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22 year old Galina Fokina has only played 10k's in Egypt since Nov. 2004.
And she does very well in a lot of them

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22 year old Galina Folkina has only played 10k's in Egypt since Nov. 2004.
And she does very well in a lot of them

http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/foki1203.htm
how odd. does she live there now and tennis is a hobby of hers?

i had completely forgotten about her. i remember her win against kournikova and her loss against dokic in moscow in 2001.


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how odd. does she live there now and tennis is a hobby of hers?

i had completely forgotten about her. i remember her win against kournikova and her loss against dokic in moscow in 2001.
I don't know why she doesn't travel. I was asking that in her cheering thread in Russian Roulette.
I started this thread hoping someone knows why she only plays in Egypt, since she wins several of these 10k's.

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maybe she is grounded
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She should try some 25K and see if she can boost her ranking a little!

There's also the possibility that she has settled down in Egypt and she just wants to be a journeyman tennis player.

There's nothing wrong with that, right?

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There's also the possibility that she has settled down in Egypt and she just wants to be a journeyman tennis player.
Playing a few tournaments per year doesn't qualify you for a journeywoman status

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a true journey man of our times is Dayedenko

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a true journey man of our times is Dayedenko

You're kidding right??
Davydenko is currently ranked #3 in the world and just won his first masters series in Paris. he is currently one of the top 8 in Shanghai at the ATP Tennis Masters Cup. he made the semis of the US Open this year and the quarters of the French and Australian. Last year he made the Quarters of the Australian and the semis of the French. He also made the top 8 and was at the masters Cup last year.

That is a STELLAR career and by no means journeyman material.
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i think she is semi-retired and only plays when there are tournies on near her
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maybe she is injured and can't play for more than one or two weeks without pain.
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she's not injured.

she lives in Egypt and has a job there, she plays tennis there for extra income.

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she's not injured.

she lives in Egypt and has a job there, she plays tennis there for extra income.
her job must be well-paid.
i mean how much can you earn from winning 10K?
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maybe she's keeping the petrova fire there
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her job must be well-paid.
i mean how much can you earn from winning 10K?
10K? If she wins a couple a year, that's not small change.
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Considering the average salary in Cairo is between $4,000-$5,000 a year, Galina can do pretty well for herself. She's already made $3,700 this year and she's scheduled to play the 3 10K's in Cairo (one of them going on this week, which she has already made the quarterfinals of.) Winning a 10K nets you $1,600. She makes more than the average yearly salary by working a few weeks per year, and then has her normal job.

That being said, I wish she would at least play the 25K's in Nigeria or the WTA tournament in Morocco. Her results show that she is still a top 300 player without any kind of training whatsoever. She might be able to crack the top 100 if she decided to come back. She's only 22 so it's not too late.
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