Amina is a 16 yo leftie (born September 9, 1999 in Moscow) based in Moscow.
And after a slow and fairly unimpressive start this year, she's started to post some pretty encouraging results since this summer!
Made SFs (as a qualifier) - F - SFs consecutively at 10K Telavi in Georgia in July. Then SFs at 10K Kazan in August, followed by 2 QF appearances at G2s in Hungary (G2 Budaors Cup and G2 Hungarian Open), a SF appearance at G2 ITF International Pancevo in Serbia, and eventually QFs at 10K Telavi again this week.
(Before her first Telavi successes, she had only made 1 QF this year, at G2 Internationale Spring Bowl in Austria in May; only really started to play a lot in May though - between January and May she played only 2 tournaments).
She got notable wins over Martina Spigarelli, Valeria Prosperi, Tinatin Kavlashvili, Adeliya Zabirova and Polina Novikova in Telavi, Tamara Bizhukova and Ksenia Gaydarzhi in Kazan, Anastasia Mikheeva and Dalila Said in Hungary, Andreea Amalia Rosca in Serbia.
She played very close matches against Ekaterina Yashina (CHR 376) in Q2 of 25K Moscow just before Kazan - lost 4-6 6-2 5-7, and in her Kazan SF against Victoria Kamenskaya (who has been in great form lately and is now in the Top 400), 3-6 7-5 5-7.
Also lost her 2 QFs in Hungary to Dayana Yastremska both times (4-6 6-2 3-6 in Budaors, then 3 & 4 the week after) - Dayana avenging herself after losing a hard-fought final in a G16 in Poland in 2013
, and she lost her SF in Serbia to Hana Mraz, 6-1 4-6 5-7.
In the final she made in Telavi, she lost to fellow 1999 Russian girl Anastasia Gasanova, 3 & 4.
Lost again to Gasanova in SF the week after, 5-7 5-7.
This week in Telavi, she was the 6th seed and lost to 4th seed Ekaterine Gorgodze (WTA 438, CHR 307) in QF, 2-6 6-7(3).
Amina didn't play many juniors tournaments this year, so despite reaching a CHR of 75 in January, she's now dropped out of the Top 200 (#218 this year) but she could easily climb back if she committed fully again. Even though her junior schedule this year was kinda puzzling so I wonder if she's still really motivated with juniors... (she flew to Colombia for G1 Copa Pacific Rubiales in January, but skipped the AO and didn't even whore all the South American G1-G2s instead - only played this 1 tournament in Colombia
; then she tried RG qualies but failed to qualify, and didn't play Wimbledon
As for her pro ranking, she had never had a ranking before July, reached a CHR of 746 at the beginning of August. Currently she's #750.
Good luck in the future Amina!
I wonder how her H2Hs against Gasanova and Yastremska will evolve, if she's gonna become their official pigeon.