Katarina Zavatska, 16, is already one of the top 40 world junior tennis players and is ranked 7th in the world in her age category.
Very precociously, she is travelling across Europe to play junior tournaments and this year will take her first steps on the pro circuit. She has some outstanding performances to her credit including a semi-final at the Petits As and at Santa Croce, two of the toughest junior tournaments in the world. She also just won her first senior tournament, winning a $ 10,000 prize in Georgia.
Originally from the Ukraine, she unfortunately cannot count on the support of the sports bodies of her country to continue her progress.
Thanks to the support of Hopiness, she now enjoys a high level framework and trains especially in Nice at the Academy of Jean-René Lisnard, former French Davis Cup player.