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Jan 17th, 2011, 12:03 AM
Yolande Leacock from Trinidad and Tobago seems to be a promising and rising player. right now she plays itf tournaments in the united states. her highest singles ranking was no. 919 at the end of last year, right now she's ranked no. 932. i just wanted to start a platform for everybody who's interested to follow and discuss her results and post news about her. so everybody feel free to post your thoughts.
here are two older articles i found about her in the internet:



"Trinidad and Tobago may hardly be a household name when it comes to the sport of tennis, but young tennis starlet Yolande Leacock has that ambition at the top of her to-do list.

Leacock, who has silently been climbing the ranks of local women's tennis, reached the local peak this year when she was not only ranked number one in singles and doubles play this year, but was also the 2005 First Citizens Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year nominee for the sport.

She surpassed local doubles partner Olivia Bennett as the country's leading overseas-based player last year.

The young Tobagonian edged a step closer to this goal when she achieved her first International Tennis Federation senior ranking of 1177 last month.

Leacock, like another promising local youngster, Olivia Bennett, currently based in Florida in the USA, has had an inconsistent 2006, going through a transition with a new coach in Jamaican Greg Russell.

The 15-year-old, though, already has her eyes on the prize, and with the support of her dad, George Leacock, who is also a physical education instructor, can only be on the way up.

To get her first ranking, Leacock needed to qualify for at least three tournaments with a top prize of US$ 10,000 or more. It took her just seven of these "tens" tournaments, reaching the qualifying round in four, and eventually getting success in three-- ITF tournaments in Wichita, Kansas ; Salt Lake, Texas; and Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

Leacock, who favours playing on a hard court, has been competing on the professional circuit as an amateur, her record thus far stands at 18 wins and seven losses, and she has gotten past a South African Alicia Tillay, ranked 543 at the time.

The senior Leacock is also putting his full faith in his daughter's ability.

"I can only go by what the coaches say and so on," he told Sport Express in a recent interview.

"The president of the Jamaican Federation, who has been around tennis for over 30 years, has said that she is the player with the best opportunity that he has seen in his history of seeing players coming out of the Caribbean.

"She is the best in terms of age and athletic ability."

Yolande, though is adamant she wants to excel in her chosen field of sport, and is already thinking ahead, while admitting she still has a long way to go to fulfill her full potential.

"Right now," she explained, "I think I have to do a lot more work to get where I need to go, because I'm only 15. It's going to be a lot of hard work."

Leacock also revealed she's aiming to get into senior competition in the US Open, which will provide her with a real test of her talents.

"I want to be the number one tennis player in the world, that's my goal in tennis," she stated plainly and convincingly. And with such a huge drive toward success, it is no surprise her favourite player is men's world number one Roger Federer.

The elder Leacock expressed special gratitude to Sports and Games, and by extension Wilson International, who he said have been the only continuous source of sponsorship for Yolande.

Leacock, who returned to her Florida base on Sunday, has the possibility of a "tens" tournament before month's end, and is also looking at another pair in Guadalajara and Guarez in Mexico next month.

With such a passion for the sport and World class goals though, Yolande Leacock could likely be the name that puts T&T on the international tennis map."

Right now she's playing qualies at the 25k in Lutz. she won her first round.

Q1: Yolande Leacock def. Annie Mulholland 75 64
Q2: Yolande Leacock vs Maria-Fernanda Alves

gl in the 2nd round!

Jan 18th, 2011, 12:23 PM
yolande playing her 2nd round qualimatch today. OOP says, if she wins, she has to play another match later that day. hope the best for you, yolande! qualify, please!

Jan 19th, 2011, 01:39 PM
Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) defeated Maria-Fernanda ALVES (BRA) (4) 6-3 6-4 :D
Natasa ZORIC (SRB) (14) defeated Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) 6-1 6-1 :sad:

Jan 21st, 2011, 08:52 AM

her next tournament seems to be the 25k rancho santa fe. she's in the quali-list. hope she can qualify this time! gl yolande!

Jan 25th, 2011, 08:35 PM
saw her in Atlanta a couple of years ago. very talented

Jan 30th, 2011, 09:20 AM
yolandes part of the quali draw in rancho santa fe:

FINK, Amanda (USA) 7

LEACOCK, Yolande (TRI)
WEN, Xin (CHN)

GEORGE, Nicola (GBR)

ROTTMANN, Nicole (AUT) 12

gl yolande, qualify please!

Jan 30th, 2011, 12:28 PM
I have been followin her career from the start and she indeed showed a lot of promise. However she had a very long break because of an injury, I suppose, as she lost quite a lot of matches retiring. She is extremely inocsistent as once before retiring she was traliing against Ghinda, who is a terrible bagel girl. Since she came back last year she seems to be healthy and improving steadily. But I think after such a long break it would be much better for her to play 10k's, get some match play and build confidence instead of 25k qualies.

Jan 31st, 2011, 09:37 AM
omg!!!! yolande lost her 1r match 06 06!!! what happened to her? it really looks like it would be better for her to play 10k's first.

Jan 31st, 2011, 07:20 PM
I hope it was just a very bad day for her and that never happens again :hug:

Feb 5th, 2011, 07:36 PM
yolande playing qualies at the 25k rancho mirage next week. gl and qualify this time!

Feb 8th, 2011, 10:01 AM

QR1: Megan FALCON (USA) (5) defeated Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) 61 63

come on, yolande. you have to win some matches and qualify or start playing 10k's to win some matches and get some points and probably confidence, too!

Feb 15th, 2011, 07:41 AM
hmmm,yolande is on the quali list at the 25k in surprise, but she's neither in the quali draw nor in the main draw. maybe se decided to take some time off or play smaller tournaments to get some more points! hope she plays again soon! gl yolande!

Mar 16th, 2011, 10:40 AM
lately she withdrew form some tournaments or didn't go there/enter, most recently at the 100k in nassau (she is on the alternates list but not in the quali draw) and she was also on the entry list at the 10k in poza rica next week, but also withdrew! hope it's nothing wrong, but i think its a good decision to play some 10k's to get more wins and points first, before playing 25k's and losing in qualies every time!
so come on yolande, keep playing and get some wins in the next tournaments!

Mar 22nd, 2011, 08:52 AM
yolande entered 3 tournaments for next week, the 25k in buenos aires, the 25k in pelham and the 10k in Ribeirao Preto. but she withdrew from Ribeirao Preto and pelham, so it seems she decided to play buenos aires qualies. i think it would have been wiser to play the 10k in brazil because she would have been in the main draw and it would have been easier to win some matches and get ranking points. but anyway, gl next week yolande, get on the winning track again and qualify this time!

Mar 26th, 2011, 09:30 AM
25k buenos aires:

QR1: Yolande Leacock (7) vs bye
QR2: Yolande Leacock (7) vs Stefanini or Mercier

come on yolande, win some matches again and qulify this time!

Mar 27th, 2011, 09:39 AM
QR2: Yolande Leacock (TRI) (7) vs Cecilia Mercier (URU)

mercier beat stefanini 60 60 in round 1, so hope it's not too tough for yolande!gl in round 2!

Mar 27th, 2011, 10:02 PM
QR2: Yolande Leacock (TRI) (7) def. Cecilia Mercier (URU) 61 62
QR3: Yolande Leacock (TRI) (7) def. Flavia GUIMARAES BUENO (BRA) (10) 61 64

congrats for qualifying. three wins in a row are great. now gl in round 1 against the higher ranked wildcard player Catalina PELLA (ARG). come on yolande, make it four in a row!

R1: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) vs Catalina PELLA (ARG)

Mar 29th, 2011, 04:54 AM
Yolandes Dad, in Argentina, then off to Caracas, three 10s may not stay for all three, don't want to push too fast looking forward to tomorrow!

Mar 30th, 2011, 09:01 AM
R1: Catalina PELLA (ARG) def. Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) 62 62 :hug:

at least she won 3 matches and qualified. better luck in the next tournaments in caracas!

Mar 30th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Yolande :sad:
Better luck next time :hug:

Mar 30th, 2011, 01:04 PM
Thanks for your kind comments and concern, i will pass them on to Yolande, we off to Caracas, via panama at 3:15 am tomorrow, so 9 hours airborne, wish we could have done 3 weeks on clay to work on the extra footwork and patience it demands!

Mar 30th, 2011, 04:14 PM
Great to see her playing in a 10k, should help her game, ranking and confidence :)

Mar 30th, 2011, 07:02 PM
Thanks for your kind comments and concern, i will pass them on to Yolande, we off to Caracas, via panama at 3:15 am tomorrow, so 9 hours airborne, wish we could have done 3 weeks on clay to work on the extra footwork and patience it demands!

yeah, tell her that she's got a thread here and that there are quite some fans following her results and cheering for her in the tournaments! so again, gl to her in caracas! :wavey:

Apr 3rd, 2011, 08:17 PM
10k caracas:

R1: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) vs Stephany GAMIZ (VEN) (WC)

their head to head is 0-0, and Gamiz is unranked. so yolande has a good chance to win this match! so gl, get some wins and some ranking points!

Apr 4th, 2011, 12:01 PM
Very good chance to reach to the 2nd round, good luck Yolande! :)

Apr 4th, 2011, 12:03 PM
Getting ready to go, Yolande says thanks for the kind comments!

Apr 4th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Great, wish her luck from us!:)

Apr 4th, 2011, 06:01 PM
Yolande won 6-2 6-0 had rough patch between game 4 and the beginning of the second set with some errors but she figured it out by the beginning of the second. She was the only singles game today, so a day off tomorrow!

Apr 4th, 2011, 07:18 PM
Yolande :yeah: Glad that she was able to chance her game at harsh moments :)
Enjoy your day off and good luck in 2nd round! I believe in Yolande and am sure she has potential to go far in this tournament :)

Apr 5th, 2011, 06:56 AM
congrats yolande, enjoy your day off and gl in round 2!

Apr 6th, 2011, 07:00 AM
R2: Adriana PEREZ (VEN) (4) Vs Yolande LEACOCK (TRI)

gl today, yolande! come on, win some more matches!

Apr 6th, 2011, 08:04 PM
Lost today did not settle down to the very slow defensive play of the girl, has to learn to play counterpunchers! More Airports, LORD!

Apr 6th, 2011, 09:00 PM
oh no! :hug: better luck next week! cheers from germany! go yolande!

Apr 8th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Yolande :hug:
Good luck in next tournament! Where she plays next?

Apr 8th, 2011, 05:36 PM
We both picked up a flu bug in Caracas, going to the doctor now, will probably withdraw next week, not sure yet!

Apr 9th, 2011, 12:28 PM
oh no, hope you both get well soon and its nothing serious!

Apr 11th, 2011, 09:44 AM
yolande up from no. 933 to no. 910 this week! new career high. congrats yolande, keep it up and get well soon!

Apr 22nd, 2011, 07:24 PM
When/where is Yolande playing next?

Apr 23rd, 2011, 12:20 AM
When/where is Yolande playing next?

don't know. but her father is a member of this forum and posted some replies already, so i hope he'll post soon where she's playing next!

Apr 23rd, 2011, 02:12 AM
sorry, back in T&T since Caracas, doing some press and working on some sponsorship options, looking to Indian Harbour then Nort Carolina, had to take a few days off after caracas for the flu.

Apr 24th, 2011, 10:12 AM
great news, thanks. so good luck in finding a good sponsor! and best luck for the next tournaments!

Apr 29th, 2011, 08:23 PM
I saw the Indian Harbour entry list and Yolande is a bit far from the Q draw. But did some players pull out and can Yolande play in Indian Harbour??

Apr 30th, 2011, 08:23 AM
don't know, her dad said that they planned to play indian harbour beach, but i thought the same, she seems to be out of the quali-draw a bit too far....but who knows, maybe she's lucky!

Apr 30th, 2011, 11:38 AM
We are finally back in florida,indian harbour is just 2 1/2 hous away so its worth the drive, but raleigh next week looks mor promising!

Apr 30th, 2011, 01:57 PM
ok, great, so gl for both tournaments!

May 1st, 2011, 08:19 AM
Yolande in $50.000 Indian Harbour Beach, FL (USA)

Q draw
(1)Roxane Vaisemberg (BRA) v Asia Muhammed (USA)
Paula Cristina Goncalves (BRA) v (wc)Amanda Rodgers (USA)
Yolande Leacock (TRI) v (wc)Hayley Carter (USA)
(6)Alyona Sotnikova (UKR) v (wc)Di Zhao (CHN)

Good luck Yolande! Tough draw, but I hope she can show some good tennis and win some matches. :)

May 1st, 2011, 11:13 AM
hey, great to see that she made it into the draw! 1r against a wildcard seems to be ok. hope she wins at least the first match, more matches would be even better of course!

May 2nd, 2011, 07:44 AM
Lost to Carter 3:6, 3:6 :sad:
This is a bad loss, but I hope next tournament will be better :hug:

May 2nd, 2011, 10:01 AM

hoping for a better score next time! gl yolande!

May 8th, 2011, 11:43 AM
50k Raleigh:

QR1: Yolande Leacock vs Elizabeth Ferris

go yolande, get the win this time!

May 9th, 2011, 07:42 AM
Yolande lost 3:6, 0:6 :sad:
I read that she is playing in Fed cup the next week, good luck in FC :)

May 9th, 2011, 08:17 AM

better luck next time!

May 9th, 2011, 11:44 AM
Yolande has been excused from the Fed Cup team to keep working on some issues she has on the backhand and serving. She willl play the 10 000 in Pennsilvania next week.

May 9th, 2011, 04:55 PM
gl next week then!

Jason A.
May 11th, 2011, 04:50 AM
Pics of Yolande in Raleigh. :)




May 11th, 2011, 08:28 AM
thank's for the pics, Jason

Jason A.
May 11th, 2011, 11:09 PM
You're welcome. :)

May 17th, 2011, 09:21 AM
10k Landisville:

R1: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) Vs Angelina GABUEVA (RUS) (5)

:( another tough draw. come on yolande, get the upset this time!

May 17th, 2011, 10:03 PM
(5)Angelina Gabueva (RUS) d. Yolande Leacock (TRI) 60 46 61 :sad:
But at least she won a set against a seeded player :)
Next tournament is $10,000 Sumter?

May 18th, 2011, 01:06 AM
Getting more and more consistent serving. The second set was her best in months, great fun tenns, just needs some more matches!

May 18th, 2011, 06:58 AM
although she lost, it's great to hear that she's getting better with every match! hope to see her at bigger itf tournaments more regularly soon! come on yolande, keep it up! cheers from germany!

May 18th, 2011, 07:36 AM
cut and paste this link to your browser, or just google her on youtube, the music is from T&T
All from the second set when she had it all together!

May 18th, 2011, 09:53 AM
thanks for the video! great to see her play so aggressive and that she plays at the net so often! looks promising!

by the way, why is she never playing doubles? i think that could also help her improve her game, or at least give her some more match practice.... :)

May 24th, 2011, 08:53 AM
10k Sumter:

R1: Kyle MCPHILLIPS (USA) (8) Vs Yolande LEACOCK (TRI)

go yolande, get the upset this time!

May 25th, 2011, 08:40 AM
bad day for yolande: Kyle MCPHILLIPS (USA) (8) def Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) 60 61 :(

come on yolande, get back to winning again!

May 30th, 2011, 08:52 AM
yolande playing the 10k at hilton head this week!
better luck this time, yolande!

May 31st, 2011, 09:05 AM
10k hilton head:

R1: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) Vs Epiphany B. TURNER (USA) (WC)

finally a better draw! gl yolande, take that chance!

May 31st, 2011, 11:21 AM
Good luck Yolande!

Jun 1st, 2011, 08:16 AM
Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) defeated Epiphany B. TURNER (USA) 6-1 6-4 :yeah:
Good luck in next round!

Jun 1st, 2011, 09:45 AM

finally a win again! gl in R2!

Jun 2nd, 2011, 08:32 AM
R2: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) Vs Amanda MCDOWELL (USA) (5)

go yolande!

Jun 3rd, 2011, 06:52 AM
(5)Amanda McDowell (USA) d. Yolande Leacock (TRI) 36 62 42 Ret. :sad:
Good fight against a good player, I wonder what happened in the end, I hope it is nothing serious.

Jun 3rd, 2011, 08:54 AM
:hug: hope she's not seriously injured! but a great fight it seems!

Jun 3rd, 2011, 11:46 AM
Great game, will post viideo, not serious, basically, been on the road so long fitness fell off and the first set was over an hour with 7 games going to deuce, some multiple times. Taking one month off to do heavy fitness and core work.

Jun 4th, 2011, 09:59 PM
Yolande earlier this year in Buenos Aires :)

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/196555_10150458164190574_98785200573_18061194_4884 495_n.jpg

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/200656_10150459839960574_98785200573_18078437_3480 834_n.jpg

Jun 5th, 2011, 08:06 AM
thanks for the pictures!

Jul 3rd, 2011, 03:40 PM
50k waterloo

QR1: Elizabeth Ferris (2) def Yolande Leacock 63 61 :(

better luck next time!

Jul 11th, 2011, 07:29 AM
25k granby:

QR1: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) (9) defeated Petra JANUSKOVA (CAN) 6-3 3-6 7-5
QR2: Elizabeth LUMPKIN (USA) (6) Vs Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) (9)

yay, yolande finally won a match again! and what a tough one! gl in QR2, qualify now!

Jul 11th, 2011, 07:32 AM
Go Yolande Leacock

Jul 12th, 2011, 09:23 AM
lost in QR2 16 16 :(

Jul 19th, 2011, 09:48 AM
10k evansville:

R1: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) Vs Nicole MELICHAR (USA)

gl yolande, win some more matches this time!

Jul 20th, 2011, 08:18 AM
lost in R1 again :(

Nicole MELICHAR (USA) def Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) 62 61

come on yolande, get on the winning track again!

Jul 20th, 2011, 10:53 AM

Jul 26th, 2011, 11:02 AM
10k st. joseph:

R1: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) Vs Ashley MURDOCK (USA)

go yolande, win the match this time! and she's finally playing doubles. i think it's a good decision. she'll get some extra match practice and of course some extra money.

Jul 26th, 2011, 11:06 PM
(wc)Ashley Murdock (USA) d. Yolande Leacock (TRI) 50 Ret. :sad:
I hope its nothing serious :unsure: :hug:

Jul 27th, 2011, 08:26 AM
oh no, hope so too! :hug:

but at least she won her doubles match:


gl yolande, hope she can play her doubles match!

Jul 29th, 2011, 06:42 AM
she lost her 2nd round doubles match:

BIGOS (POL) / CLARK (USA) (3) defeated LAWRENCE (USA) / LEACOCK (TRI) 7-6(6) 6-0

:hug: she won at least one doubles match...

Aug 7th, 2011, 03:51 PM
50k bronx:

QR1: yolande vs. elizabeth ferris

yolande lost both matches this year against her :( better luck this time!

Aug 8th, 2011, 09:40 AM
lost again :(

Elizabeth FERRIS (USA) def Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) 62 62

at least yolande moved up from no. 942 to no. 934 this week in singles!

Sep 5th, 2011, 07:05 AM
lost R1 in san luis potosi 1-6 1-6 :( come on yolande, get your act together and start winning again!

Sep 12th, 2011, 11:37 AM
25k redding:

QR1: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) (6) defeated Lateefa BROWN (USA) 6-0 6-0
QR2: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) (6) Vs Svetlana KRIVENCHEVA (BUL) (15)

wow, what a score in R1. now keep going yolande, just one more match to the md!

Sep 12th, 2011, 04:49 PM
Nice win, good luck in R2 :cheer:

Sep 13th, 2011, 08:11 AM
oh nooooo, she lost an extremly close match:

QR2: Svetlana KRIVENCHEVA (BUL) (15) defeated Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) (6) 1-6 7-6(4) 7-5


but she seems to be in better form again. keep it up yolande!

Sep 13th, 2011, 01:20 PM
Good news, Yolande got into the MD as LL, her opponent is 8th seeded Yasmin Schnack (Usa)
Good luck :cheer:

Sep 14th, 2011, 11:30 AM
was a good opportunity, but she lost :(

R1: Yasmin SCHNACK (USA) (8) defeated Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) 7-5 6-0

Oct 4th, 2011, 09:36 AM
10k Williamsburg:

R1: Xin WEN (CHN) (7) Vs Yolande LEACOCK (TRI)

tough draw, go yolande!

Oct 4th, 2011, 07:53 PM
Good luck :cheer:

Oct 6th, 2011, 07:53 AM
R1: Xin WEN (CHN) (7) defeated Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) 6-4 5-0 Retired :hug:

she retired AGAIN! hope its not serious, but she retired from time to time lately.....

Oct 6th, 2011, 06:56 PM
I also would like to know why she retired, is her father still on this site?
Yolande lost to Xin Wen 0 and 0 earlier this year, maybe she did not want another bagel from her :tape:

Oct 7th, 2011, 07:43 AM
i don't know......her father didn't post here in a while, so it seems he might not be here anymore...would be too bad, it was always great to know whats going on directly from her father! anyway, keep it up yolande, keep improving and get back to winning again!

Oct 9th, 2011, 08:57 AM
50k Troy:

QR1: Leacock vs Rogers

another tough draw. hope she can win this time! go yolande!

Oct 9th, 2011, 10:58 PM
dad back, lolz, getting some tough draws improving, getting fitter and working through the last few bits of rehab, the last retirement was due to, we think too much electrolites trying to deal with a tendency to sweat a lot and cramp, have to get the balance right!

Oct 10th, 2011, 07:36 AM
ok, good to know that it's nothing serious and that she's getting better again! keep it up yolande! :)

QR1: Shelby ROGERS (USA) defeated Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) 6-1 6-2

better luck next time! :hug:

Oct 16th, 2011, 07:46 PM
25k Rock Hill

QR1: LEACOCK, Yolande (TRI) vs KERMET, Kim (USA)

go yolande!

Oct 17th, 2011, 07:19 AM
QR1: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) defeated Kim KERMET (USA) 6-1 6-3
QR2: Krista HARDEBECK (USA) (6) Vs Yolande LEACOCK (TRI)

gl yolande!

Oct 17th, 2011, 07:58 AM

Oct 17th, 2011, 10:24 PM
QR2: (6)Krista Hardebeck (USA) d. Yolande Leacock (TRI) 62 63

:hug: at least some better results again!

Oct 18th, 2011, 01:16 PM
At least she won 1 match :) :hug:

Oct 23rd, 2011, 01:59 PM
25k Bayamon:

QR1: LEACOCK, Yolande (TRI) (4) vs bye
QR2: LEACOCK, Yolande (TRI) (4) vs KOSAKOWSKI, Sylvia (USA) or TARKOE, Bolan (USA)

go yolande! qualify this time! good chance!

Oct 24th, 2011, 10:25 PM
QR2: Sylvia KOSAKOWSKI (USA) defeated Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) (4) 2-6 6-1 6-3

oh nooo, it was such a great opportunity!

Oct 29th, 2011, 09:54 PM
oh no, yolande withdrew from the 50k in grapevine and the 10k in Montego Bay to play the 50k in toronto, but it seems she didn't make the quali cut :sad: better luck next time yolande!

Nov 5th, 2011, 10:20 PM
Yolande qualified to the 10k tournament in Montego Bay, Jamaica :yeah: She only had to play 1 match.
Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) (1) defeated Simone VRANOV-BROWN (USA) 6-0 6-2
Good luck in the MD :)

Nov 5th, 2011, 10:43 PM
she had to qualify for a 10k?! didn't know that!!! so now gl in the md yolande, get some wins and points this time!

Nov 5th, 2011, 10:50 PM
She was not entered so had to qualify.

Nov 6th, 2011, 08:54 PM
(wc)Laura Deigman (GBR) v (Q)Yolande Leacock (TRI)
(5)Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (ESP) v Ivette Lopez (MEX)

Deigman is an unranked girl, so this should be a winnable match :)

Jason A.
Nov 7th, 2011, 01:53 AM
Tambrin, I've got a lot of respect for what you and Yolande are trying to do out there on the tour. The Caribbean hasn't achieved a whole lot in the pro tennis ranks, but if we're ever gonna find a way to change that, we'll have to start somewhere. Just take a look at the main draw of this tournament; Yolande is the only player from the Caribbean to have made it in. That may be a small achievement in the grand scheme of things, but it's an achievement nonetheless. Our talent pools may be smaller than those of other countries, but that's only because our populations are smaller too. The point is that we've got our own talent, and we've got to make the most of it. That's exactly what you all are trying to do, and more power to you. :yeah:

Nov 7th, 2011, 08:50 PM
go yolande! get those wins now!

Nov 8th, 2011, 04:33 PM
yolande playing doubles, too:


go yolande!

Nov 9th, 2011, 05:57 AM
R1: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) defeated Laura DEIGMAN (GBR) 6-4 6-0
R2: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) Vs Nuria PARRIZAS-DIAZ (ESP) (5)

congrats yolande, finally a win again! now get that upset!

and keep winning in doubles!


Nov 9th, 2011, 09:52 AM
Nice :)

Nov 10th, 2011, 06:00 AM
R2: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) defeated Nuria PARRIZAS-DIAZ (ESP) (5) 6-4 6-0
QF: Elizabeth FERRIS (USA) (4) Vs Yolande LEACOCK (TRI)

yay, another win. congrats yolande. now against ferris. yolande lost all their meetings in two sets. hope she can win this time!


and gl in doubles, too, yolande! she really seems to be on a roll right now. keep it up!

Nov 10th, 2011, 09:22 AM
wow :eek: Looks like she is playing very well atm, hopefully she wont stop here and wins more matches in both singles and doubles :bounce:

Nov 10th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Elizabeth FERRIS (USA) (4) defeated Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) 6-1 7-5
Also lost 0 and 1 in doubles :sad:
But still a good week, keep going! :)

Nov 11th, 2011, 06:01 AM
at least the match in singles was closer than their other meetings before.....at least she'll move up from no. 1042 to around no. 971! keep it up!

Nov 21st, 2011, 02:12 PM
yay, she moved up to no. 957! congrats, keep it up now. but she withdrew from the next two tournaments where she entered...hope she's fine.....

Jan 9th, 2012, 05:13 AM
10k saint martin:

R1: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) Vs Victoria ZUKOWSKI (POL)

go yolande, get a good start to the season. good opportunity against a non-ranked player!

Jan 9th, 2012, 09:07 AM
Good luck! :)

Jan 11th, 2012, 07:56 AM
R1: Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) defeated Victoria ZUKOWSKI (POL) 6-3 6-1

go yolande! congrats for the first win of the season!

Jan 11th, 2012, 02:37 PM
Good luck in r2 :bounce:

Jan 13th, 2012, 08:34 AM
R2: Manon ARCANGIOLI (FRA) defeated Yolande LEACOCK (TRI) 6-0 4-0 Retired

:sad: :hug: bad start to the season. get better soon, yolande!

Jan 13th, 2012, 09:32 PM
:unsure: hopefully nothing too serious

Jan 16th, 2012, 12:37 AM
yolande was on the entry list at the 25k in plantation this week, but she's not in qualies, so i guess whatever it is, it takes some more time to get better again.....take care yolande and get well and back in action soon!

Jan 16th, 2012, 12:43 AM
She took a bad fall, hit her knee in the first round, should be OK in a week or so!

Jan 16th, 2012, 07:40 AM

get well soon!

Jan 16th, 2012, 08:04 PM
I wish her a quick recovery, get well soon and come back stronger :)

Jan 26th, 2012, 08:11 AM
she withdrew from the 25k in Rancho Santa Fe :(

Feb 4th, 2012, 12:00 PM
yolande was no. 10 on the quali list at the 100k+H in Cali but she isn't in the draw. :sad: would have been such a great opportunity to play at a big event!

Feb 25th, 2012, 01:41 PM
where is yolande? haven't seen her on any entry lists lately! come on yolnde, get back in action soon. we want to see you winning matches again!

Mar 11th, 2012, 08:32 AM
She is playing again :cheer:

Nassau 100k+H
Q1: Yolande Leacock (TRI) d. Nicole Robinson (USA) 62 63
Q2 against (7)Marie-Eve Pelletier (CAN)

Mar 11th, 2012, 10:55 AM
go yolande! get the upset!

Mar 11th, 2012, 08:39 PM
QR2: Pelletier def. Yolande 61 60 :(

better luck next time!

Mar 13th, 2012, 04:36 PM
hope there's room on Yolande's bandwagon, hi all!

Apr 9th, 2012, 10:16 PM
Where is she now? #TeamYolande

Apr 10th, 2012, 08:10 AM
withdrew from some tournaments again. don't know why exactly.....hope her father writes a message here again soon so we know more.....

Apr 14th, 2012, 12:26 PM
She is on the list to play in Fed Cup, starting April 16th. I wonder if she actually plays there or not. Her father has not been online for about a month now, I would like to know more about Yolande's schedule and how is she doing.

Apr 18th, 2012, 07:21 AM
yolande played fed cup. trinidad & tobago beat ecuador 3-0 :bounce:

Rose def. Treyes Albarracin 26 62 62
Leacock def. Gomez 46 75 30 ret.

Rose/Stampfli won the doubles match 63 76

congrats ladies, now gl against the dominican republic.
and what's funny, the team around yolande has quite an age difference. Anneliese ROSE is 33, Yolande LEACOCK is 21, Keneel TEESDALE is 20 and Breana STAMPFLI is 16. and they played against players all born in 1996 or 1997. what a strange meeting :)

and it seems yolande plans to return to action on the itf circuit after fed cup. she's no. 24 on the alternates list at the 50k in indian harbour beach.

Apr 18th, 2012, 08:52 PM
Glad she has finally returned :)

Apr 19th, 2012, 05:21 PM
Trinidad & Tobago beats the Dominican Republic 3-0 :bounce:

Rose def. Rodriguez 61 60 in 51 minutes
Leacock def. Valdez 60 60 in 47 minutes
Rose/Leacock def. Valdez/Portalatin 64 60

congrats yolande for that clear victory. keep up the good form and get some match practice for the itf tour.

the next opponent is guatemala that hasn't lost a match yet, too. so these matches will decide which nation is no. 1 in the group.

Apr 19th, 2012, 05:46 PM
go TT & go Yolande!

Apr 19th, 2012, 08:07 PM
Very easy win :yeah:
Go T&T and Yo, win that group :cheer:

Apr 20th, 2012, 07:19 AM
yay, T&T won their last meeting with Guatemala 3-0, so they're the winners of their pool, being the only team that didn't lose one match all week! :cheer: :bounce:

Leacock def. Schippers 62 57 62
Rose def. Weedon 61 63
Rose/Stampfli def. Schippers/Weedon 63 62

now they will play against the runner-up of group B to determine which two teams will advance to Americas Zone Group I in 2013. hope they win it! they seem to be a good team. they'll probably have to play against chile, mexiko or puerto rico. all tough opponents. gl for that!

Apr 21st, 2012, 07:42 PM
T&T playing against Mexico for a place in group 1. tough opponent, go team yolande!

Apr 23rd, 2012, 08:54 PM
they lost their meeting with mexico for a place in group 1 :hug:

Zacarias def. Rose 61 61
Sanchez def. Leacock 64 36 61

doubles was not played. yolande showed some good results this week and took sanchez, no. 653, to three sets on clay. some good signs, i hope she got some match practice and confidence! keep it up. at least T&T stays in group 2. gl for the next meeting.

Apr 29th, 2012, 12:29 PM
seems yolande didn't get into the quali draw in indian harbour beach :sad:

Apr 29th, 2012, 01:13 PM
any idea what happened?

Apr 29th, 2012, 07:50 PM
her ranking was probably too low.

Apr 30th, 2012, 06:25 PM
Decided not to go to Indian Harbour, would have got in, Going south carolina this weekend, Fed Cup was a good experience and confidence builder!

May 1st, 2012, 04:39 PM
ah, ok :)

great to see you back tambrin927. we've all been waiting to hear some news from you! :)

gl to yolande and you in the next tournaments. hope she carries that form from fed cup into her next matches!

May 1st, 2012, 08:37 PM
Welcome back Tambrin :)
What her schedule looks like during the next weeks?

May 6th, 2012, 12:29 PM
25k Raleigh:

QR1: (13) Leacock vs. Lashway

good draw for yolande, go and get the md spot! she could face no. 4 seed Tomova in the FQR, the other matches should be ok. hold on to the great form from fed cup!

May 6th, 2012, 09:13 PM
QR1: (13) Leacock def. Lashway 76 75
QR2: (13) Leacock vs. Vranov-Brown

wow, that match was a lot closer than i thought, but a great fight from yolande. she won the tiebreak in the first set 13-11!
she played Vranov-Brown last year and won 60 62. so good chance to reach the FQR. go yolande!

May 7th, 2012, 08:47 PM
QR2: (13)Yolande Leacock (TRI) d. Simone Vranov-Brown (USA) 60 60

:eek: what a great score, even better than her last match against vranov-brown. yolande seems to be in great form! now get that win and qualify!

QR3: (13)Yolande Leacock (TRI) vs. (4)Viktoriya Tomova (BUL)

May 8th, 2012, 03:39 PM
QR3: (4)Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) d. (13)Yolande Leacock (TRI) 61 63

:hug: the score is ok against a player ranked around 670.

still hoping for a LL spot!

May 8th, 2012, 08:24 PM
:hug: At least she won the matches she was supposed to win. Tomova is much better than her ranking shows.

Fingers crossed for a LL spot.

May 9th, 2012, 09:47 AM
yay, she got a LL spot :bounce:

but tough opener for her:

R1: (7)Sally Peers (AUS) v (LL)Yolande Leacock (TRI)

go yolande, do your best and get some experience and maybe an upset!

May 10th, 2012, 07:33 AM
R1: (7)Sally Peers (AUS) d. (LL)Yolande Leacock (TRI) 61 30 Ret.

:hug: but don't know why she's retiring so often in the last month....

May 10th, 2012, 08:16 PM

Jun 5th, 2012, 07:21 PM
Haven't heard anything about Yolande lately. She retired in her last match, is she OK or was it something bad? There have been many weak tournaments in the US but she has not played any of them. I hope she returns soon.

Jul 12th, 2012, 11:22 AM
withdrew from all the tournaments lately, don't know whats going on with her. come on yolande, where are you?

Jul 12th, 2012, 02:59 PM
Took some time off to aggressively treat tendonitis and to get mad fit, looking to return mid August

Jul 14th, 2012, 09:00 AM
thanks for the info. :bounce: now get those wins yolande!

Jul 16th, 2012, 08:43 PM
Thanks for the news :)

Hopefully everything goes well and she can come back stronger than ever before :yeah:

Aug 18th, 2012, 04:17 PM
Took some time off to aggressively treat tendonitis and to get mad fit, looking to return mid August

its mid August! hope everything is running smoothly and as planned.

had some tambrin juice today, with ginger and without the dreaded baking soda we added in my youth. nothing like some thick syrupy tambrin juice over ice on hot summer days!:drool:

Aug 24th, 2012, 07:25 PM
Where are you, Yolande?? :sad:

Sep 23rd, 2012, 07:55 PM
just wrote some messages with her. she said she'll be ready to play tournaments again in a few weeks. so i hope she'll return to the tour soon!

Oct 2nd, 2012, 10:02 AM
yolande back to playing again next week. she plays the 10k in mexico city. go yolande!

Oct 8th, 2012, 07:53 AM
10k Mexico City:

R1: Leacock vs. (7)Frantova

bad draw for a starting match a so many month off. do your best yolande!

Oct 10th, 2012, 08:04 AM
R1: (7)Frantova def. Leacock 75 64

:hug: so close. at least she didn't retire again. better luck next week!

Oct 14th, 2012, 02:13 PM
25k Rock Hill:

QR1: Leacock vs. (11)Gullickson

go yolande!

Oct 15th, 2012, 08:46 AM
QR1: (11)Gullickson def. Leacock 61 61


Oct 15th, 2012, 06:58 PM
At least she is back :hug: But she should try more 10ks

Oct 17th, 2012, 01:05 AM
any idea where she'll play next?

Oct 17th, 2012, 08:00 PM
any idea where she'll play next?

She is in quali list in $25,000 Florence, next week.

Oct 19th, 2012, 07:44 AM
She is in quali list in $25,000 Florence, next week.

LWQ for next week :(

Jan 19th, 2013, 03:53 PM
Yolande is finally back! Playing qualies in Limoges 15K. She only has to beat a 14 yo Nefedova to reach to MD and she should do this easily.

Hopefully she will be healthy this year and gets a ranking again soon :)

Jan 19th, 2013, 04:46 PM
yeah, hope so too! go yolande, get that win and some more in the main draw to get your ranking back!

Jan 20th, 2013, 08:34 AM
Lost 57 26 :tape:
This is a really bad loss, Nefedova is not even a decent junior :o

Jan 21st, 2013, 06:25 AM
omg, you're kidding yolande. hope this was just a one time happening because she didn't play for so long....

Mar 11th, 2013, 04:40 PM
10k Metepec:

QR1: Leacock vs. bye
QR2: (1)Sotnikova def. Leacock 61 63

:( but at least she's back in action!

Apr 3rd, 2013, 12:57 PM
yolande was on the quali list at the 25k in poza rica next week, but just withdrew once more. i don't know whats going on and why she's withdrawing so often.... :sad:

Apr 25th, 2013, 08:11 PM
yolande just withdrew from the 25k in caracas next week again. seems it's really something serious :( hope she gets back on the tour soon!

May 5th, 2013, 06:08 AM
25k Raleigh:

QR1: Leacock vs. Jebawy

yolande is finally back :bounce: gl, now get some wins again, but oculd be tough after such a long time away from the tour!

May 6th, 2013, 08:32 AM
lost in QR1 46 63 62

:( but at least she's back in action!

May 8th, 2013, 06:27 PM
At first I was upset that Yolande lost to that unranked girl. But Jebawy qualified easily, lost only 6 games against WTA #754, so this was definitely a bad draw.

Good luck next week in $10,000 Landisville Q :)

May 13th, 2013, 02:48 PM
10k Landisville:

QR1: Leacock def. White 63 61
QR2: Leacock vs. Smith

at least a win again. gl in QR2 now yolande!

May 13th, 2013, 11:41 PM
go Yolande!

May 14th, 2013, 04:37 AM
QR2: Leacock def. Smith 75 57 60
QR3: Leacock vs. Mccarthy

:bounce: two wins in a row. now one more match to win, go yolande. mccarthy could be tough because she had some good results in the past despite she's only 15 years old. we'll see what yolande can do.

May 14th, 2013, 03:10 PM
Nice to see she won a 3 set match. She used to ran out of gas and lose those 3 setters, now she gave out a bagel in the 3rd set :)

May 14th, 2013, 03:11 PM
Keep going Yolande :cheer:

May 15th, 2013, 06:49 AM
QR3: Leacock def. Mccarthy 61 16 60
R1: (Q)Leacock vs. (4)Al Nabhani

:bounce: three wins in a row, congrats yolande. and two 3 setters where she normally lost or retired. she really seems to have changed something in her game. now do your best in the main draw and get some ranking points again, you need them!

May 15th, 2013, 03:42 PM
Another bagel in 3rd set :yeah: She seems to be in good physical shape.

May 16th, 2013, 07:41 AM
R1: (4)Al Nabhani def. (Q)Leacock 67 62 63

:hug: congrats for qualifying and going to three sets against a seed, too. keep it up and get your ranking back again soon!

May 16th, 2013, 02:24 PM
Good fight :) Hopefully better draw next time.

May 18th, 2013, 08:41 PM
yolande still on the entry list for the qualies at the 10k in sumter, but she's not in the draw. maybe she got a MDWC, but i don't think so. hope she isn't injured again.

May 25th, 2013, 07:19 AM
10k Hilton Head Island:

QR1: Leacock vs. Woodson

go yolande, qualify again and win a match in the main draw! but it's tough this time, qualifiers have to win 4 rounds to get to the main draw, the quali draw is huge. i don't understand why yolande didn't enter the 25k in el paso, she would have easily been in the quali draw, too. anyway, gl and get some wins!

May 26th, 2013, 07:07 AM
QR1: Leacock def. Woodson 60 61
QR2: Leacock vs. Sadler

go yolande!

May 27th, 2013, 09:37 AM
QR2: Leacock def. Sadler 60 62
QR3: Leacock vs. Morozova

yolande seems to be in great form at the moment. keep it up, two more matches to go for a md spot!

May 28th, 2013, 04:50 AM
QR3: Morozova def. Leacock 63 36 60

:hug: better luck next time!

Jun 1st, 2013, 04:02 AM
Yolande :hug: :kiss:

Jun 2nd, 2013, 04:04 PM
25k Las Cruces:

QR1: Leacock vs. Weisberg

go yolande!

Jun 3rd, 2013, 08:36 AM
QR1: Leacock def. Weisberg 61 62
QR2: Leacock vs. (2)Cako

tough draw, gl yolande!

Jun 4th, 2013, 07:28 AM
QR2: (2)Cako def. Leacock 63 62

better luck next time!

Jun 4th, 2013, 11:01 AM
Yolande :hug:

Jul 21st, 2013, 02:26 PM
Yolande played in Fed Cup this week. She got 1 win and 3 losses, one was by RET. Not a good performance as all those players were unranked. :(

Aug 18th, 2013, 07:22 AM
Yolande is finally back on tour at the 15k in San Luis Potosi this coming week. she entered qualies and got a bye. now gl in the main draw yolande!

Aug 18th, 2013, 07:12 PM
GL Yolande!! :cheer:

Aug 19th, 2013, 06:34 PM
R1: (Q)Leacock vs. (Q)Medlich Leal

good draw. do your best yolande and get some much needed wins and points to get your ranking back!

Aug 19th, 2013, 10:08 PM
GL Yolande!! :cheer:

Aug 20th, 2013, 03:40 PM
R1: (Q)Leacock def. (Q) Medlich Leal 60 61
R2: (Q) Leacock vs. (5)Rodriguez

:bounce: great score! Finally a good win again. Gl in R2,tough draw, do your best yolande!

Aug 20th, 2013, 07:46 PM
Great scoreline!! :bounce: Now get the upset!! :cheer:

Aug 22nd, 2013, 12:03 PM
Yolande into QF!!

Aug 22nd, 2013, 03:32 PM
yay :bounce: finally two solid wins again, even if the upset was by retirement! doesn't matter, now get another win yolande and keep up the great form! she'll get 8 points for that, so she'll go up to around no. 1030 in the rankings...

Aug 22nd, 2013, 09:04 PM
Yolande :woohoo: Great job!! :D

Aug 24th, 2013, 03:39 PM
Lost 61 61 against the no.1 pandzic in the qf. Still a great week and i hope yolande took some good experience from a match against a former top 150 player. Keep it up and climb up the rankings now!

Aug 24th, 2013, 06:38 PM
Yolande :hug: Great tournament, though!! Should get a WTA ranking!! :bounce:

Sep 28th, 2013, 06:05 AM
15k Victoria:

QR1: Leacock vs. Bye

Gl in the main draw yolande. You need those wins.

Sep 28th, 2013, 05:36 PM
GL Yolande! :cheer:

Sep 29th, 2013, 01:17 AM
Go Yolande!

Sep 29th, 2013, 07:34 PM
R1: (Q)Leacock vs. (WC)Garduno

good draw, come on yolande, get the win!

Sep 29th, 2013, 09:38 PM
GL Yolande!! :cheer:

Oct 2nd, 2013, 04:31 AM
R1: (Q)Leacock def. (WC)Garduno 60 61
R2: (Q)Leacock vs. (1)Hsu

Tough draw, gl and do your best!

Oct 2nd, 2013, 04:51 AM
Great win!! :cheer:

GL in R2!!! :cheer:

Oct 3rd, 2013, 07:29 AM
Lost 62 63 :hug: at least one win.

Oct 3rd, 2013, 08:13 PM
Tough. :hug:

Oct 5th, 2013, 06:33 AM
25k Tampico:

QR1: Leacock vs. (6)Rafful

Go yolande, get the upset! Only one win to the main draw!

Oct 5th, 2013, 06:07 PM
GL Yolande!! :cheer:

Oct 7th, 2013, 04:28 PM
QR1: Leacock def. (6)Rafful 11 ret.
R1: (Q)Leacock vs. Jegiolka

Not nice that it had to be by retirement, but a win is a win! Gl in the main draw!

Oct 7th, 2013, 08:33 PM
GL Yolande!! :cheer:

Oct 8th, 2013, 02:15 AM
get well soon Lara, go Yolande!

Oct 9th, 2013, 08:08 PM
R1: Jegiolka def. (Q)Leacock 60 64

:hug: at least she qualified. Keep it up and get back up the rankings again soon!

Oct 9th, 2013, 08:11 PM
Yolande :hug:

Oct 25th, 2013, 12:37 PM
yolande is playing qualies at the 50k in new braunfels next week. gl and get some wins! and she has a ranking again. at the moment, she stands at no. 1012 :)

Oct 25th, 2013, 09:34 PM
Go Yolande!! :cheer:

Oct 27th, 2013, 08:08 AM
50k New Braunfels:

QR1: (7)Leacock vs. Yu

Go yolande!

Oct 27th, 2013, 08:32 PM
GL Yolande!! :cheer:

Oct 27th, 2013, 08:41 PM
QR1: (7)Leacock def. Yu 61 61
QR2: (7)Leacock vs. Smith

Keep winning yolande!

Oct 28th, 2013, 07:21 PM
QR2: Smith def. (7)Leacock 26 64 64


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Feb 21st, 2014, 04:33 AM
Haven't seen much of Yolande this year. Wonder where she is?? :confused: