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Dec 27th, 2002, 07:01 AM
Tamarine sets sights on top 15
By Wanchai Rujawongsanti
Bangkok Time

Thai tennis star Tamarine Tanasugarn aims to reach the world's top 15 and earn a place in the lucrative season-ending tournament next year.

Tamarine, ranked No 28 in the world, plans to play 27-29 of 59 WTA events starting in Australia next month.

She will skip tournaments in Asia late in the year for indoor tournaments in Europe because she feels more comfortable with the fast hardcourt surface.

``I feel more confident playing in indoor tournaments in Europe. The ball travels fast like on a grass court. I don't have to worry about rain or wind. I like it,'' she said.

Tamarine, who has been looking for her first Tour title, said she had been working hard on her serve and power with the aim to reach the world's top 15 which would earn her a place in the lucrative WTA Championships in Los Angeles.

Tamarine had a less-than-impressive year this year. She reached the women's singles final at the Busan Asian Games only to become the second best like four years ago.

The rise of compatriot Paradorn Srichaphan did not help her cause as she was totally overshadowed by Paradorn, whose world ranking moved from outside 100 to 16 in less than one year.

Rising Sun
Dec 27th, 2002, 07:10 AM
All the best to Tammy! :bounce:

Paradorn's rise in a way will do her some good, as there would no longer be much pressure on her from the Thai public. :)

Dec 27th, 2002, 07:57 AM
good luck tammy! :)

Dec 27th, 2002, 07:57 AM
I'm glad to hear she is working on her game, but 27-29 tournaments :eek:

I always felt that her serve and fitness level was what kept her from improving.

Dec 27th, 2002, 09:09 AM
27-29 tournaments:eek: :eek: :eek:

Dec 27th, 2002, 10:01 AM
Go Tammy, seems a lot of touneys to play, but we know you can do it:D:D


Dec 27th, 2002, 10:26 AM
it's not gonna be easy though........
there is a similarity among TOP 15 this yr,
they all possess Tier II titles,
i'll be looking forward to Tammy winning one....:) :) :)

Dec 27th, 2002, 10:35 AM
good luck tammyy!!! :)

Dec 27th, 2002, 10:50 AM
Oh! my little angel tamarine! :kiss:
You will have to work very hard! but you CAN do it. Geez.... i never saw tammy as a very motivated player....but she prooved me wrong.... lets see how she goes! :D

Thanks for the article!

Dec 27th, 2002, 12:11 PM
Go Tammy

Dec 27th, 2002, 12:12 PM
Tammy can do anything,for sure.
Good luck.

Dec 27th, 2002, 12:38 PM
Go Tammy! I'm a little disappointed that shes skipping the Asian tournaments, but i guess its for the best because the European tournies would suit her more. I was hoping she would finally win Tokyo. She definitely has the potential for top 15 if she can get a few decent results.

King Aaron
Dec 27th, 2002, 12:45 PM
All the best Tammy, but 27-29 tournies is too much.

King Lindsay
Dec 27th, 2002, 01:58 PM
i'm glad she's finally giving up the asian circuit. There are more poin ts up for grabs in Europe anyway. I don't know if she can ake the top 15, but if she can, it would be so great! Still., I'd settle for another fourth round at Wimbledon and another top 30 year.

Dec 27th, 2002, 02:10 PM
It's great that Tammy has a goal for 2003. Let's hope she's worked on her fitness and her serve, otherwise it could be a very tough slog for her.

Rising Sun
Dec 27th, 2002, 03:35 PM
27-29 tourneys is just the initial estimate. I'm sure it's gonna be slightly less. ;)

Dec 27th, 2002, 03:58 PM
Good luck Tammy!
All the best in 2003 :D

Dec 27th, 2002, 07:26 PM
Wish you all the best !!
GO Tammy!!