I know she is not so popular, but I am delighted with her performances this year, plus I used to follow and cheer for her and Giulia Casoni when they were juniors and the best hopes for italian tennis (back in the early 90'), so I decided she deserves a thread :hearts:
She gave birth to her daughter 2 years ago and retired from tennis when she was nr 150 in singles and nr 90 in doubles (approx). Then she decided to return to professional tennis. Last year she did fairly well, winning a 10k and making finals and semifinals in few other 10k and 25k.
This year she is making a serious comeback, from monday she will be inside the top 200 in singles and therefore got her ticket for the US qualifying (she said she will give it a shot, though she rarely travel abroad since becoming a mum).
Well done Alice, I wish all the very best, hopefully she can reach her best ranking ever at the age of 26 - not too old to start again !!! :worship:
Jul 11th, 2004, 05:21 PM
Nice story Gabriel. :) I have a special affection for tennis playing mothers. ;)
I've never seen Alice play but her ranking should get a huge boost beating two Top 100 players this week. Alica can make it a third by beating Flavia in the final. Good luck. :kiss:
Jul 11th, 2004, 06:50 PM
Alice lost 4-6 1-6 in the final today....oh well, i am glad she lost to another italian, Flavia ;)
I really hope this result will encourage Alice to play more tourneys and start travelling abroad....she has only played in Italy since she came back (only exception last year when she played doubles at the AO). I am sure she could finish the year within the top 150 if she travels, for the time being she has committed to play at US Open qualies, good luck for the rest of the season, I will try to keep this thread updated, though I cannot log on too often because my work take most of my time...:(
PS Hi Ed :wavey:
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:22 PM
I know, nobedody cares about Alice, but I DO :hearts: ! so I keep posting here her fantastic results ! she is playing Modena 75k this week, she won 3 qualies matches and she has already reached QF in the main draw, beating world nr 81 Cervanova in first round and the talented Schwarz in the second :worship:
good luck in QF my dear, next week Alice will reach a ranking of 160 approximately, a huge change in just few weeks, from about 250 !!!!!
Jul 29th, 2004, 01:59 AM
What do I look like - chopped liver??? :p ;) I care :wavey:
Great run Alice has going. But let's not stop at 160, Gabriel. Nemeckova is next. Revenge for Adriana! :devil: :D
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:06 PM
Hi guys, Iwas in Modena on mondin
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:17 PM
OOPS!!Just wanted to tell you I was in MODENA on monday and tuesday I've made a few pics of Alice at the end of her 1st round match.
Youl will have it tomorrow
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:40 PM
Here's the pix, earlier than forcasted
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:41 PM
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:44 PM
:) :) :)
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:49 PM
;) ;) ;)
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:00 AM
Nice smile :) Thanks for the pix Casonifan :bigwave:
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:21 AM
GoSandrine I'll be at the us open from 24/08 to 03/09
will you be there? If so we can meet
I'll post a pic of Roby tomorrow and some of the serra zanetti sisters.
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:29 AM
I'll be there with my buddy Kaelin. Would luv to meet up with you to cheer on Sandrine and our Italian sisters. Email me so we can make plans. :smooch:
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:51 AM
thanks for the picture Casonifan1, they are very nice ;)
funny enough, I am planning to go to NY for the US Open this year, but everything will depend on my work load......I am so busy right now !!!!!!
last time I attended US Open was........1999 !!! OMG time flies :p
If I go I would love to join you all :wavey:
Jul 30th, 2004, 01:03 AM
Email me Gabriel. I would luv to meet up with you. The more the merrier. :D :kiss: :yippee:
Jul 31st, 2004, 02:08 AM
Alice won again today :bounce: a 3 hour and half marathon against Nemeckova.
She is in the SF now !!!! a possible match against Selima Sfar, also coming from qualies, but not so tired because Delia retired today in their QF match. A second final would be a dream, and would assure her a top 150 position from monday.
Well done sweetie and good luck tomorrow, I hope to see you in NY soon !!!
Aug 7th, 2004, 11:10 PM
after her SF in Modena Alice is up to nr 159 in the rankings :worship: she will drop few places next week, but she is playing Sopot, her first WTA main draw in years..............good luck Alice !
Sep 9th, 2004, 01:32 PM
Sep 10th, 2004, 01:28 AM
Thanks DADYO for reviving this thread (how did you do it ?):wavey: Alice did not have a good run at Sopot, US Open and this week in Fano :mad: 3 very disappointing first round losses....maybe she is tired....it has been a long year for her, considering she has been out of play for so long....I hope she can put together few more wins before the end of the season and finsih well within the top 150, good luck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts:
Sep 11th, 2004, 12:41 AM
Alice reached the SF in doubles this week in Fano, playing with Valentina Sassi (I do not know why she has split up with her usual partner Stellato). I have been trying all day to get the result of their SF match but could not find it anywhere....:confused: ...anyway a good result, doubles has always been Alice's strenght, she was top 100 before her pregnancy.