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Ash Barty : most exciting junior prospect???

Must say Ive been watching Women's tennis since about 1980, and I have had a certain feeling when I first saw Steffi start playing, Monica, Serena etc..... and I sort of have the same feeling when Ive been watching Barty play, her Wimbledon junior title and the playoffs.

Her forehand is like Henin, her backhand a carbon copy of Davenport and her concentration is Evert like..... Ill pencil her in the top ten before shes 18 or just after.

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Re: Ash Barty : most exciting junior prospect???

No way, Anett Kontaveit is a better prospect. With 3 title wins and winning the recent Orange Bowl, she's one of the favourites for Aus Open 2012
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No way, Anett Kontaveit is a better prospect. With 3 title wins and winning the recent Orange Bowl, she's one of the favourites for Aus Open 2012
Had a quick look on youtube, don't look that impressive at all, looked a little slow. In any case a wimbledon junior title is better than orange bowl.

The thing I like about Barty is she keeps her error rate down and her concentration and poise and court craft..... very rare for normal tour player, let alone a junior!
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she' has a very good game and seems already very mature

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Re: Ash Barty : most exciting junior prospect???

I think there's no point to talk about juniors. Who EVER predicted that Kvitova will be such a good players when she was a teenager. So people, plz just shut up, wait and see what the future will be like.
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Re: Ash Barty : most exciting junior prospect???

As good as her game is, I wouldn't really call Barty an "exciting" player.

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Had a quick look on youtube, don't look that impressive at all, looked a little slow. In any case a wimbledon junior title is better than orange bowl.

The thing I like about Barty is she keeps her error rate down and her concentration and poise and court craft..... very rare for normal tour player, let alone a junior!
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Did you see anetts highlights vs azarenka?

Looks more impressive doesnt she.
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As good as her game is, I wouldn't really call Barty an "exciting" player.
Well shes Australian that makes it exciting for us if she does well ...... well she has a lot of variety, sliced backhand, double handed backhand, loops the ball or drives it, good lob, good angled short balls....... I find her exciting to watch from what Ive seen...
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Well shes Australian that makes it exciting for us if she does well ...... well she has a lot of variety, sliced backhand, double handed backhand, loops the ball or drives it, good lob, good angled short balls....... I find her exciting to watch from what Ive seen...
I watched the whole match against khromacheva, also very mentally strong
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I watched the whole match against khromacheva, also very mentally strong
Yes I watched the whole match too, very impressive..... shes only lacking a bit of size, strength and service power at this stage to trouble the better senior players, but that will come.

Kontaveit looks like she hits a heavy ball...she may do well only time will tell.... U weren't serious saying she was a shot at the AO title? or did you mean Junior Title?
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Yes I watched the whole match too, very impressive..... shes only lacking a bit of size, strength and service power at this stage to trouble the better senior players, but that will come.

Kontaveit looks like she hits a heavy ball...she may do well only time will tell.... U weren't serious saying she was a shot at the AO title? or did you mean Junior Title?
I meant junior. But given that she has probably the most agressive game of the juniors (madison keys is no longer junior) I think she will translate onto the seniors circuit better than others. And she has won 3 titles and the matches she lost at 25ks were against in form players (lost 36 63 63 to sadikovic after she had just won a 50k in canada). I think top 100 by the end of 2013 if she plays her tournaments well (she is only 15)
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Re: Ash Barty : most exciting junior prospect???

Judging by that youtube clip, Khromacheva looks more talented and "exciting" than Barty (who's only weapon seems to be her consistency).

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Re: Ash Barty : most exciting junior prospect???

What I like about her is that she's very, very composed. But still it's too early to tell I think.
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Judging by that youtube clip, Khromacheva looks more talented and "exciting" than Barty (who's only weapon seems to be her consistency).
That's what I was thinking

And Barty plays more like Stosur if anything.

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i prefer khromacheva =D

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