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Grachka
Oct 26th, 2004, 04:00 PM
Maybe its about time the Yorkshire player was given her own permanent, magical thread in WTAWorld. She has risen from around 750 at the beginning of the year to her current ranking of 393, and the good news is that she's improving all the time!

Good luck Katie, maybe her form can live up to the thread title (yes I know its lame)

http://photo910.tripod.com/gkopihtm/gkopi/o3169g6.jpg

englishjenfan
Oct 26th, 2004, 05:36 PM
I think Katiue has great talent, who knows what she has in store for the WTA Tour and she has years left!
*Emily*

Caz
Oct 26th, 2004, 07:18 PM
Good luck Katie! :D

Grachka
Nov 9th, 2004, 05:34 PM
Katie is currently playing the $25K in Port Pirie, Australia in the qualies.

She beat Lauren Cheung 6-4 4-6 6-1 in the first round and rumour has it that she has beaten Katie Pinchbeck in the second round :D

Monica_Rules
Nov 16th, 2004, 10:44 PM
She qualified there but failed to qualify the next week:sad:

Shes had a great year and theres more to come i'm sure.

Grachka
Dec 14th, 2004, 09:55 PM
Katie is a good prospect. I remember seeing her in Edinburgh this year, hits decently off both sides, good serve. She struggled to make a particular impact against Elke Clijsters in the semis, who was outhitting her at times, but when she managed to dominate the points, she looked in control. Not wild.

Let's hope she keeps developing that game, if she can push Sanchez-Lorenzo to 46 46 then there is definately something there.

Monica_Rules
Dec 15th, 2004, 04:37 PM
Well shes ended the year 385ish next year she'll break the top 300

WIMBY
Dec 19th, 2004, 11:02 PM
Katie certainly has had a good year and more to come in 2005. Good luck Katie.

ae wowww
Dec 27th, 2004, 09:40 AM
I've seen Katie play in Surbiton a couple of times, and Bolton, (and Wimbledon) - was so impressed :D! Her family show great support, also..

*hingis_forever*
Jan 11th, 2005, 02:38 PM
Kaite's next tournament is Tipton $10K where she is so far the 6 seed! This is a great chance for her to make a few cheap points and even win it! After that she's in Hull $10K! I think she could well be top 300 by March!

Monica_Rules
Jan 11th, 2005, 10:25 PM
I think Katie might have a brill year this year.By just building on last year she will easily get top 300 and even higher if she goes for it.

If Mel is fit all year i think she can achieve the same.

:Rawwb:
Jan 15th, 2005, 08:31 PM
Im going to the Hull semis and i hope she is still in the tourny. this is our home town/area and she use to attend my school so it would be great tos ee her in the semis. i wish her all the best!

WIMBY
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:40 PM
Katie wins her first round match v Thomas today. Hope she and Mel play doubles. :bounce: :bounce:

WIMBY
Jan 21st, 2005, 04:25 PM
KATIE BT MEL THIS MORNING IN THE 1/4 FINAL BUT DOUBLES UP TO PLAY BORWELL/W-SMITH THIS AFTERNOON. GOOD LUCK :bounce: :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Jan 22nd, 2005, 08:53 PM
Katie is in the final as she "beat" Emily 3-2 ret. Emily turned her ankle so hopefully she's oki! Katie plays Boulykina in the final so she can definitely win her first title! Go Katie! :bounce:

WIMBY
Jan 23rd, 2005, 03:02 AM
GOOD LUCK KATIE TODAY IN BOTH SINGLES FINAL AND DOUBLES FINAL WITH MELANIE :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Jan 28th, 2005, 11:27 PM
Katie is in the semis of Hull and plays Caroline Maes. She "should" win this and would be in with HUGE chance in the final! Go Katie! :bounce:

WIMBY
Jan 30th, 2005, 12:02 AM
GOOD LUCK IN SINGLES FINAL KATIE AND TO YOU AND MELANIE IN THE DOUBLES FINAL :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

foreva lindsay
Jan 30th, 2005, 04:01 PM
Sunday, 30 January, 2005
LTA Ladies event, Hull:

Singles final:

Katie O'Brien (Gbr) bt Yulia Ustyuzhanina (Ukr) 6-4 6-2

:woohoo: :woohoo:

foreva lindsay
Jan 30th, 2005, 04:01 PM
Doubles final:

Irina Bulykina & Vasilisa Davydova (Rus) bt Katie O'Brien & Melanie South (Gbr) 4-6 6-3 7-5

:sad:

foreva lindsay
Feb 2nd, 2005, 01:55 PM
Wednesday, 2 February, 2005
LTA Women's event, Sunderland:

1st round:

Katie O'Brien (Gbr) bt Eva Hrdinova (Cze) 3-6 7-5 6-1 :D

:Rawwb:
Feb 2nd, 2005, 05:09 PM
woohoo! congrats on your main draw win katie!

foreva lindsay
Feb 3rd, 2005, 04:59 PM
LTA Women's event, Sunderland:

2nd rd:

Katie O'Brien (Gbr) bt Gaelle Widmer (Sui) 6-3 7-5 :D:D

:Rawwb:
Feb 3rd, 2005, 05:36 PM
and again....congrats! :banana:

Grachka
Feb 3rd, 2005, 09:59 PM
Katie is on fire!! (Not literally of course ;))

Great wins this week, and who knows? maybe she can beat Bally :eek: ;)

foreva lindsay
Feb 4th, 2005, 06:28 PM
LTA Women's event, Sunderland:

Quarter-finals:

Elena Baltacha (Gbr) bt Katie O'Brien (Gbr) 6-4 6-3 :) and :sad:

Grachka
Feb 5th, 2005, 06:52 AM
Katie :sad: but if she had to lose to anyone it should be Bally ;)

Good luck in Redbridge, she has a maindraw wildcard once more :)

*hingis_forever*
Feb 21st, 2005, 06:07 PM
Does anyone know Katie's upcoming schedule?

:Rawwb:
Feb 21st, 2005, 06:57 PM
Does anyone know Katie's upcoming schedule?

I was wondering that too...

WIMBY
Feb 22nd, 2005, 10:55 PM
Is on the lists of 10K Mexico and 50K US

*hingis_forever*
Feb 23rd, 2005, 01:18 AM
I hope she does decide to try her luck in the 50K in Orange, USA to see where she's at! I think it would be a good chance for a REAL breakthrough towards hopefully the top 100! ;)

*hingis_forever*
Mar 17th, 2005, 08:34 PM
Katie is in Morelia as the 3rd seed and won her first round over Claire Peterzan 63 75! She plays Neuza Silva next! She could and should make the final if not win this tournament!

:Rawwb:
Mar 17th, 2005, 09:58 PM
Neuza Silva def. (7)Katie O'Brien 7-5 2-6 7-6(3)

*hingis_forever*
Mar 17th, 2005, 10:13 PM
Neuza Silva def. (7)Katie O'Brien 7-5 2-6 7-6(3)
Guess I spoke too soon! :o

*hingis_forever*
Mar 31st, 2005, 01:19 AM
Katie qualified and won her 1st round match over Nazari Urbina in the 25K Poza Rica tournament. She will probably play Yvonne Meusberger next. She is one win away from the top 300! GO Katie! :yeah:

*hingis_forever*
Apr 3rd, 2005, 06:31 PM
Meusburger d. O'Brien 63 62 :sad:

THis week in Coatzocoalcos qualifying, Katie plays Marcela Arroyo (who she beat last week), then probably Emily. Go Katie! Keep your fantastic year going and get in the top 300! :bounce:

Monica_Rules
Apr 6th, 2005, 03:04 AM
Katie qualified beating Emily no score yet.

*hingis_forever*
Apr 6th, 2005, 03:06 AM
Katie qualified beating Emily no score yet.
It was 64 63.

*hingis_forever*
May 30th, 2005, 05:36 PM
After a few disappointing results, Katie has qualified for the Surbiton main draw where she will face a tough opponent in Yoon-Jeong Cho. You never know, though, she may pull off the upset on grass! :devil:

*hingis_forever*
May 31st, 2005, 03:38 PM
Apparantly she lost the first set 75. :sad: Although that's closer than I expected! You can comeback Katie if you just stay positive! :D

*hingis_forever*
May 31st, 2005, 06:04 PM
Katie lost but no score as of yet! :sad:

*hingis_forever*
May 31st, 2005, 06:26 PM
It was 75 62! :sad: Not a bad effort!

*hingis_forever*
Jun 3rd, 2005, 07:16 PM
Katie plays Saori Obata in Birmingham quallies. Hopefully she can pull off the upset. :D

*hingis_forever*
Jun 6th, 2005, 02:36 PM
Katie lost 63 62! :sad:

But she's in the doubles qualifying with Stephanie Foretz and they are at 3-3 against Sfar/Cohen Aloro. Go Katie and Steph! :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Jun 6th, 2005, 02:53 PM
Katie and Stephanie won the first set 64! :woohoo:

*hingis_forever*
Jun 6th, 2005, 03:24 PM
They were down 5-1 in the second but it says they won so I guess a retirement? Good job anyway! :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Jun 7th, 2005, 09:29 PM
Katie has once again been handed a maindraw WC at Wimbledon!!!! :bounce: Hopefully she can get Catalina Castano is the first round and get lots of juicy bonus points!!!!! :devil:

:Rawwb:
Jun 7th, 2005, 09:35 PM
They were down 5-1 in the second but it says they won so I guess a retirement? Good job anyway! :bounce:

The scoreboard got confused, it was doubles qualifying which they lost 7-9. I am guessing they went up 6-4, then oponents won 5 games etc to make it to 9

*hingis_forever*
Jun 16th, 2005, 04:15 PM
LOL!

Katie O'brien vs. Kim Clijsters in Wimbledon first round!!! :scared:
Don't get double bagelled Katie! :sad:

*hingis_forever*
Jun 20th, 2005, 05:33 PM
She lost the first 62 but it's 11 in the second set and she's making CLijsters play! She's done well! :D

foreva lindsay
Jun 20th, 2005, 05:43 PM
i am EXTREMLEY expressed by her (and a new fan :D)

foreva lindsay
Jun 20th, 2005, 05:44 PM
damn i jinxed her 15-40 :sad:

foreva lindsay
Jun 20th, 2005, 05:45 PM
:sobbing: 2-4*

*hingis_forever*
Jun 20th, 2005, 06:37 PM
Katie last 62 63 but Clijsters very well! Some people even said she had definite top 10 potential! :D

Grachka
Jun 20th, 2005, 09:30 PM
Top 10!? :eek: :unsure: ;)

but a great performance nonetheless! :yeah: She has the basics down, so she just has to believe that she is better than grinding it around the challenger circuit. I would be happy never to watch her playing the Edinburgh $10K if it meant she was out there realising her potential on the WTA Tour. She certainly can do it, she just needs the experience, and the consistency to beat these players :)

Live up to the thread name Katie! :bounce:

foreva lindsay
Jun 20th, 2005, 10:20 PM
great performance....she showed her potential :D

*hingis_forever*
Jun 21st, 2005, 12:29 AM
Top 10!? :eek: :unsure: ;)

but a great performance nonetheless! :yeah: She has the basics down, so she just has to believe that she is better than grinding it around the challenger circuit. I would be happy never to watch her playing the Edinburgh $10K if it meant she was out there realising her potential on the WTA Tour. She certainly can do it, she just needs the experience, and the consistency to beat these players :)

Live up to the thread name Katie! :bounce:
I meant top 100! :p Although top 10 would be nice! ;)

*hingis_forever*
Jul 4th, 2005, 10:49 PM
Katie got a WC into Felixstowe $25K where she is seeded 8 and plays a qualifier and will likely play Holly Bagshaw in the second round! Hopefully she can get a couple wins and get back on the right track! Go Katie! :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Jul 7th, 2005, 01:57 PM
Well, suddenly Katie's draw is looking a little difficult. She has to play Rebecca Llewellyn in the first round! :( Not only do I like them both, but Katie needs the points and has a very tough opponent! May the better Brit win! :p

*hingis_forever*
Jul 10th, 2005, 06:00 AM
Katie will now finally break the top 300 after making her first $25K semifinal at Felixstowe beating:
Llewellyn 63 63
Bagshaw in straights (can't think of the score)
Worhle sp?
lost to Gajdosova 64 64

Great week! :bounce:

mlq1986
Jul 18th, 2005, 02:16 AM
go katie in 25k this week hope you win a few matches pity you wont get in USO qualies

*hingis_forever*
Jul 19th, 2005, 04:40 PM
Katie plays Napaporn Tongsalee in the $25K Hammond first round. Tongsalee is in a bit of a slump so a great chance for Katie, who would then probably play Sarah Borwell! Go Katie! :bounce:

foreva lindsay
Jul 20th, 2005, 02:19 PM
go katie :D

*hingis_forever*
Jul 21st, 2005, 01:01 AM
Katie beat Tongsalee 60 76(3) :bounce:

That's a good win and she plays Borwell next. Should be a fun match! :D

*hingis_forever*
Jul 22nd, 2005, 05:53 AM
Katie won 64 26 61 :bounce: :D
She play Anda Perianu next!

Stingray
Jul 22nd, 2005, 02:53 PM
Katie's really making progress this year. Definite top 200 maybe top 100 in future

*hingis_forever*
Jul 23rd, 2005, 04:37 PM
Perianu d. O'brien 62 16 64 :sad:
Oh well! This Perianu is obviously better than her ranking so not that bad. Katie should just look on to next week and try get another 8+ points. Go Katie! :D

Monica_Rules
Jul 23rd, 2005, 10:54 PM
Another good week for Katie. If she can keep up winning matches at this level and 50k's she'll be top 200 soon.

Hopefully her first 25k title is just round the corner.

*hingis_forever*
Jul 24th, 2005, 04:55 PM
Katie is the number 1 seed in $50K Lexington qualifying. Here is her draw:

O'brien(1)
Foster(WC)
Namigata
Dominikovic
Dittmann
Elie
Heinser(WC)
Krivencheva(7)

She currently leads Foster 63 12! :D
Go Katie! She should qualify and get the extra points!

*hingis_forever*
Jul 24th, 2005, 05:03 PM
Katie won 63 62! :bounce:

:Rawwb:
Jul 24th, 2005, 05:06 PM
Yey :D Well done KAtie

foreva lindsay
Jul 24th, 2005, 05:30 PM
:D well done :D

*hingis_forever*
Jul 25th, 2005, 06:39 PM
Namigata d. O'brien 63 64 :o :rolleyes:
Hope it's just a bad day for Katie and she doesn't get too disheartened by the loss.

*hingis_forever*
Aug 2nd, 2005, 05:43 PM
Katie plays qualifier Katarina Zoricic in the $25K Vancouver first round. If she wins that, she will play the winner of Monique Adamczak and Jessica Nugyen. Go Katie! :bounce: :woohoo:

*hingis_forever*
Aug 4th, 2005, 03:51 AM
Katie won 61 63 and plays Nguyen in the second round. Go Katie! :woohoo:

WIMBY
Aug 4th, 2005, 08:24 AM
Good Luck Katie :)

Monica_Rules
Aug 4th, 2005, 10:56 PM
Go Katie:)

*hingis_forever*
Aug 5th, 2005, 03:46 AM
Katie won 64 62 and plays Tiffany Eklov in the quarterfinal. Good win Katie! :woohoo:

:Rawwb:
Aug 5th, 2005, 10:06 AM
great week katie, keep it up

ae wowww
Aug 6th, 2005, 09:19 PM
:eek: Don't know why no pics as of late?? Considering Katie's body, it is a surprise to me :D ;)

jamatthews
Aug 8th, 2005, 05:53 PM
Katie lost to Tiffany 6-1 3-6 6-1

Still I think reaching the QF should continue her steady climb up the rankings...

jamatthews
Aug 8th, 2005, 05:59 PM
She's also playing the 25K in Helsinki along with Sarah Borwell and Rebecca Llewellyn from 15th-21st August

jamatthews
Aug 15th, 2005, 10:03 AM
Now that her Vancouver points have been added she's only 0.5 points behind Amanda Janes and the British #3 spot...a good performance at Helsinki will clinch it...

*hingis_forever*
Aug 15th, 2005, 01:56 PM
Katie has started a steady climb since Wimbledon! Good to see! :)

Monica_Rules
Aug 15th, 2005, 07:05 PM
Career high now at 276 is it?

Hope she can end the year top 250. Higher would be great!

*hingis_forever*
Aug 15th, 2005, 08:55 PM
Katie is the number 3 seed at the $25K in Helsinki and takes on a qualifier in the first round followed by either a WC or another qualifier. In the quarters she would most likely face Valentina Sassi and in the semis probably Nina Bratchikova. I really like her chances to make the final here! :D

jamatthews
Aug 15th, 2005, 08:58 PM
Career high now at 276 is it?

Hope she can end the year top 250. Higher would be great!

273 she is this week...

I'm hoping for around 220 by the end of the year...that should be enough for Australian Open Qualifying shouldn't it? By my calculations she should need about 65 points from the rest of the year (since she's defending 25 points), which is certainly possible, especially if she can take it a step further in the 25K challengers...

*hingis_forever*
Aug 17th, 2005, 05:19 PM
Katie beat Debbrich Feys 36 63 64 in the first round and faces Irina Kuzmina next! Go Katie! :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Aug 18th, 2005, 02:54 PM
Katie lost to Kuzmina 62 64! :( :sad:

jamatthews
Aug 18th, 2005, 03:01 PM
How quickly things change...just a few days ago it was Katie who was my big British hope for 2006, now it's back to Bally again...

Grachka
Aug 29th, 2005, 09:37 AM
Our big hope at the moment could be Ipek Senoglu :o

Monica_Rules
Aug 29th, 2005, 05:43 PM
Give Katie a chance! She will progress. I'm confident that by next years US open she'll be top 200 for sure. Sooner than that probably. French open.

I think AUS open may be a little too soon but she should aim for that.

WIMBY
Sep 4th, 2005, 09:25 PM
Good luck in Spain Katie. :wavey:

*hingis_forever*
Sep 5th, 2005, 10:10 PM
Katie is in Madrid $25K and plays WC Beatriz Garcia in the first round. If she wins that, she will probably play Simona Matei and in the qf play Olga Blahotova. Go Katie! Get in the top 250! :woohoo:

*hingis_forever*
Sep 6th, 2005, 11:12 PM
Katie won her first round match 62 62 and plays Sara del Barrio in the second round. Go Katie! :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Sep 8th, 2005, 10:13 PM
Katie won 64 61 and plays Olga Blahotova in the quarterfinals! Go Katie! :bounce:

*hingis_forever*
Sep 10th, 2005, 02:56 PM
Katie lost 61 36 64! :sad:

jamatthews
Sep 10th, 2005, 07:10 PM
:sad: She's got a great shot at getting her first 25K at Glasgow though, the lineup is slumptastic...

Monica_Rules
Sep 12th, 2005, 05:08 PM
I feel her big breakthrough is just around the corner. Shes only 19 and is having similar results to what Anne and Bally were getting at that age.

One good tournament could see her end the year close to the top 200 and hopefully playing the AUS open quallies 2006.

WIMBY
Sep 15th, 2005, 03:33 PM
Good luck Katie :wavey:

*hingis_forever*
Sep 22nd, 2005, 01:07 AM
Katie is seeded 6 at Glasgow $25K and won her first round match over Gabriela Velasco Andreu 76 60. She plays qualifier Elisa Balsamo next. She has a decent draw so hopefully she can take advantage of it! Go Katie! :D

:Rawwb:
Sep 23rd, 2005, 05:11 PM
BRILLIANT NEWS!

Katie O'Brien has entered one of her first WTA Tour Main Draw Qualifying tournaments at the Tier II in Luxembourg!!!! Wish her the best of luck!!

jamatthews
Sep 23rd, 2005, 07:44 PM
Good draw too, her first match is against the #360 in the world...Andrea Petkovic...

*hingis_forever*
Sep 23rd, 2005, 09:57 PM
Good choice from Katie! Hope she advantage of this opportunity! :D

jamatthews
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:50 PM
Katie's match is up next...Good Luck Katie...

jamatthews
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:19 PM
Katie's lost the 1st set 6-3... :sad:

jamatthews
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:55 PM
Katie takes the 2nd set 6-4 :worship: :bounce:

jamatthews
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:37 PM
Katie wins 3-6 6-4 6-2 :bounce:

It gets alot tougher now though...

*hingis_forever*
Sep 24th, 2005, 06:32 PM
Great win Katie! :bounce: This may just be her breakthrough! ;)

jamatthews
Sep 24th, 2005, 07:53 PM
Katie will be the final singles match on Centre Court tomorrow...

Sweep
Sep 24th, 2005, 08:31 PM
Katie will be the final singles match on Centre Court tomorrow...

I would love her to qualify for this tournament. To get into a tournament with the likes of Clijsters, Hantuchova, Petrova et al would give her a huge confidence boost.
Good luck Katie! :)

*hingis_forever*
Sep 25th, 2005, 03:23 PM
Katie plays Denisa Chladkova next who has been in a slump this year! These are the kind of matches Katie needs to be winning to take the next step! :)

jamatthews
Sep 25th, 2005, 03:52 PM
Katie will probably start in about 15 minutes I'd guess...

jamatthews
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:16 PM
Katie lost 6-3 6-2 :sad:

Good try Katie...

*hingis_forever*
Sep 25th, 2005, 05:18 PM
Katie :sad:
At least you had guts to play a tier II qualifying! Your breakthrough will come soon! :D

jamatthews
Sep 27th, 2005, 06:38 PM
Next Week: Bolton 25K
10th Oct: Lagos 25K
17th Oct: Lagos 25K

jamatthews
Oct 11th, 2005, 04:25 PM
Bolton, she reached another QF...

She's the #2 seed at Lagos 1...

24th Oct: 25K Istanbul
31st Oct: 50k Busan (4th in qualifying)

I suspect she'll make the main draw of Busan by then...

David Barker
Nov 23rd, 2005, 10:27 AM
GOOD LUCK IN THE ABERDEEN CUP THIS SATURDAY! I SEE KATIE WILL PLAY ELENA BALTACHA IN SINGLES, THEN A MIXED WITH RUSEDSKI vs MURRAY AND BALTACHA.
SHOULD BE FUN! ON SKY SPORTS TOO! :) :)

jamatthews
Nov 23rd, 2005, 01:16 PM
I think she's playing mixed with Sherwood isn't she? (And Bally's playing with Andy's brother)...

David Barker
Nov 23rd, 2005, 10:18 PM
Really - how dull! Thks 4 info though.

Europe rocks
Nov 25th, 2005, 08:34 PM
I can't wait for the Aberdeen Cup! Hopefully it will be a good match between Katie and Bally. Then we will see who the future British #1 will be :p

:Rawwb:
Nov 25th, 2005, 08:35 PM
When can we see the aberdeen cup? will it be on biritsh tv?

Grachka
Nov 26th, 2005, 10:45 AM
When can we see the aberdeen cup? will it be on biritsh tv?
It starts tonight at 5pm on Sky Sports 2.

:Rawwb:
Nov 26th, 2005, 10:52 AM
It starts tonight at 5pm on Sky Sports 2.
Great! DO you think they will arse kiss andrew murray as per bloody usual? and not show katie and baly?

ae wowww
Nov 26th, 2005, 12:05 PM
I hope we see every last bit of Katie on Sky Sports 2 :drool:

Grachka
Nov 26th, 2005, 01:51 PM
Great! DO you think they will arse kiss andrew murray as per bloody usual? and not show katie and baly?
It goes on for 5 hours I think, so if they don't show all the matches, I don't know what they're going to show ;)

Good luck to Bally! :p

Europe rocks
Nov 26th, 2005, 08:07 PM
The media are making so much fuss about Andy Murray, but they never say anything about our girls. Katie has done well this year, but nobody seems to care. Everybody outside the tennis world seems to think Tim, Greg and Andy are all in the top 10, but they are nowhere near! Our girls have been making steady progress however, which should pay off in the long run. On the BBC they shew a graph saying Murray had risen from 400 to 65 (in the seniors) and Jade Curtis hasn't risen as far (also in the seniors). Jade only gained a senior ranking a few weeks ago, so how can that be true! :tape:

WIMBY
Dec 4th, 2005, 09:37 PM
Katie will do well in 2006 :)

David Barker
Dec 6th, 2005, 08:39 AM
I hope so too! :)

WIMBY
Feb 3rd, 2006, 08:58 PM
Katie & Mel in Semi Final :) :cool:

Monica_Rules
Feb 4th, 2006, 11:51 AM
Not the best start to 2006 so far but she seemes to be improving. Hopefully she can have a big tournament at Sunderland next week.

WIMBY
Feb 9th, 2006, 05:44 PM
Good day for Katie wins in singles and doubles. :)

*hingis_forever*
Feb 9th, 2006, 06:24 PM
Good job Katie! Good luck against Andrea Hlavackova.

*hingis_forever*
Feb 11th, 2006, 03:25 AM
Katie beat Hlavackova 63 63! Great win Katie! Now good luck against Anne! Hope it's a great match! :D

WIMBY
Feb 26th, 2006, 01:03 PM
Katie d Andlovic 6-2 6-2 :)

jamatthews
Feb 26th, 2006, 01:07 PM
Katie d Andlovic 6-2 6-2 :)

Where is she playing? :confused:

WIMBY
Feb 26th, 2006, 01:49 PM
Mel & Katies's Schedule: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura

*hingis_forever*
Feb 26th, 2006, 05:26 PM
Good win Katie! Good luck against Aurelie Vedy! :D

WIMBY
Feb 26th, 2006, 10:16 PM
Qual R2:
Katie bt Aurelie Vedy 6-4 6-2 :)

Final Round:
Katie vs Yulia Fedossova (7)
Mel (14) vs Aniko Kapros (2)

*hingis_forever*
Feb 26th, 2006, 10:32 PM
Good win Katie! Tough match next against Fedossova but you can definitely win it! :D

WIMBY
Apr 6th, 2006, 11:15 PM
(8)Margit Ruutel (EST) def. Katie O'Brien (GBR) 60 63 :sad:

naughty_sprite
Apr 9th, 2006, 01:14 AM
Maybe its about time the Yorkshire player was given her own permanent, magical thread in WTAWorld. She has risen from around 750 at the beginning of the year to her current ranking of 393, and the good news is that she's improving all the time!

Good luck Katie, maybe her form can live up to the thread title (yes I know its lame)

http://photo910.tripod.com/gkopihtm/gkopi/o3169g6.jpg

shes cool, and shes from YORKSHIRE!!! :P

WIMBY
May 2nd, 2006, 12:54 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE :aparty:

WIMBY
Jun 5th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Melanie and Katie defeated the 4th seeds ranked 324 places higher than them 7-6(2) 6-3 :worship: :worship:

*hingis_forever*
Jun 6th, 2006, 12:16 AM
Good win Katie and Mel! Good luck in singles Katie! Great chance for points! :D

WIMBY
Jun 25th, 2006, 09:18 PM
Good luck at Wimbledon tomorrow Katie :)

*hingis_forever*
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:38 PM
Katie lost in the first round to Garbin 26 76 62 after leading 31 in the second set! :sad:

ae wowww
Jun 27th, 2006, 03:08 PM
:eek: I thought Katie had it, from what I saw she was playing so well :D And looked great!

SarahGetsWet
Jun 28th, 2006, 12:41 PM
I think she did well for her 3 time pity that her opponent got into the game so well in the seond set.

Hope we see a lot more of her!

South Yorks Fan
Jun 28th, 2006, 10:47 PM
Well played Katie, you so nearly won it. It was still a brilliant performance.

South Yorks Fan
Oct 1st, 2006, 10:52 PM
:bounce: :banana: Well Done Katie ! :banana: :bounce:

Congratulations on Winning your 1st ITF $25K Tournament:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

*hingis_forever*
Dec 29th, 2006, 04:44 AM
Katie is in the Auckland tier IV qualifying draw and faces #8 seed Mathilde Johansson in the first round. I dont know what to think of this match-up but I suppose it will be tough. Just go out there and pummel her Katie! :D

Europe rocks
Dec 29th, 2006, 09:56 PM
The worst draw out of our 3 girls :sad: :mad: If she can get through this match it will be good, considering Mathilde won a couple of ITF events at the end of last year

Monica_Rules
Dec 29th, 2006, 10:47 PM
Tough draw but if Katie want ot make the nest level this is a match she needs to win.

Good luck Katie

jazar
Dec 30th, 2006, 09:36 PM
johansson won 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 i think. a loss but a good performance and she had the toughest draw

Europe rocks
Dec 30th, 2006, 10:55 PM
At least Katie managed to make it to three sets :) Shame that she lost that match though, it would have been great for her confidence

*hingis_forever*
Jan 11th, 2007, 02:35 PM
Katie won her first round qualifying match at the Australian Open 36 62 87 ret. against Yan Chong Chen! Great win for Katie! :bounce:

Europe rocks
Jan 12th, 2007, 09:58 PM
Shame she missed a match point at 5-4, but she did save one at 5-6 and a win is a win :)

Pavlyuchenkova d. O'Brien 76 62 :sad: End of the road here for Katie, but still valuable experience

Europe rocks
Feb 6th, 2007, 10:19 PM
According to Eggy's calculations, Katie should be the new British number 2 next week :)

Monica_Rules
Feb 7th, 2007, 12:57 AM
And finally get a ranking in the 170's :)

*hingis_forever*
Feb 7th, 2007, 11:15 PM
Katie beat Jane O'donoghue 76 61 in the Tipton $25K first round and faces Ana Vrljic in the next round. Go Katie! :D

Monica_Rules
Feb 8th, 2007, 10:57 AM
Go Katie:)

*hingis_forever*
Feb 8th, 2007, 10:02 PM
Katie beat Vrljic in straight sets and plays Elise Tamaela in the q/f. Tamaela will be really tough as she won last week but Katie can do it! :D

Europe rocks
Feb 8th, 2007, 10:13 PM
Keep on going Katie :kiss: Hopefully Elise will be a bit tired and if she isn't maybe I should go to Tipton and give Katie a helping hand ;)

Monica_Rules
Feb 9th, 2007, 12:41 PM
Keep going Katie:)

Europe rocks
Feb 9th, 2007, 09:36 PM
Tamaela bt O'Brien 62 62
Tamaela/Kilsdonk bt O'Brien/Ruutel 16 64 64 (or something like that)

:mad: :sad: :sobbing:

Monica_Rules
Feb 10th, 2007, 01:46 AM
Elise did the double on her:sad:

Not a bad start to the year for Katie but nothing spectacular so far, just steady progress.

*hingis_forever*
Feb 10th, 2007, 03:35 AM
I think out of our top 3 players this year, Katie's has been the most consistent and impressive results so far! To bad she couldn't cope with the in form Tamaela but it was always going to be tough!

jamatthews
Feb 10th, 2007, 07:35 AM
2 Top 200 wins (she only had 3 before this year), both fightbacks, both outside the UK, 1 in a slam and on a less familiar surface.

Europe rocks
Feb 10th, 2007, 09:59 PM
All good signs :) I just hope that she can start to develop some major weapons in her game. She plays solidly, but not too spectacular. Her forehand could become big if she works on it and her slice backhand could also be pretty effective

David Barker
Feb 12th, 2007, 08:40 AM
I agree - last time I saw her was at Eastbourne last June vs Cara Black. She got hammered, mainly because she has no weapons - they could develop though.......:)

Europe rocks
Feb 12th, 2007, 09:43 PM
Especially her general consistency - she can hit many unforced errors. If she keeps them down then she could keep moving up the ranks

Monica_Rules
Feb 13th, 2007, 12:15 AM
I remember watching Katie against Clijsters in wimbo and her forehand down the line seemed her best shot then. If shes to get much further she will have improve a bit in every department. Cutting down errors would be the best start.

Europe rocks
Feb 15th, 2007, 12:00 AM
Saguenay $50,000

(5) Katie O'Brien def. (WC) Pantic 6-4 6-1 :banana:

Monica_Rules
Feb 15th, 2007, 02:25 PM
Keep going Katie:)

Europe rocks
Feb 15th, 2007, 09:40 PM
Brenda Schultz-McCarthy next :scared:

Europe rocks
Feb 15th, 2007, 10:01 PM
Brenda Schultz-McCarty def (5) Katie O'Brien

:sad:

No score yet

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 27th, 2007, 07:18 AM
Las Vegas $75,000 Qualifying
Katie O'Brien Def. Diana Opspina 6-2 6-1
Sandra Zahlavova Def. Katie O'Brien 6-3 4-6 6-2

Doubles Main Draw
K.O'Brien/S.Arvidsson Play M.Ani/A.Brianti

Katie has a good doubles partner and should get some point towards her ranking in doubles :)

Mforensic
Feb 27th, 2007, 10:43 AM
Well at least she won a round.

Europe rocks
Feb 28th, 2007, 10:09 PM
M.Ani/A.Brianti def. K.O'Brien/S.Arvidsson 6-3 6-0

:o

Monica_Rules
Mar 1st, 2007, 01:47 AM
Katie:sad:

She has got almost nothing to defenc untill august excpet for a 50k semi in May so hopefully she can move up the ranks soon and get into the top 150 after the grass court season

WIMBY
Apr 30th, 2007, 12:50 PM
Katie and Melanie team up for doubles in Gifu :bounce: :bounce:

Katie is 21 on 2nd May :aparty:

WIMBY
May 2nd, 2007, 12:45 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE :aparty: :bdaycake: :aparty: :bdaycake: :aparty: :bdaycake: :aparty:

*hingis_forever*
May 2nd, 2007, 03:10 PM
Katie won her first round match at the $50K Gifu against Shiho Akita 61 76! :D I can't remember who she plays next though! :o

WIMBY
May 3rd, 2007, 10:41 AM
Katie won her second round. :)

Katie/Mel won their doubles match :bounce: :bounce:

Mforensic
May 3rd, 2007, 10:55 AM
Go Katie!!!!!

WIMBY
May 3rd, 2007, 02:37 PM
Katie may be new GB no 1 :)

Mforensic
May 4th, 2007, 10:01 AM
She is!

johnoo
May 5th, 2007, 03:17 PM
this was a requested match by stefi62 to be uploaded by me.
Katie O'brien v Garbin Wimbledon 2006
so I thought I would share the links with you to incase anyone wanted it.
http://rapidshare.com/files/29588346/O_brien_v_Garbin_Wimbledon_2006_warmup.avi
1st set
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZJT6F6CF
2nd and 3rd to come.

WIMBY
May 8th, 2007, 02:50 PM
Katie/Mel team up again at 50K Fukuoka :) :)

Katie GB 1 in singles & doubles

IMPOSSIBLE
May 8th, 2007, 07:11 PM
Katie may rise much further now

jamatthews
May 8th, 2007, 07:27 PM
Katie may rise much further now

Not unless she defends her Fukoka points from last year (which seems unlikely).

Monica_Rules
May 8th, 2007, 09:50 PM
Well shes won one match, and she should get to the QF. Match vs Chan will be tough

Well Done on being british #1

WIMBY
May 9th, 2007, 10:50 AM
Katie/Mel won first round doubles :bounce: :bounce:

jamatthews
May 9th, 2007, 09:34 PM
this was a requested match by stefi62 to be uploaded by me.
Katie O'brien v Garbin Wimbledon 2006
so I thought I would share the links with you to incase anyone wanted it.
http://rapidshare.com/files/29588346/O_brien_v_Garbin_Wimbledon_2006_warmup.avi
1st set
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZJT6F6CF
2nd and 3rd to come.

Thank you...:worship:

IMPOSSIBLE
May 10th, 2007, 07:55 AM
Katie :) Now Beat Chan :cool:

Monica_Rules
May 10th, 2007, 12:22 PM
That was close. Hope she just goes out and gives Chan a match.

*hingis_forever*
May 10th, 2007, 02:38 PM
Chan has to be a little tired so hopefully Katie can take full advantage! :D

Farina Elia Fan
May 23rd, 2007, 12:00 PM
Katie had a winnable first round at the French Open qualifying but lost to Haring 4-6 6-3 6-3 - with 11 DFs :sad:

Farina Elia Fan
Jun 17th, 2007, 01:00 AM
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k53/wimbledontom/Wimbledon/IMG_1050.jpg

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k53/wimbledontom/Wimbledon/IMG_1051.jpg

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k53/wimbledontom/Wimbledon/IMG_1052.jpg

Mforensic
Jun 17th, 2007, 06:38 PM
One more match and Katie will be in the MD at Eastbourne!!! Good luck Katie!!!

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 17th, 2007, 09:07 PM
Eastbourne Photo

http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/2306/katieobrien224or8.jpg

Playballk
Jun 18th, 2007, 03:59 PM
Katie just beat Jill Craybas 7-6(7-4), 2-6, 6-2. She has qualified for Eastbourne.:bounce: :D

VSandhi
Jun 18th, 2007, 05:54 PM
Katie plays Bardina, another winnable match. looking at previous posts and checking the stats, her serve is her weakness so she needs that to be her strongest weapon tomorrow. Cavaday beat Bardina last week at the DFS Classic so Katie should be able to the same, can she her third top 100 opponent in a row?

Mforensic
Jun 18th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Katie just beat Jill Craybas 7-6(7-4), 2-6, 6-2. She has qualified for Eastbourne.:bounce: :D

That is so awesome!!!! The Brits are on fire!!!!!:bounce:

WIMBY
Jun 18th, 2007, 11:54 PM
They sure are. :)

Monica_Rules
Jun 19th, 2007, 01:53 AM
Katie:) Great week so far but it can only get better. She can beat Bardina if she just plays her game.

Playballk
Jun 19th, 2007, 05:42 PM
Katie won her match against Vasilisa Bardina 7-5, 6-3.:D :bounce:
She now faces #4 seed Elena Dementieva in the 2nd round.

Mforensic
Jun 20th, 2007, 02:06 AM
Congrats to Katie as she will be Englands new #1 next week!

Playballk
Jun 20th, 2007, 07:41 PM
Katie lost today to Elena Dementieva 6-3, 6-4.:sad: With Mel South's loss to Marion Bartoli, Katie retakes the British No. 1.

Slutiana
Jun 20th, 2007, 09:18 PM
she did well today:yeah:

SarahGetsWet
Jun 26th, 2007, 05:27 PM
Superb result for her today - she seems to be improving steadily!

Mforensic
Jun 27th, 2007, 03:52 PM
So if she lost today....her ranking moves to around 120......That's awesome!!!!

Monica_Rules
Jun 27th, 2007, 04:50 PM
Hope she can keep going. Its gonna be tough though.

Great ranking jump. Between now and the US open her only major points are a runner-up in a 25k, so a decent US hardcourt season could see her keep climbing.

Europe rocks
Jul 23rd, 2007, 10:22 PM
Congrats to Katie for being British number one and having played less than 30 events over the last 52 weeks :eek: :worship:

Mforensic
Jul 23rd, 2007, 11:20 PM
Yes......And if these events in Spain payoff....she should be close to inside the top 100!

WIMBY
Jul 23rd, 2007, 11:55 PM
Katie is not in Spain, she is playing Vancouver next.

Mforensic
Jul 24th, 2007, 12:36 PM
Sorry got her scehule confused with Mel's

Mforensic
Aug 5th, 2007, 10:34 PM
Katie lost luv and one to Osterloh in the first round of JPMorgan qualies.....sad really......

*hingis_forever*
Aug 5th, 2007, 10:39 PM
Katie lost luv and one to Osterloh in the first round of JPMorgan qualies.....sad really......
There must of been something up with her. I mean in her first two service games she hit 6 double faults! Even Dementieva wouldn't do that! :sad:

Europe rocks
Aug 6th, 2007, 10:20 PM
Katie really needs to sort out her serve. If she can sort it out, then there is no reason why she could reach the top 100. Unfortunately if it doesn't improve I don't see her getting to the top 100 without having flawless groundies, movement etc. :sad:

Mforensic
Aug 10th, 2007, 12:53 PM
Waiting to see if Anne and katie make Rogers Cup qualies. Katie was 5th alt and Anne was 12th alt last time I checked. If they can make it and get a win or two, it would be great.

WIMBY
Aug 11th, 2007, 05:01 PM
Katie lost 4-6 0-6 :sad:

Europe rocks
Aug 12th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Terrible result. Game point for 5-3 and then it all went to pieces :o Hopefully by the time it comes to the US Open qualies she can keep it together

Mforensic
Aug 23rd, 2007, 10:05 PM
Katie lost in the first round of US Open qualies in 3 sets despite being seeded 28th.

