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Today 05:42 PM
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Re: Valient Valeria Solovieva Cheering Thread!

$50K Sacramento, CA 18-24 July 2016
FSP Gold River Women's Chellenger

Valeria Solovyeva

Main Draw QuarterFinal (22 July):





Main Draw SemiFinal (23 July):















(Photos: facebook.com/GRWCUSTA)
Today 05:31 PM
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$50K Sacramento, CA 18-24 July 2016
FSP Gold River Women's Chellenger

Valeria Solovyeva

Main Draw Rnd 2 (21 July):

















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(Photos: facebook.com/GRWCUSTA)
Today 05:28 PM
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$50K Sacramento, CA 18-24 July 2016
FSP Gold River Women's Chellenger

Valeria Solovyeva

Final Qualifying Round (19 July):









Main Draw Rnd 1 (20 July):





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(Photos: facebook.com/GRWCUSTA)
Today 05:17 PM
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Another Great week and Great Tournament and also different dresses in $50K Sacramento, CA 18-24 July 2016
FSP Gold River Women's Chellenger

Singles Qualifying Draw
Rnd 1 (1)Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. Desirae Krawczyk (USA) 60 62
Rnd 2 (1)Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. Ashley Kratzer (USA) 62 62
Final (1)Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. (8)Tori Kinard (USA) 46 75 61

Singles Main Draw
Rnd 1 (Q)Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. (Q)Chanel Simmonds (RSA) 46 64 63
Rnd 2 (Q)Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. (7)Mayo Hibi (JPN) 62 62
QF (Q)Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. (3)An-Sophie Mestach (BEL) 36 62 63
SF Sofia Kenin (USA) d. (Q)Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) 64 64
Jul 3rd, 2016 03:05 PM
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on her SemiFinal match against Caitlin Whoriskey.

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Valeria Solovyeva had been something of a Russian steamroller ... steamrolling her way to three straight tournament finals prior to El Paso.

So Caitlin Whoriskey's planning was understandable.

Whoriskey was slated to meet the white hot Russian Solovyeva in Saturday morning's semifinals of the Hunt Communities $25,000 Women's Pro Tennis Classic at Tennis West Sports & Racquet Club.

Smiling, then laughing, Whoriskey said, "I made my flight reservations home for tomorrow. She'd just been steamrolling everyone. Guess I'll have to change my flight."

Indeed she will.

Solovyeva began as expected, rolling past Whoriskey 6-1 in the first set. But Whoriskey, the 28-year-old from Boston, changed tactics ... she began coming to the net every chance she got. And that tipped the match upside down ... and forced Whoriskey to change her flight plans.

Whoriskey roared back to defeat Solovyeva 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 to reach Sunday morning's championship match against defending champion Jamie Loeb.

While Whoriskey and Solovyeva locked up in a 2½ hour duel, Loeb simply smothered South African Chanel Simmonds 6-2, 6-3 ... wrapping up a championship spot in just about an hour.

In the first set of her match, Whoriskey looked as though she were on schedule to make that Sunday flight. Solovyeva rolled right through her 6-1. But then everything changed. And, all of a sudden, it began to look more and more as though that Sunday flight was in jeopardy.

"The first set nothing was really going my way," Whoriskey said, shaking her head. "She was playing really well and I knew she is a great competitor. I gave her a couple of openings and she took advantage of them. The second set I just decided to start coming forward and I think it threw her off a little. I don't feel my game is as strong when I stay on the baseline and exchange, so I decided to play to my strength.

"Plus, here in El Paso, the condition suits my game well," she said. "The ball jumps off the court, doesn't settle in like on clay and give your opponent time to pass you. Plus, it flies through the air. I guess you could say my game is suited for El Paso."

Whoriskey broke Solovyeva in the opening game of the second set and then broke her twice more, soaring away to a 5-0 lead. She came to net and put away a backhand volley to lock up the second set 6-2.

The third set was a tense duel. Solovyeva swatted away a trio of break points and held her serve to go up 1-0. Whoriskey leveled the match with her serve and then broke Solovyeva to take a 2-1 lead. But the 23-year-old Russian broke right back and it was level at 2-all. Whoriskey broke again and worked her way to a 5-4 lead. She served for the match but Solovyeva broke back at love and the match was all even — one set each, 5-all. But Whoriskey broke back one more time and this time, serving for the set a second time, closed the show.

Whoriskey played a pair of qualifying matches and Saturday marked her third three-set match in four outings in the main draw. And then she took a break and returned for the doubles final.

Whoriskey and Ashley Weinhold teamed to win the doubles championship Saturday afternoon, taking a 6-4, 7-6 (3) win over Sanaz Marand and Carol Zhao.

"Lot of tennis this week," Whoriskey said, laughing again. "But that's a good thing. Guess I'll have to change that flight now. I'll miss the Fourth of July party on Cape Cod, but I think my friends will understand. This is a pretty good reason."

http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/spo...nals/86640822/
Jul 3rd, 2016 03:02 PM
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$25K El Paso, TX, USA (7 June - 03 July 2016)

Valeria Solovyeva of Russia returns a shot from Carol Zhao of Canada on Friday during the Hunt Communities $25,000 Women’s Pro Tennis Classic at Tennis West Sports & Racquet Club.

Jul 3rd, 2016 02:57 PM
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A report on her QuarterFinal Win over first seeded Kristie Ahn:
(by El Paso Times)

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Patient Russian heals, beats tourney's top seed

The young woman waited patiently, biding her time, working to get that knee strong again, working to finish her college degree.

It was not what she wanted to do. It was what she had to do.

On a hot Thursday morning in late June, Valeria Solovyeva showed the benefits of all that work ... all that patience.

The 23-year-old from Saratov, Russia, dismissed top-seeded Kristie Ahn, 6-3, 6-2, on her way to Friday's quarterfinals of the Hunt Communities $25,000 Women's Pro Tennis Classic at Tennis West Sports & Racquet Club.

"I took my time in the match," Solovyeva said. "I was patient. Played one point at a time. This was my fifth tournament back since my knee injury and I feel I'm playing better and better."

Solovyeva is most certainly on a run right now. Her ranking, which had once been as high as 163, has slipped into the 500s with her inactivity. But she is climbing and climbing fast. She won the $25,000 event May 26 in Naples, Fla., she was the runner-up in the $25,000 event June 19 in Sumter, S.C., and she won the $25,000 event Sunday in Baton Rouge, La.

Ahn, the four-time All-American from Stanford, could never get going against Solovyeva. Ahn, with a ranking of 224 in the world, dropped the first set and fell behind 4-2 in the second set. Ahn had a look at two break points but could not convert either, so, instead of pulling back to 4-3 and on serve and still having a pulse, she fell behind 5-2. Solovyeva blistered a cross-court winner off Ahn's serve and then went on to break the Stanford graduate one more time to close out the match.

"It was hard to be out all that time," she said. "But I was able to finish my degree in sports science at my college in Russia. I worked hard on rehabbing my knee and I missed playing tennis. I didn't worry about it, though. I just tried to take it a day at a time. I'm very pleased with the way I've played. I've just tried to work on my game and the winning has been good. Those are things you cannot really control, though."

After more than a year of waiting, the young woman from Russia seems to be controlling this winning thing quite well.

http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/spo...seed/86574834/
Jul 3rd, 2016 09:13 AM
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Re: Valient Valeria Solovieva Cheering Thread!

Lera had another good run at a 25K in US, this time in El Paso.

Rnd 1 Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. Brooke Austin (USA) 75 64
Rnd 2 Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. (1)Kristie Ahn (USA) 63 62
QF Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. (8)Carol Zhao (CAN) 64 64
SF (Q)Caitlin Whoriskey (USA) d. Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) 16 62 75

Must have run a bit out of steam, playing so many matches lately. But good thing is she can .
Jun 27th, 2016 07:36 PM
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Guys, did know you Valeria's new dress brand ?? Bluefish Sport !!!

Waterfall Tennis Dress ? Bluefish Sport

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Jun 27th, 2016 07:31 PM
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Jun 27th, 2016 09:44 AM
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$25,000 Baton Rouge, LA (21-26 June)

VALERIA SOLOVYEVA captures tennis title!



Valeria Solovyeva of Saratov, Russia, capped her run at the USTA Women’s Pro Circuit’s Southern Lifestyle Development Tennis Classic, defeating Jennifer Elie of New York 5-7, 6-3, 6-0 Sunday morning at the LSU Tennis Complex to win the singles title.

Solovyeva won two singles titles on the International Tennis Federation Pro Circuit, including one earlier this year in Naples, Florida. It is her third ITF circuit title this year, including the doubles title at Naples event.

Solovyeva defeated the No. 1 seed of the tournament Riko Sawayanagi from Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan, in the semifinals on Saturday, 6-2 and 6-3 to advance to the finals.

Solovyeva showed tons of grit and determination,” LSU co-head coach Michael Sell said. “She fought like a tiger, especially after losing such a tough first set. She had a great two weeks after she lost in the finals last week, so it’s impressive to back up last week with a singles title.

Elie had Solovyeva on her heels, winning the first set 7-5, after throwing her off of her rhythm with her touch on the ball.

But Solovyeva had a sense of urgency and gained control in the second set, where she went 25-of-27 on second serves and won 13 of 24 second-serve points.

Solovyeva capped the win with a 6-0 victory in the final set in a match that lasted 2 hours and 19 minutes.

“The level of tennis was incredible and so many great players experienced how beautiful LSU is,” Sell said. “We had an increasing amount in attendance as the tournament went along, so the word is spreading. Our goal is to get the local tennis community more involved with coming to watch. I believe once more people experience this tournament, they will be thirsty to come back to watch more tennis.”

Lauren Herring and Ellen Perez took home the doubles title.

The circuit’s next tournament begins Monday in El Paso, Texas.

Valeria Solovyeva captures tennis title | The Advocate ? Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Jun 27th, 2016 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Tennis Fool View Post
CONGRATS to Lera for winning the 25K Baton Rouge!

She overcame CC Bellis, who beat her in the final of Sumter, in the second round 76(5) 67(1) 63, on the way to the final, where she overcame Jennifer Elie, 57 36 63!

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It is more surprising if you know that in THIS match against Cici Bellis, the score of 3rd set was 3-0 40-15 for Bellis !!!! and then Valeria turned everything !
Jun 26th, 2016 10:27 PM
Phenomareva
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Lera

Unbelievable run again, no doubts about her returning fully to singles now. For the record her complete route:

Rnd 1 (SE)Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. Tori Kinard (USA) 61 60
Rnd 2 (SE)Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. (3)Catherine Bellis (USA) 76(5) 67(1) 63
QF (SE)Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. Olivia Rogowska (AUS) 75 60
SF (SE)Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. (1)Riko Sawayanagi (JPN) 62 63
F (SE)Valeria Solovyeva (RUS) d. Jennifer Elie (USA) 57 63 60

Decent list of casualties. Now indeed, going for USO qualies spot. Congrats Lera
Jun 26th, 2016 06:20 PM
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CONGRATS to Lera for winning the 25K Baton Rouge!

She overcame CC Bellis, who beat her in the final of Sumter, in the second round 76(5) 67(1) 63, on the way to the final, where she overcame Jennifer Elie, 57 36 63!

Lera is now 16-1 in her last three tournaments, and on the cusp of returning to the Top 300!

Now on the march for USO qualies
Jun 20th, 2016 09:00 AM
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Report from yesterday:

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CiCi Bellis hits a return shot during her 6-1, 6-3 victory over Valeria Solovyeva on Sunday during the finals of the Palmetto Pro Open singles tournament at Palmetto Tennis Center.

JUSTIN DRIGGERS / THE SUMTER ITEM


Valeria Solovyeva returns a shot during her 6-1, 6-3 loss to CiCi Bellis on Sunday during the finals of the Palmetto Pro Open singles tournament at Palmetto Tennis Center.






Palmetto Pro Open singles champion CiCi Bellis, left, and runner-up Valeria Solovyeva pose with their respective awards on Sunday at Palmetto Tennis Center. Bellis won the title 6-1, 6-3.








Posted Sunday, June 19, 2016 6:00 am


By JUSTIN DRIGGERS justin@theitem.com

Catherine “CiCi” Bellis put her name on the tennis map at the 2014 U.S. Open by becoming the youngest player to ever win a main draw match at the age of 15.

The California native is also putting her name all over the tennis map in South Carolina – for tournament victories.

She added another city to her growing list on Sunday by capturing the Palmetto Pro Open singles title with a dominant 6-1, 6-3 win over Valeria Solovyeva at Palmetto Tennis Center.

The victory was her fourth International Tennis Federation Pro Circuit singles title, with three of the four coming in the Palmetto State. Aside from Sumter, Bellis also has tourney crowns in Florence and Rock Hill.

“It feels amazing,” said the 17-year-old Bellis afterwards. “I’ve won three Pro Circuit titles (in S.C.). I love the site. I’ve never been (to PTC) before, but I just felt really comfortable here.”

That might be an understatement. Bellis, who was the third seed when the main draw began on Tuesday, never dropped a set and had the upper hand in the majority of her matches from the start -- as was the case Sunday when she jumped out to a 5-0 lead on Solovyeva in the first set en route to the 6-1 victory.

“I was obviously playing really good tennis (this week),” Bellis said. “I was dictating the ball well, playing my game and moving forward.

“Today I think early on I was dictating the points, being aggressive and using my forehand to move (Solovyeva).”

Things shifted early in the second set, however, and Bellis found herself down 3-1 and in danger of possibly going to a third-set tiebreaker.

But she rallied to take the last five games, including three on deuce points. Two stood out as Bellis and Solovyeva were tied at three games each when the younger American won back-to-back games to go up 5-3.

The final deuce point of the match went to Bellis after the two had each held the advantage a few different times before the Californian took control.

“Huge,” Bellis said of the two deuce points. “Especially that 4-3 game. That was probably the biggest game of the match for me.

“She started moving me around (in the second set) and starting hitting a couple more winners. So I just had to stick with it, play my game and it turned out well.”

It was a disappointing ending for Solovyeva, the top-seeded qualifier who was playing in her seventh match of the week.

“Today I would say there was not one (part) of the match where I felt comfortable, to be honest,” said Solovyeva, who had never faced Bellis before. “It took some time for me to get going, but she played a really solid match.

“I needed to come up with something really, really good to beat her, and it was just not in me today I guess.”

The native Russian, who will turn 24 later this year, was riding an 11-match winning streak entering Sunday’s play but could not overcome a somewhat slow start.

“I had my chance (in the second set) when it was 3-1, but one call kind of took me away a bit for a few games,” she said. “That was probably my only opening, but other than that you never know what would have happened ‘if’ this.

“But I gave my best on each point and each game, so I can’t blame myself for that. It’s just a part of the game.”


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