Here the results of the first day of play http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_43410_original.PDF
USA and Rusia have really good teams, and Tomova is probably the player who improved the most this year, her victory against Vickery is quite impresive. She is defeating players (like Rohanova) who defeated her quite easily at the begining of the year, and Vickery made semifinals in a 10k a couple of weeks ago
Aug 3rd, 2009, 10:10 PM
ARG girls :woohoo:
What surface is this being played on?
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:26 AM
always clay in Prostejov ;)
Aug 4th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Yuliya Putintseva ;) :yeah: has to win all her matches here ;)
Top seed Russia whitewashed the African Champion South Africa and underlining their ambition to win the tough group A. Russia’s No.1 Yulia Putinseva and Viktoriya Kan only dropped 2 games respectively in their singles matches. The other seeded team of the group, 7th seed France, had to battle hard to win the opening tie against Australia, as both singles went to three sets. But the French girls Leolia Jeanjean and Lou Brouleau prevailed in the third set. Russia will have a tougher test against Australia tomorrow, while France will take on South Africa.
Carol Zhao (CAN) surprised third seed China’s no.2 player Jia-Lu Huang in the opening singles of the tie between Canada and third seed China by winning the match in straight sets. When Canada’s No.1 Francoise Abanda took the first set of her match against Yi-Hong Li (CHN) 63, it looked as if a major upset was about to take place on court 8. But then the young Abanda lost the momentum and Li fought back to win the next two sets 36 06. China then won the decisive doubles and kept the seeding order in the group intact. The girls’ of Czech Republic delighted the home crowd in the early hours of the afternoon by dominating the team of Brazil.
The two ties in the group C could not have been more contrasting. While 4th seed Ukraine made short work of the Chilean team with only dropping 12 games in 3 matches, the tie between the Netherlands and 6th seed Japan turned out to be the longest match of the day.
In the first singles, Elke Tiel (NED) turned around the match after losing the opening set 60 to Mami Adachi (JNP), clinching the first point for the Dutch team with 63 and 75 in the 2nd and 3rd set. In the match of the two top players, Miho Kowase (JPN) drew Japan level by defeating Indy De Vroome (NED) twice in the tiebreak.
In the decisive doubles, Tiel and De Vroome clinched the first set in the tiebreak and then came back from 24 down in the second set to create the upset of the day in the girls part of the draw by winning the third set 64.
The defending champions USA had to dig deep today to win their opening rubber against Bulgaria. Victoria Duval (USA) won in three sets against Cveta Dimitrova (BUL), before USA No.1 Sachia Vickery conceded a surprising defeat to Viktoriya Tomova (BUL). Victoria Duval and Brooke Austin ( both USA) then kept their calm and defeated the Bulgarian pair Dimitrova and Tomova.
Eighth seed Argentina recorded a 3-0 win over Korea without dropping a set.
Aug 4th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Putintseva is just too strong for all her competitors. A year ago Leolia could be a thread but right now i don't think any of this girls are a thread for her (even when some of them are really talented)
Aug 4th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Top seeds Russia wasted no time in securing victory against Australia as Viktoriya Kan beat Stefani Stojic 63 61, and Yulia Putintseva dropped just one game as she sailed past Kassandra Dunser. The Russians looked to be sailing to a straight set victory in the doubles, however the Australians fought back from one set down to secure victory in the third rubber and a final result of 1-2 against the top seeds. The other tie in Group A saw France take on South Africa. This was a similar story to the first tie, with France dominating from the outset to take the tie 3-0 and maintain their 100% record.
Third seeds China were forced to a deciding doubles today against Brazil. Beatriz Maia disposed of Jia-Lu Huang in straight sets to give Brazil a 1-0 lead over the third seeds. Yi-Hong Li eased her way to victory over Leciane Silva dropping just two games and forcing the deciding doubles. Zi-Yue Sun teamed up with Li where they sailed to a straight set victory over the Brazilians to secure victory in their second tie. Fifth seeds Czech Republic continued their winning streak today against Canada. An upset looked to be on the cards as Aneta Dvorakova went one set down to Canada’s Carol Zhao, however with the support of the home crowd Dvorakova clawed her way back to seal a 16 62 64 win. Petra Rohanova followed suit enjoying a convincing victory over Francoise Abanda, before Dvorakova and Gabriela Pantuckova teamed up for a win in the doubles. The Czech Republic will face third seeds China tomorrow in a tie that will decide the winners of Group B.
