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Feb 28

Francesca Curmi winner of U18 ITF G2

Our young tennis star, Francesca Curmi (age 15) is the first ever Maltese player to win an ITF U18 Grade 2 Junior tournament.

This tournament win is another milestone for Francesca and improves her world-ranking to one of the top junior players of the world.

Throughout the week in Tunisia, Francesca had a number of tough opponents namely Flavie Brugnone (FRA)¬†3-6 6-3 6-0; Destinee Martins¬†(GBR)¬†2-6 6-3 6-1,¬†considered to be one of Britain’s answer to the William sisters;¬†Selma Stefania Cadar¬†(ROM)¬†6-1 6-2¬†ranked second under 18 in Romania¬†and Anastasia Tikhonova (RUS)¬†7-6(7) 5-7 6-4,¬†a team member of the under 16 Russian European winning team.¬†In the finalFrancesca beat¬†Carole Monnet¬†(FRA)¬†5-7 7-5 6-3.¬†Francesca played over 14 hours of competitive tennis in five days.

Well done Francesca! On to the next one.