Ok, so I introduced her to the GM world
earlier today (
), so why not create a cheering thread for her while I'm at it, as she's kept improving since last year and is Top 500 now?
So here we go: Sara is 19 (born March 12, 1997), she's from Seine Saint-Denis (her dad is Serbian and her mum Montenegrin), she's made her very first pro finals this year, and she won her first pro singles title in July (10K Prokuplje in Serbia, with a 2 & 0 win over Satsuki Takamura in the final), and reached a CHR of 492 two weeks ago... and what's pretty intriguing imo is that apparently she started to be serious about tennis only two years ago, as her parents wanted her to finish highschool first (
She also won the national championships "2e série" in September, thrashing Jade Suvrijn in the final.
She made 3 more pro finals in singles this year (at 10K Heraklion in April - she lost 1 & 3 to Diana Marcinkevica in the final; at 10K Prokuplje in July the week after her title - she lost 4-6 5-7 to Katarina Jokic in the final; and at 10K Palic a week after agin - she lost 4-6 6-1 4-6 to Agnes Bukta in the final).
She's also started to stronger tournaments this year, without much success yet to be frank, but she did score that pretty good straight-set win over Fiona Ferro in R1 of 50K Montpellier in June - her first (and only so far) MD win above 10K level!
GL to her in the future - keep imrpoving girl!
2e série dames : Sara Cakarevic, nouvelle venue | Fédération Française de Tennis