Novak Djokovic has been making all the headlines in 2011 following his perfect start to the year which has seen him record forty straight victories in all matches played, but, he is not the only one enjoying an incredible start in this latest tennis season.
Alison Van Uytvanck has taken the ITF Junior and ITF Pro Circuits by storm in 2011, notching up an incredible win-loss record of 39-1, and this week the young Belgian sensation has made her debut on the WTA Tour where four wins, so far, have seen her further increasing that record to 43-1.
The only blemish, on an otherwise dream start for this rising teenage Belgian star, came in her first tournament since turning seventeen towards the end of March when German Fed Cup player Anna-Lena Groenefeld, in the final of the ITF Pro Circuit tournament held in Tessenderlo, Belgium, scored a close straight sets victory.
Van Uytvanck’s latest win came in the first round of the WTA tournament taking place in her home nation of Belgium and saw her post a three set win over Patty Schnyder, a former WTA Top 10 ranked player and 2004 Australian Open semifinalist. Looking further ahead, a potential meeting with World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki awaits should both players win their respective second round matches in Brussels.
In addition to this amazing start to the year which has already seen her claim six singles titles, Alison Van Uytvanck has also ascended to a career high WTA singles ranking of 427 following her title win on the ITF Pro Circuit in Edinburgh, GBR and is set to climb the rankings ladder even further following her run of results in Belgium.