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Jeff Jan 15th, 2002 10:56 AM

VWTT Australian Open, 2002: Draw and Results.
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<BR><font color=orange>Australian Open, 2002</font></H1><font color=d9d919>

<P>G'Day Mates! Welcome to Melbourne Park, host of the first Grand Slam on the VWTT Tour, The Australian Open. All players on tour have travelled here in hopes of being the first ever to carry a Grand Slam Trophy. The fact that VWTT has only been running for a couple of weeks, there isn't anyone who can be declared the clearout favorite. Some players expected to do well here, are #3 seed, Jelena Dokic, who surprised the world a couple of weeks ago, crushing everyone in her path on the way to winning the first tournament of the year, The Tier III Thalgo Australian Women's Hardcourt. #1 seed, Jana Novotna, who won the Tier II Adidas International last week, is also someone to watch.
<P>With all players pretty much on level ground to this point, this tournament is surely going to be interesting to watch. This is the first tournament in which all players are entered. Whoever wins this will obtain position as the #1 player in the world. Currently Jana Novotna stands atop all rankings: Singles and doubles. Will she be able to protect it or will one of the other 25 hopefuls reign supreme? And Jelena Dokic, will she beable to prove herself once again, after being upset in the first round of the Adidas International last week? Only the next two weeks will answer all. Let the matches begin! It's Aussie Time!</P>

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Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria in Australia. It is the second largest city in Australia. It was voted the worlds' most livable city in 1994 and the least polluted for a city of its size. Melbourne is renowned for its parks, fickle weather, clanging trams, upside-down river, football and its cosmopolitan outlook. It is also the financial capital of Australia.
<P>The city centre consists of a 7 sq km rectangular grid of streets bordered by the Yarra to the south, the Spencer St railway station to the west and the Fitzroy Garden to the east. Two of Melbourne's most obvious central landmarks are the recently renovated Flinders St Station and the neo-Gothic St Paul's Cathedral. North of these buildings lies the continuing saga that is the badly planned city square (construction of a hotel/apartment/shopping complex has commenced), the boom-years' Town Hall, the domed and pillared building containing the State Library and the flamboyant City Baths.</P>
<P>The key to an important facet of Melbourne's character can be found on the sportsgrounds scattered on the parkland to the south-east of the city centre, including Flinders, Olympic and Yarra parks. The superb Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and the National Tennis Centre reflect Melburnians' renowned passion for sport.</P><BR><BR>
<H4><font color=orange>Accomodations</H4>
<P><IMG SRC="" width=234 height=153 align=left>All Players will be staying at the luxurious Sheraton Towers Southgate, located in downtown Melbourne. From its superb river front location, Sheraton Towers Southgate provides views of Melbourne's skyline and the Yarra River. The hotel is surrounded by a fascinating blend of culture, business, shopping, restaurants, bars, and a cosmopolitan parade of life.
On-site facilities include: Health club, heated lap pool, spa, sauna, steam room, and a fully equipped business center with global communication facilities. Personal computers are also available.
All 386 spacious, luxurious rooms include: air conditioning, television with in-house movie channels, self-service minibars, coffee and tea making facilities, and many other features.

<font size=5><U><font color=orange>Seeded Players</font></font></U><BR>
<font color=yellow>1. Jana Novotna<BR>2. Martina Hingis<BR>3. Jelena Dokic<BR>4. Iva Majoli<BR>5. Julia Jans<BR>6. Serena Williams</font><BR><BR>
<font size=5><U><font color=orange>Schedule for Results</font></font></U><BR><font color=yellow>1st Rnd: After 1st Round Results at the Australian Open<BR>
Rnd of 16: After Third Round Results at the Australian Open<BR>
Quarterfinal Results: After Quarterfinal Results at the Australian Open<BR>
Semifinal Results: After Semifinal Results at the Australian Open
Final Results: After Final Results at the Australian Open, however results will include how well your team throughout the entire tournament.

Jeff Jan 15th, 2002 11:19 AM

<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Singles Draw</P></Center></font></font>

(1)Jana Novotna vs. Bye
Maggie Maleeva vs. Venus Williams
Arantxa Sanchez vs. Amanda Coetzer
Alexandra Stevenson vs. Mary Pierce

(4)Iva Majoli vs. Bye
Rachel McQuillan vs. Lindsay Davenport
Anna Kournikova vs. Gabriela Sabatini
(6)Serena Williams vs. Bye

(5)Julia Jans vs. Bye
Martina Navratilova vs. Manuela Maleeva
(3)Jelena Dokic vs. Bye
Monica Seles vs. Justine Henin

Silvia Farina-Elia vs. Daja Bedanova
Chanda Rubin vs. Amelie Mauresmo
Kim Clijsters vs. Meghann Shaughnessy
(2)Martina Hingis vs. Bye

Jeff Jan 15th, 2002 12:04 PM

Hey everyone, sorry for taking so long to post this thread :o School has started back up, so my free time is shrinking by the day. I will try and have the doubles draw posted by tomorrow.

DoctorG Jan 15th, 2002 12:59 PM

Thank you, Jeff! :wavey:

maximus82 Jan 17th, 2002 02:32 AM

Thanks for posting the draw Jeff....hope school stuff doesn't keep you too detained!!!


Jeff Jan 17th, 2002 11:19 AM

<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Doubles Draw</P></Center></font></font>

(1) Jana Novotna/Justine Henin vs. Bye
Martina Hingis/Maggie Maleeva vs. Iva Majoli/Silvia Farina-Elia
(4)Jelena Dokic/Manuela Maleeva vs. Bye
Monica Seles/Meghann Shaughnessy vs. Mary Pierce/Gabriela Sabatini

(5)Serena Williams/Julia Jans vs. Bye
(3)Lindsay Davenport/Alexandra Stevenson vs. Bye
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario/Amanda Coetzer vs. Amelie Mauresmo/Kim Clijsters
(2)Chand Rubin/Martina Navratilova vs. Bye

<font color=orange><B>Note:</B> First round doubles results will be posted after all 3rd round matches at the Australian Open have been completed.

Jeff Jan 17th, 2002 11:27 AM

<H3>Attention: Change in draw</H3>

Just want to let everyone know that I made a little mistake in the draw :o I awarded Gabriela Sabatini a bye for being the 6th seed, when actually Serena Williams deserved that spot, being ranked 6. Therefore, I have moved Gabriela Sabatini into Serena's position of the draw, and have changed the 6th seed to Serena Williams.

maximus82 Jan 17th, 2002 07:13 PM

C'mon Seles...let's chalk up our first doubles win in Melbourne! I know we can do it!


ASV Jan 17th, 2002 07:14 PM

Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario knows shes gonna take this tourament! LOL!

Arantxa also wants to know where the results are...?

jacs Jan 17th, 2002 08:05 PM

thanks jeff!

go serena!

Jeff Jan 18th, 2002 01:26 AM

<CENTER><font size=6><font color=orange>2002 Australian Open Singles</P></Center></font></font>

<B><U>Singles</U> (First Round)</B>

Maggie Maleeva def. Venus Williams (walk-over):mad:
Amanda Coetzer def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-7(0) 6-3 6-4
Mary Pierce def. Alexandra Stevenson 6-0 6-0
Linday Davenport def. Rachel McQuillan (walk-over) :mad:
Gabriela Sabatini def. Anna Kournikova (walk-over) :mad:
Manuela Maleeva def. Martina Navratilova (walk-over) :mad:
Monica Seles def. Justine Henin (walk-over) :mad:

Silvia Farina-Elia def. Daja Bedanova (walk-over) :mad:
Amelie Mauresmo def. Chanda Rubin (walk-over) :mad:
Meghann Shaughnessy def. Kim Clijsters (walk-over):mad:

*I just want to let everyone know that if you cannot tell, 8/10 matches were won by walk-overs. This is very frustrating. Most people didn't even bother sending in their teams, and some of you did not follow directions in choosing only two top 16 seeds. Some people lose the first round of a tournament and then decide that you don't want to play anymore. I'm debating whether or not to just stop running this game, because I don't have time to run a game that nobody even plays. I try my best to make this a good game, even though I am extremely busy now. Compared to other games, nobody seems interested in this one much, so I don't think it'll affect anyone much. I'll finish this tournament but I think that'll be the end of this game. Sorry to some of you who like it, but with only 16 regular players, it's not fun.

spencercarlos Jan 18th, 2002 01:45 AM

its ok... keep going more people will sign up

DoctorG Jan 18th, 2002 02:09 AM

It's very disappointing indeed. Running a game requires a great effort and it's a real shame to see how many people decided to waste the chance to have fun with it. Personally I like the concept of this game very much and I would like you to go on, but I can understand how disappointed and perplexed you are now. Maybe a sign up thread on the board like the ones for MBTA and WTAT may bring more people to join.

ASV Jan 18th, 2002 02:20 AM

I think the draw should be adjusted so the few people who DID send in a team should pretty much receive a bye into the second round......

A loss in 3 sets...tear, tear.:rolleyes:

ASV Jan 18th, 2002 02:21 AM

By the way...thats Arthur Ashe stadium, not Rod Laver which you want...

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