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Time for Lauren to get her own cheering thread :)

So, this year has been a great year for Lauren. While I would say 2009 was her "breakout" year, this year she has really established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the juniors, and a player with some definite pro potential.

She just turned 17 not too long ago and is ranked just outside the top 400 in the pros (she hasn't played very many pro tournaments this year though. It's my understanding that those will be the focus next year).

Her highlights this year include:

GB1 Easter Bowl RU, GA Trofeo Bonfiglio RU, 10k Williamsburg W, 25k Bayamon W, G1 Yucatan Cup W, G1 Eddie Herr W.

She reached a career high junior ranking of 10 this week, and with her performance at the Orange Bowl (she will play the final tomorrow) she will move up even farther. Good luck in the final tomorrow Lauren!

Also she has been invited to play in the Australian Open WC playoff. There are some tough players there, so it will be really interesting to see how she does. Good luck!!
 

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Nice to see a thread for Lauren :D

She is doing so well :yeah:

She has now won 17 junior matches in a row (dropping just 1 set) :worship:
Tomorrow she in the final of GA Orange Bowl against Grace Min.
In the last couple of weeks she had defeated (4) Khromacheva 2x, (13) Putintseva 1x, (3) Puig 2x, (1) Gavrilova 1x

Also she won her last 11 matches in seniors as well :)
Winning a 10k title in Williamsburg as well as a 25 title in Bayamon. She had some nice wins over Tomljanovic, Stephens, Irigoyen and Keys.

GL in the final tomorrow against Grace :cheer:
 

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Good idea! GL to Lauren in tomorows final :bounce: I wish we could see it on livestream :p
This is a tad off topic, but I have no idea why the USTA doesn't have The Tennis Channel broadcast at least the finals to tournaments as big as the orange bowl. :shrug: It's better than a lot of the other crap they play :tape:
 

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This is a tad off topic, but I have no idea why the USTA doesn't have The Tennis Channel broadcast at least the finals to tournaments as big as the orange bowl. :shrug: It's better than a lot of the other crap they play :tape:
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I totally agree :D. It would also get fans aware of and interested in players from the begining of their careers. I think it's a good idea for the USTA (and tennis in general) to start building a players fanbase as early as possible. :bounce:

Btw, if i see another repeat of some random ATP red clay court tourney from earlier in the season i'm going to explode :explode: :p.
 

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Lauren wins the Orange Bowl :woohoo:

She def Grace Min in the final 6-3 6-7 6-1 :) Grace saved a couple of MP in the 2nd set TB. Nice to see her winning that 3rd set easily after missing those MP.

That makes it 24 straight wins (18 in juniors and 6 in seniors) :worship:

GL in the Australian WC playoff :cheer:
 

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Lauren :woohoo: AMAZING end to the season!

The field for the Australian Open Wild Card Playoff is TOUGH but I think Lauren will be going in with a lot of confidence and the feeling like she has nothing to lose. I kind of want her to win it...
 

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Lauren :woohoo: AMAZING end to the season!

The field for the Australian Open Wild Card Playoff is TOUGH but I think Lauren will be going in with a lot of confidence and the feeling like she has nothing to lose. I kind of want her to win it...
:cheer2: :rocker2:
 

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In the midst of all of the congraulatory posts, someone posted this on Lauren's FB wall...

Barry Paul Mezey: Hey Lauren,

I wanted to come by and say thanks for the add and say congrats on todays win at Orange Bowl. You are truly an amazing person, tennis player and athlete. I'm friends and work with Gabe & Greg formerly of IMG and your coach Federicco Ricci. Federicco told me you are def going to college to play tennis so I also, wanted to say congrats on the scholarship. Lets keep in touch Lauren ok. I'm the owner/ presid
What? :scratch: Probably nothing, but it still caught my eye :lol:
 

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In the midst of all of the congraulatory posts, someone posted this on Lauren's FB wall...



What? :scratch: Probably nothing, but it still caught my eye :lol:
I saw this too! I congratulated her as well... you probably saw my post :lol:

The guy didn't type in very "natural-sounding" English. And I've never heard of the management company he posted. Could just be a spammer.
 

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I saw this too! I congratulated her as well... you probably saw my post :lol:

The guy didn't type in very "natural-sounding" English. And I've never heard of the management company he posted. Could just be a spammer.
:lol Weird! I probably did see your post! And yea, it did seem odd, the only reason I thought it was interesting was because of the Fredricco part.
 

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Congrats Lauren! :bounce:

Its actually 29 wins in a row though ;)
She lost in the semi final of Pan American Closed ITF Championships after her 10k title in Williamsburg.
It's still pretty amazing :cool:

Definitely will be heading to the AO WC play offs with some confidence :p
 

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Article on the ITF site:

http://www.itftennis.com/juniors/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=22076

In the girls’ event, superlative Lauren Davis of the USA continued and incredible three-week winning streak on the ITF Junior Circuit, as she won her 18th match in 21 days. 17-year-old eighth seed Davis, a winner both at the Yucatan Cup and at the Eddie Herr tournaments, had to fight hard to beat fellow country-woman, unseeded Grace Min, before becoming the 30th American player to win the Dunlop Orange Bowl girls’ singles title since 1947.

The talented Davis started strongly, winning the first set 63, but then suffered an apparent drop in energy levels as she appeared to tire up under pressure from Min. However, Davis battled to a tie-break before she suffered an attack of nerves saw Davis dropp two match-points as she looked to clinch the title in straight sets. Min seized her opportunity to draw level in the match. In the decisive set, Davis recovered her composure and self-confidence as she worked her way into a commanding position. Davis sealed the match, and maintained her incredible recent unbeaten run, with a 63 67 61 victory.

“I wanted to take this Orange Bowl title so badly – said Davis - I was very nervous going into the match, but I usually benefit from my nerves. I played Grace last week in Eddie Herr so I knew what to expect. She has both a solid forehand and backhand and is very consistent. I played pretty well the first set, trying to take control of the points and doing a good job for the most part. In the second set, my energy level dropped a ton. I had two match points in the tiebreak and ended up losing them. Grace stepped it up and I was also a little tight. After the second, I was discouraged. I went to the bathroom to wash my face off and to calm my mind down a bit. I was tired, but I wanted to win and I wasn't going to let my fatigue get in the way of me winning this title”.
 
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