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Xian
Jan 15th, 2006, 03:08 PM
10000$ Hull Womens Event, Kingston Park,



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History:
The original settlement of Wyke, or Wyke-Upon-Hull, was probably established by the Cistercian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cistercian) monastery of Meaux (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meaux_Abbey). A few miles upstream of the modern city, the port was used by the abbey for distribution of its wool. The location became strategically important to the English in conflict (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wars_of_Scottish_Independence) with the Scottish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland) in the late 13th century (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_century). Edward I (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_I_of_England) selected the site for its ideal proximity to his kingdom's adversary. Kingston-Upon-Hull was an advantageous port from which to launch his campaigns, sufficiently deep within the boundaries of England to afford security. The associated royal charter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_charter), dated April 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_1), 1299 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1299) remains preserved in Hull's Guildhall Archives (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Guildhall_Archives&action=edit).
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a8/Humber_Bridge.png/180px-Humber_Bridge.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Humber_Bridge.png)
Humber Bridge from the south side


The charter of 1440 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1440), constituted Kingston upon Hull a corporate town and granted that instead of a Mayor and Baliffs there should be a Mayor, Sheriff and twelve Aldermen who should be Justices of the Peace within the town and county. Hull was a major port during the Later Middle Ages (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Ages) and its merchants traded widely to ports in Northern Germany (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany), the Baltics (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Baltic_Region&action=edit) and the Low Countries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Countries). Wool, cloth and hides were exported, and timber, wine, furs and dyestuffs imported. Leading merchant, Sir William de la Pole (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_de_la_Pole), helped establish a family prominent in government. Bishop John Alcock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Alcock_%28bishop%29), founder of Jesus College (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_College%2C_Cambridge) and patron of the grammar school in Hull, hailed from another Hull mercantile family. Hull grew in prosperity and importance during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. This is reflected in the construction of a number of fine, distinctively decorated brick buildings of which Wilberforce House (now a museum dedicated to the life of William Wilberforce (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wilberforce)) is a rare survival.

In 1642 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1642) Hull's governor Sir John Hotham (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hotham) declared for the Parliamentarian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliamentarian) cause and later refused Charles I (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I_of_England) entry into the City and access to its large arsenal. He was declared a traitor and despite a parliamentarian pardon was later executed. (He was actually executed by the parliamentarians, not the royalists, when he tried to change sides.) This series of events was to precipitate the English Civil War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Civil_War) since Charles I felt obliged to respond to the 'insult' by besieging the City, an event that played a critical role in triggering open conflict between the Parliamentarian and Royalist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royalist) causes.

Hull developed as a British trade port with mainland Europe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe), Whaling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whaling) until the mid 19th Century and deep sea fishing until the Anglo-Icelandic Cod War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Icelandic_Cod_War)1975 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975)-1976 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976), which resolution led to a major decline in Hull's economic fortune. It remains a major port dealing mostly with bulk commodities and commercial road traffic by RORO ferry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RORO_ferry) to Rotterdam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotterdam) and Zeebrugge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeebrugge) on mainland Europe. The city remains a UK centre of food processing. Because of its docks and proximity to continental Europe the city sustained particularly significant damage in bombing raids during the Second World War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_World_War) and much of the city centre was devastated. Most of the centre was rebuilt in the years following the war, but it is only recently that the last of the "temporary" car parks that occupied the spaces of destroyed buildings have been redeveloped.

Hull's administrative status has changed several times. It was a county borough (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_borough) within the East Riding of Yorkshire from 1889 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1889) and in 1974 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974) it became a non-metropolitan district of Humberside (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humberside). When that county was abolished in 1996 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996) it was made a unitary authority. In 2003 Hull came top of a so-called 'Crap Towns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crap_Towns)' survey in the book edited by Sam Jordison (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Jordison) and Dan Kieran. Two years later it was also deemed the 'worst town in the UK' in a Channel 4 television programme. It is now a thriving city with many new developments in the process of completion

Population: 240.000
Region: Yorkshire


The tournament:
Surface: Hard
Previous Winners:
2000: Louise LATIMER GBR d. Julie PULLIN GBR 42 42 41
2002: Nan-Nan LIU CHN d. Zi YAN CHN 61 62
2003: Anna-Lena GRÖNEFELD GER d. Tessy VAN DEN VEN NED 76 63
2004: Amanda JANES GBR d. Anna BASTRIKOVA RUS 63 61
2005: Katie OŽBRIEN GBR d. Ivanna ISRAILOVA UZB 64 64

