I'm not surprised with Yan-Hua Dong's thrashing of the 7th seed. She's a good player concentrating on the pro circuit, rather than play much juniors. And she did beat Elena Bovina in March last year. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
Good luck to 15 year old Joanne Cheung against the 3rd seed, although I can't see her winning. I hope she one day achieves the dream of being Top 10 in Asia. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
Oct 17th, 2001, 08:40 PM
Go Matea and Sania!!!
Oct 18th, 2001, 03:36 AM
1-Matea Mezak (CRO) v 8-Anne Dickhardt (GER)
4-Hanna Nooni (SWE) v Yan-Hua Dong (CHN)
5-Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) v 3-Kristina Czafikova (SVK)
6-Natalia Papadopolou (SWE) v 2-Sania Mirza (IND)
Oct 18th, 2001, 03:41 AM
Good luck to Matea, she should win easily with that big serve
Oct 18th, 2001, 09:16 AM
good luck anne dickhardt, but normally she will lose against matea
Oct 18th, 2001, 09:25 PM
she beat bovina eh? sounds quite impressive!!!!!
Oct 19th, 2001, 03:03 AM
Yep she beat her and was pretty impressive though Elena was pretty tired having played 8 matches in previous week and then having to fly to Hainan and qual again. Lost in final rd qualies having won 2 rds previously.
well done girls <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
good luck Sania & Hanna in Semis <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
[ October 18, 2001: Message edited by: TheBoiledEgg ]
Oct 19th, 2001, 10:47 AM
Yan-Hua <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
Good luck Sania. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
Eggy, did Yan-Hua look a heavy girl?
Oct 19th, 2001, 10:55 AM
danker ..... she wasn't heavy then , but her backhand looked pretty good.
How old is she again ?????
Oct 19th, 2001, 01:26 PM
Go Matea and Sania!!!
Oct 19th, 2001, 02:57 PM
Eggy, Yan-Hua is 18 this year.
She's listed as 165cm and 64kg.
BTW, were there any other players that you found impressive in those 2 Chinese tourneys?
Oct 19th, 2001, 03:16 PM
Na Li was the one other "Asian youngster"that impessed me , she did pretty good and got to semis at both events , lost to Elena in 1st 7-6 6-3 , that was pretty close encounter with lots of deuce games.
Oct 19th, 2001, 03:52 PM
well done Matea and Kristina, keep it up <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
Oct 19th, 2001, 05:36 PM
1-Matea Mezak (CRO) d. 4-Hanna Nooni (SWE) 7-5 6-3