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Xian
May 16th, 2006, 08:08 AM
10000$ Seogwipo, South Korea,

Seogwipo Tennis Courts

Surface: Hard

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Seogwipo is a city (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administrative_divisions_of_South_Korea) in Jeju (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeju) Province, South Korea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korea) with a current estimated population of 97,000 inhabitants
With Mt. Halla in the rear, Seogwipo City is located in the central area of the Sannam region. And, together with South (Nam) Jeju-gun, it is located in the southernmost among the administrative zones.
Overseas, Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Yeongshilgiam (Yeongshil Curious Rocks)

Previous Winners:
2005: Mi Yoo KOR d. Mi-Ok Kim KOR 62 63

2006 ENTRY LIST

1 Mi Yoo KOR
2 Kyung-Mi Chang KOR
3 Kyung-Yee Chae KOR
4 Mi-Ok Kim KOR
5 Yoo-Mi Jung KOR
6 Jin-A Lee KOR
7 Hee-Sun Lyoo-Suh KOR
8 Ji-Young Kim KOR
9 Yi Chen TPE
10 Jeong-A Cho KOR
11 Haruka Fujishiro JAP
12 Se-Na Lee KOR
13 Jung-Yoon Shin KOR
14 Shizu Katsumi JAP
15 Soon-Mi Seo KOR
16 Alena Bayarchyk BLR
17 Ji-Youn Lee KOR
18 Anastasia Malhotra JAP

Quali
1 Jeong-Eun Kim KOR
2 Hye-Mi Byun KOR
3 Hae-Youm Bae KOR
4 Ju-Hyeong Kim KOR
5 Ji-Sun Kim KOR
6 Mi-Hee Jung KOR
7 Eun-Hye Cho KOR
8 Sae-Mi Lim KOR
9 Mi-Ran Shin KOR
10 Sung-Hee Han KOR
11 Hye-Min Lee KOR
12 Sun-Jung Kim KOR
13 Eun-Jeong Hwang KOR
14 Ji-Sook Lee KOR
15 Ye-Ji Seo KOR

Xian
May 16th, 2006, 08:22 AM
10000$ Ilie Nastase Trophy IV, Bals, Romania

Clubul Sportiv Prodchim Bals

Surface: Clay


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Balş is a town in Romania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romania), in the Olt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olt_County) county.
There are 3 hypotheses about its name:

The locality was named after the Balşiţa brook.
The name comes from the Turkish word "Baliş" (honey) as there is a large apiculture area.
A boyar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyar) named Balş settled here in 5th (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_century) or 6th century (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th_century)
Population (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population) (2002 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_of_2002))21,195

Previous Winners:
2004: Simona Matei ROM d. Catalina Cristea ROM 61 62
2005: Andrea Popovic SCG d. Lenka Dlhopolcova SVK 60 76

2006 ENTRY LIST

1 Karoline Borgersen NOR
2 Claire Peterzan GBR
3 Gabriela Niculescu ROM
4 Mari Andersson SWE
5 Vojislava Lukic SCG
6 Bianca Bonifate ROM
7 Alexandra Orsanu ROM
8 Diana Gae ROM
9 Diana Enache ROM
10 Martina Caciotti ITA
11 Alexandra Iacob ROM
12 Paola Sprovieri GER
13 Raluca Ciulei ROM
14 Melanie Klaffner AUT
15 Lenore Lazaroiu ROM
16 Monika Kochanova SVK
17 Delia Damaschin ROM
18 Laura-Ioana Andrei ROM

Quali
1 Alexandra Cadantu ROM
2 Ioana Oprea ROM
3 Ionela Iova ROM
4 Paula Dinuta ROM
5 Eugenia Yordanova BUL
6 Mihaela Florina Bunea ROM
7 Alexandra Damaschin ROM
8 Andreea Braica ROM
9 Isabel Mas Breto ESP
10 Nicoleta Bara ROM
11 Daria Bykodarova RUS
12 Luana Georgina Rednic ROM
13 Alice Tunaru ROM
14 Tatiana Grechukhina RUS
15 Cristina Mitu ROM
16 Olga Kirpicheva RUS
17 Nicoleta Negru ROM
18 Diana Popescu ROM
19 Alexandra Ion ROM
20 Stefania Vizireanu ROM
21 Marina Parashkevova BUL
22 Alexandra Kudryavtseva RUS
23 Iulia Osmolets MDA
24 Anne-Christine Voicu CAN
25 Eliza Matache ROM

Xian
May 16th, 2006, 08:31 AM
10000$ Ladies Kiev Open, Ukraine

Surface: Clay

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Kiev, also written as Kyiv (Ukrainian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_language): Київ, Kyyiv (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/ba/Kyiv.ogg) ; Russian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_language): Ки́ев, Kiyev (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/28/Ru-Kiev.ogg) ); see also Cities' alternative names (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_European_cities_in_different_languages#K) ) is the capital (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_city) and the largest city of Ukraine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine), located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dnieper) river. As of 2005 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_of_2005), Kiev officially had 2,660,401 inhabitants, although the large number of unregistered migrants (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migrant) would probably raise this figure to about three million. Administratively, Kiev is a national-level subordinated municipality (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Municipality), independent from surrounding Kiev Oblast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiev_Oblast). Kiev is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural center of Eastern Europe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Europe). It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higher_education) institutions, world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_transport), including a Kiev Metro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiev_Metro) system.

During its history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Kiev), Kiev, one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Europe), passed through several stages of great prominence and relative obscurity. The city is considered to have been founded in the fifth century (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_century) as a trading post in the land of Early East Slavs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_East_Slavs). It gradually acquired eminence as the center of the East Slavic civilization (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus%27_%28people%29), becoming in the tenth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10th_century) to twelfth centuries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12th_century) a political and cultural capital of Rus' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kievan_Rus%27), a medieval (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Ages) East Slavic state. Completely destroyed during the Mongol invasion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_invasion_of_Rus) in 1240 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1240), the city lost most of its influence for the centuries to come. It was a provincial capital of marginal importance in the outskirts of the territories controlled by its powerful neighbors: first the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duchy_of_Lithuania), followed by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish-Lithuanian_Commonwealth) and, finally, Russia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia). The city prospered again during the Russian industrial revolution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_revolution) in the late 19th century (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19th_century). After the turbulent period following the Russian Revolution of 1917 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Revolution_of_1917), from 1921 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1921) onwards Kiev was an important city of Soviet Ukraine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_SSR), and, since 1934 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1934), its capital. During World War II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Front_%28World_War_II%29), the city was destroyed again, almost completely, but quickly recovered in the post-war years becoming the third most important city of the USSR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USSR).

It now remains the capital of Ukraine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine), independent since 1991 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991) following the collapse of the Soviet Union (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collapse_of_the_Soviet_Union).

Previous Winners:
2002: Giorgia Mortello ITA d. Marianna Yuferova RUS 75 64
2005: Alexandra Panova RUS d. Oxana Lyubtsova UKR 36 76 20 ret


2006 ENTRY LIST


1 Oksana Teplyakova UKR
2 Veronika Kapshay UKR
3 Galyna Kosyk UKR
4 Ivanna Israilova UZB
5 Linda Smolenakova SVK
6 Yana Levchenko UKR
7 Agnese Zucchini ITA
8 Elena Kulikova RUS
9 Veronika Litvinskaya UKR
10 Volha Duko BLR
11 Valeria Bondarenko UKR
12 Elina Hasanova AZE
13 Aleksandra Malyarchykova BLR
14 Vesna Manasieva RUS
15 Mariya Malkhasyan UKR
16 Tatiana Cutrona BEL
17 Irina Khatsko UKR
18 Irina Malashok UKR

Quali
1 Yulia Hnatyeko UKR
2 Svetlana Smirnova RUS
3 Marina Khomenko UKR
4 Maria Stepanova RUS
5 Viktoria Semirodenko UKR
6 Maria Zharkova RUS
7 Farida Karaeva UKR
8 Ekatarina Belcheva UKR
9 Olena Leonchuk UKR
10 Dariana Kozmina RUS
11 Yulia Sandrakova UKR
12 Svetlana Tsykhanskaya RUS
13 Elena Baranova RUS
14 Yelyzaveta Rybakova UKR
15 Augusta Tsybycheva RUS
16 Ekatarina Pogrebniak RUS
17 Yuliya Lyndina UKR
18 Yuliya Trubachova UKR
19 Kateryna Yergina UKR
20 Ksenia Lopina UKR

