lots of aussies here . . heres the commitment list
hopefully we will get the draws soon too
1 BREADMORE, Lauren AUS 277
2 CHUANG, Chia-Jung TPE 299
3 STEPHENS, Shelley NZL 368
4 GERS, Ilke NZL 420
5 KRIZ, Nicole AUS 447
6 VAN ELDEN, Kristen AUS 539
7 WATSON, Cindy AUS 633
8 $ BARR, Cassandra AUS 694
9 KINJO, Satomi JPN 717
10 $ WELFORD, Tiffany AUS 797
11 D'AMELIO, Lisa AUS 865
12 GILTINAN, Lara AUS 906=
13 HORIATOPOULOS, Christina AUS 946=
14 HEWSON, Emily AUS 1059=
15 TAKAO, Erika JPN
16 TAKEMOTO, Minori JPN
17 WILKINSON, Lisa NZL
18 HARKNESS, Laura AUS
19 LUEBBE, Mina GER
20 O'CONNOR, Tracey NZL
Nicole almost has a clean sheet this year . . . her ranking can only improve
hope she has a bloinder and can get into the top 300 or 250
Feb 2nd, 2004, 12:18 AM
Mad :banana: Go Nicole :)
Feb 2nd, 2004, 12:00 PM
Go the aussies!
What does it mean if $ is next to someone??
Feb 4th, 2004, 12:54 AM
i think its that they owe money to the WTA . . . . . . . .
Good news that TJ Welford won they lead up event
beating Stephens, Gers and Chaung - all much higher ranked players
Feb 4th, 2004, 05:21 AM
Thanks to azza for this
 (Aus) Breadmore Vs [WC] (Nzl) Carswell
(Jpn) Takeo Vs [WC] (Nzl) Bradnam
[Q] (Aut) Murn Vs (Nzl) Wilkinson
[Q] (Aus) Hedges Vs (Aus)  Kriz
 (Nzl) Gers Vs [Q] (Aus) Dundas
[WC] (Nzl) Lee Vs (Aus) D'amelio
(Aus) Horiatopoulos Vs (Nzl) [WC] Erakovic
(Jpn) Takemoto Vs  (Aus) Van Elden
 (Aus) Watson Vs (Aus) Welford
(Aus) Hewson Vs (Ger) Luebbe
(Nzl) O'connor Vs (Nzl) Losinski
(Aus) Harkness Vs (Nzl)  Stephens
(Aus)  Barr Vs [Q] (Aus) Solevski
[Q] (Aus) Boast Vs [Q] (Nzl) O'Rourk
(Jpn) Kinjo Vs (Aus) Giltinan
(Aus) [Q] Dziedzic Vs  (Tpe) Chaung
Shame that Watson and Welford play each other as bth oculd just about beat any other person . . . Go all the aussies
Feb 5th, 2004, 04:36 PM
Pfffffffffffff at welford vs watson and lauren and nicole being in same quater and dzeidic ve chuang but anyway goo all the aussies
Feb 5th, 2004, 10:39 PM
(1) Lauren Breadmore AUS d. Erika Takao JAP 61 64
(5) Nicole Kriz AUS d. Nina Murn AUT 46 61 63
Lisa DŽAmelio AUS d. (4) Ilke Gers NZL 46 62 64
Marina Erakovic NZL d. (6) Kristen van Elden AUS 64 60
(7) Cindy atson AUS d. Emily Hewson AUS 76 64
(3) Shelley Stephens NZL d. Tracey OŽConnor NZL 16 62 63
(8) Cassandra Barr AUS d. Natalie OŽRourke NZL 61 60
(2) Chia Jung Chuang TPE d. Satomi Kinjo JAP 60 61
couldnt be bothered posting 1st round winners and theyare all here . . GO AUSSIES !!!
Feb 6th, 2004, 07:30 AM
15 year old Marina Erakovic cruised into the semifinals of the ASB Bank International with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Australian Lisa D'Amelio.
The young Aucklander looks more and more composed as the tournament progresses. "I didn't think I played as well as yesterday but I'm feeling really confident. . . the crowd has been great . . . the tournament has been great".
Erakovic groundstrokes were once again solid but it was her consistant first serve and deft volleys that were a welcome step up from her second round victory.
In the semifinals Erakovic will play top seed and defending champion Lauren Breadmore from Australia who overcame compatriot Nicole Kriz in the match of the tournament.
Breadmore won the first set 6-2 but from then on it was trench warfare as the two Australians slugged it out. Kriz won a tense second set tiebreak 7-5 after Breadmore was clearly affected by a dubious linecall at 5-4 in her favour.
The final set was any ones and both players squandered two match points before Breadmore clinched the match 6-2 6-7(5) 7-5.
Slipping quietly through the bottom half of the draw is second seed Chia-Jung Chuang from Taiwan. The 19 year old has only dropped nine games in six sets at the tournament after an easy 6-3 6-2 win only Cassandra Barr from Australia.
Her opponent on Saturday will be Cindy Watson from Australia. The former top 200 player won a topsy turvy battle against Shelley Stephens from New Zealand 6-1 2-6 7-5
Hope to see a Watson vs Breadmore final.
Cindy is really showing TS that she deserved an Aus Open WC (esp over girls like Giltinan)
It's a pity they can't turn back time. Surely they realise now that they made some dumb decisions.
Feb 6th, 2004, 09:08 AM
Im glad Lauren won but would have like to have seen kriz win that match anyway over and done with now so good luck loz. Though D'Amelio would have done a bit better but has got her season of to a ok start here. Barr, i thought that score was a bit disapointing on her behalf but thats just my opinion. Great to see Cindy there in the last four with a solid win over a potentialy tough opponent. Looks like some great tennis ahead tomorrow.
Feb 8th, 2004, 10:23 PM
Great tounry for the aussies
Watson beat Breadmore in the final
Van elden (and stephens) beat Kriz and hewson in the final
certainly an easy field but good to see lots of aussies in action and gaining valuable experince, points and money
Wish a few other aussies would of made the trip over . . it aint that far away . . oh well almost time to concentrate on our own challengers again