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Randy H
Jan 11th, 2004, 11:38 PM
Well I hope no one minds, but I thought it would be a good idea if we started to make more specific threads for our Canadian players - Of course 'The Canadian Tennis Thread' was originally just a thread, but hundreds of posts later we have our own forum now so I figured we may as well make the most of it and have more individual threads especially for our more talked about players ;)

We already have a thread for Sonya, so now here is one for our most prominent Canadian player right now, Maureen Drake :D

Feel free to post any updates you have about Maureen's results, talk about her upcoming schedule, or even 'Mo Memories' for those who want to share any funny or nice stories about Mo :)

Randy H
Jan 11th, 2004, 11:49 PM
The Australian Open entry list has been updated and is available in the Australian Open forum, posted courtesy of AUSBOY - While there are a couple of names that are not 100% confirmed to not be showing up, Maureen is looking to possibly be the 1st or 2nd next-in for the maindraw. So, there is certainly chance for Maureen to sneak in if there are confirmed withdrawals within the next few days but we will have to see what happens. Last year she had a tough draw facing Tanasugarn in the first round who was in very good form around that time, so I am sure Maureen will see some positives in both situations but I'd love to see her make the maindraw without having to go through qualifying :) But, Maureen has qualified for the last 2 slams (winning a maindraw round at Wimbledon, and nearly beating Srebotnik at the US Open) so I am sure that she must feel confident that she is more than capable of qualifying here if she has to. Perhaps we will see a repeat of her great run through qualies in 99 :D

~CANUCK~
Jan 12th, 2004, 12:45 AM
i kinda want Mo to go through qualies...she will get points for sure that way...and since she has 2 points to defend from last year it would help her get back into the top100. But either way would be fine as long as she gets in the main draw.

rated_next
Jan 12th, 2004, 12:52 AM
well, she started the year in an awful way by losing to Cupac 75 63 in Sydney :rolleyes:

¤CharlDa¤
Jan 12th, 2004, 03:00 AM
Come on Mo!!!! We want a Canuck in Main Draw!

patricktav2003
Jan 14th, 2004, 04:54 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MO IS IN THE MAINDRAW OF THE AUSSIE OPEN!!!!!:woohoo::crazy:

this is a really great news well done maureen

Randy H
Jan 14th, 2004, 09:49 AM
Maureen has indeed made it into the maindraw :D Hope she can get a kind draw and do well! :D

aceman
Jan 16th, 2004, 02:16 AM
Maureen has indeed made it into the maindraw :D Hope she can get a kind draw and do well! :D
Will be Anca Barna in first round. Go Maureen. Hope Marie-Eve will join her in main draw.

Randy H
Jan 16th, 2004, 03:58 AM
Not a bad draw facing Barna...Should depend really on how Maureen plays. Barna is going to throw everything she can at her (which in terms of weapons isnt that much, but mentally she can be annoying), so hopefully Maureen will be prepared and able to attack with success :)

Good luck Mo!

¤CharlDa¤
Jan 19th, 2004, 11:28 PM
Mo is playing just now...She leads 2-1 in the first with a break!

Elvira
Jan 20th, 2004, 12:25 AM
well, this is quite the odd match.. she wins the first set 6-2 but loses the second one 0-6... and in the third set, Maureen has broken Barna's serve in the first game and is serving at deuce. Very odd match so far, but hopefully she can pull thru! :)

Elvira
Jan 20th, 2004, 01:18 AM
well, Maureen lost 2-6 6-0 7-5.... still, a VERY close match (she led 5-3 in the final set) but just couldn't close it out. Too bad. However, both of the canadian matches this year were VERY close, so it's a good sign that we're competitive in the main draw of a grand slam, especially against higher ranked players.

Randy H
Jan 20th, 2004, 01:47 AM
Too bad Maureen :sad:

Had a matchpoint at 5-3 in the final set on Barna's serve but it was a pretty sloppy match for both players the whole way through and unfortunately Barna was able to cut down on the mistakes a bit more at the very end.

Hope Maureen won't be too discouraged and will be able to regroup in the upcoming weeks with some positive results :)

¤CharlDa¤
Jan 20th, 2004, 02:30 AM
WoW so close for both canucks..

I have a question...Why are canadian players so weak mentally? Marie-Eve has some tendancies to choke, Mo to stop playing and yell at everyone, Jana never cared about tennis, Steph Dubois seemed to have some problems there too, also Alekz in few amtches..What's wrong?

Randy H
Jan 20th, 2004, 04:37 AM
I wish I knew the answer cdpoulin so they could change it! ;)

Elvira
Jan 20th, 2004, 06:35 AM
I have a question...Why are canadian players so weak mentally?

Well, there's a few reasons, I think. Maureen has a temper and just can't seem to stay focused. She was a top 50 player at one time, and could've gone alot further, and I think she would've done well if she took an anger management course or practice ways to calm herself down. She just gets all crazy and ends up blowing it all away.

OTOH, I think Marie-Eve's problem is that she is just not experienced when it comes to these situations. This was her very first grand slam main draw, so I would say she was EXTREMELY nervous, and probably began to make mistakes. That's okay though... this was her very first slam and she did very well. She could've been totally hopeless and gotten white-washed like a few other poor players at this tournament, but she came very, very close. She was able to hang in there, even after losing a close first set... and she was just two games away from a win. Hopefully, this will have been a positive experience for her, as she still isn't very old, and hopefully this will be the first of many grand slam main draws for her.

polishprodigy
Jan 25th, 2004, 12:38 AM
Maureen :( i never knew you led 5-3 in the third :(

blerr
Feb 8th, 2004, 07:01 AM
She won her first Q. Round Match @ Open Gaz de France .....

Maureen Drake def. A.L Groenfeld - 1-6, 6-3, 6-1......weird scoreline but AWESOME job!:)

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 11th, 2004, 10:17 PM
She then lost to Weintgartner in two...

Oh actually she didn't play Groenefeld, she played an alternate cause Anna-Lena withdrew :wavey:

blerr
Feb 14th, 2004, 01:31 AM
yah ..lol i found out afterwards..........hey do u know where she's playin next cd?

rated_next
Feb 14th, 2004, 01:48 AM
She's in Antwerp now, playing against Maret Ani.

blerr
Feb 15th, 2004, 05:29 PM
she lost that one too.....:(

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 15th, 2004, 06:21 PM
Yes...And actually she ahd a good chacne cause Maret played Alex Stevenson next, though Ani lost 6-4 7-6....Im sure Maureen could ahve won agasint Alex!

Hawk
Feb 16th, 2004, 05:43 AM
I have a question...Why are canadian players so weak mentally?
Tennis Canada needs to look into investing in some sports psychologists for their athletes :p

Seriously..it seems to be more than a coincidence though..almost all of our players are mentally weak :sad:

When it comes to down to having that decisive break in the final set and not winning the match..that's your head letting you down. It seems to happen over and over again with so many of our players..

justinDisco
Feb 17th, 2004, 10:32 PM
Just in case anyone cares, Maureen is in the second round of doubles in Belgium. Yipee!!!!

~CANUCK~
Feb 18th, 2004, 03:19 AM
mo won a doubles match? are you kidding, who is she playing with and who did they beat?

Hawk
Feb 18th, 2004, 05:20 AM
mo won a doubles match? are you kidding, who is she playing with and who did they beat?
It was a walk over :o :lol:

~CANUCK~
Feb 18th, 2004, 08:15 PM
It was a walk over :o :lol:

well thats so not as exciting as i thought. Oh well. Its still round points i guess.

patricktav2003
Feb 19th, 2004, 04:24 AM
Ad.Barna/Mo Drake are now facing Casanova/Daniilidou

come on MO win this

Randy H
Feb 20th, 2004, 02:46 PM
I am sure Mo will gladly accept the extra money and the ranking points for the doubles effort! ;) At least they did manage to qualify on their own merit, now hopefully Myriam is a bit tired from the singles effort and will help Mo and Adriana pick up a win! :D

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 21st, 2004, 07:03 PM
Mo and Adirana lost in two sets....Still an ok week for her!

patricktav2003
Mar 9th, 2004, 04:13 PM
Mo losing 6-3 6-4 to Roesh??? :fiery:

Randy H
Mar 9th, 2004, 06:30 PM
Terrible loss to Roesch, Mo has been in really poor form so far this year which is a real shame. I just hope she won't be too discouraged :sad:

Keep at it Mo, you are still more than capable of beating these girls!

~CANUCK~
Mar 9th, 2004, 10:05 PM
Mo horrible loss. You should have won this easily :sad:

blerr
Mar 14th, 2004, 02:51 PM
C'mon Mo! You can do it!! !

KoOlMaNsEaN
Mar 14th, 2004, 09:43 PM
Antwerp (http://www.geocities.com/wtatur/tur2004/antw1447.htm)Tier II 1 point Feb 22 04
Qual 1 Maret Ani (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/ani1519.htm) - Drake 6-3 5-7 6-1

Paris (http://www.geocities.com/wtatur/tur2004/pari1441.htm) Tier II 6 points Feb 15 04
Qual 2 Marlene Weingartner (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/wein241.htm) - Drake 6-3 6-4
Qual 1 Drake - Stephanie Gehrlein (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/gehr876.htm) 1-6 6-3 6-1

Australian Open (http://www.geocities.com/wtatur/tur2004/aust1424.htm) Tier GS 2 points Feb 1 04
1 Anca Barna (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/barn263.htm) - Drake 2-6 6-0 7-5

Sydney (http://www.geocities.com/wtatur/tur2004/sydn1419.htm) Tier II 1 point Jan 18 04
Qual 1 Dubravka Cupac (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/cupa1809.htm)-WC - Drake 7-5 6-3

Hopman Cup (http://www.geocities.com/wtatur/tur2004/hopm1417.htm) Jan 11 04
Petra Mandula (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/mand288.htm) - Drake 6-72 6-4 6-3
Petra Mandula (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/mand288.htm) - Drake 6-3 6-2

¤CharlDa¤
Mar 15th, 2004, 11:26 PM
terrible year so far!

azza
Mar 16th, 2004, 01:03 PM
Maureen :sad: Allez :)

blerr
Mar 18th, 2004, 03:48 AM
She'll pull things together soon ;)..I can feel it!

Randy H
Mar 18th, 2004, 03:27 PM
Maureen won her first round match at 50k Orange, beating the 8th seed Julia Schruff in straight sets :) Much better effort from Mo, and just in time with all of her big points from Mesa/Miami/Charleston coming off in these upcoming weeks. Next up is WC Jewel Peterson who seems to be improving and from what I know can hit the ball very hard. Hopefully Mo will be prepared and with better confidence to keep going in the tournament :)

blerr
Mar 19th, 2004, 05:35 PM
Well..Mo lost to Jewel.....I believe it was 6-3 6-1.....Just when you think she's back on track..she loses badly :rolleyes: ... Hopefully she can come back stronger in her next tourney..I guess it would be Miami..Go Mo!

¤CharlDa¤
Mar 19th, 2004, 05:53 PM
What a weak performance for mo once again! She really seem to have lost her touch (a bit like Marie-eve at the middle through the end of last year!)

Come on mo, we need you to perform well!

Sue Lyon
Sep 13th, 2004, 02:06 PM
Mo’s a great doubles with a boatload of personality.

justinDisco
Sep 16th, 2004, 09:38 PM
Does anyone know if Mo is playing any more tournaments this year? I hope so! and I hope she's not retiring as she's the best we've got.

DevilishAttitude
Oct 12th, 2004, 09:43 PM
Maureen plays Nicole Pitts in the 1st round at 50K Ashburn should be an easy win :)

bovina_forever
Nov 10th, 2004, 03:15 AM
Maureen just suffered two back to back 1st round loss in Cary and Philadhia

FedererFan84
Nov 11th, 2004, 11:00 PM
Is Maureen Drake's 2004 season finished and is there any news on if she plans to retire?

Randy H
Nov 11th, 2004, 11:27 PM
She's not scheduled to play Palm Beach and she withdrew from Pittsburgh, so I am assuming her year is probably over, which is probably a good thing. She has nothing left to defend for ages, so she may as well take a nice break and hopefully she will go to Australia in good form :) She has a good opportunity to get her ranking back up a fair bit considering the amount of points she defends for the first half of the year :)

FedererFan84
Nov 12th, 2004, 12:36 AM
Thanks a lot Randy H.

bovina_forever
Nov 12th, 2004, 07:41 PM
How many more years do you think she is going to play,she is all ready 33

FedererFan84
Nov 13th, 2004, 01:15 AM
I hope she retires, at least by 2006. She is only really posting good results in doubles, and is slumping somewhat in singles. Canada really doesn't do much to promote tennis in Canada, so if she keeps playing, she's really screwed anyways. So, I think she should maybe retire, move to the states and coach.

Randy H
Nov 13th, 2004, 07:39 PM
I think Mo will keep playing as long as she can still play the slams - This year she has actually earned about $20,000 dollars in prize money more than Pelletier, which is quite a chunk of cash. In total she earned about $68,000, which ranked her 148 on the prize money list for this season. Considering her results, you would think she would be lower than that, or closer to Pelletier, but she earned more in both singles and doubles. If she can keep earning decent money and play the slams, then I see no reason why she shouldn't keep going :)

bovina_forever
Nov 13th, 2004, 08:13 PM
ya i think that she will keep playing as long as she can

CCCP1
Nov 27th, 2004, 02:56 AM
Come on Maureen

bovina_forever
Dec 28th, 2004, 08:22 PM
Does any one know if MO is on the commit list for any WTA tour events? if so what are they.

maxomax
Dec 30th, 2004, 09:00 PM
I think she is on the Aussie Open list

FedererFan84
Jan 2nd, 2005, 02:59 AM
I SAY: stick a needle in her, she's done... too bad...

bovina_forever
Jan 2nd, 2005, 06:02 PM
i think you mean stick fork in her, she done.

FedererFan84
Jan 2nd, 2005, 06:58 PM
OOPS!!! hahahaha!!!

bovina_forever
Jan 7th, 2005, 09:57 PM
Well she is in the moorilla international main draw ans she is up aginst a WC Kate Pinchbeck, who is ranked 616 so she should win but i would count on that. Event is tier IV which i think is really differnt that the GS and teir ones she always enterd last year.

bovina_forever
Jan 7th, 2005, 10:00 PM
Kate Pinchbeck has no WTA tour wins yet

Randy H
Jan 8th, 2005, 06:34 AM
Every win counts for Maureen right now, she needs to focus on the positives in order to show positive match play - She started off a bit slow against Pinchbeck, but recovered well and never looked back :yeah: The real test is going to be Bondarenko (still waiting for that result). They key for Mo is to just stay focused and try to have some fun out there too, because that is usually when she is at her best. Hopefully she can show off her full potential for 2005 :)

Randy H
Jan 8th, 2005, 04:22 PM
Never count out Mo ;) She just got a real nice win over Alyona Bondarenko has been steadily rising the past year and closing in on top 100. She was also top seed in the qualifying. Very nice fight from Mo, and now a good opportunity for her to qualify playing against Nan Nan Liu (who she beat 6-2, 6-0 last summer). Take your chance and keep it up Mo! :hearts:

Captain.Canada
Jan 8th, 2005, 10:25 PM
Go MO!

Tenisci
Jan 9th, 2005, 09:57 AM
maureen is playing with ipek senoglu in Aus open :)

Randy H
Jan 9th, 2005, 09:56 PM
Maureen lost to Nan Nan Liu in straight sets :( Too bad, but Nan Nan has been playing better in recent months so I suppose she brought her A game for the final round.

Better luck next week Mo! :)

bovina_forever
Jan 9th, 2005, 11:38 PM
well that was expected :rolleyes:

Tenisci
Jan 16th, 2005, 02:09 PM
I Am So Sorry, But Ipek Said That She Would Play With Maureen But Then They Changed Their Partners. Maureen Is Playing With Dragomir Ilie And Ipek With Yulia Beygelzimer

Yonge
Jan 20th, 2005, 07:28 AM
Dragomir Ilie/Drake def. Blahotova/Prusova 6-4 6-1

up next: Asagoe/Srebotnik

bovina_forever
Jan 20th, 2005, 08:35 PM
Dragomir Ilie/Drake def. Blahotova/Prusova 6-4 6-1

up next: Asagoe/Srebotnik
that is going t obe a hard one

joeytaylor9
Jan 22nd, 2005, 12:37 AM
they wil prob lose

bovina_forever
Jan 22nd, 2005, 05:33 PM
they wil prob lose
that is thee spirit :p
as much as i hate to say it she most likely will

bovina_forever
Jan 22nd, 2005, 05:37 PM
they lost but it was 3 sets long 4-6 6-3 5-7

patricktav2003
Jan 25th, 2005, 10:12 PM
great effort from Drake in doubles!!!

FedererFan84
Jan 30th, 2005, 11:07 PM
Maureen is not on any commitment lists, ITF or WTA for a while. Does anyone know when her next tournement is?

justinDisco
Feb 2nd, 2005, 09:07 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if has retired-or will only play wimbledon and the Roger's cup.
She doesn't seem to want to play any tournaments!

bovina_forever
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:50 PM
Maureen is not on any commitment lists, ITF or WTA for a while. Does anyone know when her next tournement is?
She is in the qualifying for Gaz de France

bovina_forever
Feb 5th, 2005, 05:57 PM
She is in the qualifying for Gaz de France
but she lost in the first round to Yakimova 2-6 3-6

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:38 AM
Surprising? no ;)

joeytaylor9
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:32 PM
...

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 6th, 2005, 03:59 PM
Vancouver doesn't exist anymore...So i guess they will give her a WC in Tonronto and she will retire there. I expect WC to be ehr, Mara and Steph, though Aleks should get it over mo!

bovina_forever
Feb 6th, 2005, 04:07 PM
Maybe she should retire and try coaching.

joeytaylor9
Feb 6th, 2005, 09:53 PM
why doesnt vancouver exist anymore?

bovina_forever
Feb 11th, 2005, 10:08 PM
She is in the qualfying draw for Proximus Diamond Games

CoryAnnAvants#1
Feb 13th, 2005, 07:56 PM
She lost to #105 Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian 6-4 6-7 6-1, but she's in the doubles draw with Vanessa Henke. They play #3 seeds Jelena Kostanic/Claudine Schaul in the opening round. It's winnable IMO. Schaul and Kostanic are both slumping pretty badly, so hopefully Mo can get her game together.

I don't think Maureen will retire this year. She has the ranking to get into the doubles draws of WTA events and as long as she can do that, she'll continue playing. I still think she can get her singles ranking to around the 100 mark, but she needs to play challengers for that to happen. Her game isn't at WTA level now.

patricktav2003
Feb 22nd, 2005, 04:17 PM
Congratulations MO she is in the top 100th in double for the first time of her long career!!!:eek: 94th in the world at 32 yrs old!!
maybe she will play a other year just for the doubles!! will see never known with her!!!:)

bovina_forever
Feb 22nd, 2005, 07:51 PM
Her doubles rank is 96 last time i looked (a few min ago) and she is 33 ;)

FedererFan84
Feb 22nd, 2005, 10:02 PM
34 on March 21st!! :) :) :)

bovina_forever
Feb 24th, 2005, 11:05 PM
Drake won her doubles match 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 :bounce:

Boss monkey
Aug 8th, 2005, 07:50 PM
I found some articles on Maureen Drake you guys have probably seen them befor since they are old (1999) but I enjoyed reading them and leard alot about Maureen.

