12 yo Kristina (born May 5, 2004) from Moscow is 18-1 so far this year
Of the 4 tournaments she's played so far this year, she won 3: G12 Open Super 12 Auray in France - which is pretty much the U12 equivalent of unofficial U14 Slam Les Petits As, Potapova won it in 2013 for instance - (she beat Tara Zoppas 7-5 6-2 in R1, Stela Peeva 1 & 0 in R2, Andrea Pineda 6-3 4-6 6-4 in R3, Maria Sara Popa 0 & 2 in QF, Danielle Tuhten 6-4 3-6 6-4 in SF, and Hanna Vandewinkel 3 & 1 in the final); G12 Vilas Cup in Spain (she dropped 2 games in the 5 matches she played
- double-bagelled Irene Artigas in the final); and G12 Luzniki Cup in Moscow (she beat Diana Shnaider 7-6(1) 6-4 in the final).
The tournament she didn't win was G12 Pirogovskiy Cup, her first tournament of the year; she fell in SF to Diana Shnaider, 5-7 3-6. It's great that she was able to beat her in straights in a final a few months after that!
Last months at Roland Garros, she played the Longines Future Tennis Aces trophy, where she reached the final.
She lost 1-4 2-4 to Maria Dolores Lopez Martinez, who is a year older, in the final.
She met Kim Clijsters there, must have been a thrilling experience for her!
I'll post pics & stuff later.
Davay Kristina! Can't wait to see how she does in U14 and how she's going to develop in the future years