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IVA MAJOLI RETIRES

Iva bid farewell to the ETA tour today forvever.<br />'I'm leaving the tour is boring i hate it all the players are stupid i hate them i don't wanna be on a tour like this its boring.Goodbye!'
 

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ANNE KEOTHAVONG ARRIVES!

Anne Keothavong had joined the ETA tour.As the first brit she wants to raise the standard of the british ladies and hopes to do so by playing on the ETA tour.<br />'I'm really looking forward to it.I'm playing doubles with Monica Seles which is just an honour to play with such a great name.I'm really looking forward!'

Anne will join the tour from Tokyo onwards.
 

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<font size=5>Brasil Ladies Open Singles Qualifying Results<font=size><font size=2><font=size>

Final Round Qualifying<br />(1) Conchita Martinez def. Cara Black 1-6, 6-2, 6-4<br />Cris Fernandez def. (3) Patty Schnyder 7-5, 0-6, 6-1<br />(4) Anastasia Myskina def. Serena Williams 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(2)<br />(2) Mirjana Lucic def. Kim Clijsters 0-6, 6-1, 7-6(6)

Gabriela Sabatini vs. Cris Fernandez<br />Anastasia Myskina vs. (7) Rachel McQuillan<br />Mirjana Lucic vs. Jelena Dokic<br />Iroda Tulyaganova vs. Conchita Martinez
 

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<font size=5>Brasil Ladies Open Doubles Qualifying Results<font=size><font size=2><font=size>

Final Round Qualifying<br />(1) Hingis/Testud def. K Clijsters/Lucic 7-5, 7-6(3)<br />Black/E Clijsters def. (3) Bedanova/Henin 6-4, 7-6(0)<br />(2) Kournikova/V Williams def. Huber/Rubin 6-4, 7-5

Black/E Clijsters vs. (8) Majoli/Seles<br />Kournikova/V Williams vs. (6) Pierce/Sabatini<br />(5) Gerards/Safina vs. Hingis/Testud
 

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Sorry, I'm a bit busy this week. I'll try to post first and second round results as soon as possible.

Inkyfan aka Sarah aka Kim Clijsters, I just paired people up randomly. You can split up if you want, I just thought you might want to play doubles and yeah... <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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FILIPINA PLAYER ADVANCES AGAIN



cris fernandez of the philippines won over the swiss player patty schynder 7-5, 0-6, 6-1 yesterday to reach the third round of qualification in the ETA brasil open 2001. the filipina was coming-off emotional woes recently, feeling the pressures of the ETA tour. the first set was hotly contested as both players displayed almost flawless tennis with fernandez catching the single break. the swiss retaliated by sweeping the 2nd set to love, not letting the filipina get into a groove. in the third set, the filipina showed form as she broke the swiss in her first service game and never looked back.

comments from cris, "im really happy because of the wins, but more importantly, because i am able to handle the pressure better. everything is slowly moving along."

fernandez will next face gabriela sabatini for a spot in the main draw.
 

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IMPORTANT: Change in results. For the Play-in Spot, Pam Shriver has been defaulted due to the use of excess amount of points. Here are the results that change:

Chris Evert def. (3) Patty Schnyder 7-5, 0-6, 6-2

Cris Fernandez, still advances to the main draw as she defeats Chris Evert (2)6-7, 7-6(6), 7-6(2)

Cris, has qualified for a spot in the main draw as a qualifier already. Sabatini is the player she will face in the main draw, round one.

I just posted that part to show where all the qualifiers go into the draw.
 

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<font size=5>Brasil Ladies Open Singles Results<font=size><font size=2><font=size>

First Round<br />Cris Fernandez def. Gabriela Sabatini 7-6(4), 7-6(8)<br />Sandrine Testud def. Venus Williams 6-2, 0-6, 6-3<br />Anastasia Myskina def. (7) Rachel McQuillan 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(6)

(5) Anke Huber def. Lina Krasnoroutskaya 2-6, 7-5, 6-3<br />Barbara Schett def. Helena Sukova 7-6(1), 6-3<br />Jelena Dokic def. Mirjana Lucic 7-6(4), 7-6(5)

