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rhz
May 19th, 2005, 01:21 AM
Navratilova = Czechoslovakia to USA
Seles = Yugoslavia to USA
Mandlikova = Czechoslovakia to Australia
Dokic = Australia to Serbia and Montenegro (Is it called Yugoslavia again nowadays??)
S. Uberoi = USA to India
Likhovtseva = Kazakhstan to Russia

Can't think of anyone else...

anybody??

canuckfan
May 19th, 2005, 01:28 AM
Well, they are not big stars but:

Beier Ko: Canada to Singapore
Heidi El Tabakh: Egypt to Canada

and Kristina Brandi: USA to Puerto Rico

rhz
May 19th, 2005, 01:29 AM
how can i forget Brandi...

I didn't know Heidi Switches to Canada

~MaRt~HiNgIs~F@N
May 19th, 2005, 01:37 AM
anne mall: USA to Ireland

MistyGrey
May 19th, 2005, 03:27 AM
Mary Pierce. played for USA in 1989, and then switched to France.

VeeDaQueen
May 19th, 2005, 03:30 AM
Mary Pierce- Canada - USA - France

FLL
May 19th, 2005, 03:32 AM
Heidi El Tabakh is playing for Canada?? Are you sure??

PointBlank
May 19th, 2005, 03:34 AM
Zverva(sp) - USSR to CSI to Belarus.

Smashnova - USSR to Israel.

The Barnas - Romania to Germany.

pcrtennis
May 19th, 2005, 03:36 AM
Are you sure Likhovtseva actually represented Kazakhstan? She was born there but I thought she always represented Russia...?

SpikeyAidanm
May 19th, 2005, 03:38 AM
Did Gagliardi ever represent another country?

rhz
May 19th, 2005, 03:39 AM
Are you sure Likhovtseva actually represented Kazakhstan? She was born there but I thought she always represented Russia...?

She did!! look up at the rankings when USSR just got seperated!

PointBlank
May 19th, 2005, 03:41 AM
Heidi El Tabakh is playing for Canada?? Are you sure??

Shes still playing for Egypt officially..http://www.wtatour.com/rankings/singles_country.asp?code=EGY&country=Egypt..but she has been in Canada for a while now and played her last few tournaments in Canada so..

rhz
May 19th, 2005, 03:41 AM
If we want to add all the USSR ladies...

Savchenko Neiland USSR to Latvia
Meskhi USSR to Georgia

PointBlank
May 19th, 2005, 03:43 AM
She did!! look up at the rankings when USSR just got seperated!

Considering she turned pro 1992..after the break up of the USSR..

she has always represented Russia..

Jakeev
May 19th, 2005, 03:48 AM
Anne Mall USA to Ireland (not sure if that is totally offcial despite her FedCup matches for Ireland last month)
Gail Lovera USA to France
Monique Javer USA to Britain
Karin Kschwendt Luxemberg to Germany (and I think Austria in between)
Cathy Caversazio Italy to Switzerland
Pavlina Stoyanova-Nola Bulgaria to New Zealand
Patricia Hy-Boulais Hong Kong to Canada
Janet Lee USA to Taiwan
Ros Fairbank-Nideffer South Africa to USA (although I can't remember if she played her last years as an American)

Jakeev
May 19th, 2005, 03:50 AM
She did!! look up at the rankings when USSR just got seperated!

Yup when I saw her play in LA 11 years ago they introduced her from Kazakhstan not Russia.

rhz
May 19th, 2005, 03:50 AM
Considering she turned pro 1992..after the break up of the USSR..

she has always represented Russia..


Click on this link

http://www.wtatour.com/global/pdfs/rankings/pastyears/Singles_Numeric_1993.pdf


and scroll down to rank # 67... who else if it's not Miss Elena Likhovtseva from?? KAZAKHSTAN :p

rhz
May 19th, 2005, 03:51 AM
Yup when I saw her play in LA 11 years ago they introduced her from Kazakhstan not Russia.

Thank you :)

Jakeev
May 19th, 2005, 03:51 AM
Considering she turned pro 1992..after the break up of the USSR..

she has always represented Russia..

Wrong she did not represent Russia to some years later.

Jakeev
May 19th, 2005, 03:52 AM
Thank you :)

:kiss:

pcrtennis
May 19th, 2005, 03:56 AM
K Thanks just curious

Winston's Human
May 19th, 2005, 04:10 AM
Gail Lovera USA to France

I thought Gail Lovera was originally Australian.

Jakeev
May 19th, 2005, 04:37 AM
I thought Gail Lovera was originally Australian.

you are right

Darop.
May 19th, 2005, 05:27 AM
Anne Mall USA to Ireland (not sure if that is totally offcial despite her FedCup matches for Ireland last month)
Gail Lovera USA to France
Monique Javer USA to Britain
Karin Kschwendt Luxemberg to Germany (and I think Austria in between)
Cathy Caversazio Italy to Switzerland
Pavlina Stoyanova-Nola Bulgaria to New Zealand
Patricia Hy-Boulais Hong Kong to Canada
Janet Lee USA to Taiwan
Ros Fairbank-Nideffer South Africa to USA (although I can't remember if she played her last years as an American)

Taipei*

Sharapova's_Boy
May 19th, 2005, 05:33 AM
Antonia Matic - From Croatia to Germany.

JLDementieva
May 19th, 2005, 05:36 AM
Taipei*
Taipei's not really a country...

rhz
May 19th, 2005, 05:46 AM
did Gigi Fernandez ever represents Puerto Rico?

Jakeev
May 19th, 2005, 06:35 AM
Taipei*

Uh no sweetie Taiwan

Jakeev
May 19th, 2005, 06:35 AM
did Gigi Fernandez ever represents Puerto Rico?

Yes in the earlier stages of her career.

Shonami Slam
May 19th, 2005, 08:57 AM
mind you, the french open WC look like a bunch of bulgarians :tape:
but they were brought up in france, still - quite funny.

sartrista7
May 19th, 2005, 10:06 AM
Smashnova - USSR to Israel.

The Barnas - Romania to Germany.

I'm pretty sure Smashnova and the Barnas have only ever represented one country. Just because they were born in another country, that doesn't mean they played for it.

Olga Poutchkova - Belarus to Russia
Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian - played for Armenia as a junior, and Switzerland as a senior (I think)

SpikeyAidanm
May 19th, 2005, 10:08 AM
Kim Po(Messerli)

spec7er
May 19th, 2005, 10:11 AM
Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere Bulgaria to Switzerland :)

Brαm
May 19th, 2005, 10:12 AM
Emilie Bacquet: Belgium --> France

Bye :bigwave:

Jakeev
May 19th, 2005, 10:21 AM
Kim Po(Messerli)

what about her?

SpikeyAidanm
May 19th, 2005, 10:25 AM
what about her?
USA - SUI

Jakeev
May 19th, 2005, 10:25 AM
I'm pretty sure Smashnova and the Barnas have only ever represented one country. Just because they were born in another country, that doesn't mean they played for it.

Olga Poutchkova - Belarus to Russia
Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian - played for Armenia as a junior, and Switzerland as a senior (I think)

Exactly, like Elena Baltacha who was born in the Ukraine but never played for the country.

Jakeev
May 19th, 2005, 11:06 AM
USA - SUI

Not sure about that. I think she retired still representing the USA.

SpikeyAidanm
May 19th, 2005, 11:08 AM
Not sure about that. I think she retired still representing the USA.
no but she definately played some doubles as SUI

Jakeev
May 19th, 2005, 11:13 AM
no but she definately played some doubles as SUI

I did not know that. But she is listed on the WTA site as USA. When she won the Wimbledon mixed in 2000 I know she was still listed as American.

sartrista7
May 19th, 2005, 11:18 AM
Po-Messerli switched to Switzerland for one tournament, not long after September 11, because she was scared of being targeted by terrorists :tape:

Fantastic
May 19th, 2005, 02:19 PM
Miss Elena Pampoulova represented Bulgaria but the married Mrs Elena Pampoulova-Wagner represented Germany. She later became just Miss Elena Wagner when her husband died of cancer. :sad:

samn
May 19th, 2005, 02:39 PM
Bettina Bunge held three passports (West German, Peruvian, American), but afair, she only represented West Germany in tennis.

And I thought I was the only one who even remembered Elena Pampoulova. :)

canuckfan
May 19th, 2005, 04:04 PM
Shes still playing for Egypt officially..http://www.wtatour.com/rankings/singles_country.asp?code=EGY&country=Egypt..but she has been in Canada for a while now and played her last few tournaments in Canada so..

She is now listed as canadian on the ITF website http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100003575. And TennisCanada included her in their weekly «On court news» last week. But I don't know, it seems there's nothing official about it.

SilK
May 19th, 2005, 04:47 PM
does anybody know if Nicole Vaidisova EVER represented Germany in her younger years? :shrug:

lolas
May 19th, 2005, 04:56 PM
does anybody know if Nicole Vaidisova EVER represented Germany in her younger years? :shrug:
No, I don't think so...and Vaidisova is still in her younger years ;)

SilK
May 19th, 2005, 04:58 PM
No, I don't think so...and Vaidisova is still in her younger years ;)

let me rephrase that to junior years :p

Jakeev
May 19th, 2005, 10:33 PM
Megan Moulton-Levy USA to Jamaica

Maria Pinterova Czechoslovakia to Hungary (still plays tons of senior tennis)

Molla Mallory Norway to USA (not sure if she represented the USA, Rollo or Zummi would know, but I see her in several USA rankings in her later years)

sartrista7
May 19th, 2005, 10:44 PM
Alanna Broderick - USA to Jamaica
Vilmarie Castellvi - USA to Puerto Rico
Romina Oprandi - Switzerland to Italy
Varvara Lepchenko - Uzbekistan to USA and now back again (and she might switch back to the USA again in the future)
Lolita Frangulyan - Uzbekistan to USA
Mariana Correa - Ecuador to USA

Xian
May 20th, 2005, 06:33 AM
Karin Kschwendt: Luxembourg-Germany-Austria

Paula Zabala Alvarez - Columbia-USA-Columbia

Stephanie Chi USA-Taipei

Alexandra Pdokolzina Russia-USA-Russia

Daria Petrovic SCG-Spain-SCG

Nina Munch-Soegaard Norway-USA

Ivana Bracun Croatia-Spain

Kristin Godridge Australia-Hong Kong

Zita Horanyi Austria-Hungary

Jakeev
May 20th, 2005, 08:41 AM
Karin Kschwendt: Luxembourg-Germany-Austria



Ahh thanks. I remember Karin played for Austria, but could not remember what time in her career it was.