The Netherlands continued their winning run in Group C, confirming with a victory over Chile their ambition to tackle fourth seeds Ukraine for the top spot of the group. It was one-way traffic as the Netherlands brushed aside their opponents, dropping just five games in the three matches.
Japan’s Mami Adachi and Miho Kowase both enjoyed straight set victories over their opponents giving them an unassailable 2-0 lead in their tie against the Ukraine. Ukraine’s Diana Bogolii and Yuliya Lysa teamed up to take on Kowase and Ayaka Okuno in the doubles, where they sailed to a straight sets victory to make the final score 2-1 in Japan’s favour.
The USA made easy work of their second tie defeating Korea 3-0. Both Victoria Duval and Sachia Vickery enjoyed straight set victories over JiHee Choi and Su Jeong Jang respectively. Brooke Austin then joined the attack, pairing up with Duval to further underline USA’s dominance of their Korean opponents and win the match 76(2) 64. Eighth seeds Argentina suffered a heavy defeat today to unseeded Bulgaria. Bulgaria wasted little time in sealing victory in their second tie, easing their way through the three matches without dropping a set.
Aug 4th, 2009, 07:07 PM
Russia and Yulia :banana: :D
Aug 4th, 2009, 07:20 PM
Now France vs Russia :devil:
Go France :worship:
Aug 5th, 2009, 03:25 PM
RUS-FRA 2-0 :bounce: :D
Aug 5th, 2009, 03:26 PM
so 4 SF are
RUS, CZE, USA and JPN
Aug 5th, 2009, 04:21 PM
Lou & Leolia :sad:
Well done Russia :worship:
Aug 5th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Russia was the first team to secure their place in the semi-finals. Both Viktoriya Kan and Yulia Putintseva stormed their way to straight set victories in the two singles against Lou Brouleau and Leolia Jeanjean of France. France will now go into the play-off for 5th-8th place. The second tie of the group was between South Africa and Australia. Australia won the first singles in straight sets, before Madrie Le Roux (RSA) battled on in three sets to secure a much-needed win in the second singles. The doubles was also decided in three sets, with Australia finally coming out on top to secure third place in the group.
Czech Republic delighted the home crowd with a win over third seeds China. The home nation eased their way to a 3-0 win, with Aneta Dvorakova and Petra Rohanova easing their way to straight set victories in the singles. Czech Republic is now through to the semi-finals, along with the boys’ team, and they will now face top seeds Russia in the first semi-final. Canada will be constrained to play in the relegation playoff group between 13th and 16th place, as the Canadians lost their third tie in a row to Brazil. The Brazilians came through in the decisive doubles to secure third place in the group.
The first tie of the group saw the most toughly contested match of the day as the Netherlands took on Ukraine in a bid to secure their place in the semi-finals. In the first singles of the tie Elke Tiel (NED) and Anna Shkudun (UKR) battled for over 4 hours with an impressive level of play. Shkudun won the first set 64, but Tiel fought back to win the second 62. Shkudun lead by a break in the final set, however Tiel dug deep to break back and finally win the match 11 9 in the third. The second tie saw Indy De Vroome (NED) take on Ukraine’s Yuliya Lysa. Lysa took the first set in the tie-break before running away with the second set to level the tie and force the deciding doubles. Ukraine took the first set to keep their semi-final hopes alive, however Netherlands then fought back to force a deciding third set. The Ukraine was awarded an early break in the third, giving them an unassailable 4-1 lead over the Dutch, who were unable to break back and had to concede victory at 63 in the third. The Netherlands now find themselves in third place in the group, whilst the Ukraine take second and Japan first, and with it a place in the semi-finals. Japan are the second country, along with the Czech Republic, to have both the girls’ and boy’s team through to the semi-finals.
USA kept their hopes alive of reclaiming the title today as they brushed aside opponents Argentina for a place in the semi-finals. Victoria Duval and Sachia Vickery (USA) each won their singles, with Vickery dropping just one game. Brooke Austin then paired up with Vickery to take on Agustina Serio and Constanza Vega (ARG). Serio and Vega took the first set 64, before the Americans found form and eased their way through the next two sets 62 63. They will now face Japan in the semi-finals. Bulgaria beat Korea in the second tie of the group, securing victory after the two singles rubbers, with U14 European Champion Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) easing her way to victory in the second singles
Aug 6th, 2009, 05:51 PM
The girls of USA are one step closer to defending their title at the World Junior Tennis Finals by defeating 6th seed Japan. It was the first semi-final to be decided today even though it also went to the third set of the decisive doubles. Victoria Duval (USA) got the Americans in the lead with a three set victory over Mami Adachi (JPN). Miho Kowase (JPN) then drew Japan level by displaying all her talent against Sachia Vickery (USA) and defeating her in straight sets.
The decisive doubles went to a third set in which Brooke Austin and Victoria Duval had the better nerves. Much to the disappointment of the Japanese team, but to the joy of US captain Kathy Rinaldi. If USA win the final on Sunday, they could become the first country to win the event three times in a row.
In the finals they will face the host nation Czech Republic that won against top seeds Russia in a thrilling tie that was the last semi-final to finish in Prostejov today.
Aneta Dvorakova (CZE) battled down Viktriya Kan (RUS) in the opening singles, before Yulia Putintseva (RUS) dominated Petra Rohanova (CZE) only dropping 3 games in total. All four singles players also went on court for the doubles and it was the Russian pair that got off to the better start. They won the first set, but the Czech girls, aided by the support of the home crowd, then took control over the match and won the next two sets 61 and 62. It is the first time since their victory in 2003, when they had Nicole Vaidisova in their line-up, that the Czech girls reach the finals again.
Bulgaria defeated the Urkraine to set up a match against France for 5th place. China, who lost to France, will play against Ukraine for 7th place.
The Australian girls defeated Brazil and will now play against the Netherlands for 9th place. Brazil will play against Argentina for 11th spot.
In the matches that will have an importance for the regional allocation in 2010, Korea had to dig deep to defeat Chile, whilst Canada won against South Africa. Korea will play against Canada for 13th place. South Africa will try to get an extra spot for Africa in 2010 when taking on the Chilean girls on Saturday.
Aug 6th, 2009, 05:52 PM
well done Yulia ;) :) hardly dropped any games in her 4 matches
lost the doubles :sad: :(
Aug 6th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Viki :) :yeah: Good job in singles.
Aug 6th, 2009, 07:01 PM
It's pretty clear that Putintseva is superior to the rest, if Russian team had Khromacheva here, they would be unbeatable.
Great victory of Kowase against Vickery
Aug 7th, 2009, 09:35 PM
Viktoriya Tomova :yeah:
Aug 8th, 2009, 11:49 AM
The battle for 5th place in the girls’ was between Bulgaria and France. This was a closely fought contest, with Bulgaria finally coming through in the third set of the doubles for the win. Ukraine finished 7th after beating China in another deciding doubles, while ehe Dutch girls’ team claimed 9th place, beating Australia in the two singles. 11th place came down to a deciding doubles between Brazil and Argentina, with Argentina finally coming out on top to push Brazil into 12th position.
Tomorrow sees the final matches at the top and bottom of the scale. Spain will face Portugal in the boys’ final while the girls from Czech Republic will take on defending champions USA.
Aug 8th, 2009, 01:58 PM
serbia dont have a team or what?? :(
Aug 8th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Aug 8th, 2009, 03:35 PM
serbia dont have a team or what?? :(
they didnt qualify
Russia knocked them out in Q stages