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She destroyed the World #1 Eva Birnerova 6-2 6-1 in the Grade 2 event in Luxembourg and is into QF dropping only 6 games.

Hopefully she will get to play Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semis.

15 yr old Vera..... power/strength /height and great groundies with a pretty good serve.

<br /> Vera will make some waves next year.
 
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Congrats to Vera! Hoping to know more about her in the future. <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />
 

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Way to go Vera! Eggy, do you think Vera D. could be on the same level as Maria Sharapova and Dinara Safina? And where does Vera train? In Russia, or abroad?
 

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Vera trains in Moscow. <br />Coach is Maniouhova Granotoulova .

She was part of U14 team that won last years World Junior Tennis , <br />played in U16 team this yr and won all her matches.

She's definately very talented and I'd put her up there with Dinara but she won't get as much limelight as her for obvious reasons.
 

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Vera won again and is into Semis <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

she dropped just to games to 8th seeded Debbrich Feys (BEL)

Vera only lost 8 games in making semis and tomorrow faces #1 seed and compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Go Vera go !!!!!!!!!
 

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Eggy, you're openly rooting for Vera over Svetlana?
 

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Not Openly rooting for her but I know she will give her a great match.

Unfortunately no bonus pts in juniors <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> so Vera won't get extra pts for beating World #1 , or if she bt Svetlana #3.

Still top 100 beckons in her 1st big jr event
 

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Semifinal Vera Douchevina d. Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-6(4) 6-4 :D

FINALVera Douchevina d. Barbora Strycova 6-4 6-4 :D

well done Vera !!!!

great stuff girl and 3 wins over top 10 players :)
this will really give her a boost :)
 

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Eggy, I know you must be annoyed with this question <img src="redface.gif" border="0"> , but how does she play? She literally killed all the top seeds in this tourney. I take it she must be very powerful to have beaten Svetlana and Barbora.
 

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She's powerful , a wonderful 1st serve and heavy groundies, plus she can volley a bit as well.

She's a baseliner with DH backhand.

This was her 1st big junior event ( only others were small ones grade 4/5)

it will push her rank up around 90 places to around 80.
 

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Congatulations to Vera! To beat such good junior players in the same tournament is a fine accomplishment. Especially when you consider how much less experienced she is compared to Strycova and Kuznetsova. Vera is a big girl. Let's hope she can grow into her body and use her size and power as a weapon. Udachi Vera!
 

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about time this got a bump :)

Vera's done great since last on here and is now #26 on the Junior ranks after her 2nd big title in Germany at the weekend, following her QF appearance at the AUS OPEN.

Vera's gonna make a huge impact on the game in 2002.

Plus she also won doubles with Anna Bastrikova :)
 

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another good weekend for Vera :)

won all 3 singles in the finals of the European Winter Cup and we won the tournament :)

Vera is gonna be something special when she gets everything into gear and once everything is ironed out......

She's got the lot !!!!!!
 

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Vera's 1st 10K :) in Cavtat CRO

she qualified and won her 1st match

Nina Egger 6-3 6-3 :bounce: :bounce:

Vera will play Shelley Stephens or Blanka Kumbarova in rd2

go Vera go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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What is the European Cup? I've never heard of it. And who was on the Russian team?

Udachi Vera! Maybe someday Vera will be on equal footing with Maria Sharapova and Dinara Safina! :)
 

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European Cup is an U16 event, also an U14 event.

held twice a year, once in Summer, and once in Winter.


here is link:
http://www.etatennis.com/sites/junior/Winter Cups/Final G16.PDF

Team was Vera, Anna Tchekvetadze and Olga Panova (Kirilenko had to withdraw) but we won cup

I did some stuff on it in March time in Junior Section
 

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Vera into QF :)

Vera bt 2-Shelley Stephens (NZL) 4-6 7-6(5) 7-5 :bounce:
way to go and keep going girl :)

all the way for the title !!!!!!!!!!!!

4.25 pts so far for Vera !!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Thanks Eggy! :)

What's wrong with Masha K.? :( I hope it's nothing serious. Injuries seem to strike the Russian girls at will.

Congrats to Anna, Vera and Olga! :kiss:
 

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Vera into semis :)

Vera d. Lenka Tvaroskova 5-7 6-3 6-0 :bounce:

well done and good luck in semis

Vera plays Darija Jurak in semis
 

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Vera plays her 1st WTA event in Warsaw as a WC into qualies

1st rd is Klaudia Jans (POL) should be Vera's all the way and could lead to a possible 2nd rd encounter vs Kaia Kanepi

Best of luck Vera :) go and enjoy yourself in only your 2nd ever ranked event.
 
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