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<u>1st round</u>

Barbora Strycova(CZE) - Bye
Katarina Zoricic(CAN) d. Shannon Hartman(USA) 6-1 6-0
Marina Tavares(BRA) d. Kathy Robey(USA) 6-4 6-0
Maria Serra(ARG) - Bye

Beier Ko(CAN) - Bye
Dasha Leonyuk(RUS) d. Ashlee Davis(USA) 7-5 6-4
Alexandra Hirsch(USA) d. Sylwia Ziolkowska(POL) 2-6 6-0 6-2
Amber Liu(USA) - Bye

Maria-Jose Lopez Herrera(MEX) - Bye
Angela Piedrahita(USA) d. Emily Mowery(USA) 6-2 6-3
Maria Sharapova(RUS) d. Lauren Bruch(USA) 6-1 6-1
Alexandra Mc Goodwin(USA) - Bye

Cory Ann Avants(USA) - Bye
Heesun Lyoo-Suh(KOR) d. Erin Fulkerson(USA) 6-2 6-0
Natalia Zabala(USA) d. Andrea Moncada(HUN) 6-3 0-6 6-4
Tetiana Luzhanska(UKR) - Bye

Nicole Pitts(USA) - Bye
Monika krauze(POL) d. Sarah Foster(USA) 6-1 6-4
Paula Zabala Alvarez(USA) d. Marnie Mahler(GER) 6-4 7-5
Shadisha Robinson(USA) - Bye

Allison Baker(USA) - Bye
Ji-Young Kim(KOR) d. Samantha Hammond(USA) w/o
Joelle Schwenk(USA) d. Gabriela Braga(USA) 6-2 6-2
Nina Bratchikova(RUS) - Bye

Aurelia Miseviciute(LTU) - Bye
Jennifer Alexandria Liles(USA) d. Tara Iyer(IND) 6-3 6-3
Hanna Nooni(SWE) d. Alexandra Mueller(USA) 6-4 6-3
Dominique Van Boekel(NED) - Bye

Olga Puchkova(BLR) - Bye
Carly Gullickson(USA) d. Stacia Fonseca(USA) 4-6 6-2 6-4
Shilla D'Armas(VEN) d. Whitney Collins(USA) 6-0 6-0
Sunitha Rao(USA) - Bye

<u>2nd round</u>

Barbora Strycova(CZE) d. Katarina Zoricic(CAN) 7-5 2-0 ret.
Marina Tavares(BRA) d. Maria Serra(ARG) 7-5 6-3
Beier Ko(CAN) d. Dasha Leonyuk(RUS) 6-1 6-1
Amber Liu(USA) d. Alexandra Hirsch(USA) 6-3 6-2

Maria-Jose Lopez Herrera(MEX) d. Angela Piedrahita(USA) 6-2 5-7 6-1
Maria Sharapova(RUS) d. Alexandra Mc Goodwin(USA) 6-1 7-5
Cory Ann Avants(USA) d. Heesun Lyoo-Suh(KOR) 6-0 6-0
Tetiana Luzhanska(UKR) d. Natalia Zabala(USA) 6-1 6-0

Nicole Pitts(USA) d. Monika krauze(POL) 4-6 6-2 6-4
Shadisha Robinson(USA) d. Paula Zabala Alvarez(USA) 6-4 7-5
Allison Baker(USA) d. Ji-Young Kim(KOR) 6-1 6-1
Nina Bratchikova(RUS) d. Joelle Schwenk(USA) 5-7 6-1 6-1

Aurelia Miseviciute(LTU) d. Jennifer Alexandria Liles(USA) 3-6 6-3 6-3
Hanna Nooni(SWE) d. Dominique Van Boekel(NED) 6-2 6-0
Carly Gullickson(USA) d. Olga Puchkova(BLR) 6-3 6-1
Sunitha Rao(USA) d. Shilla D'Armas(VEN) 6-2 7-6(6)

<u>3rd round</u>

Barbora Strycova(CZE) d. Marina Tavares(BRA) 6-3 6-0
Beier Ko(CAN) d. Amber Liu(USA) 6-1 6-2
Maria Sharapova(RUS) d. Maria-Jose Lopez Herrera(MEX) w/o
Cory Ann Avants(USA) d. Tetiana Luzhanska(UKR) 6-4 6-4

Nicole Pitts(USA) d. Shadisha Robinson(USA) 4-6 6-1 6-2
Allison Baker(USA) d. Nina Bratchikova(RUS) 6-2 6-2
Aurelia Miseviciute(LTU) d. Hanna Nooni(SWE) 7-6(7) 7-5
Carly Gullickson(USA) d. Sunitha Rao(USA) 7-6(3) 6-3

<u>Quarterfinals</u>

Barbora Strycova(CZE) d. Beier Ko(CAN) 7-5 6-2
Maria Sharapova(RUS) d. Cory Ann Avants(USA) 6-4 6-4
Nicole Pitts(USA) d. Allison Baker(USA) 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3
Aurelia Miseviciute(LTU) d. Carly Gullickson(USA) 6-2 6-1

<u>Semifinals</u>

Barbora Strycova(CZE) d. Maria Sharapova(RUS) 6-2 6-3
Aurelia Miseviciute(LTU) d. Nicole Pitts(USA) 6-3 6-2

<font color=red><u>Final</u>

Barbora Strycova(CZE) d. Aurelia Miseviciute(LTU) 6-3 7-5</font>

[ September 16, 2001: Message edited by: Josh ]
 

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Good luck to Cory Ann Avants, Allison Baker, Nicole Pitts and Carly Gullickson
 

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go Maria, take your second junior title here <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

[ September 16, 2001: Message edited by: tenn_ace ]
 

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Here's the final scores.
That Sharapova/Avants match would've been great to see. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
Quarterfinals
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Strycova d. Ko 7-5 6-2
Sharapova d. Avants 6-4 6-4
Pitts d. Baker 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3
Miseviciute d. Gullickson 6-2 6-1

Semifinals
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Strycova d. Sharapova 6-2 6-3
Miseviciute d. Pitts 6-3 6-2

Final
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Strycova d. Miseviciute 6-3 7-5

Congrats to Barbora!!!
 

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thanx Jurgie .......

now I don't have to spend time writing up the draws.

Maria did well beating Cory <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> but Barbora was a diff story <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

waiting for the NEC World Youth Cup teams to be named next Sunday (U16 Team Comp) which takes place in Chile in October.

Hopefully Maria is in.

Expecting, Daria Tchemarda , Vera Douchevina , to be ones selected , hope other one in Sharapova
 

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Eggy, has Maria Sharapova ever played a team competition for Russia? Did you tell "Sharky" about this board? Maria has certainly had a good start to her 18u career. But will her 5'8" and 105 pound body be able to withstand much bigger and stronger oppnents? The ITF Juniors website lists Maria as 5'8" and 105 pounds. I am pleased to see that she can immediately compete with the best 18u players in the world. I'm so happy Nick Bollettieri has taken the wrapping paper off Maria and let her play the 18's. Maria is a gift to the tennis world.
 

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She hasn't yet but I hope she does as those Team Events can seriously help.

The best players of that age group are involved.
 

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Maria jumped in the rankings from 221 to 116 <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> Good going, girl!

She is one of 5 youngest players in the top 200 (together with Olga Puchkova, Kirilenko Maria, Safarova Lucie and Gajdosova Jarmila: all born in 1987), but Maria played only 3 tournaments whereas all other girls at least 9.
 

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Cat in the Hat, I am so happy too that Maria is finally playing in the ITF juniors! We have been waiting for this in a while! It's about time!

Maria is nowhere but up in the rankings! She sits at no. 116! Whooo HOOO! I am loving every min of it! Can't wait for for a few big Jr events coming up in a few months such as Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl.

I very much doubt Maria will be playing in Australian Open Jr in January since lot of good jr players skip this Jr Grand Slam. Travelling very far is tough for Jr players. Dunno why! Maybe she will surprise us!

I am so disappointed that Maria lost to Barbora Strycova. But hey, at least she hasn't lost to unknown Jr players yet! Very positive! Only lost to two Seed #1 players, so far! That's damn good for Maria to start in her Jr career.

<font size=4 color="ccff33">Maria! Maria! Maria!</font>

[ September 18, 2001: Message edited by: Sharky ]

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Hello Sharky(SharapovaFan), I'm glad you found this board. It's a good alternative to the Sanex WTA message board, which is still in a coma! I doubt Maria will make the trip to Australia to play the Junior Australian Open. That's an awful long way to go to play the juniors. I don't think Anna K. went to Australia until she played the main draw as a 15 year old in 1997. Does Maria play doubles? I've never seen her in a doubles draw.

P.S. - Sharky, you should invite people to the Maria Sharapova Zone message board. Udachi Maria!
 
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im so dissapointed that maria is better than olga. nothing against maria, but olga!!!! yes, does maria play doubles? to me it is a competition between the two, olga is 39 in doubles, so while maria may hold the edge in singles(apparently is pretty clear <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0"> ) does she have it in doubles as well?


btw, OLGA made it to the semis in the doubles and that brought her back up to her 39 spot she had occupied earlier this year.


OLGA!!!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/hearts.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/kiss.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/lick.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/love.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/berzerk.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/drool.gif" border="0">
 
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do you know how cool it would be if down the road a few years, olga #1 maria #2 (atleast give me olga #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> ) <IMG SRC="smilies/hearts.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/hearts.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/hearts.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/hearts.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/love.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/lick.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/kiss.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/drool.gif" border="0">
 

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Number 1 and number 2 in the ITF or WTA rankings? As far as I know, Maria doesn't play doubles.
 

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As far as i know olga is way better doubles player than maria, but maria is better in singles, & maria doens't plays doubles, i would love 2 see maria & tatiana playing doubles together
 
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