View Full Version : 9 Belgian Babes playing in Antwerp!!!!

Feb 9th, 2002, 01:25 PM
Main draw:

Elke Clijsters v Patty Schnyder
Els Callens v Q
Justine Henin v BYE

Daphne Van De Zande v Julia Schruff
Caroline Maes v Virginie Razzano
Patty Van Acker v Nicole Seitenberger
Laurence Courtois v Nuria Llagostera
Leslie or Kirsten v Anca Barna
Leslie or Kirsten v Marie-Gaiané Mikaelian

DAPHNE???????? :confused:
LAURENCE?????? :confused:

Welcome back I guess :rolleyes:

Oh btw Elke Clijsters & Laurence Courtois will play doubles together :D

Feb 9th, 2002, 04:03 PM
Laurence has said that she will still be available to play Fed Cup if they need her. She will continue training and she will also play in German Interclub. So she's retired from the WTA tour but not from tennis and I guess she wanted to play this tournament to say goodbye to the fans. Maybe she will play in Brussels too.

Feb 9th, 2002, 04:13 PM

Feb 9th, 2002, 05:11 PM
En goed nieuws voor onze carot : :)

Daphne Vandezande - Julia Schruff: 6-4 en 7-6


Beide speelsters waren aan elkaar gewaagd, maar de Belgische trok toch aan het langste eind. De match eindigde met een spannende tie-break. Vandezande krijgt een plaatsje op de hoofdtabel.

Feb 9th, 2002, 05:55 PM
GO DAPHNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Feb 9th, 2002, 05:59 PM
She reached the main draw by winning 1 match????

There must be 3 quali-rounds!

Feb 9th, 2002, 06:59 PM
Caroline Maes - Virginie Razzano 6-3 en 6-3


Maes zorgt voor een verrassing door de veel hoger gerangschikte Française te verslaan.

WOOHOO!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Just think of all those bonus points Caroline will get now!! Well done girl! :kiss:
Congrats on entering the top-300 (she will be ranked round 285, even if she loses her next match) for the 1st time ;)

Feb 9th, 2002, 07:19 PM
Well done Caroline! :)

Daphneke moet nog een paar wedstrijden winnen voor ze op de hoofdtabel staat. Ze zijn een beetje te optimistisch daar in Antwerpen. ;)

Feb 9th, 2002, 07:21 PM
Ze hebben het verslag trouwens veranderd nu. ;)

Feb 9th, 2002, 07:26 PM
't Zal wel weer typisch Belgisch zijn zeker ;)

Well done Daphne & Caroline!!!

Let's hope the other Belgians will follow their examples! Talking about upsets huh!
Unranked Van de Zande beat Schruff & no.320 Maes beat n.110 Razzano :eek:

Go Belgians :bounce:

Feb 9th, 2002, 08:03 PM
Patty Van Acker - Nicole Seitenbecher: 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 :bounce:

Verslag: De Belgische meisjes voelen zich blijkbaar in hun sas op dit tornooi, want na Maes en Van de Zande heeft ook Patty Van Acker zich kunnen plaatsen voor de volgende ronde. Na een moeilijke eerste set herpakte Van Acker zich en walste ze over de Duitse.

Well done Patty!!! :kiss:

Other matches including Belgians are:

Laurence Courtois - Nuria Llagostera Vives
Kirsten Flipkens - Anca Barna
Leslie Butkiewicz - Marie-Gaiané Mikaélian

Good luck Laurence, Kirsten & Leslie!! :)

Feb 9th, 2002, 08:25 PM
Staat Razzano maar op #110??? Ik dacht dat die veel hoger stond? jammer voor de bonuspunten.

Maar wel fantastische scores!

Feb 9th, 2002, 10:13 PM
Congrats Belgian girls! Great results! :)

Feb 9th, 2002, 10:59 PM
Too bad Laurence couldn't make it...:sad:

Feb 10th, 2002, 12:00 AM
1-6 3-6 :sad:

Ah well, let's hope she'll do better in doubles with Elke :)

Feb 10th, 2002, 02:10 PM
Leslie Butkiewicz lost 0-6 3-6 :( :sad:
Kirsten Flipkens lost 5-7 5-7 :sad:

What a tight match Kirsten lost...
Leslie is really struggling this year. I think she hasn't won a singles match yet this year!!!

Feb 10th, 2002, 03:17 PM
Gosh, Daphne won AGAIN!! :eek:

She beat Sidot 6-4 6-4 :)

Feb 10th, 2002, 03:27 PM
that's my girl :)

Feb 10th, 2002, 04:04 PM
What a close match for Kirsten! she must have played well :)

Congrats to Daphne, who would have predicted this results? (except Koen :rolleyes: )

Feb 10th, 2002, 05:33 PM
Seems like Daphne wants to reach the maindraw so that Koentje can see her play. ;)

Well done Daphneke, moonball them all off the court! :D

Caroline heeft verloren van Andretto 6-3 2-6 7-5, maar 't was precies wel close.

Feb 10th, 2002, 05:38 PM
Yeah it really was a close match :sad:
I'm very happy with the way Caroline played this week!! She really deserves to be ranked in the top-200. I hope she will keep playing well against the top-200 players and maybe win a $25k challenger this year! :)

Feb 10th, 2002, 05:46 PM
Now our only hope left for the second round of quallies is Patty. I hope she does well like she did in the beginning of this year

Feb 10th, 2002, 10:04 PM
Patty lost 7-6, 3-6, 2-6 :(

All Belgian qualifiers are out now :sad:

Feb 10th, 2002, 10:08 PM
I thought Daphne was Belgian too :p

Go Daphne!! Make it to the main draw!!! :D

Feb 10th, 2002, 10:22 PM
Oops, I guess Carot won't forgive for that one ;) For some reason I forgot about Daphne :o

Good luck against Gubasci! :)

Feb 10th, 2002, 10:42 PM
Hmmm i'll forgive you this one time Sofie, but only cos it's you. ;)

Go Daphne! :D

Feb 10th, 2002, 11:06 PM
Thank you, Koen! :kiss:

Feb 11th, 2002, 01:27 PM
10am: Daphne Van de Zande vs Zsofia Gubacsi

7pm: Elke Clijsters vs Patty Schnyder

Go Daphne & Elke :bounce: :bounce:

Feb 11th, 2002, 05:48 PM
All the Belgians are out in qualifying:

Here are the points they earned in singles:

Kirsten Flipkens: 1
Leslie Butkiewicz: 1
Laurence Courtois: 1
Patty Van Acker: 5
Caroline Maes: 8
Daphne Van De Zande: 9.75

Feb 11th, 2002, 05:51 PM
not many points huh :(

Feb 11th, 2002, 05:55 PM
Singles main draw:

Elke Clijsters v Patty Schnyder
Els Callens v Q
Justine Henin v BYE

Doubles main draw:

Bedanova/Bovina (4) vs. Butkiewicz/Van Acker
Freye/Noorlander vs. Flipkens/Maes
E Clijsters/Courtois bye
Kruger/Schiavone vs. Callens/Oremans (2)

Good luck girls :)

Well per4ever, we can't expect them to beat 3 higher-ranked player in a row...
I think Kirsten tried very hard to win and Caroline & Patty did really well in the 1st round. Daphne surprised me :rolleyes:

Caroline will enter the top-300 and Kirsten might enter the top-1000 now next week (not sure though). After all, some good news :)

I hope the Belgian teenagers will win a match in doubles to boost their confidence!! :bounce:

Feb 11th, 2002, 07:41 PM
Too bad Daphne didn't make it into the maindraw.

Good luck to all the Belgians in singles and doubles!

Feb 12th, 2002, 02:55 PM
Elke lost 3-6 6-7 (5).

Very good match!! I'm really happy with the way Elke played :kiss:

Too bad she only got 1 point for that performance :(

Good luck to Els Callens in her match today!! :bounce:

(I want to see Henin-Callens live tomorrow :D)

Feb 12th, 2002, 03:21 PM
Elke at a press conference