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All rather quiet with Gabi. Not been seen since exiting in R1 in the Woking 25K at the start of August.

With nothing to defend from Wimbledon through to November due to last year's unfortunate events this period looked a chance for some good rankings headway.

Anyone know anything? Hope to see her competing again soon.


 Cross posting from another thread: Something happened at Woking, but I've no idea what. Gabi had a close first round, 3 set loss against a good player, Diana Marcinkevica, but then withdrew from the first round of the doubles with Freya Christie (who also hasn't been back since), and then withdrew from Chiswick the following week. And that has been that, Gabi hasn't been seen since.



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Even BBC have noticed Gabi's recent exploits : http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/43217553

I couldn't find the Radio Solent original program cited in the above page though (I didn't look very hard)



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Ah, clearly Gabi missed a few months in the second half of last year. But I hadn't actually heard / read before that it was glandular fever.

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indiana wrote:

Ah, clearly Gabi missed a few months in the second half of last year. But I hadn't actually heard / read before that it was glandular fever.


No, me netiher. Makes the form even more remarkable, given the way other players have struggled after glandular fever: Heather, Christina McHale, Robin Soderling etc.



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I wasn't aware of the pedigree of her coach. Pretty impressive - great guy to have in your corner and it's clearly working.



-- Edited by LordBrownof on Wednesday 28th of February 2018 01:17:55 AM

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LordBrownof wrote:

I wasn't aware of her the pedigree of her coach. Pretty impressive - great guy to have in your corner and it's clearly working.


Yes, absolutely.

Spain and the Spanish approach obviously really suits her.



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LordBrownof wrote:

I wasn't aware of her the pedigree of her coach. Pretty impressive - great guy to have in your corner and it's clearly working.


Yes, absolutely.

Spain and the Spanish approach obviously really suits her.


Yes, I agree, that's what raised my eyebrows too... and the timing. She only started working with them in November, after recovering from the glandular fever... and won her 1st 25k tournament back a month later... and now another two within another two months. That's an extremely rapid pay off. She seems very comfortable playing right now, let's hope the partnership continues to flourish.



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Whats impressive about Gaby for me is the two illness setbacks shes had and the way she seems to have handled it. She also seems very composed for her age and doesnt have the bottle crash finish line yips weve seen from the likes of Heather, Jo, Laura and Katie B over the couple of years. Wouldnt be surprised to see her as GB number 1 by end of the decade.

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I think Jo may hang on until the end of the decade but I agree she is in it to win it.

Welcome back Jaggy the board had lurched to the far right in your absence, lots of support for the grammar school educated lying down winter olympians which is a whole body position more obscure than the sitting down sports in which our public school educated lottery funded summer athletes harvest their medals, and of course lurid discussions about the weather in Scotland in your absence. It is cold. I think even Indy wears his pyjamas under his onezy during february.

The odd bit of doubles banter but to be fair to Luke Bambridge he was worth listening to and indeed his interview with Mike C a highlight.





-- Edited by Oakland2002 on Wednesday 28th of February 2018 06:02:17 AM

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In the still relatively early race positions ( though still plenty time in which to secure three 25K titles ) Gabi will be GB #2 on Monday.

1. Konta 331
2. Taylor 165
3. Watson 158
4. Broady 126
5. Dunne 106



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If being featured on the BBC wasn't enough, Gabi's only gone and won my blog's first ever Player of the Month! Thanks to everyone who voted - almost 200 of you submitted your fave! Can't wait for March to see what that brings! :)

thebigracket.org/2018/02/28/taylor-wins-gb-player-of-the-month-for-february/

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Brilliant to see young Gabi, only 19, into the top 200

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79 in the YTD Race to Singapore - ahead of both Naomi and Heather!
We have 4 in the top 100 {Jo, Gabi, Hev, Naomi}, & Katy Dunne additionally at 118

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Happy 20th birthday to Gabby, from someone with the same birthday...but a bit older unfortunately cry



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Happy 20th birthday Gabi.
And happy 23rd birthday then, to Priesty

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