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Sep 14th, 2013, 07:07 PM
Hopefully the next big African thing. One of the best 1999 girls in the world. Reached the QF at les Petits As this year and won one of the biggest under 14 event of the year at Rome.
And last but not the least, she won her first $10k today at home, dropping only 11 games on the way to the title! Not bad for a first pro tournament. None of her opponents were really impressive, but this is still very promising

Official Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ines-Feryel-Ibbou/482870905134004

Good luck to her in the future ! :yeah:

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Sep 14th, 2013, 07:50 PM
GL next week in Alger 10k MD you can do it :)

Sep 14th, 2013, 08:16 PM
Wow! :eek: I'll definitely be following her to see how she does

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Sep 15th, 2013, 08:20 AM
YAY :D I really hope to see tennis rise in Africa and in the North is a good place to start :yeah:

Sep 15th, 2013, 08:27 AM
very happy for Ines and African tennis:)

wish her the best for her progression

Sep 17th, 2013, 02:18 AM
Withdrew from 10k this week :unsure:

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Sep 17th, 2013, 03:26 AM
Well it was going to be hard for her to win the 1st Round and she is probably tired :(
Next time :D

Oct 14th, 2013, 11:11 PM
next number 1!

Oct 23rd, 2013, 10:24 PM
Do anyone know where she plays nexts ?

Dec 3rd, 2013, 11:04 PM
Meanwhile, Ines made 2 10K quarterfinals in Spain. That's decent, it's showing she's beating these she's supposed/might beat - and gains experience against the older players, like Sakkari.

Her ranking in the 800s should be helpful in getting to some 10Ks directly.

Dec 23rd, 2013, 01:31 AM
i see her in the list of a Juniors tournament in the first week :)

Jan 5th, 2014, 06:07 PM
She withdrew from the The 21st Slovak Junior Indoor 2014 junior tournament. :sad:

By the way, Ines is in PYW against Cara Black right now! She is down 3-5 in the third so maybe no hope for her but vote for her here! http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=36991753#post36991753 :bounce:

auntie janie
Jan 29th, 2014, 06:19 PM
Ibbou has reached the quarters in a Grade 2 Junior even in Tunisia this week:

Jan 30th, 2014, 02:12 AM
Two relatively easy straight set wins including over third seed 6-4, 6-4! Go Ines! :bounce:

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auntie janie
Jan 31st, 2014, 03:27 PM
She lost in the quarters, but will be playing another one of these again next week.

By the way, she turned 15 this month. :bdaycake:

auntie janie
Feb 10th, 2014, 12:50 AM
Reached the semis this time. :yeah:

auntie janie
Mar 5th, 2014, 05:49 PM
Ines has resumed training following a minor operation:

Inès Ibbou reprend les entraînements

Mercredi 05 Mars 2014 - Lu 175 fois

La jeune joueuse de tennis algérienne, Inès Ibbou, a repris les entraînements avant-hier à Zéralda après avoir subi, avec succès, une opération à l'orteil à Valence (Espagne), a-t-on appris auprès de son entraîneur, Zine El Abidine Midoun. La sociétaire de l'Azur Tennis club de Zéralda (Alger), qui a dû déclarer forfait au 3e tour du championnat d'Afrique des jeunes à Casablanca (Maroc), avait souffert d'une infection à l'orteil. Une situation qui a contraint l'athlète à se faire opérer par un podologue en terre espagnole, selon Zine El Abidine Midoun qui a vanté le «savoir faire» du médecin Vicente-Vicent Cabedo. L'espoir du tennis algérien, 15 ans, reprendra la compétition officielle le 25 mars prochain à l'occasion du tournoi ITF juniors de Vinaroz, en Espagne. D'ici là, la jeune joueuse algérienne, élue meilleure athlète espoir féminine 2013 en Algérie à l'issue du sondage organisé par l'APS, se prépare cette semaine au sein de son club à Zéralda puis partira pour Valence afin de terminer sa préparation.


Apr 10th, 2014, 07:52 PM
Made her return in Spain this week :)

Trofeo Juan Carlos Ferrerro, Spain, G1
Ines Ibbou (ALG) d. Eden Richardson (GBR) 61 63
Ines Ibbou (ALG) d. (13)Anastasia Shaulskaya (RUS) 60 75
(2)Helen Ploskina (UKR) d. Ines Ibbou (ALG) 63 75

Two solid wins, but #28 Ploskina was too much in her comeback :hug:

Seems to have withdrawn from tournaments next week, but 4th alternate to a G2 in Italy the following week.

