Well Done Katie. Great Week so far in both singles and doubles. Keep it going :D :D :bounce:
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:15 AM
Well done Katie! Good luck in the next round!
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:19 AM
Well Done Katie. Great Week so far in both singles and doubles. Keep it going :D :D :bounce:What is your source... last information which i have about this match is O'Brien vs. Yakimova 6-3 3-6 0-1 ???? :confused:
ah ok :) Congrats Katie. Seems like a bit of a renaissance is starting to happen for British womens' tennis at the moment.
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:32 AM
My vCash is :tape: :help: ...
BTW... is anybody know how many carrier pigeons use Tashkent tournament (instead internet) to send information about this event? I think not enough.
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:42 AM
My vCash is :tape: :help: ...
Ever since the US Open British tennis has been a complete "holy ****"-zone. The girls are actually winning matches on tour away from home. If anything that highlights just how appalling British tennis has been over the last 15 years that we get two girls in quarterfinals in a couple of weeks and they're truly shocking results.
Oct 4th, 2007, 12:03 PM
Weird goings on in British women's tennis at the moment. If it gets any stranger we might soon see one (or maybe even two or *gasp!!!* three) British women in the top 100. It does seem a crazy thought and yeah, three is rather farfetched but something is afoot.
Interesting... I keep seeing her name on Alternate lists, never making Qualies, of various tournaments. Now maybe she will get a little rankings boost and get to play some more.
Oct 4th, 2007, 07:15 PM
Well done Katie great to see. Hope to come and watch you in Glasgow.
Oct 4th, 2007, 08:56 PM
10 consecutive breaks :lol: Double faulting on the first match point :o It just wouldn't be a Katie match without it. Great result to see you through to your first WTA QF. Keep the belief and you can do it
Oct 4th, 2007, 09:11 PM
Well Done Katie. I thought she'd peaked out at 120 and was gonna go back down but she seems to be starting to climb again now:eek: She has not much to defend for 6 months now, a few more results like this and the top 100 is calling.
I think 2008 is a gonna be a great year for british womens tennis with a few of them breaking the top 100.
Oct 4th, 2007, 09:22 PM
Oct 4th, 2007, 09:29 PM
I think it's good for England that it's top players are finally having some decent results right now.
First, it should do wonders for the older players confidence, but second, I am hoping the younger upcoming futuer talents like the Ren sisters and Laura Robson are watching this and getting fired up for their own futures in the pros.
Oct 4th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Oct 4th, 2007, 10:29 PM
Well done Katie :yeah:
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:04 PM
How did Katie end up there?! Cos I saw the entry list about a week ago and it was just wall to wall Russian Federation and Eastern European players.
Good on yer Katie :)
And yani fyi it's Britain not England.
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:13 PM
O'Brien makes first quarter-final
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)