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rhz
Mar 16th, 2002, 02:04 AM
here's mine...

she once reached as high as no 19

she beat MJ Fernandez, Hingis, Davenport, Halard, Huber, Mg. Maleeva, Sabatini, Garrison, Tauziat, Shriver, Sukova,Lindqvist, Schultz, Farina, Schnyder, Majoli, Kournikova, Raymond, Schett, Spirlea, Likhovtseva, Appelmans, Van Roost, and Mauresmo among others

she won 6 singles titles, 9 doubles titles with 6 different partners

Reached a QF of Wimbledon once in 1997

Qualified for WTA Championship in NY for Doubles 3 times (96-98)
all with Caroline Vis (bt Hingis/Novotna in 98)

Earned more than 1.6 million Dollars from the Tour

First South East Asian to win a WTA title

Received the 1996 and 1998 Sanex WTA TOUR Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award; 1991 TENNIS Magazine/Rolex Female Rookie of the Year and 1991 Indonesian Athlete of the Year (voted on by media and public); nominated for 1991 Sanex WTA TOUR Most Impressive Newcomer Award


She is Yayuk Basuki




http://www.igs.net/~bmitchell/Tennis/Basuki/yayuk024.jpg


What about yours??

Linton
Mar 16th, 2002, 02:07 AM
My Favourite will allways eb Steffi Graf, and That other one betsie Stove both retired. I also like my cousin Ilke Gers who plays on The ITF

Vanity
Mar 16th, 2002, 02:08 AM
Wow, I am so glad to see somebody has remembered Yayuk!!! :)
I will never forget her run at the Canadian Open in 1996. Little Yayuk stormed through the draw, beating a number of top seeds. Unfortunately she was drubbed in the semis by Monica. However, she very much impressed me with that great run and I followed her career ever since that. It was also nice to see her return to Wimbledon in 2000 after she announced her retirement in 1999. She had a great game and probably the best serve I have ever seen for a short player. I suppose she has retired for good now since her name hasn't appeared in doubles draws. :(

Glad to see somebody remembers this wonderful Asian star. :wavey:

rhz
Mar 16th, 2002, 02:10 AM
glad to hear that you admire yayuk too! did you see her live?

Vanity
Mar 16th, 2002, 02:14 AM
You bet!!! :) I was right there in the second round when she took down one of my favorites, Iva Majoli in straight sets. Even though she beat one of my faves, I really liked her crafty game and I followed her throughout the rest of the tournament. IMO, her match against Amy Frazier in the quarters of that event was the match of the event, with Yayuk winning 6-2 2-6 7-5. She really paved the way for rising Indonesian stars like Angelique Widjaja and Wynne Prakusya.
:)

Scotso
Mar 16th, 2002, 03:30 AM
I remember Basuki's run at Wimbledon.

propi
Mar 16th, 2002, 01:56 PM
She was really good and an inspiration for all asian girls, I think with Kimiko they made tennis mauch more popular in Asia, IMO is for things like this why tennis players should go in Hall of Fame and not only for results, Im sure players as Conchita, kimiko MJ Fernandez....will never be in that hall and they have made a lot for tennis

gokimmie
Mar 16th, 2002, 02:23 PM
I started watching tennis because i really liked dominique monami,later vanroost.
She was so tiny and fragile but boy what a fighter she was......
I was really sorry when she retired but then my absolute fav Kim helped me get over it ;) ;) ;)
Dominique is happy now with her daughter ,and if she's happy,I'm happy!!!!!!!:D :D :D

~RedRose~
Mar 16th, 2002, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by tovah
The youngest player to upset the world No.1 before her 17th birthday.

Didn't Jelena beat Martina when she was Number 1 when Jelena was only 16 and like 3 or 4 months??

irma
Mar 16th, 2002, 03:13 PM
Anna was for sure not the youngest to beat a number 1!
Martina and JC did at 15(Steffi in 96,Monica in 91)

My fav isn`t in the top 10 but she will always rule
http://rhein-zeitung.de/on/99/08/13/topnews/steffi14.jpg

moby
Mar 16th, 2002, 03:52 PM
jana may not be in the top ten, but she had venus' number ;)

sadly, she didnt have steffi's or marti's (fortunately)

matthias
Mar 16th, 2002, 04:14 PM
Bianka Lamade
ranked #75, next week #69
career high #59, July 2001
1 Title on WTA-Tour (Taschkent 2001)
2 Titles on ITF- Tour (le Touque, les Contamine 2000) both France

rhz
Mar 16th, 2002, 04:48 PM
well dominique, anna, steffi and jana were all in the top 10 guys! 2nd or 3rd fav maybe?? MJ is my all time fav and i use yayuk instead:angel: :angel: :angel:

moby
Mar 16th, 2002, 04:53 PM
rhz, you mean jana isnt counted?
but she isnt in the top 10 now :o

turt
Mar 16th, 2002, 04:57 PM
I'll always have a special place in my heart for Dominique Monami-Van Roost! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

sartrista7
Mar 16th, 2002, 05:37 PM
Yayuk was great, I remember seeing her match at Wimbledon '98 against Monica Seles - the first time I'd been on to a show court. Amazing touch, and a really gracious competitor. She's still playing doubles, right?

rhz
Mar 16th, 2002, 05:44 PM
I think she decided to retired for good! she played some tournaments last year and still able to win a tournament with Vis.

rightous
Mar 16th, 2002, 09:24 PM
I'm with GoKimmie and Turt my fave of all time is the one and only Mrs Dominique Van Roost. There was no player who played with as much heart and determination as she did, she give it her all. She was so slim and tiny compared to most of the Top Players but boy did she pack a punch and everytime she served I had to close my hands;) I love her and miss her but I'm glad she is happy with her daughter:)

rhz
Apr 8th, 2002, 02:10 AM
Van Roost was in the top 10 ! Anybody else ?

rhz
Mar 29th, 2005, 09:42 AM
anybody else??

rhz
Mar 29th, 2005, 09:44 AM
http://www.iit.edu/~marddid/yayuk.jpg

matthias
Mar 29th, 2005, 09:55 AM
Anke Huber
highest Ranking = #4 (October 1996)

won twice Filderstadt
won Philadelphia (Tier I )
has a positive H2H against Navratilova ;)
RunnerUp Aus-Open 1996 (lost to Seles)
RunnerUp Masters 1995 (great 5 set battle with Steffi)

i will always love her :kiss:

matthias
Mar 29th, 2005, 09:56 AM
Bianka Lamade
ranked #75, next week #69
career high #59, July 2001
1 Title on WTA-Tour (Taschkent 2001)
2 Titles on ITF- Tour (le Touque, les Contamine 2000) both France

this was such a nice time
Bianka - why are you wasting all your talent :sad:

C.MARTINEZ
Mar 29th, 2005, 10:01 AM
Yayuk Basuki :bounce: :bounce:

rhz
Mar 29th, 2005, 03:22 PM
Yayuk Basuki :bounce: :bounce:

I know huh!!

Harju.
Mar 29th, 2005, 03:31 PM
Oh I so miss Yayuk. She's the first player that I like because apparently she was the only Indonesian that played WTA. I followed her result closely and watched her match against Novotna in 97. Excellent result in doubles too.

She is now a coach for a young player in Indonesia though her student's result has not been great. She also opened a tennis school in Indonesia.

crazillo
Mar 29th, 2005, 03:34 PM
Jana Novotna is my favoruite ever.

rhz
Mar 29th, 2005, 10:01 PM
:)

Mr_Molik
Mar 29th, 2005, 10:33 PM
1. Alicia Molik
2. Steffi Graf
3. Iveta Benesova

ASTRID
Mar 30th, 2005, 12:36 AM
Martina Hingis will always be my fav !

SzavayFi
Mar 30th, 2005, 12:38 AM
Daniela Hantuchova is my ultimate favorite.

Highest Rank: 5
Current Rank: 21

F-R-E-A-K
Mar 30th, 2005, 01:05 AM
:wavey: Besides Martina HINGIS .... Lori is one of my 'retired' faves. Shes a beautiful person. :)


:hearts: LORI MCNEIL (USA) :hearts:

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photos/150x200/130049.jpg


1992 - At season-ending Championships, upset Graf in 1r; first time since October 1985 Graf was d. before QF and marked her earliest exit in 100 tournaments :hearts: :kiss:


1994 - After two rain delays, knocked out No. 1 seed and defending champion Graf in 1r of Wimbledon, marking first time in Grand Slam history that a defending champion suffered a 1r loss; :hearts: :kiss:

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Also defeated: Capriati, Martinez, Huber, Evert, Mary Jo + GiGi Fernandez, Garrison, M Maleeva, Sabatini, Schett, Tauziat, Zvereva :worship:


WTA Tour singles titles = 10
WTA Tour doubles titles = 32

Prize Money = $3,441,604

Win Loss Record - Singles = 436 - 309
Win Loss Record - Doubles = 605 - 335


Career-High Singles =No. 9 (July 4, 1988)
Career-High Doubles = No. 4 (November 9, 1987)


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SINGLES

Winner (10 WTA Tour): 1998 - ITF/Rochester-USA; 1994 - Birmingham; 1993 - Birmingham; 1992 - Eastbourne; 1991 - Denver, Japan Open; 1989 - Albuquerque; 1988 - Oklahoma City, Newport; 1986 - Tulsa, Tampa.


DOUBLES

Winner (32): 2001 - Oklahoma City (w/Coetzer), Bahia (w/Coetzer); 1998 - Quebec City (w/Po); 1995 - Oakland (w/Sukova), Philadelphia (w/Sukova); 1994 - Hilton Head (w/Sanchez Vicario), Strasbourg (w/Stubbs); 1993 - Birmingham (w/Navratilova); 1992 - Oklahoma City (w/Provis), Birmingham (w/Stubbs), Canadian Open (w/Stubbs); 1991 - Strasbourg (w/Rehe), Milan (w/Collins); 1989 - Oklahoma City (w/Nagelson), Newport (w/G. Fernandez), Indianapolis (w/K. Adams), Brighton (w/K. Adams), European Open (w/K. Adams); 1988 - Chicago (w/Nagelsen), Dallas (w/Pfaff), US Hardcourts (w/Sukova), Hilton Head (w/Navratilova), Brighton (w/Nagelsen); 1987 - Canadian Open (w/Garrison), New Orleans (w/Garrison), Mahwah (w/G. Fernandez), Newport (w/G. Fernandez), US Indoors (w/G. Fernandez); 1986 - Argentinian Open (w/Paz), Indianapolis (w/Garrison), Puerto Rico (w/Paz); 1983 - Bakersfield (w/K. Copeland).


MIXED DOUBLES

Winner (1): 1988 - Roland Garros (w/Lozano).


:bounce: I love Lori. Ive also been very lucky to meet Lori over the past 2 years when she was coaching Coetzer :hearts: :drool: :kiss: :lick: :worship:

Grice
Mar 30th, 2005, 02:30 AM
:wavey: Besides Martina HINGIS .... Lori is one of my 'retired' faves. Shes a beautiful person. :)


:hearts: LORI MCNEIL (USA) :hearts:

http://www.wtatour.com/global/photos/150x200/130049.jpg


1992 - At season-ending Championships, upset Graf in 1r; first time since October 1985 Graf was d. before QF and marked her earliest exit in 100 tournaments :hearts: :kiss:


1994 - After two rain delays, knocked out No. 1 seed and defending champion Graf in 1r of Wimbledon, marking first time in Grand Slam history that a defending champion suffered a 1r loss; :hearts: :kiss:



wow that's pretty impressive :eek:

F-R-E-A-K
Mar 30th, 2005, 03:27 AM
wow that's pretty impressive :eek:


:worship: I totally agree! :kiss: :hearts:

Lori :worship: :kiss: :hearts: :drool: :lick: :bounce:

¤CharlDa¤
Mar 30th, 2005, 03:36 AM
Stephanie Dubois and Marie-Eve Pelletier, two incredible players, great people in life, great inspiration!

JLDementieva
Mar 30th, 2005, 03:36 AM
Steffi was, is, and always will be my #1 favorite!

Sevenseas
Mar 30th, 2005, 07:42 AM
:worship: My all-time favorite, STEFFI! :worship:


Barbara Schett! :bowdown:

F-R-E-A-K
Mar 30th, 2005, 09:38 PM
bump :)

rhz
Feb 17th, 2006, 04:04 AM
Allez Yayuk