Nastya's former BFF, from c. 2012
Liza is 14 (born May 6, 2002), from Kazan, and she's doing very well so far this year!
She's won 3 singles title so far this year: Cat. 2 G14 Belkanton Cup in Minsk (she was the 6th seed, beat 2nd seed Viktoriya Kanapatskaya 4-6 6-4 6-2 in QF, 3rd seed Vladislava Petrovskaia 1 & 2 in SF, and 5th seed Ksenia Aleshina 0 & 1 in the final
), Cat. 3 G14 Svilengrad Cup in Bulgaria (beating Velizara Fileva 2 & 3 in the final), and Cat. 3 G16 Leila Meskhri Tennis Academy in Tbilisi last week (she was the 3rd seed, beat top seed Arina Gumerova 0-6 6-1 6-2 in the final
And she's made 1 more final, at Cat. 2 G14 Togliatti Cup (coming all the way from the qualies, she beat top seed Elina Avanesyan 4-6 6-3 7-5 in SF, and fell to 2nd seed Oksana Selekhmeteva 4-6 6-7(6) in the final
She's 21-4 so far this year
She's improved nicely since last year in terms of consistency and number deep runs - last year she snatched a few good wins (over T. Nikolaeva, Danilchenko) but didn't make a single final in singles.