I think i may have spelt her name wrong, but I was wondering how she is doing?
I read this old interview in ACE! magazine with Elena D and she said that in the juniors, there were 4 players who used to get to the semis:
The other three are all pretty well known; where is Ekaterina and will she reach their level?
Feb 18th, 2003, 04:45 PM
And you people call yourself Russian tennis fans!!
Feb 18th, 2003, 06:17 PM
I saw her play just once- doubles at the Kremlin Cup last year with Koulikovskaya (I think) and she wasn't too impressive. Very often a player who was very good in juniors is not as good in the pro tour, she could have had an injury or just stopped improving, I don't know but from what I saw she didn't look like someone who is to have a breakthrough anytime soon :( It'll be good if she proves me wrong
Feb 18th, 2003, 07:17 PM
Sorry, I haven't noiced that thread first..
I saw her many times playing doubles with Zhenya. At USO. She even had some support group, consisting of few model-like looking girls. And she herself looks quite like a model. Very tall and slender.
She wasn't very successfull in singles though..
Feb 18th, 2003, 10:50 PM
i think she has got to quarter-final in palermo a tier 5 wta event in 2002 and then lost to zvonareva 6-0 6-4.
i haven't seen her play in person. she is ranked around the 200 mark.
Feb 22nd, 2003, 09:42 PM
Someone in the Challenger forum said that Ekat is pregnant! :eek:
Oct 25th, 2003, 04:10 PM
Ekaterina has a small baby about year old,so she can't play tournaments now. But I know that she started to practice again and she wants to come back to the tour
Oct 25th, 2003, 04:27 PM
thank you Sachette :)
i hope she comes back
she has another year to go on her Special rank.
Nov 7th, 2003, 01:16 PM
Pregnant :eek: !
Oct 15th, 2004, 08:50 AM
that's the reason ehy she disappears from wta/itf
So any news abt Ekaterina after one year had passed?
Is she finally retired or will come back?
Who knows ani info?
Mar 29th, 2005, 02:14 PM
still no news
Aug 7th, 2005, 12:55 PM
she's back ;)
playing 10k in Moscow this coming week.
good luck Katya ;) :D
Aug 7th, 2005, 08:26 PM
of to a winning start ;)
go Katya :D
Aug 7th, 2005, 09:06 PM
Good luck.. she has some nice long legs there.. ;)
Sep 9th, 2005, 04:32 PM
Thnks to TBE for really good news for me.
Sep 9th, 2005, 04:34 PM
32 W Ekaterina ZAPADALOVA (RUS) 6-1 6-2
16 L Andra SAVU (ROM) 4-6 3-6
's after 3 years out of tour
Sep 9th, 2005, 04:36 PM
But why not playing any others itf in Russia?
Sep 9th, 2005, 04:39 PM
Good to know that one of original Russian Big Four is not giving up yet..