Just heard on the radio that Kaia and Anett have promised to participate in February But they don't know who'll be the captain. I didn't even realize Luzgin wouldn't be the captain anymore.
Please not Rene
Why isn't Andrei?
Anyway, this is wonderful news Eva and one last player will also get a lot of opportunities to play as I don't think there will be any need for Kaia at all aside from promoting the event The publicity that the girls would have gotten if neither played would have been bad
Anyway, this week in 10K Helsinki, Valeria managed to qualify against an average girl easily which is nice and her, Birgit, Eva and Mia all have Good Draws to get a win and Eva has a shot at a QF IMO Also Eva and Aljona in Doubles Let's hope for some WTA points
There are Estonians everywhere this week in Helsinki and 3 are on livestream today
Valeria is on now and she has a nice game just needs to hit less stupid errors
She has the power and the movement Should be Top 300 Junior this time next year
Also, Leivo is not bad for someone so lowly ranked
Valeria just smashing 2nd serves into the middle of the net
EDIT 1: Some better movement of the ball and consistency and Valeria gets 2*-5 :0 She has had some opportunities like had some game points at 1*-4 but wasted them so hopefully she can get some games here now and maybe win the 2nd
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Unfortunately Valeria lost 6-3 6-4
She played well at the end to come back from 5-2 down and saved a match point with an Ace, another with a good 2nd Serve and some crafty play like Serve and Volley and Winners
She let Leivo off in the last game though as at 15-15 she had an opportunity and at 40-15 as well
Still, not too bad for a debut and if she can improve her Serve, Return and Consistency she has a very nice game capable of good things Better than Eva was at her age IMO
She is much better than some of the people who won in Round 1
Anyway, Meelis can you provide some background information? I know her Mum is some sort of a photographer and Valeria dpes a lot of modelling: her Mum is also of Russian descent but what is her father because Arkadi Gorlats seems neither Estonian nor Russian