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2007 season

2007
 
 
Olga ended the 2006 season for the first year inside the top 100. She started this season as the number 99 in the world. 
 
After a disapointing start of the season (Olga lost 5 matches in a row)Olga fell outside the top 100 because she wasn't able to defend her third round at the Australian Open which she reached from the quali's in 2006. After the Australian hardcourt tour Olga was ranked 153. 
 
 
Although Olga wasn't winning in singles she started playing doubles, in Tokyo (tier I) she played together with Elena Dementieva and got with a WC into the maindraw and beat in the first round Schiavone/Vinci. In the Quater finals they gave a good fight to the numbers one in doubles at that time Raymond/Stosur. 
 
Olga reached for the first time in her career a semi final on a WTA tournament. In February she beat Korrytseva, Molik, Kostanic but lost to the defending champion Santangelo. Olga didn't gain any places because it was that week just one year ago Olga reached the quarter finals in Antwerp from the quali's (where she beat cohen-aloro, Hantuchova to lose to Nadia Petrova in two long sets). 
 
The next tournaments Olga started to regain confidence and winning matches. Thanks to that Olga was selected for the Fed Cup team playing the Euro-African Zone 1 in Plovdiv- Bulgaria. Olga played two double matches to gether with K. Bondarenko and the team promoted to the World Group II. 
 
Just having promoted with her team, Olga was on her way to Budapest on the train to play the quali's. Although Olga lost in the third round of the quali's she was Lucky Loser and reached the quarter final, losing to eventually champion Gisela Dulko. 
 
Olga played some clay tournaments before going to Roland Garros. She was 18th seeded in the quali's and after a very tough firt match Olga played herself to the second round of the maindraw; winning in the first round of Shvedova, which was only the second time in her career winning a match on a grand slam maindraw. 
With her good clay season Olga made her way back into the top 100. 
 
After playing Wimbledon Olga took one month off for training and started the American tour in Washington where she made it to the final of the local $75.000 tournament losing to Czink in two very long sets. 
 
Olga decided that it was better for her to change coaches. She broke up with Metvedeva and started training with the formar trainer of Petrova. He changed her game totaly and made her train on her serve-and-volley. 
 
Olga started winning matches in Stuttgart where she took her revenche on Gisela Dulko but lost to Knapp in the final quali round. Olga played her last two tournaments in Bratislava and Opole where she reached the semi finals and the final. 
In doubles she played well there too, she reached in Bratislava the final and in Opole the semi finals. 
 
Olga ended this season with a career high in singles as well as in doubles. Olga is current ranked as number 92 in singles and as number 149 in doubles. 
 
We can only hope Olga will start her next season as she ended 2007. She doesn't have any points to defend until mid February so with some good draws Olga may give us a perfect gift to start 2008! Olga will play Cold Coast and Sydney before going to Melbourne where she is allready into the maindraw. 
 

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