She has delivered one impressive result after another, at the latest with the tournament win for the seniors in Tunisia, but yet is juniorvinderen of the Australian Open, Clara Tauson, not been rewarded with points on the ’the adults ' world ranking’.
she began to do something at the night to Tuesday, when she won her first match at the biggest WTA tournament in Shenzhen, China, where there is 60,000 dollars in prize money, and to which she has been given a wildcard by virtue of its topstatus as a junior.
The 16-year-old dane beat in under an hour, the world's number 233, A Shou Lian from Taiwan with a convincing 6-1,6-2 and is now ready to meet one of its navnemæssigt biggest opponent, slovakken Jana Cepelova. It happens Thursday.
the World's former number 50 has previously beaten Serena Williams and been in the finals in Charleston but have since had some more difficult seasons, and today is the 25-year-old slovak ranked as the world number 232.
- It is a player who can be a little more, but to meet such an opponent is also something of it, Clara is out there to learn, says the team he will play in the French Tennis Federation, Jens Anker Andersen of Ekstra Bladet.
Clara Tauson also pitched Lian by juniorernes sæsonfinale last year, and she has not lost a season in years, where she now stands at 18 wins in a row (aside from the Fed Cup).
- It is an impressive good start of the Clara says Jens Anker Andersen, however, clearly will not exert an excessive pressure to succeed on her.
- It would be nice with some WTA points, but there is no stress. Clara is still inside a process, where we are both looking at results, points and development. She will also be home to train and become proficient in the periods, he says.
Clara Tauson has not lost a season in years, where it has only been for the defeat in the Fed Cup. Photo: Roger Parker
It is a bit of a puzzle to put a turningsplan in relation to the new rules, which should make the transition to seniortennis easier for topjuniorerne, so Jens Anker Andersen do not know right now, how Clara Tausons tournament schedule going to look like in the coming months.
- currently looking will on it a little from week to week. It also depends on her results and the number of WTA points. Maybe she will again play in a tournament with $ 15,000 in prize money to download ITF-points (which don't count for the WTA rankings but can provide easier access to WTA tournaments, red.). And then there are some junior grand slams, " he says.
K. B.'eren can with a good result in China itself make the process easier.
thus, There are 80 points for a tournament win, and should it succeed, it may push her well up in the Top 500. Interim, she has the victory earned eight of its kind with its victory in the night, and it promises her probably up in the Top 800.
15-year-old Holger Rune is also in Asia. Last week he reached the semifinals in a Grade 1 tournament in Thailand, and this week he plays a similar tournament in Malaysia.