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Question Michelle De Brito Is done

She just lost to a Rank 900 American girl in a 25K
She will probaly stay at this level
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Re: Michelle De Brito Is done

This is beyond sad. Michelle
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She's going to retire before she even started.
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Good.

Tour will be quieter.
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Re: Michelle De Brito Is done

Has anyone ever done a study about the chances of a junior WTA champion reaching the top in the WTA?

It would be interesting to see what factors correlate the best with future success.

Unfortunately for Michelle, one of those factors would be height. At only 5' 5", she is close to the cutoff where reaching the top 10 is nearly impossible.

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Has anyone ever done a study about the chances of a junior WTA champion reaching the top in the WTA?

It would be interesting to see what factors correlate the best with future success.

Unfortunately for Michelle, one of those factors would be height. At only 5' 5", she is close to the cutoff where reaching the top 10 is nearly impossible.
There's this Belgian chick named Justine.....

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He said nearly impossible... Justine is the exception


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kimiko date krumm reached no. 4 in the world at a height of 5'4"

cibulkova, 5'3", has reached no. 12.

zheng jie, 5'4.5", has reached no. 15.

there's probably a lot more short players that have reached top 10 or come close to it
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Her serve is a big liability But even so, I think she will be fine. Going through a bad slump though.
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Michelle who?

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Yeah.... not a good loss.

She's still young, but I think her 15 minutes of fame are about up.

I no longer expect her to make the top 20 some day.
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kimiko date krumm reached no. 4 in the world at a height of 5'4"

cibulkova, 5'3", has reached no. 12.

zheng jie, 5'4.5", has reached no. 15.

there's probably a lot more short players that have reached top 10 or come close to it
Kimiko didn't do it in this era.

I've looked it up before- just about every player in the top 50 is 5' 5" or over.

5' 4" seems to be the limit. If you are this short then your chances of reaching the top are essentially zero. 5' 5" or 6" have significantly decreased chances also.

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She's not old, she can still grow into maria height
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She's not old, she can still grow into maria height
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Re: Michelle De Brito Is done

who told her to play on clay? Why is she still being coached by her father? Just about everything on her 'career' up until now wasnt smartly planned. Lets see if she does better on hard the 2 next weeks
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