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BlueTrees Jun 9th, 2013 07:08 AM

Sofya Zhuk
 


Biography



Name: Sofya Zhuk
Born: 1st December 1999 (13 years old)
Birth Place: Moscow, Russia
Age Started Tennis: 6 years old
Coach: Olivier Jeunehomme (trains at Justine Henin Academy)
Favourite Surface: Hard & clay
Favourite Players: Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka & Caroline Wozniacki
Career High WTA Ranking: Unranked
Career High ITF Junior Ranking: #43
Career High Tennis Europe 14&U Ranking: #1

Career Highlights

2010 12&U C3 Boris Skorodumov Memorial Cup Champion

2011 12&U C3 Novikov Cup Champion
2011 12&U C3 April Cup Champion
2011 12&U C3 Gold Reserv Champion
2011 12&U C3 Balashiha Open Champion
2011 14&U C3 Cacak Open Finalist
2011 14&U C3 Krka Pikovit Cup Champion
2011 12&U USTA Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships Finalist

2012 14&U C3 Tumba Europe Spring Trophy Finalist
2012 14&U C2 International Tournament Pavia Champion
2012 14&U C2 International Tournament Correggio Finalist
2012 16&U C3 Kristof Vliegen Youth Cup Champion
2012 14&U C1 BNP Paribas Cup Stade Franšais Paris Semifinalist
2012 14&U C1 Mercedes Jugend Cup Champion
2012 16&U C2 Steinfort Tennis Europe Junior Tour Open Semifinalist
2012 16&U C2 Torneig Joan Mir In Memoriam Finalist
2012 16&U C2 Swiss Tennis Junior Trophy Biel Finalist
2012 14&U C1 Junior Kremlin Cup Semifinalist

2013 14&U C1 Les Petits As Semifinalist
2013 14&U C1 Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris Finalist
2013 ITF G4 Alex Podolsky Junior Tournament Semifinalist
2013 16&U C2 Rafi Dorot Memorial I Finalist
2013 16&U C2 Rafi Dorot Memorial II Semifinalist
2013 16&U C1 Torneo Avvenire Milano Champion
2013 16&U C2 International Tournament Citta Di Crema Champion

BlueTrees Jun 9th, 2013 07:09 AM

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BlueTrees Jun 9th, 2013 07:11 AM

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2011 12&U USTA Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships Final (lt. Schaefer 7-5 7-5)



2012 16&U C3 Kristof Vliegen Youth Cup Final (df. Kaupper 6-0 6-1)



2013 14&U C1 Les Petits As Third Round (df. Pieri 6-4 6-3)


BlueTrees Jun 15th, 2013 11:31 AM

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Torneo Avvenire Milano, Milan, Italy, TEJT 16&U C1

R1: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Arianna Capogrosso (ITA) 7-6(8) 7-5
R2: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. (WC)Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) 6-4 6-1
R3: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Ena Babic (CRO) 6-4 6-2
QF: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Silvia Chinellato (ITA) 6-2 7-6(2)
SF: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. (1)Verena Hofer (ITA) 7-6(4) 6-1
FR: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. (12)Anna Gabric (GER) 7-5 7-6(5)

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Sofya's first title of the year and the biggest of her career! :) This is a very prestigious Tennis Europe 16&U event and to win it as a 13 year old is a great achievement.

Trey Jun 15th, 2013 10:22 PM

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This girl is pretty good for her age I be keeping up with her Progress for now GL too her at her next event

BlueTrees Jun 18th, 2013 03:02 PM

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After winning in Milan, Sofya's now ranked #1 on the Tennis Europe 14&U rankings.

This week she's playing 16&U C2 International Tournament Citta De Crema as the #1 seed.


Dan_Doe Jun 18th, 2013 09:58 PM

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She's got a cool name :lol:
I'm in search of new junior faves and I think I'll stick with Sofya for a while :oh:




Софья Жук for the win :rocker2:

Dan_Doe Jun 18th, 2013 10:17 PM

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A longer video:




But how the hell can I post videos on this board? :rolleyes:

LE: thanks to BlueTrees for explaining :wavey:

BlueTrees Jun 19th, 2013 04:33 AM

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Yeah, her name is cool. "Zhuk" means beetle in Russian, as was said in the video in the first post. :p

That photo Dan posted of Sofya with the trophies is from after she won 2012 14&U C2 International Tournament Pavia.

BlueTrees Jun 21st, 2013 05:51 PM

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2013 16&U C1 Torneo Avvenire Milano Champion


Trey Jun 21st, 2013 05:53 PM

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cute pic, she really look tall for her age

Dan_Doe Jun 21st, 2013 10:36 PM

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Yeah, cool photo :yeah:
In that Milano tournament she defeated Verena Hofer in the semi, number 1 seed, who is more than 2 years older than her and who was on a good form at the moment. Quite impressive.

Trey Jun 22nd, 2013 06:15 PM

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She Won another Title

International Tournament Citta' Di Crema 16&U

1/16 (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Chiara Pusceddu(ITA) 60 60
1/8 (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Gaia Squarcialupi(ITA) 63 61
QF (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Elisa Lauri(ITA)62 61
SF (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Nina Marjanovic(SRB)63 60
F (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Agostina Zamprogno(ARG)63 60

BlueTrees Jun 22nd, 2013 06:24 PM

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Awesome! She breezed through the field. :cool:

Any ideas where she's playing next? She should really play some more junior ITF events.

Dan_Doe Jun 22nd, 2013 07:24 PM

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That's a 1,3 games lost per set :lol:

Yep, she'd better go back to playing ITF juniors now. She's too good for Tennis Europe.


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