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<DIV align=center><font size=6><Font Color="#0083C1">Adidas International 2002</font></font><BR>
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<P><IMG SRC="http://www.kodak.com/digitalImaging/samples/images/jpeg/sydney23.jpg" width=343 height=230 align=left>Welcome to the 2nd stop on the VWTT circuit: The Tier II, $585,000 Adidas International. The adidas International is one of the oldest tennis tournaments on the world circuit, being played since 1885. In that time, the game's greatest players have through the ages thrilled crowds and strived to add their name to the list immortals on the cherished Sydney trophy.
<P>The NSW championships moved to White City in 1922 (21 October) and saw many of the game's legends win the title including Jack Crawford, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Rod Laver, John Newcombe, Pete Sampras, Margaret Court, and Evonne Goolagong.
<P>Renamed the adidas International in 1996, the event was played for the last time at White City in January, 1999. 2000 marked the debut for the Sydney International Tennis Centre and the adidas International 2000 was the first major event to be played at the new site.
<P>More tennis history was created in 2001 when the adidas International became the first tournament in the Open-era that the top two seeds were featured in the final of every event - men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles.
The adidas International is now the key lead up event to the Australian Open, and all players are competing for a top seeding. Its position in the tennis calender ensures the world's best players will get the rigorous preparation they require for the year's first Grand Slam.
<P>Heading the field at this year's Adidas International is last week's Thalgo Australian champ, Jelena Dokic. Some of the other top players competeting this week include last year's champion, Martina Hingis; 2000 Champion, Amelie Mauresmo.</P>
<P><IMG SRC="http://www.pilotpentennis.com/newpage/images/coetzer.gif" width=94 height=125 align=left><IMG SRC="http://radiobelche.cediti.be/images/Kim.Clijsters.jpg" width=94 height=125 align=left><IMG SRC="http://halarddecugis.multimania.com/mauresmo.jpg" width=84 height=125 align=left><IMG SRC="http://www.usopen.org/images/players/wtas008.jpg" width=91 height=125 align=left>The VWTT tour would also like to recognize the players making their season debut this week; Amanda Coetzer, Kim Clijsters, Amelie Mauresmo and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario. Clijsters, Mauresmo and Vicario had entered last week's tournament, but were forced to pull-out due to injury.</P></font></font>

<font size=4><DIV align=left><font color="white"><B>Accommodations:</B></font></font></DIV>
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<IMG SRC="http://media.expedia.com/hotels/pics/PG14111adsm.gif" width=206 height=200 align=left> Players will be staying at the Marriott hotel in Sydney.
Overlooking Hyde Park in city centre, the Marriott Sydney offers deluxe accommodations one mile south of the famed Sydney Opera House on the same street as the Australian Museum.<BR><BR></font></font><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>
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<font size=4><font color=white><B>Schedule of Play:</b></font></font>
<font color=yellow>First Round matches posted:</font> <Font Color="#0083C1">After 2nd round matches are played (In Sydney)</font>
<font color=yellow>Quarterfinal matches posted: <Font Color="#0083C1">After Quarterfinal matches are played (In Sydney)</font>
<font color=yellow>Semifinal matches posted:</font> <Font Color="#0083C1">After Semifinal matches are played (In Sydney)</font>
<font color=yellow>Finals will be posted:</font> <Font Color="#0083C1">After Final is played (In Sydney)</font></DIV></DIV></DIV>
 

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<H2 align=center><font color="0083C1">2002 Adidas International Draw</H2></font>

<B><U>Qualifying Draw</B></U>

Amelie Mauresmo vs. Kim Clijsters
Iva Majoli vs. Amanda Coetzer

Alexandra Stevenson vs. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario vs. Maggie Maleeva


<B><U>Main Draw</U></B>

Jelena Dokic vs. Julia Jans
Justine Henin vs. Siliva Farina-Elia
Lindsay Davenport vs. Qualifier 1
Mary Pierce vs. Martina Hingis

Jana Novotna vs. Martina Navratilova
Monica Seles vs. Qualifier 2
Meghann Shaughnessy vs. Chanda Rubin
Serena Williams vs. Gabriela Sabatini

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<H2 align=center><font color=0083C1>Doubles Draw</H2></font>

<B><U>Qualifying</U></B>

Mauresmo/Clijsters vs. Coetzer/Sanchez-Vicario
S. Williams/Jans vs. Majoli/Farina-Elia


<B><U>Main Draw</U></B>

Dokic/Maleeva-Fragniere vs. Seles/Shaughnessy
Pierce/Sabatini vs. Novotna/Henin

Rubin/Navratilova vs. Qualifer
Hingis/Maggie Maleeva vs. Davenport/Stevenson
 

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Excellent tourni-intro Jeff!

Meghann is just a bit worried about her second QF clash with Sabatini...perhaps revenge for last week will be had! And the doubles draw against last week's champions :eek: :( ....but c'mon Monica, let's show 'um our stuff!

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GOOOO ARANTXA!!!!

I think you should put ASV in that story, too. She's making her debut!

Does Amanda Coetzer want to form a regular partnership with ASV??
 

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Croat, Majoli is only playing qualifying because that just happened to be when I drew her name for the draw. I have decided not to implement seedings until after this week's Adidas International. I will start seeding players and will post the Rankings after this tournament. The only players that I put in seeding positions this week are Jelena Dokic and Gabriela Sabatini. The rest were just drawn randomly.
 

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GOOO MARTINA !!!!! :bounce:
Show us that you are still young enough to take the title in Sydney. :p

Great draw, Martina doesn´t have to play qualies!!!

btw
Great style of the thread, Jeff! :D
 

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Manuela is looking forward to redeming herself this week after losing in the first round last week in singles:eek:
Heres hoping Manuela and Dokic continue their winning ways this week in doubles:p
 

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I've decided not to post rankings until after this tournament.
 

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<Center><font size=6><font color="0083C1"><B>2002 Adidas International</B></font></font><BR><font color="ffffff"><font size=4><B>Qualifying Results</B></font></font></Center>

<B><U>Qualifying</U> (Round 1)</B>

Kim Clijsters def. Amelie Mauresmo 7-6(0) 6-3
Iva Majoli def. Amanda Coetzer 6-2 7-6(0)
Alexandra Stevenson def. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 6-4 6-1
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario def. Maggie Maleeva 6-7(10-12) 7-6(4) 7-6(8-6)


<B><U>Qualifying</U> (Final Round)</B>

Iva Majoli def. Kim Clijsters 6-1 6-0
Alexandra Stevenson def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-7(2) 6-1 6-3


<font color=yellow><B>Congratulations to Iva Majoli and Alexandra Stevenson. Both of you have earned a spot into the main draw. :wavey:</font></B>
 

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<center><font size=6><font color="0083C1"><B>2002 Adidas International</B></font></font><BR><font size=4><font color="ffffff"><B>First Round Results</B></font</font></center></font></font>


<B><U>Main Draw</U> (First Round)</B>

Julia Jans def. Jelena Dokic 6-3 6-4 :eek:
Silvia Farina-Elia def. Justine Henin 6-0 0-6 6-0
(Q) Iva Majoli def. Lindsay Davenport 6-2 6-0
Martina Hingis def. Mary Pierce 6-3 3-6 6-3

Jana Novotna def. Martina Navratilova 6-4 3-6 6-3
(Q) Alexandra Stevenson def. Monica Seles 7-6(0) 6-1
Chanda Rubin def. Meghann Shaughnessy 6-0 7-6(0)
Serena Williams def. Gabriela Sabatini 6-0 4-6 6-2




<font color=0083C1><B>Note: First round results were based on the outcome of matches at the Adidas International in the 2nd Round. Tie-breakers were decided by comparing your chosen tie-break player with your opponent's tie-breaker's results.</B></font>
 

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<center><font size=6><font color="0083C1"><B>2002 Adidas International</B></font></font><BR><font size=4><font color="ffffff"><B>Doubles Qualifying</B></font</font></center></font></font>


<B><U>Qualifying</U> (Rnd 1)</B>

Amelie Mauresmo/Kim Clijsters def. Amanda Coetzer/Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-7(8-10) 6-3 6-4
Serena Williams/Julia Jans def. Iva Majoli/Silvia Farina-Elia 6-0 1-6 7-5


<B><U>Qualifying</U> (Final Round)</B>

Serena Williams/Julia Jans def. Amelie Mauresmo/Kim Clijsters 6-0 2-6 6-3



<B><font color=yellow>Congratulations to the team of Serena Williams and Julia Jans! You guys have earned your position into the main doubles draw :D</B></font>

<font color=0083C1><B>Note:</B></font> The main draw results for the first round of doubles will be posted after quarterfinals are played at the Adidas International.
 

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serena williams is happy to be able towin her first match and qualify in doubles with julia jans but she has got to ask ... what happened to her sister venus in this tourney?
 
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