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Old Jan 2nd, 2008, 02:37 AM   #91
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Ellens adorable yea, she used to be reasonably porky but has really slimmed down in the past few years! Saying that Cadbury will always be her best friend

She always had manly legs...and manly shorts!

Im so looking forward to Sacha's match!!!
Having watched Ellen play for the 1st time properly a couple of months ago, never woulda guessed she was "porky". Seemed in great shape.

If Marina beats Harkelskank today, she'd e the 1st Kiwi since when to make the QF's in singles of a wta?
I'd guess it wouldn't have happened since the days of Richardson, Toleafoa or Cordwell yeah?
Great to see her get the 1st set t/b!!
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Old Jan 2nd, 2008, 03:32 AM   #92
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Having watched Ellen play for the 1st time properly a couple of months ago, never woulda guessed she was "porky". Seemed in great shape.

If Marina beats Harkelskank today, she'd e the 1st Kiwi since when to make the QF's in singles of a wta?
I'd guess it wouldn't have happened since the days of Richardson, Toleafoa or Cordwell yeah?
Great to see her get the 1st set t/b!!
She did win

Its the first time since Cordwell I think....although I'm not even sure if Cordwell got into the quarterfinals of a Wta event....goes on google now...
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She did win

Its the first time since Cordwell I think....although I'm not even sure if Cordwell got into the quarterfinals of a Wta event....goes on google now...
Cordwell was top 20 in the late 80's & made the SF's of the 89 Aus Open!
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Cordwell was top 20 in the late 80's & made the SF's of the 89 Aus Open!
Career high 19 or something yea, does Aussie Open count as a Wta event though
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Career high 19 or something yea, does Aussie Open count as a Wta event though
Career high # 17, made heaps of QF's or better...

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wow wow wow WELL DONE MARINA!!!
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Marina great result for NZL tennis
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Career high # 17, made heaps of QF's or better...

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Your right

Even so - first time in over a decade that a kiwi has the made the quarterfinals of a Wta singles event

Great Achievement for her, it gives her alot of confidence heading into aussie open qualifiers next week
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Marina great result for NZL tennis
Definately

The 6pm news is on in about 50 minutes - I hope it is the lead story! The more attention her result gets the better!!!
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I don't have any more good rep's left for today so I'll just post it instead

Thankyou Aussies for congratulating Marina on her performance. It would have been easier to underrate the significance of it (eg with something Alicia or Sam has done) but you kept it all completely positive - Thankyou!

(and you'll all get your good reps tomorrow)
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Your right

Even so - first time in over a decade that a kiwi has the made the quarterfinals of a Wta singles event

Great Achievement for her, it gives her alot of confidence heading into aussie open qualifiers next week
Julie Richardson never made a QF. Heaps of 3r's including the 3r of Us Open 88.
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2...layerID=180034

I'm gonna have a squiz at Toleafoa's record. Otherwise, aside from Cordwell, Marina's basically it. She's pretty much a part of NZ history books now!
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Julie Richardson never made a QF. Heaps of 3r's including the 3r of Us Open 88.
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2...layerID=180034

I'm gonna have a squiz at Toleafoa's record. Otherwise, aside from Cordwell, Marina's basically it. She's pretty much a part of NZ history books now!
I'm alittle surprised that Julie never made a Quarterfinal! Isn't she the one who was top 50 in doubles? When she broke into the top 200 back in 2006 she was only the 5th kiwi lady ever to do that, so I guess you could say she was already in the history books

After today she moves back into the top 150 and it could possibly be a career high too (her current career high is 147). I'm not sure if that moves her up into 4th or not.
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I'm alittle surprised that Julie never made a Quarterfinal! Isn't she the one who was top 50 in doubles? When she broke into the top 200 back in 2006 she was only the 5th kiwi lady ever to do that, so I guess you could say she was already in the history books

After today she moves back into the top 150 and it could possibly be a career high too (her current career high is 147). I'm not sure if that moves her up into 4th or not.
Yeah Julie got to # 33 in dub's & # 102 in singles....made loads of 3r's for high tier Us events.

Last kiwi to reach the QF's of a wta was....Claudine Toleafoa QF's Wellington Feb 1992 (reached the Sf's the year before!)....so Marina's the 1st to do it in 16 years!

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Yeah Julie got to # 33 in dub's & # 102 in singles....made loads of 3r's for high tier Us events.

Last kiwi to reach the QF's of a wta was....Claudine Toleafoa QF's Wellington Feb 1992 (reached the Sf's the year before!)....so Marina's the 1st to do it in 16 years!

Toleafoa's bio:
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Very impressive - on the 6pm they worded it as 'the first kiwi to reach the quarterfinals of a major tournament in nearly 2 decades' (which isn't even that accurate because we used to have whatshisface back in the 90's who did well at the aussie open)
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Wow Marina great work! Never though you could get this far!! Now make the final!!!
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