This is the first time Austrian Tamira Paszek plays at Wimbledon, and she has already drawn attention to herself beating experienced players such as No. 17 seed Tatiana Golovin and No. 12 seed Elena Dementieva.
Even though Tatiana Golovin was out of action for a couple of months with an ankle injury, not every 16-year-old could beat her.
Today’s third-round victory over former French Open finalist Elena Dementieva was even more impressive. Paszek proved she has patience as well as power as she came from a set behind to win 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Paszek has achieved a personal best with her victory today because it is the first time she has reached the fourth round of a main draw grand slam. Paszek is now ranked 54 in the world and, with her killer double-handed backhand, is being hailed as a major prospect for the future.
Next for Paszek is No. 5 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova – I would like this to be an interesting match, hoping I’m watching a rise of a future tennis star.