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Sofya Zhuk



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Name: Sofya Zhuk
Born: 1st December 1999 (13 years old)
Birth Place: Moscow, Russia
Age Started Tennis: 6 years old
Coach: Olivier Jeunehomme (trains at Justine Henin Academy)
Favourite Surface: Hard & clay
Favourite Players: Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka & Caroline Wozniacki
Career High WTA Ranking: Unranked
Career High ITF Junior Ranking: #34
Career High Tennis Europe 14&U Ranking: #1

Career Highlights

2010 12&U C3 Boris Skorodumov Memorial Cup Champion

2011 12&U C3 Novikov Cup Champion
2011 12&U C3 April Cup Champion
2011 12&U C3 Gold Reserv Champion
2011 12&U C3 Balashiha Open Champion
2011 14&U C3 Cacak Open Finalist
2011 14&U C3 Krka Pikovit Cup Champion
2011 12&U USTA Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships Finalist

2012 14&U C3 Tumba Europe Spring Trophy Finalist
2012 14&U C2 International Tournament Pavia Champion
2012 14&U C2 International Tournament Correggio Finalist
2012 16&U C3 Kristof Vliegen Youth Cup Champion
2012 14&U C1 BNP Paribas Cup Stade Français Paris Semifinalist
2012 14&U C1 Mercedes Jugend Cup Champion
2012 16&U C2 Steinfort Tennis Europe Junior Tour Open Semifinalist
2012 16&U C2 Torneig Joan Mir In Memoriam Finalist
2012 16&U C2 Swiss Tennis Junior Trophy Biel Finalist
2012 14&U C1 Junior Kremlin Cup Semifinalist

2013 14&U C1 Les Petits As Semifinalist
2013 14&U C1 Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris Finalist
2013 ITF G4 Alex Podolsky Junior Tournament Semifinalist
2013 16&U C2 Rafi Dorot Memorial I Finalist
2013 16&U C2 Rafi Dorot Memorial II Semifinalist
2013 16&U C1 Torneo Avvenire Milano Champion
2013 16&U C2 International Tournament Citta Di Crema Champion

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And we'll never be royals (royals). It don't run in our blood, That kind of luxe just ain't for us. We crave a different kind of buzz.

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Re: Sofya Zhuk

2011 12&U USTA Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships Final (lt. Schaefer 7-5 7-5)



2012 16&U C3 Kristof Vliegen Youth Cup Final (df. Kaupper 6-0 6-1)



2013 14&U C1 Les Petits As Third Round (df. Pieri 6-4 6-3)


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Torneo Avvenire Milano, Milan, Italy, TEJT 16&U C1

R1: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Arianna Capogrosso (ITA) 7-6(8) 7-5
R2: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. (WC)Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) 6-4 6-1
R3: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Ena Babic (CRO) 6-4 6-2
QF: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Silvia Chinellato (ITA) 6-2 7-6(2)
SF: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. (1)Verena Hofer (ITA) 7-6(4) 6-1
FR: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. (12)Anna Gabric (GER) 7-5 7-6(5)

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Sofya's first title of the year and the biggest of her career! This is a very prestigious Tennis Europe 16&U event and to win it as a 13 year old is a great achievement.

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Re: Sofya Zhuk

This girl is pretty good for her age I be keeping up with her Progress for now GL too her at her next event

S. Williams (21) ♦ V. Williams (7) ♦ Vika (2) ♦ Kvitová (2) ♦ Kerber (1) ♦ Muguruza (1) ♦ Ivanovic (1) ♦
C. Wozniacki ♦ A. Radwanska ♦ S. Halep ♦ B. Bencic ♦ S. Stephens ♦ M. Keys ♦ Domi Cibulkova ♦ G. Bouchard ♦ L. Robson ♦ N. Osaka ♦ J. Ostapenko ♦ A. Konjuh ♦ D. Vekic ♦ M. Puig ♦ V. Duval ♦ T. Townsend ♦ L. Chirico ♦ F. Abanda ♦ S. Samir ♦ F. Stollár ♦ T. Andrianjafitrimo
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Re: Sofya Zhuk

After winning in Milan, Sofya's now ranked #1 on the Tennis Europe 14&U rankings.

This week she's playing 16&U C2 International Tournament Citta De Crema as the #1 seed.


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Re: Sofya Zhuk

She's got a cool name
I'm in search of new junior faves and I think I'll stick with Sofya for a while




Софья Жук for the win

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A longer video:




But how the hell can I post videos on this board?

LE: thanks to BlueTrees for explaining

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Re: Sofya Zhuk

Yeah, her name is cool. "Zhuk" means beetle in Russian, as was said in the video in the first post.

That photo Dan posted of Sofya with the trophies is from after she won 2012 14&U C2 International Tournament Pavia.

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Re: Sofya Zhuk

2013 16&U C1 Torneo Avvenire Milano Champion


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cute pic, she really look tall for her age

S. Williams (21) ♦ V. Williams (7) ♦ Vika (2) ♦ Kvitová (2) ♦ Kerber (1) ♦ Muguruza (1) ♦ Ivanovic (1) ♦
C. Wozniacki ♦ A. Radwanska ♦ S. Halep ♦ B. Bencic ♦ S. Stephens ♦ M. Keys ♦ Domi Cibulkova ♦ G. Bouchard ♦ L. Robson ♦ N. Osaka ♦ J. Ostapenko ♦ A. Konjuh ♦ D. Vekic ♦ M. Puig ♦ V. Duval ♦ T. Townsend ♦ L. Chirico ♦ F. Abanda ♦ S. Samir ♦ F. Stollár ♦ T. Andrianjafitrimo
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Yeah, cool photo
In that Milano tournament she defeated Verena Hofer in the semi, number 1 seed, who is more than 2 years older than her and who was on a good form at the moment. Quite impressive.
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Re: Sofya Zhuk

She Won another Title

International Tournament Citta' Di Crema 16&U

1/16 (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Chiara Pusceddu(ITA) 60 60
1/8 (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Gaia Squarcialupi(ITA) 63 61
QF (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Elisa Lauri(ITA)62 61
SF (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Nina Marjanovic(SRB)63 60
F (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Agostina Zamprogno(ARG)63 60

S. Williams (21) ♦ V. Williams (7) ♦ Vika (2) ♦ Kvitová (2) ♦ Kerber (1) ♦ Muguruza (1) ♦ Ivanovic (1) ♦
C. Wozniacki ♦ A. Radwanska ♦ S. Halep ♦ B. Bencic ♦ S. Stephens ♦ M. Keys ♦ Domi Cibulkova ♦ G. Bouchard ♦ L. Robson ♦ N. Osaka ♦ J. Ostapenko ♦ A. Konjuh ♦ D. Vekic ♦ M. Puig ♦ V. Duval ♦ T. Townsend ♦ L. Chirico ♦ F. Abanda ♦ S. Samir ♦ F. Stollár ♦ T. Andrianjafitrimo
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Re: Sofya Zhuk

Awesome! She breezed through the field.

Any ideas where she's playing next? She should really play some more junior ITF events.

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That's a 1,3 games lost per set

Yep, she'd better go back to playing ITF juniors now. She's too good for Tennis Europe.
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