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Europe rocks
Aug 22nd, 2008, 09:50 PM
Glatch seems to have been 'the next big thing' for American tennis for the last few years, but some accident curtailed her progress for the last few years. Pleased Katie managed to get at least one win, but once again the serving let her down :sad:

Europe rocks
Sep 4th, 2008, 09:46 PM
Katie down for Guangzhou and Seoul qualies :)

wales1994
Sep 6th, 2008, 04:04 PM
:kiss: come on Katie catch up with the other brits :)

Europe rocks
Sep 13th, 2008, 09:29 PM
If you search Katie on youtube there are a few clips of her match against Tsvetana from Portoroz. You can't see Katie, but you can certainly hear her :lol:

Europe rocks
Sep 16th, 2008, 08:30 PM
oooooooooooooh deeeeeeeeeeeear

$25,000 Madrid
S.Del Barrio-Aragon (Sp) d. (2)K.O'Brien (GB) 6-1 6-3 :help:

paul_masterton
Sep 16th, 2008, 08:50 PM
ugh that's just miserable :rolleyes:

Get it together for Shrewsbury next week

Europe rocks
Sep 16th, 2008, 10:17 PM
Not sure which tournaments she is defending points from, but Katie has got an awful lot of work to do until the end of the season
Tashkent QF (30)
Jersey SF (12)
Glasgow F (17)
Istanbul SF (12)
Mount Gambier SF (12)
Nuriootpa SF (12)
:scared:

WIMBY
Sep 16th, 2008, 11:56 PM
Katie :sad:

Mforensic
Sep 17th, 2008, 09:47 AM
Pathetic for Katie........Khan gets through qualifying and makes it to round 2 and Katie who is seeded 2nd can't get past someone ranked around 350.

stfletch
Sep 17th, 2008, 10:25 AM
Interesting, when Katie and Anne were competing for the British #1 spot, and were on a similar level, the competition seemed to spur her on. Now Anne has moved up to a whole new level it seems to have really knocked Katie's confidence.

wales1994
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:19 PM
So she isn't going to Asia?? :( terible performance :help:

Mforensic
Sep 18th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Nope she'll be in Shrewsbury instead!

Europe rocks
Sep 18th, 2008, 08:58 PM
She's on the list for Tashkent, 2 out of the MD

wales1994
Sep 19th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Hope she turns things around in Britain ;)

Europe rocks
Sep 25th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Katie wins her fast match in Shrewsbury, but loses 7-5 6-4 to third seed Barrois :sad:

Europe rocks
Sep 28th, 2008, 09:14 PM
Katie back in Tashkent, defending QF points :scared: Plays Ioana Raluca Olaru in the opening round, then a potential rematch against second seed Govortsova, who she lost to last year

Mforensic
Sep 30th, 2008, 03:10 PM
Ioana Raluca Olaru (ROU) d. Katie O'Brien (GBR) 62 61

Why did Katie bother showing up?:shrug::help:

wales1994
Sep 30th, 2008, 05:40 PM
she should quit this year and work her ass off to get back to last years form :(

Europe rocks
Sep 30th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Looks like 2008 just hasn't got going. A tough schedule = lots of defeats = loss of confidence = harder to win = things become worse...

Lost 6-1 6-2 in doubles as well :help:

WIMBY
Sep 30th, 2008, 08:45 PM
:sad:

Europe rocks
Oct 8th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Back in the UK and won her opening round in Barstaple against Amanda Elliott 6-1 6-2
Hopefully Katie can reach her first quarterfinal since April

Europe rocks
Oct 9th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Back-to-back wins for the first time since Saint Malo :D Beat Andrea Hlavackova 6-3 6-1 and now faces Katalin Marosi, who she beat in the opening round of Shrewsbury

wales1994
Oct 10th, 2008, 04:58 PM
Well doen Katie now make the Semis :D I love it when she wins easily ;)

Europe rocks
Oct 10th, 2008, 08:47 PM
First semifinal of the year for Katie :bounce: Defeated Marosi 6-2 6-3 and will now face Anne for a place in the final

wales1994
Oct 11th, 2008, 01:39 PM
As soon as I give up on her she makes a SF :woohoo: I would rather her to beat Anne, Katie needs this more ;)

WIMBY
Oct 11th, 2008, 03:56 PM
BBC says Anne won 6-4 6-4 :sad:

Europe rocks
Oct 11th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Yep that's correct. Katie came back from an early break down in the first set to get to 4-4, but a double fault gave Anne another break and she served out the first set. Katie had three break points in the eighth game of the second set but in the end a wide backhand put her out of the match (from the Barnstaple website) ;)

Good week Katie, first SF of the season and a good showing against a top 100 player, your friend and someone you've never beaten before

wales1994
Oct 12th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Unlucky Katie now keep it up in France ;)

Europe rocks
Oct 14th, 2008, 09:43 PM
Katie comes through in the opening round of the Saint Raphael $50K Challenger in France, defeating Eva Birnerova 6-3 4-6 6-4. On one hand, Birnerova has only played five events since coming back from injury, but she was inside the top 60 for a period last year

wales1994
Oct 15th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Well done Katie im so g;ad to see her winning again :D

Europe rocks
Oct 15th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Up against second seed, top 100 player, former Wimbledon QFist Severine Bremond

*hingis_forever*
Oct 16th, 2008, 01:40 AM
Go Katie! Bremond will be very tough though! :scared:

wales1994
Oct 16th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Hope she can get a massive win :D

Europe rocks
Oct 16th, 2008, 09:07 PM
Lost 6-4 6-2 :sad: Only managed 48% of first serves and couldn't make much of an impact on the Bremond serve

wales1994
Oct 17th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Unlucky Katie :( GL next tourny :)

Europe rocks
Oct 17th, 2008, 08:58 PM
Katie in qualifying for Linz, up against Eva Hrdinova, who beat her in the first round of Dubai qualifying 7-6 6-2

Escape
Oct 17th, 2008, 09:07 PM
Good luck Katie :)
Beat her this time ;)

serenus_2k8
Oct 18th, 2008, 09:41 AM
Cmon Katie :)

Dodoboy.
Oct 18th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Good luck Katie!

I really think the Brits would be one of the better nations indoors.

wales1994
Oct 18th, 2008, 03:51 PM
OMG :eek: GL Katie :kiss:

wales1994
Oct 18th, 2008, 03:53 PM
shes up 5-2 1st set at the mo :D keep it up ;)

serenus_2k8
Oct 18th, 2008, 04:30 PM
shes up 5-2 1st set at the mo :D keep it up ;)

:woohoo:

wales1994
Oct 18th, 2008, 05:04 PM
she was up 6-2 2-0 now the scores 6-2 4-6 2-5 :( :sad:

wales1994
Oct 18th, 2008, 05:07 PM
she lost 6-2 4-6 2-6 :sad: what a choke :(

serenus_2k8
Oct 18th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Katie :help: Stick to the ITFs please.

wales1994
Oct 18th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Agreed only wins on WTA (Eastbourne 2007, Birmingham 08, Portoroz 08, Wimbledon 07, Tashkent 07) not that good :eek: nut 2day she really shud have won opponent not in top 200

Europe rocks
Oct 18th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Katie really needs to sort out what is going on between her ears, she seems to get into winning positions and then throws it out of the window. So far this year:
ITF/Midland QF, lead second seed Laura Granville 6-1, lost 6-1 3-6 1-6
Bangalore 1r, lead Savchuk 4-6 6-2 5-4 with 3 mp's, lost 4-6 6-2 5-7
Fes 1r, lead Loit 7-6 4-2, lost 7-6 4-6 1-6
Birmingham 2r, lead Shvedova 5-3, lost 5-7 6-1 5-7
Wimbledon 1r, lead Peer 3-1 and 3-6 5-0, lost 3-6 5-7
Palermo 1r, lead Dominguez Lino 7-5, lost 7-5 3-6 0-6
Montreal QQ, lead Scheepers 3-6 6-4 and a break in the third twice, lost 3-6 6-4 3-6
Luxembourg Q1r, lead Hrdinova 6-2 2-0, lost 6-2 4-6 2-6

2006:
Wimbledon 1r, lead Garbin 6-2 3-1, lost 6-2 6-7 2-6

wales1994
Oct 18th, 2008, 06:16 PM
shocking :eek:

Mforensic
Oct 18th, 2008, 10:49 PM
She needs to take a break!

wales1994
Oct 28th, 2008, 12:18 PM
$50,000+H Nantes (FRA) 2008 | Oct 27

1R: Katie O`Brien (GBR) d. (SE)Ksenia Pervak (RUS) 64 64 :D
2R: Katie O'Brien vs (4) Julia Georges :eek:

Come on Katie make another QF ;)


We

Dawson.
Oct 28th, 2008, 02:46 PM
well done katie :yeah:
didn't she beat Georges earlier this year? :scratch:


EDIT - nevermind :lol: I'm thinking of Pironkova, doh!

WIMBY
Oct 28th, 2008, 07:08 PM
:)

Mforensic
Oct 29th, 2008, 09:51 AM
Nice easy win for Katie, now she needs to stay in form to beat Georges!

Europe rocks
Oct 29th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Goerges d. O'Brien 61 64 :sad:

Pleased she got past Pervak though, could have been a nasty defeat there

Europe rocks
Nov 16th, 2008, 08:41 PM
The Katie nightmare soldiers on to Phoenix, Mauritius, where she is the third seed and faces Amanda Elliott. Both players could do with a win, so good luck girls :hug:

wales1994
Nov 17th, 2008, 04:51 PM
She won 6-0 6-0 :eek: Amanda :sad:

Dawson.
Nov 17th, 2008, 05:22 PM
:spit: surely this is a mistake?! :lol:
Well done katie :yeah: keep going

Mforensic
Nov 17th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Amanda must be ill or something...is the score backwards:lol:

47eggs
Nov 17th, 2008, 08:23 PM
With the way Amanda has been playing recently, the scoreline isn't particularly surprising. Just hope she can get things back together soon before points start coming off.

Europe rocks
Nov 17th, 2008, 09:31 PM
Eek.
Could be the first double bagel win of Katie's career, so if it is, well done girl, but not nice to beat your friend by that scoreline, you could've given Amanda a game ;)
Let's hope Katie can build from this win and get a few more wins on the board and salvage some points and a couple of nice paychecks out there in the Indian Ocean

My bad: Katie's third double bagel win
2004 Surbiton qualies, 2005 Hull $10K 1r ;)

Europe rocks
Nov 18th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Also won the doubles, despite it saying yesterday she lost
Katie/Amanda bt Dranets/Pavlovic 7-6(5) 5-7 10-4 :)

serenus_2k8
Nov 19th, 2008, 01:42 PM
:woohoo: Go Katie!

wales1994
Nov 19th, 2008, 05:15 PM
She won again today :D

1R: 6-0 6-0 Elliott
2R: 6-0 6-3 Girogi :eek: really dominante performances :D

serenus_2k8
Nov 19th, 2008, 05:53 PM
great to see she has found some great form, is she playing next week/ week after?

Escape
Nov 19th, 2008, 07:06 PM
Well done Katie :)
Good to see her get another easy win :D

Europe rocks
Nov 19th, 2008, 08:09 PM
great to see she has found some great form, is she playing next week/ week after?

She's playing St Denis, Réunion, another $25K.

Katie's finding things delicious in Mauritius, three tasty bagels :drool:

wales1994
Nov 19th, 2008, 08:55 PM
She could win this the top 2 seeds aren't great :D s GL Katie keep up the form :D :bounce:

Europe rocks
Nov 19th, 2008, 09:48 PM
This is Katie. Katie winning something would signal something scary, like the end of the world is nigh :lol: Who knows, she might just keep her head together for 5 matches!

Europe rocks
Nov 20th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Katie visited Marinne's bakery today and picked up a couple of breadsticks :smash:

Dawson.
Nov 20th, 2008, 09:40 PM
omg :o

Europe rocks
Nov 25th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Katie second seed in St Denis and into the second round with a 6-0 6-2 win :)

serenus_2k8
Nov 25th, 2008, 08:48 PM
Why does she always start so dominantly then lose so weirdly :(

Europe rocks
Nov 25th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Katie is a headcase, quite simply! Maybe she just needs a bit more time to develop mentally and then these weird losses and big chokes will be less frequent :shrug:

serenus_2k8
Nov 26th, 2008, 08:53 AM
:lol: Yeah I really hope so coz shes a great woman! I would love Katie and Bally to start chasing at the GS MD cut off like Anne and now Mel have done.

wales1994
Nov 26th, 2008, 05:24 PM
She's in QF with a 3 set win over a WC :O hope she can do well :drool:

Europe rocks
Nov 26th, 2008, 08:47 PM
1-6 6-4 6-4
Nice recovery Katie, maybe you're slowly getting your head together. QF against Parra Santonja, who was ranked just outside the top 50 at one point in 2004

jamatthews
Nov 27th, 2008, 05:26 PM
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg86/britishtennis/LolKatie2.jpg

LolKat(ie)

Europe rocks
Nov 27th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Back down to earth
Parra Santonja def. (2)O'Brien 7-6 7-5
Been a tough year, but hopefully Katie can take some positives out of it - some good wins, but maybe the schedule was a bit too ambitious. Rest up for 2009 :hug:

WIMBY
Nov 27th, 2008, 10:50 PM
:sad:

Europe rocks
Jan 2nd, 2009, 10:08 PM
2009: not looking good!
Auckland, International Level
QR1: K.O'Brien (GB) vs (2)A.Morita (Jpn)

Morita creeped into the top 100 and the end of last year after winning 3 Challengers in a row. Granted, in the 15 matches she played, she only came up against top 200 opposition four times, but she does seem to know how to beat our Katie

2006 ITF/Fukuoka: Morita def. O'Brien 2-6 6-3 6-4
2006 Birmingham: Morita def. O'Brien 6-4 2-6 6-1
2007 ITF/Surbiton: Morita def. O'Brien 6-0 6-3

Joe.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:55 AM
OMG!! play has been suspended in auckland and katie is winning 3-6 6-3 4-1

Joe.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:55 AM
play is back on :D

Joe.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 09:20 AM
katie lost 7-5 in the 3rd after being 4-1 up.:o it was the rains fault:fiery:
still its an improvement;)

jake270392
Jan 3rd, 2009, 09:50 AM
Its not much off an improvement because she lost. if she wants break into top 100 (which she will never do) then she needs to stop choking and throw away matches.
These are the matches she should be winning.

wales1994
Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:09 AM
Yeah she could've won if she hadn;t have df 8 times in the 3rd set :( come on Katie qualify fir the AO now :p you can do it ;)

Joe.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:28 AM
Its not much off an improvement because she lost. if she wants break into top 100 (which she will never do) then she needs to stop choking and throw away matches.
These are the matches she should be winning.

even so its better then losing to parra-santonja in straight sets. atleast she is showing she is good enough to trouble decent players like morita;)

jake270392
Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:47 AM
I disagree Morita isnt that great and Katie should be winning these matches to break top 100Shes also been losing to players outside the top 200 easily.
First thing is that she needs to work on her serve because she gives away alot of valuable points which costs her matches.

Joe.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 06:17 PM
I disagree Morita isnt that great and Katie should be winning these matches to break top 100Shes also been losing to players outside the top 200 easily.
First thing is that she needs to work on her serve because she gives away alot of valuable points which costs her matches.

morita is ranked in the top 100 and is on a 15 match winning streak. she won 2 $50ks and one $75k in a row! how can u say she isnt a good player. katie was not expected to win this and the fact she almost did is great. she is lacking confidence so u shudnt be so harsh on her;)

jake270392
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:19 PM
I disagree i suspect Morita won these itfs in Japan, where you dont exactly get the greatest of players playing.
Katie needs to improve on her game if she wants to reach top 100, this is what keothavong did.

Play_Suspended
Jan 3rd, 2009, 07:58 PM
morita is ranked in the top 100 and is on a 15 match winning streak. she won 2 $50ks and one $75k in a row! how can u say she isnt a good player. katie was not expected to win this and the fact she almost did is great. she is lacking confidence so u shudnt be so harsh on her;)
I agree, stop being so hard on her. It could have been much worse *cough* Bally *cough*. Its the first match of the season and she almost won against Morita who is hardly her favourite opponent. Yes in the end she lost but its a better result than some of the ones she was getting at the end of last year.

Ok Katie's aim should be to crack the top 100 and beyond but realistically is she going to do that this year? It would take a real turn around in form. I think this year is about stopping the rot of last year and gradually turning things around to put her in better position for '10. After all she is a couple of years younger than Anne so still has time. Hence I dont think this was an awful result, lets see what her results are after a couple of months then we can judge.

Europe rocks
Jan 3rd, 2009, 08:16 PM
Nice choke to start the season Katie :bounce: Probably would have won if it wasn't for the rain delay, but what can you do about it?

Morita has been touted as a promising junior for quite some time and she's only now just started to show it on the WTA tour and when you're up against someone who you've never beaten and after having a poor 2008 like Katie did, to push her close is a sign things are going in the right direction, but once again, Katie really could do with winning these close matches. For every close match won, there must be about 5 she loses :sad:

jake270392
Jan 3rd, 2009, 09:41 PM
Yes I do agree that she did well agaisnt her, but she needs to get her serve right, in every match she plays,shes chucking in 10 or more double faults with no aces to back her up.
Especially in third sets is where her serve goes all wobbly.
Lets hope she can turn things around and prove me wrong, but I can say savely that she wont reach top 100.
Georgie Stoop has a better chance as she is beating players higher than her consectively.

Europe rocks
Jan 3rd, 2009, 09:57 PM
OTOH, if you look at Katie's schedule last year, she tried playing several WTA events, pushing herself to play at a higher level which she isn't ready for, but willing to improve her game. Ok, Katie might never reach the top 100, but she's had a career Brie Whitehead wouldn't mind. Who knows - Katie is only 22, some players don't reach the top 100 until much later - Anne at 25, Barrois at 27, Coin at 26.
The serve has never been Katie's strength and she knows that is an area to improve, but how long did it take Dementieva to get her serve up to the pretty decent standard it's at now. The problem with tennis is that it's not something that just happens here and now, it's a question of time

jake270392
Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:03 PM
Yeah but you cant compare Dementieva with Katie, theres no comparison, I agree with the point that it might take a year or two to push through and improve.
But unlike keothavong, keothavong was a good junior and when she came on the tour, she rose up the ranking pretty quickly until she had a bad illness which pushed way down the rankings.
She was also 23 when she really made the push by winning more tournaments and getting better results agaisnt better players in 2007. she carried this good form in 2008 and hopefully she can keep it going.

Europe rocks
Jan 3rd, 2009, 11:10 PM
Katie didn't even reach top 100 in juniors (CH 101), so to reach 104 last year shows she has got some skill, maybe she'll never reach top 100, but maybe she'll hit a purple patch at the age of 28 and end up reaching 74 in the world :shrug: Yeah the Katie/Dementieva comparison was a bit far-fetched, but it kind of illustrated the point - here was a girl who had a lot of potential but her serve let her down, but she managed to raise the rest of her game up to a level which compensated for it, and now, with an improved serve, she's play some pretty nifty tennis once again. For Katie, maybe she will get some more consistency off the ground and then the serve will come later

Joe.
Jan 4th, 2009, 05:53 PM
I disagree i suspect Morita won these itfs in Japan, where you dont exactly get the greatest of players playing.
Katie needs to improve on her game if she wants to reach top 100, this is what keothavong did.

yes two of them were in japan but one was in india. and the reason that no great players were playing in japan and india is coz its a challenger. to be honest quite a few top 100 players do play in challengers in asia. Yes katie needs to improve evryone knows that and u have said that in all ur posts basically.;)

jake270392
Jan 4th, 2009, 07:06 PM
Yes I know I keep saying it but you keep going on about that she will find some form and will reach top 100 which is impossible.

Play_Suspended
Jan 4th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Yes I know I keep saying it but you keep going on about that she will find some form and will reach top 100 which is impossible.
Do you really think it is impossible for her to reach the top 100 at some point? Impossible is a very strong word! I dont think she'll do it this year but i wouldnt say she def wont over the rest of her career. If she could just sort out her head and stop choking i think she has the game for top 100.

jake270392
Jan 4th, 2009, 08:56 PM
Maybe but theres going to be alot more better and stronger juniors who will come through.
But she needs to be getting better results, for example beating players which are ranked much less than her, because lately shes losing to players outside the top 200 quite easily.
I know her result agaisnt Morita was close and maybe she has worked hard on the off season, so lets hope she can get better results and start winning some ITFs.

Europe rocks
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:17 PM
Martina Muller was seeded at Wimbledon a couple of years ago - if that happened, it's possible that Katie will reach the top 100 ;)

jake270392
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:35 PM
Well lets hope she can because I want to see her inside top 100 even though it might seem I dont. Lets see what see can do at Aussie Open

Europe rocks
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Katie currently in a position for Pattaya qualifying draw

Europe rocks
Jan 4th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Katie currently in a position for Pattaya qualifying draw

serenus_2k8
Jan 4th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Thats good 2 hear! Where do you find this?

Joe.
Jan 5th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Well lets hope she can because I want to see her inside top 100 even though it might seem I dont. Lets see what see can do at Aussie Open

are u two faced or something? :confused: one minute ur saying it will be impossible for her to reach top 100 (its not) u have picked her game apart completely and then u say that you want her to do well. :p

Europe rocks
Jan 5th, 2009, 09:20 PM
Thats good 2 hear! Where do you find this?

Asked in the Pattaya tournament thread for GB entries :)

serenus_2k8
Jan 5th, 2009, 09:27 PM
are u two faced or something? :confused: one minute ur saying it will be impossible for her to reach top 100 (its not) u have picked her game apart completely and then u say that you want her to do well. :p

Dont argue about it anymore, most Brits are too negative IMO, what do you expect :p

Asked in the Pattaya tournament thread for GB entries :)

Ooh nice work :D

I hope Katie finds her form again, I thought she had soooo much potential after Wimby 07 when she was last woman standing - I was so proud :lol:

Europe rocks
Jan 5th, 2009, 09:49 PM
She has the game for it, just not the head :sad: And after Katie's loss to Morita, I guess it's nice to see Morita reached the MD (d. Martic 61 36 63 and Krajicek 62 26 75)

jake270392
Jan 5th, 2009, 10:44 PM
I want to see her in the top 100 but I just cant see it. Ive also said in other posts that if she can improve on areas of her game, then she might.
Ill take back the point I said that it is impossible for her to reach top 100, but I am just going on her rsults. Maybe you believe that she has the game for top 100 and hopefully you are right.
All the more brits in top 100 will be great and I will be chearing for all of them at Aussie Open.

serenus_2k8
Jan 6th, 2009, 09:16 AM
She has the game for it, just not the head :sad: And after Katie's loss to Morita, I guess it's nice to see Morita reached the MD (d. Martic 61 36 63 and Krajicek 62 26 75)

I agree, though its hard to say which is worse :(

I think Morita is beatable but she clearly has a good game if she beat Krajicek. Perhaps more impresively though she beat Domachowska in her first round in another three setter, so we shouldnt knock her ability! :o

Monica_Rules
Jan 6th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Katie, Katie, Katie. What can we do with her? How less fun would it be to follow british tennis without her and her marathon matches.

I do hope she gets her mojo back this year. I think her best chance at top 100 was last year, she had 3 matches last year that if she had won she would have been top 100 and she lost them all.

This year needs to be about regrouping. Playing less events and not changing surfaces every 2 weeks.

serenus_2k8
Jan 6th, 2009, 02:19 PM
:lol: Yeah best of luck Katie :D I hadnt seen a picture of her in a while

http://www.annekeothavong.co.uk/on-tour/ASB-Classic/Singles/2009

I barely recognised her. :lol:

NoChokes
Jan 7th, 2009, 04:32 AM
Haha, yeah, I saw her over the Christmas break.

Think she looks pretty hot with that hair.

serenus_2k8
Jan 7th, 2009, 08:17 AM
:drool:

Morita is in QF now, so no shame in losing there Katie. I hope Anne can win though :D

jake270392
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:01 PM
Is Katie playing in Hobart

serenus_2k8
Jan 8th, 2009, 08:58 PM
I think she is hopefully in the qualy draw if she made the cut. I think all the top 5 entered here minus Mel, but its unlikely they will make the cut. I wish Mel played here rather than Sydney where I feel shes very unlikely to qualify.

Joe.
Jan 9th, 2009, 05:10 PM
im a bit worried:lol:

if katie does well here..wouldnt she have to pull out because of ao qualifying?:sad:

Mforensic
Jan 9th, 2009, 06:25 PM
Katie is not at Hobart

Joe.
Jan 14th, 2009, 06:46 PM
katie plays sandra zahlavova, its winnable :)

NoChokes
Jan 14th, 2009, 08:51 PM
She's pretty good though, she won the last tournament she played (50k), qualified for the USO and this tournament last year. So she knows her way around grand slam qualies.

Nonetheless, best of luck Katie! So hope she can do it this time.

Europe rocks
Jan 14th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Winnable match if Katie plays her best. Lots of points to defend, let's hope she can win them all back (and a few more) :devil:

jake270392
Jan 14th, 2009, 09:11 PM
She can definately winthis matchbut will be up agaisnt it in the second round match. She could play Ditty or Dzehalevich.

serenus_2k8
Jan 14th, 2009, 10:28 PM
Winnable match if Katie plays her best. Lots of points to defend, let's hope she can win them all back (and a few more) :devil:

:scared: Im worried! If she cant find form I'm gonna get annoyed :lol: Shes too talented for the shocking losses she has.

NoChokes
Jan 15th, 2009, 04:42 PM
Really good news this was.

