Re: The Irina Falconi Cheer Squad
Agreed. However, what is the point? What are the criterion for American women to turn pro? All the women you mentioned have the results. Who can predict injury? Do you not turn pro just because you might get injured?
The ones who chose to go to college continure to get behind from a tennis perspective. However, there is much to be said about the personal and mental growth in college.
Also, the USTA does not financially and "coachingly" help these women as they do the men. That is the X factor in my opinion.