Junior News
June 2003

At the Italian Open Junior Championships seeding held fairly true to form as number one Nico Almagro of Spain and number two Michaela Krajicek of the Netherlands were the singles winners. Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki, both from Yugoslavia, took the boys doubles. The girls doubles champions were Jarmila Gajdosova of Slovakia and the Czech Republic's Andrea Hlavackova.

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Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain has had an incredible spring. Beginning with the 25th Gerdau Tennis Cup in March, he won five straight ITF junior titles before losing in the finals of the Italian Junior Open.

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The Verizon Foundation has contributed one million dollars to Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education (AAYTE). The money is being used to help build a state-of-the-art Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Center in Fairmount Park, Pennsylvania. More than 8,000 children participate in various AAYTE programs.

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The top seeds prevailed at the 24th Raiffeisen Spring Bowl in Austria as Hungary's Gyorgy Balazs and thirteen year old Russian Alisa Kleybanova took home the trophies. Andrew Murray and Daniel Vallverdu won their fourth boys doubles title in five weeks, while Andrea Hlavackova and Aurelia Miseviciute took the girls doubles.

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The Romanians dominated the ITF/TE Development Championships for fourteen and under held in Armenia. Ionna Olaru Raluka and Sorana Cirstea were the girls doubles winners as well as the singles winner and finalist. Petru Luncanu was the boys' singles winner. Bulgaria's Valentin Dimov and Bozhidar Katzarov won boys doubles.

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