The Women’s World Team Championship – which starts in less than two weeks in Paris – is not only about title holders England, or Egypt and their three players in the world top 4. There are smaller nations who haven’t made the top 10 for a long time (in fact, never for most of them). Nevertheless they will fight as hard as any other team to create some upsets and climb in the rankings. Today we focus on Germany, Mexico, Spain, Japan and Austria.
The Mexican team is a combination of experience and youth. They will be led by 35-year old Samantha Teran, semi-finalist of the World Championship in 2011. Nayelli Hernandez, who now works as a coach in the US alongside former world number 1 Natalie Grainger, won the Pan American Games Doubles Championship with Teran. The team is completed by Diana Garcia and new addition 20 year-old Sarah Lopez.
Mexico’s result in 2014 in WWTC
Mexico’s best result in WWTC
Thirteenth in 2014
***Breaking news: Mexico will have to do without their number 1 Samantha Teran because of injury. She is replaced by 15 year-old Dina Anguiano Gomez, who will be the youngest player in the tournament.
35 years old … #35 in the world (November 2016) … Highest world ranking 11 in May 2010 … 16 titles on the professional tour (out of 20 finals) … 2011 World Championship semi-finalist … 6 times Pan American Champion … 2011 Pan American Games Champion … 2011 Pan American Games Doubles Champion … 2008 Pan American Team Championship runner-up … Played for Mexico in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 Women’s World Team Championships.
30 years old … Highest world ranking 57 in October 2011 … 2008 and 2014 Pan American Doubles Champion … 2011 Pan American Games Doubles Champion … Played for Mexico in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 Women’s World Team Championships.
23 years old … #115 in the world (November 2016) … Highest world ranking 77 in May 2014 … 2016 Pan American Team Championship runner-up … 2012 Pan American Champion … 2011 Canadian Junior Open Champion … Played for Mexico in the 2014 Women’s World Team Championship.
20 years old … 2016 Pan American Doubles Championship runner-up … 2016 Pan American Team Championship runner-up … 2013 and 2014 Canadian Junior Open semi-finalist …
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