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Rising Sun
Nov 26th, 2001, 04:43 PM
A couple of 1st rd match-ups:

1-Evie Dominikovic (AUS) vs Mi-Ra Jeon (KOR)

Eun-Ha Kim (KOR) vs Manisha Malhotra (IND)


What a rotten pair of match-ups.<br />Just when Mi-Ra starts playing well again, she goes up against the Top seed. Her luck never changes. <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />

Nov 26th, 2001, 05:02 PM
thanx Danker ...... still no full draw available <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

any qualy news ... they haven't put that up either <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Nov 26th, 2001, 05:04 PM
I swear, Mi-Ra gets the worse draws ever in the history of tennis!!! <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />

Nov 26th, 2001, 08:54 PM

1-Evie Dominikovic (AUS) v Mi-Ra Jeon (KOR)<br />Michelle Summerside (AUS) v WC-Jenny Belobrajdic (AUS)<br />Shelley Stephens (AUS) v Nicole Rencken (RSA)<br /> q-Leanne Baker (NZL) v 7-Dessislava Topalova (BUL)

<font color=yellow> 3-Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR) </font> v Rochelle Rosenfield (AUS)<br />Amanda Grahame (AUS) v q-Jolanda Mens (NED)<br />Melissa Dowse (AUS) v Stephanie Cohen-Aloro (FRA)<br />q-Ilke Gers (NZL) v 8-Mirielle Dittmann (AUS)

5-Bryanne Stewart (AUS) v Shiho Hisamatsu (JPN)<br />Lisa McShea (AUS) v Trudi Musgrave (AUS)<br />Monique Adamczak (AUS) v Kristen Van Elden (AUS)<br />Samantha Stosur (AUS) v 4-Christina Wheeler (AUS)

6-Eun-Ha Kim (KOR) v Manisha Malhotra (IND)<br />q-Ivana Abramovic (CRO) v Cindy Watson (AUS)<br />Inga Albers (GER) v Haruka Inoue (JPN)<br />WC-Beti Sekulovski (AUS) v 2-Pavlina Nola (NZL)

[ November 28, 2001: Message edited by: TheBoiledEgg ]</p>

Martian KC
Nov 26th, 2001, 09:02 PM
Good luck to Mi-Ra Jeon, Dessislava Topalova, and Eun-Ha Kim!!!!

Nov 26th, 2001, 09:09 PM
Any news on qualifying the brits mainly!

Nov 26th, 2001, 09:21 PM
Qual draw is on Aceman's site , haven't got time to put it up now , so hope someone else will.

Olga K for me is into 3rd qual rd ( 4 rds in all)<br />Julia V lost <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />Dubravca <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

<br />Melissa Berry is in rd 2 of qual <br />Cristell Grier had a 1st rd bye<br />Julia Smith lost to Chani Scheepers in 1st rd qual.

Best news of all was Jaslyn Hewitt losing even though she retired 6-4 0-2 up.

Nov 26th, 2001, 09:40 PM
Good luck to Pavlina nola, Dessislava Topalova, <br />Mi-RA and Evie D.!!!!

Nov 26th, 2001, 10:43 PM
Mount Gambier 1st round Qualifying

(1)Beygelzimer v Bye<br />Kalioujnaia def Cheung 7-6 6-2<br />Sewell def ooi 6-4 6-4<br />Baker G def Alford 6-1 6-3<br />Stone def Calvert 6-0 6-3<br />Dizdar def Zabusky 6-3 6-1<br />Chang def Pike 6-3 6-1<br />(5)Baker L v Bye

(2)Luzarova v Bye<br />Abramovic def Walmsley 6-0 6-0<br />Wang def Ivanov 5-7 7-5 6-4<br />Szilli def Cupac 6-4 6-1<br />Van Hartingsveldt def Haak 2-6 6-1 6-1<br />Berry def Antonic 6-3 6-1<br />O'Connor def Jovanovic 6-2 6-2<br />(7)Weis def Mc Intyre 6-4 6-2<br />(3)Grier v Bye<br />Mens def Roberts 6-4 6-4<br />Tiezuka def Welford 7-6 6-0<br />Kersten def Gallios 7-5 4-6 6-4<br />Luczak def Giltinan 5-7 6-4 6-3<br />Burns def Vorobieva 6-2 7-5<br />Richardson def Calderwood 6-2 6-2<br />(8)Kitamura def Wallace 6-0 6-0

(4)Gers v Bye<br />Uberoi def McKee 6-1 6-2<br />Coventry def Tjoie 6-4 6-1<br />Van de ven def Caljkusic 6-2 6-2<br />Grobby def Hewitt 4-6 2-0 (RET)<br />Miccoli def Suer 5-7 6-4 6-3<br />Scheepers def Smith 6-3 6-0<br />(6) Sterk v Bye

Nov 26th, 2001, 10:50 PM
2nd round of Qualifying

Kalioujnaia def (1)Beygelzimer 6-3 6-4 <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />Sewell def Baker, G 6-4 6-3<br />Dizdar def Stone 6-4 6-4<br />(5)Baker, L def Chang 2-6 6-4 6-2<br />Abramovic def (2)Luzarova 6-4 7-5( <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> 705 v 370)<br />Szili def Wang 6-3 6-2<br />Van Hartingsveldt v Berry<br />O'Connor v Weiss<br />Grier v Mens<br />Tezuka v Kersten<br />Luczak v Burns<br />Richardson v (8)Kitamura<br />(4)Gers v Uberoi<br />Coventry v Van de ven<br />Grobby v Miccoli<br />(6)Sterk v Scheepers

[ November 26, 2001: Message edited by: Adrian ]</p>

Randy H
Nov 26th, 2001, 11:50 PM
best of luck to:

*Evie Dominikovic<br />*Mi-Ra Jeon<br />*Tatiana Perebiynis<br />*Melissa Dowse<br />*Bryanne Stewart<br />*Lisa McShea<br />*Trudi Musgrave<br />*Kristen Van Elden<br />*Christina Wheeler<br />*Eun-Ha Kim<br />*Manisha Malhotra

<br />too bad for Dubravca, and Yulia <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

hope Leanne, Jolanda, Ilke, and Chani can keep winning <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Nov 27th, 2001, 12:10 AM
madita suer in the 1st quali-round <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Martian KC
Nov 27th, 2001, 01:51 AM
Poor Jaslyn!! She was playing so well too! <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />

Rising Sun
Nov 27th, 2001, 02:35 AM
Weird, no Saori, Yoon-Jeong nor Rika.

Saori must've felt that there was no point in playing the 3rd leg since she's already alcomplished her 2 goals.

Rika must be injured since she withdrew from doubles last week. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Yoon-Jeong's absence is a mystery. I hope she's not injured becuase if she did well this week and next week she would have been very close to the Top 100. <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

Shiho vs Bryanne again. <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

If only Mi-Ra had a kinder draw. <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />

Nov 27th, 2001, 12:07 PM
Mi-ra fans I wouldnt get too discouraged...I'd actually be happy, cos the way Evie is playing right now.... <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Anyway, go Evie!!!!

Coetzer Fan
Nov 27th, 2001, 01:02 PM
I hope Chanelle Sheepers go to the maindraw!<br />Good Luck Chanelle!! <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Nov 27th, 2001, 01:06 PM
all the best to:

Mi-Ra Jeon<br />Dessislava Topalova<br />Tatiana Perebiynis<br />Kristen van Elden<br />Eun-Ha Kim<br />Manisha Malhotra<br />Haruka Inoue<br />Pavlina Nola

Coetzer Fan
Nov 27th, 2001, 06:53 PM
Why is Rachel Mc Quillan not here ? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

Nov 28th, 2001, 01:49 AM
hopefully Tatiana will do some damage here.... more than she at the previous tournament <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Nov 28th, 2001, 01:51 AM
pff Anouk vs. Chani! crap!!! Good luck to both... also good luck to Tessy and Suzanne!!!

<img src="frown.gif" border="0"> Debby

Nov 28th, 2001, 03:43 AM
Ist round results

<br />Van Elden def Adamzcak 6-4 6-2<br />Musgrave def McShea 6-3 6-4<br />Stewart def Hisamtsu 6-2 6-4<br />Cohen-Aloro def Dowse 6-2 6-2 <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <br />Nola def Sekulowski (WC) 6-2 6-2 <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />Belobradjic (WC) def Summerside 6-0 6-2<br />Stephens def Rencken 6-4 6-0<br />Perebiynis (3) def Rosenfield 6-2 6-4 <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

Nov 28th, 2001, 04:00 AM
well done Tatiana <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> and keep going girl !!!!!!!

Kristen <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Trudi <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Shelley <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />Bryanne <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Nov 28th, 2001, 04:04 AM
Congrats to Pavlina, Stephanie, and Kristen. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Nov 28th, 2001, 06:01 AM
Win it all, Tatiana! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Randy H
Nov 28th, 2001, 06:03 AM
well done Kristen, Trudi, Bryanne, and Tatiana <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

too bad for Lisa,and Melissa <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Nov 28th, 2001, 08:39 AM
bad luck shiho! <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

TBE... is there a missing match-up in the draw you posted??? <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Nov 28th, 2001, 10:26 AM
yes Wally , thanx for spotting it , no one else did <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

its corrected now <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Nov 28th, 2001, 10:34 AM
qualifiers are done ...... Olga lost in final rd <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> to Leanne Baker <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

<br />Ivana Abramovic ..... great stuff , she's back on form again , 4 great wins <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Nov 28th, 2001, 11:29 AM
Excellent Stephanie.

When you know her target in Australia was to get at least one victory in the 3 ITF's there. And she has so far at least one victory per tourney.

Let's hope for this one she will get AT LEAST 2...

Rising Sun
Nov 28th, 2001, 02:02 PM
6-Eun-Ha Kim (KOR) d. Manisha Malhotra (IND) 6-4 6-7(3) 7-6(11) <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Cindy Watson (AUS) d. Q-Ivana Abramovic (CRO) ??


Congrats Eun-Ha on a very close victory. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Bad luck Manisha. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Nov 28th, 2001, 02:19 PM
Woahh! What a close match it must have been. This is a victory that counts. <img src="cool.gif" border="0">

BTW, the site of Eun Ha looks excellent. Only one draw back : it is entirely in Korean <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> and I do not understand Korean.

Nov 29th, 2001, 01:38 AM
Beti lost <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> I hoped she'd surprise everyone, inlcluding herself.................

Nov 29th, 2001, 04:26 AM
I have also been to that site... it looks very good indeed .... i could not read Korean either! <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Eun-Ha is quite pretty as well <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> - good win for her <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Nov 29th, 2001, 04:43 AM
Poor Manisha, she must be heartbroken <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Well Done Cindy, hope you can stay alive here, you are the only Aussie left in that botom quarter!

Nov 29th, 2001, 06:18 AM
I'm guessing Evie would have smashed a few racquets!

Remaining Round 1 results

Jeon def Dominikovic (1) (WC) 6-2 3-6 7-5<br />Topalova (7) def L Baker (Q) 6-2 6-2<br />Grahame def Mens(Q) 7-6(2) 1-6 6-4<br />Dittmann(8) def Gers(Q) 6-4 6-4<br />Stosur def Wheeler(4) 7-6(1) 7-5<br />Watson def Abramovic(Q) 6-3 6-4<br />Inoue def Albers 7-6(9) 6-1

Randy H
Nov 29th, 2001, 06:23 AM
Great effort by Mi-Ra! So nice to see her get a win over a high ranked player, and in such a close one <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Very disappointed for Evie though, shame she's had to play 2 players I like, her level of play hasn't been what it was all year <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Too bad for Leanne, Jolanda, Ilke, and Christina aswell <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Nov 29th, 2001, 06:31 AM
thanks for the scores ausboy

DAMN!!!! what is wrong with evie? congrats to mi-ra though ... and christina lost too ... two big losses

nice wins for dessislava and haruka <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Rising Sun
Nov 29th, 2001, 09:41 AM
Congrats Mi-Ra!!! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />I knew she was capable of victory since Evie's not at her best. What a great confidence booster. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Good win for Haruka too. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

BTW, when calculating quality points, will they use this week's ranks or last week's rankings which determined the seedings for this tourney? I hope it was last week's ranks so Mi-Ra would get 8 quality points instead of 4. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Nov 29th, 2001, 10:32 AM
Evie ??????? very disappointing <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Christina lost too <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Ivana <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Coetzer Fan
Nov 29th, 2001, 10:58 AM
Good Luck in the next round<br />Amanda Grahame<br />Shelley Stephens<br />Mi-Ra Jeon<br />Mireille Dittmann<br />and<br />Cindy Watson<br /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Nov 29th, 2001, 02:42 PM
Congrrats Mi-Ra, Dessislava, and Eun-Ha!!!!!

Nov 29th, 2001, 07:46 PM
Second Round

Jeon d. WC-Belobrajdic, 5-7 6-0 6-1 <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />7-Topalova d. Stephens, 6-2 6-2 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />3-Perebiynis d. Grahame, 6-3 6-3 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />Cohen Aloro d. 8-Dittmann, 4-6 7-6(6) 6-2 <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Musgrave d. 5-Stewart, 6-4 7-6(4) <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <br />Van Elden d. Stosur, 3-6 7-5 7-6(5) <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />Watson d. 6-Kim, 6-1 6-3 <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />Inoue d. 2-Nola, 6-1 6-4 <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Nov 29th, 2001, 07:48 PM
A bunch of nice wins there...quite a few surprises as well!! The rest of this tournament is going to be very interesting.

Go Tatiana! You're the highest seed left! You're the best player left! Prove it! <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

Nov 29th, 2001, 07:51 PM
Danker, I'm pretty sure they use the current rankings for quality points, so Mi-Ra will probably only get 4 for beating Evie. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

I'm not sure though...Eggy??

Martian KC
Nov 29th, 2001, 09:04 PM
Congrats Mi-Ra and Dessislava! A dissapointing match for Eun-Ha!

Nov 29th, 2001, 09:24 PM
well done Tatiana <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> win this title <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Trudi <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Kristen <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

<br />Shelley lost <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Nov 29th, 2001, 09:51 PM
Noooooo <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Poor Mireille, a tough loss!

Bad luck Belobradjic too!

Not surprised Trudi or Kristen won as they had beaten their opponents before.

Well Done Cindy!! Keep it going!

Nov 29th, 2001, 10:49 PM
Good wins for Mi-Ra and Haruka <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Both taling down the no. 1 & 2 seeds <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> - keep it up <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Bad luck for Eun-Ha - <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Randy H
Nov 29th, 2001, 11:17 PM
yes, well done Mi-Ra, Tatiana, Trudi, and Kristen <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

too bad for Bryanne and Eun-Ha <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Nov 29th, 2001, 11:29 PM
WOW! A lot of surprises today.

Pavlina <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Good luck to Dessislava, Kristen, Stephanie, and Haurka in the quarters.

Nov 29th, 2001, 11:37 PM
POOOOOOOR PAVLINA NOLA SHE IS HAVING A HORRIBLE YEAR< and dessislava tapalova is really rowling, i can see her winning tournaments soon, she is getting better and better, she hits the ball so hard, and she serves with such power, all she needs is more accuracy and she will become a top 50 player for sure, i mean she is only 22 years old, and she palys a type of game like mauresmou or a lina K, she is a good player at net, she is 6'0 in height and she ways 144 pounds, she is fit, all she does wrong is, she hits long, and not long by much but just by a little, so i think we will see her in the top 100 or top 50, or better in the next year or next couple of years.

