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angliru
Jul 28th, 2010, 06:43 AM
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Mai Grage

Residence: Lyngby, Denmark
DOB: April 18, 1992
Birthplace: Lyngby, Denmark
Height:
Weight:
Plays: Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Status:

Current Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings as of July 26, 2010:
Singles ---
Race Singles 873
Doubles ---

YTD Career
Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles titles: 0 0
Sony Ericsson WTA Tour doubles titles: 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit doubles titles: 0 0
Prize Money: $460 $925
Win Loss Record - Singles: 1 - 1 1 - 2
Win Loss Record - Doubles: 0 - 0 0 - 1

Ranking History
Season-Ending Singles: ---
Career-High Singles: ---
Career-High Doubles: ---

Ranking, Denmark: 6


Career overview

Junior
Mai Grage has played almost exclusively on the Junior circuit - reaching a career high ranking of #30 earlier in 2010. She has played at all 4 grand slams as a junior, and reached the SF at Roland Garros in doubles this year (with Saisai Zheng). Mai has also won a couple of Junior tournaments incl. the Grade 1 tournament Mediterranee Avenir in 2009 defeating the very talented Monica Puig in the Final.

ITF - WTA
Mai has never played in the main draw of any ITF or WTA tournaments (10K Chiswick today will be her first ever!) but she has tried to qualify a couple of times, for instance at 100K Danish Open in 2008, and at 220K Slovenia Open 2010 where she won in the 1st round of qualification defeating Olga Savchuk (UKR).

FED Cup
Mai played two Fed Cup singles matches for Denmark in 2009 (16 years of age at the time), and four singles matches in 2010 - winning her matches vs. Israel and Latvia.

Ambitions
Mai Grage has been part of a special development program at the 'Center of Elite' supported by the Danish Tennis Federation and Team Danmark. Mai Grage has been the best Danish tennis player her age (b. 1992) for some time now and aims at being #10 in the world.


Twitter: http://twitter.com/maigrage (not updated very often)

Blog (in Danish): http://www.tennissporten.dk/pages/dansk/blogs/mai-grage.php
(Mai Grage somtimes blogs at dr.dk (http://www.dr.dk/php/aktualitet/sporten/#?sportsgren=3), but it's usually a copy of her blog at tennissporten.dk)

Jorn's Mai Grage blog: http://maigrage.net/blog/

angliru
Jul 28th, 2010, 06:44 AM
Mai Grage's Danish Championship titles

Singles
2007 - Girls under 16, outdoors
2008 - Girls under 16, indoors
2008 - Girls under 16, outdoors
2009 - Girls under 18, outdoors
2010 - Girls under 18, indoors

Doubles
2008 - Girls under 16, indoors (with Camilla E. Therkildsen)
2008 - Girls under 16, outdoors (w. Camilla E. Therkildsen)
2010 - Girls under 18, indoors (w. Thale Myhre)

Mixed doubles
2009 - Under 18, outdoors (w. Ulrik Thomsen)
2009 - Senior, outdoors (w. Martin Pedersen)

angliru
Jul 28th, 2010, 06:44 AM
Mai Grage's schedule:

26-01 JUL/AUG: 10K Chiswick
02-08 AUG: 220K Danish Open (Q-wc)
15-21 AUG: Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Juniors)

For some reason unknown to me (maybe because of a tough schedule with travels to South East Asia?) Mai Grage won't play at the Danish Outdoors Championships 09-14 AUG. Neiher does Barbat or Ejdesgaard, so it'll probably be a cakewalk for Hanne Skak...

angliru
Jul 28th, 2010, 02:18 PM
$10,000 Chiswick, GBR

QR1 Mai Grage (DEN) def. Claire Birnie (GBR) 6-0 6-0
QR2 Mai Grage (DEN) def. Harriet Sheahan (AUS) 6-3 6-1
R1 Mai Grage (DEN) def. Alexandra Walker (GBR) 6-1 6-1

Congrats! :banana:

Jorn
Jul 28th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Congrats Mai! :)


She's too good for 10K's we'll see at Danish Open what she can do with a good draw.

Jorn
Jul 29th, 2010, 10:42 AM
Round 2:

Mai Grage vs Tara Moore GBR (8)

Will be more tough, she should have finished her match at about 15:30 today.

Good luck Mai! :)

angliru
Jul 29th, 2010, 01:11 PM
(8)Tara Moore def. Mai Grage 6-1 6-1

In a way this is a good loss, so Mai can come back to Denmark and play quali on saturday! GL in Copenhagen :yeah:

Jorn
Jul 29th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Malou videre, Mai ude. (Fra Tennisporten.dk)

I $10.000 ITF-turneringen i Chriswick, England, har både Malou Ejdesgaard, KB og Mai Grage, Lyngby, været i kamp.

Bedst gik det for Malou der vandt, 60 46 63 over Yasmin Clarke, England, uden rangering. Malou viser igen, at hun er stærk i de tætte kampe og vinder endnu engang i tre sæt.

Mai tabte 16 16 mod Tara Moore, England, WTA 602 og seedet nummer 8.

Det skal blive interessant at se i kvartfinalen om Malou kan tage revanche for Mais nederlag?

Der er ikke noget der er så skidt det ikke er godt for noget, Farum Qualies er mere værd at være klar til!

Good Luck Mai in Farum! :)

Jorn
Jul 29th, 2010, 02:38 PM
I just got my TV Guide for next week, TV 2 Sport will also show tennis for Farum, so hopefully Mai can also reach the MD (Even unlikely...) But Malou's match(es) should be shown on TV2 or TV2 Sport. :)

TV2 20:00 - 22.00 LIVE + Highlights 22:35 - 23:00

TV 2 Sport 11:00 - 16:00 LIVE + 23:00 - 02:00 Delayed replays (From Tuesday and first days, likely untill Friday)

angliru
Jul 30th, 2010, 07:28 AM
Mai Grage plays doubles with Karen Barbat at Farum! They got a wildcard. Good luck!

Jorn
Jul 30th, 2010, 07:38 PM
Farum R1: Mai Grage vs Johanna Konta, AUS, 302


I never heard about that player before...But #302 she can play.

Held og Lykke Mai! :)

angliru
Jul 30th, 2010, 11:17 PM
Kan you add a picture in first post? :) ("Lånt" fra tennissporten.dk) I can host the pictures maybe?
Sure! I'm not sure if tennissporten.dk approves of the use of their images? If it's a problem I'll find another one.

angliru
Jul 31st, 2010, 06:24 PM
Q R1: Johanna Konta (AUS) def. Mai Grage 6-3 6-1 :sad:

I suppose there will be an interview at the tournament site later...

Protoss
Jul 31st, 2010, 06:25 PM
Q R1: Johanna Konta (AUS) def. Mai Grage 6-3 6-1 :sad:

I suppose there will be an interview at the tournament site later...
It was tied at 3-3 1st set.

angliru
Jul 31st, 2010, 06:45 PM
It was tied at 3-3 1st set.
She lost 9 of the last 10 games! I'd like to hear her what she has to say about the match...

angliru
Aug 1st, 2010, 07:17 AM
From the official tournament site (http://www.e-bokssonyericssonopen.dk/nyheder/nyheder/2010/7/31/farvel-til-mai-grage.aspx):

Goodbye, Mai Grage

There are no more matches for Mai Grage in this year's e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open. Saturday night the young Dane lost in qualification to the Australian Johanna Konta 3-6 1-6.

"I am a little disappointed that the match didn't last longer - that I did not win more games, but it was a great experience and nice to play there, and I believe I hit the ball very well," said Mai Grage after the match.

It's just her second WTA tournament after her debut in qualifying for the Slovenia Open a few weeks ago. Back then Mai Grage won one match, but although the great result from Slovenia could not be repeated in Farum, Mai Grage did not leave the arena empty-handed.

"Every time I play these matches I learn so much, also gamewise - and I see, that I can play in such high pace," said Mai Grage, who hopes to return for next year's Danish WTA tournament.

angliru
Aug 2nd, 2010, 02:16 PM
Copenhagen doubles draw, 1st round:

Goerges/Groenefeld (1) vs. Klemenschits/Klepac
Kondratieva/Lefevre vs. Barbat/Grage


Maria Kondratieva (RUS) (28 years of age) is a doubles specialist - ranked #933 in singles but #54 in doubles. She was in the doubles final at 220K Istanbul a few days ago!

Sophie Lefevre (FRA) (29 years of age) is also a doubles specialist (ranked 1033 in singles and 123 in doubles), allthough not quite as good as Kondratieva. Lefevre and Kondratieva have played 10 tournaments together as a team in 2010. A tough match for Barbat/Grage!

Barbat/Grage will probably play Tuesday. Good luck!

angliru
Aug 4th, 2010, 02:25 PM
Copenhagen doubles, 1st round:

Kondratieva/Lefevre def. Barbat/Grage 6-0 6-4

I hope we'll see some better press photos from the match. This is a screenshot of the livestream:

http://i34.tinypic.com/67ntj5.jpg

Grage/Barbat have never played doubles together, and 1st set was a disaster. Kondratieva/Lefevre were really good and experienced; they always made the right choices in shots and movements. Grage/Barbat managed a bit better in the 2nd set.

Tak for indsatsen; glæder mig til at se jer igen!

blocke
Aug 5th, 2010, 11:51 AM
I see that Mai is not playing US Open Junior's so I guess Roland Garros, was her last junior tournament (other than youth olympics)?

angliru
Aug 5th, 2010, 12:48 PM
I see that Mai is not playing US Open Junior's so I guess Roland Garros, was her last junior tournament (other than youth olympics)?
I guess so. I remember reading a Danish article - probably from the beginning of 2010 or end of 2009 where Mai Grage said she would play 100% on the Junior circuit throughout 2010 just to see how far it would bring her. I guess good Junior results can be some kind of shortcut to the pro circuit...

But with her present (mediocre) Junior rankings and her recent success at ITF/WTA I guess she might as well set her mind on the pro circuit! But I haven't read anything official about it. (She does have a schedule online (http://www.dtftennis.dk/Sektioner/Elite/Landshold/Aktivitetsplan%20ITF%20Gruppe%201.aspx) at The Danish Tennis Federation, and Youth Olympics is indeed the last tournament scheduled in 2010).

angliru
Aug 9th, 2010, 09:29 AM
Mai Grage has entered the Wta rankings today (9 AUG 2010):

Singles - No. 952 (8 points).

angliru
Aug 13th, 2010, 11:20 AM
Mai Grage's draw at the Youth Olympics:

15th of August, 1R, singles: Mai Grage (DEN) vs. Katarena Paliivets (CAN)

17th of August, 1R, doubles: Grage/Ilona Kremen (BLR) vs. Katarena Paliivets/Marianne Jodoin (CAN)

2010 is the first edition of the Youth Olympics - an event that will take place every fourth year (as the real Olympics). Good luck Mai!

angliru
Aug 15th, 2010, 08:29 AM
Youth Olympics, singles:

1R: Mai Grage (DEN) d. Katarena Paliivets (CAN) 6-4 6-4 :yeah:

LightsOut!
Aug 15th, 2010, 10:13 AM
Keep it up, Mai :yeah:

angliru
Aug 16th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Youth Olympics, singles:

2R: (7)Jana Cepelova (SVK) d. Mai Grage 3-6 7-6(1) 6-4

Too bad, but Cepelova is a good player ranked somewhat higher than Mai Grage. But Mai really should have won the match being a set up! I suppose we'll hear some news about Mai's performance at tennissporten.dk later. Now focus on the doubles tomorrow!

angliru
Aug 17th, 2010, 09:21 AM
Youth Olympics, doubles:

Mai Grage (DEN)/Ilona Kremen (BLR) def. Katarena Paliivets/Marianne Jodoin (CAN) 6-1 7-6(4)
Well done!

LightsOut!
Aug 17th, 2010, 01:21 PM
:yeah:

angliru
Aug 17th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Mai Grage has a long and quite interesting blog update from The Youth Olympics. It's in Danish (and far too long for me to translate at the moment):

http://www.tennissporten.dk/pages/posts/ol-i-singapore-3293.php

angliru
Sep 9th, 2010, 07:07 PM
It's been a while since we heard something from Mai Grage, but it seems like her next tournament is scheduled:

27 Sep to 03 Oct 2010: $25,000 Helsinki, Finland (hard)

She's alternate #119 at the moment but may move into the q-draw once the withdrawal deadline appoches (14 september)?

angliru
Sep 19th, 2010, 11:35 AM
Mai Grage was on the qualifying entry list for 25K Helsinki but she has withdrawn from the tournament (late withdrawal - I don't know the the reason). Karen Barbat has also withdrawn so Malou Ejdesgaard is now the only Dane playing Helsinki.

angliru
Oct 6th, 2010, 08:47 AM
$10,000 Cagliari, Italy (clay)

Singles, R1: Andreea-Roxana Vaideanu (ITA) def. Mai Grage (DEN) 6-3 7-5 :sad:

Doubles
R1: Grage (DEN)/Wacanno (NED) d. Carrozzo (ITA)/Cucca (ITA) 6-1 6-1
QF: Grage (DEN)/Wacanno (NED) d. (3)Scimone (ITA)/Simic (BIH) 6-3 7-6(2)

angliru
Oct 6th, 2010, 05:26 PM
$10,000 Cagliari, Italy (clay)

Doubles
SF: Grage (DEN)/Wacanno (NED) d. Vaideanu (ITA)/Zanchetta (ITA) (1) 6-1 7-6(6) :yeah:

Good luck in the final!

angliru
Oct 8th, 2010, 07:30 AM
Doubles, final:

Salis (ITA)/Sulpizio (ITA) d. Grage (DEN)/Wacanno (NED) Walkover

Apparently Grage/Wacanno withdrew because Eva Wacanno was injured.

Jorn
Oct 13th, 2010, 07:57 PM
Mai Grage, Lyngby, spiller i denne uge god tennis i $10.000 future turneringen i Settimo, Italien.

I anden runde vandt Mai 76 (5) 46 64 over Andrea-Roxanna Vaideanu, Romænien, WTA 954.

Mai fortæller fra Italien, at kampen varede i tre timer, at der var god tennis indimellem og at hun ser frem til kvartfinalen.

Good luck Mai! :)

Jorn
Oct 15th, 2010, 11:22 AM
Mai's coach write on tennissporten.dk:

Mai Grage, Lyngby, måtte desværre se sig slået i kvartfinalen i $10.000 future turneringen i Settimo, Italien.

Mai tabte 16 16 mod Anastasia Grymalska, Italien, WTA 436 og seedet nummer 1.

Mai fortæller, at hun byggede spillet rigtig godt op, at hun ikke kunne afgøre boldene og at Mais spil lå godt til modstanderen.

I double tabte Mai i kvartfinalen med sin makker fra Ungarn.

QuietPlease
Nov 11th, 2010, 02:46 PM
ITF $10,000 Loughborough, England.

Mai Grage is through to the 2nd round in England:

Mai Grage - Sandy Marti 36 64 60

Mai was down 3-6, 0-4 againist the Swiss player , but won 12 games in a row!

QuietPlease
Nov 12th, 2010, 08:32 AM
Unfortunately Mai lost her 2nd round match 64 36 46 against Gioi Barbieri, Italien, WTA 425.

InTheAir
Nov 15th, 2010, 08:36 PM
Looks like Mai has withdrawn from the Danish National Championships this week... Injured?

Jorn
Nov 17th, 2010, 04:43 PM
She had pain in a foot in last 2 matches...


Men der er ingen news i danske websites om at hun ikke spiller...

angliru
Dec 9th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Mai Grage was awarded Danish Junior tennis player of the year 2010 (for the 2nd consecutive year). Full article here (http://www.dtftennis.dk/Nyheder/2010/December/Mai.aspx) (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:

http://www.on-sport.dk/video/916173/rets-juniortennisspiller-mai

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.

InTheAir
Dec 9th, 2010, 02:50 PM
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 ;)

angliru
Dec 11th, 2010, 07:05 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:

Lyngby - Birkerød 5-4
1st ladies singles: Mai Grage def. Karen Barbat 6-1 6-7 7-5

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.

InTheAir
Dec 11th, 2010, 07:18 PM
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.

angliru
Dec 12th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Well, KB decided to use one of their foreign 'wild card' players in the final today, so Mai Grage was up against Swedish Sofia Arvidsson in the 1st ladies' singles match:

Sofia Arvidsson (KB) def. Mai Grage (Lyngby) 6-2 6-1

Expected. But I agree that yesterday's win over Barbat was excellent. It would be great if Mai would be able to achieve a WTA ranking somewhat similar to Karen's during 2011...

Jorn
Dec 12th, 2010, 04:56 PM
One more good win with Eva! :)

SF: 1. damedouble: Karen Barbat/Anne Gylling – Mai Grage/Eva Dyrberg 26 16

Jorn
Dec 12th, 2010, 05:47 PM
DM KB d. Lyngby 5-4

In doubles Mai and Eva Dyrberg lost 16, 16 vs Skak-Jensen and Sofia A.

Jorn
Dec 25th, 2010, 06:25 PM
$10,000 Glasgow 2011 - Entry List: Mai may move into MD.

Dates : 10 Jan to 16 Jan 2011
Venue : Glasgow, Great Britain
Surface : Hard

1 KONTA, Johanna AUS 243 1
2 BROADY, Naomi GBR 279 1
3 WHYBOURN, Lisa GBR 309 1
4 TINJIC, Jasmina CRO 366 1
5 MIRCIC, Teodora SRB 405 3
6 FITZPATRICK, Anna GBR 441 1
7 LALAMI, Nadia MAR 470 1
8 BRAZHNIKOVA, Anna SWE 583 1
9 RAPISARDA-CALVO, Isabel ESP 591 1
10 EIKERI, Ulrikke NOR 651 1
11 SHINIKOVA, Isabella BUL 723 1
12 TUMOVA, Monika CZE 742 1
13 BENNANI, Lina MAR 744 1
14 MORIARTY, Julia IRL 751= 1
15 SAVORETTI, Alice ITA 758 1
16 COLLOMBON, Alix FRA 780 1
17 GRAJDEK, Kim-Alice GER 799 4
18 GINIER, Jessica FRA 805= 1
19 KRAMPEROVA, Katerina CZE 814 1
20 WINDLEY, Jade GBR 889 1

QUALIFYING - Last Modified 24 Dec 2010
Pos Name Nation Ranking Prot'd National Ranking Priority Info

1 GRAGE, Mai DEN 891 1
2 WEIDEMANN, Svenja GER 892 1
3 DOMAGALA, Veronika POL 905= 1
4 GEORGE, Nicola GBR 930 2
5 ZALAMEDA, Riza USA 932 1
6 STEPHENSON, Francesca GBR 952 1
7 ELLIOTT, Amanda GBR 953= 1
8 WACHACZYK, Julia GER 961= 1
9 WALKER, Alexandra GBR 980= 1
10 BROWN, Lucy GBR 997 1
.
.
26 ALPAY, Ilge GBR 79 1

Jorn
Dec 25th, 2010, 06:52 PM
$10,000 Wrexham 2011:

Dates : 17 Jan to 23 Jan 2011
Venue : Wrexham, Great Britain
Surface : Hard

QUALIFYING - Last Modified 25 Dec 2010

Pos Name Nation Ranking Prot'd National Ranking Priority Info
1 LALAMI, Nadia MAR 472 1
2 CLERICO, Nicole ITA 476 3
3 LECHEMIA, Elixane FRA 478 3
4 HARMSEN, Danielle NED 484 3
5 WEBLEY-SMITH, Emily GBR 490 4
6 LUKNAROVA, Zuzana SVK 498 3
7 $ ROGGE-DIETRICH, Elodie FRA 499 4
8 KRIEGSMANNOVA, Lucie CZE 512 2
9 ZAJA, Anna GER 521 5
10 GERLOVA, Iveta CZE 529 4
11 KUBICIKOVA, Martina CZE 531 3
12 MARCINKEVICA, Diana LAT 575 3
13 HENKE, Vanessa GER 578 4
14 RUCKERT, Katie USA 581 3
15 RAPISARDA-CALVO, Isabel ESP 595 1
16 RAE, Jocelyn GBR 599 1
17 SANDUSKA, Patrycja POL 613= 2
18 KOCH, Bianca GER 637 2
19 GABUEVA, Angelina RUS 639 6
20 EIKERI, Ulrikke NOR 656 1
21 PONS, Morgane FRA 662 6
22 KAYSER, Syna GER 713 3
23 SHINIKOVA, Isabella BUL 726 2
24 ALLAN, Jennifer GBR 737= 3
25 DELEFORTRIE, Anouk BEL 741 3
26 STEINHERR, Jasmin GER 744 3

ALTERNATES - Last Modified 25 Dec 2010

Pos Name Nation Ranking Prot'd National Ranking Priority Info
1 TUMOVA, Monika CZE 745 2
2 BENNANI, Lina MAR 747 1
3 MORIARTY, Julia IRL 755= 4
4 SAVORETTI, Alice ITA 762 1
5 KRAMPEROVA, Katerina CZE 764 1
6 VAN UYTVANCK, Alison BEL 794 3
7 CACIOTTI, Martina ITA 796= 5
8 GRAJDEK, Kim-Alice GER 800 5
9 GAUD, Marion FRA 808= 3
10 VASSILEVA, Nadejda BUL 824= 4
11 MAZZALI, Francesca ITA 828= 5
12 KREJSOVA, Petra CZE 844= 3
13 GOLUBIC, Viktorija SUI 848 3
14 GEORGE, Nicola GBR 858 2
15 PRISLAN, Anja SLO 886= 4
16 WINDLEY, Jade GBR 890 1
17 GRAGE, Mai DEN 892 1
18 KNOLL, Xenia SUI 921= 3
19 NEGRIN, Katharina AUT 925= 4
20 ZALAMEDA, Riza USA 933 1
21 FRANKOVA, Nikola CZE 948= 3
22 STEPHENSON, Francesca GBR 953 1
23 WESSEL, Alina GER 954= 3
24 ELLIOTT, Amanda GBR 954= 1
25 WALKER, Alexandra GBR 980= 1

Jorn
Jan 11th, 2011, 05:32 PM
$10,000 Glasgow 2011

Mai is now Into Maindraw at this weeks tournament.

angliru
Jan 11th, 2011, 10:45 PM
I think Mai has withdrawn (late withdrawal?). She's not in the 1st round draw:

http://www.lta.org.uk/Global/Downloads/Results/2011/AEGON%20GB%20Pro-Series/Glasgow%20JAN/Womens%20singles%20main%20draw.pdf

angliru
Jan 12th, 2011, 04:20 PM
Mai has also withdrawn from Wrexham next week (late withdrawal again). I hope she isn't injured!

InTheAir
Jan 15th, 2011, 10:29 AM
She must be injured. This was suppose to be her first tournaments of the year. Hopefully she will recover quickly. She also have Fed Cup coming up end January.

angliru
Jan 31st, 2011, 12:26 PM
Mai has indeed been injured, but I haven't read anything about how serious it was or whant kind of injury it was. But she's on her way back. She is training with the Danish Fed Cup team in Israel at the moment. She says she will be ready to play this week! There's a video of her training in Eilat, Israel here:

http://www.on-sport.dk/video/1047339/grage-i-gang-igen

Here is a photo of Mai and Cecilie Melsted and Fed Cup captain Michael Mortensen in Israel:

http://www.tennis.dk/~/media/Images/Billeder/FedCupIsrael/sonjan11.ashx?as=1

angliru
Feb 3rd, 2011, 12:01 PM
Timea Bacsinszky/Patty Schnyder (SWI) def. Caroline Wozniacki/Mai Grage 6-3 6-2

Expected loss but a decent scoreline under these circumstances: Mai has not played any matches at all in 2011, and she and Caroline are a completely new team.

Switzerland won the Fed Cup match 2-1, and also won the group. Denmark will have to defeat Great Britian tomorrow, or else they have to play relegation matches.

angliru
Feb 5th, 2011, 10:28 AM
Heather Watson/Jocelyn Rae (GBR) def. Grage/Wozniacki 5-7 7-5 7-5

It was a close match and Grage played extremely well. According to Michael Mortensen this was the best he has ever seen her play in a doubles match. Good luck in the relegation match against Greece :yeah:

Photos from DEN-GBR Fed cup 2011, doubles:

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/5158/fre8.jpg
Mai and Wozniacki (Caro nearest camera)

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/7173/fre9.jpg
Mai

angliru
Feb 5th, 2011, 03:55 PM
Eleni Daniilidou/Eirini Georgatou (GRE) def. Grage/Wozniacki 6-2 7-5

I'm not 100% sure but I beleive Denmark had a lead in the second set (5-2 or something?). It's a disappointing result, but I'm sure Mai and Caro did the best they could. The Greek team was simply better.

I hope Mai will get going at the ITF futures. She said earlier this year, or at the end of last year, that she wants to commit herself 100% this season to improve her ranking. Good luck.

angliru
Feb 16th, 2011, 08:59 AM
Mai Grage quits her pro career!

Excerpted and paraphrased translation (full article in Danish here (http://www.tennis.dk/Nyheder/2011/Februar/Grage%20neddrosler%20den%20professionelle%20karrie re.aspx))

Mai Grage ends her pro career. She wants to study, and also finds it lonely on the pro tour. She still loves playing tennis, and she'll continue to play in Denmark an try to win Danish titles. She'll also continue on the Fed cup team. She says she may possibly try the pro tour agian later in her career...

Too bad. Mai is probably the most talented among the Danish girls from the years immediately after Caroline...

InTheAir
Feb 16th, 2011, 01:10 PM
Poor decision by Mai and a disaster for Danish tennis. She really had a chance to make to top-100. Very sad indeed :(

Andreas
Feb 16th, 2011, 01:13 PM
What a shame. I really thought she could become at least a solid top 200 player :sad: It's not looking good for Danish tennis if we don't consider Caroline, but I hope Martine Ditlev, Cecilie Melsted and Simone Alipieva can turn into great players.

angliru
Mar 13th, 2011, 12:43 PM
Mai Grage won the 2nd part of the Danish Grand prix series at Århus this weekend in a very convincing manner:

1R: Mai Grage (Lyngby) def. Ella Hedeboe (Gentofte) 6-0 6-1
2R: Mai Grage (Lyngby) def. Sofie Skovbo Jensen (Helsingør) 6-0 6-0
QF: Mai Grage (Lyngby) def. Stefanie Jolak (Holbæk) 6-1 6-0
SF: Mai Grage (Lyngby) def. Julie Noe (KB) 6-2 6-0
F: Mai Grage (Lyngby) def. Martine Ditlev (TC Odense) 6-0 6-0

It must be said though, that Sandra Roma (Sweden) who won the first tournament in the series, had to give a walkover in the semi final in the other half of the draw. She would easily have gone to the final, and would probably be the favourite against Mai Grage (Sandra Roma defeated Mai two weeks ago). Melsted was also missing (because of ITF in Sweden), and a also few other of the best Danish women . Anyway, seeing how far above everyone else Mai is here makes it all the more depressing that she won't play international pro tennis anymore. I mean, losing only four games in five matches! Well done!

angliru
Apr 9th, 2011, 02:15 PM
Mai Grage won her 1st Danish senior championship singles title today:

Final: Mai Grage def. Hanne Skak Jensen 7-6(5) 6-3

Mai Grage also won the doubles title (w Karina Ildor Jacobsgaard). Well done! We miss you on the tour!

QuietPlease
Apr 9th, 2011, 10:28 PM
Congrats to Mai!

Caipirinha Guy
Mar 28th, 2012, 09:51 PM
She will play Fed Cup for Denmark in April replacing Caroline. :)

angliru
Feb 15th, 2013, 07:13 AM
Mai Grage is on the acceptance list for $10,000 Helsingborg (http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/women's-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100028331), Sweden, next week (18-24 February). Probably playing qualies tomorrow (Saturday).

Mai hasn't played at an ITF pro tournament since 2010! It would be nice if she started playing pro tennis again. GL!

goOudinUSA
Feb 16th, 2013, 04:28 PM
Mai won 61 62! :cheer: I believe she plays another Dane, Maria Jespersen, for a spot in the MD. :D

angliru
Feb 16th, 2013, 07:28 PM
That's interesting. Mai and Maria have fought some really hard matches in Denmark - almost always with Mai as the winner. Maria has such a big serve.