Anyone knows what's up with Eva? She hasn't played since September and there are no news on her website either. Is she still struggling with her motivation or is she injured (waiting for a protected ranking maybe)?
Hi, here is Evas newest update on her website. It will take some days to have it online... But when I saw that you reacted so fast to her first tournament 2008, I thought I should update you first She is doing much better and is in quite good physical shape. But of course it will need some matches for her to get used to compete again...
She is in Petange, Luxemburg now and told me to say Hi to everybody and say thanks for the support.
I am really sorry that it took me so long to update my website. After a good start in 2007 I started to have problems with my wrist and finally had to stop playing after the US Open. It took me quite a long time to find the right treatment and I had to take a break for almost 9 month. Step by step it?s getting better and I am happy to be able to compete again. Obviously my ranking dropped a lot and I will have to start on smaller tournaments to fight my way back... But I am ready to take this challenge.
I want to thank everybody who supported me in this tough period. I also found this forum on the internet . (The Everlasting Eva Birnerova Thread) To see that there are people caring about me and still believe in me made me really happy. Thanks for that.
After playing some Bundesliga matches early in the summer she competed in three challengers over the last few weeks. And though she "only" wraped up three wins in these challengers she seems to be definitely back (and hopefully healthy). She also lost against compatriot Ondraskova in the US Open qualifying but look at the lady in my ava. It has taken her nearly 18 months to be really back to where she belongs but she did it and so will Eva.