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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 2003, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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The end of an era: The last teenager in the top ten

In june, we'll see the end of an era. Kim Clijsters, the last teenager in the top ten will turn 20. And there's no one knocking on the door. OTOH, the elite of the tour is quite young. Here are the ages of the top sixteen ranked players in the world.

21 Williams
19 Clijsters
22 Williams
20 Henin
27 Davenport
27 Capriati
23 Mauresmo
27 Rubin
20 Hantuchova (in two days, 04-23-83)
21 Mykina
20 Dokic
43 Seles
21 Dementieva
28 Maleeva
20 Daniilidou
20 Bovina

11 of these 16 players are between 19 and 23. That's the heart of the tour, post-2005. Interesting distribution of ages. Big cluster of players at 20 and 21.

1 - 19
5 - 20
3 - 21
1 - 22 (+ Hingis)
1 - 23

0 - 24
0 - 25
0 - 26
3 - 27
2 - 28+

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43 Seles
21 Dementieva
28 Maleeva
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Didn't you used to cease being a "teenager" at 21? And isn't it 18 these days?

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43 Seles
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Edit and extra edit: you beat me to it AKfan...as did Hurley.

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Have you added your age to Monica`s ??

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Monica is 43 years old?
It's possible, just see the 46-year-old Martina Navratilova!

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I can't even respond intelligently to the initial post because I'm laughing over Monica being 43!

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I miss those days, the start of the careers of Hingis, Venus, Serena, Anna...

And Wimbledon 99....Dokic, Lucic and Stevenson. No-one noticed Kim going to the quarters

It's weird, when you look at it, they are still young, but they have been around for ages, they seem to be older!

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volcana, i wonder if this fact will motivate clijsters to win the french open.
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I miss those days, the start of the careers of Hingis, Venus, Serena, Anna...

And Wimbledon 99....Dokic, Lucic and Stevenson. No-one noticed Kim going to the quarters

It's weird, when you look at it, they are still young, but they have been around for ages, they seem to be older!
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volcana, i wonder if this fact will motivate clijsters to win the french open.
'The last teenager to win the French'

Nice line on a bio. Who's the current 'last teenager'? Monica?

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What about Iva?


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hehe @ Monica's age

Also Eleni Daniilidou is only 20 years old...
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Hawk - Oops. Calling the correction squad right now.

Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
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