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Steveg
Dec 20th, 2001, 03:04 PM
The site has posted the Friday schedule before Thursday results <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> . I am still waiting for the results (in particular Suwandi / LU Yen-Hsun for the score).

In the meantime, here is Friday schedule :

Centre Court - 10:00 AM Start <br />1. Men's Singles Quarter-Final (Starting at 10:00 am) <br /> LEE, Hyung-Taik (KOR) vs. TERACHI, Takahiro (JPN)<br />2. Women's Singles Semi-Final (Not before 11:00) <br /> CHO, Yoon-Jeong (KOR) vs. HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) <br />3. Men's Singles Quarter-Final (Not before 12:30 pm) <br /> KUTSENKO, Vadim (UZB) vs. LU, Yen-Hsun (TPE) <br />4. Men's Doubles Semi-Final (Not before 2:00 pm) <br /> HUI, John / TONG, Melvin (HKG) vs. KONDO, H / TERACHI, T (JPN) <br />5. Mixed Doubles Semi-Final (Not before 3:30 pm) <br /> KONDO, Hiroki / FUJIWARA, Rika (JPN) vs. ZHU, Ben-Qiang / LI, Na (CHN) <br /> <br />Court 13 - 10:00 AM Start <br />1. <br /> <br />2. Women's Doubles Semi-Final (Not before 11:00) <br /> CHOI, Young-Ja / JEON, Mi-Ra (KOR) vs. PRAKUSYA, Wynne / SAWONDARI, Wukirasih (INA) <br />3. Men's Doubles Semi-Final (Not before 12:30) <br /> WANG, Yu / ZHU, Ben-Qiang (CHN) vs. CHUNG, Hee-Seok / LEE, Hyung-Taik (KOR) <br />4. Women's Doubles Semi-Final (Not before 2:00 pm) <br /> CHO, Yoon-Jeong / CHOI, Jin-Young (KOR) vs. LI, Na / LI, Ting (CHN) <br />5. Mixed Doubles Semi-Final (Not before 3:30 pm) <br /> CHUNG, Hee-Seok / CHOI, Jin-Young (KOR) vs. WAN, Yeu-Tzuoo / CHUANG, Chia-Jung (TPE)

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Steveg
Dec 20th, 2001, 03:38 PM
I won't be able to post the Friday results : at the same time tomorrow, I'll be in a plane heading back to France for some holidays.

I am however certain that The Pea will be extremely happy to increase his postings by giving the results <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> .

Right The Pea <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> .

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gorecki
Dec 20th, 2001, 03:57 PM
Safe journey and enjoy your holidays!

Pea! Post the results!!! <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

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Steveg
Dec 20th, 2001, 04:01 PM
Gorecki, you're still here? I thought you had to go to Z-Land?

Couldn't sleep without the results, could you <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> ?

gorecki
Dec 20th, 2001, 04:03 PM
Hehehe! Going to Zzzz soon! It's already 1am... <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Hope Su-Wei can grab the WC!!!

Martian KC
Dec 20th, 2001, 04:59 PM
OMG! <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> @you guys! What time is it in Hong Kong? <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Hoon
Dec 20th, 2001, 05:13 PM
I hope Hyung-Taik and either Yoon-Jeong or Mi-Ra win this tournament. Best of luck to the Koreans.

Steveg
Dec 20th, 2001, 05:28 PM
Hi Pea : it is 02:25AM in Hong Kong. But I live in Vietnam and it is 01:25AM.

I never sleep the night before I fly from Asia to Europe (and vice-versa). This way, I am certain to sleep well in the plane and arrive fresh at destination <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> .

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Steveg
Dec 20th, 2001, 05:39 PM
Here's a pic of Ka Po extracted from the Hong Kong Tennis website. I guess the comments are in Chinese as my computer can't read the caracters.

Anyway, here's the pic :

http://aia-asianchamp.com/players/images/tongkapo.jpg

and here a pic of the Hong Kong team. Given their smiles, I guess it was before the tournament started <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

http://aia-asianchamp.com/players/images/hk-players.jpg

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jirobkk
Dec 20th, 2001, 11:53 PM
Hello Steveg,<br />Have a nice tourney and enjoy your holiday ! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

spyro
Dec 21st, 2001, 12:25 AM
i just want Wynne to win the championships, but i hope Hsieh Su-Wei able to get the Wild Card....

spyro
Dec 21st, 2001, 12:25 AM
Good luck all...

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Steveg
Dec 21st, 2001, 12:48 AM
Thanks Jiro,

I am having holidays but no tourney <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> .

gorecki
Dec 21st, 2001, 01:26 AM
PEA! Remember to post the results!!!

Martian KC
Dec 21st, 2001, 02:32 AM
I'm going to sleep now, but I'll post the scores first thing in the mornning. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

spyro
Dec 21st, 2001, 05:26 AM
Yes, im waiting the score....

Steveg
Dec 21st, 2001, 06:19 AM
But first thing in the morning in Florida means in the evening in Asia <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> . So some more time to wait...

Steveg
Dec 21st, 2001, 06:38 AM
Satusports just posted some results :

Su Wei lost 6/4 6/2 to Yoon-Jeong. <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

I am not certain I understood correctly but it seems Su Wei was leading 4/1 in the first set (guess it was a simple break).

Lee Hyung-taik d. Takahiro Terachi 6/1 6/1.

Spyro, you do not connect to Satusports?? <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> : .

I have to go now and take a cab to the airport in 20 minutes...

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Yu-lun Wang
Dec 21st, 2001, 07:42 AM
Oh No ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<br /> <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]" /> <br /> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />

spyro
Dec 21st, 2001, 07:49 AM
[quote]Originally posted by Steveg:<br /><strong>Satusports just posted some results :

Su Wei lost 6/4 6/2 to Yoon-Jeong. <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

Spyro, you do not connect to Satusports?? <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> : .

[ December 21, 2001: Message edited by: Steveg ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

SteveG, i think im a little bit late in checking Satusports.com, btw thank you for this information, and i guess, satusports is more up to date than the Official Site.....

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 21st, 2001, 09:53 AM
bad luck Su-Wei

but it might be a blessing in disguise.

had she won the Asian Champs she would have received a WC for AUS OPEN which would have meant that having taken a WC for a SLAM, the number of tourns she was allowed to play being reduced by one.

Now she can play qualies there without it affecting the # of events she can play in 2002.

Hoon
Dec 21st, 2001, 11:14 AM
Well done Yoon-Jeong. This guarantees a Korean player the WC <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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Steveg
Dec 21st, 2001, 11:44 AM
Interestingly, I read an article from AFP saying that Saori was slightly injured. It was edited after Hsieh victory over Obata :

[quote] Nursing a slight injury to her left calf, Obata struggled in vain to chase Hseih's punishing doble-handed grondstrokes as the Taiwanese prodigy raced to a 6/3 7/5 victory in just under an hour [...]<br />The frail looknig Hsieh said afterwards : "[...] Overall, I would say my performance was just ordinary." <br />Currently ranked 164 in the world, Hsieh is hoping to take the title here and secure a wild card to next month's Australian Open in Melbourne.<br />AFP<hr></blockquote>

Steveg
Dec 21st, 2001, 12:53 PM
Hello Pea, you are a world star now. Just read the article posted on the asian Championships site and you will understand :

[quote] The run of 15 year-old Hsieh Su-Wei of Chinese Taipei came to a bitter end as she fell to No. 3 seed Cho Yoon-Jeong of Korea in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. When they met last month at the Tier V Volvo Women's Open in Pattaya City, Thailand, and Hsieh actually defeated Cho in three tough sets after having lost the opening set.

But the youngster could not duplicate that effort after beating the No. 2 seed in the previous round. Hsieh briefly held a 4-1 advantage in the first set before Cho ran off five games in a row to take the set 6-4.

Hsieh never did rediscover those piercing groundstrokes she displayed a day earlier as she played too safely from the back of the court. Although the teenager did manage to break the Korean's serve in the second set, Hsieh was broken three times herself as Cho proved the more aggressive of the two, and the No. 3 seed dominated the proceedings,<br />6-2.

Cho will be meeting either her compatriot and No. 7 seed, Jeon Mi-Ra, or the No. 1 seed form Indonesia, Wynne Prakusya, in the Ladies' Singles final.

However, Hsieh lost no admirers in defeat today. She has an absolutely focused look on her face when she steps on to the court and she is not easily distracted by the surroundings. It is frightening to imagine how good she can become when she matures physically. Since she is not yet sixteen, she is only allowed by the WTA to compete in ten tournaments a year. But Hsieh will be concentrating on US$170,000+ Tier II events next year and will definitely be in Melbourne to qualify for the Ladies' Singles main draw. We wish her every success in the future. Did I mention she is only 15?

In other news today, the Chinese pairing of Zhu Ben-Qiang and Li Na defeated No. 1 seeds Hiroki Kondo and Rika Fujiwara of Japan 6-3, 7-5 in a mixed doubles semi-final. They will meet Wang Yeu-Tzuoo and Chuang Chia-Jung of Chinese Taipei in the final, who defeated Chung Hee-Seok and Choi Jin-Young of Korea in the other mixed doubles semi-final.<br /> <hr></blockquote>

They stole it from you <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> . You should be suing them <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

Steveg
Dec 21st, 2001, 12:56 PM
Yen-Hsun has also had an excellent tourney. Defeating first Suwandi and then winning easily today :

[quote] In another men's quarter-final, 17 year-old Lu Yen-Hsun of Chinese Taipei destroyed Vadim Kutsenko of Uzbekistan 6-1, 6-0.

The Taiwanese teenager played a great attacking all-court game and hit deep, solid groundstrokes all day to keep Kutsenko at bay. Coupled with the fact that the Uzbek was committing way too many errors today, Lu was in complete control of the match right from the word go and never letting up.

