Re: 16 successive junior slams in a row won by different girls: WTA's future reflecti
I don't know why people always use the AER to justify most of these players not making any mark on the WTA.
The last top players to not be subjected to the AER were Hingis and Venus, and Venus barely played until she was 17 anyway. From Serena and Anna onwards, every player has been subject to the same restrictions, yet players such as the aforementioned, Kim, Justine, Maria, Ivanovic, Vaidisova, Golovin etc. have all excelled at young ages.
The reason for this is purely down to the fact that they are/were far better, talented and more capable players than the upcoming bunch. With better mentalities as well.