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adlysha babalu
Nov 28th, 2002, 02:25 PM
yooo ppl...In ur opinion what u guys think about the achievement of asian players in Australian Open..as far as i know Ai Sugiyama Angelique widjaja, Tamarine, are already in the main draw..I am not too sure about Wynne, and Y.J.Choo..

Best of luck to the asian players!! keep the asian spirit alive !!!!!




:bounce: :angel: :confused: :wavey: :hearts: :lick: :) :D




S P R E A D L O V E

King Aaron
Nov 28th, 2002, 02:32 PM
:wavey:

Good luck Asians!!! :D

adlysha babalu
Nov 28th, 2002, 02:39 PM
gotcha aaron!! wassup? muahaha

King Aaron
Nov 28th, 2002, 02:41 PM
I'm sorry but I'm leaving now! :sad:

Catch you next time?! :D

Shine On Silver Moon
Nov 29th, 2002, 03:05 AM
It is going to be Angie's 1st time to be in the main draw...Thanks to her good work to stay in top 100 this year! As 1st timer, I would love to see her to go all the way to 3rd round...Senior players like Ai & Tammy will reach at least 4th round...Cho should be in the main draw together with Asagoe...Remember, Akiko Morigami is a wild card receiver since she won Asian Championship after Asian Games Busan! Wynne and the rest most likely must go through qualification! :) :cool: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

So, how about 6 Asians in the main draw? Not bad...I do not know, I know that Iroda is Asian? I guess, since Uzbekistan is part of Asia now...So, correction 7 Asians in MD! I am just not used to athletes from former USSR...They look very European! Well, that's what makes Asia is so colorful, I guess!

gorecki
Nov 29th, 2002, 07:09 AM
does shinobu asagoe get thru the direct main draw?

or Su-Wei?

Shine On Silver Moon
Nov 29th, 2002, 07:14 AM
I think, Asagoe will go directly to MD since she is now in top 100s...While Su Wei Hsieh must be going thru qualif first, she is now WTA 264!!!:) :cool: :D :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

lin
Nov 29th, 2002, 07:55 AM
Wynne will get in the main draw directly as she is inside #110 :)

While Su-Wei will not play here and there is no exactly time when she will come back to the tour...

Shine On Silver Moon
Nov 29th, 2002, 08:44 AM
Good to know Wynne will be in MD! So, more Asians in MD! What is happening with Hsieh? Is she still having problem with her father? What a waste! She is a great fighter!:D :wavey:

lin
Nov 29th, 2002, 08:50 AM
Su-Wei has injury problem( for a long time already :( ), and her problem with her father will last very long time I think. There is no exactly schedule for her to play abroad right now so far I know.

V.Melb
Nov 29th, 2002, 09:33 AM
This thread has come earlier then i expected. but be shure i will report on all the asian players qualies and early rounds ...... as long as i an get out of work! ;)

King Aaron
Nov 29th, 2002, 01:07 PM
Good luck everyone and especially those in qualies!! :D

adlysha babalu
Nov 29th, 2002, 02:54 PM
V.Melb: pls do update us on the qualifiying rounds and also main draws yeahh..
hope astro telecast in LIVE for the ealier rounds.. :)

Wynne is in the maind draw?? Oh, thats good than!

Su Wei..ermmm is she participating in the Aus Open..is she going for the qualifiying round..poor girl..she still has probs with her dad..

Lin: do update us about her if u get to know any information yeah..thanks :)

Hope so see angie,s.asogoe,wynne at least in the third round..

-sprEaD LoVe-

niratti
Nov 29th, 2002, 02:58 PM
Good Luck Tammy!!!

Benny
Nov 30th, 2002, 09:03 AM
Go Tammy, lets try for 4th round:D

Harju.
Nov 30th, 2002, 11:23 AM
Good luck to all the players!!!

King Aaron
Nov 30th, 2002, 03:34 PM
Originally posted by adlysha babalu
hope astro telecast in LIVE for the ealier rounds.. :)



I don't think they will! :sad:

Shine On Silver Moon
Dec 1st, 2002, 07:39 AM
Yesss, we will have a great opportunity to see 8 Asians in OZ Open 2003 in MD...The pack is led by the most experienced player, Ai Sugiyama...next is Tammy and then tall Iroda...Next in the corp is Asian rising star, Angie - followed by 'dark horse' Cho Yoon Jeong and next in the squad are Asagoe and pretty small girl Wynne Prakusya and finally wild card receiver, Akiko Morigami...You all the capacity to move beyond 1R...Come on, you all...fighting hard!:fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :cool: :cool: :cool: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

King Aaron
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:51 PM
Good luck!

fhkung
Dec 3rd, 2002, 11:42 PM
Originally posted by lokamaya
Yesss, we will have a great opportunity to see 8 Asians in OZ Open 2003 in MD...The pack is led by the most experienced player, Ai Sugiyama...next is Tammy and then tall Iroda...Next in the corp is Asian rising star, Angie - followed by 'dark horse' Cho Yoon Jeong and next in the squad are Asagoe and pretty small girl Wynne Prakusya and finally wild card receiver, Akiko Morigami...You all the capacity to move beyond 1R...Come on, you all...fighting hard!:fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :cool: :cool: :cool: :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:
3 Jap players in MD..:) ......go girls..........
and good luck to Angelique.:hearts: in 4R....
i hope she can be seeded in Indian Wells....:D
also good luck to Ai, hope she can be seeded inside 24th...:)
and good luck to her and Tammy defending those points,:d
for the rest, i'll be happy to see them get to 3R,
but 2R will do.........
:)

gorecki
Dec 5th, 2002, 05:47 AM
Su Wei's ranking is #264?!? :eek: and has to miss AO? :sad:

Best of luck to the Asian Assault on AO2003!

Kaz
Dec 5th, 2002, 06:54 AM
Good luck all! :D

King Aaron
Dec 7th, 2002, 01:48 PM
Good luck once again! :)

Hyde'
Dec 10th, 2002, 09:48 AM
Good luck ! Tamarine :)

don't wait to get to QF only in Wimby
this is your fav surface too :)



GO GO
for the first time QF in Grand slam

Shine On Silver Moon
Dec 12th, 2002, 04:02 AM
Enjoying your own play is important as way to get max result...so, just do it and have a great tourney in Melbourne! Keep smashing!!!:) :cool: :wavey:

picton
Dec 12th, 2002, 12:04 PM
GOOD LUCK GIRLS !!!!

HOPE TO SEE ONE OF YOU REACHES THE TOP 8 LIKE BASUKI AND DATE DID IN THE PAST SLAMS (AM I CORRECT) :bounce :bounce:

Harju.
Dec 13th, 2002, 05:15 AM
Picton..

U're right..

Basuki reached QF in wimbledon before she was defeated by Jana Novotna, her nemesis whom she never won against!!

Date.. Can i make it anymore obvious? :p
Avril's Skaater boy :p

Anyway.. Good luck to ALL!!!

adlysha babalu
Dec 13th, 2002, 12:48 PM
yeahh really hope that one of the asians here can make a suprise..who knows..ai sugiyama got the potential to do so if she got a good draw by not meeting the williams sisters..maybe..
muahhaa

all the best once again!!!

any news on the asian players, ppl do sent in the post!!!

-=sprEaD LoVe-=

kj-
Dec 14th, 2002, 06:56 AM
Sugiyama has the best chances I think! ;)

Harju.
Dec 16th, 2002, 06:21 AM
angie ;)

vutdy39
Dec 16th, 2002, 09:10 AM
Good Luck TAMMY

Candy946
Dec 16th, 2002, 08:04 PM
Go Asians!!!!!

Shine On Silver Moon
Dec 20th, 2002, 02:18 AM
What a treat for tennis maniacs to see 8 Asian players in MD of Aussie Open...Create upsets, girls!

AI SUGIYAMA - JAPAN
TAMARINE TANASUGARN - THAILAND
IRODA TULYAGANOVA - UZBEKISTAN
ANGELIQUE WIDJAJA - INDONESIA
YOON JEONG CHO - SOUTH KOREA
SHINOBU ASAGOE - JAPAN
WYNNE PRAKUSYA - INDONESIA
AKIKO MORIGAMI - JAPAN

Here in Indonesia, we are delighted that local TV 7 is continuing to broadcast daily coverage of Aussie Open...So, go ASIANA!:) :cool: :D :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

King Aaron
Dec 20th, 2002, 05:54 PM
Go Asians! :D

fhkung
Dec 20th, 2002, 11:55 PM
GOOD LUCK TO

JPN OBATA
KOR JEON
CHN ZHENG
JPN FUJIWARA
JPN SAEKI
and hopefully
TPE LEE
JPN YOSHIDA
CHN SUN
in the qualies......

GO GIRLS:) :) :)

kj-
Dec 21st, 2002, 09:17 AM
:eek: TV7 gonna broadcast this? :eek: good!!! :bounce:

Shine On Silver Moon
Dec 22nd, 2002, 07:04 AM
Mi Ra Jeon is still having knee injury...Hopefully, she still can enter OZ Open 2003! Speedy recovery, Jeon!

Have a blast for all Asian players!!!:) :cool: :D :wavey: :bounce: :wavey: :bounce: :wavey: :bounce:

Shine On Silver Moon
Dec 22nd, 2002, 07:06 AM
We will miss u so much, Su Wei Hsieh! Come on, get well soon and solve your personal problem! We wanna see your attacking game again! Come back soon!:cool: :wavey: :cool: :wavey:

Shine On Silver Moon
Dec 23rd, 2002, 07:34 AM
Come on, Saori Obata and Zheng Jie or whoever...get into MD! It will perfect 10 Asians in MD then! Come on....come on...come on...:cool: :wavey: :cool: :wavey: :cool: :wavey:

Harju.
Dec 23rd, 2002, 09:49 AM
TV 7 is gonna show it :eek:
Good for you Amri!!

Nicky2002
Dec 25th, 2002, 11:10 AM
Best of luck to Tammy....Like what others said, do you best and get over 3rd round. (I wouldn't mind if you are going to be the winner) Love that!

Go Tammy!!!!

Good luck to other asian players as well.
_____________________
Yeah, I love Tim "Tam"

MartinWodon
Dec 27th, 2002, 04:31 AM
Go Asian Player....Angie I know you can do more...watched you twice in Bali and best luck to Tammy...c'mon Tammy!

Rising Sun
Dec 27th, 2002, 04:49 PM
MAINDRAW
* Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
* Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)
* Angelique Widjaja (INA)
* Yoon-Jeong Cho (KOR)
* Shinobu Asagoe (JPN)
* Wynne Prakusya (INA)
* Akiko Morigami (JPN)

QUALIFYING
* Saori Obata (JPN)
* Mi-Ra Jeon (KOR)
* Jie Zheng (CHN)
* Rika Fujiwara (JPN)
* Miho Saeki (JPN)

ALTERNATES
* Janet Lee (TPE)
* Yuka Yoshida (JPN)
* Tian-Tian Sun (CHN)
etc.

-----

An lower number of Asians in qualifying than usual. :sad:
Hopefully Janet, etc. can sneak into qualifying.
Miho Saeki is still injured. I hope she'll be ok by then.

Shine On Silver Moon
Dec 28th, 2002, 12:06 AM
For me personally, Iroda Tulyaganova is European...But since her country is nolonger part of USSR, Uzbekistan has been participating in Asian Games or any Asian competition...So, we have one more Asian in MD!!! Actually, it does not matter...she is European or Asian...:cool: :wavey:

goofy_yk7681
Dec 28th, 2002, 09:58 AM
go....go.....go.....
go asian
i think in oz asian will make a sensational game

King Aaron
Dec 28th, 2002, 12:04 PM
:sad: Janet is on the alternates list

lin
Dec 28th, 2002, 12:28 PM
Janet will get in the qualifying I think, she is very close to the qualifying list.

Shine On Silver Moon
Jan 6th, 2003, 06:30 AM
Best of luck for all of you, ladies!

Ai Sugiyama - please do not repeat what u did in Gold Coast & Sydney...Ganbatte!:) :wavey:

Tammy - big points to defend? Sawadee!:D :wavey:

Iroda - um sure u will get better in AO...:) :wavey:

Angie - u surely be proud this time...smack the ball!:cool: :wavey:

YJ Cho - fighter ur indeed...keep it up!:D :wavey:

Shinobu - stay fit and keep smashing!:D :wavey:

Akiko - welcome to MD...keep making surprise!:cool: :wavey:

Wynne - what I can say...u must be warm quickly!:) :wavey:

Saori - awesome so far...stay this way!:cool: :wavey:

I hope...Janet can get in...

Mi Ra - better well-prepared...:D :wavey:

Jie Zheng - keep hitting hard!:) :wavey:

Rika - work hard? or work smart?:D :wavey:

Miho - ru fit now? take it, girl!:cool: :wavey: :) :wavey:

vutdy39
Jan 7th, 2003, 12:57 AM
GO GO GO Asian Player ......

Candy946
Jan 7th, 2003, 06:39 PM
Good luck to the Asian players.

Vut
Jan 8th, 2003, 05:16 AM
Good Luck to :
* Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
* Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)
* Shinobu Asagoe (JPN)

kfh_9118
Jan 10th, 2003, 12:49 PM
GO GO ASIAN PLAYERS :)

Angie vs Ai :fiery: :fiery:
Wynne vs Patty :( :(
Cho (good draw)
Tammy (possible third round with Williams :()

Good luck all :bounce: :bounce:

ex hopman
Jan 12th, 2003, 10:49 AM
Oh wow. What a nice thread to see!
Ai made it to QF here a few years ago beating Pierce, and lost to Capriati... Hopefully she'll do something big like that. Of course, doubles with Kim too!

Also, Saori is the next to be in MD "in case" someone withdraws...

Too bad Angie and Ai has to play in 1R... but at least either one could go to 2R, right? :)

Good luck to All!!

PS: Kimiko made GS's QF or better 6 times!!

ex hopman
Jan 12th, 2003, 10:49 AM
Oh, I almost forgot...
Good luck: Lee!! The last week was the great win!!

Greenout
Jan 12th, 2003, 12:43 PM
Hi everybody!!

Yep, I'm an American- but as you can see from my Icon-
I'm a expat based in Asia. What's not to love about Asia?

Great- 8 Asians in the AO 2003. I'm really looking forward to
seeing how our crew will do. I liked what I have seen of
Akiko Morigami; she speaks excellent English too. :)

Does anybody know if they slowed down the surface this
year to keep home country favorite Hewitt's chances alive?
It was slower in 2002 than 2001 or 2000. Our Asian team
will do better on a SLOWER REBOUND ACE. What do you
think?

Angie vs Ai is a bummer of a first rounder for us. One will go-
the will go on to the next round. DRAT's!!

Nice to see Cho make it to the AO 2003 this year. She was fun
to watch at the US OPEN.

talk to you on Monday- and we can discuss our results, and
playing form.


Cheers!!

oaki
Jan 12th, 2003, 12:49 PM
i like Angie too , but Ai is the most favorite player for me :(

wish she can perform well tomorrow,, plz Ai

THE NET
Jan 12th, 2003, 01:04 PM
GO TAMMY and BALL (Paradorn)!!!

:worship:

King Aaron
Jan 12th, 2003, 01:12 PM
Good luck all Asians tomorrow! :D

Curtis F
Jan 12th, 2003, 02:12 PM
Angie and Ai have to play each other! :fiery:

Good luck to all our Ladies!

Tammy :)
Angie :)
Wynne :)

Greenout
Jan 13th, 2003, 10:44 AM
Not too bad today.

Ai, and Akiko made it to the next round.
Wynne, Shinobu, and Angie are out.

What really was positive today was that
AI vs ANGIE, and Wynne vs Patty were featured on tv.
How do you like that? Plus the entire center court match
of Paradorn.

A nice showing for Asia today.

I think it's cool how the AO 2003 website have
Korean, Japanese, and Chinese language links so
net friends can log on and see the site in their
respective character scripts. :)

adlysha babalu
Jan 14th, 2003, 01:26 AM
howcome angie partner is kelly liggan..and not garbin??
anyone..???

Shine On Silver Moon
Jan 14th, 2003, 03:29 AM
Angie is not top double player as you know...So, Garbin prefers to have same level of partner and her choice is Silvia Farina Elia...While Angies was originally to partner with Clarisa Fernandez but since CF's dbl rank was still in 150s...so, they had to go through qualifying round...So, then Angie chose Kelly Liggan who is actually not much different ranking wise from CF but a little higher and with her choice, Angie can go directly to MD and face tough pair - Juju and Elena!:cool: :D :) :wavey:

onebridgecafe
Jan 14th, 2003, 05:44 AM
Originally posted by Greenout
Not too bad today.


I think it's cool how the AO 2003 website have
Korean, Japanese, and Chinese language links so
net friends can log on and see the site in their
respective character scripts. :)

Yes, I was surprised to see they say "GS Asia-Pacific"!!

So you could see the Asian players on TV? Lucky you!! Here in Vancouver, I haven't seen any Asian's match on TV for a long long time. I am dying to see Ai and Akiko M (I have never seen her play)!

goofy_yk7681
Jan 14th, 2003, 06:26 AM
just cho and tammy ain maindraw now.uhhhhh i think next year will be better =:

Shine On Silver Moon
Jan 14th, 2003, 07:31 AM
Ai Sugiyama...need to level up your game...good luck against Nadia!:) :cool: :D :wavey:

Tammy...best of luck against surprising winner, Alina!:cool: :D :) :bounce:

Cho...put a fierce fight against Maggie...:) :cool: :D :wavey:

Akiko...tough match vs Panova!!!:fiery: :cool: :D :) :bounce:

Is Iroda considered to be Asian or European? Well, she won last year Asian Games' singles title in Busan, Korea...Fight hard vs Lindsay...:) :cool: :D :wavey:

Good luck to all of you!!!:bounce: :wavey: :bounce: :wavey:

Hyde'
Jan 14th, 2003, 08:01 AM
Good luck ! Tammy ,Ai and Cho

Benny
Jan 14th, 2003, 08:03 AM
Go Tammy:kiss:

oaki
Jan 14th, 2003, 08:08 AM
Good luck Akiko and Ai

Ai plz control not too hit too much unforce error, i am really worry about u, wish u can win tomorrow with less UE

Akiko, keep on fighting, u r doing good

and Tammy, hope u won't make me feel down the day after tomorrow, i wanna see 6-0 again

Vut
Jan 14th, 2003, 08:18 AM
Good Luck to TAMMY and All asian player

Al
Jan 14th, 2003, 08:44 AM
Tammy, may the force be with you

And

Good Luck to all asian players
Keep doing what you have done

King Aaron
Jan 14th, 2003, 01:44 PM
I think Nadia's serve holds the key for Ai

Harju.
Jan 14th, 2003, 01:46 PM
good luck to cho and ai!! :bounce:

not to forget tammy,paradorn and hyung taik lee...

Rising Sun
Jan 14th, 2003, 02:29 PM
The remaining Asians in the MD include:

* Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
* Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)
* Yoon-Jeong Cho (KOR)
* Akiko Morigami (JPN)

I would really love to see them advance further, and I'm glad they've been placed on Showcourts so far. The organisers are doing a great job so far in giving Asian Tennis exposure to the public. :D

Hyde'
Jan 14th, 2003, 03:13 PM
Go Go Tammy

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