Malou Ejdesgaard

Malou Ejdesgaard (born 13 March 1991) is a retired Danish tennis player.

Malou Ejdesgaard
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Ejdesgaard at the WTA Charleston, 2010
Country (sports) Denmark
ResidenceCopenhagen
Born (1991-03-13) 13 March 1991 (age 30)
Copenhagen
Turned pro2010
Retired2014
PlaysRight (two–handed backhand)
Prize money$33,761
Singles
Career record35–74
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 717 (13 September 2010)
Doubles
Career record91–86
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 252 (23 July 2012)
Team competitions
Fed Cup3–8

She was a member of the Denmark Fed Cup team from 2010[1] until just before her retirement in 2014.[2][3]

Professional careerEdit

Ejdesgaard made her WTA Tour debut playing the qualifications for the 2007 Nordea Nordic Light Open, but lost to domestic player Aleksandra Srdinović 4–6, 4–6.[4] In 2008, in the qualifications for the China Open, she lost to Zhang Shuai 1–6, 2–6 in the first round.[5]

She received a wild card to play at the 2008 e-Boks Odense Open and lost to Jasmina Tinjić in round one.[6]

2010Edit

In April 2010, Ejdesgaard lost in the first qualifying round of the MPS Group Championships to Arina Rodionova 3–6, 6–7.[7] She also failed to qualify for the Banka Koper Slovenia Open.[8]

She made her professional singles debut at the WTA Tour event e-Boks Danish Open, losing to Tatjana Malek in the first round 0–6, 1–6.

She won four ITF $10,000 doubles titles in 2010. She suffered a season-ending knee injury in September, but made a full recovery and returned to playing tennis on the ITF circuit in May 2011.

2011Edit

Ejdesgaard received a wild card to play at the e-Boks Open once again, but lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands in round one.

She was most successful in doubles play on the ITF circuit and won a number of doubles titles, including the events at Alcobaça and Valladolid.

2012Edit

For the fourth time, she got a wild card for the Danish Open, but was double-bageled by Alizé Cornet in the first round.[9]

She reached the doubles final of the ITF event in Aschaffenburg with Réka Luca Jani, losing to Florencia Molinero and Stephanie Vogt.[10]

2014Edit

On 11 May, Ejdesgaard announced her retirement from the tour,[11] saying she'd only play national and club games.

Personal lifeEdit

Ejdesgaard is a close friend of former world No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, her Danish teammate, with whom she also plays some WTA doubles tournaments.[12] They tried to gain an entry to the 2012 Summer Olympics in doubles.[13] Ejdesgaard has played with Wozniacki in five tournaments – in 2008 at Odense, in 2010 at Ponte Vedra Beach, Charleston & Copenhagen, and in 2011 at Copenhagen.[14] They lost in the first round and twice in the second round, respectively.

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (0–1)Edit

$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 2 July 2011 Melilla, Spain Hard (i)   Rocio de la Torre-Sanchez 0–6, 1–6

Doubles (7–11)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 2 November 2008 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Anna Brazhnikova   Helene Auensen
  Ulrikke Eikeri
2–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up 2. 19 June 2009 Gausdal, Norway Hard   Helene Auensen   Victoria Larrière
  Zuzana Linhová
6–3, 4–6, [0–10]
Runner-up 3. 9 August 2009 Savitaipale, Finland Clay   Ester Masuri   Diāna Marcinkēviča
  Anna Orlik
6–4, 2–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 4. 11 September 2009 Rousse, Bulgaria Clay   Dia Evtimova   Ioana Ivan
  Simona-Iulia Matei
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 14 November 2009 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Tímea Babos   Kiki Bertens
  Daniëlle Harmsen
5–7, 5–7
Winner 1. 17 January 2010 Le Gosier, France (Guadeloupe) Hard   Alizé Lim   Kayla Rizzolo
  Katie Ruckert
6–1, 5–7, [10–3]
Winner 2. 20 March 2010 Bath, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Katarzyna Piter   Jade Curtis
  Anna Fitzpatrick
6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 25 June 2010 Gausdal, Norway Hard   Zuzana Linhová   Karina Isayan
  Anastasia Mukhametova
6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 3 September 2010 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Ksenia Palkina   Gally De Wael
  Janina Toljan
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 20 May 2011 Durban, South Africa Hard (i)   Nicole Rottmann   Jennifer Allan
  Surina De Beer
2–6, 6–4 [8–10]
Runner-up 7. 27 May 2011 Durban, South Africa Hard (i)   Nicole Rottmann   Kateřina Kramperová
  Zuzana Linhová
3–6, 6–3 [8–10]
Winner 5. 25 June 2011 Alcobaça, Portugal Hard   Alenka Hubacek   Mariana Correa
  Danielle Mills
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 8. 1 July 2011 Melilla, Spain Hard (i)   Alenka Hubacek   Aselya Arginbayeva
  Tanya Samodelok
6–1, 3–6 [7–10]
Winner 6. 9 July 2011 Valladolid, Spain Hard   Victoria Larrière   Vanesa Furlanetto
  Aranza Salut
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 12 November 2011 Loughborough, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Amanda Elliott   Tara Moore
  Francesca Stephenson
6–3, 2–6, [3–10]
Runner-up 10. 15 July 2012 Aschaffenburg, Germany Clay   Réka Luca Jani   Florencia Molinero
  Stephanie Vogt
3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 7. 28 September 2012 Madrid, Spain Clay   Aleksandrina Naydenova   Tatiana Búa
  Ivonne Cavallé Reimers
5–7, 6–3, [10–3]
Runner-up 11. 22 April 2013 San Severo, Italy Clay   Martine Ditlev   Despina Papamichail
  Giulia Sussarello
1–6, 4–6

Fed Cup performancesEdit

SinglesEdit

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W/L Result
2010 Europe/Africa Zone SF 6 February 2010   Israel Hard (i)   Julia Glushko Loss 6–4, 0–1 ret.

DoublesEdit

Edition Round Date Against Surface Partner Opponents W/L Result
2010 Europe/Africa Zone RR 4 February   Hungary Hard (i)   Karina-Ildor Jacobsgaard   Réka Luca Jani
  Zsófia Susányi
Win 3–6, 6–3, 6–1
5 February   Latvia   Karina-Ildor Jacobsgaard   Līga Dekmeijere
  Irina Kuzmina
Loss 7–5, 4–6, 2–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Malou Ejdesgaard at the Fed Cup
  2. ^ Malou Ejdesgaard [@LouEjdesgaard] (7 February 2014). "Playing against Norway today ! #FedCup" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ http://www.fedcup.com/en/draws-results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=100021433
  4. ^ International Tennis Federation: Women's Singles – Qualifying Draw (Knock out) for the 2007 Nordea Nordic Light Open
  5. ^ International Tennis Federation: Women's Singles – Qualifying Draw (Knock out) for the 2008 China Open
  6. ^ 'Tinjic easily gets past Ejdesgaard'
  7. ^ International Tennis Federation: Women's Singles – Qualifying Draw (Knock out) for the 2010 MPS Group Championships
  8. ^ International Tennis Federation: Women's Singles – Qualifying Draw (Knock out) for the 2010 Banka Koper Slovenia Open
  9. ^ 'Cornet crushes Ejdesgaard in WTA Copenhagen'
  10. ^ 'Molinero-Vogt win ITF Aschaffenburg doubles'
  11. ^ Malou Ejdesgaard [@LouEjdesgaard] (11 May 2014). "I have decided to end my pro tennis career and I will only be playing club matches a national tournaments from now on..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Official Website of Caroline Wozniacki:Caroline’s Blog: Hello from Ponte Vidra, Florida Archived 22 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine (6 April 2010)
  13. ^ Official Website of Caroline Wozniacki: Caroline To Play Doubles in 2012 Olympics in London Archived 22 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine (9 March 2010)
  14. ^ WTA Tour: Copenhagen Gallery (8 August 2010)

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