ITF WORLD TENNIS TOUR 2019 #25 W2
Valentina Ivakhnenko (RUS)(1) Vs Hurricane Tyra Black (USA)
Valentina Yuryevna Ivakhnenko born 27 June 1993) is a Ukrainian, until 2014 and Russian since 2014 professional tennis player.
On 30 July 2018, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of world No. 167, whilst her best doubles ranking was No. 104 on 28 November 2016. In September 2014, after Crimea had become part of Russia, Ivakhnenko switched to Russia.
Tornado Alicia Black born May 12, 1998, is an American former tennis player.
She won two singles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On February 2, 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 404. On September 14, 2015, she peaked at No. 348 in the doubles rankings.
She was runner-up at the 2013 Junior US Open, losing to Ana Konjuh in three sets.
Black made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the 2014 Abierto Mexicano Telcel. Having been awarded a wild card, she played Serbian sixth seed Bojana Jovanovski in the first round, losing in straight sets.
Tornado and her younger sister Hurricane Tyra had at one point been referred to as “the next Williams sisters”.
In 2017, she was sidelined by a hip injury. Black used GoFundMe to successfully get the $40,000 needed for the hip surgery. Her last match on the circuit so far took place in March 2017.