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Steveg
May 17th, 2002, 06:02 PM
Singles - Round one
1 TONG, Ka-Po (HKG) d. WC DONG, Yanhua (CHN) 6-2,6-3
LL CHANG, Kyung-Mi (KOR) d. MORTELLO, Giorgia (ITA) 7-5,4-6,6-3

Q YU, Ying (CHN) d. WC SHEN, Lui Li (CHN) 6-2,6-2
8 ZHENG, Jie (CHN) d. AOYAMA, Kaori (JPN) 6-3,6-2

3 LIU, Nan Nan (CHN) d. Q XIE, Yan-Ze (CHN) 7-6(3),6-1
LIU, Jing-Jing (CHN) d. LL KHOO, Chin Bee (MAS) 7-6(3),6-3

CHAKRAVARTI, Rushmi (IND) d. Q ZHANG, Yao (CHN) 7-5,6-3
5 TAKASE, Ayami (JPN) d. TEZUKA, Remi (JPN) 7-5,6-3

CHUANG, Chia-Jung (TPE) d. 7W PENG, Shuai (CHN) 7-6(2),7-5
CROOK, Helen (GBR) d. Q YU, Dan (CHN) 6-0,6-1

WANG, I-Ting (TPE) d. KINEBUCHI, Akiko (JPN) 6-1 RET
KIM, Jin-Hee (KOR) d. 4 HISAMATSU, Shiho (JPN) 2-6,6-2,7-5

6 SUN, Tian Tian (CHN) d. WENG, Tzu-Ting (TPE) 6-0,6-0 :eek:
OKAMOTO, Seiko (JPN) d. TAKEMURA, Ryoko (JPN) 6-0,4-2 RET

YAN, Zi (CHN) d. KINJO, Satomi (JPN) 6-4,6-2
2 YOSHIDA, Yuka (JPN) d. IIJIMA, Kumiko (JPN) 6-3,6-3


All results courtesy of Acemantennis.com (http://www.acemantennis.com)

Steveg
May 17th, 2002, 06:16 PM
1 TONG, Ka-Po (HKG) d. LL CHANG, Kyung-Mi (KOR) 6-1,6-4
8 ZHENG, Jie (CHN) d. Q YU, Ying (CHN) 7-6(3),6-1


3 LIU, Nan Nan (CHN) d. LIU, Jing-Jing (CHN) 6-2,5-7,6-2
5 TAKASE, Ayami (JPN) d. CHAKRAVARTI, Rushmi (IND) 6-0,6-2

CROOK, Helen (GBR) d. CHUANG, Chia-Jung (TPE) 6-3,6-1
KIM, Jin-Hee (KOR) d. WANG, I-Ting (TPE) 6-0,6-3

6 SUN, Tian Tian (CHN) d. OKAMOTO, Seiko (JPN) 6-2,4-6,6-1
YAN, Zi (CHN) d. 2 YOSHIDA, Yuka (JPN) 7-5,5-7,6-2

All results courtesy of Acemantennis.com (http://www.acemantennis.com)

Steveg
May 17th, 2002, 06:20 PM
8 ZHENG, Jie (CHN) d. 1 TONG, Ka-Po (HKG) 6-0,7-5 :eek:
3 LIU, Nan Nan (CHN) d. 5 TAKASE, Ayami (JPN) 6-0,6-2 :eek:

CROOK, Helen (GBR) d. KIM, Jin-Hee (KOR) 6-3,6-1
6 SUN, Tian Tian (CHN) d. YAN, Zi (CHN) 6-4,6-4

All results courtesy of Acemantennis.com (http://www.acemantennis.com)

Steveg
May 17th, 2002, 06:23 PM
8 ZHENG, Jie (CHN) d. 3 LIU, Nan Nan (CHN) 6-4,7-5

6 SUN, Tian Tian (CHN) d. CROOK, Helen (GBR) 6-1,6-1

All results courtesy of Acemantennis.com (http://www.acemantennis.com) :)

Martian KC
May 17th, 2002, 06:34 PM
Helen Crook got to the semis?!?!?!:rolleyes::eek::confused:;)

Congrats to Jie and Tian Tian for getting to the final! Good luck to both, but Jie more!;)

Steveg
May 17th, 2002, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by KC
Helen Crook got to the semis?!?!?!:rolleyes::eek::confused:;)

Congrats to Jie and Tian Tian for getting to the final! Good luck to both, but Jie more!;)

Jie is also in doubles final :eek: . So she can leave the singles title to Tian Tian ;) .

