The qualifying for this tournament in Cholburi, Thailand started today.
The top two qualifying seeds, Lukaszewicz and Kersten (both AUS) got byes. Hannah Grady and Daniella Dominikovic beat local players 6-1, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0 respectively. The shame is that they'll have to play each other to decide who qualifies for the main draw
The other Aussie (Giltinan) in the qualifiers also won
Mar 24th, 2002, 08:55 AM
go Daniella ;) good luck girl :)
Hannah v Daniella ..... toughie :eek:
Mar 24th, 2002, 09:26 AM
anyone got info on hannah? I really hope Daniella takes this opportunity..shes played a fair amount of itf the past few weeks and is overdue IMO for a few good wins ;):)...Hannah should be tough judging from the scores tho
Olivia should qualify hand down , easily...she's just soo intense and mentally tough :)
Mar 24th, 2002, 11:55 AM
Final round quali.V close match.
First set Hannah 7-5
2nd set Dani 7-6
3rd set played straight tie-break won by Dani::mad:
Mar 24th, 2002, 12:03 PM
ooh daniella will be a force now IMO......after showing such tenacity im sure shell be a handful now having had an easy and tough win already to whever she plays in rd1 , as long as it isnt a seed
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Mar 24th, 2002, 09:07 PM
Hannah Grady is a future GB Number 1
To get more information there's a biography of her on
Mar 25th, 2002, 03:24 AM
well done Daniella ;)
bad luck Hannah, she has some potential :) but being Brit #1 isn't too hard to achieve.
Just hope there were some GB girls in top 100 then we wouldnt have to see Tim all time :p
Mar 25th, 2002, 04:02 PM
I think part of the problem is that most of the British juniors just play in domestic non-ranking tournaments most of the time. Is this short-sightedness from the LTA? Very possibly
Only the top 3 or 4 play in international tournaments. Compare this to say, Russia which has lots of players on the circuit. The LTA should also promote more international junior tournaments itself. If you look at www.***************** compare the number of international events listed for the UK compared with other major countries. Guess what! The comparison is not favourable.
Mar 25th, 2002, 11:29 PM
I agree bluepastures,
I think the British girls need to start competing more against players from other countries, because playing against eachother isn't enough. There really aren't any largely hyped players for the UK right now, and some of the more recent hopes have faded mainly to the same level of some of the more highly established veteran players for them. If they are showing signs of early talent, the only way to keep improving is to work against the better players. By playing against the same level it's hard to really improve a whole lot or match up against a higher level of player and by playing more internationally, it could give them a chance to at least guage where there games are really at with the top juniors and see what parts of their game need to be worked on.
Mar 25th, 2002, 11:56 PM
(1)Silvana Bauer (NED) vs. bye
(Q)Lara Giltinan (AUS) def. Maya Ariana Rosa (INA) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Tiffany Welford (AUS) def. Megan Falcon (USA) 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
(15)Czarina Mae Arevalo (PHI) vs. bye
(12)Charlene Vanneste vs. bye
(Q)Karamontee Siriluthaiwattana (THA) def. (LL)Hannah Grady (GBR) 7-6, 6-4
Miljana Adanko (HUN) def. (WC)Pichittra Thongdach (THA) 6-2, 7-6
(5)Da-Jung Hong (KOR) vs. bye
well done Ivanna, Beier, Pichaya, Elise, and Mandy :)
too bad for Czarina, and Darya :(
Mar 27th, 2002, 03:31 AM
Well done Dasha :)
she's recovered from her illness of last week :)
a great win ;) now go Dasha ;)
Mar 27th, 2002, 02:18 PM
Keep going Da-Jung, Beier, Diana, Pichaya, Dasha, and Mandy!!!!
Mar 28th, 2002, 04:52 AM
What the hell is up with Adriana Szili? :confused: Terrible score :o
Mar 28th, 2002, 08:56 AM
PolishProdigy...youre right i think she is Polish background
i saw her quaterfinal win and semifinal win over Dominikovic in Wollongong a few weeks ago..she plays unorthox with two hands on both sides like Monica Seles, but it isnt a power game ,she relies on speed and good precision.....she imparts a good deal of topspin on her flairsome strokes!
i think shes just like 13?...btw she won Adeliade(grade5 itf) , Wollongong(grade5 itf) and made the semis in Indonesia(Grade 3)......now shes kicking butt here in a Grade1! Its been a very solid start for her! her first ITF tournament was in adelaide where she was UNRANKED and withint two weeks she had TWO tourneys under her belt and a top 200 junior itf ranking :bounce: