JOOLA strikes it big @ 2009 US OPEN

Thomas KeinathIn Las Vegas Thomas Keinath won the US Open with a clear 4:0 victory over Adrian Crisan (Romania). The two JOOLA stars Jrg Rosskopf and Chen Weixing, defeated a pairing from South Korea 4:1 in the final to take the doubles.

Amelie Solja had an impressive debut. At her first attempt she beat many strong players to win the U 21 tournament using the JOOLA Amy rubbers, specially developed by herself. In the singles she was defeated in the quarter finals by her constant rival, Elisabeth Samara form Romania.

The German Champion 2008, Tanja Hain-Hofmann, also left a strong impression. Only in the finals was she closely defeated by the US local hero Gao Yun (world ranking no. 19) by 4:2. In the previous rounds she beat Canada’s no. 1, Zhang Mo and defeated world ranked no. 36, Daniela Dodean, by 4:3. After her success at the Flandern Open this was the second best result at world ranking tournmaments this summer for Tanja.

Jrg Rosskopf had to say an early goodbye in the quarter finals of the singles against Filimon (Romania) . He gambled away a 3:0 lead and couldn’t capitalise on several match points.

Last year’s champion Chen Weixing also gave way in the quarter finals against the Wang from Canada. However, he was strongly penalised by the umpire for foul serving and lost several points.

As in 2008 the JOOLA players dominated the US Open in the gambler’s paradise Las Vegas and won the major part of the prize money.

Here is a full list of results from our JOOLA sponsored players:


Mens Singles
Thomas Keinath – Champion
Chen Weixing – Quarterfinalist
Joerg Rosskopf – Quarterfinalist

Womens Singles
Tanja Hain-Hoffman – Finalist
Amelie Solja – Quarterfinalist

Mens Doubles
Chen Weixing & Joerg Rosskopf – Champion
Constantin Cioti & Thomas Keinath – Quarterfinalist

U21 Mens Singles
John Leach – Quarterfinalist
Yong Ji Im – Quarterfinalist

U-21 Womens Singles
Amelie Solja – Champion

Over 30 Mens Singles
Thomas Keinath – Champion

Over 40 Doubles
Joerg Rosskopf & Andreas Hain – Finalist

Boys 13 and Under Singles
Allen Wang – Quarterfinalist
Ethan Chua – Quarterfinalist

Boys 11 and Under Singles
Allen Wang – Champion
Ethan Chua – SemiFinalist

Tanja Hain Hoffman – Champion
Trevor Runyan – Quarterfinalist

Under 3700 Doubles
Sam Lee & Haydon Lee – Semifinalist

Hardbat Singles
Trevor Runyan

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