As bizarre as it sounds, there does not appear to be -yet- a thread dedicated to Ms. Juliane Schenk. Here it is. Name: Juliane Schenk. Plays: Women's Singles (and a sometimes doubles player) For: Germany. Style: Right-handed. Date of birth: 26 November, 1982. Born in: Krefeld, Germany. Current BWF ranking: 6 Highest BWF ranking achieved: 6 Juliane announced herself to the world at the European Junior Championships 2001, where she won the WS title. From then onwards, she has been a striking, and easily noticable presence on the world circuit, as she steadily improved her rankings, and with it, gained the respect of players everywhere. Juliane has been 4 times runner-up in SS and GPG Opens and at the European Championships this year, but she finally made one her own. Fittingly, it was the Singapore Open SS 2012, where she was very warmly received. Her stand-out traits are her fighting spirit, and her ability to raise her game when many others would fade away. Even though she has spent 11 years on the circuit, she has actually improved each passing year, and is now at the possible zenith of her playing capabilities and skill. An astute reader of the game and of her opponent, she possesses a lethal smash, and much-underestimated net skills. Her physical conditioning is superb. Also known lovingly as "The Soldier", she epitomises the positive traits of discipline, courage, dedication, and application of strategy and tactics, of the German army she is proud to be a part of. Like any true soldier, it is equally unlikely she will ever fade away quietly!