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Aug 29th, 2013 10:30 PM
Archer16
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

By making the 3rd round of the US Open (something only achieved in the past by Anna and Shahar), Glushko will become the 5th to enter the top 100.
Jun 10th, 2013 01:34 AM
Archer16
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

Her second slam MD sends Glushko to the #5 spot on this list. She has a long way to go if she is to move any further, though...
Khazaniuk also sets a CH, breaks the top 400 and the top 20 of this Israeli all-time list.
Ekaterina Tour is close to be only the 8th player in a decade to make the list (edit 17/6: Tour is in the top 600).
Jun 4th, 2013 11:26 AM
oren987
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

Thank you guys for updating!!
Jul 30th, 2012 03:56 AM
shirgan
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

A couple of updates:

Deniz Khazaniuk (445) {July 2012}
Ofri Lankri (545) {June 2012}
Apr 5th, 2012 11:43 PM
shirgan
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

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Originally Posted by Archer16 View Post
For some reason the WTA site now shows Khazaniuk's current ranking of #470 as a career high
Anyway I've been waiting for months now to announce the entry of two more players to the list, but they haven't played a match all year and it just isn't happening...
Yeah, I saw that. It's definitely a mistake since I wrote in real time (in her thread) that she already reached #467, so I'm sure #470 is not her highest ranking
Apr 5th, 2012 11:04 PM
Archer16
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

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Originally Posted by shirgan View Post
A couple of updates:

Keren Shlomo (367) {Apr 2012}
Deniz Khazaniuk (458) {Feb 2012}
For some reason the WTA site now shows Khazaniuk's current ranking of #470 as a career high
Anyway I've been waiting for months now to announce the entry of two more players to the list, but they haven't played a match all year and it just isn't happening...
Apr 5th, 2012 12:26 PM
Archer16
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

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Originally Posted by Deuce24 View Post
This is a neat topic, its interesting to look at this list and be reminded of some of the Israeli players who have done well in tennis. I would have loved to have seen Shahar make it into the top ten I know she was really close at one point in time and that would have been a great achievement. On an unrelated note who on earth organizes these forums Israel isn't in Europe lol.
Thanks.
Israel plays in the European zonal group, not the Asian one, and that is also the case in every other sport.
Apr 5th, 2012 04:01 AM
Deuce24
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

This is a neat topic, its interesting to look at this list and be reminded of some of the Israeli players who have done well in tennis. I would have loved to have seen Shahar make it into the top ten I know she was really close at one point in time and that would have been a great achievement. On an unrelated note who on earth organizes these forums Israel isn't in Europe lol.
Apr 4th, 2012 06:20 AM
shirgan
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

A couple of updates:

Keren Shlomo (367) {Apr 2012}
Deniz Khazaniuk (458) {Feb 2012}
Mar 23rd, 2011 09:18 PM
Archer16
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

The WTA site recently put all the YE rankings since 1975 on their site (no mid-season rankings pre-2001 available yet, unfortunately).
They can be found here: http://www.wtatennis.com/page/PressC...,12781,00.html

Therefore two players (who were the main reason for "more players should be on the list" remark above) are officially added: Orly Bialistotsky (#8 on the national all-time list) and Rakefet Binyamini (#11). The latter is rather stupidly misspelled Rafeket or Rafaket on various sources
Both put up some decent Fed Cup results in their short careers, both in Singles and Doubles. Bialistotsky had a win over a top-50 player (Dutch Marcella Mesker) in the '83 Consolation Round QF, which was probably the only one of its kind in Fed Cup until Smashnova beat Anne Kremer in 2000!
[Note: Hila Rosen beat 15 y.o. Kournikova in '97, shortly before she broke into the top 50.]

Year-end rankings of Israeli players before 1987:
1975: Peled #100 (as Peisachov).
1976: none.
1977: Peled #82.
1978: Peled #170.
1979-81: none.
1982: Bialistotsky #166, Binyamini #222.
1983: Bialistotsky #247, Binyamini #262.
1984-85: none.
1986: Berger #256 (also Sagit Doron and Sarit Shalev, but the 1986 list is the only incomplete one).

Peisachov-Peled's best year was by far 1974, making the 2R of both Wimbledon (96 draw) and US Open (64 draw) and winning her only tour title (in Kent), as well as narrowly losing another final (Hampstead). Unfortunately computer rankings were only introduced one year later.
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Originally Posted by Meteor Shower View Post
I wonder if she was good on grass.
I would like an israeli player that is actually good on grass.
She won back-to-back titles on grass in June that year (absolutely thumping an 18 y.o. Sue Barker in one of them). Both were held in Britain as warm-ups for Wimbledon. It seems to me that in today's terms one of them would be an International (formerly Tier III or IV), the other a big ITF.
Generally her best results came on grass, though it has to be said there were many more events on that surface in that era than there are today...
Feb 22nd, 2011 10:16 PM
Archer16
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

Glushko is the 9th Israeli player to enter the top 200.
Although she isn't even ranked yet (next week she will be), 14.5 y.o. Valeria Patiuk looks to be the only one with a chance to be the 10th...
Feb 2nd, 2011 06:03 AM
Archer16
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

After AO 2011:
Shahar misses a great chance to break into the top 10, makes a new NR at #11.
Following advancing a round at her slam qualies debut, Glushko jumps 28 more spots and finally makes the Israeli all-time top 10 (as implied above my list there are a few missing names, e.g. I found some publication, which I can't currently trace, that Rakefet Binyamini has a CH of #218 or so).
Jun 7th, 2010 04:59 PM
Archer16
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

Following the French Open, Shahar finally breaks the long standing national ranking record shared by Smashnova and herself, setting it on #14.
There is every reason to expect further improvements soon.
Sep 29th, 2008 04:44 AM
Archer16
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

Astrugo joins the list.
Glushko is already up to #15 all-time.
May 15th, 2008 10:25 PM
Archer16
Re: just for fun - Israeli all time greatest (all players to reach top600)

Another member has joined the list today (officially it will appear only in 11 days), and she is here to stay. Welcome Julia Glushko
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