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andrewC
Jan 19th, 2005, 02:40 PM
A little show of support on a small corner of the World Wide Web for the Chinese Number 4 :bounce:

Hoping she can get back into the top 100 in 2005, stay there and progress further :D

Not a good showing so far in Australia, but here's hoping she manages to find consistency instead of bagelling someone in one set then losing it in 3 :o haha

Good luck Tian2 :lick: ;)

tom2791
Jan 19th, 2005, 08:43 PM
Good luck Tian Tian :D

andrewC
Feb 7th, 2005, 11:33 PM
Tian Tian Beat Nemeckova 6-2 6-4 in 1st round of Hyderabad, rather convincing! Hope she keeps up good form for more than one match at a time in a tournament! Well done anyway! Dont let Li Ting catch you in the rankings hehe :banana:

andrewC
Feb 8th, 2005, 11:54 PM
Good luck against Tanasugarn in 2nd round in Hyderabad... Some good quality points to be had there if you can pull it off Tian2 :D after tammy, a good chance of progressign further too? hehe i won't tempt fate this time... :banana:

andrewC
Feb 9th, 2005, 02:59 PM
6-2 6-1 winner!! :banana: knew she could do it, but still can't quite believe she beat tanasugarn! :D Now kill ALG :P

andrewC
Feb 10th, 2005, 10:06 PM
7-6 (5) 6-3 loser today, but good show against ALG. encouraging! keep going Tian Tian :D hope you have a good go of the american hardcourts in the next few months :lick: :yeah:

andrewC
Feb 12th, 2005, 01:48 AM
Sun/Li, hope you beat Zheng/Yan in the doubles final at hyderabad :D

andrewC
Feb 12th, 2005, 05:44 PM
:( dont want zheng and yan to take over as chinese number one, but well done for beating sun/li :D

andrewC
Feb 19th, 2005, 07:37 PM
Go Sun! beat Yan Zi today, 6-2 6-1, hopefully you'll qualify for main draw at Doha and pick up large points :D scared for you playing Sam Stosur next though! :scared: :bolt:

andrewC
Feb 20th, 2005, 12:14 AM
"And the Chinese government has made it clear that when their players succeed, they will be rewarded. When the women's doubles team won gold at Athens, Belleville said each received the equivalent of $300,000, two cars, a house and real estate."

Way to go Tian2!
article: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/content/sports/epaper/2005/02/02/a14c_itc_0202.html

andrewC
Feb 20th, 2005, 06:32 PM
Stosur - Sun 3-6 6-3 7-5
unlucky, good try though :yeah:

andrewC
Feb 23rd, 2005, 09:35 AM
Tian Tian, you make it so hard for your supporters! Losing to Asagoe and Camerin in the first round of doubles at Doha :bigcry:
better luck in your next tournament, hopefully its dubai and hopefully you qualify for maindraw singles and have a good run in doubles :yeah: :banana:

andrewC
Feb 25th, 2005, 03:10 PM
Sun v Sammy Stosur again in qualifying, this time in Dubai. Hopefully you'll manage to take the first set again and close it out in 2! Go Tian Tian! :banana:

andrewC
Feb 26th, 2005, 10:25 PM
aww Tian Tian so close :bigcry: :sad:
7-6, 5-7 6-7 loser to Sammy Stosur. Good to know you can hold your own with a power server, Better luck with the next tournament, hope you kick some major ass this year just keep up your confidence and your play like today :) :banana:

You still rule :D

andrewC
Feb 28th, 2005, 09:26 PM
hehe revenge on sammy stosur finally, Sun/Li beat Pratt/Stosur 6-2 6-2 :yeah:
too easy :p

andrewC
Mar 25th, 2005, 08:10 PM
Good luck to Sun in the Chinese National Games... into the last 8 i believe in singles, but needs to win the play offs to get into the doubles championship cos her partner is not highly ranked. Hope her partner isn't a liability!
:banana: go Sun!

Ellery
Mar 25th, 2005, 08:14 PM
Go Sun!

andrewC
Mar 27th, 2005, 12:58 AM
Through to the semi's in the singles competition at the national games... keep going Tian2! :D

andrewC
Mar 27th, 2005, 07:32 PM
Sun beat either Li Na or Zheng Jie to get into the finals :D :woohoo: but was beaten by Peng Shuai 6-1 6-1 in the final. Shame :( but good performance Sun! Kick some ass on the WTA tour now! :banana:

Eiffel
Mar 29th, 2005, 06:52 AM
http://photo.sohu.com/20050329/Img224906741.jpg


Ting and Tiantian are share the "Roland Garros" cake. Chinese team clay season will stay in Si Chuan. Maybe they won't play any tournament until Franch open.:tape:

andrewC
Mar 29th, 2005, 07:43 PM
I thought the chinese contingent were playing at Estoril in Portugal, just prior to Roland Garros? I'm sure they are on the acceptance lists...

But anyway, doesn't Tian Tian look cute lol :D

andrewC
Apr 7th, 2005, 09:52 AM
Tian2, runner up in national games, now chinese number 6 :eek: rank 166... li ting 164, liu nan nan 165. i guess its because shes not played any of the big american tournaments this year :fiery:
win loads of matches on clay sun :yeah: :banana:

Ellery
Apr 7th, 2005, 12:18 PM
Oh my! Tiantian is really Chinese number 6 now! Oh well, that shouldn't last very long...

andrewC
Apr 10th, 2005, 04:27 PM
I can see Na, Zheng and Shuai playing in Estoril, Strasbourg and i think Rome too on the acceptance lists, to warm up for the French Open, but on some of the qualifying lists Tian Tian isn't named in the same tournaments.... She should play in these to carry on her good form from the National Games! Does anyone know why she's not playing?
By the way, does anyone know who she beat in the semi's, Zheng or Na, to play Shuai in the finals of the national games? Any answers appreciated!

andrewC
Apr 12th, 2005, 10:49 AM
well Tian2's only got 15.5 points to defend until the end of may from last year, so hopefully she doesn't drop down the rankings too much further... now 167 :eek: :fiery: just hope she plays some tournaments before RG so she can get into qualifying...

Pierre Montagne
Apr 14th, 2005, 08:32 AM
I can see Na, Zheng and Shuai playing in Estoril, Strasbourg and i think Rome too on the acceptance lists, to warm up for the French Open, but on some of the qualifying lists Tian Tian isn't named in the same tournaments.... She should play in these to carry on her good form from the National Games! Does anyone know why she's not playing?
By the way, does anyone know who she beat in the semi's, Zheng or Na, to play Shuai in the finals of the national games? Any answers appreciated!
She would have met Li Na or Zheng Jie in the semifinal(I don't remember which one), but her oppenent withdrew, so Tiantian advanced to the final.

andrewC
Apr 15th, 2005, 11:59 AM
sun tian tian now ranked 172, and not on any entry lists for any european clay court tournaments...
:retard: :unsure: :awww: :tears: :confused: :help:

Ellery
Apr 15th, 2005, 12:22 PM
I wonder what's happening with her too... She really isn't participating in clay tournaments in Europe before RG? :confused: :confused:

andrewC
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:47 PM
I guess for Tian Tian, her nation comes first again, just like in the National Games qualification last month. She is playing in the fed cup, along with na, zheng and doubles partner ting, starting on the 18th April. Go Tian2! China has a good chance of making it to the world group II this year :D

andrewC
Apr 23rd, 2005, 12:25 AM
Go China, winners of Pool A in Asia/Oceania group I of Fed Cup!
Now, since Li Na has problems with her visa, now is the time for you to shine Tian Tian! You have a good record in Fed Cup, singles and doubles. Now get Stosur back for helping to put you in the low top 200! :banana:

Ellery
Apr 23rd, 2005, 03:34 PM
Well done, Tiantian, for defeating Evie Dominikovic 75 63!

andrewC
Apr 23rd, 2005, 06:05 PM
Woohoo!! :banana: knew Sun would pull through, she's a fighter :D hope she can take some of this form onto the WTA tour, its sad shes so low in the rankings!

But, for now, WELL DONE TIAN2!!!! :yeah:

andrewC
Apr 28th, 2005, 09:05 PM
Sun and Li into semi finals of doubles in Estoril... with Zi/Zheng out the way, the title is yours! you've not won a title for a while, so give it your all :yeah: :banana:

Ellery
Apr 28th, 2005, 09:55 PM
Well done, Tiantian (and Ting) for reaching the semifinals at Estoril! :bounce:

At least not all Chinese teams messed up :rolleyes:

andrewC
Apr 30th, 2005, 05:58 PM
woohoo tian2 and ting won the doubles 6-3 6-1 vs nagyova and kraijek! 6th wta tour women's doubles title! now if only you could win a singles... lol
:banana: go tian tian

Ellery
Apr 30th, 2005, 06:45 PM
Yay! Well done!

andrewC
May 1st, 2005, 02:10 AM
Tian Tian is playing qualifying rounds at Rabat... Too bad she will need to beat Zi Yan on the way to qualifying for the MD... Poor Yan has had awful draws! Tian Tian should qualify with no problems, but you never know with this girl :o :tape:
haha
:banana: kick some ass Sun!

andrewC
May 2nd, 2005, 04:01 AM
Aww Sun defeats Los Anjos in Q1 6-0 6-0 but loses to Yan Zi in Q2 :mad: :sad: you trashed her in the middle east in february! Damn inconsistency again!
Maybe you were tired after travelling from Estoril, and also cos you played two matches in a day though :D
Well done to Yan though :yeah:
As for Li Ting in Rabat... :rolleyes:
Win the doubles or else!

Ellery
May 2nd, 2005, 10:01 PM
Tiantian :sad: :rolleyes:

Well done to Zi, though!

andrewC
May 6th, 2005, 07:01 PM
good luck Tian Tian, hope you manage to win the doubles at Rabat :D
also, glad to see you playing singles in Strasbourg, do yourself proud :)

Ellery
May 7th, 2005, 01:28 PM
Bad loss to Loit/Strycova, Tiantian and Ting.

Anyways, please qualify for Roma, Tiantian and Ting! (You both have great draws!) :bounce:

andrewC
May 8th, 2005, 12:45 PM
Tian Tian goes and loses in Q1 in Rome... :o

You can do better than that, please!

Ellery
May 8th, 2005, 01:14 PM
Tiantian :rolleyes: :fiery:

andrewC
May 14th, 2005, 11:59 AM
winable draw in Strasbourg, hope you qualify TianTian :D :yeah:

Ellery
May 14th, 2005, 01:38 PM
Go Tiantian! :worship: :bounce:

andrewC
May 15th, 2005, 10:39 AM
Time to beat Evie Dominikovic again, you did it in Fed Cup so I hope you can do it again :banana:

andrewC
May 15th, 2005, 05:21 PM
Tian Tian played two matches today, beat both Evie Dominikovic (number 7 seed, 6-4 6-3) and Frederica Piedade, Portuguese clay courter (6-4 6-3 again)
:banana: :D qualify and hope you get a non-seed in the MD! finger crossed...

Ellery
May 15th, 2005, 09:13 PM
Well done, Tiantian! Now qualify!

andrewC
May 16th, 2005, 11:32 AM
aww Tian Tian lost to Sromova 6-0 6-4 :sad: what happened to you in the first set?!
No doubles in Strasbourg either... does anyone know if Tian Tian and Ting have split as a doubles team?

Steveg
May 16th, 2005, 07:44 PM
aww Tian Tian lost to Sromova 6-0 6-4 :sad: what happened to you in the first set?!
No doubles in Strasbourg either... does anyone know if Tian Tian and Ting have split as a doubles team?
You can bet that SUN Tian-Tian does not want to be stuck in Strasbourg for days in the rain (like last year).

And will prefer to try her luck in Roland Garros singles qualifyings starting this Wednesday.

andrewC
May 16th, 2005, 11:06 PM
You can bet that SUN Tian-Tian does not want to be stuck in Strasbourg for days in the rain (like last year).

And will prefer to try her luck in Roland Garros singles qualifyings starting this Wednesday.


Here Here, I guess you're right :D

I just wish she was more consistent and gets into the MD at RG... I really want her to do well!

andrewC
May 17th, 2005, 01:01 PM
Tian Tian got the LL for Strasbourg main draw, vs Srebotnik which was winnable, but think she's going to RG anyway to play tomorrow. good luck Sun!

andrewC
May 17th, 2005, 01:34 PM
Asia/Oceania Junior Fed Cup Qualifiers

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http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/news/newsarticle.asp?id=13236

Well done Hong Kong!!!! Unexpected 3rd place!

China, convincing

andrewC
May 18th, 2005, 07:46 PM
Sun beat Shiho Hisamatsu 6-1 4-6 6-0, Q1 at Roland Garros :D
She never wins in two sets! :fiery: :mad:

Ellery
May 18th, 2005, 09:04 PM
Congrats, Tiantian!

Steveg
May 18th, 2005, 09:36 PM
Sun beat Shiho Hisamatsu 6-1 4-6 6-0, Q1 at Roland Garros :D
She never wins in two sets! :fiery: :mad:
She could not keep her focus and got drawn into Shiho's rythm. SUN Tian-Tian took a break after the 2nd sed to re-focus and impose her style.

For the side story, Shiho came to Roland Garros with her brother :)

Ellery
May 19th, 2005, 11:57 AM
Tiantian defeated Adriana Serra Zanetti 6-0, 6-2! :hearts: :banana:

andrewC
May 19th, 2005, 04:38 PM
Wow thats good! :bounce: :worship:

She needs to impose her game on her opponents, cos this is what happens when she does! Now, please please PLEASE beat Sofia Arvidsson! Qualify!!!
:lick: :D :drool:

andrewC
May 19th, 2005, 06:01 PM
interresting note from her match against Hisamatsu... In the final set bagel Sun gave Shiho, Shiho only won 6 points :tape:

Ellery
May 19th, 2005, 09:45 PM
interresting note from her match against Hisamatsu... In the final set bagel Sun gave Shiho, Shiho only won 6 points :tape:

Wow, that's very dominating performance. Actually, today, Tiantian could have double bagelled Adriana. However, she wasted MPs. ;)

andrewC
May 21st, 2005, 02:48 AM
oh well, another year gone by without RG MD. Lost in Q3 to Sofia Arvidsson 6-4 6-1 :sobbing:
Did the best out of the chinese girls in qualifying though! :D

Ellery
May 21st, 2005, 12:34 PM
:crying2: :crying2: Now good luck in doubles!

Ellery
May 27th, 2005, 10:29 PM
Li/Sun reached the 3rd round in RG after defeating (9) Medina Garrigues/Safina 6-7, 7-5, 7-5! :D

Steveg
May 27th, 2005, 10:54 PM
Li/Sun reached the 3rd round in RG after defeating (9) Medina Garrigues/Safina 6-7, 7-5, 7-5! :DIt was a great match to watch ;) .

andrewC
May 27th, 2005, 11:47 PM
are they looking like a team thats hard to beat steve?
thanks :)

Steveg
May 28th, 2005, 06:22 PM
I don't want to jinx them but they pulled out a great fight in their 2nd round match.

They always had the lead in the 2nd and 3rd set but were broken back often (Ting losing her game).

The good point is that they kept extremely focused after losing the tie-break in the 1st set.

Surprisingly enough, Dinara appeared to me as the weak link in this match (though she did extremely well at the net), being particularly nervous.

According to the tournament schedule, Ting / Tian-Tian should have 2 days rest (Sat + Sun), but we will know for sure only later tonight (the Sunday schedule being released only after 20:30 this Sat from what I understand).

andrewC
May 28th, 2005, 07:29 PM
I noticed watching the Olympics last year it was Ting who was broken more often... Does Tian Tian still dictate the baseline rallies? Aww i hope they do really well here, especially since they won't be at Wimbledon, which I'd love Tian Tian to win the doubles in :D

Ellery
May 30th, 2005, 06:32 PM
Ting and Tiantian defeated Husarova/Martinez 76 62!

Congrats for reaching your first ever GS quarterfinal, Ting and Tiantian! :D :bounce:

andrewC
May 30th, 2005, 08:57 PM
Wowee!
Keep goin Tian2 :)
And go Ting for playing so well too :D
Is it Huber/Black, 2nd seeds next? I think they beat Yan/Zheng today...

Ellery
May 30th, 2005, 09:40 PM
Wowee!
Keep goin Tian2 :)
And go Ting for playing so well too :D
Is it Huber/Black, 2nd seeds next? I think they beat Yan/Zheng today...

Yup, Li/Sun are facing (2)Black/Huber next. Good luck and go for your first GS title! :D :bounce:

Steveg
May 31st, 2005, 07:10 PM
Wowee!
Keep goin Tian2 :)
And go Ting for playing so well too :D
Is it Huber/Black, 2nd seeds next? I think they beat Yan/Zheng today...
Huber / Black beat Yan / Zheng so that they are leading their HTH 2-1 YTD.

LI / Sun have not met this team yet, but faced Huber twice. They beat Huber / Sugiyama but lost to Huber / Mirza.

Pengwin
Jun 1st, 2005, 12:23 AM
They're on the Lenglen court tomorrow :)

andrewC
Jun 1st, 2005, 02:32 AM
Good luck girls :D

Pengwin
Jun 1st, 2005, 01:01 PM
:sad:

andrewC
Jun 1st, 2005, 06:41 PM
Good show in Paris Tian2 and Ting, QF is not bad at all! You did better than the number 1 chinese doubles pair, so thats good. I was hoping you'd beat Black/Huber so you could meet Ruano Pascual and Suarez in the finals... you beat both separately at the Olympics, you would have had a good chance. Good show overall :D

Ellery
Jun 1st, 2005, 08:38 PM
:crying2: :crying2:

andrewC
Jun 2nd, 2005, 01:47 AM
Great avatar Hautbois, by the way!

andrewC
Jun 2nd, 2005, 01:56 AM
On a side note, Sun Tian Tian is back up to 150 in the rankings, Chinese rank number 5 again, after a decent showing in the qualies at RG. Hope she does not lose too much ground on the competition during Wimbledon, which of course she won't be playing :sobbing:

andrewC
Jun 7th, 2005, 06:23 PM
Tian Tian has a good draw in Beijing 50k, hope she takes advantage and gets to at least the semis vs Jie, maybe even getting to the finals and winning her first 50k tournament :D Best of luck Sun :banana:

Ellery
Jun 7th, 2005, 09:24 PM
Actually, I think Tiantian has a rather tough draw. Yan can be tough, and Marina is very talented. Anyways, go Tiantian! :D

andrewC
Jun 8th, 2005, 06:43 PM
Sun Tian Tian destroyed Cassandra Barr 6-0 6-1 in Beijing 1st Round... Why not the double bagel? :lol:
Keep it up girl, win this thing! I'm not looking forward to when Tian2 will lose 84 points after her good showing at Wimbledon last summer :sobbing:

Ellery
Jun 8th, 2005, 07:46 PM
I am really not interested in seeing Tiantian's ranking after Wimbledon :tape: :scared: :scared:

And I am not too interested in Ting's ranking after Guangzhou either :scared: :scared:

Pengwin
Jun 10th, 2005, 09:36 PM
:sad: Go Tian Tian :)

andrewC
Jun 11th, 2005, 05:15 PM
Never mind Tian Tian, QF points at a 50k is better than none i suppose :) Zi has been playing very weel all week, good luck to her in the finals.
Do your self proud at the nationals :D

andrewC
Jun 13th, 2005, 06:31 PM
Li/Sun lost to Yan/Zheng 6-1 7-5 in Beijing, never mind :sobbing:
Li was probably tired after winning the singles! rather convincingly against Yan too, 6-1 6-3? well done

andrewC
Jun 17th, 2005, 05:56 PM
Tian Tian back up to 143... chinese number 4 again... but not for long once those wimbledon points come off... she'll be in the high 200's by then :bigcry:

Ellery
Jun 17th, 2005, 06:00 PM
Don't worry, AndrewC, Tiantian will not stay in the 200's for long, she will climb back up to where she really belongs! :D

andrewC
Jun 23rd, 2005, 09:26 PM
202... not as bad as I first thought, but still, abysmal! Hope you have a good hardcourt season after the national games tiantian :D

Ellery
Jun 28th, 2005, 06:39 PM
In the Fed Cup play-offs, if Na and Shuai don't play, Tiantian will probably play singles for China, right? :confused:

Zeng
Jun 29th, 2005, 10:52 AM
I think so..
But it's hard to say now..

andrewC
Jul 20th, 2005, 12:23 PM
Finally, i return from my travels :D

Sad to see Tian Tian as China's number 6 again, and if Yan keeps playing well like she did at Modena then Tian Tian will be number 7 :bigcry:

Anyone know where Sun's playing next? She usually does well in the hardcourt tournaments, hope she can string together a few good results :banana:

p.s. great performances in the doubles of fed cup tian tian :yeah:

andrewC
Jul 24th, 2005, 02:39 PM
Anyone know what US Open warm up tournies Sun will play, or is she being told to concentrate on doubles with Ting? I hope not the latter :(

Rising Sun
Jul 24th, 2005, 02:50 PM
Looks like she'll be concentrating on doubles with Ting, since they haven't entered any challengers as of yet. :rolleyes:

I assume she'll play Bronx prior to US Open qualies...

I wish both she and Ting were doing the same thing Zi is doing at the moment. :(

chinadragon
Jul 24th, 2005, 03:30 PM
Looks like she'll be concentrating on doubles with Ting, since they haven't entered any challengers as of yet. :rolleyes:

I assume she'll play Bronx prior to US Open qualies...

I wish both she and Ting were doing the same thing Zi is doing at the moment. :(

Quite so,they mainly take charge of doubles ,single is secondary to them.
The CTA expects much of Li 、Peng and Zheng on single .

andrewC
Jul 24th, 2005, 06:17 PM
Such a shame, Tian Tian has a nice game :sad:
I doubt she'll ever reach her potential, (she's now 24 i believe?) especially since she doesn't enter for even challenger tournaments

andrewC
Jul 31st, 2005, 11:15 PM
Good luck to TianTian in Bronx 50k qualies and hope she p ulls off some upsets with her good hard court game in the Roger's Cup :D :banana:

Ellery
Aug 7th, 2005, 12:03 PM
Tiantian defeated Sromova 63 61 in first round of qualifying at Los Angeles :D

andrewC
Aug 9th, 2005, 09:59 PM
Sun qualified for MD, also beating Seiko Okamoto (who i like :sad: ) and just beat LL Maria Fernanda Alves 6-0 6-1, first round, oh yeah! :banana: im glad Tian Tian qualified and won a MD match at a Tier II tourny, she does well on hard courts so hope she racks up the points and qualifies for US Open MD too :D

And back to Chinese number 5, creeping back up the rankings, number 178 already after her victories this week :yeah:

Ellery
Aug 9th, 2005, 10:40 PM
Tiantian :hug: :cool:

andrewC
Aug 10th, 2005, 11:18 AM
The lovely Tian Tian plays Marion Bartoli today, the one who wears the raindow garb on court. Anyone know if she's any good? Im Hoping Tian Tian can beat Bartoli, and Stosur beats Dementieva cos i want Sun to get revenge for two losses earlier this season when the scores were so close! Good luck Sun :D :banana:

Some Team China results in the doubles tournaments also...
Li/Sun (CHN/CHN) d. Dulko/Safina (ARG/RUS) 75 63 :woohoo:

Salerni/Vento-Kabchi (ARG/VEN) d. Yan/Zheng (CHN/CHN) 62 46 76(4) :sad:

Lee/Peng (TPE/CHN) d. (3) Benesova/Stewart (CZE/AUS) 63 75 :D

CooCooCachoo
Aug 10th, 2005, 12:54 PM
Tian Tian :banana: Please win :D

Yes Andrew, Bartoli is quite good. She's a hardhitter, so it'll be tough.

andrewC
Aug 10th, 2005, 03:13 PM
Few bits of trivia about the lovely Tian Tian here :D

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hautbois
I've never seen her play singles. Does she come to the net a lot? (her volleying is truly magnificent)


Experimentee:
In singles she doesnt come to the net a lot, but she uses her powerful forehand from the baseline.

Well done Tian Tian, keep going! Get your ranking back into the top 100 where it should be!


Lookme2000:
Well done!Tian Tian(means "sweet" in Chinese)


Thanks guys! :wavey:

andrewC
Aug 10th, 2005, 11:27 PM
aww, Bartoli beat Sun 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-1. Sun must be out of match practice, but then again i guess this type of strong start and then tailing off in form as the match progresses is kind of a common theme with Tian Tian's results... She should work on her concentration, she'd do so much better I think. Never mind Tian Tian, qualifying and getting to 2nd round of Tier II is great for first tournament since May :D

William Hunt
Aug 14th, 2005, 04:17 PM
Don't players like Sun, Zheng, Peng, Morigami or Asagoe deserve a space like Sugiyama and Widjaja currently have ?

andrewC
Aug 14th, 2005, 08:05 PM
Don't players like Sun, Zheng, Peng, Morigami or Asagoe deserve a space like Sugiyama and Widjaja currently have ?

Widjaja hasn't played for about a year, so her ranking is low, but Peng is near the top 30 already, Tian Tian was top 100 after Wimbledon 2004 but then hasn't carried forward her form through to this year as of yet, although her results as a qualifier at JP Morgan Chase is promising... Zheng won a title this year and had a final appearance at Rabat, and has been as high as top 50 but again, maybe more due to the interuptions the Chinese players have had this season, she hasn't been able to play and get a good win streak going. Morigami is in the best form of her life, career first WTA tournament final at Cincinatti, and is approaching top 50. Asagoe was actually above Sugiyama, in the top 30 earlier this season but a string of first round/second round defeats have watched her slide back down, despite encouraging performances since the US Open 2004. I'm glad all these players are getting recognition and some new fans, but there's still a long way to go before they all reach their full potential, maybe except Asagoe who is now quite old

:wavey:

Pengwin
Aug 14th, 2005, 08:15 PM
Don't players like Sun, Zheng, Peng, Morigami or Asagoe deserve a space like Sugiyama and Widjaja currently have ?

The admins don't have time to make a forum...

Ellery
Aug 23rd, 2005, 12:59 PM
Tiantian faces Marlene Weingartner in 1st round quali at US Open. It is a very winnable match ;)

However, Tiantian faces after that Sofia Arvidsson, who is quite dangerous (and whom Tiantian lost to in final quali round at Roland-Garros) :mad:

Good luck, Tiantian!

(BTW, Tiantian and Ting won the doubles title at Bronx!) :D

andrewC
Aug 23rd, 2005, 01:16 PM
woohoo :banana: Hope Tian Tian qualifies, she has played in MD of US Open before, lets hope she continues that trend! best of luck super Sun :D

p.s. if she DIDN'T win the Bronx doubles, I'd be seriously worried :lol:

andrewC
Aug 23rd, 2005, 11:22 PM
Sun crushes Marlene Weingartner of Germany 6-2 6-0 :bigwave:

Well done Tian Tian! now don't fade in the remaining qualifying rounds like you did in Roland Garros!

Ellery
Aug 23rd, 2005, 11:35 PM
Great job, Tiantian! Now keep going!

Pengwin
Aug 23rd, 2005, 11:43 PM
I really think this might be the tournament for her to shine :yeah:

With the others injured or in bad form maybe she will fly the flag at the US Open :worship:

andrewC
Aug 24th, 2005, 12:01 AM
However, Tiantian faces after that Sofia Arvidsson, who is quite dangerous (and whom Tiantian lost to in final quali round at Roland-Garros) :mad:


Sofia was beaten in 1st round qualies 6-4 6-4 :ras:

Ellery
Aug 25th, 2005, 07:36 PM
Tiantian d. Olena Antypina 62 76(4) :D :kiss:

Good luck against Libuse or Ludmila :bounce:

pcrtennis
Aug 25th, 2005, 11:15 PM
Very good win for Tian Tian...it's about time she gets out of this slumpy form of late...she's much more talented than her career singles results show...

GO TIAN TIAN!!!

andrewC
Aug 26th, 2005, 05:04 PM
The lovely Tian2 absolutely crushes Cervanova 6-1 6-2 in just around an hour, solid play! She's in 2005 US Open maindraw now :lick: yay!

Ellery
Aug 26th, 2005, 05:17 PM
Tiantian :kiss:

Now good luck in the MD! :D

Bus
Aug 26th, 2005, 05:48 PM
Go TianTian :bounce:

chewy
Aug 26th, 2005, 07:01 PM
congrats Tian Tian!! :bigclap:

njnetswill
Aug 26th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Hopefully she gets placed in a good spot. Not against someone like Clijsters.

chewy
Aug 26th, 2005, 07:42 PM
and deff. not against shuai!! i dont want chinese players against each other unless its in d final, thats d only exception ;)

pcrtennis
Aug 27th, 2005, 01:36 AM
Tian Tian plays Samantha Stosur in the first round of the USO! I think Tian Tian beat her in Fed Cup a little while ago, I think Tian TIan should be able to get through but who knows!

GO TIAN TIAN!

Rising Sun
Aug 27th, 2005, 04:34 AM
Tian Tian plays Samantha Stosur in the first round of the USO! I think Tian Tian beat her in Fed Cup a little while ago, I think Tian TIan should be able to get through but who knows!

GO TIAN TIAN!
No, it was Jie who beat Stosur. Tian-Tian lost to Stosur at Doha and Dubai in very tough matches. Due to their current form, I hope Tian-Tian can get revenge! ;)

pcrtennis
Aug 27th, 2005, 06:15 AM
Okay, thanks for the correction...Hope she beats her this time!

GrassClay
Aug 27th, 2005, 02:48 PM
Stosur is a little weak currently

andrewC
Aug 27th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Third time lucky for Tian2, she is going to be fired up I think agianst Stosur this time... In the second of their matches this year, it was 3 close sets, all either 7-6 or 7-5... So there is definitely a chance for lovely Sun :D
Give it your best Sun, and that way I'm sure you'll win :bigwave: :banana:

andrewC
Aug 27th, 2005, 05:17 PM
just from qualifying, Sun will be up to about 154 in the rankings... with a win against Sam, she'll hopefully be in the 130's! keep going TianTian :D

Steveg
Aug 28th, 2005, 10:29 PM
Two good pictures of Tian-Tian 3rd round of qualifyings at :

http://www.tennis.info/US5.html

pcrtennis
Aug 28th, 2005, 11:34 PM
She looks good!

Penglover
Aug 29th, 2005, 02:28 AM
I was impressed by her recent performance. I always thought she was only good at double match. Another Chinese player- Yan Zi, I think she has the strength to improve her current ranking- she can be top 100.

Penglover
Aug 29th, 2005, 02:29 AM
I think there is a chance Tian Tian can defeat stosur.

andrewC
Aug 29th, 2005, 06:31 AM
TianTian looking like she means business! Good to see such attitude from her :D Best of luck Tian Tian, make it to third round! :banana:

Ellery
Aug 29th, 2005, 01:36 PM
Good luck, Tiantian! :kiss: :D

andrewC
Aug 31st, 2005, 12:01 AM
I knew she'd do it, Tiantian finally avenges the losses that made her year up to now so disappointing... She beats Stosur 6-3 7-6(4), without losing her serve once! Li Na take note!
I'm so happy for her, she now has matched her GrandSlam best performance of round 2 at Wimbledon 04... Keep going, I'm sure you can win one more, if not a few :D
:lick: :kiss: :hug: :bigwave: :woohoo: :banana: ;)

no need for :o because she kept her concentration and didn't lose from a winning position for once, and managed to win a tie-break! :lol:

chewy
Aug 31st, 2005, 01:23 AM
woohooo another asian thru, congrats Tian tain!! :clap2:


Stosur's known to hav a pretty solid serve, one of the faster servers, and usually tie-breaks favor the player with the better serve but tian won the tie-break and she hold serve thru out d whole match. Does tis mean we finaly hav an asian female tennis player that hav a serve as her weapon instead of weakness in their game? :rocker:

andrewC
Aug 31st, 2005, 01:58 AM
woohooo another asian thru, congrats Tian tain!! :clap2:


Stosur's known to hav a pretty solid serve, one of the faster servers, and usually tie-breaks favor the player with the better serve but tian won the tie-break and she hold serve thru out d whole match. Does tis mean we finaly hav an asian female tennis player that hav a serve as her weapon instead of weakness in their game? :rocker:

haha not too sure, although I do remember posting a while back in this thread (i think?) that she can serve regularly over 100 mph, which has got to be a start compared to the other asian players! She's one of the taller girls, about 5 ft 9. This is what makes her serve better. Compare her to Li Na who is 5ft 7 1/2, or Zheng Jie who is just 5ft 4 :baby: hehe

Keep progressing Sun, you rock :D

andrewC
Aug 31st, 2005, 02:32 AM
Oh, and after today's win aganst Stosur, she's jumped right back up to 128 in the world, from 182 before the US Open, and 204 before the JPMorgan Chase Open in LA. She's back to 4th best Chinese in the world, and about 30 places above Li Ting. However, Jie is 3rd best Chinese and she is way up at #49 in the world so far with her good performance in the USO 1st round... Sun has some work to do to push her up there! Go Tian2 :D

chewy
Aug 31st, 2005, 02:33 AM
so she's got d pace, so improve on d technique n soon she'll be shooting aces evrywhere!

i was surprise whn i first read her profile how tall she is(for asian girls) and her doubles partner Ting li as well. height do giv u an advantage on serve, a few inches taller= better angle= better net clearance(tis comin from a smaller player ><me!)

i want find out her fastest serve so far in tis tourn, but unless she gets put on a showcourt, the info can't be found in her match stats!

Ellery
Aug 31st, 2005, 01:35 PM
Great job, Tiantian!

Good luck against Anabel!

Penglover
Aug 31st, 2005, 03:41 PM
tiantian plays women and mixed doubles too :woohoo:

Penglover
Aug 31st, 2005, 03:42 PM
I really hope she can be top 100 after this tourament. tiantian, please go to the third round.

Penglover
Aug 31st, 2005, 03:43 PM
I have my eyes on tiantian and Yan zi, I think both of them can be top 100 soon.

andrewC
Aug 31st, 2005, 11:01 PM
Li/Sun won their 1st round doubles, woohoo :D

andrewC
Aug 31st, 2005, 11:40 PM
Good luck on thursday to Tiantian against Medina Garrigues, and later in her mixed doubles with Simon Aspelin of Sweden :bigwave: :banana:

Shame she is not on Court 10 or 11, or any of the show courts so Sky Sports will show her matches... I still haven't seen her play since Wimbledon '04 and the Olympics :sad:

Ellery
Sep 1st, 2005, 02:04 PM
Li/Sun won their 1st round doubles, woohoo :D

Great fight from Ting/Tiantian :D who were actually trailing 26 14 at some point :eek:

Penglover
Sep 1st, 2005, 04:04 PM
go the third round! tiantian :hearts:

chewy
Sep 1st, 2005, 08:09 PM
>< tian tian lost a close 2 setter... :sad:
Anabel Medina Garrigues def. tian 6-4 7-5

almost went to a third set, but still very proud of tiantian!

she still hav doubles & mix, good luck!
i want the olympic champions to win their first major, a USO grand slam title! :bounce:

andrewC
Sep 2nd, 2005, 02:20 PM
>< tian tian lost a close 2 setter... :sad:
Anabel Medina Garrigues def. tian 6-4 7-5

almost went to a third set, but still very proud of tiantian!

she still hav doubles & mix, good luck!
i want the olympic champions to win their first major, a USO grand slam title! :bounce:


I wish I could see the stats of the match against AMG, but never mind... I'm glad Sun is making progress now, hopefully she benefits from this experience and starts kicking some ass like I know she can :D What a great tournament for her, singles-wise :bounce:

Keep going in the doubles, the title is within reach! I'm sad for Sun/Aspelin being knocked out by Hantucova/ Bhupathi, 6-3, 4-6 (9)6-7. Must have been a fun match to watch!
Best of luck Tiantian :banana:

Penglover
Sep 2nd, 2005, 03:17 PM
tiantian is good, she should focus a bit on singles too. I think she can be top 50.

Penglover
Sep 2nd, 2005, 03:18 PM
today... one Chinese double team will be out... Tian/li or peng/lee :sad:

Penglover
Sep 2nd, 2005, 03:18 PM
at least one of them will advance to the third round. Also, good luck to jie/yan :hearts:

chewy
Sep 2nd, 2005, 11:21 PM
Keep going in the doubles, the title is within reach! I'm sad for Sun/Aspelin being knocked out by Hantucova/ Bhupathi, 6-3, 4-6 (9)6-7. Must have been a fun match to watch!
Best of luck Tiantian :banana:

yeah i also think this must hav been an exciting match, really want to watch it too, except we know the ending didnt go in tian tian's favor but still great battle!

chewy
Sep 2nd, 2005, 11:30 PM
today... one Chinese double team will be out... Tian/li or peng/lee :sad:

yeah its sad they're draw against each other, especially so early...
but on d bright side, atleast we're guarantee chinese players will get thru to 3rd rd.

Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Ting Li (CHN)[12]/Tiantian Sun (CHN)[12] def Janet Lee (TPE)/Shuai Peng(CHN) 6-3 6-4

Pengwin
Sep 5th, 2005, 08:28 PM
Sun is volleying amazing :eek:

Pengwin
Sep 5th, 2005, 08:29 PM
Now I'd rank them

1. Li
2. Sun
3. Nav
4. Groen

Pengwin
Sep 5th, 2005, 08:31 PM
Li just made an awesome volley :eek:

Pengwin
Sep 5th, 2005, 08:42 PM
Uh oh Ting is serving badly

Pengwin
Sep 5th, 2005, 08:42 PM
They are hitting everything to ALG

Pengwin
Sep 5th, 2005, 08:43 PM
Ting just made another double fault in this game :o

Pengwin
Sep 5th, 2005, 08:49 PM
They are gelling so well! Ting made a short pickup and Sun smashed it away!!

Pengwin
Sep 5th, 2005, 08:52 PM
Li Ting just made an awesome volley to save BP!!!!!

I love these two!!!

Pengwin
Sep 5th, 2005, 09:00 PM
Li just hit the most awesome topspin lob :eek:

She is the star of the match :worship:

Steveg
Sep 5th, 2005, 09:35 PM
On which channel are you watching the match ?

Pengwin
Sep 5th, 2005, 10:30 PM
On which channel are you watching the match ?

Eurosport

BTW I stopped giving updates at 6-2 5-4 in the second set :o

chewy
Sep 6th, 2005, 07:08 AM
i cant believe they lost it in 3... :shout:

they had match points in 2nd set at 5-4, then 6-5, but no chance in d tiebreak.
wat a shame...the olympic golden pair just can't perform as well in grandslams..

andrewC
Sep 6th, 2005, 04:56 PM
I was so hoping Ting and Tiantian could do something good here... 3rd round is the best they've done at a grand slam, and they did it here, so I guess it's something... Best of luck when they play next :D

Ellery
Sep 6th, 2005, 05:47 PM
I was so hoping Ting and Tiantian could do something good here... 3rd round is the best they've done at a grand slam, and they did it here, so I guess it's something... Best of luck when they play next :D

Ting and Tiantian reached the QF in RG this year ;)

andrewC
Sep 6th, 2005, 07:16 PM
Ting and Tiantian reached the QF in RG this year ;)


so they did :o

Do any of you guys think Sun should come to the net more in her singles, especially after Pengwin said she was volleying so well in Ting/Tiantian's 3rd round match at US Open vs Nav/Groenefeld? Big forehand approach shot, volley the winner... any thoughts? :D

chewy
Sep 7th, 2005, 05:01 AM
i still havnt the opportunity to watch tian play yet...but i'll like her to play more net game in her singles, i think with her doubles experience and her bigger serves, the game might work well for her instead of sluggin it out on d baseline all the time like most girls do, but how well does tian move on d court? is she fast?

pcrtennis
Sep 7th, 2005, 06:05 AM
Yeah she's a good athlete so she moves very well.

She should be in the top 50.........She never plays though....it's a sad waste of talent.

andrewC
Sep 8th, 2005, 10:50 AM
Well hopefully she does well in Bali and Guangzhou, maybe Beijing too if she gets a wild card, and in 2006 she will be able to play a fuller schedule, without the interruption of national games at 2 times in the year! I'm confident if she does play a full year she will be able to establish herself well, and as her confidence increases, she could well start coming to the net more and making it a part of her game. Tiantian :lick:

andrewC
Sep 9th, 2005, 04:45 PM
Sun received the WC at the China Open, Tier II event, in Beijing in mid-September, along with Zheng Jie :D

Glad the Chinese Tennis Association has recognised her talent, she has a good game and has great untapped potential, even at the age of 23 :D Best of luck to her in the doubles of this tournament too. Glad Tiantian is trying to work her way out of her singles ranking slump. 2005 hasn't been as progressive as 2004, hope she finishes her year strong and does well at the China Games :banana:

First step, Wismilak Open @ Bali, where she is a qualifier. Hope she doesn't have to play Ting or Zi, although she could do with settling scores with Zi who has beaten her twice this year so far hehe

Go Sun! :bigwave:

andrewC
Sep 9th, 2005, 04:45 PM
woohoo, the above post was my 1000th post, what better place than to post it in this thread? ;)

andrewC
Sep 10th, 2005, 12:26 PM
(4) Sun Tian Tian (CHN) v Denise Harijanto (INA)
(6) Maria Jose Agreri (ARG) v Mayumi Yamamoto (JPN)

This is the bottom quarter of the qualification draw at Bali... Sun should qualify, and I sincerely hope she does so! Let's go Tiantian! :banana:

chewy
Sep 10th, 2005, 02:57 PM
woohoo, the above post was my 1000th post, what better place than to post it in this thread? ;)

congrats on ur 1000 post! :clap2: ...im almost at my 100..hahaha
btw, does anyone know whn are u qualify to giv others rep points?? do i hav to post over a certain amount, or become a senior member?

anyway gd luck to all asian gals at d bali torn!
especially Tian!

pcrtennis
Sep 10th, 2005, 06:39 PM
congrats on ur 1000 post! :clap2: ...im almost at my 100..hahaha
btw, does anyone know whn are u qualify to giv others rep points?? do i hav to post over a certain amount, or become a senior member?

anyway gd luck to all asian gals at d bali torn!
especially Tian!


No you can do it anytime....just click on a person's little scale icon on the avatar side of the post.

chewy
Sep 11th, 2005, 07:03 AM
ive tries many times, i can do it MTF, but in WTF each time after i click d icon then click "i approve", d little window changes to 'log in' window.
n i try re login inside that little window, but it says this onece im login:
No Post specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the webmaster...

im guessing my computer might hav some security settins not allowing me??..because another thing is i have d 'remember me' box checked, but each time i visit d pages after i closed d window or sometimes even still inside d forum i'll have to re-log in...but strangely i hav no problem in MTF

if any admin ppl read this msg, plz help me! :help:

andrewC
Sep 11th, 2005, 03:24 PM
Sun crushed Harijanto 6-1 6-0 in 1st round qualies today in Bali, tomorrow she will play Argeri who seems to be in good form. Let's go tian2 :D

andrewC
Sep 11th, 2005, 03:34 PM
In the Doubles, Sun/Li play Domachowska/Mirza in the first round :eek:

Good luck girls :D

Pengwin
Sep 11th, 2005, 04:04 PM
Sun/Li should crush them :)

chewy
Sep 12th, 2005, 01:04 PM
after d USO, Tian's ranking jump from 180 to 129!
keep fighting Tian. :bounce:

Ellery
Sep 12th, 2005, 02:18 PM
Tiantian defeated Maria Jose Argeri 75 26 62 and is in the MD of Bali! :bounce: :D

andrewC
Sep 12th, 2005, 07:39 PM
Tiantian defeated Maria Jose Argeri 75 26 62 and is in the MD of Bali! :bounce: :D


Needed 3 sets :o
But hey, its another main draw she's qualified for, now she needs to start winning 1st and 2nd round matches regularly, and try to beat that QF position she got at Hyderabad, currently her best WTA tournament result :o

Give it your best against Virginia, sure you can do it if you play as well as you did at the USO. Who knows, you could make Patty's head roll in the 2nd round ;)

Ellery
Sep 13th, 2005, 03:47 PM
Tiantian lost to Virginia 26 26 :o

andrewC
Sep 13th, 2005, 06:07 PM
aww tiantian, that's poor! Better luck in Beijing, hope you make the best of your MD wildcard, I really want you to win a few rounds there :D

brunof
Sep 17th, 2005, 05:16 AM
Okay, I know I am a dork, but I just watched the Gold Medal match of Tian Tian Sun and Ting Li. I still think that it is so great that they won the Gold Medal. :D Their fight and fearless play in that match makes me love tennis so much, and I could just cry with joy (Again, since I cried the first time). :o It's so great that we as fans can witness these moments. They are a great team! I wish them all the best!

chewy
Sep 17th, 2005, 06:46 AM
Okay, I know I am a dork, but I just watched the Gold Medal match of Tian Tian Sun and Ting Li. I still think that it is so great that they won the Gold Medal. :D Their fight and fearless play in that match makes me love tennis so much, and I could just cry with joy (Again, since I cried the first time). :o It's so great that we as fans can witness these moments. They are a great team! I wish them all the best!

ur not a dork if ur fan of tian tian ;) , i still havnt see that match myself :rolleyes: , it was going to be tape for me, but the match is nowhere to be found...instead i got some other olympic tennis matches...

chewy
Sep 17th, 2005, 06:47 AM
Tian Tian in Bali

http://2005.wismilaktennis.com/photo/galleries/11.%2015%20September%20-%20Players/Sun%2CCHN_CRW_4353_RJ.jpg

chewy
Sep 19th, 2005, 03:20 PM
China open, beijing
Tian Tian warming up, gee she looks tall...

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050918/Img226990329.jpg

chewy
Sep 20th, 2005, 06:36 PM
Tian Tian def. Tatiana Panova 63 64

Go TIAN

chewy
Sep 21st, 2005, 04:01 PM
:woohoo: TianTian Sun def. S.williams 6-2 7-6


...speechless, just very happy! this will do hav ranking some good!

Libertango
Sep 21st, 2005, 05:57 PM
:eek: Congrats to Tian Tian! :D

Sweep
Sep 21st, 2005, 07:50 PM
Would just like to congratulate Tian Tian on her magnificent victory against Serena. :) To claim a victory against such a well-known player will do wonders for Tian Tian's confidence.

Steveg
Sep 21st, 2005, 10:12 PM
For great pictures of Tian-Tian in Beijing :

http://www.tennis.info/China5W.html

Then select 2nd round, in particular for the first photo of Tian-Tian.

chewy
Sep 26th, 2005, 12:38 PM
thz steveg, but can't save or link pic from tis site anymore. it used to be free!

btw, tian tian have broke back inside top 100, currently placed at 99! :bounce:

Ellery
Sep 26th, 2005, 02:13 PM
Tiantian faces Ashley Harkleroad in first round of Guangzhou :D Good luck!

Steveg
Sep 26th, 2005, 07:18 PM
thz steveg, but can't save or link pic from tis site anymore. it used to be free!When you watch the pics from the website, you can retrieve them later in your computer from your temporary internet file ;) .

chewy
Sep 27th, 2005, 04:34 AM
When you watch the pics from the website, you can retrieve them later in your computer from your temporary internet file ;) .

:D thankz for d tip, steveg!

Ellery
Sep 27th, 2005, 03:40 PM
Tiantian d. Ashley 57 61 60 :D :kiss:

Good thing Tiantian woke up in the second and third set :lol:

chewy
Sep 27th, 2005, 05:30 PM
im glad she's continuing her winning form after a big win over sw last week.

andrewC
Oct 24th, 2005, 09:52 PM
Wow, a lot has happened for Tian Tian since I was last logged on over a month ago! first top 50 win vs number 49 Stosur, first top 10 win vs number 9 Serena, semifinals of singles Chinese Games (it's a fix she lost in straight sets so easily to Zheng!) and now TianTian has a new career high ranking of 88 and she looks likely to end the year in the top 100! I'm so happy for her :D
Too much to catch up on and say, so I'll just congratulate her :D

andrewC
Oct 29th, 2005, 11:57 PM
Just finished downloading the Tian2 vs Serena match. I'm so proud of her! She played really well but obviously serena being a lame duck on the day with her ankle niggle helped her out a bit, but still! With the CTA talking about getting foreign coaches in to help the Chinese players out, hopefully we'll get to see Sun playing so well week in, week out unlike her somewhat inconsistent form she has shown in her career so far.
Mix this in with a bit more variety like coming to the net more often and she could do so well :D

Go Tian Tian :lick:

pcrtennis
Oct 30th, 2005, 01:31 AM
Where did you download it?

andrewC
Oct 31st, 2005, 04:33 PM
Where did you download it?


http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZCUQWK97

just the second set, and it is a massive file... be warned! Took me like 3 hours to download!
Worth it though, i like to watch Sun play :D

pcrtennis
Oct 31st, 2005, 08:16 PM
Thanks!

pcrtennis
Oct 31st, 2005, 10:35 PM
Serena looks almost disinterested but Tian Tian is so solid.....such a nice looking and dangerous game....hopefully she'll play a lot more in 2006!

andrewC
Nov 24th, 2005, 06:55 PM
Is she gonna play Hobart? or start a week earlier at ASB or Gold Coast?

Wonder if any of the Chinese members can shed any light on any of the Chinese girls' schedules :wavey:

Penglover
Nov 26th, 2005, 04:56 AM
I think she will play :)

Ellery
Nov 30th, 2005, 07:38 PM
Tian Tian makes her 2006 debut at Gold Coast qualifying!

andrewC
Nov 30th, 2005, 11:24 PM
:D she better qualify and hit the ground running for 2006, she had a great last quarter of 2005 :banana:

pierce0415
Dec 1st, 2005, 01:00 AM
:D she better qualify and hit the ground running for 2006, she had a great last quarter of 2005 :banana:

If Tian Tian played a full singles schedule in 2006, she should be ranked in the top 50 IMO. ;)

jisung
Dec 2nd, 2005, 08:22 AM
hope see you in the MD of Gold Coast
fighting in the qualifying round

Penglover
Dec 2nd, 2005, 02:07 PM
go tiantian :hearts:

andrewC
Dec 10th, 2005, 04:02 PM
I'm gonna make a wild prediction, Tian Tian to win Pattaya Tier IV... 4's my lucky number and I think if Sun can overcome her Chinese rivals she should win her first title :o :D :banana:

Penglover
Dec 11th, 2005, 10:14 PM
tiantian :rocker2:

Ellery
Dec 12th, 2005, 01:26 AM
I'm gonna make a wild prediction, Tian Tian to win Pattaya Tier IV... 4's my lucky number and I think if Sun can overcome her Chinese rivals she should win her first title :o :D :banana:

Well, hopefully, the Pattaya field won't be too strong, and Tiantian could definitely win a title. (or any of the other Chinese girls, for that matter). But if Tiantian can beat Jie, Na, or Shuai, she willd definitely be a contender for the title, because I don't think Pattaya will have many top-50 players. ;)

Penglover
Dec 12th, 2005, 09:20 PM
tiantian is in MD of AO :bigclap:

jisung
Dec 13th, 2005, 01:23 PM
tiantian is in MD of AO :bigclap:

are you sure?
but her ranking at the begining of 2006 is not as high as now because of the new points system

Penglover
Dec 14th, 2005, 09:37 PM
Yes :bounce: :bounce:

Modiac.
Dec 15th, 2005, 01:09 PM
are you sure?
but her ranking at the begining of 2006 is not as high as now because of the new points system
Entry list of AO used the old ranking system.~
So tiantian is in MD~. :)

andrewC
Dec 16th, 2005, 11:55 AM
do you reckon as part of winter training TianTian may have worked on coming into the net as part of her singles play? we know she has goot net play in doubles at least... I think it owuld add another dimension to her matches :D

pierce0415
Dec 16th, 2005, 02:42 PM
do you reckon as part of winter training TianTian may have worked on coming into the net as part of her singles play? we know she has goot net play in doubles at least... I think it owuld add another dimension to her matches :D

Hopefully she has :cool:

But who knows what sort of training regiman the CTA is training its players with :confused:

Penglover
Dec 20th, 2005, 04:29 AM
probably tiantian will scream like maria in court :lol:

andrewC
Dec 20th, 2005, 02:33 PM
probably tiantian will scream like maria in court :lol:


she already makes a cute grunt that gets louder as the point goes on :D

Best of luck in 2006 TianTian :banana: :bounce: :kiss: :lick:

Penglover
Dec 20th, 2005, 04:06 PM
:haha:

andrewC
Dec 26th, 2005, 05:41 PM
ITF Shenzhen 2000: Tiantian Sun [CHN] def. Ka-Po Tong [HKG] 6-0 0-6 6-0.

just found that from a thread in GM. weird scoreline indeed! Typical TianTian performance from a few years ago, hope she can now keep concentration in 2006 in every match and win more convincingly!

andrewC
Dec 29th, 2005, 04:37 PM
TianTian plays promising junior Shayna McDowell of Australia in first round qualies at Gold Coast... I guess it could be worse! Let's put winter training to good use and qualify for MD, go TianTian! :banana:

Ellery
Dec 29th, 2005, 08:33 PM
TianTian plays promising junior Shayna McDowell of Australia in first round qualies at Gold Coast... I guess it could be worse! Let's put winter training to good use and qualify for MD, go TianTian! :banana:

I think it is a great draw. :) Shayna is probably one of the weakest players in the quali draw, and Tiantian would face Adamczak or Czink, who is probably the weakest seed. Manu isn't in a very good form, so I would bet on Vesnina reaching the final quali round. That match could be quite tough. ;)

Anyway, go Tiantian! :hearts:

jisung
Dec 30th, 2005, 07:38 AM
well done,tiantian 6:2,6:1
come on!!!

Ellery
Dec 30th, 2005, 02:04 PM
Keep going, Tiantian! :yeah:

andrewC
Dec 30th, 2005, 02:17 PM
I think it is a great draw. :) Shayna is probably one of the weakest players in the quali draw, and Tiantian would face Adamczak or Czink, who is probably the weakest seed. Manu isn't in a very good form, so I would bet on Vesnina reaching the final quali round. That match could be quite tough. ;)

Anyway, go Tiantian! :hearts:


you were right, she breezed through her first qualy round, and now Vesnina and Czink are out, so it looks good :) I'm not sure which qualifier slot in the Main draw looks best for her though, they all look tough! But winnable on a good Sun day i guess :yeah:

Ellery
Dec 30th, 2005, 03:11 PM
you were right, she breezed through her first qualy round, and now Vesnina and Czink are out, so it looks good :) I'm not sure which qualifier slot in the Main draw looks best for her though, they all look tough! But winnable on a good Sun day i guess :yeah:

The worst quali spot in the MD is definitely the Schiavone one :o Other than that, the best spot would probably be the Garbin one :confused:

andrewC
Dec 30th, 2005, 05:06 PM
The worst quali spot in the MD is definitely the Schiavone one :o Other than that, the best spot would probably be the Garbin one :confused:


Yeh the Garbin would be cool, i remember TianTian beating her from a set down in Wimbledon 2004 :) another bizarre TianTian scoreline, something like 2-6 6-2 6-0 lol

andrewC
Dec 31st, 2005, 10:57 AM
TianTian's final qualification match is against Anastasia Rodionova... Tough player! Sun should win if she keeps her concentration and plays like i know she can play. Use that big forehand!

Ellery
Dec 31st, 2005, 03:11 PM
Go Tiantian! :woohoo:

njnetswill
Jan 1st, 2006, 06:35 AM
Sun won 6-1 6-1. :eek:

SeanyQ
Jan 1st, 2006, 08:04 AM
Hi All! I saw the match today. I've posted match reports under the Tennis Australia section under the Gold Coast Qualies thread. I thought Sun lost only 1 game though against the horrible Rodionova?! I really like Sun.

njnetswill
Jan 1st, 2006, 11:40 PM
Sun won 6-1 6-1. :eek:

Correction: Apparently she lost only one game... :eek:

Ellery
Jan 2nd, 2006, 04:06 PM
Correction: Apparently she lost only one game... :eek:

Nuria beat Tiantian 26 62 64 :mad: I was really hoping that Tiantian could win, but :sad:

Good luck in doubles now, with Ting! :bounce:

andrewC
Jan 2nd, 2006, 06:10 PM
Great results in qualies, really glad she beat Rodionova. She sounds like she's straight off the set of Mean Girls or something! rotten.

Too bad about not beating Nuria in MD, I would have thought it was winnable in the form TianTian was getting in to throughout the qualification matches! Never mind, on to Sydney next :D :banana:

Rising Sun
Jan 3rd, 2006, 03:56 AM
Tian-Tian really tends to struggle against players like Nuria... :mad:

Ellery
Jan 3rd, 2006, 07:16 PM
Tian-Tian really tends to struggle against players like Nuria... :mad:

I would say that Chinese girls tend to struggle against Nuria ... :o

Rabat Final 2004:
Nuria Llagostera Vives d. Jie Zheng 64 62

Guangzhou 2004

2R: Nuria Llagostera Vives d. Tian Tian Sun 63 42 ret.
QF: Nuria Llagostera Vives d. Ting Li 36 64 76(5)
SF: Nuria Llagostera Vives d. Jie Zheng 75 64

:o :p

andrewC
Jan 3rd, 2006, 08:26 PM
I would say that Chinese girls tend to struggle against Nuria ... :o

Rabat Final 2004:
Nuria Llagostera Vives d. Jie Zheng 64 62

Guangzhou 2004

2R: Nuria Llagostera Vives d. Tian Tian Sun 63 42 ret.
QF: Nuria Llagostera Vives d. Ting Li 36 64 76(5)
SF: Nuria Llagostera Vives d. Jie Zheng 75 64

:o :p

Good fact finding ;) :lol:

andrewC
Jan 4th, 2006, 12:56 PM
I didn't find it, I remember the matches perfectly. I remember being very pissed at Nuria beating three Chinese girls in a row at Guangzhou. I was praying that Zi wouldn't be her fourth victim :o :lol:


Well lets hope the chinese dominate the spaniards from this point on, especially Tian Tian getting revenge! Remember how she seemed to draw Stosur at every tournament she played in 2005, losing twice before finally beating her comprehensively? I reckon Sun can do that to Nuria :D :bigwave: :banana:

Ellery
Jan 4th, 2006, 04:18 PM
That's very true, AndrewC, hope you are right! :yeah:

andrewC
Jan 5th, 2006, 11:10 AM
Tian Tian plays Morigami in first round qualies at Sydney :scared: and is in the same quarter of the draw as Yan, again, just like all through 2005. Hope Tian Tian can win! Gonna be a tough match... :banana:

jisung
Jan 6th, 2006, 08:08 AM
Tiantian def Akiko 2:6 6:1 6:3
quiet a good job,my girl

andrewC
Jan 6th, 2006, 12:16 PM
Tiantian def Akiko 2:6 6:1 6:3
quiet a good job,my girl


More than quite a good job, well done TT :banana: It's a good sign she's beating people well into the top100's in the rankings, especially after Morigami had such a good second half of last season, with her first WTA final in Cincinatti etc. Again, go TianTian :D

andrewC
Jan 6th, 2006, 12:22 PM
from this match report, it doesnt sound like TianTian won the match per say, more like Akiko self-destructed :scared: nice to know her forehand was working well and she was consistently hitting good length on her groundies :bounce: that's the key to her game and i'm glad its working for her without too many UE's

http://www.wtaworld.com/showpost.php?p=7010020&postcount=1

Ellery
Jan 6th, 2006, 02:52 PM
Impressive win, Tiantian! :woohoo:

jisung
Jan 7th, 2006, 08:10 AM
bad lose
tiantian