Monique Viele lost to Nana Miyagi of Japan (WTA #224) in the first round of the ITF Tuscon Challenger 4-6 5-7, but the one point from playing ups her ranking to #837 this week, twenty places below her career high. She will play her first events of 2001 in the United States at challenger level in late January.
Monique Viele finishes 2000 at an end-of-year ranking of 888th. She may be playing two upcoming challenger tournaments, in Tuscon and Colombia. Check out her new official site.
It's all gone quiet on the Monique Viele front at the moment. She hasn't played any events yet since turning 16. She is probably preparing for a tour onslaught in 2001!!! Anyway, I have brought this site bang up-to-date, and apologies for letting it get so out-of-date. It's hard work keeping up this site, and my Jennifer Capriati site as well!?!
With the points for the Raleigh challenger added this week to the Sanex WTA Rankings, Monique Viele climbs to a new career high of 817th.
Wishing Monique Viele a very happy 16th birthday!!!
Monique Viele lost 3-6 2-6 to 3rd-seed Gabriela Volekova of Slovakia (WTA #355) in the second round of the ITF/Raleigh Challenger.
Monique Viele is back in action again at the ITF/Raleigh event in the USA. She defeated unranked wildcard Sara Anundsen of the United States 6-4 6-1 in the first round of the main draw, and will be hoping to repeat her success last week in Greenville, where she reached the quarterfinals.
Monique Viele lost in the quarterfinals at Greenville to 3rd-seed Candice De La Torre of the United States (WTA #465) 6-7 (4-7) 2-6.
Playing on the ITF $10,000 circuit, Monique Viele has reached the quarterfinals at Greenville in the United States. In the first round she defeated Elizabeth Schmidt of the United States (WTA #862) 7-5 6-3 and in the second round defeated Carla Andrade of Brazil (WTA #1064) 7-6 (7-5) 6-1. In the quarterfinals she will face 3rd-seed Candice De La Torre of the United States (WTA #465). As usual, Monique is not playing doubles.
Monique Viele has lost 3-6 6-3 4-6 to qualifying 7th-seed Katrina Nimmers of the United States (WTA #579) in the first round of qualifying at the ITF Hopewell Challenger in the United States.
The New York Hamptons defeated Schenectady County Electrics 24-13. Tina Krizan was leading Jolene Watanabe of the United States (WTA #173) 3-1 when she was substituted by Monique Viele. Viele went on to lose the match 4-5 (3-5). In doubles, Viele and Krizan defeated Nannie De Villiers of South Africa (WTA Doubles #85) and Watanabe (WTA Doubles #245) 5-3. This brings the World Team Tennis season to a close. The New York Hamptons finished bottom of their league. Monique Viele was 0-7 in singles and 4-11 in doubles. Despite disappointing results, Monique did get to play Monica Seles, Serena Williams and Martina Navratilova. Not bad, eh?
The New York Hamptons lost 20-22 to Schenectady County Electrics. Monique Viele and Tina Krizan lost 3-5 to Nannie De Villiers of South Africa (WTA Doubles #85) and Martina Navratilova of the United States (WTA Doubles #116).
The New York Hamptons went back to losing, crashing 15-25 to Delaware Smash. Monique only played doubles, with Tina Krizan, and they fell 3-5 to Mariaan De Swardt of South Africa (WTA Doubles #81) and Linda Wild of the United States (WTA Doubles #118). The New York Hamptons play their final three ties over the next three days, with no chance of reaching September's final.
The New York Hamptons gained a rare win, defeating Idaho Sneakers 22-13. Monique Viele and Tina Krizan (WTA Doubles #38) defeated Jane Chi of the United States (WTA Doubles #675) and Katie Schlukebir of the United States (WTA Doubles #58) 5-2. Monique then played her first mixed doubles match, partnering Jonathan Stark of the United States (ATP Doubles #116). They were trailing 1-2 against Katie Schlukebir and Levar Harper-Griffith of the United States (ATP Doubles #550), when Harper-Griffith was replaced by American youngster Andy Roddick (ATP Doubles #695). The change did not help Monique and Jonathan Stark though, as they went on to lose the match 1-5.
The New York Hamptons lost 16-23 to Springfield Lasers. Monique Viele was back to doubles-only duty, again with Tina Krizan, and they lost 2-5 to Lina Krasnoroutskaya of Russia (WTA Doubles #169) and Tara Snyder of the United States (WTA Doubles #127).
The New York Hamptons lost 17-24 to Kansas City Explorers. Monique Viele played singles again, losing 1-5 to Jennifer Hopkins of the United States (WTA #92). In doubles, Monique gained a new partner in Tina Krizan of Slovakia (WTA Doubles #38) and it did the trick, as Monique gained her first win in World Team Tennis play. She and Krizan defeated Jennifer Hopkins (WTA Doubles #184) and Holly Parkinson of the United States (WTA Doubles #182) 5-3. At last!?!
The New York Hamptons could not keep up their winning ways against Hartford FoxForce, losing 14-24. This time Liezel Horn and Bethanie Mattek blasted Monique Viele and Erika De Lone off the court 5-0.
The New York Hamptons won their second tie, defeating Hartford FoxForce 21-17. Monique only played doubles, teaming again with Erika De Lone, losing 4-5 (1-5) to Liezel Horn of South Africa (WTA Doubles #49) and unranked Bethanie Mattek of the United States.
The New York Hamptons and their team member Monique Viele continued their losing ways, falling 16-24 to Hartford FoxForce in a match-up delayed by one day due to heavy rain. Monique did indeed get to play Monica Seles of the United States (WTA #6), and was trailing 1-4 when she was replaced by teammate Erika De Lone. Seles won the next game, and the match 5-1. Replacements are a bit weird, but quite commonplace in World Team Tennis. Viele and De Lone then teamed up for yet another doubles loss, their fifth, losing 2-5 to Leizel Horn of South Africa (WTA Doubles #49) and Seles (WTA Doubles #91). The New York Hamptons are playing Hartford FoxForce for their next two meetings, on July 19th and 20th.
The New York Hamptons finally won a tie, defeating Delaware Smash 22-21, and lifting themselves up from the bottom of the World Team Tennis Pro League. Monique Viele did not play singles, although her replacement Erika De Lone lost as well, meaning that the New York Hamptons are still to win a women's singles match. Monique did play doubles with De Lone again though, once again losing. They lost 1-5 to Mariaan De Swardt of South Africa (WTA Doubles #80) and Mary Joe Fernandez of the United States (WTA Doubles #125). The New York Hamptons next play tomorrow, when they face Hartford FoxForce, who have Monica Seles on their team.
The New York Hamptons made it 0:3 in World Team Tennis, crashing 16-21 to the Sacramento Capitals, and they remain bottom of the World Team Tennis Pro League Table. Monique Viele, with another chance to prove herself against a top player, crashed 1-5 to Elena Likhovtseva of Russia (WTA #25) and also lost another doubles match with Erika De Lone, falling 2-5 to Elena Likhovtseva (WTA Doubles #20) and Aubrie 'Brie' Rippner of the United States (WTA Doubles #211). Monique is currently 0:6 in singles and doubles play for World Team Tennis 2000. The New York Hamptons play Delaware Smash tomorrow. They will be looking for revenge after losing to them earlier in the week. Serena Williams is no longer playing for Delaware Smash, so Monique will probably face Mary Joe Fernandez.
Monique Viele faced her first Top 10 player today, and lost miserably. She crashed 0-5 against reigning US Open champion Serena Williams of the United States (WTA #7), and then, again with Erika De Lone, lost 2-5 to Mariaan De Swardt of South Africa (WTA Doubles #80) and Serena Williams (WTA Doubles #19), as the New York Hamptons, currently bottom of the World Team Tennis Pro League, lost for the second time, 16-22 to Delaware Smash. Monique can at least take consolation in knowing that she is not the first person to lose five games in a row to Serena Williams! The New York Hamptons next play on July 13.
Monique Viele has made her World Team Tennis debut, playing for the New York Hamptons. They played the Schenectady County Electrics and lost 21-22. Monique lost her singles match 4-5 (1-5) to Nicole Pratt of Australia (WTA #48), and with Erika De Lone of the United States (WTA Doubles #59) lost 4-5 (3-5) to Nannie De Villiers of South Africa (WTA Doubles #84) and Nicole Pratt (WTA Doubles #55). The scoring system is a little different, but it is one that the WTA are apparently thinking of adopting on the main tour in the future. Monique may have lost both of her matches, but I suspect she will be pleased that they both went to tiebreaks against players highly ranked on the main WTA Tour.
Monique Viele climbs 135 places to a new career high of 834th on the latest Sanex WTA Rankings, after the delayed points from the Easton event were added.
Monique Viele suffered a disappointing second round loss to unranked qualifer Sarah Riske 4-6 4-6 at the ITF/Easton Challenger. Riske had also beaten her in the qualifying round, but she had advanced to the main draw as a lucky loser, defeating top seed Leanne Baker in the first round.
Monique Viele gained her finest professional victory at the ITF/Easton Challenger, defeating top seed Leanne Baker 4-6 6-4 6-3 in the first round. Viele, who progressed into the main draw as a lucky loser, will now face the woman who beat her in qualifying, unranked Sarah Riske of the United States, for a place in the quarter-finals.
Monique Viele won her second round qualifying match at the ITF/Easton Challenger in the United States. She defeated Keiko Tokuda 6-3 6-4. In the final qualifying round she was not so lucky, losing a tightly contested match 6-7 (2-7) 6-4 5-7 to unranked Sarah Riske of the United States. However, after a number of main draw withdrawals, Monique has advanced to the main draw as a lucky loser, where she faces a tough match with top seed Leanne Baker of New Zealand (WTA #308) in the first round.
Monique Viele is the 4th-seed in qualifying at the $10,000 ITF/Easton Challenger. She had a first round bye, and plays unranked Keiko Tokuda of the United States in the second qualifying round.
Monique Viele will play in Billie Jean King's World Team Tennis event in July for the New York Hamptons team. During the course of the month-long season she could have a chance to compete against Venus and Serena Williams, Mary Pierce, Monica Seles and Martina Navratilova.
Monique Viele now has an official website. Link above. There is some good stuff there, but as yet hardly anything about her tennis career! So, I guess I'll keep this website going for now.
Unranked Jennifer Embry of the United States defeated Monique Viele 7-5 6-4 in the third round of qualifying at the ITF/Challenger in San Antonio in the United States. Another disappointing result for Monique, who is now 1:5 on the professional tour.
Congratulations to Monique Viele who has won her first professional match. After a first round qualifying bye, she defeated unranked Mandy Stegman of the United States 6-0 6-1, to advance to the third qualifying round, where she faces another unranked American, Jennifer Embry.
With all the hype surrounding her WTA debut last September, Monique Viele might have been hoping to play in France this week, but alas she is not. Instead she is the 5th-seed in the qualifying draw at the ITF/Challenger in San Antonio in the United States. In the second qualifying round (after a first round bye) she faces unranked Mandy Stegman of the United States. Viele is currently ranked #945, and is winless on the professional tour after four events.
Monique Viele has recorded her fourth straight loss on the professional tour at this week's $10K El Paso Satellite event. She was seeded third in the qualifying draw, but, after a first round bye, lost to unranked 14-year-old Shadisha Robinson of the United States in the second qualifying round, 3-6 6-4 3-6. Monique can at least console herself with the fact that she has at last won a set on the professional tour, if not a match. In the latest singles rankings, Monique falls four places to #939.
This week Monique Viele climbs six places to a new career high of #935 on the latest Sanex WTA singles rankings.
Check out the new Monique Viele WebBoard. I know there isn't much to say at the moment, but feel free to drop by and leave a message about Monique.
This week Monique Viele climbs five places to a new career high of #941 on the latest Sanex WTA singles rankings.
Having played the required three professional events, Monique Viele gains her first ever Sanex WTA singles ranking this week at #946.
Monique Viele suffered her third first match loss in her third professional match, losing to Karolina Jagieniak of France (WTA #300) 4-6 3-6 in the first round of qualifying at the ITF Sarasota Challenger. A disappointing result, and Monique must be feeling the weight of the unfair expectations that those around her have placed upon her. Perhaps it now seems a little unwise to have called her the next best thing until she had something to show for it. Nevertheless, her coach Rick Macci has coached the likes of Jennifer Capriati and Venus Williams, so he knows his stuff, and Billie Jean King is known to be a fan of Monique, so what she needs to do is forget about the hype and take one match at a time. She's 15-years-old, is an exciting prospect for the future, and there really is no rush, and there should be no pressure. I wish her the best of luck for her next event and we here at the unofficial Monique Viele WebSite will be cheering her on!
Some news at last! Monique Viele has received a wildcard into the qualifying draw at the $75,000 ITF Challenger event in Sarasota next week. This will be her third professional event and she will therefore enter the Sanex WTA Rankings for the first time the week after the event. Good luck, Monique! Monique will also play in Billie Jean King's World Team Tennis event in the summertime.
Welcome to the unofficial Monique Viele WebSite. Monique can play a total of eight WTA/ITF events up to October this year, and as she hasn't played any yet we should have some news soon about the whereabouts of this young player who could be a hot star of the future. She has a lot of hype to live up to though, and having lost her first two professional matches in straight sets she has a lot to prove. But let us watch and enjoy the career of this young lady via this website.