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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2006, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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What player will parent a top player?

What player will parent a top player?

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2006, 05:38 AM
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You mean like Steffi Graf and Agassi?
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You mean like Steffi Graf and Agassi?
Those two definitely Unless their kids decide that they don't want to play tennis... I don't think Steffi and Andre would FORCE their kids to play.

Kim Clijsters's baby would be Awesomely good at it with all the physical attributes (height from father, mom's legs).

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Venus. I mean those genes. If her children aren't tennis stars.. they will definitely be great at track!
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none. it's rare that a sports star's child is ever as good as the parent.
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Those two definitely Unless their kids decide that they don't want to play tennis... I don't think Steffi and Andre would FORCE their kids to play.

Kim Clijsters's baby would be Awesomely good at it with all the physical attributes (height from father, mom's legs).
Actually I don't think it's a given that the Graf-Agassi kids will be good athletes or players. Talent like theirs is quite rare, and I'm not convinced that it is indeed passed from one generation to the next.

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With the amount of money that those Graf-Agassi kids will inherit, I doubt they'll have as much drive to aim for the top as their parents.

It'll probably be someone lower profile like Melanie Molitor was.
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none. it's rare that a sports star's child is ever as good as the parent.
2 exceptions were in baseball, where (even without the juice) Barry Bonds would have accomplished more than his late father Bobby (himself a big star) and Ken Griffey, Jr. outshone his Dad, a good player.

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I reckon Karatantcheva's kid will be pretty good. If it's a girl they can play doubles together
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I think players like Sharapova, Williams sisters would rather have their children doing other things beside sport whereas a mediocre player who never won a slam (who still won one or two minor titles) would press their own dreams on their children.
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I reckon Karatantcheva's kid will be pretty good. If it's a girl they can play doubles together
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Lindsay and Jon Leach will have amazing,beautiful and top tennis players as kids

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