Tammi is into the second round of a 10k in GBR after she took out the 8th seed in straight sets, she plays a wc in the second round. Her recent good results will see her break into the top 900 for the first time and if she keeps up this form she will continue to rise, I would like to see her in the top 600 by the end of the year and hoppefully all the other NSW girls will get thir butt's into gear as well.
Tammi had a really good run at the 25k in Wrexham, Britain. This will be very handy points for her...who would have thought Tammi would be making such huge strides and peers like Tyra Calderwood are completely MIA. Hope she keeps it up!
I always hoped Tammi could produce these results....she had potential when she was younger and used to hit the ball pretty hard and flat....had so many injury worries over the years, glad to see she is making some progress!!
Good luck to the West Aussies in 2013!:
Casey Dellacqua Jessica Moore Bojana Bobusic Storm Sanders
as well as Jelena Dokic Sam Stosur Sally Peers Ash Barty Olivia Rogowska Monique Adamczak Sacha Jones Rodionova Sisters Tammi Patterson Vicky Rajicic Azra Hadzic Alison Bai
Rick - I think Tammi's problem in the past is that she had zero margin for error on her shots. Flat serve, fore hand & back hand. If she nails it, it's a winner.. If not she's sending it over the fence.
Not to mention always being a little out of shape.
Seeing recent photo's of her, she seems to have really trimmed down.
If I had to liken her to a player now, I would say Mel South. Big game, never been able to put it together.
Massive amount of improvement from Tammi this year Goes to show that hard work and dedication pay off, as does travel and having a crack overseas. Top 300 is certainly a realistic prospect by year's end.