She is on the rise! Number 76 in the world Beatriz Haddad Maia. One of the few high level female players from Brazil. She is lefty. She plays more of a counter-punching style based on being consistent. It appears she has more of a skill-set for constructing points on the clay.
Haddad Maia does not possess any big powerful weapons but she can slice her lefty serve and she can MAKE BALLS!
Also, the Brazilian male player MONTIERO plays pretty well, he is a lefty and a good clay court grinder with a pretty clean game (very spin spin).
Hurray for tennis! I hope that Beatriz Haddad Maia can keep winning and pull her ranking up into the top 50!!!
DJ ROBO BISCUIT
On this post I want to highlight some pro players who are good or cool who are much less famous than the players who always win titles and such. The Pro Tour is big and there are many players who are always battling to get inside the Top 100 and get fame/fortune.
CAGLA BUYUKAKCAY – is a Turkish tennis player. Currently 157 in the world on the WTA circuit. With a career high of 60 in the world. In 2016, she won the Istanbul Cup defeating Danka Kovinic in the finals.
IPEK SOYLU – is another Turkish tennis player. Currently 155 in the world. She has had success on the ITF circuit and in 2014 she won the US Open Girls doubles. Only 21 years old, so she still has time to make her WTA tour success.
SABINA SHARIPOVA – obviously her name is very similar to Maria’s. She is an Uzbek tennis player. She has won title on the ITF circuit.
JANG SU-JEONG – A south Korea player. Age 22. She has had ITF success. Currently 125 in the world.
BEATRIZ HADDAD MAIA – A 20 year old player from Brazil. Currently 108 in the world. She has won 2 doubles titles on the WTA tour. She appears to be “on the rise.”
ALEXANDER BUBLIK – he is a lesser known “young gun” only 19 years old from Russia and playing for Kazakhstan. He is talented and can win matches at the highest level.
MARIUS COPIL – Currently at a career high ranking of 90 in the world! Romania. One-handed backhand.
CASPER RUUD – 18 years old from Norway. He is another ATP young gun. He is currently a Yonex player.
The ATP and WTA is vast. Usually the light is always shown on players who make it to the semifinals of tournaments. I do my best to follow up and coming players to see if they are able to win just one match here and there and slowly pull the ranking up so they have the opportunity to actually play the real players. Real players being top 100 tennis players. On the ATP and the WTA, once you are top 100 then you are for real. If you are a pro player who is consistently top 80 in the world then you are making a good living. Sometimes, the lesser known players, in the course of one year they only have one or two notable wins. It is a grind!
I hope my post can bring a little more light to some of the lesser known players on the tour.
Thank you! DJ ROBO BISCUIT