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tobi
Oct 5th, 2008, 01:02 PM
$25.000 Mount Gambier (AUS)

City of Mount Gambier Blue Lake Womens International

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Tournement Website : http://www.tennis.com.au

Surface : Hard (Outdoor) - Plexipave

Last Years Winners

2005 ($25k - Nov) : (3)Ryoko Fuda (JPN) d. (2)Anastasia Rodionova (RUS) 62 63
2006 ($25k - Nov) : (1)Casey Dellacqua (AUS) d. (5)Natalie Grandin (RSA) 61 64
2007 ($25k - Nov) : (4)Monica Niculescu (ROU) d. (8)Ye-Ra Lee (KOR) 63 61

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2008 Draws

Singles Qualifying Draw

Sally PEERS (AUS) (1) BYE
Kate ANTOSIK (AUS) defeated Valeriya MAKSIMCHENKO (RUS) 6-0 6-0

Xin WEN (CHN) defeated Danielle BOSCHIN (AUS) 6-0 6-0
Emily HEWSON (AUS) (11) BYE

Magali DE LATTRE (POR) (2) BYE
Nives BARIC (AUS) defeated Alexandra CANNIZZARO (AUS) 7-6(5) 7-5

Kimberley RUXTON (AUS) BYE
Cassandra BARR (AUS) (13) BYE

Lizaan DU PLESSIS (RSA) (3) BYE
Deeon MLADIN (AUS) defeated Sabrina XU (AUS) 6-3 6-4

Natalia DRAGOJEVIC (AUS) defeated Elizabeth PELIKAN (AUS) 6-4 6-4
Shona LEE (NZL) (12) BYE

Tyra CALDERWOOD (AUS) (4) BYE
Julia MORIARTY (AUS) defeated Sophie PROCTOR (GBR) 7-5 7-6(4)

Saori KARIKOMI (JPN) defeated Ashmitha EASWARAMURTHI (IND) 6-0 6-0
Thuy-Dung NGUYEN (VIE) (9) BYE

Brittany SHEED (AUS) (5) BYE
Karina-Ildor JACOBSGAARD (DEN) defeated Kristina PEJKOVIC (AUS) 6-1 6-2

Casey ANSPACH (AUS) BYE
Renee BINNIE (AUS) (15) BYE

Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS) (6) BYE
Tiffany WELFORD (AUS) defeated Vanja GALIJASEVIC (AUS) 6-0 6-0

Nancy FERGUSON (AUS) defeated Blair PRATT (AUS) 6-4 6-3
Daniela SCIVETTI (AUS) (16) BYE

Elizabeth THOMAS (GBR) (7) BYE
Elodie ROGGE-DIETRICH (FRA) defeated Rebecca LEAHY (AUS) 6-1 6-0

Brie WHITEHEAD (USA) defeated Alexandra WALTERS (AUS) 6-3 7-6(3)
Jocelyn RAE (GBR) (10) BYE

Emily WEBLEY-SMITH (GBR) (8) BYE
Bianca TEPPER (AUS) defeated Alison SHEMON (AUS) 6-3 6-1

Anneliese TEPPER (AUS) defeated Oriana NOWICKI (AUS) 6-1 6-0
Ting LI (CHN) (14) BYE

2nd Round

Sally PEERS (AUS) (1) defeated Kate ANTOSIK (AUS) 6-1 6-2
Xin WEN (CHN) defeated Emily HEWSON (AUS) (11) 6-2 6-3

Magali DE LATTRE (POR) (2) defeated Nives BARIC (AUS) 6-3 6-1
Cassandra BARR (AUS) (13) defeated Kimberley RUXTON (AUS) 6-3 6-0

Deeon MLADIN (AUS) defeated Lizaan DU PLESSIS (RSA) (3) 6-1 6-4
Shona LEE (NZL) (12) defeated Natalia DRAGOJEVIC (AUS) 6-2 6-0

Julia MORIARTY (AUS) defeated Tyra CALDERWOOD (AUS) (4) 7-5 2-6 6-2
Saori KARIKOMI (JPN) defeated Thuy-Dung NGUYEN (VIE) (9) 6-0 6-3

Brittany SHEED (AUS) (5) defeated Karina-Ildor JACOBSGAARD (DEN) 6-4 6-3
Renee BINNIE (AUS) (15) defeated Casey ANSPACH (AUS) 6-3 6-1

Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS) (6) defeated Tiffany WELFORD (AUS) 6-3 6-0
Nancy FERGUSON (AUS) defeated Daniela SCIVETTI (AUS) (16) 7-6(4) 7-5

Elodie ROGGE-DIETRICH (FRA) defeated Elizabeth THOMAS (GBR) (7) 6-3 6-4
Jocelyn RAE (GBR) (10) defeated Brie WHITEHEAD (USA) 6-1 6-0

Emily WEBLEY-SMITH (GBR) (8) defeated Bianca TEPPER (AUS) 6-0 6-1
Ting LI (CHN) (14) defeated Anneliese TEPPER (AUS) 6-4 6-0

Final Round

Sally PEERS (AUS) (1) defeated Xin WEN (CHN) 7-6(5) 6-0
Magali DE LATTRE (POR) (2) defeated Cassandra BARR (AUS) (13) 6-2 4-6 6-4
Deeon MLADIN (AUS) defeated Shona LEE (NZL) (12) 6-4 6-4
Saori KARIKOMI (JPN) defeated Julia MORIARTY (AUS) 6-0 7-6(4)
Brittany SHEED (AUS) (5) defeated Renee BINNIE (AUS) (15) 6-2 6-4
Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS) (6) defeated Nancy FERGUSON (AUS) 6-1 6-1
Jocelyn RAE (GBR) (10) defeated Elodie ROGGE-DIETRICH (FRA) 6-3 6-1
Ting LI (CHN) (14) defeated Emily WEBLEY-SMITH (GBR) (8) 6-4 6-4


Singles Main Draw

(1)Melanie South (GBR) v (wc)Daniella Dominikovic (AUS) 64 61
Shannon Golds (AUS) d. Hanne Skak Jensen (DEN) 64 62

Remi Tezuka (JPN) v Shaozhuo Liu (CHN) 57 61 61
(8)Shiho Hisamatsu (JPN) v (wc)Alenka Hubacek (AUS) 75 16 64

(3)Marinne Giraud (MRI) v (Q)Jocelyn Rae (GBR) 62 61
Nicole Riner (SUI) v (Q)Saori Karikomi (JPN) 76(1) 63

Ling Zhang (HKG) v (Q)Brittany Sheed (AUS) 60 62
(5)I-Hsuan Hwang (TPE) v (wc)Anna Wishink (AUS) 76(2) 62

(6)Natalie Grandin (RSA) v Emelyn Starr (AUS) 61 64
Marija Mirkovic (AUS) d. Miki Miyamura (JPN) 62 64

(Q)Olivia Rogowska (AUS) v (Q)Deeon Mladin (AUS) 61 62
(4)Yurika Sema (JPN) v Naomi Broady (GBR) 76(3) 61

(7)Alexis Prousis (USA) v (Q)Magali De Lattre (POR) 75 26 61
Michaela Johansson (SWE) v (wc)Isabella Holland (AUS) 61 61

Robin Stephenson (USA) v (Q)Ting Li (CHN) 75 63
(Q)Sally Peers (AUS) d. (2)Sacha Jones (NZL) 36 64 62

2nd Round

(1)Melanie South (GBR) d. Shannon Golds (AUS) 64 26 61
(8)Shiho Hisamatsu (JPN) d. Remi Tezuka (JPN) 46 61 63

Nicole Riner (SUI) d. (3)Marinne Giraud (MRI) 36 64 64
(5)I-Hsuan Hwang (TPE) d. Ling Zhang (HKG) 16 75 75

(6)Natalie Grandin (RSA) d. Marija Mirkovic (AUS) 60 60
(4)Yurika Sema (JPN) d. (Q)Olivia Rogowska (AUS) 75 62

Michaela Johansson (SWE) d. (7)Alexis Prousis (USA) 61 76(2)
(Q)Sally Peers (AUS) d. Robin Stephenson (USA) 64 36 64

QF

(1)Melanie South (GBR) d. (8)Shiho Hisamatsu (JPN) 63 75
(5)I-Hsuan Hwang (TPE) d. Nicole Riner (SUI) 61 63
(6)Natalie Grandin (RSA) d. (4)Yurika Sema (JPN) 75 62
(Q)Sally Peers (AUS) d. Michaela Johansson (SWE) 64 61

SF

(1)Melanie South (GBR) d. (5)I-Hsuan Hwang (TPE) 64 60
(6)Natalie Grandin (RSA) d. (Q)Sally Peers (AUS) 61 61

Final

(6)Natalie Grandin (RSA) d. (1)Melanie South (GBR) 76(2) 64


Doubles Main Draw

(1)Grandin/Stephenson (RSA/USA) v Du Plessis/Giraud (RSA/MRI) 61 61
Hisamatsu/Wishink (JPN/AUS) d. Lee/Thomas (NZL/GBR) 76(3) 36 11-9

(3)Hwang/Liu (TPE/CHN) v Hewson/Moriarty (AUS) 62 16 10-8
Dominikovic/Li (AUS/CHN) v (wc)Holland/Peers (AUS) 62 63

Prousis/Webley-Smith (USA/GBR) v (wc)Hubacek/Pejkovic (AUS) 61 64
(4)Miyamura/Sema (JPN) v (wc)Mirkovic/Scivetti (AUS) 64 75

Broady/Rae (GBR) d. Johansson/Jones (SWE/NZL) 64 46 10-2
(2)Tezuka/Zhang (JPN/HKG) v Golds/Starr (AUS) 63 62

QF

(1)Grandin/Stephenson (RSA/USA) d. Hisamatsu/Wishink (JPN/AUS) 62 62
Dominikovic/Li (AUS/CHN) d. (3)Hwang/Liu (TPE/CHN) 76(5) 62
(4)Miyamura/Sema (JPN) d. Prousis/Webley-Smith (USA/GBR) 26 61 10-3
(2)Tezuka/Zhang (JPN/HKG) d. Broady/Rae (GBR) w/o

SF

(1)Grandin/Stephenson (RSA/USA) d. Dominikovic/Li (AUS/CHN) 60 64
(4)Miyamura/Sema (JPN) d. (2)Tezuka/Zhang (JPN/HKG) 63 62

Final

(1)Grandin/Stephenson (RSA/USA) d. (4)Miyamura/Sema (JPN) 64 62

The Kaz
Oct 5th, 2008, 03:21 PM
GL Aussies and Jarka :dance:

DutchieGirl
Oct 6th, 2008, 09:07 AM
GL:
GAJDOSOVA, Jarmila
GRANDIN, Natalie
WISHINK, Anna
DU PLESSIS, Lizaan
WLODARCZAK, Karolina
VANO, Kairangi

Ben.
Oct 7th, 2008, 10:59 AM
GL to all the Aussies :yeah:

OZTENNIS
Oct 8th, 2008, 12:15 PM
MD WCs
- Alison BAI (ACT)
- Shannon GOLDS (QLD)
- Daniella DOMINIKOVIC (NSW)

***EDIT*** Bai has withdrawn and her wildcard will be given to (hopefully) Rogowska

OZTENNIS
Oct 8th, 2008, 12:16 PM
No Gajdosova, Moore, Adamczak, Dokic, Wheeler, Ferguson, Kriz or Bai means we will only have 3 direct entrants in an Aussie 25k :spit:
Starr, Golds and Mirkovic. That with 4 wildcards (and hopefully a couple of qualifiers) means we might get 10 entrants :scared:

OZTENNIS
Oct 8th, 2008, 12:20 PM
GOOD LUCK IN MD TO:
- Sacha JONES (NZL) ... if an Aussie can't win it, hopefully Sacha can overcome her form slump and take the title.
- Emelyn STARR (AUS)
- Shannon GOLDS (AUS)
- Marija MIRKOVIC (AUS)

GOOD LUCK IN QD TO:
- Anna WISHINK (AUS)
- Sally PEERS (AUS)
- Brittany SHEED (AUS)
- Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS)
- Alenka HUBACEK (AUS)
- Stephanie WILTSHIRE (AUS)
- Kristina PEJKOVIC (AUS)
- Tiffany WELFORD (AUS)
- Mishma KUMAR (AUS)

Golovinjured.
Oct 10th, 2008, 08:54 AM
Where all the Aussies at? :o

Dani12
Oct 10th, 2008, 10:26 AM
No Gajdosova, Moore, Adamczak, Dokic, Wheeler, Ferguson, Kriz or Bai means we will only have 3 direct entrants in an Aussie 25k :spit:
Starr, Golds and Mirkovic. That with 4 wildcards (and hopefully a couple of qualifiers) means we might get 10 entrants :scared:

Wouldn't it be nice to see all these girls play at the same time, I can understand why girls like Gajdosova and Jess Moore want to play a weak 100k. But Soph Ferguson, Jelena Dokic, and Nicole Kriz could very much capitalize on tournaments like this. Monique and Alison have excuses, they are injured... Soph I imagine, is just a headcase.

brunof
Oct 10th, 2008, 01:06 PM
I hope Natalie picks up her year here...305 is not where she should be. :(

Kevin.
Oct 10th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Brie withdrew from all otherr tournaments to play here :hearts:

Vicky88
Oct 10th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Isn't Kriz injured which is likely why she is not playing. Agree it is very disappointing at the number of Aussies who are in.

Xian
Oct 11th, 2008, 10:32 AM
Quali
(1) Sally PEERS AUS vs bye
Kate ANTOSIK AUS vs Valeriya MAKSIMCHENKO RUS
Xin WEN CHN vs Daniele BOSCHIN AUS
(11) Emily HEWSON AUS vs bye
(2) Magali DE LATTRE POR vs bye
Nives BARIC AUS vs Alexandra CANNIZZARO AUS
Kimberley RUXTON AUS vs bye
(13) Cassandra BARR AUS vs bye
(3) Lizaan DU PLESSIS RSA vs bye
Deeon MLADIN AUS vs Sabrina XU AUS
Natalie DRAGOJEVIC AUS vs Elizabeth PELIKAN AUS
(12) Shona LEE NZL vs bye
(4) Tyra CALDERWOOD AUS vs bye
Julia MORIARTY AUS vs Sophie PROCTOR GBR
Saori KARIKOMI JAP vs Ashmitha EASWARAMURTHI IND
(9) Thuy-Dung NGUYEN VIE vs bye
(5) Brittany SHEED AUS vs bye
Karina ILDOR JACOBSGAARD DEN vs Kristina PEJKOVIC AUS
Casey ANSPACH AUS vs bye
(15) Renee BINNIE AUS vs bye
(6) Olivia ROGOWSKA AUS vs bye
Vanja GALIJASEVIC AUS vs Tiffany WELFORD AUS
Blair PRATT AUS vs Nancy FERGUSON AUS
(16) Daniela SCIVETTI AUS vs bye
(7) Elizabeth THOMAS GBR vs bye
Rebecca LEAHY AUS vs Elodie ROGGE DIETRICH FRA
Alexandra WALTERS AUS vs Brie WHITEHEAD USA
(10) Jocelyn RAE GBR vs bye
(8) Emily WEBLEY SMITH GBR vs bye
Bianca TEPPER AUS vs Alison SHEMON AUS
Anneliese TEPPER AUS vs Oriana NOWICKI AUS
(14) Ting LI CHN vs bye

<O:p</O:p

Petkorazzi
Oct 11th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Gorgodze actually meant to play here had she not reached the semis in europe? :spit:

OZTENNIS
Oct 11th, 2008, 10:56 AM
Easy draw for Sally to qualify.
Tyra has some competition with Nguyen there, as does Sheed with Pejkovic (:eek: she is back in Australia)
Can't believe TA made Olivia R play quallies AGAIN *groan*
With Welford and Scivetti in her part of the draw, Liv has the toughest section, but will still qualify comfortably.

Good luck to all the Aussies, hope to see AT LEAST 4 qualify for MD

RR-87
Oct 11th, 2008, 10:52 PM
good luck Brie :awww:

Golovinjured.
Oct 12th, 2008, 01:04 AM
Good luck to all the Aussies, but especially Liv, Anna, Sally and Brie :angel:

Bennguin1491
Oct 12th, 2008, 04:03 AM
Isn't Kriz injured which is likely why she is not playing. Agree it is very disappointing at the number of Aussies who are in.

i thought i read something about hip surgery? :shrug:

RR-87
Oct 12th, 2008, 06:33 AM
Brie won 6-3 7-6(3)


:woohoo: omg :sobbing:

JAMESYBABY!
Oct 12th, 2008, 06:39 AM
looll

brie won :p,,

then lost 6/1 6/0 :lol: to rae ;)

emily won also :D

Golovinjured.
Oct 12th, 2008, 06:48 AM
Omg!

OZTENNIS
Oct 12th, 2008, 07:26 AM
Singles Qualifying Draw: R1

Sally PEERS (AUS) (1) BYE
Kate ANTOSIK (AUS) Vs Valeriya MAKSIMCHENKO (RUS) 6-0 6-0

Xin WEN (CHN) Vs Danielle BOSCHIN (AUS) 6-0 6-0
Emily HEWSON (AUS) (11) BYE

Magali DE LATTRE (POR) (2) BYE
Nives BARIC (AUS) Vs Alexandra CANNIZZARO (AUS) 7-6(5) 7-5

Kimberley RUXTON (AUS) BYE
Cassandra BARR (AUS) (13) BYE

Lizaan DU PLESSIS (RSA) (3) BYE
Deeon MLADIN (AUS) Vs Sabrina XU (AUS) 6-3 6-4

Natalia DRAGOJEVIC (AUS) Vs Elizabeth PELIKAN (AUS) 6-4 6-4
Shona LEE (NZL) (12) BYE

Tyra CALDERWOOD (AUS) (4) BYE
Julia MORIARTY (AUS) Vs Sophie PROCTOR (GBR) 7-5 7-6(4)

Saori KARIKOMI (JPN) Vs Ashmitha EASWARAMURTHI (IND) 6-0 6-0
Thuy-Dung NGUYEN (VIE) (9) BYE

Brittany SHEED (AUS) (5) BYE
Karina-Ildor JACOBSGAARD (DEN) Vs Kristina PEJKOVIC (AUS) 6-1 6-2

Casey ANSPACH (AUS) BYE
Renee BINNIE (AUS) (15) BYE

Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS) (6) BYE
Vanja GALIJASEVIC (AUS) Vs Tiffany WELFORD (AUS) 0-6 0-6

Blair PRATT (AUS) Vs Nancy FERGUSON (AUS) 4-6 3-6
Daniela SCIVETTI (AUS) (16) BYE

Elizabeth THOMAS (GBR) (7) BYE
Rebecca LEAHY (AUS) Vs Elodie ROGGE-DIETRICH (FRA) 1-6 0-6

Alexandra WALTERS (AUS) Vs Brie WHITEHEAD (USA) 3-6 6-7(3)
Jocelyn RAE (GBR) (10) BYE

Emily WEBLEY-SMITH (GBR) (8) BYE
Bianca TEPPER (AUS) Vs Alison SHEMON (AUS) 6-3 6-1

Oriana NOWICKI (AUS) Vs Anneliese TEPPER (AUS) 1-6 0-6
Ting LI (CHN) (14) BYE

OZTENNIS
Oct 12th, 2008, 07:31 AM
Singles Qualifying Draw: R2

Sally PEERS (AUS) (1) defeated Kate ANTOSIK (AUS) 6-1 6-2
Xin WEN (CHN) defeated Emily HEWSON (AUS) (11) 6-2 6-3

Magali DE LATTRE (POR) (2) defeated Nives BARIC (AUS) 6-3 6-1
Cassandra BARR (AUS) (13) defeated Kimberley RUXTON (AUS) 6-3 6-0

Deeon MLADIN (AUS) defeated Lizaan DU PLESSIS (RSA) (3) 6-1 6-4
Shona LEE (NZL) (12) defeated Natalia DRAGOJEVIC (AUS) 6-2 6-0

Julia MORIARTY (AUS) defeated Tyra CALDERWOOD (AUS) (4) 7-5 2-6 6-2
Saori KARIKOMI (JPN) defeated Thuy-Dung NGUYEN (VIE) (9) 6-0 6-3

Brittany SHEED (AUS) (5) defeated Karina-Ildor JACOBSGAARD (DEN) 6-4 6-3
Renee BINNIE (AUS) (15) defeated Casey ANSPACH (AUS) 6-3 6-1

Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS) (6) defeated Tiffany WELFORD (AUS) 6-3 6-0
Nancy FERGUSON (AUS) defeated Daniela SCIVETTI (AUS) (16) 7-6(4) 7-5

Elodie ROGGE-DIETRICH (FRA) defeated Elizabeth THOMAS (GBR) (7) 6-3 6-4
Jocelyn RAE (GBR) (10) defeated Brie WHITEHEAD (USA) 6-1 6-0

Emily WEBLEY-SMITH (GBR) (8) defeated Bianca TEPPER (AUS) 6-0 6-1
Ting LI (CHN) (14) defeated Anneliese TEPPER (AUS) 6-4 6-0

OZTENNIS
Oct 12th, 2008, 07:32 AM
Sally, Brittany, Olivia :banana:
Tyra :rolleyes:
TJ, Kristina :o

Golovinjured.
Oct 12th, 2008, 07:37 AM
^^^ Pretty much the same as that :lol:

Nice and easy for Olivia, now should beat Ferguson to qualify.

+

:woohoo: Brie!

Dani12
Oct 12th, 2008, 07:42 AM
Em Hewson :sad: I think she is done, she'll never get back to the top 400. Also wonder if Mladin can beat Shona, she's done well in qualifying over the last few events, it'd be cool if she could qualify.

*Jean*
Oct 12th, 2008, 08:12 AM
Lizaan :o

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 12th, 2008, 09:22 AM
Tyra :o :(

Jocelyn :)
Shona :D :)
Emily WS :)

Just Do It
Oct 12th, 2008, 09:45 AM
Brie :sobbing: :banana:

Brenda fan
Oct 12th, 2008, 10:57 AM
:clap2::bigclap::bowdown::dance::yippee::woohoo:
Brie won a match!!
:worship:

wales1994
Oct 12th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Emily WS :D

Jocely Rae ;)

wales1994
Oct 12th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Mel South has to win this :eek:

WIMBY
Oct 12th, 2008, 11:16 PM
Emily/Jos :):)
Liz :sad:

kittyking
Oct 13th, 2008, 02:35 AM
Good luck Sacha!

OZTENNIS
Oct 13th, 2008, 06:01 AM
Qualifying Final Round:

Sally PEERS (AUS) (1) defeated Xin WEN (CHN) 7-6(5) 6-0
Magali DE LATTRE (POR) (2) defeated Cassandra BARR (AUS) (13) 6-2 4-6 6-4

Deeon MLADIN (AUS) defeated Shona LEE (NZL) (3) 6-4 6-4
Saori KARIKOMI (JPN) defeated Julia MORIARTY (AUS) 6-0 7-6(4)

Brittany SHEED (AUS) (5) defeated Renee BINNIE (AUS) (15) 6-2 6-4
Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS) (6) defeated Nancy FERGUSON (AUS) 6-1 6-1

Jocelyn RAE (GBR) (10) defeated Elodie ROGDE-DIETRICH (FRA) 6-3 6-1
Ting LI (CHN) (14) defeated Emily WEBLEY SMITH (GBR) (8) 6-4 6-4

OZTENNIS
Oct 13th, 2008, 06:02 AM
Sally, Brittany, Olivia :banana:

Dani12
Oct 13th, 2008, 06:07 AM
Well done Olivia, Sally, Brittany and Deeon ;)

Bad luck to Nancy, Renee, Julia and Cassie...as long as Cassie keeps at it she'll get back to where she needs to be.

Poor Shona just can't catch a break, I think she has been in the final round every week and lost every time :lol:

Dani12
Oct 13th, 2008, 06:08 AM
Main Draw:

Melanie SOUTH (GBR) (1) Vs Daniella DOMINIKOVIC (AUS)
Hanne Skak JENSEN (DEN) Vs Shannon GOLDS (AUS)
Shaozhuo LIU (CHN) Vs Remi TEZUKA (JPN)
Alenka HUBACEK (AUS) Vs Shiho HISAMATSU (JPN) (8)

Marinne GIRAUD (MRI) (3) Vs Jocelyn RAE (GBR)
Saori KARIKOMI (JPN) Vs Nicole RINER (SUI)
Ling ZHANG (HKG) Vs Brittany SHEED (AUS)
Anna WISHINK (AUS) Vs I-Hsuan HWANG (TPE) (5)

Natalie GRANDIN (RSA) (6) Vs Emelyn STARR (AUS)
Miki MIYAMURA (JPN) Vs Marija MIRKOVIC (AUS)
Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS) Vs Deeon MLADIN (AUS)
Naomi BROADY (GBR) Vs Yurika SEMA (JPN) (4)

Alexis PROUSIS (USA) (7) Vs Magali DE LATTRE (POR)
Isabella HOLLAND (AUS) Vs Michaela JOHANSSON (SWE)
Ting LI (CHN) Vs Robin STEPHENSON (USA)
Sally PEERS (AUS) Vs Sacha JONES (NZL) (2)

Dani12
Oct 13th, 2008, 06:09 AM
How we managed to get 11 in the main draw I'll never know :lol:

OZTENNIS
Oct 13th, 2008, 06:12 AM
Dammit! You beat me to posting the draw :lol:

GOOD LUCK TO:
- Emelyn STARR (AUS)
- Marija MIRKOVIC (AUS)
- Anna WISHINK (AUS) (WC)
- Alenka HUBACEK (AUS) (WC)
- Isabella HOLLAND (AUS) (WC)
- Sally PEERS (AUS) (Q) vs. Sacha :devil: :armed:
- Brittany SHEED (AUS) (Q)
- Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS) (Q)

OZTENNIS
Oct 13th, 2008, 06:18 AM
Good chance for the Aussie girls to pick up more points here this week :)

Loving Isabella/Sally's draw. *POTENTIALLY* one of them can make it to the semi finals, BUT it all depends which Sacha turns up
1_ The, 'oh I am a tennis player, I forgot, Sacha'
2_ The, 'oh I am going to lose to a 'mediocre' Aussie junior, Sacha'
3_ The, 'I am playing badly but will fight to win, Sacha'
4_ The, 'I am a great player and will win this tournament, Sacha'

Golovinjured.
Oct 13th, 2008, 06:40 AM
Sally, Olivia, Brittany :yeah: Deeon :eek:

GL to all the Aussies in MD, especially Olivia, Isabella, Emelyn, Anna and Alenka. :)

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 13th, 2008, 06:45 AM
Go Michaela Johansson

OZTENNIS
Oct 13th, 2008, 07:36 AM
^^^^

Isabella is half Swedish :angel:

tobi
Oct 13th, 2008, 08:41 AM
Doubles Main Draw

(1)Grandin/Stephenson (RSA/USA) v Du Plessis/Giraud (RSA/MRI)
Lee/Thomas (NZL/GBR) v Hisamatsu/Wishink (JPN/AUS)

(3)Hwang/Liu (TPE/CHN) v Hewson/Moriarty (AUS)
Dominikovic/Li (AUS/CHN) v (wc)Holland/Peers (AUS)

Prousis/Webley-Smith (USA/GBR) v (wc)Hubacek/Pejkovic (AUS)
(4)Miyamura/Sema (JPN) v (wc)Mirkovic/Scivetti (AUS)

Johansson/Jones (SWE/NZL) v Broady/Rae (GBR)
(2)Tezuka/Zhang (JPN/HKG) v Golds/Starr (AUS)

Monica_Rules
Oct 13th, 2008, 08:47 AM
Well done Joss:)

Good luck to the brits in the MD

-sugi-
Oct 13th, 2008, 09:29 AM
Saori, Ting and Sally :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 13th, 2008, 12:02 PM
Emily & Shona in Q :( :( :mad:

good luck in MD to
Daniella DOMINIKOVIC (AUS)
Shannon GOLDS (AUS)
Alenka HUBACEK (AUS)
Jocelyn RAE (GBR)
Anna WISHINK (AUS)
Naomi BROADY (GBR)
Isabella HOLLAND (AUS)
Sacha JONES (NZL) (2

Cat's Pajamas
Oct 13th, 2008, 04:23 PM
Good luck to:

Alenka Hubacek (AUS)
(Q) Jocelyn Rae (GBR) :kiss:
(4) Yurika Sema (JPN)
Isabella Holland (AUS) vs. Michaela Johansson (SWE) :sad:
(2) Sacha Jones :o

I have a feeling Sacha will lose to that piece of tripe this time. :sad:

:p

OZTENNIS
Oct 14th, 2008, 12:36 AM
^^^^
:devil:
Then what will that make Sacha :shrug:
Olivia R>Sally P>>>Sacha J :p

:haha: now that I've said that watch Sally lose

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 14th, 2008, 12:57 AM
Good Luck Mel, Natalie and Robin :D:bounce:

kittyking
Oct 14th, 2008, 04:38 AM
Good chance for the Aussie girls to pick up more points here this week :)

Loving Isabella/Sally's draw. *POTENTIALLY* one of them can make it to the semi finals, BUT it all depends which Sacha turns up
1_ The, 'oh I am a tennis player, I forgot, Sacha'
2_ The, 'oh I am going to lose to a 'mediocre' Aussie junior, Sacha'
3_ The, 'I am playing badly but will fight to win, Sacha'
4_ The, 'I am a great player and will win this tournament, Sacha'

Yea I'd agree with that

Sacha, if you reading this - please be a darling and beat the crap of that thing :angel:

OZTENNIS
Oct 14th, 2008, 04:41 AM
No, Sacha, if you read this, be a darling and do the honourable thing, lose to Sally ;)

I read somewhere at the start of the year that one of Sacha's goals this year was to qualify for all 4 grand slams :tape: she is about as far away from that now as ever. And if she wants to play the Aussie Open quallies again, she will need a wildcard :o Unless of course the in form Sacha cleans up here this week and in Port Pirie next week

kittyking
Oct 14th, 2008, 04:51 AM
No, Sacha, if you read this, be a darling and do the honourable thing, lose to Sally ;)

I read somewhere at the start of the year that one of Sacha's goals this year was to qualify for all 4 grand slams :tape: she is about as far away from that now as ever. And if she wants to play the Aussie Open quallies again, she will need a wildcard :o Unless of course the in form Sacha cleans up here this week and in Port Pirie next week

What was the Qualifying Cut for the Australian Open this year...if its anywhere close next year Sacha wont need a wildcard :p

Sacha, here's some motivation for you :bounce::bounce:
http://www.stanford.edu/group/ccr/blog/abercrombie.jpg

OZTENNIS
Oct 14th, 2008, 05:16 AM
^^^^
I think it was around 300. I doubt it will be that low again, though we can hope

Golovinjured.
Oct 14th, 2008, 07:09 AM
Nice to see Rogowska got a promotion in your sig Zack :inlove:


Any results?

OZTENNIS
Oct 14th, 2008, 07:18 AM
Yes :bounce:
Hence the avie too :yeah:

No, no results yet :mad:

jamatthews
Oct 14th, 2008, 11:01 AM
From Naomi's Official Site:

Sema def Broady 7-6 6-2

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 14th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Naomi :( :fiery: :sad:

OZTENNIS
Oct 14th, 2008, 11:45 AM
Thanks for posting the result. Good to know that there was actually play seeing as both TA and the ITF couldn't be fluffed updating the OOP or the draws :o

OZTENNIS
Oct 14th, 2008, 11:47 AM
Judging by Isabella's facebook status, she is not happy

:scared:

TS
Oct 14th, 2008, 12:19 PM
^ Nor should she be. She got flogged.

Shannon Golds d Hanna Skak Jensen 64 62
Remi Tezuka d Shaozuo Liu 57 61 61
5-I-Hsuan Hwang d WC-Anna Wishink 76(2) 62
Marija Mirkovic d Miki Miyamura 62 64 :)
4-Yurika Sema d Naomi Broady 76(3) 61
Michaela Johansson d WC-Isabella Holland 61 61 :tape:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 14th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Shannon :)

Anna :( :sad:
Isabella :o

martin white
Oct 14th, 2008, 12:29 PM
yurika!:):yeah:
remi:)
miki:o

OZTENNIS
Oct 14th, 2008, 12:46 PM
^ Nor should she be. She got flogged.

Shannon Golds d Hanna Skak Jensen 64 62
Remi Tezuka d Shaozuo Liu 57 61 61
5-I-Hsuan Hwang d WC-Anna Wishink 76(2) 62
Marija Mirkovic d Miki Miyamura 62 64 :)
4-Yurika Sema d Naomi Broady 76(3) 61
Michaela Johansson d WC-Isabella Holland 61 61 :tape:
Disappointing loss for Isabella there :sad:
Oh well, she played her doubles match, so hopefully she is not injured and this was just a really bad day at the office. She has been playing at a pretty high level since Wimbledon, so there are bound to be some down points. Hope that this doesn't cost her an AO MD WC and she can get a better result next week in Port Pirie.

Great win for Marija, she just keeps rolling along! Miyamura is a top 500 player and has beaten some decent players this year, so coudos to Marija :D
Well done also to Shannon :yeah:

Monica_Rules
Oct 14th, 2008, 02:22 PM
Naomi :o collapsing after the first set again :rolleyes:

-sugi-
Oct 14th, 2008, 02:31 PM
Well done Remi :yeah:. Nice scores in the lst two sets.

Also a good win for Yurika, she is keeping up the good form.
Michaela :yeah:

Miki Miyamura and Naomi. :sad: Miki's results seem to have gone backwards. :(

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 14th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Michaela Johansson :)

Europe rocks
Oct 14th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Naomi :mad:
GL Mel and Jocelyn

Kai
Oct 14th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Oh Lizaan :o :o

tobi
Oct 14th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Doubles Main Draw

(1)Grandin/Stephenson (RSA/USA) v Du Plessis/Giraud (RSA/MRI) 61 61
Hisamatsu/Wishink (JPN/AUS) d. Lee/Thomas (NZL/GBR) 76(3) 36 11-9

(3)Hwang/Liu (TPE/CHN) v Hewson/Moriarty (AUS) 62 16 10-8
Dominikovic/Li (AUS/CHN) v (wc)Holland/Peers (AUS) 62 63

Prousis/Webley-Smith (USA/GBR) v (wc)Hubacek/Pejkovic (AUS) 61 64
(4)Miyamura/Sema (JPN) v (wc)Mirkovic/Scivetti (AUS) 64 75

Broady/Rae (GBR) d. Johansson/Jones (SWE/NZL) 64 46 10-2
(2)Tezuka/Zhang (JPN/HKG) v Golds/Starr (AUS) 63 62

slavicpower
Oct 14th, 2008, 11:48 PM
Marija :D :woohoo:

DutchieGirl
Oct 15th, 2008, 12:10 AM
:sad: Anna W
:o Izzy

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 15th, 2008, 12:43 AM
(1)Grandin/Stephenson (RSA/USA) please take the doubles title :cool::bounce:

kittyking
Oct 15th, 2008, 05:12 AM
Omg Isabella, thats just plain hilarious babe!

Less time on Msn, Facebook more time training please :angel:

OZTENNIS
Oct 15th, 2008, 08:33 AM
^^^
Not as hilarous as what I have in store for you :devil:

SINGLES ROUND 1 COMPLETED:
Melanie SOUTH (GBR) (1) defeated Daniella DOMINIKOVIC (AUS) (WC) 6-4 6-1
Shannon GOLDS (AUS) defeated Hanne Skak JENSEN (DEN) 6-4 6-2

Remi TEZUKA (JPN) defeated Shaozhuo LIU (CHN) 5-7 6-1 6-1
Shiho HISAMATSU (JPN) (8) defeated Alenka HUBACEK (AUS) (WC) 7-5 1-6 6-4

Marinne GIRAUD (MRI) (3) defeated Jocelyn RAE (GBR) (Q) 6-2 6-1
Nicole RINER (SUI) defeated Saori KARIKOMI (JPN) (Q) 7-6(1) 6-3

Ling ZHANG (HKG) defeated Brittany SHEED (AUS) (Q) 6-0 6-2
I-Hsuan HWANG (TPE) (5) defeated Anna WISHINK (AUS) (WC) 7-6(2) 6-2

Natalie GRANDIN (RSA) (6) defeated Emelyn STARR (AUS) (Q) 6-1 6-4
Marija MIRKOVIC (AUS) defeated Miki MIYAMURA (JPN) 6-2 6-4

Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS) (Q) defeated Deeon MLADIN (AUS) (Q) 6-1 6-2
Yurika SEMA (JPN) (4) defeated Naomi BROADY (GBR) 7-6(3) 6-1

Alexis PROUSIS (USA) (7) defeated Magali DE LATTRE (POR) (Q) 7-5 2-6 6-1
Michaela JOHANSSON (SWE) defeated Isabella HOLLAND (AUS) (WC) 6-1 6-1

Robin STEPHENSON (USA) defeated Ting LI (CHN) (Q) 7-5 6-3
Sally 'MEDIOCRE' PEERS (AUS) (Q) defeated Sacha 'BIG HOPE OF NEW ZELAND' JONES (NZL) (2) 3-6 6-4 6-2

OZTENNIS
Oct 15th, 2008, 08:38 AM
CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK TO:
- Shannon GOLDS (AUS) :) ;)
- Marija MIRKOVIC (AUS) :) ;)
- Sally PEERS (AUS) (Q) :devil: :devil: :devil: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
- Olivia ROGOWSKA (AUS) (Q) :cool: :angel:

COMMISERATIONS TO:
- Emelyn STARR (AUS)
- Alenka HUBACEK (AUS) (WC) (so close) :bigcry:
- Anna WISHINK (AUS) (WC) :sad: :
- Isabella HOLLAND (AUS) (WC) :help:
- Brittany SHEED (AUS) (Q) :o (that was as bad as Isabella)


Sacha Jones :haha: once portrayed as the invincible Kiwi that no Aussie junior could come close to :tape: Now she is losing to 'mediocre' players left right and centre :haha: :tape:
God help Sacha Jones if she had to play one of our 'better' juniors
Olivia Rogowska and Sally Peers >>>>>>>>>> Sacha Jones
Australia >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> New Zealand

OZTENNIS
Oct 15th, 2008, 08:42 AM
DOUBLES QUARTER FINALS COMPLETED:
Natalie GRANDIN (RSA)/Robin STEPHENSON (USA) (1) defeated Shiho HISAMATSU (JPN)/Anna WISHINK (AUS) 6-2 6-2
Daniella DOMINIKOVIC (AUS)/Ting LI (CHN) defeated I-Hsuan HWANG (TPE)/Shaozhuo LIU (CHN) (3) 7-6(5) 6-2

Miki MIYAMURA (JPN)/Yurika SEMA (JPN) (4) defeated Alexis PROUSIS (USA)/Emily WEBLEY SMITH (GBR) 2-6 6-1 10-3
Remi TEZUKA (JPN)/Ling ZHANG (HKG) defeated Naomi BROADY (GBR)/Jocelyn RAE (GBR) W/O

jamatthews
Oct 15th, 2008, 08:45 AM
Oh dear Melanie...that's 5 more games than you dropped last time. :angel:

Boreas
Oct 15th, 2008, 08:49 AM
Holland:spit: To think she was my DB pick
Johansson was losing to anyone recently:lol:

Grandin:D

OZTENNIS
Oct 15th, 2008, 08:54 AM
Oh dear Melanie...that's 5 more games than you dropped last time. :angel:
Agreed.
She should be double bagelling Dominikovic junior
Holland:spit: To think she was my DB pick
Johansson was losing to anyone recently:lol:

Grandin:D
:o
Agreed once more. Think Isabella must have had a super off day, and Johansson must have played well. Though her form hasn't been best of late :lol:

Golovinjured.
Oct 15th, 2008, 09:04 AM
Olivia :woohoo: :yeah:

She looks to be in some great form, and now a crack at the #4 seed. She's played a lot of matches lately (6 in Traralgon, 3 here in Mount Gambier) which is something she's probably not usually used to, but hopefully she's not too tired. Most of her wins have been pretty straight forward so I'd be surprised if it was to take that big a toll on her, but we'll have to wait and see.

It's a shame she had such bad draws in Rockhampton and Kawana though :o It really could have been a big boost to her WC chances at the AO next year, but I guess bad draws are a part of tennis. Still, so happy with how well Liv has been doing the last fortnight or so. :)

Marija and Sally :woohoo: Shannon :)

Alenka, Isabella :hug:

The rest don't deserve hugs :o Except Anna W :halfhug: (Issy only gets one cause it's Issy)


Dominikovic/Li for the doubles title!

OZTENNIS
Oct 15th, 2008, 09:16 AM
^^^^
She had a decent draw in Rockhampton and could have made the quarter finals there, because Robin Stephenson lost her next match there to Emelyn Starr, lost to Sally Peers in Kawana, Starr again in Traralgon and plays Peers tomorrow

TS
Oct 15th, 2008, 11:58 AM
Olivia :yeah: Expected but we'll take all the points we can get

Sally :) Top 500 now yes?

Alenka :( Emelyn :(

-sugi-
Oct 15th, 2008, 12:08 PM
Sally and I-Hsuan :yeah:

Sacha :sad:

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 15th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Mel, Alexis, Nat and Robin :yeah:

Andiyan
Oct 15th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Michaela JOHANSSON (SWE) defeated Isabella HOLLAND (AUS) (WC) 6-1 6-1

:spit:

Dorien.
Oct 15th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Mel :)

Cat's Pajamas
Oct 15th, 2008, 05:11 PM
Sacha what the hell is a matter with you? :o

wales1994
Oct 15th, 2008, 06:57 PM
Mel South need to win this touny ;)

Joe.
Oct 15th, 2008, 07:32 PM
Well Done Mel :)

What happened to Jocelyn? :(

Europe rocks
Oct 15th, 2008, 07:44 PM
Nice Mel :)
Jocelyn :sad:

WIMBY
Oct 15th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Well done Melanie :bounce:

Jos :sad:

DutchieGirl
Oct 15th, 2008, 11:38 PM
:yeah: Nat...too bad I was gonna pick you as RU and then went with Izzy :tape:

kittyking
Oct 16th, 2008, 05:09 AM
Sacha what the hell is a matter with you? :o

Hey, at least shes got some similarities with Marina :p

(they are both in a run of losing to mediocres)

kittyking
Oct 16th, 2008, 05:11 AM
OMFG, just saw my User CP and...

Guys can you please QUIT giving me good reps every time that Sacha loses in the first round :tape:

TS
Oct 16th, 2008, 07:50 AM
Round 2

Melanie SOUTH (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=35013677) (GBR) (1) defeated Shannon GOLDS (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=100025423) (AUS) 6-4 2-6 6-1
Shiho HISAMATSU (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=35006919) (JPN) (8) defeated Remi TEZUKA (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=35008152) (JPN) 4-6 6-1 6-3
Nicole RINER (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=100073015) (SUI) defeated Marinne GIRAUD (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=100011742) (MRI) (3) 3-6 6-4 6-4
I-Hsuan HWANG (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=100021214) (TPE) (5) defeated Ling ZHANG (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=100038440) (HKG) 1-6 7-5 7-5
Natalie GRANDIN (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=20010622) (RSA) (6) defeated Marija MIRKOVIC (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=100041159) (AUS) 6-0 6-0 :help: :o
Yurika SEMA (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=100012843) (JPN) (4) defeated Olivia ROGOWSKA (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=100089764) (AUS) 7-5 6-2 :(
Michaela JOHANSSON (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=100015369) (SWE) defeated Alexis PROUSIS (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=35014153) (USA) (7) 6-1 7-6(2)
Sally PEERS (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=100077725) (AUS) defeated Robin STEPHENSON (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=35012213) (USA) 6-4 3-6 6-4 :)


Marija :rolleyes: She beat Grandin at AO qualies in 2007, so who would've thought she would cop a double bagel?? Pathetic.

Good effort from Shannon to take a set off a top 150 player. Her best effort in quite a while.

Sally just keeps rolling on :)

*Jean*
Oct 16th, 2008, 07:55 AM
Alexis :sad:

-sugi-
Oct 16th, 2008, 07:57 AM
Yurika and Shiho :cool:

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 16th, 2008, 07:58 AM
Michaela :yeah:

http://www.svd.se/multimedia/archive/00106/16459363_106387a.jpg

Boreas
Oct 16th, 2008, 08:00 AM
Natalie:hearts: Win the title
Johansson:spit::eek:
Giraud:o

OZTENNIS
Oct 16th, 2008, 08:04 AM
Sally :eek: :yeah: :woohoo: :cool: :angel:
Another solid win :yeah:
Into the top 500 :bounce: now get into the top 450 by beating Johansson again ;)

Marija :help: That is a pathetic loss!
Olivia and Shannon :sad: :hug: both good efforts

Golovinjured.
Oct 16th, 2008, 09:27 AM
Sally the lone Aussie in the quarterfinals :sobbing: Great work again, and a good shot at reaching the semis and breaking into the top 450. :) She's definately not hurting her WC chances for the Australian Open.

Bad luck for Olivia, not the best R2 opponent but she shouldn't be discouraged. Atleast she kept it relatively close, and Sema has been in good form, reaching the SF in Traralgon where she took South to 3 sets, aswell as beating the likes of Olaru during the year.

Chin up Liv, and best of luck in Port Pirie :hug: :yeah:

Marija, just awful :help: Atleast Shannon put up a fight :hug:

iPatty
Oct 16th, 2008, 10:27 AM
Nicole :)

tobi
Oct 16th, 2008, 10:45 AM
SF

(1)Grandin/Stephenson (RSA/USA) d. Dominikovic/Li (AUS/CHN) 60 64
(4)Miyamura/Sema (JPN) d. (2)Tezuka/Zhang (JPN/HKG) 63 62

Petkorazzi
Oct 16th, 2008, 11:00 AM
Marinne :hysteric:

andrewC
Oct 16th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Marinne, Ling and Li :tears:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 16th, 2008, 12:02 PM
Shannon :sad:

wales1994
Oct 16th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Mel :D

Dorien.
Oct 16th, 2008, 06:06 PM
Mel :)

Europe rocks
Oct 16th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Mel :) Bit tougher than we would have liked though!

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 16th, 2008, 08:25 PM
SF

(1)Grandin/Stephenson (RSA/USA) d. Dominikovic/Li (AUS/CHN) 60 64
(4)Miyamura/Sema (JPN) d. (2)Tezuka/Zhang (JPN/HKG) 63 62

Win the title Grandin/Stephenson ! ;):bounce:

DutchieGirl
Oct 16th, 2008, 11:36 PM
:eek: Nat! :lol: Well done - certainly not expected.

WIMBY
Oct 16th, 2008, 11:45 PM
Melanie :yeah::woohoo:

Natalie :)

OZTENNIS
Oct 17th, 2008, 06:14 AM
Singles Semi Finals

Melanie SOUTH (GBR) (1) defeated Shiho HISAMATSU (JPN) (8) 6-3 7-5
I-Hsuan HWANG (TPE) (5) defeated Nicole RINER (SUI) 6-1 6-3

Natalie GRANDIN (RSA) (6) defeated Yurika SEMA (JPN) (4) 7-5 6-2
Sally PEERS (AUS) (Q) defeated Michaela JOHANSSON (SWE) 6-4 6-1


Sally :eek: :yeah: :woohoo: :bolt:
What an impressive senior circuit she is having :banana:

But now for Grandin in the semi finals :scared: :armed:
GOOD LUCK :wavey:

JAMESYBABY!
Oct 17th, 2008, 06:48 AM
Melanie SOUTH (GBR) (1) defeated Shiho HISAMATSU (JPN) (8) 6-3 7-5

mel,,,win the title :D

kittyking
Oct 17th, 2008, 06:54 AM
Impressive Sally :eek:

TS
Oct 17th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Sally through to her first senior SF :yeah: She is the quiet achiever that is slowly usurping the other juniors with a far bigger profile. Good luck in the semis!

OZTENNIS
Oct 17th, 2008, 08:25 AM
^^^^
Interesting...Who would you say have a bigger profile than Sally? Definitely Moore and Holland, maybe also Rogowska (after beating Jelena Dokic and Sophie Ferguson en route to the 2007 Australian Open Playoff final). I'd say Peers has a bigger profile than Bai, probably also Mirkovic and Hubacek, and definitely Sheed. Oh and Calderwood has a bigger profile than all bar Moore and Holland (but her tennis doesn't justify that).

Top 430 now :woohoo:

-sugi-
Oct 17th, 2008, 08:34 AM
Yurika and Shiho :( :sad:

I-Hsuan and Sally :yeah:

tobi
Oct 17th, 2008, 08:54 AM
Final

(1)Grandin/Stephenson (RSA/USA) d. (4)Miyamura/Sema (JPN) 64 62

-sugi-
Oct 17th, 2008, 08:58 AM
Miki/Yurika :sad:

martin white
Oct 17th, 2008, 12:13 PM
shiho:sad:still better tournie than she has had recently
yurika:o:(
good luck next week,i may be there for a few days...:)

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 17th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Final

(1)Grandin/Stephenson (RSA/USA) d. (4)Miyamura/Sema (JPN) 64 62

:woohoo:

Monica_Rules
Oct 17th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Keep going Mel

Joe.
Oct 17th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Well Done Mel :bounce:

Great Win Sally:eek:

I hope there will be a Melanie v Sally Final :)

wales1994
Oct 17th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Mel u need to take this :D

Golovinjured.
Oct 17th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Sally :woohoo:

WIMBY
Oct 17th, 2008, 04:54 PM
Mel u need to take this :D

Nice article from the local newspaper shows how focussed she is. Good luck Melanie. :)

Australian Open the target for Melanie

Top speed Melanie South won through to the semi-finals of the Mount Gambier Blue Lake Women’s International Tennis tournament today with a 6-3, 7-5 victory against Shiho Hisamatsu.

The powerful Englishwoman (pictured left in an earlier game) was too strong for her Japanese opponent in warm conditions.

South was given a scare in the second set though, when Hisamatsu broke serve to level the games at five apiece.
Down 15-40 in the next game South dug deep and clawed back to hold serve, then won the match with a decisive break.
Ranked 128 in the world, South told The Border Watch her objective is to win the tournament and keep winning on the satellite circuit to crack the main qualifying draw at the Australian Open.

“There’s a lot at stake for me,” she said.
“I’m aiming to get my ranking down to 110.”
South said conditions were warmer than she had experienced on previous visits to Mount Gambier, and she always felt confident against Hisamatsu.

“I knew if I stayed aggressive I’d take control,” she said.

South had a much stronger serve than Hisamatsu and aced her opponent several times. She also dominated rallies from the back of the court with her explosive forehand.
Hisamatsu worried the Englishwoman when she chipped it around and forced South to stretch for the ball with clever drop shots and lobs.
South was equal to the challenge and covered plenty of ground at speed to maintain control.

Dodoboy.
Oct 17th, 2008, 06:49 PM
Good luck Mel!

We are all routing for you here!

Europe rocks
Oct 17th, 2008, 08:00 PM
Well done Mel, keep it up :)

OZTENNIS
Oct 18th, 2008, 05:47 AM
South and Grandin to contest tennis final

Posted on October 18, 2008, 3:03pm

The stage is set for a fascinating final of the Mount Gambier Blue Lake International Women’s Tennis Tournament between powerful English player Melanie South and skilful South African Natalie Grandin.
Both women won their semi-finals convincingly in straight sets.
South knocked out I-Husan Hwang from Taiwan 6-4, 6-0 while Grandin was too classy for promising young Australian Sally Peers 6-1, 6-1.
Grandin, 27, has beaten South, 22, in their two previous encounters, but is expecting a tougher contest this time.
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“I have hardly played singles this year,” she said.
“I took the first three months of the year off with a knee injury and then played a lot of doubles.
“My goal is to qualify for the Australian Open.”
Grandin was impressive in tricky conditions before a small crowd in the semi final.
The talented left hander simply hit too many winners for the erratic Peers, who never came to terms with the blustery wind and served six double faults.
Grandin worked the ball around the court, slicing it heavily to reduce Peers’ hitting power. She deftly dropped the ball over the net for winners several times from the back of the court.
Peers lost her first two service games and never seriously challenged. It was a great tournament though for the unseeded qualifier and she will take much confidence into the next event at Port Pirie.
For Grandin, success in Mount Gambier will bolster her credentials as a singles player.
She was pleased with her form in the semi-final, which was played in warm and windy weather.
“It was very tough out there,” Grandin said.
“I thought I played smart in the conditions.”
Melanie South had no trouble disposing of Hwang in the first semi-final, although both players made many unforced errors in the first set.
Hwang opened with a double fault and lost her first service game. She broke back immediately in the next game, then games went with serve to 3-3.
Both players struggled with their ball toss and serve. There were three more breaks when games were at 5-4 in South’s favor.
With the set up for grabs the Englishwoman finally took control, hitting two clear winners and serving two successive aces to close out the game.
South dominated the second set. She reduced her error rate, improved her serve, forced more errors from Hwang and hit more winners.
She broke Hwang’s serve twice in the first three games. With the score at 3-0 the Taiwanese woman took a medical break and returned with a shoulder strap.
South was unflustered by the interruption and closed out the match in convincing fashion. She hit several cross-court double-handed backhand winners that left Hwang standing flat footed.
South served three aces for the match and four double faults. She will be hoping for calmer conditions tomorrow in the final.
Follow the tournament final live on http://twitter.com/borderwatch (http://twitter.com/borderwatch) from 1pm central summer time (3.30 GMT).

OZTENNIS
Oct 18th, 2008, 05:47 AM
Sally :sad: :hug:
Congrats on a great week though :yeah:

Boreas
Oct 18th, 2008, 06:45 AM
Natalie:D She`s gonna win both titles:angel:

WIMBY
Oct 18th, 2008, 08:07 AM
Melanie :)
Natalie :)

Great final contested by two good friends, good luck :):)

JAMESYBABY!
Oct 18th, 2008, 08:09 AM
can u watch the final live???

go mel ,, kick grandins ass :D:D:cool:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 18th, 2008, 08:30 AM
Mel :)

Sally :( ouch at score :o

-sugi-
Oct 18th, 2008, 08:39 AM
I-Hsuan and Sally :( :sad:

IMPOSSIBLE
Oct 18th, 2008, 09:20 AM
Go Melanie

DutchieGirl
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:15 PM
can u watch the final live???



:spit: :haha: Yeah, sure - we don't even have live scores. :p (So I won't hold my breath that the link will work).

Oh and GO NAT! :p I want your Dad to try to help me with my sudoku again (at the Ao next year) and give me the wrong numbers. :o :lol:

TS
Oct 18th, 2008, 12:25 PM
Sally :(

Good luck Mel in the final

wales1994
Oct 18th, 2008, 03:06 PM
GL Mel in final :D

brunof
Oct 18th, 2008, 04:43 PM
:spit: :haha: Yeah, sure - we don't even have live scores. :p (So I won't hold my breath that the link will work).

Oh and GO NAT! :p I want your Dad to try to help me with my sudoku again (at the Ao next year) and give me the wrong numbers. :o :lol:
Was he a nice fellow? I really hope Nat wins this title...she doesn't deserve to be sub 300... :(

DutchieGirl
Oct 18th, 2008, 10:38 PM
Was he a nice fellow? I really hope Nat wins this title...she doesn't deserve to be sub 300... :(
Yeah, both her parents were in Hobart last year (where I saw them). They were both really nice. I really hope she can win here and do well next week. Thjat'll give her a good chance to make Ao quallies. :D

Ben.
Oct 18th, 2008, 10:49 PM
Good luck to her :D
If Nat wins at least Peers would of lost to the eventual champion.

WIMBY
Oct 18th, 2008, 11:39 PM
The local newspaper The Border Watch is aiming to relay scores via 'Twitter' and may post some video on UTube. Has anyone signed up to Twitter?

Good luck :)

19 Oct 08

Live reporting from the tennis
I’m going to try something new today … live online reporting of the women’s international tennis final between Melanie South (Eng) and Natalie Grandin (RSA).

I’ll be posting scores to Twitter from 3.30GMT.

After mentioning the possibility yesterday, a couple of British tennis websites linked to the Twitter address. Although the match will be played in the wee hours their time, there might be some keen fans following it.

I have this fear that my phone battery will die half way through, so I’m taking the mini laptop as well. Between the two of them I should make it to the end unless it’s a long three sets.

I’m also going to try taking photos and some video.

Alicia Rocks
Oct 19th, 2008, 02:50 AM
It's working ;) 1-0 for Grandin

juki
Oct 19th, 2008, 04:31 AM
Grandin won 7-6, 6-4

Mel :sad:

brunof
Oct 19th, 2008, 06:36 AM
Well done Natalie! :D I hope this gives her the confidence to continue on this road...she is too talented not to be ranked much, much higher...Does anyone know what her fitness levels right now? I am curious to know...Can't wait for those reports. Best of luck to Melanie as she goes into 2009...but FINALLY another title for Natalie Grandin, the crafty Queen! :D

WIMBY
Oct 19th, 2008, 06:36 AM
So close Mel, stil a good week and good lulck in Port Pirie :hug:

Congrats to Nat :)

Nice video on UTube

DutchieGirl
Oct 19th, 2008, 06:45 AM
:woohoo: Nat!

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 19th, 2008, 06:54 AM
not again Mel :o :o

Joe.
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:20 AM
What happened Mel??? :(

I cant believe you lost

Ben.
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:30 AM
WD Nat :yeah: she deserves it :)

DutchieGirl
Oct 19th, 2008, 07:31 AM
What happened Mel??? :(

I cant believe you lost
What happened? She lost. :p (yes joking with that reply).

Maybe Nat was just better on the day? That is possible. :p

Boreas
Oct 19th, 2008, 08:00 AM
Natalie:worship: She should climb back to top 200, since she has no points to defend until April/May;)

TS
Oct 19th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Congrats Nat :)

Comiserations to Mel. Should've won this, but just not good enough on the day I guess.

rated_next
Oct 19th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Natalie :yeah: :) :)
keep those moonballs coming

WIMBY
Oct 19th, 2008, 03:16 PM
Some pictures from the final are posted here:
http://gorey.com.au/photos/album/72157608162867278/tennis.html

Nice pics, thanks :worship:

tobi
Oct 19th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Congrats Natalie :yeah:

Firehorse 1967
Oct 22nd, 2008, 10:17 AM
A bit late to comment, but it was a good match to watch. I think Nat has a great future if she can strengthen her serve. Mel needs to play with more confidence. She let the ball bounce a few times when she should have volleyed, and she doesn't have much variation (ie drop shot or lob).

DutchieGirl
Oct 22nd, 2008, 10:45 PM
Nat a great future? She's hardly young. ;) But hopefully she'll get back into the top 200 at least. :D