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Emiel Goelen
Dec 15th, 2011, 09:25 AM
Apparently Irina Khromacheva, current number one in juniors and WTA-338, is thinking of becoming Belgian.

More info here (in Dutch): http://sport.be.msn.com/nl/tennis/thegraveyard/article.html?Article_ID=553349

Would be good news for the future of Belgian tennis :)

Sam.
Dec 15th, 2011, 11:32 AM
Damn yes! At least it's not Putintseva or Gavrilova :lol: I hope it's true :)

Emiel Goelen
Dec 15th, 2011, 12:19 PM
I knew she was training at Justine's academy but I didn't know there were plans to become Belgian.

With Alison close to top 200, Anso hopefully coming back strong from her injury, Tammy who seems to have finally found her best form again and then maybe Irina, we could have a brighter future for Belgian tennis than we expected :)

Sam.
Dec 15th, 2011, 12:35 PM
You should post this in "general messages" or in her thread, i want to see the reaction of her fans :p
I can't really read the article because the traduction is bad but it seems she wants that quickly :eek:

And yes, a really good future is coming with those girls, no doubt on it for me :)

chingching
Dec 15th, 2011, 12:49 PM
This must be a joke

Sam.
Dec 15th, 2011, 01:20 PM
This must be a joke

Well from this website, it's probably not :drool:

Emiel Goelen
Dec 15th, 2011, 01:26 PM
I can't really read the article because the traduction is bad but it seems she wants that quickly :eek:


I'll summarize the article!

Khromacheva has been living in Namur in Belgium for three years now, together with her mother, as she used to train in Justine's Sixth Sense Academy. Carlos Rodriguez has moved to China, however, so the academy in Belgium is not doing so much anymore. Khromacheva therefore started training at VTV (Flemish tennis federation) in Wilrijk, and she's now working with Wim Fisette (ex-coach of Kim Clijsters).

At VTV they are willing to help her to go through a quick procedure to get the Belgian nationality (of course they are willing, it's not like we have that much talent here :lol: ), but they say the initiative should come from Khromacheva.

So far no official news, but Fisette states he hopes to get a contract for the 2012 season. I think this implies that more news about her possible change of nationality should follow soon!

T_P
Dec 15th, 2011, 01:30 PM
Damn, that would be awesome! She's an amazing talent and by far my favourite junior player.

Sam.
Dec 16th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Thanks for the traduction :)

chingching
Dec 16th, 2011, 12:38 PM
There's another article:

http://hetnieuwsblad.be/article/deta...cleid=243JMPT9

Hkon
Dec 17th, 2011, 05:40 AM
Link not working.

http://hetnieuwsblad.be/article/detail.aspx?articleid=243JMPT9 should be right.

Doesn't really say much more than the MSN article, but has some quotes from Fissette.

Sam.
Dec 21st, 2011, 07:26 PM
Irina Khromacheva
@isabelleanneet if i practice for the moment 3,5 years in Belgium,its not mean that i want to change.For the moment not.I'm Russian
18 Dc

Irina Khromacheva
@isabelleanneet but for sure anyone know what will be in the future.
18 Dc


Too bad but even if she stays russian, she can count me like a "fan", i will be happy when she won. I really like her game from the final against Barty ^^

Powerzorro
Jan 8th, 2012, 03:52 PM
Interview with her coach Wim Fissette: http://www.belgischetennisvrouwen.be/interviews/wim-fissette-irina-belgische-maken-is-geen-prioriteit

hellas719
Jan 11th, 2012, 04:55 AM
What did he say?

Sam.
Jan 11th, 2012, 06:15 AM
The traduction is bad for me but from what i can read that's not a priority but that should happen..

Hkon
Jan 11th, 2012, 09:45 AM
I think it says that she will turn Belgian in a few years but it's not a priority right now. I guess it's not that easy for Russians to get Belgian nationality. She's lived in Namur for 3 years but will move to Wilrijk soon.

The VTV didn't require her to change nationality, but that means they're only doing training at the VTV facilities - the actual Belgians get financial support too.

He describes her as a very talented player, already quite complete with both an attacking and defending game. He also praises her mental skills and her will to win, and says she is working hard on improving her physical condition (where they are also working with Clijsters' physio, Sam Verslegers)

He claims that she manages to stay cool-headed on important points, but that she is not yet consistent. He doesn't want to compare her to anyone on the women's circuit, but says he sees something of Rafael Nadal in her, both in her mentality and her game style. Both lefties, too.

Aim for this season: 1 junior GS, qualify for a senior GS, and finish top-200.

benbest
Jan 12th, 2013, 06:44 AM
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/DMF20130111_00430795

She wants to have the Belgian nationality in may when she turns 18

Emiel Goelen
Jan 12th, 2013, 06:49 AM
That would be great news :)

Tully
Jan 12th, 2013, 09:51 AM
I wonder what the Russian Federation thinks of this?
Pervak and dolonc gone and khromacheva apparently considering it. These are good young players.

Dorien.
Jan 12th, 2013, 10:18 AM
I guess they think they still have enough other players to give money to :shrug:

Tully
Jan 13th, 2013, 02:36 AM
Tarpischev was not impressed when Pervak left. I'd imagine it'd be similar if this happens.

It is incredibly expensive to play tennis Moscow which is why many go abroad (to of course get better conditions as well).

I don't believe this till it actually happens.

Maza1987
Jan 14th, 2013, 11:36 AM
and putintseva left too

Tully
May 19th, 2013, 04:47 AM
http://www.nieuwsblad.be/sportwereld/cnt/DMF20130111_00430795

She wants to have the Belgian nationality in may when she turns 18

She is now 18. ....

I don't think this going to happen.

Brαm
May 19th, 2013, 07:59 AM
We've had these rumours before with Linetskaya...

Uranus
May 19th, 2013, 11:27 AM
We've had these rumours before with Linetskaya...
Linetskaya actually became an Israeli.

Brαm
May 19th, 2013, 12:36 PM
Linetskaya actually became an Israeli.
Yeah but first there were rumours she'd take Belgian citizenship. I'm pretty sure Khromacheva won't become Belgian.