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Iceland
Jun 4th, 2007, 01:25 PM
Time to open a thread about my favourite junior player.
She is born on 14.05.1993 and she is probably France's biggest hope.
She reached two times the QF in Les Petits As in Tarbes and she also won one Grade 3 title in Tunisia.

She is 259th in the juniors rank, which is quite impressive for such a young girl.
Kristina is very very tall for her age (more than 1m75) and she is known to hit amazing forehands. One of my friends who saw her playing compared her game to Mary's !!!

Iceland
Jun 4th, 2007, 01:37 PM
Some pictures :
http://www.lespetitsas.fr/photos/base/2007/tableaufinal/010220071131572006photosjarnofichiera098.jpg

http://www.lespetitsas.fr/photos/base/2007/tableaufinal/010220071131572006photosjarnofichiera101.jpg

http://www.lespetitsas.fr/photos/base/2007/tableaufinal/010220071131572006photosjarnofichiera093.jpg

http://www.lespetitsas.fr/photos/base/2007/tableaufinal/010220071131562006photosjarnofichiera087.jpg

Iceland
Jun 4th, 2007, 02:11 PM
I started the thread too early I know, but Kristina was making a great show during her match against Anastasia Pivovarova (number 2 in the juniors and number 561 on tour).
She lost 64 67(6) 60 in 2 hours and a half.
She was leading 50 in the second set, but she wasn't able to conclude it on her first occasions. She needed at least 8 SPs to take it. Then, Pivovarova who is physically stronger as born in 1990 showed all her experience to win the match. The last games were very close but Kristina wasn't able once again to take her occasions.

I hope she is not too disappointed. She really showed today how talented she is.
I am proud of her :hug: I hope some people will support her as well, she deserves it :).

Geoffrey91
Jun 4th, 2007, 04:40 PM
48 min is the time for the last set :eek: and it's a bagel !

Kristina seems to be a 17 years old player but she is only 14 :eek: !!


Good luck in doubles with Amandine (another 1993 player).

Iceland
Jun 4th, 2007, 05:24 PM
Definitely no luck with close matches.
Kristina and Amandine lost 76(6) 75 to Reka Zsilinska and Tyra Calderwood. :sad:
I don't know what is her next tournament.
Amandine is in the entry lists of some ITF tournaments (Montpellier and Marseille). I hope Kristina will ask a WC too.

Geoffrey91
Jun 4th, 2007, 05:41 PM
So after a 1991 generation a bit dissapointing, 1993 generation will be a great generation with Amandine, Juliette and Kristina.

Some many players who will become without doubt professional !

souam
Jun 4th, 2007, 08:41 PM
She looks very promissing! :D

adrienguerin
Jun 9th, 2007, 11:43 AM
Yes, she is very promissing, and she is a very good player. She is -2/6 and this year, she fought a lot of -30.... and she won a ITF tournament!!! ^^. And she is only 14!! She is the favorite to the France Championship 13-14!

améliemomo
Jun 9th, 2007, 11:57 AM
She reminds me a little bit of vaidisova in these pictures.She is tall!
is she serbian?parents?

no cause serbians are doing so well thes days:drool:

good luck to her and hopefully she will have a good carrier.:)

Iceland
Jun 9th, 2007, 12:33 PM
I am not sure but I would say that she has some Croatian origins.
Anyway, the French girls who come from Serbia Irena and Gracia are not very successful for the moment :lol: .
Yes Kristina is the favourite to take the title in the French Championships. If she reaches at least the last step, we will have a chance to see her as the FFT uploads all the finals. :)
But I have just discovered that the tournament is public and free. :woohoo: As I will be in holidays, I will try to come and watch her. :)

Iceland
Jun 22nd, 2007, 02:14 PM
As expected Kristina is playing Les Championnats de France 13/14 ans, where she is the favourite.
The draw is : here (http://www.ci.applipub-fft.fr/cipublic/tableau.do?dispatch=afficher&epr_iid=267). I don't see who can threaten her except Amandine Hesse, but they could meet only in final. I will be there for the QF or SF.
Good luck Kristina, win the title !! :D

Iceland
Jun 26th, 2007, 03:03 PM
Kristina is in SF :).
Her run till this step :
R1 : vs bye
R2 : def. Hubert 61 61
R3 : def. Collombon 60 61
QF : def. Deville 63 60

If the weather is nice tomorrow, I will try to come in RG and see her match. She is playing against Seateun who has some references, but once again, Kristina will probably destroy her.

Geoffrey91
Jun 27th, 2007, 12:25 PM
I have bad eyes or Amandine lost to Vernet 6/2 6/2 ???


Another great hope ?!!

Well done to her and :hug: to Amandine !


Kristina destroys every player !


In boys draw, Cedric Commin is favourite ! I played against him 4 years ago when he was still 30/2. I lost 6-1 6-4 !

Iceland
Jun 27th, 2007, 04:16 PM
Amandine's loss is indeed very unexpected, Vernet is not supposed to be as good as her. I guess that Kristina won't miss the opportunity now to take the title :p. She has been very impressive since the beginning of the week, that just confirms the idea I had of her. She is a future star ;).
This time, I will go to RG if it doesn't rain of course.

A little parenthesis : Léolia Jeanjean won the title in the 11/12 ans competition !! :)

Iceland
Jun 27th, 2007, 05:12 PM
The FFT wrote her profile for her final :

KRISTINA MLADENOVIC

(bat Charlène Seatun 6/0, 6/1 en demi-finales)
Née le 14 mai 1993 à Saint-Pol-sur-mer
1,82 m ; 60 kg :eek:
Droitière, revers à deux mains

Profil
Débuts : 7 ans
Classement français : -15 (intermédiaire)
Evolution du classement : 30/1 (2003), 15/4 (2004), 15/2 (intermédiaire 2004), 15 (2005), 4/6 (intermédiaire 2005), 1/6 (2006), -2/6 (intermédiaire 2006), -2/6 (2007)
Entraîneur actuel : Roch Vidal et Cyril Brechbuhl (physique) au pôle France de Roland-Garros
Entraîneurs précédents : Bernard Gombeau, Jean-Pierre Chombart, Jean-Paul Birou, Frédéric Jonas à la ligue des Flandres, et Jean Koffi en club.
Palmarès : vice-championne de France interligues 11 ans avec la ligue des Flandres, finaliste du Défi Tecnifibre en 2004, championne de France interligues 12 ans avec la ligue de Seine-et-Marne, vainqueur de l'Open des 10-12 du TCBB, du Passagespoirs et de la Raquette de Corail en 2005, finaliste du Défi Tecnifibre en 2005, quart de finaliste aux Petits As à Tarbes en 2006 et 2007, vainqueur du tournoi juniors de Sfax (Grade 3) en 2007.

Jeu
Surface favorite : "J'aime toutes les surfaces, mais je n'ai encore jamais joué sur gazon. Je me sens à l'aise sur terre battue".
Point fort : "Puissance au service"
Point à travailler : "Endurance physique"

Personnel
Club actuel : UMS Pontault Combault
Niveau d'études : passe en troisième (CNED)
Un frère de 11 ans
Hobbies : regarder des films, musique, internet, sports collectif, passer du temps en famille ou avec des amis.

Objectifs
2007 : "Je voulais faire beaucoup mieux aux Petits As. J'aimerais aussi améliorer mon classement ITF juniors, remporter les championnats de France et briller dans tous les tournois 14 ans et moins."
A long terme : "J'aimerais être numéro un mondiale, gagner des tournois du Grand Chelem et la Fed Cup".
Déclaration après la demi-finale : "Effectivement, ça s'est très bien passé en demi-finales. Mais ça ne s'est pas fait tout seul. Je fais beaucoup d'efforts et je prends toutes mes adversaires au sérieux. Elles n'ont rien à perdre. Moi je dois assumer mon statut de tête de série n°1. Pour l'instant je suis contente. Je n'ai pas de crainte pour la finale. Il faut juste que je sois aussi sérieuse face à Caroline qui est -2/6 que je l'ai été jusque-là".

Iceland
Jun 28th, 2007, 02:48 PM
Kristina won the title, 64 62 against Vernet ! :aparty: She is now Championne de France 13/14 ans in singles and doubles. I saw the match but I couldn't take pictures as my camera no longer had battery :rolleyes:.

First of all, she is really tall. It is very weird to hear a child voice in a woman body ! I have to say that I was impressed by her opponent who gave no points to Kristina in the first set. Caroline is a great fighter and an efficient counterpuncher. She has really many difficulties to hit a winner though and her serve is, in one word, awful.

Kristina has never been threatened by Caroline's game only by her consistency. She only had to stay focused and to cut down her number of unforced errors. Caroline couldn't play better than she did in the first set, it was logical to see her outplayed in the second set. Kristina has a very strong and fluent serve, I love her motion. She hit 3 aces, I think, for 3 DFs. She seems to a complete player even if she has to work on her net game ; still, she can hit some good dropshots and nice slices on the backhand. Her biggest weapon is her forehand (:hearts:) - which indeed is very close to Mary's, even if her backhand is not bad either. She makes mistakes of course, but this is quite normal as she is young and ... in final. I like the fact that she always stays calm ; she doesn't grunt, her tennis seems very natural. All the crowd was cheering for her with many "allez Kiki" :lol:, this was great but also a little bit sad for Caroline who is a cute girl.

Overall, Kristina was the better player. If she keeps on working hard and improving her physical condition, she will become for sure a star. She has everything to be successful.

Congrats ! :bigclap:

Iceland
Jun 28th, 2007, 02:52 PM
Mladenovic tient son rang

Tête de série n°1, Kristina Mladenovic (-15, Seine-et-Marne) avait fait du championnat de France 13-14 ans son objectif. Victorieuse 6/4, 6/2 de Caroline Vernet (-2/6, Lyonnais), elle a touché au but et remporté son premier titre national individuel.

"Je suis contente et fière de moi, car on attendait beaucoup de moi sur ce tournoi. J'ai dû assumer mon statut face à des joueuses relâchées qui n'avaient rien à perdre. Il a fallu rester concentrée, ne rien lâcher. Et ce n'est pas facile quand on est attendue. Alors je suis très heureuse de m'être imposée." A Roland-Garros, la grande Kristina (1,82 m) a en effet joint les actes à la parole. Le championnat 13-14 ans était un objectif prioritaire pour elle. Elle l'avait annoncé. Et elle a rempli son contrat.

Vernet revient de loin

Avec la manière. Au total, elle n'a laissé que treize jeux à ses cinq adversaires. "Dans ses quatre premiers matchs, elle a joué avec beaucoup d'intensité, a raconté Roch Vidal, qui l'entraîne depuis trois ans, dont deux au sein du pôle France de Roland-Garros. Elle a fait parler sa puissance au service et en fond de court, son atout principal. Kristina a ainsi réussi son meilleur match en demi-finales face à Charlène Seatun, qui ne lui a pris qu'un jeu." Elle a accompli ce joli parcours en appliquant une méthode : prendre chaque adversaire avec le plus grand sérieux.

Cette approche mentale lui a encore été bénéfique en finale. Elle y a retrouvé une "vieille" connaissance en la personne de Caroline Vernet, qu'elle affrontait régulièrement dans les matchs au sommet en 11 ans et 12 ans. Depuis la Lyonnaise, qui menait 3-1 dans leur tête-à-tête, avait perdu un peu de terrain. Pire, Vernet n'a pas pu jouer les six premiers mois de l'année à cause d'une maladie de croissance au dos, puis d'une intoxication alimentaire. Les médecins s'avouaient pessimistes sur ses chances de rejouer un jour. Mais elle a pu reprendre la compétition fin mai. Vernet a ainsi participé in extremis au tournoi grâce à une invitation, passant à deux points de la défaite en quarts contre Clara Lormeau (5/7, 6/1, 7/6) et éliminant la tête de série n°2 en demi-finales, Amandine Hesse (6/2, 6/2).

"Une grande envie de victoires"

A l'inverse, "Kiki", comme est surnommée Mladenovic, a, elle, affirmé son "leadership" sur la catégorie 13-14 ans cette année. Double quart de finaliste des Petits As (2006, 2007), elle a également conquis son premier titre juniors à Sfax (Grade 3). Dans le dernier match, Mladenovic a pourtant perdu à deux reprises son break d'avance face à la combative Caroline. Menée 4-3, elle a alors placé une terrible accélération, alignant dix jeux pour prendre le large 6/4, 4-0. Une avance suffisante, même si un petit relâchement l'a obligée à effacer une balle de 4-3.

Après 1h10 de jeu dans cette finale, un dernier coup droit de Vernet s'est échappé hors limite. Kristina a alors pu savourer le bonheur d'un premier titre national individuel (elle avait déjà remporté les championnats de France Interligues 12 ans avec la Seine-et-Marne). Sous les yeux de ses parents. Sportifs de haut niveau, ils lui offrent un précieux soutien. Son père et sa mère – aujourd'hui naturalisés français – ont représenté l'ex-Yougoslavie, respectivement en handball et en volley ball. A 43 ans, son papa Dragan garde d'ailleurs toujours les buts de Dijon en deuxième division.

Née à Saint-Pol-sur-mer le 14 mai 1993, Kristina souhaite se bâtir à son tour un beau palmarès, notamment lors des prochaines étapes : la coupe d'Europe 14 ans et moins, la BNP Paribas Cup du Stade Français, les championnats d'Europe 14 ans et moins, et quelques tournois juniors. "Elle a une grande envie de victoires", a confirmé Roch Vidal. De nouveaux "contrats" pour celle qui rêve de devenir un jour n°1 mondiale, de gagner Roland-Garros et la Fed Cup

Iceland
Jul 6th, 2007, 10:16 AM
Kristina is playing the European Summer Cup with Amandine :) and Charlène :tape:.
They got through the qualifying draw and are the 3rd seed in the main draw in Russia's section.
It is a real challenge for Kristina and one of her goals for 2007.

The results with the rank in the TENNIS EUROPE JUNIOR TOUR RANKING GIRLS 14&UNDER :

R1 vs Portugal
Amandine Hesse def. Patricia Martins (68th) 60 60 :drool: .
Kristina Mladenovic def. Barbara Luz (41th) 62 76(5) :yeah:.
Kristina Mladenovic/Charlène Seatun def. Barbara Luz/Margarida Moura 62 61.

R2 vs Switzerland
Amandine Hesse def. Samira Giger (178th) 61 62.
Kristina Mladenovic def. Mateja Kraljevic (20th) 76(1) 76(5) :).
Melina Gonzalez/Mateja Kraljevic def. Amandine Hesse/Kristina Mladenovic 61 63.

R3 vs Hungary
Amandine Hesse def. Blanka Szavay (102nd) 60 76(5).
Timea Babos (2nd) def. Kristina Mladenovic 63 36 63 :sad: .
Amandine Hesse/Kristina Mladenovic def. Timea Babos/Blanka Szavay 62 62 :yeah:.

The main draw starts today on San Remo and lasts for the whole week end.

Get the title :banana:.

Iceland
Jul 6th, 2007, 09:42 PM
The French girls are in SF ! :woohoo: They defeated the talented German team 2/1:

GERMANY vs FRANCE 1 - 2
Nina Wellnitz (391st) def. Amandine Hesse 75 57 63.
Kristina Mladenovic def. Christina Shakovets (28th) 61 ret.
Kristina Mladenovic/Charlène Seatun def. Julia Kimmelmann/Nina Wellnitz 60 61.

nouf
Jul 7th, 2007, 05:32 AM
j'etais aux championnats de france si tu veux que je mette des photos!

souam
Jul 7th, 2007, 10:12 AM
j'etais aux championnats de france si tu veux que je mette des photos!

Oui s'il te plaît! :bounce:

Who are they playing in SF?

nouf
Jul 7th, 2007, 04:09 PM
c'etait son 1er tour le dimanche

Geoffrey91
Jul 7th, 2007, 06:07 PM
http://www.fft.fr/Championnats-de-France/2007/video13ans-f.htm

Elle a les dents du bonheur :)

Iceland
Jul 8th, 2007, 08:49 PM
http://www.fft.fr/Championnats-de-France/2007/video13ans-f.htm

Elle a les dents du bonheur :)

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, I am on the video !!! :lol: It's true, you can see me in the crowd behind the umpire. Great video, thanks, she is so cute :).

Iceland
Jul 8th, 2007, 09:00 PM
Goal reached for Kristina !! The French team won the European Summer Cup !!!

FRANCE vs SLOVAK REPUBLIC 2-1
Jana Cepelova (10th) def. Amandine Hesse 75 64.
Kristina Mladenovic def. Vivien Juhaszova (5th) 64 62.
Kristina Mladenovic/Charlène Seatun def. Jana Cepelova/Michaela Meszarosova 62 60

Final : FRANCE vs RUSSIA 2-1
Amandine Hesse def. Polina Vinogradova (18th) 36 62 61.
Daria Gavrilova (8th) def. Kristina Mladenovic 75 75.
Kristina Mladenovic/Charlène Seatun def. Ksenia Kirillova/Daria Gavrilova 63 62.

Great job, it was very important for her. It's nice that she managed to immediately confirm after the Championne de France title.

Bravo les filles :aparty: !

Chris88
Jul 9th, 2007, 07:14 AM
http://www.fft.fr/Championnats-de-France/2007/video13ans-f.htm

Elle a les dents du bonheur :)

No offence, but she needs some serious dental work. :tape:

She is very pretty though. ;)

Geoffrey91
Jul 9th, 2007, 08:30 AM
No offence, but she needs some serious dental work. :tape:

She is very pretty though. ;)

She has teeth of hopiness like Yannick Noah ! Hope same fortune for her !


Antoine, c'est toi avec la casquette Adidas ?

Geoffrey91
Jul 9th, 2007, 08:33 AM
Ah moins que tu sois le gars au tee shirt gris qu'on voit lorsque Vernet fait son revers le long de la ligne ?

Iceland
Jul 9th, 2007, 08:41 AM
Ah moins que tu sois le gars au tee shirt gris qu'on voit lorsque Vernet fait son revers le long de la ligne ?

Oui, c'est ça, on me voit derrière la chaise d'arbitre quand ils montrent le public une fois que Vernet a fait son revers. Je suis sur la même rangée que le vieux avec son bêret (bonjour le cliché :tape: ).

Iceland
Jul 9th, 2007, 08:46 AM
I realized that Kristina has been very impressive in doubles during all the whole tournament. That's good to know, it can only help her to improve her game. But that's true that her scorelines have been a little bit disappointing except against Juhaszova. At least, we can say this title belongs to the whole team, they all deserved it as a collective job :).

Kristina will play a junior tournament (G1) in Austria later on July.

nouf
Jul 11th, 2007, 07:00 AM
krtistina is playing the bnp parisbas cup.http://www.worldclasstennistour.com/docs/tableau-girls-main-2007.pdf
i think go there tomorrow i hope she wins today.
plus d'infos et de photos sur www.tennisphotos.org

Iceland
Jul 11th, 2007, 08:41 AM
Thank you Nouf, I didn't know she was going to play there. She has a very busy schedule for the Summer, I hope she stays healthy before everything.

Léolia won a match there, it's not bad at all considering that she is one of the youngest player in the tournament. Amandine & Kristina have not been given a clement draw, they will have to face the two top seeds very quickly if they want to go far.

Nice start for Kristina, I love when she gives double bagels :drool: . Allez Kiki, win the title !

nouf
Jul 11th, 2007, 11:47 AM
pour info leolia était blessée la smeaine dernière au mondial paris cadet je pense que ca a du jouer sur ses matches de cette semaine

Iceland
Jul 11th, 2007, 11:52 AM
pour info leolia était blessée la smeaine dernière au mondial paris cadet je pense que ca a du jouer sur ses matches de cette semaine

C'est elle Nouf que tu considères comme la nouvelle Tatiana Golovin ? :D
J'ai vu ça en effet, la pauvre, j'espère que c'est sans importance parce qu'elle a un talent énorme, il ne faudrait pas que ça freine sa progression.

Iceland
Jul 11th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Kristina secured a place in the 3rd round after a 62 63 win over the 38th player :D. She faces now Stoica, the 8th seed. Gavrilova is still alive too but lost a set.
Amandine destroyed a German girl 61 60 :drool: and faces now the top seed Jennifer Ren. I think she can win.
They are the last French players remaining, keep going !!!

nouf
Jul 11th, 2007, 07:59 PM
oui leolia a un gros potentiel devrait être classée bientôt -15 à 12ans et demi! :-)
j'espere arriver demain à temps pour au moins les 3ème matches.
je veux voir hesse mladenovic et surtout gavrilova

Iceland
Jul 11th, 2007, 08:49 PM
Dis-nous comment elles jouent s'il-te-plaît, ça serait très sympa ! :)

nouf
Jul 11th, 2007, 09:04 PM
une petite video si j'arrive a temps

Iceland
Jul 11th, 2007, 09:29 PM
Super :yeah:.

nouf
Jul 12th, 2007, 07:02 PM
désolé iceland je suis arrivé trop tard,je quitte mon taff plus tôt le jeudi mais le temps d'y aller et de faire les 3km à pied (genre je vais payer 4€ pour rentrer en bagnole) du domaine de st cloud ben les matches étaient finit, j'ai rencontré amandine à qui j'ai dit bonjour et vu comment elle rigolait j'ai compris de suite k'elle avait gagné! lol enfin j'ai eu ma chtite russe gavrilova ,c déja ca dommage pour la défaite de kristina.

Iceland
Jul 12th, 2007, 10:44 PM
Yes, it's really incredible. Not even a fight :sad:.
I am still very happy for Amandine, she can be very impressive when she wants. I hope she wins it all now. ;)

nouf
Jul 13th, 2007, 08:22 PM
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1478/champfr07mladenovickrislw7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Iceland
Jul 16th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Kristina will play a Grade 3 tournament in Czech Republic. She will be seeded :).
Timea Babos will be there too, two weeks ago, she defeated Kristina in three sets. She is surely her toughest opponent in the field.

Good luck !!

Geoffrey91
Jul 21st, 2007, 08:50 PM
Kristina will play her second final this year !

She defeated the second seed :bounce:

Iceland
Jul 24th, 2007, 11:01 PM
Yay, Kristina is finally playing at the level we expected from her ! :D
She secured her second Grade 3 title of the year in Czech Republic with a 36 62 60 victory. This was the only time she lost a set during the whole tournament, but she finished on a lovely note.

She is getting closer to the top 200 now, she is currently at the 212nd rank and thus, she is among the best ranked 1993 players :). She is playing now the European Championships 14y.o, sadly she is not seeded there. Her draw could have been worse considering this handicap, but remains still very tough :

Melis Sezer (8) vs Victoria Tomova
Saana Saartenein vs Kaarina Karema
Daniella Kyprianides vs Julija Kulibaba
Elina Svitolina vs Iveta Dapkute (12)

Ilona Kremen (13) vs Jessica Ren
Kristina Mladenovic vs Pilar Dominguez
Despina Papamichail vs Ingrid Radu
Veronika Zavodska vs Ksenia Kirillova (2)

Allez Kiki !! :D Don't stop winning !

Iceland
Jul 25th, 2007, 02:10 PM
Kristina def. Dominguez 63 60 :yeah:. Another bagel !! :)
She will play Jessica Ren who got through as expected.

Iceland
Jul 26th, 2007, 09:39 AM
Kristina def. Jessica Ren 63 64 :yeah::woohoo:. She also advanced in the double draw with Amandine thanks to a W/O.
She faces now the second seed Kirillova who got through her match winning 75 in the third for the second consecutive time.

Kristina can make it, allez !!!! :bounce:

Iceland
Jul 26th, 2007, 05:57 PM
Kristina is in QF :aparty:. She defeated the second seed Ksenia Kirillova (290th in the junior ranking) 63 36 61 :D.

The QF line-up :

Vivien Juhaszova (1) SVK vs Nastja Kolar (11) SLO
Timea Babos (3) HUN vs Silvija Njiric (6)
Aleksandra Krunic (5) SRB vs Martina Trevisan (4) ITA
Iveta Dapkute (12) LTU vs Kristina Mladenovic FRA

The next round shouldn't be too difficult. Dapkute took advantage of an easy draw, Kristina should theoretically get through without much problems. She is still 507th in the junior ranks. Keep going Kiki !!!!

We have two French girls in QF of the European Championships in two different draws :yeah:.

Iceland
Jul 27th, 2007, 04:11 PM
Kristina reaches the SF with a devastating victory over Dapkute 62 60 :D:yeah:. Amazing tournament so far, she is so close to the title ... Allez Kristina, two more wins please !
Her next opponent will be Martina Trevisan who upset Krunic. This time, it will be a real challenge, she is one of the toughest players she could face. She is having a wonderful week too and her talent seems to be very promising as well.

Good luck !!!!

nouf
Jul 27th, 2007, 04:32 PM
allez kristina! :-)

Iceland
Jul 28th, 2007, 06:54 PM
SF : Kristina def. Martina Trevisan (4) 62 16 63 :D.

Kristina reaches the final :aparty::woohoo: !!!! What a summer for her, right after the Championne de France 14y.o, the European Summer Cup 14y.o and the Grade 3 titles, here comes a new final !
I am so happy, everything seems to be going in the right direction ! That's so promising for the future ! :D
Kristina faces now Vivien Juhaszova, the first seed ... I am hoping for a repetition of the 64 62 upset that happened in the European Summer Cup.

Allez !!!!

Iceland
Jul 29th, 2007, 05:25 PM
Kristina won 64 62, defeating the number one seed Vivien Juhaszova with the same scoreline as last time. :worship:

Amazing tournament for Kristina, she is almost winning everything ! I have no words ... keep impressing us, we are waiting for you ! Congrats :D.

Iceland
Jul 31st, 2007, 09:28 AM
http://www.tenniseurope.org/images/junior/mladenovic.jpg

Finally, a new picture of Kristina ! :D

Geoffrey91
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:37 PM
Kristina is playing " championnat de France 2eme Série ".

If she wins it, she'll become soon professional.

Geoffrey91
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:39 PM
She won her first round against Dadot Morgane (classée 1/6) 6/0 6/3 !

Next, she'll face to Estelle Guisard :scared:

Estelle Guisard beat Alizé Cornet last year in final of "Championnat de France 15/16ans"

nouf
Aug 26th, 2007, 01:02 AM
j'ai été voir kristina apres son match! je lui ai demandé un portrait! :-)
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/184/mladenovickristina01thyn8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Iceland
Aug 26th, 2007, 08:23 AM
Very nice picture, thanks Nouf :).

Good idea to play le "Crit" ! Kristina is doing the right thing, she has to play against older players more often. Guisard is a pretty nice test, if she can beat her, it would mean that she has the level to play her first ITFs !
Allez Kristina :D, bonne chance.

Iceland
Aug 27th, 2007, 09:27 AM
Kristina lost 60 62, I thought she would do better than that. She is therefore not ready yet !
She entered a Grade 3 tournament in Serbia which will begin on the 11th of Sept.

nouf
Aug 27th, 2007, 10:25 AM
pour info j'étais au match, kristina a bien joué mais guisard était trop forte elle remettait tout! Kristina a pas su conclure les points importants mais bon ca promet pour l'avenir.
je mettrais quelques vidéos de kristina sur mon site bientôt comme j'avais prommis!

nouf
Sep 11th, 2007, 08:19 PM
videos de kristina au championnats de france 2007
http://www.tennisphotos.org/videos-tennis/championnats-de-france-2007-videos/

Iceland
Sep 13th, 2007, 06:48 PM
Kristina advanced in her tournament in Pancevo (Grade 3). :D:yeah:

She defeated Anastasia Mukhametova (http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/tournaments/players/player.asp?player=100077610) (6) 6-3 6-4 and then Veronika Domagala (POL) 6-7(3) 6-1 6-4.

Allez, allez !

Iceland
Sep 16th, 2007, 06:39 AM
QF : Kristina MLADENOVIC (FRA) d. Karen BARBAT (DEN) 60 64
SF : Kristina MLADENOVIC (FRA) d. Elena BOGDAN (ROU) (1) 63 62
F : Marija MIRKOVIC (AUS) d. Kristina MLADENOVIC (FRA) 75 62

Great tournament for Kiki with her first victory over a top 100 girl ! :yeah:
She should advance in the top 200 now. I just hope she improves her ranking quickly so as to enter the Grand Slams as soon as possible.

Keep going !!!! :):bounce:

améliemomo
Sep 16th, 2007, 12:05 PM
salut iceland:)

j'ai regardé les videos postés surce topic et c'est vrai que kristina semble très prometteuse.Elle a 14 ans c'est ça?Elle fait déja "mature".
J'espère qu'elle va continuer de progresser.;)

willrock
Sep 16th, 2007, 01:09 PM
Oui très prometteuse, Kristina!
Grace a cette finale en simple (comme en double!) dans ce tournoi, elle va s'approcher du top 100 juniors (elle devrait etre 120ème demain).
Etant née en mai 93, elle sera meme la plus jeune joueuse du "top120" !!!

nouf
Sep 17th, 2007, 08:21 PM
très grande surtout pour son age!

Iceland
Sep 17th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Kristina is 138th this week thanks to the two finals :yeah:.

Iceland
Sep 20th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Kristina has a MD WC for Clermont-Ferrand (10.000$) :banana::woohoo::hearts::bowdown:!!!!!

First ITF for Kiki, I am so happy for her! Important time in her carrier, let's pray for a good run! I would really love if she started with a win.
Allez Kristina!!!

nouf
Sep 20th, 2007, 10:06 PM
iceland, Kristina passe en ce moment des tests physiques à roland garros, elle ira normalement aux usa et amérique du sud.

Iceland
Sep 20th, 2007, 10:18 PM
iceland, Kristina passe en ce moment des tests physiques à roland garros, elle ira normalement aux usa et amérique du sud.

C'est-à-dire? Dans un futur proche ou sur le long terme?
Clermont est toujours à son programme, ou bien elle part déjà pour jouer des tournois juniors en Amérique?

J'ai vu qu'elle était WC sur tenniseurope.com, mais si tu as son programme, n'hésite pas à la poster, ça m'intéresse beaucoup en tout cas ;)!

nouf
Sep 20th, 2007, 10:33 PM
j'essaierais de te le donner mais je vais au luxembourg donc dans 1 semaine

Geoffrey91
Sep 21st, 2007, 06:25 PM
Give your best Kiki !

We already love you !

Iceland
Sep 22nd, 2007, 09:52 PM
Decent draw in Clermont!

Nicole Riner (6) vs Nelly Ciolkowski (WC)
Q vs Q
Kristina Mladenovic (WC) vs Q
Julie Verdy (WC) vs Audrey Bergot (2)

At least, a big opportunity to win a match! Allez Kristina, give your best!!!! :bounce:

Just Do It
Sep 23rd, 2007, 10:27 AM
Good luck :yeah:

Iceland
Sep 23rd, 2007, 07:27 PM
Kristina plays Goele Lemmens in the first round. The Belgian girl has won 4 matches since March, definitely winnable. Allez! :):bounce:

Iceland
Sep 24th, 2007, 02:39 PM
Kristina plays tomorrow, third on Central Court! :)
This tournament is hard indoors BTW.

Allez !!! :bounce:

Iceland
Sep 25th, 2007, 03:47 PM
Kristina won 63 64!! :yeah: :woohoo: How great to begin her adventure on the WTA circuit with a win!
She will have a more serious test tomorrow as she faces the number 2 seed Audrey Bergot.

Good luck Kristina!! :D

Geoffrey91
Sep 25th, 2007, 04:07 PM
Well done Kristina ! It's the beginning of her great career !! Now try to make better than against Guisard :help:

daniela86
Sep 25th, 2007, 11:29 PM
Very nice beginning :yeah: :) Congrats Kristina :D :bounce: Allez! :rocker2:

Iceland
Sep 26th, 2007, 06:43 PM
Sadly, the adventure ends in the second round. She lost 63 61 against Audrey Bergot (2) in one hour :sad:. But nothing to be ashamed of, Audrey has just reached the final of a 10k last week and is among the top 500.

Good luck in juniors now! :D Take your time to go on the pro tour ;).

daniela86
Sep 27th, 2007, 05:33 PM
What a pity :sad: but she still had a good tournament and I'm sure it was a great experience for her. :D Good luck in juniors now :hug:

nouf
Sep 27th, 2007, 06:53 PM
j'ai discuté un peu avec kristina
donc elle est en vacances maintenant et apres elle part aux etats unis avec amandine :-)
une autre petite info elle change de sponsor et passe chez lacoste, la nouvelle golovin?

Geoffrey91
Sep 30th, 2007, 08:53 AM
http://www.virusphoto.com/imagehosting/146d2eadc0f88f.jpg

Beautiful pic !

shakovets
Oct 6th, 2007, 11:31 AM
hey waz...up,..i am christina shakovts and i played against kristina at the summer cup in san remo ,..im fromgermany ok,...she is a very good player she can play hard balls and shes got a good serve,.....i think...she could be a very good professionall tennis player,...actually ......love :-)

1000
Nov 20th, 2007, 05:46 PM
How are your other results been so far shakovets?

Iceland
Nov 20th, 2007, 09:12 PM
Hum this is a thread about Kristina not about Shakovets ;). If you want details, send her a PM.

Iceland
Nov 23rd, 2007, 02:49 PM
Kristina plays Eddie Herr Championships (G1), let it be the first step of the big carrier :yeah:.
But more concrete things first, she has to go through the qualies. ^^

Here is her part of the draw:

Kristina Mladenovic (1) vs Katarina Gajic
Barbara Bonic vs Sachie Ishizu
Cassandra Kalivas vs Lea Bereszlenyi
Alexandra C Anghelescu vs Andrea Konjuh (2)

The first two rounds shouldn't be a problem. Konjuh would be tougher, but Kristina already defeated her 76 76 earlier in the year.

Allez Kristina!!!! :bounce:

nouf
Nov 23rd, 2007, 04:12 PM
je l'ai eu tout à l'heure elle était avec amandine! :-)

Iceland
Nov 23rd, 2007, 09:03 PM
Kristina burst into the second round with a perfect win 60 60 over Gajic. :cool::yeah::hearts:
Cmon Kiki!!!!!!!!!!!

Iceland
Nov 23rd, 2007, 09:28 PM
Konjuh is already out actually beaten by Anghelescu.
I don't know if it's better or not, the American girl has had good results lately but Kristina should defeat her.
Still a match before to win though ^^.

Iceland
Nov 24th, 2007, 07:29 AM
Kristina will play against Barbara Bonic, a 1992 born Serbian player. She barely played on the juniors circuit, only 2 losses against Chernyakova & Ramialison. So this means that this is no danger for Kiki. ;)


GOOD LUCK!!!! :rocker:

Iceland
Nov 25th, 2007, 06:58 AM
No danger, but a little alert still, Kristina won 75 63 against Bonic but at least she did it!! :yeah:
Now she faces Alexandra Anghelescu who won her second round with a double bagel. Theoretically, Kristina should qualify, the last loss of the American player is against Hana Tomljanovic who is not a particular talent.

Allez Kiki!!! :bounce:

1000
Nov 25th, 2007, 12:44 PM
Congrats Kristina on your continued fabulous results

Iceland
Nov 26th, 2007, 06:43 AM
Kristina qualified thanks to a 63 62 victory over Anghelescu :yeah:. She did really a great job so far, losing only 13 games :).
I think she showed already she is worth of top 100. She has quite a good draw, at least, very interesting:

Tamaryn Hendler (9) vs Danielle Mills (Q)
Kristina Mladenovic (Q) vs Ioana Ivan
Tara Moore vs Milana Spremo
Lyudmyla Kichenok vs Elena Chernyakova (6)

I really think that Kristina can reach the QF. Ivan is a top 70 player that shouldn't bother her much, she had losses against Burnett, Voicu or Rus. Kristina has already played 3 matches in addition, she is definitely the favourite.
And then Hendler, who doesn't impress me, she has been pretty terrible lately in juniors.

This is show time, Kristina :woohoo:! Allez!!!!

améliemomo
Nov 26th, 2007, 04:43 PM
sorry but I dont know,what is this tournament in which kristina is playing...

can you tell me please:)

Iceland
Nov 26th, 2007, 05:29 PM
Kristina plays the Eddie Herr Championships (a Grade 1 junior tournament), a big one which is just before the Orange Bowl.

Iceland
Nov 26th, 2007, 08:48 PM
Kristina lost 60 64. Seriously, I don't understand how this happened :(:(:(:(

Geoffrey91
Nov 26th, 2007, 08:51 PM
Very dissapointing result. I need more informations to understand how she lost.

Hope she could make better next week !

Michael Pemulis
Nov 27th, 2007, 10:00 AM
Did any of you talk with Kristina ??? It' a hard to explain and very disappointing loss. Maybe she was too tired afterwards 3 day of Qualies.

nouf
Nov 27th, 2007, 10:07 AM
i will have informations on her match i will ask to kristina

Iceland
Nov 27th, 2007, 10:26 AM
Did any of you talk with Kristina ??? It' a hard to explain and very disappointing loss. Maybe she was too tired afterwards 3 day of Qualies.

I have just discovered your blog few days ago making some research about Kristina & now I realize you're a poster here! Thus, I can tell you I really like it a lot & all the care you're showing towards Kristina. Keep supporting her ;).

Kristina often said that her physical condition is not her best asset, so perhaps she was too tired ... Same thing happened in this Austrian junior tournament in the Summer, she came out of the qualies, had to play one match per day & then lost very poorly to Nadja Roma.

Nouf will tell us more ;)

Michael Pemulis
Nov 27th, 2007, 01:49 PM
I have just discovered your blog few days ago making some research about Kristina & now I realize you're a poster here! Thus, I can tell you I really like it a lot & all the care you're showing towards Kristina. Keep supporting her ;).

Kristina often said that her physical condition is not her best asset, so perhaps she was too tired ... Same thing happened in this Austrian junior tournament in the Summer, she came out of the qualies, had to play one match per day & then lost very poorly to Nadja Roma.

Nouf will tell us more ;)

Thanks a lot! I always supported players loaded with god-given talent and always thought Kristina has it. That's about it.

améliemomo
Nov 27th, 2007, 06:01 PM
will do better next time kristina:)

she is just 14, she seems older but no,need some time to build up.;)

Iceland
Nov 28th, 2007, 06:44 AM
Yes, you're surely right. But she is so precocious that you want her to enjoy success already ^^

Kristina has a chance to do better in doubles.
She plays with Bojana Jovanovski and they face Richel Hogenkamp & Lesley Kerkhove.
Allez!

Iceland
Dec 1st, 2007, 07:42 AM
Kristina lost in the 2nd round of the doubles, but we don't care 'cause it's time for the Orange Bowl :D

Iceland
Dec 1st, 2007, 07:55 AM
Here is the qualifying draw ;):

Kristina Mladenovic (7) vs Lauren Embree (WC)
Charlotte Rodier vs Laura-Zsofia Biro
Olivia Janowicz (WC) vs Brittany Wowchuk
Kelsey Suldaram vs Maryna Zanevska (12)

A not so easy draw in my opinion, I still see her in MD but it won't be as easy as in the Eddie Herr I think. Rodier's level is a mystery, she can make great surprises & Zanevska is a talented 1993 girl just as Kiki.

Allez Kristina, give yourself a chance of competing with the best please! :bounce:

Iceland
Dec 1st, 2007, 08:09 AM
Just two further informations:
- Alexandra Anghelescu, the girl that Kristina defeated 63 62 in the R3 of qualies, reached the 3rd round in MD, falling against Kasia Piter 76 46 63 :eek:. At least a consolation for Kristina, it was apparently an excellent win.
- Kristina committed to a Grade 1 tournament in Mexico next week. She will surely play the Casablanca Cup (Grade A) which is two weeks after.

It would be great if she managed to enter AO's qualies :D!

améliemomo
Dec 1st, 2007, 09:24 AM
Thank you Iceland for updating kristina news,quand tu dis qu'elle pourrait peut etre se qualifier pour jouer l'AO,enfin les qualifs,tu parles de l'open d'Australie junior?
cest quoi son classement réel à kistina au jour d'aujourdhui?

Iceland
Dec 1st, 2007, 10:10 AM
Thank you Iceland for updating kristina news,quand tu dis qu'elle pourrait peut etre se qualifier pour jouer l'AO,enfin les qualifs,tu parles de l'open d'Australie junior?
cest quoi son classement réel à kistina au jour d'aujourdhui?

Yes, I was refering to the juniors AO ;). She is 154th this week. I don't know if getting out of qualies will give her any points. :unsure: I had a look & Rodier earned nothing last year :( I hope she breaks top 100 before the end of the year so that she can play AO.

Sinon, je ne sais pas trop ce que tu entends par classement réel, donc en vrac, elle est non classée à la WTA en n'ayant joué qu'un tournoi 10.000$ où elle a perdu au second tour. Autrement, au classement français, elle est -30 je crois. :)

améliemomo
Dec 1st, 2007, 10:39 AM
ah merci pour les infos,quand je parle de classement réel c'est celui qu'elle a au jour d'aujourdhui
je vois qu'elle aime vraiment beaucoup jouer au tennis,c'est clair que ce serait bien qu'elle progresse et soit parmi les 100 chez les juniors pour qu'elle puisse déja à son age jouer un tournoi du grand chelem,ça ne peut que lui apporter encore plus de motivation et d'entousiasme pour la suite.
Je ne suis pas trop le circuit junior mais c'est clair que c'est un passage obligé pour se construire avant de balancer sur le grand circuit.

mais bon, elle y est pas encore même si tu dis quelle est précoce et possède les qualités pour devenir une grande joueuse,il y a tellement de choses qui rentrent en ligne de compte...
je lui souhaite une vraiment belle progression,beaucoup de succes et surtout de faire les bons choix aux bons moments pour devenir de plus en plus forte et viser le top.

Tiens nous au courant:) :wavey:

Iceland
Dec 1st, 2007, 09:15 PM
Apparently Kristina lost 76 61 to Lauren Embree who had good results on pro tour. Still it's a disappointing loss, first time that she gets defeated by somebody who has a lower rank than her :sad:.
I am hoping for a good reaction in Mexico ...

nouf
Dec 1st, 2007, 09:21 PM
kristina is very sad! :-/

Iceland
Dec 1st, 2007, 09:28 PM
Poor Kristina :hug:, it's nothing really serious, she shouldn't be too hard on herself, she's still very young. We are not asking her to be a Sharapova.
Relativise Kristina, c'est ton premier échec, ça arrive à tout le monde. Faut pas en faire un blocage. Il te reste deux chances de briller au Mexique ;).

Iceland
Dec 4th, 2007, 06:45 AM
Kristina is playing doubles in the Orange Bowl, so she has another chance to do well :D. Doubles get points for her ranking as well ;).
She is partnering again Jovanovski & has a tough first match against the duo Orlik/Zaniewska.

Allez Kristina! :D

améliemomo
Dec 4th, 2007, 10:38 AM
Its good to play doubles like kristina does it now at such a young age, I was looking at the szavay profil on the opengazdefrance web site,and I was surprised about szavay palmares and that she won many doubles tournaments
when you see how well she play today,you can just advice kristina to play as much double as possible.:)

Geoffrey91
Dec 4th, 2007, 04:20 PM
Good luck Kristina in double :)

Orlik/Zaniewska are tough opponents but it's still possible :)

Iceland
Dec 5th, 2007, 06:51 AM
Kristina still alive in doubles :D!!
She won with Bojana 46 76(3) 76(5)! Brilliant fight, this is good news for her confidence!
Now they will have to defeat Astrugo & Spremo to reach QF!

Bravo & all the best for tomorrow!

Geoffrey91
Dec 5th, 2007, 03:50 PM
It's a real good win !

Next round is winnable :)

Iceland
Dec 7th, 2007, 02:51 PM
Kristina & Bojana in QF of the double draw : they won 62 60 against Astrugo/Spremo.
Great scoreline, they absolutely gave no chances :yeah:!

Good luck, it's going to be tough against Oudin/Cecil. But this title is for them :angel:.

Iceland
Dec 8th, 2007, 07:54 AM
Kristina & Bojana lost 16 64 06 :awww::sad:

Iceland
Dec 10th, 2007, 10:05 PM
Kristina is 135th ths week, still a nice progression thanks to her QF result in the double competition :yeah:. It was indeed worth to play it! She plays in Mexico this week her last event of the year which has already been so great for her. She hopes to enter the AO junior draw in 2008, she will go there to play the warm-up events anyway. ;)

Her draw in the Yucatan World Cup 2007 (Grade 1):
Tamaryn Hendler (5) vs Caroline Magnusson
Olivia Bennett vs Malou Ejdesgaard
Nicole Smith vs Kim Alice Grajdek
Vanda Lukacs vs Kristina Mladenovic (14)

Interesting draw in my opinion. I am still looking forward to a new match against a well-known player so that she can show her true colours once more!
She started well the competition with a perfect 61 60 win over the Hungarian player ranked in the top 300. Well done Kristina, finish well the year :yeah:! Get into top 100 :angel:.
Thanks to Nouf for the updates! ;)

améliemomo
Dec 11th, 2007, 01:16 PM
allez kristina, go to the top100,earn points to do it,WIN!

Iceland
Dec 12th, 2007, 05:57 AM
Two wins combo for Kristina :banana:
def. Kim Alice Grajdek 62 63
def. Bobic/Frederika 60 61 (w/ Hendler)

Congrats! Now she faces her double partner, Hendler, for a match which will surely be tough. Hope Kristina scores her first upset here! :bounce:

améliemomo
Dec 12th, 2007, 12:42 PM
kristina still alive there:D

congrats to her combo wins;)allez!

Iceland
Dec 13th, 2007, 04:34 PM
Tamaryn defeated Kristina yesterday 64 64 :sad:. Still a good fight compared to her previous losses. :hug:
The positive news is that they are in QF in doubles. Some points to earn then! ^^ They face the talented pair Halep/Damaschin. Allez!

Iceland
Dec 14th, 2007, 02:18 PM
Kristina & Tamaryn won 64 62, they have yet to drop a set :eek::yeah:! Well done, very good win that will provide precious points! Next are Chernyakova & Curtis who only lost 6 games so far. It will be extremely tough on paper but go for the title girls! :bounce:

Iceland
Dec 15th, 2007, 09:42 AM
Kristina & Tammy lost 06 62 64 :sad:. Close one against 2 girls much older than them & also better ranked. It can only be a great experience for Kiki :D. I am really happy about these good double results, it will obviously help her if she can volley well & develop her tactical sense.

Some good news now, Kristina will play 2 tournaments in Australia : a Grade 1 where she is 3 spots away from MD .... and the junior Australian Open where she is in qualies!!! The field is so poor (apart of Coco Vandeweghe) so this means that Kristina has huge chances to qualify!
Allez :bounce:!!!!!!

Iceland
Dec 17th, 2007, 03:01 PM
Kristina finishes the year in top 100 :worship:. She is 94th this week :yeah:. I am hoping for an even greater 2008!
Merry Christmas Kristina, you're just amazing! ;)

nouf
Dec 21st, 2007, 07:57 AM
iceland te fatigue pas kristina ne connait ke wtatour.fr lol

Iceland
Jan 11th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Kristina is already back on the courts ready to rock Australia!!! I hope she had a nice Christmas holidays and that she will shine in the Australian heat! :)
Her draw in Melbourne for the Nottinghill ITF 2008 tournament (Grade 1):

Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (4) vs Anastasia Grymalska
Milana Spremo vs Chen Astrugo
Kristina Mladenovic vs Hayley Ericksen (WC)
Elena Bogdan vs Misaki Doi (16)

Nice chances to reach 4th round and more! Should be an interesting test for Kristina as regards her AO preparation!

Iceland
Jan 12th, 2008, 09:45 AM
Kristina had to fight for her first match against a player she should have normally destroyed. She won 46 64 61 and plays against Elena Bogdan. In their last meeting, Kristina defeated her easily. :)
I am sure that she is not really ready, perhaps not used to the tough conditions or with the time change ... Hope she plays as many matches as possible. Allez!

Iceland
Jan 13th, 2008, 08:34 AM
Kristina continues her tournament, she destroyed Elena Bogdan (61th) who is having good results this year, 63 60! Only her second top 100 win and against the same opponent :lol:! My fears of yesterday are completely gone, congrats Kristina, already a good tournament :).
Now she faces Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, 15th. Serious challenge! Good luck!
Kristina is 86th this week BTW & will advance more :banana:!

Iceland
Jan 15th, 2008, 04:24 AM
Noppawan defeated Kristina 46 75 64 :sad::awww: First big fight of the year, still no big win though :( Congrats on trying!
Good luck for AO's qualies!

Iceland
Jan 19th, 2008, 07:33 AM
Kristina is playing the Australian Open :woohoo:

First MD direct acceptance for her, yay! Go Kristina!!!!!
Here is the (difficult) draw :

Arantxa Rus (14) vs Sandra Zaniewska
Monika Wejnert (WC) vs Kristina Mladenovic
Sally Peers vs Anastasia Grymalska
Alexandra Damaschin vs Madison Brengle (4)

God it's really not a gift this draw. She has a good shot at winning her first round, but she has to take care. Wejnert is in good form, she reached the QF at Nottinghill as a WC as well. She might be very dangerous :unsure:.
Kristina is playing tomorrow on court 10 in 4th position.

ALLEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Iceland
Jan 20th, 2008, 06:20 AM
First step completed and for the first time, Kristina wins a match in a Grand Slam in one hour, 64 62 against the talented Wejnert! I am so happy for her!! She really had to work for this win because despite a great start (4/1), Kristina let her opponent come back wasting GPs for a 5/2 lead, then she had to save BPs at 4/4.
Good job Kristina :yeah:.

We have some stats from the match:
First serve % = 55%
One ace, 2 DFs
Winning % on 1st serve : 72%, on 2nd serve : 42%
5 BPs won out of 8, got broken twice.

Allez Kristina, give all you have against Arantxa Rus! :bounce:

TatiNovic
Jan 20th, 2008, 07:09 AM
Good job Kristina!!!

Iceland
Jan 22nd, 2008, 12:32 AM
Once again Kristina falls early in singles :sad:. Rus won 60 75. Kristina was simply not there in the first set, but she started to fight more in the 2nd. Actually she came pretty close to win it as she had 6 GPs to lead 5/4 and 6/5. But she wasted her occasions. It's the feeling I have at the end of the match, she could have done better had she played better the key points. It's really something she has to work on, it's not the first time it has happened.

Nice try Kristina. Hope you win those matches soon.
Good luck in doubles :hug:.

Natash.
Jan 22nd, 2008, 01:18 AM
Against a more experienced player who's had success on the ITF Tour. She'll have her time I think. Still really young.

daniela86
Feb 1st, 2008, 03:51 PM
Kristina received a WC for the qualies in Paris :banana: :rocker2:
Here is her draw :

(3)PIRONKOVA, Tsvetana vs FORETZ, Stephanie
KVITOVA, Petra vs (WC)MLADENOVIC, Kristina
COHEN-ALORO, Stephanie vs JIDKOVA, Alina
(WC)SFAR, Selima vs (8)BREMOND, Severine

It should be a great experience for her. I don't expect her to win but Kvitova didn't play many WTA tournaments and she tends to do better in ITFs so you never know :) Do your best,Kristina :rocker: :rocker2: :rocker: and let's hope the match will be close :) Allez!! :rocker:
Bad draw for you Iceland :awww: :hug:

Iceland
Feb 1st, 2008, 04:11 PM
Oh well, I am so excited & disappointed ATM that I don't care about the draw! :sad:
I had tickets for tomorrow but because of this stupid schedule, I will miss her match, I can only stay till 16.30. I have no reason to come now .... Still it's awesome for her that she has a WC already!!! She has no choice now she has to win for me so that I can see her on Sunday ^^.

ALLEZ KRISTINA!!!!

Natash.
Feb 1st, 2008, 06:15 PM
:eek: Wow. Best of luck to her. A nice oppurtunity for her to gain some experience.

Iceland
Feb 2nd, 2008, 02:52 PM
Kristina lost 63 62 in 1h10 :hug:. Quite a good fight from her, too bad she couldn't convert all her opportunities but she did it fine for a first experience in a WTA event. Petra was very solid on serve, Kristina only managed to break her in the last game when she saved a MP ;). She 's a tough girl so the scoreline isn't bad at all ... The only thing that I regret is that Kristina didn't keep her high first serve percentage as she did till 3/2 in the first set.

Good luck in the Winter Cup Kristina! :)

Iceland
Feb 4th, 2008, 08:14 AM
One beautiful picture taken by Nouf in Open GDF :

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/4091/mladenovic2th0.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

More to see here : http://wtatour.fr/showthread.php?t=989

Iceland
Feb 5th, 2008, 06:47 AM
A picture taken by lover of Myskina, thanks :yeah: :

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/530/ogf080202kristinamladenfk4.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

Some others to see here : http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=331672

Natash.
Feb 10th, 2008, 02:51 AM
Played Petra quite well :) Still very young and it's difficult to really play against Petra's power on indoors.

Great job. :yeah:

Iceland
Feb 13th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Kristina led the French team to qualify to the main draw of the Winter Cup u16. :)

nouf
Feb 15th, 2008, 08:35 AM
i will be with kristina there full of pics offcourt! :-)

Iceland
Feb 15th, 2008, 06:06 PM
Yay, sounds exciting! Vamos Kiki!

Iceland
Feb 23rd, 2008, 09:16 AM
For the QF of the Winter Cup in Ronchin, Kristina stayed strong and overcame the talented Timea Babos 46 75 64!! France advanced to the SF defeating Hungary 2/1 :yeah:. Now they are facing Italy, Kiki will have to take care of Trevisan :). Allez!

Iceland
Feb 23rd, 2008, 01:30 PM
No final for the French team. Both Chloé & Kristina lost the Italian girls :sad:.

Natash.
Feb 23rd, 2008, 11:47 PM
:sad: :hug:

jean-mick
Feb 24th, 2008, 11:12 AM
tamaryn hendler you also got 2 follo !! she good

Iceland
Feb 24th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Even though it won't count, Kristina has scored 3 top 100 win in the European Winter Cup :
- 61 62 against Richel Hongenkamp (75th) in the qualifying rounds
- 46 75 64 against Timea Babos (64th) in R1
- 61 64 against Yana Buchina (56th) today for the 3rd position competition!!!

She is perfectly assuming her top 100 status. Too bad that she lost the only match that mattered ^^.

Next tournaments : Banana Bowl (G1) & Copa Gerdau (GA). She will seeded there :D.

Iceland
Feb 24th, 2008, 03:26 PM
Kristina won both her singles & doubles matches with Chloé Babet :) when France was lead 1/0 by Russia. Thanks to her performance, France finishes 3rd of the European Winter Cup. Not bad at all! :D

nouf
Feb 25th, 2008, 02:01 PM
kiki is the best! :-)

Iceland
Mar 10th, 2008, 02:13 PM
Kristina finally gets back to junior events. She will play the two big tournaments in Brazil, the Banana Bowl (G1) begins this week. She will take it as a preparation for the Copa Gerdau, the real tournament to get. :)

1 Bojana Jovanosvski SRB vs Q/LL
Nadezda Guskova RUS vs Laura Slater GBR
Isabela Robbiani PAR vs Zuzana Luknarova SVK
15 Diana Marcu ROU vs Gally de Wael BEL

11 Kristina Mladenovic FRA vs Q/LL
WC Flavia Borges BRA vs Josymar Escalona VEN
WC Marina Lebrão BRA vs Alexa Guarachi USA
8 Valeriya Solovieva RUS vs Aleksandrina Naydenova BUL

I think this is a good draw for her. I am looking forward to a match against Jovanovski. The road isn't easy but her last event makes me confident. Nouf who saw her reported that she has improved her serve adding more power to it :drool:. Allez!

Iceland
Mar 11th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Kristina won her first match not as easily as I thought, but she still got through with a 62 36 61 victory over Di Biasi. :D The job is done, it's what matters. She will surely level up match after match, maybe she needed time to adapt herself to the Brasilian conditions.
She faces tomorrow Brasil's Flavia Borges 201st. I thought that it would be an easy round for her but actually she has some good references this year : a Grade 2 tournament won & then a SF+QF. Kristina has to be cautious with this one, she won't have the crowd with her in addition.
Allez ;)!

Iceland
Mar 12th, 2008, 10:08 PM
Kristina won quite convincingly 64 75 against the talented Bresilian. She was in good form, so even though the gap in the ranking is big, I think Kristina can still be happy about her performance. A third round is already a satisfaction, but now she needs to go farther, I hope she is ready!
She faces Valeriya Solovieva, one of the toughest seeds she could face ... but she should make it, I'm confident! ;) Allez!

Iceland
Mar 13th, 2008, 05:10 PM
Kristina keeps on winning (except in doubles, she lost in first round with Amandine :tape:)!! She defeated today Valeriya Solovieva 75 63 :yeah:. Very clean win without much trouble!! I'm so pleased about this result, she is finally striking top 100 wins in important tournaments. It's only her third official one. It's also her first big QF here :)!

She meets Diana Marcu who took out Jovanovski for Kristina :lol:, a big opportunity to reach QF! :bounce: Cmon!!!!

Iceland
Mar 15th, 2008, 09:31 AM
I am not sure about the result but apparently, Kristina won 63 63 but as there is no confirmation of the official website, I am a bit cautious with it ^^.
If she has indeed won, she faces in SF Paula Ormaechea. Allez!

youkoulélé
Mar 16th, 2008, 12:07 AM
Hope she really won !!! :bounce:

Iceland
Mar 16th, 2008, 08:37 AM
She went into SF but she lost to Ormaechea 64 62 :sad:. I guess this girl is the typical claycourter & managed to disrupt Kristina's game.
It's still a great tournament for her, one of the best she had. I hope she follows this way in Copa Gerdau (GA). She can score big points there ... & she has to ^^. Her points won in Tunisia last year are taken off in the next weeks.

Iceland
Mar 20th, 2008, 12:29 PM
Kristina is keeping her good form in the Copa Gerdau where she has reached the 3rd round after a 62 60 victory over Slater :yeah:. She has also broken top 70 this week, so she is at her best rank! I hope she can build on this & get even higher, she has points to defend during this week, so the more she wins, the better it is ;).

She faces number 1 seed Bojana Jovanovski, an upset is really possible, cmon Kristina!

Iceland
Mar 24th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Kristina failed at defeating Bojana in a very one-sided match in favour of the Serbian girl lost 26 26 .... BUT she did take the double title with Maryna Zanevska :bounce:!!!! They won 64 60 in the final!

Congrats Kristina, two convincing tournaments in a row, keep it up!

Iceland
Mar 25th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Kristina is getting closer to reach top 50, she is at the 56th rank this week thanks to her brilliant performance with Maryna :). I really like how things are advancing for her, she is already an accomplished double players, it will help her a lot to improve her game in singles. Her next events will be on April, 7th in Le Cap d'Ail for a Grade 2 tournament. The biggest threats will be Zarina Diyas, Ana Bogdan & Laura Robson.

I can't wait already!!! Allez Kiki!! :D

Iceland
Apr 6th, 2008, 04:04 PM
I'm always the only one to talk in this thread :lol:.

Kristina is back on clay in le Cap d'Ail this week for a G2 event. She will start the tournament against Margarita Lazareva, then a Q or Ejdesgaard. It should be easy till this point. Afterwards, she has Zarina Diyas, one of the most in-form 1993 girls and Ana Bogdan...

Not easy, but I think it's better this way. If Kristina wants to improve, she will have to beat those girls. She has yet to score a big upset. Reaching SF here would already be very satisfying. Good luck :D.

Natash.
Apr 6th, 2008, 06:37 PM
:spit: Last 5 posts were from you. :hug:

Best of luck to Kristina. :)

Iceland
Apr 7th, 2008, 10:11 AM
Kristina comfortably won her first match 61 64 against Lazareva (185th) who is 3 years older than her. She needed 1h30 though, the first set was perfect, she didn't face any BPs. She struggled a bit more in the 2nd as she got broken twice. I hope she won't face any lapses of concentration in the next rounds.
Congrats Kristina ;).

Natash.
Apr 7th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Nice win against an older and perhaps more experienced players. Scoreline still looks nice. ;)

Iceland
Apr 9th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Kristina had to fight a bit more to take out qualifier Isabella Shinikova (outside of top 200), she won 62 75 but in 1h10 only. The match got interrupted by the rain in the middle of second set, she may have troubles to find her concentration afterwards. Still she is showing consistency and that's all we are asking for! I hope she improves her form though, she can surely do better than that.

Next match will be more interesting, either Adeline Gonçalvès who has a pretty big experience in juniors and ITFs or Laura Berlinecke who took out Zarina Diyas. Kristina is also in SF in doubles :yeah:.

Cmon! :bounce:

Iceland
Apr 10th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Kristina reaches SF at home :D! She struggled a bit more today winning 63 76 against Adeline, but I think this is pretty good considering how impressive her opponent was in the early rounds. She has more experience than Kristina as well. So this time, I'm truely satisfied!

Kiki should move forward a bit more with this good run. But I really hope she can have a first big upset of the year in next round, if she gets to play Ana Bogdan (n°10). I like her consistency, but beating top 100/200 girls is nothing spectacular for her at this point. Allez Kristina, fight for it!

Iceland
Apr 11th, 2008, 05:37 PM
I have the honor to tell you that Kristina finally scored her first top 10 win & reaches her first final of the year, I am so proud of her!!!!! :sobbing::aparty:

She defeated Ana Bogdan 75 67 75 in 3h30, such a marathon that she managed to win. I'm really glad this time she managed to hold her nerves & to survive physically to such a long match. I have to say this is the longest one I have ever seen!
She will play against Klaudia Boczova in final who cruised during the whole week. No matter the result, this week has been truely amazing for her. Congrats Kristina, get some rest & take the title!!!!

Iceland
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:54 PM
Kristina sadly had not enough energy to win, she lost 57 16 against Boczova. Her serve was completely off today. No way she could win with less than 50% of first serves. She also lost the double final. Great week still :hug:!

Natash.
Apr 12th, 2008, 05:59 PM
A shame but a great week nonetheless!

Iceland
Apr 14th, 2008, 07:27 AM
Kristina is still in Istres draw, another G2 tournament. I wish she had withdrawn but she surely feels capable of winning some matches there.
She will face the most dangerous unseeded player in R1 : Laura Robson who pushed Ana Bogdan to her limits last week. Kristina will have to make her experience prevail ... Allez Kiki! :D

Iceland
Apr 14th, 2008, 03:29 PM
Kristina enters top 50 this week at the 50th rank. All that before she turns 15 :yeah:. Congrats on this first achievement ... and I'm sure it's only the beginning!

FORZA SARITA
Apr 14th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Impressive:yeah:

hablo
Apr 14th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Time to open a thread about my favourite junior player.
She is born on 14.05.1993 and she is probably France's biggest hope.
She reached two times the QF in Les Petits As in Tarbes and she also won one Grade 3 title in Tunisia.

She is 259th in the juniors rank, which is quite impressive for such a young girl.
Kristina is very very tall for her age (more than 1m75) and she is known to hit amazing forehands. One of my friends who saw her playing compared her game to Mary's !!!

Some pictures :
http://www.lespetitsas.fr/photos/base/2007/tableaufinal/010220071131572006photosjarnofichiera098.jpg

http://www.lespetitsas.fr/photos/base/2007/tableaufinal/010220071131572006photosjarnofichiera101.jpg

http://www.lespetitsas.fr/photos/base/2007/tableaufinal/010220071131572006photosjarnofichiera093.jpg

http://www.lespetitsas.fr/photos/base/2007/tableaufinal/010220071131562006photosjarnofichiera087.jpg

48 min is the time for the last set :eek: and it's a bagel !

Kristina seems to be a 17 years old player but she is only 14 :eek: !!


Good luck in doubles with Amandine (another 1993 player).

I am not sure but I would say that she has some Croatian origins.
Anyway, the French girls who come from Serbia Irena and Gracia are not very successful for the moment :lol: .
Yes Kristina is the favourite to take the title in the French Championships. If she reaches at least the last step, we will have a chance to see her as the FFT uploads all the finals. :)
But I have just discovered that the tournament is public and free. :woohoo: As I will be in holidays, I will try to come and watch her. :)

The FFT wrote her profile for her final :

KRISTINA MLADENOVIC

(bat Charlène Seatun 6/0, 6/1 en demi-finales)
Née le 14 mai 1993 à Saint-Pol-sur-mer
1,82 m ; 60 kg :eek:
Droitière, revers à deux mains

Profil
Débuts : 7 ans
Classement français : -15 (intermédiaire)
Evolution du classement : 30/1 (2003), 15/4 (2004), 15/2 (intermédiaire 2004), 15 (2005), 4/6 (intermédiaire 2005), 1/6 (2006), -2/6 (intermédiaire 2006), -2/6 (2007)
Entraîneur actuel : Roch Vidal et Cyril Brechbuhl (physique) au pôle France de Roland-Garros
Entraîneurs précédents : Bernard Gombeau, Jean-Pierre Chombart, Jean-Paul Birou, Frédéric Jonas à la ligue des Flandres, et Jean Koffi en club.
Palmarès : vice-championne de France interligues 11 ans avec la ligue des Flandres, finaliste du Défi Tecnifibre en 2004, championne de France interligues 12 ans avec la ligue de Seine-et-Marne, vainqueur de l'Open des 10-12 du TCBB, du Passagespoirs et de la Raquette de Corail en 2005, finaliste du Défi Tecnifibre en 2005, quart de finaliste aux Petits As à Tarbes en 2006 et 2007, vainqueur du tournoi juniors de Sfax (Grade 3) en 2007.

Jeu
Surface favorite : "J'aime toutes les surfaces, mais je n'ai encore jamais joué sur gazon. Je me sens à l'aise sur terre battue".
Point fort : "Puissance au service"
Point à travailler : "Endurance physique"

Personnel
Club actuel : UMS Pontault Combault
Niveau d'études : passe en troisième (CNED)
Un frère de 11 ans
Hobbies : regarder des films, musique, internet, sports collectif, passer du temps en famille ou avec des amis.

Objectifs
2007 : "Je voulais faire beaucoup mieux aux Petits As. J'aimerais aussi améliorer mon classement ITF juniors, remporter les championnats de France et briller dans tous les tournois 14 ans et moins."
A long terme : "J'aimerais être numéro un mondiale, gagner des tournois du Grand Chelem et la Fed Cup".
Déclaration après la demi-finale : "Effectivement, ça s'est très bien passé en demi-finales. Mais ça ne s'est pas fait tout seul. Je fais beaucoup d'efforts et je prends toutes mes adversaires au sérieux. Elles n'ont rien à perdre. Moi je dois assumer mon statut de tête de série n°1. Pour l'instant je suis contente. Je n'ai pas de crainte pour la finale. Il faut juste que je sois aussi sérieuse face à Caroline qui est -2/6 que je l'ai été jusque-là".

I've always wondered who that girl in your avatar was !!

Nice to get more info. I don't believe she's only weighs 60kg at 1,82m though. :p

But dayum, she is tall. Hopefully, I'll get to see her on my tv to see what kind of game she really has.

hablo
Apr 14th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Kristina enters top 50 this week at the 50th rank. All that before she turns 15 :yeah:. Congrats on this first achievement ... and I'm just it's only the beginning!

I must say I admire your dedication to this tennis player.

All your enthousiasm has peaked my curiosity. I wish I could see a match of hers. So she's just a power player? what is her game like? :p

Iceland
Apr 14th, 2008, 05:08 PM
I must say I admire your dedication to this tennis player.

All your enthousiasm has peaked my curiosity. I wish I could see a match of hers. So she's just a power player? what is her game like? :p
Thanks! I'm really happy that I aroused your curiosity because she really deserves to be known! She caught my attention by her origins, the fact that she was very promising in her U14 tournaments & also her height! So I decided to follow the evolution of her carrier and it's going pretty nicely :D. I always liked to find new talents, but Kristina immediately got me in her camp. This is probably because she reminds me of Mary in her personality.

Kristina is more of a hard hitter than a crafty player as Léolia Jeanjean is (another rising star in France, born in 1995), this is obviously due to her physical aptitudes. Her serve is her biggest asset I would say & then probably her forehand that can go extremely fast. I like the fact that beyond those qualities, she tries to construct points. But it's also her problem, sometimes she doesn't take enough risks IMO. She uses more her power to defend and surprise her opponent I would say. She is not like Gavrilova or Orlik the mini ballbashers-replicas of Sharapova.
I have to say that I only saw her twice, so I can't say much ^^.

I think I posted it already but this video is a little summary of her final of the French Championships (U14) against Vernet. She was a bit tense but there are some good points. http://www.fft.fr/Championnats-de-France/2007/video13ans-f.htm

Thanks for having posted here! :hug:

hablo
Apr 14th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Thanks for the vid. Very engaging personality. Seems a bit shy.

I chose to read the whole thread before watching it and posting my second comment. (I should have watched it first maybe! :lol: )

It's good that she likes to construct points. However, for her height, I find her a bit too skinny. Hopefully she will put more muscle on her frame, so she can last through long matches (like Sharapova had to do too). It's interesting that the players she likes are Sharapova and Golovin. :p

Let's hope she can be like Mary Pierce and win Roland Garos. Can she also put topspin on her FH though? In that vid, she seems to hit more flat and hard ? At least she looks confortable on clay. I wonder what her game will look like on grass...

Anyhow, I might have to keep an eye on this player through your thread (as you well know, we barely get any tennis coverage in Canada. She probably won't be on my tv for a looooooong time! :rolleyes:). So keep the updates coming. :wavey:

Iceland
Apr 15th, 2008, 08:17 PM
Thanks to the patience you showed to read everything!

I'm coming up with a good news. Kristina decided to play the 2nd G2 tournament and despite my fears that she would be too tired, she still won 62 63 in one hour against Laura Robson - finalist in Tarbes' Les Petits As this year! :D She was helped by the 15 DFs Laura hit though, but she stayed as well very solid on her own serve. Many first serves today with a winning % of 70. :cool:

On the other side, she lost in R1 in doubles as the second seed (phew!). She had to play for 2h30 though :unsure:.

She will face Malou Ejdesgaard on Thursday. It should be easy. Allez!

Iceland
Apr 17th, 2008, 05:14 PM
Indeed, it was! :p Kristina won 63 60. Stats are looking good, so I'm happy. Another QF for Kiki!
She faces now a dangerous opponent Ekaterine Gorgodze, should be interesting again. Good luck!

Iceland
Apr 18th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Gorgodze defeated Kristina on a double 64 :hug:. At least Kiki will have some extra days to rest herself.
She will play next week in Beaulieu sur Mer, a G1 this time. Allez!

Natash.
Apr 18th, 2008, 10:23 PM
Ekat is quite tough, having more experience in ITF tournaments as well. Good luck in your next tourney, Kristina!

Iceland
Apr 23rd, 2008, 12:07 PM
Kristina lost early in Beaulieu 67 26 to Golubic, a young player from Switzerland who got pretty good results in France in the last weeks. Kristina's serve was once more completely off, like in every match she loses! A first serve percentage below 50% and 19 double faults. How can you win with such statistics? :o

This is a bit disappointing, her clay season began quite well but on the other side, she has been defeated for the 3rd time (after Ormaechea and Gorgodze) by a player with a lower rank than her. I hope she makes a good tournament the next time she plays otherwise those kinds of loss could get into her mind. Allez Kiki, take some rest & see you in better form soon :D.

Natash.
Apr 26th, 2008, 06:58 PM
Kristina has a WC in Cagnes-Sur-Mer :)

Plays Kutuzova in R1. :scared: :)

Vika has been pretty bad these days. Good luck Kristina!

Iceland
Apr 26th, 2008, 10:24 PM
God, I didn't expect that at all!!! This is really good news! :D

This match will surely make a good basis to evaluate her chances to doing well on the ITF circuit. I suppose that the FFT is testing her so as to see if she has a opportunity of winning a match in Roland-Garros, just as they did with Alizé in 2005.

I don't know what to expect. Kristina hasn't shown her best form lately having lot of troubles with her serve which remains her best asset. Still, she is coming here with a G2 final & a G1 title in doubles with Amandine. She certainly has more confidence than Kutuzova. If she manages to keep the ball in play, she may have a chance to drive her crazy! Clay has never been the surface of brainless ballbashers, so she may be able to take a set to her, it would already satisfy me a lot :D.

Good luck Kiki, give your best!

Iceland
Apr 29th, 2008, 06:10 PM
Kutuzova won 61 75 in 1h41 min :sad::sobbing:. Kristina had a SP in the second set, but fell down after a missed attempt at converting it ... It's not the first time that she choked, but against a more experienced player, it's not so surprising. She is French after all!

It's good to see that she managed to challenge an accomplished top 200 player, but I can't help thinking that she could have done better. She took advantage of Kutuzova's second serves, but on her side, she couldn't stay solid on her own serve hitting again 13 DFs (but 6 aces :yeah:).

Too bad, but I wished she could have taken this occasion. We'll have to wait a bit more before signs of a breakthrough.
Her next tournament will be on May 19th for the Trofeo Bonfiglio (GA) in Milano, unless she receives a WC somewhere else like in St Gaudens the week before.

Kristina is 44th in the juniors rankings by the way :yeah:.

Backhand_stille
Apr 29th, 2008, 09:07 PM
come back to Serbia Kristina ;)

Iceland
Apr 29th, 2008, 09:16 PM
:rolleyes:. Why so? Kristina is French as she's born in France, she has always been involved in French Championships & been part of the French team & she is coached by an official guy of the FFT. Seriously why would she change her nationality? I don't care for which country she plays but stop thinking that roots are more important than official nationality. :o

Backhand_stille
Apr 30th, 2008, 02:55 PM
:rolleyes:. Why so? Kristina is French as she's born in France, she has always been involved in French Championships & been part of the French team & she is coached by an official guy of the FFT. Seriously why would she change her nationality? I don't care for which country she plays but stop thinking that roots are more important than official nationality. :o

I'm joking, ok? France give to her all :bounce:

Iceland
Apr 30th, 2008, 03:44 PM
I'm joking, ok? France give to her all :bounce:
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound rude. But it annoys that some people just see in her a potential asset for the Serbian team while she is French. She has never switched nationalities, she is just the daughter of an immigrant. I like this mix of culture, it always gives a beautiful message when a person has many origins & shows that she is as part of her nation as the others.

But it's true that she is the FFT's best card. They have been doing everything to boost her development as a tennis player.

Backhand_stille
Apr 30th, 2008, 05:31 PM
OK friend...I am also her big FAN. I am from her mother's hometown, and I meet Kristina!! ALL the best...sorry my english is not very good :D;)

Iceland
May 19th, 2008, 05:24 PM
Kristina made a good start for her RG preparation 'nel Trofeo Bonfiglio' (a prestigious Grade A tournament), she defeated Misaki Doi (66th) 57 64 63. :D

A hard match against a player who isn't a specialist of clay doesn't look very bright in itself, but Kristina looks herself in some kind of transition. She stopped her cooperation with her coach Roch Vidal to be under the protection of Georges Goven :o. He better do something good with her game. I don't know his quality as a coach but as a Fed Cup captain, he clearly sucks!

Kiki faces now Nastassja Burnett (why now? :sad:) for a very interesting match. Good luck!

Backhand_stille
May 19th, 2008, 05:26 PM
All the best!! Does Kristina plays dubles, it yes who is her partner? Is Jovanovski maybe??

Iceland
May 19th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Yes, I would think so, I can't see her with Cindy ... unless Bojana teams up with Milana Spremo.
EDIT: Kristina finally plays with Maryna Zanevska, as Bojana is partnering Damaschin. They face Orlik/Linhova or more likely somebody else as Anna retired today due to an injury.

Iceland
May 25th, 2008, 06:30 PM
Kristina lost to Burnett 67 26 who went to the SF after. A bit disappointed obviously because there are more and more losses to players who have a lower rank than her. Still it's far from being a shameful defeat. I hope she plays better for Roland-Garros.

Kristina finally got a WC for Roland-Garros but in doubles with Amandine!!!! They face Coin/Huck in R1 before probably Raysur. Such a nice initiative from the FFT and a nice reward for their good results! Allez les filles!

Geoffrey91
May 25th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Yes! Very nice from FFT. I'm really happy for them.

Iceland
May 29th, 2008, 01:03 PM
Kiki & Amandine lost 61 63 :(. Bad match :o, I thought they would do better than that.
Please improve your level in juniors :help:.

Backhand_stille
May 29th, 2008, 03:03 PM
good luck in junior tournament....

Iceland
Jun 2nd, 2008, 03:42 PM
Kristina defeated Kasia Piter (16) in Roland-Garros 26 63 64, I'm so proud of her!!!! :D Such an awesome comeback, she couldn't offer herself a BP in the 1st set and then, she constantly threatened the Pole! She stayed also very strong on her own serve, a very convincing win with 5 aces for 8 DFs.

First big win in Slam :drool:. She has a easy opponent in 2nd round : Zuzana Linhova, Kristina defeated her last year in three sets though.
Allez!!!!

Natash.
Jun 2nd, 2008, 10:06 PM
Kata is a very talented player. Won a few futures event.

Great win for Kristina in her GS in front of her home crowd. :)

améliemomo
Jun 3rd, 2008, 11:04 AM
Kristina beat linhova 7-5 6-2 in this second round:)

she was down 0-2 and bp against her and she managed to win it,congrats!:yeah:

Iceland
Jun 3rd, 2008, 11:10 AM
Kristina reaches 3rd round and confirms her upset over Linhova (62nd) in straight sets 75 62! :yeah: She made a huge comeback in the first set, she was down 2/5 with a double break. She even saved a SP! A lot of work achieved on her mental, she converted 8 BPs out of 10 while last year she used to wasting so much of them. Looks like this collaboration with Goven is not a bad idea after all.

Kristina is BTW the only 1993 girl to be in the 3rd round, Diyas, Babos & Orlik all lost :p! But she faces Arantxa Rus now, a tough match is coming. Both players know each other well since Rus has beaten Kiki 60 75 in the Australian Open. A revenge is coming in front of her home crowd!! :bounce:

Allez!

améliemomo
Jun 3rd, 2008, 08:30 PM
I ve saw that arantxa rus is from 1990!:eek:

like alize!why does she play juniors?:confused:

tough match for kristina,allez!:kiss:

Iceland
Jun 4th, 2008, 10:30 AM
Kristina lost again to Arantxa 61 63 :hug:. Some games were close but Arantxa's confidence/experience payed in the end. She missed 4 GPs to begin the 2nd set and since then, it was predictable that she would lose. She did fight to stay alive though, saving 5 MPs at 16 15 to hold & break Rus, but her 1st serve betrayed her and she lost! :sad:

A good tournament though. :yeah: A 3rd round result in a Slam is always good to take, I hope she doesn't stay on a sad feeling about it. Wimbledon is coming, but she will give herself to shine on grass at Roehampton first. Allez!

Natash.
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:03 AM
Good luck in Roehampton, Kristina. :)

Iceland
Jun 9th, 2008, 02:25 PM
A new career high for Kristina who is now ranked 37th! :D Number 2 among the 1993 girls right after Babos!

Natash.
Jun 9th, 2008, 02:27 PM
A new career high for Kristina who is now ranked 37th! :D Number 2 among the 1993 girls right after Babos!

:worship: :D

Backhand_stille
Jun 9th, 2008, 03:08 PM
Great performace!! Is Vaidisova really her idol...this write on ITF site profile??

Iceland
Jun 19th, 2008, 10:09 PM
Actually Kristina is playing a G2 event in Halle, I totally forgot to check if she was in the entry list.
She is already in QF beating Jade Hopper from top100 & Anett Schutting in straight sets. :yeah: She faces Linhova again, I hope she remembers what to do to beat her comfortably!

For a debut on grass those wins are quite convincing. It's never easy to play an Aussie on this surface and she survived this test very firmly.

Don't stop now Kiki!!! :bounce:

Iceland
Jun 23rd, 2008, 04:14 PM
Kristina listened to me and didn't stop! :lol: She won the title beating Zarina Diyas 67 62 64 :rocker:!!!!
First Grade 2 tournament won and on the first attempt on grass!! Simply fantastic, I'm really delighted! :worship:

Backhand_stille
Jun 23rd, 2008, 06:11 PM
Well done

Iceland
Jun 24th, 2008, 07:55 PM
Kristina reaches Roehampton QF without losing a set!!! She defeated Yamasoto 64 63 & Rompies 62 75 to face now Elena Bogdan. She never lost against her & she has yet to be defeated on grass actually! I'm so so so happy about the way she has been developing now. Just perfect :cool:.

Iceland
Jun 25th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Kristina in SF! :banana: Defeated Elena Bogdan 46 64 63, second top 10 win of the year & second G1 semi-final too. Still undefeated on grass!
Awesome!!!!

Harju.
Jun 25th, 2008, 04:43 PM
Congrats Kristina. Her results have been impressive. I might have a new French to cheer after Tati now!

Natash.
Jun 25th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Omg! :D Great work, Kristina! Give it your all against Mel.

ZAK
Jun 28th, 2008, 11:17 PM
Now she's taking Wimbledon by storm. She beat 4th seed Elena Bogdan in the first round!

Iceland
Jun 29th, 2008, 06:58 PM
Great win :yeah:. Just the perfect confirmation of a fantastic grass-court season! I hope she can reach the QF of Wimbledon, it would be a first but big step to her junior career and now that the highest seed of her part of the draw is out, I'm confident about the rest! ;) In addition, Kristina doesn't play doubles, so she has more time to rest!

Next is Sandra Zaniewska whose best weapon is dropshot. The rest of her game is quite unimpressive, but she is quite on a good form. Could be relatively tough. Good luck!

Iceland
Jul 1st, 2008, 02:11 PM
Kristina reaches 3rd round again :D! Defeated Sandra Zaniewska 76 62, but she had to save a SP in the first set. Stats don't look so great (17 winners for 29 UE) but the essential is done. At least she tried t go to the net a bit more.

She will still come as the favourite in her next match against Romana Tabakova, but it will be a bit more difficult. Hope she doesn't feel too tired, it looks like a good decision to not play doubles now. Allez, go for your first QF! :bounce:

FORZA SARITA
Jul 1st, 2008, 02:16 PM
Allez:rocker:

Natash.
Jul 1st, 2008, 05:02 PM
:worship: Great work!

Iceland
Jul 2nd, 2008, 04:25 PM
Kristina lost to Tabakova 64 63 :help::o! Really disappointing, she totally missed her match. So many UE & her serve was off (first serve percentage below 50%). Missed a couple of BPs on important games. It was a golden occasion to reach a first QF, I'm soooo gutted. Time will come in favour of her I'm not worried but this loss hurts a bit.

Backhand_stille
Jul 2nd, 2008, 04:29 PM
It not big suprise...tabakova is 2 years older than Kristina and Romana is such a good player and she is in great form now...I think that is also solid result for Kiki...she beat No.4 seed...:bounce:

améliemomo
Jul 2nd, 2008, 06:00 PM
kristina turned 15 no?her opponent today is more experienced so I UNDERSTAND BETTER why seemed so helpless in that match watching at the scoreboard.
She beat a good junior,a seed there she can be positie about this tournament,she's improving.
GOOD CONTINUATION to her.:)

Iceland
Jul 24th, 2008, 09:14 AM
Kristina injured her shoulder in the European Junior Championships where she was defending her title in the U16 category. She lost 64 64 to an Italian girl :sad:. Hope she is fine, at least the US Open is still far from now so no threat on her presence there I would say.
Nouf will surely give us further details when he will know what she has.

Natash.
Jul 24th, 2008, 02:54 PM
Kristina. :sad:

Iceland
Aug 21st, 2008, 08:54 AM
Kristina's injury is not as bad as we feared. She had to give up on the Summer Cup U16 which resulted on a early exit for France :lol:. She played not so long ago the French Championships U16, she went to the final comfortably but lost 61 75 to Amandine. A bit unexpected I would say, but the more I think about it, the more I tell myself that Kristina is not made for clay. I wish I could have seen the match but I was on holidays so no report this year!

From the report I read on the FFT website, Amandine played a brillant match being very aggressive, she led 61 43 40/0 but Kristina came back! Amandine exploded but recovered on time to go from 4/5 to 7/5.
Kristina may have lacked this spirit of aggressiveness. She really has to work on this aspect of her game. In an interview, she mentioned that grass is her favourite surface, that her serve is her best asset and that she thinks that she should work on adapting her gameplan to the quality of her opponents. For the next year, she aims at winning GS titles in juniors and starting her pro career.

Kristina will play the Canadian Open next week and afterwards US Open. Good luck!

Iceland
Aug 28th, 2008, 08:46 AM
Kristina is in QF of the Canadian Open, she defeated Gumulya and Jani in straight sets :). Im pretty sure she'll be seeded at the US Open, but those good results will be a precious help in her quest of the title. Better to be ready since Kiki hasnt competed much this Summer.
She plays Nara now, good luck! Allez!!!!! :yeah:

Iceland
Aug 29th, 2008, 08:19 PM
Kristina lost to Nara 61 26 64 :sad: But it's another good fight against a top 10, all this experience should pay in the end. She is able to compete with the best players on every surface :)
All the best for this US Open!!

Iceland
Aug 31st, 2008, 12:41 AM
Junior draw is out, Kiki is the 12nd seed :D. It looks pretty comfortable till the 3rd round. She has Gaby Dabrowski, Anastasia Grymalska or Isabella Holland in R3. Shouldnt be too hard.
Problem is that she has Kurumi Nara in the 3rd round. Hopefully she will learn from the previous encounter!

Allez Kristina!!!!

Iceland
Sep 1st, 2008, 05:56 PM
Kristina defeated Dabrowski 63 63 :yeah:. Not sure about how long it lasted but it really seems a comfortable win!
Well done!!

Iceland
Sep 3rd, 2008, 09:35 PM
Kristina is in the last 16 with a 61 67 64 over Isabella Holland :yeah:
Very good win despite a monumental choke at 61 41, Kiki also had a MP on Holland's serve at 54. I should also mention that she saved 6BPs in the last game! It was so painful to follow! :lol:

Kristina plays Kurumi again, hopefully the outcome of the match changes this time! Allez, its already a good job to reach 3rd round. :)

améliemomo
Sep 3rd, 2008, 10:05 PM
what was the score of the last meeting against kurumi??

Natash.
Sep 3rd, 2008, 11:13 PM
I forgot. :sad: I know it was last week and in three though. I think Kristina will know what to do this time. :)

Iceland
Sep 4th, 2008, 07:13 AM
Guys, it's just written 4 posts above :lol:!
Kristina lost on 61 26 64. She really had a tough day yesterday being pushed to her limits physically due to illness, but still made it :yeah:. She thinks she will still be alright for today! Allez Kiki!

Iceland
Sep 4th, 2008, 12:04 PM
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/IO_36032_gallery.JPG

Mladenovic hangs on for Holland win
France’s Kristina Mladenovic won one of the most keenly contested matches in the US Open Juniors on Wednesday when she beat Australian Isabella Holland 61 67 64 to move through to the third round. Mladenovic survived a second set fightback from Holland and a host of physical problems in the third set to win and set up a meeting with seventh seed Kurumi Nara of Japan.

“This match was very tough for me. It wasn’t so much at the beginning because it was 61 4-1 for me but then I started to play not very well and she started to play very good,” explained Mladenovic. “Everything happened so fast. I missed some shots and we have some tough points and she came back. She had a lot of support there. I was feeling very bad physically, it was very bad and I had a headache and I wanted to vomit. I won that third set just because I wanted to win it so much. The tennis wasn’t there. I just wanted it.”

Mladenovic was clearly struggling with her health at the end of the match against Holland but said she expected to be fully recovered for what could be another difficult encounter with Nara. “I stayed strong because I’m like that. I don’t want to let someone win because I’m not feeling very good. I will do everything I can to win,” said Mladenovic. “Everything was perfect and some things happen to change the match but I’m very proud to win this match. I did my best and I tried everything possible because I don’t like to lose. Physically I feel good now because the problems like I had are not like having cramps or something. My tennis is there. There is no reason why I won’t play good in my next match. Today was tough but we don’t just practice for one match, we practice to play lots of matches.”

Mladenovic and Nara were joined in the third round by Katarzyna Piter of Poland, Belgian Tamaryn Hendler and Americans Gail Brodsky and Coco Vandeweghe. Two more home players, doubles partners Asia Muhammad and Melanie Oudin, are due to meet in the third round.

améliemomo
Sep 4th, 2008, 03:46 PM
Guys, it's just written 4 posts above :lol:!
Kristina lost on 61 26 64. She really had a tough day yesterday being pushed to her limits physically due to illness, but still made it :yeah:. She thinks she will still be alright for today! Allez Kiki!

oh oops indeed:lol:I was cheking the results of kristina this year and searching informations about her opponents,also about the best actual juniors and realize that kristina is one of the youngest best junior, I was amazed to see that Aranxta Rus is from 1990!:eek:Alize cornet is from the same generation and is in the top20 BUT on the main tour.
Hopefully kristina will get her victory today against kurumi.
Thanks Iceland for the infos about kristina,you are a real fan:wavey:

Iceland
Sep 4th, 2008, 08:04 PM
C'est gentil! Tout le plaisir est pr moi! :)

Well, I have an excellent news : Kiki reaches first GS QF!!!!! She took her revenge on Kurumi in a superb fight, 26 64 76(4) :D:worship:. She scared me again in this match since she failed to serve it out twice at 54 and 65, but she fought too much to lose in this US Open :lol:!!!! Really a fantastic win since Kurumi was the Canadian Open Champion, it's here her 4th top 10 win :yeah:.

A big congrats to our KIKI!!!!!!! :woohoo: All the best in this QF against Brodsky!

ZAK
Sep 4th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Great win!

améliemomo
Sep 4th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Pas de quoi,c'est vrai en plus;)

congrats to kristina,must be a great and significative win today against a better ranked player then her.
Never easy to play an american player at us open,the crowd will be cheering for brodsky,hopefully kristina wont be disturbed by this and play her quarter finale at 200%.
There are many american girls still on the draw,quite impressive...
hopefully kristina will go further there.
Great run so far for the yougest girl still on the draw with hendler(1992), all the other girls are from 1991 so kristina:worship:

améliemomo
Sep 5th, 2008, 06:51 PM
great news for kristina who reach the semi finale!oh la la it was such a tough match,she was down a set and a break but managed to break back at 2-4 in the second.She won 5-7 7-6(10)6-4 saving mps in that second set.
It was tough but she fought very well,congrats to her:worship:
coco vandewenghe is the next opponent,another american girl who beat hendler(11) 6-2 6-0 ,she seems in really good form so kristina go and fight like you did so well all those days.
Allez!:bounce:

Geoffrey91
Sep 5th, 2008, 09:30 PM
:woohoo: Really good result ! Kristina had to play a great game today.

Tomorrow she will have to play better because Coco seems to be the toughest player.

OZTENNIS
Sep 6th, 2008, 12:38 AM
Kristina :worship:
Was impressed with her in Melbourne, just gotten better as the year has gone on :)

Natash.
Sep 6th, 2008, 12:40 AM
Amazing fight from Kristina. :eek: Hopefully not too tired. If she's consistent against Coco, she can do it :)

iPatty
Sep 6th, 2008, 01:15 AM
Well done Kristina! I have followed her results ever since she lost to Kvitova at Paris OGDF and they are obviously quite impressive for a 15-year old. Hope she wins the junior tournament. :)

Harju.
Sep 6th, 2008, 02:01 AM
Congrats Kristina.
Very impressive win against the more experienced Gail Brodsky.

améliemomo
Sep 6th, 2008, 11:04 PM
kristina lost 2-6 6-7 in a match she played indoor. :(
Well great run there,she can be proud of her,hope her the best for next year and to win a slam.
Allez Kristina:kiss:

nouf
Sep 7th, 2008, 12:15 AM
oui mais ya eu une grosse triche
pour emmener une joueuse jouer en indoor alors qu'il pleut pas a une heure de flushing dans le club de coco sur une surface 2x plus rapide! une honteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeee!

nouf
Sep 7th, 2008, 12:51 AM
pourquoi jouer les matches indoor a une heure de voiture alors qu'il pleut pas (preuve les demies finales hommes se jouaient en meme temps sur els courts de l'usopen)