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grmbl
Apr 14th, 2005, 05:57 PM
When she started with tennis, she was only 13 years old! That's amazing!

kabuki
Apr 14th, 2005, 05:59 PM
More like hard worker, tough competitor.

manu
Apr 14th, 2005, 06:05 PM
Well that is VERY exceptional :eek:

To become a professional tennis player, it's best to master all techniques before puberty starts, so before the age of 11-13! I even started playing tennis earlier than Shinobu ;) Must say this is pretty impressive!

Jakeev
Apr 14th, 2005, 06:26 PM
More like hard worker, tough competitor.

Exactly, but it's that hard work that is producing the results. Asagoe to me is a more consistent and aggressive version of Anna Smashnova or Tatiana Panova.

She is not that tall or powerful, but she seems willing to take it to her opponent which probably frustrates the heck out of a lot of women out there.

She could be very dangerous in Europe this year.

jonny84
Apr 14th, 2005, 06:34 PM
Asagoe is definitley having one good year so far - i just hope she caps it off with some titles. :dance: :tennis: :bounce:

Mattographer
Apr 15th, 2005, 12:49 AM
Clarissa Fernandez started tennis when she was 14 and made semifinals at French Open few years ago.

Lleyton Hewitt also started tennis at 12 and has won tons of titles included Grand Slam titles.

SzavayFi
Apr 15th, 2005, 12:52 AM
David Nalbandian started "serious" playing when he was 15. Before that he owuld just go hit with his dad like once or twice a month just for the heck of it.

ceiling_fan
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:06 AM
Clarissa Fernandez started tennis when she was 14 and made semifinals at French Open few years ago.

Lleyton Hewitt also started tennis at 12 and has won tons of titles included Grand Slam titles.

lleyton started playing tennis at 12...r u sure? because to me that ssounds impossible! They also showed a video of him and alicia when they were 12-13 years old and they were both in the "elite-next-crop-of-world-champions-squad" :confused:

Fantastic
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:03 PM
Lleyton Hewitt started playing tennis and Aussie Rules football at about age 6. He (or rather, his mother) chose tennis over Aussie Rules football when he was around 10 or so.

Eleni Daniilidou was a late starter but her story is different. She was encouraged to take up tennis when she was 11. A talent scout saw her playing basketball (she had her heart set on becoming a basketball player) one day but thought her more suited to tennis instead. By age 19, she was playing the pro's.

brunof
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:08 PM
Exactly, but it's that hard work that is producing the results. Asagoe to me is a more consistent and aggressive version of Anna Smashnova or Tatiana Panova.

She is not that tall or powerful, but she seems willing to take it to her opponent which probably frustrates the heck out of a lot of women out there.

She could be very dangerous in Europe this year.

:D

It should be interesting to see if Shinobu can continue her current form, and remain a top 25 fixture. I'm not sure she has the game to stick with the bigger hitters in the top 20, but getting there is definately a great achievement. She is now the 3rd highest ranked player to not own a title I believe, so hopefully that will change here in the very near future! Of my favorites listed below she and Dally are probably the most consistent...with Jennifer out, Myskina at 8-8 and hurt, Jeon winless this year. :sad: :rolleyes:

Shonami Slam
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:56 PM
the question is what she did prior to that.
in the biathlon world (and SORRY evryone who hates it, just read on, i have a point!) there is a fantastic russian biathlete named kruglov.
he started learning the skills required in the sport only when he was 14 and a half, and yet he is one of the biggest starts today.
so how did he do it? he competed in table-tennis since the age of 5.
so sometimes, things look on paper much better than in real life.
there is nothing to take away from her, but some research may find that she was a sportive person from a younger age, and the transmition was only later on when she was 13 years of age.
at any cost, lovely to see her blooming like this, she's adorable as well, smiles and waved always enjoys playing. a rare player nowadays that accepts wins and losses with grace and honour.

Shonami Slam
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:59 PM
Exactly, but it's that hard work that is producing the results. Asagoe to me is a more consistent and aggressive version of Anna Smashnova or Tatiana Panova.

She is not that tall or powerful, but she seems willing to take it to her opponent which probably frustrates the heck out of a lot of women out there.

She could be very dangerous in Europe this year.

it don't get any better than anna smashnova in the OMG HOW DOES SHE WIN?! department.
she's tiny, she hits really weak and yet she was #15 and she has 9 (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) titles.
in the meanwhile as far as we can see - smashnova is the best of the three you named, and yet i LOVE anna and tatiana alot, and i don't see the resemblence in shinobu's game, so it may just be a bad example that you gave, and it may be that i didn't see it before - i'll check her out again.

QuicKyMonSter
Apr 15th, 2005, 06:39 PM
didn't Rafter start with 14??