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Upward trend

Even if this place is dead, it's pretty amazing how canadian women tennis is sudenly on a unprecedented upward trend. We could soon have 6 players in the top 200 (Wozniak, Dubois, Fichman, Tetreault, Marino, El Tabakh), which has to be a first! Also, they are all 22 years old or younger and at their career-high ranking (except Dubois).

There's a also a bunch of promising juniors, including Eugenie Bouchard who could become a really special player.

All in all, it's quite promising. If they all continue to improve, Canada could be a force to be reckoned with in 3-4 years.
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Totally agree and summer is really looking good. It's hardcourts, the best surface for Canadians (except Fichman but she's playing on clay ATM) so I'm hoping for decent results. Aleks is already at the top, playing all big tournaments, Steph could really do some damages on hardcourts so I won't be surprise if she enters the Top100 again.

Talking about the "new ones" (Sharon, Val, Becca and Heidi), they are all young and promising. I never really saw them play but I'm very excited to watch them at the Rogers Cup.

And of course, we have Eugenie Bouchard and also Gabriela Dabrowski, who are also really young and very talented and you can go even deeper with Françoise Abanda who is dominating her age group.

I think I'm going to love this summer

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Week of July 6th

Bastad, International

Qualies Round 1
Heidi El Tabakh d. [W]Paulina Milosavljevic 6-1 6-3

Qualies Round 2
Heidi El Tabakh d. [6]Nathalie Grandin 0-6 7-5 6-4

Qualies Round 3
[3]Julia Vakulenko d. Heidi El Tabakh 1-6 6-3 7-6(4)

Doubles R1
[2]Dulko/Pennetta d. El Tabakh/Klaffner 6-0 6-4

Budapest, International

Qualies Round 1
[6]Sharon Fichman d. Alina Jidkova 6-1 3-0 ret.

Qualies Round 2
[6]Sharon Fichman d. Eleni Daniilidou 6-1 6-2

Qualies Round 3
[6]Sharon Fichman d. Michaela Pochabova 6-2 6-7(5) 7-6(4)

Round 1
Thatiana Garbin d. [Q]Sharon Fichman 6-1 6-4

Doubles R1
Fichman/Marosi d. Cornet/Daniilidou 6-2 6-2

Doubles QF
Fichman/Marosi d. [3]Voskoboeva/Safarova W/O

Doubles SF
[2]Bondarenko/Bondarenko d. Fichman/Marosi 6-1 6-1

Grapevine, 50K

Round 1
[1]Stephanie Dubois d. [Q]Macall Harkins 6-3 6-3
[6]Valerie Tetreault d. Chiaki Okadaue 6-0 6-1
Rebecca Marino d. [2]Michaella Krajicek 7-6(7) 6-7(2) 6-4

Round 2
[1]Stephanie Dubois d. Kai-Chen Chang 2-6 6-3 7-5
[6]Valerie Tetreault d. Julia Cohen 6-0 6-1
Rebecca Marino d. Erika Sema 6-0 6-1

QF
[1]Stephanie Dubois d. Julia Glushko 6-4 6-2
[6]Valerie Tetreault d. Rebecca Marino 6-4 7-6(4)

SF
[1]Stephanie Dubois d. Irina Falconi 7-6(1) 7-5
[6]Valerie Tetreault d. Sacha Jones 2-6 7-6(5) 7-5

Final
[6]Valerie Tetreault d. [1]Stephanie Dubois 4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(1)

Doubles R1
Tetreault/Couts d. Augustine/Elie 6-4 6-3

Doubles QF
Tetreault/Couts d. [1]Yi/Washington 6-3 6-3

Doubles SF
Tetreault/Couts d. [3]Chang/Luzhanska 4-2 ret.

Doubles Final
[2]Lee-Waters/Zalameda d. Tetreault/Couts 7-6(5) 6-3

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Re: Upward trend

Hi new here and an expat Canuck (more oppertunitys to ump here in the states) Man I am loving what our young girls are doing. Marino and Tetreault are on fire. Val has lost 2 games in 2 matches. 6 in the top 200 is very possable and in a year we could have 3 or 4 in the top 100 that would be amazing for Canadian Tennis. Some blue chip up and commers as well. Great to find this website and nice to see some fans of our girls. Lets have an all Canadian final in Grapvine. Steph would be back in the top 100 with a win Rebecca can be top 200 with 2 more wins.
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Valerie and Rebecca will face in QFs in Grapevine! Val steamrolled her two first opponents and Becca had an amazing win over Krajicek and then demolished Sema, it will probably be a very good match, they both are in great form. Maybe we'll have a Dubois vs Marino or Tetreault in final, I hope.

Sharon on her side is in SFs in doubles with Marosi, second WTA tournament they play together after Estoril where they lost in final in a third set (super tiebreak). The Bondarenkos will be a tough challenge, but a great experience for sure.
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We could potentially have an all-Canadian final between Dubois and Tetreault in Grapevine, plus Tetreault is in doubles final!
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Week of July 13th

Palermo, International

Qualies Round 1
[W]Nastassja Burnett d. Sharon Fichman 4-6 7-5 7-6(9)

Doubles Round 1
Pennetta/Vinci d. Fichman/Chakhnashvili 6-1 6-1

Darmstadt, 25K

Round 1
[4]Heidi El Tabakh d. Monika Kochanova 6-2 6-3

Round 2
[4]Heidi El Tabakh d. Valeria Savinykh 6-2 7-5

QF
[4]Heidi El Tabakh d. Lena-Marie Hofmann 6-1 6-2

SF
[1]Zuzana Kucova d. [4]Heidi El Tabakh 6-1 6-2

Bogota, 25K

Qualies Round 1
[11]Sonya Latycheva d. Beatriz Maria Martins Cecato 6-4 6-4

Qualies Round 2
[11]Sonya Latycheva d. [W/4]Guadalupe Moreno 3-6 6-4 6-2

Round 1
Karen-Emelia Castiblanco-Duarte d. [Q]Sonya Latycheva 6-4 7-6(3)

Atlanta, 10K

Qualies Round 1
[1]Brittany Wowchuk d. BYE
Carmen Sandor d. BYE
Monica Neveklovska d. Sarah Lively 6-1 6-0
Sara Lazarevic d. Paulina Bigos 4-6 6-3 6-1
Sabrina Santamaria d. Roxana Alexandru 6-0 6-1
[7]Yuliana Motyl d. BYE
Alexa Guarachi d. Larisa Gorodetsky 6-0 6-0

Qualies Round 2
[1]Brittany Wowchuk d. Alexi Loomis 6-2 6-1
Carmen Sandor d. BYE
Tristen Z. Dewar d. Monica Neveklovska 6-4 6-7(6) 6-0
Magda Okruashvili d. Sara Lazarevic 7-5 6-1
[7]Yuliana Motyl d. Brittany Lashway 6-2 6-2

Qualies Round 3
Lindsay Burdette d. [1]Brittany Wowchuk 6-2 6-7(5) 7-6(5)
Tristen Z. Dewar d. Carmen Sandor 6-0 6-4
Catherine Newman d. [7]Yuliana Motyl 6-1 6-3

Doubles Qualies Round 1
Wowchuk/Janowicz d. [W]Kobelt/Podlofsky 6-2 6-4

Doubles Round 1
[W]Barte/Burdette d. [Q]Wowchuk/Janowicz 6-2 6-4

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Re: Upward trend

Val has been on a roll recently. Its so nice to see. Hopefully Steph will find her aggressive game again and start winning some matches.
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Val came back from 2-6 2-5 down against Sacha Jones to win her SF match Let's hope Steph vs Val will be a tight match in final
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Re: Upward trend

The cut-off for the qualies of the US Open this year will be around 230 (bigger draw), so Heidi should make it

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Marino, Fichman, Tetreault, El Tabakh, Dubois and Wozniak at the US Open probably
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Week of July 20eth

Bad Gastein, International

Qualies Round 1
[8]Sharon Fichman d. Eva Pigova 6-1 6-1

Qualies Round 2
[8]Sharon Fichman d. Andrea Hlavackova 6-3 6-2

Qualies Round 3
[8]Sharon Fichman d. Natasa Zoric 6-0 6-1

Round 1
[W]Yvonne Meusburger d. [Q]Sharon Fichman 6-4 6-3

Doubles Round 1
Fichman/Borwell d. Cornet/Groenefeld 6-4 6-4

Doubles QF
Fichman/Borwell d. [1]Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova W/O

Doubles SF
Hlavackova/Hradecka d. Fichman/Borwell 6-2 4-6 [10-7]

Lexington, 50K

Qualies Round 1
[1]Maria-Fernanda Alves d. Sonya Latycheva 6-3 6-1
Katarena Paliivets d. [W]Samantha Maddox 6-0 6-3

Qualies Round 2
Katarena Paliivets d. [4]Story Tweedie-Yates 7-5 6-0

Qualies Round 3
Amanda Fink d. Katarena Paliivets 3-6 6-0 6-2

Round 1
[5]Valerie Tetreault d. Julia Glushko 6-0 6-4
Lindsay Lee-Waters d. Rebecca Marino 6-4 6-4

Round 2
Lindsay Lee-Waters d. [5]Valerie Tetreault 6-4 6-3

Doubles Round 1
[W]Dolehide/Fink d. Tetreault/Couts 7-6(5) 3-6 [10-6]
Cako/Riske d. Paliivets/Riley 6-4 6-1
Marino/Glushko d. Augustine/Elie 2-6 6-3 [10-8]

Doubles QF
[3]Luzhanska/Chang d. Marino/Glushko 6-1 6-1

Valladolid, 25K

Round 1
[3]Heidi El Tabakh d. [W]Diana Arutyunova 6-4 6-1

Round 2
[3]Heidi El Tabakh d. Rebeca Bou-Nogueiro 6-4 6-2

QF
[3]Heidi El Tabakh d. [7]Paula Fondevila-Castro 6-2 6-3

SF
[3]Heidi El Tabakh d. [5]Nina Bratchikova 6-2 6-2

Final
[3]Heidi El Tabakh d. [2]Estrella Cabeza-Candela 6-2 3-6 6-3

Doubles Round 1
[3]El Tabakh/Fondevila-Castro d. [W]Garcia Garrido/Lopez-Seco 6-3 6-2

Doubles QF
[3]El Tabakh/Fondevila-Castro d. Khan/Smith 6-3 6-4

Doubles SF
[3]El Tabakh/Fondevila-Castro d. [2]Boffa/Elliott 7-5 6-3

Doubles Final
[3]El Tabakh/Fondevila-Castro d. Cabeza-Candela/Del Barrio-Aragon 6-2 6-4

Evansville, 10K

Qualies Round 1
Carmen Sandor d. Riley Blanks 6-1 6-2

Qualies Round 2
Brooke Connelly d. Carmen Sandor 6-2 6-0

Round 1
[6]Maureen Drake d. [W]Abigail Greif 6-0 6-1
Viet-Ha Ngo d. [7]Brittany Wowchuk 6-3 3-3 ret.
Angelina Gabueva d. Yuliana Motyl 6-0 6-1
Daniela Covello d. Vanga Galijasevic 6-1 6-3

Round 2
[Q]Ester Goldfeld d. [6]Maureen Drake 6-4 6-3
[2]Grace Min d. Daniela Covello 6-2 6-1

Doubles Qualies Round 1
Motyl/Sandor d. Greif/Kobelt 7-5 6-1

Doubles Round 1
[1]Covello/Drake d. [Q]Phiri/Vickery 6-4 7-6(7)
[4]Nelson/Christian d. Motyl/Sandor 6-1 6-1

Doubles QF
Min/Herring d. [1]Covello/Drake 7-6(2) 6-3

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Canada really well represented this week

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Pictures - Gastein Ladies 2009 (Sharon Fichman - Eva Pigova):

http://s338.photobucket.com/albums/n...0Eva%20Pigova/

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