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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 2016, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Ambidextrous legend Margarita Skryabina

A thread for the 16 yo Russian legend who plays part right-handed (serve), part left-handed (groundies) @chingching @Serg. @Tennis Fool @Phenomareva @Tecumseh @Spiritof42

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Rita was born on January 13, 2000 in Bataysk near Rostov-on-Don, she lives in Sochi.

She reached the final at the U17 Russian Championships last week, lost to Vlada Koval (2001) in the final, 4 & 2.

She's played only in SES this year (except for a G16 in Russia in January) so far, reached the semis twice there, and has 1 more QF appearance. Scored wins over Korashvili, Burgic Bucko & Bolkvadze there.

She's ranked #822 this week, very close to her CHR of 818.

Last year, she only played 4 tournaments - won 1 title (G16 Dynamit Cup in Lida, Belarus, beating 2002 born Avelina Sayfetdinova 3 & 3 in the final), made 1 more final (at G16 Velcom Cup in Minsk, lost 3 & 2 to Vlada Koval in the final ) + another SF appearance, at 10K Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan, where she scored good straight-set wins over Rudakova & Lodikova.
Actually, it turns out this year is the first year she's been competing intensively - before that, she played only 4 tournaments last year, 3 in 2014, none in 2013 & one in 2012.
Sounds pretty promising for a novice!
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Some pics from last week!

















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Zvonareva like figure
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She better win every tournament she enters

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A thread for the 16 yo Russian legend who plays part right-handed (serve), part left-handed (groundies)


That will certainly confuse a lot of opponents. Did she have shoulder problems so that she maybe had to switch from the left hand to the right on serve?

The other thing that caught my attention is her very extreme forehand grip. The only player I know who uses such a grip is Timi Bacs.

Good luck to her!

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I have no idea about why she's serving right-handed, it sure is pretty special!

Is her FH grip more extreme than baby Nastya's?


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Sounds promising indeed. Let's see where she goes from here

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Valeria Savinykh - Aryna Sabalenka


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I have no idea about why she's serving right-handed, it sure is pretty special!

Is her FH grip more extreme than baby Nastya's?
Yes, at least on these pics here it definitely looks like that.

Also I think that Nastya slightly changed her forehand grip to a less extreme version at some point in the recent past, as it looked clearly more extreme in that epic battle against MiniMak some years ago.

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The Kween I take pride in discovering her holiness She will create a new era for Russian tennis
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What is that magazine and why are they profiling her She is like Queendrance though, no school

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If she makes it this name is definitely becoming a thing
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Legendary player from a legendary town:

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Bataysk has gained international attention since unveiling a "monument that shows a man's hand gripping a nubile female breast", which officials say "will bring family happiness to men who touch it".


Is she related to this guy?



Or maybe this guy?


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