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Hi everyone!

this thread is about the french promising player Elsa Jacquemot born on 03/05/2003 in Lyon

Elsa is ranked 12 in the junior ranking right now and 793 on the pro tour

she has a very good progression and overall tennis but the most positive about her is her maturity which makes me think she could become a very good pro player in the future:yeah:

this year she had a Q wild card at Roland Garros and she beat top 300 Basak Eraydin 6-3 6-1, she lost in the next match vs German top 200 Antonia Lottner 6-7 2-6 but she showed great things there

She didn't play much on the pro tour this year deciding to focus on junior --> she reached two QF (RG and Wimbledon)

Hopefully she'll get better and better and improve step by step to the very best:)

She has an official website here, a website created when she was younger :) : Elsa Jacquemot - Joueuse de Tennis Pro en devenir

Elsa Jacquemot at Roland Garros this year :)


 

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just checked Elsa Jacquemot official website and I saw she has very nice pictures with tennis players (past and present)

she's so cute:D

With Caro Garcia

With Legend Bjorn Borg

with former top10 player Sandrine Testud (2017)


with Amélie too:x
 

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good news guys, Elsa will play the junior YEC in Chengdu as world n°11 and the youngest to play this year

Here an intv posted on its.com:)



France’s Elsa Jacquemot will enter the 2019 ITF World Tennis Tour Junior Finals as the youngest player in the girls’ draw, but after a year of youthful upstarts stealing the limelight that is unlikely to faze her.
This season has witnessed the remarkable rise of Bianca Andreescu, for instance, who at the age of 19 became the youngest Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova in 2006 when she captured the women’s singles title at the US Open last month.
Cori Gauff, a member of the USA team that defeated Jacquemot’s France at the 2017 ITF World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, is also something of a poster girl for precocious talent shocking the more established player after reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon. Not since Jennifer Capriati has someone younger than the 15-year-old achieved such a feat.
Denmark’s Clara Tauson was in Jacquemot’s position 12 months ago and finished the tournament in third place so the blueprint is there. After all, the Lyon-born teenager has made impressive strides this term.
The 16-year-old reached the quarter-finals of two Junior Grand Slams, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, where she lost to eventual champion Leylah Annie Fernandez and compatriot and fellow Chengdu qualifier Diane Parry respectively.
“It has been a season full of new experiences and so much progress, and a campaign which has shown me that great things can be achieved with will and determination,” Jacquemot, whose standout moment arrived while a wild card entrant to qualifying for the Roland Garros main draw, told itftennis.com.
“My best memory was my victory against Turkey’s Basak Eraydin, who is ranked within the Top 400, in the first qualifying round in Paris.”

That was as far as her qualification journey in the French capital went as she ran into Germany’s Antonia Lottner, although it provided Jacquemot with a taste of Grand Slam life at elite level.
It probably also hinted at how her game needs to evolve if she is to reach the heights attained by some of the players she is pictured with on her website, one of whom is Caroline Garcia.
However, defeating someone of Garcia’s stature in a Grand Slam showdown would not have been on Anna Blinkova’s radar when she was crowned 2016 ITF Junior Finals girl’s champion, but in May, just three years later, that became reality at Roland Garros.

As Blinkova does, Jacquemot appreciates the value of the ITF Junior Finals as a mechanism in her development. She said: “I’m very excited to meet with and go up against the year’s best junior players. It is great reward for the work I have done this season.”
Jacquemot is part of a four-pronged French contingent at this year’s finals alongside Parry, Harold Mayot and Valentin Royer, which builds on the strong representation of Le Tricolore in Chengdu last year, when Clara Burel and Hugo Gaston participated.
Burel conquered all before her at the Sichuan International Tennis Centre to be crowned 2018 girls’ champion, while Gaston was no shrinking violet and finished fourth in the boys’ division. Jacquemot is hopeful of a similar output.
“Nothing is impossible and I would be very proud to win for my country,” added junior world No. 11 Jacquemot, who competed for France at last month's Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals in Orlando.
“I have spoken with Clara and Hugo and the ITF Junior Finals seems to be a great tournament. Playing in Chengdu is the outcome of my season and I’m very excited.”

Read more at https://www.itftennis.com/news/313158.aspx#dycOstk8Wc0xa6ke.99
 

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Elsa is in Chengdu SF!:D:clap2::yeah:

after losing in 3 sets vs Daria Snigur (UKR) in Day1, she destroyed both Bartone and Selekhmeteva to qualify for SF

she's the youngest player of this competition and arrived in Asia very late, but managed to adapt to the conditions very quickly:D

in SF she'll face Diane Parry, someone she knows well as they both train in CNE winch is the National Training Center, and they already played at Wimbledon QF

Good luck to Elsa, the english commentators were praising her having so much control and composure

You can see her match vs Selekhmeteva there, from 2:55 :)

 

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Elsa couldn't take the win over Diane (lost 3-6 3-6) but she finished 3rd and won bronze medal as the youngest player

in the match counting for the 3rd place she beat Hurricane Tyra Black (USA) 6-0 6-3 who is 2 years older:yeah:

hopefully next year she'll win a slam and become n°1 and start focusing on the Pro Tour... step by step.;)

Here some screen picswith Elsa, Diane Parry(winner) and Daria Snigur:smile2:




 

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Elsa got a Qualie WC to play 25K at Saint Etienne

she won her 2 Qualie matchs and reach MD:yeah:

Q1: Elsa Jacquemot def (15)Mallaurie Noel 6-3 ret.
Q2: Elsa Jacquemot def Irys Ekani 6-2 6-3
 

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Elsa def Laura Ioana Paar (#228) in R1 6-1 6-2:)

Paar who just made a finale in 25K Petange (Luxembourg)

next will be seed n°8 Jacqueline Adina Christian (ROU) who made some noise during the clay court season

Allez Elsa!
 

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Time will tell.

But yes Elsa is very promising.
 

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Elsa def Jacqueline Adina Christian 5-7 6-4 6-4!:clap2:

this is huge win over a player ranked 205, her best win so far.

Elsa fought for 2h53 mn here, great fighter:yeah:

First QF in a very packed tournament with players ranked so high, Gracheva (1) is ranked 105

another tougher challenge next: Tamara Korpatsch ranked 113 and have lost a set to Tessah Andrianjafitrimo today

Allez Elsa!
 

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during her match vs Christian (facebook tournament page)

 

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Elsa tried but at the end she was "short" losing 0 and 4. Still a great experience that shows what she has to work on during the off season

-->stamina, power to be able to improve and beat better players
 
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