Re: World Junior Tennis Finals, U14, Czech Republic
True, matches against international competition would have been the best route but Bellis and Liu both recently breezed through the 16s and 14s (respectively) USTA National Clay Courts without dropping a set. So both are in good form and should be confident.
USA looking scary. Absolutely trashed the Italian team
Well, Bellis has established herself as perhaps the best '99 girl in the world, and, apart from Capogrosso, the Italian team isn't particularly strong. USA is definitely the team to beat though. This year's tournament is really interesting, with so many really good players. Most depth in years, IMO.