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Embittered
May 9th, 2010, 08:39 PM
Already one of the biggest names in women's tennis, this fifteen year old from Madagascar is the African junior champion in singles and doubles. Can she now step up to the next level?

Embittered
May 11th, 2010, 10:23 PM
Good start to the European adventure, though this may be Zarah's last win for a while...

KournikovaFan91
Jun 29th, 2010, 02:58 AM
Hope she can step up to the big time. Her name will cause umpires and commentators so many problems.

I imagine commentators will just call her Zarah :lol:

Embittered
Sep 30th, 2010, 07:43 PM
Article about the "ITF Team" of which Zarah has been a part: http://www.itftennis.com/development/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=21745

It's been tough going for Zarah in the slams so far. She's safe for AO girls' entry, but if she doesn't get some points on the board there, she'll have to go back to winning weak African G2s if she wants to play RG.:devil:

coetzergambill
Oct 8th, 2010, 09:34 AM
so gl to you zarah, get some more points!

Embittered
Jan 15th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Now I've found L'Express de Madagascar...

Zarah Interview ("I lack the money to move forward"): http://www.lexpressmada.com/4817/zarah-razafimahatratra-madagascar/19980--il-me-manque-de-l-argent-pour-progresser-.html

Zarah finds a sponsor at last: http://www.lexpressmada.com/tennis-madagascar/19981-zarah-trouve-enfin-un-sponsor.html

coetzergambill
Jan 16th, 2011, 01:24 PM
hey, that's good to hear that she found a sponsor! now gl in the next tournaments!

coetzergambill
Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:19 PM
http://les-nouvelles.com/spip.php?article7183

http://www.lexpressmada.com/4820/tennis-madagascar/20059-andritokiana-champion.html

http://www.lexpressmada.com/4823/tennis-madagascar/20195-l-etat-soutient-zarah.html (the state supports zarah)

Embittered
Apr 1st, 2011, 07:59 PM
Zarah has easily defended her AJC warm-up finalist's points, beating old rival Fourouclas in the SF. She faces another old rival, Abbes, in the final.

Le Tenisse
Apr 1st, 2011, 08:03 PM
WTA an ITF should do something to support tennis players that don´t have the finnacial support that other countries take for granted. It would help to make tennis more international.

Freakan
Apr 1st, 2011, 08:46 PM
I'm pretty sure she'll get a WC for Olympic Games ;)

coetzergambill
Apr 2nd, 2011, 07:27 PM
zarah won the final easily 62 62! congrats zarah. gl in the next tournament!

coetzergambill
Apr 3rd, 2011, 08:51 PM
34th African Closed Junior Championships 2011

R1: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) vs bye
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) vs Tumisang MADISA (BOT) or Vimbai Patience UGARO (ZIM)

ptitnavet
Apr 3rd, 2011, 09:46 PM
Zarah :yeah:

Embittered
Apr 4th, 2011, 08:26 AM
Zarah impériale face à Nour Abbes (http://www.lexpressmada.com/tennis-botswana-madagascar/22319-zarah-imperiale-face-a-nour-abbes.html)

« C’était un bon tournoi dans la mesure où je l’ai gagné bien sûr, mais mon objectif sera de défendre mon titre de championne d’Afrique cette semaine. La Tunisienne Ons Jabeur, numéro 10 mondiale, n’est pas en lice dans les championnats d’Afrique et c’est un peu dommage. J’aurai, bien aimé jouer une finale contre elle, mais j’espère avoir d’autres occasions de jouer contre elle », explique Zarah, jointe par messagerie électronique.

coetzergambill
Apr 5th, 2011, 07:53 AM
R1 doubles:

CHANGAWA (KEN)/DAWDA (KEN) Vs ANDRIAMANANARIVO (MAD)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD)

coetzergambill
Apr 5th, 2011, 09:18 PM
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) def Vimbai Patience UGARO (ZIM) 60 61 :)
QF: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) Vs Fatyha BERJANE (MAR)

doubles:
R1: ANDRIAMANANARIVO (MAD)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) def CHANGAWA (KEN)/DAWDA (KEN) 61 63
QF: ANDRIAMANANARIVO (MAD)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) Vs GHOSH (MRI)/N'TCHA (BEN) (4)

congrats zarah, gl in both QF's

coetzergambill
Apr 5th, 2011, 10:02 PM
http://www.lexpressmada.com/4884/tennis-botswana-madagascar/22319-zarah-imperiale-face-a-nour-abbes.html

article about zarah winning the tournament last week.

btw, zarah back in the top 30, going up from no.32 to no. 29 this week! come on zarah, keep improving!

coetzergambill
Apr 6th, 2011, 06:54 PM
QF: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) def Fatyha BERJANE (MAR) 76(6) 61
SF: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) Vs Mai EL KAMASH (EGY) (4)

doubles: GHOSH (MRI)/N'TCHA (BEN) (4) def ANDRIAMANANARIVO (MAD)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) 76(6) 76(2) :hug:

gl in the SF, zarah!

Embittered
Apr 8th, 2011, 08:30 AM
The latest articles from Dina Razafimahatratra
http://www.lexpressmada.com/tennis-championnats-d-afrique-junior-madagascar/22426-zarah-qualifiee-en-demi-finales.html
http://www.lexpressmada.com/tennis-botswana-madagascar/22470-zarah-se-hisse-en-finale.html
Zarah se hisse en finale
Crumbs, Dina, some of us don't have much French, can you avoid worrying sounding phrases like "se hisse"?

I think it's good news. Zarah won in three sets. The author didn't know who won the other semi. There's also going to be a team tournament tomorrow to decide Africa's representative in the Junior Fed Cup. (So there's no chance of Zarah being able to sign in for the Jo'burg 100K+H.)

coetzergambill
Apr 8th, 2011, 09:26 AM
The latest articles from Dina Razafimahatratra
http://www.lexpressmada.com/tennis-championnats-d-afrique-junior-madagascar/22426-zarah-qualifiee-en-demi-finales.html
http://www.lexpressmada.com/tennis-botswana-madagascar/22470-zarah-se-hisse-en-finale.html
Zarah se hisse en finale
Crumbs, Dina, some of us don't have much French, can you avoid worrying sounding phrases like "se hisse"?

I think it's good news. Zarah won in three sets. The author didn't know who won the other semi. There's also going to be a team tournament tomorrow to decide Africa's representative in the Junior Fed Cup. (So there's no chance of Zarah being able to sign in for the Jo'burg 100K+H.)

hmmm, what a shame, would have been a good chance for her to try and compete at the itf level! but at least she's into the final!
I'm doing an intership at the hessian tennis federation right now until september 30th. and in june we'll be hosting the 19th itf offenbach junior event and zarah played here last year, so i hope she comes back this year so i can see her play and maybe take some pictures or even talk to her! we'll see.
now i wish her the best for the final!

Embittered
Apr 8th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Zarah retains her African junior singles title, beating Nour Abbes in straight sets in the final.

coetzergambill
Apr 9th, 2011, 01:25 PM
:bounce:
congrats zarah, such good results in the last weeks. she's been playing quite good. here are her results from this year after getting a sponsor and getting back on the tour:

1. Tournament: R1
2. Tournament: Final
3. Tournament: Winner
4. Tournament: Winner

keep it up zarah, gl in the next tournaments!

Embittered
Apr 9th, 2011, 06:10 PM
Zarah has a WCM for Jo'burg, and a very favourable first round draw!

I'd seen the SA Tennis story (http://www.satennis.co.za/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=406:todays-news-from-around-the-globe&catid=44:latest-news&Itemid=176) about the wild cards, and they were all for South Africans. Chanel Simmonds must have moved into the MD in her own right, and they gave her WC to Zarah.

20 WTA points and a ranking for Zarah if she beats Lynn Kiro.

coetzergambill
Apr 10th, 2011, 11:21 AM
100k +H Johannesburg:

R1: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (WC) vs Lynn KIRO (RSA) (WC)

gl zarah, get some md wins and ranking points!

coetzergambill
Apr 11th, 2011, 01:01 PM
even though zarah defended her title this week, won a title last week and reached the final the week before, she is down in the rankings from no. 29 to no. 31.....gl this week in jo'burg, get some md wins at the itf level!

Le Tenisse
Apr 12th, 2011, 05:14 AM
Awesome chance for her.

coetzergambill
Apr 12th, 2011, 03:13 PM
:bounce: :woohoo:

R1: (wc)Zarah Razafimahatratra (MAD) d. (wc)Lynn Kiro (RSA) 64 62

yay, what a great win for her! come zarah, now get some more md victories!

ptitnavet
Apr 12th, 2011, 06:41 PM
Zarah :yeah: Keep going!

Le Tenisse
Apr 13th, 2011, 04:13 AM
Juicy points for her ranking. Hopefully she will have her chance on bigger stages soon.

Embittered
Apr 13th, 2011, 08:31 AM
Interview with Zarah: http://www.lexpressmada.com/zarah-razafimahatratra-madagascar/22600--l-ideal-serait-un-contrat-programme-avec-l-etat-.html

Money still a problem. Playing RG and USO, would like to play Wimbledon and AO but that's not certain.

coetzergambill
Apr 13th, 2011, 08:56 PM
R2: Corinna DENTONI (ITA) (7) def Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) 63 60 :hug:

at least she won her first match at the itf level and gets 20 ranking points and some money for it! hope she can continue with her good form. she will travel to europe for three month. hope she can win a lot more matches! gl zarah!

coetzergambill
Apr 18th, 2011, 09:45 AM
after winning the first round in jo'burg last week, zarah has a singles ranking of no. 791 this week congrats zarah, keep it up!

coetzergambill
Apr 18th, 2011, 09:53 AM
two more articles about zarah:

http://www.lexpressmada.com/4891/tennis-madagascar/22573-ramamonjisoa-choye-zarah.html

says that she received money from a minister because she won the african junior champoinships again...and that her parents can't support her because they have no money and poor living conditions....

http://www.lexpressmada.com/4891/tennis-madagascar/22572-zarah-primee-par-l-etat.html

Embittered
Apr 22nd, 2011, 10:57 AM
Zarah's story: http://www.lexpressmada.com/portrait-madagascar/22857-claudia-et-julien-razafimahatratra-modestes-parents-de-championne.html

Hopefully between my rather limited French and Google's sometimes eccentric translations, I got the gist.

She's the eldest of six siblings. Dad Julien used to play but misfortune prevented him from progressing far, so he promised himself that at least one of his children would become a great champion.

...

Karl Davies, l'expert de la Fédération internationale de tennis qui l'a repérée par un bel après-midi de 2007, a confié à L'Hebdo de Madagascar (numéro du vendredi 15 au jeudi 251 avril) que c'était sa
« volonté plutôt que sa technique de frappe ou son jeu de jambe » qui l'a fasciné.
« Quand j'ai vu Zarah sur le terrain se dépenser à 200%, je me suis dit, cette joueuse-là, elle a de l'avenir », raconte-t-il encore à L'Hebdo de Madagascar.

coetzergambill
May 9th, 2011, 09:25 AM
G1 33rd Torneo Internazionale "Citta' Di Santa Croce" Mauro Sabatini 2011:

Zarah seeded no. 9 and got a bye in round 1. R2 against vasilyeva or bianco. go zarah, keep up the good form and get some more wins!

coetzergambill
May 12th, 2011, 11:30 AM
G1: 33rd Torneo Internazionale "Citta' Di Santa Croce" Mauro Sabatini 2011

R1: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (9) BYE
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (9) def Liubov VASILYEVA (RUS) 62 60
R3: Anna Karolina SCHMIEDLOVA (SVK) (5) def Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (9) 75 46 63

:hug: a close one, good fight against the no. 5 seed!

R1: ECHEVERRIA ALAM (USA)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) def BIANCO (SUI)/KAPITANY (HUN) 62 64
R2: KHROMACHEVA (RUS)/KREJCIKOVA (CZE) (4) def ECHEVERRIA ALAM (USA)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) 61 61

and at least one win in doubles! keep it up zarah! have a nice and successful time here in europe!

coetzergambill
May 12th, 2011, 11:32 AM
zarah no. 14 on the entry list at the 52nd Trofeo Bonfiglio 2011, category GA, next week!
gl zarah!

coetzergambill
May 13th, 2011, 11:33 AM
yay, just saw that zarah is no.5 on the entry list for the G1 Offenbach Tournament starting june 7th at the hessian tennis federation. i'm working there so i'll be at the tournament! hope i don't have too much to do so i can watch zarah play and take some pictures! and hope she wins a lot of matches, so i can see her play a few times!

coetzergambill
May 15th, 2011, 09:43 PM
Category GA: 52nd Trofeo Bonfiglio 2011

RAZAFIMAHATRATRA, Zarah (MAD) 16
vs
GONZALEZ, Domenica (ECU)

Q HADDAD MAIA, Beatriz (BRA)
vs
DEWAR, Tristen Z. (USA)

LARSEN, Sonja (GER)
vs
KAN, Victoria (RUS)

WC BRESCIA, Georgia (ITA)
vs
GONZALEZ, Montserrat (PAR) 4

gl zarah, get some more wins!

coetzergambill
May 17th, 2011, 08:28 PM
R1: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (16) def Domenica GONZALEZ (ECU) 75 62
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (16) Vs Beatriz HADDAD MAIA (BRA)

R1: SHARIPOVA (UZB)/TIG (ROU) def POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (7) 26 62 [10-2] :hug:

gl in singles now! get some more wins!

coetzergambill
May 18th, 2011, 10:03 PM
awwwww, sadly, zarah lost in R2 :(

Beatriz HADDAD MAIA (BRA) def Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (16) 75 46 61

hoping for better results at the FO! come on zarah!

Embittered
May 19th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Bad day at the office, it seems: onto Belgium.
http://www.courrierdemada.com/mg/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17047:tennis--52e-trophee-bonfiglio--zarah-eliminee-au-2e-tour&catid=38:sport&Itemid=64

Zarah Razafimahatratra n'a pas cherché d'excuse pour expliquer son élimination hier au second tour du 52e trophée Bonfiglio. D'autant plus que son vis-à-vis à ce stade de compétition, la Brésilienne Beatriz Haddad Maia, est loin d'être une foudre de guerre. "Je ne sais pas ce qui m'est arrivé aujourd'hui (ndlr : hier) mais j'ai vraiment mal joué", avoue la championne d'Afrique junior en titre, jointe au téléphone. Sa narration sur le déroulement de ce match qu' elle a perdu en deux sets à un, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1, confirme ses dires. "J'ai déjà mené 4 à 1 à la première manche mais comme j'ai commis beaucoup de fautes directes, mon adversaire a fini par la remporter". Même physionomie au second set où Zarah a eu du mal pour conclure malgré une avance de quatre jeux, 5-1.

"Je pense avoir déjà retourné la page de ce circuit italien. Je vais me concentrer sur les deux prochains tournois, celui de Belgique et de Roland Garros", relativise Zarah Razafimahatratra. Bien que battue au premier tour à l'édition 2010 de Roland Garros, la Malgache se dit aguerrie pour mieux l'affronter cette année. Croisons les doigts.

coetzergambill
May 20th, 2011, 10:11 AM
gl zarah!

coetzergambill
May 24th, 2011, 09:31 AM
47th Astrid Bowl Charleroi, Belgian International Junior Championships 2011:

R1: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (9) BYE
R2: Eri HOZUMI (JPN) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (9)

gl zarah, get some wins before the FO!

R1: POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) BYE
R2: CAPOUET (BEL)/VLAHINIC (CRO) Vs POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

coetzergambill
May 25th, 2011, 09:31 AM
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (9) def Eri HOZUMI (JPN) 63 62
R3: Kimberley-Ann SURIN (CAN) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (9)

gl zarah, it's a good draw against a LL. come on zarah, take that chance!

R2: POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) def CAPOUET (BEL)/VLAHINIC (CRO) 63 76(2)
QF: MAKAROVA (USA)/SASNOVICH (BLR) (5) Vs POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

gl girls!

coetzergambill
May 26th, 2011, 10:09 AM
R3: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (9) def Kimberley-Ann SURIN (CAN) 57 62 62 :bounce:
QF: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (9) Vs Ons JABEUR (TUN) (2)

go zarah, get the upset!

QF: MAKAROVA (USA)/SASNOVICH (BLR) (5) def POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) 61 46 [10-5] :(

would hav expected at little more! so now give your best in singles, zarah!

Embittered
May 26th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Zarah lost to Ons Jabeur yet again.:tears: First two sets close, Jabeur ran away with the third.

coetzergambill
May 26th, 2011, 02:07 PM
:sad:

but at least a QF for zarah this time!

so better luck at the FO next week, win some matches this year, zarah!

coetzergambill
May 27th, 2011, 12:03 PM
QF: Ons JABEUR (TUN) (2) def Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (9) 76(3) 57 61

:hug: so close. but zarah seems to be in good from, so keep it up zarah!

Embittered
May 28th, 2011, 05:45 PM
Zarah has drawn 7th seed Yulia Putintseva in R1 of the FOG, and plays tomorrow (3rd on court 5).

coetzergambill
May 28th, 2011, 09:23 PM
oh no, what a bad draw. hope zarah can pull off the upset!

go zarah!

Embittered
May 29th, 2011, 04:56 PM
Zarah lost in 3 :(

Playing with young American Christina Makarova in the doubles and faces her frequent doubles partner Ganna Poznikhirenko, who is part of the 6th seeded team, in R1.

coetzergambill
May 30th, 2011, 07:58 AM
:(

gl in doubles, at least get a win there!

Embittered
May 30th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Zarah Razafimahatratra making Madagascar proud: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2011-05-30/201105301306766864090.html

Or a slightly different version in French: http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/articles/2011-05-30/201105301306759744659.html

coetzergambill
May 31st, 2011, 10:06 AM
nice article. hope she reaches her goals and is able to turn pro! gl for your doubles match today, zarah!

coetzergambill
Jun 1st, 2011, 10:51 AM
she lost her doubles match in three sets 26 64 4-10 :( another close one :hug:

but now gl in offenbach next week! i'm really excited, because i will be there and i will be helping to organize everything, so i hope i can meet zarah or at least see her play and take some nice pictures! better luck than last year, zarah!

coetzergambill
Jun 6th, 2011, 12:21 PM
i'm quite excited right now, i'm going to meet zarah today at the G1 ITf tournament in offenbach! today is the MD sing-in. hope she can do some damage this year! go zarah!

coetzergambill
Jun 6th, 2011, 09:27 PM
just met her and took some pictures with her and i even got an autograph. she was really nice and smiling a lot, laughing a lot. but at first, of course, she was quite surprised when i came to her and asked her if i could talk to her. she was so surprised that i knew who she was, but like i said, she was so nice! her draw is ok, 1r is a bye, 2nd round will be either against scholten (WC) or katsitadze (Q). 3rd round would be against zhao. come on zarah, win some matches this year!

coetzergambill
Jun 8th, 2011, 08:13 AM
Zarah playing her singles and doubles match today! so i'll go and watch her play and cheer for her! hope she's fine. she told me yesterday that she feels some pain in her ankle, so she didn't practice yesterday afternoon, only in the morning. but go zarah!

R2: Mayya KATSITADZE (RUS)(Q) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (6)
R2: BRADY (USA) / HERRING (USA) Vs RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) / ZHAO (CAN) (4)

coetzergambill
Jun 8th, 2011, 03:06 PM
oh no, zarah just lost her 2nd round match. it was soooooooo close. she lost 46 75 46 :sad:

in the first set, she made too many errors. in the second set, she played great and in the third, she was leading 43 and had a few breakpoints for 53, but couldn't convert them. then, her nerves kicked in and she made too many mistakes again and lost the match! she was really upset when she left the court and was crying.... :hug:

hope she wins at least her doubles match. i'll go and watch it, too, and cheer her on!

come on zarah!

Embittered
Jun 8th, 2011, 06:52 PM
oh no, zarah just lost her 2nd round match. it was soooooooo close. she lost 46 75 46 :sad:

in the first set, she made too many errors. in the second set, she played great and in the third, she was leading 43 and had a few breakpoints for 53, but couldn't convert them. then, her nerves kicked in and she made too many mistakes again and lost the match! she was really upset when she left the court and was crying.... :hug:

hope she wins at least her doubles match. i'll go and watch it, too, and cheer her on!

come on zarah!
Zarah:hug:

coetzergambill
Jun 8th, 2011, 09:40 PM
she lost her doubles match, too. they lost 67 06 :hug:

i couldn't watch the complete match because my boss wanted me to do something, but i got to see the last few games, and zarah looked a lot more confident and played much better. after the match we had dinner together and had a long and nice talk. she told me she really wasn't pleased with the way she played in her singles match, but she had pain in her ankle and so she couldn't move to her backhand very well.....now she's going to roehampton and the wimbledon. then maybe at the end of the year she'll go to the united states again with the itf team, but she's not sure, beacuse she wants to try her luck on the itf circuit and play some 10k's and 25k's in egypt, she doesn't want to play so much juniors anymore. and with her ranking now she can enter 10k's and 25k's directly and doesn't have to qualify anymore...so she's not sure yet what she'll do.

but i wish her all the best. she's such a nice and funny girl, always laughing, smiling, and really easy going! all the best for you, zarah!

better luck in the next weeks!

coetzergambill
Jun 8th, 2011, 10:02 PM
here're some pictures i made from her singles match today. sorry for the bad quality but i had to take the pictures through a fence....

coetzergambill
Jun 14th, 2011, 12:29 PM
zarah no. 17 on the entry list in roehampton next week. gl zarah, hope her foot is ok again until then.....

Embittered
Jun 16th, 2011, 07:14 PM
Offenbach : Arrêt de Zarah au 2e tour (http://www.courrierdemada.com/mg/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17718%3Atennis--19e-international-offenbach--arret-de-zarah-au-2e-tour&Itemid=81)
A chaque élimination, elle n'a jamais perdu en deux sets sec. "A mon avis, c'est une question de mental", tente d'expliquer son père en révélant que c'est le point faible de sa progéniture. "A force de disputer des rencontres décisives, elle finira pas remonter cet handicap et d'évacuer la peur bleue de conclure", relativise quand même Julien Razafimahatratra. La narration de Zarah sur les péripéties de ses défaites conforte cette thèse parentale. "Il m'arrive de mener 40 à15 mais je n'arrive pas avoir le jeu. Ce qui, dès fois entraîne un énervement destructif", reconnaît la junior malgache, 32e au classement mondial de sa catégorie.

coetzergambill
Jun 19th, 2011, 08:18 AM
G1 Roehampton:

zarah's part of the draw:

Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (15) Vs Catherine HARRISON (USA)
Elena-Teodora CADAR (ROU) Vs Francesca STEPHENSON (GBR)
Riko SAWAYANAGI (JPN) Vs Ekaterina SEMENOVA (RUS)
Demi SCHUURS (NED) Vs Eugenie BOUCHARD (CAN) (2)

first two rounds should be winnable, as long as ahe doesn't start thinking too much at the end! better luck this time zarah and stay positive!

coetzergambill
Jun 20th, 2011, 09:39 AM
R1: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (15) def Catherine HARRISON (USA) 63 16 63
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (15) Vs Francesca STEPHENSON (GBR) (WC)

:bounce: yeah, zarah finally won a three set match! hope she can keep winning! gl in R2!

R1: MIN (USA) / NAUTA (USA) Vs MAKAROVA (USA) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (8)

tough draw in doubles, but hope she wins, too! go zarah!

Embittered
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:42 PM
Zarah lost 3-6 1-6 to Fran in R2:(

coetzergambill
Jun 20th, 2011, 09:51 PM
and also lost in R1 in doubles :(

MIN (USA) / NAUTA (USA) defeated MAKAROVA (USA) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (8) 6-3 6-3

but maybe she has gained some confidence and match practice on grass for wimbledon! hope she gets a good draw this time and can win her first grand slam match! go zarah!

coetzergambill
Jun 25th, 2011, 02:18 PM
Wimbledon R1:

Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) Vs Patricia KU FLORES (PER)

go zarah!

Embittered
Jun 25th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Victory

coetzergambill
Jun 25th, 2011, 08:22 PM
yeah :bounce: congrats for your first grand slam win, zarah! 62 62 is a very solid result.keep it up! now gl in round 2! and gl in doubles:

Daneika Borthwick GBR
Ruth Seaborne GBR
v
Victoria Duval USA (5)
Zarah Razafimahatratra MAD (5)

Qalahari
Jun 25th, 2011, 08:40 PM
Keep going :bounce:

coetzergambill
Jun 28th, 2011, 09:45 AM
gl for your matches today, zarah. she plays the 2nd match on court no. 9 in singles and the last match on court no. 16 in doubles! go zarah!

coetzergambill
Jun 28th, 2011, 01:38 PM
zarah is trailing 1-4 first set. now play is suspended due to rain, and the weather forecast predicts rain for the rest of the day. so it seems they'll be playing tomorrow, or if the rain stops later today, maybe they can finish their match but she won't play doubles today for sure! go zarah, get some good advice from your coach and turn the match around!

coetzergambill
Jun 28th, 2011, 09:37 PM
she lost 26 16 :( but at least she won her first grand slam match! now gl in doubles! they're seeded no.5, hope they can win their match. they play the last match on court 5 tomorrow! go zarah!

coetzergambill
Jun 29th, 2011, 06:34 PM
yay, she won her doubles match with victoria duval 61 64. congrats and gl in R2! they got a great draw, there're only unseeded teams in their section, so go zarah!

Embittered
Jun 30th, 2011, 09:26 AM
Tennis / Zarah Razafimahatratra : Fin du périple européen (http://www.courrierdemada.com/mg/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18314:tennis-zarah-razafimahatratra-fin-du-periple-europeen&catid=38:sport&Itemid=64)
"Après ce déplacement en Europe, Zarah Razafimahatratra rejoindra ses bases en Afrique du Sud avant d'attaquer au début du mois d'août les circuits en Amérique dont le prestigieux U.S.Open. Une dernière ligne droite pour atteindre l'objectif qu'elle s'est fixée en début d'année : terminer dans le top 10 mondial."

coetzergambill
Jun 30th, 2011, 05:47 PM
lost 36 36 in doubles :(

gl now for the rest of the year, zarah!

Embittered
Jun 30th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Zarah:sad:

coetzergambill
Jul 6th, 2011, 12:24 PM
just an update on zarah: she just told me that she'll be leaving for florida in 3 weeks for some futures and then travel in the states for three month and play the US open. so gl to her! go zarah, collect some more points!

Embittered
Jul 23rd, 2011, 10:42 AM
Tiny mention for Zarah in this: What does the future hold for African tennis? (http://edition.cnn.com/2011/SPORT/tennis/07/22/tennis.africa.anderson.huber/)

Embittered
Jul 24th, 2011, 07:46 PM
Zarah playing the G4 in Pretoria:eek:

coetzergambill
Jul 25th, 2011, 09:46 AM
strange....thought she'd make the trip to the states....

coetzergambill
Jul 26th, 2011, 11:45 AM
R1: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) def Huibre-Mare BOTES (RSA) 60 60
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) Vs Jessica SIMPSON (RSA)

R1: KUBHEKA (RSA)/OPARISON (NGR) Vs GRACE (RSA)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

go zarah! win these matches and get some ranking points!

coetzergambill
Jul 26th, 2011, 09:02 PM
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) defeated Jessica SIMPSON (RSA) 6-3 6-0
QF: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) Vs Jesse Norah GRACE (RSA) (6)

R1: GRACE (RSA) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated KUBHEKA (RSA) / OPARISON (NGR) 6-1 6-1
QF: DZENGA (ZIM) / SNAJBERKOVA (CZE) Vs GRACE (RSA) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

go zarah!

coetzergambill
Jul 27th, 2011, 07:59 PM
QF: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) defeated Jesse Norah GRACE (RSA) (6) 6-2 6-3
SF: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) Vs Ilze HATTINGH (RSA) (5)


QF: GRACE (RSA) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated DZENGA (ZIM) / SNAJBERKOVA (CZE) 6-1 6-1
SF: HATTINGH (RSA) / VAN ZYL (RSA) (3) Vs GRACE (RSA) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

go zarah, win both titles!

coetzergambill
Jul 28th, 2011, 04:38 PM
SF: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) defeated Ilze HATTINGH (RSA) (5) 7-6(3) 6-7(4) 6-2
F: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) Vs Kerstin GRESSMANN (NAM)

wow, that was a close SF. now win the title, zarah!

SF: GRACE (RSA) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated HATTINGH (RSA) / VAN ZYL (RSA) (3) 7-5 7-5
F: JOUBERT (RSA) / MOOLMAN (NAM) Vs GRACE (RSA) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

and also a close doubles SF. gl zarah!

coetzergambill
Jul 31st, 2011, 01:05 PM
as expected, zarah won the singles and doubles title! congrats!

F:
Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) defeated Kerstin GRESSMANN (NAM) 6-0 6-0
GRACE (RSA) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated JOUBERT (RSA) / MOOLMAN (NAM) 7-5 6-2

Embittered
Sep 3rd, 2011, 10:03 PM
After an unhappy showing at the Canadian Open, Zarah draws white hot Francoise Abanda in R1 of the USO. :(

coetzergambill
Sep 5th, 2011, 07:45 AM
:(
come on zarah, start to make some trouble on the international level, not only in africa!

coetzergambill
Sep 5th, 2011, 07:55 AM
USO R1 in doubles with zhao again, this time against Hayley Carter/Julia Elbaba. maybe she can win at least that match to get some points!

coetzergambill
Sep 6th, 2011, 09:23 AM
lost 36 16 :(

coetzergambill
Sep 12th, 2011, 12:28 PM
but at least she reached the 2nd round in doubles, but lost in round 2 67 26.

Embittered
Sep 12th, 2011, 11:36 PM
Zarah trying to make something of her North American tour at a Canadian G3. She beat Chypyha in R1 and her reward is a match against Chypyha.

coetzergambill
Sep 13th, 2011, 09:05 AM
come on zarah, get some more wins!

R2: Devin CHYPYHA (CAN) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

doubles:
R1: POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated LEPINAY (CAN) / SULZ (CAN) 6-1 6-2
QF: SCHOLL (USA) / STEFFENSEN (USA) Vs POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

go zarah!

coetzergambill
Sep 14th, 2011, 12:29 PM
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated Devin CHYPYHA (CAN) 6-4 6-4
QF: Katrine Isabel STEFFENSEN (USA) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

allez zarah!

QF: POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated SCHOLL (USA)/STEFFENSEN (USA) 5-7 6-1 [10-5]
SF: ECHEVERRIA ALAM (USA)/MOROZOVA (USA) (4) Vs POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

keep going zarah! she dropped in the rankings from around no. 30 to no. 41 this week, so she needs the points to climb up again!

coetzergambill
Sep 15th, 2011, 10:56 AM
QF: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated Katrine Isabel STEFFENSEN (USA) 6-3 6-2
SF: Chalena SCHOLL (USA) (8) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

doubles:

SF: POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated ECHEVERRIA ALAM (USA)/MOROZOVA (USA) (4) 4-6 6-2 [10-6]
F: LIANG (CAN)/ROUTLIFFE (CAN) Vs POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

go zarah! as far as i understand, she needs to get at least to the final in both singles and doubles to get enough points so that it counts as one of her six best tournaments and they add the points. if so, she'll move up a little in the rankings because of her final in doubles...and if she wins one or both events, she'll move up even further! so gl zarah!

coetzergambill
Sep 16th, 2011, 12:00 PM
SF: Chalena SCHOLL (USA) (8) defeated Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) 6-3 6-3

F: POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) def LIANG (CAN)/ROUTLIFFE (CAN) 6-2 6-3

a pity she lost in singles, but she'll gain at least some ranking points from her doubles victory! keep it up, zarah!

Embittered
Nov 28th, 2011, 11:21 PM
Zarah enters the lists at the Eddie Herr: http://www.tennisinformation.com/tourny/5/2/0/5/7/1/6/draw-10-m2.asp

Not a great draw.

coetzergambill
Nov 29th, 2011, 12:27 PM
gl zarah, get some wins this time! and also playing doubles:

R1: POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) 4 vs OSTAPENKO (LAT) / SINIAKOVA (CZE)

good draw, get some points!

coetzergambill
Nov 30th, 2011, 09:12 AM
R1: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (10) defeated Peggy PORTER (USA) 6-3 3-6 6-1
R2: Danielle Rose COLLINS (USA) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (10)

congrats zarah, finally a good win overseas again! now keep it up and gl for doubles too, you need those points!

Embittered
Nov 30th, 2011, 10:12 AM
A good win, Porter won 15 in a row not so long ago, but not as good as I thought: tennislink still has her playing Hardebeck!

Well done, Zarah.

Embittered
Dec 1st, 2011, 08:22 AM
Zarah was soundly beaten by Collins.:(

Short article with Zarah's upcoming schedule: http://www.lexpressmada.com/tennis-circuit-itf-junior-madagascar/29681-belle-prestation-de-zarah.html

coetzergambill
Dec 1st, 2011, 11:24 AM
R2: Danielle Rose COLLINS (USA) defeated Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (10) 6-1 6-2

:eek:

expected a little more, if not to say a win......

R1: OSTAPENKO (LAT) / SINIAKOVA (CZE) defeated POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (4) 6-3 7-5

and also lost in doubles in R1 :sad:

coetzergambill
Dec 5th, 2011, 01:29 PM
Orange Bowl:

R1:
RAZAFIMAHATRATRA, Zarah (MAD) 11 vs CRAWFORD, Samantha (USA)

go zarah, win some matches this time!

Embittered
Dec 5th, 2011, 10:45 PM
Bad news (http://twitter.com/#!/usta/status/143796664891736064):
Samantha Crawford, who trains fulltime with the USTA in Boca Raton, upsets No. 11 Razafimahatratra of Egypt 6-0, 6-3 #OB10s

coetzergambill
Dec 7th, 2011, 11:12 AM
and zarah also lost in doubles in R1 :sad:

Embittered
Dec 11th, 2011, 10:48 PM
This just came up in Google Alerts: http://www.laverite.mg/index.php/sport-madagascar/30397-tennis-zarah-au-bord-dun-renvoi

Bad news, if there's any truth to it. Not that my French is up to understanding it, especially at this time on a Sunday evening, but Google translate gives the gist. Here's the opening para in its inimitable prose.
The failure of the Malagasy may be costly to Razafimahatratra Zarah. Market in South African tennis academy (Sata) in Pretoria, the African Junior Champion twice, may no longer join the center on his return from the U.S. tour, according to the noises heard in South Africa.

I wonder if Zarah has any US college tennis irons in the fire.

coetzergambill
Dec 12th, 2011, 09:50 AM
:help::eek:

hope she finds a way to continue to play....gl zarah! i'll try to talk to her on facebook, maybe she gives me some details.

coetzergambill
Dec 18th, 2011, 04:17 PM
just talked to zarah. she said she is 80% sure she'll move to miami! she said it's sponsored by the itf. they want her to move there because of the better training and tournament opportunities. and she said she really likes it there and she's happy to move there. the center is called ClubMed Academi. and she said she's still looking for a sponsor for the future. i wish her all the best! and i'll keep you all updated! :)

Embittered
Dec 18th, 2011, 07:24 PM
Thanks for the update:)

coetzergambill
Dec 26th, 2011, 08:09 AM
GA Abierto Juvenil Mexicano 2012:

here's zarahs part of the draw:

Deborah KERFS (BEL) (8) Vs Arntza Eriem RIVAS IBARRA (MEX)
Blair SHANKLE (USA) Vs Quetzali Dafne VAZQUEZ MONTESINOS (MEX)
Maria Paulina PEREZ GARCIA (COL) Vs Ana Luisa PEREZ LOPEZ (MEX)
Elena MALTSEVA (RUS) Vs Katy DUNNE (GBR) (11)
Valeria PATIUK (ISR) (13) Vs Carmen Araceli CORDOBA (MEX)
Cecilie Lundgaard MELSTED (DEN) Vs Isabel PALACIOS-MACEDO (MEX)
Karen ALVAREZ (MEX) Vs Kristina CHASOVSKIKH (RUS)
PAULINA LEWANDOWSKA (POL) Vs Kyle MCPHILLIPS (USA) (4)
Varvara FLINK (RUS) (5) Vs Valeria FRANCO (MEX)
Carmen BLANCO (VEN) Vs June LEE (USA)
Laura UCROS (COL) Vs Fernanda CONTRERAS GOMEZ (MEX)
Jessica HINOJOSA GOMEZ (MEX) Vs Ipek SOYLU (TUR) (12)
Petra UBERALOVA (SVK) (15) Vs Kimberley ZIMMERMANN (BEL)
Katrine Isabel STEFFENSEN (USA) Vs Barbara MANCERA CARRILLO (MEX)
Tina MOHORCIC (SLO) Vs Alejandra CISNEROS (MEX)
Brenda Sarahi BAEZ (MEX) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

good draw for the first round, and hopefully for the next rounds, too! and i guess she'll play doubles with ganna this week, too! go zarah!

iGOAT
Dec 27th, 2011, 04:10 AM
GA Abierto Juvenil Mexicano 2012:

here's zarahs part of the draw:

Deborah KERFS (BEL) (8) Vs Arntza Eriem RIVAS IBARRA (MEX)
Blair SHANKLE (USA) Vs Quetzali Dafne VAZQUEZ MONTESINOS (MEX)
Maria Paulina PEREZ GARCIA (COL) Vs Ana Luisa PEREZ LOPEZ (MEX)
Elena MALTSEVA (RUS) Vs Katy DUNNE (GBR) (11)
Valeria PATIUK (ISR) (13) Vs Carmen Araceli CORDOBA (MEX)
Cecilie Lundgaard MELSTED (DEN) Vs Isabel PALACIOS-MACEDO (MEX)
Karen ALVAREZ (MEX) Vs Kristina CHASOVSKIKH (RUS)
PAULINA LEWANDOWSKA (POL) Vs Kyle MCPHILLIPS (USA) (4)
Varvara FLINK (RUS) (5) Vs Valeria FRANCO (MEX)
Carmen BLANCO (VEN) Vs June LEE (USA)
Laura UCROS (COL) Vs Fernanda CONTRERAS GOMEZ (MEX)
Jessica HINOJOSA GOMEZ (MEX) Vs Ipek SOYLU (TUR) (12)
Petra UBERALOVA (SVK) (15) Vs Kimberley ZIMMERMANN (BEL)
Katrine Isabel STEFFENSEN (USA) Vs Barbara MANCERA CARRILLO (MEX)
Tina MOHORCIC (SLO) Vs Alejandra CISNEROS (MEX)
Brenda Sarahi BAEZ (MEX) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

good draw for the first round, and hopefully for the next rounds, too! and i guess she'll play doubles with ganna this week, too! go zarah!
Please check your PM :angel:.

coetzergambill
Dec 28th, 2011, 07:42 AM
R1: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated Brenda Sarahi BAEZ (MEX) 6-0 6-1
R2: Alejandra CISNEROS (MEX) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

R1: DUNNE (GBR) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated CARDONA (COL) / OLIVARES LOPEZ (CHI) 6-1 6-3
R2: CORTES (MEX) / QUEVEDO (VEN) Vs DUNNE (GBR) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

keep it up zarah!

Embittered
Dec 28th, 2011, 09:45 AM
Zarah featured in the ITF story about yesterday's play: http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=23366

coetzergambill
Dec 29th, 2011, 09:10 AM
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated Alejandra CISNEROS (MEX) 6-4 6-4
R3: Katrine Isabel STEFFENSEN (USA) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

coetzergambill
Dec 30th, 2011, 09:22 AM
R3: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated Katrine Isabel STEFFENSEN (USA) 6-2 6-4
QF: Varvara FLINK (RUS) (5) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

R2: DUNNE (GBR) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) defeated CORTES (MEX) / QUEVEDO (VEN) 6-4 6-3
QF: PIGOSSI (BRA) / ZACARIAS (MEX) (7) defeated DUNNE (GBR) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) 6-1 6-4

:hug: gl in singles now zarah! the QF could be her toughest match so far, flink is ranked no. 69, her career high ranking. keep up the good form zarah and get to the semis!

Qalahari
Dec 30th, 2011, 09:52 PM
:bounce:
Keep going :cheer:

coetzergambill
Dec 31st, 2011, 07:58 AM
QF: Varvara FLINK (RUS) (5) defeated Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) 6-2 6-4

:hug: at least a QF showing at one of the bigger tournaments! gl in the next weeks at your america tour, zarah!

coetzergambill
Jan 2nd, 2012, 06:09 AM
G1 Copa Del Cafe 2012 2012 Costa Rica:

R1: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) BYE
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) vs Georgina SELLYN (GBR) or Anastasiya ZUBKOVA (RUS)

go zarah!

coetzergambill
Jan 3rd, 2012, 08:33 AM
R2: Georgina SELLYN (GBR) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)
R1: HORN (GBR) / RUSH (GBR) Vs QUEVEDO (VEN) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (7)

go zarah!

coetzergambill
Jan 4th, 2012, 07:46 AM
R2: Georgina SELLYN (GBR) defeated Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) 7-5 5-7 6-0

R1: QUEVEDO (VEN) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (7) defeated HORN (GBR) / RUSH (GBR) 6-4 6-2
R2: CHASOVSKIKH (RUS) / LEE (USA) Vs QUEVEDO (VEN) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (7)

oh come on zarah, you gotta win those matches in singles!

but the good news, zarah rose from no. 37 to no. 26 in the rakings again.

coetzergambill
Jan 5th, 2012, 06:21 AM
R2: QUEVEDO (VEN) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (7) defeated CHASOVSKIKH (RUS) / LEE (USA) 7-5 2-6 [10-5]
QF: BRADY (USA) / POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR) (1) Vs QUEVEDO (VEN) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (7)

tough draw! gl zarah!

coetzergambill
Jan 6th, 2012, 08:30 AM
QF: BRADY (USA) / POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR) (1) defeated QUEVEDO (VEN) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (7) 6-2 6-4

:hug:

coetzergambill
Jan 9th, 2012, 06:10 AM
G1 Copa Gatorade 2012 Venezuela:

here's zarahs part of the draw:

Laura PIGOSSI (BRA) (8) BYE
Grace MESSINA (VEN) Vs Macarena OLIVARES LOPEZ (CHI)
Ana Gabriela GERBASI (VEN) Vs Cecilie Lundgaard MELSTED (DEN)
Rebecca PETERSON (SWE) (9) BYE
Alejandra CISNEROS (MEX) (13) BYE
Loreta CAMPAGNOLO LEPORE (VEN) Vs June LEE (USA)
Aymet UZCATEGUI (VEN) Vs Laura UCROS (COL)
Elke LEMMENS (BEL) (4) BYE
Daria SALNIKOVA (RUS) (7) BYE
Alejandra DE LASA (USA) Vs Dugleisy LINARES (VEN)
Stephanie Mariel PETIT (ARG) Vs Alexandra MARTINEZ (VEN)
Marie BENOIT (BEL) (12) BYE
Carmen BLANCO (VEN) (14) BYE
Maria Paulina PEREZ GARCIA (COL) Vs Camila GIANGRECO CAMPIZ (PAR)
Adrijana LEKAJ (CRO) Vs Claudia MORENO (VEN)
Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) BYE

good draw, make good use of it!

coetzergambill
Jan 10th, 2012, 02:05 PM
R2: Adrijana LEKAJ (CRO) Vs Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2)

R1: QUEVEDO (VEN) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (5) BYE
R2: QUEVEDO (VEN) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (5) Vs LEKAJ (CRO) / PETERSON (SWE)

go zarah!

coetzergambill
Jan 11th, 2012, 08:30 AM
R2: LEKAJ (CRO) / PETERSON (SWE) defeated QUEVEDO (VEN) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (5) 7-6(4) 5-7 [10-8]

oh no, again so close!

gl in singles now!

coetzergambill
Jan 12th, 2012, 06:12 AM
R2: Adrijana LEKAJ (CRO) defeated Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (2) 6-2 6-1

:( bad week for zarah!

Embittered
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:40 PM
Zarah in limbo because the FMT can't pay its debts: http://www.lexpressmada.com/tennis-madagascar/31526-razafimahatratra-dans-l-expectative.html

Also, looking for a wild card (or whatever they call them) for the Olympics, at least if Google translate and I got the gist between us, which I somewhat doubt.

coetzergambill
Feb 4th, 2012, 01:04 PM
:(

Embittered
Feb 29th, 2012, 08:30 AM
No Olympics for Zarah, no bursary at any rate: http://www.lexpressmada.com/jeux-olympiques-2012-madagascar/32396-cinq-boursiers-pour-madagascar.html

coetzergambill
Feb 29th, 2012, 09:27 AM
:sobbing:

coetzergambill
Feb 29th, 2012, 09:29 AM
zarah no. 1 on the entry list at the G2 event in south africa starting march 5th. at least good luck for that, zarah!

RandomShot
Mar 2nd, 2012, 10:56 AM
Love to see talented players from obscure countries (at least in tennis terms) doing nicely, especially because the institutions & financial budgets for tennis often aren't the best there, and tennis can be an expensive sport in itself. Sad to see she hasn't been able to get a bursary, especially being a top 30 world junior player, as it would help immensely financially and reduce stress, which would help with focus.

I wish her a good career :yeah: and will follow progress closely.

coetzergambill
Mar 15th, 2012, 11:23 PM
zarah played the G2 last week in south africa. sadly, she lost in 3 sets in the QF in singles after going to three sets in both her first and second round match. and in doubles, she lost in the QF, too. i hoped for better results... :(

better luck next time zarah! and she dropped in the rankings 11 spots from no. 22 to no. 33 :sad:

Embittered
Mar 18th, 2012, 08:08 PM
AJC singles draw: http://sata.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.aspx?id=0AC9B127-ECFE-4F60-98F0-F448BE0C8351&draw=3

coetzergambill
Mar 19th, 2012, 11:10 PM
go zarah!

Embittered
Mar 23rd, 2012, 09:10 AM
A new story in which Zarah explains her defeat (http://www.lexpressmada.com/tennis-championnats-d-afrique-madagascar/33073-zarah-et-jean-jacques-elimines.html):
« Je crois tout simplement que je n'ai pas eu suffisamment de temps pour me préparer et être au top durant ces championnats d'Afrique. Je n'ai pu revenir en Afrique du Sud que vers la fin du mois de février, à cause d'un souci financier sur mon billet retour. Donc, trois semaines ont été insuffisantes pour moi et la défaite s'explique logiquement comme cela. La non-obtention de ma bourse olympique a aussi beaucoup pesé sur le pal psychologique »

Embittered
May 14th, 2012, 11:23 PM
http://www.whosay.com/ashleighbarty/content/295923?wsref=tw&code=IWM3j8q
Hey everyone! My European Clay Court season begins tomorrow! I play my first match against a good friend on mine but i am looking forward to competing hard and playing well! :)
Which turns out to be Zarah, who had a good win over Ostapenko today at the Santa Croce G1. Zarah's getting on a bit to be playing in junior events, mind you.

coetzergambill
May 15th, 2012, 07:49 AM
gl zarah,get back on track and hope she gets a sponsor soon, too! that would make her life so much easier!

Embittered
May 15th, 2012, 08:26 PM
@ashbar96

Hey everyone. I won my singles match this morning 75 62. Was a tough match but always nice to get the cob-webs out and get a win. I play again tomorrow, 2nd on after 8:30am. Looking forward to getting some more court time!
:(

coetzergambill
May 16th, 2012, 08:50 PM
:(

zarah seems to be really out of form. she dropped to no.96 in the rankings :sad:

coetzergambill
Jun 4th, 2012, 10:40 PM
zarah down to no. 102 in the rankings. after losing to barty, she played the Grade A tournament in Bonfiglio and lost in R2 to Kulichkova 06 75 36. last week she played the G1 Astrid Bowl Chaleroi and had to play qualies. she won two matches and then won two more main draw matches, beating no. 9 seed Bosio, then losing to another qualifier, Ostapenko, in another really close match 16 76 67. she doesn't play Roland Garros this week, her ranking was probably too low. :(

she's on the entry list at the G1 in Offenbach next week, so I'll go there again and see if I can meet her and talk to her again and maybe get some photos like last year. hope she has a better run there than in the last two years where she lost in R2....come on zarah, get back on track!

Embittered
Jun 5th, 2012, 11:10 AM
Thanks.

I guess the obvious question is what her plans are. Article at last year's FO suggested she was considering US college tennis, which seems quite a good fit, but I haven't seen any commitment announcement, so I'm guessing she's chosen another route.

coetzergambill
Jun 5th, 2012, 02:27 PM
last time i talked to her she said she might move to florida, but i don't know if she's done it or what she's doing now. i guess i'll find out next week. i'll tell you if i have any news.

coetzergambill
Jun 12th, 2012, 04:06 PM
G1 Offenbach:

Razafimahatratra def. El Kamash 62 63

some news from zarah. i met her today, she seemed to be really happy to see me again. i saw the second set of her match, she played good and solid, but she wasn't 100% satisfied. she's traveling with the itf team again, the girl she played was also from the team. tomorrow, she plays the german no.6 seed lottner (semifinalist at the FO last week). its a tough draw, but zarah said she's looking forward to the match. she'll also play doubles tomorrow with a romaian girl.
i asked her about her plans to go to america. she has a meeting with the itf team and some officials in london next week and they'll talk about her options and what she'll do in the future. so i hope everything goes well for her tomorrow and next week. gonna give you all some updates tomorrow after her match.

coetzergambill
Jun 14th, 2012, 01:20 PM
R2: Razafimahatratra def. (6)Lottner 64 16 64

:bounce:

what a great win for zarah. she played a great match and was down a break so often but kept cool evry time. lottner is a great player, she'll have a great future. she's in the porsche team for very talented german junior players. barbara rittner was there with her. lottner has a great serve and a good forehand, her backhand is weaker, and her movement coud be better sometimes.
zarah was very nervous at the beginning and was down 0-2 very fast. then she regrouped and made less errors, winning the first with one break 64. in the second set, lottner regrouped and zarah made too many errors and lost some confidence, rsulting in that scond set 16. in the beginning of the third, zarah looked more confident again and held serve until 3-3, both having not many breakpoints. then, lottner broke for 4-3 and i though, well, thta's it, she's gonna win with her serve. but zarah broke right back. then, she held serve for 5-4 after a really long service games with many deuces. lottner was angry and lost her rhythm. zarah profited from that and broke lottner to 15 in the next game. she was so happy and was really thankful that i cheered on her, especially in the third at 4-4, because her team was so quiet. all in all, zarahs movement was great, she got nearly every ball, staying really low. and also her groundstrokes were great. only her volleys could be better.

today, she has to play another match becaus eyesterday was a rain delay, so zarah will probably play another girl from the itf team, a girl from indonesia. gl to her, will go to the tournament later again and cheer on her.

congrats for her best result in offenbach (she's never been further than R2). i'll post some photos i took today in the nex t days.

coetzergambill
Jun 14th, 2012, 07:04 PM
:bounce:

R3: Razafimahatratra def. Pairone 75 61

zarah had a good start, got an early break, but was broken when she served for the set at 5-4. then she got the better end of the set. in the second set, she won some great rallys and moved very well, even though she had a headache. tomorrow in the QF, she has to play against Lekaj, a girl she lost against earlier this year 26 16 :(
and she has to play her doubles match tomorrow. gl to her!

coetzergambill
Jun 15th, 2012, 01:41 PM
:sad:

zarah lost her QF 62 26 46 to lekaj. in the first set, she had a nervous start but she got back on track and played a great set. in the second set, lekaj started to play really good and zarah lost her momentum. in the third, zarah got off to a really good start, leading 3-0 and 4-1, but then her nerves kicked in and she started complaining about balls and made more errors. at 4-4, the other girl started cramping, but zarah was the one to lose her nerve (i think the other girl acted a little because she was still running and everything, but she got what she wanted) zarah completely lost her confidence and lost the set and the match. so her mental toughness is something she really has to work on if she wants to be successful on the pro tour. gl to her now in doubles and then in england! and don't be too upset zarah!

coetzergambill
Jun 16th, 2012, 07:58 AM
she had to play two more doubles matches yesterday and won both of them! :bounce: at least some wins in doubles now.

R1: (6)Razafimahatratra/Csoregi vs. bye
R2: (6)Razafimahatratra/Csoregi def. Shankle/Ucros 75 63
QF: (6)Razafimahatratra/Csoregi def. Heil/Marc 63 62
SF: (6)Razafimahatratra/Csoregi vs. Okuno/Sutjiadi

go zarah, get to the final and then win the title! zarah will have to play the SF and the final today if she wins the first match.

coetzergambill
Jun 16th, 2012, 04:58 PM
zarah won her doubles SF today :bounce:
but she'll probably have to play the final today, too. they're up against (7)Bogoliy/Ostapenko.
gl zarah, get that doubles title!
with the ranking points she'll move up into the top 80 again for sure. :)

coetzergambill
Jun 16th, 2012, 07:06 PM
SF: (6)Razafimahatratra/Csoregi def. Okuno/Sutjiadi 75 62
F: (6)Razafimahatratra/Csoregi def. (7)Bogoliy/Ostapenko 60 36 10-7

:bounce:

so happy for her after her tough loss in singles. i know she doesn't enjoy doubles, but i hope the title gives her back some confidence and she ejoys it at least a little bit. and of course the ranking points are important for her.

Embittered
Jun 17th, 2012, 09:17 AM
Congratulations, Zarah

coetzergambill
Jun 18th, 2012, 09:40 PM
zarah only up to no. 88 :( but at least she's back in the top 100! keep it up zarah!

coetzergambill
Jun 20th, 2012, 12:42 PM
G1 Offenbach R2 against Lottner:

coetzergambill
Jun 20th, 2012, 12:45 PM
and some more:

coetzergambill
Jun 24th, 2012, 06:21 PM
G1 Roehampton:

QR1: (5)Razafimahatratra def. Sills 60 75
QR2: (5)Razafimahatratra def. Konotoptseva 46 64 63

R1: (Q)Razafimahatratra def. (WC)Sellyn 63 64

R2 either against (13)Csoregi, her doubles partner from most tournaments this year, or Sherif, the girl from the ITF team.

R1: Razafimahatratra/Okuno vs. Bosio/Vega

go zarah!

coetzergambill
Jun 26th, 2012, 11:11 AM
R2: (13)Csoregi def. (Q)Razafimahatratra 62 64

:hug: gl in doubles now!

R1: Razafimahatratra/Okuno def. Bosio/Vega 62 64
R2: Razafimahatratra/Okuno vs. (6)Doroshina/Siniakova

coetzergambill
Jun 27th, 2012, 08:29 AM
R2: (6)Doroshina/Siniakova def. Razafimahatratra/Okuno 67 75 11-9

:sad: so close. now gl in wimbledon qualies! get the main draw spot, zarah!

coetzergambill
Jun 28th, 2012, 08:20 AM
GA Wimbledon:

QR1: (15)Razafimahatratra vs. Adachi

go zarah, get into the main draw! possible QR2 against (7)Sanders. could be tough.

coetzergambill
Jun 29th, 2012, 08:05 AM
QR1: (15)Razafimahatratra def. Adachi 61 62
QR2: (15)Razafimahatratra vs. (7)Sanders

they haven't met before, so we'll see how she can play against sanders. zarah seems to be in good form, but sanders won her QR1 match 60 60! go zarah, get that win!

coetzergambill
Jun 30th, 2012, 03:59 PM
lost 46 67 to sanders :(

Embittered
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:11 PM
Zarah is no. 1 seed in the USO Girls' qualies starting today. Is this her last junior event? To be honest, I'd have liked her to move on a while ago, though I suppose that depends on what she plans to do next.

Anyhow, although she's top seed, she's a big underdog for her QR1 match against the feted Japanese-American phenom Mayo Hibi.:(

coetzergambill
Sep 1st, 2012, 12:08 PM
:( gl zarah.

don't know what she's up to next. i haven't talked to her in a while. last time when she left offenbach for wimbledon, she said she'd meet some people there to determine what she'll do in her future, but after that she said there were still no news, and that's the last i heard from her. hope she can get a good deal with a sponsor or something, because if not, i guess she'll not be able to transfer to the pro tour....

coetzergambill
Sep 4th, 2012, 12:07 AM
lost 36 36 in QR1 :(

coetzergambill
Sep 11th, 2012, 09:38 AM
btw, zarah played the Canadian Open Junior Championships last week:

R1: Razafimahatratra def. Kopcalic 63 60
R2: Hsu def. Razafimahatratra 75 57 63

R1: Ilka CSOREGI/Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA def. Laurence GUEVREMONT/Claudine MAHEU 63 60
R2: Ilka CSOREGI/Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA def. (2)Adrijana LEKAJ/Katerina SINIAKOVA 75 64
QF: Ilka CSOREGI/Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA def. Katarina KOPCALIC/Marie-Alexandre LEDUC 61 61
SF: (5)Erin ROUTLIFFE/Carol ZHAO def. Ilka CSOREGI/Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA 63 64

but she doesn't play the U18 Canadian World Ranking Event this week where she reached the SF in singles and won the doubles title last year :( but she probably doesn't care THAT much anymore because these will be her last tournaments as a junior player anyway, so next year she has do go pro if she wants to continue. hope everythings works out for her!

Embittered
Sep 11th, 2012, 07:22 PM
Zarah Razafimahatratra revient au bercail (http://www.lexpressmada.com/tennis-madagascar/36940-zarah-razafimahatratra-revient-au-bercail.html)

Une triste nouvelle mais plutôt prévisible. Zarah Razafimahatratra, double championne d'Afrique juniors, en 2010 et 2011, va bientôt rentrer définitivement à Madagascar, faute de moyens pour aller vers une expérience internationale chez les seniors.
« C'est triste. Cela fait cinq ans que je suis au centre de Pretoria et c'est en quelque sorte une deuxième maison et donc une seconde famille pour moi. Ce sera dur de partir pour toujours car ma carrière a commencé au centre et c'est avec les entraîneurs du centre que j'ai pu décrocher deux titres africains chez les juniors », soupire Zarah.

« Actuellement je suis en train de préparer mon dossier pour tenter d'intégrer une université américaine. L'éventualité de poursuivre une carrière professionnelle ne pourrait se faire que si j'ai un gros sponsor ou des partenaires qui pourront m'accompagner sur au moins deux ans et qui pourront financer mes déplacements extérieures, les inscriptions dans les tournois, ainsi que l'hébergement et la restauration. Pour l'instant, le choix entre ces deux options n'est pas encore fixé et tout dépendra de ce qui se passera dès mon retour à Madagascar », termine Zarah.

coetzergambill
Oct 14th, 2012, 09:21 PM
Zarah back to playing again :)

25k Lagos:

R1: (WC)Razafimahatratra vs. Shroff
Razafimahatratra/Patiuk vs. (WC)Gbadamosi/Oghenekevwe

go zarah!

coetzergambill
Oct 15th, 2012, 09:49 PM
R1: (WC)Razafimahatratra def. Shroff 76 60

keep winning zarah. R2 either against (7)Lazareva or Tomova. not the easiest draw. gl zarah!

coetzergambill
Oct 17th, 2012, 02:11 PM
R1: Razafimahatratra/Patiuk def. (WC)Gbadamosi/Oghenekevwe 60 61

R2: (WC)Razafimahatratra vs. Tomova

go zarah!

Embittered
Oct 17th, 2012, 06:56 PM
2nd Round

Nina BRATCHIKOVA (RUS) [1] 6-1 6-2 Sofia DMITRIEVA (RUS)
Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) 6-0 6-2 Viktoriya TOMOVA (BUL)

coetzergambill
Oct 18th, 2012, 11:11 AM
congrats for that great win zarah! gl in the QF against (1)Bratchikova now!

Embittered
Oct 18th, 2012, 06:28 PM
Quarterfinal

Nina BRATCHIKOVA (RUS) [1] 6-7(1) 6-1 6-3 Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD)

Quarterfinal

Conny PERRIN (SUI) / Chanel SIMMONDS (RSA) [2] 6-1 6-1 Valeria PATIUK (ISR) / Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD)

coetzergambill
Oct 19th, 2012, 08:38 AM
:hug: still a good match against a top 100 player! keep up the good form zarah! a QF in singles and in doubles will help her ranking a lot. gl next week!

coetzergambill
Oct 22nd, 2012, 09:11 AM
25k Lagos:

QR1: Razafimahatratra def. Joon 60 61
QR2: Razafimahatratra def. Ogundare 60 60

R1: (Q)Razafimahatratra vs. Sakkari
Razafimahatratra/Patiuk vs. Sakkari/Tomova

go zarah!

coetzergambill
Oct 23rd, 2012, 10:40 AM
R1: (Q)Razafimahatratra def. Sakkari 62 62
R2: (Q)Razafimahatratra vs. (7)Lu

keep winning zarah. get another upset!

coetzergambill
Oct 23rd, 2012, 06:37 PM
R1: Razafimahatratra/Patiuk def. (A)Agugbom/Samuel 61 60
QF: Razafimahatratra/Patiuk vs. (2)Dinu/Majeric

go zarah!

coetzergambill
Oct 25th, 2012, 08:36 AM
R2: (7)Lu def. (Q)Razafimahatratra 63 61

:hug:

QF: (2)Dinu/Majeric def. Razafimahatratra/Patiuk 64 64

still two good weeks for zarah as a beginnign for her pro career. hope she keeps playing! gl whatever you're up to next!

coetzergambill
Oct 29th, 2012, 08:36 AM
yay, zarah has a ranking again :) she's up to no. 889 this week and will move up a little more next week with the points from last week. keep it up zarah!

coetzergambill
Nov 7th, 2012, 10:49 AM
new CHR for zarah this week. she moved to no. 760 in singles and no. 796 in doubles! congrats zarah. keep it up!

Embittered
Nov 9th, 2012, 07:23 PM
More Razafimahatratra on Razafimahatratra: http://www.lexpressmada.com/tennis-circuit-feminin-wta-madagascar/38376-zarah-razafimahatratra-relance-sa-carriere.html

Some details of Zarah's upcoming schedule.

coetzergambill
Nov 10th, 2012, 10:32 AM
gl zarah for the next tournaments. i'll talk to her on facebook when i see her online. i can ask her on her present status, if she has a sponsor and stuff. but she always seems kind of relaxed when i talk to her, so i think she'll manage that situatio, too.

coetzergambill
Dec 3rd, 2012, 07:20 AM
10k Potchefstroom:

R1: (5)Razafimahatratra vs. qualifier
Razafimahatratra/Kiro vs. (3)Kuznetsova/Specht

good draw, make good use of it zarah!

coetzergambill
Dec 4th, 2012, 07:34 AM
R1: (5)Razafimahatratra vs. (Q)Van Heerden

go zarah!

coetzergambill
Dec 5th, 2012, 12:24 PM
R1: (5)Razafimahatratra def. (Q)Van Heerden 62 61
R2: (5)Razafimahatratra vs. Simpson

keep winning zarah!

coetzergambill
Dec 6th, 2012, 08:41 AM
R2: (5)Razafimahatratra def. Simpson 61 60
QF: (5)Razafimahatratra vs. (WC)Klaric

go zarah, keep winning. a great opportunity now to reach the SF as klaric beat the no. 4 seed. a meeting with simmonds in the SF would be great!

coetzergambill
Dec 6th, 2012, 08:13 PM
QF: (5)Razafimahatratra def. (WC)Klaric 61 60
SF: (5)Razafimahatratra vs. (1)Simmonds

go zarah, get the upset and get to your first final!

R1: Razafimahatratra/Kiro def. (3)Kuznetsova/Specht 63 61
QF: Razafimahatratra/Kiro def. Kent/Robinson 61 61
SF: Razafimahatratra/Kiro vs. Simmonds/Le Roux

and gl in doubles!

Phil=)
Dec 6th, 2012, 11:13 PM
*subscribing*

I'm really hoping she's going to make it, I really like it when players try to fight their way to the top allthough they might not have enough financial help. :worship:

coetzergambill
Dec 7th, 2012, 04:45 PM
SF: (1)Simmonds def. (5)Razafimahatratra 60 60

WTF?! what happened zarah? i thought it would be tough for her to win, but such a score? maybe, like this year at the G1 in Offenbach in her QF, she started thinking too much and her head cost her the match. but she reached the doubles final with kiro. now get at least that title zarah!

SF: Razafimahatratra/Kiro def. Simmonds/Le Roux 62 16 12-10
F: Razafimahatratra/Kiro vs. (1)Grajdek/Shlomo

go zarah!

coetzergambill
Dec 8th, 2012, 11:57 PM
they lost the final 26 64 10-8
:hug: so close. take that good form into next week zarah an get some more wins and ranking points!

coetzergambill
Dec 10th, 2012, 10:23 AM
Potchefstroom II:

R1: (5)Razafimahatratra vs. Shahaf
Razafimahatratra/Kiro vs. (2)Clark/Kharchenko

go zarah, get some more wins and ranking points!

Phil=)
Dec 10th, 2012, 03:19 PM
(5)Zarah Razafimahatratra (MAD) d. Tamar Shahaf (RSA) 61 60 :worship:

coetzergambill
Dec 11th, 2012, 10:59 AM
:bounce: just talked to her on facebook. she said she's fine but she's home sick and that she's happy to be back home again soon. i hope she can keep her concentration long enough to get a good result here....go zarah!

coetzergambill
Dec 12th, 2012, 04:31 PM
R2: (5)Zarah Razafimahatratra (MAD) d. (Q)Charlotte Roemer (ECU) 26 64 75
QF: (5)Zarah Razafimahatratra (MAD) vs. (1)Chanel Simmonds (RSA)

wow, what a fight, congrats for that win. gl against chanel, hoping for a better score this week. the better one will win! go zarah!

R1: Kiro/Razafimahatratra def. (2)Clark/Kharchenko 63 64
QF: Kiro/Razafimahatratra vs. (WC)Hattingh/Van Zyl

Phil=)
Dec 12th, 2012, 08:12 PM
Congrats Zarah :worship: . The upcoming meeting with Chanel can only be better than the last one.

coetzergambill
Dec 13th, 2012, 09:31 AM
QF: KIRO/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA d. wc HATTINGH/VAN ZYL 75 63
SF: KIRO/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA vs. CASCINO/THOLEY

keep winning now and gl in singles!

Kəv.
Dec 13th, 2012, 10:41 AM
QF: Razafimahatratra d. Simmonds w.o
SF: Razafimahatratra vs. Hattingh

coetzergambill
Dec 13th, 2012, 10:59 AM
go zarah, great opportunity to reach the final and get your first title! keep focused, two more wins!

Phil=)
Dec 13th, 2012, 06:18 PM
Good Luck Zarah :worship: Great chance to reach a final.

coetzergambill
Dec 14th, 2012, 08:05 PM
SF: Kiro/Razafimahatratra def. Tholey/Cascino 67 62 10-6
F: Kiro/Razafimahatratra vs. (1)Grajdek/Shlomo

congrats for reaching the final in doubles. it seems the singles matches were stopped due to rain. hope zarah can win her match and reach the singles final, too!

coetzergambill
Dec 15th, 2012, 10:23 AM
SF: (5)Zarah Razafimahatratra (MAD) d. Ilze Hattingh (RSA) 63 62
F: (5)Zarah Razafimahatratra (MAD) vs. (7)Estelle Cascino (FRA)

go zarah, get your first title! :bounce: :cheer:

Embittered
Dec 15th, 2012, 01:16 PM
Yay.

A walkover in the doubles and 7-6(5) 6-0 win over Cascino sees Zarah winning both titles.

Phil=)
Dec 15th, 2012, 11:04 PM
I'm so proud of her :hearts: Great way to finish her trip in RSA :) Does anybody know where she plans to play next?

Wert.
Dec 15th, 2012, 11:08 PM
What's her facebook?

coetzergambill
Dec 16th, 2012, 12:20 PM
:bounce: so great for her. her first title, and in singles and doubles, too! she'll move up from no. 756 to around no. 600 with these points. hope she can keep up that great form and transform to the bigger tournaments. don't know where she plans to play next....i guess it depends on the money and if she can find a sponsor....gl zarah, get some more wins.

Embittered
Dec 28th, 2012, 10:58 AM
Google alerts found two articles overnight, the more significant being an interview

http://www.lexpressmada.com/zaraha-razafimahatratra-madagascar/39649--j-avais-hate-de-remporter-mon-premier-tournoi-wta-.html

Last two questions as translated by Google translate


Today, the junior is therefore part of the past. After earning your degree, what you are planning to do next in your career?

Yes, indeed, after my Matric, I now consider my future. On the one hand, I plan to continue my studies in the United States. (Note: as Niriantsa Rasolomalala, the number one time it was still evolving in Madagascar). There, there are many tournaments I can participate to continue to develop my game It is not sure yet, but I should get a four-year scholarship. However, I still hesitate a bit because the other side, I'd like to get into a career. But to do this, I need a sponsor to cover the costs, even if my center in South Africa continues to offer me financial assistance.

With such prospects, how do you see yourself in two or three years?

I hope that the success will be with me. If I continue on a good path, I can reach my goal in two years to play a Grand Slam tournament. Among other things, I will take part in the Australian Open in 2014. Competition I've never been involved in junior, unlike Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. However, I will still work on the board. I must win all four qualifying matches for hope integrate the big picture. Reach the first round in the big picture is already an honor. After that, we'll see if I can do better.


The other says Zarah has been acting as hitting partner for the Madagascar junior team

http://www.lexpressmada.com/championnat-d-afrique-madagascar/39650-miary-zo-et-oceane-sont-prets.html

Embittered
Feb 9th, 2013, 08:47 AM
Zarah apparently receives a travel grant from the ITF, and announces her schedule: http://www.midi-madagasikara.mg/index.php/home/7-sports/10980-tennis--neuf-tournois-pour-zarah-razafimahatratra

coetzergambill
Feb 9th, 2013, 10:28 AM
that's great to hear. i hope she can profit from that and move up in the rankings. she really deserves some success, she's such a great and devoted player.

Embittered
Feb 11th, 2013, 07:48 PM
Clarification on the travel grant: http://www.lexpressmada.com/tennis-itf-madagascar/40842-zarah-razafimahatratra-je-rembourse-l-itf-apres-.html. The ITF have first dibs on her prize money.

coetzergambill
Feb 25th, 2013, 04:30 PM
10k Sharm El Sheikh:

R1: Razafimahatratra vs. (SE)Lekaj

oh no, not again against lekaj. that's the young rising girl to whom zarah lost last year in offenbach in a tight QF match in three sets.gl and do your best zarah!

coetzergambill
Feb 27th, 2013, 03:03 PM
lost another close match against lekaj 62 36 75 :(

coetzergambill
Feb 27th, 2013, 03:05 PM
R1: Razafimahatratra/Csoregi def. Kharbarova/Martinovska 60 62
QF: Razafimahatratra/Csoregi vs. (2)Ferrero/Furlanetto

get at least some wins in doubles zarah!

coetzergambill
Mar 1st, 2013, 12:40 PM
QF: Razafimahatratra/Csoregi def. (2)Ferrero/Furlanetto 64 64
SF: Razafimahatratra/Csoregi vs. (3)Lee/Wannasuk walkover

congrats zarah for reaching another final! now get that doubles title!

coetzergambill
Mar 3rd, 2013, 06:04 PM
zrah won another doubles title!

F: Ilka CSOREGI ROU/Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA MAD d. Naomi BROADY GBR/Ana VESELINOVC SRB 75 63

congrats, keep it up and better luck in singles next week!

coetzergambill
Mar 4th, 2013, 01:50 PM
10k Sharm El Sheikh:

R1: Razafimahatratra vs. Paquet
(WC)Razafimahatratra/Csoregi vs. Ostojic/Perez Rojas

go zarah, get some more wins. could be tough this week. R2 in singles probabaly against the no.2 seed, in doubles against the no.1 seeds. do your best!

Embittered
Mar 4th, 2013, 07:38 PM
« C’était mon premier match depuis deux mois. Je manquais encore de confiance. De plus, j’ai hérité d’une adversaire coriace, qui a remporté le tournoi par la suite », a-t-elle réagi devant sa défaite d’entrée.

http://www.lexpressmada.com/tennis-itf-madagascar/41397-zarah-remporte-le-double.html

coetzergambill
Mar 5th, 2013, 03:31 PM
R1: (WC)Razafimahatratra/Csoregi def. Ostojic/Perez Rojas 62 62
QF: (WC)Razafimahatratra/Csoregi vs. (1)Prislan/Steinherr

congrats and better luck in singles this week!

coetzergambill
Mar 7th, 2013, 05:53 AM
R1: Razafimahatratra def. Paquet 36 64 76
R2: Razafimahatratra vs. (2)Artamonova

go zarah, get the upset!

coetzergambill
Mar 7th, 2013, 06:24 PM
lost 26 26 in singles :hug: had hoped for a closer match. but at least one win! it seems she's still shaking off some rust from the long lay-off in between.
but she's successful in doubles again:

QF: (WC)Razafimahatratra/Csoregi def. (1)Prislan/Steinherr 36 61 10-8
SF: (WC)Razafimahatratra/Csoregi vs. Arcangioli/Paquet

go zarah!

coetzergambill
Mar 10th, 2013, 11:37 AM
SF: (WC)Razafimahatratra/Csoregi def. Arcangioli/Paquet 64 63
F: (WC)Razafimahatratra/Csoregi def. (3)Artamonova/Lebesheva 63 64

yeah, another doubles title for zarah! congrats, and now get into the winning mode in singles, too!

coetzergambill
Mar 11th, 2013, 05:52 PM
10k Sharm El Sheikh:

R1: Razafimahatratra vs. (WC)Alves Pereira Valle

no doubles for zarah this week :sad: so do your best in singles. much better draw this week. great chance to reach R2, and even QF should be possible!

coetzergambill
Mar 13th, 2013, 04:33 PM
R1: Razafimahatratra def. (WC)Alves Pereira Valle 62 61
R2: Razafimahatratra vs. Morgina

great opportunity for zarah to reach the QF. morgina beat no.7 arcangioli in 3 tough sets. maybe she's still a little tired when they play. gl zarah!

coetzergambill
Mar 14th, 2013, 10:19 PM
R2: Razafimahatratra def. Morgina 64 63
QF: Razafimahatratra vs. De Bernardi

go zarah, get to the SF!

coetzergambill
Mar 15th, 2013, 04:44 PM
QF: Razafimahatratra def. De Bernardi 75 64
SF: Razafimahatratra vs. Lebesheva

go zarah, keep winning!

coetzergambill
Mar 17th, 2013, 08:05 AM
lost 36 06 in the SF. still a good week. gl next week and keep climbing up the rankings. it's the best opportunity to get attention and maybe a sponsor!

coetzergambill
Mar 18th, 2013, 02:58 PM
zarah is not in the draw this week in sharm el sheikh. it's a shame, she would have been seeded this time :( she also pulled out of next weeks tournament. hope she isn't injured or something else that's serious.

coetzergambill
Apr 20th, 2013, 07:37 AM
25k Tunis:

QR1: Razafimahatratra vs. (10)Arcangioli

go zarah, two wins to get to the main draw!

coetzergambill
Apr 20th, 2013, 10:10 PM
lost 63 64 :( had hoped for a win here!

coetzergambill
Apr 22nd, 2013, 04:32 PM
R1: Razafimahatratra/Ramialison vs. (WC)Baklouti/Bechri

good draw, go zarah, get at least some doubles wins. you need all the money you can win to keep funding your career!

Phil=)
Apr 22nd, 2013, 09:44 PM
Ramialison/Razafimahatratra (FRA/MAD) d. (wc)Baklouti/Bechri (TUN/TUN) 64 62 :)

coetzergambill
Apr 23rd, 2013, 08:31 PM
QF: Razafimahatratra/Ramialison vs. Kozlova/Melnikova

go zarah, keep winning!

coetzergambill
Apr 25th, 2013, 05:54 AM
QF: (4)Kozlova/Melnikova def. Razafimahatratra/Ramialison 63 76

:hug:

coetzergambill
May 8th, 2013, 11:22 AM
Zarah's Fed Cup profile.

http://www1.fedcup.com/en/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100140110

Go and get some wins for your country zarah!

coetzergambill
May 10th, 2013, 01:49 PM
Fed Cup against Norway:

Razafimahatratra def. Odegaard 63 61
Razafimahatratra/Andriamananarivo vs. Raaholdt/Stokke

go zarah!

coetzergambill
May 11th, 2013, 06:59 AM
Razafimahatratra/Andriamananarivo def. Raaholdt/Stokke 75 61

congrats for these good wins in your first fed cup zarah!

they beat norway 2-1, so they only lost to liechtenstein, one of the best teams in group 3.

coetzergambill
May 12th, 2013, 09:54 AM
now against morocco for 3rd or 4th place:

Qostal def. Andriamananarivo 62 62
Razafimahatratra def. Lalami 75 64
Razafimahatratra/Andriamananarivo vs. Qostal/Lalami play abandoned

go team madagascar, only one more win!

coetzergambill
May 19th, 2013, 06:24 PM
zarah was on the entry list for the 25k in casablanca next week, but she's not in the draw :(

coetzergambill
Oct 14th, 2013, 07:58 AM
25k Lagos:

R1: Razafimahatratra vs. (WC)Amen
Razafimahatratra/Murta vs. Masuri/Wang

Welcome back zarah. Get some wins here!

Embittered
Oct 14th, 2013, 12:08 PM
Amen without a prayer.

I take it Zarah won 2 & 3; the match has disappeared off the bet365 live score. An unconvincing scoreline, but no doubt Zarah is rusty. Needs to get herself back in gear for the next match against a Brit.

coetzergambill
Oct 15th, 2013, 06:51 AM
Congrats zarah, now gl in R2!

coetzergambill
Oct 16th, 2013, 05:05 PM
R2: (7)Broady def. Razafimahatratra 62 36 61

:( had hoped for an upset but after such a long break we shouldn't expect too much...

coetzergambill
Oct 17th, 2013, 07:40 PM
R1: Masuri/Wang def. Razafimahatratra/Murta 61 63

:( hoped for at least one win. She needs all the money she can get! Better luck next week zarah!

coetzergambill
Oct 21st, 2013, 08:03 AM
25k Lagos:

R1: Razafimahatratra vs. (5)Klaffner
Razafimahatratra/Steinherr vs. Sunkara/Thombare

Go zarah!

coetzergambill
Oct 21st, 2013, 09:38 PM
Lost 63 62 in singles :(

coetzergambill
Oct 22nd, 2013, 09:04 PM
R1: Sunkara/Thombare def. Razafimahatratra/Steinherr 62 67 10-7

:( bad week for zarah!

coetzergambill
Nov 12th, 2013, 08:49 PM
10k Oujda:

R1: (3)Razafimahatratra vs. Bye
R2: (3)Razafimahatratra vs. Prati

R1: (3)Razafimahatratra/Qostal vs. Bye
QF: (3)Razafimahatratra/Qostal vs. Heil/Peckel

Go zarah, get at least to the final, everything else would be disappointing.

coetzergambill
Nov 13th, 2013, 09:14 PM
R2: (3)Razafimahatratra def. Prati 62 76
QF: (3)Razafimahatratra vs. (Q)Schiechtel

QF: (3)Razafimahatratra/Qostal def. Heil/Peckel 62 76
SF: (3)Razafimahatratra/Qostal vs. Breve/Werbrouck

coetzergambill
Nov 14th, 2013, 05:07 PM
QF: (3)Razafimahatratra def. (Q)Schiechtel 61 64
SF: (3)Razafimahatratra vs. (2)Collombon

SF: (3)Razafimahatratra/Qostal def. Breve/Werbrouck 62 60
F: (3)Razafimahatratra/Qostal vs. (1)Nancarrow/Parres Azcoitia

go zarah, keep winning!