|Paris Open 2001|
|Finally the time has come for Anke's comeback, Anke's last match was at the US Open in September, so it has been a long 5 months for any fans of Anke.
Here is the draw for the Paris Open
(1)Mary Pierce bye
Anne Kremer vs Andrea Glass
Kveta Hrdlickova vs Ruxandra Dragomir
(6)Anke Huber vs Sonja Jeyeseelan
(4)Elena Dementieva bye
Elena Likhovtseva vs Magdalena Maleeva
Denisa Chladkova vs Ana Isabel Garrigues
(5)Sandrine Testud vs Meghann Shaugnessy
(7)Amy Frazier vs Anna Smashnova
Patty Schnyder vs Anne-Gaelle Sidot
Silvja Talaja vs Nathalie Dechy
(3)Nathalie Tauziat bye
(8)Amelie Mauresmo vs Tatiana Panova
Iva Majoli vs Magui Serna
Sandra Kleinova vs Emilie Loit
(2)Anna Kournikova bye
Anke's opponent Sonja Jeyaseelan is from Canada and is currently ranked #63 in the world, she has beaten Venus Williams and Conchita Martinez in the past. Sonja's highest ranking has been #49. The match will be played either on the 6th or 7th of February
Anke beat Sonja today by the score of 6-1 6-3, a very easy victory for her, her next match is against Ruxandra Dragomir of Romania, who beat Kveta Hrdlickova of Czech Republic, which will either on Wednesday or Thursday.
Anke won her first round doubles match with Bianka Lamade 3-6 6-3 6-4 against Eva Bes and Tatiana Poutchek.
Anke is playing Ruxandra Dragomir at 13:30 CET on 7/2/01, Anke won this match 6-2 6-4 and is now in the quarter-finals where she faces Anne Kremer of Luxembourg. They have met once before at the US Open in 1999 which Anke won 6-1 7-6. The match is second on centre court. The matches start at 14:00 CET.
Unfortunately Anke and Bianka lost their second round doubles match against Kimberley Po and Nathalie Tauziat 6-3 6-1.
Anke beat Anne Kremer of Luxembourg in 3 very tough sets 6-2 6-7 7-5, she lead 6-2 4-2 but dropped that set but she came back from 3-5 down in the third set to pull through. She showed great fighting spirit. Next up for Anke is Magdalena Maleeva, their head-to-head is 4-2 in favour for Anke with Anke winning their last match 3-6 6-4 6-3 in Portschach.
Great news Anke is through to her first final since Sopot last year after beating Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria in the semi-finals 4-6 7-5, she will face Amelie Mauresmo of France, Anke has a winning record over Mauresmo, with her last victory coming in the US Open in 1999. She leads 2-0
Unfortunately Anke lost today 6-7 1-6 to Mauresmo, but still it was a great performance from her this week getting to the final and beating some very good players in the process after being off for 5 months.
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