View Full Version : Els Callens reaches Tokyo main draw!! :)

Jan 28th, 2002, 08:33 PM
First she beat Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 6-4 1-6 7-6 (:D), then Yoon Jeong Cho (KOR) 6-3 6-2 and finally Akiko Morigami (JPN) 7-5 6-1!!! :)
Well done Elsje!!

She faces Ai Sugiyama in the 1st round.

In doubles Callens is playing with Roberta Vinci against Garbin/Grande. Els & Roby are seeded 4th.

Congrats on reaching the main draw (she fell out of the top-200 this week :mad: :mad: :mad: so she needs the points!!)


Good luck Els !!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 28th, 2002, 08:59 PM
Good luck, Els Callens ;)

Ai Sugiyama is tougher player and she come from Japan! All crowd will against Els :rolleyes: but that is normal! :p

Jan 28th, 2002, 09:05 PM
YAY! Good luck Els!:)

Jan 28th, 2002, 09:09 PM

Cool pic :)

The Crow
Jan 28th, 2002, 09:13 PM
It's great that she reaches main draw (especially beating Myskina), but I still think she should concentrate even more on doubles. Oh well, good luck Els!

Jan 28th, 2002, 09:20 PM
Well done Els! :) Good luck against Ai and in doubles with Roberta! :)

Jan 28th, 2002, 09:53 PM
Come on Els, defend Belgium in this draw, show us that you can go through Ai!!!!!:bounce:

Jan 29th, 2002, 12:45 AM
There's an error on the TV1 teletext I think..it said Els had beaten two japanese girls...and a chinese or so...they didn't mention Myskina :rolleyes:

Jan 29th, 2002, 02:26 AM
K, I noticed it too. And it really pisses me off. :mad:

So typical, doesn't it bother you people all these errors? It's obvious there's not one good tennis journalist in Belgium. We have two of the best tennis players in the world, and you would think they would make at least an effort. But unfortunately their interest in tennis hasn't changed at all. Maybe I'm exagerating, sure there's more tennis on television the last year and a half. But if you take the sports paper, it's just a shame I think. What was it last week in 'Het Nieuwsblad'? <i>Clijsters would be out for about a month, maybe she would be back to defend her title in Stanford</i>??? Come on, what the hell is that? There was another error in that same article, I can't remember at the moment.
Some time ago, Belgian teletext was talking about Davis Cup (when in fact they meant Fed Cup).:confused:

Jan 29th, 2002, 12:36 PM
It often bothers me to see those stupid errors. I consider myself as a big tennisfan, but I expect those people to be 'experts' well at least they should give the correct information.

How often did I see results on teletext who are reversed?? Then you are happy someone won..you check the dutch teletext and you see the other one won :eek: Then I have to check the german one to be sure..lol

No it often pisses me often certainly when it are such obvious mistakes..opponents, scores..that are facts. They should give them correctly.

at least the fans know better..:rolleyes:

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 29th, 2002, 05:59 PM
:rolleyes: @ Belgium errors things :p

Jan 29th, 2002, 09:12 PM
So true! I never trust their teletext scores, so I always check on NOS and BBC.

Don't laugh with us Alex! ;) It's a real torture sometimes!

Jan 30th, 2002, 02:27 PM
Els beat Ai! :) 1-6,6-2,6-4 Well done, Els!
I think she faces Monica now!
Good luck, Els!:D

The Crow
Jan 30th, 2002, 02:41 PM
Great win! :bounce:

Jan 30th, 2002, 04:02 PM
Seles in round two :(

well nice win, Els!!!!! back in the top 100 girl!

Jan 30th, 2002, 04:26 PM
What a great win for Els!! :D :D :D

Congrats on reaching the 2nd round!!!!! Good luck against Monica Seles!! :bounce:


Jan 30th, 2002, 04:50 PM
Btw, Els has won 84 points now!!! :eek: :D

This means she will be ranked round +/-160 next week.

IF (lol) she beats Monica she will be ranked round 120... ;)

Jan 30th, 2002, 05:55 PM
Come on Els, all Belgium is behind you!!!!!

Great for Antwerp!!!

Jan 30th, 2002, 09:39 PM
Great win Els! Good luck againt Monica! :bounce:

Jan 30th, 2002, 10:58 PM
C'mon Els! :D

She can really play excellent tennis. I remember that she won both her matches in Fed Cup '96 against Spain (Arantxa and Magi) and she also beat Halard-Decugis in Fed Cup 2000.

Jan 30th, 2002, 11:31 PM
I'm going with Joris on this one, I reallly think she should fully concentrate on doubles. She could become one of the very best there. And she should try to find a regular partner. I thought she played with Chanda, how come she doesn't here? It's a real shame Domi retiered, they were a great team.
Anyway, great win over Ai, you've got nothing to lose against Monica, Els!! Go for it girl!:bounce:

Jan 31st, 2002, 01:22 AM
Isn't Chanda injured at them moment?

The Crow
Jan 31st, 2002, 04:19 PM
As expected she lost in singles, but she in semi's in doubles! Go Els!!!!

Jan 31st, 2002, 05:04 PM
Go Els/Vinci!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 31st, 2002, 06:36 PM
Els did more than we all expected in singles, Congrats Elsje! :)

It would be great if she could win the doubles now with Vinci!

Jan 31st, 2002, 11:45 PM
Yes Chanda is injured so Els had to find a new partner for the time being. I'm glad she found Roby, they make a good team!

Go Els/Roby! :bounce:

Feb 1st, 2002, 12:41 AM
It would be great if Els and Roby kept playing together till Chanda is back. But from what I read from Ed, Roby had already agreed to play with Els in Tokio some time ago. Tokio wasn't on Testud's schedule, she was a late entry and had to look for another partner. So I think they'll only play together for this one tournament.

Feb 1st, 2002, 11:36 PM
Well done Els, one step closer to the top-100 were you belong :)

She can play great tennis, I hope she will continue like this :)
6-3 6-3 against Monica is not bad at all

Good luck in doubles :)

Feb 2nd, 2002, 12:27 AM
Good luck against Schett/Farina Elia!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Feb 2nd, 2002, 01:23 PM
Callens/Vinci winnen met 6-1 6-4 tegen Schett/Farina.

Feb 2nd, 2002, 02:14 PM

What a great result!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Feb 2nd, 2002, 02:22 PM
well done Els & Roby ;)

good on ya girls and take the title :)

Feb 2nd, 2002, 08:27 PM
Congrats Elsje and Roby! :bounce:

One more win and the trophy is yours!

Feb 2nd, 2002, 11:51 PM
Yay Els and Roby! :D

Take home the trophy!

Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:09 PM
they lost 6-1 6-1 in the finals against Raymond/Stubbs :sad:

but nice tournament Els :D

Feb 3rd, 2002, 05:38 PM
Ouch! 6-1 6-1 :sad:

Great tournament though!!! Well done Els!! Now win Antwerp in doubles (and lose the singles final to Justine;))

Am I asking too much? ;)

Mateo Mathieu
Feb 3rd, 2002, 05:42 PM
Now win Antwerp in Doubles (and lost the Singles Final to Justine)
Nah... Els will win the Final at Singles! :p LOL!

Mateo Mathieu
Feb 3rd, 2002, 06:11 PM

Feb 3rd, 2002, 06:19 PM
LOL, yeah Els has a good chance to WIN A'werp ;)

Thx for the banana picture :)

Feb 3rd, 2002, 10:13 PM
Tough loss in the final, but still an excellent tournament for Els.

Congrats and I hope this is the start of a successful season! :bounce: