For his second clay court tournament of the season, Daniil confirms a little more his very good form. The week before the Barcelona tournament, Daniil reached the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 by beating the world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals.
In Barcelona, Daniil seeded No. 7 of the tournament, gets a BYE before playing and beating Ramos-Vinolas 6/3 2/6 6/1.
In the semi final, he faces the Japanese player Kei Nishikori. Daniil finds himself pushing into his last corner in the third set, he is down 2/0 in the third set before reacting and winning the match on the score of 6/4 3/6 7/5.
In final, he lost to Dominic Thiem 6/4 6/0.
With these very good results, Daniil advances in the ATP rankings, he is 13th in the world.
Congratulations to Varvara for a wonderful week in Switzerland at the $ 25,000 Chiasso tournament. She wins her first tournament of the year and she confirms the very good results obtained on the last tournaments, several victories against top 200 players.
Varvara won both qualifying rounds to join the main draw and continue her runs to the final.
A significant victory in three sets in the quarterfinal against the local player Perrin ranked 140 world.
In final Varvara wins against the Romanian player Cristian 6/4 6/2.
With this very good week in Switzerland, Varvara climbs up to the #330 place worldwide.
Alen, seeded No. 2 in the $ 25,000 tournament Shymkent in Kazakstan, loose in final against Safiullin.
At the quarterfinal stage, he defeated Andrey Golubev, ex top 30 world player, in three sets 6/4 6/7 6/1. Then in semifinal he takes advantage of the retirement after a set against the Serbian player Katic.
A nice week that will allow Alen to gain confidence for his upcoming tournaments.
Congratulations to Loïs who won her first ITF Juniors tournament. Thanks to her very good local tournaments resutls, she confirms her very good beginning of season. Now her name is on the winners list of the ITF Juniors in Colombiers, France.
She didn’t loose one set in the entire week and in final she won against Cirotte 6/1 6/3.
Thanks to her very good performance, Loïs ranking moves up to #760.
Congratulations to Antoine for his great week in Glasgow. This season, he wins his first title on the circuit.
Second best ranked player in the tournament, Antoine beats in quater final Ryan Peniston 6/3 6/2, then in semi final he wins against the young and talented player Jack Drapper 4/6 6/3 6/1. And in final he defeats Jeremy Jahn 6/2 7/6.
Thanks to his very good tournament, Antoine moves up his ranking and he gets more confidence for the rest of the season.
The Petits As tournament in Tarbes, France, is known to be the biggest under 14 world championship. Many number 1 in the world won this prestigious title such as Hingis, Clijters, Ferrero and Nadal.
Sofia reaches the final without dropping a set. In quater final she beats the seeded #6 player Cadence Brace and in semi final the seeded #8 Kristyna Tomajkova.
In final she looses against the seeded #1 in two sets.
Even if Sofia lost in final, she could still believe in her chance to become WTA #1 in the world. She is following the same path than Davenport and Henin who lost at the same stage in Tarbes and became a few years later WTA #1 in the world.
For her first 15 000$ tournament of the year, Katya wins the tournament in Amiens on clay court. Best ranked player in the tournament she was seeded #1 in the main draw. She suffered against the young and talented French player Elsa Jacquemot but thanks to her strong mental she won the match in three sets 7/6 4/6 6/1 after saving two set points in the first set.
She wins the final against Eleonora Molinaro from Luxembourg 6/1 6/2.
A very good tournament for Katya to prepare her 2018 season and getting ready her to reach her goals.
Thanks to her very good results at the end of the year 2017 (one title and one final between November and December), Varya has started 2018 the best way possible. She wins the 15 000$ tournament in Antalya in Turkey without losing a single set.
In the final the first set was very intense and Varya saved a set point before winning the match in two sets 7/5 6/0 against the Georgian player Sofia Shapatava ranked #350 WTA.
For his second tournament of the year and before playing the Australian Open, Daniil wins his first tournament on the ATP circuit in Sydney. He passes two rounds of qualifications then beats.
Philipp Kohlschreiber ranked #29 in the world 6/2 6/3. He moves up and defeats one after another Jared Donaldson 6/3 4/6 7/5 and Paolo Lorenzi 6/3 6/3.
In the semifinal Daniil plays against Fabio Fognini top 30 ATP and wins the fight in the final set. He was down 6/2 3/1 before getting back in action thanks to his talent and his desire to win.
For his first final of the year, Daniil defeated the young and talented local player Alex De Minaur in three sets. Again after losing the first set 6/1, Dan found the energy and the strength to win his first trophy on the ATP circuit 7/5 in the final set.
These seven victories in a row will certainly bring him confidence before playing the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne.
Varvara won her first WTA tournament in Hammamet after losing in final the previous week. She didn't loose a single set this week and fought harder to win the tournament. In semi final she won against Sanesi, the same player who has beaten Varya last week in three sets. In final Varvara won against the french player Fiona Ferro ranked #350 WTA in two sets 6/4 7/6.
Congratulations to our young and talented Russian player Varvara for this first title.
Thanks to his very good 2017 season on the ATP Tour, Daniil qualified for the last tournament of the year in the Next Generation ATP Finals. Milano’s city organized the first edition that brought the 8 best 21-and-under single players of the ATP World Tour season. The playing format, pretty unusual, consisted of two groups of four players playing the best of 5 sets in 4 games including a tie break at 3/3, where Daniil finished second from his group. In semi final he lost against Chung Hyeon in 5 sets 4/1 4/1 3/4 1/4 4/0.
He reached the third place amongst all the players in this final tournament.
Finalist this week in a 60 000$ WTA tournament in Hungary, Katya confirms her improvements since the beginning of the year. For her first participation to a 60k main draw, she won against three top 200 players one after another.
In final she lost against another ukrainien player Yastremska in two sets.
Katya moves up 30 spots and is now ranked #250 WTA.
Very good week for Varvara with strong victories. After winning two matches in the qualifications, she won her first round main draw against Matviyenko seeded 2 and ranked #470 6/3 6/0. Then she won against Daniilidou ex top #50 in the world and in quarter final against Boise #600. In final she lost in three sets against Ibbou.
Thanks to her good results, Varvara is ranked #880 WTA.
Following her very good summer results, Olympe played one of her first 15 000$ tournament on the WTA circuit. Following the qualifications in Tunisia she reached the main draw and won against another french player Codino (#800). Olympe also won against Koehler (#700) but lost in quarter final against Ibbou whom will then end up winning the tournament.
The week before this tournament, Olympe reached the semi final for the first time in a Grade 4 in Germany. Full of confidence and a wish to do better, she achieves her goal winning a junior tournament in Munich. In final, she beats Knuettel, the same opponent who had beaten her the previous week in semi final. Ready to fight and full of energy, Olympe managed to win the final in three sets 7/5 4/6 6/3.
These two consecutive weeks has lead Olympe to move up to #850 juniors.
Again, Hugo this year reaches the 15 000$ final in Minsk, Belarus. Thanks to his agressive game he didn’t loose a set until reaching the final. In semi final he beats the english player Glasspool in two sets 6/2 6/3 ranked #500 ATP. Hugo lost in final against the local player Zhyrmont seeded #2 in two sets 7/6 6/2 ranked #320 ATP.
Thanks to his very good results on grass court, Daniil beats at the first round the Swiss player Stan Wawrinka #3 in the world in four sets 6/4 3/6 6/4 6/1. A great match from the beginning to the end where Daniil surprised everybody at this first round. At the second round, he lost against Bemelmans in five sets 6/4 6/2 3/6 2/6 6/3.
Third time this year that Hugo reaches a 15k final tournament. Hugo stopped playing a couple weeks due to an injury, but is now back on track gaining confidence for the summer season. He lost against Antoine Escoffier seeded #2 in the tournament and ranked #490.
Fran did a very good week to reach his first final in a 15k tournament in Israel. He won 4 matches in straight sets, and lost in final against Mor Bulis 6/3 6/4. Thanks to his good results, Fran reaches his best ranking #860 in the world.
Daniil reached the quarter final at the Queen’s and for the second time this year he reaches the semi final of a 250 ATP tournament. Eastbourne was the last tournament before Wimbledon where he defeated 2 top 30 players Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson. He lost against Novak Djokovic #2 in the world in two sets 6/4 6/4.
Katya did a very good performance at the 100 000$ tournament in Cagnes-sur-Mer. She played the qualification rounds and reached the semi-final. Main draw first round, she defeated the Belgium player Yanina Wickmayer, ranked 70th and ex 15th WTA player, in two sets 7/5 6/1. Katya beats in the following round another Belgium player Maryna Zanevska 110th WTA and in quarter-final the French player Alizé Lim 245th WTA. Katya lost in semi-final against Jil Teichmann 140th in two sets. Despite this defeat, Katya climbs 85 places to reach the 286th WTA ranking.
Congratulations to Marta who won her first 25 000$ Future tournament in Hungary. For her third tournament of the year on the woman circuit, Marta played excellent, dominating all her opponents. She didn’t lose a set during the week, and won the seeded 1 Turkish player Ipek Soylu ranked 160th. In final, she wins against Bernarda Pera 6/4 6/3. Thanks to her first title, Marta jumps to the 500th place at only 14 years old.
Beaulieu-sur-Mer titleholder, Katya repeated her last season’s achievement by beating Olga Danilovic top 10 junior. After a high performance match, Katya wins her first junior tournament in three sets 4/6 6/3 6/0.
Alen wins a second junior title in France in Beaulieu-Sur-Mer (Grade 1). Seeded player #3, Alen has to fight hard to beat Hugo Gaston in quarter-finals in three sets as well as Matteo Martineau in semi-finals. In the final he defeated Marko Miladinovic ranked 26th junior, in two sets 6/4 6/3. Alen’s ranking keeps moving up and he is now ranked 17th junior.
Congratulations to Katya who wins her first 25 000$ tournament in Italy. After playing the qualification rounds, she beats in the main draw the second seeded player Gjorcheska top 200 in the tie break of the third set. With this victory, Katya keeps climbing up, now reaching her best ranking, 365 WTA.
Alen Avidzba wins the Umag international junior tournament in Croatia (Grade 1). During the week, he lost only one set which was during the semi-final. In final, he defeated the finish player Emil Ruusuvuori top 30 junior in 2 sets 6/2 6/3. Thanks to his very good results, Alen reaches the 30th junior ranking.
For her first 15 000$ Futures tournament of the year, the young and talented Marta reached the semi-final in Turkey. She passed the qualification rounds and played in the main draw the seeded one player Sofia Shapatava ranked 228 WTA. Marta saved two set points and won the fight in two sets 7/6 6/2. She lost in semi-finals against Julia Grabher in three sets.
In the continuity of his successful previous tournament in France, Hugo reached the final in another 15 000$ Future tournament in Glasgow. He defeated four very good English players before losing against Filip Horansky (Slovakia).
Congratulations to Marta who won the Australian Open Junior. In final she defeated Rebeka Marasova top 5 junior in three sets (7/5 1/6 6/4). After reaching the final in a Grade 1 the previous week, Marta has started very well her season. At the beginning of the year Marta was ranked 20 in the world juniors, and with this win in Melbourne, she is jumping up to the 6th place.
Very good week for Daniil as he reached the ATP World Tour 250 final in Chennai. He won in two sets against Lu Yen-Hsun, ranked 60th. In final he lost against Bautista Agut top15. Thanks to his good results, Daniil makes the ATP best move of the week (+34 places) and reaches his best ranking,65th ATP