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Hurley
Jan 4th, 2004, 01:42 AM
A friend did find this...it's something...

Upset kicks off day two

By David Long at the ASB Bank Tennis Centre

Italy's Mara Santangelo caused an upset on Sunday morning at the ASB Classic by defeating seventh seed Alina Jidkova in the second round qualifying tournament in straight sets, 7-6 6-1.

Santangelo, ranked 138 in the world, made Jidkova pay for not making the most of her advantages in a match that lasted just over an hour on Centre Court at the ASB Bank Tennis Centre.

The Russian Jidkova held a break lead in the first set but let it slip with Santangelo then taking the set into a tiebreak.

Jidkova shot out to a 5-2 lead in the decider before her game capitulated and she lost five straight points to go down in a set that she really should have won.

The second set was a much more straight forward affair with Jidkova, ranked 97, spending more time gazing into her racquet after she'd slammed into the floor, rather than concentrating on winning points as Santangelo comfortably took the set to go to one match away from being in the first round proper.

Hurley
Jan 4th, 2004, 02:02 AM
I also hear that Craybas def. Paula Marama easily.

Rothes
Jan 4th, 2004, 02:06 AM
Schziuwllzigeuin Paula!!!!!

oren987
Jan 4th, 2004, 02:25 AM
No more results??
What abots Tzipi?

Venus Forever
Jan 4th, 2004, 02:32 AM
Mara :bounce:
Jill :bounce:

Hantuchov
Jan 4th, 2004, 03:03 AM
Alina :sad:
Mara :kiss:
Jill :woohoo:

Venus Forever
Jan 4th, 2004, 06:58 AM
Singles Qualifying Results

Seiko Okamoto (JPN) def. 1- Melinda Czink (HUN) 7-6(7-4) 6-1
Shenay Perry (USA) def. Ivana Abramovic (CRO) 6-4 7-6(8-6)
Tara Snyder (USA) def. Tzipora Obziler (ISR) 7-6(8-6) 7-5
5- Martina Sucha (SVK) def. Gisela Dulko (ARG) 3-6 6-1 6-3
Mara Santangelo (ITA) def. 7- Alina Jidkova (RUS) 7-6(7-5) 6-1
Meilen Tu (USA) def. Tatiana Panova (RUS) 5-7 7-6(7-2) 6-1
8- Jill Craybas (USA) def. WC- Paula Marama (NZL) 6-2 6-0
3- Tathiana Garbin (ITA) def. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 2-6 7-5 6-1

Doubles Qualifying Results

2- Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) / Yuka Yoshida (JPN) def. WC- Ilke Gers (NZL) / Anastassia Rodinova (RUS) 8-6
Darija Jurak (CRO) / Zsofia Gubasci (HUN) def. 1- Evie Dominikovic(AUS) / Kim Grant (RSA) 9-7

Doubles qualifying final

2- Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) / Yuka Yoshida (JPN) def. Darija Jurak (CRO) / Zsofia Gubasci (HUN) 5-7 6-4 6-2

korben
Jan 4th, 2004, 07:00 AM
Melinda :tears:
Sofia :bigcry:

Randy H
Jan 4th, 2004, 07:05 AM
Melinda :( Seiko :eek:

Tara :) Meilen :hearts: Jill :D

Tzipi, Sofia, Alinka :(

Venus Forever
Jan 4th, 2004, 07:07 AM
Melinda :mad:
Shenay :bounce:
Tara :bounce:
Martina :D
Mara :D
Meilen :bounce:
Jill :bounce:
Tathiana :D

alon222
Jan 4th, 2004, 07:12 AM
Tzipi :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 4th, 2004, 07:18 AM
pfffffffffffff :mad: :fiery: what a stinking collection of scores :fiery:

Alina :crying2: :mad:
Tatiana :( :sad: :(
Gisela :bigcry: :sad:
Sofia :sad: :crying2:
Melinda :rolleyes:

hope Martina Sucha, Mara and Meilen qualify.

taka
Jan 4th, 2004, 07:50 AM
Martina :D :hearts:

ghosts
Jan 4th, 2004, 07:59 AM
Melinda :sad: :(
Tax :D :)

Meilen :eek:

danielrosario
Jan 4th, 2004, 08:06 AM
Mara - my only favourite left. Hope u qualify.

Melinda, Sofia, Gisela, Ivana? wot happened?

lin
Jan 4th, 2004, 08:07 AM
Meilen :) good fight :)

Gisela :sad: :( Go Martina qualify now.
Melinda :(

TOMMYKA
Jan 4th, 2004, 08:23 AM
Melinda :mad:

sylvain
Jan 4th, 2004, 08:52 AM
Singles Qualifying Results


Doubles Qualifying Results

2- Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) / Yuka Yoshida (JPN) def. WC- Ilke Gers (NZL) / Anastassia Rodinova (RUS) 8-6
Darija Jurak (CRO) / Zsofia Gubasci (HUN) def. 1- Evie Dominikovic(AUS) / Kim Grant (RSA) 9-7

Doubles qualifying final

2- Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) / Yuka Yoshida (JPN) def. Darija Jurak (CRO) / Zsofia Gubasci (HUN) 5-7 6-4 6-2


Too bad for Kim Grant :sad: :sad:
Why on earth Shinobu had to play qualifying!

Jeff
Jan 4th, 2004, 09:11 AM
OMG, Meilen :woohoo:

Such a fighter :yeah:

spiceboy
Jan 4th, 2004, 09:12 AM
Tu too good



By David Long at the ASB Bank Tennis Centre

Two former ASB Classic finalists met up in the second round of qualifying on Sunday afternoon with 2001 champion Meilen Tu defeating Tatiana Panova 5-7 7-6 6-1 in a match that lasted two hours and 20 minutes.

In a match with enough quality to be a final the two former high ranked players slugged it out with some sublime tennis.

Oddly the match was played on court four and not centre court but there were still plenty of people packed around the perimeters and in the stand to watch the match.

Panova jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first set before Tu then squared it up.

However, Panova, who was a finalist in 2002, was able to serve for the set at 5-4 and had two set points but both times Tu won the point. Although she was to falter when serving at 5-6 to go down in the set.

Tu got a big lead in the second set and was up 5-1 at one point, but she then slipped off the pace and Panova brought it back to 5-5 with plenty of games going to deuce along the way.

Inevitably the set went into a tiebreak which Tu won 7-2 to split the sets.

Although Panova didn't look tired in the third set, Tu played much better and broke three times to win the set 6-1.

After the match Tu admitted that she didn't play well at the beginning of the match.

"I played pretty poorly at the beginning of the first set and I fought my way back.

"I could have won in two sets but I could have easily lost in two sets."

But it was Tu's superior fitness that saw her home in the end and she said she thought she felt the fresher of the two players.

"It definitely helped that it wasn't sunny today," she said. "I was getting a little bit tired in the third, but I think she was feeling even more tired, we were both running a lot."

Tu will play the Jill Craybas in the final round of qualifying on Monday. Craybas defeated Tu in the second round of the classic last year.

spiceboy
Jan 4th, 2004, 09:16 AM
Learning experience for Marama



By David Long at the ASB Bank Tennis Centre

Paula Marama hopes to learn from her first experience at a WTA tournament after going down 6-2 6-0 to the vastly more experienced Jill Craybas on Sunday afternoon.

In patches Marama demonstrated the potential she has as a tennis player, but also showed that she's got a few rough edges to smooth down just yet.

After the match Marama said she now appreciates the intensity of tennis required to win this class of matches.

"She had a lot of experience at this level and was very consistent and fast," Marama said. "Now I know what it's like to play at this level.

"I have to be more aggressive and a lot more consistent too."

Marama told nzoom.com after beating Diane Hollands in the first round of qualifying that she wanted to cut down on the number of errors she's making for the match against Craybas, and she felt that to some degree she achieved that.

"Maybe just a little but not so much," she said. "I was working on that because I wanted to do something good here, but it didn't come off."

Marama will play with her sister, Eden, in the first round of doubles on Tuesday and her plan is to go out and enjoy the experience, although they have a good chance of winning against the poorly ranked American duo of Jennifer Hopkins and Janet Lee while Craybas goes on to play Meilen Tu in the final round of qualifying on Monday.

It may not have been a tough match for Craybas in the second round, but she felt that Marama is a player with plenty of potential.

Craybas observed Marama in her first round victory over Diane Hollands on Saturday and was impressed by what she saw of the 19-year-old.

"I knew she had a big serve," Craybas said. "My coach and I were commenting that she's a talented player, just the way she hits the ball and the way she moves.

"I don't really know that much about her, maybe if she had a bit more experience or something, it seemed like she hadn't played a lot of matches.

"But I think she could do well, she's got a big serve, she's strong and she's definitely talented.

"I was moving a little bit to try and put her off with her serve, but my return is probably one of my strengths and usually I'm not too worried the opponent's serve.

"It's always different watching someone play from actually playing them, so it was still difficult to get accustomed in the beginning because I've never played her before.

"I didn't really have a certain game plan against her I was just had what I'd been working on and what I knew could win."

Source: nzoom

The Guilty
Jan 4th, 2004, 09:39 AM
Gisela :mad: :sad:
Tatiana :fiery: :( :bigcry:
Tax :D :banana:

jimbo mack
Jan 4th, 2004, 09:39 AM
well done to all the winners!! :)

but panova :sad:

Steff_forever
Jan 4th, 2004, 10:07 AM
w/d Martina and Tax !!! :D


But it's really ashaming Ms. Jidkova throwing it all away after losing first set tight. That's not a fighter's attitude. :confused: :awww: :wazzup: :crying2:

Tatiana :help: :retard: :timebomb:

And

oaki
Jan 4th, 2004, 10:10 AM
Sieko :banana::bounce:

Tennisfan-Mtl
Jan 4th, 2004, 10:13 AM
No :(

Alina :(
Tzipora :(
Gisela :(
Sofia :(

pfff....

gmak
Jan 4th, 2004, 10:30 AM
alinka :sad: :mad: :help:
tatiana :( :sad:

tax :D

Joana
Jan 4th, 2004, 10:37 AM
Gisela :sad: :sad: :sad:

nave 2
Jan 4th, 2004, 10:49 AM
Tzipi :sad: :sad:

croat123
Jan 4th, 2004, 11:13 AM
ivana :o no comment
darija/zsofia :sad: so close! better luck next time. nice to see darija trying to play tour events :)

TatiAnnahølic
Jan 4th, 2004, 11:23 AM
Tax :D :D

Dymension
Jan 4th, 2004, 11:34 AM
Gise :sad: :sad:

Panova :(

Sandstorm
Jan 4th, 2004, 11:41 AM
Ivana:rolleyes::mad::mad:

Experimentee
Jan 4th, 2004, 12:09 PM
Shenay :D
Meilen :)

Tennisfan-Mtl
Jan 4th, 2004, 12:16 PM
Melinda too :(

Not a good day for me..:( ;)

Hantuchov
Jan 4th, 2004, 01:13 PM
Melinda :mad:
Martina :woohoo:
Gisela :sad:
Tatiana :fiery:
Tax :yeah:
Sofia :bigcry:

King Aaron
Jan 4th, 2004, 02:13 PM
Shenay :D
Meilen :yeah:

Tzipi :sad:
Sofia :tears: :mad:

marsha
Jan 4th, 2004, 02:40 PM
I also hear that Craybas def. Paula Marama easily.

Way to go, Gator!!! Keep it up!!! YAYYYYYY, Jill! :)

rated_next
Jan 4th, 2004, 03:59 PM
not a good set of scores :mad: - i hope for better ones tomorrow

kyk710
Jan 4th, 2004, 04:23 PM
Thanks venusforever for scores!

shenay and seiko :eek: :)

Gisela :sad: Alina :sad:
Meilen Tu :) :bounce:
Shinobu/Yuka :bigclap:

oren987
Jan 4th, 2004, 04:24 PM
Tzipi :( :fiery: :sad: It was a very close match :sad:

Tatiana - The same thing :sad:

Martian KC
Jan 4th, 2004, 06:28 PM
Martina, Tathiana, and Meilen!:D Too bad for Gisela and Sofia!:(

polishprodigy
Jan 4th, 2004, 10:17 PM
Melinda :(
Jill :) but ouch Paula :(
Shenay :D
Meilen :)