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Rising Sun
Mar 20th, 2002, 10:05 AM
$25,000, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIE

08 Apr 2002 - 14 Apr 2002 Last Updated: 2 Apr 2002


Rank Date: 18 Mar 2002

19 March 2002 International Tennis Federation

Main Draw Nation Ranking Prot'd Points Information

1 JEON Mi-Ra (06/02/1978) KOR 243
2 HISAMATSU Shiho (04/07/1979) JPN 259
3 YOSHIDA Yuka (01/04/1976) JPN 269
4 TONG Ka-Po (17/03/1981) HKG 273
5 LIU Nan-Nan (19/06/1983) CHN 281
6 INOUE Haruka (07/06/1977) JPN 285
7 TAKASE Ayami (13/12/1978) JPN 320
8 PENG Shuai (08/01/1986) CHN 332
9 KIM Jin-Hee (14/06/1981) KOR 368
10 CHAKRAVARTHI Rushmi (09/10/1977) IND 390
11 SUN Tian-Tian (12/10/1981) CHN 398
12 ITO Chisayo (10/07/1981) JPN 409
13 AOYAMA Kaori (26/08/1981) JPN 414
14 KINJO Satomi (13/10/1980) JPN 418
15 O'CONNOR Tracey (24/09/1982) NZL 426
16 ZHENG Jie (05/07/1983) CHN 441
17 VIRATPRASERT Suchanan (01/01/1983) THA 445
18 YAN Zi (12/11/1984) CHN 448
19 TAKEMURA Ryoko (02/06/1976) JPN 458
20 FREYE Kirstin (29/05/1975) GER 466
21 SCARTONI Monica (20/04/1978) ITA 468
22 WENG Tzu-Ting (01/07/1978) TPE 471
23 VESENJAK Urska (12/09/1982) SLO 479
24 OKAMOTO Seiko (14/03/1978) JPN 512
25 KINEBUCHI Akiko (23/10/1977) JPN 513


32 Qualifying Nation Ranking Prot'd Points Information

1 TEZUKA Remi (09/06/1980) JPN 514
2 LI Ting (05/01/1980) CHN 540
3 UMEHARA Sachie (26/11/1978) JPN 543
4 ARAI Maki (23/12/1982) JPN 558
5 LIU Jing-Jing (02/09/1983) CHN 561
6 YONEMURA Tomoko (01/07/1982) JPN 576 =
7 VESENJAK Masa (12/09/1982) SLO 580
8 IIJIMA Kumiko (22/10/1982) JPN 599
9 TONGSALEE Napaporn (21/10/1979) THA 610
10 DZIAMIDZENKA Natalia (09/11/1983) BLR 635
11 TAIRA Tomoko (22/07/1981) JPN 663
12 MATIC Antonia (31/12/1984) GER 668
13 KHOO Chin-Bee (04/05/1977) MAS 670
14 WADA Nana (04/09/1979) JPN 679
15 CHAO Hsiao-Han (21/02/1984) TPE 682
16 RATANAKRONG Prariyawan (03/01/1984) THA 685
17 THIMJAPO Chattida (05/10/1982) THA 761
18 ATAKA Miyako (05/04/1969) JPN 769
19 KATSUMI Shizu (09/06/1976) JPN 771
20 CHOPTANG Wilawan (18/04/1984) THA 853
21 CHANG Kyung-Mi (25/02/1982) KOR 864
22 HORIKAWA Naoko (05/02/1980) JPN 880 =
23 NAKAJIMA Chiaki (28/02/1979) JPN 965
24 KURIOKA Satoko (08/09/1976) JPN 973 =
25 OKAZAKI Hiromi (13/02/1978) JPN 1049 =
26 NAGANO Chie (11/05/1977) JPN 1119 =
MDO MOLCHIN Marike (13/06/1986) GER 1119
27 SAKAI Misae (26/02/1979) JPN 1151 =
28 TAI Lan-Lan (11/03/1982) TPE 1162 =