May 3rd, 2014, 02:16 AM
Salsomaggiore-Terme [G2]

1R: def. (Q)Anna Turati 62 36 63
2R: def. (7)Maia Lumsden 64 57 60
QF: def. (3)Natalia Vikhlyantseva 46 64 63
SF: (5)Bianca Turati - good luck! :)

Already an awesome week with 3 tough three set wins and a win over the world #63! Guaranteed to break into the top 200 after this tournament :cheer:

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May 3rd, 2014, 02:29 AM
She will definitely surpass her career high of #210 on the juniors :)

I really like that she's trying to develop her game in juniors instead of jumping to seniors after her good results at the 10k level. I think she needs some confidence with wins instead of possibly getting beaten down in the pros.

She is on the MD list for a G2 in Villach next week and is staying in Austria for a G2 in Amstetten. Ines is also 13th alt to the GA in Italy and 21st alt to the G1 Astrid Bowl in Belgium.

Nice to see her back and committed to a full schedule :) I assume if she doesn't make the QD of Italy or Belgium that she will probably rest and prepare for Roland Garros.

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May 3rd, 2014, 01:33 PM
Lost to Bianca 36 26 :hug:

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auntie janie
May 4th, 2014, 01:41 PM
Still a very good week! I love the way she battles through those 3-setters. Maybe she was a little tired for the SF.

As for her schedule, I hope she's not overdoing it!

May 4th, 2014, 05:38 PM
Yes I think fighting qualities are very important from an early age. Some players are very talented, but always flop in three setters. Maybe a hint of what kind of player she will become? :)

May 6th, 2014, 01:02 AM
Panaceo ITF Junior Cup Villach 2014, Austria, G2
(1)Julia Grabher (AUT) v Ulyana Grib (BLR)
Valeriya Urzhumova (RUS) v Petra Hule (AUS)
Barbora Miklova (CZE) v Chiara Grimm (SUI)
(8)Hana Mraz (SLO) v (wc)Jasmin Buchta (AUt0

(3)Manca Pislak (SLO) v (Q)Daniela Dankanych (UKR)
Polina Golubovskaya (RUS) v Ines Ibbou (ALG)
Mira Antonitsch (AUT) v (Q)Martina Okalova (SVK)
(7)Miriam Kolodziejova (CZE) v Anastasia Chikalkina (RUS)

(6)Katharina Hobgarski (GER) v Elina Nepliy (RUS)
Vasanti Shinde (IND) v (wc)Alessia Welti (SUI)
(wc)Anna-Lena Neuwirth (AUT) v (LL)Sandra Jamrichova (SVK)
(4)Bianka Bekefi (HUN) v Ekaterina Kazionova (RUS)

(5)Emilie Francati (DEN) v (wc)Anna Kraus (AUT)
Tereza Kolarova (CZE) v (Q)Jaimee Fourlis (AUS)
Sofya Zhuk (RUS) v Nikolina Jovic (SRB)
(2)Tamara Zidansek (SLO) v (Q)Jana Jablonovska (SVK)

Good luck to Ines :)

Not many names I have heard of before but you never know what will happen in juniors!

May 6th, 2014, 08:14 PM
Ines Ibbou (ALG) d. Polina Golubovskaya (RUS) 62 60

Good win :cheer:

Against 3rd seed next - good luck :)

May 7th, 2014, 02:11 AM
Up to a career high of 184. But 75 ALT to qualifying at FO so hopefully her ranking will be high enough for USO since Wimbledon seems unlikely. Hope she proves me wrong :)

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May 8th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Ines Ibbou (ALG) d. (3)Manca Pislak (SLO) 76(5) 64

Good win over the 3rd seed! :yeah:

She is becoming really consistent lately :)

In the quarterfinals she will meet the 7th seed Miriam Kolodziejova.

auntie janie
May 10th, 2014, 09:22 PM
Ines lost that QF, but is scheduled to play another Grade 2 event in Austria this week.

May 10th, 2014, 10:26 PM
Kolodziejova eventually made the final :hug:

Good luck next week.

auntie janie
May 13th, 2014, 04:52 PM
She drew the top seed! Naiktha Bains. If she somehow does make it past Bains, who is ranked 73, her reward is to face Miriam Kolodziejova again. :lol: I hope she loves the challenge of this draw. :armed:

auntie janie
May 13th, 2014, 11:21 PM
35 Internationale Spring Bowl 2014 Amstetten, Austria, G2

R1: Ines Ibbou (ALG) d. (1)Naiktha Bains (AUS) 60 63 :yeah:

Now comes the tough test! Can't wait to see how Ines reacts. :)

May 14th, 2014, 10:18 AM

Didn't Bains have a good run in Hobart this year? Good luck against Miriam!

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auntie janie
May 14th, 2014, 08:11 PM
Miriam Kolodziejova (CZE) d. Ines Ibbou (ALG) 36 75 75

Last week Miriam beat Ines 63 61. So this tight score hows a lot of progress in one week, even if not quite enough to change the end result. Still I am impressed by the big fight she put up against a surging player. Next time she will beat her. :angel:

auntie janie
Jun 11th, 2014, 08:54 PM
Ibbou is due to return next week to play a G2 event in Germany, where she will be in the main draw. The following week she is listed in qualifying in Roehampton (G1), a tournament with a much tougher field. The last I looked she is still pretty far from the Wimbledon qualy field, but maybe she's hoping that with a good couple of weeks she can snag a QWC.

Update: w/d from Roehampton :confused:

auntie janie
Jun 16th, 2014, 01:15 AM
At the G2 IGTA Junior Cup in Germany, Ines has a tough draw: she opens against the 2nd seed, a German player named Kathatina Hobgarski. Hobgarski reached the semis of the G1 Astrid Cup right before Roland Garros, losing there to eventual champion Shymanovich. And she's playing in her home country this week. So, not an easy task for Ines; I hope she's ready for a good battle.

Jun 16th, 2014, 02:17 AM
Good luck Ines :cheer:

auntie janie
Jun 16th, 2014, 08:39 PM
As expected, a good battle from Ines unfortunately ending in a loss:

Katharina HOBGARSKI (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100167010) (GER) [2] def.Ines IBBOU (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100173438) (ALG) 7-6 6-4

No idea when or where she's playing next.

Jun 22nd, 2014, 05:16 PM
She withdrew from Roehampton and Wimbledon :sad:

auntie janie
Jun 26th, 2014, 10:59 PM
I know, and it's a shame, because it turned out she would have made the Wimbledon qualy draw. :( Maybe she thought she was too far down the alt. list? Or maybe she just decided to stick to clay: she's in the MD list for the G2 Biesterbos Open, Netherlands, next week. Hope she can go far there, while the top Jr. players are busy in London. :angel:

auntie janie
Jul 1st, 2014, 12:02 PM
Just discovered that Ines tried to play a 10K in Rome last week, but retired from her first match:

Tina Tehrani def. Ines Ibbou 4-3 Retired

No info on her Facebook page; no one seems to be keeping that up any more. But she's not in the Biesterbos draw, though she never appeared on their withdrawal list. Sure hope it's not a serious injury.

Jul 6th, 2014, 06:25 PM
Hope Ines is okay :hug:

auntie janie
Jul 7th, 2014, 08:56 PM
Apparently she's okay, because she's in the draw in the Getxo, Spain 10K this week. :) She starts off against 7-seed Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers of Spain.

Back to the Juniors next week, to play the G1 "Simacek ITF Junior Open" in Linz, where she'll be in the MD -- if she plays.

auntie janie
Jul 8th, 2014, 07:55 PM
Ines fought back from a bad start, but fell in 3 sets: Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers def. Ines Ibbou 61 36 63

I think it's great she keeps trying these 10Ks; no point in leaving it too late to learn the big difference between the pros, even the 10K pros, and the juniors.

I hope she'll play that junior event in Linz next week, but that won't be easy, either; currently, she's the lowest-ranked player in the main draw field. Good luck to her!

Jul 10th, 2014, 12:19 AM
Good try! We have to keep remembering that Ines is still very young (at least I do!). It's good for her to get the experience and to push a Spaniard on clay while facing they older, stronger, more experienced girls :)

Jul 12th, 2014, 09:41 PM
Ines is entered in the Youth Olympics in Nanjing from August 17-24!

auntie janie
Jul 14th, 2014, 10:06 PM
Good for her! She's really getting around the world this year. But I guess this means she's not traveling to the US for USO qualies, so that's the down side. :(

Here's her section of the draw in this week's G1 in Linz (clay):

(8/wc)Maia Lumsden (GBR) v Bye
(wc)Anna Kraus (AUT) v Ines Ibbou (ALG)
Anastasiya Fedoryshyn (UKR) v (Q)Federica Bilardo (ITA)
(9)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) v Bye

auntie janie
Jul 16th, 2014, 02:13 PM

R1: Ines Ibbou (ALG) d. (wc)Anna Kraus (AUT) 61 60
R2: Maia Lumsden (GBR) d. Ines Ibbou (ALG) 63 26 41 (ret.) :(

Jul 16th, 2014, 03:55 PM
Looks like she's not okay :sad:

auntie janie
Jul 26th, 2014, 12:51 AM
Ines has pulled out of several 10K events, as well as the Grade 3 Swiss Junior Trophy event. I hope that, whatever is wrong, she's getting the best treatment, and the rest she needs before those Youth Olympic Games. I think she was over-scheduled anyway, so a trip home to recharge the batteries might be exactly what she needs.

Only if she withdraws from the YOG will I really start to get worried.