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martin white
Jan 7th, 2008, 01:31 PM
she isnt a big name,and given she plays largely on the asian and us itf 25k and 50k tournies,she had her best year in 2007,and moved up from#489 to #222,she has made her first gs event qualies in melbourne,great effort natsumi and good luck in melbourne!:hatoff:

ce
Jan 7th, 2008, 01:53 PM
:yeah:

Slumpsova
Jan 7th, 2008, 02:06 PM
who?

spiceboy
Jan 7th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Marta Marrero wasn't even ranked and she's top 200 now

-sugi-
Jan 7th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Marta Marrero wasn't even ranked and she's top 200 now
Yes but Marta and Natsumi are completely different players. Marta is former top 100, so hardly surprising. :rolleyes:

ex hopman
Jan 7th, 2008, 03:47 PM
oh wow, she made it to the Qs this year!?!?
Last year at the USO, she was almost there... I am happy for her!!! :)

black_fire
Jan 7th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Good luck to her! :)

spiceboy
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:04 PM
Yes but Marta and Natsumi are completely different players. Marta is former top 100, so hardly surprising. :rolleyes:

Ask Dokic or Stevenson if it's that easy or hardly surprising to get back that fast ;)

Ballbasher
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Congrats! :yeah:

AJZ.
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Ask Dokic or Stevenson if it's that easy or hardly surprising to get back that fast ;)

Still not the same thing though.

gumoll
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Ula Radwańska was 625 in Semptember last year and now she will play AO qualies :yeah:

Slumpsova
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Ula Radwańska was 625 in Semptember last year and now she will play AO qualies :yeah:
you spoiled the fun here :rolleyes:
don't you know how tough is it for Asian girls to climb this high in the ranking as Natsumi did?

Williamsser
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:18 PM
Good luck, Natsumi!

spiceboy
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:20 PM
you spoiled the fun here :rolleyes:
don't you know how tough is it for Asian girls to climb this high in the ranking as Natsumi did?

yeah right, especially the indian and japanese players with all these $25K and $50K that nobody (but asians and wealthy europeans/americans losers) play :tape:

Come to Europe, those are diificult draws and not Asian tournaments :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Mana
Jan 7th, 2008, 06:30 PM
Ive seen Natsumi play (Baker d. 62 61) shes just a brick wall. Really impressed that she can achieve this :worship: Good luck to her :)

Coetzer Fan
Jan 7th, 2008, 07:00 PM
[quote=spiceboy;12251029]yeah right, especially the indian and japanese players with all these $25K and $50K that nobody (but asians and wealthy europeans/americans losers) play :tape:
I donīt think that Regina Kulikova or Yanina Wickmayer are loosers. Both played lots of asian tournaments last year. There are many other good european players.

spiceboy
Jan 7th, 2008, 07:21 PM
[quote=spiceboy;12251029]yeah right, especially the indian and japanese players with all these $25K and $50K that nobody (but asians and wealthy europeans/americans losers) play :tape:
I donīt think that Regina Kulikova or Yanina Wickmayer are loosers. Both played lots of asian tournaments last year. There are many other good european players.

You forgot to say that the ones you mention won the tournaments :haha:

I can name not two, but a few players rich enough to play and poor enough for a $50K or a $75K ;)

kittyking
Jan 7th, 2008, 07:37 PM
I've seen her play before!

Um....has she learned how to hit a clean winner yet? Last time I saw her (a few years ago) she was pretty good at moving around the court and getting the ball back but her forehand and backhand were both completely weak :(

Xian
Jan 7th, 2008, 07:45 PM
asian tournaments are not as hard as european, good for her but Im pretty sure she wont win too many rounds

pcrtennis
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:18 PM
yeah right, especially the indian and japanese players with all these $25K and $50K that nobody (but asians and wealthy europeans/americans losers) play :tape:

Come to Europe, those are diificult draws and not Asian tournaments :rolleyes::rolleyes:


Why is that different from all of the European tournaments where only Europeans play and only wealthy Asian players play?

Drake1980
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:19 PM
Very cool!!:D

spiceboy
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Why is that different from all of the European tournaments where only Europeans play and only wealthy Asian players play?

The difference in quality of players. That's pretty obvious. Have a look at any big challenger in Japan, China or India and compare them with the same kind of challengers in France or Italy :)

-sugi-
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Yes, but that is mainly a physical thing. Asians are normally smaller and not such big hitters because of their height. Natsumi and lots of Asians make the most out of their talent by playing tournaments in their country.
And can you actually blame her for playing her home tournaments in Japan instead of Europe? No, anyone would do it as it saves lots of money.

Natsumi with Ana Ivanovic
http://i6.tinypic.com/81phj5e.jpg

spiceboy
Jan 7th, 2008, 08:59 PM
And can you actually blame her for playing her home tournaments in Japan instead of Europe?

No, I'm not blaming her :confused:

I was replying to someone who was saying how hard was it for a japanese to climb that high in the rankings. Have a look at European challengers and you'll see if it's any better for Europeans...

ex hopman
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:42 AM
how come there are so many bitter people here?

this thread is simply cheering for natsumi no?
ANYWHO... good luck, natsumi...

martin white
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:32 PM
natsumi drew former top 50 player alina jidkova in the 1strd of qualies, tough ask for natsumi,but i hope natsumi can play well and give it all she has.ill be in melb tommorow to see qualies .

Utautai
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:29 PM
[QUOTE=-sugi-]And can you actually blame her for playing her home tournaments in Japan instead of Europe? No, anyone would do it as it saves lots of money.

Natsumi with Ana Ivanovic
QUOTE]

:yeah:
Gd Luck Natsumi! :)