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The HKTennis.com website reported today commitments for the 2002 Hong Kong Ladies Challenge (former Watson's Water Challenge), which will take place from 2-5 January at Victoria Park in Hong Kong.<br />Jennifer Capriati (USA)<br />Amanda Coetzer (RSA)<br />Barbara Schett (AUT)<br />Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)<br />Other 4 drawcards are not yet announced.

<a href="http://www.hktennis.com/article.php?sid=287" target="_blank">http://www.hktennis.com/article.php?sid=287</a>
 

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On an article in Angie Widjaja's site is says that she as well as Hingis and Venus will play.

I read somewhere that Dokic is also playing, but I'm not 100%.

Imagine, Jelena going all the way to Asia to play an exhibition but not the GS...
 

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Gooooo amanda pull out a can of whoooopp assss
 

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It is possible that Angelique will take part in the exhibition.<br />I hope Jelena will play to defend her 2001 title, but she may not... <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />
 

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Venus Williams is not playing as she is at Gold Coast that week.

I think Widjaja's site means to say that Hingis, Capriati and Williams have played there in the past.
 

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BUMP!!

Thanks for information! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> I hope Jelena defends her title but she told everyone that she skip Australian Open?! I reckon she can't play Hong Kong.
 

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Still not sure why Tammy is playing this. She needs points to get a higher ranking! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

I hope she does ok though <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Babsi playing?!!! Yes!!!

GOOD LUCK BABSI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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is this exhibition a knowckout or a round robin format??? if its round robin maybe tammy is playing here for the match practice... if she played ans lost 1st round gold coast then there isnt much warm-up there is there? <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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on the other hand if it is knockout then its useless... what if she draws jennifer or something! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
 

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It is knockout! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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thanks! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

whats the prizemoney like for this??? <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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quite a bit i expect otherwise players wouldn't play!
 

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I would expect Dementieva to play there. She is not playing Auckland or Gold Coast, and she played Hong Kong an year ago.
 

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i just read from somewhere (cant remember where) that tammy isnt playing and widjaja is the only asian!? thats good news if tammy has decided to play in a WTA tournament but really bad if she has decided not to play at all!
 

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I always wondered why this wasn't a round robin event because then players could be assured of more match practice, but there you go.

Players have to play at least two matches because they are required to play doubles as well.
 

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Jennifer Capriati (USA)<br />Amanda Coetzer (RSA)<br />Barbara Schett (AUT)<br />Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)

other 4 are, by rumour<br />Martina Hingis (SUI)<br />Elena Demetieva (RUS)<br />Angie Widjaja (JPN)<br />Mary Pierce (FRA)

a really strong field <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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to The Pea: I think you're right, my username is quite ugly, and now I'm sorry I chose that. hahahaha.... <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Anyway to add to the rumor mill, here's the 8 players attending the Hong Kong event:

1. MH<br />2. ED<br />3. AC<br />4. BS<br />5. TT<br />6. LK<br />7. MP<br />8. AW

Hahaha.. lets make it more fun and try to guess the full names. Answers at <br /><a href="http://www.angeliquewidjaja.com" target="_blank">my website</a> or wait until somebody do a copy-and-paste.

GO WTA! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
 

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1. Martina Hingis (4)<br />2. Elena Dementieva (15)<br />3. Amanda Coetzer (19)<br />4. Barbara Schett (21)<br />5. Tamarine Tanasugarn (29)<br />6. Lina Krasnoroutskaya (34)<br />7. Mary Pierce (131)<br />8. Angelique Widjaja (151)
 
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