Mai Grage was awarded Danish Junior tennis player of the year 2010 (for the 2nd consecutive year). Full article here (in Danish).
2010 was her last season as a junior, and there's no doubt she was the most succesful among the Danish juniors in 2010. She has played three Grand slams with the French Open Semi final in the doubles being the highlight of the season. She also played in the Youth Olympics in Singapore, and she earned her first WTA points with a surprising win over Olga Savchuk at Portoroz.
Here is a video with Mai Grage at the awards talking about the past season and the future:
She says she'll try to work her way up in the rankings on the pro tour - obviusly starting at the lowest level. But she hopes it will be a fast ride! And she hopes she can play on the Danish Fed Cup team in Israel in February. Since Barbat is most likely not interested (and Malou injured) Mai Grage's participation seems very realistic. And she has played on the Fed Cup team already in 2010, of course.
Well deserved award. Actually 2009 was a better year for Mai than 2010 but she still made some progress, played well in Italy in the summer and got herself established on the senior curcuit. The other nomenees (Simon and Cecilie) will for sure be favorites for the award in the coming years so they should not feel too sorry
Last edited by InTheAir; Dec 9th, 2010 at 03:07 PM.
Mai Grage defeated Karen Barbat today when her team Lyngby defeated Barbat's Birkerød 5-4 in the semi final at the Danish indoor club championships. I had expected Barbat to win this match but well done by Mai Grage to win in what seems to have been a tough three set match:
Mai Grage's club Lyngby will play KB in the final tomorrow, and Grage will probably face KB's Hanne Skak Jensen in the 1st ladies singles match. Multiple Danish champion Hanne Skak Jensen will be the favourite, of course.
Excellent win by Mai. And very important win as the team match ended 5-4. Good to see that the best Danish girls are playing long and close matches against each other. Would be fantastic if Mai can repeat the win tomorrow against Hanne Skak Jensen.