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Nov 28th, 2001, 06:03 AM

Jana Novotna vs Kimiko Date<br />Maria Gaiane Mikaelian vs Jennifer Capriati


(1) Magdalena Gryzbowska vs Anne Keothavong<br />Patty Schyder vs Serena Williams<br />Francesca Schiavone vs Magui Serna<br />Anke Huber vs (8) Lindsay Davenport

(7) Venus Williams vs Sonya Jeyaseelan<br />Martina Hingis vs Chanda Rubin<br />Alexandra Stevenson vs Ai Sugiyama<br />Anna Kournikova vs (4) Louise Latimer

(3) Amanda Coetzer vs Magdalena Maleeva<br />Sandrine Testud vs Dinara Safina<br />Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario vs Zsofia Gubasci<br />Mary Pierce vs (6) Gala Leon Garcia

(5) Iva Majoli vs Maria Vento<br />Qualifier vs Meghann Shaughnessy<br />Mirjana Lucic vs Barbara Schett<br />Asa Carlsson vs (2) Saori Obata

Deadline for Points: This Friday!!

Please send points to dokic_pride@hotmail.com ! Thanks!

Good luck to everyone! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ December 01, 2001: Message edited by: AlexSydney ]</p>

Nov 28th, 2001, 02:41 PM
alex, did you get my pts.???

Nov 28th, 2001, 06:45 PM
What a first round match #1 agains #10 GO ANNE KEOTHAVONG!

Nov 29th, 2001, 04:27 AM
BUMP for everyone who didn't see the draw <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

BTW, Doubles Draw will be come out on tomorrow! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Nov 29th, 2001, 10:57 PM







[ December 01, 2001: Message edited by: AlexSydney ]</p>

Nov 29th, 2001, 11:09 PM
I got points so far:

- Alexandra Stevenson<br />- Martina Hingis<br />- Amanda Coetzer<br />- Mirjana Lucic<br />- Iva Majoli<br />- Kimiko Date<br />- Meghann Shaughnessy<br />- Anne Keothavongs<br />- Zsofia Gubacsi<br />- Jennifer Capriati<br />- Magdalena Maleeva<br />- Magdalena Grzybowska<br />- Patty Schnyder<br />- Lindsay Davenport<br />- Jana Novotna<br />- Maria Vento<br />- Louise Latimer<br />- Chanda Rubin<br />- Dinara Safina<br />- Asa Carlsson<br />- Mary Pierce<br />- Martina Hingis

[ November 30, 2001: Message edited by: AlexSydney ]</p>

Nov 30th, 2001, 08:39 AM
PFF! Where is the rest who didn't send to me?!

This is last chance! <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

Nov 30th, 2001, 08:54 AM

(1) Coetzer/Schiavone vs BYE<br />Lucic/Jeyaseelan vs Williams/Williams<br />Keothavong/Schyder vs Stevenson/Vento<br />(4) Majoli/Maleeva vs Sugiyama/Obata

(3) Rubin/Huber vs Shaughnessy/Grzybowska<br />Date/Leon Garcia vs Gubacsi/Latimer<br />Pierce/Dominikovic vs Capriati/Davenport<br />BYE vs (2) Carlsson/Schett

[ November 30, 2001: Message edited by: AlexSydney ]

[ December 01, 2001: Message edited by: AlexSydney ]</p>

Nov 30th, 2001, 09:25 AM
If your FWTA player didn't sent to me then I'll use their last points!

Nov 30th, 2001, 05:12 PM

Nov 30th, 2001, 11:41 PM
Qualifying Results:

Kimiko Date def. Jana Novotna 1-6 6-3 7-5<br />Maria Gaiane Mikaelian def. Jennifer Capriati 0-6 6-4 6-3

Order of Play for Day 1:

Centre Court:

Anke Huber vs (8) Lindsay Davenport<br />(7) Venus Williams vs Sonya Jeyaseelan<br />Anna Kournikova vs (4) Louise Latimer<br />(1) Magdalena Gryzbowska vs Anne Keothavong

Court 1:

Kimiko Date v Maria Gaiane Mikaelian<br />Patty Schyder vs Serena Williams<br />Alexandra Stevenson vs Ai Sugiyama<br />Martina Hingis vs Chanda Rubin<br />Francesca Schiavone vs Magui Serna

[ December 01, 2001: Message edited by: AlexSydney ]</p>

Nov 30th, 2001, 11:55 PM

eight-seeded lindsay davenport from the united states enjoys a practice session in wimbledon. she faces german anke huber in the first round. she plays doubles with fellow american jennifer capriati.

Dec 1st, 2001, 12:01 AM
Anke hopes to do well at Wimbledon, despite Grass not being her best surface. She has a tough first round match against eighth seeded America Lindsay Davenport. Anke is seeded third in doubles with Chanda Rubin, and hopes to stick to their seeding atleast...

GO ANKE! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />GO ANKE/CHANDA! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 1st, 2001, 12:14 AM
got testud's points yet? sent them thursday night my time.

Dec 1st, 2001, 12:57 AM
Sonic, I haven't got your points. Where your points send to?

Closed Points!

Dec 1st, 2001, 06:53 PM

After a 2nd round loss in Manchester Anne K marched into wimbledon yesterday deterimned to win it!<br />'I am ready to go i'm gonna give 100% to winning the title!My draw is tough but i hope that i can cause a few upsets which i'm more than capable of!'

Dec 2nd, 2001, 02:45 AM
Centre Court:

Anke Huber def. (8) Lindsay Davenport 7-5 6-0<br />(7) Venus Williams def. Sonya Jeyaseelan 6-0 1-6 7-6 (8)<br />(4) Louise Latimer def. Anna Kournikova 6-0 3-6 7-5<br />(1) Magdalena Gryzbowska def. Anne Keothavong 1-6 6-4 6-3

Court 1:

Kimiko Date def. Maria Gaiane Mikaelian 7-6 (10) 7-6 (8)<br />Patty Schyder def. Serena Williams 6-1 7-6 (2)<br />Ai Sugiyama def. Alexandra Stevenson 6-2 3-6 7-6 (5)<br />Martina Hingis def. Chanda Rubin 6-3 3-6 6-4<br />Magui Serna def. Francesca Schiavone 2-6 6-4 6-1

Order of Play:

Centre Court:

Mary Pierce vs (6) Gala Leon Garcia<br />(5) Iva Majoli vs Maria Vento<br />(3) Amanda Coetzer vs Magdalena Maleeva<br />Asa Carlsson vs (2) Saori Obata

Court 1:

(Q) Kimiko Date vs Meghann Shaughnessy<br />Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario vs Zsofia Gubasci<br />Sandrine Testud vs Dinara Safina<br />Mirjana Lucic vs Barbara Schett

[ December 01, 2001: Message edited by: AlexSydney ]</p>

Dec 2nd, 2001, 06:11 AM
YAY! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Anke won! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Chanda lost <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> Bad luck Chanda!

Can't wait till our doubles matches! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Jippo McScally
Dec 2nd, 2001, 09:02 AM
WOOHOO!!!!!!!<br />GO PATTY!!!!!<br />Unluky Anne, but I WILL avenge ur loss, lol

Dec 2nd, 2001, 10:31 AM
<font color="lavendar" size="5">Shocking news! Schett moves <br /> to Germany! </font> </font>

<font face="Verdana" size="2">Barbara Schett, 25 years old, Austria's #1 tennis player, stated today on Wimbledon's Press Conference she would change her nationality after the Grand Slam tournament.

"Tennis in Germany is so much developed than in Austria. There are only two tournaments <br />a year in Austria, while there are nine or more in Germany. Austria's tennis directors never do anything to improve our tennis. Besides, I was already planning to build a house in Filderstadt, which is a calm city, with 4 tennis courts (red clay, rebound ace, Decoturf and grass) so I can always practice there. German is my second language, so I won't have much trouble to get used to it"

Schett also complained about Fed Cup in Austria, since she is the only Top 50 from there, and the other players are on a lower lever than hers. She declared that she would be delighted to represent Germany on FED CUP next year</font>

<img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" />

[ December 02, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>

Dec 2nd, 2001, 11:34 AM
well done sugiyama on a nice win! a tough one but a nice one!

good luck against louise! also best of luck to Ai's best friend Saori! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 2nd, 2001, 12:42 PM
Oh no i lost!<br />BEAT HER PATTY BEAT HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Dec 3rd, 2001, 03:25 AM
Centre Court:

Mary Pierce def. (6) Gala Leon Garcia 0-6 6-4 6-3 <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />Maria Vento def. (5) Iva Majoli 7-6 (1) 2-6 6-3 <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />(3) Amanda Coetzer def. Magdalena Maleeva 4-6 7-5 7-5<br />(2) Saori Obata def. Asa Carlsson 1-6 6-3 6-2

Court 1:

(Q) Kimiko Date def. Meghann Shaughnessy 2-6 6-3 7-5 <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario def. Zsofia Gubasci 6-2 7-5<br />Sandrine Testud def. Dinara Safina 6-2 1-6 6-4<br />Barbara Schett def. Mirjana Lucic 7-6 (9) 7-5

Order of Play:

Centre Court:

Magui Serna vs. Anke Huber <br />(7) Venus Williams vs. Martina Hingis<br />Ai Sugiyama vs. (4) Louise Latimer<br />(1) Magdalena Gryzbowska vs. Patty Schyder

Court 1:

Pierce/Dominikovic vs Capriati/Davenport<br />Date/Leon Garcia vs Gubacsi/Latimer

Dec 3rd, 2001, 03:55 AM

Awesome starter, Kimiko Date who upset Meghann Shaughnessy of United States in the first round of The Championships at Wimbledon. This is her debt tournament!

[ December 02, 2001: Message edited by: AlexSydney ]</p>

Dec 3rd, 2001, 10:27 AM

INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA SCHETT:<br />Schett def. Lucic - 7-6(9), 7-5

Moderator: Questions please

Q: Barbara, you overcame a shaky start in a very triumphant way. What happenned?<br />B: I needed some time to get my rhythm, but then I felt really comfortable and the crowd was behind me. She broke my serve twice, and she opened a 5-2 lead. Then I woke up.

Q: The crowd was very supportive with you today, but some people say it's only for your attractive looks<br />B: It's great if people are supportive and cheer for me. Why they cheer, I don't think about, it's just nice that they are behind me. <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" />

Q: What's your favourite surface? Do you feel many difficulties to play on grass?<br />B: My favourite surface is the Rebound Ace. Well, playing on grass is very different from the other surfaces because there are so many erratic bounces and you have to be very focused to adjust to them. It's the surface I like least, I have to say.

Q: You recently moved to German, alleging lack of support in Austrian tennis. What are your plans in Germany?<br />B: I think Germany's Tennis Federation is so much interested than Austria's. They give full support for the players, and they invited me to join them, since I'm half-German and half-Austrian. Of course I accepted and I'm building my place in Filderstadt, with four tennis courts, so I can make my own practice there in this end of season.

Q: Did the call at 5-3 30-15 in the second set really bother you?<br />B: Yes! The ball was so wide. If the umpire hadn't overruled, it would have been match point for me. The bad thing on grass is that there isn't any mark, so you can't complain about the calls very much. But it happens, what can I do? <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Q: Thanks Barbara and good luck<br />B: Thank you!

Dec 3rd, 2001, 10:28 AM

Dec 3rd, 2001, 11:06 AM
Patty Vs Magda 2morr


Dec 3rd, 2001, 11:23 PM
Alex, can you double check the vento-majoli score. I don't see how it is possible with the points I sent you.

Dec 4th, 2001, 02:04 AM
Vento happy after upseting world number 6 Iva Majoli.....<br /> <br />http://www.igs.net/~bmitchell/Tennis/Vento/vento046.jpg

In a match involving two top ten players a tough round one encounter Vento Outlasted Majoli after having a great first set decided by a tiebreak...

Dec 4th, 2001, 04:09 AM
Centre Court:

Anke Huber def. Magui Serna 6-1 3-6 7-6 (2)<br />Martina Hingis def. (7) Venus Williams 7-5 7-5 <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />Ai Sugiyama def. (4) Louise Latimer 2-6 6-3 6-2 <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />Patty Schyder def. (1) Magdalena Gryzbowska 6-4 6-2 <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

Court 1:

Pierce/Dominikovic def. Capriati/Davenport 0-6 6-4 6-2<br />Date/Leon Garcia def. Gubacsi/Latimer 6-1 7-5

[ December 04, 2001: Message edited by: AlexSydney ]

[ December 04, 2001: Message edited by: AlexSydney ]</p>

Dec 4th, 2001, 05:58 AM
WOOHOO! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Anke won again! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> She is really happy!!! Hopefully this will improve Anke's rank a little bit....she really wants to move up - maybe to the top 10??? <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

And I can't wait until some doubles matches are played! Anke LOVES playing with good friend Chanda! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Sam L
Dec 4th, 2001, 07:36 AM
Martina Hingis is delighted to have avenged defending champion Venus Williams 7-5 7-5 <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> Williams defeated Hingis in the first round of the Sanex Championships in 3 sets.

Jippo McScally
Dec 4th, 2001, 04:27 PM
Great day for the Swiss<br />Swiss player's Patty Schnyder and Martin Hingis both progressed ino the third round of Wimbledon.

Patty Schnyder former world number 3 and French Open Semi-finalist defeted world number 1 and US Open champ Magdalena Grzybowska 6-4 6-2. After avenging her loss to Grzybowska in the Sanex championship's she said:

'I'm so happy. I played well and did what i hoped. The crowed where very supportive of me and I feel very at home playing in Britain. She now faces German Anke Huber.

Hingis, also unseeded also avenged her loss to Venus Williams in the Sanex Championships.

Jippo McScally
Dec 4th, 2001, 04:27 PM
Great day for the Swiss<br />Swiss player's Patty Schnyder and Martin Hingis both progressed ino the third round of Wimbledon.

Patty Schnyder former world number 3 and French Open Semi-finalist defeted world number 1 and US Open champ Magdalena Grzybowska 6-4 6-2. After avenging her loss to Grzybowska in the Sanex championship's she said:

'I'm so happy. I played well and did what i hoped. The crowed where very supportive of me and I feel very at home playing in Britain. She now faces German Anke Huber.

Hingis, also unseeded also avenged her loss to Venus Williams in the Sanex Championships and now faces Ai Sugiama.

Dec 5th, 2001, 03:16 AM
Centre Court:

Mary Pierce def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 0-6 7-5 6-2<br />(Q) Kimiko Date def. Maria Vento 1-6 6-2 7-6 (4) <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />Sandrine Testud def. (3) Amanda Coetzer 6-1 1-6 7-5 <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />(2) Saori Obata def. Barbara Schett 7-5 3-6 6-3

Court 1:

Williams/Williams def. Lucic/Jeyaseelan 6-1 4-6 7-5<br />Stevenson/Vento def. Keothavong/Schyder 6-4 2-6 6-3<br />(4) Majoli/Maleeva def. Sugiyama/Obata 6-3 6-3

YESTURDAY RESULTS: (Sorry <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> )

(3) Rubin/Huber def. Shaughnessy/Grzybowska 6-4 6-2

Order of Play:

Centre Court:

Sandrine Testud vs Mary Pierce<br />Martina Hingis vs Ai Sugiyama<br />Patty Schyder vs Anke Huber<br />(Q) Kimiko Date vs (2) Saori Obata

Court 1:

Stevenson/Vento vs (4) Majoli/Maleeva<br />(3) Rubin/Huber vs Date/Leon Garcia<br />Pierce/Dominikovic vs (2) Carlsson/Schett<br />(1) Coetzer/Schiavone vs Williams/Williams

Dec 5th, 2001, 03:19 AM
SINGLES Quarterfinals:

Patty Schyder vs Anke Huber<br />Martina Hingis vs Ai Sugiyama<br />Sandrine Testud vs Mary Pierce <br />(Q) Kimiko Date vs (2) Saori Obata

DOUBLES Quarterfinals:

(1) Coetzer/Schiavone vs Williams/Williams<br />Stevenson/Vento vs (4) Majoli/Maleeva<br />(3) Rubin/Huber vs Date/Leon Garcia<br />Pierce/Dominikovic vs (2) Carlsson/Schett

Dec 5th, 2001, 03:28 AM
YAAY! 3 japanese in the final 8!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

japan really are the strongest tennis nation! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Dec 5th, 2001, 10:37 AM
<font color="red">Send your points to dokic_pride@hotmail.com for Ericsson Open!

DEADLINE: This Saturday (Australia Time)!

[ December 05, 2001: Message edited by: AlexSydney ]</p>

Dec 5th, 2001, 10:58 AM
<font color="SpringGreen" size="4">Schett's Grand Slam dream is over</font>

The blond babe Barbara Schett has just been knocked out of The Wimbledon Championships, after her 5-7 6-3 3-6 defeat at Wimbledon's Centre Court to 2nd seed Saori Obata.

"When I defeated Jana, I felt I could really win here, because she won the title here in 1998, and this is definitely the surfaces that suits her game. Even I was shocked with my win."

"Against Saori, you have to take your chances. The pressure was all on her side, I just tried to play my game, but she was better than me. She runs a lot. You get desperate sometimes because she returns everything."

THE MATCH:<br />The match started will both players playing their best tennis, rewarding all the spectators who stayed overnight in the All England Lawn Tennis Club to get tickets for the Centre Court. Nobody had lost serve until the 6-5 30-all where Schett missed a lob handing Saori a set point, which she converted on a drop volley. First set Miss Saori 7-5.

In the second set, Schett came back from a 1-3 deficit to score 5 straight games and win the second set 6-3. The crowd was all on Schett, but we don't know if it was for her amazing backhand winners or for her small skirt <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

The match went to a third set'. Schett's shots didn't have the same oomph, unlike Saori, who didn't show any signal of fatigue. Obata broke Schett's serve in the 6th game, racing to a 4-2 lead and later closed the set 6-3, disappointing the crowd and the former-Austrian.

"There's a part of me that feels very proud of what I did out there today, it was one of the most beautiful tennis matches of this tournament. On the other hand, I feel very disappointed for myself, because I couldn't play my best on the three sets." *Schett sheds a tear* <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <br /><font color="SpringGreen">

[ December 05, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>

Dec 5th, 2001, 11:01 AM
http://www.tribuneindia.com/20010701/7spo.gif<br />Schett (GER) reactes after missing a shot against Obata (JAP). Obata def. Schett 7-5 3-6 6-3

Dec 5th, 2001, 11:19 AM
Stevenson and Vento advances on doubles<br />The successful team, who surprising everyone in their first partnership won the Carlsberg Tournament last week, and now are playing together again in Wimbledon, and seems like they will stand the streak of wins. "I'm very happy to playing with Maria, she is a great player, and a great person." said Alexandra who lost on singles to Sugiyama, in the third set, a tie breaker.<br />Alexandra Stevenson, also said that if she's not on singles, in doubles she must be in "Always has been in this way" said Stevenson. <br />Vento who lost to Date in the fourth round, also is confident to do well with Alexandra "I hope we can do it" said Vento<br />http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~aparish/alex/ten32503.jpeg<br />Stevenson stretching against her doubles match

Dec 5th, 2001, 01:25 PM
yaay. <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> saori is back in the qtr finals! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> this is her chance to re-re-regain her number one rank back from magdalena who was eliminated in the first round!<br />saori is disappointed to lose so early in the doubles and also to lose so convincingly! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

she looks forward to playing in the masters cup! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 5th, 2001, 04:51 PM

Anne Keothavong broke into tears after her 1st round doubles exit at wimbledon.The young brit who looked like demlooshing the world number 1 in the first round after taking the first set 6-1 and leading 4-0 in the second broke down after her 2001 campaign came to an end.<br />(crying)Its so hard for me playig at home!I was really optamistic but i lost both matches!<br />Anne will play in Miami next week.

Dec 6th, 2001, 08:41 AM
when can we expect results!? <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 6th, 2001, 08:43 AM
Sorry about late results because I been see doctor today <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> but I'll post results in few minutes! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 6th, 2001, 09:03 AM
Centre Court:

Mary Pierce def. Sandrine Testud 0-6 6-2 6-4<br />Ai Sugiyama def. Martina Hingis 3-6 6-3 6-4<br />Patty Schnyder def. Anke Huber 4-6 6-4 7-6 (15) <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> (flip a coins in the third set!)<br />(2) Saori Obata def. (Q) Kimiko Date 7-5 4-6 6-4 (Kimiko's dream came ended!)

Court 1:

(4) Majoli/Maleeva def. Stevenson/Vento 3-6 6-1 7-5<br />Date/Leon Garcia def. (3) Rubin/Huber 2-6 6-4 6-4 <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />Pierce/Dominikovic def. (2) Carlsson/Schett 0-6 6-3 6-2 <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />(1) Coetzer/Schiavone def. Williams/Williams 6-2 7-6 (8)

Order of Play:

Centre Court:

Patty Schyder vs Ai Sugiyama<br />Mary Pierce vs (2) Saori Obata<br />(1) Coetzer/Schiavone vs (4) Majoli/Maleeva<br />Date/Leon Garcia vs Pierce/Dominikovic (Mary need rest after her Singles match <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> )

Good luck to everyone who remaining at The Championships! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> And don't forget send your points to dokic_pride@hotmail.com for Ericsson Open! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

[ December 06, 2001: Message edited by: AlexSydney ]</p>

Dec 6th, 2001, 10:32 AM
yaay!!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

sugiyama is in to the semis!!!

yaay!!! to saori for also making the semis and almost definitely guarenteeing her place at number one again!

shame it came at the expense of rising fellow japanese kimiko date!! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

unfortunately it might end up being the case of best friends lining up in the final!!! Ai and saori are on opposites sides of the draw! <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Dec 6th, 2001, 10:35 AM
BTW. i think Ai will be keeping the same points for the ericsson open! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 6th, 2001, 11:45 AM
DARN<br />Carlsson/Schett lost<br />Gee!

Jippo McScally
Dec 6th, 2001, 12:13 PM
Woohoo!!!!C'MON PATTY SCHNYDER!!!!<br />KICK ASS!!!!!!!

Dec 6th, 2001, 12:43 PM
weldone vento and stevenson!<br />Let's kick some ass in Miami now! <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Dec 6th, 2001, 04:34 PM
Chanda lost in first round <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Anke lost 15-17 in third, btwtiebreak in final set??? <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Anke/Chanda lost too <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

<br />ANNOUNCEMENT: Chanda Rubin follows Anke and Barbara to Germany!!!

Chanda: "I decided to play for Germany cause my two best friends Anke and Babsi told me to do this because in USA I am only number 5 after the Williams and Davey, Seles...so now I am 3rd!!!" <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Dec 6th, 2001, 05:02 PM
Well done patty! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Dec 7th, 2001, 03:03 AM
Centre Court:

Ai Sugiyama def. Patty Schyder 7-5 1-6 6-3<br />(2) Saori Obata def. Mary Pierce 6-4 4-6 6-4<br />(4) Majoli/Maleeva def. (1) Coetzer/Schiavone 7-5 3-6 6-3<br />Pierce/Dominikovic def. Date/Leon Garcia 0-6 6-4 6-3

Order of Play:

Ai Sugiyama vs (2) Saori Obata<br />(4) Majoli/Maleeva vs Pierce/Dominikovic

Dec 7th, 2001, 03:15 AM
oh goodeness! <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

i don't know whether to cheer or cry!?

Saori has to play Ai... her best friend and doubles partner in the final of wimbledon! <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

oh good lord!

ummm.. well firstly well done to saori and Ai for winning their semis! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

its going to be very tough for the girls to do this!

reminds me of venus and serena in WTA US open final! Ai and Saori are practically sisters! they live together, travel together, have the same friends, were raised as friends, practice together, shop together, eat together... there isn't a thing they don't do together!

oh wait.. there is! <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

good luck Ai!<br />good luck Saori!

Dec 7th, 2001, 03:18 AM
dear oh dear! ai vs saori! <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> i didn't think that was going to happen! neither ai or saori will walk away happy after tomorrow afternoon! they aren't the real winners out of all this!

The real winner in this is Tennis in Japan! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

After their fed cup victory tennis REALLY began to boom in japan! and now - just a couple of weeks later here they are - the 2 japanese stars in the final of wimbledon!

Japan have really asserted their dominance of the FWTA tour and especially so with the re-introduction of Kimiko Date! these guys have shown the world tennis is no longer all power! these guys don't have much power. but what they lack in power they more than make up in guts and determination!

so good luck Ai and also to Saori! hope youguys give it your best tomorrow!

Dec 8th, 2001, 04:19 AM
Centre Court:

(2) Saori Obata def. Ai Sugiyama 4-6 6-4 7-5<br />Pierce/Dominikovic def. (4) Majoli/Maleeva 0-6 6-2 6-4 <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

Congratulations to Saori and Mary Pierce/Evie Dominikovic for won the Grand Slam!

The Ericsson Open draw will be release within hour! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Mary Pierce
Dec 8th, 2001, 05:54 AM
Congradulations Mary Pierce & Evie Dominikovic!!!!

What a great effort, first time paired, first time in an FWTA slam, and they win!!!

Were do I find the rankings??


Jippo McScally
Dec 8th, 2001, 08:00 PM
Well done everybody that won!!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Patty is Very happy to reach her secod Grand Slam Semi!!!!!!!

Dec 9th, 2001, 12:56 PM
ai wishes to congratulate saori on what turned out to be a thrilling encounter! ai is glad it went the distance and that the standard was extremely high, rarely seen in fwta history!

they gave it their all! they knew each others strengths and weaknesses inside out and they said before the match that they both have to forget their friendship for 2 hours ( it turned out to be 3 hours <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> ). they did that and the result was a thrilling 3 set encounter!

once again well done to saori.. saori leads the head to head 2-0 after the first match went to a third set tiebreak! <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> but at least saori has definitely regained her number one ranking again! ai will have shot up in the rankings again! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

good luck ai in the ericsson and to saori in the masters cup! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />