Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: Australian Money Tournament Circuit
Yep kudos to Pratty for channelling her own mental toughness into coaching - if it's true.
AUSBOY you should know by now that none of us here are going to get down on all fours and kiss your feet because you perceive that you are correct.
IMO Jess is the second most recent in a long line of players that have been completely screwed over by the AIS. Some others you can add to that list include Daniella Dominikovic and Monika Wejnert. It remains to be seen how beneficial the AIS has been for the likes of Rogowska, Peers and Holland.
Jess was going places back in 2008 - beating the likes of Simona Halep and Kai Chen Chang (both been ranked well inside top 100 on WTA in past 12 months) as well as Coco Vandeweghe at the '07 US Open Juniors (Vandeweghe is on verge of WTA top 100 now). Furthermore, she has beaten Jarmila Groth, Melanie Oudin (at US Open, the year before Oudin made the quarter finals), Arantxa Rus, Alicia Molik (at the '09 Wildcard Playoff), your beloved Sophie Ferguson and Patricia Mayr, all of whom have been ranked in the top 100 or close enough to it. It shows that she was going places and obviously something somewhere has gone wrong.
I just hope to God you weren't around her enough for your glum attitude to rub off!!
S.Williams M.Bartoli A.Barty