Mirjana Lucic - what went wrong with her career?
Out of curiosity, I checked her profile @ WTA site and I'm so impressed with her beginnings:
1997 - Unranked and a WC qualifier, won first WTA Tour event she played, Bol; upset No. 10 Coetzer in SF; became fifth youngest player to win a title at age 15 years, 1 month and 25 days (Austin, Rinaldi, Jaeger and Capriati were younger); reached final of second career event on WTA Tour at Strasbourg; before even having a ranking and as a qualifier, d. seeds Wiesner (world No. 19) and Tauziat (world No. 22) en route to final, where she fell to Graf 62 75; following final, Graf said of Lucic, 'I was not nearly as good as she is at 15.'; in Fed Cup, led Croatia to a 4-1 win over Austria with wins over Wiesner and Schett and won the doubles match
1998 - Playing in first WTA Tour doubles event, became youngest player in history to win a title at Australian Open, capturing the doubles title at age 15 years, 10 months and 21 days; entered as a WC team with first-time partner Hingis, d. the No. 1, 2, 8 and 9 seeds and came back from down 0-3 in the third set in the final; the title was Lucic's first Grand Slam crown, and she became the first player to win both the first singles and first doubles events she played on the WTA Tour (first singles event was 1997 Bol); playing in second Tour doubles event at Tokyo [Pan Pacific], won second title with Hingis after playing through qualifying to reach the main draw; at 1998 Bol, became the youngest player ever to defend a title on the WTA Tour at age 16 years, 1 month and 24 days, picking up second career singles title; ousted top seed Kruger in the SF and No. 5 seed Morariu in final; also teamed with Kruger to reach doubles final; reached first Tier I SF on Tour at Italian Open, including a win over world No. 6 and defending champion Pierce; fell in SF to world No. 1 Hingis, ending an 11-match winning streak; reached mixed doubles final at Wimbledon; in Fed Cup, won both singles matches in Croatia's win over Japan in the 1r
1999 - As world No. 134, reached SF at Wimbledon with wins over No. 4 seed Seles (career-best win) and No. 8 seed Tauziat (came back from down 3-5 in third set) before falling to No. 2 seed Graf in 3s; lowest-ranked player to reach a Grand Slam SF since the start of computer rankings in 1975; ranking jumped 87 spots to No. 47 following Wimbledon; ousted No. 13 seed Schnyder en route to a 3r finish at Canadian Open, falling in 3s to No. 9-ranked Coetzer; upset No. 17 seed Van Roost to reach 3r at Miami
It looked like she would had a bright future ahead of her. But what happened? Only injuries?
Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza
2015 Doubles titles: 9 -
Brisbane, Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, Wimbledon, US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing