These women from madagascar deserve their own thread. they're just starting to play a little more on the itf tour, but their results show that they seem to be promising talents. madagascar is not known for having many tennis players, except dally randriantefy (former top 50 player) who retired a few years ago, and so i thought it would be nice to start a platform to discuss their progress and their results and to draw a bit more attention onto them.
First, we have Zarah Razafimahatratra, here's another thread with some information about her: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=408385
And second, we have Nantenaina Ramalalaharivololona, here's a thread with information about her: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=421582
so, everybody who's interested, feel free to post your thoughts and news about these two lovely ladies, follow their results and of course cheer for them!
so here we go......
Ramalalaharivololona plays the 10k in Le Havre this week. she won her two qualifying matches 60 62 and 61 60. gl to her in her first round match!
Nov 11th, 2010, 09:15 PM
sadly, Ramalalaharivololona lost her first round match in singles and a close QF match in doubles! gl in the next tournament!
Nov 11th, 2010, 09:25 PM
she's on the entry list of next weeks 10k in Equeurdreville as first alternate. hope she gets into quali draw and can score some more wins like the ones she scored this week. come on Nantenaina, win some md matches this time!
Nov 17th, 2010, 09:28 AM
Ramalalaharivololona lost her first round quali match in singles. but she won her QF match in doubles! congrats! gl in the SF, win another match!
Nov 19th, 2010, 08:28 AM
yay, Nantenaina won her SF doubles match in Equeurdreville! congrats for your first ITF final. now come on, win the tournament! gl in the final!
Nov 21st, 2010, 03:35 PM
yeah, what a great week for Nantenaina, at least in doubles! she won her first ITF title, the 10k in Equeurdreville!
Florence HARING (FRA) / Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA (MAD) def.
Kim KILSDONK (NED) / Nicolette VAN UITERT (NED) 
1/6 6/4 1/0
Nov 23rd, 2010, 11:53 AM
nantenaina is in the doubles draw of the 10k in Vallduxo this week, again partnering florence haring. gl in the first round!
Nov 23rd, 2010, 12:36 PM
just an update on Zarah Razafimahatratra. shes been playing some tournaments in egypt lately. her results weren't THAT good, but she's only 16, so i hope she'll be more successful in the next tournaments! GL Zarah!
here are her results:
$25,000 Cairo Qualifying Draw Egypt
C25 23 Oct 2010 to 25 Oct 2010 Entry: DA Clay (O)
32 W Antonina RAFIKOVA (RUS) 6-2 6-3
16 L Fatima EL ALLAMI (MAR) 3-6 0-6
$10,000 Ain Elsokhna Egypt
C10 19 Oct 2010 to 24 Oct 2010 Entry: Q Clay (O)
32 L Vivien JUHASZOVA (SVK) 3-6 3-6
$10,000 Ain Elsokhna Qualifying Draw Egypt
C10 16 Oct 2010 to 18 Oct 2010 Entry: WC Clay (O)
32 W Nihal EL AASAR (EGY) 6-0 6-1
16 W Maria LIMANSKAYA (RUS) 6-0 6-1
$10,000 Ain Elsokhna Egypt
C10 12 Oct 2010 to 17 Oct 2010 Entry: Q Clay (O)
32 L Zuzana ZLOCHOVA (SVK) 1-6 3-6
$10,000 Ain Elsokhna Qualifying Draw Egypt
C10 09 Oct 2010 to 11 Oct 2010 Entry: DA Clay (O)
16 W Farah BARACAT (EGY) 6-2 6-2
$10,000 Ain Elsokhna Egypt
C10 19 Oct 2010 to 24 Oct 2010 Entry: DA Clay (O)
partnering Yasmin EBADA (EGY)
16 L JANI (HUN) / KUBICIKOVA (CZE) 4-6 6-3 [9-11]
$10,000 Ain Elsokhna Egypt
C10 12 Oct 2010 to 17 Oct 2010 Entry: DA Clay (O)
partnering Ola ABOU ZEKRY (EGY)
16 L GERLOVA (CZE) / KRIEGSMANNOVA (CZE) 3-6 2-6
Nov 23rd, 2010, 12:47 PM
this week, Zarah is playing the XXIV Yucatan World Cup 2010 on the juniors circuit! she's seeded No 5 and won her first round match against Alexandria STITELER 6:2 6:4. 2nd round now against Marcela ZACARIAS. In doubles, she's seeded no 2. 1r is FUENTES (MEX)/SALAZAR (MEX) vs. POZNIKHIRENKO (UKR)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) 2
GL Zarah in both singles and doubles!!! :)
Nov 24th, 2010, 07:36 AM
Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA and Florence HARING won their first round doubles match in Vallduxo convincingly 6:0 6:1! they seem to be a good team! gl in the next round against the no1 seeds. come on girls, get the upset!
sadly, zarah lost her 2nd round singles match in yucatan in two sets! gl in doubles!
Nov 25th, 2010, 09:42 AM
sadly, zarah also lost her 1r doubles match in a really close encounter 6-2 4-6 [13-11]. not a good week for zarah! better luck next time!
no updates so far from nantenaina from spain. hope they post the doubles results soon!
Nov 25th, 2010, 08:37 PM
nantenaina lost her 2nd round doubles match in Vallduxo in a really close encounter 4-6 6-1 [11-9] against the no1 seeded team. better luck next time!
she's on the quali-list of next weeks 10k in Vinaros. hope she can qualify this time! gl!!
Nov 26th, 2010, 06:13 AM
Anyone know what is wtih Razafindramaso? She suddenly stopped playing:awww:
Nov 26th, 2010, 09:22 AM
don't know either what happened to her. last time she played was in january 2009.
Nov 27th, 2010, 09:36 PM
1r qualies in vinaros: Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA MAD d. Alisa DANILOVA RUS 7-6 (6) 6-2. now she has to play against florence haring, her doubles partner. good luck nantenaina, get a place in the main draw! gl!
Nov 28th, 2010, 06:54 PM
2r qualies: Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA MAD d. (12) Florence HARING FRA 61 62. congrats, now keep winning nantenaina. gl in the 3rd qualy round! get the maindraw spot!
Nov 29th, 2010, 11:58 AM
zarah is playing the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships in bradenton this week.she is seeded no 10 and plays in the 1r against victoria kan. better luck this week, zarah!win some more matches!
Nov 29th, 2010, 03:39 PM
yay, nantenaina won her 3rd round qualimatch. now she's in the main draw. 1st round against the no.5 seed Valentine CONFALONIERI. gl, get the upset this time! in dobules she's playing with florence again, good choice! gl you two!
Nov 29th, 2010, 09:23 PM
I love their last-names! I wonder how does it sound when umpires tell game, set and match Ms Razafimahatratra or Ramalalaharivololona :D
Nov 29th, 2010, 09:40 PM
The WTA website lists Nantenaina's last name as just "Ramalala". Stupid WTA :ras:
Nov 30th, 2010, 07:48 PM
oh no, what a pity, nantenaina lost in both singles and doubles in the first round, and both matches were so close! singles: Valentine CONFALONIERI (ITA) (5) defeated Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA (MAD) 6-7(4) 6-1 7-6(1), doubles: KERKHOVE (NED)/VAN UITERT (NED) defeated HARING (FRA)/RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA (MAD) 4-6 7-6(2) [10-6]. don't be too disappointed nantenaina, better luck next time next week in benicarlo!
and zarah also lost her first round match 76 64. she seems to be off the track a little bit. hope she can at least win a doubles match! gl!
Dec 1st, 2010, 06:57 AM
Ouch especialy in singles it´s a big shame but I think losing to Confalonieri 6-7 in third isn´t bad at all
Dec 3rd, 2010, 09:18 AM
at least, zarah won two doubles matches and is in the QF now. she's playing with Poznikhirenko and they're seeded no. 3. they won their first two matches easily. gl now. come on girls, get to the semis!
Dec 3rd, 2010, 09:34 AM
and of course gl to nantenaina in benicarlo qualies! come, you'll qualify and win a maindraw match this time!
Dec 4th, 2010, 10:56 AM
sadly, zarah lost her qf doubles match....don't know if she'll play another tournament in 2010. if not, better luck next year, zarah!
oh no, so close, not another one like last week! and whats even more annoying, she told me on facebook that she had 2 matchpoints in the third set! feel so sad for her. hope she'll win those matches next time!
hope she plays doubles. gl nantenaina! keep trying!
Dec 7th, 2010, 07:43 PM
benicarlo doubles 1 round:
RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA, Nantenaina/FOUCHE, Perrine def. MOCETE TALAMANTES, Carla/MOCETE-TALAMANTES, Paula 62 62.
yay, nantenaina, at least a doubles win! gl in the second round! get the upset, girls!
Dec 7th, 2010, 08:39 PM
Not sure if you noticed but Nantenaina debuted on the WTA doubles rankings this week at #921. Today's win will move her up a little bit more. This will help her a lot next year when entering tournaments. Congrats!
Dec 8th, 2010, 02:23 PM
hey, no. checked last week, but she didn't have a ranking back then. it's great, it will really help her next year! congrats and keep going. you need a singles md win, nantenaina! gl
Dec 8th, 2010, 07:55 PM
benicarlo doubles 2nd round: (3) Amanda CARRERAS / Andrea GAMIZ def. Nantenaina Ramalalaharivololona / Perrine Fouche 61 63. hmm, at least she won a match and she'll move up the rankings a little more! gl in the next tournament, nantenaina!
Dec 13th, 2010, 11:10 AM
nantenaina moved up two spots in the doubles ranking. she's now at no 919. congrats! gl in the next tournament!
Dec 20th, 2010, 09:33 AM
Nantenaina Ramalalaharivololona up to No. 916 in the doubles rakings this week! :bounce:
gl next year and have a nice holiday at home in madagascar!
Dec 21st, 2010, 04:28 PM
Without Zarah on the Junior AO's Entry List :sad:
Dec 21st, 2010, 08:58 PM
don't know why zarah is not on the entry list......she's not on the withdrawl list, too, so it seems she didn't even plan to go to australia.....don't know if she's injured or what....anyone knows?
Dec 28th, 2010, 11:28 AM
nantenaina went up in the doubles rankings again, so now she's at no.913. her next tournament is the 25k at january 17 in Andrezieux-Boutheon. she's on the alternates list, but hopefully she gets in the qualidraw! gl nantenaina in the new season and get the singles ranking this time!
Jan 1st, 2011, 11:32 AM
nantenaina still in the alternates list, but moved up about 10 spots. hope some more players withdraw so she'll be able to play qualies! gl nantenaina!
can't find zarah on none of the entry lists of any upcoming tournaments....don't know what's the matter with her. hope she's not injured!
Jan 11th, 2011, 01:09 PM
nantenaina pulled out of the 25k at january 17 in Andrezieux-Boutheon. don't know why, she would have been in qualies for sure. but she's on the entry list of the 25k in grenoble on january 24th. hope it's nothing serious. come on nantenaina, get your season started and get the singles ranking!
Jan 15th, 2011, 08:11 PM
I was lucky Google alerts picked this up for me via a poor, though not as poor as the one below, translation posted on another site: http://www.lexpressmada.com/4817/masters-feminin-madagascar/19982-les-huit-meilleures-a-vontovorona.html
Wonder what relation author Dina is to Zarah.
I've now tried to change my Google alert to include results in French. If it works, I should get a lot more Zarah news (which I won't understand very well:sad:).
Google translation of article:
After a break of two months after the holding of the Grand International Open of Madagascar, the Malagasy Tennis Federation (FMT), headed by Stéphane Rakotondrainibe, finds the path of competition.
Taking advantage of living in Antananarivo from Zarah Razafimahatratra of Hariniony Andriamananarivo or Niriantsa Rasolomalala of the FMT will host a women's Masters tournament reserved for the eight best players of the Big Island on 21, 22 and 23 January. The tournament itself will be played on fast indoor surface of the complex herons and already promises to be a great tennis spectacle. So a great first tournament for this kind of figure that is a prelude to several other large ahead.
We already foresee a possible confrontation between the two exchanges Training Centre in Pretoria, namely Zarah Razafimahatratra and Niriantsa Rasolomalala. Hariniony Andriama-nanarivo, meanwhile, looks like a real challenger in size. In addition Miahy list Ramiaramanana Faratiana Rasoarilalao or Safidy Razafindrakoto. Anjanoro Ramangasoavina, the reigning champion of Madagascar, meanwhile, might not be the adventure for professional reasons.
To sharpen their weapons, and Zarah Hariniony conduct an exhibition match on Sunday 16 January, the sailing club Ivato at 15h.
