New Years Eve celebrations lower key than usual
May 2005 bring peace and happiness!
This year, the New Year festivities were more subdued, as the tsunami
disaster in the southern part of Thailand was still on everybodyís mind.
However, as parties had been organized for months ahead, some parties were
still held around town.
Maria Sharapova downs Venus Williams
in TAT tennis exhibition
Just two weeks before the opening of the first ATP
tournament of the 2005 year, the Australian Open, Chiang Mai saw Wimbledon
champion Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams (world ranking number nine),
Thailandís number one Tamarine Tanasugarn and Thailandís number two
women tennis player, Suchanun Viratprasert.