This September 20, 2022 will not be another date in the life of Victoria Jiménez Kasintseva. The player who was born in Andorra, a country with less than 80 thousand inhabitants, in 2005 He got his first joy as a professional at the WTA in Seoul. She defeated Frenchwoman Chloe Paquet 6-2 twice.
As number 186 in the world, he managed to have enough ranking to enter the preliminary phase of this 250 category tournament. He surpassed his first date on Saturday against the local Lee but in the last round he was going to fall against the Swiss Lulu Sun. Still, luckily for her interests, she made it to the main draw as a lucky loser.
But…Who is that girl with the Spanish-Russian name? The lefty with a two-handed backhand is the daughter of Joan Jiménez Guerra, who became the 505th in the world in 1999, Joan is the coach of Victoria and he is also a professor at the Tennis Academy Barcelona, located in Spain. On the academy’s website, he defines himself as “competitive and a perfectionist.” In the past, he was a coach at a club in Kentucky (United States) and the whole family lived there when Victoria was between four and eight years old.
In 2019, women’s tennis was shocked by the appearance of this American teenager who beat Venus Williams at Wimbledon. That charismatic tennis player, Coco Gauff, had won Junior Roland Garros at the age of 14. In January of this year, Victoria Jiménez Kasintseva imitated her at the Australian Open.
This tournament was his first Grand Slam, after two years as a junior: in 2018 he had closed with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses; in 2019, he managed 54/10. Victoria JK came into the 2020 Australia Open as the 9th seed. In the quarterfinals, she defeated the second favorite, Robin Montgomery, and in the final she won 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 against the Polish Weronika Baszak, in more than two hours of play.
In 2018, at the age of 12, he won the Future Tennis Aces tournament and played with an exhibition with two child prodigies from the past: Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi. He is a polyglot like Novak Djokovic: Victoria speaks Spanish, Catalan, English, Russian and French. And now he also knows about triumphs.