Yuliya finally seems to be out of her slump. She's in the Qf of 25K Darmstadt, and plays against Korzeniak from Poland ranked 231. They have never played before. Yulia needs to get to the semi finals this week to avoid dropping any places in the rankings as she has sf points from last year to defend.
Her committments looks like this for the next 3 weeks
21-27 July: 25K Les Contamines seed 4
28-3 August: withdrawn from all events
4-10 August: 25K Coimbra, 25K Hechingen, 25K Monteroni, 75K Moscow
She has no points to defend in that time period, so a good chnace to improve her ranking
Beyglzimmer is now ranked 291 in the world, up from last week, when she was 304.
Yes, as a result of a couple of good wins in Poitiers, inclu no 99 Voskoboeva of Kaz in straight sets. The beginnings of a revival after her 3month+ lay off from injury after Estoril in April.
This week she has qualified with three wins in a $50K ITF in Germany.
Now plays Meusburger (Aut) No 2 seed R1, who she has a 21 HH record. Also in doubles as No 2 seed with Chaknashvili (Geo) and playing Meusburger R1.....!! GOOD LUCK YULIYA!!
How interesting - would love to hear details of the tournament. Does Yuliya live nearby?
She was entered for tournaments in Belarus, Denmark and Japan in the next three weeks but has withdrawn from them all - pity, as loads of ranking points up for grabs and Yuliya seems to be playing MUCH better again. She is up from 293 to 280 in the rankings this week (248 in the race) and back inside the Top 200 in doubles having won three ITF tournaments this year.
Hope Yuliya continues to climb back up the rankings next year!