Bielik and Baltacha and others; bradhsaw, lucic etc.?
they both reached the 3rd round of their home grand slam last year, each as a wildcard. they showed some promising signs that they may compete with the top 15. where are they now? as much as i hate to say it they are both struggling at the challenger level. i want them to be top 15 players but i'm starting to lose hope. i know it is early in their careers but if you see someone performing at the level of the 3rd round in a grand slam, the round of 32, you expect that they can at least win challenger tournaments that are against players ranked in the 200's to 500's. even if they weren't playing well, if you have seen the player compete at the top 32 level you would thik they would at least be able to win a round in a wta event let alone in a challenger event. but this isn't happening and then i think back to bradshaw, 3rd round us open, the tops players said "with her serve she will be top 10 by next year" and she is ranked in the 300's and is still dropping. i guess the same sort of thing happened to lucic.
this thread is to cheer for the players that have once looked to be so promising but are now struggling.
i wish you all the best and hope to see you on t.v. once more.
Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.
also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.
Last edited by Gowza; Feb 14th, 2003 at 11:37 PM.