25K Port St. Lucie, FL, USA:
QR1 d. (WC) Madison Bourguignon USA (ITF Junior #87) 6-4 6-1
Really good for Valentini to win this match, especially since her opponent was pretty good
One of TF's own was there:
Originally Posted by Aravanecaravan
. Hellas asked me about Grammatikopoulou, and from what I could tell, today, she mixed things up fairly well, hitting with variety (read: a mix of depth on her shots, some flat, some with medium topspin, and some in Julia Cohen territory), but the match was so far away I real couldn't say for sure how things were going. .
QR2 l. to (13) Jennifer Elie USA (#421) 5-7 3-6
No shame here
. Valentini was much closer this time than when they played last year in Brussels
That first win was really important, and this tournament was pretty good for her compared to how she's done lately
Photos from Orange Bowl in December:
Daniilidou. Venus. Azarenka. Halep. Wickmayer.
Cornet. Ivanovic. Vesnina.. Vaidisova. Krajicek.
Paszek. Begu. Cirstea. Lisicki. Pavlyuchenkova.
Pironkova. Stephens. Tatishvili. McHale. Flipkens.
Grammatikopoulou ~ Papamichail ~ Sakkari
I'm obsessed with the Greek players. Deal with it.
ANNA GERASIMOU-EIRINI GEORGATOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER