Unknown Players who missed their one shot......
against a top player in a big stage but couldnt convert but after the tough loss they were never heard from again yet you thought for all they world this player would really go on to make noise on tour....
Yulia Beygelzimer vs (7)Jennifer Capriati 2004 Roland Garros 1rd 2-6,6-4,4-6....really had her chances in that final set and JCap was becoming very frustrated with the crowd and her play. Yulia was playing very well and aggresively and i thought forsure she would easily crack top 100 and win tour matches yet her highest rank was only 110 and she never won a slam match. Has STRUGGLED on challenger tour since.
Noami Cavaday vs (9)Martina Hingis 2007 Wimbledon 1rd 7-6(1),5-7,0-6....she was playing confidently and affectively and surely seemed to be competent enough to crack top 150/100 but has barely done anything on tour since and her highest rank has been around 170
Evgenia Linetskaya vs (2) Maria Sharapova 2005 Roland Garros 1rd 7-6(3),2-6,4-6....really out of no where this girl burst onto tour with a very strong start to 2005 and Roland Garros seemed to be poised to be her announcment/breakthrough to the main stage,but she lost that tight match and won just TWO tour matches since that! By 2006 she began playing a limited shcedule and has since disapeared. Defintely had the potential to do big things.
Melanie Schnell vs (12) Mary Pierce 1996 Roland Garros 1rd 5-7,2-6 and (8) Lindsay Davenport 1996 Wimbledon 4-6,1-6 1rd....i remember her coming out banging and more importantly NOT afraid against both players(back in a time when the tour lacked depth and really was a low ranked player confident that they could hang with the big girls),she had literally hit some of the biggest serves on tour that year,had big groundies and i even remember Martina Navratilova calling the Lindsay match and being impressed by this girl and expecting a big future for her......she had just made a tour F(Budapest) weeks prior and cracked the top 100. Unfortunately for her after the Wimbledon match she played a grand total of 18 events before she ended her career in 2000. Another really weird instance
Evgeniya Rodina vs (1) Maria Sharapova 2008 Roland Garros 1-6,6-3,6-8....cant really say this girl had much potential but she hasnt done much since so this tight and winnable loss which would have done for her career,sticks out
Any other examples??
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