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<font size=5>2001 Toyota Princess Cup International Championships<font=size><font size=2><font=size>

Welcome to Tokyo, Japan for the fifth tournament on the ETA Tour. The $565,000 Tier II hard court outdoors event marks the last event before the tour moves indoors. The tournament features a 28 player draw, including two wildcards, and four qualifiers. Defending champion Serena Williams earned the first wildcard, while Phillipine No. 1, Cris Fernandez, earned the Asian wildcard.



 

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<font size=5>2001 Toyota Princess Cup Championship Singles Draw<font=size><font size=3><font=size>

Qualifying Draw<font size=2><font=size><br />(1) Conchita Martinez vs. Daniela Hantuchova<br />Chris Evert vs. (5) Anastasia Myskina

(7) Kim Clijsters vs. Lindsay Davenport<br />Daja Bedanova vs. (4) Mirjana Lucic

(3) Iroda Tulyaganova vs. Anne Keothavong<br />Jana Novotna vs. (6) Patty Schnyder

(8) Cara Black vs. Pam Shriver<br />Elke Clijsters vs. (2) Gabriela Sabatini<br /><font size=3><font=size><br />Main Draw<font size=2><font=size><br />(1) Martina Hingis vs. Bye<br />Elena Manevska vs. Anna Kournikova<br />Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario vs. WC Serena Williams<br />Elena Dementieva vs. (6) Magdalena Maleeva

(8) Steffi Graf vs. Q Conchita Martinez<br />Q Elke Clijsters vs. Venus Williams<br />Jelena Dokic vs. Q Mirjana Lucic<br />Bye vs. (4) Ola Abuzikry

(3) Justine Henin vs. Bye<br />Sandrine Testud vs. WC Cris Fernandez<br />Monica Seles vs. Petra Mandula<br />Helena Sukova vs. (7) Rachel McQuillan

(5) Anke Huber vs. Lina Krasnoroutskaya<br />Chanda Rubin vs. Mary Pierce<br />Q Anne Keothavong vs. Barbara Schett<br />Bye vs. (2) Tamarine Tanasugarn

[ November 20, 2001: Message edited by: Tennisace ]</p>
 

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<font size=5>ETA NEWS<font=size><font size=2><font=size>

First of all doubles draw will be out later.

Starting NEXT WEEK, we will feature two events per week. I will set up a commitments thread in the GAME THREAD. These are the events that we will be playing for the rest of the season:

Tier I Ladies Kremlin Cup (Indoors)<br />Tier III Japan Open (Outdoors)

Tier II Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (Indoors)<br />Tier IV Kiwi Shanghai Open (Outdoors)

Tier I Swisscom Challenge (Indoors)<br />Tier IV Eurotel Slovak Indoor (Indoors)

Tier II Generali Ladies Open (Indoors)<br />Tier III Seat Open Luxembourg (Indoors)

Sanex Championships (Indoors)<br />Tier V Volvo Women's Open (Outdoors)

Because we are adding these new events, I thought that it would be best to use the NEW ranking system, which gives less weight to the Tier III and lower events.

The Tier II events will have a draw of 24 players and Tier III and lower events will have a draw of 16 players.
 

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That's great... then I don't have to play qualifiers anymore LOL... what happens if your doubles partner signs up for a different tournament from you?
 

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cris greatly appraciates the wild card given to her <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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If your doubles partner is not in the same event, then I'll pair you up with someone else in your tourney. Basically its going to be like the real tour, you can either choose the same events, or participate in certain events together.
 

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Aww, I have to play my doubles partner in the 1st rd ... what a sad match for us both. <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />
 

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steven, sure! Jelena & Elena <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
 

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<font size=5>First Round Predictions<font=size><font size=2><font=size>

Elena Manevska vs. Anna Kournikova<br />In a rematch of last week's first round match, Manevska will try to repeat her 6-7(5), 7-6(6), 7-6(6) win. Kournikova though will look to change her game plan against the Macedonian. The Russian No. 1 was seen watching tapes of the Henin vs. Manevska match. <br />Prediction: Anna in three

Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario vs. WC Serena Williams<br />The Spainard leads in head to heads on the previous tour, and has shown some promising form in the past couple of tournaments. Williams though needed a wildcard to enter the event and has lost several tight matches. My feelings are that the defending champion will come through and defeat the Barcelona Bumble Bee.<br />Prediction: Serena in straights

Elena Dementieva vs. (6) Maggie Maleeva<br />The No. 2 Russian is coming off of a tough quarterfinal loss to Martina Hingis at the Brasil Ladies Open. Maleeva on the other hand, was upset in the first round by Monica Seles. Even though Maleeva may have reached the US Open semis, she seems like she has not been able to recapture that form. Dementieva though has been steadily rising through the rankings and reaching the later stages of events.<br />Prediction: Dementieva in the three sets

Sandrine Testud vs. WC Cris Fernandez<br />Testud started the season well, but then suffereed back to back first round loses. The Frenchwoman though has turned things around, winning the Bronx Classic Challenger and reaching the quarters of the Brasil Ladies Open. Fernandez snapped her 4 match losing streak, winning 3 games and losing to doubles partner in the round of 16 of Brasil. Testud seems to be riding high on confidence and looks poise to defeat the precocious teenager.<br />Prediction: Testud in the three

Monica Seles vs. Petra Mandula<br />Seles displayed a high level of tennis stretching Henin in three sets in last week's quarters. Mandula has yet to find her form in singles, and is looking more and more like a doubles specialist. Seles should advance easily over the Hungarian.<br />Prediction: Seles in straights

Helena Sukova vs. (7) Rachel McQuillan<br />In a battle of doubles partners, expect Sukova to defeat McQuillan. Even though Sukova has done very little since her Pilot Pen semis and Bronx Classic semis, the lower ranked Sukova should suprise McQuillan. There is a saying that in a battle of doubles partners, the lower ranked player always comes out because they have a greater advantage and insight into their partner's game.<br />Prediction: Sukova in a tight three

(5) Anke Huber vs. Lina Krasnoroutskaya<br />In another rematch of last week's first round battle, Huber will aim for 5 straight quarterfinal appearances. Her first hurdle will be to try and recreate her 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 win over Lina. The hard hitting Russian who has hit a slight slump though has been studying tapes of their match and will look to reverse the outcome.<br />Prediction: Lina to hold off Huber in three

Chanda Rubin vs. Mary Pierce<br />This match seems to be the most even and balanced of all of the first round matches. Both players have had their fair share of success, with both players throwing in the occasional upset and early loss. There is not much that separates the two and thus tough to pick a winner.<br />Prediction: Flip a coin
 

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tammy and cris's chances in singles and doubles are boosted by playing here in japan! the asian crowd are sure to cheer on their asian heroines!!!

go tammy and cris!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />
 

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Big Lindsay, you're right! We're sad! <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" /> LOL! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
 

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yes! we are in front of our own crowd this time!

come on tammy and cris! win it for asia!
 

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Keep on posting committments! I have decided that for the higher tier event of each week, will feature 2 WCs. Remember, if you don't have a high enough ranking, you will be relegated to the lower tier event.

[ November 17, 2001: Message edited by: Tennisace ]</p>
 

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<font size=5>Hantuchova debuts in Tokyo<font=size><font size=2><font=size>



The 5' 11 and 1/4'' Slovakian who resides in Bratislava will bring her hard hitting groundstrokes and solid volleys to Tokyo qualifying. The winner of 3 ITF events will open her campaign for a main draw birth against top seed and doubles partner Conchita Martinez.

Hantuchova is poised to make waves on the ETA tour. With a fearless, "I can beat anyone attitude" This Slovakian is destined to reach the upper eschelon of tennis.
 

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Yeah whatever Daniela not if Anne Keothavong has anythign to do with it!LOL! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Omg, LOL, I just realized that it may seem like Hantuchova is my player but she is not. Her "owner" is ILUVJELENA. I will stand by not playing in my own game.

An article for Keothavong will be out shortly! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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<font size=5>Keothavong starts career at Tokyo<font=size><font size=2><font=size>



Great Britan's newest hope, Anne Keothavong will take over the vacant spot of Iva Majoli's retirement and start her rise to the top in Tokyo qualies. The highly touted Brit from Hackney, London greatest accomplishment so far in her young career was reaching the 2001 Wimbldeon Junior Semis.

Keothavong will team up with veteran Monica Seles in doubles, and will look to learn the ropes quickly from the Grand Slam champion.
 

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Thanx!
 
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