15 yo Varvara (born August 2, 2000) who is coached by Nina Bratchikova had a promising 2015 with a solid finish, and she's off to a strong start this year as she's through to the final of G2 Slovak Junior Indoor this week for her first tournament of the year - she beat 4th seed Mira Antonitsch (#53) 1 & 4 in R1, (WC)Lenka Stara 1 & 2 in R2, Klara Hajkova 6-7(5) 6-1 6-4 in QF and top seeded fellow 2000 born Lucie Kankova (#31) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-0 in SF today
, will face 3rd seeded fellow Russian Valeriya Zeleva (17 yo, #49) in final
Last year she won 4 tournaments: G5 Qatar ITF Junior Open (she beat Nicole Lynn Anderson 4 & 2 in the final), G4 Qatar Junior Open (she dismantled Daria Kuczer in the final, 0 & 1), G4 RUC Tennis International Junior Open (she beat Lamis Alhussein Abdel Aziz 3 & 3 in the final), and G3 Adam Bergman & Nataniel Piper ITF Junior Tournament (she beat Valeriya Yushchenko 4 & 1 in the final).
4/4 on finals!
She lost to Kankova in straights last November, so the win over her today is very nice, it seems like Nina is a great coach, she made Blinky improve a lot last year.
She's at a new CHR of 112 (+24) this week in the new rankings with the 1997 girls removed, will get to play Slams from RG on for sure