hard to believe likhovtseva won this tournament 8 years ago!!
i remember waking up to hear that she had beaten sugiyama in a thrilling 3 set final- seems like a lifetime ago!!
tennis was very different back then
Jan 3rd, 2005, 12:20 PM
i can't believe patty won it 6 years ago. i remember her beating mary in the final. and then it all went wrong.
Jan 3rd, 2005, 12:30 PM
Even harder to believe, Silvija Talaja was the 2000 champion - beat Kournikova, Sanchez-Vicario and Martinez in the last three rounds, cracked the top 20 just before RG that year... and then her career abruptly died :o
Muffin the Mule
Jan 3rd, 2005, 01:34 PM
but Karolina :eek: carrying on from where she left off last year :sad:
Jan 3rd, 2005, 03:56 PM
Patty :D she'll better get far, so she doesn't lose to many places if she loses early at the AO
Jan 3rd, 2005, 04:10 PM
Jaslyn...o so close
Jan 3rd, 2005, 04:13 PM
Jan 3rd, 2005, 05:36 PM
My faves :D
Jan 3rd, 2005, 05:43 PM
Camille :) but Anca has been poor for a long time now
Tatiana :hearts: expected easy win
Sesil :eek: at the scoreline
Sam :p but with it being in Australia and H2H record not a surprise
Jaslyn :sad: but great fight
Patty :bounce: hopefully she'll finally use all of her talent
Elena :D not great scoreline but a wins a win
Jan 3rd, 2005, 06:16 PM
yup.. strange isn't it Lena winning in 1996 against her doubles partner at the time :eek: it was the start of a very good year for her :D
then she beat defending champion Mary at the AO, on her way to the 4th round, also beat ASV on clay in Berlin but a few days later she lost to ASV 6-0 6-0 at the French! :o and she also reached the 4th round at Wimbledon...
she's still capable of giving the big names a hard time, but too inconsistent :(