Misc junior news:
Anna Signe Rasmussen and Malene Stripp have been playing $10,000 qualies in Båstad, Sweden, this week. Malene lost QR1 while Anna got through to MD where she lost 1st round. It's good to see some more Danish players have a go at pro tournaments. It's been a bit "quiet" the last couple of years with just Barbat and Ejdesgaard on the tour (besides Caro, obviously). Hopefully more Danish players will start pro careers the next couple of years. We need it.
There's a U14 Tennis Europe tournament at Lyngby this week. Many Danish girls are playing, but not Alipieva, who's playing the Senior Grand Prix tournament at KB instead. Draws for the Lyngby U14 TE can be found here:
As I said, one of the Danish Grand Prix tournaments is being played at KB this week. This tournament has a really good entry list with almost all the best juniors and seniors of Denmark (Mai Grage, Melsted, Stripp, Noe, Anna Signe Rasmussen, Francati, Rønholt, Alipieva etc.). Martine Ditlev is missing though. It will be good to see the best juniors here. I'm also curious about Jenny Herring. She's 24 years of age, and obviously not a junior anymore. She's been playing college tennis in USA for a few years, but seems to be back in Denmark for good. She's up against Anna Signe Rasmussen in R2 today - surely the most interesting matchup today.
Simone Alipieva is ranked #10 this week at the TE U14 ranking. Her win at KB moved her up from #17. She's #86 on the U16 rankings (moving up 22 positions since last week).
22 May - 27 May 2012: SEB Outdoor Open, Sweden, ITF G4
24 May - 27 May 2012: Nordic Team Championships U13 and U15
29 May - 02 Jun 2012: Estonian Junior Open, ITF G4
Emilie Francati, Emma Rønholt and Simone Alipieva will try to defend the Nordic Team Championships U15 title won by Martine Ditlev, Noe and Francati in 2011. It's a good team!