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post #813 of (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2012, 05:44 PM
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Re: The Danes are coming - Danish juniors thread

Regarding the prospects of another Danish top player: here is the official Danish top 20 from the Danish Tennis Association with the player's year of birth.

Danish rankings, 16 October 2012

Rank	Name	                       Club	 Year of birth
 1      Caroline Wozniacki             KB            90
 2      Karen Barbat                   Birkerød      92
 3      Mai Grage                      KB            92
 4      Cecilie Lundgaard Melsted      KB            95
 5      Emma Rønholt                   Gentofte      97
 6      Anna Signe Rasmussen           Birkerød      94
 7      Maria Jespersen                Helsingør     91
 8      Malene Stripp                  Birkerød      94
 9      Julie Noe                      KB            96
10      Emilie Francati                Gentofte      97
11      Martine Ditlev                 TC Odense     96
12      Ulrikke Høyer                  KB            96
13      Frederikke Svarre              Hillerød      97
14      Karina I. Jacobsgaard          KB            80
15      Amanda Arildsen Wessung        HRT           94
16      Simone Michael Alipieva        Lyngby        98
17      Frederikke Uhrskov Støchkel    Holte         94
18      Kathrine Berge                 Birkerød      96
19      Louise Kulczycki Larsen        Hillerød      91
20      Malou Ejdesgaard               KB            91
Emma Rønholt is doing really well and #5 is a new career high for her. I'm always reluctant to read too much into the rankings, and it's always debateable whether the rankings are fair. Some girls play a lot, others less, and they don't all play the same level of tournaments. But Emma has been very solid on Danish soil. In 2012 she has defeated Cecilie Melsted, Anna Signe Rasmussen (twice), Malene Stripp and Julie Noe. She's still only 14 years old, and the youngest girl in the top 20 except Simone Alipieva.

The 1997-98 girls Emilie Francati, Emma Rønholt, and Simone Alipieva seems to be the most striking talents at the momnt.

Note: Malou Ejdesgaard has mostly been ranked #3 or 4 in Denmark for the last 4 years or more, and her fall in the rankings is simply because she doesn't play singles anymore - not even on club level.
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