Top 200 stats
In red girls who are under 20
KOUKALOVA Klara -Czech Republic -23 y.o -former best ranking:29 -NEW:28
PEER Shahar -Israel -18 y.o -former best ranking:41 -NEW:36
CASTANO Catalina -Colombia -26 y.o -former best ranking:38 -NEW:37
DOMINGUEZ LINO Lourdes -Spain -24 y.o -former best ranking:64 -NEW:62
SCHRUFF Julia -Germany -23 y.o -former best ranking:71 -NEW:70
LAINE Emma -Finland -19 y.o -former best ranking:76 -NEW:73
PIRONKOVA Tsvetana -Bulgaria -18 y.o -former best ranking:82 -NEW:76
MEUSBURGER Yvonne -Austria -22 y.o -former best ranking:114 -NEW:112
SAVCHUK Olga -Ukraine -18 y.o -former best ranking:118 -NEW:115
LISJAK Ivana -Croatia -18 y.o -former best ranking:126 -NEW:118
BONDARENKO Kateryna -Ukraine -19 y.o -former best ranking:121 -NEW:120
WOZNIAK Aleksandra -Canada -18 y.o -former best ranking:143 -NEW:133
KING Vania -USA -17 y.o -former best ranking:141 -NEW:140
NAGY Kyra -Hungary -28 y.o -former best ranking:144 -NEW:143
PIEDADE Frederica -Portugal -23 y.o -former best ranking:151 -NEW:150
WOERLE Kathrin -Germany -21 y.o -former best ranking:152 -NEW:151
BARDINA Vasilisa -Russia -18 y.o -former best ranking:191 -NEW:157
POUTCHKOVA Olga -Russia -18 y.o former best ranking:191 -NEW:170
BARROIS Christina -Germany -24 y.o -former best ranking:192 -NEW:177
CHAN Yung-Jan -Taipei -16 y.o -former best ranking:198 -NEW:197
ZAHLAVOVA Sandra -Czech Republic -20 y.o -former best rank:200 -NEW:199
One of the best new comer in 2005 (from n°183 to n°45), she started 2006 with her 1rst victory on the tour and a ranking record! As 4th seed, she won Pattaya Tier IV $170K with a victory over Jelena Kostanic n°69 who is playing really good after a disastrous 2005 where she lost 50 places in the ranking (former best at n°35)
That young bulgarian hope had a nice run in Paris Tier II $600K where she reached the 2nd round in the main draw as a qualifer! She beat Lucie Safarova (n°31) in the Main draw before loosing to eventual semi finalist 4th seed/n°9 Patty Schnyder.
New ranking record for that young croatian girl who qualified for the main draw in Paris Tier II $600K. In the qualies, she ousted the 7th seed/n°99 and won 2 other matches before loosing to Vera Dushevina (n°46)
Aleksandra keeps rising in the world ranking. She's up 10 places this week with a 2nd round in Pattaya Tier IV $170K after qualifying upsetting 4th seed/n°127 Yuliana Fedak in the last round of the qualies and Na Li (n°63) before loosing to eventual semi finalist 5th seed/n°47 Nuria Llagostera Vives.
Another russian girl who's starting to make noise on the tour, she's on the way to the Top 150 now with a final in Midland $75K Challenger last week. She ousted the 2nd seed/n°60 Meghann Shaughnessy and the 3rd seed/n°85 Jamea Jackson before loosing to 6th seed/n°150 champion Maria Emilia Salerni.
The second russian who did pretty well in Midland $75K challenger reaching the semi final. She ousted the 5th seed/n°138 Edina Gallovits and created the biggest upset and best victory for her with a win over 1rst seed/n°42 Laura Ganville before loosing to eventual champion 6th seed/n°140 Maria Emilia Salerni.
Christina reaches her highest ranking thanks to a victory in Belfort $25K challenger 2 weeks ago. She was one of the expected winner in Belfort as 4th seed and got the victory over former belgium prodigy Kirsten Flipkens (seeded 7/n°210)
FASTER MOVERS IN THE TOP 10, 20, 50, 100, 150, 200
Elena LIKHOVTSEVA n°17 (+1), Ana Ivanovic n°18 (+1) and Nathalie DECHY n°19 (+1):
All of that girls benefit from Dinara Safina sliding to n°20 because she lost her crown in Paris Tier II $600K.
Jelena KOSTANIC n°50 (+19):
Jelena is back in the Top 50. After a very bad 2005 year on the tour where she lost around 50 spots in the world ranking, Jelena is starting 2006 with new ambition and good confidence. She's got a 11-4 win/loss record and a race ranking at n°15! Last week she reached her 2nd final on the tour (after Helsinki Tier IV 2003) in Pattaya Tier IV $170K. She ousted the 5th seed/n°47 Nuria Llagostera Vives before loosing to Shahar Peer (4th seed/n°45).
Emilie LOIT n°54 (+13):
A bit like Jelena, Emilie Loit wants to forget 2005, and she seems to play with good confidence in the early 2006. She was all the more motivated last week because she was playing at home (she's training in the TCP, 5 minutes from the Stade Pierre de Coubertin). In Paris, she reached the Quater Final ousting n°41 Roberta Vinci before loosing to eventual runner up 2nd seed/n°6 Mary Pierce in a very close match (2 tie breaks).
Tsvetana PIRONKOVA n°76 (+13):
Maria Emilia SALERNI n°114 (+26):
With a victory in Midland $75K challenger, Maria Emilia is now 19 spots from her former best ranking (nearly 4 years ago!).
Vasilisa BARDINA n°157 (+34):
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