Monday, November 21, 2005

Glatch Breaks Arm; Out of Upcoming Orange Bowl

Glatch Breaks Arm; Out of Upcoming Orange Bowl~~~
©Colette Lewis 2005--

Alexa Glatch is recovering from a broken left elbow she suffered during a motorbike mishap earlier this month near her California home. The sixteen-year-old U.S. Jr. Open finalist swerved to avoid a dog and fell, also sustaining facial cuts that required stitches. She was seen at the recent WTA Championships in Los Angeles with a sling on her non-dominant arm.

Glatch has withdrawn from the Orange Bowl at Key Biscayne which begins in two weeks, and is now targeting a return early in 2006, presumably for the Australian Open qualifying. Her most recent tournament was last month's Houston Challenger where she lost in the Round of 16 to eventual champion Amy Frazier. Glatch is currently ranked 228 by the WTA and is fifth in the ITF Junior rankings.