News on Emily Webley-Smith - TennisForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 98 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 2008, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
GBTG_Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Paisley
Posts: 10,534
                     
News on Emily Webley-Smith

This is an unconfirmed rumour posted on britishtennis.net but maybe can be confirmed here:

Emily broke her leg out in Oz (jesus, how unlucky is this girl?!) and that's why we've not heard anything of her since.

However, the 'rumour' bit is that she was cutting costs and didn't get any travel insurance, so she's basically stuck there.

No idea if that's true, and if it is I'd be disgusted in the LTA. They could surely help her get back to the UK, and even if she's outwith the set-up now, she was on her way to the top 200 after almost making r3 of Wimbledon, and deserves a bit of respect trying to come back after horrific injuries.


Hoping someone on gbtennisgirls can confirm or deny this. Its so, so sad

#teamGB
GBTG_Fan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 98 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 2008, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
GBTG_Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Paisley
Posts: 10,534
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

Old article, outlining all the horrible stuff Emily's been through


19th September 2006




Paddington Tropicana Tour winner Emily Webley-Smith says she is excited to be fully fit again after four years of on-off injury problems and three operations on her right ankle.

The 22-year-old, who with British No.1 Anne Keothavong is coached at the Queen’s Club by Colin Beecher, won her first title since her latest return to competitive play on Saturday.

The right-hander from Bristol warmed up for this week’s Nottingham $10,000 tournament by beating top seed Claire Peterzan 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the British Tour event in Paddington, west London. Ian Samuels outlasted Tom Burn in three sets to take the men’s trophy.

For Webley-Smith it was a welcome return to winning ways after nearly four years trying to fully recover from problems relating to her right ankle, which she broke back in 2002.

“Having earned nothing for the first seven months of the year, and having relied heavily on the support of my family, it’s going to take a lot more British Tours and wins at Satellite and Challenger level in this country before I can even begin to think about funding flights and expenses abroad,” Webley-Smith said.

The history of the injury and Webley-Smith’s battle to regain full fitness is not for the faint-hearted.

The problems began after breaking her ankle on court four years ago, which resulted in surgery to repair bone and ligament damage and nine months on the sidelines.

Although she returned to the tour, she needed a second operation in November 2003 to remove loose cartilage in the ankle.

Webley-Smith then enjoyed injury-free tennis for around two years and was able to demonstrate her potential, peaking at a career-high WTA ranking of No.262 in June 2005.

But while gently warming up on court in Puebla, Mexico in November last year she felt a sharp pain in the same ankle and instantly knew something wasn’t right.

After more time off, more scans and a brief, but unsuccessful, return in spring 2006, she underwent surgery for a third time in April this year when doctors drained fluid from the inside of the same ankle.

Her rehabilitation seemed to be going well when she was rocked by yet another setback - septicaemia (poisoning of the blood) which left her unable even to walk and which took another five weeks to recover from.

“My ankle was the size of a football,” she recalls.

“I remember the doctor trying to take my sock off and I was screaming. I was taking what they call an ‘elephant dose’ of antibiotics and the strongest painkillers they could give me.”

Webley-Smith says that period was harder to come to terms with than any of her three operations.

“I reached an all-time low in May this year both personally and professionally and hit rock bottom hard and stayed there for a while,” she admits.

“I was so down and kept questioning why everything had to go so very wrong at the same time. From a tennis point of view, each time you have a long lay-off from the game I think it’s that little bit harder to come back.

“Being a bit older you realise how valuable the time is you're missing and are more aware of what it’s going to take to get back to where you want to be.”

Webley-Smith was finally able to return to the tour – injury free – in August and in her second week back reached the last four of the Cumberland $10,000 event before travelling to Istanbul for another $10K ITF tournament where she made the last eight of the singles and won the doubles.

Ahead of this week’s Nottingham event, Webley-Smith says she is loving every minute of being back on a tennis court.

“I’m fully fit now – touch wood a hundred times!” she confirms. “I’ve worked incredibly hard over the last three months.

“I travelled to the US with Colin and Anne and was able to train and continue my re-hab over there which was such a beneficial trip.

“I’m loving hitting tennis balls and I’m waking up every day excited to play.

“I just want everything to be simple for me for a while – and for things to be on an even keel.”

#teamGB
GBTG_Fan is offline  
post #3 of 98 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 2008, 06:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,985
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

Emily Makes Bally's injury history seem like nothing! Don't give up! You've still so much to offer the sport and British tennis would sorely miss you if you retired!

Laura Robson




*hingis_forever* is offline  
post #4 of 98 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Senior Member
 
Europe rocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 12,265
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

Well, she's British. If the rankings were based on injuries, we would dominate the top 10

Really hope that she gets better soon, if not for her professional career but for her personal life. It's such a shame with all she has been through
Europe rocks is offline  
post #5 of 98 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 2008, 08:35 PM
Senior Member
 
JAMESYBABY!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: With him ......
Posts: 4,748
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

omfg emily,, wtfis up with the lta man ,, she should be back here NOW!!

this is appalling,,

emily is one of my fav players

dont retire

Jake Gyllenhaal
Anne Keothavong brit no. 1
JAMESYBABY! is offline  
post #6 of 98 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 2008, 10:50 AM
Senior Member
 
JAMESYBABY!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: With him ......
Posts: 4,748
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

In the women’s event, Holcombe Brook has Sarah Borwell and Olivia Scarfi leading their assault on the title while Karen Paterson and Emily Webley-Smith are both playing for David Lloyd Raynes Park. Also in the hunt for the trophy will be Gosling, Hallamshire, Northern, Esporta Croydon and Wimbledon.

from LTA website...

did olivia brake her ankle playing
and emily broke her leg

Jake Gyllenhaal
Anne Keothavong brit no. 1
JAMESYBABY! is offline  
post #7 of 98 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 2008, 12:54 PM
Senior Member
 
Mforensic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Korriban
Posts: 6,484
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

I think we need to check to see where these injury reports are coming from.
Mforensic is offline  
post #8 of 98 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Senior Member
 
JAMESYBABY!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: With him ......
Posts: 4,748
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

hmmm,,, somthing is not right ?!

Jake Gyllenhaal
Anne Keothavong brit no. 1
JAMESYBABY! is offline  
post #9 of 98 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2008, 09:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Mforensic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Korriban
Posts: 6,484
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

Well it should now be noted that after being off the tour since Feb. Emily is playing a 10K in Atlanta this week! So good luck to Emily!!!!

Elena Baltacha
2002- 25K Felixstowe, 25K Pamplona
2005- 25K Jersey
2008- 25K Jersey, 75K Torhout
2009- 25K Changwong, 75K Shrewsbury
2010- 100K Midland, 50K Nottingham
2011- 100K+H Nottingham
2013- 50K Nottingham
Mforensic is offline  
post #10 of 98 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Senior Member
 
wales1994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,410
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

she is in 2nd round of Atlanta
come o get some ground back
wales1994 is offline  
post #11 of 98 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 2008, 10:26 AM
Senior Member
 
wales1994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,410
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

Shes in QF of Atlanta 10k great comeback tournie

keep it up
wales1994 is offline  
post #12 of 98 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Senior Member
 
Mforensic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Korriban
Posts: 6,484
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

Emily plays 10K Evansville next!

Elena Baltacha
2002- 25K Felixstowe, 25K Pamplona
2005- 25K Jersey
2008- 25K Jersey, 75K Torhout
2009- 25K Changwong, 75K Shrewsbury
2010- 100K Midland, 50K Nottingham
2011- 100K+H Nottingham
2013- 50K Nottingham
Mforensic is offline  
post #13 of 98 (permalink) Old Jul 25th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Senior Member
 
wales1994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,410
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

Emily is in the QF in Evansville 10k Good luck Emily
wales1994 is offline  
post #14 of 98 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Senior Member
 
wales1994's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,410
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

Shes in the SF
wales1994 is offline  
post #15 of 98 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2008, 09:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Mforensic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Korriban
Posts: 6,484
                     
Re: News on Emily Webley-Smith

This is a great comeback for Emily!

Elena Baltacha
2002- 25K Felixstowe, 25K Pamplona
2005- 25K Jersey
2008- 25K Jersey, 75K Torhout
2009- 25K Changwong, 75K Shrewsbury
2010- 100K Midland, 50K Nottingham
2011- 100K+H Nottingham
2013- 50K Nottingham
Mforensic is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome