#1 Julia Jans proved that last week's win at the Australian Open wasn't a fluke, as she yet again dominated the field this week to claim the first Tier I event on the VWTT tour.
In a match between the current #1 and #2 players in the world, both players were playing exceptionally well. In fact, there was only one break in the match, when Jans broke Majoli in the tenth game to take the first set. Following the first set, it all came down to a battle of wills, as no player budged in the second set, forcing a tiebreaker. Both players started the tiebreaker even up to 2-2, but Jans showed to have the better nerves as she went on to win the next 4 points, giving Jans just one more point, before serving an ace down the center to go on to win the title.
:wavey:Congratulations Julia: Toray Pan Pacific Champion, 2002.:wavey:
By winning today, Jans will retain the #1 position and seed going into next week's Open Gaz de France. Iva Majoli will move from the #3 postion to #2 on the rankings, passing Amanda Coetzer, when the new rankings are published sometime early next week.
No.1 ranked VWTT player Julia Jans of Poland, followed her spectacular singles championship and doubles semi-final appearance in the Australian Open with a double-double title win. Jans defeated the talented and up and coming player of Iva Majoli in straight sets, 6-4 7-6 (3), to win the singles and prove that her Australian Open title and no.1 ranking are no fluke. Jans,ranked no. 3 in doubles, playing temporarily with Magdalena Maleeva-Fragniere, won the doubles title over Majoli and her partner Farina-Elia. The twosome won the final quite easily 6t-3 6-3. Despite her great success, Julia Jans has yet to find a PERMANENT doubles partner. She occasionally plays with Serena Williams, depending on Serena's availability. They have had a great success, reaching the semi-finals in both of their appearances together. Perhaps, her stint with Maleeva-Fragniere will become more consistent.