Elina is 15 (born Sept 17, 2002) and she having really good year on her hands. In the last two months she won two G2 tournaments in a row (Plovdiv Cup in Bulgaria and Ozerov Cup in Russia), reached a career high of nubmer 46 in the world junior rankings and today she made R16 of GA Trofeo Bonfiglio in Milan.
What are your thoughts about EA, Rybatouka? Do you agree that Elina is making big progress in this year?
Definitely! Up until last year, she seemed to always be a little bit behind her BFF Avelina in terms of results, but recently she's definitely stepped up! I have no idea how she plays though, I don't follow juniors as closely anymore... I will try to watch her next week (if my Eurosport shows junior matches ).