Jan 17th, 2011, 11:02 PM
just talked to nantenaina on facebook. she told me that she plans to start playing again, so it seems her first tournament will be the qualifying at the 25k in grenoble. right now she's no. 53 on the alternates list, but i'm sure she'll move up in the next days.
she also told me that she's really motivated and that she's happy to know that some people are rooting for her! ;-) so best luck to your start to the 2011 season!
Jan 19th, 2011, 01:43 PM
I hope it is going to be a good year for Nantenaina :)
Jan 21st, 2011, 08:47 AM
nantenaina up to no. 36 in the alternates list. hope she gets in the quali-draw!
Jan 21st, 2011, 10:55 PM
just talked to nantenaina again, she told me she's on her way to portugal to play some itf's. so i'm not sure if she still plans to play grenoble next week or if she skips, because she's on the entry list of the 10k in coimbra starting january 31. there she's no 13 on the quali list, but there are a lot of players still in the list with no.2-4 priority for the tournament, so i hope she'll move up in the list (or maybe even directly in the maindraw if she's lucky). hope the best for you, nantenaina! gl!
Jan 22nd, 2011, 11:13 AM
Apparently, the "Masters féminin" is heading inexorably to a Rasolomalala - Razafimahatratra final: http://les-nouvelles.com/spip.php?article7183
Jan 22nd, 2011, 12:13 PM
another article: http://www.lexpressmada.com/4820/tennis-madagascar/20059-andritokiana-champion.html
and another one: http://www.lexpressmada.com/4823/tennis-madagascar/20195-l-etat-soutient-zarah.html
seems zarah got some money from the sports minister to be able to travel to tournaments.
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:53 PM
nantenaina told me that she's not playing grenoble. she'll start playing at the 10k in portugal at january 31. so gl to her!
Jan 24th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Zarah won the Masters Féminin (or was it Top Players?) easily, though her opponent in the final was not Niriantsa Rasolomalala but Hariniony Andriamananarivo.
Jan 25th, 2011, 07:41 PM
Jan 26th, 2011, 07:01 AM
zarah received a cheque from the sports minister worth 6 million ariary. and she wants to try playing in WTA tour events now that she got the money to travel around the world.
Zarah won the Masters Féminin (or was it Top Players?) easily, though her opponent in the final was not Niriantsa Rasolomalala but Hariniony Andriamananarivo.
"it's a story about talent, meeting and equality. she was born at the 10th july 1987 in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. Her father gave tennis lessons at the university and that's why she started playing tennis at the age of 7. recognized by the itf, she went to south africa for 3 years from age 15 to 18. after her return to madagascar in 2005, she was no.1 in madagascar. but she had to leave the island to become more successful in tennis.
in 2007, she got the chance. the president of the tennis club in pornichet, Bernard Birgand, went to madagascar, where the games of the islands of the indian ocean were held that year with the president of the malagasy tennis federation. that's where he saw nantenaina play and recognized her interesting style of play. he offered her to play in france, an unexpected and unconsidered opportunity. so she moved to pornichet in 2008. she got an tourist visa to play one season, but shortly after, thanks to her playing qualities, she got a visa for "competence and talent" that allows her to stay in france for a period of 3 to 6 years.
she's very motivated and she's got the ambition and the capability to progress in tennis. she said she went to france to progress and play different tournaments. in two years, she learned french and established herself really fast in the french rankings. Bernard Birgant, who helped her from the beginning and who continues to hep her find tournaments, punctuated that she has "a very interesting playing style and great physical and mental skills". right now, she has got an exemplary behaviour at the pornichet tennis club. let's wish this young lady with all the skills to progress and become a great tennis player all the best for her future."
it's a really nice article, so let's hope she can live up to the expectations and get a singles ranking this year!
come on nantenaina, gl in in coimbra next week! (right now she's no. 8 on the quali list, maybe there's still a little chance that she gets in the main draw directly. hope the best for her)
Jan 29th, 2011, 02:00 AM
Here's nantenainas part of the quali draw in coimbra. gl to you, i know you can qualify!!!
9 1103 BRA PINHEIRO, Aline 
11 ESP STARKOVA, Alejandra
12 ESP RINCON OTERO, Paula
13 MAD RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA, Nantenaina
14 ESP VILAR MARTINEZ, Eva
16 ESP PUJOL SERRA, Maria
Jan 29th, 2011, 10:59 PM
Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA def Eva VILAR MARTINEZ 63 61
yay, good start to the season, gl in round two!
Jan 31st, 2011, 09:40 AM
Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA def Maria PUJOL SERRA 64 76
come on, one more match to go for a place in the md!
Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA (MAD) Vs Catherine CHANTRAINE (BEL)
very beatable :D
Feb 1st, 2011, 07:30 PM
sadly, after winning 3 quali matches, nantenaina lost her first round md match again. she lost 61 62 to Catherine Chantraine. so she'll get no ranking points once again. come on nantenaina, it's time to win a md match and get some points! gl in vale do lobo next week. get the md win next time!
sadly, she lost in the second round against no.16 seed boev in two close sets. nantenaina will play 10k's in portugal for the next two weeks, so lets hope that she'll be more successful there. come on nante, it's time to get a ranking!
Feb 12th, 2011, 05:02 PM
Nantenaina playing qualies this weekend. come on, qualify this time and get your first MD win, it's finally time to get ranking points! here's her part of the draw:
GUTIERREZ PEREZ, Paula
REN, Jessica 
QR1: Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA vs bye
QR2: Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA vs Sara NETO
and Zarah is finally playing again. she's no.1 on the entry list at the Riaan Venter Junior ITF 2011 G2 in south africa starting feb. 28th. then she's no.1 on the entry list at the G2 Riaan Venter Junior ITF 2011 starting march 7th :confused:. gl zarah, start winning again and hope that she can continue to play without struggling to pay for things!
Feb 13th, 2011, 04:51 PM
QR2: Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA def. Sara NETO 61 60! wow, what a score! come on nantenaina, two more matches to go! keep winning!
Feb 15th, 2011, 07:50 AM
QR3: Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA vs Jessica REN
gl nantenaina, qualify this time!
Feb 17th, 2011, 02:36 PM
they still didn't play the quali matches because it was raining all week. i think they'll try to play two rounds per day so they're still able to finish the tournament, but if it keeps on raining, it seems likely that they have to cancel the tournament. anyway, gl nantenaina, it'll be even harder to win if you have to play two matches per day, but give your best!
congrats nantenaina, despte the bad weather conditions! now one more match to go for a md spot! come on, get it this time!
and gl in doubles with florence again:
R1: KERKHOVE (NED)/VAN DER SAR (NED) (3) vs HARING (FRA)/RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA (MAD)
Feb 20th, 2011, 09:47 AM
nanatenaina lost the last quali round again! but she's still in the doubles draw, but they haven't played the first round yte, so i'm not sure if they'll play the doubles, because it was raining nearly all week and the weeather forecasts predicted rain for today. and they even have to finish the singles draw! but anyway, gl nantenaina if you play doubles. and etter luck next week in portimao, qualify this time and finally get your first md win! come on, you can do it!
QR1: Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA vs Paula GUTIERREZ PEREZ
Feb 20th, 2011, 06:52 PM
ok, so they don't play doubles in albufeira anymore, nantenaina and her doubles partner florence both played their 1R quali match in portimao today:
QR1: Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA def. Paula GUTIERREZ PEREZ 62 64.
congrats nantenaina, gl in R2!
QR2: Nantenaina RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA vs Nuria PARRIZAS-DIAZ
damn, another 1R loss! she seems to be unlucky in her first rounds in the md. better luck next time! now get the upset in doubles, girls!
QF: HARING (FRA)/RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA (MAD) vs FERNANDEZ-RABENER (ESP)/KRYVORUCHKO (UKR) (2)
Feb 24th, 2011, 08:07 AM
nantenaina is no.9 on the alternates list in lyon next week. it's a 32 players quali draw, only 26 players on the quali list yet. hope some more players withdraw in the next days so nantenaina gets in the quali draw and plays the tournament! hope she keeps trying and doesn't stop, but i could understand if she's disappointed. she won so many quali matches throughout the last month, but never the deciding 1R match....here're her results from last year until today....
don't know what's wrong, hope its nothing serious. maybe they withdrew because nantenaina has to go to lyon, she's still on the entry list there.....
Mar 1st, 2011, 05:07 AM
zarah was playing her first tournament after a long break because of her financial problems. she was the no.1 seed at the G2 Riaan Venter Junior ITF 2011 event and lost in the first round 64 36 46 to sabina lupu. bad loss, hoped that she would win at least one match, but she's probably not quite used to competitive tennis again....she obviously needs more match practice....she's also playing doubles:
1R: BHUNU (ZIM)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) Vs DE SUTTER (BEL)/VON DEICHMANN (LIE)
gl in doubles, at least win a match there!
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:29 AM
sadly, zarah lost her doubles 1r match, too. it really seems that she's not used to the competition anymore.
DE SUTTER (BEL) / VON DEICHMANN (LIE) def. BHUNU (ZIM) / RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) 6-7(5) 6-3 [10-2]
better luck next week. zarah is the no. 1 on the entry list again at the G2 Riaan Venter Junior ITF 2011.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:04 PM
awww, Zarah :o
Good luck in next tournament!
Mar 8th, 2011, 08:16 AM
G2 Riaan Venter Junior ITF 2011:
R1: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) def. Clorinda WESSELS (RSA) 61 61
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) Vs Maria SAKKARI (GRE)
R1: ERASMUS (RSA)/KOCH (RSA) Vs BHUNU (ZIM)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD)
congrats zarah for the impressive 1r victory and the first victory in a long time. now gl in round 2 and in doubles! keep winning!
Mar 8th, 2011, 06:49 PM
yay, zarah won her 2nd round match:
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) def. Maria SAKKARI (GRE) 62 61
QF: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) Vs Justine DE SUTTER (BEL)
gl in the QF, keep winning zarah!
R1: BHUNU (ZIM)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) def. ERASMUS (RSA)/KOCH (RSA) 62 62
QF: BHUNU (ZIM)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) Vs DE SUTTER (BEL)/VON DEICHMANN (LIE)
but hope she plays doubles in gonesse. so gl to you, nante!
Mar 22nd, 2011, 09:11 AM
so nantenaina doesn't play doubles in gonesse. and she withdrew from the 10k in antalya starting april 4th. so hope she keeps playing in spain/france/italy in the next weeks, there are some good tournaments to play for her.....we will see where she decides to play next!
Mar 28th, 2011, 03:21 PM
ok, just an update on natenaina....just talked to her and she told me she injured her shoulder really bad and that she has to take a break from playing! she doesn't know what she did or how it happened, but her doctor told her that she has to rest for some time and she told me that she can't even lift her arm right now....so not sure when she can play again, hope it doesn't take too long! get well soon, nantenaina!
Mar 30th, 2011, 08:55 AM
G2 International Junior Championships of Botswana 2011
R1: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) def Maria SAKKARI (GRE) 62 60
R2: Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) (1) Vs Chaimae ROUDAMI (MAR)
R1: ANDRIAMANANARIVO (MAD)/RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) Vs BOUKEZZI (ALG)/MAHBOUBI (ALG)
congrats zarah for the 1r victory, gl in round 2 and gl in doubles!
and another promising junior player from madagascar is playing there, too: Hariniony ANDRIAMANANARIVO
R1: Hariniony ANDRIAMANANARIVO (MAD) def Marina ALBERT (EGY) (8) 64 63
R2: Hariniony ANDRIAMANANARIVO (MAD) Vs Fatyha BERJANE (MAR)
at least she won her first match at the itf level and gets 20 ranking points and some money for it! hope she can continue with her good form. she will travel to europe for three month. hope she can win a lot more matches! gl zarah!
here's an interview with zarah: http://www.lexpressmada.com/zarah-razafimahatratra-madagascar/22600--l-ideal-serait-un-contrat-programme-avec-l-etat-.html
1. it's good to defend her title of the african junior championship and that it helped her confidence and that it's important for her to be confident because she plans to play some tournaments at the itf level in the next weeks.
2.that the match against Fatyha Berjane was the toughest for her last week.
3. that she's leaving for europe now to play there for 3 month like she did last year. she'll be playing in italy, france, germany, belgium and england. she'll play roland garros and she wants to try and play senior tournaments, too. it's sure that she'll play the junior FO and UO, but with wimbledon and AO nothing is sure. her main goal is to pass at least the first round at the two grand slams she'll be playing.
4. money is still a problem. she's thankful for the money she got from the state but it's just enough for her to play about 4 tournaments (with all costs). she says her biggest wish is to get a scholarship from the state or to get contract or something with the state so she can progress as much as possible in the three years to come! that would be the way she can keep on being the ambassador for madagassian tennis in the world!
so gl to you in the next weeks, zarah! get some victories and ranking points on the itf senior tour and most important, the money to travel around the world! all the best to you!
Apr 14th, 2011, 01:32 AM
^You do realise that Zarah will get a WTA ranking next week of about 800?
Apr 14th, 2011, 06:55 AM
Apr 18th, 2011, 08:44 AM
after winning the first round in jo'burg last week, zarah has a singles ranking of no. 791 this week! congrats zarah, keep it up!
Apr 19th, 2011, 04:28 PM
just talked to nantenaina. she told me her shoulder feels much better and she had her first practice lesson today after her shoulder injury. she hasn't planned to play any tournaments yet, so she will concentrate on training first, but she'll figure out soon where she'll play next! so gl nante, get some vitories again!
May 9th, 2011, 08:25 AM
G1 33rd Torneo Internazionale "Citta' Di Santa Croce" Mauro Sabatini 2011:
Zarah seeded no. 9 and got a bye in round 1. R2 against vasilyeva or bianco. go zarah, keep up the good form and get some more wins!
May 12th, 2011, 10:30 AM
G1: 33rd Torneo Internazionale "Citta' Di Santa Croce" Mauro Sabatini 2011
would hav expected at little more! so now give your best in singles, zarah!
May 28th, 2011, 08:24 PM
oh no, what a bad draw. she got putintseva (7th seed) in R1 at the FO. hope zarah can pull off the upset! gl tomorrow!
Jun 14th, 2011, 11:31 AM
just talked to nantenaina. she said she feels fit again, her shoulder is ok. she wants to start playing on the itf-circuit again soon. first she'll play a small tournament for preparation in france before she goes back on the itf-tour. hope she returns stronger than before and wins some md matches now, so she finally gets some points and a ranking! go nantenaina!
Oct 3rd, 2011, 10:09 AM
yay, nantenaina is finally getting back to playing again. she's on the entry list of next weeks 50K in Joue-Les-Tours, but she's no. 54 on the alternates list, so without a WC she will not get in :( hope she can get back to winning again and finally get some ranking points to get a singles ranking! go nante!
Oct 4th, 2011, 07:57 PM
Glad she is coming back. I was just thinking that I havent heard from her for a while.
Hopefully she is stronger than ever before. Good luck :)
Oct 6th, 2011, 07:55 AM
still far out of qualies, now no. 45 on the alternates list... :(
Oct 7th, 2011, 07:44 AM
today no. 28 on alternates list, but she didn't receive a wildcard, so she will probably not be in qualies :sad:
Oct 14th, 2011, 09:27 AM
some news from nantenaina for everybody whos interested. just got a message from her. it seems she changed to another club and is in paris right now. don't know if she is based there now or if its just a trip. but she said she's fine, playing better and better and of course she still intends to play on the tour! great news. so gl again now nante!
btw, she's no. 14 on the alternates list at the 50k in limoges next week. hope she gets in this time, but could be difficult!
Oct 15th, 2011, 08:51 AM
she's not in the quali draw. hope she continues through the winter with some small tournaments and get sranking points this time! gl nantenaina!
Oct 20th, 2011, 08:37 PM
nantenaina no. 37 on the alternateslist at the 100k in poitiers. guess she won'T get in again.... :( go nante!!
Oct 26th, 2011, 07:29 AM
Tennis - Open de Suez
Irina Ramialison en quarts de finale
Outre Zarah Razafimahatratra, 39e mondiale chez les juniors et 824e chez les seniors, Irina Ramialison est actuellement la joueuse malgache à suivre sur le circuit professionnel féminin.
I thought she was French:confused:
Oct 26th, 2011, 12:58 PM
oh, i didn't know that, too. so another one to cheer for :) btw, she lost at the 100k in poitiers in R1 against alexandra panova.... :hug:
Oct 29th, 2011, 09:19 PM
After being away for months, Nante finally is back :)
(8)Jessica Ginier (FRA) d. Nantenaina Ramalalaharivololona (MAD) 63 26 62 :hug:
Good fight against a seeded player (Ginier is WTA no 443)
Oct 29th, 2011, 09:33 PM
yay, finally back. :hug: good fight, hope she can improve like she said. she still didn't answer my message, so i'm still not sure if she moved to paris and practices there, but i think so. anyway, gl nante!
Oct 29th, 2011, 09:46 PM
QR1: RAMIALISON, Irina (FRA) def SCHAEFER, Anne (GER) (4) 62 62
QR2: RAMIALISON, Irina (FRA) vs GAUVAIN, Sybille (FRA)
nantenaina now no.7 on the alternates list at the 10k in Equerdreville starting november 14th. yesterday she was no. 92 or something, so it seems her chances are good that she can enter qualies this time. come on nante, gl!
Nov 4th, 2011, 09:38 PM
nantenaina getting close to qualies, now no.4 on the alternates list....hope she gets in. gl nante!
Nov 7th, 2011, 08:57 PM
nantenaina so close to qualies, now no.1 on the alternates list.....hope so hard that she gets in.....
Nov 8th, 2011, 04:28 PM
yeah, nante entered qualies! and her opponents seem to be not to bad.....go nante, finally get some wins and most important, ranking points!
Nov 11th, 2011, 03:20 PM
nantenaina just told me that she moved to paris permanently and is practicing there now. she said the club and the training is much better and that she likes paris and is enjoying to play tournaments again. so gl to her in qualies this weekend!
Nov 12th, 2011, 01:29 PM
QR1: RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA, Nantenaina (MAD) vs JESPERSEN, Maria (DEN)
she has to win two matches. gl nante! good draw!
Nov 12th, 2011, 03:51 PM
Jespersen has been dispatched: http://ww2.ti.fft.fr/Event.asp?CodeEvent=1127114585&NumMatch=1029
Nov 12th, 2011, 08:47 PM
QR1: RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA, Nantenaina (MAD) def JESPERSEN, Maria (DEN) 75 61
QR2: RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA, Nantenaina (MAD) vs BACQUIE, Alice (FRA)
:sad: again a loss in R1 and such a close match :hug: come on natenaina, one day you have got to win these matches or you'll never get ranking points.... :(
Nov 15th, 2011, 02:51 PM
Jan 10th, 2012, 10:27 PM
When Nante plays her first tournament in 2012? I saw that she in in the ALT list of a 25k tournament in Andrezieux-Boutheon. However, the cut-off for qualies is 361 at the moment and she is 49th.
