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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

Mixed R2:

Guccione/Kalashnikova d. (1)M. Bryan/Srebotnik, 2-6 6-4 6-3

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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

Mixed R3:

(14)Mirniy/Chan d. Guccione/Kalashnikova 6-2 7-6(4)

The miracle run ends here.


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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

She's playing doubles in WTA Bad Gastein this week. Her partner is Aleksandra Krunic.

R1 vs. (2)Husarova/Voracova!


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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

They won 6-4 0-6 10-4!


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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

With Guccione



With Savchuk









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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

Doubles QF: Kania/Tatishvili d. Kalashnikova/Krunic 7-5 3-6 10-7

It should have been 6-0 6-2. They led 4-0* 40-15 in set 1, and *5-2 40-30 in set 2.

I'm sad, they form such a lovely pair, I so would have liked to go deep into the tournament.


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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

WTA Istanbul

Doubles R1: Kalashnikova/Kania d. Kichenok/Kichenok 6-7(3) 6-4 10-8

Good win and great comeback against a great pair!


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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

Doubles QF: Kalashnikova/Kania d. (3)Beygelzimer/Savchuk 0 & 2.

She really is a great dubs player. She's currently ranked #63, she even had broken Top 50 last year with a CHR of 47 at the end of September.

But I really wish she gave at least another try at singles. I mean, she was on the verge of breaking Top 150 in 2010 (CHR of 156 in July 2010) and was playing Slam qualies, which many players would already dream of. I believe it would really be worth it.
Problem is, she's currently ranked #353, which is not bad considering she's played only 3 singles events (all qualies, of WTA tournaments only - Monterrey, Oeiras & Birmingham). But here is the point actually. She doesn't seem to be willing to give herself another chance in singles, as she only played singles in the WTA tournaments where she was playing doubles and her singles ranking allowed her to try qualies at the same time. But as she could play only 3 so far, and never managed to qualify, her singles ranking will keep fading and soon she won't be able to even try playing these qualies at all.
If she wanted to try singles again, she'd obviously try playing ITFs first, but that would be detrimental to her doubles aspirations, as she clearly has WTA level in doubles. That's a real dilemma, there's a sacrifice to be made. For the moment, it clearly looks like she has chosen doubles. Which I can clearly understand: she's seemingly more gifted at it, it's way easier on the body, and playing successfully at WTA level is much more pleasant than the hard life of going from weak tournament to weak tournament with mixed results.

Oh, well. Whatever makes up her happy after all. That's already great enough that she's succeeding in doubles.


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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

SF won't be against (2)Pliskova/Pliskova, but against Solovyeva/Tatishvili who upset them in 3 sets.

I actually would have loved a SF against the Pliskies as I love them too, but on the bright side, I think playing Solovyeva & Tatishvili should be easier.

Go girls!


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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

I just watched this video and felt nostalgic. Can't believe it was 5 years ago already. Both were among the most promising young players at that time. And now, one is retired (Milevskaya hasn't played a tennis match since Sept 2012) and one gave up on singles.



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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

Video of the last couple of games in their epic Wimbledon R1 doubles match against the Williamses. Unfortunately, it was far from the best part of the match (I believe this is the only upload of this match), and Oksi pretty much sucked in these 2 games (broken on serve, bad returns in the following game ).



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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

Doubles SF: Kalashnikova/Kania d. Solovyeva/Tatishvili, 6-7(4) 6-4 12-10.

Into the final!!! Get that title, girls!


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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

Istanbul dubs final will be against Doi/Svitolina, who beat Husarova/Jans-Ignacik in 3 sets in the other SF today.

Best of luck, girls!



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SHe is a talent. Hopefully see some big things from her in the future!!!
I'm really hoping so too. (and I'm including singles within my hopes)


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Re: Rising Georgian Giant, Oksana Kalashnikova!

They lost 4 & 0 in the final. I really thought they'd win it.

It's been another good week nonetheless.


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