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Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 2nd, 2003, 02:18 PM
Wismilak International 2003 to be held in Bali just right after US Open will celebrate its 10th anniversary with total prize money of US $ 225,000...A few months ago, the committee announced that the one and only sensation, Anna Kournikova has committed to come...Be my guest, Anna... ;) Henry, wanna come up from down under? :p Another development came up today that my auntie... :lol: Mary Pierce...yes, Mother Mary comes to me...Miss Pierce will come to the island of many gods along with Croat Silvija Talaja...The committee is now working hard to invite those Russian young guns who were stunning this week at Wimby...Please, I wanna see Sveta again, Masha, Vera, Nadia, Lina, Dinara along with Myriam Casanova, Ashley Harkleroad, Sprem, Pennetta...it would be heaven...it is surely not missing an angel...Unless, Angelique Widjaja is opting this tourney...we may sing heaven...must be missing an angel... :angel: Maybe Conchita will come here again...And those Asian tigers like Tammy, Shinobu, Akiko, Saori, Mi-Ra, Cho and I would love to see also Jie Zheng, Sun Tian Tian and the Chinese attackers and please bring Hsieh Su Wei back to Bali!!! :wavey: And the commitee is upgrading the number setas in center court from 2,000 to 2,800...Not bad...That's all the updated news about WISH ME LUCK tourney! Bravo Bali! :)

kfh_9118
Jul 2nd, 2003, 02:46 PM
Very good fields :)

Thanks for the news, Adji :)
Anna :hearts:

Eric_tennis
Jul 2nd, 2003, 03:59 PM
It would be a very interesting tournament! :D

I hope Mi-ra plays there. If Anna, Lina, Mi-ra and Mary are playing there, I would definitely to go there.
Nowadays most people here didn't go abroad for vacation due to SARS,.. hope it's OK in Bali.

Go, girls!
:bounce:

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 3rd, 2003, 04:52 AM
It would be a very interesting tournament! :D

I hope Mi-ra plays there. If Anna, Lina, Mi-ra and Mary are playing there, I would definitely to go there.
Nowadays most people here didn't go abroad for vacation due to SARS,.. hope it's OK in Bali.

Go, girls!
:bounce:

It seems that the haunting of SARS is slowing down...here in Indonesia we never had dead case anyway...Bali is gradually returning to normal and especially now it is school holiday...foreign tourists' arrival has resumed...the airline industry is very competitive here so the airfare is cheaper...Our national carrier, Garuda has resumed some foreign routes after stupid SARS...All back to normal...Jakarta - Singapore 5 times a day, Jakarta - Hong Kong 6 times a week and Denpasar - Seoul is back to 3 times a week now... :wavey: and many more... :)

I plan to go myself but it all depends on my work schedule! Just keep my fingers cross... :confused: Well, Bali is waiting for you all tennis maniacs to enjoy ur siesta as well as to watch beautiful players from the entire planet! :bounce:

Sharapova's_Boy
Jul 3rd, 2003, 05:15 AM
Thanks for the news! :worship:

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 3rd, 2003, 05:23 AM
UR very welcome, mate! I want vegemite... :drool:

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 3rd, 2003, 06:42 AM
More players to confirm their participation are Yoon Jeong Cho and Tina Pisnik... :bounce: Hantuchova was invited but she decllined since she preferred to play in tier II in Shanghai, China which is scheduled after Bali...I bet, she does not want to be on the cat walk together with Anna... :p :rolleyes: That's all folks! :wavey:

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 3rd, 2003, 06:45 AM
Yup, there will be an auction...Mc Enroe's shoes, racquets of Martina Navratilova, Jennifer Capriati and Angie...as well as Monica Seles' outfit! The profit will be proceed to Bali's tennis development! Go, Bali! :cool: :wavey:

Eric_tennis
Jul 3rd, 2003, 10:21 AM
It seems that the haunting of SARS is slowing down...here in Indonesia we never had dead case anyway...Bali is gradually returning to normal and especially now it is school holiday...foreign tourists' arrival has resumed...

Thanks for the details. It's good to know that Bali is returning to normal. :D

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 3rd, 2003, 10:46 AM
Yes, Bali is returning to normal step by step...Bali hosted this year's PATA/Pacific Area Travel Association's conference, an international surfing competition and recently World Peace Music Award...so, please come to Bali...BTW, more confirmation...2 former dubs' partners of Angie - Tathiana "Tax" Garbin and 2002 FO semi finalist, Clarisa Fernandez are coming to this 10th year anniversary of Wismilak International...So, who let the girls out...yay...yay...yay... :kiss: :drool: ;) :wavey:

jirobkk
Jul 3rd, 2003, 11:00 AM
Thanks Adji :worship: for the info.

Pretty sure Tammy will be playing because Bali is in her schedule from the begining. She used to said that Bali is one of beautiful place in the world, having unique culture and of course she is loving Bali's people. She didn't have good result last year as she lost to Rossana in the first round. I hope she will be doing better this year. :worship:

C'mon Tammy. :hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

Vut
Jul 3rd, 2003, 12:05 PM
Many of asian player :):)

Steveg
Jul 3rd, 2003, 12:35 PM
It sounds tempting to come over the week-end for the qualifyings :) .

Curtis F
Jul 3rd, 2003, 01:23 PM
That's great news! :D

Rising Sun
Jul 3rd, 2003, 01:34 PM
I'm sure all the "Asian Tigers" (minus Ai) will go to Bali this year. :)

I'm going to be extremely annoyed if any of the non-gold/silver exempt WCs are awarded to a non-Asian player, unless the organisers establish an exchange program with another tourney.

I heard Napaporn Tongsalee (THA) will get one maindraw WC as a result of an exchange program between Bali and Pattaya. Therefore an Indonesian player will get a WC into the maindraw of Pattaya. This is an excellent program. :D

WTA tourneys in Asia are extremely generous when it comes to handing out maindraw WCs to non-Asian players, especially without expecting anything in return for their own players.

For example:
1999 Toyota Princess Cup (Monique Viele - biggest waste of a WC ever!)
2002 Toyota Princess Cup (Gala Leon Garcia - :eek: )
2002 Wismilak International (Gala Leon Garcia - :eek: )
2002 Wismilak International (Virginie Razzano)
2002 Wismilak International (Maria Kirilenko)
2002 Japan Open (Maria Sharapova)
2002 Volvo Women's Open (Lina Krasnoroutskaya)
2002 Volvo Women's Open (Julia Vakulenko - :eek: )

Pretty amazing to think that all 3 maindraw WCs at Bali last year were awarded to Europeans. Sure, Maria Kirilenko had just won the US Open Juniors, but did Angelique Widjaja receive any WCs to any European events for winning 2 Junior GS? The most Maria should have gotten was a qualifying WC, especially at such a young age, with practically no achievements on the pro tour at the time. Gala Leon Garcia was in a slump for the most of last year, and had definitely not deserved 2 maindraw wildcards into a Tier II and III event. I shouldn't have to explain why Julia Vakulenko did not deserve the WC into Pattaya last year. Just look at her results last year up to that tourney... :rolleyes:

I have nothing against non-Asian players receiving maindraw WCs into Asian event, but it really frustrates me when there is no thought given from organisers when distributing WCs out. It seems quite often that the organisers are just happy to get another European player into the tourney, without considering the context of the player. I would like to see more co-prosperity between all the Asian WTA events, organising exchange programs and so on. There are just 4 WTA events in Asia after the US Open this year, so I can only hope that the organisers are a little 'smarter' and 'competitive' when awarding WCs this year. How are the 'up and coming' Asian players going to develop and improve, when they are robbed of the chance to compete against much heralded opponents in their home continent? There are so little ITF events in Asia (let along WTA events), which IMHO is one of the bigger reasons as to why there are so little players from Asia competing on the tour regularly. :sad:

I would definitely like to see the Asian tourneys get something back in return for their own players from now on. :)

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 3rd, 2003, 01:54 PM
Thanks danker for your insights...ur very thoughtful indeed! :wavey:

