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Steveg
Oct 13th, 2002, 02:07 PM
[women draw]
MORIGAMI Akiko (JPN) vs. Bye
LIU Jing-Jing (CHN) vs. ARUTYUNOVA Elina (UZB)
SANTOS Anna Patricia (PHI) vs. MAMUTOVA Velena (UZB)
Bye vs. ANDRIYANI Liza (INA)

HSIEH Su-Wei (TPE) vs. Bye
AMANMURADOVA Akgul (UZB) vs. MIRZA Sania (IND)
SITJIMILEVA Elionora (UZB) vs. SOROKOTYAGA Alexandra (UZB)
Bye vs. KHOO Chin-Bee (MAS)

CHUANG Chia-Jung (TPE) vs. Bye
SHSCUPAK Anna (UZB) vs. SAWONDARI Wukirasih (INA)
SOLODOVNIKA Christina (UZB) vs. IBRAGIMOVA Nargiza (UZB)
Bye vs. XIE Yan-Ze (CHN)

CHOI Young-Ja (KOR) vs. Bye
RYABTSEVA Elena (UZB) vs. KOKURINA Aglaya (UZB)
KHALLYEVA Jenneta (TKM) vs. ISROILOVA Ivanna (UZB)
Bye vs. FUJIWARA Rika (JPN)

Seeds :

1. MORIGAMI Akiko (JPN)
2. FUJIWARA Rika (JPN)
3. HSIEH Su-Wei (TPE)
4. XIE Yan-Ze (CHN)
5. CHOI Young-Ja (KOR)
6. CHUANG Chia-Jung (TPE)
7. ANDRIYANI Liza (INA)
8. KHOO Chin-Bee (MAS)

Steveg
Oct 13th, 2002, 02:17 PM
OGORODOV Oleg (UZB) vs. Bye
KEDRIOUK Alexey (KAZ) vs. MAZUR Dimitri (UZB)
HANDOYO Peter (INA) vs. SI Yew-Ming (MAS)
YAKURIARV Mansur (TJK) vs. KIM Dong-Hyun (KOR)

MOTOMURA Goichi (JPN) vs. Bye
SUN Peng (CHN) vs. VICTORINO Joseph (PHI)
GHOUSE Mustapha (IND) vs. IKRAMOV Sarvar (UZB)
SHAHGHOLI Anoosha (IRI) vs. WANG Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE)

QURESHI Aisam Ul Haq (PAK) vs. ONODA Michihisa (JPN)
CHUNG Hee-Seok (KOR) vs. SHOKOOFI Ashkan (IRI)
INOYATOV Murad (UZB) vs. SUWANDI Suwandi (INA)
Bye vs. LU Yen-Hsun (TPE)

BOPANNA Rohan (IND) vs. CHAGYLOV Dovran (TKM)
MAKASHIN Sergei (TJK) vs. TOMASHEVICH Dmitri (UZB)
LU Hao (CHN) vs. DOSKARAYEV Dias (KAZ)
Bye vs. KUTSENKO Vadim (UZB)

Seeds :

1. OGORODOV Oleg (UZB)
2. KUTSENKO Vadim (UZB)
3. MOTOMURA Goichi (JPN)
4. LU Yen-Hsun (TPE)
5. WANG Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE)
6. QURESHI Aisam Ul Haq (PAK)
7. KIM Dong-Hyun (KOR)
8. BOPANNA Rohan (IND)

Steveg
Oct 13th, 2002, 02:19 PM
Thanks for your patience :) as my connection speed for the time being is 9,600bps :eek: .

If I do not find a faster connection soon, I won't be able to give many comments and post photos before my return back home :sad: .

Steveg
Oct 13th, 2002, 02:25 PM
- Prize Money : USD 100,000 in total (50K for the men singles event and 50K for the women singles event)

- The winner in each event will get USD 8,000

- There will be :
. one men singles
. one women singles
. one mixed doubles

-> no team event
-> no men or women doubles event

- There may be some withdrawals in the draw as some players have not arrived yet.

- Depending no which players arrive (or not) tomorrow, matches will start either on Monday or Tuesday (if there are not enough players :eek:)

- The Asian Championships will take place three years in a row in Tashkent (2002 to 2004).

Rising Sun
Oct 14th, 2002, 04:24 AM
Thanks for the draws, Stephane. :)

Believe it or not, I had not noticed this thread at all until just now. :o

lin
Oct 14th, 2002, 05:14 AM
thanks for the info,Steve :)

Good luck Taiwanese players :D

kfh_9118
Oct 14th, 2002, 08:49 AM
Thanks for the draw, Steve :)

Good Luck to:
:) Hsieh
:) Liza
:) Khoo
:) Wukir

:bounce: :bounce:

King Aaron
Oct 14th, 2002, 09:50 AM
Thanks :D

Gooooo Chin Bee and Si Yew Ming!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Steve, if possible please try to watch the two Malaysians!!

jirobkk
Oct 14th, 2002, 01:21 PM
Thanks Steveg,

Too bad your favorite players (Wynne and Mi-Ra) are not in the draw.

Harju.
Oct 14th, 2002, 01:55 PM
Why Angie didn't play here?

Wynne is playing in Zurich,Swisscom!! She's trying to secure her doubles rank to get into top 8 in LA!! Good Luck though!!

Go :
:)Liza
:) Wukir
:) Chin Bee
:) Su Wei
:) Suwandi
:) Peter

Steveg
Oct 14th, 2002, 03:22 PM
Men - Round 1

KEDRIOUK Alexey (KAZ) d. MAZUR Dimitri (UZB) 6-3 6-4

There has been only one match played today.

