Aravane Rezai used to be one of top WTA names a few years ago, but now we barely get to hear anything about the former world No.15 and since today is her 28th birthday, I think it's a perfect occasion to enrich our Little Tennis Stars series with her childhood pics and to check what has been going on with this Iranian-French player.
I've been following Aravane's Twitter and I can tell you that she seems to be missing tennis quite a bit, having not played competitively since February 2014, while even her performances in 2012 and 2013 were spotty and unsatisfactory. Besides posting photos from her private life, Aravane regularly shares flashback photos, reminiscent of her successful career moments. I surely will never forget her run to the 2010 Madrid Open title and that outfit! 😀 Remember, Rezai beat Venus Williams in the final? Actually, Venus' dress remains unforgettable as well! 😀
Besides nostalgia, Aravane's Twitter and Instagram suggest that she is practicing and actually a month ago she said that she was planning a comeback for March 2015! That's this month! Here's what she said:
Working hard to be back hopefully In March !!! Excited !! #work #nopainnogain #determination #motivation #noexcuses #fight #persian #French #Iranian
Let's get back to super cute childhood portraits now.
And one more flashback, here's Aravane now, showing her winner's trophy from Asia ITF Under 16 , when she played for Iran.
Hopefully her family drama has settled and Aravane is ready to enrich the WTA circuit with her game and personality.