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

Singles<br />(1) Tamarine Tanasugarn def. (4) Ola Abuzikry 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 7-6(4)

(2) Martina Hingis def. (3) Justine Henin 6-4, 6-3

Doubles<br />McQuillan/Sukova def. (7) Fernandez/Tanasugarn 7-6(6), 6-1

(6) Pierce/Sabatini def. Abuzikry/Maleeva 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
 

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oh thankyou ola abuzikry for the wonderful match you played in front of many thousands of greatful fans! Tammy willl long remember this match!

i don't like the fact that Tammy has to play martina again in the final! i can see the same result happening again!!

bad luck to cris and tammy!!! another solid semifinal performance!!! hope we can take it further next week! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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<font size=5>Tops Seeds Set-Up US Open Rematch<font=size><font size=2><font=size>



No. 1 seed Tamarine Tanasugarn won a marathon match over No. 4 Ola Abuzikry in a grueling four hour match, the longest in ETA history. Suprisingly, there were no breaks of serve with both players having trouble trying to find a way to break the other. Abuzikry, playing in only her second singles event effectively used her serve and volley game to keep Tanasugarn guessing. The Thai player though kept up heavy paced ground strokes to keep Abuzikry on the baseline during her service games. In all three tie breaks, it was only a few errors that decided the match. The more experienced and match tough Tanasugarn completed the marathon ahead of Abuzikry.



Martina Hingis extended her match winning streak to 8. The US Open Champion, easily cruised the match, winning in straights over Justine Henin. Hingis broke Henin in the pivotal 5-4 game to take the match, and broke early in the second set to take the match in straights. Hingis looked in complete control as Henin seemed a bit tired and could not get her backhand blazer on form. Hingis looks poised to take her second straight title and contest for the No. 1 ranking. The winner of the Tanasugarn vs. Hingis match will take over the No. 1 ranking.



Tanasugarn has reached 3 consecutive finals now, while Hingis reaches her second consecutive final. The No. 1 ranked player has not yet won an ETA tour title, while Hingis captured the US Open Slam title last week. Tanasugarn will try to hold onto her No. 1 ranking and catipulate herself to her first title.

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cris apologises to tammy for her ugly performance in the doubles!

she wishes that tammy may be able to win this tourney!!!!! go tammy!
 

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Rachel McQuillan of Australia storms into Doubles Final with her partner, Helena Sudova of Czech Republic.

They never drop any set in the tournament! And also, they upset all seed teams in the tournament without any meeting unseed teams!
 

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<font size=5>Hingis wary of Tammy in Final</font>

Martina Hingis, through to her 2nd consective final, said she was wary of playing Tammy for the 2nd straight title

This is a very tough Tour and beating the same player in consective finals is very unlikely said a demure Martina.

"If this happens or not remains to be seen, but I hope we both play well and I wish Tammy much luck" said Hingis
 

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

Singles<br />(2) Martina Hingis def. (1) Tamarine Tanasugarn 7-5, 6-3

Doubles<br />McQuillan/Sukova def. (6) Pierce/Sabatini 6-3, 6-2
 

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<font size=5>Hingis tops Tanasugarn, collects 2nd title and World No. 1<font=size><font size=2><font=size>



Martina Hingis repeated her US Open feat, defeating No. 1 Tanasugarn in straight sets, 7-5 and 6-3. For the Thai player, it was deja vu as the World No. 1 lost by the same exact score in the US Open finals. Hingis looked sharp and confident, controlling the points from every aspect of the court. Tanasugarn again looked tired, especially after her three set tie break win over Ola Abuzikry. Tanasugarn is now 0 and 3 in finals, while the new No. 1 Martina Hingis improves to 2 for 2, extends her match winning streak to 9, and takes over the No. 1 crown.

Tammy faced several break points throughout the first set, saving a handful of breaks, but was not able to dent Martina's game. Hingis breezed through her service games while Tanasugarn struggled and not able to save the all important 5-6 break. It was an all Hingis day in second set, with the Swiss Miss breaking Tanasugarn twice.

Hingis is now the undisputed No. 1, beating the No. 3 and No. 1 players in this tournament both in straight sets.
 

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<font size=5>McQuillan and Sukova complete Cinderella Run<font=size><font size=2><font=size>

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Rachel McQuillan and Helena Sukova may have both lost in the first round of singles, but they shouldn't feel sad. They are the latest doubles champions on the ETA tour. McQuillan and Sukova upset top seeds and US Open Doubles Champions, Mandula/Schnyder in the first round, eighth seeds and Pilot Pen Doubles Champions, Majoli/Seles in the quarters, seventh seeds Fernandez/Tanasugarn in the semis, and finally sixth seeds Pierce/Sabatini. The tandum did not only defeat 4 of the top 8 seeds but did so in straight sets.

The newly crowned Brasil Ladies Open Doubles Champions played a dominating final, poaching, volleying, smashing, and angling shots perfectly. For Pierce/Sabatini there was nothing they could do as McQuillan/Sukova played to their highest level.
 

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<font size=5>HINGIS ROARS AS RANKING SOARS</FONT>

Martina Hingis continued her dominance of Tammy Tanasugarn today in a breath-taking final culminating in the Number 1 spot. We caught up with Hingis shortly after

Martina, congratulations on your win and your ranking

Thank you, it feels great

You played so well today, in fact, you have played superbly in your last 2 tournaments

Thank you, but it bit over stated i think

Why is that?

Well, obviously the US open is my crowning glory so far, but I feel I played much better here

If I don't win another tournament in my career, I'll look back at both tournaments for very special reasons, the Open, because it is a grand slam and here because I felt on top of everything as far as my game goes

It has also given you the number 1 spot

Yes, I'm determined to break the hoodoo and win my next tournament and be the first number 1 player to win a tournament

You said last week, that Tammy deserved to be number 1 as she was the most consistent player out-there, how do you feel about that now?

Well, I'm number 1 now, with 2 titles, so I guess that makes me the most consistent now...If Tammy had won, she would be the number 1 and deservedly so

It is so tight between us and you can't forget the likes of Justine either

Martina, thank you and we will let you enjoy the spoils of both your victory and your ranking..any plans?

Yes, I'm going shopping <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

Have fun

Thank you and thank you Tammy for another great match
 
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