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jirobkk
Jan 30th, 2003, 10:38 AM
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January 30, Thursday@Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)
Singles 2R Defeated Silvia Farina Elia(ITA) 6-7(4) 7-5 6-1

Q: This was your first time beating your opponent today, and what was different from the last time you played with her?
A: I think I remember my first time is French Open last year and I think SilviaÕs playing very well that match, and you know she can play very well, you know, changing the game on clay court. So today I just went out there and did my best and I started pretty well and she came back very strong. I just kept fighting and tried as hard as I could. ItÕs kind of, in the third I was playing very well and happy the way I played today.

Q: Of the four big titles, Grand Slam, you always seemed to do quite well at Wimbledon, do you like this fast court?
A: I think itÕs one of the surfaces that I like and feel comfortable here. ItÕs kind of the same court as I practice at home, so I think IÕm get used to the speed of this court.

Q: First question, you are also best eight like last year, do you think that playing in Asia gives you more momentum, itÕs easier for you here? And other question, Pardon Schrichapan is also doing very well. How about tennis now in your home country?
A: In Japan, and especially this tournament, you know, I feel very comfortable to be back here. And specially the surface, it suits on my game. My next match, IÕm not sure who is going to be, so I hope IÕm playing well and try hard and am tough on that match. For the tennis in Thailand right now, itÕs been very very good right now because after SchrichapanÕs doing very well and tennis is one of the most famous right now and hopefully our tennis keeps developments and provides good tennis players in the future.

Q: Your national tennis program?
A: Yes.

Q: We mentioned surface a little faster, what do you think your play style suits this fast surface?
A: I think probably my strokes, you know, my stroke is very flat and probably I get used to this speed too. So that was help and my game, you know my style is attacking. I think it suits me here.

Q: You were in 27 tournaments last year, how many tournaments do you plan to play this year? Would you like to have a shorter season?
A: I have been scheduled my tournaments probably around 25 to 28. If the result is not good, probably you know my body needs some rest. So depends on my condition, I may play less tournaments and rest for a while.

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Phoenix
Jan 30th, 2003, 10:52 AM
Nice interview TAMMY :D
Go Go TAMMY :bounce: :bounce:

Benny
Jan 30th, 2003, 10:57 AM
GO TAMMY GO:D:D

Shine On Silver Moon
Jan 30th, 2003, 11:06 AM
Go, Tammy...keep playing ur best...Choke dee Choke dee always!!! :cool: :wavey: :bounce: :kiss:

jirobkk
Jan 30th, 2003, 01:55 PM
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January 30, Thursday@Lindsay Davenport (USA)
Singles 2R@Defeated Iva Majoli (CRO) 6-4 6-4

Q: That was just a sort of work out you needed for your first match here, how you felt?
A: Yea, it was nice to get the first match out of the way. You know I think the first match here is always kind of difficult because the surface is something like we never play on anywhere else, so it's always tough to kind of find my rhythm in the beginning. I'm happy that it was a fairly routine match although she is a good player. But you know I served pretty well and just won a lot of rallies today.

Q: What percentage do you think your knee has recovered?
A: Oh, my knee is a hundred percent. I have not felt one bit of pain since the day of surgery, so my knee is fantastic. It's still just trying to get back to the level of tennis I was playing before the knee surgery.

Q: Serena just took all Grand Slam titles recently with the win in Australia, but you've got a chance for, not in a row, but Grand Slam if you win next in France. What do you think your chances might be?
A: I really don't know. I haven't played on clay for few years, because both times, the clay courts season has come up, my knee's been bad. So I'm not really sure, it's something that I haven't got a great chance yet because the last three French Open, I've been hurt. But excited to at least try out there this year and look forward to going back. But I'll remind you clay is not my best surface.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about what kind of surgery you had performed on your knee?
A: Oh, well, it's complicated. I had worn away all the cartridge above tippy bone. It's so complicated, procedure called micro-fracture. It was done to try and get cartridge to grow back. It's very rare, and then to help it heal I was on crutches for eight weeks. And it was just a slow process.

Q: Your next opponent is Tanasugarn, she's a heavy hitter, aggressive, talking about the court, how do you look forward to this? And when was the surgery?
A: Surgery was January 11th of last year. And I was able to compete again at the end of July. Tamarine is a great ground striker. She has a great one today. I'm gonna really try to attack her serve tomorrow, cause I think I can get the first hit on the rally then if I get aggressive on my returns, and not let her be inside the base line and hitting her very good ground strokes