Re: принце́са Oleksandra "Olyinyković" Olyinykova. From Ukraine with love.
Talked to US university coach who saw yesterday's Sashka match by his own eyes (they want Sashka to their team, he asked me about her & her family intentions). He told that she was simply unlucky on 3rd set tie breaker, with a couple of balls in tiny outs, and distorted bounce (hole on court) on 5:5 when ball seemed to be short and convenient... Manon Leonard was 1st seeded, a girl with Grand Slams experience & ITF titles.
Many people, including me, think that Sashka is extremely talented. Unfortunately, non-tennis issues prevented her to the moment to uncover all her potential.
P.S. it is a shame, that Croatian authorities still did not provide her with passport! Our players change nationality here & there, and we say "oh, they are doing something wrong". And here is a Croatian junior champ, national team player who can't obtain HR passport for years!!! If she also go to play somewhere else, I won't be surprised!