http://home.das-berlin.de/lindsay_davenport/trophy.jpg<br /></center><br />The ETA Tour makes its last Tier II stop in the beautiful city of Linz, Austria. The $565,000 event marks the last tournament for players to accumulate points for the season ending Sanex Championships in Munich, Germany. Defending champion, Lindsay Davenport is noticeably absent from the draw, but defending finalist Venus Williams is in the draw and looks to be one of the prime contenders for the indoor title. Venus will look to capture the event that snapped her amazing 35 match win streak.<br /><center><br />http://im.rediff.com/sports/2001/sep/04slid1.jpg<br /></center><br />There are no Austrians in the singles or doubles draw with the changing of nationality of Barbara Schett. It remains in question how the crowd will react to the former No. 1 Austrian. Schett though has experienced a revival in just a few short weeks, reaching back to back quarterfinals but lost in the first round of last week's event.<br /><center><br />http://www-personal.umich.edu/~alandear/images/Travels/Linz-1.JPG<br /></center><br />The four wildcards were awarded to Pam Shriver, Meilen Tu, Su-Wei Hsieh, and Nadia Petrova. The first three wildcards have all reached at least the semifinals or better in their respective tournaments last week. In fact all three made their first ETA semifinals last week. Hsieh and Tu have proven to be a force to be reckoned with. Both players made their debuts last week and are both on track to become the second and third players to win their debut event. Another new face on the tour is Croatia's Iva Majoli who received a wildcard into qualifications.<br /><center><br />http://www.artvillage.co.at/artvillage/engl/IMAGES/design_center_linz.jpg<br /></center>
[ December 14, 2001: Message edited by: Tennisace ]</p>
Dec 14th, 2001, 05:35 PM
<center><font color=ruby><font size=5>2001 Seat Open Luxembourg<font=size><font=color><font color=black><font=color><font size=2><font=size>
http://www.seatopen.lu/images/seat2001.gif<br /></center><br />This week, the small country of Luxembourg plays host to the Tier III Seat Open Luxembourg on a carpet indoor surface. The $170,000 event is the last event for players to secure position in the top 16 for the elite Sanex Championships next week. Both the defending champion, Jennifer Capriait and defending finalist, Magdalena Maleeva are not entered in the event. Though 1999 Champion Kim Clijsters returns to the tournament which earned she earned her first Sanex WTA title. <br /><center><br />http://home-2.12move.nl/~sh950946/clijsters/kim56.jpg
http://home-2.12move.nl/~sh950946/henin/justine63.jpg<br /></center><br />Other players looking to compete for the indoor title include World No. 3 Justine Henin and World No. 5 Mary Pierce. The top four seeds are Henin, Pierce, Monica Seles, and Petra Mandula. Seles and Mandula will look to clinch spots in the Sanex Championships with a good showing here in the picturesque city of Luxembourg.<br /><center><br />http://pw1.netcom.com/~hearst/Photos/main3/image3/Luxembourg.jpg<br /></center>
[ December 14, 2001: Message edited by: Tennisace ]</p>
Dec 14th, 2001, 06:43 PM
Let's go Babsi!<br />The Austrian motherf*ckers will miss you! They didn't give you what you deserve! LOL!!! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
By the way, ALL ETA PLAYERS PAY ATTENTION:<br />I've introduced a new game to this board! It is called WMTA - World Male Tennis Association. It has many similarities with the ETA game, but its focus is on the ATP Players. It is very well organised and I hope all you guys sign up there and have some great fun! Thanks!! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
<a href="http://www.wtaworld.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=001840" target="_blank">URL for signing up</a>
Dec 14th, 2001, 07:17 PM
Mixed doubles draw will be posted later on today.
<font color="orange">Please send all points for mixed doubles to email@example.com . You MUST do this or else your opponent will receive a walkover. I can not access your points for singles as I am a singles player myself and that wouldn't be fair at all.</font>
So send your points.
All Mixed Doubles Points due by 3:00 Boardtime Monday!
(1) Kournikova/Testud vs. Bovina/Hsieh<br />Petrova/Tu vs. (2) Majoli/Martinez
Doubles Main Draw
(1) Fernandez/Tanasugarn vs. Qualifier<br />Huber/Rubin vs. (6) Goolagong/McQuillan<br />(8) Sanchez-Vicario/Tulyaganova vs. Dementieva/Dokic<br />Qualifier vs. (4) Graf/Manevska
(3) Myskina/Novotna vs. Evert/Shriver<br />Hingis/Williams vs. (7) Abuzikry/Maleeva<br />(5) Gerards/Safina vs. Date/Shaughnessy<br />Black/Hantuchova vs. (2) Schett/S Williams
Dec 16th, 2001, 03:57 AM
<font color=ruby><font size=5>2001 Seat Open Luxembourg Doubles Draw<font=size><font=color><font color=black><font=color><font size=2><font=size>
Doubles Main Draw
(1) Mandual/Schnyder vs. K Clijsters/Stevenson<br />Henin/Bedanova vs. (4) Keothavong/Seles
(3) Davenport/Zvereva vs. Carlsson/Parra<br />E Clijsters/Coetzer vs. (2) Pierce/Sabatini
Dec 16th, 2001, 06:32 AM
whoever Kim Clijsters is e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for your opinion onour doubles points.
Dec 16th, 2001, 07:48 AM
Abuzikry pulls out of singles and mixed, but will play doubles.
Dec 17th, 2001, 05:31 AM
wow! tammy and cris are the number 1 seeds!
btw, asv ... have you received fernandez/junio's points?
Dec 17th, 2001, 07:44 AM
su-wei is honoured and surprised by her wildcard into linz! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> she hopes to repay tennisace by a solid, if not great performance this week! hopefully she can take the trophy home! she knows she has the potential but whether she is ready is another question!
we'll wait and see! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 17th, 2001, 09:05 AM
<font color=black><font size=5>Conchita Martinez hopes new coach can get her going again!</font>
<br />Conchita Martinez has hired two time French Open champion Sergi Bruguera as her new coach, heres her interview.
Conchita, why the new coach?
I 've been getting my can kicked indoors, and I have not reached one quarterfinal since I joined the tour.
Does the recent successes of Anke Huber and newcomers Kimiko Date and Su Wei-Hsieh frustrate you?
No.....I mean its good for womens tennis. I expect it from Huber and Date, but its inspiring from someone like Su Wei because I had never heard of her before.
So why Sergei? what do think he can do for you?
Sergei has always been a great fighter who never gives up. I can get down on myself sometimes, but Sergei has been good with improving my outlook on my game....my intensity.
Has he made any severe changes in your game?
No, he just told me to stop trying to outhit these big power hitters, and use my variety,spins and angles to wear them down instead............you know, back to basics.
Ahh! like when you first joined the tour --- so why did you stop in the first place?
When I first came, I had to qualify for everything, by the first round of the tournament I was exhausted because I had already played a few matches. Then I got depressed because I kept losing close matches.
Well I hope it all works out for you Conchita, thanks for the interview!
Thank you, and you're welcome. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 17th, 2001, 11:43 AM
Abuzikry's Pull out after the draw has been released is not acceptable, The management must fine her and ban her not only from this tournament in Doubles, but the singles in the next tournament. Don't allow the Dokicfan conduct ruin this game.
Dec 17th, 2001, 03:09 PM
No need, Adrian.
Ola Abuzikry retires from the ETA tour.
Dec 17th, 2001, 03:32 PM
I see Adrian bullies another poster and gets away with it! <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
Dec 17th, 2001, 05:11 PM
Does no. 21 Meilen Tu still have a chance to make the chase?<br />That would be nice <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Just wanted to know if there's still a possibility!<br />Thanks for the great game!!!
Dec 17th, 2001, 08:31 PM
I talked to Brian last night....
I am in 26th and theres still a posibility for me to make it, so there is one for you, too!
Dec 17th, 2001, 08:32 PM
Yes...I got your points JACS...but I need a revised version because there are no bonus points in MD.
Dec 18th, 2001, 01:24 AM
Why does Ola Abuzikry want to retire?
Dec 18th, 2001, 03:56 AM
Hey TennisAce or ASV when are some results gonna come out?
Dec 18th, 2001, 03:57 AM
No pestering. They'll be out when they are ready. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
Dec 18th, 2001, 04:00 AM
Originally posted by Wizkid:<br /><strong>Hey TennisAce or ASV when are some results gonna come out?</strong><hr></blockquote>
Tuesdays Tier I/II All unseeded first round singles matches except qualifiers
Wednesdays Tier I/II All seeded first round singles matches and qualifers in main draw
Thursdays Tier I/II All second round singles matches and first round doubles matches
Fridays Tier I/II All quarterfinals singles and doubles matches
Saturdays Tier I/II All semifinal singles and doubles matches
Sundays Tier I/II All final singles and doubles matches
*Tier III or lower events begin on Wednesday with bottom half singles matches, Thursday with top half singles matches, and then Friday quarterfinal singles and doubles matches! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> [/QB]
Dec 18th, 2001, 04:06 AM
Hey everyone, you're going to have to bear with me this week. I'm taking my finals this week, and trying to get ready for Australia and there is just bunches of stuff that I have to do, so this week will be really slow in terms of results and such.
And as for the things that have occurred this past week, I've been reall stressed out lately and well there isn't a particular person that is the cause of all the trouble contrary to popular belief.
I've found someone to run doubles in the new season and that will take a lot of trouble off my hands! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
So results will be slow this week, just bear with me! Thanks! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
Dec 18th, 2001, 04:06 AM
asv - i have sent in new points <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 18th, 2001, 08:22 AM
Monica_Rules how many times have you called Tennis players not named Monica, bitches..sluts..etc etc. You are the last person to comment on any posters behavior.
I Get totally amazed that arseholes like you can run around giving judgement on other posters when like Gocorimori, you are one of the most judgemental pieces of trash here.
It's a shame you have none of the qualities of your namesake.
Dec 18th, 2001, 12:45 PM
Adrian, you are a truly pathetic person, and that's all I have to say about that.
Dec 18th, 2001, 01:26 PM
Adrian,once again you make up lies about other posters i have never said anything of the kind i have made my feelings clear about Jenny but i have never called her 'names'!Any swearing ones anyway so i have not caused an offence!
Dec 18th, 2001, 01:28 PM
Since when have i been judgemental i have just said on this board what many have been afraid to say to you!I have seen you many a times attack other posters!I am simply sticking up for them because they for some reason are afraid to!
Dec 18th, 2001, 01:37 PM
That's right Monica_Rulez, don't pay any attention to Adrian, or he/she'll just keep on talking BS in here.
Dec 18th, 2001, 04:56 PM
<font color=sapphire><font size=5>2001 Generali Ladies Linz Open Results<font=size><font=color><font color=black><font=color><font size=2><font=size>
Singles Qualifying Draw
(1) Conchita Martinez def. Iva Majoli 7-6(5), 6-1
(2) Kimiko Date def. Meghann Shaughnessy 6-3, 7-6(5)
(3) Daniela Hantuchova def. Cara Black 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Serena Williams def. Elena Dementieva 6-0, 0-6, 7-6(5)
Dec 18th, 2001, 05:00 PM
Thanks Tennisace, you're the best!!!<br />I really hope I can do good enough here to make the Chase...
Dec 18th, 2001, 05:01 PM
These are where the qualifiers have been placed in the main draw:
Q Conchita Martinez vs. Barbara Schett
Q Kimiko Date vs. Chris Evert
Q Daniela Hantuchova vs. (2) Martina Hingis
The Lucky Loser has been awarded to Cara Black:
LL Cara Black vs. WC Nadia Petrova
Dec 18th, 2001, 05:23 PM
Darn! Meghann Shaugnessy just can't seem to get past the first round <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> Oh well, at least she lost to her doubles partner, so that's not as hard to take <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> Expect a major difference in Shaugnessy next year, however, as she and her coach are working on her fitness and changing her strategy against this tough field of players.
Good luck in the rest of the tournament, Kimiko <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />
Dec 18th, 2001, 07:02 PM
<font color="red" size=4>Mixed Doubles: Top Half First Round</font>
Petrova/Ferrero def. Hesiah/Safin 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
Tu/Malisse def. Dementieva/Grosjean 7-5, 5-7, 7-5
McQuillian/Norman def. Rubin/Keifer 6-0, 6-0
Date/Becker def. Abuzikry/Kafelnikov 6-0, 6-0
Fernandez/Junio def. Graf/Escude 6-0, 6-0
Sabatini/Rios def. V. Williams/Dokic 6-0, 6-0
Pierce/Rafter def. Dokic/Gambill 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4
**Note that there were double bagels because people failed to send in points!!**
Also....Daniela Hantuchova's points have been rejected. The deadline was yesterday at 3 pm. Not today at 12 am.
[ December 18, 2001: Message edited by: ASV ]</p>
Dec 18th, 2001, 07:23 PM
Adrian you say that Monica_Rules has none of the qualities of his namesake, then why did you say "one of the most judgemental pieces of trash here" about Gocorimori, also I have never heard Monica_Rules say anything bad about other player's exept Jennifer Capriati. Other people say bad thing's about other player's oreven posters(like you) and nobody shouts at you!!!
Dec 18th, 2001, 07:24 PM
MEILEN TU AFTER HER FIRST ROUND WINS IN SINGLES AND MIXED:<br />Oh my, this is really great. I'm also very happy that I still have a chance at the chase,because that's something very special and I want to take any chance that I get to reach the top 16.<br />I'm also very happy that me and Xavier won our first match. It was the first time we played together and it went very well. We going to keep playing with each other in the future!
ETA's Martina Nav
Dec 18th, 2001, 08:28 PM
Wow, and I thought I had some good points. Way to go Conchita, and good luck to everyone trying to make it to the Chase. I am getting ready to leave for my familys annual ski trip.
Happy Holidays <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 19th, 2001, 12:41 AM
once again, cris fails to move forward to the next round in singles.
Dec 19th, 2001, 12:55 AM
Sorry Iva, have fun on the slopes. I guess I'll have my hands full with Barbara Schett, better consult Sergei coz Schett can be tough! :0
Dec 19th, 2001, 03:24 AM
<font size=5><font color=sapphire>2001 Generali Ladies Linz Open Results<font=color><font=size><font size=2><font=size><font color=black><font=color>
First Round Singles
Elena Bovina def. (1) Tamarine Tanasugarn 7-6(0), 7-6(0)
Q Conchita Martinez def. Barbara Schett (0)6-7, 7-6(3), 7-6(4)
(5) Venus Williams def. Chanda Rubin 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
Jana Novotna def. (4) Elena Manevska 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(0)
(7) Anke Huber def. Anna Kournikova 7-6(0), 7-6(0)
(8) Jelena Dokic def. Magdalena Maleeva 0-6, 7-6(0), 6-0
Q Kimiko Date def. Chris Evert 7-6(0), 6-2
Q Daniela Hantuchova def. (2) Martina Hingis 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
Dec 19th, 2001, 03:44 AM
<font size=5><font color=ruby>2001 Seat Open Luxembourg Results<font=color><font=size><font color=black><font=color><font size=2><font=size>
Bottom Half First Round Singles
Patty Schnyder def. (4) Petra Mandula 6-1, 7-6(4)
Arancha Parra def. (5) Amanda Coetzer 3-6, 7-6(0), 6-4
Kim Clijsters def. (8) Elke Clijsters 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
(2) Mary Pierce def. Alexandra Stevenson 6-2, 1-6, 7-6(2)
Dec 19th, 2001, 04:58 AM
Qualifier Hantuchova defeats US Open champion Hingis
Qualifier Daniela Hantuchova has caused the biggest upset on Day 2 of the Ladies Generali Open in Linz today, disposing of 2nd seed and US Open champion, Martina Hingis in 3 sets.
Here is an interview with Hantuchova:
<br />Q: Congratulations Daniela, how does it feel like a win like that?
A: Thanks, it's a very special moment for me at this moment because it's probably the biggest win of my career, I'm very happy at how I played out there today.
Q: What did you expect coming in? Did you think you could beat her?
A: Well, I know she's very smart but her strokes are not very powerful, not like Venus, Lindsay or Serena. I knew I could try and overpower her. I was very nervous in the first set but once I broke in the 2nd set, I was very confident and just played my game.
Q: Former Australia Jelena Dokic defeated Hingis 2 years ago, when she was a qualifier, did that give you inspiration?
A: Yeah, a little, I mean, I remember watching that match. Today I thought if she could do it, then I could too so I just tried my hardest and things worked out. She's probably not as tough as I expected but she's still a great opponent and a great tennis player.
Q: In your opinion, what is the difference between Hingis and Venus?
A: Venus is a great hitter of the ball, Martina is a great tennis player. I think Martina's more complete.
Q: You were looking for a doubles partner, have you found one yet?
A: Not really although I will probably team up with Barbara Schett next year. I'll see, I still have plenty of time.
Thanks, and call me Dani! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
http://sportserver.com/images/gallery/tennis/20010905/ten2004.5.jpg<br />No. 5 Venus Williams hits a forehand in her match against Chanda Rubin to win it 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.
here are some comments Venus made during her press conference:
It was hard to play Chanda today because we're both Americans and I want all of the Americans on the tour to do well, but unfortunately someone had to lose. She played some spectacular tennis today, her forehand in particular was very strong and accurate.
I'm just glad to be able to win a match this week in Linz after last week's first round loss and I'm sad that Martina Hingis lost her match today. We actually have a very good partnership despite the rumors. I wish her luck in Munich and I'm pleased she'll play singles next season. My wrists are beginning to hurt again, not so badly like in 2000, but enough to feel pain and I do hope this doesn't continue to irritate my play this week. All I want is to be healthy.
Dec 19th, 2001, 07:51 PM
tel me how jana/korda can lose their match 0-0 since i send the points to your address ASV????
Dec 19th, 2001, 08:16 PM
<font size=4 color=green>Newcombe and Goolagong survive a nailbitter!</font>
<font size=3 color=green>The Australian team of John Newcombe and Evonne Goolagong edged out fellow Aussie Todd Woodbridge and American Chris Evert, in a marathon mixed doubles match that lasted nearly three hours. Newcombe and Goolagong prevailed 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(14), in a mtach that saw both teams hold six matchpoints. When asked what won the match for them, Newcombe belted out "Geritol" while Goolagong just smiled in agreement. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
[ December 19, 2001: Message edited by: Big Lindsay ]</p>
Dec 19th, 2001, 08:55 PM
I checked both of the addresses I listed and my PM box and neither had your points in them. I am sorry, but it looks like you didn't send them to me, but to someone else.
Dec 20th, 2001, 04:59 AM
<font color=sapphire><font size=5>2001 Generali Ladies Linz Open Results<font=size><font=color><font size=2><font=size><font color=black><font=color>
Conchita Martinez of Spain moved into the quarterfinals of the 2001 Ladies Linz Open, with a surprisingly routine 6-3, 6-3 win over Venus Williams, heres her interview.
Conchita, great Win today over Venus, how does it feel to make your first quarterfinal appearance of the season?
It feels great, I can't believe it.
You won that long match with Schett that went to three tiebreakers yesterday, and today you win in two steady sets against Venus, can you explain how you won both matches?
I have to give much credit to Sergei Bruguera, he has helped me so much and dis is only our first week working together. Basically I play de same way both matches, Schett was slamming everything back very hard, but I think my variety and moonballs wore her down in de end. With Venus, I was lucky she was a little off today, and I play very well, mixing things up, you always need luck when you play Venus.
You play Iroda Tulyaganova in the quarterfinals, whats your game plan for her?
Well it will be de same, I will try to use my variety, spins, moonballs, slices and angles to open up the court for me to be the aggressive one.
You have won three matches in a row now, we hope you can win the next three, Good luck Conchita!
Gracias, I will need it!. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
(2) Pierce/Sabatini def. E Clijsters/Coetzer 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Dec 21st, 2001, 09:15 AM
The Aussie Powers storms into semis for third times in row! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
Dec 21st, 2001, 11:39 AM
Thats right Alex, plus Evonne and Rachel are in the quarters in the mixed doubles. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
I also would like to congratulate Conchita and Gaby on their inspired fine play this week. <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />
Dec 21st, 2001, 12:21 PM
<font size=5 color=black>Martinez bows out in the quarterfinals!</font>
http://archive.sportserver.com/newsroom/ap/oth/2001/oth/ten/arts/061901/ten10203.jpeg<br />Conchita Martinez of Spain, is shown serving to Iroda Tulyaganova, Martinez lost in three tough sets 4-6, 6-2, 4-6. Here is her interview,
Tough loss Conchita, what happened?
Well, I went down a early break in de third and not get it back. Iroda play very well today.
You seemed to have mastered her gameplan in the second set, does her game bother yours?
Everyones game bothers me (laughs), Iroda hits hard, serves hard, like most other players now. I don't mind as much now because Sergei has gotten me in better shape to run de balls down. I just need to keep improving on my game, my new serve will get better in time.
New serve, you said in your earlier interview that Sergei did not make any drastic changes
It's not drastic!
Okay ...... when do you find out if you've qualified for the Championships?
Oh I won't qualify unless a lot of people get sick(laughs), really though, I probably needed to make final to qualify? but its okay, if I keep playing this way I'll be in next year.
Thats for sure, good luck in the future and thanks again for the interview Conchita!
Gracias, denada! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
[ December 21, 2001: Message edited by: Serena_TheBody_Williams ]</p>
Dec 21st, 2001, 12:24 PM
Congrats Conchita on a fine performance!!
Sorry Natasha... it was difficult for Lindsay to defeat her doubles partner in a quarterfinal... <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />
Dec 21st, 2001, 12:30 PM
Thanx Evonne and Lindsay, good luck in all your events girls! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
Dec 21st, 2001, 01:55 PM
Sabatini upsets top seed and reches Semis in ETA for first time
Gaby said "Wow i feel incredible i came this week having lost like 10 fist round matches now i feel better i having won against Henin who is a tough player, i hope i can do well next tournaments as well"
Dec 21st, 2001, 04:49 PM
<font color="red" size=4>Yonex Mixed Doubles World Championship: Quarterfinal Results</font>
<font size=2 color=green> Rachel McQuillan and Magnus Norman used sharp returns and deft volleys to defeat the team of Gabriela Sabatini and Marcelo Rios 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(1). McQuillan and Norman will next face Meghann Shaughnessy and Pete Sampras in the final. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 22nd, 2001, 07:02 PM
<font size=5 color=red>Goolagong and McQuillan qualify for Sanex Championships in doubles!</font>
<font size=2 color=green> The Australian duo of Evonne Goolagong and Rachel McQuillan have not only reached the final at Linz, but have qualified for the season ending Sanex championships. Goolagong said; " I am delighted that we made it and feel privileged to play with Rachel, she is so awesome". Though not ranked #1 in doubles, Goolagong and McQuillan have definately been the most consistent team as of late, reaching their third consecutive semi, and second straight final. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
<br /><IMG Src="http://espn.go.com/media/ten/2001/0829/photo/s_shaughnessy_i.jpg" height="262" width="195"><IMG SRC="http://www.amarillonet.com/images/headlines/090601/sampras.jpg" height="262" width="379"><br />Tough start for Americans Pete Sampras and Meghann Shaughnessy today in the semifinals of the Yonex Mixed Doubles Championships, but it didn't take long for the duo to pick things up as they went on to secure their spot in tomorrow's final, defeating the female's #1, Tamrine Tanasugarn, and her partner, Tommy Haas, 1-6 6-1 6-4. In the final Pete and Meghann will meet up with Rachel McQuillan and Magnus Norman...who's coach was Pete and Meghann's photographer at the beginning of the tournament <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
[ December 22, 2001: Message edited by: Jeff ]</p>
Dec 23rd, 2001, 07:52 AM
<font size=5><font color=sapphire>2001 Generali Ladies Linz Open Championships<font=size><font=color><font size=2><font=size><font color=black><font=color>
Luxembourg - Lindsay Davenport has made her first singles finals appearance of the year at the Tier III Seat Open. After a season of bad first round loses and only 1 Quarterfinal apppearance, Lindsay has finally made it to a final. Though Lindsay crashed out of the finals 2-6 4-6 to Patty Schynder, some one she has beaten twice before, Lindsay is glad for her wonderful performance this tournament.
In fact, though Lindsay has lost her singles finals, she still takes home a title, her first of any sort this season. It is a doubles crown with her partner, Natasha Zvereva. They won 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(7), in a nailbiting and tight match. It was an amazing topspin lob by Natasha at match point that allowed Lindsay and Natasha to capture their first doubles crown together, and gain the number 1 spot in doubles!
Though Lindsay has not qualified for singles at the Sanex Championships, Lindsay and Natasha will still be going to Munich on the strength of thier doubles performance.
Lindsay's amazing performance will take her into the top 25 when the rankings are released on next week. Lindsay looks to improve on her form, and hopefully go one step further in the future.
[ December 23, 2001: Message edited by: Williams_Rulez ]</p>
Dec 23rd, 2001, 10:25 AM
Congratulations, Martina and Venus! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Hopefully, Rachel and Magnus win the Mixed Doubles event <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 23rd, 2001, 01:34 PM
PATTY SCHNYDER TAKES FIRST TITLE!!!
After a series of dissapointing losses in singles and mixed success in doubles, Schnyder fans have patiently been pulling their hair out, but now Schnyder tells all.....
Q. So patty, a surprise tournament win - you do anything different this week?
A.of course I'm one of those players that learns from my mistakes, I think it can be quite dangerous to come out all guns blazing right from the start im now got enough defeats under my belt to realise my strengths and weaknesses. This week i felt it was neccessary to serve and volley angainst the players i was playing and it worked a treat.
Q. So this is the corner turned now is it..
A. Well we will see, as long as i dont have to tank a match against Anna K soon- i hope the winning streak will continue.
Q. The doubles success has weaned a bit over the last few weeks, are you hopeful of getting that back on track.
A. Well yes basically ive been quite focused on my singles recently and perhaps not putting in the practice required, ive put in my commitments for the early part of next year and myself and Petra are playing different tournies coz im not highly ranked enough, but hopefully after that well team up again to continue this years success. I definatley think we have a shot at the chase.
Q. A word about your opponant today?
A. Yes totally i really should have said sonner. Lindsay is such a class act and to beat her today was probably the highlight of my career so far and being in a final was great. She hits that ball with such venom and accuracy its sometimes hard to stay focussed as the balls go flying past you but i think i just did enough to edge it today. Lindsay is my tip for the chase later this year i must add.
Thanks patty and well done on your first title.!!!
Dec 23rd, 2001, 02:09 PM
<font color="red" size=5 face="Andy">Yonex Mixed Doubles World Championship: FINAL RESULTS</font>