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Toray Pan Pacific 2002

Welcome to Tokyo, Japan: host of the $1,224,000, 2002 Toray Pan Pacific. This is the first Tier I Event on the VWTT tour and although not as prestigious as the tournament it follows, The Australian Open, since this is a Tier I event many of the tour players can take a huge jump in the rankings by competing and doing well here. With three of the top ten seeds deciding not to enter this week: #2 Amand Coetzer, #5 Martina Hingis and #7 Jelena Dokic, this could bost as a great opening for some players trying to breakthrough. This will also be a test for Australian Open champ and current #1 Julia Jans. There has been an early pattern created on the VWTT tour, which is that every player that has won a tournament and obtained the #1 ranking has gone on to lose the first round of the next tournament. Definetly an unusual fact, and it will be very interesting to see if Julia can change that pattern this week. Also, due to the player turnout for this week, there will be no byes for top seeds.<BR>

This week's tournament also marks the debut of young Croatian Star, Mirjana Lucic. Welcome Mirjana :wavey:



Schedule for Results

First Round Results: After 2nd Round matches have completed
Quarterfinal Results: After Quarterfinal matches have completed
Semifinal Results: After Semifinal matches have completed
Final: After Semifinal matches have completed
 

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2002 Toray Pan Pacific

Singles Qualifying

Anna Kournikova vs. Mirjana Lucic



Singles Main Draw

(1)Julia Jans vs. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
Venus Williams vs. Chanda Rubin
(4)Jana Novotna vs. Monica Seles
Meghann Shaughnessy vs. Qualifier

Serena Williams vs. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
(3)Silvia Farina-Elia vs. Alexandra Stevenson
Martina Navratilova vs. Mary Pierce
(2)Iva Majoli vs. Gabriela Sabatini
 

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2002 Toray Pan Pacific Doubles Draw

Doubles Main Draw

(1)Rubin/Navratilova vs. Majoli/Farina-Elia
Seles/Shaughnessy vs. Kournikova/Lucic

V. Williams/ S. Williams vs. Stevenson/Novotna
(2)Sabatini/Pierce vs. Maleeva-Fragniere/Jans
 

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come on serena!
 

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Sam, I originally didn't plan having the Pan Pacific as part of the VWTT schedule, but people started sending in teams to me, so I decideded to do it, and sent out an email to everyone. I will shortly be posting the schedule for VWTT, that way you guys will no ahead of time which tournaments will be scheduled. As of now, the next tournament is the Open Gaz de France, which begins next Monday. For a list of players playing that event, click here.; however, you have until Sunday to send in your teams.

Sorry for the confusion :eek:
 

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OH NO!!!!! I miss this tournament!!!!
I did'nt know about this till now!!!!
Next time pls send some invitation......
 

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Oh great :-( Lindsay, didn't I send you an email also? I thought I sent both you and Sam an email about this tournament. I'm sorry guys. :sad:
 

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Yeah, I should address this to all VWTT Players. The Open Gaz de France will be played next week. I sent you all an schedule, but i want you all to know that you'll have until Sunday of this week to submit your teams to enter that event.

By the way, first round results will be posted tomorrow. Bye for now :wavey:
 

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ugh. results today does not really bode well for serena williams :sad:
 

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Qualifying Results

Singles Qualifying

Anna Kournikova def. Mirjana Lucic 6-0 6-0


Congratulations, Anna! You are now entered into the singles main draw ;)
 

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2002 Toray Pan Pacific

Singles (First Round)

(1)Julia Jans def. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-2 6-1
Chanda Rubin def. Venus Williams 6-0 7-6(3)
(4)Jana Novotna def. Monica Seles 6-2 6-3
(Q)Anna Kournikova def. Meghann Shaughnessy 6-4 6-0

Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere def. Serena Williams 6-0 6-0
(3)Silvia Farina-Elia def. Alexandra Stevenson 6-2 6-7(0) 6-0
Martina Navratilova def. Mary Pierce 6-3 6-2
(2)Iva Majoli def. Gabriela Sabatini 6-0 6-0
 

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That's a good first round win, I haven't a very brilliant team this week and I don't expect to go very far here. :rolleyes:

Thank you Jeff! :wavey:
 

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Thanks jeff, I can't believe Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere finally has won a singles match!:angel:
Good luck everyone!:)
 

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