Xian
May 16th, 2006, 08:41 AM
10000$ Copa Delago, Monterrey, Mexico

Surface: Hard

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Monterrey is the capital city of the northeastern Mexican (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico) state of Nuevo León (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuevo_Le%C3%B3n) and the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterrey_%28municipality%29).
The city of Monterrey is located in Mexico, in the state of Nuevo León (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuevo_Le%C3%B3n); it has about 1.1 million inhabitants, although the Greater Monterrey metropolitan area (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterrey_metropolitan_area) (composed of the cities of San Pedro Garza García (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Pedro_Garza_Garc%C3%ADa), San Nicolás de los Garza (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Nicol%C3%A1s_de_los_Garza), Apodaca (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apodaca%2C_Nuevo_Le%C3%B3n), Guadalupe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupe_%28Nuevo_Le%C3%B3n%29), Escobedo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escobedo%2C_Nuevo_Le%C3%B3n), Santa Catarina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Catarina%2C_Nuevo_Le%C3%B3n) and the adjacent towns of García, Juárez, Santiago, Ciénega de Flores, Salinas Victoria and Pesquería) add another 2.5 million (total 2006 pop. est: 3.6 million) distributed on 572.8 km² making Monterrey's metropolitan area the third most populous in Mexico but the second largest and most important urban area after the capital

Previous Winners:
2003: Maria-Fernanda Alves BRA d. Carla Tiene BRA 75 63
2004: Alexandra Mueller USA d. Natalia Garbellotto ARG 57 61 64
2005: Andrea Benitez ARG d. Daniela Munoz Gallegos MEX 61 62

2006 ENTRY LIST

1 Daniela Munoz Gallegos MEX
2 Valerie Tetreault CAN
3 Melissa Torres Sandoval MEX
4 Andrea Koch Benvenuto CHI
5 Katie Ruckert USA
6 Sheila Guerberg ARG
7 Jennifer Elie USA
8 Mariana Correa USA
9 Maria Irigoyen ARG
10 Lorena Villalobos Cruz MEX
11 Mariana Duque Marino COL
12 Biffy Kaufman USA
13 Tiya Rolle USA
14 Hilda Zuleta abrera ECU
15 Patricia Holzman ARG
16 Agustina Lepore ARG
17 Vanesa Furlanetto ARG
18 Julianna Gates USA

Quali
1 Manuela Esposito ARG
2 Lauren Imre USA
3 Kit Carson USA
4 Karen-Emilia Castiblanco Duarte COL
5 Paulina Luquin MEX
6 Danielle Mills USA
7 Jessica Williams USA
8 Susanna Lingman USA
9 Viky Nunez Fuentes COL
10 Stefi Gjine CAN
11 Joanna Matuszczyk POL
12 Nazari Urbina MEX
13 Nadia Abdala MEX
14 Courtney Nagle USA
15 Phoebe di Leo USA
16 Jessica Weyreuther ARG
17 Maria-Paula Hernandez MEX
18 Catalina Arancibia CHI
19 Veronica Li USA
20 Katie McGlennen USA

Xian
May 16th, 2006, 08:54 AM
10000$ Jaxons USTA Womens Event El Paso, Texas

Surface: Hard

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El Paso is the county seat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_seat) of El Paso County (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paso_County%2C_Texas) in the U.S. state (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._state) of Texas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas). As of the 2000 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000) U.S. Census (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Census), the city had a total population of 563,662. El Paso, second only to San Diego, California (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego%2C_California), in size among all U.S. cities on the U.S.-Mexico border (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S.-Mexico_border)—lies opposite Ciudad Juárez (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciudad_Ju%C3%A1rez), Chihuahua (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihuahua_%28state%29). The two cities form a bi-national metropolitan area (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_area) of approximately two and a half million people, divided by the Rio Grande (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande) (Río Bravo del Norte), making it the largest binational metropalian area on the US/Mexico border.

El Paso is home to The University of Texas at El Paso (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Texas_at_El_Paso) (founded 1914 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1914) as The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy, received university status 1967 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967)). Fort Bliss (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Bliss), a major United States Army (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army) installation, lies to the east and northeast of the city, extending north up to the White Sands Missile Range (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sands_Missile_Range). The Franklin Mountains (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Mountains_%28Texas%29) extend into El Paso from the north and nearly divide the city into two sections.

El Paso is served by El Paso International Airport (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paso_International_Airport), I-10 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-10), U.S. Route 54 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_54), and Mexican Federal Highway 45 (Cesar Chavez Highway) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Federal_Highway).

