Valieva delivered an exquisite performance of her program “Girl on the Ball” inspired by Picasso’s painting, hitting a triple loop, double Axel, triple Lutz-triple toe and beautiful spins and steps that all merited a level four. The 13-year-old posted a new personal best of 74.92 points. "I skated quite well, except for the combination, there was a little mistake,” Valieva said. “I was a bit nervous before the competition, but I tried not to be nervous once I took my starting position.”
Niina Petrõkina from Estonia didn't succeed at the triple-triple jump combination and had to settle with 33rd place (46.56 points). "I feel disappointed, I really wanted to perform well. It is my first major event and I felt too much nerves today", told Petrõkina after her short program.