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fredbdx
Oct 21st, 2008, 07:50 PM
TOP 200 stats
In red girls who are under 20


PENNETTA Flavia –Italy -26 y.o –former best ranking:15 –NEW:14
MEDINA GARRIGUES Anabel -Spain -26 y.o -former best ranking:23 -NEW:22
ZHENG Jie -China -25 y.o -former best ranking:26 -NEW:23
KVITOVA Petra –Czech Republic -18 y.o –former best ranking:56 –NEW:44
NICULESCU Monica -Romania -21 y.o -former best ranking:66 -NEW:59
PAVLYUCHENKOVA Anastasia -Russia -17 y.o -former best ranking:68 -NEW:67
BARROIS Kristina –Germany -27 y.o –former best ranking:103 –NEW:93
HRADECKA Lucie –Czech Republic -25 y.o –former best ranking:120 –NEW:119
SOUTH Melanie –GBR -22 y.o –former best ranking:128 –NEW:123
MAYR Patricia -Austria -21 y.o -former best ranking:136 -NEW:124
JOZAMI Betina –Argentina -20 y.o –former best ranking:155 –NEW:143
LARSSON Johanna -Sweden -20 y.o -former best ranking:157 -NEW:155
SILVA Neuza -Portugal -25 y.o -former best ranking:162 -NEW:160
CABEZA CANDELLA Estrella -Spain -21 y.o –former best ranking:171 –NEW:169
SCHAEFER Anne -Germany -21 y.o –former best ranking:192 –NEW:189
GLATCH Alexa –USA –19 y.o –former best ranking:202 –NEW:194
STOOP Georgie –GBR -20 y.o –former best ranking:200 –NEW:198

My comments:

Petra KVITOVA: The hard hitter teen is about to become the new Czech sensation…all the more her compatriot Vaidisova has been struggling with her game for few months. Last week, the 18 y.o girl made it to the QF as a qualifer at Zurich Tier II $600K. In the qualies, she ousted 6th seed/n°44 in form Pironkova. She keeps playing high level in the MD upsetting local star 6th seed/n°11 Schnyder. A revival 2nd seed/n°4 Ivanovic stopped her progression in Zurich QF.

Monica NICELESCU: Monica has one of the weirdest but also interesting technique in the tour. This girl who is used to hit 2 handed from both sides can also adapt her game hitting one handed slice shots. At 21 y.o, she reached another level as a Top 60 elite. Last week, she made it to the 2nd rd at Zurich Tier II $600K as a qualifer. In the qualies, she beat in straight set up coming star 3rd seed/n°39 Cirstea en route. In the MD, she even did better ousting 7th seed/n°12 Chakvetadze before falling to n°18 Azarenka.

Kristina BARROIS: Kristina’s classical game is starting to pay. At 27 y.o, full of maturity, she’s despatching her cleaning one handed backhand and elegant groundstrokes with efficiency to break the Top 100. She made it after being Runner up at Ortisei $100K challenger ousting 3rd seed/n°65 en route. She sadly had to withdraw in the 2nd set of the final vs local favourite WC n°182 come backer Santangelo.

Patricia MAYR: Who will stop Patricia’s progression. Last week, she captured her 4th ITF titles out of 7 in her career. As Top seed at Reggio Calabria $25K challenger, she didn’t drop a set even in final against 3rd seed/n°195 Schaeffer who only won 2 games.

Betina JOZAMI: Good year for the 20 y.o from Argentina. Starting the year n°299, she’s breaking the Top 150 this week. Two weeks ago, she reached the QF at San Luis Potosi $25K challenger falling to 5th seed/n°231 Piedade. Last week, she even did better making the SF at Toronto $50K challenger losing to 2nd seed/n°115 Dubois.


FASTER MOVEMENTS IN THE TOP 10, 20, 100, 150 and 200


TOP 10:
Venus WILLIAMS n°8 (+1): Venus is back at n°8 after capturing her 2nd title this year out of 38 in her career. Last week, she won Zurich Tier II $600K upsetting 2nd seed/n°4 Ivanovic en route and taking a revenge over n°17 Pennetta in final who beat her last week in Moscow.

TOP 20:
Flavia PENNETTA n°14 (+3): New career high for Flavia who’s been playing her ever best year on the tour starting in January at n°39. Last week, she made it to the final at Zurich $600 K ousting for the 1rst time Top seed/n°1 Jankovic en route before falling to 3rd seed/n°9 Venus Williams.

TOP 50:
Petra KVITOVA n°44 (+13): see above

TOP 100:
Kristina BARROIS n°93 (+17): see above

TOP 150:
Mara SANTANGELO n°138 (+44): Mara was one of the best Italian rising star in 2007 reaching her ever best ranking at n°27. A left foot injury stopped her progression. She came back on the tour in may…and had to play back on the challenger circuit due to her ranking. She’s up 44 places after winning Ortisei $100K as a WC with victories over n°77 Amanmuradova or n°84 Dechy. In final, she only had to win the 1rst set before n°110 Barrois withdrew.

TOP 200:
Alexa GLATCH n°194 (+28): At least, Alexa is breaking the Top 200! This girl was one of the most talented junior player and quickly rose in the pro tour 3 years ago. As many player, she struggled with her confidence and slumped in the ranking. Last week, she captured her 1rst ITF title out of 3 in her career at Toronto $50K ousting 2nd seed/n°115 local favourite Dubois in final.

THAT'S ALL FOLKS, HOPE YOU'LL ENJOY READING THIS THREAD AND DON'T HESITATE TO COMMENT :worship:

Shvedbarilescu
Oct 21st, 2008, 08:14 PM
Coolest week for a while. :)

First and foremost it's just great to see Monica in the top 60 and I don't think the top 50 is more than a few weeks (or even days) away. :bounce:

Also really nice to see veterans Flavia, Jie and Anabel all be rewarded for their great seasons with new career highs. It would be cool if Flavia can become Italy's 1st top 10er of the open period next year. :)

And congrats to Kristina for finally making the top 100. It has been a long time coming and is well deserved. :yeah:

Also as always thanks fredbdx :)

Daniel
Oct 22nd, 2008, 05:57 AM
Thanks fredbdx. nice read.

fredbdx
Oct 22nd, 2008, 07:11 AM
Coolest week for a while. :)

First and foremost it's just great to see Monica in the top 60 and I don't think the top 50 is more than a few weeks (or even days) away. :bounce:

Also really nice to see veterans Flavia, Jie and Anabel all be rewarded for their great seasons with new career highs. It would be cool if Flavia can become Italy's 1st top 10er of the open period next year. :)

And congrats to Kristina for finally making the top 100. It has been a long time coming and is well deserved. :yeah:

Also as always thanks fredbdx :)



I knew Chris that you would be pleased to see Monica's improvement!

and thanks all of you for your cheering!