SUCCESSFUL WEEK FOR KAZAKH WOMEN'S TENNIS
Source: KTF press-service
The results of the successful week for the Kazakhstan women's tennis were summed up by its president Bulat Utemuratov in his comments to the press-service of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation.
«This week not only Elena Rybakina whose victorious march at the Australian Open was interrupted only in the final, made the Kazakh people happy with her performance. Elena’s performance at the Australian Open was another important step for her and for tennis development in Kazakhstan, and especially the women’s game. We’re focused on growing the sport at the grassroots level, with girls in every age group performing strongly. Along with our professional tennis players and their achievements, we would also like to recognize the young female juniors who participate in ITF Juniors, ITF World Tennis Tour, ATF Juniors, Tennis Europe and other tournaments as well as in Grand Slam tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open). A few days ago, Albina Kakenova became a finalist of the Australian Open 2023 Asia-Pacific Elite 14 & Under Trophy tournament. Last year Albina finished No.1 in the Asian Under-14 rankings, winning a total of four ATF Juniors tournaments. Zhibek Kulambayeva and Gosal Ainitdinova competed in the semi-final of ITF W40 tournament in India. In addition, three female judges from Kazakhstan served at Wimbledon for the first-time last year. One of them, Yulia Ignatchenko, became the first judge from Kazakhstan to earn the 'Silver Badge' of the chair umpire. Kazakhstan tennis continues to make good progress and I am grateful to everyone who has supported our players on this journey,» Utemuratov said.
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