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spiceboy
Oct 17th, 2007, 11:48 AM
Virginia Peña Zulueta is a 10 yo from Mallorca who trashed everyone this year in order to win the unofficial 10 and under world championships played in Pula, Croatia, called Smirkva Bowl

Finals:
Virginia Pena (Esp) – Ana Konjuh (Cro) (6:2 6:1);

Semifinals:
Virginia Pena (Esp) – Nina Potocnik (Slo) (9:1);
Ana Konjuh (Cro) – Katie Dyson (Uk) (9:5);

Quarterfinals:
Virginia Pena (Esp)– Kataryna Baranivska (Ukr) (9:1);
Ana Konjuh (Cro) – Bianka Bekefi (H) (7:5 ret);
Nina Potocnik (Slo) – Chiara Grimm (Ch) (9:1);
Katie Dyson (Uk)– Ivana Jorovic (Srb) (9:2).

After the Smirkva Bowl it was played the usual Europe vs US under 10 and Vivi won easily her matches there too :worship:

6th “Little Mo”/SMRIKVA BOWL RESULTS

Smrikva Bowl vs. Little Mo

Virgina Pena (Esp) – Ndindi Ndunda (USA) (6:0 6:1)
Ana Konjuh (Cro) – Dominique Garley (USA) (6:2 6:0)

Sasha Merzetti (I) – Eduardo Nava (USA) (6:33:6 10:8)
Bogdan Borza (Rom) – Tommy Paul (USA) (6:47:5)

Ana Konjuh (Cro) – Ndindi Ndunda (USA) (6:1 6:1)
Virginia Pena (Esp) – Dominique Garley (USA) (6:36:0)

Bogdan Borza (Rom) – Eduardo Nava (USA) (7:6 1:6 5:10)
Sasha Merzetti (I) – Tommy Paul (USA) (6:46:0)

FINAL RESULT 7 – 1

Here's a little clip of Vivi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL32T4YflkY



http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/images/tp/211.jpg

http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/images/tp/218.jpg

http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/images/tp/209.jpg

http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/images/tp/233.jpg

http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/images/tp/221.jpg

http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/images/tp/237.jpg

http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/images/tp/238.jpg

http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/images/tp/243.jpg

http://tenisbase.com/img16/F16892.jpg

http://tenisbase.com/img16/F16335.jpg

http://tenisbase.com/img16/F16329.jpg

http://tenisbase.com/img14/F14585.jpg

http://www.smrikve.com/smrikva-bowl/images/tp/236.jpg

Winners of the Smirkva Bowl got...a bike :haha:

FORZA SARITA
Oct 17th, 2007, 11:55 AM
i want that bike :haha:

Maryamator
Oct 17th, 2007, 12:27 PM
she is amazing!

igost
Oct 17th, 2007, 12:50 PM
cute kid :)

lecciones
Oct 17th, 2007, 01:54 PM
CUTE hehehehe a bike!!! :) I bet she can beat me easily hahaha.

nouf
Oct 17th, 2007, 02:12 PM
cool
i noted her name for french tournaments i will do

hablo
Oct 17th, 2007, 02:26 PM
She's already grunting quite loudly (at least when she goes for the winner at the end of the clip). :lol:

GoDominique
Oct 17th, 2007, 02:30 PM
Match vs. Alexus NOW.

tennisfan5
Oct 17th, 2007, 02:46 PM
she kinda looks like ivanovic with sabatini late 80s hair:lol:

Avid Merrion
Oct 17th, 2007, 03:02 PM
she kinda looks like ivanovic with sabatini late 80s hair:lol:

:lol: i think she looks a bit like Andy Murray, i think it's the teeth.....:tape:

http://tenisbase.com/img16/F16892.jpghttp://www.stv.tv/archive/images/sport_images/0611Andy_Murray.jpg

get to an orthodonist pronto, kid! :o

.:sk:.
Oct 17th, 2007, 03:04 PM
:lol: i think she looks a bit like Andy Murray, i think it's the teeth.....:tape:

http://tenisbase.com/img16/F16892.jpghttp://www.stv.tv/archive/images/sport_images/0611Andy_Murray.jpg

get to an orthodonist pronto, kid! :o

:lol: but you're right ...

M-K
Oct 17th, 2007, 03:18 PM
haha aww-- she's cute and the girl can play!!
Looking forward to hearing more about her!

Tripp
Oct 17th, 2007, 03:24 PM
She's mega-cute, but hey, she's only 10, give her some time. It's not like we have Alexus Jones here. :p

blumaroo
Oct 17th, 2007, 03:46 PM
I saw her on Spanish Eurosport once. Looked good, but don't they all at that age.

Aaron.
Oct 17th, 2007, 03:49 PM
shes cute *sets calendar for when she turns 18 :devil:*

dybbuk
Oct 17th, 2007, 03:49 PM
Cute kid. :)

But most of the time the kids who dominate that young never end up achieving anything when they get older. :tape:

*JR*
Oct 17th, 2007, 03:53 PM
Cute kid. :)

But most of the time the kids who dominate that young never end up achieving anything when they get older. :tape:
<<<<<<<<<< :fiery:

dybbuk
Oct 17th, 2007, 03:54 PM
I said most :p

davidmario
Oct 17th, 2007, 03:57 PM
I seriously doubt that she's only 10 years old.

Direwolf
Oct 17th, 2007, 04:16 PM
shes so beautiful..!!!
I hope that she doesnt turn out to be a defender like Nadal...
or a slicer just like Anabel...

hope that shs all around like Justin

spiceboy
Oct 17th, 2007, 04:17 PM
I seriously doubt that she's only 10 years old.

I know what you mean. She is really mature for her age. She's a happy girl who doesn't train too much and even the times she has lost she wasn't crossed or anything. Her parents have received multiple offers to get her out of Palma and locate her in Barcelona with the best coaches and stuff. But they have always refused and she goes to a very posh English school in Mallorca, where she lives with her family. Apparently Toni Nadal (Rafa's coach) saw her when she was 2 :eek: :eek: :eek: and saw in her a star in the making. If interested I can give you the link to some articles (in Spanish).

And BTW this is Vivi last year:

http://tenisbase.com/img14/F14546.jpg

http://tenisbase.com/img14/F14535.jpg

http://tenisbase.com/img13/F13692.jpg

Looks like the kid is growing fast ;)

alexia1huff
Oct 17th, 2007, 05:26 PM
from the photos you can actually tell her technique looks good :) but the next 5 years will tellshe should be top junior by 15 if she's really worth a while (esp. that most kids that start young play juniors)

améliemomo
Oct 17th, 2007, 07:01 PM
:lol: i think she looks a bit like Andy Murray, i think it's the teeth.....:tape:

http://tenisbase.com/img16/F16892.jpghttp://www.stv.tv/archive/images/sport_images/0611Andy_Murray.jpg

get to an orthodonist pronto, kid! :o


:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

thank you for this laugh:)

Demska
Oct 17th, 2007, 07:04 PM
Virginia Wade ???

hingis-seles
Oct 17th, 2007, 07:08 PM
Really cute kid.

jj74
Oct 17th, 2007, 07:47 PM
I seriously doubt that she's only 10 years old.

She was born in april 1997, and right now is far fron being tall (but seeing last years pics is obvious that she is growing fast). Eleonora Dean (the winner of 2006 Smikva Bowl) is a year older an more than 12 cm taller.
Of course is very very soon to tell that she will be a good player, but there are some things that make me optimistic about it. Her parent are really down to earth, she has some good aptitudes apart from a good tecnique (she is agresive, inteligent on court and a fighter),
I wish she'll becaome a good player, right now we don't have many in spain. Well, time will tell

Andrew Laeddis
Oct 17th, 2007, 08:05 PM
is she a moonballer too

jj74
Oct 17th, 2007, 08:24 PM
As i know she is an agressive player, and the video don't show any moonball (but it's only a 17 seconds video)