Victoria Muntean - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2011, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
country flag Zin
Senior Member
 
Zin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,174
                     
Thumbs up Victoria Muntean

Well, I know this thread may be a little premature, but Victoria Muntean, who just turned 14 (b. 23/01/97), won her first WTA (qualies) match, easily beating Dominikovic, a top 500 player, 64 64. She will now face Kateryna Bondarenko Hope she'll win some games.





She is clearly one of our best hopes for the future, so let's cheer for her!

A video interview of Victoria for those who want to know what she looks like: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xhg...r-sophie_sport

Last edited by Zin; May 14th, 2011 at 10:53 AM.
Zin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2011, 11:38 AM
Senior Member
 
améliemomo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 12,357
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean

I didnt know much about Victoria neither but man what a great result she just had there

She's from Lorraine so that explains her wild card there. Congrats to her.

Good luck against Bondarenko. Just enjoy being there!

Amélie Mauresmo n° 1 Forever

Actual Gourou of the "New French Armada"

my blog about french tennis future with the young french guns cominghttp://sheenatennis.canalblog.com/
améliemomo is offline  
post #3 of 46 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 2011, 07:38 PM
Senior Member
 
améliemomo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 12,357
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean

Victoria is playin Hechingen qualies this week (25K)

she reached third round with a good win over Jessica Ginier

Q1: Victoria Muntean (FRA) def Catrin Levers (GER) 6-2 6-1
Q2: Victoria Muntean (FRA) def Jessica Ginier (FRA) [8] 7-6(4) 6-1
Q3: Victoria Muntean (FRA) vs Danielle Harmsen (NED) [11]

one more to go so Allez!

Amélie Mauresmo n° 1 Forever

Actual Gourou of the "New French Armada"

my blog about french tennis future with the young french guns cominghttp://sheenatennis.canalblog.com/
améliemomo is offline  
post #4 of 46 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 2011, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
country flag Zin
Senior Member
 
Zin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,174
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean

Victoria got a WC in Mamaia ($25K), which means she'll have her first ranking in two weeks. She'll be the 2nd 1997 born girl after Bencic to do so! (plus she has a very winnable first round against an unranked girl). With already 2 wins over top 500 players this year and the 13-14 y.o. French Championships easily won, we can say for sure that this girl has a lot of talent and a bright future ahead of her, I would say as much as Cornet and Mladenovic had at her age.

I hope now that she'll focus more on junior tournaments (she already played 6 pro tournaments this year and only one junior!). I know she probably wanted to have a pro ranking before the end of the year, what she will soon achieve, but success in junior tournaments would boost her confidence and allow her to take part in junior grand slams, where I hope to see her soon

Last edited by Zin; Jan 7th, 2012 at 01:58 PM.
Zin is offline  
post #5 of 46 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 2011, 06:05 PM
Senior Member
 
améliemomo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 12,357
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean

Victoria lost 6-1 1-6 6-7(4) to Diana Marcu(ROU)

I agree with you she must play more on Junior tour.Wanting to go too high too fast is not good.Step by step but she surely has big talent.

Amélie Mauresmo n° 1 Forever

Actual Gourou of the "New French Armada"

my blog about french tennis future with the young french guns cominghttp://sheenatennis.canalblog.com/
améliemomo is offline  
post #6 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 2012, 02:29 PM
From island to island
 
Iceland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: nowhere
Posts: 12,562
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean

Victoria started 2012 in a good fashion as she has just reached the SF of a G3 tournament. A wise decision to play juniors in my opinion. She's a bit young to compete at a high level in ITF whereas being ranked among top 100 in juniors is totally up to her.
Keep going!

2012 G3 1º Torneo Internacional Junior de Pontevedra, Pontevedra (ESP) 03 Jan-08

R1: [WC] Victoria Muntean (FRA) def. [2] Alice Matteucci (ITA) 5-7 7-5 6-2
R2: [WC] Victoria Muntean (FRA) def. Olaya Garrido Rivas (ESP) 7-5 6-0
QF: [WC] Victoria Muntean (FRA) def. Francesca Gariglio (ITA) 6-2 7-5

**** KRISTINA MLADENOVIC Future Star ****

Supporting Marion Bartoli - Aga Radwańska - Aravane Rezaï - Laura Robson - Caroline Garcia !!!

http://kristinamladenovic.blogspot.com/
Iceland is offline  
post #7 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 6th, 2012, 09:06 PM
Senior Member
 
améliemomo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 12,357
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean

I didnt know she got the wc but yeah great decision playing junior

allez victoria!

Amélie Mauresmo n° 1 Forever

Actual Gourou of the "New French Armada"

my blog about french tennis future with the young french guns cominghttp://sheenatennis.canalblog.com/
améliemomo is offline  
post #8 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 2012, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
country flag Zin
Senior Member
 
Zin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,174
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean

An article about Muntean:http://www.republicain-lorrain.fr/sp...comme-victoria
Interesting, she is already on bad terms with the federation... I'm not sure that her isolation at 14 years old is a good idea. Not everyone can do a Bartoli-like career...


TENNIS | ESPOIRS 2012 (6/10)
Muntean, V comme Victoria
Coup d’œil quotidien sur les espoirs lorrains appelés à briller sur la scène nationale. Aujourd’hui, la championne de France minime en titre !


Victoria Muntean. Photo Laurent MAMI.
S a forme. Très bonne. Victoria Muntean, après un cycle d’entraînement très intense du côté de Sarrebourg, a débuté son année par des tournois internationaux juniors. Et ça a vite payé : en Espagne, elle a enchaîné deux épreuves et n’est tombée que contre deux joueuses classées dans les 200 meilleures du monde chez les juniors.
L’actualité. Muntean l’annonce. Elle ne privilégiera pas forcément les juniors, cette année, et même à quatorze ans, elle tentera sa chance sur le circuit professionnel. « Je jouerais les deux, avec un seul objectif ; donner le meilleur de moi-même à chaque fois. » Histoire de ne pas avoir de regrets, bien sûr, mais aussi pour augmenter ses classements mondiaux : elle n’est pas loin des 600 meilleures en juniors, et elle est déjà 1000 e chez les seniors.
Ses objectifs. Ils sont nombreux. Que ce soit au championnat de Lorraine ou au championnat de France, la Sarrebourgeoise viendra avec une seule idée en tête : « Gagner tout ce que je pourrai. » Avec, elle l’espère, une première participation en Grand Chelem junior du côté de Roland-Garros. « Pour cela, il faudra que je sois dans les 150 meilleures du monde. C’est jouable, en trois tournois, je suis passée 600 e. Mais pour entrer dans le tableau final, je devrais jouer -30. » -15 depuis le début de la saison, elle n’est pas si loin…
La concurrence. Elle sera étrangère avant tout. « Je les connais toutes », assure Victoria, qui sait qu’en France, elle est quasiment seule au monde. Et avec Fiona Ferro, l’autre -15 de son âge, elle a deux classements d’avance sur le reste du Top 10.
L’avis de Bernard Bonnet, l’entraîneur fédéral de la Ligue. « Victoria est très forte. Même en juniors, c’est déjà une très bonne joueuse. Mais je ne sais pas si leur stratégie de vivre à l’écart des meilleures Françaises est une bonne chose. A un moment ou un autre, l’aide d’un référent technique pourrait accélérer sa progression. Sans, bien sûr, évincer l’esprit familial de la structure. »
Notre conclusion. Bien sûr, Victoria Muntean, après avoir refusé une sélection en équipe de France, proposée par la Direction Technique Nationale, s’est mise en marge de la structure fédérale. Mais la progression folle qu’elle connaît depuis deux ans est son meilleur avocat : à quatorze ans, elle est numéro 1 française de sa catégorie et fait partie des espoirs nationaux sur lesquels la nation se repose le plus.
Demain :
Sophie Muntean
Michaël PERRET.

Last edited by Zin; Jan 19th, 2012 at 07:46 AM.
Zin is offline  
post #9 of 46 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 2012, 07:32 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 46
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean

I think their parents are foreign,bcz her name does not appear French, or I am wrong?
sexador is offline  
post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 2012, 11:41 AM
Senior Member
 
améliemomo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 12,357
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean

yes her parents are from Romania, she was born in Belgium but came to France very young. Her little sister Sophie is 12.

Amélie Mauresmo n° 1 Forever

Actual Gourou of the "New French Armada"

my blog about french tennis future with the young french guns cominghttp://sheenatennis.canalblog.com/
améliemomo is offline  
post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 2012, 03:29 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 46
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean

Thanks for your kindness
sexador is offline  
post #12 of 46 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 2012, 10:41 AM
Senior Member
 
améliemomo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 12,357
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean


Amélie Mauresmo n° 1 Forever

Actual Gourou of the "New French Armada"

my blog about french tennis future with the young french guns cominghttp://sheenatennis.canalblog.com/
améliemomo is offline  
post #13 of 46 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2012, 02:42 PM
Senior Member
 
elba's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Small Town Moon
Posts: 8,759
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean

2. round qualificaton 100.000$ Poitierts (FRA) Anna Karolina Schmiedlova - Victoria Muntean 63 62
seen in live streaming:

Good game despite defeat, her game is promising, she should come in the next two years in near TOP 100.

Don't talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddamn rules.
elba is offline  
post #14 of 46 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2012, 06:53 PM
Senior Member
 
améliemomo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 12,357
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean

let's hope!

Amélie Mauresmo n° 1 Forever

Actual Gourou of the "New French Armada"

my blog about french tennis future with the young french guns cominghttp://sheenatennis.canalblog.com/
améliemomo is offline  
post #15 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2013, 11:16 PM
From island to island
 
Iceland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: nowhere
Posts: 12,562
                     
Re: Victoria Muntean

Victoria is off to a good start this year! She has reached QF of the first of the long Antalya 10k series in Turkey. She's defeated 7th seed and faces Melis Sezer now. The Turkish player is ranked 414th so that's going to be a good test for her!
She has also received a WC for next week's tournament, so no pressure on her shoulders tomorrow.
Allez !

**** KRISTINA MLADENOVIC Future Star ****

Supporting Marion Bartoli - Aga Radwańska - Aravane Rezaï - Laura Robson - Caroline Garcia !!!

http://kristinamladenovic.blogspot.com/
Iceland is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome