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Lesley Kerkhove



Hello! I finally remembered the name of this player I saw in the Orange Bowl last year

Her name is Lesley Kerkhove. I was pretty impressed from what I saw. Big groundstrokes and a big serve. Needs a bit of consistency. I don't really know what potential she has but didn't see a cheering thread for her so here it is!



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http://www.lesleykerkhove.nl/
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Re: Lesley Kerkhove

As you can see on her site, she's rubbed elbows with many in the tennis world. (Mostly in Dutch tennis circles)

Few LESLEY KERKHOVE notes:

- Made a good impression on Dutch #1 Michaella Krajicek.

- Admires Roger Federer of ATP Tour.

- Admires Ana Ivanovic of WTA Tour.


My portion of introducing her can only go as far as words on your screen.

Those budding fans out there of Lesley must delve onto her website and browse the albums, agendas, photos, videos, etc.

Might I recommend viewing this. (Will certainly draw interest from Russian parties with such music )

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Re: Lesley Kerkhove

After the Aussie Open Juniors, she has nothing scheduled until March.

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Re: Lesley Kerkhove

WOW! She's beautiful! I'll be looking out for her in the future even though I will be cheering for Jade Curtis tonight!

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Re: Lesley Kerkhove

Lesley won 6-3, 6-1 against Jade Curtis, now in 3rd round against Pavlyuchenkova.

Tennis Tipping:
WON Singles: Memphis 2012. Team: FED Cup 2006.
FINALIST Singles: Memphis 2006, Indian Wells 2006, Ismaning 50k 2011. Doubles: Rosmalen 2006 (w/TdF_DBLL), Joue-Les-Tours 50k 2011 (w/MrBrightside.), Sydney 2012 25k (w/valac222).
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Great win Lesley! Tough match against Nastya but just give it your all
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Lesley Good luck against Pavlyuchenkova

Krajicek Bertens Wickmayer Jankovic Kerber Svitolina Hogenkamp de Vroome Flipkens Kerkhove Burger Rus Rezai Bacsinszky / Lena D. missing you
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Re: Lesley Kerkhove

Nice win! Little chance to beat Pavlyuchenkova I'm afraid, but good luck!

Visit the MichaŽlla Krajicek fansite:

Tashkent 2005, Hobart 2006, Rosmalen 2006
Palermo 2006, Budapest 2006, Rosmalen 2008
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Re: Lesley Kerkhove

Great win!!
Next round will be very though

Daniela Hantuchova
Michaella Krajicek
Arantxa Rus

Also good luck to: Jankovic, Henin, Ivanovic and the Dutch players

PSV Eindhoven
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I play at the same club as Lesley does. And I have the same coach as Lesley.
In Holland she really is a big upcoming talent and I wish her all the goods!
Lesley, if you see this...good luck! (again) and I'll soon visit one of your matches.

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Re: Lesley Kerkhove

She was watching Rus' first round match at AO juniors. I really thought she was older than 16 already - I've seen her name around a bit. Nice to see she's doing well though - god knows, NL need some up and coming players (on both sides of tennis).

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She & Him @ Melkweg "The Max", Amsterdam 6th May 2010
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She was watching Rus' first round match at AO juniors. I really thought she was older than 16 already - I've seen her name around a bit. Nice to see she's doing well though - god knows, NL need some up and coming players (on both sides of tennis).


Well, she lost to Nastya P. Was up a break in each set. Good fight though

7-6 6-3
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But good tournament!

Visit the MichaŽlla Krajicek fansite:

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Palermo 2006, Budapest 2006, Rosmalen 2008
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Re: Lesley Kerkhove

Yeah, she lost, but she fought well (judging from the score). That's not such a shame. She did lose to the top see.

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Re: Lesley Kerkhove

Lesley has the same ITF ranking as Arantxa had this time last year and Lesley is one year younger. Hope she can progress this year like Arantxa did last year.
Last time I saw Lesley play was in 2005, at age 13. She was a smart player then. But what I understand from the match reports in Australia she has developed her game and is now quite a big hitter. Smart and big hitter sounds promising. She's one of the few Dutch junior players who gives 100% for tennis.
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