Alternates Nation Ranking Prot'd Points Information

1 ZOTTA Alexandra (02/10/1982) ROM 1170
2 LUDWIG Nicole (08/04/1987) GER 1.50
3 INOUE Mari (27/12/1984) JPN 0.50


Withdrawals Nation Ranking Prot'd Points Information

1 STEPHENS Shelley (29/07/1978) NZL 291 25/03/02
2 ADAMCZAK Monique (21/01/1983) AUS 361 26/03/02
3 NATHAN Andrea (04/02/1978) USA 427 26/03/02
4 COOPER Annica (02/09/1978) USA 496 26/03/02
MDO MENS Jolanda (04/02/1978) NED 508 02/04/02
5 VAN DEN HURK Andrea (26/06/1979) NED 563 02/04/02
6 TAMEISHI Keiko (22/04/1977) JPN 601 02/04/02
7 FREUDENBERG Brandi (12/06/1979) USA 612 26/03/02
MDO FIERS Jennifer (23/08/1975) USA 640 = 26/03/02
8 NAKAMURA Aiko (28/12/1983) JPN 683 25/03/02
9 ZACHARIADOU Christina (28/08/1974) GRE 691 02/04/02
10 LIU Amber (06/07/1984) USA 708 26/03/02
11 VENKATARAMAN Archana (11/10/1978) IND 725 = 26/03/02
12 VARMUZA Ludmila (25/02/1979) SMR 772 26/03/02
13 ETZEL Franziska (22/11/1983) GER 797 02/04/02
14 CHEUNG Lauren (11/04/1984) AUS 905 = 25/03/02
15 PRIMO Ariela (11/03/1983) BRA 964 02/04/02
16 TURINSKY Catherine (06/12/1972) GER 996 25/03/02
17 UCHIDA Motoe (21/05/1976) JPN 1092 = 02/04/02
18 VENKATARAMAN Arthi (23/07/1974) IND 1110 26/03/02
19 SUZUKI Madoka (22/05/1981) JPN 0.25 02/04/02
20 WATANABE Ryoko (13/09/1983) JPN 0.25 02/04/02
21 NISHIENOKIDA Tamae (09/12/1984) JPN 0.25 28/03/02
22 FUJII Hitomi (12/08/1984) JPN 28/03/02
23 KINJO Mio (16/02/1984) JPN 28/03/02
24 CHAO Hsiao-Wen (16/07/1985) TPE 27/03/02
25 SUZUKI Utako (12/08/1982) JPN 18/03/02

Steveg
Mar 20th, 2002, 12:48 PM
LI Na's not here :sad: but at least most Chinese are :D .

It nearly looks like a Japanese - Chinese tournament.

I wonder why there are so many Japanese players ;) .

Good also to see some Thai players coming :) .

Steveg
Mar 20th, 2002, 11:48 PM
I had not even realised : Yuka Yoshida should be here too :D .

AUSBOY
Mar 21st, 2002, 12:19 AM
This is ridiculous!!!

Only 2 aussies, Monique Adamzcak and Lauren Cheung!

This is one of the cheapest, most economical places for Aussies to fly to yet no players want to go to pick up some of the easiest $25K tournament points they can get as the field is very weak here!

I can't understand this! Kristen van elden, Sam Stosur, Annabel Ellwood, Jaslyn Hewitt, Michelle Summerside, should all be here!

Steveg
Mar 21st, 2002, 03:27 AM
Originally posted by AUSBOY
This is ridiculous!!!

Only 2 aussies, Monique Adamzcak and Lauren Cheung!

This is one of the cheapest, most economical places for Aussies to fly to yet no players want to go to pick up some of the easiest $25K tournament points they can get as the field is very weak here!

I can't understand this! Kristen van elden, Sam Stosur, Annabel Ellwood, Jaslyn Hewitt, Michelle Summerside, should all be here!

The rankings are certainly lower than last year but the field is not as weak as it seems :) . The rankings do not reflect the level of the players as far as China is concerned and the Fed Cup in Guang Zhou earlier this month proved it with China crushing all their opponents :D , including players around the 100 spot.

I agree though it's a pity that not more players are coming from Australia.

I see that Shelley (NZL) is coming one more time here and some players are coming back for the 3rd year in a row. Not only is the place cheap but fun too. I have heard only positive feedback from players I talked to about this tourney. They really enjoy it.

Maybe the late publication of this event in the ITF tournaments schedule is the reason why there are not more Australian players :confused: .

jirobkk
Mar 23rd, 2002, 09:03 AM
Hey Steveg,:wavey:
Glad to know there are many Chinese and Japanese players in this tournament. There are only four Thai's players. I hope you will support them on my behalf.:hearts: :hearts:

1. VIRATPRASERT Suchanan ( Jan )
2. TONGSALEE Napaporn ( Robbie )
3. RATANAKRONG Prariyawan ( Mo )
4. THIMJAPO Chattida ( Pak Pow )
5. CHOPTANG Wilawan ( ????? )

I gave them the tournament information after I recieved mail from you.:hearts:

Looking forward for your tournament report and beautiful pictures.:D

Steveg
Mar 23rd, 2002, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by jirobkk
Hey Steveg,:wavey:
Glad to know there are many Chinese and Japanese players in this tournament. There are only four Thai's players.
I gave them the tournament information after I recieved mail from you.:hearts:

Looking forward for your tournament report and beautiful pictures.:D

Hello Jiro :wavey: ,

thanks for forwarding information to them. As I said, it is great to have these Thai players here :D .

I'll do my best to support them. And I should be able to take some pics of them too :D . I am certain you will also have some message to forward to them, won't you ;) . I think I'll wish them luck on your behalf :) .

Steveg
Mar 25th, 2002, 05:20 PM
Any update available of the commitments list :confused: ?

bluepastures
Mar 29th, 2002, 07:38 PM
Is there a website for this tournament?

Steveg
Mar 29th, 2002, 11:15 PM
Nope, but you can ask me if you are looking for some information during the tournament :) .

Luke, could you please remove Shelley in the list above? It keeps reminding me that she has withdrawn for Dinan :sad: .

Rising Sun
Mar 30th, 2002, 03:56 AM
List updated. :)

Rising Sun
Apr 2nd, 2002, 01:20 PM
List updated for final time. :)

Steveg
Apr 2nd, 2002, 02:34 PM
Thanks Luke :) ,
everyone still in since last time :D .

I'll start charging my batteries for my digital camera as from tomorrow.

4 more days before the qualies :bounce: !!

jirobkk
Apr 3rd, 2002, 12:32 PM
Hi Steveg,:wavey:

Thanks for Tammy's score even she lost.:sad: :sad:

BTW, our Thai's girls will leave for Vietnam on Friday.:D
Hope they have a great time in Vietnam.:hearts:

TS
Apr 3rd, 2002, 12:41 PM
Well AUsboy, looks like we have no-one in the draw now :(

Both Monique and Lauren withdrew. I see heaps of Aussies in the Seoul commitments, so thats something at least :rolleyes:

Steveg
Apr 3rd, 2002, 12:51 PM
Hi Jiro :wavey: ,

I saw yesterday you were still up late waiting for the score and it was actually available on the Sanex WTA Tour site. Which is why I posted it ;) .

I will most probably see your friends on Saturday morning. I guess they will be arriving from Bangkok with the Thai Airways evening flight, right :) .

Just in case and if you have time, can you please tell them, in case transportation to the hotel is not provided :

- at the airport, they should take a AIRPORT TAXI. It is widely available
- they should go by the meter and insist for the taxi to start the meter. No need to negociate. In 90% of the cases, they would end up losing.
- they should not forget to change a little bit of money at the airport, would it be only to pay the taxi fare (around Vietnam Dong 45,000 to Vietnam Dong 55,000 from the airport to the hotel. As an indication USD 1 = VND 15,130 approximately).
- Taxi drivers usually can speak English quite well (in particular with AIRPORT Taxi), so there should not be too much of a problem.

If they have any problem at any time, they can just give me a ring (though I know that a representative from the ITF will be arriving on Thursday and be staying at the same hotel). I'll be sending you my contact details by PM that you can forward to them.