Ioana Diana Pietroiu
(16 yo, #98 this week), has just reached her 3rd SF of the year at G1 Allianz Kundler German Juniors today.
1st G1 SF actually! (previous 2 ones, one of which she won and reached the final, were in G2s)
On her way to the SF, she notably beat (3)Marie Bouzkova (fresh Wimbledon doubles finalist), on the impressive scoreline of 6-0 6-3.
Highlights of her year so far are: one G2 final (at Open Junior du Cap d'Ail - she was seed 7 and lost to seed 5 Lucie Wargnier, 4 & 1 in the final), one G2 SF (at Trofeul d Sturdza - she was seed 3 and lost to seed 2 and eventual champion Daria Kruzhkova, 5-7 5-7), one G1 QF (at Czech International Junior Indoor Championship), and 2 G2 QFs (at Epitok-Abris Cup & IGTA Juniors Cup). That's quite promising!
She started 2014 at #177 and broke Top 100 just this week. With her great week, she's gonna reach a new CHR next week!
SF match tomorrow vs. (1)Anastasiya Komardina. GL!