13 Jun 2023

EG2023 – Who is going to be Europe’s best female teqer in singles?

Teqball will be played in the European Games for the first time ever, let's take a look at the women's singles category.

History will be re-written twice as for the first time ever, Teqball will be featured in one of the greatest sporting events in Europe, the European Games and like many other sports, this tournament is not only about being part of the EG but will also count as the debuting European Championship for teqers, 

The debut of Teqball will consist of 69 players from 21 different countries in all five categories (women’s and men’s singles, doubles, and mixed doubles).

From 16 countries, 16 female athletes start the road to the final in women’s single.

Top-ranked and World Champion (2021) Anna Izsak won't take part in this event, so World Ranking 4th Amelie Julian will be the highest-seeded participant. The Frenchwoman would like to live up to the expectations, as she mentioned that her goal is to win the single’s event and make it to the semifinals in the doubles.

„Participating in the European Games means for me the opportunity to represent my country in the best possible way” – said the 22-year-old, who added that she’s been training every single day and is in tremendous form as she won already two titles in 2023, both in mixed doubles.

Amelie Julian from France at Teqball Tour in Los Angeles

She will be challenged by Kinga Barabasi; the two faced each other in Podgorica in the bronze medal game last time, with the Romanian topping Julian.

Another contender is Hungarian Zsanett Janicsek, who has won two of the four European Teqball Tours in this category that were the qualifiers of the multiple sports event in Kraków. Although she is a two-time world champion, both in doubles, she is keen to have her first individual podium finish in 2023.

Nanna Lind Kristensen from Denmark is also a player to watch: at the age of 18, she is the youngest contestant in the single’s competition, but despite her age, the youngster already cracked the top 20 in the World Rankings. On the other end of the scale, 49-year-old Carla Couto will represent Portugal.

Two-time world champion, Zsanett Janicsek at European Teqball Tour in Budapest in 2022

Italian Mara D’Alessandro is also a player to keep an eye on with being ranked nr. 16 but hasn’t yet made it to the quarterfinals. World Ranking 57th, Kristine Mangasaryan from Armenia, WR 37th Andrea Sommer from Austria, WR 67th Antonija Vranic from Croatia, WR 22nd Iva Burvalova from the Czech Republic, WR 55th Dana Hillmann from Germany, Viorica Tonu from the Republic of Moldova, WR 35th in mixed doubles Anastasija Lemajic from Serbia, WR 78th Adriana Kecerova from Slovakia and Daria Zelenska from Ukraine who finished 9th in Podgorica in women's doubles are all qualified to the games.

And look out for Ewa Kaminska who has never competed in singles and will definitely enjoy the home crowd’s support!

The European Games will take place in Krakow, Poland, the Teqball competition will be held from 28 June until 1 July at the beautiful Main Square. The clashes of women’s singles will be held on 28 June.

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