Ok, Ok, she's not russian. But she is Belorussian! That's just as good :p
Saw her at the College Park challenger today and she is a talent. She is 16, and does everything well. No obvious weakness.
She won her qualifying doubles match and I think will play singles tommorow.
Good Luck! :bounce: :kiss: :hearts: :drool:
Jul 6th, 2004, 09:37 AM
:bounce: Good luck ;)
Jul 7th, 2004, 12:24 PM
Olga won her first two matches in 25K qualifying at College Park and
Olga Poutchkova http://www.fedcup.com/shared/images/flags/BLR.gif def. Sarah Taylor http://www.fedcup.com/shared/images/flags/USA.gif 61 60 :bounce: first round!!!
Next up most likely Maureen Drake. If she played like she did when I saw her on Monday, she'll win easy. Good Lucke :D
Jul 9th, 2004, 01:57 AM
Olga is into the QF with a win over #1 seed Maureen Drake, who took Venus to 3 sets in 2002!
I'll see her (hopefully) tommorow!
Jul 11th, 2004, 12:15 AM
Olga is in the final!!! If she wins, she'll move up over 100 spots into the top 300!!!
Jul 11th, 2004, 01:28 AM
Olga's finally done something at last :D :)
she's still only 16 but she's been around along time
she was playing top grade juniors coming thru qualies back over 2 yrs ago.
good luck to her :)
if u see her tomorrow...... ask about her surname
in juniors she was Puchkova, thats how i still use her name as.
Jul 11th, 2004, 01:36 AM
I'll try, but when I talked to her on Monday, she wasn't as approachable as I thought.
But then again I talked to her maybe 45 seconds after her match....I saw her in the club room, but wasn't sure how to approach her....
Jul 11th, 2004, 03:06 AM
She is in the FINAL!
Jul 11th, 2004, 07:27 AM
:bounce: :worship: :yeah:
Jul 11th, 2004, 07:30 AM
keep going Olga! One more win!
Jul 11th, 2004, 08:55 PM
Olga wins!!!! :bounce:
Welcome to the Top 300! Keep going!!! :bounce: :kiss: :hearts:
Jul 12th, 2004, 10:57 PM
Well done Olga! :) Somehwere Megan/theMinskLynx the bella Belarusian who is a big fan of Olga's is smiling about Olga's win! :D
Thanks for the reports mmc.
Jul 13th, 2004, 02:23 AM
Olga :yeah: :D
Megan was a big fan of Olga
and has a site on her
anyone heard/seen of Megan lately ??
Jul 13th, 2004, 03:07 AM
TBE- do you know her ranking? According to the ITF, she is 406, and the WTA tour has her listed in the 600's :rolleyes:
Jul 13th, 2004, 11:31 AM
Olga's pts will be added next week :)
should be close to top 300.
dont know where WTA get that 600 from :rolleyes:
Jul 13th, 2004, 08:49 PM
oh Ok. I was wondering about that
I actually was looking at her doubles ranking :angel:
Where can I find commitments for challenger tournaments? I definately want to keep my eye on her :)
Jul 13th, 2004, 08:54 PM
Where can I find commitments for challenger tournaments? I definately want to keep my eye on her :)
as she plays mainly in the US
USTA site will have lists
Sep 6th, 2004, 08:28 PM
Olga won her first match in Us Open Juniors 6-2 7-5 over Maria Alvarez.
Good luck against Kraijeck...but whats up with the 15 DF?
Oct 9th, 2004, 05:19 PM
Olga was listed as Russian on the WTA ranks last week
maybe just in time as well ;)
she made her 1st 25k final last week
and this week into semis as well :D :)
go Olga ;)
Oct 10th, 2004, 12:30 AM
F Zuzana Zemenova (http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/zeme1591.htm)-Q - Poutchkova(1) 4-6 6-4 6-0
Ranked 800 in the wolrd :tape:
But still good result after a long layoff. Just make the top 300 and maybe get into OZ Qualy, definately Roland Garros
Oct 10th, 2004, 07:15 AM
Olga lost her semi yesterday to Lina Stanciute in 3 sets :sad:
Nov 1st, 2004, 01:04 AM
She now is representing Russia and is under that nationality for WTA ranks. I saw her at Advanta practicing with Varvara Lepchenko and she really impressed me. She was killing Varvara in their practice points. She looks like she could be top 100 soon. She hits very hard. I think she just needs more expirience and to work on her serve. Her groundies are AWSOME!!!!
Nov 1st, 2004, 02:51 PM
TBE, Megan is a proud Belarusian and she likely won't be pleased Olga has switched from being a Belarusian citizen to a Russian citizen! :eek: But has it even been confirmed that Olga is now a Russian citizen? The draw in Philadelphia lists her as being from Belarus. :confused:
Nov 1st, 2004, 10:33 PM
look at the WTA rankings under Russia and she is listed
Nov 2nd, 2004, 05:44 PM
Nov 2nd, 2004, 06:34 PM
Hopefull I will be seeing Olga in the qualies at the 50000 Palm Beach tourney!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 3rd, 2004, 12:21 AM
That should be a good tournament. I hope Maria Kirilenko plays there too.
Nov 7th, 2004, 08:50 PM
Olga is playing the qualies for Pittsburgh 50K
1st rd. vs. A. Riske- should be easy GO OLGA good luck!!!!!!!
Nov 9th, 2004, 06:21 PM
Olga def Alison Riske 7-5 6-1 :bounce: but lost in the 2nd rd. of qualies 6-2 6-3 to Adriana Barna :sad:
Nov 9th, 2004, 08:47 PM
Olga should be winning these matches.
If she can work on the consistency, she can definately be well within the top 50.
I saw her practice her serve, and she hit some beauties...very well placed. But she can't practice well then go hit 10 DF's in a match...
Dec 14th, 2004, 01:16 AM
Olga is playing the Orange Bowl GA tourney this week. She is seeded 4 and def. Lauren Albanese 1st rd. 7-4 (4) 7-6 (6). Go Olga this is a good tourney to go far in !!!!
Dec 14th, 2004, 05:55 AM
Godo luck Olga :yeah:
Marat Safin fan
Dec 17th, 2004, 11:04 AM
So how come if she lives In florida, but was born in Belarus is she playing for Russia?! not that i'm complaining!
Jan 26th, 2005, 06:56 PM
good luck this season! :D
Jan 26th, 2005, 07:00 PM
Some info on Olga - http://home17.inet.tele.dk/wta/sp/pout5117.htm
May 14th, 2005, 11:57 AM
Olga was a QF at the Charlottesville 50K this week losing to Varvara Lepchenko, good job Olga!
Jun 29th, 2005, 12:34 PM
Olga at 1st rnd $50k lost this wekk
Aug 4th, 2005, 03:04 PM
Olga won her 1st rd in 75k Washington :banana:
61 60 vs Dubois
go Olga ;) :D :) get that rank up :)
Aug 5th, 2005, 03:25 PM
Olga def. Vasilisa in best match of the day. Great hard hitting rallies were played.
Aug 5th, 2005, 03:32 PM
Great Job Olga, keep it up!
Aug 5th, 2005, 07:30 PM
Did she change her nationality recently? :confused:
Aug 5th, 2005, 07:33 PM
Olga changed nationality last year around October/November I guess. ;)
Aug 5th, 2005, 07:49 PM
Thanks KV :)
Aug 6th, 2005, 06:55 PM
she won her QF match too
into semis :banana: ;)
good luck tonight Olga ;) 7pm local start for her.
Aug 7th, 2005, 08:33 AM
Olga is into final of 75k Washington :woohoo: ;) :D
she plays Ashley Harkleroad.
good luck Olga ;) closing in on top 200.
cant believe she's still only 17 :eek:
Aug 7th, 2005, 01:08 PM
Great though not surprised Olga made the final vs. Ashley. Well done! :)
Aug 7th, 2005, 06:07 PM
OMG! Finally! I have been waiting for this from Olga for a while. She is so talented and should be top 150, soon and then will definately start closing in on the top 100. Good luck against Ashley!
Sep 24th, 2005, 12:41 PM
Olga's into SF of 75k in Albuquerque :bounce: ;) :D :)
right on 200 barrier now
keep going Olga ;) :D go win today
and give yourself an early 18th b-day present.
and Olga to play her 1st slam in Aus........ maybe ;)
Sep 24th, 2005, 01:45 PM
can she play outside US??
Sep 24th, 2005, 02:31 PM
Top 200 calling and more than probably AUS-Open Qual. :D
Sep 24th, 2005, 03:21 PM
can she play outside US??
no idea but she's never played elsewhere :o :mad: since 2002 when she 1st started on tour
played Australia and Georgia.
nothing since :confused:
Sep 24th, 2005, 04:52 PM
Good luck into semis, make it then one more win to play final hopefully vs. Nastya :D
Sep 27th, 2005, 12:05 PM
Olga lost in semis :(
but today she celebrates her 18th b-day
finally she's 18
seems like she's been around for ages (it has)
She lost 7-5 7-5 to Flipkens...Dissapointing...Good luck in your next tourney Olga
Jun 22nd, 2006, 07:06 PM
Olga :sad: :( :(
hope she can make US Open on her own rank.
Jun 23rd, 2006, 06:48 AM
Jul 5th, 2006, 02:03 PM
Olga starts well in first rnd ($50k) at Cunio
Olga Poutchkova (RUS) d. (Q)Federica Quercia (ITA) 6-0 6-2
Jul 7th, 2006, 07:55 AM
Olga won again :banana: :D 67 63 64 vs Knapp
Olga moving closer to top 100.
keep going Olga :kiss:
Jul 7th, 2006, 08:55 AM
nice to see her rise in ranking
Jul 13th, 2006, 04:39 PM
Olga into QF of 25k Felixstowe ;) :D
she better go and win this tourn, she's top seed
and moving closer to top 100.
go Olga ;) :kiss:
Jul 14th, 2006, 01:33 PM
Olga bt Wheeler 61 64 and moves into semis of Felixstowe
go Olga go :kiss:
Jul 14th, 2006, 02:52 PM
Keep going Olga :)
Jul 14th, 2006, 04:51 PM
Olga plays South in semis
Olga is two wins away from top 100 most probably.
Jul 15th, 2006, 03:08 PM
A little article
THE Gotelee & Goldsmith East of England Lawn Tennis Championships was bathed in sunshine yesterday to greet the latest glamour girl of Russian tennis.
Olga Poutchkova, the No.1 seed here at Felixstowe, was also the number one attraction as she set about trying to emulate her fellow Russian, superstar Maria Sharapova.
She opened up with a tie against Yorkshire-based Anna Smith and in the early games, struggled to live up to her burgeoning reputation. Smith took advantage to break serve at 3-3 but was immediately pegged back as the Russian, ranked 125th in the world, began to find her range from the baseline.
With the top seed 5-4 up, Smith sent an errant forehand long before being punished by a huge Poutchkova backhand winner. Having rarely looked entirely comfortable, Poutchkova did what all good players do, played the big points well and came away with the first set 6-4.
It was a case of deja-vu in the second set as Poutchkova continued to look awkward when drawn to the net, but was able to out-think her British opponent from the baseline. With the set seemingly drifting towards a tie break, a Smith double-fault gifted the Russian a match point which she gratefully took via a fortunate net cord.
Jul 15th, 2006, 06:17 PM
Olga into final with a 63 63 win over South
Olga plays Aussie Musgrave in final tomorrow
good luck Olga ;) :kiss: :)
go take the title
Jul 15th, 2006, 07:20 PM
Job done :) Good luck in the final. Let's hope Olga & Nastya Pivo can make double Russian final win on the same day. :)
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:46 PM
Olga won the final 62 61 :woohoo: :D ;) :D
well done Olga ;) :D
got a good chance of being in top 100 in next weeks rank.
she's inside top 100 now as it stands.
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:41 PM
Oh Congrats to Olga. Another Russian in top 100. Welcome :clap2:
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:45 PM
Olga :) Could be in US-Open Main Draw.
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:00 PM
Congrats Olga! :clap2:...
new fan of her in me since Birmingham :hatoff:
Jul 17th, 2006, 01:46 PM
Jul 17th, 2006, 01:59 PM
Olga :) Could be in US-Open Main Draw.sadly she won't be, as long as there are no pull-outs (surely there'll be some)
Pts for Felixstowe will be added next week, so she doesn't make Top108 ATM... too bad :(
Good luck Olga!!! Any news if she plays some big events in US Open Series? :wavey:
Jul 24th, 2006, 02:28 PM
Olga's 1/4 section of the 50k+H in Petange LUX
(8)Kristina Barrois (GER) v (wc)Ria Doernemann (GER)
Stephanie Cohen Aloro (FRA) v Q/LL
Mathilde Johansson (FRA) v Barbora Strycova (CZE)
(3)Olga Poutchkova (RUS) v Q/LL
good luck Olga ;) :D :)
need another good performance here, got some pts to come off next week.
Jul 24th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Jul 25th, 2006, 02:59 PM
Good Luck olga
Aug 19th, 2006, 09:25 PM
Olga into final of 50k Bronx
good luck in final tomorrow vs Poutchek
back in good form too :) after trip to Europe.
Aug 19th, 2006, 09:26 PM
Go Olga!!!! Excited to see you in US Open qualies next week!
Aug 19th, 2006, 09:47 PM
Davai Olga! :worship:
Aug 20th, 2006, 07:01 PM
Olga wins the final 63 61 :woohoo: :hearts: ;) :yeah:
congrats Olga :D
Aug 20th, 2006, 07:02 PM
Aug 20th, 2006, 09:09 PM
Well done Olga
Aug 20th, 2006, 09:16 PM
Great Job Olga!!!!
Aug 22nd, 2006, 04:46 PM
Olga is seeded 5 in the U.S. Open qualies. She will play Pichet in the 1st round. Go Olga!!! Hoping to see you play Thursdat when I am there!!
Aug 25th, 2006, 03:15 PM
Olga into final rd of qualies ;) :D
c'mon Olga, win today and qualify :kiss:
Aug 25th, 2006, 03:33 PM
Job done as expected one more win needed :)
Aug 25th, 2006, 10:15 PM
Olga qualifies for 1st slam ;) :yeah: :D
61 63 win today :banana:
Aug 27th, 2006, 12:30 PM
Well done to make the Main Draw
Aug 27th, 2006, 05:02 PM
Maybe Olga is starting to come into her own as a tennis player. I hope she thinks of making the 2006 U.S. Open as a new beginning to her career as she has elevated her play and expectations. :)
Aug 29th, 2006, 02:19 PM
she lost 46 06 to Bartoli :sad:
Aug 30th, 2006, 02:42 PM
That was an unfortunate scoreline for Olga's first grand slam match. :( Perhaps nerves got to her.
Sep 11th, 2006, 03:54 AM
1R in Bali: Olga Poutchkova (RUS) v (4) Ana Ivanovic (SCG)
Go Olga :bounce:
Sep 11th, 2006, 06:37 PM
Certainly not best of first round draws. Anyhow good luck Olga.
Sep 12th, 2006, 01:26 PM
Olga bt Ivanovic 63 46 62 :banana: ;) :D
best win of Olga's young career
she's not 19 for another 2 weeks (27th)
Sep 12th, 2006, 03:07 PM
Sep 12th, 2006, 05:06 PM
Congrats Olga on first Top15 win :yeah: Impressive. :)
I hope it was more of her fight than Ana's tank :o :tape:
Now make use of the draw and reach SF please :angel:
Sep 12th, 2006, 07:39 PM
Olga :bolt: :banana: :woohoo:
Sep 13th, 2006, 08:04 AM
Sep 13th, 2006, 08:07 AM
"I'm very disappointed with my game today," said Ivanovic, who won Montréal and the US Open Series this summer. "I played a lot of tennis the last couple of weeks, and coming here I didn’t have time to adapt to the conditions.
"My serve, a couple of games it was working and then not so much. I'm disappointed with that. I still had my chances but everything I went for was a mishit or a mistake."
World No.97 Poutchkova was thrilled about her victory. The 18-year-old Russian, who made her Sony Ericsson WTA Tour main draw debut this year, will try to reach her first Tour quarterfinal against Slovenian qualifier Andreja Klepac.
"This was the first time I’ve ever played a Top 20 player," Poutchkova said. "So to have a win is unbelievable. I really played without nerves today, and I'm so happy to be in the second round."
Sep 13th, 2006, 09:30 AM
i met olga to rg this year and i like this player! :-)
I liked when she takes pose with her coach for one photo
one of Nick B's ball bashers :wavey:
she could get a bit fitter but she moves pretty decent from what i saw of her at Birmingham.
Sep 13th, 2006, 11:49 PM
I have a DVD of Olga's Washington D.C. Challenger final last year against Harkleroad. Ashley won in straight sets as a nervous Olga made alot of errors. She was not ready for that final. But I see raw power and an upside in Olga. She is big and strong and plays hard. I just don't know if she can get it together mentally. That's the key for Olga. And because of her height and size Olga's serve should be better than it is.
Sep 14th, 2006, 09:43 AM
Olga in QF : 75 63 win over Andreja Klepac
next one - Bartoli
Sep 14th, 2006, 10:48 AM
oh no she was the one who beat her in us?!
Sep 14th, 2006, 10:49 AM
Olya :yippee: go girl :D
lost against Marion 46 06 at USO, we will see what she does this time
Sep 14th, 2006, 12:38 PM
go Olya ;) :D :)
she's doing great :D :)
its only her 4th WTA maindraw event as well
good luck vs Marion
just get ahead of her and stay ahead (then Marion will probably find some excuse to retire :o)
Sep 14th, 2006, 01:59 PM
Davai Olga :yeah: It was a nice and solid win :bounce: :rocker: :rocker2:
Best of luck against Marion :kiss: :cool: Try your best :)
Sep 14th, 2006, 02:04 PM
Go Olga :)
Sep 14th, 2006, 02:31 PM
Go Olga!!!! You can beat Marion!!!! Keep up this great tennis!
after losing to Marion Olga now is playing in Kolkata
in first rnd : vs Parra
Then possiable Pratt or Rao
Pls stay on last week level at least ;)
Sep 18th, 2006, 02:21 PM
good luck Olga ;) :D
indoors should help Olga ;) :D
Sep 19th, 2006, 02:28 PM
Olga won 61 60 :woohoo:
Sep 19th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Olga :woohoo: ;) :angel: ;) :D :)
Sep 21st, 2006, 01:25 PM
Olga into 1/4 :yeah: :D :)
She beat Pratt 62 26 62 :woohoo: ;) :D
Sep 21st, 2006, 01:39 PM
Sep 21st, 2006, 03:42 PM
doing amazingly well after so many matches this year.
next year, when she'll be into MD directly she'll only play aroung 60 matches all year long, she's practically played that uch in victories alone!
Sep 21st, 2006, 03:48 PM
These are some nice results
Sep 21st, 2006, 05:30 PM
Well done Olya! :banana: :yeah: :woohoo:
Sep 22nd, 2006, 11:44 AM
1st WTA semi for Olga ;) :D :banana: ;) :D
she bt Brianti 75 63 :yeah: :D
Olya moves to #67 now ;) :D
good luck in semis vs Iroda ok :)
Sep 22nd, 2006, 01:32 PM
:eek: already in top 70
Sep 22nd, 2006, 02:09 PM
Great Job Olga...So happy you are finally making the transitions to the WTA's!!!
Sep 22nd, 2006, 02:12 PM
righto - who to cheer on?
olga's advancment seems to be claer - she can now get into wta events most of the time.
iri on the other hand is gunna be WCed to whatever she wants herself + she's got the next few weeks of play to boost herself up the ranks more.
so the question is whom do i prefer for a final matchup for the title.
iri beating well known foe should be intrestin - but i'm rooting on for olga to add another russian title in a row.
Sep 22nd, 2006, 05:34 PM
Olga :woohoo: :banana: ;) :bounce:
Now beat Iroda please :angel:
Sep 22nd, 2006, 06:23 PM
Well done Olga def. top 60 calling.
Sep 23rd, 2006, 02:53 PM
Olga into final ;) :banana: :D
64 64 win over Iri
Olga vs Hingis in final
good luck Olga ;) :D :)
only moves up another 3 places after this win
but can move up another 12 if she wins tomorrow.
Sep 23rd, 2006, 03:01 PM
We are going to see Olga in slam main draws for years
Sep 23rd, 2006, 03:18 PM
Before the semi- "As long as I play my best and get something from each match, I'm satisfied," said Poutchkova, who will play her first Tour semifinal. "I'm happy to be in the semis but I try to focus on my game not just the result."
Sep 23rd, 2006, 03:20 PM
Olga in final :)
Sep 23rd, 2006, 09:08 PM
amazing effort :)
hopefully she will carry her good form into the final and trouble hingis the distance!
Sep 23rd, 2006, 10:18 PM
Sep 24th, 2006, 02:03 PM
olga lost 06 46 :sad:
Sep 24th, 2006, 05:45 PM
Tough match in the final but an AWESOME week Olga!
Sep 24th, 2006, 06:36 PM
Congrats to Olga on making her first WTA Tour final. :) Maybe she's starting to come into her own as a tennis player. But it's too bad she had to play a class player and champion like Martina Hingis in the final. :(
Sep 24th, 2006, 08:18 PM
tough match for Olga, but hope she learnt from it
now Olga is in Guangzhou
and plays the defending champ in r1 (Zi Yan)