Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: The Discovery Thread - Unearthing Generation Next
Vika Rajicic won her first ITF Junior Girls Singles Title a couple of weeks ago at the G4 Auckland ITF Junior Championships. Seeded 15th, Vika beat Molly Polak in the quarter finals and two Japanese girls back to back in the semi finals and final to win the title. Impressively, she didn't even drop a set! At age 14 yrs and 10 mths, she is the youngest Aussie girl to win an ITF Junior Title since Isabella Holland won in Gosford in 2006.
She also won the doubles title with Polak
Last week in Wellington at another G4 event, Rajicic lost in R2 to one of the Japanese girls she had beaten the previous week. However she and Polak won another doubles title and with that Rajicic should jump up the ITF ladder to around 450. Polak will rise to approximately 560.
The best performer in singles in Wellington was 13 y.o. Territorian Kassandra Dunser. She made the quarter finals and seems to be developing nicely as she has shot to No.1 in her age group in Australia.
Well done girls
S.Williams M.Bartoli A.Barty