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Which player received a lot of hype before they started playing and didn't deliver???

There are a lot of players like Capriati and the Williams sisters who have proved themselves after being hyped by the media, but which players have failed to live up to the hype???

I can think of one - Ashely Harkelroad, she had some great results, but not enough and her career was way too short.
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This was probably the reason for their lack of results.

Players hardly control the hype around them. Most of the time it's the media

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Lina Krasnoroutskaya

She dominated as a junior, but couldn't get over the hump as a pro.

Alex Stevenson never really delivered either...


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Lina Krasnoroutskaya

She dominated as a junior, but couldn't get over the hump as a pro.

Alex Stevenson never really delivered either...


Not really fair, in either case. Lina has been in the Top Thirty, but hit by repeated injuries. And while admittedly inconsistent, Alexandra has been in the Top twenty and been a Wimbledon semi-finalist and defeated several top players, but again, her career has been blighted by injury. And also: were either really hyped before they started playing? I don't think so....
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Ashley was the first one that came up to my mind...Talk about hype....She enver ahd any weapons except her bod!

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I was thinking of making a thread like this just 20 minutes ago

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she was wimbledon semi-finalist and had two titles. she beat the likes of seles, pierce, coetzer and tauziat whilst they were all top 10.

she should have achieved more!

doubt she will come back now
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What's 'deliver'? Did nothing? Or didn't live up to the hype?

Kournikova obviously didn't live up to the hype. But making the top ten isn't
'nothing'.

Stevenson didn't live up to the hype. But making the top twenty isn't nothing either.

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Thanks for bringing that up Volcana. By "deliver" I mean live up to the hype or live up to expectations.
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Hype? There really was no hype around Alexandra Stevenson UNTIL she was a semifinalist at Wimbledon. She created the hype herself from her own results, (that along with the leaking of her birth certificate to the press). After the Wimbledon run, she had quite a few wins over top 20 players and maintained a decent top 30 ranking, became injured, then fell to the bottom of the WTA rankings. She then focused on her game and fitness, and in 2002 by the year end she placed herself in the top 20. She's scored wins against Dementieva, Coetzer, Myskina, Capriati, Dokic, Hantuchova, Zvonereva and more...

Alex's results created her hype. Honestly, beside hardcore American tennis fans, who before 1999 heard of Alexandra Stevenson?

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That's easy....Kournikova! She was so hyped and never delivered. Not even one title! To this day, she is still hyped...for her looks, definitely not for her tennis anymore.
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Does anyone know if Alexus Jones really exists? Or is her website a sham?
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