View Full Version : VWTT Australian Open, 2002: Draw and Results.

Jan 15th, 2002, 11:56 AM
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<BR><font color=orange>Australian Open, 2002</font></H1><font color=d9d919>

<P>G'Day Mates! Welcome to Melbourne Park, host of the first Grand Slam on the VWTT Tour, The Australian Open. All players on tour have travelled here in hopes of being the first ever to carry a Grand Slam Trophy. The fact that VWTT has only been running for a couple of weeks, there isn't anyone who can be declared the clearout favorite. Some players expected to do well here, are #3 seed, Jelena Dokic, who surprised the world a couple of weeks ago, crushing everyone in her path on the way to winning the first tournament of the year, The Tier III Thalgo Australian Women's Hardcourt. #1 seed, Jana Novotna, who won the Tier II Adidas International last week, is also someone to watch.
<P>With all players pretty much on level ground to this point, this tournament is surely going to be interesting to watch. This is the first tournament in which all players are entered. Whoever wins this will obtain position as the #1 player in the world. Currently Jana Novotna stands atop all rankings: Singles and doubles. Will she be able to protect it or will one of the other 25 hopefuls reign supreme? And Jelena Dokic, will she beable to prove herself once again, after being upset in the first round of the Adidas International last week? Only the next two weeks will answer all. Let the matches begin! It's Aussie Time!</P>

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Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria in Australia. It is the second largest city in Australia. It was voted the worlds' most livable city in 1994 and the least polluted for a city of its size. Melbourne is renowned for its parks, fickle weather, clanging trams, upside-down river, football and its cosmopolitan outlook. It is also the financial capital of Australia.
<P>The city centre consists of a 7 sq km rectangular grid of streets bordered by the Yarra to the south, the Spencer St railway station to the west and the Fitzroy Garden to the east. Two of Melbourne's most obvious central landmarks are the recently renovated Flinders St Station and the neo-Gothic St Paul's Cathedral. North of these buildings lies the continuing saga that is the badly planned city square (construction of a hotel/apartment/shopping complex has commenced), the boom-years' Town Hall, the domed and pillared building containing the State Library and the flamboyant City Baths.</P>
<P>The key to an important facet of Melbourne's character can be found on the sportsgrounds scattered on the parkland to the south-east of the city centre, including Flinders, Olympic and Yarra parks. The superb Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and the National Tennis Centre reflect Melburnians' renowned passion for sport.</P><BR><BR>
<H4><font color=orange>Accomodations</H4>
<P><IMG SRC="http://www.sheraton-towers.com.au/yarrabri1.jpg" width=234 height=153 align=left>All Players will be staying at the luxurious Sheraton Towers Southgate, located in downtown Melbourne. From its superb river front location, Sheraton Towers Southgate provides views of Melbourne's skyline and the Yarra River. The hotel is surrounded by a fascinating blend of culture, business, shopping, restaurants, bars, and a cosmopolitan parade of life.
On-site facilities include: Health club, heated lap pool, spa, sauna, steam room, and a fully equipped business center with global communication facilities. Personal computers are also available.
All 386 spacious, luxurious rooms include: air conditioning, television with in-house movie channels, self-service minibars, coffee and tea making facilities, and many other features.

<font size=5><U><font color=orange>Seeded Players</font></font></U><BR>
<font color=yellow>1. Jana Novotna<BR>2. Martina Hingis<BR>3. Jelena Dokic<BR>4. Iva Majoli<BR>5. Julia Jans<BR>6. Serena Williams</font><BR><BR>
<font size=5><U><font color=orange>Schedule for Results</font></font></U><BR><font color=yellow>1st Rnd: After 1st Round Results at the Australian Open<BR>
Rnd of 16: After Third Round Results at the Australian Open<BR>
Quarterfinal Results: After Quarterfinal Results at the Australian Open<BR>
Semifinal Results: After Semifinal Results at the Australian Open
Final Results: After Final Results at the Australian Open, however results will include how well your team throughout the entire tournament.

Jan 15th, 2002, 12:19 PM
<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Singles Draw</P></Center></font></font>

(1)Jana Novotna vs. Bye
Maggie Maleeva vs. Venus Williams
Arantxa Sanchez vs. Amanda Coetzer
Alexandra Stevenson vs. Mary Pierce

(4)Iva Majoli vs. Bye
Rachel McQuillan vs. Lindsay Davenport
Anna Kournikova vs. Gabriela Sabatini
(6)Serena Williams vs. Bye

(5)Julia Jans vs. Bye
Martina Navratilova vs. Manuela Maleeva
(3)Jelena Dokic vs. Bye
Monica Seles vs. Justine Henin

Silvia Farina-Elia vs. Daja Bedanova
Chanda Rubin vs. Amelie Mauresmo
Kim Clijsters vs. Meghann Shaughnessy
(2)Martina Hingis vs. Bye

Jan 15th, 2002, 01:04 PM
Hey everyone, sorry for taking so long to post this thread :o School has started back up, so my free time is shrinking by the day. I will try and have the doubles draw posted by tomorrow.

Jan 15th, 2002, 01:59 PM
Thank you, Jeff! :wavey:

Jan 17th, 2002, 03:32 AM
Thanks for posting the draw Jeff....hope school stuff doesn't keep you too detained!!!


Jan 17th, 2002, 12:19 PM
<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Doubles Draw</P></Center></font></font>

(1) Jana Novotna/Justine Henin vs. Bye
Martina Hingis/Maggie Maleeva vs. Iva Majoli/Silvia Farina-Elia
(4)Jelena Dokic/Manuela Maleeva vs. Bye
Monica Seles/Meghann Shaughnessy vs. Mary Pierce/Gabriela Sabatini

(5)Serena Williams/Julia Jans vs. Bye
(3)Lindsay Davenport/Alexandra Stevenson vs. Bye
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario/Amanda Coetzer vs. Amelie Mauresmo/Kim Clijsters
(2)Chand Rubin/Martina Navratilova vs. Bye

<font color=orange><B>Note:</B> First round doubles results will be posted after all 3rd round matches at the Australian Open have been completed.

Jan 17th, 2002, 12:27 PM
<H3>Attention: Change in draw</H3>

Just want to let everyone know that I made a little mistake in the draw :o I awarded Gabriela Sabatini a bye for being the 6th seed, when actually Serena Williams deserved that spot, being ranked 6. Therefore, I have moved Gabriela Sabatini into Serena's position of the draw, and have changed the 6th seed to Serena Williams.

Jan 17th, 2002, 08:13 PM
C'mon Seles...let's chalk up our first doubles win in Melbourne! I know we can do it!


Jan 17th, 2002, 08:14 PM
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario knows shes gonna take this tourament! LOL!

Arantxa also wants to know where the results are...?

Jan 17th, 2002, 09:05 PM
thanks jeff!

go serena!

Jan 18th, 2002, 02:26 AM
<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Singles</P></Center></font></font>

<B><U>Singles</U> (First Round)</B>

Maggie Maleeva def. Venus Williams (walk-over):mad:
Amanda Coetzer def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-7(0) 6-3 6-4
Mary Pierce def. Alexandra Stevenson 6-0 6-0
Linday Davenport def. Rachel McQuillan (walk-over) :mad:
Gabriela Sabatini def. Anna Kournikova (walk-over) :mad:
Manuela Maleeva def. Martina Navratilova (walk-over) :mad:
Monica Seles def. Justine Henin (walk-over) :mad:

Silvia Farina-Elia def. Daja Bedanova (walk-over) :mad:
Amelie Mauresmo def. Chanda Rubin (walk-over) :mad:
Meghann Shaughnessy def. Kim Clijsters (walk-over):mad:

*I just want to let everyone know that if you cannot tell, 8/10 matches were won by walk-overs. This is very frustrating. Most people didn't even bother sending in their teams, and some of you did not follow directions in choosing only two top 16 seeds. Some people lose the first round of a tournament and then decide that you don't want to play anymore. I'm debating whether or not to just stop running this game, because I don't have time to run a game that nobody even plays. I try my best to make this a good game, even though I am extremely busy now. Compared to other games, nobody seems interested in this one much, so I don't think it'll affect anyone much. I'll finish this tournament but I think that'll be the end of this game. Sorry to some of you who like it, but with only 16 regular players, it's not fun.

Jan 18th, 2002, 02:45 AM
its ok... keep going more people will sign up

Jan 18th, 2002, 03:09 AM
It's very disappointing indeed. Running a game requires a great effort and it's a real shame to see how many people decided to waste the chance to have fun with it. Personally I like the concept of this game very much and I would like you to go on, but I can understand how disappointed and perplexed you are now. Maybe a sign up thread on the board like the ones for MBTA and WTAT may bring more people to join.

Jan 18th, 2002, 03:20 AM
I think the draw should be adjusted so the few people who DID send in a team should pretty much receive a bye into the second round......

A loss in 3 sets...tear, tear.:rolleyes:

Jan 18th, 2002, 03:21 AM
By the way...thats Arthur Ashe stadium, not Rod Laver which you want...

Jan 18th, 2002, 03:32 AM
Jeff, have a look at "General Messages"

Jan 18th, 2002, 04:49 AM
NO!!!!!!! Jeff, plssss.... dont stop this game.

This is the only game I can trust most for its transparency in the results. Pls continue this!!!!!

Jan 18th, 2002, 08:33 AM
DONT STOP THIS GAME! I really like it. Julia Jans, sent her team in, and I want her to win! You've done a great job,and I'm really happy with this game! :D

Jan 18th, 2002, 09:46 AM
you have done very well in running this game and a lot of people would appreciate it if you would continue running it :)

Jan 18th, 2002, 11:24 AM
I know that Meghann Shaughnessy would be sad if she had to retire early from this game :( :( :(

But, it is your choice and if you choose to end it, then that's okay with me.

Perhaps we could try to get more players and then decide though?


Jan 18th, 2002, 11:49 AM
Dokic returns to Australia, ready for hostile crowd

One year ago, Jelena Dokic entered this event as an Australian, however, in that year alone, things have changed drastically as Dokic readies herself for fan backlash as she comes back as a Yugoslav.

Dokic, the winner of the Thalgo Womens Hardcourt Title believes that the reception she will receive isn't as bad as people make it out to be.

'I played up in the Gold Coast and I mean, it was fine. Pretty good actually so you know, I don't think it will be that bad. I'm ready for anything though and that's the key, being prepared'

Dokic said she relished the opportunity to do well in Melbourne, the 3rd seeded player in the draw.

'Well, I probably didn't play as well as I would have liked in Sydney. Like I said, the key is preparation and I'm ready for this tournament. I've been working really hard on my serving and my volleying and I think I can do well here in Melbourne'

Dokic won't have it all her own way though, having to face Monica Seles in the 1st round.

'Monica is a great player. She looks really fit so I know it's going to be tough, I'll have to play my best'


Jelena Dokic practises in Melbourne.

Sam L
Jan 18th, 2002, 05:31 PM

I really like this game and I really appreciate your efforts. I have a few suggestions regarding people who don't send their teams. I also play other games such as FWTT, ETA etc.. and sometimes I forget to send points or I just don't have time.

So in those games the organiser just uses the old points. I know it's different here. But I'm saying why not just use them (the teams) again?

For example, if someone had Hingis, Venus Williams in their team this week but next week we play in a tournament where neither player is playing... still use them as part of the team. What this means is that the player will be penalised cause their players aren't winning games or sets to begin with. But they may still have someone on their team that's still playing e.g. Stevenson and say she wins a match, so the player will still get some points.

Anyway that is just a suggestion cause genuinely I know that people can forget or simply not have enough time. But mostly these are one-offs.

But of course if they haven't responded for about 3-4 weeks then maybe you should leave them from the game.

I hope you do wait for a few more people to sign up and for there to be more awareness cause this is a unique game and I really like it.


Jan 18th, 2002, 05:58 PM
hi jeff,
don't give up yet! I am sure people appreciate your hard work. I do. It is still early so I am sure more people will join and actually play. Take care!

Jan 19th, 2002, 01:41 AM

You know, that's actually a great idea ;) And, maybe I overreacted a bit, about ending the game. I was just really disappointed when I was doing the results and noticed that so many people hadn't sent in their teams. I know a lot of you like this game because it is based on real results. I just didn't think it would be so difficult to get people to play. But, I will keep it going: give it a chance. So don't be bummed, VWTT will go on :p

Jan 19th, 2002, 03:13 AM
Great Jeff that you changed your mind! :D
Hopefully I won´t have troubles with the cooperation again ;)

GOOO Martina, you must make up ground! :bounce: :bounce:


Jan 20th, 2002, 01:44 PM
<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Singles</P></Center></font></font>

<B><U>Singles</U> (Round of 16)</B>

Maggie Maleeva def. (1) Jana Novotna 6-4 0-6 6-0 :eek:
Amanda Coetzer def. Mary Pierce 6-0 3-6 6-0
(4) Iva Majoli def. Lindsay Davenport 6-2 6-3
Gabriela Sabatini def. (6) Serena Williams 6-3 6-0 :eek:

(5) Julia Jans def. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 6-1 0-6 6-0
(3) Jelena Dokic def. Monica Seles 6-0 5-7 7-6(0)
Silvia Farina-Elia def. Amelie Mauresmo 7-5 6-0
(2) Martina Hingis def. Meghann Shaughnessy 6-2 6-0

Jan 20th, 2002, 01:55 PM
<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Doubles</P></Center></font></font>

<B><U>Doubles</U> (First Round)</B>

Iva Majoli/Silvia Farina-Elia def. Martina Hingis/Maggie Maleeva 6-3 6-0
Monica Seles/Meghann Shaughnessy def. Mary Pierce/Gabriela Sabatini 6-0 6-4
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario/Amanda Coetzer def. Amelie Mauresmo/Kim Clijsters (Walk-Over)

Sam L
Jan 20th, 2002, 04:37 PM
Hey Jeff, Good to hear you'll be continuing with this game! Thanks! :kiss:


Jan 20th, 2002, 05:52 PM
An Italian in the singles quarterfinals against Hingis in this tournament too! :D

Great to hear the game goes on, thank you Jeff! :wavey:

Jan 20th, 2002, 07:54 PM

Magdalena Maleeva moves on into the quarters at the Australian Open with a win against Venus Williams and and win against the top seed Jana Novotna 6/4,0/6,6/0!
"I am so happy with my win today over Jana !She is a great competitor and she sure made me work for that win, but I prevailed!"

Maggie Maleeva will now face the South African Amanda Coetzer in the quarter finals!

Jan 21st, 2002, 03:21 AM
Manuela Maleva-Fragniere doesn't have any luck in singles, heres hoping Manuela and Jelena do well in doubles:D

Jan 22nd, 2002, 01:09 AM
Where are the results?

Jan 23rd, 2002, 02:23 AM
Steven, quarterfinal results will be posted tomorrow (Wednesday)after all quarterfinal matches have completed at the Australian Open.

Jan 23rd, 2002, 06:36 AM

Jan 23rd, 2002, 12:34 PM
<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Singles</P></Center></font></font>

<B><U>Singles</U> (Quarterfinals)</B>

Amanda Coetzer def. Maggie Maleeva 6-3 6-3
(4) Iva Majoli def. Gabriela Sabatini 6-3 7-6(0)

(5) Julia Jans def. (3) Jelena Dokic 6-3 6-3
Siliva Farina-Elia def. (2) Martina Hingis 6-4 7-6(2)

Jan 23rd, 2002, 04:14 PM
Great! :D

Thank you Jeff! :wavey:

Jan 23rd, 2002, 08:21 PM
doubles please :)

Jan 24th, 2002, 02:05 AM
<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Doubles</P></Center></font></font>

<B><U>Doubles</U> (Quarterfinals)</B>

Iva Majoli/Siliva Farina-Elia def. (1) Jana Novotna/Justine Henin (Walk-Over)
(4) Jelena Dokic/Manuela Maleeva def. Monica Seles/Meghann Shaughnessy 6-3 7-6(8-6)

(5) Serena Williams/Julia Jans def (3) Lindsay Davenport/Alexandra Stevenson 7-6(0) 6-7(4) 7-6(0)
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario/Amanda Coetzer def. (2) Chanda Rubin/Martina Navratilova (Walk-Over)

Jan 24th, 2002, 06:54 AM
Semifinals in the doubles too, this is a tournament to remember. :D

Thank you Jeff! :)

Jan 25th, 2002, 02:24 AM
<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Singles</P></Center></font></font>

<B><U>Singles</U> (semifinals)</B>

Amanda Coetzer def. (4) Iva Majoli 7-6(9-7) 7-6(11-9)

(5) Julia Jans def. Silvia Farina-Elia 7-5 6-4

Jan 25th, 2002, 02:26 AM
Doubles results will be posted later on tonight :wavey:

Jan 25th, 2002, 05:06 AM
yes! serena and julia into the last four!

Jan 25th, 2002, 12:31 PM
<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Doubles</P></Center></font></font>

<B><U>Doubles</U> (Semifinals)</B>

(4) Jelena Dokic/Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere def. Iva Majoli/Silvia Farina-Elia 7-6(4) 7-6(1)

Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario/Amanda Coetzer def. (5) Serena Williams/Julia Jans 6-7(7-9) 7-6(8-6) 7-6(9-7)

Jan 26th, 2002, 12:59 AM
what a week for amanda!!!

Jan 26th, 2002, 01:07 AM
Well, two semis is not that bad after all. I upset the #2 seed and then lost in the following match, just like Monica Seles. :D

Thank you Jeff! :)

Jan 26th, 2002, 06:19 PM
oh well ...

Jan 27th, 2002, 06:41 AM
<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Singles</P></Center></font></font>

<B><U>Singles</U> (Final)</B>

(5) Julia Jans def. Amanda Coetzer 6-4 7-6(0)

Jan 27th, 2002, 06:43 AM
<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Doubles</P></Center></font></font>

<B><U>Doubles</U> (Final)</B>

(4) Jelena Dokic/Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere def. Sanchez-Vicario/Amanda Coetzer 6-2 6-0

Jan 27th, 2002, 06:51 AM
<H3 align=center><font color=orange>Congratulations to Australian Open 2002 Singles Champion:</H3><H2 align=center><font color=yellow>Julia Jans</H2>
<center>:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: </Center>

Jan 27th, 2002, 06:48 PM
Congratulations to Julia Jans! :)

Thank you Jeff! :wavey:

Jan 27th, 2002, 07:12 PM

Talented 18 year old Julia Jans captured the 2002 VWTT Australian Open singles title with a 6-4 7-6 win over the talented Amanda Coetzer. Jans also reached the semifinals in doubles with partner Serena Williams. Jans, ranked fifth, is sure to go up in the rankings, as the top 3 ranked players lost early. Here is what she had to say:

"I am so thrilled to have won my first grand slam, in the first grand slam that I played! This is so exciting, and I hope that I can reach no.1 some day! Serena and I did really well in doubles yet again, so I'm very happy with my play. I played very well throughout this tournament, playing consistently and agressively. Amanda gave me a good match, but in the end I managed to prevail. I AM SO HAPPY! :D :D :D"