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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2010, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Callens/Feber make comeback

De 40-jarige Els Callens en de 34-jarige Nancy Feber zullen in 2011 hun comeback in het WTA-circuit als dubbelpartners maken. Ze zullen het seizoen van start gaan op enkele kleine graveltoernooien in Turkije en hopen daarna om in de hoofdtabellen van de grandslamtoernooien te geraken. Dat schrijft Het Nieuwsblad.

"Het begon bij ons allebei te kriebelen toen we de voorbije zomer redelijk gemakkelijk wonnen op toernooien van getrainde tegenstandsters. Op het toernooi van Antwerpen hebben we dan aan mekaar gevraagd of we het nog zagen zitten om het opnieuw te proberen in het WTA-circuit. Het antwoord was positief en vanaf september ben ik voluit beginnen trainen. Ik denk dat we er klaar voor zijn, maar we bekijken het toch stap voor stap. We beginnen in Turkije, maar we hopen om zo snel mogelijk uit die kleine toernooien weg te geraken en ergens een wildcard te bemachtigen voor grotere toernooien. Het uiteindelijke doel is om in de hoofdtabel van een grandslamtoernooi te geraken. Wie weet halen we zelfs de Spelen in Londen. Maar we blijven nuchter en bekijken alles stap voor stap", liet Feber optekenen.

Nancy Feber behoorde bij de juniores tot de wereldtop, maar op het WTA-circuit kon ze nooit helemaal doorbreken. Els Callens stopte in 2005 met tennissen. Op de Olympische Spelen van 2000 in Sydney behaalde ze brons in het dubbelspel.


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Re: Callens/Feber make comeback

Good luck, I guess!
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Re: Callens/Feber make comeback

I'm just curious what they can do on the tour Hope they will have some nice results...

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Re: Callens/Feber make comeback

Great news
Hopefully they can still achieve something on the WTA tour.
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Re: Callens/Feber make comeback

It will be interesting to see Feber play, I don't have a clue what her gamestyle is/was like.

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Re: Callens/Feber make comeback

Feber's a lefty btw.

I don't expect much from these two to be honest
Feber is in really bad shape and Els is... 40

They'll probably have to start in a few $10k's, right?
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I checked the tournaments that take place in Turkey and there's a series of 10k's this spring. There are no other tournaments in Turkey in the first half of the year so I guess that's where they'll start.
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Re: Callens/Feber make comeback

I heard that Feber wants to make a comeback. She is going to play doubles with Nicky Van Dyck too. She asked Callens to play some 10k tourmants together. Callens said yes just for fun for the tournaments in Turkey but she isn't making a real comeback like Feber

That's what I heard about it...

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Re: Callens/Feber make comeback

Playing doubles with someone like Nicky Van Dyck hardly sounds like a real comeback to me
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Re: Callens/Feber make comeback

Can't believe Nancy Feber is 34 years old. I can remember when she was a promosing junior

But Els Callens got better and better when she got older...
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I checked the tournaments that take place in Turkey and there's a series of 10k's this spring. There are no other tournaments in Turkey in the first half of the year so I guess that's where they'll start.
They haven't played in any of those $10k's so far... Did they abandon their comeback plans?
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Re: Callens/Feber make comeback

I was actually also wondering about this yesterday

Feber hasn't played with Van Dyck either. So I guess she abandoned the comeback idea, or she's injured or something like that?
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http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza/video...nnis/1.1063453

= video link from Sporza.be

Els and Nancy talk about their "comeback" and their ambitions for the future.
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Re: Callens/Feber make comeback

I saw it on TV this weekend. Feber doesn't look very fit
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