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spiceboy
Mar 10th, 2006, 06:44 PM
http://nationmultimedia.com/2006/03/10/sport/sport_20002405.php


Tamarine to play in the minors
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Off-form Tamarine Tanasugarn has opted to enter minor events to boost her rankings and her confidence after a series of first round flops since the beginning of the year.

Tamarine, who dropped to 153 this week after climbing to her personal best of 19 four years ago, has no other choice but to adjust her schedule from WTA to challenger levels. Chastened, she will kick off her campaign next week in a US$50,000 tournament in Orange, California.

She lost five consecutive first rounds since January and crashed out in the opening qualifying competition to Uzbekistan's Varvara Lepchenko 1-6 0-6 in the Pacific Life Open on Tuesday. With her current ranking, she cannot enter the US$3.4 million Nasdaq-Open, considered as the fifth Grand Slam, which will begin on March 20 in Florida.

"I can't play in Florida because I'm in the next-in list. My ranking is not high enough even for qualifying,'' said Tamarine who had reached the fourth round of the event in 2001.

The Thai No 1 admitted she has been below par that has resulted in some poor results lately. She has even decided not to play the doubles in the Pacific Life Open. "There is no injury. I just don't hit well so I don't want to play the doubles. I don't want to hurt my partner's feelings,'' explained Tamarine, who was supposed to team up with Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei.

Tamarine plans to enter nine challengers until May and is likely to skip the Fed Cup World Group II first round tie against the Czech Republic next month in Bangkok.

"If I don't make it to the top 100 before Fed Cup, I'm afraid I won't be able to play. I want to focus on improving my ranking,'' she said.

Although she has been far from the level of tennis that has propelled her to the world's top 20, Tamarine is not counting herself out and believes that she is still capable of getting into the top 100 once again.

"It is a bit funny when I cannot play the way I would want to. I think I just have to be patient and keep fighting. I will spring back. I am just waiting for an opportunity."

Lerpong Amsa-ngiam

The Nation

-sugi-
Mar 10th, 2006, 06:45 PM
:sad:

Tamarine is so nice. I hope she can get to the top 100 again

CoryAnnAvants#1
Mar 10th, 2006, 07:08 PM
There is no injury. I just don't hit well so I don't want to play the doubles. I don't want to hurt my partner's feelings,'' explained Tamarine, who was supposed to team up with Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei.


Awww that's really cute.

Tamarine :hug: I hope she makes it back...

tennisboi
Mar 10th, 2006, 09:37 PM
Good luck Tamerine your a true professional :worship:

Carmen Mairena
Mar 10th, 2006, 09:44 PM
Good luck Tamarine :yeah:

Wiggly
Mar 10th, 2006, 09:54 PM
I expect Czech to beats Thailand 5-0 and without Tamarine, I'm wondering if Thai will even won a set :rolleyes:

Anik
Mar 10th, 2006, 10:05 PM
Best of luck Tamarine :)

Sandstorm
Mar 10th, 2006, 10:09 PM
Karolina Sperm must playing too

jonny84
Mar 10th, 2006, 11:33 PM
Hope she gets her confidence back and plays on the tour proper again!

RJWCapriati
Mar 10th, 2006, 11:34 PM
good luck :yeah:

Farina Elia Fan
Mar 10th, 2006, 11:56 PM
As much as I like and respect Tamarine, I think she is going to struggle to come back even to the top 100 consistantly :sad:

But there is no doubt is is a top 30 player on grass and I expect a few top players wouldnt want to play her

Slumpsova
Mar 11th, 2006, 12:18 AM
I expect Czech to beats Thailand 5-0 and without Tamarine, I'm wondering if Thai will even won a set :rolleyes:

Suchanan Viratprasert can beat Klara Koukalova :p

SM
Mar 11th, 2006, 12:23 AM
good luck tammy. i really enjoy watching her play and think she has very beautiful strokes, especially that backhand..so smooth

Alicia Rocks
Mar 11th, 2006, 12:40 AM
:sad:
Good luck in Orange Tammy :yeah:

New
Mar 11th, 2006, 12:42 AM
Tammy...:sad:

DutchieGirl
Mar 11th, 2006, 03:48 AM
Suchanan Viratprasert can beat Klara Koukalova :p

maybe once... when Klara plays like crap! ;) :angel:

Nicky_608
Mar 11th, 2006, 05:17 AM
Tammy Su Su na krub :)

Nicky2002
Mar 11th, 2006, 05:28 AM
this is just so sad for her. im sure she'll back again soon.

Good luck Tammy! :kiss:

Vut
Mar 11th, 2006, 01:19 PM
Suchanan Viratprasert can beat Klara Koukalova :p

seriously??

Koukalova not Nicole Pratt :lol:

GO!!! Tammy...

Dana Marcy
Mar 11th, 2006, 03:10 PM
:sad:

Tamarine is so nice. I hope she can get to the top 100 again

She really is nice. I have seen her play several times and she has such a sweet personality. Sorry to hear about her struggles. Maybe she can comeback like so many of the older players and play good tennis during this latter chapter of her career. :)

Ellery
Mar 11th, 2006, 04:13 PM
Go Tammy :kiss:

Slumpsova
Mar 11th, 2006, 05:53 PM
seriously??

Koukalova not Nicole Pratt :lol:

GO!!! Tammy...

nah Suchanan plays like Lindsay Davenport when she's on fed cup team :p

Vut
Mar 12th, 2006, 07:51 AM
nah Suchanan plays like Lindsay Davenport when she's on fed cup team :p

100% agree!!!!

azza
Mar 12th, 2006, 08:04 AM
She really isnt even that good anyway :sad:

Experimentee
Mar 12th, 2006, 01:50 PM
Good luck Tammy :)

-sugi-
Mar 12th, 2006, 02:00 PM
:sad: Tammy