Sixteen year-old Elena is at a career high ranking right now in juniors of #15 but keeps rising.
She won a GA in Brazil in March, beating Chala, Konta, and then Jovanovski in the final and then took some time off (possibly for school?) before returning last week at a G1 in Italy losing easily to Burnette.
Hopefully she is back in form this week at the Italian Open, another GA.
GA Italian Open 1R:  Elena Bogdan d. [WC] Claudia Giovine 6-4 6-2
Good start over a wild card, hope she is ready to go now because the real tournament starts. Nadia Lalami awaits her in the second round, haide Elena!
Last edited by Demosthenes; Nov 29th, 2008 at 02:35 PM.
BIRTHDATE: 28/03/1992 BIRTHPLACE: Craiova, Romania RESIDENCE: Craiova, Romania NATIONALITY: Romania PLAYS: Left Handed (double-handed backhand) FAVORITE SURFACE: Clay COACH: Ovidiu Popescu & Ioan Iovanescu AGE STARTED TENNIS: 7 PERSONAL INTERESTS: Music, cinema, skiing, swimming
2008 SINGLES (juniors): 18-6 2008 DOUBLES (juniors): 18-6 (incl. Australian Open final w/Doi)
CAREER SINGLES (juniors): 47-22 CAREER DOUBLES (juniors): 44-17
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