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Dasha from Kyïv, who's gonna turn 15 tomorrow, was the top U14 European girl at the beginning of last year, but she had a pretty underwhelming 2016 eventually and saw fellow Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk, as well as girls like Hindova, Frayman & Charaeva completely sprint past her in terms of results and as a consequence ranking. :awww:

But she's just had a very good fortnight in Uzbekistan, so I figured she deserved her own thread as well now! :D
Indeed, she won G2 Tashkent last week in very convincing fashion: she beat leftie Alise Cernecka 2 & 2 in R1, 3rd seed Vlada Koval (15 yo, #99/CHR 63) 6-0 7-5 in R2, 7th seed Yasmina Karimjanova (15 yo, #211) 4 & 3 in QF, top seed Valeriya Deminova (17 yo, #89) 2 & 1 in SF, and 4th seed Gergana Topalova (17 yo, #171) - who beat fellow Ukrainian (6)Viktoriya Petrenko in SF - 6-0 2-0 ret. in the final! :worship: :bigclap:
And this week, she was runner-up of G3 Namangan: she beat Victoria Allen 2 & 3 in R1, top seed Vlada Koval again - 6-2 7-5 in R2, 8th seed Zoziya Kardava (15 yo, #267) 6-3 7-6(4) in QF and 4th seed Valeriya Olyanovskaya (who upset 4th seed Umarova in straights in R2) 6-1 4-0 ret. in SF :yeah:, before falling short against Russian 2nd seed Ekaterina Vishnevskaya (17 yo, #111) in the final, 5-7 2-6. :awww: :hug:

Before that, she reached the QFs of G2 Tunis in Feb. Then a few weeks later, she tried to play G1 Yeltsin Cup qualies without success - she was the 2nd seed, had a bye in Q1 and lost 5-7 2-6 to Russian fellow 2002 girl Elizaveta Dementyeva, seeded 8, in Q2. :-/ So this good couple weeks is very welcome! :)

Her best singles results in 2016 were: winning Cat. 1 G14 Khimki Christmas Cup (she was the top seed, routined Russian 16th seed Oksana Selekhmeteva 2 & 4 in the final), QFist of Cat. 1 G14 Les Petits As (she was the top seed, was upset by Czech 6th seed and eventual runner-up Denisa Hindova in QF, 6-7(7) 3-6), and SFist at G3 Shymkent last October (she got double-breadsticked by Russian top seed and eventual champion Sofya Lansere in SF).
She was the 5th seed at U14 European Championships last summer in Pilsen, flopped to unseeded 2003 born Brit Kylie Bilchev in R4, 3-6 6-1 3-6. :tears:
I guess the highlight of last year for her probably was winning the U14 Fed Cup as part of Team Ukraine (along with Marta Kostyuk and Dasha Lopatetskaya) last summer (they were the top seeds, slew 3rd seeds Czech Rep 3-0 in SF, and beat 2nd seeds USA in the final :worship:)! :awww: :hearts:

Thanks to her big run last week, Dasha has already leaped up to a new CHR of 161 (+203), and next week she'll be in the Top 150 :D :bounce:

Hopefully she keeps showing this kind of form and improving, davay! :cheer:
 

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Some pics:




























with Vika Petrenko




with her lil bro




G2 Tashkent champ!




3 years ago, with Marta & Dasha L. :crying2:



... 2 years later, World Junior Tennis Finals champs!



 

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Pics from 2016 Winter Cups finals, which they won! :D































 

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They ended up winning the Summer Cups as well 6 months later, as well as the World Junior Tennis Finals - basically they won all team competitions last year, and thus received the "Team of the Year" Tennis Europe award! :worship:











Some full matches from Les Petits As (the U14 Slam) last year:





And the full final of Khimki Christmas Cup that was played just before:



Also, Dasha was the runner of Open Super 12 Auray (the U12 Slam) in 2015:





 

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Dasha's up to a new HR of 134 (+27) :bounce: :)
 

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U16 Summer Cup finals, with Laguza & Tsyurpalevych









They lost 1-2 to 4th seeds Hungary in R1 yesterday (the finals are held in Hungary) :(



That's very disappointing, regarless of Hungary being seeded (Tennis Europe seedings are a joke :lol:)... Dasha :weirdo: :facepalm: & Anna :eek: should both have won their singles match! :no:

Anyways, they're facing Sweden (who lost 0-3 to top seed Russian yesterday) in the play-offs today, GL! :bounce:
 

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Play-off R1 Ukraine 2 - 1 Sweden



Dasha :cool: :yeah:

Anka :help: :weirdo: Sweden didn't even bother making their top player play, so this was the #2 player only she faced :shrug:

They'll face Belarus, who lost 1-2 to (3)France yesterday and beat Greece 3-0 today, for the 5th place tomorrow :awww:
 

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:awww: :hug:

 

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Play-off Final Ukraine 3 - 0 Belarus



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Day 1:




Day 2:




:cool: :yeah: :cheer:
 

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Day 3:






:yeah: :cool: :cheer:
 

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Day 4:



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Congrats! :) :bounce:














 
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