Jan 11th, 2012, 07:35 AM
hmmm,when i called her the last time she told me she plays her next tournaments at the end of january and the beginning of february. so i guess she plans to play the 10k's and 25k's in in the coming weeks. i'll visit her in paris in the week of february 21st, so i guess she'll not be playing during that week :)
i'll give you an update when i know more about her schedule..
Jan 11th, 2012, 02:36 PM
OK, thank you :)
I hope she starts the season with good results and gets some ranking points :yeah:
Jan 16th, 2012, 12:40 AM
nantenaina no. 38 on the alternates list now, so i guess she won't get into qualies.... :(
Jan 16th, 2012, 07:01 PM
just talked to nantenaina today, she said she tries to play the 25k's in Andrezieux-Boutheon and Grenoble but it's difficult for her to enter because of the high quali cut, so she doesn't know if she'll be able to play qualies. at the moment she's no. 33 on the alternates list and there are only about 10 places left for qualifying.... :(
Jan 20th, 2012, 08:48 AM
now no. 19 on the alternates list for Andrezieux-Boutheon and no. 21 in grenoble. maybe there's a little opportunity for her to enter....
Jan 20th, 2012, 09:00 PM
A-B quali draw is out and she is not there :(
Jan 21st, 2012, 11:25 AM
was expected...a very high quali cut, like she expected too, difficult to enter. better luck next week in grenoble. she's no.20 on the alternates list at the moment....
Jan 23rd, 2012, 02:23 PM
getting closer to the quali draw in grenoble, now no.13 on the alternates list....gl nante!
Jan 23rd, 2012, 05:32 PM
oh no, she just withdrew from grenoble. :( hope it's nothing wrong?!
Jan 27th, 2012, 10:23 AM
she told me its nothing wrong, she just withdrew, she gave me no special reason. she also withdrew from the 10k's in egypt in the next weeks, but she said she wants to play the 25k in rabat, morocco, starting february 13th.
Jan 27th, 2012, 08:59 PM
Hopefully she gets in there :)
Feb 1st, 2012, 08:17 AM
yeah, she got in. a lot of withdrawls. yesterday she was still on the alternates list :)
gl nantenaina, get some wins this time!
Feb 10th, 2012, 07:34 PM
here's her part of the draw! go nantenina, finally get those much needed wins and some ranking points!
(1)Carolina Pillot (ITA) v BYE
Liberty Crawford (GBR) v Salma Charif (MAR)
(2)Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) v BYE
Wanis Charrouf (MAR) v Rosalie van der Hoek (NED)
(3)Federica Quercia (ITA) v BYE
Nantenaina Ramalalaharivololona (MAD) v Sara Benabdeljalil (MAR)
(4)Jessica Ginier (FRA) v BYE
Martina Di Giuseppe (ITA) v Caroline Van De Wijgaart (BEL)
Feb 10th, 2012, 08:21 PM
Feb 11th, 2012, 12:44 AM
just saw she has to win two rounds. i guess she should be able to win QR1 and Quercia in QR2 is no. 449 in singles, but she played her last match in october 2011 and of her last 7 matches, she lost 6 and won only one match. so i hope nante can beat her and qualify this time!
Feb 11th, 2012, 05:40 PM
QR1: Nantenaina Ramalalaharivololona (MAD) def Sara Benabdeljalil (MAR) 61 61
QR2: Nantenaina Ramalalaharivololona (MAD) vs (3) Federica Querica (ITA)
congrats, great score in QR1! now get the upset and take your first ranking points and a main draw spot! go nantenaina!
Feb 11th, 2012, 09:19 PM
Nice win, hopefully she is in good form and wins more matches :)
Feb 11th, 2012, 10:04 PM
i wrote her a text message and she answered she feels fine, and that the match tomorrow will be harder but she thinks everything is possible and she just needs to believe in herself. so she seems confident and she said she knows its a good opportunity to get some ranking points! i will probably hear from her tomorrow after her match, so i'll keep you all updated :)
Feb 12th, 2012, 07:08 PM
oh no, she lost 36 16 :sad:
but she's also in the doubles draw. gl there!
R1: RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA (MAD) / VAN DER HOEK (NED) vs BENABDELJALIL (MAR) / BENABDELJALIL (MAR)
Feb 12th, 2012, 09:18 PM
I actually expected it to be a close match :sad:
But good luck in doubles.
Feb 13th, 2012, 05:41 PM
R1: RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA (MAD) / VAN DER HOEK (NED) defeated BENABDELJALIL (MAR) / BENABDELJALIL (MAR) 6-2 6-0
congrats! at least a win in doubles!
Feb 20th, 2012, 10:41 AM
hey,for everybody who's interested just an update on nantenaina :) i just met her in paris where she lives and where she plays and trains at a club. she's such a nice person, we had a really good time and even played some tennis together (where she really showed me my limits :) you would never guess how much power comes out of such a petite person). she said her visa finishes soon, but she wants to renew it to stay 3-4 more years. the training is a lot better in paris than in pornichet where she was before. she had nearly no one to play with. but even now she says its difficult to find a good hitting partner for her at the club :( so she's not a 100% satisfied with the situation, but its ok. the club pays for her rent, food and her travel costs and tournament entries, so at least that's ok. the president of the club in pornichet still plans her tournaments for her, but she said as soon as she has got her own computer and internet, she wants to do it on her own. and when she has her new visa, she wants to concentrate more on the itf tournaments and try to play as often as possible, but right now, her visa regulations don't allow her to stay out of france for more than a few weeks, so it's difficult to play itf's outside of france. but as soon as she has her new visa, there will be some changes and she can travel more. today she's leaving for a tournament for french players to get some points for a french national ranking, which will make it easier for her to enter the bigger french tournaments. after that she'll play another french tournament and then she'll play itf's again.
what really makes me admire her even more now is her determination. there are so many limiting and difficult factors in her live that for anyone else it would nearly seem impossible to achieve the goals. one of the most difficult things is, she has no coach to travel with her when she plays tournaments. so she has to organize everything on her own and when she played in morocco, she said she was only one of two girls at the whole tournament without a coach. so she has no one to give her advice how to play, no one to train with during the tournaments and she always has to look for another girl as a hitting partner and so on, there is no gym at the training center so at the moment she isn't able to train with weights (and she can't afford a gym in paris, its just too expensive) so it's soooo diffiuclt for her and she feels really lonely sometimes, so now i have even more respect for her and i wish her all the best for her future and that she can finally plan and play more selfdetermined and succeed at the tour!
p.s. she was so happy to hear that there are fans around the world following her results and cheering for her. so keep the cheers coming, she can really use them.
best of luck to you, nantenaina!
Feb 20th, 2012, 09:15 PM
Thank you for this post :)
Reading that I too admire her even more, I hope she gets better opportunities to raise her game and get a ranking and move up and up soon :)
Feb 23rd, 2012, 02:57 PM
one of the photos i took when i visited her :)
Feb 26th, 2012, 04:43 PM
Nice pic :)
Feb 26th, 2012, 06:47 PM
ok, just talked to her on the phone. she lost in the SF at this national tournament because she couldn't play a 100%, because when she played doubles in morocco, she hurt her back and now it's become worse again, so she took some days off. she hopes it gets better soon, so she can play the next national tournament and after that she's on the entry-list of the 10k in amiens starting march 12th. at the moment she's no. 77 on the alternates list. so i hope she gets in! get better soon, nante!
Mar 5th, 2012, 08:52 AM
oh no, nantenaina withdrew from amiens and gonesse in the next two weeks. hope she enters le havre, starting march 26th. i'll call her maybe some time this week and try to find out if her back still hurts or why she withdrew :sad:
Mar 13th, 2012, 08:05 AM
she withdrew from le havre, too. i called her and she said her back still hurts and the doctor advised her to take some more rest. but she wants to try and play an itf tournament at the end of april here in germany, so i hope it works out and she can visit me here and i can see her play and cheer for her! get well soon, nante!
Apr 9th, 2012, 04:20 AM
Madagascar tennis? wow, it's really nice to know abt this country's players
Apr 11th, 2012, 08:08 AM
she just send me a message. she played her first tournament after her injury. i think it was a local french tournament. she said she didn't play well and that it was tougher than expected. but the good news is, the man who makes her tournament schedule now thinks that she should play more itf's, too. so she hopes to start playing more on the tour soon! maybe she'll even come to germany in the summer to play two 25k's if it all works out. we will see! gl to your next tournaments nante!
Apr 13th, 2012, 09:02 AM
she told me yesterday that she is playing a local french tournament and she won her first round match. today she's playing her 2nd round match. she also told me that she hopes to get her new visa in july. it'll be for another 3 years. and the new visa will have some new regulations, so she'll be able to travel more and for longer periods of time outside of france, so it's really important for her to get that visa in order to be able to play more itf's. at the moment her visa makes it really difficult for her to leave france for more than a few days or a week...wish you all the best nante!
Apr 14th, 2012, 12:13 PM
I hope she gets her visa and is able to play tournaments outside France. Good luck to her in that French tournament :)
Apr 14th, 2012, 06:58 PM
she just told me she won her QF match today 76 76. she was down 0-4 and 5-6 in the first set and 1-4 in the second set, but she pulled through and won. good for her. the better her french ranking gets, the easier it is for her to enter the french itf and wta events. and of course she gets match pratice. keep it up nante.
Apr 19th, 2012, 09:46 AM
she lost her SF 06 46 :hug:
but what is really great is that she told me, because of her results in the local french tournaments, she is around no. 50 in the french rankings, which is really a great achievement. she'll continue to play local tournaments for her club for now, and when she has her new visa she'll play itf's again.
Apr 19th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Apr 19th, 2012, 08:49 PM
she won her match today in three sets at the next local tournament. she plays her semi final tomorrow morning against the french no. 34. if she wins, she'll earn some points and climb in the french rankings again. go nante!
Apr 22nd, 2012, 09:02 PM
she lost 46 36 in the semi final, but she said she played really good and feels good and it was a good experience for her and she knows how to play against her now....better luck next time! keep winning nante!
Apr 29th, 2012, 12:40 PM
nantenaina just came home from italy yesterday. she was there with her club. hope she starts playing again soon!
May 2nd, 2012, 03:25 PM
they went to italy for training for the upcoming club matches in france. she said she feels good and waits for her visa so that she can really start playing on the itf. no other news :)
Jun 4th, 2012, 09:47 PM
talked to nantenaina again. still no news concerning her visa, she'll probably get it in july. her ex-president from her former club told her she can start to play itf tournaments in august again. so she hopes she can come to germany to play some tournaments and visit me here. she'll probably play for 2 month, then, she doens't know how it'll go on. for now, she has to keep playing boring matches in the french league winning them easily 60 60. last time she told me, even i played better against her than some of her opponents. :hug: hold on to the thought that you can start playing on the itf tour again soon, nante!
Jul 2nd, 2012, 10:23 PM
she got better and played some stronger french tournaments, winning one and reaching the final of two more tournaments. she said she feels good and confident and is looking forward to playing on the tour again. hope she can come to germany and play here....go nante, keep winning!
Jul 13th, 2012, 10:36 AM
nantenaina finally got a new visa, but only for 4 month. the permanent one for a few years takes a little longer, but she is confident that she'll get it. and soon she'll probably start playing on the itf tour again.
Jul 16th, 2012, 08:45 PM
Glad to hear she has positive news. Would have liked to see her getting that permanent visa already but 4 months is not too long. Can't wait to cheer for her in itfs again :)
Jul 16th, 2012, 10:27 PM
just talked to her a few minutes ago. she said she's still playing very well. she reached another final at a french tournament and beat two higher ranked players en route.
btw, happy belated birthday. she turned 25 last tuesday. :aparty:
1 1 VEDY Aurélie FRA N°20 ALP Paris (Vdm) 18 241
2 4 FEDOSSOVA Youlia FRA N°23 Lagardère Tennis (Par) 11 161
3 9 BERGER Ségolène FRA N°29 Sporting Levallois (Hds) 7 122
4 2 GLUSHKO Julia ISR N°20 FFT Service Etrangers 2 118
5 6 BERGOT Audrey FRA N°16 Tennis Club de Paris (Par) 5 117
7 BREMOND Iryna FRA N°8 Stade Courbevoie (Hds) 5 117
7 3 KOSTOVA Elitza BUL N°10 T.C Pondinois (Lyo) 4 110
8 12 EWIJK Chayenne NED -30 US Orléans (Cen) 5 109
9 5 LISJAK Ivana CRO N°22 ASPTT Metz (Lor) 5 102
10 8 PARMENTIER Pauline FRA N°2 Tennis Club de Paris (Par) 1 100
11 10 KUCOVA Kristina SVK N°11 Thionville Moselle (Lor) 3 96
12 11 CHAKHNASHVILI Margalita GEO N°10 US Orléans (Cen) 6 91
13 13 THORPE Laura FRA N°18 TC Boulogne Billancourt (Hds) 4 78
14 14 SVITOLINA Elina UKR N°24 Stade Toulousain (Pyr) 2 73
15 15 HUCK Violette FRA N°34 Metz Smec Tennis (Lor) 9 67
16 16 COIN Julie FRA N°17 Tennis Club de Paris (Par) 3 65
17 CIRSTEA Romana ROM N°2 FFT Service Etrangers 1 65
18 18 BELTRAME Séverine FRA N°13 ASPTT Montpellier (Lan) 3 62
19 22 LAISNE Kinnie FRA -30 TC Caen (Nor) 7 60
20 19 ROUSSEAU Capucine FRA N°32 La Raquette de Villeneuve d'Ascq (Fla) 6 58
21 20 DODIN Océane FRA -15 TCM Denain (Fla) 6 55
22 24 RAMALALAHARIVOLOLONA Nantenaina RSA -30 A.M.S Paris Est (Par) 10 51
she's up to no. 22 in the french national rankings. i think the points are combined from all the big french national tournaments (no itf points). she played 10 tournaments and has 51 points now. keep it up nantenaina!
Jul 22nd, 2012, 04:48 PM
$25,000 Les Contamines-Montjoie (FRA)
(5)Anna-Giulia Remondina (ITA) v Patrycja Sanduska (POL)
(wc)Nantenaina Ramalalaharivololona (MAD) v Q
She is back to ITF tour :woohoo:
Jul 23rd, 2012, 08:24 AM
:bounce: finally back on the tour. and, after what she told me, in a better form than ever before. and then against a qualifier in R1, she couldn't have asked for more. go and get the wins you deserve, nante!
Jul 23rd, 2012, 08:36 PM
against (Q)Lazareva. had hoped for a better draw, a lower ranked player. lazareva is no. 481, currently near her CHR. she's the highest ranked qualifier in the draw :( could be tough for nante. do your best and get the win!
Jul 24th, 2012, 01:45 PM
playing her match right now. after lazareva won the opening game, nantenaina was broken, then lazareva had game points for a 3-0 lead, but nante broke back. now serving at 1-2 first set. go nante!
Jul 24th, 2012, 01:49 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 01:53 PM
come on nante, now hold your serve!
Jul 24th, 2012, 01:56 PM
wow, finally a solid service hold to love from nante! 3-3, now get the break!
Jul 24th, 2012, 01:59 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:05 PM
phew, after fighting off a break point, 4-4 now.
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:10 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:12 PM
nooooo, 15-40, two set points for lazareva :(
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:12 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:20 PM
0-1 second set
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:22 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:27 PM
now get some solid service holds nante!
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:31 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:33 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:37 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:40 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:46 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:50 PM
wow, just fought off 3 match points. 3-5 40-40 now. go nante, get the rebreak!
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:52 PM
4-5, rebreak in the last minute. great fighting spirit from nante. now she REALLY needs to hold her serve!
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:54 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:56 PM
saving match point no. 4 & 5
now get that game nante!
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:57 PM
and saving matchpoint no. 6, too!
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:59 PM
saved matchpoint no. 7
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:00 PM
and no. 8
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:02 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:04 PM
keep going nante, get the break and win the set!
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:06 PM
15-40 now, two break points for a 6-5 lead!
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:07 PM
6-5 nante second set. great chance to serve out the set! go and get it nante!
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:07 PM
:eek: What a fighter! Hopefully she can still win.
Where you see the livescore?
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:11 PM
40-15, two set points nante!
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:11 PM
:eek: What a fighter! Hopefully she can still win.
Hopefully Nante keeps playing confident and wins that 3rd set :cheer:
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:18 PM
it would be such a huge win for her and would be excellent for her confidence!
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:19 PM
break point nante for 1-0
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:21 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:25 PM
solid game, holding serve to love, 1-1 now!
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:28 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:32 PM
I have to go :(, hopefully Nante wins this match. Good luck :)
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:34 PM
nooooo, got broken, 1-3 :(
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:39 PM
come on nante, get back on track. you can win this match!
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:43 PM
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:46 PM
nante breaks to love, 2-5. but she has to hold her serve, and she did it only once in the third set :( come on nante!
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:50 PM
she lost 46 75 26 after saving 8 match points. great fight against a top 480 player, but also disappointing, because she should have won it after her run in set 2.....better luck next time nante!
Jul 24th, 2012, 07:41 PM
just talked to her. she said she feels ok, of course she's a little disappointed, but she knows she played great against a top 500 player. now she's off to playing a series of 5 french national tournaments where she can improve her french ranking. after that she's probably starting to play itf's at the end of august again.....go nante!
Jul 24th, 2012, 07:54 PM
I hoped to see that she won but unfortunately she lost :sad:
Still, showed some great fighting spirit and played a close match against someone in top 500. She showed that she is better than before and I think she could win (at least) 10k tournaments when she starts playing more often.
Good luck to her in those national tournaments :)
Aug 12th, 2012, 09:42 PM
talked to her again. she said she'll play three 25k tournaments in belgium. i don't know which ones because i only saw her on one of the entry lists. seems she'll start playing at the end of this month again. gl nante!
Aug 15th, 2012, 12:01 PM
like i thought, she's playing the 25k in charleroi, then the 10k in rotterdam and then the 25k in alphen. gl to her!
Aug 15th, 2012, 03:09 PM
Great, hope she does well :)
Aug 17th, 2012, 06:50 PM
QR1: Nante vs. Mestach
Mestach is no. 967, so nante should be able to win the match! possible QR2 would be (5)Arefyeva. gl nante, get those wins you finally deserve with your good form!
Aug 17th, 2012, 07:45 PM
Mestach is very tough opponent. 18 yo former juniors World #1. She is ranked so low because of an injury break. But she is definitely beatable. GL Nante :)
Aug 18th, 2012, 08:54 PM
An-Sophie Mestach (BEL) d. Nantenaina Ramalalaharivololona (MAD) 61 76(5) :sad: