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Feb 17th, 2012, 12:26 AM
A thread for Sweden's 3rd ranked singles player Hilda Melander, currently at a career high of #519.

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Career Titles

2011- $10,000 Piestany

Career Finals

2011- $10,000 Antalya
2011- $10,000 Almere
2011- $10,000 Bastad

About Hilda - Small Interview

When, where and why did you start playing tennis?

- Mum and Dad loved to play tennis so they took me once when I was 6 years old. I thought it was very fun so I started training in Vallentuna TK.

The most important events in your tennis career?

- Recieving the wild card to play in the WTA event in Bastad, which was a good experience. When one has seen what life is like on the WTA Tour, then you want it.

- My first title on the tour was also important, proof that you have developed.

- Finally, I emphasize how important it was when I got Magnus (Ennerberg) and Billing (Richard) as a coach. To have people who believe in and are committed to one's investment is worth gold.

Your long-term and short term goals?

- Would simply be a good tennis player as I possibly can. If it gets top 10 in the world would not be wrong. To achieve this, I work constantly with short-term goals in terms of technique, tactics and improving my game plan. Also, with the mental part.

The main sources of inspiration?

- The coaches, friends and family are always there to inspire and support.
What a racket, you play with?

- I play with Yonex RDIS 100th It is simply one the best! Racket. Occasionally heavy at 315 grams with good control and feel and a thin frame that provides a better opportunity to slice and drop shots.

Your main weapon such as a tennis player?

- The main weapon is my forehand but I win a lot because I'm a versatile player.

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 17th, 2012, 12:31 AM
$10.000 Linkoping

1: Hilda Melander d. Karina Isayan 75 63
2: Hilda Melander d. Dejana Raickovic 75 62
Q: Hilda Melander d. Beatrice Cedermark 63 36 62
S: Hilda Melander vs. Marta Sirotkina

IMPOSSIBLE
Apr 6th, 2012, 03:58 PM
into Semi Finals in Croatia, doubles final too...

IMPOSSIBLE
May 6th, 2012, 11:55 PM
$10.000 Bastad (1)

Hilda taking on the tricky Flood on Monday!

1: (5) Hilda Melander vs. Emma Flood (#680)

IMPOSSIBLE
May 7th, 2012, 01:27 PM
$10.000 Bastad (1)

Good start Hilda!

1: (5) Hilda Melander d. Emma Flood (#680) 64 60
2: (5) Hilda Melander vs. Andrea Norlander (WC)

IMPOSSIBLE
May 10th, 2012, 12:00 AM
$10.000 Bastad (1)

Good start Hilda!

1: (5) Hilda Melander d. Emma Flood (#680) 64 60
2: (5) Hilda Melander d. Andrea Norlander (WC) 61 62
Q: (5) Hilda Melander vs. Karen Barbat (#651)

IMPOSSIBLE
May 10th, 2012, 12:35 PM
$10.000 Bastad (1)

Semi finals for Hilda!

1: (5) Hilda Melander d. Emma Flood (#680) 64 60
2: (5) Hilda Melander d. Andrea Norlander (WC) 61 62
Q: (5) Hilda Melander d. Karen Barbat (#651) 63 76
S: (5) Hilda Melander vs. (1) Eugenie Bouchard (#350)

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May 11th, 2012, 12:16 PM
$10.000 Bastad (1)

A good week for Hilda, was not defending points from last year so semis will help her ranking. Defending final points next week in the 2nd Bastad future event...

1: (5) Hilda Melander d. Emma Flood (#680) 64 60
2: (5) Hilda Melander d. Andrea Norlander (WC) 61 62
Q: (5) Hilda Melander d. Karen Barbat (#651) 63 76
S: (5) Hilda Melander lost to. (1) Eugenie Bouchard (#350) 26 36

IMPOSSIBLE
May 14th, 2012, 10:49 PM
$10.000 Bastad (2)

Another easy win over Emma Flood, and Hilda is into the second round ;)

1: Hilda Melander d. Emma Flood 62 62

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 10th, 2012, 01:47 AM
$50.000+H Craiova

Good to see Hilda in a bigger tournament, she has worked hard at her ranking and should be able to play more 25's & 50's now.

Q1: Hilda Melander d. Ionela Iova 67 63 76
Q2: Hilda Melander vs. Viven Juhaszova

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 18th, 2012, 10:29 PM
$25.000 Kristinehamn

Back from the qualifying loss in Romania to play $25 at home in Sweden. Already into the second round with an odd win over Beatrice Cedermark (a tricky player). Tough 2nd round vs. top seed Sacha Jones or Mel Klaffner.

1: Hilda Melander d. Bea Cedermark 61 06 61
2: Hilda Melander vs. Melanie Klaffner or. Sacha Jones

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 21st, 2012, 09:47 PM
$25.000 Kristinehamn

Hilda went on to make doubles semi finals in Kristinehamn, next is Ystad $25.000 where Hilda has a main draw wildcard.

1: Hilda Melander d. Bea Cedermark 61 06 61
2: Hilda Melander lost to. (1) Sacha Jones 36 06

1: Melander/Milosavljevic d. Artamonova/Marcinkevica 36 64 (10-8)
Q: Melander/Milosavljevic d. Ce/Duarte 64 63
S: Melander/Milosavljevic lost to. (1) Bovina/Soloviena 16 57

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 28th, 2012, 11:18 PM
$50.000 Trnava

Hilda 4th seed in qualifying :)

Q1: Hilda Melander vs. Chantal Skamlova

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 29th, 2012, 10:24 PM
$50.000 Trnava

Hilda through by retirement...

Q1: Hilda Melander d. Chantal Skamlova 30 ret.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jul 31st, 2012, 10:03 PM
$50.000 Trnava

Hilda into main draw ;)

Q1: Hilda Melander d. Chantal Skamlova 30 ret.
Q2: Hilda Melander d. Sarah Maria Jurakova 60 63
Q3: Hilda Melander d. Martina Kubickova 62 75

1: Hilda Melander vs. Ana Savic

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 8th, 2013, 11:52 PM
$25.000 Innisbrook

Hilda into main draw ;)

Q1: Hilda Melander d. Epiphany B. Turner 63 60
Q2: Hilda Melander d. Michaela Boev 76 64
Q3: Hilda Melander d. Maria-Fernanda Alves 75 62

1: Hilda Melander vs. Chieh-Yu Hsu

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 9th, 2013, 11:41 PM
$25.000 Innisbrook

Hilda into 2nd round, great start to 2013 ;)

Q1: Hilda Melander d. Epiphany B. Turner 63 60
Q2: Hilda Melander d. Michaela Boev 76 64
Q3: Hilda Melander d. Maria-Fernanda Alves 75 62

1: Hilda Melander d. Chieh-Yu Hsu 62 36 61
2: Hilda Melander vs. Asia Muhammed

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 10th, 2013, 11:03 PM
$25.000 Innisbrook

QF - Dream opening to 2013, keep it going Hilda!

Q1: Hilda Melander d. Epiphany B. Turner 63 60
Q2: Hilda Melander d. Michaela Boev 76 64
Q3: Hilda Melander d. Maria-Fernanda Alves 75 62

1: Hilda Melander d. Chieh-Yu Hsu 62 36 61
2: Hilda Melander d. Asia Muhammed 57 60 62
Q: Hilda Melander lost to. Kristina Barrois 26 26

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 21st, 2013, 10:00 PM
http://www.tennistalk.com/gfx/flags/small/pe.gif $15.000 Lima

Double bagel to start :eek:

A pretty good chance of a title here, Good Luck Hilda !!

1: Hilda Melander d. Debora Echeverria 60 60
2: Hilda Melander vs. Nadia Echeverria Alam

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 25th, 2013, 01:47 PM
http://www.tennistalk.com/gfx/flags/small/pe.gif $15.000 Lima

2 more to go Hilda, very steady so far but faces the top seed in the semi now :rolleyes:

1: Hilda Melander d. Debora Echeverria 60 60
2: Hilda Melander d. Nadia Echeverria Alam 63 64
Q: Hilda Melander d. (4) Nathalia Rossi 64 62
S: Hilda Melander vs. (1) Patricia Ku Flores

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Jan 25th, 2013, 08:28 PM
http://www.tennistalk.com/gfx/flags/small/pe.gif $15.000 Lima

Final :hearts:

1: Hilda Melander d. Debora Echeverria 60 60
2: Hilda Melander d. Nadia Echeverria Alam 63 64
Q: Hilda Melander d. (4) Nathalia Rossi 64 62
S: Hilda Melander d. (1) Patricia Ku Flores 64 75
F: Hilda Melander vs. Maria Fernanda-Alves

IMPOSSIBLE
Mar 23rd, 2013, 11:20 PM
Hilda won the $15.000 Sunderland doubles title this week with Sandra Roma :yeah:

IMPOSSIBLE
May 5th, 2013, 12:05 AM
Hilda in Q for $75.000 Trnava in Slovakia, she plays Denise Allertova in Q1 who she beat last year!

Go Hilda!

IMPOSSIBLE
May 5th, 2013, 05:20 PM
Melander should have won that match, led 62 65 had chances in the tie-break but lost 62 67 16

Not a great season so far for Hilda :(

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 17th, 2013, 12:13 AM
$25.000 Ystad

1: Hilda Melander vs. Danka Kovinic

IMPOSSIBLE
Sep 11th, 2013, 09:18 PM
Qualified and won her 1st round in Sofia $25.000

IMPOSSIBLE
Aug 29th, 2014, 11:49 PM
Hilda's in great form at the moment.

Won a $15.000 last week in Belgium and is now in the doubles final at a $25.000 in Belgium too....

Going to be at new career highs in the rankings :)