I think it's time for Victoria to have her own thread.
She's born 2nd May 1991 so she's 20 years old. She's currently ranked 331 with a career high ranking of 323 on the 4th July 2011. She is coached by her father Bernard Larriere.
In her career she's won six $10,000 events (Tortosa, Gausdal 1 and Gausdal 2 in 2010; Tenerife, Alcobaca and Valladolid in 2011). She also reached the final of $25,000 Port Pirie in 2010. In juniors she reached Top 50 in 2007.
Incroyable! Victoria wins $50,000 Istanbul! By far the biggest win of her career! Hopefully she can continue to have more weeks like this and continue her rise up the rankings. Hopefully some photos of the final will be released soon.
Victoria saved a break point in the first game of the third set and was down 0-40 at *2-2 in the third set but won five points in a row to hold. At *5-5 there was a marathon game where there were six or seven deuces and Victoria finally held after many game points. She won it on her second match point, breaking the Gronert serve for only the second time in the match!
The qualifying draw is out for Tashkent. Here is the section that Victoria needs to get through.
(2)Yurika Sema (JPN) vs. Emma Laine (FIN)
(WC)Polina Merenkova (UZB) vs. Dalila Jakupovic (SLO)
Sofia Shapatava (GEO) vs. (WC)Maftana Yunusova (UZB)
Ekaterine Gorgodze (GEO) vs. (6)Victoria Larriere (FRA)