14 yo Vanesa (born July 17, 2001) from Litvinov, who trains at I.ČLTK Praha, has had a great week in Poland, making the final of G2 Bytom Cup all the way from the qualies!
She was the 7th seed in qualies, had a bye in R1, and beat Dominika Paczena 2 & 1 in Q2, and 3rd seed Camille Verden Anderson 2 & 1 in Q3.
In the MD, she beat Nika Radisic 6-3 7-6(6) in R1, 8th seed Shou Na Mu (#188) 1-6 6-1 6-4 in R2, qualifier Clara Burel 7-6(3) 1-6 6-1 in QF, and Sabhyata Nihalini (who routined top seed and top 100 player Zhima Du in QF) 2 & 1 in SF
, lost 0 & 1 to 16 yo Barbora Matusova, who scored impressive wins in her previous matches (beat 2nd seed Ni Ma & 5th seed Kostyuk in straights in R2 & QF, double-bagelled 6th seed Morvayova in SF :scare
, in the final
This is her first singles final this year, her best performances before this week were a SF (at G4 Trnava), and 2 QF (at G4 Magnolia Cup, and at G4 ETC Cup) appearances.
Last year she won 1 singles title - G14 Pecs Junior Tennis Cup in Hungary (beating Anna Siskova 0 & 4 in the final) - out of the 3 finals she made (she lost to Ivana Sebestova at G16 ZLTC Cup final in Brno; and to Izabela Kunat at G16 TC Euroregion Nisa in Hradek Nad Nisou).
At the U14 European Championships, she reached the 4th round (she was the 11th seed, had a bye in R1, beat Luisa Meyer Auf Der Heide 6-0 7-6(3) in R2, and Vlada Zvereva 2 & 2 in R3, lost to Oona Orpana - who is a good player - 4 & 2 in R4).
Good luck to her for the rest of the year and afterwards!