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Alexa Noel

I think she deserves a Thread. She is promising and had strong results lately !

Name: Alexa NOEL
Born: 2002
Birth place: Scottsdale, Arizona
Nationality: USA
Plays: Right Handed
Age Started Tennis: 6
Coach: Hana Mandlikova, Pro World Tennis Academy
Favourite Surface: Clay

https://www.itftennis.com/juniors/pl...erid=100301788
https://www.itftennis.com/procircuit...erid=100301788

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Re: Alexa Noel

Alexa just won the important junior tournament JA Milan !

(#1 Clara Tauson also was there and lost in R1.)

https://www.itftennis.com/juniors/to...tid=1100043858
https://www.tennisforum.com/17-junio...lexa-noel.html

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https://www.itftennis.com/news/305865.aspx

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“I don’t have a goal for the rest of the season,” said Noel, who is coached by four-time Grand Slam champion Hana Mandlikova – a winner at Milan and Roland Garros in 1978.

“I just want to do the best I can all summer, although I have proved to myself that I can do good things and I have a lot of confidence going into the rest of the season.

“I am going to train hard before Roland Garros with my coach and look forward to playing in Paris.”
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Sixth seed Noel’s victory march, meanwhile, saw her overpower France’s Mylene Halemai, Lauren Anzalotta Kynoch of Puerto Rico, Russian Elina Avanesyan, Germany’s Alexandra Vecic and Linda Fruhvirtova of Czech Republic before clashing with Nahimana in the final.

“Throughout the whole tournament I’ve been up and had the leads,” said Noel. “The final was the same, but when I was leading 4-1 I was thinking that I didn’t want something strange to happen. That’s why I called my coach down.

“My opponent came back anyway – these things happen. During that changeover, Hana [Mandlikova] just told me to relax. She asked me to hit the ball, especially when it was coming to my forehand. I was guiding it rather than accelerating through it.

“That’s how I’ve been winning matches, by slicing my backhands and hitting my forehands.”

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N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
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Re: Alexa Noel

The SF against Linda Fruhvirtova (1-6 6-4 6-4)


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N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
A. Kournikova T. Paszek K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova
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Re: Alexa Noel

Alexa reached the junior Wimbledon final without losing a set !

https://www.itftennis.com/juniors/to...tid=1100044607

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N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
A. Kournikova T. Paszek K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova
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http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/...m-advance.html

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Americans Noel, Navarro and Damm Advance to Wimbledon Junior Semifinals

For Martin Damm and Emma Navarro, reaching the semifinals of a junior slam is nothing new, with both earning wins today to equal what they accomplished at the French Open Junior Championships last month. But for 16-year-old Alexa Noel, her performance at this year's Wimbledon Junior Championships constitutes a breakthrough.

"It's great," said the 16-year-old from New Jersey. "I've played all the slams and hadn't got past the third round, so making the semis is amazing."

Noel has yet to lose a set this week, and in today's quarterfinals defeated unseeded Priska Nugroho of Indonesia 7-6(4), 6-2, making the most of her unconventional game.

"It's for sure different," Noel said. "You don't see as much slice, trying to come to the net. At least everyone that I play just tries to hit through the court, and I don't try to do that."

Noel understands that power does have its place, but she considers others adapting to her game style, rather than vice versa give her the upper hand.

"I know there are shots, of course, you step in and rip, but not a lot of people are used to my game, so it's an advantage for me," Noel said. "Me being able to change the pace, go a little faster if I need to, that's good for me, because it's my choice."

Noel says the biggest change in her game from last year, when she lost in the second round, is in her attitude.

"I think I'm a lot mentally stronger," said Noel, who is now training in Kansas City with David Span. "Obviously my game has improved, but I trust myself a lot more now. I just think I'm better at dealing with difficult situations--when it's close, when I'm nervous, when the score's tight, when the girl's playing well--I think I deal with it a little bit better."

Noel will face her first seed in Friday's semifinal, No. 4 Diane Parry of France, who beat compatriot Elsa Jacquemot 6-1, 6-4. Noel and Parry have split their previous two meetings, both on clay, with Parry winning at last year's Youth Olympic Games and Noel winning at the Grade 1 Yucatan Cup in 2017.

"Both were pretty close matches," said Noel, who feels an affinity with the game style of World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty. "I'm just going to try play my game and embrace that I'm in the semis of Wimbledon."

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N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
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http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/...-leads-to.html

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Noel's Impressive Performance Leads to Saturday's Girls Wimbledon Final Against Snigur

A repeat of of last week's ITF Grade 1 Roehampton final is on tap for Saturday's girls Wimbledon final, with unseeded Daria Snigur of Ukraine aiming for an even dozen wins in the past two weeks when she faces No. 10 seed Alexa Noel of the United States.

Both earned surprisingly routine victories in Friday's semifinals, with Noel beating No. 4 seed Diane Parry of France 6-2, 6-1 and Snigur eliminating top seed Emma Navarro 6-3, 6-0.

Noel and Parry's match was close for the first four games, but the American took control and experienced no dips in her level after that.

"I think I never let up," said the 16-year-old from New Jersey, who has yet to drop a set on the All England Lawn Tennis Club courts this week. "Once I got the break in that first set at 2-all, I realized what I needed to do and that gave me more confidence to keep hitting through the ball...certainly in the first four games it was close, she almost broke me in my first service game, but I just think I played very well. I played super well."

Although Parry and Noel had split their first two meetings, with Parry winning their most recent match at the Youth Olympic Games last October, Noel has shown her versatility this week, now in the Wimbledon final after claiming the Grade A title in Milan.

"From [Milan] I had a lot of confidence in myself and my game, so yeah it was pretty special. It's super cool that I'm able to adapt," said Noel, who is now at 14 in the ITF Junior rankings after peaking at 5 a year ago. "That's what you have to do to beat a good player. All the top players, everyone's able to adapt, everyone's good."

Unlike Noel, Snigur doesn't care for clay, and is not shy about proclaiming her love of grass.

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N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
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Re: Alexa Noel

Alexa lost the junior Wimbledon final 4-6 4-6 to Snigur


Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."


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N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
A. Kournikova T. Paszek K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova
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