View Full Version : YOUR WEEKLY STATS: Girls who reached their highest ranking this week-As May 8, 2006

May 8th, 2006, 05:45 PM
Top 200 stats
In red Girls who are under 20

CASTANO Catalian -Colombia -26 y.o -former best ranking:37 -NEW:36
DOMINGUEZ LINO Lourdes -Spain -25 y.o -former best ranking:43 -NEW:41
VESNINA Elena -Russia -19 y.o -former best ranking:62 -NEW:59
ANI Maret -Estonia -24 y.o -former best ranking:67 -NEW:65
PIRONKOVA Tsvetana -Bulgaria -18 y.o -former best ranking:70 -NEW:66
KANEPI Kaia -Estonia -20 y.o -former best ranking:87 -NEW:84
RODIONOVA Anastassia -Russia -24 y.o -former best ranking:107 -NEW:106
BOHMOVA Katerina -Czech Republic -19 y.o -former best rank:120 -NEW:119
HSIEH Su Wei -Taipei -20 y.o -former best ranking:126 -NEW:121
BARDINA Vasilisa -Russia -18 y.o -former best ranking:123 -NEW:122
POUTCHKOVA Olga -Russia -18 y.o -former best ranking:138 -NEW:136
WOERLE Kathrin -Germany -22 y.o -former best ranking:143 -NEW:142
OPRANDI Romina -Italy -20 y.o -former best ranking:162 -NEW:145
SHVEDOVA Yaroslava -Russia -18 y.o -former best ranking:158 -NEW:155
CETKOVSKA Petra -Czech Republic -20 y.o -former best rank:174 -NEW:171
PERIANU Anda -Romania -25 y.o -former best ranking:178 -NEW:177
BRIANTI Alberta -Italy -26 y.o -former best ranking:187 -NEW:183
KIX Daniela -Austria -21 y.o -former best ranking:195 -NEW:192
RUUTEL Margit -Estonia -22 y.o -former best ranking:199 -NEW:198
SACOWICZ Joanna -Poland -22 y.o -former best ranking:200 -NEW:199

My comments:

That 2 handed both sides player revealed in 2001 reaching the SF at Bali in 2001 at the age of 15 for her 1rst WTA tour event! then she had to strugle with injuries. Since last year, she's been back full time on the pro circuit. She's up this week after reaching the SF at Gifu $50K challenger. She lost to surprising eventual winner n279 Erika Takao in 3 sets.

The italian girls are flurishing in the world ranking...and Romina is one of the girls who is progressing quickly. She won $25K Torrent as Top seed without dropping a set and without losing more than 3 games in a set! In Final she overpowered unseeded n295 Ekaterina Makarova

TOP 10, 20, 50, 100, 150, 200 faster Movements:

TOP 10:
Mary PIERCE n5 (+1)
Lindsay DAVENPORT n6 (+1)
Mary and Lindsay are up one place this week because Justine HENIN HARDENNE didn't play in Varsaw last week (tournement that she won in 2005)
Elena DEMENTIEVA n8 (+1): Elena overtakes Patty Schnyder with a SF at Varsaw Tier II falling to Top seed and eventual winner n2 Kim Clijters whereas Patty lost in the early round to n20 Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.

TOP 20:
Venus WILLIAMS n12 (+1): Venus is up one place this week. Venus doesn't play a lot on the tour but when she plays, she's making the show...with on e of the most thrilling match of the week vs her former rival n25 Martina Hingis. She won against her and against pain in that match before falling in QF to eventual Finalist 4th seed/n10 Svetlana Kusnetsova.
Flavia PENNETTA n18 (+1): The n2 of Italy is battling to stay in the Top 20. She's up one spot this week after a SF at Estoril Tier IV 140K losing to unexpected winner of the tournement 6th seed/n49 Jie Zheng.

TOP 50:
Anna CHAKVETADZE n27 (+7): After half and a year outside of the Top 30, Anna is back...3 places from her best. She reached the 2nd SF of her career at Varsaw Tier II $600K ousting 9th seed/n16 Daniela Hantuchova en route before falling to 4th seed/n10 Svetlana Kuznetsova.

TOP 100:
Tsvetana PIRONKOVA n66 (+13): As a LL, Tsvetana reached the 2nd round of the main draw beating n30 Katerina Srebotnik (dropping only 2 games) before losing to 4th seed/n10 Svetlana Kuznetsova.

TOP 150:
Julia VAKULENKO n147 (+36): Another good week for Julia who is back in the Top 150. At Varsaw Tier II $600K, she run to the 2nd rd of the main draw as a qualifer with a victory over qualifer n103 Emanuelle Gagliardi before falling to Top seed n2 Kim Clijters.

TOP 200:
Tatania PEREYBINIS n191 (+45): More than 3 years ago, Tatiana finished the year as a Top 80 player. She's back in the Top 200 after more than 1 year outside. At Varsaw Tier II $600K, she made it to the 2nd round of the main draw. I the qualies, she ousted 6th seed/n100 Melinda Czink and 9th seed/n120 Meilen Tu. In the main darw, she continues her run beating qualifer n139 Galina Voskoboeva before losing to 3rd seed/n9 Elena Dementieva.

I Hop you'll enjoy to read it...and as usual don't hesitate to give your comments.

May 8th, 2006, 05:51 PM
And Kaia beat Bartoli today :D Don't you miss quality points, too? :(

I wonder how far Aga Radwanska jumped after her performance in Warsaw, not in the top 200 yet. Let me check ... 207, up from 309, that's a phenomenal 102 spots. :inawe:

May 8th, 2006, 05:56 PM

May 8th, 2006, 05:58 PM
wow Bardina :eek:
closing to top 100 !

May 8th, 2006, 06:06 PM
Dani Kix :hearts: :hearts:

May 8th, 2006, 07:15 PM
And Kaia beat Bartoli today :D Don't you miss quality points, too? :(

I wonder how far Aga Radwanska jumped after her performance in Warsaw, not in the top 200 yet. Let me check ... 207, up from 309, that's a phenomenal 102 spots. :inawe:

Like most of us, I think that qualiy poins rule was good and fair. It's not the same to reach a second round beating a Top 30 player than beating someone around 100...but you know it's just a question of financial aspect: It pushes girls to play more tournement than before...the more you play, the best average ranking point you have.

May 8th, 2006, 07:24 PM
Congrats to these girls!

May 8th, 2006, 08:33 PM
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to fredbdx again. :worship:

Great post as always.

May 8th, 2006, 09:06 PM
Will BARDINA and POUTCHKOVA reach Top100 before US Open?

May 8th, 2006, 09:39 PM
Congrats to Castano, hopefully she can sneak up a little more and be seeded at The French Open!

May 8th, 2006, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by jrm
Will BARDINA and POUTCHKOVA reach Top100 before US Open?

Sorry, I am not a prophet.

May 10th, 2006, 08:05 AM
Will BARDINA and POUTCHKOVA reach Top100 before US Open?

Well, I think that they could reach the Top 100 even if it's harder to jump from Top 150 to Top 100 than Top 200 to Top 150. It'll also depend on the type of tournements they decide to commited in.
There're really 2 types of strategy...some girls much prefer to play on the ITF Tour and even weak challenger to earn as much points as they can: Jarmila Gajdosova for instance played the Oceanian Challenger Tour after the AO...she was most of the Time the Top seed of these 25K Challenger and earned a lot of point...she's now Top 100
Some girls much prefer to compete on the WTA Tour....but it's harder to make points because the competition is much tougher and the number of points they've got in the qualies is small.