Steveg
Oct 14th, 2002, 03:31 PM
Court 2
Women
LIU J.-J. (CHN) vs. ARUTYUNOVA E. (UZB)
Men
MAKASHIN S. (TJK) vs. TOMASHEVICH D. (UZB)
Women
KHALLYEVA J. (TKM) vs. ISOILOVA I. (UZB)

Court 3
Men
LU H. (CHN) vs. DOSKARAYEV D. (KAZ)
YAKHAYAEV M. (TJK) vs. KIM D.-H. (KOR)
SUN P. (CHN) vs. VICTORINO J. (PHI)

Court 4
Women
SANTOS A.-P. (PHI) vs. MAMUTOVA V. (UZB)
Men
SHAHGHOLI A. (IRI) vs. WANG Y.-T. (TPE)
CHUNG H.-S. (KOR) vs. SHOKOOFI A. (IRI)

Court 5
Women
RYABTSEVA E. (UZB) vs. KOKURINA A. (UZB)
SITDJEMILEVA E. (UZB) vs. SOROKOTYAGA A. (UZB)
SOLODOVNIKOVA C. (UZB) vs. IBRAGIMOVA N. (UZB)

Rising Sun
Oct 15th, 2002, 02:20 AM
From Steveg

During the opening ceremony, the stadium is completely full!!! This was really amazing!!! The match started slowly, both players being intimated to be the first match after the opening ceremony. Mazur seem paralysed and was quickly trailing 0-3 (having been broken once). Kedriouk was faster in the match, with an excellent serve (3 winners in the first game and 2 aces in the second one).

Kedriouk broke one more time later in the set to lead 5-1. Then some spectators started to leave the stadium, which seemed to affect more Kedriouk who lost his serve. After Mazur won his serve, Kedriouk concluded 6-3 [N.B. : I just realised I posted a wrong score but could not amend it as I can't access WTAworld at the moment).

In the second set, Mazur was the first one to break in the 4th game to take the lead 3-1 (aking advantage of Kedriouk difficulties to hit first serves + one double fault). But Kedriouk broke back immediately by changing of tactics : he started to hit with more topspin, keeping the ball long and in play and being more patient before trying a winner with his forehand.

I must admit that at 3-3, I followed a bit less because I just noticed that Iroda little sister was sitting very close to me and I took the opportunity to take a few photos of her ;) .

At 4-4. Kedriouk broke one last time Mazur serve and concluded the match aggressively by going more often to the net.

Rising Sun
Oct 15th, 2002, 02:22 AM
From Steveg

Tomorrow, I will try to attend the following matches :

- LIU J-J vs. ARUTYONOVA E

- SHAHGHOLI A vs WANG Y-T

- CHUNG H-S vs. SHOKOOFI A.

There was a press conference with today's match winner. In case there's one with LIU Jing Jing tomorrow (if she wins ;) ), I'll be attending it :) .

jayakris
Oct 15th, 2002, 03:56 AM
Yikes. Nirupama seems to have skipped the event. She was in the entry list originally, and had told me she was going there .. Wonder what happened.. will need to find out.

Go Sania, Rohan and Mustafa!

Jay

King Aaron
Oct 15th, 2002, 09:04 AM
thanks danker and Steve

adlysha babalu
Oct 15th, 2002, 10:43 AM
m!ss: dannio is not palying..
okie si yew ming Vs handoyo..whooppsss

Boodie
Oct 15th, 2002, 12:58 PM
Mixed Doubles draw
1 (1) Wang Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE) / Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE)
2 Qualifier
3 Victorino Joseph (PHI) / Santos Anna Patricia (PHI)
4 Suwandi Suwandi (INA) / Andriyani Liza (INA)
5 (3) Tomashevich Dmitri (UZB) / Isroilova Ivanna (UZB)
6 Si Yew Ming (MAS) / Khoo Chin Bee (MAS)
7 Chagylov Dovran (TKM) / Khallyeva Jenneta (TKM)
8 Sun Peng (CHN) / Xie Yan-Ze (CHN)
9 Inoyatov Murad (UZB) / Amanmuradov Akgul (UZB)
10 Kedriouk Alexey (KAZ) / Arutyunova Elina (UZB)
11 Onoda Michihisa (JPN) / Morigami Akiko (JPN)
12 (4) Handoyo Peter (INA) / Sawondari Wukirasih (INA)
13 Qualifier
14 Chung Hee-Seok (KOR) / Choi Young-Ja (KOR)
15 Yakuyarv Mansur (TJK) / Solodovnikov Christina (UZB)
16 (2) Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) / Chuang Chia-Jung (TPE)

Good luck to all Asians!

Steveg
Oct 15th, 2002, 01:45 PM
Court 2
Women
LIU J.-J. (CHN) d. ARUTYUNOVA E. (UZB) 61 61
Men
TOMASHEVICH D. (UZB) d. MAKASHIN S. (TJK) 62 62
Women
ISOILOVA I. (UZB) d. KHALLYEVA J. (TKM) 61 64

Court 3
Men
DOSKARAYEV D. (KAZ) d. LU H. (CHN) 64 67 (4) 63
KIM D.-H. (KOR) d. YAKHAYAEV M. (TJK) 62 64
SUN P. (CHN) d. VICTORINO J. (PHI) 61 60

Court 4
Women
SANTOS A.-P. (PHI) d. MAMUTOVA V. (UZB) 61 62
Men
WANG Y.-T. (TPE) d. SHAHGHOLI A. (IRI) 60 60 :eek:
CHUNG H.-S. (KOR) d. SHOKOOFI A. (IRI) 62 63

Court 5
Women
RYABTSEVA E. (UZB) d. KOKURINA A. (UZB) 60 63
SITDJEMILEVA E. (UZB) d. SOROKOTYAGA A. (UZB) 63 62
IBRAGIMOVA N. (UZB) d. SOLODOVNIKOVA C. (UZB) 60 62

Steveg
Oct 15th, 2002, 02:01 PM
A heavy schedule this Wednesday :eek: . I will have to have a good night sleep tonight to be in shape for tomorrow. And charge all my camera batteries ;) .

