Most of these Kazakh/Uzbek girls' rankings are pretty inflated because they're playing the weak G18s held in their area - Central Asia - all year long. Can't blame them for that, but they're collecting points with wins that are pretty much meaningless because the competition is almost inexistent. Vlada nicely exposed that.
But I'm not taking anything from her there, it was a very good routine win and it was nice to see that she didn't let herself distract or impress by her opponent's good ranking or seeding, and just kept to getting her business done.
Then how she was selected to be part of Team Russia for the ITF World Junior
Because they select the players depending on their latest results. For instance, for the Winter Cup in February this year, they picked Potapova because she's always the obvious lock, and then they picked Rakhimova, who just had a great run at Les Petits As a couple weeks before (she made the SFs), and Krupchenko who had a rather solid year in 2014 (they could also have picked Tikhonova or E. Makarova instead). At that time, Vlada and Taisya didn't really have a remarkable last year and the new year had just started when Winter Cup time came, both had played like 1 tournament each at that moment and you couldn't know they would both really step up and start winning a lot a few months later, and keep posting better and better results. They did, and that's why they were in the Russian team for the summer team events instead of Krupchenko or Tikhonova or Makarova.
Russian Tennis Tour will update its data for this month and Vlada will be ranked #1.
She started a bit slower than Pachkaleva this year (won more tournaments but Taisya was playing much stronger tournaments) but the way she's stepped up is impressive and she's now definitely ahead of Taisya in terms of results.
It's funny when you think that only just like 3 months ago at the Russian U14 Championships, Vlada "only" won the bronze, with Taisya winning the gold and Korolkova getting the silver.
Just thought about this: it's weird that Vlada didn't play the U14 European Junior Championships a month ago, because I'm pretty sure that she already was up to Russian #2 ranking and she logically could have played (would have had a spot in MD).
Oh well, we'll probably see her take part to the U16 Championships next year.