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Belgian Juniors; Expectations

Somebody in mens' tennis askes about Justine Bourdon, that's why I thought it's time to discuss the belgian (female) juniors again. Every couple of days I will post the name of a new player with some stats and info so we can start a convo about that player.

In Dutch we have a saying 'De beste scheepslui staan aan wal' meaning the ones who think to know it best are the ones who are just watching and not participating. In this thread the goal is to give your honest expectations and opinion about a player even though you don't have inside info on that player. So just go by your gut feeling and what you (think to) know.
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Justine Bourdon


Since I mentioned her in my opening post, I guess she's ideal to start with.

Born August 9, 1988, she's close to her 17th Birthday.

Senior results (currently no WTA-rank)
Brussels ($10,000 - Belgium) July 17 2005
Qual 2 V Valls(14) - J Bourdon 6-2 6-1
Qual 1 J Bourdon - V Verhamme 3-6 6-1 6-2

Rebecq ($10,000 - Belgium) Aug 8 2004
Qual 2 I Buryachok(10) - J Bourdon 6-1 6-2
Qual 1J Bourdon - K Lems 4-6 6-4 6-1

Koksijde ($10,000 - Belgium)Aug 17 2003
Qual 1V Weber - J Bourdon-WC 6-1 6-0

Rebecq ($10,000 - Belgium) Aug 10 2003
Qual 1 V Amesbauer - J Bourdon 6-0 6-0

Koksijde ($10,000 - Belgium) Aug 18 2002
Qual 1 H Tribolet - J Bourdon 6-2 6-2

Junior results (no rank)
41st Astrid Bowl Charleroi, Belgian International Junior Championships 20 May 2005 to 28 May 2005
Entry : LL Clay (O)
64 L Veronica Ruo-Qi LI (USA) 2-6 4-6

41st Astrid Bowl Charleroi, Belgian International Junior Championships Qualifying Draw 20 May 2005 to 22 May 2005
Entry : Clay (O)
64 W Aline COULON (BEL) 6-0 6-0
32 W Ariane MASSCHELIN (BEL) 6-3 3-6 6-4
16 L Lynn PHILIPPE (LUX) 6-4 4-6 2-6

Heiveld Flanders Junior Championships Qualifying Draw 16 Aug 2003 to 18 Aug 2003
Entry : Clay (O)
32 W Freya YOUNES (BEL) 6-0 6-0
16 L Yanina WICKMAYER (BEL) W/O

38th Astrid Bowl Qualifying 27 May 2002 to 01 Jun 2002
Entry : Clay (O)
64 W Sophie LE CLERCQ (BEL) 6-0 6-1
32 L Michelle MITCHELL (USA) 3-6 3-6

37th Astrid Bowl Qualifying Draw 25 May 2001 to 27 May 2001
Entry : Clay (O)
64 L Delphine CESHIN (BEL) 6-2 5-7 4-6

Belgian circuit this year (ranked B15-4)
She has this ranking since 2003.
Noteworthy are her victory vs MASSCHELEIN Ariane (B-15.4) and losses against ROELS NATHALIE (B-15.4) and CORNEROTTE Sophie (B-15.4)
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Hyped some years ago as the Walloon follow-up for Justine Henin-Hardenne, I think the results proof she's far from achieving the same. Maybe she's focussing on her studies, a wise decision following her history in tennis

Who knows more about this girl and knows why she never had the expected results?
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I don't really know her but all I know is that I trained next to her in my club because she came training there (Ath - Aat) 3 years ago (well maybe she still comes but I am not there all the time )

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I don't think she will be a good player, I don't know her so good, but her results are saying enough!
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Aude Vermoezen



Born July 25, 1989, she recently turned 16.

Senior results (currently no WTA-rank, 2 points)
Brussels ($10,000 - Belgium) July 17 2005
2 K Marosi( 3) - A Vermoezen6-4 6-1
1A Vermoezen - C Baijot 6-4 6-4

St. Katelijine-Waver ($25,000 - Belgium) Nov 7 2004
1Y Meusburger (6) - A Vermoezen 6-2 6-0

Koksijde ($10,000 - Belgium) Aug 15 2004
1 S Stephens(3) - A Vermoezen-WC 6-2 6-3

Rebecq ($10,000 - Belgium) Aug 8 2004
1 K Perkovic-Q - A Vermoezen-WC 6-4 6-2

Brussels ($10,000 - Belgium) July 18 2004
1 E Vanhyfte(1) - A Vermoezen-WC 6-0 6-3

Junior results 2005 (#130 (August 6, 2005))
BMW Junior Open 2005 Luxembourg G2 25 Jul 2005 to 30 Jul 2005
Entry : Clay (O)
32 L Kim VAN DER HORST (NED) 2-6 2-6

The Junior Championships, Wimbledon Great Britain GA 25 Jun 2005 to 03 Jul 2005
Entry : Q Grass (O)
64 W Shayna MC DOWELL (AUS) 6-1 6-1
32 L Jessica KIRKLAND (USA) 7-6(6) 4-6 2-6

The Junior Championships, Wimbledon Qualifying Draw Great Britain GA 23 Jun 2005 to 24 Jun
2005Entry : Grass (O)
32 W Joanna CRAVEN (GBR) 6-3 6-3
16 W Jennifer STEVENS (USA) 6-2 6-2

LTA International Junior Championships - Roehampton Great Britain G1 19 Jun 2005 to 24 Jun 2005
Entry : LL Grass (O)
64 W Jessica SWEETING (BAH) 6-1 6-0
32 L Vania KING (USA) 3-6 6-7(6)

LTA International Junior Championships - Roehampton Qualifying Draw Great Britain G1 16 Jun 2005 to 17 Jun 2005
Entry : Grass (O)
32 B BYE
16 L Hannah GRADY (GBR) 4-6 3-6

41st Astrid Bowl Charleroi, Belgian International Junior Championships Belgium G1 23 May 2005 to 28 May 2005
Entry : Clay (O)
64 W Sandhya NAGARAJ (IND) 6-1 7-5
32 L Ayumi MORITA (JPN) 6-3 3-6 3-6

La Vie Sport Junior Cup Villach 2005 Austria G2 17 May 2005 to 21 May 2005 Entry : Clay (O)
32 W Xenia SAMOILOVA (RUS) 6-4 6-3
16 W Lynn PHILIPPE (LUX) 6-2 6-2
QF L Diana NAKIC (SLO) 3-6 4-6

26th International Raiffeisen Spring Bowl Austria G2 10 May 2005 to 15 May 2005 Entry : Clay (O)
32 W Francesca KINSELLA (GBR) 6-2 6-3
16 L Klaudia BOCZOVA (SVK) 2-6 0-6

16th Mitsubishi-Lancer International Juniors Championships Philippines G1 29 Mar 2005 to 03 Apr 2005
Entry : Hard (O)
64 W Eunice DAVID (CAN) 7-5 6-2
32 W Elena CHERNYAKOVA (RUS) 6-4 6-3
16 L Wen-Hsin HSU (TPE) 6-7(8) 3-6

Thailand International Junior Tennis Championships Thailand G1 22 Mar 2005 to 28 Mar 2005
Entry : Hard (O)
64 W Madura RANGANATHAN (IND) 7-6 6-2
32 L Alexa GLATCH (USA) 3-6 0-6

Genting ITF Malaysian International Junior Championships 2005 Malaysia
G1 14 Mar 2005 to 19 Mar 2005
Entry : Hard (O)
64 L Madison BRENGLE (USA) 2-6 2-6

ZS Cup - 17th Czech International Junior Indoor Championships Czech Republic G1 24 Jan 2005 to 30 Jan 2005
Entry : Carpet (O)
64 B BYE
32 W Ksenia LYKINA (RUS) 6-3 6-4
16 L Evgeniya RODINA (RUS) 4-6 2-6

The 12th Slovak Junior Indoor Tournament Slovak Republic G2 17 Jan 2005 to 23 Jan 2005
Entry : Carpet (O)
32 W Nikola VAJDOVA (SVK) 6-4 6-4
16 L Maria ZHARKOVA (RUS) 6-4 4-6 2-6

Wilson ITF Junior Classic presented by Wustenrot Austria G4 10 Jan 2005 to 15 Jan 2005
Entry : Carpet (O)
64 W Barbara SOBASZKIEWICZ (POL) 6-2 6-1
32 W Jelena STANIVUK (CRO) 6-3 6-2
16 W Anna GEISSLER (GER) 6-1 6-3
QF L Astrid BESSER (ITA) 1-6 4-6

Belgian circuit this year (ranked A)
She won the 3 matches she played (interclub) against BETTENS CYNTHIA (B-15/2), WERCKX SOFIE (B-15/4) and Smolders Claudia (A).

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Aude is belgians second ranked female junior. She doesn't have an ETA-ranking.

Being doubled-handed on both side, Aude is an entertaining player to watch. During her short career she certainly had her share of injuries which slowed down her progress. She had a good run at last Junior Wimbledon, the time where I thought she made the necesarry and long-awaited jump to a higher level. Since, she didn't perform at the same level to back up what she did in England. I was a bit sceptical when she did an Asian tour earlier this year (searching points in far away places is not a good sign). I think she will certainly be good enough to have a Caroline Maes-like career, but time will tell if she's good enough to be top-150 or better.
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