Court 2
. Women Singles
AMANMURODAVA A. (UZB) vs. MIRZA S. (IND)
. Men Singles
OGODOROV O. (UZB) vs. KEDRIOUK A. (KAZ)
QURESHI A (PAK) vs. ONODA M. (JPN)
DOSKARAYEV D. (KAZ) vs. KUTSENKO V. (UZB)

Court 3
. Men Singles
BOPANNA R. (IND) vs. CHAGYLOV D. (TKM)
. Women Singles
ISROILOVA I. (UZB) vs. FUJIWARA R. (JPN)
. Men Singles
MOTOMURA G. (JPN) vs. SUN P. (CHN)
INOYATOV M. (UZB) vs. SUWANDI (INA)
GHOUSE M. (IND) vs. IKRAMOV S. (UZB)

Court 4
. Women Singles
CHOI Y-J (KOR) vs. RYABTSEVA E. (UZB)
MORIGAMI A. (JPN) vs. LIU J-J (CHN)
CHCHUPAK A. (UZB) vs. SAWONDARI W. (INA)

Court 5
. Women Singles
IBRAGIMOVA N. (UZB) vs. XIE Y-Z (CHN)
. Men Singles
HANDOYO P. (INA) vs. SY Y-M (MAS)
. Women Singles
SITDJEMILEVA E. (UZB) vs. KHOO C-B (MAS)
SANTOS A-P (PHI) vs. ANDRYIANI L. (INA)

Steveg
Oct 15th, 2002, 02:14 PM
Hello Boodie,

Thanks for posting the mixed doubles draw. Since there is no stake in this mixed doubles tourney, and that the present internet connection is extremely slow, I won't be posting draws or results :) .

Steveg
Oct 15th, 2002, 02:39 PM
I did not take many notes today as I spent lot of time taking photos (around 80 :eek: ).

LIU Jin-Jin vs. ARUTYUNOVA Elina
The match started very badly for Jin Jin who was extremely tense. She was on the defensive and holding back her shots :( . This lasted however only a couple of games. She was helped by the lack of experience of Elina who did not take advantage of the short balls played by Jing Jing and committed some enormous errors trying to finish off the points.

Jing Jing then came back to herself and was more aggressive, going to the net on several occasions.

SANTOS Anna-Patricia vs. MAMUTOVA Velena
This match was won by the players who committed the least number of unforced errors. Velena has a good forehand but needs to work mostly her serve (her feet are moving too much, in particular the left foot).

I felt Velena could have played better but she seemed to be under some pressure.

KIM Dong-Hyun vs. YAKHYAEV Mansur
This was a real tennis lesson by Dong-Hyun. He moved his opponent everywhere, going to the net on short balls...

Dong-Hyun was obviously extremely confident during this match but made his opponent play points. Though it was extremely obvious, I found it kind of him not to finish off the match like Yeu-Tzuoo did.

WANG Yeu-Tzuoo vs. SHAHGHOLI Anoosha (IRI)
I wanted to watch a bit of this match but it finished in no time at all and I could see nothing at all :eek : .

SUN Peng vs. VICTORINO Joseph
The points were tight, but Joseph serve let him down during the whole match. Too low percentage of first serve and too many double faults. He had an errative toss (tossing often too much in front) and was not pushing upwards with his legs (falling on the ball).
Peng serve was extremely efficient in the match + Peng served and volleyed very well.

kj-
Oct 15th, 2002, 02:45 PM
Thanks Steveg for all information!!! :)

Good Luck Indonesian !!!! :bounce:

Steveg
Oct 15th, 2002, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by Kojangs
Thanks Steveg for all information!!! :)

Good Luck Indonesian !!!! :bounce: Talking about Indonesian players : they arrived today. I crossed Liza Andriyani and Wukirasih Sawondari when I came back in the hotel. I suppose they were going to the tennis centre for diner (and btw, the food is really good there :drool: ).

salima
Oct 15th, 2002, 06:16 PM
Thank you forreport Steveg:wavey:

lin
Oct 16th, 2002, 04:21 AM
Yeu-Tzuoo :D :bounce:

Good luck Sania,Ivanna,Akiko and Chin-Bee today :)

kfh_9118
Oct 16th, 2002, 09:29 AM
Thanks Steve :)

Can't wait for your next news, and of course all the photos :)

King Aaron
Oct 16th, 2002, 11:33 AM
Thanks :)

Good luck Chin Bee :D

Steveg
Oct 16th, 2002, 02:22 PM
A few upsets today :eek: :sad: :

Court 2
. Women Singles
MIRZA S. (IND) d. AMANMURODAVA A. (UZB) 16 63 64
. Men Singles
KEDRIOUK A. (KAZ) d. OGODOROV O. (UZB) 62 26 61 :eek:
QURESHI A (PAK) vs. ONODA M. (JPN) 3-0 ret.
KUTSENKO V. (UZB) d. DOSKARAYEV D. (KAZ) (sorry I forgot to take the score :o . I remember it was in 3 sets : Doskarayev won the first one in the tie-break. Kutsenko won the 2nd set 62 I think and the third 64. TBC)

Court 3
. Men Singles
BOPANNA R. (IND) d. CHAGYLOV D. (TKM) 60 61
. Women Singles
ISROILOVA I. (UZB) d. FUJIWARA R. (JPN) 62 64 :eek: :eek:
. Men Singles
MOTOMURA G. (JPN) d. SUN P. (CHN) 61 62
SUWANDI (INA) d. INOYATOV M. (UZB) 26 64 61
IKRAMOV S. (UZB) d. GHOUSE M. (IND) 63 63

Court 4
. Women Singles
CHOI Y-J (KOR) d. RYABTSEVA E. (UZB) 62 64
MORIGAMI A. (JPN) d. LIU J-J (CHN) 64 75 :sad:
SAWONDARI W. (INA) d. CHCHUPAK A. (UZB) 63 60

Court 5
. Women Singles
XIE Y-Z (CHN) d. IBRAGIMOVA N. (UZB) 60 60
. Men Singles
HANDOYO P. (INA) d. SY Y-M (MAS) 64 62
. Women Singles
KHOO C-B (MAS) d. SITDJEMILEVA E. (UZB) 61 62
ANDRYIANI L. (INA) d. SANTOS A-P (PHI) 63 64

Steveg
Oct 16th, 2002, 02:56 PM
I watched a bit of some matches but spent some time chatting too :o .

CHOI Y-J (KOR) d. RYABTSEVA E. (UZB) 62 64
I watched this match as I needed to prepare my stuffs for the next one on same court :angel: .

Young-Ja started slowly. It was obvious that she was lacking practice on these courts (she had just arrived...). She started to serve and both players won their respective games easily.

In the 3rd game Young-Ja saved a break-point against her. She was lucky that Elena broke her strings at deuce (and lost the point).

Elena lost her 4th game with several unforced errors + one double fault. Young-Ja increased then the rythme and won her game easily to lead now 4-1.

Young-ja had then some problems with her return of serve (two unforced errors!) : 4-2. She then went on to win the next two games and finished the set on a winning return :) .

It was then Elena's turn to have problems with her returns of serve (3 unforced errors :eek: ). Both players went on to win their next respective games (2-1 for Young-Ja) with Elena taking the advantage in a couple of long exchanges.

But she could not keep her consistency and lost her set (3-1 for Young-Ja). At 4-2, Young-Ja lost her serve with 4 unforced errors :eek: . Elena therefore came back to 4-3. She went on to serve and hit two good aces + took advantage of two unforced errors of Young-Ja on the returns of serve.

Young-Ja however concluded the match strongly by winning her game without any unforced error and mostly taking Elena last game at 0-40.

MORIGOMI Akiko (JPN) d. LIU Jing-Jing (CHN) 64 75
Jin- Jing won the toss and chose to serve. Both players won their respective serves (1-1) but Jing-Jing lost her second and third ones (4-1 Akiko). Akiko was returning extremely well, in particular on Jing-Jing second serve (Jing-Jing topspin did not affect her at all).

Jing-Jing reacted then and won Akiko serve at 0-40 + won her game after (4-3 Akiko). At this point of the game, Jing Jing had improved the quality of her play, clearing the net higher and hitting longer. She continued by taking Akiko's game again with 2 winning returns (4-4).

Jing-Jing could however not maintain the same level of play and lost her game. Akiko went on to win her game and the set 64.

Akiko continued strongly in the second set, taking immediately Jing Jing's game with 3 winners (2 backhands and one forehand).

At 2-1 for Akiko, Jing Jing broke back to equalise 2-2.

This is when things started to go bad for Akiko :sad: . On three occasions during the game, Akiko complained about bad calls, including an umpire over-rule (very bad call from the umpire I think. I'll check the video : I taped the whole match ;) ).

Both players won their games twice : 4-4.

Then both players lost their games twice :eek: . Akiko finished her serve with a double fault :eek:, giving the opportunity once again to Jing-Jing to come back in the match.

Then Akiko changed gear and accelerated her play, breaking Jing-Jing and winning her last game at 40-0.


There certainly have been some bad calls during the match and Akiko may have been affected. But Jing-Jing played very well too and managed to come back from difficult situations. She was unfortunately playing well only when back against the wall. There is besides a difference of experience between the two players (this year Akiko played already some 25 tourneys while Jing Jing has played only 9 :sad: ).

Anyway, Akiko played well and her experience paid off. She had good shots and hitting with two hands both sides, it is often difficult to anticipate where the ball will go. If only she could swear more softly : the spectators would not hear :o .


These are the two matches I followed entirely today. I watched a bit of everything after ;) .

kj-
Oct 16th, 2002, 03:04 PM
Thanks Steveg!

Yeah it a little bit shocking that Fujiwara and Ogorodov lost
but well done Indonesian!!! :bounce:

Steveg
Oct 16th, 2002, 03:16 PM
Court 2
. Men's Singles
IKRAMOV S. (UZB) vs. WANG Y.-T. (TPE)
BOPANNA R. (IND) vs. TOMASHEVICH D. (UZB)
. Women's Singles
MORIGAMI A. (JPN) vs. ANDRIYANI L. (INA)

Court 3
. Men's Singles
QURESHI A. (PAK) vs. CHUNG H.-S. (KOR)
. Women's Singles
CHOI Y.-J. (KOR) vs. ISROILOVA I. (UZB)
CHUANG C.-J. (TPE) vs. SAWONDARI W. (INA)

Court 4
. Women's Singles
HSIEH S.-W. (TPE) vs. MIRZA S. (IND)
. Men's Singles
SUWANDI (INA) vs. LU Y.-H. (TPE)
HANDOYO P. (INA) vs. KIM D.-H.

I'll be watching entirely Su-Wei vs. Sania. If the match is quick enough, I'll switch to Qureshi vs. Chung.

Then I'll watch in order of priority :
- CHOI vs. ISROILOVA
- MORIGAMI vs. ANDRIYANI

Steveg
Oct 16th, 2002, 03:34 PM
A few comments about the other matches I have seen :

Ogodorov vs. Kedriouk
Kedriouk was very impressive in this match : good returns of serve, good serves, good forehand, quickness. Ogodorov complained about everything (ball boys, the crowd...) :rolleyes: . I managed to take the 2nd set but could not maintain the same level all the time.

Handoyo vs. Si
It was a battle of serves. As long as Yew Ming had a high % of 1st serves, things were OK for him. When it dropped, Peter took the advantage. Yew-Ming looked young to me and uncertain. He could certainly do better because he is talented.

Inoyatov vs. Suwandi
Murad started very strongly and deserved to win the 1st set. He was however often losing patience in the match and his coach (his dad?) had to remind him often to keep cool. I think he was leading 3-1 in the 2nd set when he got upset about a line call. Murad has a strong serve and a lethal forehand. He went often to the net to finish off the points. Maybe with more experience, he'll cool down.

Wang (TPE) / Hsieh (TPE) vs. Kim (KOR) / Shchupak (UZB)
I mention this match because it was real fun to watch. The 4 players had some great time on court :D . Su-Wei was all smiles and laughs. It was more of an exhibition :) . Su-Wei / Yeu-Tsuoo eventually won 6-2 7-6 (2).

Harju.
Oct 16th, 2002, 03:37 PM
Thanks Steveg :bounce:

Great days for Indonesians :bounce:

Glad to hear you're gonna watch Andriyani/Morigami match :bounce: You must support Liza ;) ;) though!!
I'm hoping for a good news ;) ;)

Good Luck to

:bounce: Liza
:) Wukir
:wavey: Peter
;) Suwandi
:bounce: Su-Wei

salima
Oct 16th, 2002, 09:16 PM
Thank you Steveg. Are the food still good?
I wonder if Ivanna can spring another upset tomorrow.
Ivanna:kiss:
Vadim should be on the right way now:kiss:

b8beEbLu3
Oct 17th, 2002, 12:36 AM
go SANIA!!!

lin
Oct 17th, 2002, 01:14 AM
Su-Wei/Yeu-Tzuoo :D :bounce:

Sania :D but enough ;)

Ivanna beat Rika :eek: :)
Oleg lost :eek:

well done Akiko and Chin-Bee :)

Good luck Su-Wei,Chia-Jung,Yen-Hsun,Yeu-Tzuoo,Akiko and Ivanna today :D

kfh_9118
Oct 17th, 2002, 08:43 AM
Good luck Indonesian and Su Wei :)

King Aaron
Oct 17th, 2002, 09:19 AM
Thanks Steve :D

Chin Bee :D :bounce:

Yew Ming :sad: :(

King Aaron
Oct 17th, 2002, 09:21 AM
Steve, Chin Bee's not playing today? :confused: Oh well have fun and say hello to Chin Bee if you see her! :)

Steveg
Oct 17th, 2002, 12:55 PM
Court 2
. Men's Singles
WANG Y.-T. (TPE) d. IKRAMOV S. (UZB) 61 61
BOPANNA R. (IND) d. TOMASHEVICH D. (UZB) 64 76 (6)
. Women's Singles
MORIGAMI A. (JPN) vs. ANDRIYANI L. (INA) 62 76 (6)

Court 3
. Men's Singles
CHUNG H.-S. (KOR) d. QURESHI A. (PAK) 76 (3) 64
. Women's Singles
ISROILOVA I. (UZB) d. CHOI Y.-J. (KOR) 62 26 63
CHUANG C.-J. (TPE) d. SAWONDARI W. (INA) 61 36 63

Court 4
. Women's Singles
HSIEH S.-W. (TPE) d. MIRZA S. (IND) 64 64
. Men's Singles
LU Y.-H. (TPE) d. SUWANDI (INA) 63 76 (6)
KIM D.-H. d. HANDOYO P. (INA) 46 62 76 (4)

kj-
Oct 17th, 2002, 01:54 PM
What...??? I can't believe it!!!! :eek:
all Indonesian lost!!!! :sad:

Steveg
Oct 17th, 2002, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by Kojangs
What...??? I can't believe it!!!! :eek:
all Indonesian lost!!!! :sad: They won some mixed doubles :) but I do not post results (too complicated to get a connection here and too expensive) :( .

Steveg
Oct 17th, 2002, 02:54 PM
Court 2
. Men's Singles
BOPANNA, Rohan (IND) vs. KUTSENKO, Vadim (UZB)
KEDRIOUK, Alexey (KAZ) vs. KIM, Dong-Hyun (KOR)
. Mixed Doubles Semi-Final
SUWANDI / ADRIYANI, L (INA / INA) vs. SI, Y-M / KHOO C-B (MAS / MAS)


Court 3
. Women's Singles
HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) vs. KHOO, Chin-Bee (MAS)
. Men's Singles
MOTOMURA, Goichi (JPN) vs. WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE)
. Mixed Doubles Semi-Final
HANDOYO P / SAWONDARI W (INA / INA) vs. LU Y-H / CHUANG C-J (TPE / TPE)

Court 4
. Men's Singles
CHUNG, Hee-Seok (KOR) vs. LU, Yen-Hsun (TPE)
. Women's Singles
CHUANG, Chia-Jung (TPE) vs. XIE, Yan-Ze (CHN)

kj-
Oct 17th, 2002, 03:00 PM
Thanks Steve!

Rising Sun
Oct 17th, 2002, 03:20 PM
Stephane's Asian Championships pics are posted here:

http://photos.wtastarz.com/showgallery.php?cat=606&thumb=1

Steveg
Oct 17th, 2002, 03:35 PM
I watched entirely the match between Hsieh and Mirza (but have been talking with someone at the same time A LOT :o ).

Su Wei started to serve and hold. She then went on to break Sania immediately. However, Sania reacted and broke back. In spite of two direct errors in return on serve, Su-Wei broke once again Sania to take the lead 3-1.

And once again, Sania broke back (Su-Wei did a doubles fault at 15-40 :sad: ) : 3-2 for Su-Wei. And guess what? Su-Wei broke Sania's serve again :eek: , thanks partly to a low % of 1st serves from Sania + one double fault.

Sania breaks once again to come back to 4-3 for Su Wei and wins her serve (as a change) right after, thanks partly to an improvement in her 1st serve %.

Su-Wei wins her game and improves the quality of her games (deeper balls) when her coach arrives...

Sania breaks immediately at the beginning of the 2nd set and wins her game right after to take a 2-0 lead. Both players hold serve until 4-3 for Sania and serve to follow. From that point on, Su Wei plays better and better, to finish strongly the match.

N.B. :
- Sania had an important number of return winners on Su-Wei second balls

- Su-Wei had a problem with the chair empire who asked her to cover her SANEX WTA logo (same logo that ALL WTA players have to wear :rolleyes: ). She put some sticker that fell during the match (on Su-Wei serve at 3-1 for Sania). The empire ordered Su-Wei to put another white sticker immediately to cover the logo. She went to her chair, took a sticker and put it on the logo, then went back to serve. All this in a perfectly normal way. She got a TIME VIOLATION warning from this empire :fiery: . Should I mention it is exactly the same empire with whom Akiko had had some "discussion" during her match against Jing-Jing :rolleyes: . Akiko had the same logo during her match against Liza but the empire (a professional one) said nothing about it.
I asked the tournament supervisor about this problem : "No official comment available. The logo can be hidden or not : no problem." I wonder then why Su-Wei was ordered to cover it :mad: and received a time violation.

- Liza played a good match all in all, seizing all opportunities on Su-Wei short balls to finish off the point. The score was tight because Su-Wei did not play at her maximum potential (compared to what I had seen last year in Pathaya). As an exemple : she was standing on the baseline to receive Liza 1st and 2nd serves. In Pattaya, she was well within the court to receive ANY player 2nd serve (incl. during her QF match Neffa-de los Rios). Today, she stepped inside (around 50 - 70 cm) only on Liza's last 2nd serve (on match point) and concluded with...a straight winner. She could have done that much much earlier.

- This certainly explains why Su-Wei was talking to herself during the match, being unsatisfied with her performance on court. I hope she'll find soon the motivation again to play her best tennis :) .

salima
Oct 17th, 2002, 05:00 PM
Ivanna:kiss: sooooooooooo good.:bounce:

lin
Oct 17th, 2002, 11:13 PM
Su-Wei :D I hope she can find her good form asap :)
Chia-Jung :D revenge today please ;)

well done Yen-Hsun and Yeu-Tzuoo :D

Ivanna :)
Akiko :)

Su-Wei/Yeu-Tzuoo lost I think :sad: :(

eseaboyqoo
Oct 18th, 2002, 04:03 AM
Originally posted by lin
Su-Wei :D I hope she can find her good form asap :)
Chia-Jung :D revenge today please ;)

well done Yen-Hsun and Yeu-Tzuoo :D

Ivanna :)
Akiko :)

Su-Wei/Yeu-Tzuoo lost I think :sad: :(

:bounce: Su-Wei:bounce: Chia-Jung :bounce:
Fight !!!:o

Steveg
Oct 18th, 2002, 05:34 AM
Thanks for posting the photos Luke :) . I'll try to send some more.

I saw you already posted the previous ones here : http://photos.wtastarz.com/showgallery.php?cat=606&thumb=1

Boodie
Oct 18th, 2002, 06:30 AM
Mixed Doubles 2nd round on 17, Oktober
Si Y.M./Khoo C.B. (MAS) beat Sun P./Xie Y.Z. (CHN) - 7-5, 7-6
Suwandi S./Andriyani L. (INA) beat Wang Y.T./Hsieh S.W. (TPE) - 6-1, 7-5
Lu Y.H./Chuang C.J. (TPE) beat Chung H.S./Choi Y.J. (KOR) V 6-2, 4-6, 7-6
Handoyo P./Sawondari W. (INA) bt Kedriouk A.(KAZ)/Arutyunova E. (UZB) 6/4 6/4

Though it's not important games but I think the Malaysian players did a quite good job!
Go Lu, Wang, Chuang, and Hsieh!
Thanks for the fastest update, SteveG!

kj-
Oct 18th, 2002, 06:44 AM
Yay Go Indonesian!

Yu-lun Wang
Oct 18th, 2002, 07:07 AM
Thanks Steveng, you really save our lives.

Go Taiwanese !!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

King Aaron
Oct 18th, 2002, 10:36 AM
Chin Bee/Yew Ming :)

Good luck Chin Bee today!!! :D

King Aaron
Oct 18th, 2002, 10:38 AM
and thanks for the pics :)

Rising Sun
Oct 18th, 2002, 11:57 AM
3 new pics added. :)

Steveg
Oct 18th, 2002, 12:29 PM
Court 2
. Men's Singles
BOPANNA, Rohan (IND) d. KUTSENKO, Vadim (UZB) 64 63
KEDRIOUK, Alexey (KAZ) d. KIM, Dong-Hyun (KOR) 63 76 (4)


Court 3
. Women's Singles
KHOO, Chin-Bee (MAS) d. HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) 76 (7) 60
. Men's Singles
MOTOMURA, Goichi (JPN) d. WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo (TPE) 16 75 64
Court 4
. Men's Singles
LU, Yen-Hsun (TPE) d. CHUNG, Hee-Seok (KOR) 63 64
. Women's Singles
XIE, Yan-Ze (CHN) d. CHUANG, Chia-Jung (TPE) 06 75 64

nlyangel
Oct 18th, 2002, 12:59 PM
Wow.. Chin-bee :eek:
It's surprising..

Korean both lost.. :(

eseaboyqoo
Oct 18th, 2002, 01:00 PM
. Women's Singles
KHOO, Chin-Bee (MAS) d. HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) 76 (7)60
:sad: :rolleyes:
XIE, Yan-Ze (CHN) d. CHUANG, Chia-Jung (TPE) 06 75 64
:fiery: :mad: so close...:(

Steveg
Oct 18th, 2002, 02:43 PM
Court 2
. Men's Singles Semi-Final
LU Yen-Hsun (TPE) vs. Bopanna Rohan (IND)
. Women's Singles Semi-Final
MORIGAMI Akiko (JPN) vs. KHOO Chin-Bee (MAS)

. Mixed Doubles Final
Handoyo P / Sawondari W (INA / INA) vs. Suwandi / Andriyani L (INA / INA)


Court 3
. Men's Singles Semi-Final
KEDRIOUK Aelxey (KAZ) vs. MOTOMURA Goichi (JPN)
. Women's Singles Semi-Final
XIE Yan-Ze (CHN) vs. ISROILOVA Ivanna (UZB)

Steveg
Oct 18th, 2002, 02:47 PM
I am looking forward the match between Lu and Bopanna. I wonder how Yen-Hsun will handle Rohan serve.

Rohan has had solid matches so far : strong serve and good volleys. But Yen Hsun has a good touch and is quick...

It will be tough for Yan-Ze : she was nervous today, whilst Ivanna wants to win badly. She has shown great will in her past match.

Luckily, it will be possible to follow all matches at the same time (adjacent courts) ;) .

kfh_9118
Oct 19th, 2002, 03:59 AM
All Indonesian Mixed Double Final :eek: :eek:

Good luck both :)

Good luck to Chin Bee too :)

rhz
Oct 19th, 2002, 05:00 AM
no doubles???

Rising Sun
Oct 19th, 2002, 06:09 AM
12 new pics uploaded. :)

http://photos.wtastarz.com/showgallery.php?cat=606&thumb=1

King Aaron
Oct 19th, 2002, 06:58 AM
Chin Bee :D :D :D :bounce: :eek:

well done and good luck!!! :D

kj-
Oct 19th, 2002, 07:10 AM
Is the mixed doubles winer will get a wildcard?

*hoping*

Steveg
Oct 19th, 2002, 11:44 AM
Court 2
. Men's Singles Semi-Final
Bopanna Rohan (IND) d. LU Yen-Hsun (TPE) 60 67 (2) 63
. Women's Singles Semi-Final
MORIGAMI Akiko (JPN) d. KHOO Chin-Bee (MAS) 61 64

. Mixed Doubles Final
Handoyo P / Sawondari W (INA / INA) d. Suwandi / Andriyani L (INA / INA)


Court 3
. Men's Singles Semi-Final
MOTOMURA Goichi (JPN) d. KEDRIOUK Aelxey (KAZ) 76 (7) 75
. Women's Singles Semi-Final
ISROILOVA Ivanna (UZB) d. XIE Yan-Ze (CHN) 26 64 61 :sad:

Steveg
Oct 19th, 2002, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by Kojangs
Is the mixed doubles winer will get a wildcard?

*hoping* No ;) . And I do not remember the score for the mixed doubles. It was very boring :o and it looked like they had already agreed who would win :rolleyes: . It went something like 46 61 and super tie break won easily by Handoyo / Sawondari.

Steveg
Oct 19th, 2002, 11:51 AM
. Men's Singles Final
MOTOMURA Goichi (JPN) vs. BOPANNA Rohan (IND)

f.b.

. Women's Singles Final
MORIGAMI Akiko (JPN) vs. ISROILOVA Ivanna (UZB)

I'll go sightseeing now :wavey: .

kfh_9118
Oct 19th, 2002, 02:26 PM
Have fun Steve :)

salima
Oct 19th, 2002, 02:51 PM
I had not expected this from Ivanna. She is in the final:)
Perhaps the sweet smell of the wild card to Aus-open can spur her on to victory. Ivanna:kiss: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Rising Sun
Oct 19th, 2002, 03:53 PM
Chin-Bee & Yan-Ze :sad:

I'll be extremely disappointed if Akiko doesn't win this tomorrow. :rolleyes:

adlysha babalu
Oct 19th, 2002, 04:12 PM
great job for chin bee!! great result..!!

V.Melb
Oct 19th, 2002, 11:35 PM
Akiko. you better win. :) ;)

b8beEbLu3
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:16 AM
Go Ivanna!!

King Aaron
Oct 20th, 2002, 08:45 AM
Chin Bee :sad: :sad:

Steveg
Oct 20th, 2002, 10:33 AM
. Men's Final
Motomura d. Bopanna 64 63

. Women's Final
Morigami d. Isroilova 62 61

Congratulations to Japanese players :) .

These Championships have been a great event, not only because of the players enthousiasm but also the organisation that was tremendous :D .

Steveg
Oct 20th, 2002, 10:58 AM
Bopanna started well the 1st set, winning is serve, breaking Motomura's and win his again to take a 3-0 lead.

But Motomura has always been a slow starter in his past matches. And Bopanna had an extremely low percentage of first serves.

Motomura went on to win his serve and break Bopanna next game (3-2 Bopanna), thanks in particular to 2 doubles faults. Bopanna tried to go to the net but Motomura was extremely precise in his passing shots.

At 3-3, Motomura broke again Bopanna's serve (who had one double fault again). It was however Motomura turn to tense up during his next game of serve and do 2 double faults, which help Bopanna to break back to 4-4.

In his next game, Bopanna had one more double fault. At 30-40 in the game, Bopanna hit a good first serve on Motomura backhand who managed an excellent return, took the lead in the point and finished with a winning forehand.

Serving for the set and leading 40-15, Motomura hit a double fault, helping Bopanna to come back in the game. However, at deuce, Bopanna had an unforced error on his back hand. On the next point, Motomura hit a good first serve that Bopanna returned long : 1st Motomura 64.


In the second set, both players started to win their respective serves. Bopanna tried to overpower his opponent but Motomura was controling the balls well, hitting back with a firm wrist. I could really see the difference of experience between Motomura and Lu to handle Bopanna hard balls (some forehands and first serves).

In the 3rd game of the 2nd set, Bopanna had again 2 doubles faults, which assisted again Motomura to break and take the lead 15-40. Bopanna had then a good first serve but Motomura had an even better return of serve that Bopanna sent back to the net : 2-1 Motomura.

In the next game, Motomura started with an ace. Then Bopanna had 3 unforced errors (including one trying to hit a winning forehand) : 3-1 Motomura.

In the fifth game, Motomura was upset with a linesman decision on Rohan's first serve (I could not see the ball that was way to fast and I was not at the best position to judge anyway). Rohan won his serve at 40-0 : 3-2 Goichi.

Goichi had not problem winning his next game however, after cooling down during the change of sides.

On his next serve, Bopanna decided to slow down eventually his first serve to increase the % of balls in, which was successful : 4-3 Motomura.

Goichi started to tense up as he was coming closer to winning the match. He started with a double fault and was quickly down 15-40. He managed however to regain control of his nerves, hitting a good first serve to come back 30-40 and had a winning inside out forehand in the next point : deuce. On the next point, Rohand returned too short and Goichi hit another winning inside out forehand. At ad, Goichi had a good serve that Rohan could not control (mis hit) and the return went wide : 5-3 Goichi.

From that moment on, Goichi was really to close down the match. On match point, Rohan went to net and hit the volley too long.



It was a good match from both players but the difference of experience could be felt. Goichi was controling well Rohan attempts to finish points quickly and keeping the ball in play, waiting for opportunities.

Rohan serve let him down during the whole match and his % of double faults was high.

Goichi was extremely happy to have won this WC to Oz Open Main Draw (I think he lost in Q1 last year :confused: ).

I will be posting photos on Tuesday when I am back home :) .

salima
Oct 20th, 2002, 12:22 PM
Afsus Ivanna:kiss: Cheer up, you have prooved to everyone you are a seriously good player.

Grattis Akiko, good luck in Australia:wavey:

Rising Sun
Oct 20th, 2002, 02:20 PM
Congrats to Akiko & Goichi. :bounce:

Bad luck to Rohan and Ivanna, but they had a great week and can only improve on from here.

lin
Oct 21st, 2002, 12:40 AM
Taiwanese players :sad: :sad: :sad:

congrats Akiko :)

King Aaron
Oct 21st, 2002, 09:17 AM
Congrats Akiko

Steveg
Oct 22nd, 2002, 04:46 AM
A few more pics added :) . And approved very soon ;) .

adlysha babalu
Oct 22nd, 2002, 05:02 AM
good..thanks steveg..
congrats to both japanese players!!

Steveg
Oct 22nd, 2002, 05:28 AM
23 pics added exactly. Pending for approval now :) .

Steveg
Oct 22nd, 2002, 12:08 PM
I have prepared now a few videos (MPEG format) of the match between Akiko Morigami and Liu Jing-Jing. I am waiting to know from the Admins how to post some :).

King Aaron
Oct 23rd, 2002, 02:52 PM
:cool: videos

Steveg
Oct 29th, 2002, 06:48 AM
Amanda has kindly uploaded the videos :D . You can download them here : http://www.wtaworld.com/videos/

Enjoy the vids :D . I'll take some more during the qualies at Pattaya :) .

King Aaron
Oct 29th, 2002, 07:13 AM
Thanks Steve :)

kfh_9118
Oct 29th, 2002, 09:09 AM
Steve, do you have more videos??? Indonesian players :) or Hsieh Su Wei???

Steveg
Oct 29th, 2002, 09:14 AM
Henry,

I have some of Su-Wei but the video is crap (I rolled the camera when it appeared she would lose her R2 match. I was intending to videotape her next match :rolleyes: ). And I don't think I have Indonesian players (sorry for that ;) ).

I'll be at the qualies in Pattaya though and I hope Su-Wei will be there :) .

Do have a look at Jing-Jing meanwhile :angel: .

King Aaron
Oct 30th, 2002, 08:30 AM
How bout Chin Bee? Do you have some videos of her?

Steveg
Oct 30th, 2002, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by m!ssundaztooD
How bout Chin Bee? Do you have some videos of her? Nope. Only against Su-Wei but the video is crap and not worth posting :sad: .

King Aaron
Oct 31st, 2002, 07:18 AM
Okay. Thanks anyway.