IMO, I would love to see Jie Zheng to get WC...Let's hope, she plays well until before US Open...I don't know, she may want to skip Bali since Shanghai is just a week apart...Do you know why Napaporn not Suchanan? With Wynne's current slump, she must get WC into Q...I wanna see promising junior player, Ayu Fani Damayanti to play here on her home soil! Maybe a bit too much for a 14 yo girl...We'll see... ;)

Rising Sun
Jul 3rd, 2003, 02:42 PM
My pleasure Adji. :)

Napaporn got it because she won the play-offs among other Thai players. Suchanan did not compete. :sad:

I hope they hold a similar play-off between Indonesian players, instead of Queen Martina choosing one herself. :rolleyes:

I think Ayu deserves a qualifying WC at least, as she's the best Balinese player. :)

As for Wynne, I'm sure she'll make the qualifying draw. Last year's cutoff was about 900 (Diana Julianto).

Steveg
Jul 3rd, 2003, 08:35 PM
I don't want to enter into political debate, but we see here really the difference between the ITF (and the ATF for Asia) and the WTA.

While the ITF / ATF purpose is to develop tennis (Asian Tennis), the purpose of the WTA (and the tournaments involved) is mostly (if not solely) commercial.

I hope that more cooperation between the two instances could take place, with Asian tournaments establishing a WC program for Asian players.

The grip that international sports managements companies have other the tournaments certainly has also something to do with it.

I don't remember who is behind Bali tourney :o .

For the Pattaya Volvo Open, it is obviously Octagon. Which is why Jelena Dokic was announced a couple of years back (even if she pulled out at the last minute :rolleyes: ).

jirobkk
Jul 4th, 2003, 04:39 AM
Thanks danker for your insights...ur very thoughtful indeed! :wavey:

IMO, I would love to see Jie Zheng to get WC...Let's hope, she plays well until before US Open...I don't know, she may want to skip Bali since Shanghai is just a week apart...Do you know why Napaporn not Suchanan? With Wynne's current slump, she must get WC into Q...I wanna see promising junior player, Ayu Fani Damayanti to play here on her home soil! Maybe a bit too much for a 14 yo girl...We'll see... ;)

They organized the Volvo Women's Open Pre-Qualifying event in end of May this year to find out the winner and 2 runner up. Robbie(Napaporn) was the winner among other Thai players, unfortunately Jan(Suchanan) :sad: did not compete this event. Two runner up were Pak Pow(Chattida) and Noop(Orawan)

They gave a wild card into the draw of Volvo Women Open 2003 as below.
Robbie will receive a wild card into the main draw.
Pak Pow and Noop are the runner-up and third placed player respectively will receive wild cards into the qualifying draw.

Like Danker said, the tournament directors have an exchange WC program between Bali and Pattaya.(They are doing this program for several year.) I think this is very very good idea and it's very very good chance for the Asian players. But it seems like the exchange WC program will be doing only between Pattaya and Bali. I would love to see they do a lot more between WTA tournament in Asia. This year Robbie :hearts: will get the main draw wildcard of Bali and an Indonesian player will get a WC into the maindraw of Pattaya.

Adji, The attached is the pic of (from left) Pak Pow(Chattida), Robbie(Napaporn) and Noop(Orawan) in Volvo Women 2003 pre-qualify.

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 4th, 2003, 05:07 AM
danker, where did you find out about this exchange btw Pattaya & Bali? No news about this here :confused:

Merci, Steve for sharing your comments! ;)

Jiro, shashiin arigato! Robbie looks great! :lick:

jirobkk
Jul 4th, 2003, 05:15 AM
danker, where did you find out about this exchange btw Pattaya & Bali? No news about this here :confused:

Merci, Steve for sharing your comments! ;)

Jiro, shashiin arigato! Robbie looks great! :lick:

To answer your question and I've been posting before that I heard this exchange WC program from the tournament Manager of Pattaya. This is not the first time but they used to do this program in the past.

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 4th, 2003, 05:50 AM
Thanks again, Jiro! :wavey:

More committed players are defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, last year RU Conchita Martinez, last year 1st seed Tamarine "Tammy" Tanasugarn & Jelena Dokic...It would be great to have Iroda Tulyaganova as well! :cool: :wavey:

Rising Sun
Jul 4th, 2003, 06:18 PM
Adji, Jiro had posted the results earlier this year, but I can't remember which thread exactly. :o

Wow, Jelena is playing as well. :eek: :o

The reason why so many good players are committing this year is because there are no other WTA tourneys going on the same time as Bali & Shanghai.

TatiAnnahølic
Jul 4th, 2003, 09:53 PM
Anna and Ashley :bounce:

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 5th, 2003, 05:45 AM
Adji, Jiro had posted the results earlier this year, but I can't remember which thread exactly. :o

Wow, Jelena is playing as well. :eek: :o

The reason why so many good players are committing this year is because there are no other WTA tourneys going on the same time as Bali & Shanghai.

You mean the results of matches between those Thai players? I think, I have seen it but I did not notice that Suchi was not playing :o

köj-è
Jul 5th, 2003, 06:06 AM
yeah came onn!!! go to Balii!!! :D

jirobkk
Jul 5th, 2003, 06:56 AM
You mean the results of matches between those Thai players? I think, I have seen it but I did not notice that Suchi was not playing :o

Hi Danker, Adji :wavey:
I've been posting in 25K Seoul Challenger http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=69631

:hearts: :wavey: :hearts:

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 7th, 2003, 08:26 AM
Yay...the one and only...Martina Widjajatilova...muahahahahaha...juzz kiddin' guys! LOL LOL LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :p :rolleyes: :p :rolleyes: :p :rolleyes: :eek: :eek: :eek: :smash: :help: :awww: :banghead: :yawn: :spit: :zzz: No one would come! :devil:

TartarVicario
Jul 7th, 2003, 02:27 PM
Good Luck Sveta :bounce: :bounce:

azza
Jul 7th, 2003, 11:25 PM
Wat Bout Molik :)

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 8th, 2003, 06:46 AM
Yay...the one and only...Martina Widjajatilova...muahahahahaha...juzz kiddin' guys! LOL LOL LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :p :rolleyes: :p :rolleyes: :p :rolleyes: :eek: :eek: :eek: :smash: :help: :awww: :banghead: :yawn: :spit: :zzz: No one would come! :devil:

Yeah, gold exempt bogus is on the court! :p :rolleyes: :eek: :lol:

Rising Sun
Jul 8th, 2003, 06:29 PM
Yay...the one and only...Martina Widjajatilova...muahahahahaha...juzz kiddin' guys! LOL LOL LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :p :rolleyes: :p :rolleyes: :p :rolleyes: :eek: :eek: :eek: :smash: :help: :awww: :banghead: :yawn: :spit: :zzz: No one would come! :devil:
I would! :p

How could I resist seeing that artificial face live. :p

Adji, have you seen Queen Martina play? good? :confused:

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 9th, 2003, 05:30 AM
danker...I never see her on court but I heard that she plays the old style of serving...You know how rich mama plays... :p :rolleyes: :lol:

jirobkk
Jul 9th, 2003, 05:51 AM
Adji, :worship:
Talking about Indonesia players. Do you know Rita Sugiato (sorry spelling not sure), she never hit BH but she hit FH on both side with right arm and left arm. Another one is Yoranda (don't remember her family name). I love watching her play BH slice and she is good looking on court.

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 9th, 2003, 07:42 AM
Adji, :worship:
Talking about Indonesia players. Do you know Rita Sugiato (sorry spelling not sure), she never hit BH but she hit FH on both side with right arm and left arm. Another one is Yoranda (don't remember her family name). I love watching her play BH slice and she is good looking on court.

It is Lita Sugiarto (former Lita Liem)...she is married to Sugiarto Sutarjo, former player, too...Lita is a grandma now...She won gold medal in singles at Tehran, Iran on Asian Games 1974! ;)

Yolanda Sumarno...She is still beautiful as grandma...She is married to General Sumarno and I know him...Yolanda was number 3 after Lanny Kaligis Lumanauw and Lita Sugiarto at that time...Lanny won 3 gold medals in Bangkok's Asian Games 1966 - team, singles and doubles with Lita Sugiarto! At that time, she was a reserved player actually but she created a big surprise...Lanny was still sweet 17 yo girl back then in Bangkok! She did reach 2nd or 3 rd round at Wimby as well as Aussie Open! :eek:

Back to Yolanda...She used to have Yolanda Tennis Academy but it is history now...She is focusing on sport organization for handicapped people now...Her kids, Aga and Tanya used to be active players and they went to Nick Bolletieri (must be wrong spelling) camp in FLA but they could not handle the tough competition so then they said goodbye to tennis! :sad:

Gee, Jiro...you must have seen Lita and Yolanda a long long time ago! ;)

Last time, I saw Lita and Lanny played together as dbl pair when they played against Martina Navratilova/Yayuk Basuki in a match exhibition back in the 90s in Jakarta! :cool:

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 30th, 2003, 02:40 AM
Three players in the world's top 20 will be playing in the 10th years of Wismilak International in Bali, Indonesia right after USO...But Sveta will not compete here as defending champion!

This tier III tourney offers a TPM of USD 225,000 will be held at Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua tennis complex. Chanda Rubin is going to lead the pack of all the players followed by Conchita Martinez and Elena Dementieva. Anna K, is not in the MD but she is one of the three candidates who are likely to get WCs. Indonesian Wynne Prakusya is strong possible recipient for WC as well.

With such low rank Angie has at this point, she is number 20 out of 21 players who got entry into MD...

MD of Wismilak Open will have 30 players with 2 players would get bye. In the total of 21 players - these are direct entries based on WTA ranking, then 3 WCs, 4 from qualifying round and 2 more from direct acceptance - winners of Oyster Bay, NY and Cuneo, Italy!

Some of those other 21 players are: Emilie Loit, Tina Pisnik, Yoon Jeong Cho, Cara Black, Ashley Harkleroad, Dinara Safina & Mary Pierce. In Q round, there are Saori Obata, Nicole Pratt and Barbara Rittner to name a few. The dead line was yesterday and so far no one has withdrawn and even the committee still got late entries!!!

Can't wait till the actual day comes!

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Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 30th, 2003, 02:42 AM
It was informed that Liza Andriyani and Wismilak's player Maya Rosa will be playing in Q round here! Go, Liza and Maya! :cool:

azza
Jul 30th, 2003, 02:54 AM
Sice Indonesia is very close to Australia will any aussies get Wild Cards Like

Sam stosur
Christina Wheeler??

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 30th, 2003, 03:13 AM
According to the tournament director, Kevin Livesey - it is very hard to choose who is gonna get WCs...so many good players are in the list!!! :confused: in 3 weeks, they will decide... ;)

Steveg
Jul 30th, 2003, 04:30 AM
Hi Adji,

Any Chinese player in the qualies :confused: . I think there's an ITF taking place in China at the same time. They may be forced to play at 'home' instead of trying their luck in Bali :( .

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 30th, 2003, 01:18 PM
Maindraw List, Revised 22 Jul 2003
1. Chanda Rubin[USA]
2. Conchita Martinez [ESP]
3. Elena Dementieva [RUS]
4. Ashley Harkleroad[USA]
5. Emilie Loit[ITA]
6. Tina Pisnik[SLO]
7. Yoon Jeong Cho[KOR]
8. Cara Black[ZIm]
9. Dinara Safina[RUS]
10.Petra Mandula[HUN]
11.Maria Sanchez Lorenzo[ESP]
12.Flavia Pennetta[ITA]
13.Emmanuelle Gagliardi[SUi]
14.Anca Barna [GER]
15.Clarisa Fernandez[ARG]
16.Karolina Sprem[CRO]
17.Stephanie Cohen Aloro[FRA]
18.Daja Bedanova[CZE]
19.Janette Husarova[SVK]
20.Angelique Widjaja[INA]
21.Mary Pierce[FRA]
22.Gold/Silver Exempt Wildcard Only
23.Wildcard
24.Wildcard
25.Q
26.Q
27.Q
28.Q
29.Bye
30.Bye
31.Cuneo, ITA Aug 4
32.Oyster Bay, NY Jul 14

Qualifying List
1. Nicole Pratt[AUS]
2. Ludmila Cervanova[SVK]
3. Jill Craybas[USA]
4. Anna Kournikova[RUS]
5. Klara Koukalova[CZE]
6. Silvija Talaja[CRO]
7. Sarah Taylor[USA]
8. Henrieta Nagyova[SVK]
9. Marissa Irvin[USA]
10.Saori Obata[JPN]
11.Samantha Reeves[USA]
12.Barbara Rittner[GER]
13.Antonella Serra Zanetti[ITA]
14.Martina Sucha[SVK]
15.Ansley Cargill[USA]
16.Lubomira Kurhajcova[SVK]
17.Maria Elena Camerin[ITA]
18.Arantxa Parra[ESP]
19.Zuzana Ondraskova[CZE]
20.Tathiana Garbin[ITA]
21.Eva Fislova[SVK]
22.Claudine Schaul[LUX]
23.Conchita Martinez Granados[ESP]
24.Marta Marrero[ESP]
25.Alina Jidkova[RUS]
26.Wildcard
27.Wildcard
28.Wildcard
29.Wildcard
30.Mont De Marsan, FRA Jun 30
31.Valhingen, GER Jun 30
32.Seoul, KOR Jun 2

Next In Qualifying
1. Sandra Kleinova [CZe]
2. Renata Voracova[CZ]
3. Angelika Roesch[GER]
4. Anabel Medina Garrigues[ESP]
5. Julia Schruff[GER]
6. Jelena Kostanic[CRO]
7. Jelena Jankovic[YUG]
8. Evie Dominikovic[AUS]
9. Seda Noorlander[NED]
10.Rossana Neffa De Los Rios[PAR]
11.Anastassia Rodionova[RUS]
12.Adriana Serra Zanetti[ITA]
13.Meilen Tu[USA]
14.Kristina Brandi[PUR]
15.Maria Vento Kabchi[VEN]
16.Bethanie Mattek[USA]
17.Patricia Wartusch[AUT]
18.Wynne Prakusya[INA]
19.Marie Eve Pelletier[CAn]
20.Yulia Beygelzimer[UKR]
21.Sandra Kloesel[GER]
...
98. LIza Andriyani[INA]
100.Diana Julianto[INA]
114.Ayu Fani Damayanti[INA]
115.Maya Rosa[INA]
116.Aleta Sungkono[INA]

köj-è
Jul 30th, 2003, 01:27 PM
cool field!! Oster bay's champion is Anna Lena Groenefeld

Shine On Silver Moon
Jul 30th, 2003, 01:59 PM
cool field!! Oster bay's champion is Anna Lena Groenefeld

Yay...Amri...Anna L G is a hot young German tennis prodigy!!! :cool: It is so tempting to be there in sun and fun BALI!!! ;)

But, where is sweet Tammy? :eek: :confused:

Rising Sun
Jul 30th, 2003, 03:07 PM
Hi Adji,

Any Chinese player in the qualies :confused: . I think there's an ITF taking place in China at the same time. They may be forced to play at 'home' instead of trying their luck in Bali :( .
There won't be any ITF events in China until late October, so there's a chance they'll go to Bali. However, it's possible that they might decide to stay home that week to prepare for Shanghai. :(

The ones who miss out on Shanghai maindraw WCs may also have to miss qualies if they do well in doubles in Bali... :sad:

Steveg
Jul 30th, 2003, 04:09 PM
I understand there is only Yan-Ze in the qualies :( , thanks to the Feed-Up from the Korean ITF she won.

Rising Sun
Jul 30th, 2003, 04:37 PM
I understand there is only Yan-Ze in the qualies, thanks to the Feed-Up from the Korean ITF she won :( .
Jie's just ranked below Kloesel, maybe she's on the Next-in list, but we just can't see? Same for the others? :confused:

Had they all entered, I'm sure they would make the qualies cut in time.

Steveg
Jul 31st, 2003, 03:03 AM
Jie's just ranked below Kloesel, maybe she's on the Next-in list, but we just can't see? Same for the others? :confused:

Had they all entered, I'm sure they would make the qualies cut in time.
Yan-Ze makes it in the qualies thanks to the Feed UP Wild Card she got from her victory in Korea. She is said to have accepted the WC :confused: . That's the qualifying spot 32 in Adji's list.

I am surprised not to see Mi-Ra in the list :confused: .

Or is it that Yan-Ze refused the WC, that was taken up by Mi-Ra :confused: . But Mi-Ra would not need this WC to make it in the qualies.

Adji, can you have access to that information? The name of the person who accepted the WC from the ITF Seoul should be known to the organisers by now :) .

Rising Sun
Jul 31st, 2003, 04:47 AM
Mi-Ra's ranked below 200 so she probably is on the next-in list, but we can't see her name since Kloesel (147) is the last name typed.

The best person to ask is Toto (ThePonos) who seems to have the full list.

Anyway, this list is dated 22 July, so it's 1 week premature...

Steveg
Jul 31st, 2003, 05:42 AM
Someone who has access to the full list told me that Mi-Ra is not in.

Steveg
Jul 31st, 2003, 08:54 AM
One page was missing in my contacts entry list :o .

Here's the list of the Asian players in the list :

Next In Qualifying:

18. Wynne Prakusya (INA,135)
24. Zheng Jie (CHN,154)
34. Yuka Yoshida (JPN,173)
35. Janet Lee (TPE,176)
36. Sun Tian-Tian (CHN,177)
48. Mi-ra Jeon (KOR,209)
51. Yan Zi (CHN,217)
52. Miho Saeki (JPN,224)
54. Shiho Hisamatsu (JPN,228)
65. Aiko Nakamura (JPN,278)
68. Jin-He Kim (KOR,283)
71. Seiko Okamoto (JPN,295)
74. Ayami Takase (JPN,316)
78. Napaporn Tongsalee (THAI,340)
82. Kyung-Mi Chang (KOR,372)
83. Khoo Chin-Bee (MAS,373)
84. Remi Tezuka (JPN,387)
85. Rushmi Chakravarthi (IND,407)
86. Da-Jung Hong (KOR,438)
88. Akiko Kinebuchi (JPN,444)
90. Chi-Wei Chan (TPE,456)
96. Kimiko Ijima (JPN,547)
97. Maki Arai (JPN,565)
98. Liza Andriyani (INA,579)
100. Diana Julianto (INA,584)
104. Naoko Horikawa (JPN,720)
106. Heesun Lyoo-Suh (KOR,774)
108. Li Ting (CHN,787)
110. Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE,871)
114. Ayu Fani Damayanti (INA,-)
115. Maya Rosa (INA,-)
116. Aleta Sungkono (INA,-)

I hope it will clear up to 51 ;) . I may take the plane to Bali for the qualies if I am around :D .

Rising Sun
Jul 31st, 2003, 05:48 PM
Thank you. :)

I'm relieved my presumptions regarding the Chinese & Mi-Ra playing were correct. :o :D

BTW, why isn't Ting highlighted? :confused:

Eric_tennis
Aug 1st, 2003, 02:17 AM
Thanks for all the info.

Now, I'm wondering how much chance Mi-ra will have for playing qualies as #48 next in list. :confused: Hopefully, she can play.

And I like the blue highlighting for Mi-ra,.. cause we only use red color for dead people's name. ;)

Steveg
Aug 1st, 2003, 03:00 AM
BTW, why isn't Ting highlighted? :confused:Nothing personal ;) . It's just that she is too far away in the entry list. I always forget her :angel: .

Steveg
Aug 1st, 2003, 03:16 AM
And I like the blue highlighting for Mi-ra,.. cause we only use red color for dead people's name. ;)In other countries, red is used for happiness, wedding, and other good things, while blue has no particular meaning :) .

And white is used for funerals.

Each country its traditions :) .

köj-è
Aug 1st, 2003, 02:36 PM
Maindraw List, Revised 28 Jul 2003
1. Chanda Rubin 8 [USA]
2. Conchita Martinez 14 [ESP]
3. Elena Dementieva 17 [RUS]
4. Ashley Harkleroad 42 [USA]
5. Emilie Loit 45 [ITA]
6. Yoon Jeong Cho 48 [KOR]
7. Cara Black 49 [ZIM]
8. Dinara Safina 50 [RUS]
9. Petra Mandula 52 [HUN]
10. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo 53 [ESP]
11. Barbara Schett 54 [AUT]
12. Flavia Pennetta 60 [ITA]
13. Emmanuelle Gagliardi 61 [SUI]
14. Anca Barna 63 [GER]
15. Clarisa Fernandez 65 [ARG]
16. Karolina Sprem 66 [CRO]
17. Stephanie Cohen Aloro 67 [FRA]
18. Daja Bedanova 68 [CZE]
19. Janette Husarova 69 [SVK]
20. Angelique Widjaja 71 [INA]
21. Mary Pierce 75 [FRA]
22. Gold/Silver Exempt Wildcard Only
23. Wildcard
24. Wildcard
25. Q
26. Q
27. Q
28. Q
29. Bye
30. Bye
31. Cuneo, ITA Aug 4
32. Oyster Bay, NY Jul 14 - Anna Lena Groenefeld 164 [GER]

Qualifying List
1. Akiko Morigami 70 [JPN]
2. Nicole Pratt 72 [AUS]
3. Ludmila Cervanova 73 [SVK]
4. Jill Craybas 74 [USA]
5. Anna Kournikova 76 [RUS]
6. Silvija Talaja 79 [CRO]
7. Sarah Taylor 82 [USA]
8. Henrieta Nagyova 83 [SVK]
9. Marissa Irvin 84 [USA]
10. Saori Obata 85 [JPN]
11. Samantha Reeves 87 [USA]
12. Barbara Rittner 89 [GER]
13. Antonella Serra Zanetti 90 [ITA]
14. Martina Sucha 92 [SVK]
15. Ansley Cargill 93 [USA]
16. Lubomira Kurhajcova 96 [SVK]
17. Maria Elena Camerin 98 [ITA]
18. Arantxa Parra 99 [ESP]
19. Tathiana Garbin 103 [ITA]
20. Eva Fislova 104 [SVK]
21. Claudine Schaul 105 [LUX]
22. Conchita Martinez Granados 106 [ESP]
23. Marta Marrero 108 [ESP]
24. Alina Jidkova 109 [RUS]
25. Sandra Kleinova 110 [CZE]
26. Wildcard
27. Wildcard
28. Wildcard
29. Wildcard
30. Mont De Marsan, FRA Jun 30
31. Valhingen, GER Jun 30
32. Seoul, KOR Jun 2

Rising Sun
Aug 1st, 2003, 05:46 PM
I'm glad to see Akiko's name on the list finally. :)

Too bad still no Tammy nor Shinobu. :(

Rising Sun
Aug 3rd, 2003, 05:29 AM
I just realised that there's been no mention of Napaporn Tongsalee getting one of the WCs so far... :eek: :rolleyes:

Steveg
Aug 13th, 2003, 10:34 AM
Any change in the commitments list, in particular among the US players, and probably Australian too :confused: ?

Harju.
Aug 13th, 2003, 11:42 AM
and no indonesian getting any wc even in qualifying spot :eek: Last year field was weak, this year it has definately moved up a lot :o

Steveg
Sep 1st, 2003, 05:17 AM
Anyone having an update of the commitments list :confused: .

Eric_tennis
Sep 1st, 2003, 06:42 AM
Mi-ra said she would leave for Bali this Wednesday. :D Hope she gets a spot in quali.

Go, Mi-ra~~
:bounce:

köj-è
Sep 3rd, 2003, 03:52 PM
Kournikova withdrew