A thread for the various young kids that have showed some promise in the recent past and hold high hopes for the future (yeah OK, we've been saying that for over 15 years
Anyway, talk about any of them you like! Obviously the 18 and unders...led by Sam Stosur who is top 200, all the way down to 14 year Olivia Lukaszewciz who has just recently gotten a ranking in the 800's.
Which of the girls do you think has the most promise?
Lots of them to choose from...Casey Dellacqua, Adriana Szili, Gaby Baker, Lauren Cheung, Tiffany Welford, Olivia Lukaszewicz, Sophie Ferguson, Daniela Dominikovic, Lara Picone, Natalie Tanevska, Darya Ivanov, Dubravka Cupac....etc etc (I've probably forgotten a few, typical!)
Yeah I know Szili is playing like me at the moment, but I still say give her time...anyway, *hopefully* most of these girls can do something. A lot of them have little experience so it's going to be a waiting game, but that's half the fun
Dissecting their game and criticising their mistakes
Out of those I mentioned, Casey is on her way as we speak, closing in on the top 300. Out of the younger ones I was really impressed with Daniela's game (minus the stupid errors) and think she'll end up doing better than both Olivia and Sophie, players she grew up with in juniors...most will struggle in today's power dominated game, but I can see a few of them making some inroads down the track...
Anyway, keep this thread going and we'll discuss the kids of Oz tennis