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Xian
Nov 3rd, 2005, 09:18 PM
This will be a thread for Challenger and satellite players of 2005.
I pick some players every week and analyse their season.
Feel free to add anyone

:wavey:

Added

Andlovic, Kristina SWE
Azarenka, Viktoria BLR
Barr, Cassandra AUS
Barrois Kristina GER
Baker, Leanne NZL
Cirstea, Sorana-Mihaela ROM
Cortez, Joanna BRA
de Beer, Surina RSA
de Gubernatis, Claire FRA
Delobelle, Servane FRA
Dillon, Rachael IRL
Fondevila-Castro, Paula, ESP
Freeman-Young, Elizabeth USA
Gabba, Giulia ITA
Gojnea, Madalina ROM
Israilova, Ivanna UZB
Jacobsgaard, Karina DEN
Kenoyer, Jodi USA
Kim, Hye-Mi KOR
Klepac, Andreja SLO
Martinez, Maria-Jose ESP
Martinovic, Sandra BIH
Masi-Tami, Sárah PAR
Onishi, Kaori JAP
Ostertag, Tanja GER
Özgen, Pemra TUR
Palkina, Ksenia KGZ
Pavlova, Biliana BUL
Pera, Eva NED
Phadke, Sonal IND
Pinto, Vanessa GER
Siegemund, Laura GER
Smolenakova, Linda SVK
Snyman, Michelle RSA
Tchalova, Elena RUS
Thijssen, Nicole NED
Vranceanu, Diana GER
Vukov, Rita GER
Wellauer, Vanessa SUI
Widmer, Gaelle SUI

Xian
Nov 3rd, 2005, 09:35 PM
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Name: Madalina Gojnea
Nationality: Romania
Born: 23/08/1987 in Poliesti, Romania
Year End Ranking 2004: 808
Current Ranking 2005: 302
Career High: 302


Madalina started the year 2005 as #808 in Vale do Lobo and immediately won that tournament with a 64 46 60 victory over Lucia Jimenez. She stayed in Portugal and played Montechoro, where she lost in first round to a Kristina Barrois who herself played excellent tennis at that time.
Gojnea took a break for more than a month to return in Athens and won the tournament again, flew to Patras after that victory to win there too without losing a set. Noteable: Athens was played on Clay, Patras on Hardcourt.
She turned home to Romania to play two tournaments in Bucharest and Pitesti where she reached the quarterfinals, both times losing to Alexandra Dulgheru
Didnt play for 2 months to return at the Arad satellite and won that easily without losing a set. Flew to Bucharest again played there and reached the final.
In August she played her first 25000$ tournament of the year in Coimbra, Portugal. She qualified and reached the quarterfinals losing 63 06 57 to Aravane Rezai. Another Semifinal in Bucharest and then to 25000$ Challenger of Sofia where she reached the semis losing 26 75 26 to Tamira Paszek.
Two first round outs at Tbilisi and Benevento followed
Her biggest succes came in October where she reached the quarters of the 50000$ Challenger of St.Raphael in France

Number of tournaments played in 2005 so far: 16
Match record 2005: 49-11
Tournaments won: 4 (Vale do Lobo; Athens; Patras; Arad, all 10000$)

2005 wins over:
# 80 Emilie Loit
# 139 Mariya Koryttseva
# 189 Yulia Beygelzimer
# 209 Kristina Barrois
# 211 Magda Mihalache
# 264 Paula Garcia
# 305 Monica Niculescu
# 309 Karin Knapp
# 371 Lauren Breadmore
# unr Tamira Paszek

Where I see her in 2006:
Ranked about 120 and 130.

Xian
Nov 3rd, 2005, 09:46 PM
http://www.wtb-tennis.de/cms/modulc/wtb2003/news/tpl/img/i4383_ostertag.jpg


Name: Tanja Ostertag
Nationality: Germany
Born: 26/09/1987
Year End Ranking 2004: 769
Current Ranking 2005: 661
Career High: 637

At position 769 Tanja started 2005 in Stauttgart but wasnt very succesful there losing 26 36 to Darija Jurak in the first round. Also in Melilla and Bolton she wasnt able to win a match. Finally in march she won her first match 76 26 64 vs Sofia Kvatsabaia in Athens. First noteable tournament was Ramat Hasharon in April where she reached the semis (26 36 vs Buryachok).
She went to Mexico then, played three tournaments there but only reached the second round once. Back in Europe she failed to qualify for Orestiada and Vaihingen, lost her first round match in Garching and didnt win a match till September then. Out of nowhere she whon the 10000$ of Vessy, Switzerland 64 76 vs Stephanie Rizzi in the final. Full of motivation she travelled to the States to play Ashland, Troy and Houston, all 50000$. She reached the third quali round twice there

Number of tournaments played in 2005 so far: 20
Match record 2005: 17-19
Tournaments won 2005: 1 (Vessy, 10000$)

2005 wins over:
# 372 Julie Coin
# 492 Zuzana Zemenova
# 617 Arpi Kojian

Where I see her in 2006:
Tanja seems to have the money travelling around the world and is in my opinion intelligent to do so. She plays some very weak tournaments especially in Asia. Should be ranked about 400

Xian
Nov 3rd, 2005, 09:55 PM
http://www.rediff.com/sports/2000/jan/13son1a.jpg

Name: Sonal Phadke
Nationality: India
Born: 09/06/1982 in Mumbai, India
Year End Ranking 2004: 722
Current Ranking 2005: 868
Career High: 424


With a ranking of 722 Sonal started the year at the WTA event in Hyderabad. But the WTA level obviously was to high as she lost 36 16 to Katerina Bondarenko in the qualies. Until eptember she didnt play outside of India and only reached on quarterfinal at Indore in May. After Indore she didnt play for 4 months to come back in Jakarta, reached the second round there, flew to Balikpapan and reached the quarters there

Number of tournaments played 2005 so far: 8
match record 2005: 7-9
2005 wins over:
# 985 Liza Pereira
# 1265 Ilge Alpay

Where I see her in 2006:
She will slowly retire playing 5 to 7 Indian tournaments in 2006. But I think time is over for Sonal as she isnt the "youngest" anymore and never had that much success on the tour

Xian
Nov 3rd, 2005, 09:59 PM
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Name: Jodi Kenoyer
Born: 22/08/1981
Nationality: USA
Year End Ranking 2004: 697
Current Ranking 2005: unr
Career High: 520

To sum up Jodi´s year wasnt very succesful as she only played 4 tournaments (3 of them outside the States :eek: ). She only won one match vs Maria-Isabel Camberos in Toluca. After Patras in April she stopped playing. Injury or just university-- anybody knows?

Tournaments played in 2005 so far: 4
2005 match record: 1-4
2005 wins over:
unr Maria-Isabela Camberos

Where I see her 2006:
Playing some tournaments in the States. But obviously she seems to have money as she is one of the few US players ranked about 800 who plays outside the States and even in Europe. Will never crack the top 500

CCCP1
Nov 3rd, 2005, 10:09 PM
OMG excellent thread, best ever!!!

I can help to if you like.


Gojnea has really had a great year, she will probably get into the top 150 net year

Xian
Nov 3rd, 2005, 10:16 PM
http://www.red2proserver.de/elgo2002/bilder/galerie0705/0705_spielbild_de_beer.JPG

Name: Surina de Beer
Nationality: South Africa
Born: 28/06/1978 in Pretoria South Africa
Year End Ranking 2004: 837
Current Ranking: 299
Career High: 130

Who is remembering Surina de Beer, reaching the 3rd round of Wimbledon in 1998. Not too many I guess. After a very bad year 2004 she came back strong in 2005. SF Tipton, SF Montechoro, SF Bolton and finally a Challenger win April in Porto Santo 64 63 over Laura Zelder. And guess what? That was her first title after 8 years (Saga in 1997). But that wasnt enough. She immediately won the 3rd tournament in Porto Santo as well. At 25000$ tournament of Monzon, Spain she reached the quarters, reached the final of 10000$ Oxford, SF of 25000$ Felixstowe and Lagos I. At Lagos II she retired in the second round, hope nothing serious

Number of tournaments played in 2005 so far: 22
2005 match record: 52-19
Tournaments won 2005: 2 (Porto Santo II and Porto anto III)
2005 wins over:
# 136 Saori Obata
# 291 Kelly Liggan
# 303 Irina Bulykina
# 311 Maria-Jose Argeri
# 412 Neuza Silva
# 412 Petra Cetkovska
# 412 Masa Zec-Peskiric
# 415 Sarah Borwell
# 419 Emily Webley-Smith
# 436 Anais Laurendon

Where I see her in 2006:
Two possibilities:
a.) She retires by the end of 2005 after a very succesful year
b.) She will crack the top 200 again

Xian
Nov 3rd, 2005, 10:27 PM
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Name: Claire de Gubernatis
Nationality: France
Born: 18/07/1986
Year End Ranking 2004: 790
Current Ranking: 465
Career High: 465

Like many, she started her year in Portugal, Montechoro as well, where she qualified and reached the second round. In March she reached the QF of Bolton and in may the QF of Tortosa and Bucharest. In June she won her first ITF title in Orestiada (64 67 61 vs Sperling). At 10000$ Brussels she nearly won again, but Leslie Butkiewicz was the stronger one at the end winning 57 64 61. It seems she likes Belgium as she reached another final at Westende in August losing 46 63 16 to team mate Diana Brunel. Currently she is playing in Japan and reached another QF at 10000$ Toyko-Akishima

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 25
2005 match record: 36-24
2005 wins over:
# 424 Katalin Marosi
# 425 Laura Zelder
# 470 Veronika Chvojkova
# 493 Rebecca Llewellyn
# 534 Lizaan du Plessis


Where I see her in 2006:
Claire should be a top 300 player

CCCP1
Nov 4th, 2005, 02:10 AM
Kool, should i do some as well or just make suggestions for you to do Xian.


Could you please do

Cassandra Barr
Stefania Chieppa
Karina Jacobsgaard
Rebecca Fong

CrossCourt~Rally
Nov 4th, 2005, 03:18 AM
Very interesting! Thanks for posting... :D :bounce:

germex
Nov 4th, 2005, 03:18 AM
Great thread. So good to learn about the not so famous ITF women. :worship:

SeanyQ
Nov 4th, 2005, 06:08 AM
This is a great idea Xian - I love it!! :D
I'd love to see Cassie Barr (same as Cory), Lauren Breadmore & Rachael Dillon among others ;)

theklein
Nov 4th, 2005, 11:14 AM
Great thread. I look forward to posting in it!!

theklein
Nov 4th, 2005, 12:17 PM
http://www.aussiepeople.com.au/images/cassandrabarr.jpg

Name: Cassandra Barr
Nationality: Australian
Born: 19/10/1982 in Melbourne Australia
Year end ranking: 682
Current ranking: 535
Career high ranking: 535

Cassandra is really a late bloomer. She started playing tennis at age 14 after being an elite gymnast for 7 years. Cassie has been steadily climbing her way up the world rankings due to her very successful 2005. Cassie started her schedule in Wellington winning a match and pushing Lauren Breadmore. She then reached the last qualifying round of a 50K in Bendigo, she followd this up with a quarter final in Warnambool beating Adriana Szili along the way. Cassie then made her way to Indian qualifying for a 25K in Mumbai getting to the Quarter finals of the 10K at Yamaguchi and beating a red hot Yurika Sema along the way. At the 50K in Fukuoka she made the last round of qualifying taking a set off Breadmore. She then qualified for the 25K at Gunma but then had a little " hick up " losing 6 matches in a row. The end of the year has been very strong Qualifying and reaching the second round of the 25K in Japan and the following week getting to the second round of the 10K in Tokyo

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 22
2005 Match record: 18-22
2005 Wins over:
# 439 Yurika Sema
# 471 Adriana Szili
# 483 Thassa Vitayaviroj
# 512 Christina Horiatopoulos
# 516 Leanne Baker


Where i see her in 2006:
With some good results Cassie may well reach the top 400 but unfortunately i don't see her going much further

theklein
Nov 4th, 2005, 12:37 PM
http://www.tennisireland.ie/images/profile_dillonr.jpg

Name: Rachael Dillon
Nationailty: Irish
Born: 11/12/1987
Year end ranking: NR
Current ranking: 761
Career high ranking: 758

Rachael is currently the star of Irish tennis and she is a pretty talented player. Dillon started the year in Bolton qualifying and followed that up with a second round showing in La Palma. She also made the second round at Alacobaca and then 3 weeks later recahed the second round in Istanbul. The tournament that has been the highlight of her year was at her hometown of Dublin, she beat the number 8 seed Sarah Coles and the very talented Bibiane Schoofs before falling to number 1 seed Emily hewson 6-4 in the 3rd set after having match points. The following week was also successful qualifying and reaching the second round at Wrexham. She then went on a 5 match losing streak before winning a match at the qualifying for the 25K at Glasgow. She has ended the year very poorly and consistency is lacking in her game.

Number of tournaments played: 16
2005 Match record: 9-16
2005 Wins over:
# 488 Karoline Borgensen
# 740 Anna Hawkins
# 869 Pilia Suomalainen
# 897 Sarah Coles
# Unranked Bibiane Schoofs


Where I see her in 2006:
With her inconsistent play I don't think Dillon will be able to get that close to the top 500. She will have to play a fuller schedule to achieve this.

theklein
Nov 4th, 2005, 01:00 PM
http://www.nordea.com/sitemod/upload/Root/www.nordea.com%20-%20uk/AboutNordea/karina_jakobsgaard.jpg

Name: Karina Jacobsgaard
Nationality: Danish
Born: 01/01/1980 Copenhagen Denmark
Year end ranking: 597
Current Ranking: 776
Career best ranking: 432

Karina has played Sparingly on the ITF tour this year but she has still had some memorable achievements. She did not start the year well losing her opening 2 matches. She then played in Egypt winning a match in 1 of the 3 tournaments. She then had no success at Hvar but managed to win a match in Qualifying at the 25K in Galatina. Then out of nowhere she won the 10K at Le Touquet without dropping a set. She won 5 6-0 sets and her last 3 sets fo the tournament were 6-0. Karina then continued her strong form reaching the Quarter finals at Alphen and the following tournament at Enschede but since then she did not win a match unitl the 25K qualifying tournament at Jersey winning her first match. It seems as thoughs eh ahs taken a break form tennis as jersey was her last tournament and that was 1 month ago. Karina had a very strange year having terrible lows but fantastic highs.


Number of tournaments played: 12
2005 Match record: 11-11
2005 Match wins:
# 476 Andrea Sieveke
# 517 Darija Kustava
# 573 Samia Medhadji
# 621 Karla Mraz
# 654 Veronica Litvinskaya


Where I see her in 2006:
I think that Karina will play a light schedule again possibly due to insufficent funds and will probably retire. If she were to play a full year of tennis she may be able to break into the top 500 and get back to her career high rank.


There you go *cory* :)

Grachka
Nov 4th, 2005, 01:17 PM
What about Fonglet? :angel:

Good thread :)

Pszczelny
Nov 4th, 2005, 01:18 PM
Xian & theklein :bowdown: :yeah:

Foot's Fingers
Nov 4th, 2005, 01:40 PM
[QUOTE=theklein]http://www.nordea.com/sitemod/upload/Root/www.nordea.com%20-%20uk/AboutNordea/karina_jakobsgaard.jpg

Name: Karina Jacobsgaard
Nationality: Danish
Born: 01/01/1980 Copenhagen Denmark
Year end ranking: 597
Current Ranking: 776
Career best ranking: 432[QUOTE]

Thnks for it , she become my fav earlier this year :worship:

CooCooCachoo
Nov 4th, 2005, 02:10 PM
Great idea :D

tobi
Nov 4th, 2005, 09:28 PM
Thanx guys

Good Idea Chris :D

theklein
Nov 5th, 2005, 05:52 AM
http://www.tcradolfzell.de/fotos/2005/damen/damenI/wellauer-1-b.jpg

Name: Vanessa Wellauer
Nationality: Swiss
Born: 20/04/1982
Year end ranking: 648
Curerent ranking: 587
Career high ranking: 571

Vanessa started off the year well, qualifying for the strong 10K at Stuttgart, and reaching the second round in the main draw the following week at Oberhaching. She then lost for matches in a row, until as the 6 seed she reached the Semi Final of Porto Santo. At the beginning of May she played in Rabat as the 3 seed and made it to the Semi Finals again. At the 25K at Caserta she played in qualifying won a match and then reached the main draw due to a lucky loser position and won her fisrt match ever in a 25K maindraw before losing to Matic.She then played in oslo as the 3 seed and reached the Quarter Final and the following week won a match in the main draw at Heerhugowaard. She then lost 4 matches in a row and then successfullly qualified for the 25K at Helsinki. She then lost 6 matches in a row before reaching the Quarter finals at Benevento as the number 5 seed. The last match she won was in Porto Santo in October. Vanessa has had an inconsistent unimpressive year besides a few Semi Finals.


Number of tournaments played: 25
2005 Match record: 17-27
2005 Wins over:
# 819 Meta Sevsek
# 839 Elena Vianello
# 889 Vittoria Perugini
# Unranked Bibaine Schoofs :eek:
# Unranked Nicole Thyssen :eek:


Where I see her in 2006:
Due to her lack of results and the way she can not beat players in the top 800, shows to me that Wellauer will never make the top 500. Next year i see her falling to around 700 and then retiring

theklein
Nov 5th, 2005, 06:10 AM
http://www.tennis.info/images/PalmBeach3/Cortez0137.jpg

Name: Joana Cortez
Nationality: Brazilian
Born: 11/01/1979
Year end Rank: 573
Current Rank: 430
Career high: 204

Joana has had a pretty successful year rising her ranking by 150 positions. She started the year in the USA reaching the Quarter Finals at Tampa and then qualifying for the tournament in Miami. Her following tournament at Rockford was the bets of her year qualifying and reaching the Quarter Finals beating the 5 seed Lepchenko along the way. She then had a month break before playing in Morelia at the 10K where she Qualified and won a match in the main draw. She then played in Spain and Italy losing the second round of the main draw in both tournaments. At Nazare Portugal as the number 1 seed she reached the Final and the following week reached the Quarter Final at Alacobaca. She then lost 4 matcehs in a row before again reaching the Quarter Finals in Portugal. At Sofia for the 25K she qualified for the Main draw and reached the 2nd round beating the 4 seed in the Main draw. The tournament she is currently competing at is in her home town of Sao Paulo and she is currently in the Semi Finals. Cortez has had a consistent year steadily improving her ranking and winning some matches at 25K level.


Number of tournaments played: 21
2005 Match record: 26-20
2005 Match wins:
# 205 Varvara Lepchenko
# 218 Katarina Kachlikova
# 348 Kildine Chevalier
# 415 Petra Rampre
# 523 Sarah Raab

Ballbasher
Nov 5th, 2005, 07:39 AM
Can you do Ksenia Palkina or Diana Vranceanu :hug:

theklein
Nov 5th, 2005, 08:45 AM
http://www.ligue.fft.fr/paris/pariscadets/IMG/jpg/photo_internet.jpg Ksenia on the right

Name: Ksenia Palkina
Nationality: Kyrgyzstani
Born: 13/12/1989 Bishek Kyrgyzstan
Year end rank: Unranked
Current ranking: 898
Career high ranking: 862

Ksenia has had a very solid year. She is only 15 but is already able to get excellent results on the ITF tour. In her first tournament of the year in India she qualified and reached the Quarter Finals beating the 7 seed along the way, the following week she again qualified and then reached the second round before withdrawing. 2 months later she played Istanbul again qualifying and agian reaching the Quarter Finals. She then lost 3 matches in a row before winning a match at Batumi 75K qualifying. She then played in Tashkent taking a 6-3 set over Wynne Prakusya. For a 15 year old Ksenia has had an excellent year and her ranking has risen 500 spots in just 1 year without playing alot of tennis.


Number of tournaments played: 7
2005 Match record: 11-6
2005 Match wins:
# 641 Archana Venkaterman
# 980 Rachael Dillon
# 1040 Preeti Rao
# 1061 Varanya Vijuksanaboon
# 1139 Karolina Nowak

Where I see her in 2006:
I definitely see Ksenia in the top 500 if she is able to play more tournaments. She seems to schedule very well so this will help her in achieving a good ranking.

theklein
Nov 5th, 2005, 09:11 AM
http://www.wayfitness.net/root/img/tennis200.jpg

Name: Diana Vranceanu
Nationality: German
Born: 06/04/1986
Year end ranking: 702
Current ranking: 531
Career best ranking: 531

Diana has had a nice year of solid results and is now at her career high rank. Diana began the year in Tipton winning a main draw match and the following week in Hull doing the same and beating the 4 seed. Her next 2 tournaments were in Benin City, where she reached the final of the 1st one and won the seocnd one beating the 5, 4, 6, and 8 seeds. At Rabat as the number 2 seed she reached the Quarter Finals and the week after reached the second round of qualifying at the WTA event at Rabat. At Alkmaar she reached the Quarter Finals but after that she did not win consecutive matches till 75K qualifying at Jouneih Lebanon where she reached the last round of qualifying. She is now in the Semi Finals of Pretoria and is the favourite for the tournament. Diana has scheduled her season very effectively and as a result she is at her career high. I don't think she is that talented but she seems to work hard.

Number of tournaments in 2005: 23
2005 Match record: 24-20
2005 Match wins:
# 433 Anais Laurendon
# 489 Irena Kuzmina
# 572 Vanessa Wellauer
# 828 Shana Claes
# 993 Mariana Muci

Where I see her in 2006:
I see Diana as a solid top 500 player in 2006 but I don't see her going much further then the top 400

CCCP1
Nov 5th, 2005, 10:23 AM
Thanks Xian and theklein, great thread.

Ballbasher
Nov 5th, 2005, 10:31 AM
Thank you so muck theklein :hug:

..ikke..
Nov 5th, 2005, 10:53 AM
Great thread!!
Could you do Nicole Thijssen, please??

theklein
Nov 5th, 2005, 11:29 AM
http://www.osrdh.nl/upload/images/Nicole%20Thijssen.jpg

Name: Nicole Thijssen
Nationality: Dutch
Born: 05/05/1988 Delft Netherlands
Year end ranking: Unranked
Current ranking 703
Career high ranking: 703

Nicole has had a very good year for the amount of tennis she has played. Having started her year late in June she recahed the 2nd Round of Alkmaar and the Quarter Finals of Alphen beating the 6 seed. She then played in Benevento reaching the Semi Final and beating the number 1 seed along the way. The very next tournament was Porto Santo and she won it with ease not dropping a set and beating the 5, 4 , 8 and 1 seeds. Her last tournament was Porto Santo 2 and she again beat the 1 seed and reached the Quarter Finals. Nicole is a very very talented player and able to beat players ranked higher then her with ease. If she played more tournaments she would easily be in the top 400.


Number of tournaments played in 2005: 7
2005 Match record: 17-6
2005 Match wins:
# 333 Madalina Gojnea :eek:
# 455 Justine Ozga
# 456 Calire Peterzan
# 599 Aleksandra Srndovic
# 624 Alexandra Orsanu

Where I see her in 2006:
I think Nicole if she is able to play more tournaments will be able to get into the top 300 and then consolidate into the top 200

SeanyQ
Nov 5th, 2005, 11:30 AM
theklein - you rock man!! :rocker2: :music:

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 11:47 AM
http://www.federtennis.it/upload/home_gabba.jpg

Name: Giulia Gabba
Nationality: Italy
Born: 20/02/1987 Casale Monferrato, Italy
Year End Ranking 2004: 457
Current Ranking: 232
Career High: 232

Giulia Gabba is one of these players who came out of nowhere in 2005. She was already a decent player the last years but her break through this year was a little bit surprising for me. THe year 2005 didnt start that good and until Taranto in April only 3 victories. In Taranto she reached the QF at WTA Rome she nearly qualified but lost her second quali round to Angela Haynes. Some nice wins over higher ranked players followed (Bychkova, Laine, Fislova) but never reached the quarters. She reached the SF of 10000$ of Jesi in August. Her hightlight was the the 50000$ of Biella of course, where she reached the finals out of the quali. A SF in Seville and a QF at St.Cugat Challenger followed

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 21
2005 match record: 31-21
2005 match wins over:
# 74 Claudine Schaul
# 109 Ekatarina Bychkova
# 133 Nathalie Vierin
# 135 Emma Laine
# 147 Yvonne Meusburger
# 188 Mervana Jugic-Salkic
# 217 Tatiana Poutchek
# 242 Eva Fislova
# 249 Romina Oprandi
# 249 Dominika Nociarova
# 282 Renata Voracova
# 327 Darija Jurak

Where I see her in 2006:
Ranked between 250 and 350

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 12:01 PM
http://www.tcb2000.de/images/tennis_international004.jpg (on the left)

Name: Laura Siegemund
Nationality: Germany
Born: 04/03/1988, Filderstadt, Germany
Year End Ranking 2004: 853
Current Ranking: 371
Career High: 371

Well, Laura steadily improved over the last years and plays a intelligent mix of 10000$ and higher tournaments. Started the year with 10000$ like Stuttgart, Oberhaching, Mallorca, Melilla or Grand Canary.
QF at Oberhaching, Mallorca I, Melilla and Grand Canary. Tried herself in some 25000$ then but failed without any success and immideatily went back to the 10000$ level. The result: SF Garching and Horb. Motivated back to the 25000$ league again and qualified for the main draw of 25000$ of Hechingen where she lost in a tight three setter to Kirsten Flipkens. Her biggest success followed at Kedzierzyn Kozle another 25000$ tournament where she reached the QF. Then in september the next highlight. QF of the 75000$ of Jounieh, Lebanon with a huge upset in the first round (Katerina Böhmova)


Number of tournaments played in 2005 so far: 18
2005 match record: 41-18
2005 wins over:
# 156 Katerina Böhmova
# 261 Dominika Nociarova
# 278 Zuzana Kucova
# 321 Ana Timotic
# 342 Darija Jurak
# 373 Carla Suarez Navarro
# 395 Caroline Maes
# 459 Jennifer Schmidt

Where I see her in 2006:
Ranked about 280

Ballbasher
Nov 5th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Kristina Barrois,Tajana Malek and Youlia Fedossova pleaz :angel: :hug:

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 12:11 PM
http://www.abc.com.py/fotos/2005/04/12/050412001812450.jpg

Name: Sarah Masi-Tami
Nationality: Paraguay
Born: 15/06/1984
2004 Year End Ranking: 961
Current Ranking: 1105
Career High: 956

After the retirement of Larissa Schaerer, Sarah is imo the only prspect of the Paraguayan tennis. Or should I better say "was". Nothing special to say about her year. She did not fulfill what many expected. She is playing on the tour since 1998 and never did anything great. But its hard for somebody who comes from a country like Paraguay cause there are not that many international tournaments around there.
2005 was bad indeed. Only two wins, one over Estefania Balda which is maybe worth to mention.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 5
2005 match record: 2-5
2005 wins over:
# 551 Estefania Balda

Where I see her in 2006:
Retired by the end of 2006 without any success in 2006 and a lack of money

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 12:19 PM
http://www.gruen-weiss-mannheim.de/f5d_vp1.jpg

Name: Vanessa Pinto
Nationality: Germany
Born: 13/04/1987 Heidelberg, Germany
Year End Ranking 2004: 1107
Current Ranking: 788
Career High: 788


Honestly I expected much more from that girl. She didnt start too well in 2005. Played 25000$ Capriolo, 10000$ Bath where she qualified twice and some 10000$ in Italy without noteable wins. Best tournament of the year was 10000$ Jesi in August where she reached the final (26 67 vs Leanne Baker). Nothing special followed (maybe a one tournament wonder)

Numbers of tournaments played in 2005: 11
2005 match record: 14-16
2005 wins over:
# 300 Giulia Gabba
# 599 Sandra Volk

Where I see her in 2006:
Maybe she concentrated on school this year and played fewer tournaments therefore. If she plays a full schedule in 2006 I see her cracking the top 500. If not she will be aroun 800 next year

©@®eLess
Nov 5th, 2005, 12:19 PM
Krstajic and Timotic should be there too. They really improved this year

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 12:31 PM
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Name: Hye-Mi Kim
Nationality: Korea Rep.
Born: 09/02/1984 in Seoul, Korea
2004 Year End Ranking: 855
Current Ranking: 643
Career High: 643

Hye-Mi Kim(or Hea-Mi Kim as the the WTA has her) started playing tennis at the age of 11 :eek: . It´s only her third year on the tour and its her best so far. Started the year in Australia and reached the second round twice in Benalla and Yarrawonga. Qualified for the Main Draw of 25000$ Nagano and reached the QF of Toyko 10000$ in Setember. At Tokyo-Akishima in October she won her first ITF event with a 63 63 over Lauren Breadmore in the final

Numbers of tournaments played in 2005: 17
2005 match record: 21-15
2005 wins over
# 285 Lauren Breadmore
# 307 Yurika Sema
# 393 Tomoko Dokei
# 443 Thassa Vitayaviroj
# 597 Yukiko Yabe

Where I see her in 2006:
It´s pretty difficult to prospect the career of a girl like Hye-Mi. It depends on how much she plays outside of Korea. In 2005 she did it and played tournaments in Australia and Japan. If she continues she will climb up the rankings and be ranke about 450 by the end of next year

..ikke..
Nov 5th, 2005, 12:39 PM
Thanx Theklein :yeah:

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 12:41 PM
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Name: Eva Pera
Nationality: Netherlands
Born: 21/11/1986 Ferwerderadeel, Netherlands
Year End Ranking 2004: 1060
Current Ranking: 670
Career High: 614

Eva really surprised me especially at the beginning of the year. She entered the tour in 2002 and till the the middle of 2004 she only won 5 matches in 15 tournaments.
She began with a QF at Stuttgart (bt Jurak there) and often reached the second round of some 10000$. Wasnt able to win a match in August to reach the Final of 10000$ of Alphen A/D Rijn. Qualified for the Main DRaw of 25000$ of Jersey

Numbers of tournaments played in 2005: 14
2005 match record: 20-14
2005 wins over:
# 299 Darija Jurak
# 325 Katalin Marosi
# 420 Sarah Riske

Where I see her in 2006:
Eva seems to dangerous on a good day but also lost matches easily to opponents who arent very good imo. But in fact nearly all matches she lost in 2005 where against better ranked players with a good season.
Will be a top 500 player for sure, maybe top 400

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 12:54 PM
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Name: Biliana Pavlova
Nationality: Bulgaria
Born: 20/01/1978
Year End Ranking 2004: 905
Current Ranking: 678
Career High: 515

Well Biliana Pavlova is playing on the tour since 1993 and that without bigger success. But I think you shoúld mention that fact cause playing on the ITF tour for more than 12 years not getting into the top 500, shows that she loves tennis. Biliana play many tournaments a year and started 2005 like it ended in 2004- badly. Till the beginning of October it was a normal "Pavlova-year" with many first round outs (maybe to mention the QF of 10000$ of Athens where she lost a three setter vs Tamira Paszek)
But in October it seems she did something and reached two other QF in Roma Canottieri and Castel Gandolfo

Numbers of tournaments played: 23
2005 atch record: 19-25
2005 wins over:
# 433 Giorgia Mortello
# 593 Sandra Volk
# 601 Sandra Volk
# 770 Tanja Ostertag


Where I see her in 2006:
I think Biliana will retire soon. Maybe by the end of 2006 if not this year. For a Challenger player she is pretty old and I bet she is not a milionair.
Ranked about 1000 next year

theklein
Nov 5th, 2005, 01:03 PM
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Name: Kristina Barrois
Nationality: GermanWhere I see her in 2005:
Born: 30/09/1981 Otweller Germany
Year end ranking: Unranked
Current ranking: 211 :eek:
Career high ranking: :eek:

Kristina has been one of the most consistent players all year. Her scheduling has been impeccible and she has worked hard playing a lot of matches. She began the year in Stuttgart reaching the Quarter Final and followed that up by winning the tournament at Oberhaching. She then played Montechoro came thourgh qualifying and also won that event, again the event after in Germany she also won and then at Buchen she made the Quarter Final ending a 23 match win streak. She then played the 10K at Sunderland and also won that without the loss of a set and her first loss came at Valencia to Veronica Rizhik :eek: :rolleyes: . She played Surbiton, qualifying and reaching the second round, and then went flat not winning a match in the main draw for 5 tournaments. This soon changed at Horb where she won the title and the following week at Hechingen she qualified and made the second round. After one month she made the Final of the ITF in Sofia which was her best career result and the following week won the event at Glasgow and then the 25K at Nantes and finally was beaten in Saint Raphael qualifying by Mada Gojnea. This was an absolutely superb year for Barrois, if only she was able to play the 25K's better at the beginning of the year she could already be top 100.


Number of tournaments in 2005: 22
2005 Match record: 65-16 :eek:
2005 Match wins:
# 174 Mathilde Johansson
# 219 Stephanie Gehrlein
# 237 Lucie Hradecka
# 245 Sabine Klaschka
# 280 Zuzana Kucova

Where I see her in 2005:
If she plays Australia and the rest of the grand slams i can easily see Barrois in the top 150 and certainly in the top 100

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 01:36 PM
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Name: Linda Smolenakova
Nationality: Slovak Republic
Born: 09/08/1985 in Bratislava, Slovakia
Year End Ranking: 556
Current Ranking: 739
Career High: 487


Linda is a typical 10000$ Satellite player. In fact she only played 5 25000$ this year. Started with two QF´s in Vale do Lobo and Montechoro, 2nd round Portimao, QF Sunderland and Bolton. Qualified for 25000$ of Warsaw and another QF at Montemor followed. She took a break from June to October, played the three Porto Santo events but had very poor results at the end

Numbers of tournaments played in 2005: 10
2005 match record: 13-11
2005 wins over:
# 522 Shu-Jing Yang
# 620 Stefania Boffa
# 769 Tanja Ostertag

Where I see her in 2006:
I have the feeling she is retiring maybe even this year. Her results were very poor lately. If she plays again she definitely has the potential to go back to the top 500.

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 01:45 PM
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Name: Kaori Onishi
Nationality: Japan
Born: 31/01/1986 Hyogo, Japan
Year End Ranking 2004: 812
Current Ranking: 958
Career High: 759

It´s Kaori´s third year on the tour. Last year she had some reasonable results, this year is just a disaster. She reached the 2nd round of 25000$ of Kurume, where she got a WC and qualified to the Main Draw of 25000$ Sutama. So maybe she gets better now by the end of the year

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 7
2005 match record: 4-7
2005 wins over:
# 449 Thassa Vitayaviroj
# 566 Shizu Katsumi
# 683 Kanae Hisami

Where I see her in 2006:
Ranked about 900 cause she wont play outside of Japan. For me she lost too many matches too easily like a double bagel vs Ye-Ra Lee, 16 26 vs Yurika Sema or 06 16 vs Chen Liang

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 04:53 PM
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Name: Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea ROM
Nationality: Romania
Born: 07/04/1990 in Bucharest
Year End Ranking 2004: 903
Current Ranking: 854
Career High: 786

It´s Sorana´s second year on the ITF tour and due to her young age she can´t play that many tournaments.
She played Bucharest II, Galati and Bucharest IV Satellite and lost to Corina Corduneanu twice and Gabriela Niculescu once. At Galati she reached the Semifinale at Bucharest V in August the quarters.
In October she played the three Porto Santo events and won the last one with a 62 76 victory over Pauline Wong in the final

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 7
ITF titles won in 2005: 1 (Porto Santo VI)
2005 match record: 16-6
2005 wins over:
# 381 Gabriela Niculescu
# 457 Justine Ozga
# 579 Magali de Lattre
# 583 Vanessa Wellauer
# 703 Nicole Thijssen

Where I see her in 2006:
Sorana is definitely one to watch. At the age of 15 she is already able to compete on the ITF tour and I´m sure she will do well in 2006 too.
Ranked about 400 at the end of 2006

Tenisci
Nov 5th, 2005, 04:59 PM
Where is pemra ;) If you prepare a page for her, she will be happy. Since she knows what you write :)

xXSarajevoXx
Nov 5th, 2005, 05:02 PM
SaNDra Martinovic and Dijana Stojic please =)

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 05:09 PM
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Name: Andreja Klepac
Nationality: Slovenia
Born: 13/03/1986 in Koper, Slovenia
Year End Ranking 2004: 404
Current Ranking: 280
Career High: 278

Andreja was a very succesful junior player and was ranked top 20 in the ITF rankings for a long time. But due to many injuries she started playing on the ITF senior tour last year. Within two years she is already ranked top 300, which is really impressive.
Tough the beginning of the year was more than bad. In her first 6 tournaments she only won two matches. At the (very weak) 10000$ tournament of Rabat she showed that she is already one step higher than the girls who played there and defeated top junior Dominika Cibulkova in the final.
In the following week she tried on the WTA tour in Rabat as well and reached the second quali round with a victory over Ting Li and lost to Dominika Cibulkova this time. Gave the WTA another try and played Istanbul but lost in qualies again. She qualified for the 75000$ tournament of Zagreb and the 25000$ of Gorizia. Played Fed Cup for Slovenia vs China in July but lost both her singles vs Na Li and Jie Zheng easily.
Her highlight was 50000$ of Martina Franca for sure, where she reached out of the qualies the Semifinale (beating Sescioreanu, Bedanova, Martinez and Gubacsi) before losing to Maret Ani. Reached another Semifinale at 25000$ Madrid Challenger. Gave her WTA main draw debut in Portoroz (lost 1st round to Ondraskova) and played once more on the WTA tour in Luxembourg beating Cara Black in the quali. Her last tournament so far was 75000$ of Barcelona where she surprisingly lost to Irene Rehberger-Bescos

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 21
2005 match record: 29-21
2005 wins over:
# 151 Conchita Martinez-Granados
# 165 Ting Li
# 173 Cara Black
# 193 Zsofia Gubacsi
# 212 Delia Sescioreanu
# 235 Jane O´Donoghue
# 287 Seda Noorlander
# 292 Daja Bedanova
# 313 Ana Vrljic
# 315 Gaelle Widmer
# 321 Joanna Sakowicz
# 353 Bei´er Ko

Where I see her in 2006:
Will play more WTA events and will find herself near the top 150 by the end of 2006

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 05:09 PM
I dont choose the players I introduce, its by random :wavey: :wavey:

Varvagina
Nov 5th, 2005, 05:19 PM
More more more :D I like them :D

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 05:19 PM
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Name: Paula Fondevila-Castro
Nationality: Spain
Born: 16/05/1984
Year End Ranking 2004: 654
Current Ranking: 728
Career High: 506

Paula is playing on the tour since 1999. Hasnt done anything great so far but usually wins her matches over lower ranked Spanish players. Reached the 2nd round at Fuerteventura (def. Claire Feuerstein) and then tried to qualify for the 25000$ events of Valencia, Torrent and Monzon. Only did it at Monzon but lost 16 36 to Olena Antypina in the first round. Reached two QF at 10000$ level in August in Getxo and Pontevedra. Highlight of the year was the final of the 10000$ tournament of Amarante where she could have won her first ITF event but sadly lost 06 26 to Dominika Cibulkova in the final

Number of tournaments played: 11
2005 match record: 23-11
2005 wins over:
# 411 Kildine Chevalier
# 522 Annette Kolb
# 644 Ana Salas
# 645 Emilie Trouche

Where I see her in 2006:
She played much more tournaments the last years so maybe she is concentrating on something else. The week at Amarante was impressive (especially the win over Chevalier). She usually beats lower ranked players and never beats the really good ones
Ranking should be about the same maybe a bit higher 670

rrfnpump
Nov 5th, 2005, 05:21 PM
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Name: Elena Tchalova
Nationality: Russia
Born: 16/05/1987
Year End Ranking 2004: 846
Current Ranking: 452
Career High: 452

I saw Lena Tchalova play in Horb this year and she quite impressed me. She has good solid groundstrokes and a good serve. She could also do something at the net; her only problem is her inconsistancy and her temper on court. She talked a lot in Russian and didnt took the match (it was a doubles match) too serious.
Lena started the year ranked about #850 and won three 10k's since then. She lifted her ranking to about #450 and now makes her first steps in 25k's where she had successes lately (defeating Zsofia Gubacsi), but has some problems with her leg recently which forced her to withdraw from her 2nd round match at 25k Minsk this week.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 14
ITF titles won in 2005: 3 (10k's Krasnoarmeisk, Rebecq, Lleida)
2005 match record: 36/10
2005 wins over:
# 213 Zsofia Gubacsi
# 297 Julia Vorobieva
# 301 Irina Bulyukina
# 372 Anna Bastrikova
# 383 Leslie Butkiewicz

Where I see her in 2006:
Lena has talent thats for sure. if she can be more consistant and plays 25k's on a regular basis I see her getting in the Top300! I hope she stays injury-free in 2006 and I hope to see her playing again (she is also quite attractive and nice to watch)

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 05:29 PM
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Name: Servane Delobelle
Nationality: France
Born: 01/08/1984
Year End Ranking 2004: 506
Current Ranking: 615
Career High: 455

Servane joined the ITF in the year 2002. 2004 was her best year for sure. This year she had many problems with awful results like a 16 16 vs Ayassamy or a 26 16 vs Feuerstein at the beginning of 2005. Got a WC for the quali event of Paris indoors but lost 16 36 to Selima Sfar. Best tournament was Valencia-Rocafort in April shere she qualified and reached the second round there (beating Kildine Chevalier). Played once more on the WTA tour in Strasbourg and lost 16 61 36 to Bacquet in the qualies
Played her last tournament in Marseille in June and lost 06 16 to Virginie Pichet

Number of tournaments playe in 2005: 13
2005 match record: 13-13
2005 wins over:
#341 KIldine Chevalier
# 438 Sandy Gumulya

Where I see her in 2006:
Hasnt played since June so maybe she took a time out. If she doesnt retire she will be ranked about 700 at the end of 2006

rrfnpump
Nov 5th, 2005, 05:41 PM
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Name: Pemra Özgen
Nationality: Turkey
Born: 08/05/1986
Year End Ranking 2004: 915
Current Ranking: 580
Career High: 578

Pemra has the best season of her career this year. She improved her ranking to about 580 and won her first ITF title in her home country (Istanbul). She pushed some good players to tough matches (67 62 46 loss to rising star Tamira Paszek, 75 57 26 loss to #238 ranked Eva Fislova). Pemra also won all her Fed Cup matches this year against Malta, Egypt and Algeria.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 16
ITF titles won in 2005: 1 (10k Istanbul)
2005 match record: 22/14
2005 wins over:
# 479 Irina Kuzmina
# 526 Astrid Waernes
# 534 Irina Buryachok
# 811 Vasilisa Davydova
# 882 Lucy Fletcher

Where I see her in 2006:
I think Pemra is able to crack the Top500 and stay there all the year. If she has some luck with the draws she might defend her title in Istanbul

rrfnpump
Nov 5th, 2005, 05:48 PM
Hey Xian, wie wärs, wenn du eine Übersicht im ersten Post machst? ;) :wavey:

wirklich ne gute Idee :bounce:
werde einige Profile meiner Faves posten!

Tenisci
Nov 5th, 2005, 05:51 PM
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Name: Pemra Özgen
Nationality: Turkey
Born: 08/05/1986
Year End Ranking 2004: 915
Current Ranking: 580
Career High: 578

Pemra has the best season of her career this year. She improved her ranking to about 580 and won her first ITF title in her home country (Istanbul). She pushed some good players to tough matches (67 62 46 loss to rising star Tamira Paszek, 75 57 26 loss to #238 ranked Eva Fislova). Pemra also won all her Fed Cup matches this year against Malta, Egypt and Algeria.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 16
ITF titles won in 2005: 1 (10k Istanbul)
2005 match record: 22/14
2005 wins over:
# 479 Irina Kuzmina
# 526 Astrid Waernes
# 534 Irina Buryachok
# 811 Vasilisa Davydova
# 882 Lucy Fletcher

Where I see her in 2006:
I think Pemra is able to crack the Top500 and stay there all the year. If she has some luck with the draws she might defend her title in Istanbul title

hey thank you much mate :) She will read this :)

Btw, she is no 299 in doubles and she may play in Wimbledon qualies next year :)

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 05:57 PM
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Name: Ivanna Israilova
Nationality: Uzbekistan
Born: 04/02/1986 in Tashkent
Year End Ranking 2004: 665
Current Ranking: 675
Career High: 417

Next to Iroda and Akgul, Ivanna is another good player from Usbekistan. She had several problems with money the last years but was able to play a nearly full schedule this year. She started great with the final of the 10000$ Satellite in Hull and nearly won her first ITF title there 46 46 vs Katie O´Brien in the final. Played in Egypt and India then. Won her fed Cup match vs the Philippines in a tough three setter vs Anja-Vanessa Peter. Second round at 25000$ Changwon Challenger followed. But then two tough months in June and July without a single win. Reached the quarterfinal of 10000$ Bad Saulgau Satellite in August which was her best tournament of the year. Played the WTA event in her hometown Tashkent but lost in the first quali round

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 18
2005 match record: 14-18
2005 wins over:
# 415 Sarah Borwell
# 512 Adriana Szili
# 558 Sanaa Bhambri
# 594 Yulia Ustyuzhanina

Where I see her in 2006:
If she has the money again to travel she can certainly be ranked inside the top 500

Xian
Nov 5th, 2005, 06:03 PM
Hey Xian, wie wärs, wenn du eine Übersicht im ersten Post machst? ;) :wavey:

wirklich ne gute Idee :bounce:
werde einige Profile meiner Faves posten!

was genau meinst du ?;)

rrfnpump
Nov 5th, 2005, 06:05 PM
dass du auflistest, welche Profile hier gepostet wurden

für Ivanna kannst du übrigens eins von meinen Bildern nehmen ;)
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=181576

Sonf@
Nov 5th, 2005, 06:33 PM
Name: Maria José Martínez
Nationality: Spain
Born: 12/08/1982 in Yecla, Murcia
Year End Ranking 2004: unranked
Current Ranking: 402 (with some tournaments still to play)
Career High: 69

Pepa (her nickname) took some time off between last year's Bogota wta tournament and this year's start of the season. She played two tournaments at the beggining of the season and won a match on each (10K of Melilla and 25K Torrent qualies), but she didn't start playing a full schedule ´till August, when she came through qualifying and won the title in Vigo 10K. She then played two tournaments in Portugal, losing to Gil-Marés in 25K qualifying of Coimbra and to Flavia Mignola in Amarante 10K (but she got to qualify there). After that she reached another final in Tortosa (lost to Chevalier). She played three bigger tournaments after that. She lost to Nagyova at Bourdeaux qualies in a quite decent match, won a match at 75K+H qualifying of Barcelona and won a round in the main draw of Jounieh. Her last two tournaments of the year so far were maybe the best of the year. She qualified at Sevilla and won a round there and also qualified at Sant Cugat 25K, reaching then the semis with wins over Cornet amongst others. Her main success this year was the doubles circuit. In three months she got to top 400 from an unranked position, but she was far better in doubles. She's almost top 100 again.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 11
2005 match record: 21-10
2005 wins over:
# 108 Arantxa Parra-Santonja
# 249 Giulia Gabba
# 312 Alize Cornet
# 357 Erica Krauth

Where I see her in 2006:
She improves her forehand I can see her back in the top 100. If not I think she won't be more than a solid top 200. At least she has virtually nothing to defend 'till August.

Varvagina
Nov 5th, 2005, 07:32 PM
Name: Ivanna Israilova
Nationality: Uzbekistan
Born: 04/02/1986 in Tashkent
Year End Ranking 2004: 665
Current Ranking: 675
Career High: 417

Next to Iroda and Akgul, Ivanna is another good player from Usbekistan. She had several problems with money the last years but was able to play a nearly full schedule this year. She started great with the final of the 10000$ Satellite in Hull and nearly won her first ITF title there 46 46 vs Katie O´Brien in the final. Played in Egypt and India then. Won her fed Cup match vs the Philippines in a tough three setter vs Anja-Vanessa Peter. Second round at 25000$ Changwon Challenger followed. But then two tough months in June and July without a single win. Reached the quarterfinal of 10000$ Bad Saulgau Satellite in August which was her best tournament of the year. Played the WTA event in her hometown Tashkent but lost in the first quali round

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 18
2005 match record: 14-18
2005 wins over:
# 415 Sarah Borwell
# 512 Adriana Szili
# 558 Sanaa Bhambri
# 594 Yulia Ustyuzhanina

Where I see her in 2006:
If she has the money again to travel she can certainly be ranked inside the top 500

Finally something about a player from uzbekistan :bounce: thx Xian :kiss:

rrfnpump
Nov 5th, 2005, 09:07 PM
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Name: Sandra Martinovic
Nationality: Bosnia & Herzigowina
Born: 04/10/1979
Year End Ranking 2004: 466
Current Ranking: 518
Career High: 444

Sandra is now on ITF tour several years, but her biggest successes just came in 2004 and in 2005. She won her first title ever last year at Heerhugowaard and won her second and third career title this year. Apart from two 25k tournaments Sandra exclusively played 10k's with mixed results. She lost in the first round five times and was very inconsistant throughout the season.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 19
ITF titles won in 2005: 2 (10k's Padova, Benevento)
2005 match record: 26/17
2005 wins over:
# 404 Emily Stellato
# 548 Franziska Etzel
# 615 Diana Vranceanu
# 618 Melanie Cohen
# 620 Nicole Clerico

Where I see her in 2006:
as Sandra is pretty inconsistant she will probably be ranked between 450 and 550 throughout the whole year. I see more success for her at doubles when she partners Darija Jurak or Mervana Jugic-Salkic; her good friends on tour

theklein
Nov 6th, 2005, 02:49 AM
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Name: Leanne Baker
Nationality: New Zealand
Born: 08/01/1981 Hamilton New Zealand
Year end ranking: 518
Current ranking: 403
Career high ranking: 302

Leanne has had a very solid year and has laid a foundation for a great 2006. She began the year at Wellington winnign the tournament and then the week after played at Bleinham and reached the Semi Final. She then had a break until May and in her second tournament back at Gifu she qualified and beat the number 2 seed Fujiwara in the main draw before losing in the second round. She also qualified for the 25K at Surbiton and followed that up by Qualifying for Les Contamines and reaching the second round. At the WTA event at Stockholm she won her first round qualifying match and pushed Laine to 6-3 7-5. The tournament that followed was at Jesi and she alos won that without the loss of a set. At Alberquerque 75K she qualified and pushed the 5 seed Johansson to 7-6 in the last set. Her last tournament was at San Francisco but she had to withdraw. 2005 has been a great year for Leanne, if she played a little more 10K's she could have got her ranking inside the top 350.

Number of tournaments: 17
2005 Match record: 28-16
2005 Match wins:
# 108 Rika Fujiwara :eek:
# 241 Nina Bratchikova
# 353 Sarah Borwell
# 441 Yurika Sema
# 442 Mirielle Dittman

Where I see her in 2006:
I think with a few more tournaments Leanne will be able to crack into the top 300, unfortunately i don't she her going much further than that.

Xian
Nov 6th, 2005, 12:27 PM
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Name: Kristina Andlovic
Nationality: Sweden
Born: 17/07/1987 in Maribor, Slovenia
Year End Ranking 2004: 1193
Current Ranking: 470
Career High: 470

Kristina is part of the ITF comunity since 2001. 2005 was a great year for her as she improved her ranking for more than 600 positions. When she began playing on the ITF tour, who would have thought that this girl is a top 500 player once. From 2001 to 2004 she only won two matches. Even last year she never reached a second round of even a 10000$ event.
But this year everything changed. She started with a QF in Hull, Final in Rogsaka Slatina, SF Makarska, another final in Cavtat. Went to the 25000$ level then, but maybe a bit too early. Reached another QF at 10000$ Oslo Satellite, and two more at Maribor and Herceg Novi. In late October she reached the SF of Dubrovnik

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 21
2005 match record: 41-21
2005 wins over:
# 249 Dominika Nociarova
# 271 Antonia Matic
# 330 Ivana Lisjak
# 460 Zuzana Hejdova
# 466 Melanie South

Where I see her in 2006:
Form wasnt that good like at the beginning of the season. It will be hard to have another year like this. Will be ranked aout the same. 480 Maybe

Xian
Nov 6th, 2005, 12:39 PM
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Name: Elizabeth Freeman-Young
Nationality: USA
Born: 21/07/1955 in Hillsdale, USA
Year End Ranking 2004: 1026
Current Ranking: 1098
Career High: 916

Lizzy started playing on the ITF tour in 2003 after being undefeated in New England´s senior tour over years. But New Englands senior division and the pro ITF tour are certainly two different kinds of tennis. Tough Elizabeth has two wins over former top 20 WTA players (Yvonne Vermaak and Kim Schaefer) who she defeated on the senior tour.
Freeman Young, who operates a private practice in psychology, plays in six or seven circuit events each year. This year she played 7 tournaments and guess what, she only got double bageld once (vs Tiya Rolle). She won 3 games vs Kumiko Iijima and 3 vs Courtney Vernon, both more than 20 years younger. In fact Lizzy has career wins over Alizee Paradis, Melissa Tu and Danielle Spacek

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 7
2005 match record: 0-7
2005 wins over:
....

Where I see her in 2006:
Of course she has no chance vs one of the younger girls but asl ong a Danielle Spacek or Nancy Loeffler-Caro are still playing and she is lucky to draw them, she will be maybe able to win another match next year. Tough she will be unranked by the end of 2006

Xian
Nov 6th, 2005, 12:48 PM
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Name: Rita Vukov
Nationality: Germany
Born: 21/12/1987 in Munchen, Germany
Residence: Zagreb, Croatia
Year End Ranking 2004: 704
Current Ranking: 906
Career High: 660

This wasnt a very succesful year for Rita. Started oversea in the States with a 67 57 vs Kelly Schmandt. Lost easily to players like Anna Savitskaya or Nathalie Piquion later. At Athens she won her first round match vs Debbrich Feys. In July she won two main draw matches in Ancona to reach the quarters there. Last tournament so far was Dubrovnik where she got trashed by Karolina Jovanovic 06 16

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 15
2005 match record: 8-15
2005 wins over:
# 442 Giorgia Mortello
# 485 Debbrich Feys
# 606 Josipa Bek

Where I see her in 2006:
Sometimes she beats higher ranked and good players like Josipa Bek out of nowhere. On the next day she gets totally trashed by unknown players. So there are too many ups and downs therefore her ranking wont improve that much. 800 is my prediction

Xian
Nov 6th, 2005, 12:55 PM
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Name: Michelle Snyman
Nationality: South Africa
Born: 04/07/1986
2004 Year End Ranking: 641
Current Ranking: 973
Career High: 528

Well , Michelle only got that high cause she played many weak tournaments in Africa last year. Her ranking was actually much higher than her potential. Yes she only played 3 tournaments this year (Oxford, Felixstowe and Dublin) but I bet even if she played more her ranking would have crushed.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 3
2005 match record: 2-3
2005 wins over:
unr Melissa Percy
unr Jessica Jackson

Where I see her in 2006:
If she continues she can become a top 800 player at least 700 but not higher

Xian
Nov 6th, 2005, 01:10 PM
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Name: Viktoria Azarenka
Nationality: Belarus
Born: 31/07/1989 in Minsk, Belarus
Residence: Phoenix, USA and Marbella, Spain
Year End Ranking 2004: 454
Current Ranking: 148
Career High: 147

It´s maybe unsuitable to put Vika in this thread cause is she a Challenger player anymore? After reaching the SF of the WTA event of Guangzhou I would say no, but tough I put her in cause she played some Challenger events in 2005.
Started in Redding, 25000$, reaches the QF there before went ou 46 16 vs Ivana Lisjak, a bit surprising
At the Augusta 25000$ Challenger she reached the finale (26 26 vs Obata in the final) and another Semi at Tunica Resorts (46 64 67 vs Lepchenko).
Won her Fed Cup matches easily 62 61 over K.Bondarenko and 60 75 over Shahar Peer and a three setter 76 67 62 over Tina Pisnik
She played the WTA event in Prague then, reached the third quali round there (36 26 vs Pous-Tio), SF Teneriffa 25000$ (67 57 vs Petra Cetkovska) and won 50000$ Petange Challenger with a 64 62 over Vika Kutuzova to win her first ITF title.
Played the WTA events of New Haven, Kolkata and Guangzhou then

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 9
2005 match record: 26-8
2005 wins over:
# 31 Shuai Peng
# 51 Samantha Stosur
# 64 Martina Sucha
# 80 Alyona Bondarenko
# 107 Rika Fujiwara
# 120 Sofia Arvidsson
# 127 Galina Voskoboeva
# 134 Shikha Uberoi
# 145 Emma Laine
# 156 Vika Kutuzova
# 187 Kathrin Wörle
# 191 Yulia Beygelzimer
# 195 Magda Mihalache
# 227 Adriana Serra-Zanetti

Where I see her in 2006:
Despite her age she will be ranked soon maybe in April inside the top 80. At the end of the year I see her as a top 50 player. I expect much of her at the US open cause íts eems she is better on hard court than on clay

Xian
Nov 6th, 2005, 05:03 PM
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Name: Michaela Michalkova
Nationality: Slovakia
Born: 29/10/1985
Year End Ranking 2004: 709
Current Ranking: 973
Career High: 387

The former top 400 player started very late into the season. She played her first tournament in may, Herceg Novi, but reached the SF there. Went to Dubrovnik (2nd round vs Tout 36 46) and Mostar SF (26 26 vs Szatmari).
Interesting fact. She only played 6 tournaments in 2005 but those within 7 weeks. After June´s Bucharest tournament she stopped

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 6
2005 match record: 7-6
2005 wins over:
# 808 Katarina Daskovic Misic
# 1096 Aleksandra Lukic

Where I see her in 2006:
It seems she is working or studying as she only played during the summer. Wont be ranked inside the top 1000 anymore

Xian
Nov 6th, 2005, 05:17 PM
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Name: Gaelle Widmer
Nationality: Switzerland
Born: 24/12/1977 in Sumiswald, Switzerland
Year End Ranking 2004: 304
Current Ranking: 405
Career High: 283

It wasnt Gaelle´s year for sure. She is kind of a late bloomer. Started playing in 1998 but then took a 4 year break coming back in 2002
2003 and 2004 she really played great tennis especially at the 10000$ level
2005 she started with a QF at Grenoble (10000$). Went one step higher to the 25000$ level without reasonable results at Sunderland, San Luis Potosi, Roma Europa or Biarritz.
In May she won her third ITF title at Bournemouth (10000$) with a 63 62 over Georgie Stoop in the final.
She tried again at the higher level, and it was a little bit better tham before. 2nd round Campobasso (26 36 vs Harkleroad) and qualified for the main draw of Galatina (26 26 vs J.Widjaja).
July was a good month with a QF at the 10000$ Brussel Satellite and the QF of 25000$ Les Contamines, including a nice win over youngster Alize Cornet.
In October she reached out of the quali the SF of 25000$ Nantes Challenger before nearly got double bageld by Kristina Barrois (16 06)


Number of tournaments played in 2005: 23
2005 match record: 25-24
2005 wins over:
# 272 Karolina Kosinska
# 313 Alize Cornet
# 498 Ekatarina Kozhokina

Where I see her in 2006:
I really expected her to go much further this year. She lost to many players I thought she should beat easily. Wont improve, so her ranking will be around 430-450 next year

Xian
Nov 6th, 2005, 05:29 PM
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Name: Alice Mackenzie
Nationality: Great Britain
Born: 13/09/1986 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
Year End Ranking 2004: 924
Current Ranking: 804
Career High: 701

In 5 years on the tour, Alice hasnt fulfilled what many expected of her.
First " good tournament" was Montechoro in February, where she at least won 4 quali matches to qualify for the main draw, defeating Anais Laurendon 61 61 in the first round and lost 36 57 to Anette Kolb in the second. It lasted three months until she was able to win a maindraw match again in Edinburgh in may when she beat compatriot Kirsty Woolley 61 64. Highlight of the year was the SF at Oxford, when she beat Katie O´Brien in the QF. After that tournament she wasnt able to win one single match in 8 tournaments

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 22
2005 match record: 12-23
2005 wins over:
# 312 Katie O´Brien
# 524 Anais Laurendon

Where I see her in 2006:
She had horrible results at the end of 2005. I see her ranked about 850 but only because she plays many tournaments not because she wins many matches

Xian
Nov 6th, 2005, 05:40 PM
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Name: Talitha de Groot
Nationality: Netherlands
Born: 06/10/1987
Year End Ranking 2004: 921
Current Ranking: 1333
Career High: 913

There is not much to say about this season. Not one main draw victory. Some wins in qualifying events over "nearly" bagel girls like Karin Lems, Laura Manfredonia or Suzana dos Anjos. Could win a set vs Pemra Özgen in Ramat Hasharon

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 9
2005 match record: 3-11
2005 wins over:
# 1014 Suzana dos Anjos

Where I see her in 2006:
Retires at the end of 2006 cause a lack of money and success. Unranked

rrfnpump
Nov 6th, 2005, 06:32 PM
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Name: Maret Ani
Nationality: Estonia
Born: 31/01/1982
Year End Ranking 2004: 204
Current Ranking: 95
Career High: 95

Maret Ani is just like Anastasiya Yakimova the typical example of a player who gets into the Top100 by playing exclusively challenger tournaments and hardly any WTA tournaments. You could find Maret at every big european challenger tournament this summer and she was very consistant. Maret never lost in the first round and made the quarters at least in most of the tournaments. She reached two finals this year before finally winning her first ever title at 50k St.Raphael (she did not lose a single set there). Maret's goals at the beginning of the season were making Top100, winning first title and getting directly into Aus Open Main Draw and she reached all of them!

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 24
ITF titles won in 2005: 1 (50k St.Raphael)
2005 match record: 47/24
2005 wins over:
# 44 Marion Bartoli
# 95 Mara Santangelo
# 99 Ekaterina Bychkova
# 108 Saori Obata
# 109 Eva Birnerova

Where I see her in 2006:
if Maret starts playing lower WTA tournaments I can see her staying in Top100 for most of the year. If she can get some good draws she may reach Top80. I am sure Maret will play some big challengers in 06 and she is able to win some of them!

rrfnpump
Nov 6th, 2005, 07:12 PM
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Name: Magda Mihalache
Nationality: Romania
Born: 06/07/1981
Year End Ranking 2004: 256
Current Ranking: 218
Career High: 176

Magda Mihalache is playing on the ITf circuit for quite a while winning three titles in the years 2003 and 2004. After struggling at the beginning of the year, Magda reached three consecutive finals at one 10k and two 25k's winning the title at Civitavecchia defeating Maret Ani 16 75 64 in the finals. Since then she had mixed results. She reached her career high ranking earlier this year, but fell apart a bit after failing to defend her 25K title in Darmstadt.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 21
ITF titles won in 2005: 1 (25k Civitavecchia)
2005 match record: 28/21
2005 wins over:
# 162 Libuse Prusova
# 169 Maret Ani
# 208 Aniko Kapros
# 216 Eva Fislova
# 236 Pauline Parmentier

Where I see her in 2006:
she will probably be struggling to crack the Top200 at the beginning of the year, but if she does well in summer 06 at the 25k european clay tournaments she might finish inside Top200

Xian
Nov 6th, 2005, 10:51 PM
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Name: Parul Goswami
Nationality: India
Born: 03/10/1986 in New Dehli
Year End Ranking 2004: 863
Current Ranking: 798
Career High: 703

Parul started in Australia and managed to qualify for the maindraw of the 10000$ Benalla event. At Ahmedabad she reached the QF with a win over Megha Vakharia. At Phuket she played a 25000$ event.
In September she did something what only a few Indian girls do, she played in Europe. In Romania she reached the second round of the 10000$ Bucharest VII event with a great win over Alexandra Orasanu. At the end of the year she reached the second round in Jakarta, Balikpapan, Mumbai and Pune

2005 number of tournaments played: 12
2005 match record: 12-12
2005 wins over
# 648 Megha Vakharia
# 699 Alexandra Orasanu


Where I see her in 2006:
Will continue playing her indian tournaments but wont improve much. Ranking will be about 750

Xian
Nov 6th, 2005, 11:01 PM
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Name: Yi Chen
Nationality: Taiwan
Born: 12/11/1986 in Taipei
Year End Ranking 2004: 764
Current Ranking: 826
Career High: 647

Yi Chen started in her home Taiwan with a WC at the 25000$ Taipei Challenger but went out in the first round vs Kristina Czafikova
Played Fed Cup for Taiwan then but lost 3 of her 4 matches. Managed to qualify for the 25000$ Nanjing Challenger in May. At the end of the year she reached two QF in Indonesia

2005 tournaments played: 10
2005 match record: 12-10
2005 wins over:
# 667 Yi-Jing Zhao
# 709 Wen-Hao Wu

Where I see her in 2006:
She is a decent player, with already some nice wins in her career, tough I see not much in the future. Ranking will be about 700

Xian
Nov 6th, 2005, 11:14 PM
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Name: Nicole Seitenbecher
Nationality: Germany
Born: 03/01/1980
Year End Ranking 2004: 611
Current Ranking: 551
Career High: 392

In her career Nicole won two ITF titles. This year was for Nicole, who plays on the ITF tour since 1997, ok. Started in Oberhaching, where she won a set 60 vs Sandra Zahlavova. Luckily got into Paris-Indoors quali but got damaged by Camille Pin 06 16. At Buchen she won a set vs Kristina Barrois, what at that time not many girls achieved. In April she qualified for the main draw of the 25000$ Rocafort event in Spain. In Bad Saulgau she reached the QF with wins over Tanja Ostertag and Caroline Maes. Highlight came in August, where she reached out of the quali the QF of the 25000$ tournament of Helsinki with a stunning victory over Youlia Fedossova, before losing 46 06 to Emma Laine

2005 tournaments played: 16
2005 match record: 22-16
2005 wins over:
# 323 Youlia Fedossova
# 391 Lucia Jimenez
# 399 Caroline Maes
# 489 Franziska Etzel

Where I see her in 2006:
It will be her 9th year, so I doubt she will play a full schedule. Ranking will decline to about 900

Xian
Nov 6th, 2005, 11:26 PM
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Name: Elisa Balsamo
Nationality: Italy
Born: 12/08/1983 in Pontedera, Italy
Year End Ranking 2004: 409
Current Ranking: 395
Career High: 378

Since 1999 Elisa Balsamo, mainly in Italy, plays on the ITF tour. This was her best year for sure and therefore she reached her career high this year. Didnt begin too well until May when she reached the SF in Caserta (25000$) with wins over Olga Govortsova and Caroline Maes, before losing 76 46 67 to Olga Blahotova. A QF at the 25000$ event of Gorizia followed with victories over Larissa Carvalho and Andrea Popovic. Some bad months followed till Seotember where she reached the QF in Vittoria (10000$) and Glasgow (25000$) with wins over Claire Peterzan and Katie O´Brien

tournaments played in 2005: 20
2005 match record: 20-20
2005 wins over:
# 264 Katie O´Brien
# 312 Jenifer Widjaja
# 325 Gaelle Widmer
# 356 Larissa Carvalho
# 431 Claire Peterzan
# 514 Caroline Maes
# 556 Debbrich Feys
# 562 Gloria Pizzichini

Where I see her in 2006:
Doubt she will go much higher. Ranking will be the same around 430

WIMBY
Nov 7th, 2005, 12:37 AM
Super thread. Can you do Melanie South please.

rrfnpump
Nov 7th, 2005, 10:47 AM
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Name: Lucie Hradecka
Nationality: Czech Republic
Born: 21/05/1985
Year End Ranking 2004: 258
Current Ranking: 203
Career High: 179

Lucie Hradecka is active on the ITF tour sice 2002 and has won 8 titles since then (all 10k's) - 5 of them in 2004. She started the year ranked about #240 and has steadily improved since then reaching a career high of 179 in september. Lucie almost exclusively played 10K's at the beginning of the year and was almost everywhere no1 seeded. As the year went on she started to play bigger challengers; her biggest succes was reaching the semis of 15k Denain as a lucker looser (losing twice to Liudmila Skavronskaia; 60 06 57 in the qualies and 46 76 36 in the semis).

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 22
ITF titles won in 2005: 1 (10k Rogaska Slatina)
2005 match record: 36/23
2005 wins over:
# 94 Barbora Strycova
# 109 Camille Pin
# 117 Tzipora Obziler
# 129 Sandra Kleinova
# 141 Nathalie Vierin

Where I see her in 2006:
Lucie had many good wins this year over higher ranked players, but overall was quite inconsistant. Nevertheless I can see her getting into Top150 next year if she plays lower WTA tournaments regularly.

aneress
Nov 7th, 2005, 11:47 AM
what is about german girls???
petkovic, malek, zelder, perkovic etc..... ;) :hearts: :lol:

rrfnpump
Nov 7th, 2005, 07:26 PM
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Name: Melanie South
Nationality: England
Born: 03/05/1986
Year End Ranking 2004: 453
Current Ranking: 447
Career High: 416

Melanie South started playing on the ITF tour in 2001 playing some tournaments in Great Britan. Her break-through year has been 2004 when she won her first 10k title at Mumbai and cracked the Top500 since then. Mel is always dangerous at the 10k tournaments held in Great Britan, but she has yet to become dangerous on higher level. Her ranking has hardly improved since last year and I am really surprised that she only won one title this year. I expected her to do a lot better! Mel lost three third-set tie-breakers this year - one by 6-8.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 17
ITF titles won in 2005: 1 (10k Bath)
2005 match record: 34/16
2005 wins over:
# 252 Anne Keothavong
# 291 Cindy Watson
# 319 Florence Haring
# 369 Lauren Breadmore
# 428 Rebecca Llewellyn

Where I see her in 2006:
Melanie has potential thats for sure, but if she keep on playing almost only in Great Britan I cant see her improving next year ranking-wise. She might win some 10k's, but I think she can do better!

Marat Safin fan
Nov 8th, 2005, 01:00 PM
pleasepleasepleasecan we have some russians?

Ballbasher
Nov 8th, 2005, 01:26 PM
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Name: Maret Ani
Nationality: Estonia
Born: 31/01/1982
Year End Ranking 2004: 204
Current Ranking: 95
Career High: 95

Maret Ani is just like Anastasiya Yakimova the typical example of a player who gets into the Top100 by playing exclusively challenger tournaments and hardly any WTA tournaments. You could find Maret at every big european challenger tournament this summer and she was very consistant. Maret never lost in the first round and made the quarters at least in most of the tournaments. She reached two finals this year before finally winning her first ever title at 50k St.Raphael (she did not lose a single set there). Maret's goals at the beginning of the season were making Top100, winning first title and getting directly into Aus Open Main Draw and she reached all of them!

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 24
ITF titles won in 2005: 1 (50k St.Raphael)
2005 match record: 47/24
2005 wins over:
# 44 Marion Bartoli
# 95 Mara Santangelo
# 99 Ekaterina Bychkova
# 108 Saori Obata
# 109 Eva Birnerova

Where I see her in 2006:
if Maret starts playing lower WTA tournaments I can see her staying in Top100 for most of the year. If she can get some good draws she may reach Top80. I am sure Maret will play some big challengers in 06 and she is able to win some of them!
Thank you :hug:

theklein
Nov 9th, 2005, 05:45 AM
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Name: Renata Voracova
Nationality: Czech
Born: 6/10/1983
Year end Ranking: 636
Current Ranking: 280
Career high ranking: 110

Renata has had a solid year after the horror that was 2004, she played 12 matches only winning one of them. 2005 was a rebuilding year, she began the year at the 10K in Stuttgart qualifying and reaching the second round. A week after she played Buchen with the same result and at the 10K at Amiens won the tournament beating the 8 and 3 seeds. Her first win outside a 10K was at the 50K at Lafayette where she reached the Quarter Fianls beating the number 1 seed. 2 weeks later she played the 10K at Casale reaching the Semi Finals and then Roland Garros where she won a match in Qualifying. Her next successful tournament was at 25K Torun where she made the Quarter finals. At the 25K at Hechingen she qualified and reached the Semi Finals, she then lost 4 matche sin a row before making the Semi Finals at 25K Nantes and is currently playing the 10K at Le Havre where she is in the second round.

Number of Tournaments played: 21
2005 Match record: 34-20
2005 Best Wins:
# 112 Lindsay Lee Waters
# 146 Vilmarie Castellvi
# 230 Dominika Nociarova
# 250 Katarina Kachlikova
# 282 Ana Vrijlic

Where I see her in 2005:
After a good 2005 I believe Voracova can make it to the top 200 and with a few wins at higher tournament she can possiblyget into the top 150. I dont see her getting to her best ranking of 110.

theklein
Nov 9th, 2005, 08:02 AM
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Name: Karla Mraz
Nationality: French
Born: 28/7/1982
Year end Ranking: 1159
Current Ranking: 520
Career High ranking: 388

Karla has had a briliant year, she has halved her ranking by playing consistent tennis and alot of it. She began the year at the 10K at Grenoble qualifying and reaching the second round and she followed that up by qualifying for the next 2 events in Portugal. She then took a months break and played in Amiens qualifying and reaching the Main draw beating the 6 seed along the way. A week later she played in Bath again qualifying and reaching the Semi Finals. At the following tournaments in Portugal she recahed the Semi finals and then played the 10K at Le Touquet reching the Semi Finals, beating the number 1 seed Virginie Pichet. She qualified for her first 25K at Coimbra and then again at Nantes. The beginning of her year was outstanding winnign 38 out of 45 matches but the ending of her year has been quiet poor only winning 4 matches in 11.

Tournaments played: 15
2005 Match record: 39-15
2005 Wins over:
# 235 Virginie Pichet
# 318 Florence Haring
# 397 Julia Babilon
# 401 Leticia Sobral
# 497 Rebecca Llewellyn

Where I see her in 2006:
I think Karla can get back in the top 400 by playing more tournaments. She will most probably though sit around the 500-600 range

theklein
Nov 9th, 2005, 08:21 AM
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Name: Caroline Maes
Nationality: Belgium
Born: 9/11/1982
Year end Ranking: 525
Current Ranking: 366
Career High Ranking: 231

Caroline has had a very solid and encouraging year. She began it in the Uk reaching the second round of her first tournament and the Semi Finals of her next in Hull. Her next wins came at Sunderland in the 10K where she reached the Quarter Finals and she followed that up with a Semi Final showing in Amiens. At the 25K at Valencia she qualified and reached the second round and then the following week qualified again for the 25K at Torrent. In Caserta she also qualified for a 25K and reached the second round beating 3 seed Meg Yuan along the way. At the 25K at Bastad she came through qualies and made it to the Quarter Final beating 2 seed Nemeckova. In her home tournament of Brussels she made the Quarter Finals and followed the up with a Semi Final showing in Zwevegem. She won her first tournaemnt of the year at Koksijde as the number 3 seed and then made the Quarter finals of Alphen.
Since then she has made the second round of 2 25K's but nothing else substancial. If Maes would have had a better end to the year we coudl weel be seeing her in the top 280.

Number of Tournaments in 2005: 23
2005 Match Record: 42-23
2005 Wins over:
# 166 Lenka Nemeckova
# 252 Meng Yuan
# 389 Sara Errani
# 393 Aurelie Vedy
# 397 Pascale Leroy

Where I see her in 2006:
I don't think Maes will get close to her career ranking of 230 but she will most probably stay in the 300-400 range as she is unable to beat players ranked higher then her

theklein
Nov 9th, 2005, 08:38 AM
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Name: Leslie Butkiewicz
Nationality: Belgium
Born: 26/5/1982
Year end Ranking: 345
Current Ranking: 606
Career High Ranking: 340

After reaching her career high ranking last year Leslie has had a horrific year. Leslie started the beginning of 2005 very porrly losing 6 matchs in a row 1 against Venus Williams where she took 4 games in a set. She won her first match in July and went on to win that tournament which was held in Brussels. The week after the made the Quarter Finals of Zwevegem and the following week made the Semi Finals of Rebecq. Her good play continued with a Quarter Final at Koksijde but the major disspoinment for Leslie was not being able to defend her Nantes title and losing a lot fo ranking points. Since Nantes she has played at the 50K in Joue-les-toures and she beat Tatjana Malek and then reached the second qualifying round at the Wta at Hasselt.

Tournaments played 13
2005 Match record: 17-13
2005 Wins over:
# 295 Tatjana Malek
# 353 Mathilde Munoz
# 589 Samia Medjahdi
# 632 Laurence Fayol
# 666 Iveta Gerlova

Where I see her in 2006:
Leslie has been playign on the ITF tour for 5 years now and has never been in the top 340. I think next year if she has a bad year will be her last but i do see her entering the top 500 again

theklein
Nov 9th, 2005, 08:28 PM
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Name: Debbrich Feys
Nationality: Belgium
Born: 20/12/1984 Gent Belgium
Year end Ranking: 484
Current Ranking: 666
Career High Ranking: 417

Debbrich has had a shocker of a year, after reaching her career high last year things have gone on a downward spiral. She beag they year with 6 straight losses before finally winning a match at the 10K at Patras, and then winning a match at 75K qualies. She then qualified for the 25K at Caserta and did not win another main draw match till July where she reached the second round in 10K Brussels. Her first quarter final of the year came at the 10K in Spain and followed that with a second round shoing at Westende. She capped her year off by qualifying for jersey and taking a set off Kurhajcova at Hasselt. Debbrich only played 10 satellites out of 25 tournaments. If she keeps playing next year she needs to start form the 10K level again.

Number of tournaments in 2005: 25
2005 Match record: 15-29
2005 Match wins:
# 524 Celine Cattaneo
# 707 Calire De Gubernatis
# 866 Jessie De Vries
# 925 Elizabeth Thomas
# 987 Mariana Lopez Terrible

Where I see her in 2006:
Due to her inability to beat anyone in the top 500 or for that matter anyone ranked above her I don't think Feys can get back to the top 500

theklein
Nov 9th, 2005, 08:41 PM
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Name: Tatiana Cutrona
Nationality: Belgium
Born: 30/04/1987
Current Ranking: Unranked
Carerr High Ranking: Unranked


This was Tatiana's first year playing a full schedule on ITF tour and she didnt have a very successful one. She began the year with 2 tournaments in Portugal gettign to the second round of qualies for both. She then played in Egypt without winning a match. She won ehr next matches in Belgium where she reached the last round of qualies in 2 consecutive tournaments. Her first main draw appearance was in Volos Greece when she qualified and she alos played in Le Havre Main Draw pushing Tessy Vande Ven.

Number of tournaments played: 10
2005 Match Record: 8-9
2005 Wins over:
Tatiana has no wins over ranked opponents.

Where I see her in 2006:
She could possibly get into top 1000 but its not very likely

CooCooCachoo
Nov 11th, 2005, 09:01 AM
Thanks !

Maybe you could do Beti Sekulovski.

CCCP1
Nov 12th, 2005, 12:34 AM
This is such a cool thread. Jeez what a bad 2004 it was for Voracova

*hingis_forever*
Nov 12th, 2005, 02:55 AM
Could you do Naomi Cavaday and Emily Webley Smith?

rrfnpump
Nov 12th, 2005, 10:33 AM
http://surbiton.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/F1095D7B-5706-4888-B474-F15E90071154/27173/st_03news030531webleysmith_gi.jpg

Name: Emily Webley-Smith
Nationality: England
Born: 14/07/1984
Year End Ranking 2004: 272
Current Ranking: 386
Career High: 262

Emily Webley Smith started her career in 1999 at 25k Welwyn where she god double bagelled in first round by No1 seeded Melanie Schnell. Since then she was/is a player that regularly plays the british 10k's and 25k's. The biggest success for her was reaching the 2nd round in Wimbledon 04, beating Severine Bremond in first round and pushing Amy Frazier to a 8-6 third set. She has yet to win an ITF title (she has yet to reach a finals), but she had the most successful ITf tournament recently in 25k Lagos where she reached the semis losing to Anne Keothavong.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 24
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 20/24
2005 wins over:
# 262 Ayami Takase
# 323 Lauren Breadmore
# 350 Elena Antypina
# 358 Julia Vorobieva
# 377 Lucia Jimenez

Where I see her in 2006:
Emily has a negative win-loss ratio this year and had a strange schedule also. playing 10k's on clay in Romania where all the promising romanian juniors play was quite cuckoo. If she puts up a smart schedule next year and lifts her game a bit I can see her staying at where she is maybe a bit improving. I dont see her getting back into Top300 next year though.

rrfnpump
Nov 12th, 2005, 10:46 AM
http://www.queenswood.org/page/binary/News/t50/FutureTennisOlympian

Name: Naomi Cavaday
Nationality: England
Born: 24/04/1989
Year End Ranking 2004: unr
Current Ranking: unr
Career High: -

Naomi Cavaday is a newcomer on the ITF tour this year. She played her first tournaments in 10k Tipton (Jan) and 10k Bournemouth (May); both times losing the first match. Her next tournament was 10k Mumbai where she served a lot bagels in qualifying before getting stopped by Isha Lakhani in 2nd round. Naomi also played 10k Pune I the week after and won her first title there getting revenge in the finals (beating Lakhani in straights)

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 4
ITF titles won in 2005: 1 (10k Pune)
2005 match record: 10/3
2005 wins over:
# 371 Rushmi Chakravarthi
# 494 Isha Lakhani
# 612 Sai-Jayalakshmy Jayaram
# 892 Ksenia Palkina
# 1213 Ragini Vimal

Where I see her in 2006:
if she plays on ITF circuit regularly (the amounts of tourns she is allowed to) she may get into Top600, but its hard to know yet. Her wins over Chakravarthi and Lakhani were quite impressive and she is just 16, so she can improve a lot in the future.

Angel Venus
Nov 12th, 2005, 10:48 AM
Evelyn Fauth perhaps :)

Lino_fan
Nov 12th, 2005, 10:55 AM
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Name: Eva Fernandez
Nationality: Figueres, Spain
Born: 5/05/1986
Current Ranking: 561
Year End Ranking: 736


This year Eva has finally won a title in Italy beating top-seeded Anna Floris, improving with this her best perfomance (Final in Lleida in 2002). After that, Eva hasn't done everything special, but this year she has improved a lot according to her results. She has reached semifinals in 4 torunaments, before winning her first ITF Title.

By the way, Eva Fernandez is a player who really deserves being part of professional tennis. She plays almost every week and she goes everywhere (Spain, Nigeria, Egypt, Rabat, Belgium...). Furthermore she is still young and has done a promising junior career. Everything is possible with Eva!!!

Number of tournaments played: 12
2005 Match Record: 24-18
2005 Wins over:

276 Anna Floris
431 Masa Zec-Peskiric
445 Romina Oprandi
475 Maria Penkova
480 Stefanie Haidner

Where I see her in 2006:
She can get into top 500 early next year, but I don't think she can get up to top 200. She can move into 300-400, and someday be situated into 200, but nothing more in my opinion.

rrfnpump
Nov 12th, 2005, 06:36 PM
http://www.fedcup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/playerprofile/FC_992_playerprofile.JPG

Name: Darija Jurak
Nationality: Croatia
Born: 05/04/1984
Year End Ranking 2004: 324
Current Ranking: 298
Career High: 188

Darija Jurak is around the ITf circuit for some time now, mostly playing 10k and 25k tournaments. This year she started struggeling a lot on 10k level hardly winning two matches in a row. It got a lot better in April when she won 25k Bari as an unseeded beating No1 seeded Vierin in the quarters. But after this win she again had back-to-back-to-back losses. Darija played the german summer circuit and won 10k Bad Salgau. Her last result was qualifying for 75k Barcelona and reaching the 2nd round.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 20
ITF titles won in 2005: 2 (25k Bari, 10k Bad Salgau)
2005 match record: 31/18
2005 wins over:
# 157 Nathalie Vierin
# 210 Zsofia Gubacsi
# 224 Ivana Abramovic
# 237 Olga Blahotova
# 243 Paula Garcia

Where I see her in 2006:
I saw Darija playing at 10k Horb this year and she definitely has got a game. She has flat groundstrokes and hits the ball very hard. She also often comes to the net and plays very aggressive. If she stays healthy and plays tournaments on a regular basis I can see her getting back into Top250, but not much further

carlasuarezfan
Nov 12th, 2005, 07:30 PM
Carla Suarez Navarro pleaseeeee!!!:):)

rrfnpump
Nov 12th, 2005, 07:46 PM
List of players (92)

Andlovic, Kristina SWE
Ani, Maret EST
Azarenka, Viktoria BLR
Balsamo, Elisa ITA
Barr, Cassandra AUS
Barrois Kristina GER
Baker, Leanne NZL
Borwell, Sarah GBR
Bratchikova, Nina RUS
Butkiewicz, Leslie BEL
Cavaday, Naomi GBR
Chakravarthi, Rushmi IND
Chen, Yi TPE
Cirstea, Sorana-Mihaela ROM
Corovic, Vanja SCG
Cortez, Joanna BRA
Cutrona, Tatiana BEL
de Beer, Surina RSA
de Groot, Talitha NED
de Gubernatis, Claire FRA
Delobelle, Servane FRA
Dillon, Rachael IRL
Erakovic, Marina NZL
Ewijek, Chayenne NED
Fauth, Evelyn AUT
Fernandez, Eva ESP
Feys, Debbrich BEL
Fondevila-Castro, Paula, ESP
Freeman-Young, Elizabeth USA
Gabba, Giulia ITA
Garbellotto, Natalia ARG
Gerlova, Iveta CZE
Gojnea, Madalina ROM
Goswami, Parul IND
Gussoni, Natalia ARG
Hradecka, Lucie CZE
Horikawa, Naoko JPN
Israilova, Ivanna UZB
Jacobsgaard, Karina DEN
Jolk, Sabrina GER
Jurak, Darija CRO
Kaasik, Anett EST
Kaufmann, Biffy USA
Kenoyer, Jodi USA
Keothavong, Anne GBR
Kim, Hye-Mi KOR
Klepac, Andreja SLO
Kondratieva, Maria RUS
Kudryavtseva, Alla RUS
Lee, Shona NZL
Mackenzie, Alice GBR
Maes, Caroline BEL
Martinez, Maria-Jose ESP
Martinovic, Sandra BIH
Masi-Tami, Sárah PAR
Michalkova, Michaela SVK
Mihalache, Magda ROM
Morita, Ayumi JPN
Mraz, Karla FRA
Nagy, Kyra HUN
Onishi, Kaori JAP
Ostertag, Tanja GER
Özgen, Pemra TUR
Palkina, Ksenia KGZ
Paterson, Karen GBR
Pavlova, Biliana BUL
Pera, Eva NED
Phadke, Sonal IND
Piedade, Frederica POR
Pinto, Vanessa GER
Remis, Nicole AUT
Schneider, Caroline GER
Seitenbecher, Nicole GER
Sekulovski, Beti AUS
Siegemund, Laura GER
Smolenakova, Linda SVK
Snyman, Michelle RSA
Stanciute, Lina LTU
South, Melanie GBR
Suurvarik, Lina EST
Tchalova, Elena RUS
Thijssen, Nicole NED
Timotic, Ana SCG
Tweedie-Yates, Story USA
Voracova, Renata CZE
Vranceanu, Diana GER
Vukov, Rita GER
Watson, Cindy AUS
Webley-Smith, Emily GBR
Wellauer, Vanessa SUI
Widmer, Gaelle SUI
Wozniak, Aleksandra CAN

CooCooCachoo
Nov 12th, 2005, 09:29 PM
Please rffnpump :hearts: do Beti Sekulovski ;)

rrfnpump
Nov 12th, 2005, 09:47 PM
http://img187.echo.cx/img187/2850/sekulovski8ib.th.jpg (http://img187.echo.cx/my.php?image=sekulovski8ib.jpg)

Name: Beti Sekulovski
Nationality: Australia
Born: 17/05/1983
Year End Ranking 2004: 685
Current Ranking: 367
Career High: 273

Beti Sekulovski, playing her first pro-event in 1997 losing to Jelena Dokic in the first round, is playing the tennis of her life in 2005. Not only did she win 2 10k tournaments and reached the finals at two 25k's, her ranking also jumped from 1138 in August to 367 in October! Beti had a good 2001 and 2002, but then entered a deep slump and hardly played any matches in 2004. Things also didnt look to good at the beginning of the year as she lost early in all tournaments she played, but things changed in September where she won back-to-back titles as a qualifier in Japan. She started playing the Australian Kia Tour and played very successful. However, Beti retired in her last match this week against doubles partner Cindy Watson. Hope nothing serious..

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 12
ITF titles won in 2005: 2 (10k's Saitama, Kyoto)
2005 match record: 31/10
2005 wins over:
# 161 Sunitha Rao
# 321 Lauren Breadmore
# 330 Daniella Dominikovic
# 350 Cindy Watson
# 492 Christina Horiatopoulus

Where I see her in 2006:
I think Beti can get back to where she was in 2002, maybe a bit further ranked around #260. We will see if she can continue her good playing in 2006!

CooCooCachoo
Nov 12th, 2005, 09:53 PM
:D Thank you ;)

rrfnpump
Nov 12th, 2005, 09:53 PM
there you go, hon :kiss: :p
I wanted to do Beti before but I didnt find a good picture, just the one above which I find is too large....

I hope this thread stays alive
its great :cool:
will post more if I have time and motivation to do

CCCP1
Nov 13th, 2005, 09:43 AM
Thanks rrfnpump

rrfnpump
Nov 13th, 2005, 05:00 PM
http://www.infosport.lt/imgs/40/stanciute_lina.jpg

Name: Lina Stanciute
Nationality: Lithuania
Born: 07/02/1986
Year End Ranking 2004: 277
Current Ranking: 236
Career High: 204

Lina Stanciute started playing on ITF tournaments in 2002 as a 16 year old and is Lithuania's only top player at the moment. In her very first tournament (10k Kaunas) she reached the semis losing to Irina Kotkina of Russia. In 2003 she won her first title at 25k Martina Franca as a qualifier; her ranking jumped from 510 to 310 with that win. In 2004 she played a 18-16 tie-break against Rita Kuti Kis which she lost. Her second title came at 25k Lafayette last year fighting her way through 4 tough three-setters to win the tournament. Lina played solid throughout 2005 which allowed her to enter USO qualifying this year (her first Grand Slam ever; lost to Angelika Bachmann) and she achieved her career-high of #204 in October.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 24
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 36/26
2005 wins over:
# 145 Elise Tamaela
# 162 Nathalie Vierin
# 180 Edina Gallovits
# 183 Maureen Drake
# 202 Suchanan Viratprasert

Where I see her in 2006:
Lina has had some good wins this year including a win over Ashley Harkleroad. She has not won a tournament this year, but had solid results and two quarterfinal appearances at 75k's as a qualifer. She will probably ranked between 200 and 300 the whole year; I dont see her cracking the Top200 yet

rada
Nov 14th, 2005, 12:39 AM
any serbian players?

Mana
Nov 14th, 2005, 09:19 AM
OMG...this thread rocks!!! Can someone do Marina Erakovic please...

CooCooCachoo
Nov 14th, 2005, 10:22 AM
there you go, hon :kiss: :p
I wanted to do Beti before but I didnt find a good picture, just the one above which I find is too large....

I hope this thread stays alive
its great :cool:
will post more if I have time and motivation to do

http://img187.echo.cx/img187/2850/sekulovski8ib.th.jpg (http://img187.echo.cx/my.php?image=sekulovski8ib.jpg)

:D I took that picture in Rosmalen ;)

rrfnpump
Nov 14th, 2005, 10:27 AM
http://img187.echo.cx/img187/2850/sekulovski8ib.th.jpg (http://img187.echo.cx/my.php?image=sekulovski8ib.jpg)

:D I took that picture in Rosmalen ;)

nice pic :D
I use it know for the profile

CooCooCachoo
Nov 14th, 2005, 10:33 AM
nice pic :D
I use it know for the profile

:D :banana:

CooCooCachoo
Nov 14th, 2005, 10:38 AM
Can you also do Cindy Watson? :)

rrfnpump
Nov 14th, 2005, 10:43 AM
http://xtramsn.co.nz/homepage2/imageLargeView/0,,4065812,00.jpeg

Name: Marina Erakovic
Nationality: New Zealand
Born: 06/03/1988
Year End Ranking 2004: unr
Current Ranking: 213
Career High: 205

New Zealand's hope Marina Erakovic played her first ITF tournament at the beginning of 2004 already reaching the semis (loosing to Lauren Breadmore). She also played Tier IV Auckland having recieved a WC. After getting back to the juniors tour Marina started playing a full-time season on the ITF tour in 2005. She reached back-to-back-to-back finals at three Australian 10k's winning two titles. She reached four semifinals at higher Tiers later and was able tom play US Open qualifying where she reached the third round beating Maret Ani and Elena Vesnina in straight sets. Marina's improved from being unranked at the beginning of the year to a career-high of #205 in September. What I find remarkable is that Marina has an impressive tie-break record : she played 10 TBs ond only lost one of them.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 15
ITF titles won in 2005: 2 (10k's Warrnambool, Yarrawonga)
2005 match record: 48/14
2005 wins over:
# 124 Maret Ani
# 166 Elena Vesnina
# 209 Shiho Hisamitsu
# 231 Sophie Ferguson
# 242 Suchanan Viratprasert

Where I see her in 2006:
Marina will reach Top200 easily in 2006, maybe she will be ranked inside 150. She has lots of talent and if she plays higher ITF tournaments next year I can see her collecting some titles

rrfnpump
Nov 14th, 2005, 10:47 AM
Marina and I share the same date of birth :D
I am 2 years older though

I will do Cindy later
must continue working now :o :p

CooCooCachoo
Nov 14th, 2005, 11:27 AM
Marina and I share the same date of birth :D
I am 2 years older though

I will do Cindy later
must continue working now :o :p

What work? :p

416_Man
Nov 14th, 2005, 11:36 AM
If you have time, it would be cool if you could do Aleks Wozniak :)

rrfnpump
Nov 14th, 2005, 01:12 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/01/17/ten5_gallery__550x392.jpg

Name: Cindy Watson
Nationality: Australia
Born: 24/03/1978
Year End Ranking 2004: 287
Current Ranking: 371
Career High: 131

Cindy Watson's pro career started in 1993 and she needed 7 attempts to finally win a match. She had to wait a long time, but in 1997 she won her first ever singles title at 10k So Port. Her best year by far was 2002 when she reached the 3rd round at the Australian Open and when she reached a career high of 131. This year started also very successfully for Cindy, but not in singles; partnering Beti Sekulovski she had some good results in Australia. Singles this year was not very solid until last weeks when she had some good results at the Australian KIA tour reaching the final at Port Pirie for example

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 16
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 18/17
2005 wins over:
# 146 Olha Lazarchuk
# 191 Sunitha Rao
# 220 Angelika Roesch
# 265 Sophie Ferguson
# 364 Beti Sekulovski

Where I see her in 2006:
Her last tournament proved that Cindy can play good tennis. However, if she keeps playing mostly in Australia I dont see much improvement next year. I think she will be ranked between 320 and 380 most of the time

rrfnpump
Nov 14th, 2005, 01:27 PM
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Tennis/AustralianOpen/2005/01/20/k012008A.jpg

Name: Aleksandra Wozniak
Nationality: Canada
Born: 07/09/1987
Year End Ranking 2004: 491
Current Ranking: 190
Career High: 189

Aleks Wozniak is definitely one of the best players on 25k level this year reaching 5 finals and winning 3 of them. She started the year qualifying for Tier III Bogota in February. However, in her three other attempts at WTA tournaments she lost in the first round. Things were differently at ITF tournaments where she won at least two matches in every tournament she entered. Her first title came in 2002 at 10k Lachine; she hardly played tournaments in 2003 and 2004 when she focused on the junior circuit. 2005 is her break-through year cracking the Top200 and being able to play her first Grand Slam tournament next year

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 14
ITF titles won in 2005: 3 (25k's Hamilton, Victoria, Toronto)
2005 match record: 46/13
2005 wins over:
# 105 Michaela Pastikova
# 109 Martina Müller
# 121 Lindsay Lee-Waters
# 196 Olga Blahotova
# 201 Maria Jose Argeri

Where I see her in 2006:
Top150 easily. I would be surprised if Aleks can reach the Top100 in 2006, because I think it might be too early, but anything can happen with those talented youngsters

tobi
Nov 14th, 2005, 01:43 PM
Guys you all rocks :worship: :D

Wonderful thread ;)

..ikke..
Nov 14th, 2005, 02:32 PM
Super thread!! :D
Can anyone do Chayenne Ewijk, please??

Pszczelny
Nov 14th, 2005, 03:17 PM
Super thread!! :D
Can anyone do Chayenne Ewijk, please??

it's random, everyone must wait :p

rrfnpump
Nov 14th, 2005, 03:18 PM
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Name: Evelyn Fauth
Nationality: Austria
Born: 27/11/1976
Year End Ranking 2004: 372
Current Ranking: 301
Career High: 127

1991 was the start of Evelyn's pro career. Her first title came five years later in 1996 when she won 10k Istanbul. She won a 25k in 1999 where she defeated Kim Clijsters 26 75 76(0) in the semis. She also defeated Nadia Petrova in that year. Evelyn reached a career high of 127 in 2002, but came never close to it again in the following years. She has had mixed, but overall disappointing results in 2003 and 2004 and 2005 was also not satisfying for her. Her biggest success was reaching the quarters at 75k Midland at the very beginning of the year. Evelyn retired this year.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 18
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 20/20
2005 wins over:
# 138 Varvara Lepchenko
# 169 Sunitha Rao
# 214 Virginie Pichet
# 224 Jane O'Donoughue
# 249 Tiffany Dabek

Where I see her in 2006:
Evelyn has retired in July this year. Good luck to her in 2006

pancake
Nov 14th, 2005, 03:21 PM
Could someone do Ayumi Morita,please?;)

Xian
Nov 14th, 2005, 07:02 PM
http://vnexpress.net/Vietnam/The-thao/Tennis/2004/04/3B9D1A6B/%5Cst.jpg

Name: Naoko Horikawa
Nationality: Japan
Born: 05/02/1980
Year End Ranking 2004: 860
Current Ranking: 919
Career High: 652

Naoko, playing since 1998, is more or less, only a step higher than many bagel girls. In fact she is not able to win more than 2 or 3 matches a year. This year there were 4 matches where she was the winner. She wasnt that bad in previous years, with wins over Viratprasert, Tongsalee, Kobak or Liza Pereira. Since the middle of 2004 she is struggling. Began 2005 on Hawaii, Waikoloa 50000$ Challenger, with a win by retirement 46 64 10 vs Laura Ritchey Thomas. Won 2 matches at Bendigo 50000$ in the qualies over "so so" players Benad and Bai. Two matches with a 06 16 and 06 06 followed vs Tezuka and Tedjakusuma. Last match won was in May at Nagano Challenger

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 11
2005 match record: 4-11
2005 wins over:
# 698 Laura Ritchey Thomas
# 1213 Sarah Benad
# 1268 Naoko Eto

Where I see her in 2006:
hard to believe she has ever cracked the top 700. It seems she is not able to win a match over a higher ranked player. Therefore ranking will be about 1000 and only because she will beat some local players in a Vietnamese or Philippini tournament

rrfnpump
Nov 14th, 2005, 07:06 PM
http://www.gifu-tennis.jp/kangaroo/photo/0503/05MORITA_Ayumi.JPG

Name: Ayumi Morita
Nationality: Japan
Born: 11/03/1990
Year End Ranking 2004: unr
Current Ranking: 314
Career High: 313

Ayumi Morita is another young and promising player who had an enormos rise in the rankings this year. In 2004 she gave her ITF debut at 25k Sutama, but lost in the first round. In May 2005 she fought her way to the final of 50k Fukuoka beating No1 seeded Aiko Nakamura on her way. She recently reached the semis of Makinohara losing to Alisa Kleybanova in three sets. Ayumi won all three tie-breaks she played this season, one very important third set tie-break against Jane O'Donoughe (QF Fukuoka).

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 9
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 14/8
2005 wins over:
# 101 Aiko Nakamura
# 186 Shiho Hisamitsu
# 222 Jane O'Donoughue
# 235 Chin-wei Chan
# 246 Sophie Ferguson

Where I see her in 2006:
Ayumi will be ranked inside Top300 early this year. If she can make it further it depends on how many tournaments she will play in 2006. She has the potential to make it into Top250 at the end of the year if she improves the way many are expecting her to do.

Xian
Nov 14th, 2005, 07:14 PM
http://www.tenisklub.pl/zarz/gal/39_gerolva%20z%20pilka.jpg


Name: Iveta Gerlova
Nationality: Czech Republic
Born: 14/06/1984 in Jihlava
Year End Ranking 2004: 614
Current Ranking: 620
Career High: 447

Giving her debut in 2001 on the ITF tour, Iveta had soon her best results. Already in 2002 she reached two ITF finals, two SF and 3 QF on the 10000$ level. Form went down in 2003 , got better in 2004 with two SF and started very good in 2005. She won her first ITF tournament in Ramat Hasharon, Israel, where she often plays (maybe she is jewish?). Reached the 2nd round at the 25000$ of Raanana and another SF at 10000$ Stare Splavy. After June her form wasnt that great anymore, never won more than 1 match at a tournament

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 9
2005 match record: 13-8
2005 wins over:
# 568 Martina Pavelec
# 606 Sandra Volk
# 640 Anna Font-Estrada
# 648 Irina Buryachok
# 800 Antonia-Xenia Tout

Where I see her in 2006:
The fact that she usually cant defeat a much higher ranked player, let me come to the conclusion, that she wont enter the top 500 anymore. Ranking will be about 630

WIMBY
Nov 14th, 2005, 07:21 PM
http://www.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/5F4EA724-2765-4CBB-A010-66310EF8AA79/26299/MelanieSouth_286x172.jpg

Name: Melanie South
Nationality: England
Born: 03/05/1986
Year End Ranking 2004: 453
Current Ranking: 447
Career High: 416

Melanie South started playing on the ITF tour in 2001 playing some tournaments in Great Britan. Her break-through year has been 2004 when she won her first 10k title at Mumbai and cracked the Top500 since then. Mel is always dangerous at the 10k tournaments held in Great Britan, but she has yet to become dangerous on higher level. Her ranking has hardly improved since last year and I am really surprised that she only won one title this year. I expected her to do a lot better! Mel lost three third-set tie-breakers this year - one by 6-8.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 17
ITF titles won in 2005: 1 (10k Bath)
2005 match record: 34/16
2005 wins over:
# 252 Anne Keothavong
# 291 Cindy Watson
# 319 Florence Haring
# 369 Lauren Breadmore
# 428 Rebecca Llewellyn

Where I see her in 2006:
Melanie has potential thats for sure, but if she keep on playing almost only in Great Britan I cant see her improving next year ranking-wise. She might win some 10k's, but I think she can do better!

Thanks for the this update of Melanie. Since being injured she has done well to get back to tournaments and then winning Bath 2 v Anne this year. She is now in Australia and has today qualified into the Main Draw of a $25,000 tournament.
Melanie qualified into 2 Main Draws whilst in Australia and should end the year on a career high ranking. :)

rrfnpump
Nov 14th, 2005, 07:22 PM
http://tinypic.com/fo2jjq.jpg
in the very middle

Name: Chayenne Ewijk
Nationality: Netherlands
Born: 17/08/1988
Year End Ranking 2004: unr
Current Ranking: 726
Career High: 720

Chayenne started her career at the age of 16 in 2003. She struggeled hard to get her first ranking points, because she didnt qualify in the events she played at the beginning of her career. She won some matches in qualifying for 10k tournaments, but one doesnt get ranking points for that. Finally, in November of 2004 she got her first ranking points qualifying for Mallorca 4 and reaching the quarters. Since that things went better for Chayenne. In 2005 she qualified in back-to-back tournaments and reached her first ever finals at Porto Santo. She lost to Magali to Lattre in the finals as well as in the following tournament (both times 57 16). Her most recent achievement was a semi-final appearance at 10k Mallorca last week.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 10
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 23/10
2005 wins over:
# 477 Bahia Mouthassine
# 490 Gianna Doz
# 501 Sandra Martinovic
# 595 Karina Jacobsgaard
# 721 Linda Smolenakova

Where I see her in 2006:
As her results improved a lot lately I can see her getting her rankings up in 2006, maybe to about #550. I dont see her getting further yet

Xian
Nov 14th, 2005, 07:28 PM
http://www.yaleherald.com/archive/xxxi/2001.04.13/sports/p30200151biffy.jpg

Name: Biffy "Elizabeth" Kaufman
Nationality: USA
Born: 15/03/1981 in La Jolla, California
Year End Ranking 2004: 840
Current Ranking: 683
Career High: 679

Despite studying in Yale, Biffy travells all over the world- witout much success. Playing pro since 2003, she hasnt had much to celebrate so far. But 2005 was her best for sure. Started in Waikoloa (26 26 vs Luzhanska in quali round 2), Went to Portugal then to play Montechoro and Portimao, without qualifying again. Reached the 2nd round of Melilla, Spain, with a win ofer Corominas-Plaja before losing 26 06 to Sheng-Nan Sun. Back to Mexico played Toluca, Morelia, Poza Rica, Coatzacoalcos, Tampico, Obregon, Mazatlan, Leon and Monterrey. Noetable win over Tanja Ostertag at Mazatlan. Got a WC for the San Diego WTA event but got double bageld by Marissa Irvin in the qualies. Biggest success at Japan in September with two QF at Saitama and Hiroshima.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 24
2005 match record: 15-24
2005 wins over:
# 638 Laura Ritchey-Thomas
# 714 Andrea Koch
# 720 Tanja Ostertag
# 773 Mari Inoue
# 800 Kanae Hisami
# 933 Lorena Villalobos

Where I see her in 2006:
Biffy cant even win a set vs players inside the top 500. Ranking will decrease to 800

rrfnpump
Nov 14th, 2005, 07:39 PM
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Name: Maria Kondratieva
Nationality: Russia
Born: 17/02/1982
Year End Ranking 2004: 238
Current Ranking: 275
Career High: 218

Maria Kondratieva started her career in 1998 and what I find quite remarkable that she never lost in a first round till March 2001. 2001 was also the year of her first title winning 10k Le Touquet. Masha has won 4 ITF Circuit singles titles, all of them 10k's. She reached the finals of 25k's 4 times, but failed to win one of them. 2004 was her most successful year, reaching two finals as a qualifer and reaching her career high ranking. 2005 was not a good year for Masha until October when she reached finals of 50k Troy, her biggest success so far in her career. She also played her first Grand Slam tournament at the Us Open.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 18
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 23/19
2005 wins over:
# 185 Mathilde Johansson
# 215 Rita Kuti Kis
# 223 Aniko Kapros
# 248 Lenka Tvaroskova
# 270 Cory Ann Avants

Where I see her in 2006:
If she continues playing as inconsistant as she did this year, she probably wont improve much next year. However, as she has not many points to defend at the beginning of neyt year, she could lift her ranking a bit if she has some lucky draws

Xian
Nov 14th, 2005, 07:53 PM
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Name: Alla Kudryavtseva
Nationality: Russia
Born: 03/11/1987
Year End Ranking 2004: 695
Current Ranking: 217
Career High: 217

Alla is the next young russian girl to watch. Playing on the ITF tour since 2003 she steadily improved. Started at Buchen, out of the quali to reach the SF (67 67 to Jugic-Salkic). An other QF at Rogaska Slatina (36 63 36 to Hradecka) and a 2nd round in St-Petersburg (25000$) followed (67 46 to Makarova). In Cavtat and Warsaw she surprisingly lost to Darina Sedenkova and Nika Ozegovic. Reached the QF at Saint Gaudens (50000$) out of the qualies and defeated Clarisa Fernandez and Hana Sromova there. Tried to qualify in Marseille too but lost to Laurene Fayol.
At 25000$ Felixstowe Challenger on grass, she reached the Final before lost 57 16 to Jarmila Gajdosova. She qualified to the WTA tournament in Stockholm with wins over Bachmann, Kapros and Kandarr but easily lost to Severine Beltrame. Alla got better and better and finally won her first ITF tournament in Balashika, Russia in September with a 26 75 64 over Vasilisa Bardina in the final. Recently she reached the final of 50000$ of Busan (63 16 26 vs So-Jung Kim) and a QF at 50000$ of Batumi (lost to Oksana Lyubtsova)

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 15
2005 match record: 42-14
2005 wins over:
# 151 Hana Sromova
# 191 Clarisa Fernandez
# 192 Seiko Okamoto
# 201 Petra Cetkovska
# 210 Angelika Bachmann
# 223 Aniko Kapros
# 254 Dessislava Topalova
# 256 Katarina Kachlikova
# 300 Nadejda Ostrovskaya
# 308 Jin-Hee Kim
# 310 Sarah Borwell
# 324 Lauren Breadmore

Where I see her in 2006:
She showed that she can compete with girls ranked about 150. But there are many girls around who are as good as Alla for sure. Top 100 not before 2007. She wont have to defend many points next year and will play more WTA events. Ranking will be about 160

rrfnpump
Nov 14th, 2005, 08:11 PM
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Name: Nina Bratchikova
Nationality: Russia
Born: 28/06/1985
Year End Ranking 2004: 229
Current Ranking: 259
Career High: 210

Being around on the ITF tour since 2000, Nina won her first title at 10k Tel Aviv in 2003 beating Shahar Peer in the finals. She won her 2nd title two tournaments later at Melila beating No1 and No2 seede on route to the title. She qualified for 25k Taranto in 2004 and reached the finals (lost in straight sets to Martina Müller). The first months of 2005 were quite awful for her winning just 2 of 7 matches played. Things started to get a bit better then, but she still was very inconsistant. She had a very good tournament at 75k Jounieh where she reached the semis. Nina has quite a bad tie-break record : 14/23.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 26
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 24/26
2005 wins over:
# 105 Hana Sromova
# 207 Stanislava Hrozenska
# 225 Stephanie Gehrlein
# 253 Meng Yuan
# 256 Seda Noorlander

Where I see her in 2006:
she will probably be ranked between 230 and 280 the whole year. If she starts slumping or if she suddenly improves you never know and so I think she wont make a further improvement

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 14th, 2005, 09:31 PM
Nina is a total :o
she can lose (or tank) to anyone :mad: but when she puts her mind to it on one of her better days, she can play really good.

Alla's got a great serve and a big FH, she' gonna be climbing pretty much again, hope well inside 150 by RG.

Xian
Nov 14th, 2005, 10:50 PM
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Name: Sabrina Jolk
Nationality: Germany
Born: 17/06/1982 in Arnsberg
Year End Ranking 2004: 361
Current Ranking: 470
Career High: 314

On tour since 1999, Sabrina´s year was just awful. Failed to qualify at Ortisei, Redbridge and Bromma at the beginning of the year. 2nd round at Buchen with a win over Sandra Martinovic, 1st round out at Tiro a Volo and didnt qualify at Roma-Europa. Next best result at Valencia-Rocafort in April, where she finally managed to qualify and even reached the 2nd round with a win over Frederica Piedade. Nearly got double bageld by Carla Suarez the week after in Torrent when she retired at 16 04. After reaching the 2nd round at Felixstowe she lost five times in a row and wasnt able to win a single main draw match since then

Numbers of tournaments played in 2005: 21
2005 match record: 13-21
2005 wins over:
# 197 Frederica Piedade
# 408 Elisa Balsamo
# 410 Stefanie Haidner
# 454 Sandra Martinovic
# 530 Celine Cattaneo
# 536 Caroline Maes

Where I see her in 2006:
If she is motivated at continues to play in 2006, she will only play some tournaments in Europe and wont travel far anymore. I see her retiring by the end of 2006. Ranking will be about 700

Xian
Nov 14th, 2005, 11:03 PM
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Name: Nicole Remis
Nationality: Austria
Born: 28/01/1980 in Stockerau
Year End Ranking 2004: 360
Current Ranking: 797
Career High: 283

After playing on the pro tour more than 9 years Nicole decided to quit tennis this year. She had several wins over much higher ranked girls in her career but never had a really big result. She was ranked inside the top 400 over years. Started this year at Belfort, where she beat Nadehda Ostrovskaya. She didnt manage to qualify at Ortisei. Got into maindraw at Capriolo but lost 57 26 to Mariya Koryttseva in the first round. She stopped playing pro tennis, played severa national tournaments in Austria (which she all won). As the national austrian Champion she got the WC for the quali for the WTA event in Linz, where she surprisingly easily beat Michaela Pastikova and Barbara Schwartz before losing to Barbora Strycova

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 4
2005 match record: 4-4
2005 wins over:
# 136 Michaela Pastikova
# 290 Nadejda Ostrovskaya
unr Barbara Schwartz

Where I see her in 2006:
Nicole has officially retired but who knows after her latest "run" at Linz. But Im pretty sure we wont see her playing pro again also because there are no ITF events in Austria anymore

Xian
Nov 14th, 2005, 11:20 PM
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Name: Caroline Schneider
Nationality: Germany
Born: 01/06/1973
Year End Ranking: 859
Current Ranking: 788
Career High: 289


"Oldie" Caroline reached her career high in 1994 when she also was #68 of the doubles ranking. She started playing on the tour in 1988 and played vs players like Catarina Lindqvist, Mercedes Paz, Eva Sviglerova, Manon Bollegraf, Petra Langrova, Annie Miller, Debbie Graham, Anna Kournikova and Nicole Arendt.
Caroline often got into WTA qualies event cause of her better doubles rank she was an Alternate many times.
But she also played many 10000$ tournaments the past years. Started at Oberhaching (2nd quali round). Got into quali at Paris-Indoors, where she lost 36 06 to Claudine Schaul. Qualified for main draw at Rogaska Slatina, where she defeated young russian Ekatarina Kosminskaya before losing but winning a set vs Tereza Veverkova. In St.etersburg she got double bageld by Ekatarina Makarova. Had a nice fight vs Lenka Tvaroskova at Bari. At two more nice wins at Fontanafredda (Corbalan) and Fano (Waernes-Garcia). At Cuneo quali she reached the 3rd quali round. Got into Filderstadt quali as an Alternate but lost 26 06 to Anne Kremer

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 17
2005 match record: 7-17
2005 wins over:
# 364 Elisa Villa
# 491 Astrid Waernes-Garcia
# 550 Belen Corbalan
# 572 Ekatarina Kosminskaya


Where I see her in 2006:
Also Caroline´s doubles ranking isnt that good anymore. I see her retiring soon. But 16 years on the tour a more than many girls survived. She cant compete with the younger girls anymore. Will be unranked

Xian
Nov 14th, 2005, 11:32 PM
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Name: Anett Kaasik
Nationality: Estonia
Born: 05/06/1986
Year End Ranking 2004: 968
Current Ranking: 765
Career High: 667

Anett joined the tour in 2002 and began great this year. Qualified for Buchen main draw before lost to unbeatable Kristina Barrois. Out of the quali reached the final of 10000$ Sunderland beating players like Verardi or Chvojkova before losing 67 36 again to a certain Kristina Barrois. Played Fed Cup for Estonia but lost 26 46 to Maria Penkova (BUL). SF at the 10000$ Rabat event followed. Played the WTA event in Rabat then and defeated Mireille Dittmann. After that she had terrible results and hasnt played since July

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 9
2005 match record: 13-9
2005 wins over:
# 384 Mireille Dittmann
# 554 Linda Smolenakova
# 555 Nicole Clerico
# 579 Veronika Chvojkova
# 643 Verdiana Verardi

Where I see her in 2006:
Dont know why she hasnt played since July but she can definitely crack the top 500 if she stays healthy. See her ranked 530

tucker1989
Nov 15th, 2005, 12:07 AM
Awesome thread, could you please do a few more American players?

rrfnpump
Nov 15th, 2005, 05:06 PM
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Name: Kyra Nagy
Nationality: Hungary
Born: 29/12/1977
Year End Ranking 2004: 194
Current Ranking: 161
Career High: 144

Kyra can definitely be seen as one of the most unluckiest players this year; she lost all 6 finals she reached this year - all at 25k's. Kyra turned pro in 1994 and she won the very first tournament she entered. In her three first ITF tournaments she reached the finals every time. In her 11 year lasting career she won 12 ITF tournaments, her most recent one in 2003 at 10k Mexico City. 2004 was not a good her fopr Kyra, but 2005 was a lot better. She was very consistant and has a good win/loss record of 42/24.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 24
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 42/24
2005 wins over:
# 133 Lourdes Dominguez-Lino
# 147 Vilmarie Castellvi
# 172 Vanessa Henke
# 181 Martina Müller
# 182 Elise Tamaela

Where I see her in 2006:
I saw Kyra playing in the last years as she played for a club in my state in Germany and she has solid groundstrokes. However, they are nothing special; they are lacking major speed and depth. I dont see Kyra getting near Top100 next year.

rrfnpump
Nov 15th, 2005, 05:21 PM
Name: Vanja Corovic
Nationality: Serbia and Montenegro
Born: 10/06/1986
Year End Ranking 2004: 828
Current Ranking: 582
Career High: 539

2005 was the first year Vanja Corovic played a full-time ITF schedule after she played some tournaments in 2003 and 2004 with not much success. In May this year it paid off when Vanja won back-to-back titles at 10k's Dubrovnik and Mostar. She also played another final later the year at Bad Salgau where she lost to Darija Jurak in straight sets in the finals. Since that devastating loss things didnt look to good for her. Of 7 matches played she just won two and suffered back-to-back losses to lower ranked qualifiers.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 15
ITF titles won in 2005: 2 (10k's Dubrovnik, Mostar)
2005 match record: 24/13
2005 wins over:
# 529 Kristina Andlovic
# 600 Sandra Volk
# 659 Karoline Borgeson
# 676 Nicole Seitenbecher
# 717 Tamira Bunic

Where I see her in 2006:
I read a match report of her match vs Darija Jurak in Bad Salgau and it seemed like she has talent and great drop-shots; she simply was too tired after her marathon semis so that she lost 16 06. If she can end her negative streak in 2006 she can make it into Top500, otherwise she will drop to 600.

Ellery
Nov 15th, 2005, 05:29 PM
Awesome thread, could you do Meng Yuan? ;)

Blackbeat
Nov 15th, 2005, 05:31 PM
any polish girls??? :)

Xian
Nov 15th, 2005, 05:32 PM
hi rrfnpump, please stop taking photos from http://photo910.tripod.com


its not allowed and as you see, they take them off after some hours :wavey:

rrfnpump
Nov 15th, 2005, 05:35 PM
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Name: Natalia Garbellotto
Nationality: Argentinia
Born: 01/02/1984
Year End Ranking 2004: 320
Current Ranking: 557
Career High: 303

Natalia Garbellotto from Argentinia is a typical example for a player that almost exclusively played the 10k-South-American tour this year (with a trip to Mexico). In 2004 she traveled to Europe and played many tournaments very successfully - that was the reason she reached a career high of 303. Natalia won 7 ITF tournaments (all 10k's) in her 7 year lasting career, three of them coming this years back-to-back-to-back. She built up a 18-matches winning streak and dominated the tournaments she played. However, as she only played 10k's this year and as she was injured quite a long time her ranking dropped dramatically to 550.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 8
ITF titles won in 2005: 3 (10k's Santa Cruz, Santiago, Buenos Aires)
2005 match record: 20/5
2005 wins over:
# 337 Jenifer Widjaja
# 384 Jorgelina Cravero (twice)
# 479 Veronica Spiegel
# 600 Estefania Craciun (twice)
# 605 Nicole Clerico

Where I see her in 2006:
Natalia proved in 2004 that she is too good for the 10k's in South America playing a successfully european tour. If she stays in South America next year playing the 10k's there she will win some titles, but her ranking wont improve much. If she travels to bigger tournaments she can back to where she was 2004

rrfnpump
Nov 15th, 2005, 05:40 PM
hi rrfnpump, please stop taking photos from http://photo910.tripod.com


its not allowed and as you see, they take them off after some hours :wavey:

I noticed that too, but I havent found any other picture of Corovic
I know the webmaster of this side and I provided him some pics of mine, so I think he would allow me to use the pics, but you are right about the problem

tobi
Nov 15th, 2005, 10:14 PM
Name: Vanja Corovic
Nationality: Serbia and Montenegro
Born: 10/06/1986
Year End Ranking 2004: 828
Current Ranking: 582
Career High: 539

2005 was the first year Vanja Corovic played a full-time ITF schedule after she played some tournaments in 2003 and 2004 with not much success. In May this year it paid off when Vanja won back-to-back titles at 10k's Dubrovnik and Mostar. She also played another final later the year at Bad Salgau where she lost to Darija Jurak in straight sets in the finals. Since that devastating loss things didnt look to good for her. Of 7 matches played she just won two and suffered back-to-back losses to lower ranked qualifiers.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 15
ITF titles won in 2005: 2 (10k's Dubrovnik, Mostar)
2005 match record: 24/13
2005 wins over:
# 529 Kristina Andlovic
# 600 Sandra Volk
# 659 Karoline Borgeson
# 676 Nicole Seitenbecher
# 717 Tamira Bunic

Where I see her in 2006:
I read a match report of her match vs Darija Jurak in Bad Salgau and it seemed like she has talent and great drop-shots; she simply was too tired after her marathon semis so that she lost 16 06. If she can end her negative streak in 2006 she can make it into Top500, otherwise she will drop to 600.

I saw her two matches,and there is my thoughts about her ;

She is a great player overall,has an ok serve,some big forehands and some big misses too,her movement was looked bit rusty,like Linetskaya,she is moving ok but looking like never comefortable at that point,but her on court temper was :help: :o

She won a match against Hoch but Eva-Maria Hoch was injured clearly and retired at 60 31 or something like that,other match she played top 200 girl Eva Hrdinova,she lost 63 64,showed some good potential and had break up at both sets but at around 31 in the second after an overall and some bad calls she totally gone and missed shot after shot and threw her racquet 10000 times and argued with umpire everytime even after the match like 20 minutes :o

You can argue but you cant let it to effect your game :o

But If she can keep mind well,she can rank bit higher.

Top 150???

With what I saw at two match It was unlikely,top 250??? If she can keep her mind.

Mana
Nov 17th, 2005, 12:18 AM
Can some one please do Tracey O'Connor or Shona Lee or Sacha Jones?
Thankyou.

carlasuarezfan
Nov 17th, 2005, 10:07 AM
Carla Suarez :(:(

Tripp
Nov 17th, 2005, 09:20 PM
Name: Natalia Garbellotto
Nationality: Argentinia
Born: 01/02/1984
Year End Ranking 2004: 320
Current Ranking: 557
Career High: 303

Natalia Garbellotto from Argentinia is a typical example for a player that almost exclusively played the 10k-South-American tour this year (with a trip to Mexico). In 2004 she traveled to Europe and played many tournaments very successfully - that was the reason she reached a career high of 303. Natalia won 7 ITF tournaments (all 10k's) in her 7 year lasting career, three of them coming this years back-to-back-to-back. She built up a 18-matches winning streak and dominated the tournaments she played. However, as she only played 10k's this year and as she was injured quite a long time her ranking dropped dramatically to 550.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 8
ITF titles won in 2005: 3 (10k's Santa Cruz, Santiago, Buenos Aires)
2005 match record: 20/5
2005 wins over:
# 337 Jenifer Widjaja
# 384 Jorgelina Cravero (twice)
# 479 Veronica Spiegel
# 600 Estefania Craciun (twice)
# 605 Nicole Clerico

Where I see her in 2006:
Natalia proved in 2004 that she is too good for the 10k's in South America playing a successfully european tour. If she stays in South America next year playing the 10k's there she will win some titles, but her ranking wont improve much. If she travels to bigger tournaments she can back to where she was 2004

Naty has big, heavy groundstrokes, and definitely has top 200 potential. Unfortunately her career has been plagued by injuries and she's never really reached the ranking she deserves. Hopefully she'll start playing bigger tournaments in 2005 :)

rrfnpump
Nov 20th, 2005, 03:26 PM
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Name: Story Tweedie-Yates
Nationality: United States
Born: 02/05/1983
Year End Ranking 2004: 730
Current Ranking: 517
Career High: 517

Story Tweedie-Yates is a typical example for an american college player; she plays for Stanford University quite successfully. Her first steps at the ITF circuit were in 2001 when she got a wildcard for 50k Minneapolis. In the years 2001, 2002 and 2003 she only played 3 international tournament, so she never got a ranking until 2004. In this year Story won her first title at 10k Matamoros defaeting homegirl Melissa Torres in the finals. Her first apperance on the WTA Tour rankings was on September 19th (922) and she pushed her ranking to 730 with her first title. 2005 was Story's first full-time season and she reached two finals, but has yet to win a tournament. She recently reached her career high of # 517

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 14
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 28/14
2005 wins over:
# 322 Anna Bastrikova
# 329 Kirsten Schlukebir
# 367 Natalia Dziamidzenka
# 409 Ansley Cargill
# 449 Lauren Barnikow

Where I see her in 2006:
Story will be in the Top500 next year. If she gets some good draws she might win some tournaments also

rrfnpump
Nov 20th, 2005, 03:42 PM
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Name: Liina Suurvarik
Nationality: Estonia
Born: 16/10/1980
Year End Ranking 2004: unr
Current Ranking: 897
Career High: 576

Estonia's Liina Suurvarik is also a very successful college player playing for Illinois State university. She won more than 100 singles matches in her career as a college player and also was Estonian doubles and mixed doubles champion. However, things never went so well for her at the ITF circuit having a negative win/loss ratio in her career (25/35). She already began playing international tournaments in 1997 winning her first match 06 76(6) 75. She hardly ever won two matches in a row and her biggest successes were semifinal appearances at 10k Tallinn (2000) and 10k El Paso (2005). This year Liina played some more tournaments than in her previous years, but without major success also.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 11
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 14/11
2005 wins over:
# 354 Tereza Ververkova
# 728 Tiya Rolle
# 966 Jie Zeng
# 920 Julianna Gates
# 979 Laura Fakhoury

Where I see her in 2006:
I think she has some talent as she plays very successfully for her university having some decent wins, but somehow she has no luck on the ITF circuit. She will probably not improve her ranking much; maybe she doesnt even play in 2006.

rrfnpump
Nov 20th, 2005, 03:53 PM
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Name: Shona Lee
Nationality: New Zealand
Born: 19/08/1988
Year End Ranking 2004: unr
Current Ranking: 746
Career High: 737

Shona Lee of New Zealand started her pro-career at 10k Wellington in 2004 losing in the first round to Lisa D'Amelio. She played two other tournaments in 2004 and qualified for 25k Canberra reaching the 2nd round there. In 2005 Shona needed five tournaments to finally win her first match. She played some tournaments in Asia with less success, but she was able to play a Top300 player at 25k Phuket (losing to then ranked #286 Akgul Amanmuradova 16 57). Things started to get a bit better for her when the Australian KIA tour began; she qualified back-to-back for Lyneham and Port Pirie.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 12
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 13/12
2005 wins over:
# 435 Annette Kolb
# 793 Julia Dziedzic
# 815 Parul Goswami
# 1193 Sevvy Gallios
# 1258 Stephanie Jeanes

Where I see her in 2006:
She will probably improve her rankings a bit considering that she had some good weeks lately. However, I dont see her getting into Top650 next year.

Grachka
Nov 20th, 2005, 05:20 PM
Rebecca Fong or Karen Paterson? :angel:

Great thread :yeah:

rrfnpump
Nov 21st, 2005, 06:01 PM
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Name: Anne Keothavong
Nationality: England
Born: 16/09/1983
Year End Ranking 2004: 175
Current Ranking: 243
Career High: 140

Anne Keothavong's pro career began in 1999 and it was quite successful until now winning 10 tournaments in total with 4 of them coming this year. Her first tournament victory came in 2001 when she won 10k Jersey. Her career high of#140 came in 2003 when she won her first 25k title. In 2004 she won her first round match in Wimbledon which was the biggest success of her career so far. However, in 2005 her ranking suffered from it when she could not defend her points from Wimbledon. Nevertheless, 2005 was a quite good year for Anne, reaching three 10k finals early this year, winning two of them. However, Anne had a big mid-year slump winning just two out of twelve matches. Things got better for her when she travelled to Lagos where she reached the finals of 25k Lagos 1 and won 25k Lagos 2. She also won a main draw match against Michaela Pastikova in Quebec City.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 23
ITF titles won in 2005: 4 (10k's Bolton, Bath, Nottingham, 25k Lagos 2)
2005 match record: 37/21
2005 wins over:
# 140 Michaela Pastikova
# 232 Petra Cetkovska
# 267 Daniela Kix
# 278 Katie O'Brien
# 295 Neha Uberoi

Where I see her in 2006:
Anne has the potential to be in the Top200 again. The question is how consistant will she be next year; if she has such a mid-year slump again she probably wont manage it.

rrfnpump
Nov 21st, 2005, 06:13 PM
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Name: Karen Paterson
Nationality: England
Born: 18/05/1982
Year End Ranking 2004: 448
Current Ranking: 399
Career High: 369

Karen Paterson is a player that has steadily improved over the years of her pro career which began in 1996. Her career end rankings : 1999 - 914, 2001 - 643, 2003 - 471, 2005 - 399. However, her career lacks a highlight; she has not won a tournament yet and her biggest success came in 2004 when she reached the semis of 25k Glasgow. 2005 began good for Karen : she reached the finals at 10k Grenoble beating the No3 and No2 seeded before losing to No1 seeded Mervana Jugic-Salkic. She hardly won back-to-back matches in summer and suffered a five-match-losing streak. In September she reached another 10k finals at Nottingham also losing to the No1 seeded in th finals; this time to Anne Keothavong. Her latest result was 2nd round at 25k Toronto.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 23
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 21/23
2005 wins over:
# 168 Liudmila Skavronkaia
# 221 Amanda Janes
# 235 Stephanie Gehrlein
# 297 Darija Jurak
# 302 Gaelle Widmer

Where I see her in 2006:
Karen had good wins this year over higher ranked opponents. I think she is able to improve her ranking again a few spots as she has nearly nothing to defend in the middle of 2006

rrfnpump
Nov 21st, 2005, 06:24 PM
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Name: Sarah Borwell
Nationality: England
Born: 20/08/1979
Year End Ranking 2004: 417
Current Ranking: 336
Career High: 292

2005 was the best year of Sarah Borwell's pro career which lasts 5 years now although she has a negative win/loss record. She reached the semis of 25k Sunderland and then qualified for 25k Redbridge getting to the second round there. The result of her good results was reaching a career high of#292 in August. Sarah also made her first steps on the WTA Tour winning a qualy round at Birmingham, having a tight first round match at Wimbledon (losing (11)67 36 to Shenay Perry) and qualifying for Quebec recently. She has positive career win/loss records on grass and clay.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 25
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 23/26
2005 wins over:
# 177 Sunitha Rao
# 241 Kyra Nagy
# 262 Joanna Sakowicz
# 311 Katie O'Brien
# 321 Diana Ospina

Where I see her in 2006:
She might get back into the Top300 if she plays consistant tennis and uses her chances on the faster surfaces.

Pszczelny
Nov 21st, 2005, 06:52 PM
lol, 3 British in a row

rada
Nov 22nd, 2005, 04:58 AM
ana timotic or danica please
:) x

theklein
Nov 22nd, 2005, 05:28 AM
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Name: Ana Timotic
Nationality: Yugoslavian
Born: 30/12/1982
Current Ranking: 247
Year End Ranking: 306
Career High Ranking: 209

rrfnpump
Nov 22nd, 2005, 07:16 PM
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Name: Natalia Gussoni
Nationality: Argentinia
Born: 24/08/1981
Year End Ranking 2004: 205
Current Ranking: 219
Career High: 134

Argentinia's Natalia Gussoni is a real clay-court specialist. She has negative win/loss records on carpet, grass and hard court but an impressive 112/58 record on clay. It goes without sayong that her biggest successes in her career which began in 1996 came on this surface. She won 50k CD Juarez in 2004 and also qualified for French Open. The result of this good weeks was a career high of #134. Unfortunately, Natalia got injured at the US Open in 2004 and had to make a break till April this year when she started her comback. She had a good season reaching three 25k finals, but losing all of them. Her ranking improved to 220 after being ranked in the 340s in July (after French Open points came off). Natalia has won a total of 7 titles in her career.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 21
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 28/21
2005 wins over:
# 78 Maria Antonia Sanchez-Lorenzo
# 108 Stephanie Foretz
# 161 Ting Li
# 185 Frederica Piedade
# 207 Lina Stanciute

Where I see her in 2006:
Natalia will reach the Top200 easily next year and for me she will be a player to watch on clay at the bigger challengers. If she starts learing to play on faster surfaces she might crack the Top100 in the next years

rrfnpump
Nov 22nd, 2005, 07:29 PM
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Name: Rushmi Chakravarthi
Nationality: India
Born: 09/10/1977
Year End Ranking 2004: 346
Current Ranking: 367
Career High: 310

Rushmi Chakravarthi is an experienced player who turned pro in 1995. She has won 8 ITF titles since then - all of them 10k's in India. Rushmi was known for her consistant tennis over the years winning most of the 10k's in India she played. Rushmi never had good results outside of India even though she tried to this year making trips to Australia, England and Nigeria. 2005 was different from the previous years as Rushmi played very erratic tennis. She has had good results (reaching finals at 25k Mumbai, qualifying for Tier III Kalkutta), but also very bad results losing to a lot lower ranked players. She also hasnt won a title this year. From 2000 till now Rushmi was always ranked around #400 in the world (+/- 50)

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 20
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 24/20
2005 wins over:
# 235 Chin-wei Chan
# 306 Napaporn Tongsalee
# 326 Larissa Carvalho
# 408 Oxana Karyshkova
# 597 Nicole Clerico

Where I see her in 2006:
Rushmi is a player that makes the best out of her talent. However, she is stuck at a level and wont improve. So she will be ranked about #400 again in 2006 maybe winning a 10k tournament in India

rrfnpump
Nov 22nd, 2005, 07:42 PM
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Name: Frederica Piedade
Nationality: Portugal
Born: 05/06/1982
Year End Ranking 2004: 220
Current Ranking: 187
Career High: 170

Lefty Frederica Piedade is Portugal's only top player who has steadily improved in the rankings since the start of her career in 1997. She has won a total of 8 ITF tournaments (2 25k's, 6 10k's), most of them coming in 2003 and 2004. Although she has yet to win a title in 2005 it was definitely the best year so far for Frederica. She was able to compete in all four Grand Slam tournaments (her best result was winning two matches at Wimbledon qualifying - her first two wins on grass ever) and also reached a career high of 170 which garantees her to play the Australian Open next year. Frederica is a regular player on the mexican tour and had her best results there this year playing three semis and two finals (one at 50k CD Juarez losing to Olga Blahotova)

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 28
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 37/29
2005 wins over:
# 110 Emmanuelle Gagliardi
# 138 Vilmarie Castellvi (twice)
# 157 Lubomira Kurhajcova
# 172 Mariya Koryttseva
# 194 Paula Garcia

Where I see her in 2006:
Frederica had some good wins this year. However, I am not sure if she will continue to improve rankingwise. I dont see her getting into the Top150 as she has some points to defend next year.

spiceboy
Nov 22nd, 2005, 07:48 PM
Two facts about Frederica:

*She plays like 35 tournaments a year :help:
*Her highest ranking is actually #170 WTA

Dogdriller
Nov 22nd, 2005, 07:53 PM
Excellent re: 3 GB girls in a row !!! One important point to make about Anne Keothavong though - her "slump" can be explained by an injury which kept her out from Aug 04 to Mar 05; much of this year she has been getting back into the swing of it, starting with 10Ks then trying to adjust to 25Ks and above again - which has taken a while. I see her back in the top 200 next year though! :)

njguido11
Nov 22nd, 2005, 08:04 PM
can u do cory ann avants and megan bradley

Tripp
Nov 22nd, 2005, 09:31 PM
Naty Gussoni is just :hearts: She's a crafty little player with the classiest one-handed backhand :drool: Hopefully she'll rise up the rankings next year, and show up for all the 135464 tournaments she's committed to :p

Mana
Nov 23rd, 2005, 07:55 AM
Sacha Jones please...

CCCP1
Nov 29th, 2005, 11:38 PM
OMG please keep doing more its making me look forward to 2006.

Jakeev
Dec 1st, 2005, 12:10 PM
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Name: Jodi Kenoyer
Born: 22/08/1981
Nationality: USA
Year End Ranking 2004: 697
Current Ranking 2005: unr
Career High: 520

To sum up Jodi´s year wasnt very succesful as she only played 4 tournaments (3 of them outside the States :eek: ). She only won one match vs Maria-Isabel Camberos in Toluca. After Patras in April she stopped playing. Injury or just university-- anybody knows?

Tournaments played in 2005 so far: 4
2005 match record: 1-4
2005 wins over:
unr Maria-Isabela Camberos

Where I see her 2006:
Playing some tournaments in the States. But obviously she seems to have money as she is one of the few US players ranked about 800 who plays outside the States and even in Europe. Will never crack the top 500

I think Jodi graduated from South Carolina in May?

Jakeev
Dec 1st, 2005, 12:11 PM
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Name: Frederica Piedade
Nationality: Portugal
Born: 05/06/1982
Year End Ranking 2004: 220
Current Ranking: 187
Career High: 170

Lefty Frederica Piedade is Portugal's only top player who has steadily improved in the rankings since the start of her career in 1997. She has won a total of 8 ITF tournaments (2 25k's, 6 10k's), most of them coming in 2003 and 2004. Although she has yet to win a title in 2005 it was definitely the best year so far for Frederica. She was able to compete in all four Grand Slam tournaments (her best result was winning two matches at Wimbledon qualifying - her first two wins on grass ever) and also reached a career high of 170 which garantees her to play the Australian Open next year. Frederica is a regular player on the mexican tour and had her best results there this year playing three semis and two finals (one at 50k CD Juarez losing to Olga Blahotova)

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 28
ITF titles won in 2005: 0
2005 match record: 37/29
2005 wins over:
# 110 Emmanuelle Gagliardi
# 138 Vilmarie Castellvi (twice)
# 157 Lubomira Kurhajcova
# 172 Mariya Koryttseva
# 194 Paula Garcia

Where I see her in 2006:
Frederica had some good wins this year. However, I am not sure if she will continue to improve rankingwise. I dont see her getting into the Top150 as she has some points to defend next year.

She finally won that elusive title last weekend!

Pszczelny
Apr 2nd, 2006, 02:22 PM
I had no luck to see here Polish player :sad:

Xian
May 1st, 2006, 10:09 PM
lol just read some profiles what I wrote, in general I think I was right so far

CCCP1
Jul 10th, 2006, 12:02 PM
I am going to revist this thread to see what progress these player's have made and whether the 2006 predictions about them were right.

Madalina Gojnea: Prediction 120-130 Actual Rank 197
Tanja Ostertag: Prediction 400 Actual Rank 361
Sonal Phadke: Prediction retiring Actual Rank 702
Jodie Kenoyer: Prediction 800 Actual Rank Unranked
Surina De Beer: Prediction top 200 Actual Rank 401
Claire de Gubernatis: Prediction top 300 Actual Rank 465
Cassandra Barr: Prediction 400 Actual Rank 504
Rachael Dillon: Prediction Around 500 Actual Rank 732
Karina Jacobsgaard: Prediction Around 500 Actual Rank 690
Vanessa Wellauer: Prediction 700 Actual Rank 739
Joana Cortez: Actual Rank 578
Ksenia Palkina: Prediction 500 Actual Rank 646
Diana Vranceanu: Prediction 500 Actual Rank 572
Nicole Thijssen: Prediction 300 Actual Rank 585
Giulia Gabba: Prediction 250-350 Actual Rank 229
Laura Siegemund: Prediction 280 Actual Rank 344
Sarah Tami: Preciction Unranked Actual Rank Unranked
Vanessa Pinto: Prediction 500 Actual Rank 1016
Hye-Mi Kim: Prediction 450 Actual Rank 437
Eva Pera: Prediction 400-500 Actual Rank 644

There's the first page done!

rrfnpump
Sep 23rd, 2006, 12:30 PM
Naty has big, heavy groundstrokes, and definitely has top 200 potential. Unfortunately her career has been plagued by injuries and she's never really reached the ranking she deserves. Hopefully she'll start playing bigger tournaments in 2005 :)

where is Naty? :shrug:

in some months we can do this for 2006 :p

good idea, cory
I was very wrong with Sandra Martinovic :o

jamatthews
Oct 31st, 2006, 01:45 PM
Alice Mackenzie - Xian

Prediction 850 Actual UNR (did not play)

I wonder if she read what he wrote...:p


Melanie South - rrfnpump

He said she had potential, but nothing about beating a top 20 player. :p


Emily Webley-Smith - rrfnpump

Prediction around the same, but of course couldn't really predict spending so much time out injured.


Naomi Cavaday - rrfnpump

Prediction Top 600 Actual 355 so far :worship:


Anne Keothavong - rrfnpump

Prediction Top 200

Thanks to a 2nd half slump it's looking pretty accurate.


Karen Paterson - rrfnpump

Prediction slight improvement Actual slight fall


Sarah Borwell - rrfnpump

Prediction Top 300 Actual around 200

Xian
Dec 15th, 2006, 09:32 AM
well year is over, look what has happened :wavey:

-Makiri-
Dec 15th, 2006, 01:15 PM
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Name: Diana Vranceanu
Nationality: German
Born: 06/04/1986
Year end ranking: 702
Current ranking: 531
Career best ranking: 531

Diana has had a nice year of solid results and is now at her career high rank. Diana began the year in Tipton winning a main draw match and the following week in Hull doing the same and beating the 4 seed. Her next 2 tournaments were in Benin City, where she reached the final of the 1st one and won the seocnd one beating the 5, 4, 6, and 8 seeds. At Rabat as the number 2 seed she reached the Quarter Finals and the week after reached the second round of qualifying at the WTA event at Rabat. At Alkmaar she reached the Quarter Finals but after that she did not win consecutive matches till 75K qualifying at Jouneih Lebanon where she reached the last round of qualifying. She is now in the Semi Finals of Pretoria and is the favourite for the tournament. Diana has scheduled her season very effectively and as a result she is at her career high. I don't think she is that talented but she seems to work hard.

Number of tournaments in 2005: 23
2005 Match record: 24-20
2005 Match wins:
# 433 Anais Laurendon
# 489 Irena Kuzmina
# 572 Vanessa Wellauer
# 828 Shana Claes
# 993 Mariana Muci

Where I see her in 2006:
I see Diana as a solid top 500 player in 2006 but I don't see her going much further then the top 400

the girl in the pic is Astrid Besser, not Diana Vranceanu:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

WIMBY
Dec 18th, 2006, 01:21 PM
http://www.lta.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/5F4EA724-2765-4CBB-A010-66310EF8AA79/26299/MelanieSouth_286x172.jpg

Name: Melanie South
Nationality: England
Born: 03/05/1986
Year End Ranking 2004: 453
Current Ranking: 447
Career High: 416

Melanie South started playing on the ITF tour in 2001 playing some tournaments in Great Britan. Her break-through year has been 2004 when she won her first 10k title at Mumbai and cracked the Top500 since then. Mel is always dangerous at the 10k tournaments held in Great Britan, but she has yet to become dangerous on higher level. Her ranking has hardly improved since last year and I am really surprised that she only won one title this year. I expected her to do a lot better! Mel lost three third-set tie-breakers this year - one by 6-8.

Number of tournaments played in 2005: 17
ITF titles won in 2005: 1 (10k Bath)
2005 match record: 34/16
2005 wins over:
# 252 Anne Keothavong
# 291 Cindy Watson
# 319 Florence Haring
# 369 Lauren Breadmore
# 428 Rebecca Llewellyn

Where I see her in 2006:
Melanie has potential thats for sure, but if she keep on playing almost only in Great Britan I cant see her improving next year ranking-wise. She might win some 10k's, but I think she can do better!


You were right, she did indeed 'do better'.:)