Just for those who didn't know - up and coming junior Maria Sharapova received a wildcard into the main draw of the WTA Miami 2003 event by winning the inaugural Target Cup junior event there this year. Congrats Maria.
Let's hope by then she won't need it because she'll get direct entry!
Mirjana Lucic : Australian Open doubles champ and back in Top 100
Jelena Jankovic : US Open finalist 2008 and World No. 1
Jennifer Capriati : 3 Grand Slams, Olympic Gold and World No.1
[center]Rafael Nadal : 10 Grand Slams, Olympic Gold and World No.1 [/center]
She will definetely need it, cos in her age she cannot play many senior events. And those events she will play will be of the ITF level not WTA. I doubt that Masha will break even into the top300 at the end of the year. You, guys, are overoptimistic .
Maria, according to her coach Robert Lansdorp, will conentrate mainly on the junior grand slams this year. If Maria is ranked in the top 200 at this time next year, I will be pleased. Of course if she plays well in a few WTA tournaments, her ranking will rise faster than expected.