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Amina is a 16 yo leftie (born September 9, 1999 in Moscow) based in Moscow.

And after a slow and fairly unimpressive start this year, she's started to post some pretty encouraging results since this summer!

Made SFs (as a qualifier) - F - SFs consecutively at 10K Telavi in Georgia in July. Then SFs at 10K Kazan in August, followed by 2 QF appearances at G2s in Hungary (G2 Budaors Cup and G2 Hungarian Open), a SF appearance at G2 ITF International Pancevo in Serbia, and eventually QFs at 10K Telavi again this week. ;)
(Before her first Telavi successes, she had only made 1 QF this year, at G2 Internationale Spring Bowl in Austria in May; only really started to play a lot in May though - between January and May she played only 2 tournaments).

She got notable wins over Martina Spigarelli, Valeria Prosperi, Tinatin Kavlashvili, Adeliya Zabirova and Polina Novikova in Telavi, Tamara Bizhukova and Ksenia Gaydarzhi in Kazan, Anastasia Mikheeva and Dalila Said in Hungary, Andreea Amalia Rosca in Serbia.
She played very close matches against Ekaterina Yashina (CHR 376) in Q2 of 25K Moscow just before Kazan - lost 4-6 6-2 5-7, and in her Kazan SF against Victoria Kamenskaya (who has been in great form lately and is now in the Top 400), 3-6 7-5 5-7. :yeah:
Also lost her 2 QFs in Hungary to Dayana Yastremska both times (4-6 6-2 3-6 in Budaors, then 3 & 4 the week after) - Dayana avenging herself after losing a hard-fought final in a G16 in Poland in 2013 :eek:h:, and she lost her SF in Serbia to Hana Mraz, 6-1 4-6 5-7. :ras: :smash:

In the final she made in Telavi, she lost to fellow 1999 Russian girl Anastasia Gasanova, 3 & 4. :hug: Lost again to Gasanova in SF the week after, 5-7 5-7. :sobbing:
This week in Telavi, she was the 6th seed and lost to 4th seed Ekaterine Gorgodze (WTA 438, CHR 307) in QF, 2-6 6-7(3). :awww:

Amina didn't play many juniors tournaments this year, so despite reaching a CHR of 75 in January, she's now dropped out of the Top 200 (#218 this year) but she could easily climb back if she committed fully again. Even though her junior schedule this year was kinda puzzling so I wonder if she's still really motivated with juniors... (she flew to Colombia for G1 Copa Pacific Rubiales in January, but skipped the AO and didn't even whore all the South American G1-G2s instead - only played this 1 tournament in Colombia :unsure:; then she tried RG qualies but failed to qualify, and didn't play Wimbledon :shrug:).
As for her pro ranking, she had never had a ranking before July, reached a CHR of 746 at the beginning of August. Currently she's #750. ;)

Good luck in the future Amina! :D I wonder how her H2Hs against Gasanova and Yastremska will evolve, if she's gonna become their official pigeon. :eek:h: Davay! :cheer::cheer::cheer:
 

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with Ulyana Shirokova this year :awww:




with Sonya Zhuk 2 years ago :p




In Telavi this summer with new BFF and dubs partner Ani Amiraghyan :awww:







Amina & Ani won the title in dubs this week, congrats! :yeah: That's Amina very first pro title :D






It looks like Amina's mum is Greek!
 

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I wonder if her mother's Georgian. She got a WC there for her first ever Pro event, she plays there tonnes, plus she has a Caucasian (I am using he word correctly here, not the meaning it has come to have :eek:h:) complexion :) I love how her eyes change colour :lol: Is she still a massive moonballer?
 

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I had no idea she was Abkhazian, was wondering if she had some "special" origins given her surname, good to know. :) Pretty sure her mother is Greek though... That's a nice mix! :p


I wonder if her mother's Georgian. She got a WC there for her first ever Pro event, she plays there tonnes, plus she has a Caucasian (I am using he word correctly here, not the meaning it has come to have :eek:h:) complexion :) I love how her eyes change colour :lol: Is she still a massive moonballer?
She's pretty and has amazing eyes yeah. :awww: No idea how she really plays, maybe she resorted to moonballing in that special match because she was overwhelmed by Dayanochka's incredible firepower :eek:h: The fact she's a leftie is pretty interesting! :)
 

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Amina is back in action at 10K Heraklion this week! :D

She won her R1 match over Tea Faber (26 yo, WTA 1016, CHR 858 :lol:) today, 1 & 2 :cool: :yeah:

R2 vs. Fanny Ostlund (18 yo, WTA 750, junior CHR 129) will be very interesting... Ostlund had flop results this year, until last month, when she made a final in Antalya, and a SF there two weeks after.
Ostlund beat 6th seed Veronika Kashay (a Top 600 player with a CHR of 227) in straights in R1 today :scared:

Davayyy Amina! :cheer::cheer::cheer:
 

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Amina lost 2-6 6-4 2-6 to Ostlund today :sad: :hug:

Slightly disappointing but not that surprising... ;)
 

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Amina played in Heraklion again this week :)

She beat (LL)Dalila Spiteri 2-6 6-3 6-3 in R1, lost to (4)Kelly Versteeg (20 yo, WTA 522) in R2, 2-6 6-2 4-6 :sad: :hug:
 

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Another week in Heraklion for Amina, she beat Bojana Marinkovic 4 & 0 in R1 today :) :yeah:

She will face 4th seed Veronika Kapshay (28 yo, WTA 586, CHR 227) in R2, hope this time she'll manage to win 2 MD matches :awww: :cheer::cheer:
 

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Amina beat Kapshay 3 & 2 :woohoo: :eek: :bigclap: ... in 2 hours. :eek:h: Is her last name Niculescu? :tears:

Excellent win for her though! :hearts:
 

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Abkhazian Beauty must have returned to her prior form of MOONBALL KWEEN :inlove:
 

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Amina beat dubs partner Vlada Ekshibarova (26 yo, WTA 642, CHR 352) in QF today, 7-6(4) 7-5 :D :yeah:

2h30 for 2 sets today... :worship: :eek:h:

SF vs. 2nd seed Julia Stamatova (22 yo, WTA 470) :cheer::cheer::cheer:
 

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Just lost 5-7 6-7(8) in SF... in 2h45m :hysteric: She had a SP on serve at *8-7 :sobbing: :hug:

Given how long her matches have last, she's definitely still moonballing though... :tears: It's weird because I don't recall such crazy match durations when she played in the past weeks. Anyways, if she sticks to that gameplan her ceiling will probably be Top 400 at best... :-/
 

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Haha they are too funny :haha: It was all for Lerka's party, she uploaded many a photo to Instagram.
 
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