Re: Evert American ITF-G4 [Singles Champ - Maria Shishkina]
I actually follow Kenin's career closely too and she's just sooo unlucky with her ITF draws
She's still one of the top girls from 1998 (not close to Shishkina tough as the result from here shows) but she's never reached an ITF SF as she's drawn the eventual in early rounds in half of the tournaments she's played so far
Kenin is just so small. She's going to have to spend a couple of years in the ITFs before she makes a splash. Unfortunately, size plays a big factor. I'm not saying you have to be 6 feet by no means. But she's just 4'8". Thats way to short to compete against top players. Its a shame she didn't have a strong growth spurt. She's a great player just too short.
I saw her Dad on tennis channel and he's short too.