Determined Drake gets in
Qualifying for play at the du Maurier just the first step

By TONY MARASCHIELLO -- Toronto Sun
Maureen Drake credits a holistic approach to tennis for helping rejuvenate her career.
Yesterday, the Toronto native showed that a wicked two-handed backhand also can do wonders after a tidy 6-1, 6-3 win over Miriam Oremans of the Netherlands in qualifying for the du Maurier Open women's tennis championship.
With the win, Drake grabbed one of eight qualifier spots in the main singles draw of the $1.05-million US event, which gets under way today at York University.
"I'm playing with purpose this week," said Drake, who is nicknamed Mo Majick and is Canada's top female player at No. 54 in the world.
"I've been working very hard, both spiritually and physically."
Drake will take on unseeded Anne Kremer of Luxembourg in a first-round match today.
Toronto's Vanessa Webb, the only other Canadian remaining in qualifying yesterday, lost her match to Emilie Loit of France, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
Drake, who joins Sonya Jeyaseelan and Renata Kolbovic, both of Toronto, and Martina Nejedly of Richmond, B.C., as the Canadian contingent in the main draw, has seen her ranking improve more than 80 places since she made the round of 16 at the Australian Open in January. It was by far the best result of Drake's eight-year pro career.
"I've worked hard to overcome my self-destructive behaviour," said Drake, 28, who is living in Miami where she works with a team of coaches and trainers who stress a spiritual approach to life.
"The Maureen Drake of old used to throw fits on the court when things didn't go well and would often cry after matches. I'm not saying everything is perfect now. I'm like a recovering alcoholic, I still have my moments."
Despite her successful qualifying run, Drake still is upset she was forced to play her way into the tournament. While her ranking is not high enough to get her direct entry -- the cutoff was 48th -- Drake figures Tennis Canada should have given her one of the available wild cards since she is the country's top player.
"I came here to send a message," Drake said yesterday. "I want to show everyone that where I'm ranked now is no fluke."
The official reason Drake did not receive a wild-card berth is because she chose not to sign a players' contract with Tennis Canada this year. The contract in part turns over all marketing rights of a player to the national sports body.
"For the first eight years of my career, I'm basically ignored," Drake said. "Now that I'm doing well, everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon. Where was everyone when I really needed them?"
Meanwhile, the 208th-ranked Kolbovic plays her first-round match tonight on centre court against qualifier Marlene Weingartner of Germany.
The 282nd-ranked Nejedly, sister of injured Canadian pro Jana Nejedly, faces unseeded Nathalie Dechy of France at 11 a.m. on Court 2.
Jeyaseelan, 121st in the world, will play her first-round match tomorrow against Ai Sugiyama of Japan.

Boss monkey
Aug 8th, 2005, 08:02 PM
Drake slays her demons
Overcomes troubled childhood to fulfil her potential and become Canada's top player

By STEVE SIMMONS -- Toronto Sun
Maureen Drake can't forget about the car rides home after tournaments and the pain and abuse she just accepted as a matter of growing up.
"He'd hit me,'' said Drake, who at age 28 is suddenly and almost miraculously the No. 1 tennis player in Canada. "I'd be in the car after a tournament and he'd slap me.
"It was all about winning and making money. Nothing about doing it for the sheer joy. It's something that's not new, it's something that is around. Parents need to be brought to attention that it is not right, it's not good.
"I grew up thinking everything was okay. That's what you did.''

Maureen Drake began to reveal the secrets of her uncomfortable past while sitting in the comfortable armchairs in an interview room at the National Tennis Centre, after doing something she had never done before: Winning an opening-round match at the du Maurier Canadian Open.
She is another tennis player with another story of parental love, parental push, parental abuse.
A few years ago, another Canadian, Sonya Jeyseelan, told a similar tale of a childhood stolen. Before that, Mary Pierce's father had to be banished from tournaments and Mirjana Lucic had to escape Croatia to get away from her coach, her father.
"I tried to confront my dad about the way he treated me,'' Drake said of her father, August, her longtime tennis coach. "He was physically and verbally abusive. I had to confront my mother about it. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do.
"To confront my dad was very tough for me. My father and I tried to make amends. I'd say, 'This is how I hated to be treated' ... He couldn't accept what I was saying.
"I used to think I had a happy childhood ... He had good intentions ... It has been tough, very tough for me.''
The previous time Maureen Drake played singles at the Canadian Open, she came off the court in tears.
It was six years ago to the day of yesterday's victory over Anne Kremer. She had lost in straight sets to somebody named Ginger Helgeson and seemed lost. Her coach had moved on. Her support group was non-existent. Her career was going nowhere. She couldn't contain her emotions, couldn't stop crying.
"I never used to be able to dream,'' Drake said, talking about her past and her future. She couldn't find within her what she now calls "a child-like essence."
"There wasn't a lot of communication in my household, not a lot of attention paid to me,'' she said. "There was not a lot of love. It was strict, rigid, and that's how I played.''
She always could hit a tennis ball. It was life she wasn't so good at. Drake was an emotional outburst waiting to happen, a kid who would abuse herself mentally, more than her opponents would ever beat her physically on the court. She was one of those talents who always would be around, never had enough to make it.
Now, everything in her life has changed. She grew up on the courts at Cedarvale Park and now lives in Florida. Her father doesn't coach her. They have no relationship. She came into this tournament as the 52nd-ranked player in the world at an age when most players are considering retirement: At 20, she was ranked 171st; At 25, she was 175th. Before this year, her career earnings in 12 professional seasons was $249,624.
This is her season as an overnight success, her time to be a headline. Before yesterday, she had played in eight Canadian Opens and never won so much as a set. Before this weekend, no one would have noticed whether she had to qualify for the Open or was given one of those "I'm a Canadian" wild-card spots.
Suddenly, for the first time in her life, Maureen Drake is a tennis story, a Canadian story we should know about, an athlete who should not have been forced to qualify for this tournament, who should have been welcomed home with arms open wide.
But the politics of her sport interfered. Forget the nationality part, her ranking alone should have placed in her in the main draw instead of in the qualifying round. Imagine the uproar had the Canadian Open golf tournament had its tournament next month and insisted Mike Weir first qualify.
"That would have been huge,'' Drake said. "I just think (what happened here) is very unfair ... Tennis Canada needs to look at and change that policy.''
The way Drake has changed her game and her life. She lives in Miami, is trained by holistic Jamaicans, does more work on her mental outlook than she does on her serve.
"So every day is a like a gift,'' Maureen Drake said. "You know, I am just happy to be alive and healthy and just doing my thing that I love to do.
"For all the years that I've been on the tour and I haven't reached my potential, that is what I'm working toward. Fulfilling my potential ... I mean, it was just amazing to come back (home) as the No. 1 player (in Canada). This is the real Maureen Drake, the real Mo Majick.''

Randy H
Aug 8th, 2005, 08:22 PM
Thanks for these articles :) Last week Maureen won a round of doubles in the main draw of tier 1 San Diego, so things are still looking positive there. With a couple more wins in doubles for the year she should be able to lock up another top 100 finish :D

Sadly I'm not sure what Mo's intentions are for singles right now, as she seems to have chosen to play singles qualifying at tour level when her ranking is sufficient rather than attempt to play some ITF challengers. But, with her doubles still at top 100 level, I suppose she would rather put her energy into that right now and if she can get a few singles results along the way, added bonus.

Looking forward to seeing her in Toronto next week to cheer her on loud and proud :D

¤CharlDa¤
Aug 8th, 2005, 09:24 PM
*Cd prepares to ignore Rnady for 30 minutes ( the length of Mo's match) in Toronto*

joeytaylor9
Aug 11th, 2005, 03:10 PM
that was mean and uncalled for, can't wait to see how your quebec girls are gonna do, not gonna last more then 30 min either

matthieu_tennis
Aug 11th, 2005, 05:04 PM
you are jalous ::)

joeytaylor9
Aug 11th, 2005, 10:02 PM
I'm not jelous at ALL, all i'm saying is give the girl some slack at least SHE made the top 60 something your Pelletier hasn't accomplished, so give her a break. Oh and let me guess your from quebec too.

Boss monkey
Aug 11th, 2005, 10:27 PM
I'm not jelous at ALL, all i'm saying is give the girl some slack at least SHE made the top 60 something your Pelletier hasn't accomplished, so give her a break. Oh and let me guess your from quebec too.
you mean top 50 :p .

matthieu_tennis
Aug 11th, 2005, 11:47 PM
but maurren drake in double its enough for her i think
look she lost 3 and 1 agaist jill craybas horible match last years lol ;)

matthieu_tennis
Aug 11th, 2005, 11:47 PM
i like maurreen, but i think its the time to boost the younger

matthieu_tennis
Aug 11th, 2005, 11:48 PM
and maureeen make 4rounth at Ao and beat shnyder but her carreer in single is finish

Boss monkey
Aug 12th, 2005, 05:16 PM
but maurren drake in double its enough for her i think
look she lost 3 and 1 agaist jill craybas horible match last years lol ;)
hey Jill Craybas had a great 2004 she made it to the QF of miami, and had year end rank in the top 60 which was ranked alot higher than Maurren at that time. And if i may take a page from joeytaylor9's book Pelletier has lost to players she should have beat lots of times but no one is telling her to stop playing singles, if she can still play singles why not let her?she could pick some extra prize money and points and help improve her game, and lest not forget Maurren is 34.

joeytaylor9
Aug 12th, 2005, 09:12 PM
hey Jill Craybas had a great 2004 she made it to the QF of miami, and had year end rank in the top 60 which was ranked alot higher than Maurren at that time. And if i may take a page from joeytaylor9's book Pelletier has lost to players she should have beat lots of times but no one is telling her to stop playing singles, if she can still play singles why not let her?she could pick some extra prize money and points and help improve her game, and lest not forget Maurren is 34.
thank you, i absolutly agree :)
so maybe Mathieu and Poulin should watch what they say before they start insulting tennis players that aren't from Quebec. :fiery:

joeytaylor9
Aug 12th, 2005, 09:19 PM
Drake slays her demons
Overcomes troubled childhood to fulfil her potential and become Canada's top player

By STEVE SIMMONS -- Toronto Sun
Maureen Drake can't forget about the car rides home after tournaments and the pain and abuse she just accepted as a matter of growing up.
"He'd hit me,'' said Drake, who at age 28 is suddenly and almost miraculously the No. 1 tennis player in Canada. "I'd be in the car after a tournament and he'd slap me.
"It was all about winning and making money. Nothing about doing it for the sheer joy. It's something that's not new, it's something that is around. Parents need to be brought to attention that it is not right, it's not good.
"I grew up thinking everything was okay. That's what you did.''

Maureen Drake began to reveal the secrets of her uncomfortable past while sitting in the comfortable armchairs in an interview room at the National Tennis Centre, after doing something she had never done before: Winning an opening-round match at the du Maurier Canadian Open.
She is another tennis player with another story of parental love, parental push, parental abuse.
A few years ago, another Canadian, Sonya Jeyseelan, told a similar tale of a childhood stolen. Before that, Mary Pierce's father had to be banished from tournaments and Mirjana Lucic had to escape Croatia to get away from her coach, her father.
"I tried to confront my dad about the way he treated me,'' Drake said of her father, August, her longtime tennis coach. "He was physically and verbally abusive. I had to confront my mother about it. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do.
"To confront my dad was very tough for me. My father and I tried to make amends. I'd say, 'This is how I hated to be treated' ... He couldn't accept what I was saying.
"I used to think I had a happy childhood ... He had good intentions ... It has been tough, very tough for me.''
The previous time Maureen Drake played singles at the Canadian Open, she came off the court in tears.
It was six years ago to the day of yesterday's victory over Anne Kremer. She had lost in straight sets to somebody named Ginger Helgeson and seemed lost. Her coach had moved on. Her support group was non-existent. Her career was going nowhere. She couldn't contain her emotions, couldn't stop crying.
"I never used to be able to dream,'' Drake said, talking about her past and her future. She couldn't find within her what she now calls "a child-like essence."
"There wasn't a lot of communication in my household, not a lot of attention paid to me,'' she said. "There was not a lot of love. It was strict, rigid, and that's how I played.''
She always could hit a tennis ball. It was life she wasn't so good at. Drake was an emotional outburst waiting to happen, a kid who would abuse herself mentally, more than her opponents would ever beat her physically on the court. She was one of those talents who always would be around, never had enough to make it.
Now, everything in her life has changed. She grew up on the courts at Cedarvale Park and now lives in Florida. Her father doesn't coach her. They have no relationship. She came into this tournament as the 52nd-ranked player in the world at an age when most players are considering retirement: At 20, she was ranked 171st; At 25, she was 175th. Before this year, her career earnings in 12 professional seasons was $249,624.
This is her season as an overnight success, her time to be a headline. Before yesterday, she had played in eight Canadian Opens and never won so much as a set. Before this weekend, no one would have noticed whether she had to qualify for the Open or was given one of those "I'm a Canadian" wild-card spots.
Suddenly, for the first time in her life, Maureen Drake is a tennis story, a Canadian story we should know about, an athlete who should not have been forced to qualify for this tournament, who should have been welcomed home with arms open wide.
But the politics of her sport interfered. Forget the nationality part, her ranking alone should have placed in her in the main draw instead of in the qualifying round. Imagine the uproar had the Canadian Open golf tournament had its tournament next month and insisted Mike Weir first qualify.
"That would have been huge,'' Drake said. "I just think (what happened here) is very unfair ... Tennis Canada needs to look at and change that policy.''
The way Drake has changed her game and her life. She lives in Miami, is trained by holistic Jamaicans, does more work on her mental outlook than she does on her serve.
"So every day is a like a gift,'' Maureen Drake said. "You know, I am just happy to be alive and healthy and just doing my thing that I love to do.
"For all the years that I've been on the tour and I haven't reached my potential, that is what I'm working toward. Fulfilling my potential ... I mean, it was just amazing to come back (home) as the No. 1 player (in Canada). This is the real Maureen Drake, the real Mo Majick.''

Awsome article, i had never read that before and didn't have a clue, I would be interested in reading Sonya Jeyseelan story but I can't find it anywere, so if you know where it is could someone let me know please

matthieu_tennis
Aug 12th, 2005, 10:49 PM
did you see the match she made ue's after ue's
my name is matthieu with two ,t, so watch :)

joeytaylor9
Aug 12th, 2005, 11:51 PM
tomato, tomato, who cares

Boss monkey
Aug 15th, 2005, 09:00 PM
did you see the match she made ue's after ue's
my name is matthieu with two ,t, so watch :)
First of all that was uncalled for, you don't like it when joeytaylor9 starts saying that Marie-Eve Pelletier suck, then you turn around and say that Maureen sucks :rolleyes:. What gives you the right to do that your such a hypocrite.

matthieu_tennis
Aug 15th, 2005, 11:04 PM
lol i dont said maurenn suck look i said her career in single is finish lol
maurreen has a better career than pelletier because she was 47 i tihnk :)

joeytaylor9
Aug 16th, 2005, 03:11 PM
lol i dont said maurenn suck look i said her career in single is finish lol
maurreen has a better career than pelletier because she was 47 i tihnk :)
oh my god, dont start changing your stories now, we both know you think Pelletier is top shit when shes NOT and you think Maureen sucks.You shouldn't start saying stuff about players if you can't back it up.

¤CharlDa¤
Aug 18th, 2005, 03:41 AM
Were yu there for Maureen's match this week? NO...

Marie-Eve got killed, but she cared. Maureen was just not caring at all about the result, and when asked by randy whether her singles career was about to stop, she said she would definitely not play any challengers and might do few tour events but that's it.

So if Maureen herself says her singles career is done, why can't we say it? :confused:

joeytaylor9
Aug 18th, 2005, 03:38 PM
i think she cares, if she wouldn't care anymore she would retire dont you think.

Boss monkey
Aug 18th, 2005, 03:43 PM
Were yu there for Maureen's match this week? NO...

Marie-Eve got killed, but she cared. Maureen was just not caring at all about the result, and when asked by randy whether her singles career was about to stop, she said she would definitely not play any challengers and might do few tour events but that's it.

So if Maureen herself says her singles career is done, why can't we say it? :confused:
First of all we had no real conformation of what Maureen thought about her own singles career it was speculation up untill now, and second how do you know i was not there ;)

¤CharlDa¤
Aug 18th, 2005, 05:05 PM
My post was for joey, not u ;)

Maureen clearly said she didn't care, played like she didn't care, looked like she didn't care in singles. But she still cares about doubles, so she won't retire until she stops caring about doubles. She'll just play like maybe Quebec city in singles or sthing.

Boss monkey
Aug 18th, 2005, 08:01 PM
My post was for joey, not u ;)
Whatever:ras:

joeytaylor9
Aug 25th, 2005, 12:21 AM
Good try maureen

¤CharlDa¤
Aug 25th, 2005, 04:05 AM
Maureen officially announced her singles retirement after this loss. Might be for the best as she can concentrate solely on doubles!

FedererFan84
Aug 30th, 2005, 10:26 PM
She is enterred in qualifying for the 75K tournement in Albuquerque. Maybe she'll pull out??

¤CharlDa¤
Aug 31st, 2005, 12:06 AM
I guess she entered before her loss in the Us Open.

Drake1980
Sep 15th, 2005, 05:23 AM
Maureen is playing New Mexico next week so she still has a few more singles matches to go I hope. I really hope she plays Quebec City.

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 15th, 2005, 05:27 PM
Sorry Drake1980, but I still think Mo's words of not playing singles anymore are relevant. I was even there when she said she wouldn't play any more challengers. That's wy I'm surprised she is still in Albuquerque! As for Quebec city, she didn't come last year, prefered Phily, but i think logically, she should come and play soubles in quebec city, she could easily win the title with a good partner!

Drake1980
Sep 20th, 2005, 08:22 PM
Maureen is still going strong. She is playing Singles in New Mexico this week. Hopefully she can do well. Maybe she wants to see if she can get her ranking high enough to get into The Australian Open one last time. I really hope she will play Quebec City.

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 21st, 2005, 03:21 AM
Well Well Well, Maureen still in there, I must say I am incredibly surprised that she decided to play this one. And good enough, she has a pretty easy draw and could get to the quarters, where is trongly hope she loses to dubois, cause i want steph to defend as much as possible.

Drake1980
Sep 21st, 2005, 06:52 AM
Lets just hope it's Maureen vs. Steph in the QF! How cool would that be?

joeytaylor9
Sep 22nd, 2005, 04:59 AM
Well Well Well, Maureen still in there, I must say I am incredibly surprised that she decided to play this one. And good enough, she has a pretty easy draw and could get to the quarters, where is trongly hope she loses to dubois, cause i want steph to defend as much as possible.
well well well, if it isn't Mr. King shit himself that thinks he knows everything about canadian tennis. Looks like maureen is still playing singles, and I hope she does do well in this tournament if it's her <last one>

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 22nd, 2005, 05:35 PM
I was surprised not to see you in that thread earlier :lol:

~CANUCK~
Sep 22nd, 2005, 05:45 PM
well well well, if it isn't Mr. King shit himself that thinks he knows everything about canadian tennis. Looks like maureen is still playing singles, and I hope she does do well in this tournament if it's her <last one>

um who are you to talk like that, he does know alot about canadian tennis since he is friends with 3/4 of the canadian team.

joeytaylor9
Sep 22nd, 2005, 07:13 PM
um who are you to talk like that, he does know alot about canadian tennis since he is friends with 3/4 of the canadian team.
wow...your cool... its called bull shit buddy, i can be <friends> with the whole canadian team if i want to, and its people like you that would believe me. But anyways, this argument was about Maureen playing Dubois, and it doesnt look like its going to happen since Dubois lost 1 round. But thanks for the comment anyways, greatly appreciated ;) ciao

Drake1980
Sep 22nd, 2005, 07:22 PM
Where's the love guys? It's all good. It's too bad Maureen and Steph won't be doing battle but hopefully Maureen can take advantage of the Draw and make the Semis or better. She has a tough one today.

joeytaylor9
Sep 22nd, 2005, 11:46 PM
did Maureen play yet?

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 23rd, 2005, 03:28 AM
wow...your cool... its called bull shit buddy, i can be <friends> with the whole canadian team if i want to, and its people like you that would believe me. But anyways, this argument was about Maureen playing Dubois, and it doesnt look like its going to happen since Dubois lost 1 round. But thanks for the comment anyways, greatly appreciated ;) ciao

First, bitching stephanie here jsut clearly shows how you don't care about those girls and jsut want to look interesting.

Second, Shaun and I are great friends and he was a witness of some exchanges, he might know a lil more than you about my life.

joeytaylor9
Sep 23rd, 2005, 08:23 PM
First, bitching stephanie here jsut clearly shows how you don't care about those girls and jsut want to look interesting.

Second, Shaun and I are great friends and he was a witness of some exchanges, he might know a lil more than you about my life.

first of all this is a maureen drake thread, if i would care about dubois I would just go in a dubois thread dont you think? And second, i couldnt care less if Shawn is your friend, and im sure he does know more about your life then me but who cares in the end? So ya you guys are a cool...

joeytaylor9
Sep 23rd, 2005, 08:28 PM
oh and btw maureen won her first 2 matches so good job :)

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 23rd, 2005, 11:24 PM
Honestly Joey, before you arrived in those threads, everything was going so smoothly. You are jsut trying to stir up shit as more as you can. Please stop that, we aren't coming here to defend against useless attacks.

joeytaylor9
Sep 24th, 2005, 05:43 PM
Honestly Joey, before you arrived in those threads, everything was going so smoothly. You are jsut trying to stir up shit as more as you can. Please stop that, we aren't coming here to defend against useless attacks.
k, listen, if your going to attempt to tell me off, make sure you know what your talking about ok. this is a maureen drake thread, if your not a fan of her, then why the fuck are you in here in the first place. When we want news on the quebec girls, we will ask you for some info, until then we will pass thanks. later loser :kiss:

Boss monkey
Sep 26th, 2005, 08:10 PM
this was a great week for MO she made it to the finals of Albuquerque, she still has it in her i am so happy for her :bounce:

Boss monkey
Sep 26th, 2005, 08:28 PM
Maureen is also on the entry list for $50,000 Ashland, KY

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 27th, 2005, 05:12 AM
She faces Tongsalee in round one

joeytaylor9
Sep 30th, 2005, 03:38 PM
she lost:(

Drake1980
Sep 30th, 2005, 08:16 PM
She's going to win the Doubles though.

joeytaylor9
Oct 8th, 2005, 01:30 AM
Maureen won her 2 single matches in the Troy challenger. She won her first match 7-5 6-4 vs the lucky loser Francesca Lubiani. And she upset the #4 seed Milagros Sequera 6-4 6-4. Good Job :D keep it up

Boss monkey
Jan 29th, 2006, 12:03 AM
With Mo doubles win at $25,000 Fort Walton Beach, FL 2006 and her second round aperance at $25,000 Tampa, FL 2006 does any know what her new doubles rank will be?

thanks :wavey:

Drake1980
Feb 6th, 2006, 02:49 PM
I think she's ranked around 110

Jess Barker
Feb 6th, 2006, 03:44 PM
She's going to win the Doubles though.

The avatar is the cat's meow! That's Maureen I know. What a dame! ;)

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 7th, 2006, 03:15 AM
Mo won her second qualy round to tough cookie Mekishvili 6-4 7-6! Good win for her!

SloKid
Sep 23rd, 2006, 10:16 AM
Here's a pic of Mo I took in Portoroz during her QF doubles match with Muller against Birnerova/Loit
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n254/SloKid/WTA%20Portoroz%202006/IMG_2378.jpg

I think I have one or two more, will upload later. :)

Boss monkey
Sep 24th, 2006, 02:18 AM
what a bad tan line :p

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 25th, 2006, 05:35 AM
Mo gained some pounds, even since montreal it seems :confused:

Drake1980
Sep 27th, 2006, 01:22 AM
Awesome picture. Thank you!!!

spiceboy
Jun 6th, 2007, 08:50 AM
http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/221468

A new beginning for Drake

The loss of a love and a tennis dream has given the Canadian player a different direction in life and the game she loves

Jun 05, 2007 04:30 AM
Sharda Prashad
STAFF Reporter

For 17 years, Maureen Drake flirted with tennis stardom.

On the pro circuit, the Toronto-born-and-bred Drake played close to 800 singles matches around the world, winning six titles; seven more in doubles. She played against the best, giving as good as she got. In 2002, she took world No. 1 Venus Williams to three sets before losing in the third round at Wimbledon, and she made it to the fourth round at the Australian Open in 1999, the same year she hit her highest ranking of No. 47.

A good player ... but not quite a star; her own country rarely took notice outside of dispatches about Canada's team in the Fed Cup.

Today, she struggles to come to terms with the loss of her tennis dream, while trying to hold on to the game that has defined her very being since childhood. Because it's still all about tennis for Drake. Through a rough childhood and heartbreaking losses on, and off, the court, the game remains.

"People think when you're a tennis player it's so glamorous and you make so much money," Drake says, playing with her long blonde tresses. "It's just the elite top 10, top 20. ... People think you go on shopping sprees and you're on the red carpet ... and then there's the rest of us."

On a tennis court tucked between apartment buildings in uptown Toronto, the 36-year-old Drake is the patient, encouraging teacher of the game bred in her bones.

She tells you what she likes ("Your footwork and you're a quick learner just like me") and is quick to compare your talents, in a good way: "That's how Serena (Williams) hits an open stance," she says.

For $62 an hour, Drake dispenses her tennis wisdom at Greenwin Tennis Club, a small neighbourhood club in the Yonge-Davisville area that will never be mistaken for Wimbledon or Roland Garros or Flushing Meadow.

It is welcome work. Seventeen years on tour produced $780,000 (U.S.) in winnings – about $48,000 a year. She lives with her mother and takes the subway to work. She says she is retired from singles play on tour, but hasn't given up on doubles – though she has yet to play a tournament this year – and trains four hours a week with her coach Trust Chen Pow.

It's not quite what she had planned. In January this year, she broke up with her Moroccan fiancé.

"I really thought he was the one," Drake says sadly over a green tea latte at a local café. She was going to move to Morocco and start a family.

She met the teaching pro in May 2005 while on tour in Morocco, and although he couldn't speak English well and she couldn't speak French or Arabic, they fell in love.

Drake learned her fiancé's languages, he put in time learning hers. The romance blossomed, then fizzled. Drake isn't over him. She thought she would try the online dating thing – the new equivalent of dipping your toes back in the dating pool – but after a brief try on LavaLife and MySpace, decided she wasn't quite ready.

So, for now, the Greenwin club makes sense. A return to her roots of sorts, but she acknowledges the past was not always pleasant.

Drake, an only child, grew up in Toronto under the tough tutelage of her father, August Koprivnik. Originally from Slovakia, the construction worker wanted his daughter to fit into Canadian society so insisted she take on her mother's last name.

Her dad coached her until she was 14, then accompanied her to tournaments until she was 19. Drake says he was always very negative and hit her in the car after tournaments if she didn't play well. "It wasn't a father-daughter relationship, it was more of a tennis relationship," she recalls matter-of-factly. The pair are estranged and Koprivnik could not be reached for comment.

With the help of a spiritual advisor who was part of the coaching team that helped her crack the top 50, Drake says she was able to release her negative feelings and confront her father.

Drake says someone who did a good job as a tennis dad was Venus and Serena Williams' dad. He left his daughters feeling they could do whatever they wanted, she says, and that's how she wants to be as a coach.

She plans to take a teaching certification course for tennis, if and when she decides to officially retire as a pro player. Whatever life's path, tennis is a central theme.

"Definitely," she says. "Whether it's teaching, or playing recreationally or playing seniors tennis. And if I have a family, I'll get my kids involved. I will introduce them to tennis. I love the game."

For now, though, there are still some unresolved issues, and learning to live without the dream.

"I'm a little bit disappointed as I would have liked to keep playing tennis longer," she says. "I have to accept where I am."

"I'm an in the moment type of person. I'll just take it one day at a time and see what's out there."

patricio
Jun 6th, 2007, 09:12 PM
Poor Maureen

justinDisco
Jun 9th, 2007, 12:17 AM
It's good to hear what she's up to. To be honest, she was what got me really interested in tennis. I had always followed tennis, but after she reached the 4th round of the australian open i thought maybe she was going to break through. And realistically, until Wozniak this year, Drake was our only hope since the new millenium began.
I certainly would pay 62 bucks for a tennis lesson from her. Especially if she teaches me the proper way to curse after missing a shot!
All the best Maureen!

coetzergambill
Mar 13th, 2012, 08:38 AM
nice article on the official wta page about maureen and what she has been up to since retiring:

http://www.wtatennis.com/page/OffCourtNews/Read/0,,12781~2649410,00.html

coetzergambill
Jul 15th, 2014, 08:32 AM
Maureen has played qualies at the 25k Granby this week. she lost in the first round to (2)Bowtell 64 46 75

i'm suprised that she came back to the tour again, but nice to see she's obviously still enjoying to play. and also great to see that she lost at such a close score, she still has the potential to threaten the tour players. i'm curious if she'll play some more tournaments this year.

Brad1973
Jul 15th, 2014, 02:45 PM
that's awesome. i'd love to see her get some wins

coetzergambill
Oct 18th, 2014, 01:23 PM
50k Saguenay:

QR1: Drake vs. (5)Wlodarczak

gl maureen, get the win this time!

coetzergambill
Oct 19th, 2014, 01:53 PM
QR1: Drake def. (5)Wlodarczak 64 46 23 ret.
QR2: Drake vs. Oosterhout

:bounce: what an unexpected win, even if it was by retirement, but still a great result. suprising how she can still play at that level :) gl in QR2, the draw is wide open now. get to the final qualy round now!

Brad1973
Oct 20th, 2014, 12:16 AM
She beat Oosterhout today in three sets. She can go the distance. One win away from the main draw.

coetzergambill
Oct 20th, 2014, 03:31 PM
QR2: Drake def. Oosterhout 64 57 61
QR3: Drake vs. (4)Grajdek

:bounce: great win. now get the upset and get a main draw spot. would be such a great achievement :)

Super Dave
Oct 20th, 2014, 03:32 PM
Good luck to Mo :D

Brad1973
Oct 20th, 2014, 07:12 PM
She came up short today, but good showing nonetheless. I hope to see her in Toronto next week.

coetzergambill
Oct 21st, 2014, 07:43 PM
:hug: still a good showing. hope she plays some more events :)

coetzergambill
Oct 25th, 2014, 11:44 AM
50k Toronto:

QR1: Drake vs. Perper

go get some more wins!

coetzergambill
Oct 26th, 2014, 11:28 AM
QR1: Drake vs. Perper 62 63
QR2: Drake vs. (7)Leduc

go maureen, keep winning!

letshavefun3
Oct 26th, 2014, 06:51 PM
She wrote to @tennisincanada on Twitter that she would consider going to the tour full time in doubles!

LoLex
Oct 27th, 2014, 12:59 PM
She wrote to @tennisincanada on Twitter that she would consider going to the tour full time in doubles!

Great news!

coetzergambill
Oct 27th, 2014, 02:41 PM
QR2: Drake def. (7)Leduc 61 64
QR3: Drake vs. (3)Stevenson

great upset in QR2. great match up, two veterans battling it out for a main draw spot. and nice to hear she's thinking about coming back to the tour once again. and after the results she's been showing since last week, she should consider to play singles again, too :)

R1: (WC)Drake/Stevenson vs. (WC)Broomfield/Stollar

gl in doubles with lexy, too!

LoLex
Oct 27th, 2014, 02:52 PM
Wow. Mo and Lexy in doubles, two unique personalities.

Brad1973
Oct 27th, 2014, 09:34 PM
Love the Drake! I saw her match today. She won quite a few points with drop shots; Stevenson is pretty slow. In the end Maureen lost 6-3, 6-3. She's played three tournaments this year; does that mean she gets a world ranking?

coetzergambill
Oct 28th, 2014, 12:34 AM
R1: (WC)Broomfield/Stoller def. (WC)Drake/Stevenson 63 75

:hug: a pity they couldn't win in doubles. still nice to see her having good singles results and also being able to play two matches in one day.

letshavefun3
Oct 28th, 2014, 07:02 PM
Love the Drake! I saw her match today. She won quite a few points with drop shots; Stevenson is pretty slow. In the end Maureen lost 6-3, 6-3. She's played three tournaments this year; does that mean she gets a world ranking?

I don't think so as she either needs three tournaments where she earns at least one point (Grandby she received 0 points) OR needs ten points - she only has 6 so far.

LoLex
Oct 29th, 2014, 02:34 PM
^ She can totally do it. I hope she continues her run in ITFs.