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ITF 2001 FINAL POSITIONS
ITF JUNIOR WORLD RANKINGS
2001 FINAL POSITIONS
<br />Only those players who qualified for a year-end ranking are listed. The minimum requirements for this were having played 6 events, 3 or which were outside their own country and 3 of which were Group A status.
Girls’ Singles<br /> <br /><font color=red>1 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS</font><br />2 Eva Birnerova CZE<br />3 Marion Bartoli FRA<br /><font color=red>4 Vera Zvonareva RUS</font><br />5 Angelique Widjaja INA<br />6 Gisela Dulko ARG <br />7 Jelena Jankovic YUG<br />8 Ashley Harkleroad USA<br />9 Virag Nemeth HUN<br />10 Barbora Strycova CZE<br />11 Matea Mezak CRO<br /><font color=red>12 Dinara Safina RUS</font><br />13 Claudine Schaul LUX<br />14 Maria Jose Argeri ARG<br />15 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE<br />16 Sofia Arvidsson SWE<br /><font color=red>17 Anna Bastrikova RUS </font><br />18 Myriam Casanova SUI<br />19 Amber Liu USA<br />20 Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER
<br />Girls’ Doubles<br />1 Petra Cetkovska CZE<br />2 Barbora Strycova CZE<br />3 Matea Mezak CRO<br />4 Gisela Dulko ARG<br />5 Jelena Jankovic YUG<br /><font color=red>6 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS<br />7 Galina Voskoboeva RUS</font><br />8 Neyssa Etienne HAI<br />9 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE<br />10 Eva Birnerova CZE<br />11 Melissa Torres MEX<br />12 Angelique Widjaja INA<br />13 Chin-Wei Chan TPE<br />14 Chia-Jung Chuang TPE<br />15 Allison Baker USA<br />16 Salome Devidze GEO<br />17 Annette Kolb GER<br />18 Maria Jose Argeri ARG<br /><font color=red>19 Anna Bastrikova RUS </font><br />20 Daniela Bercek YUG<br /> <br /> <br />
<br /> <br /> ITF World Junior Champions Confirmed
<br />Thursday 27th December 2001
<br />Following the completion of the 2001 ITF Junior Circuit, the World Junior Champions have now been confirmed as:
Boys’ Singles World Champion – Gilles Muller (LUX)
Girls’ Singles World Champion – Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
Boys’ Doubles World Champions – Bruno Echagaray and Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)
Girls ‘ Doubles World Champion – Petra Cetkovska (CZE)<br />In becoming Girls Singles World Champion, Svetlana Kuznetsova follows in the footsteps of two other very successful Russians, Lina Krasnoroutskaia, World Champion in 1999, and Anna Kournikova, World Champion in 1995. Kuznetsova, aged 16, was born in Leningrad, Russia, but now trains in Barcelona, Spain, under the experienced eye of Emilio Sanchez. Like Gilles Muller, Kuznetsova won the title at the Group A Banana Bowl in Brazil and was runner-up at the Group A Orange Bowl. She also reached two Grand Slams finals, Roland Garros and US Open. The young Russian sealed her victory by leading Russia to victory in the ITF Connolly Continental Cup in December.
Petra Cetkovska is the sixth girl from Czech Republic, and formerly Czechoslovakia, to pick up the title of Girls’ Doubles World Champion since the title was introduced in 1982. Cetkovska has swept aside all opposition this year, winning six titles, including four Group A events, the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Banana Bowl and Italian Open, with a variety of partners. Cetkovska has also played an important role in the success of the Czech Republic in team competitions, in 1998 she won gold at the Cesky Telecom World Junior Tennis Final and also won two golds at the NEC World Youth Cup Finals in 2000 and 2001.