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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : March 11th 2009
48 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, March 12, 2009 MB Inner-West Weekly Sport Hard slog for champs SHIREEN KHALIL Emily Hewson in action on the court and Tyra Calderwood (inset). Pictures: PHIL BLATCH ~PP252977, ~PP632894 AUSTRALIAN top tennis players Tyra Calderwood and Emily Hewson took to the Sydney Olympic Park courts last week to compete in the first Australian Money Tournament (AMT). The AMT, held from Wednesday to Sunday, saw 22 of Australia's top-100 players battling it out in men's and women's singles and doubles events. The total prize pool was $10,000 and Australian ranking points. While Ashfield's Emily Hewson, Australia's number-two seed, was close to winning the grand prize, she lost to number-three seed, Mia Vriens, of Glenorie, in the singles final, 4-6, 6-0, 6-4. ''I hadn't been playing for a while and it was a tough few days because we had a few matches each day and my fitness was not up to scratch,'' Hewson said. Despite wining the first set, Hewson said she lost her touch in her serves later in the game. ''My serve let me down. I was getting about 40 per cent first serves, then I had to slow it down so I got more first serves in and it put more pressure on the return game,'' she said. Hewson, who described the match as being a bit bumpy, said Vriens played well at the right time. ''She played well and hit some good shots and stayed in the points,'' she said. Although Newington's Tyra Calderwood, the number-one seed, lost in the women's singles quar- ter final to Erin Lieseld, she managed to blitz the women's doubles with partner Lejla Husic, of Liverpool. The women had a bit of a shaky start in the first set but picked up their game, taking out Jenny Le, of Fairfield, and Vanja Galijasevic, of Blacktown, in two sets: 6-7, 6-2, 11-9 ''It was pretty tight in the first set but in the second set we played well and took it comfortably,'' Calderwood said. ''It was a very long tie break for the third set.'' She agreed with Hewson that it was a tiring process to get to the finals. ''Our opponents played well and we were a little tired because we played a match just before the doubles. It was good to get through it,'' she said. Cadlerwood is now focused on the Queensland international tournaments in April, while Hewson is concentrating on the New Zealand international tournaments. 195 Parramatta Road, HOMEBUSH WEST p: 9746 6400 www.thewentworth.com.au 2035938K WK35 4 fully qualified Chefs - Stylish Outdoor Sunny Deck Visit us at The Wentworth! With your choice of chips and salad Friday's 5pm til 9.30pm $8 T-Bones $4.20 Long necks Now open till 12pm (Sun 10pm) Bottle Shop $11 Lunch Special - Mon-Fri Lunch Specials - Happy Hour Mon - Fri - POKER - Mon & Thurs - $5 Schnitzel - Tues 5 - 9pm - $8 T-bones - Fri 5 - 9:30pm - Karaoke - Fri 8pm til late - Massive Meat Raffles - Fri - Lucky Door Prizes - Fri WHAT'S HAPPENING Family Fun Day - Sunday kids playground, latest PS3 Games. Bistro open 12 - 9pm Come and have a great time with family and friends at the Wentworth Hotel The Wentworth! With your choice of chips and salad Tuesday's 5pm til 9pm $5 Schnitzel
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