In 2000 the tournament was an 25000$ tournament with many good top 200 players like Sybille Bammer, Lucie Ahl, Louise Latimer, Selima Sfar, Julie Pullin or Michaela Pastikova. The ITF tried the short set experiment there. Louise Latimer, one of Britains best players past there, pretty easily won, and even beat a certain Eleni Daniilidou in the quarters. Top seed Sybille Bammer who played one of her last tournaments here before gaving birth to her daughter lost in the quarters to Lorna Woodroffe. 2005 Champion Katie OŽBrien lost her first quali match vs Claire Ricketts.
2002 the Chinese girls showed the europeans how to play. The all chinese final Liu vs Yan was won by Nan-Nan. Jie Zheng reached the quarters and lost to Yan. Liu didnt lose a set. Yan only had some problems vs Hannah Collins in round 1. Top seed Anne Keothavong lost her first riound match vs Suzanne van Hartingsveldt, who reached the Semis later with another great victory 62 60 over Jane OŽDonoghue.
In 2003 it was time for Anna-Lena Grönefeld, who had some problems vs Elke Clijsters in the SF. Tessy van de Ven reached the final without losing a set and beat Suzanne van Hartingsveldt in the SF, who obviously likes to play in Hull. Top seed Matea Mezak lost in the second round to Anna-Lena.
In 2004 finally a British winner again with Amanda Janes. Amanda easily beat Anna Bastrikova in the final. Janes reached the final with victories over de Winne, Nugent, Schneider and Baltacha, while Bastrikova beat now more well-known players like Ayassamy, Laine, Paterson and Nooni. Hanna Nooni, the top seed doubla bageld Surina de Beer in the second round.
Last year Katie OŽBrien, who hasnt played too well here so far surprisingly won this years edition. Israilova didnt have to beat that good players. Noteable maybe her win over Sarah Borwell in the quarters. Top seed Irina Bulykina lost her first round match vs Yulia Ustyuzhanina



Quali
(1) Katie OŽBRIEN GBR vs bye
Barbara KVELSTEIN EST vs bye
Lauren DOSSOR GBR vs Charlotte MARTIN GBR 60 61
(15) Joanna CRAVEN GBR vs bye
(2) Chrissie SEREDNI USA vs bye
Nicola MOONEY GBR vs bye
Laura FISHER GBR vs Rachael HALL GBR 26 26
(13) Julia BONE GBR vs bye
(3) Alexandra KARAVAEVA RUS vs bye
Natasha MARKS GBR vs bye
Zoe BAMBRIDGE GBR vs Emma TOMLINSON GBR 61 60
(11) Samantha MURRAY GBR vs bye
(4) Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN vs bye
Elizaveta TOCHILOVSKAYA RUS vs bye
Essi LAINE FIN vs Lucy WARBURTON GBR 63 61
(12) Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN vs bye
(5) Naomi CAVADAY GBR vs bye
Laura SLATER GBR vs bye
Sarah STALLARD GBR vs Kim ROBERTS GBR 63 61
(10) Lucy FLETCHER GBR vs bye
(6) Kirsty WOOLLEY GBR vs bye
Georgina HINGLEY GBR vs bye
Rosanna HATCH GBR vs Lisa SUTTON GBR 36 26
(14) Catherine FALL GBR vs bye
(7) Julianna GATES USA vs ye
Susanna LINGMAN USA vs bye
Francesca KINSELLA GBR vs bye
(9) Elizabeth THOMAS GBR vs bye
(8) Ekatarina DRANETS RUS vs bye
Jenna WEBSTER GBR vs bye
Ekatarina POGREBNYAK RUS vs Hannah JAMES GBR 57 64 75
(16) Melissa PERCY GBR vs bye
2nd round
(1) Katie OŽBRIEN GBR d. Barbara KVELSTEIN EST 61 60
Lauren DOSSOR GBR d. (15) Joanna CRAVEN GBR 26 64 64
(2) Chrissie SEREDNI USA d. Nicola MOONEY GBR 62 60
(13) Julia BONE GBR d. Rachael HALL GBR 63 61
(3) Alexandra KARAVAEVA RUS d. Natasha MARKS GBR 63 62
(11) Samantha MURRAY GBR d. Zoe BAMBRIDGE GBR 64 63
(4) Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN d. Elizaveta TOCHILOVSKAYA RUS 36 61 60
(12) Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN d. Essi LAINE FIN 62 60
(5) Naomi CAVADAY GBR d. Laura SLATER GBR 61 60
(10) Lucy FLETCHER GBR d. Sarah STALLARD GBR 61 67 63
(6) Kirsty WOOLLEY GBR d. Georgina HINGLEY GBR 61 62
(14) Catherine FALL GBR d. Laura SUTTON GBR 61 75
Susanna LINGMAN USA d. (7) Julianna GATES USA 75 61
(9) Elizabeth THOMAS GBR d. Francesca KINSELLA GBR 63 62
(8) Ekatarina DRANETS RUS d. Jenna WEBSTER GBR 16 62 62
Ekatarina POGREBNYAK RUS d. (16) Melissa PERCY GBR 63 61
3rd round
(1) Katie OŽBRIEN GBR d. Lauren DOSSOR GBR 60 61
(13) Julia BONE GBR d. (2) Chrissie SEREDNI USA 63 62
(3) Alexandra KARAVAEVA RUS d. (11) Samantha MURRAY GBR 75 61
(4) Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN d. (12) Hanne SKAK JENSEN DEN 63 60
(5) Naomi CAVADAY GBR d. (10) Lucy FLETCHER GBR ret
(6) Kirsty WOOLLEY GBR d. (14) Catherine FALL GBR 64 61
Susanna LINGMAN USA d. (9) Elizabeth THOMAS GBR 63 76
(8) Ekatarina DRANETS RUS d. Ekatarina POGREBNYAK RUS 61 62



MAIN DRAW
(1) q Katie OŽBRIEN GBR vs Eva PERA NED 60 10 ret Pera
q Kirsty WOOLLEY GBR vs Katie RUCKERT USA 57 57
Irena PAVLOVIC FRA vs Davinia LOBBINGER BEL 63 63
(8) Biliana PAVLOVA BUL vs q Ekatarina DRANETS RUS 16 61 36
(4) Claire PETERZAN GBR vs Anett KAASIK EST 62 26 76
q Susanna LINGMAN USA vs WC Claire RICKETTS GBR 46 75 26
Giorgia MORTELLO ITA vs WC Nadia LEE GBR 63 63
(6) Kelly DE BEER NED vs q Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN 46 76 36
(5) Paula ZABALA ALVAREZ COL vs Lindsay COX GBR 16 46
q Naomi CAVADAY GB vs Melissa BERRY GBR 64 67 26
LL Chrissie SEREDNI USA vs Rachael DILLON IRL 76 61
(3) Karen PATERSON GBR vs Rebecca DANDENIYA GBR 76 61
(7) Andrea POPOVIC SCG vs Tessy VAN DE VEN NED 61 63
Rebecca FONG GBR vs Sarah COLES GBR 26 26
Karina ILDOR JACOBSGAARD DEN vs q Alexandra KARAVAEVA RUS 63 60
(2) Melanie SOUTH GBR vs q Julia BONE GBR 62 75
2nd round
(1) Katie OŽBRIEN GBR d. Katie RUCKERT USA 60 76
Irena PAVLOVIC FRA d. Ekatarina DRANETS RUS 62 63
(4) Claire PETERZAN GBR d. Claire RICKETTS GBR 64 75
Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN d. Giorgia MORTELLO ITA 63 76
Lindsey COX GBR d. Melissa BERRY GBR 75 61
(3) Karen PATERSON GBR d. Chrissie SEREDNI USA 62 61
(7) Andrea POPOVIC SCG d. Sarah COLES GBR 76 75
(2) Melanie SOUTH GBR d. Karina ILDOR JACOBSGAARD DEN 61 63
QF
Irena PAVLOVIC FRA d. (1) Katie OŽBRIEN GBR 63 64
Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN d. (4) Claire PETERZAN GBR 61 64
(3) Karen PATERSON GBR d. Lindsey COX GBR 76 61
(2) Melanie SOUTH GBR d. (7) Andrea POPOVIC SCG 46 64 76
SF
Irena PAVLOVIC FRA d. Piia SUOMALAINEN FIN 62 63
(2) Melanie SOUTH GBR d. (3) Karen PATERSON GBR 46 61 76
Final
(2) Melanie SOUTH GBR d. Irena PAVLOVIC FRA 64 61

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 15th, 2006, 03:23 PM
this yrs entry list is a bit of a downer from previous yrs
cant even see someone from qualies causing a stir here.

didnt go last yr, and probably not this yr either.

jamatthews
Jan 15th, 2006, 08:07 PM
this yrs entry list is a bit of a downer from previous yrs
cant even see someone from qualies causing a stir here.

didnt go last yr, and probably not this yr either.

Not even the Cavaday? :eek:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 16th, 2006, 03:50 PM
Not even the Cavaday? :eek:

2003 saw anna-lena Groenefeld play, as well as Mezak, Nooni

non of these players will ever likely crack 250, (top 500 for most)

Drake1980
Jan 19th, 2006, 07:09 PM
Good luck Brits and Finns

spiceboy
Jan 19th, 2006, 07:22 PM
non of these players will ever likely crack 250, (top 500 for most)

Pavlovic might get to the top 250 at some stage of her career I think...

Ellery
Jan 19th, 2006, 07:53 PM
Go Rebecca!

Xian
Jan 20th, 2006, 10:52 AM
WC Maindraw

Claire Ricketts GBR
Nadia Lee GBR

Katie OŽBrien gets Quali WC

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 20th, 2006, 04:17 PM
it says Katie O'Brien WCQ on the withdrawal list ??
she withdrew from list on 9th, then changed her mind and got a WCQ :rolleyes:

WIMBY
Jan 20th, 2006, 09:16 PM
it says Katie O'Brien WCQ on the withdrawal list ??
she withdrew from list on 9th, then changed her mind and got a WCQ :rolleyes:

She lost first round in Florida and Hull is where she lives. She had withdrawn from the tournament expecting to do much better in Florida, returning home earlyy she has had to take a wild card to get back into the tournament. Qualifying will earn her extra points and then she will be seeded 1 in the Main Draw. Last year she reached the final here.

*hingis_forever*
Jan 20th, 2006, 09:45 PM
Pavlovic might get to the top 250 at some stage of her career I think...
And Naomi Cavaday.

CCCP1
Jan 21st, 2006, 07:21 AM
Other: Katie O'brien

rada
Jan 21st, 2006, 10:20 AM
good luck popovic

DutchieGirl
Jan 21st, 2006, 10:42 PM
Good luck Kelly, Eva and Tessy! :D

tobi
Jan 22nd, 2006, 07:28 PM
Singles Qualifying Draw

(1/wc)Katie O'Brien (GBR) v BYE
Barbara Kvelstein (EST) v BYE

Lauren Dossor (GBR) v Charlotte Martin (GBR)
(15)Joanna Craven (GBR) v BYE

(2)Chrissie Seredni (USA) v BYE
Nicola Mooney (GBR) v BYE

Laura Fisher (GBR) v Rachael Hall (GBR)
(13)Julia Bone (GBR) v BYE

(3)Alexandra Karavaeva (RUS) v BYE
Natasha Marks (GBR) v BYE

Zoe Bambridge (GBR) v Emma Tomlinson (GBR)
(11)Samantha Murray (GBR) v BYE

(4)Piia Suomalainen (FIN) v BYE
Elizaveta Tochilovskaya (RUS) v BYE

Essi Laine (FIN) v Lucy Warburton (GBR)
(12)Hanne-Skak Jensen (DEN) v BYE

(5)Naomi Cavaday (GBR) v BYE
Laura Slater (GBR) v BYE

Kim Roberts Jr. (GBR) v Sarah Stallard (GBR)
(10)Lucy Fletcher (GBR) v BYE

(6)Kirsty Woolley (GBR) v BYE
Georgina Hingley (GBR) v BYE

Rosanna Hatch (GBR) v (wc)Lisa Sutton (GBR)
(14)Catherine Fall (GBR) v BYE

(7)Julianna Gates (USA) v BYE
Susanna Lingman (USA) v BYE

Francesca Kinsella (GBR) v BYE
(9)Elizabeth Thomas (GBR) v BYE

(8)Ekaterina Dranets (RUS) v BYE
Jenna Webster (GBR) v BYE

Ekaterina Pogrebniak (RUS) v Hannah James (GBR)
(16)Melissa Percy (GBR) v BYE

Paule22
Jan 22nd, 2006, 08:52 PM
Lauren Dossor !!! :hearts:

Cat in the hat
Jan 22nd, 2006, 09:32 PM
Pavlovic might get to the top 250 at some stage of her career I think...

And Rachael Dillon

Ballbasher
Jan 22nd, 2006, 09:40 PM
good luck Barbara Kvelstein :D (bad draw :o)

CCCP1
Jan 22nd, 2006, 11:13 PM
Good Luck

Katie O'brien
Chrissie Seredni
Alexandra Karavaeva
Piia Suomalainen
Hanne-Skak Jensen
Ekaterina Dranets

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 23rd, 2006, 01:03 AM
good luck to
Lauren Dossor (GBR) ;) :D
Rachael Hall (GBR) :angel: win a match pls :help:
(3)Alexandra Karavaeva (RUS) ;)
Zoe Bambridge (GBR) ;)
Elizaveta Tochilovskaya (RUS) ;) :D
(12)Hanne-Skak Jensen (DEN) :)
(5)Naomi Cavaday (GBR) :)
Georgina Hingley (GBR) ;)
(wc)Lisa Sutton (GBR) :)
(8)Ekaterina Dranets (RUS) :)
Ekaterina Pogrebniak (RUS) :)

tobi
Jan 23rd, 2006, 06:48 PM
Singles Qualifying Draw-1st Round

(1/wc)Katie O'Brien (GBR) v BYE
Barbara Kvelstein (EST) v BYE

Lauren Dossor (GBR) v Charlotte Martin (GBR) 60 61
(15)Joanna Craven (GBR) v BYE

(2)Chrissie Seredni (USA) v BYE
Nicola Mooney (GBR) v BYE

Rachael Hall (GBR) d. Laura Fisher (GBR) 62 62
(13)Julia Bone (GBR) v BYE

(3)Alexandra Karavaeva (RUS) v BYE
Natasha Marks (GBR) v BYE

Zoe Bambridge (GBR) v Emma Tomlinson (GBR) 61 60
(11)Samantha Murray (GBR) v BYE

(4)Piia Suomalainen (FIN) v BYE
Elizaveta Tochilovskaya (RUS) v BYE

Essi Laine (FIN) v Lucy Warburton (GBR) 63 61
(12)Hanne-Skak Jensen (DEN) v BYE

(5)Naomi Cavaday (GBR) v BYE
Laura Slater (GBR) v BYE

Sarah Stallard (GBR) d. Kim Roberts Jr. (GBR) 63 61
(10)Lucy Fletcher (GBR) v BYE

(6)Kirsty Woolley (GBR) v BYE
Georgina Hingley (GBR) v BYE

(wc)Lisa Sutton (GBR) d. Rosanna Hatch (GBR) 63 62
(14)Catherine Fall (GBR) v BYE

(7)Julianna Gates (USA) v BYE
Susanna Lingman (USA) v BYE

Francesca Kinsella (GBR) v BYE
(9)Elizabeth Thomas (GBR) v BYE

(8)Ekaterina Dranets (RUS) v BYE
Jenna Webster (GBR) v BYE

Ekaterina Pogrebniak (RUS) v Hannah James (GBR) 57 64 75
(16)Melissa Percy (GBR) v BYE

tobi
Jan 23rd, 2006, 06:53 PM
2nd Round

(1/wc)Katie O'Brien (GBR) v Barbara Kvelstein (EST) 61 60
Lauren Dossor (GBR) d. (15)Joanna Craven (GBR) 26 64 64

(2)Chrissie Seredni (USA) d. Nicola Mooney (GBR) 62 60
(13)Julia Bone (GBR) v Rachael Hall (GBR) 63 61

(3)Alexandra Karavaeva (RUS) d. Natasha Marks (GBR) 63 62
(11)Samantha Murray (GBR) d. Zoe Bambridge (GBR) 64 63

(4)Piia Suomalainen d. Elizaveta Tochilovskaya (RUS) 36 61 60
(12)Hanne-Skak Jensen (DEN) d. Essi Laine (FIN) 62 60

(5)Naomi Cavaday (GBR) d. Laura Slater (GBR) 61 60
(10)Lucy Fletcher (GBR) d. Sarah Stallard (GBR) 61 67(4) 63

(6)Kirsty Woolley (GBR) d. Georgina Hingley (GBR) 61 62
(14)Catherine Fall (GBR) d. (wc)Lisa Sutton (GBR) 61 75

Susanna Lingman (USA) d. (7)Julianna Gates (USA) 75 61
(9)Elizabeth Thomas (GBR) d. Francesca Kinsella (GBR) 63 62

(8)Ekaterina Dranets (RUS) d. Jenna Webster (GBR) 16 62 62
Ekaterina Pogrebniak (RUS) d. (16)Melissa Percy (GBR) 63 61

Tenisci
Jan 23rd, 2006, 06:58 PM
Winner :Katie O'Brien :)

xXSarajevoXx
Jan 23rd, 2006, 07:17 PM
Katie :)

WIMBY
Jan 23rd, 2006, 09:17 PM
Katie :wavey:

Monica_Rules
Jan 23rd, 2006, 09:30 PM
Well Done Katie and Naomi

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 23rd, 2006, 09:40 PM
wow Rachael won a match ;) :D :) but then she lost :sad:

Lauren Dosser :woohoo:
(3)Alexandra Karavaeva (RUS) :D
Zoe Bambridge (GBR) :( :(
Elizaveta Tochilovskaya (RUS) :sad: :(
(12)Hanne-Skak Jensen (DEN) ;)
(5)Naomi Cavaday (GBR) :)
Georgina Hingley (GBR) :( :(
(wc)Lisa Sutton (GBR) :sad:
(8)Ekaterina Dranets (RUS) :D
Ekaterina Pogrebniak (RUS) :D

Tripp
Jan 23rd, 2006, 11:19 PM
Winner: Naomi Cavaday :)

CCCP1
Jan 24th, 2006, 01:04 AM
Well Done

Katie O'Brien
Chrissie Seredni
Alexandra Karavaeva
Piia Suomalainen
Hanne-Skak Jensen
Ekaterina Dranets

Paule22
Jan 24th, 2006, 01:49 AM
Wow Lauren won 2 matches :banana: :hearts:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 24th, 2006, 04:38 PM
Wow Lauren won 2 matches :banana: :hearts:

she's from my hometown :wavey:

WIMBY
Jan 24th, 2006, 04:54 PM
24/01/2006 PLAYING IN HULL
Melanie is seeded (2) in the singles draw and plays J Bone in the first round.

Teaming up with Katie O'Brien for the doubles, Melanie and Katie are seeded (1) in the draw and have a bye in the first round.

Good Luck Melanie :wavey:

Rebecca must have withdrawn as Melanie is seeded 2, hope she is not injured.

tobi
Jan 24th, 2006, 06:10 PM
Singles Main Draw

(1/Q)Katie O'Brien (GBR) v Eva Pera (NED)
Katie Ruckert (USA) v (Q)Kirsty Woolley (USA)

Irena Pavlovic (FRA) v Davinia Lobbinger (BEL)
(8)Biliana Pavlova (BUL) v (Q)Ekaterina Dranets (RUS)

(4)Claire Peterzan (GBR) v Anett Kaasik (EST)
(wc)Claire Ricketts (GBR) v (Q)Susanna Lingman (USA)

Giorgia Mortello (ITA) v (wc)Nadia Lee (GBR)
(6)Kelly De Beer (NED) v (Q)Piia Suomalainen (FIN)

(5)Paula Zabala (COL) v Lindsay Cox (GBR)
Melissa Berry (GBR) v (Q)Naomi Cavaday (GBR)

Rachael Dillon (IRL) v (LL)Chrissie Seredni (USA)
(3)Karen Paterson (GBR) v Rebecca Dandeniya (GBR)

(7)Andrea Popovic (SCG) v Tessy Van De Ven (NED)
Sarah Coles (GBR) v Rebecca Fong (GBR)

Karina-I Jacobsgaard (DEN) v (Q)Alexandra Karaveva (RUS)
(2)Melanie South (GBR) v (Q)Julia Bone (GBR)

Withdrawl

Rebecca Llewellyn

tobi
Jan 24th, 2006, 06:18 PM
Doubles Main Draw

(1)O'Brien/South v BYE
Fong/Ricketts v Berry/Cox

(4)Gates/Seredni v BYE
Mortello/Popovic d. Dossor/Hall 36 62 60

Coles/Ruckert d. Dranets/Pavlova 64 60
(3)De Beer/Dillon v BYE

Jacobsgaard/Jensen v Lobbinger/Van De Ven
(2)Peterzan/Thomas v BYE

WIMBY
Jan 24th, 2006, 06:23 PM
LTA have the draws and order of play for tomorrow on their website already, this really is a big improvement in communication. Well done LTA.

Freakan
Jan 24th, 2006, 07:11 PM
winner: o'brien

DutchieGirl
Jan 24th, 2006, 07:17 PM
Go Eva, Kelly and Tessy! :D

Palicot
Jan 24th, 2006, 08:10 PM
Qualifying round results

(1) Katie O'Brien GBR d. Lauren Dossor GBR 6-0, 6-1
(13) Julia Bone GBR d. (2) Chrissie Seredni USA 6-3, 6-2
(3) Alexandra Karavaeva RUS d. (11) Samantha Murray GBR 7-5, 6-1
(4) Piia Suomalainen FIN d. (12) Hanne-Skak Jensen DEN 6-3, 6-0
(5) Naomi Cavaday GBR d. (10) Lucy Fletcher GBR W/O
(6) Kirsty Woolley GBR d. (14) Catherine Fall GBR 6-4, 6-1
Susanna Lingman USA d. (9) Elizabeth Thomas GBR 6-3, 7-6(5)
(8) Ekaterina Dranets RUS d. Ekaterina Pogrebniak RUS 6-1, 6-2

SeanyQ
Jan 24th, 2006, 08:48 PM
Other: Katie O'brien
Me too!!

Paule22
Jan 24th, 2006, 09:04 PM
she's from my hometown :wavey:

Yeah, i know - whats your hometown btw?

She is very pretty for me, too. Don't know why, but I like her. Very sad she had to play O'Brien in last round :(

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 24th, 2006, 10:44 PM
poor Lauren lost :( :(

Naomi ;)
Sasha K ;)
Katya D ;)

good luck in MD to
Irena Pavlovic (FRA)
(Q)Ekaterina Dranets (RUS)
(wc)Nadia Lee (GBR)
Lindsay Cox (GBR) ;)
(Q)Naomi Cavaday (GBR) :)
(3)Karen Paterson (GBR)
Tessy Van De Ven (NED) ;)
(Q)Alexandra Karaveva (RUS) ;)
(2)Melanie South (GBR) ;) :D

CCCP1
Jan 24th, 2006, 10:47 PM
Well Done

Katie O'Brien
Alexandra Karavaeva
Ekaterina Dranets
Piia Suomalainen

Good Luck

Katie O'Brien
Biljana Pavlova
Piia Suomalainen
Paula Zabala
Chrissie Seredni
Alexandra Karavaeva
O'Brien/South
Fong/Ricketts
Gates/Seredni
Jacobsgaard/Jensen

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 24th, 2006, 10:49 PM
Yeah, i know - whats your hometown btw?

She is very pretty for me, too. Don't know why, but I like her. Very sad she had to play O'Brien in last round :(

she's from Huddersfield :wavey:
nice pics :wavey:

Randy H
Jan 24th, 2006, 10:56 PM
Other: Katie O'Brien

WIMBY
Jan 25th, 2006, 11:52 AM
25/01/2006 MEL WINS HER FIRST ROUND

Melanie won her first round match this morning defeating J Bone 6-2 7-5.

Well done Mel :)

Jodie
Jan 25th, 2006, 11:58 AM
Pfff @ Eva Pera vs O'Brien.....

Good luck to Eva!

Palicot
Jan 25th, 2006, 05:02 PM
1st round results

Q (1) Katie O'Brien GBR d. Eva Pera NED 6-1, 1-0 RET
Katie Ruckert USA d. Q Kirsty Woolley GBR 7-5, 7-5
Irena Pavlovic FRA d. Davinia Lobbinger BEL 6-3, 6-3
Q Ekaterina Dranets RUS d. (8) Biliana Pavlova BUL 6-1, 1-6, 6-3

WC Claire Ricketts GBR d. Q Susanna Lingman EST 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

Lindsay Cox GBR d. (5) Paula Zabala-Alvarez COL 6-1, 6-4
Melissa Berry GBR d. Q Naomi Cavaday GBR 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-2

(7) Andrea Popovic SCG d. Tessy Van De Ven NED 6-1, 6-3
Sarah Coles GBR d. Rebecca Fong GBR 6-2, 6-2
Karina-Ildor Jacobsgaard DEN d. Q Alexandra Karavaeva RUS 6-3, 6-0
(2) Melanie South GBR d. Q Julia Bone GBR 6-2, 7-5

Jorn
Jan 25th, 2006, 05:11 PM
Well done Karina!! :)

(Its rare a dane beat a Russian! ) ;)

Hanne :sad:

Grachka
Jan 25th, 2006, 05:57 PM
Giorgia Mortello ITA d. WC Nadia Lee GBR 63 63
Q Piia Suomalainen FIN d. (6) Kelly De Beer NED 64 67(4) 63
LL Chrissie Seredni USA d. Rachael Dillon IRL 76(4) 61
(3) Karen Paterson GBR d. Rebecca Dandeniya GBR 76(3) 61 :D

Just Peterzan-Kaasik to come then? :confused:

ozfan44
Jan 25th, 2006, 06:00 PM
Good Luck

O'Brien
South
Peterzan

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 25th, 2006, 06:17 PM
Sasha K :(

Katya D ;)
Irena :yeah:
Lindsay Cox :banana: :)
Mel :yeah: :)

Tessy :sad: :(
Nadia :(

Grachka
Jan 25th, 2006, 07:24 PM
(4) Claire Peterzan GBR d. Anett Kaasik EST 62 26 76(1)

Phew :o :D

Grachka
Jan 25th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Full R1 Results

(1/Q) Katie O'Brien GBR d. Eva Pera NED 61 10 ret.
Katie Ruckert USA d. Q Kirsty Woolley GBR 75 75
Irena Pavlovic FRA d. Davinia Lobbinger BEL 63 63
Q Ekaterina Dranets RUS d. (8) Biljana Pavlova BUL 61 16 63

(4) Claire Peterzan GBR d. Anett Kaasik EST 62 26 76(1)
WC Claire Ricketts GBR d. Q Susanna Lingman USA 64 57 62
Giorgia Mortello ITA d. WC Nadia Lee GBR 63 63
Q Piia Suomalainen FIN d. (6) Kelly De Beer NED 64 67(4) 63

Lindsay Cox GBR d. (5) Paula Zabala-Alvarez COL 61 64
Melissa Berry GBR d. Q Naomi Cavaday GBR 46 76(4) 62
LL Chrissie Seredni USA d. Rachael Dillon IRL 76(4) 61
(3) Karen Paterson GBR d. Rebecca Dandeniya GBR 76(3) 61

(7) Andrea Popovic SCG d. Tessy Van De Ven NED 61 63
Sarah Coles GBR d. Rebecca Fong GBR 62 62
Karina-Ildor Jacobsgaard DEN d. Q Alexandra Karaveva RUS 63 60
(2) Melanie South GBR d. Q Julia Bone GBR 62 75

Ballbasher
Jan 25th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Anett :sad:

takaja
Jan 25th, 2006, 08:00 PM
Giorgia :)

Eric49
Jan 25th, 2006, 08:03 PM
Tessy, Eva & Kelly :(

daniela86
Jan 25th, 2006, 08:35 PM
Katie O'Brien :yeah:
Irena Pavlovic :bigclap: :clap2:
Ekaterina Dranets :D :woohoo:
Andrea Popovic :worship:
Alexandra Karavaeva :sad:

Meelis
Jan 25th, 2006, 08:57 PM
Katie :yeah:
Karina :)
Irena :yeah:

Tessy :(
Anet :sad:

CCCP1
Jan 25th, 2006, 10:38 PM
Well Done

Katie O'Brien
Ekaterina Dranets
Piia Suomalainen
Chrissie Seredni
Karina Jacobsgaard

tobi
Jan 25th, 2006, 11:16 PM
Irena :D :yeah:

DutchieGirl
Jan 26th, 2006, 01:00 AM
pfft! ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 26th, 2006, 01:13 PM
2nd rd:

Katie O’Brien (Gbr) bt Katie Ruckert (USA) 6-0 7-6 (7-3)
Lindsay Cox (Gbr) bt Melissa Berry (Gbr) 7-5 6-1 :banana: ;) :)
Andrea Popovic (Scg) bt Sarah Coles (Gbr) 7-6 (7-5) 7-5
Melanie South (Gbr) bt Karina-Ildor Jacobsgaard (Den) 6-1 6-3 :yeah: :D :)

Belco
Jan 26th, 2006, 02:59 PM
WOooooooooooooooooo
Well Done and Good Luck Andrea Popovic

daniela86
Jan 26th, 2006, 03:03 PM
Andrea :bigclap: :woohoo:
Katie :D

Meelis
Jan 26th, 2006, 03:46 PM
Andrea :yeah:

WIMBY
Jan 26th, 2006, 05:09 PM
Melanie :bigclap: :clap2:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 26th, 2006, 05:13 PM
Irena Pavlovic (Fra) bt Ekaterina Dranets (Rus) 6-2 6-3 :sad: :(
Claire Peterzan (Gbr) bt Claire Ricketts (Gbr) 6-4 7-5
Piia Suomalainen (Fin) bt Giorgia Mortello (Ita) 6-3 7-6 (7-4)
Karen Paterson (Gbr) bt Chrissie Seredni (USA) 6-2 6-1 :)

go Irena now ;)

tobi
Jan 26th, 2006, 06:33 PM
Irena :D :D

CCCP1
Jan 26th, 2006, 06:45 PM
Well Done

Katie O'Brien
Piia Suomalainen

daniela86
Jan 26th, 2006, 07:58 PM
Irena :bigclap: :woohoo: :cool: :bounce: Great job! :D

Ellery
Jan 26th, 2006, 08:04 PM
Chrissie :sad:

takaja
Jan 26th, 2006, 09:10 PM
Giorgia :( :sad:

Palicot
Jan 27th, 2006, 01:50 PM
Quarter-final result

(2) Melanie South GBR d. (7) Andrea Popovic SCG 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(6)

Belco
Jan 27th, 2006, 01:58 PM
Quarter-final result

(2) Melanie South GBR d. (7) Andrea Popovic SCG 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(6)


:( Andrea

well done anyhow

Foot's Fingers
Jan 27th, 2006, 02:00 PM
Karina-Ildor wow won a match but then lost!!! but Sasha :hug:

WIMBY
Jan 27th, 2006, 02:04 PM
Update from site says Melanie now plays Karen Paterson in the Semi Final. Good Luck GB girls. :) :)

27/01/2006 MELANIE INTO SEMI FINAL
UPDATE 2.30
Melanie came off court after an epic 3 hours play! She lost the first set 4-6 then came back to win the second set 6-4. Into the third and a tough battle ensued and evenutually Melanie took the match on a tie break to win 7-6 (6) for a place in the semi final.

WELL DONE MELANIE :wavey: :bigclap: :yippee:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 27th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Mel in semis ;) :yeah: :D

Foot's Fingers
Jan 27th, 2006, 02:11 PM
Want Mel to win

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 27th, 2006, 03:18 PM
Quarter finals:

Irena Pavlovic (Fra) bt Katie O’Brien (Gbr) 6-3 6-4 :D :bolt: :D
Piia Suomalainen (Fin) bt Claire Peterzan (Gbr) 6-1 6-4
Karen Paterson (Gbr) bt Lindsay Cox (Gbr) 7-6 (16-14) 6-1 :sad: :(
Melanie South (Gbr) bt Andrea Popovic (Scg) 4-6 6-4 7-6 (8-6) :D

WIMBY
Jan 27th, 2006, 03:26 PM
Katie :sad:
Claire :sad:

Karen :)
Melanie :)

WIMBY
Jan 27th, 2006, 03:31 PM
Karen :)
Melanie :)

Katie :sad:
Claire :sad:

At least we have two GB girls through to the Semi Final, so guaranteed a Brit in the Final. :)

daniela86
Jan 27th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Irena Pavlovic :eek: :eek: :bigclap: :bigclap: yay!!!! :bounce: :banana:
Andrea:bigcry: You were sooooo cloosee :( :( :sobbing: :( :( :sad:

rrfnpump
Jan 27th, 2006, 05:57 PM
Piia :D :kiss:
win this tournament

I nearly missed it again :o
the UK tournaments are strange for me

CCCP1
Jan 27th, 2006, 06:50 PM
Wow Well Done

Piia Suomalainen

Meelis
Jan 27th, 2006, 06:55 PM
Irena :bigclap:

WIMBY
Jan 27th, 2006, 10:42 PM
Karen :)
Melanie :)

Katie :sad:
Claire :sad:

At least we have two GB girls through to the Semi Final, so guaranteed a Brit in the Final. :)

Melanie and Karen are good friends and have played each other three times before

June 2002 Wimbledon Pre Qualifying

December 2003 Xmas British Tour

January 2004 Sutton British Tour

This should be a good match. Good Luck :) :)

xXSarajevoXx
Jan 28th, 2006, 10:10 AM
Irena :yeah:

WIMBY
Jan 28th, 2006, 01:02 PM
28/01/2006 MELANIE IS THROUGH TO THE FINAL

UPDATE 1.40

Melanie won the match in another very tough three sets 4-6 6-2 7-6 (7-4). In the final she plays Pavlovic at 11am tomorrow.

Melanie played Pavlovic in Glasgow qualifying last September.

Karen :sad:

MELANIE :wavey: :bounce: :woohoo:

:wavey: Good Luck in the Final :wavey:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 28th, 2006, 01:47 PM
Mel :D :yeah: :D

confirmed results

Semi finals:
(1) Irena Pavlovic (Fra) bt Piia Suomalainen (Fin) 6-2 6-3 :D :yeah:
Melanie South (Gbr) bt Karen Paterson (Gbr) 4-6 6-1 7-6 (7-4) :D :banana:

tobi
Jan 28th, 2006, 01:54 PM
Great final :)

Go Irena ;)

paul_masterton
Jan 28th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Karen:sad: so close but some grenoble points defended

daniela86
Jan 28th, 2006, 02:54 PM
Irena :bigclap: :D :bowdown: Well done! :D Take the title now!! :woohoo:

WIMBY
Jan 29th, 2006, 11:54 AM
GB PLAYER TAKES THE TITLE

Melanie defeated Irena 6-4 6-1

WELL DONE MELANIE, GREAT START TO 2006 :worship: :woohoo:

:wavey: :bigclap: :bounce:

titop73
Jan 29th, 2006, 11:58 AM
Irena :sad:

but congratulations to Melanie :wavey:

WIMBY
Jan 29th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Nice write up from someone who watched Mel's match

Bluepastures writes

Great win for Mel. She achieved an early break in each set. Pavlovic got down on herself very quickly in each set. Became v. negative.

Mel served well, and looked in great shape. Looked a bit quicker around court than when saw her last year.

Great to hear. :)

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 29th, 2006, 12:25 PM
congrats Mel :yeah: :D

Meelis
Jan 29th, 2006, 12:27 PM
Irena :sad:

tobi
Jan 29th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Melanie :D :yeah:

good week Irena ;)

daniela86
Jan 29th, 2006, 04:10 PM
Irena :sad: :sad: :sad: but good week :yeah: :D
Congrats Mel :yeah:

WIMBY
Jan 29th, 2006, 04:19 PM
A good week for GB tennis from both the girls and the guys


Melanie won the singles
Melissa/Lyndsey won the doubles

and in Wrexham
Alex won the singles
Jamie/Colin reached doubles final

Well done everyone :) :) :) :) :)

P.S.
Just realised that both Melanie and Alex defeated French players in their finals.

xXSarajevoXx
Jan 29th, 2006, 04:22 PM
Irena :(

rated_next
Jan 29th, 2006, 05:19 PM
Well done Melanie :) :)