Neutral tennis fans like me are simply shell-shocked by the hype around a young player called Ana Ivanovic.
She is #50 in the WTA rankings and has never beaten a top 20 opponent until now, IIRC (maybe she will beat Kuzzy today?). She is already 17 years and 4 months old however.
Tracy Austin won her first slam with 16.
Andrea Jaeger was #6 with 15.
Steffi Graf was #3 with 16.
Sabatini broke into the top 10 with 15.
Seles won her first slam with 16 and was #1 when she was Ana's age.
Sharapova won Wimbledon at that age.
Hingis had 3 slams under her belt and was #1.
Zvereva, Martinez, Manuela Maleeva, Anke Huber, ASV, Venus W. were top 10 already.
JenCap was 14 when she broke top 10.
Rinaldi, Bassett and MJ Fernandez were top 20 with 15.
What is this with Ivanovic?