The young German tennis hopeful Nastasja Schunk has reached the junior finals in Wimbledon.
The 17-year-old from Ludwigshafen won surprisingly on Saturday with 6:4, 4:6:4, 6:4 against the top-ranking Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva (15) from Andorra, who had already won the junior tournament at the Australian Open last year.
Schunk decided the spectacular duel of the two left-handers in place number one but after two:12 hours and many hard baseline finals for himself.
“I am just very happy. When I turned the match ball, I found it so beautiful in the square. This was by far the biggest place I have ever played in, and by far the greatest audience. I wanted to enjoy that”, Schunk said, “The tournament is not over yet.”
Last German junior title at a Grand Slam 2012
The last German victory so far in the girls’competition of a Grand Slam was won by Annika Beck 2012 at the French Open.
Schunk’s opponent in the final is the Spaniard Ane Mintegi Del Olmo.
The German vice-champion Schunk belongs to the new team of the German Tennis Federation.
At the WTA tournament in Stuttgart this April she had won a place in the main field, but then she differed in the first round.