View Full Version : Asian Tennis Championships - Thursday matches

Dec 19th, 2001, 09:36 PM
Here again another heavy schedule <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> (some players are having three matches again <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> ) :

Centre Court - 10:00 AM Start <br />1. Women's Singles QF (Starting at 10:00 am) <br /> HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) vs. OBATA, Saori (JPN) <br />2. Men's Singles QF (Not before 11:00) <br /> SUZUKI, Takao (JPN) vs. WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE) <br />3. Men's Singles QF (Not before 12:30 pm) <br /> YOON, Young-II (KOR) vs. SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn (THA) <br />4. Mixed Doubles QF (Not before 2:00 pm) <br /> HUI, John / TONG, Ka-Po (HKG) vs. ZHU, Ben-Qiang / LI, Na (CHN) <br />5. Mixed Doubles QF (Not before 3:00 pm) <br /> KONDO, Hiroki / FUJIWARA, Rika (JPN) vs. LU, Yen-Hsun / HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) <br /> <br />Court 13 - 10:00 AM Start <br />1. Women's Singles QF (Starting at 10:00 am) <br /> FUJIWARA, Rika (JPN) vs. JEON, Mi-Ra (KOR) <br />2. Women's Singles QF (Not before 11:00) <br /> PRAKUSYA, Wynne (INA) vs. LIU, Nan-Nan (CHN) <br />3. Women's Doubles QF (Not before 12:30) <br /> CHOI, Young-Ja / JEON, Mi-Ra (KOR) vs. KUMAR, Sonya / LIMANTO, Agustine (SIN) <br />4. Women's Doubles QF (Not before 2:00 pm) <br /> WANG, I-Ting / WENG, Tzu-Ting (TPE) vs. PRAKUSYA, Wynne / SAWONDARI, Wukirasih (INA) <br />5. Mixed Doubles QF (Not before 3:00 pm) <br /> CHUNG, Hee-Seok / CHOI, Jin-Young (KOR) vs. TERACHI, Takahiro / OBATA, Saori (JPN) <br /> <br />Court 12 - 10:00 AM Start <br />1. Women's Singles QF (Starting at 10:00 am) <br /> INOUE, Haruka (JPN) vs. CHO, Yoon-Jeong (KOR) <br />2. Men's Singles 2R (Not before 11:00) <br /> LU, Yen-Hsun (TPE) vs. SUWANDI (INA) <br />3. Women's Doubles QF (Not before 12:30 pm) <br /> CHUANG, Chia-Jung / HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) vs. CHO, Yoon-Jeong / CHOI, Jin-Young (KOR) <br />4. Men's Doubles (Not before 2:00 pm) <br /> CHUNG, Hee-Seok / LEE, Hyung-Taik (KOR) vs. SHAHGHOLI, Anoosha / TAHERI, Akbar (IRI) <br /> <br />Court 11 - 10:00 AM Start <br />1. <br /> <br />2. Women's Doubles QF (Not before 11:00) <br /> LAM, Polly / TONG, Ka-Po (HKG) vs. LI, Na / LI, Ting (CHN) <br />3. Men's Doubles QF (Not before 12:30 pm) <br /> KUAN, Chu-Seak / LEI, Hou-In (MAC) vs. HUI, John / TONG, Melvin (HKG) <br />4. Men's Doubles QF (Not before 2:00 pm) <br /> CHENG, Wei-Jen / WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE) vs. KONDO, H / TERACHI, T (JPN) <br />5. Mixed Doubles QF (Not before 3:30 pm) <br /> WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo / CHUANG, Chia-Jung (TPE) SUWANDI / PRAKUSYA, W (INA)

Any match on any court may be moved


Dec 20th, 2001, 12:15 AM
Wouw Wynne will have to play THREE matches in one day <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

Dec 20th, 2001, 12:59 AM
The same goes for Su Wei, while she is only 15 and has already played 3 matches yesterday.

Dec 20th, 2001, 03:26 AM
Thanks for posting, Steveg. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Good luck to Mi-ra & Wynne. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

BTW,..where's danker? <br />He should have been here if he's OK. <br /> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Dec 20th, 2001, 03:47 AM
The Result Please ? Anybody knows....? <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

Dec 20th, 2001, 07:09 AM
Is it Delayed due to rain or what...?

Dec 20th, 2001, 07:13 AM
Eric, thanks for your message. danker is OK : he is presently on holidays and has therefore less time to connect <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> . I am sure however he is following the results with great interest.

For Spyro, you will have to be patient as results are posted only once a day on the official site : yesterday, there was nothing at 22:30 (Indonesia time) and I got the results when I woke up at 04:30...

So you will have to wait <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> . I have asked the webmaster of the Championships site to post results twice a day (early afternoon and in the evening) but I have received no reply <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> .

I also had called earlier my office in Hong Kong : it is cold but not rainy today. So I assume all matches are being played as scheduled.

[ December 20, 2001: Message edited by: Steveg ]</p>

Dec 20th, 2001, 07:58 AM
Oh ok, thanks SteveG, but i think they should post the result as often as possible.

Dec 20th, 2001, 08:32 AM
Local sport's newspaper in Thailand posted that Su-wei beated Saori Obata 6/3,7/5.

Congrats to Su-Wei, Hope you win the title. <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <br />Bad luck to Obata. Hope you de better next time. <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Dec 20th, 2001, 08:41 AM
if thats the case then WOW!!! what a good win to su-wei!

she should just about go all the way dont u reckon??? <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

bad luck saori! theres no shame in losing to su-wei! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 20th, 2001, 09:29 AM
Thanks for the result Jiro. No other result posted in your local newspapers? <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

For the pics, I have not sent to you because I know you have seen them already from your house computer. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Dec 20th, 2001, 09:33 AM
Here are some more results from Satusports.com (Spyro, you should know it already <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> ) :

Takao Suzuki (Jpn x5) bt Wang Yeu-tzuoo (Tpe) 7-5, 6-2 <br />Paradorn Srichaphan (Tha x2) bt Yoon Yong Il (Kor x7) 7-5, 6-2

Hsieh Su-wei (Tpe) bt Saori Obata (Jpn) 6-3, 7-5 <br />Jeon Mi-ra (Kor) bt Rika Fujiwara (Jpn x4) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 <br />Cho Yoon-jeong (Kor x3) bt Haruka Inoue (Jpn x8) 6-4, 7-5 <br />Wynne Prakusya (Ina x1) bt Liu Nan Nan (Chn) 6-3, 6-1

Dec 20th, 2001, 10:08 AM
Thanks Steveg,<br />I can see from my apartment.

BTW, Congrats to Su-Wei and Paradorn. I love to see both of them hold the title. <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Dec 20th, 2001, 10:40 AM
Yes, it is certainly an excellent performance from Su Wei and I hope she can make it to the final.

As from there, we'll see what happens <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> . Whoever her opponent is in final, it will be a tough match...

Wynne seems to be in great shape : 6/3 6/1 against Nan Nan is quite good. For reference, when she had won in Bali, Angelique had beaten Nan Nan in the first round 6/2 7/6 (7). Much tighter score.

There are besides these comments from the official site regarding the match against Ka Po

[quote] On an outside court, Hong Kong's Tong Ka Po battled top seed Wynne Prakusya of Indonesia for over three hours before losing in three sets 0-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Tong ran away with the first set before the Indonesian could get into a rhythm and , before long, Prakusya was handed a love set. The second and third sets were a complete different story.

Intense baseline exchanges were the norm as Prakusya began to gain the upperhand with deep, well-placed ground strokes into opposite corners of the court. She was leading Tong 5-2 when the Hong Kong number one gained the break back by winning a long deuce game and then held her own serves to level at 5-5. After holding serve comprehensively, Prakusya finally managed to break Tong again at 15 to win the second set 7-5.

Tong took the initiative in the final set by conjuring up with an early break but the tenacious Indonesian fought back to level at 3-3. After wasting the first of three break points in the seventh game, Tong broke Prakusya at 15 to lead 4-3, with local support gathering strength at courtside. But Tong failed to hold the advantage and Prakusya broke back at once to force a 4-4 tie.

In the next game, Tong hit monstrous winners from both flanks to force the top seed on the run and broke her again for a 5-4 lead. After a long deuce game Tong, instead of hitting what would have been an easy smash, attempted a forehand drive volley that hit the bottom of the net. A potential match point turned into a break point opportunity for the Indonesian and Tong duly hit a double fault on the next point to lose her serve and trailed 6-5. The world 89th-ranked Prakusya tightened the screws and held serve to love to take the final set 7-5.<br /> <hr></blockquote>

Must have been a very interesting match!

Martian KC
Dec 20th, 2001, 01:17 PM
Congrats Su-Wei, Wynne, Yoon-Jeong, and Mi-Ra!!! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Dec 20th, 2001, 02:30 PM
Are they getting any television coverage in HongKong?

A pity/shame the local newspapers aren't even giving brief reports or results of the event!

Dec 20th, 2001, 03:13 PM
Results have just been posted :

Women's quarter finals :

1. PRAKUSYA Wynne (INA) d. LIU Nan-Nan (CHN) 6/3 6/1<br />7. JEON Mi-RA (KOR) d. 4. FUJIWARA Rika (JPN) 5/7 6/2 6/3

3. CHO Yoon-Jeong (KOR) d. 8. INOUE Haruka (JPN) 6/3 6/1<br />5. HSIEH Su-Wei (TPE) d. 2. OBATA Saori (JPN) 6/3 7/5

Dec 20th, 2001, 03:18 PM
Men's results :

2nd round :

LU Yen-Hsun (TPE) d. 8. SUWANDI (INA) 6/2 6/4

(I had announced the winner of the match already last Wesdnesday to my coatch. He did not believe me at that time <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> )

<br />Men's quarter finals :

1. LEE Hyung-Taik (KOR) vs. 6. TERACHI Takahiro (JPN)<br />4. KUTSENKO Vadim (UZB) vs. LU Yen-Hsun (TPE)

5. SUZUKI Takao (JPN) d. WANG Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE) 7/5 6/2<br />2. SRICHAPHAN Paradorn (THA) d. 7. YOON Yong-II (KOR) 7/5 6/2

Dec 20th, 2001, 03:23 PM
Women's doubles results - Quarter finals :

1. CHOI, Young-Ja / JEON, Mi-Ra (KOR) d. KUMAR, Sonya / LIMANTO, Agustine (SIN) 6/0 6/1<br />PRAKUSYA, Wynne / SAWONDARI, Wukirasih (INA) d. 4. WANG, I-Ting /WENG, Tzu-Ting (TPE) 6/4 6/2

3. CHO, Yoon-Jeong / CHOI, Jin-Young (KOR)d. CHUANG, Chia-Jung / HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) 7/5 6/2<br />2. LI, Na / LI, Ting (CHN) d. LAM, Po-Kuen / TONG, Ka-Po (HKG) 6/3 6/2

Sorry Gorecki : the score is a repeat <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> .

[ December 20, 2001: Message edited by: Steveg ]</p>

Martian KC
Dec 20th, 2001, 03:26 PM
I can not believe Yeu-Tzuoo lost to Takao!!! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> Too bad for Su-Wei and Chia-Jung too! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Dec 20th, 2001, 03:28 PM
Mixed doubles - Quarter Finals :

1. KONDO, Hiroki / FUJIWARA, Rika (JPN) d. LU, Yen-Hsun / HSIEH Su-Wei (TPE) 2/6 6/2 6/3<br />ZHU, Ben-Qiang / LI, Na (CHN) d. 3. HUI, John / TONG, Ka-Po (HKG) 7/6(7) 7/5

CHUNG, Hee-Seok / CHOI, Jin-Young (KOR) d. 4. TERACHI, Takahiro / OBATA, Saori (JPN) 7/6(4) 6/2<br />WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo / CHUANG, Chia-Jung (TPE) d. 2. SUWANDI / PRAKUSYA, Wynne (INA) 5/7 6/1 6/1

Dec 20th, 2001, 03:33 PM
Well Su Wei lost in Women's and Mixed doubles. So She'll be able to focus on singles <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> .

Li Na retired in singles due to a shoulder injury but won in doubles finishing with "two huge serves". Don't know how she could pull such serves against a man with a shoulder injury <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> ???

Wynne has eventually lost in mixed doubles. The score tends to indicate she was quite tired. It is maybe not a bad thing as she is still in two draws at the same time (women's singles and doubles).

Dec 20th, 2001, 03:39 PM
<img src="smile.gif" border="0"> that's ok Steveg - our level is still way below the other Asian countries. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Dec 20th, 2001, 04:39 PM
Congrats to Wynne, Su-Wei, and Mi-Ra. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Dec 20th, 2001, 04:58 PM
Oh well, I guess she must've been too tired. <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> The singles is the most important anyways. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Randy H
Dec 20th, 2001, 05:15 PM
well done Wynne, Mi-Ra, and Su-Wei <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

hoping Mi-Ra can win this since I really want to see her in a slam again, but any of the 3 will do <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Dec 21st, 2001, 12:23 AM
Well done Wynne, well u lost in the mixed doubles, but its okay, u must be tired, but u still have ladies single and double to play.... <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

Dec 21st, 2001, 03:24 AM
Steveg : Thanks for answering. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br /> Hope that danker is having a wonderful holiday.

Well done, Mi-ra!

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Dec 21st, 2001, 04:28 AM
A couple of the local newspapers finally put out an AFP report on the event, mainly on Su-Wei beating Obata.

Su-Wei led 4-0 in the second set and her concentration wandered off a little bit.

The report says she's targetting a spot in the Top 50 next year.

[quote] As I'm only 15, the WTA restricted my tournaments in a year to right this year, but when i am 16 next month, I will be able to compete in 10 tournaments, which does not include the four Grand Slam events <hr></blockquote>