This actually Katie's biggest points total to defend from last year, and she's already defended 40 of her 50 points.

Hopefully she can relax a bit now and go a bit further.

jake270392
Jan 15th, 2009, 05:11 PM
I think that stat goes to show what a rubbish year it was for her. But hopefully she can find some form this year and she can really push towards the top 100 because shes got no points to defend and alot to gain.

wales1994
Jan 15th, 2009, 07:04 PM
GL Katie u r much better than ur results last year :kiss: get in the AO MD ;)

serenus_2k8
Jan 15th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Katie :worship: Get some momentum going and go join Anne and Mel, where you belong :)

WIMBY
Jan 15th, 2009, 07:28 PM
I think she is hopefully in the qualy draw if she made the cut. I think all the top 5 entered here minus Mel, but its unlikely they will make the cut. I wish Mel played here rather than Sydney where I feel shes very unlikely to qualify.

Mel qualified in Sydney :)

Come on Katie :)

Monica_Rules
Jan 15th, 2009, 08:32 PM
Well done on the 1st round win. Good luck in the next round. Time t move back up the rankings

Europe rocks
Jan 15th, 2009, 09:19 PM
AOQR1: K.O'Brien (GB) def. S.Zahlavova (Cz) 7-5 6-3

Recovered from 0-3 in the first set :)

AOQR2: K.O'Brien (GB) vs (3)J.Ditty (US)

serenus_2k8
Jan 16th, 2009, 05:19 AM
Shes a break down 4-3 :scared: Her pic on SB is hillarious :lol:

serenus_2k8
Jan 16th, 2009, 06:26 AM
4-0 in final set, now 4-2

jake270392
Jan 16th, 2009, 07:45 AM
Well done Katie, has a well good chance of qualifying.

WIMBY
Jan 16th, 2009, 11:55 AM
:)

serenus_2k8
Jan 16th, 2009, 11:56 AM
:aparty:

We have 2 Brits 2 matches away from the MD. When was the last time 4 Brits made it to the MD of a slam on their own merit?

Joe.
Jan 16th, 2009, 06:55 PM
woop woop go katie :D:bounce:

Europe rocks
Jan 16th, 2009, 09:19 PM
Nice win Katie :) Now, a little Katie fun fact
Aussie Open 2007: Qual Round 1 bt Chen 8-7rtd final set, lost Q2r
Aussie Open 2008: Qual Round 2 bt Wickmayer 8-6 final set, lost QQ
Aussie Open 2009: Qual Round 3 vs (21)Jozami...
Katie is due her annual superset here in Australia and it looks like it'll come in this final round, only for her to lose in the 1r of the MD :devil:

NoChokes
Jan 17th, 2009, 06:09 AM
So proud of you Katie.

Hope you get a friendly draw and a chance of winning.

You've turned a supposed masculine guy into a giggle girlie.

So pleased you've finally done it.

Joe.
Jan 17th, 2009, 07:43 AM
katie is playing niculescu. it could be worse:p

JAMESYBABY!
Jan 17th, 2009, 09:06 AM
haha niot bad drawe rally,, monika hasnt won a match this year :D ,, so finger crossed :D

kick some ass :D

Play_Suspended
Jan 17th, 2009, 09:12 AM
Well done Katie:), gd luck in the MD.

serenus_2k8
Jan 17th, 2009, 09:33 AM
Go chat to anne now she has the measure of her.

Europe rocks
Jan 18th, 2009, 10:08 PM
Mmm, Niculescu will be a strange one. Her slices and spins will either be too much for Katie and it could be a one-sided match, or it could be right battle. Fingers crossed when we wake up tomorrow we get the result that Katie deserves

Europe rocks
Jan 19th, 2009, 09:25 PM
M.Niculescu def. (Q)K.O'Brien 6-4 6-4 :sad:
Really upset for Katie, knew this was going to be a tough match against one of the most unorthodox players on Tour. Still, Katie can take plenty of positives from qualifying for her first Slam outside of Wimbledon and moving up closer to the top 150 again

Europe rocks
Jan 24th, 2009, 10:22 PM
Katie's on the WTA lists for Bogota (7th seed in qualies), Acapulco (30th in qualies) and I'm guessing Monterrey as well

Dawson.
Jan 25th, 2009, 03:49 AM
So the strange schedule continues :lol: I don't understand why she chooses to play these kind of Clay events. But I guess there is not a wide choice at the minute

wales1994
Jan 25th, 2009, 11:14 AM
Y not these tournys usually have :help: players in them so if she can do well on clay (unlickley i know) she could get a few points ;)

serenus_2k8
Jan 25th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Krazy Katie :p Good luck though!!

Europe rocks
Feb 4th, 2009, 09:46 PM
I'm sure we are all pleased to know Katie has withdrawn for Bogota :lol:

Dawson.
Feb 4th, 2009, 10:38 PM
6-2, 6-4 winner of over curtis :) keep it up Katie :yeah:

wales1994
Feb 5th, 2009, 05:35 PM
She beat Mamic 6-1 6-1 :woohoo: well done, doing way better this year, last year she couldnt win 2 matches in a row :lol: WD for sticking at it Katie hope she takes the title ;)

NoChokes
Feb 5th, 2009, 05:37 PM
Come on Katie!

Always makes me nervous when she starts winning matches easily though, it's not really her style. Seems to be playing with a lot of confidence at the moment though.

Europe rocks
Feb 5th, 2009, 09:42 PM
Katie winning a match comfortably :scared: This must be the sign the world is coming to an end!

wales1994
Feb 6th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Sutton 25K QF

1R: Katie O'Brien d Jade Curtis 6-2 6-4 :D
2R: Katie O'Brien d Teodora Mircic 6-1 6-1 :yeah:
QF: Katie O'Brien d Naomi Cavaday 6-1 6-1 :eek: :woohoo: WD Katie :D

Naomi :hug:

Great week so far keep it up ;)

Dawson.
Feb 6th, 2009, 04:31 PM
I wasn't sure who I wanted to win, but I expected a tough scoreline no matter who came out on top! :eek:

Katie seems to be playing so well! great start to 2009 :D lets hope she keeps it up and takes the title :rocker2:

serenus_2k8
Feb 6th, 2009, 04:49 PM
Cmon a Brit better take this title :o

Europe rocks
Feb 6th, 2009, 09:28 PM
:bolt:
Up against second seed Renata Voracova next

Dawson.
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:17 PM
Katie beat Voracova (2) in the semi finals!! :woohoo:

6-3, 6-2 :eek: Katie playing so well. Shes got Konta (WC) in the final. Good luck Katie :yeah:

wales1994
Feb 7th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Sutton 25K QF

1R: Katie O'Brien d Jade Curtis 6-2 6-4
2R: Katie O'Brien d Teodora Mircic 6-1 6-1
QF: Katie O'Brien d Naomi Cavaday 6-1 6-1 WD Katie
SF: Katie O'Brien d Renata Voracova 6-3 6-2 :eek:
F: Katie O'Brien vs Johanna Konta :D 1st final for Katie since Glasgow 2007 :eek:

serenus_2k8
Feb 7th, 2009, 03:59 PM
Well I'm delighted to see her break that habit - especially this early in the season with a big event next week!
It rocks that shes playing Johanna too, who has doubled her points total thanks to this WC :lol: It just goes to show what a difference they can make!