Nov 30th, 2001, 01:51 AM
congrats mi-ra and haruka! glad mi-ra backed up her fine performance against evie! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Rising Sun
Nov 30th, 2001, 02:38 AM
Congrats Mi-Ra and Haruka! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Time for Mi-Ra's revenge in the QF. <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />Haruka's been ranked in the Top 110 before, so obviously the talent is there. If only she would showcase it more often. This win wasn't a huge surprised. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Bad luck Eun-Ha. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Nov 30th, 2001, 08:40 AM
Quarter Finals

Topalova def Jeon 76 (4) 75<br />Perebiynis def Cohen Aloro 64 61<br />Van Elden def Musgrave 60 61 <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> <br />Watson def Inoue 36 64 61 <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Nov 30th, 2001, 08:44 AM
Good work Tatiana!!! <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" />

Dessislava <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />Kristen <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Haruka <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Gooooo Tatiana! Just a couple more... <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Randy H
Nov 30th, 2001, 09:20 AM
wow! great effort from Kristen! well done Tatiana aswell, hope they meet up in the final <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

too bad for Trudi <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> glad she won a few rounds, but I did hope for better in that match...also too bad for Mi-Ra, shame she was unable to go further <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Nov 30th, 2001, 09:24 AM
Well Done Cindy and Kristen <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

Too bad that Kristen had to beat another Aussie. Still a good tournament for Trudi, equalling her best result of the year.

Hope the Aussie Finalist can cause an upset in the final and win!

Nov 30th, 2001, 10:38 AM
Mi-Ra <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> .... Haruka <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Rising Sun
Nov 30th, 2001, 10:52 AM
Disappointing that Mi-Ra and Haruka couldn't post QF wins. <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />

Nov 30th, 2001, 10:56 AM
well done Tatiana <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> great win girl !!!!!!!

Kristen <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> way to go <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br />good luck to both in SF

Nov 30th, 2001, 12:33 PM
Great effort from Stephanie : reaching the QF is already excellent.

Let's see what she will do next. She is only getting better and better results. <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Nov 30th, 2001, 02:39 PM
It was good while it lasted. Too bad Mi-Ra! <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> Congrats to Dessislava!!

Nov 30th, 2001, 04:58 PM
Congrats to Dessislava and Kristen. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Too bad for Haruka and Stephanie. <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Dec 1st, 2001, 03:36 AM
c'mon Teddy, take the title! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Coetzer Fan
Dec 1st, 2001, 03:47 PM
Congrats Cindy Watson, good win against Haruka! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

Dec 2nd, 2001, 12:52 AM

Tatiana Perebiynis(3) d. Dessislava Topalova(7) 6:3 6:2

Cindy Watson d. Kristen Van Elden 6:3 6:4 <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Randy H
Dec 2nd, 2001, 01:09 AM
well done Tatiana, one more match to go <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

too bad for Kristen <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> good week though <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Dec 2nd, 2001, 05:09 AM
Uggh! Too bad Dessislava! <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> Bad week for my favs! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

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

Dec 2nd, 2001, 05:24 AM
well done Tatiana <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

This one is all yours girl <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

bad luck Kristen <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Dec 2nd, 2001, 07:06 AM
Go Cindy!

She's never had such consistent results like this before in $25K challengers, thats 2 finals and a semi which is fantastic for her ranking, hope she can pull off one final upset and win this and move into the top 200!

Dec 2nd, 2001, 07:30 AM
Come on Tatiana! One moooooore.... <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

Dec 2nd, 2001, 09:12 AM
Watson won 6-3 6-4 <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

Congrats to Cindy

Coetzer Fan
Dec 2nd, 2001, 10:19 AM
What a great win for Cindy !!! <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

Dec 2nd, 2001, 11:14 AM
nooooooooo disaster <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Tatiana ???????? losing to Cindy is just not on <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Dec 2nd, 2001, 11:38 AM
Way to go Cindy!

Your second $25K title this year and 3rd of your career!

Fantastic was to finish the year and hopefully an Australian Open Wild Card to go along with it as the top performing aussie in these 6x$25K challengers.

Hopefully you will get a better draw than last time when you drew 3rd seed Mary Pierce in the 1st round.

Wow, I'm sooooooooooo happy! Congrats again Cindy, you really deserve this! This should push her ranking up to the verge of top 200 with Dittmann <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 2nd, 2001, 12:04 PM
Doubles Final

Dominikovic/Stosur def Watson/Grahame 6-4 6-4

Watson couldn't pull off the double but Evie/Stosur did in that this was their 2nd consecutive doubles title.

Cindy better get her wildcard, its hard to believe that she has performed better than Christina Wheeler, Samantha Stosur and Bryanne Stewart, who also competed in these 6 events. Gotta give this girl credit again, Bravo Cindy!!!!!!!!

And TBE don't discredit Cindy's win saying Tatiana shouldn't have lost to a player like Cindy! Cindy has had many wins over top 140 players before, and her performance has been very consistent the last few weeks, she has played well and outplayed Tatiana to deserve this title and Aus Open wildcard.

Dec 2nd, 2001, 12:07 PM
All credit to her but seriously Tatiana should have won but she didn't <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Dec 2nd, 2001, 12:23 PM
Can anyone give me a run-down on Watson's style of play.

I saw her about 4-5 years ago at Aus Open qualifiers and wasn't overally impressed. She seemed intent on playing the ball back on the baseline waiting for her opponents mistake.

I would say that her impressive results indicate a more positive approach. True??

Randy H
Dec 2nd, 2001, 07:50 PM
Too bad Tatiana, nice to see her in the finals at least, but hoped for a win <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

glad Evie picked up the doubles title at least <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 2nd, 2001, 08:56 PM
Tatiana should be in the Top 50 and definitely should not have lost this match.

She has more talent than most players on the Tour but isn't mentally all there yet <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

But I expect a big jump of about 100 spots next year, I know she can do it <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Dec 2nd, 2001, 09:06 PM
Congrats to Cindy -- didn't expect her to win this tournament.

Dec 2nd, 2001, 10:21 PM
Tatiana is not a top 50 player especially when you say she's mentally fragile!

To say that it was a match that she should have won is ridiculous considering that this player lost 1st round last week to Trudi Musgrave ranked 330ish in the world!

Cindy on the other hand has shown more improvement this jumpin 200, Yes, 200 places in the rankings, winning 2 x $25K events and reaching the final of another.

Dec 2nd, 2001, 10:35 PM
The jump Tatiana will make next year will be a lot more impressive than the one Cindy made <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

And I said she should be a Top 50 player...but obviously isn't because her head is not in it. Trust me, she's better than Watson and a ton of players ranked ahead of her. Whether she makes it to where she belongs is up to her shaky psyche.

But all credit to Watson, she beat Tatiana (though I'm sure that had far more to do with Tatiana, bank that) and deserves the wild card into the Australian that she'll probably get...

If it seems like I'm not giving credit to Cindy...I'm not <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> Tatiana should have won this match because she's a much better player and I'm not going to apologize for that <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 2nd, 2001, 10:53 PM
Watson lost first round last week too. Second round the week before that, so what's your point? The Musgrave loss was Tatiana's first match in a while, no shame in being rusty.

Sorry I'm being cross, I'm just really peeved. Tatiana is stalling when I know she could be doing much better, and I thought this one was hers for the taking (it was) <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

Anyway, good luck to Cindy (he said grudgingly <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> ). Perhaps she'll propel herself into the Top 100 much like Dominikovic and McQuillan did last year...I love the Aussie girls too and I'd love to see more of them playing the majors <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Dec 3rd, 2001, 01:16 AM
Pffff!!! I thought Tatiana had this match!!! <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

Dec 3rd, 2001, 04:36 AM
Hurley how do you know Tatiana is a better player than Cindy when you have never seen Cindy play or even know what she looks like!

I've seen Cindy play a few times. She is a very solid baseliner and definitely a confidence player. Once she gets on a roll of wins she plays like a top 100 player as she proved at La Canada this year winning 8 matches in a row.