R2: Corinna DENTONI (ITA) (7) def Zarah RAZAFIMAHATRATRA (MAD) 63 60
at least she won her first match at the itf level and gets 20 ranking points and some money for it! hope she can continue with her good form. she will travel to europe for three month. hope she can win a lot more matches! gl zarah!
here's an interview with zarah: http://www.lexpressmada.com/zarah-ra...c-l-etat-.html
1. it's good to defend her title of the african junior championship and that it helped her confidence and that it's important for her to be confident because she plans to play some tournaments at the itf level in the next weeks.
2.that the match against Fatyha Berjane was the toughest for her last week.
3. that she's leaving for europe now to play there for 3 month like she did last year. she'll be playing in italy, france, germany, belgium and england. she'll play roland garros and she wants to try and play senior tournaments, too. it's sure that she'll play the junior FO and UO, but with wimbledon and AO nothing is sure. her main goal is to pass at least the first round at the two grand slams she'll be playing.
4. money is still a problem. she's thankful for the money she got from the state but it's just enough for her to play about 4 tournaments (with all costs). she says her biggest wish is to get a scholarship from the state or to get contract or something with the state so she can progress as much as possible in the three years to come! that would be the way she can keep on being the ambassador for madagassian tennis in the world!
so gl to you in the next weeks, zarah! get some victories and ranking points on the itf senior tour and most important, the money to travel around the world! all the best to you!