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Eliz Maloney


High time we had an Eliz thread.

As I have just posted in the W100 Shrewsbury thread following her ground out 3 set L16 win over (7) Misaki Doi WR 150:

Super by Eliz.

Last week's Shrewsbury SF and now this W100 QF sees her up from WR 500 to live 389!

Yesterday's doubles R1 win with Lauryn also sees her into the doubles top 400.

Been on the general rise for a while now but seemed rather under the radar. Much more of this and she will deservedly be much more in the spotlight.



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Brilliant from Eliz!! Well done biggrin



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Great thinking, Indy - I was hoping someone would - I thought I'd done too many....

As background, Eliz is Turkish Cypriot by birth and background

Her full name is Eliz Maloney Yorganc, and she's always in the Cypriot newspapers

I think she moved over to the UK at age 10 or so, just to pursue tennis (but I'm not 100% sure)

The LTA seemed to support her, and her connection with Joe Durie is long-standing.





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I've been noticing that I've had to include her on my Twitter lists of new career highs almost every week for ages now - I thought she was going to keep creeping up and try to beat the (unrecorded) record for the most weeks hitting new career highs in a career, by getting the odd extra point or two each week or benefiting from others losing their points from previous years but she seems to have now gone into overdrive, to put it very mildly biggrin



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And Eliz is confirmed at WTA 389 - a huge jump of 111 places

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Coup Droit wrote:

Great thinking, Indy - I was hoping someone would - I thought I'd done too many....

As background, Eliz is Turkish Cypriot by birth and background

Her full name is Eliz Maloney Yorganc, and she's always in the Cypriot newspapers

I think she moved over to the UK at age 10 or so, just to pursue tennis (but I'm not 100% sure)

The LTA seemed to support her, and her connection with Joe Durie is long-standing.




 With a name like Maloney I assumed her background was Irish.



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dodrade wrote:
Coup Droit wrote:

Great thinking, Indy - I was hoping someone would - I thought I'd done too many....

As background, Eliz is Turkish Cypriot by birth and background

Her full name is Eliz Maloney Yorganc, and she's always in the Cypriot newspapers

I think she moved over to the UK at age 10 or so, just to pursue tennis (but I'm not 100% sure)

The LTA seemed to support her, and her connection with Joe Durie is long-standing.




 With a name like Maloney I assumed her background was Irish.


 Well, I guess one does not exclude the other - one can have Turkish AND Irish background  

But I think her Turkish Cypriot ties are stronger, as in that's where she was born, and lived, and her mother (lkay Yorganc) is always in her interviews whereas I've never seen an interview mention her father (although I might have missed it)



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Coup Droit wrote:
dodrade wrote:
Coup Droit wrote:

Great thinking, Indy - I was hoping someone would - I thought I'd done too many....

As background, Eliz is Turkish Cypriot by birth and background

Her full name is Eliz Maloney Yorganc, and she's always in the Cypriot newspapers

I think she moved over to the UK at age 10 or so, just to pursue tennis (but I'm not 100% sure)

The LTA seemed to support her, and her connection with Joe Durie is long-standing.




 With a name like Maloney I assumed her background was Irish.


 Well, I guess one does not exclude the other - one can have Turkish AND Irish background  

But I think her Turkish Cypriot ties are stronger, as in that's where she was born, and lived, and her mother (lkay Yorganc) is always in her interviews whereas I've never seen an interview mention her father (although I might have missed it)


 Lucky for us no one except Turkey recognises Northern Cyprus.



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From what I can recall, Eliz's father is Irish and very involved in her tennis when she was a junior

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Doesn't her name from her mother's side have an i on the end - Yorganci?

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Lambda wrote:

Doesn't her name from her mother's side have an i on the end - Yorganci?


It certainly has something on the end - like an 'i' - but in all the newspaper articles I've seen it's written like this:  

"Turkish Cypriot teenage tennis star Eliz Maloney Yorganc has been named .... "

I copied and pasted it above but must have inadvertently deleted the last character when I put the bracket

However, exactly what character it is, I'm no exactly sure....

ADD: ANd now I've copied and pasted it again, the last character doesn't print - so it wasn't that I inadvertently deleted it

So, here are the links, that show the 'strange-to-me' last character:

http://newcyprusmagazine.com/eliz-named-britains-player-of-the-month/

https://www.pressreader.com/cyprus/cyprus-today/20220416/282110640151374

 

https://www.pressreader.com/cyprus/cyprus-today/20220416/282110640151374



-- Edited by Coup Droit on Friday 11th of November 2022 12:09:08 PM

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www.pressreader.com/cyprus/cyprus-today/20220416/282110640151374

By the way, this last article is Eliz being highly critcial of the complete lack of support she says she gets from the TRNC

Although why she would be expecting support from Turkish North Cyprus when she plays for GB Is a bit of a mystery to me....

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