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Biography


Name: Sofya Zhuk
Born: 1st December 1999 (13 years old)
Birth Place: Moscow, Russia
Age Started Tennis: 6 years old
Coach: Olivier Jeunehomme (trains at Justine Henin Academy)
Favourite Surface: Hard & clay
Favourite Players: Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka & Caroline Wozniacki
Career High WTA Ranking: Unranked
Career High ITF Junior Ranking: #34
Career High Tennis Europe 14&U Ranking: #1

Career Highlights

2010 12&U C3 Boris Skorodumov Memorial Cup Champion

2011 12&U C3 Novikov Cup Champion
2011 12&U C3 April Cup Champion
2011 12&U C3 Gold Reserv Champion
2011 12&U C3 Balashiha Open Champion
2011 14&U C3 Cacak Open Finalist
2011 14&U C3 Krka Pikovit Cup Champion
2011 12&U USTA Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships Finalist

2012 14&U C3 Tumba Europe Spring Trophy Finalist
2012 14&U C2 International Tournament Pavia Champion
2012 14&U C2 International Tournament Correggio Finalist
2012 16&U C3 Kristof Vliegen Youth Cup Champion
2012 14&U C1 BNP Paribas Cup Stade Français Paris Semifinalist
2012 14&U C1 Mercedes Jugend Cup Champion
2012 16&U C2 Steinfort Tennis Europe Junior Tour Open Semifinalist
2012 16&U C2 Torneig Joan Mir In Memoriam Finalist
2012 16&U C2 Swiss Tennis Junior Trophy Biel Finalist
2012 14&U C1 Junior Kremlin Cup Semifinalist

2013 14&U C1 Les Petits As Semifinalist
2013 14&U C1 Kungens Kanna & Drottningens Pris Finalist
2013 ITF G4 Alex Podolsky Junior Tournament Semifinalist
2013 16&U C2 Rafi Dorot Memorial I Finalist
2013 16&U C2 Rafi Dorot Memorial II Semifinalist
2013 16&U C1 Torneo Avvenire Milano Champion
2013 16&U C2 International Tournament Citta Di Crema Champion
 

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2011 12&U USTA Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships Final (lt. Schaefer 7-5 7-5)


2012 16&U C3 Kristof Vliegen Youth Cup Final (df. Kaupper 6-0 6-1)


2013 14&U C1 Les Petits As Third Round (df. Pieri 6-4 6-3)

 

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Torneo Avvenire Milano, Milan, Italy, TEJT 16&U C1

R1: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Arianna Capogrosso (ITA) 7-6(8) 7-5
R2: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. (WC)Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) 6-4 6-1
R3: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Ena Babic (CRO) 6-4 6-2
QF: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Silvia Chinellato (ITA) 6-2 7-6(2)
SF: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. (1)Verena Hofer (ITA) 7-6(4) 6-1
FR: (4)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. (12)Anna Gabric (GER) 7-5 7-6(5)

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Sofya's first title of the year and the biggest of her career! :) This is a very prestigious Tennis Europe 16&U event and to win it as a 13 year old is a great achievement.
 

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This girl is pretty good for her age I be keeping up with her Progress for now GL too her at her next event
 

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After winning in Milan, Sofya's now ranked #1 on the Tennis Europe 14&U rankings.

This week she's playing 16&U C2 International Tournament Citta De Crema as the #1 seed.

 

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She's got a cool name :lol:
I'm in search of new junior faves and I think I'll stick with Sofya for a while :eek:h:




Софья Жук for the win :rocker2:
 

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Yeah, her name is cool. "Zhuk" means beetle in Russian, as was said in the video in the first post. :p

That photo Dan posted of Sofya with the trophies is from after she won 2012 14&U C2 International Tournament Pavia.
 

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2013 16&U C1 Torneo Avvenire Milano Champion

 

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cute pic, she really look tall for her age
 

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Yeah, cool photo :yeah:
In that Milano tournament she defeated Verena Hofer in the semi, number 1 seed, who is more than 2 years older than her and who was on a good form at the moment. Quite impressive.
 

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She Won another Title

International Tournament Citta' Di Crema 16&U

1/16 (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Chiara Pusceddu(ITA) 60 60
1/8 (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Gaia Squarcialupi(ITA) 63 61
QF (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Elisa Lauri(ITA)62 61
SF (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Nina Marjanovic(SRB)63 60
F (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Agostina Zamprogno(ARG)63 60
 

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Awesome! She breezed through the field. :cool:

Any ideas where she's playing next? She should really play some more junior ITF events.
 

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That's a 1,3 games lost per set :lol:

Yep, she'd better go back to playing ITF juniors now. She's too good for Tennis Europe.
 

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Swiss Junior Trophy, Oberentfelden, Switzerland, G4

R1: BYE
R2: (14)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Lara Dimmer (LUX) 6-4 6-3
R3: (14)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. (4)Caroline Daxhelet (BEL) 6-1 6-1
QF: (14)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. Nina Alibalic (CRO) 6-4 6-1
SF: (14)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. (1)Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) 6-3 7-5
FR: (14)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) df. (16)Jaimee Fourlis (AUS) 6-1 6-1

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First ITF title for Sofya! :yeah: Love those scorelines. :hearts:
 

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Great win Sofya
 

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Kreis Düren Junior Tennis Cup, Germany, TE U14

(1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) v Sophie Muntean (FRA)
Julia Oczachowska (POL) v Rosanna Maffei (ITA)
Charlotte Robillard-Millette (CAN) v Lara Schmidt (GER)
(15)Laila Elnimr (EGY) v (wc)Kimika Sakata (JPN)
 

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Kreis Düren Junior Tennis Cup, Germany, TE U14

R1: (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) d. Sophie Muntean (FRA) 60 61
R2: (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) d. Rosanna Maffei (ITA) 62 60
R3: (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) d. Charlotte Robillard-Millette (CAN) 62 26 62
QF: (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) d. (6)Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 16 60 76(3)
SF: (12)Katherine Sebov (CAN) d. (1)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) 62 57 61
 

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Her streak is finally over! :sad:

20 wins in a row it was. :eek: Still a good run. :p
 
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