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Danii's Law Jul 23rd, 2011 02:28 PM

Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
I just saw this girl got a WC into the qualifying for Washington. She's only 14!

Does anyone know anything about her? Does she train in the US? It was such a pleasant surprise seeing her name in the draw.

I know nothing about her but want her to win more than anything. Hahaha Pame Valentini :bounce:

Misty Jul 23rd, 2011 07:15 PM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
She's just lost to Whitney Johnson (USA) 6:2 6:2
I can post a link to her page on a Russian site
http://vkontakte.ru/id62124088

hellas719 Jul 27th, 2011 05:22 AM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
Good try in her first WTA event :hug:
But she got her first WTA point :D

She must train in the United States. After all, she is one of Greece's most promising female players EVER, and is among the best U14 girls in the world, just a little behind Bencic, Ostapenko, Rychagova, Nefedova, and Konjuh ;). I think she has top 20 potential and I'm not joking at all ;)

hellas719 Jul 27th, 2011 05:26 AM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
Article in Greek with a photo of Valentini:
Σε WTA η 14χρονη Γραμματικοπούλου!


Η Βαλεντίνη Γραμματικοπούλου έκανε χτες ένα μεγάλο μακροβούτι στη μέχρι τώρα τενιστική της σταδιοδρομία, λαμβάνοντας μέρος στα προκριματικά του Citi Open, τουρνουά $220,000 της WTA που διεξάγεται στην Washinghton και στάθηκε αρκετά καλά σε αγώνα που τελικά ηττήθηκε. Η 14χρονη Ελληνίδα αθλήτρια αντιμετώπισε την 11 χρόνια μεγαλύτερή της Αμερικανίδα Whitney Jones και στάθηκε αρκετά καλά, έχοντας μάλιστα 7 ευκαιρίες για break, από τις οποίες αξιοποίησε μόν τη μία γνωρίζοντας την ήττα με 6-2, 6-2 σε ένα παιχνίδι - εμπειρία για την Βαλεντίνη που διήρκησε 1 ώρα και 10 λεπτά και κάτω από αφόρητη ζέστη.

Στο ίδιο τουρνουά θα λάβει μέρος στο κυρίως ταμπλό και η Λένα Δανιηλίδου, η οποία θα αντιμετωπίσει στον 1ο γύρο την Βρετανή Heather Watson, ενώ στα διπλά με συμπαίκτρια την Ιταλίδα Alberta Brianti θα αναμετρηθούν με τις Craybas και Czink.



1/7 on BPs :sad:
She could've even won a set if she converted on some more BPs :awww:
Still, she's only 14 y.o. :)


Some biographical info about her-All I really know is that she's from Zakynthos island and she still lives there, but she probably recently moved to an American academy somewhere in Florida since she played in Washington DC :p

hellas719 Jul 27th, 2011 05:37 AM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
More pics of her:


















Far left:


Right:


Video:



Forgot to add: She had a win over Mariya Shishkina at the Orange Bowl last year :eek::yeah:

hellas719 Jul 27th, 2011 05:41 AM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
ITF Juniors Current Ranking: 1475
ITF Juniors Career-High Ranking: 1422

She only played one tournament, a G4 in Turkey in May (as a WC). Here are her results there:
Singles:
64 W Gulben GULDAS (TUR) 6-3 6-4
32 W Sarah Beth ASKEW (GBR) 6-4 6-3
16 L Iulia SERGHEEVA (MDA) 4-6 3-6
Doubles:
partnering MARIA MUDRIK (RUS)
32 L ANIL (TUR) / GONEN (TUR) 3-6 1-6

Her one professional event, other than WTA Washington DC was a $10,000 tournament in Paros, Greece in May. Her results:
Singles:
32 L Samantha POWERS (USA) 6-7(4) 4-6
Doubles:
partnering Ksenia CHIMPOAKE (RUS)
16 W MOURA (POR) / POWERS (USA) 6-3 4-6 [10-8]
QF L BARBAT (DEN) / KAZIMOVA (UKR) W/O

BlueTrees Jul 28th, 2011 04:51 AM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
Seems like she could be a good player. Only 14. :eek: Will definitely keep an eye on her. :yeah:

hellas719 Aug 11th, 2011 05:03 AM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
10K Paros:









hellas719 Aug 17th, 2011 05:40 AM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hellas719 (Post 20030681)
10K Paros:









Those links don’t work, but these do:









hellas719 Aug 23rd, 2011 05:38 AM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
G4 Mexico:
R1: Valentini GRAMMATIKOPOULOU (GRE) defeated Samanta Elizabeth ZAMBRANO RENDON (MEX) 6-0 6-1
R2: Valentini GRAMMATIKOPOULOU (GRE) defeated Sarahi GARCIA CARRERA (MEX) (7) 6-1 6-1
QF: Valentini GRAMMATIKOPOULOU (GRE) defeated Camila FUENTES (USA) (2) 4-6 6-1 7-6(4)
SF: Valentini GRAMMATIKOPOULOU (GRE) defeated Rima ASATRIAN (USA) 6-2 7-5
F: Alejandra CISNEROS (MEX) (1) defeated Valentini GRAMMATIKOPOULOU (GRE) 5-7 0-2 Retired

:sobbing:
She could've won her first title, which would've been earlier than Despina :eek:. I hope it is not serious, but it's sad since she would've won the whole tournament :awww:

Also reached doubles QF :p

hellas719 Aug 23rd, 2011 05:41 AM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
http://tennisnews.gr/greek-tennis/ju...unior-cup-2011

No info about the injury, but Cisneros is ITF #164 so it's amazing to see how she is beating players like that at just 14 years old :worship:

Danii's Law Aug 23rd, 2011 06:33 AM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
I really hope this girl is good. Those are great results, so sad to have to pull out of a final after being a set and a break up.

I wish her all the best luck.

Håkon Dec 1st, 2011 03:03 PM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
Good result for Valentina this week, in G14 class in the Eddie Herr International (Florida)

R128: W 6-3 6-0 vs Meng Luxizi (CHN, WC)
R64: W 6-4 6-3 vs Talya Zandberg (ISR, 14)
R32: W 6-4 7-5 vs Vivian Zlatanova (BUL)
R16: L 6-7(4) 3-6 vs Renata Zarazua (MEX, 1)

BlueTrees Dec 14th, 2011 01:27 PM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
Valentini reached the final of the G14 Nike Junior Tour Masters! Unfortunately she lost badly but to get as far as she did considering she needed a wildcard to get into the tournament is a huge achievement!

1R: BYE
2R: (WC)Valentini Grammatikopoulou (GRE) df. Vivian Zlatanova (BUL) 5-7 7-5 7-5
3R: (WC)Valentini Grammatikopoulou (GRE) df. (4)Ivana Jorovic (SRB) 6-2 0-6 10-5
QF: (WC)Valentini Grammatikopoulou (GRE) df. (5)Ndindi Ndunda (USA) 6-4 7-6(1)
SF: (WC)Valentini Grammatikopoulou (GRE) df. (2)Naiktha Bains 6-3 3-6 10-7
F: (3)Ana Konjuh (CRO) df. (WC)Valentini Grammatikopoulou (GRE) 6-1 6-1

Håkon Dec 20th, 2011 10:45 AM

Re: Vamos Valentini Grammatikopoulou!! Cheering thread!
 
Reached R3 in Orange Bowl G14 - at least she won't have to ask for wild cards now I hope.

R128: Valentini Grammatikopoulou (GRE) df. Maddie Pothoff (USA) 61 75
R64: Valentini Grammatikopoulou (GRE) df. (Q)Margot Yerolymos (FRA) 61 67(5) 61
R32: (9-16)Mia Horvit (USA) d. Valentini Grammatikopoulou (GRE) 75 64


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