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Slovenija's most exciting brand new revelation?

She's 14 (born November 25, 2000 in Koseze, Bohinj), based in Ljubljana and she's posting great results so far this year... After a few first tournaments where she didn't have much success, she made the SFs at G2 City of Florence International Tournament right from the qualies the first week of April; then she reached the final at G2 Slovakia Cup three weeks later, as a qualifier as well; next two weeks later in May she makes the QFs at G2 Panaceo ITF Junior Cup; the week after she wins G16 Grawe Open in Maribor; the week after she plays 10K Velenje in Slovenia and wins a match in MD; and this week she's through to her 3rd final this year at G2 Hungarian Open, after having to qualify again.

She got wins over: Bejenaru, Kolodziejova, Anshba. In the Slovenian 10K, she beat a nobody in R1 - Gabriela Horackova (WTA CHR: 970 :lol:), 7-6(6) 4-6 6-4, and fell to top seed Despina Papamichail (a Top 400 player), 1 & 3.
In the final of G2 Slovakia Cup, she lost in 3 sets to Monika Kilnarova, 2-6 6-4 1-6.
This week, she beat: (WC)Viviana De Paola 6-2 7-6(1) in R1, (3)Georgina Axon 6-1 2-6 6-3 in R2, (Q)Anastasia Zarytska 7-5 6-4 in QF, double-bagelled (Q)Ioana Guna in SF today; she will face 4th seed Anastasia Detiuc (#154) from Moldova, who is in good form too - interesting match. :)

She's currently #292 in juniors, CHR of 290 at the beginning of May.
 

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She's cute! :awww:



 

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Well, Nastia gave her a spanking in the final today, 1 & 0 :hug:

But it was an excellent week! :yeah:
 

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New CHR: 165 (+127) :eek: :worship:
 

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Kaja played G4 TK Triglav Open in Slovenia this week, this was her first tournament since the Hungarian Open at the end of May, and she made the final. :)

She was the top seed, beat Laura Cazacu 0 & 1 in R1, (Q)Maya Tahan 2 & 2 in R2, (6)Jovana Vukovic 1 & 3 in QF, (5)Natalia Boltinskaya 1 & 2 in SF, before falling to fellow Slovenian (3)Veronika Erjavec in the final, 3-6 6-3 3-6. :hug:
 

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Kaja played G2 Hungarian Open this week, but she drew the 2nd seed Panna Uvardy (#88) in R1 and lost to her, 3-6 6-4 1-6 :hug:
 

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Kaja played G2 Serbia Junior Open last week in Novi Sad, and made the SFs there. :)

She was the 5th seed there, beat Csenge Furak 4 & 1 in R1, (LL)Oona Orpana 7-6(3) 6-2 in R2, and (4)Ema Lazic (#97, who won the G2 in Pancevo just the week before) 6-1 4-6 6-3 in QF :yeah: and she lost a superclose match in SF against top seed Ioana Minca (#69), 7-6(6) 5-7 5-7. :sobbing: :hug:

Very good week nonetheless, which got her to breaking into the Top 100 for the very first time this week: new CHR of 97 (+49) :cool: :D
 

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Kaja is playing G4 Losinj Juniors Cup in Croatia this week! :bounce: :)

She is the top seed in the MD but went through the qualies (top seeded in qualies as well, she had a bye in Q1, beat Lucija Zagar 0 & 1 in Q2 and Adrienn Horvath 6-7(5) 6-4 6-2 in Q3), and after that she beat Lenka Stara 6-2 4-6 6-1 in R1, and (Q)Arabella Koller 3 & 1 in R2 :yeah:

QF vs. (5)Karolina Berankova :cheer::cheer:
 

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Solid win against Berankova for Kaja, 6-2 7-6(0) :yeah: :cool:

SF vs. fellow Sloven Anja Gal (who is only a few months older than her) :cheer::cheer::cheer:
 

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Kaja won the title! :D

She beat Anja 3 & 2 yesterday, and (2)Olga Danilovic (Serbian 2001-born, #158) 7-6(5) 6-1 in the final today! :bigclap: :cool:

 

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Kaja also won the title in doubles with Nika Radisic. :yeah: They thrashed another fellow all-Slovenian pair, Gal/Zupancic, in the final, 1 & 0. :cool: (And also beat Danilovic/Zelic in SF, 2 & 3 :p).

2nd dubs title in a row for Kaja after winning G2 Serbian Junior Open with Veronika Erjavec 2 weeks ago! :D
 

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New CHR of 86 (+10) for Kaja this week! :dance:
 

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Kaja played G4 Junior Zagreb Cup this week, she was the top seed, beat (LL)Lisa Zaar 6-0 ret. in R1, but flopped badly to (WC)Leonarda Janko in R2, 3 & 1 :( :hug:
 

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Kaja made her Slam debuts this week at the junior AO! Sadly, she drew 12th seed Chihiro Muramatsu (#27, 2 years 1/2 older than her) and lost 3 & 2 :sad: :hug:

Just before, she played the AO warmup tournament - the G1 in Traralgon -, where she beat Barnard Zani 4-6 6-1 6-4 in R1, and 2nd seed Charlotte Robillard-Millette (#8, CHR 4) in R2, 4 & 3 :D :yeah: but she lost to 14th seed Ioana Minca in R3, 1 & 3 :hug:




 

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Also, she and her lovely partner Olga lost a heartbreaking match in R1, 6-7(3) 6-2 [9-11] to Craciun/Gavrila :sobbing: :sad: :hug:

 

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She is in magnificent form this week, crushing and bagelling players left and right! :eek:
Yeah, she's made 3 finals in her last four tournaments - including a GA (same category as Slams) last week :bolt: :worship:

- at G2 City of Florence International Tournament, she made the QFs: she was the 5th seed, beat Michaela Bayerlova 7-6(1) 4-6 6-4 in R1, and Maria Vittoria Viviani 3 & 0 in R2, lost 2 & 2 to eventual champion Ludmilla Samsonova in QF

- then, at G2 Slovakia Cup, she made the final: she was the 2nd seed, had a bye in R1, and she beat qualifier Andjela Skrobonja 1 & 1 in R2, 13th seed Polina Golubovskaya 7-6(5) 6-2 in R3, 9th seed Michaela Bayerlova 1 & 2 in QF, and 12th seed Weronika Jasmina Forys 3 & 3 in SF, lost to top seed Monika Kilnarova (#27) 5-7 6-4 2-6 in the final

- then she made the final of G2 Panaceo ITF junior: she was the top seed, beat Melissa Plambeck 0 & 1 in R1, Tereza Prochazkova 1 & 3 in R2, 5th seed Daniela Vismane 4 & 2 in QF, and 3rd seed Lea Boskovic 2 & 4 in SF, lost to 7th seed Francesca Jones 6-7(2) 4-6 in the final

- and then last week, she made the final of GA Trofeo Bonfiglio as a qualifier: she beat Morgan Coppoc 6-0 4-6 6-3 in R1, 8th seed Elena Rybakina (#18) 3-6 6-2 6-3 in R2, 9th seed Charlotte Robillard-Millette (#19, CHR 4, WTA 622) 2 & 0 in R3 :eek:, 13th seed Katarina Zavatska (#45, CHR 30, WTA 555, who upset top seed Anisimova in R3) 0 & 3 in QF :eek::eek:, and 6th seed Anastasia Potapova (#13) 6-4 4-6 6-2 in SF, lost to 6th seed Olesya Pervushina (who is now on a 16-match winning streak) 4 & 0 in the final. :hug:

Hopefully she wins her next final! :cheer:
 
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