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Old Jul 23rd, 2010, 07:39 PM   #1
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Blowing her Trumpet: Pippa Horn's Thread

Thread for 14 year old Pippa Horn, who has certainly not blown it in the last three weeks, winning two consecutive ITF junior events, first on the grey green dirt of the Athens of the North, then on the green green artificial grass of the Emerald Isle.

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Old Jul 23rd, 2010, 10:33 PM   #2
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Re: Cor Anglais: the Pippa Horn Thread

Pippa I believe she's playing another grade 5 event in Ireland next week. Hopefully she can ride this wave of success to another title.
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Old Jul 30th, 2010, 06:02 PM   #3
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Re: Cor Anglais: the Pippa Horn Thread

Pippa lost the Rushbrooke G5 final to a younger opponent. Perhaps she's tired. It'll be interesting to see how she does at the junior nationals.

I have to highlight her harmonious round 2 pairing: Basso Basset - Horn. While she was arguably outmatched in the musical instrument sense, the tennis was another matter with Pippa winning 1 and 0.
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Old Aug 11th, 2010, 11:35 AM   #4
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Re: Cor Anglais: the Pippa Horn Thread

Astonishingly, Pippa has reached the semis of the 18s at the junior nationals: http://www.lta.org.uk/Articles/AEGON...sday---110810/

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"I'm really happy, I probably played my best tennis yesterday. Today I just got the ball in. It's great, I've got nothing to lose here, there's no pressure. I didn't really expect to win my first round match so I'm just really pleased and i've got a lot of confidence now."
She shocked number 2 seed Lucy Brown in R1, the draw opened up for her, and she needed no second invitation. Likely to be Jess Ren in the semis so things may start getting a little tricky again. Is that Pippa in the yellow in the vid? I'm pretty sure Chloe Murphy has a SHBH, so I'm thinking she's the girl in red.

Here is an older vid that definitely has Pippa in it (amongst other things).

p.s. Yes it is Jess in the semi.

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Re: Cor Anglais: the Pippa Horn Thread

Well Pippa has continued her fantastic run with a 60 57 62 win over Jess Ren. She faces the older Ren, Jennifer, in the final. I'd say she's in with a great shot although the slight underdog.

I must say it's wierd seeing Jess Ren losing to a Brit born in 1995. I mean, she used to absolutely dominate all the girls her age, not only in Britain, but all over the world.
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Re: Cor Anglais: the Pippa Horn Thread

Occasional updates on the final here: http://www.lta.org.uk/Articles/AEGON...down---120810/

I have to say, I didn't share *hingis_forever*'s opinion that Pippa had a shot, I thought Jenny would win easily, but I was wrong: Pippa leads 6-3 2-3 as of the last update.

Here's yesterday's post match interview by the LTA: http://www.youtube.com/v/Y2tzY9NbfOM

Pippa doesn't seem to have quite the natural charm of a Laura or Eleanor, but it's what she does on court that matters, I guess!
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Pippa leads 6-3 2-3 as of the last update.
Pippa leads 6-3 4-6 3-2 at the 12.37pm update.
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Pippa won 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Congratulations, Pippa!
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Wow what a talent! I cant believe it
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Pippa doesn't seem to have quite the natural charm of a Laura or Eleanor, but it's what she does on court that matters, I guess!
Pippa came across pretty well in the interviews though, especially in the one after the final, and she will have plenty of opportunity of practice, but, as you say, the performance on court is much more important!
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Pippa came across pretty well in the interviews though, especially in the one after the final, and she will have plenty of opportunity of practice, but, as you say, the performance on court is much more important!
I can't imagine what I was thinking when I decided to share that opinion with the world. Apologies to Pippa.
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http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Spor...nior-Slams.htm
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She is currently ranked 366, but is confident she can improve following last week's success. I've still got the climb the rankings a bit. "My aim is to make it to Wimbledon but Australian Open qualifying could be a possibility. It depends how I do in the other tournaments."
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Re: Blowing her Trumpet: Pippa Horn's Thread

Wow, love the optimism, even if its slightly unrealistic Wimbledon juniors will be definite if she stays healthy since a WC has to be more or less guaranteed.

What is it about mums called Judy coaching their kids to success? I think thats the trick to Britain producing champions, just rename all tennis mums to Judy
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Old Nov 14th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #14
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Re: Blowing her Trumpet: Pippa Horn's Thread

Something by Katy Dunne from a few weeks ago which explains Pippa's absence at Osaka.
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First day of practice and were all gagging to have a run about after the journey. Half an hour in and disaster strikes....Pippa (my doubles partner) fell on a ball about 8 metres behind the baseline and couldn't get up as her ankle had swollen to the size of a tennis ball...so off to the hospital she went (she managed to find herself there the last three trips!!) Myself, Fran Stephenson and Lucy Brown finished our practice and went back to the hotel for a shower where we found Pippa on crutches with a cast on her leg...bang goes my doubles partner.
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Re: Blowing her Trumpet: Pippa Horn's Thread

From BBC Norfolk: Pippa Horn puts US Open on targets list
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