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Jorn
Nov 19th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Early Entries:

World number 11 Nadia Petrova of Russia has confirmed she will play at the ASB Classic in Auckland in January 2009.

This means she will become the second seed, behind Olympic Champion Elena Dementieva (WTA ranking now at number 4), and just in front of Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark(world number 12)

Petrova was a semi-finallist at the tournament in 2006.

For a tournament allowed only one world top-ten player under the new WTA Roadmap 2010 regulations, the ASB Classic is certianly doing well to have already secured the world's number 4, 11 and 12-ranked players!

It's possible a fourth top-20 player will also join the ASB Classic line-up.

Jorn
Nov 19th, 2008, 06:06 PM
Atleast den 25. November we should have more names!

gardengnome3
Nov 20th, 2008, 02:31 AM
Kata should play, she won both singles and doubles titles a few years ago.

Dokic-Fan
Nov 20th, 2008, 06:58 AM
Can someone confirm, please that the entry list is already out?? :)

kaktusino
Nov 20th, 2008, 01:48 PM
Top 4 Seeds:

Dementieva (4)
Petrova (11)
Wozniacki (12)
Srebotnik (20)

Juarito
Nov 20th, 2008, 04:14 PM
Lists out next week or the following? :confused:

Dokic-Fan
Nov 20th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Lists out next week or the following? :confused:

I think it's next Tuesday, as InTheZone told me the same thing for the other tournament for that week. :)

DutchieGirl
Nov 21st, 2008, 05:28 AM
Lists out next Tuesday is correct. :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 24th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Arvidsson is here

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 24th, 2008, 11:17 PM
Arvidsson is here

Awesome news :cool:. I hope she plays Hobart aswell :bounce:

ArturoAce.
Nov 25th, 2008, 02:25 AM
i wonder which players, if any, will be making a comeback :shrug: in this 2009 season..im excited

laura?
akiko?
meilen?

Jorn
Nov 25th, 2008, 11:01 AM
Tennis: Classic line-up just gets better

Katerina Srebotnik won the ASB Classic in 2005.
A fourth tennis player ranked in the world's top 20 is to attend the ASB Classic, tournament organisers announced today.

Katerina Srebotnik, a former champion with a career-high ranking of 20, will make her seventh appearance at the Auckland WTA event.

The 27-year-old Slovenian, who defeated Shinobu Asagoe in three sets to claim the 2005 title, is one of the Tour's steadiest campaigners. She has been a fixture in the top 30 in recent seasons and ended this year in the top 20 for the first time.

Russian world no 4 Elena Dementiava will be the tournament's top seed, followed by countrywoman Nadia Petrova (11) and Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki (12).

The full entry list will be confirmed at the tournament's official launch at Mission Bay on Wednesday.

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 25th, 2008, 02:44 PM
i wonder which players, if any, will be making a comeback :shrug: in this 2009 season..im excited

laura?
akiko?
meilen?


Well, the good news is that if any of the above 3 do decide to make a comeback they will be able to use a Special Injury Ranking to get into tourneys :D:bounce:

Juarito
Nov 25th, 2008, 11:03 PM
And so? :confused:

alwayshingis
Nov 26th, 2008, 02:41 AM
Top 8 players:

Dementieva
Petrova
Wozniacki
Srebotnik
Medina Garrigues
Wozniak
Peer
Vaidisova

Erakovic also in.

DutchieGirl
Nov 26th, 2008, 02:42 AM
Pretty good list! Yeah, as if Erakovic wouldn't play. :p

Sharapova's_Boy
Nov 26th, 2008, 04:06 AM
Vaidisova? :eek:

Jorn
Nov 26th, 2008, 04:10 AM
Also in MD Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Tamira Paszek. :)

With a ranking of 72 Paszek from Austria is the last of the 23 direct acceptances into the main draw singles.

In Q:

There are a number of players, such as 77th ranked Aravane Rezai of France (the finalist in 2008), who just misses the cut-off for the main draw and may play the qualifying. Also just outside the main draw is former top-20 player at Anna-Lena Groenfeld, currently ranked 76.

http://www.tennisnz.com/Article.aspx?Mode=1&ID=2369

DutchieGirl
Nov 26th, 2008, 04:59 AM
Of course no list, and nothing about quallies. :ras: ;)

Vincey!
Nov 26th, 2008, 05:02 AM
Wozniak Playing here :D...As a seed she has a good chance to make at least the QF and then is getting closer to a seed at the AO :D

Really nice field actually, lot of (former) good players

ViennaCalling
Nov 26th, 2008, 07:28 AM
Tamira :inlove:

She reached a SF here last year :eek:

Elwin.
Nov 26th, 2008, 12:59 PM
Tamira :D

VIKA?
Nov 26th, 2008, 02:13 PM
Anabel:banana:

Sexysova
Nov 26th, 2008, 03:48 PM
Nicole :banana:

Jorn
Nov 26th, 2008, 06:37 PM
A new name added.

With over half the field under 22 years old, next year's tournament will also feature a number of young emerging players including Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro, who came through qualifying to reach the quarter-finals of Roland Garros this year.

zveeen
Nov 26th, 2008, 10:28 PM
Alg :yeah:

Daszmarelli
Nov 26th, 2008, 10:48 PM
Nastya and Tamira here :hearts:

Juarito
Nov 26th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Argies here? thanks

alwayshingis
Nov 27th, 2008, 12:06 AM
So for now we know:

1. Dementieva (4)
2. Petrova (11)
3. Wozniacki (12)
4. Srebotnik (20)
5. Medina Garrigues (22)
6. Wozniak (34)
7. Peer (38)
8. Vaidisova (41)
9. Pavlyuchenkova (46)
10. Suarez Navarro (50)
11.
12.
13. Erakovic (60)
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23. Paszek (72)
24. Santangelo (feed up)
25. WC
26. WC
27. WC
28. WC
29. Q
30. Q
31. Q
32. Q


Is this correct?

hellas719
Nov 27th, 2008, 04:24 AM
Daniilidou or other Greeks here? Americans? Thx in advance.

carlasuarezfan
Nov 27th, 2008, 09:42 AM
Carla :)

heart
Nov 27th, 2008, 12:21 PM
ASB Classic field full of promise
Nov 27, 2008
http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/2334977

The full player list for the 2009 ASB Classic has produced a few surprises, plenty of new names, plenty of career-high rankings and a number of talented teenagers.

Russian Elena Dementieva, the current Olympic champion, is at a best-ever of four in the world followed by No. 11 Nadia Petrova, also of Russia. Close behind comes a Dane, Caroline Wozniacki who is at her best ranking of 12 and is still only 18-years-old.

At a career-high of No.20 is the 2005 champion Katarina Srebotnik from Slovenia who will also team up with Petrova to make a formidable doubles combination.

The fifth seed will be Anabel Medina Garrigues (Spain) who is also at her best ranking, coming to Auckland at 22 in the world after a year where she won her eighth career singles title by beating Srebotnik in the final of Strasbourg and being a finalist at both Fes and Portoroz.

She is also a very accomplished doubles player with a current ranking of No. 3 after winning the title at Roland Garros with Virginia Ruano Pascal and the doubles silver medal at the Olympics with Ruano Pascal.

The Canuck is coming
Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak ranked at 34 will be the sixth seed after she had a great result in 2008 where she played through from qualifying to win the U$600,000 Tier II tournament at Stanford beating Marion Bartoli in the final. She also made the semis at Quebec and the Japan Open in what was easily the best 12 months of her career.

The seventh seed at No. 38 in the world is Israel's Shahar Peer. She was ranked as high as 15 early last year and had appearances in the quarterfinals of both the Australian Open and US Open in 2007.

In 2008 she made the fourth round of Wimbledon beating Dinara Safina along the way as well as reaching the semis at two events.

A feature of the tournament is the first time appearance of eighth seeded 19-year-old Nicole Vaidisova who has a current ranking of 41, but has been as high as No7 in the world in May of last year.

She has an incredible record in Grand Slams for someone still in her teens. In 2006 she reached the semifinals of Roland Garros while still only 17-years-old making her the youngest player in the Open era to do so.

Last year she made the semis of the Australian Open, quarters at Roland Garros and quarters at Wimbledon. In 2008 she again reached the quarters at Wimbledon beating Anna Chakvetdaze in the fourth round. At the strong Sydney event she had a win over Daniella Hantuchova and also Jelena Jankovic to make the semifinals while there were also quarterfinals results at Gold Coast and Birmingham.

Just outside the seedings is Russian 17-year-old Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova who is at a career-high ranking of 46 and regarded as one of the newcomers to watch on the WTA Tour.

She dominated junior Grand Slams and was ranked at junior No1 in 2006. She has since gone on to have some top results on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour with quarterfinals finishes at Palermo and the Japan Open as well as making the third round of Wimbledon.

Marina looking to repeat the magic
New Zealand's Marina Erakovic makes the main draw for the first time with a ranking of 60. She had a stirring run to the semifinals of the 2008 event, including beating then world No. 22 Vera Zvonareva in three sets in the quarterfinals.

The 20-year-old Kiwi had a number of significant results in 2008 making the semis at Memphis and Birmingham as well as the third round at Miami and Wimbledon.

In doubles she won three WTA titles - 's-Hertogenbosch, Tokyo and Luxembourg.

Also returning is the popular Tamira Paszek who will be 18 next month. She was a semifinalist at the 2008 event and throughout the year reached the final at Bali beating two top-20 players along the way.

With a ranking of 72 Paszek from Austria is the last of the 23 direct acceptances into the main draw singles.

New ASB Classic tournament director is delighted with the field that has been assembled.

"The 2009 ASB Classic field has plenty of variety with a lot of strength at the top, a lot of players who are at their career-high rankings and a number of exciting young players. Two of the talented teens announced today are a great attraction for the tournament in addition to Wozniacki who is the youngest player in the top-20.

Vaidisova is an established star who has already achieved so much including being in the top-10 while Pavlyuchenkova has so much talent and is most certainly someone to watch this year," says Brenda Perry, ASB Classic tournament director.

There are a number of players such as 77th ranked Aravane Rezai of France the finalist in 2008 who just misses the cut-off for the main draw and may play the qualifying. Also just outside the main draw is former top-20 player Anna-Lena Groenfeld at 76.

The ASB Classic will also feature on-court coaching for the first time as part of an initiative on Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.

Source: ONE Sport

ViennaCalling
Nov 28th, 2008, 06:12 AM
"popular Tamira Paszek" :speakles: :inlove:

DutchieGirl
Nov 28th, 2008, 08:59 AM
She was popular there this year. All the tourney staff seemed to like her. :)

gumoll
Nov 28th, 2008, 10:07 AM
I hope Ula will qualify to the MD :unsure:

Juarito
Nov 28th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Does anyone have the full list? Tobi, Spice, Boiledegg?

DutchieGirl
Nov 28th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Obviously not. :( :sad:

Agata.
Nov 28th, 2008, 04:04 PM
I hope Ula will qualify to the MD :unsure:

How do you know that she plays here? I thought that she starts 2009 season in Hobart :confused:

ViennaCalling
Nov 29th, 2008, 08:33 AM
She was popular there this year. All the tourney staff seemed to like her. :)

Really? :hearts: :awww:

patch.
Nov 29th, 2008, 10:20 AM
Hope Anne competes here :)

Merseyknight
Nov 29th, 2008, 10:23 AM
I'm glad Nicole will play there^-^

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Nov 29th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Better tournament than Brisbane :yeah:

Mana
Nov 30th, 2008, 12:54 AM
Daniilidou or other Greeks here? Americans? Thx in advance.

Eleni may not even reach the cut off for qualifying, altho the commitment deadline is still a week away. A WC would be her only hope of playing in the main draw.

améliemomo
Nov 30th, 2008, 03:02 PM
omg poor aravane wjo has to play qualies:sad:

very good tournament so far with many good players.I hope one of my face to win it all.:angel:

Uranium
Nov 30th, 2008, 03:56 PM
Eleni may not even reach the cut off for qualifying, altho the commitment deadline is still a week away. A WC would be her only hope of playing in the main draw.

Eleni deserves a WC IMO, she won these event I think like 3 times.

Jorn
Dec 1st, 2008, 12:22 PM
From the website: We will have to wait for the List... http://www.asbclassic.co.nz/facts

The following is the list of entries from the 2008 ASB Classic, this page will be updated with 2009 Player Facts closer to the date of the tournament.

heart
Dec 1st, 2008, 05:21 PM
confrmed players:

Elena Dementieva RUS
Nadia Petrova RUS
Caroline Wozniack DEN
Katarina Srebotnik SLO
Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP
Aleksandra Wozniak CAN
Shahar Peer ISR
Nicole Vaidisova CZE
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS
Carla Suarez Navarro ESP
Marina Erakovic NZL
Tamira Paszek AUT

Daszmarelli
Dec 1st, 2008, 05:41 PM
Nice list :bounce: better than Brisbane :yeah:
Thanks :hug:

DutchieGirl
Dec 1st, 2008, 08:06 PM
confrmed players:

Elena Dementieva RUS
Nadia Petrova RUS
Caroline Wozniack DEN
Katarina Srebotnik SLO
Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP
Aleksandra Wozniak CAN
Shahar Peer ISR
Nicole Vaidisova CZE
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS
Carla Suarez Navarro ESP
Marina Erakovic NZL
Tamira Paszek AUT
:lol: We already knew that. ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 1st, 2008, 09:46 PM
Santangelo is only Feed Up.

There are two Top 10 WC places up for grabs.

FORZA SARITA
Dec 1st, 2008, 10:06 PM
Mara :kiss:

Juarito
Dec 2nd, 2008, 12:59 AM
Any argies here? thanks

OZTENNIS
Dec 2nd, 2008, 07:40 AM
Which Aussies (inc Rodionova and Gajdosova) are entered here please?
Also, are there any Qualifying feed ups

Thanks :)

Jorn
Dec 2nd, 2008, 11:06 AM
It said in the Brisbane thread that Misa Krajicek is 78 out of MD, but who is 30 out MD, and last now in Qualifying?

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 2nd, 2008, 01:02 PM
It said in the Brisbane thread that Misa Krajicek is 78 out of MD, but who is 30 out MD, and last now in Qualifying?

there's no Q list on entry list anymore.
just a list for maindraw alts.

Dubois 30 out of MD

DokDi
Dec 2nd, 2008, 02:35 PM
Dokic here? Thanks

Mforensic
Dec 2nd, 2008, 03:46 PM
Brits?

Rix643
Dec 2nd, 2008, 05:00 PM
Sponsors? :confused:

Jorn
Dec 2nd, 2008, 05:05 PM
ASB bank pays the gilde, 50% more in prize money next year. :)

Rix643
Dec 2nd, 2008, 05:16 PM
If it still exists by the time....

DutchieGirl
Dec 2nd, 2008, 08:17 PM
It said in the Brisbane thread that Misa Krajicek is 78 out of MD, but who is 30 out MD, and last now in Qualifying?
How is 30 last in quallies? I mean there are more than 2 WCs for quallies next year aren't there?

hellas719
Dec 2nd, 2008, 08:25 PM
Greeks? Americans? Thanks.

Juanes
Dec 3rd, 2008, 02:21 PM
rybarikova here or in brisbane?

Adrian.
Dec 3rd, 2008, 03:20 PM
The new lists suck:o

Is Marta here?:angel:

saniapower
Dec 3rd, 2008, 10:38 PM
sania Mirza in quali?

Sexysova
Dec 4th, 2008, 08:17 PM
sania Mirza in quali?

no..

Sexysova
Dec 4th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Any argies here? thanks

Jozami - 42 out of MD
Cravero - 64 out of MD

Which Aussies (inc Rodionova and Gajdosova) are entered here please?
Also, are there any Qualifying feed ups

Thanks :)

Rodionova - 20 out of MD
Dokic - 61 out of MD
Ferguson - 103 out of MD
Bai - 121 out of MD

don't know about Q feed ups

It said in the Brisbane thread that Misa Krajicek is 78 out of MD, but who is 30 out MD, and last now in Qualifying?

Dubois is 30 out of MD so probably she's the last in Q? :)

Brits?

MD - Keothavong
South - 26 out of MD
Baltacha - 40 out of MD
O'Brien - 52 out of MD
Stoop - 81 out of MD

Greeks? Americans? Thanks.

Greeks
Daniilidou - ALT 46

Americans
Craybas - MD
Ditty - 27 out of MD
King - 33 out of MD
Glatch - 51 out of MD
Gullickson - 53 out of MD
Albanese - 77 out of MD
Stevenson - 82 out of MD
Brengle - 84 out of MD
Cohen - 88 out of MD
Spears - 90 out of MD
Prousis - 104 out of MD
Kops-Jones - 105 out of MD
Couts - 106 out of MD
Mueller - 109 out of MD
Moulton-Levy - 119 out of MD
Gambale - 122 out of MD
Mills - 126 out of MD

rybarikova here or in brisbane?

here in MD

The new lists suck:o

Is Marta here?:angel:

here in MD

Geoffrey91
Dec 4th, 2008, 09:13 PM
French players ?

Uranium
Dec 4th, 2008, 10:30 PM
Which Cohen are you talking about?
Julie or Audra:lol:

Extremaduratenis
Dec 4th, 2008, 10:45 PM
Spanish here?? Thanks

Sexysova
Dec 5th, 2008, 06:41 AM
French players ?

Parmentier - MD
Dechy - MD
Razzano - MD
Rezai - 5 out of MD
Johansson - 10 out of MD
Pin - 11 out of MD
Bremond - 18 out of MD
Coin - 19 out of MD
Sanchez - 48 out of MD
Pavlovic - 98 out of MD

Which Cohen are you talking about?
Julie or Audra:lol:

Audra

Spanish here?? Thanks

Medina Garrigues - MD
Llagostera Vives - MD
Suarez Navarro - MD
Dominguez Lino - 14 out of MD
Martinez Sanchez - 15 out of MD
Parra Santonja - 111 out of MD

Sexysova
Dec 5th, 2008, 10:56 AM
I'm sorry for Brits list.. I forgot Keothavong is in MD here ;)

Daszmarelli
Dec 5th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Russians?

Thanks

Sexysova
Dec 5th, 2008, 03:18 PM
Russians?

Thanks

MD - Dementieva, Petrova, Pavlyuchenkova, Kudryavtseva
Vesnina - 7 out of MD
Rodina - 34 out of MD
Manasieva - 39 out of MD
Pivovarova - 50 out of MD
Bovina - 67 out of MD
Bratchikova - 72 out of MD
Jidkova - 89 out of MD
Rodionova - 101 out of MD
Tochilovskaya - 118 out of MD

Filipinos
Dec 5th, 2008, 04:45 PM
Portugueses?

Thanks :)

Sexysova
Dec 5th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Portugueses?

Thanks :)

Silva - 54 out of MD
Piedade - 79 out of MD

Joe.
Dec 5th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Good Luck Anne :cool:

heart
Dec 6th, 2008, 04:37 AM
an updated list:)
w/o the qualifiers and wc's

#4 Elena Dementieva RUS
#11 Nadia Petrova RUS
#12 Caroline Wozniack DEN
#20 Katarina Srebotnik SLO
#22 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP
#34 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN
#38 Shahar Peer ISR
#41 Nicole Vaidisova CZE
#46 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS
#50 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP
#57 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK
#59 Virginie Razzano FRA
#60 Marina Erakovic NZL
#61 Anne Keothavong GBR
#62 Pauline Parmentier FRA
#65 Jill Craybas USA
#66 Marta Domachowska POL
#67 Yung-Jan Chan TPE
#68 Mariya Koryttseva UKR
#69 Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP
#70 Nathalie Dechy FRA
#71 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS
#72 Tamira Paszek AUT
#132 Mara Santangelo ITA ITF feed-up

ArturoAce.
Dec 6th, 2008, 05:29 AM
jill :bounce:

ArturoAce.
Dec 6th, 2008, 05:34 AM
akiko morigami on any list?? :confused:

Sexysova
Dec 6th, 2008, 08:14 AM
akiko morigami on any list?? :confused:

probably nope..

Jose-Luis
Dec 6th, 2008, 09:50 AM
Croats?

joe87
Dec 6th, 2008, 10:03 AM
Patricia Mayr in Q (or in Brisbane Q) ?

Sexysova
Dec 6th, 2008, 10:56 AM
Croats?

Sprem - 13 out of MD
Martic - 83 out of MD

Patricia Mayr in Q (or in Brisbane Q) ?

Mayr - 29 out of MD so probably in Q here and also in Brisbane..

DarkchildSwiss
Dec 6th, 2008, 12:20 PM
no swiss?

ViennaCalling
Dec 6th, 2008, 12:34 PM
If Patricia plays a Quali on the WTA-Tour I will be like :speakles: :lol:

Sexysova
Dec 6th, 2008, 01:30 PM
no swiss?

Voegele - 36 out of MD

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 6th, 2008, 02:49 PM
Larsson?

Thanks

Sexysova
Dec 6th, 2008, 03:05 PM
Larsson?

Thanks

56 out of MD

Caipirinha Guy
Dec 6th, 2008, 08:33 PM
Urszula Radwańska here?

joe87
Dec 6th, 2008, 08:57 PM
Mayr - 29 out of MD so probably in Q here and also in Brisbane..

OMG :woohoo:

Is there no 25K in that week? :lol:

Dokic-Fan
Dec 6th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Which tournament is Dokic's No. 1 priority? This one or Brisbane?? :)

patch.
Dec 6th, 2008, 09:51 PM
Anne :D

Sexysova
Dec 6th, 2008, 09:54 PM
Which tournament is Dokic's No. 1 priority? This one or Brisbane?? :)

how can I know? :lol:

Sexysova
Dec 6th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Urszula Radwańska here?

not here..

Dokic-Fan
Dec 6th, 2008, 10:16 PM
how can I know? :lol:

I don't know. Maybe in your list which you obviously have, you can see the number of priority behind the player's name?! :shrug:

DutchieGirl
Dec 6th, 2008, 10:45 PM
I don't know. Maybe in your list which you obviously have, you can see the number of priority behind the player's name?! :shrug:
Yes. Brisbane 1st pref. :)

Elisse
Dec 6th, 2008, 11:49 PM
Please can you tell me, is Eleni Daniilidou playing here?

Really hope she gets a WC seeing as she's won the title twice before...with her ranking she needs it!!! :kiss:

Thanks for any info!! :wavey:

DutchieGirl
Dec 7th, 2008, 03:14 AM
Please can you tell me, is Eleni Daniilidou playing here?

Really hope she gets a WC seeing as she's won the title twice before...with her ranking she needs it!!! :kiss:

Thanks for any info!! :wavey:
#46 alt from original list. It's her 1st pref, so I guess she's also down for brisbane.

Sexysova
Dec 7th, 2008, 09:28 AM
oh I see now :lol: so Dokic's priority is Brisbane and Daniilidou is only here in Auckland and it's her 1st priority ;)

DutchieGirl
Dec 7th, 2008, 09:43 AM
oh I see now :lol: so Dokic's priority is Brisbane and Daniilidou is only here in Auckland and it's her 1st priority ;)
lmao if there is a 1 or 2 after their names then yea, that's there pref. Now if there's also a 3 or 4 it means if they don't make MD by 3 weeks before the tourney they want to be taken of the list.If they have no number after their name, then it's their only pref.

DokDi
Dec 7th, 2008, 10:07 AM
Ok, so what is Dokic's priority 1 then?:D Brisbane or Auckland?

Elwin.
Dec 7th, 2008, 10:09 AM
Arantxa Rus?

DutchieGirl
Dec 7th, 2008, 10:16 AM
Arantxa Rus?
No, Brisbane. Nic's on the list here though. Aran also has Syd as 1st pref, and Hobart as 2nd pref

ChrisDi: I answered Dokic on the last page - try reading back sometimes. ;)

Dokic-Fan
Dec 7th, 2008, 10:20 AM
Yes. Brisbane 1st pref. :)

Thank you. :) I was so sure about the numer of priority behind the player's name... :lol:

Sexysova
Dec 7th, 2008, 10:36 AM
I'm sry DutchieGirl, I have entry lists for the first time ;)

DokDi
Dec 7th, 2008, 10:38 AM
ChrisDi: I answered Dokic on the last page - try reading back sometimes. ;)

Thanks! Usually I do that;)

DutchieGirl
Dec 7th, 2008, 10:38 AM
I'm sry DutchieGirl, I have entry lists for the first time ;)
:lol: I had realised. :p

DutchieGirl
Dec 7th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Thanks! Usually I do that;)
:hatoff: ;)

I will go to Hobart quallies....so I guess Dokic fans should hope she plays there an that I will be nice and take some pics. :p

DokDi
Dec 7th, 2008, 10:41 AM
I will go to Hobart quallies....so I guess Dokic fans should hope she plays there an that I will be nice and take some pics. :p

Yeah, that would have been nice of you:hearts:
If she plays the qualies and don't gets a MDWC

DutchieGirl
Dec 7th, 2008, 10:43 AM
Yeah, that would have been nice of you:hearts:
If she plays the qualies and don't gets a MDWC
MD starts on Sunday anyway, and the players gotta train. :p

Dokic-Fan
Dec 7th, 2008, 11:11 AM
MD starts on Sunday anyway, and the players gotta train. :p

Would it be possible for you to take some videos as well? :)

Joe.
Dec 7th, 2008, 12:51 PM
OMG :woohoo:

Is there no 25K in that week? :lol:

Haha i know what u mean :P

shuai.P
Dec 7th, 2008, 03:26 PM
chinese? thanks

Elwin.
Dec 7th, 2008, 03:31 PM
No, Brisbane. Nic's on the list here though. Aran also has Syd as 1st pref, and Hobart as 2nd pref

ChrisDi: I answered Dokic on the last page - try reading back sometimes. ;)

hmmm nicole probably won't make it i guess, but it's good cause that indicates she plans to play ao qualifying.
But Aran in sydney and hobart lists :confused: ao qualifying is during that week, maybe she got a md wc :shrug:
Thanks :D

Sexysova
Dec 7th, 2008, 03:51 PM
chinese? thanks

Yuan - 28 out of MD
Yan - 32 out of MD
Sun - 99 out of MD
Han - 107 out of MD
Xu - 113 out of MD
Ji - 129 out of MD

Jorn
Dec 7th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Updated List (http://www.tina-pisnik.net/comauckland08.txt)


change 08 -> 09 , Auckland -> hobart09 ;)

Sexysova
Dec 7th, 2008, 07:02 PM
updates

MD change - Paszek, Rezai IN, don't know who withdraws

Santangelo - feed up confirmed

qualies from Gallovits to Muller

Jorn
Dec 7th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Also returning is the popular Tamira Paszek who will be 18 next month. She was a semifinalist at the 2008 event and throughout the year reached the final at Bali beating two top-20 players along the way.

With a ranking of 72 Paszek from Austria is the last of the 23 direct acceptances into the main draw singles.

The Tournament website put Tamira Paszek was last in MD. 2 weeks ago...

DutchieGirl
Dec 7th, 2008, 11:38 PM
Would it be possible for you to take some videos as well? :)
That's pushing it a bit much as I don't even like Dokic. :p

DutchieGirl
Dec 7th, 2008, 11:40 PM
hmmm nicole probably won't make it i guess, but it's good cause that indicates she plans to play ao qualifying.
But Aran in sydney and hobart lists :confused: ao qualifying is during that week, maybe she got a md wc :shrug:
Thanks :D
Yah, I doubt Nic will make it either. Aran would play quallies at Syd or Hobart assuming she makes the cut. Ao quallies doesn't start till the Thursday anyway, so she can still even make 2nd r and then lose or not depending on how much she wants to play AO quallies. But if she plays Sydney, I don't think she will make 2nd r of MD anyway. ;)

ArturoAce.
Dec 7th, 2008, 11:41 PM
is mashona washington, shenay perry, jamea jackson on any list? :confused:

3Dcool
Dec 8th, 2008, 05:10 AM
Is Galina Voskoboeva there? Qualies? Alts?

Thx a lot!

Jorn
Dec 8th, 2008, 12:04 PM
is mashona washington, shenay perry, jamea jackson on any list? :confused:
These 3 won't play in Auckland.

Sexysova
Dec 8th, 2008, 02:13 PM
is mashona washington, shenay perry, jamea jackson on any list? :confused:

nope..

rivastenis
Dec 8th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Is Virginia Ruano playing Qualy here?? Thanks in advance

Sexysova
Dec 8th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Is Virginia Ruano playing Qualy here?? Thanks in advance

nope.. in Brisbane.. 42 out of MD..

lucho_coria
Dec 8th, 2008, 06:09 PM
Update argies?
thanks

Demska
Dec 8th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Where is Razzano? Srebotnik?

Sexysova
Dec 8th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Where is Razzano? Srebotnik?

both are in MD :)

hellas719
Dec 8th, 2008, 09:32 PM
sorry to bug you,but can i have an update on the positions of daniilidou and prousis? also, is the entry list like atp, where there is only md and alt? i heard they changed it.

Sexysova
Dec 8th, 2008, 09:47 PM
sorry to bug you,but can i have an update on the positions of daniilidou and prousis? also, is the entry list like atp, where there is only md and alt? i heard they changed it.

sry I don't get updated lists :sad:

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2008, 11:40 PM
sorry to bug you,but can i have an update on the positions of daniilidou and prousis? also, is the entry list like atp, where there is only md and alt? i heard they changed it.
No updates, but yes list is not only MD and alts - but possible that 3 weeks out there will be an "official" quallie list made - but no one's sure.

JOCHEBEL
Dec 8th, 2008, 11:49 PM
MARA SANTANGELO received a WC!! jeje =) i hope she will play a good tennis next year!
im so exciting! new Year!

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2008, 11:54 PM
MARA SANTANGELO received a WC!! jeje =) i hope she will play a good tennis next year!
im so exciting! new Year!
She got a feed up - slightly different. ;)

JOCHEBEL
Dec 8th, 2008, 11:58 PM
tell me why?
flipkens will be there?

DutchieGirl
Dec 9th, 2008, 12:07 AM
You get a feed up usually from winning an ITF tournament. Normally the feed ups were into quallies, but it seems next year that's slightly different. WC means you have to ask the tournament for a WC and they can pick. The tourney doesn't pick feed ups. They have a nominated ITF tourney, and whoever wins it then gets the feed up spot.

shuai.P
Dec 9th, 2008, 02:57 AM
Yuan - 28 out of MD
Yan - 32 out of MD
Sun - 99 out of MD
Han - 107 out of MD
Xu - 113 out of MD
Ji - 129 out of MD


Thanks!

3Dcool
Dec 9th, 2008, 02:57 AM
Is Radwanska here? :D

Thx.

*Jean*
Dec 9th, 2008, 05:38 AM
Radwanska will not play in week 1, or maybe at Hong Kong ?

3Dcool
Dec 9th, 2008, 01:06 PM
Radwanska will not play in week 1, or maybe at Hong Kong ?

Aww... How come? >: Where does she play on the 2nd week? :P

Juarito
Dec 9th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Is Salerni here using her SR? Thanks

Jorn
Dec 9th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Aww... How come? >: Where does she play on the 2nd week? :P

Aga will play in Sydney.


Is Salerni here using her SR? Thanks


She was not mention when somebody ask about Argies...so not likely

Jorn
Dec 9th, 2008, 05:00 PM
Nobody in MD with SR. (From the website)

World Ranking, Name

4 - Elena Dementieva (Russia)
11 - Nadia Petrova (Russia)
12 – Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)
20 – Katarina Srebotnik (Slovenia)
22 - Anabel Medina Garrigues (Spain)
34 – Aleksandra Wozniak (Canada)
38 – Shahar Peer (Israel)
41 - Nicole Vaidisova (Czech Republic)
46 – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia)
50 - Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain)
57 - Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia)
59 – Virginie Razzano (France)
60 – Marina Erakovic (New Zealand)
61 – Anne Keothavong (Great Britain)
62 - Pauline Parmentier (France)
65 – Jill Craybas (United States)
66 – Marta Domachowska (Poland)
67 – Yung-Jan Chan (Taipei)
68 – Mariya Koryttseva (Ukraine)
69 – Nuria Llagostera Vives (Spain)
70 – Nathalie Dechy (France)
71 – Alla Kudryavtseva (Russia)
72 – Tamira Paszek (Austria)

Drake1980
Dec 10th, 2008, 03:58 AM
Is Castano or Meuburger here?

DutchieGirl
Dec 10th, 2008, 04:01 AM
Is Castano or Meuburger here?
Meusbeger - 21 out of MD
Castano - 45 out of MD (also on Bris list, but that's her 2nd pref.

Dodoboy.
Dec 10th, 2008, 07:02 PM
GL anne!

Drake1980
Dec 10th, 2008, 07:26 PM
Meusbeger - 21 out of MD
Castano - 45 out of MD (also on Bris list, but that's her 2nd pref.

Thank you! :):hearts:

kittyking
Dec 13th, 2008, 01:50 AM
Player with the most points on the NZ tour thing happening at the moment will recieve a Qualifying Wildcard - looks set to be Di Hollands.

Other possibilities for Quali wildcards;
Sacha Jones*
Ellen Barry*
Leanne Baker
Kai Vano
Shona Lee
Tanya Samodelok

*these two are near certain to get Maindraw Wildcards

3Dcool
Dec 13th, 2008, 07:39 PM
Guys, I almost forgot!!! What's with Sharapova?! Isn't she playing first week at all? >:

Daszmarelli
Dec 13th, 2008, 09:57 PM
Guys, I almost forgot!!! What's with Sharapova?! Isn't she playing first week at all? >:

She'll play in Hong Kong as usual

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 14th, 2008, 02:08 AM
Johanna Larsson?

Sexysova
Dec 14th, 2008, 08:08 AM
Johanna Larsson?

Larsson - 56 out of MD and Auckland is her priority 1 :)

Sexysova
Dec 14th, 2008, 08:09 AM
Guys, I almost forgot!!! What's with Sharapova?! Isn't she playing first week at all? >:

she's not playing first two weeks.. I think she plays Hongkong and then Australian Open.. :)

kittyking
Dec 14th, 2008, 09:43 AM
Larsson - 56 out of MD and Auckland is her priority 1 :)

And due to her connections, an outside chance of getting a Qualifying wildcard (if needed)

kittyking
Dec 14th, 2008, 09:45 AM
Oh and guys in case I haven't already told you I'll be flying upto this tournament on the 4th, spending the whole week there (...well unless Joni locks me in his closet) flying back late on Saturday 10th . Will definately be taking my camera :)

Sexysova
Dec 14th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Oh and guys in case I haven't already told you I'll be flying upto this tournament on the 4th, spending the whole week there (...well unless Joni locks me in his closet) flying back late on Saturday 10th . Will definately be taking my camera :)

please take some photos and videos of Nicole ;)

IMPOSSIBLE
Dec 14th, 2008, 03:59 PM
And due to her connections, an outside chance of getting a Qualifying wildcard (if needed)

what connections?

vesanto
Dec 14th, 2008, 08:48 PM
Is Neuza Silva in the list? I think I saw some weeks ago in this thread that she was not there but all the newspapers and tennis news in Portugal say she will be present in Auckland, so is she in the list?

Thanks in advance!!

Jorn
Dec 14th, 2008, 08:59 PM
It has been posted before...

Silva - 54 out of MD
Piedade - 79 out of MD

kittyking
Dec 15th, 2008, 04:26 AM
what connections?

Get your bum on Msn, I miss you :awww:

kittyking
Dec 15th, 2008, 04:29 AM
please take some photos and videos of Nicole ;)

Will try and get her to kiss me on the cheek :angel:

JOCHEBEL
Dec 15th, 2008, 04:41 PM
I hope Vaidisova will play much better this season!

Sexysova
Dec 15th, 2008, 05:02 PM
I hope Vaidisova will play much better this season!

me too :D

3Dcool
Dec 15th, 2008, 06:49 PM
I hope Peer will play much better this season... >:
AND Chakvetadze...

Daszmarelli
Dec 15th, 2008, 07:24 PM
I hope Peer will play much better this season... >:
AND Chakvetadze...

me too about Chaky. :tape::wavey::angel:

Tenisci
Dec 16th, 2008, 12:33 AM
Sabine Lisicki MUST be here

Sexysova
Dec 16th, 2008, 04:58 AM
along news posted in GM Petrova pulled out.. then it's possible:

MD Change - Petrova OUT, Zakopalova IN :shrug:

*Jean*
Dec 16th, 2008, 07:34 AM
I don't think so.
I'd say Rezai must be in now

Christinawww
Dec 16th, 2008, 07:51 AM
it was posted earlier that Rezai is in, but not who she replaced.

Daszmarelli
Dec 16th, 2008, 10:27 AM
along news posted in GM Petrova pulled out.. then it's possible:

MD Change - Petrova OUT, Zakopalova IN :shrug:

Who is the 8th seed now?

sammy01
Dec 16th, 2008, 10:30 AM
so could chakvetadze enter now petrovas out, i really think it would be good for her to and the event can now have another top 20 player?

kittyking
Dec 16th, 2008, 10:35 AM
so could chakvetadze enter now petrovas out, i really think it would be good for her to and the event can now have another top 20 player?

Wouldn't she need a Maindraw wildcard though. Well saying that, there is at least one up for grabs for an international at this stage. I simple can't see the likes of Di Hollands, Shona Lee, Kai Vano having a good case for one when none are inside the top 500 in the world. If Ellen Barry is injured/unfit then there could be yet another for an international. Sacha Jones better get one, she's got absolutely ZERO pressure to win this time - this year she had stacks of pressure, and couldnt rise to the occasional and was absolutely thrashed - all be it to a current top 10 player.

sammy01
Dec 16th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Wouldn't she need a Maindraw wildcard though. Well saying that, there is at least one up for grabs for an international at this stage. I simple can't see the likes of Di Hollands, Shona Lee, Kai Vano having a good case for one when none are inside the top 500 in the world. If Ellen Barry is injured/unfit then there could be yet another for an international. Sacha Jones better get one, she's got absolutely ZERO pressure to win this time - this year she had stacks of pressure, and couldnt rise to the occasional and was absolutely thrashed - all be it to a current top 10 player.

well surely if chak put her name down now she would be 1st alt because of her ranking and would only need 1 player to pull out to enter? also if it came to it that no one had pulled out and she was still #1 alt (very very unlikely) she sure would be a shoe in for a wild card.

i think the draws pretty weak for this event and chaks only got hobart so far before the oz open, i really think she needs to get her ass to auckland.

Daszmarelli
Dec 16th, 2008, 10:47 AM
If Nadia withdraw, who is the top seeds:

1. Elena Dementieva
2. Caroline Wozniacki
3. Katarina Srebotnik
4. Anabel Medina Garrigues
5. Aleksandra Wozniak
6. Shahar Peer
7. Nicole Vaidisova
8. ??????

Who is the next? :confused:

*Jean*
Dec 16th, 2008, 10:52 AM
Pavlyuchenkova
And Gallovits could be the next in the main draw as she's #1 in qualifications

JOCHEBEL
Dec 16th, 2008, 11:25 AM
HEllo everybody...Nadia Petrova out of Auckland ...why? who will replaced her? Klara Zakopalova or Aravane Rezai? REZAI reached to the final last year....tell me..thanks!

Daszmarelli
Dec 16th, 2008, 02:06 PM
HEllo everybody...Nadia Petrova out of Auckland ...why? who will replaced her? Klara Zakopalova or Aravane Rezai? REZAI reached to the final last year....tell me..thanks!

Hy, Nadia is out really. :sad:
She in the Hospital because she contracted viral meningitis. :sad:

Poor Nadia

Link (http://www.voxy.co.nz/sport/meningitis-forces-petrova-out-asb-classic/5/6772)

Jorn
Dec 16th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Poor Nadia, get well soon!


It doubtfull she can play AO if she has meningitis. :sad:

3Dcool
Dec 16th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Omg! That's really bad news! Hope she gets well soon!!!

We love you Nadia!

Sexysova
Dec 16th, 2008, 06:59 PM
get well soon Nadia :hug:

Daszmarelli
Dec 16th, 2008, 07:30 PM
Go Nadia!!!!
I hope to see you in AusOpen! :yeah:

Slutati
Dec 17th, 2008, 01:14 AM
Srebotnik is not playing. She's injured.

gardengnome3
Dec 17th, 2008, 01:53 AM
Srebotnik is not playing. She's injured.

Source please? :(

Slutati
Dec 17th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Source please? :(
http://www.rtvslo.si/sport/modload.php?&c_mod=rnews&op=sections&func=read&c_menu=6&c_id=42237

It's Slovenian though. :(

gardengnome3
Dec 17th, 2008, 04:22 AM
Thank you very much. Anyways, I'm fluent in Slovene.

NOT lol

kittyking
Dec 17th, 2008, 05:23 AM
Poor Nadia, get well soon!


It doubtfull she can play AO if she has meningitis. :sad:

There was something in the paper today about it, no mention of the Australian Open but the odds of her playing are no more than about 1 in a million. Meningitis isn't an illness that you joke about, its pretty dangerous and yes some people do die from it.

*Jean*
Dec 17th, 2008, 06:31 AM
Yeah but as it's "only" a viral meningitis, she's already out of the hospital and hopes training soon, so she should be okay at least for the Australian Open

kittyking
Dec 17th, 2008, 09:49 AM
Yeah but as it's "only" a viral meningitis, she's already out of the hospital and hopes training soon, so she should be okay at least for the Australian Open

Great that she's out of hospital, however because she's out does not mean that she's cured. I'm guessing that she will have to be on a number of pills/drugs/tablets to make sure that her meningitis is completely eradicated and make sure it doesn't return. That will suck energy out of her, honestly if its really Meningitis regardless of the form I can't see her back in time for Australian Open. Would be awesome though, I have alot of respect for players who make the flight across the ditch :)

kittyking
Dec 17th, 2008, 09:50 AM
Srebotnik is not playing. She's injured.

Anyone have any english articles/info to back this up. I hope its not true, Kata was looking forward to returning here and even made the 6pm news :sad:

sammy01
Dec 17th, 2008, 10:16 AM
now with kata out as well chak really should get her ass into the draw, it could really do with another name in it right now.

its a real shame that its lost 2 or its 'star' names already!

kittyking
Dec 17th, 2008, 10:27 AM
I have to say, I am VERY surprised that 3 weeks out from the tournament they haven't announced a single wildcard. Maindraw, Qualifying or even Doubles. I can't remember a previous tournament when this has happenned. I hope they have some players set up for those :shrug:

sammy01
Dec 17th, 2008, 10:32 AM
I have to say, I am VERY surprised that 3 weeks out from the tournament they haven't announced a single wildcard. Maindraw, Qualifying or even Doubles. I can't remember a previous tournament when this has happenned. I hope they have some players set up for those :shrug:

would be good, cus right now it looks like dementieva could walk this draw with her eyes shut.

kittyking
Dec 17th, 2008, 10:44 AM
would be good, cus right now it looks like dementieva could walk this draw with her eyes shut.

:confused: While she can consider herself the favourite, there are ALOT of players who stand somewhat of a chance of winning this title. The likes of Caro, Nastya, Shahar, Nicole heck even Aravane and Marina could take this title. Come on, who thought Aravane and Marina would reach the final and semifinal (beating Vera along the way) this year?

kittyking
Dec 17th, 2008, 10:49 AM
OMFG just realised something

Radek will be coming to Auckland because Nicole is playing right

:sad: Someone please deny that guy a visa!

Jorn
Dec 17th, 2008, 11:24 AM
About Srebotnik - Google translated.

Srebotnik doubtfull for Melbourne?
Srebotnikova damage to the preparations for the new season.

It was in London the best slovenian tennis player Katarina Srebotnik felt the pain in the left leg. Diagnosis - Achilles tendon injury.

Because of injuries to 20 Players dropped recital in the world tournament season 2009, is also questionable performance at the Australian Open championship in Melbourne at the end of January.

Auckland already canceled
"Certainly I obliged to skip introductory tournament in Auckland and most likely also the tournament in Sydney, since for a thorough rehabilitation of injuries necessarily need a long rest and daily therapy. In the following days I will also continue therapy and rest, the final decision on whether I will appear in Melbourne, However, I accepted after the end of treatment, "it is razočarana Velenjčanka of new medical frailty.

Daszmarelli
Dec 17th, 2008, 11:37 AM
Poor Kata!!! :sad:
Who's the next seed after Nastya?

*Jean*
Dec 17th, 2008, 12:47 PM
Peer I think

Jorn
Dec 17th, 2008, 01:51 PM
TOP 8 Seeds. But who will replace Srebotnik?

1, 4 - Elena Dementieva (Russia)
2, 12 - Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)
3, 22 - Anabel Medina Garrigues (Spain)
4, 34 - Aleksandra Wozniak (Canada)
5, 38 - Shahar Peer (Israel)
6, 41 - Nicole Vaidisova (Czech Republic)
7, 46 - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia)
8, 50 - Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain)

3Dcool
Dec 17th, 2008, 05:58 PM
OMFG just realised something

Radek will be coming to Auckland because Nicole is playing right

:sad: Someone please deny that guy a visa!

Totally agree with you!!!

*Jean*
Dec 17th, 2008, 08:05 PM
TOP 8 Seeds. But who will replace Srebotnik?

1, 4 - Elena Dementieva (Russia)
2, 12 - Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)
3, 22 - Anabel Medina Garrigues (Spain)
4, 34 - Aleksandra Wozniak (Canada)
5, 38 - Shahar Peer (Israel)
6, 41 - Nicole Vaidisova (Czech Republic)
7, 46 - Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia)
8, 50 - Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain)

Gallovits and Vesnina should be in the MD now

sunsfuns
Dec 18th, 2008, 12:44 AM
OMFG just realised something

Radek will be coming to Auckland because Nicole is playing right

:sad: Someone please deny that guy a visa!

Is he not playing himself that week?

kittyking
Dec 18th, 2008, 04:26 AM
About Srebotnik - Google translated.

That's a shame, would have loved to see her again :sad:

kittyking
Dec 18th, 2008, 04:27 AM
Is he not playing with himself that week?

I think I misread that...

Vomit bag please :angel:

Daszmarelli
Dec 18th, 2008, 01:15 PM
Gallovits and Vesnina should be in the MD now

Good news!! :cool:

JOCHEBEL
Dec 19th, 2008, 12:15 AM
Srebotnik and PetroVa out...
a good chance for surprises! jiji...

3Dcool
Dec 19th, 2008, 05:59 AM
I think I misread that...

Vomit bag please :angel:

ROFL

Zoeki
Dec 19th, 2008, 09:46 AM
Any updates on Daniilidou?
How far away is she out of the maidraw now?
I guess she is seeded in the Qualifying now……
And when will the QWC and maindraw WC be announced?when will the hobart QWC and maindraw WC be announced?

Thanks a lot!

kittyking
Dec 19th, 2008, 11:07 AM
Any updates on Daniilidou?
How far away is she out of the maidraw now?
I guess she is seeded in the Qualifying now……
And when will the QWC and maindraw WC be announced?when will the hobart QWC and maindraw WC be announced?

Thanks a lot!

I forgot to tell you all, but earlier in the year there was a big announcement. Brenda Perry (who I have raved on about for ages) is going to be the Tournament Direction :hearts:

Brenda will probably want to announce them all at once, lets face it - that would get more publicity particularly if there is no other big names to come. Its highly likely that players have at least some idea of where they stand.

I do hope that Sacha Jones is given a second chance at a WTA Maindraw. She's something between a Vera Zvonareva and a Maria Sharapova and if she could get some more consistency she really could go places.

Ellen Barry hasn't played on the tour for MONTHS! She got injured months ago, I'm guessing that she hasn't recovered from it yet. A pity, she was playing some great tennis before that.

I would be very happy if either an unexperienced junior or an Asb Classic local gets a Maindraw wildcard. I haven't seen the full list, only the Maindraw so unsure who to pick off that.

Di Hollands has one, she won another title on the NZ tour thing today and it secures a Quali wildcard for her. Shona Lee, Kai Vano pretty certain to recieve Quali wildcards too. I would absolutely love if Brenda took a chance and gave a quali wildcard to Tanya Samodelok, Leela Beattie and Briar Preston - they may be young, but they are the future of NZ tennis.

kittyking
Dec 19th, 2008, 11:08 AM
Oh and if you are very very keen to know exactly when the wildcards will be announced, flick an email to asbcentre@aucklandtennis.co.nz :)

kittyking
Dec 19th, 2008, 12:52 PM
New Zealand Tennis is keen to see promising 14 year old Tanya Samodelok get a wildcard into ASB Classic qualifying next month, but the tournament director is nott so sure.

