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goldenlox
Nov 14th, 2006, 03:11 PM
22 year old Galina Fokina has only played 10k's in Egypt since Nov. 2004.
And she does very well in a lot of them

http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/foki1203.htm

Beat
Nov 14th, 2006, 03:23 PM
22 year old Galina Folkina has only played 10k's in Egypt since Nov. 2004.
And she does very well in a lot of them

http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/foki1203.htm
how odd. does she live there now and tennis is a hobby of hers?

i had completely forgotten about her. i remember her win against kournikova and her loss against dokic in moscow in 2001.

goldenlox
Nov 14th, 2006, 03:31 PM
how odd. does she live there now and tennis is a hobby of hers?

i had completely forgotten about her. i remember her win against kournikova and her loss against dokic in moscow in 2001.
I don't know why she doesn't travel. I was asking that in her cheering thread in Russian Roulette.
I started this thread hoping someone knows why she only plays in Egypt, since she wins several of these 10k's.

Slumpsova
Nov 14th, 2006, 03:39 PM
maybe she is grounded :shrug:

LH2HBH
Nov 14th, 2006, 05:10 PM
She should try some 25K and see if she can boost her ranking a little!

There's also the possibility that she has settled down in Egypt and she just wants to be a journeyman tennis player.

There's nothing wrong with that, right?

spiceboy
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:07 AM
There's also the possibility that she has settled down in Egypt and she just wants to be a journeyman tennis player.

Playing a few tournaments per year doesn't qualify you for a journeywoman status :p

Kunal
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:10 AM
a true journey man of our times is Dayedenko

Dunlop1
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:37 AM
a true journey man of our times is Dayedenko

:weirdo:
You're kidding right?? :confused:
Davydenko is currently ranked #3 in the world and just won his first masters series in Paris. he is currently one of the top 8 in Shanghai at the ATP Tennis Masters Cup. he made the semis of the US Open this year and the quarters of the French and Australian. Last year he made the Quarters of the Australian and the semis of the French. He also made the top 8 and was at the masters Cup last year.

That is a STELLAR career and by no means journeyman material.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:51 AM
i think she is semi-retired and only plays when there are tournies on near her

davidmario
Nov 15th, 2006, 11:23 AM
maybe she is injured and can't play for more than one or two weeks without pain.

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 15th, 2006, 11:41 AM
she's not injured.

she lives in Egypt and has a job there, she plays tennis there for extra income.

Slumpsova
Nov 15th, 2006, 11:45 AM
she's not injured.

she lives in Egypt and has a job there, she plays tennis there for extra income.
her job must be well-paid.
i mean how much can you earn from winning 10K? :o

Shonami Slam
Nov 15th, 2006, 11:50 AM
maybe she's keeping the petrova fire there :)
don't forget where you came from, as they say.

saki
Nov 15th, 2006, 12:12 PM
her job must be well-paid.
i mean how much can you earn from winning 10K? :o

10K? If she wins a couple a year, that's not small change.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:54 PM
Considering the average salary in Cairo is between $4,000-$5,000 a year, Galina can do pretty well for herself. She's already made $3,700 this year and she's scheduled to play the 3 10K's in Cairo (one of them going on this week, which she has already made the quarterfinals of.) Winning a 10K nets you $1,600. She makes more than the average yearly salary by working a few weeks per year, and then has her normal job.

That being said, I wish she would at least play the 25K's in Nigeria or the WTA tournament in Morocco. Her results show that she is still a top 300 player without any kind of training whatsoever. She might be able to crack the top 100 if she decided to come back. She's only 22 so it's not too late.

Ryan
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:13 PM
Holy crap, I completely forgot about Galina. I think I saw her play once, but I definately remember following some of her results. I think its great that she plays tennis still, maybe she'll decide to play some other 25k's in Africa like CAV#1 said.

On another note, is the average Cairo income really only just $5000 a year? :eek:

LH2HBH
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:32 PM
On another note, is the average Cairo income really only just $5000 a year? :eek:

That's not bad by world standards.

Ryan
Nov 15th, 2006, 05:15 PM
That's not bad by world standards.



Hmm, I guess it isn't when you factor in all of Africa etc., it's just weird thinking that an average adult in a certain place makes less than I do lifeguarding at minumum wage for a whole year, and that's not even part-time.

davidmario
Nov 15th, 2006, 06:41 PM
Holy crap, I completely forgot about Galina. I think I saw her play once, but I definately remember following some of her results. I think its great that she plays tennis still, maybe she'll decide to play some other 25k's in Africa like CAV#1 said.

On another note, is the average Cairo income really only just $5000 a year? :eek:

it doesn't mean that people in Kairo only earn 5000 a year.

It's a product of those who live outside the big cities and those who live in Kairo and earn like 25k in a year or so.

jazar
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:55 PM
:weirdo:
You're kidding right?? :confused:
Davydenko is currently ranked #3 in the world and just won his first masters series in Paris. he is currently one of the top 8 in Shanghai at the ATP Tennis Masters Cup. he made the semis of the US Open this year and the quarters of the French and Australian. Last year he made the Quarters of the Australian and the semis of the French. He also made the top 8 and was at the masters Cup last year.

That is a STELLAR career and by no means journeyman material.

he is kinda a journeyman in that he plays every week grinding it out. he's not a journeyman in the true sense of the word as he is one of the very best in the world. but he is a metaphorical journeyman.

anyhoo. maybe galina just likes the climate and scenery. afterall it is better than eastern europe

njnetswill
Nov 15th, 2006, 11:00 PM
Davydenko is as much a journeyman as Clijsters a "One-Slam-Wonder"

Anyone who becomes #3 in the world is NOT a journeyman.

goldenlox
Nov 16th, 2006, 12:31 PM
http://www.club.fft.fr/denain/wta2004/photoWTA04/portraits/galina%20fokina%20en%20portrait.JPG

She only plays these 10k's in Egypt, but she plays well

(4) Galina FOKINA RUS def Tegan EDWARDS RSA 61 61

Shonami Slam
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:06 PM
slam quallies were good money too.
worthy of investing the wta tourny in Rabat, Casablanca, Istanbul, the 75K in lebanon, perhaps the Israeli ones as well, all in order to grind out enough wins to make slam quallies.
just appearing would be enough money.

Tripp
Nov 16th, 2006, 01:31 PM
slam quallies were good money too.
worthy of investing the wta tourny in Rabat, Casablanca, Istanbul, the 75K in lebanon, perhaps the Israeli ones as well, all in order to grind out enough wins to make slam quallies.
just appearing would be enough money.

Yeah, but if she does have a job, then I don't think she'd be able to skip it for all those weeks. Maybe the purpose of playing only in Egypt is that she can play her matches and still go to work that day.

And the U$ 5.000 income is pretty much normal. My sister's a lawyer and she earns U$ 6.000 a year. She's just graduated and all, but still, it's an average wage.