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TheBoiledEgg
May 10th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Keothavong won the 50k+H in Lebanon today and will move upto #102
so gets a direct Wimby spot :eek:

1st time a Brit in a maindraw of a slam :bolt:

s_j
May 10th, 2008, 04:32 PM
woohoo! go Anne! 2 more places until top 100!

Mikey.
May 10th, 2008, 04:34 PM
Keothavong won the 50k+H in Lebanon today and will move upto #102
so gets a direct Wimby spot :eek:

1st time a Brit in a maindraw of a slam :bolt:

That can't be right... 1st time ever?

Just Do It
May 10th, 2008, 04:40 PM
This indeed is a bombshell.

TheBoiledEgg
May 10th, 2008, 04:42 PM
That can't be right... 1st time ever?

not ever
its been a long long time
think last player was Sam Smith

Elwin.
May 10th, 2008, 04:43 PM
omg :eek:

What's happening with the world :bolt:

serenus_2k8
May 10th, 2008, 04:43 PM
:woohoo: OMG thanks for post, that rocks!!!!!!
Go Anne, so she is Brit #1 now? :woohoo:

Jippo McScally
May 10th, 2008, 04:45 PM
Wasn't the last player Louise Latimer in the Australian Open in 2001?

Congrats Anne!!!!

MLF
May 10th, 2008, 04:48 PM
think last player was Sam Smith

Louise Latimer was the last to get direct entry into a slam main draw by virtue of ranking when she played the 2001 Australian Open.

disco_rage
May 10th, 2008, 04:50 PM
Wow. Well done Anne. A title on clay? Great stuff.

TheBoiledEgg
May 10th, 2008, 04:53 PM
as long as Fitzy gets a WC i'll be :)

Nemo_Kool
May 10th, 2008, 04:54 PM
wooooooo go anne almost top100 and certainly playing like it...next is baltcha and cavaday and mayb Katie if she pulls her socks up!

JAMESYBABY!
May 10th, 2008, 04:56 PM
:D:D,,, keothavong :rocker2:,,, you dono how happy i am :D:D:D,,, she has proved herself in other countrys but not yet in her own country,, i hope she manages to get into the top 100 for the first time,, if she plays in france she could do tht:D:D

made me so happy :D

Uranium
May 10th, 2008, 04:57 PM
the Brits have stepped it up with Baltacha, Keothavong, and O'brien all doing well lately

TTomek
May 10th, 2008, 04:58 PM
:eek: :bolt:


:speakles:

JAMESYBABY!
May 10th, 2008, 04:59 PM
wht about the olimpics ??

Dodoboy.
May 10th, 2008, 05:23 PM
:haha:


SO HAPPY FOR HER!

This is great news....Also means there will be a new brit that gets the chance at a WC!

#102 :drool:

So close now Anne! :aparty:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 10th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Things are finally looking up for Anne this year :bounce:. I hope she does well during thge grass season :cool::bounce:.

spiceboy
May 10th, 2008, 05:29 PM
the Brits have stepped it up with Baltacha, Keothavong, and O'brien all doing well lately

Even Sarah is doing well this week reaching (so far) semis in a $25K in Mexico :bounce:

Wintermute
May 10th, 2008, 05:29 PM
:bounce: Way to go Anne!

I've had a feeling for quite a while now that she would be the first of the current crop to make the Top 100. Katie seems to be a little stuck where she is but it's things like Anne's achievement that might motivate the others to try and emulate it.

Slutiana
May 10th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Even Sarah is doing well this week reaching (so far) semis in a $25K in Mexico :bounce:
Don't forget Mel!

spiceboy
May 10th, 2008, 05:54 PM
Don't forget Mel!

WOW Brit kids are rocking :lol:

Libertango
May 10th, 2008, 06:08 PM
Well done Anne, congratulations!

BTW whatever happened to Louise Latimer?!

PLP
May 10th, 2008, 06:11 PM
:haha:


SO HAPPY FOR HER!

This is great news....Also means there will be a new brit that gets the chance at a WC!

#102 :drool:

So close now Anne! :aparty:

And possibly 2 new wildcards this year if Katie moves up a few spots. This really is great to see and there is a chance that by next year at Wimbledon there could be 4 or 5 Brits in the top 100...
now that truly would be a bombshell. :)

tennis-jack
May 10th, 2008, 06:18 PM
OMG! :shocked: thats amazing news!

Farina Elia Fan
May 10th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Im so happy for Anne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


She really deserves this especially as many didnt believe she deserved a WC.


:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Farina Elia Fan
May 10th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Well done Anne, congratulations!

BTW whatever happened to Louise Latimer?!



She went to uni I believe

serenus_2k8
May 10th, 2008, 06:34 PM
Will she not be able to get into RG? :confused:

jazar
May 10th, 2008, 06:39 PM
this wont happen again for years

jazar
May 10th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Will she not be able to get into RG? :confused:

entry cut off for that was like 3/4 weeks ago

patch.
May 10th, 2008, 06:49 PM
:woohoo::woohoo: Not only is this great for Annes confidence, but it means a WC can go to a young junior brit too :D

Babolatpro880
May 10th, 2008, 07:02 PM
And possibly 2 new wildcards this year if Katie moves up a few spots. This really is great to see and there is a chance that by next year at Wimbledon there could be 4 or 5 Brits in the top 100...
now that truly would be a bombshell. :)

Monday's rankings are used for the Wimbledon entry lists, so no.

StephenUK
May 10th, 2008, 07:18 PM
Well done Anne after all the hard work. Good for her!!!

*hingis_forever*
May 10th, 2008, 07:22 PM
Anne :worship: Nothing's stopping her from breaking the top 100 this grass season! She didn't do anything this time last year!

Slutiana
May 10th, 2008, 07:27 PM
She could break the top 100 in the clay season and then solidify her place in the grass season. That would be great.

Destiny
May 10th, 2008, 07:39 PM
Great to hear something is happening with the brits .
Keep on rocking

PamShriver
May 10th, 2008, 07:42 PM
Great News! So nice to see Anne put it together, she (and Balatcha) has had injuries which prevented this happening a few years ago as it should. Glad to see she stuck it out and believed in her talent.

brunof
May 10th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Well done Anne! I have always thought she should be a top 100 player. Hopefully she won't stop here -- the top 100 is so close! :D Congrats on winning the title this week!

Poova
May 10th, 2008, 07:55 PM
Damn so close to top 100! Come on Anne, it would be awful if this was her career high :scared:

Europe rocks
May 10th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Congrats Anne. And seeing as you have nothing to defend for the grass court season, it is an excellent chance to climb the ranks some more. Hopefully a decent draw at Birmingham, then maybe going to Rosmalen then Wimbledon will give you a top 100 ranking :kiss:

alwayshingis
May 10th, 2008, 09:24 PM
It's a depressing statistic that Anne is the first in so long. Now she'll probably get Serena first round or something... :lol:

Slumpsova
May 10th, 2008, 09:28 PM
i think the more exciting fact is GBR will finally have their first top 100 player in ages.

Dave.
May 10th, 2008, 09:31 PM
Anne :woohoo::woohoo: So happy for her. She deserves it. Now I hope Elena, Katie and the others can follow suit. Good luck girls. :bounce:

Monica_Rules
May 10th, 2008, 09:42 PM
I'm so happy. After wimbleodn last year I thought Anne was done. I just didn't see how she could do it but shes had some great result over the past 12 months. 3 titles 2 50k's and a 25k. semi final at WTA level. Was in great form at the US open but then got injured:sad:. And was injured again at the end of the year when top 100 was in reach.
2 wins in RG should see her break into the top 100. I'd like to see her qualify and then maybe win match to not just break into the top 100 but to storm into it.

daniel122292
May 10th, 2008, 09:50 PM
good for england its been a while

Philip
May 10th, 2008, 10:29 PM
no bloody way! :eek:

Surely this is now the gateway into the top 100 for anne!

i cant believe it lol :o

AmeDevotee
May 10th, 2008, 10:30 PM
Well done, Anne. :yeah:

brunof
May 10th, 2008, 11:27 PM
I hope a top 100 position will give Anne the boost of confidence she needs to get more consistent. Who knows, maybe she can be a solid top 75 player for the rest of her career! Let's hope she doesn't follow Sofia early in her career -- 101 and then she dropped really badly...before becoming a top 40 player! :D

Привет
May 10th, 2008, 11:38 PM
Well done Anne! Good on her. :yeah:

Can't wait to see the other British girls moving up too. :)

squig2k
May 11th, 2008, 12:46 AM
finally! crack the top 100 now :)

Pasta-Na
May 11th, 2008, 12:53 AM
bombshell :rolls:

Drake1980
May 11th, 2008, 06:43 AM
:eek:
That's cool! Good for her. She is turning into the Challenger Queen.

Slutiana
May 11th, 2008, 07:42 AM
:eek:
That's cool! Good for her. She is turning into the Challenger Queen.
She got to the Kolkata SF. :p

Sean.
May 11th, 2008, 08:22 AM
:eek:Anne:bounce:

We're the new Russia!:woohoo:

CooCooCachoo
May 11th, 2008, 08:34 AM
Wow, Anne :hatoff:

Cat123
May 11th, 2008, 09:10 AM
Nice one!! Katie next!

Declan
May 11th, 2008, 09:40 AM
And possibly 2 new wildcards this year if Katie moves up a few spots. This really is great to see and there is a chance that by next year at Wimbledon there could be 4 or 5 Brits in the top 100...
now that truly would be a bombshell. :)

When I first started liking tennis in the seventies Britain had TEN players in the Top 100!! Unthinkable these days. And in 1977 we had two of the world's top 4!!

azza
May 11th, 2008, 09:42 AM
If Dellacqua can make top 100 im sure Anne can or in fact im sure anyone can :lol:

paul_masterton
May 11th, 2008, 10:57 AM
just brilliant. just a shame she hates grass.

our girls have all played really well on the clay this year - hopefully they can keep it up in Roland Garros

cn ireland
May 11th, 2008, 11:55 AM
Wow that is unusual but brilliant news as it frees up a MDWC for someone else:). Is there a chance that Katie O'Brien might get in automatically aswell?

Babolatpro880
May 11th, 2008, 01:01 PM
Wow that is unusual but brilliant news as it frees up a MDWC for someone else:). Is there a chance that Katie O'Brien might get in automatically aswell?

No, the rankings for the Wimbledon entry lists are tomorrow's rankings, and Katie would need about fifteen people to withdraw to make the main draw.

vadin124
May 11th, 2008, 02:27 PM
:eek:Anne:bounce:

We're the new Russia!:woohoo:

:lol: please

Russia has nothing on us ;)

HenryMag.
May 11th, 2008, 05:10 PM
now, with Wimbledon seeds system, they can give her the 32th seed spot...:lol:

just kidding.

Well done Anne! Nice to see an english doing so well.

Escape
May 11th, 2008, 05:35 PM
Well done Anne :woohoo:
Now make the top 100 :rocker2: :D

markdelaney
May 11th, 2008, 06:45 PM
now, with Wimbledon seeds system, they can give her the 32th seed spot...:lol:

just kidding.

Well done Anne! Nice to see an english doing so well.

Be careful not to upset the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish people :D

jonny84
May 11th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Good to see a Brit get in without a WC. Hopefully Anne has a good draw here and can make a splash.

HenryMag.
May 11th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Be careful not to upset the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish people :D

Oh, I better correct the sentence: "Nice to see a british doing so well."

Ceze
May 11th, 2008, 10:24 PM
congrats Anne :worship: