Dina is turning 14 today (born June 20, 2003), she's based in Ryazan. I like her, from her social media presence she seems pretty charismatic (except from the fact she listens to probably the vilest music from all the monstruosities I've heard all young Russian players listen to
) and also she seems to be improving pretty steadily (even more considering that she's played very little as compared to most of the better ranked girls her age), closing the gap with the few 2003-2004 girls who used to tower over the other girls of the age group last year.
She's played only 4 tournaments so far this year, her best results came at the last 2 of them: first, she reached the final of Cat. 2 G14 Togliatti Cup - she was the 5th seed and she beat 2nd seed Diana Shnaider 7-5 7-6(1) in SF, before falling 6-7(1) 4-6 to Aglaya Fedorova in the final
- and then, in May, she reached R3 of G2 Ozerov Cup - she beat LL Aleksandra Vorozheykina 7-5 4-6 6-1 in R1 and 11th seed Polina Krupchenko (16 yo, #297) 3 & 4 in R2, before getting thrashed by now 17 yo 5th seed Ekaterina Shalimova in R3, 0 & 2.
So, happy birthday Dinarik
and keep improving!