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$50,000 Gifu

Kangaroo Cup International Ladies Open Tennis 2009












Tournament Website : www.gifu-tennis.jp

Surface : Carpet (Outdoor) - Art. Grass

Last Years Winners

2003 ($50k) : (1)Shinobu Asagoe (JPN) d. (2)Saori Obata (JPN) 64 61
2004 ($50k) : (Q)Ana Ivanovic (SCG) d. (8)Mi-Ra Jean (KOR) 64 26 75
2005 ($50k) : (4)Saori Obata (JPN) d. (6)Shiho Hisamatsu (JPN) 61 26 64
2006 ($50k) : Erika Takao (JPN) d. (1)Aiko Nakamura (JPN) 61 57 61
2007 ($50k) : (1)Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 63 61
2008 ($50k) : (2)Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) d. (Q)Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 46 75 62



2009 Draws

Singles Qualifying Draw

First Round

(1)Tomoyo Takagishi (JPN) d. Natsumi Yokota (JPN) 62 62
(wc)Misa Kinoshita (JPN) d. Airi Hagimoto (JPN) 63 62

Mari Inoue (JPN) d. (wc)Yurika Aoki (JPN) 46 60 63
Saori Karikomi (JPN) d. (6)Alison Bai (AUS) 64 61

(2)Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) d. Mitsumi Kawasaki (JPN) 36 63 62
Kanae Hisami (JPN) d. Misa Eguchi (JPN) 62 46 62

Tomoko Sugano (JPN) d. Yuri Kasuya (JPN) 61 63
(5)Maya Kato (JPN) d. (wc)Miyabi Inoue (JPN) 64 62

(3)Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. Yuuki Tanaka (JPN) 76(3) 64
Mika Kawamura (JPN) d. Makiho Kozawa (JPN) 62 62

Shuko Aoyama (JPN) d. Hirono Watanabe (JPN) 46 75 61
(7)Yurina Koshino (JPN) d. (wc)Kana Watanabe (JPN) 62 75

Julia Moriarty (AUS) d. (4)Yuka Kuroda (JPN) 61 63
(wc)Yuka Higuchi (JPN) d. Tori Kinard (USA) 60 76(4)

Yumi Miyazaki (JPN) d. (wc)Miho Hamazaki (JPN) 61 62
(8)Chinami Ogi (JPN) d. Sayaka Umeda (JPN) 62 61

Second Round

(1)Tomoyo Takagishi (JPN) d. (wc)Misa Kinoshita (JPN) 62 75
Saori Karikomi (JPN) d. Mari Inoue (JPN) 64 61

Kanae Hisami (JPN) d. (2)Varatchaya Wongteanchai (THA) 64 63
(5)Maya Kato (JPN) d. Tomoko Sugano (JPN) 64 64

(3)Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. Mika Kawamura (JPN) 75 63
Shuko Aoyama (JPN) d. (7)Yurina Koshino (JPN) 76(4) 57 75

(wc)Yuka Higuchi (JPN) d. Julia Moriarty (AUS) 63 64
Yumi Miyazaki (JPN) d. (8)Chinami Ogi (JPN) 76(0) 62

Qualifying Round

Saori Karikomi (JPN) d. (1)Tomoyo Takagishi (JPN) 46 63 63
(5)Maya Kato (JPN) d. Kanae Hisami (JPN) 63 63
(3)Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. Shuko Aoyama (JPN) 62 61
(wc)Yuka Higuchi (JPN) d. Yumi Miyazaki (JPN) 62 63

Singles Main Draw

First Round

Ayumi Oka (JPN) d. (1)Elena Baltacha (GBR) 62 64
Elena Chalova (RUS) d. Mari Tanaka (JPN) 76(3) 75

Ksenia Lykina (RUS) d. Shiho Akita (JPN) 63 64
(8)Suchanun Viratprasert (THA) d. (wc)Aki Yamasato (JPN) 16 62 63

(wc)Akari Inoue (JPN) d. (3)Meng Yuan (CHN) 64 76(6)
Qiang Wang (CHN) d. (Q)Maya Kato (JPN) 36 63 61

Akiko Yonemura (JPN) d. Remi Tezuka (JPN) 62 63
(5)Aiko Nakamura (JPN) d. Natsumi Hamamura (JPN) 60 63

Ryoko Fuda (JPN) d. (7)Sophie Ferguson (AUS) 64 67(5) 64
Misaki Doi (JPN) d. Wen-Hsin Hsu (TPE) 64 61

(Q)Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. (Q)Yuka Higuchi (JPN) 62 62
Miki Miyamura (JPN) d. (4)Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) 63 63

(6)Kumiko Iijima (JPN) d. (Q)Saori Karikomi (JPN) 36 62 75
Shiho Hisamatsu (JPN) d. Kurumi Nara (JPN) 26 63 64

Nikola Hofmanova (AUT) d. (wc)Yuko Adachi (JPN) 63 61
(2)Tomoko Yonemura (JPN) d. (wc)Anna Tajima (JPN) 61 60

Second Round

Ayumi Oka (JPN) d. Elena Chalova (RUS) 61 62
Ksenia Lykina (RUS) d. (8)Suchanun Viratprasert (THA) 57 64 64

Qiang Wang (CHN) d. (wc)Akari Inoue (JPN) 75 63
(5)Aiko Nakamura (JPN) d. Akiko Yonemura (JPN) 63 36 63

Ryoko Fuda (JPN) d. Misaki Doi (JPN) 76(6) 76(6)
(Q)Zarina Diyas (KAZ) d. Miki Miyamura (JPN) 62 62

Shiho Hisamatsu (JPN) d. (6)Kumiko Iijima (JPN) 63 64
(2)Tomoko Yonemura (JPN) d. Nikola Hofmanova (AUT) 06 76(4) 75

Quarterfinal

Ayumi Oka (JPN) d. Ksenia Lykina (RUS) 64 63
(5)Aiko Nakamura (JPN) d. Qiang Wang (CHN) 64 60

Ryoko Fuda (JPN) d. (Q)Zarina Diyas (KAZ) 64 26 64
(2)Tomoko Yonemura (JPN) d. Shiho Hisamatsu (JPN) 62 63

Semifinal

(5)Aiko Nakamura (JPN) d. Ayumi Oka (JPN) 61 62
(2)Tomoko Yonemura (JPN) d. Ryoko Fuda (JPN) 63 62

Final

(5)Aiko Nakamura (JPN) d. (2)Tomoko Yonemura (JPN) 61 64

Doubles Qualifying Draw

Diyas/Takagishi (KAZ/JPN) d. (1)Hisami/Karikomi (JPN) 64 61
(wc)Miyazaki/Ogi (JPN) d. (2)Eguchi/Yokota (JPN) 61 61

Doubles Main Draw

First Round

(1)Ferguson/Nakamura (AUS/JPN) d. Aoyama/Inoue (JPN) 62 63
(wc)Fuda/T.Yonemura (JPN) d. (wc)Aoki/K.Watanabe (JPN) 61 61

(3)Bai/Hamamura (AUS/JPN) d. Koshino/Tanaka (JPN) 62 36 11-9
Oka/Wongteanchai (JPN/THA) d. (wc)Adachi/Tajima (JPN) 76(5) 63

Iijima/A.Yonemura (JPN) d. Kuroda/Sugano (JPN) 60 26 10-4
Doi/Nara (JPN) d. (4)Chalova/Lykina (RUS) 63 46 10-8

(Q)Diyas/Takagishi (KAZ/JPN) d. (Q)Miyazaki/Ogi (JPN) 63 76(5)
(2)Hsu/Tezuka (TPE/JPN) d. Kato/Moriarty (JPN/AUS) 75 64

Quarterfinal

(1)Ferguson/Nakamura (AUS/JPN) d. (wc)Fuda/T.Yonemura (JPN) 64 36 10-7
(3)Bai/Hamamura (AUS/JPN) d. Oka/Wongteanchai (JPN/THA) 16 76(7) 10-6

Doi/Nara (JPN) d. Iijima/A.Yonemura (JPN) 67(4) 64 10-7
(Q)Diyas/Takagishi (KAZ/JPN) d. (2)Hsu/Tezuka (TPE/JPN) 63 57 10-7

Semifinal

(1)Ferguson/Nakamura (AUS/JPN) d. (3)Bai/Hamamura (AUS/JPN) 60 16 10-1
Doi/Nara (JPN) d. (Q)Diyas/Takagishi (KAZ/JPN) 62 62

Final

(1)Ferguson/Nakamura (AUS/JPN) d. Doi/Nara (JPN) 62 61
 

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Re: $50,000 Gifu (JPN) 2009 | Apr 27 (Entry List)

OMG

there are still players willing to play on this shit...
 

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Re: $50,000 Gifu (JPN) 2009 | Apr 27 (Entry List)

God luck to:Suchanun and Varatchaya
 

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Re: $50,000 Gifu (JPN) 2009 | Apr 27 (Entry List)

the courts look kinda shit:tape:
 

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Re: $50,000 Gifu (JPN) 2009 | Apr 27 (Entry List)

Not a strong field like las year ;
Aiko has her chances ! ;)
 

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Re: $50,000 Gifu (JPN) 2009 | Apr 27 (Entry List)

Niki Hofmanova :D
 

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Re: $50,000 Gifu (JPN) 2009 | Apr 27 (Entry List)

Surface : Carpet (Outdoor) - Art. Grass.
They play on the stuff in Ireland, primarily because it's an all-weather surface.

It's hard to explain how it plays; a cross between an indoor HC and an old-school grass court perhaps. The ball really shoots through, yet the bounce wouldn't be as low as you would normally associate with old-school grass. It probably would be too dangerous to play on for the main tour.

It's a slippy surface, and tough to change directions on. An explosive first step is paramount. The ball often veers violently away off heavy topspin. Footwork needs to be on-point as much as possible.

Let's just say, if there were a couple of WTA tournaments played on this, Venus would probably never lose a match on it. Big servers, with compact groundstrokes are perfect for it. Having good reflexes wouldn't go amiss either.
 

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Re: $50,000 Gifu (JPN) 2009 | Apr 27 (Entry List)

Go Bally!
 

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Re: $50,000 Gifu (JPN) 2009 | Apr 27 (Entry List)

Good luck to Zarina Diyas :D
 

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Re: $50,000 Gifu (JPN) 2009 | Apr 27 (Entry List)

I grew up playing on this surface. I think it's most widespread court surface in Australia.
Strange choice for a $50,000 challenger though.
 

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Re: $50,000 Gifu (JPN) 2009 | Apr 27 (Entry List)

GL:
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GL: Soph & Zarina
 
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