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~SunFlower~
Dec 10th, 2001, 12:05 AM
<font color=orange size=4>REVISED DRAW OF ORANGE BOWL GIRLS 18's</font>

<u>TOP HALF:</u>

Marie Gaiane Mikaelian(1)(ARM) def. Alexandra McGoodwin(Q)(USA) 6-2, 6-0 <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br />Jenny Zika(AUS) def. Sabrina Eisenberg(ARG) 6-0, 7-5 <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br />Neyssa Etienne(HAI) def. Tory Zawacki(USA) 6-3, 7-6 <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br />Cory Ann Avants(15)(USA) def. Kristina Jarkenstedt(SWE) 6-3, 6-2 <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

-----<br /> <br />Ally Baker(USA) def. Andrea Hlavackova(13)(CZE) 6-1, 6-3 <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br />Tatiana Golovin(FRA) def. Jarmila Gajdosova(Q)(SVK) 6-2, 6-1 <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br />Lucia Migliarini(URU) def. Shadisha Robinson(USA) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br /><font color=lime>Vera Zvonareva(8)(RUS)</font> def. Douglas Wink(USA) 6-0, 6-1 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <br /> <br />-----

Eva Birnerova(3)(CZE) def. Yoo-Mi Jung(KOR) 6-0, 5-7, 6-4 <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <br /> <br />Daniela Kix(AUT) def. Kristina Czafikova(SVK) 6-2, 6-2 <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br /><font color=lime>Anna Bastrikova(RUS)</font> def. Tanner Cochran(USA) 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <br /> <br />Martea Mezak (10)(CRO) def. Liana Balaci(Q)(ROM) 6-4, 6-2 <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br />-----

<font color=yellow>Melanie Marois(CAN)</font> def. Melissa Torres(12)(MEX) 7-6(3), 6-3 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <br /> <br />Sunitha Rao(USA) def. Feriel Esseghir(ALG) 6-3, 6-1 <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br />Whitney Benik(Q)(USA) def. <font color=lime>Nina Brattchikova(RUS)</font> 6-1, 6-1 <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <br /> <br />Virag Nemeth(7)(HUN) def. Melissa Applebaum(USA) 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-2 <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

<font color=orange size=4>All the matches of top half are completely updated.</font>

[ December 10, 2001: Message edited by: Sharky ]</p>

~SunFlower~
Dec 10th, 2001, 12:06 AM
<font color=orange size=4>REVISED DRAW OF ORANGE BOWL GIRLS 18's</font>

<u>BOTTOM HALF:</u>

Ashley Harkleroad(5)(USA) def. Maria Jose Herrera Lopez(MEX) 6-1, 6-1 <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]" /> <br /> <br />Daria Kustava(Q)(BLR) def. Tetiana Luzhanska(ISR) 6-2, 6-3 <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br />Alexandra Liles(USA) def. Amber Liu(USA) 6-4, 6-0 <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br />Maria Fernanda Alves(14)(BRA) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld(GER) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

-----<br /> <br />Barbora Strycova(9)(CZE) def. <font color=lime>Margarita Karnaoukhova(Q)(RUS)</font> 6-4, 6-2 <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]" /> <br /> <br /><font color=orange>MARIA SHARAPOVA(RUS)</font> def. Carly Gullickson(USA) 7-6, 6-2 <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <br /> <br />Andreja Klepac(SLO) def. Alexandra Podkolzina(USA) 7-5, 6-0 <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <br /> <br />[b]Marion Bartoli(4)(FRA) def. <font color=yellow>Diane Srebrovic(CAN)</font> 6-2, 6-1 <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />

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Jelena Jankovic(6)(YUG) def. Marta Domachowska(POL) 6-2, 6-1 <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <br /> <br />Zsuzsanna Babos(HUN) def. Hanna Nooni(SWE) 6-4, 6-3 <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br /><font color=lime>Maria Kirilenko(Q)(RUS)</font> def. Marta Domachowska(POL) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <br /> <br />Maria Jose Argeri(11)(ARG) def. Christina Schiechtl(AUT) 6-1, 6-3 <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

-----<br /> <br />Bethanie Mattek(16)(USA) def. Annette Kolb(GER) 6-1, 6-2 <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br />Georgia Rose(LL)(GBR) def. Preethi Mukundan(Q)(USA) 6-4, 2-1 ret. <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br />Karolina Sprem(CRO) def. Jamea Jackson(USA) 6-1, 6-7(6), 6-4 <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br /><font color=lime>Svetlana Kuznetsova(2)(RUS)</font> def. Salome Devidze(GEO) 6-2, 6-1 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

<font color=orange size=4>All the matches of bottom half are completely updated.</font>

[ December 10, 2001: Message edited by: Sharky ]</p>

Tripp
Dec 10th, 2001, 12:17 AM
Best of luck to Maria José. <br />Sabrina <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Where is Gisella Dulko??? Wasn't she supposed to play here???

~SunFlower~
Dec 10th, 2001, 12:19 AM
<marquee><font color=orange> http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/jump.gif GO MARIA SHARAPOVA! IT'S TIME FOR YOUR REVENGE AGAINST BARBORA STYRCOVA! http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/cheers.gif</marquee></font>

[ December 09, 2001: Message edited by: Sharky ]</p>

Tripp
Dec 10th, 2001, 12:20 AM
Great job Lucia!! Now go get Zvonareva!

[ December 09, 2001: Message edited by: TheNextSabatini ]</p>

ptkten
Dec 10th, 2001, 12:22 AM
Congratulations to Bethanie Mattek, Sunitha Rao, Whitney Benik, Cory Ann Avants, Marion Bartoli, and Ally Baker <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Too bad for Jamea, Shadisha, Carly, Tory, Tanner, Kristina, and Jarmila <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />Dissapointed Nicole Pitts withdrew <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />Good luck Ash, take this title!

rated_next
Dec 10th, 2001, 12:26 AM
Congrats to Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian, Marion Bartoli, and Melanie Marois. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

~SunFlower~
Dec 10th, 2001, 01:18 AM
<font color=orange size=4>REVISED DRAW OF ORANGE BOWL GIRLS 18's</font>

<br /><u>ROUND 32</u>

Marie Gaiane Mikaelian(1)(ARM) vs. Jenny Zika(AUS)<br /> <br />Neyssa Etienne(HAI) def. Cory Ann Avants(15)(USA) 6-2, 7-6(0) <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

Tatiana Golovin(FRA) def. Ally Baker(USA) 6-1, 6-2 <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br /><font color=lime>Vera Zvonareva(8)(RUS)</font> def. Lucia Migliarini(URU) 6-2, 6-0 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <br /> <br />-----

Eva Birnerova(3)(CZE) vs. Daniela Kix(AUT) <br /> <br /><font color=lime>Anna Bastrikova(RUS)</font> vs. Martea Mezak (10)(CRO) <br /> <br /><font color=yellow>Melanie Marois(CAN)</font> def. Sunitha Rao(USA) 6-4, 6-2 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <br /> <br />Whitney Benik(LL)(USA) vs. Virag Nemeth(7)(HUN)

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Ashley Harkleroad(5)(USA) vs. Daria Kustava(Q)(BLR)<br /> <br />Alexandra Liles(USA) vs. Maria Fernanda Alves(14)(BRA) <br /> <br /><font color=orange>MARIA SHARAPOVA(RUS)</font> def. Barbora Strycova(9)(CZE) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(4) <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> <br /> <br />[b]Marion Bartoli(4)(FRA) def. Andreja Klepac(SLO) 6-4, 6-1 <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

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Jelena Jankovic(6)(YUG) vs. Zsuzsanna Babos(HUN) 6-3, 6-4 <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br /><font color=lime>Maria Kirilenko(Q)(RUS)</font> vs. Maria Jose Argeri(11)(ARG) <br /> <br />Bethanie Mattek(16)(USA) def. Georgia Rose(LL)(GBR) 6-0, 6-1 <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br /> <br />Karolina Sprem(CRO) vs. <font color=lime>Svetlana Kuznetsova(2)(RUS)</font>

<br /><font color=orange size=4>Eight matches are updated as Dec 10, 2001!.</font>

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Randy H
Dec 10th, 2001, 01:37 AM
well done Jenny, Neyssa, Lucia, Vera, Daniela, Anna, Melanie, Sunitha, Whitney, Daria, Maria, and Jelena <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

too bad for Jarmila <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> , Shadisha, Kristina, Melissa, Feriel, Diana <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> , and Jamea <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 10th, 2001, 02:43 AM
thanx Sue <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

well done

Vera <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br /> Anna <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br /> Dasha <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />Maria S <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />Maria K <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Tatiana <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Gisela wasn't on entry list.

Sharky ..... why u shocked Karolina bt Jamea ? i'm suprised it was that close.

~SunFlower~
Dec 10th, 2001, 04:05 AM
Eggie, oh it's my pleasure. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

I am overexcitied that Maria Sharapova is playing once again! She is playing the other tournament (Grade 1) in Mexico next week! I couldn't be happier! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

I thought Jamea had a little edge beating Karolina, so I am surprised!

Alek
Dec 10th, 2001, 04:22 AM
Wow Maria coming to Yucatan.. I am glad better players are comming...

Wd Melissa.. once again you do it.. that´s why you are still #3 in Mexico and not #1 as lot of people say <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> I hope you better luck next time because you know how to do it but sometimes you deffintely think you have won before playing <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> anyways <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

Marcela withdrew <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

Maria Jose my only hope and with her "great" draw <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

Go Marijo I know you can at least give a fight vs. Ashley I trust in you... <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

<img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> @ MJLP and MT

Wally
Dec 10th, 2001, 10:14 AM
i hope yoo-mi did well... she has an awful draw! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

TS
Dec 10th, 2001, 10:20 AM
Are my eyes deceiving me or is there a girl called Douglas? <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> poor girl! What parents name their daughter Douglas?

anyway...since im here, all the best to Mattea and Karolina and also Svetlana K, who I think will win the whole thing!

the cat
Dec 10th, 2001, 11:38 AM
Well done both Russian Maria's, Anna B., Vera and Ashley! Nina got crushed again. This girl needs to do some re-evaluating. Because since Wimbledon, she has been getting crushed by nearly everyone she has played.

P.S. - Why is Mikaelian seeded #1?

P.P.S. - Why did they start this tournament on Sunday instead of Monday?

[ December 10, 2001: Message edited by: the cat in the hat ]</p>

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 10th, 2001, 12:25 PM
Seedings are done by committee

They use WTA ranks and their Junior rank.

Martian KC
Dec 10th, 2001, 01:24 PM
Congrats Marie-Gaiane, Jenny, Cory Ann, Tatiana, Vera, Daniela, Anna, Sunitha, Barbora, Maria, Jelena, and Maria!

Good luck to Matea, Amber, Salome, and Svetlana!

Becool
Dec 10th, 2001, 05:15 PM
Good luck Maria Fernanda Alves and Maria Jose Lopez Herrera <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Too bad for Jamea <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

sartrista7
Dec 10th, 2001, 05:17 PM
Why is Marie-Gaiane even playing? She's been playing lots of junior tournaments over the past few weeks, but she's a top 100 senior player who's had a full year on the WTA Tour, including a final and a victory over Elena Dementieva! She shouldn't need to play juniors again.

sartrista7
Dec 10th, 2001, 05:19 PM
Good luck to:

Neyssa Etienne<br />Tatiana Golovin<br />Vera Zvonareva<br />Daniela Kix<br />Anna Bastrikova<br />Sunitha Rao<br />Maria Sharapova<br />Jelena Jankovic<br />Maria Kirilenko<br />Salome Devidze<br />Svetlana Kuznetsova

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 10th, 2001, 05:44 PM
Monday 1st rd results

Ashley Harkleroad(5)(USA) vs. Maria Jose Herrera Lopez(MEX) 6-1 6-1 <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> ouch:

Maria Jose Argeri(11)(ARG) d. Christina Schiechtl(AUT) 6-3 6-3

<font color=red> Svetlana Kuznetsova(2) (RUS)<br /></font> d. Salome Devidze (GEO) 6-2 6-1 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

<br /> well done Sveta <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

and go girl and make #1 all yours !!!!!!!

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Randy H
Dec 10th, 2001, 06:02 PM
congrats Ashley and Svetlana <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

too bad for Maria Jose, and Tina <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Monica_Rules
Dec 10th, 2001, 06:33 PM
OMG Georgia Rose won her first match since August!YEAH U GO GIRL!

the cat
Dec 10th, 2001, 06:54 PM
sartrista7, I agree with you. Mikaelian does not need to be playing this event. She crushed Elena Dementieva in Switzerland. She is ready for the pros. It's not fair to these juniors, many of whom are lightweights, to have to play someone as strong as Mikaelian. Maybe Kim Clijsters should be playing, too!

P.S. - Why was the 18u draw revised?

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 10th, 2001, 07:38 PM
Virag Nemeth(7)(HUN) d. Melissa Applebaum(USA) 7-6(6); 2-6; 6-2<br /> Matea Mezak(10)(CRO) d. q-Liana Balaci 6-4 6-2<br />well done Virag <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> & Matea <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

stronger the opponent more chance of Sveta finishing ITF Champ <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

not sure why but they seem to have swapped Marion Bartoli's section with Birnerova's section and placed them in opposite halves.

cat .... the juniors are more than capable of handling Marie-Gaine , especially the likes of Svetlana K , Marion Bartoli , Matea Mezak and a few others. <br /> <br /> Marie Gaine says she is playing cos she wants to win a big title for Armenia as a thank you as she will be representing Switzerland on the main tour.

Randy H
Dec 10th, 2001, 07:52 PM
good stuff Virag and Matea <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

too bad for Liana <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

~SunFlower~
Dec 11th, 2001, 01:54 AM
<font color=orange size=4>All the matches of round 64 are completely updated.</font>

<font color=orange size=4>Eight matches of Round 32 are updated as Dec 10, 2001! (see above).</font>

THAT'S THE BEST NEWS I HEAR TODAY FROM MY DEVOTED MARIA SHARAPOVA'S MATCH! WHAT A MATCH! I KNEW IT that she found a way to win this time! I don't have high expectations from Maria's next match against Marion Bartoli(4)(FRA) but she has a better chance to beat this French girl than the top 2 seeded players, Marie Gaiane Mikaelian and Svetlana Kuznetsova. All I want from Maria was to GET HER SWEET REVENGE against Barbora. And she DID for me!! <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" /> I am "very hearted" happy! I LOVE YOU, MARIA! DO YOUR BEST in your next match! GO MARIA!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

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NejedlyKanepi
Dec 11th, 2001, 02:08 AM
maybe shes playing because she wants to kill some girls. i could have swore the name was familiar. no doubt olga could handle her <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" />

~SunFlower~
Dec 11th, 2001, 02:25 AM
The match of the day in the girls’ draw saw 14-year-old Maria Sharapova of Russia outlast No. 9 seed Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4). The final singles match of the day lasted two hours and 46 minutes with the third and decisive set taking up nearly half the time. Sharapova served for the match and led 5-3, 30-15 in the final set, but Strycova rallied for a 6-5 advantage by winning 11of the next 14 points. Sharapova then broke to force the tiebreaker, which she won to advance to the third round.

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<font color=orange size=5>WOW, you are tough! WELL DONE, SHARKY-OVA!!</font>

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TheBoiledEgg
Dec 11th, 2001, 02:38 AM
great win Masha <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> , next for her is Maid Marion.

<br /> Vera <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br /> Tatiana , great score girl !!!!!!!!

Alexandra Liles killed Amber ...... impressive stuff kiddo <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Randy H
Dec 11th, 2001, 02:41 AM
wow, great results!

well done Neyssa <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> , Vera, Melanie <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> , Maria, and Jelena! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

too bad for Lucia, and Sunitha though <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

so pleased Melanie has won 2 rounds here, especially considering Rao and Torres are both ranked higher than her, and have been top 20 juniors, which Melanie has not been able to do. Great for her to make the 3rd round here, though it's not going to get any easier with Virag in the next round I'd imagine.

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 11th, 2001, 03:14 AM
corrected scores<br />Christina Schiechtl d. (11) Maria Jose Argeri 6-1; 6-3

well done Tina <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Alexandra Liles d. Marcela Arroyo Vergara 6-4; 6-0

so Amber didn't play Alexandra , ..... congrats Alex anyway <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

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Tripp
Dec 11th, 2001, 04:54 AM
Lucia <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Best of luck to Maria José in 2nd round and to Neyssa in the 3rd.

rated_next
Dec 11th, 2001, 06:31 AM
What excellent results. Congrats to Melanie, Marion, Neyssa, and Tatiana. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Jorn
Dec 11th, 2001, 10:14 AM
Go Andreja! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Monica_Rules
Dec 11th, 2001, 10:21 AM
OH Georgia! <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

the cat
Dec 11th, 2001, 11:46 AM
Sharky, it was a nice surprise to wake up this morning and learn that Maria the "Russian Lynx" Sharapova, had upset Barbora Strycova. But in typical Russian female fashion(the Russian girls love fashion!), she couldn't serve out the match. Maria had to do it the hard way. Sharky, why do you think Maria has a better chance to beat Bartoli than either Mikaelian or Kuznetsova? They are much bigger and stronger than Maria. More experienced, too. I would love for Masha to pull off another big upset. But because her match against Strycova was an emotional and long 3 set match, late in the day, I don't think Maria will have her usual energy in todays match against Bartoli. Maybe todays action will be rained out. Can you do a Vancouver to Miami Beach rain dance, Sharky?

P.S. - Wow! Tatiana is crushing her opponents! I hope she is developing a killer instinct!

P.P.S. - I am very annoyed that the Miami Herald isn't covering the Orange Bowl online. Last week, they covered the Sunshine Cup and Connolly Continental Cup team tournaments online. But thus far, to my surprise and dissapointment, they haven't done anything on the 2001 Orange Bowl.

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TheBoiledEgg
Dec 11th, 2001, 12:01 PM
cat .... at 5-3 they moved the players to a different court where they had lights so they had to wait a while.

Maria lost her serve again at 5-5 but broke back <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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auntie janie
Dec 11th, 2001, 12:57 PM
Thanks everybody who is posting scores and news here. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />I am sorry "Hanna nooni" had to lose right way so I guess I'll root for Golovin now! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

tenn_ace
Dec 11th, 2001, 05:24 PM
well done Maria!!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

I'm really happy for this girl and I hope now she'll go far.................

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 11th, 2001, 06:12 PM
REVISED DRAW OF ORANGE BOWL GIRLS 18's

ROUND 32

Tuesday scores<br />Marie Gaiane Mikaelian(1)(ARM) def. Jenny Zika(AUS) 6-2 6-2<br />Eva Birnerova(3)(CZE) def. Daniela Kix(AUT) 6-2 7-5 <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br /><font color=red>Anna Bastrikova(RUS)</font> vs. Matea Mezak (10)(CRO) <br />Whitney Benik(LL)(USA) vs. Virag Nemeth(7)(HUN)

Ashley Harkleroad(5)(USA) def. <font color=red>Daria Kustava(Q)(BLR)</font> 6-1 6-1 <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

<br />Alexandra Liles(USA) vs. Maria Fernanda Alves(14)(BRA)

<font color=red>Maria Kirilenko(Q)(RUS) </font> def. Chrsitina Schiechtl (AUT) 6-2 6-2 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Karolina Sprem(CRO) vs. <font color=red>Svetlana Kuznetsova(2)(RUS)</font>

<br />Eight

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TheBoiledEgg
Dec 11th, 2001, 06:13 PM
well done Maria K <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> great win girl <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dasha <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> bad loss <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

good luck Sveta and Anna B today <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

all the best <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Daniela Kix and Jenny Zika lost <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

the cat
Dec 11th, 2001, 06:33 PM
Hurray for little Masha's(Kirilenko) good win today! Only one day after big Masha(Sharapova)upset the #9 seed. It's been a great Orange Bowl for the Russian Maria's!

P.S. Janie, I am glad you are rooting for Tatiana Golovin. But don't forget about Maria Sharapova and Ashley Harkleroad. Come to think of it, you were pretty critical of what Ashley and Maria were wearing a couple of months ago. You thought they were too young to be wearing such revealing tennis outfits. Right? Well did you see what 13 year old Tatiana was wearing at the Eddie Herr tournament? I thought she looked good. But then I thought of you, and how you would think she is too young to wear such an outfit. But that's the way IMG markets their talented and attractive young female tennis players. If you didn't see that photo of Tatiana, it's located at <a href="http://www.*****************/Tournaments/International/2001/November/EddieHerr/Friday.htm" target="_blank">www.*****************/Tournaments/International/2001/November/EddieHerr/Friday.htm</a>

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Randy H
Dec 11th, 2001, 07:54 PM
well done Ashley and Eva <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

too bad for Jenny, Daniela, Daria, and Tina <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Dec 11th, 2001, 08:28 PM
Ashley always gets the easy draws <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> but congrats Marie-Gaiane, Anna, and Maria!!!! Too bad for Jenny and Daniela! <img src="mad.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Dec 11th, 2001, 10:03 PM
The more of the results!

N Etienne d. C Avants (15)6-2 7-6(0) <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />T Golovin d. A Baker 6-1 6-2 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />V Zvonareva (8) d. L Migliarini 6-2 6-0 <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />M Marois d. S Rao 6-4 6-2 <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />M Bartoli (4) d. A Klepac 6-4 6-1<br />J Jankovic (6) d. Z Babos 6-3 6-4 <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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ptkten
Dec 12th, 2001, 12:14 AM
Ashley gets easy draws???? There's always something to criticize with her! She gets to where she gets because she's good, who would you have liked her to play? Lopez-Herrera a solid player, and Kustava is a very good young player. And where else has she gotten an easy draw? She's beaten a lot of top players such as Dlhopolcova, Zvonoreva etc. I don't feel like looking up all her results but I know she doesn't always get easy draws. She got to 3 slam semis this year so I'm tired of everyone criticizing her and her game. Sorry i'm ranting, but it seems like around every corner someone's there to criticize Ashley <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

auntie janie
Dec 12th, 2001, 12:20 AM
<img src="eek.gif" border="0"> WHOA!!!! Cat, thanks for the link - no, I hadn't known - that outfit is terrible for a little girl! <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

But if they all dress like Britney Spears to play tennis, who CAN I root for????? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

I am hereby switching to Marie-Gaiane <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> and that Bartoli person! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

the cat
Dec 12th, 2001, 12:59 AM
Janie, Oh Janie! You should still root for Tatiana. She is a 13 year old girl thriving in the 18u world. And that is amazing! I will be cheering on Tatiana, Svetlana, Anna B. Vera Z. and the Russian Masha's! And Ashley, too. I can't forget the all American girl!

P.S. - Janie, back to the clothes issue. Do you think these sportwear companies are advising these young girls to wear thse outfits? Or, are their agencies responsible for it? Or, maybe even their parents?

P.P.S. - Pitken, that was very well said about Ashley!

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tenn_ace
Dec 12th, 2001, 01:13 AM
that was nice a revenge for Maria for that loos to Barbora in Kentucky International (2-6, 3-6)

GO MARIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Well done Sveta, Vera, Anna <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

ys
Dec 12th, 2001, 01:13 AM
Why is Dinara not playing?

the cat
Dec 12th, 2001, 01:17 AM
Tenn_ace, didn't you forget a Maria? As in Kirilenko!

tenn_ace
Dec 12th, 2001, 02:18 AM
oh yeah, thanks cat <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Go MARIA KIRILENKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

ys, there were reports (I think on this biard) that she has a back injury <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> (I hope it's not true!!!)

ptkten
Dec 12th, 2001, 02:37 AM
Other 2nd Round Results<br />Anna Bastrikova d. Matea Mezak (10) 6-3, 6-4.<br />Alexandria Liles d. Maria Fernanda Alves (14) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Svetlana Kuznetsova (2) d. Karolina Sprem 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(2)<br />Virag Nemeth (7) d. Whitney Benik 7-5, 6-1 <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

<br />Great job for Alexandria <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br />Too bad for Whitney <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />Really close for Svetlana losing.

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 12th, 2001, 02:44 AM
well done Anna <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> thats a great win !!!!!!!!

Now she's moving !!!!!!!

Sveta PHEW !!!!!!!!! nearly blew ITF world Champion

now focus tomorrow Sveta !!!!!!

also well done Virag <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br /> Alexandra Liles <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

<br /> ys: Dinara hasn't been too well lately , injury <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> she has withdrawn from all tourns she was supposed to play ( missed 2 ITF's 10K in Mallorca, Connolly Cup , now this.

Hopefully she's back in OZ.

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 12th, 2001, 02:53 AM
No. 2 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, the girls’ singles runner-up at the Wimbledon and US Open girls’ this summer, came back from 2-5 in the final set and saved four match points in her second round match against Karolina Sprem before winning 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (2) in just under two and a half hours. She will face No. 16 seed Bethanie Mattek in the only third round match pitting seeded players against each other.

No. 1 seed Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian hopes to repeat her success against Neyssa Etienne in their third round meeting. Mikaelian defeated Etienne in the US Open girls’ singles quarterfinals this summer.

The only other match on Wednesday between two girls’ who have already met on the ITF World Junior circuit will see Melanie Marois and Virag Nemeth meet in a rematch of their US Open first round encounter, won narrowly by Nemeth, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 7-5.

No. 4 seed Marion Bartoli of France, the reigning Orange Bowl Girls’ 16s singles champion, will face the highly-touted Maria Sharapova. The winner of that match will face the winner of an all-American battle between No. 5 Ashley Harkleroad and Alexandra Liles in the quarterfinals.

http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI4_11122001-121240-Full.JPG

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rated_next
Dec 12th, 2001, 03:16 AM
Round of 16 Draw is:

Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian(1) vs. Neyssa Etienne<br />Tatiana Golovin vs. Vera Zvonareva(8)<br />Eva Birnerova(3) vs. Anna Bastrikova<br />Melanie Marois vs. Virag Nemeth(7)

Ashley Harkleroad(5) vs. Alexandra Liles<br />Maria Sharapova vs. Marion Bartoli(4)<br />Jelena Jankovic(6) vs. Maria Kirilenko<br />Bethanie Mattek(16) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova(2)

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 12th, 2001, 03:24 AM
5 Russians in last 16 plus Tatiana Golovin <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

good luck tomorrow:<br /> Sveta <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br /> Anna <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br /> Maria S <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br /> Maria K <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <br /> Vera <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Randy H
Dec 12th, 2001, 06:36 AM
well done Anna, Sveta, and Virag <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> too bad for Matea and Whitney <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

good luck in the 4th round to Neyssa, Anna, Vera, Eva, Melanie, Virag, Ashley, Jelena, Svetlana, and Maria <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

bubble
Dec 12th, 2001, 07:12 AM
Good luck to all the Russian girls especially Sveta & Maria S. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

That was such a close match from Svetlana... 4 match points .. whew! She could have lost it all... Great fighter!

the cat
Dec 12th, 2001, 11:31 AM
It's been a great tournament for the Russian girls! Let's hope it continues! They have 5 girls in the round of 16. Plus Tatiana, who was Russian born!

P.S. - Has Svetlana clinched the #1 ranking yet? I'm pretty sured she is tired at this point. Which makes her vulnerable to being upset. If she hasn't clinched the year ending #1 ranking, I sure hope her friend, Anna B. helps her out by upsetting Birnerova today. After all, what are friends for? Udachi Anna B. and the rest of the Russian Federation!

P.P.S. - I'm sure glad Maria Sharapova got a day off to rest before her match with Bartoli today. Maria showed me alot by coming back to beat Strycova, after being whipped 6-1 in the first set. Udachi Maria!

P.P.P.S. - Don't be surprised if Tatiana upsets Vera today. Vera is the defending champion, and is probably feeling the pressure to defend her title.

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 12th, 2001, 12:06 PM
Of the 8 matches only these are the previous H2H ( only U18 are recorded on ITF database)

Head to Heads :<br />Marie-Gaiane MIKAELIAN (ARM) v Neyssa ETIENNE (HAI) <br />2001 GA US Open Junior Championships Hard (O) QF Marie-Gaiane MIKAELIAN 6-1 6-1 <br /> <br /> Melanie MAROIS (CAN) v Virag NEMETH (HUN) <br />2000 GA US Open Junior Championships Hard (O) 64 Virag NEMETH 7-6(3) 4-6 5-7

Martian KC
Dec 12th, 2001, 01:26 PM
Gooo Marie-Gaiane, Anna, Vera, Maria S., Tatiana, Maria K., Svetlana, and Jelena!!!

Randy H
Dec 12th, 2001, 04:57 PM
If Eva goes further than Svetlana then she'll most likely pass her in the rankings, and if she doesn't, then she'll still be playing the Yucatan Cup the following week to try and finish up the year at #1, so it's going to be close. If Sveta can do significantly better than Eva here, then it's going to be tough for Eva to catch her. Bartoli can also still finish year end #1 depending on her result, and Svetlana and Eva losing before her.

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 12th, 2001, 05:16 PM
Randy only best 6 ranks count ...

Sveta has 2 Slams r/u plus Wimby SF<br /> and also points from Connolly Cup (260)

<br />This was before start of tourn ( last weeks ranks)<br /> Now Sveta leads by 30.<br /> <br />In the girls’ competition, Czech Republic’s Eva Birnerova heads the singles rankings and has a 70 point advantage over Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova who lies third. Second-placed Kaia Kanepi, Roland Garros champion, is not competing in the Orange Bowl, leaving the way open for Kuznetsova and perhaps even for Bartoli, who is fourth-ranked, to do well. Kuznetsova needs to reach the final to gain the title, unless the Russian team win the ITF Connolly Continental Cup, in which case a semi-final showing would be good enough, if not bettered by Birnerova.

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TheBoiledEgg
Dec 12th, 2001, 05:41 PM
Wednesday scores

<font color=red> Anna Bastrikova </font> bt. Eva Birnerova 7-5 7-5 <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="" />

<font color=red>[b] Svetlana Kuznetsova </font> bt. Bethanie Mattek 6-4 6-3 <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="" />

Marion Bartoli bt. <font color=red>[b] Maria Sharapova </font> 6-2 6-1 <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Marie Gaine Mikaelian bt. Neysa Etienne 6-0 5-7 6-3

<font color=red> Vera Zvonareva bt Tatiana Golovin </font> 4-6 7-6(3) 6-3 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Virag Nemeth d. Melanie Marois 6-3 6-2

Ashley Harkleroad d. Alexandra Liles 6-1 6-4

Jelena Jankovic d. <font color=red>Maria Kirilenko </font> 6-2 6-1 <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" /> <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

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TheBoiledEgg
Dec 12th, 2001, 05:44 PM
Sveta is 2001 ITF World Champion <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

congrats Sveta <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

and thank you Anna <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> great going girl , now go all the way <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Masha <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> , hope she can learn from this , a real bad day <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Vera pulled thru <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> congrats <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 12th, 2001, 06:00 PM
QUARTER FINAL DRAW

1-Marie Gaine Mikaelian (ARM) v <font color=red>8-Vera Zvonareva (RUS) </font> <br /><font color=red>Anna Bastrikova (RUS) </font> v 7-Virag Nemeth (HUN)<br />5-Ashley Harkleroad (USA) v 4-Marion Bartoli (FRA)<br />6-Jelena Jankovic (YUG) v <font color=red>2-Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) </font>

Randy H
Dec 12th, 2001, 06:23 PM
congrats on #1 Sveta <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> she has been so consistent all year long always in the final stages of the big events. It'd be nice to see her go all the way here and get a grade A title to cap off the year.

also well done Vera, Virag, Anna, and Jelena <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

too bad for Neyssa <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> Melanie <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> Eva <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> and Maria S. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

rated_next
Dec 12th, 2001, 06:59 PM
Good luck to Marie-Gaiane, Virag, Jelena, and Marion in the quarters.

the cat
Dec 12th, 2001, 07:22 PM
It's too bad the Masha's got crushed by identical 6-2 6-1 scores. They are both only 14, and perhaps they are in a little over their heads right now, when it comes to playing the very best girls in the 18's. That's the disadvantage of being 14 and very slim. Maria Sharapova is 14, and Marion Bartoli, her opponent today is 17. That age difference makes a big difference in the juniors. Right? Maria Sharapova's 18u record is a sparkling 21-3. That's a fine start to her 18u career. She has played a few 18u tournaments with opponents that she can handle. Now comes the tough part. Throwing her in there against the 18u elite, and hoping she can gradually improve, and learn how to take an occasional thrashing. Like she did today. But her tremendous second round win over the much stronger and much more experienced Barbora Strycova should give her alot of confidence. Unfortunately, it took alot out of her.

P.S. - Well done Anna B.!

P.P.S. - Too bad for Tatiana! I guess Vera got lucky. Tatiana turned another win into a loss. Just like at the Eddie Herr. But she's only 13, and is ready for the 18's. Tatiana just needs to learn how to win. She is probably more physically ready for the 18's, than either 14 year old Masha.

P.P.P.S. - Eggy, which Maria dissapointment were you talking about?

P.P.P.P.S. - Congratulations to Svetlana Kuznetsova on becoming the ITF's year end #1 player. Are you sure, Eggy?

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Martian KC
Dec 12th, 2001, 07:54 PM
Congrats Svetlana, Jelena, Marie-Gaiane, Vera, and Anna!! Too bad for both Marias and Tatiana! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

ptkten
Dec 12th, 2001, 08:32 PM
Too bad for Bethanie <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />Great job Ashley, two great wins <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> Now win this title!!

tenn_ace
Dec 12th, 2001, 09:10 PM
congrats to all Russian girls.... Great day (for the most part)!!!!!!!!!

<img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

<br />now became really clear that the bottom half of the draw is so much stronger!

auntie janie
Dec 12th, 2001, 10:55 PM
Congrats to my new fave Bartoli for her convincing win! Bartoli is un-hyped, which i like. Yes she is 17, but it is still a big win for her. good luck next round for the US Open junior champ!

Good luck to my other fave Marie-Gaiane too.

cat, I think it is the sponsors who are dressing the youngsters up like Britney Spears, with the enthusiastic consent of agents, parents, and the kidds themselves. The trend is moving very rapidly toward bikini tops. At this rate, in another year or two it will be G-strings. <br /> <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

ptkten
Dec 13th, 2001, 12:12 AM
Yes, they are being somewhat revealing, but I don't see how you can't like a player just because of how they dress. You don't know their personality, game style, background etc. and to base who you like just because someone is unhyped or hyped is kind of weird. Plus its not their fault they're dressing that way. That's what Nike or the other clothing companies came up with. Probably Bartoli and Mikaelian also wear revealing clothes. Would you not like them then?

the cat
Dec 13th, 2001, 12:50 AM
Oh Janie! Was that Marion Bartoli "un-hyped" comment, a little dig at the "Russian Lynx"(Maria Sharapova)? Bartoli is very good. But she is 17, and Sharapova is only 14. That makes a big difference in junior tennis. How do you think Maria Sharapova would fair against an 11 year old girl? Total domination! But now Bartoli is going to have to play girls her own age. Such as Ashley Harkleroad. Let's see her dominate Ashley the way she did Maria. I don't think that's going to happen. Because Marion beat Ashley at the 2001 junior U.S. Open, I know Ashley is out for revenge!

P.S. - Janie, I don't think the revealing tennis outfits will get as risque as you think they will. At least I hope not. I would assume that all of these girls have good values. I would think that common sense from their parents and agents will prevail in the long run. At least I hope so!

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 13th, 2001, 02:39 AM
cat.... i was talking about Maria Sharapova.

last time Marion played Ashley , she sent her packing.

Birnerova only has a slight chance of finishing #1 , basically she has to win Yucatan Trophy next week and Svetlana has to lose tomorrow (Rough Calculations)

Marie-Gaine v Vera Zvonareva ... no previous meets

Bastrikova v Nemeth ..... no previous meets

2001 GA US Open Junior Championships Hard (O) SF Marion BARTOLI 6-2 6-3 <br /> <br />Jankovic v Kuznetsova ... no previous meets

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TheBoiledEgg
Dec 13th, 2001, 02:41 AM
<br />If Marion Bartoli can defeat Ashley Harkleroad again, she may be able to win a singles title at the BURGER KING Orange Bowl… again.

Seeded fourth Bartoli, the reigning US Open girls’ singles champion, dominated Russian upstart Maria Sharapova, 6-2, 6-1, to advance to the Girls' 18s quarterfinals. She will face No. 5 Ashley Harkleroad on Friday in a rematch of the US Open semifinals.

"Ashley is a very good player," said Bartoli. "Last time I won by an easy score, but I expect a tough match. It’s good because I know how to play her. All the girls in the draw are young, though, and we improve a lot quickly."

Bartoli builds her game around her aggressive return of service. She is a fixture on service line when receiving, which can frighten her opponents into numerous service errors and tentative play.

"I didn’t serve well against her (Bartoli) the first time we played," admits Harkleroad. "In fact, I wasn’t serving well the entire US Open, but I’ve been hitting my serves well this week and I expect to give her a better match."

Bartoli, the Orange Bowl Girls’ 16s champion last year, is trying to become just the sixth player to win the Girls’ 18s title here after capturing the 16s since the tournament added the younger age group in 1962.

Players who have won the Orange Bowl

Girls’ 16s and 18s singles titles (since 1962)

Player, Country<br /> OB 16s<br /> OB 18s<br /> <br />Elena Dementieva, Russia<br /> 1996<br /> 1998<br /> <br />Ana Alcazar, Spain<br /> 1995<br /> 1996<br /> <br />Mary Joe Fernandez, United States<br /> 1984<br /> 1985<br /> <br />Chris Evert, United States<br /> 1968<br /> 1969, 1970<br /> <br />Peaches Barkowitz, United States<br /> 1962<br /> 1963-1966<br />

If Bartoli can get through Harkleroad, a rematch of the US Open singles final may be at hand if No. 2 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova can get past No. 6 seed and reigning Australian Open girls’ champion Jelena Jankovic in their quarterfinal match, also scheduled for Friday.

Kuznetsova overpowered Bethanie Mattek, 6-4, 6-3, in the only third round Girls’ 18s singles match between two seeded players. Kuznetsova, who took over the World No. 1 singles ranking this week after leading Russia to the ITF Connolly Continental Cup title, will try to relinquish her bridesmaid roll following loses in the girls’ singles finals at Wimbledon and the US Open this summer.

In Thursday’s quarterfinal action, No. 1 seed Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian will face No. 8 Vera Zvonareva and unseeded Anna Bastrikova will play No. 7 Virag Nemeth. Bastrikova upset No. 3 seed Eva Birnerova in the third round, virtually ending the Czech teenager’s chances of ending the year ranked No. 1.<br />

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 13th, 2001, 02:47 AM
<a href="http://www.*****************/Tournaments/International/ITFTournaments.htm?OrangeBowl.htm&2" target="_blank">http://www.*****************/Tournaments/International/ITFTournaments.htm?OrangeBowl.htm&2</a>

Tatiana Golovin was up a set and 4-1 , then Vera fought back.

Maria Sharapova v Bartoli was a lot closer match than the scoreline suggests , lots of deuce games.

Monica_Rules
Dec 13th, 2001, 03:59 PM
All the best to Marion Bartoli and Ashley Harklroad!

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 13th, 2001, 05:31 PM
QF <font color=red>Anna Bastrikova </font> d. (7) Virag Nemeth 6-1; 6-4

only 1 QF in and great news <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

well done Anna , brill stuff girl and what a week <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

ptkten
Dec 13th, 2001, 05:45 PM
Vera Zvonareva d. Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 13th, 2001, 05:50 PM
more brill news <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

well done Vera !!!!!!!!!! amazing , now we can look forward to an all Russian final hopefully <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

fresh2flash
Dec 13th, 2001, 06:33 PM
If only Sveta could make it to the semifinals, and the day will be complete!

the cat
Dec 13th, 2001, 06:57 PM
This is fantastic news! Udachi RF(Russian Federation)!

P.S. - Eggy, where do you get your detailed reports from? The junior websites have limited information. But you seem to know more. Such as the Bartoli/Sharapova match was closer than it looked. You said there were alot of games that went to duece. How do you know?

P.P.S. - I am so happy for Anna Bastrikova! She is lovely, too. Watching Anna B. playing Anna K. would be a soothing sight for sore eyes! Udachi Anna's!

fresh2flash
Dec 13th, 2001, 07:07 PM
Cat, reports are from itfjuniors. Here`s the exact link.<br /><a href="http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/subindex.asp?index=17&indextitle=Orange%20Bowl%202001" target="_blank">http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/subindex.asp?index=17&indextitle=Orange%20Bowl%202001</a>

the cat
Dec 13th, 2001, 07:34 PM
Thanks Fresh2flash!

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 13th, 2001, 08:39 PM
Vera came back from 4-6 0-2 down <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

another great fightback <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> but I hope Anna can make her 1st grade A final , This should be Vera's final junior event.

Still waiting for other QF scores

go Sveta !!!!!!!

auntie janie
Dec 13th, 2001, 09:23 PM
Congrats to Vera; that is an impressive comeback over MGM. <br />Maybe Vera and Anna B., who have not been hyped to the skies, are youngsters I can get behind! I will run to the "Russian roulette" area to see if I can learn anything about these two! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Randy H
Dec 13th, 2001, 09:24 PM
well done Anna and Vera <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> Seems to be Vera's lucky tournament, considering her year hasn't really been as good as was anticipated after her great form at this time last year.

Too bad Virag, but a nice run here to cap off a good year <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Dec 13th, 2001, 09:49 PM
Well, Vera is the defending champ. <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> Congrats to Vera and Anna!!!!

tenn_ace
Dec 13th, 2001, 09:54 PM
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bubble
Dec 14th, 2001, 12:07 AM
Well done Vera & Anna B!!!!

What a finale for Russian Junior girls!

Go Svetlana! Join them in the semis!

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 14th, 2001, 12:00 PM
Schedule of Play (singles only)

Friday, December 14th

Stadium Court

11 a.m. Girls’ 18s Quarterfinals: Ashley Harkleroad (5), Wesley Chapel, Fla., vs. Marion Bartoli (4), France<br />Court 1

9 a.m. Boys’ 16s Semifinals: Brendan Evans (5), Key Biscayne, Fla., vs. Florian Mergea (6), Romania

followed by Boys’ 18s Quarterfinals: Alex Bogomolov, Miami, vs. Philippe Moukhometov, Russia

Court 2

9 a.m. Boys’ 16s Semifinals: Peter Steinberger, Germany, vs. Luis Flores, Mexico

Court 3

9 a.m. Girls’ 16s Semifinals: Megan Falcon, Alameda, Calif., vs. Whitney Deason (16), Houston

followed by Boys’ 18s Quarterfinals: Bruno Echagaray (6), Mexico, vs. Juan Monaco, Argentina

Court 6

9 a.m. Girls’ 16s Semifinals: Theresa Logar (7), Rochester Hills, Mich,. vs. Delia Sescioreanu (2), Romania

followed by Girls’ 18s Quarterfinals: Jelena Jankovic (6), Yugoslavia, vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (2), Russia<br />

<br />pfffff putting Sveta on court 6

go Sveta go !!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 14th, 2001, 05:57 PM
SF: Marion Bartoli bt. Ashley Harkleroad 6-1 6-7(2) 6-3

still waiting for Sveta score , looks like its another 3 setter

Go Sveta go

[ December 14, 2001: Message edited by: TheBoiledEgg ]</p>

Randy H
Dec 14th, 2001, 06:11 PM
too bad for Ashley <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

congrats Marion

the cat
Dec 14th, 2001, 06:53 PM
Oh no! Ashley lost. She just can't seem to get over the hump, as far as winning a major junior tournament goes. But losing to Bartoli is no disgrace. Marion is a fine player, and a very good pro prospect.

ptkten
Dec 14th, 2001, 06:59 PM
Too bad for Ashley <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />Oh well, at least it was much closer this time.<br />Good luck to Marion the rest of the way!

BK4ever
Dec 14th, 2001, 07:04 PM
I just don't know what her problem is. She always seems to get to the later stages, but like you said she can't get over the hump. She tends to get very negative when things are not going her way, which is always detrimental to the confidence level. At least she made some inroads, she won a set, in a tie break which had to be mentally tough and I heard the there were alot of long games.

auntie janie
Dec 14th, 2001, 07:23 PM
Congrats to Marion! Viva les Femmes Francaises! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 14th, 2001, 07:31 PM
QF <font color=red>(2) Svetlana Kuznetsova </font> d. (6) Jelena Jankovic 2-6; 6-2; 6-0 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

YES Sveta !!!!!!!! She has made it , she's now the Official ITF World Junior Champion for 2001.

Ashley is too lightweight , her game works well but if it goes to 3 sets against power girls it loses its zest.

ys
Dec 14th, 2001, 07:40 PM
3 out of 4 semifinalists. Now, that's a dominance. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Randy H
Dec 14th, 2001, 08:14 PM
congrats Sveta <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> too bad Jelena <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 14th, 2001, 08:16 PM
if only Dinara was fit we would have had all 4 in SF.

All the best Vera/Anna and especially Sveta

the cat
Dec 14th, 2001, 11:59 PM
Congratulations to Svetlana Kuznetsova! On making the Orange Bowl semifinals and becoming the ITF junior wotld champion.

P.S. - Eggy, Ashley a lightweight? She devoured the Russian girls when she played them this year. Including Vera Zvonareva and Anna Bastrikova, who are in the Orange Bowl semifinals. Ashley's problem is a lack of mental toughness.

P.P.S. - TBE, Dinara Safina would be in the Orange Bowl semifinals? I doubt it. Dinara is injury prone. She already has back trouble. And hard courts are very "hard" on the body. They are called "hard" courts, afterall. I think Dinara's mother held her out of the Orange Bowl because she is worried about her back and knees on the hardcourts. Followers of junior tennis know what the hard courts have done to Eva Birnerova's knees. And that's a shame. Even though I wish Dinara was here. Her mother knows best. Nina Brattchikova was having a good year. She played well at the junior French Open and the junior Wimbledon. Then she plays on the hard courts starting in August, and she can hardly win a match, or even be competetive in hard court tournaments. It's too bad so many junior tournaments are played on hardcourts. Hardcourts are just no good for youn growing bodies. I sure hope Dinara will be okay for next year.

[ December 14, 2001: Message edited by: the cat in the hat ]</p>

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 15th, 2001, 02:49 AM
cat ... what i meant was Ashley isn't a power player , her game isn't all make or break. She beat Vera and Anna cos they play a bit similar to she does.

Dinara , i said if she was fit she would have made SF. She isn't that much injury prone , just has had a recent injury and not recovered.

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 15th, 2001, 02:52 AM
Sveta came from a set and 1-2 down and won the next 11 games , pretty impressive <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> , lucky she went for a bathroom break after 1st set.

Marion let slip a 6-1 4-1 lead .... but she woke up and made no mistake in the final set.

Martian KC
Dec 15th, 2001, 03:39 AM
Good luck to all of the 3 Russian semifinalists!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 15th, 2001, 04:40 PM
SEMIFINALS

<font color=red>8-Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. Anna Bastrikova (RUS) 6-2 7-5 <br />2-Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) </font> 4-Marion Bartoli (FRA) 6-3 6-4 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 15th, 2001, 04:41 PM
well done Sveta !!!!!!!! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> sweet revenge for the US loss and its an all Russian final , the 2nd one in 3 years <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

good luck to both Sveta and Vera <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> ma the best girl win <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

bubble
Dec 15th, 2001, 05:04 PM
Congrats to Vera & Sveta! To Russia as well for producing such promising tennis players! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Have Vera & Sveta played each other before?

Whoever wins will make me equally happy. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Good luck to both!

Randy H
Dec 15th, 2001, 05:34 PM
congrats to Vera and Sveta, and good luck to both in the finals <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

too bad Anna <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

ys
Dec 15th, 2001, 06:34 PM
Well, i thought that Vera is 2 or 3 year older than Anna. So Anna and Dinara and two Marias will make the semifinals of the next year. Well, I wouldn't be surprised to see Kuznetsova play it next year too. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 15th, 2001, 06:48 PM
Vera Zvonareva was 17 in Sep <br />Anna Bastrikova just turned 16 last month <br />Sveta is 16 , but ITF Junior Champs always tend to turn pro straight the following year.

next year there will be Anna Bastrikova , Dinara Safina , the two Maria's but one who has got it all Vera Douchevina , height power and shot making of the highest quality.

http://www.itfjuniors.com/assets/html/news/newsimages/full/MI4_15122001-141911-Full.JPG

Sveta !!!!!

[ December 15, 2001: Message edited by: TheBoiledEgg ]</p>

Martian KC
Dec 15th, 2001, 07:53 PM
It would be nice to have Svetlana finish the number 1 ranking with a win here, but Vera is tough here! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> Good luck to both!!!

Monica_Rules
Dec 15th, 2001, 11:05 PM
Any news on who won the final?

the cat
Dec 16th, 2001, 02:17 AM
Congratulations to Russia for having the second all Russian Orange Bowl girls final in 4 years. I think Svetlana needs to win a junior major title for everyone to believe she is the real #1. But Vera is playing so well. For Russian tennis fans, it's all good! Russia won the boys Sunshine Cup and girls Connolly Continentel Cup last week. Now this week, an all Russian girls final in the Orange Bowl. It's just tremendous! Udachi RF(Russian Federation)!

P.S. - Eggy, what tennis club in Moscow does Vera Zvonareva train at? Red Army, Spartak or Petrovsy Park?

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 16th, 2001, 06:11 PM
<font size=4 color=red> 8-Vera Zvonareva (RUS) d. 2-Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6-7(2) 6-4 6-3 </font>

congrats Vera .... too bad for Sveta , not another grade A final loss <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Martian KC
Dec 16th, 2001, 06:14 PM
WOW! Shocked a little! Why is Vera so successful here? lol Congrats to both!

fresh2flash
Dec 16th, 2001, 06:35 PM
Congrats, Vera! It was a difficult year. I hope this win will spur your career! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Randy H
Dec 16th, 2001, 07:53 PM
congratulations Vera! Great effort to redeem the year and defend your Orange Bowl title! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

too bad for Sveta, I'm sure she must be disappointed she couldn't come through in the finals of any of the big ones this year, but at least she finishes up at #1. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

CB
Dec 17th, 2001, 12:33 AM
Randy, don't say that of Sveta!<br />She won the Banana Bowl, which is a Grade A tournament <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

That happens to everyone <img src="smile.gif" border="0">