Re: The curse of being a junior Wimbledon champion
junior slam champions who won ANY "real" slam afterwards since 1990:
ao: roddick - azarenka
rg: no men - hingis x2, mauresmo, henin
wimbledon: federer - hingis, mauresmo
uso: roddick - davenport, azarenka
Wimbledon is, therefore, far from unique, and the girls slams seem to be more indicative of future success than the boys. i guess it just shows that being a good junior is nice and everything, and you certainly stand much more chance of success on the tour than if you're a mediocre junior, but it doesn't mean very much in the long run. so many great junior players have totally failed in seniors, or at best had "solid", "decent" careers like zahlavova strycova, flipkens, possibly erakovic, etc.
(btw, i wouldn't quite call dushevina, flipkens, bondarenko or wozniacki "no-hopers". widjaja nearly made the top 50 as well, and salerni's career was ruined by injury. and its hard to write off the winners post-2007 as no-hopers.)
Come on the Bhoys!
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