Shaughnessy Advances

by Nathan Hamm on 10/15/2004

USA’s Meghann Shaughnessy has advanced to the semifinals of the Tashkent Open. She’s the highest-seeded player still in the tournament.

I’m no huge tennis fan, but attention to this tournament seems to be growing every year. And, this caught my eye,

Play was delayed Friday for nearly two hours as officials deliberated over moving the tournament indoors due to cold weather and a light snow that fell early Friday. They eventually decided to keep the tournament outdoors.

All players said the weather had been a factor on the court.

“Circumstances were difficult for both of us, it was freezing,” Shaughnessy said after her match. “It’s the first time in my career I played two hours after snowing had stopped.”

It’s already snowing! And, it’s not often that you hear of tennis matches being delayed for snow.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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