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Old Nov 15th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #21
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Re: Goddess in the making: Despina Papamichail

Despina ends the year at #3 in the U16 rankings, which is great for a 15 year old that will return to that circuit next season. She is a very nice, high-spirited girl based on the interviews of her that I saw.
The 1st interview was at $50.000 Patras Cup 2008 in March/April. The interview can be found here: http://tennisnews.gr/index.php?optio...=46&Itemid=117
The 2nd interview was at Athens $100.000+H in September and the link is as follows: http://link.brightcove.com/services/...ctid1842856707

-Basically, she is saying in interview#1, that she won her QR1 match against another Greek, Simona Syleouni. She struggled a little bit, but played good overall. Now she will see who she will play in the next round, and it might be Biljana Pavlova, who she beat a few weeks eralier at 10k Porto Rafti. The writing on her hand was put by her friend, after she won the Preveza junior cup. In the second interview, she is talking about how she lost in QR1 to Veronika Kapshay of Ukraine, a very talented player, and how she tried her best, but just couldn't win. She also talks a little bit about how great it is to have such a big tournament in Greece.
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