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Old Jun 10th, 2012, 09:37 AM   #241
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Re: Cecilie Melsted - a Danish junior

I've not been good at updating this thread in 2012. I've been too busy posting about all the other Danish juniors in the junior thread, so I've just posted Cecilie's results in that thread too instead of posting here.

Anyway, the thread deserves a little update! Cecilie has played 4 ITF junior tournaments since she came back from America in January 2012. She has reached 3 semifinals and one quarterfinal. Pretty good, and very consistent, but perhaps we still lack a really special performance from her (reaching a final, and perhaps winning a title).

Cecilie got her Fed Cup debut in April, playing 2. single against Latvia's Liga Dekmeijere. Cecilie lost 2-6 3-6. She also played a doubles match with Malou Ejdesgaard against Latvia (lost 1-6 1-6).

She was a semifinalist at the Danish Indoor Championship, March 2012. Unfortunately she lost a close match against Mai Grage 3-6 6-7(8). Melsted won the doubles title with Mai Grage.

Melsted won the Danish Indoor U18 Championship, April 2012, defeating Malene Stripp 6-2 7-5 in the final. Cecilie was runner up in the doubles final.

Schedule:
18 Jun - 23 Jun 2012, ITF Odense 2012, DEN, G4
25 Jun - 30 Jun 2012, Dancook Junior Cup, DEN, ITF G5

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U18 Indoor Championship podium, April 2012: Malene Stripp (silver), Cecilie Melsted (gold), Anna Signe Rasmussen & Sofia Helgstrand (bronze). From tennis.dk



Cecilie Melsted (DEN) cheering at Fed Cup in Egypt 2012 (from tennis.dk)



The Danish Fed Cup Team. Front row from left: Melsted, Noe, Ditlev, Barbat, Grage. Back row from left: Jeppe (masseur), Mortensen (captain), Rosengren (elite coach), Ejdesgaard



At Fed Cup. From left: Ditlev, Grage, Melsted, Barbat, Ejdesgaard, Noe.
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Old Jun 11th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #242
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Re: Cecilie Melsted - a Danish junior

I agree that the ITF performance has been quite consistent but maybe a bit disappointing considering the promissing results she showed a couple of years ago. Her ranking has more or less been stable around 250 for the last two years. Some of the other girls have been catching up lately and maybe the internal Danish competition can help her reach the next step. She should have the potential to reach top-100
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Re: Cecilie Melsted - a Danish junior

Cecilie skips the Odense ITF this week. She was seeded #1 but is not in the draw (available at ITF). I don't know why.

Here is a cute photo of Cecilie and Norwegian player Hedda Ødegaard (left):



The photo is from Cecilie's twitter:
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Had a great time in Copenhagen with hedda!!
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Re: Cecilie Melsted - a Danish junior

Not much playing activity from Cecilie lately. Is she injured?
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Re: Cecilie Melsted - a Danish junior

I don't know but I suspect that is the case. She hasn't play Odense or Århus ITF, and she's not playing the Danish GP tournament Kronborg Open next week - a tournament she would normally play (being a finalist a year ago). There's also a Junior Championship coming up (MD beginning 9th of July) but entry lists are not out yet.

Meanwhile, her ITF ranking has dropped to #276. Julie Noe is not far off at #307.

On a positive note: Cecilie has been selected for the individual European U18 Championships late July, so let's hope she's all right by then.
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Re: Cecilie Melsted - a Danish junior

A new blog update from Cecilie (Danish):

http://www.tennissporten.dk/pages/po...errlm-4701.php

Brief summary: An abdomen injury has bothered her since Fed Cup, and her form is not the best yet. She was still able to win two Danish Championship titles last week, and was a runner up in mixed. Next tournament is European U18 Championships.

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Re: Cecilie Melsted - a Danish junior

I posted Cecilie's scores from the Junior Championship finals in the Danish junior thread a few das ago but I might just as well post them here:

Danish Junior Championships, outdoors, U18:

Single
(1) Cecilie Melsted def. (2) Malene Stripp 6-4 6-0

Doubles
(1) Cecilie Melsted/Sofia Helgstrand d. (2) Malene Stripp/Frederikke Søchkel 6-1 7-6(9)

Mixed
(2) Malene Stripp/Jonathan Hannestad d. (1) Cecilie Melsted/Andreas Moltke-Leth 6-7(4) 7-5 [10-4]

Melsted now has 20 Danish Junior Championship titles (singles, doubles, and mixed), if I'm not mistaken!

The U18 singles podium (from tennis.dk):

From Left: Malene Stripp, Cecilie Melsted, Emilie Elsvad, Sofia Helgstrand

There are some 1000 photos from the Championships at the championship facebook site (not always tagged).

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