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Apr 17th, 2015 02:40 PM
neospecialist
Re: Ofri Lankri

Ofri is back playing tennis again. She plays tomorrow in the semi-finals at a $10,000 ITF in Heraklion,Greece.
Jan 8th, 2014 06:11 PM
neospecialist
Re: Ofri Lankri

Quote:
Originally Posted by Archer16 View Post
Shortly after that last post mid-2012 Lankri quit tennis while at her peak ranking of #545.

Two weeks ago she was the surprise package of a listless Israeli Championship, making the finals (beating Shlomo in the semis) from qualies after a year without playing, and giving Glushko a run for her money for at least a set there.

Afterwards, there was a very interesting interview with her in "Ha'aretz", titled:
"What prevented you from being like Shahar Peer?"
"Money"


http://www.haaretz.co.il/sport/tapin...mium-1.2197275
I'll translate the entire piece if anyone's interested.
I did read the article in English and frankly she merely stated the obvious about money and tennis. One could argue that Glushko was suffering from the same dilemma as she was struggling to rise up in the ranks towards the top 100.
Even in wealthier countries like the USA, support is usually limited to the most "promising" of players and without a wealthy private source it is tough to get through the developing years.
Jan 8th, 2014 01:25 AM
Archer16
Re: Ofri Lankri

Shortly after that last post mid-2012 Lankri quit tennis while at her peak ranking of #545.

Two weeks ago she was the surprise package of a listless Israeli Championship, making the finals (beating Shlomo in the semis) from qualies after a year without playing, and giving Glushko a run for her money for at least a set there.

Afterwards, there was a very interesting interview with her in "Ha'aretz", titled:
"What prevented you from being like Shahar Peer?"
"Money"


http://www.haaretz.co.il/sport/tapin...mium-1.2197275
I'll translate the entire piece if anyone's interested.
Jun 11th, 2012 06:21 PM
shirgan
Re: Ofri Lankri

After her win in Israel is counted Ofri enters the top 600, and reaches up to #547.
Next couple of weeks she will have a couple of points more due to her qualifying in two 25ks
May 27th, 2012 05:53 AM
ronim1
Re: Ofri Lankri

Quote:
Originally Posted by Archer16 View Post
I'll make an exception and reply to a bold post of yours

Yeah it will be a surprise if Lankri ever makes it to the top 200 but I hope she'll at least give it a go for a full season like Keren does (and most Israelis at that level never did, e.g. Astrugo ).
And for the record, there have been cases of players who did nothing until they were 25 and then broke into the top 100, like Bammer (who was even top 20) and Barrois. And we don't even have to look outside: Tzipi (though hovering around #150-200 for much of her twenties) is probably the oldest ever top-100 debutant at age 34.

Bottom line is give the girl more time to play before you send her home.
I totally agree
May 26th, 2012 09:17 PM
Archer16
Re: Ofri Lankri

I'll make an exception and reply to a bold post of yours

Yeah it will be a surprise if Lankri ever makes it to the top 200 but I hope she'll at least give it a go for a full season like Keren does (and most Israelis at that level never did, e.g. Astrugo ).
And for the record, there have been cases of players who did nothing until they were 25 and then broke into the top 100, like Bammer (who was even top 20) and Barrois. And we don't even have to look outside: Tzipi (though hovering around #150-200 for much of her twenties) is probably the oldest ever top-100 debutant at age 34.

Bottom line is give the girl more time to play before you send her home.
May 26th, 2012 08:00 PM
Israel
Re: Ofri Lankri

When Shahar Peer was 20 she reached a GS QF... I don't see Lankri going anywhere, except home sooner or later.
May 26th, 2012 11:29 AM
shirgan
Re: Ofri Lankri

Ofri wins another 10k, this time in Israel (Raanana)

1R: Ofri LANKRI (ISR) [2] 6-1 6-3 Vladyslava ZANOSIYENKO (UKR)
2R: Ofri LANKRI (ISR) [2] 6-0 7-6(4) Lee LEVY (ISR)
QF: Ofri LANKRI (ISR) [2] 6-2 6-4 Saray STERENBACH (ISR)
SF: Ofri LANKRI (ISR) [2] 3-6 6-3 7-6(4) Valeria PATIUK (ISR) [4]
F: Ofri LANKRI (ISR) [2] 6-0 6-1 Despoina VOGASARI (GRE) [8]

May 12th, 2012 12:00 AM
shirgan
Re: Ofri Lankri

After that first bad result,
She rounded up some points, reaching the 2nd round and the QFs in 10ks in Turkey, and this Monday she's expected to reach a new high ranking of about #600
Apr 18th, 2012 12:40 AM
Archer16
Re: Ofri Lankri

Finally playing her first match of the year (still don't know what was the inactivity cause), in a 10K in Antalya, she took a total of one game off a 24 y.o. German player ranked #455.

She'll scheduled to play a couple more 10Ks there over the next two weeks, so hopefully she'll shake off the rust and do better in those.
Oct 10th, 2011 01:16 AM
shirgan
Re: Ofri Lankri

Another improvement in her rankings, without playing: #637
Oct 3rd, 2011 05:30 AM
shirgan
Re: Ofri Lankri

new rankings, new record #647
Sep 26th, 2011 06:15 AM
shirgan
Re: Ofri Lankri

Ofri finally crosses the 700 mark and reaches her highest rank ever #654
Sep 19th, 2011 01:17 AM
shirgan
Re: Ofri Lankri

Ofri loses in the final.
Ximena HERMOSO (MEX) (1) defeated Ofri LANKRI (ISR) (5) 4-6 6-4 6-2

Out of 4 finals she has reached so far in her career, she only won 1, and when she loses it's always a 3 setter or a close score.
Sep 17th, 2011 01:54 PM
shirgan
Re: Ofri Lankri

Lankri reached another final this week in another 10k in Greece
Ofri LANKRI (ISR) (5) defeated Stephanie SCIMONE (ITA) (3) 6-3 6-2

In the final she will play against the first seed Ximena HERMOSO (MEX)
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