Up to semi finals in Florence
01 April, 2018
Živa Falkner fascinated the audience by her performance at the junior ITF Tournament rank 2 in Florence where she reached the semi final. The excellent 15-year-old Živa was ousted by her peer, the Danish player Clara Tauson, currently 14th player of the junior IFT world ranking. Tauson won by 6-4 2-6 6-2. For Živa this was the first semi final in a tournament of this high rank.
In the second round Živa ousted the 3rd seeded, two years older Italian Giulia Peoni. In the quarter final she defeated by 3-6 7-6(4) 6-2 her peer form Italy Federica Sacco who has already won four IFT Tournaments.
The beginning of the season was very successful for Živa who is currently 181th player of the junior IFT world ranking. At four tournaments she reached 9 wins and 4 defeats, reached the semifinals in tournaments rank 3 and 2, in addition she was ousted in the semifinals of the rank 1 and 2 tournaments.