She has also leap frogged fellow young Brits Rae and Moore, and I think Laura too :eek:

Joe.
Feb 7th, 2009, 06:05 PM
johanna will be british when she turns 18. (although tbh i think of her like a brit anyway Lol) she turns 18 in may so we will have another great young girl on the up :D:D:D:D

i want katie to win though :D GL KATIE :);):D

serenus_2k8
Feb 7th, 2009, 06:32 PM
Katie lost in straights in the doubles final :( But its still been a great run, 2 finals in the same week is always great :D

James(Y)
Feb 7th, 2009, 08:47 PM
shame about the doubles, but come on katie let's be having the singles title!

Europe rocks
Feb 7th, 2009, 09:07 PM
Katie :yeah: Hopefully you can claim your third ITF singles title against Jo Ko :)

Dawson.
Feb 8th, 2009, 03:15 PM
Katie beat Konta 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 !! :woohoo:

First title since Hull 2006 if I'm not mistaken :D:D

Johanna :hug:

James(Y)
Feb 8th, 2009, 03:26 PM
wupwup! good job katie! :D

serenus_2k8
Feb 8th, 2009, 04:43 PM
:woohoo: Lets not forget future Brit Johanna :lol: Who had a great week, and took a set of Katie. Clearly she has a lot of talent, I hope her and Katie are able to rise up the rankings :)

*hingis_forever*
Feb 8th, 2009, 07:46 PM
I'm so happy for Katie! :hug: She's really a hard worker and has a nice game. Hopefully this is start of her rise to the top 100! :D

Joe.
Feb 8th, 2009, 07:52 PM
woop woop :D go katie ;)

jamatthews
Feb 8th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Katie beat Konta 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 !! :woohoo:

First title since Hull 2006 if I'm not mistaken :D:D

Johanna :hug:

You are. Hull was 2005, it was Nottingham in 2006 :p

Europe rocks
Feb 8th, 2009, 09:02 PM
About 2 and a half years we had to wait, but Katie's got her name on a singles trophy again :) Good week and nice fightback against Johanna :)

Joe.
Feb 9th, 2009, 04:53 PM
katie dropped to 160 even though she won sutton. how the hell does that work out :confused:

serenus_2k8
Feb 9th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Her points arent added on til next week, along with any points she gets from the 75K, so could be an exciting jump :D

Europe rocks
Feb 9th, 2009, 09:19 PM
katie dropped to 160 even though she won sutton. how the hell does that work out :confused:

For some reason the WTA don't add $10K and $25K points until the week after

Joe.
Feb 10th, 2009, 03:50 PM
For some reason the WTA don't add $10K and $25K points until the week after

ohh thanks for telling me ;) the rules are kinda crap Lol

coyets
Feb 12th, 2009, 10:34 AM
For some reason the WTA don't add $10K and $25K points until the week after

I do not know the reason, but I can imagine that not all organisers of $10K and $25K events in the world manage to report their results in time, and that this rule is designed to make the scoring consistent.

In the meantime, Katie has beaten Michaela Paštiková in the first round in Midland 6-0 6-2.

serenus_2k8
Feb 12th, 2009, 01:46 PM
Wow impressive score, so much great scorelines lately! I hope Katie is playing as well as it seems and reaching top form :eek:

Mforensic
Feb 12th, 2009, 05:45 PM
Katie plays Scheepers next.

serenus_2k8
Feb 12th, 2009, 06:17 PM
Yeh first match of today. Good luck Katie :D

Europe rocks
Feb 12th, 2009, 08:35 PM
Nice first round win Katie :)

Monica_Rules
Feb 12th, 2009, 09:10 PM
Come on Katie keep on winning.

Europe rocks
Feb 13th, 2009, 09:43 AM
K.O'Brien def. C.Scheepers 6-1 7-5 :)

QF against Begu, who upset top seed Alla Kudryavtseva 6-2 6-1 :scared:

NoChokes
Feb 13th, 2009, 02:18 PM
They both played Pastikova this week but Katie beat her slightly better. :lol:

Maybe that's a little bit in her favour. ;)

Good luck Katie! At least if she loses she gets to have a crack at Memphis, but I'd rather her keep going here and have a little rest next week. I know she likes to play loads of events but with all the matches and travelling, it must get rather tiring.

wales1994
Feb 13th, 2009, 05:07 PM
Come on Katie :D tough match it seems next :eek:

What rankin will she be after this event?

Intrestin 2 c next week with the MIdland and Sutton points being added :D :bounce:

serenus_2k8
Feb 13th, 2009, 06:24 PM
They both played Pastikova this week but Katie beat her slightly better. :lol:

Maybe that's a little bit in her favour. ;)

Good luck Katie! At least if she loses she gets to have a crack at Memphis, but I'd rather her keep going here and have a little rest next week. I know she likes to play loads of events but with all the matches and travelling, it must get rather tiring.

Kaite drew Rodina who is ranked #140, so thats winnable depending on their form. Dokic in the FQR though :eek: Isnt she meant to be playing Rodina today tho :lol: ?

serenus_2k8
Feb 13th, 2009, 08:43 PM
O'Brien def Begu 6-4 6-3

SF vs Danillidou :woohoo: She should be up for it. Bon chance Katie!

Europe rocks
Feb 13th, 2009, 08:46 PM
:bounce:
Nice win over Begu, toughie against Daniilidou next, but who knows what will happen! Glad she didn't go off to Memphis, more points on offer if she kept playing here

jake270392
Feb 13th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Does this mean she wont play Memphis Tournament now?

serenus_2k8
Feb 13th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Yeh for sure, which sucks but she probably would have only won one match - 6 points there, so this is much better IMO.

wales1994
Feb 13th, 2009, 10:03 PM
what would this do to her rankin cause both points will be added next week :D

Winning streak of 8 matches compared to last year were 3 was here best :bounce:

Europe rocks
Feb 13th, 2009, 10:08 PM
what would this do to her rankin cause both points will be added next week :D

Winning streak of 8 matches compared to last year were 3 was here best :bounce:

Katie should move back into the top 140 according to Eggy's ranking

Joe.
Feb 14th, 2009, 08:02 AM
if she wins whole tourny where abouts will her ranking be? Im feeling really good about katies form this year :D

Dawson.
Feb 14th, 2009, 01:41 PM
According to TBE rankings thread here will be her PROJECTED rankings depending on her results.