Samodelok meets Dianne Hollands in the final of the New Zealand Residential Champs in Auckland on Friday night, having notched up recent wins over Leanne Baker and Shona Lee.

ASB Classic director Brenda Perry plans to hand the four qualifying wildcards to a mixture of Kiwis and foreigners.

Perry said there are only a handful of New Zealanders who even have a world ranking so they can only be given the opportunity when appropriate.
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She said she is impressed with Samodelok's performances, but has not made a decision on whether she will get a wildcard.

Zoeki
Dec 19th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Thanks!
Sacha Jones:kiss:

andrewC
Dec 20th, 2008, 04:12 PM
did TianTian enter here? :)

hellas719
Dec 20th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Any news on Eleni????????????????????????

kittyking
Dec 21st, 2008, 04:16 AM
Any news fullstop, like any more withdrawals?

Sexysova
Dec 21st, 2008, 10:00 AM
did TianTian enter here? :)

yes.. 99 out of MD and it's her priority..

¤CharlDa¤
Dec 21st, 2008, 09:50 PM
Steph is definitely going to be here :)

JOCHEBEL
Dec 21st, 2008, 11:00 PM
when will the Qualyfying draw be ready?

DutchieGirl
Dec 21st, 2008, 11:03 PM
Probably on the 2nd Jan - the day before quallies start. That's normal for most tourneys.

OZTENNIS
Dec 22nd, 2008, 12:09 AM
Are any Aussies entered here?

NZ tennis fan
Dec 22nd, 2008, 05:21 AM
OMG Sacha Jones declined an MDWC! She is instead staying in florida to finish her six week strength and conditioning block :bigcry: :scratch: :confused: I hope it pays off ... :unsure:

Ellen Barry is still injured so had to decline an MDWC also :sad:

The four qualifying wildcards are awarded to:
Dianne Hollands,
Kairangi Vano,
Petra Martic and
Misa Krajicek :hearts:

DutchieGirl
Dec 22nd, 2008, 05:22 AM
:D Kai & Misa

kittyking
Dec 22nd, 2008, 05:34 AM
OMG Sacha Jones declined an MDWC! She is instead staying in florida to finish her six week strength and conditioning block :bigcry: :scratch: :confused: I hope it pays off ... :unsure:

Ellen Barry is still injured so had to decline an MDWC also :sad:

The four qualifying wildcards are awarded to:
Dianne Hollands,
Kairangi Vano,
Petra Martic and
Misa Krajicek :hearts:

:bigcry: Sacha!!! I hate to say this but STUPID decision! Your a great player, I still have faith in you!!!

:sad: Was expecting Tanya Samodelok to get a Qualifying wildcard, she's performed better the NZ events than Kai. Nice to see Misa getting one, I get the feeling that its more out of loyalty than anything else but it should keep her returning for years to come.

Unsure why Petra got a wildcard :shrug:

JujulCactus
Dec 22nd, 2008, 07:51 AM
Aiko Nakamura is in the Q-draw ?

kittyking
Dec 22nd, 2008, 10:51 AM
Um guys, are you sure that Kata is scratched....because I just checked the latest odds for ASB Classic winner and Kata is paying 12-1 odds

http://static.tab.co.nz/content/pdf_form/TENN_AllOdds.pdf#view=FitH,top

HowardH
Dec 22nd, 2008, 05:43 PM
:fiery: I think it's silly that just because Sacha and Ellen turned down the wildcard, no NZ player gets a MD wildcard, and then NZers only get 2 of the qualifying wildcards? It doesn't matter if they aren't good enough yet, that's the point of a wildcard, you take a long shot on local players to give them an opportunity. A lot of WCs in all sorts of international tournaments lose meekly, but that doesn't mean you don't keep giving them the chance.

Dianne and Kay should have been given MD wildcards if Sacha and Ellen didn't want/couldn't take them, and then there should have been spots available in qualifying for other girls. And surely all 4 qualifying wildcards should go to kiwis? I like Michaella but hey, other countries look out for their own players and so should we. If you're going to give foreign players WCs, then I think it should be because they are drawcards and then you give them a Main draw wildcard so you can sell tickets. Not a qualifying WC. Qualifying is free to watch so you can't argue that their status as a drawcard amounts to much, and there is no guarantee they survive the qualifying.

There are a lot of players who could do with the opportunity to qualify at least, Leanne, Shona, Tanya, Abigail, maybe even other people like Briar etc. I now realise that the people organising these large NZ tournaments have absolutely no interest in supporting the development of NZ tennis players. I guess that's what happens when tournaments become like a private business. When the local tennis federation is requesting for someone to be given a chance... and the local tournament refuses... So disappointing. You have to be brave enough to give the locals opportunities. :tape::fiery::help:

And even though it seemed strange to me at first, I now understand Sacha's decision. She wants to train and improve, and believes that she can improve enough to make it to the next level without the assistance of MD wildcards. Taking the wildcard is like accepting a lottery ticket, but it would mean she couldn't train as much. It's a longterm decision, and she has to do what she believes will be best for her, even though I know it must have been a tough choice.

Argh, I just hope the NZ players improve and get to the next level by themselves, because it looks like they won't be getting a lot of help from these NZ tournament officials.

iGOAT
Dec 22nd, 2008, 09:36 PM
OMG Sacha Jones declined an MDWC! She is instead staying in florida to finish her six week strength and conditioning block :bigcry: :scratch: :confused: I hope it pays off ... :unsure:

Ellen Barry is still injured so had to decline an MDWC also :sad:

The four qualifying wildcards are awarded to:
Dianne Hollands,
Kairangi Vano,
Petra Martic and
Misa Krajicek :hearts:
Misa :hearts: any word on the MDWC

hellas719
Dec 22nd, 2008, 11:04 PM
^What about Shona Lee?

And I think Daniilidou will get a MD WC.

DutchieGirl
Dec 22nd, 2008, 11:06 PM
:lol: You think Eleni will get a MD WC everywhere. :p

pav
Dec 23rd, 2008, 02:43 AM
MDWC to 38yr old Date Krumm!

DutchieGirl
Dec 23rd, 2008, 02:47 AM
Seriously?

If so then :eek:

pav
Dec 23rd, 2008, 02:52 AM
Former world top-10 player Kimiko Date Krumm will join the ASB Classic field in Auckland next month in the next stage of a remarkable tennis comeback.

Organisers said today that Date Krumm, 38, had been granted a wildcard for main draw of the WTA Tour event, which runs from January 5 to 10.
It will be her first appearance in New Zealand as a professional player and her first tournament outside Japan for 12 years.
Date Krumm won seven singles titles, reached the semifinals of Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open, and was ranked as high as No 4 in the world, before retiring at the end of 1996.
Since relaunching her career in May on the advice of her husband, German motor racing driver Michael Krumm, she has risen from having no ranking to No 189 in just 12 tournaments.
Date Krumm said she was keen to make an impact in Auckland and qualify for the Australian Open, where she reached the last four in 1994.
"I have once played in a tournament in New Zealand when I was in high school," she said.
"But this is actually the first time playing in a WTA Tour tournament in New Zealand, so I am very excited to have this great opportunity."
She acknowledged that she faced a tough challenge, but was looking forward to seeing how far she could go.
Tournament director Brenda Perry said Date Krumm's presence in Auckland would create plenty of interest in Japan, where she had "rock star" status in the 1990s.
"Her achievements in 2008 are against the odds and are very inspirational," Perry said.
"There are not too many players who could do what she has done this year, but Kimiko has been top 10 and has that special X-factor."
-NZPA

DutchieGirl
Dec 23rd, 2008, 02:56 AM
:eek: Then. Interesting choice!

kittyking
Dec 23rd, 2008, 07:25 AM
Theres been rumours spreading around for months that Kimiko was in the running for a Maindraw wildcard (see some of my previous posts) - I'm so bloody thrilled that she's been offered and has accepted one :aparty: Brilliant player, love her game, bloody legend!

kittyking
Dec 23rd, 2008, 07:36 AM
:fiery: I think it's silly that just because Sacha and Ellen turned down the wildcard, no NZ player gets a MD wildcard, and then NZers only get 2 of the qualifying wildcards? It doesn't matter if they aren't good enough yet, that's the point of a wildcard, you take a long shot on local players to give them an opportunity. A lot of WCs in all sorts of international tournaments lose meekly, but that doesn't mean you don't keep giving them the chance.

Dianne and Kay should have been given MD wildcards if Sacha and Ellen didn't want/couldn't take them, and then there should have been spots available in qualifying for other girls. And surely all 4 qualifying wildcards should go to kiwis? I like Michaella but hey, other countries look out for their own players and so should we. If you're going to give foreign players WCs, then I think it should be because they are drawcards and then you give them a Main draw wildcard so you can sell tickets. Not a qualifying WC. Qualifying is free to watch so you can't argue that their status as a drawcard amounts to much, and there is no guarantee they survive the qualifying.

There are a lot of players who could do with the opportunity to qualify at least, Leanne, Shona, Tanya, Abigail, maybe even other people like Briar etc. I now realise that the people organising these large NZ tournaments have absolutely no interest in supporting the development of NZ tennis players. I guess that's what happens when tournaments become like a private business. When the local tennis federation is requesting for someone to be given a chance... and the local tournament refuses... So disappointing. You have to be brave enough to give the locals opportunities. :tape::fiery::help:

And even though it seemed strange to me at first, I now understand Sacha's decision. She wants to train and improve, and believes that she can improve enough to make it to the next level without the assistance of MD wildcards. Taking the wildcard is like accepting a lottery ticket, but it would mean she couldn't train as much. It's a longterm decision, and she has to do what she believes will be best for her, even though I know it must have been a tough choice.

Argh, I just hope the NZ players improve and get to the next level by themselves, because it looks like they won't be getting a lot of help from these NZ tournament officials.

Dude, I hear what you saying but frankly there are some things I don't agree with. Firstly Ellen Barry has been off tour for MONTHS with a wrist injury, if shes still injured then it was wise of her to turn down the wildcard. In regards to Sacha, well I've already said it was a stupid decision by her - even if she lost in the first round she would have picked up a bit of prizemoney, and if it has something to do with her getting absolutely thrashed by Vera Zvonareva this year - Get over it girl, heaps of players ranked alot higher than you get thrashed by her Vera is very deserving of her top 10 ranking!!! Your an awesome player, but not a top 10 player yet!

Leanne Baker, Shona Lee seem to have semiretired now - I'm a bit dissapointed in Brenda for not giving Tanya her full support, I'd be very pleased if Tanya's xmas present is a Maindraw wildcard though :angel:

I think they should make it a rule that the winner of the under 18 NZ Championship gets (at least) a Qualifying wildcard. Look at our current batch of 16-18 year olds - nothing remarkable there.

Saying that I am very pleased that Brenda has offered Misa Krajicek a Qualifying wildcard, she could still very well return to the top 50 in the world - plus she helped grow Marina's career, I will always give her a lot of credit for that.

I don't believe that Di Hollands and/or Kai Vano would have deserved Main Draw wildcards - I have a lot of respect for both of them (chat to Di sometimes, txt Kai sometimes) but lets face it their games aren't near top 250 yet.

*Jean*
Dec 23rd, 2008, 07:42 AM
What ?! :o Lame choice :help:

kittyking
Dec 23rd, 2008, 07:47 AM
What ?! :o Lame choice :help:

Not at all, she's a legend :hearts:

Next year - Martina Hingis :rocker2:

Joe.
Dec 23rd, 2008, 06:36 PM
Sacha must have mental problems or something:tape:

sammy01
Dec 23rd, 2008, 08:02 PM
really happy date got a wildcard, with a sort draw she coule easily win a round or 2, plus it will be good practice for the oz open qualies.

go kimiko

hellas719
Dec 23rd, 2008, 08:15 PM
:lol: You think Eleni will get a MD WC everywhere. :p

Well she won this event a few times :shrug:.

DutchieGirl
Dec 23rd, 2008, 11:09 PM
Well she won this event a few times :shrug:.
I know. Chill - it was a joke.

iGOAT
Dec 24th, 2008, 05:10 AM
Former world top-10 player Kimiko Date Krumm will join the ASB Classic field in Auckland next month in the next stage of a remarkable tennis comeback.

Organisers said today that Date Krumm, 38, had been granted a wildcard for main draw of the WTA Tour event, which runs from January 5 to 10.
It will be her first appearance in New Zealand as a professional player and her first tournament outside Japan for 12 years.
Date Krumm won seven singles titles, reached the semifinals of Wimbledon, the French Open and the Australian Open, and was ranked as high as No 4 in the world, before retiring at the end of 1996.
Since relaunching her career in May on the advice of her husband, German motor racing driver Michael Krumm, she has risen from having no ranking to No 189 in just 12 tournaments.
Date Krumm said she was keen to make an impact in Auckland and qualify for the Australian Open, where she reached the last four in 1994.
"I have once played in a tournament in New Zealand when I was in high school," she said.
"But this is actually the first time playing in a WTA Tour tournament in New Zealand, so I am very excited to have this great opportunity."
She acknowledged that she faced a tough challenge, but was looking forward to seeing how far she could go.
Tournament director Brenda Perry said Date Krumm's presence in Auckland would create plenty of interest in Japan, where she had "rock star" status in the 1990s.
"Her achievements in 2008 are against the odds and are very inspirational," Perry said.
"There are not too many players who could do what she has done this year, but Kimiko has been top 10 and has that special X-factor."
-NZPA
:eek: Yes!!! Awesome choice. Go Kimiko!!!!! :bounce::rocker2::woohoo:

iGOAT
Dec 24th, 2008, 05:11 AM
Not at all, she's a legend :hearts:

Next year - Martina Hingis :rocker2:
:hearts: I love the comeback girls :lol: Dokic, Date-Krumm, Hingis. :p

ArturoAce.
Dec 24th, 2008, 05:25 AM
Kimiko!! :woohoo:

NZ tennis fan
Dec 24th, 2008, 06:12 AM
For anyone that's interested here's a little more info on why sacha jones declined a MDWC

Sacha Jones declines ASB wildcard
Newstalk ZB - December 24, 2008, 2:14 pm

Sacha Jones has revealed it was only a late change of plans that led her to decline an ASB Tennis Classic main draw wildcard.

The New Zealand women's number two is remaining in Florida for the next few weeks to continue a strength and conditioning block. Jones says she originally planned to be home for Christmas, but one of her fitness advisors thought she should stick around. She says even until about a week ago, she was debating whether to cut it short, but she decided to make what she hopes will be a wise investment.

Thirty-eight-year-old Japanese veteran Kimiko Date Krumm's been handed the first of three wildcards.

I hope this one advisor knows what they're doing, sacha must have great faith in him/her if she is not going home for xmas AND is turning down an MDWC at a WTA Tour event!

kittyking
Dec 24th, 2008, 08:25 AM
For anyone that's interested here's a little more info on why sacha jones declined a MDWC

Sacha Jones declines ASB wildcard
Newstalk ZB - December 24, 2008, 2:14 pm

Sacha Jones has revealed it was only a late change of plans that led her to decline an ASB Tennis Classic main draw wildcard.

The New Zealand women's number two is remaining in Florida for the next few weeks to continue a strength and conditioning block. Jones says she originally planned to be home for Christmas, but one of her fitness advisors thought she should stick around. She says even until about a week ago, she was debating whether to cut it short, but she decided to make what she hopes will be a wise investment.

Thirty-eight-year-old Japanese veteran Kimiko Date Krumm's been handed the first of three wildcards.

I hope this one advisor knows what they're doing, sacha must have great faith in him/her if she is not going home for xmas AND is turning down an MDWC at a WTA Tour event!

That doesn't make it any easier :sad: Would have loved her to play there!

JOCHEBEL
Dec 24th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Kimiko Date-Krumm received a wild card...and the others wild cards?

Elisse
Dec 24th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Great to hear Kimiko got a WC!!!!! :yeah: :bounce:

Really hope Eleni gets a WC too, for being champion here twice in the past - she really needs it!! :hug:

Mforensic
Dec 24th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Brit update?

Sexysova
Dec 25th, 2008, 12:14 PM
Brit update?

nobody gets updated lists..