Watched by her cricketer husband Shoaib Malek, Sania was unstoppable as she ran through the opening set However, she seemed to vladimira uhlirova tennis channel a bit in the second as Goerges banked on a couple of breaks to power to a healthy lead. But the Indian pulled back admirably to win the next five games to tie the score and then go on to win the tie-breaker Mirza now runs into eighth seeded Russian Evgeniya Rodina in the first semi-final to be played at 1. Sania was later scheduled to team up with Czech girl Vladimira Uhlirova and face the American duo of Lindsay Lee-Waters and Megan Moulton-Levy for a possible place in the doubles final as well.
Personal life[ edit ] Webley-Smith was born in in Thornbury , Avon , which is now in South Gloucestershire ,  her mother, Jane, is a PE teacher and her father, Mike, an amateur footballer and cricketer.
She also has a sister named Hannah,  her first introduction to tennis was playing swingball in her garden and in the cricket grounds where her father was the club captain. She is coached by Jeremy Bates.
In her spare time of late she plays on the touchtennis tour against amateurs and other professional tennis players for fun, her highest ranking was No.
In November , she needed a second operation on her ankle to remove cartilage which had come loose; an operation which was successful and enabled Emily to play injury-free tennis for almost two years. However, she had to take yet more time out later in when she began experiencing sharp pains in the same ankle while warming up for an ITF tournament in Puebla , Mexico, she had treatment on the ankle again and returned, with limited success, to competitive tennis in spring before having surgery for a third time to remove fluid from her ankle.
She began recovering well before septicaemia left her unable to walk for five weeks. Webley-Smith said of the time, "My ankle was the size of a football. I remember the doctor trying to take my sock off and I was screaming.
I was taking what they call an 'elephant dose' of antibiotics and the strongest painkillers they could give me". She returned full-time to the circuit in August Over her junior career in singles, she reached a total of four quarterfinals, two semifinals and the final of the "Slazenger Appletise Winchester Junior Tournament", she competed at Wimbledon juniors a total of four times; in , and she lost in the qualifying stages but in she reached the second round of the main draw.
Her career-high singles ranking was world No. She ended the year ranked world No.
Nevertheless, her year-end world ranking rose to world No. In June, for the first time in her career, she was given a wildcard into the DFS Classic qualifying draw, a Tier-III tournament in Birmingham where she was beaten by Bethanie Mattek in straight sets, 6—3, 6—4, she then received another wildcard into Wimbledon qualifying and again lost her first round match, 2—6, 1—6, to Sada Noorlander.
This was immediately followed by another wildcard, this one into the main draw of Wimbledon.
The final result did not go Webley-Smith's way though as she was defeated with a final score of 6—2, 3—6, 8—6. In June she was given a wildcard into the qualifying draw for the Tier III WTA tournament, the DFS Classic where she lost in the first round of the qualifying event; this was followed by a wildcard into the qualifying draw of Wimbledon where she was also beaten in the first round, by Meilen Tu , 7—5, 6—3.