Dutch tennis star Michaella Krajicek, who was ranked as high as No.30 in the February of 2008, scored her first WTA main draw victory since June, beating seventh seed Alla Kudryavtseva 6-1 6-4 in the first round of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships & the Cellular South Cup.
You must remember Kudryavtseva, she upset Maria Sharapova in the second round of Wimbledon 2008.
Krajicek, who missed most of last year with an injury, is currently ranked 201st. She was offered a wild card for the Memphis qualifications at the last minute, arrived at 1 am, and played her first qualification match that morning.
Krajicek has recently moved to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and is training full-time with her coach Allistair McCaw, while also taking advantage of the services of Nick Bollettieri, the IMG Performance Institute, and Bollettieri Sports Medicine.
The 20-year-old Krajicek will face Kristina Barrois of Germany in the second round of Memphis. (source: Nick’s Picks)