El Paso is at the intersection of three states (Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua), and two countries (the USA and Mexico).
El Paso is the only major Texas city on Mountain Time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Standard_Time_Zone).
When Ciudad Juárez was on Central Time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Standard_Time_Zone) and El Paso was on Mountain Time, it was possible to celebrate New Year's twice in the same evening. Both cities are now on Mountain Time.
The term "pachuco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachuco)" came from the Mexican Spanish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Spanish) slang word for El Paso, probably originating early in the 20th century, then spreading westward throughout the Southwest, following the line of migration associated with Mexican railroad workers (traqueros (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traquero)).
The college football Sun Bowl (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Bowl) has been held in El Paso since 1935.
Manos: The Hands of Fate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manos:_The_Hands_of_Fate), which is reputed to be one of the worst films ever made, was shot in and around El Paso. It premiered in 1966 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966) at the downtown Capri Theater.


Previous Winners:
2000: Erin Burdette USA d. Leanne Baker NZL 61 63
2001: Teryn Ashley USA d. Allison Nash CAN 61 61
2002: Joanne Moore GBR d. Michelle Dasso USA 36 61 64
2003: Milangela Morales USA d. Angela Haynes USA 36 76 76
2004: Cindy Watson AUS d. Angela Haynes USA 63 76
2005: Anda Perianu ROM d. Raquel Kops-Jones USA 36 76 62


2006 ENTRY LIST

1 Stacia Fonseca USA
2 Nina Münch-Sögaard NOR
3 Beau Jones USA
4 Chrissie Seredni USA
5 Sarah Fansler USA
6 Shilpa Joshi USA
7 Shona Lee NZL
8 Laura Ritchey Thomas USA
9 Georgette Wright USA
10 Yasmin Schnack USA
11 Alexandra Mueller USA
12 Nina Pantic CAN
13 Jessica Roland-Rosario PUR
14 Whitney Jones USA
15 Sarah Aulombard FRA
16 Larikah Russell BAH
17 Bo Verhulsdonk NED
18 Melissa Percy GBR

Quali
1 Nika Kukharchuk RUS
2 Marilyn Baker USA
3 Maureen Diaz USA
4 Nicole Bouffler AUS
5 Lindsay Jones USA
6 Marlene Ryan USA
7 Jacqueline Bohannon USA
8 Veronica Queen USA
9 Kate Jolson USA
10 Erin Liefeld AUS
11 Maria Mokh RUS
12 Yasmin Clarke GBR
13 Subbadharmi Sundaram USA
14 Sanaz Marand USA
15 Maria Bayon MEX
16 Shauna Morgan USA
17 Hilary Barte USA
18 Connor Vogel USA
19 Clarisse Baca MEX
20 Asia Muhammed USA
21 Julia Baltas USA
22 Ashley Weinhold USA
23 Ainsley Fairhead AUS
24 Bianca Abou Bakere USA
25 Stephanie Herz NED
26 Colleen Rielley USA
27 Maria-Victoria Domina ARG
28 Idunn Hertzberg NOR
29 Gajane Vage EST
30 Amanda Craddock USA
31 Rachel Cruickshank CAN
32 Shannon Yoshikawa USA
33 Katrina Williams AUS
34 Tanja Magoc SCG
35 Agata Cioroch POL
36 Yolande Leacock TRI
37 Brooke Bolender USA
38 Kelly Grunwald USA
39 Kimberly Keethler USA
40 Taynara Candido de Moraes BRA
41 Mikaela Martinez USA
42 Talula Guralnek AUS
43 Riley Blanks USA
44 Weronika Wojakowska USA
45 Heather Shelby USA

Xian
May 16th, 2006, 09:05 AM
10000$ Erste Ladies Open Budapest, Hungary

Surface: Clay

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Budapest (pronounced (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet_for_English) ['budɒˌpɛʃt]) is the capital (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitals_of_Hungary) city of Hungary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary) and the country's principal political (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political), cultural (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural), commercial (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commercial), industrial (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industry) and transportation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transportation) center.

Budapest has approximately 1.7 million inhabitants, down from a mid-1980s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980s) peak of 2.1 million. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danube) with the amalgamation on 17 November (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_17) 1873 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1873) of right-bank Buda (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buda) (Ofen in German (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_language)) and Óbuda (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%93buda) (Old Buda or Alt-Ofen) together with Pest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pest_%28city%29) on the left (east) bank. It is the seventh largest city in the European Union (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Largest_cities_of_the_European_Union_by_population ).

The area was occupied around the year 900 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/900) by the Magyars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magyars) of Central Asia, the cultural and linguistic ancestors of today's ethnic Hungarians, who a century later officially founded the Kingdom of Hungary. Already a place of some significance, Pest recovered rapidly from its destruction by Mongol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongols) invaders in 1241 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1241), but it was Buda (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buda), the seat of a royal castle since 1247 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1247), which in 1361 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1361) became the capital (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital) of Hungary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Hungary). The Croats (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croats) who have been in personal union (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_union) with the Hungarian Crown for centuries and also accepted Budapest as their capital, still call this city Budimpešta (Croatian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatian_language) and Serbian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbian_language): Budim for Buda and Pešta for Pest).

The Ottoman Empire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire)'s conquest of most of Hungary in the 16th century (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_century) interrupted the cities' growth: Buda and Pest fell to the invaders in 1541 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1541). While Buda remained the seat of a Turkish pasha, and administrative center of a whole vilayet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilayet), Pest was largely derelict by the time of their recapture in 1686 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1686) by Austria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria)'s Habsburg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habsburg) rulers, who since 1526 had been Kings of Hungary despite their loss of most of the country.

It was Pest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pest_%28city%29), a bustling commercial town, which enjoyed the faster growth rate in the 18th (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/18th_century) and 19th (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19th_century) century and contributed the overwhelming majority of the cities' combined growth in the 19th. By 1800 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1800) its population was larger than that of Buda and Óbuda combined. The population of Pest grew twentyfold in the following century to 600,000, while that of Buda and Óbuda quintupled.

The fusion of the three cities under a single administration, first enacted by the Hungarian revolutionary government in 1849 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1849) but revoked on the subsequent restoration of Habsburg authority, was finally effected by the autonomous Hungarian royal government established under the Austro-Hungarian Ausgleich (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ausgleich) ("Compromise") of 1867 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1867); see Austria-Hungary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria-Hungary). The total population of the unified capital grew nearly sevenfold in 1840 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1840)–1900 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1900) to 730,000.


2006 ENTRY LIST

1 Darina Sedenkova CZE
2 Virag Nemeth HUN
3 Leonie Mekel NED
4 Andrea Popovic SCG
5 Radana Holusova CZE
6 Naomi Cavaday GBR
7 Antonia-Xenia Tout ROM
8 Cristina celani ITA
9 Katalin Marosi HUN
10 Georgie Stoop GBR
11 Piia Suomalainen FIN
12 Eleonora Punzo ITA
13 Maren Kassens GER
14 Ria Dörnemann GER
15 Martina Babakova SVK
16 Laura Haberkorn GER
17 Bernadeta Birkas SCG
18 Natasa Zoric SCG

Quali
1 Anne Schäfer GER
2 Fernanda Hermengildo BRA
3 Natascha Karolyi AUT
4 Csilla Borsanyi HUN
5 Anna Hawkins GBR
6 Lisa Hägele GER
7 Dora Kiss HUN
8 Jenny Saarnilina FIN
9 Lynn Philippe LUX
10 Veronika Adami ITA
11 Barbora Bozkova CZE
12 Marlena Metzinger AUT
13 Sylwia Niedbalo POL
14 Nicola Mooney GBR
15 Daniela Krejsova SVK
16 Tereza Hladikova CZE
17 Dorotea Kraljevic CRO
18 Vivien Laszloffy HUN
19 Katharina Siller AUT
20 Tea Faber CRO
21 Daniela Vukadinovic SCG
22 Lucy Warburton GBR
23 Kristyna Horakova CZE
24 Henrietta Habler HUN
25 Sonja Viskovic AUS
26 Katarina Mlcochova SVK
27 Anja Poglajen SLO
28 Emese Kardhördö HUN
29 Laila Ben Abderrahman BEL
30 Urska Juric SLO
31 Patricia Veresova SVK
32 Dora Somossy HUN
33 Beata Aghova SVK
34 Palma Kiralyi HUN
35 Zora Vlckova CZE

Ellery
May 16th, 2006, 07:28 PM
:worship:

Babolatpro880
May 16th, 2006, 11:42 PM
Chrissie Seredni seeded fourth in a main draw :lol:

Xian
May 18th, 2006, 01:50 PM
WC
Bals
Ionela Iova ROM
Alexandra Damaschin ROM

Kiev
Farida Karaeva UKR
Yelyzaveta Rybakova UKR
Yulia Trubachova UKR

Budapest
Dora Kiss HUN
Csilla Borsanyi HUN
Palma Kiralyi HUN