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Old Jan 8th, 2010, 12:08 AM   #109
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Re: Aleksandra Krunic

Awesome success for young Aleksandra.
So far in whole career she played just about 10 ITF events and all is 10K (except just one 25K). So before this big-one 50K tournament best ranked opponent which she ever meet is about #400 ranked, but she still managed to win 10 straight sets in the row here, including this win against TOP300 in-form player! And don't forget that she won career-first event which she ever played (2008 Prokuplje 10K), so this is not just coincidence, this girl must be very courage, focused and self-confident. And of course very talented.

Thanks to risky decision to drop juniors career just in moment when she has open opportunity to rise in one of best Jr-players and even Jr-slam title contender she choose harder way for young player to be visible on tennis radar. But in same time she obviously not waste her time and seems that she is already prepared for "next step". For direct 25K and 50K access she needs to be ranked TOP300-TOP250, and only this week she already improve at least 100 places with nice chances to improve more if in next couple hours she beat Lu from China. Chinese is #225 in rankings but I dont think that she is much better than Alex previous opponent and thanks to so express wins here she is less tired than anybody expect from some very young girl after 5 back-to-back matches (Alex won 10 straight sets including FOUR BAGELS ).

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