Slutiana
Aug 24th, 2007, 12:31 AM
"the hard work starts after wimbledon"

shes now 1-4 since wimbledon.

and anne who had a (lets face it) terrible grass court season is 10-3

she needs to fix that serve of her's and also her conditioning/movement/fitness. I liked her until she started talking about the other girls in GB who are unfit and not trying hard enough and so on because tbh, she's one of the unfit ones. Shes a good talent though and needs to get into shape and strengthen some of the big weaknesses before she can even think about top 100. Good luck to her

Europe rocks
Aug 25th, 2007, 09:49 PM
Is it just me, or does she really seem to struggle against Chinese/Japanese players? Looking back at some of her results in Gifu and Fukuoka this year and Chongqing, Chengdu and Changsa last year, she made some matches much tougher than she should have and lost some she shouldn't. And aren't these girls very consistant at getting the ball back? Not only does she need to work on her serve and fitness, but she also really needs to play consistant tennis, even if it is just getting the ball back in court. She has the ability to do it. Maybe she is just plateauing out at this level for a bit before the next break through :) Lots of points to defend now, Madrid final, Nottingham title :scared:

Europe rocks
Sep 17th, 2007, 09:30 PM
Katie starts winning again :D

Portoroz Tier IV qualifying:
QR1 bt Gerards 7-5 6-3 :D
QR2 bt Vajdova 6-3 4-6 7-5 :scared:
QQ lost to Vrljic 3-6 4-6 :tears:

Doubles (w/Kachlikova)
R1 bt Matic/Prisland 6-2 7-5 :kiss:

I guess all we can do here is look at the positivies, which is that she is winning again, albeit not in convincing fashion. We saw how much Mel's confidence was boosted when she finally got a few wins after that awful losing streak earlier this year. Come on Katie :D

Farina Elia Fan
Sep 17th, 2007, 10:58 PM
apparently she had her rackets stolen and had to use someone elses :eek:

IMPOSSIBLE
Sep 24th, 2007, 10:26 PM
$25,000 Nottingham
M1: Katie O'Brien Vs Johanna Larsson

Mforensic
Sep 28th, 2007, 10:58 AM
Katie is into the main draw at Tashkent!

Mforensic
Sep 30th, 2007, 11:20 PM
Katie plays Julia Shruff in the first round tomorrow.

Europe rocks
Oct 1st, 2007, 10:09 PM
Best of luck against Julia in Tashkent Katie :) Also playing with Akgul Amanmuradova in the doubles. Hopefully the home crowd will give Katie more support ;)

Pdm1987
Oct 2nd, 2007, 09:54 AM
Katie won :D

WIMBY
Oct 2nd, 2007, 04:07 PM
:yeah:

Mforensic
Oct 2nd, 2007, 08:31 PM
Great win for her!!! This is gonna be big confidence booster!

Europe rocks
Oct 2nd, 2007, 09:39 PM
Apparently she came back from 3-6 0-3 down :D Even better for her. Plus she scored a win in the doubles with Akgul as well

Europe rocks
Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:49 PM
Into the doubles semifinals :D

Amanmuradova/O'Brien def. Brianti/Schruff 4-1 (Schruff retired)

Now against Anastasiya Yakimova, who upset the 8th seed Rodionova 6-3 6-0 :eek: Katie has a decent chance I think, as Yakimova seems to be much more of a claycourter

Mforensic
Oct 4th, 2007, 09:29 AM
Fingers are crossed.

WIMBY
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:51 AM
:)

Mforensic
Oct 4th, 2007, 07:49 PM
Katie defeated yakimova 6-3, 7-6 in the second round at Tashkent. She faces 3rd seed Govortsova in the quarters!

Europe rocks
Oct 4th, 2007, 09:22 PM
Great result for Katie, especially considering Anastasiya has been top 100. However, all these points seem to be coming at a period when she had lots to defend, so her ranking doesn't look like it will change too much :sad:

Wintermute
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:14 PM
O'Brien makes first quarter-final

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44157000/jpg/_44157760_obrien203.jpg
O'Brien's WTA ranking of 145 will be boosted by her success

Britain's Katie O'Brien reached her first WTA Tour quarter-final with a win over second seed Anastasiya Yakimova at the Tashkent Open in Uzbekistan.

The British number two, ranked 145 in the world, booked her place in the last eight with a 6-3, 7-6 victory. O'Brien, 22, had game points in 11 of the first 12 games and dominated the tie-break in the second set after ten consecutive breaks of serve.

She said: "It was a tough match but I was pleased with my performance. I'm treating every win here as a bonus, as I didn't expect to make the main draw," she added.

"In fact, I'm lucky to be here as I had real problems getting a flight out here. In the end, I flew business class, so maybe I should consider travelling this way more often!"

O'Brien has also made the semi-finals in the doubles events and will play both matches on Friday.

BBC Sport (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/7029056.stm)

Mforensic
Oct 5th, 2007, 01:53 PM
Katie lost in quarters 6-3, 6-2. But what a great run for her!

Europe rocks
Nov 21st, 2007, 09:18 PM
Katie has been pretty productive since then, reaching the final in Glasgow, semifinal in Istanbul and last week in Nuriootpa :)
Mount Gambier round 1
(1) Katie O'Brien def. I-Hsuan Hwang 4-6 6-2 7-6 (7-2)

Big well done seeing as in Port Pirie Katie lost to her 7-5 in the third :D

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 22nd, 2007, 10:38 PM
$25,000 Mount Gambier

Singles
R32: Katie O'Brien Bt I-Hsuan Hwang 4-6 6-2 7-6(2)
R16: Katie O'Brien Bt Aleksandra Srndovic 7-6(0) 6-2
R08: Katie O'Brien Vs Yurika Sema

Doubles
R16: O'Brien/South Lost To Curtis/Rodionova 4-6 3-6

Europe rocks
Jan 30th, 2008, 06:10 PM
Katie's thread hasn't been updated this year :o

After narrowly missing out on the Aussie Open, Katie is now ranked #94 on the Sony Ericsson Race :D

jamatthews
Feb 2nd, 2008, 09:46 PM
Some old pictures from Tashkent last year:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/jamatthews/KatieTashkentPressConference.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/jamatthews/KatieTashkentPressConference2.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/jamatthews/KatieTashkent1.jpg

Europe rocks
Feb 2nd, 2008, 10:06 PM
Thanks for the pics :yeah:

Europe rocks
Feb 9th, 2008, 08:48 PM
Katie reached the QF of the Midland Challenger before going down 6-1 3-6 1-6 to 2nd seed Granville :sad: At least she made a better match of it than when she was playing against similar standard players (Osterloh, Camerin) on the US summer hardcourts last year. Ranking should head up to around 117