No. 2 seed at the EMPIRE Slovak Open 2019 tournament Vera Lapko (20) is a young and very promising talent from Minsk, Belarus. She was No. 60 in the singles WTA already and in 2016 she became the best junior in the world as No. 1. At that time and even before, Tereza Mihalikova from Slovakia was one of her opponents on the junior tour. They played together in the grandslams doubles finals and they were fighting against each other for Australian Open 2016 singles title.