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RE: Hannah Klugman


Hannah is currently playing the Junior Orange Bowl, and has won her first matches.

Zoo tennis writes some good content (I've put in bold the bits I thought quite interesting/refers to bits we've already discussed):

"Klugman, who defeated Californian Kara Garcia 6-1, 6-2 today, has an ITF Junior ranking of 152, with less than a year of competition on that circuit. After turning 13 in February, shortly after reaching the Les Petits As final, Klugman went on to win two J3s in her home country the following month. Yet the chance to play the Junior Orange Bowl again, after reaching the quarterfinals as a 12-year-old last year, proved an enticing way to end her competition in the 14s age division.

"I felt last year I was quite young, so I wanted to come back with a bit more experience, to try to get further in the tournament," Klugman said. "And I also enjoy this tournament; in Miami it's so nice."

With her participation in nine ITF Junior Circuit tournaments (she is allowed 10, so has one more available to her before her birthday February), Klugman has been able to gauge where her game needs to be when she graduates from the 14s.

"I've grown a lot," Klugman said of the difference between this year and last. "I'm getting used to the ball speed increasing; it's a big jump from 14s to 18s, so I'm adapting my game."

Klugman grew up and still lives in Wimbledon, and she made her slam debut last July in the Junior Championships there as a wild card.

"I've always been surrounded by tennis," said Klugman, who attends the tournament every year. "My sisters used to go play and I would go join them on the side of the court. My mom's always enjoyed tennis, she wasn't a tennis player, but my whole family loves tennis, so I've always been in it. I love Wimbledon, it's such a great place."

Klugman plans to play ITF Junior Circuit tournaments next year, and will also look to play lower level ITF Women's World Tennis Tour events when she becomes eligible in February.



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She has 9 counters, but she's also played the World Junior Tennis Finals to make 10 tournaments played. Does that not count towards her allowance?

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Lambda wrote:

She has 9 counters, but she's also played the World Junior Tennis Finals to make 10 tournaments played. Does that not count towards her allowance?


 If you don't know, the rest of us have NO chance, Lambda biggrin

Zoo tennis might well be wrong.....

It's not that long either - maybe it doesn't make much difference....

In your opinion, do you seeing her playing Les Petits As in Jan?
Or would she be close to making the qualis in AO? 



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Lol

Les Petits As without question. I think it's still an event its important to her to try to win.

She probably would just about get into AO qualifying if she wants to and has a tournament available on her allowance, but as it's her last chance at Les Petits As she'll favour going there over Aus.

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Actually, I hadn't realised the entry deadline for Junior AusO has already closed and Hannah hasn't entered. Which perhaps confirms that either she hasn't any tournaments left and/or shes planning to play Les Petits As.

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According to both her interviews in the US, there was no mention of Les Petits As

Someone did mention maybe she's expecting a wildcard to the AO?

But, tbh, that seems unlikely

Of course, there's also Christmas, and school, and getting ready for whatever she's got planned as of Feb when she turns 14

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Should enjoy a good summer of opportunity still only year 9 so school work shouldnt be too heavy. Pretty certain both Holly Fischer & Emma Rad got senior qualifying wildcards at 14 with Emma doing a bit of damage to Stefkova taking a set off her.

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Thats Wimbledon ladies qualys

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Just to note that Hannah Klugman turned 14 over the weekend.

So she now can play a certain number of adult ITFs/WTAs etc

Given that the 14 year-old German girl she lost narrowly to in Les Petits As last year is now WTA 823, I think Hannah isn't far off making her mark in adults too (not that there's any rush for it)



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Coup Droit wrote:

Just to note that Hannah Klugman turned 14 over the weekend.

So she now can play a certain number of adult ITFs/WTAs etc

Given that the 14 year-old German girl she lost narrowly to in Les Petits As last year is now WTA 823, I think Hannah isn't far off making her mark in adults too (not that there's any rush for it)


 I think more telling was her narrow loss to 16 year old Bartunkova in 3 tight sets a couple of weeks back In a ITF Junior event. The Czech girl has been as high ranked as 267 in the WTA rankings.
I reckon we wont see her in ITF adult competition until the April ITFs that are on in Nottingham. As she can only play 8 adult events. Build up to it with a reasonable amount of junior events and maybe a BT premier event if there is one.



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Madadman wrote:
Coup Droit wrote:

Just to note that Hannah Klugman turned 14 over the weekend.

So she now can play a certain number of adult ITFs/WTAs etc

Given that the 14 year-old German girl she lost narrowly to in Les Petits As last year is now WTA 823, I think Hannah isn't far off making her mark in adults too (not that there's any rush for it)


 I think more telling was her narrow loss to 16 year old Bartunkova in 3 tight sets a couple of weeks back In a ITF Junior event. The Czech girl has been as high ranked as 267 in the WTA rankings.
I reckon we wont see her in ITF adult competition until the April ITFs that are on in Nottingham. As she can only play 8 adult events. Build up to it with a reasonable amount of junior events and maybe a BT premier event if there is one.


 Oh, yes, absolutely - that was an amazing scoreline

I was just trying to find one closer to her in age but they're all good examples....

I expect you're right about April. But that's when the Junior Nationals are too, though (it's well possible she'll choose to skip those, of course - it's not as though she needs to go that route for the Wimbly quali wildcard or whatever - however, I guess she'd like to have a go at the U18 if she could)   



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Madadman wrote:
Coup Droit wrote:

Just to note that Hannah Klugman turned 14 over the weekend.

So she now can play a certain number of adult ITFs/WTAs etc

Given that the 14 year-old German girl she lost narrowly to in Les Petits As last year is now WTA 823, I think Hannah isn't far off making her mark in adults too (not that there's any rush for it)


 I think more telling was her narrow loss to 16 year old Bartunkova in 3 tight sets a couple of weeks back In a ITF Junior event. The Czech girl has been as high ranked as 267 in the WTA rankings.
I reckon we wont see her in ITF adult competition until the April ITFs that are on in Nottingham. As she can only play 8 adult events. Build up to it with a reasonable amount of junior events and maybe a BT premier event if there is one.


 Looks like they are all grade 2 in next few months but maybe a UKPL would work, they are having one before those events and the league structure might be good for her. Thats if they allow 14 year olds into the UKPL? 



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She's down to play the J100 in Hamburg at the start of March

She has German family, I believe, so may well have relatives there too, which provides another nice reason to go

And then I've heard people expect her to play the two Loughboroughs

But I don't think she'll play three events back to back - she's got school work - they're not high enough in importance - so she may well be on all three entry lists but I'd be suprised if she played them all

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Not personally convinced about her gaining much from entering UKPL given how well she played against Alice Gillan. Okay, she'll get a decent number of matches in, but some of those will be pointless encounters in which Hannah hands out double bagels to Jizel Fernandes and Nadia Rawson before facing more of a challenge in Malygina/Stresnakova/Vasilescu.

It's genuinely tricky to see what the best option is. If I were her I'd be half tempted at trying an ITF event before Nottingham in April.

EDIT: Agree that she won't play all the events she's down for



-- Edited by Densher on Sunday 19th of February 2023 04:53:56 PM

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Coup Droit wrote:

Madadman wrote:
Coup Droit wrote:

Just to note that Hannah Klugman turned 14 over the weekend.

So she now can play a certain number of adult ITFs/WTAs etc

Given that the 14 year-old German girl she lost narrowly to in Les Petits As last year is now WTA 823, I think Hannah isn't far off making her mark in adults too (not that there's any rush for it)


 I think more telling was her narrow loss to 16 year old Bartunkova in 3 tight sets a couple of weeks back In a ITF Junior event. The Czech girl has been as high ranked as 267 in the WTA rankings.
I reckon we wont see her in ITF adult competition until the April ITFs that are on in Nottingham. As she can only play 8 adult events. Build up to it with a reasonable amount of junior events and maybe a BT premier event if there is one.


 Oh, yes, absolutely - that was an amazing scoreline

I was just trying to find one closer to her in age but they're all good examples....

I expect you're right about April. But that's when the Junior Nationals are too, though (it's well possible she'll choose to skip those, of course - it's not as though she needs to go that route for the Wimbly quali wildcard or whatever - however, I guess she'd like to have a go at the U18 if she could)   




If she wants any grass WCs she will have to play the Junior Nationals. Juniors are not eligible for WCs to the summer grass events if they do not play the Junior Nationals without supporting medical evidence for their reason not to play. I think that's new this year.

Following the Junior Nationals is a J200 in Aldershot which I thought she may play. That clashes with the 2nd week of Nottingham and may hinder playing the 3rd week of Nottingham. It depends on what her priorities are. She may want to build up junior ranking points to get direct entry to the junior US Open.


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