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Everybody was expected Krznaric-Oliynykova final, but O.O. unfortunately got injured in semi (have not withdrawn from the singles match, but withdrawn from the doubles final).

Noa was quite impressive in terms of consistency and conditioning, though she is still very predictable, so there is much to do to succeed on ITF Juniors & ITF Pro level.

Congrats to Noa!

Other juniors

Matea Mamic: 19 y.o. tall (190 cm), athletic & passionate girl. Big surprise of this event.

Oleksandra Oliynykova: impressed everybody with frequent serve & volley (!!!) plays, aggressive approaching, though her net efficiency can be better. Unfortunately she played doubles with much weaker player & spent a lot of energy to pull their team into the final. Maybe, it was worth for her to skip doubles (Krznaric & Mamic did not play doubles). As far as I know, her injury is not dangerous but she has withdrawn from $25k Grenoble quali this weekend.

Turkovic - OK, Masic - disappointed.

New name to follow - Antonia Ruzic (born 2003).
 

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New name to follow - Antonia Ruzic (born 2003).
Antonia Ruzic won U18 Winter Nationals this weekend. Our junior leaders (Zelic, Oliynykova, Krznaric) did not play the event, though there were some good players (Masic, Turkovic etc.)

Watch this girl, she is only 15... No big media hype, but she is really promising...
 

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This weekend, Noa qualified for $15K Heraklion. She got a bye in QR1 and beat a fellow unranked 14 yo in QR2.

But terrible luck: in R1 she plays the top seed, Serban (#390; CHR #335). Ouch. Best of luck to Noa--she'll need it.
 

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Noa also qualified for this week's Heraklion event.

No luck with the draw, though: in R1 she plays the #5 seed, Detiuc (currently at her CHR, #598) :(
 

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Noa played the traditional G1 Perin Memorial in Vrsar this week: she beat qualifier Laura Beresova 2 & 3 in R1, and got dismantled by 8th seed Daria Frayman (a year older than her, #96/CHR 64) 1 & 0 in R2... :| :SNE:
 

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Good win for Noa in the first round of Tučepi 15K.
(WC) Noa Krznarić def. Aleksandra Pospelova 3-6 6-4 6-4

Next up is 7th seed Federica Arcidiacono.
 

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Tučepi 15K QF:
Nefisa Berberovic def. (WC) Noa Krznarić 6-3 6-0 :tape:

One more example of young player developing faster than Noa.
Noa won their only previous match in 2017.
Still positive tournament.
Hopefully she is working hard on her game and has not lost hope of becoming better player in the future.
 

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Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy G2 (clay, outdoors)

QR1: def. Alessia Tagliente 7-5 6-2
QR2: def. Lian Benedejcic 6-0 6-1
QRF: def. [2] Valentina Ryser (#337) 6-0 1-6 6-1

Win against Ryser is her best of the year in juniors. Small signs that she's getting back into some form?
 

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This tournament will do wonders for her ranking. Much bigger test now against #66 Pachkaleva, although she has struggled a little in last two rounds.
 

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...and here we are, almost a year later. I can't believe how time flies. Noa is now 16 years old and is ranked #264 in juniors.

Today, in R64 of the G1 in France, she got a straightforward win over recent junior top-50 Leonard, 62 64. It's a good result.

In R32 she plays the #11 seed, Cruz (#63). Good luck :armed:
 

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Noa was the #1 seed at a J4 this week--and lost easily (16 36) to a 2005-born qualifier ranked #2171 :help: :facepalm: :help:
 
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