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14 yo Lulu (born April 14, 2001) who lives in Geneva has just made her first G18 final this week in Taiwan (at G4 MIan-Chang Cup International Junior Championships)! :D

Unseeded but looming, she beat (Q)Moyuka Uchijima 7-6(1) 6-2 in R1, Yuki Naito 6-7(1) 1-2 ret. in R2, Funa Kozaki 4 & 1 in QF and (Q)Naomi Cheong (who routined top seed Naho Sato in QF) 2 & 3 in SF :devil: :bigclap: before ultimately falling to Yuki Ando 2 & 2 in the final today. :awww: :hug:

Her 2nd best result this year is a SF appearance at G5 Malahide Java Republic ITF Under 18 in July in Dublin (she was the 8th seed there and fell to unseeded Alice Gillan in SF, 4-6 6-3 0-6 :hug:); she also made a QF appearance at her first tournament this year in New Zealand at G4 Wilson Tennis Canterbury ITF. ;)

She also played 7 times at 10K SES in May and June, and made it to the R2 5 times out of 7 tries :yeah: - with notable R1 wins over (7)Alexandra Riley (WTA 753), 2 & 2 :eek: :worship: and she also played a close R2 match against 2nd seed Alice Matteucci (WTA 433, and now a Top 400 player), "only" losing 6-7(5) 3-6. :eek:

So she seems somewhat promising even though she also seems pretty inconsistent. :(

And I love her game. :eek:h: :hearts: She has a big sister (born in 1998) who is also playing tennis (even though she isn't having good results :sobbing:) and who has an even more priceless name: Phenomena :haha:

Lulu is currently #721 (CHR 714) in juniors, and #1161 (CHR 1133) at the WTA. :) Phenomena is currently #858 (which is a CHR) in juniors, and unranked at the WTA (even though she used to have a ranking in the 1200s).
GL to her (and Phenomena :hearts:) in the future! :cheer::cheer:
 

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Interesting to see she's a leftie! :D







With Phenomena :awww:







Phenomena is right-handed...




.... and she has very fashionable hair :hearts:

 

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I have been thinking about opening a tgread for her. But tbh I do not think she is as good as her results may seem. The girls travel to very abroad places just to win a round or two. Lulu is definitely the more talented one and in the top 5 of her age group in switzerland. But not more than that.
Maybe she can prove me wrong but I am not too optimistic. But I like her and I like that she plays tournaments where other Swiss players never travel to.
 

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Lulu is up to a new CHR of 543 (+178) this week :p
 

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Great win for Lulu today over top 250 junior Saya Usui by 6-1, 6-1.
Phenomena on the other hand only won one game :(.
 

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Lulu :D :yeah:

Poor Phenom is failing to live up to her name so far though (at least on the tennis court) :sobbing: :hug:
 

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Lulu lost a close match against (7)Khim Iglupas (a 17 yo who's ranked around 200) in R2, 4-6 6-7(5) :sad: :hug:
 

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up to #459 in junior rankings this week :yeah:
 

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Lulu's breaking into the Top 500 for the 1st time this week, now CHR of 459 (+90) :)
 

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Up from #7 (Spring 2015) to #1 (Autumn 2015) in the U14 National Swiss Rankings :bounce:
 
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Lulu played U14 Junior Orange Bowl this week, she beat Alessuia Truden 2 & 0 in R1 and Chloé Cirotte 4 & 2 in R2, lost to Thasaporn Kaklo 0-6 5-7 in R3 :hug:
 

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She is also on the entry list for the Junior AO but probably won't make the qualifying draw.
 

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Junior Ibarru G1

Q1: [8]Lulu Radovcic def. Nathalia Wolf Gasparin 6-4, 7-6(3)
Q2: [8]Lulu Radovcic def. Denise-Antonela Stocia 6-3, 6-4

R1: [Q]Lulu Radovcic vs. [SE]Maria Vittoria Viviani :cheer:
 

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Viviani is gonna be so tough, she made in a G1 final yesterday :scared:
 

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Lost to Viviani 3-6, 3-6 and lost the doubles R1 with Phenomena, too :hug:.
 

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Won R2 at G4 Queretaro by 6-1, 6-3 and now faces Guevara next.
Also won doubles R1 (not with her sister) but lost R2 despite winning the 1st set in a bagel against the 6th seeds.
Phenomena is still alive in singles and doubles (R3 each) :yeah:
 

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Lost to Addison Guevara 3-6, 6-1, 2-6 :sad:
 
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