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Natash. Jan 21st, 2008 05:53 AM

Lesley Kerkhove
 
:wavey:

Hello! I finally remembered the name of this player I saw in the Orange Bowl last year :lol: :spit:

Her name is Lesley Kerkhove. I was pretty impressed from what I saw. Big groundstrokes and a big serve. Needs a bit of consistency. I don't really know what potential she has but didn't see a cheering thread for her so here it is! :hearts:



More pics here:

http://www.lesleykerkhove.nl/

Lucyxx Jan 21st, 2008 06:50 AM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
As you can see on her site, she's rubbed elbows with many in the tennis world. (Mostly in Dutch tennis circles)

Few LESLEY KERKHOVE notes:

- Made a good impression on Dutch #1 Michaella Krajicek.

- Admires Roger Federer of ATP Tour.

- Admires Ana Ivanovic of WTA Tour.


My portion of introducing her can only go as far as words on your screen.

Those budding fans out there of Lesley must delve onto her website and browse the albums, agendas, photos, videos, etc.

Might I recommend viewing this. (Will certainly draw interest from Russian parties with such music :dance:)

Natash. Jan 21st, 2008 03:57 PM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
After the Aussie Open Juniors, she has nothing scheduled until March.


*hingis_forever* Jan 21st, 2008 08:47 PM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
WOW! She's beautiful! :hearts: I'll be looking out for her in the future even though I will be cheering for Jade Curtis tonight! ;)

Mommiej Jan 21st, 2008 11:15 PM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
Lesley won 6-3, 6-1 against Jade Curtis, now in 3rd round against Pavlyuchenkova.

Natash. Jan 21st, 2008 11:49 PM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
Great win Lesley! :eek: Tough match against Nastya but just give it your all

Elwin. Jan 22nd, 2008 11:47 AM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
Lesley :banana: Good luck against Pavlyuchenkova

Gerben Jan 22nd, 2008 11:53 AM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
Nice win! Little chance to beat Pavlyuchenkova I'm afraid, but good luck!

..ikke.. Jan 22nd, 2008 12:46 PM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
Great win!! :D
Next round will be very though

sander-tennis Jan 22nd, 2008 04:01 PM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
I play at the same club as Lesley does. And I have the same coach as Lesley.
In Holland she really is a big upcoming talent and I wish her all the goods!
Lesley, if you see this...good luck! (again) and I'll soon visit one of your matches.

:wavey:Sander

DutchieGirl Jan 22nd, 2008 09:39 PM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
She was watching Rus' first round match at AO juniors. I really thought she was older than 16 already - I've seen her name around a bit. Nice to see she's doing well though - god knows, NL need some up and coming players (on both sides of tennis). ;)

Natash. Jan 23rd, 2008 12:46 AM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DutchieGirl (Post 12371721)
She was watching Rus' first round match at AO juniors. I really thought she was older than 16 already - I've seen her name around a bit. Nice to see she's doing well though - god knows, NL need some up and coming players (on both sides of tennis). ;)

:lol: :)

Well, she lost to Nastya P. Was up a break in each set. Good fight though :)

7-6 6-3

Gerben Jan 23rd, 2008 01:35 AM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
:sad: But good tournament!

DutchieGirl Jan 23rd, 2008 06:00 AM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
Yeah, she lost, but she fought well (judging from the score). That's not such a shame. She did lose to the top see. :p

Dinkie Jan 24th, 2008 09:33 AM

Re: Lesley Kerkhove
 
Lesley has the same ITF ranking as Arantxa had this time last year and Lesley is one year younger. Hope she can progress this year like Arantxa did last year.
Last time I saw Lesley play was in 2005, at age 13. She was a smart player then. But what I understand from the match reports in Australia she has developed her game and is now quite a big hitter. Smart and big hitter sounds promising. She's one of the few Dutch junior players who gives 100% for tennis.


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