Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: ATHENS GR
***Greek Watch*** October POTM - Despina Papamichail!
I think we should have one like other nations do
Here it is:
Player, Age, Birthplace. Current Rank/2009 Rank/2008 Rank CHR: Career High Rank
1. Eleni Daniilidou
, 27, Hania. 189/161/149 CHR: 14
Best 2008 Results: W WTA Hobart, R3 WTA Indian Wells
Best 2009 Results: F 100K+H Greece, F 75K USA, F 25K Belgium
Best 2010 Results So Far: R1 Wimbledon (as a qualifier)
Best Slam Result: R16 WI 2002, AO 2003, USO 2004
WTA(5): 2008 Hobart, 2006 Seoul, 2004 Auckland, 2003 Auckland, 2002 Rosmalen
ITF(8): 2001 25K Italy, 2001 75K+H UAW, 2000 10K Greece, 1999 25K Greece, 1998 10K Greece I, 1998 10K Greece II, 1998 10K Turkey, 1998 10K Great Britain
Career Prize Money: $2,213,466
Why We Should Watch: Former world number 14 looking to get back on track after a serious knee injury and slump.
2. Anna Gerasimou
, 22, Kavala. 228/219/218 CHR: 200
Best 2008 Results: W 25K Spain, F 25K France, F 25K Turkey, SF 25K Spain, SF 25K Turkey, QF 50K+H Lebanon, QF 50K Greece
Best 2009 Results: W 25K France, F 25K Nigeria I, SF 25K Nigeria II
Best 2010 Results So Far: F 25K China, QF 50K China, R1 WTA Pattaya City (as a qualifier), R1 WTA Kuala Lumpur (as a qualifier)
Best Slam Result: QR1 FO 2009 and WI 2009
ITF(7): 2009 25K France, 2008 25K Spain, 2007 25K France, 2007 10K Israel, 2006 10K Greece I, 2006 10K Greece II, 2006 10K Turkey
Career Prize Money: $84,662
Why We Should Watch: Former European U16 #1 trying to breakthrough on the WTA Tour.
3. Eirini Georgatou
, 20, Athens. 231/271/618 CHR: 207
Best 2008 Results: W 10K Greece, F 10K Israel I, F 10K Israel II
Best 2009 Results: W 25K Uzbekistan, W 10K Turkey I, W 10K Turkey II, SF 25K Uzbekistan, SF 25K Spain
Best 2010 Results So Far: W 25K Uzbekistan, SF 25K Uzbekistan I, SF 25K Uzbekistan II, SF 25K Turkey, R2 100K+H South Africa
ITF(5): 2010 25K Uzbekistan, 2009 25K Uzbekistan, 2009 10K Turkey I, 2009 10K Turkey II, 2008 10K Greece
Career Prize Money: $37,177
Why We Should Watch: ITF Feautred player for April 2009 is trying to continue her success on the challenger tour.
4. Stamatia Fafaliou
, 23, ?. 849/869/574 CHR: 557
Best 2008 Results: QF 10K 5x, QR2 WTA Pattaya City
Best 2009 Results: R2 10K 6x
Best 2010 Results So Far: R2 10K Romania, QR2 WTA Fes
Career Prize Money: $18,229
Why We Should Watch: Talented player looking to break out of a huge slump.
5. Despina Papamichail
, 17, Preveza. 953/992/1017 CHR: 917
Best 2008 Results: QF 10K Greece, QF 10K Tunisia
Best 2009 Results: R16 10K 5x
Best 2010 Results So Far: SF 10K Portugal, QF 10K Portugal I, QF 10K Portugal II
Career Prize Money: $5,348
Why We Should Watch: This girl is by far the best Greek junior and after cracking the top 50 in the ITF Junior rankings, she is now focusing on professional events. Next Stop: WTA Top 750!
6. Afroditi Latinopoulou
, 19, ?. NR/NR/NR CHR: NR
Best 2009 Result: R2 10K Greece
Best 2010 Results So Far: R1 10K Egypt (as a qualifier), R1 10K Turkey (as a qualifier)
Career Prize Money: $3,497
Why We Should Watch: This girl doesn't play much, but when she does she's really hard to beat. She is now done with high school, and she said that when she's done with high school that she'll play more tournaments, so she may burst on to the scene shortly.
7. Eleni Kordolaimi
, 17, Lamia. NR/NR/NR CHR: NR
Career Prize Money: $1,011
Why We Should Watch: Eleni hasn't played in over a year unfotunately due to a serious injury. In 2008, it looked like she might end the year with a WTA ranking (she'd be in it if she played on more tournament where she got points, because she had enough points, but only played two tournaments. Eleni is very powerful, and at 15 was able to easily serve over 100 mph! She's now training at an academy in Germany where Djokovic trained, and she will be back as soon as she is healthy again.
8. Evagelia Roussi
, 31, ?. NR/NR/NR CHR: 433
Career Prize Money: $14,565
Why We Should Watch: At once this girl seemed promising. She disappeared for a few years but cam back last Fall for the Greek ITF's. Chances are that she'll come back this year, and maybe she'll surprise us.
9. Eleni Konstantinidou
, 16, Thessaloniki. NR/NR/NR CHR: NR
Career Prize Money: $505
Why We Should Watch: Star in the making. Reached the QF's of European U16 Championships last year. Has won multiple ITF Juniors titles and is in the junior top 200.
10. Maria Sakkari
, 14, Athens. NR/NR/NR CHR: NR
Why We Should Watch: Is the #1 Greek U16 in the ITF junior rankings by far, and is only 14 years old!
__________________Eleni DaniilidouVenus. Ivanovic. Pavlyuchenkova. Halep. Cornet.
Wickmayer. Flipkens. Azarenka. Cirstea. Lisicki.
Paszek. Vesnina. Vaidisova. Krajicek. Stephens.
Pironkova. Begu. Tatishvili. McHale. Vandeweghe.
Grammatikopoulou ~ Papamichail ~ Sakkari
I'm obsessed with the Greek players. Deal with it.
Last edited by hellas719 : Jun 25th, 2010 at 11:04 PM.