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2005- The year of new countries in Top 100!

There are many Russians, Americans, French and Czech players in the top 100 and thus it is nice to see players who reached the first 100 of the world in 2005 coming from countries which don't have a whole "armada" of talented tennis players and thus can write history for their country.

I just want to give credit to the following seven players: Sania Mirza (first ever Indian player in Top 100), Michaella Krajicek (Dutch world junior champion), Sofia Arvidsson (following on the track of Asa Svensson), Emma Laine (first player from Finland in Top 100 since more than 10 years), Sybilla Bammer (it is really surprising to me to see an Austrian in Top 100 after Barbara Schett retired ), Maret Ani (first Estonian player in Top 100) and Anastasiya Yakimova from Belarus.

Sania Mirza from India

Highest ranking: 31 (as of 10.10.2005) Current ranking: 34
Titles: (1) Hyderabad 2004
Birthday and birthplace: 15.11.1986 in Hyderabad (IND)
Grand Slam record 2005: AO: 3r; RG: 1r; WIM 2r; USO 4r
Career prize money: $300,855
Past countywoman in Top 100: -

Michaella Krajicek from the Netherlands

Highest ranking: 68 (as of 10.10.2005) Current ranking: 68
Titles: (1) Tashkent 2005
Birthday and birthplace: 9.01.1989 in Almere (NED)
Grand Slam record 2005: AO: 2r; RG: 1r;
Career prize money: $113,423
Past countywoman in Top 100: Miriam Oremans (2001)

Sofia Arvidsson from Sweden

Highest ranking: 81 (as of 24.10.2005) Current ranking: 81
Titles: -
Birthday and birthplace: 16.2.1984 in Halmstad (SWE)
Grand Slam record 2005: RG: 2r; WIM 2r
Career prize money: $205,668
Past countywoman in Top 100: Asa Svensson (2002)

Emma Laine from Finnland

Highest ranking: 84 (as of 12.9.2005) Current ranking: 90
Titles: -
Birthday and birthplace: 26.3.1986 in Karlstad (SWE)
Grand Slam record 2005: USO 2r
Career prize money: $96,299
Past countywomen in Top 100: Petra Thoren (career high No.73 in March '92) and Nanne Dahlman (career high No. 59 in Feb.'93)

Sybille Bammer from Austria

Highest ranking: 83 (as of 3.10.2005) Current ranking: 93
Titles: -
Birthday and birthplace: 27.4.1980 in Linz (AUS)
Grand Slam record 2005: USO 1r
Career prize money: $201,853
Past countywoman in Top 100: Barbara Schett

Maret Ani from Estonia

Highest ranking: 99 (as of 24.10.2005) Current ranking: 99
Titles: -
Birthday and birthplace: 31.1.1982
Grand Slam record 2005: -
Career prize money: $265,329
Past countywoman in Top 100: -

Anastasia Yakimova from Belarus

Highest ranking: 95 (as of 3.10.2005) Current ranking: 100
Titles: -
Birthday and birthplace: 1.11.196 in Minsk (BLR)
Grand Slam record 2005: AO: 1r RG 1r
Career prize money:$ 123,542
Past countrywoman in Top 100:

Other countries with one Top 100 player: Patty Schnyder (SUI/9), Katrina Srebotnik (SLO/31), Marta Domachowska (POL/61), Dally Randriantefy (MAD/63), Eleni Daniilidou (GRE/66), Yoon Jeong Cho (KOR/72), Melinda Czink (HUN/97).


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Sania is so cute......Michalle looks good in that photo as well...

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