First off, tennis is not that popular among the young ones here compared to billiards, judo, golf and boxing. So it doesn't have the attention for government support.
Second is financial reasons. If you don't have money, you can't travel and join tournaments which means you can't accumulate points. For instance, I can only afford playing in some tournies in SE Asia but after that season, I'm back to my home country for another tennis hibernation. For the meanwhile, the other players can travel to Europe immediately and then gain more and more points.
Actually there are a lot of very good junior players. I am friends with a lot of them and watching them play is sometimes like witnessing a treasure chest waiting to be discovered.
I think Fernandez decided to stop tennis to pursure her law ambitions in abroad.She was pretty good though.
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