Monday, 8 June 2009

Spotlight On ... Naomi Broady

Currently ranked # 365 in the world (a few places below her career high ranking), Naomi Broady qualified for WTA Birmingham this week with wins over the higher ranked Meng Yuan and Abigail Spears. The British teenager is noted for her big serve and possesses a game that is well suited to the grass courts.

Prior to Birmingham, Naomi's tennis has been confined largely to the ITF circuit. She has won one ITF singles title so far in 2009 (the first of her career so far), and one ITF doubles titles (three in her career so far). Her sole career ITF title came in Grenoble (France) on a hard court, where she won the title without dropping a set, beating 5th seed Galanina Varvina and top seed Youlia Fedossova en route. Elsewhere on the ITF circuit, her other best results of 2009 have been a semi-final showing in Bath and quarter-finals in Glasgow, Sibenik, Hvar and Bol. The latter three results were on clay. In the week before qualifying for Birmingham, Naomi lost to # 99 Maria Elena Camerin in two tight sets in the first round of an ITF event in Nottingham.

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