What an amazing talent Sharipova is! She's just 15 years of age but already ranked 376 on WTA! Too bad, Ulrikke had to draw such a good player in 1st round A good effort from Ulrikke though. Good luck in doubles!
Ulrikke has a new career high ranking in singles: 697!
She has moved up 123 positions since last week (thanks to her 10K title in Finland). Congratulations
Next tournaments (?):
*23 Aug to 29 Aug 2010 - $100,000+H Bronx, NY, USA (Hard)* (see note below)
30 Aug to 05 Sep 2010 - $10,000 Mollerusa, Spain (Hard)
*Ulrikke is on the alternate list for 100K Bronx but probably needs a wild card to get into the main draw. This tournament is just one week before US Open and it has a very strong entry list (in the same class as WTA 220K events)! And since this tournament has no qualification, it seems unlikely that we'll see Ulrikke here (she's alternate #37 atm).
Good question! Helene Auensen was runner up at the Norwegian Championships last year (which Ulrikke won). Auensen has not retired but she has had some serious injuries and surgery which have stopped her career for a while. She's still training, and she has not given up all hope for a comeback. It may take a while though, and she has said that we definetely won't see her on the court until 2011.
Last edited by angliru : Aug 23rd, 2010 at 04:24 PM.