Well, I'm 24, but these teenagers probably have been watching tennis for a much longer time than I did. I'm only watching since RG last year
I know who Anke Huber is though. The only other German who won Stuttgart
Wow that's pretty short
but never too early to start -- to be honest I've been hearing tennis since probably the early 2000's or something but it never really took my mind... when I discovered Maria I was 17 and she really captivated me because of you know why.
Then I became a fan of Nicole because I thought she would have been the next Maria, sadly (I miss her so much
), Maria then got hurt in 2008 and I wasn't watching or planning to watch any tennis when I discovered Victoria, then Sabine and in RG 2009 I literally had a crush on Sorana the 3rd love of my life.
And finally Julia.
Ah, yes, I forget you are from Germany so it's true that many of you must have started watching since from the cradle.
Julia herself had said in an ITW that she had started watching Stuttgart since baby.
I can't really speak of before and I might sound biased but I think tennis right now is interesting in a different manner. Personally I just love the sport more than any other, I've been in women's tennis for like 5 years now and I just don't see myself completely stop following the game.
That said in the new crop of girls 93, 94, I've seen nobody other than Kristina Mladenovic and Coco Vandeweghe for who I could become passionate about but we'll see.