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Europe rocks
Feb 15th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Doha Tier I qualies, tough draw for Katie
(8)Katie O'Brien GBR vs Urszula Radwanska POL
:sad:

Europe rocks
Feb 16th, 2008, 04:36 PM
U.Radwanska (Pol) def. (8)K.O'Brien (GB) 6-3 6-1 :sad:

Europe rocks
Feb 18th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Katie is on the qualifying list for Dubai

Europe rocks
Feb 22nd, 2008, 10:02 PM
Katie plays wildcard Eva Hrdinova in the opening qualifying round of Dubai. Seeing as Hrdinova has a 1-3 record this year so far, including a loss in Paris a couple of weeks ago to someone ranked in the 300's, Katie should win this :scared: Potential second round tie against Bally or top seed Agnieszka Radwanska

Europe rocks
Feb 23rd, 2008, 05:16 PM
E.Hrdinova def. K.O'Brien 7-6(5) 6-2
:help:

Farina Elia Fan
Feb 23rd, 2008, 05:19 PM
bit of a shocker!!!!

Slutiana
Feb 23rd, 2008, 05:29 PM
:o

Oh well... Anne has a chance to catch up a bit.

JAMESYBABY!
Feb 23rd, 2008, 08:03 PM
anne tbh is a better player thn katie,,,

katie seems to be doing these shockers alot,,,

she is way over ranked imo:sad:

Europe rocks
Mar 1st, 2008, 08:21 PM
If only Katie could get a bit of consistency :hug:

Into the MD of Bangalore replacing a late withdrawal, whoever it may be :) A win would be very handy indeed

Mforensic
Mar 1st, 2008, 08:23 PM
It has been awhile since a Brit girl has had a direct entery into a wta MD

Europe rocks
Mar 1st, 2008, 08:31 PM
Anne K in Kolkata? Not that long ago :lol:

Europe rocks
Mar 2nd, 2008, 09:55 AM
Katie plays Olga Savchuk in the opening round of Bangalore :help:

jamatthews
Mar 2nd, 2008, 09:56 AM
What's with the :help:? That's a pretty good draw. Savchuk always struggles against Brits. She barely beat a pregnant Amanda Keen on Clay.

Mforensic
Mar 2nd, 2008, 05:34 PM
Anne K in Kolkata? Not that long ago :lol:

Needs to be a more regular occurance!

Monica_Rules
Mar 2nd, 2008, 09:33 PM
It is getting more regular that in the past. Katie was direct in Tashkent last year aswell.

Europe rocks
Mar 3rd, 2008, 08:48 PM
What's with the :help:? That's a pretty good draw. Savchuk always struggles against Brits. She barely beat a pregnant Amanda Keen on Clay.

But that is the thing. She always ends up finding a way to beat the Brits. And seeing as Katie's last two matches haven't been the best she has played, it's looking as if she will be down and out. Then again, we did think similar things at Tashkent last year. Maybe the Fed Cup Katie will show up tomorrow :shrug:

jonny84
Mar 3rd, 2008, 09:29 PM
I think Savchuk is a good draw - could have been much worse.

They have not played before, so I think its quite even stevens. Savchuk isnt ranked much higher than Katie. They have both won just 4 matches this year each, so it could go either way. Lets hope Katie wins!

jonny84
Mar 4th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Katie lost :sad:

Savchuk won 6-4 2-6 7-5

Close battle. for Katie. Lets hope she fares well at Indian Wells.

Europe rocks
Mar 5th, 2008, 09:15 PM
Match points missed :help: :sad:

IMPOSSIBLE
Mar 10th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Katie won opener in Indian Wells 6-3 7-6[6] (Vs Sfar)

Philip
Mar 11th, 2008, 01:16 AM
well done Katie!
keep it going! :)

David Barker
Mar 11th, 2008, 08:29 AM
I really hope she can qualify :)

Europe rocks
Mar 12th, 2008, 09:24 PM
:sad:
Lost 6-4 6-4 to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. After leading *2-0 40-15 it just all went wrong. 15 double faults and she couldn't do anything on Strycova's serve. If Katie had a decent serve, she could have possibly won it or at least made it closer. Better luck in Miami girl

JAMESYBABY!
Mar 21st, 2008, 11:19 AM
katie please for all of us,,, just sort your serve out :sad: :lol:

Europe rocks
Mar 25th, 2008, 10:21 PM
Katie could reach the top 100 just by winning to $25K events. Maybe she should just do that to get the points, be top 100 for about a week or two and then stop the frustration of us not having a top 100 girl :lol: Good luck in Jersey this week

JAMESYBABY!
Mar 28th, 2008, 06:51 PM
take phenomenon out of her name and put slaker :help: :lol: :sad:

Pdm1987
Mar 28th, 2008, 09:15 PM
How about 'The Katie O'Brien letdown' thread

Still got Patras & Monzon before French Open ranks are determined. Some hope.....

JAMESYBABY!
Mar 29th, 2008, 05:42 PM
pdm ur totally right ....

hope i dono ,, she needs to sort it out ,,, atm she is WAY over ranked..

wales1994
Apr 8th, 2008, 04:35 PM
ye she is over ranked shes done crap this year except 4 the AO

Pdm1987
Apr 8th, 2008, 05:23 PM
well she lost to Gagliardi in Monzon 1 and 2, which is terrible. She's not even making it close. Probably had double faults in the double figures again, wouldn't suprise me anyway..

2 $25k wins away from top 100 roughly, and she's going the other way.Losing to Ostertag is ridiculous, but if she'd beaten Savchuk she'd be almost there.

She doesn't need a good serve, she just needs to get her serve into play. That'd give her more of a chance. A professional player ranked so high serving 15 DF's consistantly is beyond belief!! Hit it slower, serve underarm, just get the damn thing in! Although i suppose she should be praised for her consistency as it's one thing the brit's generally lack :rolleyes:

Grachka
Apr 8th, 2008, 07:27 PM
A name change, by popular demand, to suit the current melancholic mood. :)

Allez Katiepegs. Get out of the slump so that I can rename it with something tremendous!

Europe rocks
Apr 10th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Liking the new thread title :lol: Katie might soon make it up to the Kourniova standard of serving!

Katie is one of those players who, when she is playing well, can be pretty decent, but when things go wrong, it is just ugly. She can compete with a lot of girls, its just that with her game she can make too many errors and not let herself get back into matches. Hopefully she can have some success out in Japan again

Mforensic
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:11 AM
She is now in the MD for Fes alonfg with Bally....maybe she can get something back,

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 11th, 2008, 10:51 AM
Come on Katie ,, lts do well in france

:D:D

wales1994
Apr 11th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Shes annoyed me this year i was expctin big things after wimbledon nd eastbourne last year but she hasnt had any other gwd results except tashkent so its timem to do well in challengers nd hopefully win loads
lol

Farina Elia Fan
Apr 11th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Shes annoyed me this year i was expctin big things after wimbledon nd eastbourne last year but she hasnt had any other gwd results except tashkent so its timem to do well in challengers nd hopefully win loads
lol

it has been a little disappointing but she did better than any of our girls in Melbourne and is younger than Anne and Bally. I think its unfair to judge before Wimbledon. She may perform just as well and not lose any points

wales1994
Apr 11th, 2008, 03:54 PM
true but she needs good results in big tournies other then on grass or she wont break 100 cause bally would have reached top 100 ages ago if it wasnt 4 injury
is she goin 4 some clay wta tournies on clay????

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 11th, 2008, 04:03 PM
she cant even do well in them atm,, i personally think she needs a good coach whice can help her laods...

someone help her man hehe!

Pdm1987
Apr 11th, 2008, 04:52 PM
it has been a little disappointing but she did better than any of our girls in Melbourne and is younger than Anne and Bally. I think its unfair to judge before Wimbledon. She may perform just as well and not lose any points

it has been disappointing, and she did well in Melbourne, but it's the fact she's lost to Ostertag in straights in a $25k, losing to Savchuk having 3 MP's and serving 15 DF's which is the worst and most annoying thing. Now she's not even got close to Naomi or Gagliardi in the past two weeks

Farina Elia Fan
Apr 11th, 2008, 04:54 PM
she cant even do well in them atm,, i personally think she needs a good coach whice can help her laods...

someone help her man hehe!



she has Anastasia Myskina's former coach :lol:

Farina Elia Fan
Apr 11th, 2008, 04:54 PM
true but she needs good results in big tournies other then on grass or she wont break 100 cause bally would have reached top 100 ages ago if it wasnt 4 injury
is she goin 4 some clay wta tournies on clay????

she is playing Fes I believe

Mforensic
Apr 11th, 2008, 06:14 PM
She is in the Fes MD so far...though she has not taken her name off the far east lists yet.

Pdm1987
Apr 13th, 2008, 07:21 PM
Katie plays MJ Martinez in Saint-Malo. :(

Not a good draw, but what is at this level? Katie can help herself though by serving well. We should hopefully be able to get the stats once it's over :) ;)

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 15th, 2008, 09:52 AM
she has Anastasia Myskina's former coach :lol:

ok i think someone has definatly helped her:D:D:D:D:D:D

O'Brien def. Martinez Sanchez 63 64

:rocker2:,,, this has made my day :woohoo:

Mforensic
Apr 15th, 2008, 10:03 AM
Whoa!!! Someone finally gave her a strong cup of coffee!

Pdm1987
Apr 15th, 2008, 02:58 PM
tres bien katiepegs :D

Allez en Round 2! :D

wales1994
Apr 15th, 2008, 05:02 PM
go on katie have gwrd clay season!!!!

whose she playin next????

Pdm1987
Apr 15th, 2008, 05:24 PM
go on katie have gwrd clay season!!!!

whose she playin next????

Ondraskova

jamatthews
Apr 15th, 2008, 06:20 PM
She only had 2 Double Faults. SHE'S CURED (until thursday)

http://www.ti.fft.fr/EvMenu.asp?CodeEvent=0711262388&NumMatch=2024

Europe rocks
Apr 15th, 2008, 08:36 PM
2 doubles?! Isn't there supposed to be a 0 after than number 2! I guess that Jens has been preparing her to follow up Nastya and win the Roland Garros title :devil:

Europe rocks
Apr 15th, 2008, 08:51 PM
If Katie or Anne win the title, they should get enough points to send them into the top 100...
Wishful thinking :lol:

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:26 AM
katis first round match against MJMS she only hit 2 DOUBLE FAULTS,, soo if she keeps up this performance,, change the name:p

kittyking
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:29 AM
katis first round match against MJMS she only hit 2 DOUBLE FAULTS,, soo if she keeps up this performance,, change the name:p

Am I the only one here who watches 'My name is Earl' - if you change then name she'll start hitting double faults again, its karma people :p

Pdm1987
Apr 17th, 2008, 12:23 PM
katis first round match against MJMS she only hit 2 DOUBLE FAULTS,, soo if she keeps up this performance,, change the name:p

what until you see the stats for todays match ;)

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 17th, 2008, 04:58 PM
katiepegs won :D,,,

6/2 7/5 ( but in the second did have 5/2 :help::lol:),,,

good luck in the next round against cohan-aloro,, should be a touhiiii but good luck :D

wales1994
Apr 17th, 2008, 07:41 PM
gwd luk katie
c'mon beat cohen-aloro;)
shes doin better in a 100k than she has in 50ks nd 75ks:confused:
lol

win the tournie and break the top 100:bounce:

Europe rocks
Apr 17th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Katie :spit: Winning clay court matches. GB girls don't do clay :p

jamatthews
Apr 17th, 2008, 07:52 PM
gwd luk katie
c'mon beat cohen-aloro;)
shes doin better in a 100k than she has in 50ks nd 75ks:confused:
lol

win the tournie and break the top 100:bounce:

Nope, she's made 50K, 75K and Tier IV QFs.

Now if she makes the semis.............on Clay. :spit:

Pdm1987
Apr 17th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Allez Katiepegs :D

Keep playing well, win or lose tomorrow :) Good Luck!

wales1994
Apr 17th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Nope, she's made 50K, 75K and Tier IV QFs.

Now if she makes the semis.............on Clay. :spit:
i ment this year

jamatthews
Apr 17th, 2008, 08:16 PM
The Midland 75K QF was this year. ;)

wales1994
Apr 17th, 2008, 08:18 PM
o ie lol

jamatthews
Apr 17th, 2008, 08:21 PM
You are right though. For some time now she's generally been better in the bigger events than the smaller ones.

Europe rocks
Apr 17th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Katie's record on clay
2007 0-3
2006 1-2
2005 1-1
2004 3-2 (Edinburgh SF def. 3 Brits)
2003 0-2
Total 5-10

How on earth has she beaten MJMS and Ondraskova? :lol:

Mforensic
Apr 17th, 2008, 10:46 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek:Katie must have been holding out on us..

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 17th, 2008, 11:31 PM
in her match against ondraskova she hit 3 df :eek:,, go katiepegs :armed:

jamatthews
Apr 18th, 2008, 11:09 AM
She did beat Cornet on clay once.



























I think Cornet was about 10 at the time :tape:, but still...

jamatthews
Apr 18th, 2008, 02:03 PM
4 DFs.

Only won 9 points in the 1st set.

Pdm1987
Apr 18th, 2008, 02:48 PM
4 DFs.

Only won 9 points in the 1st set.


hmmm. at least the double faults are remaining low-ish. but 9 points :o

Pdm1987
Apr 18th, 2008, 03:46 PM
http://www.ti.fft.fr/EvMenu.asp?CodeEvent=0711262388&NumMatch=2006 despite the poor score, the serving stats are pretty good. Cohen-Aloro probably just played amazing stuff ;) we'll know if she wins the event.

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 18th, 2008, 04:26 PM
good serving by katie ,, im really shocked,, but i think cohen-aloro played amazin tennis ,, and katie is just getitng used to her new serve :p,,, so thts cool man :D,,,

good luck next tounie:D

ps. she had a fuckin ACE :eek:

Europe rocks
Apr 18th, 2008, 08:20 PM
1 ace. Holy cow!
Not enough points won behind the second serve for Katie and I think that the score in the second set doesn't really reflect how many points she actually won

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 19th, 2008, 10:12 AM
"the match steph-kat was very close katie played well but stephanie always won the points importants, same stephanie said outdoor the match will be different "

this is wht a spectator said,,, so, cragrates katie :unsure: :yeah:

jamatthews
Apr 19th, 2008, 07:58 PM
St. Malo

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg86/britishtennis/StMalo1Small-1.jpg
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg86/britishtennis/StMalo2Small.jpg
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg86/britishtennis/StMalo3.jpg
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg86/britishtennis/StMalo4.jpg
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg86/britishtennis/StMalo5.jpg

Europe rocks
Apr 20th, 2008, 03:40 PM
http://www.ti.fft.fr/EvMenu.asp?CodeEvent=0711262388&NumMatch=2006 despite the poor score, the serving stats are pretty good. Cohen-Aloro probably just played amazing stuff ;) we'll know if she wins the event.

I'm pretty sure you will be pleased to know that Cohen-Aloro beat Kostanic 6-2 7-5 for the title ;)

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 21st, 2008, 04:17 PM
atleast katie lost to the winner :D,,, katie is in Fes. next week so should be good :D,, go katie :woohoo:

Pdm1987
Apr 21st, 2008, 04:57 PM
I'm pretty sure you will be pleased to know that Cohen-Aloro beat Kostanic 6-2 7-5 for the title ;)

i am pleased ;) guessing the katiepegs haters won't be though :p :lol:

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 21st, 2008, 05:10 PM
in them pics :lol:,, katiepegs face:lol:,, love it :D

Slutiana
Apr 21st, 2008, 05:17 PM
i am pleased ;) guessing the katiepegs haters won't be though :p :lol:
Wow. :speakles:

Pdm1987
Apr 21st, 2008, 05:43 PM
Wow. :speakles:

what? i'm only joking :p Makes katiepegs sound more important if people think she has haters ;)

Pdm1987
Apr 29th, 2008, 02:25 PM
from 7-6 4-2 to 6-7 6-4 6-1 :banghead: Oh well.

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 29th, 2008, 02:36 PM
oh katie,, so pathetic,,, cba with her now

wales1994
Apr 29th, 2008, 04:54 PM
it says that she hasnt played yet on the scoreboard has she???

paul_masterton
Apr 29th, 2008, 07:24 PM
yes of course she has, there's pages of her score in the Tuesday OOP and Scores thread.

The scoreboard has been playing up

Pathetic today Katie, pull your finger out and stop choking away fantastic victories. If you'd won any of the matches you've brainfarted away you'd be ranked inside the top 90!

Europe rocks
Apr 29th, 2008, 08:56 PM
Well let's just wait for Anne to be #1 again and then Katie will start winning these matches. Why is it that when the GB girls get to a ranking of around 120 they can never make the next step? :smash:

Pdm1987
Apr 29th, 2008, 09:01 PM
it's so annoying. just got to hope she can defend a majority of those grass court points to keep her hovering around the same ranks!

Vamos Katiepegs! ;) maybe the 'Allez' isn't in the right language for Katie :p

paul_masterton
Apr 30th, 2008, 01:22 PM
maybe she thinks "allez" means "choke"? :o

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 30th, 2008, 04:25 PM
i can see her falling out of the top 200 after wimbledon :sad:

jamatthews
Apr 30th, 2008, 04:31 PM
i can see her falling out of the top 200 after wimbledon :sad:

:rolleyes: There is absolutely NO chance of that happening. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Petkorazzi
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:00 PM
http://i29.tinypic.com/nd3qeo.jpg

Isn't it uncommon for her to hit an ace? :unsure:

Pdm1987
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:15 PM
http://i29.tinypic.com/nd3qeo.jpg

Isn't it uncommon for her to hit an ace? :unsure:

it's less common than a double fault, and after you post that image, they lose the set 6-3 :tape:

Petkorazzi
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:20 PM
:haha: I hate both Castano and Kremer, so I didn't mean to jinx on purpose. :ignore:

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:26 PM
3-6 1-1

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:27 PM
15-40 2 BP's

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:28 PM
3-6 *2-1

Pdm1987
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:29 PM
:haha: I hate both Castano and Kremer, so I didn't mean to jinx on purpose. :ignore:

yes, well she is not Camille Pin ;) lol

can't say anything positive about Katie! EVER! She'll only end up cocking it up somehow :rolleyes: always be negative ;)

Pdm1987
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Vamos Katiepegs! :D

wales1994
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:33 PM
shes up 3-6 3-1 come on its doubles she could do summin hear hopefully no jinx

Pdm1987
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:35 PM
shes up 3-6 3-1 come on its doubles she could do summin hear hopefully no jinx

this is Katiepegs ;) she will not win.

wales1994
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:35 PM
3-6 4-1

wales1994
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:36 PM
this is Katiepegs ;) she will not win.

you never know

wales1994
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:38 PM
3-6 5-1

Pdm1987
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:39 PM
3-6 5-1

7-5 anybody?

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:40 PM
0-40

wales1994
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:41 PM
7-5 anybody?

stop bein so synical ;)

wales1994
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:42 PM
is it 1st round of doubles??? or the quarters???

Pdm1987
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:42 PM
stop bein so synical ;)

katie only does well when you're negative ;) already 5-2 and 0-15 lol

wales1994
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:44 PM
3-6 5-3 please dont lose the lead

wales1994
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:47 PM
30-0 come on

Pdm1987
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:47 PM
:woohoo: 3-6 6-3 :D

wales1994
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:48 PM
yay hopefully she can make it 10-0 in the tiebreak haha

wales1994
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:50 PM
is it 1st round of doubles??? or the quarters???

jamatthews
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:00 PM
1st Round

wales1994
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:06 PM
my score board has frozen

Pdm1987
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:25 PM
suspended due to darkness :rolleyes: which is ridiculous when it's nearly finished and other matches still going on!

Petkorazzi
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:26 PM
Darkness. :haha:

Reason of the century! :haha: :haha: :haha:

Pdm1987
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:28 PM
Давай Кайтипегс!

JAMESYBABY!
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:31 PM
oh tht darkness bull shit :D,, she better win the super tb :D

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:44 PM
oh :o

paul_masterton
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:51 PM
lol katie loves losing a lead :rolleyes:

win the breaker!!

Europe rocks
Apr 30th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Right. Kelly, Katie, go out there tomorrow and win 10 points in a row. And not from being 0-9 down :p

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 30th, 2008, 08:51 PM
they lost it 2-10

Pdm1987
Apr 30th, 2008, 09:23 PM
they lost it 2-10

:rolleyes:

Europe rocks
May 3rd, 2008, 08:54 PM
ITF/Zagreb $75,000 first round
(5)K.O'Brien (GB) vs. C.Schaul (Lux)
Former WTA title winner on clay here, bagelling Davenport in the final of Strasbourg a couple of years ago :scared: Since then, it's all gone down here for Claudine, but no doubt she will show Katie how to play on clay here

JAMESYBABY!
May 3rd, 2008, 09:41 PM
go katie :cool:

Mforensic
May 7th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Katie beat Schaul in straight sets!!!!!

wales1994
May 7th, 2008, 04:19 PM
great win katie hopefully it'll b a o'brien - bally final

JAMESYBABY!
May 7th, 2008, 04:48 PM
go katie :D:D,,, great to see her come trew with relitive ease:D

*hingis_forever*
May 7th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Katie :yeah: Too easy! ;) Now go out and beat Johansson!!

WIMBY
May 7th, 2008, 11:04 PM
:bounce:

Europe rocks
May 8th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Johansson def. O'Brien 6-3 6-3 :mad:

jamatthews
May 8th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Katie in Rome qualifying...

This will be fun...:p:help::p

wales1994
May 9th, 2008, 03:48 PM
OMG hopefully she'll get the world numba 500 a WC and demolish her

Europe rocks
May 9th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Katie gets the joy of playing Iveta Benesova. Last year, it wouldn't have been too bad, as Benesova was awful. Slight problem with the fact she has been playing pretty well recently and reached the Estoril Open final...

Have fun Katie :p

wales1994
May 10th, 2008, 09:20 AM
Unlucky o'brien, hasn't benesova beaten her 1nce this year???

give it ur best o'brien

wales1994
May 10th, 2008, 05:03 PM
:help:she lost 6-4 6-3

oh well this seems like she gave it her all against a top 100 in form player :)

gwd luck next tourny ;)

Slutiana
May 10th, 2008, 08:10 PM
At least she made it interesting. :)

Europe rocks
May 10th, 2008, 08:51 PM
Better than what I though, especially seeing that Benesova won a $50K on clay, losing about 3-4 games per match, then the Torhout final, Estoril final and Prague QF. Decent showing by Katie on her least favourite surface. Points won behind first serve was low at the 50% mark, so maybe that is an area to work on. Good showing Katie, GL for French Open

JAMESYBABY!
May 10th, 2008, 09:27 PM
katie i feel did well this match ,, on the screbored showed some fighting qulitys,,, could have ealislt been 6/1 6/1,,, good on her:D

Europe rocks
May 20th, 2008, 07:50 PM
(10)K.O'Brien (GB) vs M.South (GB)

Think Katie should beat Mel, which is kinda handy for getting points to help cover the grass court season, but it's sad to know that one of them will have to lose for the other to win :sad:

Europe rocks
May 21st, 2008, 10:36 AM
7-5 6-1 win for Katie, serving the only ace :)

Plays Barrois or Rao next for a place in the final round of qualifiers

Mforensic
May 21st, 2008, 02:17 PM
She is our lone hope for a GB girl in the MD!

Europe rocks
May 21st, 2008, 08:56 PM
Katie first up on Court 16 at 11.00am Paris time against Kristina Barrois

NoChokes
May 21st, 2008, 10:10 PM
Good luck Katie.

Hope she can do it. :bounce:

Europe rocks
May 22nd, 2008, 10:40 AM
Lost 6-4 6-2. Should have broken for 3-1 in the second set, but then after that her service games went downhill. Went up 30-0 on Barrois serve at 2-5 and saved a matchpoint, but I guess it wasn't to be. Again.

Good luck on the grass Katie

JAMESYBABY!
May 22nd, 2008, 12:01 PM
lol. what a shit day !!,, not a good touniment atall!

Europe rocks
May 22nd, 2008, 12:52 PM
To cap it off, Boggo lost his match 6-0 4-6 1-6 :help:

Fingers crossed the GB team can rack up the points on the grass :)

Europe rocks
May 25th, 2008, 08:00 PM
At the moment, Katie is #98 in Eggy's rankings :D Of course she will be out of the top 100 by the end of Roland Garros, but oh well, we can say Katie was technically a top 100 player ;)

Europe rocks
May 25th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Just been looking at the players who need to lose opening round to allow Katie to reach the top 100. Bit of a lengthy list, but anything is possible: Loit, Muller, Rodina, Morita, King, Sanchez, Bremond, Yuan, Savchuk, Suarez Navarro, Foretz, Obziler, Cohen-Aloro, Johansson, Kremer, Yakimova, Fedak, Wozniak, Martinez Sanchez, Camerin, Olaru, Rybarikova, Santangelo, Sequera, Sfar, Pavlyuchenkova, Pandzic, Gajdosova, Zheng, Stosur :devil:

*hingis_forever*
May 26th, 2008, 12:42 AM
Just been looking at the players who need to lose opening round to allow Katie to reach the top 100. Bit of a lengthy list, but anything is possible: Loit, Muller, Rodina, Morita, King, Sanchez, Bremond, Yuan, Savchuk, Suarez Navarro, Foretz, Obziler, Cohen-Aloro, Johansson, Kremer, Yakimova, Fedak, Wozniak, Martinez Sanchez, Camerin, Olaru, Rybarikova, Santangelo, Sequera, Sfar, Pavlyuchenkova, Pandzic, Gajdosova, Zheng, Stosur :devil:
I actually think she has a half decent chance of coming out of Roland Garros in the top 100. That list might be lengthy but if you look at who they're playing then it's not so bad.

Loit vs. Yan - (Loit has been awful this year. Yan should win this)
Muller vs. Knapp- (Neither one playing well but Knapp is better)
Rodina vs. Sharapova- (Enough said)
Morita vs. Szavay- (Morita is very talented but Szavay is in another league)
King vs. Huck - (King will most likely win this)
Sanchez vs. Gajdosova- (Gajodosova will most likely win this but still won't overtake Katie)
Bremond vs. Pandzic - (Bremond should win this but don't underestimate Pandzic)
Yuan vs. Kanepi- (Kanepi should win this)
Savchuk vs. Mauresmo- (You never know with Mauresmo these days but I'll pick her)
Suarez Navarro vs. Parmentier- (Being that its in France I'll give Parmentier the edge)
Foretz vs. Zvonareva- (Zvonareva's playing too well right now to lost to Foretz)
Obziler vs. Venus- (See Rodina)
Cohen-Aloro vs. Olaru- (Cohen-Aloro might have the slight edge)
Johansson vs. Serena- (See Rodina and Obziler)
Kremer vs. Cirstea- (Kremer hates clay and Cirstea is a promising player)
Yakimova vs. Wozniacki- (Wozniacki is playing too well right now)
Fedak vs. Govortsova- (Govortsova improving every week and should be too strong for Fedak)
Wozniak vs. Bammer- (Can't see Bammer losing this)
Martinez Sanchez vs. Medina Garrigues - (AMG just won a title so is in form)
Camerin vs. Kirilenko- (Kirilenko is playing just well enough to take this one)
Rybarikova vs. Sprem- (Depends which Sprem shows up)
Santangelo vs. Zheng- (Zheng must be playing well to qualify)
Sequera vs. Cibulkova - (Cibulkova loves clay and is in great form)
Sfar vs. Venus/Obziler - (Great run for Sfar but this is the end)
Pavlyuchenkova vs. Salerni - (Pavlyuchenkova might sneak this one out)
Stosur vs. Peer- (Can't see Stosur beating Peer on clay)

I bolded who I thought would win and of the ones I picked only King and Bremond would overtake Katie with a win in the first round leaving Katie at 100 exactly! ;)

Now let's hope it all goes according to plan! :p

Europe rocks
May 26th, 2008, 11:28 AM
Loit beat Yan 8-6 final set :mad: Katie now down to #99
Muller, Morita, Bremond out

From my calculations, these players need to reach round 2
Rodina, King, Sanchez, Yuan, Savchuk, Suarez Navarro, Foretz, Obziler, Cohen-Aloro, Kremer, Fedak - would go level on points

Round 3:
Wozniak, Martinez Sanchez, Camerin, Olaru

Round 4:
Johansson, Rybarikova, Santangelo, Pavlyuchenkova, Pandzic

QF:
Sequera, Sfar, Gajdosova, Zheng, Stosur, other French WC's

:scared:

Farina Elia Fan
May 26th, 2008, 07:59 PM
everyone needs to buy Katie's t-shirt :bounce:

Farina Elia Fan
May 26th, 2008, 07:59 PM
everyone needs to buy Katie's t-shirt :bounce:

Europe rocks
May 28th, 2008, 09:02 PM
King, Sanchez, Suarez Navarro and Cohen-Aloro all came through their matches, so Katie will need a good showing at Surbiton and Birmingham to reach the top 100

exoneuk
May 31st, 2008, 10:36 PM
Apparently, although not strictly set in stone, Katie may have to win Surbiton to make top 100, reaching the final would put her one point behind #101 at the moment.
Go Katie!

Europe rocks
Jun 1st, 2008, 09:46 PM
Surbiton $50,000 Round 1
(8)K.O'Brien (GB) vs V.King (US)

Great, Katie gets to play against someone who has a Tour title to her name. Allez Katiepegs

47eggs
Jun 4th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Katie lost the first set 3-6 :sad:

*hingis_forever*
Jun 4th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Katie is at 36 61 20
Please win Katie! :scared:

wales1994
Jun 4th, 2008, 03:57 PM
can you give me the link 4 live scoring?
please

47eggs
Jun 4th, 2008, 04:14 PM
can you give me the link 4 live scoring?
please

Keep refreshing this link. It updates every so often as there is someone phoning or texting the results to another poster. Just stick with it.

http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spark?forumID=61841&p=3&topicID=17385355&commentPage=30

47eggs
Jun 4th, 2008, 04:19 PM
I cant beleive it! Katie won! 3-6, 6-1, 6-3!!!:woohoo:

I really didn't think she could win this with the way she's been playing. Hopefully this is the return to form just in time for grass!:D

Well done Katie! She Joins Anne and Mel in the second round:worship:

Europe rocks
Jun 4th, 2008, 09:46 PM
Really though King was gonna get the better of Katie. First three setter she has won since Midland :eek: Congrats Katie

WIMBY
Jun 4th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Our girls are doing brill with the 3 setters, well done :bounce:

Mforensic
Jun 5th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Katie lost in straight sets!

Europe rocks
Jun 5th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Lost 6-3 6-3 to Chelsey Gullickson :tears: On the other hand, Katie gets directly into the MD of Birmingham after the Feed Up withdrew :)

wales1994
Jun 6th, 2008, 08:38 AM
welli really wanted a o'brien v keothavong match battle of the best brits

Europe rocks
Jun 8th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Birmingham MD:
K.O'Brien vs A.Kudryavtseva (Rus)
Winner faces seeded Amanmuradova or a qualifier - Katie needs to make the most of this chance. Prob lose it now!

JAMESYBABY!
Jun 9th, 2008, 03:16 PM
Katie all i can say is PHEWWW!!!!!!!!!!

she won 6/0 3/6 7/6 (2)

ALLEEZZZZZZ :cool:

however she did serve 11 df :lol:

wales1994
Jun 9th, 2008, 04:05 PM
well doner she could break top 100 noew rite ?

Europe rocks
Jun 9th, 2008, 08:58 PM
11 doubles wooo! Allez Katiepegs, get in there!

Now time to fcuk it up against Shvedova :bounce:

NoChokes
Jun 10th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Katie's got her picture on the front page of the WTA site looking rather pleased with herself. :lol:

Hopefully she can keep things going tomorrow. :cool:

Mforensic
Jun 10th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Katie wins tomorrow and she will be inside the top 100

Europe rocks
Jun 10th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Don't mention that! She's now gonna lose 0 and 0 to Shvedova!

Europe rocks
Jun 14th, 2008, 10:07 PM
(Q)Y.Shvedova (Rus) def. K.O'Brien 7-5 1-6 7-5

Should have taken that first set and cameback from 5-2 down in the third, only to lose it in the end :sad:

Eastbourne Round 1:
(W)K.O'Brien vs (S)S.Stosur (Aus)
Winnable, but Stosur is very tough, especially on grass

Europe rocks
Jun 15th, 2008, 09:34 PM
Even with the Eastbourne points off, Katie will only drop to around 124 which isn't too bad :)

JAMESYBABY!
Jun 16th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Katie/Stosur

Katie is blonder and fitter-looking than last time I saw her. However, for me, the result was never really in doubt. Katie definitley has the shots, serve & movement - the problem was that she was rarely able to have it all at the same time, and when she did, it was for little more than a couple of games. It seemed like there was always something failing - notably the serve towards the end.

I'd say she doesn't look out of her depth with the girls ranked around the top 100 mark - I guess the issue is getting a bit more consistent in terms of having everything working at the same time. It was always going to be a big ask to defend the Q+R2 points from here from last year, especially being WC into main draw. Even if she doesn't defend any Wimbledon points, I agree that it might not be such a catastrophe in the long term to find herself ranked around 150 and go for a mix of higher ITFs and lower level ITFs. Like I said, by no means does she look like some past players have when they've won a flukey round at a slam and are playing way above their weight for the following year.

Stosur wasn't playing like somebody who'd been off for a fair while with various ailments. Her serve is impressive and there were a fair few amazing touch volleys.

I felt bad for Katie at the end - she's a top girl though and even stopped to sign a sig for somebody on her way off. Really hope she can get a win next week.

a watcer from gb tennis girls:p

:D

sharapovarulz1
Jun 16th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Some pic's of Katie in Birmingham:

http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/1949/008ar0.th.jpg (http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=008ar0.jpg)http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4198/044nq7.th.jpg (http://img255.imageshack.us/my.php?image=044nq7.jpg)http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/174/045fl4.th.jpg (http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=045fl4.jpg)http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/5493/046tl3.th.jpg (http://img210.imageshack.us/my.php?image=046tl3.jpg)http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/8875/048rm3.th.jpg (http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=048rm3.jpg)http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/8320/051jc5.th.jpg (http://img359.imageshack.us/my.php?image=051jc5.jpg)

Enjoy guys :D

Europe rocks
Jun 17th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Thanks for the pics :yeah:

Mforensic
Jun 17th, 2008, 11:30 PM
Are those pics of her double faulting?

Europe rocks
Jun 18th, 2008, 09:28 PM
Katiefaults :hearts: Apparently she is playing an exo match against Hantuchova in preparation for Wimbledon. GL to her :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 18th, 2008, 09:33 PM
she lost the match to Daniela [10-5] in the final set champions tie-break

wales1994
Jun 19th, 2008, 08:14 PM
where did u get the info from?

Europe rocks
Jun 19th, 2008, 09:40 PM
It's in one of the threads on GM about whether Dani will play Wimbledon.
D.Hantuchova def. K.O'Brien 6-2 1-6 10-5
Nice second set there from Katie ;)

JAMESYBABY!
Jun 19th, 2008, 11:18 PM
wow!! so glad to see it was tht close,, this i think was perfect preperation for wimbledon :)

wales1994
Jun 20th, 2008, 04:08 PM
O'Brien v Peer

could win this good luck O'Brien get a scalp

*hingis_forever*
Jun 20th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Personally I think this is a great opportunity for a great win!

JAMESYBABY!
Jun 20th, 2008, 08:20 PM
same here hingis forever:D

:cool: allez katiepegs!

Europe rocks
Jun 20th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Allez Katiepegs. Let's see how many doubles we can reign down on Shahar :)

lynxy
Jun 22nd, 2008, 01:44 PM
From Roland Garros qualifiers:
http://www.tennis-of.net/low/DSC_0466 copy.jpg
http://www.tennis-of.net/low/DSC_0470 copy.jpg

Europe rocks
Jun 22nd, 2008, 09:44 PM
Katie always looks f*cked up when she is playing, bless her :hearts:

Pdm1987
Jun 22nd, 2008, 10:13 PM
Allez Miss Pegs!!! :D

JAMESYBABY!
Jun 23rd, 2008, 08:41 AM
LMFAO @ jordons comment :lol:
harsh but true,, she has her lil scraney face on :lol:

Alllez Katiepegs,, she wont play till tomoz:D

wales1994
Jun 24th, 2008, 04:55 PM
whens she playing 2moz?

wales1994
Jun 24th, 2008, 04:55 PM
* soz 2day?

wales1994
Jun 24th, 2008, 05:09 PM
O'briens Match Started 1-0 Up Aginst Peer 15-15 Come On O'brien U Can Win ;)

wales1994
Jun 24th, 2008, 05:11 PM
2-0 great start O'Brien

wales1994
Jun 24th, 2008, 07:23 PM
what a choke 5-0 up in 2nd set nd losses 7-5 :eek:

wellshe only has tashkent to defend for the rest of the year so se could climb up the ranking

JAMESYBABY!
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:07 PM
oh katie,, this is orful!

shame :sad:

Europe rocks
Jun 24th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Kaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitepegs :smash: Back down to 150, but hopefully this will take some pressure off her to reach the top 100 and give her a bit more time to adapt to the level

Europe rocks
Jul 4th, 2008, 08:33 PM
Katie in MD for Palermo at the moment :scratch:

Europe rocks
Jul 5th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Palermo Tier IV Round 1:
K.O'Brien vs L.Dominguez Lino (Sp)

Odd why she has come out to play Palermo. Wonder if anybody knows why. Good luck against a clay court junk baller like LDL

wales1994
Jul 5th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Why is she playing on clay ??

Mforensic
Jul 5th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Needs some points or more money before crossing the Atlantic?:help:

wales1994
Jul 6th, 2008, 09:40 AM
I hope she can beat LDL

Europe rocks
Jul 6th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Katie in doubles as well, playing with Margalita Chakhnashvili

Chakhnashvili/O'Brien vs Han/Xu

JAMESYBABY!
Jul 6th, 2008, 10:03 PM
go maka and katie :rocker2:

Mforensic
Jul 7th, 2008, 12:09 PM
Katie not playing till Tuesday...so we wait and see

Mforensic
Jul 8th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) d. Katie O'Brien (GBR) 57 63 60

At least she lasted 3 sets....sort of....

JAMESYBABY!
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:05 AM
:o:o:o:o:o

wales1994
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:31 PM
That is guttin 2 win a set then only win 3 games

Mforensic
Jul 9th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Han/Xu (CHN/CHN) d. Chaknashvili/O'Brien (GEO/GBR) 61 61

Katie is out in the doubles as well

She is better off coming to the hard courts then wasting her time on the clay!

wales1994
Jul 9th, 2008, 06:52 PM
i though this was an easy 1st round :sad:

Europe rocks
Jul 9th, 2008, 09:23 PM
LDL on clay is never easy. Even though Anne beat LDL on clay, it was green clay which plays more like a hard court from what I can understand, so to win a set of LDL is impressive. No idea what happened in the doubles though.

GL to Katie at $100K Biella :)

wales1994
Jul 10th, 2008, 07:45 AM
Imeant a nice draw for doubles not singles

Europe rocks
Jul 10th, 2008, 08:56 PM
Chinese girls playing doubles are always nightmares to beat, but yeah, this was a great chance to get a win with Maka

Europe rocks
Jul 13th, 2008, 08:26 PM
ITF/Biella $100,000

Katie plays Alexandra Panova in the first round, with a potential second round tie against top seed Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

Panova has a 5-3 record on clay this year, but 4 of those wins were back in April where she qualified and won a round at a $25K event. Mildly optimistic for this one

wales1994
Jul 14th, 2008, 07:32 PM
she won 1-6 6-1 6-4 :woohoo:

Pdm1987
Jul 14th, 2008, 07:34 PM
Allez Miss Pegs!!! :D

Mforensic
Jul 14th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Wow!

JAMESYBABY!
Jul 15th, 2008, 12:00 PM
why is she playin on clay ???
shes silly !

Mforensic
Jul 18th, 2008, 01:23 PM
Katie is now in Md for Portoroz and Elliott is in the qualies!

jonny84
Jul 18th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Hopefully Katie can get a nice draw in Slovenia - hopefully she looks at Anne and Georgie's attempts in Stanford and gets some inspiration.

Europe rocks
Jul 18th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Glad to see Katie come through that one. Lost 6-3 7-5 to Zahlavova Strycova in the second round, but I'm just pleased she managed to comeback after losing the opening set 6-1 in the first round. Good luck to her in Slovenia :)

Europe rocks
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Nasty draw
Plays fifth seed Tsvetana Pironkova in the first round :mad:

serenus_2k8
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:27 PM
Argh Katie! Get the upset! :)

wales1994
Jul 21st, 2008, 07:03 PM
Katie beats 5th seed Pirnokova 7-6 4-6 6-2 :)

Well done Katie

she faces Dushevina next ;)

come on Katie follow in annes steps break top 100 :bounce: :kiss:

Mforensic
Jul 21st, 2008, 07:05 PM
Won't be easy for her, but atleast she has already defended her 3 points from this tourny last year!

She has 89 points to defend from now till the end of the year....

wales1994
Jul 21st, 2008, 07:39 PM
Won't be easy for her, but atleast she has already defended her 3 points from this tourny last year!

She has 89 points to defend from now till the end of the year....

What did she do at this tourny last year??

NoChokes
Jul 21st, 2008, 08:05 PM
She lost in the FQR last year which is worth 3 points, but the tournament was in September.

She'll gain 8 points for todays win. 15 minus the 7 that is her 17th best score. Think that's right anyways.

Europe rocks
Jul 21st, 2008, 08:58 PM
Phew. Thought you were going to lose that one after dropping the second set, but it looks like you have Tsveti's number ;)
Good confidence building win, first top 100 win of the year and first top 100 win outside the UK/not on grass. GL against Dushevina and keep up the belief :)

JAMESYBABY!
Jul 23rd, 2008, 01:52 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=351063&page=3

LOADS of pics of katie here :D

Mforensic
Jul 23rd, 2008, 04:35 PM
Katie out...she lost in straights to Dushevina

wales1994
Jul 23rd, 2008, 07:27 PM
3-6 2-6 unlucky hope u do well for rest of year ;)

Europe rocks
Jul 23rd, 2008, 08:13 PM
Katie :sad: Could have been better, but then again it could have been a lot worse. GL in your next event Katie :kiss:

wales1994
Jul 26th, 2008, 08:25 PM
She beat canadian WC Danielle Mills 6-4 6-3 in Montreal Quallies :)

Mforensic
Jul 26th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Yeah....Katie finally won one in 2 sets!

Europe rocks
Jul 27th, 2008, 04:43 PM
Lost 6-3 4-6 6-3 to Chanelle Scheepers. Was up *4-1 in the second before going to 4-4, finally breaking and then a long service hold to take the second. Went up *2-1 and *3-2 in the second, but was broken quickly both times. Had plenty of opportunities at 3-3* to break but couldn't convert and ended up out of the event. Horrible stats in the final set on serve: 43% of points won on first serve, 33% on the second, despite getting 61% of first serves in. 11 doubles in total, with 1 ace in the first

WIMBY
Jul 27th, 2008, 07:53 PM
:sad:
Still in doubles and maybe could get a LL?

Mforensic
Jul 27th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Katie Katie Katie...........:weirdo::smash:

Europe rocks
Jul 27th, 2008, 08:48 PM
:sad:
Still in doubles and maybe could get a LL?

Fingers crossed for a LL spot. Maybe we should go out there and make 12 players have a 24 hour vomiting bug to make sure Katie gets an LL place ;)

Dodoboy.
Jul 28th, 2008, 09:50 AM
:haha:

That's quite funny ;)

Good luck in doubles with the girl that beat you :p

Europe rocks
Jul 30th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Lost 6-1 5-7 8-10 to Anne and Alexandra Stevenson :sad:

Mforensic
Aug 6th, 2008, 07:06 PM
Katie won her first round match in Mexico!

Europe rocks
Aug 6th, 2008, 08:29 PM
And it was an easy win! 6-1 6-3 over Jorgelina Cravero who had just won a $25K hardcourt event. Potential 2nd round match against Yanina Wickmayer who she beat at the Aussie Open qualies :D

Europe rocks
Aug 8th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Lost 7-6 6-4 to top seed Wickmayer :sad:
Into Cincinnati qualifying I believe :)

Europe rocks
Aug 8th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Katie has drawn third seed Meng Yuan in the opening round of the Cincy qualies. Fingers crossed Katie can get the better of this moonballer

Europe rocks
Aug 9th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Moonballer Meng wins again. Katie holds twice (I think) in a 6-2 6-2 defeat. At least moonballers like Smashnova had some talent

WIMBY
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:51 AM
Katie :sad:

Dawson.
Aug 21st, 2008, 11:59 PM
bad loss to alexa glatch in us open QR2 6-4, 6-3 :sad:

WIMBY
Aug 22nd, 2008, 12:56 AM
:sad: