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Meelis
Oct 25th, 2012, 06:44 AM
The OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open

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Surface: Carpet/Indoors

Official Website (http://www.oectennis.com/bin/home.php)

Entry List (http://www.oectennis.com/ezfiles/1/1001/attach/37/pta_96_9560367_39592.pdf)

Scoreboard (http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2012&wkno=44&lang=en&tabno=3&eventid=1059&ref=www.wtatennis.com)

Streaming (http://e-tennis.tv/)

Singles Qualifying Draw

(1)Ling Zhang (HKG) d. (wc)Chia-Hsien Yang (TPE) 61 62
(7)Zi Yang (CHN) d. (wc)Shu-Ying Hsieh (TPE) 61 57 75

(2)Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) d. (wc)Chi-Fan Liu (TPE) 26 61 62
(5/wc)Hua-Chen Lee (TPE) d. (wc)Ho Ching Wu (HKG) 46 75 64

(wc)Ching-Wen Hsu (TPE) d. (3)Katarzyna Kawa (POL) 36 64 63
(6)Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) d. (wc)Yi Chen (TPE) 63 63

(4)Alexandra Stevenson (USA) d. (wc)Yen-Ling Chen (TPE) 61 60
(8/wc)Pei-Chi Lee (TPE) d. (wc)Sanae Ohta (JPN) 62 61

Qualifying Round

(1)Ling Zhang (HKG) d. (7)Zi Yang (CHN) 62 60
(5/wc)Hua-Chen Lee (TPE) d. (2)Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) 46 75 64
(6)Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) d. (wc)Ching-Wen Hsu (TPE) 63 62
(4)Alexandra Stevenson (USA) d. (8/wc)Pei-Chi Lee (TPE) 62 62

Singles Main Draw

Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. (1/wc)Shuai Peng (CHN) 62 62
(LL)Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) d. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA) 76(3) 62
Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. (wc)Ya-Hsuan Lee (TPE) 63 63
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) d. (8)Greta Arn (HUN) 61 46 75

(4)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Julia Glushko (ISR) 62 46 63
Nudnida Luangnam (THA) d. Erika Sema (JPN) 64 76(8)
(Q)Ling Zhang (HKG) d. (wc)Ting-Fei Juan (TPE) 61 63
(6)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. (Q)Alexandra Stevenson (USA) 64 36 76(5)

(7)Misaki Doi (JPN) d. Qiang Wang (CHN) 64 75
(Q)Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) d. (wc)Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) 57 76(2) 64
Paula Kania (POL) d. (wc)Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) 64 63
(3)Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. (Q)Hua-Chen Lee (TPE) 62 61

(5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) d. Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 76(5) 57 62
Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. Monique Adamczak (AUS) 63 62
Irina Khromacheva (RUS) d. Alexa Glatch (USA) 76(6) 63
(2)Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. Saisai Zheng (CHN) 76(3) 61

Second Round

Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. (LL)Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) 61 60
Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 63 06 64

(4)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Nudnida Luangnam (THA) 61 67(6) 62
(6)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. (Q)Ling Zhang (HKG) 61 62

(7)Misaki Doi (JPN) d. (Q)Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) 62 63
(3)Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. Paula Kania (POL) 62 62

(5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) d. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 76(5) 63
(2)Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. Irina Khromacheva (RUS) 64 62

Quarterfinal

Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 63 64
(4)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. (6)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 63 60

(7)Misaki Doi (JPN) d. (3)Ayumi Morita (JPN) w.o.
(5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) d. (2)Olga Govortsova (BLR) 60 62

Semifinal

(4)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Kurumi Nara (JPN) 63 36 75
(5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) d. (7)Misaki Doi (JPN) 67(3) 63 61

Final

(4)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. (5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) 64 63

Doubles Main Draw

(1)Hao-Ching Chan/Mladenovic (TPE/FRA) d. Doi/Zhang (JPN/HKG) 6 60
Kumkhum/Wongteanchai (THA/THA) d. (wc)Lee/Yang (TPE/TPE) 64 62
(4)Glushko/Zheng (ISR/CHN) d. Kania/Kawa (POL/POL) 64 63
Kao/Hua-Chen Lee (TPE/TPE) d. (wc)Chen/Nara (TPE/JPN) 75 62

(wc)Ching-Wen Hsu/Ya-Hsuan Lee (TPE/TPE) d. Hsieh/Lertcheewakarn (TPE/THA) 64 16 10-4
(3)Chin-Wei Chan/Date-Krumm (TPE/JPN) d. (wc)Juan/Yang (TPE/CHN) 61 61
Garcia/Khromacheva (FRA/RUS) d. (Alt)Diyas/Ohta (KAZ/JPN) 62 61
(2)Chang/Govortsova (TPE/BLR) d. Adamczak/Bengson (AUS/AUS) 62 75

Quarterfinal

(1)Hao-Ching Chan/Mladenovic (TPE/FRA) d. Kumkhum/Wongteanchai (THA/THA) 63 64
Kao/Hua-Chen Lee (TPE/TPE) d. (4)Glushko/Zheng (ISR/CHN) 76(2) 26 11-9

(3)Chin-Wei Chan/Date-Krumm (TPE/JPN) d. (wc)Ching-Wen Hsu/Ya-Hsuan Lee (TPE/TPE) 63 62
(2)Chang/Govortsova (TPE/BLR) d. Garcia/Khromacheva (FRA/RUS) 67(5) 63 10-5

Semifinal

(1)Hao-Ching Chan/Mladenovic (TPE/FRA) d. Kao/Hua-Chen Lee (TPE/TPE) 61 75
(2)Chang/Govortsova (TPE/BLR) d. (3)Chin-Wei Chan/Date-Krumm (TPE/JPN) 64 63

Final

(1)Hao-Ching Chan/Mladenovic (TPE/FRA) d. (2)Chang/Govortsova (TPE/BLR) 57 62 10-8

Kəv.
Oct 25th, 2012, 10:56 AM
187 was like the cut-off for Poitiers QD this week :hysteric:

I don't get why put these tournaments in these places...

Valanga
Oct 25th, 2012, 10:57 AM
What is the ranking point distribution?

Meelis
Oct 25th, 2012, 11:06 AM
What is the ranking point distribution?

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Juju Nostalgique
Oct 25th, 2012, 11:59 AM
Golden Flowers!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

shirgan
Oct 25th, 2012, 12:06 PM
Where does this tournament appear on the WTA site?

Meelis
Oct 25th, 2012, 12:06 PM
Where does this tournament appear on the WTA site?

http://www.wtatennis.com/page/WTA125s/0,,12781,00.html

shirgan
Oct 25th, 2012, 12:09 PM
http://www.wtatennis.com/page/WTA125s/0,,12781,00.html
thanks, never knew these existed.
Why don't they put them in the list of regular tournaments?
it's like they are trying to hide them

Kəv.
Oct 25th, 2012, 09:15 PM
^ why wouldn't you hide it :spit:

The field is so crap :secret:
And are they only gonna have 2 a year??

babsi
Oct 26th, 2012, 03:08 AM
Royal Indian Open is receiving an overwhelming response from the players across the globe. Top players like Ayumi Morita, Nina Bratchikova, Kai-Chen Chang and many more have already confirmed their participation for the tournament. Tennis has a special place in the minds of people in India and it has an eminent fan following for national as well as international players. Considering the endearment of their fans, players are getting ready to conquer the battle on Indian soil.

love the spin.

Emiel Goelen
Oct 26th, 2012, 06:49 AM
Royal Indian Open is receiving an overwhelming response from the players across the globe. Top players like Ayumi Morita, Nina Bratchikova, Kai-Chen Chang and many more have already confirmed their participation for the tournament. Tennis has a special place in the minds of people in India and it has an eminent fan following for national as well as international players. Considering the endearment of their fans, players are getting ready to conquer the battle on Indian soil.

love the spin.

:spit:

Meelis
Oct 26th, 2012, 07:00 AM
Well, India tried to cancel it, but WTA did not agree to return the money paid :p

buji
Oct 26th, 2012, 07:20 AM
Royal Indian Open is receiving an overwhelming response from the players across the globe. Top players like Ayumi Morita, Nina Bratchikova, Kai-Chen Chang and many more have already confirmed their participation for the tournament. Tennis has a special place in the minds of people in India and it has an eminent fan following for national as well as international players. Considering the endearment of their fans, players are getting ready to conquer the battle on Indian soil.

love the spin.

:hug: :cheer:

TeamUla
Oct 26th, 2012, 07:49 AM
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The preparation of the arena.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 26th, 2012, 09:09 AM
:lol: at that article.
Hilarious

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 26th, 2012, 09:10 AM
Well, India tried to cancel it, but WTA did not agree to return the money paid :p

Who did they expect they'd get :tape:

Meelis
Oct 26th, 2012, 10:14 AM
Singles Qualifying Draw

(1)Ling Zhang (HKG) v (wc)Chia-Hsien Yang (TPE)
(7)Zi Yang (CHN) v (wc)Shu-Ying Hsieh (TPE)

(2)Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) v (wc)Chi-Fan Liu (TPE)
(5/wc)Hua-Chen Lee (TPE) v (wc)Ho Ching Wu (HKG)

(3)Katarzyna Kawa (POL) v (wc)Ching-Wen Hsu (TPE)
(6)Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) v (wc)Yi Chen (TPE)

(4)Alexandra Stevenson (USA) v (wc)Yen-Ling Chen (TPE)
(8/wc)Pei-Chi Lee (TPE) v (wc)Sanae Ohta (JPN)

Juju Nostalgique
Oct 26th, 2012, 10:21 AM
Venus :hearts:

Isn't "Chi Fan" "to eat" in Mandarin? :sobbing: :hysteric: I mean, Eating Liu or Eater Liu... :hysteric:

sunyafei
Oct 26th, 2012, 10:27 AM
9WCs in a 16 entry draw??
Seriously?

TeamUla
Oct 26th, 2012, 10:29 AM
Sexy Lexy, Sexy Kasia and the Asians :sobbing:
both courts are streamed?

Meelis
Oct 26th, 2012, 10:40 AM
9WCs in a 16 entry draw??Seriously?

It´s better to have 9 wildcards than 7 byes.

both courts are streamed?

Not sure qualifying is streamed.

http://www.oectennis.com/ezfiles/1/1001/img/29/225347905.png

Jerem
Oct 26th, 2012, 10:52 AM
What a weak qualifying draw :tape:

So, Paula Kania is in MD? :)

EDIT: Yes, she is :hearts:

flareon
Oct 26th, 2012, 10:54 AM
Alex :)

Kəv.
Oct 26th, 2012, 10:59 AM
Where is Bengson?

Rising Sun
Oct 26th, 2012, 11:59 AM
9WCs in a 16 entry draw??
Seriously?
That's exactly why - it's a 16 player draw...

Anyway, there have been worse ones in actual WTA events, so it's no surprise.

Jerem
Oct 26th, 2012, 12:04 PM
Anyway, there have been worse ones in actual WTA events, so it's no surprise.

Honestly, I don't think so... Usually most of the players are known, at least by some tennis experts. Even some 25k qualies have more players we see regularly playing on the ITF circuit :shrug:

Valanga
Oct 26th, 2012, 12:22 PM
Ling in QD lmao

paul_masterton
Oct 26th, 2012, 12:42 PM
Sexy Lexy :lol:

M.P
Oct 26th, 2012, 02:22 PM
wonder Zhou Yi-miao make it MD?

M.P
Oct 26th, 2012, 02:24 PM
i thought Yang Zi is higher ranked than any chinese taipei plyer who seeded?? :oh:

TeamUla
Oct 26th, 2012, 07:24 PM
Players' nationalities in the tournament:

Taiwan 14
China 6
Japan 6
Thailand 6
Hongkong 2
Poland 2 Kania, Kawa
USA 2 Glatch, Stevenson
France 2 Mladenovic, Garcia
Belarus 1 Govortsova
Hungary 1 Arn
Kazakhstan 1
Israel 1 Glushko
Australia 1 Adamczak
Russia 1 Khromacheva

BOLD - not Asian countries

shirgan
Oct 26th, 2012, 08:42 PM
Players' nationalities in the tournament:

Taiwan 14
China 6
Japan 6
Thailand 6
Hongkong 2
Poland 2 Kania, Kawa
USA 2 Glatch, Stevenson
France 2
Belarus 1 Govortsova
Hungary 1 Arn
Kazakhstan 1
Israel 1 Glushko
Australia 1 Adamczak
Russia 1 Khromacheva

BOLD - not Asian countries
France is an Asian country?

TeamUla
Oct 26th, 2012, 08:45 PM
Sorry :lol:

Wert.
Oct 26th, 2012, 08:46 PM
France is an Asian country?



Stop acting dumb when you aren't. It's just a little mistake.

TeamUla
Oct 26th, 2012, 08:46 PM
Stop acting dumb when you aren't. It's just a little mistake.

This

goOudinUSA
Oct 26th, 2012, 08:55 PM
GL Alexa and Alexandra!!

Territory
Oct 26th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Players' nationalities in the tournament:

Taiwan 14
China 6
Japan 6
Thailand 6
Hongkong 2
Poland 2 Kania, Kawa
USA 2 Glatch, Stevenson
France 2 Mladenovic, Garcia
Belarus 1 Govortsova
Hungary 1 Arn
Kazakhstan 1
Israel 1 Glushko
Australia 1 Adamczak
Russia 1 Khromacheva

BOLD - not Asian countries

So Westerners are good enough to have their names listed and countries bolded but Asians aren't? :scratch:

TeamUla
Oct 26th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Bitch please, just wanted to take some spot who are the Western girls coming to Taipei. :yeah:
But if you want I can type who the Asians are :help:

goOudinUSA
Oct 26th, 2012, 09:50 PM
Bitch please, just wanted to take some spot who are the Western girls coming to Taipei. :yeah:
But if you want I can type who the Asians are :help:

:lol::lol::lol:

Papillon.
Oct 27th, 2012, 12:34 AM
Slay them all Random Wu :armed:

doraemonmr
Oct 27th, 2012, 03:44 AM
saisai head for champs!

Viennalover
Oct 27th, 2012, 04:09 AM
WTA125? :confused:

It'll be better to have 150k and give 200pts to the winner.
125k sounds like nothing but 100k+ and don't see any difference from challenger Tourny ....

And as you see, Tennis Forum classified WTA125 as Challenger Tournaments. :facepalm:

SeanyQ
Oct 27th, 2012, 04:50 AM
Bitch please, just wanted to take some spot who are the Western girls coming to Taipei. :yeah:
But if you want I can type who the Asians are :help:

:lol:

ozfan44
Oct 27th, 2012, 05:12 AM
Hopefully Adamczak can continue her good form here and pick up some decent points and $

Kəv.
Oct 27th, 2012, 07:50 AM
How come this event on the WTA livescores is put on WTA and not Challenger?

Petkorazzi
Oct 27th, 2012, 07:52 AM
Because the challenger section is for the ATP Challenger Tour which has nothing to do with this tourney.

Meelis
Oct 27th, 2012, 07:54 AM
Singles Main Draw

(1/wc)Shuai Peng (CHN) v Zarina Diyas (KAZ)
Yi-Miao Zhou (CHN) v Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA)
(wc)Ya-Hsuan Lee (TPE) v Kurumi Nara (JPN)
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) v (8)Greta Arn (HUN)

(4)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) v Julia Glushko (ISR)
Nudnida Luangnam (THA) v Erika Sema (JPN)
(wc)Ting-Fei Juan (TPE) v Q
Q v (6)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)

(7)Misaki Doi (JPN) v Qiang Wang (CHN)
Q v (wc)Hao-Ching Chan (TPE)
(wc)Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) v Paula Kania (POL)
Q v (3)Ayumi Morita (JPN)

(5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) v Luksika Kumkhum (THA)
Monique Adamczak (AUS) v Caroline Garcia (FRA)
Irina Khromacheva (RUS) v Alexa Glatch (USA)
Saisai Zheng (CHN) v (2)Olga Govortsova (BLR)

qwertytx
Oct 27th, 2012, 07:57 AM
:lol: at that article.
Hilarious

"The WTA Challenger Series will offer some of the WTA's lower-ranked players who are eager to play more matches and tournaments, and whose seasons end earlier than the WTA's elite players, an opportunity to play extra tournaments and earn more ranking points."

I doubt the fans are as eager to attend as the low ranked players are. :rolleyes: Maybe if the WTA had a better marketing team they wouldn't be having $125K WTA events.

qwertytx
Oct 27th, 2012, 07:58 AM
Singles Main Draw
(wc)Ting-Fei Juan (TPE) v Q
Q v (6)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)


If KDK can't win two matches here she really should retire.

Kəv.
Oct 27th, 2012, 08:00 AM
Adamczak v Garcia again :lol:

Sombrerero loco
Oct 27th, 2012, 09:31 AM
GL caro garcia, paula kania, noppawan

Viennalover
Oct 27th, 2012, 09:32 AM
How come this event on the WTA livescores is put on WTA and not Challenger?

OMG, it's on WTA live score.... :eek:

how come this thread is on ITF Challenger?
Shouldn't it be on WTA tour thread??

BTW, will the Winner should seemed as winning a WTA tournament or just as "WTA125"??
This is very confusing.... WTA125 sounds garbage and clearly won't last too long . :facepalm:

Valanga
Oct 27th, 2012, 09:38 AM
If KDK can't win two matches here she really should retire.

This

Rising Sun
Oct 27th, 2012, 09:43 AM
Finalists of the $25K are up against the Top 2 seeds... :help:

deliverance.
Oct 27th, 2012, 09:43 AM
Zarina's draw :tape:
Good luck Kristina, Alexa, Paula, Zarina! :cheer:

Meelis
Oct 27th, 2012, 09:51 AM
how come this thread is on ITF Challenger?
Shouldn't it be on WTA tour thread??

BTW, will the Winner should seemed as winning a WTA tournament or just as "WTA125"??
This is very confusing.... WTA125 sounds garbage and clearly won't last too long . :facepalm:

This tournament is not a WTA Tour event.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 27th, 2012, 09:59 AM
last 1/4 :o putting all the non-Asians in that section :o

cmon Olga & Irina

Viennalover
Oct 27th, 2012, 10:14 AM
This tournament is not a WTA Tour event.

yeah, I know.
Then is this ITF challenger event? the answer is NO neither....

I think the idea of WTA125 is stupid and won't last long. :facepalm:

rafal15ok
Oct 27th, 2012, 10:25 AM
Go Paula!

Meelis
Oct 27th, 2012, 10:29 AM
yeah, I know.
Then is this ITF challenger event? the answer is NO neither....

There is no such thing as ITF challenger.

WTA Tour, WTA 125 and ITF Pro Circuit.

We don´t create a new subforum for two (test) tournaments.

flareon
Oct 27th, 2012, 10:49 AM
Good Luck too.
(1/wc)Shuai Peng (CHN) v Zarina Diyas (KAZ) :facepalm:
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) v (8)Greta Arn (HUN) :o
Julia Glushko (ISR) :drool:
(6)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) :yeah:
(5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) :bounce:
Monique Adamczak (AUS) :D
Alexa Glatch (USA) :p
(2)Olga Govortsova (BLR) :)

flareon
Oct 27th, 2012, 10:52 AM
Lexy :)

coolfish1103
Oct 27th, 2012, 10:57 AM
There is no such thing as ITF challenger.

WTA Tour, WTA 125 and ITF Pro Circuit.

We don´t create a new subforum for two (test) tournaments.

Can just throw it inside the WTA Tour since it's just 2 tournaments and put all the games related in there.

Viennalover
Oct 27th, 2012, 10:58 AM
We don´t create a new subforum for two (test) tournaments.

That's fine,
my point is WTA being stupid creating a new category "WTA125" for 2 tourny.... :rolleyes:

I mean What's the point??
It'll be fine just adding 125k for ITF pro circuit,
and that's basically what happened realistically.

What about calling "WTA challenger" creating 125k, 150k and 180k in the future....
that's more sensible. :angel:

Meelis
Oct 27th, 2012, 11:16 AM
Can just throw it inside the WTA Tour since it's just 2 tournaments and put all the games related in there.

Moderators decided that right now these belong to the Challenger forum, which can be split into WTA and ITF, if WTA starts to take this serious and launches a full year circuit.



I mean What's the point??
It'll be fine just adding 125k for ITF pro circuit,
and that's basically what happened realistically.

Then WTA wouldn't be able to sell these as "WTA tournaments".

WTA has promised for years to give Taipei a WTA tournament. First it was supposed to replace Kuala Lumpur, then Bali. Now they have fulfilled their promise.

What about calling "WTA challenger" creating 125k, 150k and 180k in the future....
that's more sensible. :angel:

These were called WTA challengers, until couple of weeks ago some marketing guy decided that WTA 125 sounds better.

Meelis
Oct 27th, 2012, 11:34 AM
QR1

(1)Ling Zhang (HKG) d. (wc)Chia-Hsien Yang (TPE) 61 62
(7)Zi Yang (CHN) d. (wc)Shu-Ying Hsieh (TPE) 61 57 75

(2)Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) d. (wc)Chi-Fan Liu (TPE) 26 61 62
(5/wc)Hua-Chen Lee (TPE) d. (wc)Ho Ching Wu (HKG) 46 75 64

(wc)Ching-Wen Hsu (TPE) d. (3)Katarzyna Kawa (POL) 36 64 63
(6)Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) d. (wc)Yi Chen (TPE) 63 63

(4)Alexandra Stevenson (USA) d. (wc)Yen-Ling Chen (TPE) 61 60
(8/wc)Pei-Chi Lee (TPE) d. (wc)Sanae Ohta (JPN) 62 61

doraemonmr
Oct 27th, 2012, 12:56 PM
saisai bad draws......all the time

goOudinUSA
Oct 27th, 2012, 01:43 PM
Lets go Alexandra!! Now qualify!!

goOudinUSA
Oct 27th, 2012, 01:44 PM
Will the WTA 125's only be in Asia? Will they expand to North America, South America, or Europe??

Wert.
Oct 27th, 2012, 01:45 PM
Will the WTA 125's only be in Asia? Will they expand to North America, South America, or Europe??



Probably. Project is still young, these are just some kind of test events I guess.

goOudinUSA
Oct 27th, 2012, 02:00 PM
How come this event on the WTA livescores is put on WTA and not Challenger?

I was wondering that, too.

Viennalover
Oct 27th, 2012, 02:28 PM
WTA has promised for years to give Taipei a WTA tournament.
First it was supposed to replace Kuala Lumpur, then Bali. Now they have fulfilled their promise.


OMG, Meelis knows everything. :worship:
But poor Taipei, nobody thinks WTA125 as WTA events.... :sad:


These were called WTA challengers,
until couple of weeks ago some marketing guy decided that WTA 125 sounds better.

:facepalm:

Wert.
Oct 27th, 2012, 02:40 PM
Whole thing is just fail. Wanted to make tournament which is stronger than 100k but in the end we get tournament which looks like a random Asian 50k somewhere in China or Japan. Field would be much stronger if they gave it to some European city and then it would be really interesting and refreshing.

goOudinUSA
Oct 27th, 2012, 02:47 PM
Whole thing is just fail. Wanted to make tournament which is stronger than 100k but in the end we get tournament which looks like a random Asian 50k somewhere in China or Japan. Field would be much stronger if they gave it to some European city and then it would be really interesting and refreshing.


Agreed! They should do a Challenger system like ATP. They need to expand and have challengers on a weekly basis. If they do this, maybe WTA 125's won't be a disaster!

coolfish1103
Oct 27th, 2012, 04:23 PM
Moderators decided that right now these belong to the Challenger forum, which can be split into WTA and ITF, if WTA starts to take this serious and launches a full year circuit.

I think they will fail anyways.

The extra 25k for upgrading = not worth it base on

1. Not enough extra points awarded for going into later rounds
2. Almost non-existent marketing from WTA
3. Same fields due to poor schedules on the Tour
4. 2 Top 50 WCs wtf? Even #11 can enter ITF tournaments freely.

Then WTA wouldn't be able to sell these as "WTA tournaments".

WTA has promised for years to give Taipei a WTA tournament. First it was supposed to replace Kuala Lumpur, then Bali. Now they have fulfilled their promise.

Taipei basically got a shaft because even Shenzhen got a better (albeit extra) spot than them.

These were called WTA challengers, until couple of weeks ago some marketing guy decided that WTA 125 sounds better.

WTA 125s sounds horrible. Challengers was okay.

qwertytx
Oct 27th, 2012, 09:21 PM
So do these tournaments count at a WTA tour win? Do the W-L count towards WTA W-L or ITF W-L? Or something else?

Wert.
Oct 27th, 2012, 09:29 PM
So do these tournaments count at a WTA tour win? Do the W-L count towards WTA W-L or ITF W-L? Or something else?



Winner's name won't be among names of those who won an WTA regular event this year.

Viennalover
Oct 27th, 2012, 10:43 PM
Do the W-L count towards WTA W-L or ITF W-L?
Or something else?

Interesting point...:oh:

zolochina
Oct 28th, 2012, 02:02 AM
where is duan yingying

Meelis
Oct 28th, 2012, 05:40 AM
Doubles Main Draw

(1)Hao-Ching Chan/Mladenovic (TPE/FRA) v Doi/Zhang (JPN/HKG)
Kumkhum/Wongteanchai (THA/THA) v (wc)Lee/Yang (TPE/TPE)
(4)Glushko/Zheng (ISR/CHN) v Kania/Kawa (POL/POL)
Kao/Hua-Chen Lee (TPE/TPE) v (wc)Chen/Nara (TPE/JPN)

Hsieh/Lertcheewakarn (TPE/THA) v (wc)Ching-Wen Hsu/Ya-Hsuan Lee (TPE/TPE)
(wc)Juan/Yang (TPE/CHN) v (3)Chin-Wei Chan/Date-Krumm (TPE/JPN)
Garcia/Khromacheva (FRA/RUS) v Wen-Hsin Hsu/Zhou (TPE/CHN)
Adamczak/Bengson (AUS/AUS) v (2)Chang/Govortsova (TPE/BLR)

Valanga
Oct 28th, 2012, 05:55 AM
Thank you Meelis for doing something about it. You are my favourite mod :)

Jorn
Oct 28th, 2012, 06:45 AM
I has tried chekking the website, but when does Alex Stevenson play Q-R2?


Is Lee the first Q-R2 winner today?

Meelis
Oct 28th, 2012, 06:46 AM
I has tried chekking the website, but when does Alex Stevenson play Q-R2?


Is Lee the first Q-R2 winner today?

Will start soon now that Lee won and yes.

ozfan44
Oct 28th, 2012, 07:50 AM
GL Monique and Mon/Steph :cool:

flareon
Oct 28th, 2012, 08:02 AM
Lexy won 6-2 6-2 :D

améliemomo
Oct 28th, 2012, 08:55 AM
Allez Kristina and Caroline:)

MarkNL
Oct 28th, 2012, 09:16 AM
Zarina's draw :facepalm:

Meelis
Oct 28th, 2012, 09:17 AM
Qualifying Round

(1)Ling Zhang (HKG) d. (7)Zi Yang (CHN) 62 60
(5/wc)Hua-Chen Lee (TPE) d. (2)Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) 46 75 64
(6)Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) d. (wc)Ching-Wen Hsu (TPE) 63 62
(4)Alexandra Stevenson (USA) d. (8/wc)Pei-Chi Lee (TPE) 62 62

mila_mail
Oct 28th, 2012, 09:27 AM
allocation of qualifiers?

AgentProvocateur
Oct 28th, 2012, 09:56 AM
Good luck Krumiko!

Meelis
Oct 28th, 2012, 10:21 AM
First Round

(1/wc)Shuai Peng (CHN) v Zarina Diyas (KAZ)
Yi-Miao Zhou (CHN) v Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA)
(wc)Ya-Hsuan Lee (TPE) v Kurumi Nara (JPN)
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) v (8)Greta Arn (HUN)

(4)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) v Julia Glushko (ISR)
Nudnida Luangnam (THA) v Erika Sema (JPN)
(wc)Ting-Fei Juan (TPE) v (Q)Ling Zhang (HKG)
(Q)Alexandra Stevenson (USA) v (6)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)

(7)Misaki Doi (JPN) v Qiang Wang (CHN)
(Q)Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) v (wc)Hao-Ching Chan (TPE)
(wc)Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) v Paula Kania (POL)
(Q)Hua-Chen Lee (TPE) v (3)Ayumi Morita (JPN)

(5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) v Luksika Kumkhum (THA)
Monique Adamczak (AUS) v Caroline Garcia (FRA)
Irina Khromacheva (RUS) v Alexa Glatch (USA)
Saisai Zheng (CHN) v (2)Olga Govortsova (BLR)

TeamUla
Oct 28th, 2012, 10:26 AM
Do you have order of play too, Meelis? :)

tenisboss
Oct 28th, 2012, 10:36 AM
Do you have order of play too, Meelis? :)

Centre Court - 11:00am

1. (wc)Ya-Hsuan Lee (TPE) v Kurumi Nara (JPN)
2. (Q)Alexandra Stevenson (USA) v (6)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
3. Kumkhum/Wongteanchai (THA/THA) v (wc)Lee/Yang (TPE/TPE)

Court 1 - 11:00am

1. Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) v (8)Greta Arn (HUN)
2. (wc)Ting-Fei Juan (TPE) v (Q)Ling Zhang (HKG)
3. (4)Glushko/Zheng (ISR/CHN) v Kania/Kawa (POL/POL)

TeamUla
Oct 28th, 2012, 10:37 AM
not too many matches tomorrow :confused:

Kəv.
Oct 28th, 2012, 11:38 AM
Varatchaya ... :o

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Kəv.
Oct 28th, 2012, 11:39 AM
How come Steph isnt playing singles

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Meelis
Oct 28th, 2012, 12:19 PM
Will the WTA 125's only be in Asia? Will they expand to North America, South America, or Europe??

They will expand in the Asia Pacific region. Allaster just announced that they want to have two WTA 125 tournaments in China next year.

coolfish1103
Oct 28th, 2012, 12:52 PM
How is it ruining the WTA? Money talks.

The existence of the 125ks are ruining the WTAs.

They should just leave it to ITFs and deal with the top tier tournaments. However, they are trying to milk cash out of it by operating these tournaments. WTA isn't ATP, it won't be the same.

Territory
Oct 28th, 2012, 01:00 PM
Ugh, can we stop with the Eurocentrism? The tennis world doesn't revolve around Europe. So what if there are Asian events dominated by Asians. No one complains about there being so many events in the USA despite there being only one top 20 player from North America :shrug:

I actually like the idea of developing a new tier of tournaments. The ITF Pro Circuit is stagnant and doesn't (or hardly ever) increase prizemoney. The ATP has done a great job in developing the Challenger circuit into something worth following and taking notice of. I think it'd be great if WTA could do something similar.

flareon
Oct 28th, 2012, 01:33 PM
:o knew lexy would draw KDK.

njnetswill
Oct 28th, 2012, 01:44 PM
Asia has the money to sponsor these higher prize money events, that's always been the clear reason. It's not the WTA's fault that Europe's economic situation is so much poorer right now.

guichard
Oct 28th, 2012, 03:27 PM
Will the WTA 125's only be in Asia? Will they expand to North America, South America, or Europe??
Allaster said last year that they will start with two pilots events in 2012. See how it goes and gradually expands .Right now it is only China--Asia Pacific region. The goal is to have 8-10 by 2014.


Q. The Challenger series that you mentioned before, you talked about two pilot events. How many are you looking at having longer term? And you mentioned China and Asia-Pacific. Does that mean Australia is perhaps one of them?

STACEY ALLASTER: Could be. No decisions on where the Challengers will be. Obviously our good friends at Tennis Australia are working hard on development, so it's always possible.
But we see it as opportunities to take it maybe to markets where we can't take a traditional premier or international event.
How many do we see? I would say I can see eight to ten coming by '14. I think we just need to see how it goes. This is again meant to be complementary, building upon our premier and international-level events.



So one of the new ideas that we have that we will launch in 2012 will be a new level of women's professional tennis, the WTA Challenger series. Prize money at this level of event will be 125,000, and it is meant to be complementary within our sports system. WTA international events are $220,000 in prize money, and the ITF circuit events, the highest level is 100,000.
So this is meant to add opportunities for our athletes who are on the pathway to the international and the premier level of the WTA, at the same time provide opportunities to grow our sport in markets where we can't find a home for them on our premier and our international calendar. 2012 we'll do two. We want to make sure that we do it right, so there will be two pilot events.
They will be in the offseason, and we have not established yet where they will be, but as you can imagine, there is great excitement for this level of product in China and within the Asia-Pacific territory.

Uranus
Oct 28th, 2012, 04:20 PM
China has the money to run tournaments, regardless of how many top players and slam winners they have. If Serbia did not run any tournament when they had Ana and Jelena at the top, it's because they didn't want to pay for it. I'm not the happiest about that either but that's how it goes :shrug:.

goOudinUSA
Oct 28th, 2012, 06:45 PM
No one complains about there being so many events in the USA despite there being only one top 20 player from North America :shrug:


Because North America and Europe have Attendance, Money, and WAY better facilities!:)

catgamer
Oct 28th, 2012, 06:45 PM
Gl Arn

free2all84
Oct 28th, 2012, 06:53 PM
bendigo maybe shouldn't have happened this week to promote full asia-pacific support and maybe some of those names could've added to this draw?
lol idk this seems like a wasted opportunity for a bunch of top 200 players to play instead of the $75k, three $50k's, and the four $25k's at the same time..
of course traveling is expensive too and there are too many "should of, could of, would of"
o well
good luck to tammy, kdk, and doi!
too bad donna vekic or yung-jan chan aren't playing..
i had thought the doubles draw would be more interesting...
no fujiwara, aoyama, zi yan :(

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 28th, 2012, 11:50 PM
GL: Kimiko, Alexa, Ping Pong and Tammy :bounce:

It's too bad Greta and Tammy have to square off in the 1st rd :awww:

mikireturns
Oct 29th, 2012, 12:21 AM
Stevenson against Date-Krumm.

Wow. Could there ever be a more bizarre match-up? Both are "old women" in terms of the way the tour ages players, but their accomplishments are so divergent.

Kimiko was/is such a fave. Along with Mary Joe Fernandez, I always saw KD-K as one of the "best players who never managed to win a Slam."

Kimiko's comeback, at her age, winning actual events, has been a great story.

Stevenson ... Too easy to take potshots at her disastrous presence. Her very strange foray into the East to play 25Ks has been a flop ... She'll be ranked lower than when she started, in the 400s, but she did beat a couple of total chumps to qualify. Good for her.

But Date-Krumm has the kind of game that will frazzle Stevenson's erratic brain.

How weird will it be when a 40-something legend (Date) beats a 30-something head-case (Stevenson)?

If Stevenson manages a win, great for her and all credit ... But how weird is this little match-up?

goOudinUSA
Oct 29th, 2012, 12:40 AM
GL to the winner of Kimiko and Alexandra!

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 03:37 AM
Astounded(pleasantly) their is live feed of a wta challenger! :eek:

TeamUla
Oct 29th, 2012, 03:49 AM
Stream for both courts. Surface is megafast.

Meelis
Oct 29th, 2012, 05:21 AM
Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. (wc)Ya-Hsuan Lee (TPE) 63 63
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) d. (8)Greta Arn (HUN) 61 46 75

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 05:28 AM
Hawkeye? Seriously? :lol:

TeamUla
Oct 29th, 2012, 05:40 AM
^^
and on both courts I guess :lol:

Kimiko takes first set 6:4

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 05:43 AM
^^
and on both courts I guess :lol:

Kimiko takes first set 6:4

Just dumbfounding to see a challenger putting most tour level events to utter shame! :lol:

TeamUla
Oct 29th, 2012, 06:13 AM
11 aces by Lexy!
Takes the 2nd - 6:3.

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 06:16 AM
I know Stevenson is considered a joke on TF, but she has game! Her serve is super! Her ground strokes are great! Her movement or lack thereof is what looks to be holding her back. Get her moving and more often than not you get her to slicing at best. At net.... :help:

njnetswill
Oct 29th, 2012, 06:21 AM
Stream for both courts. Surface is megafast.

Hawkeye? Seriously? :lol:

To all the WTA in Asia haters: Those brokeass European cities could never. :nerner: :lol:

TS
Oct 29th, 2012, 06:36 AM
Alex's one handed backhand still a great shot.

She's playing well. This surface suits her game perfectly.

Valanga
Oct 29th, 2012, 06:46 AM
Hawkeye and stream? A legit WTA tournament.

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 06:53 AM
Alexandra has really impressed me!

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:01 AM
Alexandra taking a medical timeout before trying to serve to stay in the match? Nothing appeared to be wrong.

bemo12
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:02 AM
This court really helps Stevenson's game, but 5-4* final set and taking a medical time out. :rolleyes:

kyk710
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:05 AM
Because North America and Europe have Attendance, Money, and WAY better facilities!:)

You're speaking straight out of your anal sphincter. North American money and attendance don't need to be capitalized, you clown. Graduate high school, then come back here. Europe and North America have money... Seriously have you turned on the news in the last five years? The global economy is shifting, WTA is smart to shift right along with it. You clearly didn't see any of the coverage in Istanbul (maybe because Oudin and Keys didn't qualify) but it was quite well facilitated and attended. Sure it is right between Europe and Asia, so might not qualify as as an Asian tournament to you, but I'm sure even so it is far too "Eastern" for your liking.

The existence of the 125ks are ruining the WTAs.

They should just leave it to ITFs and deal with the top tier tournaments. However, they are trying to milk cash out of it by operating these tournaments. WTA isn't ATP, it won't be the same.

125ks are ruining the WTAs? Shouldn't we wait until they have actually played a couple of the tournaments to make such a severe general statement?

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:06 AM
Alexandra saves 3MP's 5all

Valanga
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:08 AM
Chokemiko...

Valanga
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:09 AM
Because North America and Europe have Attendance, Money, and WAY better facilities!:)

Wrong.

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:09 AM
Chokemiko...

No, Alexandra actually hit winners.

kyk710
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:11 AM
I know Stevenson is considered a joke on TF, but she has game! Her serve is super! Her ground strokes are great! Her movement or lack thereof is what looks to be holding her back. Get her moving and more often than not you get her to slicing at best. At net.... :help:

That has been the story with Alex since the 90s. That backhand has always been sweet, and the other strokes aren't bad either. She just hasn't been very fit for years, arguably she hasn't been fit between the ears for longer.

That being said I always kind of liked her. Headcase for sure, and her mom was terrifying in her heyday, but I hoped for a while that Alex could at least regain top 100/150 form. Those hopes are gone but it is nice to see her in a WTA event (sort of) again.

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:13 AM
3rd set tb!

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:16 AM
AS *1-0 mini-break
AS *2-0 fh winner dtl
AS 2-1* bh netted
AS 2-2* running fh wide
AS *3-2 bh slice dp shot winner

JustPetko
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:17 AM
17 aces by Alex?! She's serving that good? :eek:

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:21 AM
AS *3-3 fh pass winner dtl
KDK *4-3 fh netted
KDK *5-3 bh netted
KDK 6-3* bh winner dtl
KDK 6-4* bh long
KDK *6-5 fh winner dtl
KDK 7-5 fh winner

KDK wins 6-4 3-6 7-6(5)

AgentProvocateur
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:22 AM
17 aces by Alex?! She's serving that good? :eek:

Serve always was her advantage :)

Finally Krumiko won, oh gosh what a fight xd

Valanga
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:23 AM
Thank you Kimiko

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:25 AM
It was a good match. Far better quality than I had anticipated.

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:30 AM
That has been the story with Alex since the 90s. That backhand has always been sweet, and the other strokes aren't bad either. She just hasn't been very fit for years, arguably she hasn't been fit between the ears for longer.

That being said I always kind of liked her. Headcase for sure, and her mom was terrifying in her heyday, but I hoped for a while that Alex could at least regain top 100/150 form. Those hopes are gone but it is nice to see her in a WTA event (sort of) again.

I'm baffled by her lack of fitness. With her talent it seems rather irresponsible (for lack of a better word). Kimiko was able to exploit her movement just enough. Alexandra sliced a lot and was out of position many times. When she got to set up her shots(ie not having to move much) she for the most part was lethal. I feel a proper coach would tell her the truth and force her to commit or quit.

TeamUla
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:31 AM
Kawa is baad... Paula - don't play with her anymore :o

Valanga
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:39 AM
Kimiko vs Ling R2.:oh:

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:42 AM
Has Kimiko been injured? Why has her level fallen so dramatically? I recall her Wimbledon match against Venus last year. That was a fun match to watch.

kyk710
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:44 AM
I'm baffled by her lack of fitness. With her talent it seems rather irresponsible (for lack of a better word). Kimiko was able to exploit her movement just enough. Alexandra sliced a lot and was out of position many times. When she got to set up her shots(ie not having to move much) she for the most part was lethal. I feel a proper coach would tell her the truth and force her to commit or quit.

You're not the first to be baffled. When Alex made her Wimbledon run, it seemed like she at least had a solid top 50/100 career in the makings, but like I said, her fitness (both physical and mental) have only deteriorated since that point, sadly.

DeucesAreWild
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:52 AM
You're not the first to be baffled. When Alex made her Wimbledon run, it seemed like she at least had a solid top 50/100 career in the makings, but like I said, her fitness (both physical and mental) have only deteriorated since that point, sadly.

A lot of squandered potential. Really is sad when you think what could have been for her. Yet, it also maddening that she is allowing her lack of fitness to thwart any potential she has left.

Valanga
Oct 29th, 2012, 07:54 AM
Has Kimiko been injured? Why has her level fallen so dramatically? I recall her Wimbledon match against Venus last year. That was a fun match to watch.

Maybe her age finally caught up with her?

mikireturns
Oct 29th, 2012, 08:04 AM
Urgh. I am one of CRAY CRAY Stevenson's toughest critics, but even I feel bad for the woman after a loss like that.

You fire 16 aces in a match and you can't beat a woman in her 40s?

Everything was there to see : Stevenson is fat and dumpy. For all of the years and YEARS of her and that mother milking the publicity of her one Wimby run almost 14 years ago ... She has been a lazy-ass. All talk ... No action.

One can only blame the mother for so long. Good grief -- Alexandra will be 32 in just over a month, she's played 22 events this year and is right around #450 in rankings (with 22 events!) and went down to a grammaw, basically.

This event is basically a 25K-50K field.

Alexandra ought to have "shit or gotten off the pot" over a decade ago, but I do feel bad that she lost this very weird, very bizarre match-up.

What happens to a person like that? It's a walking disaster.

I did hope she could have pulled out this meeting.

Her fitness is such a joke. I could see her plodding on for years of total failure if she was super-fit and waiting for that "moment." Desperate, but fitness would have given her some little shred of justification.

Tennis-wise, Date-Krumm is practically in a coffin. I watched this travesty and wonder ... When will we see this woman @ Outback Steakhouse, waiting tables?

She could have had a lot more money doing THAT the past 8 years.

Feel bad for her, though she doesn't deserve pity.

Knew this would be a weird match.

AUSBOY
Oct 29th, 2012, 08:43 AM
Stevenson was out due to a shoulder reconstruction, and never recovered or lost the weight she gained in that time. Seles had the same problem remember then later admitted she was a compulsive binge eater, I wonder if Alex is too!

AgentProvocateur
Oct 29th, 2012, 09:17 AM
Urgh. I am one of CRAY CRAY Stevenson's toughest critics, but even I feel bad for the woman after a loss like that.

You fire 16 aces in a match and you can't beat a woman in her 40s?

Everything was there to see : Stevenson is fat and dumpy. For all of the years and YEARS of her and that mother milking the publicity of her one Wimby run almost 14 years ago ... She has been a lazy-ass. All talk ... No action.

One can only blame the mother for so long. Good grief -- Alexandra will be 32 in just over a month, she's played 22 events this year and is right around #450 in rankings (with 22 events!) and went down to a grammaw, basically.

This event is basically a 25K-50K field.

Alexandra ought to have "shit or gotten off the pot" over a decade ago, but I do feel bad that she lost this very weird, very bizarre match-up.

What happens to a person like that? It's a walking disaster.

I did hope she could have pulled out this meeting.

Her fitness is such a joke. I could see her plodding on for years of total failure if she was super-fit and waiting for that "moment." Desperate, but fitness would have given her some little shred of justification.

Tennis-wise, Date-Krumm is practically in a coffin. I watched this travesty and wonder ... When will we see this woman @ Outback Steakhouse, waiting tables?

She could have had a lot more money doing THAT the past 8 years.

Feel bad for her, though she doesn't deserve pity.

Knew this would be a weird match.

Don't be so offensive for Kimiko ;)

Maybe fat-ass Alexandra has to run a marathon (like Kimiko did it in the past) to drop few pounds xd

flareon
Oct 29th, 2012, 09:21 AM
Tammy :D :sad: for Greta...

Viennalover
Oct 29th, 2012, 09:29 AM
Has Kimiko been injured? Why has her level fallen so dramatically?
I recall her Wimbledon match against Venus last year. That was a fun match to watch.

She's dead tired flying from France.
due to the strike, she couldn't use train and took Taxi from Poitiers to Paris.
Taxi Driver wasn't familiar to Paris road and took more than 5hours....:facepalm:

Kimiko really needs to fit for best performance
and tight schedule like this always ends up early round bye-by. :wavey:

AgentProvocateur
Oct 29th, 2012, 09:52 AM
Lol what a story.

I hope Kimiko will recover fast and will be ready for way shorter match against Ling.

chingching
Oct 29th, 2012, 10:02 AM
Very enjoyable match :) Both girls played well :) I like that good quality tennis can be shown when lower ranked players play. Anyway, impressed by Alex :eek: Seems like an older Maddie Keys :D

martin white
Oct 29th, 2012, 10:55 AM
Kimiko what a fighter!:):kiss:,im so glad She was able to sneak the win in.Kimiko was injured atthe FO,She had a couple of months off after Wimby to rest the calf i think it was,She had her calf heavily strapped at the us open also.Kimiko is 41 years old so,i guess some injuries will hang around ,and take the body a little longer to heal.Still a great effort from France back to Asia,Kimiko please go deep here,you need these points badly!:)

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 29th, 2012, 11:49 AM
Well fought Kimiko :yeah:

Dexter
Oct 30th, 2012, 06:29 AM
So far today:

Kania def. Chan 64 63
Luangnam def. Sema 64 76(8)
Doi def. Wang 64 75

Valanga
Oct 30th, 2012, 06:34 AM
Doi :)

simonsaystennis
Oct 30th, 2012, 07:05 AM
Is R1 not being completed today? I don't see Glatch/Khromacheva on the schedule..?

Valanga
Oct 30th, 2012, 07:19 AM
Is R1 not being completed today? I don't see Glatch/Khromacheva on the schedule..?

3 R1 matches tomorrow

Kəv.
Oct 30th, 2012, 07:49 AM
Varatchaya :inlove:
Nok :hug:

AgentProvocateur
Oct 30th, 2012, 08:41 AM
Hao-Ching :(
Looks like a 3rd set will be necessary :(

Hayato
Oct 30th, 2012, 08:46 AM
Morita's score, anyone? Or is she playing tomorrow?

Should be a very easy road for her to the Semifinals, hope she can defend her title. :)

Valanga
Oct 30th, 2012, 08:50 AM
Morita's score, anyone? Or is she playing tomorrow?

Should be a very easy road for her to the Semifinals, hope she can defend her title. :)

Not yet played

James
Oct 30th, 2012, 08:50 AM
Morita's score, anyone? Or is she playing tomorrow?

Should be a very easy road for her to the Semifinals, hope she can defend her title. :)

She plays after the Chan - Hsu match currently playing. Link to the scoreboard is in the first post of this thread.

Viennalover
Oct 30th, 2012, 09:20 AM
everyone can watch stream smoothly?
Is it only me that's so heavy on court1?? :sad:
(Center courts are OK level...)

Meelis
Oct 30th, 2012, 09:30 AM
(Q)Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) d. (wc)Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) 57 76(2) 64
(4)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Julia Glushko (ISR) 62 46 63

Kəv.
Oct 30th, 2012, 09:54 AM
Hao-Ching :sobbing: I think she had a big lead in second..

M.P
Oct 30th, 2012, 10:04 AM
:lol: @ Chan Jung Jan keeps talking how talented haoching is...al she has is the back-hand

Lee Hua Chen is way better

M.P
Oct 30th, 2012, 10:06 AM
Hao-Ching :sobbing: I think she had a big lead in second..

yes *4-1
then broken
at 4-2*
had a huge BP with BH DTL OUT with a fail challenge
then broken down afterword :p

flareon
Oct 30th, 2012, 11:13 AM
Julia :sad:
Morita won easily...

Drake1980
Oct 30th, 2012, 11:38 AM
Morita! :bounce:

GoLdEnSeToV
Oct 30th, 2012, 11:45 AM
Well done Paula! Good luck girl! :D

flareon
Oct 30th, 2012, 12:52 PM
Urgh I did not like Saisai Zheng, such a gamesmanship player took so long between points on olgas serve when she was game point down, she called the trainer as well, she actually has a nice game thought...

Pasta-Na
Oct 30th, 2012, 01:13 PM
Urgh I did not like Saisai Zheng, such a gamesmanship player took so long between points on olgas serve when she was game point down, she called the trainer as well, she actually has a nice game thought...

evil golden flower. :secret:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 30th, 2012, 01:17 PM
Olga won 7-6 6-1 vs Saisai :cheer:

Jorn
Oct 30th, 2012, 01:51 PM
Nok :o :sad:

Meelis
Oct 30th, 2012, 03:27 PM
First Round

(1/wc)Shuai Peng (CHN) v Zarina Diyas (KAZ)
(LL)Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) d. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA) 76(3) 62
Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. (wc)Ya-Hsuan Lee (TPE) 63 63
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) d. (8)Greta Arn (HUN) 61 46 75

(4)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Julia Glushko (ISR) 62 46 63
Nudnida Luangnam (THA) d. Erika Sema (JPN) 64 76(8)
(Q)Ling Zhang (HKG) d. (wc)Ting-Fei Juan (TPE) 61 63
(6)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. (Q)Alexandra Stevenson (USA) 64 36 76(5)

(7)Misaki Doi (JPN) d. Qiang Wang (CHN) 64 75
(Q)Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) d. (wc)Hao-Ching Chan (TPE) 57 76(2) 64
Paula Kania (POL) d. (wc)Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) 64 63
(3)Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. (Q)Hua-Chen Lee (TPE) 62 61

(5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) d. Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 76(5) 57 62
Monique Adamczak (AUS) v Caroline Garcia (FRA)
Irina Khromacheva (RUS) v Alexa Glatch (USA)
(2)Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. Saisai Zheng (CHN) 76(3) 61

Juju Nostalgique
Oct 30th, 2012, 05:04 PM
Venus Zhang :hearts:

Kimiko :inlove:

Qristina :sobbing:

SamSam :bigcry:

Dorien.
Oct 30th, 2012, 06:44 PM
Kiki :)

Jose.
Oct 30th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Kiki :D But Julia :hug:

Ayu :D Impressed with Kania :yeah:

qwertytx
Oct 31st, 2012, 01:08 AM
Go Kimiko! I want you to be the oldest winner of a sort-of-not-really WTA event!

ozfan44
Oct 31st, 2012, 04:06 AM
Good Luck today Mon :bounce:

Territory
Oct 31st, 2012, 05:19 AM
I never realised Mon has a one-handed backhand :silly:

Territory
Oct 31st, 2012, 05:37 AM
Mon down 2-4. She's not doing too bad but is having real trouble returning Garcia's serve.

Drake1980
Oct 31st, 2012, 05:56 AM
Is there a stream or are you there

Jorn
Oct 31st, 2012, 06:14 AM
There are Streaming from all matches on bet365...


Garcia serving for match...

Jorn
Oct 31st, 2012, 06:16 AM
Garcia won 63, 62.

Kəv.
Oct 31st, 2012, 06:20 AM
Mon.... :help:

She can only play on fake grass.

Jorn
Oct 31st, 2012, 06:40 AM
Irina Khromacheva (RUS) d. Alexa Glatch (USA) 7-6, 6-3.

Izar
Oct 31st, 2012, 07:29 AM
[6] Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. L. Zhang (HKG) 6-1, 6-2.

In less than one hour... Well done Kimiko ! :)

Meelis
Oct 31st, 2012, 07:34 AM
Is there a stream or are you there

http://e-tennis.tv/

AgentProvocateur
Oct 31st, 2012, 07:38 AM
[6] Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. L. Zhang (HKG) 6-1, 6-2.

In less than one hour... Well done Kimiko ! :)

It was quite good match for Kimiko. She showed few good rallies and serve & volley challenges :drool:

Drake1980
Oct 31st, 2012, 07:41 AM
Date! :bounce:

Valanga
Oct 31st, 2012, 07:47 AM
NID. Zhang is useless

Kəv.
Oct 31st, 2012, 07:48 AM
Kimiko :drool:

AgentProvocateur
Oct 31st, 2012, 08:01 AM
c' Mon Zarina!!!

Jorn
Oct 31st, 2012, 08:35 AM
Peng :help:

Jorn
Oct 31st, 2012, 08:36 AM
Zarina 1 game away... :)


Tammy bagels Nara, but now lossing.....

Pasta-Na
Oct 31st, 2012, 08:37 AM
Shu shouldn't have played here. She did it for her Taiwanese coach. :o

Meelis
Oct 31st, 2012, 08:40 AM
Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. (1/wc)Shuai Peng (CHN) 62 62

Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 63 06 64

Hayato
Oct 31st, 2012, 08:45 AM
Kurumi played great! :hearts: Shame Tammy had to lose. :sad: Too many errors in the final set.

jisung
Oct 31st, 2012, 08:47 AM
Peng went to Taiwan only for dating? :help:

Jorn
Oct 31st, 2012, 08:56 AM
Why get a wildcard when it seems she "tanks" her match...

Meelis
Oct 31st, 2012, 08:59 AM
Why get a wildcard when it seems she "tanks" her match...

Top 50 players are not allowed to enter WTA 125 tournaments. But 2 out of 6 wild-cards are reserved for the players ranked 11-50 and can´t be given to others.

coolfish1103
Oct 31st, 2012, 09:02 AM
Top 50 players are not allowed to enter WTA 125 tournaments. But 2 out of 6 wild-cards are reserved for the players ranked 11-50 and can´t be given to others.

Which is a junkie rule.

Meelis
Oct 31st, 2012, 09:17 AM
Which is a junkie rule.

You know how WTA is. They must be afraid that too many top 50 players might enter, making this like an international tournament, but much cheaper to be held.

Kəv.
Oct 31st, 2012, 09:20 AM
Tammy :sobbing:

flareon
Oct 31st, 2012, 09:24 AM
Tammy :sad:

flareon
Oct 31st, 2012, 09:27 AM
Kimiko :cheer: so much better
Monique :o
Alexa :o :o

coolfish1103
Oct 31st, 2012, 09:34 AM
You know how WTA is. They must be afraid that too many top 50 players might enter, making this like an international tournament, but much cheaper to be held.

:shrug: Still 2 Top 11-50 is just NID when they can enter 100k's freely. Seriously they should just kill this event or drastically split them into series like how ATP works.

Grand Slams: 2,000 points
- 2 weeks + 1 week Q

Premiers
- YEC w/9 days: 1,500 points
- Mandatory w/2 weeks including Q: 1,000 points
- Regular Premier w/1 week + Q on weekends: 800 points

International Worldwide
- TOC w/9 days: 600 points
- International w/1 week + Q on weekends: 400 points (Not allowed for Top 25)
- Worldwide w/1 week + Q on weekends: 200 points (Not allowed for Top 50)

Rafka2
Oct 31st, 2012, 09:40 AM
C.Garcia bt. Adamczak 63 62, wonderful tennis by Caroline, she was very solid and powerful... impressive..

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 31st, 2012, 09:45 AM
Kimiko :yeah:

Tammy :hug:

Jerem
Oct 31st, 2012, 10:27 AM
(3)Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. Paula Kania (POL) 62 62

Jorn
Oct 31st, 2012, 10:33 AM
Kiki M. wasted a 6-4 lead in 2nd set tb and lost the tb. 6-8. :o

Viennalover
Oct 31st, 2012, 11:17 AM
Go Kimiko! I want you to be the oldest winner of a sort-of-not-really WTA event!

Not only the oldest but youngest too.
(Cause she's the first champion if she wins this)

youngest record will be broke next week
but I'm sure the oldest won't broken by anyone forever..
Cause it's gone in 5years... Oldest champion for WTA challenger or WTA125? whatever :tape:

Meelis
Oct 31st, 2012, 11:18 AM
Second Round

Zarina Diyas (KAZ) v (LL)Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA)
Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 63 06 64

(4)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Nudnida Luangnam (THA) 61 67(6) 62
(6)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. (Q)Ling Zhang (HKG) 61 62

(7)Misaki Doi (JPN) v (Q)Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE)
(3)Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. Paula Kania (POL) 62 62

(5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) v Caroline Garcia (FRA)
(2)Olga Govortsova (BLR) v Irina Khromacheva (RUS)

Drimal
Oct 31st, 2012, 02:15 PM
Kimiko :yeah:

Jose.
Oct 31st, 2012, 02:21 PM
Kiki :D You have a great shot for a final, but I doubt you will take it :p

Ayumi, Caro, Irina :D Peng :o Ling :hug:

MarryKC
Oct 31st, 2012, 03:24 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/229893_584329858251126_1696620173_n.jpg

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 31st, 2012, 03:52 PM
Irina :hatoff: :woohoo: :)

Juju Nostalgique
Oct 31st, 2012, 04:27 PM
Kimiko :hearts: :woohoo:

Venus :hug:

Zarina :bolt:

Kiki :inlove:

AgentProvocateur
Oct 31st, 2012, 04:42 PM
Mladenovic has still a lot of work to do.
In tb against Luangnam she wasted easy fh at mp. She still makes stupid errors in relatively easy situations.


C' MON KRUMIKO & CHIN-WEI!!!
GO ZARINA!

Dorien.
Oct 31st, 2012, 07:37 PM
Caro and Irina :)

juki
Nov 1st, 2012, 09:00 AM
Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. (LL)Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) 61 60
(7)Misaki Doi (JPN) d. (Q)Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) 62 63

flareon
Nov 1st, 2012, 09:43 AM
Zarina :D

Kəv.
Nov 1st, 2012, 09:56 AM
Varatchaya :sobbing:

Jorn
Nov 1st, 2012, 10:48 AM
(5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) d. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 7-6(5), 6-3.

flareon
Nov 1st, 2012, 10:55 AM
KFC :cheer:

JamieMU30
Nov 1st, 2012, 11:16 AM
Great job, Kelly:wavey: What happened to the Doi-Morita QF tomorrow? It is not on the schedule...Did one of them withdraw? Did Doi finally break the Top 100 with her win today? :)

juki
Nov 1st, 2012, 11:26 AM
Ayumi withdrew because of a knee injury, pulled out of Pune also...she's done for 2012.

Kəv.
Nov 1st, 2012, 11:31 AM
Ayumi :sad:

Sent from my GT-I9070 using VerticalSports.Com App

Meelis
Nov 1st, 2012, 12:02 PM
Second Round

Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. (LL)Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) 61 60
Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 63 06 64

(4)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Nudnida Luangnam (THA) 61 67(6) 62
(6)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) d. (Q)Ling Zhang (HKG) 61 62

(7)Misaki Doi (JPN) d. (Q)Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) 62 63
(3)Ayumi Morita (JPN) d. Paula Kania (POL) 62 62

(5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) d. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 76(5) 63
(2)Olga Govortsova (BLR) d. Irina Khromacheva (RUS) 64 62

Jose.
Nov 1st, 2012, 12:07 PM
Caro :hug: Irina :sad:

Ayumi :hug: Hope for a better 2013, certainly it will top 2012 :yeah:

flareon
Nov 1st, 2012, 12:16 PM
Olga :D

M.P
Nov 1st, 2012, 12:24 PM
so doi finally top100 :spit: with Ayumi withdrew :spit:

Hayato
Nov 1st, 2012, 02:30 PM
Hope for an injury-free year for Ayumi next year, that's all. She had to retire a lot this year and concede a few walkovers. This title was probably hers again too. Rest up well! :hug:

deliverance.
Nov 1st, 2012, 05:21 PM
Zarina :eek: :eek:

iPatty
Nov 1st, 2012, 07:38 PM
Zarina :eek: Better than ever maybe?

tenisboss
Nov 1st, 2012, 07:47 PM
Ayumi, why didn't you withdrew against Paula!!! :sad: These points may be necessary in the struggle for AO Qualies

Juju Nostalgique
Nov 1st, 2012, 09:36 PM
Kelly :hearts:

Zarina :hearts:

Valanga
Nov 2nd, 2012, 04:43 AM
Morita lol

martin white
Nov 2nd, 2012, 05:58 AM
not the way you want to crack the top 1oo,but finally Misaki!:bounce::)great job...
Ayumi, get well for 2013:)

Meelis
Nov 2nd, 2012, 09:23 AM
(5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) d. (2)Olga Govortsova (BLR) 60 62

flareon
Nov 2nd, 2012, 09:27 AM
KFC :eek:

AgentProvocateur
Nov 2nd, 2012, 09:29 AM
C' MON KRUMIKO!!! :cheer:

nevetssllim
Nov 2nd, 2012, 09:32 AM
Olga! :o Two games?

AgentProvocateur
Nov 2nd, 2012, 09:42 AM
I'm very impressed. Kimiko's fh works today very effectively - finally :)
Kimiko creates great angles today with fh.
Looks good at the moment.
Keep going Krumiko!


Well... Kimiko's good tennis ends at 3-4 :(

Meelis
Nov 2nd, 2012, 10:25 AM
Quarterfinal

Kurumi Nara (JPN) d. Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 63 64
(4)Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. (6)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 63 60

(7)Misaki Doi (JPN) d. (3)Ayumi Morita (JPN) w.o.
(5)Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) d. (2)Olga Govortsova (BLR) 60 62

améliemomo
Nov 2nd, 2012, 11:16 AM
yeah Kristina, top class win:D

flareon
Nov 2nd, 2012, 11:55 AM
Date :o :o :o

Valanga
Nov 2nd, 2012, 12:21 PM
I reckon Kimiko couldn't handle Mladenovic's big serve indoors.

MarkNL
Nov 2nd, 2012, 01:47 PM
Wow, hadn't expected Nara to beat Diyas after she thumped her opponents in the early rounds.

Jose.
Nov 2nd, 2012, 01:54 PM
Kiki :hearts: Great win, wasn't expecting that :eek:

So much for Diyas being favourite against Nara :smash: