(1)Conde-Martinez vs BYE<br />Spencer vs Keller<br />Clijsters vs Fernandez<br />BYE vs (5)Dokic
(3)Gambill vs BYE<br />Nadal vs Adeva<br />Dlhopolcova vs Dokitch<br />Mutola vs (7)Wong
(8)B Miele vs Hingis<br />Fleischmann vs Paterson<br />Messay vs Kournikova-Elia<br />BYE vs (4)L Miele
(6)Molik vs Delacour<br />Pierce vs Van Krumpt<br />Herrera vs Gonzalez<br />BYE vs (2)Katsumi
(1)Conde-Martinez/Molik vs BYE<br />Dokitch/Wong vs Herrera/Katsumi
Keller/Van Krumpt vs Nadal/Clijsters<br />Mutola/Pierce vs (3)L Miele/B Miele
(4)Paterson/Spencer vs Fleischmann/Delacour<br />Slhopolcova vs Hingis/Fernandez
Dokic/Gambill vs WC- Borwell/Harkleroad<br />BYE vs (2)Adeva/Messay
Dec 8th, 2001, 08:09 PM
Mary Wong recharged after short break
Mary Wong has not win a singles match except in exhibition ever since she picked up the trophy in Hong Kong Junior Open, however, she is aiming to break this drought in one of the biggest tournament in the junior event, orange bowl.
'I have been practising, Jane has been helping me, being my hitting partner, I am sorry I did not go to the exhibition organised by the Miele's sisters, but I really need a break, my game is getting along hopefully I can do well this time round'
Dec 8th, 2001, 10:31 PM
MEGHANN ADEVA just sent in her points!
Dec 9th, 2001, 01:42 AM
Jelliana Seles would wish to play here and is asking this kind great most excellent tournament director for a late Wild Card?
Please <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
(maybe if someone doesnt send points i can fill their space?)
Thanks Paul, or maybe no thanks <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
I will send Jelliana's points anyway <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 9th, 2001, 04:33 AM
Ana Maria Herrera not possitive even with Mallorca win
Mexican Ana Maria Herrera is not possitive coming to this years Orange Bowl. Herrera who is 16 years old and became first Latin American player to win an event in the ITF Juniors and also winning Wimbledon won last week´s $10,000 event in Mallorca. But still is not conffident with a good result here. "Syria in first round is no way good. She is Adriana´s sister and she will know to play against me... I am sure I have 50% of losing." In case of winning this match she would have to face second seeded and former #1 Shizu Katsumi "If I face Shizu we know who will win".
Herrera plays doubles with Katsumi and will face US Open Champions Daniela Dockitch and Mary Wong.
Dec 9th, 2001, 08:33 AM
paul check your pm i just sent in shizus points! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 9th, 2001, 11:20 AM
Seles will play (5)Dokic
Order of Play for Monday 10/12/01
WC-Jelliana Seles vs (5) Elena Dokic
(8)Barbara Miele vs Jana Hingis
Mia-Ling Keller vs Carolina Spencer
Ana-Maria Herrera vs Syria Gonzalez
Catherine Pierce vs Alexia Van Krumpt
Karen Clijsters vs Zerene Fernandez
Dec 9th, 2001, 02:58 PM
Jelliana greatful for her wild card <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
But.... Very very nervous for her centre court match first on court! But ofcourse Jelliana will fight to the end and hopefully play her best, ending victorious, Vamos! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
Good luck Elena also <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
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Dec 9th, 2001, 05:16 PM
Marta Maria is happy to face bye in singles and doubles...
"Im sure i can beat it" <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
Dec 9th, 2001, 07:29 PM
<font face="arial black" size="5" color="Orange"><br />Lara Miele ready to win the Orange Bowl</font>
After a slip on the rankings, the 16-year-old Lara Miele stated that she is more than ready to win a big event and it looks like the Orange Bowl is going to be the ONE.
Lara Miele started dominating the FWTT Juniors tour along with Shizu Katsumi, reaching the #2 spot of the rankings after a tournament win in Brunei. Later, with the rise of Gambill and Conde-Martinez, L. Miele fell to the 4th place.<br />"At least there isn't much pressure." - she stated about her current ranking. "But I'm starving to have my name on the top of the ranking."
Lara's sister, Barbara Miele, who had a sluggish start on the tour, reached the semifinals at the Eddie Herr Championships and reached the 9th spot. Barbara will debut in Miami against Jana Hingis, and Lara will face the winner of Messay and Kournikova-Elia. Lara and Barbara are on the same side of the draw and they can face each other on the quarterfinals.
The Miele Sisters are seeded third in doubles and they will face Mutola and Pierce in the first round.
[ December 09, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>
Dec 9th, 2001, 08:28 PM
<font size=5>Barbara Miele try to increase her ranking</font><br />Key Biscane - Barbara surprised everyone by beating Mary Wong last week in Eddie Herr champioships, and reahcing semis. Now the younger of the Mieles sisters wants to win the tournament. "That's all I've been thinking..." said Miele anxious about the tournament.
Barbara increased her ranking, of 13th to 9th. Ane being the 8th seeds in this tournament. "This is gonna be my first match as seed. I'm nervous, but nothing that I can't handle it."
Barbara Miele comes calling attention, after have a discussion with Marta Maria Conde Martinez, the top seed, and Ana Maria Herrera. While asked what she think of her rivals, "Rivals?" laughing. "I don't have time to thikn about how I will react in front of them. I'm sure won't be a reaction that people would like to see everyday." said Miele.
Barbara Miele plays on Monday against Jana Hingis, and Lara, the oldest, will have to wait the winner of Leslie Ann Messay and Anna Kournikova Elia, to see who she'll face.
[ December 09, 2001: Message edited by: BecoolSerenaLover ]</p>
Dec 9th, 2001, 08:32 PM
Barbara must re connect her Brain Unfortunately Ana was never #1 <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
Dec 9th, 2001, 08:32 PM
Some words of Marta Maria after her training..
Q: Marta Maria did you hear what Barbara Miele say?
MM: Barbara Miele ? Who is she?
Q: You dont remeber her? You defeated her two weeks ago in semis..
MM: Oh... yes it was very easy... she should think to change of sport.... i think she chose the wrong one...
Dec 9th, 2001, 08:54 PM
Barbara answer Marta Maria :
"Well I guess she needs a hard punishment of her parents.. This girl is so childish and spoiled.. She needs an answer... I guess she didn't realized that was against me that she had the most difficult match in Eddie Herr...! Maybe she was looking for her toys or dolls, and didn't even paid attention... And I'm very sad with her being the top seed. I prefer Shizu, but the life is full of ups and downs...."
Dec 9th, 2001, 09:02 PM
World #1 had to answer the press when she was leaving a restaurant.
Q: Marta Maria... Barbara attacked you again...
MM: What Barbara?... Oh that Barbara ? Please God dont use her a excuse to make me reports or pictures... She is just jealous... she is not a good player and she needs to get the press attention insulting top players as Ana Maria or me..
Q: She accused you as a child who doesnt deserve to be top seed next tournament..
MM: Oh yes i forgot she is a big woman..... and about ranks.... i dont make them... results does so... bye bye i have not much time to waste it with that kind of persons.
Dec 9th, 2001, 09:10 PM
Herrera: I think Barbara has to many free time to invent this nice stories <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> LOL !
Dec 9th, 2001, 09:13 PM
Barbara Miele answer Marta Maria's attackment...
"Well, like I said, she is a childish girl. She needs a hard punishment, to learn to don't be such a nasty annoying "woman" as she prefers being called. I don't waste my time insulting players to call attention. I just don't keep players who don't have any kind of knowledge try to overpower me. She can be good in tennis, but only in tennis. I want to see when her carrer ends. She will have to lieve as servent, in some restaurant in Spain.... If she thinks I am a bad player, well, leave her with this thought. Cause this subject we can't solve on words, we have to show on court."
Dec 9th, 2001, 10:06 PM
Pfff these stories are very childish. I think Marta Maria and Barbara Miele are childs. CHILDS CHILDS CHILDS!!!
Dec 9th, 2001, 10:10 PM
"ok i will say the truth, why Barbara insultes me. She is in love with me, she is obssesed and she dont accept that i refused she. 2 weeks ago after our semifinal we were in the locker room and she tried to propass with me and we have this with our lawyers. I have not more comments to say, i just want that she leaves me alone. Thanks"
Dec 9th, 2001, 10:13 PM
<font size=10 color=blue>CHILDS!!!</font>
Dec 9th, 2001, 10:24 PM
"What???" said Barbara after listening by the journalist the accusation of Marta Maria, who said that Barbara tried to "propass" her.<br />"Oh my God!!! This girl really needs to be in a madhouse!!! She is not only childish, and annoying, but she is completely out of her mind!! She showed everyone that she is lunatic!!! I will process her for such accusations!!! Who she thinks she is??? She made accusations that can dirt my image! She won't get out of this without a stop in the court of justice!!! I'm very serious!" said Barbara threating Marta Maria..
Dec 9th, 2001, 10:29 PM
Barbara continues her speech about Marta Maria<br />"Even if I was lesbian, I would be inteligent enough to don't date such bad person! I hope she never shows her face in mine again, cause she will get something she never had of her parents!! Even if we have to play against each other!" said Barbara
Dec 9th, 2001, 11:38 PM
Katarina Kriventcheva-Molik would like to give her support to her wonderful and MATURE doubles partner Marta Maria Conde-Martinez. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> Barbara Miele needs to do something else with her time, as these comments are very childish! <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> Oh well, WHO IS NUMBER ONE IN DOUBLES??????? CONDE-MARTINEZ/MOLIK NOT MIELE/MIELE!!!!! <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/lick.gif" border="0" alt="[Lick]" /> <img src="graemlins/drool.gif" border="0" alt="[Drool]" />
Dec 10th, 2001, 01:28 AM
<font color="#FF8080" size="5" face="Arial"><strong>Lara Miele on the Barbara/Marta Maria row</strong></font>
Lara Miele, the eldest of the Miele sisters, tells all the truth on the arguement between Barbara Miele, the youngest Miele sister, and Marta Maria Martinez, current #1 of the FWTT Juniors
"Most of the players hate us, me and Barbara. Well, I don't know exactly why it is! Maybe because wet get more hype and attention<br />than them, and they get jealous, maybe because we're sisters and we have good results. We all are great players, on a very same level, because we are all Top 10. Marta and Ana try to make a<br />conspiracy against us but we are going to be strong and don't care about it. By the way, we don't need them for anything, nor any other silly player who trusts them. Barbara sometimes goes beyond the limits with some statements, but the other girls keep teasing and it's very hard to control. All 4, Marta, Ana, Barbara and this intruse Kriventcheva-Molik have been very imature and childish with everything. I think everybody can take a lesson from this and let's stop because the Orange Bowl is coming and we better display some great tennis <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
[ December 09, 2001: Message edited by: Caio Braz ]</p>
Dec 10th, 2001, 02:10 PM
"As i sais this is in the hands of my lawyers, obviously she denied it and she never will admit but i wont say more comments untill the judgment, now i want to concentrate in my game to concinue getting good results in singles and in doubles with Katerina"
Dec 10th, 2001, 05:55 PM
Barbara Miele's words after leaving the court in the trainnings...<br />"Look! I need to concentrate for today! I can say more in the press conference, but now I just wanna rest, and concentrate. I have to be on court in some hours.. so... The only thing I can say is that she is a lunatic. She showed everyone already and still wants to look like one. That's her problem.. Bye!" said Barbara leaving the court with her father Leo Schultz, who prefer don't enter in this subject...
Dec 10th, 2001, 06:22 PM
Seles bt (5) Dokic 36 64 76(0)
surprise by the late Wild Card Entrant
(8)B Miele bt Hingis 76(1) 76(6)
Erratic and poor display form younger Miele. Should have beaten the less talented and lower-ranked Hingis with ease.
Spencer bt Keller 61 64
Comfortable win for Spencer of the returning and out-of-from Keller.
Herrera bt Gonzalez 46 63 75
Herrera overcomes tough test against a player just bag from a nasty back injury.
Pierce bt Van Krumpt 60 06 64
A topsy-turvey match that came to life in teh final set. US Open champion shoudl her class over an opponent who looked out of ehr depth on big points.
Fernandez bt Clijsters 75 36 64
Clijsters definately one to look out for after this impressive debut, which saw he loose out a close match against Fernandez.
Dec 10th, 2001, 06:24 PM
Jelliana Seles will not get involved in this thing - she is too young to be fighting ..... <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
Jelliana is in deep concentration for her match - which should be played quite soon....
Another seed fallen to the toung talented Russian!<br />Wooohooo!
Go Wild Card! Go Wild Card! Win Wimbldeon! Ooops i mean Orange Bowl <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
Dec 10th, 2001, 06:44 PM
Anne Gambill says her piece
Anne Gambill said her bit on the Barbara Miele,Marta Maria fighting today.<br />'Some players do have a lot of anger with the miele sisters,i don't know why they are great girls and a lot of fun.Since Sara left i have got to know them very well,they cheered me up after i missed Sara so much.I have no idea why there is so much hate geared towards them'<br />'The whole thing between Barbara and Marta is quite childish,they are both great people and very strong minded!!!!!But i think they both need to calm down before one of them hits the other one!(laughs)'<br />'They are the world number 1 and 4 they should be showing an example to the younger and lower ranked players'
Dec 10th, 2001, 06:45 PM
Anne also says bad luck Elena for loosing! <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />
Dec 10th, 2001, 08:27 PM
Hi Anne Gambill this is Lara Miele and thanks for the support <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />By the way, Barbara is ranked 9, and Lara is ranked 4.
Anyway,<br /><font size="5" face="Arial">Congratulations Barbara for the win!!! Let's go!!!</font>
Dec 10th, 2001, 09:57 PM
Herrera survives r1 in Burger King Orange Bowl
Mexican Ana Maria Herrera passed today to the second round of the Burger King Orange Bowl grade A in the fwt tour juniors. Herrera needed 3 sets to beat Spanish player Syria Gonzalez.
Herrera started serving and took a quick lead of 3-0, in that moment Gonzalez who came back after injury won 5 straight games before winning the set 6-4. And took a lead of 2-0 in the second set anyways Herrera won that set 6-3. In the third set Herrera lead 5-3 before Gonzalez came back to 5-5. The final Score was Herrera beating Gonzalez 4-6 6-3 7-5.
Other Mexican in second round is Zerene Fernandez who defeated Karen Clijsters 7-5 3-6 6-4. Other 2 Latin´s in second round are Venezuela´s Carolina Spencer and Brazil´s Barbara Miele who beat Mia Ling Keller and Tanya Hingis respectivately.
Carolina Spencer will face #1 Marta Maria Conde-Martinez, meanwhile Fernandez will face surprisive Jelliana Seles who today beat fifth seeded Elena Dokic. Ana Maria Herrera will face #2 and doubles partner Shizu Katsumi meanwhile Brazil´s Barbara Miele will face either Fleischmann or Paterson.
Only Latin still to play her first match is the bigger of the Miele´s sisters Lara who will face Messay or Kournikova-Elia in the second round.
In the doubles draw, Miele sisters are seeded #2, and Paterson and Spencer #4 seeds. Ana Maria Herrera and Zerene Fernandez are also in the doubles draw.
Dec 10th, 2001, 10:45 PM
<font color = blue size= 4> Jelliana Seles Speaks About Her Future And FWTT Junoirs</font>
Q: Hi Jelliana. Your fairly new to the tour and your young, fresh and hungry for victory. You've already defeated some very high class players including today when you beat 5th seed, Elena Dokic in the Orange Bowl. How do you feel?
Jelliana: Excellent! I am really enjoying my junior carrer so far, even though i have just started. I know i can defeat the top players, i am very hungry for success, and i feel i am already ready for a tournament win.
Q: Yes, i think so to. <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> Well you already have prooven yourself in doubles, catching your first doubles title not so long ago, on your 2nd ever doubles tournament, how do you feel about this?
Jelliana: I think i have to give all praise to my excellent doubles partner, Maria. She has been excellent in welcoming me into the tour and has given me great confidence in my game.
Q: Why are you not playing doubles with Herrera this week?
Jelliana: Well you see, i was planning to take 2 weeks away from the tour, after my marathon match i played the match before, losing in 1rd after having 17 mp's. I felt i needed a short break to pull myself together. So i had last week off, and then this week i was missing the tour so much i pleaded for a wild card into this event, which i got. Maria had already decided to play this event, and well it isnt fair that she should miss the doubles just coz of me. Hopefully we will be playing together again next week.
Q: What do u think of the Conde-Martinez, and Miele Sisters fight?
Jelliana: Well it really has nothing to do with me. I do believe that Conde-Martinez has had lawyers involved, maybe this is the best way to dispute the argument, rarther than taking things into their own hands.
Q: What do tou think of the things they have said?
Jelliana: As i say - it really has nothing to do with me.
Q: Thanks Jelliana, im sure you will excell in your game in the future, all the best.
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Dec 10th, 2001, 10:47 PM
Dockitch arrives in Miami, with new name and hopes!
Australia's highest ranked junior, Daniela Dockitch arrived in Miami today, after finishing Runner-Up at the Sony/DKNY Miele Sieters Exhibition.
Dockitch however has changed her last name to Turundzhov (Ta-ran-zhov) after her mother re-married Yugoslav mining magnate, Igor Turundzhov.
Here is a transcript of an interview given as Turundzhov arrived.
<br />Q: Welcome to Miami Daniela.
A: Thanks, I've been here many times before. I have a house here, well my sister does. I train here in Florida, it's a really nice place to play tennis, very exciting sort of feel to this tournament.
Q: Where is your house in Florida?
A: Saddlebrook. It's a sporting facility just near here. It's really good, there facilities are great and you always have people to work with.
Q: Is that why you prefer to live in Florida instead of back home in Australia?
A: Yeah, basically, that's it. I still go back home as much as possible but the facilities are a lot better here in Florida. There are a lot of tournaments around here and you know, it's a very good place to train. Travelling from Australia is like hell. Travelling to Europe is very bad, you can't sleep for 3 days. I struggled a little with the travelling but from Florida, it's fine.
Q: Now, you're no longer Dockitch, now Turundzhov, how did that come about?
A: Well, about a year ago, some people may remember that my parents divorced. Since then, they've completely separated and my mum met this guy, Igor. They fell in love and married and they asked me to take his name. My dad had no objections so I did. I like it, it's a nice name, don't you think? (laughs)
Q: You've been playing better and better every week, what are your aims entering this tournament?
A: Yeah I have. You know, two weeks ago, I made the semis at Eddie Herr and last week finished runner up so hopefully this week I can go all the way but it'll be really tough because there are so many good players. I cam here to win, it's what I play for and you know, it's a little frustrating that I haven't got a singles title yet. You know, I've made like 7 or 8 finals and yet to win a tournament, that's something I want to imrpove on.
Q: You said you haven't won a tournament yet, what do you think is the problem?
A: I don't think there is a problem, just probably haven't played good tennis at the latter stages and that's when it counts. I think you know, I've been getting better and I hope that this week will be a different story.
Q: Former world no 1, you came back on tour and had no rank, how did that feel?
A: I was a little annoyed but I mean, you just take it in your stride and keep going because I mean, I couldn't do anything about it so I knew I was there before and I could get there again. Top 15 after 3 events isn't bad. I hope to be top 10 by the start of next season.
Q: Natalya Dhlopolcova in the 1st rnd here, have you played her before? What do you expect?
A: Yeah, I don't know a lot about her. No, no, I haven't played her before, she's just knew I think. This is her first event, she was practising before me and I watched her and she was really good. I think it'll be tough but hopefully I've done enough work leading in to the match.
Q: What are your plans after this event?
A: Well, I still have a few more junior events and you know, then I'll see. Maybe take a break but I still feel good, then I'll apply for some WC's into the Challengers and try getting match fit. I'll be flying home to Australia and prepare for the summer circuit.
<br />Daniela Turundzhov signs autographs for fans after her practise session today.
Dec 11th, 2001, 03:47 AM
um ... adeva/messay is seeded 2 ...
Dec 11th, 2001, 05:55 AM
Zerene Fernandez is very pleased with her win over Clijsters and looks forward to her next matches in singles and doubles with her great friend Jana <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
Dec 11th, 2001, 08:51 AM
Umm... my player, Catherine Pierce beat Van Krumpt in the third set?! I has 0 points in the third set!! <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
Dec 11th, 2001, 09:05 AM
Turundzov begs for Huubere to return!
<br />Top ranked Australian junior, Daniela Turundzhov has begged for former world no 1 junior Mirjana Huubere to return to the FWTT Juniors.
Turundzhov believes that Huubere is needed to encourage the development of juior players in their country and to add depth to a great tour.
I would like Mirjana to ome back. We played great together and I think we need her. It's tough being the only Aussie other there, we need to work together. Come on Mirjana!
Dec 11th, 2001, 12:56 PM
Interview with Barbara MIELE
B.MIELE/Hingis 7-6 7-6
Moderator questions please...
Q: Did Jana Hingis impressed you with her game?<br />B.MIELE: Yes absolutely she did. She has some good strokes, made me work harder than I thought I would. She is a fighter and a great player.
Q: You said you were nervous cause this match was your first. In which sense were you nervous?<br />B.MIELE: Well, I was nervous to get the pressure of being the seed, the favourite to win, and maybe choke and lose. Like happend last week. I was so confidence to reach the finals, I ended losing.
Q: Now what’s happening between you and Marta Maria? You’ve been trading insultes?<br />B.MIELE: Well, this is something where she begun. She thinks she is the best of the bests. That’s the consequence. And also, all you see how bad is to have an immature player on the top. She needs to learn some methods of education. She don’t have to say to accusations before confirm. I think she is on drugs, cause is not possible that thing she said.
Q: She said you were lesbian, and tried to caught her.<br />B.MIELE : Yes (laughing), that’s why I think that she needs to cut the drugs a little bit. Is making her bad. She will starts to accuse other players also, like she is doing at me.
Q: Ana Maria said that you was inventing stories.<br />B.MIELE: Oh, Ana Maria is mad cause I defeat her in Eddie Herr. She is nice, but has vulnerable feelings, so... I don’t have anything against her. I said that she will have a chance against me one time.... But unfortunely for her, that wasn’t the right moment.
Q: What you did today to forget all the pressure about this speechs made by Marta Maria?<br />B.MIELE: Oh, was easy. We know that kids actually don’t know or mean what they say, so I knew how to handle it.
Q: You don’t think you are catching so deeply in your answers??<br />B.MIELE: Me???? Looks like you didn’t saw what she said. You should look for it, and then tell me who is being more rude in this history.
Q: Will you process her?<br />B.MIELE: Of course! She will not be out of this story so easy now! Who she thinks she are? Just because she is the number one, she has the right to accuse me of anything she wants? She is very wrong! She is nobody! She is just the top seed, nothing more. She don’t have the right to accuse other players, just because she thinks she is superior to the others. I’m sure there are more inteligent players than her in this tour. That’s all. She don’t know who she is messing with, I think she didn’t realized yet.
Q: What Lara thinks of this?<br />B.MIELE: She wants us to stop this discussion, but no. After the judge’s decision, maybe we can stop one day. But now I just wanna think of my tennis. I want to be ready round to round.
Q: Ok, Barbara good luck in your next round!<br />B.MIELE: Thanks you very much.
Dec 11th, 2001, 06:29 PM
so did van krumpt. unfortunately her points were sent past the deadline so i made up the score.
(7)Wong bt Mutola 36 64 75
Wong struggles against teh returning Botswanian, who cause Mary trouble with her all-round game.
Delacour bt (6)Molik 36 76(4) 64
another thriller in which both players missed chances. Molik will be looking to redeem herself in double safter this dissapoitijng upset.
Paterson bt Fleischmann 76(1) 26 64
After a tight first set, fleischmann seemed on course fro the match after racing toa 6-2 3- lead. But Paterson used her superior 2nd serve to win teh match.
Kournikova-Elia bt Messay 76(4) 76(2)
A dissapointing result for Messay, who is still struggling to find consistency. Elia will be delighted to claim her place on centre court againt Lara Miele<br />after a major tussle.
Adeva bt Nadal 76(4) 16 62
Adeva pushed past teh challenge of debutant Victoria Nadal. Aftert winning the first set on teh tie-break, it was all Nadal as she cruised teh 2nd. However her inexperience showed with soem poor shot choice and Meghann grabbed the win
Dlhopolcova bt Thzuranova 64 64
A name change couldnt' stop promisig newcomer Dlhopolcova who bt a gutted Thzuranova in straight sets.
<br /> <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> congrats Jelliana, you came the last day, in the last moment and however you got the victory..... <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> congrats!!
although i am very angry due to the loss, you look be a nice player, and not strange like others (marta maria, mieles and company......)<br /> <br /> GOOD LUCK ALL!!!! and we will do AnnE!!!!!!!
Dec 11th, 2001, 08:14 PM
God i am glad anne got 2 days off shes exhausyed after all the tennis she has played recently but is now ready to kick ass at the orange bowl!
Dec 12th, 2001, 12:51 AM
Thanks Elena! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
Jelliana makes another friend on tour <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Good Luck next time!
<img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 12th, 2001, 03:35 AM
Dlhopolcova Begins Strong
Natalya Dlhopolcova began her quest for Junior stardom on Tuesday, as she squared off against former junior #1, Jelena Turundzhov of Yugoslavia in the opening round of the Orange Bowl in Key Biscayne Florida.
Competing in her first ever FWT Junior level event, Dlhopolcova came out confident and eager to test her level of play against the world's most elite young atheletes in the sport.
Hailing from Slovakia, the talented 14 year old came to the States to gain some experience for the upcoming 2002 season where she intends on competing for the entire season in order to work her way up to the top level of the rankings. Shortly after her match, we were able to catch up with Natalya.
Q: Natalya, congratulations on an impressive first round win. What was the key to you winning?
A: Thank you. I was against a very difficult player, Turundzhov is a talented player with much success already, so this means a lot to me. I just tried to stay focused, and not let the occasion get to me. I went for it, because I knew I had nothing to lose at this point.
Q: How long have you been preparing for this trip to the Orange Bowl?
A: Well, for about the past 2 months. I have played a lot in my home country Slovakia, and also I have played some of the juniors here in Florida as I also train in Boca Raton, so I feel good about being here to compete with everyone.
Q: What is your goal?
A: Well, I just want to improve my game, I will be competing the next couple of weeks with not much pressure on me but to try and play my best, and make a good effort. I am mainly trying to prepare for next year, where I would like to try and make the top 10.
Q: Your next opponent is Mary Wong, another difficult player, can you tell us your expectations in that match?
A: Just to do my best and see where that can take me. That's all I can really do, is stay focused, concentrate on what I need to do, and just give it my all. I know Mary will be a difficult player for me to beat, so I will have to play my very best to try and win.
Q: Thank you Natalya.
A: Thank you.
[ December 17, 2001: Message edited by: Randy H ]</p>
Dec 12th, 2001, 11:30 AM
filipina junior struggles into the second round.
meghann adeva, the number 1 FWTT junior in the philippines, survived a titanic match against newcomer victoria nadal in the first match of the orange bowl junior tournament. she beat the newcomer 7-6 1-6 6-3 as the newcomer failed to carryon the momentum built in a second set romp of adeva.
comments from meghann, "i am so grateful that i got through that round. for a newcomer, victoria is a very, very tough opponent. i can see her succeeding very well in the tour."
adeva next faces seeded player gambill in the next round.
The dreadful day fro the Miele's continued as Barbara was knowcked out in a thrilling encounter against the scot. Paterson served 13 aces on her way to victory.
Delacour bt Pierce 36 76(15) 64
A beatiful volley in a mammoth tie-break put Frenchwoman Delacour on the raod to victory. Pierce seems unable to find the form that crowned her US Open Champion
(2)Katsumi bt Herrera 76(1) 57 75
Katsumi is back! In a match she woudl have lost a couple fo weeks ago, the Japanese player kept a cool head against the spirited challenge of Herrera. 3 close sets kept the crowd warmed up in the cold weather court-side
Who would have said that the player that had the toughest match in the Orange Bowl today would be the only latinAmerican to come through? Venezuelan Carolina Spencer went on court to simply show Marta Maria Conde-Martinez who she was and score said it all with a win over world #1 6-2 6-3.
Unofrtunately not all Latin´s had this good luck. British Jelliana Seles beat Mexican Zerene Fernandez with a double 7-6(2). The other Mexican Ana Maria Herrera couldnt win also as she lost 7-6 5-7 7-5 against her doubles partner Shziu Katsumi in a great match.
And luck wasnt also in Brazil´s stars the Miele sisters as today fourth seed Lara Miele lost in straight sets against Kournikova-Elia, and also eigth seed Barbara Miele lost to Paterson in 2 tie-breakers. Luck didnt came after for the Miele as the third seeds had to say goodbye as they lost to Caroline Mutola and Catherine Pierce 7-5, 6-0.
In more doubles scores... fourth seeds Spencer and Paterson bt. Fleischmann and Delacour in straight sets. A. Herrera and Katsumi bt. Wong and Turundzhov 6-4, 6-3 and Dlhopolcova and Kournikova-Elia bt. Jana Hingis and Mexican Zerene Fernandez in 3 tough sets.
Carolina Spencer will face now British Jelliana Seles. Herrera/Katsumi will face first seeds Conde-Martinez and Krivencheva-Molik meanwhile Paterson and Venezuelan Spencer will face Dlhopolcova and Kournikova-Elia.
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Dec 12th, 2001, 07:07 PM
Yeah Anne Gambill won in singles and doubles! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> !
VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Dec 12th, 2001, 07:22 PM
Caroline Mutola bows out in singles, wins in doubles
Her first tour match in six months, Caroline Mutola came out swinging against Mary Wong of Hong Kong only to lose 7/5 in the 3rd set. Later, she paired up with Australia's Catherine Pierce to beat the Miele sisters in suprisingly easy 2 sets.
Here is the post-match interview from today's doubles match
Q: Tight match against Mary yesterday. How do you feel?
A: You know, I didn't expect to win my first match, and against Mary who is quite an impressive player. I like to serve and volley a lot and she had some terrific passing shots.
Q: I know that you train with Ruflina (Taliamanosoko) who is best friends with Mary's sister, Jane. Have you met each other before?
A: Oh yes, definitely. I knew Mary before she even joined the circuit. We practiced one day, about 10 months ago, and I knew she was good. She asked me if I thought she could be in juniors pro tour and I said, 'Honey, if I can, then you sure can' and look where she is today.
Q: First match with Catherine. You 2 defeat the sisters.
A: Yeah, but Barbara didn't look right out there and Marta didn't look right in her singles match either. All of this arguing is pointless, and it is taking affect on their game. I hope they focus on their tennis and not each other, then the results will be much better.
Q: Well, thank you for your time and good luck in the rest of the tournament.
A: Thanks! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 12th, 2001, 07:22 PM
Karen Clijsters was tired of her name and would like to change it to VANESSA COENEGRACHTS. She asked the Belgian gouvernement and it was ok. Now she only needs permission from the tour directors. She would also like to keep her ranking status!<br />Thanks!
Dec 12th, 2001, 08:19 PM
OMG! Will Lara Miele ever do well in a Grade A?!<br />WHAT A HELL!
3 losses in a row!<br />Also in doubles <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />
Dec 12th, 2001, 08:41 PM
<font color= yellow size= 5>Jelliana "Delighted" with performance</font>
A Statement released by Jelliana Seles after her victory in round 2 of the Orange Bowl.
"I'm Delighted with the way i played today! It was an excellent match all the way through, the 1st being very tight, serve after serve being held, untill eventually i managed to pull through on the tie break. The first set was the key, i havnt of won the first set it would had been an up hill struggle, by winning the 1st i blew Fernandez's confidence and was sailing through the second, untill she decided to play like the 1st set again, i think she was just free hitting. I lost all concentration and struggled to finish her off. So it came down to the tie break again. Overall was a great match, with lots of tention and suprises. I think people on tour are starting to realise i'm not just here to play, buit i'm here to win. Welldone to Fernandez she played a great game.<br />I'm looking forward to the Quarter Finals, playing Spencer will be difficult, but i'll give it my all."
What an awful day for Barbara <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
Hope I can do better next time <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
Poor Lara also, but<br />WE NEVER GIVE UP!
Dec 13th, 2001, 04:18 AM
Mary Wong wins two singles match, through to quaterfinal
Here is an interview with Mary Wong
Q: Mary, nice to see you winning matches again<br />A: Oh yeah, it is a big relief winning two very close match yesterday and today, but I am really sorry for Daniela coz I have nothing left when I play with her in doubles.
Q: So Caroline knew you before you join the tour?<br />A: Oh yeah, she is a very lovely girl, I knew her as she said in February when I seriously complemplating joing the juniors, and she gave me a lot of pointers, she is a great friend on the tour, I am so happy for her to return, I will have another friend to talk to during my time on tour.
Q: Where is Jane at the moment?<br />A: Well, she went to Bryanne birthday and now she is with Ruflina who is expecting her baby anytime from now.
Q: How do feel to be able to come back both timeto win the match.<br />A: I guess I am really hungry coz I have not been winning matches which I really should, so I am just really fire up and it works.
Dec 13th, 2001, 06:22 PM
Spencer bt Seles 63 62 Spencer has yet to drop a set after these easy win
Wong bt Gambill 46 75 63 Wong claims the upset with a good showing
Paterson bt Kournikova-Elia 75 16 62 A 2nd set blip coulnd't stop teh Scot claiming a place in the semis
Delacour bt Katsumi 76(5) 62 A good performance from Katsumi wasn't enough to sop her from crashing out
Spencer semifinalist in singles, Herrera in doubles
Today the Orange Bowl saw how Carolina Spencer continued her great performance. After beating first seeded Marta Maria Conde Martinez in straight easy sets she won today over British Jelliana Seles again in easy sets.
Spencer of Venezuela came to see what would happen but of course with lot of hopes and optimism that she has showed through all the event.
In other results of the day Paterson passed also to semifinals beating Kournikova-Elia and Shizu Katsumi couldnt beat Fleur Delacour of France who has been a Roland Garros semifinalist in the pro Tour.
In doubles Spencer and Paterson lost to Dlhopolcova and Kournikova-Elia meanwhile Ana Maria Herrera of Mexico and Shizu Katsumi elminated first seeds Conde-Martinez and Dulko 6-1 0-6 and 7-6.
Dec 13th, 2001, 09:56 PM
Anne Gambill lost <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> how can this be!LOL!
Dec 13th, 2001, 11:24 PM
Mary Wong finds form
Mary Wong cause another upset today when she upset the in form Ann Gambill. After converting the match point with the backhand down the line, she jumped up and down for joy and covering her face with her hands as if she does not believe it. She said, 'I have never see myself play so well today, I am so happy coz Ann Gambill play like no. 1 recently.','it is ashamed that Jane is not here today but she is in hospital with Ruflina, I wish her all the best.','My next match I will be playing Caroline who has not drop a set, but I will be hungry to win again'
Dec 14th, 2001, 05:42 PM
Paul cant post results today
Spencer bt. Wong 6-3 6-3
Wong´s dream ends.. and Spencer´s dream continues. Great play and this is her most difficult match at the moment <img src="eek.gif" border="0">
Paterson bt. Delacour 6-3 1-6 6-4
Roland Garros semifinalist couldnt beat the strong game of Paterson
Carolina Spencer of Venezuela qualified today to the finals of one of the most important events in the Junio Circuit... the Orange Bowl.
Spencer who comes of beating world #1 Marta Maria Conde Martinez hasnt lost more than 6 games in all the matches she has played. and will face tomorrow surprisive Lindzi Paterson who today beat France´s Fleur Delacour in 3 sets.
Meanwhile in doubles the newcomer Natalya Dlhopolcova and experienced Anna Kournikova-Elia have reached the doubles final after beating second seeds Adeva and Messay. They will face t he new pairing of Japan´s Shizu Katsumi and Mexico´s Ana Maria Herrera who come of beating in the semifinals Carolina Mutola and Catherine Pierce.
A comfortable win for the new pairing. The irony is that together Elia and Katsumi were crap, but apart are fine doubles players. Dlhopolcova will be big in teh near future, while Katsumi wins her first title in weeks.
Paterson bt Spencer 75 16 62
The doubles partners wnt at it full blast on centre court in a very tight encounter. The first set could have gone either way, with Paterson just claiming it with a cross-court back-hand. Spencer seemed tired, and used up her last remaining strenght in the 2nd set where she was amazing. Paterson broke twice early in the 3rd set to seal a 75 26 61 win.
Dec 15th, 2001, 03:53 PM
Spencer loses meanwhile Herrera ties and makes new record
Venezuela´s Carolina Spencer couldnt continue with her excellent streak this week in the 2001 edition of the Orange Bowl as British Linzi Paterson beat her in 3 sets of 7-5 1-6 6-2. Spencer who came to this final after beating likes of Conde Martinez and Wong said "I am sad that I lost this final but I am possitive as I had a great week".
In doubles Japan´s Shizu Katsumi and Mexico´s Ana Maria Herrera claimed their first title together as they beat newcomer Natalya Dlhopolcova and Anna Kournikova-Elia 6-2 6-4. Herrera with this oppened a new record in the FWTT jrs including before the computers scratched... this record is playing 4 Grade A finals which is very important and also tied Daniela Turundzhov´s record of winning 3 grade A´s.
Herrera won Wimbledon singles, Roland Garros and Orange Bowl doubles. Meanwhile Turundzhov won doubles in Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open. Herrera was runner-up in doubles at Wimbledon.
Next week´s event is held in Mexico, grade 1 Yucatan Cup.
Q: Congratulations on reaching a grade A final in your first junior event Natalya. You must be surprised?
A: Yeah, I'm a little bit surprised. I was happy with my game the whole week really, and I had a lot of fun playing with Anna. It was nice to reach the finals here, it was above my expectations definetly.
Q: What happened in the final? Not quite as close as your previous matches?
A: Well, we were just outplayed by a more experienced team I think. We had some tough matches beforehand and were able to get through them, but today they just seemed to have the answer to our game plan, so I guess there wasn't too much we could have done.
Q: Where do you go next?
A: I'll be playing the Yucatan Cup next week, doubles with Anna again, whcih I am looking forward to. Hopefully we can keep playing well.
Q: Any more expectations now after this week?
A: No, I mean I could lose first round next week and still take something positive from it as long as I feel that I played fairly well and gave it my all. That's all you can do really. I felt my singles play was good this week but I just ran into someone who was able to be a bit more mentally tough in the end when it mattered. I just want more experience, because that will be the key to coming through in those matches in the future.
Q: THanks Natalya.
VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Dec 15th, 2001, 09:35 PM
Congrats Ana-Maria and Shitzu......at least we lost to the eventual champs <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Dec 15th, 2001, 09:36 PM
Oh yeah, and congratulations to Bryanne too! Our first event and we make the semifinals! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 15th, 2001, 11:59 PM
Well done Lindzi!Us brits are doing well now! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
Dec 16th, 2001, 02:56 PM
great to see shizu finally winning something! she has improved her doubles play over the course of the week and would like to thank ana-maria for her continual support and patience with shizu throughout the week! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
its also good to see shizus old partner anna kournikova-elia also do well in the doubles! i hope her play continues to iimprove! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
shizu STILL has to improve her singles play! it is still very disappointing! when she loses she loses very easily! <img src="redface.gif" border="0">