The Kungens Kanna and the Drottningens Pris winners from the new wave of Russian youngsters continued to make their mark. Both the boys’ and girls’ year-end #1s were Russian, with Timofey Skatov and Taisya Pachkaleva taking the honours.
Skatov had a spectacular season, winning Category 1 events in Khimki, Stockholm, Rakovnik and Moscow (also winning the doubles title at all except Stockholm).
Pachkaleva had an almost identical season to her compatriot, claiming Category 1 titles in Stockholm,
Tim Essonne and Rakovnik, and leading the Russian team to victory at the Summer Cups. A runner-up at the European Junior Championships, she also took some impressive first steps onto the 16 & Under circuits, reaching the semi-finals of the Category 1 Biella event and winning the doubles there.
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