Boodie
May 18th, 2002, 12:50 AM
wow Chia-Jung CHUANG's first win against Shuai PENG?!:rolleyes:

Martian KC
May 18th, 2002, 01:43 AM
Steve, you've seen all four of the Chinese talents play before right? Nan Nan, Jie, Tian Tian, and Zi......right now Jie is producing better results than the rest....but in your opinion can you rank the four from descending order of who you think have the most potential?:);)

lin
May 18th, 2002, 01:46 AM
well done Chia-Jung first win against Shuai :D

but bad luck next round :sad:

poor Tzu-Ting and I-Ting as well :sad:

Steveg
May 18th, 2002, 04:26 AM
Originally posted by KC
Steve, you've seen all four of the Chinese talents play before right? Nan Nan, Jie, Tian Tian, and Zi......right now Jie is producing better results than the rest....but in your opinion can you rank the four from descending order of who you think have the most potential?:);)

No :p .

1) I have seen them play only in one tournament.

2) Zi is still extremely young and can change within the coming two years or so.

3) Nan Nan seems to be going through a period of doubt and her current results (including in Vietnam) do not reflect her full potential. Whether she'll be able to overcome these doubts and come back in the game, I don't know.

This being said, two players mostly impressed me during the Hochiminh City tournament :

- Tian Tian who really dominated all her opponents (incl. Jie ;) ). She has an all-round game and should be able to obtain good results on any surface, from clay to grass. She did not commit many unforced errors (except in the two sets she lost due to some lack of concentration), she has a good serve. She has a good presence at the net and likes to finish the points off there.

In her 1/2 final against Jie, she had no problem imposing herself. Unless her game has drastically improved in the past month, I don't see Jie being able to win this final against Tian Tian.

However, in the past few weeks, her clay results have been disappointing :( .

- Zi : she has been a bit nervous at the beginning of her matches, but she has a huge potential IMO, if she can gain some confidence. She looks very thin (the Su-Wei type ;) ), but she has blasting shots from the back of the court and she hides the direction very well. Besides, she is a good doubles player and could finish the points at the net more often (her volley is better than Jie who has a some weaknesses at the net). For the time being, she however does not do it.

She needs however to gain some confidence, which Jie is not lacking (eg : her come-back against Napaporn at Hochiminh City).

Jie has been a solid player during the Hochiminh City tourney with some very good shots. I don't know if she'll be able to overcome her present weaknesses. She is however working on it very hard. So...


As for Nan Nan, she has everything to succeed, but seems to be going through a bad period of time (though her results are quite OK. But I have high expectations for her ;) , and they don't seem to materialise). I was in particular very disappointed to see that she let the match go after losing the first set against Mi-Ra. Her physical condition seems to be average and she needs to improve her stamina. She is working on it, but could do more.


Does this somehow answer your question :confused: :angel: .

V.Melb
May 18th, 2002, 07:55 AM
Thanks for all that Steve, Danker will be happy as well ;)

Tian-Tian seems to be a bit under-rated. She can have a good career with a solid game like hers, she seems to have a game style similar to Eun-Ha Kim.

I would have liked to see Nan-Nan go futher, maybe next time. ;)

I think i want Tian-Tian to win this because she has rather consistent results and appears to be a hard-worker on court.

Steveg
May 18th, 2002, 08:34 AM
I would also prefer to see Tian Tian win :) .

So far, Jie and Zi have had extremely consistent results, given their rankings (Zi in particular). If you take the defeats of these players since the beginning of the year :

Nan Nan - Tian Tian - Jie - Zi ranking between 151 and 200 : 1 - 0 - 1 - 1
ranking between 201 and 250 : 1 - 1 - 1 - 0
ranking between 251 and 300 : 2 - 1 - 1 - 5
ranking between 301 and 351 : 0 - 2 - 0 - 3
ranking between 351 and 400 : 1 - 1 - 3 - 1
ranking between 401 and 450 : 2 - 2 - 0 - 0
ranking between 451 and 500 : 0 - 0 - 2 - 0
ranking beyond 501 : 1 - 1 - 0 - 0

Monica_Rules
May 18th, 2002, 10:21 AM
Great week Helen:D

Martian KC
May 18th, 2002, 07:47 PM
Thanks for the analysis Steve!;) Good luck to all four women in the years to come.:)

Randy H
May 19th, 2002, 05:00 AM
well done Jie :)

too bad for Zi, Yuka, and Shuai :(

V.Melb
May 20th, 2002, 12:05 AM
Finals:

Zheng def. Sun 6-2 6-2. :)

Thanks to AcemanTennis for this result. :)

Bad luck Tian-Tian.
Congrats Jie. Your backhand must have been working! ;) :)

Steveg
May 20th, 2002, 01:54 AM
Jie / Zi also won in doubles 6-2 6-2 (results courtesy of Aceman too). That's a double victory for Jie.

Obviously, her forehand was working as well as her backhand. Surprising score in singles :eek: . She must be on fire!!!

Martian KC
May 20th, 2002, 02:56 AM
Congrats Jie! She must be full of confidence!:bounce:

Rising Sun
May 20th, 2002, 03:40 PM
Congrats Jie on a fine week. :)
I guess it was about time she won her first $25K event as Tian-Tian already won hers at Vietnam.
Also on another doubles title with Zi. ;)