While Greek tennis has shown very impressive signs of life recently, few talents show quite as much promise as Valentini Grammatikopoulou. Reaching as high as 159th in 2017, the 21-year-old rom Kilkis is showing immense progress as a young professional. Her graceful form and impressive demeanour for one so young shows a determined individual who has already amassed over 300 career games.
She so far has picked up an impressive 11 ITF titles, losing in 11 other Finals. At Doubles level, she has won 16 of her 28 Finals. Having taken part in nearly 50 Finals at the age of 21, the explosive youngster looks set to have a career that could eclipse any from her nation.
Her most recent Final was held in Chiswick, England. There, she lost to Vitalia Diatchenko, having found herself on a yo-yo run of form. Wins in Senegal were preceded by losses in The Netherlands, which was also preceded by a win/loss run in Tunisia and Ukraine.
However, for Grammatikopoulou, the only real missing ingredient is consistency. If that arrives, and it should, she could easily become a leading force in the upper end of the WTA rankings for years to come.