Reserrection of the thread requested.
We are entering grass season, and the best place for Elena to rocket up the ranks! We all remember the great run of 2002 at Wimbledon, and we all hope for something similar this year (maybe better
). Its certainly when she really has a chance.
She is playing the $25K Surbiton event, and is playing the qualifier (former Top 200 player) Seda Noorlander of Netherlands, and might meet Akiko Morigami in the second round
(7) Elena Tatarkova UKR vs Q Leanne Baker NZL
Carly Gullickson USA vs Lilia Osterloh USA
SR Elena Baltacha GBR
vs Q Seda Noorlander NED
Kelly Liggan IRL vs (2) Akiko Morigami JPN
Good luck Elena!
The fruit series is suspended whilst Grachka (obatafan) mourns Saori's retirement.
Born : April 23rd 1978
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Height: 5' 5" (1.65m)
Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg)
Plays: Left handed
Career Prize Money: $652,031
Highest Singles Ranking: 39 (Feb 9th 04')
ITF Titles: Augusta (2005), Gifu (2005), Fukuoka (2003), Port Pirie (2001), Jakarta (1996).
Finalist (1): 2003 - Tashkent.
Semifinalist (1): 2003 - Bali.
Quarterfinalist (6): 2004 - Birmingham; 2003 - Memphis, Pattaya City; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Shanghai.
Last edited by obatafan; May 29th, 2004 at 07:58 PM.