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paul_masterton
Nov 30th, 2002, 04:46 PM
I thought it made sense to have one instead of 4 different ones.

1 year ago

Qualifying Round One

(4)Greta ARN (Ger) def. Julie PULLIN (Gbr) 6-1 6-0 :sad:

Lucie AHL (Gbr) def. (5)Sandra KLEINOVA (Cze) 6-1 6-1 :D :kiss: :bounce: :eek:

Laurence ANDRETTO (Fra) def. Rachel VIOLLET (Gbr) 6-4 6-4 :sad:

Qualifying Round Two

Lucie AHL (Gbr) def. Laurence ANDRETTO (Fra) 7-6(6) 7-6(4) :D :hearts: :bounce: :angel:

Qualifying Round Three

(23)Kristie BOOGERT (Ned) def. Lucie AHL (Gbr) 6-2 7-6(3) :sad:

This year:

Elena Baltacha vs ???????
Lucie Ahl vs ????????
Julie Pullin vs ???????
Anne Keothavong vs ???????

england_rules
Dec 1st, 2002, 02:52 AM
Will Keothavong make quallies cutoff?

kournikovafan13
Dec 1st, 2002, 04:01 AM
Julie did really well two years ago

Qual 1 J Pullin - M Sucha(15) 6-4 7-5
Qual 2 J Pullin - G Pizzichini 6-4 6-0
Qual 3 J Pullin - S Reeves(7) 6-2 7-63
1 J Pullin-Q - J Chi 6-1 6-3
2 J Yi-WC - J Pullin-Q 6-3 2-6 9-7 :eek:

Good luck to all of them :D

paul_masterton
Dec 1st, 2002, 03:59 PM
Anne should. The Oz Open is usually the 2nd weakest after Us Open in terms of qualy cut-off, although in fairness the US Field is larger.

The reason is that its a very expensive place to travel, and many girls wont go as it isnt nevesarily benificial to turn up and loose in qualy round 1.

If Jane had managed to get to the very latter stages of the Oz 25k's she might of sneaked in, but i strongly doubt she will now.

Julie really should of beat Yi :sad: she was so close. Can't see her ever repeating that again though :(

england_rules
Dec 1st, 2002, 04:31 PM
Ok thanx paul! I expect Anne and Elena to qualify and Julie and Lucie to make it to final round of qualifying and lose to Elena and Anne! ;)

kournikovafan13
Dec 1st, 2002, 05:48 PM
Yeah, in that match against Yi Julie led 4-2 in the final set AND she had a match point at 6-5 :sad:

paul_masterton
Dec 1st, 2002, 07:05 PM
lol, no disrespect to Anne but i'm expecting her to get thumped ;)

Lucie NEEDS to do well. She has 33 points from last year, plus another 10 from Canberra the week before, so if she has 2 losses she could slip to about 280!!!! :eek:

Jordan.
Dec 2nd, 2002, 06:50 AM
I hope Jane plays.... :( If she does, Good Luck! :D

paul_masterton
Dec 2nd, 2002, 08:31 PM
commitments come out tomorrow, so we should get a good idea of how far out/in Anne is

paul_masterton
Dec 19th, 2002, 05:25 PM
well we dont need to know now she in qualies :D

And Bally in main draw :D

Task
Dec 20th, 2002, 02:45 AM
Good luck to all the British girls especially Julie.:) :) :)

Shine On Silver Moon
Dec 20th, 2002, 05:09 AM
Elena got WC for MD...Anne got WC for qualifying round...I guess, Julie and Lucie will go through qualif...It will be great to see encounter btw Elena or Julie or Lucie against Angie from INDONESIA in MD...Angie has won twice vs Elena in junior level...so, it will be great to see how they play in senior level...Angie lost to Julie in Birmingham this year and Angie has won twice vs Lucie...Or maybe this time Angie vs Anne...

Anyway, best of luck for 4 of U!:) :cool: :D :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

Palicot
Dec 21st, 2002, 01:04 AM
Good luck to all the British girls. :) :wavey: :D

Monica_Rules
Dec 22nd, 2002, 11:35 AM
GOOD LUCK TO THE BRITISH POSSEY!

england_rules
Dec 22nd, 2002, 03:19 PM
I hope that Anne can qualify, Elena can make it to the third round, Lucie can qualify, and Julie can qualify!

paul_masterton
Dec 31st, 2002, 05:24 PM
This time next week we will know their opponents!!

england_rules
Dec 31st, 2002, 07:34 PM
Here's My Predictions (No biased ;))

1st Round-(Q)Keothavong def. (1)S. Williams 6-4, 7-5
Baltacha def. (2)V. Williams 7-5, 7-5
(Q)Pullin def. (3)Capriati 6-3, 7-5
(Q)Ahl def. (4)Clijsters 7-5, 6-4

2nd Round-Keothavong def. Neffa de los Rios 6-3, 6-4
Baltacha def. Safina 7-5, 6-3
Pullin def. Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-2
Ahl def. Casanova 6-1, 6-2

3rd Round-Keothavong def. (28)Tanasugarn 7-5, 7-5
Baltacha def. (29)Martinez 7-5, 7-5
Pullin def. (32)Schett 7-6(7), 1-6, 6-3
Ahl def. Kournikova 7-5, 7-5

4th Round-Keothavong def. (11)Schnyder 6-3, 6-2
Baltacha def. (15?)Maleeva 6-1, 6-3
Pullin def. (?)Coetzer 7-5, 7-5
Ahl def. (13)Pistolesi 6-2, 6-0

Quarter-Keothavong def. (7)Hantuchova 6-1, 6-0
Baltacha def. (6)Seles 6-4, 7-5
Pullin def. (5)Henin-Hardenne 7-5, 7-5
Ahl def. (9)Davenport 6-4, 7-6(0)

Semifinal-Keothavong def. Pullin 7-6(6), 6-3
Baltacha def. Ahl 7-5, 6-4

Final-Keothavong def. Baltacha 7-5, 5-7, 7-5

paul_masterton
Dec 31st, 2002, 07:53 PM
ROFL @ England rules!!

I wish, only Lucie would win the whole thing of course :p

england_rules
Dec 31st, 2002, 08:13 PM
Yeah but we h;ave to have the up-and-comers winning it of course! DUH! LOL!

paul_masterton
Jan 5th, 2003, 05:15 PM
Well they've all played matches now, and Lucie and Julie seem to be playing reasonably well. Anne played well too, as has Bally with some tough draws.

in 3 days we'll know who Looby-Loo, Jules and Kothy are playing!! :D

england_rules
Jan 5th, 2003, 05:17 PM
Knowing thier luck they'll probably have the toughest draw!

paul_masterton
Jan 5th, 2003, 05:19 PM
lol or they will face each other

england_rules
Jan 5th, 2003, 06:03 PM
The good thing about them facing each other is that you know one of them will win!

paul_masterton
Jan 5th, 2003, 06:59 PM
but one of them has to loose! ;) :p

kournikovafan13
Jan 5th, 2003, 07:26 PM
Can I cheer for Kelly Liggan in here? Ok so she's not a Brit, but she's playing better than all of them IMO.

Vamos all of them, especially Kelly & Julie :bounce:

paul_masterton
Jan 5th, 2003, 07:34 PM
Yeah sure cheer for Kelly :D

Hopefully she can sneak into the draw if there are some more withdrawls.

england_rules
Jan 5th, 2003, 08:57 PM
Bally's better than Kelly! Hopefully they'll play frst round against each other and Bally wins! :p

MartianJoeyWinson
Jan 5th, 2003, 11:21 PM
I'll be cheering on Bally like some crazy trojan...

Come on Baaaaaaaaltacha!

Elena Baltacha
You aren't gonna catch her,
la la la la,
la la la la,
Elena Baltacha,
Nobody can match her,
la la la la,
la la la la...

england_rules
Jan 5th, 2003, 11:37 PM
I like it Joey!

paul_masterton
Jan 7th, 2003, 05:24 PM
less than 24 hours until we know who Lucie, Julie and Anne play :D

england_rules
Jan 7th, 2003, 10:37 PM
Can't wait!

LozHippy
Jan 8th, 2003, 05:52 AM
Good luck to them, nice to see them somewhere other than Wimbledon :)

paul_masterton
Jan 8th, 2003, 09:34 AM
Well they have got tough, but winnable matches. It's a shame none of them got a nice 'easy' opener.

Julie Pullin GBR vs (16)Claudine Schaul LUX

Julie will have her work cut out against Schaul, who has played poorly the last two weeks. Hopefully Julie can get off toa good start and get the upset.

(3)Klara Koukalova CZE vs Kelly Liggan IRE

Very tough for Kelly, but she's playing well, so can win it definately if she plays her best.

Sandra Kloesel GER vs Anne Keothavong GBR

Anne's got the best draw, and i'm sure she can use it to her advantage. Hopefully Anne will get this in 3 sets.

Lucie Ahl GBR vs (19)Sandra Kleinova CZE

I laughed when i saw this. Lucie kicked Sandra's ass 6-1 6-1 in 35 minutes in the first round here last. Hopefully she can do teh same this time round, but it will be tough. A possible re-match with Maria gezenge who beat her in Us Open qualies awaits in round 2.

tim4
Jan 8th, 2003, 09:28 PM
Good luck to all the Brits!!!!
Bally should go far if she can re-create her Wimbledon form, though she's short of matches recently so I'm only hoping..

england_rules
Jan 8th, 2003, 09:30 PM
Go Brits!

paul_masterton
Jan 9th, 2003, 09:42 AM
lol, well that was disappointing.

can't believe Lucie lost 7-5 6-0 :sad:

kournikovafan13
Jan 9th, 2003, 01:56 PM
Julie, Anne, and Kelly also lost :rolleyes: :sad:

england_rules
Jan 14th, 2003, 01:27 AM
Don't give up hope yet! Julie Pullin is playing doubs with Kim Grant! Let's cheer them both on! Go Julie/Kim! :bounce:

ColinB
Jan 14th, 2003, 01:59 AM
I watched Bally's match against Stevenson yesterday....

Bally was very nervous at the start and had points to win the first 3 games, but ended up 0-3 down, that didnt help her nerves and she then fell 0-5 behind. Adter that though, she started to settle down and gave Stevenson much more of a fight in the 2nd - a great experience for her.

It was very tough match conditions as she was stuck on Court 18 which backs on to the railway line and is closest to the MCG Cricket Ground which is being partially demolished just now - so you could hardly hear anything for bulldozers!!! The wind wasn't great either. Stevenson was also playing very controlled tennis - not her usual hit and miss, but sensible tennis and waited for Bally to make the error at times...

Bally shouldn't be disapointed though as first trip to Oz was great experience and and good for her learning curve.