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Fieke
Aug 6th, 2003, 04:57 PM
I guess the $10k challenger in Rebecq will not draw huge crowds from this forum, but hopefully we might be able to meet up in Koksijde. I for one, would really like to go, because I spent my last 3 holidays in Koksijde and I'm fascinated by those tennis courts almost in the middle of the shopping street :)

Week of 11 August 2003: KOKSIJDE

ACCEPTANCE LIST MAIN DRAW

1 MAES Caroline 9.11.1982 BEL 231
2 NAVRATILOVA Gabriela 2.6.1976 CZE 264 MDO
3 HEITZ Anne-Laure 15.3.1982 FRA 303
4 STEPHENS Shelley 29.7.1978 NZL 323
5 GERARDS Michelle 8.7.1984 NED 396
6 BASU Caroline Ann 21.7.1983 GER 415 MDO
7 SINGLA Amandine 18.6.1982 FRA 420
8 BUTKIEWICZ Leslie 26.5.1982 BEL 429
9 CLIJSTERS Elke 18.1.1985 BEL 448 MDO
10 VAN HYFTE Evelyne 19.3.1984 BEL 460
11 UHLIROVA Vladimira 4.5.1978 CZE 462 MDO
12 VAN ELDEN Kristen 18.9.1981 AUS 470 MDO
13 FEYS Debbrich 20.12.1984 BEL 480
14 GALLIFA PUIGDESENS Mariona 28.1.1982 ESP 499
15 KILSDONK Kim 31.3.1979 NED 500
16 FONT Anna 16.1.1980 ESP 505
17 MICHALKOVA Michaela 29.10.1985 SVK 513
18 SNAJDROVA Lenka 15.12.1983 CZE 533
19 KIX Daniela 11.11.1984 AUT 540


ACCEPTANCE LIST QUALIFYING DRAW

1 BABOS Zsuzsana 23.2.1985 HUN 546
2 MONTERO Sylvia 30.6.1985 FRA 550
W.C. FLIPKENS Kirsten 10.1.1986 BEL 560 W.C.
3 ROCCHI Laura 10.11.1985 FRA 589
4 POUS TIO Laura 1.10.1984 ESP 592
5 DELOBELLE Servane 1.8.1984 FRA 660
6 KOPRIVICA Milica 4.3.1983 YUG 661
7 CERNA Zuzana 10.2.1983 CZE 721
8 MAHLER Marnie 17.9.1985 GER 754
9 MASARYKOVA Andrea 6.1.1980 SVK 764
10 HRDINOVA Eva 15.6.1984 CZE 767
11 KRIZ Nicole 13.12.1983 AUS 785
12 HUSARU Laura-Ramona 2.11.1984 ROM 804
13 GREAU Stephanie 11.9.1984 FRA 810
14 UROTADZE Nana 19.6.1986 GEO 839
15 DU Rui 3.1.1987 CHN 841
16 LEROY Pascale 4.4.1984 FRA 860
17 WEIHS Marielle 26.10.1986 AUT 892
18 HOGENDOORN Kika 12.3.1980 NED 940
19 LITVINSKAYA Veronika 30.4.1985 UKR 969
20 MALEK Tatjana 8.8.1987 GER 982
21 BACQUET Emilie 20.4.1984 FRA 1027
22 SUN Sheng-Nan 21.1.1987 CHN 1074
23 SIEGEMUND Laura 4.3.1988 GER 1090
24 BEJLKOVA Janette 11.6.1986 CZE 1106
25 TRIBOLET Helene 28.6.1987 SUI 1169
26 XIONG Dan 23.1.1983 CHN 4.5 2
27 BALDUCCI Alice 11.9.1986 ITA 2.5 2
28 ZELDER Laura 17.11.1986 GER 2.5 2
29 MEDJAHDI Samia 6.1.1985 ALG 2.5 2
30 PIRKER Betina 1.5.1983 AUT 2.25 1
W.C. DE LAET Stefanie 25.4.1986 BEL 1.75 1 W.C.
31 HECKLER Laura 18.3.1985 GER 1.5 2
32 MAYR Patricia 8.11.1986 AUT 1.5 2
33 STAMENIC Milica 15.4.1982 CAN 1.5 2
34 D'AMELIO Lisa 14.11.1981 AUS 1.5 2
35 BEN SALAH Sana 17.12.1983 ALG 1.25 2
36 SIMURKOVA Jana 16.10.1984 SVK 1 1
37 WOOLLEY Kristy 16.9.1986 GBR 1 2
38 PUNZO Eleonora 29.5.1985 ITA 0.75 1
39 LOPEZ TERRIBILE Mariana 29.4.1983 ARG 0.75 1
40 VERHULSDONK Bo 3.4.1984 NED 0.5 2
41 ANTONIC Marinela 12.5.1982 AUS 0.5 2
42 DE VRIES Jessie 26.1.1984 BEL 0.5 1
43 KASSENS Maren 22.2.1987 GER 0.5 1
44 DICKHARDT Anne 2.7.1986 GER 0.25 1
45 VERRIER-DIACONESCU Valerie 18.3.1983 CAN 0.25 1
46 EVTIMOVA Dia 30.4.1987 BUL 0.25 1
47 BAKSA Petra 29.1.1984 CRO 0.25 1
48 GIRAUD Marinne 23.4.1986 FRA 0.25 1
49 SPACEK Danielle 20.1.1982 USA 0.25 1
50 HAENLE Rebecca 28.11.1986 GER 0.25 1
51 KUSGEN Imke 15.10.1981 GER 0 55
52 WEBER Vivien 28.1.1983 GER 0 82
53 KUERVERS Hannah 13.3.1985 GER 0 90
54 SIMONSEN Anne Marie 16.4.1988 DEN 0 0
55 GASSET PINON Gala 19.12.1985 ESP 0 87
56 POCIUTE Ginte 11.5.1986 LTU 0 20
57 SAVIC Branka 5.3.1983 AUS 0 0
58 LIEPINA Agnese 20.9.1987 LAT 0 45
59 LEMS Karin Marlies 12.3.1984 NED 0 154
60 REINHARD Laura 11.3.1985 GER 0 102
61 HORANYI Zita 16.9.1983 HUN 0 26
62 THORPE Laura 24.5.1987 FRA 0 149
63 RYDZEVSKAYA Taya 1.7.1986 RUS 0 95
64 GAUD Marion 26.12.1985 FRA 0 410
65 MULLER Katie 16.10.1985 RSA 0 34
66 VAN BAARLE Klaartje 13.9.1964 BEL 0 15
67 KRSTAJIC Danica 1.3.1987 YUG 0 0
68 BERDALA GRIVE Alba 5.12.1986 ESP 0 101
69 GABBE Bettina 28.6.1985 GER 0 125
70 FAFALIOU Stamatia 3.11.1986 GRE 0 22
71 ROELS Nathalie 1.3.1984 BEL 0 27
72 MEISE Valerie 25.3.1986 GER 0 131
73 OKRUASHVILI Ketevan 16.11.1986 GEO 0 0
74 PLECHATA Vendula 28.5.1986 CZE 0 75
75 LASSONCZYK Cornelia 10.11.1985 GER 0 144
76 TORBARINA Marta 31.3.1988 CRO 0 0
77 WESSELINK Ellen 13.5.1985 NED 0 0
78 STAMM Kristina 8.12.1985 GER 0 187
79 KOZIC Neda 21.11.1985 YUG 0 0
80 WEBER Kirsten 14.8.1986 SUI 0 0
81 LOBBINGER Davina 3.5.1984 BEL 0 31
82 VAN GEYR Magdalena 28.3.1984 GER 0 201
83 SERRUYS Stephanie 18.5.1982 BEL 0 43
84 SPERLING Christine 8.2.1988 GER 0 213
85 SMOLDERS Claudia 22.1.1987 BEL 0 47
86 HARBUZI Katrina 12.6.1986 YUG 0 0
87 BEERMANN Mareen 5.1.1984 GER 0 222
88 AMESBAUER Verena 28.2.1985 AUT 0 29
89 BECKMANN Martina 3.12.1985 GER 0 289
90 CLAES Shana 24.8.1987 BEL 0 51
91 BOURDON Justine 9.8.1988 BEL 0 57
92 KIESL Alexandra 4.1.1988 GER 0 296
93 NADAL RIBELLES Mariona 14.9.1984 ESP 0 145
94 HOHENECKER Monika 21.12.1983 AUT 0 53
95 INIGO SOLEY Sonia 15.1.1986 ESP 0 204
96 DOUTRELANT Louise 19.3.1988 FRA 0 421
97 SOLER BRAVO Varinia 21.1.1986 ESP 0 215
98 NOC Irena 20.11.1982 SLO 0 0
99 WALLIN Nathalie 16.9.1984 SWE 0 48
100 VOUKASSOVITCH Diane 20.6.1988 FRA 0 473
101 PAVLIKOVA Denisa 10.10.1984 CZE 0 313
102 DE JAEGER Nathalie 24.10.1987 BEL 0 105
103 LUEBBE Miina 2.12.1985 GER 0 299
104 MILOS Edita 15.7.1986 GER 0 308
105 CASTILLO Tracy 29.1.1989 GER 0 332
106 MOLON Tiphaine 15.1.1987 FRA 0 0
107 GOTZ Franziska 25.11.1988 GER 0 357
108 GOVAERTS Sophie 8.4.1986 BEL 0 0
109 GARDNER Katie 11.10.1983 GBR 0 0
110 STIGLIANO Martina 12.11.1985 ITA 0 184
111 KONSTANTY Vanessa 13.11.1987 GER 0 403
112 TWAROWSKA Jolanta 20.3.1986 POL 0


OFFICIAL WEBSITE

For once a Belgian challenger with a fantastic website - hurrah :bounce: ;)
http://www.fltkoksijde.be/
But of course, let's not forget http://www.tennis-belge.be :angel:


*Edit: updated commitment lists: all Belgians still in (fingers crossed), main draw wild cards for Kirsten and Stefanie :)

DutchieGirl
Aug 6th, 2003, 05:29 PM
And I wonder how many Belgians pull out before next week! ;) Maybe next year I will go here! Tennis courts in the middle of the shopping street sounds interesting! ;)

Fieke
Aug 6th, 2003, 05:33 PM
http://www.fltkoksijde.be/images/north.jpg

The street on the right is the main shopping street in Koksijde :)

*hopes she's not violating any copyright laws by posting this pic... *

per4ever
Aug 6th, 2003, 05:39 PM
I saw Kirsten there last year :bounce:

btw..she's committed to the ITF in Alphen aan de Rijn in the Netherlands too. Isn't she going to play the US open?

Frau Antje
Aug 6th, 2003, 05:54 PM
I can't go :(

DutchieGirl
Aug 7th, 2003, 04:09 AM
I guess at least having the courts next to the shops gets a better crowd! ;)

Wimanna
Aug 7th, 2003, 08:31 AM
I guess at least having the courts next to the shops gets a better crowd! ;)

Did someone see the pic of the stands in LA this week, there were like 10 people I guess? And that's a Tier II :eek: :lol:

DutchieGirl
Aug 8th, 2003, 05:37 AM
Did someone see the pic of the stands in LA this week, there were like 10 people I guess? And that's a Tier II :eek: :lol:

:eek: I didn't see that pic! That's so sad! I can't imagine that happening in Australia ever!

Svennovitch
Aug 8th, 2003, 06:25 AM
I don't understand.
I heard yesterday Evy Last was going to play the qualifications for Koksijde but i don't see her name anywhere (her sister told me). Is that possible?

Btw. she is showing some great form lately. Won a few times from A-players like Patty Van Acker.

Sven

Brαm
Aug 8th, 2003, 11:19 AM
I know! Evy is playing really well! She hasn't lost a match in months!
Btw, what was her highest ranking when she still played on the WTA?

Btw, I might go to Koksijde next Wednesday! :D

DutchieGirl
Aug 8th, 2003, 03:45 PM
I hope you can go Bram! :D Just tell the Belgians to come and play in Mt. Gambier at the end of the year! ;)

Fieke
Aug 9th, 2003, 12:32 PM
I am able to go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday :) Maybe I'll wait for the schedule of play to decide, because I would really like to see Elke, Kirsten and Evelyne play again and I would love to see Caroline as well :D

Fieke
Aug 11th, 2003, 09:40 AM
I know! Evy is playing really well! She hasn't lost a match in months!
Btw, what was her highest ranking when she still played on the WTA?


Do you have any more info on Evy? She seems to be pretty good indeed :)

Svennovitch
Aug 11th, 2003, 10:55 AM
Do you have any more info on Evy? She seems to be pretty good indeed :)

She is very talented !!
I know she has a strange illness and that stopped her run to the top. She is suffering from CVS :sad: :sad:

I know her sister, and she told me it is better this year than the last two years. That is why she has played a few tournements in Belgium. She just won two tournements and was planning a few weeks rest (because she is very tired again :( ). But when she was offered a place to qualify for Koksijde she wanted to give it her all. She wants to know where she stands.

Sven

baico
Aug 11th, 2003, 12:55 PM
Me and Wimanna will go tomorrow to Koksijde!
We arrive about 10.30 am at the event.
Anyone else planning to go tomorrow?

Come-on-kim
Aug 11th, 2003, 01:20 PM
Me and Wimanna will go tomorrow to Koksijde!
We arrive about 10.30 am at the event.
Anyone else planning to go tomorrow?
Pfff you're so lucky!!!!!!!!!!

I wish i could go too!! But exams are coming :mad:

Come-on-kim
Aug 11th, 2003, 01:21 PM
She is very talented !!
I know she has a strange illness and that stopped her run to the top. She is suffering from CVS :sad: :sad:

I know her sister, and she told me it is better this year than the last two years. That is why she has played a few tournements in Belgium. She just won two tournements and was planning a few weeks rest (because she is very tired again :( ). But when she was offered a place to qualify for Koksijde she wanted to give it her all. She wants to know where she stands.

Sven
What is that illness?

Svennovitch
Aug 11th, 2003, 01:38 PM
CVS = 'chronisch vermoeidheidssyndroom'

in English: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

DutchieGirl
Aug 11th, 2003, 02:14 PM
CVS = 'chronisch vermoeidheidssyndroom'

in English: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

ooh! That really sucks! Poor girl! How old is she btw?

Fieke
Aug 11th, 2003, 02:29 PM
Great, Evy was on the VRT news! They asked her some questions about Kim being number one :) She looks really really nice - I hope she makes the main draw, then I'll go and cheer her on :)

You can also watch the clip on the vrt news site: www.vrtnieuws.net (http://www.vrtnieuws.net)

Svennovitch
Aug 11th, 2003, 02:47 PM
Evy is 23.

DutchieGirl
Aug 11th, 2003, 04:30 PM
Evy is 23.

Cool! Same age as me! ;) Hope she can qualify!

Wimanna
Aug 11th, 2003, 09:06 PM
No one else besides Baico and me that will go to Koksijde tomorrow?

Frau Antje
Aug 11th, 2003, 09:08 PM
I also would like to go :sad:

Fieke
Aug 11th, 2003, 09:26 PM
No one else besides Baico and me that will go to Koksijde tomorrow?

Ik vrees van niet. Zijn jullie van plan later op de week nog te gaan, want ik zou woensdag of donderdag willen gaan (nog steeds aan het beslissen :o ) en 't is altijd leuk eens een gezicht te kunnen plakken op een naam :)

Glenn
Aug 12th, 2003, 09:11 AM
Ik vrees van niet. Zijn jullie van plan later op de week nog te gaan, want ik zou woensdag of donderdag willen gaan (nog steeds aan het beslissen :o ) en 't is altijd leuk eens een gezicht te kunnen plakken op een naam :)
Ik ga vandaag! :D
Wel wat later dan geplant...
Khoop dat we nog kunnen zitten of zo... :(

E. Blackadder
Aug 12th, 2003, 10:41 AM
Ik ga vandaag! :D
Wel wat later dan geplant...
Khoop dat we nog kunnen zitten of zo... :(

:o dt-foutje :o

Brαm
Aug 12th, 2003, 11:10 AM
Ik ga morgen naar Koksijde! Dus, als je nog wil, Sofie, kom maar af hé!! :D

Stijn gaat natuurlijk ook mee ;) :angel:

Fieke
Aug 12th, 2003, 11:14 AM
Aha, ik begon al wanhopig te worden... heb er net uw wederhelft over aangesproken :)

Ok, je kan mij morgen verwachten. Ik kom waarschijnlijk met de trein, ik moet alleen nog eens checken wanneer ik er eentje heb.

Trouwens: hopelijk speelt morgen de bovenste helft van de draw...

Brαm
Aug 12th, 2003, 11:26 AM
Ach goed! We kunnen anders afspreken aan 't station, want Stijn komt ook met de trein en ik ook :)

Fieke
Aug 12th, 2003, 11:55 AM
Trouwens: Wim, Frederik en Glenn, we verwachten een verslagje hé :p

KV
Aug 12th, 2003, 03:22 PM
Plan Donderdag of Vrijdag te gaan.

Wimanna
Aug 12th, 2003, 10:30 PM
Trouwens: Wim, Frederik en Glenn, we verwachten een verslagje hé :p

Glenn? Ik heb u wss dan wel gezien, maar ik ken ekik u ni ;)
Ik ben alleeeen geweest....wegens omstandigheden kon baico vanmorgen plots ni meer (wat ik begreep) maar ik zat al wel op den trein. We hadden afgesproken in Oostende, en dan zo met den tram naar Koksijde-Bad...tssss duurt de lang seg.....pffffffffff, gene aanrader in zo'n weer. Ik had beter naar de Panne "getreind"....vele korter...

ps... verslag (of toch iets wat op een verslag moet lijken) staat in de Koksijde Thread int challenger forum ;)

Glenn
Aug 13th, 2003, 11:49 AM
Elke Clijsters / Kirsten Flipkens def. Nicole Kriz / Kristen Van Elden 3-6 6-3 6-4

This was a great match!
When I first heard Elke and Kirsten's first round opponents name, I expected them to roll over them like 6-2 6-3, but Nicole and Kristen are a great team, and they weren't just gonna let that happen.
The first set went to 3-3, and we could already see that there were 4 totally different playing styles on the court.
Kriz/Van Elden held their serves pretty comfortably, while Elke was struggling with hers, she got broken at 3-4 and the Australians served out the set.
In set 2, Elke and Kirsten got their serve broken the first game, and the crowd was now really on their side.
Kristen Van Elden looks like such a sweet girl, but she came across as a bit of a brat, throwing her racquet multiple times, making sarcastic remarks at the crowd because we cheered when she missed a smash, and hitting a backhand drive volley right ON Elke's leg in the third set (Elke was jumping all over the place, totally in pain, it was funny, I could actually see the big red mark on her leg.)
The second set then went to 5-2 for the Belgians, and they held serve to close it out 6-3.
In the third set, Nicole Kriz and Kristen Van Elden managed to break Elke and Kirsten again and they were leading 2-0, this is when the crowd started rooting for them even more and even doing a wave, lol, how's that for a 10K challenger?
Really nice rallies were played and eventually, I think it was Elke who served out the match for 6-4.
I was really impressed with Nicole and Kristen.
Nicole is a big girl, and hits a one-handed backhand, she has a good hard forehand, and nice touch at the net.
Kristen is a small pretty girl, but opponents should not be fooled, because she was the hardest hitter on the court, she runs around her forehand a lot to hit her stronger double-handed backhand, and that was working very good yesterday, she hit many winners off that side.
Kirsten Flipkens played a solid match, although she was constantly talking to herself and yelling: "Hoe rampzalig ben ik nu eigenlijk, zeg!", translation: something like: "Do I suck or what?".
Elke was in my opinion the worst player that day, her serve wasn't working, her volleys weren't there, she hit multiple forehands long, etc.
Still a great win for them, and I was lucky to have such a good match right before we went to get dinner.
Bye! :)

Glenn
Aug 13th, 2003, 11:52 AM
Glenn? Ik heb u wss dan wel gezien, maar ik ken ekik u ni ;)
Ik ben alleeeen geweest....wegens omstandigheden kon baico vanmorgen plots ni meer (wat ik begreep) maar ik zat al wel op den trein. We hadden afgesproken in Oostende, en dan zo met den tram naar Koksijde-Bad...tssss duurt de lang seg.....pffffffffff, gene aanrader in zo'n weer. Ik had beter naar de Panne "getreind"....vele korter...

ps... verslag (of toch iets wat op een verslag moet lijken) staat in de Koksijde Thread int challenger forum ;)
Ik zat vanvoor en had nen flashy groenen t-shirt aan. :)

Wimanna
Aug 13th, 2003, 11:56 AM
Merci Glenn!!!! Was jij gisternamiddag ook daar? btw, wel goed dat het tornooi int midden vant stad wordt georganisseerd. Veel mensen (toeristen) passeren er (tis toch aan de winkelstraat) en kijken ffkes en gaan dan weer verder... of sommigen nemen zelfs plaats in de tribunes, die gisteren toch al goed vol zaten :eek: (LA kan der maar een voorbeeld aan nemen :D)
Jammer wel dat het dit jaar op deze plaats voor de laatste keer wordt georganisseerd...volgend jaar zal het elders plaatsvinden...

Elleke
Aug 14th, 2003, 09:10 AM
thx for the report !

isabellea
Aug 14th, 2003, 08:15 PM
Elke, Kirsten and Evelyne in 1/4 finales