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Week 38 - ITF ($15K) - Batumi, Georgia - Hard


It was mentioned yesterday in the Ceuta thread, that the MD + qualifiers added up to 32 so a qual draw might not be necessary. As Red Squirrel noted entries are open for players to turn up before the deadline, and indeed the event seems to have attracted an additional cast of characters, including the Pitak sisters, who were not in the draw. Emilie Lindh was, but is not in the qual line up, so with luck has been given a MD WC. The entry list itself has been taken down with all the late arrivals. There is just one qualifying round.

QR1: Katarzyna PITAK (GBR) UNR 19yrs vs Darya SHAUHA (BLR) UNR

QR1: Aleksandra PITAK (GBR) UNR 17yrs vs Zuleykha SAFAROVA (AZE) UNR 18yrs (JCH:2061 Jan 16)

 



-- Edited by Michael D on Saturday 15th of September 2018 04:47:19 PM

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I did wonder if Emilie might pass on this after her singles and doubles in Spain. But yes good chances of more points if she has travelled and is in the main draw. 



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indiana wrote:

I did wonder if Emilie might pass on this after her singles and doubles in Spain. But yes good chances of more points if she has travelled and is in the main draw. 


Yes, it's hard to tell. However, there are still 4 WC places here, and since the only two Georgians in the qual entry list are not in the q draw, that leaves 2 WCs still to be allocated. So it is possible Emilie has one of those, if she has still decided to travel. This tournament certainly provides opportunities with the top ranked player on the entry list only at 728. As also mentioned in the Ceuta thread, if this was in a week's time (once her ranking is out), Emilie would be seeded here. 



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I suspect getting from Ceuta to Batumi would have been quite difficult, if not impossible, in the time available. It looks like it would involve a ferry back to mainland Spain, road to an airport then multiple flights.

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Ask EWS about the joys of travelling - I'm not brave enough smile



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Both Pitak sisters qualify successfully.

QR1: Katarzyna PITAK (GBR) UNR 19yrs beat Darya SHAUHA (BLR) UNR 6-3 6-0

QR1: Aleksandra PITAK (GBR) UNR 17yrs beat Zuleykha SAFAROVA (AZE) UNR 18yrs (JCH:2061 Jan 16) 6-2 6-2

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And it is only the Pitaks in the MD, Emilie has not made it to Batumi. Kasia has unfortunately picked out one of the few better ranked players. Ola has a much more promising opportunity. Both sisters currently have 1 counter each.

R32: Katarzyna PITAK (GBR) [Q] UNR 19yrs vs Sadafmoh TOLIBOVA (BLR) [4] 830 (CH:542 Nov 15)
R32: Aleksandra PITAK (GBR) [Q] UNR 17yrs vs Daria KUDASHOVA (RUS) UNR 15yrs (JCH:588 Jan 18)

The sisters are also 4th seeds in the doubles and have a bye into the QF.



-- Edited by Michael D on Sunday 16th of September 2018 12:40:55 PM

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Based on livescores, Kasia battled really really hard in that set - but just ended up losing it 5-7....

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R32: Katarzyna PITAK (GBR) [Q] UNR lost to Sadafmoh TOLIBOVA (BLR) [4] 830 (CH:542 Nov 15) 7-5 6-1

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Ola Pitak has lost the first set 2-6 against the 2003-born Russian.

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R32: Aleksandra PITAK (GBR) [Q] UNR 17yrs lost to Daria KUDASHOVA (RUS) UNR 15yrs (JCH:588 Jan 18) 6-2 7-6(4)

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The Pitak sisters - finally - win their QF dubs match, 13-11, in the MTB......

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The Pitak's had a first round bye in the doubles. The QF they won on their 3 MP and saved 1 MP. The top seeds, who they play next, also won 11-9 in an MTB.

QF: Aleksandra Pitak/ Katarzyna Pitak (GBR/GBR) [4] 2594 beat Nina Ugrelidze/ Sofia Vaynberg (USA/RUS) UNR 6-7(6) 6-3 13-11

SF: Aleksandra Pitak/ Katarzyna Pitak (GBR/GBR) [4] 2594 vs Tamara Curovic/ Sadafmoh Tolibova (SRB/BLR) [1] 1419

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Well done, girls - into the final !

SF: Aleksandra Pitak/ Katarzyna Pitak (GBR/GBR) [4] 2594 def. Tamara Curovic/ Sadafmoh Tolibova (SRB/BLR) [1] 1419 7-5 3-6 10-4

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Well, this should help their ranking! A great win over the top seeds, now they have the 2nd seeds in the final. Good luck to them.

F: Aleksandra Pitak/ Katarzyna Pitak (GBR/GBR) [4] 2594 vs Aleksandra Kuznetsova/ Gyulnara Nazarova (RUS/UKR) [2] 1632


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