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The future of this girl and American Tennis looks crazily bright...:EEK: OMFG....

http://www.alexusjones.com

And she's only 6 years old...omg...this girl is going to be good...hopefully she won't let the pressure get to her!
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" 'The Samurai used a sword. The Tennis Samurai uses a racquet. There is no difference.' D Jones"

hahahha yea except the sword is a tad sharper than the racquet! that's the lesson for today young grasshopper!
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And she's only 6 years old...omg...this girl is going to be good...hopefully she won't let the pressure get to her!
I've gotta say, I think that's a little wrong. It really seems like they are pushing this girl awfully hard at such a young age.

But I guess that's what you have to do. With the exception of Venus, Serena, and maybe 1 or 2 others in the top 100, most people are professional tennis players because they don't know any other life. If they knew most kids their age went to the movies with their friends, went shopping, went to parties, had boyfriends/girlfriends...they'd probably want to do that as well. And once they do realize it, they usually become very bitter and resentful and it's the end of their career. Look at Majoli and Barabanschikova. Once they realized what other people were doing, they wanted to do it as well...all the friggin time. Ditto with Capriati (although she eventually got it together.)

But I guess if the kid enjoys it...all the best to her
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Back in the mid-1980's, a woman named Samantha Stevenson wrote a series of articles in "World Tennis" magazine about her daughter Alexandra when she was around 6 years old and how Samantha was grooming her to become the next big thing in tennis....need I say more?
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I don't think this Alexandra girl had a 70 mph serve at 6 and was ranked no. 1 in USTA juniors
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The "Anna Kournikova move over" quote at the end is probably the most disturbing thing I've read all day. She's SIX!
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... and she'll end up hating tennis when she's 14. The end.
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Don't gymnysts start this early and this seriously.
Poor girl, lol.
But she could be something big, that is if she doesn't burn out.
And serving at 70 mph at 6 years old, that already beat Martina Hingis' fastest serve.
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I could beat her! I'm a 34 year old man! Then again...I dunno! She might move me around too much, but I could lob her to the back of the fence I guess.
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These people are disturbed. That cash cow, I mean little girl, won't make it past juniors without being burned out to a crisp.

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... and she'll end up hating tennis when she's 14. The end.
Exactly. We have a kid on my block named Marc Powers that's ranked #1 in the 14-and-unders in New England and is top 50 in that age group nationally. His father kinda stays out of the picture tennis wise, but his mother is sooo fuckin pushy. He plays 5 or 6 days a week for two-three hours, runs for an hour, is on a diet etc etc. He's played 20 tournaments in the last year, so he's basically playing a professional schedule.

I think I've maybe seen him have one sleepover. That's it. Never been to a party, his one girlfriend was another top level tennis player (and that was like 3 years ago lol, and it lasted for a month tops). He doesn't really have any friends, ended up changing to a private school...

And there's NO WAY he'll make it professionally. Look at how many people win Junior Wimby/US Open etc and totally FLOP in the pros. Like not even cracking the top 1000. He can play top level D1 tennis, but nothing more. He won't even be good enough to get an ATP ranking unless he screws the system and plays challengers in 3rd world countries.
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When I saw the name Alexus I knew she was black...Good name for her cause she is pretty but some girls name Alexus looks more like aBuick...


Seriously...you thaught that maybe she likes it...Some kids are born with the genes you know...

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A 6-year-old doesn't realize if she likes tennis, or not...

Of course, there's exceptions like Tiger Woods who dedicated their entire life to their sport, and succeeded... but I'd say that's a rarity.

I find it disturbing that the USTA even ranks girls this young...
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Another tennis bum dad seeking sponserships for his baby instead of getting a real job and paying for her lessons.

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