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Europe rocks
Mar 7th, 2009, 08:21 PM
Katie :bounce: Nice to see you still winning, hopefully you can take the title, but it will be tough against Kustova

serenus_2k8
Mar 8th, 2009, 12:25 PM
She lost in 3...:tape:

Dawson.
Mar 8th, 2009, 02:03 PM
oh well, still a good week - shame to lost to a wild card though :unsure:

coyets
Mar 9th, 2009, 11:12 AM
Very close to another title. What a pity Katie lost the final!

Dawson.
Mar 9th, 2009, 01:58 PM
I thought Katie would play Indian Wells qualifying, but she isn't in the draw :sad: Does anyone know where she's at next?

Arina's_fan
Mar 9th, 2009, 02:07 PM
Some Katie's photos from Minsk :)

Gallery (http://www.kk.rodionova.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=62)

http://www.kk.rodionova.net/gallery/albums/minsk_ladies_cup_2009/obrien/P1040838.jpg

serenus_2k8
Mar 9th, 2009, 07:09 PM
I think she looks really fit atm! Congrats Katie that explains the great results :D Katie is playing ITFs rather than flying to the states to try and fight it out there. Its a good plan IMO.

NoChokes
Mar 9th, 2009, 08:16 PM
She joined my father's athletics club over the winter, maybe she's been putting the miles in. :lol:

She does look remarkably lithe.

Play_Suspended
Mar 9th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Looking good Katie!:yeah:

Europe rocks
Mar 9th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Katie :sad: I think a lot of people underestimated Kustova, she peaked around 180 early last year before losing her way

Europe rocks
Mar 25th, 2009, 08:51 PM
ITF/Jersey $25,000:
(3)K.O'Brien def. S.Boffa (Sui) 7-6(2) 6-3
8 doubles served, but still a straight sets win :)

serenus_2k8
Mar 25th, 2009, 08:59 PM
:woohoo: I hope Katie can take this title and carry on her awesome year! She seems to be about the only Brit with some success :lol: If she can turn this week round Ill be happy ;)

Play_Suspended
Mar 26th, 2009, 05:53 PM
Through the second round easily in Jersey, beating Heather 6-1 6-1. Keep it going Katie!

serenus_2k8
Mar 26th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Great job! QF :woohoo:

Europe rocks
Mar 26th, 2009, 08:52 PM
Not only did she beat Heather easily, she also chalked up 3 aces and wasn't broken. Didn't even face a BP in the second set :hearts:

NoChokes
Mar 26th, 2009, 09:05 PM
I like the fact that she only served 3 DFs and won about 70% of her points behind the second serve.

This may be more down the Heather being used to playing in juniors and not looking to dominate on the opponents second serve too much and just playing a bit defensive. I guess these things will come with experience.

Tomorrow against Adamczak will be much tougher tough, she's a decent player.

wales1994
Mar 27th, 2009, 05:34 PM
She beat Monique 6-3 6-3 another SF :woohoo: Go for another final :woohoo: !

serenus_2k8
Mar 27th, 2009, 07:17 PM
I cant get over her form this year...its insanely good! Another SF! She faces the number 1 seed Foretz. I think the winner of this match should take the title.

Play_Suspended
Mar 27th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Come on Katie, Foretz is a step up, lets hope Katie can prove shes too good for 25Ks.

serenus_2k8
Mar 27th, 2009, 08:56 PM
Consistantly making the latter stages is definitely the way to prove that :woohoo: Still have 3 Brits who may still win titles :bounce:

Europe rocks
Mar 27th, 2009, 09:09 PM
Nice work Katie, managed to save 10 out of 12 break points, which does help quite a bit :) GL against Foretz, will be tough though

Europe rocks
Mar 28th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Into the finals!
(4)K.O'Brien def. (1)S.Foretz 2-6 6-2 6-1
Good comeback Katie, will now face Feuerstein for the title

smithy1976
Mar 29th, 2009, 12:04 PM
woo
well done katie, you surely wont be too far off getting into the top 100 if this form continues..

serenus_2k8
Mar 29th, 2009, 12:26 PM
Katie takes the titel :worship: 2nd of the year, 4th final :woohoo: What an amazing victory!! Charge to the top 100 now :armed:

Dawson.
Mar 29th, 2009, 01:24 PM
We could be looking at a direct acceptance into Wimbledon here :eek: I think the cut off is normally about #108 in mid May. According to TBE's rankings, shes going to be #127 after this win with 520 points. The current #108 has 592 points, so it is very possible if she takes this good form to the higher level ITF's she is due to play. I think the only thing she has to defend is a quarter final at $100k SAINT-MALO (40 points). GO KATIE :bounce::bounce::bounce:

serenus_2k8
Mar 29th, 2009, 01:30 PM
Well she has a 100k+H week after next, so she could easily defend those points and then add on more there :eek: :woohoo: I didnt realise Katie was exactly 1 day older than Mel. Spooky stuff :o I hope they both join Anne in MD without WCs so other Brits can use them instead.

Europe rocks
Mar 29th, 2009, 08:08 PM
Katie :bounce: Titles are like buses, you wait for one for ages and then two come along in a couple of months! Not nice to see a retirement in a final, but I guess that is just one of those things that happens. Good luck in Torhout

jake270392
Mar 29th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Yes its good to see her playing well, after such a poor year last year. I think we will see how far she has come next week when she's playing the 100k tournie. Hopefully she can score some big wins and she is definately capable of doing so (hopefully she is drawn in different half from Anne). But its good to see that she is winning matches that she should be winning.
Lets hope she can keep this up and with hardly no points to defend from last year, she can really rise up the rankings.

NoChokes
Mar 30th, 2009, 03:15 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7970136.stm

Little news story with a nice picture of Katie after she won. :hearts:

Europe rocks
Mar 30th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Also a little bit on Teletext from Katie, saying she's looking to start winning titles abroad :)

http://www.teletext.co.uk/tennis/news/303bddeb955cf6e8e0e50f389ad60c5b/O'Brien+wants+to+build.aspx

Nice to see her playing confidently

coyets
Mar 31st, 2009, 12:02 PM
The cut off is normally about #108 in mid May.

According to TBE's rankings, shes going to be #127 after this win with 520 points.

The current #108 has 592 points ...

I think the only thing she has to defend is a quarter final at $100k SAINT-MALO (40 points).

So Katie needs another c. 112 points by mid-May.

jake270392
Apr 2nd, 2009, 07:43 PM
Im not to sure about the points scenario, but as before, she hasn't got alot of points todefend from last year and with the start she's had, theirs every chance she could be around the 108 mark by mid-may.

Europe rocks
Apr 2nd, 2009, 08:07 PM
I would rather Katie go through qualifying that directly into the main draw, if she ends up getting a seed in the first round and loses, she's stuck with those 5 ranking points for the entire year.

jake270392
Apr 2nd, 2009, 08:19 PM
Still you never know, she might get drawn agaisnt a seed or not. Also you know with Katie, she might lose in first round of qualifying as she's not so good on clay.

NoChokes
Apr 3rd, 2009, 01:53 PM
But if she loses in the first round of qualifying, she doesn't have to carry that result in her 16 events. Although making the MD is very good financially.

When is RG cut-off anyways, I thought that would be pretty soon?

Dawson.
Apr 3rd, 2009, 03:28 PM
Nah I was refering to Wimbledon. To make the French Open MD she would probably have to win this $100k next week as I'm sure the deadline is in about 2 weeks. I would prefer her to come through qualifying at RG too. But I think it would be good for her to make it to Wimbledon MD without a WC to (A) prove that she belongs and (B) give another Brit a chance in the MD

Joe.
Apr 3rd, 2009, 05:44 PM
I would love it if she could get into md directly. i cant help it but i just dont trust katie in qualifying lol.

NoChokes
Apr 3rd, 2009, 08:21 PM
To get to the French MD she'll probably have to win next week. Not impossible but pretty unlikely. It'll be for the best, she can push for a Wimbledon MD and top 100 after that with very little to lose.

Europe rocks
Apr 3rd, 2009, 08:24 PM
Cut off for the French Open is the 13th of April I think, so based on Eggy's rankings, Anne is directly in, Mel will be very close, could get in on a few withdrawals and Katie looks like she could be seeded for qualifiers

serenus_2k8
Apr 4th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Nah I was refering to Wimbledon. To make the French Open MD she would probably have to win this $100k next week as I'm sure the deadline is in about 2 weeks. I would prefer her to come through qualifying at RG too. But I think it would be good for her to make it to Wimbledon MD without a WC to (A) prove that she belongs and (B) give another Brit a chance in the MD

Yeh B is my motive for wanting it :D There are loads of Brits showing great potential atm, who still wont get WCs unless the top Brits push themselves up.

serenus_2k8
Apr 4th, 2009, 12:02 PM
Cut off for the French Open is the 13th of April I think, so based on Eggy's rankings, Anne is directly in, Mel will be very close, could get in on a few withdrawals and Katie looks like she could be seeded for qualifiers

So thats week after next...Is Mel not playing at all until then?

wales1994
Apr 4th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Yeh B is my motive for wanting it :D There are loads of Brits showing great potential atm, who still wont get WCs unless the top Brits push themselves up.

Didn't the LTA say they weren't going to give WC's to brits outside of the top 250?

Dawson.
Apr 4th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Didn't the LTA say they weren't going to give WC's to brits outside of the top 250?

Thats what they said last year yes, but I'm sure they will make an exception for Cavaday considering her performances over the last 3 years.


Going back to Katie playing RG - it actually is more likely than I first thought. The points breakdown for Torhout is;
R1 - 1
R2 - 20
QF - 40
SF - 80
F - 110
W - 150
According to TBE rankings, she might only need a quarter final to be #109 (not including other players results of course) which would make her 1 place out of the MD. Although this is a higher level than what she has been playing this year so I wouldn't count on her making the quarters, but you never know...

serenus_2k8
Apr 5th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Didnt Naomi make the quarters last year after coming through qualies? So Katie can certainly do it IMO :shrug: She has a good first round match, but will probably play Barrois after that.

Dawson.
Apr 5th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Yes a very nice draw for Katie -- I was so sure she was going to draw Anne in round 1 :lol:
French Open MD is not so far off after all! Good luck Katie :yeah:

Tripp
Apr 7th, 2009, 03:12 AM
I'm amazed it hasn't been posted yet, but Katie started a weekly blog for the LTA webpage this week. Here's the link: http://www.lta.org.uk/News/Tales-from-the-Tour/ (http://uk.imdb.com/M/person-exact?+Lloyd,%20Emily)

Play_Suspended
Apr 7th, 2009, 07:41 AM
Nice blog, love the Porshe!

serenus_2k8
Apr 7th, 2009, 08:26 AM
:eek: Great find :yeah:

Katie seems really nice and down to earth, and shes an apprentice fan too :D Cant wait to hear more from her!

She has just broken Feurstein to lead 4-2 :banana: Go Katie!

serenus_2k8
Apr 7th, 2009, 08:36 AM
5-2 now :D

serenus_2k8
Apr 7th, 2009, 08:44 AM
6-3 :)

serenus_2k8
Apr 7th, 2009, 09:01 AM
6-3 *2-3

wales1994
Apr 7th, 2009, 10:43 AM
She won 6-3 6-4 :woohoo: Great scoreline :D whose next ?? :p

Joe.
Apr 8th, 2009, 01:03 PM
katie beat arvidsson 67 75 62 today but definitely choked in the first set. I just realised aswel, if she reaches the final she wont be able to play barcelona quallies

serenus_2k8
Apr 8th, 2009, 02:28 PM
She could do with a backup, though Rezai has been playing amazing this week so she should go out there with a nothing to lose attitude and then either way shes fine ;)

Dawson.
Apr 8th, 2009, 02:34 PM
Never in doubt ;) :D

Katie continues to silence the Brit haters in Challenger forum :drool: let's hope she keeps it up. Rezai will no doubt be the tougest opponent yet, but let's have faith :angel:

serenus_2k8
Apr 8th, 2009, 02:57 PM
Yeh, so many people have insulted Mel and Katie in the past. I cant wait for them to prove their ability!

wales1994
Apr 8th, 2009, 03:51 PM
^^

Well there was good reason :lol: Like Katie was so :help: last year that all of her loyal fans didn't have faith in her :( but this year :D =] she has shown exactly what she can do when her head is glued on. Hopefully that means a good showing in WTA events and GS :D

serenus_2k8
Apr 8th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Yeh but there were certainly some posters who insulted her as a general player, which was totally out of line. Form is temporary but class is permanant and the sooner she shows just how classy she is, the better I will feel :lol:

Dawson.
Apr 8th, 2009, 05:34 PM
We've all had digs at British players in the past, sure. But it's usually after a bad loss or in jest (with Katie in particular) WE are allowed to do this as we're going to carry on supporting them! :lol: But there are some posters who are constantly disrespectful to British players and always root for them to lose -- these are the people I was refering to (I won't name names but I'm sure you know the kind of posters who I mean ;)) It's fine not to to like a player, but to not like a player because of the country she comes from is boarderline racist :o

serenus_2k8
Apr 8th, 2009, 05:41 PM
Yeh its pathetic. But thankfully, Katie hasnt lost pre-QF since her AO swing :) Lets keep it as the before SF record please ;)

Bally and Katie could both jump up this week.

jake270392
Apr 8th, 2009, 06:45 PM
Well done Katie, Obviously shes proven us alot wrong, that she is capable of beating higher players than her. I am glad she is playing the sort of tennis that we saw in 2007.
Also can Bally still jump up the rankings because I thought she was defending her points from last year.

Mforensic
Apr 8th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Bally's points were taken off already that's why she fell in the rankings, so she has a chance to move back up with a win!

Europe rocks
Apr 8th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Katie :bolt: What a win! Could have so easily gone on a walkabout after losing that 5-3 lead in the first set and having had a few SP's in the tiebreaker, but held on strong for the win :) Very tough match against Rezai next, we'll just have to see how it goes

Play_Suspended
Apr 8th, 2009, 08:34 PM
Great victory! Rezai will be very tough next, hope Katie shows it isnt a step too far. :)

wales1994
Apr 8th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Katie :D :woohoo: Rezai only lost 5 games in 2 matches so far :/ really tough one next then :lol: So good luck and just make Rezai at least fight! or better yet win :p

serenus_2k8
Apr 9th, 2009, 10:17 AM
Well it wouldnt be the first time a player playing amazing has had a total meltdown. Liverpool v Chelsea shows how quickly form can be reversed :bigcry:

wales1994
Apr 9th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Katie *0-0 4-6 :sad: but seems like she's fighting :D Go for it in the 2nd Katie ;)

serenus_2k8
Apr 9th, 2009, 12:32 PM
4-6 6-3 Cmon

Europe rocks
Apr 9th, 2009, 01:07 PM
All over for Katie, lost to Rezai 4-6 6-3 2-6 :sad:
Went down an early break in the third and it was just too much from there. However, seeing as Rezai's previous opponents only won 5 games between them, for Katie to take her to three sets shows she must be doing something well

serenus_2k8
Apr 9th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Yeah and now she can head to Barcelona ;) Good luck there :D

hammerhead
Apr 9th, 2009, 02:12 PM
She is not on the entry list for Barcelona. ??

serenus_2k8
Apr 9th, 2009, 06:29 PM
She is...

NoChokes
Apr 9th, 2009, 10:38 PM
She's cheekily in the 100k in Joburg on the 27th too, along with Georgie.

Comparing the entry lists between that and Cagnes-sur-Mer on the same week, she's probably made a clever choice. (at the moment seeded 8th compared with not even in the MD yet in France.)

Joe.
Apr 10th, 2009, 09:40 AM
so shes going from hard to clay to hard and then back to clay again :rolleyes:

serenus_2k8
Apr 10th, 2009, 10:55 AM
Krazy Katie is back :crazy: So, to clarifiy, she is in Barecelona next week?

jake270392
Apr 10th, 2009, 11:46 AM
Yes I think she's made a good move there considering there are'nt any high ITF tournaments next week. And then playing a high ITF the following week on hard is another good move as she probably isn't so good on clay. I think Baltacha is doing the same and just playing mainly hard court tounaments.

Mforensic
Apr 10th, 2009, 12:36 PM
She is on the qualy list for Barcelona and her photo is shown on the the Barcelona tourny website.

hammerhead
Apr 10th, 2009, 02:59 PM
On the official WTA entry lists (current through today), her name has been removed from the Barcelona qualy list. I am very confused. :confused:

serenus_2k8
Apr 10th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Oh...well she has been on the site for ages. I hope thats not true. The draw itself should be out by this evening so I guess time will tell.

paul_masterton
Apr 10th, 2009, 04:00 PM
I'd be surprised if she turned up in Barcelona. The points in qualies aren't big enough to move her up the rankings, and she's had no clay court preparation.

It wouldn't serve any purpose, especially if she is playing a short clay season, as seems to be indicated by her intention to play in Jo'berg (very smart move, the rankings after that event will decide Wimbledon cut-off I think and she's got a great chance to do well).

jake270392
Apr 10th, 2009, 06:26 PM
Ok Katie isn't playing Barcelona as she isn't on the qualie draw.

As you said, the points aren't they high and she probably needs a week of to prepare for Jo'berg.

serenus_2k8
Apr 10th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Apparantly shes in Charleston. :lol: TBE said it in GM. Maybe it was a joke.

serenus_2k8
Apr 10th, 2009, 06:35 PM
No :o Its official, MD of Charleston means 1 win = 40 points rather than 3 = 16 in Barcelona!

How amazing! She will be able to enjoy the luxuries of Premier event! Im praying for an easy match!

jake270392
Apr 10th, 2009, 06:39 PM
So shes in the main draw, has the draw been posted yet or is it done on Saturday.

jake270392
Apr 10th, 2009, 06:56 PM
Its a good move by Katie, considering she would only be in qualies if she played Barcelona and this is a higher tournament, I would like to see our other Brits make these choices and not play lower itf's like Baltacha.

Play_Suspended
Apr 10th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Nice move Katie :yeah:. Charleston should be a good move, if she can just get a good draw and nab a win this could be great for the ranking. Continuing this years good work!

Europe rocks
Apr 10th, 2009, 08:15 PM
I really hope she isn't in Charleston! Think of the jet lag!

Mforensic
Apr 10th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Katie withdrew though the last list I saw still had her on it. Oh well You never know till the draw comes out!

Play_Suspended
Apr 10th, 2009, 08:19 PM
:lol: we'll just have to see then! And yes Charleston would be rather short notice re: jet lag.

Europe rocks
Apr 10th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Well, have we come to expect anything less from Katie?! Where will she be playing next week, some $10K event in the middle of the Himalayas?

jake270392
Apr 10th, 2009, 09:03 PM
I think she is definately playing charleston. If so lets hope for a good draw.

Mforensic
Apr 10th, 2009, 09:08 PM
She is now listed in MD for Charleston!

Play_Suspended
Apr 10th, 2009, 09:19 PM
She is now listed in MD for Charleston!

Just likes keeping us on our toes! :lol: When does the draw come out?

Europe rocks
Apr 10th, 2009, 09:39 PM
On some list it said Anne Kremer is playing, wouldn't it be nice if Katie could draw her!

jake270392
Apr 11th, 2009, 09:09 AM
Yes the Main Draw will be done on Saturday, not sure what time?

serenus_2k8
Apr 11th, 2009, 10:01 AM
Its done at about midnight / 1 (

Joe.
Apr 11th, 2009, 12:45 PM
if katie gets a good draw i can see her maybe reaching 3rd round. but i dont want to tempt fate :lol:

serenus_2k8
Apr 11th, 2009, 01:30 PM
With her recent form we hav the right to be excited! I just hope she doesn draw the likes of Elena or Vee.

NoChokes
Apr 11th, 2009, 01:41 PM
Top 8 seeds get a bye through the first round so at least that gives her a better chance of a decent draw.

Europe rocks
Apr 11th, 2009, 08:26 PM
Charleston Round 1
K.O'Brien vs S.Dubois
Not a bad first round match, 13th seed Razzano or wildcard Cecil in the second round

serenus_2k8
Apr 11th, 2009, 08:42 PM
I think Dubuois is beatable. Mel took her in 3 in Miami, but this is clay. If she won, Razzano would be a tough ask.

Europe rocks
Apr 11th, 2009, 08:47 PM
Depends if top 10 Razzano turns up or if awful Razzano turns up ;) Let's just keep our fingers crossed she can get past Dubois :scared:

serenus_2k8
Apr 11th, 2009, 08:57 PM
Well last year Dubois only won two clay court matches, one being vs an unranked player, so I like Katies chances. :D

Dawson.
Apr 11th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Yes a very nice first round match for Katie, but I'm sure Stephanie fans are thinking the same thing! Both are playing on their least favourite surface so it's really hard to predict. Lets hope recent form is enough to go by and Katie scrapes through ;)

Joe.
Apr 12th, 2009, 07:46 AM
gl katie ;)

serenus_2k8
Apr 12th, 2009, 10:38 AM
Ooh also, Vera has a groin injury and wasnt sure whether she could play and Caroline has hurt her arm or shoulder or something after playing all week so she might be tired and/or injured.

I know thats very optimistic to look so far ahead, but Im just saying that her quarter actually looks to be very weak and there may be several surprise winners ;)

So. The 2 top seeds in her quarter are injured, with the other 2 not exactly the clay court experts themselves. 3 of the 4 WCs are there too. Id say Katie has a chance to do well here.

smithy1976
Apr 12th, 2009, 03:24 PM
hi

looking at katies oints for the rest of the year, even with a slump and playign 25ks shes got to get well in the top 100 at some point this year..

great to see she playing well consistantly.. only 2 str8 sets defeats all year and 2 good players so no shame in that

NoChokes
Apr 12th, 2009, 03:36 PM
"So. The 2 top seeds in her quarter are injured, with the other 2 not exactly the clay court experts themselves. 3 of the 4 WCs are there too. Id say Katie has a chance to do well here"

:lol: Lets worry about Katie's first match first. In fact lets worry about her first service game.

jake270392
Apr 12th, 2009, 03:54 PM
To be honest, even making it through the first round will still boost her ranking up, obviously she hasn't drawn a bad draw but Razzano is a very good clay court player and Katie doesn't strike me as a clay court player. But you never know, she is playing well and can quite easily beat some top players here.

Joe.
Apr 12th, 2009, 08:21 PM
if katie beats razzano then i will be very schocked but i hope she does. i think she can win her 1st round against steph quite comfortbale tho :)

Europe rocks
Apr 12th, 2009, 08:28 PM
I hate all this Katie optimism, it's not normal! Let's just hope she can get through :scared:

Dodoboy.
Apr 12th, 2009, 08:29 PM
I expect her to win less than 8 games :sad:

Surprise me :yeah:

Europe rocks
Apr 12th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Katie's route to the Charleston title
Rnd 1 bt Dubois
Rnd 2 bt Razzano
Rnd 3 bt Zvonareva
QF bt Wozniacki
SF bt Dementieva
F bt V.Williams
Time for Katie to shine :angel: This seems to be one of the most anticipated first round matches!

Dawson.
Apr 12th, 2009, 09:51 PM
This seems to be one of the most anticipated first round matches!

I agree! I can't remember the last time one of her first round matches drew so much discussion and anticipation. I still don't think a win over Dubois is a done deal :unsure:

Play_Suspended
Apr 12th, 2009, 10:41 PM
^^ With Katie nothing is a done deal....

serenus_2k8
Apr 13th, 2009, 08:55 AM
"So. The 2 top seeds in her quarter are injured, with the other 2 not exactly the clay court experts themselves. 3 of the 4 WCs are there too. Id say Katie has a chance to do well here"

:lol: Lets worry about Katie's first match first. In fact lets worry about her first service game.

:lol: I said it was optimistic :p


And this win wont boost her up the rankings coz she has 40 points coming off, but with a next best of 18 so only 22 are being lost. So if she goes out in R2, we wont see a change in her ranking points ;)


But if she takes the title she will be about #58 :drool: Joking aside, good luck Katie!

She will be playing 2moro I believe.

Europe rocks
Apr 14th, 2009, 04:36 PM
S.Dubois def. K.O'Brien 4-6 6-2 6-1
Katie lead 5-2 in the first set and then it just all fell apart. Was up *40-15 in the final game and had another game point :sad:

serenus_2k8
Apr 14th, 2009, 04:38 PM
She sucks on clay :lol: Thats such a terrible loss... Please dont play on clay til the FO

NoChokes
Apr 14th, 2009, 06:21 PM
:bigcry:

Hopefully we can have winning Katie back in Joburg.

Joe.
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:05 PM
katie!:eek:didnt expect the last two sets to be that one sided!

wales1994
Apr 14th, 2009, 09:51 PM
She sucks on clay :lol: Thats such a terrible loss... Please dont play on clay til the FO

:lol: But she hadn't played on green clay for 5 years so lack of preparation may be to blame here ;p but i think the LYA should hire someone to help her with her had :help: she really needs a sports psychologist!

Dawson.
Apr 14th, 2009, 10:55 PM
Oh well. She took a risk playing here (a risk well worth taking) and it didn't pay off, not the end of the world.
Lets just look forward to Johannesburg where she'll likely be top seed (shes on top of the entry list, with Krajieck at #2 currently). She then has one more week before the Wimbledon cut off. It'll be close, but I lets have faith. Allez Katie!!


EDIT - I think she actually has two weeks after Johannesbourg. I think they take the rankings from 17/05 (just after the Madrid event). Meaning she will either have to play some clay events or go to Japan and play the weak ass $50ks on carpet... and I think we all know the logical choice! :angel: Let's hope Katie knows too :unsure:

serenus_2k8
Apr 15th, 2009, 09:45 AM
Lets be honest, Katie showing up at a 10k on clay wouldnt shock me too much with some of her crazy decisions :lol: But this one seems obvious enough for her to go for.

I dont get why she doesnt speak to the guy who sorted Annes head out, De Souza or something like that :p And I think she had a long, trans-atlantic flight and virtually no practise or experience to call back on so I think that she did well to dominate the first set.

Lets go to Jo :lol: Who is joining her there? Mel and Georgie?

jake270392
Apr 15th, 2009, 11:09 AM
To be honest, Katie is going to get a wildcard for Wimbledon anyway. Obviously if she gets in without a Wildcard, that will be good because another Brit could take her place but im unsure if they will give anyout to any Brits outside a certain ranking?

NoChokes
Apr 23rd, 2009, 12:47 PM
Katie's latest blog installment. :lol:

http://www.lta.org.uk/Articles/Katie-OBrien-blogs/20042009---Always-the-last-place-you-look/

serenus_2k8
Apr 23rd, 2009, 01:50 PM
Katies so funny :lol:

Dawson.
Apr 23rd, 2009, 02:47 PM
Katie's blog :rolls:

In other news, she was down on the $75k Zagreb entry list starting 04/05/09 and was due to be seeded, but it seems that the tournament has been cancelled!! I can't see her name on any other ITF lists so seems quite unlucky for Katie (unless she plays WTA qualifying)

Edit - she's not on the Estoril or Rome lists either. Damn, Wimbledon MD chances getting slimmer. May have to be another wild card.

Europe rocks
Apr 23rd, 2009, 08:28 PM
Poor old Katie! Loving this blog she is doing for the LTA. I wonder what mishaps we will be hearing about from South Africa...

Europe rocks
Apr 26th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Johannesburg draw, Katie up against a wildcard in the first round. Bit worried though, Grandin is a possible QF opponent and she's pretty tricky and then Eva Hrdinova in the SF, who Katie lost to a couple of times last year. GL Katie, let's hope for a repeat of Anne's Jounieh run last year :scared: :bounce:

jake270392
Apr 26th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Yes good luck, this is really anyones tournament and Katie has the best chance of winning it with her form atm.

Europe rocks
Apr 26th, 2009, 09:23 PM
Just been looking at the rankings and from what I can work out, if Katie reaches the SF she will be around the 110 mark, which might be enough for Wimbledon MD, the final would put her around 100 and the title just inside the top 100 :scared: Such a big week, I've already bitten off most of my nails!

serenus_2k8
Apr 27th, 2009, 03:44 PM
:lol: Wow top 100...thats absolutely huge. I really hope she can do well.

NoChokes
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:40 PM
Haha, yep, I'm pretty :scared: too. :o

Dawson.
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Ranking projections. Not including other results.
R2 - #124
QF - #121
SF - #108
F - #101
WIN - #96

Considering the draw, I think she should reach at least the semis.... :unsure:

Play_Suspended
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Wow could be a big week for Katie...

Joe.
Apr 28th, 2009, 03:00 PM
she can reach the final for sure :)but i dont know if she can beat misa

Europe rocks
Apr 28th, 2009, 08:42 PM
One match down...
(1)K.O'Brien def. (W)C.Simmonds 6-1 6-1 :)

serenus_2k8
Apr 29th, 2009, 12:36 PM
:banana: Next challenger please ;)

NoChokes
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:01 PM
Oh come on, much too early for bananas. ;)

serenus_2k8
Apr 29th, 2009, 06:29 PM
I dont agree. A double breadstick always warrants a banana, along with bagels of course :drool:

NoChokes
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:05 PM
My point was more to do with the fact that with all that was at stake this week, we could be in for a banana filled few days. We don't want to go overboard too early. :lol:

Joe.
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:31 PM
nice solid win katie:D

jake270392
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Well she should definately win her next match, we hope.

serenus_2k8
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:35 PM
Oooh then I quite agree :D Lets hope we can have ourselves a banana fest. I dont want to get excited about whats at stake, but it does seem there is huge potential for this week :eek: Career high, top 100, British #2, Wimb MD...oh my, its too much to bare! :scared:

Joe.
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:00 PM
oh i forgot to say lol i had a dream last night that katie won wimbledon! :spit:

serenus_2k8
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:05 PM
oh i forgot to say lol i had a dream last night that katie won wimbledon! :spit:

Whats weird about that? We all know KatieGOAT is a strong contender for Wimbledon and that both William Sisters are currently holding secret talks with the LTA to agree a ''Avoid O'Brien'' pay-off sum to rig the MD, dont we?

Joe.
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:10 PM
:lol:

Europe rocks
Apr 30th, 2009, 04:39 PM
Two matches down...
(1)K.O'Brien def. M.Moulton-Levy 6-3 6-3 :)

serenus_2k8
Apr 30th, 2009, 04:48 PM
Just noticed the result, great work Katie :yeah: Kraijek battled through another 3 setter, which cant be too easy at altitude. Katie says in her blog that she got there early to climatise well and its clearly paying dividends, congrats :yeah: Also nice to see she has kept her focus in the 2nd set of both matches to close them out with the same scoreline. :yeah:

Bit of luck and someone could take Misa out, or tire her out too much for her to be a problem :drool: Go Katie, go!

Joe.
Apr 30th, 2009, 06:43 PM
good win there katie :D

jake270392
Apr 30th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Lets hope Katie can win her next considering she lost 6-1 6-1 to her last time. But obviously she is a different player now and im pretty sure she will breeze through it.

wales1994
May 1st, 2009, 03:51 PM
Katie O'Brien d Giraud 6-3 6-2 :eek: :bounce: Impressive :D next up Hrdinova GL :yeah: get revenge ;)

And Misa lost in 3 :D so looks like she has a massive chance :D GL Katie!!!

jake270392
May 1st, 2009, 04:10 PM
Even though Misa lost, she hasn't been playing well atm and im pretty sure Katie would have beaten her if she reached the final.
But well done Katie and win the Title

*hingis_forever*
May 1st, 2009, 04:49 PM
Oh, this is all so exciting! Please win the title Katie! You so deserve to be in the top 100! :hug: :bounce:

serenus_2k8
May 1st, 2009, 05:13 PM
OMG I wanted a win, but never expected such an easy one :eek: Take the title Katie, 2 more wins!

This is such great proof of exactly how far Katie has come and how much she has improved! Keep it up :yeah:

Mforensic
May 1st, 2009, 06:33 PM
Katie so close to top 100....making me nervous!

Europe rocks
May 1st, 2009, 09:19 PM
SF vs Hrdinova :scared: Really hope Katie can pull this one out of the bag

serenus_2k8
May 2nd, 2009, 10:49 AM
Wish there was live scores.

Play_Suspended
May 2nd, 2009, 02:33 PM
Katie loses 6-4 6-2 :sad:, really needed a win there. Bit one sided judging by the score.

*hingis_forever*
May 2nd, 2009, 02:56 PM
Katie :sad: Disappointing but not unexpected given what was at stake. Oh well, she's got a good chance to make the top 100 next week.

wales1994
May 2nd, 2009, 04:34 PM
Katie loses 6-4 6-2 :sad:, really needed a win there. Bit one sided judging by the score.

6-4 6-3 it was :lol: From the scoreline i can tell she must've been really nervous and Katie under pressure can't cope but i guess if she keeps up this form this year she'll get used to dealing with pressure! Hopefully! :)

jake270392
May 2nd, 2009, 04:41 PM
Obviously its a bad loss, but at least shes winning matches and starting to play like she did in 07. Lets hope she can get Wimby spot without Wildcard, this might then bost her confidence alot more.

NoChokes
May 2nd, 2009, 06:36 PM
I still think she'll be ok for Wimbledon.

I haven't worked out the numbers completely (at all) but I still think she'll be alright.

Blind faith is a good thing.

Europe rocks
May 2nd, 2009, 08:04 PM
This bloody Hrdinova girl is starting to get on my nerves. She seems to have Katie's number and being a tall girl (over 6 foot) I would have expected her to be much higher ranked than what she is. She seems to have a couple of decent tournaments each year and this is just goddamn awful the rest of the year :o Let's hope this is enough to get Katie into Wimbledon MD :scared:

WIMBY
May 2nd, 2009, 09:01 PM
Wimby Main Draw, Happy Birthday :wavey:

Europe rocks
May 2nd, 2009, 09:02 PM
If Katie wants to make any progress up the rankings for the 11th, she'll need to reach at least the SF in Zagreb :scared: The good news is that Hrdinova isn't on the list!

jake270392
May 3rd, 2009, 08:04 AM
well she is seeded there so hopefully she can draw a good draw.

Joe.
May 3rd, 2009, 08:57 AM
but its on clay:(:lol:

serenus_2k8
May 3rd, 2009, 10:26 AM
Katie :hug: Good luck. Dissapointing, but 80 points is still a great week ;)

robbie12
May 3rd, 2009, 11:07 AM
Fingers crossed for the Wimbledon MD spot - it's gonna be tight! I know she would rather get direct entry rather than get a WC, but looking at the rankings and what she has to defend in the next couple of months (i.e. virtually nothing!), she's got a very good chance of getting direct entry to the US Open, which would be even more of an achievement.

The absolute maximum number of points (taking into account non-counting ones) to defend before week of 20 July (which is the cut-off for the USO):

French Open - 12
Surbiton - not counting
Birmingham - 6
Eastbourne - not counting
Wimbledon - lost 1R last year so pts total won't change
Palermo - not counting
Biella - 4

Making a grand total of 22!!

jake270392
May 3rd, 2009, 11:12 AM
So really no points to defend. Which means, she can only keep going up and could well be inside the top 90 or 80 by US open.

serenus_2k8
May 3rd, 2009, 01:38 PM
She could be seeded for the US :o :p

Play_Suspended
May 3rd, 2009, 04:18 PM
She could be seeded for the US :o :p
:eek: Both her and Anne could be...:hearts:

NoChokes
May 3rd, 2009, 04:35 PM
Apparantly Katie had a proper strop when she lost yesterday. She refused to give a press conference and went straight to the airport.

serenus_2k8
May 3rd, 2009, 04:36 PM
:lol: How do you know?

She obviously knows she played well below par...Poor Katie :hug:

NoChokes
May 3rd, 2009, 04:47 PM
It was reported in the newspaper.

From the SA Independent Online:

"The Briton went into her semifinal not having dropped a set all week and Hrdinova's form seemed to startle her. The errors just escalated in what was one of the least exciting matches of the week.

This was the fifth match-up for the pair with each having won two matches coming into this one, although Hrdinova had come out on top in the last two. And the Czech made it a hat trick, taking a tame match in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Hrdinova got off to a great start, winning the first two games and that threw O'Brien completely off. But both were struggling a bit with inconsistent serves and a bunch of unforced errors. O'Brien, though, managed a bit of a fightback to get to 4-4 in the first set, but Hrdinova blitzed back to take it 6-4.

While the first set looked like drab stuff, the second was about as exciting as a dishcloth.

O'Brien got aggro, Hrdinova easily made the shots and then it was all over. The Briton stormed off in a huff and left for the airport almost immediately, refusing to do a press conference after."

Poor old Katie, dunno why Katie throwing a wobbly makes me laugh. :lol:

NoChokes
May 3rd, 2009, 05:56 PM
Katie's not playing Zagreb anymore. :sad:

jake270392
May 3rd, 2009, 06:24 PM
Obviously still in a hump.

serenus_2k8
May 3rd, 2009, 09:29 PM
Poor Katie :hug: Thats not very good though Im afraid. Im gutted shes pulled out of next week.

Europe rocks
May 4th, 2009, 08:34 PM
I'm kind of glad to see Katie getting in a hump and not playing Zagreb. If she's p*ssed off at losing it shows just how much top 100/Wimbledon DA means to her and that she knew this was a golden chance. Plus I was starting to get scared she was gonna start flying here, there and everywhere in a bid to try and pick up ranking points, which is what it seemed a bit like last year.

Europe rocks
May 4th, 2009, 09:34 PM
Just been looking at the rankings and if Katie is to reach the MD, these players need to lose before these rounds:
Estoril: Larcher de Brito (Semi), Ani (Final), Date-Krumm (Final)
Bucharest: Voegele (Semi), Loit (Semi), Klepac (Final)
Zagreb: Zec Peskiric (Quarters), Zakopalova (Semi), Malek (Semi)
:scared:

Petkorazzi
May 5th, 2009, 06:48 AM
:lol: I bet she'd lose even in a 10k if she needed to win it for top 100. :lol:

^^ I don't think the Zagreb ones will lose before that stage. :awww:

serenus_2k8
May 5th, 2009, 04:57 PM
MLB is out after a double bagel collapse :banana:

NoChokes
May 5th, 2009, 05:18 PM
Think we're going to have to rely on withdrawals. I don't think Zec Peskiric is going to lose her next match, amongst others.

jake270392
May 5th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Date krumm lost and Im sure Ani wont reach Final. I think the players in Bucaharest have a good chance of reaching their potential rounds and also the players in Zagreb, so its probably touch & go atm

Europe rocks
May 5th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Klepac and Loit into the second round of Bucharest, Voegele will be playing Katie's friend Eva :angel: Malek, Zakopalova, Zec Peskiric all into the second round of Zagreb, but we could end up with a Malek-Zakopalova QF and as both need to reach the SF that's one less player to worry about, and Ani is hardly likely to reach the final of Estoril. Still possible, but I think a lot of fingers will need to be crossed

NoChokes
May 6th, 2009, 01:26 PM
Zec Peskiric and Zakapalova have both won today but Malek lost.

Europe rocks
May 6th, 2009, 05:45 PM
Katie down to 109 :( And Hrdinova lost to Voegele 6-0 6-1 :spit:

Europe rocks
May 6th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Eggy's rankings seem to be quite different from what I had thought, so I'm just confused now! :shrug:

Monica_Rules
May 7th, 2009, 10:31 AM
I hope she can do it. She deserves it for the massive rise and consistancy she has had in 2009 so far.

jake270392
May 7th, 2009, 11:57 AM
Yes it will e good if she can get into Wimby direct as it will leave another wildcard for another Brit.

NoChokes
May 7th, 2009, 12:36 PM
It doesn't actually leave a wildcard for another Brit. They've already said that to receive a WC you have to be in the top 250 (for the Brits and apart from Laura.) So there were always going to be wildcards leftover.

jake270392
May 7th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Still I think they might possibly give it to a Brit who doing well this year, like Broady or Watson.

Dawson.
May 7th, 2009, 04:01 PM
It'll be interesting to see if Chris Eaton gets a wild card on the mens side. He's not in the top 250, yet after last year I can't see them not giving him one. If they do it for him, they have to do it for the girls too ;) But this is WIMBLEDON we are talking about :o I think Cavaday is the only logical choice outside the top 250 anyway considering her performances there over the past 3 years

NoChokes
May 7th, 2009, 04:19 PM
Yeah, you're right, Cavaday does deserve one really. It's not like she's low in the rankings because of playing poorly.

Not sure they'll give Broady one for one reason or another and Watson hasn't really proved herself in the seniors yet, but that's to come I'm sure.

I doubt Eaton will be lucky enough to draw someone who clearly doesn't want to be there this year. ;)

serenus_2k8
May 7th, 2009, 04:32 PM
If it were up to me Id dish them all to Brits. Thats who the public want to see, look at how crazy everyone went when Eaton won a match. If creates a buzz of excitement that other players just cant :shrug:

jake270392
May 7th, 2009, 05:50 PM
Yes I know exactly, whats the point of giving unknown players wildcards when all we care about is British players.

NoChokes
May 7th, 2009, 06:58 PM
It's not really fair. It's all to do with the press moaning about the standard of British tennis and the whole Boggo thing.

We must be the only country in the World that imposes these sorts of handicaps on our players. Do you see the French looking at their players and saying they're not good enough for WCs? The players they're going to pick will be pretty far down the rankings.

serenus_2k8
May 7th, 2009, 07:04 PM
Yeh its stupid. The daily mail has reported today that thx 2 Katies SF, she is going to be a direct entry, joining Anne and making it the first time since 1992 :shrug:

Joe.
May 7th, 2009, 07:24 PM
i think we should give atleast 6 wildcards to home players. the french do :confused: and tbh i think the no wcs to players out of 250 thing is a bit stupid :(

Europe rocks
May 7th, 2009, 07:29 PM
Let's hope she can make it :scared: Will need to hope for a few withdrawals though

Europe rocks
May 9th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Katie now down to 110 after Voegele won her semifinal. If Petkovic wins the final, Katie will be down to 111 :sad:

Europe rocks
May 10th, 2009, 09:24 PM
Petkovic won :o Katie down to 111, but hopefully there will be no players entering on SR and there'll be a few withdrawals

Joe.
May 15th, 2009, 06:45 PM
im pretty sure mara santangelo will use her SR to get in:( its a shame i cant see katie getting into the MD tbh:sobbing:

jake270392
May 15th, 2009, 06:54 PM
How far is she out?

Joe.
May 15th, 2009, 07:31 PM
im confused:p
daily mail said that the cut off was on monday.

Europe rocks
May 15th, 2009, 07:38 PM
im pretty sure mara santangelo will use her SR to get in:( its a shame i cant see katie getting into the MD tbh:sobbing:

I think Mara was in the MD with her ranking, so she wouldn't need her SR :shrug:

How far is she out?

Provided that there are no SR's, Katie is 3 out of the MD from what I can work out

jake270392
May 15th, 2009, 07:40 PM
Ok have there been any withdrawals yet.

Joe.
May 15th, 2009, 07:44 PM
3 places out so not as bad as i thought then:p

serenus_2k8
May 16th, 2009, 11:36 AM
#3 seed in qualies could be nice for her?

Dawson.
May 16th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Cut off for MD is #104 :o
Katie is 7 out :o:o

Europe rocks
May 16th, 2009, 08:24 PM
The SRs
Shaughnessy - hasn't played all year
Perebiynis - hasn't played all year
Morigami - played Fed Cup and Fes qualies (won 2-6 5-5rtd, lost 6-0 6-1)
Granville - Won 7 matches in a row at the ITF event in Redding, then lost 4 matches in a row

This SR system really does need looking at me thinks :o

serenus_2k8
May 19th, 2009, 02:56 PM
Katie has drawn French WC Mraz in the 1st round of FO Qualies :drool:

She should defend her points from last year :woohoo:

jake270392
May 19th, 2009, 03:08 PM
I think Katie has drawn a very good draw, there is no one in her bit to trouble her from qualifying, so fingers cross.

serenus_2k8
May 19th, 2009, 04:48 PM
8AM GMT 2moro on Court 6, main court for the qualies.

Joe.
May 19th, 2009, 06:42 PM
8am?:eek: thats an early star:p

serenus_2k8
May 19th, 2009, 06:58 PM
Well its 9 in Paris :p But Katie hates early starts so I was a bit worried. Mraz hasnt won a clay court match this year or the last vs a top 200 player, and only one against a top 300 player. I dont see her being an issue for Katie, especially with the kind of form she has been showing.

jake270392
May 19th, 2009, 07:44 PM
It should be a breeze, but u never know.

Europe rocks
May 19th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Katie drew a wildcard a couple of years ago and lost :tape: The early start is something which will not please Katie, but she should come through this one

serenus_2k8
May 19th, 2009, 08:59 PM
:lol: Katie is a much better player with much more momentum though now!

She will probably face Fujiwara in R2 who bagelled Schaefer this week on french clay but has only won 4 clay court matches this year and last so she really is no Nadal. Katie may suck on clay too, but I would give her the edge here considering her great year.

I think FQR will be Schuff or Rus, who will be very tough.

serenus_2k8
May 20th, 2009, 07:37 AM
Shes making light work of Mraz, 6-1 in 20 minutes to Katie :drool:

jake270392
May 20th, 2009, 07:38 AM
She should qualify with ease. Lets hope for the best.

serenus_2k8
May 20th, 2009, 07:41 AM
Tougher hold to start the 2nd, but shes 1-0 up nonetheless.

serenus_2k8
May 20th, 2009, 08:01 AM
From 4-0, Mraz broke to 15, held to love and then broke to 30.

4-3, back on serve. Katie!!

serenus_2k8
May 20th, 2009, 08:05 AM
4-4, Mraz holds to 15.

Either Katie has hurt herself, Mraz breaking has given her insane confidence or Katie is totally brainfarting this away...She needs to hold now.

jake270392
May 20th, 2009, 08:07 AM
Typical Katie

jake270392
May 20th, 2009, 08:09 AM
5-4 down

serenus_2k8
May 20th, 2009, 08:09 AM
*5-4 Mraz. What a nightmare. You do you from 6-1 4-0 and then lose 5 in a row...

Petkorazzi
May 20th, 2009, 08:10 AM
:spit: Wake up, Katie. :weirdo:

serenus_2k8
May 20th, 2009, 08:11 AM
5-5. She broke back :unsure: Please can Katie remember what her brain is for and not do the most embarassing thing ever :o

serenus_2k8
May 20th, 2009, 08:25 AM
Why is nothing ever simple with Katie. She was 2 games away from victory, only dropping 1 game...Then she clearly realised at tour level she cant be doing this well and chokes... Shes in trouble tbh...

serenus_2k8
May 20th, 2009, 08:28 AM
7-6 Mraz.

jake270392
May 20th, 2009, 09:11 AM
Katie wn 6-1 6-7 6-2, she was 4-0 up in second set and choked, its good to see that she recovered well.

serenus_2k8
May 20th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Thankfully the match was decent except for the 2nd half of the 2nd set. Congrats Katie :D Need to better next round tho..

Dawson.
May 20th, 2009, 09:19 AM
A wins a win I guess :lol: Last years points defended :D hopefully her second round won't be so stupidly early in the morning :rolleyes:

NoChokes
May 20th, 2009, 10:36 AM
Phew Katie, glad I wasn't able to watch that one. :lol:

wales1994
May 20th, 2009, 03:52 PM
Katie :D :woohoo: Glad to see you came through! And hopefully this gave her time to get hr game on track in the French capital :drool:!

serenus_2k8
May 20th, 2009, 06:58 PM
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/photos/2009-05-20/200905201242826264707.html?glryid=2009-05-20/200905201242821642703

Pic of her on the site, she looks in great shape.

Joe.
May 20th, 2009, 07:27 PM
all brits seem to have a problem with closing out matches especially anne and katie:lol:
atleast u got there in the end katie:p

Europe rocks
May 20th, 2009, 08:08 PM
Katie-choke :banana: You don't get much better than a Katie-choke! Pleased she managed to come back strongly in the final set, would have been much nicer to finish it off at 6-1 4-0 though... GL against Fujiwara :)

NoChokes
May 20th, 2009, 09:18 PM
And the photo isn't 100% tennis face, which is pretty good for a Katie action shot. :lol:

Mforensic
May 21st, 2009, 01:38 PM
Katie took first set 7-6 against Fujiwara despite being up a break early in the set. She is up a break in second set 3-0.

serenus_2k8
May 21st, 2009, 02:00 PM
Wow is this for real :eek: Awesome! Hey forensic, where u bin lately:wavey:

Alex03Maccy
May 21st, 2009, 02:05 PM
katie 5-2* 40-40

Dawson.
May 21st, 2009, 02:05 PM
7-6 (3), 6-2 :woohoo:
Well done Katie :yeah:

There was a lengthy break after the first set, which lasted around 10/15 minutes! It had me worried for a while, but it seems it didn't effect Katie's play :D

*hingis_forever*
May 21st, 2009, 02:07 PM
Katie :woohoo: Much better!

serenus_2k8
May 21st, 2009, 02:09 PM
Awesome :woohoo: FQR :eek: Thats her 2nd in a row, great considering its clay. Perhaps Anne will have inspired the other Brits!

Now she needs to beat Rus, thats gonna be really tough, but I think Rus is gonna struggle with Katies consistancy.

Mforensic
May 21st, 2009, 02:09 PM
Wow is this for real :eek: Awesome! Hey forensic, where u bin lately:wavey:

Sorry....end of the year is real busy for us teachers, not to mention being a married man does occupy my time.:p

Alex03Maccy
May 21st, 2009, 02:17 PM
i honestly believe the others are being inspired by anne. hopefully bally can follow her through.

serenus_2k8
May 21st, 2009, 02:27 PM
Sorry....end of the year is real busy for us teachers, not to mention being a married man does occupy my time.:p

You are forgiven :angel: But remember where your priorities lie! :ras: :lol: