Elke Clijsters & Myriam Casanova of Switzerland won the doubles final 6-4 1-6 6-3 :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
They beat the 2nd seeds Argeri & Devidze in the final round of this Grade-A tournament!! :eek: :D
Clijsters/Casanova have now won 9 consecutive matches in doubles, which means that they won the doubles at the Gerdau Cup & the Banana Bowl, 2 of the most important Junior Tournaments in Latin-America.
Does it influence her WTA rankings? I don't think so
Mar 17th, 2002, 11:59 AM
Nope, it doesn't influence Elke's WTA rank, only her doubles junior rank will change.
Congrats Elke and Steve!!! :) :) :)
Mar 17th, 2002, 12:14 PM
Yay!!!! Well done Elke :bounce: :) :D She's becomming a great doubles player :)
Mar 17th, 2002, 01:43 PM
The Banana Bowl ?!?!
OMG!! Who comes up with these names? :D
Well Done Elke!!
Mar 17th, 2002, 02:24 PM
And what about 'the black gold of Udmortia'??? (it's no Joke, it's really a tournament!)
Sounds like they are playing in an oild field instead of a court!
Mar 17th, 2002, 06:47 PM
Elke is a really good doubles player. She's got a good serve and good touch at the net. Maybe she and Els can be the doubles team in Fed Cup?
Congrats to Steve.
Mar 17th, 2002, 09:39 PM
Congrats Elke and Steve!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 17th, 2002, 10:59 PM
Congrats Steve & Elke :)
Mar 18th, 2002, 11:47 AM
Hurrah and well done! :)
Mar 18th, 2002, 06:44 PM
congrates Elke, keep going
Mar 20th, 2002, 06:05 PM
First of all, news about Elke. She's entered the top-10 in doubles this week! :D The last Belgian who was ranked in the juniors' top-10 was... her elder sister Kim ;). She's also the No.1 Belgian junior in singles.
Also some good news about Steve Darcis. This Walloon bloke seems to be very promising! He's ranked 14th now in singles AND he's over 1.70m ;)!! Has anyne of you ever read an article on him? (Could you please post that?)
Go Belgian juniors :bounce:
Mar 20th, 2002, 06:19 PM
luikenaars are the best!! ( steve darcis, justine !! )
Allez la cité ardente!!!!!
Mar 23rd, 2002, 09:19 AM
Well done elke congrats! :bounce:
Mar 23rd, 2002, 09:22 AM
I saw her in person at Fed Cup in Sydney against Australia last July! She beat Alicia Molik in the third set! :eek: She is most impressive to me!