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Players which reach TOP100 at 15 (waiting for de Brito)

Since WTA rankings exist about 20 WTA players reach TOP100 already at 15:


TOP100 at 15 List:
Sesil Karatantcheva (35)* TOP50
Nicole Vaidisova (7)* TOP50
Martina Hingis (1) TOP10
Anna Kournikova (8) TOP50
Mirjana Lucic (32)* TOP50
Jennifer Capriati (1) TOP10
Iva Majoli (4) TOP50
Chanda Rubin (6) TOP60
Magdalena Maleeva (4) TOP50
Anke Huber (4) TOP30
Monica Seles (1) TOP10
Amy Frazier (13)
Arantxa Sanchez (1) TOP50
Natasha Zvereva (5)
Mary Joe Fernandez (4) TOP30
Gabriela Sabatini (3) TOP10
Steffi Graf (1) TOP15
Katerina Maleeva (6) TOP50
Stephanie Rehe (10) TOP50?
Kathy Rinaldi (6) TOP15
Carling Bassett-Seguso (8) TOP30
Andrea Jaeger (2) TOP10
Andrea Temesvari (7) ?
Kathleen Horvath (10) ?
Tracy Austin (1) TOP10


Next to watch - Michelle Larcher De Brito, since next week TOP170 player (she have about 6 months to reach TOP100 before 16).

I must confess that when i checked all this facts that i'm shocked that all this players (except Zvereva, Fraizer and Rubin) like 15 old girls actualy reach TOP50 (many of them even TOP10). Also, i'm surprised when notice that some girls which i thinking that belonge this list (Golovin, Sharapova, Clijsters, Pierce, Dokic, Conchita...) actualy not belong (all late about 50 days).

I probably miss some cases, so i will update this list (maybe with your help). Majority of this girls have realy impressive career, but both 2 cases from this century (Nicole and Sesil) is right now in deep problems (but both is still young).

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)

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Re: Players which reach TOP100 at 15 (waiting for de Brito)

Thanks for the stats

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Okay, thanks to you.
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Re: Players which reach TOP100 at 15 (waiting for de Brito)

18 of the 20 have ended up making the top 10, so that would bode very well for Michelle

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Re: Players which reach TOP100 at 15 (waiting for de Brito)

An interesting statistics. Shows how much harder today is to break at such an early age into the elite. The case of Vaidišová and, possibly, of de Brito seem to suggest that currently the greatest chance of doing it have products of the ballbashing school of Nick Bolletieri.

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18 of the 20 have ended up making the top 10, so that would bode very well for Michelle
She is not yet in Top 100, even less so in Top 50.

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Re: Players which reach TOP100 at 15 (waiting for de Brito)

No Ivanovic in one of your stats


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An interesting statistics. Shows how much harder today is to break at such an early age into the elite. The case of Vaidišová and, possibly, of de Brito seem to suggest that cuurently the greatest chance of doing it have products of the ballbashing school of Nick Bolletieri.



She is not yet in Top 100, even less so in Top 50.
Is she does of course. I actually think it'll be quite hard for her because she can't play that many more events between now and her sixtenth birthday.

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No Ivanovic in one of your stats
haha thats exactly what i was thinking.....

hrmm interesting.. very hard to do these days with the age restrictions i think....

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Is she does of course. I actually think it'll be quite hard for her because she can't play that many more events between now and her sixtenth birthday.
Yes, that's a good point. It's worth being reminded about the age restrictions.

It would be very useful if Cp6uja compiles another list showing those players who never reached Top 50 but at the age 15 reached say Top 150, and who now are, say, at least 17, or 18.

Call this the Unfulfilled Promise List.

That would provide some material for thought about how much one can divinate from very early success like reaching Top 150 at 15.

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Kathy Rinaldi ranked 33 at the end of 1981, when she was still 14 !!!!!!!!!!
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Kathy Rinaldi ranked 33 at the end of 1981, when she was still 14 !!!!!!!!!!
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De Brito has a lot to do with her mental problems, but she is totally capable of reaching the top 100 within the age of 15.

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Re: Players which reach TOP100 at 15 (waiting for de Brito)

thanks, very interesting. I'm surprised too. A while ago I did some (too large to upload here) statistics too and from the more recent top players, Kim is the youngest to enter the top 100: 16.0 + 3 weeks.

Ju Henin Tamaryn Hendler Yanina Wickmayer Kim Clijsters
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Does anybody now how many events Michelle is planning to attend until January 2009? It will be mostly depend on this number.
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