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Open Gaz de France, 2002


Bonjour! Welcome to the VWTT tour's second Tier II event of the year, the Open Gaz de France. The Open Gaz de France is hosted by one of the most romantique and popular tourist attractive city in the world, Paris, France. After winning her 2nd title of the year last week at the Tier I Toray Pan Pacific, Julia Jans enters this event as the clear favorite, leading the closest opponent in the rankings, #2 Iva Majoli, by over 400 points. Iva Majoli, however, showed that she definetly wants to catch up to Julia, showing an impressive performance last week to reach the final, before losing to Julia. Other top players, such as #3 Amanda Coetzer and #6 Martina Hingis make their return to the tour this week, hoping to move back to the top of the rankings, after slipping from missing last week. New comer, Mirjana Lucic, also returns to action this week, and hopes to make a break through. In order to do that, however, she'll have to make it through 2 rounds of qualifying. Bonne Chance, tout le monde! Good luck to all! Let the tournament begin.


Shedule for Results

First Round - After 2nd Round matches complete
Quarterfinal- After Quarterfinal matches complete
Semifinals- After semifinal matches complete
Final - After the final is completed


Seeded Players

1. Julian Jans
2. Iva Majoli
3. Amanda Coetzer
4. Silvia Farina-Elia
 

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Open Gaz de France, 2002

Qualifying Singles

Venus Williams vs. Justine Henin
Mirjana Lucic vs. Alexandra Stevenson


Singles Main Draw

(1)Julia Jans vs. Maggie Maleeva
Serena Williams vs. Meghann Shaughnessy
(4)Silvia Farina-Elia vs. Gabriela Sabatini
Chanda Rubin vs. Qualifier

Martina Navratilova vs. Mary Pierce
(3)Amanda Coetzer vs. Martina Hingis
Anna Kournikova vs. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
(2)Iva Majoli vs. Lindsay Davenport
 

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Open Gaz de France, 2002

Qualifying Doubles

Kournikova/Lucic vs. Sabatini/Pierce



Doubles Main Draw

(1)Jans/Maleeva-Fragniere vs. Shaughnessy/Coetzer
Williams/Williams vs. Davenport/Stevenson
Hingis/Maggie Maleeva vs. Qualifier
(2)Majoli/Farina-Elia vs. Navratilova/Rubin
 

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Open Gaz de France, 2002

Qualifying Singles (Round 1)

Justine Henin def. Venus Williams 6-2 3-6 7-6(0)
Alexandra Stevenson def. Mirjana Lucic 6-0 6-0


Qualifying Singles (Final Round)

Alexandra Stevenson def. Justine Henin 2-6 6-1 6-3



Congratulations, Alexandra! You have earned your spot into the singles main draw ;)
 

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Singles (First Round)

Maggie Maleeva def. (1)Julia Jans 2-6 7-5 7-6(0) :eek:
Serena Williams def. Meghann Shaughnessy 6-4 3-6 7-6(11-9)
(4)Silvia Farina-Elia def. Gabriela Sabatini 7-6(4) 5-7 7-6(0)
(Q)Alexandra Stevenson def. Chanda Rubin 6-0 6-0

Mary Pierce def. Martina Navratilova 6-0 6-0
(3)Amanda Coetzer def. Martina Hingis 6-4 6-2
Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere def. Anna Kournikova 6-1 6-0
(2)Iva Majoli def. Lindsay Davenport 6-0 6-0
 

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Yeah, disappointing to see Lucic lose another match 6-0, 6-0. It's a tough game, but once she makes it through qualifying, she should do well. It's just making that breakthrough that is difficult.
 

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Open Gaz de France, 2002

Singles (Quarterfinals)

Maggie Maleeva def. Serena Williams 6-7(6-8) 7-6(0) 7-6(9-7)
(Q)Alexandra Stevenson def. (4)Silvia Farina-Elia 6-0 6-7(0) 6-0 :eek:
Mary Pierce def. (3)Amanda Coetzer 6-4 6-3 :eek:
(2)Iva Majoli def. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 6-4 0-6 6-0
 

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Doubles Qualifying

Sabatini/Pierce def. Kournikova/Lucic 7-6(0) 6-0

Congratulations to the team of Sabatini/Pierce. You both have earned your position into the doubles main draw :wavey:.
 

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Open Gaz de France, 2002

Doubles (First Round)

Shaughnessy/Coetzer def. (1)Jans/Maleeva-Fragniere 7-6(0) 7-6(0)

Davenport/Stevenson def. Williams/Williams 6-3 7-6(0)

(Q)Sabatini/Pierce def. Hingis/Maggie Maleeva 7-5 6-3

(2)Majoli/Farina-Elia def. Navratilova/Rubin 7-6(0) 7-6(0)
 

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Open Gaz de France, 2002

Singles (Semifinals)

Maggie Maleeva def. (Q)Alexandra Stevenson 7-5 7-6(3)

(2)Iva Majoli def. Mary Pierce 7-6(9-7) 6-7(6-8) 7-6(9-7)
 

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Doubles (Semifinals)

Davenport/Stevenson def. Shaughnessy/Coetzer 7-6(4) 6-7(3) 7-6(0)

(2)Majoli/Farina-Elia def. (Q)Sabatini/Pierce 7-6(0) 7-6(0)
 
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