Elena Manevsak def. Anna Kournikova 6-7(5), 7-6(6), 7-6(6)<br />Steffi Graf def. Petra Mandula 6-1, 7-6(3)<br />Monica Seles def. (6) Magdalena Maleeva 7-6(0), 1-6, 6-2

Elena Dementieva def. (8) Mary Pierce 6-3, 7-6(6)<br />Conchita Martinez def. Iroda Tulyaganova 0-6, 6-4, 6-2<br />Arantxa Sanchez-Vicarion def. Chanda Rubin 7-5, 6-3
 

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<font size=5>Brasil Ladies Open Singles Results<font=size><font size=2><font=size>

Second Round Results<br />(1) Tamarine Tanasugarn def. Cris Fernandez 1-6, 6-3, 6-4<br />Sandrine Testud def. Anastasia Myskina 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(3)<br />(5) Anke Huber def. Barbara Schett 7-6(0), 7-6(3)<br />(4) Ola Abuzikry def. Jelena Dokic 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

(3) Justine Henin def. Elena Manevska 7-5, 3-6, 6-4<br />Monica Seles def. Steffi Graf 7-6(3), 1-6, 6-2<br />Elena Dementieva def. Conchita Martinez 6-1, 7-5<br />(2) Martina Hingis def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
 

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OMG!

Another QF for Anke! LOL - 4th in a row now - I hope she can get past the QF for the first time though! LOL But Ola will definitely be tough <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

GO ANKE! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
 

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<font size=5>Brasil Ladies Open Doubles Results<font=size><font size=2><font=size>

First Round<br />McQuillan/Sukova def. (1) Mandula/Schnyder 7-5, 6-1<br />(8) Majoli/Seles def. Black/E Clijsters 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(2)<br />(7) Fernandez/Tanasugarn def. Dementieva/Dokic 6-2, 0-6, 6-4<br />(4) Myskina/Novotna def. Sanchez-Vicario/Tulyaganova 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

(3) Schett/S Williams def. Graf/Manevska 6-2, 1-6, 6-4<br />(6) Pierce/Sabatini def. Kournikova/V Williams 7-6(0), 0-6, 6-1<br />(5) Gerards/Safina def. Hingis/Testud 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(1)<br />Abuzikry/Maleeva def. (2) Davenport/Krasnoroutskaya 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
 

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filipina players run halted by asian partner

in one of the most enthralling matches of the day, tamarine tanasugarn finally halted best friend and partner cris fernandez's run in the brasil ladies open with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win. when the players walked up to the net to share compliments, they exchanged warm felt hugs to the standing ovation of the crowd. fernandez won three rounds to reach this stage, with wins over patty schnyder, elke clijsters and gabriela sabatini.

comments from cris, "i am very happy with what i have accomplished this week. last week was a difficult time for me and to bounce back with the tough wins is wonderful. i hope to do much more in singles in the near future."

on playing her best friend on tour:

"it was weird but if i am to lose anyone, i feel that tammy is the one i would prefer to lose to. she was amazing out there. it just goes to show that even if you win a set 6-1, does not mean you have won the match. i hope she goes on to win this tourney."

fernandez and tanasugarn are still in doubles contention.
 

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nice win by tammy!

i think this week is gonna be very tough on her and will be a true test to see if she can handle being one of the top players on the tour both mentally and physically! i wouldnt be surprised if fatigue sets in soon as she has made 2 finals and a semi in 3 tournaments! fatigue HAS to be setting in by now!!!!!

hang in there tammy!

well done to cris on making it through to the 2nd round! we played an awesome match! i know it was hard for the both of us! i didn't want to play you because you are on a high and you are loving it! when your final ball sailed long my stomach churned because i felt so bad! i hope we never play each other again!!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

great win by us though in doubles! we fought hard after the atrocious second set! we are back on our winning ways again! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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message from cris:

"go tammy in singles! i do hope i dont get to play you again because its quite difficult playing your closest friend on tour.

i hope we can finally win a tourney in doubles! go asia!"
 

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Henin Haults Elena's Hopes Again

Justine Henin yet again managed to overcome Elena Manevska , in a nail bitting finish . Employing the same tactics which helped Henin win over Elena recently in the US Open , she attacked the Manevska backhand. "It broke down" claimed Elena in dismay.

Elena was however positive about her game and tournament result, "beating Anna and putting up a fight against Justine was my goal. Sooner or later , hopefuly sonner than later(giggles) i'll be able to win one of these close matches that Justine and i always seem to play". Elena had defeated Anna 6-7(5), 7-6(6), 7-6(6) in first round action .
 

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Interview with Justine Henin

(3)Justine Henin def. Elena Manevska 7-5 3-6 6-4

Q : Congrats with your victory. How tough was it?<br />JH : I think the scoreline says it all, it was a very close match and I'm glad I came through. I had played her last week so I knew what to expect and I was ready. But she's very talented and very strong, soon she'll be among the top players.

Q : Was it an advantage to have played her only last week?<br />In a way it was cause I was prepared. I knew her strong and weaker points. Everything was still fresh in my memory. On the other hand it can also be a disadvantage since she too remembers very well my game.

Q : You attacked her backhand a lot. Was that your tactic?<br />Yes, I know her backhand tends to let her down a bit when things get tight. But I didn't always attack her backhand cause I didn't want her to find her rhythm on that shot so I mixed it up with some attacks on her forehand. All in all I think I played a very smart match.

Q : How are you looking against the rest of the week? Are you feeling confident?<br />Yes I am, I'm very confident at the moment and I'm playing well. Hopefully I will keep up this level of play for the rest of the week.

Q : Thank you Justine and good luck.<br />Thank you very much!
 

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<font size=5>Brasil Ladies Open Quarterfinals<font=size><font size=2><font=size>

Singles<br />(1) Tamarine Tanasugarn def. Sandrine Testud 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

(4) Ola Abuzkiry def. (5) Anke Huber 7-6(1), 2-6, 6-2

(3) Justine Henin def. Monica Seles 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

(2) Martina Hingis def. Elena Dementieva 3-6, 7-6(2), 6-4

Doubles<br />McQuillan/Sukova def. (8) Majoli/Seles 7-6(6), 6-2

(7) Fernandez/Tanasugarn def. (4) Myskina/Novotna 6-1, 1-6, 7-6(4)

(6) Pierce/Sabatini def. (3) Schett/S Williams 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Abuzikry/Maleeva def. (5) Gerards/Safina 0-6, 6-0, 7-6(1)

[ November 15, 2001: Message edited by: Tennisace ]</p>
 

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<font size=5>Quarterfinal Wrap-Up<font=size><font size=2><font=size>





Tamarine Tanasugarn rallied past France's Sandrine Testud to reach the semifinals or better in her last four events. The world No. 1 looked off and ragged in the first set as Testud easily took the first set. Testud, the Bronx Classic Champion, rode a 6 match winning streak into the quarterfinal show down. The US Open runner-up, battled strong in the final two sets, demonstrating the mental grit that has earned the Southeast Asian the No. 1 ranking, edging Testud with a break in each set.



Fourth seeded Ola Abuzikry ended Anke Huber's run in the quarters, beating the world No. 5 in a see saw match. The first set was an intense battle with both players struggling to read each other's service game. In the tiebreak, an easy forehand put away that sailed long from Huber, was all that Abuzkiry needed. Huber, clearly angered, put all her energy into the second set, serving and hitting harder. Abuzikry though rallied placing her serves well enough to keep Huber guessing and putting away easy volley winners.





Justine Henin, dropped the first set before, taking control of the next two sets to take the match. Seles used her heavy groundstrokes and sharp angled shots to keep Henin running. The Pilot Pen Champion though changed up her game in the second and third sets, hitting effective drop shots to tire out Seles and throwing in effective slices from both sides. Henin's all cout game finally broke down Seles, and ending Seles' run.





<br />Martina Hingis completed the top 4 seeds all reaching the semifinals, but it didn't look like it would happen. Dementieva used her heavy paced groundstrokes to keep Hingis scrapping throughout the match. The young Russian had match points at 5-4 and 6-5, but nerves riddled Elena's game with unforced errors. Hingis capitalized on Elena's inability to close out the match, winning the tie break easily. Dementieva lost her opening service game, but fought tough through the rest of the set. Hingis though did not look back, as the US Open Champion extended her match winning streak to 8.
 

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go tammy in singles! go tammy and cris in doubles!
 
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