13 yo Denik (born July 17, 2002) from I.ČLTK Praha is through to the final of the biggest U14 tournament in the world, Les Petits As!!
She is the 6th seed, and she beat (WC)Daniella Dimitrova 7-6(3) 6-2 in R1, Emilie Helde 4 & 4 in R2, 10th seed Avelina Sayfetdinova 1 & 2 in R3, top seed Daria Snigur 7-6(7) 6-3 in QF, and Ariana Arseneault 3-6 6-3 7-5 in SF today
She will face a very tough opponent in Ukrainian 3rd seed Marta Kostyuk (who won the U14 Eddie Herr and Orange Bowl at the end of last year and is on a 18-match winning streak) in the final tomorrow... But who knows what can happen in big finals like these. Hopefully both girls won't be annihilated by their nerves and there will be a real disputed match
Before Les Petits As, Denisa played 2 tournaments:
- G16 Tennisline Cup, where she made the SFs - she was the 3rd seed, beat qualifier Louisa Junghanns 4 & 4 in R1, qualifier Sabina Brichackova 3 & 4 in R2, and Denisa Hunkova 6-2 5-7 6-1 in QF, lost to 15 yo top seed and eventual champion Daniela Vismane (#135) 3 & 4 in SF
- G4 CLTK Cup last week, where she made the QFs - she received a MDWC there, beat 7th seed Eva Marie Voracek (#332) 6-4 6-7(6! 6-4 in R1 and qualifier Carole Monnet 3 & 4 in R2, lost to 15yo 3rd seed Karolina Berankova (CHR 214) in QF, 2 & 2
Last year , she won 3 singles titles - G14 Szczecin Cup, G16 TCF Purum Marianske Lazne, and G14 Jablonec Cup - 3/3 on finals.
It's gonna be a very interesting year