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Kawana 25K: 16 y.o Aussie, Isabella Holland, is into final!

At the age of just 16, Isabella Holland has progressed through to the final of a 25k for the first time in her career. She is now the youngest Australian girl, in recent times, to make the final of a 25k. This includes the likes of Alicia Molik, Samantha Stosur, Casey Dellacqua and Jessica Moore.

En route to the final, Holland has beaten;
Emelyn STARR (AUS) (WTA #557) 6-2 7-6(7)
Jessica MOORE (AUS) (1) (WTA #144) 6-3 6-4
Alexis PROUSIS (USA) (7) (WTA #354) 6-3 6-4
Yi Miao ZHOU (CHN) (4) (WTA #288) 5-7 6-4 6-0

Holland now plays 3rd seed, Jarmila Gajdosova, for the championship!!!

Congratulations Isabella and let's hope this is the start of another promising Aussie girl's career
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Re: Kawana 25K: 16 y.o Aussie, Isabella Holland, trashed half of field and is into fi

she beat jess moore

good work! now good luck in the final!

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Re: Kawana 25K: 16 y.o Aussie, Isabella Holland, trashed half of field and is into fi

Good on her for making the final, but it doesn't appear she trashed anyone.
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Trashed? Yeah, right.


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Re: Kawana 25K: 16 y.o Aussie, Isabella Holland, is into final!

I think the fact that Gajdosova playing Aussie 25K's for the 34892756234780 year in a row is more surprising.



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Re: Kawana 25K: 16 y.o Aussie, Isabella Holland, is into final!

^^^^

This (as far as I remember) is only the second time Gajdosova has played on the Aussie 25k circuit
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Re: Kawana 25K: 16 y.o Aussie, Isabella Holland, is into final!

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This (as far as I remember) is only the second time Gajdosova has played on the Aussie 25k circuit
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Re: Kawana 25K: 16 y.o Aussie, Isabella Holland, is into final!

she look like Czink.
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Re: Kawana 25K: 16 y.o Aussie, Isabella Holland, is into final!

I don't mean the second tournament ever, but her second swing. She played 4 events in Feb/Mar back in 2006 and this is her second event this year.

If you are out of form, trying to regain it as well as confidence, why play on the WTA Tour all the time?

Anyway this thread is about Isabella, not Jarka
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She's been such a good talent for a long while, good to see her have a break out tournament of sorts Great stuff to reach the final here, good luck against Jarka

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Isabella! That's brilliant news. With this I'm confident Australia has at least two decent prospects for the future. She's pretty hot as well. A marketers dream if she can keep improving. Good luck in the final girl!
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Isabella make funny shapes with her mouth when she is hitting the ball...somewhat like Djokovic
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Good job!
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Re: Kawana 25K: 16 y.o Aussie, Isabella Holland, is into final!

Nice to see her breakthrough here, I saw her play mixed doubles against Peschke in the Aus open. I wasnt impressed with her, of course she was very young, but she didnt look to have the technique to generate much power, veteran Kveta was nearly blowing the raquet out of her hands when they got into a baseline exchange.... Of course Isababella can only go up from here. We will see how she does.
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