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janko Sep 24th, 2006 05:41 PM

Olivia SANCHEZ
 
Born 17th november 1982

after an average junior career, Olivia started to play well at age 20, most of the time on clay and in Europe, she reached her best ranking in 2003 at #260 but injuries in 2004 and 2005 had stopped her from playing tennis

She came back in may and reached the final in Vic. That was the beginning of her resurection, in less than 5 months she has lived her best season so far with impressive runs in french itf's (10K, 25K, 50K and 75K!, if there were a ranking only for french tournaments she would be #1 by far!! :worship: )

So far she has collected 32 wins for only 7 defeats :worship:

After her 2nd title of the year and most important of career today in Madrid, I hope she will build on it and break into the top 200 before the end of the year

You can find interviews and extracts from her matches on the official Denain tournament website, from what I saw before and on this site, Olivia is a classic baseliner with forehand as her best weapon, she doesn't seem to be the most charismatic or sympathetic player, maybe she's shy, but her 2006 run has been impressive, reminds me of Céline Beigbeder who came from nowhere in 2001 to reach the top 100

I hope Olivia will try to travel to other countries in 2007, because she's visited 5 so far (Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Belgium and France, but that can be explained by the fact she doesn't have sponsors to help her travelling all year, hope she will have one soon)

Congrats for your best title Olivia, do well in your last tournaments, crack the top 200 and come back strong to play AO qualies in 2007! ;)

janko Sep 24th, 2006 05:43 PM

Olivia's 2006 results (from wta site)

VIC See all VIC Results for SANCHEZ

ST, SPAIN, May 7, 2006, $ 10,000 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 32M/8Q/16D, Rank: 671, Seed/Entry: 7
Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R32 H2H PARASYUK, YULIA RUS
755 W 6-4 6-3
R16 H2H ALVAREZ TERAN, MARIA FERNANDA BOL
1003 W 6-4 7-6(4)
Q H2H (Q) THORPE, LAURA FRA
866 W 6-1 1-6 7-5
S H2H (2) FERNANDEZ-BRUGUES, EVA ESP
491 W 6-0 7-6(2)
F H2H (Q) SANCHEZ GARCIA, NURIA ESP
L 6-2 7-6(8)
WTA Championship Pts: 0 WTA Ranking Pts.: 4

SAINT GAUDENS See all SAINT GAUDENS Results for SANCHEZ

ST, FRANCE, May 21, 2006, $ 50,000 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D, Rank: 631, Seed/Entry: /Q
Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
Q- R32 H2H (6) LAURENDON, ANAIS FRA
467 W 7-5 6-0
Q- R16 H2H COUTURIER, KELLY FRA
1368 W 6-3 6-3
Q- Q H2H MEKEL, LEONIE MA. ELISABETH NED
545 W 6-4 2-6 6-1
R32 H2H (L) MEKEL, LEONIE MA. ELISABETH NED
545 W 6-2 6-2
R16 H2H (5) POUTCHEK, TATIANA BLR
135 W 6-1 1-6 7-5
Q H2H ABRAMOVIC, IVANA CRO
194 L 7-6(2) 7-5
WTA Championship Pts: 0 WTA Ranking Pts.: 8

MARSEILLE See all MARSEILLE Results for SANCHEZ

ST, FRANCE, June 19, 2006, $ 50,000 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D, Rank: 562, Seed/Entry: W
Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R32 H2H (8) BOHMOVA, KATERINA CZE
107 W 6-3 6-2
R16 H2H JOHANSSON, MATHILDE CHAPELIER FRA
137 W 6-2 2-1 ret.
Q H2H (1) BYCHKOVA, EKATERINA RUS
88 L 6-1 7-6(4)
WTA Championship Pts: 0 WTA Ranking Pts.: 12

MONTPELLIER See all MONTPELLIER Results for SANCHEZ

ST, FRANCE, June 25, 2006, $ 10,000 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 32M/8Q/16D, Rank: 469, Seed/Entry: 5
Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R32 H2H SOLOMKO, ANASTASIYA KAZ
1355 W 6-1 6-1
R16 H2H TEIX, BERENGERE FRA
790 W 6-2 1-6 6-4
Q H2H KURYANOVICH, IRYNA BLR
477 W 7-5 6-2
S H2H (W) RADOVANOVIC, GRACIA FRA
W 6-1 6-3
F H2H VONGSOUTHI, STEPHANIE FRA
806 W 6-7(6) 6-0 6-0
WTA Championship Pts: 0 WTA Ranking Pts.: 6

MONT-DE-MARSAN See all MONT-DE-MARSAN Results for SANCHEZ

ST, FRANCE, July 9, 2006, $ 25,000 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D, Rank: 474, Seed/Entry: 4/Q
Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
Q- R32 H2H PIQUION, NATHALIE AGNES FRA
928 W 6-2 6-4
Q- R16 H2H (14) MRAZ, KARLA FRA
627 W 6-4 6-2
R32 H2H (Q) LEFEVRE, SOPHIE FRA
503 W 6-3 7-5
R16 H2H (1) AMANMURADOVA, AKGUL UZB
176 W 6-2 6-4
Q H2H (Q) EVTIMOVA, DIA BUL
438 W 6-1 6-3
S H2H OLARU, IOANA RALUCA ROM
382 L 6-0 4-2 ret.
WTA Championship Pts: 0 WTA Ranking Pts.: 12

VITTEL See all VITTEL Results for SANCHEZ

ST, FRANCE, July 23, 2006, $ 50,000 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D, Rank: 379, Seed/Entry: W
Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R32 H2H (8) HRADECKA, LUCIE CZE
155 W 6-4 6-2
R16 H2H PASTIKOVA, MICHAELA CZE
169 W 6-7(11) 6-4 7-6(8)
Q H2H JOHANSSON, MATHILDE CHAPELIER FRA
171 W 6-2 6-0
S H2H (3) BEYGELZIMER, YULIA UKR
120 W 6-2 6-3
F H2H (1) GAJDOSOVA, JARMILA SVK
96 L 6-4 6-0
WTA Championship Pts: 0 WTA Ranking Pts.: 24

DENAIN See all DENAIN Results for SANCHEZ

ST, FRANCE, September 10, 2006, $ 75,000 , CLAY (O)
Draw: 32M/32Q/16D, Rank: 311, Seed/Entry: W
Rnd Opponent Rank W/L Score
R32 H2H (3) BOHMOVA, KATERINA CZE
110 W 2-6 7-6(5) 6-2
R16 H2H SCHIECHTL, TINA KATHRIN AUT
252 W 6-4 6-3
Q H2H WOERLE, KATHRIN GER
159 W 6-4 6-2
S H2H (2) FORETZ, STEPHANIE FRA
101 L 4-3 ret.
WTA Championship Pts: 0 WTA Ranking Pts.: 24

janko Sep 24th, 2006 05:50 PM

Madrid (18th to 24th september, 25 000 $, clay)

1st round : W Ana Salas Lozano 62 62
2nd round : W Ana Timotic (8) : 16 63 61
¼ : W Sorana Cirstea : 63 64
½ : W Silvia Soler Espinosa : 26 63 76 (5)
F : W Katie O’Brien : 67 64 64

:worship: :bounce: :worship:

willrock Sep 25th, 2006 01:42 PM

Thank you very much Janko for creating this thread! :D
Yes I hope Olivia will play the qualies @ AO :rocker2:

leviathane Sep 26th, 2006 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willrock
Thank you very much Janko for creating this thread! :D
Yes I hope Olivia will play the qualies @ AO :rocker2:

Do you know the "minimal" ranking to play the qualies in Melbourne ?

nouf Sep 29th, 2006 06:40 AM


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janko Oct 1st, 2006 12:52 AM

Olivia will play her very first wta tournament in the MD in Tashkent thanks to the feed up she got with her final in Vittel, she will face Alberta Brianti

Outside France and not on clay! rapid change! Good luck!

willrock Oct 1st, 2006 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leviathane
Do you know the "minimal" ranking to play the qualies in Melbourne ?

In the top 200 IMO but I don't know exactly, it depends...

willrock Oct 1st, 2006 09:56 AM

Yeah Good luck Olivia :D
First WTA main draw for her?

FrenchY52 Oct 1st, 2006 02:37 PM

Yeah, the first one !

leviathane Oct 3rd, 2006 12:28 PM

First win for Olivia Sanchez in WTA Tour :worship: She defeats Brianti 7-6 7-6
Congrats Olivia

FrenchY52 Oct 3rd, 2006 07:20 PM

Well done!

FrenchY52 Oct 5th, 2006 06:58 PM

She lost against Poutchkova in the 2nd round 7-6 6-1. :(
Anyway she lost her 1st match in a Wta tourney in her first tournament. Good luck for the end of the season

janko Oct 6th, 2006 10:01 PM

Olivia with P. Parmentier and S. Dubois at Tashkent welcome party : http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2...Event=tashkent

Iceland Jan 11th, 2007 04:17 AM

Re: Olivia SANCHEZ
 
She is unobtrusive but efficient.
She defeated Lilia Osterloh 61 62 at the AO.:eek:


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