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-Ph51-
Dec 14th, 2003, 12:21 PM
Who remembers Michèle Gurdal, 10 times Belgian Champ,and now living in Verviers?

Come-on-kim
Dec 14th, 2003, 12:33 PM
Here name tells me something... but that's all

Brαm
Dec 14th, 2003, 03:37 PM
Even though she'd already retired when my parents hadn't even met ;), I still have some information about her :)

* reached 1979 Australian Open QF (first Belgian in Open era?)

*
WTA win / loss 1972: 0 / 2 (0% / 100%)
WTA win / loss 1973: 0 / 2 (0% / 100%)
WTA win / loss 1974: 0 / 2 (0% / 100%) (6 losses in a row, maybe there's a future for Elke after all :))
WTA win / loss 1975: 4 / 4 (50% / 50%)
WTA win / loss 1976: 1 / 4 (20% / 80%)
WTA win / loss 1977: 1 / 4 (20% / 80%)
WTA win / loss 1978: 2 / 8 (20% / 80%)
WTA win / loss 1979: 2 / 1 (67% / 33%)
WTA win / loss 1980: 1 / 4 (25% / 75%)
WTA win / loss 1981: 0 / 1 (0% / 100%)

* won a total of 24 (!!!) Belgian titles:

I've never seen (a picture of) her :sad:

-Ph51-
Dec 14th, 2003, 03:59 PM
She's 51 now.She used to play in Middelkerke in the summer.
That is when she was at her top!

Wimanna
Dec 14th, 2003, 04:33 PM
Never ever heard about her since some days ago....when Ph51 mentionned her somewhere else in a thread ;) (Your fave Belgian in GM I think)

But 1975 and 1979 were great years for her ;)

Come-on-kim
Dec 14th, 2003, 04:53 PM
She's in one of the books I have at home... well "books" it's not really a book, but it's not a magazine either... :lol: but there's a biography inside of it about every "pro" belgian tennis player from the 20's century

pigam
Dec 14th, 2003, 05:45 PM
I have a book about Belgian Tennis
It seems that she is/was Domi Monami's big example... She had the same kind a flat forehand as Dominique ... She reached the quarters of the AO when they were still played on grass

Come-on-kim
Dec 14th, 2003, 06:01 PM
I have a book about Belgian Tennis
It seems that she is/was Domi Monami's big example... She had the same kind a flat forehand as Dominique ... She reached the quarters of the AO when they were still played on grass
I suppose we have the same book ;)

Brαm
Dec 14th, 2003, 06:38 PM
I suppose we have the same book ;)
"Game, set & match. Tennis in België" perhaps?

Come-on-kim
Dec 14th, 2003, 06:46 PM
"Game, set & match. Tennis in België" perhaps?
Dunno... I don't remember the title lol

pigam
Dec 14th, 2003, 09:55 PM
Yeah, probably :lol:
but I would call that a book, not a magazine, no :confused: ?
Well, I read it like 5 times it was published before the Kim-Justine era, so there is only a very small chapter on them... I like the book, though... some nice 'inside story's'

Come-on-kim
Dec 15th, 2003, 08:48 AM
Yeah, probably :lol:
but I would call that a book, not a magazine, no :confused: ?
Well, I read it like 5 times it was published before the Kim-Justine era, so there is only a very small chapter on them... I like the book, though... some nice 'inside story's'
Hum, no it's not the same them ;) Mine have been written after the Kim-Justine's era ;) It went out around end 2001/begin 2002

DutchieGirl
Dec 17th, 2003, 03:49 AM
Never heard of her - but then I'm an Aussie and was only born in 1979 so... :p

tennisbelge
Dec 23rd, 2003, 12:43 PM
She's in one of the books I have at home... well "books" it's not really a book, but it's not a magazine either... :lol: but there's a biography inside of it about every "pro" belgian tennis player from the 20's century

Could anyone give me the references of that book / magazine. It would be very helpful for my website (especially for older players for which nearly no info is available on the net)?

Thx

Come-on-kim
Dec 24th, 2003, 11:33 AM
Could anyone give me the references of that book / magazine. It would be very helpful for my website (especially for older players for which nearly no info is available on the net)?

Thx
"L'épopée du tennis belge... De Washer et Brichant à nos jours" edited by Le Soir (May 2002)

-Ph51-
Dec 26th, 2003, 10:51 AM
Hi Bram!
She was playing in Middelkerke,30 years ago.She was at her best then!
She was a friendly girl.

Brαm
Jan 3rd, 2004, 06:01 PM
Hi Bram!
She was playing in Middelkerke,30 years ago.She was at her best then!
She was a friendly girl.
Thanks! What did she look like? :confused ;)

-Ph51-
Jan 4th, 2004, 08:23 PM
Thanks! What did she look like? :confused ;)
Hum! Not really a beauty.Rather strongly bild!