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per4ever
Oct 4th, 2001, 07:34 PM
I wonder if we have more young talents then Justine and Kim. Elke Clijsters seems to be talented, but not like Kim. Do we have other talents who can make it?

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 4th, 2001, 07:46 PM
Kirsten Flipkens has been touted .... but her initial results haven't been too good but she's had bad draws

There are hardly any Belgians on the Junior ranks

Seldom
Oct 6th, 2001, 04:28 AM
yeah, Flipkins is the future. She wants a website in my network at http://www.tennisballerz.com I talked to her yesterday.

Togk 182
Oct 6th, 2001, 05:06 PM
awesome network u got there, i just love it dominik, if i can help in anything just ask

Seldom
Oct 7th, 2001, 03:57 AM
Hey, thanx for your offer. Currently we have 4 staff members already. I think we have every area pretty much covered, but where could you help? What are you good at? Or do you have any good contacts?

Togk 182
Oct 7th, 2001, 06:05 AM
i could update the news, every single day i check junior results & looks in every single website for junior articles, i'm getting pretty good at it

Seldom
Oct 7th, 2001, 08:22 AM
well what websites do you check? and where do you find junior articles?

Togk 182
Oct 7th, 2001, 04:29 PM
almost every junior website, i also check the junior sites, & i'll be going 2 the yucatan cup, a gade 1 tournament which tatiana is going so then i could give u update bout her matches

Justinator
Oct 7th, 2001, 05:04 PM
Interesting sites, Seldom! I hope you do one about Kirsten.
How is she doing? She had some injury and was out for a few weeks, but I think she's training again now, right?

There's also Elke, Leslie Butkiewicz, Caroline Maes, Debbrich Feys, Jessie Devries. But they are not in the same league as Kim or Justine. Maybe we can just hope they can enter the top 100. Though I read some article a few months ago about Devries. She said her ambitions were to get into the top 20.

I read a few good things about Benedicte Vliegen (does anyone know if she's related to Kristof Vliegen?), but she's only 13.

Aude Vermoezen (If I remeber well from what Arn said on the WTA board) is a promising young player. I think she's only 12. But I'm not sure.

Seldom
Oct 7th, 2001, 05:47 PM
yes, there are quite a few promising belgians...

hey, yes, if you go to the yucatan cup, plz take pictures for my website!!! of all the players i have...who else is playing there?

Togk 182
Oct 7th, 2001, 06:41 PM
no problem, i think elke clijsters will go there, many other players i can't remember will go there, btw if i can get my visa the i probably go 2 the orange bowl, i hate that usa it's not giving visas now here in mexico

NejedlyKanepi
Oct 12th, 2001, 05:28 AM
elke's supposed to have even more talent than her sister...so i hear from my sources.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 12th, 2001, 05:25 PM
they won't have to worry too much soon from what Sofie tells me ...

Eugenia Linetskaya is applying for Belgian Nationality ...

she's pretty good .... just check the Eggy ....a question post in this section

Justinator
Oct 12th, 2001, 05:59 PM
I've never seen Elke play before, but from what I've read she's a different player than Kim, not a power player.
Some people said she was the better player, but you can't keep saying that anymore.

Elke has a lot of problems with her back, she's been injured so much, she also has left the VTV tennis centre. So I don't know if she'll ever become a professional player. I hope things will turn around for her.

arn
Oct 12th, 2001, 06:26 PM
And I read Kirsten also has serious back problems and was/is out for a long time <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

Justinator
Oct 12th, 2001, 07:29 PM
Kirsten is training again since last week, I believe.

Josh
Oct 12th, 2001, 07:40 PM
What about Hanne Cammasse? I heard she's pretty good too.

TBE, is Eugenia really applying for Belgian nationality? I suppose she lives her cause she played all the Belgian challengers this summer.

Justinator
Oct 12th, 2001, 08:55 PM
Yes I read about Hanne Camassa, I don't know how good she really is.

Josh, do you have this month's playtennis? There's an interview with Serge Capentier, a coach at the tenniscentre in Wilrijk. It's on page 46. There it says her family has applied for the Belgian nationality. Maybe she will keep both nationalities and play for Russia. I'm not sure.

Josh
Oct 16th, 2001, 10:36 AM
Ah yes, I just read the article. Thanks Sofie! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Brαm
Oct 26th, 2001, 02:52 PM
I think Leslie Butkiewicz and Caroline Maes are the only good players of those who are called "belgian talents".

Elke hasn't been playing well this year and Kirsten, Evelyne, Debbrich and all the others aren't as talented as Kim or Justine. I'd be happy if they reached the top-200!!!

Elke really should play more if she wants to get a higher ranking! She's ranked 850 or something now! <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">