Elena Baltacha- Best British Player this Decade?
3rd Round Wimbledon 2002
3rd Round Australian Open 2005
Winner 75k Torhout Tournament 2008
Winner 25k Jersey Tournament 2008, 2005
Elena has brilliant potential, this was proven by her run to the 3rd round of Wimbledon in 2003 as an 18 year old. Sadly, injury and illness has been thorn in the side of Baltacha. She suffers from a liver disease, which prevents her from playing tournaments week after week. Bally also suffered a prolapsed disc in her back and was out for 9 months between June '06 and March '07. Baltacha has returned strongly rising from a ranking of 660 upto inside the world's top 200 by the end of 2007. In 2008, Bally has won 2 ITF Tournaments, one a 75k Tournament in Torhout, Belgium and the other a 25k Tournament in Jersey. Baltacha has had a troubled career so far with flashes of brilliance, can Wimbledon 2008 define Baltacha's career? Not long to wait now