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Hyde'
Aug 15th, 2002, 02:08 AM
TAMMY ! TAMMY !

:wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :) ;) :D :hearts:

Hyde'
Aug 22nd, 2002, 01:08 PM
She was seeded 27 this time in the open !

Hope she can do well this tournament



Her record in Grand slam this year is good !
Aus Open 3rd
French 3rd
Wimby 4th
Us Open ---



let's make it 3rd or above ,TAMMY :)

TammysBigSis
Aug 29th, 2002, 04:25 AM
To see a great photo gallery of Tammy and Paradorn put together by various fans (mostly jirobkk!), join Tamarine's Yahoo! group.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/join

jirobkk has kindly put Daniela and Mikey (our niece and nephew) in the "Tammy Off Court" album.

Enjoy!

jirobkk
Aug 29th, 2002, 04:46 AM
Hi Rose,

It's great. You've already seen the album.
Yes, I just uploaded Daniela and Mikey photos last night.

Hope you have a good time with Tammy after she lost yesterday. :hearts: :hearts:

TammysBigSis
Oct 16th, 2002, 02:34 PM
Congrats to Tammy on the Asian Games silver medal. Rest up and capture the Pattaya trophy!!!!!!

jirobkk
Oct 17th, 2002, 10:29 AM
Hi Rose, :)

I'm so upset :sad: :sad: that Paradorn doesn't play Hopman Cup. You know I've already reserved an airticket and hotel for support them in Perth (because I've a long new year holiday).

Last year Tammy played an exhibition matches in Hong Kong. For this year I will ask her in Pattaya about her schedule during Hopman Cup. I will go to support her if she play Hong Kong, Gold Coast or Auckland.

Tammy withdrew from Linz because she want to keep her pinky rest and having well prepare for next coming Volvo Women's Open.

Can't wait to see her in Pattaya. I try to take her pictures for you and Dani, Mikey.

Hope Tammy will do better than last year.

:hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

Benny
Oct 17th, 2002, 11:59 AM
I hope Tammy can rest up well for Pattaya.
We all know she can hold the trophy there:D:D!
GO TAMMY:bounce:

TammysBigSis
Oct 21st, 2002, 06:36 AM
Hi, Khun J!

See you in Pattaya! I just booked my ticket and I arrive in Bangkok on the evening of 11/4. Hopefully I will be able to catch Tammy's first match.

In the meantime, enjoy these new photos. Tammy has great taste in baby clothes (pink Ralph Lauren dress). Doesn't Dani look like Tammy's baby photo?

TammysBigSis
Oct 21st, 2002, 06:37 AM
:hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss:

My two favourite girls in the world...

:wavey: :wavey: ;)

niratti
Oct 21st, 2002, 11:28 PM
:wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

Good Luck Tammy!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

jirobkk
Nov 1st, 2002, 04:14 PM
Hi Rose,

I would like to say sorry to you that I did not realize that you will visit Thailand until I saw your post today. I should reply you early but ..... sorry. ( I'm support Paradorn on computor LIVE score everyday and did not get into this forum until today.)

Welcome to Thailand, can't wait to see you in Pattaya. Tammy will be happy to know your visit.

I'm wondering if Tammy play first match on Monday 4 or 5 Tuesday. Hopefully she play on Tuesday 5 so that you can watch her match.

Do you directly go to Pattaya after arrive Bangkok or you stay one night in Bangkok ? I have 3 day off (4,5 and 7) and I drive by my own car to Pattaya everyday. If you don't mind you can go with me on 5 Tuesday.

Rose, don't speak English to me when we meet. (Japanese is OK hahaha !!!) I hope you don't forget Thai. Looking forward to see you there.

Once again thank you for lovely Dani's photos.

Take care,
Jiro

PS : my phone number is 02-7218207

Rising Sun
Dec 9th, 2002, 05:32 PM
Tammy hasn't entered any tournaments prior to the Aus Open. :eek:

I'm quite worried, because she has a whole pile of points coming off from Canberra, let alone the events following that. :sad:

Anyway, hopefully 2003 will be an awesome year for her. :cool:

Benny
Dec 11th, 2002, 06:07 AM
Yeh, what is with that?

She isn't in the exibition in Hong Kong, or the Hopman Cup, or the Canberra tournament???

I think it would be wise to defend her Canberra points? Maybe she wants to rest up though.

Anyway, GO TAMMY IN 2003:D

jirobkk
Dec 11th, 2002, 03:14 PM
As far as I know her first tournament is Sydney and she has committed to play Sydney right before Aus Open. I think we have to wait until the official Entry List in the website come out. ( At this moment her name is not appeared in the list. )

She told me ( at Pattaya ) that last year she played Canberra because she has to play qualify in Sydney. And she hope she can get into the main draw for this time.

Hope she can get into the main draw in Sydney because there are a few players did not play such as Williams sisters, Martina, Dokic.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/Tammy%20Off%20Court/Tamarine-serve.jpg

GO Tammy GO !!!!!!!! :wavey: :wavey:

Rising Sun
Dec 13th, 2002, 06:01 PM
If Tammy did enter Sydney, she certainly didn't do it on time. :sad:

She'll most likely have to play qualies, since the cutoffs are even higher than this year. :(

Curtis F
Dec 14th, 2002, 05:46 PM
I wish Tammy the best in 2003. I really want to see her win Birmingham or Eastbourne and get to the Wimbledon quarters or better. :)

jirobkk
Dec 15th, 2002, 04:15 AM
Tammy said she will leave for Sydney on 25 or 26 Dec and if she could not get into the main draw in Sydney (she is now number 3 in qualify list) she will ask for a wild cards in Canberra when the time comes.

Good luck Tammy. :) :) :)

jirobkk
Dec 18th, 2002, 08:38 AM
Tammy's going to change her racket from Prince to Wilson. Yesterday she went to Wilson Sport and got back a new racket for testing.

:wavey: :hearts: :wavey:

Steveg
Dec 18th, 2002, 10:08 AM
Hi Jiro :wavey: . Do you know which Wilson she'll be using? I changed some months ago from Prince Rebel to Wilson ProStaff 7.1 and am very happy with the change :) .

Tammy was playing however with a Prince Triple Threat Graphite.

jirobkk
Dec 18th, 2002, 03:34 PM
Hi Steveg,
Let me check !!!
My friend in Wilson Sport will tell me.

Benny
Dec 21st, 2002, 06:18 AM
Wow, does this mean Tammy is no longer sponsored by Prince? I hope this is a good change for her:D

jirobkk
Dec 22nd, 2002, 03:56 AM
She said she has commited to play both of Gold Coast and Sydney ealier before but she could not found her name in the main draw list at Gold Coast and in qualify list at Sydney.

WTA informed her that they forgot to put her name in to the list.:mad: :sad: :mad: Tammy asked for all responsibility from WTA. She said WTA should take full responsibility to give her a main draw wildcards and now she is waiting for the answer.

Steveg
Dec 22nd, 2002, 06:43 AM
I usually do not post on holidays ;) . Jiro, Tammy certainly knows the rules in that case :

18. Administrative Error on Acceptance Lists

a. Player Omitted

If an administrative error has been made in a Tournament player acceptance list resulting in a player being omitted from the list, the player will be placed at the top of the Next-In Lists for Main Draw and/or Qualifying based on the appropriate ranking used for player movement.

I hope she will be accepted in the main draw at Gold Coast :)

jirobkk
Dec 22nd, 2002, 07:57 AM
Thank Steveg.

Hope they consider that way.

jirobkk
Dec 24th, 2002, 09:18 AM
Tammy's 2003 year schedule :

1. Dec 30 Uncle Tobys Hardcourt - Gold Coast, AUS (Tier 3, HO)
2. Jan 6 adidas International - Sydney (Tier2, HO) or Canberra Womenís Classic - Canberra (Tier 5, HO)
3. Jan 13 Australian Open - Melbourne, AUS (Grand Slam, HO)
4. Jan 27 Toray Pan Pacific Open - Tokyo, JPN (Tier 1, CI)
5. Feb 3 Hyderabad, India (Tier 4 HO)
6. Feb 10 Qatar Total FinaElf Open - Doha, QAT (Tier 3, HO)
7. Feb 17 Dubai Duty Free Womenís Open - Dubai, UAE (Tier 2, HO)
8. Mar 3 Pacific Life Open - Indian Wells, CA, USA (Tier 1, HO)
9. Mar 17 NASDAQ-100 Open - Miami, FL, USA (Tier 1, HO)
10. Mar 31 Sarasota Clay Court Classic - Sarasota, FL, USA (Tier 4, GCO)
11. Apr 7 The Family Circle Cup - Charleston, SC, USA (Tier 1, GCO)
12. May 12 Telecom Italia Masters - Rome, ITA (Tier 1, RCO)
13. May 19 Internationaux de Strasbourg - Strasbourg, FRA (tier 3, RCO)
14. May 26 Roland Garros - Paris, FRA (Grand Slam, RCO)
15. Jun 9 DFS Classic - Birmingham, GBR (Tier 3, GO)
16. Jun 16 Britannic Asset Management Intíl Championships - Eastbourne, GBR (Tier 2, GO)
17. Jun 23 The Championships - Wimbledon, GBR (Grand Slam, GO)
18. Aug 4 JP Morgan Chase Open presented by Audi - Los Angeles, CA, USA (Tier 2, HO)
19. Aug 11 Coupe Rogers AT&T Cup - Toronto, CAN (Tier 1, HO)
20. Aug 18 Pilot Pen Tennis presented by Michelob Light - New Haven, CT, USA (Tier 2, HO)
21. Aug 25 US Open - Flushing Meadows, NY, USA (Grand Slam, HO)
22. Sep 8 Wismilak International Bali - Bali, INA (Tier 3, HO)
23. Sep 15 Shanghai - Shanghai, CHN (Tier 2, HO)
24. Sep 22 Sparkassen Cup Intíl Damen Tennis Grand Prix - Leipzig, GER (Tier 2, SI)
25. Sep 29 Ladies Kremlin Cup - Moscow, RUS (Tier 1, SI)
26. Oct 6 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix - Filderstadt, GER (Tier 2, HI)
27. Oct 13 Swisscom Challenge - Zurich, SUI (Tier 1, HI)
28. Oct 20 Generali Ladies Linz presented by Bank Austria Creditanstalt - Linz, AUT (Tier 2, HI)
29. Nov 3 Volvo Womenís Open - Pattaya City, THA (Tier 5, HO)

She said she has confident playing indoor surface. That is the reason why she add more indoor tournament than usual.

Good luck Tamarine, we are all behind you.

:wavey: :hearts: :wavey:

jirobkk
Dec 25th, 2002, 03:56 PM
Hi Jiro . Do you know which Wilson she'll be using?

Tammy now is testing Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3. If I'm not wrong, Angie's also using this racket.

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

jirobkk
Dec 27th, 2002, 06:00 AM
Since the contract with Prince was over, starting from 2003, Tammy's changed to use Wilson racket, Hyper Hammer 4.3 and wear Lotto.

The contract with Wilson will be only 2 years. She said she appreciated very much with new racket.

GO Tammy GO. :wavey: :hearts: :wavey:

Rising Sun
Dec 27th, 2002, 07:13 AM
Thanks for the news, Jiro. :wavey:

I'm looking forward to seeing Tammy with her "Lotto" gear. :hearts:

BTW, Tammy's name isn't on the commitments for Doha! :eek:
Instead, her name's on the lists for Hyderabad and Antwerp. I hope the WTA hasn't made another mistake. :fiery:

V.Melb
Dec 28th, 2002, 09:18 AM
Thanks for all your news Jiro. I think the prince clothes were ugly.....so i look forward to seeing tammy in lotto. :) :) :)

jirobkk
Dec 28th, 2002, 10:11 AM
According to her whole year schedule, I think Tammy changed her mind to skip Hyderabad and play Doha instead. I'm so upset to know that she also skip Japan Open because she want to play more indoor tournament. The reason why I'm so upset because I promiss her that I will be supporting her and Paradorn, Danai in Japan Open at Tokyo next year. :sad: :sad:

Hello V.Melb :wavey:

I'm in Perth now. Today I met many players in Hopman Cup and I gonna to post some pictures in Hopman Cup forum. Could you please post Tammy photo with her new racket and Lotto if you have chance. Thank you. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Rising Sun
Dec 28th, 2002, 04:01 PM
Vixen, that's true. ;)
Prince didn't do her justice. I remember Anke Huber used to wear Lotto, but I don't know any other player wearing Lotto at the moment. Tammy's now an ambassador for Lotto. ;)

Hi Jiro :wavey:
It's good news that Tammy decided to go to Doha to defend her final points. I think Tammy really wants to go for "it" next year, so hopefully she made the right decision to play in Europe instead of Asia. :)

Benny
Jan 1st, 2003, 12:10 PM
Tammy lost to Garbin 6-7 3-6:sad:

Hopefully, Tammy can play well in Sydney, where I hopefully will get to see her play!

Good Luck in 2003 Tammy!:kiss:

jirobkk
Jan 2nd, 2003, 05:20 AM
I just add the week of 3 Feb Hyderabad, India into her schedule.

Sorry for that.

Hello Benny, :wavey:

In Sydney, Don't forget to say "Hello" to Tammy and Paradorn on my behalf. :kiss: :hearts: Tell them "Jiro wish them all the best of luck" They both know me in person.

Thank you. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Benny
Jan 2nd, 2003, 11:47 PM
No worries Jiro, :D! I am sure Tammy and Paradorn will be happy to hear from you.

I am going on the Tuesday, but I will also go on the Sunday or the Monday, depending on which day Tammy plays.
Can't wait:D:D!

Rising Sun
Jan 3rd, 2003, 04:32 PM
It is confirmed that Tammy received a WC for the maindraw. I really hope she's capable of defending the points she earned from Canberra last year. :)

jirobkk
Jan 4th, 2003, 01:40 AM
:wavey: :hearts: :wavey:

Benny
Jan 4th, 2003, 08:44 AM
I am going on Monday and Tuesday, so I should get to see Tammy's Round 1 match atleast, hopefully even her round 2 match if she makes it:D!

Rising Sun
Jan 4th, 2003, 11:19 AM
If Tammy wins her 1st rd, she'll play Daniela Hantuchova. :hearts:

What an interesting match that will be! However, 1st rd first. ;)

jirobkk
Jan 4th, 2003, 11:21 AM
Hey Benny,
Tammy play double tomorrow.

Shouldn't you go tomorrow ?

jirobkk
Jan 10th, 2003, 02:52 AM
Some parts of the top half of the draw :

Serena Williams USA (1) vs Emilie Loit FRA
Martina Sucha SVK vs Els Callens BEL
Alina Jidkova RUS vs Laura Granville USA
Tamarine Tanasugarn THA (26) vs Maureen Drake CAN

:) :) :) If she pass the first round she peobably play Granville USA or Jidkova RUS.

Do your best Tamarine, Serena is waiting in 3rd. :wavey:

Benny
Jan 11th, 2003, 01:06 AM
I think Tammy will make round 3, but we can't get ahead of ourselves. I hope she can really play her best against Serena.

Go Tammy:D:D:D:D:bounce:

Shine On Silver Moon
Jan 11th, 2003, 03:23 AM
Breezy for Tammy up to 3rd round then the real test is there! Drake is in no contest against Tammy in 1st R...I think, Tammy will face Granville in 2nd R...Laura is more consistent than Alina...Good luck, Tammy!!!:) :cool: :D :wavey:

jirobkk
Jan 14th, 2003, 04:11 PM
http://photos.wtastarz.com/data/522/262tammy_1-4.jpg

http://photos.wtastarz.com/data/522/12003-panpacific16.jpg

http://photos.wtastarz.com/data/522/12003-ausopen210.jpg

Shine On Silver Moon
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:48 AM
Tammy...you are my last hope in singles as rep of ASIA!!! So, be there and be a fighter against Serena! Good luck laways, Tammy dear!:) :cool: :D :bounce: :wavey:

jirobkk
Jan 18th, 2003, 04:18 AM
:sad: :sad:

Better luck next time Tammy.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/Tammy%207.jpg

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/Tammy%208.jpg

jirobkk
Jan 21st, 2003, 04:52 PM
Tammy's already back home and gave an interview that she was happy with her performance in AUS Open this year. Her next tournament is Toray Pan Pacific Open - Tokyo. She also will be able to play Fed Cup, Asia/Oceania Group 1 which will be held in top of March.

:hearts: :wavey: :hearts:

Rising Sun
Jan 21st, 2003, 05:58 PM
That's great news to hear that Tammy will be playing Fed Cup this year. :hearts:

I'm hoping Suchanan can compete this year also. :)

V.Melb
Jan 21st, 2003, 09:49 PM
Tammy is going to slaughter if she plays Fed Cup. :o .... oh well....good for her confidence. :)
Suchie and Tammy would be a tough team. :)
GO TAMARINE! :D

jirobkk
Jan 22nd, 2003, 06:30 AM
Should be Tammy, Suchanan, Napaporn and Prariyawan. :hearts:

V.Melb : :wavey:
Suchanan's nick name is "Jan"
Napaporn = Robbie
Prariyawan = Tang-Mo (It mean watermelon :drool: :lick: )

Rising Sun
Jan 25th, 2003, 02:40 PM
Tammy's certainly going to be a busy lady the next few weeks:
* Tokyo
* Hyderabad
* Doha
* Dubai
Plenty of points to defend, but I hope she just takes one match at a time. :cool:

BTW Jiro, do you know Chattida, Montinee & Thassha's nicknames? :confused:

Steveg
Jan 25th, 2003, 03:08 PM
I like the nickname Suchie though. It sounds very Japanese :D .

Steveg
Jan 25th, 2003, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by V.Melb
Tammy is going to slaughter if she plays Fed Cup. :o:D If only it could entice Ai to play for Japan. This would give some very interesting matches :) .

jirobkk
Jan 26th, 2003, 05:06 AM
Hi danker,
Chattida's nick name is Pak Pow (It means globfish)
Montinee = Ploy (It means gem, precious stone, jewel, sapphire)
Thassha = Gift
Wilawan = May
Pichaya = Pink
Pichittra = Mam

:hearts: :wavey: :hearts:

Hi Steveg,
How are you ?
Glad to know Mi-ra won 2nd round qualify in Tokyo today. Congratulation, hope she can qualify. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Steveg
Jan 26th, 2003, 05:12 AM
Hi Jiro, everything's fine. Thanks :) . I hope it's the same for you ;) .

Thanks for the nicknames. I'll make use of them in case some Thai players come in Hochiminh City in April. It is however very close to the Fed Cup tie in Japan :sad: . Do you know if anyone has plans to come in Vietnam this year :confused: .

Rising Sun
Jan 27th, 2003, 04:36 PM
Thank you Jiro :wavey:

I wonder how most Thai people get nicknames? Do they choose themselves, or does somebody else choose for them? :confused:

jirobkk
Jan 28th, 2003, 06:07 AM
Sometime they choose themselves but most of them were choosen by their parents. And you know we are using nickname if we know each other. It's so strange if people call their kids or their friends with the real name. Of course we use the real name in business or if you don't know each other before. (Because we have to respect each other.)

Some addition nickname

Paradorn Srichaphan = Ball
Danai Udomchoke = Pik
Tamarine Tanasugarn = Tammy (Thai people never call her Tamarine Tanasugarn. And she will be happy if you call her Tammy when you meet her.)

:hearts: :wavey: :hearts:

Shine On Silver Moon
Jan 28th, 2003, 08:53 AM
Tammy...Great win today! You are certainly better player...Now, focus on playing 2nd round then you will meet Dokic...Bravo Tammy!!!:cool: :wavey: :bounce: :kiss:

TammysBigSis
Jan 30th, 2003, 08:41 AM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Congrats on your hard-earned win over Silvia today, Tammy!

Now do your best against Davey! ;)

Shine On Silver Moon
Jan 30th, 2003, 09:12 AM
Yup, I had typpo error as I wrote Dokic in my last post...Ooops!!!:o :p

Great win today, Tammy and um sure you will much better tomorrow against Lindsy...So, give it a shot!!! Choke dee...:) :D :cool: :wavey: :bounce: :kiss:

Benny
Jan 30th, 2003, 09:22 AM
Two good wins for Tammy in this tournament - MAKE IT 3 TAMMY:bounce:

Good Luck against Lindsay:D:D!

adlysha babalu
Jan 30th, 2003, 10:29 AM
good luck 'tammy' against lindsay..play ur best

danai udomchoke: pik? ehehe..sounds weird ehh..what does it mean in thai..??

jirobkk
Feb 1st, 2003, 06:01 AM
To see a great photo gallery of Tammy(her new outfit and new racquet in AO 2003 and PPO 2003) and Paradorn put together mostly by me, please join Tamarine's Yahoo! group.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/join

Directly go to Photos/Files where you can see lof of Tammy and Paradorn's pics. Hope all of you enjoy seeing photo album. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Tammy's playing great tennis from the begining of this year. She just changed her new racquet to Wilson Hyper Hammer 4.3 and also wearing Lotto.

She reached the 3rd round of AO 2003 (lost to Serena) and In PPO 2003, defeated Silvia Farina in 2nd round before lost to Lindsay in QF in a very tough match 5-7,7-6(3) yesterday.

Hope Tammy continue playing this great from to win her first title in this year.

:wavey: :kiss: :wavey:

jirobkk
Feb 8th, 2003, 04:01 PM
Tammy just won her first WTA title in India Open 2003, defeating Iroda Tulyaganova 6-4,6-4.

Hope this is the first title of many more to come.

The red top always bring you a good luck. Hope you wear many more.

http://photos.wtastarz.com/data/522/12003-gazdefrance32.jpg

http://photos.wtastarz.com/data/522/262tamarine_2-1.jpg

http://photos.wtastarz.com/data/522/262tamarine_1-1.jpg

http://photos.wtastarz.com/data/522/262tammy_23-1.jpg

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Shine On Silver Moon
Feb 9th, 2003, 05:07 AM
Great Work and you showed such strong determination! You deserved this title and it has been a long time to wait! Good for you, your family and your fans especially Thai people! Congrats! And it is good for SE Asia...in 3 years we have 3 WTA titles from this region! 2 from Angie and one from you! Um sure, Angie & you will add more...:D :wavey:

For Doha, Tammy has an easy draw and um sure she can go all the way into SF where she may face Myskina and indeed she has a big chance to win over Nastya and she will be in final again for 2 years and 2 weeks in a row!!! Come on, Tammy...:wavey: :bounce: :kiss:

adlysha babalu
Feb 9th, 2003, 05:45 AM
congrats tammy over ur victory in india open..u had tried ur very best and at last i would say that u DESERVED it!!! keep the asian spirit alive along with angie yeah!!!

jirobkk
Feb 13th, 2003, 12:45 AM
http://www.wtatour.com/assets/story_image/BigGroupCeremony021002.jpg
(Qatar Total FinaElf Open - Doha)
Conchita Martinez, Elena Likhovtseva, Tamarine Tanasugarn, Anastasia Myskina, Monica Seles and Martina Navratilova in traditional Arabic dress

jirobkk
Feb 15th, 2003, 03:21 AM
Good news :hearts:

LTAT (Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand) has annonced today that they will be arranging " congratulation party" for celebrating Tammy's WTA first title. The party will be held after Tammy come back from Dubai. :hearts: They've also announced that they will assign Khun Panomkorn Patchuenin (Tammy's coach) to be coach of Thai team for next coming Federation Cup which will be held in Japan during 21-27 April. :hearts:

Glad to know Tammy will play Federation Cup. It seems like we will have Tammy, Jan(Suchanan), Robbie(Napaporn) for the Thai team. :hearts:

Tammy is now in Dubai and ready for next week Dubai Open.

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Rising Sun
Feb 15th, 2003, 06:03 PM
Thanks Jiro for the great news :bounce:

I'm so glad Tammy's getting the recognition she deserves. :D
I'm also sure she'll be pleased with the coaching arrangements for Fed Cup. ;) I heard she was unhappy with it a couple of years back. :sad:

jirobkk
Feb 16th, 2003, 04:57 AM
The proudest person when Tamarine Tanasugarn won her maiden WTA title was her father and former coach Virachai.
:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/VeerachaiTammy.jpg

Tamarine's father and former coach, Virachai, pictured with his daughter.
One man who hasn't been able to stop smiling since Thailand's top female tennis star Tamarine Tanasugarn won her maiden WTA title at the Indian Open last Saturday is her father and former coach Virachai.

A former national basketball player, his recollections of placing a tennis racket in his fourth daughter's hands when she was just five are still fresh.

He began grooming her actively as a tennis player when she was a 13-year-old and by the age of 16 she was already competing in tournaments in the United States where she was born.

A diehard Jimmy Connors fan since his early days, Virachai proudly says he taught all of his five children to play tennis the Connors way.

Virachai travelled with Tamarine as her coach and manager in her early years on the WTA Tour, but that partnership came to an end five years ago.

``I am thrilled to bits for her,'' said Virachai in an exclusive interview with the Post.

``We had waited for this victory for such a long time. Even though I have not been directly involved with her career for a while now, it doesn't mean that I don't follow her progress on the circuit.

``I would, however, like to set the record straight about Thai media reports that she fired me due to reasons involving money. The fact of the matter is that yes, she did fire me from my position as coach. But it was only because she wanted to stand on her own two feet. She felt that it was time to change coaches.''

In a conversation between the two, Tamarine told him that it was time for her to take control of her own career and that he should comply with her wishes.

Virachai, who brought up his children in a Western environment, doesn't hold any grudges against her for making this decision.

However he dismissed reports that their relationship had become strained since then, adding that she calls him often to ask advice about her tennis career.

Over the past five years, Virachai has kept a low profile and currently spends his time coaching about 30 children near his home.

The former lawyer turned tennis coach credits Paradorn Srichaphan's recent success for helping his daughter end her nine-year title drought.

After losing in four finals, Tamarine drew strength from her counterpart's determination and success and finally she was triumphant, said Virachai proudly.

Paradorn turned professional two years after Tamarine and his phenomenal success got her thinking about why things weren't working out for her, says Virachai, who once owned a Thai restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard.

Asked if he was afraid that Tamarine was on the decline after being consistently ranked in the top 30 in the world for years, Virachai said: ``I have always told her that as long as she got a title under her belt, she has the chance of breaking into the top 20.

``A number of players who came after her have already passed her. So I believe this title has come at a very appropriate moment. I was beginning to despair because she isn't getting any younger.

``As her former coach, I can guarantee that she is a fighter and go-getter,'' said the proud father.

Asked to comment on Tamarine's present coach Panomkorn Pladcheunil, Virachai said that while he didn't want his remarks to sound like sour grapes, in his opinion this former national player didn't have much to offer as a coach _ up to Tammy's triumph in Hyderabad.

From the start, Virachai's reservations about Panomkorn taking over the reigns as coach was that he didn't have much of a portfolio in terms of training professional athletes.

The problems between father and daughter began when Virachai showed his displeasure over Panomkorn's insistence in changing Tamarine's serve to resemble that of Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic. This, in Virachai's opinion, only made things worse for his daughter on the court up until this year when she went back to using her previous service action.

Every coach has their own style, he said, but it is not wise to totally overhaul a player's game. But Virachai adds that all's well that ends well, and so he just hopes that his daughter will go from strength to strength.

What Tamarine needs to do now is work on getting more power into her shots, Virachai believes.

``One of her biggest drawbacks is that she is lazy about running and working out. If she can conquer this issue there will be no stopping her.''

Virachai, however, admits that he misses not being on the Tour with his daughter.

``My time on the Tour with Tamarine was one of the happiest of my life.

``I used to look after everything, from being her manager to her cook. It was tough, but we both enjoyed it a lot.

``I feel that if I was still her coach I could have helped her to break into the top 10. Without sounding boastful, or making comparisons between myself and Chanachai, Paradorn's father, I honestly feel I had much more to give her as coach.''
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From local newspaper :
http://www.bangkokpost.com/Sports/16Feb2003_sport25.html

Benny
Feb 16th, 2003, 09:00 AM
Lol, I was just coming here to post that story. Its an interesting read:D.

GO TAMMY IN DUBAI:D:bounce:

TammysBigSis
Feb 18th, 2003, 12:12 AM
There are several inaccuracies in the article that I spotted...

Tammy is Virachai's 3rd daughter (he has 3 girls and 2 boys)--maybe the Post means "4th born"; the restaurant was in Hollywood, but on Western Avenue (I should know after many years of waiting tables there!); Tammy started playing a long time before she was 5 (I'd say 2 1/2 or 3 was the first time she picked up a racket, but maybe 5 was the first time she had a whole workout by herself); grooming Tammy for tennis LONG, LONG before she was 13!

I don't know about all the other stuff, especially about Paradorn's success being a factor in Tammy's own success. I believe every player has his/her own timetable, and some are just late bloomers. I do know that my dad was very upset about changes made to Tammy's playing style, especially her serve. As the article said, we were trained in the basics and had very good textbook technique, but under Panomkorn, Tammy's strokes have become a bit more unorthodox and unreliable. However, Tammy seems to have made those changes work for her. I hope she will work on consistency and make her way back into the Top 20 to stay.

jirobkk
Feb 18th, 2003, 05:01 AM
Hi Rose,
Thanks for your correction.
I really didn't know the story in the above article before. And I don't care. Now I'm happy to see her improvement after Pattaya last year.

My friend from Japan just sent me video tapes of Tammy VS Farina and Tammy VS Davenport matches in PPO 2003. Tammy's impressed me a lot as she has fighting spirit (as your Dad said), she was down 6-7,1-3 against Farina. Then she cut down unforced error, her confident was back (she shout C'mon many times when she won on important points) and played great tennis to beated Farina in 3 sets(6-7,7-5,6-1). Tammy also continued playing well against Lindsay in QF. She served well and hit so many winner especially running forehand down the line.

I have no doubt that she has confident and playing well on fast court. And I'm happy to know that she has committed to play more indoor tournament after the US Open. (She decide to skip this year Japan Open.)

I'm still waiting for the tape of final match between Tammy VS Iroda in Indian Open 2003 which I asked Dhruv to send it to me. Now Dhruv is working on it for me. Of course I won't forget to send the video tape to your Dad as well.

Benny
Feb 21st, 2003, 06:23 AM
Tammy beat Widjaja in a comeback 5-7 7-5 6-4:bounce: in rd 1,
but in rd 2 she fell to Myskina 3-6 2-6.

Tammy has an 11-6 win loss this year(if you include Gold Coast, played the 30th of December:confused: ).
Hopefully Tammy can win some more big matches and burst back into the top 20:D

Good Luck in your next tourney Tammy:bounce::kiss:

jirobkk
Feb 22nd, 2003, 04:11 AM
Tammy has arrived in Bangkok yesterday morning and gave an interview that she was proud carrying the first title which she won at the Indian Open in Hyderabad two weeks ago.

More detail in Thai local newspaper in the links below. ( Rose or Khun Nicky2002 !! I need your help !!! It would be great if you could translate to English if time is available.)

http://www.siamsport.co.th/25460221-072.html
http://www.matichon.co.th/matichon/matichon.php?s_tag=01spo04220246&show=1&sectionid=0114&day=2003/02/22

Some pics of Tammy and her coach (K. Panomkorn Pladchuenil).

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/Indian%20Open%202003/Tammy%2014.jpg http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/Indian%20Open%202003/Tammy%2013.jpg
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/Indian%20Open%202003/Tammy%2011.jpg

Vut
Feb 24th, 2003, 10:12 AM
Good Luck to TAMMY :):):)

jirobkk
Feb 26th, 2003, 04:33 AM
Tammy gave an interview on Local TV on 24 Feb.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/Tammy%20Interview/Tammy%201.jpg http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/Tammy%20Interview/Tammy%202.jpg
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/Tammy%20Interview/Tammy%203.jpg http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/Tammy%20Interview/Tammy%204.jpg

Benny
Feb 26th, 2003, 10:14 AM
Thanks for the pics Jiro, Tammy looks great:hearts:

bilbo
Feb 26th, 2003, 11:01 AM
This is the first time when i join this thread
P'Jiro
you are Fan Phan Tae Of Tammy
Thank you for sharing Tammy's news

Good Luck to Tammy all the tournaments in this year

jirobkk
Feb 26th, 2003, 05:14 PM
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/Indian%20Open%202003/Tammy%2019-1.jpg
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/Indian%20Open%202003/Tammy%2018-1.jpg
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/Indian%20Open%202003/Tammy%2017-1.jpg

See more Tammy's photo gallery of Indian Open 2003. please join Tamarine's Yahoo! group.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/join

Directly go to Files/Photos where you can see lof of Tammy and Paradorn's pics. Hope all of you enjoy seeing photo album.

Wasdee Khun bilbo,
Happy to know you are coming here. :hearts:

TammysBigSis
Feb 27th, 2003, 01:25 AM
Thanks for the links, Khun Jiro!

"Tamarine Arrives Back in Thailand in Full Glory After Winning First Title" [or something like that!]

"Tammy" Tamarine Tanasugarn, Thai slugger, along with "Coach Tum" Panomkorn Pladchurnil, arrived back in Thailand along with her first ever professional singles trophy from the Indian Open which she won two weeks ago. The Thai girl was extremely pleased with her first victory after struggling over 9 years to get her fitness level ready for week-in and week-out performance on the tour while "Coach Tum" stated that Tammy's game has improved, but she still needs to work on her fitness.

After losing to Russian star and world number 11 Anastasia Myskina in the second round of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Women's Open in Dubai, UAE, "Tammy" Tamarine Tanasugarn, Thai tennis player and world number 32, along with Coach Panomkorn Pladchurnil arrived back in Thailand safely on Thai Airways flight TG 518 at 8.10 a.m. on February 21.

The number 1 Thai player stated upon her return that she was very pleased to be able to win her first title at the Indian Open two weeks ago after trying many times during the 9 years since she turned pro. She has matured as a professional woman tennis player and has proven to herself and her coach that her efforts to improve her form and style of play have helped her to succeed. (Her victory) and changes in her routine clearly show that besides improved physical fitness, her mental game has become much stronger than usual. She has not only improved her strokes, but has also improved her ability to adjust her game during a match which is an important starting point. She definitely won't rest on her laurels, and will continue to try to make progress in her rankings and further fine-tune aspects of her game in order to get better results. While not able to say exactly what results she will achieve in the future or how high her rankings will go, she just wants to enjoy competing and do the best that she can.

Before Tammy can reach her goals, she said that she still has to work on many things, especially to get her strength up to the level where she can compete and perform consistently from week to week, which has been a problem in the past. She will use her time in Thailand (about 10 days) to rest before traveling to America where she plans to participate in 4 tournaments, including the Pacific Life Open in California, the Nasdaq-100 in Miami, the Sarasota Clay Court Classic in Sarasota, and the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.

The Thai tennis star said that she would see how she feels physically and may withdraw from some events in order to not overtax herself, build confidence and achieve the best results possible. Among the 4 events she committed to in America, she is definitely going to play the first two tournaments, but may forego the latter two to conserve her energy and instead train in Thailand, especially since she will be representing Thailand in the Fed Cup at the end of April.

Panomkorn Pladchurnil, personal coach of the Thai star, said that Tammy has matured a lot in her thinking and analysis (of opponents), and has become more responsible about motivating herself to practice without his having to push her like before, which has allowed her to make many changes for herself. Most evident is the improvement in her physical fitness and physique, but many improvements have also come in her style of play and technique, especially her net game, but there are still many adjustments to be made, for example drop shots, and becoming more consistent, an evident weakness shown by her past inability to reach the latter rounds week after week. This is especially important given the rapid rise of many Russian shooting stars who are both consistent and dangerous opponents. While Tammy is in Thailand, she will be working in the gym and running to develop her muscles. As for (game no court????? Help, Khun Jiro or Nicky!), there is no reason to worry about it anymore.

After winning her first title, Tammy has many T.V. appearances lined up (to begin with, shows like "House No. 5," "This is Thailand"), which are being coordinated by Pentangle Promotions. Pentangle will reconfirm with Tammy to see which shows she can appear on for interviews.

[Whew!] Khun Jiro & Nicky--please feel to correct me!

TammysBigSis
Feb 27th, 2003, 02:14 AM
"Superball" The Loser in Round Two

"Superball" Paradorn Srichaphan, world number 13, was unable to get past world number 74 Mardy Fish of the US and lost in the 2nd round of the $860,000 (36,980,000 baht) Kroger St. Jude tournament in Memphis on February 20.

Paradorn has met Fish twice before and has lost both previous matches. He was off to a good start in this match, winning the first set 7-6 (4).

In the second set, Superball was still playing well, especially his backcourt game, and was able to break Fish's serve several times. He led 3-2, 5-4, and 6-5 and was two points away from the victory and the third round, but Fish was able to fight back to 6-6 to force a tiebreaker. Fish won the tiebreaker 7-5 and leveled the match at one set apiece.

In the third set, Paradorn suffered a letdown, and Fish easily won it, 6-1. This is the second year in a row that Paradorn lost to Fish by two sets to one. The match lasted 2 hours and 17 minutes. Paradorn received $10,000 (430,000 baht) in prize money.

Paradorn said, "Mardy played really well in this match. There was no place to return his serve, especially in the 3rd set when everything seemed to go Mardy's way and he made few errors. I really enjoyed the competition in this match and because Mardy had no pressure on the court, he played even better."

The victor said that it was a big win because Paradorn has been so successful last season.
*************************

"Tammy" Tamarine Tanasugarn, the Thai tennis player ranked 32nd in the world who just finished competing in the Dubai Open in the UAE, returned safely to Thailand on February 21. Giving her a warm welcome back were many Thai citizens waiting at Don Muang airport. Tammy provided a photo opportunity for the photo journalists by carrying the trophy from the Indian Open, which was her first professional victory.

Tamarine said that she was very happy that she won her first professional title after waiting so long to attain success. She thanked Mr. Panomkorn Pladchurnil, her coach, who helped her in many ways, especially in the mental aspect of her game and has helped her enjoy playing more than she has in the past. Her enjoyment of the game has helped her improve a lot, especially her ability to adjust her game during a match. Her service game also improved, which is believed to be a key element in achieving her first victory. Because she put a lot of effort into practicing her serve, she was able to get good results and it helped her to play more confidently.

Mr. Panomkorn Pladchurnil, Tamarine's coach, said "Tammy has to do some weight training to develop her physique because the many new and rising tennis players are very strong. In order for tennis players to do well in consecutive tournaments, they must have the proper conditioning and be really strong so that they can get good results in every tournament. It's apparent that this is a weak point of Tammy's, as after the victory at the Indian Open, she lost in the first round at Qatar, and in the 2nd round at Dubai. She needs some development in her physical fitness level and in the consistency of her play."

jirobkk
Feb 27th, 2003, 03:14 AM
You did a great job. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: I'm vey much enjoyed reading your translation. The last sentence of Khun Panomkorn's comment is " he said there is no reason to worry about Tammy's game in court anymore."

I really agree with Khun "Tum" that there are still many adjustments to be made, for example drop shots. I have chance watching Tammy VS Lindsay match (Video tape) in PPO 2003. Tammy made a couple drop shots on important points when she had chance to do that. Her tactic is OK but it's failed. I'm still waiting for Tammy VS Iroda match (VCDs) in Indian Open. They will send me by next week.


More Tammy's news:

Today (27th Feb) Mr. Suwat liptapanlob, Ministry of Labour and President of the LTAT (Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand) will arrange " Congratulation Party " on the occasion of Tammy's first winning title at Ministry 's house. At the same time there will be announced the Federation Cup team as well.

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

jirobkk
Mar 1st, 2003, 06:53 PM
Please visit the below link.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/page.arcview.php3?clid=9&id=74805&usrsess=1

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/files/FedCup2003.jpg
Fed Cup Team : Tammy, Robbie (Napaporn), Tang-Mo (Prariyawan), Jan (Suchanan)
Prariyawan was standing next to Napaporn. Suchanan did not join the party because she is in Australia.

Today I met Tammy at her practicing tennis court and having chat to her a lot. I told her that my friend from Japan has sent her match DVDs (Tammy vs Farina and Tammy vs Davenport) to me. And many people at tennis court wanted to watch that match. I did not bring there my computor notebook. Luckily Tammy has her notebook (Sony) in her car and we borrowed her for watching DVDs. I gave her lot of her pictures of Indian Open and told her that I will recieve the coverage of Indian Open Final match (Tammy vs Iroda) from India by next week. Tammy will leave for USA tomorrow morning. She will be playing a couple tournament (Indian Wells and Miami) after that come back to Bangkok for practicing with the Fed Cup Team. (Rose !!! I asked her to say "Hello" to you too.)

Nicky2002
Mar 2nd, 2003, 07:18 AM
I've not been here for a while coz my school has already started. God... This semester my timetable is absolutely aweful and I don't have much free time as well as I've already got a lot of assignments.

Anyway, I'm a bit sad to know that Tammy might need to qualify for some tours this year. :sad:

Go Tammy! You can do it. ;) :bounce: :bounce:

________________________
Yeah, I love Tim "Tam"

Benny
Mar 2nd, 2003, 08:22 AM
Same here Nicky, I have a lot of assignments and work to do.
Thanks very much for the articles guys, appreciate them.
BTW on the Thai Tennis webboard, someone posted a link to some great photos of Tammy, of her with her trophy and ones I had never seen before. Just click on Tammy Photo.
Here is is:), enjoy! www.pentanglepromotions.com/webpage/tammy.htm

rhz
Mar 2nd, 2003, 08:52 AM
Congrats on Tammy 1st tournament. Rose were you in San Diego last year? in Accura classic, if you were, i think i saw you. I had a chance to chat with Tammy on several occasions when i was there. I even had pic of me with her. She's a really nice lady, and nice to know that the she is really close with Wynne and Janet, as she was always there whenever those two were playing.

Go Tammy!! :bounce: :bounce:

jirobkk
Mar 2nd, 2003, 09:01 AM
Here again:

See more Tammy's photo gallery of Indian Open 2003. please join Tamarine's Yahoo! group.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamarine/join

Directly go to Files/Photos where you can see lof of Tammy and Paradorn's pics.

Hope all of you enjoy seeing photo album.

Hyde'
Mar 2nd, 2003, 04:17 PM
AH! I didn't come back here (the player forum) for a long time til I forgot that I started this thread by my own :) :)

next Tammy will play 2 Tier I hardcourt tournaments.
Hope Tammy play well so she has not to play the clay season :wavey:


ROCK THESE EVENTS AND GET PASS TO THE GLASS SEASON TAMMY :fiery:





some may not get it!
Tammy said that if she play well in these 2 tournaments
she will take some rest and withdraw 2-3 clay tournament after that. :)

Anyway ! good luck TAMMY

Benny
Mar 4th, 2003, 05:27 AM
Tammy didn't get a very good draw for the tourney.
In round 2 she probaly will play Iroda.
Then if she gets past her, she will probaly play Amelie Mauresmo.
This is tough, but Tammy can do it:D
GOOD LUCK TAMMY:bounce:!

TammysBigSis
Mar 5th, 2003, 06:31 AM
Hi, rhz! Yes, I was in SD for a few days last year (you can tell by the badge around my neck). When I was about Tammy's weight, the family resemblance was stronger, but I've put on a few kilos and my face is a lot rounder. We've both got long chins and our grandfather's nose. Unf., looks like I will miss the summer tourneys in California if I get my teaching job in Japan (I will have to leave at the end of July). I will probably fly up to the Stanford tournament as a last hurrah!

Sorry everybody for the delay in translating "Tammy Ka." Babysitting duties took priority! Oh, and I was Tammy's receiving party at L.A. International. I rented a car for her to drive to Indian Wells...it's a Dodge minivan! It's so funny to see Tammy driving a minivan, but she had a bunch of luggage, so it came in handy.

We had lunch at a Korean barbeque restaurant with my nephew Mikey and her coach before they drove out, but they made it safely to the tournament hotel and even drove back out to the nearby shopping outlet in Cabazon after checking in. :)

Benny
Mar 5th, 2003, 08:24 AM
Thanks for the news Rose:D:wavey:

TammysBigSis
Mar 5th, 2003, 09:34 AM
Hi, Benny!

Even Tammy noticed the way the Asians are clumped against each other (Iroda/Shinobu being opponent in the 2nd round). :rolleyes:

Sometimes I wonder how "random" the draw really is!

jirobkk
Mar 5th, 2003, 04:51 PM
I will miss the summer tourneys in California if I get my teaching job in Japan (I will have to leave at the end of July). I will probably fly up to the Stanford tournament as a last hurrah!

That is a good news. :D :D :D You can support Tammy when she play PPO and Japan Open and probably visit Thailand more often.

Khob khun mak krub for sharing Tammy's news. Hope Tammy play well to defend her last year points.

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Benny
Mar 6th, 2003, 05:42 AM
Asagoe def Iroda.

Tammy will play her today, 10am local time.(court 4)

GO TAMMY GO:worship:

TammysBigSis
Mar 7th, 2003, 02:49 AM
Hello, all! Well, 2 hours driving to IW to get there and 3 hours to get to my office from IW. 5 total hours on the road to be there to watch MY LITTLE SIS in action. Is that sibling dedication or what? Hee hee hee.

Left the house at 5:45 and met Tammy at 7:45 at the hotel. Left the hotel at 8:20 and Tammy almost drove over Kafelnikov (sp?) with her van. Nah, she couldn't have been that close to him because he didn't yell at us. Saw Dementieva and her mom leaving in a tournament car for the site. Passed Magui Serna on the way.

8:30 arrived at the Tennis Garden. I went to get my guest pass made (this is the first year they put names and photos on the guess badges). Saw Tim Henman, Iroda Tulyaganova's dad, ATP players I don't know.

9:00 Tammy went to get changed. While waiting for her match to start, I saw Momo, Myskina, Cho, Nathalie Dechy, Christophe (or was it Olivier) Rochus.

10:00 Tammy and Shinobu get on the golf cart to Court 4. Not sure if the patriotic ball boy and girl uniforms were by accident or by design, but they look sharp in their navy blue tops and red skirts/shorts by Fila.

The match starts very well with both players getting off to a good start. They each hold serve. Ai Sugiyama's mom and coach come to watch Shinobu. Tammy gets her serve broken 1-2, but breaks Shinobu right back at 2-2.

Unfortunately, during Shinobu's service game, she suffered an injury to her upper left thigh and takes an injury time out at 2-3 to get it wrapped. Her mobility is obviously affected, and Tammy exploits the injury by hitting the ball from side to side and in the short corners.

At 2-4, Shinobu slips while trying to reach for a backhand and sits on the court for a while. The chair umpire calls out, "Are you OK, Shinobu?" She slowly got up and was OK to continue the match. Shinobu DFs on set point and Tammy wins the first set 6-2. Mrs. Sugiyama and coach leave.

Shinobu is obviously frustrated by her injury and is even more upset to get a bad call at 30-0. She loses the first game of the second set at love.

Tammy is having a good return of service in the second game of the second set and wins the game at 15.

Tammy serves a DF, but wins the third game at 15. Akiko Morigami comes by to cheer for Shinobu. Shinobu's body language tells the whole story, and after a UE, she swings her racket in frustration.

Still, Asagoe continues to fight and takes Tammy to a deuce in the 4th game. Tammy converts on her first advantage to lead 4-0.

She starts the 5th game with an ace, and continues serving well. She leads 5-0, winning the game at 30.

Shinobu still won't give up and fights to 40-30, but DFs to send it to deuce. Tammy made a few UEs which displayed a bit of impatience and pressure to end the match. Asagoe could not convert the first AD, and Tammy won the match two points later.

It is really too bad Shinobu suffered the injury because the first 4 games were very close and both players were hitting the ball with pace and placing it well. Tammy started off with a few UEs into the net (she hits it SOOOOOOO close to the tape!), but I was impressed overall with the way she changed the pace during points, occasionally hitting defensive loop balls to get back into position. Her serve is much improved in velocity and placement, especially the second serve, but she still had about 3 DFs during the match.

I left IW at 11:45 to get back to work. Tammy, meanwhile, had a massage and lunch to look forward to. She even made an outlet shopping date with Wynne Prakusya.

Get well soon, Shinobu! Good luck against Momo, Tammy!

bilbo
Mar 7th, 2003, 07:15 AM
Hello all Thai Tammy's fans here :worship: :worship:
well done for Tammy to win over Asagoe :p
Best of chance to beat Momo :hearts: :hearts:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Shine On Silver Moon
Mar 7th, 2003, 09:24 AM
Congrats, Tammy! Big sis, congrats, too! Worth driving, eh?
What a day for South East Asia!

jirobkk
Mar 9th, 2003, 04:21 AM
http://www.wtatour.com/assets/story_image/TanasugarnKids030703.jpg
(Pacific Life Open - Indian Wells)
Kids Day: Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn with some of her California fans
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030308/capt.1047173948indian_wells_caps105.jpg
Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand reacts after missing a point to fifth-seeded Amelie Mauresmo of France in the third round of the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif., Saturday, March 8, 2003. Mauresmo won 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

Benny
Mar 9th, 2003, 08:04 AM
Thanks for the photos Jiro:)

Shine On Silver Moon
Mar 9th, 2003, 11:58 AM
Tammy, congrats for great match you played today...I do not just look at the final result...the most important thing, you have played your utmost...Better than when u played Momo in AO...Good luck in Miami!!!

bilbo
Mar 11th, 2003, 06:59 AM
What happened with ATPworld website???????

What happened with you ---Paradorn????????? :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:
I really disappointed in you but I will always behind you :( :( :angel:
sorry for me to wrote in wrong thread but i don't know what happened with Atp website

Good Luck next time :angel: :angel:

jirobkk
Mar 16th, 2003, 05:24 AM
Tammy's news

Tammy wrote her article (Tammy ka) in today's Thai newspaper that she has decided to play 2 more clay tournament after NASDAQ-100 Open - Miami. Then she will be come back Thailand and has one week practicing with the Federation Cup team.

The next 2 tournament after Miami are :

Mar 31 Sarasota Clay Court Classic - Sarasota, FL, USA (Tier 4, GCO)
Apr 7 The Family Circle Cup - Charleston, SC, USA (Tier 1, GCO)

Good luck Tamarine.

Vut
Mar 17th, 2003, 01:33 AM
Good Luck to TAMMY

niratti
Mar 18th, 2003, 09:57 AM
Good Luck Taaaaaaaaaaammyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! :)

Benny
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:16 AM
Tammy plays Chladkova tomorrow in Rd 2:D!

GOOD LUCK TAMMY:bounce:

Benny
Mar 26th, 2003, 08:39 AM
Tammy bt Chladkova 6-2 6-2
but lst to Henin 2-6 0-6:(

Hopefully Tammy can do well next week in Sarasota:D

GO TAMMY GO:bounce:

Benny
Apr 3rd, 2003, 11:02 AM
Tammy won her first round against newcomber Perry 7-6(2) 6-2:D
Unfortunatly Tammy lost today 1-6 6-4 4-6 to Ansley Cargill. Good Fight:)
I think it was an ok tournament for Tammy, since Clay is not her favourite surface it is good for Tammy to atleast get one win under her belt.

Good Luck in the Family Circle Cup Tammy:bounce:

bilbo
Apr 6th, 2003, 07:26 AM
How pity!!!!!!
Bad draw for TAMMY in Family circle cup this week
Her opponents in second round is Serena Williams
Do your best
Tammy!!!!!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Benny
Apr 8th, 2003, 06:13 AM
Tammy lost in R1 today 1-6 5-7 to Qualifier Randraintefy. Hope Tammy enjoys a rest and plays well for Thailand in the Fed Cup:D

Go Tammy GO!

Vut
Apr 8th, 2003, 01:26 PM
Good Luck To TAMMY :):):)

TammysBigSis
Apr 10th, 2003, 08:36 AM
Wish there were more grass court events during the year...Tammy would be in the Top 20 for sure! :)

Hopefully she will get to RG 3rd round...otherwise she may not get a seed at Wimbledon, unless the seeding committee grants her one, but how likely is that to happen? I don't think she gets as much respect as Lisa Raymond, despite her FIVE in a row R16 appearances!

bilbo
Apr 10th, 2003, 11:24 AM
C'mon Tammy

Al
Apr 15th, 2003, 11:40 AM
Good Luck Tammy in Fed CUP

Vut
Apr 17th, 2003, 04:08 AM
Good Luck to TAMMY in FED Cup :):):)
Good Luck in RG for get seed in Wimbledon :):)

Benny
Apr 19th, 2003, 08:56 AM
Does anybody know who Thailand plays in the Fed Cup round 1?

Vut
Apr 22nd, 2003, 09:33 AM
Fed Cup
Day 1 : TAMMY def. Iroda 7-5,7-5
Day 2 : TAMMY def. Liaw 6-2,6-1

Benny
Apr 22nd, 2003, 12:55 PM
Well done Tammy, great win over Iroda! Good Luck tomorrow against Angie:D

Benny
Apr 23rd, 2003, 01:42 PM
Tammy def Angie 6-3 7-6(2)

Go Tammy:bounce:! Continue this good form:D

jirobkk
Apr 24th, 2003, 07:40 AM
Tammy def Angie 6-3 7-6(2)

Go Tammy:bounce:! Continue this good form:D

According to Indonesia'a local newspaper (which have been posting by b3acH 6uy in Fed Cup forums), they said Angie was playing very well against Tammy. But Tammy was playing more aggressive. :worship:

Local newspaper in Thailand also quoted that Tammy was happy the way she played against Angie. Tammy said she know well Angie's game and she tried to hit the ball deep to move Angie around. She played more aggressive and hit winner shot at the right time. She came to net when Angie was playing semi-moon ball.

Congrats Tammy :hearts: and the Thai team. :kiss: :worship: :kiss:

bilbo
Apr 24th, 2003, 05:34 PM
Today,
Thailand Fed cup Team also win over KAZ team 3-0 by Napaporn and Suchanun, It seems like this three Thai girl are hotting now.
Congratulation.

Benny
Apr 25th, 2003, 12:53 AM
If Thailand top the group, what happens then? I don't really know about the Asia/Pacific group, do they move a step forward to qualifing?
Thanks;)

jirobkk
Apr 25th, 2003, 04:38 AM
If Thailand top the group, what happens then? I don't really know about the Asia/Pacific group, do they move a step forward to qualifing?
Thanks;)

Semi final playoffs:

The winner of Group 1 A vs the runner up of Group 1 B.
The winner of Group 1 B vs the runner up of Group 1 A.

If THA is a winner of Group 1 B, then THA will play a runner up of Group 1 A (expecting CHN). And JPN(winner of group 1A will play INA(runner up of group 1B). The winner 2 teams of semifinal playoffs will qualify for the world group playoffs.

THA will be the winner of group 1B If They defeat TPE today. C'mon Thailand. :kiss: :hearts: :hearts: :kiss:

Vut
Apr 25th, 2003, 10:05 AM
Good Luck to THALAND Team in FED Cup

Benny
Apr 26th, 2003, 12:18 PM
Thailand lost to Taipai 1-2:(
But Tammy demolished Su-Wei 6-0 6-0:D

So Thailand came runner up of group B and today played Japan in the semi's.
Japan were winners 2-0, but it was two 3 set matches that would have been very entertaining.
On the whole, I think Thailand will be happy with their performance and will try hard next time to be in the World Qualifing play offs.

Tammy def Tulyaganova 7-5 7-5
Tammy def C-Y.Liaw 6-1 6-2
Tammy def Widjaja 6-2 7-6(2)
Tammy def Su-Wei 6-0 6-0
Tammy lost to Sugiyama 6-4 3-6 4-6
I think Tammy will be very happy with how she played.

Good Luck for upcoming tournaments Tammy!

jirobkk
May 1st, 2003, 04:11 AM
Tammy has announced today that she won't play warming up tournament Internationaux de Strasbourg. She has more than 3 weeks to focus on her physical fitness before RG. :D

Let go Tammy, do your best. :hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

Vut
May 1st, 2003, 04:15 AM
Tammy has announced today that she won't play warming up tournament Internationaux de Strasbourg. She has more than 3 weeks to focus on her physical fitness before RG. :D

Let go Tammy, do your best. :hearts: :kiss: :hearts:


:( :( :(

Nicky2002
May 3rd, 2003, 01:24 AM
I hope Tammy is gonna be stronger after her finess and big rest. It's not good for her ranking since Tammy's skipped some weeks off but I do hope she will gain a lot more when she is back on tour.

Keep practicing and stay fit! We all want to see a new and stronger Tammy. :kiss:

Tammy :bounce: :bounce:


____________________
Yeah, I love Tim "Tam"

jirobkk
May 3rd, 2003, 07:06 AM
I hope Tammy is gonna be stronger after her finess and big rest. It's not good for her ranking since Tammy's skipped some weeks off but I do hope she will gain a lot more when she is back on tour.

Keep practicing and stay fit! We all want to see a new and stronger Tammy. :kiss:

Tammy :bounce: :bounce:


____________________
Yeah, I love Tim "Tam"

Hey Khun Nicky2002,
How are you ?
I just posted Tammy's pics in Thai tennis webboard. Tammy's demonstrating how to hit forehand backhand and ......... :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Have fun :kiss:

bilbo
May 8th, 2003, 11:21 AM
Hello all,
This week Tammy slides down to 35 in ranking now and she will take her tournament off for two week :sad: :sad: :sad: Am I right?????

It's not good for her if she won't be seeded in Grandslam :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Anyway Best of Luck to Tammy :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Vut
May 11th, 2003, 01:28 PM
Hello all,
This week Tammy slides down to 35 in ranking now and she will take her tournament off for two week :sad: :sad: :sad: Am I right?????

It's not good for her if she won't be seeded in Grandslam :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Anyway Best of Luck to Tammy :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

:( :(

jirobkk
May 21st, 2003, 11:10 AM
Tammy and her coach (Mr. Pranomkorn) will be leaving for Paris on Thursday 22 May. She is now focusing on training her physical in gym, no practing on tennis court.

She isn't seeded in RG this year and she has to defend her last year 3rd round points. Clay isn't her best surface. Hope she will get better draw. She has schedule to play Birmingham and Eastbourne before Wimby. Hope she will be doing well in Birmingham to boost up her ranking otherwise she won't be seeded in Wimby.

Good luck Tammy. :hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

Vut
May 22nd, 2003, 08:55 AM
Good Luck TAMMY in RG :)

Hyde'
May 26th, 2003, 02:16 PM
Tammy was out in first round

wish you the best of luck in glass season :) :)

Benny
Jun 3rd, 2003, 09:40 AM
Good Luck Tammy in DFS Classic:)

Al
Jun 10th, 2003, 05:51 PM
Finally,....... Grass :bounce:

Benny
Jun 11th, 2003, 10:37 AM
Tammy has started off well, beating An. Serra Zanetti 6-4 6-2.
She will play Roberta Vinci in Rd 2 tonight, the winner to play Lisa Raymond.
Good Luck Tammy:D!

Benny
Jun 12th, 2003, 07:26 AM
Tammy accounted for Vinci 6-4 6-2, same score as Rd 1 match;).
Tonight she will play Lisa Raymond for a spot in the QF's.
Tammy can do it, and if she wins she will boost her confidence for Wimbledon:D!

GOOD LUCK TAMMY:worship::bounce:

Benny
Jun 14th, 2003, 01:56 PM
Tammy def Raymond 6-2 6-2
In QF, lost to Daniliidou 6-3 6-7(5) 6-7(4)
SOOOOOO CLOSE!

I think this might mean Tammy will get a seeding at Wimbledon, gaining about 60 points which I think might put her up to #32 in the rankings but don't hold me to that. Also Panova and Seles might withdraw(injuries) which would guarentee Tammy a seeding but I hope the can play for their sake(especially Monica, I would love to see her come back from injury!).
Good Luck in Eastbourne Tammy:D

jirobkk
Jun 25th, 2003, 02:00 AM
Wimby 2003 : First round

Tammy lost to Akiko Morigami 4-6,3-6 :sad: :sad: :sad:

I have chance to watch the whole match last night. Totally I would say both players played so well, they were hitting the ball so well with good placement. Tammy has got a slow start, she had no luck (Akiko hitted net cord ball) when she got 2 BP at 2-3 down in the 1st set. Tammy fought back from 2-5 to 4-5. Akiko won the 1st set 6-4.

Second set at the score 3-2, Tammy had 2 BP to take a lead 4-2 but she could not convert. At 3-3, Tammy had 40-15, 2 game points to take a leads but again she could not hold her service game.

Akiko played well on important points and Tammy just missed a couple shots on important points. That was enough for Akiko to win the match.

:sad: Poor Tammy with this first round loss, I would love to see her go further this year but ...... Anyway good luck Tammy in next tourney in USA and the rest of this year.

:worship: :kiss: :worship:

Benny
Jun 26th, 2003, 11:33 AM
Good Luck for the upcoming tournaments Tammy.
I think it just mighten have been her day and Morigami was obviously playing with a lot of confidence.
Oh well next year she has no points to defend;).
Have a good break and train hard:)

TammysBigSis
Jun 27th, 2003, 04:57 PM
Good Luck for the upcoming tournaments Tammy.
I think it just mighten have been her day and Morigami was obviously playing with a lot of confidence.
Oh well next year she has no points to defend;).
Have a good break and train hard:)

:wavey: Thanks, Benny! And thanks Khun Jiro for sending this article.

From 25 June Siamsport

"Tammy" Tamarine Tanasugarn, Thailand's #1 women's tennis slugger gave her promise that she will definitely be back next year with racquet in hand to challenge Wimbledon after the third world country (?) young lady crashed out in the first round of this year's tournament. She maintains that she still loves to play on grass courts as usual, and moreover, she is proud that she has caused a huge boom in interest in tennis in her homeland.

Tamarine Tanasugarn, the Thai people's favourite female tennis player and 32nd seed of the tournament, announced that she will definitely come back next year and challenge for the grand slam title at Wimbledon held at the All England Club in England after her loss to 90th ranked Akiko Morigami of Japan in straight sets 4-6, 3-6 in the first round this past Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Thai sugger failed in her attempt to reach the round of 16 for a sixth straight year. After her loss to the girl from the land of raw fish (who is this journalist anyway?! Don't quit your day job, man!), she said, "I am definitely coming back to Wimbledon next year. I love to play on grass courts, which is my second favourite surface after hard courts. I still enjoy playing tennis as always. I am going to come back and play here for as long as I can until I cannot play tennis any more. Just look at Martina Navratilova (American former world number 1)--she still has enough strength and ability to play these days.

"Morigami played very well today and I wasn't able to play to the best of my abilities. I tried my hardest but she didn't allow me to get into a rhythm and she used the opportunity to win in our second encounter. We played before in Thailand last year but I was able to win a close match 7-5, 7-6. None of the shots I hit today were able to do any damage. I tried to change many aspects of the match, and I tried to fight my hardest against her but I was unsuccessful.

"To be a good grass court player, you have to be aggressive, and I gave it everything I had, but perhaps at times I put too much pressure on myself. Plus it seemed to be her day today. She didn't give me a chance to mount a comeback, and what's more, she had very few unforced errors today. After this, I'm going to take a bit of a rest before playing in the US.

"Before the US Open, I will be playing in San Diego, Los Angeles, and perhaps another two or three places before playing in Flushing Meadows," said the 31st world ranked Thai.

Tamarine even spoke about her influence on tennis in Thailand: "Right now tennis is very popular in Thailand. Both Paradorn Srichaphan and I have helped the Thai people understand the world of professional tennis more. Now there are many Thai juniors that have seen from our experience what it takes to make it in professional tennis and want to be like us. I see this interest continuing in the future.

"I'm not a huge star or anything in Thailand. I am still able to go out and enjoy eating with friends, which is a really good thing for me. That's where Paradorn and I are different. He's having a hard time living a normal life in Thailand right now. I'm glad that I'm not like David Beckham either. I want to go back to school after I quit tennis. I'd like to study interior design somewhere," Tammy said.
*************************

It's funny because she had this interest in interior design long before Venus got into it. Tammy thinks that people will think she's copying Venus' side business. Tammy's also been thinking about introducing Krispy Kreme donuts to Thailand, but the franchise fees are very high.

I don't know who thinks Tammy is simple or naive (see other thread in general messages). She's constantly thinking about her future after tennis. She has simple tastes in friends and hobbies (she's not too extravagant) and enjoys the simple things in life.

Hey, Tammy! Don't be in a rush to hang up your racquet, OK? But UCLA Extension has an interior design program :)

jirobkk
Jun 27th, 2003, 07:41 PM
Thank you Rose. :worship:

Tammy want to study interior design. :hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

Benny
Jun 28th, 2003, 06:32 AM
A few things in that article surprised me, I thought Tammy was going to continue law..?
Anyway thanks for the article:D!

TammysBigSis
Jul 6th, 2003, 02:37 PM
At Hopman 2001, Tammy told me that she was asking Paradorn how to return Scud's serve missiles during the Hopman Cup 2000 mixed doubles. Paradorn said, "You have to cheat a little and just guess which side he's going to serve to." She said it worked!

Roger Federer's also a very nice guy. Even after Tammy beat his girlfriend at Indian Wells 2001, he said, "Well done" when he saw me on the grounds later. I babysat his laundry for him at the Australian Open 2001 while he was trying to talk to the tax officials about his Hopman Cup prize (the diamond studded tennis ball). He was a bit upset about the taxes that were being levied!

Good luck to Mark and Roger, and may the better man win!

John McEnroe was wondering whether it's not better to have a father for a coach (Nick P. is Mark's coach now). He noted the success the Williams sisters are having with their dad as coach. I think Tammy needs a firm hand in practices (namely my dad's nagging), unless she can really be disciplined enough to work as hard as she says she wants to work after Wimbledon 2003.

Anyway, maybe she'll be in next year's Wimbledon final...look at Federer's turn around! :)

Rising Sun
Jul 6th, 2003, 05:11 PM
Rose, funny you mentioned Roger, 'cos while watching the match, I had remembered that Tammy had to return his serves at the Hopman Cup a couple of years back. ;)

TartarVicario
Jul 6th, 2003, 05:51 PM
Good Luck in San Diego Tammy! :yippee:

jirobkk
Jul 7th, 2003, 01:43 AM
Roger Federer's also a very nice guy. Even after Tammy beat his girlfriend at Indian Wells 2001, he said, "Well done" when he saw me on the grounds later.

Tammy defeated Roger's girlfriend at Indian Wells 2001. What is her name ? Is that she in the picture ?

http://www.tiscali.co.uk/sport/galleries/ten/images/medium/20030706_23_2139901al003_wimbledon_ball.jpg

V.Melb
Jul 7th, 2003, 04:21 AM
Miroslava Vavrinec.
She wasn't much of a player really.

TammysBigSis
Jul 7th, 2003, 05:18 AM
Miroslava Vavrinec.
She wasn't much of a player really.

Hi, V. Melb!

You say "was..." Does that mean she's retired from the tour?

Hi, Danker-chan!

Yup, she had to return Rog's serves, too, but I think Thailand lost the 2001 Switzerland tie 0-3, if memory serves correctly. I don't believe his serves were nearly as lethal back then as they were today against Scuddy. Poor Mark. My mom, sis and I actually drove by his CA hometown of Cardiff by the Sea today.

I think Thailand somehow won their tie against Australia in 2000 2-1.

Another possible reason for Roger's kindness is because I gave him doubles of the photos I took at Hopman Cup 2001. Maybe he's never gotten photos of himself before, but anyway, his parents raised him well and he is quite a gentleman. I was very happy for him and found myself wiping a few tears out of my eyes and I watched him break down during his victory interview with Sue B. WELL DONE, Roger!

Libertango
Jul 7th, 2003, 10:57 AM
Well Tammy hasn't actually dropped that far, from 31 to 35. I thought having made round four last year she was going to plummet, glad she hasn't! Good luck in San Diego Tammy! :D

TammysBigSis
Jul 9th, 2003, 03:44 AM
Just got off the phone with my lil' sis. She's staying with Janet Lee and working out with Alan Ma(h?), Vanessa Webb's coach. He's already working her arse off, so look for a fitter tigress in L.A.!

She confirmed that she will be playing in San Diego. I think her ghostwriter at Matichon forgot to mention it.

She was very :bounce: and relieved to hear that her rank is 35. She really did think her rank was going to drop to around 50 after losing 4th round Wimbledon points. I told her that she will be next year's Wimbledon champ (if Roger F. can do it, so can Tammy, right?! ;) ).

She told me she was also happy for him because he's a nice guy, and she was inspired by the Pete Sampras interview on NBC. Go, Tammy, go!

jirobkk
Jul 9th, 2003, 04:23 AM
Just got off the phone with my lil' sis. She's staying with Janet Lee and working out with Alan Ma(h?), Vanessa Webb's coach. He's already working her arse off, so look for a fitter tigress in L.A.!

She confirmed that she will be playing in San Diego. I think her ghostwriter at Matichon forgot to mention it.

She was very :bounce: and relieved to hear that her rank is 35. She really did think her rank was going to drop to around 50 after losing 4th round Wimbledon points. I told her that she will be next year's Wimbledon champ (if Roger F. can do it, so can Tammy, right?! ;) ).

She told me she was also happy for him because he's a nice guy, and she was inspired by the Pete Sampras interview on NBC. Go, Tammy, go!

Khob Khun Mak, Rose for updating Tammy's news. :worship:

I also think the same that there will be something wrong in Matichon column regarding San Diego tourney. :D

Where is Tammy training ? in USA or somewhere ??? Please tell her that the tennis court (Volvo Tennis Club) that she's practicing in Bangkok just finished re-construction. No bad bounce anymore :eek:

I heard that you will be leaving for Japan on 26 July, Bad luck Tammy will be lonely this summer tourney in USA. Hope Mikey and Dani will bring her a lot of luck. :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Benny
Jul 15th, 2003, 10:12 AM
Thanks all for the new news on Tammy:D

Vut
Jul 16th, 2003, 12:18 PM
Thanks :)

Rising Sun
Jul 16th, 2003, 07:19 PM
I just saw Tammy's profile on www.wtatour.com, and it said that Tammy's now being coached by Dominic Yosip. I didn't realise that she stopped working with Panomkorn... :o :eek:

When exactly did Tammy make the coaching switch? I think Silvija Talaja used to be coached by Dominic... :confused:

Benny
Jul 17th, 2003, 01:33 AM
OMG that surprised me too, must have been recent maybe after her wimbledon loss.
Here is what it says:
Coached by Dominic Yosip; formerly coached Panoomkorn Pradchurnir

Nicky2002
Jul 17th, 2003, 06:05 AM
Oh my god ... a huge surprised!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Luck Tammy!

____________________
Yeah, I love Tim "Tam"

Vut
Jul 18th, 2003, 01:36 PM
:eek::eek:

Benny
Jul 19th, 2003, 09:05 AM
Does anyone know much about this coach? I'll try and see if I can find some info out about him. Hopefully Tammy can play better tennis and get back into the top 20 with him.
Go Tammy:D

Benny
Jul 21st, 2003, 01:11 PM
Good Luck next week in Acura Tammy, hope the break has helped you a lot:D

Vut
Jul 23rd, 2003, 10:40 AM
Good Luck in ACURA CLASSIC :)

jirobkk
Jul 27th, 2003, 04:23 PM
I just saw Tammy's profile on www.wtatour.com, and it said that Tammy's now being coached by Dominic Yosip. I didn't realise that she stopped working with Panomkorn... :o :eek:

When exactly did Tammy make the coaching switch? I think Silvija Talaja used to be coached by Dominic... :confused:

Just came back home from tennis. Usually I'm playing tennis on weekend at the club near my home. There are a lot of members there including Tammy's manager. I had chatting to him after tennis match, I told him about Tammy's new coach (Dominic Yosip) appearing in WTA website. He said Tammy told him that she doesn't know Dominic Yosip and really doesn't know why the WTA changed to that name. :confused: :confused: She will contact WTA to correct the name as soon as possible.

Tammy left for USA on 25 Friday morning. She didn't play for one month after Wimby and she said "she is hungry to play now." She was mostly training in the gym and her weight reduced more than 3 kgs. Her schedule will be as below:

San Diego
Los Angeles
Toronto
New Haven
US Open

Good luck Tammy, hope you can improve your ranking before the US Open. :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Rising Sun
Jul 28th, 2003, 05:46 PM
Thanks for the news & confirmation Jiro. :)

It really is strange how the WTA could make such a bad error like that. :eek: :rolleyes:

Good luck Tammy! :kiss:

jirobkk
Jul 28th, 2003, 06:07 PM
Thanks for the news & confirmation Jiro. :)

It really is strange how the WTA could make such a bad error like that. :eek: :rolleyes:

Good luck Tammy! :kiss:

Danker, :hearts:

I think you still remember that Tammy has commited to play Gold Coast 2003 ealier before but she could not found her name in the main draw list. The WTA informed her that they forgot to put her name in to the list. Tammy asked for all responsibility from WTA. Finally the WTA gave her a main draw wildcards.

Benny
Jul 29th, 2003, 07:07 AM
Tammy lost today in Rd 1 3-6 6-4 4-6 to Lucky Loser Pratt.
Good Luck in your next tournament Tammy.

Vut
Jul 30th, 2003, 01:26 PM
Good Luck in Next tournament TAMMY :)

Benny
Aug 4th, 2003, 10:41 AM
Tammy is playing Mary Pierce in Rd 1 in Los Angeles. This will be a tough match and it will test Tammy. If she wins she will play Francesca Schiavone( my #2:mad: ) I hope Tammy can have a good tournament and gain some points.
GO TAMMY GO :worship:

jirobkk
Aug 5th, 2003, 01:21 PM
Tammy is playing Mary Pierce in Rd 1 in Los Angeles. This will be a tough match and it will test Tammy. If she wins she will play Francesca Schiavone( my #2:mad: ) I hope Tammy can have a good tournament and gain some points.
GO TAMMY GO :worship:

JP Morgan Chase Open 2003

1st round : Tammy defeated Mary Pierce 7-6(2),6-3 :hearts: :hearts:

Good luck against Francesca Schiavone in round 2.

http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030805/thumb.1060058010.carson_cadm104.jpg http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030805/thumb.1060055411.carson_cadm102.jpg

Vut
Aug 5th, 2003, 01:29 PM
:) Tammy

Benny
Aug 10th, 2003, 07:42 AM
Tammy lost to Francesca 7-5 3-6 0-6:(. However I think Tammy will have gained confidence by her win over Mary Pierce.
In Canada, Tammy plays 15th seed Natalie Dechy in Rd 1.
Good Luck Tammy :worship:

Shine On Silver Moon
Aug 10th, 2003, 08:46 AM
All the best in Toronto, sweet Tammy!!! :cool: :wavey: :kiss:

jirobkk
Aug 10th, 2003, 09:43 AM
Tammy lost to Francesca 7-5 3-6 0-6:(. However I think Tammy will have gained confidence by her win over Mary Pierce.
In Canada, Tammy plays 15th seed Natalie Dechy in Rd 1.
Good Luck Tammy :worship:

Tammy wrote her message in "Today's Tammyka" that she played really well against Mary in 1st round in LA. She served so well and hit the ball well. She leads 7-6(2), 3-0 then Mary called the trainer to have some massage. She said Mary started playing nothing to lose after she was down 6-7,0-3, Mary tried to hit the winner shot every time when she had chance. Finally Tammy can mangae to win the match 7-6(2),6-3.

Tammy vs Mary match finished nearly midnight and Tammy was back the hotel, take a shower and went to sleep around 02:00 am. The next day she had to wake up at 06:00 am because of she has promised to practice with her friend (she did not mention who ???) in the morning. Tammy said she was upset that she lost to Francesca 7-5,3-6,0-6 even she took the first set and had so many chance in the second. She got cramp in the early of the third set because she did not rest enough after beated Mary. That was the reason why she lost 0-6 in the third. She went back the hotel, took a shower and went to the bed over the night. (She usually takes a shower and eat after the match.)

Poor Tammy :sad: :sad: :sad: You should better rest enough than wake up at 06:00 am for practicing. Good luck against Dechy in Canada.

GO TAMMY GOOOOOOOO. :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Rising Sun
Aug 10th, 2003, 03:43 PM
Thanks Jiro. :)

Good luck to Tammy in Toronto this week. :D

BTW, she has not entered Bali and Shanghai this year. I'd imagine she'll be playing the full European Indoor circuit starting at Leipzig. I hope so anyway... :sad:

Vut
Aug 10th, 2003, 04:02 PM
Good luck in Toronto :)

jirobkk
Aug 10th, 2003, 04:58 PM
Thanks Jiro. :)

Good luck to Tammy in Toronto this week. :D

BTW, she has not entered Bali and Shanghai this year. I'd imagine she'll be playing the full European Indoor circuit starting at Leipzig. I hope so anyway... :sad:

I also thinking the same Danker. She told me (after she was back from Indian Open 2003) that she would like to play more Indoor tourneys this year because she love playing fast court surface. She said she will do if her ranking is high enough otherwise she has to play qualify.

I'm wondering if she can enter the main draw because all European Indoor circuit are big tourneys, Tier 2 and Tier 1. (Leipzig, Moscow, Filderstadt, Zurich, Linz, Luxembourg)

Just wait and see, the time will tell. :wavey:

Rising Sun
Aug 10th, 2003, 05:54 PM
I think she'll have to play qualifying for all of them because they get tough draws every year. Her best chances to get into the MD are Leipzig & Moscow IMO.

Linz & Luxembourg are on the same week, so I hope she enters both tourneys just to see where she stands on the list. :)

Benny
Aug 13th, 2003, 08:23 AM
Tammy lost today on my birthday, 6-4 3-6 4-6 to Dechy:(.
Better Luck next time Tammy, she also lost with Pisnik in Rd 1 Doubles 5-7 7-6 4-6 in Rd 1 to Barbara Schett/Fabiola Zuluaga

Benny
Aug 16th, 2003, 01:20 PM
Tammy def Prakusya in Rd 1 of the Pilot Pen Qualies

Benny
Aug 17th, 2003, 11:44 AM
Tammy will play Gagliardi in Rd 2 of the qualies at Pilot Pen tennis. The winner of that match will play Maria Camerin for a place in the main draw.

jirobkk
Aug 18th, 2003, 03:33 AM
Tammy has already qualified into the main draw in New Haven(2003), CT, USA.

Qualify result:

1st round
(2) Tanasugarn Tamarine d. (alt) Wynne Prakusya 6-4,7-5
2nd round:
(2) Tanasugarn Tamarine d. Gagliardi Emmanuelle 6-4,6-1
Final round:
(2) Tanasugarn Tamarine d. Camerin Maria Elena 6-4,4-6,7-5

Tammy will be playing the number 6 seeded Maggie in the first round.

Well done Tammy, keep it up.

:hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

TammysBigSis
Aug 18th, 2003, 08:28 AM
Too bad those qualifying matches were wasted (Tammy became Petrova's injury replacement), but it's good practice for her match against Maggie. I saw her beat Maggie at the 2001 Aussie Open--do it again, Tammy!

Benny
Aug 18th, 2003, 09:59 AM
Go Tammy Go :bounce:

Vut
Aug 18th, 2003, 03:33 PM
Go TAMMY !!

jirobkk
Aug 20th, 2003, 03:59 AM
New Haven 2003:

1st round:

6-Magdalena Maleeva(BUL) d. Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) 5-7,6-4,6-4 :sad:

Congrats Maggie.
Better luck next time Tammy.

Maleeva scrapes through after slow start
2003-08-19 23:00:22 GMT (Reuters)

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Magdalena Maleeva recovered from a dismal opening set to beat Thai qualifier Tamarine Tanasugarn 5-7 6-4 6-4 and reach the second round of the Pilot Pen event on Tuesday.

Earlier Russian Elena Dementieva fought through hot and humid conditions to beat Italy's Silvia Farina Elia 6-2 6-4.

Maleeva struggled to keep the ball in play in the first set, and Tamarine took full advantage, pressuring the Bulgarian with some powerful service returns.

Maleeva broke serve to take a 4-3 lead in the second set and althought Tamarine levelled at 4-4, a well-executed dropshot gave Maleeva a second break and she served out for the set.

The Thai then found herself 4-1 down in the final set before staging some late resistance. She held a break point to level at 5-5 as Maleeva served for the match, but the sixth seed forced an error and then closed out the match.

"It was a real battle," said Maleeva. "I think up until 4-1 in the first set she played really well. The first few games I had no chance. Slowly after that I started getting into the match.

"Then it was tough to finish it off. I hit some great serves at the end on big points and was happy to win the match."

Dementieva was also happy to get past Farina Elia in straight sets after an erratic match in which at one stage she won eight straight points and then conceded seven.

"It was a tough first round," she said. "It was very humid and very hot and it's hard to play in such tough conditions.

"There were some long rallies and sometimes it was difficult to breathe

Benny
Aug 21st, 2003, 11:11 AM
Tammys draw for the US Open is ok. In rd 1 she plays Rita Grande which is tough, but she hasn't been in form and Tammy seems to have hit some form very recently.

jirobkk
Aug 26th, 2003, 03:26 AM
US Open 2003

1st round:
Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) d. Rita Grande(ITA) 6-0,7-5 :worship: :kiss: :worship:

Well done Tammy :kiss: The match was broadcasting LIVE on Star TV.
Tammy played so well in the first set. She played aggressive and hit so many winner. The first set was finished 6-0 in 22 minutes.
In second set, Tammy hit a few UE and down 2-5. After that she started to play aggressive again. Rita played defensive the whole match, she hit high FH top spin and BH slice all the time. The points ended with Tammy made winner or Tammy made UE.

Great win Tammy, after you were back from picnic (2-5 down). :bounce:

Good luck against Patty in second round. :hearts:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030825/capt.1061835239.us_open_xnyf111.jpg

Benny
Aug 26th, 2003, 08:04 AM
Well Done Tammy, good luck in Rd 2 against Patty:D

Vut
Aug 26th, 2003, 03:47 PM
Good Job !

Good Luck in rd 2 :):):)

Benny
Aug 27th, 2003, 07:27 AM
Tammy is the first match on court 11, at 11:00 am local time.
Hope that Tammy can repeat her success from round 1:D
GO TAMMY GO :worship:

jirobkk
Aug 27th, 2003, 05:29 PM
US Open 2003:

1st round:
Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) d. Rita Grande(ITA) 6-0,7-5 :kiss:

2nd round:
Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) d. 18-Patty Schnyder(SUI) 6-4,6-3 :kiss: :kiss:

Well done Tammy, keep it up :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Tammy played so well. Good anticipation and good concentration the whole match. Tammy attacked Patty's BH well to force Patty making UE. Patty did not play her best, she made many UE.

Match statistic:
--------------------------Tammy------------Patty
1st serve %-------------- 57----------------44
Aces----------------------5-----------------3
DF------------------------1-----------------3
UE------------------------12----------------29
Winner--------------------14----------------19
Break Point Conversions----3 of 7 = 43 %-----0 of 0 = 0 %
Net Approaches-----------10 of 14 = 71 %---6 of 10 = 60 %

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jirobkk
Aug 27th, 2003, 07:19 PM
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-08-27T170517Z_01_USO12D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand reacts after her win over Patty Schnyder of Switzerland at the 2003 U.S. Open in Flushing, New York, August 27, 2003. Tanasugarn defeated Schnyder 6-4 6-3.

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-08-27T170644Z_01_USO11D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030827/capt.1062005849.us_open_xnyf109.jpg

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jirobkk
Aug 28th, 2003, 03:42 AM
DANIELA gave an interview about Tammy: :worship:

Q. Next opponent is TamarineTanasugarn. How confident are you against her?

DANIELA HANTUCHOVA: Well, I played Tamarine once already in Sydney this year. It was a very tough first set, but I won in two sets. I'm really looking forward for this match. She's a great player. She has been on the tour for many years, so she definitely knows the game. She has beat Patty Schnyder, so she must be playing good. I'm expecting a tough match, and I will try to do my best.

Benny
Aug 28th, 2003, 07:52 AM
Yeah Tammy:D!
I think Tammy can beat Daniela as she is in good form.
Hopefully Tammy can make the 4th round for the first time at the US Open.
GO TAMMY GO:bounce:

jirobkk
Aug 30th, 2003, 02:44 AM
US Open 2003:

1st round:
Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) d. Rita Grande(ITA) 6-0,7-5
2nd round:
Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) d. 18-Patty Schnyder(SUI) 6-4,6-3
3nd round:
Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) d. 9-Daniela Hantuchova(SVK) 6-2,6-4

Match Summary:
---------------------------------Hantuchova(SVK)---Tanasugarn(THA)

1st Serve %--------------------- 44 of 64 = 69 %----34 of 51 = 67 %
Aces 4 3
Double Faults---------------------1------------------3
Unforced Errors-------------------33-----------------18
Winning % on 1st Serve-----------24 of 44 = 55 %----25 of 34 = 74 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve----------10 of 20 = 50 %-----11 of 17 = 65 %
Winners (Including Service)-------18------------------23
Break Point Conversions-----------1 of 3 = 33 %-------4 of 11 = 36 %
Net Approaches-------------------7 of 11 = 64 %-----12 of 15 = 80 %
Total Points Won-----------------49------------------66
Fastest Serve--------------------104 MPH------------101 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed---------96 MPH-------------89 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed---------79 MPH-------------76 MPH



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Vut
Aug 30th, 2003, 08:49 AM
:hearts: TAMMY

Benny
Aug 30th, 2003, 02:37 PM
Well Done Tammy:bounce:
A great performance today, just don't celebrate too early;)

jirobkk
Sep 1st, 2003, 02:21 AM
US Open 2003:

1st round:
Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) d. Rita Grande(ITA) 6-0,7-5
2nd round:
Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) d. 18-Patty Schnyder(SUI) 6-4,6-3
3nd round:
Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) d. 9-Daniela Hantuchova(SVK) 6-2,6-4
4th round:
5-Amelie Mauresmo(FRA) d. Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) 6-2,6-2


http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-09-01T011148Z_01_USO68D_RTRIDSP_1_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030831/thumb.1062373408.us_open_tennis_xnyf189.jpg http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-09-01T011319Z_01_USO67D_RTRIDSP_1_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-08-31T234504Z_01_USO57D_RTRIDSP_1_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/thumbs/t_day07_45tanasugarn.jpg

Match Summary
-----------------------------Tanasugarn(THA)-------- Mauresmo(FRA)
1st Serve %-------------------30 of 57 = 53 %----------35 of 58 = 60 %
Aces--------------------------0------------------------ 3
Double Faults------------------3------------------------4
Unforced Errors----------------29-----------------------20
Winning % on 1st Serve--------16 of 30 = 53 %----------26 of 35 = 74 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve--------10 of 27 = 37 %---------10 of 23 = 43 %
Winners (Including Service)-----11-----------------------16
Break Point Conversions---------1 of 7 = 14 %------------5 of 8 = 63 %
Net Approaches----------------10 of 12 = 83 %----------11 of 14 = 79 %
Total Points Won---------------48-----------------------67
Fastest Serve------------------100 MPH-----------------110 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed-------87 MPH------------------102 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed-------77 MPH------------------80 MPH

Benny
Sep 1st, 2003, 07:45 AM
Tammy:sad:
But excellent US Open, you should be happy with your performance. We are all proud of you:worship:

Eric_tennis
Sep 1st, 2003, 10:14 AM
Good job, Tammy and better luck next time.

Nowadays Starsports US open overage has been all about Tammy and Srichapan rather than center court event. :( ;)

For me, Srichapan is not that impressive,.. but Tammy's match against Daniela was goooood. :D
It was really nice to her enjoying her game than ever. I think it was kind of dancing with joy. ;)

I happened to walk in on Tammy at the same place 2 years in a row,.. in a parking lot before. Now, I regret not to talk some greetings to her that time. Hopefully walk in on her again, someday. :)

Go, Tammy~~

jirobkk
Sep 2nd, 2003, 02:01 AM
Good job, Tammy and better luck next time.

Nowadays Starsports US open overage has been all about Tammy and Srichapan rather than center court event. :( ;)

For me, Srichapan is not that impressive,.. but Tammy's match against Daniela was goooood. :D
It was really nice to her enjoying her game than ever. I think it was kind of dancing with joy. ;)

I happened to walk in on Tammy at the same place 2 years in a row,.. in a parking lot before. Now, I regret not to talk some greetings to her that time. Hopefully walk in on her again, someday. :)

Go, Tammy~~

Hello Eric, :worship:
Where did you see Tammy ? Did you see her in Busan Asian Games ? or somewhere ? Don't miss to say "hello" to her next time.

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Vut
Sep 5th, 2003, 05:10 PM
:hearts: TAMMY :hearts:

jirobkk
Sep 7th, 2003, 04:03 AM
http://www.siamsport.co.th/tammy_comehome.jpg
Tammy with her mom in Bangkok airport

Tammy has arrived Bangkok on Friday night (5 Sep) after her fourth round match in the US Open where she upset Patty Schynder of Switzerland and Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia. She will be leaving for Bali 0n Monday 8 morning.

She gave an interview that she has worked with personal trainer Alexandra Laws of Australia, a former world tri-athlete champion. Tammy gave credit to her coach Panomkorn Pladchuanil and Laws for contributing to her best result at Flushing Meadows before losing to Amelie Mauresmo of France in the last 16.

"With their help, I have lost my weight several kilos and become stricter with my diet. I feel more comfortable on court and move faster. Under the instruction of Laws, I have to eat vegetables and protein and stay away from starch and soft drink,'' I may use her again during tournaments like Wimbledon and the Australian Open.'' said Tammy.

" My next tourney is Bali, It is going to be a tough tournament with the inclusion of Rubin and Dokic. I want to do better than in previous years, which means I have to play consistently like I did in the US Open. After Bali, I'm not sure if I am able to play Shanghai or not because of my late entry. I have to wait some withdrawal from the main draw."

:kiss: :kiss: Good luck Tammy :kiss: :kiss:

Vut
Sep 8th, 2003, 09:28 AM
Thanks P'Jiro krub

Benny
Sep 9th, 2003, 10:33 PM
Tammy beat Pratt 6-0 6-0!

jirobkk
Sep 10th, 2003, 03:02 AM
:lol: GOSSIPS :lol:
Trim Tammy's sudden weight gain explained

From the Nation newspaper (Published on Sep 10, 2003)

Thai tennis ace Tamarine Tanasugarn returned home on Friday night four kilos lighter than when she left for the American hard court season, but quickly gained two kilos the following evening. The sudden overnight weight gain by the country's No 1 women's player was explained when a reporter came across a note stuck to a wall in her home. It featured a request to her mother for four of her favourite dishes.

The order comprised shrimp boiled rice, cube noodles, nam prik (spicy dip) and bitter melon soup, all of which she enjoyed on her first day at home. "Madame made the list right after she arrived home. There were all her favourites,'' joked Tamarine's mother Sunetra, who used to run a Thai restaurant in California.

A touch sheepish and ashamed, Tammy hurriedly ripped the note off the wall and hid it before awkwardly explaining: "It's just that I have been away from home for too long and I missed Thai food so much, especially mom's cooking."
----------------------------

Bali 2003

1st round
5-Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) d. Nicole Pratt(AUS) 6-0,6-0 :kiss:

Benny
Sep 10th, 2003, 07:54 AM
Pratt, Dokic in early exit
From correspondents in Indonesia
September 9, 2003

AUSTRALIAN Nicole Pratt and fourth seed Jelena Dokic were early casualties at Bali's $US225,000 ($348,000) WTA tournament today.

Fifth seed Tamarine Tanasugarn claimed the first 6-0 6-0 scoreline of her career when she overwhelmed Pratt in just 44 minutes in their frist round match while Dokic fell 7-5 6-3 to Tathiana Garbin of Italy in the first round.

Tanasugarn has been in fine form recently having beaten Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova at the US Open to earn an audience with the King of Thailand.

"It was the happiest day of my life. It was something I was dreaming about," said Tanasugarn. "I think I'm going back again with Paradorn (Srichaphan).

"With the match today, I knew Nicole is very tough and never gives up so I focused 200 per cent. It's not easy to keep this level all the time, and my goal is to keep it as high as possible and concentrate on one match at a time."

Garbin was more consistent than Dokic, whose erratic play reached a climax when she served three consecutive double faults while serving for the first set at 5-4.

Dokic broke serve in the first game of the second set to break Dokic's service twice and take the victory.

"I had chances to win the match, even if I lost in two (sets)," said Dokic, who has still not decided whether she will play at the Australian Open next January.

"I had big leads and I let them go. I beat myself more than she beat me. It's just up and down, on and off in the match. That's the problem."

Another seed to fall was France's Emilie Loit, the seventh seed, who was ousted 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 by Ivana Abramovic of Croatia.

Agence France-Presse

From, foxsports.com

Vut
Sep 10th, 2003, 09:48 AM
:woohoo: TAMMY

jirobkk
Sep 11th, 2003, 01:41 PM
Bali 2003

1st round:
5-Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) d. Nicole Pratt(AUS) 6-0,6-0 :kiss:
2nd round:
5-Tamarine Tanasugarn(THA) d. Jie Zheng(CHN) 6-4,6-3 :hearts:

http://www.wismilakinternational.com/photo/galleries/Temple%20Ceremony%202003/temple_03.jpg
http://www.wismilakinternational.com/photo/galleries/Temple%20Ceremony%202003/temple_05.jpg

Benny
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:30 PM
Nice pics of Tammy;)
Tammy lost 4-6 2-6 in the quarter-finals to Dementieva.
Tammy/Wynne lost 6-4 3-6 5-7 in the doubles semi's to Pratt/Loit.
Rest up for the indoor tourneys Tammy:worship:

Vut
Sep 12th, 2003, 06:04 PM
:bigcry: TAMMY
Better luck next time :)

Libertango
Sep 12th, 2003, 08:15 PM
Tammy :sad: :( Good luck for your next tournaments!

Great pics, she definitely seems to have lost weight :)

jirobkk
Sep 13th, 2003, 07:08 PM
Tammy's schedule after Bali

1. 15-21 Sep : Shanghai Tier 2 ( Status : Late entry MDO )
2. 29 Sep - 5 Oct : Moscow Tier 1 ( Status : Qualify )
3. 6-12 Oct : Porsche Tier 2 ( Status : Qualify )
4. 13-19 Oct : Swisscom Tier 1 ( Status : Qualify )
5. 20-26 Oct : Linz Tier 2 ( Status : Qualify )
6. 20-26 Oct : Luxembourg Tier 3 ( Status : Main draw )
7. 3-9 Nov : Pattaya Tier 5 ( Status : main draw)

Glad to know Tammy will be playing indoor tourney this year. It seems like she has to play qualify (except Luxembourg).

C'mon Tammy. Hope you will be doing well for the rest of the schedule. :hearts:

jirobkk
Sep 13th, 2003, 07:53 PM
STAR IN SPOTLIGHT: GOING GREAT GUNS

Published on Sep 14, 2003

Fans who watched live coverage of Tamarine Tanasugarn's matches at Flushing Meadows during the US Open could not have helped but notice the physical transformation Thailand's No 1 female tennis player had undergone.

She looked fitter, leaner and, above all, faster than ever before.

The end result was straight-set wins over 18th-seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland and world No 10 Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia en route to a fourth-round berth and her best ever result at the US Open.

Among the crowd at the stadium sat the Australian woman behind the new-look Tamarine. She began working with Alexandra Laws, amazingly her first ever physical trainer, three weeks prior to the US Open. The results were plain for everyone to see.

She has shed four kilograms working with Laws and has finally become diet-wise.

Laws, a former triathlete who improved the physical condition of fellow players Jill Craybas of the US and Ai Sugiyama of Japan, has introduced to Tamarine a new and effective fitness regime and a particularly strict diet - something the player never bothered to apply before.

"I just learnt from her that physical training doesn't mean going to the gym and doing weightlifting for several hours, which is something I'd already tried, and it didn't seem to work well,'' said Tamarine, who surged from 39 to 32 in the world last week because of her fine run at Flushing Meadows.

"One of the modern techniques she instructs me in is to work with a balance ball. I have to kneel/sit on it and try and stay balanced for as long as I can. It not only helps my fitness but also my concentration."

Tamarine says that instead of spending up to three hours in the gym doing old-fashioned weight training, she spends 30 minutes a day with Laws.

Thanks to the new approach, Tamarine's major weakness, her weight, is no longer a issue. The days of opponents bombarding her with drop shots are likely to become a thing of the past, after showing at the US Open she is now quick enough to nullify that threat.

"She [Laws] suggests that I eat less starch and focus more on [eating] vegetables and protein, especially after breakfast. Before, I was fond of soft drinks, but she told me not to have more than one can a week," said the 26-year-old, who has also been advised to drink one bottle of orange juice a day instead of three.

Tamarine has temporary halted her association with Laws, but they will reunite at the end of the year, when she will under go three intensive weeks of training with the Australian in Bangkok.

"Her fee is US$1,500 [Bt61,000] a week. So I cannot afford to have her with me all the time," she said.

"I need to learn the next step of the training programme at the end of the year to strengthen my fitness before the Australian Open,'' she added.

Tamarine thinks that her new approach to training is the result of the big hitters which have emerged in women's tennis over the past five years, players like the Williams sisters.

"Women's tennis relies 60 per cent on physical condition these days while the rest is technique on court. As you can see, the top players have significantly improved their bodies, and only the strongest is the last girl standing," she said.

In terms of her game, the Thai ace will still be coached by Panomkorn Pladchaurnil, although their relationship has changed. From now on, Panomkorn will only accompany his charge to major tournaments, raising concerns over who will supervise her routine the rest of the time.

"It is too much for him, travelling with me all time. Most importantly, he has a family to take care of. However, this will not affect anything, because I will stick to all the things he tells me to do, while in big tourneys he will surely come along."

Picking the right time to reach her peak is another new plan Tamarine will adopt next season. In the past she took on a heavy playing schedule, which took its toll at the end of the year, when she tended to play below par.

"If you look at the top girls, they don't play too many tournaments. From now on, I will make a plan that will allow me to play my best tennis during major tournaments. You cannot play and win all the time. It'd be better if I shortened my tour schedule," said Tamarine, who has her sights firmly set on getting back into the top 20.

"I used to be there, and I want to get back. I cannot set a particular time when I can do that, but I'll try to make it as soon as I can."

Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
THE NATION

Vut
Sep 15th, 2003, 10:06 AM
:D:D:D

TammysBigSis
Sep 15th, 2003, 03:30 PM
I hate Thai journalists who can't get the facts straight. It wasn't Tammy's mom who ran the restaurant (it was my dad's restaurant), and her name is spelt Sunattra. It's all fluff and b.s. and I wish they would stop dwelling on Tammy's weight!

Benny
Sep 20th, 2003, 01:47 PM
Tammy and Ai have made the doubles final of Shanghai! This might boost Tammys double ranking back into the top 100!
Go Tammy GO!

jirobkk
Sep 21st, 2003, 02:31 AM
I hate Thai journalists who can't get the facts straight. It wasn't Tammy's mom who ran the restaurant (it was my dad's restaurant), and her name is spelt Sunattra. It's all fluff and b.s. and I wish they would stop dwelling on Tammy's weight!

Hi Rose, :worship:
Yesterday I met The Nation's journalists who wrote that article at Muang Thong Thani. Actually I got a Press Pass and I will be able to meet him again.

Do you want to forward any messages to him ?

jirobkk
Sep 21st, 2003, 05:25 PM
Just came back from Davis Cup and Thailand Open 2003. I've some snapshot of Tammy's picture at Wilson booth in Muang Thong Thani Arena.

Her name under her picture is completely wrong (Tammarine Tanasukarn). :sad: :sad: I made a complaint to Wilson's M.D. (who is my friend). :mad: :mad: He said he will correct ASAP.

http://www.thai.net/jirofromsanook/thailand%20open%202003/21%20sep%202003/Thailand%20Open%20004%201.jpg

http://www.thai.net/jirofromsanook/thailand%20open%202003/21%20sep%202003/Thailand%20Open%20002%201.jpg

http://www.thai.net/jirofromsanook/thailand%20open%202003/21%20sep%202003/Thailand%20Open%20005%201.jpg

Benny
Sep 22nd, 2003, 09:38 AM
Lol how could they spell it wrong

jirobkk
Sep 22nd, 2003, 11:13 AM
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-09-21T100032Z_01_SHA10D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS-SHANGHAI.jpg
Ai Sugiyama (L) of Japan and Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand hold their runner-up plates during the award ceremony of the doubles final of the $585,000 Shanghai Open WTA tennis tournament in China's financial capital September 21, 2003. The pair of Nicole Pratt of Australia and France's Emilie Loit defeated Sugiyama-Tanasugarn duo, 6-3 6-3, to win the doubles championship trophy.

Vut
Sep 22nd, 2003, 11:32 AM
:mad: Tammarine Tanasukarn
:hearts: Tamarine Tanasugarn

jirobkk
Sep 23rd, 2003, 02:43 PM
Today I met Tammy in Thailand Open 2003 at Muang Thong Thani Arena. She has invited from the tournament to join the openning ceremony. I've taken Tammy's picture with Prime Minister and Paradorn, Moya, JCF. After the openning ceremony she went to Wilson Booth for sign her autograph and taking pictures for her fans. I will be posting the picture tonight after I am back home.

Tammy told me that she has a special acceptance from the next week Japan Open and she will be in the main draw. She will be leaving for Japan on Friday 26.

She said she would more prefer playing the main draw of Japan Open than qualify of Moscow.

:kiss: C'mon Tammy, do your best as usual in Japan Open. :kiss:

http://www.thai.net/jirofromsanook/thailand%20open%202003/23%20sep%202003/Tammy3%201.jpg

http://www.thai.net/jirofromsanook/thailand%20open%202003/23%20sep%202003/OPC10%201%20Tammy.jpg
Tammy, Prime Minister, Paradorn, JCF,Moya

http://www.thai.net/jirofromsanook/thailand%20open%202003/23%20sep%202003/Tammy%20and%20Dad%201.jpg
Tammy and her dad (Veerachai Tanasugarn)

Rising Sun
Sep 23rd, 2003, 06:51 PM
Thanks for the news Jiro. :)

Good luck to Tammy at Tokyo next week. :D

I wonder if she'll still play Filderstadt qualies? :confused:

Vut
Sep 24th, 2003, 02:07 AM
Thanks P'Jiro krub. :D
Good luck TAMMY in Japan next week. :D

Benny
Sep 26th, 2003, 10:50 AM
Good Luck in Japan Tammy!:worship:
Pick up title #2

jirobkk
Sep 26th, 2003, 01:34 PM
Thanks for the news Jiro. :)

Good luck to Tammy at Tokyo next week. :D

I wonder if she'll still play Filderstadt qualies? :confused:

Yesterday she told me that she will withdraw from Filderstadt. Her schedule should be as below

1. Tokyo, Japan - Sep. 29 - Oct. 5 (III)...Status : Main draw
2. Filderstadt, Germany - Oct. 6-12 (II)...Status : Qualify... Withdraw
3. Zurich, Switzerland - Oct. 13-19 (I)...Status : Qualify
4. Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Oct. 20-26 (IIIA)...Status : Main draw
5. Pattaya, Thailand - Nov. 3-9 (V)...Status : Main draw

Rising Sun
Sep 26th, 2003, 05:51 PM
Thanks Jiro. :)

Good luck Tammy in the remaining events of 2003. :D

Benny
Oct 5th, 2003, 12:46 AM
Tammy lost in Rd2 6-1 2-6 4-6 to Rising Chinese player Zheng.
CONGRATULATIONS on your 4th Doubles title Tammy:D!:bounce::worship:
Tanasugarn/Sharapova won 7-6(1) 6-0:)!

jirobkk
Oct 5th, 2003, 02:42 AM
Tammy lost in Rd2 6-1 2-6 4-6 to Rising Chinese player Zheng.
CONGRATULATIONS on your 4th Doubles title Tammy:D!:bounce::worship:
Tanasugarn/Sharapova won 7-6(1) 6-0:)!

Thanks Benny, :worship:

Tammy's news:
She will be leaving for Europe on 9 Thursday. Tammy will be playing qualify in Swisscom Tier 1, then Luxembourg Tier 3 and return back to Thailand for Pattaya Volvo Women's Open. :kiss:

Here below of Tammy and Masha's pictures:

http://www.thai.net/jirofromthaimail/japan%20open%202003/TammyMasha5.jpg

http://www.thai.net/jirofromthaimail/japan%20open%202003/TammyMasha3.jpg

http://www.thai.net/jirofromthaimail/japan%20open%202003/TammyMasha2.jpg

http://www.thai.net/jirofromthaimail/japan%20open%202003/TammyMasha4.jpg

http://www.thai.net/jirofromthaimail/japan%20open%202003/Tammy4%201.jpg

http://www.thai.net/jirofromthaimail/japan%20open%202003/ParraTammy%201.jpg

http://www.thai.net/jirofromthaimail/japan%20open%202003/TammyMasha6.jpg

Shine On Silver Moon
Oct 5th, 2003, 03:14 AM
Yay, congrats Tammy for great result in Tokyo with my fave also, Masha! :kiss: After SF in Bali with Wynne, then finalist in Shanghai with Ai and winner now with Masha - another Siberian sensation!!! ;)

Tammy, please focus on your singles this time! :cool:

Vut
Oct 6th, 2003, 04:30 PM
Thanks P'Jiro krub
:hearts: TAMMY

jirobkk
Oct 9th, 2003, 05:07 AM
Yesterday I was lucky. :D

Actually I have to give Tammy's picture album to her before she leave for Zurich and I had appointed to Tammy at the FBT building (Sports and weight training center). Tammy was practicing at tennis court opposite of FBT building. I was there too. I saw Khun Pranomkorn (Tammy's coach) and Alexandra Laws being there with Tammy.

After finished her practicing, Khun Pranomkorn went back home and we returned back to FBT building by Tammy's car. Tammy introduced me to Alexandra Laws. I said "Hi, Alexandra. Nice to meet you. I'm lucky to meet you in person today. And I just accessed your website to learn about CCC (core conditioning concepts)" .....(Thanks Danker for telling me Laws' homepage.) She said "Really, nice to meet you. Who told you my homepage." Honestly, Laws is a nice person and very friendly. She like Thailand, she like Thai food especially Thai's lemon juice. Laws and Tammy were very kind, they let me being in the training room where I was watching Tammy was training with Laws' programme.

I thought that physical training means going to the gym and doing weightlifting for several hours. But it's total different from Laws' physical training. CCC is one of the modern techniques. Tammy was instructed to work with a balance ball. She had to stand/kneel/sit/lay down on the ball and try and stay balanced for as long as she can. It's not only helps body fitness but also concentration and movement."

Tammy have plan to learn the next step of the training programme (three intensive weeks of training) at the end of this year to strengthen her fitness before the Australian Open. Laws also told me that Tammy is a potential player and she has a confident to bring Tammy back to top 20 by next year.

http://www.thai.net/jirofromthaimail/Alexandra%20Laws.jpg
Alexandra Laws (Actually she looks younger than the picture)

TammysBigSis
Oct 11th, 2003, 09:49 AM
So disappointed to hear Tammy's scheduling problem with Zurich. This is disasterous! She can't keep missing deadlines. I think Tammy should have someone helping her with her tournament schedule! I know my dad is probably livid. He was upset enough as it was about the Shanghai tournament singles. Oh, boy, Tammy! Be careful!

Vut
Oct 11th, 2003, 11:57 AM
:sad: Tammy :sad:

Benny
Oct 22nd, 2003, 07:54 AM
Tammy def E.Clijsters 6-2 6-3 and paired with Sharapova to win their first round doubles clash 6-2 6-0.
Next round Tammy plays Anca Barna of Germany. Lets hope Tammy can pull through! GO TAMMY GO:bounce:

Benny
Oct 24th, 2003, 07:10 AM
Tammy lost 3-6 4-6 to Anca Barna:(
Good Luck in the doubles and then Good Luck in THAILAND:hearts:

jirobkk
Oct 27th, 2003, 06:35 AM
Tammy and Masha won their second double title in this month ( Seat Open 2003, Luxembourg) and become unbeatable team (8-0 record).

http://www.wtatour.com/assets/story_image/DoublesWinners102603.jpg
(SEAT Open - Luxembourg)
Undefeated as a team, Tamarine Tanasugarn and Maria Sharapova come away with their second doubles title this month
Photo: Fernand Konnen

:bounce: :kiss: :bounce:

Shine On Silver Moon
Oct 27th, 2003, 08:41 AM
Congrats for dbl title with Masha again! ;)

Choke Dee in Pattaya next week! :cool:

Benny
Oct 30th, 2003, 11:08 AM
Yay Tammy:kiss:

Vut
Oct 30th, 2003, 12:22 PM
Congrats TAMMY / Masha
Good luck in PATTAYA

Benny
Nov 5th, 2003, 11:10 AM
Tammy(1) def Gers(Q) 3-6 6-2 6-0:)
This match will give Tammy confidence, it may not seem like it, but it was a tough call to overcome Gers. She was expected to ofcourse, but a qualifier like that plays with nothing to loose and she would probaly know a lot about Tammy's game, but Tammy would not know a lot about hers.
Good Luck in Rd 2 Tammy;) Lets hope you can end 2003 in the top 30:D

Rising Sun
May 9th, 2006, 01:55 PM
I've decided to bump old Tammy threads so that they'd be moved to her new sub-forum. :)