Katie is a good prospect. I remember seeing her in Edinburgh this year, hits decently off both sides, good serve. She struggled to make a particular impact against Elke Clijsters in the semis, who was outhitting her at times, but when she managed to dominate the points, she looked in control. Not wild.
Let's hope she keeps developing that game, if she can push Sanchez-Lorenzo to 46 46 then there is definately something there.
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.