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Slutiana
May 21st, 2010, 07:01 PM
Birth Date 28/04/1990
Birth Place Casablanca, Morocco
Residence Casablanca, Morocco
Nationality Morocco
Height 1.76m
Plays Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Favourite Surface Clay, Hard

This week:

10k Rivoli
32 W Stephanie SCIMONE (ITA) 6-2 6-0
16 W Alina SULLIVAN (MEX) 6-1 6-0
QF W Annalisa BONA (ITA) 6-2 2-1 RET
SF W Martina GLEDACHEVA (BUL) 6-2 6-3


I saw her in Fes and although she lost to a not so good opponent, I was impressed with her game. She has a very good first serve and forehand and I think she could do really well on the challenger circuit. It would be great for Morocco, too.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v3880/217/63/507359586/n507359586_1707243_4671352.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs054.snc1/4488_87260459586_507359586_1769017_2769169_n.jpg
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Slutiana
May 22nd, 2010, 09:31 PM
Final: Nadia LALAMI (MAR) defeated Verdiana VERARDI (ITA) 6-4 6-2

:worship:

Jason A.
Apr 20th, 2011, 01:48 PM
BUMP! Slutiana, I think that you were absolutely right about this girl. ;) I watched her play for the first time yesterday -- beating Doi in Fes, 62 75 -- and she's got a boatload of potential. :eek:

Slutiana
Apr 20th, 2011, 02:22 PM
Yep, I saw it too. She played great. :worship: She was so happy at the end.

Up against Rezai now. Here's to hoping that Rezai can't hit a ball in court.

andrewbroad
Apr 21st, 2011, 01:35 AM
I really liked what I saw of Nadia when I watched her play in the junior event at Eastbourne 2008 (she lost 6-4 7-5 to Elena Bogdan in a very high-quality match by junior standards), so it's great to see her finally making her mark on the WTA Tour.

Nadia may look like Ana Ivanović, but she is more like Maria Sharapova in tennis-terms: she goes for her shots with powerful groundstrokes (accompanied by grunts), and hits the occasional left-handed forehand.

coetzergambill
Apr 21st, 2011, 09:26 AM
congrats nadia for being the first quaterfinalist from morocco at the WTA tour and beating the no. 1 seed in Fes! keep it up! gl in the next round!

kittyking
Apr 21st, 2011, 09:51 AM
Well done :)

dos Santos
Apr 23rd, 2011, 12:15 PM
Fes.2011.WS.R2.Rezai.vs.Lalami (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FTDIKJEK)

Slutiana
Apr 23rd, 2011, 12:51 PM
Thanks for the video! I'll make highlights when I can.

Shame about the loss yesterday, but she seemed so nervous with all the attention. Considering how unknown she was before this week, I don't blame her one bit.

Jason A.
Apr 27th, 2011, 07:02 AM
The thought that she may have been a bit nervous crossed my mind too -- especially in the first set -- but I couldn't say for sure. At any rate, I have a feeling that her subsequent jump of 150+ ranking spots might have helped to ease the pain some. :lol:

To tell you the truth, I'm not too worried about the scoreline of that final match, because I'd expect there to be both good and bad days with an aggressive game like hers. In addition to that, she's still a work in progress. It's definitely gonna take some time for her to fully develop. However, when this girl pulls it all together, it is going to be E-P-I-C. :devil: I've watched her play 3 matches, and I've already seen her hit nearly every shot in the book. My only concern has to do with her movement, but I'd have to see more of her in order to make a final, judgement call about that one. That said, she also understands how to play defense, and she has no qualms about playing a lob or slice in order to give herself time to recover. :angel:

Anyway, I came across this interview with former Moroccan player, Bahia Mouhtassine, and in it she mentions Nadia as one to watch.

http://www.magharebia.com/cocoon/awi/xhtml1/en_GB/features/awi/features/2005/08/04/feature-01

coetzergambill
May 17th, 2011, 10:19 AM
25k Goyang

R1: Nadia LALAMI (MAR) (7) def Yoon-Young JEONG (KOR) 64 64

R1: LALAMI (MAR)/SIMMONDS (RSA) (4) Vs BAE (KOR)/LEE (KOR)

congrats nadia, gl in R2!

coetzergambill
May 18th, 2011, 10:57 AM
R1: LALAMI (MAR)/SIMMONDS (RSA) (4) def BAE (KOR)/LEE (KOR) 60 62
QF: LALAMI (MAR)/SIMMONDS (RSA) (4) Vs CHAE (KOR)/KIM (KOR)

coetzergambill
May 19th, 2011, 11:52 AM
R2: Ju-Eun KIM (KOR) def Nadia LALAMI (MAR) (7) 61 64

QF: CHAE (KOR)/KIM (KOR) def LALAMI (MAR)/SIMMONDS (RSA) (4) 64 36 [10-8]

:( had expected a little more.

coetzergambill
May 23rd, 2011, 10:22 AM
25k changwon:

R1: LALAMI, Nadia (MAR) vs qualifier
R1: HAN (KOR)/LEE (KOR) Vs LALAMI (MAR)/SIMMONDS (RSA)

better luck this week, nadia!

coetzergambill
May 24th, 2011, 09:26 PM
25k changwon:

R1: LALAMI (MAR) / SIMMONDS (RSA) defeated HAN (KOR) / LEE (KOR) 6-4 6-4
QF: AREFYEVA (UKR) / CHEN (TPE) (1) Vs LALAMI (MAR) / SIMMONDS (RSA)

gl in singles, nadia!

coetzergambill
May 25th, 2011, 09:42 AM
R1: Nadia LALAMI (MAR) def Ju-Eun KIM (KOR) 62 62
R2: Nadia LALAMI (MAR) Vs Tetyana AREFYEVA (UKR) (4)

coetzergambill
May 28th, 2011, 09:22 AM
R2: Tetyana AREFYEVA (UKR) (4) def Nadia LALAMI (MAR) 64 60 :(

coetzergambill
May 28th, 2011, 09:21 PM
QF: AREFYEVA (UKR)/CHEN (TPE) (1) def LALAMI (MAR)/SIMMONDS (RSA) 16 62 [10-5]

LightsOut!
May 29th, 2011, 11:19 AM
Nadia :hug:

coetzergambill
Jun 1st, 2011, 10:54 AM
25k gimcheon:

R1: KANG (KOR)/KIM (KOR) def LALAMI (MAR)/SIMMONDS (RSA) 64 57 [10-5] :(

gl in singles, nadia!

coetzergambill
Jun 2nd, 2011, 09:33 AM
R1: Seung-Yeon HONG (KOR) def Nadia LALAMI (MAR) 64 62 :(

not a good week for nadia!

coetzergambill
Jul 11th, 2011, 08:22 AM
25k imola:

R1: Nadia LALAMI (MAR) (8) Vs Martina CAREGARO (ITA)
R1: CHAKHNASHVILI (GEO) / LALAMI (MAR) (3) BYE

coetzergambill
Jul 19th, 2011, 10:42 AM
25k samsun:

R1: Sofiya CHEKUNOVA (UKR) Vs Nadia LALAMI (MAR) (7)

R1: AL NABHANI (OMA) / LALAMI (MAR) (3) BYE

gl nadia!

coetzergambill
Jul 20th, 2011, 08:23 PM
R1: Nadia LALAMI (MAR) (7) defeated Sofiya CHEKUNOVA (UKR) 6-2 6-4
R2: Evgeniya SVINTSOVA (RUS) Vs Nadia LALAMI (MAR) (7)

gl nadia!

lost in doubles QF: SEZER (TUR) / SOYLU (TUR) defeated AL NABHANI (OMA) / LALAMI (MAR) (3) 4-6 6-4 [10-7] :(

coetzergambill
Jul 22nd, 2011, 02:04 PM
R2: Nadia LALAMI (MAR) (7) defeated Evgeniya SVINTSOVA (RUS) 6-4 5-7 6-3
QF: Nadia LALAMI (MAR) (7) defeated Katja MILAS (CRO) 6-4 6-2
SF: Nadia LALAMI (MAR) (7) Vs Yulia PUTINTSEVA (RUS)

Great run so far! go nadia!

coetzergambill
Aug 23rd, 2011, 10:06 AM
50k instanbul:

R1:
Nadia LALAMI (MAR) Vs Anastasia GRYMALSKA (ITA)
LALAMI (MAR) / SIMMONDS (RSA) Vs ESEN (TUR) / ESEN (TUR)

gl nadia!

coetzergambill
Aug 24th, 2011, 12:17 PM
R1: Nadia LALAMI (MAR) defeated Anastasia GRYMALSKA (ITA) 6-7(5) 6-1 6-4

uh, that was close! gl in R2.

coetzergambill
Oct 10th, 2011, 08:42 AM
25k St. Cugat:

R1: Nadia LALAMI (MAR) Vs Annalisa BONA (ITA)

gl nadia!

coetzergambill
Oct 12th, 2011, 08:50 AM
R1: Annalisa BONA (ITA) defeated Nadia LALAMI (MAR) 6-1 6-1

wow, whats wrong nadia?

Jason A.
Oct 21st, 2011, 02:42 AM
That's a really good question... People's expectations rose after what she did in Fes. Maybe she's feeling the weight of all of those expectations. I watched some of her match against Danilidou in Pozoblanco, and she was totally out of sorts. The UE's were piling up, and she was just frustrated. It was still the Nadia that I watched play in Fes; the difference was that she was now facing some big mental hurdles. I've been here hoping that she would find a way to pull it together before the season ended, but it never really worked out that way. Oh well, let's just hope that she can start next season with a clean slate.

coetzergambill
Feb 12th, 2012, 09:07 PM
doha:

R1:
(WC) Lalami vs Peer
JOVANOVSKI, Bojana (SRB)/LALAMI, Nadia (MAR) vs KLEPAC, Andreja (SLO)/ROSOLSKA, Alicja (POL)

go nadia!

coetzergambill
Feb 13th, 2012, 06:46 PM
lost to peer 06 06 :( what's wrong with you nadia? and lost in doubles,too:

Klepac/Rosolska (SLO/POL) d. Jovanovski/Lalami (SRB/MAR) 63 61

coetzergambill
Apr 25th, 2012, 07:03 AM
lost 16 16 as a WC in fes R1 :(

she had QF points to defend. she seems to be completely out of form....she already lost 8 matches in a row now! come on nadia, get back on track!

coetzergambill
Apr 26th, 2012, 06:33 PM
lost also in R1 in doubles.....

Jason A.
Apr 30th, 2012, 04:58 AM
Well, I watched both of her matches -- singles and doubles -- and I'm staying hopeful. :) For starters, her attitude was a whole lot better than what it was in Pozoblanco last year. She did a pretty good job of staying positive out there, and that's easier said than done after struggling for so long. Even though the score in the match against Mathilde was disappointing, I think that she's pretty close to being able to play some quality tennis. The majority of Nadia's unforced errors were balls that she hit long, but that's something that can be corrected easily enough. On clay, her movement does seem to be a bit of a weakness, but once again, that's something that can be improved -- I think snappier, better-timed split steps could help a lot.

Nadia can still pull it together. For tennis players, rhythm comes and it goes, but talent is a constant. Nadia has got lots of talent, so the tools for her to succeed will always be there. In the end, I think that it's gonna boil down to if she's got enough self-belief.

coetzergambill
May 14th, 2012, 01:13 PM
25k Casablanca:

R1:
(Q)Audrey Bergot (FRA) v (wc)Nadia Lalami (MAR)
Garcia-Vidagany/Hermoso (ESP/MEX) v El Allami/Lalami (MAR/MAR)

good draw. get that win this time, nadia!

coetzergambill
May 16th, 2012, 08:46 PM
lost 46 46 in singles and 26 67 in doubles :(

coetzergambill
Jul 30th, 2012, 05:47 AM
where is she? the last tournament she played was in may....

coetzergambill
Oct 5th, 2012, 06:50 PM
25k Sant Cugat:

QR1: (WC)Lalami vs. Vives Joan

gl nadia, get back on track this time and win some matches!

coetzergambill
Oct 6th, 2012, 07:40 PM
QR1: (WC)Lalami def. Vives Joan 63 63
QR2: (10)Ozga def. (WC)Lalami 63 61

:hug: at least one win!

coetzergambill
Nov 19th, 2012, 12:35 PM
10k Vallduxo:

QR1: (6)Lalami def. (WC)Royo Marco 60 60
QR2: (6)Lalami def. Marti Riembau 64 63

R1: (Q)Lalami vs. (WC)Mocete-Talamantes

R1: (4)Lalami/Fernandez-Rabener vs. bye
QF: (4)Lalami/Fernandez-Rabener vs. Martinez Sanjuan/Mocete-Talamantes

gl nadia, get some wins again!

coetzergambill
Nov 21st, 2012, 09:29 AM
R1: (Q)Lalami def. (WC)Mocete-Talamantes 26 62 62
R2: (Q)Lalami vs. (4)Windley

nadia winning three matches in a row :bounce: keep it up now, you need those points!

coetzergambill
Nov 22nd, 2012, 08:17 AM
QF: (4)Lalami/Fernandez-Rabener def. Martinez Sanjuan/Mocete-Talamantes 61 64
SF: (4)Lalami/Fernandez-Rabener vs. (1)Sizikova/Windley

coetzergambill
Nov 23rd, 2012, 03:00 PM
R2: (4)Windley def. (Q)Lalami 62 62

:(

SF: (1)Sizikova/Windley def. (4)Lalami/Fernandez-Rabener 63 62

coetzergambill
Feb 27th, 2013, 03:07 PM
10k Mallorca:

R1: (WC)Lalami vs. qualifier
Lalami/Daniel vs. Heisen/Pfizenmeier

coetzergambill
Feb 28th, 2013, 07:54 AM
R1: (WC)Lalami def. (Q)Versteeg 62 64
Heisen/Pfizenmeier def. Lalami/Daniel 75 64

R2: (WC)Lalami vs. (4)Costas

coetzergambill
Mar 2nd, 2013, 12:58 PM
lost 16 16 in R2 :(

coetzergambill
Mar 31st, 2013, 09:04 PM
10k Torrent:

QR1: (WC)Vilaca def. (12)Lalami 64 16 61

:(

coetzergambill
Apr 19th, 2013, 07:24 PM
Marrakech:

QR1: (WC)Lalami vs. (3)Koehler

tough draw, gl nadia!

coetzergambill
Apr 20th, 2013, 10:01 PM
lost 16 46 :hug:

coetzergambill
Apr 23rd, 2013, 08:19 PM
R1: (WC)Lalami/El Allami vs. Dominguez Lino/Parra Santonja

tough draw. gl, do your best!

coetzergambill
Apr 25th, 2013, 05:53 AM
R1: L Dominguez Lino / A Parra Santonja (ESP/ESP) d F El Allami / N Lalami (MAR/MAR) | 6 - 0 | 6 - 4 |

coetzergambill
Nov 24th, 2013, 04:28 PM
10k Fes:

R1: Lalami vs. Haepers
(2)Lalami/Roemer vs. Bye

coetzergambill
Nov 26th, 2013, 08:28 PM
R1: Lalami def. Haepers 64 62
R2: Lalami vs. (2)Collombon

QF: (2)Lalami/Roemer def. Gardella/Tortsikava 60 60

Finally a win in singles. Ans what a score in doubles!

coetzergambill
Nov 28th, 2013, 06:51 AM
R2: (2)Collombon def. Lalami 63 63

SF: (2)Lalami/Roemer vs. (3)Razafimahatratra/Qostal

coetzergambill
Nov 29th, 2013, 01:34 PM
SF: (2)Lalami/Roemer def. (3)Razafimahatratra/Qostal 76 64
F: (2)Lalami/Roemer vs. (1)Nancarrow/Parres Azcoitia

gl nadia!

coetzergambill
Nov 30th, 2013, 11:46 AM
F: (1)Nancarrow/Parres Azcoitia def. (2)Lalami/Roemer 76 63

:hug: still a good week in doubles. now keep it up and get back on track in singles, too!

coetzergambill
Dec 2nd, 2013, 08:52 PM
10k Sharm El Sheikh:

R1: Lalami vs. (5)Cadar
(4)Lalami/Frlicka vs. Dart/Dunne

coetzergambill
Dec 10th, 2013, 09:06 PM
R1: (5)Cadar def. Lalami 61 62
Dart/Dunne def. (4)Lalami/Frlicka 60 64

coetzergambill
Dec 10th, 2013, 09:07 PM
10k Sharm El Sheikh:

R1:
Lalami def. (Q)Kulova 62 75
(3)Lalami/Fafaliou vs. bye

QF: (3)Lalami/Fafaliou vs. Dart/Dunne

better luck this week nadia!

coetzergambill
May 6th, 2014, 06:52 PM
she just retired from professional tennis due to the lack of financial support. :hug: it's such a shame with most of the promising african players that they can't fulfill their potential due to the lack of money.
gl in your life now nadia, whatever you're up to now!

Jason A.
Jun 8th, 2014, 11:08 PM
she just retired from professional tennis due to the lack of financial support. :hug: it's such a shame with most of the promising african players that they can't fulfill their potential due to the lack of money.
gl in your life now nadia, whatever you're up to now!

Thanks for the update, Coetzer. Where did you hear about her decision to retire?

coetzergambill
Jun 9th, 2014, 06:50 AM
I found it in the official retirements 2014 thread where someone wrote that she announced something on her facebook account and that she retired due to financial issues.

Jason A.
Jun 9th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Thanks again for the tip, Coetzer. I googled it, and I was able to find her Facebook page and the announcement. The link and a Google translation of what she had to say are below. Nadia is a heckuva talent, but whatever will be, will be... So wishing her all the best in the future. :)

https://fr-fr.facebook.com/pages/Nadia-Lalami/103923922978056

Good evening everyone
I hope you are well. For my part, I wanted to tell you that I stopped playing the professional circuit as you would probably notice, because surely most of you know that no other sponsors it is almost impossible to get there.
I had therefore no financial aid and no sponsors of nowhere which is supported me, so I had to decide to retire, even if I represented my country all over the world with dignity and making good results and atteignat the # 1 spot in Morocco, Africa and the Middle East.
Finally, I especially thank you for all the support you have given me for much of my career.
Now I am trying to build my future by continuing to play team matches in France!

Do not worry, I'm still in shape

Thank you again!

Good evening to you all.