I agree totally with you, have been trying to say the same on here. The juniors get it too easy, its crazy the money wasted on them.
I used to be involved with the Nationals, which was the top 8 in every age group in both boys and girls juniors and Tennis Australia would put up all these players in 5 star hotels, even the players that lived locally!
I think half the juniors just continue as they like 'the attention, high-life' and not because they ever think they are seriously good enough to make a career out of it. Only about 1% of top juniors end up going on to make a top 700 ranking.
Its such a waste, they would be better to spend this money helping juniors make the transition to senior ranks, so many of these so called top juniors play the senior circuit for 1 year then quit cos they cant afford it.
Players like Kellie Browne, Bree Calderwood, Amy Jensen, Maija Avotins, Donna Mcintyre, Holly McKee, Rebecca Pike, Jordanna Seymour, Kim Coventry, Lisa Mackey, Donna Calvert, Karen Butler, Jade Ooi (used to beat Szili), Laura Harkness, Hadas Zabusky, Kimberley Risson, Michelle Grobby, Jodi Richardson, I could name heaps more but you would say "Who are they" and these would be players like Sharni Rothacker who was number 1 nationally at one stage and went on to play Aust Open juniors etc before deciding not to go pro!.