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Jelena was a true prospect a while back and Bolleteri mentioned her in his book "My Aces, My Faults." She then was involved in a car accident and went to college at Fresno State and graduated this year. She is now playing in some 10K's and just won Fort Worth, Texas (USA) today. She is 19-2 this year so far.



Lets go Jelena!
 
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go Jelena!! How old is she?
 

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Bravo Jelena!!!
 

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She just won again, another 10K, in Edmond, Oklahoma. :) And now she will enter the rankings. :banana: At this rate she'll be climbing fast, which will make it a lot easier to get into higher-level tournaments, which she is clearly ready for right now.
 

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Keep going Jelena!!!
 

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According to Eggy's ranking chart, Jelena will enter the rankings next week at around #675. Not a bad start at all -- if you can only get into 10K's, because you have no rank, it really helps to go ahead and WIN them. :yeah: Well done, Jelena! :hatoff:
 

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Jelena is in the rankings! :banana: With just four events played -- all 10K's -- she's #668. I hope she'll be playing a lot more this summer, get that ranking up so she can enter bigger events. Best of luck to her for the rest of the season. :)
 

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She just won 10K Witchita over Gaby Paz. I just asked her about the match. Jelena won 6-4,6-4
 

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oh and she won as a qualifier (top seed in qualies), making her record this year a nice 22-2 with 3 ITF titles this year
 

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Bravo Jele!!!
 

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She was so good even when she was very young. A friend of me (male) practiced with her once and he threw in a superb slice deep into the court and I thought "what is she going to do with THAT?!" and she just went on her knees and whacked it down the line like it was nothing for her:lol:

Her father does the courts at my homeclub in leverkusen, she used to play here before she went to America.
 

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she won again this week. her last two matches were really impressive because she beat two players i've actually heard of easily :p
she's committed to the challenger in the bronx next week but is the 33rd alternate for qualifying so she'll need a wc :(
 

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How far up can she go? I think she's at least top 200 material.
 

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:D i didn't think she'd get one cause she's not american. i guess playing in college helped ;)
i hope she can qualify, i don't really know what to expect
 

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I don't know what to expect, either, but it'll be fun to see her go up against a better level of competition. Good for the Bronx TDs for giving her this chance; she really deserves it. Time to bust out of 10K-world!
 
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