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Who was the last person to be ranked inside the top 30 at 16?

some people still dont believe that sharapova is a rare talent, but i was wondering when and who was the last person to be ranked inside the top 30 as a 16 year old?

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 2004, 01:26 AM
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How old was Venus in fall 1997?
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Or Serena post-Indian Wells 1999?
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Serena won her first slam at an amazing age at 17!!
Venus got to the Us Open at age 17(pretty sure).
Nancy C. was there, oh no, she wasn't.
Hingis of course was there.
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How old was Venus in fall 1997?
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Or Serena post-Indian Wells 1999?
Serena ended 1998 ranked #20 so she could have been in the top 30 at 16.
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Kournikova was Top 15 by June 1998.

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I think Serena got into the top 30 in 98 at the age of 16.
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Kournikova was Top 15 by June 1998.
Kournikova definitely had it going in 1998 and 1999.
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Kournikova definitely had it going in 1998 and 1999.
then the injuries took their toll.. plus the whole glam life.. bye bye rankings..
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Dokic was ranked 34 at 16....
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post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 2004, 03:15 AM
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Sharapova could wind up having a career like Serena, or Martina,or Anna K. They all excelled young. Yet one flamed out with no real (singles) success, one was tremendously successful, for short time, and one is theoretically stillactive, but we haven't seenher on court in six months.

Are ANY of those the model you want for Sharapova?

When she wins her fourth GS title, I'll believe she's a 'rare' talent. right now, she could wind wind up Margaret Court and she could wind up Alexandra Stevenson.

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right now, she could wind wind up Margaret Court and she could wind up Alexandra Stevenson.
Alexandra Stevenson never won and probably win a title. Sharapova has already won two,

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Alexandra Stevenson never won and probably win a title. Sharapova has already won two,
Stevenson is having problems winning a qualifying match so don't even put title in the same phrase
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Some people still don't believe that Sharapova is a rare talent
I want to believe it.

But in reality Masha still has a very long way to go, and a lot of on court results to prove it.


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