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Jodie
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:24 PM
Awesome!!

Well done Michelle!! :worship: :worship:

jamatthews
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:25 PM
Good work Michelle...;)

Cat's Pajamas
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:25 PM
OMG Meghann :help: Losing to a 14 year-old is a new low, even for you! :speakles: :help:


Michelle! :eek: :yeah: I knew you had loads of talent but I never expected this! Congrats :hug:

Vaidisova
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:25 PM
Wow huge congrats to her! She kept her nerve and to take it in a TB no less!

Meg :help:

Ballbasher
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:25 PM
Wow congrats! :eek:

John.
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:26 PM
Wow. Awesome result. Well done Michelle

Meghann :tape:

Lola´s_Theme
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:26 PM
Wow a new super girl :angel:

Frode
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:26 PM
Amazing.
Daniela is next!

I wonder who was the last 14 year old who won a match at a Tier 1?

disco_rage
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:26 PM
Well played Michelle...

...BUT Meghann??? WTF is going on?? How can you play a third-set tiebreak against a 14-year-old so badly, you were 0-6 down that is just awful!

Get it together... PLEASE!

Sylvester
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:26 PM
She Did It!!! She Did It!!!! She Did It!!!!!

:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::w oohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woo hoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::wooho o::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

FORZA SARITA
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:26 PM
:woohoo:

LefandePatty
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:27 PM
:bolt:.

Congrats !

Viktymise
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:27 PM
:eek: but she's not the 1st 14 year old to ever do it :p

Dann
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:27 PM
wow brawo Michelle

jimbo mack
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:27 PM
wow, a future porteguese star?

estoril organizers must be desperate to try and snap her up at their tourney lol

Ravsieg
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:27 PM
Ory friggin shiz! Ory friggin shiz! Ory friggin shiz!

The Guilty
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:27 PM
Yesssssssssssssssssssssss! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

First portuguese ever to win a match in a tier I. I guess this is just the first of many records for Michelle! :woohoo: :worship: :D :)

Congrats girl!!!! :banana: :) :kiss:

Good luck against Daniela! You have nothing to lose, just do your best :)

watchdogfish
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:28 PM
:speakles:

Viktymise
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:28 PM
Amazing.
Daniela is next!

I wonder who was the last 14 year old who won a match at a Tier 1?

Karantancheva IW 04 ;) made the 3rd round before losing to Sharapova

jamatthews
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:28 PM
Amazing.
Daniela is next!

I wonder who was the last 14 year old who won a match at a Tier 1?

Sesil won 2 matches at Indian Wells

volta
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:28 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Michelle :banana: :hug:

MatchpointPRT
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:28 PM
6-0 in the tiebreak, was the only way to make me calm, but when Meghan did 6-3 i started to be nervous again. I´m really happy.:worship: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Louis Cyphre
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:29 PM
Michelle :eek: :worship: :worship: :worship:


Amazing.
Daniela is next!

I wonder who was the last 14 year old who won a match at a Tier 1?

Sesil and she reached 3rd round loosing from Maria Sharapova 3-6 6-3 6-2 ;)

LUXXXAS
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:29 PM
:eek:Michelle who? congrats :yeah: she has a bright future I think... ;)
Meghann :tape:

narrisch
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:29 PM
congrats Michelle

Meghan :tape:

Drake1980
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:30 PM
:eek: :woohoo:

ioni
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:30 PM
:eek:

Brαm
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:31 PM
Big day for Michelle and Portuguese tennis ;)

Sylvester
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:32 PM
Sesil won 2 matches at Indian Wells

Michelle is 14 and 2 months.

How old was Sesil there?

DarkGiant
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:32 PM
Wow, very very nice

lecciones
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:33 PM
That is amazing! :P Does anybody have a pic of her playing? I don't even know how she looks :P

jamatthews
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:33 PM
Michelle is 14 and 2 months.

How old was Sesil there?

About 4 or 5 months older I think.

Mina Vagante
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:33 PM
:lol:

Iceland
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:34 PM
Michelle !! :) :yeah: :woohoo: What an amazing news to begin this tournament !
She seems mentally and physically so strong ! A very nice fight !!!

Elwin.
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:34 PM
Omg Michelle :bounce:

Kai
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:34 PM
Michelle :eek: :bolt: :banana: :hearts: :woohoo:

Modiac.
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:35 PM
Michelle :yeah:
Wonderful debut on WTA tour!

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:35 PM
Daniela better not lose more than 3 games in a set :o

tennisjunky
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:36 PM
tell me more about this michelle. know nothing about her, but if shes 14 beating players like meghann then i need to know about her.

IanRadi
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:37 PM
OH MY GOD! Meghann, you dissapointed me.

Mrs. Peel
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:38 PM
Damn Meghann...losing to Rolle and now a 14 year old! :help: I feel bad for those who put vcash on Meg. After what I lost on her last week, I vowed never again! :tape:

It is nice to see a WC show some promise. I hope to see Larcher do Brito play!

The Daviator
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:41 PM
I reckon the Bandwagon thread will need updating after Miami ;)

Well done Michelle :clap2:

Jodie
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:43 PM
That is amazing! :P Does anybody have a pic of her playing? I don't even know how she looks :P

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/LudivineLaurel/LarcherdeBrito/Larcher160.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/LudivineLaurel/LarcherdeBrito/Larcher2160.jpg

Rui.
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:45 PM
tell me more about this michelle. know nothing about her, but if shes 14 beating players like meghann then i need to know about her.

She's simply the prodigy kid of Bolletieri ;)

shrOOf
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:46 PM
oh my god... :tape: meg :o

Kutuzova
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:46 PM
I have been following Michelle since she was about 9 so this is sooo great!!!! Keep it up Michelle..you are going to do very big things!

Harju.
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:47 PM
Meghann :help:
Now her rank is sinking down like Titanic. Only won a match this season. :o Back to the old Megs :banghead:

~Eclipsed~
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:47 PM
Good job to this Brito girl, but I think the real disappointment here is Shaughnessy.

I thought her experience would overcome this girl.:o

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:47 PM
the worst part for MS is that she lost it on the 3rd set tie-break.

Dexter
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:48 PM
Just amazing! :clap2:

*Jean*
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:51 PM
Meghann, just play doubles now...Please :sad:

Lunaris
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:51 PM
Thanks for some v-cash girl. I knew Shaughnessy is just hopeless.

HenryMag.
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:53 PM
Now against Hantuchova, Michelle has nothing to lose.....GOOD LUCK!!

Martian KC
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:53 PM
Is this the girl from Bolleterri? So she must have big groundies/big serve and much of nothing else?

Oh Meghann!:rolleyes:

KV
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:54 PM
Michelle :eek:
Meg :o

Monica_Rules
Mar 21st, 2007, 04:54 PM
Wow Michelle, Shes defo one to watch out for.

pierce0415
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:00 PM
didn't Sesil win a match as a 14 yo at IW?

Sylvester
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:01 PM
Is this the girl from Bolleterri? So she must have big groundies/big serve and much of nothing else?

Oh Meghann!:rolleyes:

Lol, exactly the opposite.

Her serve is her weakest point by far.

Sylvester
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:01 PM
didn't Sesil win a match as a 14 yo at IW?

Yep, but she was a couple of months older than Michelle.

rrfnpump
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:03 PM
Meghann :help: :weirdo:
that is the new low of your slump, cant beat a 14y old who served 10 DFs...

congrats to Michelle.

IanRadi
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:03 PM
Come'on Meghann! I can beleave that you lost with this girl!.

Tennis-Chick
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:09 PM
Well done Michelle!!

Darop.
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:10 PM
Wow, well done! :eek:

But :help: at Meghan for winning only 3 points in a 3rd set TB against an unexperienced 14yo in her 2nd WTA match :o

MistyGrey
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:11 PM
Wow! a future star perhaps!

¤CharlDa¤
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:12 PM
Michelle :D:D:D

Cat's Pajamas
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:14 PM
Meghann is almost twice as hold as her too! :help: In fact she will be in a couple of weeks. :o :bolt:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:17 PM
Who's that girl? :eek:
Oh Meghann, losing to a 14year-old :o

IanRadi
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:18 PM
I can't beleave it!! God!! How can an experience player as Meghann loose with an unexperience like Michelle? Is Meghann's final career? Come on Meghann!!

papru
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:20 PM
Meghann :o pathetic...

brent-o
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:24 PM
Yup, that's our American number three, going down to a 14 year old.

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:30 PM
Yup, that's our American number three, going down to a 14 year old.

:lol:

Niunia
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:31 PM
Michelle:woohoo:

Corswandt
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:32 PM
For those who are worried that this may bring to WTAW a horde of Portuguese patriotic bandwagoners, worry not. Nobody in Portugal is even going to hear about this.

DarkGiant
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:32 PM
Yup, that's our American number three, going down to a 14 year old.



:lol: Great :haha:

égalité
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:34 PM
:weirdo:

Is this the first tournament she's ever played?

Neptune
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:35 PM
Wow.:eek:

patricktav2003
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:36 PM
wowwo! im so happy with this!! unexpected really!! :bounce: :banana:

yes the first portuguese to win a match in a tier 1 tournament!!
and by far the biggest victory for a portugues in the history of tennis there!!

so congrats Michelle wowo!! i hope they will talk about her she is a prodigy really!! and there in portugal they dont talk about tennis!! but now i hope!!
:) keep the hope now a good experience against hantuchova who is in the skies!

stefi62
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:39 PM
Congrats! :worship:

jamatthews
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:41 PM
:weirdo:

Is this the first tournament she's ever played?

Don't be ridiculous, they don't give you a WC into Miami for your very 1st tournament. :rolleyes:



























It's her 2nd. :p

LDF
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:42 PM
Meghann :o :help:

Congrats Michelle; always nice to see upcoming youngsters get big wins. :D

Mileen
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:47 PM
Wow, exciting, there's maybe a new good player coming up!

Great achievement Michelle! :worship: No 'choking', but winner's attitude.

Natarajasana
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:47 PM
Congrats Michelle :)
(if only I was wise enough to place her as a win on PAW :sad: )

Joana
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:47 PM
For those who are worried that this may bring to WTAW a horde of Portuguese patriotic bandwagoners, worry not. Nobody in Portugal is even going to hear about this.

There's nothing about this on O Jogo's website yet and they don't even mention her here (http://www.ojogo.pt/Directo/NoticiaHoraModalidades_TenosTorneioMiami2003_6923. asp). :o

Ellery
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:49 PM
Meghann :weirdo: Ouch.

Congrats Michelle :yeah:

égalité
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:51 PM
Don't be ridiculous, they don't give you a WC into Miami for your very 1st tournament. :rolleyes:


It's her 2nd. :p

Oh, WHEW! For a second there, I thought it wasn't a respectable loss :haha:

The Guilty
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:52 PM
There's nothing about this on O Jogo's website yet and they don't even mention her here (http://www.ojogo.pt/Directo/NoticiaHoraModalidades_TenosTorneioMiami2003_6923. asp). :o

There's finally some news :D

http://infordesporto.sapo.pt/Informacao/Modalidades/Tenis/noticiatenis_tenmichellebritotornmiami_210307_3670 31.asp

:inlove:
Mar 21st, 2007, 05:55 PM
Michelle :worship: :D Nice one. :smoke:

-sugi-
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:06 PM
Michelle :yippee:

MatchpointPRT
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:10 PM
I didn´t know she finished the match with a second serve ace. lol. I didn´t saw the match just followed the scores and what was impressing me more was that Michelle was the last to serve in the 3rd set and she was always able to level the match easily and the 6-0 in the tiebreak showed that she doesn´t choke on difficult moments.

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:11 PM
well done Michelle :)

Meg :rolls:

Vaidisova
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:15 PM
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1711/ddec6.jpg
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9888/dd2hp8.jpg
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1445/dd3ln6.jpg

Corswandt
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:16 PM
There's nothing about this on O Jogo's website yet and they don't even mention her here (http://www.ojogo.pt/Directo/NoticiaHoraModalidades_TenosTorneioMiami2003_6923. asp). :o

http://www.ojogo.pt/Directo/NoticiaHoraModalidades_Mic2103_7148.asp

The agencies already got a paragraph out, with assorted spelling and punctuation errors and the wrong TB score. "Greatest ever win by a Portuguese [female, I assume] tennis player"? Can be. Piedade never won a WTA MD match IIRC. Maybe Prazeres, or that hot piece of ass Tânia Couto (much less likely) did.

Homepage of "A Bola":

http://www.abola.pt/ (scroll down to the very bottom)

LadyNalbandian
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:19 PM
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1711/ddec6.jpg
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/9888/dd2hp8.jpg
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1445/dd3ln6.jpg

how do u got these pics?

Lefty.
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:19 PM
Wow! :eek: The girl is younger than me even! :lol: Great win for her. :yeah:

adrovi
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:25 PM
Impressive :worship: :worship: :worship:

Morton
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:38 PM
well she costed me 1 k but she is cute..
congrats

Slumpsova
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:38 PM
Michelle :yeah:
can't believe you done it. congrats :D

hingisGOAT
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:39 PM
just what women's tennis needs: another bolliterri student :tape:

Dann
Mar 21st, 2007, 06:42 PM
just what women's tennis needs: another bolliterri student :tape:


hard shoot .... super hard shoot , mega super hard shoot .... win:rolleyes:

:eek: but congratulations Michelle ;)

Dexter
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:00 PM
She looks a bit older in these pics than 14yo. Anyway always good to see someone happy. :D

Rui.
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:00 PM
Is this the girl from Bolleterri? So she must have big groundies/big serve and much of nothing else?

Oh Meghann!:rolleyes:

you're wrong her serve it's not really great :rolleyes:

Uranus
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:02 PM
Huge win for Michelle :eek:

Very promising!

LCS
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:07 PM
Sesil won 2 matches at Indian Wells

yeah, so here, two words for you:

Drug abuse! ;)

LCS
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:10 PM
Wow, well done! :eek:

But :help: at Meghan for winning only 3 points in a 3rd set TB against an unexperienced 14yo in her 2nd WTA match :o

Correction: Her first wta match! ;)

LCS
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:11 PM
For those who are worried that this may bring to WTAW a horde of Portuguese patriotic bandwagoners, worry not. Nobody in Portugal is even going to hear about this.

It's not as if we are all soccer fanatics...I am not...!

LCS
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:12 PM
Don't be ridiculous, they don't give you a WC into Miami for your very 1st tournament. :rolleyes:


It's her 2nd. :p

It's her first WTA!! ;) :P

LCS
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:15 PM
just what women's tennis needs: another bolliterri student :tape:

Just go to hell! Michelle is good! Period! She doesn't even have a good serve...;)

:inlove:
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:20 PM
It's her first WTA!! ;) :P

Yep, that's what I thought. :unsure:

Dann
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:32 PM
http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/activity.asp?player=100092275

it's her 2nd

Jodie
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:34 PM
http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/activity.asp?player=100092275

it's her 2nd

Midland is an ITF tournament, Miami a WTA one..

But in total indeed just 2...

Hantuchov
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:34 PM
The same player who beat Henin here last year now loses to a 14 y.o. girl.

How things change in a year !!! :tape:

Pathetic, simply pathetic !!! :help: :help: :help:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:35 PM
Congrats to Michelle..she must be over the moon :D But MEG, oh my lord...every since she won her 2nd title last year she has been in bad shape. I HAVE to checkout the stats on this match :eek:

Rui.
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:36 PM
It's not as if we are all soccer fanatics...I am not...!

I hate soccer Bahhhh

UDACHi
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:41 PM
she's my age. :eek: :lol:

ghosts
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:48 PM
:lol: @ Shaughessy losing to a girl who just turned 14 ;)

Tenis Srbija
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:48 PM
she's my age. :eek: :lol:

You have 14 years? :rolls: :help: Dear God...

Tenis Srbija
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:51 PM
Meghan :smash: :o :rolls:

Vaidisova
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:52 PM
http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/5451/getgettylive8066561500fc8.jpg

Nicolás89
Mar 21st, 2007, 07:53 PM
she's my age. :eek: :lol:

:speakles:

;)

**Jelica**
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:07 PM
Last 14 year old to win a tour match must have been Sesil... Or Nicole?

polishprodigy
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:11 PM
Wow, a big win for Portuguese tennis! But how long ago did Michelle actually live in Portugal? ;) Even Frederica couldn't do this, so it appears that Michelle already is the best Portuguese tennis player! (well perhaps we need to see more results to see if this truly is the case)

Meelis
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:14 PM
Meghann :tape:

Michelle :bolt:

Hachiko
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:15 PM
Why is Meghann still around?

Sylvester
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:42 PM
Wow, a big win for Portuguese tennis! But how long ago did Michelle actually live in Portugal? ;)

9 years. But she still speaks portuguese very well and she will come for some media stuff in Estoril again this year. She said that she wants to represent Portugal as fast she can.

She's no Maria.

jazar
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:49 PM
that is possibly the most sensational win ever

keirana332
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:51 PM
whoa thats pretty awesome
well done michelle

Kenny
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:52 PM
14 year old. Too funny.

jazar
Mar 21st, 2007, 08:53 PM
imagine how meghann is feeling right now

ce
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:00 PM
whos this girl?

auntie janie
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:04 PM
Oh, Meghann. How depressing for her! :bigcry:

Congrats to Michelle, though. That's the way to use a WC! :yeah:

Hant11
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:07 PM
Congrats Michelle :bounce: I know her since i saw a report about her on CNBC

http://img144.imagevenue.com/loc500/th_10936_michelle1_122_500lo.jpg (http://img144.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10936_michelle1_122_500lo.jpg) http://img11.imagevenue.com/loc390/th_10948_michelle2_122_390lo.jpg (http://img11.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10948_michelle2_122_390lo.jpg) http://img14.imagevenue.com/loc453/th_10958_michelle3_122_453lo.jpg (http://img14.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10958_michelle3_122_453lo.jpg) http://img168.imagevenue.com/loc366/th_10965_michelle4_122_366lo.jpg (http://img168.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10965_michelle4_122_366lo.jpg)
http://img154.imagevenue.com/loc484/th_10976_michelle5_122_484lo.jpg (http://img154.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10976_michelle5_122_484lo.jpg)

Patty Choker
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:15 PM
Meghannhttp://img124.imageshack.us/img124/739/ahhhhhhhzw4.gifhttp://img71.imageshack.us/img71/5980/missingteethcv7.gifhttp://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4061/clubbedor6.gif

UDACHi
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:20 PM
so how does michelle play?

Helen Lawson
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:24 PM
Lmao.

Europe rocks
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:39 PM
Meg :tape: :o

Guess Michelle is a name to look out for in the future :)

PLP
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:41 PM
Amazing.
Daniela is next!

I wonder who was the last 14 year old who won a match at a Tier 1?

Oh Sesil. Sigh. I hope she can make a comeback next year. :)

Martina Hingis had just celebrated her 14th B-DAY before beating Patty Fendick at Zurich and then 2 months later made the 3rd rd in her GS debut in Australia.

Anyway congrats Michelle! :worship:
I wonder just how good she could be! This win is quite impressive.

Meghann! :sad:

Lindsayfanumber1
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:43 PM
Impressive!!

Bennguin1491
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:43 PM
amazing job michelle...i had a good feeling about this match right from when the draw came out! :)

Viktymise
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:44 PM
Jcap was winning WTA matches at 13 wasn't she :eek: Venus nearly beat ASV when she was like 3 in the world in Oakland as a 14 year old too was up a set and a break, she had previously won her 1st round match against a top 100 player also

Alvarillo
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:47 PM
Bravooo Michelle!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

polishprodigy
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:49 PM
9 years. But she still speaks portuguese very well and she will come for some media stuff in Estoril again this year. She said that she wants to represent Portugal as fast she can.

She's no Maria.

Well Michelle represents Portugal right now, on the tour that is. I guess she wants to play Fed Cup? I wonder if she will play Estoril?

DimaDinosaur
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:54 PM
Hantuchova better watch out for her. SCARY!!!

Volcana
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:54 PM
The oft-maligned Tracy Austin actually won a tournament at 14. 1977 Portland. She also made the US Open QF at 14, defeating #4 seed Sue Barker along the way. Barker was no slouch, being the '76 RG champ, and the winner of 15 career titles.

I've often wondered why the youth-worship cult portion of wtaworld doesn't fawn over Austin more.

timafi
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:58 PM
:speakles:

LadyNalbandian
Mar 21st, 2007, 09:58 PM
Congrats Michelle :bounce: I know her since i saw a report about her on CNBC

http://img144.imagevenue.com/loc500/th_10936_michelle1_122_500lo.jpg (http://img144.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10936_michelle1_122_500lo.jpg) http://img11.imagevenue.com/loc390/th_10948_michelle2_122_390lo.jpg (http://img11.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10948_michelle2_122_390lo.jpg) http://img14.imagevenue.com/loc453/th_10958_michelle3_122_453lo.jpg (http://img14.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10958_michelle3_122_453lo.jpg) http://img168.imagevenue.com/loc366/th_10965_michelle4_122_366lo.jpg (http://img168.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10965_michelle4_122_366lo.jpg)


where did u find these?

gocanadago
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:02 PM
Meghann :tape:

Slumpsova
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:02 PM
i think Alize Cornet won her RG debut when she was 14 years old as well.

venusdemilo
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:04 PM
Guess we get to add her to a fairly long list of up-and-comers. But what intrigues me the most, other than her age, of course, is where she's from. She's another one of these players from a country where tennis isn't necessarily a popular sport.

tennismaster8820
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:06 PM
Fantastic result! I'm very happy to see "new" country having great talent! :banana:

Kooka Booka
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:12 PM
She's very beautiful to boot :banana: Congrats! :rocker2:

Mother_Marjorie
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:13 PM
http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/5451/getgettylive8066561500fc8.jpg
It was a case of tears and tantrums AND ACNE on court 6

jacobruiz
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:14 PM
Jcap was winning WTA matches at 13 wasn't she :eek: Venus nearly beat ASV when she was like 3 in the world in Oakland as a 14 year old too was up a set and a break, she had previously won her 1st round match against a top 100 player also


At 13 Jenny beat Nathalie Tauziat ranked #16 and Helena Sukova, ranked #10, twice. At 14 and 10 days she got to the final of Hilton Head, a tier I, beating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, ranked #5, and Natasha Zvereva, ranked #16. She lost to Navratilova, then ranked #2, in the final , taking 6 games off of her.

Congrats to Michelle; good thing that she won't be allowed to burn herself out at a very young age like Jenny.:sad:

HenryMag.
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:16 PM
Well Michelle represents Portugal right now, on the tour that is. I guess she wants to play Fed Cup? I wonder if she will play Estoril?

No, this year Michelle can only participate in 1 WTA tournament....And 6 ITF....

Slumpsova
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:18 PM
No, this year Michelle can only participate in 1 WTA tournament....And 6 ITF....
it sucks that she won't participate Estoril :(

jacobruiz
Mar 21st, 2007, 10:18 PM
9 years. But she still speaks portuguese very well and she will come for some media stuff in Estoril again this year. She said that she wants to represent Portugal as fast she can.

She's no Maria.


:confused: So much the worse for her, I guess. And Maria speaks fluent Russian, if that's what you meant.

CooCooCachoo
Mar 21st, 2007, 11:23 PM
Wow. Congrats :yeah:

Meghann :bolt:

Sharapova's_Boy
Mar 21st, 2007, 11:33 PM
Michelle :speakles:

nouf
Mar 21st, 2007, 11:34 PM
reportage on michelle
part1:
http://www.dailymotion.com/stefff92/video/x1awwt_michelle-larcher-de-brito-reportage
part2:
http://www.dailymotion.com/stefff92/video/x1axdp_michelle-larcher-de-brito-reportage

esquímaux
Mar 21st, 2007, 11:40 PM
O....M....G :o

champGS1452
Mar 21st, 2007, 11:48 PM
if you're a veteran and a 14 year old beats you in a 3rd set tiebreak....:o

congrats to Michelle for being mentally tougher :D

spinpup
Mar 21st, 2007, 11:52 PM
so how does michelle play?


Apparently very well. :lol:

congrat's Michelle!:D
Meghan.... wow:help:

Alonsofz
Mar 22nd, 2007, 12:33 AM
Michelle :bowdown:

But Meghann wasn't playing very good last time... :help:

georgekuo1017
Mar 22nd, 2007, 12:41 AM
Omg...

Buitenzorg
Mar 22nd, 2007, 12:47 AM
Good job Michelle :) thanks for 51 pts at PAW game :bounce:

Meghann oh Meghann! :sad:

felipemiami
Mar 22nd, 2007, 01:32 AM
I was actually a ballboy for this match today.. Michelle was playing very well. The end of the match was very emotional for her.. Really glad she pulled the upset.. I didint know she was 14!!! WOW.. TWO THUMBS UP TO HER!

Kooka Booka
Mar 22nd, 2007, 01:42 AM
I was actually a ballboy for this match today.. Michelle was playing very well. The end of the match was very emotional for her.. Really glad she pulled the upset.. I didint know she was 14!!! WOW.. TWO THUMBS UP TO HER!

Cool dude. What is her game like and how does she play? Weaknesses and strengths? Power barometer levels? Variety? :)

felipemiami
Mar 22nd, 2007, 01:46 AM
Cool dude. What is her game like and how does she play? Weaknesses and strengths? Power barometer levels? Variety? :)

I think her strength is the forehand even though she commited some errors with it. I dont recall a big weakness from her. Shes consistent. :)

ewbangkok
Mar 22nd, 2007, 01:48 AM
Vamos...14 yrs old girl

MisterQ
Mar 22nd, 2007, 01:50 AM
Remarkable! Hope I will get to see her play sometime soon. :cool:

Kooka Booka
Mar 22nd, 2007, 01:51 AM
I think her strength is the forehand even though she commited some errors with it. I dont recall a big weakness from her. Shes consistent. :)

Thanks. :wavey:

Duchovna
Mar 22nd, 2007, 02:10 AM
wow, vamos Michelle.

Buitenzorg
Mar 22nd, 2007, 02:12 AM
:bounce:

IanRadi
Mar 22nd, 2007, 02:12 AM
Well, it's not the same if she won some player like Justine Henin than Meghann Shaughnessy. Yes, it's a great victory for her age and that stuffs, but, I think that if everybody is excited because of this victory, I don't want to know how are you going to be if she defeat Amélie Mauresmo.

I love you Meghann!!! :kiss:

Corswandt
Mar 22nd, 2007, 02:27 AM
Well, it's not the same if she won some player like Justine Henin than Meghann Shaughnessy. Yes, it's a great victory for her age and that stuffs, but, I think that if everybody is excited because of this victory, I don't want to know how are you going to be if she defeat Amélie Mauresmo.

I love you Meghann!!! :kiss:

Piss off.

Go love Meghann somewhere else.

Orion
Mar 22nd, 2007, 02:37 AM
Well, it's not the same if she won some player like Justine Henin than Meghann Shaughnessy. Yes, it's a great victory for her age and that stuffs, but, I think that if everybody is excited because of this victory, I don't want to know how are you going to be if she defeat Amélie Mauresmo.

That's true. I suppose we should wait until she beats a good player :rolleyes:

Shaugnessy is in the top 50, no? She's a former slam quarterfinalist, right? Former top 20? So...it's a quality win, regardless of whether Shaugnessy is a player on the rise, on the decline, or static.

Brett.
Mar 22nd, 2007, 03:52 AM
yeah, so here, two words for you:

Drug abuse! ;)

Lol

i think Alize Cornet won her RG debut when she was 14 years old as well.

She was 15

kittyking
Mar 22nd, 2007, 03:58 AM
Very nice win!!!

mykarma
Mar 22nd, 2007, 04:13 AM
Awesome!!

Well done Michelle!! :worship: :worship:
Congrat Michelle but I really think 14 is to young to be playing any professional sport. How young is to young?

Frode
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:30 AM
The portuguese is going bananas on the board:lol:

Good to see.

Always nice to have girls from different countries doing well

Frode
Mar 22nd, 2007, 05:41 AM
I've often wondered why the youth-worship cult portion of wtaworld doesn't fawn over Austin more.


Because most of them where not even born back then;)

PerfectForm
Mar 22nd, 2007, 06:29 AM
Woh! Iv heard alot about this young girl from Portugal & have seen clips of her when she was 12. She is really impressive & this result is amazing. Would be interesting to see if she could be the next "big thing" !

TFan1156
Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:51 AM
Michelle is 14 and 2 months.

How old was Sesil there?

About 14 and 6 mos

Demska
Mar 22nd, 2007, 07:54 AM
14 year old? :haha: :haha:

I think that has to be worse than ALG.

suzie
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:01 AM
Michelle! :eek:

WELL DONE! :worship:

Drimal
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:03 AM
Seems like Portuguese tennis has a star! :)

Well done Michelle! :yeah:

lovehotel
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:05 AM
What a superb upset:bounce:
I coundn't express my excitement when I knew the result:worship:

hwanmig
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:10 AM
Ridiculous performance and even more ridiculous is Shaughnessy is a top 50 player.

Xian
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:28 AM
Nice one from Michelle :) , anyway not very good for WTA :o

Freakan
Mar 22nd, 2007, 08:33 AM
Great job, baby :yeah:

TFan1156
Mar 22nd, 2007, 09:22 AM
For those mocking Meghann, okay, but de Brito can play. She nearly beat Brandi in her first pro match.

http://tenniskalamazoo.blogspot.com/2007/02/larcher-de-brito-loses-in-pro-debut-but.html

She also won 16 and under tournaments at age 12. She has been groomed at IMG and has shown an ability to up her game at critical times. Watch out for the name. This is a serious candidate for long term WTA success.

nouf
Mar 22nd, 2007, 09:26 AM
Congrats Michelle :bounce: I know her since i saw a report about her on CNBC

http://img144.imagevenue.com/loc500/th_10936_michelle1_122_500lo.jpg (http://img144.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10936_michelle1_122_500lo.jpg) http://img11.imagevenue.com/loc390/th_10948_michelle2_122_390lo.jpg (http://img11.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10948_michelle2_122_390lo.jpg) http://img14.imagevenue.com/loc453/th_10958_michelle3_122_453lo.jpg (http://img14.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10958_michelle3_122_453lo.jpg) http://img168.imagevenue.com/loc366/th_10965_michelle4_122_366lo.jpg (http://img168.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10965_michelle4_122_366lo.jpg)
http://img154.imagevenue.com/loc484/th_10976_michelle5_122_484lo.jpg (http://img154.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=10976_michelle5_122_484lo.jpg)

merci pour les pics miss getty !
pour quand le site sur michelle! :lol: :lol:

Hant11
Mar 22nd, 2007, 10:02 AM
merci pour les pics miss getty !
pour quand le site sur michelle! :lol: :lol:

http://www.michellelarcherdebrito.com :rolleyes:

tobi
Mar 22nd, 2007, 12:01 PM
Congrats Michelle :bolt:

But Meghann omg :tape: :rolls:

Geertvg
Mar 22nd, 2007, 02:06 PM
Wowza! Congrats!!!

LCS
Mar 29th, 2007, 11:33 AM
It was a case of tears and tantrums AND ACNE on court 6

Seriously? I mean, serioulsy? Really, seriously? I guess you skipped puberty and maybe adolescency...pathetic! Everybody gets acne...Must I remind you that she's only 14?!!! :angry:

LCS
Mar 29th, 2007, 11:38 AM
Ridiculous performance and even more ridiculous is Shaughnessy is a top 50 player.

Before saying anything, do improve on your english! And next time don't you dare saying Michelle's performance was ridiculous! She won fair and square!