SF - 139
F - 137
WIN - 132. But lets not get ahead of ourselves, shes already exceeded expectations this week and has former top 20 player Daniilidou in the semis.

Just looking over her results from last year, theres no huge block of points to defend throughout the year, just the odd tournement here and there.

Saint Malo, French Open, Portoroz, US Open and barnstaple are the only events that she has more than 20 points to defend - and they are all spread out throughout the year. If she manages to keep up a consistant level the way she has so far this year, she could be following in the footsteps of Anne and Mel :D

Dawson.
Feb 15th, 2009, 03:09 AM
Possibly the greatest choke of all, maybe even more so than wimbledon 2006 :sobbing:

Daniilidou def. Katie 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 :hysteric:

Katie led 6-1, 5-3 :mad: :o :sad:

Joe.
Feb 15th, 2009, 08:38 AM
hard luck katie :hug: past 2 weeks though ;)

serenus_2k8
Feb 15th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Katie :bigcry: Eleni probably stepped her game up and broke your confidence :(

Never mind, great week anyway!!! Whats next?

Joe.
Feb 15th, 2009, 01:00 PM
itf website shows shes in entry list for $50k Biberach in germany.

Europe rocks
Feb 15th, 2009, 09:39 PM
Katie :tears:
Once again, so near, but yet so far... Still, if we turn the clock back six months, the turnaround in form has been amazing and hopefully you'll be able to take these 6-1 5-3 leads and close them out. Been a great past two weeks, the furthest she's gone in a $75K, let's hope this is the start of an even better 2009

Europe rocks
Feb 17th, 2009, 10:31 PM
From the ITF site, Midland review:
“She had nothing to lose and just loosened up and couldn’t miss”
Katie O’Brien on Begu’s run of three games from 62 50 30-0 down in their quarterfinal match

“That first set she was playing Top 20 tennis”
Eleni Daniilidou on losing the first set 61 in her semi final victory over Katie O’Brien

So glad we didn't have another Katie choke in the QF :scared:

Europe rocks
Feb 17th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Katie also down for the $25K in Minsk the week after Biberach - looks like she's trying to play indoors this spring and not staying out for the tough qualifiers in Indian Wells and Miami. Let's hope the decision pays off :)

Monica_Rules
Feb 18th, 2009, 12:44 AM
It was so close vs Danilidou. Hope she doesn't get too down about the loss

serenus_2k8
Feb 19th, 2009, 12:59 PM
She shouldnt do, its not a bad loss at all. She should actually be encouraged by how well she played

Europe rocks
Feb 23rd, 2009, 02:18 PM
ITF/Biberach $50,000
Round 1: K.O'Brien vs O.Lyubtsova
GL Katie :)

serenus_2k8
Feb 23rd, 2009, 05:35 PM
Ooh where is the draw?

Europe rocks
Feb 23rd, 2009, 09:02 PM
Found it in the Biberach thread

serenus_2k8
Feb 23rd, 2009, 09:08 PM
Just read it, I think she could do well here depending on form. Im excited :D

Europe rocks
Feb 23rd, 2009, 09:16 PM
Not too thrilled by the prospect of Barrois in the QF though, lost to her twice last year and she's moving up the ranks. Her big serve will work well indoors :scared: That is if she gets that far...

















and Katie as well ;)

Europe rocks
Feb 24th, 2009, 08:36 PM
R1: K.O'Brien (GB) def. O.Lyubtsova (Ukr) 6-4 6-7(5) 7-5 :eek:
Tough win, but still came through in the end, next up Tatjana Malek, who beat number 8 seed Meusburger 6-0 6-2

Dawson.
Feb 24th, 2009, 11:17 PM
glad she's through, wel done katie :yeah: and its actually good to see her winning a close one like this (although not necessarily this early in the event :unsure:)

no pressure in the next round, Malek seems to be playing top 100 tennis again - i just hope she puts in a good performance :)

Joe.
Feb 25th, 2009, 04:17 PM
tougher then i expected but lyubtsova did qualify for wta paris ;) gl against malek katie u'll need it :P:lol: x

serenus_2k8
Feb 25th, 2009, 06:01 PM
Yeah she is playing great tennis atm, I think its credit to Katies improved belief that she was able to battle that one out. It seems like she is so close to getting everything in place. I think if she does she can make the climb to the edge of the top 100 before Wimb and get herself in on her own merit, hopefully with Elena and Mel.

serenus_2k8
Feb 26th, 2009, 03:31 PM
Katie has taken the first set 6-3. ;) Her form this year has been amazing and I hope it continues :D

Joe.
Feb 26th, 2009, 04:24 PM
go katie :D where r u getting scores from ;)

serenus_2k8
Feb 26th, 2009, 04:28 PM
http://www.tvpro-online.de/tvpro/index.php?action=public&todo=tableau&mandantid=1294&vaid=1&tnid=1&tabid=0&startpos=0&endpos=20

Hasnt been updated for like 2 hours tho :rolleyes:

Joe.
Feb 26th, 2009, 04:30 PM
ok :lol:

serenus_2k8
Feb 26th, 2009, 04:41 PM
6-3 6-0 :eek: :woohoo: Go Katie!!! What a match :drool: And Barrois has lost the first set too :bounce: :eek: :aparty:

wales1994
Feb 26th, 2009, 05:05 PM
:D WD Katie i knew this year would be the year to make it :yeah:

Europe rocks
Feb 26th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Lovely win Katie :) Barrois next, who won a tough three setter against Beygelzimer. Katie hasn't won a set against Barrois in 2.5 meetings (Katie won their first match 2-6 rtd), so hopefully Katie can improve that stat and reach another SF

serenus_2k8
Feb 27th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Katie O'Brien (GBR) d. (1)Kristina Barrois (GER) 76(7) 63 2 more for the title Katie :armed:

What fab form! Awesome to see she held her nerve and took out Barrois, especially winning a tie break en route.

Already its been a great year with some great results, please keep it up :hug:

Dawson.
Feb 27th, 2009, 03:48 PM
:banana:

Play_Suspended
Feb 27th, 2009, 06:15 PM
Thought she would struggle today, very surprised (but happy :bounce:) at a straight set win...carry this form all the way to the title!

serenus_2k8
Feb 27th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Is this her best start to the year ever? Surely it is...she already has earned half the points she earned last year in the first 8 weeks.

NoChokes
Feb 27th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Her best start by a long way, considering it includes her first ever GS non WC main draw, her first 75k semi and only her second 25k title. Hopefully it'll include her first 50k final (maybe title) too. :)

Europe rocks
Feb 27th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Katie :eek: What an impressive win over Barrois! Been a good week here in Germany, hope you can keep it up. However, Karolina Sprem (she of Ted Watts fame) is awaiting her in the last four. Let's hope Karolina is having one of her error-fest days

serenus_2k8
Feb 27th, 2009, 09:31 PM
Sprem has the most to lose here. If Katie can stay calm in her early two matches, I believe she can stay loose enough to take this. I want her in that final :lol: :armed:

Europe rocks
Mar 1st, 2009, 09:20 PM
K.Sprem def. K.O'Brien 6-2 6-3 :sad:
But if you look at the list of players Katie has lost to this year (Morita, Niculescu, Daniilidou, Sprem) they're all top 100 or been top 100, which shows that Katie must be on the up :)

Europe rocks
Mar 2nd, 2009, 02:21 PM
ITF/Minsk $25K
(1)K.O'Brien vs V.Galanina (Rus)
Galanina reached the QF in the Futures event in Grenoble (losing to Naomi Broady) and finished inside the top 300 for the first time last year, but a very big banana skin, especially as Katie is the top seed. Possible QF against Hrdinova, who has beaten Katie in their last two meetings (coming back from a set and a break down in Linz qualies) :scared:

coyets
Mar 2nd, 2009, 03:40 PM
On her current form, Katie has a good chance of another title.

wales1994
Mar 2nd, 2009, 05:44 PM
There are a few tricky players though e.g. Diatchenko :scared: but im just not trying to jinx her :lol:

GL Katie :D

serenus_2k8
Mar 2nd, 2009, 08:17 PM
Go Katie, title number 2 her we come :armed:

Europe rocks
Mar 3rd, 2009, 09:12 PM
It took Katie 2 and half years to win title number 3, I think winning number 4 just a month or so later might be pushing it a little bit ;)

serenus_2k8
Mar 3rd, 2009, 09:15 PM
It took Katie 2 and half years to win title number 3, I think winning number 4 just a month or so later might be pushing it a little bit ;)

I dont.. :shrug: She is top seed AND in excellent form which both put her in a great position. Also tennis doesnt follow formulas like that, especially with British tennis, so its not worth reading into! Keep the positive thoughts :yeah:

Europe rocks
Mar 3rd, 2009, 09:21 PM
As much as I love Katie, I just think that with her being the top seed and in good form, she's more likely to lose this match then win the title - when she beat Pironkova last year in Portoroz nobody saw that coming, but then when she was in good form at the start of the year she had a couple of losses to players she really should have beaten. Let's keep our fingers and our toes crossed though :)

serenus_2k8
Mar 3rd, 2009, 09:26 PM
Yeh sadly I do agree with you :lol: But she has shocked me with how efficiently she has been able to score wins against great players, like last week for example and she has pushed excellent players that have finally beaten her too which is cool :p I am so dissapointed at Mel and Elenas injuries that Katies shocking good form is the most positive aspect of British tennis atm!

I would love for her to scoop 50 points here. For me, going from British number 1 last year to number 4 and not even making the Fed Cup team seems to have really boosted her :shrug:

Europe rocks
Mar 3rd, 2009, 09:51 PM
Katie always seems to have been overlooked by the LTA for some reason, maybe she is their female Boggo? I hope that being overlooked for the Fed Cup team has spurred her on to prove that she can do it and she'll get into the top 100. Even when Mel was in her poor run of form in 2007 she was given a wildcard into Eastbourne (credit to her for getting the excellent win over Molik and breaking top 100), but when they had the WC nominations for Wimbledon in 2007 Katie was the last GB girl to be given one and then she was the only one to win a round :devil:

NoChokes
Mar 4th, 2009, 12:22 AM
Looks like Galanina has pulled out. Katie is played the LL, Tsybysheva in the first round instead.

Should be a very easy win really, but I've really been having a few nagging doubts about this event. :lol:

coyets
Mar 4th, 2009, 12:47 PM
Katie O'Brien beat Avgusta Tsybysheva 6-0 6-2. So that seems to have been a good start.

serenus_2k8
Mar 4th, 2009, 01:52 PM
:lol: Another great scoreline to start the event :drool:

wales1994
Mar 4th, 2009, 05:19 PM
Come on Katie :D :woohoo: get the 50 points this week! :drool:

Joe.
Mar 4th, 2009, 05:49 PM
Well done katie ;) will be hard against dulgheru tho :rolleyes:

Europe rocks
Mar 4th, 2009, 09:47 PM
Phew. One win down, 4 more to go. Next one will be a toughie

NoChokes
Mar 4th, 2009, 10:11 PM
Am I missing something regarding Dulgheru? I would imagine Katie would have to play pretty badly to lose.

Mforensic
Mar 5th, 2009, 01:29 AM
With Katie it never seems easy till it's over.

coyets
Mar 5th, 2009, 01:02 PM
Katie O'Brien beat Alexandra Dulgheru 6-4 6-1. So she is through the first two rounds in straight sets.

serenus_2k8
Mar 5th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Yeh :yeah: Impressively simple :drool: SF here we come :armed:

NoChokes
Mar 6th, 2009, 01:51 PM
Katie won 6-1 6-2 today.

Gonna be tougher in the semi against Diatchenko, she seems pretty handy.

serenus_2k8
Mar 6th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Great scorelines though from Katie this year, she is really out there to get the job done! Good luck in SF :D

Europe rocks
Mar 6th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Nice run Katie :) Diatchenko went from being ranked outside the top 700 in 2007 to winning the $75K event in Dubai at the end of the year. Going to be a tough one, let's hope Katie can keep it up

smithy1976
Mar 7th, 2009, 01:22 PM
katie wins again

Does anyone know why all of a sudden she seems to be playing grat top 100 tennis ( in view of who has beaten her this year)

has the serve improved?...this rate she could be direct into wimbledon

serenus_2k8
Mar 7th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Final :armed: Hope she takes the title now!

I think it wont be long til she British number 2 with Elena and Mel both suffering from injuries and Katie playing great tennis, though of course I hope they both get well soon.