He next faces number one seed Lee Hyung-Taik of Korea in the semi-finals.<br /> <hr></blockquote>

It is true he had made an excellent impression during the ITF in Hanoi <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> .

Martian KC
Dec 21st, 2001, 01:43 PM
LMAO!! So cool, but sad for Su-Wei!! I had a hunch, as she's been playing WAY TOO much this tournament! Su-Wei was also leading 4-0 in the first set against Saori and won the first set 6-3. Then she led 4-0 again in the second set and won that 7-5! I hope she can learn from these experiences!!

Thanks Eggy! I guess that's what danker was trying to tell us.lol

gorecki
Dec 21st, 2001, 02:37 PM
Ai Yah!!! Su Wei... <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Hopefully she can make it through the qualies @ AO!

Martian KC
Dec 21st, 2001, 04:28 PM
Pic of Su-Wei while playing Yoon-Jeong! <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <br />http://www.aia-asianchamp.com/news/21-12/images/CPIC059.jpg

Martian KC
Dec 21st, 2001, 04:32 PM
And here is Yoon-Jeong!<br />http://www.aia-asianchamp.com/news/21-12/images/CPIC055.jpg

rated_next
Dec 21st, 2001, 09:27 PM
Too bad for Su-Wei. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

But congrats to Yoon-Jeong.

V.Melb
Dec 21st, 2001, 10:15 PM
Yoon-Jeong lost in a tough one to her last time ... so it was bound to be tough for Su-Wei this time <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> .... Su-Wei does have a dint in her armour <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> .... I agree with Eggy - blessing in disguise ... besides - i want to see Su-Wei in Aus open Qualies.

Dont forget that Yoon-Jeong is a tougher player then most people think... Mirrors Martina Hingis style of play <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> ... Congrats to her <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

gorecki
Dec 22nd, 2001, 12:59 AM
Thanks for the photos Pea.

jirobkk
Dec 22nd, 2001, 03:05 AM
Does anyone know Men's single semifinal result ? <br />I check at satusports.com but can't read Indonesian language. <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> <img src="confused.gif" border="0"> <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

jirobkk
Dec 22nd, 2001, 06:02 AM
Men's single semifinal result :

1. LEE Hyung-Taik (KOR) d LU Yen-Hsun (TPE) 6/3,6/3

2. SRICHAPHAN Paradorn (THA) d 5. SUZUKI Takao (JPN) 6/1,6/3

The final men's single will be 1-Hyung-Taik Lee VS 2-Paradorn.

Congrats to Paradorn and Lee, Hope both of you play a good match tomorrow. <br />Go Paradorn, take home the 2nd title and award main draws wildcard of OZ open. <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

gorecki
Dec 22nd, 2001, 07:54 AM
What are Lee and Srichapan's current ranking?

V.Melb
Dec 22nd, 2001, 10:05 AM
Hyung-Taik at 116.... and Paradorn at 120 <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Dec 22nd, 2001, 02:01 PM
I expected both of them to be in the final. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> Good luck to both!!!!

gorecki
Dec 22nd, 2001, 02:33 PM
Hmmmm they are soooo close to getting direct entry into GS events!

Yu-lun Wang
Dec 23rd, 2001, 05:35 AM
According to our local newspaper,Su-wei got extremely disappointed and upset after she lost both ladies doubles and mixed doubles matches. PAPA Hsieh was also very angry and upset about Su-wei's performance during both doubles matches. Su-wei did have a sleepless night, so she sneaked out of her hotel room and asked for her very good friend Ka-pao Tong's help. Su-wei didn't go back to her hotel room until almost midnight,and she was afraid that PAPA Hsieh would be even more angry that she didn't sleep on her regular time.<br />So Ko-pao rented another room for Su-wei. Next morning PAPA Hsieh found out that Su-wei was lost, and of course he worried like hell. Su-wei finally showe up on the court just before her singles match started. So a sleepless, frustrated Su-wei started that match without any warm-up. She led 4-1 in the first set before losing 5 games in a row. The much-more-experienced Cho found out that Su-wei was very tired, so she just played safely and waited for Su-wei's errors. Su-wei did manage to break Cho, but unfortunately it really wasn't her day. Su-wei lost the second set 2-6. End the story.<br />After both Lu and Chuang/Wang lost yesterday, it's the first time since 1990 that Taipei didn't win any gold medal.

Steveg
Dec 23rd, 2001, 08:27 AM
Thanks for the post Yu Lun. This confirms what a friend had told me about daddy Hsieh and Su Wei's extreme fear of him.

V.Melb
Dec 23rd, 2001, 09:34 AM
Oh please no - <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />not another dominering father <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />and from what i heard he seemed so nice <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

That explains why Su-Wei lost .... otherwise she is just to talented for Cho <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />I really hope her father isn't as bad you say <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Dec 23rd, 2001, 01:54 PM
Uggh....too bad to hear that!! I knew she didn't play like her usual self!@ <img src="frown.gif" border="0">