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Look out Serena. New Tennis Star is Right Around the corner

http://www.nbcmiami.com/sports/golf_...ing.html?yhp=1

(Again, I hate to link out of this website, but the article contains a clip of the young lady playing tennis. I don't know how to post it. My apologies).

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How many of those prodigies have actually made it to the top of tennis?

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HA, that's great, check her out! HAve to try and remember the name to see if she makes it

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How many of those prodigies have actually made it to the top of tennis?
You beat me at it.
And, also, I don't really realize (plus the video doesn't show that much) but is she really doing something "prodigious" ?
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Wow its looking very good. But then again if it was more common to practise that much at the tender age of four, I dont think I would be that impressed. Like I mean there would probably be lots playing like her.

I read some of the comments on that site and I think it's so interesting. Like when is it too much? I mean I think its great for parents to, when they see a talent in their children, to do anything to help them get better/succeed, but I can totally understand how it can be hard to know, as a parent, how to deal with it. Especially since people today tend to look badly at the people who seem to "push" their kids, even when the kid is in her/his early teens.

Blah this post got weird.. But I hope you get what I saying.

It's going to be interested to see if she makes it - same with the 284792 other prodigies.
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Wow its looking very good. But then again if it was more common to practise that much at the tender age of four, I dont think I would be that impressed. Like I mean there would probably be lots playing like her.

I read some of the comments on that site and I think it's so interesting. Like when is it too much? I mean I think its great for parents to, when they see a talent in their children, to do anything to help them get better/succeed, but I can totally understand how it can be hard to know, as a parent, how to deal with it. Especially since people today tend to look badly at the people who seem to "push" their kids, even when the kid is in her/his early teens.

Blah this post got weird.. But I hope you get what I saying.

It's going to be interested to see if she makes it - same with the 284792 other prodigies.
Your post isn't weird at all and you're pointing out a crucial question.
I believe there's no way someone becomes a successful professional tennis player (and many other sport disciplines, and also a skilled musician or dancer) without the parents pushing (yet it doesn't guarantee success).
It's all about knowing "how" to push: the art of pushing without letting the kid feel that s/he's "forced".
Another question is "When to push?" (ie. at what age?).
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I love her name.

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Your post isn't weird at all and you're pointing out a crucial question.
I believe there's no way someone becomes a successful professional tennis player (and many other sport disciplines, and also a skilled musician or dancer) without the parents pushing (yet it doesn't guarantee success).
It's all about knowing "how" to push: the art of pushing without letting the kid feel that s/he's "forced".
Another question is "When to push?" (ie. at what age?).
Exactly.

But yeah those questions are very tough to answer.
Ugh, I feel like I have so much to say about this, but I cant seem to write it down.
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Hingis entered her first tournament at the same age.

I think the father is a frustrated tennis pro.
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i'll be curious to see if she and jan silva make it.

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Quick! Teach her a one-handed backhand before it's too late!

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i didn't know 4 year-olds could talk
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Her forehand looks like a liability and the follow through on her backhand is suspect. She also sweats more than Kleybanova. I think I could take her.
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Awww how cute! Looks like a future star

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