She's 15 yo (born Dec 6, 2000) and today she snatched a great win over 5th seed Sviatlana Pirazhenka (WTA 530, CHR 371) in Q2 of Minsk, 3-6 6-4 6-4 (she had a bye in Q1)
She will face Hanna Sokal (who is 2 years older and took out 14th seed Belova in 3 sets in Q2) tomorrow in Q3 for a spot in the MD - that's a great opportunity for a 25K MD appearance, davayyy!
Last week, she had a bye in Q1 and lost 1 & 4 to 4th seed Anna Kalinskaya in Q2... Anna went on to win the title yesterday.
In doubles she & her partner Katya Paulenka scored a great win: they beat E. Ianchuk/Paquet (both Top 350 players in singles) 2-6 6-3 [10-6] in R1
, before falling to 4th seeds Morgina/Pirazhenka in the next round, 2 & 2.
Hopefully they pair up again next week!
GL in singles & doubles, Shalya - for next week and furthermore!