Birth Date 28/04/1990
Birth Place Casablanca, Morocco
Residence Casablanca, Morocco
Plays Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Favourite Surface Clay, Hard
32 W Stephanie SCIMONE (ITA) 6-2 6-0
16 W Alina SULLIVAN (MEX) 6-1 6-0
QF W Annalisa BONA (ITA) 6-2 2-1 RET
SF W Martina GLEDACHEVA (BUL) 6-2 6-3
I saw her in Fes and although she lost to a not so good opponent, I was impressed with her game. She has a very good first serve and forehand and I think she could do really well on the challenger circuit. It would be great for Morocco, too.
BUMP! Slutiana, I think that you were absolutely right about this girl. ;) I watched her play for the first time yesterday -- beating Doi in Fes, 62 75 -- and she's got a boatload of potential. :eek:
Apr 20th, 2011, 02:22 PM
Yep, I saw it too. She played great. :worship: She was so happy at the end.
Up against Rezai now. Here's to hoping that Rezai can't hit a ball in court.
Apr 21st, 2011, 01:35 AM
I really liked what I saw of Nadia when I watched her play in the junior event at Eastbourne 2008 (she lost 6-4 7-5 to Elena Bogdan in a very high-quality match by junior standards), so it's great to see her finally making her mark on the WTA Tour.
Nadia may look like Ana Ivanović, but she is more like Maria Sharapova in tennis-terms: she goes for her shots with powerful groundstrokes (accompanied by grunts), and hits the occasional left-handed forehand.
Apr 21st, 2011, 09:26 AM
congrats nadia for being the first quaterfinalist from morocco at the WTA tour and beating the no. 1 seed in Fes! keep it up! gl in the next round!
Thanks for the video! I'll make highlights when I can.
Shame about the loss yesterday, but she seemed so nervous with all the attention. Considering how unknown she was before this week, I don't blame her one bit.
Apr 27th, 2011, 07:02 AM
The thought that she may have been a bit nervous crossed my mind too -- especially in the first set -- but I couldn't say for sure. At any rate, I have a feeling that her subsequent jump of 150+ ranking spots might have helped to ease the pain some. :lol:
To tell you the truth, I'm not too worried about the scoreline of that final match, because I'd expect there to be both good and bad days with an aggressive game like hers. In addition to that, she's still a work in progress. It's definitely gonna take some time for her to fully develop. However, when this girl pulls it all together, it is going to be E-P-I-C. :devil: I've watched her play 3 matches, and I've already seen her hit nearly every shot in the book. My only concern has to do with her movement, but I'd have to see more of her in order to make a final, judgement call about that one. That said, she also understands how to play defense, and she has no qualms about playing a lob or slice in order to give herself time to recover. :angel:
Anyway, I came across this interview with former Moroccan player, Bahia Mouhtassine, and in it she mentions Nadia as one to watch.
R1: Annalisa BONA (ITA) defeated Nadia LALAMI (MAR) 6-1 6-1
wow, whats wrong nadia?
Oct 21st, 2011, 02:42 AM
That's a really good question... People's expectations rose after what she did in Fes. Maybe she's feeling the weight of all of those expectations. I watched some of her match against Danilidou in Pozoblanco, and she was totally out of sorts. The UE's were piling up, and she was just frustrated. It was still the Nadia that I watched play in Fes; the difference was that she was now facing some big mental hurdles. I've been here hoping that she would find a way to pull it together before the season ended, but it never really worked out that way. Oh well, let's just hope that she can start next season with a clean slate.
Feb 12th, 2012, 09:07 PM
(WC) Lalami vs Peer
JOVANOVSKI, Bojana (SRB)/LALAMI, Nadia (MAR) vs KLEPAC, Andreja (SLO)/ROSOLSKA, Alicja (POL)
Feb 13th, 2012, 06:46 PM
lost to peer 06 06 :( what's wrong with you nadia? and lost in doubles,too:
Klepac/Rosolska (SLO/POL) d. Jovanovski/Lalami (SRB/MAR) 63 61
Apr 25th, 2012, 07:03 AM
lost 16 16 as a WC in fes R1 :(
she had QF points to defend. she seems to be completely out of form....she already lost 8 matches in a row now! come on nadia, get back on track!
Apr 26th, 2012, 06:33 PM
lost also in R1 in doubles.....
Apr 30th, 2012, 04:58 AM
Well, I watched both of her matches -- singles and doubles -- and I'm staying hopeful. :) For starters, her attitude was a whole lot better than what it was in Pozoblanco last year. She did a pretty good job of staying positive out there, and that's easier said than done after struggling for so long. Even though the score in the match against Mathilde was disappointing, I think that she's pretty close to being able to play some quality tennis. The majority of Nadia's unforced errors were balls that she hit long, but that's something that can be corrected easily enough. On clay, her movement does seem to be a bit of a weakness, but once again, that's something that can be improved -- I think snappier, better-timed split steps could help a lot.
Nadia can still pull it together. For tennis players, rhythm comes and it goes, but talent is a constant. Nadia has got lots of talent, so the tools for her to succeed will always be there. In the end, I think that it's gonna boil down to if she's got enough self-belief.
May 14th, 2012, 01:13 PM
(Q)Audrey Bergot (FRA) v (wc)Nadia Lalami (MAR)
Garcia-Vidagany/Hermoso (ESP/MEX) v El Allami/Lalami (MAR/MAR)
good draw. get that win this time, nadia!
May 16th, 2012, 08:46 PM
lost 46 46 in singles and 26 67 in doubles :(
Jul 30th, 2012, 05:47 AM
where is she? the last tournament she played was in may....
Oct 5th, 2012, 06:50 PM
25k Sant Cugat:
QR1: (WC)Lalami vs. Vives Joan
gl nadia, get back on track this time and win some matches!