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Re: Your Top 5 Youngsters to Watch in 2013

These are 5 young players I like and I'll be watching in 2013:

Zhang Yuxuan
Donna Vekic
Zheng SaiSai
Margarita Gasparyan
Annika Beck

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Vaidisova was 53 days away from her 14th birthday at the beginning of Acapulco 2004, so if the stats are right I think she beats both Graf and Capriati in the age stakes.

Although, Capriati's run as a 13 year old in Boca Raton looks truly unbelievable looking back at it today, with a final and wins over two top 10 players.
Vaidisova was born in 1989 so in early 2004, she was 14 going on 15. Her listing in that ranking looks out of place because the AER changed in the 90s. She was one of the youngest to win a title though, I think.
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Also Yuxuan Zhang

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weird that none mention the best ranking junior player on pro from 1997 who is 592 already... podoroska from argentina

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Vaidisova was 53 days away from her 14th birthday at the beginning of Acapulco 2004, so if the stats are right I think she beats both Graf and Capriati in the age stakes.
She was almost 15.

Age eligibility rules were in place back then, meaning that younger than 14 years olds were already banned from playing any pro events.
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Other players that I know won matches at 14 as well as Keys:

Seles
Kournikova
Karatantcheva
Kutuzova
Kleybanova was 14y and 8m when she won a main-draw match in Indian Wells in 2004 (d. Tosic 26 60 75).

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Re: Your Top 5 Youngsters to Watch in 2013

I was impressed by Madison when I saw her on stream at US Open qualies.
I think she should do well next season.
I expect Donna to enter top 100 at the start of year and then it will be interesting if she can consolidate on her ranking.

All these girls are very young still and things can go very wrong for either of them so any kind of predictions can turn out to be wrong.
It's nice to see so many young players do well and I wish they all could have success in 2013 to spice up the tour!
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Re: Your Top 5 Youngsters to Watch in 2013

Laura Robson, by far.
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Re: Your Top 5 Youngsters to Watch in 2013

Vekic, Bouchard and Beck are my top 3.
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The 12-year-old Destanee Aiava of Australia



She may lack experience, but she's brimming with self-confidence:

''I want to become No. 1 in the world and be the best player. I think I have a good chance of achieving that,'' she says. ''I'm a pretty aggressive player, I have good footwork, I have a lot of strengths. I like to come up to the net sometimes and mix up the play.''

I stumbled upon her, because she is coached by former Czech Wimbledon junior champ Andrea Strnadová, who married Jason Stoltenberg.
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I think Svitolina has more potential than Bouchard Otherwise a great list
obviously OP does not rate her at all, some of the players he included instead of her are just a joke

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She was almost 15.

Age eligibility rules were in place back then, meaning that younger than 14 years olds were already banned from playing any pro events.
Sorry, my poor maths there.

Funny seeing MLDB's name amongst all of the players...

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Re: Your Top 5 Youngsters to Watch in 2013

Katerina SINIAKOVA Is another player I watch out for she doing good on Juniors, Belinda BENCIC is another player I like too see more of in the future.

S. Williams (21) ♦ V. Williams (7) ♦ Vika (2) ♦ Kvitová (2) ♦ Kerber (1) ♦ Ivanovic (1) ♦
C. Wozniacki ♦ A. Radwanska ♦ S. Halep ♦ G. Muguruza ♦ B. Bencic ♦ S. Stephens ♦ M. Keys ♦ Domi Cibulkova ♦ G. Bouchard ♦ L. Robson ♦ N. Osaka ♦ J. Ostapenko ♦ A. Konjuh ♦ D. Vekic ♦ M. Puig ♦ V. Duval ♦ T. Townsend ♦ L. Chirico ♦ F. Abanda ♦ T. Andrianjafitrimo ♦ F. Stollár ♦ S. Samir
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Re: Your Top 5 Youngsters to Watch in 2013

Haven't seen Sara Sorribes Tormo's name thrown out there. 16 year old Spaniard who could Rise up the ranks with a smart schedule.
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Katerina SINIAKOVA Is another player I watch out for
I agree. But I wouldn't complain if her Slovak doubles partner Petra Uberalova broke through as well. She has certain assets...

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