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Jun 15th, 2009, 02:54 PM
Vera probably just stepped her game up a level too high. Its really unfortunate for Mel, but we can only hope now for a good draw! Is anyone going to follow the draw live on Radio Wimbledon? Its exciting following the draw live i think :P

Europe rocks
Jun 15th, 2009, 07:54 PM
When is the draw done?

Tough loss, but it's better to peak at Wimbledon and not here in Eastbourne ;) Hopefully Mel will have a bit more luck next week

Jun 15th, 2009, 08:27 PM
Well done in Eastbourne Mel: Great first match coming back and winning in 3, second match was just awesome tennis defeating such a highly ranked player fitness really paying off and the third match was going well v another good top player in the first set but Vera stepped it up. Great experience gained again on the grass and Wimbledon to look forward to. Hoping you get a good draw this year. :)

Europe rocks
Jun 15th, 2009, 08:41 PM
Hoping you get a good draw this year. :)

Would make a refreshing change! :lol:

Jun 15th, 2009, 09:26 PM
Would make a refreshing change! :lol:

Totally agree, must be time for Mel not to get a seed first round, fingers crossed :bounce:

Europe rocks
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:10 AM
Melanie plays Mathilde Johansson

Jun 19th, 2009, 10:14 AM
I like that draw tbh - it has to better than some of her others! 5 match lose streak for Mathilde :)

Jun 19th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Yeah, Mel should win this. Johannson is a GCM.

Europe rocks
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:56 AM
Rnd 1: Johansson
Rnd 2: (7)Zvonareva or Stoop

Jun 19th, 2009, 11:39 AM
Love Mels draw! I think as we were all saying, its about time Mel wins a match at Wimb and then she gets this chance, it looks good!

Jun 19th, 2009, 05:33 PM
^^ She's already won at Wimbledon :lol: She beat Schiavonne on her debut :drool:! I like this draw hope she plays some blistering tennis to make round 3 :drool:!

Jun 19th, 2009, 08:39 PM
Mel did not draw a seed :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Good luck Mel :)

Jun 20th, 2009, 07:35 AM
mel should win this:) and if she plays vera in round 2 (although i would love her to play georgie) she should play on center or court 1 :kiss:

Jun 20th, 2009, 10:00 AM
Good luck Mel :):devil::)

From Mel's website

Melanie plays Mathilde Johansson from France ranked 87

In the doubles, Melanie and Jos play Alona and
Kateryna Bondarenko UKR

Follow Melanie on Twitter and now you can get the Wimbledon updates on Twitter

Europe rocks
Jun 21st, 2009, 07:38 PM
Tough doubles draw, good luck Mel, wherever you end up playing tomorrow!

Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:41 PM
When is she playing + on what court? :confused:

Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:27 PM
What a shame. I really thought mel was gonna take that second set tie break:sad:. She was sending down some absolute thunderbolt serves.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:33 PM
i didnt think her serve was as good as it was last year. and her groundstrokes were very poor. its very disapointing because she shouldve won this match:(

Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:43 PM
:sad: :( Should've done better! She had the best possible draw and blew it lots of points to defend now :tape:!

Jun 22nd, 2009, 10:25 PM
Mel played a better second set, sending down second serves over 100 was quite impressive, thought she was going to take the tie break. Anyway, good luck in doubles Mel/Jos.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 11:18 PM
Unlucky Melanie, played so much better in 2008.

I really want to see Melanie smile more on court, show more positive emotion. Ofcourse you have to be the right state of mind, but Georgie Stoop was smiling so nicely and played great today.

Good Luck for the doubles!

Jun 23rd, 2009, 12:02 AM
Stats are impressive, 5 aces and serving up to 111. Mathilde is ranked 87 but has been as high as 59, a better player than appears on paper. Had Melanie taken the tie break and the match stopped for light, who knows. More experience of playing on the big stage gained and now doubles and hopefully mixed doubles to look forward to. Good luck Mel. :)

Match Summary
South (GBR) Johansson (FRA)
1st Serve % 62 of 100 = 62 % 51 of 74 = 69 %
Aces 5 1
Double Faults 5 7
Unforced Errors 17 20
Winning % on 1st Serve 38 of 62 = 61 % 36 of 51 = 71 %
Winning % on 2nd Serve 17 of 38 = 45 % 12 of 23 = 52 %
Winners (Including Service) 27 29
Receiving Points Won 26 of 74 = 35 % 45 of 100 = 45 %
Break Point Conversions 2 of 4 = 50 % 3 of 10 = 30 %
Net Approaches 9 of 10 = 90 % 12 of 15 = 80 %
Total Points Won 81 93
Fastest Serve Speed 111 MPH 101 MPH
Average 1st Serve Speed 99 MPH 94 MPH
Average 2nd Serve Speed 85 MPH 83 MPH

Europe rocks
Jun 23rd, 2009, 01:46 PM
Still too slow around the court, if Mel could have gotten to some more balls from Johansson, even if she was just moonballing them in it would have helped her. Really have no idea why she was struggling so much on her own serve. Missed chance here :sad:

Jun 24th, 2009, 08:31 PM
She's into round 2 of the doubles :D :woohoo: :bounce: South / Rae d Bondarenko's 6-1 7-6 (4) :drool:

Jun 25th, 2009, 09:14 AM
Good doubles win, Ive always believed that she would be a far more better doubles player than singles player. They have a good chance of getting quite far into the tournament, so lets hope they do.

Jun 25th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Terrific win from Mel/Jos, well done girls :bounce::bounce:

Europe rocks
Jul 1st, 2009, 09:33 PM
Didn't see the match but good for both of the girls to secure a nice victory over a former Grand Slam doubles winning team :cool:

Jul 8th, 2009, 06:56 PM
New blog on LTA website and next stop Lexington, good luck Mel :)

Jul 17th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Melanie has arrived in the US and written a blog :)


Jul 17th, 2009, 09:32 PM

Jul 18th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Im realy glad Mel is back on the tour after Wimb, joining Katie and Georgie as the only Brits entered in events bigger than 25k! Its been a realy good choice of events, as she is seeded 3rd and can really do some damage! Sounds like she is enjoying herself - I have a good feeling about the US hardcourt events, I think Mel is going to do quite nicely :)

Europe rocks
Jul 18th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Lots of points to defend though over the second half of the year. As long as Mel wins the US Open, she'll be fine :)
GL Mel :kiss:

Jul 21st, 2009, 03:00 PM
Mel lost to A Riske :sad:

Good luck in Stamford

Jul 21st, 2009, 06:36 PM
ok hopefully she was injured or something otherwise that is just embarassing........:o:lol:

Jul 21st, 2009, 10:34 PM
You are indeed right and her site says she is injured and having to pull out of Stanford. :sad:

Jul 22nd, 2009, 12:33 PM
oh :sad: im so stupid tempting fate like that:rolleyes: sorry guys :p

Jul 22nd, 2009, 04:45 PM
Mel :hug: So unfortunate.

Jul 22nd, 2009, 07:36 PM
Poor Mel. Hopefully it's nothing too bad and she'll be back in action soon.

Jul 22nd, 2009, 11:40 PM
:hug: :(

Jul 24th, 2009, 12:36 AM
Mel is now in Delray, Florida. :hug:

Jul 24th, 2009, 08:35 AM
i dont mean to sound stupid but what is delray?:lol: Isnt it an atp event?

Jul 24th, 2009, 09:30 PM
23/07/2009 WHERE IS MEL TODAY?
Melanie heads to Del Ray today.

From Twitter:

not feelin 2happy today. i should b headin 2 stanford but instead im off 2 del ray 2 get treatment and train. hopefully b back on court soon

Jul 28th, 2009, 11:38 PM
Melanie wrote on Twitter today

played a practise match today and shoulder held up so looking forward to heading to la on thursday

Jul 30th, 2009, 10:35 AM
Melanie heads to LA today and has written a new blog on the LTA site. Good luck Mel :)

Aug 2nd, 2009, 08:28 PM
LA qualifying

Mel wins first round :bounce::bounce:

South def Ahn 6-2 6-3

From Twitter http://twitter.com/melaniesouth

"played pretty solid today. was tough conditions the wind really picked up for my match so a good days work"

Follow Melanie on Facebook

Europe rocks
Aug 2nd, 2009, 09:10 PM
Completely forgot Mel was playing here. I was pretty worried about this match, so pleased Mel got through :) Toughie against Oudin next

Aug 2nd, 2009, 11:28 PM
Nice scoreline over the youngster. Keep it up Mel :yeah:

Aug 3rd, 2009, 08:26 AM
melanie oudin won 6-3 3-6 6-3.

mel reached third round of main draw here last year.:( she is gonna lose so many points :sad:

Aug 3rd, 2009, 12:48 PM
Seems like she put up quite a fight. Hard luck Mel :awww:

Last years L.A points came off a few weeks ago, so at least she won't fall down the ranking any further.

Aug 3rd, 2009, 12:54 PM
Yeah true, its strange why the american tournaments change around, any way she doent have any points to defend from now to us, so hopefully she can do well in the next couple of tournaments.

Europe rocks
Aug 3rd, 2009, 08:14 PM
It looks like all the events have been pushed back a week from last year :shrug:
Toughie from Mel, but an encouraging performance that things might be getting back on track. A win would have been nicer, of course, but it's still a decent showing

Aug 4th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Nice try Mel :) Glad her injury isnt serious - would suck for Mel to miss the US.

Aug 8th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Mel on Twitter

was 5 out gettin in so will have a practise week. warming bally up for her match tomorrow so will be out supporting her. good luck girl

Aug 8th, 2009, 04:07 PM
Didnt warm her up enough :( :

Morita d Baltacha 7-5 6-2. Sucks, but not as bad as her other losses. Doesnt look like Bally has the mental strength to make the push into the top 100.

Aug 8th, 2009, 04:16 PM
well bally doesnt have any big points to defend all year so she has good chance of doing so:)

its a shame mel didnt get into main draw, hopefully she can do well in toronto:D

Aug 9th, 2009, 07:21 PM
New blog from Mel on LTA site

09/08/2009 - Stateside tournies

Europe rocks
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:14 PM
US Open qual draw
M.South vs R.Voracova

Aug 24th, 2009, 09:31 PM
A good draw for Mel considering she's not seeded.

Aug 24th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Not a bad draw. I;m not expecting her to qualify, but I wouldn;t rule out a win or two. Good luck Mel :yeah:

Aug 25th, 2009, 07:14 AM
im surprised at how good all the brits draws are (other then katies) :)

Aug 25th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Mels last up on court 8 tomorrow. :)

Aug 25th, 2009, 09:07 PM
Good luck Mel - time to see the new fitness in match play :yeah:

Aug 26th, 2009, 11:46 PM
Mel won 6-3, 7-5 :)

62% first serves in
65% first serve points
41% second serve points
7 aces
9 double faults

According to slam tracker neither player hit a winner :spit: but this isn't included on the official stats, so I'm thinking/hoping it was wrong

Aug 27th, 2009, 07:46 AM
^^ It says that for every match :lol:! Will she be able to take Schruff today? Hope she can :D come on Mel!

Aug 27th, 2009, 10:56 AM
Well done Mel, dodgy match :unsure: Good luck tonight :)

Aug 27th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Mel lost a hard fought match with Schruff 4-6, 7-5, 3-6 :hug:
Not a bad scoreline. Maybe could have held at *3-5 and made Schruff serve it out, but nevermind. Good luck in your next event Mel!

Aug 27th, 2009, 11:32 PM
:hug: a lot of points to defend for the rest of the year tho.....

Aug 28th, 2009, 04:26 AM
Mel lost a hard fought match with Schruff 4-6, 7-5, 3-6 :hug:
Not a bad scoreline. Maybe could have held at *3-5 and made Schruff serve it out, but nevermind. Good luck in your next event Mel!

The tennis Live Results website LiveScore.com says she won and plays Pin to qualify???????????????????????

Aug 28th, 2009, 07:59 AM
oh :confused:

Aug 28th, 2009, 08:01 AM
i just checked the OOP and schruff plays pin :sad:

Sep 4th, 2009, 07:39 PM
Mel withdrew from the Bell Challenge Qualies...I'm assuming she's heading to Asia???

Sep 5th, 2009, 12:56 AM
Her website says she is training and then Shrewsbury, good luck Mel :)

Sep 5th, 2009, 10:05 AM
Just saw that she was added to Shrewsbury list. She was a top seed in one of the Asian ITF's, but I had seen it was a priority 5.

Sep 5th, 2009, 08:11 PM
that really does surprise me :p

Sep 22nd, 2009, 10:11 PM
Well done Melanie today, winning both singles v 8th seed and doubles match:):)

Sep 23rd, 2009, 04:10 PM
Mel defeated Naomi 6-4 6-4 and then won her doubles 6-0 6-3 Well done :bounce::bounce:

Sep 24th, 2009, 04:11 PM
aww man she lost today :( 62 64

Europe rocks
Sep 24th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Mel :sad: Hopefully she can get some more wins behind her and look to push on again next year. Ok, she'll be back in Slam qualies, but a win in qualifying is much better for her ranking than getting stuck with 5 points for the rest of the year

Sep 24th, 2009, 08:08 PM
isnt the aussie main draw list made at the end of the year?

Europe rocks
Sep 24th, 2009, 08:54 PM
It's done 6 weeks before the start of the Aussie Open Main Draw, so I think it will be the 6th of December. Unfortunately, Mel has 194 points to defend between now and the end of the year, almost half of her total points :tape:

Sep 24th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Was gonna be tough against an inform Flipkins, good luck next tournie Mel :)

Sep 28th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Melanie now in Finland and playing doubles with Emma Laine :)

Sep 29th, 2009, 10:37 AM
In the singles, Melanie is playing Malou Ejdesgaard with a possible match against Emma Laine for the winner.

Sep 29th, 2009, 06:38 PM
Mel won today :) and plays her doubles partner next, good luck :wavey:

Sep 30th, 2009, 08:26 PM
Mel lost to her doubles partner in the singles but then they went out together and won their doubles match. :)

Oct 1st, 2009, 10:49 PM
Melanie now into Semi Final doubles v number 1 seeds tomorrow, good luck :)

Oct 2nd, 2009, 10:27 PM
Defeated the number 1 seeds 2 & 2 :bounce::bounce:

Good luck in the final :devil::)

Oct 3rd, 2009, 11:11 AM
I hope Mel can get things going for the rest of the year. SO many points to defend. She'll do well to stay top 150 really.

Oct 3rd, 2009, 05:34 PM
They won 6-3 6-3! :D Does anyone else think she could do well in doubles more so than singles in her career?

Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:10 PM
yeah, her doubles results are way better then her singles lol :)
its a shame that she hasnt really been able to fulfill the hype after beating franny at wimby '06. but she is still only 24 (i think) and hopefully she will be able to get better :)

Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:02 PM
Well done Melanie, great result :bounce::bounce:

Oct 5th, 2009, 10:52 PM
Now in Devon and playing doubles with Sarah, good luck girls :):)

Oct 6th, 2009, 06:30 PM
good luck :)
shame she has heather in round one of singles AND doubles :p

Oct 6th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Good luck v H Watson in singles tomorrow :)

Oct 7th, 2009, 04:25 PM
South losing to Watson....wow....something not right with Melanie ever since her injury.

Oct 7th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Mel, hope the hip is ok for doubles :hug:

Oct 16th, 2009, 09:23 PM
Melanie has written a blog on the LTA site today and is playing Glasgow next week. Good luck. :)

Oct 20th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Mel writes on Twitter that her injured toe is improved, good luck Mel.:)

Oct 21st, 2009, 10:28 PM
Mel wins her singles and doubles in Scotland today :bounce:

Oct 22nd, 2009, 02:45 PM
Melanie defeated Lisa 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 and is now the last Brit standing in the singles draw. :bounce:

Mel/Emma just won their doubles v Rae/Windley 6-1 6-2 and are into the Semi. Mel now only Brit in the singles AND doubles :bounce :bounce:

Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:03 AM
Congratulations, Melanie! Keep it going!

Oct 23rd, 2009, 04:24 PM
Finally stringing together some nice wins! Nice!

Oct 23rd, 2009, 06:09 PM
Melanie South defeated Julia Mayr 6-4 6-3 to reach the semi-finals, where she will be playing Katarzyna Piter.

Oct 23rd, 2009, 09:23 PM
Mel in Semi Final singles AND Final of the doubles, good luck Mel and Mel/Emma :wavey::worship:

Oct 24th, 2009, 12:54 PM
Mel won her semi final 6-4 70-5 and plays Larsson in the final :worship::wavey:

Europe rocks
Oct 24th, 2009, 08:33 PM
Well done Mel on another doubles title, good luck in the singles final, it's been a tough year but hopefully some wins now can help you pick up a few points and give you a good platform to put in some great performances next year :)

Oct 24th, 2009, 09:25 PM
Well considering she hasnt done alot this year and her ranking hasn't dropped to much this year, she can do a Katie where even by winning some 25k tournies she can get back inside the top 100 and rise up a bit more.

Europe rocks
Oct 25th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Mel lost 6-1 1-6 6-3 :sad: Still, a decent week for her and a bit of damage limitation after all the points she chalked up this time last year

Oct 25th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Still a good week Mel, winning doubles title and reaching singles final. Now kick on in this winning mode. Good luck. :)

Oct 30th, 2009, 01:01 PM
Melanie has a new blog on the LTA site today - Pro-Series and ten-pin bowling winner :)

Oct 30th, 2009, 03:18 PM
Anyone know Melanie's next tournament?

Oct 30th, 2009, 04:19 PM
Ismaning Germany

Nov 4th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Melanie defeated the top seed today ranked 72!!! Well done Melanie :bounce::wavey::worship:

Nov 4th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Melanie defeated the top seed today ranked 72!!! Well done Melanie

Melanie South defeated Stefanie Vögele 6-1 5-7 6-4.

Well done Melanie!

Nov 5th, 2009, 05:30 PM
Lost today and says that Elena played 'amazing tennis'. Good luck next week Melanie:wavey:

Nov 9th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Melanie on court tomorrow in doubles, good luck :)

Nov 10th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Won doubles 6-2 6-2 :bounce:

Nov 22nd, 2009, 09:59 PM
Nice blog from Mel on LTA site :)

Dec 5th, 2009, 01:27 AM
Mel trains with Jez this week :)

Dec 20th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Melanie has written her latest blog on the LTA website. Good luck in Oz Mel :)

Dec 21st, 2009, 02:43 PM
Glad shes playing all the slams, hope she has a good run!

Jan 11th, 2010, 10:52 PM
Nice blog from Mel on the Australian Open website today :wavey:

Jan 13th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Melanie first up on a show court 3 at 11pm our time, good luck Melanie :devil::)

Jan 13th, 2010, 08:08 PM
I had no idea Perry had climbed back up so high in the rankings. It'll be a tough one for Mel. Hopefully she'll get revenge for 06 Wimbledon :sobbing:

Jan 13th, 2010, 11:19 PM
Mel lost 6-3 6-3

Jan 13th, 2010, 11:20 PM
Bad luck Mel :sad: Does anyone know if she's staying for the $25ks in a few weeks? It seems such a waste to go all that way for one match :scratch:

Jan 13th, 2010, 11:28 PM
Tough draw Mel but good match practice after your training block. Now good luck in America :sad::wavey:

Jan 18th, 2010, 10:31 AM
Today, Melanie dropped to 238 and to fifth British player. Good luck to Melanie in the United States in correcting this ranking!

Jan 24th, 2010, 10:12 PM
Today, Melanie dropped to 238 and to fifth British player. Good luck to Melanie in the United States in correcting this ranking!

Ditto, not many points now to defend so with a good run in the USA should soon climb back up the rankings. Good Luck Melanie :)

Europe rocks
Jan 25th, 2010, 08:13 PM
Time to start shooting back up the ranks. Let's get the climbing gear out and scale the cliff face that is the road to the top 100 :)

Feb 3rd, 2010, 10:45 PM
Melanie won her first round match today :bounce::devil:

Feb 4th, 2010, 08:52 AM
Good luck, Melanie, against Angela Haynes in the second round!

Angela Haynes's top ranking was 95, reached in 2005, but she is more famous for her appearance in Top Spin 2.

Europe rocks
Feb 4th, 2010, 07:07 PM
Good luck Mel, time to start climbing the ranks again :)

Feb 5th, 2010, 08:21 AM
Angela Haynes defeated Melanie South 6-2, 6-3 in the second round at Rancho Mirage.

Good luck, Melanie, in the next tournament!

Feb 6th, 2010, 11:57 PM
She said on Twitter that most of the games went to deuce. Good luck in LA Mel :)

Feb 8th, 2010, 09:14 PM
Mel has a new blog on the LTA site today, nice read Mel :)

Mar 24th, 2010, 10:29 AM

Melanie has drawn Jade in the first round today.

Teamed up with Jarmila Groth for doubles.

Good Luck :wavey:

Mar 24th, 2010, 02:23 PM
Melanie won 6-2 7-5 :bounce:

Mar 24th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Melanie & Jarmila won their doubles 6-4 6-2 :):)

Mar 24th, 2010, 07:52 PM
good win vs jade :yeah:

Mar 25th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Melanie lost in tough three sets today 6-3 4-6 3-6 :sad:

Doubles later v No 1 seeds, good luck :)

Mar 25th, 2010, 05:59 PM
Yeah, they won the doubles in three hard fighting sets 4-6 7-6 (1) 12 -10 :bounce::bounce:

Mar 26th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Won Semi Final in Jersey 6-1 3-6 10-6, well done :bounce::bounce:

Mar 26th, 2010, 08:51 PM
Yeah! She might get a title yet this spring!

Apr 6th, 2010, 11:35 PM
Good luck in Korea Mel, hope you are feeling better :wavey:

Sadly she had to retire today, get better for the next tournament :hug:

Apr 18th, 2010, 07:02 PM
25K Changwon- Melanie South, Emily Webley-Smith (q)

Hope you are fully recovered for this last tournament in Korea Melanie :)

Apr 22nd, 2010, 10:33 AM
Melanie defeated Japanese qualifier Erika Takao 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-4 in the first round, and Chinese qualifier Ji Chun-Mei 7-5, 6-4 in the second round in the capital of South Gyeongsang Province, Changwon. In the quarter-finals, Melanie will be playing another Chinese qualifier, Xu Yi-Fan. Good luck, Melanie!

Apr 22nd, 2010, 12:00 PM
Cmon Mel this is a great draw to pick up some serious points! Keep on winning girl :yeah:

Apr 22nd, 2010, 03:32 PM
Well done Mel! Hopefully get some form back before the grass court season. :yeah:

Apr 22nd, 2010, 08:47 PM
Well done Mel, good luck :bounce:

Apr 22nd, 2010, 08:48 PM
First back to back wins of the year :)

Apr 23rd, 2010, 11:36 AM
Mel tweeted that she lost in Qf at Changwon. She is off to compete in two 50Ks in Japan. Good luck Mel and string togther some more wins!

Apr 23rd, 2010, 12:31 PM
Needs some points now, cmon Mel :)

Apr 23rd, 2010, 04:28 PM
She has had some good results on carpet before, so this should be a great opportunity for her to get lots of points. :D

Apr 23rd, 2010, 10:44 PM
Good luck in Japan Mel :)

May 1st, 2010, 08:36 AM
Good luck in the Final tomorrow. :bounce::bounce:

Melanie and Ksenia defeated the 3rd seeds today in an exciting three sets of hard fought tennis, 4-6 7-6 (6) 10-8!!! Melanie and Ksenia dropped the first set 4-6 but took the second set on a tie break (6) Fighting a hard fight they went on to take the champion tie break 10-8 to secure their place in the final tomorrow v the 2nd seeds Sema and Yonemura from Japan.

May 1st, 2010, 10:37 AM
Good luck Mel :yeah:

May 2nd, 2010, 12:06 PM
From LTA Site

Mel South finished runner-up at the ITF $50k doubles event in Gifu, Japan with her Russian partner Ksenia Lykina.

The No.1 seeds, who had got the better of Naomi Broady and Jade Curtis 6-4, 6-3 in the quarter-finals, saw off the challenge of the No.3 seeds Ayumi Oka and Akiko Yonemura from Japan with a 4-6, 7-6(6), [10-8] win in the semi-finals.

The final was then contested by the top two seeds, with the title going to the home favourites Erika Sema and Tomoko Yonemura after a 6-3, 2-6, [10-7] success.

May 3rd, 2010, 12:11 AM
Happy Birthday Melanie :cheer::aparty::cheer2:

May 3rd, 2010, 07:20 AM
Happy Birthday, Melanie!

May 3rd, 2010, 10:34 PM
Good luck :)

R1: SOUTH, Melanie (GBR) 225 v INOUE, Akari (JPN) WC 702

May 5th, 2010, 07:10 AM
Melanie won.

Melanie on Twitter (http://twitter.com/melaniesouth)

Well done, Melanie!

May 5th, 2010, 03:29 PM
WD Mel :D

May 5th, 2010, 06:20 PM
Well done Melanie. Good luck tomorrow :banana::)

May 12th, 2010, 07:04 AM
Melanie defeated Marina Erakovic in straight sets. Well done, Melanie!

julia carrot
May 12th, 2010, 07:13 AM
Well done Mel :bounce::bounce::bounce:

May 12th, 2010, 11:31 AM
Well done Mel :worship:

May 12th, 2010, 06:58 PM
Wow, thats actually a really good win for her! :D

May 13th, 2010, 11:06 AM
Melanie through to 1/4 Final :worship::worship::worship:

May 13th, 2010, 03:43 PM
Best week of the year for her, so far i think? :)

May 13th, 2010, 03:47 PM
Which says a lot about her season LOL :lol:

**bitch mode off**

May 13th, 2010, 04:59 PM
Trust me, you could've said a lot worse about her season. :lol:

May 13th, 2010, 05:01 PM

Anyway, have you read her latest blog from this week? She feels positive at least.

May 13th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Ranking makes sure of Wimbledon qualies, keep going Mel :bounce:

May 14th, 2010, 06:56 AM
Kristýna Plíšková defeated Melanie South 6-3 6-4. Nevertheless, as a number of contributors have pointed out, Melanie's results in this tournament are an improvement which can be built upon.

May 14th, 2010, 06:32 PM
Mel on Twitter

lost today. flight home tomorrow then to bed for some rest to get over this virus for the grass

Get well soon Mel :hug:

May 14th, 2010, 06:33 PM
I'm sure she'd rather forget this Japan Carpet run of tournaments....

May 31st, 2010, 03:55 PM
At Nottingham in the first round, Mona Barthel beat Melanie South 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-3. Melanie was leading 6-4 in the tie break.

May 31st, 2010, 07:22 PM
At Nottingham in the first round, Mona Barthel beat Melanie South 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-3. Melanie was leading 6-4 in the tie break.Sad Mel lost, but I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Barthel. She seems to me like a bit of an anglophile as she always says she likes playing in Britain (and there's a nice picture on her website of her camping in the Yorkshire Dales!)

Jun 1st, 2010, 12:31 PM
Lost singles, soooo close :sad:

regrouped :devil:

and won an awesome doubles with Anne defeating the 4th seeds well done Mel :bounce::bounce:

Jun 2nd, 2010, 10:38 AM
Here is a translation from the German of Mona Barthel's report of the match:

Wow!! Won!!! Yes!! Melanie played soooo well. She put so much pressure on and hit absolutely everything. I could tell that grass is her favourite surface. Consequently, she led 6-3 and 5-3 30-0. However, from then on I found the right tactics and changed my game somewhat. She then had two match points in the tie break, but I was able to win it 8-6. She also played well and put pressure on in the third set. I had a match point at 5-2 and actually won it (Melanie‘s shot was 20 cm out, which is not even near), but the umpire ruled it in and Melanie was able to win the game. At 5-3 the same thing happened. The umpire ruled another of Melanie’s shots in although it was out, but on the next match point she hit the net, so that the situation was clear cut and it was a complete relief. And I was mega happy.

Jun 2nd, 2010, 03:54 PM
Thanks to whoever posted on youtube :)


Jun 6th, 2010, 10:36 PM
Birmingham and playing doubles with Anne who has recovered from her hip injury in Nottingham.:)

Jun 7th, 2010, 12:15 PM
Tough match Mel v Anna but well fought and good luck with Anne in doubles :hug::devil:

Jun 7th, 2010, 12:26 PM
Mel had Chak on the tip of her racket!!! She was up a break in the second set. She should have won this! I think Mel needs to work on her consistency. She may want to get some tips from Bally.

Jun 7th, 2010, 06:04 PM
Bally has jumped ahead this year but is 3 years older. Melanie will be gutted to lose that match but in tennis the experience is gained on the court so she will take this to her next match. Roll on Wimbledon :devil:

Report from someone who watched today

Just got back from the tennis today (going again tomorrow) so thought I'd summarize for you...

Mel "Don't let me go a break up" South vs Chekvetadze

Oh Mel. Mel Mel Mel. Trying to find an adjective that sums it up is near impossible. I would be quite keen to defend her by saying it wasn't a choke...but from the scores it's difficult not to. To be fair though this match was all about the Russian. For the first 1 and 3/4 sets she didn't look like she wanted to be there, and Mel played a very solid match, doing all that she needed to to get ahead. Then at 6-3 4-1 40-15 (2 BPs to Mel) Anna was ready to throw in the towel and tried to most un-called for drop shot from the base line which somehow she pulled off and that kind of gave her a new lease of life. From then on Mel never really looked like she thought she could win (but I guess when you've had the last few months that she has had it's understandable). Even at 4-1 in the third you could sense that if Mel didn't break or hold her next service game it was going to be hard for her to get the win. Overall there are some positives that Mel can get from it but there's no point in saying she should be pleased with how she played because she should have won in straight sets and getting ready for her next match tonight. But que sera sera...

Review of the day.

Best and worst performance: Mel

Clearly playing well to get herself into winning positions in each set but got tight when the winning post approached. With any sort of confidence Mel would have taken a big scalp quite comfortably today.

Jun 8th, 2010, 10:57 PM
Although Anne/Mel are on the order of play for their doubles tomorrow, weather forecast makes this doubtful :rain:

Jun 10th, 2010, 10:04 PM
Anne and Mel are on the order of play for tomorrow, please do not rain :):)

Jun 11th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Anne/Mel lost 6/7 (3) 3-6 today.

Eastbourne tomorrow v Pauline Parmentier Good Luck Mel :)

Jun 12th, 2010, 07:17 AM
Shes had some good results in Eastbourne, GL Mel.

Jun 18th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Good luck in R1 Mel, you can win this one! I wanna see you back in the Top 100 soon!

Jun 18th, 2010, 04:28 PM
Please get some form back and win this Mel.:sobbing:

Jun 18th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Good luck Melanie, play like you did defeating Pauline :devil::bounce:

Jun 20th, 2010, 12:34 PM
Plays Kulikova tomorow 3rd on C5.
Is this court televised? I really want to see it. I saw Mel practicising in Eastbourne and her FH looked so good. Fingers crossed she can beat Regi.
GL Mel:yeah:

Jun 20th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Yeh its televised :woohoo: Same court as Henin and they're hardly gonna stick her away from the cameras on her return are they!?

Excited for this. Mel performs well at Wimbledon and this one match could kick start her back up the ranks again.

Jun 21st, 2010, 03:22 PM
Mel is playing so bad. :sobbing:

Jun 21st, 2010, 03:25 PM
True. Picked the level up slightly in the 2nd tho.

Jun 21st, 2010, 03:25 PM
This is so depressing. :o

Jun 21st, 2010, 03:52 PM
Lost 6-1 6-2.

Seriously needs to re-evaluate her game because it was TERRIBLE. It really was the worst level of tennis I have ever seen from ANYONE. :sobbing:

Jun 21st, 2010, 10:46 PM
Mel, good luck to you and Anne in doubles :hug:

From LTA site
Another Briton in action on day one was Mel South who was playing Regina Kulikova of Russia on Court five, and it was the Russian who took the match in straight sets, winning 6-1, 6-2.

South had her work cut out against the world No.69 who returned to Wimbledon this year after reaching the third round in 2009.
Despite serving five aces and hitting as many winners as her Russian opponent (18), the British No.6 was unable to find her usual consistency.

From BBC site

Wildcard entry Melanie South went down 6-1 6-2 to world number 69 Kulikova, who is ranked 168 places higher than the British number five.

Kingston-born South struggled from the opening game, and was broken for the first of five times during her match.
"It wasn't my best match," she said. "On paper I wasn't expected to win but I definitely wanted a better performance. I gave it a go but it didn't pay off.

Usually my serve is my strength and, when it's not working, it's pretty hard. She just broke me too many times
Mel South
"Usually my serve is my strength and, when it's not working, it's pretty hard. She just broke me too many times."
South revealed she is battling injuries to both knees but insists she will stay on at Wimbledon to play in the doubles, where she will partner Anne Keothavong in the women's competition.
"It's an ongoing problem," she said. "The tape makes it look a lot worse than it is. It just helps to take the pressure off.
"I'm playing the doubles but when that's finished I'll speak to the doctor and check that everything is OK. It's uncomfortable but it's not career-threatening."

Jul 5th, 2010, 12:19 PM
South withdrew from $25K Woking and Wrexham. Looks like the injury is kinda serious :(

Jul 5th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Congratulations Melanie defeating a top 20 player, well done and good luck tomorrow. BRITAIN IS PROUD :worship: :bounce: :bounce: :worship:

I remember this. :sobbing:

Jul 23rd, 2010, 01:55 PM
Mel will be back in action in mid August at a 50K in Russia.

Aug 2nd, 2010, 03:52 PM
Melanie returns from her rehab next week in the 25k in Estonia, good luck Mel :wavey:

Aug 2nd, 2010, 05:31 PM
GL Mel, time to get some form back. :)

Aug 11th, 2010, 04:46 PM
Mel lost her first match back since Wimbledon in singles but seeded 1 with Emma Laine they defeated Cavaday/Watson 6-4 6-3 in doubles :wavey::)today.

Aug 11th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Hoping Mel can get out of her singles slump and get back up the rankings where she belongs.

Aug 11th, 2010, 10:05 PM
Hoping Mel can get out of her singles slump and get back up the rankings where she belongs.


Aug 12th, 2010, 08:28 PM
12/08/2010 DOUBLES 1/4 FINAL



Pic of Melanie practising from the tournament website

http://www.ramtennis.ee/?id=1396&picture_id=6213 ?

Aug 13th, 2010, 01:14 PM
Maybe Mel should work on her dubs game. She seems to have better results.

Aug 13th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Doubles semi final will be played tomorrow. Good luck Mel :)

Aug 14th, 2010, 02:33 PM

Mel and Emma won their semi final, defeating the 4th seeds

"Rained so we came indoors" text Mel after her match

Aug 14th, 2010, 02:53 PM

Melanie and Emma defeated the 2nd seeds LU (CHN) / SUN (CHN) 2 6-3 6-4 to take their 4th consecutive title together.

Well done girls and on your 15th doubles title Mel


Sep 1st, 2010, 06:30 PM
Melanie is now in Australia for a series of tournaments. Get that ranking up Mel :)

Sep 9th, 2010, 12:44 PM
Melanie is in the quarter-finals at Cairns, Queensland. She will play Olivia Rogowska, who has a career high ranking of 138, set in 2009, the year she reached the second round of the French Open. So this is a great opportunity for Melanie to reach the semi-finals.

Sep 9th, 2010, 07:17 PM
THis will be nice to boost Mels confidence. So glad to see her winning again.;)

Sep 9th, 2010, 08:11 PM
Good Luck Melanie :)

Sep 10th, 2010, 11:26 AM
Melanie defeated Olivia Rogowska 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 and plays Noppawan Lertcheewakarn in the semi-final. So Melanie now has a good opportunity to reach her thirteenth ITF singles final. Good luck, Melanie!

Sep 10th, 2010, 04:30 PM
Good luck Melanie :bounce:

Sep 13th, 2010, 08:13 AM
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn won the semi-final in Cairns, Queensland 6-3, 6-4, but it was good to see Melanie in the last four of a singles tournament again.

Sep 14th, 2010, 05:52 PM
Indeed it was and a few points on board. Now on to Darwin :)

Sep 15th, 2010, 06:36 PM
16/09/2010 SECOND ROUND
(5)Melanie SOUTH (GBR)(285) v M. WEJNERT(AUS)(386)

Melanie won a mammoth match in the extreme heat of the day. Darwin was over 34 degrees and very humid. Mel took the first set 7-5 followed this by losing the second set 4-6 but made a great fight in the third to win the match 7-5 4-6 6-4.

Good to see Mel fight through another three setter.

13/09/2010 DARWIN DRAW

SOUTH, Melanie (GBR) 5 246 v WONGTEANCHAI, Varatchaya (THA) Q 478

12/09/2010 DARWIN
Melanie arrived safely in Darwin where she will only play singles this week.

Sep 16th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Melanie South defeated Monika Wejnert 7-5, 6-0. Congratulations, Melanie!

She now meets Olivia Rogowska in the third round, just as she did in Cairns.

Sep 16th, 2010, 04:30 PM
Come on Melanie :bounce:

Sep 16th, 2010, 09:11 PM
WD Mel, good to see her getting some wins again. :yeah:

Sep 17th, 2010, 09:24 AM
Olivia Rogowska defeated Melanie South 6-3, 6-3 this time. :sad:

Sep 18th, 2010, 09:09 PM
Good luck in Alice Springs Mel :)

Sep 21st, 2010, 12:07 PM
Melanie won her first round match in Alice Springs against wild-card Azra Hadzic 6-4, 6-2. Good luck, Melanie, against wild-card Karen Filippou in the second round!

Sep 21st, 2010, 11:40 PM
Melanie and Pemra Ozgen won their doubles match and play 1/4 Final tomorrow Good luck :)

Sep 22nd, 2010, 08:00 PM
Through to semi final doubles :)

Sep 23rd, 2010, 11:10 AM
Melanie won against Karen Filippou in the second round by the convincing score of 6-2, 6-0. She now plays qualifier Danielle Dominikovic in her singles quarter final.

Sep 23rd, 2010, 08:27 PM
Lost doubles semi today so only singles tomorrow. Good luck Melanie :)

Sep 24th, 2010, 08:22 AM
Melanie defeated Danielle Dominikovic 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 in the singles quarter finals. Good luck in the semi-finals, Melanie!

Sep 24th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Good luck Melanie :bounce:

Sep 27th, 2010, 03:58 PM
Top seed and eventual winner Sacha Jones defeated Melanie 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in the semi-finals, but it was still good to see Melanie in another semi-final.

Sep 29th, 2010, 08:10 PM
Well done Mel, good luck in Port Pirie and Mount Gambier :)

Oct 5th, 2010, 06:00 PM
Mel won opening round 60 60 in Aussie 25k today :)

Oct 6th, 2010, 12:10 AM
Followed it up by winning her doubles too :)

Oct 7th, 2010, 12:45 AM
Australia was obviously a great move on Mel's part. I hope this momentum shift can carry on into next year for her.

Oct 7th, 2010, 07:56 PM
61 61 today in round 2, qf vs. ozgen :)

Oct 7th, 2010, 09:04 PM
Mel in 1/4 Final of the singles and FINAL of the doubles in Port Pirie:bounce:

Oct 7th, 2010, 09:06 PM
Australia was obviously a great move on Mel's part. I hope this momentum shift can carry on into next year for her.

Indeed. Next week she will be joined by her former coach Lucie Ahl :)

Oct 9th, 2010, 02:00 PM
So happy to see Mel making it to semis of 25K's again. Looking forward to seeing her transition back to the larger tournaments! Keep it up Mel:cool:

Oct 10th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Indeed. Next week she will be joined by her former coach Lucie Ahl :)

does she otherwise have a coach?

Oct 12th, 2010, 10:54 PM
Mount Gambier and Melanie is 3rd match on court to play Pemra Ozgen. Lucie hopefully will arrive in time for her match. :)

Oct 25th, 2010, 12:53 PM
Melanie playing in the WA Open whilst training in Perth with Lucie.:)

Oct 25th, 2010, 12:54 PM
does she otherwise have a coach?

No, former coach Simon Walsh has now left the LTA

Oct 26th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Melanie plays semi final singles tomorrow plus two doubles matches, good luck :)

Oct 30th, 2010, 12:29 AM
What a week! Lost the semis but WON the doubles title. Great training this week and Mel played a total of 132 games!!! Time for a rest before next tournament. :wavey:

Nov 2nd, 2010, 07:58 PM
Fantastic Mel :)

I think these Aussie tournaments where very good decision, and she seems to be working very hard indeed :)

Working with Lucie Ahl is also another sensible decision!