In 2020, Alina Korneeva (in the picture above to the right) made it to the Last Eight Club by reaching the quarterfinals in singles and winning the doubles title in KKDP. She is now ranked number one in the world on the ITF Junior Tour and has claimed two Junior Grand Slam titles in 2023.
Alina Korneeva dazzled her way to the quarterfinals at KKDP, dropping just five games. Although she faced a formidable opponent in the third-seeded Daria Shadchneva, who defeated her in two straight sets, Korneeva’s journey didn’t conclude there. Alongside her doubles partner, Mirra Andreeva, they clinched the Drottningen Pris doubles title without losing a single set.
The 16-year-old world number one became the first female player since Belinda Bencic in 2013 to win back-to-back Junior Grand Slam titles when she secured both the Australian Open Junior Championships and Roland Garros Junior Championships earlier this year.
In July, Korneeva made history by becoming the first player ever to win a W100 tournament in Portugal, the highest classification of the women’s event on the ITF World Tennis Tour.
Currently boasting a remarkable 24–3 record in matches in 2023, Alina Korneeva has solidified her status as the world’s number one junior player. Furthermore, her WTA Singles Ranking of 162 marks her highest ranking to date, underscoring her steady climb in the ranks of professional tennis.
Her accomplishments in 2023 are only the beginning of a promising career.
Source: ITF Tennis