Re: принце́са Oleksandra "Olyinyković" Olyinykova. From Ukraine with love.
I am actually wondering why BOTH Oliynykova & Sipek are not invited to National Team.
Sipek is 17 y.o. She could play U18... where Janko (!!!), Turkovic & Mamic (!!!) played.
Oliynykova is 16 y.o. She could play both U18 & U16 (Zelic, Pavkovic, Masic).
I believe that national coaches know what they are doing.
May be, in case of Oliynykova the reason is she is very unstable: she can play fantastic, and then immediately drop a match because of some minor stress. Nevertheless, this is a job of a team coach to find "ways and words" to a player, who during ITF Tournament won 14 sets of 14 played, and in 12 of them lost 2 games or less.
And - what about Lana Sipek? For last 2 months a girl played two ITF singles finals, and won 2 ITF doubles finals... but no National Team invitation, while we have there Matea Mamic & Leonarda Janko...