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Betsmoyo
10-16-2004, 03:03 AM
Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) d. (2) Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 61 57 76(1)


In Moscow:
Elena D d Elena B 6 4 7 5

Sebastien447
10-16-2004, 07:39 AM
Good for Megan. I really liked her but she has really dropped off the radar. She hasnt been doing well at all lately. Same for Harckleroad. They were supposed to be the next American women along side the Williams Davenport and Capriati. I liked both of them and they both just didnt live up to expectations. But good to see Shaughnessy doing better.

At least Shaughnessy has produced. She's just working her way out of a slump.

Harkelroad has done absolutely nothing, much to my chagrin. She's on the hot women tennis player thread ya know! ;D

3mlm
10-16-2004, 10:21 AM
Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) d. (2) Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) 61 57 76(1)


In Moscow:
Elena D d Elena B 6 4 7 5

Nice win by Vaidisova but not her best. That came when she beat #29 Golovin last week to reach the QF at Tokyo. Not to mention her win over Sharapova in WTT in July.

For a player who debuted on the rankings at 264 March 1 when she was 14, she's come up fast and will break into the top 100 on Monday.

Some career highlights (courtesy of WTA):


2003 - Debuted on the ITF Circuit by reaching three consecutive finals: won $10K ITF/Plzen-CZE, her only event in 2003, without dropping a set (see January 2004 note for next two tournaments)


2004 IN DETAIL
February - Reached three consecutive finals (the first, a win, coming in 2003 (see 2003 Career In Review for first details) reached final at $75K ITF/Midland-USA, and then won $25K ITF/Columbus-USA (like her first title, without dropping a set)

March - Debuted on rankings at No. 264 on March 1 at age 14 and scored first Top 50 win the same week at Acapulco (1r opponent Kurhajcova ret. with an abdominal strain during first-set tie-break), d. world No. 48 Asagoe (No. 2 seed with a 1r bye) 62 63 in Asagoe's opening match (Vaidisova's second career Tour match, and first WTA Tour direct entry when ITF/Midland-USA winner Craybas elected not to play), l. to No. 100 eventual runner-up Pennetta in QF; as a world No. 206 WC at Miami, l. 1r to No. 71 Kurhajcova

April - Member of Czech Republic Fed Cup team that l. to Italy 3-1 in 1r (doubles rubber not played)

July - As a Sacramento Capitals WORLD TEAMTENNIS rookie, d. Wimbledon champion and Newport Beach Breakers' marquee player Sharapova on July 14 with a set score of 5-3

August - Won first WTA Tour title (only third appearance at a WTA Tour event) at Vancouver as a world No. 180 qualifier and by eliminating four seeds en route: No. 84 Irvin (No. 5 seed), No. 74 Sequera (No. 2 seed), No. 77 JIdkova (No. 3 seed) and No. 82 Granville (No. 4 seed); at 15 years, three months and 23 days, became sixth youngest to win a Tour title, second qualifier to take a title in 2004 (following Benesova at Acapulco) and lowest-ranked champion in 2004; made Grand Slam debut as a world No. 126 qualifier at the US Open, l. 1r 61 64 to world No. 1 top-seed and defending champion Henin-Hardenne

October - As a world No. 111 WC at Tokyo [Japan Open], upset No. 29 Golovin (No. 2 seed) in her opening match (following a 1r bye) for best match-win of career (see 2004 Acapulco note in March for second-best match-win), l. QF to No. 50 Koukalova (No. 7 seed)