Tatarstan tennis gamers created a furore on Roland Garros clay courts
A silver, semi-final and quarterfinal — that is the efficiency of Tatarstan tennis gamers at Roland Garros Junior Championships. Maria Bondarenko ended her efficiency reaching the ultimate, Polina Kudermetova stopped in a semi-final and Marat Sharipov completed his efficiency at a quarterfinal. Learn extra in Realnoe Vremya’s report.
A Roland Garros semi-finalist from Zainsk
Maria Bondarenko performed within the doubles with Moscow-born Diana Shneider, her teammate within the nation’s junior squad. They performed towards Italy’s Eleonora Alvisi and Lisa Pigato within the remaining and misplaced in two units — 6-7, 4-6. By the way in which, a world duo one among whom is Oksana Selekhmetyeva from Moscow completed its competitors within the semi-final.
Polina Kudermetova additionally stopped within the semi-final giving strategy to Alina Charayeva from Samara, one other participant of workforce Russia — 7-6, 2-6, 5-7. Lastly, Marat Sharipov performed with Hamad Medjedovic from Serbia within the doubles, and this pair misplaced to a French duo within the quarterfinals. Government Director of Tatarstan’s Tennis Federation Yulia Lazareva famous commenting on these outcomes for our newspaper: “I’m very glad concerning the lads who deserved the suitable to be among the many Grand Slam contributors resulting from their sport. Marat didn’t make it someplace, whereas the ladies performed higher, particularly Maria who reached the ultimate.”
Polina Kudermetova’s sister Veronika talked about her at a press convention a yr in the past: “My dad now offers with my youthful sister Polina’s profession, cares about her coaching, accompanies her in each Russian and worldwide tournaments. She has good successes, in her age group she is Russia’s first or second racket, she has gained huge worldwide tournaments,” Veronika characterised her sister.
To be extra exact, Polina grew to become a European singles and doubles champion in 2019, whereas this yr she gained a gold on the European Cup in Russia’s U-17 workforce and was third in Federation Cup junior workforce match.
But when quite a bit is written about Kudermetova, together with because of her father Eduard Kudermetov, an ex-Ak Bars hockey participant, the 2 different Roland Garros contributors are much less well-known.
Marat Sharipov turned 18 years nowadays, on 9 October. He trains at Tennis Academy with coach Aleksandr Kostanov. He was born in Cheboksary, did sports activities aerobics and performed tennis and selected what. His first coach Andrey Karpeyev went to work to Kazan, and Marat modified his place of residence after him. Now he represents Zainsk, a settlement that’s turning right into a sports activities oasis step-by-step. Group Russia’s desk tennis member Sadi Ismailov lives there, determine skating, ladies’s ice hockey develop, now it’s tennis’s flip. This autumn Sharipov efficiently performed within the Russian Championship reaching the semi-final in singles, grew to become second within the blended and gained a gold within the doubles along with his unchangeable accomplice Igor Kudryashuov from Ufa. The “Tatar-Bashkir” didn’t handle to play in Paris, as Kudryashyov wasn’t there. However Sharipov discovered one other accomplice, and it’s noteworthy that it was a Muslim from Serbia.
As for Maria Bondarenko, she was born in Tolyatti, the town one other athlete enjoying for Tatarstan Aleksandr Bobrykin got here from to Kazan. Maria’s mom Svetlana performed tennis, she stated that her daughter took an interest on this sport on the age of 4 after seeing a sport on TV. And 6 months later she grabbed a racket when her mother took her to the following coaching. She began enjoying at 5 and achieved such summits in junior tennis that she was nicknamed Maximus in Russia, as she simply defeated her opponents. Suffice it to say that eventually yr’s Russian Championship in Kazan Bondarenko gained each singles and doubles. Maria isn’t a tall tennis participant, for this reason she prefers highly effective tennis primarily based on nice bodily preparation.
The household moved to Tatarstan 5 years in the past after evaluating benefits of Kazan Tennis Academy in addition to on a regular basis life as there are a training employees and circumstances for coaching, meals, relaxation. Nevertheless, her mom needed to sacrifice a little bit of her life in order that, based on her, the kid will really feel she has a powerful shoulder, there isn’t a bother in on a regular basis life and might deal with tennis.
How Russians carried out at Grand Slam tournaments
Russian tennis beneficial itself at junior Grand Slam tournaments a very long time in the past. We are able to point out feminine winners solely in singles. The perfect outcomes had been proven on the US Open the place Daria Gavrilova, Maria Kirilenko and Lina Krasnorutskaya gained. Plus, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova who additionally triumphed on the Australian Open. Yelizaveta Kulichkova and Ksenia Pervak additionally gained this competitors.
Vera Dushevina, Sofia Zhuk and Anastasia Potapova gained on Wimbledon’s grass, furthermore, the final two athletes only in the near past confirmed off within the match. Andrey Kuznetsov gained the Wimbledon title amongst boys. His ex-teammate within the Russian squad Konstantin Kravchuk instructed Realnoe Vremya about him:
Whereas solely two younger Russians gained Roland Garros — Nadezhda Petrova, previously century, and Daria Kasatkina if we’re speaking about comparatively current victories. The clay isn’t our factor anyway, it’s a consolation zone for Spaniards. By the way in which, Selekhmetyeva and Charayeva are actually coaching in Spain, at Barcelona’s tennis academy.
However Kazan Tennis Academy’s courts had been geared up with clay a number of years in the past already, the place one can play now. Earlier, the courts hosted the nation’s championship matches, Russian college competitions. Kazan attracts the strongest juniors in winter and spring extra, to European Junior Cup matches, the standard Yeltsin Cup, for this reason the names of different athletes who succeeded at this Roland Garros — Charayeva, Shneider, Selekhmetyeva — are well-known to our tennis followers.
By Dzhaudat Abdullin