TALKING WITH... KRISTEN SCHLUKEBIR
September, 2002 continued
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Q: Maybe you and Tanner can end up in college together.
Q: Do you ever play with your sister (Karie Schlukebir, currently at the University of Indiana)?
Q: I don't get to see a lot of Pro results! How did you do in singles this year?
Kristen's experience in the women's events at the US Open was disappointing. She lost in the first round of Qualifying singles to Bahia Mouhtassine, 7-5,6-4. She and Tanner lost in doubles to No. 3 seeds Cara Black and Elena Likhoutseva, 6-4,6-3. In junior singles, however, Kristen made it through to the quarterfinals where she lost to Jarmila Gajdosova, 3-6,6-4,6-2. In doubles they lost in the second round to fellow Americans Jessica Kirkland and Alexandra Mueller, 1-6,6-2,7-6(2).
I sat down with Kristen once more for a few minutes at the end of the tournament.Q: Have your results here changed anything?
A: "Like turning pro? No. Not yet"
Q: Are you planning on playing any more junior events?
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