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post #1 of 182 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 2012, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Other Croatian juniors

Adrijana Lekaj is playing at a G2 in Peru this week and is through to the QF:

Inka Bowl 2012
R1: Adrijana LEKAJ (CRO) (8) BYE
R2: Adrijana LEKAJ (CRO) (8) defeated Andressa Cristina SOUZA (BRA) 7-5 6-3
R3: Adrijana LEKAJ (CRO) (8) defeated Ana Victoria GOBBI MONLLAU (ARG) 6-0 6-0
QF: Adrijana LEKAJ (CRO) (8) Vs Maria Ines DEHEZA (BOL) (3)

Good tournament for Adrijana. She'll move to a new CH ranking next week.
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Do any of you know much about Ena Kajevic? She's in the QF of Radenci (G4) as a qualifier:

Radenci 2012
QR1: Ena KAJEVIC (CRO) defeated Carmen SCHAUER (AUT) 6-2 6-4
QR2: Ena KAJEVIC (CRO) defeated Julija JAUK (SLO) (3) 6-4 6-1
QR3: Ena KAJEVIC (CRO) defeated Bojana MARINKOVIC (SRB) (8) 6-4 6-3
R1: Ena KAJEVIC (CRO) defeated Sara PALCIC (SLO) 7-6(7) 6-1
R2: Ena KAJEVIC (CRO) defeated Deborah CHIESA (ITA) (2) 7-6(5) 6-2
QF: Rebecca SRAMKOVA (SVK) (7) Vs Ena KAJEVIC (CRO)

Ena is unranked. This is only her third tournament ever (also Perin 2010 and Perin 2011, as a WC; Perin is G1).

Notice that in R2 this week she beat the #2 seed, who is ranked #271, in straights. That's a very promising result. Let's hope it wasn't a fluke.
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New junior CH ranking for Lekaj: #134

Ena Kajevic entered the rankings for the first time, at #1219 (with points from only one tournament)
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Jana Fett (#280) played in the Tunisia G2 this week.

In singles she reached the QF after beating the world #71 in R1. In doubles she reached the SF.

She'll rise to a new CH ranking of ~225-230. Congratulations!

Among Croats she'll remain #4, after Vekic/Mekovec/Lekaj.
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http://kas.kaportal.hr/2012/02/karlo...tske-u-tenisu/

Here is short, quick translation:

Karlovac born Adrijana Lekaj junior champion of Croatia in tennis

Member of tennis club Karlovac Adrijana Lekaj, after excellent start of season and great appearances at 4 ITF tournaments in South America, confirmed her great form also on home soil at national junior championships which took place in Zagreb national tennis center.
With 5 wins she showed that she is currently best young croatian player and deservedly won title.

After 3 easy wins (def. Jeresic 62 60, def. Jandric 62 61, def. Jurasic 75 61), her toughest "job" was in the SF in exciting match against first seed Ana Konjuh.
Adrijana won first set 62, then lost second set 36 and then in especially interesting third set she won in TB by 14:12!

In the final it was without major problems, she beat Ena Babic 60 63.
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wow..i'm shocked she beat konjuh

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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Jana Fett (#280) played in the Tunisia G2 this week.

In singles she reached the QF after beating the world #71 in R1. In doubles she reached the SF.

She'll rise to a new CH ranking of ~225-230. Congratulations!

Among Croats she'll remain #4, after Vekic/Mekovec/Lekaj.

Let's not forget about Jana Fett--she too has been moving up the rankings fast (btw, she's four months younger than Donna).

Last week at a G2 she reached the QF in both singles (lost to the top seed in three) and doubles. As a result, this week she moved up 35 spots, from 229 to 194. First time in the top 200!
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Jana Fett (#280) played in the Tunisia G2 this week. In singles she reached the QF after beating the world #71 in R1. In doubles she reached the SF. She'll rise to a new CH ranking of ~225-230. Congratulations!
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Let's not forget about Jana Fett--she too has been moving up the rankings fast (btw, she's four months younger than Donna). Last week at a G2 she reached the QF in both singles (lost to the top seed in three) and doubles. As a result, this week she moved up 35 spots, from 229 to 194. First time in the top 200!
Jana gets next to no attention on this forum but seems quite promising.

This week she's at it again. At City of Florence G2 she beat the #4 seed Bogoliy (world #66) in two close sets--and Bogoliy is a year and a half older.

In doubles she and Chiesa won their R16 match. In the QF they'll play Konjuh/Lekaj.
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Jana lost the singles QF but in the doubles QF she and Chiesa beat Konjuh/Lekaj easily, 64 61
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Bernarda Pera (b. 1994) is playing this week at a G2 in Italy.

In R32 she destroyed Tina Bokhua, #329 junior in the world, 60 61. Then in R16 she demolished Storm Sanders, #109 and #5 seed, 63 60

Also, Bernarda is into the doubles SF.

With these results she'll move up in the rankings from 274 to ~200 And that's with just two tournaments
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i'm kind of surprised she's bothering to play juniors at this point...she kind of just skipped straight to the pros

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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^ Me too

That said, it's better that she be winning

She and partner lost in doubles SF 11-9 in the match TB to the #2 seeds but, more importantly, she won in singles QF. In the SF she plays a Q, so she has a decent shot at her second G1 or G2 final in a row.

Good luck!
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she's in the final

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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^ Excellent! With this, Bernarda will get a big push up in the rankings, from 274 to ~155
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Bernarda Pera won this week's G2 in Italy. She was pretty impressive, losing only 14 games in 5 matches:

1st round: Bernarda PERA (CRO) 6-0 6-1 Tina BOKHUA (RUS)
2nd Round: Bernarda PERA (CRO) 6-3 6-0 Storm SANDERS (AUS) [5]
Quarterfinal: Bernarda PERA (CRO) 6-3 6-2 Beatrice LOMBARDO (ITA)
Semifinal: Bernarda PERA (CRO) 6-1 6-0 Valeria PROSPERI (ITA)
Final: Bernarda PERA (CRO) 6-3 6-1 Ivana JOROVIC (SRB) [7]

In one tournament, Bernarda will cut her ranking almost exactly in half, from 274 to ~135-140

What's most impressive is that she'll be in the top 150 after only four "events" (ie, singles and doubles at two tournaments). There are no players ranked higher than her with fewer events.

Also, she's undefeated in singles this year: she has won all 11 matches she has played

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