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Old Apr 7th, 2013, 07:57 AM   #860
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Re: The Danes are coming - Danish juniors thread

15 year old Emilie Francati keeps progressing in a remarkable way. Recently she won the first Danish ITF title in almost two years, a week ago she became U16 champion, and today she won the SF at a Danish GP tournament defeating Maria Jespersen 64 64. Maria (21 years of age) has become quite good lately and has reached a SF at a 10K, and has also defeated Mai Grage recently. Maria is a likely candidate for the Fed Cup Team next month - especially since both Barbat and Ejdesgaard suffer with some small injuries. But perhaps Emilie deserves a Fed Cup spot more? I think it's quite likely that she'll be nominated for the Team although I doubt she'll get the chance to play.

Emilie Francati's opponent in today's GP final is Anna Signe Rasmussen, who had a cakewalk to the final, while Emilie has faced much better opponents. But Anna has actually become quite good lately after she's started playing pro tournaments.

Their way to the final:

1R: (1)Anna Signe Rasmussen d. (wc)Pernille Guldmand Mikkelsen 60 60
2R: (1)Anna Signe Rasmussen d. Ella Hedeboe 60 61
QF: (1)Anna Signe Rasmussen d. (6)Malene Stripp 61 62
SF: (1)Anna Signe Rasmussen d. Elisabeth Nørgaard 60 60

1R: (4)Emilie Francati d. Simone Alipieva 64 63
2R: (4)Emilie Francati d. Alma Nødskov Rune 61 61
QF: (4)Emilie Francati d. (7) Ulrikke Høyer 61 64
SF: (4)Emilie Francati d. (2) Maria Jespersen 64 64
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