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Elwin.
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:54 PM
http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/7635/arantxarus20rj4.jpg

:rocker:

Congrats Aran :hearts:

joćo.
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Congrats.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 7th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Oh the QF was enough afterall!

Nice :drool: :cool:
Congrats girl
:worship::worship::worship:

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:03 PM
congrats :)

at least she's won a slam

Libertango
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:04 PM
YAY for Arantxa!

vadin124
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Robson #5...:bounce:

Warrior
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Congrats! Is her game just as good as her looks?

Tennisballova
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Yeehaaaaaaaaa & Congrats !!!:bounce:

Libertango
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Btw, Arantxa? Any Spanish heritage or anything?

Elwin.
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Congrats! Is her game just as good as her looks?

yeah she is good , haven't played much on the pro tour but she's ranked just inside the top 300.
She is going to play some ITF's in the coming weeks ;)

She won the AO, SF at RG, QF at Wimbledon.
She has a nice serve, big forehand. nice volleys
and she is a left handed

Elwin.
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Btw, Arantxa? Any Spanish heritage or anything?

No spanish heritage :p
She just has a Spanish surname ;)

Dawson.
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:41 PM
congrats :yeah: i saw her for the first time at wimbledon and i liked her. she could go far
robson has gone from #36 to #5 :eek:

Libertango
Jul 7th, 2008, 08:48 PM
No spanish heritage :p
She just has a Spanish surname ;)

Both surname/ first name are Spanish?

soomaal
Jul 7th, 2008, 10:07 PM
Go Arantxa, repping for all the nederlanders out there!

OZTENNIS
Jul 7th, 2008, 11:07 PM
Good work Arantxa :)
Congratulations, well deserved

ce
Jul 8th, 2008, 12:12 AM
:yeah:

Cp6uja
Jul 8th, 2008, 12:20 AM
I'm actualy very disappoint with her shedule and career strategy after her AO wins. She simple waste her time and instead improvement she is on same point like six months ago :help:.

She already won juniors slam and reach #2 at start of this season, and now she is #1 junior... but she is 1990... 15 girls from 1990 is currently better ranked than Arantxa because she still waste her time on juniors competition or 25K ITF's.

Playing juniors tournaments or against players out of TOP200 at 25K dont help her to make next step and improve. She played so far in 2008 about 25 matches in junior competition and about 20 in ITF competition (+ 1 WTA match like WC at homeland tournament in Rosmalen) which is more than enough for halfseason, but she managed somehow to play just 3 TOP200 matches and just 1 against players ranked between #100-#200 which is most useful and helpful for her in this phase. 50K, 75K, 100K, tier-IV... that she needs instead 25K and juniors. She simple waste 6 months after her AO win almost for nothing, but i hope in 2nd half of season she will be way smarter (is she have some team around her?).

I watch her match against Jankovic in FED CUP in february and i'm glad what i see from some young prospect. But she must to improve, not to try to continue her domination in juniors competition.

DutchieGirl
Jul 8th, 2008, 12:39 AM
No spanish heritage :p
She just has a Spanish surname ;)
voornaam = first name. ;)

Rus is surely not a Spanish name. :p

DutchieGirl
Jul 8th, 2008, 12:41 AM
Both surname/ first name are Spanish?
No - I think he meant her first name.

Malva
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:21 AM
No spanish heritage :p
She just has a Spanish surname ;)

You mean first name (not surname), and Basque (not Spanish).

Arantxa is a Basque name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arantxa

Libertango
Jul 8th, 2008, 08:34 AM
LOL, I got a bit confused there ... so her first name is Basque, her surname, Dutch, yes?

weary
Jul 8th, 2008, 08:37 AM
Well done Arantxa :)

Wojtek
Jul 8th, 2008, 09:10 AM
i hope she will be better than Krajicek

Malva
Jul 8th, 2008, 09:17 AM
LOL, I got a bit confused there ... so her first name is Basque, her surname, Dutch, yes?

Is her last name Dutch?

Doesn't sound Dutch too me. Maybe one of our Dutch friends can shed some light on Arantxa's origins...

Elwin.
Jul 8th, 2008, 01:56 PM
yeah i meant first name :rolls:

Dawson.
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:38 PM
I'm actualy very disappoint with her shedule and career strategy after her AO wins. She simple waste her time and instead improvement she is on same point like six months ago :help:.

She already won juniors slam and reach #2 at start of this season, and now she is #1 junior... but she is 1990... 15 girls from 1990 is currently better ranked than Arantxa because she still waste her time on juniors competition or 25K ITF's.

Playing juniors tournaments or against players out of TOP200 at 25K dont help her to make next step and improve. She played so far in 2008 about 25 matches in junior competition and about 20 in ITF competition (+ 1 WTA match like WC at homeland tournament in Rosmalen) which is more than enough for halfseason, but she managed somehow to play just 3 TOP200 matches and just 1 against players ranked between #100-#200 which is most useful and helpful for her in this phase. 50K, 75K, 100K, tier-IV... that she needs instead 25K and juniors. She simple waste 6 months after her AO win almost for nothing, but i hope in 2nd half of season she will be way smarter (is she have some team around her?).

I watch her match against Jankovic in FED CUP in february and i'm glad what i see from some young prospect. But she must to improve, not to try to continue her domination in juniors competition.

i agree. what would be your advice to laura robson though? i mean, shes only 14 years old and as far as im aware, doesnt plan to play any matches at tour level this year and just continue with juniors. ula radwanska received 6 wild cards into tour events and qualifying after she won junior wimbledon in 2007 - although that could have been partly due to her famous sister.

i think robson should play a few $10k & $25k's at the end of the year, to try and get a singles ranking.

thegreendestiny
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Btw, Arantxa? Any Spanish heritage or anything?

She was named after Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario, just as Hingis to Navratilova. ;)

sunsfuns
Jul 8th, 2008, 02:47 PM
i agree. what would be your advice to laura robson though? i mean, shes only 14 years old and as far as im aware, doesnt plan to play any matches at tour level this year and just continue with juniors. ula radwanska received 6 wild cards into tour events and qualifying after she won junior wimbledon in 2007 - although that could have been partly due to her famous sister.

i think robson should play a few $10k & $25k's at the end of the year, to try and get a singles ranking.

Robson's situation because of her age is very different. I think she ought to play mostly juniors for another year with few ITF's here and there. No doubt she will get some WC's for British tournaments next year as well.

Remember that the number of senior tournaments she is allowed to play will be very limited until she turns 16...

Play_Suspended
Jul 8th, 2008, 03:33 PM
i think robson should play a few $10k & $25k's at the end of the year, to try and get a singles ranking.

I did hear that she might play shrewsbury in september, but god knows how true that turns out to be. It's a 75k so i'd be surprised if that was her first senior tourny, and so soon as well...

Julian
Jul 8th, 2008, 03:47 PM
so refreshing to see the name Arantxa in a draw again!
Congrats! And cant wait to see how she plays!

Derek.
Jul 8th, 2008, 03:58 PM
She's already almost 17 1/2.

Her fellow 1990 girls are cracking the top 30 these days.

Malva
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:24 PM
i agree. what would be your advice to laura robson though? i mean, shes only 14 years old and as far as im aware, doesnt plan to play any matches at tour level this year and just continue with juniors. ula radwanska received 6 wild cards into tour events and qualifying after she won junior wimbledon in 2007 - although that could have been partly due to her famous sister.

i think robson should play a few $10k & $25k's at the end of the year, to try and get a singles ranking.

This sounds good to me, not that my opinion carries any weight.

She also needs to do really well in the Girls' US Open, like Ula who after winning Wimbledon was there a runner up (and a rather unlucky one, since the victory slipped through her fingers, or better to say, racket). Then wild cards will follow.

Anybody can enlighten me whether Larcher de Brito played either Junior Roland Garros or Wimbledon this year?

Whatzup
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:38 PM
I somewhat agree with the most here. She just had to finish juniors when she won the Australian Open at the beginning of this year and reached the #2. Why playing a whole year juniors, for 3 75k wilcards? If she played more pro tournaments she wouldn't even need those WC's because she has the talent. She already won a 25k tournament this year so I hope her progression in the WTA tour will go on, good luck Arantxa! :)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:49 PM
Her last name is dutch.

sunsfuns
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:51 PM
She also needs to do really well in the Girls' US Open, like Ula who after winning Wimbledon was there a runner up (and a rather unlucky one, since the victory slipped through her fingers, or better to say, racket).

She can't. Supposedly Laura has used up some kind of quota of top junior tournaments (because of her age) and won't be able to play. She will be back in AO, though.

Anybody can enlighten me whether Larcher de Brito played either Junior Roland Garros or Wimbledon this year?

No. After winning last year's Orange Bowl she decided to concentrate on pro tournaments.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:56 PM
Robson's run out of tourns she can play really esp on proper ITF Jr circuit
the juniors now have certain # of tourns that they can play even on junior circuit

its been like this for last 3 yrs or so
ever since a certain Julia Cohen decided to play non stop for week/months on end :tape:

fufuqifuqishahah
Jul 8th, 2008, 05:12 PM
I'm actualy very disappoint with her shedule and career strategy after her AO wins. She simple waste her time and instead improvement she is on same point like six months ago :help:.

She already won juniors slam and reach #2 at start of this season, and now she is #1 junior... but she is 1990... 15 girls from 1990 is currently better ranked than Arantxa because she still waste her time on juniors competition or 25K ITF's.

Playing juniors tournaments or against players out of TOP200 at 25K dont help her to make next step and improve. She played so far in 2008 about 25 matches in junior competition and about 20 in ITF competition (+ 1 WTA match like WC at homeland tournament in Rosmalen) which is more than enough for halfseason, but she managed somehow to play just 3 TOP200 matches and just 1 against players ranked between #100-#200 which is most useful and helpful for her in this phase. 50K, 75K, 100K, tier-IV... that she needs instead 25K and juniors. She simple waste 6 months after her AO win almost for nothing, but i hope in 2nd half of season she will be way smarter (is she have some team around her?).

I watch her match against Jankovic in FED CUP in february and i'm glad what i see from some young prospect. But she must to improve, not to try to continue her domination in juniors competition.

maybe she really wanted that #1 ranking :shrug:

nniels
Jul 8th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Yep, Arantxa wants to end the year as No #1 so she has a chance of getting more WC's for WTA's and such, I guess this is the last year she plays juniors anyway..

Dawson.
Jul 8th, 2008, 11:25 PM
She can't. Supposedly Laura has used up some kind of quota of top junior tournaments (because of her age) and won't be able to play. She will be back in AO, though.


:eek: wow is that true? i heard something somewhere ( i think on the bbc) that she will not do any interviews or media stuff until her next grand slam, the AO. i just figured they made a mistake and meant the USO. so will she not be able to play any junior tournaments for the rest of the year?

DutchieGirl
Jul 9th, 2008, 12:52 AM
Is her last name Dutch?

Doesn't sound Dutch too me. Maybe one of our Dutch friends can shed some light on Arantxa's origins...
:shrug: Rus = a Russian in Dutch. Not a common Dutch last name though.

RandomShot
Jul 9th, 2008, 01:40 AM
Congrats :)