Malou Ejdesgaard

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Malou Ejdesgaard
Malou Ejdesgaard.jpg
Ejdesgaard at the WTA tournament in Charleston, South Carolina (2010)
Country (sports)  Denmark
Residence Copenhagen, Denmark
Born (1991-03-13) 13 March 1991 (age 26)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Turned pro 2010
Retired 2014
Plays Right–handed (two–handed backhand)
Prize money US$33,761
Singles
Career record 35–74
Career titles 0 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest ranking No. 717 (13 September 2010)
Doubles
Career record 91–86
Career titles 0 WTA, 7 ITF
Current ranking No. 252 (23 July 2012)
Last updated on: 27 November 2014.

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

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

Professional career[edit]

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

She received a wildcard to play at the 2008 e-Boks Odense Open, but lost to Jasmina Tinjić in round one.[6]

2010[edit]

In April 2010, Ejdesgaard lost in the first qualifying round of the 2010 MPS Group Championships to Arina Rodionova 6–3, 7–6(2).[7] She also failed to qualify for the 2010 Banka Koper Slovenia Open.[8]

She made her professional singles debut at the WTA Tour 2010 e-Boks Danish Open Event, losing to Tatjana Malek in the first round 6–0, 6–1.

She won four ITF $10,000 doubles titles in 2010.

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

2011[edit]

She received a wildcard to play at the WTA 2011 e-Boks Open, but lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands in round one.

Ejdesgaard has been most successful in doubles play on the ITF circuit, and has won a number of doubles titles, including two ITF events in 2011 at Alcobaça and Valladolid.

2012[edit]

For the fourth time, she got a wildcard for the e-Boks Danish Open, but was double-bagled 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]

2014[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

Ejdesgaard is a close friend of former World No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, her Danish teammate, with whom she also plays some WTA Tour doubles tournaments.[12] They tried to gain an entry to the 2012 Summer Olympics in doubles.[13] Ejdesgaard is currently coached by Kim Peter.[14] 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.[15] They lost in the first round and twice in the second round, respectively.

Career statistics[edit]

ITF Circuit Finals[edit]

Singles (0–1)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 2 July 2011 Melilla Hard (i) Spain 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 Hard (i) Sweden Anna Brazhnikova Norway Helene Auensen
Norway Ulrikke Eikeri
2–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner–up 2. 19 June 2009 Gausdal Hard Norway Helene Auensen France Victoria Larrière
Czech Republic Zuzana Linhová
6–3, 4–6, [0–10]
Runner–up 3. 9 August 2009 Savitaipale Clay Israel Ester Masuri Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča
Belarus Anna Orlik
6–4, 2–6, [6–10]
Runner–up 4. 11 September 2009 Rousse Clay Bulgaria Dia Evtimova Romania Ioana Ivan
Romania Simona-Iulia Matei
1–6, 4–6
Runner–up 5. 14 November 2009 Jersey Hard (i) Hungary Tímea Babos Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Netherlands Daniëlle Harmsen
5–7, 5–7
Runner–up 6. 20 May 2011 Durban Hard (i) Austria Nicole Rottmann United Kingdom Jennifer Allan
South Africa Surina De Beer
2–6, 6–4 [8–10]
Runner–up 7. 27 May 2011 Durban Hard (i) Austria Nicole Rottmann Czech Republic Kateřina Kramperová
Czech Republic Zuzana Linhová
3–6, 6–3 [8–10]
Runner–up 8. 1 July 2011 Melilla Hard (i) Australia Alenka Hubacek Kazakhstan Aselya Arginbayeva
Russia Tanya Samodelok
6–1, 3–6 [7–10]
Runner–up 9. 12 November 2011 Loughborough Hard (i) United Kingdom Amanda Elliott United Kingdom Tara Moore
United Kingdom Francesca Stephenson
6–3, 2–6, [3–10]
Winners 1. 17 January 2010 Le Gosier Hard France Alizé Lim United States Kayla Rizzolo
United States Katie Ruckert
6–1, 5–7, [10–3]
Winners 2. 20 March 2010 Bath Hard (i) Poland Katarzyna Piter United Kingdom Jade Curtis
United Kingdom Anna Fitzpatrick
6–3, 6–2
Winners 3. 25 June 2010 Gausdal Hard Czech Republic Zuzana Linhová Russia Karina Isayan
Russia Anastasia Mukhametova
6–2, 6–3
Winners 4. 3 September 2010 Istanbul Hard Kyrgyzstan Ksenia Palkina Belgium Gally De Wael
Austria Janina Toljan
6–4, 6–4
Winners 5. 25 June 2011 Alcobaça Hard Australia Alenka Hubacek Ecuador Mariana Correa
United States Danielle Mills
6–2, 7–5
Winners 6. 9 July 2011 Valladolid Hard France Victoria Larrière Argentina Vanesa Furlanetto
Argentina Aranza Salut
6–0, 6–3
Runner–up 10. 15 July 2012 Aschaffenburg Clay Hungary Réka-Luca Jani Argentina Florencia Molinero
Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt
3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winners 7. 28 September 2012 Madrid Clay Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova Argentina Tatiana Búa
Spain Ivonne Cavallé Reimers
5–7, 6–3, [10–3]
Runner–up 11. 22 April 2013 San Severo Clay Denmark Martine Ditlev Greece Despina Papamichail
Italy Giulia Sussarello
1–6, 4–6

Fed Cup Performances[edit]

Singles[edit]

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

Doubles[edit]

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

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