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Here is the commitment list (nos. are ranking since the last one being publish)

1. Shizu Katsumi - 1 (seeded 1)<br />2. Lara Miele- 2 (seeded 2)<br />3 Elena Dokic - 5 (seeded 3)<br />4 Mary Wong-6 (seeded 4)<br />5 Ann Gambill- 7 <br />6 Paterson- 12<br />7 Babara Miele- 13<br />8 Anna Kournikova-Elia - 15<br />9 Leslie Ann Messay - 17<br />10 Meghann Adeva - 20<br />11 Jana Hingis -21<br />12 Catherine Pierce - 29<br />13 Victoria Nadal - no rank<br />14 Daniela Dokictch - no rank

<br />1. Lara Miele/ Babara Miele - 3+4 =7 (seeded 1)<br />2. Ann Gambill/Elena Dokic:6+14= 20 (seeded 2)<br />3. Mary Wong/Paterson - 13+ 8 = 21 (seeded 3)<br />4. M Adeva/L A Messay - 11+12 = 23 (seeded 4)<br />5. Catherine Pierce/Jana Hingis- 25 + 9: 34<br />6. Kournikova-Elia/Katsumi - 20+22 = 42

It is in hardcourt, and please send points [email protected] and I accept it until Monday please
 

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Here are the draw, <br />Singles are to use round robin format, due to only 14 players participate, teh first two seeds will have an advantage of having 3 players in ther bracket.

Okay here are the draw

Group Beijing<br />S. Katsumi (1)<br />A Kournikova Elia<br />L A Messay

Group Shanghai <br />L Miele (2)<br />A Gambill<br />M Adeva<br />C Spencer

Group Guangzhou <br />E Dokic (3)<br />Paterson<br />J Hingis<br />V Nadal

Group Hong Kong<br />M. Wong (4)<br />B Miele<br />C Pierce<br />D Dokitch

The top in each group adavnce to semifinal where Group BEijing will play group Hong Kong and Group Shanghai will play Group Guangzhou.

nb. to be fair to everyone, Mary Wong already submitted her pointwhich will be same as last tournament.

doubles are single elimination <br />1. Lara Miele/ Babara Miele <br />bye

4. M Adeva/L A Messay <br />5. Catherine Pierce/Jana Hingis

6. Kournikova-Elia/Katsumi <br />3. Mary Wong/Paterson

bye<br />2. Ann Gambill/Elena Dokic

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

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Schedule

19th Monday<br /> Stadium Great Wall Play satrt at 1400pm<br />B Miele v Pierce<br />Katsumi v Messay<br />Gambill v Adaeva

Not before 1900pm<br />Wong v Dokitch<br />Dokic v Hingis

<br />20th Tuesday<br /> Stadium Great Wall Play start at 1400pm<br />L Miele v Adeva<br />Kournikova v Messay<br />Paterson v Hingis

not before 1900pm<br />B Miele v Dokitch<br />M Wong v Pierce

<br />21st Wednesday<br /> Stadium Great Wall<br />Spencer v Gambill <br />Adeva/Messay v Pierce Hingis

Not before 1900 pm<br />Wong/Paterson vs Kournikova/Katsumi<br />Paterson v Nadal

22nd Thursday<br /> Stadium Great Wall Play start at 1400 pm<br />Dokic v Nadal<br />Pierce v Dokitch

Not before 1900 pm<br />Katsumi v Kournikova Elia<br />L Miele v Gambill

23rd Friday<br /> Stadium Great Wall Play start at 1400pm<br />Hingis v Nadal<br />Adeva v Spencer<br />Dokic v Paterson

Not before 1900 pm<br />M Wong v B Miele<br />Lower bracket doubles semifinal<br />L Miele v Spencer

<br />24th Saturday<br /> Stadium Great Wall Play start at 1400pm<br />Singles semi finals<br />Upper bracket doubles semifinal

<br />25th Sunday <br />Stadium Great Wall play start at 1400pm<br />Singles final<br />Doubles final

[ November 15, 2001: Message edited by: wongqks ]

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Here is an interview with Mary Wong after the draw.

Q: How are you feeling with less than a week till the exhibition?<br />A: I am really excited, I am practising in the hard court already and I had a look at the site in forbidden city already, it is bsolutely stunning, the view cannot be better, it is going to be beautiful

Q: Can you talk about more about the charity you are supporting?<br />A: It is for the 'hope program' it is very well known in here in which all the money is used to give education for the under priviledge so that they can have an equal chance like everyone else

Q: You have an extremely busy schedule playing Beijing and then quickly dash off to Ruflina exhibition?<br />A: Yeah it is good coz Jane is travelling with me, she is going be a very secretive role in my exhibiton, Iam not going to tell you hehe

Q: Back to tennis, what do you think of the draw?<br />A: I thnik it is very kind to me, but I have not been winning recently (laughter) so I am not going to give too much pressure here . I am pairing up with Paterson this time, and we are going to have a great time
 

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OMG Paul where can i give you some schedule Carolina Spencer is always out or late for tournaments, i don`t see the sign up thrreats for tournaments anymore..... <br />If i can be included please let me in and use my last week points.
 

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Anne Gambill play for Children in need

Anne Gambill will play the Beijing Junior cup exhebition for the charity Children in need she will donate ALL prize money to this charity and all the sony gear she receves to the charity.She has also flown 10 children who have been helped by the charity to China to see her play.<br />'It'l be fun!I'll be nervous with all those kids there but i'm sure they will support me'!
 

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Messay arrives in Bejing<br />Bejing AP- Tennis Player Leslie Ann Messay arrived in Bejing today as she gets ready for the Wong exhibition. Messay is playing doubles with Miss Adeva, where they hope to go far. Leslie's first singles match is against the #1 player,Katerina Shitzmu. All the prize money earned by Leslie Ann will donated to the "Make A Wish" charity.
 

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Barbara Miele arrives in Beijing, for exhibition<br />The younger of the Mieles sisters arrived in the exhibiton tournament in Beijing. Barbara Miele who will play the first match on Monday against Catherine Pierce from Australia. "I decided to play this tournament to help the Brazilians charity houses. I think they need some help, in some places and I'll try to help." said Barbara. Lara Miele didn't arrived in Beijing yet. "It's weird. She called saying that she would be here. I'm waiting for her. Usually it's always me who arrives in the tournament's place first" Miele explained the reporters. Barbara Miele yesterday spent the afternoon with some children in the hospital of the city, and on night went to her hotel. And this morning Barbara trainned a little bit.
 

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Jane and Mary Wong organise player's party

They are going to held a dinner party and invite all players to come, all the revenue gain in this event will donate to the hope program

Mary Wong also urges everyone to send points soon in case they forget <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <br />She has only got points for 4 players.<br /> Adeva<br />Messay<br />Spencer<br />Paterson
 

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megahnn adeva will donate all her winnings to the philippine tennis program for underprivileged kids.

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

go meghann a!

go lelsie ann and meghann!
 

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Hi, I still got a lot of points have not received, please keep it coming soon
 

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Points I receive now includes<br />V Nadal<br />E Dokic<br />A K-Elia<br />M Adeva<br />L-A Messay<br />J Hingis<br />Paterson (sorry dunno the first name)<br />C Spencer<br />A Gambill<br />M Wong, (of course <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> )

Still missing!!

S Katsumi<br />L Miele<br />B Miele<br />C Pierce<br />D Dokitch

Please send in points soon, at the moment, first 2 seeds will lose all their match !!!!. good luck hehe
 

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omg... wongqks... in my e-mail i just sent you i dont think i included doubles points!

would you be able to use the same doubles points as my friend and doubles partner anna kournikova-elia!?

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

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sure Wally, I really not that bother about the deadline as long as you send in points before I do the day score, so your points will definitely included, there is no worry!!!

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Monday play

B Miele bt C Pierce<br />6-4 1-6 6-2

L Messay bt. S. Katsumi<br />6-4 6-3 <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

A Gambill beat M Adeva<br />0-6 6-0 7-6(5)

M Wong bt D Dokitch<br />6-3 7-6 (8)<br />( I will review my points when B Miele send me points for fairness)

E Dokic bt J Hingis <br />7-5 7-5

<br />Table of standing will come tomorrow when five more match is play. Match report to follow

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oh dear!!! poor shizu! what an incrdible slump she is in! <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

her poor heart must be shattered!

shizu comments "i... just... i don't understand it... my game... it's... it's completely fallen apart... for weeks my coach and I have tried our heart out to fix the problems but... nothing seems to be working! *sniffles* i've tried so hard to remain positive but how can you after so many losses in succession!? I... I can't go on... sorry! "

oh my! poor shizu! when will things change!? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
 

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<h3>Grand Open for Beijing Exhibition</h3>

With the dancing dragon and thumping drums, Bejing Great Wall Cup start out with a bang with all players showing up for the openign day. The day start off with Jane Wong being the announce. She also, to everyone pleasant surprise, umpire the first match between Babara Miele and C Pierce.

B Miele vs C Pierce<br />The first match is a tight encounter with both players playing reasonably well considering they got only a few days to adapt to the weather and jet lag. Babara make a flying start hitting groundstrokes and attempt ing to blow catherine off the court. Babara jump into a 5-0 lead, but after that, it is clear that Catehrine start finding her groove. Catehrine capitalise on ealry breaks in the second set and take away the set. However, it is babara who dominate the third set and take the match awaya from catherine. On the light side, there is a lot of laughs when Catherine and Babara try jokingly argue with the umpire, naming jane Wong on line calls to test jane ability to control the match which stir a lot of laughs.

S Katsumi v L Messay<br />few would have given L Messay chance of facing the world no. 1 however, what they are not aware of is that Shizu Katsumi did not arrive until yesterday. Leslie, jump into a big lead (5-0) in both sets only to be fought back by Shizu in both occasion, although a couple of careless error whcih is highly uncharacteristic of the world no. 1 hand the match to the very determine and very happy Leslie-Ann

A Gambill v M Adeva.<br />By that time, a large crowd are still around and people who watch this match will have to agree it is a very wierd encounter, with both player bagel on the other player on one set each. On the third set, it become a classic as both player playing above their level, and a lot of great net play and serve from both player take them to tiebreak where A Gambill capitalise a misfortune net cord from meghann to seal the match

Night match<br />M Wongv D Dokitch<br />The feature night match for the day is between the host Mary Wong and the infamous Daniela Dokitch, many tip the young Daniela will win because of recent slump by Mary Wong, but many are surprised by how well Mary wong play when she did not face a break point in the first set. By the second set, the crowd is cheering on for both players and Daniela pick up her play by some really heavy serve and hitting from the baseline. Daniela broke serve to go to a 5-4 lead and serving for the set, only to have lost 4 concecutive great rally points by Mary Wong and being broken back to love. In teh tiebreak, both player hold serve until Mary Wong win the match seal the match witha running forehand which kiss the line to the crowd delight

Dokic v Hingis<br />Although this is only a two set encounter but it is the match of the day, the no. 3 seed Elena try to fight for her life with some breath taking winners from all over the court, and finish the match with a clean ace, both player receive standing ovation for both of their courageous play even though it is only an exhibition

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