratulations Nicole!

Chance
Feb 22nd, 2004, 12:39 AM
Congratulations Nicole :) it's great to see players win their first title after so many years. Pratt's hard work and persistance has paid off! Well done!

Jakeev
Feb 22nd, 2004, 01:25 AM
The "oldtimers" are having a great season so far in 2004. Granted many top players are injured it just great to see Nicole, Amy, Silvia and Lisa still out there competing, and gasp, WINNING matches!!!!!!!

Fyndh0rnElf
Feb 22nd, 2004, 01:47 AM
I saw a bit of one of her matches at the AO and I must say she is really a fighter! :eek: She doesn't have a backhand but she really fights hard, jumping up and down left and right to hit that slice and that forehand :D It seemed like her life depended on every single point! She has a huge stamina :eek:

Diya
Feb 22nd, 2004, 02:52 AM
:sad: for Maria

Congrats to Pratt though :)

vettipooh
Feb 22nd, 2004, 02:59 AM
Congrats Nicole!!She needed this win.There must be nothing worse for a player nearing retirement age,and not having won a wta singles title.Well done Nicole.Now keep it up and get another one!!!

azza
Feb 22nd, 2004, 06:02 AM
nearing retirment :confused: i think not she says her body still feels like in the teen's :)

bis2806
Feb 22nd, 2004, 06:17 AM
the australian won???

tennisIlove09
Feb 22nd, 2004, 06:19 AM
It's her FIRST title? Wow. Impressive! Congrats!

BTW, I really don't think anyone else will break the "oldest to win a title in 04" ;)

broncosven
Feb 22nd, 2004, 08:35 AM
Well Done PRATTY !!!

havin a stellar couple years . . improved fitness and it shows in matchplay . . .which shows in ranking

WOW didnt know she as the oldest in history for first maiden title . . . quite an honour for her YAH NICOLE!!!

Douggie
Feb 22nd, 2004, 08:59 AM
Pratt deserved this title more then any other player :worship:

~ The Leopard ~
Feb 22nd, 2004, 09:08 AM
Good job, Nicole. :)

Jakeev
Feb 22nd, 2004, 10:48 AM
I saw a bit of one of her matches at the AO and I must say she is really a fighter! :eek: She doesn't have a backhand but she really fights hard, jumping up and down left and right to hit that slice and that forehand :D It seemed like her life depended on every single point! She has a huge stamina :eek:
She has got to be one of the fiercest competitors on tour. You know her game is not pretty but she has guts and does whatever she can to win points. Some find her style boring but I love watching her play.

Glad she one that first title and I sort of would like to see her now beat a top ten player somehow.

Vut
Feb 22nd, 2004, 12:42 PM
Congrats Pratt !!

Daniel
Feb 22nd, 2004, 01:01 PM
Well done Nicole!!!! :bounce: