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Old May 8th, 2010, 06:25 AM   #172
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Re: The Danes are coming - Danish juniors thread

It's not looking good for Danish juniors at the moment, although Mai Grage is second amongst Scandinavians. These are the Scandinavians in top 1000 in the Junior rankings 3 May 2010:

Code:
Pos  Name                        Nat  DOB            Singles  Doubles  Ranking
                                                      points   points   points

 29  EIKERI, Ulrikke             NOR  16 December 1992  405   113.75    518.75
 41  GRAGE, Mai                  DEN  18 April 1992     365    87.5     452.5
105  ALLGURIN, Ellen             SWE  10 May 1994       210    83.75    293.75
210  ULVEFELDT, Malin            SWE  27 February 1994  155    27.5     182.5
213  ROHDE-MOE, Caroline         NOR  10 April 1992     150    31.25    181.25
275  POIKAJARVI, Rebecca         SWE  20 January 1993   105    42.5     147.5
316  NJUKI, Brenda               SWE  17 February 1994  110    25       135
327  SAARTEINEN, Saana           FIN  11 February 1993  105    26.25    131.25
333  MILUTINOVIC, Marija         SWE  02 June 1993      105    23.75    128.75
355  CELIK, Susanne              SWE  06 December 1994   95    27.5     122.5
398= VELICA, Anna                SWE  06 August 1992    100    10       110
407  CEDERMARK, Beatrice         SWE  12 February 1993   80    26.25    106.25
413  LEIVO, Ella                 FIN  26 July 1994       80    25       105
415  ESTLANDER, Cecilia          FIN  26 February 1992   90    15       105
423  OSADCHENKO, Valeria         SWE  12 June 1992       80    22.5     102.5
444  HAMLIN, Matilda             SWE  21 August 1992     75    22.5      97.5
554  HYOTY, Johanna              FIN  15 February 1992   60    15        75
557  TRIFUNOVIC, Aleksandra      SWE  25 August 1993     55    18.75     73.75
631  BRUNSKOG, Louise            SWE  02 January 1993    60     2.5      62.5
677  KALLBERG, Caroline          SWE  20 March 1995      40    15        55
726= VERHO, Ekaterina            FIN  09 January 1992    35    11.25     46.25
744  PETERSON, Rebecca           SWE  06 August 1995     25    20        45
783  MELSTED, Cecilie Lundgaard  DEN  05 February 1995   30    11.25     41.25
790  LYSOVA, Natalia             FIN  16 February 1993   30    10        40
813  KRAFT, Tove                 SWE  05 July 1995       30     8.75     38.75
866  MYHRE, Thale                NOR  30 April 1993      20    13.75     33.75
928= SKOGLUND, Johanna           SWE  15 March 1993      25     5        30
955= SILLANPAA, Annika           FIN  23 June 1994       10    18.75     28.75

16 from Sweden, 8 from Finland, 3 from Norway, and just 2 from Denmark! We'll probably have to wait some more years to see if Wozniacki's success will have an effect on young Danish talents and attract them to the sport (as Björn Borg in Sweden some thirty years ago).

Ellen Allgurin from Sweden is an extraordinary talent, of course, and may well be the next top player from Scandinavia.

2010 is the last year as juniors for Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) and Mai Grage, and I'm looking forward to seeing them on the senior level. Mai Grage has not played much on senior level so far. Yet she played some impressive matches for Denmark in Fed Cup in February 2010 winning two singles matches.

Btw: Mai Grage is having som success in junior tournaments in Italy at the moment. She was in a final in doubles last week, and she's in the SF in singles this week (the SF is probably played later today). I hope she'll keep her form and hopefully play well at some of the Grand Slams (maybe FO or Wimbledon). Good luck to Ulrikke Eikeri as well!
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